The Waynesville Mountaineer.
Published In The County Seat Of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
rv His Side By
r The Ked Cross
.FIRST YEAR NO. 13 12 Pages
WAYNESVILLE, N. C, THURSDAY, MARCH 29, 1945 (One Day Nearer Victory)
$1.75 in Advance in Haywood and Jackson Counties
al Estate Sales In
Wins In Contest
Lber of Pieces of
perty Sold Here
Eing Past Few
it sales were unusually
j ........ l.o nast two
re OHM" r
ith several large
t the latest sales was that
Dr ano mi a. -j.
home in Grimball Park
ind Mrs. Joe E. Rose.
La Mrs Heinz KOiiman
(the Rose home and three
property at Balsam.
m Crawford and Howell
L hotifiht the Theodore W
Lne oti Main Street for
Morgan bought 15 acres
creek and Verlin Noland
... . ii ....
3 acres, an irom myn
and Alvin T. Ward. This
If the Green Valley Farm,
nsists of 57 acres.
Medford, J. K. Ferguson
Welch bought the Clark
licli has a brick bungalow
:res this week. This place
n the Lake and Clyde.
Reeves bought a house
rom Jim Moody in Hazel-
Pfc. Herman Fie
In Action Feb. 24
Private First Class Herman Fie.
son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert M.
Fie, of Waynesville, has been re
ported slightly wounded in action
in Germany on February 24, ac
cording to information received by
Pfc. Fie entered the service in
July, 1944, and was sent to Camp
Croft for induction in the army..
From there he was transferred to
Camp Wolters, Tex., and then to
Fort George Meade, Md., and over
At the time he entered the ser
vice Pfc. Fie was employed by C.
E. Ray's Sons Department Store.
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8:00 To 7:30
lectins date of the CAP
in classes which are held
igh school each Monday
has been changed from
7:30, it was learned this
bm Dan Watkins, acting
Her of the group.
pnday night special pic-
Btricted) which have been
by the Army Air Corps,
wn as part of the course
arc around 75 adults and
polled in the course and
ly all of them plan to
I the eighmffJIIs Jerlpt
xtbooks have arrived and
coarse is now underway,
jarned from Mr. Watkins,
iM. Sutton ' -led
rifth Grade Ernest M. Sut-
9f Mr. and Mrs. George C.
f Waynesville, has recent-
awarded the Bronze Star
ir heroic achievement in
ccording to a recent war
also been awarded three
attle Stars for Normandy,
France and Germany
ation accompanying the
:ar Medal read as follows:
M. Sutton, Technician
ide. Troop C. Cavalry Re
pce Squadron (Mecz.)
States Army, for heroic
ent in action on 17 Sep
1944, in Fauconcourt,
His armored car moved
:oncourt, with orders to
he town. The car was
'to position and the re
of his team was in the
lf setting up their posi
md the vehicle. A Ger
"vWheeled armored car
f" a 75 mm cannon, ap-
a range of less than
s- Technician Sutton,
we turrent, and without
pened fire immediately,
5 we car and killing three
ot the crew and seriously
the fourth. His alert
heroic action saved the
nlrs of his section and
members of his platoon
the time taking up po
oler parts of the town,
red the service on March
nd has served overseas
ast 12 months. I
Forty Men Are
By Draft Board
Forty men were reclassified by
the local draft board during the
past week with the following
placed in class 1-A:
William Malcolm Janes. James
Carlton Davidson, levn Jackson
Rathbone, Roy Lee Trantham. Wil
burn Junior Rogers, John Wesley
Murphy, John Francis Gillett,
James Robert Gentry, and Joseph
Continued in class 1-A were
Elmer Jenkins Buchanan, and
Lemuel Wilson Leopard.
Placed in class 1-C (inducted
were: Fred Herbert Calhoun
Frank Benjamin James, Frank Bur
ton' Painter, Hampton Webb, Wal
ter Kelley Stamey, Joe Edgar
Young, William Carroll Whitner
and Carroll Baxter Meadows.
