Stav By His Side By
To The Red Cross
Published In The County Seat Of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
SIXTY-FIRST YEAR NO. 11 14 Pages
WAYNESVILLE, N. C, THURSDAY, MARCH 15, 1915 (One Day Nearer Victory)
$1.75 in Advance in Haywood and Jackaon Counties
Jhown Here In
Ivil Air Patrol
Classes Being Held Every
Thursday Night At The
Local Armory For Cadets.
adet and adult enlistment in
,1 ajr patrol is now under way,
ing been launched iecently
h a talk to the Waynesville high
Wl tsudents by Lt. Emory
this of the Canton flight.
,enior CAP enlistment is open
hose 18 to 80 years of age and
et enlistments are open to high
ool students of 15 to 18. The
anization meeting of the Way
ville flifiht of the Civil Air
rnl was held Thursday night,
rrh 8. in the armory with Dan
Ikins aclinp. commander, pre
n At this organization meet
the staff officers from the Can
dlelit assisted in completing
enlistment of 60 senior mem
5 and cadets. For the present
classes will be held weekly
Thursdays at 8:00 p. m. at the
i atalk to the Waynesville high
ounce the staff of the Waynes
he CAP program being current
nost stressed is the formation,
ning. and processing of cadet
ips. A complete course in army
inization, drill, military cour
sy and dicipline is offered:
ory of flifiht, navigation, met
orv. flight rules, service and
ntenance, and radio communi
ng. The training is designed
irepare the youtns utKing me
se for service with the army
navy when they reach the age
ii the senior personnel, com
e ground school in aeronautics
ivailahle, covering everything
t of actual flight training. The
se. it was pointed out, would
about $300 in aviation schools,
ihrought material, training aids
assistance available through
army air forces and the CAP,
inly cost to the student is time
interest plue a willingpess to
e use of the knowledge acquir
n training others.
le CAP is an auxiliary unit of
army air forces and the impor-
e of the AAF attached to the
i of the CAP was emphasized
i message last month to the
iht Day dinners by the North
lina Wing of Civil Air Patrol
General H. H. Arnold, Com
rling General of the Army Air
es. who had this to say about
'Continued on page 8)
wiided In Action
ivate Grover C. Trantham, of
e. R.F.D. No. 1, has been
usly wounded in Belgium, ac
ing to information received by
t Trantham has been in the
ce since December, 1943, and
inducted at Camp Croft. He
stationed at Fort Jackson, and
transferred to a post in Texas
'e being sent overseas. He
first stationed in England and
' Trantham ,'s the father of
children, six of them old
gh to attend school. At the
oed by the North Carolina
building Company, Wilming
ne entered the service he was
S-SGT. RICHELYN HOMER
HOLT, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. H.
Holt, who was first reported miss
ing in action last August in France,
has been officially declared killed
in action tins week, according to
a message to his parents from
the War Department.
Sgt. R. H. Holt
Staff Sgt. Richelyn Homer Holt.
U. S. Air Forces, son of Mr. and
Mrs. H. H. Holt, of Hyder Moun
tain, who was reported missing
on August 8, 1944, in France, has
been officially declared killed in
action by the war department, -
Sgt. Holt entered the service in
July, 1942, and was inducted at
Camp Blanding. Fla. From the
latter he was sent to Atlantic City,
then Denver, Colo., and later to
Salt Lake City before he was sent
He arrived in North Africa in
February, 1943, and from there
went to Italy and later to France.
At the time he entered the ser
vice he was employed by the Jones
Construction Company of West
Palm Beach, Fla.
He is survived by his parents:
two brothers, Captain Jack Holt,
now with the 7th Army in Ger
many, and Thomas Carleton Holt.
STM 2-c, U. S. Merchant Marines,
stationed at Sheepshead Bay. N.
Y.; and his grandmother, Mrs. S.
F. Hightower. of Wrightsville, Ga.
Meads 4-H County
County Organization Per
fected Here During Week
Of l-II Clubs.
Calvin Francis was elected presi
dent of the Haywcod County 4-H
Club Council, which was organized
at a meeting at the court house
during the week. Others elected
to serve with young Francis includ-
H tUr. r.ll i
Nice president, Edith Noland,
Fines Creek: secretary and treas
urer. Hirawatha Shook, Bethel;
historian, L. J. Cannon. Canton;
chairman program, Joan Boone.
Waynesville, with H. R. Caldwell.
Crabtree. Nancy Walker, Fines
Crock and Raymond Tathani, Can
ton as members.
The purpose of the organization
of the council is to make plans for
the various phases of the work to
be done in the individual clubs as
well as in the county projects.
