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f WIS 5 ASSOCIATION :
THURSDAY, JANUARY 16, 1941
If the charees of poltical favoritism in the
recent selection of the State Board of Educa
tion of a new fifth-grade history of Nortn
Carolina are true, as claimed by the Daily
To .WaaI Statu University newspaper, the
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matter should be reopened, as has been sug
The college editorial has asked tibat the
General Assembly and Governor Broughton
take up the matter "and dear the path for
The selection of a state history for students
in the public schools, should be made neither
from a standpoint of the cost of the volume
nor for political reasons, but for the true
merit of the material contained.
The Daily Tar Heel is making the plea in
behalf of the history written by Dr. A. K
Newsom. and Dr. Hugh T. Lefter. The for
mer is head of the department of history at
the University and the latter, his associate,
We feel that if the matter is reopened, that
all the histories recommended for selection
at the time the Warren history, now under
fire, was made, should be brought into the
picture again, and the matter be taken up
from the beginning.
Both our sense of justice and local interest
prompts this suggestion. One of the histories
submitted to the committee was written by
our local historian, W. C. Allen. The Allen
history, we have been told upon good author
ity, also received most favorable comment
and was given a high rating by the commit
tee, and was among those considered in the
THE WAYNESVILLE MOUNTAINEER
THE VISITING FIREMEN
4? ' .rAn .... nml .
oer oi Vjonimera uumucr w j cis c attend a
shifting the burden for 1941 to new members. 4 mansion
We hear of so many young people hunting
jobs. Everybody seems to be seeking em
ployment. We wonder sometimes if they do
rt think more often of the pay check than
the actual work and their ability to do the job
SWuile it is necessary for most of us to , . , .
Vk for renumerntion, the ability to make COligTtttllltttlOllS
h meat 'off one s work should be the ambi
i:v iparcunount in our approach to any job.
The fallowing advice from a father to his
ann comains thoughts for consideration by
everyone engaged in any occupation.
"My son, remember you have to work.
Whather you handle pick or wheelbarrow or a
eet of books, digging ditches or editing a news
paper, ringing an auction bell or writing fun
ny t ' ings, you must work.
"Don't be afraid of killing yourself by over
working on the sunny side of thirty. Men
die soTreltir &s, but it is because they quit at
Vfl r- m. and tln't go home until 2 a. m. It's
Uy.g intervals that kill, my son.
"'"WnfV cinM von an nrvtit fnr vniir
meals; it lends solidity to your slumber; it
fives a perfect appreciation of a holiday.
There are young men who do not work, but
the country is not proud of them. It des not
even know their names; it only speaks of
them as so and so's boys. Nobody likes them ;
the great busy world does not know they are
"Take off your coat and make dust in the
world. The busier you are, the less harm
you are apt to get into, the sweeter will be
your sleep, the brighter your holidays, and
the better satisfied the whole world will be
HERE and THERE
HILDA WAY GWYN
THURSDAY, JANUARY 16, 19,
Selective Service Success
Depends On Local Boards
OUE SELECTIVE service ,
tern in a vast nroon:..- 1
mg into every neighborhood!
, KUTiiory in j
country, and its business is that
raisins' nearlv 1 ftnn rinn
.11. J " ' w '1 ami
iur uuiiutry training,
its strnrtiira ta omo.:
. singly g m
ana anbureaucratic. its B. WJ
is decentralization. J
Lieut Col. Victor J. 0'KeHiH
vi v uuui. o joini army and
committee sat in bis unpretenti,
office at national headquarters
nuauiugwn ana explained to
wiiai mtiK.es me tning tick.
Do you think tk number of high
way eommistionert in th $tatt
should 6 increased, reduced, or
left a they art?
C. F. Kirkpatriek"l approTe
leaving the number as i. now
W. L. Hardin, Jr"I believe an
organization can be top heavy with
too many members. I approve
leaving the number as it is."
W.T. Shelton "I would say re
duce the number, because only a
few ever really work in any com
mittee, and a small group works
more efficiently. A few always do
the work, and the others can be
counted as surplus'."
