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Published In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
kfYINTH YEAR NO. 4 12 Pages"
WAYNESVILLE, N. C, THURSDAY, JANUARY 28, 1j43 (One Day Nearer Victory)
$1.75 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
urrender Is Goal
Master War Plans
Roosevelt and Churchill
. .u wwii Staffs. Meet
. .-:.. Man Details.
In Al' " a "-r
fin thf streets, in yiatca uuoi-
is, in the homes, evnr.uuc
v to he m mis tuuuujf, Luc
if conversation yester-
wa ine iniciiiis
tsevelt ami frime iiiitisir
rchill in Africa.
Ill sttnied to agree uiai n was
most dramatic episoue o wunu
II to du'.e. In fact tnat there
hothing comparame to ji in me
lory of any nation or nations.
he office ol eensorsnip wnicn
Ministers the voluntary coae
ernintr wartime newspaper ana
io practices, arivisea me euuors
night that Mr. nooseveit ieii
ishinjrton. It did so in line wun
nolicv of keeping them aavisea
iidentially of such dtvelopments
that they can co-operate in saie
irdinp the secrecy of his move
nts. t is said that 48 hours had not
psed before at least some news-
.... , i ll.i r
tl in wasningion Knew Hint mr.
Isevelt had left this country.
ky also knew that the top gene-
and admirals had leit the city,
that the latter had gone to
lut even the veterans balked at
possibility of the president be
in Africa. It seemed out of the
President Roosevelt broke more
Iditions, when he flew 6,000 miles
the meeting that began on Jan-
fy 14 and ended last Sunday, with
press conference on the sunny
In of a villa on the outskirts
r the Atlantic breakers through
Ich American troops stormed
lire last November.
resident Roosevelt and Prime
tis'er Churchill, in the most un
edented and momentous meet-
of the century, reached "com-
e agreement" on war plans for
(i designed to bring about the
conditional surrender" of Ger-
ky, Italy and Japan, it was dis-
'd Tuesday night.
fyirifj; every tradition, the nres-
t of the United States flew
fcss 5,000 miles of the Atlantic
!n for a 10-day meeting with
ston Churchill which saw the
ers of the two nations bring
tnaries DeGaulle and Gen.
iiri Honore Giraud together for
first time in a little villa iust
fide the city.
irtually the entire war staffs of
nations participated in day
night discussions which ended
Jay afternoon with a nress con-
pee before a group of war cor
fcondents flown secretly from al-
neaatmarters halfwav across
hese are the hie-b snots nf the
prence, which Roosevelt and
I- (Continued on page 7)
R. & P. Employees
To Hold Union
Request For An Election
Presented To National
Labor Relations Board.
At a recent meeting of repre
sentatives of Royle & Pilkington
Co., Inc. (the tapestry mill at Haz
elwood) and employees of the com
pany, together with organizers of
a local union of the United Tex
tile Workers of Am.rica, it was
agreed that a request be presented
to the National Labor Relations
Board by the union and the com
pany jointly for holding an election
among employees of the company
to determine whether or not a ma
jority of the company employees,
each exercising his own free right
of choice, desire to be represented
for collective bargaining purposes
by a local union of the United Tex
tile Workers of America.
The election will probably be held
in the near future.
A rumor has recently been circu
lated to the effect that the affairs
of the company and the request of
some of its employees for union
recognition has been certified to
the National War Labor Board for
its determination, and that a 15
percent increase in hourly rates
of pay for all employees is to be
expected as a result of such certi
fication. From reliable source it
was learned that the affair's of the
company and its employees are not
before the War Labor Board.
News releases from Washington
show that the policy adopted by
the War Labor Board is to stabi
lize wages at present levels and
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"I Will Have To Take His Place .
t- M HI lifr I ' " '
f i V x"
WILLIAM HOWARD MOODY, lit, grandson of Mr. and Mis.
.. '. Moody, of Delhvood road, gunner's mate, ,'irtl elass, I'. S, Xav .
and his kid brother. Walter Moody, who wants to volunteer.
