220 S First St
The Waynesville mountaineer
Now Over 3,400
(An A.B.C. Paper)
L,hin 20 roues m
Published In The County Seat Of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
WAYNESVILLE, N. C., THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25, 1945
$2.00 in Advance in Haywood and Jackson Counties
fggfjVEAR NO. 42 16 Pages
ond Quota Set
,cis and Sam
f (lie Victory Loan
Upleted their pui'a 3-
gf off to a running
wood's quota in the
( War Bund campaigns.
Uassie. permanent war
toirman. announced that
Francis would agam ucou
ilh Sain M. KODinson,
U Canton, acting as cu-
and in active cnarge 01
-ancis and Mayor Robin-
,ihe county through a suc
amapign in both the sixth
Id has a quota this time
H). Of this amount, $365,-
br E bonds. "This is a
,ota on E bonds, but since
last war loan drive, we
the citizens of Haywood
heavilv and enable us to
goal as set by the treas-
irtment. Mr. Masme said.
seventh drive, the county
letting the E bond quota
XI. but went beyond the
jota by several hundred
igs will be held in the
throughout the county,
irman to carry on the work
district will be announced
tool thildren are-expected
an Important part in this
i. s one of the national
W for naming a military
d after each school that
5 in bonds during the
ly every school in the
Ml want a bed in some
ith (heir school name on
P lime should be lost by
and Parent - Teacher
gelling started at once
their quota sold." Mr.
said he planned to
meeting of all war
Niltecs within a week and
Winer details for rarrv.
drive to a successful
Mpaign slogan is
mished Their .Inh-
Jih Clinics On
Plnics which are con
" month by the Hay-
health department and
Ulthe local nffinoc in Ih.
F has been changed ac-
- " announcement this
'Ulies hai.n : .
li ,i i'itviousiy Deen
t he first Wednesday of
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their afternoon in
, oale has been changed
a ,,say' as the stores
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rictoryWar Loan Starts On Monday
To Hold Revival
REV. H. M. HOCUTT, of Ashe
ville, will be the preacher for a
revival meeting at the Hazelwood
Baptist church, starting Sunday
and continuing through November
second, according to Rev. Everett
Murray, pastor of the church.
Rev. Mr. Hocutt is the mission
ary of the Buncombe Baptist Asso
ciation, and is known for his in
spiring and uplifting messages.
The Coming Year
Carl Mundy, president of the
Merchants Association, yesterday
announced three committees to
serve during the coming year on
matters of general interest to the
merchants of the community.
For the committee to pass on ad
vertising matters outside of recog
nized mediums, he named, W. Cur
tis Russ, chairman, Hugh Massie
and Claude Allen.
The committee on credit is com
posed of W. A. Brdley, chairman,
C. E. Eckoff and Ralph Fore.
The committee on closing hours
and holidays, is made up of Charles
Ray, chairman, C. J. Recce and
No meetings are scheduled at
this time, except a call meeting
of the committees by the chairman,
Mr. Mundy said.
Husband of Former
With Bethlehem Steel
Gordon H. Dent, former news
paper reporter has been named
assistant to Willard S. Briscoe,
head of the Publications Division
of the Bethlehem Steel company
on the Pacific Coast, according to
a recent announcement of the com
pany. Mr. Dent is the husband of the
former Miss Alden Howell, daugh
ter of Alden Howell, and niece of
Mr. and Mrs. James W. Reed of
Waynesville and granddaughter of
Captain Alden Howell, of Los
Angeles, Calif., and spent the great
er part of her life here. Mr. and
Mrs. Dent have two children.
Mr. Dent was formerly a mem
ber of the Industrial Relations De
partment of Bethlehem's San Fran
M. D. Watkins attended prc
showings of the new Chevrolet in
Charlotte and Atlanta last week.
While reluctant to discuss the
mechanical and style features of
the new car, it was apparent that
he expected the formal announce
ment and public showing at an
Mr! Watkins is having his entire
showroom, office and parts depart
ment repainted this week.
Seaman C. T. Smith
Charles Tillman Smith, Seaman
first class, U. S. Navy, who entered
the service in March, 1944, has
been discharged from the service.
He was inducted at Spartanburg,
and took his training at The Great
Lakes Training center, Coast Guard
school, Gulfport, Miss. He served
for one year on sea duty in the
Pacific and Atlantic theaters.
