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The Waynesville Mountaineer
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PnedjnThe County Seat Of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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NO. 35 24 Pages
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Canton Plant Of
impion rapcr aim
re Company.
.ar expansion program,
to increase the daily ca-
tho Canton division 01 me
Caper and HDre com
mtal of more than 1,000
chemical pulp, paper and
oducts and involving an ex
, of approximately $5,000,-
oftaally announced Satur-
nben B Robertson, cxecu-
.presidnit of the Champion
:d Fibre company.
ie completion of this pro-
Ipansion program which is
ltd during 1946, chemical
niBc will be stepped up
than 600 tons daily, while
tad board products will
oial daily capacity of more
luns, Mr. Robertson ex-
k the past 10 years the
division of the Champion
pud Fibre company has
jiarkable strides in the in-
paper, board and chemical
Iduction. During this per-
las announced, paper and
loduction was increased by
lately 60 per cent, while
.netimc chemical pulp pro-
was increased by approxi-
per cent.
fg ahead into the post-war
lans now call for the con-
of the sulphite pulp pro-
a bleached sulphate pulp
where southern pine wood,
as hardwoods, can be suc-
used Present wood sud-
adequatc. it ws said, to
present and future opera
te to fully round out these
n Plans, many alterations
'ions in the plant will nec-
navc to be made. Mr. Rob-
Pid. and chief among these
the completion of a
mical recovery unit which
under construction anri
M likely be completed
wooer. Also included In
is the installation of
pip bleaching unit, a 7.500
p. as well as the instal-
J new high pressure steam
cl,a"Ees. Mr. Robertson
Permit an increase in nuin
ot 50 tons per dav. while
F a"d board production
weased by approximately
w uay.
ler to handle this substan
"i paper production, a
"fuer paper manufactur
,ine iH be installed at a
proximately $2,000,000.
machine will hp similar f
N No. 2 machine in the
-wiuiacturing area which
Haywood Farm Acreage
Increases; Number Of
Farms Show Decrease
Expands Plant
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president in charge of Champion
Paper and Fibre Company, an
nounced Saturday that a five mil
lion dollar expansion program had
been started by the Canton plant.
Census Of Agriculture
Show Trend Of Farm
In County Over 10
Year Period.
Haywood county has Hi) fewer
farms this year than in 1940. ac
cording lo a report by the census
bureau. At present there are 3,030
farms in the county, as compared
with 3,119 in 1940. Back in 1935
there were 3 .11)7 or 167 more than
today, the report showed.
The report should not be dis
couraging, however, because there
are more than 10,000 acres in farm
lands today than back in 1940 when
there were more farms. Today
Havwood lias 168.73(1 acres in farms
as compared with 158,781 in 1940
and only 200.028 in 1935.
The average farm in Haywood
today consists of 55.7 acres as com
pared with 50.9 acres in 1940 and
62 6 in 1935.
In announcing the 1945 census
totals of farms and land in farms
in Haywood, Supervisor llerndon
pointed out that the figures are
preliminary and subject to correction.
Reported Missing
Trains And Buses Still
Taxed To Capacity In
This 'Plenty-Of-Gas Era'
Chas. L. Ferguson
Medical Officer
Promoted To Capt.
Captain Charles L. Ferguson,
medical officer, U. S. Navy, son of
Mrs. Horace C. Ferguson and the
late Mr. Ferguson, has been pro
moted to his present rank from
commander, it was learned from
his family this week.
Capt. Ferguson is serving now
in the Pacific theatre, but has been
ordered to the States and assigned
to duty as medical chief of the
"Naval Hospital at Farragut, Idaho.
Captain Ferguson has been in
the navy for several years. He is
a graduate of the Waynesville
Township high school, the Univer
sity of North Carolina, and Har
vard University, receiving his com
mission soon after his graduation
in the medical school at Harvard.
At the time he entered the navy
he received the highest grade out
of 1,200 taking the Naval exami
nations. He also graduated from
the University of North Carolina
with the highest scholastic rating
in his class.
