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THE WAYNESVTLLE MOUNTAINEER
THURSDAY, Apftjr .
THE WAYNES VILLE 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
W. Curtis Russ and Marion T. Bridges, Publishers
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PRESS ASSOCIATION 5
THURSDAY, APRIL 30, 1942
Bad News For Enemy
The local campaign which is being held
this week is one of nation-wide scope. The
American people are going to have to fi
nance this war, and those in authority fee
that the, fairest way in which to ask them
to help their country is by making an in
vestment, which in turn will be a benefit to
Six months ago it might have taken more
argument to convince an American citizen
of what might happen to us here in America
than it does today. Now that the facts are
brought home to us daily, as we read the
last word about the war and listen to the
news commentators over the radio, we ap
preciate the gravity of our situation and
also the cost of the relief.
When we think of , it, the purchase of
stamps and bonds may mean a pinch to us
now, but in reality it is not only a way to
help win the war, but a very fine way to
save. If we win the war, which we are sure
we are going to do, we will have something
laid away for that rainy day, that we know
will follow war, regardless of which side
wins. If this country should fail our money
will do us no good. So either way it looks
like tnere is not but one answer that is
buy bonds and stamps until it hurts.
Among the worse news our enemies could
hear right now, would be for every, person Back To BeCtrds
wno spends money 10 say:
"Give me part of my change in war sav
ings stamps." i
With every person taking part of their
change in stamps, it would not be long be
fore many books could be filled and then
exchanged for bonds, and a bond is a slap
in the face of the enemy.
Every business house should "stock up"
on war stamps, and call it to the attention
of their customers to take some as change.
America needs money, and every stamp
sale means that much. No American can
afford not to invest in these war savings
stamps and bonds.
We do not have time to wait until next
week to start. This is the week that counts,
and then every week.
Merchants, business men, and customers,
NOW is the time America needs your money.
Stock up. Buy. Do your part. , '
The following comments were made by
The Washington Post when the question of
limiting production of razor blades came up:
"Mr. Nelson may go down in history
among other things, as the sponsor of a
new bearded age. We are thinking of the
WPB order curtailing the production of
safety-razor blades to an average of one
blade per week per adult male American
Some men may get along on such a ration.
But how about those in households where
the paternal razor blades must do extra
duty as pencil sharpeners and carvers of
toy airplanes ?
"Doubtless the transition from a bearded
to a shaven age, or vice versa, has always
been accompanied by war. According to tra
dition, it was Alexander who introduced the
habit of shaving among the Greeks, Scipio
Atricanus among the Romans, the Norman
conquerors among the laity of England. Yet
it was the Norman Crusaders who made
beards again fashionable in Medieval Eu
rope. Then, with the mtnm
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Ere this is nrinted there mav be many eustom ot the demi-beard or mustache be
revelations regarding the sources of some ns- The American Civil War, as we all
of the forest fires that have been raging on know was accompanied by a spontaneous
our verdant hills during the past week tak- ana luxuriant outburst of facial foliage on
ing every sign of life with them as they oth Sldes especially among general officers,
spread in their course of destruction. Few, to be sure, achieved such magnificent
Whatever may have come to light, we effuteence as Generals Longstreet and Jack
speak ahead of time in vehement tones re- son; However, an elegant form of cheek
garding the punishment that should be whlsker much favored by our grandfathers
meted out for such a crime. For the burn- slH bears. the martial name of 'Burnside',
ing of our forests is not only a crime against hourh this is often vulgarly inverted into
the present, but a sin committed against Sldeburn3'
generations to come. "After the end of the first World War
We feel sure that some of the fires must shaving became virtually universal. Even
have been "set by hand", but whether from in France the square-cut beard of the poilu
deliberation or from carelessness, the re- and the bristling warrior mustachios of the
suits have been the same, untold dollars marshals gave way to absolute hairlessness
worth of young timber has been destroyed, or to a slender vestigal crescent around the
and the destruction of the fertility of the base of the upper lip. In England the char
soil can not be estimated. acteristic blacking-brush mustache of the
We have suffered draughts in this sec- early 1900's gradually vanished and in
tion and we know what they mean. The America those 'handlebar' mustaches whose
fatality to the rainfall we are told will be tapering ends had twitched so proudly at
even greater than that to the timber and an juan mil and at Manila Bay became a
the soil. ' ' - theme of jest and scorn. But it looks as if
It is said that an acre of forest releases we shall now have to accept them and
more moisture than an acre of water, and beards, too as part of the national land-
that the forests are the chief sources of scape.
