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Pnbliahed In The County Seat Uf Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
NO. 8 8 Pages
WAYNESVILLE, N. C, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 1945
, . 1 I n" ( r-
$1.75 in Advance in Haywood and" Jackaon Counties
(One Day Nearer Victory)
iPht: Finals Will Be
P. A w r 1. M L.
yed Utt rnaay rugm
t in Die Haywood high
locUtlmll tournament is
1, at high P'tcn, ana cap-
(IS ale CAMcttc" w'hu
-noi-row nigfit lor ine nnai
of the tournament at me
nt is being spon
... (hn I Mill Mill 111LV UUUIILIIt
Ifuulil'il tropnies wj uc
Id the winning teams ana
Ul players of each team
rriday night a games.
a-.,, n,.willp hiivs and eh
cot away to a nying num.
, ,,i,ri,i in the tournament.
a. A ... .
avnesville girls defeating
c trii ls. 27 to 25, ana tne
fcvillc tioys winning over uie
ke boys. 29 to lo.
irirls Inst a heart
t to (lit Fines Creek girls,
hosed out, 18 to II.
St. John's boys fared bet
hipping the Fines Creek
Urington of tlie Crnbtree
,i Mnilfm-d of the Fines
,nvi shurpd scorine honors
t evening with 16 points
kith Shook of waynesville
tnthaiii (4) E. Caldwell (5)
nkonship 11. Arnngton( lb)
fciipton J. Crawford
fctes (13) Hawkins
ams (10) Hogan
C lute 11. urawiora
Kvnns Hrvsnn. Messer.
v Crabtree. E. Chambers.
Imbcrs, Bradshaw, Dotson.
lii's (17) Fines Creek (18)
. . Messer (7)
er ( 1 ) . .
ckelilit . .
St. John's, Furtado (6),
', Hundley, Gaddis, Elders.
Creek, Trantham (2), Led-
n's (20) Fines Creek (ID)
K " James (1)
Is (6) ... Mcdford (1.6)
Dunlar (5) Rogers
fen ( 1 ) Ferguson
rtin (G) . Rdssell
: St. John's, B. Dunbar (2),
.Nicholson, Cagle; Merntt.
reek, II. Green, J. Green,
r (2). McElroy, T. Rogers.
Nile (29) Crabtree (15)
ftcis (1) Carswell (91
rk (21 J. Milner
ok (15) D. Rogers
mison (10) C. Ferguson(l)
ner L. Sanford C3)
: Waynesville, Messer (1),
Gibson, Francis. Crabtree.
ney (2), Best, Davis. H.
11, W. Ferguson.
ther Of Local
ate David L. Sorrells, bro
Jamcs Sorrells, of Waynes
id son of Mr. and Mrs. Bob
. oi ayiva, was reported
m action in flamom,
!8. 1344. Later on Decem
ne was officially reported
m action in Germany. 1
from Pvt. Sorrells, stating
at he was working on a
icar Stallag. He entered
vice on Decelflbnr 1S ' 1QA.1
PfltniftH J- . ..
Income and Intangible tax
n ' , . '! at the courthouse
n -'..rd and 24tK to assist
",conic intangible tax re;
' dates ill , be the ony
! ones for Mr. Palmer to
Jis community and all per
Z, ,ant h"n to assist them
"tact him oh one
k Closed 22nd
e,i "anonsi Bank will
e today in observance of
arnVn fhinjrtn'f birthday, it
,rnd from the bank offi-
S",eilla Post office will
t aeenih!.r81 u-
Col I u " we-poat.
-oi. j. Harden Howell. ,
infkrn - KrPn klllir
PFC. THOMAS P. GIBSON, 22-year-old
Haywood county blinded
soldier, who has been cited for
his heroism. He is the son of
Mrs. Billie Gibson, of Canton, R.
F. D. No. 3.
Held Tuesday For
funeral services were conducted
at 10:30 o'clock Tuesday morning
at the Garrett Funeral Home for
William Gordon, 28. who was
found, tjeat at his home on East
Street early Saturday morning.
