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(One Day Nearer Victory) THURSDAY, SEPT
THE WAYNESVILLE MOUNTAINEER
THE WAYNESVILLE PRINTING CO.
Main Street ' Phone 137
Waynes ville, 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, SEPTEMBER 10, 1942
Is Your Coal Bin Filled?
We hear so many predictions of the future
today, that many of us are getting a little
thick skinned and we refuse to take a
possible state of affairs as a fact until it is
actually a reality. ,
The government is again urging that all
coal users fill their bins before winter sets in.
There are Very definite reasons for this
request. The demand on the coal mines
and the means of transportation will daily
increase. We must not interfere with the
demands of the war effort.
Buying coal ahead of time will insure the
purchaser of plenty of fuel for next winter
and at the same time he will aid in relieving
the demands for other urgent transporta
With the arrival of September in this sec
tion we know that "winter cannot be far
behind," so the time is short if the coal
bins are to be filled before cold weather.
Get the Habit m
We have been in the habit of throwing
away things in America until it .comes a
bit awkward to save. Now take the case
of tin cans. Formerly we have wanted to
get the unsighty things out of our way as
soon as possible as they were of no earthly
The picture has changed. We are told
that any family that saves all its tin cans
for a year and turns them in for scrap
has saved enough, tin for one 60-millimeter
trench mortar. Three tin cans provide the
quantity used in a hand grenade.
The salvage of tin cans from households
and restaurants in the United States is
getting1 underway, under the direction of
the war production board's conservation
It is said that so far the first month's
collections fell well below the expectable
normal. About 300 pounds of tin per 1,000
population is turned in, where 1,000 pounds
or more is considered the satisfactory pro
portion. The United States is faced with the prob
lem of replacing as far as possible the
imports of tin ore which formerly came
from Malaya more than 43,000,000 tons
last year alone. The need for this kind off
salvage is very great, yet the sacrifice is.
very small. . ' .
Once we have formed the habit of placing
the proper value on the tin can that we
once considered a nuisance around the
premises it will be an easy matter and. we
will find ourselves aiding in a vital war
or the golf links In money. He can't Keep
his butter from melting in summer, or his
milk from souring, with money.
Beyond a certain point, which is quickly
reached, money is useful only so long as
there are necessities, conveniences, luxuries
for which money can be exchanged.
Up to now, and to a decreasing extent for
the next few months, the unprecedented
flow of money to wage-earners can be trans
lated into those concrete possessions which
constitute genuine prosperity.
There still are used cars some with ex
cellent tires to be had; electric refrigera
tors, radios, sports equipment; all the things
so many wanted so long, and were denied
for lack of enough money.
But very soon, when existing stocks have
been depleted, money will lose much of its
present virtue, because there will be only
a limited supply of goods to be bought.
There is every reason to suppose that
Americans will not suffer for lack of ade
quate, wholesome food, although variety will
be less and some items will be scarce. There
should always be ample clothing, though
quality and style will not be what we have
But food and clothing do not denote pros
perity. They do not provide for what we
consider the American way of living.
Real prosperity is present only when,
after satisfying the subsistence needs for
food, clothing and shelter, a people is in
position to acquire also the conveniences,
the comforts, the minor luxuries of life.
So when we think of taxation and of
wage indicies, let's not fool ourselves that
we can give enough and leave enough to
preserve or improve the American standard
The American standard of living has gone
into ships, planes, tanks, guns, shells, bombs,
invasion barges. There won't be any such
thing again, until we have won this war.
The II ieds ville Review.
We tried in vain to buy some bananas one
day last week and right after we read the
following editorial in the Cleveland Times
that arrested our attention:
"Two old songs which were really prophet
ic now engage our interest,
"Do you remember the old song of yes
teryear's vintage? 'It Ain't Gonna Rain No
More', and how a few short years thereafter
this whole continent suffered a severe
drought and the great 'Dust Bowl' with its
devastating results, came into existence.
That was one song of prophecy.
"Then, too, at about the same time, an
other song of prophecy came about, the one
about: 'Yes, We Have No Bananas Today,'
Just now we are in' the very midst of a
banana famine and it is said that in the
larger eastern cities they cannot be had for
love or money. No psalm or song prophetic
of old David, ever eclipsed these two for
divination of the future.
