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THURSDAY, MARCH it J
THE WAYNES VILLE MOUNTAINEER
THE WAYNESVILLE PRINTING CO.
Vain Street Phone 137
Waynesville, North Carolina
The County Seat of Haywood County
W. CURTIS RUSS
MRS. HILDA WAY GWYN
. Associate Editol
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THURSDAY, MARCH 26, 1942
It Could Happen Here
While most of us feel confident that our
section is too far removed from centers of
importance that would be vulnerable spots
in an attack upon this country by enemy
planes, in such a changing world, it is well
to be prepared for anything.
The trial blackout signal practice on Fri
day night and Tuesday afternoon demon
strated that in short order we could be
ready to meet such an emergency.
We hope that it will never be needed ex
cept as a "trial practice", but it is well to
have the added security of being prepared
for it could happen even here.
Carlton Peyton, of Canton, who recently
resigned from chairmanship of the Haywood
County District Committee of Boy Scouts
on the eve of his induction into service, has
done a splendid piece of work among the
young boys of this county.
Devoting the major part of his spare time
to this important activity, he has served
the committee in many ways. Having the
kind of personality that appealed to young
people in his work he has been able to gain
the confidence of the boys and both as an
executive and as a personal leader he has
rendered a great service.
A Great Service
The last copy of the monthly bulletin of
the North Carolina State Board of Health
is devoted to the history of Oral Hygiene
division, which has made such progress in
the past twenty years.
North Carolina has made special contri
butions in this field. o public health service.
The division has contributed three North
Carolina firsts: the first oral hygiene pro
gram of its kind, the first school for train
ing of public health dentists, and the first
building to be used exclusively for state
wide oral hygiene work.
Through the years there has gone a pro
gram of education regarding the importance
of the care of the teeth that has given an
impetus to the work and the response it has
received throughout the state.
Here in Haywood County where clinics
are conducted in our schools we have had
practical evidence of the fine work that is
being done by the public health dentists,
who are rendering a service that is hard to
estimate in dollars and cents.
Of Dogs and Men
"The more I see of men the more I like
dogs," must have been the feeling of the
Texan who provided in his will that all his
estate be used to care for his favorite dogs
as long as they live. He directed that they
sleep in his house, be given the best of food
and good medical care. In his will he said
he loved hi3 dogs better than himself. After
the death of his dogs, his property is to be
used for a hospitaLRaleigh News and Observer.-
Pulling Down Honors
The Waynesville Mountaineer keeps on
pulling down honors, the last being a plaque
awarded by Haywood County farmers "for
promotion of agriculture in Haywood Coun
ty." This is the second year such an award
has been rnade.Western Carolina Tribune,
After the report got out that the moun
tains and the Piedmont section of the state
would have the limelight in the state's ad
vertising program the citizens of Wilming
ton, Wrightsville and Carolina Beach are
letting it be known that they can take care
of the vacationists as usual.
,It is said that they have been flocking to
Raleigh to see the state advertising com
mittee and are showing them that there will
be ample accommodations for tourists and
that the war will not interfere with en
joyment of the beaches.
They are also claiming that the influx of
army and defense workers will in no wise
crowd. out the normal vacationists.
It looks like some folks want everything.
Here we are completely apart from the mad
rush of defense prosperity, so it would seem
that we might get a lick second handed at
the fat pocketbooks of the defense workers
on vacation and the stray tourists who may
ride up this way.
More Like Him Needed
We would like to add our bit of praise and
applause to the honors being conferred on
Private Joseph Lockard, who has recently
been decorated with a medal for his "ex
ceptionally meritorious service to his country."-
When the under secretary of war made
the presentation he expressed the hope that
"the warning 'to your country never go un
heeded again." In those fateful words is
told the story of the tragedy of Pearl Har
bor.' Young Lockard, son of a mechanic in an
aviation plant in Pennsylvania, was the only
man in the army or navy who was on the
alert the morning of the "day of infamy at
Pearl Harbor." That is the reason he was
given a medal and an opportunity to go to a
training school while the admiral and the
general were "asleep at the switch."
Private Lockard who was sticking around
out of his hours off duty to "help a pal learn
more about operating a signal device," heard
the Japanese planes and reported to a young
officer who thought they were American
planes and let the warning go unheeded.
Since his return to this country Lockard
has had 'no criticism to make of his superior
officer who failed to report the coming of
the Japs. With no heroics and with "a mat
ter of fact in line of duty manner" he has
told the story and accepted the honors con
ferred on him.