Rev. Malcolm K. Williamson pas
tor' of the Preslyterian church,
officiated. Burial was in Green
Serving ijs pallbearers were:
Henry Mailer, Vernon Hill, Irving
Leatnerwood. Frank James and
Mr. Gordon was the son of the
late Mr,- and Mrs. Luther Gordon,
of Waynesville. He was an auto
mobile mechanic and was employ
ed at the Miller and Potts Garuge.
Vvhen he did not come to his
work on Saturday morning his em
ployers sent for him and his body
was-found. There was no inquest
held. ,4 Vi
,He is survived by two brothers,
Lee Gordon, of Waynesville, and
Ruf us Gordon, of Norfolk. Va.
Council To Meet
The monthly Church Workers
Conference will meet Monday,
February 26, in the auditorium of
the First Baptist Church, Waynes
ville. The meeting is to begin at
7:30 p. m. ' Group conferences
are planned for the officers of the
Woman's Missionary Union and
the Training Union. The asso
ciational officers will lead the var
ious group discussions. Officers of
each of the organizations,' Wo
man's , Missionary Union and
Training Union, in the Baptist
churches of this county are invited
to be present.
Sgt. Woodrow Owen
Now In China
Y-Foree. China Theatre. Ser
geant Woodrow W. Owen, of Way
nesville, is now serving as an in-sti.iir.f-ir
fnr Phitipsp trnons at a
rY-Force artillery training center
Sgt. Owen, son of Mr. and Mrs.
lieturl.in thn rptriilnr arm v.-in Jan-
N FT Owen, of Waynesville, en-
uary, 1929, and served in .Ha
waii, as well as at Fort Bragg.
Fort Benning, Ga., and Fort
Meade, Md.. before being ordered
He arrived in India on Decem
tior 9R lf)45 nn! was sent across
tlio Himnlnvn "HllITlD" to China to
join Y-Force, the American mili
tary mission which trained ana
equipped the Chinese Expedition
ary Force for the Salween Cam
paign to reopen the Burma Road,
and whose American specialists
advise and technically assist the
troops in combat' areas.
t .jj;tin tn field . training.
Y-Forc"e established infantry and
Chinese .troops are inapctnnaiei
nntillofv ..enters where selected
in American methods of making
... t,,n.V,t the mechanics and
o li u bow... -"
employment of American-supplied
Sergeant. Owen is an instructor
AAmmnninaHnnS ffir the UnltS
II Vllllll U'HL" -
being supplied with American 7o
millimeter pacK nowuzers,
only big (tun which can be used
in- the ragged, roadless Chinese
i :.. ... nimt rvf the' trans
LCi I til 1 1 , WIIC1V i.ov vm. - - - -
portation must be by pack animal
or coolie. .-,-
A brother. Dan, is also in tno
Killed In Action
Memorial Services Con
ducted At St. John's
Lt. Henry Clay Dunavant, 30,
son of Mrs. Crews Moody, of Dell
wood, has been reported killed in
action in Belgium on January 30,
according to a message from the
Lt. Dunavant, graduate of the
Waynesville high school, volunt
eered in the service and was in
ducted in September 1910. He had
been a member of the National
Guard for eight years.
He was stationed in numerous
camps throughout the country, and
went overseas in August 1943. He
saw action' in North Africa, Sicily.
Italy, Holland and Belgium.
Prior to entering the service he
was employed by A. C. Lawrence
Leather Company. He was a
charter member of St. John's
Surviving are: bis wife, the
former Miss Kuthcrine Snclson, ol
tanton; a daughter, Linda Cath
erine, age 2; his mother, Mrs.
Crews Moody, a sister, Mrs. Wil
liam Orr, of lilythville. Ark., and
one brother, Leonard Dunavant,
Memorial services were held in
St. John's Church Monday morn
ing, at 9 o'clock for Lt. Dunavant.
