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-By His Side By
The Red Cross
Zsj,ITAeilounty of Haywod County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
" raBes WAYNESVILLE
N. C., THURSDAY. MARCH 8, 1915 (One Day Nearer Victory)
$1.75 in Advance in Haywood and Jackson. Counties
Uelwood Man Is
Ued In Accident
Then Burned After
n..rl,m. was instantly kill
burned in a head-on colli
L,,k and a car live maw
Lnhi.rc late Friday aft
Rush ng was a iicui
Wort truck which
Carroll, also oi vtayuc!.-
.war nl lilt ii " -
L the face and hands. He
snartannure nospuai, auu
"r . nf
Uiiinn is lermea
Mis W. K. Brain, OI in-
L was said to have been
er of the car invoivea in
let is also a paueni in mc
fcurg hospital, sunenng
iad and body injuries.
truck and car were ae
I by the compact. The
mrst into flames lmmecu-
The motor was mrown
k chasis, and the front ot
completely torn off.
ding to R. B. Davenport,
manager, who went lm-
ilv to the scene, the evi-
lliowed that the car was
wrong side of the road.
hiination ot the victim
severe skull injury, which
stigators to conclude that
t Rushing had ben with
fit two weeks, and was a
km the large transport
Such hauls milk from here
centers in South Carolina.
bs the son of Mr. and Mrs.
bshing, of Hazelwood. The
services were held Mon-
parshville, with interment
church cemetery there.
those going from here in-
R. B. Davenport, Ernest
jRoy Tuttle, who served as
ers. together with John-
ards. and L. B. Simmonds.
pallbearers were from
llle and were Chasley
Marvin Haney, and Robert
esJiis parents, the deceased
lywood county record was
during the past three
According to .Wade McDan-
f r. There was not a single
pr drunkenness made dur-
e baturdays in succession.
g to Mr. McDanlel.
ourse during the Sundays
week we made a few. hut
py." he added, "and we
f ve as many boarders on
noor as we usually do."
d Mrs. Rung
ind Mrs. Harrv
rom fourteen months stav
(attan Beach, Calif., where
tiled their son-in-law nH
F- Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Mc
Fhey are openinsr tin thnir
je Tea Room on the
ie highway in East Way-
"unaing formerly be
upied by Mr anil
nd Mrs. Rung will again
.d room, which they
n to open on Easter Sun-
STAFF SGT. WILLIAM KARL
LEATHERWOOD. who was killed
in action on November 21. 1944,
has been given the Purple Heart
and other recognition for his
bravery in combat.
(Story On Page 51
Town Puts 10
Trash Cans on
Ten metal trash containers were
placed in the community hy (lie
Town of Waynesville on Monday
morning. Nine have been put on
Main Street ajid one on Depot
They are conveniently placed so
that it will not be a hardship for
any person te-carry their trash for
fed by a sister. Mrs. JiJ"
"If the people use them as we
hope they will the town plans to
buy others to place on the streets.'
said Grayden F. Ferguson, city
"The people have talked about
the trash on Main Street, .so we
hope that they will give us their
cooperation in keeping the paper
and other trash off the street.
There are enough containers now
on Main Street so that every
scrap of paper can be taken care
of, if the public will only do their
part," said Mayor J. II. Way in
commenting on the metal trash
The containers are painted a
dark green and are easy to open,
merely a push on the top. They
are eighteen inches square, and
Jiiglj enough to use with comfort.
Wire baskets that fit have been
placed in the containers so that
they may be emptied without re
moving them from the streets.
Society Meets Tuesday
The Woman's Society of Chris
tian Service of the First Methodist
church will meet on Tuesday eve
ning at 7:30 in the dining room
of the church. Mrs. C. E. Munriay
will have charge of the program.
All memebrs are urged to be
f ! Organization Will Be
j"ei At Armory To-
-l dght O'clock.
