Published In TheCounty Scat Of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
NO. 27 11 Panes
WAYNESVILLE. N. C. THURSDAY, JULY 5, 1915 (One Day Nearer Victory)
$2.00 in Advance in Haywood and Jackson Counties
aign To Kcduce
.i. ".II nifirk.
Me V" ,
dales IliaUC tuo--'
,' ...' .niiiliivmi'iit office
W" ""r ... .1
J ah,, souglil job intor-
L referrals. Often the
far in excess oi "
cd by Mrs. Minn r.
..period. 23(1 recep
)rts were recorded Of
U 63 were at (.anion.
office is maintained uuuy
L of the records ot the
thai some former resi-
rph.rnina here for jobs,
Lmlrarr turning " from
tales lo loeate here and
urk mi a program to
Lnlceism. and job chang
es fur job changes are
afiii a careful chccR-
Lesiii'atinn and found to
Circments of .stabilization
All workers on essential
still required to get a
fore (hey can enter new
tr (il.inls in smile areas
production and many
returning, the employ
ee here expects in the
to be able to keep up
demands for labor better
iiy lime in recent years,
es R. White
II White, 63, native of
county and veteran of
fh American War, died in
ans Hospital, Mountain
ilinson City. Tenn., Sun-
40 p m . where he had
uent since August, 1944.
ne of the funeral had not
jded upon late last night,
mil; were awaiting the
a son from the West
rviees will be conducted
rbcrvillc Baptist Church
I will be in (ireen Hill
ile moved to Harrington,
191H and was engaged in
'r industry for a number
tcr buying a ranch which
l'd He returned lo Way-
lew jcarS aK0 on accoun(
1th and had resided here
knt lo the hospital last
married to Miss Iva Lec
Macon county, June,
8 are his widow twn
rionrd on Mare Island,
' creo White, radioman
nowservlnp in iii vv,.,n.
a .... ivuumi
fe daughter. Airs. Wilson
"aynesvrlle. three bro-
Whilp t UI ni.
e of. Warrington, Wash.,
I ",u,c oi Bremerton,
F sisters, Mrs. Jim Mor-
lilln. Mrs Osrar W-
. - uo,,., i,,r5. uaipn
prington. Wash., and
F TTelI. of S,m
w- Ferguson Burnette
second class It c m..
, , ' . m, navy
V "'issing i a,,ion in
ferine duty i the Pa-
' U'ICI ril 1 liiimi :..
rs. Genroo n.. -i.:..
Pending week here.
y owned a summer
"'nere tliey spent
Indian hir. '. bhe
fer .? of
i . . ne snirf ail
licanls From Nine
es Seek Employment
Area Set To See
Eclipse Of Sun
This area is all set In see a
partial eclipse of the sun .Mon
day morning belwrcn 7:0.: and
: 8:50, barring clouds or foK
which would obscure the sUhl
of the sun.
Part of the country will have
a total eclipse, while this area
will have about fifty per cent.
The total eclipse will he ;i nar
row path out west and up
Mrs. Irene Rogers
Mrs. Evelyn Osborne
Resigns From County
Hospital To Take
Mrs. Irene Rogers has been nam
ed acting superiiileiiilcnl of I lie
Haywood County Hospital, iiccunl
ing to I.. II. Hramletl. chairman of
the hospital board. She assumed
her duties on July I.
Mrs. Rogers takes the place of
Mrs. Evelyn Osborne, who leiulei
ed her resignation the first of .lime
to the hospital board, lo lake effect
on July I. Mrs. Osborne bad no
statement to make oilier I ban she
was forced lo take a much needed
Mr. Ilramlelt paid high tribute
to the work of Mrs. Osborne i 1 1 ir
ing the time she served as superin
tendent of the county institution.
Mrs. Rogers, a native of Canada,
has had a wide experience in sur
gical and institutional work. She
is a graduate of the General and
Marine Hospital of Owensoiind
Ontario, Canada. She tame to. the
United States to reside in 19.22. Ynd
was connected with a a number of
hospitals in New Jersey prior lo
coming to Waynesville to reside
several years ago.
