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(One Day Nearer Victory) THURSDAY, OCTOBER n f
THE WAYNESVILLE MOUNTAINEER
THE WAYNESVILLE PRINTING CO.
Main Street Phone 137
Waynesville, North Carolina
The County Seat of Haywood County
W. CURTIS RUSS. ... ........ ............. -Editor
Mrg. Hilda WAY GWYN....,...........Associate Editor
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rPESS ASSOCIATION V
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 29, 1942
(One Day Nearer Victory)
Problems To Come
We were deeply impressed by an article
we read in The New York Times during the
week in which it wa3 brought out that
some of our peace problems have a bearing
on the kind of war we wage, and some of
the proposals we draft may prove potent
weapons against our adversaries.
The article stated that when ."the last
shot has been fired and the last war bird
has skimmed gently to earth, our statesmen
will face problems rivaling, indeed surpass
ing, those now besetting our captains. The
time to put the solutions into operation is
after the war is ended, but the devising of
the solutions naturally must come first."
It was likewise pointed out the fact that
ttiere are many who would say "Let's win
the war first," and while that is true, the
winning of the war is paramount on our
claim at present, it is also true that the
plans for peace have their own place in the
strategy of victory.
Some of the problems Cited will be of a
passing nature and will automatically take
care of themselves, while others will be of
a permanent nature that will involve not
only the making of peace, but the keeping
When we consider the tremendous swing
of industry and production into war effort,
and that after peace it must swing back,
we are overcome with the problems that
will await us. Those old enough to remem
ber the first World War, can in some mea
sure anticipate the problems that will arise.
Yet on the other hand the magnitude of
Qie present situation is so far greater that
it cannot be compared to what will take
place this time.
We were interested to note that in the
long list of peace problems that food was
first mentioned. Europe will not be able to
feed herself, - while we will not have as
many food producers here, as formerly,
with so many men in the service.
Maybe we are wrong in our reasoning, but
as we have commented before, we regret
that the draft is to be lowered to include
the 18-year olds. We feel that they have
not yet had time to prepare themselves for
their life work.
A visit to the local high school during
the hour of the physical education period
will leave no doubt as to the fact that the
youth can be trained at an early age. No
one doubts either their ability to serve or
the courage and daring patriotism of these
IVe have the feeling that they have net
had even a chance at life, and need mo
preparation to take on the responsibilities
of the adult. They have no such feelings,
however, as is evidenced in the number who
are leaving school and trying to get in
before they are drafted.
We admire their enthusiasm and their
patriotic ardor, but we would like to hold
them back until they acquire" a few more
years, but it now looks as if the great emer
gency would have to call them to the colors,
Every member of Congress from North
Carolina and every member of the local
selective draft boards of the state are
scheduled to receive a copy of the farm
resolution which has recently been, adopted
by the North Carolina State Board of Agri
culture. The resolutions are being mailed out bear
ing the signature of W. Kerr Scott, commis
sioner of agriculture, and chairman of the
board. Also supporting the resolutions are
members of the state board.
Membership on the board includes the
following: L. Y. Ballentine, Wake County;
W. I. Bissette, Pitt County; L. L. Burgin,
Henderson ; Charles F. Cates, Alamance ;
Claude T. Hall ; Granville ; D. R. Noland,
Haywood ; Miss Ethel Parker, Gates, and
Lionel Weill, Wayne.
The preamble to the resolution sets out
the fact that the farmers, at the direct
request of the government invested large
amounts of money and much labor in pro
ducing bountiful crops of food-for-victory
and other essential produce, and that now
for lack of labor, much of the production
is ruining in the fields.
While there is no lack at present of food,
it is pointed out that unless some provision
is made for labor to take care of the situ
ation, by next year and the year after there
will be an acute shortage.
The resolutions call upon "the state and
federal authorities having to do with the
distribution and allocation of manpower to
take the necessary steps immediately to
assure retention of trained and essential
farm workers on the farm."
THE WINNING NUMBERS!
