The Waynesville mountaineer
Published In TheCounty Seat Of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
FIRST YEAR NO. 23
WAYNESVILLE, N. C. THURSDAY JUNE 7, 1945 (One Day Nearer Victory)
$2.00 in Advance in Haywood and Jackson Counties
Ijn Street Building
ing Remodeled For
w 5c and 10c Store
Ll Room Building
Id To Out-Of-Town
i i). ...Hi business
-oup " 1 .
r buushl the building on
arret no occupied by the
Lffli. ana f'
, at once lor meir new
the Carolina 5c, 10c and 25c
a nc firm for Waynesville.
sac was completed this
The building was owned
Rose and Jonathan Woody.
. nrice was made public.
hiding fronts 20 feet on
trcet. The building nas a
basement. nd apartments
;r 1. Harden, general mana
ehc Carolina Stores, said
Iforl would he made to push
nodding to completion at
dale, and the store would
hmediately. He had con-
here yesterday making
r . 1 t I
ptir the new ironi, aim oilier
chain now lias four other
in Morganton. Drcxel, Val-
fcnd liuthcrfordton. The
I'Ticc is in Morganton.
building is in the heart of
kiness district, and for the
lar or so has been occupied
tool room Before that i(
Id by a chain grocery store.
wisioii had been made yes-
Ifor any work on the second
tiding further investigation
wood County 1
e College Club
Taylor, general secretary
pate College Alumni Asso-
will be a special guest of
wood County State College
a dinner meeting to be
rrc tonight at the Green
h Hoom at 7:30 o'clock.
pylor will bring the spcak
W evening with him. W.
fence, of Canton, president,
oe Howard It. Clapp,
wsviiie is secretary of the
dub. which is composed
nd 30 members.
plomas Last Night
On Local Course
A hole-ln-one, on the fourth
hole, was the record of G. B.
Sessions here Wednesday
mprnlng, on the Waynesville
Golf Course. Mr. Sessions
was ploying foursome, and
did not see the "perfect shot".
His three companions were on
the green at the time the shot
was made. B
The shot was 204 yards.
Mr. Sessions is general Man
ager of the Ware Shoals Man
ufacturing Company, and has
played the course often. He
was here for the Dayton cere
mony Tuesday, and stayed
over to play golf.
Lt. Col. Hall Gives Pennant To Dayton Employees
w v v- .. i i
Buried Here On
Saturday At 3:00
Funeral services were conducted
at the Garrett Funeral Home on
Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock
for Mrs. Luna Morgan Schulhofer,
68 widow of the late Dave L.
Schulhoftr, of Waynesville, who
died Wednesday night at the home
of her daughter, Mrs. Fritz Schul
hofer, in Aiken, S. C after a long
illness. Rev. L. G. Elliott of the
First Baptist church here, of
which Mrs. Schulhofer was a mem
ber, officiated. Burial was in Green
Serving as pallbearers were: Al
bert Abl, R..L. Coin, John Boyd,
Linwood Grahl. Joe Tate. Spaul
don Underwood, Walter Crawford,
and Hurst Burgin.
Mrs. Schulhofer was a native of
Transylvania county, but had re
sided here the greater part of her
She is survived by one daughter,
with whom she had made her
home in Aiken for the past several
years; three sons, Max. of New
Hampshire, Cpl. Arthur Schul
hofer, of California, and E. J.
Schulhofer, of Hazel wood; two
brothers, Jim and Walter Morgan,
of Winstoa-Salem, and one sister.
Mrs. Mimmie Marks, of Charlotte.
'1 mi. .. " w m
Here Lt. Col. F. G. Hall, center, is unfolding the Army-Navy E Hag. as Frank Honors, loll, plant
manager, and Samuel W. Killian, right, representing employees, accept the Hay. In the backj;i ound air
part of the fifty occupying the stand, and some of the Allied flags.
Dayton Rubber Employees
Army-Navy E Award Here
Pvt. Fred Webb
Dies In Germany
Highlights of j
Held Mere As Waynes
ville Plant (liven Ilijih
j The setting for the dedication
Private Fred Webb, 20. son of WM ideal facti Hollywould
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Webb, of would have had a hard time build-
Waynesville. R.F.D. No. 1. has ing a better one. "Reservoir Hill
been reported among Hie casual- across th highway, and back of
ties. He died in Germany on
May i, from wounds received in
combat, according to information
to his wife from the War Department.
the women in colored dresses
brought out the dark green even
hundred and twenty-three
received their diplomas
cosing exercises at the
'"C Townshio hieh srhnnl
' night, which were open
1 the invocation h n.,:
;ilitt. M. II. Rwl.
