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THURSDAY, AUGUST 13,
THE WAYNES VILLE MOUNTAINEER
THE WAYNESVILLE PRINTING CO.
Main Street Pne 137
Waynes ville, North Carolina
The County Seat of Haywood County
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Mrs. Hilda WAY GWYN Associate Editor
W. Curtis Russ and Marion T. Bridges, Publishers
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tlie rate of one cent per word. '
We took great pride last week in reprint
ing the story of Lt. Commander Minthorn
Reed, U. S. Air Corps, son of Mr. and Mrs.
J. W. Reed, which appeared in The Boston
We feel that his recent placement in
charge of the New England states is the
result of his record in the service. He would
never have been given this responsible post
had he not deserved it through his achieve
ments in the service.
We folks back in his home town have
followed his career with interest and pride.
No matter how high his rank is, he will
alwavs be "Mint Reed" to those who have
known him all his life.
One thins: we have noticed with apprecia
tion is his loyalty to his native town. There
is never a story about Commander Reed,
and he has made news many times since he
ontppwl i Vie service, that leaves out the
fact that he is a native of Waynesville.
, THE 'wki WHO WOULD PLAY HAMLET r
THURSDAY, AUGUST 13, 1942
The cooperative manner in which the com
munity entered into the blackout Monday
night which covered an area of 19 counties
in Western North Carolina was significant
in many ways.
Leading all others was the spirit of follow
ing instructions given by the government.
We feel very safe up in these hills and most
of us are confident that we will never have
need for anything but a make believe prac
tice, but no one knows what might happen.
The recent blackout was very different
from the first. Lights went out almost in
stantly; checking by the air raid wardens
was both easier and more efficiently car
ried out; and there was a spirit of reality
about the whole thing that did not attend
the initial event.
A great deal has happened since the first
blackout. We are now facing a long and
serious war and our viewpoint has under
gone a tremendous change since then, which
was shown in the fine' spirit of cooperation.
We are glad that the sentences have been
passed on the eight saboteurs. We feel that
the majority of Americans are relieved that
the trial is over and the matter closed.
The manner in which the government
conducted the investigation and the subse
quent trial when justice was meted out
should inspire Americans with confidence.
In hasty action and immediate execution of
the men much valuable military informa
tion would have been lost.
We approve the secrecy that was thrown
about the investigations and the evidence
brouerht out in the trial. At 'a critical time
like this, it is not a wise policy to make pub
lic matters of such arrave concern.
"Who knows what dangers may have been
averted by the information gained during
the weeks the men were held pending their
trial. The exposure of this information
might have been as helpful to the enemy as
to this country. : There is too much at stake
now for mistakes, and regardless of how
impatient we might be for speedy action in
such affairs, cautious delay often proves
the better policy. :, , "
Bits of this, that and the other
picked up here, there and yonder.
Uful one in spring Jf j
are the "cran-u.- l , i8sl
yard of Mr. and Mrs .
on Church street. The .il'.
n van think the Allies will open
up a second front this year?
uv.vpr w. McCracken "It looks
like we will have to start a second
front in the near future."
JamM C. Moore "Yes, I think
they will, because of the concen
tration of troops in the British
HERE and THERE
HILDA WAY GWYN
Mia Anne Albrieht -"I would
not be surprised if they start a sec
ond front before the year is out.
I think the Engish and the Amer
o roarlv to co. T believe
however, in being well prepared
before they start."
W. I.. Hardin "From what I
read in the papers, it seems to me
that the armies are being organ
ized to that effect."
We have never done such a thing
before in this column ... we
hope the editor is in a meuo.w
mood . . . otherwise he might dis
card our copy with a shrug .
for this entire space is Deing tie
voted to V story we heard this
week ... and a love story at that.
War Information Center
We wish to call your attention again to
the War Information Center in the Waynes
ville Public Library, which officials from
the state library commission and the state
PWA by which it is sponsored, state is
one of the best in Western North Carolina.
Every week the program changes and in
formation is offered on a new phase of the
war. With each presentation there is a
wealth of material in books and pamphlets,
sent here from the University and govern
ment agencies. While there are other mater
ials of general subjects concerning the war
on hand at all times.
The public is invited to inspect the ma
terial and make use of it, as it has been
placed there for their convenience and information.
Find Something More
This scrap business in the United States
is taking on formidable terms. ' It is be
coming a very large ' prt in our national
defense. It is teaching us thrift with a
new meaning. We have often heard it said
that people of other nations could live on
America's scraps. We seem now to be
proving the truthfulness of the statement,
the salvaging of our waste,
v At first none of us took the matter as
seriously as we might. Now we are told
to go look again and see if we did not over
look something valuable in that pile of junk.
