THE Waynesyille Mountaineer
PnMkhed In The County Seat Of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
tVJIRST YEAR NO. 4 8 Pages
WAYNESVILLE, N. C, THURSDAY, JANUARY 25, 1945 (One Day Nearer Victory)
$1.75 in Advance in Haywood and Jackson Counties-
sthumous Awards Will
Panted By Army
fecials In Ceremony At
i ...... ,:..ac Kinnnrin1
iionai m-iyi.vo .. c
I l-i..,,: Stent. WHO Was
td missing on May 25. 1943
ne a dive bommng mission
;a uill he conducted at
irst' Methodist Church on
afternoon at 4 o ciock.
i rim, lnHisnn. nastor of
lurch und Kev. Malcolm R.
kison, pastor 01 nie nur
Church, will be assisted Dy
ifficials, who are being sent
or the ceremonies by the
visiting otneers win posi
sly award Capt. Stentz with
.MnniiiuhoH Klviner Cross, an
dal with four oak leaf clus
L tho Pmnle Heart. These
L given to his widow, the
1 Hnseltine Swift.
I Stentz volunteered in the
rps in 1940 at the age of
and received his commis
id wings at Barksdale Field
, 1941. He was stationed
Field. Mich., and
transferred to the Pacific
ihere he did patrol duty for
months. In August, 194
transferred to Washing
C. headauarters of the
ar Force with which he was
j North Africa, where he
until he was reported miss-
117 1 1
bral services were conduct-
sday afternoon at 2 o'clock
Garrett Funeral Home for
ll Lowe Bingham, 43, U. S.
fcnt Murines, Son of Mr. and
I). C. Bingham, of Canton,
o. .!, who died in Everett,
on January 18.
Hannah J. Powell, of
y House, Cecil Township,
cv. b. u. Crockett, nastor
officiated. The local post
American Legion also took
the services. Burial was
en Hill cemetery.
iDers of the American Le
rved as active pallbearers.
man Bingham volunteered in
my last spring and after
montns received a medical
ge following which he en
in the Merchant Marines.
tune he entered the service
M engaged in farming in
lv'"iR are his parents, one
', Harrv Binirham. nf Ever-
ashy, and two sisters, Mrs.
Jounckin. nf Athono C.a .
'' Jane Garwood, of Hazel-
ft On Monday
Mountaineers and St.
Will ma J l l l i
k, - mi uuuuieneau-
piondav nichf- at tko A
team.s split doublehead-
"ecemher with the Moun
ts winnin)t 2g to 12, and
John s girls Uking a close
with a 2n t if
h,,, . u"r wnn a Dang,
in s has scheduled a double
r with rinf. k:.t. i i ...
til -"wu I11JSH SCUUU1 lO
I tt "February 1. It is the
t. tnese teama hve met
'1 rearing the winning
t.i lwo point lead on
nt' 1 u ' and twenty point
- uoys, 3Y-17,
nuary 19 doubleheader
ayed between St John's and
n wilson Junior college. The
Were in . w
f, k , 1 'r ei warren
;,ot,h of them by one point.
""); tne bys, 32-31.
January 22 St John's boys
cil"n Carolina Teachers
h. r score was 38-19
nui"ber of points?
Cross Wnrlrp AH..J
Malcftlm R.- Williamson,
ri,"'"""'. lrom the Hay
W1" he . .American
eek ' "!"aersonviiie
Methodists of Waynesville are
being called by the Kev. J. Clay
Madison, minister of the First
Methodist church, to take part in
raising $25,000,000 for world re
lief and reconstruction, the first
phase of the denomination's nation-wide
Crusade for Christ pro
gram of post war service.
The local appeal for which the
goal is $3,500 will begin on Jan
uary 28, according to Mr. Madi
son. Members of the local church
Crusade for Christ Council who
will direct the financial drive and
other phases of thp four-year pro
gram include: Hugh Mas:,ie, J. R.
Boyd, J. M. Long, Roy Turkman,
Mrs. Bonner Ray, J. II. Woody,
and M. H. Bowles.
