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The Waynesville mountaineer
Published In The County Seat Of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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WAYNESVILLE, N. C, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13, 1945
$2.00 in Advance in Haywood and Jackson Count ie
S Be Held Sunday,
y M Park Theatre
l Williamson Is
Charge of Special With New Store
ill Start At 6 O clock
,...t ( i he one-time popu-
lyls community sin wUl
bored again j j
L0f Commerce at the Park
on Sunday, uecemuci o
tjns of the community, to
Ch the high school band,
choirs of all the
L will be featured in the
C which is being headed by
kjcolm Williamson. j
program is so arranged so
, m he over in time not
Lfere with any churches
lave evening services pian
' those which have Vesper
L will also have an opp'or-
W participate in the service
(ommlttee appointed wr.
mn to arrange the program
reside at the service. Spe-
Lc will be furnished by
bh School Band under the
in of Mr. Harvell, a gins
under the direction of Miss
nie Moore and Mrs. Fred
ind a choir composed of
torn all local churches un-
direction of Mrs. Henry
ton. In addition to tne
numbers all those present
L in singing some of the
(otnmittce on arrangements
posed of Leo Weill, J. E.
Whitener Prevost, Charles
id Miss S. A. Jones.
W, L. Matncy will furnish
L accomapniments for the
people of the community are
to attend the service. There
admission and no collec-
pU be taken.
en Men In
p men making up the De-
pre-tnduction group under
toive service system left
Wednesday morning at
fort Bragg where they
liven nhvsical examina-
p determine whether or not
ibe called for active duty
p West was named leader
mp on the trip to Fort
p in the Eiotirj wpw fflvrfA
Nice, Zimmery Floyd Mes-
pjina hcatcs, Jr., James
I Wood. Mnnilnl WnoVi Mo-
Jonathan Thomas Coward.
ilth Clinic ,
War monthly clinic spon-
we Haywood County
Partment, which is held
Mice of the rlrnirtTru.nt tn
Wbouse, will not be con
""s month, according to
JMichal, assistant county
dilliC WAS nnctnnnnJ
P we inclement weather and
Ftl"l of some of the rural
Nil further notice is given
U be held at the regu-
DR. J. L. COBB, druggist, and
assistant manager of Curtis Drug
Store, which opens for business
on Main Street this morning. Dr.
Cobb is well known in Western
North Carolina. Mrs. Cobb is also
associated with the store. Del ails
of the opening will be found in
section two of this newspaper.
The snow of last week lias
upset the schedule of the
Christmas holidays for the stu
dents of the Waynesville Town
ship and county schools, it was
learned from M. H. Bowles,
county superintendent of edu
The Yuletide vacations were
first announced to begin on
Tuesday, the 18th. and to end
on January 2. Due to the
heavy snowfall that made it
necessary on account of travel
conditions to close the schools
for a three-day period last
week, the holidays will tiot be
gin officially until December
The time had to be made
up and after a conference of
Mr .Bowles and the principals
of the schools, it was thought
best to subtract from the
Christmas vacations rather
than prolong the school term
in the spring.
The holidays will continue
through the first of January as
Has $16,900 In
Their 1946 Budget
Largest Budget In
History Of Church;
For Reserve Fund
The congregation of the First
Baptist church adopted a budget of
S16.9O0 here Sunday morning.
This represents an increase of
$1,500 over the 1945 budget, and
the largest in the history of the
The budget calls for an expendi
ure of $10,097 for administrative
ind operating funds, with $395 go
ing for associational programs for
the Haywood Baptist Association,
and $3,873 for missions and benev
olences. The budget also carries
a 15 per cent reserve fund, or
$2,535 for the year.
The budget was prepared by a
spt-cial budget committee, and ap
proved by a joint session of the
budget and finance committees to
gether with the deacon board be
fore going before the church last
A special program will be held
Sunday mroning, at which time
pledges will be turned in to the
finance committee for the year.
R. B. Davenport is chairman of the
finance committee for next year.
Lt. Comander Thomas String
field. U. S. Navy medical corps,
has been promoted from Lt. to his
present rank, according to informa
tion received by his parents. Dr.
and Mrs. Sam Stringfield. He is
now stationed at the Naval Air
Commander Stringfield entered
the service in March, 1943, after
having served for one year with
the British Ministry of Health un
der the American Red Cross bvfor4
this country declared war. He has
to his credit 18 months of sea duty
in the Pacific theater.
