Estra Bund for
PttWished In The County Seat Of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
NO. 22 12 Pages
WAYNESVILLE, N. C. THURSDAY, MAY 31, 1945 (One Day Nearer Victory)
$2.00 in Advance in Haywood and Jackson Counties
I u 1
ayton Employees To Get 'E' Award Tuesday
Li Un To
U Awards In
Lpany Officials and
litary Units lo
ticipate In Pres
Uci of The Dayton Rub
r u .ir,ht F mid. Dav-
Faii in " 1 'o"-
-a,., tin- Armv-NavY
in recognition of their
" i .1.. Ilmiii nert
It'lflll'lS 10 U" K-"v
lying i lie nation's armed
Lroniomi's win be held at
1,1 at 2:45. The men ana
f the plant who have
u-itii such eflicicncy and
Lion that the needed sup-
ley have proouceu uuiu
when needed, will near
cm Hal!, and other dis
til euests something of
liralion their country has
1 workers who arc turning
ilucliiin for the fighting
luii Woody, president of
it National Bank, will be
lit ceremonies, and will
address of welcome after
ing of America, led by the
rmy Service Forces band
Ishevillc. and the high
land of Waynesville.
tl. Hall will present the
vy "E" pennant, which
raised under Old Glory
rps of military police from
Istribution Center in Ashe-
Rogers, plant manager,
s the acceptance response,
iy congratulatory talk
Frcedlander, president of
pitmiander Ralph M. Di-
MC. of the Naval Hos-
kheville. will present the
E" Insigna, which
accepted in behalf of the
men in the armed forces
Diinmr Games, a former
of the company. Pvt.
II lurti the pins over to
losers, for management,
fuel w. Killian and Fran-
irton. reprcsentins em-
Icremony has been timed
plit second, and will lake
p minutes. The singing
liar hpangled Banner will
formal ceremonies to an
pers stand has been built
''' t of the flag pole in
"n- Plant, and the pro
of held there unless rain
to be IrancforroH tn i
..-,... . J
ate decorations will be
or the occasion
l hiBh-rankini? military
are scheduled to attpnH
monies, as well as direc-
othcr officials of the D.v.
Ning will be marto nf Iho
Ms, and broadcast from
"m to 5:30 on Tues-
:Oll. TW tn milHon,,
Ins, only employees, their
u invited guests of the
ws. will attend, and
reason. Dlans ha. i
f have the ,... i.
l later in the day.
ceremony will last
minutes, it u,m o
I Po" tl,e workers and
Ii kab'e quality of
ll Wa-Vncsvillc plant has
ouniry since the war
On Dayton Program Tuesday
?fuhel Bnfu Maiional Foundation Spent Season wni
JONATHAN WOODY, president
of First National Bank, master of
FRANK C. ROGERS, plant
manager, will accept the pennant.
(wnk. AAV: : "w-iiiwivt 8
A. L. FREEDLANDER, president
of Daynton Rubber, will bring a
LT. COL. F. G. HALL, of Wright
Field, who will present Army-Navy
FlnPl0VC nf IK.. -. x
Lr" . L , Pin after the
inn I "S beC" male.
fibers of the military
g for the award cere-
lie h . of tnc com-
liation f the efforts of
es toward wiing the
that ai, 1 "ogers an"
friilie c"'Poyees and
at he a yees party t0
in th u etarl
n ern CVenlng With
ing Uuunent Previous to
f the Plant
hreon Air Forces
It rL snowng the de-
Iand th; l"e are
1 Provided GaP, Str,n
P- on pBgT3,naUng
The Bethel Baptist church ob
served the 100th anniversary of
its founding on Sunday, May 27.
with an appropriate all-day serv
ice, starting with the morning ser
mon at 11 o'clock, at which time
Rev. T. F. Diet., of Sylva. brought
the centennial message.
The community churches coop
erated with the Baptist church in
taking part on the program. Rev.
11. T. Houts. Jr., pastor of the
Methodist church, and his choir
gave a number of special songs.
In the afternoon Rev. Lucius Rog
ers led the members of the Chris
tian Harmony group.
The church was organized on
May 23, 184.1. by the assistance of
the Old Locust Field Baptist
church of Canton, with 18 mem
bers. It has played a prominent
part in the religious life of the
Bethel section of the county.
The opening prayer at the moi n
ing session was given by Prof.