Placed in class 1-C (discharged)
William Lafayette Balentine, Troy
Lee Justice, and Frank Carroll
Continued in class 2-A was
.tfrtmor TlnvM WrlaM
Charles Wilbur Grasty. '
Continued in class 2-B (F) were
Wilburn Messer and Carl Mc
Continued in class 2-B.vwere:
Lacy Kermit Rowland and William
Clinton Bryant. .-..'.
' Placed in class 2-C was Jack
Continued in class 2-C was Jack
Placed in class 4-A were Joe D.
Medford and Charles William
Placed in class 4-F were: Arthur
Nath Phillips, Edward Woodrow
Green, Frederick Hamilton Saun
ders, Jr. Hector Clyde Robinson,
Stephen Joe Cogdill, and Raymond
Only Three Bethel
Six of the Bethel school students
who were injured last week when
the school bus In which they were
returning home skidded and went
over an embankment, have been
discharged from the Haywood
County Hospital, the list inclug-
ind: Lela Stewart. Troy Hargrove,
Cleo Pinkerton, Frank Sorrells,
Louise Ledford, and Morris Mc
Those remaining in the hospital
who were brought to the hospital
here and were seriously injured
but reported improving yesterday
include: Thurman Goodson. Louis
Pinkerton, and Gerald Owen.
The accident took place in the
Love Joy section of the county and
the remainder of the 21 injured
were taken to the Medical Center
at Canton where they were treat
ed and allowed to return to their
rchants To Study
w Rationing Rules
wentative of the Char-
"ct office of OP A will
)night "t eight o'clock at
Pri and Rationing
explain the new regula
rmng retail prices of
furniture and other mer-
rto3Lfirms in thls
to atteh(1 the meeting
Im! neW re8ulations.
win airman of the
will be in charge of
to study the regulation
idto hH atndin the
n With them. They are
to ve their personnel
responsible for preparing the
charts required to attend the meet
ing, and to prepare any questions
they may wish to ask.
All retailers, even those who
feel that they are entitled to ex
emption from the regulation, are
urged to be present at the meet
ing. , The regulation stipulates that
pricing charts must be in the dis
trict office at Charlotte by April
20, and acknowledged by May t5,
or businesses will not be allowed
The district office has required
the local board to report all store
to whom maximum price regula
tion 580 was mailed in order to (
follow them up for enforecement. ,
MISS EDITH NOLAND, daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. D. Reeves
Noland, who has made an excep
tional record in her 4-H Club work,
and was recently awarded a $25
bond in a contest and also pre
sented a medal.
Kdith Noland Wins
War Bond In 4-H
Edith Noland, senior of the
Fines Creek high school and
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. D. Reeves
Noland, lias been awarded the $25
war bond offered in the Western
district in the Food For Figtiters
contest which was sponsored by
the Colonial Store, Inc., in cooper
ation with the N. C. Agricultural
Extension Service of the state for
4-H Club members.
Miss Noland has made an out
standing record in her work in
the Haywood 4-H Clubs, which has
been under the direction of the
county home demonstration agents,
Miss Mary Margaret Smith and
Miss Jewel Graham.
She had poultry for her 4-H
Club project and during the past
four years after investing part of
her money derived from poultry
in cattle she has received a total
income from poultry and beef cat
tle of $1,4$5.32.
Her 4-H record inchidesr' for
1938, membership of finance com
mittee and attendance at 4-H camp;
1039, group captain and attendance
at 4-H camp; 1940, group captain
and attendance at 4-H camp; 1941,
county poultry champion and at
tendance at 4-H camp.
For 1942 she was: elected dele
gate to 4-H short course; county
poultry champion; won county
achievement records; finished cook
inc project started in 1941; in
1939. was county poultry cham
pion; in 1944, made radio talk
during 1944 Mobilization Week
county poultry champion; won book
for leadership and won 4-H pin for
best records for 1944; was pre
sented medal by Montgomery Ward
on her 4-11 county records.
Miss Noland will graduate this
spring from the Fines Creek high
school and will enter Peace Junior
College. Raleigh, in the fall.
Easter Union Services
Sunday Evening 8 p. m.
A mixed chorus from the high
school under the direction of
Charles Isley, will give a program
of Easter music at the First Bap
tist church on Sunday evening at
8 o'clock in a union service of all
the churches in the community.
