Pnblighed In The County Seat Of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
WAYNESVILLE. N. C, THURSDAY, JUNE 21. 1945 (One Day Nearer Victory)
$2.00 in Advance in Haywood and Jackson Counties
n '..lA Riiarnroirp ! Killed On Ryukyu
Sale Here Wednesday
Test Farm; 1 O'Clock
rcit In Sale Is Run
j High; Haywood
j i running li'Kli ' ""
T;isliTfl (iuernscy cat
jjKh i" be held Wcd
m, 27. al Mm- Slate Test
ai mic o'clock. Pro
ud yesterday dial 35 se
pals wuuhl Ix' offered
jelion sale, and rr-sale
IS ncir Huil iiiHiiy of the
dairymen planned to buy
IfConl, r Montgomery.
serve as auelioiiecr of
Cforce Salley. .secretary
iilli Carolina cattle eluh,
the pedigrees. Me will
4 by J. Frank Johnson,
ulliein regional field man
n Guernsey, inc.. and It.
ughlin. field man for
Guernsey Cattle Club,
expected al the sale arc
'.head of dairy extension
alcigh. and J. II. Hilton,
nimal husbandry, also of
suing the future of dairy
Davenpint. district man
pt Dairy Products Com
lted out yesterday that
plant was paying more
100 per month to milk
for milk. The prices of
now the highest ever
cording to Mr. Daven-
the consignors to the
he following: four head
Osborne herd; and ani
thc herds of J. P. Mc
icester; James L. GUI,
Iclver, of Marion; from
rings Farm, Concord;
and Blackwcll Farms,
; M. F. Shore, Cycle;
isnn. Morganton; W. W.
oncsville. S. C; Arch
s. Kings Mountain; Sky
rm. Ilendersonvillc; A.
Franklin; John Smath
V. Meal, Waynesvillc,
tent will be erected at
'arm and the sale will
The new dairy barn
the animals until time
lc to begin.
'ing organizations are
! in staging the sale:
nsion Service, Pet Dairy
Company, State Test
ational Agricultural De
b and Haywood County
red heifer will be given
bv the Pet Dairy Pro
Pay and a number of
abc prizes will be pre-
H'e Haywood County
lurs Association and
Hub and FF A boys are
attend I hc sale by
eiapp, county farm
Points out that they
an opportunity to pur
" for their project.
s men in the county
stockmen are urged to
Me and invited to in
Property of the State
W. E. Henshaw,
. "ey- have purchased
"ouse. 20-room popu
;ouse. from D. D. Perrv
.'"S closed on Saturday!
L : ienry Gaddy. of
e L "d ConW, who
tm?' Wh0 rmerly
ft Place i Cash
r th L mana8enient on
this week. For the
le y is making his
; y was sold for $12,-
nthPH- s- Henshaw
Is k w months-
late m" 8nd
ho eh, MJS- Ud B.
Billy. Hoyle, EM 3-c
Hilly lloyle. I'.. M. 3c who was
wounded while in the European
theatre this spring, has recently
been awarded the Purple Heart,
according to information received
by his family.
Young lloyle, the lirsl draftee
student from the Waynesvillc
Township high school, entered the
service in April. 1943. and was in
ducted at Camp Croft. He was
sent to Bainbridge. Md., for his
boot training and later transferred
to Norfolk, Va.. for advanced train
ing. Before being sent to sea he
was also trained al Orange Field.
lie has been in three major coin
bats in the Kuropean theatre. He
is now stationed in Seattle. Wash .
where he is taking advanced training.
To Be Given At
Instruction in sewing will he
given on each day of the week
with the exception of Saturdays
from -2 to 5 o'clock in the rooms
of the home economics department
Of the high school, it was announc
ed .yesterday by Mrs. Herbert L.
Buchanan, head of the department,
who will ' conduct the sewing
The classes will be open to
adults and out-of-town school stu
dents and will be free to anyone
wishing to attend.
The classes are hem?! sponsor
ed by the State Home Economics
Department. Anyone wishing to
enroll are asked to get in touch
with Mrs. Buchanan at tier resi
dence. Classes will begin on Mon-
day, June 2.'i.
I.T. I.OGAN M. WHITE. .11!.. son
1 of Mr. and Mrs Logan M. White,
I of ('anion. I'. S Marine Corps avia
j tor was killed in action on June
II on Hyukvu Island in Hie Pacific
theater, according to a message
received by liis parents.
Lt. L. M. White, Jr.
Killed In Action
June 8, In Pacific
First U l.ogan M White. Jr . 2:i.
