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WE CAN LOSE
On January 31 the great automo
bile factories turned out their last
tars. Tile next day marked the be
ginning of a new era. The arts of
peace yielded to th< arts of destruc
Tlit American production machine
in unequalled It.s eventual arms ca
pacity will lie greater than that of
.,11 the other powers combined Bui
our enemies have a long head-start
on us And we can lose!
The series of disasters whicn have
taken place Use Pacific arc grin;
testimonials to more than 20 years
of blindness .inefficiency and wishful
thinking Even as the Japs readied
themselves for Pearl Harbor, toe
many of us were listening to Llnd- .
berg. Wheeler and their ilk. as they
assured us that President Roosevelt j
was a War monger", and that no- ;
body was going to attack us The re- '
suit ? we can lose'
So far as the fighting quality of
i he troops of the United Nations is j
concerned .we have no cause for wor- .
ry. In every instance where thes.M
: roops have met the enemy with any - I
thing like an even break, they have '
The tiny Dutch navy and air fore.- \
has inflicted blow tfter blow upon i
J ft Dan that is infinitely stronger ill 1
c. t ry military branch. Troops in Ma- |
laya took a heavy toll of an enemy
:>..!t outnumbered them four :o one.!
and had virtually complete mastery
cl both sky and ai:
A handful of American and Fili
l ino soldiers under i.he srioat General
MacAi-'. .. held off a Japanese!
army estimated at more than 200,000 1
men ? and have dene it with almost!
no hope of relief or aid.
Tlu tragedy is that MacArthur had
?so little to work with. We refused
to read the writing on the wall. We
practiced business as usual ? politics
as usual ? and strikes as usual. De
feats were inevitable, and there prob
ably will be more. And we can lose!
There will be no unemployment
soon, save for a scattering of unem
ployables. Many women will be per
forming jobs that used to be done
entirely by men. They will be driv
ing trucks and taxis and ambulances,
and planes, and some o fthem will be
operating big machines.- Six months
from now it will not be a question of
finding a job, but of finding a work
Peace-time business may tnave to
go by the boards. We must win this
war, or perish as a nation. And the
.sooner we realize that we can lose,
the sooner we will start on the road
?o eventual victory.
Yet. with most of us willing, and
glad to sacrifice, we still have unions
striking for more pay. Not many
QUICK RELIEF FROM
mmro EXCESS ACID
Otnrlwa million tjottlM of (be WILLABD
TBI 4TMXNT h*T? been sold for relief of
Hf jwpyj? of dlrtrr** ariAlnjc from Stomach
MdDM^Mui Ulc?n due to Cnttt Acid ?
9* mm lljuMwi, Saw r or Upeet ttwnadi.
flwilmu, Heartburn. HiipliwruM, etc.,
dne to C ?ww Acid. Sold on 1 6 day*' trial !
Aak for MWlllard*? Mastagw" which fully
"XVtelB* thla Uo?tin?ntffrM ? at
THE MAUNFY DRUG OO.
R. S. PVrtKER, Dmjfgisi
-r? ^ LTOurn
M ? M M TABLET?
Tuv "Pob-Mv Thv"- \ v rv ? " ?*HT
day? u? ? bli group In t vital de
fense plant struck for a raise to meet
; ? of all things ? their dues)
Union dues are really taxes, which
ico to the union bosses who make no
accountings to anybody. Some of the
, money goes into union war chesta.
? winch .support more strikes which
, b: lug in still more dues And so on.
in & vicug circle. Strangely, too.
the.se privately levied taxes are them
selves immune from tax by tile Gov
I The U. S. Constitution says tliat
the power to levy taxes slull be vest
ed only in the proper legislative bod
ies. But what does the U. S. Consti
tution- or even a war mean to
lubor union, as compared to a dollar?
Defense workers ore supposed to be
"Industrial soldiers." but compared I
to a real soldier they have it mighty .
j.soft. They work a stipulated number
I?: iiouis. unu Uicii set over
They face no danger, endure no un
j The real soldier may sleep in the
! mud: he must give all his time: often
he must give his life.
