The Waynesville Mountaineer
Ut can you spare
that they can
Published In The County Scat Of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
,y. KT VKAH No. 15 12 Pages
WAYNESVILLE, N. C, THURSDAY, APRIL 12, 1915 (One Day Nearer Victory)
$1.75 in Advance in Haywood and Jackson Counties
fficers To Check All
rakes on Vehicles In
Lking Will Begin
Luliiy and Continue
Six Weeks, All Oi-
,.M i llavvv aid will have
, ...I ... H'CKCO mil mu "
L' wirks by police, high-
,aul (II a menilHT oi me
department, in a nation
i.. hcli) make cars last
' .imi in reduce accidents.
l''ts underway Sun-
,,w enforcement officers
,i tliii n l meeting iii Ashe
r, ,,'(,,,, jnd received first
j,,,,,, in.,t ion on tbe procedure
,,iiii';iii:n Those going from
KI, !,.,! ( hid of Police J. L.
rjl,,, oimIIc Noland, Sam
'l ihc sheriff's department
jliKhw.iy Patrolman O. R.
iikinr. visions will be set up
llir ((.inimmily, and every
pvniK these stations will be
il llip.liway patrolmen will
mi highwavs and with city
nii.l. uric warned that if
nr in truck brakes were
,ui' imi properly functioning,
hev hf lukcn care of imme
i bctorc the campaign gets
iris heir estimated that 40
fvciy KM) vehicles in oper
t(l;iv have faulty brakes.
irac" ami repair shops have
iinlitii'M of the campaign, and
it to Rive first preference
wiring brakes at this time
Jcr that motorists will not
ibarrasscd when stopped by
mnplc checking system has
unrked out, and it will take
icer hut a minute to put the
i' through the designed test.
C. C. Curtis -led
ied Here Today
: riles will be conducted at
Hill cemetery this after
at 3 :i o'clock for Dr. Carl
Curtis, well known botanist,
liH at his home in Tryon
ay "mill at 10:30 o'clock.
'I Clay Madison, pastor of
N .Methodist church, will of-
Ciirtis was a native of Syra
N Y . and had traveled ex
!l. He held A. B. A. M.
Ii I), degrees from Syracuse
'siiy; an A M. from Columbia
rsity and had studied at the
rs'ly of Cambridge, and
s: was ;l member of the Thi
Kappa Iralernify: American
V t Naturalists, Botany So
America and a number of
Curtis was the author of a
'r "I textbooks, including
Ml Botany" and "Nature De
icnis of Plants" and other
'as at one time an instruc
tional science at the Brook-
3l.vlechnic Institute and for
Ws ,(1 thp chajr Qf b()t
Columbia University. After
from 1 lie latter post a few
he took up his residence
Curtis is survived bv his
lnl ""'r Miss Ellison Lind
en, of Haywood county.
out Elected Head
J Yrarut, former manager
'wiry Products Company
'gently elected presi
" the Johnson City, Tenn.,
r ff Commerce. Mr. Year
' a'tivc i civic afTairs of
nn,n,iy when he h
New Rotary Head
1 5 r S lis?
W. ROY FRANCIS will become
president of the -Waynesville Ro
tary Club on July first. He was
elected at the annual election of
the club on Friday.
W. Roy Francis Is
Of Rotary Club
W. Roy Francis was elected
president of the Rotary Club here
Friday, and will assume office on
July first, succeeding Charles Ray,
who will become vice president
for the ensuing year.
Other officers elected for the
year include Stanley Reading as
secretary, S. E. Connatser, treas
urer, and M, I). Watkins, assistant
The ned board of directors to
take office July first arc: H. B.
