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The Waynesville mountaineer
Published In The County Seat Of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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W.-UNLSVJLLK, N. ('., THURSDAY. AI'RII. 19. 1915 (One Day Nearer Victory)
$2.00 in Aihaiue in Haywood and Jackson Counties
lavey Tree Expert Company Buys Large Tracts
1 Headed By
facr Governor
Davey of Ohio
borate Plans Being
tic To Develop 11,-
Acres In Three
u,c invested i" "'is
1 to keep our tioiu-
uiaiu-iit I v. said Marun i..
i f-n.;..
oiinird this week that Uic
IXpnt ( ompany, ot
president, had pur-
;hf ptnpcl I V HI HIS ' 1
C pavc.v . in tins county
III Jackson.
Ipipirty ((insists oi arouna
Hies including the SocO
iraer mi which tlir Davey
atcil. I lie Rlanchard
jacksnn and Haywood ana
iiklcv holdings ot b.DUU
Jackson county.
the company is operat-
bvsnuit at Black Hock in
cuunty, six miles from
. turning out between
id 20,000 hoard feet a
at care is being exorcised
utluiK it was pointed out
iiior Davey, who was ae-
(1 to Waynesville by one
sedates in t he business.
(niipany plans to cut on
in moderation over a
iod of years and in time
considerable reforesting.
interested in conservation,
ley stated that great care
c taken in conservation of
itally the company plans
lop recreationa lfaeilities
lop recreational facilities
vc seen many beautiful
but I know of few spots
equal Western North Caro
tins immediate section. I
it has great possibilities,"
iiiicmled in discussing the
plans of the company here.
fiavey served in Congress
I one-half terms from his
in Oliiu. prior to becom-
lenior. He also served as
pf his home town of Kent.
'e terms, and was envernnr
for two terms.
favey lirst came to this sec-
mid ten years ago to visit
net. who first owned the
and made the initial im-
fits on the Soco Gap acrc-
I'liiiK the present home and
"struct inn on the property.
C Davey, also of the
the Davey Tree Export
y. who lormerly owned the
nas bought property at
and is developing a larne
enter there.
Wm. C. Davis
fitly Wounded
rral William C. Davis, son
nd Mrs. J. Y. Davis, of
Kh l) No. 1, has been
funded in action in Ger-
froidinu to a n,ncr,
I IS n.-ironli.
''is entered the service
ary. 1 943 nA ...... ...
- iti-eivea nis
31 Los Angeles, Calif., and
a(f,! .Tex. He was station
m f.nglatid after h-ino
frspas. He ha a
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""""i "'"u laier in
led In Action
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"est R. Robin snn J.a Til
uea in action in the
onUucd paM 3)
Haywood Pays Tribute To Franklin D. Roosevelt
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The ofTieials of The First National Bank had thi s floral tribute on display Friday and Saiiuii.iy in
the bank lobby out of respect and memory of the late President Kooscvelt. Similar designs weir used
in several of the churches here Sunday, and at th c memorial services held in bis memory on Salurda.v
afternoon. Photo by Slieriill s Studio. Other pict ures and articles about Mr. Roosevelt on pages six.
seven, eight and ten.
Sgt. F. Williams
Reported Missing
In Germany
Sgt. Frank It. William:.. Jr.. son
of Mr. and Mrs Frank S. Wil
liams, of Lake .hinalusk.i, has been
reported missing in action ovii
Germany since March 17. accord
ing to information received by liis
mother from the War Department.
Sgt. Williams, a graduate id the
Canton high school, was employed
by the Goodyear Aircraft Corp
Akron, Ohio at the time he volun
teered iu the service. He was in
ducted at Camp Croft in May.
1943 and from there was sent to
Keesler Field. Miss.
From Keesler be was sent In
the University of West Virginia
and then to Nashville. Tcnn. From
the latter he was sent to Mont
gomery, Ala., and then to Denver.
(Continued on page 3)
Haywood Joins U. S.
In Mourning Death
Franklin Roosevelt
Slightly Wounded
In Germany
Private First Class Robert Ci.'h:
Bradshaw, son of Mr. and Mrs. W.
L. Bradshaw, of Clyde, H.F.H. No
1, has been reported slightly
wounded in Germany on March
30, according to a messace Horn
the War Department.