HERE and THERE
HILDA WAY GWYN
How time flies ... Do you real
ize that for that boy in the service
overseas . . that there are only
today, tomorrow and day after to- J in another city they were driving
The Raleigh News and Observer ever
mindful of giving the state full credit for
its accomplishments adds another first to
the state in the following which recently
appeared in the paper:
"Before Pearl Harbor North Carolina led
every state east of the Mississippi river in
voluntary enlistments in the armed forces,
"And now Collector Robertson tells us
that for September North Carolina in per
centage of the quota of War Bonds stands
first in the sisterhood of states. With a
quota of $9,750,000 North Carolina forged
ahead with sales totaling $14,195,000.
"First at Mecklenburg; First at Bethel;
North Carolina now adds another to its
many other Firsts.
"We must continue to lead."
morrow . . , in which to shop ana
get his Christmas package off'.
we have been interested in the
government suggestions of "No
Food" . , ', for we have made many
inquiries . . . and we have yet
to find a Christmas box that has
left these parts without some
candy . . . at least, . . . There is
something fascinating about the
boxes that are leaving, of the
Postmaster, New York, or San
rancisco . . . for they are going
to bring Home and those left be
hind mighty close to the man in
service . . , Christmas is going to
be a kind of half and half affair
this year'..;.:. to the families who
have a vacant place at their table
they may be at home but in
spirit they will be with that boy
on Christmas aay . . . lor we
have to cheer 'em up . . . which
reminds us if you have not as yet
done up your package going over
seas ... you will find some very
patriotic wrapping paper in red,
white and blue , . . for the gifts
for service men, here at The Moun
Control Of Purchasing
The new "economic czar," as former Sen
ator and former Associate Justice Byrnes
is being popularly titled, has been given
quarters in the White House, will be sur
rounded by a large train of assistants and
office staffs and plenteously provided with
all degrees of economic experts, but one may
still doubt if he has more than limited au
thority in approaching his vast and difficult
task of controlling inflation trends.
He has authority to sit in judgment over
wages, salaries, incomes, rents, farm prices
and such, but he has no power to control
the tremendous increase in purchasing pow
er, estimated to be anywhere from $15,000,-
000,000 to $30,000,000, which is running
loose through the national economy.
And it is this wild horse of much to spend
and little to spend it for that, per se, con
tains the poison germs of price inflation
The Charlotte Observer.
While on the subject . . , have
you noticed the cablegrams that
can be sent anywhere overseas for
the sum of 60 cents . . . We have
asked Mrs. Payne at the local office
how long ahead will one have to
get their message in for a Christ
mas cablegram . . . she said that
she had not yet received instruc
tions, but she felt sure they would
have to be in ahead of time. . . .
Messages go by numbers ... and
the numbers represent about every
kind of message you might want to
While the government ia making a search
for new taxes, most of us are still looking
for the old ones.
If anybody thinks that talk Is cheap, just
let them look at the financial report of the
Stop Saving Pennies
Now, isn't that strange advice? Yet that
is what Mrs. Nellie Taylor Ross, director of
the United States mint, is saying, maybe
not in the exact words, but with about the
Last week she made some serious state
ments about "penny hoarders." She said
because of lack of copper the mint in Sep
tember had produced only 59,000,000 one
cent pieces, about half the production level
of the summer months.
In view of this shortage' she is asking
that we no longer hoard our pennies as we
once did, as one of the finest means of sav
ing. In other words, when we get five or
ten pennies, we should get them changed
to a five or ten-center.
