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(One Day Nearer Victory) THURSDAY, SEPT i
THE WAYNES VILLE 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 17, 1942
(One Day Nearer Victory)
While conditions seemed imperative to
those in charge for postponement of the
Haywood Livestock and Home Arts Show,
it is regrettable from many angles.
The show was in so many ways an ex
pression of war effort. The fine stock of
Haywood County will be in great demand
for the next few years, with the prevalent
need for more and more beef by our armed
forces. Anything that can stimulate inter
est and aid in keeping up the standard of
Haywood cattle is of paramount importance
at this period.
The exhibits by the women are just as
significant of the demands of this critical
era as the cattle. They show above all else
home production and conservation of food,
-the need of both to become more urgent.
Yet the time, money, labor and use of
the tires atd galine, despite the vital ele
ments of the" show) 'made it advisable to
leave off this demonstration of rural contri
bution this year. .-t --
It is one of the sacrifices that we will
have to make, and from this viewpoint, the
enthusiastic boosters and promoters of the
show will have to find comfort. We are
extremely blessed in this area from war
frustration. Life moves on day by day de
spite the turmoil of other sections. We
have as yet been called upon to change our
daily rounds but little.
So the county Livestock and Home Arts
Show will have to wait until peace seems
on the way. For it is for just such privil
eges of our American way of life that we
are fighting this war.
The Third Anniversary
We well recall that back in September,
1939, the date that historians are now dat
ing the beginning of the war, we hoped,
but knew better, that we could stay out of
the conflict, but it was too far reaching.
We were in war from the beginning.
One writer has suggested that historians,
in the future may put it back to September
18, 1931, when Japan broke loose in Man
churia, or even back to August, 1914, when
war was declared between Germany and
Russia. We know now that many of the
causes went on working after November
f Germany has dealt one blow after an
other with Japan aiding and abetting on
the other side of the world. Pearl Harbor
completed the "picture of the open global
war," and brought to a head our precarious
As the "Christian Science Monitor" points
out: "Across this new pattern of interna
tionalism runs strange threads of sharp
nationalism. The machine age is also mak
ing nations feel the necessity of greater
integration, of new social controls in which
the individual seems gravely threatened,
while groups obtain new freedoms.
"Few today can discern the full pattern
of the war clearly. But two main aims are
perceptible in the United Nations aspira
tiona for a peaceful world order and for
greater justice and equality within, nations.
These may . seem to unite in one purpose of
self defense or the defense of an oppor
tunity to work out these aspirations by
reason rather than violence."
September In the
"Much better than we expected."
That seems to be the general answer to
the question as to what kind of season did
July business was rotten, as far as tourists
were concerned, while August shot up far
above all expectations after a bad start in
Business in September Is holding out bet
ter for many than earlier predictions indi
cated. And it seems that all of Western
North Carolina has missed an opportunity
by not taking advantage of the offerings of
September, by encouraging visitors to stay
through the month.
During this period when we are all think
ing of the future, and making our plans ac
cordingly, we would do well to include that
among our "must" projects sell people on
staying through September.
We Are All In
The women in their uniforms who have
just graduated from the Women's Army
Auxiliary Corps look very grand in their
dignified roles. While they serve the na
tion in the limelight and they are filling a
necessary gap, others leading not so glam
orous' lives are- equally patriotic.
The young mothers who will be left at
home before peace is declared will carry a
heavy burden in the war. Here in Hay
wood we face during the coming months
many such cases, as the selective service
meets its quota for men in the service each
We understand that the draft board has
been notified that the peak quotas of the
past two months will be asked for the com
ing year, which means the disruption of
many of our homes.
So it makes no difference whether the
women are in uniforms of the army or the
navy, the sister in her apron hard at work
in her home is sharing this critical hour
with her glamorously clad sister.
