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HwrVEAR NO. 21 8Pages
Published In The County Seat Of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
WAYNESVILLE, N. C, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 27, 19 15
$2.00 in Advance in Haywood and Jackson Coontic
)m Predicts Many
aces In Business
ring The Coming Year
ints Out Reasons
1 1946 Predictions
Land Financial Outlook
II Roger W. Babson
n ?rcal event of 1945 was
Lg of World War II. A
bent of 1946 will be the
harnessing atomic energy
b about a new industrial
vear ago the United States
Wirt Index of the Physical
of Business finally regis
8. Today it is estimated
justifying my forecast of a
j. The Canadian Babson-
tdet of the Physical Volume
less finally registered 205
ago; today it is estimated
1946 will show a further
decline in both United
Lid Canadian business. Fur-
It, most of the following
lis apply to both countries.
lie re-conversion of industry
far to peace business will in
juring much of 1946. How
me required for re-con ver-
11 not be as great as most
frentories, quoted both at
ice values and their vol-
iffl increase durlhgi946.
i material piles and manu-
1 goods will be larger.
we rationing may continue
most of 1946- but It will
be eliminated. Price re
ts will gradually bo w
pl prices of most manu-
l products will be higher
1946 than at present. The
'some of the fonrl nrntuoter
fc unit sales of some de-
stores will beein to dn.
Ne time during 1946; but
'ooa and variety chains
tinue at nnnlr Ami
ff how, to whom and at
;wme government will dis
unions of dollars worth
Nng a weather upset,
Nels Of rorn ..JL.
f e bales of cotton will be
" iM6 wan ever before in
Although some prices
f ,1!'6 total farm income
8u!d hold up fairly olI.
'Here shnnin k
bin f a" "'crease
PfruiU, fish products and
- ... a decline in prices.
w, Win haii, ,
. uovc more 10 cat
Nan in 1945. The r
mption should be 10
" Prewar level of 1935-
"siry and .... . .
Nnue tn V FUU,Lry proaucts
P W to Increase in volume
U rZ " pree'
NSt C3nned gdS
Pirmpr ,..:t, . . .
htn . 1 SLart ln 1946
hi- !? cnd gislation on
'"""I'se in ,iarm
lJSaw!' not be increased
HI bo ! ""W
P War T lnf 1W' but
kawl .Bond Drives. ..
ine cost f T . "e l aDoui
rs at . 10r return
( L S,factory Wfl6es
tthe " be Jobs for all,
!L! ?e of retaU sales
" ladies' .Same as ln 1945-
will ? rel gcn"
unavUa lS" fer'bt many
available wiU be pur-
Itnd for woolen and
i ften." a great de
Nothing and es-
Chief Of Police
ORVILLE L. NOLAND, chief-of-police
of Waynesvllle since Decem
ber 15th, when he succeeded O. R.
Roberts. . Chief Noland has been
with the department since April,
1942. Prior to that time he oper
ated the Waynesvillo Mill. He is a
native of this county.
Private First Class William R.
Frazier, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs.
W. H. Frazier, of Waynesvllle, who
was reported missing in action in
France on January 7, 1945, has
boon officially declared killed in ac
tion by the War Department, ac
cording to information received
by his parents.
Pfc. Frazier was first reported
missing following combat duty near
Herrlischeim, Fiance. He was at
tached to the 14th Armored Dlvji.
sion of the Seventh Army and had
oeen overseas since October 12,
Pfc. Frazier enterod the service
on May 23, 1943, and took his basic
training at Fort Knox, Ky. Later
he was sent to Camp Campbell,
Ky., and then to Camp Chaffe,
Ark., and to maneuvers in Tennes
see and back to Camp Campbell
before being sent overseas. At the
time he entered the service he had
just graduated from the Waynes
vlll Township high school.
Pfc. Frazier is survived by his
parents; three sisters, Misses Mary,
Nina and Margaret Frazier, of
Waynesvllle; two brothers, Marion
Frazier, of Waynesvllle, Staff Ser
geant Thomas E. Frazier, who Is
serving in Germany with the Army
NAVY'S NEW PATROL PLANE IS 'FAST ON DRAW
; 20.- Wise shoppers will buy only
what they . need and not grab to
stock up unnecessary supplies.
21. The United States will own
over 50 of the world's shipping
22. We will make England and
some other countries loans provid
ed they will agree to spend a fair
' proportion of the money in the
23. Both the British Empire and
Russia will keenly compete for
foreign trade during 1946; but car
tels and government monopolies
will be frowned upon.
