THE . Waynesvilee Mountaineer
Published In The County Seat Of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
NO. 24 16 Pages
WAYNESV1LLE, N. C. THURSDAY, JUNE 14, 1945 (One Day Nearer Victory)
$2.00 in Advance in Haywood and Jackson Counties
w Quota In
,ia Efforts To
te Quota Under-
; Movie Premier
Be On 2nd.
A i5 ,orc man $325,000
hasp OI r-
,k .ir Loan
effort In nii". -
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tinier win r 1K lu
ll,c 22cici al I i ui
,1 uhich lime admission
Irrl Me In SI. l-ouis win
,d only Bonus win dc
H lobby of the iJieairc,
Lip. (luiipr. said.
wri-liasr of "rr l'e
w exceeded II"" qu"Ia 01
but I lie l)i lK "as tomc
l,uiui. willi a quota of
lilies as follows:
I A I .
Francis, war fund chair
yeslcrday that every cf
bc made to get workers
section of the county on
lo linim up to lagging
vie will he a large draw.
since the picture Is rated
of I he best made. A
br picture, it appeals to
and stars Judy Garland,
O'Brien. Mary Astor,
Bremer, Tom Drake, and
ers Are No
is no need to display
i slickers indicating the
Nline rationing held by
h Rufus L. Silcr, chair
k' board, said yesterday.
im was taken by ration-
to because of the use of
serially numbered ration
Tlie coupons arc A, B,
H also announced yes
Jt gas coupons B-6 and
not be good after June
pe who hold these un-
fai"Ps can excliance them
, i-uin-i niienaeni
r' and ,lohn NpnHhim
rtpr of the Park, wcn;
rs in Waynesville
r 'S.iii. inev unrn nn on
tr'P. having come here
-amp r,an fr, r.i
t't during the morning
" "'lie a s rr,,o..l.J
con,f back soon."
"".s side, and looks
w inspection trips
f r future.
fh Club Is Being
rC fOlllulpIn,! .1.:
?rated i -nmerce,
t"'l for yniintf i.
the rv ana spon
Fvcn to , "- " "8ur
To- v,"cn o clock
, -""icy and
"HI sr.-,.. . -
rs. ,::"- siting with
tW costs t0 tte
tie Of E War Bonds Lagging
Counties In This State
Says Governor Cherry
J. C. Patrick
J. C. Patrick was elected com
mander of the Waynesville Post
of the American Legion at Hie
meeting which was held on Fri
day night at which time the of
ficers for the ensuing vvcar were
Mr. Patrick succeeds Hurst
Burgin as commander. Others
who will serve with him include:
vice commander. Hurst Burgin:
adjutant, Frank Worthing; chap
lain, Rev. Robt. G. Tatum.
The other officers and commit
teemen will be announced at the
July meeting. Serving on the i
nominating committee were: .1. C. j
Brown. Rev. S. R. Crocketl. and i
Ben Phillips. !
The following committee was i
named to investigate and invite ;
other groups to formulate plans ,
for a fitting memorial for the vet
erans of the world wars: Colonel
J. Harden Howell, T. G. Massie.
end Rev. Mr. Tatum.
The Legionaircs joined the
members of the Auxiliary for a i
social hour following adjournment
of their business session.
Hold Cheese Salad i
Miss Mary K. Thomas. State Ex
tension nutritionist, will give a
salad and American cheese dem
onstration at an all-day meeting to
be held at Long's Chapel on next
Friday, June 22, it was announced
yesterday by Miss Mary Margaret
Smith, county home demonstration
The demonstrations will start -at
10:30 and continue until 3:30.
Those attending are asked to bring
their lunches with them, as there
will be no provision made for the
All the women in the county
arc invited to attend regardless of
whether or not they arc members
of a home demonstration club.
Pet Dairy Adds
To Local Plant
A 1,000-gallon refrigerating milk
storage tank of the latest design
has been installed at Pet Dairy
Products Company here. The new
piece of equipment will aid in
taking care of the increase volume
of milk the plant is now handling.
"The plant is up 25 per cent
on production over last year," R.
B. Davenport, district manager,
said this week.
