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THE Waynesville M
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The Ked Cross
In The County Seat Of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smokv Mountains National Park
ffitST YKAR NO. 9
WAYNESVILLK, N. C, Till USD AY, MARCH 1, 19J5
(One Day Mtaror Victory)
$1.75 in Advance in Haywood and Jackson Counties
p i o
Y"y to uvi f
,rily of Renovation Will
'ompletcd This ween-
New Press tiougm
inters palmers, 1 -
,,,-icians expect to complete
' , ...,,,,. at inp the building
Mountaineer by this week-
i;,im tho nress erec-
Lht'herc from New York
to have the large, muuvin
i,n. :itinc bv Friday
h-hc 24. 0f0 pound press was
i,. .ist an anu was uc-
tail Saturday. Mecnanics
i'.... ;.r,t anil rlav
en winning iiikiii
!lhe thousands of parts as-
fie first time in six weeks,
for The Mountaineer was
home '. Mechanics have
untiringly in getting one
machine to operate. Parts
lug-lit and borrowed in all
tho country, and in sev-
ttaiKes. the mechanics had
thp lime and patience and
imil.-Ktiirc some unavailable
lat will enable the machine
lion at low speed until new
kan be secured,
mountaineer operated two
machines, and has prom-
second machine being
ed bv April first. The War
lion Hoard granted imme-
bnroval for the purchase of
line within 12 hours after
Clyde R. Hoey presented
Is to them in Washington.
Snolype was a total loss in
been a long, tedious pro-
gelling the plant back in-
Kit ion to where it is even
land is far from being nor
Within another week, the
ers believe that most of the
"kinks'' will be ironed out.
lig the past six weeks, all
k'hanical work on the paper
Ion done in-tho. pltwrt.-o
i-k the pages of type were
to The Canton Enterprise
linled on their new press
was installed last week. The
The Kntcrprisc and the
being installed by The
lineer shop happen to be
ommeieial printing depart-
is been in operation for the
weeks, and the office sup-
pailment of the business
(used only one day when
ers were 1 carina out a nar-
hieh has enlarged the de-
) Cook, 2-c,
ck By Car
L 'Billy) Smith, ship
second class, formerly of
wel. who is spending a 30-
fve in Newton, sustained a
d skull when strurk hv an
ibile as he and four other
hions were walking on the
n-C'onovcr hiehwav last
as taken to tho Newton hos-
nd will remain lhn- until
emoved lo a naval hospital.
- smith was to have re
to Camp Broekford, Va., for
assignment when his leave
I' He iS the enn Mi-
'S linson Smith, of New-
fl Home Soon
Chester C. Mitchell, QMC,
reluming from 14 mnnihe
ts spont in the European
"" o! operations, is ex
tn arrive soon to visit his
(.race Green Wavnnc.
feco,clnE t0 a notice -from
""ers, Camn Marhall Ro.
'""ng here he will be sta-
lur a brief period at Fort
Red Cross At
k In Haywood
l'n be interested in read
lc detailed account of a
f the many things the
r0f is doing right here
v'wood County. Turn to
Fo and read Hilda Way
s "ere and There"
,)U'H appreciate the Red
wrk more than ever.
ess Being Installed Wm
Leave Here In
Twenty-one men, making up tho
February quota from the Waynes
ville area of Haywood county left
here on Monday morning for Fort
Bragg, where they will be assign
ed to active duty in the armed
Wayne Ledbetter Franklin, for
mer assistant county farm agent,
who was transferred from the
Murphy board, Macon county, was
named leader of the group. Fred
Farmer was named assistant lead
er. There were four other transfers
in addition to the leader as fol
lows: Frank Johnson Hannah,
from Franklin, Ernest Bill Wil
liams, from Leadville, Col.; Clay
ton Lloyd Massie, from Glassboro
N. J., and Varnel Robert Swanger.
from Newport News, Va.
Others leaving included: Sam
McNabb, Everett Harley Clark.
Venson Parker, Willard Rufus Set
zer, James Herbert MehafTey, John
Hcnson Messer, Mark Eugene
Howell, Charles Burr Way, James
B. Allison, Sam Ewart, James Wil
burn Lcdford, Claude Avery Med
ford, Gordon Cecil Kaincs, an;
Thomas James Frazier.