Seaman Smith Is the son of Mr.
and Mrs. Luke Smith, of the
Pigeon section of the county and
was employed by the A. C. Law
rence Leather company at the time
he entered the service.
Carnival Will Be
Evening at School
The Parent-Teacher Association
of Central Elementary school was
reorganized Tuesday night, after
being suspended for the war pe
Officers for the year were elect
ed, and installed by Mrs. Doyle
Alley, former state president of
the Parent-Teacher group.
Those named to serve for the
year were: W. Curtis Russ, presi
dent, Rev. M. R. Williamson, vice
president. Miss Martha Way, secre
tary and Mrs. Carl Munday, treas
urer. During the program period, ar
ranged by Carl Rogers, principal
of the school, a talk on the import
ance and work of P.-T.A. was made
by Rev. Mr. Williamson. Much in
terest is being shown in the work,
and a tentative project program
was discussed briefly.
Mr. Rogers presented plans for
the annual Hallowe'en Carnival
which will be held Friday night.
This event has always attracted
hundreds of people, and with the
many special events again this year,
a record-breaking corwd is ex
pected. Major Withers
Major Ernest L. Withers, Jr.
who served with a heavy bombard
rnent group with the 15th Air
Force in the European theater has
received his discharge from the
service, at Miami Beach and has
Joined his wife here.
Major Withers volunteered in
the service in 1941 and took his
training at the following posts
prior to being sent overseas: Kees-
lcr Field, Miss., OCS at Miami,
Fla., Harrisburg, Pa. Tucson, Ariz.,
McCook, Neb., Charleston, S. C,
and Mitchell Field N. Y. At the
time he entered the service he was
sales manager for the Red Rock
Bottling Works, Inc., of Atlanta.
Major Withers is entitled to wear
the Pre-Pearl Harbor ribbon, Amer
ican Theater, European-African-Middle
East ribbon, with six battle
stars, for Italian and German cam
paigns and a United Presidential
Citation. Major Withers served 17
months in Italy.
Asked to Meet Saturday
A meeting of all foxhunters in
Haywood county will be held at the
Waynesville armory on Saturday
afternoon at 2 o'clock. The pur
dosc of the gathering is to organ
ize a county group which will fur
ther this sport in this area. All
persons interested in this sport are
uroerl to be oresent and help with
the organization and plans for the
To the People
of this Community
Some day in the next few weeks
a volunteer salesman will ask you
to buy more bonds. You may be
tempted to answer: "The war's
for health in
hospitals from coast to coast?
Would you care to walk a patrol
In Tokyo or Berlin with a GI and
tell him "the wart ov?"
Of course, the bloody fighting Is
over. Your Job In helping to clean
up the money cost Is the easiest
patriotic chore any country ever
asked of lta citizens; loan of more
dollars to be repaid at good Inter
est In 10 years. Compare that Job
with the chore you have handed
to your own son or neighbor's son
to spend countless days In strange
lands to nail down tho victory.
Think you can afford to say no
to the Victory Loan salesman?
Have a talk with your conscience
this yery moment. Be ready for
your Victory Loan salesman in
spirit u well as in pocketbook.
JJiiir care to give
aEgwgfa . that reply to
I7J NYi1'I7 the 300,000
Plan To Finish United
War Fund Drive Soon
5 Red Stamps To
Expire On 31st
Red stamps numbers Al, HI,
t'l.Dl and El will expire next
Wednesday, October 31st.
These are the only rationing
stamps that will expire this
month, according to the official
Sugar stamp No. 38 will be
good until December 31, and
shoe stamps 1, 2, 3 and 4 are
Twelve Make Up
Twelve boys left here Tuesday
morning for induction in the army
at Fort Bragg. They made up the
October quota under the selective
service system. Carroll Lee Smath
ers was named leader of the group.
Others included Loyd Shelton,
Jr., Frank Wayne Caldwell, Robert
Flint Smith, James Gettis Rath-
bone, James Ellis McMahan, John
Shields Bradley, Van Noland, Lin-
don Arthur Nichols, Harlie Louis
Burris. Deuel V. Winchester, and
Jack James Ferguson.
1946 Fords Will
Be Shown Friday
The 1946 Fords will be on dis
play Friday at Davis-Liner Motor
Sales here, it was announced yes
terday by Henry Davis, manager
Numerous changes have been
made in the body design of the
cars, which are the first to be
manufactured since the war.
