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Published In The County Seat Of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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rf YEAR NO. 18
WAYNESVILLE, N. C, THURSDAY, MAY 3, 1913 (One Day Nearer Victory)
$2.00 in Advance in Haywood and Jackson Counties
lazis To Allies
ial VE-Day Pro-
nittee Here Is
! ii-inii fAiropc told
Iplctc fall of rlin to
I, army, aim mi- .-"-o".x
ll,o American and Eng-
i.,t . n.Miiv terruory,
Lr in charge of a VE-
L. h,.i-r- rcmincleci resi-
US community of the
, ;is announced several
will suspend iinmcdiate-
Loip! nl I he news. All
l;lls will also .suspend
Lie nl the conimiinity
ln for those who tare
fur meditation. The
If Waynesville have ar
il union service either
or K p in , depending
lime Ihc news is ali
us conies early in Hie
parade will be held at
start in;; at the court
led In the high school
parade will end in
II to attend the union
titr at eleven. In Uie
lews conies late in the
parade will be held
he afternoon, also start-
court house, with the
ices at eight that even-
tluile a public gather-
court house at 3:30,
t riot it- address by W.
This will follow im-
altii' the afternoon pa
lm's of the high school
Hie direction of Char-
liave prepared special
the occasion, and will
t three concerts during
news is announced.
fiess places and restr
urged to display (lags
upon receipt of the
juls will maintain regu-
li's regardless of when
;onies. and no obscrv-
ny kind will be made.
In the county supcrin-
siren will .sound short
facial minutes ininie-
r the news is announc-
leariicd from Gradvcn
hll hells of lb., rum.
k with whistles at all
put into action ac-
e Kood news.
in' warned against de-
itauieei- h.i.s made len-
I" he on Hie streets
fa within ii short while
'"'s eomcs ihroiiL'h.
iiiwinrnis have been
ii'K care of coverage
jted In Iwo
Class Sam L.
M. C It ,.r
1 Sam 1.. Queen, of
was wounded in ac
'ima on March 20.
' "oni iwannc Corps
a mcmlim- i,r n,-
Division ira. nil -..I,
( -, oiittV.ll
8"'eer battalion. ls a
man at n, ,:, .
Ij mill: lie
It? k i vjee in
F', Out uic ..i nj
unl,l July. 1943.
'"- "as sent to Emory
a llKMTltlnl. f.f T 10
l' 'arris Island where
uoi training. From
lo camp Le
La'"P 1'endleton and
IJH was sent over-
r-as a tnri. ,, .
I -yuR ai west-
rri r Ule service,
r- "Ueen, who is a
the Pifn, .
Club Tn VfrJA
n Society of Chris
lold thFlrSt Methdist
MISS MII.DKKI) PHILLIPS,
daughter ol Mr. and Mrs Hoy
Phillips of Waynesville. who is
serving as one of the secretaries
to Gerald Drew , protoeal olfieer of
the United Nations Conference in
San Francisco A graduate of the
local high school, Miss Pliilhp.s wiis
formerly connected with the NYA
here and was with Hie Haywood
county welfare hoard prior In go
ing to Washington, where she has
held a position in the Stale De
partment for I he past three years.
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Only Two Days Set To
Get Year's Canning Sugar
Kept Heads At
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Citizens of this area, while
excited Saturday night over
the news thai came over the
radio regarding the surrender
of Germany, did nothing rash
but waited for more definite
confirmation of the true con
ditions. In many pPiees throiighoul
t lie nation II w as ivnorl oil I hat
celebrations got underway,
only to he interrupted by the
later iimiiiuiK cineiil t li.it
previous reports were lal.se
and that Germany had nol
While the news not about
like wild fire, with the cen
tral ollice unable to keep up
with the calls pouring in. there
was no sign of hysteria, or any
undue plans for a boisterous
In most nisi , lines it was re
ported thill people were a bit
skeptical and were net con
tent to acrcpl I he first infor
mation but felt Ibid the an
nouncement must have furth
There has been a general
suspense .since Saturday, how
ever, with radios tuned in
most of the time, in antici
pation of the announcement
at any moment that Germany
has olliciiilly surrendered un
conditionally to the Allies.
in a news item last week about
L. II. Arrington. chief petty offi
cer, U. S. Navy, it was stated thai
at the time he entered the service
in 1940 and prior to his assignment
to sea duty he was stationed at
Norfolk, wherwas it should have
been that he. was stationed at
Hew Directors Named
For Chamber Commerce
Board Will Name Pres-
meiii aim uuiu w i
Cials On Friday Night
Eleven members to the Cham
ber of Commerce board of direc
tors were named Tuesday night,
when ballots were counted by the
nominating committee. Four di
rectors from the 1944 board were
named to serve again in 1945.
