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THURSDAY, APRIL , l9i,
THE WAYNESVILLE MOUNTAINEER
THE WAYNESVILLE PRINTING CO.
Vain Street . Phone 137
"Waynesville, North Carolina
The County Seat of Haywood County
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MRS. HILDA WAY GWYN . Associate Editoi
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THURSDAY, APRIL 2, 1942
The action taken by the students at West
era Carolina Teachers College last week to
devote $1,500 of their own money, normally
alloted to athletics, to further training of
national reserve organizations is to be com
mended. Formerly the students have been paying
a flat fee at registration for support of in
tercollegiate athletics. Now the student
body feels that it would like to use its money
to make a definite contribution to the mili
tary training program rather than to con
tinue participation in competitive football.
With the money to be diverted from sports
to war, 30 scholarships of $50 each have
been set up which will be awarded to young
men enrolling at Cullowhee for naval reserve
Part of the available funds will be allocated
to those entering in June and part to those
entering the collegeW September,
C. F, Dodson, hesefi 4f4 the sconce depart
ment of the college, has been appointed by
the navy department in Washington as its
official representative in organizing the
training of naval reserve apprentice seamen.
Realizing how important the athletic pro
gram of the college of today has become to
the students and to the alumni, congratu
lations should be extended the students at
the Western Carolina Teachers Cllege for
their patriotic response in meeting the
Prospect For Weak Tea
Those who have an appetite for iced, as
well as hot tea have a disappointment in
store for them. It comes at rather unsea
sonable time, for with summer just around
the corner, the news that Americans will
have to cut their average annual tea con
sumption from 11 to 5 1-2 ounces each will
come as a blow to those who think of hot
weather and iced tea in the same instant.
The rationing of tea is one of the orders
recently made by the war production board.
It is the most drastic food action since the
government decreed sugar rationing. While
no formal set up has yet been put into ef
fect, grocers are asked to limit their sales
to each family so that each store's 50 per
cent allotment will be distributed evenly
among the consumer public and not bought
up by hoarders.
Interruptions to shipping f rxm Ceylon,
India, and the Netherlands East Indies,
where practically all the tea comes from,
and the1 uncertainty of imports in the future,
has made the action necessary at this time.
American housewives will have to learn
how to brew tea in such a manner as to
extract the last bit of flavor from the leaves,
and in all probability the tea drinkers will
be imbibing a weaker drink than they did
this time last year.
A Tough Job
TAKE YOUR PICK!
We were interested in the answers to the
recent question carried in the "Voice of the
People" in this paper, regarding the most
important piece of work for the Chamber
of Commerce this season.
We are rather inclined to agree with the
person who suggested that the group should
be in readiness to meet any emergency that
might arise, for some of the plans will have
to be more or less tentative.
It will not be an easy season to plan for,
as things are changing at such rapid rate.
What would have been applicable two months '
ago, or even one month may be all out of
the picture ere the time the season gets
We believe that it is one year when all
funds should not be allocated at the begin
ning of the season, but that expenditures
should be carefully planned as time goes on.
Advertising today is receiving the closest
scrutiny it has known that attention comes
doubly, from those who advertise and from
those to whom the advertising is directed.
Business along with the nation generally
is passing through a crisis from which that
which measures up will endure, that which
does not will go down. Advertising;, its
power to reduce per unit selling cost dem
onstrated, welcomes such a testing, and
those who direct it should appreciate the
added responsibility existing conditions im
All of which prefaces our commendation
of the Merchants Association which has re
newed its committee to study advertising
media and promotions that much of the
wastage of money for so-called advertising
may be accomplished. The proposition is
a sound conservation move and one which
all worthy media will readily acknowledge
ana appreciate. -Shelby Daily Star.
How He Does It
For sometime we have marveled at the
manner in which President Roosevelt is able
to meet the critical events that have crowded
one after another during the terms of his
administrationStarting with physical handi
caps, he apparently keeps a cool head and
a steady hand through hard work and often
adverse criticism, that would down any or
We read during the week of an answer
given a friend who had wondered how he
had been able to keep his physical equili
brium and the President told him:
"During my waking workinsr hours I rrive
the best I have in me and neglect as little
as possible. When time comes for rest and
sleep I can reflect that I could not have done
better if I had it all to do over again, except
for hindsight, which simply does not come
at the same time as the problem. There is
nothing left for me but to close mv pvm anH
I do it and am asleep. I have no time for
To us the last two sentences are the heart
of his secret, and his ability to carry them
through is a triumph few can achieve. We
have been told that "if you can sleep well,
you ve got the world licked."
