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THE WAYNESVILLE MOUNTAINEER
THE WAYNESVILLE PRINTING CO.
Main Street Phone 137
Waynes viJle, 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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THURSDAY, JULY 2, 1942
A hard-working Haywood man was telling
us last week that he had offered the vege
tables in his garden to a family on relief,
if they would only gather the produce they
needed. There were no strings to the offer.
No work attached, other than the family
had to cut the mustard, cabbage, corn, or
pick the tomatoes, or what ever they wanted.
Twice the woman of the family gathered
enough greens for a meal, then after the
owner insisted they get more, the reliefer
said : "Well," tell you the truth, we like the
canned kind that we get at the relief office
better than the fresh ones from your gar--den."
We are glad -we do not know the name
of the family that refused to gather food
free rather than take it from the relief
office. : .. ; ' ;
We do know, however, that such a trifling
person or persons, should be given the choice
of doing something for themselves, or know
what it means to go hungry; ' 1
' We have no place in this nation for lazi
ness. And a person who is physically fit,
yet too lazy to gather food that is given
them free, in our estimation, should be given
the choice of starvation, or downright hard
work and no light jail sentence, with food
"A Children's Crusade
1942" We have been deeply impressed with the
youth of today, we mean the teen age, those
just out of high school and those who will !
return in the fall. They are taking life, !
despite all their inherent love of a "good
time" very seriously. They are looking
about to see what they can do.
No wonder the boy or girl looking down
the future years today is not going to be
so " frustrated, as they were a few years
back. The road may not look roseate, but
they have grown up during a period known
as "the great depression" and they have
learned a practical side of life that many
of their elders did not learn so young,
We have been impressed with the number
of boys and girls working. You don't see
so many on the streets as you have in vaca
tions gone by. We wondered if it might
be a local condition and now comes the fol
lowing editorial in The Christian Science
"Observant American oldsters no doubt
have noted the marked difference between
the present school vacation and that of for
mer years. 1 hen, youngsters temporarily
'took over the town' busying themselves with
baseball and preempting pavements for
roller-skating or bicycling. Now, the once
ubiquitous adolescent is so little in evidence
as to foster the impression that classes are
still in session. Diamonds are deserted, and
the noise of Youthville at play is muted.
"Has Young America tired of its games?
One has but to scan the newspapers to find
an answer. In St. Louis, a 'junior Miss'
achieves headlines through selling lemonade
at 13 cents a glass, 3 cents for the beverage
and 10 cents for the war savings stamp
which the customer receives.
"From Tacoma, Washington, and San
go, Calif., the word is relayed that school
children, too young to enlist in the armed
services, are doing much to save the crops
of the states. In agricultural areas, pupils
are turning their 4-H Club experience to
practical account by helping in harvests
"Elsewhere in the nation youths are car
ing for lawns and gardens or collecting scrap
iron or rubber. The practice of buying war
savings stamps regularly initiated through
schools, has not come to a halt with the clos
ing of school. Thus the question of grown
ups is being answered by the boys and girls
of America. They are too busy aiding the
national war effort to give much attention
to the games that once held their attention."
THE QUEEN'S MEMOIRS
By W. CURTISRTJSS
Bits of this, that and the other
picked up here, there and yonder.
You've heard of
Do you think the
I strengthen or weaken
ity in the world?
Mrs. R. N. Barber "I could not
predict this far ahead, but I trust
and pray that Christianity will be
strengthened. I feel that surely
people in such times of distress
will naturally bring themselves
closer to God."
Rv. R. II. Bennett- (Lake
Junaluska) "Yes, Christianity will
be strengthened if we do our part
right in the war, the kingdom of
God will triumph."
HERE and THERE
HILDA WAY GWYN
Robert Boone "It is hard to
say what will happen. If we do
not keep the faith better than we
did in the first World War, Chris
tianity will be weakened."