K P Patr' nit will be
8o, un,ght at tne Ar-
o c lock, according to M.
frganbo0 been designat-
Ned 1 T f local People
lUl tr 1 ake advntage of
"'"'s courses under
Nina,,:' ! ?!.s?veral
Pm stun,, w avia-
CStudy of weather to ac-
s lbeheld once . week.
, are no charm,.
n a,. . lur en
to attpnrl fh
in,.;. . "u Set full de-
PPortu nit y to Bet .
",se tn avlat nn
U. S. Needs More
Farmers, Woods Workers
Urged To Boost Chestnut
Timber Output For War
Farmers and woods workers arc
being asked to go into the woods
with their axes and saws and pro
duce chestnut extract wood so our
fighting men will not run low on
Lack of woods workers produc
ing acidwood is proving a serious
bottleneck in the output of ex
tract plants, tanneries and shoe
factories, the U. S, Forest Service
pointy out in an appeal for woods
labor.' :l :l -
The forest service and tanners
declare that chestnut extract wood
(Continued on page 6)
the v.eek of Maieh
(in laiulm;: men's and wo-
! I -.-I .'it- teams are being m-
I Council Sponsors
Tournament To Be Held
With OutMuiulintf Teams
: Competing rrom lai.Ii
! Plans are under , ,iy for coiiduct-
mi;: an all star l,a-Uc( ball tourna
ment for men's ami woman's all
slar trains of !li:s section under I lie
sponsorship ol t lie Community
Council of Hie aynes ille-lla.el-wooil
con niiii n 1 1 n-s. it uas an
nounced tin. week by K V. 'I'cn
ney. director ot the Council.
The cccMonl )laying facilities
of tlie loi-;;l aimoiy will he avail
able for the tournament, which it
is hoped will become an annual
Th" tournament will lake place
The following arc the lourna
liient regulations which have been
adopted, ae-ording to Mr. Tenney:
Ten male players and Y female
players with their coaches will be
admitted: a $3. no entry fee for
each team will he charged, but
will be refunded when each team
makes its appearance in the tour
All practice ami game halls will
be furnished b Ihe tournament
olticials: game ,tm coring officials
will be I ii, itr-lu-. by the tourna
ment olln.al ... all entry blanks
'"usl be in hand bv Monday
March 2. c
John F. Snyder,
I lay wood Farmer,
John P. Snyder, 70. Haywood
ounty farmer ol the Hyatt Crock
section, died at his homo at noon
in Monday . Funeral services were
ondiieled at the residence at 3
o'clock on Tuesday afternoon with
Kev. Nando Stevens and l!ev. Wil
liam Sorrel Is olliciating. Hurial
was in Green Hill cemetery.
Active pallbearers were: Claude
Snyder. Don Snyder, Carl Mc
Cracken, .Jr., Hoy .'jpiathers, Perry
Honorary palwejrers were: .1.
M. Long, It. Vl JWeleb, Joe N.
Tate, Dr. Sam rJStri"Kfield, Dr.
li. S. Roberson, John Urendle. W.
. ISradley, .lim "Bradsbaw, .lobn
Plot I, West Pattjjp, W. V. Swift.
Dewey Hyatt. Dutch Smathers,
Geoi'ge Troulmafi. Will Moore.
Monroe Oxncr, Clayton Nichols
II. I!. Milner. anti James ,M. Pal
Mr. Snyder is survived by hi:
widow, the fonacr Miss Ellen
Liner; one son, Jck Snyder, who
resides ai nome; seven oaiigmers.
Mrs. Dewey Brendle, Waynesville.
R.F.I). No. 1, Mrs. ,1. F, Sims.
Asheville. Mrs. Vaughn Phil I . Da
ze I wood. Mrs. VVilsie Snyder Cook.
Vaynes die. Mrs. Delos Dean Ha
zelwood, Mrs. Herman Arrington.
Wavnosvile. K.F.D. No. I, and
Mrs. Richard Gerringcr, liruns
wieU. tia.: one brother, .Marion
Snyder, of Waynesville. Il.l'.l). No.
