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THE WAYNESVILLE MOUNTAINEER
THE WAYNESVILLE PRINTING CO.
Main Street Phone 137
Waynesville, North Carolina
The County Seat of Haywood County
W. CURTIS RUSS Editor
MRS. HILDA WAY GWYN . .Associate Editor
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THURSDAY, APRIL 9, 1942
Travel Has Started
Right at this time, when everyone is won
dering what the coming tourist season holds
in store for Western North Carolina, it is
interesting to note the heavy travel through
the Park from the midwest.
The actual count made by Park officials
shows that travel from Illinois, Michigan
and Ohio exceeds that of all other states
other than North Carolina and Tennessee.
On several occasions before, The Moun
taineer has suggested that more stress be
given publicity of this area in the midwest.
Right now, with defense projects booming in
that area, seems the logical time to center
a barage of invitations to come down South
and UP in the mountains.
To venture a prediction for the coming
season would be a wild guess, but the more
conservative business people feel that while
we may not enjoy tourists in as large num
bers, we'can expect those who come will stay
longer, and in the end, the money spent will
equal that of normal years and perhaps even
better...;::"; . .
With travel already started down from
the midwest, every effort should be made
to "keep 'em rolling."
And certainly no one can deny the fact
that "scenic and safe" Western North Car
olina is the ideal place to vacation this year.
The record breaking attendance at the
churches throughout this community and in
the county on Easter Sunday should -toe
gratifying not only to the pastors of the
various denominations, but also to the pub
lic in general.
We need desperately to cling to the signi
ficance of Easter today, for we need all the
power of our-faith to tide us through this
dark era when there seems so much to deny
that sacrifice on the Cross centuries ago.
As spring comes, and with it the Easter
season after the dreariness of winter, to
awaken nature, so this year we need to Joe
assured that the good will of peace some
where awaits this stricken world, after the
winter of destruction and broken faith,
We trust that the large congregations will
continue not only for the duration of the
Go-To-Church campaign but for time to
come, as we must realize the price paid for
peace, and adjust ourselves to the days
ahead. We must try to look forward to the
time when across the wreckage of the world,
which has been brought about by self seek
ing, a new world of peace and brotherly love
; awaits us.
fa-rvfr- t...'..... .. 2.m
Rambling , Around
ny vv.uuktis RUSS
Bits of this, that and the other
picked up here, there and yonder
What do you plan to cut down
on to meet your increased taxes
of next year?
Geo. A. Brown, Jr. "I hope to
work harder and make more so
as to meet all necessary expenses
and tax load."
Thad Howell "I am going to
cut down on clothes, general liv
ing, trips and tobacco."
R. T. Royd "I'm going to eut
down on food and clothes you buy,
and I'll wear more overalls."
There are some
housewives i ,
aid from holM. .... 'u ""Wfc
egg shells, and" pan'" d
the children's ba'k
paraders could "
after the dav-! . A
in new shoes.
the flav m n,i. i. f".
an ooDortim f ..
children ,.,.., i i
his swept h
timi! t .f..,,;'
en ! ,
in iter book of
The American people and the allied na
tions have shouldered General MacArthur
with one of the gravest responsibilities ever
recorded by history. They have centered
their hopes for victory in his leadership.
HERE and THERE
HILDA WAY GWYN
At this season of the year we
often wonder if there is any flower
we wisn mat every American citizen does for one what the jonquils and
could have brought to their attention the I the daffodils can do :. . . as they
following taken from an interview the Gen- ZSTA' St ST $
eral had recently with a correspondent in beginning to show signs of coming
Australia. We. who sit on the sidelines, are to life they give a touch of
, , ., . ., ., I something hard to describe
su apt, .as we watcn ine game wnetner n lift of spirit . . . that starts
be war or sports, to know more about the song " one's heart ... akin to
rules than those directly involved. Those ih.!..fragranfe itof frfh, plowfd
of us back home should share the respon- soil . . . this year ... with the
sibilitv with the armed forces, aa the Gen- changes taking place . . . and the
i . . j u ' shifting of value over night
ciai jjuimeu uui wuen ue aiu; their coming e-ivoa nno pr,aHr,n
"My main purpose is not to suppress of security . . . of comfort found in
T,OWO K,,f rrnf ,r TKa voooati I """" " " CHBOUC Betting
..v,.,, .v svv x.v-..o v ju. axic and while on the subject
iui euuns uy uie uniieu oiates ana Aus-iiet us pass on a story . . . we
tralia in inform t.W niihli nf" wW ia aoino- recently heard ... which we like
m . , , , , .7 ." because it sounds so thoroughly
on is uiai, ii it uous not Know ine irutn, us American . . . and right now most
imagination operates, thereby reducing con- of s are appreciating what that
fidence. Silence will begin to react against " 9 mmea.ate
you. it, tnereiore, is or prime importance
that the public should be told, so it can sum
mon all its confidence and determination of
purpose in support of the war effort.
