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THE WAYNESVILLE MOUNTAINEER
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THE WAYNESVILLE PRINTING CO.
Main Street Fhone 137
Waynesville, North Carolina
The County Seat of Haywood County
W. CURTIS RUSS
MAT DMA fD UKA
tA0 Yf ASSOCIAIIUN
THURSDAY, JUNE 4, 1942
We Hope It Stops
We regret the theft of tires last week
from a building on Main street. We are
sorry for the young men who were tempted
to steal and for the owners of the property
Often in a great crisis there comes a
wave of theft and lawlessness. We hope
that the present critical era will be free of
such, for it is not only demoralizing to a
community, but it is a depressing thought
to realize that at such a time any citizen
would not feel a personal responsibility to
cooperate with his government rather than
The times demand the best every citizen
has to give, and we trust that this will be
the last case of its kind to take place in the
Rev, J. C. Madison gave an unusual slant
in his talk on Memorial Day at Greenhill
cemetery, but he touched a point that came
very close to us. He did not speak of what
we thought of the heroes of wars in the
past, but of what the veterans, if they
could speak to us today, would say.
What the heroes of 1917 might think of
us today was a challenge as Rev. Mr. Madi
son presented their imagined thoughts to
the crowd gathered to do honor to the sol
diers of wars of other days. For when we
review what has happened since Armistice
Day, when we thought we had "made the
world safe for democracy," we realize our
short comings as individuals and as a na
"We have not kept the faith" as we should,
for as the speaker pointed out, we have
lost some of our ideals along the way in
the mad rush for money and speed in modern
He also spoke of hate, and of how far
removed from decency in war effort is the
"school of hate." The method of training
men to fight because of hate has never ap
pealed to us as much as "the love of coun
try and to keep it safe" motive of attack
and defense. We do not like to think of
our boys fighting merely with a synthetic
fury in their hearts instead of the flame
of patriotism, spurring them on.
A iter Twenty Years
A man who establishes a business and
for twenty years sees it grow and prosper
can look back with satisfaction on what he
has created. ''
No business can expand with profit dur
ing that length of time which has not gain
ed the respect of the community for much
of this type of business is built upon the
good will of friends and patrons.
Upon such a record we congratulate
Claude N. Allen, who retires from active
management of his store in Hazelwood this
week, after twenty years of honest values
given and cordial relations with his customers..-
We extend wishes for the continued suc
cess of the business to the new owner, E.
H. Balentine and his associates.
A man out in Idaho is reported uncon
scious from a spider bite. And so we learn,
after all these years that Little Miss Muf
fet understood that discretion was the bet
ter part of valor. Lansing (Mich.) Journal.
MRS. HILDA WAY GWYN............ Associate Editor
W. Curtis Russ and Marion T. Bridges, Publishers
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With the labor necessary to cultivate and
harvest farm crops in Haywood County as
yet an uncertain matter, we can give our
deepest sympathy to Eastern Carolina, where
it is reported that truck crops are rotting
because of lack of gasoline to transport
them to market.
While on the other hand it is said that
storage tanks are full of gasoline and trans
portation trucks are idle.
In a matter of this kind it appears on
the surface that some relief should be given,
as the case presents all the earmarks of
an emergency. We believe in every possible
cooperation with the government and its
war time creation of rationing, but surely
under such conditions there should be an
exception, in view of the crying need for
more food production and the personal loss
of the farmers.
Leave It To Prophets
A few weeks ago Secretary Elijah Knox
w as predicting that the Navy was going to
stop sinking of ships by the U-boats on the
Atlantic coast, and the very next week the
assassins of the sea increased their sinkings,
even sending one to Davy Jones' locker in
the mouth of the Mississippi.
And now comes Secretary Elisha Stim
son, donning Elijah's mantel, predicting that
it is "inevitable" that the Japanese will
make an air raid on the Pacific coast.
Better let Elijah and Elisha do the prop
hesying. Raleigh News and Observer.
From Light To Darkness
In America science and industry have
worked together to develop and stimulate
lighting effects. A modern city, and even
a town the size of Waynesville, puts on a
colorful appearance after nightfall.
Now in the new order of things, we are
told to dim the glowing lights and "if in
doubt put them out." It is hard to think of
light as an enemy, for we Americans have
revelled in the Great White Ways of our
cities, but now illumination is discouraged.
