Cited By ODI
fTtaleigh, Mar. 7—New occupa
tional deferment procedures for em
jijyees of transportation and re
lated industries were outlined today
ky- Harvey R. Roseman District
Manager of the Office of Defense
Transportation in Raleigh today.
.In the recently approved plan of
Hie Office of War Mobilization for
tyte retention of key workers in es
sential industries, fifteen war agen
ctas will act as claimant agencies
and clearing houses for requests
from employers for the deferment
of workers they consider indispen
' Under the plan the ODT was
(toed as claimant agency and cer
’ying authority for deferment of
dispensable workers in the fol
wing transportation and related
dustries: railroads, automotive
aintenance. highway and local
ansport, airlines, tank car lcas
g, inland waterways and cold and
y storage warehousing.
jj“Because of the increased re
tirement of the Armed Forces,"
gr. Roseman said, "comparatively
Aw men in the transportation in
flistry can be deferred. Furthermore
fie number of men to be inducted
■to the armed services during the
aiming months will greatly add to
fie manpower shortage which is
seriously handicapping all
fianches of transportation,
fits claimant agency for transpor
tation deferments, the ODT is re
vesting transportation employers
1g submit lists of key workers in
fje 18 through 29 group in the or
«r of their indispensibility, plac
fflg those whose loss would be most
Slfious first on the list. Under the
i#w procedure no distinction is be- !
i& made between men over, and
fiose under 26 years of age. all reg- \
ifeants 18 and 29 years of age be- 1
ijjg treated as a single group,
tltiere is no change in procedure i
A men 30 years of age and over.
3ilr. Roseman explained that no
iSifti may be certified for defer
ment if he is not doing work class
ified as indispensable, if he can be |
replaced by someone doing less es
sential work, if another recruit or
transferree can be trained to do
his work in three months, or if he
is dong any work connected with
In order to have employees certi
fied by the ODT for deferment,
employers in the transportation in
dustry must submit, in addition to
lists of their employees under 30
years of age, two sets of Selective
Service Form 42-A, Special (re
vised) and a certification that the
lists and forms are being submitted
One of the Earth’s
Natural Treasures ....
Chilean Nitrate Ranks with
Gold, Oil, and Other Substances,
In Value to Mankind
Huge electric shovels —mod# In ftre U.S.A.—rip natural nitrate ore from
the earth In Chile. Thlt li the raw "caliche" lull at Nature created It.
in* eann in nine. ims is in* raw
"Xiu think of Natural Chilean
Nitrate of Soda as a granulated
Substance, nicely bagged for easy
handling to help you make bet
Eight... but this is a picture
of the finished product. Behind
it are dramatic pictures of pro
i Like other natural treasures of
the earth, Chilean Nitrate is
mined, refined and processed be
fore it is ready to use. The
supply of this natural treasure is
virtually unlimited. Beds already
known contain enough nitrate
ore to last for hundreds of years.
V Men who produce nitrate are
a hardy lot. They live and work
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torm-,_(hoTpion bland ond Old Style. i Elll| §SB it :
h m fin® tnt<honuoi [ VnIJLJMwMUV HpAARIB
qS Alim, in even weight hogs, for tosy I
stemge ond handling,
|to only one certifying agency. A
| fixed percentage of those on the
list may be certified by the ODT to
selective service local boards for
deferment. Final decision as to
whether a man will be deferred or
not will rest with the local boards.
The lists, in quadruplicate, should
include the names of all men un
der 30 years of age on January 1,
1945 who were classified at that
time as 2-A or 2-B and should not
include any part time workers.
Other information to be sub
mitted with the lists includes the
number of employees as of January
1, 1945 exclusive of part time em
ployees, and the name of each reg
istrant. his age, occupation, place
of employment, selective service or
| der number, local board number
and selective service classification.
Applications for deferments of
essential employees of automotive
maintenance, and highway and local
transport companies will be handled
by the District Offices of the ODT
Highway Transport Department.
Included in the list of essential ac
tivities for which the ODT Dis
trict Offices may make certifica
tions in these industries are the op
eration and maintenance of over
the-road-bus, over-the-road truck
ing, and over-the-road tank-truck
ing, pick Tip and delivery local
trucking to and from line haul car
riers, local transit, rapid transit,
and interurban electric railway
services and repair and mainten
ance of all automobiles, buses,
trucks, tractors, farm equipment
and tires. Although no deadline
has been set for submission of the
highway and local transport lists,
the ODT pointed out that it will
be to the advantage of the com- I
panies concerned if these lists are j
submitted to ODT District Offices j
as soon as possible.