!HMt of the district schools,
nnc Boone, salutatorian,
address nt ..i ,
n u. "cirauie, ana
orations wero ni.. u..
Jske, Frances wuiinm
T. Evans. The rl .
d "i" Carlcton v w...
W'Pal, who paid tribute
work they had done.
Jr of awards were made
evening including the
vi (1 I Mil rtnllmw. 1. 1
"esion b. Wilkp
state regent of the
P'n and rprtinn.
Boatty Fa""' jr
' ,8le chairman, to
"yChe M'lnn .
An n:, : m me
Mrs w i- o...i.
and Mrs T T A
id th Len'r Gwyn
ld the state regent.
nBrol. on behalf of the
Legion presented the
' -'tensh n r,t x .
?lrl from tho
I, and DnnaM i
C- Brown nou -
awarric rf' Panted
sehrli "elen Cld
nber of mci;., .... .
fn dun. "umoer
solo hvinxLeve-n.,n8 I
InJ - "IfS. Id T va
ff.i.:. ''mer. Ida t,..
ne Men, ,1 ' "eDe Med-
Amanda Elizabeth Adams, Mary
Joanne Boone, Margaret Brcndlc,
Bruce Arthur Briggs. Doris Iona
Briggs, Florence Charlene Buch
anon, Ruth Carolyn Burgin. Peggy
Sue Burgin, Lily Mae Cagle, Mil
dred Caldwell, Callie Awcnda
Clarke, Lawrence Clark, Jr., Henry
Clayton, Jr., Jane Cline, Anna
Katherine Cope, Eve Bethel Cow
an, Betty Jo Crocker, Mary Sue
Roy Cogdill, Joseph B. Compton.
Hugh Compton, William Davis,
Blanche Elizabeth Davis, Elizabeth
Jane Davis, Lewis Dotson, Ha Jean
Evans, Anne Vivian Farmer, Claude
Ferguson, Richard Henry Frank
lin, Calvin Talmage Francis. Bar
!; Jane Francis, William Thom
as Freeman, Dorothy Eloise Fuller,
Noble Wiley Garrett, Jr., Carol
Betty Jo Caddy, Nella Sue Gar
land, Pollyana Glbbs, Ida Lou Gib
son, Mary Jozee Green, Pearl
Green, Clarence William Harrell,
Gilbert Lee Hembree, Mildred
Jean Hall, Lillian Lucille Hannah,
Claire Esther Hoyle, Jack Howell,
William Lee Howell, Robert Alna
Hyatt, Ned Jones, James Donald
son Kelley, William G. Kerley,
Wflllam Balfour Knight. Miriam
Dale Virginia Leatherwood
Hazel Leatherwood, Mary Charles
Leatherwood, Jerry Robert Leath
erwood, Verna Belle Leming, Dor
othy Lewis, Ray McCall, Martha
Eloise Martin, Rufus Massie, James
Ned Massey, William Mehaffey,
Roger " Boyd Medford, Thomas
Medford, Truett Walker Medford,
William Imbar Miller, Sarah
Moody, Susie Moody, Marjorie Lee
Mull, Agnes Pauline McClure,
Thelma McDanicI, Ruth Lillian
Ruth Frances McElroy, Mar
garet Alma Nelson, Floyd Earl
Norrls. James Hardy Noland, Betty
Jo Noland, Evelyn Otto, Frances
Louise Carton, Louise Gertrude
Palmer, Robert W, Phelps, Edith
(Continued on page 3)
Pvt. Webb entered the service j
on May 28, 1942, and was induct-
ed at Fort Bragg. He was sent to j
Miami Beach and later to Chanutc I
Field, after which he received
further training with the Air
Corps at the Maxton Air Base and
Fort Wayne. Ind.
He had been overseas for fifteen
months and when the American
armed forces entered Germany
was transferred from the AAF to
the Infantry and was serving with
the First Army.
At the time he entered the ser
vice he was employed by the Fair
ehilds Air Plant, Burlington.
Surviving arc his parents, his
wife, the former Miss Lois Trout
man, of Burlington, two sisters,
Mrs. George Moody, and Mrs.
