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THURSDAY, AUGUST 6
THE WAYNESVILLE MOUNTAINEER
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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
W. Curtis Rss and Marion T. Bridges, Publishers
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The condition of two or three of the men
leaving here in the group of draftees on Fri
day was regrettable. The occasion was not
exactly one on which to celebrate. It was
not what you would term a festive affair.
The departure of so many young men
from our community under such conditions
is bound to possess a certain grim sadness.
There should be nothing to mar the respect
which the civilian feels at such a time for
the man who is going to face the enemy.
Maybe the boys felt that they needed
some stimulation to boost their nerve, for
they were not going on a pleasure trip.
Maybe they felt they had to have one
last celebration before they took their de
parture. Whatever their viewpoint was, the result
was regrettable. It was not pleasant for
their families and friends, and to the civi
lians who put the soldier in the role of a
hero, it tended to dampen their ardor. The
civilian wants to feel that every soldier is a
hero, but it comes hard to put a drunk in
THURSDAY, AUGUST 6, 1942 fffV Tvni;rj
Another Tax List
Next week, the annual list of delinquent
taxpayers will be published for Haywood
County, and the week following for the
The list is much smaller than usual, as
well over ninety per cent of the current
taxes have been collected.
This is an encouraging note, and under
the present plan, which the county has
inaugurated, a property owner will either
pay his assessed taxes or have the property
It never has been fair for some to pay
and others get by without carrying their
ehare of the local government's expenses.
Men, Men and More
Last j week 134 men left this county to
receive examinations with the view of being
inducted into service. Not all the men will
make the grade, but many will be accepted.
Besides the 134 from Haywood for July,
a number volunteered in different branches
of service during the month.
And the news that is not so encouraging
is that both of Haywood's draft boards
have received orders which places the Au
gust quota up near 175 from the entire
county for this month. In all probability,
that will mean a number of married men
will have to answer the call before Septem
Will It Come To This
Meatless days? Before the present con
flict is over we wonder if this country will
come to rationing of meat. We are told that
meatless days do not actually exist in Eng
land, but that rationing of meat amount
to the same thing.
Production of livestock is very high at
present, according to meat authorities. The
demand for beef is constantly mounting.
Soldiers are increasing their amount of meat
in daily diets. It is said that where a civilian
eats 172 pounds of meat on an average for
a year the soldier is now consuming 306
Defense workers with extended hours; of
work, under high tension are also eating
more meat than they f ormerly did. In many
cases they are also in a better financial po
sition to buy what they want, and they are
buying their share of meat.
Two-fifths of the pork is oing abroad,
it is reported. If this should continue con
sumption will keep ahead of production.
As to fish, we have noticed in the local
stores that certain canned varieties of sea
food are getting scarce. One good old stand
by, cod fish cakes, we were told in one of
the grocery stores in town, could not be
bought at present.
Tuna fish may be out also for a time, we
are told unless the American learn some
ingenious way to snag them. Most off the
California tuna fishermen Were Japs.
We are told that a shortage of fresh fish
All in all the possibilities of the meat
situation are as difficult to predict as many
other current issues. At least most of us
have reached the stage that we will not be
surprised at what may happen.
War savings stamps are said to be like
boomerangs. They hit the enemy and come
back with dividends.
We notice where Judge H. Hoyle Sink took
occasion last week while holding court in
Asheville to deliver a lecture on the lax
training of youth today.
He referred to the strict standards pre
vailing in most homes when he was a boy.
He is quoted as saying that people today
have permitted themselves to reach a "state
of weakness, mushiness and sappiness."
His remarks grew out of a sentence he
handed down in the case of two young boys
convicted of robbery.
The tragedy of lack of discipline in youth
is the fact that it must be taught later in
life, and it is much easier on both the par
ent and the child if the lesson is learned
in the home at the proper time. We are
all prone to lay everything on the modern
way of life, but there are certain funda
mentals that can and should be taught today
with the same emphasis and force as they
That Second Front
Taking the center of the stage in war
conversation is the need for and the possi
bility of a "Second Front."