Miss Mable Pugh, of Raleigh.
who has spent the greater part of
tho L.mimni' hnrp as I he EUCSt of
- o triiivii i au v . . . .
Ule largest whitp nnr Mrc .inhn M Queen, has rclurned
"toucd on naee a homo .
hi Forces Tteadv
lap Surrender
f'Jfrthur arrived in
M Admiral Chester W.
f to Tokvn t,
Wro hnnr u.j
Allied IT1""
v " sea iana-
i,;. "yo area for
'ichwni ul l"e Japa"
?ok;,v ne? .isian
la? . naval base in
f this morning
t 1 "1. General m--a
L5 thousands of air
ffen at Atsuei ir.
Cuth of Tokyo, and
L ore from ships at
fUon mr ,h . ....
the greatest air
Km gathered ln the
KKn8 last minute
',uvm mues
h5 .hcw from M-
ir-borne troops
him climb in-1
to their transports on Okinawa's
Nearly 1,000 miles to the north
east Admiral Nimitz landed on the
green waters of Tokyo Bay off
Yokosuka in a gient Coronado sea
plane escorted by fighters.
The white haired commander of
the Pacific fleet immediately board
ed the battleship South Dakota,
which will serve as his flagship.
He will represent President Tru
man and the United States at Ja
pan's formal surrender aboard the
battleship Missouri and General
MacArthur will sign the document
as the supreme Allied commander.
Admiral William F. Halsey
brought the 45,000 ton Missouri,
his flagship, into Tokyo Bay with
scores of other Allied warships,
transports and hospital ships in
preparation of today's landing.
General MacArthur left Manila
after inviting Lt Gen. Joanthan M.
Wainwright, his successor on Ba
taan and Corregidor in the dark
days of 1942, to be his guest at
the surrender ceremony aboard
the Missouri and Wainwright ac
cepted. .
A check up of local transporta
tion facilities this week revealed
that Hie lifting of gas rationing has
bad little eliect on the amount of
traveling to and from this section.
The Southern Railway agents at
the local depot report that over
crowded conditions still prevail,
both going into Asheville and from
Asheville. A conductor on the
Murphy Branch recently reported
to the local agent that his train had
left Asheville with 225 passengers
on a car that was supposed to seat
II was pointed out thai perhaps
there might have been some dif
ference had the restriction been
lilted earlier in the season, before
so many visitors had left home,
making the trip here by train and
bus. If they could have come in
their own cars, the conditions might
not have been so crowded on the
it was also learned that those
seeking reservations from all points
out of Asheville were having diffi
culty in getting what they desired
due to the continued heavy travel
There has been very slight dif
ference in bus travel, it was learned
from the local bus station, but it
'Continued on page 51
LT. (jgi PALI, A. GOSSETT. son
of Mrs Ethel Gossett, of Clyde, and
the late ,1 II Gossett, who has been
reported missing since August 13
He was serving on the submarine
Lt. Paul Gossett
Reported Missing
In Pacific Theater
Lt ( j k Paul A. Gossett, son of
Mrs. Ethel L. Gossett. and the late
.1. H. Gossett. of Clyde, has been
reported missing in the Java sea
since August 13, according to in
formaton received by his wife.
Lt. Gossett has been in the ser
vice for the past nine years, and
for four years was aboard the USS
Mintro. He was then placed in
submarine training and took spec
ial courses in New London, Conn.
Later he was assigned to the Car
ibbean area.
At the time he entered the ser
vice Lt. Gossett was employed by
the American Enka Corporation
Surviving are his mother, and
wife, the former Miss Catherine
Moody, of Waynesville, R F.I). No.
2; one brother. .1. H. Gossett of
Portland, Ore.; two sisters, Mrs. A.
C. Jackson, of Everett, Wash , and
Mrs. Frank Bowman, of Waynes
ville. Lt Cosset I wa sserving aboard
(Continued on page 51
Groups From Two States
Meet Today To Discuss
Road Down Pigeon River
Some fifteen civic and business
leaders of Haywood and other
points in Western North Carolina,
will meet with a similar group of
Tennesseeans today at Wateivillc
for the fust joint-session on the
proposed water-level highway down
Pigeon river to Newport.
