TO THE WAYNESVILLE MOUNTAINEER
Published In The County Seat Of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
IrY-rilWT YEAR NO. 33
WAYNESVILLE. N. C. THURSDAY, AUGUST 16, 1915
$2.00 in Advance in Haywood and Jackson Counties
c name of World Peace
d count)- has paid a
Biat tan never be esti--a
heart breaking price
c that will he naid as
those who live today
member, ror homes
on broken and earthly
ics severed for there
ws he vacant places
cs and hearts.
alone can soften the
e have paid, and those
pve su tiered nefsonnl
I hac to find comfort
fact that those who
c supreme price died
glory of God and man-
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Iwp been unvan in a
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and we trust the
"ill prove strong
' bold together for-
1C Mllllv nf n in I, Inst
another such tragic
with peace in sii?hf.
bumbled as we count
Plt.v list of Haywood
Ciev (hp namoc nf
no will never return.
1 lf'7 Haywood men
1(1 War II who lie
PJ country, on for-
or who have found
ien Pay Supreme Sacrifice R
Pacific Leader Bombed Tokyo
," v&v' '87 vTxii r?i
GEN. DOUGLAS MacAKTHl'l!
headed the ground forces in the
Pacific area, and has been on the
job since the day the Japs made
the sad mistake of staging thnr
sneak attack on Pearl Harbor.
MA.I (iKN. JAMES II DOO
UTTLK lrd thr (irst bomber at
tack mi Japanese homelands,
l ater lie was sent to Europe and
recently back to the Pacific to help
finish blasting the Nips.
"azuned forever on
!CI"ory should be kent
P 0Ur COirtmnnifv nJ
on page 4)
Property Valuation In
County Shows Increase
Of $820,448 Over 1944
This Second Time
Has Issued Extra
This is the second extra that
The Mountaineer has published
during the past few months. The
first extra was on the streets in
exactly 14 minutes after President
Truman announced the surrender
When Russia entered the war
against ' Japan on the 8th, The
Mountaineer was the first news
paper on the streets here with
rd Decides To Let
nook And Dellwood
ols Remain Intact
y County Board of
81 a neetirig here Mon
1 veld to the wishes
IIs of the Saunook-and
nr ., "-vain lllCIll
ne Waynesville Dis-
fr 'han consoiirtaio
!olher schnnl. 1- tu
ras learned from M. H.
te1'001 to have
th ik , c ueuwooa
3trn . xuiiaiusna
to h! thc tw schools
Ire' . nsPortaUon of
ca and in .jji.- . .
the higher cost involved in tbe
new set up. They voiced their
sentiments in a number of peti
tions and several hearings have
been held regarding the matter
since action was taken by the board
Since May when the petitions
were first sent to the board from
the patrons of the schools in the
two communities, the matter has
been agitated with much dissatis
faction on the part of the people
in the affected areas. " .
wo hve for the oast two years
maintained an organization at Dell-
Due to the large number
of requests, The Mountai
neer is reprinting the front
page of The Peace Extra
which was on the streets a
few minutes after the news
was received Tuesday night
At Oak Ridge
More Men At Work
From I Lay wood Than
At Any Other Single
War Joh Outside
More than 4110 Haywood men are
employed at Manhattan Plant at
Oak IJidge, Tenn . where the fam
ous, and destructive atomic bomb
was made that played such havoc
in Japan Monday, when one bomb
killed and wounded 100.000 as it
w iped out 60 per rent of Hiroshima
Practically all living things, human
and animal were seared to death
by heal, news reports said.
The check on Haywoofl men at
work in the bomb plant was made
by Mrs. Edith P. Alley, manager
of the local U. S Employment
Service, through whose office re
cruiting was rairied on for the
gigantic project Workers of all
types from common labor to high
ly skilled men have gone from here
to Oak Ridge since the project
was started two years ago.
The entire world has been .startl
ed by the destructive force ol the
new bomb, which was made public
Monday by President Trumen,
when he announced one atomic
bomb alone carried a wallop more
violent than 2.000 B-29 Superfort
resses normally could band an
enemy city using old type IM
bombs. The president made the
initial announcement immediately
after getting information of the
success of the bomb dropped on
Japan that morning.
The second atomic bomb drop
ped on Japan obliterated Nagasaki
in an inferno of smoke and flame
that swirled more than 10 miles in
to the stratosphere and could be
seen for 250 miles, an Okinawa dis
Okinawa-based pilots attacking
other objectives on Kyushu said
the clouds of smoke from Naga
saki spread rapidly until they ob-
Jscured bombing targets 60 miles
from the port.
Fliers said that thc atomic bomb
explosion was "too tremendous to
believe." One said that the blind
ing glare of the blast was so great
that when it faded he thought for
a moment the sun was setting.