Pfc. Bradshaw entered the ser
vice in July, 1944 and was inducted
at Fort Bragg. He was sent to
Camp Blanding, Fla., for his basic
training and then to Fort George
Meade, Md., and overseas.
Pfc. Bradshaw has served with
the armed forces in France. Bel
gium and Germany. He is attach
ed to the 9th Army.
At the time he entered the ser
vice he was employed by the Cham
pion Paper and Fibre Company at
their Houston, Tex. plant.
Quick Wind-Up Of
Membership Drive
For C. of C. Starts
Directors of the Chamber of
Commerce ill sessions last
nii: lit made plans for a "quirk
wind up" of the membership
diir. in order that ballots can
be mailrri and the election held
tin May lirst. I
All prospective members of
(be nisaiiiation werr rerenlly
inrtiled application blanks. The
response was gratilyinu lor the
fust few days, acrordiiiK to
Miss S. A. Jones, sen rial v. hut
siorr I hen (lie returns have
sbmrd considerably.
only those who have IMS
memberships will be rlinible
to vole for the new board of
Pic. H. H. Medford
Wounded Second
Time In Germany
Pfc. Hiliiary H. Medford. son
,,l Mr. and Mrs. Frank R. Med
ford .of Clyde, has been reported
I seriously wounded in Germany on
March 15, according to a message
from the War Department, n is
the second time that Pfc. Medford
has been wounded, the lirst time
on January 25.
Pfc. Medford has been awarded
(Continued on page 3)
Business Suspends,
Memorial Services Are
Held Saturday For
Late President.
Citizens of Haywood county and
this rumtiin m I y joined the nation
aiirl the countries of the world last
week-end in mourning the death
of President Franklin D. Roosevelt,
which occurred at Warm Springs,
Ga.. at 4:.'i.) p. m. Thursday.
Immediately after the first an
nouncement came over the radio
of Hie tragic news, which shocked
and stunned the world, the local
telephone office was rushed to the
limit for a three hour pet iod as
person after person called friends
and family to pass on the sad news.
On every hand was beard the
statement, "I can't take it in Ik
was needed to much. We were
all dcpendiiii; on President Roose
velt to guide us back to peace."
In all walks of life and among all
age groups the passing of the great
chief and executive who gave his
life to help restore the world to
sanity and lasting peace was
mourned. Expressions of sorrow
were heard from all groups, as
they spoke of the greatest loss the
peace loving people of the world
had suffered since the war was
started. '
The flags over the post office and
court house grounds were lowered
to half mast. Flags were placed
in front of business houses and
Immediately plans were made
(Continued on pasc C)
42 Motor Vehicles
Checked In Initial
Six Weeks Drive
Forty-two motor vehicles were
checked on Sunday afternoon dur
ing a two hour period in the Pig
eon area on Highway No. 27ti, ac
cording lo Cpl E. V. Jones and
Patrolman O H. Roberts, of the
state highway patrol. The cheek
was marie under the urogram which
will continue for six weeks spon
sored by police, highway and other
othicals in a nation-wide effort to
avoid accidents.
Sixteen brakes were found to
need attention, two were pronounc
ed had and the owners of the cars
weie ordered to appear iu magis
trate's court ami 24 passed the
test, according to the officers.
Plans are to cover every high
way in the county during some
period of the ensuing six weeks,
with plans to check not less than
foily vehicles t a time, it has
been annoiupif hy the officers mak
ing Hie cheek up
Due lo the rains on Monriny and
Tuesday no checking wns made.
Pfc. Ellis M. Pope
Missing Now Is
Reported Killed
Private First ( lass Ellis M. Pope,
who was previously leporteri miss
ing in action in Germany, has been
officially reported killed in Ger
many on March IP. according to a
message from (he War Department
Pfc Pope volunteered In the
serviee on April 7, 1042, and took
his basic training nf Fort F.ustis,
Va. He served for sometime in
Panama and was attached lo the j
Coast Guard artillery for 27 I
months, '
He vn returned to the States
and reassigned fo the Infantry and
bad been iu Hie European theatre
since November, 1944. He served
first in France and later in Ger
many. Pfc. Pope is survived by bis
parents. Mr. and Mrs. W C. Pope,
of Canton, R.F.I). No I; his wife,
Mrs Mary Pope, of Civile, 1 F.D.
No 1; two sons, Mcl.aiu and Hoy
Pope; one brother, W ('. Pope,
who is serving, with the Infantry
in Germany; three sisters, Mrs.
