The Waynesville Mountaineer
Now Over 3,400
(An A.B.C. Paper)
20 miles or
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Published In The County Seat Of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
WAYNESVILLE, N. C, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4, 1945
$2.00 in Advance in Haywood and Jackson Counties
kfTEAR NO. 40 16 Pages
'rozenJowLLocker Plant Opens 6th
One to Four
Inspect the New
Be On Hand
,l owmn;; ol me nozen
Ur plant of the Farmers
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a until lour o ciock, ai
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, bum; inviiccj 10 auena
lusiiii. general supervisor
rttjtr locker plants for the
that all departments of
111 will be open for public
Saturday. After Sat-
;w departments will be
the public as the lockers
Slled with ioou.
meeting of explanation
itld, and will be In charge
i Saks, general manager
'(deration. Short talks will
by Mr. Sales, Mr. Austin,
Clapp. county agent, and
Most of the time will
in inspecting the new
This is the third plant the
Son has built, the others are
tille and Hendersonville.
plant is under construc-
innuunccd yesterday that
Mook, well known meat
will be in charge of
operations of the plant.
initial plans for launching
Ifaign to build the frozen
ker plant started here last
when officials of the
m presented their plans
oi Haywood men, named
ins committee. That
was composed of: W
Ner. C. N. AHpii .inhn
H. Burgin, Dean Cnlvarrt
Won. R. B. Davcnnnrt
wis. Robert Francis. M.
N. N. W. Garrett, Paul
w- Killian, Mcdfnrrf
flood, Albert M,-rvoi,
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J K. Massic, J. R,
Reeves Noland T? t
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Merchants Change Store
Hours Effective Friday;
Monday Is Mew President
Killed In Action
, L. vn..r
PFC. LEWIS (BUD) BEAVER.
husband of Mrs. Hazel Chester
Beaver, of Waynesville, who was
killed in a motor accident in Ger
many where he was serving. The
accident occurred on August 17,
in Speyer, Germany. Pfc. Beaver
had been in the service since May,
1943, and was serving as a truck
driver Jfor a battery, service ord
nance group at the time of the ac
cident. His duties had taken him
to various parts of France, Bel
glum, Holland and Germany.
Stores To Open
At 8:30 and Close
At 5:30 Except
More hours will change here
Friday morning, it was decided
;.t a meeting of the Merchants
Association Tuesday, at which time
Carl Munday was elected president,
succeeding Francis Massie.
Stores will open at 8:30 daily,
and close at 5:30 every day except
Wednesday and Saturdays. The
Waynesville stores voted to close
at noon on Wednesdays, and Hazel
wood stores will close an hour
later, due to lunch hours of the
The closing hours for Saturdays
was set lor 6 o clock. All the new
hours become effective Friday
morning of this week.
Mr. Munday is expected to name
the various committees of the or
ganization at an early date.
In Revival At
W Zr naywoo1 County
on Tno,.. . , .
Kin w '"-or noss
WcZ .retary of
, - " vvuaiife Fed-
JtbTS the plans and
" el f e-Wide orSaniza-
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"er thc meeting.
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W no ment ot Conser-
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Wild m ine North
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n. There are
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2 ered than
Of I I
n the want
inicresi is growing in l no revival
which started Sunday at the First
Baptist church, with Rev. J. 11.
Kyzar ,of Laurens, S. C, the guest
Rev. Mr. Kyzar announced yes
terday that tonight's subject, would
be "What One Man Did." The serv
ices are being held nightly, start
ing at 7:30, with Rev. L. G. Elliott.
pastor, conducting the special song
On Friday the sermon topic will
be "Behold the Bridgegroorn."
There will be no services Saturday.
Sunday morning the visiting
preacher will use as his subject,
"The New Birth," and for the con
cluding service will preach on "Be
hold, I Stand At The Door."
