The Waynesville Mountaineer
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Published In The County Seat Of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
TflRST YEAR NO. 14 12 Pages
WAYNESVILLE, N. C, THURSDAY, APRIL 5, 1945 (One Day Nearer Victory)
$1.75 in Advance in Haywood and Jackaon Counties
1SS Post Office
I HoMme ElTec
Ir. Ifiis Been
Lh of Waynesville
Ulwood pobt otnce oe-
ird class oiiuc " '
"and is no longer a branch
1-avnej.vilU' omce. as
, u. and civic leaders
. . Iwuni unl' K 1 III?
lini(.ct fur many months.
"1 will n..t affect the
the Waynesville office
now first class.
Vilma HoyU- Lucas has
.t. ....- is,.- tlm nasi.
, was named by the de
... a, line postmaster.
Lelwood omce serves be
0 ami 40(1 families.
If (hose wl promoieu mr
niicipated a new buitd-
he llaclwnon oinic, uui
Hfidal has been announced
ucted By PTA
.school round-up will be
r in Haywood county
r sponsorship of the Par
ier Association for the
of enrolling children who
r school next fall for the
led ion wilh the round-up
ond County Health De
will make a physical ex
of all the children in
fp to determine the pres-
lihysical defects that may
ndrance to the child s
in school. Parents will
I'd of existing defects in
fet they may have an op
to have them corrected
e opening of school in the
allh department will 'also
r vaccinations for small
hlheiia, and whooping
children not having pre
llie$i' diseases. & state
ptly enacted bv the lenia-
North Carolina prohibits1
llment of a child in school
not furnish evidence o
lad smallpox vaccinatioi
fhtheria and whoonim
schedule of nre-school
the cou nf v will lw a
April' -' -"-.school
lood at 1:30.
19 at Cecil school at
tril 2.1: Rock HU1 at 9:30;
t 10 30, and Lake Juna
1:30; April 25: Pigeon
at 9:00 in the office nf
at Central Elementarv
and East Waynesville at
( 8: Fines OppIt at mnn
Nree at 1:30: Mv IV
930; May 16: North fun.
NO and Canton colored
at Spring Hill at 9:30;
anion. 930: Rpra.m
1 30; May 29: Cruso at
Bethel at 130- .tun.
"E Star at 9:30 anH Pat.
fue at 1;30.
lowers were signing up
I , " neans for the
"muai Cannery, this
was learned Imm t p
al manager of 'the
I he Sky Assnriafi
f PeiTenlaro f tu'
r r, v.i Hie t-n
u f the cannery this
hr d lo lne armed
h 7y h,as a Roal 0f 250
wood for the current
Innerv ic , ..
I ho V ,,IOVI('ing choice
t 1 1 green variety.
le soph " "Ju June luln-
Ixiv a ",uuuee a crop
x,y days, it was pointJ
er Of Reliable
leliih . h SOle own"
I"1 'he mterp.1 r i.!. . 6
Ineri i ms ior-
l939aS PCned here in
kelin ne hi Plans
ions wo1h re 88 SOon
a mL d waTant, and
rS2h1ri,T store f
which he just renew
zelwood Gets 3rd
Are Now In Full
Bloom In County
Apple Blossoms Time has
come early in Haywod this
Spring and is here in ils full
glory of pastel pinks and soft
tinted blooms. From today
through Sunday the blossoms
will reach the peak of beauty
and perfection, according to
orchardists in this area.
The fullness of maturity of
bloom noted this year is sec
ond only in beauty to the trees
in the Spring of 1937, seems
to be the general opinion of
the apple growers.
The perfection of the blos
soms this, season is attributed
to the consistently warm
weather in March, comple
mented by sufficient rains to
give ideal growing conditions.
Those who love nature when
she puts on her best are ad
vised to visit the orchards on
the Balsam and I'iegon roads
between now and next week,
if they have to walk. Those
who have viewed the trees
claim that it will be worth the
57 Gallons Liquor
On Cove Creek
Fifty-seven gallons of non-lax
paid whiskey were captured in the
Cove Crook section of the county
at 6:50 Wednesday morning by
O. R. Roberts, State highway pa
trolman and Hub RufT, of the
Waynesville city police.
Albert Arrington and Hoy Whit
ner, both of Hazelwood. from whom
the whiskey was taken were tried
before W. C. Medford, magistrate,
and bound over to July term oi
Superior court. Arl ington's bond
W'as sk at $'r0 anu Wbitner's at
The il.fenrianU, charged with
transport i ig liquor illegally, were
riding in m 1941 Ford coupe at
the time the arrest was mwie.