W. P. Whitesides, principal of the
Bethel high school. Rev. Dcilis in
his message told of the hundred
years of service of the church.
A picnic lunch was served at
12:30 and at 1:30 the group re
assembled and opened the after
noon session with congregational
R. E. Sentelle. whose family
have long been active in the work
of the church, gave a history of
its contribution to the commun
ity. Others taking part on the pro
gram were B. F. Green, Jim Hog- ,
ers. M. T. Mann, and Rev. A. E !
Peek, a former pastor of the
eluirc,. - , j
Around 300 attended both the I
morning and afternoon services, i
which included members and
friends of the church in the coun-j
n Haywood Polio ; At junaiuska
Patients During Last Year
Waynesville Has Larg
est Class In History;
Term Ends Successful
This week-end will mark the he-
Waltor West, Stl- ginning of five commencement
Offices To Be
Closed On Friday
The rationing board olliee
will be closed all day Friday,
June 1st. according lo an an
niiiH ciiicnl yesterday by th
clerk of the board. This is in
nounccmcnt yesterday by the
lions I ruin headquarters iKil
the first Friday which talis on
a working day the olliee v, ill
be closed to the public.
Sgt. Hilliard Norris
Killed In Plane
A total of J10, 410 42 was spent
on infantile piralysis patients last
year by the Rational Foundation,
it was learnej here when ('. II
(,'rablrec, stale representative, held
a conference with the Haywood
Polio commute Jonathan Woody
is chairman .' the local group
There are fur children still be-
I ing hospitalized at the Charlotte
I Memorial I lospital from Haywood,
and- the cost to the local Polio
I fund is SilliO Jer month This ex
pense is being borne by the llay-
1 wood County Chapter until all of
its funds are exhausted at which
time the National Foundation will
send a substantial check to the
Haywood county treasurer of the
fund until' suili time another appeal
perintentlent of Way
nesville District, To
The opening program of the
Methodist Assembly at Lake .1 tin
aluska uill be given at II o'clock
Sunday morning. June ;i. with Dr.
Walter Ii West, superintendent of
the WnyncsMlIc district, deliver
ing the sermon
The Assembly will he open to
its residents and visitors during
the summer and will present ap
propriate daily programs in ac
cordance with the directives of the
government's war-time transpor
tation agencies, it has been an
nounced b Rev. Dr. F. S. Love,
OUT directives. Dr. Love points
out. will permit meetings for rec
ine delivery ol llie iron lungirealion.il and vocalioi.a!
was imrcha.scd some thirty
days ago is expected around the
first two weeks in June The iron
lung will be kept at the Haywood
A recent report showed that the
National Foundation spent $7r7.1(i"
SSgt. Hilliard Norris. son of
Mr. and Mrs. T. C. Norris. of
Waynesville, was killed in a plane
crash on May 13. in Dutch New
Cuinea. according to information
received by the parents on Satur
day. Sgt. Norris was serving with the
AAF as a crew chief and had been
overseas since October 10, 1944.
lie entered the service as a vol
unteer on .kinuary 7. 1942. and
first reported for training at .... , ,, ' .
Wi.chita Falls. Tex . after which .r,va,.e 8011 "
he received further training at ".L ol
March Field and Ontario. Calif. , i'ftvi 8
He left .from -San Frau:icr f6r' . rSll'T'T.?'-'"
Sgt. Norris was a graduate of
the Waynesville Township high
sciiooi ana oi iviars run c oiioge. i
At the lime he entered the service
Pvt. Ernest Rogers
; Freed, Returns
SAMUEL W. KILLIAN will ac
cept the "E" emblems in behalf of
LT. COM. RALPH M. DICOS
OLA.. M. C. will present the Army
William R. Toy Cpl. C. H. Duckett
Seaman 1st Class I Wounded In Aciion
Killed In Aaction jln Germany
William Robert Toy, seaman first
class, husband of Mrs. Addie Bell
Toy, of Waynesville. R.F.D. No.
1, and son of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph
Toy, of Sylva, has been killed in
action in the Pacific theatre on
May 22, according to a message
received by his wife from the
Seaman Toy, a mica miner, at
the time he entered the service,
was inducted at Camp Croft on
May 17, 1944, and was sent to
Camp Peary, Va., for his boot
training, after which he was trans
ferred to Norfolk, Va., for further
training before he was assigned to
According to the message from
the Navy Department Seaman Toy
is buried in an Allied cemetery
on an island in the Pacific.
