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THURSDAY, APRIL 9
THE WAYNESVILLE MOUNTAINEER
On The Tar Heel Front
By Robert A. Erwin and Frances McKusick
One of the most influential and President and confirmed by
yet politically independent men in! the Senate, he could not be
Washington today is North Car- j removed without an act of
olina's native son, Lindsay Carter Congress. That is why the post is
Warren, Comptroller General of the considered even more independent
United States and formerly repre- i politically than many other high
sentative in Congress for 15 years.
Impressive and firm, but still re.
taining his Tar Heel quality of be
ing "plain as an old shoe.
ranking offices, like membership in
the cabinet. Cabinet officers can be
"fired" by the White House, as
the President pointedly remarked
In fact, if you go to see Mr. not so long ago, but Mr. Warren
Warren, the building will be the: cannot. This gives to the man in
first thing he will tell you about,
"My office building is 80 years
old. It was built right after the
Civil War. Yes, Sir," he added
with a touch of humor, "it was built
as a memorial to union soldiers.
Did you notice that frieze on the
outside of the building? That rep
resents the Yankees. And my office
used to be the apartment occupied
by the Commissioner of Union Pen
sions and his family."
However, Mr. Warren has re
mained untouched by the influence
of high-ranking Yankee ghosts who
may prowl inquisitively about his
office. He s a North Carolinian
through and through. He's devot
ed to his state and Little Washing
ton where be was born and where
he still maintains his home. He
hasn't had time to leave Washing
ton since September, but when he
does, he'll probably get in some
fishing, his favorite sport, at
It's difficult to get Mr. Warren
to talk about his job. He'd much
rather exchange news of home.
But if you pin him down, he mod
estly admits that as comptroller it
is his duty to direct the auditing
of expenditures of all government
agencies. Right now, with tre
mendious transactions going on in
war and navy and other depart
ments, that's quite a job.
His agency has its own investi
gating force and can look into
expenditures of any agency that
might appear to be not quite "ac
cording to Hoyle." Claims against
the Government also are settled in
Mr. Warren's office.
Mr. Warren resigned in Novem
ber, 1940, as representative of the
First District to accept President
Roosevelt's offer to make him
Comptroller General. The appoint
ment is good for 15 years. Al
though he was appointed by the
Most of us knock on
wood or refuse to walk
under ladders. "Play
safe." we say. M uch
more important, play
safe with your insur
ance protection. Let
this agency take care
of it. We will do a
L. N. Davis & Co.
Real Estate Rentals Insurance
"Satisfaction With Safety"
Phone 77 Main Street
the Comptroller General's chair
the independence and freedom of
action to do his job regardless of
political considerations and to let
the proverbial chips fall where they
Mr. Warren was elected to Con
gress in 1924 and reelected each
term until his resignation. A pop
ular member among both Demo
crats and Republicans alike, it was
believed on Capitol Hill that if he
had waited just a few weeks longer
before accepting the post, he would
have been elected majority leader.
Mr. Warren now reports to work
15 minutes earlier than those work
ing under him, coming to his of
fice at 8 a. m. six days a week.
He doesn't even take time out to
go to lunch, preferring instead to
have a sandwich and a glass of
milk sent in.
The Comptroller General has 6,800
employes working under him. He
disclosed the Civil Service Commis
sion told him he would be entitled
to 10,000 in the near future to
help the war rush. His workers
put in a 48-hour week on two
shifts, running from 7:15 a. m. to
li-.M a. m. Mr. Warren says he
expects soon to have to put on an
additional night shift, from 12:30
a. m. to 9 a. m;, the "Victory Shift"
as it is called in defense industries.
Seeking Refuge from Japanese Bombers
1 lifts -c Awi iJr,. c?v,:vx m
V -u M Jh V O- V. m
J ' ,, ,r - - ,- wit """Nl ..M
V. 8. Armjr Signal Corin Hhonephoto
Shepherding a flock of small Filipinos before him, this native who lived near the Cavite Navy Base flees to
a safer haven after Jap bombers had passed over. Before the Japanese took Manila, U. i. forces destroy ea
all installations that might have been of use to the enemy and removed all portable equipment and supplies
to Bataan and Corregidor.
i lina school children in 2,902 schools.