"All of which leads us to conclude that
one of those more recent prophetic song
writers should immediately busy himself at
writing one titled: 'Yes, We Have No Hitler
Today', or 'Hitler- Ain't Gonna Reign No
By Wt CURTIS RUSS
Bits of this, that and the other
picked up here, there and yonder.
The old press that
many million copies o
tameer for more than W
worT T ?
and instead of turning
j ,.u tuuiuy, sne
HERE and THERE
HILDA WAY GWYN
For the very obvious reason that
we did not get to bed .early enough
to feel any other way ... we were
sleepy last Monday morning as we
The following letter was receiv
ed this week for this column,. .
"Mv Dear Mrs. Gwyn:
"Last week in 'Here and There'
you asked a very personal ques-
taineer office . . . but it did not . tion . . . Are you a grease waster
take us long to get thoroughly ... Heavens, no- Why I have never
Do you think when the war is
over the United States will have
acquired more territory in the set
tlement of peace? (This question
is asked at the request of a vet
eran of World War, 1.)
James E. Toy Veteran "We
did not take any land in the last
World War and it is not the usual
policy of this country."
Fred Safford "Not more terri
tory, but responsibility for more
Major J. H. Howell "I could
not say, for the question is too
big to guesg about at this stage.
We are not fighting to gain terri
tory, yet Australia might ask to
Miss Louise Rotha "I don't
think the United States will be in
terested in acquiring any more
part in tui-nin,, n. ... m 4
ing about peace. e aDd!
The press was stored aW
years ami ,v awa!
wnen The Mounta
Dr. J. R, McCracken "I hope
not, as I fear some of our posses
sions are now a liability."
M. G. Stamey "No, because our
fighting is not for territorial ag-
awake . . . for the sudden change ' wasted anything much in my whole ,greS8ion) DUt for protection of our
in Main street at that early hour
. . . brought to our attention that
it was the opening day of school
. . . the street was alive with rush
ing feet . . . at every turn little
children hurrying to school
we noticed in the hands of three
small first graders large bouquets
of flowers . . . clustered tightly
. . . hoping to please the teacher
. . . then the high school crowd
walking with slower tread .
rather bored . . . which, of course,
we knew was only for effect . .
they have reached the stage where
they must take things as a matter
of fact . . . (or rather appear that
way) . what a flood of memories
. . . the opening day of school al
ways gives us . . . we remember
our own first day . . . and how we
clung to our mother's hand . . .
and then more recently in quick
fashion . , . comes to mind the day
we took the younger generation in
our family . . . there is such a
mixture of emotions . . . pride to
be old enough to "go to school" , . .
and then sadness . . . when you
enter the younger ones yourself
for there is no use kidding
ourselves . . . they are no longer
babies . . . when they start to
school . , . it is the first step in
the direction that leads from
home".. . .
life. I was married nearly hfty
years ago and honestly I have
never once poured grease down
the kitchen sink, nor from the fry
ing pan into the fire. I use it all
up in various ways . . .
"But I have noticed that even
poverty stricken people are some
times the greatest wasters of many
other things besides grease and
I have even heard them refer to
economy as plain stinginess.
"Now, Mrs. Gwyn, I notice
further that you say we do not
have to leave home in order to
homes, freedom and liberty. It
may be that some of the smaller
countries will want our protection,
and be annexed to us."
Mrs. Jimmy Boyd "No, because
we are not fighting for territory,
but for our rights and privileges
in a democracy."
This Is Not Prosperity
. There is an unfortunate tendency to think
of the current economy as a boom and era
of prosperity and happy days (financially)
that are here again.
That is crooked thinking and dangerous.
True, there are more men and women at
work than ever before. They are receiving
the highest wages in history. For the first
time in years the fanners are enjoying a
sellers' market at top prices.
Those are most of the elements which
traditionally have been symbols of pros
perity. But times have changed. Now
these things do not mean happy days. Taken
in their context, they provide a brilliant,
red flare warning against danger ahead.