Thursday was an interesting day
down in Raleigh last week . . . .
when Governor J. Melville Brough
ton was inaugurated . . . the occa
sion was marked by what is claim
ed to be the largest number to ever
auend an inauguration of gov-
The older heads of the community, who f nor in North Carolina . . thelarg--have
been directing the policies of the Cham- tZT 11
public reception at the
. . in the neighborhood
The - recently elected board of directors '7U 8n8K,nK l"e nan" ?
made. up. for the most part of the younger from 8 t0 10 o'clock . . . after which
time the Governor and his Lady
were to lead the grand march in
the inaugural hall ... they did
not leave the mansion until after
midnight . . . there was excitement
in the very air on the streets . . .
even in the- capital where such
things take place every four years
at every turn photographers
were snapping pictures of the eel-
all in all the day inspired one with
pride in North Carolina and her
people. .... .'v.'v
men, and from the board. Bill Prevost has
been elected president, and Taul Davis as
It is well to make changes, to get hew view
points and distribute the responsibility of
civic matters. It brings the citizens in a com
munity to a closer understanding of the prob
lems relative to the vicinity.
With fresh ideas, no doubt the younger
board and its officers will bring new plans of
how a Chamber of Commerce should be run,
but along with the new program the board
will also learn many of the problems of rais
ing funds and obtaining community coopera
tion that have beset every board that has
ever served in the past.
From his records as chairman of various
groups and committees, Bill Prevost has won
a reputation for his ability to put things
across. We congratulate the board on the
newly elected officers and wish for the Cham
ber of Commerce in the season ahead, the
best program in its history.
For Home Defense
The changes in warfare are brought home
to us in peacetime in the new bills contem
plated for home guards and defense programs.
North Carolina legislature, with those of 42
other states, convening this month, will be
asked to enact four ''Model laws," represent
ing the first attempt in the United States to
bring about uniform programs to solve the
problems of sabotage and home defense.
Formerly the most deadly fighting centered
around the armies and navies of warring
countries, but now it is the civilians at home
and the public properties that get the worse -of
The four bills, on sabotage, prevention, con
trol of explosives, state home guard, and
mobilization, and protection of public proper
ty, are designed to meet new conditions of
war and defense.
The governors of the states, attorney gene
ral and other state officers drafted the four
bills last August in Washington at a Federal
State Conference on Law enforcement prob
lems on National Defense.
The model laws wiU be presented to the
North Carolina legislature through the State
Commission on Interstate cooperation headed
by attorney general Harry McMullan, and
composed of five members, each of the house
And senate, and five administrative officers.
It is to be hoped that the old question of
State's rights will not stick its head up, for it
is increasingly brought to our attention in
the changes of modern life, and the vast
shortening of distances, the importance of
uniform laws in general in all the states of
the Union. Let us trust that no hard headed
solon will feel that it is his duty to block the
passage cf this necessary piece of legislation.
Arno B. Cammerer, retiring director of the
National Park Service in the last report, states
that during the past fiscal year the Federal
Park System has formed a "unique" moral
bulwark in the nation's defense drive.
In his report he points out that the nation's
ideals must be kept burnished as "that mortal
quarter is the first object of enemy attack."
"Always a safety valve for the stresses
anti strains of life," Mr. Cammerer said, "the
national parks conditioning effects will be of
prime, importance in a program of making
the nation physically fit the first principle
of a successful defense."
The growth of the national parks in the
United States in the past year was also
brought out in the report. On July, 7, 1939,
tihe National Park Service had custody of
over 20,817,226 acres in 154 areas. By July
of the past year, the total has reached 221,
550,783 acres in 161 areas, an increase of
If you have your copy of Life
magazine ... and most subscrib
ers seem to keep them ... look
up the copy of December the 30th
. . . . it carried pictures of Fred
Moody Carey . . . sophomore at
Dartmouth College . . . who plays
on the football team . . . and Jim
Clayton Carey . . . freshman, of
Amherst . . . and captain of the
freshman football team , . . both
bear the name of their distinguish
ed grandfather .... (one with
"Moody" and the other with
"James") of the late Congressman
James M. Moody, of Waynesville
. they are sons of Mr. and Mrs.
Fred Carey, of Hartford, Conn. . .
(the latter Elizabeth Moody) . . . .
the occasion . . . . Life sent one of
their special photographers to
ebreties . . . in order that those spend a week-end at Smith Colleee
throughout the state might also . . . he seemed to have passed an
see the leading participants of the agreeable and bracing visit . . . .
day .... in fact ail during toe taking pictures of some 330 girls
inaugural ceremonies . . . . the and their escorted dates. . . . .
"flashes" of the photographers cut j ' .- .
across the stage . . . one felt the; Recently we heard this one on
satisfaction of the people of the Mildred Crawford ... and while
state in the retiring administration it happened some years ago it has
and the high note of confidence lost none of its humor . . . Mildred
in the incoming administration . . . was teaching in the schools in
one is bound to be inspired by the Porto Rico ... her pupils were dark
largest vote ever given a governor skinned natives . . . . she ordered
in North Carolina . ... the honor ac- some stockings from the states .
corded Mr. Broughton in the dec- "flesh tinted'' . . . the order was
tion I tilled . . . and the package came . . .
she opened the box all expectant
to find the stockings she had plan
ned to wear with a special gown.