Joe and Mabel Gill are natives
of Texas . . . who have been tem
porarily transplanted in the North
. , . but who are gradually trekiner
T want your help without which we can- Joe and his family it means home
not get that maximum effort needed to win. again after several generations
I am an old censor myself. What I have u,of he. stfe ; Joe and Mabel
. , , , . . made their first step some years
said does not mean that what we give out ago when they started their sum-
here you have to take and use or that you merf here . . then the last, a
are limited to canned news. It does not th m,rrhs t tJl J t ' "
mean that you must abstain from criticisms, than Creek (the Thad Howell prop-
but I hone that before vou criticize, vou will !"y wm:n 18 to be a regular
:, ...i.. ul t ..... J- ?arm nt Just a plaything
avau yuuiseives to uie iai;ia. il juu uu, iast year they planted some jonquils
you Will find most criticisms disappear. on their Haywood county place
.... . . . . . , ,. ... ana now tney are in bloom . . .
' When you start to tear down public con- the bulbs might well b termed
fidence in military leaders you practically hardy pioneers . . . for we can as-
rWrtw an arnw ure you " no memDer or the
j Sgn or fVio flmiirlif... u
" "fr " O LllC
American Revolution can give a
mnra antliAnfM aimII . I Iv
viw'cua, icaus suuiB ut uui . in I J Jllm PilPli Y PflY tney.
to believe that the averace V
I Olllia Back ,n the 1790s . . . shortly
helped make so many homes cheer
ful . . . have been brought back to
Carolina ... we trust to stay ,
as their owners , . . always. . . .
Elsewhere in this newspaper today, are
extracts from a seaman's letter to his sister
here in Haywood. The general tone of the
letter does not show that men in service
are grumbling, or dissatisfied quite to the
contrary ; but the letter does reflect the sen
timent that men in service are far from sat
isfied with conditions back home.
The indifferent attitude of strikers, and
of some other
ngnting iorce to peneve tnat tne average
American does not realize the dangers our
armed men are confronting.
It will be well for civilians back home to
take time and energy devoted to grumbling
and criticism and do something constructive
in this period of all-out-defense.
Three Hundred Strong
We are particularly interested in the per
sonal appeal President Roosevelt is making
in his mobilization of the 4-H Club mem
bers of this country. On this group rests
a tremendous responsibility.
The 4-H Club members of today will be
our rural leaders of tomorrow, and their
contribution to victory will be a distinctive
service now and tomorrow in this nation.
In Haywood County there are 300 mem
bers, many of whom have accomplished out
standing work as was recently shown in
their annual Achievement Day program,
and we feel sure they are ready tc respond
to this call from the President.
Senator Robert R. Reynolds has demand
ed that General MacArthur return to this
country to take part in the deliberations of
the recently formed Pacific War Council.
The idea of a politician of the like of Sena
tor Reynolds, who before Pearl Harbor con
sistently opposed all preparations for the
defense of America, now telling the No. 1
military genius of this country what he
ought to do is too absurdly incongruous for
words (Nell Battle Levin Raleigh News
I after the Revolution , . . Joe's an-
One of the most remarkable instances of V
a civilian drafted for service is that of Dr. Una felt the urge to push farther
Needham Y. Gulley, who at the age of 87, West . . ,. as did so many of
13 returning to his post as professor Of law moved over to what, later became
at Wake Forest College. Franklin, Tenn. i. . . but the moth-
Dr. Gulley founded the law school at Wake the old homeTiace withoutlm?
