THE WAYNESVILLE MOUNTAINEER Pablished In The County Seat Of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park cuk .NINTH YEAR NO. 52 8 Pages WAYNESVILLE. N. C THURSDAY. DECEMBER 30. 1943 (One Day Nearer Victory) $1.75 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson wumw This Newspaper Gets Award Of Merit For Pulpwood Campaign Thi mwspaper has just been jven a Dcaumu. . . ----- L the American Newspaper Pub Eher Association of New York, ft, the part this PPer bas play 4 in the campaign to increase ,croo,i production. " ..rill V.o framnH nnii The awaiii win lung over tne aesn 01 me fte award is beautifully printed m ivory parchment, and measures ibout 13 by 17 inches. A eonv ot tne awara, ruuc:n m ate, is being puoiisneu m wmj o fcf"e- The award was given in recoK- . . , (I 1.. ... .1 . ,jtlon or tne uuvsuauuiug muni fctien to the nation's war program anil for the ertective enoT 01 . . il. D,js new -paper to increase me pro motion of pulpwood during the jj43 Virt-! - Pulpwood Campaign." In iin-rnting the awara, waiter K Pear, chairman 01 tne news paper pulpwood committee said: "Y hi have cooperated most gen- .1 intn ITI.i T-..l irouMy in me ims v iciory ruip tood Campaign, and I am happy to Feral you the enclosed Award of Merit n a token of appreciation from the Newspaper Pulpwood Commit'ec nf the American News paper Publishers Association. "While we cannot yet estimate the results ot tnis newspaper cam paign in terms of pulpwood pro duction, I believe we can feel justly proud of our record. Your news paper, with fhe support of your lo ta! pulpwood committee and your 1 .L.. I. IiC fir its preservation. "However, one doesn't rest on res record in wartime. Lertain- Ij, the boys in uniform are not lui't ntr rceause the trend nas ihanped from Axis to Allied at tack. The war has not been won is yet, an.i there are stiff battles is on the fighting fronts. "Pulpwood is still a vital war listeria!, made scarce by the man lower phortae-e. Our fiehtinc fOre- IS U'lM mwl if en 1. er oa nor lists, sn lontr as there is an Ameri n soldier on foreien soil. The War Production Board, at tiose reqeest we conducted the 1913 campaign, shortly will an loonce 1 H 4 4 goals based on esti Mted military and essential civil ian reonT(monfc! PnnoonmnM,, T HI aSKinn' for Xtaiii- Aintinna1 enr fOrt of the Victnrv Pnlnwnnrl Pom. Men m 1944 through the inflnen- - " r - H col that ....... i'ui i r ,uuiiiiivwv.d I am sure that we can count on 7Ur COntinilPf mnnaraf in fo Victory Pni 19-14 Anil cn 1 rn n am its an "cnuunn aim 111a- ocd." P'ibli-uino- Fvpcutive Here For Holidays J- H. Trantham of Chicago, left JMt rday f. r his home after spend i? tho Christmas holidays here '!h his mother, Mrs. M. E. Tran utm. Mr. Tnntham is office manager tho ("mk hjjo 0fflCe 0f tj,e Charles Wlhntr'c ?in. nntinnnll,, Vnnwn mblishirs comnanv. Mrs. V R TooV, l !,! wo has arrived to visit her moth Mrs. p)0n Atkinson. Her hus- Lt. Vash "erseas. is now serving Meet Storm Yen Christmas T)mi The h!:,nl-n n.i ... . t ui ice l il a l was ffead nv.-v tv v.:u tv.: Son Chvistmn Dnu lront mnnv IV) piannrf. j n.nr. "1 r (ir, , J m i . " ' u.i H ri M TQminoQ Trn Trn H' lr trine nr if tViov ViaH 'cninz their restination. wimi oi. v - x at n j u i o 1;'r t'P PTnafoi" nof rf ? , '- K ano arm.nj o.on mll .V.J. n.' " Uf I X, 111. " err. r!i7,ii..j j x. on the highways from that Fn; aiuuna a:ai auinav when the regular hours I --uinea. Sk, tr 01 persons are report L w nave slipped and fallen, but i'nt(. u "cciasnts have b:en re Jniipj y .Persons who had N fife 0Ilver their Chnst Htr.fi ,durine Christmas Day, "nzzlmg rain poured down