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THURSDAY, JANUARY 23
THE WAYNES VTLLE MOUNTAINEER
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THE WAYNESVILLE PRINTING 00.
Main Street Phone 1ST
Wayneeville, North Carolina
Tko County Sat of Haywood County
Nine Months Term
We note with interest that a bill has been
introduced in the State Legislature making
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THURSDAY, JANUARY, 23, 1941
The Home Guard
We understand that twenty-five men vol
unteered last Friday night for service in the
home guard. With national guards in camp,
even in peacetime it is necessary to have such
groups in communities, in case of local dis
turbances or disaster, that might call for
more members in authority than the regular
law enforcement officers now number.
There is to be no compensation for services,
the men will give their time for the protection
of home, without the glory often attached
to "serving in the army."
The organization of home guards is part of
the great national defense program, that
when functioning in full blast, will be felt
in every community in the United States.
Since Waynesville has been selected as one
of the headquarters for a home guard unit
In the state, we are glad that the call has
been answered with such a fine initial res
ponse, and we feel sure that the required
number will be enlistd in short order.
Home guards are proving to be of vital
and increasing importance in modern warfare
methods, and seems to be as necessary as the
front line defense.
the State provided school term a nine months
term. Before such a bill could be put into
effect, it will be necessary to revise the report
of the appropriations committee.
In the fetter's report just submitted, no
expense was provided for in excess of the 8
months term. It is estimated tnat approxi
mately $2,500,000 additional funds would be
required in the event the bill is passed. Just
where this much additional revenue will come
from is a problem for the legislators now in
session to work out.
There are many reasons why North Caro
lina should have a 9 months school term.
Teachers, educational authorities, and school
patrons have felt the need with a growing
The argument most often offered is the
matter of better preparation. A definite
course of study is mapped out by the edu
cational authorities for each term, and the
teachers and pupils must speed up in eight
months what should effectively be covered
in nine months. They are of one accord that
this method defeats the desired thorough
mastery of subjects.
While the majority seem inclined to urge
a nine months term as the first step, there
are others who would rather have a 12th
grade added." There is something to be said
on each side.
The proponents of the idea of increasing the
number of grades, argue that many students
are now being sent from high school to col
lege, not only inadequately prepared, but also;
too young to grope with the complexities of- Uad to . . . only a very
our larger institutions of learning. few fortunate ones enjoy that
KIND OF STRIKING NEEDED RIGHT NOW
HER E and TH E R E
HILDA WAY GWYN
. . i a
What do you think about tkt
organization of a home guard for
J. IF. Patton Member of city
police department "I think we
should have one. We don't know
what might happen here in the
next year, and with the National
Guard gone, we need a home guard
Jack MeerU think a home
guard a good thing, and necessary
We would like to extend our. derneath his refined polish he was as a part of the National Defense
best wishes and congratulations to not the effiminate type that such a' program, as well as a fine thing
Mr. and Mrs. W. T, She! ton . . ..description would signify today tor the community.'
who last Saturday observed their ( we hope that he knew how to I , ' . "
nitieth anniversary ... m the first treat 'em rough. . . . IT. C. All,
Place the Fates have been unusu- ' I should hav
"Don't ever put anything in The
many years of married life togeth- :t ' A . T-
K.f i wr. L to be read,- said Mrs. Jimmy
NEWS AND VIEWS FROM WASHINGTON
Planes In War At Last
Regarded As Indispensible
Central P. r.i..
- " wumniat,
and sailors alike, still a',"
vinced that aviation has .Ly
them obsolete, but current t
e c rapidly Kpi-
them over to the view ,vT
plane ia considerably moreT
tant than a good many 0fl
j uvueuk h was.
They have agreed all
it was what they called a
arm," but they're becoming
meed now that if s an absal,
indispensible one. During thai
world conflict aviators wereT
vuKnen. a utue bombin i
oone irom Zeppelins, and hei
than-air crafts also practiJ
certain amount of unn .3
earthling forces and shipg T
aa weU as between thenuel
Principally, however, a flyer1, i
mesa waa to spot suitable u,
for his side's land artillery to
centrate on, from farther t'
than, down on the ground, a
noneer could see to take aim. fi
ing located the desired target
airman then signalled his eart
battery as to just where it u
marksmen adjusted their ,2
the proper angle, and-iitof
their, shots landed accordingly,
se it was the same way. u
tion served as a fleet's eyes stl
range. On their own indepesd,
account they seldom ever tried
bui Trawl on ine ocean mk
That forces on terra firm
J. R. Boyd Veteran, Spanish
War."NaturalIy I would approve
of the plans for a home guard."
