The Waynesville mountaineer. (Waynesville, Haywood Co., N.C.) 1925-1972, November 23, 1944, Page Page 2, Image 2
Page 2 THE WAYNESVILLE MOUNTAINEER (One Day Nearer Victory) THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2-mJER fiWASHIMGTO The Mountaineer Published By THE WAYNESVILLE PRINTING CO. Main Street Phone 187 Waynesville, North Carolina The County Seat of Haywood County W. CURTIS RUSS Editor MRS. HILDA WAY GWYN Associate Editor W. Curtis Ross and Marion T. Bridges, Publishers PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY SUBSCRIPTION RATES One Year, In Haywood County fl.76 Six Months, In Haywood County 90c .One Year, Outside Haywood County 2.50 Six Months, Outside Haywood County 1.60 All Subscriptions Payable In Advance BfaUfwl kt the port offictf 4 Wynevlll, N. C . M Sacoad OUm Mail Hitter, u proTidtd under th Act of March . 17, ftotacber 10, IV I i Obituary noticea. reaolutiom of reapcrt. card of thank, aaa Ui noticea of entertainment fur profit, will be charged tor al the raie of one cent per word. i ' NATIONAL DITOr.lALL Oonji Carolina V4y THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 1944 (One Day Nearer Victory) Getting Scarcer We have noticed an increasing number of baskets and improvised containers to carry home groceries during the past few weeks, due to a large part to the scarcity of paper bags. We might as well get ready to take our own paper with us, as far as news from Washington goes as to the paper situation. We are told that paper was ahead of the game prior to the war, but that now it is "underbuilt", from the viewpoint of use by the consumer. Paper is made from pulp and pulp from wood, and since there is a greater shortage of wood there is of neces sity a greater shortage of pulp. This is due in large part to the lack of manpower and the large amount of wood that the armed forces are needing. So it is up to the folks who are shopping to take their packages unwrapped. On the other hand the men on our Haywood county farms who can cut more pulp wood should also lend a hand. We realize that many of these men who formerly handled the wood are now scattered in t Service and at other jobs. Those who are left will have to double up, so that the paper shortage will not be too acute before peace comes. While on the subject we wonder if the propaganda that comes through our mails each day is as necessary as its senders may think. Certainly some of it does not aid the war effort in any direct manner. Let's Change Our Viewpoint Since the Allies scaled the cliffs in France most of us have been living in an expectant state of mind, hoping that overnight we might hear the glad tidings of the surrender of Germany. Now the time has come for us to stop such day dreaming. Every man who returns to thus commun ity from combat duty overseas is amazed at the cheerful attitude we here at home have of conditions on the battling front and our optimistic ideas on the length of the dura tion. Now these men comin from the Euro pean war theatre and the Pacific area may not have any official dope on the subject, but they know a good deal more about condi tions than we do here at home. We have decided that we had better listen to these men and change our viewpoint about how soon it will be before Germany give up. We seem to forget how long Germany has been planning this war and how more than ready they were, with reserves of which Vve apparently knew nothing about stored up against this very day. . It isn't fair to our men in the combat areas to keep thinking that it will be over tomorrow. Let us settle down with more determination than ever to keep pace in sacrifice with our men. Let us learn to do without things with better grace, and not be dreaming that we will wjake up some morn ing soon Jand it will all be over. When the last shot is fired does not; mean that we will suddenly: be sunk in the: luxury of a coun try once again at peace. .Our army and navy will be on the job long after hostilities have ceased and it will mean, that' many of our men who. have been expected ;home will be in uniform sometime after. ; Let lis! be practical over the situation and face the fact that we don't know just what is going on in Germany in war any more than we evidently knew when the people were supposed: to be at peace. Thanksgiving 1944 It has been said that often it takes trouble and hardships to bring home the realization of blessings. Perhaps it is true with us in America today. We have lived so long in a land of plenty and freedom that we lost somewhere along the years our proper value of things. The past three years however should have taught us what we had to be grateful for, even though we often forgot our blessings in the past in the very multi plicity of them. Today we know as never