She has also taken special 1 1 aid
ing at the Herman Keiser Hospital
in Detroit, Mich. She has been on
private duty at the Haywood Hos
pital for the past two years.
Mrs. Rogers is !he wii ; ' Rich
ard Rogers, retired hnsiiiessi man of
New Jersey, and they make their
home in the Ray Apartments on
Visit Here Today
Dr. Ellen U. Winslon. state com
missioner of public welfare, will
spend today in the county on of
ficial business. Dr. Winston. ;i na
tive of Swain county, succeeded
Mrs. T. W. Host, as state commis
sioner last June.
Dr. Winston will be accompanied
by Miss Victpria Hell, field social
representative of the Western Dis
trict of the state organization.
The officials will make an in
spection of the county home, with
Mrs. Sam Queen. Haywood coun
ty welfare superintendent. At
the noon hour they will be the
guests of the Civitan and Lions
Clubs of Canton.
This afternoon Dr. Winston and
Miss Bell will be given a tea by
the staff of the county welfare de
partment, the affair to he held
in the offices on Main street.
Dr. Winston, a native of Bryson
City, received a Ph. D. from the
University of Chicago, and since
that time has held various research
positions with Federal agencies, the
National Economic and Social
Planning Associations, and the
Carnegie Corporation of New York
As a result of these activities and
other interests, she has written
various articles, pamphlets, and
books in the field of social and
economic problems. She spent
four years as head of thedepart
ment of sociology and economics
at Meredith College, and came from
that position to the office of Com
missioner of Public Welfare or.
June 1, 1944.
W. Roy Francis attended the
190th Rotary district conference in
Henriersnnville Mondav. Mr. Fran
cis Is the new president of the
New nfflpprs of the district were
present and outlined a general
program for the coming year.
1 COLONEL MINT W. ;IEED. son
! of Mr. and Mrs James W. Reed.
I of Waynesville. who is in command
of l)(ii'inUen field. Puerto Rico,
which is serving as a base at which
: around 1 .11(1(1 men a day are pass
i ing and will continue to do so
; lor many months, en route from
; the European theater to the United
j Stales lor either discharge or trans-
ler lo I he Pacific theater.
Puerto Rico Air
By Col. Mint Reed
Local Man Doing Out
standing Job Develop
ing and Operating
iThe following story of the llor
iii(iien Field. Puerto Rico, com
manded by Col Minthorue W.
Heed, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. W.
Heed, of Waynesville. which ap
peared in the Puerto Rico World
Journal, was sent to The Moun
taineer by Capl. Sam C. Welch,
of Fort Denning, Ga., who was
until recently also serving in the
Caribbean area. Editor's note.)
By RANDY FORT
World Journal Managing Editor
BORINQUEN FIELD. Puerto
Kuan civilians and Continental
American soldiers together arc
operating this big, new and per
manent air base under a system
which is well nigh a model for re
lations between the two races of
The successful experiment ha
definitely proved, says the base
commander, that the contention of
some individuals that "you can't
get Puerto Kicans to do a
job" is absolutely false.
As the commander, Col
thorne W. Reed, a friendly.
spoken North Carolinian, puts it:
"Puerto Ricans arc practically
running this base."
Unless appearances deceive
mightily, they're doing a hang-up,
A-l job of it.
Islander civilians make up the
major pari of personnel at Borin
fiien Field. Including those em
'Cont iinied on Page Seven)
Jack Felmet Is
President Of The
Lions Club Here
Jack Felmet took office as presi
dent of the Lions Club here Thurs
day night, succeeding J. W. Killian.
Other officers included Johnnie
Edwards, fust vice president; Joe
Davis. 2nd vice president, .and Lec
Davis, 3rd vice president.
Lloyd Kirkpatrick is secretary,
Lawrence Lcatherwood is treas
urer. Tonv Davis, tail twister, and
Herbert Buchanan, Lion tamer.
The club meets each Thursday
night at 7:30.
DR. ELLEN B. WINSTON, State
Commissioner of Public Welfare,
who is spending the day in Hay
wood county, making an official in
spection of the work in the county.
