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Waynesville, North Carolina
The County Seat of Haywood County
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THURSDAY, JUNE 22, 1944
(One Day Nearer Victory)
We feel that we are all interested in the
veterans who are being discharged now.
Some have been in the service for a short
time while others have been in for two or
three years. We liked the attitude of the
men as shown in a recent survey covering
1,000 ex-service men in eighteen colleges and
The veterans do not want to be "segre
gated", according to a recent account in the
New York Times. They do not want special
schools established for them that would set
them apart from the regular student body.
One veteran stated that he liked to mix
with the other fellows, civilians and service
men alike. This may be due to the fact
that sometimes it is difficult for a man who
has seen active duty and whose life for
months has been so far removed from civilian
trends to get back to a normal way of living.
It is said that some of the boys have for
gotten how to study, which is not surprising.
Colleges will have many students among
the veterans, whose education was interrupt
ed, but who still want to carry out their
original plans and ambitions.
It is said that in some colleges certain
courses will be open to veterans free of any
charge, and that the "service men will find
that their alma maters have kept faith with
The Governor's Reply
We had the impression from the press
that Governor Broughton made a very fine
speech at Gettysburg on Memorial Day.
At least it has been so publicized by the
newspapers in general, with the exception
of one Editor Richard Lloyd Jones of The
The Governor paid high tribute in his
speech to General Robert E. Lee, referring
to him as one of "the greatest Americans
of all time." It was not a startling remark,
certainly, as both the North and the South,
as well as foreign countries have accorded
General Lee this place in our history. We
cannot imagine a Memorial Day speech at
Gettysburg being made without some refer
ence to General Lee.
Editor Jones had other ideas. In a letter
to Governor Broughton he wrote: "Such
.silly statements as yours only add to the
injury that the South loves to inflict upon
itself. It is high time you Southern poli
ticians acquired and respected facts, became
intelligent and progressed. For Heaven's
sake quit making a fool of yourself and the
In the two-page letter to the Governor,
Editor Jones further stated that "Lee
showed no American ideals. Take Lee out
of uniform and you have no Lee left."
It sets us wondering about Editor Jones.
In the light of the present emergency when
there is neither North or South, but one
great country, whose sons are fighting side
by side for the ideals buried deep in the
hearts of the people of this nation, we can
not imagine the editor of a newspaper ex
pressing such sentiments, regardless of
whether or not he is an admirer of General
We think the Governor in his reply, which
was short and to the point put Mr. Jones
in his place. After a brief review of the
editor's letter, the Governor wrote: "In
view of the spirit manifested in your letter,
I doubt if you would be accepted by the
South or claimed by the North."
We note with interest that the Haywood
County Hospital has been named as a depot
for the distribution 'of Penicillin by the Office
of Civilian Penicillin Distribution of the War
Production Board. The wonders of this new
drug are daily recorded over the country
as those critically ill are aided back to
The Pennsylvania State College is now
engaged in research designed to increase
the yield, purity, and stability of this life
saving drug. Seven days a week the staff
works out new details for the recovery of
the drug and passes the findings on to the
commercial firms through the War Produc
The project was started at Penn State
College less than six months ago with a
staff of eight men and women and now the
staff consists of 38 chemists, bacteriologists,
chemical engineers and other specialists.
ravFRNMENT PROVING GROUND
Keen interest is said to be felt over the
state in the recent developments in the
search for oil in North Carolina, that will
get underway with the leasing of State own
ed swamp lands and river bottoms in Eastern
North Carolina by the officials of the State
Board of Education and the State Board of
Conservation and Development.
We are glad that the State is keeping
back as "insurance" about one-third of the
State owned lands on the coast line. Provi
sions of the leases include the requirement
that each of the two companies, the Stand
ard Oil of New Jersey and the Coastal Plains
Company of Kinston drill at least one oil well
during the next 18 months.
