0 Don't Let Our Boys Down Get In Your Scrap! THE WAYNESVILLE MOUNTAINEER The Mountaineer Published By THE WAYNESVILLE PRINTING CO. Main Street Phone 137 Waynesville, North Carolina The County Seat of Haywood County W. CUKTIS RUSS.... Editor Mrs. Hilda WAY GWYN.... Associate Editor W. Curtis Russ and Marion T. Bridges, Publishers " PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY SUBSCRIPTION RATES One Year, In Haywood County .. ., $1.75 Six Months, In Haywood County - 90c One Year, Outside Haywood County.. 2.60 Six Months, Outside Haywood County. .. 1.50 All Subscriptions Payable In Advance Katrrerl at the post office at Waynesville, N. C, as Second Cltitt Mail Mutter, ax (urovided under the Act o( March t, 1879. November 20, 11)14. Ohiiiury notices, resolutions of respect, cards of thanks, and ill notices of entertainment for profit, will be charged for Ht tlie rate of one cent per word. - NATIONAL EDITORIAL !(1A9 -ASSOCIATION sKonh CarohnnT. JWESS ASSOCIATION Ji)J TUESDAY, OCTOHKK 20, 1942 Should Be Arrested Swairi County held an all-day drive for scrap the other day, and got in more than half a million pounds. That is far more than a small county was expected to get, and Swain deserves much praise for their work. In an editorial following the drive, The Bryson City Times said the "scrap drive proved the spirit of the people." It went on to say how young and old responded, white and colored, laborers and professional men. In the last paragraph, The Times had a sad note, and one which might act as a warning to Haywood. The paragraph read: "The only mar or cloud on the entire day's operation was the fact that there was a number of young, able-bodied boys and men sitting on the streets laughing and making remarks." There are some people that poke fun at every worthy cause. There are some people who fail to see good in anything. We would like to see the mayors of the Haywood towns, and the sheriff of the coun ty make it a point to instruct peace officers to arrest any person who sits idly by on Wednesday making fun of those engaged in the gathering of scrap. This is a serious matter, and not one to be laughed at. Such inconsiderate persons are a menace to our welfare; and have no right to enjoy liberty. They should be behind bars. "Shank's Mare" We noticed during the week that Joseph B. Eastman, defense transportation director, is calling on the nation's schools to curtail their bus schedules wherever it is possible, in the interest of rubber conservation. The curtailment, he said, should be effect ed on the assumption that the physically able child can walk two miles to and from school where ; weather conditions permit. A former country boy himself, it is said that Mr. Eastman has no compunctions about boosting shank's mare to American youth. He once said, "the legs of the Amer ican people are by way of becoming atroph ied." Four million children are said to ride to and from school in America today. Here in our own county children are brought in to the Waynesville district school as far away as twenty miles. The situation is already giving the state educational authorities a problem that we understand they have not as yet worked out. "Three-In-One" We think it is a fine thing for Fire Pre vention Week, fall clean-up week and the scrap drive to come at the same time. They make a wonderful combination, for they tie together. . While we are hunting scrap we run across a lot of rubbish and fire hazards, for with the same gesture we collect scrap, we can collect debris that will be hauled off by the city trucks, just as our scrap will be. When the drives are over, certainly our community should be thoroughly "dry clean ed." It is amazing how much useless ma terial can clutter up a place. Much of it . we save thinking we might use it later, and a great deal' just the overflow from our daily living, of newspapers, boxes and such items. ; We Hand It To Youth We adults might as well admit it, the Haywood County boys and girls have taken the lead, once they were directed in the great scrap campaign. They have worked hard and have done a splendid job of war effort. i As the superintendent of one of the schools stated in speaking of the boys in his school, "they have worked so hard, that none of them would have put out so much labor even for money, but the spirit ana sentiment back of the campaign appealed to them, and they have gone after it." Aside from the vital need of the scrap collected, an effort that touches every citi zen in the country, has a powerful unity drag that brings to the surface a spirit thai matches the need for the material. Whether goals will be reached or not the leaders deserve a rising vote of congratula tions tor the manner in which they have carried on the defense program. Take It Slower A nation-wide speed limit of thirty-five miles an hour has been established. Gov ernment agencies have explained often and long the vital necessity of preserving tho stockpile of tires, which is the stockpile o? rubber, we possess in this country for va" and war production, The state highway