Younger Brother Wants To Take
Place Of Hero Killed In Action
Will Be Off Sunday
From 1:30 To 5:30
The electric current will be
off from 1:30 to 5:30 on Sun
day afternoon, it has been an
nounced by Robert Hugh Clark,
superintendent of lights and
water for the Town of Way
nesville. The territory affected will
inclule the area covered from
Clyde to Balsam. The current
will be off so that the Carolina
Power and Light Company can
make some needed repairs on
the main lines between here
and Clyde and also on the
local Waynesville lines.
Local housewives are being
warned ahead so that those
who cook by electrcity may
have their noon day meal pre
$735 Sought In County
On F. D. fts Birthday
jesh Cows Are
ceded By Many
i number of Ha
'1 mori' cows for their herds, the
nty apents office announced vi-
'n an effi.r: tn )ir v,
r wrdN j, requsst has gone out
ary fanner having a fresh cow
sale u, K, , in touch with the
i?.n;-s office or Pet Dairy
Wi .. . wno VV
'. a, Tt.,,, i j --l j
. .... , ui, ana not soia
iP- thy pointed out.
Will Preside Over
The February term of criminal
court will convene here on Monday,
February 1, it was learned from
the clerk of the Superior court.
Judge H. Hoyle Sink, of Lexington,
who was scheduled to preside, has
made an exchange with Judge
Clarence E. Blackstock, of Ashe
ville. There are few new cases on the
docket, but a number have been
carried over from former terms.
Jurors drawn for the first week
include the following: Theodore
Messer, Crabtree; Wayne Medford,
Clyde; Lawrence Walker, Waynes
ville; Carl Green, Beaverdam ;
Frank Bryson, Iron Duff; John
Estus, Waynesville; Arthur Ford,
Beaverdam; ('. M. Whitner. Way
nesville; Earl H. Moore. Beaver
dam. S. E. Hipps, Beaverdam; W H.
McCracken. Waynesville; .1 u 1 e
Boyd, Jonathan Creek; Spauldon
Underwood, Waynesville; Alden
Davis, White Oak; Walker Brown,
(Continued on page 12)
?come Tax . . .
the title of the
pons Burning Brush Without Permit
H Chance Of $50 Fine, Says The Law
Effective February first, all per
sons must have a permit before
they can legally burn brush, ac
cording to R. E. Caldwell, county
fire warden, here this week.
The permits are issued free by
a number of designated persons
listed below, throughout the county.
Mr. Caldwell pointed out that the
penalty for burning brush without
a permit carries a penalty of $50
or 30 days in jail. Since the war,
it has been ruled that "forest fire
control was recognized as a vital
part of this country's war effort
and also was recognized as haying
a close bearing on the possibility
of some form of sabotage of other
Permits can be had in Haywood
from: Mr. Caldwell or G. C. Plott at
the court house; John A. Plott,
route one, R. C. Jones, Clyde, Rob
ert Howell, route two, T. C. Davis,
route two, Grady Walker or H. L.
Rathbone, Clyde route one, H. F.
(Combined on page 12)
ST V-11 . .
P "mm Just issued by
u Extension ServiVo o,-H
make out their cur
nt mcome tax reports.
Pe Mountaineer has a lim.
EjBPly of these 16-page
fets on nan J!
is entitled to one and
it free of charge by
t the stationery di
Annual Campaign To Get
Funds To Fight Infantile
Paralysis Gets Underway.
Jonathan Woody and Jack Mes
ser are serving as co-chairmen in
Haywood county for the infantile
paralysis drive in observance of
the birthday anniversary of Presi
The campaign for funds is a
nation-wide expression of respect
to President Roosevelt and of ef
fort against the great fight against
the ravages of this dreaded dis
ease. The drive will be held on
Saturday, the 30th, when workers
will be on the streets and a house
to house canvass will be made to
raise the county's quota of $735.
A !f2". 0(1 war bond is being giv
en as a prize to the chairman who
exceeds his or her quota, calculat
ed on a percentage basis, on the
quota assigned their area.
