The Waynesville mountaineer. (Waynesville, Haywood Co., N.C.) 1925-1972, December 28, 1944, Image 1
HE WAYNESVILLE MOUNTAINEER mh"year Published In The County Seat Of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park NO. 51 12 Pages WAYNESVILLE, N. C, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 28, 1944 (One Day Nearer Victory) $1.75 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties iristmas Business st Ever Recorded, any Events Given Imber of annual events that tome traditional in the com pere sponsored as usual r. ..... Lions Club operated tneir board with unprecedented realizing over $650. Woman's club held their Christmas tree ior tne cnu- the community, which was tided. The club had more b distribute than they nad due to the generosity of groups in tne community. Rotary club gave baskets lies representing more than )lt program of Christmas car Bented by the choral group high school under the direc ! Chas. Isley, was largely d. itraas programs were given various churches attracting members of the congrega- ight Christmas Eve services so held and well attended, ping reached the highest er known in the community, nts reordered merchandise times, some of whih was d to have been received as Saturday, yet much of it was ) last minute shoppers. upon shelves in many of es were completely deplet tock. her'ff's department reports he quietest Yulctide seasons rd. There were around a ten arrests made, during as week-end. ell C, Ensley id By Hit and Driver, Dec. 24 1 C. Ensley, 31, son of Mr. ;- W. f . Knsley of Waynes )o was employed in a ship- Biunswick, Ga., was ins iiled vh' n struck by a car y a hit-and-run driver while a street near his home on nrnon of Christmas Eve. al services were conducted cott's Cnek Baptist church fcam on Wednesday after- 3:"0 with the Rev. Mr. officiating. Burial was in ield cemetery. arers were; George Lewis, 'ones, Russ Sumners, Jim Grady Woodard and lanton. nley is survived by his his widow and three small Hy, Bobby and Kenny, all iW'ck; a sister, Mrs. Sam waynesville; three broth 1 V. Ensley of Sylva, Wal ns,ey of the U. S. Armv, ) V'. Ensley, Tj. S. Navy, -arret t Funeral Home of 'He was in charge of arms. 1 Men To Be ary Aides ov. Cherry 51 H. Bowles and Captain Tvm will be two of the j81? aides to Governor berry when he is inaugu January 4th. Both men e in the State Guard. es is in charge of the ailion and Capt Prevost mt to Col. j. H. Howell, m. "arge of the second Pirnent will be unable to ilthugh he had been is Peal invitation to parti tne event. Bowles and Captain Pre leave here on the third. ' Burr Way, student at "Wsity, spent Christmas s Parents, Mr. and Mrs. Waynesville Area Buys $616,026 In War Bonds The Waynesville area over bought war bonds in the sixth war loan drive by $252,000, ac cording to a check-up yester day. Five of the eight town ships in this area went over the top with their quota. The quota for this area was $364, 000. The details of how each township stood will be found in the sales themometer on page six. Tin ,i I. I r Tin i 1 1 r 1 1 1 f 1 11 ! Cunningham'g son, Phil, is spending this week ood with Her. Oliver Davis, 98, Oldest Haywood Resident, Dies Last rites were held on Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock at the Spring Hill Baptist church for Oliver Davis, of Canton, 98-year-old Hay wood county citizen, believed to be the oldest resident of the county, who died Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock in the Haywood County Hospital. Rev. Thomas Erwin, pastor, officiated. Burial was in the church cemetery. Mr. Davis suffered a broken hip when he fell on an icy walk in Canton about two weeks ago and had been in the hospital since that time. Mr. Davis, despite his years, had led an active life. He appeared several times a few years ago on the Saturday night round-up in Asheville as fiddler and clog danc er. Mr. Davis is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Fannie Wooten and Mrs. Novie Connard, of Hay wood county, and Mrs. Hester Lindsey of Turnpike; one son, Hobert Davis of Haywood county, 28 grandchildren and a number of great-grandchildren. Wells F,uneral Home of Canton was in charge of arrangements. v All Records Broken By The Post Office Dr. Baxter Forced To Give Up Practice Due To 111 Health Dr. J. F. Baxter, veternarian, has been forced to close his offices here upon the advice of his physician. He will continue his duties as ath letic coach for the boys of St. John's ' . school for the present. Dr. Baxter came to Waynesville last February from Snow Hill and has gained a considerable practice during the time he has resided here. He is a member of the Way nesville Rotary club and has been active in community affairs. Dr. Baxter and his wife and two daughters reside on East Street. Prior to coming here Dr. Baxter maintained offices in Kinston, but lived in Snow Hill. Pvt. Jl. D. Rogers Awarded The Purple Heart Private Robert D. Rogers, son of Mr. and Mrs. Homer Rogers of Fines Creek, has been awarded the Purple H?art for gallantry in ac tion, according to information re ceived by his family. Private Rogers was in France at the time he was wounded. He entered jthe service in January of this year and was inducted at Camp Croft, From