Home After 17
Months In Pacific
"I am proud of our boys in
the service even after the cam
paign is almost over they are stilj
ready to fight. They never com
plain when they are wounded, ex
cept to. gripe about not being able
toifighU- and being out---line S-
duty for a time," said Lt. Thomas
Slringficld, MCUSNH, recently re
turned from seventeen months
duly in the South Pacific. Lt
Stringfield, with his wife, the fo"
nicr Miss Harriett Coburn, is
spending a few days leave here
with his parents, Dr. and Mrs.
Lt. Stringfield volunteered
soon after his return from Eng
land in 1942 where he had served
as a volunteer with the British
Ministry of Health in a London
hospital, entering this work before
the United States had declared
waV. His work was with, bomb
casualties and British servicemen.
He was called to active duty
with the navy in April, 1943, and
reported to the Naval Air Station
at Jacksonville. Fla., and from
there was transferred to Camp
Lejeune, and assigned to the First
Marine Division and sent overseas.
His tour of duty outside the
New Guinea, Cape Gloucester
New Britain, Solomons, and Pe
lelieu Islands. The last name-!
was the hardest campaign with
more casualties, according to Lt.
(Continued on page 8)
Joseph Massie, Overseas,
Sgt. Joseph Massie, son of Mr.
and Mrs. James E. Massie, who is
now stationed in the Philippines,
has recently been promoted to his
present rank from corporal, it was
learned by his family this week.
Sgt. Massie entered the service
on January 13, 1943, and was in
duced at Camp Croft and sent to
Fort Bragg. From the latter he
was sent to Camp Edison, N J .
and then to Fort Mommounth. N
J., where he was assigned to the
Sig'nal Corps. Here he received a
diploma in high speed code, after
which he was sent to New York
to study in the Western Union of
fices. He took special training
there in sub-marine cable opera
Later he was transferred to
Camp Wood, N. J., and then to
San Fransicso. and to the Pacific
theatre. At the time he entered
the service he was operating a
radio repair shop.
Pfc. James Palmer
Serving With Engineers
Pfc. James Palmer, of Waynes
ville, is serving with the Fifth
Army in Italy. He is a member
of the 19th combat engineer regi
ment, Mediterranean theatre vet
erans, now maintaining roads,
bridges and trails for the Fifth
Aryiy in rugged mountain terrain
before the Po Valley in Italy. :
The.l9fh has maintained or re
built more than 4.000 miles of
road and built or repaired more
than 200 bridges in the Italian
campaign and has served in com
bat for more than 550 days, in
elading action at Kasserine Pass,
Tunisia and Cassino, Italy.
Wins Purple Heart
I '"" WTO T"-T1
PVT. VICTOR S. RICK, id Abbe
ville, R.F.D. No. 4. husband of Miv
Elsie Caldwell Hire, of Ii.(v wood
county, is now in A :i i:n:-1 a. da. lie
was wounded on October a. 19i4.
and was awarded the Purple Heart
for bravery in action. lie is re
ported to be making normal pro
gress at the government hospital
where lie is a patient. He had
been overseas only a few weeks
when lie was wounded. 11'
son of Mrs. Joe Riee. oi
11 Put In Class 1 -A
Fifty-si men were roelasMliod
during the past week by Hie ilia!!
board serving the Waynesville
area. In the group were the lol
lowing placed in c.a - 1-V sub
ject to call for active dut.'.y in I he
Paul Edward Craig. William Ar
veine Hamilton. M a r I; Tav in
Stanley, Jack Kay I erui ,on
Brown Asbery Kliodarnicr. William
Orion Davis. Jr., Charles Louis
Caddy, Thomas Edward Huniev.
Roman Massie, Howard Louis
Brown and Lowcry: Cagle.
Placed in class 2-A was Roy
"Continued in class 2-A was Wil
liam Gerald' Kathbone.
Placed in class 2-A K woiv
Columbus Adam Rich. Coleman
Edwards and Thomas Zack Moody.
Placed in class 2-U were: I'.iiley
Enless Cope, Leon Marcus Kili.au.
Jr., Joe Silas Davis. Joe Ray . and
Grover Harrison Davis.
