THURSDAY, DEC. 11, 1M1
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O let the sorrowful sighing of the prisoners come before ;thee;
according to the greatness of thy power, preserve thou those that are
appointed to die Psalms 79:12.
; ' A PRAYER ' - - ,"
O God. who seest that in this warfare we are seeking to serve
Thee, and yet in the waging of it must needs do many things that
are an offence against Thy love; Accept, we pray Thee, our imper
fect offering. Arm us with Thy Spirit that our warfare may further
the victory of Thy justice and truth; through Jesus Christ our Lord.
V. - Amen,
THE MEN OF THE
(Asheville Gtteen) :
There are more than 60,000" young
Tar Heels in the armed forces of
the United States. Before many
days pass thousands more of their
own volition will join them. Army
and Navy recruiting offices from
the mountains to the sea are
crowded with volunteers. The scene
is, not unfamiliar. The first call
for volunteers in 1917 brought half
again as many as were needed. In
all our wars the Old North State
has flocked to the colors in serried
It is to the men already in uni
form, however, that our thojjgh?
turn on this third daytlernble
challenge. Particulailyaa we think
of the sons of Western North
Carolina. Many hundreds of them
are at bases in the far Pacific and
on ships in those waters. They
have heard the sound of bombs
and the crunch of brick and steel
at the impact of exploding metal.
They have seen: the torpedo's spray
and felt the angry kick of anti
aircraft guns. They have tasted
battle. " V ,
Among them are heroes. That is
a certainty. It is always thus with
the men of the mountains. On dis
tant shores, in tossing waters and
high amid laden skies they defend
their America once again. The
grave news of the past few days
has brought home to us the mean
ing of war and the dimensions of
the sacrifice our men are making.
Proudly, reverently; but without
fear, our hearts go out to them.
"One Nation, Indivisible"
THE two radio messages of President Roosevelt
since Japan's attack and declaration of war
against the United States have sounded the clear
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The unity of the nation was swiftly achieved by
the bombs of Japan that rained death and destruc
tion on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, last Sunday alter
noon. In record time Congress passed the declara
tion of war, and opposing factions of labor and
other groups quickly pledged loyalty to the presi
dent's leadership to meet a deadly foe.
The damage already wrought in the Pacific tells
louder than words the power of the toe we lace.
That Japan s attack at the time she was pre
tending to seek peace is part of Hitler's plan, there
is no doubt. It is the "Nazi pattern" to use perfidy
to make more deadly the first surprise attack upon
unsuspecting victims. That the war is going against
the United States and the Allies in the Pacific
durinsthese first three days is the stark truth.
-- But if war had to come it could not have come
in a manner that would more completely unify our
people. The treacherous massed attack delivered
simultaneously at widely separated points of the
Pacific islands and mainland were planned weeks,
if not months ago. We have made the mistake of
trusting a partner in the axis to be on the level
when a smiling, envoy flew to Washington from
Tokyo, expressing hopes for peace.
Japan's answer comes from every recruiting of
fice in the United States, from every home that
sends its sons to their country's defense, and from
the other countries of the western hemisphere who
are declaring war against Japan and mobilizing
their forces for action. The last vestige of a false
security is gone, nobody cherishes a shred of an
illusion about this war. Peace-loving America has
prayed and striven that this cup might pass from
our lips. Now that the fateful hour has come we
bend our heads and stiffen our backs to the task
of sacrifice and sorrow. Lives and treasure will be
poured out immeasurably. Our President warned
the nation last night that this is going to be a long,
hard war. But the people share his courage in his
. "We are going to win the war and we are going
to win the peace that follows.
"And in the dark hours of this day and through
dark days that may be yet to come we will know
that the vast majority of the members of the hu-
nan race are on our side. Many of them are fight
ing with us. AH of them are praying for us. For,
in representing our cause, we represent theirs as
well our hope and their hope for liberty under
NORTH CAROLINA'S CROSS
Senator Burton K. Wheeler says:
'The ondy thing to do is to lick
hell out of them (the lapanese)."