Gasoline Pump on
Damaged By Fire
A Texaco pump at Charlie's
place on the Asheville road wa
damaged by fire wVien a hit and
run driver ran into it and pulled
out some wires which Ignited the
gasoline around 2 o'clock Sunday
Thc damage is estimated to be
around $500, according to C. V.
Bell. Texaco distributor in this
section, who also stated the driver
had not yet been located.
The fire department was called
at once and the fire extinguished
with no other damage reported.
Haywood Man Gets Medal Of Honor
jot M If Ml
f . 4 - k h KJm -l1x
By J. H. Howell
Initial Meeting Held
Committee to Discuss
Plans For Memorial
J. 11. Howell was named chair
man of tlio War Memorial Com
iniuee nt-rc linnsclay nignt, ai
which time repivsciitalives of all
civic and pal not le organization
made plans for Droeoedina will
machinery to establish a suitable
memorial to veterans of Worlc
War- 1 and World War II.
Lawrence Lcatherwood wa
named secretary of the organiza
ine group discussed at lenctl
me various possibilities of a suit
able War Memorial.
A committee composed of Charl
cs nay, k. L. Provost and George
ciM-noii was named to contaci
Canton regarding a eounly-widi
memorial. The committee was in
biruciea lo make l heir renort or.
weanesuay, October 10th. when
ine committee will meet again anu
near definite recommendations on
State Guard Units
Kept To Standard
"The attitude of the Governor
and all state officials is that the
State Guard units should be kept
intact and up to their high stand
ard of war-time efficiency," said
Col. J. Harden Howell, commander
of the second North Carolina
Regiment of the State Guard.
Col. Howell and Lt. Col. M. H.
Bowles, executive officer of the
second N. C. Regiment attended a
meeting of the advisory council of
the State Guard in Raleigh over
the week-end, which was held with
the Governor and General Van
During Two Days
Tuesday and Wednesday of this
week were record days for filing
discharge papers in the office of
thc Register of Deeds, according to
Bryan Medford, registrar.
During the two day period 40
veterans brought in their discharge
papers for permanent recording.
Among the number was one vet
eran of World War 1, who evi
dently decided that with the influx
of World War II veterans he had
better get his discharge filed.
To Large Church
Claude Gilstrap leaves soon after
the 14th, to become educational
director of the First Baptist church
in Kingsport, Tenn., after resign
ing here Sunday from a similar
post with the First Baptist church.
Mr. and Mrs. Gilstrap and son
plan to move soon after the 15th
to their new home. The work in
Kingsport carries him to a church
about three times the size of the
one here, it was learned.
Mr. Gilstrap became educational
director here on February first of
this year. No announcement has
been made as to a successor.
Hero Of World War II
Prefers Army Discharge
To His Eleven Awards
TSGT. MAX THOMPSON, holder of the Congressional Medal of Honor, and eleven other awards
snown nere snoruy ancr ne arrivea ai nis nome on dix ureeK, nine miles iroin waynesville. A specia
program will be given in Ins honor Saturday afternoon at. Canton. This photo made special for Thc Moun
taineer by Grcnell.
Day To Be Held In
World War II Hero
Will Be Honored
In Special Program
Starting at 2 O'Clock
Stale omcrais, innrudlng Gover
nor Cherry, have been invited to
participate in the program which
will honor Sgt. Max T. Thompson,
23-year old medal of honor winner,
in Canton on Saturday afternoon
at 2 o'clock. The program will
also honor all other Western North
Carolina veterans of World War
II. Mayor Sam M. Robinson, of
Canton, will serve as master of
The event is sponsored by the
(Continued On Page Eight)
To Larger Field
200 Officers Expected
For F.B.I. Conference
Special invitations have gone out
to all law enforcement officers in
this area, and in the larger cities
of northern South Carolina, to at
tend the semi-annual F.B.I. Con
ference to be held here on Oc
Idus J. Lynn, special agent of
this district estimated yesterday
that about 200 were expected to
attend the conference, with the
Town of Waynesville and Haywood
County acting as official hosts and
serving a barbecue at the noon
Edward Schiedt, in charge of
F B I. work in the Carolinas, will
be in charge of the meeting, and
the general topic to be discussed
will be. "Post War Planning for
Police Departments." Special film
will be shown, and demonstrations
given by several F.B.I, men.