The airmen's stories bolstered a
growing belief that the entire ur
ban or built-up area of Nagasaki
major naval base, industrial center
arid Japan's 11th city, was destroy
ed by the atomic bomb.
Stunned By Blow
The Japanese, stunned by the de
struction of Hiroshima, charged
over the Tokyo radio that the
U. S. was violating the Hague Con
Tells World Good News
Haywood county had a valuation
of $820,448 in 1945 over 1944. ac
ini ding to a report completed this
week by C. A. Black of the tax col
lector's office. The new report
shows a total valuation of $24,
H02.037, thc highest in the coun
The largest gain was in real es
tate, with $550,995 in valuation be
ing added to the tax books from
that source. Personal property
was second, witn a gain oi i 3,uot.
while corporation excess amounted
The largest gain was in Beaver
dam Township, with an increase
of $191,026, and the second high
est was Waynesville Township
with $186,986. Ivy Hill. was third
Only one township in the coun
ty showed a loss that was Cata
loochec with $5,143, most of which
was real estate.
Beaverdam colored taxpayers
also showed a loss of $1,557 over
the 1944 valuations.
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PRESIDENT IIAItKY S.
Atomic Bombs and
ussian Entry in
War Hastens End
The news the world has waited so tensely for more than
four years came Tuesday evening at seven o'clock when the
White House announced Japan had accepted without reser
vation the peace terms as sent the Japanese government
head the A
MacAithur was named chief commander to
ied delegation to sign the peace papers with
Japanese answer was delivered to the White House
Have Plans To Present
For Community To
Get Modern Hotel.
Definite plans for getting a mod
crn hotel here will be presented
within ten days to the community,
it was learnedf yesterday from
jonatnan Woody, chairman of a
special committee named to for
mulate and present the plans.
"We have something which we
feel will interest everyone wanting
a modern hotel erected here. A
concrete proposition will be pre
sented within ten days at the lat
est," the chairman said.
"An option has been secured on
some choice Main Street property
which has a frontage of 177 feet,"
Mr. Woody said, as he related some
of the details already worked out
on the matter.
About six months ago, the di
rectors of the Chamber of Com
merce, at a special meeting in dis
cussing a modern hotel here, I
04 ay I
MARSHAL JOSEPH STALIN
sent his Red Army against the Japs
Wednesday through Manchuria
The Japanese emperor has called upon every one of his
fighters to lay down their arms and follow the command of
the Allied commanders.
President Truman announced shortly after the first an
nouncement that every government employee would have a
two-day holiday, and it would not count against their annual
Crowds in Washington, as elsewhere around the world
went wild with excitement and mingled were voices of
It will he sometime before Japan will pifpi on the dotted
line, but that was .secondary, inasmuch as hostilities have
.-eased, and the matter of getting the legal status cleared was
iust another item of red tape clearance.
The telephone office reported the heaviest number of
:alls in the history of the company. It seemed that every
one wanted to talk. Many were afraid that their friends
ind neighbor:-; had not heard and the calls were turned in
faster than the switchboard operators could manage them.
Waynesville was a badlam of noise when the news was
ltmounced. The lire siren blasted forth, factory whistles
blew, while automobile horns pealed forth as drivers ran
up and down the street. There were few people on the
street at the time the news was announced due to the heavy
Unoflicial news came bv wav of Tokvo around 2 n'rlnrlr
Tuesday morning that Japan would accept the peace terms
as outlined by the Allies, and the suspense gained hourly
as the final news was awaited.
TERMS OF PEACE AT POTSDAM
The Potsdam declarations terms included:
1. Unconditional surrender of all Japanese armed
(Continued on page four)
Eastern Star To
Meet Tonight At 8
The Waynesville Chapter of the
Order of the Eastern Star will
hold their regular stated meeting
tonight at 8 o'clock in the as
sembly rooms . in the Masonic
Temple. All members are urged
to be present and visitors from
other chapters will be cordially
welcomed. Mrs. Noble Garrett,
worthy matron, will preside.
Sgt. Vernofi Leming is visiting
friends in Barkerton, Ohio.
Formal Plans For
Observing End Of War
A committee from the Chamber of Commerce and
Merchants Associaiton after making a survey of the
town, find that the majority of the heads of stores and
businesses feel V-J Day should be observed in closing
everything and in quiet thanksgiving that war is over.
However, the restaurants and drug stores have gener
ously agreed to rmain open for brakfast and lunch only
since the town is so filled with summer guests who de
pend on those places for food.
Union church services will be held in the morning
at 1 1 o'clock at the Methodist church, with Rev. L. G.
Elliott, pastor of the First Baptist church, bringing
the message. All churches will remain open all day
for those wishing to go and worship.
and in addition to wood and Saunook.