24. Russia, Germany and Eng
land may try to "gang up" against
the United States but we will fear
lessly oppose such actions if they
25. The Little Steel Formula
will be forgotten during 1946. The
year will be noted for strikes and
26. Industrial employment dur
ing 1946 will be off both in hours
and in payrolls, labor leaders' ef
27. Many industries, now oper
ating on a forty-eight-hour week,
will return to a forty or forty-fivc-hour
week during 1946.
28. Hourly wage rates v ill in
crease, but "take-home"' income
will be less. Labor will demand
better management and closer
29. The Inflation Era which I
have been forecasting for several
' i ' .
years wiu do very evineni in iiru.
The purchasing power of the dol
lar will continue to decline.
30. Both wage and price con
trols will gradually be removed
during 1946 until the government
throws up its hands and lets na
ture take its course.
31. Some time after 1946, pro
duction will catch up with con
sumption, people will have spent
their money and then there will be
a surplus of goods. By 1950 there
may be much unemployment. Then
may comethe severest inflation by
Congress attempting to check the
decline by printmg. currency. But
tHis is something ve need not
worry about for two on three years.
32. If Stalin's health continues
good, he Will be the prld's most
powerful man in 1946 and may be a
factor in determining world prices
as well as production. The mar
kets may even witness a "commu
nistic scare" during 1946; but they
should recover soon thereafter.
33. The rails will decline some
time during 1946. Certain airplane
manufacturing, shipbuilding, and
other war stocks may decline; but
the Dow-Jones Industrial Averages
will reach higher figures tome
time during 1946 than at present.
34. The safest stocks to buy
considering value, income and
safety will continue to be the
merchandising stocks, especially
chain Store stocks.
Mrs. Trantham, 90,
Buried In Clyde
Funeral services were conducted
on Christmas afternoon at 2 o'clock
at the Methodist church, Clyde,
for Mrs. Margaret Trantham, 90,
widow of the late Mcrritt Tran
tham, veteran of the War Between
the States. Mrs. Trantham's death
occurred at the home of her
nephew. W. J. Jarrett, in Asheville
on Friday, the 21st, following a
Rev. E. P. Billups, pastor of the
Central Methodist church of Can
ton, and Rev. R. P. McCracken
officiated Burial was in Pleasant
Hill cemetery, Clyde.
Grandsons as follows, served as
pallbearers: Eddie Boone, Milton
Fincher, Carol Morrow, Herman
Fincher, and Wilson Trantham.
Mrs. Trantham was a native of
Haywood county and before her
marriage was Miss Margaret. Jar
rett. She was married to the late
Mr. Trantham, native of Buncombe
county on March 16, 1871. In 1935
a short while before Mr. Tran
tham's death, the couple observed
their 65th wedding anniversary.
Mrs. Trantham is survived by
nine children, 55 grandchildren,
113 great-grandchildren and five
great-grandchildren, making a rota!
of 182 descendants.
Children surviving are: six sons,
John Trantham of Clyde, James
Trantham of Greensboro, William
and Lee Trantham of Waynesvllle,
Charles Trantham of Asheville,
and Joe 11. Trantham, manager of
the Chicago office of Charles
Scrlbners Sons, nationally known
publishers which firm was estab
lished 100 years ago.
Crawford Funeral Home was in
charge of the arrangements.
City Tags Must
Be Used On And
After January 1
Waynesvillo motorists were warn
ed vesterday by Chief of Police
Orville Noland of the importance
of having a 1946 city license tag
on their motor vehicle on or be
fore January first.
The tags arc on sale at the cit
hall for one dollar.
DESIGNED AND EQUIPPED for the humdrum peacetime Job of law-and-order patrolling over 3,500 to 5,000
miles of sea, this newest Navy policeman of the skies can get tough on short notice and go Into action with
bombs, rockts, torpedoes or depth charges, in addition to six 80-mm. camion in the nose and twin-mount .50
cal machine guns in the top turret and power tail turret. A veritable flying arsenal known as the P2V and
powered at 300 mph. by two engines of latest design, it Is a Lockheed from Burbank, Cal. (nUrnct.orwt)
Police To Start
Checking Cars On
Main Street Hero
Police are renewing their strict
enforcement of the one-hour park
ing law on Main street this week
end. F'or the past few fecks, with
snow and ice on the street, the de
partment has not been checking
cars every hour.
"Now that the streets are cleared
wc are starting checking cars every
hour, and all those found parked
overtime will be given a ticket to
appear in court," the chief said.
This community had one of the
quietest holidays in years, accord
ing to Chief of Police Orville No
land. From Saturday through Christ
mas only 12 arrest were made, and
all charged with beingdrunk. Chief
Noland said most of them had got
ten drunk on too much whiskey.