Mrs. Ross states that if "every one of
the 33,000,000 American families returned
to circulation ten of the pennies now "hoard
ed' away in children's banks, old purses, and
stored away summer clothes and suits,
America would have 1,000 more tons of
copper for munitions. 1
bulances for funeral homes .
out in Oregon they were operat
ing a highway steam roller
By the way, some of us may
have to change our opinion of
James Roosevelt . . . who has dash
ed madly in Roosevelt fashion from
one spectacular job to another . ,
Cashing in, apparently to the aver
age citizen, on his family prom
inence . . . first it was insurance
. which looked like a racket .
then a flight into politics ... next,
secretary to his father ... then
'Hollywood here I come" . , . and
last a commission without training
. just handed over to him . . .
which caused a little backfire . . .
everything, all his life passed on
silver platter . . . through no
effort of his own . . . but now he
is really in a spot where neither
Papa nor Mama can help him . . .
he is in the thick of the fight in
the Pacific . . . we would like to
think of the President's son as a
hero . . . and feel that this once
he had earned his own glory ... .
so we hope he wakes up and finds
himself in the role of hero.
garbage trucks ... on one railroad
they were employed as blacksmith's
helpers . . . as engine cleaners
and brakemen on another . :.'.
to say nothing of the vast number
now in industrial plants . . . but
Time magazine comes out with the
fact that for "every woman who
puts on unaccustomed overalls ...
and takes up a new occupation . . .
another takes up the oldest occu
pation .. . older than the oldest
profession ... that of motherhood
. . . it sounds a bit confusing . . .
yet we hope that such remains the
case , . . regardless of how much
women accomplish we would hate
to see the new adventures mean
more . ... . than making a home .
man's top job . . . at least for the
We had occasion during the past
week to sit-in on a meeting of the
Haywood County Council of the
Home Demonstration Clubs . . .
and we had a grand time . . . the
group was small enough to be in
formal '. . . and those women know
what they want . . ... and they do
their own thinking , . . it made
us realize more than ever why
the homes in the rural sections
have been improved in comfort and
beauty . . ; the women who live in
them have initiation and they go
after what they want. . . . And we
say, more power to them . . . and
their efficient leader, Mary Mar
Believe it or not . . . (if you
don't, try for yourself) ;. ... ; if
you stay long enough at the Way
nesville Bakery . . . you will meet
all your neighbors and friends you
haven't seen in a long time . . .
with sugar rationing ... the deli
cious things baked by Mr. Pearce
and so : graciously dispensed by
his wife and daughters . . . are
filling the gap along the dessert
line ... that has kept local sweet
tooths on regular rations ... de
spite the restrictions of rationing.
Which reminds us we wish
that the President had told his wife
that she simply could not go on a
trip . . . just like any other red
blooded American husband might
have done ... but it looks like
Mrs. Roosevelt can't keep out of
things . . .' even war, she's got to
have a hand in it ... we guess
after Mr. Willkie had gone . . . she
had to go and see what she could
find ... but even so, we wish she
had stayed in America.
But then it looks like women are
in everything . . . today ... we
have thought a great deal about
women and their present place in
public affairs recently. . . . After
the first World War ... they
were given the right to vote
. . i we wonder if after this they
will share equally with men on the
nation's payrolls ... recently we
found them in many new places
. . we noticed that there are 4,000
in northwestern lumber camps on
jobs . . . some were driving am-
jjyi! . STATES
By W. CURTIS RUSS
Bits of this, that and the other
picked up here, there and yonder.
Business took me to Atlanta for
the week-end, and other than con
tacts with the business world, the
most startling things learned was
the complete change that comes
over people that travel by bus.
Inside a crowded bus is one of
the best places to study human
nature. You see personalities at
their best and worst.- '
People who are kind and con
siderate on the streets sometime
lose all this when they enter a bus.
On the other hand, Some people
can retain their finer qualities in
spite of some hardships brought on
I shared a seat with a traveling
man from here to Sylva, and he
was disgruntled because his busi
ness was off. He knew exactly
how to win the war, and how to
lead the country out of chaos. I
was glad when the seat across the
aisle was emptied and I could
move from his gloomy conversation.
A young woman, apparently sel
fish in nature, took up two seats
and seemed to enjoy seeing others
seeking a place to sit. She sprawl
ed out and tried to sleep in a posi
tion that looked like it would take
a sailor to Untie her, but she
alighted from the bus in Atlanta
as fresh as a May daisy.
The passengers were entertained
in Franklin during the 10-minute
wait by a bleating goat tied to, a
post on Main street. The drizzling
rain caused a pathetic wail from
the animal, and after 10 minutes
of it, all travelers were glad to
get to move on.
