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THURSDAY, JULY 3, 1941
July 4th, 1941
July the 4th, 1941, will have a new mean
ing to the citizens throughout the land. One
hundred and sixty-five years ago the set
tlers of a new country decided that it should
be "free and independent". They knew that
the step they were about to take would bring
the armed forces of the mother country in
For generations since that momentous de
cision Americana have more or less taken
for granted the results of that step. Today
we are face to face with the serious prob
lem of keeping that freedom and indepen
dence.. One famous World War veteran has re
cently expressed it in a very impressive
manner. He says that 23 years ago we got
a new lease on freedom, but that now Hit
ler has said that our lease has run out, and
that we must arrange for another extension
Freedom and independence of any nation
must be nourished and cherished. To keep
these valuable assets of our daily lives sac
rifices and eternal vigilance are necessary;
It was announced during the week that
the Governor would take advantage of the
1941 law which would allow 25 members to
the 189 highway patrolmen now serving
. In this section of the state we do not
realize what has taken place in the defense
areas in the eastern part of the state and
how this has effected trafficthat makes this
addition a pertinent need at this particular
time. The addition win also facilitate traf
fic throughout the state.
This week a selection of 100 physically
fit applicants are to be entered in a six weeks'
training course at the state fair grounds.
The 25 who make the best records will be
given permanent jobs in the service. We
sincerely trust that those responsible for
awarding the jobs will keep in mind that
one of the qualifications for a good patrol
Wa.n is one who practices safe and sane driv
ing on the highways and not a man who likes
to show his authority by going at break
neck speed endangering lives of those he is
supposed to protect, when his line of duty at
the time does not call for such excessive
When the transport plane of the Pennsylvania-Central
Airlines made its first official
stop at the new Asheville-Hendersonville
airport it was not making history for the .
two towns designated in the name alone, but
-for Western North Carolina and the entire
tate. ' :-
The realization of this service is another
proof that our isolation here in the moun
tains is gone. We touch the outside world
in all modes of modern travel.
The lack of means of transportation which
held back this mountain section when other
parts of the state were being developed is
now wiped away, and we are now a part of
that great network of travel by air that con
nects this country by swift travel facilities.
Yet only a few years back it was said that
planes would never be able to land in West
ern North Carolina. ;:
Another link to join the West with the
East The capitol of the state is less than
two hours away from us and from Murphy
to Manteo in less than a half day's journey.
The country appears to be full of authori
ties who can give creditable diagnosis of the
needs of tday and just how this great na
tion can best work out its salvation.
Few have impressed us as much as the
points made by Henry R. Dwire vice-president
and public relations director of Duke
University in his talk to the Western Nort
Carolina Rotarians at an inter-city meeting
held in Asheville last week.
Mr. Dwire, who is a speaker of rare charm
and humor, has equal ability to drive home
a serious message, outlined the following
as needs of today: rededication to self-sac
rificing citizenship, a spirit of sincere toler
ance, a spirit of . sound balances, and a spiri
of courageous optimism.
We were particularly struck by his re
marks about balance between the "old and
the new, a balance between idealism and
. realism." ;
"We must take advantage Of the new
technique and at the same time retain the
good things of the past. We must have old
fashioned friendliness, faith, loyalty, hon
esty and integrity," he said.
This is such a sane approach to the tur
moil of today. There are many who are
so stubborn in holding to the past, that they
are blind to the changing times and the
necessity of new solutions of problems while
others wish to fling aside the strength and
discretion that the past will always have to
lend to the present.
Measles Versus Teachers
We note with interest that down in Ral
eigh the city superintendent of schools is
making a request for additional teachers and
asking that exceptions be made in the allot
ment by the State School Commission on
the basis of average attendance.
We have sympathy for the Raleigh super
intendent, because the request was made
as the result of a measle epidemic. We had
occasion to visit some of our own local schools
during both measles and flu epidemics. We
appreciate what he must be up against.
While at first glance this method of al
lotment of teachers seems fair, there are
exceptions that should be worked out so as
not to cripple the efficiency of the school
under normal times.
Under the most favorable conditions the
teacher, load in our state is great enough
and if allotment should always be made on
the attendance regardless of how unusual
the events were to bring it down tempor
arily, the schools will suffer.
This is not merely a problem for the Ral
eigh schools, but one for all schools of the
K2AST OF THE TOWN"
Why Let Hitler
Monopolize Fifth Column!