Recently President Roosevelt made an
appeal to every family in the country to
"make another check up and another contribution-
to the national cause. While our
individual household search may not result
in much, if it -is multiplied by something
from every household in the country, the
total will amount to an enormous salvage
' We are told that a broken lawn mower
can be transplanted into a half dozen three
inch shells ; an ash can means two machine
guns; an old wash pail will produce three
bayonets, and a discarded garbage can be
comeswhen the government gets it 1,000
cartridges. A leaky garden hose may recap
an essential jeep tire. I
In the month of August nature reaches
the full maturity of its production in this
area. This year there seems to be an un
usual bounty of fresh vegetables and fruits.
Even nature seems to be doing her part in
this critical era.
The conservation of food in this year of
bountv cannot be too strongly stressed
We do not know what the coming year will
brinir to us. The armed forces must have
the cream of the food supplies. The civilian
must take what is left.
We realize that the rationing of sugar has
curtailed the conservation of the usual
amount of fruits in various forms, but after,
all, the greater part of the canning done
in this section does not require sugar
Vegetables and soup mixtures that can sup
plement the winter menus are not aKtectea
by any rationing program as yet.
This is one way the thrifty housewife
can aid in defense. We hope the pantry
shelves of the Hay wod folk will "groan under
the weight of their plenty."
Wo cmiiHn't: sav iust why . . .
but every war seems to be ripe with
romance . . . maybe it is a mad
dash for fleeting happiness . . .
mavbe sudden reality ol tne un
certainty of things ... of the fu
ture . . . all have a part in tne
quickening of a romance . . . we
hour now and interesting versions
of the "sweetest story every told"
dramatized on all sides . , .
we hear of girls rushing across
tho continent . . . traveling hun
dreds of miles . . . because Uncle
Sam won't let their prospective
hriHoarnnms coma after them .
we see old established conventions
rrirnwn aside like old worn out gar
montn hut we have just heard one
nmnmal that took Dlace back in
1937 that we feel confident could
nnt hp heaten for its unusual cir
cumstances by anything that has
happened in the line oi romance
since that memorable day in De
cember, 1941 . . . because it is
anrh an extraordinary story . . .
and a true one at that, we pass it
on to you . . hoping tnat you
too, get a thrill out of it as we did.
m " . 1 . t V It i- frtA
1 1. J. lainey ten, u uui
to leave thee, or to return irom definite a definition is meant Dy
ii - i , I . tr r tirVllt VlPI I . J I. M
ioiiowing aiiei nice; i a secona jronu
thn o-opst I will eo: and where
thou lodgest, I will wage; iny W.R.Francis "I think it most
people shall be my people and thy important that a second front be
.Lnlt' mir find " . U ..aav onrl T fowl t.hjir.
Thon aa fast as a return cable
could come . . . another one from
India arrived . . . giving instruc
started this year, and I feel that
the Allies will open one." '
Harry McCracken " I doubt if
thv onen a second front before
inaia arrived . . . si"k " --- . -
it. orrolti vpnr is out. but I feel conndent
tlOJIS BDOUl posting iuc .m..6v ... - .
bans three weeks according to the that by early spring they will
' . - , - . i .1 . I .lit-t t9
PViiirrh of Eneland . . . ana oiner owm..
' J l.. : 1 - n air i n
necessary ubibus . . . ,
the bride-elect to leave America Arthur Connell'I believe they
within ten days, so that she would will open a second front by Sep-
ariiv; in India in time lor ms six wmu.
lio V1 urnrlr ' flnH with the Dr. J. K. McuracKen "i tninK
lici "" - I . ... J M i V
. i i t. n thv win nnen a secunu ituiil uc
neip Ol irieiius lUBUL ,.uu- ...
r ........ I 4.u . ni.f onH Koforo
seau . . but one detail did not""e 71 - "w " "
seem to work out . . . something that time they will be equipped and
i v. ii,tv. .cKfi-ato. in tho I trained. Wle cannot afford to
OUUUV uuw.vvi.-..,,- - . . SJl L.. B...
English manner . . . so she had Keep trainee men mie we vu
are said to V a cr
berry. The. buhe. are
ed With frn t l
l.., ,1," u' ""lLa oJ
v..o,. Um. aVera?e
Our prediction tv. n
Teague, pastor of the Fir,-'
r F . 1S tna be tin
f "i uie milllstr.
makes a profound imprest
MisS Lois Ha r.l J 1.
hobby of graphology, Q
you know, is reading .lTI
. 1 J . ... '
Miss Harrold was f'J
"re ai KOtary iajtF'
and hH nil th l
. - v..c lucmDeri d
Bcuvcuce on a sneet of lan,.
of a number present. Mi
iuiu uciicves t,nere is i
grapnoiogy, and she prorJ
knew her subject by the wd
told of the traits and char J
tics ol some of the
had never seen hpfnro
The slant of the letten,
loops in many upright letter
way the '"i's" are dotted u
t s ' crossed all have a
ine pressure one puts on M
cil Or pen, the margins left
sheets, and the extra loo
tails, as we know thum -
to nrst letters, all tell a grj
logist ine siory.