I The plans now is to reach the ma
jority of the-state's needy children
when school opens in the fall
through the new, more inten
ever realize the pace that members Special Radio Program
Sa1nWTo Explain School Lunch
representatives and senators have Room Benefits Today
been almost perpetually on the job, I
with few recesses, no real vacation "School Days," a special radio
and no let up in the pressure, as dramatization of the community
well as still less relief if tney are scnooi luncn program, win oe giv-
faced with a campaign each year, en over WPTF, Raleigh, at 1:15 are urgjng parents to listen to the main speech
The senior senator, who has a v- " n .eu , the program. They point out it
primary scrap on his hands, will day The program is being spon- js part of the national health cam
be home in Raleigh this week-end 8ored by the North Carolina UbDA paign to make America strong and
Mrs. Alley States
Plans For I.A.P.E5.
Meet In Asheville
Arrangements have been com
pleted for the state convention of
the North Carolina Chapter of the
International Association of Pub
lic Employment Services, which
will be held in Asheville on Satur
day, the 11th, according to Mrs.
Edith P. Alleys of Waynesville,
chairman of the convention pro
gram. Mrs. Alley is also vice
president, directing the work of
the western district
All committee meetings will be
held on Friday evening. At 1
o'clock. Saturday a luncheon will
be held honoring the visiting of
ficials, members of the N. C. Un
employment Compensation com
missions and guests. The after
noon session will open on Satur
day at 2:45 with Ernest C. Mc-
Cracken, state president, presio-ine-.
R Mavne Albright, of Ral
eigh, president of the international
association, will extend greetings
and take part on the program.
A forum on labor supply and
"The Effect Labor Market Will
Have on the Employment Service"
will be directed by Mayer Fray-
man, of Washington, D. G., as
sistant regional representative.
Taking part will be John Collins,
also of Washington, D. C, of the
United States Employment Service,
R. Mayne Albright, Sydney F.
Marsh, and Major A. L. Fletcher,
all of Raleigh. Reports of com
mittees and officers will be given.
Election of state officers will con
clude the afternoon session.
The banquet will be held at 8
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tered by a
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old-fashioned vr. , 1 We
sees what t.hpw'o .! j.. ?re
nobody gonner dran ?i.V
baby, does they see him.
about then and remain until the
Althougti a majority of the
North Carolina Congressional of
fices report a substantial amount of
mail protesting against the 40-hour
week in defense industries is still
being received, Representative
Zebulon Weaver, of Asheville, ad
vised his mail on that subject has
"I believe there has been some
misunderstanding regarding the
40-hour week, the plant itself is
only operating that length of time.
In reality, many plants are run
ning on three 40-hour shifts, mak
ing a total of 120 hours."
Mr. Weaver believes that a lag
convert non-dpfPn. .,,;,. . l
o AWVbVUCO IllbU
plants manufacturing defense
goods. He also said it was Dossihlo
a lack of raw materials might slow
down the number of machines run
ning off the assembly line.
we nave heard of very serious
strikes since Pearl Harbor." hp
commented. "It might be well for
an oi us to remember that defense
workers, as well as other pition
no doubt have sons and relatives'
in me armed forces. Those work
ers are just as anxious to see their
7 one wen equipped as the rest
of us It is logical to suppose
that they will continue to do all
they can to speed up the output
of munitions on the home front "
.Af. "UTVw... -1 .1
..va snares tne view re
cently expressed by Representa
tive Carl T. Durham, of Chapel Hill,
member of Vie House Military Af
fairs Committee, that production
has increased materially during the
past 60 or 90 days, and that the
American people have every right
to expect "full speed ahead" in the
lor tne weaaing oi nis uaugmer, ... lis of sDecial interest to everv Par-
Peliz. on Saturday, to William J. agricultural marketing edmims- 18 , special interest to every par
Primm, Jr., of Montgomery, Ala., Uration. .ent in the state.
a young man who has gone far in ' During the month of February rour memuers oi tne nugn mui
Alabama politics in recent years, alone, lunches were served to 221,- son high school radio club, of Ral
Bill Primm is a frequent visitor 252 undernourished North Caro- 'eigh, will take part in the program,
to Washington and is a friend of i .
Mayor Dick Reynolds, of Winston-1 y
Salem, Treasurer of the Democrat-' mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm',mmmmmmmm'm,m
ic National committee, and other
Tar Heels in public life, as well
as Senator Bailey s near son-in
Senator Reynolds plans to visit
his Asheville home the latter part
of the month and is expected to
give the home folks their first
glimpse of his new wife, the form
er lEvalyn Washington McLean.