In addition to his wife and
parents he is survived by one
small daughter, Bonnie Janett
Toy, age four; two sisters. ' of
Sylva, one brother, of Rice, Wash
ington, and his fraternal grand
father, Jim Toy, of Sylva.
Corporal Charles II. Duckett.
son of Mr. and Mrs. S. A. Duckett .
of Clyde, R.F.D. No. 1, was
wounded in action on April 18
in Germany, according to infor
mation received by his wife, the
former Miss Lorena Rogers, of
Clyde, R.F.D. No. I.
Cpl. Duckett entered the service
in December, 1942, and was in
ducted at Fort Bragg. He was
sent from there to Camp Haan.
Calif., and then directly overseas.
Cpl Duckett has served in Eng
land, France and Germany since
he arrived overseas. He has been
in Germany since October. 1944.
He has been awarded the Bronze
Star for meritorious achievement
and the Purple Heart.
At the time he entered Hie ser
vice he was a member of the
school faculty of the Bethel school
2 Haywood Men
Two Haywood county men. I'lc.
Robert K L. I'arton. Waynesville.
and Pre William A Dills. Waynes
ville, R.F.D. No. I. who are serving
with the Eighth Air Force were
among those under the command of
Gen. James II. D. Doolittle, who
were congratulated for their part
in the defeat of Germany.
Airmen of the Eighth were the
first Americans to attack Germany
The aerial crews flew a handful of
unescorted bombers against the
powerful Lutfwaffe, and proved
the feasibility of an American idea
precision daylight bombing over
After beating the Luftwaffe into
relative impotentcy, the Eighth
threw its growing weight against
Germany's rail systems and vital
sources of oil and thus paved the
way for the march of the Allied
Armies across Europe.
he was employed as a shipping
clerk at the Krkraft Industries.
Sgt. Norris has (I brother in the
service, William Norris. CM 2c.
who is now serving in the South
Pacific. Another brother. Lf.
Johnny Norris. U S Infantry, who
has recertlly returned from 24
months overseas duly, has been
discharged from the army.
Others surviving in addition to
his parents and brothers mention
ed 'are two sisters. Mrs, Claude
Walker, of Kiiigspoil. 'I'enn . and
Miss Dorothy Norris, of VV'avnes-
I vi lie. and another brothel. Tommy
1 Norris. ol Wavnesville.
tary eoMU&ftiiniir. ;me
sage received by his wife, Mrs.
Anna Bell Rogers, of Clyde.
R.F.I). No. 1.
Pvt. Rogers was first reported
missing in action in Holland on
October 29. 1944, and later in
i November was reported lo be a
Mrs Itogers received the ofl'cial
notice of her husband's liberal ion
and return lo the States from the
vocal mi. al purposes
and w hen I hey are held under
church auspices there may also be
instruction and worship for those
Concerning I h e approaching
32nd session of the Assembly,
which is owned and controlled by
the Methodist Church. Dr. Love
stated. "In order to cooperate
fully in the emergency measures
we will not advertise our meet
ings in the customary manner nor
will we take any steps to Induce
a large attendance. But a wel
come will be extended to all who
desire to spend their vacations at
Lake Junaiuska and 8 daily pro
gram of religious recreational
and . educational fav' w ill b
presentVd durfrig tltfe'i4i."u which
pns' wfllchilly on JtJ.4e i'jtl
TO TAKE VACATION
Mrs. Evelyn A. Osborne, super
intendent of the Haywood County
Hospital, begins her vacation this
week She will spend the week
end in Chapel Hill with her
daughter. Miss Anne Osborne, who
is a student at the University.
Memorial Day Service Held
At Green Hill Cemetery Here
Made On Mondays
DAR To Honor
The June meeting of the Dorcas
Bell Love Chapter of the Daugh
ters of the American Revolution
will be a luncheon meeting held
at the Waynesville Country Club,
honoring the state regent. Mrs.
Preston B. Wilkes, Jr.. and Mrs.
W. Beatty Farr, State chairman of
the Good Citizenship Pilgrimage
Mrs. Wilkes and Mrs. Farr will
arrive in town on Wednesday aft
ernoon and be the guests of Col.
and Mrs. J. Harden Howell at
"We realize that our nation has
been built upon a solid foundation.
Men have died for justice and the
principles for which they stood.