U. S. Marine Corps, aviator, was
killed in action on June II. on
Ryukyu Island, in the Pacific the
atre, according to a message re
ceived by his parents. Mr. and
Mrs. Logan M. While, of Canton.
Lt White had been serving in
the Pacific theatre for about two
months when he was killed in ac
tion. lie entered the Marine Corps on
January 7. 1942, taking his boot
training at Parris Island. Later
he look his basic pre-flighl work
at the University of Georgia. His
primary flight training was com
pleted at Memphis, Tenn., and his
advanced training ' was taken
at Pensacola. Fla., where he was
commissioned a second lieutenant
in October, 1943.
Lt. White is survived by his
parents and two brothers, Cpl.
Jack L. White, who is with the
Army Air Corps in the Pacific,
and Seaman Second Class Charles
Diipree White, with the navy in
North African waters.
Made In Haywood
To Be Exhibited
After Being Displayed
Here Will Be Sent As
To State Museum.
War items manufactured and
processed in this area are being
collected for local display in the
U. S. Employment Service Office
before being sent to Raleigh to
form a part of the State-wide per
manent exhibit in the State Mu
seum, according to information re
ceived from Mrs. Edith P. Alley,
local USES manager.
Dr. .1 S Dorton. State WMC
director, has recently released the
plan tor such an exhibit under
the auspices of the War Manpawer
i Commission for North Carolina. A
i brochure, containing the letter to
Governor H. Gregg Cherry, out
lining Ihe plan. Governor Cherry's
j response, a response from Com
missioner of Agriculture W. Kerr
Scott, endorsements of (he plan
by the State Management-Labor
.Committee, by representatives of
government procurement agencies
and by the labor branch of the
War Department, along with a plan
for collecting Ihe war products,
has been sent to the local ollice '
of the U. S. Employment Service
1 of WMC and to government pro-
' curemeiit agencies.
A display of locally produced
items will surprise many people in
the community, even some of the
' employers and workers who par- j
ticipatcd in their production, it
was pointed out by Mrs. Alley,
According to the local USES of-
flee this area has recently been
reclassified to a No. 1 critical la
bor shortage area. The problem of
labor shortage is further aggra
vated by absenteeism and workers
quitting essential jobs withuut
justifiable cause. The local
fice of the USES continues inten
sive recruitment of applicants to
fill urgent orders for war produc
tion workers. Job releases are
being granted only in cases of
definite established personal hard
ship or for other justifiable rea
sons as provided for in the stab
Killed In Action
! v .?s ;
H O V .S v, . s
I PF x--s h At
Again The Public
All applications for gas.
tires and siloes must be in the
office of the rationing board
on Monday, Ihe public is
again reminded by the clerk
of the board.
The members of the board
meet on Tuesday and unless
the applications have been put
in the day before and classi
fied they will not be brought
to the attention of the board
until the following week, it
was pointed out by the clerk.
Dies Of Wounds
The directors of the First Na
tional Bank held their regular
meeting yesterday and voted the
usual semi-annual dividend, it was
learned from Jonathan H. Woody,
Satisfactory reports were pre
sented by the officers and the re
sources were declared matching
any peak period in previous years.
Pvt. J. H. Burnette
Private Jesse Howard Burnette.
son of Mr. and Mrs. Ellis Burnetlu,
of Canton, U.F.D. No. has been
liberated from a German prison
camp, according to a message re
ceived by his parents.
Pvt. Burnette was captured on
December 20, while serving with
the Engineers in Luxembourg. He
was freed by the Russians on
April 23 of this year.
Record Crowds Expected
To Attend Movie Premiere
Every Effort Is Being
Made To Bring Sale of
E Bonds To Quota; Ad
mission By Bond Only.
A record breaking crowd is ex
pected to attend the War Bond
premiere Friday night to be held
at the Park Theatre, when , the
showing of the famous technicolor
picture, "Meet Me In St. Louis''
will be on the screen.
With Haywood county more than
$300,000 behind the assigned quota
in the purchase ot War Bonds in
the 7th drive, the county commit
tee is making a hard last minute
campaign to bring the total pur
chases up to the goal set during
W. R. Francis, war loan chair
man, said yesterday that every
effort would be made by the en
tire county committee to make
more contacts knd increase sales
of the "E" type bonds. The sale
of other type bonds is going fine,
it was reported, but a continued
lag in "E" bonds is bringing the
county far behind the schedule and
J. E. Massie, permanent war fi
nance chairman, said that facili
ties' would be provided in the
lobby of the theatre Friday night
for the purchase of bonds and that
admission to tbe popular and high
ly rated movie would be by pur
chase of bonds only.