Representative Hamilton Fish has
came through . with a similarly
clear-cut expression of patriotism..
Only Senator Robert Kice Reyn
olds falters asd equivocates. He
says : 1 am HJU per cent against
war. I want to know all abeut
what has happened before I say
anything about declaring war."
No patriotic North Carolinian can
read this shocking statement with
out a feeling of the deepest shame
and of anger shame that this state
is represented in the United States
Senate by such a man and anger
that he persists in flaunting his
views to the country. "
Senator Reynolds shoull be eject
ed from the Chairmanship of the
Senate Military Affairs Committee.
It is unthinkable that a Senator
holding such views should head a
committee of such military import
tance in a time such as this.
What can we do in North Car
olina? We can't unseat him and
he will not resign. We can make
manifest our feeling of complete
contempt for him and his sinister
views. The Citizen hopes the peo
ple of Western North , Carolina
will lose no time and spare no
expense in communicating ' their
true sentiments to the junior Sen
ator who humiliates and disgusts
the people of all North Carolina.
Chairmen Asks Churches
Care For Community
. The following letter, has been
sent to the pastors and Sunday
school superintendents in Macon
county, and is published so that
all members of 'the Christmas Fund
and others may have a share in
the Christmas plans for the needy
of the county.
A LETTER in another column from the Christ
jT ' mas Cheer Fund chairman suggests to the
Macon county churches in every community that
the community Christmas celebrations be arranged
in each locality rather than through the central
committee as has been the custom. It is suggested
that times are better for most of the people, and
that this arrangement will provide more personally
for cheer and gifts. This seems to be a practical
Aside from need, however, the meaning of Christ
mas to a little child is borne on the boughs of a
beautiful tree as in no other way.
It is hoped that the suggestion of the committee
t be carried out in the churches or schools of every
Dear Santa: ,
I would like for you to bring
me a doll with real blonde curls.
nope sne win nave an evening
dress with a red coat.
Mr. Alf Higdon said he had
incycie inat wouia just suit me,
Will you see him about it?
I will leave you another cup of
hot coffee Christmas night.
Love to you and a kiss for Mrs.
For Christmas please bring me
a pair of gloves, bracelet, puzzle,
candy and oranges and nuts.
Please don't forget all other lit
tie boy and girls.
Marie Roper, ,
I am a little girl ten years old.
I want tor Christmas a balL oair
or gioves, and would like to habe
a big doll, candy, nuts, oranges and
many other toys. Don't forget my
little nephew, Charles, and all of
the other little girls and boys.
Dear Santa Claus:
I am a little girl two years old.
For Christmas I want you to please
bring me a rocking chair, a baby
doll that will cry and go to sleep,
a monkey and rubber pig. Candy,
oranges and bananas. Please don't
forget my little cousin Charles.
Betty Sue Reeves,
Dear Fellow WorketT'
As the hr?tmas season approaches-mice
again our minds turn
MurTurally to the Savior and to the
spirit of giving which He repre
sents. Surely we could not feel that
we had properly carried out this
spirit unless we had helped those
less fortunate than we to know
something of the real joy of Christ
mas. It is with this thought in
mind that we make an appeal to
you as one of the church leaders
in your community.
As you know, for a number of
years our committee has sponsored
Christmas trees, in Frankliii and
in outlying areas for the benefit
of those in our county who would
not otherwise be likely to know
much of the real joy of this sea
son. We believe that this practice
served a; very fine purpose during
the depression years. Of late, how
ever, we have come tto question its
real value. We have felt that the
spirit manifested at the Christmas
tree occasions has riot always been
conductive to the highest : Christ
This fact, together with the con
viction that there are fewer fam
ilies that might be termed destitute
than ever before, has led us to
announce tnat . we will sponsor no
Christmas trees this year. This
does not mean that our committee
will not function. There are nu
merous other ways by which we
can render service to the needy
of our community. This, we pro
pose to do. .