A solemn requiem High Mass was
sung with the Rev. A. F. Rohrbucli-
I er officiating as celebrant; Itev.
I T. G. Roche, deacon, and liev. H.
P. Kennedy, subdeucon. Capt. S.
J. Meany, chaplain, army Redistri
bution service, Ashcville, delivered
the address. The choir was under
the direction of Sister Mary
Anthony. The color bearers of the
local state guard stood at attention
during the service. At the close of
the memorial, taps were sounded
by one of the color beavers.
DSC At Hospital
Pfc. Thomas PuQibsQP, 22, son
of Mrs. Bilfio Gibfloir. of Lake Lo
gan section, Canton, R.F.D. No. 3,
who was blinded by German mor
tar fire in Italy in June, 1944,
has been awarded the Distinguish
ed Flying Cross by Lt. Gen. Mark
W. Clark, for "extraordinary
heroism in action."
Before an assembly of blinded
soldiers at the Old Farms Con
valescent Hospital at Avon,
Conn., Gibson received the medal
from Col. Frederick H. Thorne,
commanding officer. He was the
first recipient of such an award
at the hospital.
The citation accompanying the
award described the action near
Istia, Italy, and told how Gib
son's platoon became pinned down
by enemy machine gun fire from
a nearby building.
"Ignoring the fact that any
movement brought instant deadly
fire from the enemy," the citation
said, "Pfc. Gibson on his own
initiative rushed across open
ground and opened fire, forcing
one machine gun to withdraw.
Another machine gun opened fire
on him, but he held his position
and returned fire to enable his
squad to advance and enter the
The citation described other ac
tion in which Gibson broke up
machine gun attacks and enemy
ciunterattacks and concluded:
"The Germans in desperation
then concentrated Its mortar fire
on his position, totally blinding
him. The heroic performance of
Pfc. Gibson resulted in saving the
lives of his comrades, accounted
for 16 dead Germans and enabled
his company to accomplish its mis
sions." Eugene Smathers
Eueene Sniathers. son of Mr.
and Mrs. Rufus Smathers, of Way
nesville. has been given a battle
field commission as second lieu
tenant, according to information
received by his parents.
Lt. Smathers volunteered in the
service and left here with the na
tional guard unit in September,
1940. At the time he entered the
service he was connected with the
Conservation and Development
Department and was employed at
the State Hatchery at Balsam.
Lt. Smathers has a brother in
the service. Seaman First Class
T. A. WOOD IN ENGLAND
An Eighth Air Force Liberator
Station, England. T. A. Wood,
of Waynesville, N. C, has been
promoted from private to private
first class, as announced by the
commanding officer of the 453rd
bomber group. 1 '
Since arriving overseas in No
vember, 1943, it has been Pfc.
Wood's duty to work as a cook
in one of the base mess halls.
Pfc. Wood is the ion of Mrs.
Sidney Wood, of Waynesville. His
wife, the former Velma Rinehardt,
lives in Albemarle, r Me entered
the army in .. January, 1943, aw
Fort Jackson, S. C,
Gun Crew Thiit Shot
The above is a picture of the gun crew of one of the V. S. ships
hat shot down a Jap dive bomber that was diving on the ship. The
men are ,shown with the wing of the bomber. Clarence Shelton,
eaman second class (second from .left ) , son of Mr. and Mrs. S. S.
Shelton, of Waynesville, R.F.I). No. 2, is u member of the crew.
Official photograph U. S. Navy).
Parents Receive Reclassifications
Letters From Sons Decreased In
In Two Theaters
Mr. and Mrs. Frank McElroy.
who have live sons in the service,
had two letters during the past
week, arriving on the same day
from two of them, one serving in
the European and another in the
In the letter from Pfc. Billy
McElroy, Ranger, who was with
the first unit to land during the
invasion of the Philippines, there
was a description, (as much as the
censor would allow) of the freeing
of the American prisoners, and of
their joy. "They were glad to see
us, but we were just as glad to
see them." he wrote, "and I feel
that I have done something worth
while. ' The other letter came from Pfc.