The Tennessee group have
charge of plans for the meeting
and will have with them highway
otliclals to discuss details of gel
ling groundwork started for early
const nut ion on the proposed road.
The project was thrown into the
limelight several weeks ago when
Chairman A. H. Graham of the
North Carolina State Highway
Commission at a meeting of Park
officials here announced he was
ordering an engineer's survey to
be made in North Carolina on the
proposed road.
Since that time, U. Getty Brown
ing, chief locating engineer of the
highway department, has made a
tentative survey of the area, but
has not sent in a crew to get a
detailed report.
Tennessee is definitely interest
ed in the building of the road, and
would have to construct about 18
miles to the state line while North
Carolina would have about HI'v
miles to build from the end of the
present state road down the Pig
eon River Gorge.
Charles Ray, chairman of the
roads committee here, will lead
the North Carolina delegation to
day. Since the state highway com
mission is in session, it will not
be possible for them to attend the
meeting today, however, a repre
sentative of the department is ex
pected to attend.
The road from here to Newport,
via Cove Creek and Wateivillc
would be about 51 miles, with 33
niles in this state, and the re
mainder in Cocke county, Tennessee.
First At Lake
Miss .lane Dudley Francis, who
holds a position with Tomilnson's
of High Pom;. Is expected home
for (he week-end with her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Francis.
Dinner In Paris, August 12, In Army,
Dinner At Home, Aug. 19, Discharged
Private First Class Dewey Mc
Kay, of the 82nd Airborne Divi
sion, had dinner in Paris on Sun
day, August 12, and one week
later on Sunday, August 19, had
dinner with his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Luther McKay, in Hazelwood
as a discharged veteran.
Pie. McKay flew to Newcastle.
Del,, and from there was sent lo
the separation center at Fort
Bragg, where he was discharged
from the armed forces and headed
for home.
Pfc McKay entered the service
on March II. 1912, but when he
went overseas be did not make
such record time His sli'p was
one of the "big convoy'' and bad
lo drop out for repairs twice en
route, with the trip covering four
teen days
Pfc. McKay had many varied ex
periences durinc his months of
combat in the European theatre,
as a member of an Infantry glider
outfit. At the time he entered the
service he was employed by the
Unagusta Manufacturing Company.
USS Missouri To Be Scene Of Historic Jap Surrender
DR ROflERT E. SPEER, was the
first speaker to deliver an address
from the Lake Juualuska platform
over 30 years ago. He is now
giving a series of lectures at the
Lake. (Story on page six).
Nothing New On
Hotel Project
Is Given Out
No new developments have
hern announced concerning
the proposed hotel here. Gov.
R. II. Gore, of FUrlda, who
made the community a propo
sition last week, is still in
Florida, and is expected back
shortly. Ills proposition was
that he would put $180,000
into a $300,000 hotel if the
rommunity would put $120,
000. Dr. Stuart Robcrson, presi
dent of the Chamber of Com
merce, who recently named a
committer to work on the
matter, said yesterday, "There
Is no delinite statement lo
make at this time. The nerd
for a modern hotel is more
acute than ever, and the
Chamber of Commerce realizes
this. Kleht at this time, there
is no statement that ran be
made," he continued.
Business To
Suspend For
the Day Mere
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The above is the 45,000 ton battleship Missouri, flagship of Admiral Halsey, of the Third Fleet which
anchored yesterday off the port city of Tokyo with the Tokyo skyline visible to the north.
The USS Missouri will end her World War II career in a blaze of glory September 2, 1945, in Tokyo
Bav when she serves as the scene of the historical unconditional surrender of Japan lo the United
Nations. Proudly bearing the name of the home state of President Harry S. Truman, the fighting USS
Missouri has been named by General of the Army Douglas MacArthur, supreme Allied commander, as
the locale of the formal ending of the war in the Pacific. Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nemitz, commander-in-chief
of the United States Pacific Fleet and Pacific ocean areas, will sign for the United States, Gen-i
eral of the Army MacArthur, for the Allied forces which fought in the Pacific. The USS Missouri was
launched January 29, 1944. Construction was ordered June 1, 1940. Her keel was laid on January 6,
I 1941. at the New York Navy Yard.