The liquor was said to have been
brought into this state from Cos
And 7 Placed In
Class 1-A By Board
The draft hoard serving the
Waynesville area reclassified SO
men during the past week with
seven placed in class 1-A as fol
lows: Robert N. Shehan, Mollis K.
Hampton, Theodore T. Muse, Jr..
Bud Nelson, Richard Henry Frank
lin, Robert Thomas Buchanan, and
William Lee Hicks.
Placed in class 2-A IF) was Ar
thur H. Franklin.
Continued in class 2-A were
Bengim Harson Stricklan. Robert
Dwayne Robinson. Carl Swanger,
Samuel Houston Lane, .Jr., Grover
Cleveland Kirkpatrick, Sam li'own.
Whitener Harris Prevost. Bulo L.
Carver, and Ivcn Jackson Rath
bone. Placed in class 1-C indue fed
were: Rufus C. Arlington. Jack L.
Riddle, Roy L. Riddle, and Jesse
Placed in class 1-C (discharged1
were: Paul Galloway, Theodore
Roosevelt, Grant and John L. Led
ford. Placed in class 2-B (F) were:
Virgle .Summey, Jonah Nolnnd.
William A. McCracken, and James
Placed in class 2-C 'Ft were:
Roy J. Trantham. Troy L. Wilson.
Howard Milliard Summey, and
Continued in class 2-B were:
Jarvis Kaywood McDonald, George
Lewis, and James R. Gerringer.
Continued in class 2-B F was
-Continued in class 2-C was Frank
Placed in class 4-A were: Hubert
John Hoglen, Eulah Dock Ashe.
Kellsie McLean, Robert Forbes,
and Cesar Morrow.
Placed in class 4-F were: Amos
Jones, Eugene Carmichacl Rouscr.
William Leo Gaddis, John Prcsslcy,
Jr., Samuel N. Edwards. James C.
Stacy, Boone Jenkins. John V. An
ders, Clyde Smith, Edward E. Nel
son. Roman Massie, William O. Da
vis, Jr., Charles L. Gaddy, Leonard i
McElroy, Mark W. Sutton, and j
Marshall G. Garland. i
ft Up Your Old
Regional Head. Of
Red Cross Nursing
Service To Be Here
H if '
MISS RUTH LAXTON, supervi
sor for the states of Alabama, Ten
nessee. North Carolina and South
Carolina Prior to coming to this
area of the American Red Cross.
Miss l.axlon served as school
nurse in Kentucky, and Louisiana
and as disaster nurse during the
Ohio River floods or 1937. She was
formerly with the Tennessee State
Health department in the capacity
of county nurse and supervisor in
public nursing. She was also in
structor in public health nursing
at the Nashville School of Nursing
in Nashville. Tenn.
Miss l.axlon is a graduate of
Davis Hospital of Nursing, States
ville, and wilh postgraduate work
at Cook County Hospital in Chi
cago, she holds both her H. S. de
gree and public health nursing cer
tificate from l'eahody College in
Nashville. She has also done con
siderable graduate work in nurs
ing education and sociology.
Red Cross War
$821 Qvci- Quota
The Red Cross War Fund cam
paign has officially closed, accord
ing to II. B. Atkins, treasurer, who
reported a total of $8,400 raised
in the Waynesville area of Hay
wood county. The quota had been
set by national headquarters at
$7,800 and the final tola! shows
$(i()l over the amount alloted to
The employes of the Wellco
Shoe Corporation contributed $500
and those of the Dayton Rubber
plant gave $701, which brought
the amount announced last week
over the top.
R. B. Davenport served as chair
man from this area of the county
in the drive completed.
Tire Quota In
State Cut 40 Per
Cent Over March
Holders of tire certificates dated
prior to December 1, 1944. have
been advised by the rationing
board (hat these certificates be
came invalid on April 1st.