The membership canvas will
begin immediately following ser
vice next Sunday, January 28, and
will continue until the goal is
reached. This solicitation will be
carried out by the stewards of
Buried On 15th
Funeral services were conduct
ed for David Clyde Howell, 56, at
the Cedar Lane cemetery, Patter
son, N. J., on January 15, accord
ing to information received here
Mr. Howell died in Paterson on
the 12th, but was residing at the
time in Easton, Penn. He was
employed for many years on the
Waynesville Mountaineer and also
served as mechanist ,on a number
of other papers in this section and
in Eastern Carolina.
Surviving are his widow, the
former Miss Lottie guckner, of
Waynesville,. and five children:
Virginia, David C. Howell, Jr., and
Mary Elizabeth Verbeck, of Pat
terson, N. J., Cpl. Rowe E. Howell
in South Pacific, and William
Howell, seaman first class, now
in South Atlantic.
Bobby Harry, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Frank Kinsey, won first place
and the medal awarded the winner
at the annual Lee-Jackson Day
declamation contest held by the
Haywood Chapter United Daugh
ters of the Confederacy, which
took place in the high school au
ditorium on Tuesday morning.
George Garrett, with his decla
mation, "Defense of the South,"
won second place. Bobby Harry's
subject was, "Robert E. Lee."
Other contestants and their dec
lamations were: Homer S. Snyder,
Jr.. "Tribute to Lee and Davis;"
William Buchanan, "New South;"
Jimmy Galloway, "North Caro
lina's' Part;" Jolly Korbler, "The
Old South;" Gene Hampton, "The
Sword of Robert E. Lee;" Billy
McBride, "Little Griffen."
Mrs. Will A. Hyatt, chairman
of the contest, and Mrs. James R.
Boyd, Jr., president of the Chap
ter, presided. Serving as judges
were: Mrs. J. W. Killian, Mrs. J.
M. Kellett and Mrs. Cornelia Nix
on. Several numbers, including
familiar Southern songs were ren
dered by the Girls Chorus and the
Boys quartett under the direction
Of Chas. Isley.
Rufus T. Carswell
Promoted To Captain
Rufus T. Carswell, formerly of
Hazelwod, now attached to the
Fifth Army, has recently been
trnmnaA tn xintnin afCOrdjne tO
information .received from the
Fifth Army in Italy.
Contain Pnrswell is now com
pany commender of a rifle com
pany, armored lnfantr- oauanon
of the 1st armored ui vision. For-
mot-ln kj ogc assistant platoon
leader, mortar platoon offi"r and
then platoon leader.
Tr. civilian life Caot... ars-
well was a sales clerk. He enter
ed the service in NovemDer,
and was commissioned at the Officer-Candidate
School on that
His wife resides in Hazelwood.
Mrs. -B. G. Kuhne and Mrs.
v.v,.: dionn nf Akron. Ohio.
usurei uig j ilii ' ' t " " -
-spent a couple of days last week
with Mr. and Mrs. J. i. erioges.
They were en route to Florida,
where they will spend some time.
Eight In Group Are
Placed In Class 1-A.
Seventy men were reclassified
during the past week under the
selective service system by the
draft board serving the Waynes
ville are of the county.
Placed in class 1-A were: laul
R. Clark, Noble J. Wyatt, Bruce
A. liriggs, Algie J. Ratcliffe, Em
mett Wilburn, James D. Kelley,
R. L. Ledford. and Charles E.
' Placed in class 2-A were: Ray
W. Kathbone and Cecil Teaster.
Placed in class 2-A (F) were:
Louie B. Nichols, William R. Con
ard, Paul M. Browning, William
H. Cook, Albert W. Arlington,
Harry M. Moodv, Larry Swanger,
Carl H. Stanley, Willie W. Con
ner, and John E. Kemp.
Placed in class 2-A (LI was
Placed in class 1-C (discharg
ed) were: Dave Z. Allison, Brad
ford E. Mehaffey, Ralph S. Hen
drix, Edward Smith, Joseph C.
