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gregation from the beginning to
the end, Rev. Mr. Elliott spoke on
Following the Ways of Peace",
using as hs text, "Let us there
fore follow after the things that
make for pence," taken from Rom
ans 14:19. His remarks in full
were as follows:
"Peace! At last it has come.
The day for which we have been
waiting, working, fighting, hoping,
longing, and praying. Let the guns
of the world be silent while the
voices of nappy people till the un
accustomed void with the joyous
language of peace.
Three months and nine days ago,
at this very hour, this beautiful
sanctuary, a monument of peace
for yers to come, was the scene
of a heart-warming service We
ranie together as cituens of this
town and surrounding community,
to voice our thanksgiving in song,
prayer, and praise to Almighty
God for the "unconditional sur
render" of hostilities in Europe
Pastor Williamson thrilled our
hearts with his superb address in
which he recounted, step by step,
the long hard road which led us
to that hour. Anticipating dark
days ahead, the einpassioned speak
er challenged us to "gird our loins"
at home and abroad tor a hard
fight with the enemy in the Pa
cific, and bolstered our hopes for
ultimate and final victory
Here we are in the same place a
little more than three months
later, for the purpose of giving
thanks to Cod for the ultimate
and final victory. It is with un
bounded joy that we come together
on this occasion. Yet there is an
aching void in our hearts when
we think of the millions who have
given their lives that we might
come to this hour.
Peace: It is almost a rank
stranger. Yet. we had little dif
ficulty in recognizing its presence
last evening when the news was
flashed around the world that .la
pan had surrendered uncondition
ally As I stand here on this
momentous occasion, looking into
your faces. I can see there is an
unbounded joy. a true sense of
thanksgiving. A world of emotions
wells up in our hearts, givirfg ex
pression to our unspoken thoughts
in our faces. What shall I say
to you now"
II I could speak one sentence
that would sum up your feelings.
I doubt not that it would be some
thing like this: "Let us rejoice
and he exceedingly glad, for the
Lord hath done great things for
us." Surely all of us can sing,
from the depths of our glad hearts.
"Praise God from whom all bless
ings flow," giving adequate ex
pression to our thankful libera
tion. In that matchless editorial in this
morning's Citizen there is an ad
monition that we would do well
to ponder. The victory which we
celebrate today came at a great
price. "Over the lonely little
mounds and the great immaculate
cemeteries from Oahu to Okinawa,
the war's last bugle sounds its
Jilvery requiem." Thore is no
longer terror for the living, for
the honored dead who lie sleeping
in the volcanic ash of Iwo .lima,
and on the green fields of Luzon,
the tnrror is long past in the final
repose whi(-n comes, soon or late
to all men. This is a soldier's
victory. He gave his life that we
might come to this glad hour.
But this is a time of rejoicing
We are deeply sympathetic with
iou who have lost loved ones
107 men from this county paid the
supreme sacrifice But somehow.
I feel that this should not be a
time of mourning. "Weeping en
dures for the night, but joy comet h
in the morning." The dark night
has passed, and the sun of peace
has risen upon a world which has
long been torn with hostilities and
hltVlnA in Ul 1 11- .
iii uiuiju. nr now nun our
thought and energies to a world
What of tomorrow' Did ever
human language pack into words
such anticipation. Did ever hu
man heart ponder such release of
emotions0 What of tomorrow'.'
The night has passed, and the dav
of peace dawns with a mixture of
rapture and foreboadings beyond
words. Chief among the antici
pations of tomorrow is the trill
wrapped up in this thought: "When
he comes hack!" When husbands
come back to wives who have been
waiting all these months and -ears'
When fathers come back to chil
dren whom they have never seen!
When sons come back to moihers
who have kept the candles lighted
on their altars of prayer through
the long dark night! "When he
comes back" is on the lips of mil
lions who have stayed at home
and kept "the home fires burning"
during these four years of the
greatest blood-shed the world has
ever known. It is the preface to
millions of hopes. It has entered
the language of our prayers, it
recalls cherished pictures of Uic
past. It calls for the making of
plans. What are your plans? What
of tomorrow? Do your plans in
clude the promise to make real
the home, which he has defended
with his life? Do your plans of
tomorrow cover the effort to make
sure the peace, the freedom, and
the opportunities for which he has
fought, and given his life.