We have been a State rich in natural re
sources and we trust the prospects for oil
materialize and meet the hopes of the com
panies "taking the chances", as well as bring
greater wealth to our State.
HERE and THERE
HILDA WAY GWYN
Hiram Johnson Now Ready
To Return to Sonato Ware
Form New Army, K
Special to Central Press
WASHINGTON Almost any day now Senator Hi J
7T, may be back at hia desk, ready to return to the mUI 1
and legislation In which he has been a key figure for
quarter of a century.
Enfeebled by pneumonia and his advanced ape c .
went to Florida In January for a rest and some' m CT
The Fighting Fifth
The Fifth War Loan Drive is in its second
week. The great invasion of Europe is now
in its third week. Compare our fight with
that of the men who are fighting for us. We
are asked to lend our money with interest to
the Government. The men are asked to risk
their lives and face death.
Maybe you do not have a son in the war,
but your neighbor does. We know you must
have a close relative or friend in the service,
for this war has touched every section of
America. There are parents in our own
county who have not one, but four and five
sons in the service.
We cannot let these boys down. As we
read from day to day and as we listen over
the radio to the progress along the battle
fronts in the Pacific and along the European
war theatres, we should realize that with
out our help back home, our men cannot be
Maybe you have bought bonds in every
drive. That is in the past, and the need for
the Fifth War Loan is just as vital, and
maybe more so than any gone before. The
goal of the present drive has been set at
$16 billion. The loan drive represents an
investment of about $120 for each man, wo
man and child in the United States. The
figures are big, and we know that in many
cases cannot be reached by the individual
regardless of how patriotic they may feel.
On the other hand it is said that the gov
ernment pays $9 billion monthly, $100 billion
yearly, or nearly $800 for each American in
this war, and the job for the individual is seen
more clearly by these figures. Those who
cannot buy the full amount must buy what
they can, and others whose incomes are in
the higher brackets must dig down and pay
accordingly to their 'blessings.
The Fifth War Loan Drive will cover a
period of four weeks. We expect much to
happen during that time on our battle
fronts. In the meantime we must keep the
ammunition popping here at home.
We always feel that in urging a person
to buy bonds, we are not only asking them
to be patriotic, but also thrifty. There are
many advantages m buying bonds. It is
helping one's self and also the other fellow.
Let us show the boys overseas how grate
ful we are and make sacrifice even for the
necessities, if necessary, to BUY BONDS!
Jonathan Woody called us re
cently and said, "We want you to
come over to the First National
Bank next week for we are going
to have some big news for you,
real human intrest stuff."
We inquired the nature of his
story and then he explained about
the bulletin board to be used in the
bank during the current war bond
drive. It carries the names of
the men and women in the armed
forces from this area of Haywood
county. Stars are being placed be-,
side the name designated by the
buyer when a bond is purchased.
Bulletin boards generally speaking
are dry stuff, but not this one.
Jonathan was right. It is full of
human interest. We made several
trips to the bank to observe the
crowds coming and going, buying
bonds and searching for names.
It was fascinating to watch.
Familes of the men seemed to find
comfort in the name of their son,
husband, sweetheart, or brother.
When they found the name on the
board you should have seen the
look of love and pride registered,
after the search on those long lists
of names for the one that means
everything to them. On that board
are listed nearly 2,000 names of
Haywood men and women.
"That list means more than just
names to me. I know the case
history of everyone of them. I am
wondering this morning how many
of them are taking part in the in
vasion," said Edna McKay, draft
board clerk as she added a list of
sixteen men who had left in the
June quota for active duty in the
army on Saturday morning.
