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Published In The County Seat Of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smokv Mountains National Park
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y.FlRST YLAU i. it i ages WAYNESVILLE, N. C. THURSDAY. MARCH 22. 1945 (One Dav Nearer Victor '.
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$1.75 in Advance in Haywood and Jackson Counties
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aynesville Baptists
ive Started Huge
pansion Program
ative Plans Call For
re, Modern Plant Of
ch As Soon As Con
ns Warrant.
First Baptist church here
officially launched a $100,
lding campaign program,
re to enlarge the entire
plant as soon as conditions
ng specialists haVe been
d and tentative plans are
ng prepared with the view
ing definite plans soon and
ig for the day when actu
truction can be started,
e to have a picture of the'
1 plant drawn and placed
estibule of the church,
nothing definite in the
plans has been decided
is felt by some of the
that the new plant would
the present church and
School building, and per
end back and take in the
;e lot.
cial committee named by
con board to raise the
innounced this week that
$7,500 had been raised,
the money is being pledg
lgh Building and Loan
bile cash contributions are
ig handled by the commit-
Patrick is chairman and
r of the special committee,
s assisted by W. Roy Fran
Brown, W. H. Burgin and
. G. Elliott, pastor of the
spoke briefly on the plan
morning after it was pre
y Mr. Patrick.
Linotype On
To Plant Of
ew Linotype machine re
jught by The Mountaineer
ce the one destroyed by
anuary, was shipped from
sry in New York on the
liis is two weeks ahead of
ich as the printing depart
Thc Mountaineer is on
t. every means was taken
completion of the machine
it shipped.
take a Linotype engineer
veek to erect the machine
arrives here. The new
is not as large as the
roved by fire, but is the
hat would be available
nonths. With two Lino
operation in the plant.
n will again be near nor-
Win In Tobacco
Sales Contest
First National Offered $.")
To Farmers (Jetting Musi
Dollars Per Acre.
Last fall the First National Hank
offered $50 in cash to the three
tobacco farmers getting the most
dollars per acre for their tobacco
grown in Haywood county. The
winner to receive $25, and the sec
ond and third prizes to be $15 and
$10 respectively.
Jonathan Woody, president of
the First National Bank, announced
yesterday that after chocking all
of the sale bills from the various
warehouses that bad been tin nod
in, it was found that Karl Ferguson
and Jesse Caglc of Route 2 wore
the winners of the first prize, with
Forrest Justice of Canton, Route
3, second winner; and Fred Alli
son of Waynesville, Route 2, as
winner of the third prize.
Honorable mention was given .1.
H. James of Clyde, Route 1; K. W.
Chambers, Waynesville, Route 2;
R. M. Fisher, Clyde, Route 1, .villi
John Palmer of Waynesville, Route
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Hudson Is
ing Paper -To
'tal Groups
inS '"day. all patients and
J the staff of the Hay-
Jnty Hospital will receive
ine Mountaineer every
through the courtesy of
son Company.
jr the paper to be sent
m Were comPlcted this
PlkH "arrison- manager
e,K-Hudson store here.
Sgt. Roe Hill
Reported Seriously
Wounded In Action
Sergeant Roe Hill, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Sam Hill, of Waynesville.
R.F.D.- No. 2, has been reported
seriously wounded in action in
Germany on February 26, accord
ing to information received by his
wife, the former Miss Elizabeth
Sgt. Hill' left here in 1940 with
the local unit of ttie National
Guard and was stationed at Fort
Jackson for 16 months and was
discharged from the army on De
cember 5, 1941. He Was recalled
to the service on October 19, 1942.
and was inducted at that time at
Fort Bragg.
Sgt. Hill took his training at
Camp Maxey and Camp Swift,
Tex., before going overseas, where
he ha sserved for the pats six
Prior to entering the service he
was employed by the A. C. Law
rence Leather Company.
He has three brothers in the ser
vice: Sgt. Ed Hill, who is in Bel
gium, Pvt. Nathan Hill, now in
France, and Pvt. John Hill, twice
wounded, who is a patient in a
hospital in France.
Power Will Be
Off Sunday P. M.
