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(One Day Nearer Victory) THURSDAY, NOVEMBER
iHE WAYNESVILLE MOUNTAINEER
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
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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 1942
(One Day Nearer VictQry)
What Will War Do To
An article in November's Harper Maga
zine gives one of the most far reaching out
lines of what the war will do for America
that we have read. In the opening para
graph the author sets forth that there are
two things about this war that all Ameri
cans take for granted.
The first is that we shall win it. The
second is that we shall have to make the
greatest national effort in our history to
achieve victory. To foresee what the war
will do to America we must, therefore, keep
these two assumptions in mind. We must
first consider just what has to be done to
win the war. Then we must consider what
our victory will do to us and the rest of the
The national effort required to win the
war, so the article states, has already revo
lutionized the American way oH life. We
have only to look about our daily lives right
here in Haywood county to know that this
is true. We are all living by a more com
plicated set of rules and regulations than
we dreamed could happen even a year ago.
To see what may be in store for us we
have only to look at some of the other coun
tries, Australia, Canada and Great Britain.
They are sacrificing certain liberties to win
the war, and we are doing the same.
Some of the definite things that will hap
pen to American are pointed out in the
article a3 follows:
The war will abolish most unemployment.
The war will make it necessary for Amer
ica to feed and reequip most of Europe and
some of Asia.
The war will whittle away some .of the
recent gains of labor.
The war will give the United States a
The war will increase the power of the
administrator at the expense of the profes
Our new army in peace as in war, will
remain our most powerful pressure group
and the reservoir from which our next gen
eration of leaders will come. 4
The war will bring compulsory military
training here to stay.
The war will give American air power
control of the skies of the world.
The war will create a new spirit of na
tionalism in our people.
What Are We Like?
Now that this country is being brought
closer to other nations by the present war,
. we are becoming more interested in the peo
ple whom we are fighting with "as well as
those whom we are fighting.
In turn they are curious about us. , We
were interested during the week to read a
list of books that had been compiled by the
authoress Pearl S. Buck, and other Ameri
can book critics that would best tell the
people of Asia what the American people
The list included: Huckleberry Finn and
the adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark
Twain ; Abraham Lincoln by Carl Sand
burg; "The Flowering of New Engand,"
by Van Wycke Brooks; "Arrowsmith" by
Sinclair Lewis ; "Main Street," also by Lewis.
"The Folks" by Ruth Cuckow; "Leaves
of Grass" by Walt Whitman; "My Antonia"
by Willa Gather; "The Yearling" by Mar
jorie Rawlings ; "The Rise of American Civi
lization" by Chas. A. and Mary Beard;
"The Epic of America" by James Truslow
Adams ; "The Grapes of Wrath" by John
Steinbeck; and ''Little Women" by Louisa
We were relieved that though "The Grapes
of Wrath" was included "Tobacco Road"
was left off. We imagine, like other such
lists, most persons would make additions
and subtractions to the list.
"SAW DUST CAESAR"
The Southern Planter in a recent issue
warned the farmers about protecting their
farm machinery and not leaving it out to
the mercy of the Weather.
It pointed out the fact few types of new
farm machines will be available another
other year, but that repair parts appear to
be plentiful. -
Present implements will have to carry the
load of increased farm production in 1943,
so every care should be given the supply
The advice is "Don't wait until you want
to use a piece of machinery before condi
tioning it," which should be timely in war
or peace. Tools should be put under shelter,
and all metal parts iled'to protect them
from weather. . ,... ..
Further advice was given about utilizing
the rainy day for checking over the equip
ment and making minor repairs and order
ing new parts. Equipment that isn't worth
repairing and protecting from the weather
should be sold for scrap, it was pointed out.
ROMf DO AS
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HERE and THERE
HILDA WAY GWYN
Much In This Name
We heartily endore the sentiments of
Nell Battle Lewis in one paragraph of her
column "Incidentally", which appeared in
last Sunday's Raleigh News and Observer
"Across the bottom of one of the pages
of the curent Reader's Digest is this sentence
in black-faced type 'Help defeat Hitler by
calling him by his right name, Schickel
gruber'. On the surface that may seem
silly, but I believe there's something in it.
''Can you imagine a world-conquered by
the name of Schickelgruber? Neither can
I. Schiekelgruber is definitely a deflating
cognomen. Hitler might be ranked with
Alexander and Napoleon and Caesar but
"The suggestion carried by the Schickel
gruber is that of an entirely commonplace
individual in fact a rather ridiculous one.
Psychologically The Reader's Digest has
something in that idea, and I pledge this
column to its support."
We Should Be Proud
We have every right to be proud of our
Haywood County boys who have made such
outstanding records in vocational agriculture
under the guidance of their teachers, who
deserve to share in the recognition of the
boys who have been their students.