The booths will be open by (i:30.
according to Mr. Massie and sales
will continue until 8:30. the open
ing of the theatre for showing
the picture will depend on the
rapidify with which the sales are
Admission will also be made to
the show with a bond dated June
22. which may have been bought
from any other of the bond sell
ing agencies in this area early
in the day.
A couple will not be admitted
on one band, according to Mr.
Massie, who stated that one bond
will admit only one person to the
The picture which is being hail
ed throughout the country as one
of the best of the year, deals with
the life of a typical family back
in the gay nineties, and carries an
unusual high-type of humor and
wit, in addition to some of the
most beautiful scenes ever screen
ed. The story portrays the trials
and tribulations of a large family,
including the problems of their
two daughters who are in love, and
the smaller chidren who are al
ways into mischief add to the em
barrassment of their older sisters.
Starring in the picture are Judy
Garland, Margaret O'Brien, Mary
Astor. LucUIe Bremer, Tom Drake
and Marjorie Main.
The three small children of
Mr. and Mrs, Charlie C. Park
er, of Chestnut Park Drive.
Charles Hay, 7, Polly. 4. and
James Hugh, 2, arc believed
to be the only children in
Western North Carolina, who
have twelve living grandpar
ents. All of Mrs. Parker's grand
parents and parents are liv
ing. They are: Mr. and Mrs.
James W. Edwards, of Waynes
villc, parents; and Mr. and
Mrs. Verlin Gibson, of Dell
wood, and Mr. and Mrs.
Charles Edwards, of Waynes
villc, all grandparents.
The parents of the father
are Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Parker,
of Asheville, It.F.D. No. 2; and
grandparents, Mr. and Mrs.
R. C. Parker, of Mountain
Rest, S. C, and Mr. and Mrs.
C. D. Nichols, of Franklin,
R.F.D. No. 2.
PFC. W1NF11EI) PHILLIPS, son
of Mrs. Cora L. Phillips, who was
killed in action in Germany on
May 2. where he was serving with
the 30111 h Engineers of tbe 1Mb
Killed In Action
In Germany May 2
Private Firs! Class Winfred
Phillips, who was serving with the
30th Engineers of the !)th Army,
was killed in action in Germany
on May 2. according to a message
received by his mother. Mrs. Cora
Pic. Phillips entered the service
on April 12. 1943. and was induct
ed at Camp Croft and from there
transferred to Fort Belvoir, Va
lie was sent overseas in July, 1943.
and had served in France, Belgium,
and Germany. He had been wound
ed twice. At the time he entered
the service he was employed by
the U. S. Engineers in Norfolk.
Surviving are his mother, one
small daughter, Eleanor June
Phillips, four sisters. Miss Lillian
Phillips, Mrs. T. W .Berry. Jr..
and Mrs. Fred Marcus, of Waynes
villc. Mrs. T. U. lloyle. of New
port News, Va.; five brothers, Guy.
Lloyd, and Arthur, of Norfolk. Va.;
Private Sidney Phillips, of U. S.
Army, now in camp in Missouri
and Hoy Phillips, of Waynesvillc.
To Be Held On
August 18, Clyde
The Farmers Federation picnic
for Haywood county is scheduled
for Saturday, August 18, at Clyde
high school, James G. K. MrClure,
Federation president, announced.
II begins at 10 a in., lasts through
Ihe afternoon, anil everybody is
A new feature of the picnics
Ibis year will be the awarding of
a prize to the biggest family re
union at the picnic, The it-union
group will he assembled on the
lawn some lime during Ihe dav
min him v in mi' am., hi t-iji rtwjLwii
CORPOUAL HARRY EDGAR
GODFREY. 21. son of James W.
Godfrey . and the lale Mrs. God
frey, nl Hazel wood, who died in
Germany on May 27 from gunshot
wounds, according to information
received I nun the War Depart
ment. Hi- entered the service in
June. 1941! and bad been serving
in the European theater for nine
will take a pic
pielures. (i by 10
and Bob Brown,
lion news editor
ture. Three free
inches, will he presented
reunion as a prize
Other prizes, as oll'ered in the
past, will be given again this year.
Other new af tractions to be pre
sented at the picnic will be an
nounced later. All string music
makers, choirs, and quartets have
a special invitation to attend.
Killed In Action
T5 GORMAN ROBERTS, son
of Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Roberts, of
Canton, whose death was reported
on Maw 26 in Germany. He died
from accidental gunshot wounds
he received on May 13, according
to information received by his par
ents fro mthe War Department.