Immediately we face a day of
reconversion, not only in business
and , industry, but also in home,
family, social, and spiritual life.
We have been geared to a philo
sophy of death and destruction.
Now we must switch over to a
philosophy of life and construction.
Talks On Peace
Dt-V T : ITI t IOTT natter nf
the First Baptist Church, yesterday
'irougnt a message at uie teace
Union Services at the Methodist
Our implements of war must be
beaten into ' rilow shares and
pruning hooks " Our energy must
he turned into ttie cnanneis oi
peace and good-will Some of us
have been so busy under the strain
of war that we have forgotten God,
His Son. and His Church. What
are our plans of tomorrow' regard
ing the church and its influence
in a post-war world.' Let me step
into the role of a preacher of the
Gospel of peace and bring you a
word from Holy Writ, and bold
up its admonitions and promises
for a moment
After forty years of wandering
in the heat of the desert, Israel
stood on the banks of the Jordan
m sight of the Promised Land.
There before their eyes lay Ca
naan, the land flowing with milk
and hnnev . deeded to them in
God's own covenant. In order to
lossess this unpossessed posses
sion, they had to cross over stormy
lordan and deal with the unseen
forces fortified against them. Many
things were behind them, as many
things are behind us now. They
knew how to deal with the wild
erness, its geography, climate, and
enemies. They knew how to live
and fight in the wilderness. For
four years we have been living,
working, and fighting under wai
conditions, hut we stand on the
banks of the stream now, and look
out upon a new land. Like Israel,
ive stand on the threshold of a
new experience. What will to
morrow bring? God spoke through
the lips of .loshua. saying, "San
ctify yourselves; for tomorrow the
Lord will do wonders among you."
i Josh. H:5. They needed special
guidance for the untrod way be
fore them. They needed faith and
courage to no forward. Above all
I his. they needed consecration.
As w meet here today in this
special thanksgiving service, we
stand upon the threshold of a new
experience Behind the curtain of
tomorrow there are world-rocking
potentialities for good or evil. We
have come through four years
geared to war. There have been
war work, war goals, war drives,
war talks, war prosperity, war ex
cuses, and all the disconcerting in
fluences thai a war-torn world can
bring Now wo are faced with a
new experience of peace and all
its many ramifications What are
we going to do with if How shall
we meet its exegencies? Do we
have what it takes to face tomor
row and all the tomorrows that
lie out ahead of usn We can and
will if we act upon this admontion
of Joshua: "Sanctity yourselves, for
tomorrow the Lord will do won
ders among you." Consecration is
the need of the hour. Consecra
tion to God and to His Christ must
come first. If that sounds too much
like an impractical preacher, then
read history and see the results of
nations and individuals this im
portant fact. We must consecrate
ourselves to task of I he church
home, and school: to the ideals ol
liberty and freedom. We must see
the need of rebuilding a world
which has been reduced to shamb
les by the most horrible conflict
that man has ever known.
Israel obeyed, and you know
what happened. The Jordon di
vided before (hem: Jericho's walls
fell flat: the sun stood still in the
heavens, and the Promised Land
became their possession. God will
do wonders for America, for the
Church, for you and me. if we
will consecrate ourselves to Him,
to His will, and to His way. We
must invest ourselves in God's
great dreams and enterprises.
World evangelization; the struggle
for racial brotherhood; for under
standing between men of all
classes and groups; the task of
achieving a sober nation; the
staggering effect to bring to pass
a warlcss world all these enter
prises make a reasonable claim up
on us if we dare lift the curtain
When we think of what tomor
row may bring, the words of Thom
as Clark sound an authoritative
"Build me a world, said God,
Out of man's fairest dreams;
Heaven must be its dome,
Lighted by prophet-gleams;
Justice shall be the stones
On which my world shall rise;
Truth and love its arches.
Gripping my ageless skie-s.
Out of dreams, on the earthv sod.
Build me a world, said God."
"Alleluia: for the Lord God
Mrs. J. R. Barr
Dies At Home Of
Last rites were conducted on
Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock at
the First Methodist church for
Mrs. Cornelia Stocker Barr, 87,
widow of John R. Barr, Jr., who
died at the home of her daughter,
Mrs. Robert W. Livingstone, on
the Eagles Nest Road at 11 a. m.
Saturday. Rev. J. Clay Madison,
pastor of the church, officiated.
Serving as pallbearers were:
Clayton Walker. J. C. Patrick, W.