Mary Cnnnard and Miss Kate
Oclava and Miss Maedean Pope,
all of Canton.
Temporary Staff
Named In CAP By
Lt. Dan Watkins
Temporary officers of the Civil
Air Patrol have been announced
by 1,1. Dan Watkins, commanding
officer of the local CAP flight. In
addition to Ft. Watkins the offi
cers are: Herbert Buchanan, sec
ond lieutenant, executive and op
erations officer; Mrs Clara Rippe
toe. second lieutenant, adjutant.
Stanley Brading, second lieuten
ant, flight lieutenant and meter
ology instructor; John Reeves,
flight lieutenant, communications
officer and radio instructor; Chris
tian Ecboff. warrant officer, supply
officer; Herbert Braran, first ser
geant. The posts of two warrant offirers
and of several non-commissioned
officers, including two line ser
geants and four corporals are to be
filled later. Some of these positions
will be filled by cadet officers, and
will be rotated so that all cadets
who show themselves capable will
have an opportunity to serve as
an officer, Lt. Watkins stated.
The attendance at the Monday
meetings has been averaging
'Continued on page 3)
33rd President Of United States
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HARItY S. TRUMAN became the
States last Thursday night, shortly at I
Roosevelt in Warm Springs, Ga. Story
on page six.
;;ird pre: men' of the United
r the pavsuig ot Franklin I)
of Mi . Truman's life appears
Palmer To Re
State On Important
T VA Advisory ( roup
Represents N. C.
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Local Lt
loi- Did
Work For
In decent
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r.t I Mil
f he
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GEENN C PALMER, has been
named to represent North Caro
lina on an advisory committee of
the Tennessee Valley Authority.
Legion To Sponsor
Junior Baseball
Team In League
The local post of the American
Legion will sponsor a Junior base
ball team this year, as part of the
national set-up of the Legion.
Plans arc underway to start
practice immediately, and all boys
born on and after January I, 1928,
are eligible to try out for a place
on the team. Those interested
should contact E. W. Tenny at the
Armory immediately.
There are several other com
munities in this area that are
organizing Legion teams, and al
ready they are seeking playing
dates with the proposed local team.
The Legion is giving a dance
Friday night at the Armory to
raise money for equipment for the
Hazelwood Starts
Initial Work On
Clean-Up Drive
wood rep
and civic
named to
on a spe-
uid Giant
liis aceept
vvhieh came
haub, ol Hie
.i I ini'iil
liner lo solve,
i Know of no
allev counties
pailiculai Job
c I at ai
In take ii
liom I'l
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The town of Hazelwood is mak
ing an initial clean-up this wek.
prior to the two-week period when
the entire community will band to
gether for a genuine clean-up.
paint-up driv.
Clyde Fisher, mayor, and the
boaid of aldermen, pointed out the
need for getting rubbish and tiash
removed at once. "The more we
get done now, the better job we
can do in the final Wind-up ol the
campaign," they pointed out.
The officials also cited the or
dinance about hog pens, which
points out that "it thall be unlawful
lor any person to keep any hogs
within 100 feet of any residence,
place of business, manufacturing
plant, or 75 of any street."
Miss Annette Williams is improv
ing at her home following an op
eration for the removal of her ton
sils at the Haywood County Hos
pital Saturday.
Glenn ( ' I 'aim. i
sentalivr. n
leader, ha ; pi I I
represent N'm I Ii ( ai
eial eoioniitli" of
Valley Autluaii' -, t ,
Collri;rs. Mr Tallin
eri the appointment
from lir I ( ), r
state extension d p,,
In ask log Mr '
Mr Schauh " rnlo
one iii our lilliin
better soiled In llil
than yon
The romuii! t r v 1 1 1
eat ly dale m I. m.ji ;j'
its dot ie :. tla- till, i
Sehaub pnintrd nut
Mr. Pahnc i '.,
committee did
prite fo t In i r
his activitii . i
Inline. lb I'h
all legislation
culture and i
two sri;1ni
getting ad. lit,,
through fm 'I.