Forest in 1894 and was its head from that her cherished bulbs . . . . for their
time to 1936, when he retired from active lLrifi d- fld hf 80ul
teaching duties. so she uprooted a clumn . . . and'
NOW With two Of the law professors called Pfr Plalted tkem on Tennessee
into service Dr. Gulley returns to prepare flourish in the new surroundings
the future barristers. It is an exceptional so much sb, that year after
tribute to a man of his age, that he is still ?836 V.' whefThV call'oTtie
young enough in his thoughts to deal with West came to younger members of
thp vonfh Of tViia urMiM-ntiW tne lamily ... to push on toward
. . . auiAiier none maKer
felt that life Ould not be com-
j-7 ipieue wiuioui tnose duids flowering
LtSSeiltial in her garden .1. . so along with
tne nousehold effects . ; . a goodly
From every department of the state 'gov- numbe5 ,of . tho,e Precious bulbs
ernment men are leaving for the service, but hong tedious journey" across the
it seems iiiai uwvexiior DruuKitlon 13 iiuiu-1 3'inii nmj , . . tne iamily
I took up land around what is now
.... .. a . . Texarkana . . I the government
are essential to the war effort in their pres-j offering 4,400 cres to a home-
ent civilian duties. They-are the highway steader . . witlj an additional 440
patrol and the rehabilitation staff of the 'C' "J
vocational education division, I family settled and they and their
The governor feels that since the patrol 13 lJ $
giving half of its time to convoying troops Spring the jonquils bloomed . . .
HirnnrV oMa onrl oi'ln tv, PRT tTiot then Joe Gill, or of the voune- de-
""I 7 ; scendante and bJ wife, Mabel .
they are doing more for war effort at that feit the call of the East . . . and
than they might as soldiers. I they went to Florida in 1925 . . .
He Ukewise feels that those who are en- rXtbTi
gaged in rehabilitating persons rejected for tradition . . . few years later
service, and soldiers and sailors incapacitat-
ed by war should not be drafted into the ,oamy f Florida to New
England . . . nd now after 150
armed forces. rears bulb hve mnltinhed mnA
hpeaking of shortages ... we
are told that the "date shortage"
for girls over twenty is acute .
that is .the steady "pre-war type
of dating . . . and that it will even
be felt more sharply in the future
than at present . . of course the gals
who are lucky enough to live in
the vicinity of a camp are having
too many dates to suit them . .
in fact we hear that in one section
of the state . . . the girls were much
thrilled the first part of the dura
tion over such an excess of dates
. . . but that patriotism can grow
mighty thin over too many blind
dates . . . that fail to come up to
expectations . , . and that there
are too many men now in the ser
vice . . . for the uniform to add
glamor when "there ain't none"
to begin with . . . it is said that
the teen age hasn't felt the crimp
yet . . ; ror their friends aren't
in the draft age . . . but that with
in a flip or two of th calendar
... their boy friends will be
marching with the colors . . . and
another shortage crop date will
be in the making . 4 . and they can
sympathize with their older sisters.
The following was contributed
to us for use in this column by
Mrs. Mary E. Moore, of Lake Juna
luska . , . it was enclosed in a let
ter to the Rev. J. A. Baylor, from
Bishop Paul B. Kern . . . Rev,
Baylor . . . a retired Methodist
minister . . . retired before the
usual age of Methodist preachers
. . . to "have time to live a bit
leisurely' . . . which is to most of
us tne ideal way , . . if it could be
managed. . . .
"Age is a quality of mind;
If you have left your dreams be-
' hiid '
And hope is cold,
And have ceased to look ahead,
And your ambitions' fires are dead,
Then you are old;
But if from life you take the best,
And if in life you keep the jest,
And love you hold,
No difference how the years go by,
No difference how the birthdays
fly, ' .-. .
You are not old.
Dr. Sam Stringfield "Nothing
in particular, but everything in
Mrs. Rufus Siler "I haven't
worked it all out yet, but one
thing I am certain about is that
I am going to grow more foodstuffs
and can more."
Horace Duckett "For one tljing
next year I guess I'll walk and
save gas and my car, which will
be one way I'll save. I guess I'll
have plenty of company."
-: overwork i...,i
'Ha ...u.-.L r ' m
- n""-n to get aw
. "cw anu that
n.tovi, . now do
. Guy Massie "I am not expect
ing to have an increase for I am
not expecting to make enough to
pay an increase. '
Mrs. Hugh A, Love "I think
mine will be a little here and a
little there cut down."
Henry Gaddy "I guess it will
be just a little bit on everything,
so we can pay for this war.";
C. C. Brown "I expect to cut
down on all so called luxuripa.
such as v amusements, clothes and
STILL FIT AT 61
Jersey City. Rejected by the
army on the grounds of age and
physical disability. Othel Baxter.
former U. S. army major and vet
eran of three wars, recently com
pleted a 61-mile walking trip on
his 61st birthday in order to satis
fy himself that the army authori
ties erred in disqualifying him,
FIVE YEARS AGO
Haywood County Hospital re
ceives $19,473 check from Duke
Many improvements are made at
the Pet Dairy Products Company.
