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BSDAY, MARCH 26, 1942
THE WAYNES VTLLE MOUNTAINEER
f J. D. HYATT
SCOTTS SCRAP BOOK'
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v ii oort Fans! Well, now that the basketball sea-
n is over we
have to start looking for another sport to
its place, at least for a while . . .
With the days getting longer, the air getting warm
u.,;nnin(r in nerk un. AND gloves, mitts, balls
r trees ucgi"" - . - -
d bats beginning to sprout in profusion around vacant
Ms it can t mean but one thing . . . Spring is here and
is one of the most favorite sports of the community
, , . SOFTBALL.!
It is said that baseball is the great American game but
viewpoint is that Softball should hold a very close place
t crown prince . . . or whatever it is that is close to
cau nlav it". . . middle-acred.
VOUng ... Old . . .It IS not as sureuuuus as uascuiumuu
L qq much eonditioniner as baseball. It is
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rv democratic . . . anyone can piay . . . Dauts.cia, uuwicio,
lawyers, Preachers ... well, just everyooay.
With all this talk about war nerves I think softball
would be just the thing for the public to get its mind off
.u i.ar trios in our cars are curtailed . . so it should
stand to reason that anything that can take the people's
minds off of the unpleasant things of life . . . and still
be good for their health . . . and yet inexpensive . . .
should be the answer to Mr. Ickes prayer.
for who of us could keep bur mind on the battle over
road . . . or , some recent losses the Allied neet
Ait - . -
nmhablv suffered . , . when the score is 0-0, last of the
r " - - . . V
h bases loaded. 2 outs and our star slugger up wren
L.Mimt 3 balls and 2 strikes . . . or what fellow could keep
L mind on being drafted when the bases are loaded, 2 outs,
fcd his favorite slugger sends a high fly down the middle
the field . . . (probably be caught, too) . . .
It should tie in very well with the physical training
program which was recently inaugurated in the schools
that is it would give the elders a chance to be just
boys again ... and give them a chance at the much
needed exercise . . . and be an escape from sitting or
working inside all day long ...
The question might come up from some of you, how
Ibout electricity . . . since softball is played under the lights.
The answer, I think, would be very simple . . . the days
Ire longer and wanner ... so the games would have to be
layed just a little earlier in the afternoon ... Remember,
fro. we are an hour ahead of the sun . . ,
We have had some pretty good teams come up . . ,
and quite a lot of rivalry has developed between the
different ennwrns wViih Knnnsnr the teams.
All of this rivalry - has worked together and given us
feme real softball playing in the past ... and that only helps
pull that much harder for our favorite team.
The question came up the other day about some of
Light fabrics demand ex
pert cleaning to keep them
fresh and new looking. We
will turn out high quality
work for you every time. At
ur reasonable prices you can
fford to be ready for all oc
casions with freshly cleaned
dothes. Try us.
We are in the Market for both Chest
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have any to sell, come to our Office at
once and secure contract.
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On The Tar Heel Front
By Robert A. Erwin and Frances McKusick
WASHINGTON, D. C, March 17
Four Tar Heel boys virtually liv
ing in the United States Capitol
some day will bring back to the
home folks tales of their "Adven
tures in Washington" that will
makes the motion picture of the
same name a mere sidengnt . Dy
"Future Senators or "Future
Congressmen" they call them. They
are page boys in the House and
Senate who probably have wit
nessed from ringside seats more
actual history making events than
most of us see in a lifetime.
House and Senate pages listen
to fiery speeches on the floors, and
they can tell you what the legisla
tors like to eat. They know the
symptoms which indicate a "hard
day at the office." They can tell
when a Congressman is disap
pointed over the way a certain
piece of legislation is going.
However, the page boys have
many more duties than simply an
ticipating the wants of a Congress
man. For example, H olden Clark,
of Charlotte, gets up at 5:30 every
morning to get to school at 7
o'clock. By school, he means the
Government-maintained school ex-
a sacrea trust
All the boys are crazy about
But all their time isn t devoted
to Catherine; knowledge or working.
The pages' school has football,
basketball and baseball teams
Although they can't compete with
the District of Columbia schools,
they do have matches with the Y,
M. C. A. and various church organizations.
received numerous telegrams from
Asheville residents. Malcolm
Ainsworth, Chamber of Commerce
manager, and E. C. (Deacon)
Greene, real estate man and poli
tician, made a special trip to find
out the score. .
Mrs. Smithson, trying to run
down every possible clue, noticed
an item in a local paper about the
Office of Education being moved.
She called Mr. Reynolds' secretary.