This is the spirit that gives us hope for
victory here in America. With such pri
vates in the army and navy we feel sure
that in the end we will come out victorious
MESSAGE OF THE TP a 1FAVES
TROM NOW ON, );
IT 1006 St
-r-. Jit . a.
, : ; ' :
Wn far do vou think the Zor-
ernment should go in controlling
strikes in defense plants!
C. A. George "The only fair
way to win tms war is iw
the government to draft labor and
onital Ijibor should stand in
the same class as the men in the
service. If a man has money and
is too old to fight, his money should
W. F. Strange "I think the
government should go all the way
I well recall how in the first World
.War I drew $1.00 per day while
some were getting $10 and $15 a
J. T. Noland "I think the gov
ernment should take complete
control, if needed,"
Noble Garrett "I thing the gov.
ernment should go the limit to get
HERE and THERE
HILDA WAY GWYN
Zeb Cuprtis "I think the gov
ernment should go the limit . . .
whatever that takes, and if nec
essary use the draft system."
James C. Moore "I think that
the government should absolutely
control all labor for the duration
of the war."
Labor Troubles For
Farmers in the Yakima Valley, Washing
ton, section, famous for apple growing, prob
ably felt they were far removed from any
connection with the closed shop issue, if they
ever thought of it at all. When the walking
delegate of the apple knockers union ap
peared and demanded a closed shop for ap
ple growers, they thanked him and said they
were not interestd. They would go along,
as they always -had, gathering and-packing
their own apples with the help of wives, chil
dren and neighbors.
Thus the apples were picked, packed and
shipped to Chicago and other markets, where
the Teamsters Union refused to handle the
apples, refused to permit them to be handled.
There they rotted because the union claim
ed the apple growers were unfair to organized
labor because they refused to grant a closed
shop to migratory workers.
While the apples were rotting and the
Teamsters Union was refusing to permit
them to be handled, the little fruit growers
of Yakima Valley made up a purse and sent
a representative to Washington to see if
something could be saved from a year of
work and expense. He went to see Sidney
Hillman, who said to him:
"We do not have anything to do with
He went to the Department of Agriculture,
and was sent somewhere else. Finally he
went to the Department of Justice where he
"Unlss we can get some kind of law, there
is nothing we can do about It."
He read in the papers that industry and
labor had agreed to co-operate for the dura
tion of the emergency and no labor legisla
tion would be permitted. ' Christmas was
over, the apples were rotting, a year of labor
was lost. So he went home. Nation's Busi
Frances Allison . . . clerk in the
office of the District Health Depart
ment.. . . in the courthouse . . .
has lost her heart a long ways
from home . . . at least, we would
call Milwaukee a far piece from
Jonathan Creek , . . but even at
that, it is not so far away as
her mother before her lost hers
. . . in fact the romance of her
mother is one of those incidents
that come in the class of "truth
is stronger than fiction" . . . her
mother, Mrs. Claude Allison . . .
was born. Elizabeth Farley . . .
and is a native of Glasgow, Scot
ing more money, so I hope the
war lasts a long time" Another
woman got up and slapped her face.
nmi i e " I 1
. . . inai is lor my uuy wtiu au with ranit! and
killed at Pearl Harbor . And , to 't much
this . . .another slaD ... is for, ... . . u
J. C. Galusha "I feel such
things should be weighed very
carefully. There are two sides to
mv bov in the Philippines" ... at
the next stop, the woman who was
slapped got off .
as possible, it puts it up to the
government to step in and assume
Rov Moseman "I think the gov-
Nothing has brought the war ernment should stop all strikes.
quite so close to us ... as the They should not be permitted at
memorial service held at the Meth
odist church on Sunday morning
for Dallas Rhea Clark . . . Haywood
niinfv'si first, rnstimltv . . . it was SO
but of Irish parentage briuf and simpIe . . , and yet so
, i and incidentally her father and)
former Postmaster General James, jn which the congregation stood
in that one minute
A. Farley are first cousins
with bowed heads
L. L. Kerley "All the way."
Dr. W. H. Liner "I think that
labor unions should have the real
inisraif nf thn o-nvprnmpnt. at
in a silence heart ag weu as the welfare of
FJZJZX fivib-nt with unexposed ilZTZ
ilCl III UUUInlCtllU
it was significant of
account of her father's health the 'hat may 'come home thousands
family moved to Ireland, near Dub
lin . ; . in the meantime Elizabeth
Farley had displayed unusual mu
sical talent . . . an uncle came
over from America . . . who had
oeen living lor many years ,. in ing with their lives the price of
Philadelphia . .... . he thought the . Arnerican freedom , . which we
young niece snouia nave some mu- tBka ,n mn,h for ranted . . .
that most of us do not value as we
there came from a distant
part of the building . . . faintly,
yet distinctly . . . taps ... in that
note of finality the sacrifice of
the men who are fighting and pay-
sical advantages . . . in the mean
time Elizabeth had lost her heart
completely to an Irish lad . . .