This action has been taken to
insure that the sharply cut supply
of fires for April be used in trans
portation needs most essential, to
Hie war effort, i( was pointed out
by the board. This action applies
to all types of tires, including (hose
for passenger cars, trucks ami farm
Tire 'quotas for the month of
April in North Carolina have been
cut 40 per cent over March, it
was also learned (his week. The
slate OCA director has slated that
this is due to the decline in civilian
Chas. H. Metcalf,
Forest City, Is
Charles H. Metcalf. of Forest
Citv. has been named to the post
of accountant in the office of the
Haywood county auditor, according
to an announcement this week by
George A. Brown. Jr.. chairman
of the county board of commis
sioners. Mr. Metcalf assumed his duties
this week, and will be joined by
his wife and two children in the
Mr. Metcalf is a former county
treasurer of Rulhcrford county and
at fhe time he accepted the position
here in Haywood county was an
accountant with the Yclton Milling
Company, of Ruthcrfordton.
Chamber of Commerce
Puts New Membership
Plan Into Force Here
After a careful study of many
Chamber of Commerce through
out the county, the board of direc
tors of t lie local organization have
decided to adopt the "assessed
membership plan" which has been
successfully used and is much pre
ferred by many other similar
11 has been decided to place the
local minimum membership fee at
$15.00. All firms, organizations, or
groups can lake out as many mem
berships as they wish. One mem
bership or unit of three or less
memberships, carries with it one
vote; four to six, two votes; seven
to ten, three votes and so on.
This does not limit the maxi
mum number of dollars one can
invest in the Chamber of Com
merce work, but it does place a
minimum price on the valuable
Of Forest Fires
Cited By Warden
Hot Sun and Hard
Winds Soon Dry Out
Woods After Rains.
"The hot sun and dry winds we
are having is creating a real haz
ard as to forest fires," R. E. Cald
well, county forest warden, said
yesterday in discussing the need
for taking "extra precautions" with
lire in and near the woorts.
"While we have been having
heavy rains, the wind and sun
soon dry out the woods to a pow
der dryness." he continued.
So far this season five fires have
been reported, with 126 acres
burned. Two of the (ires resulted
from burning off tobacco beds, and
three were listed as "cause unde
termined." The damage so far
has been termed as light.
Warden Caldwell was warm in
his praise for the cooperation given
the work this season, stating that
"everyone has been most helpful
and worked hard when called up
on." Revival Starts
At Long's Chapel
Sunday, April 8
A series of revival services will
begin on Sunday. April 8. at Long's
Chapel. Methodist church. Lake
Junaluska, according to the pastor,
Conducting the services will be
the following pastors: on Sunday
morning and evening. Rev. Mc
Lean; Monday evening. Rev. J. E.
Sampley; Tuesday evening. Rev.
Tom Houts, of 'the Bethel Metho
dist church; Wednesday evening,
the Rev. D. H. Dennis, of Jonathan
Creek Methodist church; Thursday
and Friday evening, Rev. Walter B
West, district superintendent, will
fill the. pulpit, Rev. J. E. Sampley
will preach on Saturday evening.
The closing services on Sunday,
April 15, both morning and even
ing will be conducted by Rev. F.
S. Love, superintendent of the
The choir under direction of
Chas. G. Klopp will render a spe
cial musical number each evening.
Mr. Klopp will also he in charge
of the singing of the congregation
with Miss Anna Glosser serving
Following the services each eve
ning a period of evangelistic visita
tion will be directed by Dr. Love.
The public is invited to attend all
Pfc. Frank Teague
Wounded In Action
Private First Class Frank
Teague, son of Mr. and Mrs. James
W. Teague. of Waynesville, R F.D
No. 2, was seriously wounded in
Germany on March 2, according to
information received by his wife,
Mrs. Eula G. Teague, of Waynes
ville, R.F.D. No. 2.
Pfc. Teague entered the service
in April, 1944, and was indinled
at Fort Bragg. He was sent from
there to Fort Jackson, and iren
to Fort McClellan, Ala., for his
basic training. Upon completion
of this period of training he was
sent to Fort George Meade, Md.,
He has been serving with the
22nd Infantry since November,
1944, first in France, then Luxem
burg and Germany.
Plans for the 1945 season call
for an extensive program for com
munity improvements and benefi
cial projects of interest to all. The
aims and objectives may be seen
elsewhere in this issue.
The Chamber of Commerce is
handicapped at present with pow
er shortage, both man and motive
it was pointed out by the directors
this week, so it has been necessary
to work out plans that will gain
the interest and cooperation of
every citizens of the community.
Members are urged to join at
once, in answer to the invitation
sent out by the Chamber of Com
merce office, as the election of of
ficers will be held following the
drive for members, and it is de
sired that all those joining have
the privilege of voting for the new
board of directors.