J OF THE
HERE and THERE
. HILDA WAY GWYN
From the Trash Can
Mayor La Guardia in announcing a nation
wide collection of scrap aluminum for July
the 21st set as a goal 20,000,000 pounds
enough aluminum to provide for 2,000 fight
This is a call that every household in the
nation can answer, for in every kitchen, or
basement, or store room may be found a
discarded cooking utensil.
The following from The Reidsville Review
dramatizes the situation:
You're a sad -looking specimen, said the
pot to the kettle. All burned black, and ly
there in the corner of the Cellar for the past
two years, no good to man nor beast.
You've got a lot of nerve, responded the
kettle. There's a hole in you big enough to
run molasses through, except for the cob
webs. You aren't fit to hold old paint
Guess you're right, sighed the pot. I hope
somebody will remember us when the n
loonal drive to collect old aluminum comes
along. I'd rather be part of a bomber than
a dust collector in this old cellar.
If you hear any old aluminum pots and
kettles in your cellar or attic talking in those
terms, better look 'em over. An opportun
ity is igoing to be offered soon to make them
useful once more in the nation's service.
There was something very thrill
ing Saturday afternoon waiting at
the Asheville-Hendersonville air
port fop the big ambulance plane
. .. brought by the employes of the
Baltimore, Ohio Railway to send
to England . . .a duplicate of which
"The Old North State Fund" plans
to present England ... as a gift
from the citizens of North Caro
lina , . . a present from one of the
thirteen original colonies that
defied England more than a cen
tury and a half ago , . . the people
now heart and soul on the side of
England . . . "taxation without
representation" long since forgot
ten . . . wishing to give every pos
sible aid to England . . . . there
was pulsing drama in the sur
roundings . . . dirt being moved
. . . extensive improvements being
made on the airport . . . that will
Connect Western Carolina by pas
senger service and mail service .
with the outside world . . . in this
most modern mode of transpor
tation . . . Just the day after the
service was inaugurated.
down on the grave yard of Cal
vary Episcopal church at Ardon
. . . then we got ourselves in hand
. . . and did a bit of reasoning .
certainly there was no cause not
to enjoy the ride . . .and if the last
one . . . all the more reason . ,
and the back of the pilot was so
reassuring. , . .
Then a speck in the sky . . which
began to take form . . . and then
the big ship moving toward the
earth ... it had left the Carolina
coast around 10 o'clock in the
morning . . . made a half dozen
stops en route with ceremonies at
each . . . and across the state be
fore sun down . . . it gave one a
spirit of neigbborliness " . ." , to
the coast dwellers ... we had never
before had . . . a realistic illus
tration of the modern elimination
of distance . . , officials of the move
ment in American to supply these
"mercy ships" to England . , . .
headed by George Ross Pou . . .
State treasurer ... , and treasurer
of the "01 J North State Fund" to
raise the ITO.OOO to purchase the
ship.:.'. , .
The plane, as you have read . . .
is to be especially designed to meet
the needs for relief of the civilian
population of the bombed areas of
England .-, '. . where the ruthless
hand of war has destroyed proper
ty and life .... it wiQ nave facilities
for four stretchers and two sit
ting cases, medical attendant, pilot
and co-pilot .... it will be an im
proved model at ambulance plane
now used by the United States
Coast guard, Army and Navy. . , .
Folks expect too much according to H. I.
Phillips, the eminent humorist who claims:
"Nobody can be funny all the time as peo
ple think a professional funny man should
be". To which we might add that some are
unreasonable to expect a radio comedian to
be funny part of the time. -Exchange.
The newspaper commentator always has
this advantage over his colleague of the
radio. He doesn't have to pronounce those
It's funny how the best place to make
money, is just like the greenest grass on
the other side of the fence.
Incidentally wa took our first
ride in an airplane while we were
waiting for th "mercy ship" to
arrive . . . after it was all over
we were surprised at ourselves
. having had heretofore no desire
to leave the ground . ..-.-we won
dered afterward if we had not
been beguiled to accept the invi
tation by the excitement of the
hour ; . . Mr. T. L. Bramlett .
city alderman ... one of the
representatives from Waynesville
, was invited to take a ride . . .
he declined the invitation . . , .
then it passed down the line , . .
and the next thing we knew . . , .
there we were in the plane . , . .
