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fYFuSTA" NO. 21 14 Pages WAYNESVILLE. N. C. THURSDAY, MAY 24. 1945 (One Day Nearer Victory)
$2.00 in Advance in Haywood and Jackson Counties
t '
onrfs SoZrf Lf Infantry Show
269, 000
5s o)M
iys mm
00 in
j ,
Smoky Mountains
Trailways Will
Build New Place
Trancnnrrafinn Pirm
Was Huge
less From
U Standpoint
Idlers Will Leave
s Morning For Can-
To Stage Same
Macular Event.
.i... i..rnirv out all their
tio the show, the people
community put me r uu.
L war bonds to make the
show al the nign scnuui
hen- last night a success
ierv sianui"""11
..'. ) 000 went into
L last night, for one of
est amounts ever sola u
rti'f 111
i.,m iiw 111 Infantrymen
Icpl more 5,000 spec-
Ucll-hound with mourns
L (heir bodies often cover-
'oose-pimplcs, while their
, e uA
laientcnea ai nnuj ui mc
L the show, the Haywood
tout their eyes gucd on
(tail of action.
Lncll of burnt powder, the
luttlc. the acting of the
men. made one feel that
jbecn suddenly transplant-
thc football stadium to a
of battle in the South
blistic was the sham bat
he Infantrymen, that even
of actual battles marvcl-
hc display.
Infantrymen arrived in
lesday afternoon, and after
signed to homes through
community, were given a
bid party at the Armory
night. This event was
id by employees of the
Itional flank.
day morning the men
easy until they gave a
cert and parade at eleven
Every man was warm in
fc of the hospitlity given
d in turn, they put on an
ormante last night.
Massie, permanent war fi-
iairman, was in charge of
iicnts for the Infantrymen
re and lie was assisted by
of the women s division.
k care of placing the men
two-day slay In the corn
's in general suspended
snow, with Wcllco Shoe
ion turning out their sec-
Itiitlnued on page 5
. M. Carter
p From Italy
In Hospital
"tcrnoon at the Calvary
'hurch. f'anlnr, tlf.
I. ' ..w,,, AyJL x At,
plCKllllev Carton ,.
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ll Mrs. Hobart Car; or, of
ro aica at Moore Gcn
P'tal last Thiirsrfav (ihb
fw an illness of several
wv. Doyle Milw t
FCCn flllH ll.n !).. ' n '
t .... ltKy. IV. J.
""led. Burial was in
j.Huic cemetery.
r er was flown back to
M Stain t
I ,,, nauan
1 operations where he had
wmbat with the division
W'mately 500 days, ar-
i 'ey Ueneral hospital,
Ec - ' about two weeks
r "vain, lie was rnn.-
Moore Control Tl t.-i
"er cnlkf.H A.1"""'
r lue army
1942. and trained
fco rth "I;-1'- ?-
f - ...- m March,
.e.h . in the North
lnnued on page 5)
? Auxiliary
y Day Sat.
HaLiu C,ets of WJ
e S7 ' The lowers
fit 1 y veterans of
PPy The wearing
enewed elme a 8llent
j ed I each year that
the r1me"ca have not
fVthe i!1"0- Every
WUUtoTO" 8068
n m Uetr families
of ' v
Canning Sugar Allotments j Missing in Action
Cut To 8 Pounds This Year
; Another pinch of the war -will
i be felt in Haywood this summer,
; as housewives try to do their an-
nual canning on the 8-pound-per-
person allotment.
The rationing board announced
yesterday that the maximum of
canning sugar for 1945 will be
only eight pounds per person, as
compared with twenty last year.
The district office Just gave the
allotment to the Haywood board.
The task of mailing coupons to
14,000 people for eight pounds of
sugar each will be some -job, and
will take time. The first coupons
will go Into the mails Frldav
Haywood Spinach In Great! Purchases Large Lot
DPTTianH rm Snn thorn Marti In Center Of Town
MISS MADCrb L.KWIS. who has
done splendid work here with
Haywood County Baptist Associa
tion, resigns to accept work in
Wilkes county.
