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THE WAYNESVILLE MOUNTAINEER
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THE WAYNESVILLE PRINTING CO.
Main Street Phone 18?
Waynesville, North Carolina
The County Seat of Haywood County
W. CURTIS RUSS - Editor
MRS. HILDA WAY GWYN Associate Editor
W. Curtis Russ and Marion T. Bridges, Publishers
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THURSDAY, -DECEMBER 28, 1944
(One Day Nearer Victory)
Christmas 1944, while marked by much
spending, judging by the surging crowds in
the shops about town, there has not been
the element of joyful celebration felt in years
gone by, in the days before the war.
It seemed no matter how much material
manifestation there was at hand, during the
pre-Christmas days the old jubilant feeling
of "just before Christmas" was sadly lack
ing. We had one feature here that helped us
get the spirit, even if not in its former
exalted from. When the chimes were play
ed from the First Methodist Church at the
close of each day during Christmas week,
there seemed to come a spirit of peace that
was almost akin to that of other years. At
any rate the old familiar carols on the air
gave hope for they still hold the magic of the
We have seen Christmas written "Xmas"
only one time this year, much to our satis
faction. We have never liked this abbre
viation of the beautiful word, which means
so much to mankind.
In this day of streamlining we sincerely
hope that the time will never come when
the word will be shortened. In fact when
everything possible sems to be going in
alphabetical order it is refreshing that the
tendency to use "Xmas" is on the wane.
There are many traditions which time
with its changing cycles should never affect,
and to us the spelling of Ghristmas belongs
in this time honored permanent category of
things immortal in our lives and hearts.
Every now and then you hear a story
about some foreign born person that almost
puts the native American citizens to shame
when it comes to expressing patriotism in
tangible ways. -
You may have read the story that seems
to be going the rounds just now, and is re
ported to be authentic and not one of those,
coined to make a good point to an argument.
The woman is a Mrs. Mary Slachacznski,
who scrubs and cleans the LaSalle Street
Railroad Station in Chicago. She had been
getting off a while in the, mornings to go
to school to study English and United States
Finally she had become conversant with
the major events in our national history
and felt that she knew enough English to
get by, so she might become a citizen of
this country. .
When she was asked the question 1 of
whether or not she felt worthy of citizen
ship in the United States, she opened her
purse , showing the picture of two of her
sons, one in France and the other in the
Pacific; her Red Cross blood donation card;
and $1,000 in war bonds "for my boys'
After passhing the tests she went back to
her work at scrubbing the floors and clean
ing up, happy to be a citizen of this great
country leaving her examiners a little
sheepish over her simple gesture as to her
eligibility of citizenship.
Don't blame the executive for spending
money he would have none to spend if
Congress did not appropriate it.
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The following from "The Rhamkaite
Roaster", a sprightly column edited by
Josephus Daniels, which appears each day
in his Raleigh News and Observer on the
editorial page holds a timely and pertinent
attitude towards present conditions:
"Ye see I wuz rite all the time when ye
wuz axin'. an' a-urgin' me to make a blue
print ov what ort to be done to Germany
when we had licked the Nazis. I told ye
that I haddent never decided how to cook
a rabbit until I had the animal skinned. An'
I told ye on D-Day that we wuz puttin' the
cart before the hoss, by talkin' so much about
punishin' the Nazis afore we licked 'em,
As this is being written Germany has
made gains into Belgium over territory that
we here back home in America thought had
been won. We should all face this new
phase of the war and realize that it shows
that the strength of Germany has been
We do not as yet know all the details. We
do know however, that both sides must have
paid a heavy price for this progress of the
enemy on territory from which they had
been driven back into their own country.
We are dreading the news that will come in
due time from the War Department.
We are hoping that this apparent gain of
the enemy is not as vital as it looks to us
back home, to ultimate success, but from
this distance it is fraught with discourage
ment and apprehension.
We here at home must also face the fact
that we cannot let up one minute on every
effort that is for war until the actual news
of the surrender of the enemy comes to us.
We must realize that the period of the dura
tion seems to lengthen and we must prepare
to meet the demands which we should know
by now will be greater than we anticipated.
The $70,000,000 surplus in the State Gen
eral Fund seems to attract all groups, agen
cies and appropriation seekers, but many
persons experienced in public finance are
interested in keephTg within the amount of
revenue that the State will receive, not mere
ly for this year, or next but for the next
decade or longer.
Dr. Robert S. Rankin, professor of politi
cal science of Duke University, and Alfred
S. Brower, former head of the Division of
Purchase and Contract, who is now a spe
cial administrative assistant of Duke Uni
versity, warn that the present high level
of revenue won't last after the war is over.
These experts point ut that there is ser
ious danger that the State, misled by tem
porary prosperity which is largely the direct
result of huge war expenditures, may em
bark upon a scale of living that will require
funds greatly in excess of any amount that
can be secured without a heavy increase in
the State's rate of taxation.