Casabella, James T. Smith, and
Clyde R. McGaha.
Placed in class 2-B (F) were:
Lawrence J. Franklin, James E.
Moore, Cleve W. Caldwell, Ralph
1). Jenkins, John H. Phillips, and
emery F. Messer.
Placed in class 4-A was Hardy
Placed in class 4-F was Gordon
Continued in class 1-A were
Guy H. Gunter, Grover H. Davis,
and Mark E. Howell.
Continued in clars 2-A (F)
were: Theodore W. Raby, Herman
11. Setter, Jack W. lloxit, Elbert
C. Lunsford, Robert G. Williams,
Henry P. Webb, Marvin Yar
borough, Edgard Warlick, Claude
Pressley, James R. Hill, Luther
M. Green, Furman F. Tate, Wil
liam P. Gentry, and Paul A. Park
er. Continued in class 2-B were:
Glenn T. Beasleyr Lloyd Bradley,
and Sam W. Milner.
Continued in class 2-B (F)
were: Phil Best, Hughes F. Morris,
Charles Putnam, Clyde A. Mor
row, Nelson Parks, Dewey McCoy,
Guy Smith Dewey, Jarvis D. Mes
ser, George Price, George S. Mes
ser, Edward L. Chambers, and
Marvin R. Brown.
Corporal Newman Ray Milner,
U. S. Army, has been seriously
wounded in action in France on
December 22, according to a
message from the war department
to his wife here, the former Miss
Cpl. Milner entered the service
on December 22, 1944, and took
his basic training at Camp Camp
bell, Ky. Before being sent over
seas he was also stationed at later
dates at Fort Jackson, S. C, and
at Camp Barkeley, Tex.
Cpl. Milner is the son of Mr.
and Mrs. J. W. Milner, of Can
ton, and was employed at the New
port News Shipbuilding and Dry
Dock Company at the time he en
tered the service.
To List Taxes
"While the tax listing is com
ing along fine, there are still a lot
of folks in the county who have
not gotten in touch with the lister
in their township," said Earl Fer
guson, county tax collector.
Mr. Ferguson pointed out that
all property owners are required
to list their personal property for
tax assessment during January.
The real estate holdings of the
county residents are listed auto
matically through the deeds filed
at the court house.
Mr. Ferguson is urging the -people
of the county to get their list
ings in during the next few days,
and he stated that the listers would
be in their appointed territory
during the week, to receive the
S-Sgt Floyd E Hill
S-Sgt. Floyd E. Hill, son of
Benjamin F. Hill, of Clyde, has
hoen nromoted to the rank of
technical sergeant " He is now on
duty with an lnTantry division
in action against the Germans.
Ho has been in the service for
the past five years.
For E. L Withers
Held On Sunday
Prominent In Civic And
Business Affairs And
Leader In Rotary Club
Last rites were conducted on
Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock at
the First Methodist church for
Ernest Lee Withers, til, prominent
business and civic leader, who died
ut his home Saturday afternoon
at 2 :00 o'clock after an extended
illness. Mr. Withers suffered a
heart attack last Spring and had
been confined to his home since
Rev. J. Clay Madison, pastor of
the church, officiated. Hiiiial was
in Green Hill cemetery.
Serving as active pallbearers
were: Harrv Kotha, Col. J. Harden
Howell, Hugh J. Sloan, W. F.
Swift, Wallace Hlackwell, Henry.
Gaddy, Joe Rose, William Shool
bred, and J. W. Ray.
Honorary pallbearers were:
members of the board of stewards
of the First Methodist church,
members of the Rotary Club,
members of the Men's Bible Class
of the First Methodist church, and
W. I.. Hardin. W. C. Allen, W. W.
Davis. R. N. Barber, Rufus Kiler,
Dr. W. L. Kirkpatrick, John M.
Queen, Dr. R. II. Stretcher, J, R.
Morgan, Robert V. Welch, Dr. W.