These will include county camps,
tours, achievement days, club pro
grams and projects.
Membership in the council is
composed of all officers of the nine
4-H clubs in the county. When
new officers are elected in the clubs
they automatically become mem
bers of the council for the com
The organization was perfected
under (he supervision of Howard
Clapp, county farm agent, and Miss
Mary Margaret Smith and Miss
Jewel Graham, county home
The next meeting of the council
will he held in the court house on
Saturday, March 31, at 10:00
o'clock at which time. Rev. J. Clay
Madison, pastor of the First Me
thodist Church, Waynesville, will
address the group.
Hoisting Old Glory Over Iwo
who was killed m action last
uw ' UKVa post
1 and two citations.
Maj. E. L. Withers
Arrives From kalv
For 30-Day Leave
"One of the chief concerns of
the men overseas is what will take
place at the peace table," said
Major Ernest L. Withers, of the
AAF, who arrived home this week
after 17 months of service in Italy.
Major Withers is serving with a
heavy bombardment group of the
15th Air Force. He volunteered
in the service in 1941, and is en
titled to wear the Pre-Pearl Har
bor ribbon, American theatre, F.u-
ropean-African-Middlc East ribbon,
three battle stars for two Italian
campaigns and one German cam
paign, and a unit Presidential Cita
"I would like to tell you what
a wonderful job the Red Cross is
doing overseas for the enlisted men
especially. They are giving them
a touch of home as well as enter
tainment. And every man in the
armed forces gets homesick the
minute he leaves this country,"
said Major Withers.
"There is nothing that affects the
morale of the men as much as to
pick up a paper, and they arc all
old Tjy the time they reach us and
read where some plant in this
country has had to close down on
account of a strike," he said.
"The newspapers back home
(Continued on page 8)
George D, Aiken
Called Home By
Death Of Father
George D. Aiken, of the com
posing department of The Waynes
ville Mountaineer, was called to
his home on Tuesday by the death
of his father, R. S. Aiken, at a
hospital in Gastonia.
Mr. Aiken had been in ill health
for sometime and his death was
not unexpected at this time.
Pvt. R. C. Fleming,
Killed In Action
Private Russell C. Fleming, hus
band of Mrs. Hester Stamey Flem
ing, and son of Mr. and Mrs. H.
J. Fleming, of Joe, was killed in
action on the Philippines Decem
ber 18, awarding to information
received by his wifq. ;- . .,
Pvt. Fleming," who was Employ
ed by the- Jones Wood Working
Shop in Canton at the time he
entered the service, was inducted
on June 3, 1943, at Camp Croft
and took his basic training at Fort
McClellan and was later sent to
Fort Ord, Calif. He had been
serving overseas since November,
1943. He first served in Austra
lia, and was in combat in New
Guinea. Netherland East Indies
and was with the invasion forces
He was active in religious affairs
in his community. Surviving are
his parents, his wife, one small
daughter, Charlie Sue, and three
brothers, Sgt. Ray Fleming, now
in Germany, Pfc. Plato Fleming,
also in Germany and Sam Fleming,
of Indiana: and several half broth
ers and sisters:
His wife and small daughter are
making their home with her par
ents. Mr. and Mrs. T. F. Stamey,
at their home in Joe.
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$3500 to Meel
This history-making photo, radioed from Guam shows U. S. Marines of the &8th. Regiment,
5th Division hoisting the Stars and Stripes on the rocky summill of Mt. Surlhachi. Iwo .lima. While
the marines were planting Old Glory out in the Pacific, the Yanks were crossing tho Rhine and the
Russians were making a powerful drive toward Berlin. The American First Army were driving
through heavy German lire five miles North of the Hemagen Bridge. General Patton and his Third
Army were forcing close death traps upon pocketed Nazis on the hank of the Hosel.
Fines Creek Is
Ahead On Red
Awarded Oak Leaf
And Purple Heart
PVT. JOHN HILL, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Sam Hill, of Waynesville.
R.F.D. No. 2, has been awarded
the Purple Heart and an Oak Leaf
Cluster, according to information
received by his parents.
Pvt. Hill has been wounded
twice, the first time in Italy on
November 4, 1943, and the second
time in France on December 23,
1944. He has also been cited for
bravery in combat on Anzio beach
head. Pvt. Hill volunteered in the ser
vice and left here with Company
H-' in September, 1940. He was
first stationed at Fort Jackson. Be
fore being sent overseas he was
further trained at Fort Ord. Calif.,
and Camp Pickett. Va. He took
part in the invasions of Arfica,
Sicily. Italy and France.