Frank Foster, both of Waynesville,
R.F.D. No. 1; his fraternal grand
parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Webb,
of Ashcville, and his maternal
grandfather and step grandmother,
Mr. and Mrs Robert Grasty, of
Waynesville, and a brother-in-law
Sgt George Moody, now serving
The 10 Hags of Allied Na
tions were picturesque as the
breeze kept them rig'ld on
their masts. Old Glory, atop
the 40-foot pole, was just like
the ones shown in movies.
The WOWS of Dayton were at
their best, seeing that everyone
was seated comfortably, and car
rying out their many duties.
Police, patrolmen, guards
and deputies handled the large
number of ears with ease. .
The most impressive part of the
ceremony, according to this re
porter's opinion, was when the
b'00 Dayton employees fastened
their "E" pins on their thesis.
Killed In Action
j-' .V :i
WILLIAM ROBERT TOY, sea
man first class, husband of Mrs.
Addie Belt Toy. of Waynesville,
R.F.D. TVol 1, and son of Mr. and
Mrs. Ralph Toy, Of Sylva, who was
killed in action, in the Pacific thea
ter on May 22. At the time he
entered the service he was a mica
miner. He 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 sea duty. '
The plant was decorated in
(Continued on page 5i
"I have nut found a siliKle case
of failure of a regulator tubing
made by the Dayton Rubber Com
pany.'' said Col. F (j.. Hall, of
Wright Field. Day ton. Ohio, in his
presentation of Hie Army -Navy
"E" pennant in the impressive
ceremony which look place on
Tuesday afternoon on the grounds
of the plant near Waynesville
"Many u liver is alive today be
cause you did so well. For that
we thank you and commend you
and ask you to carry on untij tinal
victory.' concluded the speaker
Willi the weal her perfect and
enough breeze to keep the llaKs
of the t inted Nations above the
platform built lor (lie occasion.
Hying slilT the colorful program
was so perfectly limed thai at the
conclusion the band had 30 sec
onds left in which lo play an extra
stanza of I he Sl.ir Spangled Ban
The platform, on wlneli were
seated fitly dignitaries, including
officials and directors ol the com
pany. Navy and Army oiliccrs. town
and county odicialx. and represen
tatives of the employ ccs ol the
'Continued on page j'
W. A. Hyatt,
Funeral services were conducted
Wednesday afternoon at three
o'clock at the First Methodist
Church for William Arthur Hyatt.
G7. who died at his home on the
Fairview Road Monday morning
following an illness of several
months. Rev. J. clay Madison,
pastor of the church, officiated.
Burial was in Green Hill ceme
tery. Serving as active pallbearers
were: Thad O. Chalin. Dr. John II.
Smathers. Tbeo. MeCracken. L. M.
Killian, Dr. Sam Stringficld. Col.
J. H. Howell, Millard l'oteate. El
bert Morgan, and L. H. Bramlett.
Local veterans of the Spanish
American War served as honorary
Mr. Hyatt, a native of Waynes
ville. was born December 18. 1877.
the son of the late Pinkney E.
and Margaret Jones Hyatt. He
was a member of one of the oldest
families of Western North Caro
lina. He received his education
in the Hay wood county schools and
A and M. Coll.'ge i later North
Carolina Slate College
Mr. Hyatt was the first volunteer
from this county in the regular
United States Army after the
sinking of the Ualtlcship PTaine.
lie served at Fortress Monroe and
in Honolulu during the Spanish
Returning to Haywood county
after the war he married Miss
Evelyn Sprague Mcintosh in 1903.
Soon alter his return here he
organized Hyatt and Company,
which is today one of the best
known and highly respected busi
ness firms in the county. Later he
organized and operated the Ashe
villc Manufacturing Company and
the Hyatt Manufacturing Company,
both at Emma, near Ashevllle. He
was also interested for many years
in lumber manufacturing in Hay
wood and adjoining counties.
Mr., Hyatt from early manhood
was in ithe pblftlcal and
civic ,qfflir orHaywod countM,
was' a vietnCtrfi' or Jji. orismal
hoard of trustees 'of the Haywood
county hospital. He worked tire
lessly for the.. establishment of this
institution and after the bonds
were voted, before taking any ac
tion he, with other members of
the board, made a number of trips
into other sections of the state
and adjoining states to make a
study of hospital construction,
equipment and operation
He devoted a great deal of time
and ell'ort to the detailed plans,
the construction and equipment of
the hospital Much of the early
success of the institution was due
to his efforts and interest.
