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THE WAYNES VTLLE MOUNTAINEER
THE WAYNE SVILLE PRINTING CO.
.Main Street Phone 137
Waynesville, North Carolina
The County Seat of Haywood County
'W. CURTIS RUSS Editor
MIRS. HILDA WAY GWYN Associate Editor
TW. Curtis Russ and Marion T. Bridges, Publiahere
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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 1944
(One Day Nearer Victory)
Haywood County should have pride in the
splendid report of the Haywood Electric
Membership Corporation given by the man
ager at the annual meeting held in the court
house recently. It would be impossible to
measure in dollars and cents what rural
electrification has meant to the people of
Haywood County during the short time it
has been available.
The service has meant not only more cash
to the farmers, in labor saving equipment,
but also in the comforts of home. We note
despite the war conditions, the large increase
in farms energized during the past year.
The Corporation is also to be congratulat
ed on its good management, in the payment
of $19,151, which is said to be 52 per cent
more than the 25-year amoritization schedule
Today with 1,075 consumers the Corpora
tion is literally "shedding light" and power
over our rural areas.
The following taken from the column en
titled "Your Pinellas" by Peter H. Pinellas,
which appeared in the St, Petersburg Times
of August 19 will be of interest here:
"CAROLINA BENCHES ... the old green
bench habit, which along with sunshine has
made St. Petersburg famous, is spreading
fast . . . We recently recorded that Miami
wants more benches and now we learned
through a copy of The Mountaineer, Way
nesville, N. C, that that town recently set
out a lot of benches for the public and is
right proud of them.
"Says an editorial, 'We want to congratu
late the Chamber of Commerce. We have
heard much favorable comment both from
the local residents and summer visitors. We
trust another year will bring additional
benches.' . . . The editor records that fears
expressed lest the benches be monopolized
by the localities to the exclusion of visitors
have proved groundless. . . . The 'natives'
are too busy."
As the news comes to us of progress each
day in France we have thought of what the
French people must be enduring. They were
taken over by the Germans, and their rights
of citizenship in a free country were gone
over night. It has been sometime since
they could express their true feelings. They
have been held down by the conquering'
power of the Germans. Yet there were
underground agencies working and the people
all more or less suspicious of each other.
Now their country is being over run with
great armies. Even though some of them
may be friendly, the war is on and it is be
ing fought on the French soil. The people
of the South know what this means.
Their cities have been devastated and
their homes destroyed. They are in the
midst of a terrible change. Bring the idea
home to us here in our peaceful setting and
we can have some conception of their frus
tration and suffering.
Suppose Haywood County was being over
run by armies, our fertile fields tramped
down by war machinery and soldiers, paying
no attention to personal ownership, and we,
can gain some conception of the price the
French are paying for a chance to call their
souls their own again.
It will not be long until our mellow Indian
summer settles its blue haze over our hills.
It will also be forest fire time, the season
when most of the fires that we have in the
woods lay their destructive hand on our
Timber is fast becoming a more valuable
item. The market is high today and gives
promise of holding its high price for years
to come. We hear much about the great
building era which will be a part of the post
war plans all over the country.
With the dry weather of the autumn a
careless match in the woods can start a
blaze that will end in thousands of dollars
of loss. The State Forest Service makes
every effort to control the situation and is
asking that all those who are in the woods
at this season to use special care in handling
and putting out camp fires.
We recall not so long ago the havoc in this
county caused from a match thrown in dry
leaves. Let us guard our trees against the
ravages of the flames and preserve them
for the present and the future use.
A Big Job
David Anointed King
We notice that up in Washington they are
having some disputes about the problems
that America faces in realigning her indus
trial plants to conform to the changing na
ture of the war, and the "more drastic shift
There are said to be around 20,000,000
workers in war industries today, whose jobs
will disappear when the war is over. In
addition to this situation, there will be 10,
000,000 men in the armed forces who will
be coming home in time to take up their
old jobs, or in some cases, to get new ones.
There are said to be about 1,000,000 war
contracts to be completed or canceled. The
government has built $15,000,000,000 worth
of industrial facilities and may find itself
with $60,000,000,000 worth of surplus ma
terials and products more or less competi
tive in the civilian market.