The United States is today, as it always
has been, the best investment in the world.
War Bonds and Stamps offer an opportunity
for each citizen to buy a share in America.
A hard day's work isn't half as tiring as
a four-hour banquet.
Everybody seems to know enough arith
metic to figure out what's coming to him.
We note with interest, plans for the ob
servance of an "Awareness Dav" down 4
Wilson, to be sponsored by the Chamber of
Commerce. There will be a parade, which
win oner a strange sight, as there will be
no motor vehicles in it
Automobiles will be reDlaced hv hiWrO
but they will not present a holiday air, for
they will bear no decorations, as that would
be a wasteful gesture for current times.
Crepe paper floating in the breezes is a thing
oi me past on such occasions.
But the number of pedestrians Will ha in
creased to substitute for the former motor
cars, iney, too, would have been almost
unknown groups a few years back for" they
win mciuae state Guardsmen, air raid po
licemen and fire wardens and first aid work
ers of the civilian defense office.
It doesn't sound very festive compared
with the elaborate decorations this tobacco
market has adorned such events with in the
past, but we predict that it will be a novel
affair, and will make more than one specta
tor given a second thought to the changing
conditions that prompted such a colorless
No man wants to talk sense to a pretty
We long had a premonition that something
terrible was going to happen, but we under
estimated its magnitude.
HERE and THE RE
HILDA WAY GWYN
As we grow older
Do you think the softball league
should attempt to put on their usu
al summer program T
C. C. Francis "I think with all
the. horrors of war we will need
something to make us relax from
the strenuous times and softball is
a good healthy exercise."
H. W. Burnette "I hardly see whj
they shouldn't carry on. The games
give the people something to do
and get their minds off of war."
Earl Ferguson "I see no reason
why the softball league should not
have their usual program this
C. N. Allen "I think it should
We are not going to be able to
drive around this summer and we
have to have something to do.
- .' C....tU will ' V uw.;Ma for
11 la a wig uuubii v. ill icciifuii'ui " "
continual surprise how early in building a "grander civilization . " pleasure.
J. E. Jones "I think they should
carry on. A lot of fellows wno
play softball, work hard all day
and it is their only exercise. It's
also a nice way for people to get
together and forget they are tired."
Miss Mattie Moody "I would
likp to see the lea cue carrv on as
usual, as there is nothing I enjoy
more, but if those in authority feel
rhiir it is ton irrpat an exnenae
at this time, I am willing to forego
It's Speed Tn
And Not Price 4
uyLHAKLES P. STEWio,
rwuvy.iu.s of stulI tZ J
government coniDeta 1
other as strenuously as evw. H
am. nut it u a n 1.:. ,
. - - Rina of A.
tition, as to all sorts of
the rate of anJ . ,WH) H
the market for: '
Before the world conflict ,,.
ed, whenever he needed
some sort he called for bT
Drir.es from nil o.,mi, m
and the lowest bidder mt i "1
frttT OBDIII'lllln. 4-L-. 1 .
dise would come un t
tions. ioday price isn't . . I
j lu '-"""ecuon Witt I
order the eovernment i I
ttmo nil vvit 4-n U . .
time. The present question
f 1.0 n mane me quickest ink
imagination and vision, re-1 ; Champion.- sure reopie
sourcefulness and daring are es- need recreation now as well as at
any utiicr time
life certain traits of human na- than storied land has ever known
ture ... common to mankind be
; ...4 k...
111. LU DI1UW , . . UIIIJ HUB I- i it" V LI 1 um. v.w.i.w mi.v. ui 1 ' '
nal feminine instinct of egging sential ingredients of the South
the man on crops out at a tender .which must arise after the West
age . . . we happened to be com- ern civilization has been cleansed
ing up Main Street one day last of the swastika's dark shadows
week ,' . . when the first graders
were leaving school from the Cen
tral Elementary . . . a very coy
ittle girl . . . was coming along
nth a boy her own age ;. . they
ran and skipped ... full of energy
. . her shoe string caught and
came untied , . , instead of fasten
ing it . . . she loosened it until it
looked as if her shoe might drop
off at any moment ... and then
she dared him to knock her shoe
off . . . what bov. with an ounce
of red blood in his veins would take
such a dare . . . so the next thing
we knew the shoe was flying in
the air, landing far down on the
sidewalk . . . the little girl was
limping on one foot . . . appearing
quite angry ... and then she flew
after the small boy ... with a verv
sarcastic remark . . . "Now I'll
just fix you for that" and on she
ran after him , . . their feet just
flew ... we couldn't help but
smile . . . such is the way of a
maid with a man . . . as thev crow
older, it takes another course
but the underlying principles of
the tactics remain the same. '
The more we consider the wav
General MacArthur and his familv
took themselves from the Philip
pines to Australia . . . despite dan
gers . , . the more our imagination
and admiration for their bravery
is nred .