seated opposite Mrs. Hugh A- Love,
town clerk ... and in front with the
pilot sat Sam Cabe of the city no-
lice force . . . we recall that when
we stepped up, we were a bit
shaky, but said we were "game
. . . when that belt with the most
secure buckle we have ever had
fastened on us was snapped down
. . . and the roar of the motors
deafened our hearing . . . and the
ship began to leave the ground . . .
we began to have misgivings . . .
why did we so glibly say, "we were
delighted" . . . the plane was
steadily rising ... then we were
told we were 2,000 feet in the air
. . . and making 100 miles an hour
. . . there was a slight jar, then a
bump ... we thought of home and
family ... we grabbed the seat
. , . (with our one good hand) . .
and unconsciously moved our foot
to get ready ... Just in case you
know to Jump , . . then we. looked
We were much interested in talk
ing to our host and pilot . v . Mr.
Mark Reed, of Asheville . , Mr.
Reed has been flying for eight
years . . . his work takes him in
five States ... he grew tired of
being away frim his family so
much . . . he became interested in
flying'.',-, as a means of transpor
tation to his business ... not mere
ly for the sake of the hobby of
flying . . . he had just come that
morning from a business trip to
Memphis . . he often goes to Ral
eigh for a day's work of Six hours
or more , . . in the morning. .. , and
back in time for supper with his
family . . all in the same day. ...
Coming down to earth and the
travel on ground . . . we had oc
casion last week to drive down to
Fines Creek . . . and we were so
delighted with the section .
that we drove beyond our desti
nation . . . it is a beautiful drive
. . . down that rich picturesque val
ley . . . through the fertile acres
. . . . of which seemed to be owned
by the Noland families . . . next
time you are wondering where to
go, drive down through that pros
perous section of the county .
of course we admit that we had
been a served a generous slab of
apple pie tipped with delicious
honey . . , with a class of serine
cooled buttermilk . . . and we were
in an appreciative mood ; i . maybe
you 11 fare as well ... any way.
we advise you to take the trip. . .
What is 'your favorite dessert
Henry Francis ."Strawberry
shortcake, the kind my wife makes."
Mrs. Blanche Medford Black
berry pie with bard sauce."
Mrs. W. L. Hardin "When I'm
eating good ice cream I think ice
cream is my favorite dessert and
when I am eating apple roll with
hard sauce I am sure the latter is
Miss Hester Davis "Good straw
Mrs. Jack El wood "Lane cake
It has everything good in it, and
Prevost "Apple pie and
Mrs. John N. Shoolbred "A good
baked egg custard."
Mrs. Jack Felmet "My favor
ite dessert is lemon pie."
Mrs. Carl Medford "I'd rather
have apple pie than anything else."
J. G. Terrell "My favorite des
sert is strawberry shortcake."
W. H. F.
Millar "Apple Pie a
R. V. Erk "A generous piece
of pumpkin pie with plenty of
whipped cream on top with a slice
of cheese on the side."
J. W. Cole "My wife thinks I
can consume more strawberry
short-cake and whipped cream than
ny other dessert."
The 1940 lettuce acreage har
vested of 2,300 acres was a re
cord for the state, reports the N.
C. Department of Agriculture.
We are not questioning Judge
A. Hall Johnson's interpretation
of the law, but it was bad news to
Tar Heel people when he ruled
that the state law imposing re
strictions on the sites chosen for
use as automobile graveyards, is
The law in question stipulated
that places of business which are
largely devoted to the handling
of superannuated automobiles and
parts must be 150 yards or more
away from a hard-faced high
way unless screened from public
view. - '
There is no roadside eyesore
worse that the junkyard in which
automobiles are dumped, and a
way should be found to remedy
the situation in cases where op
erators persist in locating in a
place which is conspicuous for it
unsightliness. Hickory Record.
Central Pre. fW-4
WHY let Herr HitW J
monopoly of fifth ,ni?J
Why shouldn't rw r01
fifth cnlllmr,!,. . "7 aM
v ii, wuraine to
Tiortu th f.r
It stands to res
countries he has pnnm,-J
be tremendously susceptiJ
Pa1.h1 Ulli "u,
mark, Greece. Then.
countries that he hasn't hd
Mucr xorcioiy, Daving m,,
uiw Buojection YugosUi
' i npro'e
too. Its Vichy government J
mure una more pro-Aa
the French and file awnll
certainty. Even the Vichi
v uj. course, j
jjusaiuie exception of fJ
viduals, like Pierre Laval A
miral Darlan and the tJ
more anti-English than he
The attitude of
YOU'RE TELLING ME!