L ibraries In War Effort
We read with interest that some 2,000
librarians attending the 64th annual con
ference of the American Library Associa
tion which was held in Milwaukee last week
took as their chief topic for discussion,
"Winning the War and the Peace; How Li
braries Can Help."
The day has passed when a public library
"was An "academic cloister" and a refuge
irora the world just for the specialized stu
dent. Today's libraries are very much of
the world in general. They are trying to
give the young child help and above all
working in the front lines in their imme
diate war effort.
The librarians in their meeting pointed
tmt that the most important job now is the
contributions of books to help build back
A new world. It is said that through book
a desire can be created for the right sort
If we face facta in Haywood County we
will have to. admit that the selective draft
service has revealed some distressing and
startling facts about education, or rather
the lack of it among our people. Too many
boys have been returned due to their lack
We are glad to bring out the fact that
we have fine school facilities, but somewhere
along the line there is lacking cooperation
or we would not have so many boys turned
down on this score. Perhaps if we have
more extensive library facilities we might
touch one of the weak spots. Books brought
into the home are one of the greatest edu
cational aids recognized to educators.
While the Waynesville Public Library is
serving the immediate community, it seems
too bad that now when people need to read
more than ever, that its services could not
The illiteracy problem is far more acute
with us than we realize and no better anti
dote could be found than a county-wide
library gervice. We hope the day is not far
distant when this can be realized.
We are glad to hear of the new ruling
regarding draftees going into camp for
examinations, unaer me old order a man
had his rigid physical examination at the
home center of local draft board from which
he was sent.
Now all the men in the order calls are sent
to the induction center for the last exami
nation. Often there have been large groups
returned home to be rejected at least tem
porarily for the service. This often proves
embarrassing to both the men and those who
took part in the farewell departure.
Now the government is asking that when
the men leave for the first time in a Call,
that there be no program or ceremony,
as the men will be returned home for a fort
night regardless of whether or not they are
to be kept in the service and that when they
leave the second time it is to be kept by
Uncle Sam. Then it is time enough to give
him a demonstration of your pride in him
and of your support of his effort.
Not until our attention centered
on the subject of tomatoes . , . .
which the answers in the "Voice
of the People" last week proved
to be the most popular vegetable
to plant in a victory garden . , ...
had we contemplated the real im
portance of the tomato ... then
after reading the answers . ... our
pagination began to visualize the
potentialities of this vegetable so
prevalent in our Haywood county
gardens ... it a variety of serv
ing is amazing . . . you can start
your meal with that delightful
and refreshing form of "juice" . . .
then in its natural state it might
be a breakfast fruit ... a fresh
salad for your lunch . . . for your
dinner it might be scalloped and
when fresh from the oven give
out the most delicious aroma, that
is calculated to serve as a tant
alizing appetizer on a wintery day
... . you might recognize its flavor
in thje salad dressing . , . it might
serve as the chief ingredient in a
soup . . . it might be the basic
quality that was used in the catsup
that seasoned your meat . . it might
appear in the form of green sweet
pickles . ';. . it1 might be broiled in
bread crumbs and decorate a plat
ter of crisp bacon (one of our fa
vorite ways of cooking) .... , . it
might be the palatable touch in
the succotash . . . it might be serv
ed as a bit of preserves for a hot
roll ... and above all it contains
Vitamin B , . . what more could
one ask of a mere vegetable . . , .
yes, we agree with those who gave
it first place. .
But brief her unworthy triumph
The lofty one from the home of
With the consciousness of two
Exclaims, 'It is quite a lovely vahs."
And glances around with an anx
Awaiting the word of Beacon Hill,
But the 'ton maiden smiles cour.
And gently murmurs, Oh, pardon
I did not catch your remark, be
cause I was so entranced with the charm,
Which reminds us that in a re
cent issue of a Georgia daily there
appeared several verses by Mrs.