Croft he was sent to Camp Wheeler, Ga., and then to Fort George Meade, Md. From the latter he was sent overseas. At the time he entered the ser vice Pvt. Rogers was in the truck ing business. His wife is making her home at Lake Junaluska while he is in the service. Repairs Being Made At The Laundry Here ... f A 11 .. J A new. floor is Deing insianeU n the Waynesville Laundry Dy J. W. Killian, owner. The work is being carried on without a shut down of the plant. The machines are moved to one side as the new floor is placed. Mrs. Johnny Cuddel-ack, labora tory technician of the District Health Department, spent the Christmas week-end with her mother, Mrs. Kitchen, in Mills River. Quarter Million Pieces Handled In 18 Days; Reve nue Far Ahead of 1943. The post office here handled about a quarter of a million pieces of mail from Decemher Oth to the 25th, it was learned from Post master J. H. Howell yesterday. The stamping machine registered 110,001 piecis had passed through during the period, and that did not include the hundreds of pieces stamped by hand, packages, or any incoming mails. This Christmas season broke all former records in mails, in both pieces handled and total revenue. As many packages were receiv ed Christmas Day and Tuesday as any day before Christmas, it was learned. Several times the post office was loaded to the limit with packages. Revenue for the omee was $967.13 above the last quarter of 1943, with sevsn more days business to be counted. The tremendous business was handled with only one extra helper this year. All the dispatching was done by Miss Faustine Howell and Miss Louise Campbell. Postmaster Howell was warm in his praise for the untiring efforts of every member of the force, and the manner in which they carried on their extra duties during the peak and rush periods. Consider able night work was done by the force. Gifts Await First Baby Born In 1945 Many valuable gifts await the first white baby born in Haywood in 1945. Seven Waynesville firms have joined together and are offering the first baby born in the county next year these useful gifts, which in clude: A complete outfit from Belk Hudson. A low chair from Garrett Fur niture Store. ( A pair of shoes from Ray s De partment Store. 15 quarts of pasteurized milk from Pet Dairy. Two week's laundry service from Waynesville Laundry. Six cans of Gerber's Baby Food from The Food Store. A year's subscription and &b birth announcements from The Mountaineer. The rules of the contest are pub lished in the full page in this edi tion, which also carries details of the gifts to be given by the various filThe wiriner will be announced in the next issue Of The Mountaineer. Applications Are Being Taken For Lockers In Plant Applications for a locker in the Farmers Federation frozen food locker system here will be received daily on and after Saturday at the local store of the Federation, by Mr. and Mrs. Sam Houston, who have been with the frozen food division of the organization for several years. Mr. and Mrs. Houston will dem onstrate and give all details of the services and the locker system. The number of lockers that can be built are limited, and applications are expected to come in 'rapidly since so much interest has been shown in the project. Mr. and Mrs. Houston will devote their entire time in accepting ap plications and giving information. Seriously Wounded v - . n t NC P;s llilllk PVT. JACK WRIGHT, XJ. S. Army, husband of Mis. Catherine T. Wright, has been .seriously wouudud, according to information received by his wife. The mes sage stated that he was wounded in Germany on November 22. Pvt. Wright entered the service in June, 1943, and at the time he entered the service .was employed by the A. C. Lawrence Leather Company. He had served" with the First Army for the past year. Babson Sees Many Changes In Business During Coming Year Tax Listing In Haywood Starts On January First General Outlook Gives 10 Percent Reduction In Business, Says Babson. The Mountaineer again presents as an annual New Year feature, the outlook for the coming year by The tax listers and appraisers Roger W. Babson, noted statisti- who were named a few weeks agocian 01 the nation. by the county commissioners to ap praise and list the taxes for the county for 1945 will meet this morning in the office of the county tax . collector Earl Ferguson, and receive instructions and supplies to carry on the listing and revalua tion -of Haywood property. The revaluation of property which the law designates shall tuke place every four years, is due to be carried forward this year, as the last revaluation of property in the county was made in 1941, ac eofdlag to George A. Brown, Jr., c6uny manager. ' Th" county tax books will be opefi.ftd on January 1, and all prop erty owners are required to get in to! with the listers in their com- mu HEIiarflJMcGala Reported Killed In Belgium Private First Class Ililliard Mc Gaha, 24, son of Mrs. Caldonia Hannah, of Dellwood, has been re ported killed in action in Belgium on Sept. 5, 1944, according to a message from the War Department. Pfc. McGahn volunteered in the U. S. Army on October 3, 1939 and has visited his, family only one time since he has been in the ser vice, which hnppend to fall on