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TfoTRST VKAK NO. 33 16 Pages
otel Plans
ails For Project To
Given Friday Night
The Court House Here
rma.l presentation of plans for the construction of a
ludern hotel for this community will he presented by
fial committee Friday night at the court house,
ictinu "ill begin promptly at eight o'clock, according
than Woody, chairman.
least MO business and civic leaders of this corn
arc expected to attend the meeting, and hear the
for construction of the much-discussed hotel for this
lis is I he most important civic meeting held in this
litv in many years," one member of the committee
It compares with the meeting which created Lake
ka, and the one that established the Park," the
lan said.
, Woody pointed out yesterday that plans were to
i.ono in stock, of thousand dollar units. He emphasiz
facl that the project would be debt-free before one
ras spent.
option has been secured on 177-feet on Main Street
id details of the site will be among the things cx
I'riday night.
lumher of summer visitors have contacted the com
ieeking slock in the proposed hotel. Some wanted
if the purchase of stock would give them a priority
vations during the summer time. One man wanted a large clock of stock in the project.
! meeting is open to every person who is interested
rin for Waynesville a large, modern hotel, Mr.
pointed out.
irepared statement by the committee, said in part:
iresence at this meeting will express your approval
iced of a hotel. Your absence will mean that you
think we need a hotel. If we don't get the hotel
s quit talking about it. This is not a promotional
hut a combined effort to put into effect a long-felt
committee is composed of Mr. Woody, chairman,
Allen, George A. Brown, Jr., J. E. Massie, Charles
J. W. Ray, R. L. Prevost, and W. Curtis Kuss.
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man (it .i coin null (. vv liith will
report Fi ida.v niuht on plans lor
a large modern hold here
I Cases Of
ti Beans Have
Canned Here
ins like 10.000 cases of
ns have been canned at
i Mutual Cannery at
1 'his season, according
arr. general manager.
is short, and the
'Id have reached 50,000
me. Mr. Barr said. The
!avp had too much rain
nal crop, and (hen there
r'ae of acreage to start
'omted out.
mer is now employing
People. They will oon
an beans as long as the
Three Men Caught
For Robberies
Local officers have cleared up
three robberies in Haywood, with
the arrest of three men. Two have
been turned over to the army as
deserters, and the third was given
a year on the roads.
The places entered were 11 S
Ward Station at Lake Junaluska,
Branson Motor Company, Canton,
and The Texas Company in Way
nesville. The arrests were marie
by the sheriff's department, and
the men convicted upon evidence
gathered by Sam Kelly with the
use of finger prints taken from
the places of robberies.
wood Baptists Will
i Two-Day Session
d Baptists will hold their
Kin of the Hay
a,'". in a two-day
Xt The first day.
- August 22, will be
Pleasant Balsam church
with the Woodland
Aerator and will pre-
o? .S'ate leaders wi
start at ten o'clock
Jsgins. state secretary,
Pnncpal speaker at Rev'
' lSS WiU dellver th
1U01 The Biblical
The Wednesday session will be- ;
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gin wiin a wurMiip pciiuu Luimmr
ed by Claude Gilstrap. The mod
erator will name committees and
the following reports will be
made: State Missions by Doyle
Miller; Home Missions by W. H.
Whitlock; Foreign Missions by
Roy Young, and the Co-operative
Program by Rev. Everett Murray.
The association will adjourn for
lunch at 12.15 and convene at
1:30, with Cretchin Johnson eon
ducting the worship period. Rev
T. H. Parris will make the report
for the executive committee, while
Mrs. E. C. Horton will report on
the Woman's Missionary Union.
Manuel Wyatt will discuss the
orphanage, and N. Stevenson will
talk on hospitals. Hobard Rogers
will report on the ministers re
tirement plant, and Paul Shepherd
will discuss, temperance and
morals. Following a musical pe
riod, Dr. I. G. Greer will speak
(Continued on Page Four)
Millar Returns
From Business
Trip To England
V 11. V. Millar flew back from
a tuo-weck stay in London on
business last Friday, leaving Ire
land at cij;ht o'clock Friday night
and arriving in Knoxville at II
o'clock Saturday night, covering
the 4.00H-milc trip m a little over
24 hours.
Mr. Millar, a local attorney, was
accompanied by a business asso
ciate on the business trip.