Sometimes the cost has been so
much." said Major E. U. Young
dahl, chaplain at Moore General
Hospital, who made the address at
Grade Gets Picnic
For Contest Award
The sixth grade of the Central
Elementary school enjoyed a picnic
at the City Park yesterday, as a re
ward for getting the most points
in the recent contest staged in con
nection with Clean-Up week.
G. C. Fergusen, chairman of the
campaign, was in charge of the
picnic given the graders. Claude
Rogers is teacher of the grade, as
well as principal of the school.
68 Women Attend
Sixty-eight Haywood county wo
men attended the slip cover dem
onstration sponsored by the coun
ty home agents which was held
here at the court house on Mon
day morning. Members from 14
of the 18 Home Demonstration
Clubs were present. Also attend
ing were several visitors from var
ious sections of the county.
The demonstration was given by
Miss Elizabeth Williams, assistant
specialist in home management
and house furnishings of the state
A. D. Stuart and G. K. Middleton,
seed specialists from the State
Extension Service, Raleigh, visited
the state test farm here this week.
As of Today:
Killed in action 9t
Missing; in action 2V '
Total :;.. ua
All applicaions lo the war price
control and the rationing board
and the mileage rationing panel
must he presented to the loej.l ! the Memorial Day service held in
board on Monday of each week, i Green Hill cemetery by the local I
so that the applications may lie
classified so that the board may
lake action on the following 'lues-
day, it was announced yesterday
by the chairman of the two boards.
Applications under these include
shoes, rubber boots, tires and gas
oline. Rufus Slier is chairman of
the war price and control rationing
board and Guy Massie, chairman
of the mileage panel.
C. of C. Officials
To Talk Friday
At Rotray Club
Rotarians wil lhear Dr. Stuart
Robcrson. president and Miss S.
A. Jones, secretary of the Cham
ber of Commerce, in the regular
weekly program here Friday. The
officials will outline the plans of
the organization for the coming
Last week Frank Rogers of
Dayton Rubber, and Ned Tucker,
personnel manager of the firm,
showed a film to the club, based
on industrial developments over
the past twenty years, and predic
tions of things to become common
place within the next few years.
' Mrs. M. H. Reeves has returned
from Greenville, S. C, where she
visited her brother, who was injur
ed in an accident several days ago.
I post of the American Legion yes
i tcrday aftrnoon at 3:30 o'clock,
j Then referring to the past and
I its heritage, the speaker asked
that the future be considered and
: he made an appeal to every Ameri
can citizen lo work for promotion
I of an honest peace, stating that.
I with the individual was the begin
1 ning of the ideals that shaped the
policy "I a nation.
The speaker was introduced by
J. C. Brown, who told of ids It
years in the service, with two
i spent overseas. Major Youngdahl
was pastor of a church in Chicago
in 1941 when he was called back
into service. '
The impressive program was
opened by selections by the high
school band, followed by prayer
by Rev. S. R. Crockett, veteran of
World War 1.
Col. J. Harden Howell present
ed citations to the families of the
men who have paid the supreme
sacrifive in World War II, after
which J. C. Patrick called out the
names of the men who served in
the Spanish American War and
World War I. As the names were
called members of the family step
ped forward and were presented
flags which were placed on the
The service closed with selec
tions by the band and the sounding
optMtv wfltciuily on Jt4.e i'JU with
the annual observance of Hay
wood County Day.
The meeting for the North Car
olina Commission for the Blind
will be held at the Lake this sum
mer and is scheduled to open its
sessions on Monday.
Wm. Whitesides, Jr.
Wins First Place
In F.F.A. Contest
Bethel liov Takes First
Place In District
Speaking Contest At
! William Whitesides. Jr., of I lie
j Bethel school, won first place ill
I the Future Farmers ol America
public speaking cnniest held at
' Cullowhco last week between rep
( resentatives ul school of Haywood,
Jackson. Macon. Swain and Gra
l ham counties.
j Young Whitesides wrote his own
speech, the subject being. "Chein-
i istry in Agriculture " lie will rep-
i resent the Smoky Mountain Fu
ture Farmer Federation in a dis-j
i t rit-t contest to be held in Ashe- 1
ville sometime ne.xl month. The
! winner of the Ashcvillo meet
go to Raleigh to compete in the
I State Future Farmers of America
contest in July.
William is an honor student and
a member of the sophomore class.
He is the reporter of the Bethel
Future Farmers of America Chap
ter, and he is a gifted musician.