When we read about the coast towns, or
more often we have reports from someone
who has been visiting them, we understand
how hard it is for us to realize fully what
: war is meaning to our country.
In a recent radio talk General Thomas A.
Terry of New York said: "The mariner on
a ship at sea hunted by submarines, has
different ideas about light these days or
rather these nights. The very glow of the
sky over a big coastal City, to say nothing
of direct lights, forms a backdrop of light
against which ship moves silhouetted for
the stalkers like a slow moving target in a
Which gives us a vivid picture of the
coastal situation and shows us how far we
are from the danger zone, here in our pro
tected hills. We should be more grateful for
this sense of daily security.
Pork Is Going Up
The record made by the Haywood County
4-11 Clubs last week in Buncombe County
should be an impetus to the pork production
in Haywood. The younger generation is
proving how profitable a pig can be when
When one brings into consideration the
fact that a June pig can be a 250-pound ani
mal ready for slaughtering by December the
advantage of adding a few-dollars to the
farm for cash realization at Christmas is
''With' the' dairying industry making such
developments in Haywood County, which
will add surplus milk on the farms, the profit
of pigs is even greater.
Pork is now selling higher on the markets
than it has in years. So it looks like the old
sow and her brood will be a mighty good bet
to take the place of one of those diminish
ing crops that may be on the farm schedule
for the coming year. '''
The general belief that fish is "brain
food" is now declared erroneous by scientists.
They probably arrived at this conclusion by
noting that fish is eaten largely on Friday
and observing the foolish things persons do
on the week-ends. Mobile Register.
Cork for bottle caps is scarce, not to men
tion metal. So brewers urge beer drinkers
to buy half -gallon bottles and make one cap
do the work of four. Can we now expect
a new series of advertisements wittr the
slogan: "Bigger Bottles Will Win the War?"
Christian Science Monitor.
THE QUISLING KIDS
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Voice of the Peopli
Wvorv week The Mountaineer asks a nnosrinn .
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in this column the readers give the an we '
Do J'ou think th
HERE and THERE
HILDA WAY GWYN
Every Memorial Day when we
attend the ceremonies in Greenhill
, we want to take up with those
who have members of their fami
ies in the armed service of their
country . . . the matter of the in
scriptions on their graves . . this
year the urge was greater than
ever . . . we know that it is con
sidered quite old fashioned now
days to have anything but the bare
name of the deceased and dates
of birth and death on tombstones
, but on Saturday morning . . ,
when the roll was called of the
veterans of the wars . . . and we
saw and joined in the exodus
from the crowd ... who left the
group to place a flag upon7 the
grave of a soldier . , . we thought
for the sake of history . . . for
the future . that some inscription
should be put on every soldier's
tombstone in Greenhill . . . say,
a Veteran of the Spanish-American
War . . . his title and rank, and
maybe division "... .a Veteran of
World ynr ... . and now, sad to
relate, there Will be two groups
of these . . . fifty years hence . ; .
some of those graves may be for
gotten '.'.. , but if that inscription
of their service to their country is
on the marker , . , it would give
data that would be both interest
ing and informative to generations
to come. . . .
We appreciate the fact that
often it might seem a bit, boastful
. and that a sense of modesty
might keep people from having
this information inscribed . . . yet
it is a false type of modesty . . .
for if a man has beqn willing to
make the supreme sacrifice . . .
and served his country in its hour
of need, it is only fitting that he
shoud have the credit and recog
nition even though in life he might
have shunned any glory . . . for
himself. . . .
We hear on ail sides of new econ-
mies being practiced in the com
munity ... and U looks like that
is the one bright spot . V . if you
could apply such a cheerful and
optimisitc word at this critical
hour . . . because really, it isn't
going to; be in style to try , to
keep up with the Jones for the next
few years . . . in fact, the per
son who can make the most of a
limited opportunity Ms going to
be the smart person this year . . .
maybe next ... . not the one
who is trying to make a display
. .'.', extravagant appearances
are going to be flaunts , in
the face of those who are
struggling to still eat, wear
clothes, and keep warm, to
say nothing of buying government
bonds . ;. . anybody breaking out
with prosperity will inspire the
prevalent question "How many
bonds have you bought?"