Johnny Ferouton--"! approve of
a home guard and I think our citi
zens should be glad that Waynes
ville was chosen as one of the
units for home guards in the state.'
"By all means we
home guard. If I
were the proper age I would join ' afloat needed flyers to keep M
uuormea concerning enemy ti
" uusputea, out the
men wern i rated as pondenl
formidable as direct. firt.J
Mary Sledfordul think that the
aftUU SmUriO ... WH a. . .... . ' l a waa
- - - . rrk n a rvnnT! -ar i . VTua- nAtriA rinovri enniw ia a Htmhi a s
I coneratuiat them on their oer- r . . - , .-- . - . : coiuDlainta
tUI 1 111 J-'V"-' k J V- wa. W AM , .aVM4 va wm wau. Mauuaaa n a aU --a VU
sides, "let England fight her battles," "it's vth companionship between the
a lonjr wav across the Atlantic" "let's don't .S!jJ
go after Hitler untU he Comes after US," and spiration to every married couple Thursday morning, before I even, flood or some other disaster.
so on. They have always struck us as being or the acquaintance . . those just rr. T!:PJt S
, , , , i "startinB' and thnae rn tha Press . . . and in 24 hours, I had
a Viewpoint that missed the mark. ! -middle of 'the lo jouraey" . . not on,T applicants . . . . but
The following excerpts from an editorial time and association have not dull- 39 Pr,s hd been to niy office . . .
in the Charlotte Obsener found a ready res-' ed their romance. ..but has quick- hev e from remotest sec-
non withiM- enea ana aeepenea tnear maoon- -- -
NYA hospital project ... you ran the National Guard, for in the ab
a short news story for us . . senc of. tha latter in our communi
and they sUrted coming in early we protection in case of a
Oti O. Burgin.! certainly ap
prove of the organization. With
National Guards away, we need
some local protection.'
"In the hubbub of discussion of aid to
today after fifty rears d00 " how they had found out
they have something . . . that bout it . . . in time to get to the
Dr. N. M. MedforduYes, I ap
prove of a home guard for protec-
Peanuts And Apples
Peanut growers of Eastern Carolina and
Virginia, are staging a campaign the last of
this month, in an effort to get America to eat
fifty tons of peanuts as part of the obsenTtnce
of National Peanut Week.
A similar campaign staged here in Western
North Carolina with apples would do much
towards getting our own people eating some
of the best apples grown in America,
Numerous letters have been received since
the holidays from people who received Hay
wood apples for Christmas, stating that the
flavor of these apples were superior to any
that they had ever eaten before. We know of
the Michigan authority on apples, who made
puch a similar statement.
As far as we are concerned, it would be
easier to eat off the -bumper crop of apples
than peanuts, and yet the campaign with pea
nuts is reported to be taking every form of
success, which means that the same thing
could be accomplished with Western North
act Mas "j. . , - . .
Britian, you can hear a lot of talk about pull- even youth today with life full of office so quickly -... she continued fv"! , lDe
ing John Bulls Chestnuts out Of the fire, and Promises . . . can weU envy them - y" I always read every
- . . . .. . . : . . . it h tVn th Kuinantvn word of the naoer.- but I did not'
lighting IJnglands battles for England and. peopje to build such a realize how many others must do 5tf" Atkurtk Barber -I not
such cheap, unintelligent twaddle and driveL companionship . . . "Unde Will" be same .... until you ran the ODly PProve of a home guard for
That's not the idea at all behind the Na-I "d -Aunt Hattie have made a story for me asking for appli- the ba ! think that the
tional program of rushing whatever material'4 ?
. . . n .. . . . i and may they observe many more
assistance to Great Britian that Amencan) anniversaries. . , , If you want to learn something
industry can produce m the way of guns, 1 about thrift and expert shopping
planes, tanks and ships and whatever else may ... we advise you to consult Betty
be reouired tn enable that counti-v .-success' In the passing of Mrs. E. B. - and ... age 7, young daughter
fully to resist the Nazis.
