(ONE DAY NEARER VICTORY) THURSDAY, THE WAYNESVILLE MOUNTAINEER SEPT.j, J in an in hi i f j." The Mountaineer Published By 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 Russ and Marion T. Bridges, Publishers PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY SUBSCRIPTION RATES One Y.ear, In Haywood County - fl-75 Six Months, In Haywood County.. 0j One Year, Outside Haywood County .- 2.50 Six Months, Outside Haywood County - 1.60 All Subscriptions Payable In Advance Kntered at the port offioe t WnynesyiU.. N 0.. as Second flaw) Mail Matter, a iovided under the Act of March 3. 1S7. November 20, 1914. ' Obituary notiies, reaolutiuns of respect, cards of thanks, and til notices of entertainment for profit, will be counted for at the rate uf one cent per word. NATIONAL CDITOftl A!. tut i : . 1 lmnitrl North Carolino v. 'PBESS ASSOCIATION THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 1942 (ONE DAY NEARER VICTORY) History Repeating The record of Haywood County men in the present world-wide conflict, while con sidered with pride and deep satisfaction, should not surprise those familiar with local history. In every war in which this country has been engaged Haywood County men have come through with flying colors. Born of an independent heritage they have stood for freedom always, and have never feared to defend their principles. The county was settled by heroes of the American Revolution. They handed down to their descendants a spirit of courage and loyalty that has been manifested through succeeding generations. Personal liberty they hold dear, and for their country they are willing to pay the supreme sacrifice. Back in 1812 Haywood County had 145 men in the service in that conflict, with two majors and one lieutenant. The population was not very large at that early date and those 145 must have made quite a vacancy in the county. In the Mexican war a com pany, while never called into active duty, was organized here. In that tragic era in our nation when brother drew gun again brother, more than 1,000 Haywood boys wore the uniform of the grey. In the Spanish-American war Company "H" had the distinction of carrying the first United States flag through the streets of Havana. In the World War I 863 men from Hay wood County joined the service, and in that list were many ranking officers who made history that will ever shine upon its pages with honor and national glory. Now in this hour of need in our country and in the world our Haywood men are mak ing a record that the nation can again review with pride. Added to the bravery of the men who go is the fine spirit with which their wives and mothers stand on the side lines and send them away. Complimentary Com missions We read during the week that the War Department had disclosed that 18,967 civil-, ians with no previous experience as mili-, tary officers had received army commissions during the 60 days beginning June 1. Representative Faddis of Pennsylvania, a member of the Military Affairs Committee, who sponsored the recent legislation requir ing the armed service to make periodic re ports on civilian commissions, stated that he was "surprised the list isn't bigger." "They've probably commissioned every movie actor who can stand up by himself," he declared. "It's hard to find anybody be low a brigadier general." We were relieved to learn that out of the large number at least 10,000 were doctors and other members of the medical profes sion who were commissioned in the medical reserve. A number, we understand, were appointed for administrative duties that did not require military training. Of these groups we have no disapproval to voice, but a commission that is merely a political plum given to a man who is to be a leader of our armed forces we dare not trust ourselves to write. Too much of this kind of reward to untrained men will not help the morale of the American public and will do still greater harm to the buck private who "has gone through the mill" to learn to be a soldier. ITS STILL THERE, ADOLF! 5f Not Needed 1 A recent magazine carried an interesting: article on "People we could do "without in this country." While it was personal m its. selection, the thought came to us as we read it that there are certain characteristics we often find in people in a community that we wish there might be some way to cure them. You find persons with these characteristics, everywhere, we feel sure, not only here but -all over the country. They do not mean to be i disloyal to the United States or to their government, but their conversations are so filled with taunting criticism that they sound like Nazi converts. You see the person who knows ; just how this war should be carried on. To hear them expound the subject, you would think it ad visable to recall MacArthur from his post and send him by the next plane to take his place. ' -' . We admit that there have been some mis takes, and grave ones, made