At the time he entered the ser
vice he was employed by the
The Fines Creek .school
over - subscribed their 1? c d
Cross quota six times, accord
ing to Fred Stafford, principal.
The quota was $78 and the
school turned over $402 to
the Red Cross treasurer
The contest in the school
ended in a tie between I he
fifth and seventh grades, with
donations totaling $35.26 each
The school recently raised
$131 for the polio fund, which
was also above their quota.
Listed Slight! v
Wounded Feb. 20
Private First Class Thad D
Howell has been slightly wounded
in action in Germany on February
20, according to a message receiv
ed by his mother, Mrs. Oarmel O
Howell, of Cove Creek, which came
from the War Department during
the past week.
Pfc. Howell entered (h- service
in September, 1940. and war, in
ducted at Camp Croft. He train
e"d at a number of posts in this
country prior to being sent over
seas, where he was first stationed
in England and later in France.
At. the time he was wounded
he was attached to the ):t h Divi
sion of the Third Army in Germany.
Capt. Geo. Plott
Pfc. Robt. Sutton
In Action In Italy.
Private First Class Robert W.
Sutton, son Of Mr. and Mrs Robert
L. Sutton, of Waynesville. was
wounded on February 22 in Italy,
according to information received
by his parents.
Pfc. Sutton entered the service
on March 19, 1943, and was in
ducted at Fort Jackson. He was
sent to Camp Hood, Tex., for his
basic training and then to Camp
Hale, Colo. From the latter he
was transferred to Camp Swift,
Tex., and then overseas.
He has served in the European
theatre for the past three months.
His condition is reported to be
satisfactory, according to reports
from the hospital where he is be
At the time he entered the scr
vk!e Pfc. Sutton was employed by
the TV A at Fontana.
Miss Ann Osborne, who spent
several days here, has returned
this week to Chapel Hill, where
she will resume her studies at the
University of North Carolina.
Captain George K. Plot I. son of
John A. Plod, and the laic Mrs.
Plott. of Way lies-, ille, wbo v-a.s re
ported missing in action in the
European war Ihcalre on Decem
ber 2f. 1!I44. has been declared
killed in action in a message re
ceived In his father.
Captain PloM. 1 1 S. Infantry,
was active in the National Guard
unit for several years before the
local Company "II" was called in
to active .service on Sep! ember Mi,
He was staf imieil ,il the follow
in;; posts helore be was s nl over
se.i , in November. 1914: Fort J.n k-
ron ' ;onp Hl.iM'ling. ( amp l or
vet. Camp Car: on. Colo . Camp
Robin .on. Ark . and Camp Hucker,
Capl Plot wa-; a well known
fanner and -loikman In Haywood
county at the time he left here
lie is survived by hi:, father, his
f.tepinoth'T, and one sister, Mi.ss
Gia- Plotl. of Washington. D. C
He is a nephew n Major George
Plott. C :, Air Force, veteran of
World War I. who is now .station
ed at Dycrshurg. Teiin.
Mrs. C.ilvin M Daniel, daughter
of Mr and Mrs .1 II Matney. has
gone In San Kei nalo. Calif., to
visit her hu Jiand who is stationed
at a post there
Missing In Action
iiiunium.mi.un ili.h nmmmuiimu) miuiimi.
W'fc - - v- '
iifcii i, I, iiiiifiT'--m urn ,
STAFF SGT. CLARENCE E.
ARRINGTON, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Oscar T. Arrington, of Waynesville,
R.F.D. No. 1, who has been re
ported missing in action over
Yugoslavia since January 15. He
volunteered in the service in Sep
tember, 1943. At the time he en
tered the air corps he was employ
ed by the North Carolina ShiD-
building Company, Wilmington,
The xenlors of the Cialilree
Iron Duff school Net up what
n believed a utate record dur
ing (he sixth month, with 1 00
per cent attendance. Not only
did the seniors establish a line
record, hut the entire liixh
school had an average atten
dance of 99.41, which meant
lh.it only six absence were
recorded during the month for
the :HIi. 10th and l!th grades.
.1. T. Chappel is principal
and Mrs. Chappel is sponsor
of the senior class.
Nearly TOO Men
During Past Week
Nmely-eight men were reclassi
fied during the past week by the
local draft board with thirteen
oi the group placed in class l-A
Roy F. Arrington. Eugene C.
Rotiscr. Rufus G. Arrington, .lack
L. 'Riddle, Roy Riddle. Mark W.
Sutton, Curtis Young, Marshall C
G.n land. Dexter James Orr. Wil
U;.'in Fredrick Lmpley, Hay Wind
ford Rathbone. Henry Rufus Cald
we'l. and Louis Edward Moore.
