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Published In The County Seat Of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
"What Can You Spare
That They Can Wear?"
Give Your Old Clothing
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fcfYEAR NO- 25 16 Pages
WAYNESVILLE, N. G, THURSDAY, JANUARY 24, 1946
$2.00 in Advance in Haywood and Jackaon Counties
Hearing On Bank
Soon On Whether
Hazelwood Will Get
A State Bank
Four stockholders of the pro
posed First State Bank of Hazel
wood, attended a hearing before
the State Banking Commission in
Raleigh yesterday, at which time
final presentations for the bank
Those attcndinc the hearing
were: Claude N. Allen, L. N. Davis,
Dr. Stuart R. Roberson and Jona
than H. Woody.
The decision of the commission
is expected within a few days, and
if the charter is granted, a build
ing will be erected on Main street,
Hazelwood, by Mr. Allen and L. M.
Killian. The building will bo
pushed to completion and the bank
will not open until it can operate
in the new building.
To Receive Service Medals From Governor Today
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nuranh was made shortly after the converted army command car left the Mooney Cove Road and
ide down in the Mooney Cove Creek, which was swollen by the rains and snows. The Haywood
cir lives, as they were pinned under the wreckage in the swift icy waters. The vehicle, used
g mail from the post office to the trains, had only a canvas top, which did not afford any protec
it crashed upside down. Those killed were Roy Sherrill, Roby Sherrill, brothers, and a cousin,
Id Nichols. Snow can be seen in tne DacKgrouna on me eigm-iooi Dante, ne roaa is ai me iop
This is a Mountaineer photograpn, maae Dy waiiace Maney.
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tani) Kilted Ttairs-
h Upside Down
Iaywood county men,
111, 28, Roby Sherrill, 26,
nd their cousin, Burl
lichols, 31, were killed
afternoon around 2:30
en the jeep in which
riding went over an
Embankment and over
lo the Mooney Cove
lout three miles from
re no eye-witnesses, but
were found all three
pinned beneath the over-
which had been con-
) a truck. It was be-
lave been from 20 to 30
ter the accident before
fry was made by Mrs.
Is in front of whose home
fdis saw the men in the
ft a quarter of a mile
f one of the accident, be-
on nome, she had stoo-
,neighbor's house for a
discovered the wreckage
."uvea at the turn of
Mo her place.
in s department was no-
jowing the information
c family of the Sher-
!VCd in the rnmmiinitv
ft. V. Welch and Deputy
paniels rushed to the
iters decided after ar-
ihe three men appar
instantly and that it
lecessary to hold an in
fo ofllcers were unable
v slate the ran. rf th
The machine, a jeep, had
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'8 Next Week
uran of wit, humor.
f wacks, and local
written each week
than 25 years.
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Morgan On State
J. R. Morgan was re-appointed
by Governor Cherry yesterday for
a four-year term as a member of
the state board of elections.
Mr. Morgan has just completed
a four-year term on the board. His
present term will expire January
Others named by the Governor
were: Col. William T. Joyncr, Ra
leigh, who has served as chairman
for the past four yeras, Walter H.
Woodson, Salisbury, Adrian S.
Mitchell, Winton, the Republican
BURL EDWARD NICHOLS, one
of the three men killed when the
converted army command car left
the road three miles from here last
Thursday and landed upside down
in Mooney Cove Creek.
Winner Of UDC
Malcolm Williamson won the an
nual U.D.C. oratorical contest for
junior high boys Tuesday morning,
with his address of "Henry Grady's
Memorial Address" by John Tem
George Garrett was winner of
the second place, and he used as
his speech, "Defense of the South."
Third place was won by Jimmy
Swift, using "Robert E. Lee, The
Other contestants were Deral
Davis, using "The New South,"
Charles Wiggins, "Stonewall Jack
son's Way," and Jimmy Galloway,
"North Carolina's Place in the
Miss Nan Killian, historian of the
chapter, presided, and Mrs. J. R.
Boyd, Jr., president, presented cash
awards to the winners.
Judges for the contest were:
Rev. L. G. Elliott, Rev. Paul W.
Townsend, and A. T. Ward.
To Represent State
At 7-State Meeting
Glenn Palmer will attend a co
opertive extension work committee
meeting of seven states in Birm
ingham on the 31st. Mr. Palmer
will represent North Carolina on
Victor Nobeck Is
Now a Sergeant
Victor Nobeck has just been pro
moted to the rank of sergeant, ac
cording to information received
this week by his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. V. C. Nobeck, of Hazel street.
Sgt. Nobeck has been in service
for the past 38 months, and is at
present at Orlo Vista, Fla.
Wiley A Nolan,
Funeral services were conducted
at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon at
the Crabtree Baptist church for
Wiley A. Noland, 49, farmer and
livestock raiser of the Crabtree
section of Haywood county, who
died Thursday morning at the Hay
wood County hospital after a short
illness. Rev. Forrest Ferguson and
the Rev. Yoder Davis, officiated.
Burial was in the church cemetery.