Miss Almarie Robinson "We
onn't. Rtnrt pvprvthinff heransp wp
thp Sonth Whi,h i to he 'are .at war, and softball is a good
. ., , . .. . .. . . ., . i wholesome recreation, good for
must have the kinetic force to bu.ld ' who j and' t0Be who
for the future . . and the leisure watch the
to enjoy the edifice ... after u is . . : . . :
done . . . it must be wholly an j Jack Atkins-"I think they
Amencan South , . . . a South of should have the games this
liberty ... and learning of hu- The morale 0f the people of the
man dignity . . . and devotion to community has to be kept up. We
democracy . . we hope that Mr. can.t think of the war all the
IJabnev is ritrht . . . and that u:
" ... tunc.
the future of this country lies be-
low the Potomac. . . . Walter Crawford "I think the
league should carry through the
The following was contributed summer, because even if we are
by Mr. Rudolph E. Heinze ... 1 in war, we have to have a little
formerly of New York Statu . .Irw.rentinn
who has decided that Waynesville
was a good place to live when
he retired . . . he says the lines
were written during the First
World War. . . but even so, are
applicable to Number Two . . .
Letters To The
Of two things, one is certain,
Editor The Mountaineer:
Your editorial in the last issue
1 v . Miiugo, VI HZ 13 LCI taifl, yw. vuuuiiai 111 biic IdOV lo3U
Either you're drafted, or you're f "The Mountaineer" compliment
we are convinced
ie perilous journey so heset i ,
with danger . . . will stand out in ! " you re exPosed to danger, of
i-uA i t . .. . . I t.wn t.hihtra era ia f
if you're not drafted, there is no
need to worry,
If you are drafted, of two things
one is certain,
Either you're behind the lines, or
you're on the front,
If you're on the front, of two
things one is certain,
Either you're in a safe place or
you're exDosed to H
If you're in a safe place there is no
need to worry,
the records of history in the future
. . . ior there is no doubt that
the trip gave just the proper touch
of courage needed for our armed
forces as well as for the civilian
the General risked his all ; .
and we fear before this conflict
is over . . . we. too. will be called
upon to make many more sacri
fices than we realize at this stage
but one thine we have hepn
disappointed is that more has not
oeen said of Mrs. MacArthur
for evidently the General hna noth
ing on her when it comes to steady
nerve . . . and abi tv to "tnto it
We are tremendouslv interpstprl
in a new book just off the press
. . . "Below the Potamoc"
by Virginius Dabnev . . . editor of
the Richmond Times Dispatch . . ,
me reviews of the book make us
want to read it . . . there haa hppn
so much written about the South
as the nation's "Number one eco
nomic problem" . . . and now for
the section to be declared the fu
ture of this country, brings another
side of the storv in . view . . . nH
excerpt from the hook f.nt. thef
"No President since the Civil War
has revealed the unrlpratsnino nf
problems that Franklin D. Roose
velt has evidenced" . . . and oer.
tainly his most bitter critic could
not deny this statement about the
President . . . we hav spon vin
has happened in our own county
. . . in our own rural sections . . ,
and the South is rural for the most
part . . . here in Haywood . . .
during the past few years
the WPA . . .AAA ... TV A
. and FSA have wronerkf
- - - w nv.l
two thihtrs one is rertnin
Either you're wounded or you're
If you are wounded, of two things
one is certain,
inir mv work in Scnntiniy was to
tally unexpected, and very much
Under the capable leadership of
M. H. Bowles, I am sure that you
and the many other fine citizens of
this section will continue to co-
Either you are wounded seriously,
or you are wounded slightly.
If you are wounded slightly, there
is no need to worry,
If you are wounded seriously, of
two things one is certain.
Either you recover, or you die.
If you recover, there is no need to
If you die . . . YOU CAN'T
YOU'RE TELLING ME!
-By WILLIAM EITT-
Central Press Writer
We have all been critical of
agencies at times . . , and Justly
so perhaps but none fit n oan
deny that they have made a new
county here and a new Sonth
they have developed and brought
w iigm our potential advantages
. iney have given us a chance
. even if those fortunate enough
to have the monev have hurt to
load up with taxes at times
the Virginia editor predicts that
MILITARY writers refer to
the Infantry as the "queen of
battles." What they mean, of
course. Is that In war the in
fantry Is the ace of trumps,
Siamese 6sh ghts are always
on the square. Since they r
already in it, it's impossible for
either 6sb to to into the tank.