Are you having trouble about
remembering to carry your sugar
books when you go shopping for
the family s sweetening quota?
we had every intention, after
rationing of sugar went into ef
fect to keep right up with our
privilege to buy . . , for fear that
before the time expired there would
be another reduction in quotas
. we planned to make our pur
chase at the beginning of the 2
weeks period .... . . but on the first
Monday, we overslept and just
made the office on time ... nat
urally we forgot to put that sugar
book in our -pocketbook . . . the
days slipped by . . . until the sec
ond week . . . and we would find
ourselves down town without that
important document . . which
incidentally we are keeping in the
lock box of the head of the house
. . . . Thursday we set for
the dead line . . . . . the day came
and went .... . Friday we got
all cluttered up with garden
ing ... in the meantime . . . the
family had been continually asking
. "Well, did you get that sugar
today?" . . . and you can guess
what happened . . . not until we
were face to face with that serious
situation of actually losing that
four priceless pounds of sugar on
Saturday . .'.'did we remember to
visit that safety box and take out
our passport to sugar in our coffee
and tea. ...
We have heard of prizes offered
for many accomplishments and
achievements . . . but not until we
looked over the Progressive Farm
er for the month of June ; . . had
we run across prizes for "Mistakes"
while the magazine as the name
implies is a farm paper . . . the
mistakes covered anything
In Gas Attacks
By CHARLES P. STEWART
(Cantral Press Columnist)
EFFICIENT gas poisoning, ac
cording to Maj Gen. William N.
Porter's war departmental chem
is'try bureau, calls for first-class
Flyers can best spill the deadly
fumes down close to the surface
of enemy territory, with a mini
mum of peril to the stuff's dis
seminators. A groundling force
can squirt or puff it out ahead of
'em, but if the wind sets back their
way, its authors may get some of
the benefit of it. Furthermore,
as they advance, they .may run in
to what's left of it, for it's apt to
linger awhile, where sprinkled, un
less" there's a good bit of atmos
pheric circulation after it's dispos
ed of to the folk it originally was
intended to exterminate. Airmen,
though, scoot right on ahead, high
enough up not to snuff any of the
tainted ozone and go around that
neighborhood, coming back again.
Subsequently the groundlings wait
a bit and don't push along until
conditions, close to the grassroots,
aren't so lethal, with the hostile
population gone to glory or
wherever else hostile populations
The subject's a live one, due to
threats of a Nazi gas campaign
against Russia, to Winston Church
ill's promise that Britain will re
sort to a similar campaign against
Germany, if Herr Hitler tries it on
the Reds, and to pledges from
Washington that Uncle Sam'll
gaseously co-operate with John
Bull if the Axis does make a
weapon of it against the Soviet ag
Just why a ifian-killing belliger
9 f. I
service should h i .
teen or eighteen
m taking them ..... 1 dwit
they are at preJjH
C, B. Hosafl.kH d . ,
havo or. 1 ant i
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we think the idea swell . . . while ent should consider it all 6. k. to
our mistakes can shake the roots slaughter his foemen with lead and
of our self confidence . . . they can shrapnel, but a lousy trick to poi-
oh the other hand be as stimulat
ing as success . . . maybe this
writing them down like an old
fashioned punishment at school
would be a fine plan for
adults . . . . we bet the people who
sent in those prize winning "mis
takes" after they saw then in print
,,. never make those same ones
again . . the tragedy of life is that
there are so blooming many mis
takes we can make ... if we run
away from one kind . . . we often
get jam into another crop . . .
and our judgment has to meet oth
er conditions . . . yet aren't folks
who never make 'em . . the stuf
fiest people in the World to asso
ciate with . , . we know few people
who are not allergic to the tribe. .
When you want to dry clean
small articles, like ties, etc., use a
large glass fruit jar. Keep the
rubber ring under the lid so that
no liquid gets away. Put cleaning
liquid in jar, put articles in, and
shake gently until they are clean.
Descending from noble ancestry
is no achievement. Ascending
from it is what counts.
son him, never was quite clear to
me. Nevertheless, that's been the
accepted standards of decency for
generations. Now it's intimated
that the Axis may abandon itso
far as Russia's concerned, anyway,
"Very well," rejoin the democra
cies, "if the Axis does, WE Will."
Now, it isnt asserted that we
can concoct any more poison gas
than the Germans can. The best we
can do will be to be just as poi
sonous. But we can do that. Our
dope's fatal and that's sufficient.
