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THURSDAY, MARCH l9 J
THE WAYNES VILLE MOUNTAINEER
THE WAYNESVILLE PRINTING CO.
Vain Street Phone 137
Waynesvilte, 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, MARCH 19, 1942
Hold Out Until Fall
(Today's guest editorial is written by Frank
Smathers, of Waynesville and Miami).
If America can just hold out until after
the Fall elections, maybe our pension and
politically minded Congress will then buckle
down to th grim business of winning this
Congress knows we can not win this war
working forty hours a week and observing
all holidays, while our enemies work twenty
four hours a day and observe no holidays.
But, Congress can not afford to offend or
ganized labor, when the elections are just
six months ahead.
Congress also knows that the wages of
labor and the prices of farm produce must
be regulated, and controlled if inflation is
to be avoided, but, it would be political sui
cide for Congress to offend both labor and
the farmers when the elections are just six
months ahead, '
So, while Congress apparently continues
to play politics, devoting more thought and
time to winning elections than winning wars,
and showing more concern over the loss of
their jobs, than the loss of their lives or their
liberties; and while our President is appar
ently content to make fine fireside speeches
and lay down correct and courageous rules
and principles for the settlement of all dis
putes and the guidance of all classes and
groups during this war emergency, the Japs
and the Germans continue to pound Hell out
of our land, air and sea forces.
Most of Haywood always looked on Japan
as a far-away country, that meant little if
anything either way to our every-day mode
of living We knew from grammar school
days that tea, silk, toys and novelties from
there flooded this nation, but gave it no
Not so many years ago, gifted craftsmen
in this county learned to put different color
ed woods together, and created what is now
known as inlaid wood novelties. The busi
ness grew, and demands exceeded all expec
tations, and today, these novelties from Hay
wood are shipped into every state in the
union, and the sum total of pieces in the
course of a year would read like box car
Since the Japanese were specialists in the
novelty field they saw the possibilities of
these beautiful inlaid novelties hurting their
souvenir business, so they planned to go
after American industry or at that time, al
most exclusively a Haywood industry one
better, and give some competition.
A thin paper was developed, and printed
to imitate inlaid woods. This paper was then
carefully pasted over ordinary woods, and
gave the appearance of genuine inlaid, which
found a ready sale in the cheaper markets.
The Jap novelties are out of the picture
now, and trinkets which once flooded the
souvenir markets from foreign factories, are
no longer to be had.
Souvenir dealers are stocking heavily with
genuine American inlaid woods. That means
business for the plants in Haywood, and the
continued flood of orders is the backdrift
from the ill wind of the Pearl Harbor attack.
The First Casualty
This week the casualty list has come home
to Haywood County. In every family in the
county from which men have gone into the
service has come the grim reality of war
the awful toll it takes.
From "missing following action in the per
formance of his duty and in the service of
hi3 country," was in part the message sent
to the mother by the war department.
Dallas Rhea Clark is the first name to be
engraved on the list of Haywood County's
contribution to the supreme sacrifice in
World War, number two. We know there
will be other names and that anxiety will be
resting more heavily now in every home
that has sent fighting men to the front.
In the meantime while these men are giv
ing their lives "in the service of their coun
try", what are we doing back home? If we
were called upon to start that journey from
which no traveler has ever returned, could
it be said in this critical hour that we were
in "the performance of duty in the service
of our country?
We have pointed out a number of good
things that might possibly come out of the
rationing of tires, despite how much we
Americans may miss our former indepen
dence, but The Atlanta Journal brings up
another one as follows:
"One of the effects of tire rationing will
be the chance for Americans to catch up
with their sleep.
"It's all very well to talk about the de
lights of walking, but few people will take
a 10-mile stroll to a whoopee joint and then
also have to walk back. There is going to
be less gadding about, practically none, when
the tires now on cars are finished.
"One of our foremost national habits
racing nowhere to do nothing may be
cured. But just as many will have to learn
to walk again, others must learn to sleep."
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HERE and THERE
HILDA WAY GWYN
A Break For the West
Glamourous bathing beauties on the
beaches of Eastern Carolina and fishermen
fighting game fish and the rolling sand dunes
are being left completely out of the recrea
tional attractions of the North Carolina ad
vertising campaign this season.