The following program will be
rendered, according to Mr. Isley.
with appropriate scriptures read
before each number: "1 Wonder
As I Wonder", Niles; "All In the
April Evening", Diack. solo, Char
les Isley; hymn. "Tis Midnight and
On Olive's Brow", Bradbury;
15 Women From
For Army Hospital
A quota of 15 women from
Waynesville and Haywood
county will be recruited with
in the next 30 days for assign
ment to government medical
positions at Baker General
Hospital, MartlnsburKi. W. Va.,
and Oliver General Hospital,
Applicants must be between
the ages of 20-49, and have at
least two years of high school
Rerruiters are at the Way
nesville Chamber of Commerce
and may be contacted there
cither personally or by phone.
chorale. "O Sacred Head Now
Wounded". Hassler-Bach; hymn,
"There Is A Fountain Filled with
Spiritual, "Were You There,"
Burleigh); "In Joseph's Lovely
Garden," Dickenson; "By Early
Morning Light", Dickenson; "Alle
luia." Palestrina; "Christ the Lord
Is Risen Today". Wesley; "Cal
vary". Rodney, 'Hallelujah Chorus'
from "The Messiah", Handel.
The public is cordially invited to
attend the service.
Crawford s Buy
Main Street Site
For Funeral Home
'She sale of the Theodore W.
Moore property on Main street
here was completed Tuesday when
Ralph M. Crawford and Howell
Crawford bought the property and
announced it will be converted in
to a modern funeral home imme
diately. The property is almost across
the street from the LeFaine Hotel,
and faces 100 feet on Main street.
The house is a two-story 12-room
structure, with 2'4 acres of land.
Renovation of the house will be
gin this week, and plans are to
open it as a funeral home by
April 5th. The place will be kept
open 24 hours a day, offering com
plete ambulance service as weli
as the funeral service.
The place will also serve as the
Waynesville office of the Crawford
Burial Association, with the other
Crawford Funeral Home and of
fice in Clyde. This was opened
No purchase price was made as
to the sale of the property.
Church To Observe
In keeping with the observance
of Holy Week the Communion ser
vice will be held at the Presby
terian church tonight at 7:30
A special feature of the service
wil lbc a roll call of all men and
and women in the service at which
time a member of the service
man's family will participate in
the candle light service honoring
UhWj.sep'lng.. our. country, .
The sarvice will be conducted by
the Re Malcolm R. Williamson,
pastor df the church. The Session
of the. Church will meet at 7:15
for the reception of members.
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The annual Easter Seal sale of
the National Society for Crippled
Children got under way in this
area on Monday morning, with
Dr. J. Rufus McCracken serving
as county chairman.
Due to the fact that there have
been so many drives recently and
others to follow, the seals are be
ing sold entirely through the
schools, it was Jearned from M
H. Bowles, county superintendent
If any one wishes to aid this
worthy cause they may purchase
seals at any of the schools in the
county or from the office of the
county board of education.
Fifty per cent of the money
derived from the sale will be used
for local work among crippled
children. Guy Massie is chairman
of the Work for this section, and
any one knowing of crippled chil
dren who ned -help-Bw -asked to
contact Mr. Massie.
The drive will close on April
9th, and the public is urged to
buy at least a small amount of the
Killed In Action
For War Victims
PVT. JAMES H. ROGERS, son
of Mr. and Mrs. James H. Rogers,
of Waynesville, R.F.D. No 1, who
was killed in action in Germany
Pvt. Rogers entered the service
on April 29. 1943 and was inducted
at Camp Croft. He took his basic
training at Camp Hood, Tex., and
from there was sent to Fort George
Meade, Md., and then overseas He
had served for ten months in the
At the time he entered the ser
vice he was employed by the New
port News Shipbuilding and Dry
Surviving are his parents; four
sisters. Mrs. Dewey Cooper, Way
nesville, Mrs. Lloyd P. Cainpbeil,
Sharpsburg, Md., Mrs. Chas. W
Owens, Traveler's Rest, S. C, and
Miss Anne Dee Rogers, Waynes
ville; two brothers. Pvt. Ernest
Rogers, who has been held a Ger
man prisoner since October. 044.
and Graham Rogers, of Clyde.