Atkins, Guy Massic, Ralph Prevost,
Dean Colvard, S. E. Connatser,
R. B. Davenport, Roy Francis and
At the meeting Friday all Ro
tarians will bring a 10-pound
bundle of clothing for the United
Clothing Drive. Last Friday Leo
Weill and Yates Railey talked on
the importance of the drive, in
their apacity as leaders of the
Once Spoke Here
Miss Ruth L. Harris, secretary
and treasurer of the Central
Philippine College, a Baptist
school supported by the American
Foreign Baptist Mission Board,
who has been a Jap prisoner for
nearly three years, is now in Ma
nila, awaiting for transportation to
Miss Harris, who is the sister of
Dr. Mary Michael, of Waynesville.
spoke -here at the First Baptist
church six years ago while she
was on a leave in the States.
She was first interned at Iloilo
and later transferred to Santo
Thomas Camp from which she was
liberated in February of this year.
At the time of her liberation she
weighed 93 pounds, but since then
has gained and now weighs llfi,
according to a letter to her sister
The family of Miss Harris had
no direct word from her until
January of this year when they
received a card, dated May, 1944.
Miss Doris Grahl, who holds a
position with the War Department
in Washington, D. C, is visiting
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lyn
wpod Grahl. and her grandmother,
Mrs. H. C. Ferguson.
Mrs. Rufus Carswell. of Hazel
wood, who underwent an operation
at Biltmore Hospital last week, is
reported to be improving.
wic By Heavy Frosts
County Last Friday
'possible to determine the
tswh amage dne by
?a?ria ? f White dur"
i : to f ,he past week-
ove to L damage may
rature T "nanent. The
"n last Fr?rtPed to 21 de
86 Was noted at that time.
rteh f ten f -
4 that .nty it vaS
31 ""widerable damage
had been done to the apple blos
soms, more in some sections of
the county than in others. Small
fruits such as cherries and plums,
were also damaged. Strawberries
in many areas were reported to
have been killed outright.
Early gardens also came in for a
setback and all flowering shrubs
were nipped In the bud. Small
grains coming up were not re
ported to have been damaged to
any great extent. .
Have Been Paid $54,
286 "Extra" For Milk
Since October, 1943.
Applications for Dairy Produc
tion Payments for January, Feb
ruary and March, should be made
in the AAA office between now
and May 31. according to H. C.
Francis. Chairman of tbe Haywood
County AAA Committee. Appli
cations must he filed within sixty
days after the closing of the last
period which ended March 31.
Tbe payment for the three
months period will be made at 90
cents per hundred weight for whole
milk and 10 cent per poun,' for
hutterfat. The payment for the
three months period will amount
to approximately $12,000.
Mr. Francis stated that $54,286-
(Continued on page 6)
Cpl. C. D. Mooney
Is Awarded The
Bronze Star Medal
Cpl. Carl D. Mooney, son of Mr.
and Mrs. J. L. Mooney, of Clyde,
R.F.D. No. 1. has been awarded a
Bronze Star medal for meritorious
service during tbe period 2 August.
'44 to l,ri January, 45, 'in France
and Luxembourg. Cpl. Mooney as
wire corporal was called upon to
lay wire and patrol wire lines at
all hours of the day and night.
Frequently Cpl. Mooney repair
ed his wire lines through areas re
ceiving heavy enemy artillery fire
thereby enabling his battery to
maintain continuous communica
tion with the battalion fire direc
tion center. It was often neces
sary for Cpl. Mooney working with
a reduced wire crew to lay wire
and service the lines for several
miles farther than the normal ex
pectancy of a firing battery.
The patrolling of these long
lines repeatedly took Cpl. Mooney
through areas which were subject-
(Continued on page four)
Pfc. Donald Moody
Is Awarded Bronze
Pfc. Donald Moody, son of Mrs
Nettie Caldwell Moody, of Way
nesville, R.F.D. No. 2, has been
awarded the Bronze Star Medal.
He is a leader on a 75 tank and
is serving as a radio operator with
the 57th Armored regiment.