There is plenty of money. Almost every
body has more than he used to. But he
can't eat money. He can't wear money.
He can't tune in money and listen to a
broadcast He can't ride to the seashore
-The Emergency Girl"
The girl of today has won our respect
and admiration but we had not as yet voiced
it in words so when we ran across the
following in the Cleveland Times of Shelby,
we at once endorsed it with approval:
"She is wiser than the flapper, less self
centered than' the career-girl type that
Hollywood exploited and has more charm
"She is strictly a 1942 model and not neces.
.sarily engaged in vital defense work. You
may find her fighting in the ranks of the
business where a man worked before. She
may be just a housewife or a bride whose
bibical allowance of one year with har hus
band was cut short by war's demands but
she's in there fighting for her country by
her practiced economics, by her willingness
to do a man's work or essay any task that
"Then, too, aside from the material sup
port she is lending, there is greatest of all
the spiritual support which ennobles all
mankind and engenders valor, courage and
gallantry and without which man would
falter and not care to win battles, to risk
his life and to soar to heights sublime and
"On the brow of this emergency girl of
1942 there is . foreshadowed an intent of
meaning: and the pursing of her lips that
posing has given way to persistence and
withal, she stands in relief divested of
meaningless superfluities and is ready and
eager to be up and doing with a heart for
any task. Woman at her very best."
E. C. Wagenfeld "I do not think
we will acquire more territory, but
I think we are going to have to
assist the world and probably have
'to take over management of some
' r-f 4- a Dmallait tniinlyiaa until hoir
help in this great war effort. Since . Bettled
I simply cannot save up a pound of i ' ." '
wasted grease, for which I could
get three cents, I am sending you
the three cents to be used as a
R. L. Prevost "I do not think
the United States ia going to seek
nnv ndHifinnnl tprritrtrv. hilt, it
prize for the Champion Grease ' ome country requests annexation,
Waster of Haywood County. this country will no doubt give the
Time to me is precious, but I 'matter due consideration. I do
see people walkin', standin', sittin'
and drivin' aimlessly around town,
regardless of its value or waste.
''Anyway we should thank you
for putting us on guard against
the many ways in which people
waste what they have.
"MRS- W. T. CRAWFORD"
not think the United States would
otherwise interfere with other
Charles E. Ray, Jr. "No."
Having our memories all stirred
up . . . shortly after we had oc
casion to visit Jack Messer's office
in the courthouse . . . he and his
secretary , . Mattie Moody . . .
were deep in the throes of sorting
hundreds of school books ... pre
paratory to sending them out to the
county schools . , . when our eyes
fell on a first year reader . . ; we
forget that we had come for a
definite mission of news reporting
. we took one of those books and
got us a chair in the corner . . .
and we gave it the once over . . .
the title . . . on the colorful jacket
was . . . "I Know A Secret" . . .
that was enough to arrest any
body's attention . . . on the open
ing page was a young miss in a
luscious pink dress whispering to
a boy , . . and did he look inter
ested? . . . who wouldn't for we
all love secrets . . . that reader
is calculated to thrill adults as well
as youngsters ... on going into the
reading matter . . . we found the
same old short sentences . . .
repeated over and over again for
the sake of thoroughness . . . but
we thought how lucky the children
are today to have their lessons
sugar coated with such engaging
titles and colorful illustrations.
Did you notice the brief para
graph in last week's paper about
the soldier who wanted mail from
home . . . from all reports . . .
we hear that mail time is the high
light in the day of the men in
service . . . we hope that letter
not only brought the friends and
family of Sgt. Milford Scruggs
to a realization of their duty . . .
but to everybody who has a friend
in the service . . . write to him
more often . . think what a letter
from home would mean to you
under similar conditions.