A. Bradley, N. M. Medford. Hurst
Burgin. and Col. J. Harden Howell.
Mrs. Barr, native of Eastin, Pa.,
had made her home here for the
past 12 years with her daughter.
The body was taken to Easton,
Pa., on Monday for burial in the
family plot in a cemetery in Eas
ton Mrs. Barr. native of Ear-ton, Fa.,
friends during her residence here,
is survived by her daughter, Mrs.
Livingstone; one son. Col Elvin L.
Barr. U S. Army, who is held as
a prisoner of war of Japan; Iwo
sisters. Mrs. Ann A Sampson, and
Mrs. Idah Altemus. of Easton, Pa.;
Three grandsons. LI. Hobarl H.
Hyatt, Fort Sill. Okla.. and Wayne
L. Hyatt, of Pickwick Dam, Tenn.,
and Elvin Barr. of Manila, Philip
pines Islands; and one grand
daughter, Phyllis Barr. of Enid.
Garrett Funeral Home was in
charge of the arrangements
Dr. J. McCloskey
To Address County
Dr Joseph McCloskey. medical
officer in charge of the Western
Medical Center. Charlotte, will be
the guest speaker at the meeting
tonight of the Haywood Medical
Society, which will be held in the
Nurses Home at the Haywood
County Hospital at 8:00 o'clock.
Dr. McCloskey will address I he
3roup on "The control of Venereal
Diseases." All nurses and dentists
in the county are invited to at
tend the meeting.
Dr. V. II. Ducket), president, will
preside over the meeting, with Dr.
Mary Mlchal serving as secretary.
W. 11. F. Millar Returns From
Business Trip To Kngland
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in brought back 7,500 men on the
"The clothing situation is very
bad over there, and a strict ra
tioning is maintained on every bit
of clothing. The women are worse
off than the men, because their
garments are not made of as heavy
material." he pointed out.
In discussing his plane trip back,
the veteran air-traveler said in a
casual manner, "nothing exciting,
just a nice trip home and it s
swell to be back in these moun
Atomic Bomb Plant
Built At Cost Of
OAK RIDGE. Tenn - Clmon
Engineer Works, home of the
atomic bomb, was built at a cost
of 39 lives, J R Maddy. district
safety engineer, announced. He
said 33 lives were lost in con
struction and six in operational
accidents, and that the death rate
was less than half that on compar
able construction jobs.
To Give Addresses
REV. DR. WILLIAM L. STID
GER, of Boston. University faculty,
will deliver the first of a series of
addresses Sunday morning at Lake
Junaluska featuring the 200th an
niversary of the birth of Francis
Asbury, first bishop of American
Methodism, who pioneered Metho
dism in the Western North Caro
lina section. Radio preacher, col
umnist, world travelor and author,
Dr. Stridger is considered one of
the striking and versatile minis
ters in America. Among his forty
books are poetry and short stories
said to be epics in American lite
rature. His Lake Junaluska engagement
includes sermons and addresses on
the following subjects: Sunday,
August 19. "Francis Asbury, the
Prophet of the Long Road"; Sun
day, 8 p. m., "The Spirit of Early
Methodism"; Monday, 8 p. m., "The
Pioneer Abideth Forever"; Tues
day, 11:30 a.m.; "The Pioneer Took
the Long Look Abed."
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MRS. WILLIAM J. KANOS. the former Miss Kathryn Blalock,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs, John V Blalock, of llielwood. whose mar
riage to Pfc. Kanos. of Fayetteville, took place in Conway. S. ('..
on Tuesday, July 31.
Kathryn Blalock Becomes Bride Of
Pfc. William J. Kanos, U, S. Army
Joseph F. Brown
Joseph Fletcher Brown, h'7. n
Haywood County farmer died Tues
day afternoon at 5:10 at his home
near Lake Junaluska. The date of
the funeral was not announced last
nigh) due to a delay in icontacting
members of the family.
The services will be conducted
at the Citadel Chapel of the Moun
tain Division of the Salvation
Army, of which Mr. Brown's
daughter is head. Hcv. Jarvis
Underwood, pastor of the Barbers
ville Baptist church and Dev. Miles
McLean, pastor of Longs Chapel,
at Lake Junaluska, will officiate.