Mr. Davis saw the cars at a
recent meeting of salesmen, and
reported "they are beauties, and
a marvel in every detail."
Th motors are of the familiar
The new car will be on display
in the showroom of Uic local deal
Firemen Given Champion
Fat Galf For Barbecue
Youthful Haywood County stock
raisers made a fine record with
their entries at the annual Fat
Stock Show and sale which was
held in Asheville last week on the
17th and 18th, under the auspieces
of the State Bankers Association
and the Asheville Chamber of Com
merce. Howard R. Clapp, Haywood
farm agent, served on the steering
David Underwood of Waynes
ville, bought the champion of the
show from Leslie Davis, Haywood
boy, for which he paid $540 at 52
and one-half cents per pound. Mr.
Underwood is donating the calf to
the Fire Department of Waynes
ville for their annual barbecue.
The 154 calves entered In the
show were brought from 12 West
ern counties and Haywood boys
had 21 of the number. Fourteen
of the boys entered 4-H Club calves
and seven of the animals were
owned by FFA boys.
The Haywood boys won 4th place
in the county group of 75 animals
entered and third place in the
county contest of 73 home bred and
Those entering calves from Hay
wood county and their buyers were
Neal Stamcy. son of Mr. and
Mrs. George Stamey, of Canton,
R.F.D. No. 2, by First National
Donald McCracken, son of Jack
McCracken, of Canton, R.F.D. No.
2, by C. E. Ray and Sons and a
second entry bought by Food
H. R. Caldwell, Jr., son of H. R.
Caldwell, of Waynesville, R.F.D.1
A. P. Ledbeter Says
Campaign Is Moving
The United War Fund campaign
in Haywood is "progressing satis
factorily", according to A. P. Led
better, county chairman, as a goal
of $11,500 is being sought in the
Mr. Ledbetter said that some of
the committees had been delayed
in gc'.tlng started, and plan to
finish their work this week, and
make final reports by Saturday
Early reports from committees
finishing their canvass were en
couraging. "At this stage of the campaign,
It looks like everyone is taking an
active part, and by this week-end
most committees should have com
pleted their work," the chairman
Among the earliest to report was
St. John's School, with $104.10.
Classrooms held contests, and the
first and second grades winning by
donating $15.10. Senior high gave
$6.02, Junior high $7.87, the third,
fourth and fifth grades $3.04 and
the kindergarten $5.57. The fac
ulty contributed $66.50.
M. T. Brooks, chairman of the
Canton area, expects to complete
the drive in that end of the coun
ty this week-end.
C. B. Hosaflook
Elevated To High
Post In Masonry
C. B. Hosaflook was one of a
group of thirty-five Masons from
North and South Carolina elected
to Knight Commander Court of
Honor at the Supreme Council in
their annual meeting in the House
of Temple, Washington. D. C. last
Eleevn past masters of the North
Carolina Lodges were among the
members of The Scottish Tire of
Freemasonry of the Southern juris
diction who received the 33rd De
gree. In this group was one man
from Western North Carolina,
James L. Britt, of Asheville, it was
learned from Mr. Hosaflook.
No 2, two animals, bought by R .L.
Sutton and L. N. Davis & Co.
David Rogers, son of Bob Rogers,
Clyde. R.F.D. No. 1. by R. V. Welch
and Hugh Lcatherwood.
Ted Francis, son of C. T. Fran
cis, Waynesville, R. F. D. No. 1,
bought by Burnette's Cafo.
Howell Brown, son of Glenn
Brown, of Clyde, Charlie's Place
and D. J. Howell.
Frank Long, son of Fred Long,
of Canton, R.F.D. No. 2, by J. E.
Ferguson and Bryan Medford.
Newell Jackson, son of J. Sam
Jackson, of Clyde, by M. O. Gallo
way. Wade Francis, son of C. C. Fran
cis, of Waynesville, R.F.D. No. 1,
by Roy Francis.
Woodie Best, son of Crawford
Best of Clyde, R.F.D. No. 1, by
Leslie Davis, son of Floyd Davis,
of Waynesville, R. F. D. No, i, by
Billy Joe Jaynes, of Waynesville,
R.F.D. No. 2, by Wellco Shoe Com
pany. Bennett Best, son of George Best
of Clyde, R.F.D. No. 1, by George
A. Brown and J. E. Massie.
Max Best, son of Crawford Best
of Clyde, R.F.D. No. 1, by First
John Welch, son of W. C. Welch,
of Waynesville, R.F.D. No. 2, by
J. H. Way, Jr.
Bill K Medford, son of Frank
Medford of Clyde, R.F.D. No. 1
two anmials, by Rotary Club, and
Hallett Ward and Henry Davis.