At the time he volunteered for
overseas duty with the Americar.
Red Cross Commander Stringfield
was associated with his father and
his uncle, Dr. Tom Stringfield In
the practice of his profession.
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rr Of Ranl, ...in ,
P?1 tne Hazelwood school
IS eLening. the 18th at
f 'in.- icasiDuity oi a
wood will be discuss-
"'ii no decided from the
r-i mc ueanng as vo
a baT thC t0Wn is eligi"
,, -"wu are expeciea
P he hearing.
Mrs. E. Edwards
Instructor at V. I.
Mrs. Elsie Smathers Edwards has
Kaon ninwH riding instructor at
Virginia Intermont College, to fill
the vacancy caused oy tne resigna
tion of Miss Marion Hunt Stevens,
who has been instructor for the
last eight years at Suilins and
Virginia Intermont, and at Camp
Mrs. Edwards, of Waynesville,
sister of Mrs. Francis Massie, has
been assistant to Miss Stevens.
Mrs. Edwards has been at the
college since her husband, Capt.
Douglas Edwards has been in the
armed forces in the Pacific theater.
To Aid "Yanks
A campaign for "The Yanks
Who Gave" is being sponsored lo
cally by the American Legion Aux
iliary. The drive is to secure
Christmas cheer for the patients
in government hospitals who
served during the war.
The package may be either for
a man or a woman, with the con
tents listed on the outside of the
package, so that the hospital
authorities may know to whom the
gift would be acceptable.
The deadline for making contri
butions to this Christmas cheer
fund has been set as Friday, the
21st. Anyone wishing to donate
a Christmas box are asked to leave
their package or packages, as the
case may be at the store of W. A.
Bradley in Hazelwood or the Mas
sie Furniture Store in Waynes
ville. The members of the Auxiliary
are working hard to have a large
collection of gifts fromfthis section
and every person in the commu
nity is urged to pack a box for
"The Yanks Who Gave" so generously.
Winners In Reading Contest
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by the County Library' during National Book Week, the group named
26 out of 27 characters in the contest, and each one was presented with
a book. They are reading from left to light, Vivian Walking, Laura
Woody, Julia Ann Stovall, Lane Prevost and Joan Morris.
Day Was Successful;
Much Progress Made
Throe Agricultural L;ons Club Slart
v j roups itici in viuiuui
Session Here Last
Two Local Hunters Get Trapped
By 18-Inch Snowfall While On
Hunting Trip In Fisgan roresi
By nine o ciock luesuay
ing the flakes got larger and thick
er They continued to fall until
eight o'clock Wednesday morning,
and by then the blanket of snow
was only eighteen inches deep,
with a thick coating of ice on every
The two hunters went to their
car, which ordinarily is only a 10
mii.utc walk from the cabin. In
one hour of hard trugglng, they
found the car, buried under the
snow ,and all possible means of
getting it out blocked.
They returned to the cabin, and
early Thursdar morning started
out for Cruso, 4 miles away. In
four hours they were back In civi
lization, two tired nd worn out
The car was brought out Sunday
. .....I cAAmswt : tinfw the
earthward. aiieraoun ov..... -
cated this was just a Jew m- worse lor wear,
caieu . , , hino 1 tnr venisoi
Haywood county farmers were
urged to give consideration to the
po6t-war problems in planning
their production for next year by
Dr. I. O. Schaub, farm extension
director in an address at the an
nual Achievement Day program
here at the court house on
Saturday morning, when the re
ports of the Demonstration farm
ers, home demonstration club wo
men and 4-H groups of the county
"American farmers have work
ed hard in the last five years," Dr.
Schaub said. "With less equipment,
less labor and less fertilizer, the
nation's fanners have increased
production by 38 per cent. Now
that the war is over, farmers want
to get back lo normal." But he
added that he believed the so
called normal days were gone for
ever. The problems must be met
in the light of present circumstan
ces. "There is bound to be some drop
in farm prices. Labor will try to
keep lis gains and experience
shows us that labor has never
given up any wage gains made
during war. Five million people
left American farms during the
war. Many of them will not re
turn," he said.