In discussing the bombings of
London. Mr. Millar said it was
"spotted". Some places there was
one building out in a block, and
then for three or four blocks there
were no signs of damage. "All
around SI. raid's, there was con
siderable damage, but none to the
cathedral llseU." be said
"The lood was better than what
we gel in America They have a
rationing that calls for so much
butter, bacon, sugar and the scarce
ilems. and they get that amount,
but no more While lood is not
plentiful, it is ample," lie continu
ed. There are many American of
ficers in London, he said, and the
War Department is bringing thou
sands home as fast as they ran.
The ship Mr. Millar went across
(Continued on pace fniirl
Employers To
Hold Conference
Here Tuesday
An employers onfeicnre has
been railed for Tuesday. August
111 si. at the l! S Kmployment
Service office here by Mrs. Edith
I'. Alley for the purpose of dis
cussing labor problems for the
post war era The conference will
begin at two o'clock
All emploers of this district are
extended an invitation to attend
this conlei ence.
Guy Messer On
Police Force
(;uy Messer assumed his duties
here yesterday as the fourth mem
ber of the Waynesville police force.
For the present, Mr. Messer will
be on day duly with Chief O. R.
Roberts, while O. L Noland and
Herbert RufT are on night duty.
Plans are to alternate the work
between day and night shifts.
Haywood Fully Enjoys
Celebrating Peace, As
Highlights Well Prove
Some places of business that re
main open 24-bours a day closed
immediately upon hearing the
peace news.
Onr visiting- soldier wanted
some extra gasoline and did
n't havr any coupons, so br
swapped a shoe stamp for live;
The weatherman took a big
hand in the celebration. At 6:20
one of the year's heaviest rains
fell in fact, the official recording
showed 1 m inches fell In 40
minutes Just as the whistles and
hells slartcd to peal forth the
good news, the rain ceased.
One 8-year old boy found
that he could make an unusu
ally loud noise by hitting the
hood of an old model truck.
An adult suggested that he
not tear the truck up, as it
would be a long time before
more were made. The young
ster looked around, and said,
"Mister. I gotta make a noise,
my brother Is in the Philip
pines." "If I could just talk to my son
over there tonight, I would call
this a perfect day," said one moth
er, as her voice broke with mix
ed emotions.
Cars and trucks were run
ning bumper-tn-humper up and
down Main Street. One wo
man across the street wanted
a Mountaineer extra and could
not gel across to a newsboy,
nor could the boy g'el to her.
Special services in thanksgiving
for peace were held at 6 o'clock
in St John's Parish, the feast of
the Assumption.
Mothers wept with joy for the
sons who would soon be return
ing home To practically every
one the great Victory bad a per
sonal meaning.
"Well, I won't gel a chanre
to go now that it's all over.
Of course I'm glad the war
has stopped, but I sure would
like to have been in it," said
one sixteen year old.
As far as could be learned
there was no damage to prop
erty or destruction of any kind
during the hours of celebration.
While the crowds were noisy
there was good will at every turn
No one was impatient over the
traffic jam. They waited their
turn behind the other fellow, ac
tually got a big kick out of an
excuse to blow their horn with
all its power.
""Well, it may be a long
time before my son gets home
from the Pacific, but I can
sleep at night now," said one
mother, "for I have nothing
to worry about, for 1 know he
will get home in time."
Main Street was practically de
serted between, t and 7 o'clock
Tuesday night but within a half
hour it was a bedlam of cars and
trucks filled with people joyfully
celebrating the Great Victory.
Two summer visitors com
ing in around 8 o'clock from a
fishing trip thought there was
a big ball game on hand, and
inquired the way to the sta
dium and rould hardly be
lieve their eyes when they
were shown the front page
of the Peace Kxtra The Moun
taineer that they had bought,
and jammed in their pockets,
not knowing1 what big news
thry could find in the local
"1 have cried more since the
Victory has come than I did the
day the message came from the
War Department telling me my
son was killed in action," said one
mother on the street, who had
joined the surging crows, "as it
seems so much more final now."
"Here give mr six papers.
I want one of those Mountai
neer Extras for each of my
rhlldren. I want them to keep
'em as souvenirs," said one
man as he leaned far out of
a truck, filled with children,
part of the great stream mov
ing on the street.