Mr Palmr i
getting I.i.n id I
of TV . to
'I ho Ha-. od
the peaki i
The voi l; dune I,. Mi . Palmer
in the held i, a; i u n ilui e is furth
er testified in b i la numerous
letter. s (,f ;.piu i i ,t n,n he has re
ceived 'in,,' i' Hinr Imiue. Every
agi teull in al di. -1,1011 and agenev
i ecopni'erl the rsd"i - hip be show
ed ill gel I iiii j , . i . 'i i r . Ihiouiihfor
(he b 1 1 1 na Id of the prog I ams,
His lead' i hip has luinigbt more
than the uppniulbient on the lm
porttnil 'I X A c oiiuiiiticc. however,
as be is a tin tee ol f.ieater Uni
versity vi n. th ( aradina, a direc
tor of the r.oiih ( .Molina Dairy
Foundation, and only recently rip
rc;enti'd North Carolina in a sen
atorial tobacco pi i re hearing in
He served as cbjiinn.m of a
committee thai .sponsored legisla
tion tor tle clurly and control of
mastitis, a dreaded animal disease.
W. Kerr Scott, commissioner of
agriculture, wrote, "I am grateful
for the increased agricultural pro
gram, and I want to thank you
(Continued on page 3)
oi ul merit to I his
i oiii,. a , a sui
l.epl alueast of
ie H I cut legis
h a.linj: role in
aiuilu In agri
' i i i lie ;,url
I edited with
.ippenpi iations
n ion service,
in ,! runiental in
n t loil. chairman
(he ssrnililv.
I 'lor picsented
First Time Crop
Of Haywood Has
Exceeded Million
More Farmers To
Plant Burley For 1945
Crop, According To
Local AAA Officials.
The burley tobacco crop in 1944
in Haywood county brought in a
million dollars, the first time such
a sum has been realized from this
crop, according to R. C. Francis,
chairman of the Haywood county
AAA committee
Mr. Francis stated that 2.143,079
pounds of burley tobacco was pro
duced on 1.380 9 acres and sold
for $1.079.003 60. The average
price per pound for the entire crop
was $50 Xi per hundred weight.
I'he average yield per acre was
1.552 pounds. The average income
per acre for the entire county was
$871.38 per acre.
The 1944 crop was quite an in
crease over the 1943 crop, accord
ing to Mr Francis In 1943 there
were 1.030 1 acres of tobacco which
produced l.46fi.(!)9 pounds This
crop brought an average of about
$73334050 The average yield
50 cents per pound and sold for
per acre for 1943 was 1,424 pounds
per acre and the average income
per acre was $711 92
Present indications point to
around a 12 per cent increase in
the acreage of tobacco plant in
1045 over that of last year, it was
learned from Mr. Francis
In 1943 there were 1.007 tobacco
growers in Haywood county while
last year the number had increas
ed to 1,374 The farm plans for
the coming year would indicate at
least a 12 per cent increase in
growers, according to Mr. Francis
Crabtree Future
Farmers To Have
Father-Son Banquet
The Future Farmers of America
Chapter of the Crabtree high
school will be hosts on Friday eve
ning at the school cafeteria at 8:00
o'clock of the annual Father and
Son banquet. A number of guests
from Waynesville have been invit
ed to attend
Mrs. Agnes Kirkpatrick. head of
the home economics department of
the school, will be in charge of
the dinner.
Killed In Action
J Tsw
f a. :s-kw:;
S. Army Paratrooper, son of Mrs.
M. C. Green and the late Mi.
Green, of Waynesville, who was
reported killed in action over Ger
many on March 24th. Pvt. Green
was first reported missing in ac
tion, but the war department later
announced that he was killed.
Pvt. Green entered the service
in January, 1943 and after induc
tion at Camp Croft was sent to
Fort Jackson and later to Camp
Young. Calif. From the latter he
was sent to tb University of Call-
(Continued on page 3)
Pvt. Glen H. Scruggs
Returns After 36
Months In Pacific
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' PvfVjen fl.eiuggs. son of Lee
SpruggJ of jfidI.'Tvand..husband
of Mrs Frances Scruggs, of HazeU
wooli is currently stationed ;d the
redistribution station at Camp But
ner, where he will spend two weeks
before reporting to bis new a
signment In the States
Pvt. Scruggs has recently return
ed to the United States after hav
ing served 3 months in the
Southwest Pacific theatre of opera
tions, as a machine gunner. 'He
holds the Asiatic Pacific ribbon
with one star. Good Conduct med
al, and the Pre-Peai 1 Harbor ribbon.

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