The family so much disapproved
of the Irish lad that when the
uncle suggested taking her to
America . . . they were all for the
plan . ". . it would serve two pur
poses . . . give Elizabeth what
she needed musically . . . and make
her forget the sweetheart back in
Ireland . . . so to America she
came at the age of 16 and a half
years . . . full of ambition and
thrills over coming to a "promised
land" . . . in Philadelphia she
studied violin under Prof. Huxley
. , . a well known teacher 30 years
ago . .... in a few months the uncle
died . . . and the mother in Ire
land was to come to America for
the young daughter . . .
She sailed on the Mauretania . . .
sister ship of the Lusitania . . .
you will recall . . . or you have
heard of the fate of that floating
palace . . . Elizabeth's mother was
rescued . . . and picked up at sea
and brought to New York ; . she
was taken to Bellevue Hospital . . .
and the daughter in Philadelphia
was notified . . . in the meantime
the mother had contracted a cold
during the hours spent in the life
boat . . . she developed pneumonia
. . . and for six months she linger
ed very ill in the hospital . . ,
and then death came . ,.. in the
meantime war clouds hung thick
and heavy over Europe . . . the
First World War was jrettine un
derway , . . the young girl was
left here in America . . . she could
not return alone ... so with her
talent she found work with an or
chestra . . . playing second violin
the group toured in several states
. giving concerts ... they started
to Florida . . . playinsr en route
in Kingsport, Tenn. . . . the
orchestra leader's child was tak
en very ill ... and after playing
there a week . v . the group broke
up . . . some of them returning to
Philadelphia . . . Elizabeth looked
things over . . . and decided to
remain in Kingsport . , . she got a
job with the local newspaper
"The Kingsport Times" . . . and on
the side taught violin and mandolin
lessons ... in the meantime she
had met Frances' father . . it may
be a lonr ways from Jonathan
Creek to Milwaukee ... as we
said in the beginning . . . but not
near so far as it is from Jonathan
Creek to Dublin .
should . . . a spirit of humility and
gratitude for the American way
of life came to us in such a degree
never before realized . .
FIVE YEARS AGO
be glad to work over time for nor
mal wages. They should remem
ber the boys in the army who are
serving anywhere from 10 to 24
hours, and they are not striking."
Early Test Likely
For Streamlined T
By CHARLES P. STEWART
(Central Press Columnist)
PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT'S re
cent executive order, reorganizing
and streamlining Uncle Sam's
fighting commands for the dura
tion of the war, will have at least
a few weeks' trial before even
military experts will be able to
pass understandingly upon the
question of its merits. It won't be
more than a few weeks, however,
for the order was issued with
Plans are underway to eet imme- a view to the launching of an im-
diate action on park and parkway, mediate offensive against the
Governor Hoey is being urged , Axis. Consequently there'll be litr
to re-appoint Frank W. Miller on tie delay in a start on the test.
Brig. General Harley B. Fergu
son is credited With saving lower
Mississippi Valley from flood. New
York Times devotes much space to terests,
The readjustment called for is
pretty radical, and yet it's some
what in the nature of a compro
mise between conflicting armed in-
"Time" magazine recently car
ried a story that is worth repeat
ing . . .in case you have not seen
or heard it . ". . here it goes
Riding on a bus . . . a woman
passenger was heard to say . . .
Well my husband has a better
work of Haywood county man
Dr. Julius C. Welch is appointed
house officer by Johns Hopkins
Hospital. . .
liquor bill is enacted into law.
"Lord's Acre" plan of Farmers
Federation enters 8th year.
E. P. Martin is honored with
Chamber of Commerce adopts
budget calling for $3,000.
TEN YEARS AGO
1932 . .
Mayor J. H. Howell says Way
nesville real estate is sound in
vestment and advises buying at
J. R. Boyd, president of the
First National Bank, states,
"Things have hit bottom," but sees
One group of planners has long
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better times for Haywood county.
W. R. Francis, prominent law
yer, seeks seat in State Senate
and sets forth his platform.
Four fires in city during week
including, three-room house on
Smathers street, seven-room house
on East street, small blaze in Ruth
Ray's Beauty Shop, and roof of
Mrs. R. H. Mitchell's home is dam
35 farmers in Haywood make
loans for seeds and supplies.