the day of the attack on Pearl Harbor. He had served almost three years overseas, landing in England from North Africa, then to Tunisia, France and later to Belgium. He was s; rvip" s a gunner on a tank. At the time he entered the ser vice he was engaged in farming in New Jersey. Surviving are his mother, three sisters, Mrs. Beatrice White of Mt. Sterling, Mrs. Glenn Keener of Arkanias, and Miss Lillian Mc Gaha of Hazelwood; one brother, Wilce McGaha, U. S. Army, now in France; three half brothers, Es tol, Paul and Doyle Hannah, of Dellwood; his grandmother, Mrs. Nancy Barnes of Dellwood, and a number of other relatives in the county. Miss Helen Nicholas, studi nt at P.erea College, is spending the Christmas vacation with her par ents, Mr. and Mrs. Steve Nicholas. Drastic Changes Made In Rationing Foods GENERAL 1WSIXEFS 1. A year ago the United States Babsonchai t Index of the Physical Volume of Business registered M8.6; today it registers 138, justi fying my forecast, of a year ago. The Canadian Babsonchait Index of the Physical Volume of Busi ness registered 200.9 a year ago; today it registers 197. 1945 will show a reduction of more than 10 both in United States and Cana dian business. Furthermore, most of the following comments apply to both countries. 2. War production is already be ing cut back nnd this reduction will rapidly continue through 1945. Even those railroads and indus tries which expect to benefit from a long war with Japan will be dis nonointed. .;. The r.;-converst!n of indus try from war to peace business will Increase during every month of 1945. Furthermore ,time required for re-conversion will not be as great as most people believe. 4. Inventories quoted at their price values, rather than volumes, will continue, as a whole, during 1945 about as during 1944. Raw material piles will be larger, but manufactured goods will be small er. 5. Population increases in the United States during 1945 will be about 700,000, but the birth of new babies will fall off somewhat. RETAIL COMMODITY PRICES 6. Rationing will continue through the most of 1945. Dur ing the early part of the year, I expect to see further restrictions especially in connection with meats, canned goods, etc. 7. The retail prices of most necessities and some luxuries will be higher during 1945 than at pres ent. The prices of some of the luxuries, such as furs, have al ready collapsed. 8. Steep prices of goods needed for peacetime manufacture should be a little higher, but prices of the heavy war goods will decline. This applies to the heavy chemicals. 9. The wholesale prices of raw material? in general may decline (Continued on page 10) OPA, in a drastic and swift i move, put canned, vegetables back A5 through P5 in book four are on the rationing list Tuesday morn- j cancelled. i 1 . n 4AMM mg; made invaim an sugar -.amp except No. 34- to date, and added 4 points to creamery butter as they announced many red and blue stamps invalid. Canned fruits go on the ration ing list at 12:01 a. m. next Sun day morning. The new point values on canned vegetables, based on the No. 2 cans, or those weighing from 18 to '22 ounces, are as follows: Asparagus 10 points Green or wax beans .... 10 points Corn, vacuum pack .... 30 points Corn 20 points Peas 20 points Spinach 10 points The only food stamps that are valid between this date and Jan uary 1, 1945, are: Red Stamps Q5, R5 and S5; Blue Stamps, X5, Y5, Z5, A2, B2; Sugar, Stamp 34. The food stamps which have been made invalid are as follows: Red Stamps, A8 through Z8 and Blue SUmps, A8 through Z8 and A5 through W5, book four are can celled. Sugar Stamps, Numbers 30, 31, 32, 33 and 40 and all outstanding canning sugar certificates issued by local boards become invalid. A wire to the local war price and rationing board yesterday pointed out that effective December 31, at 12:01, red stamps T, U, V, W, and X5 become valid, and on January 1, at 12:01 a. m., the following blue stamps will be valid: C, D, E, F and G2. "All rationing book holders should remove all cancelled stamps from book four themselves," the Charlotte office advised. The message continued: "The War Food Administration says meats, butter and processed foods will be shorter in the first quarter than at any time since the war started. Pvt. J. H. Jones Reported Missing In Germany Private John H. Jones, son of Mr. anel Mrs. Lee Roy Jones, of Roan Mountain, Tenn., and 'husband of Mrs. Evelyn P. Jones, of Waynes ville, R.F.D. No. 1, has been miss ing in action in Germany since No vember 14, according to a message from the War Department. The message read as follows: "The Secretary of War desires me to express his deep regret that your husband, Private John H. Jones, has been reported missing in ac tion since fourteen, November in Germany. If further details or other information are received yon will be promptly notified." 250 Attend Program At Rocky Branch About 250 people attended the annual Christmas tree at the Rocky Branch church last week. Gift bags were give to all those attend ing the program. Those in charge of arrangements and program included, Derry Nor man, Mrs. Frank Warlick, Miss Elizabeth Mitchell, Miss Florence Wyatt and Mrs. Omie McClure. Rev. M. C. Wyatt is pastor of the church.