Clean - Up Drive Set
For May 1st To 15th
Noel Phillips Is
risoner of Nazis
Noel I'lnllipv fiirmer sales
man for Pet Dairy Products
Company here, is now held a
prisoner by the Germans, ac
cording in worn received I Ins
week from him This is the
first message since the war de
partment nelilied his wite th.it
he was declared missing on
Mr Phillip:, entered service
on March 15, 1 1 1
C:gc I ournament
Schools Start l()th
All Schools In District To
He Invited To Participate
On and after April 15th, the
following subscription rates will
be In force for The Mountai
neer: In Haywood County
One Year .
Six Months 1-25
One Year ....$2.50 '
Six Months 1-50
(Paper to service men at county
ALL SUBSCRIPTIONS PAY
ABLE IN ADVANCE.
J. Yates Bailey has been named
chairman of the drive for the col
lection of clothing in the Way
nesville area of the county which
is sponsored by the United Nations
Relief and Rehabilitation Adminis
tration and various voluntary war
relief agencies of the United
The purpose of the drive is to
secure the maximum quantity pos
sible of good used clothing for
free distribution to needy and des
titute men. women and children in
war devastated countries. Official
ly through the united nations the
drive will open on April 1 and close
In this section the drive will open
on April 2 and close on April 16th.
according to Mr. Bailey.
The national headquarters of Uie
United Clothing collection is in
New York, with Henry J. Kaiser,
appointed by President Roosevelt,
An appeal is being made to every
person throughout the community
to contribute to the collection for
the needy in the war torn areas
Millions of people do not have
enough clothes to keep them warm
and in occupied Europe almost as
many people have died from ex
posure due to lack of adequate
clothing as have died from sarva
tion, is the reason as explained by
Mr. Roosevelt, for the United Na
tional Clothing Collection.
Mr. Roosevelt further points out
that the manufacturers are busy
with war and civilian needs at
home, so it remains for the Ameri
can people to help the men, women
and children from whom the war
has taken everything.
In every home will be found
garments that are good, but for
some reason are not being worn,
and the. people of this area are
urged to give these to the drive in
answer to this urgent call for the
suffering millions overseas.
The types of clothing needed is
good substantial garments for both
winter and summer wear. Although
clothing need not be in perfect
repair, it must be useful to the
people who will receive it. Under
clothing and alt types of cotton
garments should be washed before
donated, but need not be ironed.
Most urgently needed are; in
fants garments, all types in urgent
demand particularly knit goods.
Meats and boys' garments: over
coats, top coats, suits, coats, jack
ets, shirts, all types of work cloth
es, including overalls, etc., sweat
ers, robes, pajamas and knitted
Caps and knitted headwear: ser
viceable heavy duty caps and knit
ted headware (such as stocking
caps) are needed, woman's hats,
dress hats, and derbies cannot le
Bedding: blankets, a f g h a n s,
sheets, pillow cases, and quilts are
all needed urgently if in service
Shoes: Either oxfords or high
shoes, of durable type with low
or medium heels are desired.
Shoes with high heels, open toes
or open backs, evening slippers
and novelty types cannot be used.
All shoe collections should be mat
ed and tired securely into pairs.
Usable remnants, piece goods:
Cut or Uncut materials, (cottons,
rayons, woolens, etc.) one yard or
more in length but not rags or
badly damaged dirty or worn out
Guy Massie is chairman of the
collections committee whose duty
it will be to see that the collections
are delivered to the main storage
place which will be the basement
of the Chamber of Commerce.
Serving With Mr. Massie will be
.T. W. Killian. John Boyd, David
Underwood, W. A. Bradley, W. H.
Massie, Stanley Beading, and G.
Places to which garments may
be brought in the area are as
follows: Rock Hill school. Dell
wood school, Waynesville colored
school, Ejst Waynesville school.
Fines Creek School, Saunook school
Ward's Service Station. The Tog
gery, Massie's Department Store,
Boyd's Furniture Store, Waynes
Burgin Bros. Store, C. N. Allen's
Store, Unagusta Manufacturing
Company, Dayton Rubber Com
pany, Royle and Pilkington, Inc.,
Maggie school, Hazelwood school,
Waynesville high school, Central
Elementary v school, Oabtree
school, St. John's school, Junaluska
Supply Company, C. E. Ray's
Sons Dept. Store, Belk's Depart
Smith's Drug Store, Central
Cleaners, First National Bank, W.