Headquarters for the meeting
will be at the armory, and the
programs show the conference is
slated to begin nt 11 o'clock.
Fire Alarm Brings
Fire Truck, But
Case For Police
The fire alarm sounded loud
and strong In the middle of
the afternoon last Friday and
thc fire truck left in a hurry
rushing down Main street and
out on the Dell.wood Road to
the place called only to find
instead of a fire three men in
a fight two drunk and one
Fortunately coming right
behind thc fire truck leaving
town was a police car, so Chief
Clem Fitzgerald stepped aside
for the "proper authorities"
and the policemen went Into
action as a result the three
men were arrested and brougtit
to the county jail but later
Graduate Of Bethel
Takes Honors In a
By W. CURTIS RUSS
"Look what I've got my dis
charge papers," said soft-spoken
T. Sgt. Max Thompson, as he
reached his home on Dix Creek
just in time for breakfast Sunday
morning. This gallant Haywood
man could have been waving the
Congressional Medal of Honor or
any of his other eleven awards in
stead of his discharge papers, but if
you know Max, you know why.
He is just a modest young man,
who will talk about Fort Bragg
and other places in this country
Dul closes up when you mention
the battles in Europe where he
fought and won all those deserved
honors. Sgt. Thompson holds his
country's highest honors for al
most single handedly stopping a
Nazi break-t;irougri near Haaren,
(Continued On Page Eight)
CLAUDE J. GILSTRAP ha re-
signed as educational director of
the First Baptist church here and
will assume duties in the same
capacity the middle of this month
with the First Baptist church in
Committees Named For
United War Fund Drive
A. P. Ledbetter, county chair
man of the United War Fund cam
paign, announced the committees
for this area yesterday, and at the
same time said a county-wide
meeting of all workers would be
neid at the court house Monday
night at 7:30, at which time de
tails of the campaign would be ex
plained, literature distributed and
plans completed for raising Hay
wood's quota of $11,500.
Ihe county quota will be divid
ed again this year between the
Waynesville and Canton areas.
Morris Brooks is chairman of the
Canton area and is being assisted
by Lee McElrath, state represen
tative of the fund from this county.
Mr. Ledbetter appointed the fol
Initial gifts Jonathan Woody,
chairman, George A. Brown, Hugh
Massie and C. N .Allen.
Industrial, group one, Clyde
Fisher, chairman, Whitner "rcvost,
Ned Tucker. Sam Lane, Jimmie
Reed, George Bischoff. and Mrs.
Industrial, group two, R. B.
Davenport, chairman, Mark Gallo
way, Roy Plott, Sam Bushnell, J.
W. Killian, M. O. Galloway, H. L.
Liner and Glenn Hipps.
Schools and rural areas, Mrs.
Rufus Siler, chairman, M. H.
Bowles and Mrs. Jack Messer.
Professional group A. T. Ward,
chairman, Dr. R .Stuart Roberson,
(Continued On Page Eight) J
Week To Be
The town authorities arc observ
ing national Fire Prevention Week,
wuicn Dcgins on Sunday, Oct. 6,
ana continues ior a week by in
spection of all business houses for
Thc inspection will he carried
on by G. C. Ferguson, (own man
ager and Clem Fitzgerald, head of
the fire department.
Next week's issue of Thc Wavncs-
ville Mountaineer will also carry
a program of safety nw.Tsnrns an.
thorized by the town, setting forth
how the public shall comnlv with
them, it has been announced by
Mr. Ferguson and Mr. Fitzuoralri
This Is National
October 1-8 is National
Newspaper week, and its pur
pose is to foeus the attention
of thc public on newspapers
and their service to their re
On page 11 will be found a
special message from the own
ers of the paper to the people
of the area which it serves.