An auxiliary ammonia compres
sor has also been added to the
plant to take care of the heavy
load of refrigeration required.
The general increase demand
for food is the answer to the in
crease volume, according to Mr.
Sales of the new milk sherbet
has also broken all expectations
I in sales, It was announced.
nere iNexx weeK
tics will be provided, for the mem
bers. Music, ping-pong, billiards,
table games and other amusements
will make up the long list of ac
tivities which will be available.
A snack bar will also be opcrat
ed, with appointed young people
Plans are to have an interesting
public program for the teen-age
group and parents when the club
is opened, with the high school
orchestra and other special featur
es of entertainment. Indications
yesterday were that the club would
open about the 22nd.
Application blanks Will be avail
able at the opening, others can be
had from Mrs. Bonner Ray, who
is serving as chairman of the committee.
Large Crowd Heard
(lovernor Speak At
Lake Junaluska Last
"Haywood county is one of Hie
key counties of Western North
Carolina, if not of the entire state."
said Governor H Gregg Cherry
in the opening remarks of his ad
dress al Lake .liinaluska un Hay
wood County Day which was held
on Sunday at the Methodist As
sembly. "The people of Western North
Carolina are the most loyal in the
United Stales, for it is here you
find the purest Anglo-Saxon blood
in America. Lake Junaluska of
fers a right and proper atmos
phere - l hat must spread over
great areas to help bring about
a condition among us all that will
; be more in accordance with the
spirit and the word of the Al
: mighty," lie continued.
"I served with many men from
Ibis section in World War I, and
I feel more like coming home
when I visit Haywood than I do
visiting." he commented in the in-
troduction to his address on the
; importance of religion in solving
the problems of today, which was
i beard by more than 1,500 persons
i gathered in the auditorium,
i "Beyond the borders of our own
! nrccinus land and far fim I he
actions of far too many indivi
duals are limited as to activity
and as to the worship of God.
Consider with me the untold thou
sands, including many Americans,
on page Hi
Lt. Thomas Stringfield. son -of
Dr. and Mrs. Sam L. Stringfield.
of Waynesville. who served in the
Pacific theatre for seventeen
months, has recently been awarded
the Bronze Star for services as
set forth in the following citation:
"In the name of the President of
the United Stales, the Command
ing General, Fleet Marine Force.
Pacific, takes pleasure in award
ing the Bronze Star Medal to
Lieutenant Thomas Stringfield,
United Slates Naval Reserve, for
service as set forth in the follow
"For heroic achievement in ac
tion against the enemy while serv
ing as assistant surgeon with a
Marine regiment on Pclcliu. Palau
Islands, on 15 and 16 September,
1944. When the regimental com
mand post was under heavy enemy
artillery and mortar fire. Lieuten
ant Stringfield, despite personal
danger and with great fortitude,
ma'dc continuous trips through
out the night around the area,
giving aid to the wounded and con
ducting them safely back to the
"During the morning of 16
September, 1944, when the com
mand post was still under heavy
mortar fire, he again made con
tinuous trips around the area giv
ing first aid to the wounded and
organized the remnants of his per
sonnel into an effective team to
care for the great number of casu
alties. His professional skill was
instrumental in the saving of
many lives and was an inspira
tion to the hien serving under him.
His great personal valor and devo
tion to duty maintained at great
risk were in keeping with the high
est traditions of the United States
As of Today:
Killed In action 95
Wounded ..t 213
Missing In action 25
Total ;- 358
Heads Farm Unit
GLENN C. PALMER was named
president of the Haywood County
Farm Bureau Federation, which j
was organized here Tuesday night.
Col. Bryan Conrad
Colonel Bryan Conrad, son of
Mrs. Janie Love McQuire, of Win
chester. Va., formerly of Waynes
ville, has been promoted to briga
dier general, according to informa
tion received here by his aunl,
Mrs. Robert II. Mitchell.
General Conrad, a graduate of
West Point, is a native of Way
nesville, and has been on General
Eisenhower's staff since the latter
has been serving in the European
Al the time tins country entered
Hie war General Conrad was re
siding in London, where he had
been attached to the ' American
Embassy for a number of years.