For War Victims
The drive for the collection of
clothing in the Waynesville area
of the county, which is sponsored
by the United Nations Relief and
Rehabilitation Administration and
various voluntary groups hi the
United States, is getting under
way, according to Guy Massie.
chairman of the collection com
mittee. Mr. Massie stated that a num
ber of inquiries had come to him
regarding collection stations In the
area to which people might bring
The drive which opened on Mon
day of this week Is expected to
continue through Monday, April
Hi. An appeal is being made to
every person in the county lo con
tribute to the collection for the
needy in the war torn countries
The main storage station for the
drive is the basement of the
Chamber of Commerce. Others
places where garments which muirt
be good, but may not be In per
fect repair are to be left include:
Rock Hill school, Dellwood school.
Waynesville colored school. Fines
Creek school, Saunobk school,
Ward's Service Station, The Tog
gery, Massie's Department Store,
Boyd's Furniture Store, Waynes
Burgin Bros. Store. C. N. Al
len's Store. Unagusta Manufactur
ing Company. Dayton Rubber Com
pany. Royle and Pilkington. Inc..
Maggie school, Hazelwood school,
Waynesville high school, Central
Elementary school, Crabtree
school, St. John's school, Junaluska
Supply Company, C. E. Ray's Sons,
Belk's Department Store, Smith's
Drug Store, Central Cleaners.
First National Bank, W A. Brad
ley's Store, Chas. Buchanan Store,
Allen's Creek, A C. Lawrence
Leather Company, Wellco Shoe
Plants, No. 1 and No. 2. and Fran
cis Cove Chapel.
Mr. Bailey, general chairman, is
urging that everyone make their
donation as early as possible so
that the drive may be closed on the
Go Over Quota In
Red Cross Drive
The Dayton Rubber Manufac
turing Company in a 24-hour drive
exceeded its alloted quota of $500
to the Red Cross War Fund Col
lections totaled $701.33. This sum
put the total well over the 100 per
cent mark set by the plant com
mittee. Single donations ranged from
one to twenty-five dollars, many
of the employees subscribing an
entire day's pay.
Raymond F. Swayngim, a veteran
of both wars and with one son now
in the Marine Corps, stated, "I
know what the Red Cross means to
our fighting men, I was one my
self. The Red Cross is not only
always there with small homey
comforts, but they put in back
breaking work studying the more
serious needs of the armed forces
as much as possible. That is way
it is up to us to lighten their work
as much as possible by giving all
we can and more." Mr. Swayngim
underscored this statement with
the largest contribution made by
any one employee.
"Credit should be given," said
Lura Kerley. chairman of the plant
committee, "to the girls who gave
up their time to contact the em
ployees In this important drive.
Their work was made simpler, of
coarse, by the generous coopera
tio nof the entire plant."
Who Need It In War-Torn
Killed In Action
CPL JOSEPH CARROLL HAW
KINS, U. S. Marines, who has been
reported killed in action on Feb
ruary 25, on Iwo Jima. He was
the son of Mr, and Mrs. Jeter P.
Hawkins, of Clyde, and the grand
son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Walker,
Cpl. J. C. Hawkins,
Killed In Action
Corporal Jaseph Carroll Haw
kins, 21, U. S. Marine paratrooper,
was killed in action on Iwo Jima.
on February 25, according to the
following telegram received by his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jeter R.
Hawkins, of Clyde:
"Deeply regret to inform you
that your son, Corporal Joseph C.
Hawkins, U.S.M.C., died 25 Feb
ruary, 1945, of wound i received
in action at Iwo Jima Volcano Is
lands in the performance of his
duty and service of his country.
When information is received re
garding burial you will be noti
fied. To prevent possible aid lo
our enemies do not divulge the
name of his ship or station. Please
accept heartfelt sympathy. Letter
A. A. Vandergrlft, Lieut. Gen..
U.S.M.C. Commandant of the
He entered the Marine Corps in
January, 1943, and received hi?
boot training at Parrls Island and
his advanced training at Bayonne
New Jersey. He received special
paratrooper training at New Hi"cr
prior to being sent to the Soiilh
Pacific in the fall of 1943. He
served 18 months in (he campaigns
of Guadalcanal, Rouganville, Guam.
Tiuiaii, Salpan and New Guinea
In March, 1944, he returned to
the States for a 30-day leave a
home and was stationed for a
period at Camp Pendleton, Calif
He returned to the Pacific area in
Cpl. Hawkins was a graduate of
the Clyde high school in the class
of 1941. and before entering the
service he was employed by the
American F.nka Corporation.