On page 10 will be found
a review of the services of a
small town paper and its place
in the life of 'the American
people in "Here and There."
CATTLE MEN HERE
J. H. Thompson, of Johnson City
Tenn., secretary of Eastern Ten
nessee Hereford Breeders, Wm. P
Pence, secretary of the Chamber
of Commerce of that city, and John
J. Brown were here recently look
ing over Hereford cattle.
Wins Bronze Star
CPL. SAM A. GREENE, of
Clyde, Son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy
Greene, of Fines Creek, has been
awarded the bronze star for heroic
achievement against the enemy on
October 20, 1944. Prior to enter
ing the service he held a position
with the Newport News Shipbuild
ing and Dry Dock Company. While
he is serving in the Pacific theater
(Continued on Page Four) ,
At Lake To Cost
Assembly To Spend
Much On Expansion;
This winter will witness the
greatest building era in the 35
years of Lake Junaluska, it was
learned yesterday from Dr. Frank
A. Love, superintendent of the
Something like $100,000 will be
spent on improving Assembly prop
erty and grounds, and an amount
running into the thousands will
be spent by indiivduals building
and repairing homes on the
The Mission Board has set aside
$15,000 for general improvements
to the Mission Inn. About $5,000
was spent last year when the
dinrng room was doubled. The win
ter program calls for interior
changes which will provide more
guest rooms with baths, new ladies'
lounge, and other improvements.
The Terrace Hotel is slated for
many decided improvements this
winter, calling for an expenditure
of $6,000 or more. Among the
Ihlngs in this program calls for
new kitchen equipment, larger
dining room, larger lobby with
new furniture, and possibly new
beds and rugs in many guest
The memorial chapel, which will
likely be built on the site now
occupied by the Assembly office.
will cost $50,000. Tentative plans
are to have this in readiness by
next season. The chapel is termed
as an "architectural ecm." The
chapel will connect the auditorium
with an arch-way.
The auditorium had $6,000 spent
on it last spring, in building new
classrooms, and a new platform.
n additional $8,000 has been
raised to make further improve
ments, including a new lighting
system, a late model movie projec
tor, and a modernistic front.
Dr. Love pointed out that the
road from the Terrace Hotel to the
cafeteria would be repaved, and a
new recreation grounds will be
built near the boat house, which
will also be a new and larger struc
ture by next spring.
The program calls for other
changes, such as moving the main
gate to a point near the Junaluska
school when the new highway to
Dellwood is built.
Dr. Love pointed out a large
number of private projects which
would be undertaken this winter.
In addition to the Assembly build
ing program. Many vacant lots
were sold during thc season, and
10 or 15 homes are being planned
for early construction. Some of
thc private homes or hotels alsol
plan extensive renovations before
Last Rites Held
For Mrs. Saumenig
Funeral services were conducted
at 3:30 o'clock Friday afternoon
at the Garrett Funeral Home for
Mrs. Mary E. Saumenig, who died
at 3:00 o'clock Thursday after
noon at an Asheville hospital fol
lowing an illness of four months.
Rev. J. Clay Madison, pastor of thc
First Methodist church officiated.
Burial was in Green Hill ceme
Serving as pallbearers were:
Whitener Prcvost, Charles Ray,
Floyd G. Rippetoe, Richard N.
Barber, Jr., M. H. Bowles and
Mrs. Saumenig was born in
Jamaica, Long Island, New York,
on September 30, 1865. She had
lived many years in Mexico City
and New York City and came here
to make her home 12 years ago.
Possessing great charm and gra-
ciousness she had made many
friends during the years she re
Mrs. Saumenig is survived by
two nephews, Kenneth Valentine
and Jack Valentine, both of New
York City, and two nieces, Mrs.
Grace Daughty and Miss Mabel
Rogers, of Glendale, Calif., and a
number of grand nieces and neph
LIST AS OF TODAY
Killed In action 110
Missing in action 24
Total .... 381
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