The "Nation's Business," which has a
way of hitting at the core of things, has
this explanation to offer for the delay,
which gives serious food for thought:
"Two ships are being sunk today for one
we build. There are not enough ships to
carry all the essential supplies to our allies
and our armed detachments in 25 different
"If a second front were to be created,
authorities say, the need for ships would be
so great that all food carrying to England
and all importations from Latin America
must be suspended.
"It seems probable that an inter-allied
shipping czar must be named with authority
to control shipping. Not until that is done,
say authorities, can a fighting second front
be seriously considered. Bombing will con
tinue, of course."
Save every drop of that bacon grease.
Don't throw away one bit of left over grease
in that frying pan.
North Carolinians have been wasting
enough grease each month to make 4,000,
000 anti-aircraft shells, according to State
Salvage Secretary J. B. Volger, this week,
as the salvage campaign began to create in
terest throughout the state.
Housewives and meat dealers are asked
to cooperate in a fat collection drive this
month, and the grease that has gone to
waste in the past will find its way into war
Fats and oils are the raw materials out
of which glycerine is made. Ten pounds
of fat yield around one pound of glycerine,
Glycerine is essential in the manufacture of
a wide variety of explosives.
So the busy housewife, whose life seems
far removed from war effort, can have her
chance right at home in the kitchen to aid
in making the necessary explosives.
The average persons doesn't , appreciate
good health until they have to start trying
to buy it back.
One reason it is so hard to sell some men
washing machines is because they think
they married one.
TRAFFIC SITUATION IN PAR-OFF INDIA
HERE and THERE
HILDA WAY GWYN
The name of General MacAr
thur today seems to fire Ameri
can patriotism . . . a case of his
tory repeating itsef ... as to
father and son . . . a bit of inter
esting information came our way
this week . ... J. E. Barr, manager
of the Land O' The Sky Co-operatives
. , . once served under the
elder. General MacArthur . . . .
father of the present hero . . when
he was in command in 'the Phil
ippines . , . . incidentally getting
troops and arms to the Philippines
must have been a problem back at
the turn of the century ... even
as it is today ... you recall that
during the Spanish-American war
. , . Admiral Dewey made history
whein he destroyed the Spanish
ships in Manila Harbor ... back
in 1898 . . . and then the islands
and other territories were ceded to
the United States for the payment
of $20,000,000 ... and the matter
seemed 'olpsed. ..... but one of the
former leaders, Aguinaldo return
ed to the island . . . and raised a
formidable insurrection . . . vol
unteers . .. , 35,000 strong were
recruited from all over the U. S.
A., to add to the regular army . . .
for the purpose of suppressing the
insurrection . . . and Mr. Barr,
then a young boy up in Wisconsin,
answered the call of his country
. . . and was with the American
forces that numbered 44,000 . . .
in the Philippines that defeated
Aguinaldo and his army of 65,000.
lingerie" . , . will be allowed in
the future ..... now if such a reg
ulation had been instituted when
we were in our teens ... we might
have understood the necessity of it
. but today it seems wasted ef
fort . . . maybe those responsible
for the action hadn't noticed that
ruffles have not been prevalent in
ages . . , which is hard to believe
in this streamlined era. ...
We don't want to be a "kill-joy"
. : but: we' hone we don't have
any more drunks among the draft
ees leaving here ... this war is
getting mighty close to the civ
ilians who are left at home ...
and when they gather around a
bus filled with our own bovs .
heading for an induction center
. . . they may be smiling, but,
boys don't you fool yourself ...
they are very serious about this
business of sending you awav
. few of them come nut of cu
riosity , . . they come to show by
their presence . , . that they ap
preciate the service you are about
to render to your country , . . .
they wish to pay their respects
to you and to the great U. S.