Time did not nermit
rold giving the inside facts
members, and a few renj
'after school" to give a pi
reading, I was convinced!
is something to it, after ihl
through enumerating my
faults all of which I was
of before, however
to leave before it was ready
(but it was sent by the China
CliDDer and reached India before
she arrived . . . prior to leaving
fur New York fco Catch her boat
she took a plane to Kansas to tell
her father goodbye . . . she reach
prl TnHia on schedule- time .
and found all preparations ready
sia is suffering."
Sugar For Canning-Liquor
With sutrar sales running three times
jiormal in Shelby stores it is evident that ra-
;.tioninir of that commodity has failed of its
purpose hereabouts. Undoubtedly less sugar
would be sold, on the basis of past experience,
lad there been no tampering.
A painful attendant of the rationing is
trhe fact that moonshiners aren't suffering
nearly so much as some families which feel
he Dinch of reduced suerar supply.
The abnormally heaw drain of suerar al
Hegedly for canning purposes is partly find'
ing its way to support the illicit whiskey
manufacturers. The moonshiners at first
scotched themselves with as heavy sugar
supplies as they could get; it is evident, ac
cording to authentic reports, that they have
inveigled their trade, both white and black,
to cret maximum sucar Quotas for tannine
and persons who never in the past did
any canning are cashing in their sugar for
profit in many instances. .
We don't know what can be done about it,
perhaps nothing, but the condition has a
worse kick than any corn "likker" that will
come from it. Shelby Daily Star.
The storv was told to us by a
visitor from Cincinnati . . . now in
town . . . the heroine is one of her
intimate friends . . . she was a
teacher in a college ; . . and one
summer she went to England to
atndv at thn Albert and Victoria
museum in London ... there she
met an Enelish woman who told
her a great deal about her cousin
who was in the British army
serving in India . . home on a
leave . . . the American girl was
nnt nartieularlv interested
she had in her mind a man utterly
lacking the charm and personal
ity that would appeal to ner .
but the English woman insisted
and finally she met the cousin
. - - and he turned out to be every
thing that she had not pictured
. r.hp-ir became sreat mends . . .
and his friendship contributed to
a wonderful summer in London
he haH asked her to write to him
and while comme home she
had a number of cablegrams which
would appear to anyone that the
man had advanced beyond tne
friendship stage in his sentiments
time went on . . . they con
tinued to write . next summer the
American girl took a trip around
the wrld . . . she wrote to the
English officer ... then back in
India on duty . . . of her plans . . .
he invited her to stop over in India
and visit his brother and sister-
in-law J . . she did and had two
marvelous weeks . . with the man's
family and friends at the army
Dost . . . but when she left there
was still no understanding be
tween them. . the fatal words had
not been said . . another year pass
ed and another . . but the two con
tinued to write. ; . .
Albert T.eo PhilliDS to Minnie B
Franklin hot.h of Cava Creek.
Lewis Fair to Rowena Bovdm.
for the wedding at the English (colored), both of Waynesville.
. ... . .1 r 1 r 1 Tt 11 njT....
army post . . . and tne event wenti urauj ueuimiu duiicu.iu mjr
nfT with aa much ease as if the I M. Parson, both ol Lanton.
bride herself and a doting family Carl R. Bridges to Thelma Stepp
. ... L.iL TI7 .,'11..
liaU uiOllllcu ivi .... I " . .
' I . . . w n J TT 1
I r ranK al- eaunaers, 01 nazei
I. i tt i t r....v;nu .
. .... . . WUUU, tO liaCI . JJ. .LIUlIlllCIU, ux
"hp Amprioan ciri nas since Deem
. . ., . i waynesviue.
back on a visit to ner lamiiy in Thomas ... Jamea of Asheville
Americans take it for A
that ice cream is available
dav in the vear. and no
look upon it as a luxury dJ
A dispatch from England
week reveals that the Am
soldiers in England are havi
give up ice cream, for the
Just another sacrifice thej
in uniform are making, yet
back home still feel justifij
grumble and complain.
enca . . , bringing her husband to virfrinia Tr08tei ,0f Canton.
and they understana penectiy rt...-j ..i.
v VT.mu cru t o Harris, both of Canton
lines of "The ShepeM's Love Song"
with the quotation from Ruth
Morris Moore to Helen Owen,
both of Canton.