Continued in class 2-1! were:
Furman Charlie Kathbone. Cephus
Albert Stevenson, William Boyd
Gardner. Ben G. Pleminoiis. Willis
Rector, William Grady Davis, Da
vid Noland Cabe, William Hooper
Greene, Sam Loyd .Met .'r.uken
William Henry Boone. Gaines Furr
McCracken. Jerry Morgan Rogers,
and Guy Henry Hannah.
Placed in class 2-li i-'i were:
William Lawrence OWoil. Samuel
Edwin Wright, James (
vidson Carl Worth Co
Conard. and F'red Bruci
Continued in class 2
Paul Willis Burress.
Placed in class 1-c u
i ri I on
if i was
were: Neal Davis A
Wav Crawford, C
Cuthbcrtson. Jarvis Viu on
wood and Ernest Eugene
I'laced in class 1-c i inducted i
was Lewis Charles Whiimire. j
Placed in class 2-c we re: Spen
cer Walker and Albert Turner
placed in class 4-A wen Oliver
Hicks Caroway and Melc lier Tluu
Continued in class 2-C H i was
Howard Ben Davis.
Continued in class 4-F wa, Ed
Officer In N. C.
Dean W. Colvard. in:in.e-e
the State Test -Farm here,
re-elected sec retarv-t rea- in cr
the Nollli Carolina .leisey Cattle
Club at a meeting of the directors
held in Newton last week.
L. Y. Ballcnt inc. lieutenanl gov
ernor, was elected vice -pi csident
of the club succeeding Dr. Howard
Odum, of Chapel Hill. The club
went on record as opposing Ihe bill
now in the legislature which would
permit the sale of rattle which
are reactors to Bang's disease and
which have been vaccinated, ex
cept for slaughtering purposes.
Dirths, January, 1915,
Fall Below Those
Registered In 191 i
Births in January, 1944, far ex
ceeded those in Haywood county in
1945 during the same period, ac
cording to statistics from tlie coun
ty health department. Births reg
istered in 1944 totaled 73. while
those of the current year in the
month were only : 44, with the
boys in the majority with 23 as
compared to 21 girls.
Wayne A. Corpening. U. S. In
faittey. has been piomoled lo lieu-
I tenant colonel, according to in
formation received by Ins wife,
Mrs. Mabel Clark Corpening.
! Col. Corpening. son of Mrs. O.
,E. t'oi I'cning and tho late Mr.
Corpening ol Mills River, and for-
I mer Haywood county farm agent,
has been overseas since Septem-
j her. 191'... and participated in the
Noi Ih African, Sic ilian and Nor-
; many invasions.
j He lias been awarded the Silver
1 St. ir lor gallantry in action in
Sicily; the liron.e Star and a bat
tlefield promotion from captain to
major for heroic action against
the enemy in Normandy: and the
Oak l.c.il cluster to the Bronze
Star lor meritorious achievement
against the enemy in Germany,
lie is one of only two Western
North Carolina men to receivi ihe
In addition to these decorations,
lie also wears the F.uropoan-Afri-can-Mecliteiranean
lion with four bronze battle stars,
the combat Infantryman's badge
for outstanding performances of
duty in battle-, and Hie first cita
tion of the 2nd Class; Cross of
Voluntary Military service award
ed by General Giraud in Algiers.
French North Africa.
Col. Corpening is a graduate of
Slate College, in class of 1936,
and a member of the Alpha eta,
u.n ional honorary agricultural fra
ternity. He came to Haywood
county in 193(i as assistant county
l.u ni agent and was made agent
in 1941. lie held a commission
as first lieutenant ill tire Reserve
(Xlicers Training Corps and was
called lo active duty in February,
1942. He was attached to (he 30th
Infantry Regiment of the 9t b Di
vision with which he still serves.
The 91 h Division is now attached
10 Hie First Army on the Western
1 1 out.