Surviving are his parents; two
brothers, Pvt. Walter Hawkins, who
is serving with the 9th Army in
Germany, and S. Sgt. Eugene Haw
kins, who, is in France; one sister,
Miss Betty Joe Hawkins, of Clyde,
his grandparents, Mr. and Mis
Albert Walker, of Crabtree.
Become 18 Years
Twenty-five boys in the Way
nesville area of the county became
eighteen years of age during the
month of March, according to the
draft board and are now subject to
call for active service under th
selective service system.
In the group were the following
Jarvis Buford Brock, Hazelwood,
William Gale Dotson, Waynesville.
R.F D. No. 2; Luke Fie, Maggie,
Milhurn Junior Rogers, Hazel
wood; Thomas Clarence Forney.
Jr.. Waynesville; Roy Lee Tran
tham. Waynesville. R.F.D. No 2.
James Earl Smith, Clyde. R.F I)
No. 1; John Francis Gillett. Lake
James Robert Gentry. Waynes
ville, R.F.D. No. 2; Joseph Lloyd
Leopard. Waynesville; Robert Neil
Shehan, Dellwood; Hollie Roy
Hampton. Waynesville; Theodore
Terumseh Muse, Jr., Waynesville
R.F.D. No. 1; Richard Henry Frank
lin, Waynesville, R.F.D. No. 1; Wil
liam Lee Gaddis, Hazelwood; Rob
ert Thomas Buchanan, Waynesville.
R.F D. No. 1.
William Lee Hicks, Hazelwood:
Clyde Hampton Mehaffey. Hazel
wood; Orville Ray Hannah. Clyde.
R.F.D. No. 1; William Anderson
Trull. Waynesville; Frank Bolden.
Waynesville, R.F.D. No. 2; James
Mack Caldwell, Jr., Mt. Sterling;
Roy Harris, Waynesville. R.F.D.
No. 2. and Erwin McLaughlin Bur
Rufus Siler Named
Board, Rose Resigns
Main Street Sign
Getting Coat Of
Paint For Spring
The Town of Wiiynrsville of
ficials are stealiiiK a march on
the citizens of the community
and are star tini; their clean-up
campaign ahead of schedule
time, as iilisrncd in the paint
ing of the si;u across Main
Street at the entrance of De
pot "The Great Smoky
Mountains National Park."
The work was started on
Tuesday and will be completed
tomorrow, it ;is Icjined from
City IM.iiMKi-i G. C. I'itrIisoii.
Two coals oi paint will be ap
plied to I he mrii. which indi
cates to visitors the shortest
route Into (he Park from this
The lush paint will add ma
terially lo the appearance of
Main Sheet, and will show
those passim; (his way that
the eivii' leaders have pride in
Pfc. Paul R. Cagle
Killed In Action
Private First Class Paul I!
Cagle, son nf Mr and Mrs. 1'arle
Cagle. m( I he ItalclilT Cove section,
has been icpnrtcd killed in action
in Germany on February 28, ac
cording lo a message received by
his parents Inim (he War Depart
ment. Pfc Cagle entered the service on
May 2(1, I9i:'.. and was inducted
at Fori Jackson, xvlierc he was
stationed until lie was sent over
seas lliiiiy months ago. Prior to
1942, he had served for three
years in the regular nrmy, joining
III 1938. , 'Pwp yearn of the period
he was stationed In Panama.
In a Idler h his mother (loir,
his coiiitiiandin;'. officer information
was given regarding his burial
rites vv hu h were read by a Pro
teslanl chaplain on an rniv ceme
tery in Luxembourg, where he was
The Idler al ... lalcd. "His ser
vice with his company though brief,
was excellent ond be prosed bis
qualities a. a good soldier. For
pel (oi in, hi. -e of duty in action
against Hie eiiemv, hi' had been
awarded I he light (o wear the
Expert Infantryman badge and the
( 'mil iiiued nn pago hi
Allot $3,219 To
loin teen hospital, and '.even or
phans' Inline, in Western North
Carolina have hi u alloted a total
of $13,800 I... ti u .tee:, ol the Duke
Endow inn. nl
The sum i , a port ion of t he
$ri0.H79 .13 appii-priated lo '.)2 hos
pitals and 'III orphans' homes in
North and South Carolina. The
aition was l.d.eii at a meeting of
the trustees in New York City
Of the .-11111.11111 given inst Million",
ill Western North Carolina. $33.