our rainfall. These hold moisture. They :'v;:;; -; .
soak up rainfall like a sponge and the trees " ' '
draw the water through their roots and send Hereford Gofll
it into the air through the leaves. The
very air over forest lands becomes filled Last week's Mountaineer carried the in-
with moisture until the moisture returns dlvldua and total amounts paid for Hay
to the earth in the form of rain. wood Hereford cattle shown and sold at the
It looked at one time as if the forests North Carolina Hereford Breeders Asso-
in this mountain area would find their way ciation show and sale held recently in Wilson
to the markets in lumber products until the The fact that five out of the thirty-five
government stepped in and took a hand head in the sale and show were from Hay
in its work to preserve for years to come wood alone is significant and should offer
certain areas. Through these reservations encouragement and inducement to the Here-
and government controlled properties fish- ford breeders in this section.
ing was coming back and wild life was in- We join County Farm Agent Howard
creasing in the forests. Clapp in his appeal that each Hereford
Now thousands of acres are in desolation breeder in Haywood (and we understand
and waste, awaiting years before they will there are around thirty) make their plans
be reclaimed by Nature and brought back now to enter at least one animal in the
to a state of vegetation and fertility. The show and sale next year. Certainly the re-
picture is depressing and regrettable. For cent record shows that Haywood Herefords,
those who are guilty of this destruction only given a chance, "can go places."
drastic punishment could fit the crime.
HOO MAVt HO
IDEA MOW GOOD yV
, . , ;
Voice of the Peonl
Everv week The Mountaineer asks a anosr;nn
- . . ... . r u a cnr. .
in mis column in,e readers give the an- "I1
HER E and THERE
HILDA WAY GWYN
About the most engaging spe
cial edition we have seen in some-
ime is the "Raleigh's Sesquicen-
tennial" of The News and Observer
. it is a happy combination
history brought up to date
th clever handling, that it seems
to be the latest bit of news . . .
story after story dealing with the
history of the state s capitol
which is after all the history of
the state and a picture of life in
North Carolina . . . yet on every
hand the facts are brought up to
last development in that particular
field ... we highly recommend the
edition to history teachers . . .
for the articles could so easily be
incorporated with history lessons
....... one article of special interest
to us is about the newspapers of
Raleigh . starting with the first
one published, written by none
other than the "Old Man" himself
. . ; Mr. Josephus Daniels . :.. .
which all brings to mind . . . that
our local men in uniform may
find the Sesquicentennial a tender
subject . . and one that fills our
State Guard with deep regret .
as they had planned to take part
in the grand parade . . . and in
stead they are here tramping in
the hills . . , guarding smoked
charred entrances into our forests
yes, they are in uniform . . .
but not exactly on parade . , .
While on the subject we Would
like to pay tribute to the local
unit for the manner in which they
swung into action when mobilized
last Friday ... we had occasion
to visit the armory as the first
patrol of 14 men was ready to
take off for duty in the forests . . .
and it gave one the spirit of a
camp to see how the uniforms
seemed to transform the men into
real soldiers on duty ... Captain
Bradley was in Brevard checking
up at the hour. . and Lt. Byrd
was-in command . . . but the Cap
tain had left things in capable
hands . . . we noticed a couple of
young wives hovering near the
doors . , .. with rather strained ex
pressions . i ... as if their men
might be ready to get into battle . . ,
A westerner in whose car an explosive
was found wired to the ignition insists he
has no enemies. Friends, eh?
As we understand the Hollywood divorce,
they were so perfectly darling to each other
it was unbearable.
And well they might have felt
that way . for the fires that
have been raging over our moun
tains . . '.. have certainly offered
a challenge ... and we feel that
the men who. have been fighting
them hour after hour in heat and
blinding smoke . . . are just as
heroic as the boys in uniforms
now in our armed fighting forces
on the battle fronts ... if you
have any doubts ... Just take a
look at the haggard worn face of
a man off duty ... after several
hours fighting fire . . . they tell us
that after about one hour the
thirst one suffers is beyond de
scription . . . and when we con
sider how difficult it is to get to
some of the picturesque spots of
our rocky hillsides even under fa
vorable conditions . . we Won
der how a fire in such inaccessible
places could be fought . . . it would
seem impossible to make a "fire
line" on certain types of our ridges
, incidentally we have not been
on the Beech Gap Road . . but we
hear it is a very depressing sight
. which reminds us . . . that
we are having a hard time decid
ing what drive will rate first now
that our most popular one is such
a devastated sight . . . .