Paul McElroy, who is serving with
a tank destroyer, which has been
attached to the 101 Armored Di
vision, who is doing his part in the
In the letter was enclosed one
from his commanding officer, ex
cerpts of which follow: "The un
dersigned desires to take this
means to commend the officers and
enlisted men of Combat Command
I!., 10th Armored Division, for
their most excellent work in the
defense of Bastogne, Belgium dur
ing the period 15, December, 1944,
to 17. January. 1945.
"During the period in question
this organization was attached to
the 101st Airborne Division and
took an active part in the historic
defense of Bastogne. During a
part of the time, the entire gar
rison was surrounded by the enemy
and isolated from ground contact
with friendly troops. This unit
under the command of Col. W. L.
Roberts, U. S. Army, performed
and outstanding serviee. I doubt
that service has been rendered by
an armored unit in the U. S. Army
which can parallel the accomplish
ments of this splendid group of
officers and men."
The other sons of Mr. and Mrs.
McElroy, who live on the farm of
D. Reeves Noland are: Frank Mc
Elroy, Jr., S 2c, in South Paci
fict; Cpl. Reed McElroy, in France;
and G. C. McElroy, S 2c, in Euro
pean theater. All five sons are
graduates of the Fines Creek high
school and all were engaged in
farming at the time they entered
T-5 Ernest M. Sutton
Awarded 3 Bronze Stars
Tech5 Ernest M. Sutton, son
of Mr. and Mrs. George Sutton,
of Waynesville, who is serving
overseats, has been awarded three
bronze stars for battle participa
tion in Normandy. North France
and Germany war campaigns, ac
cording to information received
from headquarters of the Seventh
Tech. Sutton is attached to the
106th Cavalry group of the
Seventh Army. He has material
ly assisted his unit in the comple
tion of all assigned missions which
has contributed greatly in the
rout and destriction of German
forces in France.
The 106th Cavalry group has
been spearheading many drives as
a forward reconnaissance force
and during the Forest de Parroy
fighting on the Seventh Army
front fought as infantrymen un
til the German defenders were
smashed in that sector. Recently
the group held a major German
division attack long enough to al
low troops to be shifted to meet
Fred Martin, Jr.
Home For Short Leave
Flight Officer Fred Martin, Jr.,
son' of Mrt and Mrs. Fred Martin,
spent three days with his par
ents here last week. He has re
cently been awarded his wings
and commission as flight officer
at Pheonix. Ariz.
He entered the service as a
volunteer in the summer of 1943
while he was a student at Western
Carolina Teachers College. He
has received his training at the
following fields, Keesler, Miss.,
Luke Army Air Field, Sioux City,
Santa Ana, Calif.; and Tucson,
Down Jap Bomber
Number This Week
Reclassifications dropped during
the week in the office of the local
draft board with only thirty
three men reclassified, and five
placed in class 1-A. which includ
ed: Lewis J. Parker , Elmer I).
Ilcndrix. Arthur Nath Phillips,
Jess Ray Duckctt, and Edward
Earl Nelson fl
Placed in class 1-C (inducted)
were: Nichols Price ami Bert S.
Jones; (discharged), Willie . R.
Tate. Roy Swanger and Herman
Placed in class 2-A was Rob
Continued in class 2-A were:
Cornell H. Clark, .1. R. Rex, Luth
er Adkins Gilliland.
Placed in class 2-A (F) were:
William Hiram Caldwell, and John
Continued in class 2-B (F)
were: David C. Rich, William C.
Green. Handy W. Kirkpatrick,
Clayton Oliver Haynes and Frank
Davis Ferguson, Jr.
Placed in class 2-B (F) were:
Henry A. Price, Cling John Wyatt,
Raymond Spates, Jr., and Charles
Hay Gaddis. . -
Continued in class 2-B were:
Robert Lee Evans. Hugh Ledford,
Ernest Joseph Mooney, Gilbert
Tillman Fisher, and Hugh L. No
land. Placed in class 2-C (F) was
Lovd R. Wood Messer.