S(t. Ned Davis
Arrives After 33
Months In Pacific
"The Japs are ready slaiiing to
lig hi now and they will keep it
up lo the last ir.au." said Staff
Set. Ned S. Davis, son of Mr. and
Mrs; Frank Davis, of 1 1 ael wood,
who il spending a 30-day furlough
here Willi his family, after re
turning from a tour of duly in
cluding 33 months in the South
"It is a fine way to reduce, if
one wants to. 1 have seen men
lose lil'ly pounds in one campaign."
he said in speaking of the nervous
strain of combat
Sf't. Davis volunteered in tlie
service on March l. 1941. and was
inducted at Fort Bragg. He took
his basic training at Camp Woll
eis. Tex., reported by many Hay
wood men in the service as one
of the toughest spots in the coun
try lo receive inilial army training.
From Camp Wolters he was sen!
lo Camp Livingston. La., where hi;
joined the 'i2nil Division and from
there was sent to Fort Dennis,
Ma.,s.. and then lo San I raneisco
en route lo his post in Australia.
lie was senl lo New Guinea lat
er and took part in the Buna cam
paign and was then sent back lo
Australia, and then again to New
(Continued on page ii)
Pvt. Ernest Rogers,
Prisoner Of War
Private Ernest Rogers, U. S. In
fanlry, who was reported missii:
in action on October 29, 1914. ii.
Germany, is being held as a pris
oner of war. according lo inf.i ma
lion recently received by li s wile,
Mrs. Anna Bell Rogers. Pvt. Rog
ers is the son of Mr. and Mrs.
.1. II. Rogers, of Wayncvillt R.
F. D. No. 1.
Pvt. Rogers entered 4 he service
on March 12, 1942, and before be
ing sent overseas be was station
ed at the following places: Camp
Polk, La., Los Angeles, Calif., and
Fort Benning, Ga.
At the time of his induction in
the service he was engaged in
Bethel Teams Winners In Count)
Basketball Tournament Held Here
The Bethel boys and Bethel girls
made a clean sweep of the Hay
wood tournament sponsored by the
Community Council last week,
when they took both games in
hard played games from the Way
nesville Mountaineers. Large at
tendance was had at each of the
four nights of play.
Tho Bethel girls won 34 to 20,
and the boys won 30 to i6.
Howard led her team lo -.victory
by getting. 16 points with
having 13", and Wells and Trull
celling 10 points each for the
Trophies and individual cold
basketballs were awarded the two1
Dr. S. P. Gay
Dr. S. P. Gay. well knn,w
tis1 of this community who h
here in lo2ti. is moving to ( ,
horo, where he will cnul'n
Work to the treatment ol e
' Dr. Gay came here from
mi shortly after his v:
rom the Atlanta Dental
nd will leave a large and sin.r
fill practieein Haywood eounl , ,
take up the field of sn-ei,,ii a!
in which ho lur- alrcanv don, o
He has won recognition in
profession not only in I he- t,
but also in national dental n..;1
He is a member of the i.iei n
Dental Association, the Aue-io
Academy of Peridontolog.v n.'
her of the Pierre Faucliaid
emv. an officer in the Soni'n
Academy of Pel iodontolc ,
ber of (he North Carolin-i I ;en
Association and a past pi - d
of the First District. Dent d !
Dr. Gay has be"ii pinmiie
in local affairs, having, .-i-rvcd
president'of the Chamber ol ('
J4.weuv pres.ielej.il. e,t. iy: i.oi
Club, a former member
Waynesville library board
live in Boy Scout work.
Mrs. Gay lias also been
emly identified in Hie so
(Continued mi page
For Mrs. Coman
Last riles were t ondiie (e-l We.
nesday morning al 1 I o i hx k
Long's Chapel Me I hod i - i e j.iir
for Mrs. Grace1 llowe-ll ( nm.Mii, (.
w ile of Jarvis T. ( oni.m. i.f !
Junaluska, wholied smitten!;,
her home, Sunset Cot'.it.c, at
o'cloc k Monday allot noon.
Rev. Miles MeLc-ii,. :- .
the church, assisted by i.t V
M. Bobbins and Pi. F. S i..n
of Lake Junalmka. o'l,
Burial w as in Gieen Hill - t
Paul Liner. Halh
Mrs. Coman. a
I. (,i .
counlv, was tlie din
Howell, of Sluail s I)
the lale1 Mrs. Eva Ga
She and her l.e.iil.,
at Lake Juiialu-J'.a
twenty years, wi.ei
greatly beloved I
of visitors who a
the Methodist A
Junaluska: one son.
of Sanlord. he r lat i
Ml. I -
Miss Ethel Howell
Draff. Va.. and Mi-,
of Birmingham. la
Ben and Paul Ho.ve
A number of out
tives and friends attende
The Ganelt Fune,al II
in charge id arrange incut
teams at Ihe close vi Ihe ti.-n n ;
ment by tin; sponsor.