that will cost us life and money in this country, but on the whole America is speeding up on war effort in such a manner that we are all keenly aware that everything possible is going to be drafted for service in some form before peace once again reigns. We could well do without anyone today who is at cross purposes, either by criticism or lack of cooperation, for lending both spiritual and materia aid to whining- this . war. V msdi .::.ffitej8'' HERE and THERE By HILDA WAY GWYN Farm Transportation L. J. Taber, past master of the National Grange, predicts that during this year a 75 per cent decrease in mileage on rural highways will be noted. Fruits, vegetables and other perishables will not reach markets either on time or in the great abundance as in the past, Numbers of deliveries which we have taken for granted are going to be stopped. In addition labor will not be able to get to and-from the farms as in days gone by, which will be another serious problem. Farmers are going to be faced with trans portation problems that unless some sub stitute is provided for rubber they cannot adequately meet. In view of the importance of the produc tion of the farmer in the current situation it gives food for serious consideration. As the figures on the first wartime harvest come in,, it is evident that the American farmer has gone over the top in answering the ap peal for food. We hear in our own county that peak crops are ready to be harvested, and a Visit to the office of the rationing board will re veal that there are not enough tires to go round. We cannot but feel that a substitute will be offered for rubber. In Haywood County perhaps we have a right to be more encouraged than other sections, for we have a man who is work ing hard to perfect a wooden tire that will temporarily take the place of the rubber ..tire. . We have been hearing for some time that Mr. Bridges . . veteran linotype operator on The Moun taineer . . . was going to retire from his work . . . but none of us would take him seriously . . . in fact as we listened to him talk of "quitting" . , . we smiled to ourselves . . at the very absurd ity of such a thing . . . we well re call the first time the editor men tioned it to us . . . for afterward he looked at us hopefully . ..... as much as to say . . . "do you really think he will quit?" ... It is hard to realize that Mr- Bridges has been at his job for 52 years . . . and still has as much pep and spirit ... as he displays on any work day . . . Where Skill Outranks Beauty Officers in the New Women's Naval Re serve will merit a salute of respect from the nation . The 'Waves" will not be chosen because they look well in blue. If they're blonde and beautiful, that's fine, but it is not a requirement. Brains plus training and ex perience come first. The girls are being chosen for big jobs men's jobs. They will receive the same pay, and they will have to earn it. " For the first contingent of girls in blue, the Navy will draw upon the highest fem inine technical skill, women with a knowledge of aeronautical, electrical, mechanical, or civil engineering. The Navy wants girls who can hold their own in the fields of meteorology, metallurgy, electronics, architecture and astronomy, li censed radio operators, lexicographers, statis ticians, and experts in many branches of research. ':' r '" At the. time of World War One, it would have been difficult to find more than twenty five women in these highly technical fields. Today they may be found in nearly all of them. The fact that the Navy calls for "Waves" trained in these professions is in itself a tribute. If it succeeds in obtaining the quota, it will mark a significant mile stone in the progress of women. Christian Science Monitor. But we were all wrong . . . from the editor down . . . he really meant it ... for on last Thursday Tom Bridges . . who has seen editors come and go . . . who has seen the paper change hands time after time as well as name . . . who has seen it a paying proposition to its owners . . . who has seen it run ning at a loss . . , who has stood by it in stormy weather . . as well as fair . . . signed off for good . '.' perhaps one reason none of us believed him was be cause we just didn't see how the place could run without him . . . he has become an ''institution" with The Waynesville Mountaineer . . . But, as he himself expressed it when we talked to him later in the week, after he had officially resigned . . . "Well, if a fellow is ever going to quit work its time after 50 years of hard labor to stop and have a rest . . I think it's a good thing for a person to stop work before he is knocked out, so he can have time to do some of the things he has been wanting to do for a long while and just couldn't get around to . . . now you take next spring , . . I am going to buy myself some fishing licenses '. . . and I expect to use them when I get good and ready . . . if it's Monday morning . , and I want to go ... and even on a Wednesday . . . which for fifty two years has been the worst day of the week for me, I can go fishing next spring." to teach myself how to operate a linotvne machine . . . with no one at hand who knew even as much as I did about the thine . . now you might not think that was much of a job ... but you just try it . . . if you don't agree with me . Thirty-four years ago . . , he tack led this proposition . . the editor . .