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THE WAYNESVILLE MOUNTAINEER
(One Day Nearer Victory) THURSDAY, NOVEMBER
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Waynesville, North Carolina
The County Seat of Haywood County
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MRS. HILDA WAY GWYN Associate Editor
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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 1944
(One Day Nearer Victory)
The family of the late Bishop James At
kins has presented his home as a shrine to
the Methodist Assembly at Lake Junaluska.
The Waynesville Mountaineer truly says:
In his day Bishop Atkins was not only a
forceful preacher, but was a recognized lead
er in his church. He served in both the home
and foreign fields and he gave Lake Juna
luska in a sense to Haywood County. His
Home, overlooking the spot he loved so well,
is a fitting shrine to keep alive his memory.
The people of this county, as well as those
of the church, are appreciative of the genero
sity of his wife in the presentation of this
memorial. Raleigh News and Observer.
We notice where a Rev. J. C. S. Chamber
lain in England solicited gifts for German
prisoners. It was a Christian gesture of for
giveness certainly to be commended, yet we
can understand how it might be resented
also in England. One H. C. Green, vicar of
Ipswitch, brought forth complaints from Rev.
Mr. Chambberlain and he was reported to
Rev. Mr. Green donated a box of rat poison
for the German prisoners. While we could
not condone the gift as a Christian act, we
certainly can understand the sentiments that
went with the gift, and tempted the donor
to make such a presentation. We doubt if
rat poisoning is much more deadly than some
of the means of warfare.
For the Good of All
For sometime there have been complaints
regarding certain local places of business
where wine and beer have been sold. The
public has felt that patrons of the places
blocked the streets in front of the locations
unnecessarily. There were complaints about
the observance of rules regarding sales.
The crowds that gathered around the
places especially on Saturday afternoon were
All the facts were brought out in court
last week by numerous witnesses, with the
result that in the opinion of the court and a
great number of those testifying that it was
for the benefit of all parties concerned that
the places be closed or restricted,
ji We believe that this, action on the part
of the court will meet with the general ap
proval of the people of this community and
will improve conditions on Main Street.
Regardless of how much an operator of
such a place might like to conduct it in a
strictly well-ordered manner, it is a difficult1
job to control the patrons, who in many
cases have become intoxicated before visit
ing the wine and beer places.
Every community has its problems and
the time had come when something had to
be done about conditions.
The closing of the beer and wine shops
on Main Street is a challenge to the city
police department and the personnel will
be put on the spot as far as the public is
concerned to see how they handle conditions
in the future.
We are trying in this community to build
a program of recreation and diversion for
our young: people.
It is gratifying to know that the law has
stepped in to clean things up.
One of the finest and most spontaneous
tributes we have known in sometime was
the reaction of Coleman W. Roberts, of Char
lotte, speaker at the post war planning com
munity meeting held recently, to the music
of the Waynesville Township high school
In appreciation of their ability Mr. Rob
erts asked Charles Isley to come to the
speakers table and then and there wrote him
a check for $50 for the band. Mr. Roberts
stated that he liked to feel that he had a
part in such a splendid organization.
In his home town it might have been ex
pected of Mr. Roberts, but in a community
where he was merely a guest for the eve
ning, his generosity was as gracious and
unselfish as it was unexpected.
We consider the check both a tribute to
the band and to the man who gave it.
"Tired Old Men"
The major reason for the defeat of the
Republican candidate for President, accord
ing to Representative Cameron Morrison,
was his "lashing out at tired old men."
"Cam" believes that the Republican at
tack on "tired old men" in the present ad
ministration made a lot of older people, lead
ers in all sections of the country, come to
the conclusion that Dewey might be a little
The former Tar Heel Governor points out
that Dewey did not stop to think what a
large proportion of the country's important
people are old men."
"Old people hold a lot of prestige and
respect. Think of all the grandchildren
they have," says Mr. Morrison, who was 75
years old last month, and is still hale and
LET HIM HAVE IT
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War Manpower Commission
To Aid Vets Seeking Jobs
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WASHINGTON The War Manpower Commit,,
Job of finding men for Jobs ia war production
to find Jobs for war workers and war veteran.
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rs sun are neeaea io nu gaps today WMo (o ' -""wo
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after the war. - -ui!ain
...v. w ....... wwmo a.iuer data on rh
jobs throughout the nation. f0r ,.u ml
servicemen and displaced war n ntm
Many individuals, of course are
their own lobs, but th ttoito ... , . "PWtf to
Meanwhile, WMC is cataloging needs of
must" ... -
facilitate recruitment of workers. Of the 200 nnn ;,, actlvlUi
the largest percentage wanted are laborers n n
heavy hauling and digging.