Mr. Noland, a native of this is
Mr. Noland, a native of this coun
ty, is survived by his widow; two
sons, Grady Boyd and Jack Noland,
both serving in the U. S. army, now
overseas; one daughter Miss Joan
Noland, of Cranberry, N. J.; his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. H.
Noland, of Waynesville; two
brothers, Grady Noland, of Wil
mington and Fred Noland, of
Clyde, R.F.D. No. 1; four sisters,
Mrs. Walter Francis, Mrs. Grace
Camp, and Mrs. Franzie Noland,
all of Waynesville and Mrs. Leon
ard Dalton, of Clyde, R.F.D. No.
The body was taken to the No
land home on Crabtree Thursday
afternoon and remained there un
til the services at the church on
Friday. The Wells Funeral Home,
Canton, was in charge of the arrangements.
Grade A Milk
Meet On Friday
The Haywood Grade A Milk Pro
ducers Association will meet Fri
day night at 7:30 at the county
agent's office for a business session.
A. J. McCracken is president of
the association and Mrs. W. D.
Ketner is secretary-treasurer.
This is the Waynesville Draft Board, who will receive from Governor CIkmt.v in Aslu villc today, medals
for distinguished service. Every member of the board has served continuously since 1940 when they were
named to their present posts. Reading from left to right: T. L. Green, Dr. Tom Stringfield, chairman, and
G. C. Ferguson. This is a Mountaineer photograph by Wallace Marley.
Out Of Service
LT. COL. N. F. LANCASTER,
prominent Haywood physician, re
ceived his honorable certilieale of
service Monday at Camp Gordon.
Augusta, Ga., after serving for 17
months in the Medical Corps of the
Lt, Col. Lancaster and family
will leave this week-end for a va
cation in Florida, and upon their
return, lie will open his ollices in
the Garrett Building, at the corner
of Miller and Haywood Streets.
Workmen are now busy installing
X-Iiay machines and oilier office
During his 47 months in .service
he has been in surgical service at
the station hospital at Camp Gor
don. Lt. Col. Lancaster has terminal
leave until April 8th.
Mrs. Lancaster .ind their son,
Bobby, arrived here late in De
cember, and opened their apartment.
Draft Board Members
Honored Today In
IN NEW YORK
Tom Lee, owner of the Twin
City Bus Service, left Sunday on
a business trip to New York.
Iron Lung Added To Haywood County Hospital Equipment
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A modern, later design iron lung has been added to the equipment of the Haywood County hospital.
The machine was purchased with funds raised in last year's polio drive here, in which the Rotary club
took the lead The hospital trustees made a substantial contribution on the purchase price. Shown here
in front of the machine, are from left to right: Mrs. Irene Rogers, superintendent of the hospital, Mrs.
Charles E Ray, Jr., in charge of the women's division of the drive, Jonathan H. Woody, county chairman,
and Charles E. Ray. president of the Rotary club at the time the members staged the campaign. This is
a Mountaineer photograph by Wallace Marley.
The members of the local draft
board, Dr. Tom Stringfield, T. L.
Grc""ii and Grayden Ferguson, and
Richard E. Sentelle, attorney, will
be presented with Congressional
certificates of merit and selective
service medals at a ceremony to
be held in the Buncombe county
superior court room in Asheville
this afternoon at 2:00 o'clock in
recognition of their service during
World War II.
Governor Cherry will make the
awards and will be assisted by
General Van Metts, North Carolina
director of selective service and
the members of his staff, The pub
lic is Invited and a number of local
people are planning to be present
for the ceremony.
Only draft board members who
have served five or more years and
given continuous service and arc
still actively serving are eligible
for this recognition. There are to
be only five similar ceremonies to
be held in this state.
The local members started their
service in October, 1940, and have
given .a total of more than 1,000
hours of their time, with around
2f)() hours each of the five years,
with no compensation.
The large amount of work may
be evidenced by the fact that there
have been 5,350 men registered
with the local board serving this
area of Haywood county. Each
man registered has been reclassi
fied from one to 12 times by the
The work is still far from being
completed as the board is still ac
tive under the selective service,
with around 700 men still in serv
ice and others being reclassified
each week to serve in the armed
forces being trained. More than
1,000 men have been discharged
to date from this area.
This number, 1,700 does not,
however, give an accurate account
of the number of men serving in
the armed forces from this section,
it was pointed out by Miss Edna
McKay, clerk of the board. There
were hundreds of Haywood county
men on defense jobs out of the
county at the time they entered
the service who registered with
the board in the city in which they
were working at the time.
2 Of Mountaineer
Staff To Attend
Two members of The Moun
taineer staff, W. Curtis Russ, and
Mrs. T. L. Gwyn, are scheduled to
leave this morning for the annual
session of the N. C. Press Associa
tion institute at the Universily of
North Carolina and Duke Univer
sity. The opening ssesion tonight will
feature Fred M. Vinson, secret arv
of the treasury, and Carl Short,
president of the Southern News
paper Publishers Association.
On Friday morning, Mr. Russ
together with T. J. Lassiler, of
Smithficld, will conduct a three
hour clinic for the non-daliy news
papers of the state. Mr. Russ was
president of the State Association
The closing session will be held
at Duke University, with Robert
McLean, president of the Asso
ciated Press and Governor R.