The power in this area will be
off Sunday afternoon from 1.30
to 6:30, according to J. F.. Tate,
district manager for the Carolina
Power and Light Company. There
are some necessary icpairs to be
made on the lines between Wasncs
ville and Canton, and Sunday is
the only time that the repairs can
be made without interrupting work
in war plants in this section.
The REA lines will be included
in Sunday's cut-off.
ins Underway To
wt Baseball League
H "fig pushed for the
.e in ,1" j,?dustrial base
, " tms rea. with the
director, yesterday
l;"?" ' two teams
e so? hf ,eague- an"
seriously considering
iR"bbhc r Manufaetur-
as won aVC 8 team in
Co8 Dairy
layp Six-team kague,
we. ams from "ther
merinnnHey .nted out.
SaKPUstrial baseball
everal years ago to soft-
ball and now that Softball has be
come so fast, many players prefer
to have baseball and leave soft
ball for the women and other
groups that do not want to play
as strenuous game as baseball.
The present tempo of Softball
will be slowed down to permit
older players to participate, and
to leave the more active ones seek
ing recreation to participate in,
Mr. Tenney also pointed out that
tentative plans are underway to
organize an American Legion Jun
ior baseball club, with players
coming Under the terms of the
national organization and playing
in inter-sectional games.
Wounded In Italy
of Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Sutton,
of Waynesville. who was reported
wounded on February 22 in Italy,
according to information by his
parents. He entered the service
on March 19. 1943, and was induct
ed at Fort Jackson. He has serv
ed in the European theatre for the
past three months. At the time he
entered the service he was employ
ed by the TVA at Fontana.
New CPA Rulings To
Go On Merchandise
Plans Completed
For Pre-Easter
Sen ices In City
The annual Pre-Easter services
will be held at 12 noon each day
next week, Monday through Fri
day. Only 30 minutes will be
given to these noon day meetings
On Monday the place of meeting
will be the Methodist church, and
L. G. Elliott, pastor of the First
Baptist church, will be the speak
er. Tuesday's service will be held
at the Baptist church, with Mr.
Tat urn, rector of the Episcopal
church, as the speaker. Wednes
day J. C. Madison will be the
speaker at the Presbyterian
church. On Thursday the service
will go back to the Methodist
church, and M. R. Williamson will
be the speaker. On Friday the
Episcopal church will be engaged
in a special service from 12 noon
till 3 o'clock. All the local min
isters will participate will appear
on the program.
Semi-Finals In All
Star Tournament To
Be Played At Armory
Former Banker
Buys Every War
Bond Offered
James R. Boyd, former pres
ident of the First National
Bank and well known financial
leader in the county, has set
a fine patriotic example for
Haywood folks this month
At least for the citizens who
can afford to follow his ges
ture. During the month of March
Mr. Boyd lias bought a war
bond of every denomination
offered by the treasury de
partment, a $25. a $50. a $100,
a $500 and a $1,000 Totaling
Rationing Office Will
He Open Again Friday
The rationing offices of the state
were ordered close two days by
the district office in order to get
out some important records. All
nlliccs were ordered closed for the
21st and 22nd.
The local office will remain
closed all day today, and open as
usual on Friday.
Gets Purple Heart
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of Mrs. Essie Hall, of Hazelwood,
and Jim Hall, of Jackson county,
who was seriously wounded in ac
tion in France on December 21,
1944. has been awarded the Purple
Heart, according to information re
ceived by his mother.
Pvt. Mall who entered the service
in January. 1944. received his
basic training at Camp Blanding,
Fla., and has been serving overseas
since September, 1944. He is now
at a hosDital in England, where
he is making satisfactory progress
according to a message received by
his mother this weelc
Much Interest Being Known
In All-Star Tournament At
The Armory Here.
The semi-finals of the All-Star
tournament will be played tonight,
and the finals tomorrow night,
with interest running high, and
a large number of fans attending
at the Armory.
The Sylva All-Stars, one of the
favored teams in the tournament,
knocked the Waynesville Indepen
dents out of the running Monday
niRht by winning. 33 to 21.
In the opening game of the
tourney the Waynesville All-Stars
eliminated the Bethel All-Stars.