How fast to start things moving along this
line, in keeping with the progress on the
war fronts, is a pressing problem and we
don't envy the heads, who have to work out
HERE and THERE
HILDA WAY GWYN
The Art of Pipe Smoking
The following editorial from a recent copy
of The Spartanburg Herald should give com
fort to those who are so upset these days
over the smoking situation:
"With cigarets getting scarcer and scarcer
many users of tobacco in this form are go
ing to be compelled to turn to pipes or to
rolling their own.
"The pipe smoker is indeed fortunate. He
sits at home puffing away contentedly, with;
his pouch or humidor comfortably full, while
his cigaret-smoking In-other is wearing outj
rationed shoe leather tramping from empty
cigaret counter to empty cigaret counter.
"Of course the cigaret-smoker can roll his
own. But this is an art which takes time
to learn and often at the cost of burned
shirt fronts and frayed tempers.
"He also can turn to a pipe. But here also
is an art that must be learned. A pipe must
be broken in right and smoked in the proper
manner of smoking, if smoking is to be a
Many cigaret smokers, if they don't learn
the art will find when they turn to the pipe
that it bites the tongue, won't stay lighted or
tastes terrible. !
"An Atlanta Journal editorial writer who !
appears to be an artist, gives these direc-j
tions for making pipe smoking a pleasure:;
A pipe will not burn the tongue, if it is
smoked properly, which is to say, slowly
savoring every puff, even as a lover of fine
brandy or wine sips rather than gulps, and
if it has been broken in properly and is
smoked in the manner outlined. One way
to break in a new pipe is to fill the bowl
about half full of loosely packed tobacco,
apply a match and smoke slowly until the
warm bowl contains only ashes and the
beginning of a cake.
" "Then lay the pipe aside and let it cool
before putting in more tobacco, this time
just above the cake-mark and smoking it. A
few such treatments and the pipe is ready
for steady use; although it is said that the
same pipe should not be smoked constantly,
we know of many who do just that and enjoy
their pipe. Every now and then the bowl
should be cleaned out carefully, but without
total elimination of the cake; pipe cleaners
should be used on the stem and if there is
a soggy heel, it should be allowed to dry out
normally or pipe-sweetner fluid used.' "
There was great excitement on
Saturday of last week at the par
sonage of the First Methodist
Church, when the young son of the
family was missing. David is two
years and two months old and his
mother is one of those kind, who
is always on the job of "mother
ing." She suddenly missed David.
Rev. J. C. Madison was not at
home when the discovery was made,
but Mrs. Madison got in touch with
him at once. The homes of the
neighbors were searched franti
cally. But no one knew anything
about Master David. No one had
seen him. This went on for about
an hour, but we understand it was
an eternity to his mother. Then
a call came. David was down at
Ray's Super Market calmly shop
ping, just as he had seen his moth
er do. He had a wagon and he
was busily engaged in laying in
supplies for the week-end. He
had bread. He had vegetables. He
had cans of fruit juices, which he
was much pleased over. When he
took them down from the shelves
he was heard to say with much
feeling, "juices". Mr. and Mrs.
Madison need not worry about how
their young son can get around, if
his confidence and ability to shop
at his early age is any indication
of his competence down the future
We have known since the war
started that Uncle Sam was
scrambling up his children in a
most amazing; manner. Romance
has brought the East and the West
and the North and the South to
gether in a way never known be
fore in this country. It is even
being done on a world-wide basis
as noticed in the many marriages
which are being made by our men
who are overseas. It has also
brought those in service into close
contact as they work side by side
in winning: peace. In talking
to Lt. Sam McElroy last week we
spoke of this phase of the war and
he told us of his own outfit. Lt.
McElroy is the pilot of a Flying
Fortress. His co-pilot is from
Michigan. His bombardier is from
Kentucky. His navigator is from
California. His engineer is from
Pennsylvania. His radio operator
is from Missouri. His top turret
gunner is from Indiana. His low
er ball gunner is from Ohio. His
tail gunner is from California and
his nose gunner is from Michigan.