Paul Hyatt . . . Mary should be
You perhaos h.Jl w,r.
event you will enj
Maple street. m,.H
' a ms nbby, hut k
of'thp foil , Dut M
Not nil U i. . .
level i" T'anahe
,. . " some is
that it s U....A . s
sticks on t 10 see k
- particu ar hill
ered w th tnmat m
ul vlnes .,
. wvvM vaiuug. .
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ouc nas a steady crop rf
fleeted in the nmhJ.,i
0 see the canned 3
y over irom the 1941 garl
. .o an inspiration to sw
a mot I ... ' u K(
"s maae of his U
wvc jiiumaoie Dusiness,
W. A. Whitner at Ha
6'ciht mat M
things n a big Way-J
wmuIo u; ,, j ri
garaen is always
as a pin, and growing to be.
Rev. J. Clay Madison "If by
strength, is meant the inherent
genius of Christianity as a power
not believe it will be affected by'. "c,uei vegetable
war If nn tia nthpihanH TlnmorL 1188 "OWers blooming
cal membership of the Christian monthi out of the year, fij
movement is meant, then the an- "eun w shade, but
swer will depend upon what . re
actions set in in China and India.
In America and Europe, I believe
Christianity will be weakened, for
war never helps the social and
cultural side of life. The extent
to which Christianity will be num
erically weakened in "Europe and
America depends on who wins the
Rev. R. E. MacBlain "I think if
the Allies win the war Christianity
will be strengthened. My reason is
that Germany has shown the world
what it is
his flowers and VOW
in it and makes them like it,
His back lawn is about the
est piace in the community-J
aiways a Dreeze irorasomtl
under those large trees, inl
green grass seems to breath
ed air. An ideal spot to J
and see thousands of flowJ
bloom. He doesn't bother
mere dozen or so of a kin,
literally hundreds yes, thoui
Iron Revival Ideas
North Carolina's claims as a prospective
producer of iron will be presented to officials
of the War Production Board. With the
war calling for iron, its appetite never satis
fied, every source should be investigated.
The civilian population will have to do with
out iron after August 1.
Lincoln county was once famed for its
iron output. Richer deposits elsewhere made
further production unprofitable, as was the
case with North Carolina gold. It might
be that present needs would render working
the old deposits feasible.'-
North Carolina is rich in minerals but
they are just under the profit production
standard. Besides iron and gold, there are
tin, mica and feldspar. There's coal in the
Sanford area. But we lack what is just now
the most needed petroleum. Nature smiles
on the state but failed to provide a gasoline
well in every backyard. From The Shelby
We had beert discussing the many
pronunciations of the word vase
. . . being of special interest in
the flower season . . . when we ran
across the following: from a column
edited by Miss Beatrice Cobb ......
in her paper the Morganton News-
Herald , . . She quoted a verse
written by James Jeffry Roach, in
which he tells of four young girls
visiting an art museum ... .
they were from Kalamazoo . . . .
New York . . . Philadelphia . . ,
and Boston . . . respectively. . . .
They . were standing admiring a
rare and beautiful vase. . . .
"Long they worshipped but no one
broke . .
The sacred stillness, until up spoke
The Western one from the nameless
Who bluntly said . . 'What a lovely
Over three faces a sad smile flew.
And they edged away from Kalamazoo,
But Gotham's haughty soul was
To crush the stranger "with one
Deftly hiding reproof in praise.
She cries, ''Tia indeed a lovely
able to write for her father, the and after our viory there will be
late Rollin W. Hutchinson, Jr., was J a tremendous reaction in the world
an engineer and author of a num- a8ainst tnat wn"h is not (Jhnsti
ber of textbooks and an uncle was antly- If we lose the war. the
editor of the Savannah News. . . on,y reaction will be chaos and
It would be hard to
"cool" without commenting
without Christianity "chill" of a summer time
. .' i II Ml 1 . '
There is no rhyme or reason
To admit to such a treason
But a husband deep in snoring
Is little short of boring
Parsons Sometimes Get Out of
Now Mr. Parson, hear me out,
God is not deaf, please don
Some help in praters must come
But yelling and stamping, just
won t do:
Folks all over can better repent,
ii to your tongue softness
Spring's ageless charm is every
In bluebird's flight through soft
We see her magic by brooks and
And hearts that glow like daffo
If there be one
Who believes in you
'Tis wondrous strange,
The things one Can do;
Hardships are light,
That once heavy would seem
Now this faith of another
It is not small
God gives it all
That our faith in Him
Might grow tall.