32 to 25.
The, Canton All-Stars defeated
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Pfc. J. C. Chambers
Listed Wounded
On Iwo Jim a
Pfc. Jarvis Cordell Chambers. U.
S. Marines, son of Mr. and Mrs
C. C. Chambers, of Portland, Ore ,
formerly of Clyde, has been
wounded in action on Iwo Jima.
on February 27, according to in
formation received by his family.
Pfc. Chambers entered the ser
vice in February. 1943, and was in
ducted at Fort Jackson. He took
his boot training at Parris Island
and from there was sent to New
port. R. I., later to New River, and
Camp Pendleton. Calif., before be
ing sent to Pacific theatre.
At the time he entered the ser
vice he was employed by the New
port News Shipbuilding and Dry
Dock Company.
Pfc. Chambers has a brother in
the service. Dewey Chambers.
parachute rigger, 3-c, U. S. Naval
Air Force, who is in training at
Grosse He, Mich.
Pfc. Chambers is the brother
of Mrs. Marion T. Bridges and Mrs.
Harriett Chambers Leatherwood,
of Waynesville.
Merchants Of Area To Meet
Next Thursday Night and
Hear Specialist On Matter.
Haywood merchants wil Ireeeive
today from the local War Price
and Rationing Board new regula
tions regarding the "freeze" put
on mark-up of men's wearing ap
parel, shoes, dry goods, and house
The regulations set out that no
higher mark-up can be put on
these items than was in force on
March 19th,
Instructions for preparing the
new charts are included in the list
of information being sent out. All
merchants ban'1. ing this type mer
chandise will he required to list
the items, cost, the percentage of
mark-up and attach the invoice.
All this information must be in
the Charlotte office of OPA by
the 201 h of April.
W. A. Bradley, chairman of the
price apncl. announced yesterday
that a special meeting would he
held al the rationing office next
Thursday night al eight o'clock
for all merchants of this area, at
which time a specialist of the
Charlotte office would explain de
tails of preparing these records.
Merchants are asked to study
the informational matter that
hould reach them today, and pre
pare a list of questions to be asked
at the meeting next Thursday
Lions Club To
Conduct Kye
Clinic Next Week
An eye clini will be conducted
in the auditorium of the Hazel-
wood school on Monday and Tues
day of next week, according to an
announcement by Francis Massie
chairman of the sponsoring com
mittee from the Lions Club
The clinic has been arranged
through the district health depart
merit by the Lions Club, and tin
hours will he from 8.30 to 5 on the
two-day period on the 26th Hid
The clinic is being conducted for
(he benefit of the children in the
Waynesville area of the county.
All parents of children with de
fective eye:;, who feel that they
are unabla to pay for either ex
animations or glasses for their
children are asked to bring them
to the clinic, where these services
will be given free of any charge
This is one of the major phases
of work conducted by the Lions
Club and a large number of rhil
dren with defective eyes have been
beneficiaries of this service.
Ladve Fayre Is
Sold To Miss Cabe
And Mrs. Burns
Announcement was made this
week of the sale of the Ladye
Fayre Beauty Shoppe by Mr. and
Mrs. Roy Moseman to Miss Jose
phine Cabe and Mrs. Kathleen
Boyd Burns. The new owners are
now in charge of the business.
Miss Cabe managed the shop
for the former owners for many
years, and is an experienced opera
tor. Mrs. Burns is also well known
here as a beautician.
Mr. and Mrs. Moseman bought
the shop in 1939, and will now de
vote all their time to their business
next to The Park Theatre.
Weatherman Gets Ahead of Calendar
Now It Is Spring
Mother Nature has disregarded
the arrival of spring in this section
and while the season officially
started after 7 o'clock Tuesday
night, she had decked out her chil
dren in a verdant green shade not
usually seen until three or four
weeks later.
The sudden drop in temperature
from 79 degrees Tuesday to 56
Wednesday, may mean that the
tender green will be faded soon to
a dull and withered color.
The vernal equinox, the instant
when the sun's center crosses the
equator, occurred after 7:30 Tuesr
day evening, and marked the be
ginning of spring.