"Increased efficiency of farm
operations is the only way to
brid the gap between increased
labor costs and the decreased farm
prices," he pointed out.
"The American farm will be
mechanized and this will bring
about an increase in the size of
farms. The small farmer will
leave voluntarily or will be pushed
off the land," he said.
Dr. Schaub suggested the farm
ers plan for longer periods in the
future. "What kind of agriculture
do you want in Haywood county
in 1950, in 1960," he asked, "do
you want a great dairy county?
If so work to that end. The same
of poultry, work to that end, or
any other product."
The winners In the 4-H clubs as
outstanding members were: Fran
ces Williams, of Waynesville, for
the girls who was given a box of
candy presented by Smith s Drug
Store. H. R. Caldwell was awarded
The Lions Club will start
their annual dime board on
Main street here ' Saturday,
with the proceeds going" to
Underprivileged children, in
the annual Christmas cheer
memDera ei me cino win
have charre of the board, and
it will be maintained dally.
ntcht now it would be hard to
get Guy Massie or VT, H. Owens
to say they ever wanted to see any
Both men felt they were destin
ed for good luck as they left here
early Tuesday a week ago for the
hunting lodge on Pisgah. On his
trip a week or so previously, Mr.
Massie had brought out a fine
buck. As they left they were in
high hopes of bringing back enough
venison to fill their lockers in the
freezer locker plant. The wind
was blowing just nght-tnc air
had just enough moisture to help
them get through the leave, with
out making too much noise. It
was a perfect day.
A. they neared the bunting site,
a few flakes of snow began to drift
.. j nf Ihe wind mu'-
flakes, and 01 Sol would soon shine
forth. . . - - -
LM St: mi
a tny vnnisnn. the hunters had
na . . . , -
vanilla snowcream instead.
Dime Board Here
a hoe presented by Massie Hard
ware Store for the outstanding
record of a 4-H club boy.
The awards given the 4-H club
girl members presented by Miss
Mary Margaret Smith were as fol
lows: County champions Food
preparation, Nancy Poslon; Food
conservation, Betty Jo Gorrell;
Dress revue, Frances Williams;
Dairy products team demonstra
tion, Nancy Poston and Betty Jo
Completion of four years 4-H
work, Hilda Crawford. Peggy No
land and Frances Williams.
Completion of three years 4-H
work: Stella Fisher, Betty Jo Gor
rell, Nancy Mae Poston Madia
Heathcrly and Artie Brookshire.
Completion of two years 4-H
work: Peggy Jo Biggs and Joyce
Completion of one year 4-H
work: Charlotte Bonham, Margaret
Noland, Alice Neal Medford, Ben
nie Lou Medford, Barbara Best,
Hilda Massie. Louise Stamey,
Mickey Lee Chastain. Janey Rus
sell, Pauline Clark, Lyda Rhldar
mer, Peggy Bradshaw, Beulah Med
ford, and Belvie Brown.
"I Dare You," book for leader
ship, award was won by Frances
Williams in girls clubs, and L. J.
Cannon, Jr., in boys 4-H clubs.
In the exhibits Miss Margaret
Boyd, Jonathan Creek club, won
the first prize of a table cloth,
given by Massie Department Store
for a white suit.
Others winning prizes were:
Home furnishings, blanket given
by Toggery, won by Mrs. Edgar
Burnett, Cecil club: Garden, vases,
given by Garrett's Furniture Store,
by Mrs. Hazel Williams, of Juna
luska; for canning, blanket, given
(Continued on Page Eight)
Boosters To Entertain
Veterans And Wives
Of Hazelwood Tonight
All ex-service men of Hazelwood
and their wivfs will be guests of
the Hazelwood Boosters club to
night for the annual Christmas
party and banquet of the club at
the cafeteria of the school, starting
at 7:00 o'clock.
A special program-has been pre
pared by William Medford, chair
man, Rev. C. R. Crockett and L. N.
Davis, the program committee.
Tonight Dewey Hyatt, president,
will present Rev. Mr. Crockett with
the gavel as he turns the office
of president over to Mr. Crockett
for the coming year.