Pfc. Moody has previously been
awarded the European-African
Middle Eastern campaign ribbon
and tbe Purple Heart. The entire
service of Pfc. Moody has been
honorable since the rendition of
the service upon which the recom
mendation of the award is based
according to information received
Excerpts from the citation read
as follows: "On January 15, 1945.
Pfc. Donald Moody, was radio op
erator on a tank which was in the
assault wave of an attack, and en
countered very heavy enemy re
sistance of direct fire from self
propelled guns. The tank was hit
by an armor piercing shell and
(Continued on pace four)
Glavish Is New
Member Of Ration
ing Board Here
Edward Glavish. general man
aecr of the Waynesville Wholesale
Company, has been named as the
third member of the War Price and
Rationing Board here. The board
now consists of three members and
a chairman. They are Rufus
Siler, chairman, Ddl Howell, Guy
Massie and Mr. Glavish.
n t l 1
THE TITLE of "Prettiest WAC" was
bestowed on Lee Pittman of Lyons,
Ga, after competing with thou
sands of members of the Women's
Army Corps. She won the crown st
Denver, Cola .(International)
Thousands Like These Need Clothes
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vi Burlap skirts, instead of real pants, and 1
no snocs, siockings or unrterwear is the
war-imposed style for this homeless Greek
fboy and thousands like him. To help pro.
4 u.l Ikn. u . , L .. . : . : t u j
pTilVj;5; , disease, round up. all your serviceable
f Jt. V it running, .shoes and bedding for the.
iStl.v-.5..Vf.,itn N''nal lotbiiiR Coljeetion.
Nine Tons of Clothing
Sought For People In
Battle Torn Countries
Sgt. Robert Lowo
Is Back On Duty
Sgt. Robert Lowe, son of. Mr
and Mrs. J. (J, Lowe, of Clyde,
R.F.D. No. 1, who has been twice!
wounded in action is now liack on i
duty with his group serving in
Patton's Third Army. He ws re
cently discharged Jroin a Tl. SA
hospital in England
Sgt. Lowe entered tbe service in
1942 and was inducted at Camp
Croft. He has been awarded the
Purple Heart, and the Oak Leaf
From Camp Croft be was trans
ferred to a camp in California
and then to Texas before being
At the time he entered the sci
vice he was employed by the Day
ton Rubber Company.
Crowd Packs Store
To Get Overalls
That was tho cause of all tbe
excitement at Belk-Hudson s Sat
Tbe store advertised an overall
sale would start at nine o'clock.
Many 'customers took it that to
be safe they had better get tlicrp
by eight, and were.
Customers packed the stoic to
capacity. An exit had to be made
through the side door, as it was
impossible to get out of tbe store
through the front entrance.
It took only 25 minutes to sell
the 108 pairs.
There lias been a total of 1.500
pounds ot clothing collected to
(late in the United Nations Cloth
ing Drive for usable clothing for
free distribution to needy and des
titute men, women and children in
war devastated countries, according
to J. Vales Bailey, chairman of the
campaign in this area.
To complete the quota it will be
necessary to add 18,000 more
pouurhi to the collection, it was
learned tio.ui.JVlr. Biwley, wb,o ex
plained thai as yet nohe of the
collections from tbe rural bectlons
had been turned over to the Com
mittee. "We realize that clothing is hard
to get bold of for our own selves,
but we as civilians are living off
the fat of the land and we should
consider Hie conditions of the peo
ple in the war lorn areas and give
all clothing that we can spare that
they can wear." said Mr. Bailey
yesterday in his plea for more
"Friday is the 1 3th of the
month, and despite its associa
tion, we should here In America
consider il a lucky day for us to
contribute clothing to those who
do not have tbe same opportunity
that we have. If anyone has cloth
ing to f.paie it they will call 427
someone will be sent to their home
to pick it up," pointed out Mr.
Places previously announced
have been designated in every sec
tion in Ibis area of the county
where garmcnls may be left, which
later will be turned into the gen
eral collection which is being left
at the Chamber of Commerce.