Mrs. Richard N. Barber, Jr.. has
been named hairman of the Way
nesville township with a quota of
?2"i0. On the general committee
serving w i'.h h r are: Mrs. S. P.
Cay. Mr.-. Dan Watkins, Mrs. Ben
Sloan, Mrs. J. H. Wody, and Mrs.
Mis. Jack Messer, Mrs. Carl
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"You'll have to sign my papers
and let me go, oven if I am only
17. 1 will have to take his place
as a gunner's mate on some ship
to fight the enemy," said young
Walter Moody, 17, of Palo Alto,
Calif., grandson of Mr. and Mrs.
Z. V. Moody, of the Dell wood road,
recently to his father.
The above remark was made
after Mr. Moody had been notified
of the death of his son, William
Howard Moody, 19, who was killed
in action on November 30, 1942,
but only recently made public by
Young Moody was the son of
Boyd Moody, a native of this coun
ty and a veteran of World Wbt 1,
who now lives in California.
The 19-year-old hero was born
in Little Rock, Ark., and had been
in the service for the past two
years. He was at Pearl Harbor
when that fatal attack was made.
He was a gunner's mate, 3rd class,
U. S. Navy and was killed when in
battle with the enemy.
He was buried with full mili
tary honors in a military ceme
tery, but the location will have to
bo kept secret until all danger is
passed from giving out the in
formation to the enemy.
No wonder the younger brother
was fired with patriotism when his
father road the message from the
captain of the ship on which his
older brother served and gave his
life for his country.
In part the message read:
"I cannot give you the location
of the ship nor the location of your
son's grave, but he was buried in
a military cemetery, his grave ap
propriately marked and a careful
record was made, which is being
forwarded to the Bureau of Naval
Personnel, Navy Department.
When information can be given
concerning the location without
giving the enemy information, it
will be done.
"Your son was unusually liked
by all the men on board. His death
was a groat loss to his shipmates
and his friends. It was a great
loss to the ship. His bravery and
courage in the face of danger was
an inspiration to all hands.
"As his commanding officer I
heartily extend to you my heart
felt sympathy in your great loss.
Mr. Moody has another son,
James Moody, 21, who is serving
with the U. S. Air Corps.
On Delivery Of
Milk In Nation
Housewives Can Only (Jet
Milk In Quarts; Deposit
Required On Each liottle.
The first of February will bring
about a number of changes in the
dairy industry, according to a joint
announe. nient made today by Pot
Dairy Products Company and Fer
guson's Dairy. The order is from
Washington, and four new regula
tions will be put into force hero,
the announcement said.
Housewives will only be able to
g. t milk in quarts. No loss than
a quart can be delivered to homes,
or sold at stores. The regular half
pint bottles as served at cafes, ho
tels and drug stores will still be
available for consumption on t hv
Consumers will have to antici
pate their needs ahead of time, in
order to give the dairy a day's no
tice. The driv; i s can only load
the exact amount of milk sold. No
extra. If you have a standing order
for two quarts a day and decide
you'll need an extra quart for the
week-end, you'll have to give a
day's notice to the driver. Stores
will have to place standing orders,
same as housewives.
Under the new regulations, no
dairy can pick-up unsold milk.
When u wholesaler or manager of
an eating place buys milk now it
is his, and left-over supplies can
not be picked up by the dairy as
has been the former practice.
The fourth regulation places u
five cent deposit on every bottle,
whether left at a residence or store.
The customer will be charged with
each bottle left and given credit
for each one picked up by the
routeman. If there is a credit of
bottles at the end of the month.
it will be taken from the bill; on
the other hand, if there is a debit,
the customer will be charged at the
rate of five cents for each unre
Also going into t ffect February
first, is the rationing of ice cream
based on 65 porcent of the amount
each dealer purchased in the same
month of 1942. A dealer who
bought 100 gallons last February
will gt only (-5 this coming month,
the new order reads.
L. M. Kichcson Is
Home From Philadelphia
L. M. Kichcson is now at his
home on Brown Avenue, following
a stay of several weeks in a Phila
delphia hospital undergoing treatment.