We have heard a number of summer
visitors comment on the speeding in this
Section. They state that in their com
munities such treason is no longer practiced
It seems strange that at this stage when
not only cars but everything "about it that
makes it go" is being restricted that people
would not begin to realize the gravity of
A recent 10-state survey shows that
more than half of the drivers still exceed
40 miles, the speed limit which was recom
mended by President Roosevelt. This rate
is still too high in view of the emergency
One of the highway patrolmen recently
commented to us on the fact that in his
routine work it was surprising how many
people still persisted in traveling too fast
not only for safety, but also for the lasting
quality of their tires.
Such things do not show the kind of
spirit we like to see at such a time. People
do not realize that most of us will be walk
ing a long time before the government lifts
restrictions on gasoline, tires and cars.
Why Shouldn't They?
We have thought for sometime that our
prisoners should contribute to our armed
forces. We do not, of course, mean the
dangerous criminal, . but those who are
trusted enough to be allowed certain privil
eges of our institutions.
The state selective service head and the
governor of Indiana have worked out a plan
by which some of the state's prisoners can
be released to join the armed forces. Those
who would be good parole risks and who
would like to fight for their country, and
are sound physically, will be given sus
pended paroles in Indiana.
Those released are to request classifica
tion and waive all appeal rights, and will
be called when their number comes up. If
the man fails to register and ask for imme
diate induction, he can be recommitted to
prison. If he fails to pass the physical ex
amination, but has shown good faith, the
parole board can decide what to do.
We admit that the system will have to
be administered with descretion and cars,
but it certainly has its good points. It does
not seem fair for the best of manhood to
defend our country while the criminal is
safe behind prison bars.
THE WIND IS WHISTLING AMONG THE (SUPINES
HER E and THERE
HILDA WAY GWYN
We had a poem contributed to
this column during the week -;t
ot.-iw.lr ii rpsnonsive cord with
us . . . as we hope it will with
you . . . for we are living under
such confusion these (lays . . . uiiw
it is often very hard to find our
wav . . . our spiritual anchors
have been shaken . , . yet we know
r,nr ripnrts that the same Uinm-
pitent power will remain forever
our guide ... but tne poem
far better than we could
ever the turmoil of our souls .
Teach Us To fray
We do not know, dear Lord, just
Through the strange, awful tumult
Teach us again we grow bewil
We do not know, Lord, how to
Our tongues are heavy and so
slow to speak,
Give us the words for which we
Teach us to pray we have been
taught to love
And not to hate . . . O, God, be
The turmoil of our days, the doubt,
Speak our, dear Lord, and let thy
voice be clear,
Help us to pray the prayer of
thy dear bon;
"Father forgive them". "May thy
will Kn Hnnp."
Give us thy clear vision, Lord,
today : Give us they wisiiom
teach us how to pray.
a boy in the navy ... a soldier in
training camp ... some youn
aviator ... for the crowd was
not hilarious ... it was a serious
crowd .".-, many no doubt thought
of what the year had brbught and
of what the next would bring . . .
before another Labor Day celebration.
We want to congratulate the
REA office on their window dis
nlav ... it is miraculous how it
has grown in the past few days
. thev have had to build a series
of shelves to hold the interesting
nictures on display . . . there are
boys in uniforms in every branch
of the service ... officers . . . and
buck privates . . . all Haywood
county boys . . . it should be very
gratifying to the management ot
the office to see the interest the
public has in those pictures . .
we have occasion to pass ; tnai
window several times a day . , .
and most of the time at the "slack"
hour on Main street .... . and there
is always somebody stopping and
looking at those boys ... it always
gives us a thrill ... for we feel
that no honor is too great for these
men in uniform . . .. they deserve
We civilians here at home who
go about our daily lives in the
same old manner . . . have a debt
to the men in uniform that we
can never adequately pay . .
no matter how many war bonds or
stamps we buy . . . no matter now
much work we do . . . no matter
how much we give to the Red
Cross . . . no matter how many
bandages we roll . . no matter
how many sweaters we Knit lor rne
men in kprvice . . . no matter how
much scrap iron we collect ....
no matter what sacrifice we maKe
ns civilians ... We are not in
the class with the men in our arm
ed forces ... they are all poten-
ial heroes whether they ever win
military decorations or not.