Camp . , . this community has lost of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Noland . . .
uik ui iu unesfc ciuxeos wxjaoi iure w m xcw. uajts
The late General Billy MiJ
of the United SUtes army wssl
first miliUry man of consequi
w assert uiat, from a plane,
positively could sink ships-J
wun wasn t untU the last i
was over. The general proved
could do it, too. He got the t
to moor a couple of old bulks
vapes ana, swoop!
aown on tnem, he sent em to
Navy men said it wasn't t i
vmong test, though. They poid
wit u ute two ships were at
V not aodgmg around. Ti
Ijaowere unaed. p,
-- uiy, as aure-enough
craft would have been doine
.1 L - . . .
oucuujr oe coma ieep on
unui lie scored bullseves. K
i t.- ir-r t.-T tv:v; were oi the oninin. m
u i 'w, w r M, m , r a kUUl . - - t mv- as
the organization of a home guard' , .oanonstration would haul
women should have the opportunity
of training, for service in the Na
tional Defense program.
tinder the circumstances is the
logical course, since the National
Guards of the state are now in
V e are not DrODOSinC to dO all Of thlS one review her lif nA Han before Christmas ... . with her-
merely for the sake Of England. among us . . . . we realize that she parse bursting with the sum of cmP-
-Tf :i i,o fv;a - k; ' belongs to that group known as ''$1.00 . ... and a Christmas list IT !
,o v " vvu"' " rf L ! 'Mnsnng hersines- . . . she emerg- name long ; . . . Betty shopped5 I"nse is burned in many Brit-
u) piaioiuc impulse oi imecuon to mese ed from the Ungle of handicaps with care and discretion . . . she' feh ir raid shelters. Maybe that's
other English speaking peoples.
"Far more selfish than that, almost sar
and led a foil, rich and unselfish gave a lot of thought to lectin? the reason every Britisher was
life . . .. and fought to the last appropriate gifts . . . when she was issoed eaa mask.
witli the sportsmanship of a sol- ready to leave town . . . she had' : - .
! dier ... Barelv does a rerson born nnnhint Kor 17 mft. tA Ttlin uJition in Alk.ni.
"The Simple hard-boiled fact of the case is, in another section of the country a total of 7 cents left". . . Betty rience temperatures of 20 below
that the most moving impetus behind this fl close to their adopted home . . . . we want to date you up right zero, thus having no difficulty in
DOlicv Of fiivinir this aid to Emrland tn Ave " Jlr- p t1? ' love- now to go Christmas shopping with; obeying to the letter their officer's
:w:,, . vt- k..:..I7. . vt XWnue and. the people , . , us next December. . . . . command to keep cool
vuiaicS me uiwujr uusiiicjj kji na lux xiiucT, and she had nride m the tow
bloody business of having Hitler! and she had pride in the town and
to Whip. J in the citizens . . . she gaTe of her
There is a sense in which it means thati ft"" l time . , to civic and
the United States is doing its best to ry! ptf 2 ; j
exemption from War through the medium of. and in her loyalty and sincerity'
we have never
YOU 'RE TE LLI NG M E !
-By WILLIAM BJTT
Crarroi Preaa Writer
Charlotte Goes "Drxf
"its an ill wind that blows no . . . etc"
and to think that it took an epidemic of
flu to bring about the enforcement of a city
ordinance prohibiting spitting on the streets.
Such 13 the case in Charlotte, where 109,000
people comprise the "Queen City."
The police of Charlotte have received ord
ers to arrest all persons who spit on the side
walks, with the ordinance, yellow with age
"It shall be unlawful for any person to spit
upon, or throw hulls, peelings or other litter
upon any . of the sidewalks in the city, or upon
the floors of any churches, public halls, theat
ers, street cars or other public places orer
which ladies are accustomed to pass."
Such an ordinance should be enforced in
every town in the country, not only daring
epidemics of flu, but at all times, in the sake
of health and common decency.
eouiDDinar the British tn stnH in tha front friendship
, -.i.:u i j .t. .. . .t .. i snown anyone to ran higher. . . I t
mjrwuue mis cwun try uauos mem iae weap- . - t Tinee who called Mussolini a which a Chamber of Commerce
ons With which to stand there With their own . ' Vl' ' ''..'. baek-stabber when he entered the. may claim large populations with
flesh and blood and strive for ultimate victorr -The wmr hare gotten imxed up on, nothmg to contradict them.
wv. ii. a v- -..v.- I,' in .J:rZrZ:r::i 1 weapons. Now it appears that
" itcu jvu iwb. ak uiasa l"""irg rn5f Wli --t, . vu.uuuu; awa jj
the case the picture on the outside changes 'Tb
; uel Isler at Iron Duff. . . Vothino-
"It means that America is furnishing the unportance was done besides
wasnt a knife 11 Duce threw
" but s boomerng".-- .' -
materials and Great Britian is furnishing the
men for this war in which the democracies
of both hare equal stake.
It means that we in this country are reach-
Prof. Bernhard Ostroknk of the School of
Business and Civic Administration at City
CoSege concluded from extensive research
yesterday that "poverty in the United States
"ActnaUy, people haTe more goods and
services than at any time before," he said.
"They merely imagine they are poorer."