Has Reason to Smile if PLUMP little Alice Faye. daughter of the screen star and orchestra leader Phil Harris, seems quite elated over her mother's new tem porary retirement The blond film star is expecting another addition to the family and the youncster above is lookinR forward to a new brother or sister. (International) Post Office Only Place To Be Closed On New Year's Day Business in the community will not take a vacation from a regu lar work-a-day Saturday this week, despite the fact that it falls on New Year's Day. The merchants took action on the matter a few "'eeks ago, and it was decided that due to the fact that the Christmas week-end was of unusual length, the day woidd not be observed with a vacation. The post office will be the only office closed for the day. In the U. S. Postal Service New Year's Day is a national hol day and is always observed as such. BIRTHS Mr. and Mrs. Z. L. Massey an nounce the birth of a son, James Dale Massey, on December 26. at their home on the Dellwood Road. Mr. and Mrs. James R. Daniels, of Baltimore, Md., announce the birth of a daughter, Barbara June, on December 25, at the Haywood County Hospital. Mrs. Daniels was the former Miss Birdell Mid dleton, of Balsam. Miss Meta Dicus has returned home after spending the holidays with her sister, Mrs. J. W. Rob rts, in Pompan, Florida. She will spend a few days here with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Dicus, before returning to Lees McRea College, where she is a student. Mr. and Mrs. Everett Brown, of Bristol, Tenn., spent the holidays here with th: latter's parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. S. Davis. Mrs. Brown is the former Miss Catherine Davis. Hit This Christmas Eve night and by morn ing the temperatur; had dropped and as a result there was as much as two inches of iced surface in many places, with every inch of highways coated in a perfectly frrz n sheet. It was pointed out by many of the local citizens, that had the tire on most cars not been in such a worn condition automob -le owners would not have been so cautious as to stay off the high ways, but that under the condi tions th;y were afraid to venture out. There was said to have been fewer motor vehicles off the high ways in this area during the first part of Saturday than ever noted sine-1 the automobile has been the accepted mode of travel $f,'"l,w7' pin MH JUL l 9 55 . . i v I Jury Announced For January Civil Term Of Court The following jury has been drawn by the county commissioners for the January term of civil court which will convene here on the 10th, with Judge F. E. Alley pre siding: For the first week: W. N. Freel. Beaverdam; Tom P. Messer, Way nosville; G. B. Sanford, Iron Duff; Joe Carver, Jonathan; C. F. Med ford, Iron Duff; George Erwin, Pigeon; J. W. Burress, East Fork; 0. L. Smathers, Clyde; G. G. Rec tor, Fines Creek; W. T. Conard, White Oak. Dewey Stovall, Waynesville; Donald Kelley, Waynesville; Ralph Robinson, Beaverdam; C. C. Willis, Beaverdam: H. C. Green, Fines Creek; W. H. Jordan, Waynesville; Elmer Crawford, Fast Fork; Jesse Crogan, Pigeon; John C. Sharp, (Veil ; J. Med ford Mease, Pigeon; Frank Bradshnw, Iron Duff; Boone Rogers, Crabtree; Lush Caldwell, Cataloochee; Grady V. Howell, Jonathan. Drawn for the second week were: Harley Wells, Pigeon; 1). K. Wor lcy, Beaverdam; Mark Galloway, Waynesville; Roy Phillips, Way nesville; M. V. Jenkins, White Oak; M. L. Hogland, White Oak; Grady 0. Rogers, Clyde; Connie Muse, Waynesville; M. T. Brooks, Beaverdam: W. T. Wilson, Way nesville; Carina W. Wright, Pig eon; Joe Rogers, Fines Creek; S. I.. Smart, Crabtree; John