Gregg Cherry, as principal speak
ers. Mrs. Russ and daughter, Margue
rite, also plan to attend the meeting.
DR. C. N. SISK is the new presi
dent of the Haywood County Medi
cal Society. Dr. Sisk is head of
the District Health Department.
Dr. Sisk Heads
Haywood County i
Dr. C. N. Sisk was elected presi
dent ol the Haywood County Medi
cal society at the annual meeting
held at the Nurses Home of the
Haywood County hospital on
Thursday evening, lie succeeds Dr.
V. II. Duckelt, of Canton. Dr.
Mary Michal was re-elected secre
tary ami treasurer of the society.
Dr. Sisk is health director of
the five county health department
composed of Haywood, Transylva
nia, Jackson, Macon and Swain
counties. Dr. Michal is assistant
director of the district.
Dr. Duckelt, retiring president,
was named delegate to the State
Society medical meeting to be held
in the spring. Dr. Robert Owen,
of Canton, was elected alternate to
Dr. .lames Cherry, well known
physician of Asheville and veteran
of World War II was the speaker
of the evening. His subject was on
"The Treatment of Compound
Fractures in World War II." Dr.
Cherry served as chief consultant
orthopedist of 15 base hospitals in
England during the war.
Dr. Cherry told the group of the
remarkable progress that had been
made in his field during the war
and slated that of the patients who
survived the battle fields and
reached base hospitals for treat
ment, only three-tenths of one per
Clothes For War
Now Being Sought
James B. Neal
Is General Chairman
To Get Thousands
Of Pounds Of
An extensive drive to collect
used clothing, bedding and shoes
will be staged in Haywood this
week in connection with the na
tional campaign to get 100 million
pounds for sufferers in war torn
James B. Neal is general chair
man of the drive, and has work
ing with him special committees
from every civic organization and
church in the area. Boy Souls
and Girl Scouts will also take an
active part in the campaign by
calling for bundles where donors
are unable to get them to one of
the many depots set up in the area.
Mr. Neal said yesterday that na
tional headquarters had urged an
extensive drive this year because
of the increased need of clothing,
bedding and shoes throughout
Europe, and other parts of the
Every school in the county ha's
been designated as a place to leave
bundles of clothing, and every
church is playing an active part
and will also receive bundles. Last
Sunday many churches had hun
dreds of pounds brought by mem
bers of the congregations.
Besides the schools and churches,
Mr. Neal pointed out a dozen or
so business places have been named
as depots for leaving bundles.
The national committee pointed
out that the following items are
sorely needed: coats, suits, trous
ers, skirts, dresses, shirts, sweat
ers, underwear, shoes, galoshes,
overshoes rubbers, pajamas, night
gowns, knitwear, blankets, bedding,
piece goods, remenants, draperies.
The following items are not de
sired: straw hats, toys, feather beds,
mattresses, novelties and house
The statement continued: "What
is needed is used clothing for both
winter and summer wear. Al
though clothing need not be in
perfect repair, it must be useful
to the people who will receive it.
All types of washable garments
should be washed before they are
given to the collections, but need
not be ironed. Other garments
should be clean and sanitary."
Leo Weill, president of Wellco
Shoe Corporation; has volunteered
again to see that the collections are
properly packed and shipped to Hie
Clothing can be left at the fol
lowing places: Ward's Service Sta
tion, Lake Junaluska; The Toggery,
Massic Dept. Store, Boyd Furni
ture Co., Waynesville Laundry,
Burgin's Dept. Store, Cash Groc
ery Co., Unagusta Manufacturing
Co., Dayton Rubber Manufacturing
Roylc & Pilkington Co., Juna
luska Supply Co., Belk-Hudson
Co., Smith's Drug Store, Central
Cleaners, First National Bank, C.
E. Ray's Sons, Bradley's Store,
Charles Buchanan's Store, A. lens
Creek; A. C. Lawrence I L-ather
Co., Wellco Shoe Plans, No. 1 and
. R. Morgan On
Mars Hill Board
J. R. Morgan, attorney and civic
leader of Waynesville, has been
named a member of the board of
trustees of Mars Hill college by the
general board of the Baptist State
convention, President Hoyt Black
well has announced.
Mr. Morgan was himself a mem
ber of the general board of the
Baptist State convention until last
spring, when he was retired by
rotation. He was also formerly a
member of the board of trustees
of Mars Hill college. He was ap
pointed to serve until 1949.
Free Bus Services Offered Persons
Without Ways To Get To Church
An announcement was made this
week by Tom Lee, Jr., owner of
the Twin-City Bus Service, that
he would provide free bus trans
portation to any person not having
transportation to get to church
services in the community.
Mr. Lee consulted with pastors
of the community, and made the
offer last week. Each pastor is to
get the names and addreses of such
persons, turn them over to Mr. Lee
who will work out a schedule for
his bus drivers.
The buses will make the rounds
of the churches after services and
return the passengers to their
at Can You Spare That They Can Wear?" Donate Your Old Clothes To Those Who Are In Dire Need