Zadok Dumbkopf says he knows
- ?-n n-W- v:. w: v.i
allowing necessaryjpproprUtiona- England by drmking aU the Scotch
r begm . to wonder bTeaTnold."
which is the shorter distance . w . .
tfyou Jn search of stimala- NilHfteell brmgs
' th?f0reOmf taken ef nrne eJreTree vS ir,
mg down into our pockets for the fmanml . r miT?WUi'"w
Sinews essential to the prosecution of the copy owned by Mrs. J. B. Henry.
conflict while England is reaching out into' - The late J. P. Herren, father
its home and aroond its hearthstones and ilis Jess" Herren and Mrs.
snatching its human resources for the sl
end. iHffl caught a trout the other day.
"America U merely trying to buy itself off i hmg nearly one pound ; . . .j
from eventual active conflict with the Satis! ?J !l!fft T-
v . , , ,. . ... I heard of being caught oat of Bieh-.
by proposing to load up the English soldiers' land thiaeaaon- . . whiehloea1
and sailors and airmen with whatever equip-! to show that we donVhave every-!
ment they may need to whip Hitler and there-' ihing todr imnagine going down :
by spare this country the necessity of facing! .i
tnat same job later m the event England does! ng yw line . . . instead of ridin!
to the head waters of Cataloochee!
. . . or the West Fork of Pigeon
. . . or Big Creek . . . wading a
stream ... and maybe ?TTtg home
wita aa empty basket . . another
one catching our interest .. . was
the rleseriptioa of a certain rentie-
maa, of Hickory . "who with
his sister as assistant, waa tzaAinr
school at Clyde . . . and Mr. ESank
is very polished, refined an..
coarteum gentlemaa we kaT a1
life sixe picture of Mr. Tg.,y i
our aund . . . and we maSe
A Communist newspaper refers
to Joe Stalm aa a trong,"silent
man." We wouldn't know aboout
his strength, but, boy, he sure has
Nowadays, says Grandpappy
Jenkins, a woman is as liable to
change her face as often aa .
iir. v.. :-j .
not whip him."
Don't, Mayor Ab Jenkms, of Salt Lake City,
tefls the young men there, use your aoto horn
as a love calL Get out of the ear and call for
your girl as a gentleman should. Newysreek.
One of our readers who has had conside
rable Cbes3 in his family, together with other
forms of additional household expenses, jibes
that just as he was about to make both ends
of his income meet, someone removed the
ends. - ' - .
RAPf -Gwc WPU Ajri
WAVX eat at caiUAN
a vaoaoa a LKtttsf
at Una late day to dwcQ oa aisi
reaetioa ef kaadXinr our roogkl
Haywood boys . but Baayba ua-j
- r m
w a. . -a-
xled if it had been the real in'
vrenana air raidinr hAn,
dusively proved itself, either. &
many's Zeppelin firfita
land in 1914-18 war time wb
uu4Mce, out they did no r
"ge. i was there wMe f
were going on.
That war being over, snrfaa
pens verdict was that arii:1
wasn t more than an adjanci
old-fashioned military and ti
operations. Planes, howr i
tinned to improve themselves
from the standpoint of theiil
structive possibilities, they f
worse and worse. Airmen nTJ
ly began asserting that they (
rea at a stage of developo
here they could WIN
Groundling authorities still th?r
not . .'. ': .. ' . ; i.
The issue could not be decids
anything but experimentatiot f
genuine war conditiotf
which were impossible in f
time, because folk wouldn't
ate 'em except in earnest f
y&i the "unquanned "test tr
eu wnen this war did. I don't tf
- "'j i navy men are qvM.
verted to the idea that aviw'
grown completely up into 1 1
that wags two tails, but they!
tainly, to hear 'em talk, do m
the proposition that it's a wl
a big dog today. They readil!
mit now that it can raise h
shore and sink ships afloat
between two belligerents,
evenly mated on land and J
taey niay be superiority nif k
strength. ; j
ifartkaa Air-Minded jf
Gen. George C, MarshaU, 4 '
chief -of -staff, b recognized m
ation corps officers as being i
minded as they are. I
He's pushed their program
T- He's altered army t
tions in a fashion to encoura?'
atioa interest among gronni
as among airmen 1
sTes. Obviously he wants i.
potential flyers he can gH
alone professionals, but also (
able amateurs, who can
cruited in short order in enifj
ties, and wished into profess
The navr isnt as eneree!
Its duties are more of a tecW
ity than the army's are, so H
Personnel hasnt the time M
training along the addition!
tion line. Still, it's promote ;
nundedness likewise. I
Some enthusiasts predk I
mflitarr ariatimi will orers,
the army and navy yet,
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