-. at that time G. C. Bnggs had bought a linotype machine and hired an operator . . . but he and the operator fell out . . . bo Mr. Bridges had to fall in and see what he could do . . . eventually the machine came to be known as "Old Maude" . . . and was so called until a year ago when a new one took "her" place . . and then after he recalled the story his eyes had a far away look . as he added . . . "but that new one . . here last week was working mighty good . , . and we wondered if in his retirement his fingers from sheer force of habit . . wouldn't have an urge to strike those letters once again on a linotype machine . . ?! . we1 can't help but feel that some day when things go all hay-wire in the shop . . . and we are short of hand3 . . hell get wind of it . . . and drop around . . . and take his old chair in front of his machine . and ''start her up" . . . -J Rambling Around By W. CURTIS RUSS Bits of this, that and the other picked up here, there and yonder, , ' , 1 One of the most Voice OF THE People in the comm,,. . 4Utlfnl ....Ultll v fiL. the grounds of tv, ! The combination J- garden and a marker 1 er tribute to th. lll Plant now ; fi,. ' If the nation n X. N timelv comhin0t, " wautil The grounds are ken, l McClurf. A k In view of the urgent need for ' direction that the flow?,!' . . j n;.i. was starts ti , I'J war xnaustry worKers ao you mm - ne flas f , .. . . tu. larire v Howr, tu. that voluntary rmuHwun - ue center t . .i . . i j i t garden. nnH n a service 8nouia oe 8ioppeu unu i i.vm - - .-.a uowers ., .... i,- a mass of r-oin tl ' now on au recruiimy vv - ine by the selective system? . I grass over the entire S ' l'""V " "I!uer the welU Mrs. W. L. Balentine "No, I ; f p!e f further proof liallll I Will It fit IT.. . - ",c" l,n so mnr.1,.1 that not evon 4i think those who wish to volunteer! should continue to have the privil ege." .'. Robert Boone "In some ways it might be best, but I believe that a volunteer makes the better sol dier." . flowers L- M. "Rich a bouquet from the 1 . " w me men in vice now has 22 nam,, .J" more will probably be'addj is a large framed Klass Z -iKe eagle on ton, .... -wa icuers underneatk W. Clarke Medford"! think the situation is such that anybody " on ton, rnpv wisn. i j! - i. so iar. an nm i. .' n r n iiroiii. ciiwie vium pei'sonne o.. i could not do without the selective i that none Wl11 ever appear a think that men should system, I be allowed to volunteer," Jimmy Neal "I don't think the privilege of volunteering for ser vice should ever be stopped in this democratic country," W. T. Crawford "Everybody should have the privilege of volun teering if they, wish to do so." The names on thp include: James Davis r, Carver, James Rose. Jon. ris, Carter Shook. Hurt.. Wm. Rathbone, Jack Rabb, Bj ouiauiers, naiph Tate, 1 Swanger, Kermit .Murray Carswell, James Hyatt, Scruggs, James Robinson, iooney, ciay Uunavant R. M. Fie "If a person wants to volunteer I think he should be allowed to do so. In fact I think it would be better if the whole army could be made up of volun teers for they make the best fight ers." . Paul Martin "No, I think it should be left open to every man to do as he pleases. If he prefers to volunteer before he is drafted he should have that privilege." Linwood Grahl "No, in my opinion the voluntary army is much better than the drafted army. They have a better fight ing spirit. One was forced to go and the other went : of his own accord. The volunteer makes the better soldier." .. "Of course these first few months I guess IH be pretty busy . . . you see she (pointing to his wife) . . . has got a lot of things she has been saving up for me to do ... and I have been promising to do so long . . . that I'm not going to have any excuse any more . Ill just have to make good my promises ... but you just wait til I get caught up on her work . . . and then I'm going to do just as I please . ." which sounds very alluring to the rest of us still going strong in the rountine of our work . . . Germany has lifted the ban on nude bath ing. That's one place where they can say, "I haven't a thing to wear,'! and really mean it. We are going to miss Mr. Bridges from The Mountaineer office . . . he has been our encyclopedia of local history, and our authority of initials and names . . . everybody connected with The Mountaineer has taken advantage of his mem ory .. . which is nine times out of ten correct . . . just let some thing come up