Kenneth Best, son of Crawford
Best of Clyde, R.F.D. No. 1 by
First National Bank. i
The police department Is
sued a stern warning yester
day that Hallowe'en pranks
ters had better steer clear of
destroying property on next
Wednesday night, as a full
force of officers will be on
duty to make arrests of any
one damaging any property
"We expect youngsters to
have a good time, but destroy
ing property does not come
under that heading," Chief O.
R, Roberts said in making his
Last year considerable dam
age was done to the trash cans
and benches on the street.
The Haywood Co.
Expands, As New
Lines Are Added
The Haywood Company yester
day announced the expansion of
their business with the addition of
four new departments.
Starting Monday morning, the
firm will operate a modern ma
chine shop, with L. R. Scott, who
has operated Scott's Repair Shop
for some time In active charge of
the department. All type of ma
chine work, lathe work and weld
ing will be handled.
The firm will operate a stokers
department giving sales and repalr
A large line of plumbing fixtures
and fittings will also be featured,
and their planing mill will do com
The Haywood Company handles
lumber, building materials, as well
After 46 Years
"The timber is all gone, and
things are so changed on the creek
that I hardly know my way ar
ound," said George D. Harrison
native of the Allen's Creek section
of the county who is making his
first visit to this area after an ab
sence of 46 years, spent in the west.
He is dividing his time between
his sisters, Mrs. Callie Buchanan,
of Allen's Creek and Mrs. Eliza
Johnson of Biltmore Avenue, Ashe
ville. His first stop after leaving Hay
wood county was in Galveston,
Tex., and he was one of the sur
vivors of the great flood there in
1900. He has spent the past 25
years in California, and during
the years between has lived in the
larger cities of Colorado, Wyoming,
Montana, Washington, Idaho and
Twenty-five years ago he went
into the real estate business in
California and according to Mr.
Harrison, he has made a lot of
money and lost a lot in the land
Sgt. Ben Bryson Home
After 29 Months Service
Sgt. Ben Bryson, AAF has re
cently returned to the States, after
29 months of overseas duty. He
was in five major battles in Africa,
Sicily, and Italy, and was slightly
wounded while in a foxhole with
a 200 pound bomb. He was en
route to the Pacific theater when
Sgt. Bryson, who was the guest
of his aunt, Mrs. Tela Peebles on
the Soco Gap Road, was accom
panied by his wife, and they made
a trip into the Park while here.
' Sgt. Bryson was connected with
the local police department at one
time, and is the son of R. J. Bry
son of Greenville, S. C.
Upon his return to Chicago, he
will report to Camp Grant, I1L,
where he will receive his discharge
from the service.
Mi-tivvifianMini''.J mmt i'i' i f
CHARLES RAY heads a com
mittee seeking suggestions for a
practical War Memorial in this
community. All suggestions should
be made in writing so that a de
tailed study can be made.
Book Club To
The Waynesville Book Club has
donated $25.00 for books for the
county library during the past year
and plan to continue their support
as one of their projects for the
In addition to the aifc tq tbf
county librury they plan to neip
build up the library at the colored
chool. The club has voted to
spend $40 on the project in the
near future. The members of the
club are also personally donating
books to the school library.
The club has given a number of
memorial books to the county li
brary, the recent volumes includ
ing, "Great Smoky Mountains," by
rhornborough, in memory of Lt.
Thad O. Chafin, Jr.; "Costumes
Throughout the Ages," by Evans,
in memory of Mrs. Mary Willie
.totua Carter; "Treasury of the
Familiar," by Wood, in memory of
Srnest L. Withers.
Other recent gifts to the county
library Include: "World's History
of Art," "Story of Modern Art,"
ind "Modern Art in America," by
Cheney; "Practical Book of Tapes
tries," by Hunter; "Victor Book of
the Symphony," by O'Conneli; and
"Adventures in Symphonic Music,"
P.-T. A. to Hold
The October meeting of the
East Waynesville PTA was held
on Tuesday evening with the presi
dent, Mrs. Albert Abel, presiding.