1: four sisters, Mrs. Will Smathers.
Mrs. Porter Queen. a to-- ille.
K.F.D. No. 1. Mrs. Malt to Justice.
Deer Park. Wash., and .Mrs John
Huffman. Charlotte; twenty-three
grandchildren and nine great
grandchildren. Garrett Funeral Home was in
charge of Ihe arrangement.,.
The New Press That Printed This Newspaper
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This is the new Duplex press, inst installed in The Mountaineer, which will enable faster produc
tion and a larger newspaper than former facilities would permit The press prints from a large roll
of paper, and can produce fit) complete copies per minute.
The Mountaineer Installs A
Large, Modern Duplex Press
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55 This Week
Kilfed In Action
A wm -'
" -taw '
The family of Pfc. Clarence
Louis Scruggs (Lady) who was
killed in action in Pacific theatre
on September 18. 1944, and who
was pdsthumously awarded the
Purple Heart, has recefved a me
morial certificate signed by Pres
ident Roosevelt as . follows: "In
grateful memory of Clarence Louis
Scruggs, U. S. Marine Corps, who
died in the service of his country
at Teleliu Island, 18 Sept. 1944.
He stands in the unbroken line of
patriots who have dared to die
that freedom might live and grow
and increase its blessings. Free
dom lives, and through it he lives
in a way that humbles the un
dertakings of most men."
CAPT. KUFUR ',', fl US W ELL .
son of Mrs. AnnajJjj?ar.swell and
the late John Carswcll. has been
awarded the Mronze Star medal
for heroic achievement ill action
on 1,'jlh October, 1!)tt, in vicinity
of Moiileniini'-i, Italy.
Fcci pls Inwn I he e i r from
bcadquai lei s which accompanied
the Iti'onze Star are as follows: ' In
an attack by Company M' of an
armored iniaii'lry bat taiion, all of
ficers but t'apl. Carswcll com
manding) and one oilier were
wounded and evacuated. In addi
tion, two platoon sergeants and a
majority of Ihe squad leaders were
evacuated, ('apt. Carswcll was. at
tin' time .suffering from an infec
tion which' had stalled m hi; lelt
hand and spread through hi. lelt
iContinui'd on pa,'',c Oi'
Rotary To Carry
On Scout Work
Activities of the S'-out tmop
sponsoi'ed by the holary Club as
the program last Friday, when j
members' of the troop committee
made'their reports. The club will
continue as sponsor of the I loop
Stanley l'.iading. chairman, was
in charge. Other speakers includ
ed M. D. Watkins. Guy Massif.
Scoutmaster. .1. C. lliown. J. C.
Madison. K. A. Williamson, and H. !
S. If. liiishnell. Jr.. is assistant,
scout master, and Dean Colvard is a
member ol the troop committee.
'.!-A IF) were
BOOS'I I RS TO- MLbT
The Hazelwood Boosters Club
will meet tfinigbt at 7 o'clock at Hie
Hazelwood Presby terian church for
their regular monthly supper mi-i'l-ing.
Fifty live men were reclassified
during Ihe past week by the local
draft board with ten of tin- group
placed in class l-A as follows;
Oscar Shulrr. Walter L. Shuler.
Fred W. Wright. Leonard McFlroy.
Hector C. Robinson. Robert A
Morgan. James C. Stacy, William
A. McCracken, and Kdward W.
Placed in class
Placed in class
Thomas F Mills.
and Carl Leophard.
Continued in class 2 were:
Charles C. Towles, Willi.am N. Hoi
lingsworth, Lewis Gibson, Clayton
K. Alexander, Tracy W. Slack
Uousc, Jr., Wvnfred R. Wright , ad
Continued in class 2 iFi were:
Charlie L. Carver, Frank Messer.
Placed in class LM! iFi weie
Frank J. Hannah, and George C
'onl i 1 1 1 K-d in cla: :; ll-l! were.