Of Commerce Here
C. of C. Head
R. B. DAVENPORT has been
elected president of the Chamber
f Commerce here, succeeding Paul
Davis. Mr. Davenport is general
manager of Pet Dairy Products
Twenty Per Cent
The original call for men under
the selective service system from
the Waynesville area for the month
of February was 15. Since the
ti 1st call another has come asking
for 20 per cent increase over the
lirst call., . p
The 5 who a hi make up the
February quota will leave here on
the 11th, for Camp Croft where
(hey will be given examinations,
and those accepted will be given
a week's furlough ill which they
have their choice of returning
homo or taking up active duties
ill I he army.
Mrs. J. M. Long Is Vice
President, and Charlie
Woodward Is Named
R. B. Davenport was elected
president of the Chamber of Com
merce here last Friday at a meet
ing of the new board of directors.
Mrs. J. M. Long was named vice
president and Charlie Woodard was
The new president succeeds Paul
Davis as head of the civic organi
"We feel that an active Cham
ber of Commerce is essential to the
welfare of the community. For
the present, we will devote our ac
tivities to the all-out war effort.
The organization plans to sponsor
Victory Hardens and other move
ments that will be in keeping with
the war program," the new leader
Mr. Davenport has been assured
the full cooperation of the board
of directors for the year.
He is now working on the com
mittees for the coming year, and
will present these to the board at
their February meeting.
No definite plans have been made
for the annual banquet or drive,
the new president said.
The board of directors js com
posed of: W. A. Bradley, Charlie
Woodard, Charlie Ray, J. R. Mor
gan, Mrs. J. M. Long, Guy Massie,
Clayton Walker, Bill Prevost, How
ard Clapp, C. A. George, Paul
Davis and Mr. Davenport.
Kiebard Bradley, student at Da
vidson College, spent the week-end
here with his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. W. A. Bradley.
Hiram S. Wilburn has just re
ceived his iiiastcr aviation me
chanics diploma from the Curtis
Wright Technical Institute in Los
Angeles. On the face of the
diploma is noted that he made
above average grades.
Mr. Wilburn, who is the son of
H. C. Wilburn and the late Mrs.
Wilburn. graduated from the local
high school in 1940 after which
he took an eight months course
in aviation mechanics in NYA at
State College. For the following
year and a half he worked for the
Serve-Air, Inc., Raleigh municipal
An Appeal Made
HI For Increase In
Mrs. Ben Cnlkitt, chairman of
the surgical dressings group of the
Hod Cross, is again making an
appeal to the women to come to
the rooms in the Masonic Temple
and assist in the making of band
ages. She pointed out the recent state
ment made by Major Howard Pat
terson, of the ninth evacuation
hospital in Northwest Africa, who
wrote his sister, Mrs. Samuel
Fisher, in Asheville, of the help
the surgical dressings are prov
ing to be on the battle fronts.
Major Patterson wrote that the
only surgical dressings the army
has are those made by the women
in the surgical dressings rooms of
the Red Cross.
The local rooms are located in
the Masonic Temple and are open
Rotarians Pledge Support To County
Wide Library For Haywood County
The Waynesville Rotary Club
went on record at their meeting
on Friday as unanimously in favor
of a county-wide library service
in Haywood. The action was tak
en following a talk by Mrs. T.
Lenoir Gwyn, chairman of the
Waynesville Public Library board
The club also plana to appoint
live men who will accompany the
library board and representatives
from various other groups and or
ganizations in the county to ask
the county board of commissioners
for aid for library service.
Mrs. (Jwyn told briefly of the
history of the local library and
how it had grown from a few
books and a small number of read
ers to its presold sorvi''. She
stated thai today the library has
over 5,000 volumes, with a circu
lation last year of over ll.O(U). and
3.115 readers listed.
She explained at length Hie aid
given by the appropriations by the
Ceneral Assembly to the counties
for library service through the di
rection and supervision of the
Slate Library Commission. She
brought out the fact that since
194) a total of 7(1 counties m the
state had taken advantage of the
(Continued on page 7)
The stockholders of the Haywood
County Home Building and Loan
Association elected the following
din-ctors at their annual meeting
held last week:
K. L. Prevost, C. N. Allen, J. R.
Boyd, V. II. Burgin, E. J. Hyatt,
L. N. Davis. L. M. Killian, L. M.
Hi( boson, .1. Wilford Kay and O.