An all-lournanuiit girl, ep :
was selected us follows: iier.v.ud ',
Bethel, Noland of Fine, Cieek
and Coker of Canton, forward
Evans of Waynesville. Unison of
Bethel and Messer of Way n. swim,
. The all-tournanicnl boys ipuni
-was: Hyatt ol Canton, .shooK n
Waynesville, forwards; Trull oi
Bethel, center; F. Dunbar of St. :
John's and Ledfor! of Fines Creek. .'
Howard of Bethel was named flu1 ,
best all-round player-and spoil in
(Continued on page 4) j
' ..I.IU.II II II..I. .IIIWII . m nl.HUIlMt. '. y..:'T!M
w i . i
v t i 111! iULU
I Hi ens, sou of
i L. Owens, of
1 ' el Wav nos
i in action in
I .;:c udiurg line
.nliii" to iii-
i it 1 1.U3 and
li!ti ' al Camp I
s u i. I. e n o er
i H. .-nut
I i' ' id. I !i. u Bel-
! ' ! ial "r ( ierpi oi
' i lii t!ie Third
.-is' or. With
! ' i Tw ins
' vvilh birthdays
b;n 1 egistercd with
i' 1 1 0,11 (I as 1 hey bo
il v e,,i s of age during
1 ''i'; 1 w , it I In- first twins
' '.:!-. i coiiard Kiddle
v ! , e 1 iodic sons of Mr.
'': 'h ti l-iduie, of Cove
1 1 ii ,ic two hrot hers
1 ' 1 e l lo- d Culdle, Army,
! ' ' i i' 1 ' ' him !e. Navy.
' ' ' ' 1 1 ' ii' -' and now
: ' !.. 1 . i led lo act ive duty
1 " wo .' 1 . 1 1 I Net on. Maggie:
I 'Tie ! Clyde, It K.I).
I I ' 1 1 hi ' o bus Shedlon.
- iV l- I D No. 2: Roman
e 1 '.11 -V, ood, Bl OWU As-
1 !..i!arm.T. Waynesville, R.
No '. W 1 1 1 lam Orion Davis,
.1 ! 1 .(.ii:-, Brown, Waynes
I d .0 d i uodrow Green, lla-
1 " 1 1 . 1 1 lis Louis Caddy.
"Telle; ilo Elden Arringlon.
e , ( e ( 1 ei'k: Lowery
a ' 1, v 1 i le, ( ,'e'orge1 Rob
r, 1 lag,. Clyde, K.F.I). No.
t" ( .11 1 1 1 i -1 1 .-1 I Rouser,
. !! I! I D No. I: Rufus
"ii : in I oi,, I lael wood;
.'. .11 1,'allibone, Clyde1,
11 1 and Maik William
1 I- Ir l; F.I). No. 1.
. "!li;U! v
I t -t f '!; . Dan Ball, son
Bali, of Ml. Ster
1 '.!K wounded in ac-
1 1 ... 1 1 on February !!,
' 1 me . ,1 1 from t he
' ti-nl in Its 1 not her.
I been in Ihe servile
' two v cars. Prior lo
I . ii'ii', he w as engaged
' I I 1 S"C I mil.
liMiHier. pfc. Scotl
1 ' . v ,IK. with (he arm-
: I l(.,ly
; To I'hty
. i t .Mor.dav
v- j 1 1 eugai'.e' f-,y I va
'd .1. .inlay , 'Marc h .'.th
1 .'i I'Kit'v, with the open-
1. low nig at 7:30. In
genie, si. John's girls
'. til, a m-o! of 13-7
' li. hehl S .lolm's
' v i-l 01 ;, over the .Sy I va
;p!; a eloitlilohc.idiT
I I 'ord I, bey boy ; and
I '.irt Colli go lor Girls
! i 1 11 'a v eight. Febi 11 -irv
. ' 1 1 11 1 1 e- vvei c w i unci's
".1 . 1. vor the Sacred
" 1 -1 :i. but the Rangers
i - 1 .ill 1 .-led battle to
1 of Belmont Abbey.