Which reminds us of our reac
tion on Labor Day as the parade
went by . . and everything bore
the American emblem . . ... we
somehow felt that our reaction was
that of most of the spectators . . .
as those colors went by . . . for
the time being we forgot those
marching in the parade . . . with
everything suggestive of the times
. . our thoughts just naturally
turned to the boys we knew in the
service some in America and oth
era "somewhere in England or
"somewhere on the Pacific" . .
we feel sure we were , not alone
. . . for the colors going by brought
to the minds of those watching .
For during the past year
there have been many changes,
certain expressions have almost
vanished from Our language..."....
we noted a list of some recently
published in the Roanoke World
News . . . "Sure, IT1 buy the car
if you'll give me 28 months to pay
for it" . . . "Fill 'er up, we are
going to Hot Springs to lunch" . . .
"This gas tank is leaking, but it
isn't much, so it doesn't matter"
. . . "I know it's cheaper to go to
the beach by train, but I'd rather
drive, it's more convenient" , .
" We can make it in five hours with
out any trouble" . . . Talk about
tightwads, she uses her tires un
til they are threadbare" ... "Yes,
I'll furnish two cakes and several
pounds of home made candy for
the church bazaar" , . . Oh, go on
and use that inner tube for a life
preserver, we can get plenty more
where that came from" ... "Oh,
we spent Sunday riding around,
we went 250 miles and didn't know
it" . . . "I never wear anything
but nylon stockings" . . . "We have
decided to give the old car to the
kids and get us a Lincoln Zephyr
to ride in" . . . "That tire looks
a little worn, we better get a
new one, no need to take a chance
on such things" . . , and only yes
terday they were part of our every
day conversation . . . but the cur
tain has gone down on that scene
for sometime . . . we fear.
But one thing is Unchanged . .
in our community . . .that is Uncle
Will Shelton's flower gardens
We don't know when his place has
appealed to us more than this sea
son . . . perhaDs it is becaiisn if.
seems so peaceful ... and his flow-
r r V
flh 'M t SI .
by w. wumis KUSS
Bits of this, that and the other
picttea up nere, mere and yonder.
Another of those storiJ
Do you approve of the postpone
ment of the Haywood Livestock
and Home Arts show this year?
Hugh Leatherwood "I am sure
that those in charge of the show
know what is best to do under the
circumstances, and I feel that if
they postpone the show it is the
better policy at this time."
5," "".empty" took
stones, the ev-nt . ! " 4
Thad Howell- "Well, it is an
expense and the money that would
be spent on the show is needed at
this time for other things. Put
ting on the show also takes a lot
of labor and men and women are
too busy now to give their time
to the show."
Henry Gaddy "I think it is
right not to have the show this
year. We have as fine cattle in
Haywood county as you can find
anywhere, and all our time should
be spent now on helping the war."
T. J. Cathey'l approve leav
ing off the Livestock and Home
Arts show this year. Our citizens
are too busy with the war effort
to give the show the proper at
J Ii. Boyd "I think it is the
right thing to do this year, as
bringing the cattle and the entries
into the show would work a hard
ship due to the gas situation."
Mrs. S. J. Moody "People seem
to manage to go other places, so
it looks like they might have had
L. N. Davis "Yes, because of
the rationing of gas and tires. I
think that there have had to be
other events just as important put
off. feel that now we should lend
all our efforts to winning the war."
Otis Burgin ''Under the condi
tions I approve of the postpone
ment of the show, otherwise, I
T. Lenoir Gwyn"l approve of
having the show this year, as it
means so much to the people of
Haywood county. The price of
cattle and the great demand for
meat, which will be increasing
makes the show of vital import
ance at this time. The high stan
dard of Haywood cattle must be
TEN YEARS AGO
- .-. 1932 - .
Thousands of dahlias are on dis
play here at annual show today.