35H went to the ho-pitals and $10.
444 to orphan homes
The Haywood County Hospital
was alloted ;:i!l. The laige.st
item on the li I went to the Roper
Hospital. ("Ii.ii !e .Ion. which vv a .
$54. 1 20 and I lie largest -.ingle item
ill North Carolina was 5 i H ! 1
which wenl lo the North ('alolina
Baptist Hn pilal in Winston Sale!.-'
March Was Busy
Month For Local
The local ('. S Employment Ser
vice nfliee reports lli.il 781 re
ception eonl.ol, weie recorded
during the past month which is
cnnsiderahl : lev . than contacts pre
viously reported ir.l persons were
routed tor additional service in
the local olliee, (7 of I liese jbeing
veterans. Figlitocii veterans 'of the
present war were placed on jobs
here, while four were placed in
work outside the local area. Sixty
eight c ivilian workers were placed
in priority and essential jobs lo
cally and .'!! were placed out of the
Few of the veterans who have
returned to the county to date
have made npplic.it ions for Read
Joe Rose Resigns After
Serving Two Years;
To Devote Time To
Rufus Siler has accepted the
chairmanship of the local War
Price and Rationing Board, .suc
ceeding Joe E. Rose, who resigned
this week after serving as chair
man for two years.
The anonuncement was made
yesterday by Jonathan Woody,
Haywood chairman of Civilian De
fense. In announcing the changes,
Mr. Woody said, "We are fortunate
in getting Mr. Siler to succeed
Mr. Rose, who felt he had to give
up the work in order to devote
more time to his own business.
"Mr. Rose has done an excellent
job, and the entire area served by
the local rationing board is in
debted to him ,and his associates.
"The three members of the board
give much of their time and energy
to the work without one penny
compensation. Dill Howell ha;
been a member of the board for
more than three years, and Guy
Massie for more than a year. Dill
Howell has been on the board
since rationing started."
Mr. Siler has been chairman of
the Fuel Oil panel and he will
he succeeded at this by Paul Mar
tin. Mr. Siler's acceptance of the
chairmanship brought (o mind the
fact that he served for many years
of the hoard of trustees of the
I lav wood County Hospital. This
was also an important civic job
Pfc. C. R. Robinson
Killed In Action
Private First Class Cecil R Rob
inson, wr of Mrs. Erm'fct-14, Rob
inson, and the late Mr. Robinson,
of Hazelwood, was killed in action
on February 23. according to a
message from the War Department
to his wife. Mrs. Emma Louise
Leatherwood Robinson, ol Waynes
ville and Newport News. Va.
Pfc. Robinson entered the ser
vice in March. 1943, and was in
ducted at Camp Croft. After tak
ing his basic training at a Texas
post he was sent to Fort Bemiing.
(Ja . for special training as a para
trooper. Pfc. Robinson was killed in ac
tion on Corrigedor. He had serv
ed in the Pacific theatre for the
past 1H months.
Surviving are his wife, hi; moth
er; three brothers, Pfc Willian
Earl Robinson and Pfc. Johnny
Howell Robinson, botli serving in
the European theatre, and Donald
Robinson, Hazelwood; lour sister;,
Mrs. Howard Passmore, Mr.,. Max
Cochran, and Miss Betty Joe and
Miss Ernestine Robinson, all of
Col. Mint Reed
f'olonel Mint Reed. V. S Army
Air Furies, son of Mr and Mir.
James V. Reed, of Waynesville. i ,
spending a week of a tbirtv-da;.
leave in the States here with his
brother and sister-in-law. Mr. and
Mrs Jimmy Reed, at their home
on Woolsey Heights.
Col Reed, a graduate of Duke
University, entered the Air Corp;
soon after his graduation from
college in 1928 He was graduated
from flying school in 1929
He has had a wide experience in
army aviation during the years
he has been in the service He
was loaned to the U. S. Postal De
partment in the early '30 s and was
the first man to fly the mail be
tween Boston and New York
Col. Reed has been stationed in
the Caribbean theatre for the past
20 months, prior to which he va;
stationed at an air base in Bos
ton. Farmers Exchange Ir.
The Farmers Exchange on the
Asheville road is erecting a ware
house 22 by 45 feet to be utilized
in their general busihess.
The firm has had (wo vvarehou-rs
at the Depot and this new ware
house will replace one of those
now in use.
Walter D. Ketner is owner of