Miss Madge Lewis
Resigns Here To
Accept Other Work
Miss Madge Lewis, associational
worker for the Baptist churches of
the Haywood Association, has re
Signed her work to accept a similar
position with the Brushy Mountain
Association in Wilkes county. She
will also work with the Stone
Mountain Association.
Miss Lewis came to Haywood
county in May. 1942, from New Or
leans, where she had received her
master's degree from the Baptist
Bible Institute. She will assume
her duties in her new field on
June 16. Miss Lewis has done out
standing work in Haywood county.
Sgt.G. V. Howell
German Prisoner
Is Liberated
Technical Sergeant firady Vin
son. Howell. Jr.. son of Mr and
Mrs. C. V. Howell, of the Jona
than Creek section of the county,
who has been a German prisoner
since April, 1944, has been liberat
ed, according to information con-
Haywood Man Loses 63
Pounds In Four Months
While Prisoner Of Nazis
"I never expected to get out
alive. 1 wouldn't take a million
dollars for my experiences, but 1
wouldn't give ten million to' go
through it again." said Cpl. Paul
Hcadrick, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Oscar Hcadrick, of Hazelwood. who
was a German prisoner of war
from October 1, 1944, to Febru
ary 23, 1945,
Cpl. Hcadrick knows a great
deal about war and the cruelty of
the German soldier. He did not
'get the information as you and I
do on the home front from reading
the newspapers. He learned it
through the hard way, through
fighting and going hungry in u
prison camp. From the time he
landed in France on D-Day to
October 1, he was in combat every
day, with the exception of two. as
his group fought through France,
Belgium and into Luxembourg.
"There were a good number of
Germans ready to greet us in
France and I tell you they gave
us quite a hot welcome as wc
chased them through Europe lo
their own country," he said with
a smile.
His story shows the griinest
side of war with hard combat,
months In prison camps, and end
ing in a dramatic liberation by a
Itussian regiment, commanded by
a woman, and then back to I lie
.safely and security of America
and home to his own family.' Cpl.
Hcadrick, like many others has
Continued on page II'
n J -J
Girl Scout Hut
Is Being Built On
Town Property
Modern Hut Will Be
Completed Within Six
Const ruction has started on a
modern hut for the local Girl
Scout unit. The building is be
ing erected on the town lot,
known as '.he Gudger lot on South
Main street.
The hut will be 3(1 by SO feet,
and will feature a 4-foot fireplace.
A large basement is being built
to take care of storage.
The building will' represent an
expenditure of $2,000. Of this
amount. $1,500 was raised in cash
taincd in a letter to his parents , some months ago by Hugh Massie
tlitori Miv " i :m(l Ralph Prevost, as a commit-
Sgt. Howell was a flight cng
lee from the Rotary Club. These
two are supervising the construc
tion of the building. Donations of
materials amounting to $500 have
been received. A priority has just
been received to start construc
tion. , It is estimated that six weeks
will be required to complete the
building. A road will be built
to the hut. and a trail from Main
Street will also be constructed.
neer and a gunner and had been
overseas with the AAF for nearly
two years. He was first reported
missing in action over Germany
on April 29, 1944, and in June of
the same year was declared a Ger
man prisoner by the War Depart
ment. In his letter to his parents this
week he wrote in part: "I was
liberated by the American Third
Army a few days ago. It was a
glorious event, one that I will
never forget. The Germans march
ed for 20 davs due west of our
camp and wc were captured by ! Qn Memorial Day
me Americans insieaa oi me nus
sians." Sgt. Howell was employed by
the Owens Illinois Glass Company
Bridgton, N. J.. as a slapping
clerk at the time he entered the
service. He has one brother in
the armed forces. Pvt. Gene How
ell, U. S. Marines, now serving
in the Pacific theatre.