An expert mechanic in the Navy
may possibly get as high as $125 a
month. He is on call 24 hours a day.
witli no over time, and if he walked
off the job lie would be sent to prison.
A mechanic in a civilian defense
plant may make $125. or more a week.
And he not only can. but does, strike
foi still more.
Tlie economic balancv is ail wrong.
If there must be a difference in pay,
the larger wage should go to the
Actually, there should not be any
difference: both are working for the
?same end. and the life and liberty of
< ach is dependent on the other.
Tiie m ;n who makes a gun is not
entitled to a penny more than the
man who carries It to protect that
maker and his family. And the In
dustrial worker who strikes should be
m lit to prison just as surely as the
yoidier or sailor who refuses to obey
Unless these strikes as stopped, we
not only CAN lose .but probably
THE BIG JOB
l e* iiiuU nave any precise Knowl- ,
edge o fthe extent of American arms |
production. Facts uii<i figures ?rc !
noL released .lest they be of service
> the enemy
But it is known that the m.i:n em
phasis is on irplanes: and ships are
now belli? planned of almost incred
. able range, fire-power and load ca
Today the largest airplane engine '
ill actual production has an output
of 2200 horsepower. However. Major
de Seversky. aviation genius, predicts |
engines, soon, of 8,000 horsepower. '
H( adds :
"The super-bombers of tomorrok j
will carry from 50 to 100 tons of ex
plosives. A thousand such craft will
accomplish as much destruction in a
single action as Germany has been
stle to score in six months of con
tinuous bombings. At least 20 Cov
cntries could be destroyed."
Tlie terrible disasters we and our
allies have usffered in the Pacific can
be laid to just one thing ? lack of
supplies and equipment .including a
frightful inferiority in airpower.
Mere handfulls of Allied plane3 have
gone into action against veritable
swarms of enemy craft. The allied
pilots have given a magnificent ac
count o fthemselves .but in the long
run. the very weight of numbers
So. today, we are working to gain
n vital weight in numbers ? planes,
and also 1n ship? and gnns Everyone
who has actually seen action in this
war reports that the Jap planes are
slower, more frail .more poorly arm
ed than ours. The British report
that, plane for plane, they have no
doubt of the R. A. F.'s ability to out
do the Nazi, Luftwaffe.
The task, therefore .is to produce
enough equipment, and transport it
to the fighting fronts .to overcome
the great numerical superiority now
possessed by the great numerical su
periority now possessed b ythe enemy.
This will not be done in a h"*ry
But it will be done.
One country has certainly lost the
war, even as Its fat, dog-faced lead
er prates of victory. That countiy is
Italy. Latest reports Indicate that
she amounts to little more than i
As this is written, Itali ns are pc*
Vcd but three and one half ounces
I TO THE
' Sparkling femi
nine cotors lift
the spirit and
! play an Import
ant part in wom
an'* job of mo
Put away your
uillor mi and
clothe* at sun
down and dress
up for the relax
ing hours ahead
in pretty, color
ful gowns such
as this New York
creation with its
eggshell top and
green skirt. Ma
genta belt and
of meat a week; one fifth of a pint,
of milk a day. and two and one half
ounces of butter a month.
Even oil. basis of Italian cooking,
is limited to half a pint per person,
As to sugar ? there isn't any ? ex- j
iept maybe in the kitchens of Mus
Miliiu and a few of his prime favor- |
The Duce s German "friends" are |
liti rally bleeding the country white I
01 foodstuffs and other supplier. !
While Italians starve, huge cargoes !
. shipped to "the Fatherland."
Small wonder the Italian soldiers j
don't seem to put much hear! :n their '
Hitler holds the dice- -and they're !