principal of the local high school
and thletic coach he has a man
sized job . . . But on Monday
Buck Bowles . . superintendent
. . . was Lt. Bowles, aide to Major
Howell in command of the 8th
Battalion of the State Guard .
was with the Major on duty in the
forests . , . some of the teachers
were being instructed in sugar ra
tioning technique . . . others were
busy giving exams . . . Sara Jane
Walker ; . ..'. band director, was
at home recovering from an op
eration . . . so there were extra
jobs at every corner , . . for
Coach Weatherby ... the band
must be directed . . . the choral
groups must be led . . . but in due
time Coach covered all fields .
he admits that he may have got
ten more quantity than quality
he says he noticed that the
band students would stop every
now and then and rest themselves
and their instruments . . . while
others played on . . . and he did
not intend to have any loafing on
the job . . . so he demanded that
they all play at once ... but later
he found that his technique was
a little off . . . for that it was law
ful for them to stop , . . as they
had certain parts only to play . . .
and when he directed the choruses
he told them to sing . . . and sing
they did, he says . . , we take it
that Coach must have applied his
football tactics to his music di
recting, . . but it is obvious that
Coach is a volume expert . . .
And sneakino- n nhunW.
we have one here at The Moun
taineer . . . for we are represent
ed in the State Guard . . . by none
other than Corporal Mat-inn T
Bridges . . . one of the owners and
managers of the shop . . . when
we came to work we were crwtoH
with ... "Did you know that Mar
ion won't be here today . . . and
that he might not be back for the
FIVE YEARS AGO
1937 v.,, v..
Land 0' Sky making plans to
pack 200,000 cases of fruits and
vegetables in 1937.
County farm agent W. D. Smith
is distributing this week checks
totaling $25,000 to Haywood coun
ty farmers for ' payment of farm
activities participated in during
Major Boatwright well pleased
with Company "H" of the 120th
Infantry after inspection at local
Plans completed to surface Ha-
Miss Emily Palmer crowned May
t h8Ad ou think of
to draft women f, J
naval reserves' l
Mrs. J. H. BrysonIZ,
many jobs that '4
take the places of Z
hfe and releaso A.men
eligible for m liT
I do not think it nL
nave such a reserve,
W. L. Hardin .i .
fine thins anH thu4
.n many positions to rrfT
for sprv no . . .
. ... ,, ,. ,
tn .. . , '
not be able
sure that eventual., tl
this country will L.
Miss ModelTMZT. ,
la a fin ,i 1 .. . . .
- r11"11- 1 have b
they wou (i
R. H. Blacken .i j
tVio . 1 Bo-
Queen at Western Carolina Teach- but of course if the
I r "niLftl l ihn.,. .
Ninety candidates are slated to ! all right
receive W. T, H. a. diplomas. -
Dogs of Grady Boyd awarded
ribbons at show held at Middle
Seniors from State College will
make inspection of forests in this
TEN YEARS AGO
Mrs. Paul Walker-"! 7
r ui ine plan I l
home front and the 1
joos will keep the woma,
aim mat they can
J. W Killing r.
vice presiueni 01 wortn Carolina r ran t
i . . it,
. .-y. umer ream
Dr. J. R. McCracken is elected I "lease men for duty
Haywood county will receive 220
barrels of flour for the needy
families, sent here bv the Red
Weaver H. McCracken withdraws
from race of register of deeds,
Sixty-six students receive diplo
mas from Waynesville high school.
Inside information is given about
Haywood County Hospital by Au
ditor iroy Wyche, who says people
are fortunate in owning such an
Eighteen registered bulls sold
at Clyde to Haywood county farm
ers, prices ranging from $30 to $65
$188,796.41 was spent on Hay
wood county schools during last
Judge William Smathers. form
er resident, is honored by Good
Deeds Award given by Kiwanis club
in Atlantic County, N. J.
Miss Nanette Jonen-n.L
fi,uth!ne and 1 think,
..vuiU oe trained to take th
men iu.uus emergency.'
Tnhn TW f
. . .... ueen 'IheM
""'"c" are going to havelo
work that women ran a,
Strongly in favnr nl j.
them for service if it become
coooiy ior tne defense of out
try. But on the othpr i,obj
willing to trust the inJ
i" autnority to work
Human progress can1 be boiled
down to the mastery of emotions
by men and women self control.
in other words.
duration of the forest fires and
that we may have to get Out the
paper this week without him?"