If anyone wishes additional in
formation they are requested to
contact Guy Massie who is chair
man of the collections committee.
Are You Superstitious Beware
Friday Is The 13th
Do you believe it to be an
unlucky Day? '
Will Fate bring to pass some
event before the day closes
tomorrow that will add to the
history of the world another
ominous sight that it is an ill
There are two Friday 13ths
in the year 1945. The next
one comes in July. Time alone
can tell, it may also have a
prophetic meaning in the an
nals of world events.
In the meantime Friday, the
13th, has gathered many un
lucky meanings down the ages.
Friday was first considered un
lucky with its connection with
the Crueifixation. Gradually
superstitions centered around
Friday and when it fell nn the
13th the cycle of ill luck was
In the early days Friday
13th, was set aside for hang
It is said to be bad luck to
start a long journey on Fri
If yon fall out with your
neighbor on " Friday, 13th.
there Is danger that you will
be at odds the rest of the year.
It is taking a chance when
you rut out a garment on
Friday, unless you finish it on
the day, you may never com
Don't have an argument with
your mother - in - law before
breakfast nn Friday, 13th, lest
some ill fate befall you before
the sun goes down.
If possible avoid planting on
Friday. 13th, if you want the
plants to grow.
If on Friday, 13th, you
should put on a garment wrong
side out, wear it that way all
day, for to change is said to
bring bad luck.
If a rabbit runs across your
path it is a bad omen, but the
charm of ill lurk may be brok
en, if a cross is marked In the
middle of the spot in which
If you fall nn the stairs on
Friday, 13th, the only way to
break the deadlock of ill luck
is to walk up backwards. (If
Don't sit at a table with 13
people, on Friday, 13th, for
If you do, so the old warning
, goes, one of the group will die
before the week is out.
On and on the old super
stitions go of ill luck that
comes on Friday, 13th, If the
signs are ignored.
Private Marion Green. U. S.
Army, paratrooper, son of Mrs.
M. C. Green and the late Mi
Green, of Waynesville. has been
reported killed in action over
Germany, since March 24, accord
ing to information received by his
mother from the War Department.
Pvt. Green entered the service
in January, 1943, and was inducted
at Camp Croft and from there
sent to Fort Jackson, and later to
Camp Young, Calif. From Camp
Young he was sent to the Uni
versity of California at Berkley,
and was a student there for an
eight months period.
Upon completion of course at
University of California, he was
transferred to Camp Bowie, Tex .
and then sent to Fort Benning.
where he was givcji special train
ing as a paratrooper.
Pvt. Green had been overseas
for the past two months. At tbe
time he entered the service lie was
employed by the Government
Printing Office in Washington
He has one brother in the ser
vice, Robert Green, seaman second
class, who is serving in the At
Other surviving are his mot Iter,
another brother, Capius Green. .
and two sisters
Business To Suspend
For Observance Of
Victory In Europe
Floyd T. Grasty
Killed In Crash.
Last rites will lie conducted on
Tuesday afternoon, April 17. at
the Allen's Creek Baptist church
for Floyd Thomas Grasty, Jr., 19,
A. M M. 3c, son of Mr. and Mrs.
F. T. Grasty, of Waynesville, R. F.
D. No. 1, who was killed at Port
Hueneme, Oxner, Calif., in a plane
crash on Thursday, 5lh, on routine
duty. Rev. C. L. Allen will of
ficiate and burial will be in the
Young Grasty will he buried
with full military honors. His
body, whicli Is scheduled to arrive
here on Monday morning, will be
accompanied by Henry Ferapp,
radioman, also stationed at the
naval air base In Oxner.
He entered the service as a vol
unteer on May 10, 1942, enlist
ing in Raleigh. He look his boot
training at Rainbridge, Md , and
from there was sent to the Naval
Air Base, Jacksonville. Fla . for
training in mechanics. From there
he was sent to a gunnery school at
Yellow Water, and then to Foil
Lauderdale, Fla., where he bad
aerial combat. At the latter sta
tion he was awarded the navy's
aircrewman wings of silver and
On December 12, 1944, Petty Of
fleer Grasty was sent to the Pacific
theatre, where he served until last
(Continued on page four) .