The organization plans for the
year were completed, committees
appointed and grade sponsors were
Mrs. Ruby Bryson conducted the
devotional period, basing her mes
sage on 13th chapter of II Cor
inthians. Mrs. Abel gave a report
of the district meeting held in
Frank Rogers, principal of the
school spoke on "Growth and De
velopment," stressing the impor
tance of what it takes to make a
well balanced PTA.
Announcement was made of the
Hallowe'en carnival to be held at
the school on Tuesday, 30th, by
Mrs. Kermit Purcell, chairman,
who also named the various com
mittees who would work with her.
Col. J. H. Howell
Col. J. H. Howell attended the
North Carolina State Postmasters
Association annual meeting which
was held in Winston-Salem last
week. Walter S. Morris, fourth as
sistant to the postmaster general
was the main speaker.
Around 170 postmasters from all
sections of the state attended. Post
master Henslcy of Burnsville was
elected president for the coming
Only six states in the U. S. show
an increase in egg production for
the first 9 months of 1945 as com
pared with last year. North Caro
lina leads the league in gains.
Charles Ray Is
To Study Plans
Wax Memorial Of
Is Cited As Need
Suggestions for a fitting war
memorial for this community are
being received by a special com
mittee headed by Charles Ray.
This special committee was re
cently named by J. H. Howell, gen
eral chairman of a War Memorial
group for the community.
Considerable interest is being
shown in the establishment of a
War Memorial of a substantial and
permanent value to the entire com
munity. One suggestion that has already
been made to the committee, and
one that has merit, and is getting
due consideration from the group.
Is the establishment of a YMCA
with Community Center recreation
al facilities included.
Mr. Ray pointed out that sugges
tions for the War Memorial should
be given in writing in order that
the committee could study them in
It was learned yesterday that
Canton has a proposed War Me
morial project in the making that
will cost In excess of $100,000.
Among the plans the committee
have for presenting the matter to
the public, will be a program be
fore each civic and patriotic group
in the community, where sugges
tions can be had from the mem
bership. Mr. Howell named the following
members of the committee to serve
under Mr. Ray:
W. Curtis Russ, representing
Rotary; Ben Phillips, representing
Lions; Mrs. J. H. Howell, D.A.R.,;
Gus Massie of the American Le
gion; R. L. Prevost, of the Boost
ers Club; and Mrs, John Queen,
of the U X.C
The following attended the meet
ing held in Greensboro over the
week-end of the State Guard offi
cers: Col. J. Harden Howell, com
mander of the 2nd State Regi
ment, and Lt. Col. M. H. Bowles,
Capt. Marion T. Bridges, also of
the 8nd Regiment headquarters,
and Capt. Guy. V. Messer and Lt.
Wlilard Moody of the Headquar
ters and Service Company.
The purpose of the meeting was
three fold, namely for the officers
to discuss various problems; for the
Brigade commander to discuss
training programs for the coming
year; for the Governor and Adju
tant General to bring the impor
tance of the State Guard to the
officers, who in turn are to present
the current need to the enlisted
personnel of the state guard.
In his address to the group
Governor Cherry stated that the
maintenance of the standard of
the State Guard was more impor
tant at present than at any time
during the war. He also called
attention to the fact that the com
munities that have supported
guard units will be recognized in
the allocation of National guard
units when they are organized.
Officers of the Greensboro unit,
under Col. W. W. Sharpe, were
hosts of a barbecue dinner on Sat
urday night and Col. Paul R.
Younts, commanding officer of the
ORD was host at the ORD Officers
Club on Sunday at a luncheon for
the 170 officers attending the con
ference. Mrs. Sam Queen
To Attend 26th
Mrs. Sam Queen will attend the
26th annual Public Welfare Insti-,
tute for North Carolina Social
Workers in Raleigh next week. The
meetings will be held at the Caro
lina Hotel, October 30 and 31.
The program will include dis
cussions of current developments
in dealing with juvenile delinquen
cy, adoptions, and social case
work. The work of the Domestic
Relations Commission, the Medical
Care Commission, the State Vete
ran's Commission and the Hospitals
Board of Control as they relate to
county welfare situations will be
On Monday preceding the open
ing of the Institute Tuesday morn
ing, the N. C. Association of Coun-
ty Superintendents of Public Wei
fare will hold their annual bust
ness meeting and dinner session.
Governor Cherry will address tho.
superintendents night meeting on
"The State's Responsibility for
Public Welfare." " ,