"I'll be busy here until at least
the 15th," he said as he waded
riAR nt tha ITSDA war hoard
and the marketing administration 'o'clock with Mr. Collins making
the mam speecn. ine n.ev. xvay
R. Fisher, of Asheville, will give
William Henderson, of Ashe-
This special dramatization is the
first of its kind in the State using
school children to explain the bene
fits of the: community lunch program.
villa n.lif. : i
divisional office, is rho;. e0fH
raneements tn on...:. w
A larcp attnnlo..
g py 1
from the local
and the central nffip0 if,'
mittee here i TOoal
attend the meeting.' H
AT THE 0(1)
Free yourself of tedious
home washing and devoi
yourself to more valuable
war work. You can depend
on us for efficient laundn
c i ai it minimum cost
We have a reputation for
pleasing the most fastidious
housewives, because of our'
attention to detail. Foi
prompt service call 205.
Very little big business will be
transacted on Capitol Hill between
now and April 20, because Congress
" in an unomciai Easter recess.
This is accomplished by the pro
cess of intermittent three-day re
cesses and an agreement between
both parties in both House and
Senate to keeD tht NH n
' People back at home seldom if
Go On Paying Rent?
If you are able to pay rent every
month you are able to enjoy the ad
vantages of owning your home under
our plan. Our business is the loaning
of money to those who want to own
their own homes and to pay for them
over a period of years. We invite
you to come in and talk it over.
Building & Loan Assn.
Waynesville, N. C.
Senator Bailey plays an impor
tant defense role as chairman of
the Senate Commerce committee
which on the Senate side of the
Capitol handles not only all inter
national commerce and business
legislation, but that relating to the
merchant marine and rivers and
harbors as well. This gives the
senator quite; a bit of power as
One of the Congressional Overseers
over the Maritime Commission and
the War Shipping Administration
how superimposed over it.
Before the senate passed the
new War Risk Insurance bill, the
senator stuck in an amendment
equiring the W. S. A. to report
to Congress each month on its
current operations in writing mar
itime insurance. The bill permits
W. S. A. to issue insurance against
marine risks of foreign merchant
vessels, cargoes and personnel.
Incidentally, Senator Bailey got
one hot political potato off his
hands last week when Commission
er of Internal Revenue Guy T.
Helvering declared his aides had
found no foundation whatsoever
for charges filed against North
Carolina Collector of Internal Rev
enue Charles Robertson by Her
bert Gulley, of Raleigh.
Their battle was a strange af
fair. Mr. Robertson was a Bailey
appointee, while Mr. Gulley, who
had worked under Mr. Robertson, )
was the Senator's personal Dolitical
aide, working for many years out
of the Andrew Johnson Hotel
(formerly the Bland) in, Raleigh.
Commissioner Helvering said
Mr. Robertson's duties were above
reproach and that as for cha
of disturbed personal relations in
the collector's office at Greensboro,
me Dureau was not interested.
E2E Quality and
Real Service, see
SAVE TIME SAVE MONEY
Save Tire Wear!
Have your wheels lined up
. right . . . '
Canton, N. C.
: Garage Work
LATHE & PLANER
125 Main Street
CONS V L T
DR. R. KING HARPE
Canton, N. C.
Most people would be bettor off
if they spent their money on a
Home-making may be a lost
art but there is much to be said
for the ancient custom.
Having qualified as administra
tor of the estate of the late Robena
Bishop, deceased, late of the coun
ty of Haywood,' North Carolina,
this is to notify all persons having
claims against the estate of said
deceased to exhibit them to the
undersigned, at Clyde, N. C, Rt 1,
on or before the 26th day of
March, 1943, or this notice will be
pleaded in bar of their recovery.
AH persons indebted to said estate
will please make immediate pay
ment. This the 26th day of March, 1942.
' R. C. BISHOP,
Administrator of Robena Bishop.
No. 1168 Mar. 16-April 2-9-16-
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delicious meats at economic prices
If you like real healthful, ap
petizing, home cooking, then
here's the place to get it
DINNER VA RTIES
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market . . .
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Serve it right . . .
nnd von pel a real!;
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