before that there is a price tag and a high one at that on our American heritage. This Thanksgiving Day cannot be like those of other years. Perhaps it will find us with more under standing of the gratitude with which the pioneers observed the day back in the be ginnings of our country. They learned the meaning of Thanksgiv ing Day the hard way, just as we are be ing forced after years of countless blessings. There will be few homes throughout this nation where the family circle will be com plete. Yet there will also be greater grati tude among'those families who have not suf fered casualties than there was last year. Through the suffering of others we have learned a deeper meaning of our own bless ings. The closing verse of a poem by Grace Nell Crowell expresses better than we our senti ments at this season: "Only Thy might has stayed us, God, Only Thy mercy kept us sane. Unfailingly Thy love has sent The dawn, the sun, the stars the rain ; For every good unmerited award We kneel today to thank Thee, Lord." "RECOMMENDED FOR THE ASIATIC PLAGUE-" ' 'Jlp! jpj SNXADTBE 3E1?MAW MEASLES 1 Be,n c" - Fear Nazi May Demolish Dutch Industrial Set - up Special to Central WASHINGTON Considerable concern la hpi . ton circles for Holland as a result of the thorn , I 1 ta vl did in demolishing Italian industry UJeh Job Q ine reason is mat uie uermans have ha.i more programs of demolition in large parts of I' ,ninl t0 France. France escaped the thoroue-hn. . . , thai th, k. program because the Nazi hordes were run.- tnC,rnan "fl But in Holland. Allied t " ' . down, and this recalled what harm? beta the. Germans had time to cam - , ?. H. mqlitlon program. oro The Job they did there, govern, 'as a model of diabolical How Nazis Wrecked Holy was a model of dihrn,.0i 11 0(Scu wrecked practically every Dower Dlant in th ..;? nu't)f The k. k. i- .... 1 . -uu"-ry, and HERE and THERE By HILDA WAY GWYN Tax Revision Movement Goes Forward The Charlotte Observer, leading the move ment in North Carolina for revision of the taxing system, reiorts steady progress. The latest report on the movement made by the Charlotte newspaper shows that it has been heartily endorsed by the North Carolina Cotton Manufacturers' Association, State Association of Real Estate Boards, the North Carolina Association of Commercial Secre taries, the Western North Carolina Weekly Press Association and the Sandhills Kiwanis Club. Other organizations and individuals had previously taken action or spoken in favor of the proposal. Governor-elect R. Gregg Cherry is report ed as approving the movement to give study to the taxing system and the problems 'of taxation, with a view to making such changes and revisions and improvements as it is be lieved will encourage the industrial and busi ness growth of the State. The Western North Carolina Weekly Press Association, of which the weekly and semi weekly newspapers of about 25 mountain counties are members, adopted the following resolution at its meeting in Asheville Octo ber 28: "Whereas, it is the conviction of the mem bers of the Western North Carolina Weekly Press Association that postwar conditions will brign to our state unprecedented opor tunities for industrial and business expan sion, and "Whereas, it is our judgment that the fu ture prosperity of our people and of our state ; i -nds in large measure upon the procure ment of more industries in order that more wealth may be created, more jobs provided for our working people, and greater reve nues derived for the extension of the public services for the benefit of all our people; "Therefore, "Be i,t resolved, by the Western North Carolina Weekly Press Association that we heartily indorse the movement now gaining such state-wide recognition looking toward a complete reexamination of the tax struc ture now in effect in North Carolina with a view of placing North Carolina in a more advantageous position to complete with our sister states in the South in bringing new industries and encouraging outside capital to locate and to invest in our other abundant opportunities and resources." Evidently, the tax revision movement is steadily gaining endorsement of the State's citizenry and it is expected that the Legis , lature will give earnest consideration to the : matter when it convenes next year. The ; proposal is a movement in the right direc tion and is calculated to encourage and lead to industrial and business expansion of vast volume in the years fololwing the war. Questioning your wife's judgment is a reflection on yourself. She used it when she selected you. Often we find ourselv 3 counting the improvements in our commun ity. During the past few years we have observed our steady progress in the light of a great panoroma, with pride and intenst, as it has been recorded