Howell, Jonathan; John Campbell, Ivy Hill; and Joe Michael, East Fork. Woody Addresses Rotarv Club On Civic Projects Jonathan Woody addressed the Waynesville Rotary Club her? last Friday on "Rotary's Obligation To The Community." Mr. Woody pointed out several civic improvement projects which he suggested the Rotary Club could sponsor during the coming year. As a rrsult of his address, the board of directors will have the program Friday to formally present to the club thrir recom mendations for launching a broad community-wide improvement pro gram. Dr. Kilgore, N. C. Chemist, Expires RALEIGH, Plans for the funer al of Hr. Benjamin W. Kilgorc, state chemist and farm leader, are being made in Raleigh. He died at his home Monday night. Kil i'oro first came to North Carolina in 1889 as assistant chemist of the state exneriment station. To t r s PRESENTED BY yw;u . . yi n t M OS AMERICAN NEWSPAPER PUBLISHERS Prefers This Rank I v - 3f . .. . i ... Vvsw-sn K'Hjik W 1 A FORMER Michigan state senator, Hfc Hui i y tila.ss ol (ii .nuf H.ipiili, Mirh . is putUiiK the bruom U K'xid use hi order!) with the U S ftth Air Kurre in New Cinnra He says he would rather lf uu enlisted man than an nrhVer. adding. "Hfter thia ihuiK is over, we U be in the ma i r ity." (Imernauvnat) Joint Installation 4 Masonic Bodies To Be Held Monday Joint installation of the four Masonic bodies in the' 41st district, which inclodes the Cludem, Canton, Waynesville, and Pigeon Valey will be held at the Clyde high school on Monday n:ght, January 3rd. Thomas J. Harkins, past grand master of the Lodge of North Carolina, will install the of ficers und make the address. The four masters to be installed include: J. S. Davis, master of Waynesville Lodge; Robert Cor zine, master of the Clyde Lodge; Bruce Nanney, master of the Pig eon River Lodge; and J. D. Justice master of the Sonoma Lodge. There will be in all a total of forty offi cers installed including nine from each lodge in addition to the mas ters. A number of prominent Masons from Asbeville will be special guests of the installation. Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Moore had as their guest for a few days last week, Mrs. Moore's mother, Mrs. M. B. Munn, of Charlotte. AWARD OF MERIT The Waynesville Mountaineer OUTS'i AN DING CONTRIBUTION to the nation's var program . . . and (or the effective effort of this newspaper to increase the production of pulpwood during the 1943 Victory Pulpwood Campaign. NEWSPAPER PULPWOOD COM NEW YORK CITY Fifty-Eight Men Report For Service In December Call Fifty-eight men left here on Fri day morning for Camp Croft mak ing up the December call under the selective service system. Henry Furman Robertson was named leader of the group and Fred Ellis Davis, Jr., (volunteer), Thomas Harmon Rogers, Jr., (volunteer), and George Musgrave Scott as as sistant leaders. Included in the group were the following volunteers: Samuel Ir ving Lanning, Ashbury Homer Green, John David MiU'hell, Alro Caldwell, James William Guy, Louie Curtis, Forest Landis Mc Clure, Wilfred Rufus Mehaffey, Jay Mark Russell, Edward Sher rill, Ned Andrew Stewart, and Glenn Ray Whitner. Transferred from other draft boards were: Edd Hampton Queen, from Hampton, Va.; Robert Dee Rogers, from Yorktown, Va.; George Musgrave Scott, from Ply mouth: Kermit Wayne Thompson, from Gastonia; Jack James Fergu son, from Newport News, Va.; Norman Crawford James, Jr., from Wilmington; and Bruce Conard, f rom Newport News, Va. Others were: Hugh Author Phil lips, Isom Sutton, Glenn Boyd Ferguson, Beauford Carroll Mes ser, Buford Elmore No! and, Wes ley Roosevelt Gibson, Henry Fur man