First National
Bank To Be Closed
The First National Bank will
be closed here on Wednesday,
May 30, in observance of Na
tional Memorial Day, it was
learned this week from Jona
than Woody, president. This
is in accordance with the rul
ings affecting all banks in the
Chambers Brothers
Prisoners, Liberated
Father Receives Mes
sage Of Both Libera
tions On Same Day.
William Chambers received two
messages on Saturday, both deliv
ered at the same time from differ
ent areas informing him that his
two sons, held as German war
prisoners had been liberated.
SSgt. James Ralph Chambers,
volunteered the' day after the at
tack on Pearl Harbor and was
trained at a number of air fields
in this country prior to being sent
overseas in November. 1942. He
5 ported he was a prisoner of war.
The wire telling of his libcra
i tion came direct from Sgt. Cham
i bers. At the time he entered the
service he was employed by a
manufacturing plant in Mt. Holly,
N. J.
Private William M. Chambers,
serving with the U. S. Infantry,
has returned to military control,
according to the war department.
He had been a German prisoner
since September 1, 1944, when he
was taken a prisoner in Munich.
He entered the service at Mt.
Holly, N- J., in November, 1943,
and was sent to Greenville, Pa.
He had been serving overseas
was serving with the Eighth Air since February, 1944 He was
Force and was stationed in Eng
He. was shot down on his 23rd
mission over Brunswick, Germany,
on February 10, 1944, and was
first reported missing in action
anrj later the war department re-
first in Africa, then Italy and was
also in the Invasion of France.
He was attached to the 179th
Infantry and at the time he en
tered the service was employed
by the Pennsylvania Railway in
Trenton, N. i.
Pfc. David Gibbs
Among Liberated
German Prisoners
Private First Class David Gibbs,
son of Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Gibbs.
of the Eagles Nest Road, was lib
erated from a German prison
camp on May 21, according to a
message received by the Haywood
Chapter, Red Cross.
Pfc. Gibbs entered the service
on January 4, 1944, at Camp Croft,
and from there was sent to Fort
Bragg and received further train
ing at Camp Shelby, Miss., and
Camp Atterbury, Ind., prior to be
ing sent overseas.
He arrived in England on Octo
ber 19, 1944, and from there was
sent to Germany,, where he was
reported missing since December
16. At the time he entered the
service he was a student in school
at Almond.
Pfc. Gibbs has a brother in the
service, Pvt. James P. Gibbs, who
is also serving in Germany.
of Mrs. Cora Lee Phillips nad the
late II .N. Phillips, who has been
reported missing In action in Ger
many since May 2nd
Pvt. W. Phillips
Wounded Twice.
Reported Missing
Private Winfred Phillips, son of
Mrs. Cora Lee Phillips, and Hie
late II. N. Phillips, has been re
ported missing since May 2, 1945.
according to a message received
by his mother from the War De
partment. Pvt. Phillips entered the service
on April 12, 1943, and was first
stationed at Fort Belvoir, Va, lie
was sent overseas in July, 1943.
He has been twice wounded, the
first time in England, in June.
1944. and was confined to u hospit
al for three months; the second
time he was wounded in Germany
in January, 194.").
At the time he entered the serv
ice Pvt. Phillips was employed by
the Army engineers in Norfolk.
He has a brother. Pvt. Sidney E
Phillips, who is serving with the
AAF and is now stationed al
Grand Island. Neb
Haywood Chapter
Red Cross
A search is being made for
the charter of the Haywood
Chapter of the American Red
Cross by Miss Emily Siler.
executive secretary of the
The Haywood Chapter was
organized In 1917 at the be
ginning of World War I and
the charter Is of special in
terest because It was signed
by President Woodrow Wilson.
Anyone having Information
about the early papers of the
chapter are asked to contact
Miss Slier.