Placed in class 2-B I-' was
Frank Edwin Leatherwood.
Continued in class 2-A (Fi war,
Dvid N. Smart.
Continued In class 2-H weie:
Herman Francis Inman. .loe Car
lyle Howell, Pless Pressnrll. Celo
vis ('. Boone, Hugh I- Walker,
Grady VV. Overman. Dewey A.
Scruggs. Willie D. Sherrill. Cleve
land (J. Parks, Ira McCliue, Gay
L" Rradshaw, Jack H. Snyder,
James V. Oliver, Thomas M. Gra
ham. John F. Moore. Hugh Iv Leath
erwood, Burl E. Nichols, .lack E.
Burnette, Vernon C. Winchester,
William M. Janes. Tliiirman E.
Smith. Jacob D. Hasketl. Joseph
M. Carver, Horace F. Crawford.
Clarence O. Green. Many I.
Scruggs, Clifford C. .Stanley, Al
ton Rathbone, Roscoe Overman,
Charles K. Allison. Ralph B. Wood
Bid, William H. Howell, Guy H.
(Continued on page Hi
Pt. J. 1 1 Rogers
In Action In Italy
I'm .it'- "lies 1 1 Roger.s son
of Mr .in I Mi s .lames II Rogers,
of U;i; nr .i ilir I; I' I). No, 1, was
kilh-'l hi M't.,ui iu 1 1 ,i I . according
lo a m- .if r 1 1, mi the War Depart
ment l" In . p.r tnI -. I hi., week
IM H, us i s entered I he service
on pii l:l.i and was induct
ed it I'uiip Cintt e took Ins
bn .ii' i .' H 1 1 1 1 i : ; at ' ".imp Hood, Tex ,
ami li"Mi there was sent to Fort
Gcoi-e Mi .Hie, Mil , and then over
see . whin- hi ha. served for the
past ii ni.'ii'lis
l the nine lie entered the ser
vice In- i. i-mploveil b a ship
hiiiUinii' ii'i'.p.iiu in Ne,v Orleans.
He w.-e i i;i "laate of I he Fines
Creek liii'h i liin'l
IM Um'.ers is survived by his
parents lour Listers, Mrs. Dewey
Cooper. a nrs ie, Mrs. Lloyd P.
Campbell. Shai psliurg, Md.. Mrs.
Charles U Owens, of Travel's
Rest. S C. and Miss Anne Dee
Roi'ers. V a-, ne .ville: two brothers.
Pvl Ei nest Rogers, who has been
behl as a Geii'iaii prisoner since
October. I!(l . and Graham Rogers,
7 Men Report For
Thirty seven men left here on
Wednesday. morning for pre-lnduc-tion
physical eaiitiiialioiu at Fort
Rra.';g from the area under the
V::., iH'sville draft .board-
!iu Tii-V C.-rii ("-"Was ti! tilid
leader of I he ronp. and fcimer
Uavnl lli ii hiN served as assistant
leader no I he trip lo the induction
There v. as one Iransler in I he
group. Lewis Carver, who was
1 1 ansleireil from the hoard ill Rol)
hiusvillc (It hers were: li'iv .lolui Tran
th.iio. .lolui pi I's.-.li'v. Jr., Floyd
Edwin I i .her. Paul Edwaid Craig.
Tiny Lee Vil. on. Leo' Garnet
1'iilry. 1 1 1 1 l.i i I Me I, a iii Sheehan.
Roy Erlvv.o-ds. Fmil Walter Wright.
( ' V I'.M k Knlii 1 1 Austin Morgan.
Leonard llin n. .lanies Carl Stacy.
limine .lenlnns. rt'illiam Albert
MeCi ael.t-n. .lolui 'ei non Anders,
William lov hiH'ii. John Roy
Carver. ' T.dc Smith. VVinfred
James Hannah. I dwurd Earl Nel
son, .la' Ii Hay Ferguson. Brown
A.ibcr.v lihoil n iner. Roman Mas
sie, William (Mi'ui Davis, Charles
Hnv, nil I .mil . Blown, Leonard
M I Ih", . I iiiene 'arniichael Hous
er. IVI.u I ill. nu : iutton, Marshall
'ahe ( ;.o land. C'-ril Earl Owenby,
Rui ns . 1 1 L .ii Arrington. Jack
I einiiinl Ki'lillr. and Ro.' Lee Riddle.
I Some Groups Have Mot Re
ported, Seeing To Reach
Their Designated Goals.