:-'.!'- in t
'1 t,!,1 'i ; 1 :!ossiiip
i - - i ' !i)!uiay
. : . 1 ii - 1 1 i: t Groim of the
Vndh Fellow dip will
-: 1 ;nl, 1 v evi tun:;. March
' ' e 1 "i k at Long's Chajie I.
, ,'. k'i
t . iK '-i 1 rom Bill 11101 1'
. . ; - i (ii ., ,1 . , ' I:-.' and (lirl
' V.i s Aie-tha Cagle.
' i i I pre1 -iile.
!.;..; i. ,n r(jsl()one
l"n:.r l,.:iies Nt;il
() ie a ' otitlie ting meeting, the
I,,,! .-:!, .1:. Pave postponed their
, i , i -. 1 1 ' .1 ladies night set for Fri
r i.-:;. n.g.l iiiili! Friday, March 16.
Tin1 e . il event will be held in
1 hi- ".lei tio.i -.1 church recreational
hail ii! 7:3i.
Tei . ek's program will be in
charge of Jonathan Woody.
To Start Red Cross
Drive Here Today
U hiv n:ir. ' I
pfc f opal Mccracken
daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs
M. J. McCracken, of Waypesville
who is serving in Ihe U. S. Ala
lines is now stationed at Camp
Lpjucno. She is a personnel
clerk for Women's Reserve
Schools She entered the service
in September, 1944. She was one
of the 1.2(11) lady Marines who took
part in the parade at Calnp Le
jueije on February 10, celebrating
lady Marine's. Pfc. McCracken i"
a graduate.1 of the Waynesville
Township high school and Cecil :,
Business School, of Ashevilk1.
J. I). Kellev
Wins DAR Medal
In 36th Contest
lion 7 A fall To Arms" 1y PalifcTv
lli'iiry, won the medal offered for
Ihe first place in the thirty -six! Ii
annual declamation contest held at
the Waynesville Township high
school on last Thursday morning
by the1 Dorcas Bell Love Chapter.
Daughters of the American Rovo
I ill ion.
Tommy Norris, with "Supposed
Speech of Adams", by Websler
won second place. Roy Rogers,
with the1 "Black Horse and His
Rider" by Linoard received honor
The awards were made by W
R. Francis, local attornev, who
t vv cut y -eight years ago won the
first place in Ihe contest.
Serving as judges were: liev.
Miles McLean, Rev. M. If. Wil
li.imson. and Rev. lit. be i t ( I
Tat um. Mrs, W. F. Swift, regent
presided and Mrs. S. II. Iiiishnell
chairman of patriotic education
v, as in charge of 1 he e onle d .
Other contestant s and their dec
lauialions were: Mark linlhues
wiittli. "Four Freedoms' by Knu-e
veil; Wild ted Liner. "March ol
Freedom," by Walla' e; Mail-; I'cr
guson, "What Is a Nation'.'" b;
Johnson; Aaron Hyatt, "1u11e1
saiy Address", by Webslei . ale'
( ceil Fore "Doe W.il el" by !!. I.
Music was furnished Ir, tie le. h
school e-horus tin lor direct ion m
l 'has. Isley and the numbers ren
dered w ere "Songs of U a -i u ng 1 . i :
Re. Hubert Dills
Rev. Hubert Dills, native
ion county, who chip, i-red
sermon on the couiliemsi
I,'e1 Saturday afternoon had a -ndr
awakening shortly alter tin- :eiice
He was arrestcfl for non support
of his wife anil f'p.e ebildren. ages
13, 2. 9 i years ;md one month
old. T he warrant had been issued
at the opening ol the .service, but
out of respect to the minister tlie
otticors waited until be bad finish
ed bis message.
The ease was -tried before Mag
istrate W. H Noland on Monday
afternoon and Re v. Mr. Dills was
bound over to Superior court. July
term, for trial with his bond set
The pastor lias long flowing hair
and a beard of matching length.