Burial will be in the Hurricane
cemetery near the Citadel
Ac-live pallbearers will be Ar
thur Hobinson, Bill McCluie,
Glenn Hipps. Guy Fulbrighl. Cau
ley Bcasley. Walter Bruce Hath
hone. Surviving Mr. Brown are Ins
widow, the former Miss M.iggie
Rogers; three sons. Fletcher Brown,
of Clyde. RED. No. I. and John
D. Brown and Sam Brown, both
of Lake Junaluska: four daughters.
Mrs. Elizabeth Gibson, of Lake
Junaluska. Maor Cecil Brown, of
the Mountain Division of the Sal
vation Army. Mrs. Oleta Allen and
Mrs. Unfits Downs, botli of New
port News, Va., one half brother.
Bill Brown, of Dillshoro, one
grandson, Pfc Joseph Brown, serv
ing in South Pacific, ten other
grandchildren and one great grand
child. Garrett Funeral Home w ill be
in charge of Put arrangement:-
Get Grid Practice
Underway On 23rd
The Waynesville Mountaineers
will get down to work for the 1H45
football season next Wednesday, 22.
at the local stadium to get the pre
liminary work out of the way he
fore school opens on the 271 h
The Mountaineers will start the
football season with many new
faces as the losses were heavy last
year with only a couple of last
year's starters expected back.
Spring drills helped some but
anything looks good with the wind
as opposition. Coach Weatherby
staled. He also is looking forward
to seeing a good turnout at 3 o'clock
The schedule is complete with
the exception of the opening game
which has not been scheduled, but
Coach Weatherby hopes to have
this game on the schedule hy next
week. Two new teams will face
the local gridstcrs this year. Marion
high and Elizabcthton. Tenn.
The schedule follows:
Sept. 14. Open.
Sept. 21. Murphy high at Way
nesville, 8 p. m.
Sept. 28. Marion high at Way
nesville, 8 p. m.
Oct. 5, Elizabethton high at Way
nesville. 8 p. m.
Oct. 12. Canton high at Canton.
8 p. ni.
Oct. 19, Hendersonville high at
Waynesville, 8 p. m.
Oct. 26, Christ School at Arden.
Nov. 2, Murphy high at Murphy,
Nov. 10, Asheville School at
Nov. 22, Canton- high at Waynes
ville, Thanksgiving 2:15 p. m.
The following are the boys who
were on the squad last season but
did not see very much action, but
will probably see plenty this year:
R. Powers, B. Rlcheson, B. Wil-
THE WAYNESVILLE MOUNTAINEER
i Mr and Mrs. John V Blalock,
of llaelwood. have announced the
marriage of their daughter. Miss
Kathryn Blalock. lo Private First
! Class .1 Kanos. of Fayetteville The
! wedding took place in Conway, S.
C , on Tuesday, July 31.
I Following the ceremony the
couple left for Ocean Drive. S (' .
I where I hey spent a few days, re
turning to the home of the bride's
parents for a brief slay before
I leaving for Miami Beach, l-'Ia.
Mrs. Kanos was graduated from
the Waynesxilk- Township high
school and Peace College, where
she was a member of Pi Thela Mi.
local sorority at Peace and presi
dent of Tau Chapter, Pi Kpsilon,
National honorary secretarial so
ciety. For the past two years she
has held a position with the W'ellen
The bridegroom is I he son of
.lames V Kanos and I he late Mrs.
James' V Kanos. who before her
marriage was Miss Lucy I nder
wood. of Waynesville. He grad lal
ed from the Fayel I evil le high
school and entered the service in
I!lt2 and has recently returned
from eighteen months in the Euro
pean the. iter lie was .it I ached lo
the 820(1 Airborne Pulsion. SOHth
Pfc. Kanos was captured In Hie
Germans in September, 1044 and
was held a war prisoner until April
of this year when he was liberated
Since he has returned to the Stales
he has spent pari of his furluimh
with his family in FaelteviMe and
with his grandmol hei , Mrs V 1
L'lulerwooil. of '.iyne. ill(.