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destroyers, the Nicholas, O'Bannor and Taylor. Tra veling behind the battleship Missouri, was her siste
r ship the Iowa. In turn came the South Dakota, to serve as Admiral Nimitz's flagship while he is in
thit area to sign at the surrender ceremonies as the representative of the United States. With her
came the destroyers Buchanan, Lansdowne and Lardner.
Next in line was the battleship Duke of York, flagship of Admiral Sir Bruce Fraser, commander-in-chief
of the British fleet. With her were the British destroyers Whelp and Wngner.
Is Awarded The
Purple Heart
Private Fust Class Robert Craig
Bradshaw, son of Mr and Mrs. W
L. Bradshaw, of Crabtree. has been
awarded .the Purple Heart for
wounds received in action in Ger
many on March 29. of this year,
according to information recently
received by his family.
Pfc Bradshaw entered the ser
vice in July, 1944, and was induct
ed at Fort Bragg. He took his
basic training at Camp Blanding
Fla , and from there was sent to
Fort George Meade, and overseas,
where he has been since January
of this year.
At the time he entered the ser
vice he was employed by the Hous
Ion. Tex., branch of the Champion
Paper and Fibre Company. His
wife and small daughters arc re
siding on Fines Creek while he is
in the service.
Much Property
Sold At Auction
Considerable property was sold
here last Friday by Penny Broth
ers, as they staged a full day of
auctioning property at Clyde
and in Hazelwood. The 330-acre
Jarvis Campbell farm was sold,
as were 12 lots at Clyde and the
six stone cabins at Belle Meade in
Casualty List
As of Today:
Killed in action 108
Wounded 221
Prihoners J. 4
Missing in action 24
Liberated 22
Total 379
Canton Will
Stage Dual
All Haywood County
Invited To Participate
In Gigantic Celebra
tion. Canton will lie the (inter of
Labor Day activities in Haywood
county on Monday, as ,i mial cele
bration is .staged, combining Labor
Day with a Victory observance
Mayor Sain Hohinson, of Canton,
yesterday extended a formal invi
tation "to all Haywood to come lo
Canton and celebrate both Labor
Day and Victory. We extend a
cordial invitation to all citizens of
the county to be with us for our
entire program, which starts Fri
day, and continues through Mon
day night. We are especially in
terested in hav ing with us all mili
tary personnel, whether now in
service or discharged,'' the Canton
mayor continued
The event has been evidenced
all week by Lee's Ruling devices
at the Champion Park, giving a
festive holiday approach to the ac
tivities. World War veterans are display
ing in the windows of the stores
souvenirs of their combat exper
iences, along with hobby and other
interesting collections The streets
have been decorated by the Ameri
can Region post, and the entire
town bf Canton has spruced up for
I he celebration
Today the colored population of
the Canton area will celebrate,
with the rides on Lee's riding de
vices reserved for them up to 8
p. m. Badminton, golf, tennis, ele
mentary soltball and other tour
naments will feature the program
for this group.
On Friday there will be a dance
ihoth 'round and sijuarc) staged at
the Canton armory at !);00 p. in ,
sponsored by the business and pro
fessional women's club and the
stale guard Various athletic con
tests will continue throughout the
On Saturday hoys swimming,
diving, checkers, hillard, table ten
nis and other contests will be held
at the Champion V. while high
school girls will lake part in a
snfthall tournament at the Cham
pion Park
Other features will include girls
.swimming, diving, checkers, table
(Colli lulled on page 5)
Of Veterans Adm.