Mr Hyatt resigned from the
(Continued on page four)
Dayton Officers See
Great Future For Area
"You are blessed here as few
communities arc. and with deter
mination ,are destined to grow and
become one of the best known
spots in America," W. G. Pickrel,
vice president of The Dayton Rub
ber Manufacturing Company, told
a group at a luncheon given Wed
nesday in honor of A. L. Freed
lander's birthday. The luncheon
was given by The First "National
Bank and Wcllco Shoe Corpora
tion at the Country Club. Indus
trial leaders, officers and key men
of the Dayton plant here were
Jonathan Woody was toastmas
ter, who presented Mr. Frecdland-
er after be had nil a huge birth
day cake, a gilt of employees of
the Waynesville plant.
Mr. Freedlander pointed out the
necessity of "balancing a commun
ity" put special stress on the
place for more religion after the
war. He mentioned the need of
a large commercial hotel, a
Y. M. C A . and a general expan
sion of the community life.
Mr. Priekrel in his brief talk,
pledged Dayton Rubber will grow
with the community "we will go
up to our ears on any and all
worthwhile projects we want to
improve, and help you improve
Now At Fort Dix
W illiam Chambers has received
word from his sons, Sgt. Ralph
Chambers and Pvt. William Cham
bers, who were both held as Ger
man prisoners and were recently
liberated. They have arrived in
the States and are now at Fort
Dix Sgt. Chambers reached this
country on June 3 and Pvt. Cham
hers on May 30. They plan to
come lo Waynesville in the near
. . Annual Haywood
Sunday Speaker County Day Will
1 ! Be Held Sunday
Picnic and Band Con
cert Will Be Featured
During the Day Ser
mon At Eleven.
Governor R. Gregg Cherry will
headline the 32nd annual Haywood
County Day at Lake Junaluska
Sunday. A record-breaking crowd
is expected to participate in a pro
gram which will include an old
fashioned picnic after the morn
service. Dr. Frank S. Love, superinten
dent, estimated yesterday that some
1,500 people would attend.
All Methodist churches in the
county will be closed for the day,
and unite in union services at the
Lake, with the morning service
starting at eleven o'clock, with Rev
R. O. Eller, pastor of the Central
Methodist church in Nashville,
The picnic will begin immediate
ly jifter the service and continue
until 1:30, at which time the 60
piece Waynesville high school band
will give an hour concert. Charles
Isley will direct the band.
Following the concert. Governor
Cherry will speak. He will be
presented by Glenn C. Palmer,
representative to the legislature
Rev. Walter B. West, superin
tendent of the Waynesville Dis
trict, will be the presiding officer
of the day.
An 8:30 evening service that
promises to attract hundreds will
be the sermon by Dr. Hoover Rup
pert. executive secretary of youth
work of the Methodist church
The appearance of Governor
Cherry at the Lake Sunday is tin:
first time he has visited Haywood
for a public appearance since be
coming governor last January.
Citation Given Dayton
Editor's note the following is the citation given Dayton
Rubber employees, by under secretary of the navy, and read
Tuesday by Lt. Commander Ralph M. DiCosola. of the Navy:
"For meritorious and distinguished service in the
United States of America, the Army-Navy Production
Award is hereby presented to the men and women of
the Thorobred Division of The Dayton Rubber Manu
facturing Company. By their unflagging spirit of
patriotism . . . by their acceptance of high resjionsi
bility ... by their skill, industry and devotion which
they are showing on the production front of the great
est war in history . . . they are making an enduring
contribution, not only to the preservation of their coun
try, but to the immortality of human freedom itself."
MISS MARY E. QUINLAN, dau
ghter of Mrs. Charles E. Quinlan,
of Waynesville, who is now serving
with the American Red Cross in
Germany Miss Quinlan, accord
ing to information sent from
American Red Cross headquarters
in European theater, is said to
probably be the first American Red
Cross girl to begin work on the east
side of the Rhine. Serving with
the Civilian War Relief, she cross
ed the Remagen bridgehead on
March 13. Since then she has been
(Continued on page 5)
GOV. GREGG R. CHERRY will
speak al Lake Junaluska Sunday
afternoon at 2.'Mi in the 32nd an
nual Haywood County Day. Other
features ol the day include a
picnic anil hand concert.