Instead the uplands and the mountains
are being given the limelight all because
of the changed advertising policy which is
a direct result of the war. Western North
Carolina is to have the biggest break in the
state advertising since it was started back
During the past week Chairman J. L
Home, of the state advertising committee,
and President E. Gerry Eastman of the East
man-Scott Advertising Agency, have been
working out a new program for North Caro
They are taking oh the suggestions of
Secretary of Interior Harold Ickes, that
"Americans, war or no war, are going to get
their vacations and are going to try to make
the most of them and they are urging them
to come to North Carolina and see the Great
Smoky Mountains National Park."
While there is considerable uncertainty
about the season just ahead, and there are
definite reasons that would indicate that it
might not come up to those of bygone days,
it might hold some pleasant surprises for
Back to the state advertising campaign, it
is said that those in charge do not expect
any great immediate dividends from the
$75,000 to $80,000 to be spent this year (re
duced from $100,000) to advertise the rec
reational resources. The ultimate objective
is from another angle.
If the advertisements run through sum
mer periodicals brings a fair per cent of visi
tors that will be fine. What the advertisers
hope, however, is that those advertisements
will be continued for the duration so that
North Carolina when peace abides once more,
will not be forgotten by the tourists and
sportsmen. It is said thajt commercial ad
vertisers lasped during the World War I,
and had to built back from scratch, as their
products had been forgotten, while others
had kept up advertising.
At any rate the West is getting a break
this year, and we hope some of the readers
who can't come this season will remember
and include a trip here in the future.
Checking rail freight movements, the
United States Chamber of Commerce found
that the biggest item of export from Wash
ington is wastepaper, baled and en route
to paper mills for reclamation. Newsweek.
A word about the bravery of
mothers in this column last week
has brought us the following con
tribution from a reader, taken
from the National Historical Mag
azine . . ... without stopping, we
read the thing over twice . . . the
human appeal . . , struck us as it
had the contributor . . . for it
expresses what thousands of moth
ers might write to thousands of
others . . , as the Johnnies leave
from every hamlet and crossroads
throughout this irreat land . . . for
training camps . . .
"JOHNNIE GOTTA GO"
A Letter From One Mother To
(By Mary Fort Colley)
Dear Miss Mary:
Well hits come and Johnnie's
gotta go. At first it tuck my breath
away and I just stood thar and
stared. Johnnie wuz scared plum
down to his shoes and his pappy
had that look on him like he wuz
flabbergasted. I seen what wuz
happening and I said to myself,
Miss Mary wuz right. Us women
is got to take hold and carry this
The lump in my throat hurt
worser and worser but I said to
Johnnie, Gee boy, I sho is glad I
done a good job of raising you and
you is fit and strong to help your
Uncle Sam. We aint had much
but what we had wuz cooked right
and et right and we had grace fore
every meal. That may not matter,
but I think it does help a feller to
digest his food better.
So you gotta go boy. Well I'm
glad. I said crying all inside. I
kin help through my boy, the pride
of my heart and I kin send him
off feeling and knowing that our
Army will feed him and clothe him
better than any army in the world.
All this time Johnnie weren't
saying nothing, just setting thar
a looking. Finally, Miss Mary, he
looked at me with them big blue
eyes and he said, Well, Mom, if you
think I kin help and want me to
go, I'm going and I'm gonna be
the best soldier in Uncle Sam's
army. You know, Mom, I never
figgured you'd want me to go. And
Pappy I'll carry them colors like
you want to high, -wide and hand
some. Git my things together Mom
the time's come. You're ready
and wanting me to go and I'm
ready, and willing to go and this
time I hope it'll be worth my
trouble I mean the end of the
And so Miss Mary my boy walk
ed off. I smiled and waved but
oh God how my heart ached way
down deep. . I knowed I d done my
part by being brave and I agree
with you us women has gotta
smile on the outside cause if we
don't our men will be half-hearted
and half fighters and not the kind
that is needed.
Pray for me Miss Mary that our
loneliness, pappy's and mine, may
be satisfied by keeping closer to
Him who won the greatest victory
of all Jesus Christ.
Yes, Johnnie's gone but please
God bring him back.
Goodby, Miss Mary. You wuz
right and I done my best like you
We hear various reports about
the season in Florida . . . Mrs.