-By WILLIAM KIIT-7
Central Press Writer,
, A TEXAS RABBIT, according
to a news Item, attacked a sol
dier. "I dost believe it," snarled
the Dove e Peace, f "
! I I -:
Tt Uimtt Women, bow to
la OTgumxtd, should b eaOod,
ays Cttadptppy Jtnkioa (who
a miited in trout ol pltntr
ot department stores), the Just-j
Alaks at a stamrpfeUeawT
seiiead. And an ear Uvea weft
feoaght Bslrtore ttrs4 igteoe
clothes rationing Is a good Idea
U might eliminate the Cariat
,uaa tie.' '
J1 X ' -'
y iiB warm in axmrot. 2 moaw
, tho one who pij aootey.i
NaMvee of NewOotaMw'ta
SVkntk Smm( U,ai 1
iwttk strinsja eC taeeettw TkaTaj
!ea nee tbaTs picale-pteof.,'
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."biatorlan. Chine acieBaatJ oon
THE OLD HOME TOWN By STANLEY
( KM lM 60U'J
uauue s e ree r Tench
fighting along side tfc
against the Axis speaks for
Furthermore, news comes
William JJ. Leahy, our dipli
envoy in Vichy, that he'. ,
deluged with letters from orl
citizens of both unoccupied ai
cupiea trance, denouncing
Axis and the Vichy governmrf
collaborating with it. A lot
are said to be "form letterJ
dicating that the eorrespoif
campaign is regularly ores!
and it's obvious how strongly!
authors must feel, or they wJ
have the nerve to mail 'em.
And Italy appears to be ri
fifth columning. The fact ij
evidently, the Italians are as
conquered by the Nazis ii
French or the Dutch or the
are, and it's becoming quite a
ent that they realize it. Some
fifth colmunists might stir 'e
to turning mighty ugly.
Possibility in Russu
Russia, while of course any
but democratic, shows signs
creasing anti-Nazi-ism. Fifth!
umnists perhaps could do 1 ij
useful tinkering in Soviet-J
midst. It hardly could do any
toward undermining Joe
but it could split him off from
Hitler, and then the pair cou
attended to separately,
If Adolf isn't headed off in
meantime, the chances are
before long, he'll annex Dic
Franco of Spain as a partner,
nor Franco, thouirh, is mtl
hated . by approximately hai
least, of his fellow Spacil
Competent fifth columnizing 01
to succeed in stirring up a rl
against him, forestalling a
tion between himself and
And finally there are pretty
pendable rumors that there s
siderahle discontent with i
right in Germany. It's frighd
undercover necessarily, but hv,
it, if possible, would be extrr
It's hard to recall now, but
of record that there were Iih
loving Germans who, long agn
sented kaiserism, which i
nparlv as bad as Nazi-ism,
came over here to the M
States to get away from it.
wondered if this spirit has ent
evaporated and have consulted
eral very reliable sources on
subject, with resultant assara
that the old sentiment is still
nerinir nnlv. todav. there W
cally is no place for the ma'
tents to emigrate to, as were
when we welcomed our
Sburzes and General Sigels,
So why, right in the Fatherl
wouldn't some intensive fiJ
Ko honpficial! T
there's no denying that it w4
The adverse argument is tt1
this stage of the world, wt
corporal's guard of machine 1
ners, faithful to a a'"""''l
suppress a popular uprisirtfaffN
him, no matter how
would-be-revolt. . .
r-.Ki- Russia 7
UCUICIUim , J
Yet I can remember ne
revolution in czarist RusrJ
J- II.-J onnnllV OOF
. t. -roH nevertn
To be sure, it didn't result
! J. T tro DUllM
aU the same. And it rmght"
been a good thing if the Mwf
hadn't been so unciviiizeu. 1
Anyway, Herr Hitler's
iiubls ou a K V -.-.Jl
i,nfAn.!a furious noso""!
him that it can't but require
. . omn nun
enougn siorm w . M y
AnrI TTTS fifth columni!" i
been successful enough at
up comparatively local sw"
n.f a. sufficient n"1"
of democratic ones, tt0J
direction, should create ; " t
thatll send him to the bottom-1
Beating him by a m-"-HE
invented would be humors
James V. Oliver, of WJi
to Blanche Pressley, 01 v"
Most people owe so many. 1
tV 4of tAirl not to " t
1 ' ""inirxxi,,
of themnintir tomorrow
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