Bishop Paul Kern
To Preach Sunday
At Long's Chapel
Arrangements have been made
for Bishop Paul B Kern of the
Nashville Area of tbe Methodist
church to preach at tbe .funaliiska
church Sunday, April 12, at the
11:00 o'clock service, according to
an announcement by the pastor.
Miles Mclean. Bishop Kern was
presiding bishop of the Charlotte
area from 1934 to 1937 lie has a
summer home at Lake Junahiska,
and is staying here for a few days.
Sunday evening at 8:00 Dr. F.
S Love, Superintendent of the
Assembly will preach the closing
sermon of the revival. The public
is cordially Invited to these .services.
3;..in Jlium wimiiMHimi i nn.iniijiiiuiii i . ...i ib j
$ ' 1
ROBERT L. SLOAN. Chief War
rane Officer, son of Hugh J. Sloan,
of Waynesville, is shown above re
ceiving the Bronze Star from Maj.
General Leland S. Hobbs. com
manding general, 30th Division,
(Continued on page fourr
And Bells To Be
Used For V-E Day
The lire siren will sound
short blasts lor several min
utes immediately after the
news is announced, it was
learned iiitin (iradyen Fergu
son, town manager, yesterday.
The church hells of the com
munity, aloiiK witli whistles at
all plants will be put into ac
tion ai claiiiiini; (he Kood news.
Police haw warned against
devastation of property. The
olliccis want everyone to enjoy
tin occasion in a "sane and
sober malum." it was pointed
Men Lcavo In Pro
Twenty seven nu n left here on
Moinl.iv niorniiiK. making up a
pre -induct ion call for tbe month
of April under Ihc selective ser
vice system. Floyd Gilbert Henry
was named baiter of the group
group and Hubert Calvin Evans
The men leporied to Fort Bragg,
and those passing the physical ex
aminations will he subject to call
for active service.
Other ; making up the call were:
Dexter James hit. William Ale
vins llamplon. , Ernest Lindsey,
Jack Cagle, Finest Daniel Estes,
Hardy Windlield Phillips, Ray
Wiudford Hathbnne. Earl Davis
llaney, Hud Nelson, Billy James
Howell, I von Jackson Rathhone,
M il lull ii .limine HoL'eif. . John
W-tanels GilleO. Jow-fh Lloyw Leo
pard, Hubert Ne.il Mieehan. Mollis
Boy Hampton. Theodore Tecuinseh
Muse, .Ir , Richard Henry Tecuinseh
William I .ce Micks. Frank Bolden,
James Brandon Finns, Mark Twain
Niamey, and Knbeit Thomas Buch
anan Pvt. Win. C. Shook
Pen-ate Willi'ini '. Shook, son
of L. (' Shook, ol Waynesville,
H.F.I). No. 2, pai ati ooper, has been
wounded a .-.croud time on Febru
ary 2li. on ( 'in i ecid'ir. according
to a message iccci i d by his fam
ily. Pvt Shook h,r: been overseas
32 mouth:, and was wounded in the
Pacific theatre on October Hi,
)t)ll. He l II here with the Na
tional Guard unit. "Company H"
in September. I!ltu He took train
ing first al Fort .I n k- on and from
there w as 1 1 a nsl en -d to Fort Ben
ning where lif' look special train
ing as a pai .'d rooper.
From Foil Penning he was trans
ferred to '.iiiiii Pendleton. Calif,
and h e, been overseas since Sep
tember. PH'V l the lime he en
Plans Completed For
Of Victory In Europe
Definite plans have been made
for the observance of V-E Day In
the community when news comes
that German has given up.