H. Liner, Frank Turner, R. L.
Provost, and W. Handy Kirkpat
Mr. Withers was a native of
Haywood county, the son of Wil
liam Andrew Withers and Maticia
Allen Withers, his family had long
been connected with this section.
He operated a real estate and in
surance business under the firm
name of E. L. Withers and Com
pany, the oldest private business
on Main street. Henry Gaddy was
associated with Mr. Withers. Since
he was stricken, his daughter. Miss
Hester Anne Withers, former
teacher in the local high schol,
had been in charge of the office.
Mr. Withers had been active in
the religious and civic affairs of
the community since a young man.
He is a past governor of the 58th
district of Rotary International
and a past president of the Way
nesville Rotary Club.
He had served as a member of
the board of stewards of the First
Methodist church, and as an usher
for more than 30 years. Ho was
also a member of the Men's Hible
At the time of his death he was
chairman of the Civilian Defense
organization of Haywood county.
He served as a member of the
city board of aldermen for several
terms. He -was secretary of the
local Chamber of Comerce for a
number of years, and also a mem
ber of the board of directors and
one of the leading figures in the
various undertakings of the group.
Among relatives and friends at
tending the services on Sunday
from out-of-town were: Fred
Withers, of Gastonia, S. C. Sat
terthwaite, Jr., W. C. Satterth
waite, and Miss Caroline Lucas, of
Atlanta, Mr. and Mrs. J. Dale
Stentz, Miss Jane Stentz, Miss
Mary Stentz, and Mrs. George
Stentz, all of Shelby; Mr. and Mrs.
Will Smathers, Mr. and Mrs. Alec
Farmer, Mr. and Mrs. William
Smathers, Mrs. George Ward, and
T. C. Autry, all of Asheville; Mrs.
Jim Wiley, of Westport, Conn.;
Mr. and Mrs. Handy Kirkpatrick,
and Miss Kate Richards, of Can
ton; and Mr. and Mrs. Earl Mof
fitt, of Newberry, S. C.
Surviving are his widow, the
former Miss Lillie Satterthwaite,
of Waynesville, one daughter,
Miss Hester Anne Withers, one
son, Major Ernest L. Withers,
Jr., who is serving with the Army
Air Forces in Italy: and one bro
ther, Fred Withers, of Gastonia.
The Garrett Funeral Home was
in charge of the arrangements.
T-5 Low Parton
Awarded P. Heart
T5th Low Parton, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Charlie Parton, of Way
nesville, R.F.D. No. 1, who was
reported killed in action in Ger
many on October 28, 1944, has
been posthumously awarded the
Purple Heart, according to his
wife, who has received the award.
He entered the service on Janu
ary 22, 1943, and was inducted at
Camp Croft, from Croft he was
sent to Camp Young, Calif., and
then to Los Angeles. From the
latter he was sent to Camp Maxey,
Tex., before being sent overseas.
He was first stationed in Enghind
and was with the invatio forces
in France on D-Day. He had been
overseas since " December, 1943.
ERNEST LEE V.THEKS. who
died at bis home here on Saturday
and was buried on Sunday after
noon. Clinics Will Be
Held Next Week
A clinic for workstock will be
held in the county the first two
days next week. The clinic is be
ing sponsored by the county agents
office. Dr. H. B. Osborne and Dr.
Joe Baxter, veterinarians will at
tend the eight places in the coun
ty. Clinics will be held on Monday
at Joe Phillips' Store in Cecil at 9;
At county home farm at 11; at
Fisher's Store at Morning Star at
1:30 and al J. II. Hipps, Thickety
On Tuesday the clinics will be
ehld at N. C. James' Store on
Fines Creek at 9: at T. C. Nolandli
ort Crabtrre lrt 1 1:' at J. R. Cald
well's in Iro nDuff at 1 :30 and
at L. M. I.eatherwood's on Jona
than Creek at 3:30.
No cost will be made for exami
nation, and small charges for hots,
roundworms, Illonting tooth and
25 Men Go For
Twenty-five men left here on
Tuesday morning for pie-induction
physical examinations at Fort
Bragg. Spencer Walker was nam
ed leader of the group with Walter
Lee James as assistant leader.