For the past three years the club
has sent a subscription to the
Readers Digest to each man in
service from Hazelwood, and this
year with so many back, they are
giving them a special Christmas
The WDmerjDf the Presbyterian
church will fe charge of the
meal, and plans are being made
for an attendance of 100 or more.
Two fires occurred in the com
munity during the past week, one
of serious and the other slight
The first fire which occurred at
the residence of Mr. and Mrs. R.
L. Coin on Main street on Sun
day morning around 7:00 o"clock
damaged the entire inside of the
house with considerable loss in
furniture and In the building.
The fire which apparently broke
out in a dressing room adjoining
a bath on the first floor opening
into the living room, was discov
ered soon after it started, but by
the time the fire department could
reach the scene the flames had ex
tended over one entire side of the
residence, with smoke damaging
the other part.
No estimate has been made of
the losses, but it was learned from
the owners tKat the insurance ad
juster would be. here this week to
go over the building.
The home which was built in
1880 by the parents of Mrs.. Coin,
the late Mr. and Mrs. R. Q. Mc
Cracken, had been completely done
over by the present owners, who
have resided in the house for the
past three years.
The family were all sleeping up
stairs and were awakened by the
smoke pouring Into their rooms,
which in a short while were
reached by the flames making their
way upward from the first floor.
The second fire which occurred
around 7:30 Tuesday night caught
from an oil stove in the duplex
house owned by Harry Lee Liner,
but it was necessary to use only
the extinguisher and the blaze was
soon put out with no serious dam
age, according to the members of
the city fire department, who an
swered the call.
ABC Club Will
Give Fruit To
The ABC club met at Scrugg s
Cafe in Hazelwood Tuesday night
for a steak supper and completed
plans for giving fruit baskets to
the patients in the hospital on
Other community-wide activities
were also planned for the holiday
Guests of the club included Leon
Killlan, Ed Sims and George Bls
choff. The president Is Clyde
Sgt. II. W. Durnette
Arrives In States After
22 Months In Europe
Sgt. H. W. Burnette, Jr., son of
Mr. and Mrs. H. W Burnette, of
Waynesville, arrived In the States
this week from the European the
ater where he served for 22
Sgt. Burnette is en route home,
according to information received
by his parents. He entered the
service In January, 1943, and was
inducted at Camp Croft. Before
going overseas he received training
at Camp Blanding, Fla., Jackson,
Miss., and Camp Tyson, Tenn. He
served in England, France, Bel
gium and Germany, and was at
tached to the 286th Ordnance
group of Patton's army.
At the time he entered the serv
ice he was employed by Western
Auto Company. .
To Meet Monday
The Parent-Teachers Association
of the Central Elementary school
will meet Monday night in the
school auditorium at 7:30 o'clock.
A special Christmas program by
the glee club of the school will be
a feature of the program, in addi
tion lo other Christmas season
Several matters of business will
be presented to the organization,
in addition to the appointment of
The attendance committee an
nounced special door prizes for the
patrons, and a half holiday for the
grade having the most parents
0. El. Sloberis Resigns As
Chief Of Police Here, To
Go Back To Patrol Work
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O. R. ROBERTS lias resigned as
chief of police of Waynesville and
will return as a member of the
Highway Patrol, effective Decem
Stores Will Be
Next Wednesday afternoon, the
local stores will not observe their
weekly half holiday, but will re
main open the entire day for the
benefit of the shopper.
The closing hours have also been
set up and the stores will reia-Jn
open to customers until 6:00 o'clock
on the 20th, 21st and 22nd.
On Christmas Eve the shopping
will be extended until 7:00 o'clock,
with all (lores remaining open un
til that hour.
AH stores and places of busi
ness have declared a two-day holi
day, and will remain closed dur
ing Christmas Day and the day
Two Whitman Men
Two sons of Mr. and Mrs. D. F.
Whitman have just received their
discharges and arc now at home
with their parents.
Sgt. Fred Whitman served in the
army for three years, and partici
pated In many battles in Belgium.
Germany and France.
Charles B. Whitman, was In the
Naval Air Corps serving as a ma
chinists mate in the .Pacific area.
He entered service in January,
Both sons will be associated with
their father In the operation of
Pcarce's Bakery for the present.