James W. Fi.lier, John M. Fish"r.
Hufoi'd II. Ferguson, Jam)". K
Casey. Samuel D. Leopard, and
Placed in class I! It i-'j weie: Joe
II. (.'ope, ami James U. Miles.
Placed in class l-C 'dischargcdl
were: Lemuel V. Sbepheirt, Wil
liam H. Ferguson. Dan Ledford
Dewey F. Rhiiiehart. William L.
Robinson. James Shcchaii, Kdgar
Oweif. John A liallibonc, and Hai'
old J. Troiitmau.
Plaied in clas, l-C Unductcd1
',i., Lew is J. Pa i kcr.
Placeil in class 4-A was Williaiu
Placed in class 2-C was William
iConliniicd on page b.
Fi e More IS'ear
On last Wednesday. February
20, 'alter The Mountaineer had
gone to pre.;-;, five more eighteen
year-olds registered with the local
draft board, making the total be
coming that age during the month
24, the largest number yet to reg
ister in a single month of that
Those registering weie:
rick Hamilton Saunders. Jr
nesville. Louis Kdward
Waynesville, II F I). No. I;
Young. Waynesville. Fred
Sutton. Waynesville. It I' D
Moore ( 'urt is
Cab)' Garland, Waynes-
Waynesville Girl Tells Of Good
Red Cross Is Doing In Belgium
The following excerpts from a
letter written to her mother, Mrs.
Charles F Quinlan, by Mary F.
Quinlan, field representative of Ihe
American Red Cross for civilian
war relief, now serving in Belgium.
will give the women of Wynesvillc
an idea of how the garments that
have been made in sewing rooms
here and all over America are be
ing received in war torn sections
It will also show those who have
knitted for the . Red x Cross what
great service they gave in the
hours they made scarfs and
sweaters. It is just as likely as
not that some of the garments
Miss Quinlan is distributing in
Belgium were made right here at
"Back in the States 1 was proud
of the Red Cross clothing we
were distributing to th)' volunteers
to make. But here to be on the
distribution end of the .finished
garments is an experience that is
worth much. All the articles are
beautifully made that I have seen
and it is nice to open a box of
dresses and see various cheerful
colors, not drab garments.
"I hope that the persons back
home who .made them can know
of the good they are doing here.
Mother, the Red Cross scarfs for
the old ladies are so nice. I do
not see how the old people have
stood the .horrors of this war nor
how they have the courage and
strength to keep on living after
they have seen the destruction.
They have suffered so much
through the cold winter and have
been so hungry at times. I am
; (Continued on page 6)
New Tiess Will Kn;tllc
ruMishcrs To (Jive Headers
The new Duplex press is in op
elation in The Mountaineer.
The publishers have anxiously
awailed tins statement since last
summer when they went to New
Yolk and I'biladelpliia to person
ally select a large and modern
pi cs . In accommodate the grow in;.'
circulation of the newspaper.
The press was bought months
ago, and due to a multitude of
' ii'euiustances, did not arrive un
til ten days ago. Since that time,
C G. Garter, press engineer of
New York,- anil several assistants
have worked night anil day in
asseniblyliig Hie more than 3,70(1
parts of the 24,000-pound machine.
The initial test run was made
Tuesday jjfternooii, and Ihe engi
neer gavMlI.H OIx. to its operation.