Others in the group were: Ber
cklcy Thomas ("agio. Max Edward
Cochran, Frank James Hannah,
Willie Ray Tate, William Rufus
Setzer, Vinson Thomas Davis,
Wade Pnlmer, Ralph Lewis Duck
ett, John ilenson Messer. Oscar
Lee Messer, Kenneth Dearl Milner.
Clarence William Harri'll, Her
schel Owens, Jack Guy Rector,
James V. Allison, Sam Ewart,
Amous McClain Best, Willard
Hicks, James Wilburn Ledford,
Lonnie B. Hargrove, Clarence
Edgar Ford (transferred from
Kannapolis). Ernest Bill Williams
(transferred from Ieadville,
Colo?), John Robert Ferguson
(from Newport News), and Wal
ter Lee James.
Gives Talk At
Mrs. Doyle Alley was the speak
er at the meeting of the Ameri
can Legion and Auxiliary which
was held on Friday evening, with
a brief business session of each
group and a joint meeting follow
ing. Mrs. Alley spoke on the service
that the USES is giving to vete
rans and their families. She stat
ed that recently 35 widows of vet
erans had been given aid and that
during the past ten months 500
veterans were served.
Mrs. J. C. Brown gave a report
to the united groups of the visit
of the Auxiliary members to Oteen
and Moore Hospitals. She also stat
ed that North Carolina citizens
had contributed 9,000 Christmas
packages to veterans in the state
Martha Grahl and Alice Marie
Burgin accompanied by Miss Nan
cy Killian, gave several duets.
Mrs. Howard Best is spending a
few weeks with her sister, Miss
Lucille Bishop, who holds a posi
tion in Barberton, Ohio.
Thirty-ore men from' the Way
nesville area of the county left
here on Monday morning for in
duction in the armed forces, re
porting to Fort Bragg. The group
made up the January call under
the selective service system.
Charles W. Balenline was nam
ed leader of the group, with Cole
man Dean Swanger, assistant
In the group was one volunteer,
Robert Lee Brown, and two trans
fers from other draft boards in
cluding: McCrary George Beaslcy,
from Newport News, Va., and
Robert Lee Vaughn from Spartan
burg. Others were: Robert I.ce Brad
ley, Norman Edgar Messer, Roy
Chester Ruff, Claude Rhiuehart
Crawford, Carmen Way Arling
ton, Robert Richard Cope, George
William Swanger, William Ray
Curtis, Jacob Albert Rice, Jack
Ledford, James Junior Arlington.
Gaither Rathbone, Ralph Robert
Mathis, Thomas Andrews Sutton,
l.owery Lee Sutton, Joseph Char
les Cunningham, Theodore Vance
Davis. William Lee Howell, Nor
man Ben Price, William Troy
Smith, Lynuel Robert Phillips,
Clyde Thomas Roberts, Thomas
Eugene Moody, Ernest Paul War
ren, Kenneth Earl Turner, and
Joseph Thomas Wilson.
Whitman Is New
Owner Of Bakery
Pearce's Bakery will open here
this morning, with D. F. Whitman,
experienced baker and business
man as owner and manager. Mr.
Whitmnn purchased the business
from R. B. Peurce this .week, and
immediately ansumed charge.
The same personnel will be kept
by Mr. Whitman and a complete
line of baked, fj)i .will .he car
Mr. Whitman has been in the
bakery business the past 27 years.
He comes here from Forest City,
and will move his wife and two
sons here at an early date. He
has two sons in the navy, one in
the army, and a daughter is a
cadet nurse. He has served as
commander of the American Le
gion. The bakery has maintained a
100 per cent sanitary rating since
it was opened several years ago.
About IK months ago the firm was
moved into larger quarters and all
modern equipment installed.
Bra ding Gas Co.
Bracing Gas Service has moved
its office from Asheville Road in
East Waynesville to the corner of
Welch and Short streets, Stanley
F. Blading, manager, has an
nounced. For the duration of the
war the ofifec will be located in a
special portion of the new resi
dence of Mr. and Mrs. Brading.
