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Published la The County Seat Uf Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
ry.HRST YEAR- NO. 3 8 Pages
WAYNESVILLE, N. C, THURSDAY, JANUARY 18, 1945 (One Day Nearer Victory)
11.75 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
y.Roy Francis To Head
amoaizn In Haywood
Last Week In January.
R Francis has been named
tv chairman 01 m nuuiuc
,is Campaign. Haywood
...i. kocA mints, has been set
0 787, with iuu auueo. lor
. iko 1 1 cases ot polio in
....... rinrincr the rjast year.
H'Uum. " " - - -
r ika tnt OUOta UP tO
9 it was learned yesterday.
he 'county will be divided into
Ureas, with a cnairman serv
!. ik Wnvntsville section and
Lr in the Canton section, ac-
C m Mr Francis.
Lv Massie has been named
,e co-chairman ior me
ille area, and (Jiauae itogers
.JU )Hp school chairman.
Iher committees and chairmen
be announced during tne
it was pointed out uy Mr.
Iinouncement has been made
ie square dance wmch will oe
, 01 th Wavnesville Armorv
he eveninir of January 31st,
Sam Queen in charge 01 ar-
emeritS. Tickets will be sold
lehout the community at a
r i nn
ftu nor cent of the amount
loney raised in Haywood coun-
ill be kept for treatment ana
expenses of polio cases in
me Surgical Dressings rooms
he Haywood Chapter of the
riean Ked Cross has closed
Lll the dressings assigned . ot
chapter have been completed
shipped, it was learned this
Jk from Mrs. it. E. Colkitt,
In was opened 6n October 1,
Z, and since that date the fol-
nr dressings have been mad
shipped: 180,000 four by
sponges; 60,000 two by two
iees; 50,400 four by eight
hges, and 22,500 eight by ten
on ; pads, making a total of
auu dressings made bv the
nen of this area.
he chairman, Mrs.'B. E. Col-
and the vice chairman. Mrs.
N. Barber, Jr., and the super-
rs nave given 11,600 hours of
r time to the work.
I wish to take this opportun-
W thank all the workers for
r splendid cooneration in ar-
Iplishing the surgical dressings
gram lor the Haywood ehap-
of the Red Crncs " ou t A Mm
Mtt yesterday in discussing the
Pfc. Allie L. Moore (left) and
Sgt. Joe Moore, Jr., sons of Mr.
and Mrs. J. C. Moore, of Waynes
ville. Pfc. Moore is reported
wounded in action on December
25, in Belgium und Sgt. Moore has
been reported missing in action
since December 27.
over M. Davis
t. Comdr. Grover Mack Da-
avy u. S. Medical Reserve,
Of Mr an1 M n r
I. - - -"v. iuio, uivvcr
pis, of Waynesville, has recent-
promoted to his present.
Ki according t nn.:
by his family.
.ur. uavis is stationed at
rry Point If. ... j
noa caiicu in
SCtlVe serving nr nn
n and,rreported for dty at
L i ' , wne he was sta
ed for 18 mnnth. f tu
r?sferred t0 cmP Peary,
;j T . en 10 1,18 Present post,
nor tn 4L.
fn.l. ri me service
R. iE? P:cticed dentistry
tT. r uu- ne 's graduate
Mdson ""' "JKno.sc"L0''
Ptal College. ouu,nwn
M??"!. ?arl J' Rhymer, son
ami " 1 "JLw.inP w'th
5 statoned at Fort McPherson,
Sgf. Joe C. Moore, Jr.,
Reported Missing in
Action and Pfc. Allie
Moore Slightly Wounded
Two sons of Mr. and Mr. J.
C. Moore, of Water Street, Way
nesville, have been reported as
, Sergeant Joe C. Moore. Jr.. has
been reported missing in action
since December 17 in Luxembourg.
I Private First Clafss Allie L.
rMoore has been reported slightly
wounded in action in Belgium on
Sgt. Moore left here with the
National Guard unit in September,
1940, and before being sent over
seas was stationed at the follow
ing posts: Fort Jackson, Camp
Uordon, rort Uix, Camp Gordon
Johnson, Fla., and back to Fort
"He was first stationed in Eng
land and entered Fiance on D
Day. He had been on combat in
Belgium and Germany. Before
entering the service he was em
ployed by the Haywood county
board of education.