As the bus, stopped at Clayton,
Ga., someone yelled: "All on hoard
who are going to get married, get
off." An old man about 70 and
a young girl were the only ones
to alight they were not together,
but circumstances caused no end
of giggles, . ; o
A colored man with a, bag got
on somewhere in Georgia, just as
most of the passengers were so
drowsy they were not aware of
what was going on, until a loud
"me-ow" came from the bag the
colored man was carrying. He
scurried to his seat in the back,
trying all the while to shake his
yelling cat to quiet.
Since it was the week-end, it
seemed that some towns were hav
ing an air raid by the way they
evacuated from one place to an
At one Georgia town. th chair
man of the draft board got on and
discussed some of his problems in
dealing with selective service. He
pointed out everv farm for 40
miles telling how much cotton was
grown per acre, A very interest
ing man, and ideal for secretary
of the Chamber of Commerrn of
his home county. We drew him
out and got his opinion of news
papers without tell in er him We
were connected with one. His an
swers cheered us up a lot.
We passed away the time by
trying to size people up that got
on and off. One elderly woman,
with a god face, impressed us, and
we pictured her as a good mother
and Sunday school teacher. After
hearing her talk a few minutes
we conclude we were right in our
One woman was disgusted with
the news about scrap "Why can't
they print something besides all
this scrap campaign?" she wanted
to know. The woman sitting next
to her, with a son in service, and
the soldier on leave across the
aisle, soon got her straight on the
subject before we had a chance to
chime in. ,
There is a definite shortage of
chewing gum in Georgia. A num-
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the matter enough thought J
iiai, vi now it should be
Miss Debrauda Fish, !
that with draft boards, reenl
men i, service and the U. S
boards, the Drntiiom
should be settled, and withoj
creation or another board."
the necessity for drafting labJ
iaiuis win come, out I am
favor of Creatine nnv vi-
We have enough now alreai
iinuiue me situation. "
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favor of creatine nnnf'i,,
and draftintr abor. if ti, .
ties in Washington think thl
should be done. I
uniiuiv iuuow inem. iney
ail the facts and if th ft
have in hand call fnr t)i rJ
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ol the board, I am heartily in
oi ine pian."
Clifford E. Brown "1 wnnJ
prove the drafting of labor
both farms and industry, boti
riculture and industry arp d
tial to winning this war, si
those in authority feel thil
should be done, I agree with ta
Rev. Frank Leathericood J
think the government has as i
right to draft the rest of us
does the men in our armed fi
for this great emergency."
Henry Davis "Yes, I &pi
the plan, if it is necessary.
for anything that is needed ta
K.Li Withers "I approve ol
drafting of labor for agricul
and for industry and now it
as if it will have to be dod
meet this emergency."
Henry Lee. Commander,
Navy, Retired ''Whether or i
approve of the drafting of
for farms and industry, apparj
it will have to be done to wirf
ber of places were out accoi
to passengers who consisU
tried to buy some.
The soda fountains in Gd
are not aware of the shor
chocolate, however. They mix
and chocolate in about even
portions in making chocolate
The general game on the
seems to be Continuous contd
see who can smoke the rnost-j
and women participating. Fo
who does not smoke, we ha
act as judge, or referee, Oui
cision was a stuffy heal '
filled with second-hand smokeJ
The nvprncp bus driver is
teous and efficient. They W
every rule of the road, and
a hard iob. They were all j
obliging as far as they cart
Pretty hard with some wno
to take advantage ol mem,
The best traveler we safl
the entire trip was a mother
two small children. Not onc
she open her mouth in com
of anything or anyone, an
the bus was two hours latej
the hour 2 a.m. The average,
son would have been consti
The easiest way to travel by
is to relax, forget time-Mj
tances. You get were
quick as the fellow wno
about how far it is to
Place, and is always as"in !
we on time?" . ,J
the last question is
of place, and gets the same v
NO. -:- - - - .'' '
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