Jane Wyche Wins
Jane Wyche. valedictorian of
the graduating class of the Way
nesville Township high school, has
been given the sixth annual award
of the Reader's Digest Associa
tion lor students who by successful
work give promise of attaining
leadership in the community, it
was announced this week by M.
H. Bowles, district, superintendent
Since 1937 The Reader's Digest
Association has presented these
awards yearly in senior high
schools throughout the United
Stales and Canada to the highest
honor student of the graduating
classes. The awards are part of
the educational program sponsor
ed by the Association and were a
logical outgrowth of the wide use
of the Reader's Digest in school
This honorary subscription to
the Digest is for one year and an
engraved certificate from the edi
tors will accompany the award.
programs in high schools of the
county, and the end of a success
ful school year. Diplomas will be
awarded to 240 graduates from
the live schools, which is one of
the largest group of graduates
to finish in one year.
The Waynesville class breaks
all records, with 129 graduates,
while Bethel is second with 41,
Clyde has 36, Fines Creek 22, and
Crabtrce 18, making a total of
The Canton schools will close
on the 13th, with 75 graduates,
according to A. J. Hutchins, su
perintendent. This is the first time Haywood
schools have had the nine-month
term. This is also the last year
under the eleven grade system and
next year there will not be a grad
uating class, as the 12th gmde
plan goes into effect.
M. II. Bowles, county superinten
dent of education, was high in bin
praise of both students and teach
ers yesterday of the 100 percent
cooperation given in all the war
time drives and campaigns during
"We are working up a final re
port on the sale of war stamps and
bonds through the schools now.
and it will go far beyond our fond
est expectations," he said. "In
the Red Cross and Infantile Para
lysis drives, the schools exceeded
their quotas, while the annual
Christmas and Easter sales were
above normal this year. The en
tire school system has really done
a grand job." he continued.
Rev. J, Clay Madison, pastor of
! th First Methodist church, will
deliver the "baecafaareate sermon
for the graduates of the Waynes
ville Township high school on
Sunday night at 8 o'clock at the
high school auditorium. There will
be no church services that evening
in Hie community as all congrega
tions will assembly lor the annual
sermon at the school.
Rev. M. Ii. Williamson, pastor
of the Presbyterian church, will
give the invocation and Rev. Rob
ert G. Tatuni. rector of Grace
Episcopal church, will give th"
The processional of a mixed
chorus will sing "See the Conquer
ing Hero Comes" by Handel, and
will be accompanied by Jean
Hyatt, who will also play the re
Several numbers will be given
by the chorus and Miss Ida l-nii
Gibson, soloist, will sing "The
Lord s Prayer", by Malotte.
On Wednesday night the final
exercises will be held with the
diplomas presented to the 12.1
graduates, the largest class ever
to graduate from the local high
school, by M. H. Bowies, district
superintendent of schools.
The invocation will be given by
Rev. L. G. Elliott, pastor of the
First Baptist church, following the
processional, which will be accom-
H i panied by Miss Nancy Killian.
i ivuss Joanne Boone will give the
! salutatory address and Miss Jane
Wyche will deliver the valedictory.
Class orations will be given by
: James Siske, Frances Williams and
I la Jean Evans.
The class will be presented by
Carlton E. Weatherby, principal of
the high school.
Of special interest this year will
; be the awarding of the DAR Good
i Citizenship Pilgrimage pin and
: bond to be presented to Jane
j Wyche, state winner, by Mrs. Pres
ton B. Wilkes, Jr.. of Charlotte,
state regent of the North Carolina
State DAR, and Mrs. W. Beattv
Farr, Jr., of Greensboro, stale
chairman of the committee. Dur
ing the presentation of the DAR
awards Mrs. W. F. Swift, local
chapter regent, will preside and
Mrs. T. Lenoir Gwyn will intro
duce the state officers.
J. C. Brown will present the
American Legion awards to the
outstanding boy and girl in the
Junior high school.
Mrs. J. C. Brown will present
the American Legion Auxiliary
A number of musical numbers
will feature the program including
a solo, "Ava Maria", Schubert, bjt
Miss Ida Lou Gibson, and a sextet,
"Lift Thine Eyes", by Mendols
sohn, composed of Ann Fanner.
Ida Lou Gibson, Eloise Martin,
Bebe Medford. Agnes McClure and
Betty Jo Gaddy. . :
Rev. S. R. Crockett, pastor
of the Hazelwood Presbyterian
(Continued on pare 6) .