The huge surplus, which is a consequence
of war prosperity has been accumulated for
the greater part during the past three years,
according to Dr. Rankin and Mr. Brower. It
is the result of abnormally large collections
of income and beverage taxation. When the
war is over and the camps are closed in the
state it is pointed out that the problem of
the surplus will then appear in its true light
a temporary one.
The history of appropriations in North
Carolina is another story. Once an agency
is set up it usually expands and its demands
for funds are constantly increasing. This is
verified in the record of the total expendi
tures out of the State's General fund. Since
1934 to the 1945 requests the latter has
.grown from $23,9-81,932 to $61,000,000.
If one views the state's, finances as in the
light of a prudent business corporation, which
it . should, as after all .its represents the
money of the people in the form of taxes,
the warning- is. sound business. . ' . i
It is farther pointed out. that in all prob
ability the revenue will never return to the
pre-war level, but it is foolhardy to flunk
that the increase of "nearly 100 per growth
. directly out of war expenditures will continue
While we are for progress and greater de
velopment of the state agenciesj we find our
selves definitely on the side of these experts,
and feel that danger may lie-in this surplus,
if not considered: With reservations.
Living", cost notethe . new nickel cigar
will cost only Te.- : .'
On paper at least post-war air travel will
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There are those who will look mournfully into the face of the New
Year, ftiere are those .who will say thatthe world is still in the
midst of a terrifying dream, bui iney aruie umunuies
without vision. .
in our own hearts each of us knows that the world could and
should be a better place in which live. We know that war has
no place in a good worlcb But we knowT too, that tyranny, injustice
and 'hatred always lead toNwar. It is part of our job to see that
those forces of evil are forever tamped out.
America is a mighty nation, and .America is no more than a mul
tiplication of our own, community. Each of us must have the vision
to live'understandingly with our neighbors. We must not only be
neighbors, we must be'good neighbors. Then the insidious forces
which lead to violence have no soil in which to grow. They are as
seed cast upon the rock.
Our own community is proud of its past achievements. The past
three years have taught us that we can do what we will in our own
minds. The job we have done in the past gives us the courage and
fortitude to face the future unafraid. We know that no problem is
without a solution.
So it is with a spirit oi genuine hope, a feeling of humility and a
VrTrAy fliar-iVo fViat fViis nPwsraDer wishes each df vou
P A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR!
HERE and THERE
HILDA WAY GWYN
Christmas has come and gone
that it was by the merest chance
that we learned of the contest. Here
is the recipe:
1 tablespoon cornstarch
cup boiling water
Vi cup fruit juice
2 tablespoons butter
Salt few grains
Mix sugar and cornstarch, to
gether in saucepan. Add water
slowly, mix well and boil for five
minutes. Add fruit juice and boil
two minutes. Remove from fire,
add butter and salt. If canned
fruit is used and juice is sweet, less
sugar will be required. Or if juice
is of desired sweetness, one cup of
again, and is now tucked away with
our memories of 1944. In many
ways, regardless of the outlay of
gifts, it was a false fronted Christ
mas. Yet a brave one. Except for
the very young, who in their tender
age are not permitted to realize
the tragedies of the world about us,
most of us, no matter how hard we
tried, could not forget those boys
on combat lines. Underneath our
cheerful attitude, we had misgiv
ings. The traditional joy of the
season was simply not ther if
one had a heart. But with us all
was hope that when another Christ
juice may be used
mas rolls around, peace will
If you look for it there is always
some outstanding heart warming
event that lingers as an aftermath
in your thoughts of every Christ
massome that give real joy to
remembering. We have a hunch'
that the Christmas cheer dispens
ed by the Lions Club this year will
qualify for this classification. At
least we put it in 1-A. They got
a list of fifty children in the Way
nesville schools, who might need
some of the necessities. They di
vided the group into five children
each. Then members of the club
took them shopping. Just imagine
how you would feel, if you needed
a new coat, or a sweater, or if your
clothes were in their last stages,
and out of a clear sky somebody
took you shopping and bought what
you needed. The children were
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outfitted from undies to top coats,
according to their urgent needs.
Some were given shoes, overalls,
and all nice warm new clothing to
tide them over the winter weather.
It is too bad that the Lions did
not make pictures of the faces of
these children. It would have been
a marvelous testimonial of their
good deeds. Those Lions who did
the shopping, we bet, had one of
the finest Christmas seasons they
ever enjoyed. It should make
everyone who took time to stop
and place money on the dime board,
know that it was well spent. Bas
kets were also delivered to a num
ber ef families. Happy New Year
to the Lions, and may 1945 record
an increase in their good works.
We recommend the following
fruit sauce recipe to be used with
satisfying results on that stale
Christmas cake that might have
been left over. We guarantee that
it will be transformed into an ap
petizing state that will resemble
much of its former delectable
freshness. But the recipe would
hot be complete to us here in
Haywood without the story. The
Kelvinator Manufacturing Com
pany held a contest for home eco
nomists throughout the country.