Our democratic advantage, if
our aviation experts are right, is
that we can sprinkle it more cap
ably from overhead, on Germany,
than Germany can sprinkle ITS
brew on us and the Russians and
the rest of the democracies.
Bombs, it seems, can be charged
with gaseous gas. The bombs are
dropped, the bombs explode, the
gas escapes and everybody in the
neighborhood sniffs their contents,
dying shortly. Or there can be a
sprinkling in teeny-weeny fluid
drops presently a fine mist that's
inhaled or the groundling has to
quit breathing entirely, which also
quickly suffocates him.
Well, the Germans can pull all
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for life u' w m-i
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Judge F. K. Allev-'
i.c are r,
enough, are more or IBS
do nor huva in.i .
take care nf tK, .
i6cuicr iniiiiiiture. '
11. H. KlIU s rt: . .
cae oi emergency, if y
""",eul cann(,t set enoun
from 21 up, I would n
see it done. I feel that tte
are a little immature at tha
11 I'nulnu ll.. ..I . ly
iniiiK ine Doys should be I
into the army, but I do apprj
them being trained, anrf il
it is alright for them to be at
iv enust, put not for actd
M rs. T. G. Boyd "I thir.J
are too young for military!
u.iuct iu, uui i ao apprul
military training, for 1 thj
aiscipline is fine."
E. C. WaKenfeld-"Only J
essary to secure the requtredl
Der lor military service,"
v(,iaui r. jswin iesl
they make mighty good 4
and are willing to go."
YOU'RE TELLING ME!
-By WILLIAM RITT
Centitl Press Writer
SINCE he is the guy who
started the ersatz business. It
would be only fitting and proper
that the bomb that gets Herr
Hitler would be dropped from a
Continental Europe is experi
encing a new : type : of tourist.
They call them Commandos.
Junior had a perfect dream
last night. He dreamed a scien
tist Invented a better explosive,
made solely of spinach.
"'...-':' I: I I .
High speed, we are told, rap
Idly wears out tires. But not as
rapidly as It wears out .the
nerves of the passengers in the
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That British hen which laid a
giant egg containing three large
yolks must have heard there- is
a shortage of shells.
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Pelicans, we read, are unable
to make a vocal sound. Too bad,
because they certainly could say
t ! 1
In the spring a young: man'r
fancy turns lightly to thought
of inventing a luminous lipstick
which would be mighty useful
during a blackout
SCOTT'S SCRAP BOOK
By R. J. SCOTT
,':' 7 '
SToke To ( -p At
1& CA1LSE.P DT
William Chambers, Jr. "I
it would be alright to draf
that age if they are kept i
country until they are fully I
ed. If the war lasts four
years they will be old enoJ
serve wnerever their cl
needs them." ; ;
: F. E. AVorthinKlon-" 1 1
19 is alright, but I think 16 1
: FIVE YEAKS AGO
Federal engineers are
survey on new parkway roi
400 vocational teachers :
tending meeting this week ai
75 women are attending :
meeting of American lepol
iliary here '
Soco Gan dance team
large Chicago audience at : j
Hnnnl FolV Festival. I
Plans are complete to surfl
Streets of Hazelwood n
. Adger House opens for ;
season on June 1st. win
guests arriving for season.
Lflre-e crowd attended
meeting held at Hazelwodl
with 3 out of town 5?
Miss Evelyn Morpan gl
noHnn- honors at Rex "A
TEN YEARS AGO
- Rotary Club: will broadj
WWNC in series r j
,j Asheville cm
k : i '(oi-ans meet!
Ainei it-ixii Tf-v.i
Two scholarships are
Wake Forest and Test
trial Institute of
high school students.
The Mountaineer v
-c nn Saturday &
n7or 9nn voters hear i-
;o io- here last we,
Plans are made for
u,,d county sheep
xvi 11".' - , tm
Southern Railway pl"
Trains." . ,th(
Some good points ol "
sion are explained.
that kind of activity
got 'em licKea.
aionai we"'"" " . oi
Our own and John
tion experts are
Nazis recognize tms .
hesitate to spring P
sians, in the face of o ,
And yet, they're not i
considering the despe"
ter of the Axis' extrem.y
It's agreed thtg
gas naaes " .
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