"We don't know anything about
it," said the secretary. "The com
missioner will be back sometime
It is rumored Mr. Weaver and
the city of Asheville are offering
reward for the solution to the
mystery of the commissioner's
One of Uncle Sam's strongest
appeals today is to residents of
small towns, rural communities
and members of farm families to
help win this war.
"You don't have to carry a tin
lunch box and wear the overalls
of the laborer to help keep the
production lines rolling," that ven
erable gentleman says, in effect,
"and you don't have to wear a
uniform to help fight our battles.
This war belongs to every man,
woman and child in the nation.
And each person has the privilege
of being of substantial help."
The war production board here
is watching closely the state-wide
salvage program in North Caro
lina, with N. E. Edgerton, of Ral
eigh, as chairman. This organiza
tion, in conjunction with the county
committees headed by the farm
agents, is now working fast on the
salvage program, WPB officials
here said. However, they warned
residents not to leave too much
of the activities of the program
to the state and local committee.
Each person must do his own part,
and must realize what that part is.
RED TAPE MYSTERY
Representative Zebulon Weaver,
of Asheville, and his efficient sec
retary, Mrs. Sarah Allen Smithson,
of Waynesville, don't need to read
The Saturday Evening Post for
Washington mystery story. They
have one all their own. It might
well be titled "The Strange Case
of the Mssing Commissioner," or,
if you want to give it the Tar Heel
touch, "What Happened to Ashe
The background of the story is
simple. When W. E. Reynolds
Commissioner of Public Buildings
and Grounds, first started scouting
the Country for future homes of
non-defense agencies, Asheville was
brought to his attention. Field
inspectors looked over the city
with special regard for housing
svrv& ifi' . . T J
.iju. k. otj i conditions ana omce space, in aue
in th has-ment. of the Cnit.n1 u. I time, it was whispered, they re
WHAT THEY DO
The duties of House and Senate
pages are similar. They must be
available to members for errands
of all kinds. They must see that
each member has the previous day's
Congressional Record at his dis
posal, that any bill or paper he
wishes is delivered to him. They
are responsible for messages Of all
types. Their duties keep them
constantly on the floor, in the
cloakrooms or running from one
office to the other. If they over
hear any confidential information
during the rounds, it remains con
fidential, for to them, a secret is
turned here with some sort of rec
Mr. Weaver and Mrs. Smithson
wanted to find put how the com
missioner felt about Asheville,
About that time the commissioner
disappeared. Mrs. Smithson call
ed his office daily. She was told
he was in conference but would call
back. Nothing was heard from
him. Then she was informed he
was out of the building but would
return shortly. Apparently he
stayed out. Later Mr. Reynolds
secretary said he was out of town
but would return Thursday or
Friday. According to latest re'
ports, he wouldn't be back "until
next week. "
Meanwhile, the Congressman
the players being drafted . . and what effect would
this have on our softball season. . . . Personally I think
that the only ones who have been drafted have been
tlje more professional players anyway . . . so this should
still give the amateur and ordinary fellow the better
advantage . . . as to the attendance it shouldn't hurt
the gate any because some of our old timers don't do
so bad themselves.
for the Smith bill to come before
North Carolina's elected legisla
tors in Congress have been and are
consistently doing a good job. As
the supreme power, the people have
the right to demand that which
they feel is necessary. But above
all, they should be fair.
North Carolina always has been
one of the most patriotic states in
the country. Every year of its
history proves this. Other states,
those in the East, the Middle West
and the Far West, are awakening
and joining in the demand for ac
tion. It is their legislators that
need their feet held to the fire of
necessity, not those from North
In the present emergency, the
House has done a better job, been
more on its toes and met more
situations head on than the Sen
ate which often is inclined to oratory-:
The House has passed the Smith-
anti-strike bill. The Senate has
pigeon-holed it, under orders of
President Roosevelt. On the other
hand, Senator Bailey always has
been for drastic action to assure
victory, including stopping strikes,
arid Senator Reynolds is willing
The Congressional pruning knife
has taken from the farmer his
greatest literary gift from the
federal government, the annual de
nartment of sericulture vear book.
An item for $300,000 to finance nd Bupplies.
the year book for the 1942-43 fiscal
year (July 1-June 30) was strip
ped from the department's appro
priations bill by an economizing
House of Representatives.
Since there was no record vote,
and since very few members were
on the House floor at the time,
we can't toll you how your Con
gressman voted. However, if you're
fortunate enough to get a copy
of the 1942 year book, you know
it will be the last one, at least
until the first part of 1944 and
probably not until the war is over.
This is just the beginning of an
economy wave in non-defense items.
The people are demanding eco
nomy along these lines. If Con
gress complies, it is up to the
people to take it and like it.