In "the meantime, we suggest that
you, as a leader in your commun ity,
bring before your church the
matter . of assuming responsibility
for the needy families about you,
If each church will do its utmost
to serve its section for after all
each, church knows the needs of
its locality better than any central
committee the burden that has
heretofore been on a few will be
lightened and a larger number of
people will come to share in a real
Christmas program. This .sharing
in the spirit and work of , Christ
we believe, is after all, the purpose
of Christmas. ...
; Wishing you ; success in your
every Undertaking, we are,
Very Sincerely yours,
- THE COMMITTEE ON
; CHRISTMAS CHEER FUND
Harley R. Cabe, Chairman
C. D. Moses, Secretary.
Prentiss Enterprise Does
( Big Business In
From 1,500 cases output in 19131
to 15,000 Cases in 1941 is tb rec
ord made by th- mntanala Can
nervjeiioKJr'Sfaconi county's home-
wed and home-supported indus
tries. 1 he cannery, a modern, up-
to-date, well equipped plant,, is
located at Prentiss.
The plant which is how owned
by Wilburh, Rafe, Almond and
Mrs. C. W. Teague, was first start
ed in 1931, Since that time the
growth has been steady and con
tinuous. Products produced by the con
cern are sold under the label of
the Nantahala brand At the presr
ent time they are distributed
through a majority of the South
ern states. Among the many dif
ferent vegetables, fruits and ber
ries can,ned are green beans, corn,
blackberries, turnip greens, and
: This ' local concern 'is a steady
source of income to the county.
Plant officials estimated that be
tween $12,000, and $15,000 was paid
out to local farmers for their
produce during the past season.
Iu addition, when the plant is op
erating at full force, between 25
and 30 employees are hired reg
On Harrison Avenue
One of the historical markers of
the North Carolina Historical So
ciety s in cooperation with the state
Highway commission has just been
placed on Harrison avenue which is
also Highway No. 28, at the turn
near Franklin Terrace.
It is : the standard , design all-
Urgently Need Men Fof
Due- to the State of War that
now exists, the United States Ma
rine corps needs man . .urgently,
Men between ,Jhe..tfges of 17 and
30, nowbave ah opportunity to
enlisVfJt most outstanding mili
tary organization in the world.
The Marine Corps has always
played an important and brilliant
part in all wars that the United
States was involved in. At this
time, those who want to show
their true patriotism for our coun
try, may enlist for the duration of
emergency in the Marine Corps.
There are, United States Marine
Corps Recruiting Stations' in Ashe
ville, Winston-Salem, Charlotte, and
Raleigh. Why not be the first in
your ' community to enlist in the
United States Morine Corps.
metal markers with tablet 'sur
mounting am iron post. It bears
the following inscription :
In 1567 an expedition of Span
iards, sent out from Florida by
. Pedro Mendendez de Aviles
and led by Juan Pardo, passed
N. C. State Highway
Lands Near NickajaC
A United States "weather b;
caster" released by the Wea
Bureau office in Atlanta, Ga
11 a. m., December 4 was found
when it landed on Nickajack creek
by Frank JMcCall at 1 p. m., De
cember 5. v,,
The , "broadcaster" is a form to
be mailed to the Weather Bureau
office in Washington when found.
It is released from some central
point attached to a balloon which
rises to a height of 12 miles, bursts,
thus releasing the report on a
Elgin and Bulova
Watches m the new
1942 models make
exceptionally fine '
gifts. . . . Other
items such as rings,
wrist bands, etc.
Having qualified as administratrix.
aeceasea, ute ot Macon county, N.
C, this is to notify all persons.
having claims against the estate of
said deceased to exhibit them to
the undersigned on or before the
2nd day of December, 1942, or this
notice will be plead in bar of their
recovery. All person indebted to
said estate will please make im
This 2nd day of December, 1941.
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