This afternoon she will be the guest
of honor of the Welfare Depart
ment ill the offices on Main Street.
I j p y
With most all business sus
pended for the day, Haywood
observed a quiet fourth yes
terday. In the absence of any
formal celebration, the day
passed with a few family pic
nics and outings as the major
diversion from every-day rou
tine. The weatherman kept those
planning out-door outings on
edge, with a heavy overcast
sky, and an occasional sprin
kle. This was the fourth war
time Independence Day.
Together In 1943
Three Haywood county men.
Jack E. Fugatc, Seaman First Class.
James Grasty, Seaman First Class
and llcrshel Caldwell, Seaman
First Class, who left here in Sep
tember. 1943 together and have
served in the same group ever since
are now. in the Pacllic theater.
They all took their hoot training
at Bainbridge. and from there were
sent to Norfolk, and then to the
Pacific. They also came home on
their leaves at the same time.
Seaman Fugate. son of Mr. and
Mrs. B. C. Fugatc, of Dcllwood. was
employed at his father's sawmill
at the time he entered the service
Seaman Grasty. son of Mr. and
Mrs. John Grasty, of Waynesville.
R.F.D. No. 2. was engaged in truck
ing at the time he entered the navy.
Seaman Caldwell, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Jarvis Caldwell, of the Iron
Duff section, was a farmer at the
time he entered the service.
After their 24-day leave home
they traveled to Seattle together,
from which place they were sent
to the Pacific.
Reach 18; Now
Subject To Draft
Fifteen boys became eighteen
years of age in the Waynesville
area of the county and are now
subject to call under the selective
service system for active duly in
the armed forces.
In the group are the following:
Roy Cogdill, Jr.. Waynesville, R.
F. D. No. I; Charlie Coolidge
Haney, Waynesville, R.F.D. No. 2:
Frank Leon Radford. Waynesville,
R.F.D. No. 1; J. C. Crayne, Hazel
wood; Lawrence Thomas Pope. Jr.,
Waynesville, R.F.D. No. 1; Fred
Frank Stepp, Waynesville, R.F.D.
Roy Wallace Green, Clyde. R.
F. D. No. 1 ; Arnold Houston Ram
sey, Cove Creek; Walter Floyd
Panther, Waynesville. R. F. D. No.
2; Robert Lee Corbin, Waynes
ville, R.F.D. No. 1; Hayden Ernest
Miller, Waynesville, R.F.D. No. I:
James Gettis Rathbonc, Waynes
ville, R.F.D. No. I; Clerman Isaac
Frisbee, Lake Junaluska; Glenn
Hardy Davis, Waynesville, R.F.D.
No. 2: and James Edward Moody,
Waynesville, R.F.D. No. 2.
Pfc. J. G. Norris
Private First Class Joseph G.
Norris, son of Mr. and Mrs. T.
M. Norris. of Canton, R.F.D. No.
2, was slightly wounded in action
on Luzon on May 10, while serv
ing with the 128th Infantry regi
ment. Pft. Norris has been awarded the
combat infantryman's badge and is
also entitled to wear the Philip
pine liberation medal. A mcnibcr
of the veteran 32nd regiment, Pfc.
Norris has been blasting the stub
born Nips out of their holes with
grenades, dynamite and TNT in
the battle to secure the Villa
Youth Club Creating
Much Interest Among
By MYRTLE RAY, Chairman
Youth Club Program
We want you to know more
about our YOUTH CLUB ... its
purpose) success and its needs.