Placed in class 4-F were Thad
W. Hannah and Mack Grooms.
S-Sgt. Joseph L. Scruggs
Home For 30 Days
SSgt. Joseph L. Scruggs, C. S.
Army Air Force, patient at Oliver
General Hospital. Augusta, Ga.,
is home for a .'10-dav leave with
his wife, the former Miss Helen
Rogers, and their ten-year-old son.
Randy. Sgt. Scruggs is the son
of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Scruggs.
Sgt. Scruggs suffered a broken
back in a crash over Ayden, Ara
bia, on November 2fi. 1941. Four
of the crew were killed and the
others seriously wounded. He
was first a patient in the RAF
hospital in Arabia, and was later
transferred to an American base
hospital in Cairo, Egypt, and ar
rived in New York by plane on
February 7. From New York he
was sent to his present post.
Sgt. Scruggs volunteered on
December 15. 1941, and took his
first training at Keesler Field, and
was then sent to Chanute Field,
III. He was then sent to Gulf
port, Miss., and served as super
visor of the engine branch of the
school until it was abandoned in
September. 194 1. Before being
sent overseas he was transferred
to the .'MKth Transport Cargo
Command. Syracuse. N. V., then
to Bowman Field, Ky., and to Fort
He has one brother. Pfc. Ken
neth Scruggs. U. S. Army Engs.,
who is serving in Belgium. An
other brother. Pfc. Clarence L.
(LafTyl Scrugs. who was killed
in action on September 18. 1944.
Milton Morrow Is
Now A Corporal
Milton L. Morrow
and Mrs. Vinson A.
Cove Creek, was promoted to the
grade of corporal at Hammer
Field, Fresno. Calif., a Fourth Air
Force trainintr base.
CpL Morrow was inducted into
the army August 3. 1942. and re-
ported to Hammer Field Septeni-
ber 18. 1942. where he is serv-
ing with the military police. He ;
has one brother in the Navy, i
S 2c James L. Morrow.
Pfc. Wm. N. Alexander
Wins Bronze Star
Pfc. William N. Alexander, of
Canton, who is serving with the
399th Infantrv was among the I
group of the 100th Division ot
the Seventh Army who received
recognition of individual brWvery
and ability under fire, according to
a release sent The Mountaineer
from headquarters. Forty - two
awards were made to Carolina
Pfc. Alexander was awarded a
bronze star for his combat duties.
Shot In Leg
By A Sailor
Clerk of Court Slightly
Wounded By Pistol Bul
let Here Saturday
Morning Hugh Leatherwood, clerk of
the Haywood county Superior
court, was shot in the leg while in
his office Saturday morning, by
Wade Chambers, V. S. Navy, form
er operator of the bus station here.
Mr. Lc.therwood's injuries were
flight and after treatment at the
Haywood County hospital, was
taken to his home.
.1. P. Dicus. who was in the inner
iff ice talking to Mr. Leatherwood,
is said to have knocked the gun
down as Chambers fired. One
bullet struck Mr. Leatherwood in
the leg neat" the knee.
Chambers was taken into cus
tody almost immediately and lodg
ed in the county jail. While none
of the county officials would make
any statement, it was learned from
an authorative source that Cham
bers remained in jail, without
charges until Wednesday morning
when he was taken to an undis
closed naval post and turned over
lo the Naval authorities.
C. E. Arrington
Since January 15
S Sgt. Clarence E. Arlington,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Oscir T.
Arlington, of Waynesville, R.F.D.
No. 1, has been reported missing
over Yugoslavia since January 15,
according to a message received
by his parents.
'Sgt. Arlington volunteered
for service in the Air Force in
September, 1943, and went to
Keesler Field, Miss., on October
13, 1943. Other posts at which
he was trained were: Sioux Falls,
So. Dak., Yuma, Ariz., MacPili
Field, Fla., Hunter Field, Fort
Dix, and when sent overseas he
went to a base in Southern Italy.