Vegetation is reported in many
cases from three to four weeks
ahead of the season. Many old
timers have stated that it is the
earliest spring they have known
in Haywood county.
Late yesterday afternoon no
damage had been noted, but grave
danger was lurking in the down
ward trend of the thermometer
which had lowered 23 degrees in
24 hours.
Cherry trees, plums, peaches and
pears have burst into bloom during
the week. Maples are budding and
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Rhine Bridge Hero
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HEM IS , the daring young fellow
who prevented the Germans from
blowing up the Ludendorf Bridge
at Remagen and thus made possible
the spectacular Rhine crossing. He
is Lt John Battenfleld Mitchell,
Pittsburgh, Pa., who provided a ten
minute margin between life and
death when ha disconnected the
enemy wires. (International)
Over During Heavy
Rain Storm Tuesday
Pfc. 11 .T. Noland
Reported Killed In
Action, March 1
Private I ii .t ( la .b Hai ry T. No
land. Min of Mr and Mrs W. B.
Wiley Noland. of Clyde, R.F.I). No.
1 was killed in action on March
1 in Germany, according to a mes
sage received by his parents from
the War Department.
Pfc. Noland entered Hie service
.n August. I !)!, and was inducted
at Fort Bragg and from there sent
to Camp Blanding. Fla . for his
basic training From the latter he
was transferred to Fort George
Meade, and I hen overseas.
Before cnteiiug the service Pfc.
Noland was employed by the New
port News Shipbuilding and Dry
Dock Company, where lie had
worked for the past four years.
Surviving are his parents, three
sisters, Mrs. Ruby Leatherwood,
of Clyde, Mrs. Jack Redmond, of
Newport News. Va.. air , ""
died Ross, of Peoria, 111.;"." three
brothers, Cpl. Lyle Noland, of
Camp Blanding, Fla., Gerald No
land, I.i. S. Navy, stationed in San
Diego, Calif., and Ruel Noland,
of Clyde.
District Boy Scouts
Hold Largest Court
of lienor hi Months
Red Cross Is
$2M) Behind
With The Quota .
The Red Cross drive Is lag
Klne to the tune of $2,500, ac
cording to a report murie by
the treasurer, Milliard Atkins,
yrstrrday. The quota for this
chapter Is $7,800, and through
yesterday $5,300 had been
turned in to Mr. Atkins.
The chapter has never failed
to make the quota, and offi
cials re making plans to
make a fast last-minute drive
to bring the drive to a success
ful end.
Betsy L. Quinlan
Featured In Red
Cross Book
Miss Betsy Lane Quinlan. daugh
ter of Mrs. Charles E. Quinlan. an
Ameiican recreation worker of
Waynesville, is featured in George
Korson r. book. "At His Side ", pub
lished this week.
With the first small Red Cross
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DAR State Winner
of the senior class of Waynesville
Township high school ,who has
beci announced as the winner of
the' $100 war bond offered by the
Nofth Carolina Society of the
Daiiohter of the American Revo
lution in the 1945 good citizenship
contest. She was sponsored by
he lcal Dorcas Bell Love chapter.
! (Story on page six)
Monday evening. March 19, the
Scouls of this district held their
largest Court of Honor for some
mouth:! under (lie direction of the
advancement ( Ininnaii, W. B.
Whitessides. of li.thel. Scout Billy
Ray of Troop I, Canton, served
as com! clerk. Scouts Wayne
Prrssley, (ieiie Yai borough, and
Karl Caldwell were Hie color bear
iCouliiuicd on page 6l
Four Room House
On Med ford Farm
Burns To Ground
A four room tenant house on the
farm of John Burnett Medford.
Dcllwood Road, was completely
destroyed by fire around 11:30 on
Wednesday morning. The house
was occupied by Mr. and Mrs.
Harry Bradley and their two chil
dren. The father was working on his
farm neaiby and the mother was
out in the garden when the latter
discovered the blaze. She rdshed
to the house and got her two small
children out, ages, one and three
years, and thru gave the alarm.
It was thought the fire started from
a defective due.