Pfc. Moore entered the service
on March 11, 1941, and was in
ducted at Fort Bragg and sent to
Camp Claiborne, La., and back to
Fort Bragg, before being sent
overseas, where he has served for
the past 21 months. He was first
in England, then France, Holland,
and Belgium. He is serving with
an airborne division.
Before entering the service Pfc.
Moore was employed as assistant
clerk of the Haywood county wel
ead "Here And
Tn Enolu!Tn tody. Hild Way
W of the-trying expert-
vsDan crry,n On" hen the
"JPfPw plant ha. been disabled
ne tnlnid story of
Sap.ef ..fctt must -Vcarry
InceiL b 01 circum-
ttoriti ' Her column, ia on the
page page two -
Comdr. Henry Lee
In Charge Of
Comdr. Henry Lee, N. S. Navy
retired, has been named chairman
of the eighth annual oratorical
contest for the State American
Legion contest for the Haywood
The contest is open to any boy
or eirl in the 9. 10. 11. or 12th
grade of any accredited high
school in the state, btudents from
the six high schools in Haywood
countv in the grades designated
are eligible to enter the contest.
Comdr. Lee is urging every
member of the classes, both boys
and girls of the senior class in
each high school of the county
to enter and the state is urging
that this contest be assigned as
a part of the regular course on
oration on the subjects submitted
in the contest.
The contest is on the United
States Constitution and the sub
ject is "The Constitution In A
Changing World. lhe oration
must be composed of two parts:
First, a prepared speech of not
less than 10 or more than 12
minutes; second, an extemperane
ous oration of 'not less than four
or more than eight minutes. All
county contests in the state must
beCi held between Marcn i ana
16 in the county seat of the
The preliminary contests must
be held in each school before that
date. ' The county winners will
compete in a district contest and
then a state final contest with
the winners from the five divisions
will be conducted on April 2, at
Any one wishing lurtner mior-
ihation regarding the -contest may
get in touch with Comdr. Lee at
the Kirkpatrick apartments.
In Keeping With Call For
9,000,000 Men by July,
Seventy-nine men were reclassi
fied during the past week by the
local draft the largest number in
some weeks. In the group were
placed the following in class 1-A:
William R. Burton, Jack D. Moore,
Claude Hoglen, Lawrence V. Full
bright and Hardin E. Green.
Continued in class 2-A was Med
ford B. Gaddis.
Placed in class 4-A was Millard
Continued in class A- (F)
were: Charlie Fie, Milas C. Pat
terson, Thad W. Hannah, Oliver
Hicks, Leon W. Henry. Robert
V. Hyatt, Arthur P. Messer, Ralph
W. Price,. James 1). Smith, Frank
Phillips, Columbus Wright, Ens
ley R. Robinson, Arthur R. Over
man, Coy Grooms. Edgar L. Am
nions, Woodrow W. Downs.
William Conner, Vern R. Pow
ers, Walter F. Williams, Hugh A.
Phillips, Louie Clark. Ray E. Mil
ler, James E. Norris, William A.
Wyatt, Manley C. Pressley, George
W. Galloway, Hugh L. Under
wood, Milas W. kirkpatrick, Wil
liam F. Timbes, Don W; Gibson.
George V. Smith. John It. Run",
Glenn R. Painter, George M.
Queen, Virgil Wilson, John M.
Mills, Spellman G. McClure, and
George E. Rupe.
Placed in' .class 2-B (F) were:
Muck Greene, Roy F. Sherrill,
Gordon P. Rabb and Raymond D.
Continued in class 2-lJ was El
mer G. Henibree.
Placed in class 2-C was Henry
Continued in class 2-C (F)
were: Lee Lewis, Lige Franklin
und Fred Underwood.
Continued in class 2-B (F)
were: Truman N. Cutshaw, Glen
V. Rogers. Boone Davis, Thomas
Bradley, Burnett J. Smith. Noble
W. Ferguson, Theodore T. Mat-
ney, Deryal L. Matney, Charles P.