The 1944 directors to serve
another term include N. W. Gar
rett, who is president, Charles E.
Ray, Jr., Dr. R. Stuart Roberson.
and Frank C. Rogers.
The new members just elected
Cpl. J. W. Pafford
Missing In Action,
Corporal Jefferson Wileox Paf
ford. Jr.. U. S. Army, son of Mrs.
; Charles Kaniey . of Waynesville,
and Dr. J. VV. I'afTord. head (jf the
i veterans hospital. Montgomery,
Ala . who was reported missing in
action ir Germany since December
Hi. hi,.s been declared killed in ac
tion this week by the War De
partment. C1. I'allord entered the service
in 1!M2. a few months after his
gradual inn from the Alabama
Polytechnic Institute, and was sent
to the air base at Miami. Fla.. and
later to Sclman Field, Baton
I!e was assigned to tno engineers
and sent to college for special
training in constrction engineer
ing, after which he was sent to
Camp Hillups and then to Camp
lie had been overseas for several
months and at the time be was
reported missing was attached to
the lOtitli artillery division. At the
time be volunteered for service
he was an architect in .Montgomery.
Cpl. I'alTord is a brother-in-law of
Captain Samuel C. Welch.
Sam Houston Named
Field Supervisor For
Sam Houston has just been
named held supervisor of several
nl the Fanners Federation stores
Mr. and Mrs Houston came here
in January and worked on the
Federation freeor locker plant
which is now under construction.
From here they went to Try on to
Met the groundwork started for a
Housewives in this area will
make application for canning sugar
next Tuesday and Wednesday at
the various schools ill the district.
Rationing ollicials pointed out
yesterday the importance of using
extreme care in miikigg applica
tions, and especially' giving the
lull and complete mailing address.
;is the sugar coupons will be mailed
later All applications will go be
fore the food panel before coupons
No provisions have been made
for making application for canning
-"gar other than May ftlh and Dili,
il Uiis learned.
The schools of the area will be
used, and the hours have been
set Iroin one through live for the
two days, at the following schools:
Fines Creek, Crabtree, Hock Hill,
Maggie. Del I wood. Lake Junaluska,
Fast Waynesville. Central Ele
mentary. Hazelwood, Allen's Creek,
Siiiuiook. and Waynesville colored.
'I'he application for home can
ning sugar must he filed by an
adult member of (be- family for all
II I her members in the family
ami must be accompanied by spare
stamp Number Thirteen (I3i in
;ir Ration Book Four and all
ipiestions in the application form
must be answered and the form
signed. In the event that spare
stamp thirteen in the consumer's
ration book has been lost or de
stroyed it is necessary that appli
cation on Form K-315 be filed with
the local rationing board before
replacement will be made.
It is noteworthy that operators
of boarding houses may file ap
plications for only the members
of their immediate families and
boarders must file individual ap
plications. All applicants are further advis
ed that il is essential that all
Number Thirteen Stamps must he
endorsed and the serial number of
the ration book be written in the
space provided for such purpose
on the coupon.
Home canning sugar this year
(Continued on page four)
, Representing agriculture and
j livestock. Howard Clapp and Rich-
Representing automobile sales
! Representing business and pro
; fessional, E. 'J. Massie and Jona
' than Woody.
i Representing hotels and board-
1 u.ioc Pntil Mvnlt
Representing industry, Leo Weill
and Whitener Prevost.
Represent merchants, Claude N.
Allen and H. B. Atkins.
The directors will meet Friday
night, and from the group will
be elected a president. The board
: will also name a secreiuy ouu
'Infantry' Invades County
62 Arrive Last Month
1'his is National Baby Week
Haywood county never fails to an
swer every call and always goes
beyond any set quota. As proof
the records of the Haywood County
Hospital show that during the
month of April, sixty-two husky
young mountaineers were ushered
into this vale of tears at the coun
The hospital has a fourteen bed
maternity ward and it has been
packed far beyond its capacity
many times during the month as
it took care of mothers and babies,
arriving in unexpected numbers.