Will Get 50 New
Cars This Year
The WPB announcement that
200,000 passenger cars would be
manufactured this year gave many
local people encouragement of
getting one before 1946 rolls
A group of local automobile men
discussing the possibilities of new
car sales in Haywood, figured that
about 50 ' new cars of all makes
would likely be alloted this coun
ty. These fifty would be sold only
on high priority, such as to doc
tors, policemcnt and top essential
The figures were based on popu
lation, and taking Haywood as hav
ing an average number of "high
priority" users of cars. From best
checks, there are about ten
agencies in the county, which
would give the average dealer
about five cars each, if present
plans, and the law of averages hold
true in this instance.
One dealer said, "those who arc
neglecting their cars in the hopes
of getting a new one soon, better
watch out and take care of what
Everyone In A "Stew"
Over Canning, But No
Sugar Is In Sight
The canning sugar picture re
mains unchanged, which means
there just isn't any for local
would-be canners, it was learned
from the local board yesterday, as
they, too, anxiously awaited orders
from headquarters to resume is
The district office held up furth
er issuance of certificates recently
when the supply of sugar in the
nation became alarmingly low. At
the time, only a third of the 14,
000 Waynesville applications had
been filled. The remaining more
Building Permits Now
Required In Hazelwood;
Fire Zones Being Wade
Auto Stamps On
Sale At Post
Oftice For $5
The federal auto use $."
stamps are on sale at the local
post office. The stamps arc
lo he placed on every car be
fore July first.
The stamps are issued by
the treasury department
lliroiigh the post office. No
applications are necessary for
their purchase just the live
dollars in cash.
Sale of the stamps to dale
has been slow, it was learned.
With representatives from every
section of the county present, a
temporary organization of the
Haywood Farm Bureau Federation
was perfected here at a meeting
Tuesday evening at the court
house. Glenn C. Palmer was nam
ed president and C. C. Francis,
secretary and treasurer of the
temporary group, it was learned
from Howard R. Ciapp, county
The group was organized under
the sponsorship of Joe R. Wil
liams, assistant secretary, of the
State Farm Bureau Federation,
and Will 11. Rogers, organization
director, both of Greensboro.
The object of the organization
is to develop a well rounded pro
gram that will give farmers a
fair price for their products and
the Bureau works closely with all
farm agencies, it was pointed out
by Mr. Williams.
The Bureau promotes all phases
of agriculture and is divided into
three departments, namely: legis
lative, educational and develop
ment, with organizations in 46
of the 48 states in this country.
In North Carolina there are 35,000
farm families enrolled and in ad
dition more than 1.000 of the lead
ing business firms of the stale
hold memberships. In the nation
there are 00,000 families enroll
ed. In this county hurley and cat
tle will be emphasized in the pro
posed program of post-war devel
opment, it 'was pointed out by the
leaders as two of the most im
portant production fields in Hay
If the leaders who attended the
meeting here this week find suf
ficient interest in the county a
permanent organization will be set
up at a meeting scheduled for
July 3, at which time R. Flake
Shaw, of Greensboro, executive
secretary of the State organiza
tion, will be present and outline
In the meantime anyone inter
ested is asked to get in touch
with Glenn C. Palmer, C. C. Fran
cis, or Howard R. Clapp, county
W. Roy Francis spent Monday
and Tuesday in Raleigh on busi
ness. than 9.000 people arc having to
wait until the orders are changed.
The local personnel of the war
price and rationing board are an
swering hundreds of questions
daily about the situation, but their
answers all boil down, to "we
haven't the slightest idea when we
will be told to issue more can
ning sugar, and the district office
gives us the lame answer."
And all the while, everyone is
in a "stew", but there's no sugar
to sweeten the situation.
State Building Code
Will Be Followed: G.
C. Summcrrow Is
Announcement was made yes
terday that a building permit must
he secured before any building or
repairing ran lc made in the town
limits of Hazelwood.
The slate building code is being
followed by the town in carrying
out the ordinance, and any person
falling to secure proper permit
before starting construction, re
pairing or remodeling, will be
liable to a fine of $50 or 30 days
Imprisonment, it was pointed out.