Army . . . for a draftee may one
day be only a boy about town
. . . or from the country ... of no
special claim to distinction . ,
but when he starts to board that
bus , . . ready to travel to an in
duction center ... .he is no ordi
nary person ... to the civilian . .
he is a potential hero . . . and
when something happens that the
civilian can't bid that boy goodbye
with such sentiments ... that
civilian feels let down , . . some
how cheated . . . he has missed a
glow of patriotic pride . . ; both
for ' himself and for the soldier
to be. ;
; As circumstances have lessened
distances . ; . and recent events
have drawn us closer by bonds
of mutual problems . . . to distant
places ... we are all finding our
selves taking a more international
viewpoint . ,. ... perhaps that had
something to do with the keen in
terest with which the visitors in
spected the collection of one hun
d:d dolls and other items from
foreign countries displayed at the
Presbyterian church here last
Friday and Saturday . . . no
reference would be complete with
out a word of appreciation to Miss
Alice uan and Mrs. T. L. McDonald
. . . owners of the articles . . .
their generosity in wishing
share them with others . , t
were intriguing stories about the
dolls maybe it was a reflection
of the war . . . but we found our
selves looking longest at the beau
tiful and colorful array of Russian
dolls. . . .
We were somewhat surprised to
note recently that the W. P. B.
had ruled that no "ruffles attach
ed or applied -anywhere below the
bottom of garment of femnine
We feel sure that no soldier on
the firing line is under any heav
ier bombarding than Winnie Kirk
patrick, clerk of the rationing
board, if you doubt our word visit
the rationing board office in
the court house -. . . . . and
listen in on the steady firing
of questions that start when , the
doors are-opened in the morning
and last antil the lock is turned
at night ... we have occasion to
get certain information from her
each week . . . and if we did not
tackle the job with determination
we would never have a chance at
firing our questions . . . it appears
that very few people ever read
the papers about rationing . . ; .
As for the members of the board
. . . who receive no pay . . . they
have to give hours of their time
. . . each week . . . for trying to
ration out a few tires and recaps
when they are literaly swamped
with applications combined with
their other duties . . is a "pain in
the nock." . . .
TEN YEARS AGO
James Atkins is named nemia-
nent receiver of Lake Junaluska
Great Smoky Mountains National
Park is allotted $509,000 for improvements.
Corn stalks prow 18 feet t11
on the farm of J. T. Mehaffey.
56 4-II club bovs return home
from camp at Test Farm.
irst official hearing was heard
in new court house here last
Crime crusade is nro-flnzpi) at
Lake Junaluska by church leaders.
County teachers hear Dr. J.
Henry Hiehsmith sunprvianr vf
; , .. J. . .wv. V i
high and elementary schools. :
miss Elizabeth Leatherwood
given promotion at Eagle Store.
Tennis tournament will begin
at Piedmont Hotel Tuesday.
By W. CURTIS RUSS
Bits of this, that and the other
picked up here, there and yonder
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Do you think the eight Nazi sab
teurs shoud have been shot after
their arrest or given the privilege
of trial extended loyal citizens of
F. E. Alley "I believe in
orderly processes of the law, but
the Axis nations can learn that
even alien enemies in this country
will be given a fair trial. But it
they are guilty they should be
fieo. Bischoff "I think I would
have been in favor of them being
shot at once."
W. C. Boutwell "I would ap
prove of them being court mar
tialed at once and then shot."v
Fred Campbell "Under the cir
cumstances I think they should
have been shot at once."
Robt. Hugh Clark "I thimk
they should have been shot at
once. That is how Americans in
Germany would have been treated
under the same conditions."
One of A mo-;....'
nesses has been the at!?
people towards the chul of
ever, there is concrete d S
every hand that Aff
ing up, and taking ,. " '
est in spiritual m,,lrtet4
While there still rem,,
to be accomnlicv,o.)
assume that v, t' j u A'i
towards the biH
"'""g this line it i.1
couraeinc tn nr.t ui ., 1 Bl
gation of the First B.M
of Canton bui l r 1 "I
pastor upon the compktj J
fifth Bllnf,.! .. . V.m 3
Dr. H. K. Mastellpr , !
ion, ,jb8 have joined th rtj
The record nH n "1
for the pastor and his conJJ
Such a reorwA ...i '' I
that it ; c unnM i
R. V. Erk "The constitution of
the United States grants all per
sons accused of crime a trial and
under the circumstances there was
nothing else to do. We see such
things happen every day in this
country in the cases of criminals,
known to be guilty, but are given
by the laws of our country, a
J. P. Dicus "I think that we
wasted good time, and that they
should have been shot at once and
by now forgotton about."