Lacking the extra required num
ber of baby beds, bureau drawers
- -and even lAixes were put into use
TS DWIGHT HALL, son of Mr.
and Mrs L. VV. Hall, of Waynes
ville. U.F.I).- No. 2, who was
wounded a second time on April
13. in action in Germany. He
was first wounded in Luxembourg
on February 12. and alter recovery
he was returned to combat.
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Officials Are Pushing
Clean-Up Campaign Here
Mayor of Hazelwood
W, Uir iiiidersig-nod mayors of the Towns of
Wiiynosville. and Hazelwood, do hereby declare that
the annual Clean-Up, Paint-Up and Fleautification
campaign o f our community officially opened on
Tuesday of this week and will continue through the
15th. We admonish you as citizens of this area to
enter into all phases of the program as nearly as
conditions will iiermit.
When you sign the pledge card handed you hy
one of the school children you must consider il as
a solemn oath to fulfill in every detail the work it
sets forth. This is your duty as a citizen of this
community to enter into this contract with serious
intentions to carry out to the letter what will be
expected of you.
It is of vital interest to the welfare and pro
gress of our community for this area to look its best
this summer and the realization of that goal de
pends on the cooperation of each individual. If you
fail to do your part, you alone will not suffer, but
the standard of cleanliness and beauty of the entire
area will be lowered.
We are fortunate to live in a section so blessed
by nature, surrounded by scenic mountains that
tower on all sides. Let us not mar that beauty by
carelessness and lack of civic pride.
With "every hand to the plow" in this cam
paign of 1945, a transformation in the appearance
of our community is possible, but if you fall out,
there will be spots in the area of which none will
Yours for a record breaking Clean-Up and ?
J. H. WAY, JR. CLYDE FISHER
Mayor of Waynesville Mayor of Hazelwood
during April to take care of the
invasion of the "infantry", accord
ing to the superintendent, Mrs.
If April is an indicator, the next
generation will be a woman's
world for the young daughters
arrived in far greater numbers
than the sons.
'I'he month ended in a grand
climax of natal events when Brenda
and Linda Chambers, twin daugh
ters of Mr. and Mrs. Ennie Dennis
Chambers, of Waynesville, H.F.D.
One. put in their arrival. It was
past midnight to be 'exact 12:33
a. in. April 30. that they joined
the invading "infantry" in Haywood.
Buys Iron Lung
The iron lung which is to be kept
by the Haywood County Infanile
Paralysis Committee, it was learn
ed recently from Jonathan Woody,
chairman, who further stated that
it would arrive sometime in May.
The iron lug, which is to he kept
at the Haywood County Hospital,
was bought by the Haywood coun
ty infanile group with money de
rived from the dime board operat
ed in the campaign in January by
the Waynesville Rotary Club, with
$2!50 contributed by the county
hospital. $250 by the county board
of commissioners, and $500 from
the Canton area of the county.
When this new equipment arrives
it will be demonstrated at a lunch
eon meeting of the Rotary Club,
it was learned from Mr. Woody.
The iron lung was bought in New
York and was recommended and
inspected by the authorities from
the headquarters of the National
Rev. and Mrs. F. A. Baker have
returned from a live months visit
in Florida and are at home at
their residence on Welch street.
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J. II. WAV
Mayor of Waynesville
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Haywood county Superior court.
May term civil court, will convene
here on Monday, May 7. with
Judge J. Will Hess, of Marlon,
presiding. There is a light calen
dar and the court is not expected
to last the usual period.
Those drawn for the first week
include: S. J. Moody. Ivy Hill;
James B. Medford, Beaverdam;
Frank Sorrells, I'igeon; Hob Gos
sett, Beaverdam; J. B. Hill, Way
nesville; C. M. Crawford. Iron Duff;
Llovd Kirkpatrick, Waynesville;
John C. Trantham, J. M. Paxton.
Beaverdam; Edd G. Moore, Way
nesville; Guy Wells, Pigeon; Wiley
B. Green, Fines Creek; Forrest
Queen, Beaverdam; M. C. Miller,
Weaver Patton, Beaverdam;
Cromer J. Green, Jonathan Creek;
Joe F. Davis. Waynesville: Edd
Hill, Crabtree; Bob Fish. Crabtree;
L. A. Messer, Fines Creek; W. M.
Crawford, Cecil; J. B. Poston, East
Fork; Lush Leatherwood, Jonathan
Creek; and Baity McGaha, Cala
loochee. Drawn for the second week
were: Hardy Medford. Clyde;
Vaughn Khinehart, Waynesville;
Henry Norman, Waynesville; Luth
er Smathers, neavcrdam; C. P.