Sutton, James Long, Guy V. Gro
gan, Robert L. Davis, Vaughn T.
Shcpard, Mack V. Miller, Ralph
Brandon, Charles 1). Dalton, Wal
ter J. Francis, Joe W. Davis, Har
ry R. Hogan, Jessie L. Jordon,
Horace L. Teague, Frank S.
Leatherwood, Fletcher Trantham,
and Hugh T. Francis.
FRANCE JOINS IjNITED NATIONS
T COlORFUl CEREMONIES in Washington, D. C, Henri Bonnet, the new
Krench Ambassador, signs the Unitetl Nations' joint declaration, as Sec
retary of Stale Edward R. Stettiniiis looks on. Thus France formally
became the 3Cth country to join theUnited Nations. (International)
24 Cases White Ga.
Caught This Week
TO BE HELD
LT. (JG) JAMES SHOOK
QUEEN, who was reported miss
ing in action off the cost of Italy
on Sept. 15. 1943.
Lt. James Queen
Lt. (jg) James Shook Queen,
U. S. Naval Reserve, son of Mr.
and Mrs. John M. Queen, of Way
nesville, reported missing, who was
in action off the coast of Italy on
Sept. 15, 1943, and latter declar
ed killed, has been posthumously
awarded the Purple Heart, accord
ing to information received by his
Lt. Queen entered the service
as a volunteer in July, 1942 and
enlisted at Charlotte. He was
commissioned an Ensign and sent
to Northwestern ' University for
special training. ' After comple
tion of this course he was sent to
Solomons, Md.. then Norfolk, Va.,
for further training.
He left New York for sea duty
on April 4, 1943, and served with
the amphibious forces in command
of an LCT boat on combat in the
North African campaign, in Sicily
and in Italy. '
Lt. Queen has been commended
a number of times by his com
manding officers for his gallantry
in action. The certificate which
accompanied the Purple Heart
stated in part: "For military merit
and for wounds teceived in action
resulting in his death."
Lt. Queen was a practicing at
torney associated with his father
here at the time he Volunteered in
the service. He was a graduate of
the local high school, and of the
University of North Carolina, re
ceiving both an A. B. and law de- j
from the latter.
His wife, the former Miss Mar-j
ion McClt nneghan, of Raleigh,"
Twenty-four cases of white
Georgia liquor has been captured
in three days by local policemen
and highway patrolmen.
Monday night. Policeman Hub
Run and Norville Noland, and Pa
trolman O. R. Roberts caught Wil
liam llrading, of Gastonia, with
M cases of liquor. Brading was
heading towards Gastonia with
his load, and was being pursued by
a federal officer when the local
officers entered the chase. The
local officers shot the rear tire
of the rum runner's car, and ar
rested him at Clyde and brought
him to the local jail. . He was
later released under bond.
Officers reported that Brading
tlmost wrecked his car on a sharp
curve, and thut the chase soon
ended when the two police sent
bullets into his tires, after. an ew
citing chase. .
Or. Saturday the same three of
ficers arrested Gene Luw, of Ashc
ville, with 10 eases of Georgia
liquor, said to be assigned to
Asheville. Law was arrested on
Main Street. He was lodged in
jail and later released under bond.
3 X TJi
Private First Class Noel C.
Phillips, former employe of the
Pet Dairy Products Company
here, has been reported missing
in action since December 16 in
Germany, according to informa
tion received by the War Depart
ment by his family.
Pfc. Phillips is the son of Mr.
and Mrs. S. J. Phillips, of Sylva,
and his wife, Mrs. Evelyn Rey
nolds Phillips, resides at 45 Ta
coma avenue. West Asheville.
Pfc. Phillips was employed as
a salesman for the local piant at
the time he entered the service.
Mi. and Mrs. John Sparks, of
Waynesville, R.F.D. No. 1, an
nounce the birth of a son at their
home on January 13th.
JULE NOLAND PROMOTED
Jule W. Noland. of Waynesville,
was recently promoted to technical
sergeant, 4, at Camp Butner.