Charlie Woodard, who returned
during the week from an extended
stay at Hollywood Beach ... says
that the season started very late
. . . but that now there are a lot
of people seeking sunshine down
that way . . . from another recent
visitor . . . we learned that the
busses and railroads are doing:
whale of a business . . . as most
folks left their cars at home in the
garages saving their tires for short
trips about home ... in this fast
changing era who knows what will
happen ere June rolls around . . .
certainly defense workers who are
going seven days a week will have
to have a vacation ... and in all
the plants there must be many
who will want to seek a restful
stay in our climate. ...
Briefs . , . Dr. Tom Stringfield
at church in his accustomed place
Sunday holding a reception of his
own , . . folks so glad to see him
about once again . . . Young La
mar Hammett undoubtedly inherit
ed the charm and winning ways
of both his mother and father . . . .
everybody searching around for a
forgotten bicycle . . . even the
young folks . .. who can't get the
family car ... now resorting to a
wheel "built for two" . . . Mrs.
Ben Sloan in a new spring suit
of a most engaging color scheme
in plaids . . . Defense courses tak
ing the place of parties . . . young
matrons about town trying to work
out plans for the duration
when their husbands will be leav
ing "in the near future" . . . the
spring days sending the girls and
women clothes hunting . . . for
there is nothing like a new dress
or suit . . . or hat ... to help
one's morale . . . which needs bol
stering up these trying times ,:, . .
candidates and rumors -of candi
dates . . . local politics gives prom
ise of warming up . . . with the
prospect of the first woman candi
date in a good many years . . . the
second, we believe, to run for a
county office in Haywood , . .
while on women and clothes . . .
Mrs. Guy Massie has one of the
most attractive combinations of
color . . . an unusual turquoise
dress with coat of British tan and
hat in same shades . . .
What would you suggest as the
major project for the Chamber of
Commerce this season?
Dr. C. N. Sisk "I think the
major project should be centered
around efforts to get a synthetic
rubber plant here in connection
with the Dayton Rubber plant."
James S. Queen "First, I think
that the Chamber of Commerce
should support the defense pro
gram in every possible way. Sup
pose we had to take care of several
hundred persons who were evac
uating from other sections, we
would have to have an organiza
tion to meet this emergency."
Mrs. F. H. Marley "I think we
should have more amusements for
visitors. If we should have many
this seasop, they will not find
much to do, as they will be un
able to take the scenic trips as in
other years;-and some substitute
must be offered."
Mrs. Grady Boyd "We don't
know what to expect ' this season.
For all we know, we may have
our hotels and boarding houses
filled with refugees from the coast
I feel that the Chamber of Com
merce should be ready to meet
anything that might ; happen, and
that most of us had better steel
ourselves to take what comes."
By W. CURTIS RUSS
Bits of this, that and the other
picked up here, there and yonder.
No doubt you have hea.
If Uncle Sam is your unci.
Why "aunty" air craft. .,
Not so long ago, a v
lavman was rr.n.,!n.- ayB;
pastor on the sermon the 1,1
just delivered to a ll.H
morning congregation. ZlTH
pened to be the coldest SuT1
the winter. "uaaij.
The layman, in a critic!' , I
suggested that Wea ' H
tor fling more "hellfire" !
ThA nnatnt- o.nl. i ..
r pnuKea his il'
minute and then said:
and will n..!
put LflPrw '
practice sooner or later t,
cold as it was this morning if V
preached on the fires of hell half
the congregation would have!?
a temporary leave of absent
'""i was dropped.
Another Waynesville pastor J
is known fnr Viic .-...,. . '"I
told this to a group Xut J
A traveling man walked
cuuuwy store, and the
Dointincr fn n ;."v
on tne counter, said
W. T. Shelton " Advertise. Let
the people on the coasts know that
we have a good safe place here to
spend the summer. '
Chas. E. Ray, Jr. "To maintain
the best possible balance as to in
dustries, tourists and agriculture.
To recognize that in general indus
try can look out for itself; that
agriculture here and elsewhere has
behind it the most powerful pro
motional forces ever set up to pro.
mote anything in this country, that
the tourist industry has only the
Chamber of Commerce as its repre
sentative, and that this summer
as never before, the tourist indus
try needs not ballyhoo so much
as service agency. '
C. F. Kirkpatrick " I would em
phasize the entertainment proi
gram. Let us try to take care of
the people who are interested
enough to come here, and sell this
section through them."
Bill Prevost "My idea of the
Chamber of Commerce is that its
directors are selected by the citi
zens it serves to carry out coii
ceritrated action on vital measures
for the country and its citizens.