Clark. Clyde: Glenn Campbell. Ivy
Hill; Harry L. Mner, Waynesville;
II. V. Erk, Waynesville: C. A.
George, Waynesville; D. G. McEI
Lawrence Brown, Iron Duff. Gid
A. Francis, Waynesville; Jtoberl
Hawks, Crabtree; J. S, 1 Ian ell,
Jonathan Creek; Zeh Price, Way
nesville; Furinan Noland. Fines
Creek: flarley McElroy, White Oak;
and Charlie Messer. Fines Creek.
Mr. and Mrs. Marion Green, of
Waynesville, U.F.I). No. 2, an
nounce the birth of a daughter on
April 25, at their home.
Mr. and Mrs. Claude C. Brown,
of Waynesville, R.F.D. No. 2, an
nounce the birth of a son on May
1. nt their home.
Hay wood Sergeant Wins
HigheatsAward For Valor
Trout Come Out Of
Since the trout fishing open
ed on April 15. five 20-Inch
rainbow and brown trout have
been caught In Jonathan
Creek, according to G. C. Plotl,
county game and fish warden,
who staled that this was an
unusual record for that section
this early in the season.
One of the anglers was Ver
lin Gibson.' 82, of Dellwood,
who used an old fashioned
cane pole lo bring his prized
(roui out of the water.
To Play Ball
Ll. Joe II. Gerson, physical re
conditioning officer of Moore
General Hospital, Is anxious -to
contact baseball teams in this
community who would be inter
ested in playing a scries of games
on a home-and-homc basis.
Such teams should contact LI
Gerson immediately in order that
schedules be completed for the
St. John's Collects
115 Pounds Of Clothing
St. John's school contributed
41 5 pounds of clothing in the
April "What Can You Spare That
They Can Wear?"
St. John's was named one of
the collecting stations for the
Waynesville area during the drive
and responded immediately with
the collection of 540 pieces of
warm woolen clothing to be sent
to the war victims of Europe.
Haywood Entering On
Big War Bond Campaign
W. Roy Francis Or
ganizing Forces To
Meet Heaviest Quota
Ever Given County.
W. Roy Francis, chairman of the
7th war loan campaign in Hay
wood, is organizing every group
and community for the gigantic
task, which calls for raising $609,
000 in E bonds, and $191,000 in
al lother type bonds for a total of
Campaign Gels OH To
il Good Slari Mere
Killed In Action
PFC. ELLIS M CORK, who was
previously repoited missing in ac
tion but later as declared to be
killed in act inn in Germany on
March III lie oliintcorcd in the
.service on t i 1 1 7 I!I2. and took
his basic Iranum: at Kustise, Va.
He was sent lo Panama in July of
that year and scrwd a lotal of 27
months in the coast artillery. He
had been overseas since November.
Surviving are his parents. Mr.
and Mrs W C. I'ope. Canton. U.
F.l). No I; his wife, Mrs Mary
Pope, Clyde. U.F.I). No. 1; two
sons, McLaln and Koy Pope; one
brother. W. C. Pope. U S. Army,
n6w in Germany; three sisters,
Mrs. Mary Connard, Miss Kate
Octavn and Miss Macdeau Pope,
all of Canton.
CANTON- For valor on the held
of battle. Ins nations highest dec
oration of honor: To quiet, unas
suming M;ix Thompson, who only
five years ago was a kid being
graduated from Bethel high school.
The Congressional Medal of Honor.
Last October it happened on
the llllb Sgl Max Thompson,
single-handedly slopped ,i German
Thai was Hie day st. Thomp
son killed ill leasl Naj soldiers.
How many more he wounded that
day near llaaron. Germany, never
will be known.
When I he enemy broke
through, he lov-ed aside his ride
and look up lln- only weapons that
would stop ,-i iu,i;vS as.saiill. He
lired a machine con until a shell
from an enemy Link blasted it out
of his bands. All during the day,
he dragged wounded from foxholes
and carried I hem buck for Ireat
That was Max Thompson's story
as il was told In his own platoon
sergent. Tecliiue.il Sgl. Weldon I).