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nessmen connected with the disposal of sumin. '. "u M
back to business for a long time after leavine erL CaMo1
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n. ci c io unci; w o iiiaaa resignation in the surplus Dron
The ruling would be to prevent any possibility that
might suddenly go back to private undertakings and
cialized knowledge against more uninformed competitors
nuc uuiumg ljcu ruwrey. jviarnner Eccles and oth
In the federal reserve system to two years" inactivity m '
after they leave the government is for the same rL
PROSPECTIVE SUPPLIES of nitrogen and phosphate fenJ
use on 1943 croDs have ritvlinprf nin. i "ruaM
HERE and THERE
HILDA WAY GWYN
We have seen a number of references .since
the election to the presidential candidates of
1948. We beg of political prophets to lay
off for a while at any rate, until the smoke
of the last campaign has cleared. Since it
was a presidential year it was necessary to
lay aside for the time being other vital in
terests and get a president elected.
We feel that 1948 can take care of itself,
from the standpoint of both parties. The
next four years of critical effort in America
may develop new leaders, now in the making,
who will be able to come forward and help
our president for four years, and regardless
In the meantime Franklin D. Roosevelt is
ur president for four years, and regardless
of political views, we have too many prob
lems in common to worry about who will fol
low him at the present. Let us win the war
first before we tart any more' political hat-ties.
It is hard ti realize that f'hrist
mas is less than a imiith away.
We believe that it lias been pushed
back as something not to be thought
of by adults this season. Most of
us felt that when we made the
deadline for overseas mail that
the bij; part of Christmas was over.
Many of us have held persistently
to a hope that there would be
events that would overshadow
Christmas, with no lack of rever
ence to the birthday of the Prince
of Peace intended. For the event
we have dreamed of, would com
memorate the birth of Him who
wished "Peace on Earth, Good
Will to Men", in a realistic man
ner. There are many who still
believe that Germany will how her
head in defeat ere we hear once
again "The Bells On Christmas
Day", but hope is dying with the
majority of us who fear that a bit
ter winter is settling down in Ger
many, where our men will be ex
posed to the hardships of climatic j
conditions as well as of fighting.
It looks like Christmas this year
is for the men in service and the
children while the rest of us
stand patiently waiting. On the
eve of Christmas spending we are
brought face to face with the
gravity of the situation. When
we consider how supplies are be
inir needed on our battling fronts
how we must keep pouring the
ammunition ami food to our armies
cattered over the world the call
t' the Sixth War Loan Urive comes
ms both a warning and a respon--ihility.
hard knocks in later years. We
would like to congratulate Mr.
Hoover, for we feel that he reach
ed the root of the trouble. We
have covered the court enough to
know that in the majority of cases,
of course not all, most of those
who have been brought for trial
are not entirely to blame. We be
lieve that in nine cases out of ten
you have to go back one genera
tion to find the first sinner and
cuilty party. One sees cases on
the .other hand where a child has
been surrounded with good in
fluences who goes far afield. We
heard Judge Nettles during the
November term of court give some
stinging advice to a young boy
who was being released by the
court after a five year period of
probation. His mother sat beside
him in court. She had been work
ing for years to pay back the
money he had forged, so we felt
that it had not been entirely her
Another Daniels Book
We look forward with keen interest to
reading the third volume of the autobi
ography of Josephus Daniels, titled "The
Wilson Era Years of Peace 1910-1917,"
which was released during the past week.
The following excerpts from a review in
Newsweek, national news magazine, shows
how those outside of the state consider the
l ook and its author:
"At 82, Josephus Daniels still wields a
facile pen. The old Tar Heel editor, who
was President Wilson's secretary of the
Navy, and President Roosevelt's ambassa
dor to Mexico, has added another volume to
his autobiography. As was expected it is
a frank and engaging potpourri of personal
reminiscences and inside political stories of
the great years of the New Freedom.
"Reading this book is like sitting down
after a good meal and listening to an old
and interesting man ramble on about by
gone days. From the start Daniels adored
Wilson and his adoration which never wav
ered shines through the pages of the book.
When he is talking about the rough-and
tumble of politics Daniels is at his best. The
book is a picture of American political action
that carries a punch, as h tells of the na
tional convention in Baltimore.
"Fascinatingly Daniels delves into the
whole history of the New Freedom and tells
it as he would if sitting in the back room of
his office in the Raleigh News and Observer
In other words, Mr. Daniels has not lost
his art of story telling at the age of 82,
but can still write wit ha great human touch
of understanding that has endeared him to
people not only of his native state, but
throughout the country.
A wave of optimism has filtered
lirough America like an under
ground bit of German propaganda,
'n defense plants it was shown by
workers who left on the crest of
the wave, some evidently hopine: to
net back in their niche in civilian
life on the ground floor, so to speak.
Most of us did not seem to realize
the amount of supplies and am
munition it would take when we
irot our armed forces strung over
Europe. While we are definitely
on our way, we have not reached
our goal in Germany, and we
should take recent events as a
varning of the dire necessity that
each and everyone of us keep right
m at a break neck speed, lest we
he found wanting back home.