Some day this war's aging veterans will
be asked by their grandchildren what part
they had in it. A considerable number will
reply, "I drove a bulldozer." After the war,
the bulldozer will merit a place alongside
the cannon on courthouse lawns. St. Louis
Miss McKay was right. They
are not merely names. They rep
resent our own flesh and blood,
members of our families who are
far from home, fighting for us.
place a star beside some Haywood
A young girl timidly looking for
a name, and then asking for help
explained, "No, I can't buy a bond
today, but I am going to next week
when I get my pay check. I just
wanted to make certain his name
One elderly woman had scrimped
and save and sacrifice, as only a
mother can, to get together $100,
bought bonds to honor her son with
A young mother with a baby in
her arms, whom the father had not
seen, came in to buy a bond and
place a star. She held the tiny
son up and with chubby fingers she
helped place that star for the father
They tell us for many reasons
this bond quota is not going to be
easy to raise. The people have had
many calls, drives have been thick
and fast, taxes and cost of living
rising to take surplus cash. These
conditions no doubt will tend to
slow the campaign, but when a
drive is waged in the name, not of
an "unknown soldier," but that boy
we know, it is another story. The
Fifth War Loan Drive has come
home to us in human figures.
Watching the Haywood county
folk gathering around that bulle
tin board gives us hope and faith
that they will not fail the names
Johnnie says the day he played
hookey from school he caught so
many fish his mother forgot to
In the crowds that came and
went during the week were all ages.
There was plenty of small-fry mix
ed in with their elders, who were
just as proud as parents over that
big brother. There was one small
fellow trying to find his brother's
name. He looked and he looked,
apparently without success. Then
someone lent a helping hand and
he stood and gazed with awe at
that typed name. It symbolized
something very dear to that little
brother. It made us wish that the
big brother overseas could see that
look of wonder. We know it would
make him tighten his belt and give
those Japs "H ".
The people who purchase enough
war bonds will be able to retire in
old age instead of just give up.
B u. jtuiuoi jr iur a rent ana Some of hk 1
feared he might never resume his acti j
But Johnson who last spoke In th a 1
the Connallv DOst-war rinl.,; , . ttt I
, , '"uuu last Dw.J
kept In dally touch with his office
Now he Is said to be well enoueh t I
But It wlU be a problem to keep the elderlv rit
thA RpnuhlirHn convention next month in nui. "wi
r . . .
WASHINGTON CORRESPONDENTS assigned to the J
r wawiauon In u J
expedite handling of news from those two source., 1
It Is known as the War -and Naw Cnrr
and Includes representatives of the major wire Bervc& T
newspapers, magazines and radio.
One of the major objectives of the organization at nJ
have the war department assign a general officer to th bJ
r1"""1' avvav.M " v v UttV.KgrOUHQ mjJ
Consensus of reporters returning from London Is tht .
have don a much better Job along: this line because thevkTJ
A .. .-J Main, nfflnM .inllakU ...IfV 1U. . 1
juiu wiu w. . J viuvcis rouwiv niui Liiti 5019 QUtv tj
newsmen Informed on military events.
PROSPECTS ARE DIM that Representative Sol Bloom
New York, chairman of the House foreign affairs committ
anywhere with his crusade to have future international trJ
than ratified by a two-thirds vote of the Senate.
Although the state department and some other adminljtJ
flcials have indicated- a, strong leaning toward Bloom'i J
the plain fact is that a great many senators are strongly op-,
surrendering their constitutional prerogative of treaty riffl
CHARLES E. WILSON, WPB vice chairman, is the forms
dent of General Electric company. But this did not prevent bii
turning thumbs down on a proposal to award one of Genen
inc a t)ig pianis a contract lor auu.uuo elictric irons.
When the WPB program to make 2,000,000 irons r, i
In 1944 was broached last year, Wilson was asked to
approve an order permitting the Gereral Electric m
Hotpoint plant at Ontario, Cal., to produce 800,000 Own
of the quota.