Clinton of la ,nd. Tex. On the
evidence offered by St. Clinton
and other of Max's buddies, Max
today has become, it js believed,
the lirsl Western North Carolinian
to be honored in Ibis war with
'Continued on pae .r)
Tech. 1 Ccoi-ec Moody
Awarded Ct.nihal Kadge
Tech4 George H Moody, who
is attached 16 Company L. 291st
Infantry of Hie Tolli Infantry Di
vision, has recently been awarded
a Combat Infantry man badge, ac
cording to information received
Techniean Moody has participat
ed in the battle of Germany and
is serving as a cook. He is the
husband of Mrs. Dorothy Moody,
of Waynesville. R I D. No. 1.
J. E. Massie. chairman of the
war finance eominilte. here, said
yesterday that this campaign would
take the hardest work of any
staged thus far, but, he continued,
"the manner in which Mr. Francis
is organizing his forces, I feel we
will again meet with success."
A county-wide meeting of all
leaders will be held at an early
date ,it was announced yesterday.
Special emphasis of the cam
paign is to stress pay-roll deduc
tions, since the large quota must
be made up of the E type bonds.
School Children Cover
Large Part Of the
Hundreds of pledges were sign
ed the first day, and a steady
stream has been coming in daily,
as a part of the annual clean-up.
beautify and paint-up drive in this
community and outlying districts.
G. C. Ferguson, chairman, yes
terday announced that the pro
gram was moving along satisfac
torily, and that the school chil
dren in the elementary schools
had covered a large area in get
ting pledges signed.
Particular stress was made thai
while it is important to sign the
pledges, It is even more so that the
pledges be fulfilled.
The grade in each school get
ting the most votes will be given
a half holiday, and the grade lead
ing in the district will get a picnic
on their half holiday.
The pledges arc being printed
in a special announcement on page
nine of this edition.
Officials of both towns arc be
hind the movement, which will
continue through May 15th
Special stress Is being placed
upon cleaning vacant lots, arrang
ing for covered garbage and trash
containers, and clearing property
of weeds, and the planting of flow
ers where possible.
The mayors of the two towns
yesterday issued a joint proclama
tion for the occasion.
In Local Unit Of
Civil Air Patrol
Two new recruits joined the
Civil Air Patrol squadron here at
llieir meeting Monday night. The
iiour of t drill wai followed by In
structions in radiotelephone and
aerodynamics by Lt. John Reeves
and Lt. Herbert Buchanan.
Announcement was made by Lt.
Dan Watkins, commander of the
local squadron, that the cost of
the women's uniforms had been
reduced from $8.75 to $4.44; the
men's uniforms arc still $8.75. hut
the price on both includes the
complete uniform, shirt, trousers
or skirt, belt, cap, tic and insignia
already sewed on.
An unusually attractive display
of the uniforms and of the mater
ial used in the CAP classes was
arranged in the window of The
Toggery during the past week by
Lt. Clara Rippetoc, adjutant of
the local squadron.
Enlistments arc still open, Lt.
Watkins stated, and will remain
open as elasswork missed can be
made up at a later date. The
squadron meets Monday nights at
7:30 at the Junior High.
Crabtree Class Is
100 Percent Again
The senior class of the Crab
tree high school which has main
tained a 100 per cent attendance
record through the first seven
months of school, started on the
eighth month with a continued
perfect record .
Due lo the illness of one of the
members the record was broken
this week on the 4lh day of the
The students according to their
sponsor, Mrs. J. T. Chappell, have
made this record in many instanc
es under difficulties, for it has
worked hardships on some of them
to be present every day. They
have felt it a patriotic duly to take
advantage of the educational op
portunities offered them.
In WNC Area
Light scattered snow was re
ported throughout northern West
ern North Carolina yesterday.
At Boone, probably the most
heavily-hit section in the lower al
titudes, a general heavy snow was
reported with temperatures rang
ing in the lower 40's. Rich Moun
tain was capped white at 10 a. m.
Two and a half inches of snow
was recorded at the U. S. Ranger
station on Mount Pisgah at 11:30
and reports indicated that it would
continue until today. With a
minimum of 25 degrees for the 24
hour period ending at 8:30 o'clock,
Mt. Mitchell reported two inches.
It was snowing there at noon but
no new measurements were available.
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