When General Eisenhower said that
they were firing ammunition at
Aachen that they did not intend to
use until February or March, if
they had been content with slower
advance, we must know that pro
duction should be stepped up.
General Mac Arthur's forces are
reported to have pumped out more
ammunition during the first month
of the Leyte invasion than they
had in the 16 previous months of
operation. The Sixth War Loan
Drive will help pay for the urgent
ly needed supplies to keep things
eoing. Lt us not be led too much
hv the glitter of' Christmas as we
ike to think of ifckj This year is
different, let us turn to stamps
and war bonds.
We are hearing so much ahut
the possible reaction when they
are discharged of the men in ser
vice who have been taught to kill.
We were glad to see that Lewis
E. I. awes, former warden of Sing
Sinn prison has stated that he
feels there is n ground for spread
ing such feat He says, "When the
GI Joes lay down their guns for
Uncle Sam does not mean that they
will pick up new ones ami run
amuck." He should know a meat
J ileal about human nature from
j his wide experience with criminals.
1 We like to think he is right, for
our men are not tiphting primarily
to kill, but to protect. We are glad
that our faith in human nature is
-i'ch that we believe when they
come home im.,t of them will be
ov.ly too triad to live at peace with
themselves and their n ighbors.
On the other hand some of these
boys had the fighting instinet be
fore they donned a uniform. Some
of them are going to have trouble
adjusting themselves to another
of things after intensified routine
of training and fighting. It is im
portant for us all to bear in mind
that we owe these boys a debt.
We may have it in our power to
divert the possible bitterness that
a boy might feel when he comes
back that would eventually lead
him into crime. We should avoid
'being a party to the crime." We
should appoint ourselves on a local
committee to welcome the bows
mi. uii wvpo now unuircu since miasumtner as a
greatly Increased military use of materials
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potash are expected to be available.
muiani Btiua, are still high enourt
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sizes, and fell only slightly for children's and misses sizes d
tears mat a luruier drop occurrea in September Manpower jho
ages anu scarcity 01 learner DOtn continue to plague the SH(
w uinviAu nuiviiuuiAji ouunvw in vva-r.i.ng :.- expect th
homeland to be cleared of the Nazi invaders m than J
These sources predict that civil affairs in Norway will be hand
over to the exiled government by the Russian Army in that tin
According to an agreement concluded by the London Norwegii
government with Russia and other Allied governments an "inter.
zone will be established under complete Norwegian control, u
done recently in France by Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower
m uivi&iLn ujf ror a new run or nsning yarns, because moreHsl
lng rods, reels emd other paraphernalia will probably be reacha
the market in a short time.
This will be the result of the WPB action In re
voking an order controlling the production of non
commercial ' fishing tackle. Except for fish hooks,
production of fishing tackle and parts have been
prohibited since May 31, 1942.
IN THE MAZE OF COMMUNIQUES, bulletins and press releJ
on the gigantic air and naval battle which raged over and arena
Formosa, the Tokyo radio recorded what will go down In history
a masterpiece of double-talk.
The Tokyo radio maintained that Adm. William F. Halses Thd
Dieet, to which Jap naval forces showed their sterns when theyn
Its overwhelming superiority, had been "annihilated'
But Tokyo added for the sake of future contlnuity-that it U
We were deeply impressed by
an article, you no doubt read it
too, as the remedy for a potential
rime wave in this country in which
J. Edgar Hoover had the following
to say, "What the postwar era
will bring depends upon how well
we can protect the home front.
The American home is 1 still the
basis of our social order and the
nation will never be stronger than
the home." The world often
teaches the adult right principles,
sometimes the hardest way,
through ignorance and mistakes,
but character should be instilled at
home, and not learned through
home after being discharged. Per-1 of a start.
haps we can make some small con
tribution N their rehabilitation
process that might give them a
health ( altitude towards things.
V.' - ci iiiar s who have stayed at
heme and enjoyed normal lives do
not understand what the returned
.-.oMier has been through. Let us
rsii. ct what he has done for us.
1 i ue some will tiiko ndvantatre of
thi ir uniforms, and feel that the
world owes them more than they
are willing to give out in peace
tin , hut they will be in the minor
ity. Thi average GI Joe, we feel
suit.- will come back home, not with
bitterness, but with gratitude to be
alive and lyme after what he has
been through. So let us not anti
cape this great crime wave. Let
us look more closely to home con
ditions. Let us as mothers and
fathers take stock of home in
fluences, of living conditions in
our community, of influences that
will not only affect the GI Joe,
hut the rising generation. Let
us do our part to keep the home
fronts clean and wholesome for
GI Joe to come back to a place
where he can find a decent job to
make an honest living. GI Joe has
had plenty of discipline in the
army. He should make a fine law
abiding citizen. Let us get ready
now to give him the right kind
Who do von think u tie
Htandinc leader in UV
armed forces today?
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would he On-il Ei""
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believe I would say Cnn
W. W. Willetta "I think ,j
ral Patton is the mist on'
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