James B. Nel "I think they
should have been given the privi
lege of a trial, but that it is being
dragged out too long."
W. T. Shelton "I think this
country should be fair to every
body. They should be given the
privilege of a trial, but shot or
hanged if found guilty."
Raymond Gibson to Fannie E.
Harris, both of Canton.
Morris Moore to Helen Owen,
both of Canton.
season, with cars irom zb states
counted on Main street.
Roy Moseman depends on "Sal-
lie," to take him places without
Over $14,000 iaid in on countv
taxes in the month of July.
Hotel operators ors-anizo here
with J. B. Thompson as head of
Governor DaVev. of Ohio, en
joying vacation with brother at
M. A. Hortt, of Florida, buys
Thomas Price estate on Allen's
Senate committee reports favora
bly on Congressman Weaver's In
President Jerry Rogers makes
plans to attend banquet of Young
Plans being made for street
dance here by entertainment com
mittee of Chamber of Commerce.
FIVE YEARS AGO
Tourist traffic is heaviest of the
One of the mnot
things in life is to see Yd
..sui, ij man posing as a ntJ
v.u6 giuum aoout just
cause he lacks the nen anrf .,
tion ta accomplish somJ
We know sevoral n.t .u.J
called "'downright lazy" prea1
HI "u Deca use ot their itt
they are doine mn . J
the progress of thp ck.r-i. I
any one thing a hrnarf a.(J
dui, we ii stand on It.
. So, when you see preacher
is . a go-getter, and one that
himself into his work, it j
freshing, and stimulatine
For the most part, HayJ
loriunate in having majy
wire pastors and they are gel
results. More power to them
There has been a lot in the
the- past several weeks about
fountains charging an extra pi
when they serve refreshraeni
paper cups. The state boirl
health says they cannot make
additional charge, and the
tors come back and sav it is
sioie to use the expensye
without the additional revenue
so it goes. V
Paper cups and sanitation,
minds us of the story of the
ored man who was instrtu!
his physician to provide
his family, as one member
contagious disease. "
A week after the doctor an!
ored man met, and when queJ
ed as to whether he had foil
instructions, the colored md
"Yas, doctor, we got dent
cups, but it look lak such
to throw 'cm away, dat de
decided to jest use one cuff
long as it would last."
Several weeks ago news
out of Rutherfordton that
had been found. Now comes
that it was a frame-up in ord
keep a prospective purchasers
getting the place.
How do young boys get
these days without a haunted
in their community?
BRAVES SELLING HOME
Field's home is not the only
home that's marching off to war
via the srap rubber drive.
In Boston the Braves are being
brave about it. It is made of
rubber and that is that. So today
the Boston National league team
auctions off home plate.
THE OLD HOME TOWN By STANLEY
fOTEY. WTLE SHHU t UtJf MY uiiv.ra-..
OLD MAN PROUTY BEEFAl' ABOUT Ml- numB.
. . -tvui iuAR.Kri rrsi
"i ovwcbf -s it TO BS AN& TMATl
EL-CT1C TOASTER;.' T
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Canton is getting ready
mtlsirnl wintpr ThpV have
band director, W. T. Holtoj
Berea, Ky., where he Has
. At no time has a eomm
npftlwl n hnni4 mure than right
A hand ran stimulate enthos
and inject a lot of what so
Have vou ever thought
auicklv monev can vanish?
. . .
The other day, sever
were tussling in the lohby oj
Park Theatre. One snovea.
other, or something, and
ban?, shatter went a rounasii
mirror. Another, if at H I
ble, will cost $125.
A Sure give-away as to N
his suit is new, is the trousej
they have cuffs, it is 1
old suit, or someone In"1!
the law in putting on the
Somewhere, we ran urosl
bit of rhyme, entitled:
LIFE IN SIX ACTS
BABY: ; .
Sltrhino' i-rvinf?. night M
Winking, blinking, full rfP
Fooling, schooling, gettinp
Fussing, mussing, ov
Larking, sparking, on V
Cooing, wocing, furt 3
nHn- Mnshine, tirw 'j
wealth; . .
Driving, striving, broK
OLD AUfi: : . v. M
Ailing, failing. VJ
pie have weaK ne. - .
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