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Made At Lions
Club Eye Clinic
One hundred and seven exami
nations were made at the Eye
Clinic held Monday and Tuesday
of this week, which was sponsored
by the Lions club in cooperation
with the county health department
and the county welfare depart
ment. One hundred of the group
were children; and sevan were
Dr. Paul Massengill, specialist
from the Eye, Ear and Nose de
partment of Duke Hospital made
the examinations. He was assisted
by Miss Kate Johnson, medical
case worker from the State Com
mission of the Blind.
Others assisting with the clinic
were Mrs. Ruby B. Bryson and Mrs.
Fannie Wright Sells, Haywood
county public health nurses, Fran
cis Massie, chairman of the Lions
club sponsoring committee, Law
rence Leatherwood and Mrs. Alvin
Forty-three of the children were
fitted for glasses. A .representa
tive of an optical company of Ashe
ville was present and the glasses
were fitted before the children left
the clinic. All expenses of exami
nations will be defrayed by the
Lions club and with a few excep
tions all glasses paid for by the
Examinations revealed that nine
of the caser needed surgical care;
and eight needed both glasses and
surgery; Iwenty-five cases did not
need glasses but were advised to
have a check during the next six
months by Dr. Massengill.
The clinic was conducted in the
auditorium of the Hazelwood
school. Children and adults from
the following communities and
schools in the Waynesville area of.
the county attended: Saunook, Al
len's Creek, Hazelwood, East Way
nesville, Lake Junaluska, Central
Elementary, Maggie, Fines Creek.
Crabtree, Mt. Sterling and Rock
Red Cross War
Fund Quota Is
The quota of $7,800 assigned the
Waynesville area of the county in
the annual War Fund drive of the
Red Cross is still short $1,100, ac
cording to H. B. Atkins, treasurer
for the Haywood chapter.
Mr. Atkins pointed out, however,
that the amounts collected by the
employees of the Dayton Rubber
plant and the Wellco Shoe Cor
poration had not as yet been turn
ed in, but he felt that they would
bring the donations near the goal
If anyone has not contributed to
the Red Cross War Fund and wish
es to do so, they may leave their
money with H. B. Atkins at his
office on Main Street. :
The All Star basketball tourna
ment was .ni b ,i success that plans
are undcrw.iv In hold a tournament
for the elemental 'c M'honl:, ot the
Waynesville ile.linl. to lie spun
sored by the ( 'oimniMiitv Council
as have been I he last two tourna
ments this iiionlli.
The boys and girls teams of
each elementary school in the
district will receive an imitation
to play in the tournament which
will begin on April, according
to tentative plans of Iv W. Tenncy,
director of I he Council.
Elementary schools in the Can
ton dish ic l are playVig in a lour
nameul this week, and plans arc
to have a county-play-off between
the winners of the two districts.
Emily Silcr Named
Miss Emily Si lor, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Rufus Siler, has been
named executive secretary of the
local chapter of the Arberican lied
Cross by the executive board to
succeed Mrs. Joe Liner, former
secretary of home service, who re
signed the lirsl of March, acuord-
ing to an announcement by -Rev.
M. H. Williamson, chairman of the
Mrs. Liner served for three yea'
as home sei vice secretary, two o,
which she nave her time without
receiving any compensation.
As executive secretary. Miss
Silcr will not have only the home
service .section but the entire acti
vities of the chapter under her di
rection. Due to the fact that the
work has grown to such a heavy
case load during the past year
and is steadily on the increase the
board fell tl was necessary to em
ploy a (rained lied Cross worker
at this lime
Miss Siler resigned her post as
executive secretary of the Red
('loss chapter of Rockingham to
accept the position here with the
Haywood chapter and will assume
her new duties the first of May.
Miss Siler is a graduate of
Peace Junior College. Woman's
College of the I 'diversity of North
Carolina mid did giaduate work
at the University of North Cam
Hefore cut "i in;; the Red Cross
field she was employed as a case
worker in I auuhei Ion with the
Roherson count v welfare board.