Robertson, Jack Cagle, Estes Emery Myers, Samuel Daniel Rob inson. Charles Robert Lowe, James Duncan liradshaw, James Kenneth Edward;, Wid Woodrow Wyatt, Guy Virgil Grogan, Loyd Shelton, Jr., Joe Sam Tate, Robert Hobert Moore, Junior Levi Conard, Junior Clyde Clark, Clyde Teaster, Joseph Edward Massie, Glenn Norman. Willard Howell, Troy Lee Han nah, Jack Trammel!, Thomas An drew Sutton, Edgar Warlick, Lewis James Burnett, Robert Flint Smith, Olas Grant Creasman, Spurgeon Clarence Shelton, Hillary Hill Medford, Rob rt Ellis Forga, Calvin Theodore McCall, Louie Richard Gibson und Samuel Wayne Knight. Local and County Schools To Open This Morning The Waynesville district schools and those throughout the county are scheduled to open this morning after a three day delay, it was learned yesterday afternoon from M. H. Bowles, acting county sup erintendent of education. The schools were to have opened on Monday, the 27th, but due to sickness and weather conditions over the week-end, the opening was postponed until today. ASSOCIATION 5 () il V n. is 1 '44 Business Depends On Collapse Of Axis, Says Roger Babson Bliss in a Foxhole IHE MOST PLEASANT niomenl he ever spent in u foxhole is being en loyeil here by Fvl Don Finholm ot Lettinuton Mich This photo, which lust arrived, shows him eating a turkey lef in Italy on Phanksyiving Day His knees serve as a table for 'lis mess kit plate ( tntrrnalumal) January Schedule County Home Clubs Is Announced The January schedule of the Haywood County Home Demonstra tion clubs has been announced as follows by Miss Mary Margaret Smith, county home agent : Beaverdam Club with Mrs. Paul Robinson at 2 o'clock, Tuesday, January 4th; Allen's Creek Club with Mrs. Henry Francis at 2 o'clock on Wednesday, 5th; Dell wood Club with Mrs. L. W. Wall at 2 on Thursday, (ith; the Jona than Creek Club with Mrs. Medford Lealhorwood at 2 o'clock on Fri day afternoon, 7th. Maple Grove Club with Mrs. Ed Glavich at. 2 o'clock on Tuesday, 11th; Fines Creek Club with Mrs. Charles McCrary at 10:I!0 o'clock on Thursday, 13th; the Iron Duff Club with Mrs. Fannie Davis at 2 o'clock on Friday, 14th; Morning Star Club with Mrs. Robert Wood ot 2 o'clock on Monday afternoon, 17tv Rock Snring Club with Mrs. Wayne McElroy, at 2 o'clock on Tuesday afternoon, 18th; Bethel Club wih Mrs. Paul Hyatt at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon, l'.tth; Maggie Club with Mrs. Herbert Plott. at 2 o'clock on Thursday aft ernoon, 2('th; H vder Mountain ' hili with Mrs. Marshall Kirkpat rick at 2 o'clock on Friday after noon, 21st. RatclifT Cove Club with Mrs. Woodie Jones at, 2 o'clock Monday afternoon, 24th; Clyde Cub wilh Mrs. Roy Medford at 10:20 o'clock Tuesday morning, 25th; Cecil Club with Mrs. Thomas Erwin at 2 o'clock on Wednesday afternoon, 20th; West Canton Club with Mrs. Maude Medford at 2 o'clock on Thursday afternoon, 27th; Juna lnska Club with Mrs. A. J. Mc Cracken at 2 o'clock on Friday aft ernoon. 28th. There will be a county home demon'-t rat'on agents school con ducted at Franklin on Monday, the 10th, which Miss Smith, county agent from Haywood, will attend. PUBLIC WANTS ALARM CLOCKS "What are some of the short ages which have bothered you most?" Nearly 5 OOf) persons tvrouphout the country were asked this cu 'Stion, in a recert su-vev nf cnumer requirements made by th? Office of Civilian Requirements. The most serious" inconven'ence and hardship is caused bv the shortnrre of alarm clocks, al'hnucrh shortage of food affects thp greatest number followed in order of numb rs by elas'ic. galvanized warp, some te ti'e crnducts, and alarm clocks. "Most of the needs