Arrangements for storage fa
cilities for cylinders, underground
butane tanks, and their tank truck
at a location on the highway are
being completed, Mr. Brading said.
Application for additional gaso
line (special occupational and sup
plemental) must be accompanied
by mileage rationing record, it was
learned t"is week from the local
rationing hoard. -
It was further pointed out that
if the application is not completely
filled, properly signed, and mile
age ration record attached action
will be delayed as application will
have to be returned to the appli
cant. George Ira Caldwell
Buried Sunday Afternoon
Funeral services were conduct
ed on Sunday afternoon at 3
o'clock at the Garrett Funeral
Home for George Ira Caldwell,
Jr., 11-year-old son of Mr. and
Mrs. G. I. Caldwell, of the Maggie
section of the county. Rev. Jar-
vis Underwood officiated. Burial
was in the Henry cemetery near
Pallbearers were K. W. Parham,
Mont Parham, David Underwood,
Larry Caldwell, Theodore Raby,
and Roy Shelton. (
Surviving are the parents; one
brother, Claude; two sisters, Mil
dred and Laura Caldwell, all of
the Maggie section.
Is $3,890 For Drive
THE USE OF
The War Production Board has
notified the town authorities that
certain uses of electricity will be
prohibited, according to G. C. Fer
guson, town manager.
The public is asked to comply
fully with the order from the
board anduny consumer who vio
lates the order is subject to pen
alties prescribed by federal law
which includes the discontinuance
of electric service at the direction
of the board.
The uses of electricity which are
Outdoor advertising and out
door promotional lighting.
Outdoor display lighting except
where necessary for the conduct
of the business of outdoor estab
lishments. Outdoor decoratiVe and outdoor
Show window lighting except
where necessary for interior illu
mination. Marquee lighting in excess of
60 watts for each marquee.
White way street lighting in
excess of the amount determined
by local public authority to be
necessary for public safety. "
Outdoor sign lighting; with lim
ited specified exceptions which are
noted in the order.
Stockmen Hear ,
Dr. Moore On
A large representation of mem
bers of the Haywood County Here
ford Breeders Association and the
Milk Producers Association heard
Dr. William Moore, state veterin
arian, discuss the problems of
Hang's disease last Thursday night
at the courthouse here.
The speaker was introduced by
T. Lenoir Gwyn, of the North Car
olina btate Agriculture Depart
ment in charge of the cattle pro
gram. Howard Clapp, county
farm agent, presided.
Dr. Moore stated that the North
Carolina department advised the
lest and slaughter procedure for
cattle with Bang's disease. He
pointed out that vaccination of
stock against this disease might
make them immune, but that it
must be remembered that if the
cattle had already contracted the
disease, it would not in any way
serve as a cure. He strongly ad
vised the isolation of new cattle
beine- added to a herd for a cer
Dr. Moore traced the study of
Bang's disease that had been made
by the North Carolina Agriculture
Department, with the help of the
federal government, and gave a
resume of what had been accom
plished during the years of test
ing. Dr. Moore, who was brought
here at this time, due the pres
ence of Bang's disease among sev
eral of the herds of the county,
in closing stated that he would be
glad to answer any questions. The
attle men present then turned
he meeting into a general round
able discussion, with Dr. Moore
giving advice on many of the prob
lems which came up during the
SSgt. Edward T. Constantin,
who was reported missing on De
cember 30, 1943, in the South
Pacific, is continued in the statue
of missing, accordingto a message,
received by his wife, Mrs. Martha
Moody Constantin, from the War
Sgt. Constantine was reported
missing while he was returning to
his base from a bombine- mission
over New Britain when the plane
in which he was ying was forced
Sgt. Constantin was a waist
gunner on a B-24, and his. pilot
has recently been reported a Jap
The infantile paralysis cam
paign for Haywood county begins
tomorrow and will last through
next Wednesday, the 31st, with
Guy Massie serving as chairman
of the Waynesville area. The
drive is being sponsored by the
Rotary Club, with each Rotarian
pledging to give at least two hours
of his time on Friday or Saturday
to the campaign to help raise the
$3,890 quota assigned the Way
nesville area of the county.