Mr. and Mrs. Arrington receiv
ed a letter from the office of the
commanding general. Fifteenth
Air cFo(Vft:l4jjKTead in part?
"Your son, Staff Sergeant Clar
ence E. Arrington, participated as
the radio operator of his ship in
a combat mission to Vienna, Aus
tria, on January 15, 1945. As
the craft failed to return to tin
base. Clarence and his crew have
been missing in action since that
"On the flight from the target
in the vicinity of Vitoce, Yugo
slavia, they radioed that the plane
was running short of fuel and no
contact could be established with
the craft after that time.
"Your son won the respect and
admiration of all his fellow air
man for the many sterling traits
of character which he possessed.
You may be very proud of the
splendid record of service which
he has established."
S-Sgt. Arrington was saluta
torian of the 1941 graduating
class of the local high school.
Prior to entering the service he
was employed by the North Caro
lina Shipbuilding Company, Wil
mington. 36th Annual DAR
The thirty-sixth annual decla
mation contest sponsored at the
Waynesville Township high school
by the Dorcas Bell Love Chapter,
Daughters of the American Revo
lution will be held this morning
at 10:45 in the auditorium, with
Mrs. W. F. Swift, presiding and
Mrs. S. II. Bushnell, chairman of
patriotic education, in charge of
The following boys will deliver
declamations: Ray Rogers. Toni-
i mie Norris. Mark Hollingsworth,
! Cecil Ford, Winifred Liner, Bob
1 Ferguson, Aaron Hyatt and J. D.
! The public is urged to attend
as well as all members of the spon
son of Mr. j so,-jng organization.
Morrow, of '
Sgt. Joe Tate In
'Raid On Germany
An Eighth Air Force Bomber
Station, England. Sgt. Joseph j
Tate. 21, of Waynesville, waist j
gunner on a B-17 Flying Fortress,
received his baptism in aerial war-
I fare during an Eighth Air Force I
! l,ftv l.i ,irr ottslf rtn a i-ailiTtfirl mur- I
j shalling yard at Kassel. Germany, j
Sgt. Tate participated in an
other of a series of aerial assaults
I aimed at Von Runstedt's vital
lines of supply. The attack was ;
a part of the concentrated effort ;
of the AAF to soften resistance!
for the Allied armies' thrust into i
the Reich. 1 '
The son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph j
N. Tate. Route 1. Waynesville,:
Sgt. Tate was a driller supervisor, !
employed by . the North Carolina ;
Shipbuilding Company, before en-,
tering the AAF in February. 1944. 1
He is a graduate of Waynesville
I'high school, class of 1941
For Annual Red
Killed In Action
PVT. CARL II ANN AIL 19,
paratrooper, son of Mrs. Violet
Ferguson, of Cove CreekJ who was
Killed in action in Belgium on
1 January 9, according to a message
i from the War Department. Pvt.
Hannah entered the service ; in
I November, 19 13, at Fort Bragg
; and had been overseas since Mnj(,
j 1944. He was formerly employed
i by the American Enka Corpora
Community tannery To
Open Earlier This
j. - , . . .. , , - rf '
Plans are now being completed
for the operation of the commun
ity canhery on the high school
grounds for the 1945 season, it
whs learned from J. C. Brown,
It will be necessary this season
for all those who expect to use
the cannery to attend at least
one of the preliminary training
meetings to be held by the man
agement of the cannery.
The equipment in the plant has
been rearranged and also new
equipment added, including a new
boiler. The season will begin
early enough so that early peas
may be canned at the plant, which
will probably be the first part of
Meetings scheduled for this
month are as follows: Dellwood
school, on Monday, 26th, at 2:00
o'clock: Rock Hill school at 3:00
p. m. Monday, Feb. 26; Allen's
Creek at 2:00 p. ni. on Tuesday,
27th; Saunook, at 3:00 p. m. Feb.