locally that no one is Quite certain about . . . some happening a few years back . , and he is -sure to remember not only the story but all the details . . . and for the initials of people . . . he's a wizard . . maybe his keeping up that mailing list of The Mountaineer for fifty odd yean developed this talent . . . We bet there is no person in the commun ity, outside of the tax collector and the compiler of the telephone directory who could tell you more accurately everybody's initials in town ... than Tom Bridges . . . Tom Bridges, native born moun taineer, has the independence char. acteristic of our people . . . as the expression goes . . "he is behold en to no man". , . , he has met 1 if e's honest obi igations honestl y . he has expected no more of Others than he was willing to do himself . . . and his loyalty to those for whom he has worked . would put a labor union agita tor to shame v . when he signed off he took our best wishes with him . .'.'for good luck , . . the rest of the way . . , we hope he will have a fine time doing as he pleases . . . and he has earned his rest . . by services Well done. T. G. Massie ''I think that Americans should always be allow ed to volunteer. I know from ex perience that you feel different when you volunteer." Miller Family Will Hold Reunion On Sept. 6th The annual reunion of the Miller family will be held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Miller oh Spring Creek on Sunday, Septemb er 6th. All the members of the family and friends are invited to attend. BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT Mr. and Mrs. William Munday Fowler, of Raleigh, announce the birth of a son, William Munday Fowler, Jr., at Rex Hospital on August 28th. Mrs. Fowler is the former Miss Catherine Martin, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. O. R. Martin, of Waynesville. What Made News Years Ago FIVE YEARS 1937 AGO Labor Day program is ready, with full day of celebrating. Haywood County Fair Associa tion is dissolved, and directors de cide to suspend organization. General H. B, Ferguson de scribes the work of the Mississippi river control. The third of a series of street dances will be held here on Fri day night. Increased enrollment is record ed in district schools with a short age of books. Local stores are urged to close for Labor Day program. WPA grants in state amount to over one million. Thirty-eight boys report for football practice this year and Carl Ratcliff will be assistant coach to C. E. Weatherby. TEN YEARS AGO 1932 Judge has unique record as summer visitor for he is spending THE OLD HOME TOWN By STANLEY Truitt, Joe Sloan. Nichols, and f.j jjcouLnui nowers are nut only things that are raised if tannery. The men are proul their record for investing in of ana the company is 100 per ceoj the payroll deduction plan vesting 10 percent of their in bonds every pay day, . Fo fine record, the treasury i ment has given the company flag to fly underneath the and stripes. Along with the beautiful mJ and nowers, the men enjoy shqwers and hew lockers have been installed. The ii of this new building resemble! Y at a large college. Plentj hot and cold water, plenty of and light, and steel locked each man. The erection of the high and the strict rules for entj the gate, gives the whole plaJ air of biggness, but not so what the entire community i ike to see it expand many, times its present sizes. Plaati the Tannery add much to a munity- Such plants make a munity a. better place to m Charlie Grennell, the grapher at the Lake, reperi creased sales of scenes ton above Drevious years. Of scenes of Lake Junaluska lea others, then comes Charlie i nificent view taken at fiel Gan. : Charlie specializes ting clouds in his scenic pitf and some of the views .maki take a rieen breath while ? in some of the wonders of H There is something aboui brisk weather that makes N to be alive . . . and to be 4 DtiB of the trt nrnvo it is bv INVtS11! war bonds and stamps! To the question . . what do yon recall as the hardest, work you ever had to do for The Mountaineer . . . his answer was . . . "Trying llfWMOIWMOHW r V (DARN A ToulqTuN IIPONB TXWIi1 his 40t'h summer here. Courthouse flood lights M UnyntxA anrh Tlieht Final plans for Labor um pleted, Waynesville and 1 join Canton at ;wn n Waynesville vyi are ready to open on of RrSI). un visitors are Pml remain in town to attend the Chairman B. J that Soco Gap roaa ed this iaii. ... j Josephus Daniels wf speM at educational ecrue Ellis Wens, 01 '-;. leg while fating out acid Employ ships, pre uel Johnsc ADM1M Having tor of ti-.e Liner, de" Liner, late C, this it sir. a melanchob'-l TOR'S ,fied as CO sot adit: Hit ate 01 4 ;f( of Dr 5'" having da ns 7 he u"11" to exhibit tn" V, onr at WaynesvUle,N'V'' 943,( the 2nd of SePj'i ersons make nf. All estate wiUl please inis abW'" a No. 1 ,0 " ..,1 ' -rtiii''- r inn ' j

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