, that remark seemed to be the
keynote of the day . . . seemed
to knock the props from under us
II . , . from the editor down .
and it brought the war a little
closer for no doubt if it had not
been for the conflict raging thou
sands of miles from here .
Marion would not have joined the
btate Guard . .. and if it had
not been for the war, the State
Guard would not have been or
ganized to take the place of the
National Guard . . . and so it eoes
in every nook and corner of
this country ... will be felt the
deprivations. . . .
Norman CaIdwpll"Sn J
in.c wuinen are joiif
i"e cnuugn 10 ao at honietol
mis war, without drafting the:
J. Q. Allison "As far J
women are Concerned in tkit
I feel that it should be le!
them to do as they pleas,
there should be only .-volunteer
I feel sure, that without to
pense of a draft there will hJ
ficient number of those who i
offer their services without tl
mg them to sign up."
YOU'RE TELLING ME!
-By WILLIAM RITT
Central Press Writer
HITLER, we read, has recalled
Field Marshals von Brauchltsch,
von Bock and von Rundstedt
back to the jobs from which he
fired 'em. It seems Adolf did his
spring house-cleaning too soon
-.-! ; !
Zadok Dumbkopf knows an
ex-motorist, now a pedestrian,
who still looks over bis shoulder
to see if a traffic cop is trailing
' '. ! t
Grandpappy JTenklns thinks the
odds against Fldo getting his
dog food Is a can are now ap
proximately tin to one.
Gosh, maybe we won't even
be able to get wooden tires! A
recent scientific article claims
that trees have a very high
Hitler has postponed bis offen
sive, they say. from spring to
summer So be can blame its
failure on the beat?
Wouldn't It be fleroe if those
three Navy flyers who drifted for
weeks eating only shark meat
started a new food fad f
' ! !' '!'
And then there was the man-about-town
who. when told he
should get Interested In gardens,
thought what was meant was
the roof variety. ,
We have tried to do several
things at one time . . . and be
in two places at once . . . so we
always have great sympathy for
anyone caught in such a tran . . .
but we hand it to Coach Weatherby
lor holding down more jobs
in the course of a day than we
thought possible . . , on Monday
of this week Coach was expected
to be a super man . . . and he was
. and proved for all time his
THE OLD HOME TOWN
SlMiaf J VMM
THE BOOK NOBODY
I 1,1 Mill -r-
THKjTtSHj I SOUP W1U. WEAR
HWCP O jf ILL HAVE TO FIX
4rxpv l' -- -r7l that chair anc
c' S lill'l v S SOHB WONT MISS
LrrV5-3 J. W TMS: BALL
M lr 70 .W TKLV
Recently Judtre Johnso:
Hayes, of the Middle Distrirl
eral court, decided to read
young delinquent who had
ed far from his horne the
the Prodigal Son.
A courtroom Bible was
able, and Judge Hayes ttirr.l
the large audience and askec
someone tell him the bod
chapter wherein the story
in the New Testament
The crowd seemed embsml
The vast majority of the m
women present were unable
the required information. F;
an old Negro called out the
book and page.
He read his Bible. He
where the truths that have
ed the fire and flame may be
We would like to know w
Neerro. We have an idea tts
is a man of character, an
tional force in a land where
today read all sorts of book
the Bible, though the Bible
ed with the greatest poe
sweetest love stories, the M
philosophy and the most M
prose to be found in all the
ture of the apes.
We would like to know tui
Negro. We believe he w
virtue of humilitv and the
of the bended knee.
that in men of his mold m
devotion to simple Christiu
ing lies the hope of Ameria.
the redemption of a trout
TEN GOOD RU1$
Thn m"a s Jpfferson, hst
founding father of the M
drew un this decalogue n
l i j..-litl!3
cai ruies 01 cohuui-i. v. -
pertinent today as bf
1. Never put off tul !
what can be done tooay- I
2. Never trouble other! 4
what you can do yurs"V,
o xt rnuf
m . 11
lore you nave iu
4. Never huy wn i'
i . a i fr
want Decause ii - ,ki
5. Fride costs as muv.-
iinirsi ana cum. . jf
nr - vafW!U I
o. we nevei 'r-
too little. ,,..
7. Nothing is trouo-c-
I we do willingly. ;
8. How much pa" T
9. Take things Vj y
handle. . .)!)
11. When angry
versatility ... to begin with as
. l,-. ' - a ,1
I ten before you sP.
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