The ban on typewriters will be
easier to bear If It causes a
shortage of amateur sprinr
Current crop of fighting bulls
are softies, complains a Spanish
sports writer. Looks like that
flower-smelUng Ferdinand has,
after all. started a trend.
After having played in a con
tract bridge game with his wife.
Zadok Dumbkopf is convinced
that it's really just a shin game.
! ! . . ..
Malta has had 600 air raids
since Jan. L la that area the
sky must seem to be permanent
y, '. t
It may be paradoxical but
we've noticed most bis league
luggers arent able to fatten
their batting averages unless
they take off weight
THE OLD HOME TOWN
Z2! HO USE SPVTTn.tH.S,rhtnAiiyV I 1 1
HHO ATUIMT ei 7
I 1HB LINST ABOUT MS Vl .v.
Production Manager Donald
Nelson plionmu a. .
.. vH.H.bu rum A
reasonable ground that SnL).. 1
maia item in an emergency lfo 3
cAisnng one, even it it costs i
Til. n .
i.ic new ovsiera worlfs ... .
rather unexpectedly, k A .1
tage of small industries i
whose fate there's been so mJ
xi . v" wen
in tne pre-war era. of a.j
a nrn fi t- n n M .
"6""" lavonnsm in 4
nwaruiiis oi contracts. A politJ
pe. oi some wasmngton official j
department or bureau couldj
maice juicy bargains in his ot
nnitlflllAH in.. i. L
i-.iui.uicn judical, Decause unpJ
ieu nvais couia underbid the fav
ite, and get away with it,
Plenty of Order, '
Now, though, there not ni. J
'enough orders to go around, therl
a congestion of them. That's wl
speed is so essential in the matj
of getting them executed 1
But the benefits of the DorJ
Nelson system to small businej
well, a huge industry i 9n
uc auic ui urouuee niorp ponnniJ
.. .. - - -..vu-
cally, to itself, than a pewee, Col
sequently it can make better terl
to its customers. A pewee,
reason of its eeoeranhv or
such thing, may be able to hd
its own against the mnnstpr"ini
immediate neighborhood, but U
latter can easily outsell it to sui
vast buyers as thr .government
On top of that, envernmwi!
contract makers prefer rieals
mass producers. It's more com
lent for them to make wholesJ
arrangements with a single vi
concern than to negotiate, sepi
rately, with a lot of teeny wee
The result was. for a while. trJ
the whales were scoopine off all j
government's orders and the it
nows were threatened with bei
starved to death.
There's a limit, thoueh. to evi
mass industry's productive cap!
city. The corking big outfits prel
enuy become so loaded up w;I
Uncle Sam's contracts that til
began to delay deliveries, unavcil
And, there, simultaneously, we
the little ones, sitting on the sil
lines, in danger of going into ban
ruptcy, for lack of somethinir
keep them busy.
...... . . a
Hence Don Nelson s inspiratii
to get them at it.
Essentially he wanted their
put, but undoubtedly he also hat!
mind the lone-run desirability
preventing them from burstini
with all of the ultimately . disJ
trous economic consequences.
So he gave his orders to war N
duction's personnel to "nevf
mind some slight inconvenience
dickering with sn man? diffeH
small units," but "to go ahead
Cnva thorn .fttiffortto " troHiriff t
into action in Uncle Sam's bH
and saving their own lives, iM
Individually they are little, m
oui collectively they can mui
less tie BIG industry.
Thtt troilhla la tkaf a little ina
trv ovnanllv hoon't thp filWlci(
resources to readjust its
ment from peacetime to ";3
production. It simply CANffj
do it without charging more
the big fellows.
"O. K.. aerees Donald.
them a bit extra, for getting '
Whpthpr - not well ever
back to a .dtem of figurinf
price, rather than on speeo,
mams to be seen.
Some economists surmise
the noat-war miblic will sWI
the governmental production P'
losophy rather than back to
aM AtiA Tkat Anra i3 thflt Wu
v v VIIV A UV(W . ,
ou ultra up lur .
at the war's end that well com
i . r.( time rtB1
W ill ixi ma ...
than price. I'd scarcely
t. it. would be
guy who'd forecast what this
will lead up to.
operate to give our boy, Jt
with whom they come mJL
the benefits of the scout pWy
It i mv earnest hope f . J
will very soon obtain s P
lasting peace, and that I "'
permitted to return to my
Canton, N. C. '
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