. . . Yes, they were flesh tinted . .
in the color scheme of Porto Rico
. . . . they were a rich chocolate
brown shade. . . . .
One bit of humor broke the sol
emnity of the taking of oath by
the officials .... the senator from
Wake County was given the privi
lege of introducing the state offi
cers as they were sworn in by the
members of the Supreme Court . . .
he must have been pretty much ex
cited . . . before he came to the
Commissioner of Agriculture . . . .
he introduced two state officials as
such . . . the parade was impres
sive . . . . but the spirit of the
day. and the trend of the times
brought close home . ... Fort
Bragg had sent up a large repre
sentation , . . both white and color
ed soldiers, marching with a mili
tary step that belied the fact that
many had only recently enlisted
in the ranks of the U. S. Army
. . . the coast guard with their
boats were there . . . planes flying
in formation over the parade drew
their share of attention . . . heavy
artillery drawn by trucks lent a
foreboding touch . . . . the firing
of the great guns as the parade
Chas. Ray must be in a par
ticularly affable mood these days
Bill Prevost "I think there
should be one commissioner for
every congressional district, and
in districts where- they are extra
large, there should be more than
Paul Walker 'I approve of
leaving the number as it now
stands, but in making a number
of new appointments in the members."
J. Harden Howell "I think I
would favor reducing the number,
and getting the commission more
on the basis of a state highway
department, rather than a political
Jarvis Campbell "I think the
number should be reduced. We
don't need so many officers draw
ing pay, and there is not enough
work to keep them all busy."
Dill Howell "'l approve of re
ducing the number for the bene
fit of Haywood County."
William Medford "I would ap
prove keeping the commission as
it is, but have it reorganized."
Daytime Pigeon Curfew
A daytime curfew is required for,
pigeons in a proposed Toledo city
ordinance. The law would provide,
that pigeons must be confined to
the premises of the owner between
seven a. m. and seven p. m. with
a $10 fine for violation of the regu
If you are coasting you may be
sure you are going down hill.
. . . a man about town came to him
and wanted to borrow 14 on a
note he held . . . now Charles might
have let him have the money under
ordinary circumstances, but he cer
tainly must have been in an opti
mistic frame of mind . . . to put
up the money after the man stated
his reason for needing it at this
time-. . . he was "going to Fort
Bragg, where he planned to get a
job in the shipyards." . . ,
Y 0 U ' RETELL IN G ME !
-By WILLIAM BITT
Central Press WriUr
AT THIS time of the year ifs
natural that a man figures it must
have been two other fellows who
did all that blitzkrieging last night.
- Tom and Jerry. -
It's Grandpappy Jenkins who
opines that one thing the Italian
army can never be accused of is
going on a sit-down strike.
As all belligerents have disco v-
SL "im' 2E.l2r - this aerial warfare.
it isn't the original cost of a war
T ' ' ' i that amounts to so much it'a the
their gay music pepped up the thou- !OTCrh-.a
Minus mien iqii( ura muewiiu . . .
A Sad Anniversary
January the 23rd, marks the eighth an
niversary of Hitler's coming into power in
Berlin. There may be great rejoicing in Ger
many, but the world will not consider the day
in any sense a festive occasion.
The anniversary will fill the citizens of
many nations with sadness, for no other event
of the past eight year has had such a far
reaching affect on international affairs.
When he assumed control in Germany, we
were not much concerned, as we had had no
particular love for the country since the days
of the World War. We went about our own
business, little realizing the destiny of fate
surrounding the event. But we are not to be
blamed for our blindness, as the countries in
Europe seemed not to realize what he was
doing in Germany.
Now as we look back we know that he had
gave evidence of their '
training for defense . . . . the
town overflowing with fresh young
debutantes . . . and their escorts
. . . . many making their first bow
to society in the inaugural ball
. . . . school children ... all inter
mingled with the grave and grey
ing heads of many of the high dig
nitaries . . . . members of the leg
islature . . . . and the governor and
his First Lady looked the part . ,
with their dignity and graciousness
to the citizens of the state
it was indeed a proud day for them
both ... and to share such honor
with their own home folks. ...