They offered 40. prizes of $25 war
bonds to tha prize- winners, and tha
recipies were selected as to their
"variety 'and taste appeal." Iiici
dentially the Kelvinator Manufac
turing Company is now devoting
their efforts entirely to the manufacture-of
materials of war, mak
ing giant 2000 H.P. aircraft en
gines, precision built propellers,
and many other needed war time
.products. So not wishing during
this period to loose touch with the
people who work along food lines,
their peacetime busines, they held
The following, one of the forty
prize winners, won a war bond for
Mary Margaret Smith, county home
agent. Those of you who know
Miss Smith, will readily understand
what you win oi it. a opens up ro you
water and half juice.
The Herbert Braren's have a
friend, Mrs. C. O. Chaffee, of Day
tona Beach, who has lived her three
score years and ten, and is still
young. She recently gave her
young friends her prescription for
Good Health. Maybe at the close
of the year, as we get our minds
geared for another stretch on the
highway of time, some of its home
ly advice might be incorporated in
our good intention list for '45. For
we are all going to need to look
after our nerves and health more
than ever during the coming stren
Do not hurry!
Do not worry'
Do not fail to rest.
Sleep nine hours, rest two hours,
Undisturbed is best.
Eat some fruit, stem and root
And vegetables galore
Drink milk and cream,
instead of half
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BATTLE LINES ARE BEING DRAWN for the out-all struggle
to determine which faction will control the Republican party In the
Senate In the critical years ahead with President Roosevelt riding
high on his fourth term victory.
The Senate Republican conference composed of all GOP mem
bers of the upper chamber will elect new leadership when the 79th
Congress convenes on Jan. 3. That means the end of the acting
minority leadership of mild-mannered Senator Wal
lace White of Maine, who succeeded the late, great
minority leader. Senator Charles McNary.
I White, whose forcefulness has been questioned
1 even by his friends, may be succeeded by either Sen
ator Robert A. Taft of Ohio or Senator Arthur Van-
denberg of Michigan. Taft. a Republican conservative and pre-Pearl
Harbor Isolationist, wants the job. Vandenberg. likewise conserva
tive and "pre-lsolatlonist," Is not keen for it.
But the backers of either meet stiff opposition from the growing
"Internationalist" wing of the Republican party: the wing that
roared with Wendell Wlllkie. and In the case of Senator Joseph H.
Ball of Minnesota, supported Mr Roosevelt In a party bolt over for
eign policy These "internationalists" feel hope for their party lies In
This new group would like to see Senator George D. Aiken of
Vermont the minority leader, or his colleague from the Green Moun
tain State. Senator Warren R. Austin. Both are champions of the
administration's foreign policy.
The GOP "New Dealers" probably will not win.
PARTICIPANTS in the recent "bondfire" movement by Miami's
Consolidated Vultee Aircraft corporation employes are requested by
the treasury department to send In the serial numbers of the bonds
they gleefully tossed Into a blazing bonfire. The treasury wants to
scratch the numbers off their books. A spokesman added :
"It's everyone's own business what he does with his bonds and
It's his affair If he wants t6 use them far bonfires or wallpaper, but
we don't encourage this sort of diversion." "
THE DEMONSTRATED WILLINGNESS of American industry
to cooperate in a program of planned economy is perhaps the great
est single encouraging factor for prosperity In the postwar period.
Business leaders have shown, as never before, their belief in the
principles of a full employment economy, based on high wages and
low taxes, with a resultant high Income for United States Job
Private organizations, sponsored by various leading business
groups, have been busily mapping out ways and means of achieving
goal of from 55 to 60 million workers profitably employed.
A plan is under way toTpromote foreign trade to the point where
the pnlted States. wiU export 10 billion dollars' worth of goods and
ssrvlces annually, and Import 10 billions.
.Government experts hail this phase of the post-war economic pro
gram as a healthy demonstration of American industrya realization
and adoption of theeconomic theory thst prosperity and a high
standard of living Co this nation depends upon similar conditions in
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' PROVISION FOR RETURIfTNG .'atranded fwV&feA-j-W
as unemployment compensation, for government workers are' coming
up on the Senate floor
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Uon the war mobilization subcommittee staff began ,
analyzing chances for such plans, which failed to get
Into the reconversion measure.
Senator Harley M. Kilgore (D ) of West Virginia..
Pjiv.ommlttee 'chairman rnni.oj tu. ...n
-".VI.UVU mai an moilg
hi' m ref,ardles8 of Party. "berals were elected." and announced
N would offer a series of amendments to "liberalize" the George,
reversion bill, enacted Just before the pre-election recess. Kilgore
wOJ v.alt hoover, until the new Congress convenes to seek to get
rine.if,W , 8tranded war woe-. provision and unemployment
compensation for government workers.
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Clara Evans Palmer.
W. E. Parris to Glenn A.
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Chambers, et ux.
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Bat Smathers. et ux.
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