The following are seeking office:
Robert E. Owen for register of
deeds; W. A. Moore, tax collector!
Weaver McCracken, : register of
deeds; V. P. Massey, county commissioner.
A W UIHIHin n
Editor The Mountaineer:
I am just one of the m .
the United StatP, ,u ,mot5d
or bovs in tVio ..:. v'
we admit we think of tv
worry some, but do e eZ
them by writing enough
ol the boys have nev k,'
from home very much tv
lonelv and lnni - . I
vji a HJupt
'na" sas, -uur mail hJ
akrW V,o- 11: i
and one-half as many
sn. tno is it
fail to answer these lettP
sister, some brother, or frW
. ml.: . 1CI
iuigun.cn. mis is tragic
as a surprising fact." Th
also says, "The greatest ttJ
in niniy uie uu especiallv it
camps now, is man time. R8
ea me saaaesi thing was ta
many a sturdy fellow watck
wan. anxiously 1111 the last
is handed out, then turn
with tears in his eyes. k
saw there was not even om
i: Ti . .
mm. it- is uisaeariening U) set
walk away with tear blurred
and feel that he is not appred
ana lorgotten. uur boys
letters that make them smik
forget themselves. Letters of
couragement, and to show t
proud of them. Letters to
them feel that they are Hot
ing a sacrifice, but that h
privilege to serve Uncle Sat
We should not write the pJ
lems ol home and things that
are powerless to help with, J
them know we think they in
roes and we are proud of a
and that they are doing their 3
And, to parents. We should
ize it is our duty to try to
our "chins up" and stand be;
our boys, and do our part atu
The war wul- be won partli
us at home. If we can not ii
der a gun, or fly a plane,
fight weeds, insects and makeiJ
thing to eat. Something to
our boys at the front.
I guess, if the parents have ii
half as much time teachinj
boys the right thing to do, t
they were at home, as t
tempted to worry about hum,
would have nothing to tear,
I am a native of Haywood
my boy is in the air mm
Wichita Falls, Texas. He b i
ing- good and we are proud of
f' rrbpe his friends and rek
therewill write him often.
If you know another boy
doesen't have parents to
him,, drop him a line ol Utj
agement. They will appreciate
Our boy says, "I tell you i
low in the army likes to r
letter from home."
; MRS. J. H.
MAYBE THE WOMEN M
Editor The Mountaineer:
With Canitel and Labor
in mnrt.nl pombat. over social
and economic gains, resultinf
the paralyzation of arms p
tion; with our government bo
. . .... -.I
An-urn anH hpside ltsell Witt
weight and the worry of tlx
1 nri TM"i lH- a T f fall Elections: M
Japs and Germans rapidly H
ing, killing and crusning .
position, our brave and pat:
ronerressmen are suddenly w
tn noil tn arm 9 and W OB
VJ C... . ,
cue the noble women of
Cit rnnrsp thev will save H
, - .
nlwnv.9. nnH (iod Diess i
God help the political Confj
. FRANK SMATtiU'
THE OLD HOME TOWN -., By STANLEY
r K tZCJ I V ) YOU COMB HOMS I
,11 fLOHG ENOUSKTO
A n - FIND MY DRESS I
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cit TVio Mountaineer:-'
The Waynesville mow
tho 1941 Agn
iwarJ anA the beautiful aIt
I extend my cohgratulationa. I
i nave ioiiK wiiatwv.v- -
IICOT1UC iuvuii'" 1
outstanding weekly newspapq
t li. n onH trie natll
.. i. . ih.t t pe aw 1
about as many of the weekiPJ
papers in the country
sua lit nic dww; , . jt
The Waynesville Mountn1
rendenng a great sen -wood
county, and your s
... . - -t that J
ing me joo u
serve a pat on the back
allv- . :
R ARP L0WRAN-i
fj;'. tu Mountaineer
JUliAA 1 UC .'l.
Most of -our boys are
.nJ atrivine to
and our country and our 1
.. i: Uot it IS IOI"!
iei us reaiiac n . .
are there and do everytnmf
power to help them. 1
thousands 01 yl
Even if we are at homee.cN
in America mw t
ti ara in
WH5M! OIIB 5"""-" .
don't sit down ana -
place your son in tne . ,
God. Make up your w'"",,
W7 ,m-k very "(
, ,. j.j tears, "J
our eyes minaeu j
ies he likes best, wor --
preparing for his r j
war cannot last "''j)-
job than he ever had and he's mak
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