On Monday night of this week
the board of directors held their
annual mooting at which time the
officers serving during the past
year were re-elected as follows:
Pn idem. Ii. L. Prevost; vice
vrcyideiit, Ernest J. Hyatt; secre
tary and treasurer, L. N. Ilavis.
Citizens Urged To
Give Books For
Men In Service,
A ' . U."e '-
" The Victfry Book Campaign
which is on now in Haywood coun
ty to collect books for the army
and navy centers will be extended
another week, it has been announc
ed by Miss Mary Mock, locul chair
man of the drive.
Yesterday Miss Mock stated that
due to Ibo inclement weather, many
of the donors of books had been
unable to get them to the Waynes
ville Library, the collection depot
of I his area, the committee has
decided to lengthen the time set
for t he drive.
Miss Mock is milking an urgent
plea and her committee members
an' trying to contact persons in
their vicinity in the interest of
eollectinir readme material for th
men in the service.
Miss Nancv Killian has chart
of the drive in the schools and
patrons who are unable to get up
town to the library are urged to
send their books in by students
in their homes or communities.
Any person who wishes for their
books to be called for may phone
Miss Mock and she will send a
Girl Scout for them on Saturday.
The Scouts are scheduled to carry
books on that day.
In case the library is closed
(Continued on page 7)
Saturday Last Day
To List Property
Saturday is the deadline set for
listing property for taxes in Hay
wood, as provided by law. Failure
to list before February first makes
the taxpayer liable for a penalty.
From Raleigh he went to the from Monday through Friday af-
Curtis-Wright Technical Institute,
Grand Central Air Terminal, in
Glendale, Calif., where he took
Upon graduation from the lat
ter he became an army air corps
ground school instructor at the institute.
ternoons from 2 to 5 o'clock, and
on Thursday evening from 7:80
to 9:30 o'clock.
There are also surgical dressings
rooms in Lake Junaluska, located
across from Long's Chapel, and in
Hazel wood at the home of Mrs. E.
(Continued on back page)
Mrs. Donald Hyatt
Christens S. S.
George E. Badger
Mrs. Donald M. Hyatt, wife of
the foreman of the driller's de
partment of the North Carolina
Shipbuilding Company, of Wil
mington, christened the S. S.
George E. Badger as it was launch
ed at 2:30 Tuesday afternoon of
Mrs. Hyatt is the daughter-in-law
of Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Hyatt,
of Waynesville, and has often visit
ed her husband's family here.
Mr. Hyatt was located in New
port News for several years, hold
ing a position with the Newport
News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock
Company, and has been more re
cently connected with the Wilming
Three Soldiers Bound To Court Charged
With Taking Car From Taxi Driver
Three men, all privates in the
U. S. Army, charged with stealing
and transporting an automobile
from one state to another, were
bound over for trial in the May
term of the United States district
court in Asheville.in a hearing
before U. S. Commissioner W. T.
Shelton here on Monday.
Bond was set for each man at
$2,500. They are now being held
in the Haywood county jail, where
they were brought by Haywood
deputies until the trial comes off
in May. It is not expected that
they will make bond.
Joseph C. Trainer, special agent
for the FBI, who investigated the
case, and Deputy U. S. Marshal
Paul D. Soroman were among those
attending the trial.
It was developed at the hear
ing that an assault with a deadly
weapon was made on Leo Buckner,
driver of the taxi in which the
men were riding. sv,
The defendants were Private
(Continued oh back page)
Income Tax Time
Is Nearing . . .
since many people will
make out income tax returns
for the first time this year.
The Mountaineer has secured
a complete set of all blanks
necessary to make returns on.
We have both state and fed
eral forms, and for indivi
duals, partnerships, corpora
tions, etc ,
These are available without
charge in the stationery de
partment of The Mountalner.