T.ornl commitf nntimisrir over
I getting improved highways lead
ing into park area.
A.V ARAB I AS PROUA
He who knows and know
that he knows is asleep. J
He who knows not and
that he knows not is simple.
He who knows not and
not that he knows not M
Ha who knows and kno
Vi knows is wise. FollowN
TEN YEARS AGO
FIVE YEARS AGO
Plans are to have the Waynes
ville armory completed in six
weeks. " :
J. W. Killian will replace laun-
crease tax rate 10 cents for com- dry which was completely destroy-
i on j l.. c n,;ti. 1
insr vear. total rate now $1.80
R. A. Sentelle, 85, is attending
Plans are being made for county
fair to be held here in October, to
De sponsored by American region
Haywood county farmers return
from inspection tour of East Ten
Manv foreign cars are now seen
on the streets of Waynesvile.
w. d. erguson, retired irom
U. S. Navy, sees great future for
Haywood county and Western
Manv local persons attend nark
meetinE' held in Anhnville
Mrs. Sam Knight is chosen te
lead the county Baptist Toung
One of the advantages of being air raid
warden is that after interviewing all the
neighbors he'U know just where to borrow
Henry Ford says women will resume their
place in the home after the war. And, with
their machine shop experience, they'll be
abla to nx that leaky faucet themselves,
Then one dav in early summer
out of a "clear sky" ... she re
coived a cablegram . . . as follows
.'. Rear! number 121 in the Ox
ford Book of English verse and if
answer is favorable cable back
at once" . . . she was as busy ag
she could be . . she did not have the
bnolr of verse . . but during th
day she snatched time to rush to
a bookstore and buy a copy .
and Rhe turned to number 1M .
and found it be "The Sheperd's
Love Song" . . by unristopner jyiar
lnwe . . and the ooeniner lines are . .
"Come live with me and be my
love" . . . she was much excited
but what must she d . . . her
family must be consulted , . they
were in a distant state . , . she
talked it over with them ... and
her friends . . . then cabled her
answer "Read Ruth J:16" (and in
cn van havn fortro-tten. it is
"And Ruth said, Intreat me aot
pH Kv firo wifli yrifwlorn Tilonf
urops are damaged by neavy
hail storm in several townships in
HaimrnAjl rtniia op. t rt rdiuiva
immediate attention, according to
t. L. ftleh.ee.
Rain storm washes away rail
ronrl f rnlr . Woaf rt Ralflam .
Elaborate Labor Day plans are
heino. pnrrinlAfrprl fnr Ranf Rth
Big Safety parade will be staged
here on August 12th.
first old age assistance checks
mailed out in Haywood county.
100 members of Eastern Star
here in conference
Over Rn ton at tilnitlrrtArriea
are being canned here and pickers
receive over $5,U00
THE OLD .HOME' TOWN By STANLEY
rnrnnYf'!vsl"'""v"ttC . :
ai?my has Severe punishment I (QlL T "
FOR A SPY--ANO I SUS6EST ) ,rV)S it
i OH TWS MOMS rROT
' l,,pKW,w !!!!!SJi
British May Del
For A Purpose
Rv riTARI.F.S P. STEff
(Central Press Column:!
wi RHTNnTON. To H
fr-wv, UfUno- Marshal Erwii
i viti w
Kiel's German-Italian w"
Egypt too rapiilly is
W.ohinrrtnn tn be 81
part of ..Britain's gwi ft
That definite official ""
4- tui. rf ; nt hand frofl
LO 1,1113 cuw-v J
UOII io, ,,, .J
question, however, thar it s i
V Oil l life 4I"f" ,.
tary, naval and diplomatic
What's more, tney
nolicv. in the mteres
the United Nations.
tl. . i: that n
v Tm lL. ivtT.Qr East H
Sell TO Hie, (h
.. . drive t&r
tninmng u ,onllJ
junction witti ine
short order; .k -
mussy situation for
cies if he couldi ?e
japs, too, so - . rt
that they indeed it 1
obviously would sulv ' 'J
Hence it's ea, p. j
w AHnloh plunged '"to "J
so enthusiastically' J
w;io ms t
ror wm.v.-- .u-
quite successfully- '-
they failed ,
Nevertheless, rr. (,d
himself isn't compl y
Is it because
or less a sta'e itfW. .
Sir Claude, auc.."- Ine,
English scrappers, ms i
nis aihci m - . . rjofsi
rinish off the N L 4
middling rapidly- 11
do so. , ,t gen.
Then why doesnt
Wit da i . diat 4
nPt euessing' J
leek's instructions 1
where he is, " ttin
than a bird dog, j f S
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