patrolmen serving this area report that a surprising number of drivers seem unable to remember the government rulings about speed limits and drive at the old anti-war speed unless they are called down. There is no fine for this type of speed ing, but the patrolman when he stops you takes down your name and it is sent to the state headquarters. The National Safety Council has made a recent suggestion that might prove to be very effective, There is still that driver on the highways who will persist in pass ing others, and when they do so they nat urally have to speed up beyond that set rate of thirty-five miles. The Council suggests that the conserva tive driver who is trying to follow govern ment instructions take a hand, and turn policeman. It proposes that as this defiant driver whizzes by, or "makes jack-rabbit starts, or bucking-bronco stops", the pa triotic driver give him three shorts and a long blows on the horn. That, of course, is Morse code for "V" for victory Since a lot of the fast driving is from habit and thoughtlessness, the "V" signal might well shame many of the drivers into a slower rate of travel. "NOT A SLACKER IN THE LOT II TUESDAYVQCTOBER iEiE and THERE By HILDA WAY GWYN Voice OF THE People If a soldier in Australia called ioh tonight and asked if you 'had dove all in your power to aid in the scrap drive, what could you tell him? Just a pile of junk . . . did you say? . . . Nothing of any value . . . discarded old articles of iron . '. . of metal and of rubber . . . Old flues rusty with use . . . pots and pans . . . thrown aside by the housewife . ... a tire . , . jld scrap . . . everything including the proverbial "kitchen stove." . . . Not so long aro . . . nothing perhaps offered a more unsightly or a more dilapidated appearance about the nrcmisps of a home . . . a public building ... a schoolhouse . . . or a vacant lot about town. .i iiiciiibin ,v-"- 1 jter had me searching the place for back to the days when we were watching the nght across two evenings after I reached home the seas with a smug air . . . and a shrug of the shoulders 1 after my day's work, for her to , , ,(T4. x cu Rolr turn in at her school." . . . as much as to say . . . It is not our tight. . . . tacK in 1940 ... do you remember ,;,7lI)mi,.w . . ,. . our place clean as a whistle. I tell a towering pile the children when we find even an 1 J. M. Garrison "Well, I have Rut suddenly the picture turned in al the scrap I had on . . for the first picture dates My seven-year-old daugh- Measuring by today's emergency Super Salesmanship We appreciate the fact that Kate Smith possesses a voice that pleases, but last week she proved to be a super salesman. She went on the air last Tuesday morning in a New York studio to sell war bonds. Her plan was to send forth a plea every half hour, and her goal was set at $1,000,000. Twenty hours later when she went oil' the air she had sold $1,964,900 worth of bonds, and the orders were still coming in. She had one call for a $50 bond from Ta coma, Wash. Just a junk pile, did you say? . . . Perhaps its greatest beauty lies in the fact that it represents the concerted effort of every citizen of the country . . , with no age limits ... in its drafting . . . for up and down the land people are bringing their offerings ... the young and the old . . . to dedicate them on the altar of the junk pile . . the big gest salvage drive in history . . . it represents the first con sciousness of citizenship and love of country in the little child ... who has offered his bit to war effort . . . it rep resents the youth of America . . . even in its teens . . . willing and ready to take any chance for their country . . . it represents maturity and old age clinging to the things that have made life sweet for them. Just a junk pile . . . did you say ? . . . it represents the things that we mean when we speak of the liberty of the American people . . it represents that son . . . whom the Ommission We are going to win this war not only by the things we do, but as time goes on, by the things we do not do or have. There will be many ommissions as well as com missions. It will be won by the sacrifices we make, by the complaints we don't make, by the food we do not waste, by money we do not spend on ourselves just now, but lend to Uncle Sam to use for the next ten years. Government authorities tell us that it will be the small things as well as the big things that will win this war. Things that may seem very insignificant to us- in our daily lives when multiplied by the population of this country count into a tremendous effort Not So Q. E. D. A woman columnist who enjoys quite a vogue among several million newspaper readers argues that a nation that can spend one hundred billion dollars for war in 1943 "will be able to invest one hundred billion dollars in instruments of reconstruction in . 