Those of us who are left here now,
and those left in the future are
going to become more and more
concerned about our part in the
war and our safety. As it stands
now, we are confused. We need
intelligent guidance now as never
YOU'RE TELLING ME!
-By WILLIAM RITT
Ctntttl Press Writer
MANY Japanese (it being a
quaint old national custom) have
committed suicide by leaping
into the flery craters of volca
noes. And those Nips who
haven't will soon wish they had.
i ' '. T
Grandpappy Jenkins would
look upon the Erst robin of
spring with a less jaundiced eye
if he didn't know it was the
forerunner of the houseffy. .
' ! ! !
Suggestion for a wartime
toast: "Come on, boys, let's go
get a Nip!"
! r !
Emperor Hirohito might con
vince more people that he's
really a "Son of Heaven" if he
weren't so busy doing the work
! t !
Zadok Dumbkopt says all bur
glars are dumb since, sooner or
later, they succeed in breaking
into the Big House.
. ;'.!". ! -I'":
the wise hitch hiker, if the
horse and buggy succeeds the
auto, will not hold up his thumb
but a carrot for Dobbin.
:;':'-.. ! f '
After viewing photos of Gen
erals Yamashita, Homma and
Terauchi. we must admit the
Japs are consistent. They not
only behave like gorillas but look
THE OLD HOME TOWN
WJf mister mayor. whilc tw clerk &mMmmm
... REACHN THAT RESOLUTION -THREE PAIItSWHeRE AS
A Cf RUBBER HEELS HAVE BEEN TO WIT Art
-iwrifflt AT LAST
.. B c '"U nity cend
me traveling man was foul
nvarva onA : n
1 v, fmg me oppod
nity of becoming a hero andfrf
cents richer, threw his headWf
.ci, lub Miiny oyster slide U
the saucer, just as the storelJ
"If you swallow it, youl
doing better than the otw,
who just tried to down the jJ
" a Suip, and rJ
restored to tne saucer. The (tori
Keeper Kept ms fifty cents, VJ
me uaveiing man lost hii W
Even with the above yarnfrJ
on my mind, I wish I had a J
or so raw ones right now-am
would not take fifty cents to i
duce me to sink 'em.
Several weeks ago I par
in ft nrnffram nf tkn p.i.j
ment office, in a demonstrate i
how an applicant seeks eupli
ment, oy giving a complete :
of past experiences. j
In an' off moment, in answs;
a question, I said any type A
ing would suit me. On mi
thought this would have never M
said if the application were
I would not report sociel
There is a question among
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TEN YEARS AGO
Chamber of Commerce holds
nual dinner meeting in the
room of the Methodist church,
250 expected to attend.
Miss Carolyn Havnes, Iocs!
wins debate at Mars Hill CoM
': Noon day short 30 minutes
vices will be conducted here
theater duriner Holv week.
Mr. and Mrs. John N. Shoot:
celebrate 42nd wedding ml
Boxiner and wrestling classesfj
underway, with C. A. George, a
free IpsRons to the boys.
The first, real show of tne
ter fell in this vicinity on MoN
flvor Ann phildren are tn"11
therin toviod here in schools.
Wnvnesville to be l"Mt
ttinwn ag "fintflwav to the
Smoky Mountains National M
FIVE YEARS AGO
changing land with park and j
of council temporarily blocks
way from Soco to theroK. i
Sixtv trallons of white
and a 1936 Ford are cug
Balsam. . :
Bitter Campaign expo
A i;a,. etnrp llie"
iv.: v.v. fai.tions O"!
bIJIS KUUIllJf, UVUI il
Five persons hurt in colli
Faulty wiring from po'e?1
LI . r i-t. V,nmP OH
Diaze at uarreiu nu..
Over 15,000 people131'
wi Jn.fa hnrt we"
pur iMi v. ucauiw
Police arrest 8 over w
belore. we nave m -jj
Red Cross, and CifJ
preparing. But wnai
T 1 V ...a o the WW",;
Commerce, so let a' t
V. 1 Airontnrs OrgI"K1.
VUB1U VI . j 1
i- and wne J
about our duty in this U i
effort and keep w"'"-
we may carry it on to y
Mrs. J. M. J miSI
on. MArfh Carolina ano 'J
public realize that this ! J
and sanest place i
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