27; Francis Cove, Feb. 27, at
:()() p. m.; East Waynesville,
Feb. 28, at 2 p. in., and Hazel
wood, Feb. 28, at 3:00 p. m.
All picetings will be held in the
school buildings, with the excep
tion of Francis Cove, where it
will be held in the chinch. The
meetings for Waynesville and
Ratcliff Cove will be held at the
East Waynesville school.
Of 14 Men Sought
By Draft Board
The dieft board serving the
Waynesville area of the county
is trying to locate the where
abouts of the following men and
the addresses when last heard
Ernest Shuler, Waynesville, R.
F. D. No. 1. Handy Wilson Kirk
patrick, 505 Danice Ave., Ports
mouth, Va. : Dock Weaver Clark,
Glendora, N. J.: Clinton H. Cald
well, Clyde. R.F.D. No. 1 : Victor
Lee Lewis, Statesville, R.F.D. No.
5; Sid Gibson. Waynesville.
John Riley Mathis. Waynes
ville: Samuel Joseph Hall, Middle
River, Md.; George Graham Ste
wart, Van Deyhe. Mich.; Riley
James .lohnes, Charlotte. 328 1-2
Brevard St.; John Pinkney Mc
Elroy, Waynesville. R.F.D. No. 1;
Jess Scruggs, Highland Park. Gas
tonia; Eugene Edward Love,
Waynesville, and Jess Ray Duck
ett. Clyde. R.F.D. No. 1.
DROWN IN MISSISSIPPI
Two persons drowned in the
Mississippi river when their small
boat overturned. The victims were
an 80-yea7-old woman. Mrs. Lena
Owens, and her 37-year-old foster
son. Alvin Poster.
Mrs. T. C. Clavton returned
home on Wednesday after a visit
with her son-in-law and daugh
ter. Mr. and Mis. C. Hill, rp
Atlanta. i iij ' u
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AH Workers To Meet
For Supper Meeting Fri
day Night To Get Final
The rganization for raising the
$7,800 quota of the Haywood Red
I Cross Chapter has been complet
ed, according to K. o. Davenport,
who is serving as chairman for
the drive. All the committees
have bt'tn named and the entire
t;roup is expected to attend a din
ner meeting to be held at the
Haze) wood school cafeteria on
Friday evening at 7:00 o'clock.
The speaker of the evening will
be Sgt. Victor Cameruci, who
holds the Purple Heart and is a
patient at Moore General Hospital.
Sgt. Cameruci will give first hand
information of how the Red Cross
is serving the men in the service
on the battle fronts overseas.
Mrs. Caroline D. Hill, field rep
resentative of the Red Crosx, will
also address the meeting, giving
an account of tlui various services
that the organization is rendering
at home and abroad.
The drive will open on March
1 and continue through the 10th,
with all Workers completing their
work by the closing date.
"This .year we feel that every
one -Will be more anxious than
ever, to contribute to the needs of
the Re Cross. We know what
it meari to our men overseas and
what Itis ; doing for the families
right. here-. Jn pur own county.
Colid'ennjp1'the large number of
Haywood coys in 'service we also
know what a large part of Red
Cross1' funds are benefiting our
people," said Mr. Dayenpoit in
speakinp' of the drive yesterday.
Committees-named include the
"'' ng: headquarters: Mr. W.
n. r.-Mmr, chairman; Mrs. Jou
atfian Woody," tfrs.-, Douglas Ed
wai'ds, . M,rs." Harry Whiseiihunt.
Miss Nora. Swift Atkins. Mrs. C.
V." fcll. and Mrs. Frank Kimsoy,
o& Ro.se, chairman;
, co-chairman; Mrs.
,; Mtv Johnnie rer-
BWttev Tt (i. Mas,,
i. Mrlf.t Walking-. Ruluh Prevost.
Mm. lien Sloan, l. n. Davis, Dr.