After the w o y, over Pfc and
Mrs Kanos pl.'n to make their
home m Fj eftci i!!r
Will Be Buried
Funeral services will he lu-lr. . , ,
Friday morning at II o'clock at
the Fines Creek Baptist Church for
Hubert Ferguson. 57. well known
Haywood farmer, win. died at his;
home on Fines Creek at 8.00 o'clock '
Wednesday, following a lingering
ill nes. 1
Ftcv. Thomas Frwiu and I,V
Roy Young will officiate Burial
will he in the church cemetery
Surviving are his wile. Mrs
Sallie Harris Ferguson, and four
daughters: Mrs. Herbert Pressley.
of Canton. Mrs. Glenn .lames, of
Waynesville. Mrs. Herbert Ducked
of Crabtree. and lJrs James Turl
ington, of Newport News. Va.. three
sons. Vernon Ferguson. Wilming
ton. Robert Ferguson. Fines Creek
and Rowe Ferguson of Newport
News, Va.. two sisters. Mrs. Wiley
B. Greene .of Fines Creek, and
Mrs. Robert Noland. nf Rioevillc. !
Tenn., and three brothers. Theo
dore Ferguson of Fines Creek. 1
Ulyess Ferguson, Jonathans Creek!
and Vinson Ferguson, of Ports
mouth. Va.. and 13 grandchildren.
Wells Funeral Home of Canton
are in charge of arangements. i
Edgar Pressley to Naomi Brown,
both of Canton.
son, C. Burgin, L. Messer. C Mm
nett. B. Milner, B. Ferguson, L.
Roberson. R Russell. H. Caldwell,
B. Morris. B. Carver. B. Hightower!
Gibson. E. Roberson, S. Rudisall.
Dan Watkins. T. Ray. B Hardin!
.1. Noland. ,1. Alley. .1. Coin. B
Swayngim. Price. Carswcll. J. Lin
er, and W. Liner, together with
several who did good work In the
sprlng'prWrWe who may see plenty
l)K L. L. CARPENTER, editor
nf The Mihlical Rei'oriler. state
as the closing feature of the first
j The Thursday morning session
; will begin at ten o'clock with a
i IS-minutc worship period conduct
I ed by Rev. Forrest Ferguson, fol-
lowed by flic following reports:
Training Union, Mrs. Sam Knight;
! Sunday Schools, Clarence Taylor:
Evangelism, by Rev. Jarvis Under
wood, and Stewardship by R. A
The business session of the as
sociation will be held at 11:10.
followed by special music before
the sermon by Rev. A. E. Peake.
; with the association adjourning at
i noon for an hour and a half lunch
M T Mann will conduct the 1T
miniite period in the afternoon
session followed by a report by
T. E. Erwin on the American Bible
Society. Rev. Oder F. Burnette
will talk on colleges and semin
aries, followed by Rev. R. P. Mc
Cracken discussing rcligiou liter
ature. At 2:4., Dr. L. L. Carpenter of
Raleigh, will bring the last mes
sage of the associational meeting.
The annual election of officers,
appointment of committees will be
made for the closing scheduled
feature on the two-day program.
Associational leaders announced
that they expected several state
and district workers to attend the
meeting, and all would be recogniz
ed during the session. Among
those signifying their intention of
coming were Rev. J. C. Pipes,
missionary of this area, and L. A.
Martin, state temperance leader
WE GIVE THMKS
We, along with millions of oilier
Americans, are earnestly I hank-
ful that peace has come agim lo
the world. We express our hope
will endure for all time to come
Leaders Coming To Haywood
. i mt-'lt n -m f lll.l IMS I
State Baptist C onvention
Service Men No! Eniil
To Carry Cncealed (J
Souvenir pistols have been tak
en from five returning service men.
it was learned this week from Dep
uty Sheriff Sam Kelly. The men
were carrying the weapons conceal
ed, and all of them had a permit
from their commanding officer
granting them privileges of bring
ing the guns home, but the officers
explained the permits did not jus
tify carrying them concealed after
In most instances the guns were
returned when the men promised
to keep them at home.
One service man had a midget
German pistol when officers stop
ped him for investigation of other
Two men passing through here
enroute to camp, were flashing
their guns at a dance, when officers
took their weapons away and gave
them to military police on duty
here at the time.
"The action was taken in a mat
ter of precaution to the men, their
families, and friends. II is all
right to bring the guns home, but
put them up immediately," officers
Warren Whitman Goes
Back To Army Post
AM 1 c Warren Whitman re
turned to his post in Norfolk Tues
day, alter spending a 26-day
with his parents, Mr. and
D. F. Whitman, here.
He has been in the air
since April. 1041, and has
part of his time in
this, will be a peace
"Home of Better Values'
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