brought nut by this survey cm and will be met." Arthur D. WThitesides, vice-chairman of OCR. said. Miss Fl anor Messer. who resid es in Asheville. wb the guest of relatives here during the week. Famous Statistician Pre dicts 10 Increase In Retail Sales During 1944. By Roger W. Babson Babson Park, MasR. Most firm are booked to capacity. If any more business were offered they would not be able to handle it for many months. This is roughly my forecast for 1944. The Babsonchart Index of the Physical Volume of Business for the final quarter of 1943 averaped 141 compared with 150.7 for the same period of 1942. The all-time high was reached in December, 1942, when my Inde "tond at 15'i.fi. It is not possible that this record can be exceeded i 1944. COMMODITY PRICES War developments will influence commodity prices during 1944. Th collapse of Germany could result in a sharn, th 'ugh temporary, re action in leading wholesale indexes If the going in Italy or el ewhere should prove unexpectedly hard indicating a longer war price should firm. Cattle and hogs may bring lower average prices. Soy bean and corn prices face the test of large marketings. They will do well to held. Increased imports of colTo". cocoa and sugar will hold down their prices. Continued heavy demand is indi cated for rno't industrial commo dit'es. To what extent efforts to loll back food prices to September 15. 1942, levels will succeed is pro blematical. Mounting over-all shortages, unprecedented demand and necessity for maximum output will tend to maintain strong up ward pressure on most prices. Ad vancing parity prices, storage, in surance and black markets further tend to keen nrices hieh. Subsi dies 'will be granted certain pro ducers during 1M44. INVENTORIES Businessmen should watch the Government's policy of disposing of its hufire inventories of consum er merchandise. With supplies at a much higher level than in World War I, retailers, wholesalers and manufacturers should insist there he no dumping on domestic mar kets. This could smash prices. Flooding the expert markets could make it difficu't to sell goods abroad at a fair profit. I hope a substan tial portion of our surplus will be given to the peoples of Continental Europe and China. SALES PROSPECTS I forecast that retail dollar sales will average 5 to 10 per cent high er in 1944 than in 194.1. Sales volume of consumer goods will again start to climb as smaller companies get the okay on postwar merchandise. I expect some de cline from 194.1 in the physical vol ume of retail sales d ie to scarcity I of goods and less employment. Sub jstitute merchandise has sold well I but manufacturers and wholesal- (Continued on page 6) Onlv Six Men Reclassified During Past Week Only six men were reclassified under the selective service system by the local draft board during the week. Sam Wilev Killian and Abraham t ir,ccln Ensley, Jr., were placed in class 1-A. In class 1-A (H), Delos Edward Hoyle. In class 2-A, William Howard Covington. In class 4-A, Charlie Andy Mc Amis. In class 4-F, Samuel Newel Ed- ( wards. MI Hub ScheJuIe For JaHfrv Me"tine-g Announced By Agent The January schedule of the 4-H Clubs of the county have been announced by the county home agent, as follows: Clubs meeting on Monday. 3'd, include Bethel, at 9:00 o'clock; Canton at 10:00 o'clock; Beaver dam, at 11 -.10 o'clock; and Clyde, at 1 00 o'clock. Clubs meeting on Tuesday. 4th, will be: Crabtree, at 9r0f "'-l v! and Fines Creek, at 11:00 I-- Club meetings on Wednesilav, 5th, ars: Cecil, at 9:00 o.'cIock; and Cruso, at 11:00 o'clock. The Waynesville club will meet at 9:00 o'clock on Thursday, the 6th.