Here On Sept. 3
A representative from the Vet
erans Administration will be in the
office of the Haywood Red Cross
Chapter on Monday , September 3,
according to an announcement by
Mrs. Barbara Seaman, who is serv
ing as secretary of home service of
the local work
Any veteran of either World
War I or II is invited to consult
the representative at the office in
the court house relative to anv
problem which they may wish to
nave adjusted Announcement will
also be made at later times when
the representative will be here.
No Formal Public
Program Planned For
This End Of The
County On Monday.
Labor Day will be observed in
this area by complete suspension
of business, it was learned from
the Merchants Association of the
Chamber of Commerce yesterday.
The closing of all business firms
on Monday, however, will not affect
the usual half holiday on Wednes
day, which will be observed.
The sale of property on which
the 1944 taxes have not been paid
will be held as advertised at the
court house on Monday morning,
and since the community will have
a holiday and there is much inter
est in real estate at this time, a
large crowd is expected to be pres
ent for the routine procedure.
All eating places in the area
will remain open until three o'clock
in the afternoon, serving breakfast
and the noon day meal, but will
be closed for the afternoon and
The bank will join the other
business firms and observe the na
tional holiday, it was learned from
the president, Jonathan Woody.
The Waynesville post office will
be closed also, according to Col.
J. Harden Howell, postmaster.
All industrial plants in the com
munity will have an extended
week-end from Saturday to Tues
day, it was learned from the heads
of the organizations.
All offices in the courthouse will
be closed over Monday with the
exception of the sheriff s depart
ment, which never observes a holi
day, according to Geo. A. Brown,
Jr., county manager.
The Wcllco Shie Corporation is
observing the day with a picnic
at the Waynesville Armory which
will be attended by approximately
400 employes and guests. The af
fair will start at 5 o'clock with
James W. Reed, master of cere
monies. One highlight of the program
of the event will be the award
ing of certificates to the employes
of the firm who have been with
the corporation for four years,
since the establishment of the
plant here.
Wilson Rathbone
Wounded In Action
On Indianapolis
Wilson RaUibone, seaman sec
ond class, was wounded in action
on July 30, at the time being one
of the crew aboard the USS In
dianapolis which was lost after
delivering its famous cargo to
The Indianapolis was damaged
by a suicide plane off Okinawa on
March 31 and had been at the
Mare Island Navy Yards for re
pairs just before leaving for her
last historical mission.
Seaman Rathbone spent a leave
with his wife and two children
in May of this year.
School Enrollment Is
About Same As 1944
"You are growing older now.
You have reached the age where
you should develop a sense of re
sponsibility, where you can decide
the right and wrong of things and
adapt your conduct accordingly,"
said M. H. Bowles, superintendent
of the Waynesville school district,
at the opening exercises on Mon
day morning of the current school
term of 1945-4G at the Township
high school.
'We strive here for a goal of
self-discipline, and we want the
pupils to appreciate their part in
making our year's work a success,
but if a student fails to enter into
the cooperation of the school life
we teachers have to take a hand,"
he explained to the 796 boys and
girls enrolled on the opening day.
The enrollment this week is
slightly larger than that of last
year with a greater increase in
the seventh grade.
Enrollment figures by grades
were as follows: Seventh grade,
225; eighth grade. 161; ninth grade.
152; tenth grade, 140; eleventh
grade, 118.
The enrollment at the other
schools in the district were not
available yesterday but will be
announced next week, with that of
other schools in the county, it was
learned from the superintendent.
The general spirit of the stu
dents is fine and they seem willing
and cooperative, according to Mr.
Bowles and the teachers.
There are still three vacancies
in the county schools as follows;
vocational agriculture teacher for
the Waynesville Township high
school; history teacher for Clyde
high school; and vocational agri
culture teacher for the Fines
Creek school.
The positions are expected to
be filled during the next 30 or
60 days, according to Mr. Bowles,
who stated that the vacancies ,
would no doubt be filled with men
from the armed forces who are
being discharged.
While there are a number of
adjustments to be made in the
schedules at the high school this
week, by Friday it was nprtri
that they would be ironed out
and ready to start on Monday
morning of next week with a nor.
manenl organization.

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