"It was a very quiet time. A few
persons shot off fireworks, but they
were very few since we kept a
sharp lookout for them," he continued.
Sifts Await First Baby
Sora M Ihvi Year
Sugar Stamp No.
38 Expires 31st
If you are one of the few
who still have Rugar stamp No.
38, you will b Interested to
know that you have until next
Monday to use It.
Number 38 expires Decem
ber 31st, the rationing board
Set New Record
PETERBOROUGH, N. H. Two
registered Guernsey cows, owned
by Miss Florence Osborne, Canton,
have completed two creditable Ad
vanced Register records, accord
ing to American Guernsey Cattle
Two and one-half year old Hay
wood Golden Rod. which produced
11,662.9 pounds of milk and 548.6
pounds of buttcrfat. Besides this
record this cow produced a healthy
calf for her owner. Two and one
half year old Haywood Dare pro
duced 11.565.9 pounds of milk and
583.8 pounds of buttcrfat.
Haywood Golden Rod and Hay
wood Dare are the daughters of
the registered Guernsey sire. Ma
jesty of Garden Creek, that has
eight daughters in the Performance
Register of The American Guern
sey Cattle Club.
Babson's 1946 Outlook
In A Nutshell
Politics: President to take middle-of-the-road.
Foreign Trade: Competitive
Cost of Living:
T. E. King, Jr., Of
Canton Dies In
Lust rites were conducted on
Sunday afternoon at the chapel of
Wells funeral homo in Canton for
Thomas Edward King, 44. chief
machinist mate, USN, who died
at the naval hospital in Corona,
Calif., on December 9th.
Lt. C. A. Sullivan, chaplain at
the Naval Special hospital, Kenll
worth, officiated. Burial followed
in the Pincy Grove cemetery,
Men from Uic naval hospital and
the naval eseort served as pall
bearers. Surviving are the parents, T. E.
and Mik. Alice King, of Canton and
Savannah, Ga.; the widow, Mrs.
Evelyn King of Montana; two
brothers, Lt. R. O. King, of the
Coast Gurad, and Joe J. King,
To Be Here One
Day Each Week
A repreesntative of the army re
cruiting station of Asheville will
be in Waynesville every Wednes
day at the post office to give infor
mation concerning enlistments or
re-enlistments in the regular army.
Any man who has been dis
charged for less than ninety day
mayi re-enlist and secure a re
enlisting bonus of fifty dollars for
every previously completed year of
Men who have been discharged
less than twenty days may apply
for re-erflistmenjt before twenty
days from their date of discharge
and receive the following: A ninety
day furlough with pay, providing
they have completed three years
of previous service.'
Retain their rank held at the
time of their discharge.
Boys seventeen years of age may
enlist in the regular army with
their parents' concent.
enlists for a period of three years j
may eiiuobu 111s uiauuii ui. oki vit:c:
and overseas theater. Enlistments
are for a period of eighteen
months, two years and three years.
Many valuable gifts await the
first white bnby born in Haywood
Seven Wayncfvillc firms have
joined together and 'arc offering
the first baby born in the county
next year these useful gifts, which
A complete outfit from Bclk-Hud-son
An electric bottle warmer from
Garrett Furniture Store.
A blanket from Ray's Depart
15 quarts of pasteurized milk
from Pet Dairy.
Two week's laundry service from
Six cans of Gerber's Baby Food
from The Food Store.
A year's subscription and 25
bb-th announcements from The
The rules of the contest are pul
llshed ln the full page in this edi
tion, which also carries details oi
the gifts to be given by the various
The winner will be announced
in the next issue of The Moun
Date Of Health
Clinic Is Changed
To Second Tuesday
Due to the fact that the first
Tucsdav falls on New Year's day,
a legal holiday, the regular month
ly clinic which is sponsored by the
Haywood County Health Depart
ment, will not be conducted until
the second Tuesday, January the
8th, according to an announcement
by Dr. Mary Mlchal, assistant Hay
wood county health officer.-
Community SSad Best
Christmas Business In
History; Taking Stock
Out Oi Service
EDWIN FINCHER, prominent
merchant of Clyde, has served as
secretary of the Clyde Masonic
lodge for 25 consecutive years, He
was recently again named to that
First Lieutenant Man' K. Fran
cis, army nurse of Waynesvllle,
who has to her credit 37 months
of hard duty overseas, is now back
on private nursing duty in Ashe
ville, where she resided prior to
entering the service.