GEORGE SWEARENGIN, bro
ther of Mrs. Zeb Curtis, who has
been reported, slightly wounded in
Private First Class George
Swearengin, formerly of Waynes
ville, has been reported slightly
wounded hi action in Belgium, ac
cording to a message received by
his sister, Mrs. Zeb Curtis.
Pfc. Swearengin had been in
the service for the past three years
and had been overseas since Octo
ber, 1943. He is now reported to
be in a U. S. Government hospital
in England and his condition is
said to be satisfactory.
Prior to entering the service
Pfc. Swearengin was employed by
the American Enka Corporation.
He is the son of Mr. and Mrs.
C. E. SweareWin, of Byron, Ga.,
and a ibrother of Mason Swear
engin, now of Raleiirh, but for
mer manager of the USES office
To Our Newspaper Friends
Those of us in the newspaper field have much
in common. We understand lhe trials of editing
and printing a newspaper under favorable condi
tions, but when the printing equipment has been
destroyed the problem of carrying on could never
be met without the cooperation of our fellow work
ers. It is through the courtesy of the Times-News
of Hendersonville that The Mountaineer is going
to its subscribers this week.
The Asheville Citizen-Times was willing to
take us on. The Transylvania Times offered to see
us through, as did other newspaper publishers at
greater distances from home.
We know only too well that during the ten
sion of war every newspaper has been put to the
limit to look after itsown problems, so this offer
from our friends has touched us deeply.
' We know this gesture of generosity on the part
of the editors and publishers is one of sincere int
rest. We acknowledge both with pride and appreJ
ciation the spirit of friendliness that promoted these
' The Publishers.
Home Demonstration Club
( Meetings To Be Changed
Into Community Farm
The regular monthly meetings
oi me nayvood County Home
Demonstration Clubs during the
coming month will be converted
into community farm meetings, it
was learned from the county farm
and home demonstration agents,
The farm goals of production
in the county and plans to make
possible the goals will be brought
to the various communities in the
county by Howard R. Clapp, and
vvayne Franklin, farm agents,
and Miss Mary Margaret Smith
and Miss Jewel Graham, county
Both men and women and the
members of all the farm families,
whether members of the clubs or
not, are invited to the meetings,
which started Tuesday of this
week. All meetings are to open
at 2:.i0 in the afternoon.
Tuesday the Jonathan Creek
community met at the Rock Hill
school and the Crahtree citizens
mot at tho Mt. Zion church.
1 esterday meetings were held
in the Bethel community at the
county home farm and at Crab-
tree at the Crahtree school house.
Today the Ivy Hill area will
hold a meeting at the Maggie
Other meetings scheduled in
clude: Friday, 19, Hyder Moun
tain at the home of Mrs. H. H.
West, and at Ivy Hill at the Dell-
wood school; on Monday, 22nd,
W hite Oak, Presbyterian church,
and iron uuir, place to be an
Tuesday, 23rd, Clyde, at Clyde
school; and Francis Cove at
church: Wednesday, 24th, Cecil
at Cecil school building and Way
nesville at courthouse; Thursday,
25th, West Canton at home of
Mrs. J. A. Ledford and Cruso at
Friday, 2fith, Lake Junalusks
with Mrs.. A. J. MvCracken and
Katcllff Cove,, with Mrs. Woody
lones; Wednesday, 31st, Fines
Creek at Fine. Creek school; Mon
day, Febrtul Gth, at Mt. Sterl
ing school liOU.4)f 'I'uesdiry, Febru
ary 6th, ht Beaverdam school and
Morning Star school.
Fire Destroys Part
Court Of Honor
The regular session of the Pig
eon River Court of Honor of the
Boy Scouts of this area was held
at the Baptist church of Clyde on
Monday evening, with W. P.
Whitesides, district advancement
chairman, in charge of the pro
gram. He was assisted by Francis
V. Smith, Assistant Scout execu
tive of the Daniel Boone Council.