1945." . By the same token, we suppose, the lady would say that if she had cash and credit of $2,000 and blew it all in one year on fireworks, this would prove that she had another $2,000 to put into productive effort after the show is over. The Haywire School of Economics is still doing business at the same old stand. Nation's Business. of junk on the landscape of an American home or village - , . . is a thing of beauty ... on the schoolhouse grounds it 1 - is an object of pride ... 'its significance takes roots back in the founding days of our country . towers skyward as an altar upon which the incense of patriotism burns like a flaming torch. Mrs. Frank Ferguson "Yea, I that pile of junk ' have done all I can, even collecting the"-"smallest btts of rubber and metals." HAWUf A 80M8ER UKE A PURSUIT JOB m rm CtA ivk A KM Pfff SO NS AND 2.00A00O POUHM Of FrlsiWT FROM BURMA IN A M0KW; SfOlMTHlMOUNWm Of MATUWUf t AVhTWC Fied Martin "No, 1 nave not vet done all I can, but I will by Wednesday, 21st." Mrs. O. H. Shetton "I am afraid I'd bv.vc to tell him I had not done all I could, and I believe I have plenty of company." J. Raymond Stovall "No, I have not done all I could, and I think if most of us are truthful, they would give the same answer, but if a Soldier called me Wednesday night I could give a different answer." John J. Shelby "1 haven't yet done what I could, but by Wednes day I can tell you something else." Alvin Ward "I couldn't tell him but one thing and that is no, but 111 be in better shape by Wednes day than I am today." L. N. Davis "My answer is no, but I hope to redeem myself in the next two days." John W. Boyd "Well, if a sol dier called me and asked me that question I'd say we are not through yet." H A M It I, i v of thi.. that aL Onp nf tU.. l thunder" ttZ. ""W on the war PfT,;: We w less than three mi'. . H take hbj ; on their tw ' .: . mmi1 1-ge to the 'c 'Tha? taken, and a coul'S' a" for collecting scrap' on' within a minute rM underway, and ril t? v ib was a tn. that the CubwouldTS program-and thev Committees were nam said they were to buT .. aSRifmmnnln Alt !' throiID-ri T . .avuig DUSlne I out organising for the day pf days f ,r scrap. 6 ; Several trucks w,.rt off use in hauling the matwJ ors agreed to roll up ,heir;, and get after the scrap ..J.l,'.it.onejob to' bed that is to get scrap . The whole thing was ore, m just a few minute Frankly, We ,,t , of thinirs sn f-J0t .t , '"oil irar agreeu to get out thi ""' .utIl"e we tartly had tii itvuwe. tne vast amount ... took. . But that i.s all riEht 1 member of the staff pitchJ .0 ,a war, arid .those in cl "'..neea ot getting yorrJ r,P,c..via a special edition so a special edition it i. cares about extra w,.ri, - m uiese. rri i muse DOVs on tho fSw. "avc a ciock to go by. Those brave aviate lnnlrrnf fn. ... , . enemy snips can " ey a miles from sM inose poor helpless souls m prison camps, under the scant guard and stare of the eyes of the Jans Can stnn I for the day when they can enjoy ireedom a freedom being able to live one without a gun over their he J .those boys are sacrificing More will be soon. And J nation continues to put morel under arms, there will be ing list of those who wi! know a freedom on this again. Sad, you say. Sure. Makes your Makes you sick at heart stomach. What can we do about it .Just what this special is asking-get out and gt scrap together. Get it to depot. Some "soldier can good use of it protecting th; of ours. And who knows, you y might be in there soon on front, under fire, and what ference it would make tin . The men under fire don' much, They do think a lot. Wonder what "they, .would if they should make an uhexj visit back home and see a scrap around. , They still wouldn't talk, would still think a lot. . And what a crushing bH would mean to a man, to that his loved ones his l-' had not thought enough to and dig up scrap that stuff is of such little value to civ but priceless to the man shot and shell. When the final count is mal are confident that every man Haywood, now serving his co will smile and his breast w with pride, when he noar "Haywood Did Her Part U ting In Scrap. We can't do less for those . with ronl ...avi mother told goodbye . . . maybe with a smile on herj . . . but tears in her heart . . . for she knew he was that n vC JVMl ilVJ VUW llllrV. VArf . tv - - junk represents the love of a sweetheart . . cut short. V tViat nila nf innV Vpnresents rlaA nt aiwnannn'a oK1a o rontlior'd nraver Wafted a the ocpati . fny tlio eafstv nf f Vint son who serves m$ trv and vnn fhp rilpa nf iunk in Havwood Coun? resent her two thousand men ... scattered all o1 world . . . on far flung battle fronts . that yoU might continue to live in this free land. Just a iunk nil . . . did vou sav? . . but it groffS day to day ... what have you added to that .pile. ' . -L-j - fnr n ciece oi uu nuiiLeu in every noQK anu cwuci fjouli io maKe tnat altar or patriotism niguci j face that boy in uniform with a clear conscience l that you had done your best . . V while ne wi36v Wake Up The Mighty Prepare war, wake up the mighty fflen,J all the men of war draw near; let them com Beat your plowshares into swords, an pruninghooks into spears: let the wea strog. . ; : mi. il 4

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