The town officials are setting
up tire zones in the town, and
plan to have the entire town area
zoned within the next week. This
will place certain restrictions on
buildings in all areas of the town.
The mayor and (own board
have named G. C. Summcrrow as
building inspector and he will al
so be charged with the issuance
of permits where applicants com
ply with the code.
Sgt. Dudley Moore
Returns From 18
"I love England and I like the
people, but I dislike intensely the
English weather," said Sgt. Dudley
Moore, AAF. who is home for a
30-day furlough, after which he
has been ordered to report to Fort
Sgt. Moore, former member of
the faculty of the Bethel high
.school, has served with thv Eighth
Air Force at their base in Nor
folk county, England, and has been
overseas for the past 18 months,
lie has not been definitely notified,
but like all men in his unit he
feels confident that he is en route
to the Pacific theatre.
Sgt. Moore entered the service
in November, 1942, and was in
ducted at Camp Croft. He was
trained at 11 posts in this coun
try prior to being sent overseas,
the last being March Field. Calif.
Sgt. Moore insists that with the
exception of the fact that his bast
was in direct line of the buzz
bombs which the Germans sent
from Holland to London he has
had little "actual excitement", but
he reports that those who have
been sent from his outfit over
Germany and the men in the In
fantry in Europe have seen a
"Of course I was mighty home
sick," he said, adding that all the
men overseas arc homesick.
"I want to be right back here
in a school room . in Haywood
county and when the war is over
that's where I hope to be," he
commented when asked what he
wanted to da when the war is
Sgt. Moore, who is the son of
Mrs. Mary Moore, has been joined
by his wife, the former Miss Elva
Schreyer, of Fletcher, and they arc
at their home at Lake Junaluska.
Mrs. Moore has been teaching in
Fletcher during the time her hus
band has been in the service.
To Close Bible
The Daily Vacation Bible School
which has been in progress at the
Presbyterian church for the past
two weeks will close on Friday
with appropriate exercises Friday
night at 8:00 o'clock.
The Beginner, Primary and Jun
ior Departments will each partici
pate in the program and certifi
cates will be awarded those who
have attended the school.
The program will be directed
by Miss Mary Ann Dendy, who
has directed the school. She will
be assisted by Miss Nancy Killian,
Mrs. Dean Colvard and Mrs. M.
All the children together with
their parents and interested
friends are invited to attend the
To Preach Here
V v i
REV. .1. i; 1IUGG1W, lormor pas
tor of the First Methodist church,
now pastor in Durham, will fill the
pulpil of lus former church here
al the morning service, according
lo an announcement by the pastor.
Rev. ,1 Clay Madison Mr. Huggin
will also speak at Lake Junaluska
on Tuesday June 19. according to
an announcement by Dr. P. o
Love, assembly superintendent.
Cpl. H. E. Godfrey
Dies From Wounds
Corporal Hairy Edgar Godfrey,
21. son of James W. Godfrey and
the late Mrs, Godfrey, of Hard
wood, died in ernaby Way
27. fioin'1 gunshv r;Miutc4 iiccoru
ing to information received from
the War Department by his fath
er. Cpl. Godfrey entered the ser
vice in June 1942. and was induct
ed at Fort Dix. N. J . and from
there sent lo I he Air Base at
Greensboro. Later he was trans
ferred back to Fort Dix and from
there sent overseas.
He had served nineteen months
in the European t heal re. first in
England, then France. Belgium,
Holland, and later Germany. Be
fore entering the service he was
employed on a
Norman. N. J.
now serving in
Ire. Cpl. Claude
in Europe. Guy
berry farm near
his father, four
I lie Pacific thea
(null rey, of Way
No. 1. Garland
Godfrey, Norman. N J.; six sisters,
Mrs. Bill Hoone, Waynesville. R.
F. D. No. 1. Mrs Annie Massie,
and Mrs Willard Green, both of
Norman, N. .1 , Mrs. Ethel Green.