"This year's spinach crop is the
best ever grown here." Walter
Ketncr said yesterday, as he cited
Instances of large cash incomes
from small acreage.
Erasmus Robinson, of Thiclveiy,
has already sold $165 from iwo
tcnths of an acre, and has now
planted the plot in tobacco.
Many farmers are planting their
spinach ground in tobacco. An
other good crop was Wiley Frank
lin, with 3 tons from a quarter
The present price is $90 a ton.
Mr. Ketncr has shipped spinach
to all parts of the country and
the demand has been far greater
than the supply. "One order came
through for more spinach than
the entire Haywood crop. The
weather here is favorable for
spinach and turnips, but not near
enough arc grown. Mr. Ketncr
FBI Will Hold Fall District
Conference In Waynesville
The FBI district group accepted
an invitation from Mayor J. H. RntVtlinno Tc
Way in Brevard Monday to hold 1 "UIUUUUC X
1st Haywood Man
Out On Points
New Bus Added
To Inter-City
Fleet By Lee
A new 30-passenger bus has
been added to the fleet of the
Twin-City Bus Lines here, which
is owned by Tom Lee.
The new bus is a special city
bus, with front and rear side en
trances. Mr. Lee recently added
a 46-passenger bus to his fleet,
and in addition to these two. has
four of the 21-passenger buses.
The bus line here started opera
tion last October.
Mr. Lee said yesterday he plans
to expand his routes in order to
serve an even larger territory.
WLB Makes New
Ruling In Case
Of Local Plant
190 Employes Are In
volved By Ruling For
A. C. Lawrence Leath
er Company Plant.
Intcr-plant inequity in bonus
payments, the national war labor
board said Friday, Is not sullicient
basis for ordering a liberalization
of such payments under an incen
tive system.
The WLB set aside an order by
lis Atlanta regional board, to the
A. C. Lawrence Leather company,
Hazelwood. The regional board
had ruled that the company must
pay 100 per cent premiums, as
most of the other companies in
the region do. instead of 75 per
cent premiums.
The company, in appealing, con
tended that any increase would
constitute a new incentive plan
'which can not be ordered in a
dispute casei, and that the hoard
should remember this dealt with
pay over the guaranteed or base
Labor members dissented in the
national board's decision. Approxi
mately 190 employes, represented
by the United Fur and Leather
workers, CIO, are involved.
their fall meeting in Waynesville,
the dale lo be announced later.
Around 200 peace oflleers from
Western North Carolina were pres
ent for the meeting In Hrevnrd.
which was said lo be the largest
ever held.
Edward Scheldt, special agent In
charge of the Charlotte office, con
ducted the session. T. B. Easter
ling, special agent, demonstrated
the taking of tire' and heel prints
and Special Asnfc P jllwiurd Kon
nerly showed slides of wanted
men. Judge J. Will Picas, of
Marion, made the principal ad
dress. The conferences grew out of a
proclamation by President Roose
velt in 1939 'at which time he de
signed the FBI as an agency re
sponsible for Internal security of
the nation, it was brought out in
the Brevard meeting, according to
Mayor Way. It was also request
ed al the time that all law en
force nt oflleers cooperate with
the FBI.
The conferences which were
held quarterly until this year when
they will he held semi-annually,
were planned as educational
courses for the police, and were
foreignly inspired so that sabotage
j could be kept out of the country.
I Mr Scheldt complimented the
j peace olficcrs of the area on their
j cooperation.
I The group toured the Ecusta
i Paper Corporation plant in Brc-
vard and were the guests of the
company for lunch at the plant.
I Conference have been held in
j Jlryson City. Sylva, Fontana Dam,
j Murphy and Canton.
j Attending the conference from
! Way nesville were: Mayor J. H.
i Way. G. C. Ferguson, city manager,
i Chief of Police J. L. Stringfield.
T L. Bramlett, member of board
of aldermen, A. L. Noland, city
police force, and Patrolman O. It.