Mt. Airy Corps
Captain Tiielma Colton. pastor
of the Mountain Division of the
Salvation Arms, will be transfer
red to !lt Airy Corps of the
Army, according to Major Cecil
Brown, head ol I he division.
Capt. Colton, who came heie in
April, I!I37V from High Point to
assist Major Brown, will preach
her farewell service at the M-iulc
Springs Citadel on Sunday after
noon. June 10, at 3 00 o'clock. On
Saturday afternoon she will hold
an open air service on the court
house lawn in Waynesville.
Lt. Marguerite Morton, of Park
crsburg, West Va., who has re
cently graduated from the Salva
tion A. 'my Training College in At
lanU.: will fill the varancv .eie.raod
. by Uu- transfer t,i c, . it. ( 'ilton.
She will assist Major Brown in
the various duties in her work at
Capt. Colton. Oio has rendered
a remarkable service in the work
of the Salvalion Army in the
Mountain Division, has served as
pastor. preaching in seven
churches under the jurisdiction of
During (he seven years she has
served in tins area she was given
a leave ul absence and attended
the Salvation Army Training Col
lege in Atlanta Capt. Colton has
often taught I he Men's Bible Class
al the First liaplisl church here.
Nine Cadets To !
Attend CAP Camp
Nine cadets limn this area will
attend the Civil An Patrol Camp
to be held in Goldshoro beginning
June II, according to Lt Dan Wat
kins, commanding ollicer of the
Making up Hie group will be:
Johnny Hill, (ieorge Ray. Pink
Francis. Jerry Liner. Jr . Robt.
Hardin. .Sidney Rudisal. Ralph .1.
Arlington. Eugene Hampton and
The CAP conducts classes and
drills each Monday evening at the
Armory, beginning al 7.30 o'clock.
Miss Marty Mae U'ychc has re
turned home from Woman's Col
lege, Green iioro. tor the summer
vacation. She has as her guests
Miss Susan Bobbins, of Rocky
Mount, and Miss Lib Rogers, of
Private Charles R. Swayngiiu.
son of Grover C. Swayngim, of
Waynesville, R.F.D. No. 2. who has
been a German prisoner since Jan
uary 3, when he was first report
ed missing, was liberated on April
23. according to information re
ceived by his family.
Pvt. Swayngim. who has live
brothers in the service, entered the
army in April, 1942. and was train
ed at the following posts prior to
being sent to the Aleutian Is
lands: Camp Robinson. Ark.. Catno
Gordon, Ga.. and Seattle. Wash.
He was returned to the States
in March. 1944, and after a fur
lough at home was sent to Fori
Jackson and later Camp Campbell,
before he was sent lo the Euro
At the time he entered the ser
vice he was employed in the ship
yards in Philadelphia.
Wellco Plant Adds
At the number two plant of thp
Wellco Shoe Corporation equip
ment has been installed for soft
ball, volley ball, baseball and
horseshoes, according to informa
tion received this week.
The recreational facilities have
been installed back of the plant
for tlx benefit of the employees
Mrs. W. A. Grahl. of Chatsworth.
Ga.. arrived Saturday to visit her
son and daughter-in-law. Mr. and
... -.- ,, , , , Mrs- Linwood Grahl. Mrs. Grahl
Miss Ida Mcliallcy h it last week ! was accompanied by her son
for Salem. Ill . where she will visit! Wayne Grahl, of Oak Ridge Tenn '
her brother and sister-in-law, Mr. who returned on Monday' to his
and Mrs. Clinton Mehaffey. home
Shortage of Sugar Holdincr
Of Canning Certificates
Due to a temporary shortage of
sugar, all issuance ol canning sugar
was discontinued Saturday in this
district, and in a large part of the
The local War Price and Ra
tioning Office had sent out only a
small part of the canning sugar
certificates when the order came
through. More than 14,000 per
sons had applied for canning sugar
from the local board, and were
scheduled to get an 8-pound maxi
mum. District officers here yesterday
explained that no time was set
when the order will be lifted. They
said, "just as soon as the supply
of sugar warrants. Right now it
is at a low ebb, and there would
not be sugar to supply the demand
even if the certificates, were issued."
As of Today:
Killed in action 94
Missing in acton 23