i" the pages of The Mountaineer. Look back yourself and you will get a thrill out of it as you consider the expansion of industry how it has given em ployment to hundreds of persons who might have had to seek jobs away from home -think of the growth of business in general, of the new buildings. It is gratify ing to note that our cultural life has not been overlooked in this growth. Look at our fine civic groups, alive, working for the bet terment of our community. The county library with its growing circulation is another proof. The carillonic bells which sent their melodious notes through the com munity on Sunday afternoon give further evidence that the cultural growth is going along with the ma terial. We would like to commend the donors on their generosity and their choice of a memorial. While the gift was made to the First Methodist Church the very nature of it makes it community-wide in its service. We have the feeling that each time they are played they will help someone, untighten some body's nerves, give a moment of spiritual uplift that will feed some listener's soul. They will give deeper meaning to special days, like Christmas, Thanksgiving and Faster, when we understand they ii to be i.l.i ed. They will be an asset to our community, that we will enjoy as well as the visitors. We have the feeling that the play ing of the bells will become tra ditional in ur community, a me morial that u ill be part of our lives. I'ride and love reflected on the human face are hard to put into words. There is a poignant some thing that does not lend itself to expr ssion. Yet often recently we have had a desire to paint such a picture in writing. Last week we dropped by Massie's Department Store to speak to Mrs. Jarvis Mor row, to get some information about one of her sons. The paper had received a notice that he bad been awarded the Croix de Guerre, that much valued recognition from the Kreni'h .rnv rnmcnt We wanted sonie information about him for the story, how long he had been j overseas. v e referred to tne great honor in our conversation and she tad not heard the good news. While we can't tell you how Mrs. Mor row looked we guess any mother or father could picture here ex pression blinking her eyes to squet ze back the tears. What mother wouldn't? News travels fast. Later in the day a sweet little blond shyly stopped us on the street and said, "Mrs. Gwyn is it really true about Donald Mor row getting that French award?" And we said, "Yes, and are you a special . . ." and before we could '".nish, she said, "Yes'm we are." youngsters that the school authori ties decided to give a full holiday on Thanksgiving. What difference will one day make next Spring? The game between Waynesville and Canton teams has become a local classic and the rivalry between the two is like a good healthy tonic for both sides. It makes the boys give the best they have for the honor of their home teams. While we are all for taking the war seriously, we believe that our Haywood boys in camps in this country and over seas would like to think that this annual event is taking place back home , whether they are here to enjoy it or not. It is a little hard for most of us to realize that our customs and current events make history for the future. The State Historical Commission however, is just as busy, perhaps more so, trying to save the present for future gene rations as to collect the past for the present. Mrs. F. H. Marley has been named to collect current material for the commission. We asked what she meant for current material and this was in part her answer: "I was told to collect pro grams of civic organizations, pos ters made by school children; to borrow letters their families receive from men overseas of special inte rest that they may be copied by the State Historical Commission; to collect church bulletins; to get clippings of special interest from papers that give information about life today in the community. I mysi If did not quite realize at first until it was pointed out, that a hundred years from now this ma- j terial will show how we lived and i our ideas about things." Mrs. Mar- j ley is asking that any person who : has material they would like to ; contribute to the commission to ! leave it at the Haywood County ! Library for her or get in touch j with her at Oak Park. . - - - r. .... ui uic countn Italian industry waa virtually destroyed compiet'' For example, time bombs were floated down sew' 'U10Clted would explode in the most inaccessible her, planned demoliUon Is much more thorough than bo h? a comparatively hit or miss proposition m wb . w v. vi "oaiungion, war um, I is under way. The War Production Board, for Inatanr "l to cut down by 10 per cent in November on it. r. . Hul eliminated some divisions anj bureaus