War or no war you can expect
the same Mm to be exploited dur
ing the coming Congressional elec
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Mrs. Rufus Siler "I think the
war will strengthen Christianity.
We will receive strength through
Mrs. H. G. Hammett "Accord
ing to our missionaries, Ifeel that
Christianity will be strengthened
by the war."
Rev. M. R. Williamson "I think
Christianity will be strengthened
by the war, because we have the
promise of Christ that 'the gates
of Hell will never be opened against
Mrs. W. T. Crawford " I think
it will decidedly strengthen Chris
tianity, and I mean real Chris
J. Dale Stentz "Where Chris
tianity has been strong it will be
strengthened by the war and
where is is now weak it may be
tusi, or made weaker."
FIVE YEARS AGO
R. R. Smithwick. of MVvkviil
takes over work of county farm
Masons to eather horn frit IKpm
day summer assembly, with Troy
Wyche as chairman of arrange
Mrs. Jean Dillon resisms as su
pervisor of nurses in the district
One hundred thousand fish nut
in. streams of Haywood county by
8ine ana nsn warden G. C. Plott.
.Yiniam McCracken' wins first
place among state aericultiiral
aenis over 10.000 N. r. hnv
tannery at Hazelwood wiU start
miming Diackbemes in near fu
lani trr ...
ui, waynesville Rotary Club.
nanialfl -I 1 1 .
uemes mat American is
headed for revolution in annual
aaaress at Lake Junaluska
JOe DaVlS. Joe Wa TTT anA
Ben ColkitL Jr.. nAin u
Q . . -' "S
Jmooree in Washington,
one gets down at Pet Dai
entering the hardening
where ice cream is stored.
During open house last Fi
a groifp were taken all thJ
through the plant, and one
could not stand the boiler r
too hot. He was Ushered
the hardening room, and th J
on his bald head almost froii
made no further comment
M. R. Williamson declare!
the hardening room was the
est place he had ever wi
straw hat. After that "ci
experience" he mounted his 9
and when last seen was pre!
freely as he pedaled up n
There is something about
tor's office that puts everyoci
sympathetic mood. Conversl
easily started, and an ear
pathy is given by every
The chronic patients ilwiji
most of their troubles while
really sick talk very little.
other kind of patients, those
imagine they're sick, usually
to others, trying to catch
on symptoms which they can
A doctor's office serves
cross roads for all type of
ity, and if you're interest
studvinc human nature, I
fine place to start is in 1
TEN TEARS AGO
Watch for 17-year IrK-nut nrt r.
port all observations to the ento
mologist, state department of ag
riculture, fanners are advised.
Irish potato cron in countv nram.
? to bring good yield.
Local homeguards plan to go to
cmp at Morehead City.
Grange organisation nerfeeted in
many corr muni ties 0f the county.
Premium list for dahii. ... I
The . cloudburst Sunday
noon about three o'clock i
siderable damage to many rt
in the community. J
Th denot section was
oni n watpr rose into 4
places of business. Sow
were damaged, and t J
cars stalled in the 6oM
rushing through the stw
lower end of town.
Some outlying distncO
ed only a light shower.
(Am J?mtnrtlftt tO
Of This W)
t t. Mprchant to Loo"
J E. Rhinehart, p'
Hugh Rogers, et ux.
. ." Club i
nesville. . .
r. rriens aid Jwe"
food in the commnniW- J
rr- A nnntV eBB.. I
. a it rvnrLU
contest. . ri
j.-.' ann vjv .
4,500 expected w -
to driver sna
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