1 Roberts.
Welfare Workers To
Attend Meet In
Asheville Friday
Mrs. Sam Queen, county wel
fare superintendent, and Mrs. K.
P. Lowe, from the local welfare
office will attend a one-day con
ference of superintendents and
statisticians in Asheville on Friday.
Corporal llarlcy Jack Rath
bone, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Herman Rathbone, of the Fines
Creek .section, is the first Hay
wood county man to be dis
charged under the point s.w
tern, i
Cpl. Hathbune has'tonis
credit 101 points as follows;
42 for lime in the service; 39
for months overseas, and 20
for battle stars
Cpl. Itallihnnc entered Hie
service in ember. 1941. be
fore the attack on Pearl Har
bor, lie was inducted al Fort
Bragg and from there sent
to Camp Lee, Va., and then
to Fort Hampton. N V He
was attached lo the li!K!nil I'm)
He took part in the billow
ing battles. Sicily,
Naples and Southern France.
A I the time he entered the
service he was a fanner in
this county.
Dayton Officials
Here Making Plans
Officials of The Dayton Rubber
JYlanutacluring Company are com- :
plcting final details for the formal
acceptance of the Army-Navy E
award on June 5th. Notice that
the plant had won the award came
last week. The flag and pins will
be given the plant and employees
at the formal ceremony in June.
Several ollicials from the Day
ton office have arrived to assist
with the various phases of prep
arations for the ceremony. These
include Ray L. Wetzel, head of
public relations. Miss Jean Thomp
son, also of public relations. N. D.
Baker, of the advertising depart
ment, and R. M. Weimer of per
sonnel. Others will be down be
tween now and the ceremony.
Frank Rogers, plant manager,
announced yesterday that plans
were going along satisfactorily,
and that complete details would
be ready for publication next week
in The Mountaineer.
For New Terminal.
Waynesville will get a larg
modern bus terminal Just as soon
as materials are available, it was
learned yesterday from C. W. Mor
gan, secretary-treasurer of the
Smoky Mountains Trailways.
The firm recently bought a 311
by 180 foot lot which faces on three
streets, at the corners of Haywood.
Montgomery and Miller Streets
This lot adjoins the new garage
just built by Dill J. Howell Tin
property was bought from Joe K
Rose, but no purchase price was
made public.
In discussing the plans Mr. Mor
gan pointed out tht details were
being personally handled h- Joel
Wright, president of the hi. t,.in
pany. "The terminal will be '.keep
ing with the progress! veness of
Waynesville. and will be ,-t credit
to the community, "Mr. Wright
said. "Waynesville is a growing
town, and deserves a fine, modern
terminal for bus facilities," the
president of the firm continued
The bus company plans to build
a terminal in Murphy, and in per
haps several other places they
No information was given out as
to the size of the terminal, but it
w -Klerstood. tentative plans
call for utilizing the entire lot for
the new bus headquarters. No defi
nite date has been set for starting
construction, that depending on the
time when materials are released
for construction.
Casualty List
As of Today:
Killed 9
Weonded 200
Prisoner 22
Missing in Action . .... 28
Total 338
Pfc. Mark lones
Wounded In Action
In Pacific Theater
Private First Class Mark Jones,
son of Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Jones,
of Canton, was reported wounded
in action in the Pacific theatre on
April 10 in a message from the
War Department, which was re
ceived by his wife, Mrs. Eline
Liner Jones, of Canton.
Pfc. Jones received shrapnel
wounds in the back and is confined
to a hospital in the Pacific thea
tre, according to information re
ceived. He entered the service .in
March, 1942, and went overseas
more than a year ago. At the
time he entered the service he
was employed by the 'Champion
Paper and Fibre Company.