Some of the younger folks and
many of the older ones have never
heard of1 it, while others are won
dering how much it costs to be
long. A Youth Center or Club is an
investment we have all wanted
for our boys and girls. It is like
a dream come true, and a greater
success than we had dared hope
for. There have been from 40
to 6C boys and girls, enjoying this
Center from 7 to 11 o'clock each
The pwrpnue is not to try to
I 111 "'""1
JAMES L. STRINGFiELD. re
tired Chief of Police of Waynes
ville. who resigned his post due
lo years of service. Chief String
Held had been connected with Ihe
department for over folly years
Roberts Named Chief
Of Police Of Town;
To Jackson For
Thirty-three men left here on
last Thursday for pre-induct ion
physical examinations at Foil .lack
sou, making up the quota from
the Waynesville area of the coun
ty. Calvin Talinadge Francis was
named leader of the group and
Wlngate Hannah was named assist
i nere were nine ti anstei s in
the group as follows: Lawrence El-
mer White, from Salem, N. J.; ,
Carl David Hooper, from Sylva:
Robert Hnv Smith frnm tiulnni I
N. J.; Robert Linsie Hendricks,
from Houston. Tex.; John Wesley
Henry from Warsaw; Roy Hannah,
from Newport News. Va.; James
Winford Lawrence from Belmont;
and Glen Alexander Gibson from
Others were: Elbert Allen Par
ton, James Ethron Evans. Julius
Paul Ross, Truett Walker Medford,
Jack George Lowe, Junior Moore,
Norman L. Barber, Manson Clay
Sutton. Earl Phillips. James Law
rence Ledhelter, Willie Lee Page,
Willard Crawford Messer. James
Mark Palmer, Roy Cogdill, Jr.,
Frank Leon Radford. J. C Crayne.
Lawrence Thomas Page. Jr.
Fred Frank Stepp. Arnold Hous
ton Ramsey. Walter Floyd Panler.
Robert Lee Corbin, (Merman
Isaac Frisbee and llavdcn Ernest
Killed In Action
On Luzon, June 8
Private Arthur Buchanan. I!),
was killed in action June (i, on
Luzon, according lo a message
from the War Department. Pvt.
Buchanan is the son of Mrs. W.
B. Kincade. of Canton, ami the
late Dewey Buchanan, of Jackson
He hail been overseas for only
a few months. Surviving are bis
mother and step-father; four
brothers. Luther Buchanan, of
Portsmouth. Va., Raymond Buch
anan, with the armed forces
now in France, J. D. and Tommy
Buchanan, of Canton, and a sister,
Mrs. George Giles, of Gastonia.
Three grandparents. Cole Buchan
an, of Canton, and Mr. and Mrs.
Jesse Morgan, of Franklin, also
take your boys and girls away
from home, but to give them a
place to get together when they
are not at home a place where
they can drop in with friends and
have games, a soft drink or ice
cream, while they visit, or play
the piano the nickelodeon or
dance as they would in your own
living room.. Some around and
read magazines, or the latest news
or just talking ... all good, clean,
wholesome fun and diversion. And
always there is a mother or one
of the faithful teachers present at
all times, willing to lend assistance
and help, and one who realizes the
necessity of these centers in these
(Continued on Page Six
OWEN R. ROBERTS, former
State Highway Patrolman, who has
been named Chief of Waynesville
City Police Department. Chief
Itoberls was with the Slate High
way Patrol fof nine years
'Photo by Sheriill's Sludio)
Owen l( Roberts, former mem
ber of Ihe State highway patrol,
assumed his duties here on July
I. as chief of police, lie succeeds
I L. Stringfield. chief, who has
been connected with the city po
lice department lor a period of
forty years resigning recently due
to his years of service.
Mr Roberts, a native of Hun
combe county , has been a member
of the state highway patrol, serv
ing iu Haywood county, since H)3(i,
until his recent resignation to ac
cept the position of chief of po-
lice of Waynesville. Prior to his
connection with the stale highway
I he held a positiun with Say les-Hilt-I
I Mr. Roberts has attended nu
j merous law enforcement schools
ana taKcn a numoer ot courses,
including attendance of a patrol
tiaining.,clnjl Ht .Georgia Mili
tary Acadeifiy jii HJillC and a Re
training Highway Patrol School in
1944, and other short summer
courses designed by the slate for
Chief Stringfield was lirst con
nected wilh the city police depart
ment in 181)7 and has served under
the following mayors, Hubert Fer
guson. Clyde II. Ray, J. Har
den Howell. Bon Atkinson, and
J. H. Way. Jr. He has seen the
i department grow from u one man
job to the present organization.