John West, Jr., Returns
From Service With
Engineers On Azores
John West, Jr., son of Mr. West
and the late Mrs. Lovell West and
grandson of Mrs. II. G. West, ar
rived home Sunday from the
Azores Islands where he has been
employed under the Corps of U. S
Engineers on construction work
The Azores are around 800 miles
this side of Portugal.
Mr. West spent thirteen and one
half months on the islands. At the
time he was assigned to duty out
of this country he was employed
in the Charleston District U. S
Engineer office. He will remain
here with his family until January
1st, when he plans to re-enter college.
RAY BACK FROM MARKET
Charles Ray returned Monday
from St. Louis where he spent a
week on the market buying for
Ray's Department Store. He said
St. Louis wholesale district had the
largest number of buyers in history.
Sgt. Sam McCracken Has Served
With Army From Frozen Alaska To
Sweltering, Humid India And Burma
Sgt. Sam McCracken arrived
home last week from India and
Burma, where he had been sta
tioned with the medical corps since
March of this year.
He is home on a 45-day furlough,
and is spending the time with his
parents, Mr .and Mrs. Charles B.
McCracken on Fines Creek. He
will go to Atlanta for reassignment.
Sgt. McCracken has been in ser
vice almost 4 and a half years. He
has a Purple Heart award which
he received for wounds In a battle
in the Aleutians early in the war.
He has seen service from frozen
Alaska to India where the mercury
rose as high as 120 degrees in the
shade, and in Burma the tempera
ture was recorded at 145 degrees
between rains, he said.
As Head Of .
Orville Noland, who has been a
member of the city police depart
ment since May. 1942. was named
chief of police by the board of
aldermen at a recent meeting to
fill the vacancy caused by the
resignation of Chief O R. Roberts,
it was announced yesterday by
J. H. Way, mayor.
Mr Roberts left the State High
way Patrol six months ago to ac
cept the post of chief of police,
and plans to return to the employ
ment of the State, according to a
statement from him last night.
No announcement was made as
to who will take Mr. Noland's Dlaee
in the department.
Mr. Robert's resignation takes
effect from December the 15th at
which time the newly appointed
chief will assume his duties.
Rev. Paul W. Townsend, pastor
of the First Methodist church, who
was appointed to succeed Rev. J.
Clay Madison at the Western North
Carolina Conference in Octobpr.
has arrived this week and will
fill the pulpit at the church on
Sunday morning and evening.
Rev. Townsend, who has served
four years as a chaplain in the
navy was appointed while he was
still in the service and his delay
in arriving to take over his duties
Was due to the fact that he had
not been discharged at ihe time
of his appointment.
Rev. Townsend, who is a native
of Waynesville, Is the son of Mrs.
Metta Folger Townsend, of Lenoir,
and the late Rev. Franklin Town
send, who once served the Waynes
ville district as presiding cider.
Mr. Townsend also taught hers
In the local high school and served
as principal In 1926. He Joined the
Western North Carolina Confer
ence the following year and has
served churches In Boone, Gas
tonia, and Belmont prior to volun
teering in the U. S. navy.
He held the rank of Commander
at the time of his discharge as a
chaplain. He was first aboard the
USS Samuel Chase, an attack
transport on duty in the North
African campaign and was later
assigned to duty as chaplain on
the USS General John Pope, serv
ing In the Pacific theater.
Mr. Townsend was accompanied
here by his wife and his daughter
Ann, who will be a student in the
Waynesville Township high school.
Another daughter is a member of
he sophomore class at the East
Tennessee Teachers College, and
will join the family for the holi
days. Rev. Townsend will have as his
sermon subject at the 11:00 o'clock
service on Sunday, "The Music of
Examiner To Be
John R. Brlnkley, of the State
Highway Division, license exam
iner will be in Waynesville two
days a week according to an an
nouncement made by the examiner,
who wdll work in three counties.
In the number served will be
Transylvania and Jackson in addi
tion to Haywood.
All road tests will be made if
weather permits; but no tests will
be made in rain or snow, it was.
learned from Mr. Brinkley.
Examinations will be made in
the office of the judge in the court
house and the hours will be from
9 to 5 o'clock.
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