A dime board will be operated
by the Rotarians in front of
Smith's Drug Store on Friday and
Saturday. The member of the
club will personally solicit each
business organization today and
On Saturday Mrs. Charles E.
Ray, Jr., chairman of the Wo
man's Division for the county, will
supervise the operation of booths
ut the following places: the court
house. First National Bank, Food
Store, C. E. Ray's Sons, and Un
derwood Lumber and Supply Com
pany. . A group of young women will
work actively at the booths, as
sisting the Girl Scouts, with Miss
Ruthie ,.Wagenfeld in charge of
On Saturday the Women's Or
dnance Workers of the Dayton
Rubber plant will sell tickets to
the square;, dance convassing the
entire, town. , The dance will be
held at the Armory on Wednesday
evening,, January 31, from 9 to 1
o'clock, with Sam Queen calling
the figures. The tickets will be
sold at $1.00 and all persons are
urged to "buy tickets whether or
not they plan to attend the dance.
! Mr'C Lux Kerttiy, chairman of
the Dayton Wren's group,, has
accepted Hbe job 6i being resbon-
fcible ldr;th safe of l.poo tfrketi
The - pay tori eitanf ' . wilV-'aiso
maintain -.a booth at, the dance,
und nv berson who has not made
, donation , to the infantile, para-
ivu(4 . w . Kiveic n . op
portunity, to jfa so hAf night
' AL -the theatres throughout the
United Stater will have . a big
part in the drive to raise funds
and they have designated the pe
riod from the 25th to the 31st
as "Theatre Participation Week"
and will run the Greer Garson
trailer at each show.
A special benefit program of
singing will be given at the court
house here Sunday afternoon,
starting at two o'clock, with sing
ers, choirs and quartettes parti
cipating. C. L. Allen is beading the pro
gram, and an offering will be tak
en with all proceeiis going to the
All singers, and groups of sing
ers are invited to attend and take
part in the program
The Park Theatce here will ob
serve this theatre week, and J.
E. Massie, owner, stated that a
member of the Rotary Club will
speak three minutes at each show.
Mrs. Ray will have charge of a
group of young women who will .
take up a collection at each show.
During 1944 there were twelve
cases of polio in Haywood county,
with two deaths. The children so
afflicted were Anna Best and Carl
Best (deceased), Peggy Bradshaw,
Margueta Davis (deceased), Keith
Gibson, Juanita Lowe, Joyce Ann
Mehaffey, Wayne Owen, Jr., Lois
L. Putnam, Roy Ray Ruff, Ralph
Sutton, and Gwendolyn Thomp
son. ' '
Fifty per "cent of the money
raised will be kept in the county
for treatment and other expenses
of the nolia cases here.
Sgt. Clyde Harkins
Awarded Bronze Star
Sgt. Clyde Harkins, husband of
the former Miss Mildred Scruggs,
veterafiVof the Guam campaign,
has been awarded the Bronre Star
for heroic achievement. The cit
ation read as follows: '
"Sgt. Clyde Harkins, infantry,
U. S.: Army, in connection with
the military - operations against
the enemy from Dec. 17 to Dec.
20, 1944. v
"On the Island of Leyte, the
fhief of section having been kill
ed, Sgt Harkins was placed in
commandlof the M-g self-propelled
mount. Qn December 17, 1944,
he maneuvered the M-8 over
rough terrain into the front lines
of the battalion;, regiment in the
face of . heavy .'enemy tire and
directed .'.Are on 4hree;enmy ma
chine guns. Knocking them out
and making it possible for that
battalion to move forward to the
"On Dec. 20, 1944, in the vi
cinity of Naspalen, Sgt. Harkins
located and directed fire against
and silenced an enemy field piece
which had opened fire on the bat
talion regiment. This action was
instrumental in the successful ad
vance of that battalion." -
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