Church Will Have
Revival services will begin at
the Hazolwood Methodist church
on Sunday evening, June 24th. al
8 o'clock. The Rev I) II. Dennis,
pastor, will conduct the services.
The public is invited to attend Ihe
Hravery Of Haywood
Man Saves Entire
Platoon From Dealh
Through a daring ITiO-yard
sprint made by Sgt. James Coch
ran, an assistant squad leader in
the 382nd Infantry, an entire rifle
platoon was saved from possible
annihilation on Okinawa, according
to information received from the
96th Infantry Division.
Sgt. Cochran's platoon was pin
ned down by intense enemy ma
chine gun fire during an assault
on a primary target on Okinawa.
For an hour the members of the
unit lay in the cover of shell crat
ers and the need for aid became
more urgent as the number of
casualties grew. It was then that
Sgt. Cochran came to the rescue
and made a dash for help.
Hc sprinted into the open with
two Jap machine guns peppering
slugs all about him. Both his
combat pack and his cartridge bell
were badly ripped by bullets and
one creased his back but he made
his way to a nearby Yank outfit
and gave' information which led to
Memorial services were held at !
the Meadow Grove church on East i
Fol k of Pigeon at 2:30 Sunday
afternoon for Private James Guy I
Davis, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lur-1
man Davis, who was killed in i
action in Ihe Philippines on March 1
Rev. L. F. Clark was in charge
of the service. i
Pvt. Davis had been in the ser- 1
vice for four years and had been
in the Philippines for three years, j
He was serving with the Air Corps j
and was killed when his plane I
Surviving besides his parents
are a brother. Cornelius Davis, of
Fas! Fork and a sister, Miss
Pearly Davis, of Spartanburg, S.
Miss Anne Osborne is expected
to arrive on Saturday from Chapel
Hill, where she is a student. She;
will be accompanied by her room- i
mate. Miss Mary Holt Drewey, of I
Henderson, who will visit her for!
Farm slaughterers in Haywood
eounly were reminded yesterday
by W R Siler. chairman of the
War Price and Rationing Board,
that July I is the last date for ob
taining a permit if they wish to
slaughter or have animals slaugh
tered for sale during 1945.
Mr Siler defined a Class 3
slaughterer as a resident operator
of a farm who sold less than 6,000
pounds of meat resultior , tri-fi
slaughter of his own"flvMliich wst'
Farmers who did not slaughter
meat for sale last year may obtain
a permit to market up to 400
pounds during 11)45. he explained,
but no permit is requied to dress
meat for Ihe fanner's own con
sumption. No provisions have been made
for lale registrants. If you ex
peel to slaughter at all you must
register by July 1st.
Mr. and Mrs. Massie
Return From Buying
Trip In New York
Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Massie have
returned from New York, where
they spent a week buying fall mer
chandise for The Toggery. They
were accompanied as far as Balti
more by their daughter. Miss Mary
Anne Massie. who spent a week
there as the guest of Miss Nancy
Walker, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Paul Walker, loriucrly of Waynes-ville.
Miami Business Man
Buys W. L Bradley Farm
Mrs. James Harden Howell, Jr.,
and young daughter, Carey Howell,
have arrived from York, S. C, to
spend the summer with Col. and
Mrs. J. H. Howell at Windover.
As of Today:
Killed In Action . 97
Prisoners : .J 6
Missing In Action 25
Sale Brings Holdings
of New Owner, Joe
Keinston, Up To In
vestments of $70,500.
The W. A. Bradley farm of KiO
acres located on the Eagles Nest
Road was bought during the week
by Joe Keinston, prominent busi
ness man of Miami, Fla. The sale
was made through T. Henry Gaddy
of E. L. Withers and Company and
the purchase price was $25,000, it
was icarnca yesieruay.
This brings the total investments
in this section of Mr. Reinston,
who came here for the first time
two years ago, up to $70,500, all
of which has been handled by Mr.
"I feel that this country is just
being opened up and I predict a
great future when the war is
over," said Mr. Reinston in discuss
ing his latest investment here.
The first property bought by
Mr. Reinston was the Stiefel home
on the golf course at the Waynes
ville Country Club, which was
purchased last summer.