It was brought out in the trial that
he did not shave or cut his hair,
for like Sampson of Biblical days,
his strength lay in his hair.
It was also revealed during the
trial that his wife's mother and
brother, with whom she and the
children live in' this county, sup
ported her and the five children.
Mrs. Carl Medford is visiting al
Lake Wales and other points in
,;-"i!::.fe -P) ?M;
f :' a,u)! V
, ii'cm cI 'tlu- sl-r- ''
w i- a welder in ; : V" v
in Shipyards in' tT' '
1 5t$ 1
l f ''f . e'..l
'i ' ' ' 1 " 1 in mi iiiiiim 11 in 1 1
Plans Completed For A Fast
Canvass To Raise $7,800
For Annual War Fund
The annual war fund drive for
the Rid Cros.; will get underway
this morning, according to R. B.
D; veiiport, chairman of the drive,
who is urging that the public co
oper, ii" with the workers.
All roiunulli'os have been nam
ed and e ich worker has been given
supplies iircariy on the campaign,
which it is Imped by those in
charge will end within ten days.
"We are asking the public to
liedp ii1. make' a speedy campaign,
a-, main ol ihe workers are very
bu v but are Liking time out 'to
collect I he donat ions. We feel that
i vervone will be glad to cooperate
in inciting the quota set by na
tional hcailciiiai (ers within the
lone planned,' said Rev. M. R.
Williamson, chairman of the Hay
Tiie quota assigned the Waynes
ville area of Haywood county
!' r t :).' is STl.OO. the largest
.minimi ever given the chapter.
Tbi is easily accounted for, ac
eordmg to Mr. Davenport, chair
man of Ihe drive, who pointed out
that never bad the needs been so
All persons who plan to give to
the cause aie urged to be ready
when Milii'ited io make their dona
tion; In c i ,es w here the persons
de sign itecl lor their area have fail
ed to t each I hem. Ihe chairman is
a king that they get in Contact
with the worker and make their
All committees named have done
an excellent job to date, it was
pointed out, and if the public will
cooperate- the drive cart be com
pleted on scheduled time.
Birtbday On 18th
('apt. Ahlen Howell, native of
Haywood county, now residing
with Ids daughter in Los Angeles.
Calif . observed Ins I04lh blrthd.lv
anniversary on Sunday, Februarv
("apt. Howell is t.p only living
l.'avwood ediint.v man wno fought
in Ihe arc vBolwoen the Ttates.
lie is .aid In be Ihe oldest liviu
.Mason in the world.
"II vou want to live to bo 10
make tho L'3rd Psalm a part C
V em i' daily life, eat three square
meals a day, keep your chin up
and your temper under control."
is Ins philosophy for living, as
he gave it to a reporter in Los
Angeles, wtio interviewed him on
eve of In, birthday anniver-
pl Howell, who organized the
bank wed of Asheville in the
was a leader in this com
w it h
fy for mauv voars. He retir-
inctceii years ago and moved
,k An eeles lo make his home
Ins son in-law and daughter,
mil Mrs. .1. R. Johnson,
pi lloui II is widely connected
law. ood county, where his
i . among, the early pio
H is Ihe father of Alden
.Ir , of Waynesville.
I o Address
An Assoc nil ional Sunday school
noeling of the Baptist churches of
iaywocd county will be held
be We-t Canton Baptist church
m March ti. at 7:30 p. m. The
ii i ''i.g i in keeping
"out h-wide Sur
v ln H is a feature of the South
rn Bar-list Centennial program.
An interesting service is being
damiid. The department Con
crCnce.s will be led by association
il department leaders. The Bap-
lst rtiate Convention will send
"eial speaker from Raleigh
he meeting. Every Baptist
lay school in the county is urged
have a representative at the
merti.ig by Clarence T. Taylor,
Assoeial ional Sunday school
Verna May Carter
Enlists In Medical
Miss Yirna Mae Carter, former
ly of Waynesville. more recentli
of Perry. Ga., has enlisted in the
medical department of the Wo
man's Army Corps. She will re
port to Fort Oglethorpe for basic
(raining and then lo a post in
Indiana for technician's training.
ftcr completing her work she will
be assigned to duty at Thayer Gen
eral Hospital, Nashville, Tenn.
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