I Chief Stringfield will retire on
j part salary paid from the North
Carolina State fund for law en-
foreement officers that requires
i a certain number of years service
and membership in the group,
i Announcement was made yester
day of Ihe resignation of Norman
i Caldwell, member of the cily po- !
lice department. No slalenienl
was made by Mayor J H. Way
as lo who would he named to fill !
the vacancy. '
Art Gallery To
Tonight will mark the opening
of Ihe Waynesville Art Gallery on '
Mam SI reel. This is Ihe tenth
season in Waynesville.
; Two auction sales will be held
j daily, it was announced by Morris
Stone and James Mann, owners.
The morning sale will begin at
' 11130 and the evening sale at
I A larger stock of merchandise
1 is offered this year than at any
time since the war.
To Hold Court
JUDGE J. A. ROUSSEAU will
preside over the July term of cri
minal and civil court which will
corvene here Monday, July 9th.
j . y- j
L 1 1
j Haywood Invests More
Than $1,500,000 In
7th War Bond Campaign
To Change Jobs
No immediate or general re
laxation of manpower controls
under the War Manpower
Commission's Employment Sta
bilization Plan for the local
area is in sight, according lo
Mrs Edith P. Alley, VV'aynes
Workers now employed in
war production plants and on
other essenhal work will be
required to present a release
from Iheir most recent job be
fore going lo another employ
er. The local employment oibee
is carrying on an intensive re
cruitment campaign tor work
ers needed on I'riori'y ai.d
Essential orders Available
workers can lie placed in Hie
local area on vital war pro
duction work which will le.e.l
lo pcrmancnl peace-time em
ployment alter ihe war
To Preside Over
July Term Court
The July term of Superior court,
at which both criminal and civil
cases will be heard, will convene
here on Monday morning, the i)th,
wilh Judge J A Rousseau, ol
Wllkesboro, presiding. It was
thought thai the July term would
be in session over a longer period
than usual since the court would
combine bulb criminal and civil
The jury includes the following:
Drawn for lirst week: H. L Rath-
bone, Fines Creek. Chas. Under- j
wood, Waynesville;- - A. L. Moon,'.
BeavcrdHin, William1. Harris. I
Clyde; Wayne W. McElroy, Crab
tree; Fred II Noland. Crabtrce;
Verlin It Evans. Ivy Hill; R. F.
Arrington. Fines Creek; Ralph
Robinson. Beaverdam: M'roy Boyd.
Waynesville; Rufus Hyatt. Way
nesville; H L. Snider, Beaverdam.
H. C. Tultle. Waynesville; Tom
F. Hipps, Beaverdam. G. W.
Wright. White Oak. George
Crabtrce; J. H Bradshaw
Dulf; David Vance. Pigeon
Recce. Cecil; Hoy III
crdam; I). Reeves Noland.
Creek; Harrison W Recce
Fork: and James Moody. Jonathan.'
Drawn for the second week,
were: Clark Messer Crabtrce; l! '
A. Justice, Fines Creek: Lawrence j
Hooper, Waynesville: Fred Buch
anan, Waynesville; Ramon Swayn- !
giin. Waynesv ille; John Estes, !
Waynesville; Clarence Hill. Clyde; j
Fred Tucker, Ivy Hill. E F. War- I
Walter S Price. Beaverdam; Pat
Coole. Clyde, VV T. Hanker, Jon- !
athan Creek: Norman I). Arring
lon. Iron Duir. Hub ( lark. Pigeon;1
Arthur Cogbui n. EaSt Fork; Wal-i
ter C. Lowe. While Oak, L. N. i
Davis, Waynesville, and (Maude !
Local Civil Air
Patrol Unit Now
The Waynesville Civil Air Patrol
unit has been officially designated
as a squadron, it was learned here
this week from LI Col Frank E.
Dawson, commanding officer of the
In a letter to l-t Dan Watkins,
commander ol the local squadron.