Miss Lillian Wyatt, Hazelwood
girl, is honored at Woman's Col
lege, University of North Carolina.
Will G. Ford, 62. farmer and
cattle raiser, killed by falling
house when chimney fell.
J- W. KUlian buvs controllinff
stock in Waynesville Laundry.
William Medford named presi
dent of Rotary Club and Rev. H.
w. uaucom, secretary-treasurer.
$212,000 spent by WPA in Hay
wood county during past 13 months.
Congressman Zebulon Weaver
denies that he is "asleep at the
. Lt. Jack Edwards, graduate of
Annapolis, received promotion
from President Roosevelt from
lieutenant, junior grade, to lieutenant.
diffpstivo . .
a day of rest f.-oni J
which one must nibble thir
w.c uay w get into the tv
..UIU w a(j
check and make suip n .!
egg was left in the eornJ
-,c WI xuy piace about
T "le Ja'-a to rot and
y,,, iU) an(j
ior me parade, and then fP
perhaps, most of all
have a day in which to
..leaning oi taster, void
commercialism. That, witk
ocii, wouia warrant the
TEN YEARS AGO
. Plans are being made for erec
tion of building for vocational
Republicans of Haywood county
enuorse noover at Canton meet
ing and elect delegates to State
u. O. r. convention in Charlotte,
waynesville bovs win hnnnn
boxing and wrestling. Don Hyatt
r erguson and Ben Atkins
bring home titles from Asheville
R. T,. Prvnaf aarna TCAn.
I - , wuv oaja UUW .19 .1,119
liime to Duy and build homes. Ad-
THE OLD HOME TOWN
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mM BOOTS Af THE UTTUe SCRAP tftOH
f VOU TfMHSO OVE TO TH' OveifHMEMTT
VOHT WN THIS VJIARv-SETIOOR vSeRe"
1 6AROEM TOOLS, YOU RE OOWi'TO J ( j C"nAPPep
A.WORK. EVEBV VAT LOTSy--v,iX 1 N
W - , ' CAM
B)M AND BTTTDP ws ... J
Mu . .. r-
n 1MB MOnK FROMT
.Observing a group of J
otage a continuous egg hum
uy, orougnt to mind. thP
several years ago, when
seuc young tellow. dwi,
ly hide the eggs, and th.
on tne door of his fathw
proved to be the ideal nla
In the excitement of tkt
tne last three eggs were not
weeks passed. Then
a " -. . . .
Ana one Sultry August aft,
alter the car had been st:
in the broiling sun all da
missing Easter eces were
And what a .discovery.
TT t i .. .
now long nas it been sine!
took a. third-grader into yotJ
hdence ,and carried on a cor.'
tion in their language?
Recently I talked to i
third grader, who makes the
est of grades,, and learned
from discussing the world
saw it. Her problem rigki
is trying to master aritti
and especially division.
Going a little deeper into
metic, we talked of addition,
traction, arid then how to
a thousand, five thousand
even a hundred thousand,
a puzzled look on her facJ
"Is there anybody in the
who can write a billion
like the man on the radio was
ing about last night?"
She got an answer thai
wholly unsatisfactory, ! A cl
explanation was attempted m
to give a vague idea of how
dreds went into thousands,
millions and at last billions.
The explanation and answi
And after all, she is notM
self. Who is there that cat
rately comprehend a t
say nothing of a billion?
But this thing could go j
. .a . tf.
ever . And ir VOU wain "
a cheap, and harmless drunU
with a M
kj fimiKOD an.av tin in tti
linna: nnd trv to fieure'OUtW
mate answer. You are sure
"GOOD" LEG BR0KES,
. Los Aneeles. Although J
Paz. 18, had broken his W
at camp he was hobbling
t-Ua V,,V.V,woir nn crUtCll
Thomas : Casteneda how
wanted to get back into
Japs". Along came
hit. Paz. left M
auwiiivuuvf ... -
conscious. Army surgeoM
ii v; ,n driver Ma
tllUb LI1C 111!,-"' ,
Paz's left leg and '3
head iniuries. He
i time 10 O'-l
acuon iui du".'-
vises citizens to invest i
as saie n antp
ior represent.. .
Waynesville and county
Waynesville uc"";;t. ftr
Chapel Hill to compe J
Mrs. Woodson jo
ny the group. .
Beef cattle promises
for Haywoi-d county
J. C. B. nn!lf . "tk W
for governor, wiu. r. I
April 14th. 0 R
w.vnMville P8Per'. -.1, i
on display at Moun
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