Then count in the pilot. He's a
born and bred Tar Heel. Speaking
of a nation-wide outfit there you
dren's Bureau has launched an in
tensive National Go - To - School
drive. It is reported by the auth
orities that there has been a de
cline of more than 1,000,000 stu
dents in the last three years in
high school attendance and that
there has been a steadily increas
ing number of boys and girls who
have taken full and part time war
jobs. We realize also that many
boys upon reaching 17 years of
age, who have not completed high
school, have volunteered in the
navy and gone into the active ser
vice. We appreciate the patriot
ism that inspired the boys. We
also understand the spirit of patrit
ism and desire for money in these
days of the rising tide of living ex
pense, that prompted the students
to leave school. But the signs now
of approaching victory give another
slant to the picture. There are
numbers of men being discharged
from the service, with prospects of
greater increase in the near future,
when Germany falls. They will be
ready to take over many of these
student jobs. Employment condi
tions will undergo vast changes
during the next few years. Com
petition for jobs will be keen and
those best prepared will land the
best jobs. These teen agers who
have known a golden era of em
ployment, when qualifications have
not always been considered, do not
know how hard it can be to land a
job. Big money will not last al
ways, so those who left high school
without a diploma had better read
the handwriting- on the wall and
go back to school this fall, forgoing
that nice fat cheek, which might
have been theirs a short while
longer. This high power pressure j
for war production which has de- 1
nianded labor at any price is not
a permanent feature of our indus
trial set up.
9 NEWMAN CAMPBELL
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10 1 I Samuel 16:1-6. 11-18.
OoMn Taxt bclnr I Samuel
l-7. "Man looketh on the outward
appearance, but the Lord looketh
6n the heart")
I SAMUEL MOURNED and
mourned for Saul He had proved
such a bitter disappointment to
Samuel So fine looking, so tal
ented and so much a leader and
man of God, Samuel had thought
him. But now he had showed him
self weak in many ways; he was
selfish, headstrong, not willing to
be guided by the Lord, and Sam
uel grieved that so much promise
had ended In failure.
Butlhere was work to be done.
Another man must be chosen to
take the place of Saul when he
was finally deposed or died, so
the Lord called Samuel and told
him to cease mourning over Saul
for He, the Lord, had chosen an
other man to be head of the Is
raelites. "FU1 thine horn," the Lord said,
,"nd go, and I will send thee to
Jesse the Bethlehemlte; for I have
provided Me a .king among his
"How can I go?" Samuel asked.
"If Saul hear of U, he will kill
tne." But the Lord told him to
take a heifer and say he had come
to sacrifice to the Lord. Samuel
obeyed and when Jesse and his
friends saw him coming they were
frightened, for they wen afraid
something was wrong.
Samuel Quiets Fears
Samuel quieted their fears by
saying, 1 am come to sacrifice
unto Jehovah; sanctify yourselves
and come with me to the sacri
fice." So he prepared Jesse and
hi sons and called them to the
sacrifice. One by one Samuel had
the sons of Jesse pass by him,
while he awaited the word of the
Lord saying which one was the
man chosen. When all the sons
present had passed before Samuel
withoutf he sign for which he was
waiting coming to him, he asked
Jesse. "Are here all thy children?"
No, there was another, the young
est, Jesse answered; he was tend
ing the sheep. David was sent for,
and when he came, Samuel saw he
was "ruddy, TTI
countenance .,, "I
look to. Andthfi
nomt him: for ti
"Then David took i. I
oil. and anoints .th.-J
of his hr.th;.;:""0.""
the Lord cam ,Up0anth'M
that day forward TolJ
up. and went to
was anointed thJT- H
The BDlrfr nt k. .
with an evil spirit, j
uspiclon plagued hCS?
these moods came u
probably made alt
uncomfortable tZ T.
mood his aervanu, UgJM
they find iomM.. I
harn that Jl W
comfort th k,7''U6m
"And Saul said unto hi, J
ants PrmHrf. , 110 to m
- , - .-..c me now wtoi
that can play well.
One of the servant- uu ,
hold T ....