I. A. McLlain, of the Bethel
high school presented second class
badges to the following: Jack
Willis, of troop 1, of Canton; Jos
eph Medford, of troop 8, Lake
Junaluska; Max Thompson, of
troop 9, Clyde; and Richard Mor
gan, of troop 9, Clyde.
First class badges were award
ed by George Bischoff of Hazel
wood to: Luke Terrell, of troop 8,
Lake Junaluska; John R. Terrell,
of troop 8, Lake Junaluska; Joe
K. Terrell, of troop 8, Lake juna
luska; Charles Hannah, of troop
8. Lake Junaluska; Sherrill Phil
lips, of troop 12, Bethel.
Merit badges were presented
the following by B. E. Colkitt of
Waynesville: Bookbinding to Ber
ry Pat Matthews, of troop 1, Can
ton; Personal health and public
health to Parker Gay, of troop 2,
Waynesville; Cooking and music
to Bdbby Allen, troop 4, Canton.
Home repairs to Gene Yarbor-
ough, troop 8, Lake Junaluska;
Dairying, home repairs, and farm
mechanics to Edwin Terrell, troop
8, Lake Junaluska; Cement work.
farm mechanics to Charles Ray
Howell, troop 8, Lake Junaluska;
Dairying to Charles Hannah,
troop 8, Lake Junaluska; Paint
ing, beef production to Phil Sher
rill, of troop 12, Bethel.
Scholarship, to William P.
Whitesides, -troop 12, Bethel;
Angling to J. Davis Whitesides,
troop 12, Bethel; Home repairs
and conservation to William E.
Malnous, troop 12, Bethel; Con
servation and angling to Joe Jack
Wells, troop 12, Bethel; Home re
pairs to Bobby Miller, troop 14,
Beaverdam; Metal work, mechani
cal drawing, machinery and black
smithing to Neal llipps, troop, 14,
W. D. Edwards, of Canton, pre
sented Star award to Billie F.
Hall, troop 12, Bethel; Charles D.
Peek, troop 12, Bethel; Thomas
Ray, troop 2, Waynesville.
Dr. V. H. Duckett, presented
the Life Scout award to Neal
Hipps, of troop 14, Beaverdam.
r i .
PFC. GLENN PRICE, son of
Hayden Price, R.F.D. No. 1, and
grandson of Joseph A. Chambers,
of Waynesville, R.F.D. No. 1, has
been reported seriously wounded
in action in Italy on December 18,
according to a message received
from the War Department by the
family. The message stated that
the family would be further ad
vised of his condition.
lhe large number ot persons,
both adult and children, takinp
part in the program gave proof ol
the interest and popularity of the
recreational center sponsored, by
the Community Council, it 'w
pointed out thift week in. a. resum
of the first 'two weeks in January
by W. C. renney, director.
During the first week in Jan-
nary ()()4 persons participated in
the recreational and athletic pro
grams tit the Armory. During the
second week there we re 550 tak
ing part, making a total of 1,I'54
persons for the fortnight's period
These figures do not include thost
attending the dances handled by
A game between Central Ele
mentary and St. John's Elemen
tary departments will take place
on Friday, according to Mr. Ten
ney. The director also announced
this week that a basketball tour
nament in which all the teams of
the high schools of the county
were expected to take part would
be staged at the armory between
February 19 and February 21.
The regular schedule of events
announced some weeks ago of the
activities of the various schools
and local groups are continuing
their practice periods and social
entertainment, it was learned
from Mr. Tenney.
WM. RAY IN FRANCE
William Ray, chief warrant
officer, has landed in France after
being stationed in England for
Before entering, the service, he
was manager of Ray's Super Mar
Capt. Geo. Plott
Captain George E. Plott, son
of John A. Plott, and the late
Mrs. Plott, of Waynesville, is re
ported missing in action in the
European war theatre since De
cember 25, according to a message
received from the War Depart
ment by his father.
Captain Plott, U. S. Infantry,
was active in the National Guard
unit several years before the com
pany was called into active ser
vice on September 16, 1940.