The conscientious, bespectacled WPB official firmly dedhw
Ing out that Ontario is only 40 miles from the critical labor i?J
area or Los Angeles where workers are needed for the war,
Ironically, Wilson approved other electric iron contracts, lid
one for a G. E. rival, the Westinghouse company plant, at ManaJ
Voice Of The Peop
Since the invasion has started in
Europe how much longer do you
think the war in that theater will
Walter Crawford "I don't think
it will be over in Europe this year."
James E. Massie "I don't like
to be too optimistic, but I think
maybe it will be over by January,
T. L. Gwyn "I am afraid it will
be at least a year before the Ger
main ait. beaten."
('. .1. Keece "I think it will
r in sin months."
Asbury Howell "It might be a
year before we whip the Germans."
J. T. Cathey "I am sorter ex-
YOU'RE TELLING ME!
By WILLIAM RITT
Central Press Writer
There were mothers scanning the
board for the names of sons. One
mother who has two sons, said she
wanted to buy three bonds. She
wished to place a star for each of
her own boys and she wanted also
to place a star beside some boy on
that list who did not have a living
mother or father to render that
service. Someone helped her find
a name. Johnny Johnson, son of
the late Mr. and Mrs. Joe Johnson,
was selected. She did not know
Johnny, but that made no differ
ence. Johnny was a boy in service,
with no family here to look after
his name. That mother understood,
foT she had been down in the valley
of the shadow of death recently,
but now she has come out into the
sunshine again. Not so long ago
one of her sons was reported miss
ing in action and a few weeks later
the War Department notified her
that he was a German prisoner,
She is grateful. She wants to show
her gratitude. It may not be your
son, but there will be thousands of
other mother's sons who will be
reported missing in action during
the coming weeks. We can all
learn a lesson from this mother
who bought an "extra bond."
A summer resident bought gen
erously of bonds to the tune of
$5,000, asked that his purchase
A BEAUTIFUL LAKE in
South America Is surrounded by
seven volcanoes. We'd like to
meet the press agent who could
put that spot over as a vacation
! ! !
Every child can help lick the
Axis by licking a lot of war sav
I ' i
No, Imogen, th scientific
nam for a draft hort is not
"svlectiv srv!c std."
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Before the war the United
States consumed $100,000,000
worth of Scotch whiskey annual
ly. Those are the kind of figures
Scotsmen as well as the Ameri
cana got a kick out of.
! ! !
Weeding the lawn, according
to a physical culture teacher, is
one of the healthiest of exer
cises. Zadok Dumkopf says he
prefers to continue enjoying his
ease and feeble muscles.
! f !
Today's Simile: As useless as a
race track in a on-hors town.
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Factographs tell us that 73
per cent of living creatures In
the world dwell in th sea.
Looks as though fishing, as a
sport, is here to stay.
THE OLD HOME TOWN
WAf5 j, i W VOTE PO. VEARS S7SAME OLD
BI?EAK ONE UPN A r PROMISES,
( BARREL. O" VATEfc ) SAME OU
tJJ y AND YOU MAVETH' J HAT--BUT
IWQs, L PERFECT POTATO I HES ADPEO
ON THE HOME SWEET HOME FT50NT
SfVIN THET LOCAI- STATESMAN A CCW4 OVER.
pecting it to be over this H
if we depend altogether
of arms it will not be over,
need something else to k
down the morale f the
Jimmy Neal "l iv, m
Jeff Reeves "I think
with Germany will be v
J. D. Frady "I think i:
over by fall, for I don t be,
Germans can take it mact
C. R. White "I (Wt
will be long now.''
R. II. Blackell-i :te
be over by Jan., 1945.
Among persons who M
nlH wr,rM filernhle are th:
say: "Good morning!"
morning couldn't be worst
NOTICE OF SAtt
Pursuant to the powers co
upon the undersigned Cob
ers in an Order of the 3
Court of Haywood County,
Special Proceedings enti-
Howell et us. vs. Jennie
er, et al. we will, on
June 26, 1944. at eleven
A 1W at the court house
(ho Town nf Waynesvilie.
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