Other property acquired at that
time included the Citizens Bank
building on Main Street, now oc
cupied by the Chamber of Com
merce; 205 acres from D. Reeves
Noland, adjoining the Sloan prop
erty on beyond the Southern
Railway station; and 18 acres of
the Poteat land joining the Noland
Last fall Mr. Reinston bought
i 137 acres from Hugh J. Sloan.
which also joins with the recently
acquired Bradley farm on the
Eagles Nest Road, which gives the
owner a continuous holding from
the properly overlooking the
Southern Station through the
Eagles Nest Road
In the sale of the Hradlev farm
j were included all farm equipment,
two houses and 25 bead of cattle.
Mr. Reinston is making exten-
sive improvements on bis property
! here. He is building a road from
the Noland land on through to the
Eagles Nest Road and then to
Rocky Knob. He plans eventually
to operate a rock crusher at Rocky
Knob and crush stone for gravel
ing the road now under construc
tion. When this road is completed it
will be- one of the most scenic in
the county, according to those
familiar with the area. When con
ditions will permit the Floridian
plans to erect a rock home for his
own occupancy op the Noland
property on the hill overlooking
Waynesville, it was learned from
At present he is starting con
struction on a new barn and silo
on the Noland farm, which will be
completed this summer.
Mr. Reinston plans to spend
from four to five months out of
each year in this section.
To Be Opened In
Office Here Friday
tions For $715,000
Approved By Stale
Authority For Exten
sions In 6 Counties.
A total of $304,0000 will be spent
in the near future on extension
of lines of the Haywood Electric
Membership Corporation in Hay
wood county and into Buncombe.
Jackson, Swain and Transylvania
counties, according to J. C. Moore,
In addition to the foregoing al
locations on June 4. the local
corporation submitted In the
State RE A Authority an applica
tion for $715,000 for further ex
tension of lilies into adjoining
counties, with other counties nam
ed, including Macon and Graham,
covering an area of 484 miles.
This application has been approv
ed by the State Authority and has
been submitted to the Rural Klecv
trification Administration in SI
Louis for allocation.
Mr. Moore has been assured tha
at least part of the $715,000 wil
lie granted during 1945 so tha
the work will be started during the
With the present system of the
Haywood Electric Membership
Corporation representing an ex
penditure of over $200,000, the
total outlay promises when all
funds are granted to be a $1,081,-
000 prcjeet. according to IV
Of the $304,000 funds in hat)
$279,000 has been appropriated' I
the Rural Electrification Admini.V
tration for 223 miles of extension
construction In untouched areas in
Haywood, Buncombe, Jackson.
Swain and Transylvania counties.
..Bids fur this project wHP.be '.upen-
voJi hwe- at the' local office at 11
o'rlbvu. 1'i'iday .morning J June 22.
The money was allocated in 1541.
but due to war conditions the
funds, while earmarked at the
time for the proposed extwision
were withheld. The restrictions
have been lifted and the money
is now available.
B. O. Vannort. engineer of Char
lotte, and N. D. Shull. resident
engineer, are now at work .staking
out the proposed lines which will
extend into the three counties and
widen the service of the REA in
The remaining $25,000 of the
appropriation has been alloted to
the Haywood Corporation for I be
purpose of member service exten
sion on existing lines, it was learn
ed from Mr. Moore yesterday, mak
ing the total of $304,000 for in
creasing the service.
At present there are 1,200 rural
members, who are serviced with
power for general household ap
pliances, farm equipment, water
systems and refrigeration. There
are in the local office at present
over 400 applications for service
in Haywood and Buncombe coun-
j In the counties which will even
I tually be served by the Haywood
! Corporation there are in hand
over 2.000 applications with 790
prospects, it was learned from Mr.
The Haywood Electric Corpora
tion was organized in 1938 and
energized in 1939. with 250 mem
bers, the original lines covering 32
miles in the Pigeon area. In 1941
an extension was made and 135
miles were energized, extending
to the balance of Haywood county.
Since then extensions have been
built totaling around 60 miles, to
other points in the county, includ
ing Maggie, BeSverdam, RatctifT
Cove, and other short scattered
The corporation also owns 30
miles of lines in Buncombe coun
ty in the Upper Hominy section
across from Cruso and these exten
sions are now in the process of be
ing reconstructed, work to be com
pleted in the near future.
In the present coverage of the
area serviced by the corporation
there is a density of four and
eight tenths homes per mile. Prior
to 1936 there was only 16 per cent
of the rural homes electrified, but
today there is 80 per cent using
electric power, it was pointed out
by Mr. Moore.
Miss Bernice Harrell
Student At Stetson
University On Honor Roll
Miss Bernice Harrell, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. James S. Harrell.
of Waynesville, is among students
listed for exceptional scholarship
at John B. Stetson University, De
Land, Fla., according to the honor
roll released this week by uni
versity officials, V