He was stationed at thefollow
ing nosts before being sent over
seas last November: Fort Jack
son, Camp Blanding, Camp For
rest, Camn Carson, Colo., Camp
Robinson, Ark., and Tamp Rucker,
Capt. Plott was engaged in
farming and stock raising prior
to his being called into active ser
vice. He is a nephew of Major
George Plott, U. S. Air Corps, who
is now in service and is a veteran
of World War I.
Pfc. J. B. Hyder
Is Awarded The
Private First Class James R.
Hyder, who is serving in the
European war theatre, has re
cently been awarded the Bronie
Star medal for exceptionally
meritorious achievement against
the enemy in action in France
and Germany, it was learned from
a communication from headquar
ters. Pfc. Hyder. 20. is the son of
Mrs. Stella M. Ward, of Clyde.
Prior to entering the service he
was employed by the Carr Lum
ber Company, of Brevard.
Commercial Printing De
partment and Office Sup
ply Units Escape Blaze
The plant and mechanical equip
ment of The Mountaineer were
badly damaged last Friday morn
ing about 10:30 by flames which
started in the basement and burn
ed through to the street floor.
The fire originated in the base
ment near' the furnace and had
gained considerable headway be
fore it was discovered. The fire
men arrived immediately after be
ing called, but were unable tn get
into, the basement at the ire to
fight the flames, but managed to
prevent its spreading and to even
tually extinguish it.
For nearly two hours the fire
men under the direction of Clem
Fitzgerald, city fire chief, and
Felix Stovall, assistant chief,
fought the stubborn blaze.
Two linotype machines on the
main floor of the building (hop
ped through into the basement
when the floor gave away. The
press, situated in the basement,
escaped serious damage, but was
hurt to some extent by the water,
A considerable amount of news
print and commercial printing
stock were completely destroyed.
The commercial printing de
partment escaped major damage,
except for "water.
The editorial rooms were un
damaged, with files and other
equipment untouched by the
names. The bookkeeper s desk und
files were also undamaged, as
were also the files and desk of the
circulation : department.
The stock' of stationery and of
fice supplies which occupy the
front of the building were com
pletely undamaged either by
smoke or water, due to the pre
caution and careful handling of
the hose by the firemen.
Damage to the building was con
fined -largely to the burned out
two sections of the floor, a space
of around 25 by 30 feet, which
.vill have to be repaired.
No estimate of the damage to
the equipment' has been made yet,
Mechanical - engineers arrived on
Jur.day" and started to' w6rk on
Monday. ' It is imoussible for them
LmaUvan estima'e until the rv(.
fibOO poind linoiyff. mYuj i-.K.- ' '
lifted out of the basement to tti
irst floor.. The equipment was
One of the linotype machines
had been purchased in August,
941, and had been in use only
Great care is being observed
n lifting the machines, and heavy
noists and other equipment are
in use. so that the delicate purls
.vill not be further damaged.
While the exact amount of the
damages is not known, it will
run into several thousands of dol
lars, accord iny; to the owners of
Arrangements were made short
ly after the fire to have the paper
printed in Hendersonville by The
rimes-News, daily paper. A num
ber of other papers offered their
plants for use by The .Mountai
neer, but due to the similarity in
certain equipment it was decided.
to have the paper published in the
plant Of The Times-News.
Rationing Board Will
Be Closed On First
Of Every Month Here
The War Price and Rationing
Board announced this week ihat
the office will be closed mi the
list working day of each month
until further notice.
This action is taken in order
'.hat the staff can iret out detaile i
eports on time.
Dr. Michal To
Dr. Mary Michal, assistant dis
trict health director, will be the
guest speaker at the meeting of
the Bethel school Parent Teachers
Association. The meeting w.li
start at 2:45 and Mrs. Paul Hyatt,
president, will preside.
Dr. Michal will address the
group on "The -Problems of .So
Notice Of Nfew
Due to the fact that The Moun
taineer ia being published in an
other newspaper plant while re
pair crews are putting this one
back in condition, it will be neces
sary for us to close our columns
for all news and advertising by
six o'clock on Tuesdays in order
to have the paper in the mails
Thursday morning. i
During- this emergency, we are
doi$g the best we can to get you
the paper on time, and onlv by
stepping up the deadline to Tut-'
day night can we accomplish this.
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