Gas And Some
Foods Taken Off
Rationing List
OPA announced yesterday
the discontinuance of ration
ing of gasoline, canned fruits,
vegetables, fuel oil and oil
Mack Stamey S 2-c
Reported Missing
Declared Dead
Mack Stamey, Jr., 20. seaman
second class, son of Mr. and Mrs
Mark Stamey, of Canton, who was
reported missing in action off
Guadalcanal on August 8, 1942, has
been officially declared dead ac
cording to the War Department.
His parents were advised during
the past week.
Seaman Stamey entered the
navy in October, 1941, and had
been at sea for some time when
listed as missing the following
In addition to his parents he is
survived by three brothers, J. B.
Stamey, U. S. ' Navy; Mazielee, a
twin, also in the navy; and T. A.
Stamey of Canton; and two sisters,
Miss Arthetta Stamey and Miss
Junncanc Stamey .both of Canton.
Postmasters Of
District Met
Here Saturday
Postmasters of the 12th con
gressional district met here Satur
day night at Green Tree Tea Room,
and heard their state president,
Mr. Darken, of Wilmington, dis
cuss various matters confronting
postal officials today.
J. H. Howell, local postmaster,
was official host to the group, and
W. T. Porter, of Franklin, is presi
dent of the association. There are
48 members in this district.
Charles E. Ray left Saturday
for an extended buying trip in St.
Louis. He will buy for Ray's De
partment Store.
Peace Extra Front
Page Is Reprinted
Due to the unusual interest in the Peace Extra
front page which The Mountaineer published a few
minutes after President Truman gave out the news
Tuesday, we are reprinting the page in its entirety as
page two of the second section of this edition.
Hundreds of people wanted copies as souvenirs of
the end of the war. Almost 1,500 copies were disposed
of within a little more than an hour Tuesday night.
Calls for more were still coming in yesterday morning.
To Boss Japs
f ijWMIihiiih ii"
has ordered the Japanese to send a
competent representative to Ma
nila fo receive surrender terms.
Memberships To
State Orchestra
To Sell Friday .
A one-day drive will be staged
here Friday to get memberships
to the North Carolina Symphony
Society, sponsor of the State Sym
phony Orclu-slra, according to Mrs
Hugh H. Love, chairman for the
Mrs. Love said plans bad been
completed for taking memberships
at the First National Hank and
the Town Hall all day Friday.
The membership are divided in
to six groups, as follows:
General membership, $1, which
will entitle purchaser to ailend
any local concert of I he orchestra,
plus payment of 21) cents lax
A $2 general membership will
entitle purchaser to admission to
a full-orchestra concert in Ashc
ville. ,
Active memberships are $." and
will admit purchaser to any con
cert in the state free
Donor memberships are $2li and
makes purchaser a member of the
Patron memberships aie $100
and their names arc carried on all
Memorial memberships are $T00.
and ran be taken out in the name
of some loved one who is deceased.
A memorial inscription will he car
ried on all programs of the society.
Charles Klopp is chairman of
the Canton area which also in
cludes Clyde.
Members of the local committee,
besides Mrs. Love is composed of
Mrs. It II. Stretcher. Miss Nancy
Kill ian. ( C. Ferguson and W.
Curtis Huss.
Former Pet Man
Passes Away
Funeral and burial services were
held Tuesday in Asheville for W.
Ryan Woodall. former manager of
Pet Dairy Products Company here.
Mr. Woodall died in his Norfolk
home after a short illness. He is
survived by his wife and daughter,
Emily, and his mother. Mrs. L.
R Woodall.
Mr, Woodall was manager of the
Western Carolina Creamery here
in 1938. which later sold to Pet
Dairy Products Company. He
managed the local plant until pro
moted as manager of the Greens
boro plant. Later he was an of-
cial of Coble Dairy Products Com
pany, and at the time of bis death
was manager of Bircherts Dairy in
While a resident here he was
active in civic affairs, and was a
leader in promoting increased
dairying in Haywood.
Largest Crowd In Town's
Celebrate Peace Hews
The pent up emotions of the people which have grown
daily more intense since the smoke rose over Pearl Harbor
on December 7, ill 11, were released Tuesday night on a burst
of joy and gratitude as (he news of peace was flashed around
(he world.
Tears were- mingled with laughter in the reaction of
relief from suspense of nearly four years, and the intensi
fied tension of (he past few days.