In playing, and a mighty uJ
man. and a ... '
. ' , " war IV
dent in matters, and t a.
person and the Lord Is wm"
So Saul sent mes
Jesse and said, "Send rmD
thy son. which Is with thAi
So Jesse took gifts of bnu
wine and a kid, and seat Z
David to the king, and
aw this fine young mu hi
him greatly, and David bet
armor bearer. When mi
came upon the king them
David took his harp and ft
and the troubled soul thatiD
Saul was quieted.
Bethlehem was an obtain
in Judah. Jesse was evldestlT
of the prominent men of the ti
He was the grandson of Bath
Boas. It was thi plica
Rachel died, which U tht
time It is mentioned la then
tures. It later was the dti
Ruth and Boaz, and loot i
David's time Mlcah the gn
foretold that the Messiah wwl
born there. The word "Bt
hem" means "the houMorbn
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the name of David's rnothnK
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Voice Of The Peopl
W ould you approve of Haywood
county schools operating on a six
day week schedule to make up the
time lost in the postponed opening?
approve of it. I think the!
other ways to make it up.
Mrs. L. .. Cannon "If it was
put on a regular schedule until the
time was made up and the students
understood, it might work out all
Mrs. Edith P. Alhu--
it has to be made up S'VM
Next Spring it would serin
feet farm labor to have the
continue too late, for the
have made a fine r'"trik:
labor during the erne:;
Mrs. S. T. Guy'-tio."
Theodore MeCracken "It might
be all i iu'ht for the higher grades,
but I doubt if it would do for the
It is surprising how often in life
one good deed will start a perfect
series all in the name of the same
cause. Mrs. T. L. McDonald, who
came here to live from Tryon a
couple of years presented the Rec
tor's Guild of Grace Episcopal
Church with a robe of civit cat
fur from the Ural Mountains of
Russia mounted on felt. It con
tained 14 skins and originally sold
for $150 and was in perfect con
dition. Mrs. McDonald knowing
the Guild was in need of money
generously donated this unusual
piece. Mr. Mann and his associates
at the Waynesville Art Gallery
graciously offered to sell the robe.
So one night last week they took
time out from their regular sales
for the benefit of the Guild and
sold the gift to the tune of $89.
Mrs. McDonald should be happy
that her gift brought so much and
that it was so greatly appreciated,
the men who made the sale have
the same opportunity of enjoying
the glow of a good deed and the
Guild we know is grateful to them
all and the little girl who got
the robe is also happy, we hear,
over her new possession.
We were interested to see where
the United States office of educa
tion in cooperation with the Chil-
Menibers of the local organiza
tions who have worked for the in
terest of plasma banks should feel
that they have taken part in a
great work. Last week the Amer
ican Red Cross was given credit
for having sent by airplane to the
battle fronts in Europe 500 pints
of whole blood the first of a series
of still larger daily shipments.
This does not mean that the 100,
000 pints of plasma will not be
required weekly, but it does mean
that volunteer soldiers and sailors
will no longer be the sole doners
of whole blood when only that will
do. Plasma has performed miracles.
Ninety-seven per cent of the men
who received it on the battlefields
are kept alive until they reach
some hospital behind the lines. It
saves wounded and burned men
from shock. We owe much to the
Russians nlnnc thia Una fr,-
A'. I'rerost "I think it would
be tine way to make it up that way,
but doubt if the children would
study much on Saturday. Any
way I am willing to leave it up to
the school authorities. Now if it
happened to be a question of mak
ing time up in a factory I could
Mrs. H times Hart "No, I don't
think the children could stand it.
They are rushing children through
school too quickly anyway."
Francis Massie "No, I don't
developed both the blood banks and
the better preservatives. Prof, S.
S. Yudin, of the Moscow Medical
School, is the leader of the work.
He made a name for himself in
1930 by saving the life of an en
gineer who tried to commit suicide.
He used the blood of a corpse eight
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and a lot of th- -hiMr-on
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Mabel Williams, of aO
Robert F. Anton, of Port
Va., to Corinne A. "a?
Waynesville. Houston C. Black veil
Robinson, both of fantm,
Pn.d C. Anderson. '
Colo., to Sara C Wiid. of J
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Treadway, both of CanPn.
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foot, of Canton.
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will be pleaded in
recovery. All Vel" ' v
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make immediate pa"
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