A special meeting of a commit
tee composed of representatives of
civic and patriotic organizations of
(lie community met Tuesday night
and made complete plans for ob
servance of the day.
Business will suspend imme
diately upon receipt of the news.
All industrial plants will also sus
pend for the day.
All churches of the community
will be open for all those who care
to go in for meditation. The
churches of Waynesville have ar
ranged for a union service either
at 11 a. ni. or 8 p. m.. depending
upon the time the news is an
nounced. Details of the church
services are carried in anther story
on this page.
ff the news comes early in the
morning, a parade will be held at
ten o'clock, starling at the court
house and led by the high school
band. The parade will end in
time for all to attend the union
church service at eleven. In the
event the news comes late in the
morning, the parade will be held
at 3:30 in the afternoon, also start
ing at the court house, with the
church services at eight that even
ing. The high school band under the
direction of Charles Isley, have
prepared special numbers for the
occasion, and will give at least
three concerts during the day the
news Is announced.
All business places and resi
dences are urged to display flags
Immediately upo nreceipt of the
hewai ,; . v -.
rte commiU making. arrange
wieitW '-was coiwpoiiSd '' of George
Bishoff, of ,, the Boosters Club;
Rogers, Lions: W. Curtis Russ. Ro
tary; Francis Massie, Merchants As
sociation; Miss S. A. Jones. Cham
ber of Commerce; Mrs. Jim Kil
lian, Woman's Club; Mrs. J H.
Howell, Legion Auxiliary, and Guy
Massie. American Legion
Pfc. Thad Howell
Private First Class Thad D.
Howell, son of Mrs. Carmel O.
Howell, has been awarded the Pur
ple Heart, according to informa
tionrcceived by his mother.
Pfc. Thad D. Howell was wound
ed in action in Germany on Febru
ary 20. He is at present convalesc
ing at a U S. Government hospital
in England. From last report-, re
ceived he was making normal improvements.
the service he was employd
('. Lawrence Leather Com-
has one In oilier in the ser
vice. Pvt. Clifton Shook, who is
stationed at Camp Hobiusun, Ark
M. S. I I KC.I'.SOS IS ILL
boosters To Discuss
Plans For Betterment
The Hazelwod Boosters Club will
meet tonight at 7:00 o'clock in
the dining room of the Presbyter
ian church for a supper meeting,
with Dewey Hyatt, president, pre
siding. The program will be devoted to
I a general discussion of "post war
I plans for the betterment of our
M S Ferguson who is quite ill Carrol Grahl, United States
at his home on the Dellwood Navy, is visiting his parents, Mr.
Iload. was resting moic comfort and Mrs. Lynwood Grahl. He has
ablv yesterday lie has been sick just completed his boot training
since Chi isi m i , at Bainbridge, Md.
Local Churches Make
Plans For Services
Here on Victory Day
At a special meeting of tho
ministers of Waynesville on April
7. the following plans were made
for a firoper religious celebration
in the event victory comes in
Europe al some early date:
If a proclamation of victory
comes between 1 and 9 a. m. all
the people of Waynesville will
gather al tho Methodist church at
11:00 a. in. for a service of prayer
and thanksgiving. This service
will be in ehurge of all the min
isters, and will last approximately
In case the word comes pro
claiming victory alter 0:00 a. m.,
the service will be held at 8:00
p. m. If victory day should fall
on a- Sunday, .at whatever hour
the signal is . received, then the
service will be on that Sunday
evening at 8 o'clock, and all tho
churches will abandon their regu
lar scheduled services and meet in
a city-wide Union service.
Whatever the day or the hour,
as provided in the foregoing state
ments, the service will be held at
the Methodist church.
"It is hoped that whatever cele-
brations by civic clubs, or any other
organizations, that this religious
service at the Methodist church
will climax the celebrations. U is
fitting that we meet in God's House
and close our demonstrations by
rendering thanks to God for bring
ing the victory," said Rev. L. G.
Elliott for the committee.