and is planning uJ The first move In this direction among the war a?. late In the summer when Rubber Director Bradley Dew mended that his rubber office be abolished Sept I a m bLT unit and Incorporated as a division In WPB. " Although most of the rubber employes were retained und the move was a telltale straw in the wind. Other agencies wtl become less Important as the war moves toward lu i-Tr elude the War Manpower Commission, the Defense TranmZj Office, Office of CivUian Defense and Offlc of War Inomjml Tha rtrnw nf Trlj Ailm n atHtliui I. .1 .... - - gency, However,, more Instead of less work appears Imminent as pece dn OPA Administrator Chester Bowles has found that rUoniu slackened considerably within his agency. However, the load on the price staff of OPA has Increaied We of the job entailed in putUng prices on civilian goods which wili be appearing after VE-day in Europe. HoflrJ bar wJ Stud PENNSYLVANIA CENTRAL AIRLINES discloses that C rick plans to give up her Job as a motion picture star alter uic war ttiiu return vj siuuymg law. Miss Patrick Is known in private life as the wife of Lt. Arnold D. White who Is learning to fly naval transports at PCA's transitional school at Roanoke Va. The war interrupted White's legal education and Hollywood J uau s uiiai vrturung. coin Will go Dack to School p.jjt.wir FORMER DEMOCRATIC GOVERNOR ntiDiN -J v..mb.i,j CLWUil New Jersev ia believed to hnva fnnnr! Hiafaw, ,.,uu imn ... 1 ----- -"iui vunvnm bmntly informed the president that New Jersey will go for Def iuiauji sun 01 me laie great inventor, Thomas ju son seeks no New Deal favors. His frank statement probably J me ucyot imc in tuiuiner one-lime party worker rrom the Deraoci ranks. Edison told FDR that the Hague political machine had driven J in- pcnueni voters inio uie Kepuwicaa camp. The Voice Of The Fed Do you think that civilians in , general are taking the war ser-1 iously enough today? I Rev. J. Clay Madison - "General-! ly no, and many who are taking the war with due seriousness are not expressing their seriousness in j the right way." ! Mrs. James R. Boyd, Jr. "I ' think that people who have rela-! tivt s in the war are taking it ser-' i"iis enough today, but those who: ar.' not directly concerned are not Mrs. Carroll Bell "Yes, I do." Mrs. (iladys liurgin "I certain lv do not." Ralph I'revost "I don't believe YOU'RE TELLING ME! By WILLIAM RITT Central Press Wtiter Cel. J. Harden Howell contri buted the following story for use here this week, supposi illy true -tory from the Pacific war treater. A Marine in the Makin Island as sault, accidentally sat in a large can of red paint on one of the landing barges, and a large red -splotch was left on the V at of his pants. The landing effected the Marine laying on his stomach firing at Japs, when a medical man hap pened along and mistook the paint for blood. He began snipping with scissors while the Marine contin ued firing. It wasn't until the en tire seat of his pants had been cut out that the Marine in the heat of firing laid down his gun, looked over his shoulder and growled, ' What the Hell are you doing?" We are glad for the sake of the JAPANESE sailors have at least this satisfaction: From now on their ships probably will be sunk so close to home they can swim for it. I ! t Htrohito to his admirals: "Congratulations it took 'em nearly three years to catch you." i I t Plastic paper it now promised (or the walls of the post-war house. If it hat walls. ! I ! Some German industrial cities, we read, have abandoned the blackout and keep their lights oa at night. Probably to show the world that there's still a little left of them. t t I An eastern doctor runs movies tor his patients in bis waiting room. What, no tree china dishes? I I ! Tho Jap navy, polntt out Grandpappy Jenkins, used lo do its own hiding until the Allies gov it o better on. t ! I The Russians have seized one of Fatso Goerlng'a estates in East Prussia. Bet they found the icebox empty. THE OLD HOME TOWN U S War" 0'- By STANLEY WHEN I FOUND OUT f MF A TAP CuaKW-re 1 fUl HIM ON BOTH Vv MACHINES.' V T W Am 1 Sjr I-A W I I i I d22 TisE EAKtr AAOtcrMtN SHlFT- KEEPVAGr M MOWs they are. I am just back business trip to Chicago do not siem to be vjcIi about the war " Paul Martin "No, excel who have men in service fral own families. The general the public do nnt take it enough." Dan Walkins Yej, I average person is taking seriously. The Am'can pi not go arouni in a awumint Joe Davis "I think ".he it-t.- r.f trip neun'.e are tat war pretty s.rtouslj. J. E- Massif "1 a"1 re4'' they are net. I believe too optimistic about the i the neo pie !i i erally rakim? the w:ir serioM' Farm Questi and Answe Question: How'l""g c mv hoes fnnw - 5in,. V. U .. 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