"I am urging the people to makt
their contributions and asking al
committee members to contact
each person on their list or ii
their vicinity so that the campaigr
may be completed this week," saw
R. B. Davenport, chairman of th(
War Fund drive of the Haywoor
Chapter, American Red Cross. t
The Waynesville area quota
which was set at $7,800 is $3.5011'
behind, with only a total of $4.3l)(i
turned in to H. B. Atkin3. chapteij
"I feel sure that it is only ; j
matter of calling the attention ot
the people to the drive, for I fori f
that each person in thi:; entirp
community would like to oontrr- ;
bute to the Red Cross this year ' ,
said Mr. Davenport, who pointed; :
out the great urgency for wor?. ;
among men overseas.
In cases where persons have no' s
been solicited for funds thev an ,
asked to send their donations m hi
H. B. Atkins, treasurer, or sloni
at his office on Main Street am
leave their contributions.
The plans in the beginning call
cd for a ten-day drive, but ar
falling far behind the time srhed
tiled. In a number of instance
it was pointed out, that chairmt:
had not turned in their donations.;
but were waiting, hoping that their i
quotas would be increased. ;
"We have more men in the scrl j
vice han ever before and the need i
has never been so great for Red
Cross work both at home and over-;
seas, so I am making a plea with j
the people of this area to clos
the drive this week," said Mr,
Davenport. ' j
The students and faculty of St. ;
John's i School raisedft in a ' J
thr.ie(i' drive they niiductn,
froirr (2th' throtftaV-the 15th The i'
students were asked to make the
call for Red Cross funds their I
number one Lenten sacrifice.
Will Return Here
Major N. F. Lancaster will rc
turfi to Waynesville and resume
practice of medicine immediately
after the duration, it was learned
Tuesday while-hc was in town on
Major Lancaster entered service
three years ago -last month, and is
on the hospital staff at Camp Gor
don, near Augusta, Ga.
WILLIAM G. AR
of Mrs. W. R. Ar-
li is been awarded the
Star for "meritorious
achievement lioiu 14 June, 1944,
to 21 November. 1944, in France,
Belgium. Holland and Germany."
He left here with Company "H"
National Guard unit, in 1940 and
has been overseas since February,
1944. tie is serving as mess ser
goanl and is attached to the 30th
His wife and two sons live at
their home on the Balsam Road.
Sgt. Arrington has four brothers
in the service: Lt. Lowell Arring
ton, now in France; S-Sgt. Larry
C. Arrington, patient in Walter
Reed Hospital; Sgt. Sam Arring
ton; and Carl E. Arrington, S 1-c.
Draft Board Seeks
Information About ;
The Waynesville draft hoard i:
seeking the Whereabouts of l"n
men registered with the board to
whom all loiters have heeii re
turned. The last location of the men
with their addresses given the
board were as follows: Dock Wr.a- -er
Clark. Glendora Chews Land
ing, N. J.; Clinton H. Caldwell.
Lake Junaluska; Jess Scrugp,
Highland Park, Gastonia; John
Pinkney McElroy, Wa riesville, H.
F. D. No. 1: George Graham Ste
wart, Box 15, Van Deyhe. Mich
Samuel Joseph Hall. Trailer No.
K 312, Site 2, Defense liousin?
Project, Middle River, Md ; John
Riley Mathis. Waynesville; Sid
Gibson, Waynesville; Eugene Ed
ward Love. Waynesville; .less Rav
Duckeet. Clyde, R.F.D. No 1; and
Carl Nelson Valentine or Carl Nel
son Sharp, Livingston, Montana,
formerly of Waynesville
Nine Men Make
Up March Quota; .
Go To Fort Bragg
Nine men, making up the March
quota under the selective service
system for the Waynesville area,
left here on Monday morning, re
porting to Fort Bragg for active ,
service. William Carroll Whitner
served as leader of the group.
Others were: Fred Herbert Cal
houn, Frank Benjamin James.
Hampton Webb, Hector Clyde Fob
inson, Walter Kelly Stame
Stephen Joe Cogdill, Joe Edga1
Young, and Carroll Baxter Mea-
Man Visitor Here
Mr. and Mrs J H Trantham
Chicago, are visiting the former's J
mother in Asheville. and other rel-cj
atives and friends in Haywood. , V
Mr. Trantham is manager of the,
Chicago office of tho Charle3'.
Scribner's Sons. He has been with
the firm 37 years. if'
IIa nnrl Mrs Tranth.nn 1p3Vl?
here Saturday for a brief business
trip to Atlanta and then back to
"I'm coming back to Haywood
to live before too long," Mr.
Trantha msaid. "This is one spot 1 1
dearly love, and am proud to call.
it my native county." .- i