Col Dawson staled, "As the Way
nesville Flight has met the require
ments for becoming a squadron,
having 21 CAP members and 34
CAP Cadets, it is hereby desig
nated a Squadron of Civil Air Pa
trol. The Wing Commander wishes
to commend the officers and mem
bership of the Waynesville Squad
ron for their progress '
Four cadets from Waynesville
have returned from attending the
annual CAP encampment at Golds
boro. Those attending were John
ny Hill. Jerry Liner. George Ray
and Pinkney Francis
Monday night the squadron re
viewed restricted motion pictures
put out by the armed services on
first aid, meteorology and charts.
The group meetsevery Monday at
7:30 at the Armory for drill and
classwork Enlistments arc still
open. Lt. Watkins said.
Miss Mary Lee Alley, who visit
ed relatives here during the past
two weeks, has returned to Duke
Hospital, where she is a cadet
nurse in the School of Nursing.
County Ahead of Na
tional Average In Pur
chase of E Bonds; Cam
paign Ends Saturday.
Although Haywood was some
what ahead of the natiosal aver
age yesterday in the purchase of
E war bonds, there remained $177.
000 to go to reach the $609.01X1
quota, il was announced jointly
by W R Francis, war bond chair
man, and J. E. Massie, war finance
All sales made through Satur
day of this week will be credited
to the county's quota
The war bond auction staged
Tuesday night at the Waynesvillp
Art Gallery, and sponsored by th
, Rotary Club, netted more than
$28.1)00 in E bonds About 75
items were auctioned by James
, Mann The high purchase of Hie
sale was a quart of beverage
which brought $3,500. Nylon hose
brought $1,000 each, and numer
ous other items brought as much
as $1,000 bonds One buyer paid
$1,000 for 17 dozen cups of p
ice cream and then served ever
one at the sale.
"We are well pleased with (In
cooperation given during Ihe
Seventh War Loan campaign."
Mr. Francis said yesterday. "We
have had the cooperation of every one,
and have done fine, although
Ihe quota has not been met. We
had a high quota, and it came at
a time when money in some rural
areas was not as plentiful as at
other seasons of the year."
i Thus in the campaign Hay -!
wood has bought $1,535,000 in
j war bonds against an over-all quota
j of $800,000, which means the coun
ty almost doubled the quota in
; the purchase of all type bonds.
Dj, jH, fi, Osbome,
, .. . . , ..,
Claimed Bv DoClth
Funeral services were coiirfuetrff
! yesterday afternoon at 3 o'clock
at the Clyde Baptist church for Dr.
Henry Blount Osborne. 50. well
known velernarian. who died in
an Asheville hospital at 8:45 Mon
day morning following an illness
of several months. Rev. T. II
Parris, pastor of the fhorch. assist
ed by Rev. R. P. MeCracken. offi
ciated. Burial was in Bon-A-Ven-ture
Serving as pallbearers were:
Homer West. L. H. Bramlett, It
V. Welch, Troy Lcatherwood. J.
It. Ilipps and Claude Church.
Dr. Osborne was the son of the
late T. F. and Adah E Massie O.s
borne, of Haywood county te
was a graduate of the Haywood
Institute of Clyde, the North Caro
lina Stale College and the Univer
sity of Ohio. He took special
graduate work in animal husban
dry at Ihe University of Pennsyl
vania. Dr. Osborne had been practic
ing in Haywood county since i)2'l
and was outstanding in his pro
fession in the state.
Surviving are his wife, (be for
mer Miss Maude Nelson, of Cul
pepper, Va.; three sons, William
F , Blount and Massie Osborne;
two small daughters. Ernestine and
Lou Ann Osborne, all of Clyde;
two sisters. Miss Katherine Os
borne, of Clyde, and Mrs. James
Honey, of High Springs, Fla ; one
brother. Carter T. Osborne, of
The Crawford Funeral Home
was in charge of the arrange
ments. Health Clinics To
In June and July
The health clinics which have
been sponsored monthly by the
Haywood County Health Depart
ment on the first Wednesday of
each month for mothers and chil
dren in this area will be discon
tinued during the months of June
and July, is was learned yesterday
from the health authorities.
The temporary discontinuation
of the clinics is due to a conflict
ing program but will be resumed
As of Today:
Killed In Action 104
Missing In Action 25
Total - 373