Waynesville and Haz
elwood To Stage A
In Cleaning Up.
The first two weeks in May have
I been officially declared as paint-
up. clean-up time for Waynesville
and Hazelwood. The mayors of
the two towns, J. If. Way of Way
nesville. and Clyde Fisher, of Ha
zelwood. in a joint announcement
this week named the time, and
stressed the importance of an ex
tensive and thorough campaign.
All civic clubs of the commun
ity have entered into the project
by naming special committees to
work with officials in making the.
two-week period a success.
A community-wide program cov
ering the two weeks will be worked
out by this special committee, rep
resentatives of all civic clubs and
"This year, more than ever, we
need to give our community a
thorough house-cleaning. Special
stress will be placed on residen
tial as well as business properties
during the two weeks," the mayors
said. "Vacant lots will come in
for their share of being beautified.
This campaign will be more than
just the announcement of an ob
servance it will actually see some
cleaning done. Perhaps business
will be suspended for a half day,
like we did in the scrap drive, and
everyone lend a hand to the gi
gantic task before us," the offi
cials of the two towns pointed out.
Committees named to work out
details of the campaign are:
Lions Club Herbert Buchanan.
Roy Parkman and G. C. Ferguson.
Rotary Club J. H. Way, J. E.
Massie, D. Reeves Noland and W.
Boosters Club Clyde Fisher, G.
('. Summerraw, and R. A. Gaddis.
Woman's Club Mrs. N. W. Gar
rett and Mrs. Grover C. Davis.
Civic L'eague Mrs! T.'Oi Norris.
Mrs. M. H. Reeves and Mk R. It.
Chamber of Commerce-Henry
Davis and C. J. Reece.
Lions Club Will
Troop Girl Scouts
The Lions Club will sponsor the
local troop of Girl Scouts, accord
ing to a decision made at their
meeting last week.
Lloyd Kirkpatrick was named
chairman of the committee to work
with the Scouts and serving with
him will be: Lawrence Leather
wood. C. E. Weatherby. Bill Cham
bers and Tony Davis.
They plan to start work as soon
a feasible on the erection of the
At the meeting it was also de
cided to aid in the collection of
clothing in the campaign which
will start in this area on Monday.
Claude Gilslray and John Boyd
were named to woik with the
S-Sgt. Joe N. Tate
Awarded Air Medal
Staff Sgt. Joseph N. Tate. Jr.. of
Waynesville, has won the Air Med
al for "meritorious achievement.
Since Mr,. Liner':, resignation coolness, courage and skill." in
Mrs. C. K. Maiming has been carry- aerial warfare. Sgt. Tate is a
ing on the work of the home ser- waist gunner on the B-17 Flying
vice section, assisted by Mis Jona- Fortress "513" participating in
than Woody, chairman of the home Eighth Air Force bombing attacks
service. on targets in Nazi Germany.
10 Laws For County
AT RATIONING MEETING
Miss . Winnie Kirkpatrick and
Miss Edith McCracken of the local
War Price and Rationing Board, at
tended : an all-day conference in
Bryson City Monday.
All of Representative Pal
mer's Measures Were En
aeterl Into Laws By
Ten of the even thousand bills
introduced in the House of Repre
sentatives of the General Assem
bly which adjourned on the 21st.
were bills by Glenn C. Palmer,
Haywood representative serving
his fourth consecutive term in the
All ten of Mr. Palmer's bills
were ratified and are now laws.
The first bill had to do1 with
validating marriages performed by
a colored preacher, now deceased,
who failed to make proper reports
to the register of deeds. , Became
a law February 22.
The corporate limits of Canton
were enlarged. Became a law on !
The bill to allow the county
commisisoners to, adjust the salary
of county accountant was ratified
on March 13th.
On March 3rd Mr. Palmer intro
duced a bill which will permit the
county commisisoners or govern- cr
ing body of any town in Haywood,
to refuse to issue a license to sp!1
beer and wine. This bill became
a law on March 20th.
On March 7th two bills were in
troduced, both dealing with extend
ing the term of office for the
towns of Clyde and Hazelwood
from two to four year terms. This
bill became a law on March 19th.
and extends terms .of present of
ficials of the two towns until May,
. Also on March 7th, three similar
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