On The Home Front j
Field men of the Bureau of Indus
trial Conservation, working in coop
eration with the WPA, have begun a
survey of automobile graveyards in
Virginia and the Carolines in an ef
fort to expedite the flow of scrap
materials into war production. In
cases where operators fail to coop
erate, however, they will be given a
reasonable time to strip old automo
biles of usable appliances and the
government will resort to requisition
Tile Japanese thrust into Malaya
and the Dutch East Indies may cut
off a great part of our rubber im
ports, but plants are being establish
ed for the manufacture of synthetic
rubber, and the United States is
working with Brazil for the develop
ment of the Amazon Valley as a vast .
rubber producing area. It is estlmat- !
ed that from 60.000 tc 70,000 tons a I
year can be gotten from the wild :
During December and January,
55,505 persons gave blood donations
for the Army-Navy plasma supply ?
a 100 per cent increase over the pe
riod preceding the Pearl Harbor at
tack. Hundreds o f thousands of do
nations are still needed, however, the
Red Cross reports.
Consumers who have built up I
hoards of sugar will have stamps
torn from their ration books, thus
depriving them of their right to buy
j more sugar until their hoards are
! u.--ed. When consumers apply for
, War Ration Book No. 1, they *111 be
[ required to make a certified state
' ment as to the amount of sugar per
' person in their family. All sugar in
excess o ftwo pounds per person will
be considered hoarded.
New construction will reach a total
?>; $10,750,000,000 In 1942. toppln?
the dollar volume of construction in
any year since 1928. according to La
bor Secretary Perkins. "More than
mx billion dollars .or 60 per cent of
the 1942 construction." she said, "will
be Federally-financed work under
the expanded war program. Private
construction an dnon-defense public
works will decline sharply in 1942.
Stocks of new meclianical refrig
erators have been ordered frozen by
the War Production Board, and re
f riapi-atnr production will shut uSnu
completely after April 30. Retailers
may sell 1-12 the number of new re
f liberators they sold in 1941 or 100
new refifjerators. whichever Is the
later, after which no further sales
: ay be made.
An Indiana firm was indicted re
ccntly on a charge of filing a talae
Inventory of tires and tubes in stock
The company Is alleged to have at
tempted to evade rationing regula
tions by destroying inventory record*
and storing tires In homes, making
secret deliveries and making false
invoices describing sales of new tire*
as sales of used tires.
The radio Industry will be com
pletely converted to war production
within about three months, accord
ing to present plans. The typewriter
industry is to concentrate on war
production also, limiting the manu
j facture of typewriters and convert
inn a major part of its facilities to
| the production of ordnance.
Civilians are being urged to use
| dark shades of dyes sparingly. Most
J of the raw materials from which dyes
me xiziz r.redci Sr. U.ge quan
| titles fo rmilltary programs, the WFB
points out. Certain dyes will not be
available for civilian use at all. and
the quantities of those avaiable will
be reduced to about 50 per cent of
last year's supply.
Horse and Mule Clinic
Attracts 65 Owners ;
32 Animals Treated
Sixty five owners of horses arid
mules, from all sections of the coun
I iy. attended the series of clinics heM
last Thursday under the sponsorships
| oi County Agent wuay Ketner. Or.
: M. M. Leonard, veterinarian from
Ashevllle who was scheduled to hold
i '.he clinics, was unable to come: and
Or. J. C. Cornwtll also of Ashevllle
rrune In his stead.
Forty -three men brought horses
?and mules to the clinics, there being
about the mm; number of each.
Tmrty-two of l:i anlmpls were
treated either for worms, or for
QUESTION : When should soy
j beans be planted, and what types of
soils do they grow best In? j
ANSWER: Soybeans may be
planted from May 1 to June 15. says
E C. Blair. Extension aeronomlst of
; State College, but May is the be6t
month in which to plant them. Soy
beans planted late, after small grains,
(io not make full yields. Medium to
heavy soils are best Light soils in a
[ goo dstate of fertility are also suita
ble. Do not plant soybeans in poor
THIS IS OUR WAR
Peonle of Cherokee Countv
"We are in this war. We are all in it ? all the
way. Every man, woman and child is a partner
in the most tremendous undertakng of our
* ? * *
Maybe you can't carry a gun, pilot a plane or
drive a tank. But there is a way you can help:
BUY U.S. DEFENSE BONDS
Buy all you can as often as you can. Your mon
ey is needed by your country. This bank is co
operating in the sale of these bonds without
compensation or profit.
THE CITIZENS BANK & TRUST CO.
Murphy, N. C. Andrews, N. C.
Member Federal Deposit Insurance