Bing Crosby is to receive $500,
000 a year. After signing a con
tract like that we think it would
be more appropriate if he changed
his nickname to Bang I
England has reduced its manu
facture of razor blades to 5 per
cent. Britain is determined to
win the war, even if by only a
A Canadian reported to police
that he lost nearly $5,000 in his
first poker game. Beginner's bad
No wonder Europeans eye as
with envy. Not only do we have
tb bulk of the earth's riches, but
we've got the biggest and best air
raid shelter ever invented Mam
moth Cave.-' -
Publications, as well as people are refuging
to this country from Europe. Recently an
tf orwottnnal -'tilant science journal called
Chronica Botanic has moved headquarters planned far into the future, when he became ! SLSliifi4 T? of ta"
THE OLD HOME TOWN
- By STANLEY
But even amid such absorbing
excitement ' . . mn kanl k-mU
talk of the coming four years . . . (
their voices would become very se-'
rious ... as they reviewed the past '
four . . . . and what the coming '
four might bring in comparison . . j
they seem to feel that the new gov-!
error will have more decisions and '
problems to face than the retiring '
one . . , that th critical tmt i
The heart and soul of gdect
vice," he said, ''isn't in utiJ
I MOTOR S ( I rl J iVTj I
UoJ' BtUNSA.KAtCrM,-DEie CLOCK MP
oci viwc, uo oaiu, T isn t in ntioJ
neaaquaners nor in the heHm,
ters of the respective states J
vcintuxics. i La uean and goul i
in the more than 6,000 local boarl
wnere patriotic citizens are at
arduous task of determinin .
shall be inducted and who shall
put inw ueierrea class ficnti
weigh all evidence, studying ev
miKiB, wiuwui any pay the 8a
faction of feeling that their i
is vitally important to the
try's welfare and perhaps
Colonel O'Killiher knows his
wnen our last world war's drf
law was enacted he was pratic
law in Oconto, Wis. "Like thl
sands of others," he relates "I
swerd the call to serve on a I
board. It was a big responsibil
deciding the future of boys I'd bn
acquainted with from birth,
whose fathers and mothers'
my personal friends. Still, thi
was some satisfaction in being a,
ui uo it lainy ana Wltn lull COM
eration for the best interests of
neighbors, my community and
Called to Washington
Then the colonel was named
ordinator of local boards throuj
out Wisconsin. Subsequently
was called to Washington as
tional draft inspector. Since 11
he s been a member of the ji
army ana navy selective serf
committee, which has been perff
ing plans for today's setup
"As national draft inspector.'
observes, referring to his extf
ence in the last war era. "I vis
hundreds of boards in all partj
the United States in huge cifl
in large and small towns and irJ
ral districts. There was a wide
ference between various
methods, but the result always!
the same, Just as it is Tiow.
sions were made in the best iif
ests of communities and the cj
ttr nnil t.lipv hnrl th nnnrnvis
" V M "u'l
"Dependence was a major of
for exemption and only about A
per cent of those selected tot si
ice were married. In a majoritl
these cases no dependency wis
volved. In many of them the
band never had supported his '
Some were being supported
wives and relatives, and it I
with almost unanimous commit
approval that they were chostf
'One case created quite a st
government agency in Washi;
wanted its workers exempte
the ground that they couji
replaced. The local board rt
the request. Upon appeal tt 1
General Crowder, head of the
ice administration, upheld
board. The issue, thereupon
put up to the Secretary of
Baker. At the bottom ol th
ter, demanding exemption, t
retary wrote, No. Bern
there's no such thing as absol 1
dispensibility, or a worker $ '
be permitted to die even'."
Principal the Sam ;
The colonel recognizes tt'"
draft law of 1917 and our K
lective service law aren't id
'But the principal' he f
the same. Success of tbef
depends UDon tho local
made up of the registrants':
"The first World war
tremendous. When it was
American people were aj
selective service is the tnos'.j
eratie, efficient, econoi
fairest method of securini
our military forces.
Nobody's happier than I
the thought that today
raising an army to fight a
or anywhere else. We re
these boys to insure us
war. That doeant changed
that selective service is
just as practical and tfiicie
"And never forget that t
share of the credit goes to
JbsI a Hab
Back in he "gay a:r.f'
Countrr club of Boston ke;
flock of shcjp which nibbH
fairwavs of the eolf cc-'1
cropped- the! short an
method of saving expense t
mower. At first the jotf1
were permitted to frolic
mto maturity. However,
one of tbe'emptoTees s!
Iamb served to the club "1
They enjoyed the treat to rl
spring Iamb has been s pj
to Waltham, Massachusetts,
chancellor of Germany.
sent and great ability
; waavui WU jBUjT
the club Bienu ft mor
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