The n press will enable The
MounlUi'4tft yodure larger
nwipwVr tiiid the pajoV attorn,
one column wider (ban the former
size, and each column is an inch
longer, giving 28 rtiole Inches of
space lo Ihe page tli.in the other
The press will print anil fold
i ;;hl coniice pages at once at a
speed of lilty per minute when
pushed lo full capacity. Two men
'an opciale Ihe machine, which i:
.iilirin.it h- iii every delail. pulling
Hie paper from a roll weighing
op to a half ton into the machine,
printing it. then folding into the
proper sizes and rutting it at the
all machinery, there will
ici'.tis adjustments lo lie
Ihe press operate:,, and
til ,1 few weeks, we cannot
to gel top finality printing,
i v effort and expense has
HI. llle .':
been pul into the pref.s to produce
i paper '.feuuej to nolle in printing
New Law Will
Posts 4 Years
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II i; It V ItOTU A
I larry Rotha
I'linci.il set . ii es were conducted
yesletda'' allirnoon at th Pres
liytei i.in i Inn li lor Harry Botha,
lift, geoeial manager of the South
Briar Pipe ('orpoialion of lUirus
vllle. aii'l ii sident of Waynesville
for more thin (Ti years, who died
in an .sbeiPe. hospital Mpnday
inoiuing lollowing a b-ngthy .ill
ness. Rev. Malcolm R. Williamson,
paslor of the church, aiutv jlev.
S. It. Crock)!, naster of the Ilaiel-
pftHl, . I 'ffifc I ' 1 c i; in tU, . elm ( hlljfefl34
(l;ff('(r luirlal Av.fs fn GrPPll Tttll
Ai'live pallbearers jvere: Charles
Kay , loll I . ; i ! t i ; it 1 1 1 . Hugh .1. Sloan.
Dill Howell, Hill Shoolbred. Jess
Aulr.v. Ralph Black, and R. I.
I loiioi ai" p tllbi'-irei s w e i" c:
Judge .'ch, All,.- . ;;.
I'll 111- I J. llN.llt. I'l. I.
I J Massie. Reuben Robe
ler D.oii'oll. U. .1. I '
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Tin , is the first week that The
Mountaineer has been completely
ponied in its own plant since the
lire on January I2lh. Last week
ill the type was set here, but Hie
press work was done fin the press
of The t'ahlon Enterprise.
A spot lal Inundation had lo be
made lor (he heavy press, and a
li'i lie Ii pit built underneath as
many of Ihe working pert:, of the
press are below the floor level.
All electrical control equipment
iiul a Id horse power motor are
under the floor. The press oper
ates at five speeds.
The paper travels YH feet
iConliuued on page (ii
Killed In Action
Sale .. S ( . ) Tipp. I r. Iternai d
Smith. (.' I. Hen .lev. Rush Wray.
George 1! W.nd. Dr. . M Med
loid. I)i :;.n,i '-,ii iiiglielil. Dr. Tom
Sli iiiglielil J K Ke.-nei . J. W.
iMlhan. .1 R. lai.wl. W L llardni.
Max Robci I ... Miilon c. bill. David
Robert RoHanl. .1 hi Long. Hil
b.od A ( L in. R I Picvost. Church
i'l ii'.i. ell. Mail. Cillow'.lV. Noi man
H.'i in II, I .en Reiger Dr J. H. Mc
Cr.u ken. J. H ti'l' n Howell, W. A.
Other Bills Introduced
Would Increase Salaries Of
Four County Officials.
Legislative measures have been
introduced by Representative
Glenn ' Palmer to extend the
term of office for officials of Ha
zelwood and Clyde to four years
instead of two. The county, and
towns of Waynesville and Canton
now have four-year terms.
Mr. Palmer told The Mountai
neer yesterday that be does not
plan lo introduce any other bills
during this session of the legisla
ture, which he predicted would ad
journ sometime next week.
Mr. Palmer Introduced four bills
lo increase the salaries of four
county office-holders. These mea
sures are expected to pass with
out opposition. The salary of the
county manager would be increas
ed from $1,500 to $2,400 per year;
the salary of tax collector would
be set at $2,500 under the new
law; the assistant clerk of court
would receive $130 per month, and
adjustments made on 4he county
Another bill Introduced by Mr.
Palmer would regulate the issu
ance of licenses for beer and wine
in the county. The bill would
authorize the commissioners or
town aldermen of any municipality
to refuse to Issue beer or wine
A measure that is expected to
be enacted into law would permit
any officer to represent a bonding
company, or profesisonal bands
Karlier in the session he intro
duced a bill to enlarge the cor
porate limits of Canton. This bill
has already become a law.