The Wavnesville fire truck ar
rived, but tlirre was no water con
nection so the Ureet water truck
was sent for hut the fire was not
extinguished in lime to save the
building In, the meantime the
home of Mr Mrdf""d. .'!) feet away,
was in danger, foil the water truck
was used to sav it
The Bradle: family lost prac
tiealfv all lh"ii household furnish
ings, save only a bed, a couple of
mat! i esses and a stove
Three Pupils Remain In
Serious Condition At Hay
wood County Hospital.
Twenty-one students of the
Bethel school, all residents of the
Love Joy section of the county,
who were returning home from
school on Tuesday afternoon, were
injured when the bus in which
they were riding skidded and went
over a 15-foot embankment ami
landed on Its top.
Three of the children were . er
lously injured and their condl' i
were reported to be unchanged
yesterday afternoon. They a.
Thurman Goodson, six, son of I
and Mrs. Rube Goodson. who su.
fered a possible skull fractur ind
a scalp injury; Louise Pink c
six, a complete fracture of th
a lacerated chin and a knee in.,
and Gerald Owen, eleven, sor
Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Owen, ir
nal injuries, lacerations ar
broken arm. They are all pat
f'v the Haywood County Hosr
" Othe brought here for treat
ment fM.ude: Troy Hargrove,
seven, V Mr. and Mrs. Rufus
Hargrove, lacerations about tfce
head, condition reported unchang
ed; Cloe Pinkerton, eight, brother
of Louise Pinkerton, lacerations
about the head, better; Frank Sor
rells, Jr.n 16, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Frank Sorrells, possible fracture of
the neck; Morris McNeil, six, son
of Mr. and Mrs. Brown McNeil,
broken eight, forearm, better; Lela
Stuart, 11, daughter of Mr. and
Mm. Jack Stuart, Injuries about
the head and a possible fractured
skull, rtf Ortfed bttei and Lorine
Ledford, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Kell Ledford, who was discharged
yesterday from the hospital and
allowed to return to her home.
The other students injured were
taken to the Medical Center in
Canton and with the exception of
three were treated and sent home
Tuesday night; Maxine Hargrove.
15. daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rufus
Hargrove, head and arm injuries,
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Sgt. Caldwell
Wounded, In U. S.
Hospital, England
Technical Sergeant Jesse F.
Caldwell, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Thomas Caldwell, of Waynesville.
was shot in the right arm and
right leg by Nazi shrapnel while
leading his armored infantry com
pany in repulsing German attacks
on its positions near St. Vith. Bel
gium. He is reported to be recov
ering at the United States Army
General Hospital in England.
Sgt. Caldwell was also wounded
in an earlier action. He has been
fighting on the European continent
since August with the armored in
fantry regiment which had spear
headed many of the Third Army's
drives through France. His or
ganization had gone into combat
in Holland in September and was
brought to Belgium to aid in the
repulse of the German offensive
in that area.
He has three brothers in the
service. Lloyd Caldwell, serving
with the armored division and an
other brother. Pock Caldwell, in
Europe with an antiaircraft artil
lery battalion and a third brother,
Tommie, in the Navy.
Haywood Man Tells of
Horrors Along Rhine
"I thought il was tough when
wc invaded France on D-Day. but
it was nothing to what we have
had to .stand in the light in Ger
many," said Pvt. John N. Sutton,
son of Mrs. Krwm Sutton, of Way
nesville. who has just returned
from the European theatre, where
be was attached to the First Army.
"lt is pitiful what our men are
having to take as they fight, in
Germany. A fellow who gets back
alive from there will be a lucky
guy." he continued.
"I was in a hospital in Liege,
Belgium, when it was bombed.
Thirteen were killed outright. I
happened to be a walking patient
at the time so I was able to get
out and when I heard the bombs
I ran in the opposite direction,"
he said.
"I hope that I am not sent back
overseas, for I feel like I have
seen all I can take. I was a
medical aid man and we were
placed right behind the infantry
in combat. The minute they moy
ed forward we covered the ground
picking up the wounded, for we
had to work fast. You see the
Germans always fought back and
would regain the area for a time
so the wounded would not have
had a chance," he explained.
"We could not take care of the
dead, for the time would be too
short and we knew we must look
after the wounded who might have
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