Legion Groups To Sponsor
Memorial Day Program
The local post of the American
Legion and the Legion Auxiliary
will hold a special memorial ser
vice here next Wednesday after
noon at Greenhill Cemetery at
3:30. at which time 39 Gold Star
Certificates will be presented to
families of men killed in World
War II. Flags will be given families
of men killed in World War I, and
also flags to Spanish American
War men who died in action.
Chaplain Ellis Youngdauhl, of
Moore General Hospital, will be
the speaker of the occasion, and
W. H. Burgin, commander of the
local Legion post will be in charge.
Information on other men from
this immediate vicinity who have
been killed during this war is be
ing sought by the Legion.
Certificates will be given for the
following men:
Jack Rathbone. Joe Blaine
James, David Stentz. James Shook
Queen, Samuel H Sherrill. Grey
Winchester, Fuller Roberson, Rufus
Hunter Blackwell. Ralph Moody,
Luther Buff. James A. Clark. J. A.
Knight, Jack Gibson. William Med
ford. Jr., Cecil Yount. Claude W.
Underwood, Jule Welch Tate, Ken
neth Moore, Oscar Howell. Willie
Messer, Hillard McGaha. Richlyn
Holt, James Clark.
McKinley F. Paiton, Joseph
Underwood. Clarence L. Scruggs,
Thad O. Chafin, Haywood N. Smith,
George Plott, Henry Clay Duna
vant, Harry Noland, Marion Green,
Floyd Thomas Grasty, Homer V.
Conard, Willard Segle, Cecil R.
Robinson, William Earl Leather
wood, Richard Ciem Jenkins, Fer
guson B. White.
Commissioner Of
Agriculture Here
To See Test Farm
W. Kerr Scott. State Commis
sioner of Agriculture, spent Wed
nesday in the county on officii) I
business. He was accompanied by
Bill Auston. ( of West Jcfferswi,
newly appointed member of the
State Agricultural Board.
They were joined by D. Reeves
Noland, also member of the board
and together the three inspected
the state test farm here and will
also go to Ashe county to inspect
the farm there.
Electricity Off For
For Four Hours
The electric current will be off
in the Waynesville area on Sunday
from 2 to 6 o'clock, it was learn
ed yesterday from G. C. Fergu
son, city maanger.
Mr. Ferguson stated that it was
necessary to have the power off
for this length of time in order
that the lines going from the rail
road area to the sub-station
paired. ;
Funeral Services
To Be Held Today
For Mrs. C. N. Sisk
Last riles will he held thh
afternoon at 2 o'clock at the First
Methodist church for Mrs. Nan
nie Robertson Sisk. wife of Dr.
C N. Sisk, director of the district
health department composed of
the counties west of Asheville.
Mrs. Sisk died at her home on
Tuesday afternoon at 5:25 aflw
an illness of several months.
Rev. J. Clay Madison, pastor nf
the church, and Rev. Robert (.
Tatum, rector of Grace Episcopal
church will officiate. Burial wlh
be in Green Hill cemetery.
Serving as pallbearers will be:
Ben Sloan. Charles Ray. Jimmy
Neal. Robert Livingston. J. E. Ma.--sic.
W. R. Francis, Ralph Prcvo.!.
and Dan Watkins.
Mrs. Sisk was a native of
Vienna. Md.. and had resided in
Waynesville for the past eleven
years. She was a member of thv
Woman's Club, and other social
and religious groups. She had
made many friends during her res
idence in this area.
Surviving are her husband, one
son, Dr. W. N. Sisk. former heaUh
officer of Buncombe county, now
a resident of Kalamazoo. Mich.;
one daughter. Mrs. Helen Sisk '
Scott, of Waynesville; one grand
son. George Scott, Waynesville,
one granddaughter, Joan Sisk.
Kalmazoo. Mich.; one sister, Mrs.
A. F. Richardson, of SufTok. Va.,
and two brothers. Reginald Rob
ertson. New York City, and Roy
Robertson, Alexander, Va.
Garrett Funeral Home was in
charge of the arrangements.
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