N. M; Medford, Rev L. G. Elliott,
and Mrs. "Evelyn Osborne.
Business district, with quota of
$680, and G. C Ferguson, chair
man: C. J. R.eecc, R. M. Parkman,
J. W.' Boyd, s Francis Massie, Mrs.
W. L. McCrackeji, W. H. Burgin,
David Underwood, Mrs. Bonner
Ray, Mrs C. C. White, Mrs. M.
H. Bowles, and Wm. Chambers.
Industrial committee.' with
quota of $2,150: June Smathers.
chairman; Whitner Prevosi.
George Bischoff, M. O. Galloway.
Chan. Compton, Frank Rogers,
Ned Tucker, Leo Weill. Charles
Underwood, Harry Lee Liner and
J. I.. Edwards.
Listing - and vuting' committee,
chairman, Jonathan Woody and
J. E. Massie.
Residential committee, with
quota of $600, Mrs. Whitner Pre
vost, chairman; Mrs. June Sniath-er.--,
Mrs. Chas. E. Ray. Jr., Mrs.
Ruth Beatty,. Mrs. Guy Massie.
Airs. Rudolph Hollaus, Mrs. Jimmy
Boyd, Mrs. Tiiad Howell, Mp.
Hugh Jolly, Mrs. Grover Davis,
Mrs. F. H. Marley, Mrs. R. II.
Lreese, Mrs. Grady Boyd, Mrs.
Harold Tungen, Mi's. E. C. Wag
enfeld. Mrs. George Bischolf. Mrs. II.
li. Atkins. Mrs. Carl Hill, Mrs. N.
M. Mcdford, Miss Helen Ray, Miss
Alice Quintan, Mrs. T. L. Brani
lett, Mrs. George McKinley, Mrs.
Richard. Mrs. J. E. Massie. Mrs.
'iVaytns Corpening, Mrs. Trov
Wyche, Mrs, C. L. Carwile, Mrs.
Paul Mavitin.T'Mrs. Howard Clapp.
Mrs. R. L, Lee, and Mrs. Fannie
M. Galloway' Nave.
Rural -jpominittee, with quota of
$8i0, J.' Brown, chairman; J
Yates Bailey, Miss Mary Margaret
Smith. Howard Clapp, Robert
Boone, Vaughn Rhinehart, Mrs.
W.. F., Swiftj Harry Lee Liner.
Lake Junaluska. Capt. Thelma
Col ton, MrsC. T. Francis, Deny
No-.man.iJflrs. Jule Noland. Glenn
Boyd, James "jfcriejl and, ;Ben
Teague, bjth fcft-Oowe: Cveekund
N7 W. Rfgej-s, J.'T. Campbell
:ind Mrs. FlA." JoatieeJ-and Wilson
Kh-ktoatrick tf lye,7R.F.D. No.
1. Wallace Ward, Lake Junaluska.
Mrs. H. R. -Caldwell. Waynesville.
R.F.D. No.. 2, JL p. McDonald.
Watevville, iitjd Giqyer Ferguson.
Mr4 fiei L!"Sard. and Mrs.
Norman' James', all of Clvde.
R.F.D. No. 1., ..
Committee. 'jof r colored people,
with quota of $120. and Kdi'h
Casey,' chairmant Marion Howell.
Elsie Osboma. . Inez Bryant, and
Olr er-McCtfrkle. '
Tfindqw j display committee,
with Mrs. ' Jonathan Woodv. chair
man, JVIrs. W, H. F. Millar. Hugh
Massie,' Miss Lois Harold. Miss
Hester Ann Withers, Mrs. Hei
bert Buchanan, Jr.. Mrs. Phelps
Brook, and Mrs. Ralph Prevost.
Publicity committee, with Mrs.
T. Lenoir Gwyn, chairman. Ben
Clkitt, Hugh Massie, and C. N.
TO PREACH SUNDAY .
Rev-- Jarvis Underwood wH
preach at the East Waynesville
church 6ndy afternoon at 2.-30-.
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