The names listed should only in
clude those who are employed in
automotive maintenance and high
way and local transport companies
within the state in which the ODT
district office is located. In cases
where a man may work in one state
and be paid by an office located
in another state,, his name should
be included in the list submitted
from the area in which he works.
The men listed should include all
those presently employed whether
Year watch is more valu
able than ever. Take care of
It. Have it cleaned or repaired
by Reliable Watchmakers.
11a Square Deal Jewe’.f
caucne ju*t as naiurs crtarea n.
in areas where almost nothing
grows and it practically never
rains. Many of the engineers and
executives are American. Most
of their machinery is, too.
Today Chilean Nitrate is so
finely processed, thanks to ney
plants and methods, that it is
shipped in bulk from Chile,
bagged at American ports.
Bec.u:: of its natural origin,
Chilean Nitre..: cretains in ad
dition to large propcrtl:::s < '
nitrogen and sodium, sr.c.ll
amount* of boron, iodine, man
ganese, copper —34 elements in
all many of which are known
to be essential to healthy plant
Clamp Down On
RALEIGH, March 7.—Evidence
that OPA can really bear down on
j flagrant violators of the hold-the
: line program Is shown by figures
j just released by the enforcement
division of the Office of Price Ad
ministration in Raleigh.
During 1944, District Director
Theodore S. Johnson said, OPA col
lected $15,817,658 in treble damage
suits alone, over eleven million
dollars more than the amount col
lected in 1943.
"These trouble damage suits,”
Johnson explained, "are strong
points in our enforcement program.
I'n many cases of overcharges, the
buyer may sue the seller for three
times the amount of the overcharge,
or for SSO, whichever is greater. In
cases involving used cars, where un
derhanded practices brought the
hidden overcharges up into the
three-figure brackets, buyers have
sued for and collected amounts of
five hundred dollars and more.”
All purchasers of any commodity
covered by ceiling price regulations,
Mr. Johnson added, should check
the legal prices on every purchase,
and if there’s an overcharge, it
should be called to the seller’s at
tention immediately. If the over
or not they were in the firm’s
employ on January 1, 1945.
Sample copies of the lists and
further information on the proced
ures to be followed may be obtain
ed from the ODT office. Copies of
Form 42-A special (revised) will
shortly be available at selective ser
vice local boards or at the office
of the state directors of selective
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WkiSf IT’S ALL IN THE WAY YOU LOOK A! IT!
(Th, Him above may Mat Ilka « myrtle '
maze. But If you Clot# ettf oy< dnd
tilt *M« page to Hio portion itiown, you
con cosily rood lour lomlllor words.)
Maybe you won’t thank us for reminding
you of the H C of L. But if doesn't seem
nearly to high when yon took at if in the light
of your electric MR!
Almost alone among household necessities,
the price of electricity has not spiraled up
ward with war, la fact, official government
, "-V'S* show that tha average price of eleo
f; icily actually dropped ».*% since 1930!
That's cspeci; IV good news now, but it
continues a fff'td. Electric prices
have been coming down .v> *.caddy that the
average American family gets a l *, at hr ire as
much electricity for rit money today ns ;. ("/
15 years ago.
H yoar h* hi m smaller, it’s because Comfwny
•Surtoo if USte StetMee. #
wrr wAfli ftfCTwerrr jitr net si rrs cUtto m\
charge is not corrected at once, the!
matter should be reported to the
OPA Price and Rationing Board for j
whatever action is best in that par- |
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Plant Bed Cloth
To Be Available
RALEDGH, Mar. 7. —The govern
ment has promised assistance to
fawners in their efforts to obtain!
sufficient quantities of tobacco plant j
bed cloth, W. L. Dowell, executive
secretary of the North Carolina
Merchants association, said today.
Shortage of the cloth has become
a serious problem, and a legislative
resolution has asked’ Congress to
assist farmers in obtaining it.
Dowell said that H. S. Sommers,
of Washington, chief of the con
sumer soft goods section, wholesale
and retail trade division of the off
ice of civilian requirements, advis- !
ed him: .
“If the various farmers who need
tobacco cloth will make out signed
statements to their regular retail
ers, stating the yardage that Is nec
essary and that the cloth will be
used only for protecting plant beds,
some assistance will be given them.”