Tuscola Academy, junior col
lege, will ODen here on next Mon
day, with William B. Ferguson in
$249,575.79 was spent on county
schools last year, according to
audit. . "
General Hans von Below, of
Germany, liberal in praise of
Col. Wade Harris, editor of
ers are as lovely as ever . .
the dahlias for which he is famous
. . . are at their height of glory
how . . , as they usually are
oeiore tne season when Jack Frost
lays his icy hand upon them
if you want to get away from
things . , . visit Uncle Will's gar
den . . . we guarantee a peaceful
THE OLD HOME TOWN
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shet o y7ZZJ ( s A prTR,OT,c
""vn 4 oh,kw. i i sckapeo out -ma ice BCK-.)
WONT MAW A V JUST EAOoM UErTovKlS (
JJj'F (fS CBe uRPWs.y to make a uiTtlb stew j
S3 P 1 5 7U V I ' I
had intendPH " " 4
Joe Davis, the :
grapher, offered to 1
of Jule HnvU
Tom Queena; a l AH
topics Of tho J.... fca
station. "y St ll
Mr- Hoyle thought t).'
would he mm-. 1 th F:
get an o Id "
his station and use it TA
ture. He vat t, u
..V4 a tiacK at Hit' ,
a RLPfldv nim ... r '
as the photographs '
" : picture
.Tnct ... L .
everyone was aitin, t0 d
,l l"c "mera, there
an ovnl,w.;n. 1:1. c
a uiulK aroun.1. turned
eyes towards th ....:.
to their amazement, theyJ
biui noiuinp a pi
much scrambling and cor.f,
ine man who minu,,.,,.i..i
did not seem to he suffer
meie was no mistake but
uae noise nart been made b
firing of the "empty" m;
As a crowd D-tii,.,.j . .
the facts, their sympathy we
lu young man, who
putting air in his tire,
""cu oeyona its capacirj
was unaware of tho niM,,..
ing, The blowout nf ti, i.J
-, . "'i
wie posing with the "emptv
I he gun was sure enough J
ne saa nart of fh m
is that a Mr. R
to blowout and that. (,, 4
is tragic news in any lan
wiieii a man loses a tinj
After the din of ''battle
over, everyone enjoyed the ej
ana our only regret of the
affair, is that the photogr
aia not nave a movie came
record the realistic acting c
three men. Their PYnrsim,
genuine, and not acquired fi
?-a ; 1
Aijk nsmMTic Duty
JOHM BROUGHT HOMI POO
' FOtt A NIC MOP-COOKE MKaJ
Certain soap manufaci
have spent untold amounts
tising some of the produd
a guard against B. 0.
iNow the latest fad is td
a tube of pine scented liqtiii
hang m your car. The
mains for weeks, and give
the feeling that they are
through thick pine forests.
and what a relief sucj
odor is after passing a huge
that uses fuel oil instead of
One of our readers coni
lates himself on the fact thf
does not live on the coast,
so "safe" away up here if
mountains from a possible aii
Time was, my dear sir,
that would have held trueH
back when there were no m
But today, we are but 60 ml
by bomber from the coast
could you and your family
60 minutes to get to a W
safety, if out of that tmi
warning had to come tm
coast and reach you. Perhaa
would have 30 minutes netf
bomber arrived maybe &i
The phrase "it cant N
here" is obsolete, lie
truth to it any more-it
Ono nf the host things all
can do, is to LOAN Uncle
our money m the ionn
Bonds, and sell our scrap-
okinnor writes i
bor Day here at Lake im
Displays increase av-"
Shop" at Mountaineer office.
Waynesville troop w w
plan to give barbecue '
LeFain. . .
Prof. W. C. Alien
county history at dedicai'
Zoning commission is H
the Town or wayi"--
.i rrv j
.ortn buy -w-1
. r tin's year.
per cent more "
eters uwr -of
aCK nu'" . ,
ns Nations j
even """ .(
Brow install J
iJ h bH
those endleM ""l
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