We know the world is cockeyed
at present . . . and that the hats
that the feminine world has been
wearing for sometime have looked
like anything but hats ... we had
thought that maybe this Fall they
would take on a more natural "hat
like" look ... we had thought
that the military motif so preval
ent might Have a conservative in
fluence on headgear . . but no,
hats are just as crazy as ever .
the best description we have heard
in sometime . . . was that told a
friend of ours by her cook . . . she
had bought a new hat . . . a
model quite different than she had
ever worn . . ..which she felt was
just the right touch to boost her
morale , . . she modeled it for her
cook . . . hoping to be rewarded
with compliments . . . when all she
had was cold appraisal . . . and
when she urged an expressions .
fiie got . . . "Well, the hat ia all
right, I reckon, mam, bnt it shore
does make your face public" . ,
( As Recorded to Monday Noon
Of This Wek)
Bea verdam Township
H. A. Helder, et ux to
Jim Gibson et ux to J. H. Grooms,
et ux. .
James G. Stiles, et ux, et al
to R. N. Barber.
FIVE YEARS AGO
Hotel Gordon is to remain open
all winter this year.
Ten thousand persons visited at
Lake Junaluska this season.
Records broken when 152,519
persons visited the park last month,
with 10,000 in one day.
J. J. Gleason. summer visitor
lor 40 years, reviews past and
ells of changes in community.
O. A'. Younfl, oil driver, has
narrow escape as bus driver rams
into truck to save 23 passengers.
Calvin F. Christopher, of Bethel,
is noted inventor.
Work is started on new laundry
building here to replace one that
Capt. Harry Crawford is trans
ferred to Wisconsin National
lafrra-w . 1 r
ufacturer felt thov
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"'uary when thefl
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.... u,vvv,-,,UUna press be
from storage and sold We
to get our point across to
WPP If arA n-P,. , 11
w c, Juim utaier to serai
sentjment attached to the old!
The machine had rolled oa J
" :--ii'c aor more than
years, and turned out hews
community of both great and
natira n i
. is oi peace and
of war- Crime and rnL.
Urom its cylinder had cnm
news of the birth of n
of the town's leading citizerJ
isu uie aeain ot many oti
FPL i , . -m
i ne press nao been owmJ
number of publishers. lr,H
printed editorials of many ti
ine oi a press had had manv
on and off Main Street. l
was first installed, hand
wn ubbu to turn the many
cate wneeis. Later a. gas
gine was installed and the
away while the paper was pri
men came the electric
which hummed in silence,
sent the press wheels whirlil
A number of school boys
taught to feed and opera J
press, and in the course of
they worked themselves up
sponsible positions on some
South 's best newspapers. I
perience they gained on that
has remained with them th
Several years ago the pub!
realized that the paper ha J
grown the tired old press.
demand for more pages, and
dreds of additional copies rej
tated giving the deserving pi
rest. A larger and faster
was installed, but the old
was carefully packed way i
corner where the actmtia
printing a newspaper was
The old press must have
ed those last days.
It must have made her
swell with pride to see b
paper had grown, and to
that she had played such aj
portant part in starting the y
And when the sledge W
of the junk man hit the ten
metal last week, there ca
tone as clear as a bell. Tl
press was made of the bt
metal, and even to tne m
That old press will make 4
gun, or an exceiiem
konl o irifol HCIT't Ot i ''1
Alalia a .itc. -
plane. But whatever pan
war implement they put that
we know it will be good.
She had done her duty
nress-she Was faitMUl l1
TEN YEARS AGO
Haywood county court house will
be dedicated on September 19th.
ueputy will Kay is killed in
gun battle with negro here Tues
New Ford agency to be estab
COTTS SCRAP BOOK
. . mm mmt M MAW
By R. J. SCOn
M.A l Pit ?
lished here, with Tom U'A
Between 15.000 and 18M
sons enjoy Labor Day pnPJ
Daniels heard Dy wsyi
onri the noieu
kri ttlrrin? message.
be postponed until t-; l
Fark (jommissiuu --
io ; nlpde-e suits an
dants will be asked to M
third of pledges.
Wind storms in.!U,c
White, Oak section.
John Parker to Evdr
Georee Frady to Ma
well, both of Canton.
James liuey j0
deen, Md., to Blanche .C. '
Having qUB""".f Mi
tor of the estate of
Liner, late oi - $ h
C, this is to -
to exhibit men. -ooor
at Waynesville, N.
the 2nd of SepffbiJ
notice wiU be pleajV, ,
estate wiu v i
settlement . 19
This Septemwr -Tjjjj
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