Hi adle . Louie
.1 1 in ,' .1 1 I n.iii Id
.1 R. Moigaii
Mr. Rolh'i " ,
land. K'. . and
engeged in 1 1 j
for many .ears
sci ed as loi is
ager of the F;
dai k , Jefl Beeves.
Alvm Ward and
a n.sl i m
of Ash- j
and for 12 year:
!i y products man-
ii inei s Federal ion. j
In Ill'll! be bee. nne general man
ager of Hie Smith Briar Pipe Cor
poration, th" po..ilioii lie held at
K 'onl limed on page (i1
Jap Prisoners, Are
Mrs. Byron Ban, of Los An- j
geles, Calif., wife cf the well
known movie aetoi , Gig Young,
and daughter-in-law of J F. Barr.
of Waynesville, has been notified ..
by the War Department that her !
father and stepmother. Mi. and
Mrs. James Stapler, and her sister
who have been held by the Japs as
prisoners in Manila since the war
started, are being released
It was the first word that M'-s
Barr had of hef family from Ihe j
government Her father is vice
president of the Marsen Company,
a gold mining organization that
has world wide Interests.
Pic. Robert Ledford
Home On Furlough
Private Robert Ledford. son ot
Mir. and Mrs. George Ledford, hp;,
arrived to spend a 21 -day furlough
with his parents. Pvt Ledford
entered the service on August 21,
1044. and was in-Jucted at Camp
From Croft he was transferred
to Fort Bragg, then to Camp Clai
borne, La. From the latter to
New York, and back to Claiborne.
Before enteiing the service he
was employed at the Newport
News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock
Company, Newport News. Va.
Red Cross Drive Is
Slow; Few Reports
-jsrw. vs : ;: : .... -v. y, m
1.1. HENRY CLAY DUNAVANT
son of Mrs. Crews Moody, of.
Dcllwood, and the late Major Bu
ford Dunavant, of Memphis, Tcnn.,
of World War I, who was killed
in action in Belgium anuary 30.
He was serving with a parachute
infantry company and attached to
the 82nd Airborne Division. He
was with the group when they cap
tured the bridge at Nlmegen, Hol
(Continued on page 3)
Qtiol.t )r Sw'.KOO Far From
Heine; HepurtrH; Renewed
Kfl'ort To lie Made.
Only ?l OI'O of Ihe $7.fi00 quota
assigned this aie.i of the county
in the Red ( loss War Fund Drive
was in hand late yesterday after
noon, it was learned from H. B.
Atkins, treasurer of the Haywood
Only a few of Hie members of
the working committee had report
ed, it was pointed out by Mr.
Atkins, who lelt confident that
when the final totals were added
in this section of (he county the
figures would be far above the as
The plans originally called for a
ten-day drive so'dl persons who
have not vet made t heir donation
to the Red Cross fund are urged to
do so at once, so that the workers
in the various sections and in the
organizations may have their
quotas in hand to turn over to the
Only one school had reported
through yesterday, the Central
(Continued on page 6)
John Floyd Of
State Health Dept.
Claimed By Death
John E. Floyd. 47, of Asheville.
sanitarian with the State Board
of Health for more than 20 year .,
died in a Rutherfordton hospital
Friday afternoon shortly after he
was stricken while working iu
Rutherford county. Funeral ser
vices were conducted at the Cal
vary Baptist church in Asheville
on Sunday afternoon with Rev.
J. B. Griee officiating.
Mr. Floyd, a veteran of World
War I, Went with the State Board
of Health soon after he was dis
charged from the army and was
well known in Haywod county and
by thousands throughout the state
as a result of his work over a long
period of years.
Mr. Floyd was active in Masonic
circles and was a Shriner.
He is survived by his widow;
two brothers and four sisters.
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