It will take the greatest strength
the farmers, business men, , pro
fessional people and plain white
collar workers can muster to break
the 40-hour week which, after all,
is the greatest break on production I
of war materials today. ' ' !
As one congressman remarked
in n uneiu'h. the American neonle I
glory in their democracy but not
all of them are willing to make
sacrifices to keep it. Organized la
bor has a powerful hold on the
White Ilouse, the labor department
'and lawmakers from the great in
Representative John H. Folger,
of Mt Airy, said he believed sen-
Merchant Seaman Joins
Ship In Mobile After
Visit Here With Mother '
Chas. ("Woosey") Medford, wha
has been a seaman on a merchant
ship for the past 16 years, left Mon
day for Mobile, where he will join
his ship S. S. Antinous, after a
visit of several day here with
his mother, Mrs. J. S. Medford.
Medford, third officer on the
Antinous, one of the boats of the
Waterman Steamship company, has
recently returned from South
America. When his ship left this
country had not declared war and
the entrance of the United States
in the conflict delayed his ship in
making port, according to Mr.
The boat will sail from Mobile
under sealed orders, it was learned
from Mr. Medford, who pointed out
the important part to be played by
the merchant ships carrying food
timent against the 40-hour week
was becoming nation-wide and not
just confined to Oklahoma where
citizens have been raising the
deuce lately. He refused to pledge
himself on the issue until he reads
the bill covering it This is a
good idea because some very mer
itorious measures cease to have
merit after they have been riddled
with amendments and before they
come to a final vote.
Marine corps dress blues have
smaller, smarter-looking chevrons
today than they did in 1917.
By navy statistics, the average
recruit is 19 1-2 years old, 6 feet
8 1-2 inches tall and weighs about
Framing, Doors, Windows,
; : See,:;-.
Speaking of exercise for keeping fit . V.
know that our Vice President Wallace is
of tennis as a war-time body conditioner .
. not many of us
a firm advocate
The fifty-three-year-old Vice President gets his ten
nis workout virtually every morning before breakfast
on the courts of his residential hotel. After breakfast,
Wallace customarily walks hatless the five miles to
his capitol office.
All of this brings to mind a question which we have
asked ourselves time and time again. WHAT HAPPENED
TO the two or three tennis courts which were promised to
be built at the High School?
And it looks like Mother Nature is having a swell
time seeing just how large weeds she can grow in the
two tennis courts on East Street . ,
DID YOU KNOW!
That it is this Friday night
when the must unusual heavy
weight title fight in pugilistic his
tory will be staged at Madison
Square Gardens, when Private Joe
Louis risks his crown without pay
against Abe Simon, the New York
giant who stood up for 13 rounds
under his pounding a year ago.
Joe DiMaggio hit his first home
run of the Grapefruit season. Joe
Gordon holed his second recently
as the New York Yankees cashed
in on the perfect pitching of Ajtley
Donald to nip the St. Louis Card
inals 4-3. Donald faced only 15
men in the five innings he work
ed and not one reached first base.
IDLERS BATTLE NAZI
Inez Robb, well-known American
reporter, returns from London with
a graphic story of how the blue
blooded, good-time Charlies of Eng
land are now battling for the de
fense of their country. One of
many features in the March 29th
The American Weekly
The Big Magazine Distributed
On Sale At All Newsstands
THEY ARE SOME
The best answer to this question is found in a letter from a certain manufacturer
of nationally known furniture to merchants who sell their products. What was
written is vital and important to every Haywood County Merchant, and is passed
on for serious consideration, for everyone is faced with the same fundamental
"Some dealers have raised the question of why we are continuing our
advertising, when our factories are already working at peak capacity and
we cannot adequately service our dealers. This is a fair question and also
one which many stores may be asking themselves about their business.
"All of us know that it takes years of concentrated effort and a large
investment in advertising to build a reputation and acceptance for a
product or a store. As a matter of fact, the money already invested in
advertising OUR PRODUCT is to a large extent, we believe, responsible
for the tremendous demand at the present time. THIS INVESTMENT
MUST BE PROTECTED, by retailer and manufacturer. People soon
forget, and their memories must constantly be kept fresh, Onee adver
tising stops for a period of even a few months, redoubled efforts will be
required later to make up for the lost momentum.
'This, then, is why we think it is good business to protect our mutual
interest in the millions of dollars already invested in advertising OUR
PRODUCT, by running an aggressive campaign NOW despite current
conditions. This, too, is why we recommend that you also continue your
LOCAL ADVERTISING. Only in this way will you set your store up as
a leader in style and value. Build prestige for your store, identify your
self with the greatest name in furniture."
This Message Published for the Consideration of
Haywood County Advertisers by the
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