People who had been listening at (he radio every spare
moment of (heir (ime, since (he first hint of peace negotia
tions, felt (he urge Tuesday night after the great news to
leave home and join (he crowds giving public expression to
their joy.
People came to Waynesville from every direction. All
ages and sizes crowded Main Street. Cars moved slowly in
the trallic jam and kept a constant stream down Main Street
while pedestrians picked their way on the sidewalks.
Far into the night (he cars traveled up and down the
streets, hut not an accident was reported by the police de
partment, and accordng to (he law enforcement officers only
two drunks were at large and they were in the early stages
of intoxication and must hav taken to their homes before
becoming a nuisance.
Wednesday morning all places of business were closed,
with (he exception of the drug stores and eating places that
were open until afternoon for the convenience of the many
visitors in (own.
All manufacturing plants wre closed, with most of
(hem starting up again at midnight last night.
The employes of the Waynesville post office in keeping
with goveinmenl rulings are having a two days holiday
Wednesday and today. The general delivery window will
open from 12 :."() (o 1 :.'!().
The First National Hank also closed i(s doors for the
day, bul will open (bis morning as usuaJ for business.
All stores in (he community will be ooen todav after
-enjoying a holiday yesterday.
Main Street was quite a contrast Wednesday to the
night before, for little traffic was noted yesterday with all
lilling stations closed, for most car owners had ridden out
(heir gas on Tuesday night.
The telephone office was the busiest in their history.
Starting at seven o'clock, the heavy toll of calls continued
until the early hours, and then resumed about breakfast
time Wednesday, and were heavy until noon. Long dis
tance calls jammed circuits, and offices in other places were
just as busy. It seemed (hat everyone wanted (o talk at
one time.
"The people were very nice, and seemed to understand
why (he delay,'' an official reported. "The oast 21 hours ex.
ceeds anything we have ever experienced before."
Police estimated (hat between 5,000 and 7,000 people
jammed Main Street here Tuesday night. Everyone was
in a joyous mood, and as far as could be learned no acci
dents marred the celebrations. Cars and trucks wer over
loaded with people, l?uighing, yelling, blowing horns, and
making every known means of noises. Police reported sane
driving was the order of (he nigh(, and no one seemed to be
in a hurry (o get places.
Hazclwood police said "about everyone went to Way
nesville fo celebrate. It's been miehtv ouiet here. Of rnnrsp
plenty of yelling, and blowing horns, but no (rouble makers.
Most of our folks wen) to church tonight, as everv church
door opened for thanksgiving services."
More Than 600 Attend
Peace Union Services
Casualty List
As of Today:
Killed in action 107
Wounded 221
Prisoners 4
Missing in action 24
Liberated 22
Total 378
A congregation ot over (100 made
up of local people and summer
visitors at'jnded the Peace union
service at the l-iiM Methodist
church here on Wednesday morn
ing at 11 o'clock, w'lich was mark
ed by great solemnity am' spirit
ual significance h' '!iig toward a
world and community of peace.
"he news flash of last night
brought a flood of emotion un
paralleled in the history of man
kind Today is the first day in
years to greet ns with a glorious
dawn full of hope, faith and
peace. This is not a patriotic
rally, but a religious service in
which we may humbly express our
gratitude to God for the peace that,
has come," said Rev, J. C. Madi
son, pastor of the church, in his
opening remarks, which were fol
lowed by the singing of the Star
Spangled Banner. i
Rev. L. G. Elliott, pastor of the
Baptist church, was the main
speaker, of the morning. Preced
ing him in the service was Rev.
M. R. Williamson, who offered a
prayer for guidance and gratitude
for peace. He asked that this na
tion not become a proud nation
but humbled in the great victory,
and forgiveness for the sins that
may have been committed in try
ing to save the nation.
Rev. Robert G. Tatum, rector of
Grace Episcopal church, led in the
responsive reading, and Rev. J.
Clay Madison read excerpts from
the second chapter of Isaiah and .
the 5th chapter of Matthew. Fal
lowing the address of Rev. tr.
Elliott, Rev. Walter B West ofTer
ed a prayer, pleading for conse
cration of the people, pointing out
that God was ready to show a
new full way of life to those wbo
would follow after Him. Mrs. Fred
Martin, accompanied by Mrs. W.
L. Matney, sang, "How Beautiful
Upon the Mountains." -
With the attention of the con
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