Sandhills To See
By April First
CARTHAGE, Mar. 7.—Unless a
cold spell comes, the Sandhill peach .
trees should be in full bloom by ;
Easter Sunday, E. H. Garrison, j i
Moore county farm agent, reported
The orchards In the county al- 1
ready are In bud. If rain had not
interrupted warm weather, the trees
would be showing a few blooms.
The crop ‘looks good right now,”
the agent said. Observers claim the
trees are better pruned than at this
time last year. Unusually cold
you’re using more electricity to do more job*
than you did then. But the saving is there.
It has l>een accomplished by Ameriea’a
light and power companies in Spite of rising
costs and taxes —on top of tremendous war
demands for electric service that were met
without delay, shortage or rationing.
It was done by efficiency and experience
and sound business management—by tbe
same American enterprise which built our
nation and on which its future depends.
* Hear NELSON EDDY In “THE ELECTXIC Howl"
with r.obert Armbruster's Orchestra. Evsry Sunday after
noon, t :SO, Birr, CBS Network.
POWER & LIGHT
j Seeks Complainers
Washington, March 7. —An ap-
I peal to North Carolina farmers
and marketing experts for sug
gestions concerning marketing
problems was made today by Rep.
Harold D. Cooley, newly-appoint
ed member of a House agriculture
subcommittee investigating the
gap between producer and con
’’The more complaints and sug
] gestions the committee gets, the
} better job It can do-,” Cooley said.
The seven-man subcommittee
[ held its first meeting this morn
ing. at which it decided to begin
; its study with an Investigation
of marketing conditions at, large
terminals such as New York and
j other metropolitan centers.
weather, however, could damage the
i peaches between now and some time
in April. Garrison believes, pointing
cut that cold weather has done some
of its worst work in April.
The yield this year probably wIH
be about average, around 400 cars
for Moore county and a little more
for Montgomery. Last year produc
tion in Moore was slightly below
Neon Sign To
Mark Mill Site
KANNAPOLIS, March 7.—The
large Cannon sign atop No. 1 mill
at Cannon plant on that has for
many years identified Kannapolis
as the cotton textile center Os the
AT FIRST m
world, is going modem.
R. Lynn Ulyburn, head of the
Clybum Sign company, has started
the job of making a neon sign out
of the symbol. The big cannon and
the leading letters will have a twin
And the new sign will identify
Kannapolis as the home of the Can
non Mills company, world’s largest
manufacturer of household textiles.
ST. LOUIS, Mo., March 7.—A new
state constitution giving the gov
ernor Increased power and making
it possible for him to set up a cab
inet form of administration today
had the apparent approval of a ma
jority of Missouri voters.
ACTS ON THE KIDNEYS
T* increase flaw of urine and
relief* irritation of the bladder
from excess acidity in the nrine
Are you suffering unnecessary distress,
kshscln, run-down feeling and discom
fort frOtn excfto acidity in the urlne> Are
you disturbed nights by a frequent desire
to HU water? Then you should know
ohsUt th«t famous doctor’s discovery
DR. KILMER’S SWAMP ROOT that
thousands say ’gives blessed relief. Swamp
ReOt is m carefully blended combination of
If roots, vegetables, balsams. Dr.
KBaser*S is not harsh or habit-forming in
naftr way. Many people say its morve/ouo
effect Is truly amazing.
Send for free, prepaid sample TODAY!
LBtO thousands of others you’ll be glad
that you did. Send name and address to
Deportment D, Kilmer St Co., Inc., Box
1258, Stamford, Conn. Offer limited. Send
at once. All druggists sell Swamp Root.
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m CAR OWNERS WHO DO NOT HEED fcj
ft THIS OPA WARNING RUN THE ||
ft RISK OF NOT GETTING NEW TIRES ||
| FACTORY-METHOD f§
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m TIRES! H
FIRESTONE HOME AND AUTO SUPPLY
J. W. BoUck , Court StrMb.
THUftSDA?, MARCH 8, 1945
Unofficial returns from 3JJ63 vot
ing precincts In the state, including
the complete count in St. Louis, St.
Lcufa county, and Jackson county
.(Kansas OJty), showed a total of
M 5,876 votes for the new charter
and 146,684 in opposition.
Spring Is Here |
Time to plant and plow. We have all J
kinds of garden and field seed, package |
COME TO SEE US |
Complete line of all kinds of groceries and |
plenty meats for all
OPEN WEDNESDAYS ]
MOORE'S CASH MARKET j
The new state code, replacing the
constitution under which the state
government has operated for the
peat 70 years, was voted upon at-*
special election yesterday after be
ing drafted by a convention which
was in session for almost a year.