Lt. Francis enlisted in the army
nursing corps ln May, 1942, and
following three months training at
C-lwmy Fj ,nm.fWan.; was sent over
seas to England. She remained
there until October, taking special
work in training for the Africa in
vasion. She landed in Africa on D-Day
just 15 hours after the first wave
of American troops had gone
ashore and was in the first grour
of nurses to land on the beachhead
Here with others in the early
part of the war, she worked in
getting nursing corps better organ
ized to work with combat lines
Her fine work was given much
publicity by the late Ernie Pyle ir
his description of what the nurse;
endured during their months of
service ln Africa.
From Africa. Lt. Francis went
to Sicily, staying there until thr
latter part of November, 1943
when she returned to England. Or
June 10, of last year, four day;
after the American doughboys hi'
the Normandy beaches, Lt. Francli
went ashore on Utah Beach. Shi
was attached to the First Army a;
a member of an evacuation hos
pital and remained with the same
group until this army returned to
the States this year. At that time
she was transferred to the Third
Army and remained with this
group until her return to this coun
try. Lt. Francis wears the American
theater ribbon and the European
theater ribbon with seven bronze
stars and one arrowhead.
Lt. F'raneis ia the daughter of
the late J. Albert F'raneis of
Waynesvllle, and is a graduate of
the Waynesville high school and
the Biltmore Hospital school of
nursing. Her brother, Sgt. W. Her
man F'raneis, who was stationed in
India for over two years has also
recently resumed life as a civilian
and is once again at the local
New Year's Will
Not Be Observed
As Holiday Here
Except By Bank
And Post Office
Most business firms were a bee
hive of activity yesterday as clerks
began the task of taking Inventory,
after one of the best Christmas
business seasons in history.
Practically all Christinas mer
chandise was cleared from the
shelves of the various stores, with
only a few odds and ends left.
Grocery stores were crowded
Thursday morning as housewives
restocked their pantries from the
Most business places are trying
to clear up the year's records and
rearrange stocks before the first of
the year. New Year's here will not
be observed by merchants. The
post office and bank will close next
Tuesday, but for the most part,
business will continue as usual.
Due to the fact that all county
offices, with the exception of the
Sheriff's department were closed
for a three-day Christmas holiday
jerlod, there will be no cessation
of work on New Year's Day, it was
earned last night from George
C Brown, Jr., county manager.
A number of commissions and
iromotions have been announced
his week by Col. J. Harden How
11, commander of the North Caro
ina Second Regiment of the State
They include Major James Davis,
eteran of World War II, who has
iecn commissioned Captain in tne
foite Guard and assigned to cora
nand Headquarters of the Service
ompany. Captain Messer, w ho for
i.crly was in command has re
signed on account of business.
Captain Davis left here in 1940
vlth the National Guard as first
icutcnant of Company H. He was
nade cadre instructor at Fort Jack
on and promoted to captain,
'atcr he was promoted to major
nd made executive officer and
ater was commander of a bat
talion. Frank Byrd, has been commis
sioned as first lieutenant and as
signed to headquarters and service
company of the Second Regiment,
replacing Wlllard Moody, who has
been promoted to captain and as
signed to the communications sec
tion of headquarters and service
company. He replaces Ben Sloan,
who has recently resigned due to
Lt. Byrd joined the State Guard
In 1941 and at the time he entered
the regular army was serving as
captain of the local company. He
has served for two years as serg
eant instructor in the U. S. army.
Sun And Rain
The sun came out in all its
spring glory to melt the snow
which had fallen on Sunday night
and was still afoot on Christmas
Fve, so that December 25th in this
area was not the White Christmas
which had been anticipated.
On Christmas night rain in a
slow drizzle fell, so that by Wednes
day this section was almost clear
The temperature rose consider
ably on Wednesday, but last night
winter seemed to give alarm that
there would be a return of crisp
Other sections in Western North
Carolina were not so fortunate,
and suffered more snow and ice,
with utilities damaged to the ex
tent beyond Asheville that all tele
phone connections were cut off,
and many areas were without
By Fire Saturday
The Gibsontown Negro school,
In Canton, a unit of the Beaverdam
school district, was destroyed by
fire Saturday night The fire was
discovered about 9:30 at night' but
had gained such headway by the
time it was discovered and in view
of the fact that the city water
facilities were not available, no ef
fort was made to fight the blaze.
The fire did not endanger any of
the buildings nearby. The to
teacher school had an enrollment
of 65 students.
Mrs. Evcrctte Brown, who holds
a position at Lees-McRae Colleen.
spent the holidays here with her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. S. Davis,
Miss Halcic Ann Cole, who makes
her home In Waynesville with her
sister, Dr. Mary Michal, has ar
rived to spend the holidays here.
She is a student at St. Mary's
Miss Louclla Hall, student at
Western Carolina Teachers Col
lege, is spending the holidays with
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Alden
Hall. i '
35. 1945 saw a larger increase
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