New York, and Mrs. Johnny
Smiley, and Mrs Kutli Davis, both
Pfc. H. W. Conard
Wounded In Action
Among the casualties not here
tofore reported to The Waynes
ville Mountaineer liy the family
is that of Private First Class Har
ry W. Conard, son of Mrs. Win
nie M. Conard. of Hazelwood, who
was wounded in action on March
30, 1943, in I lie North African
Pfc. Conard entered the service
in 1941 and look his training at
Camp Wheeler. Ga., Fort Bragg,
and from the latter was sent to
an embarkation port and over
seas. He is now serving with the Mili
tary Police, in Southern France.
Mr and Mis. George A. Nilcs,
of Griffin, Ga , are spending a week
in Waynesville visiting Mr. and
Mrs. C. I". Kirkpatrick and Miss
Robina Miller. Mrs. Niles is the
former Miss Sadie Miller, sister of
Mrs. Kirkpatrick and Miss Miller.
To Be Sold Here 27th'
Some 35 head of registered
Guernsey cattle will be sold in
a promotional sale at the State
Test Farm on Wednesday, June
17th, it was announced yesterday.
The sale will start at one o'clock,
with Tom, McCord, of Alabama,
auctioneer. George Sally, presi
dent of the South Carolina Guern
sey Cattle Club, will read the pedi
gree of each animal at the sale.
Many Modern Build
ings Under Construc
tion; Others Included
In P. rram.
With an utional appropriation
of $24,590 he State Test Farm
here is fas' ishing a $90,000 build
ing progn i to completion, it was
learned f m Dean Colvard, as
sistant dl' -ctor in charge. This
will repr sent an investment of
$150,000 in (he farm.
At work on the construction pro
gram arc 15 to 20 men, not includ
ing those vgularly engaged in the
Approvii has been made, and
200,000 to s of crushed stone are
on the gn nd for building three
quarters i mile of highway from
the end oi '.ast Street through the
farm. PI. ,.s arc scheduled to have
this competed by fall. The road
will com cct with the "Raccoon
Creek ro I.
A not he
arc iv -
-roject which is not in
program is the eslab
i orchard in about
vill be apples and
co curing ham.
unit two units
c and have a ra
birds and 1100 lay-
40-head dairy barn.
2-story office and laboratory.
Stone superintendent's home.
2 new tenant houses.
3 workmef p houses.
Grain and storage house.
T In addition to these, four imiiiiH
silos will be moved from the for
mer test farm at Swannanoa.
Before the end of the month
plans are to bring the 50-hcad
Jersey herd here from Swannanoa.
and add a 10-head herd of Guern
"The Waynesville farm offers a
greater opportunity than the
Swannanoa farm," Mr. Colvard
said, "since it is more typical of
more Western North Carolina soil."
The Waynesville farm is part of
the mountain experiment, with 410
a ers in Ashe county, devoted lo
the study of beef cattle and sheep.
The farm here has 282 acres.
Much interest is being shown in
the farm, and only last week three
large delegations were here get
ting plans tor building barns and
copied the dairy barn on the local
Of special interest right now is
the experiment with winter oats.
Some 30 varieties are grown on the
farm, and three or four of them
arc proving better than barley.
Some ten varieties of alfalfa
have been sown and are proving
to be of much interest to farmers
of this area.
Besides Mr. Colvard, others here
with the farm include Dr. Lutlu"
Shaw, Turkish tobacco specialist",
J. E. Love, poultryman, R. L. York
dairyman,, W. M. Wbisenhunt
farm manager. Miss Hazel Drake
Farmers interested in seeing and
learning of the experiments, or
any other feature of the farm are
always welcome, it was pointed out
bnu can go at any time and
me uesired information.
Lt. Richard Alexander
Lt. Richard Alexander, vice pres
ident of the Springdale schools,
has received a battlefield promo
tion, it was recently learned bv
his parents, Dr. and Mrs. Troma's
Alexander, of Springdale and New
He is serving with the 83rd Ar
tillery and has been awarded two
Air Medals, his duties have requir
ed much flying, a Silver Star and
three campaign stars.
The Haywood Grade A Produc
ers, Pet Dairy, Extension Service.
State Test Farm, and Haywood
Gurnsey Breeders are sponsoring
This will be the first public
event at the State Test Farm here,
and a large crowd is expected to
attend. A number ; of special
prizes are being arranged, and the
catalog of the animals to be sold
is now being prepared. -