Out of the twelve boys who won Ameri
can Farmer degrees from North Carolina
at the National Future Farmers of America
convention at Kansas City last week, two
of the boys were from Haywood County,
Edd McCracken of Fines Creek, and James
Boone, of the Pigeon Road.
In addition to these boys Sam Arlington,
State Star farmer, who is now a student
at State College, was among those who
attended the convention.
There is not only pride of the moment in
the achievements, but confidence in the
future, for it will be their generation who
will have to build back a country torn by
the damages wrought by a war.
Might Be Overlooked
After reading of a friendly contest by
two well known citizens of Lenoir, we won
dered if keys had been overlooked here dur
ing the past few weeks since the scrap drive
The Lenoir citizens started seeing which
one could collect the most keys. Boxes were
placed in public places where patriotic. citi
zens could drop their old keys in, and at a
definite time both boxes were opened to
see which was the winner.
We thought it was an excellent plan. I
know that it has long been a custom for
the thrifty person to save every key that
came around the house, ' one way or the
other. But, seriously speaking, how many
of the keys ever work? It seems to us that
after saving them ourselves over a long
period, we have never yet had one of the
things to fit another lock, other than the
one it was intended to fit.
We want you to join with us
this week in honoring the State
Guard unit . , we doubt if the
public in general knows how much
real honest to goodness work and
drilling the me nare taking in their
workouts at the armory . . . but, of
course, we have proof of how our
local men rate . . . because of the
fact that Colonel J. Harden How
ell is now in command of the Sec
ond North Carolina Regiment and
that Major W. A. Bradley, for
mer captain of the local unit, is
now in command of the 8th Bat
talion . . . the" State Guard units
e. steadily gaining prestige in
North Carolina, as well as in the
communities that are lucky to have
the groups . . . In the past when
it was necessary to call out pro
tection for strikers and disasters
. . the National Guard was on
hand . , . ready to go . . . but now
the National Guard has gone . . .
and for how long, no one knows
, ,. When they were called to
active duty .-, ... the state was left
without any defense force . . . such
a thing is not advisable in times
of peace ... much less so m days
We have been oblivious too long
in America of what others were
doing. . . , Every time we think
of Pearl Harbor . . . it is with a
terrific shock to realize that such
danger lurked so near . . . and yet
this country had been so casual
. . . that the attack was not anti
cipated. ... Before peace is writ
ten into our lives again in America
. with our armies concentrating
on war ... we nave no surety oi
safety from internal troubles .
after we have been aroused . , .
we should know by now that any
thing can happen. ... A group of
armed forces at home is a neces
sity , . ", a wise precaution . . .
a type of preparation . . . that
should give every citizen a feeling
of security ... in our observation
. outside of the army . there
is no group of war effort taking
their time more seriously (. . . if
you don't believe us ask one of the
State Guard "widows").
Col. Howell, who was the main
speaker at the barbecue supper
given by the local unit on Friday
night , . . told the guests some in
teresting facts about the State
Guard . . . Col. Howell said in
part . . . "When the National
Guard was called into service in
1940 . . . the state was left with
out any interior protection . . .
The Legislature of 1941 provided
for the organization of the State
Guard ... They evidently thought
the National Guard would be back
home before the State Guard could
organize, as only ?dU,uuo was ap
propriated for the biennium, ?15,-
000 for each yar. - Equipment ne
cessarily had to be cut short . ,
as will be noted by the length of
these blouses," explained the Col
"As soon as the Legislature pro
vided the authority, 40 companies
of fifty men and three officers
were organized and activated In
the state ... The state furnished
the uniforms and the government
the rifles. The rifles have been
taken up and sent to the Chinese
and now we are armed with shot
guns and three sub-machine guns
for each company," said Colonel
deDendentlv. At that time the
state was divided into eight bat
talions of five companies each.
Each battalion was commanded by
a major, with one first lieutenant
as adjutant, a second lieutenant as
supply officer . . , and a sergeant
major, an enlisted man, At the
same time two regiments were set
up, but these did not function."
In September of this year, there
was another setup. This provided
for a brigade commander, with a
full staff of officers. Two regi
ments with a colonel commanding
each, lieutenant colonel as execu
tive, with a captain as adjutant,
service company, which wouia also
operate as a gun company. Prior
to this there had not been any
medical unit, now each regiment
has a medical unit with a lieuten
ant colonel, a major, and captain,
with enlisted personnel ... the
State Guard now consists of 40
rifle companies, two headquarters
and service companies . . . and two
medical units, totaling approxt
mately 2,200 men," said the Col
Bv W. CURTIS TJTTcq
, Bits of this, that and the other
picked up here, there and yonder
Granting that more of us feel 3V a,re
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the need of additional Knowledge,
what subject do you regret that M
yon did not study more thoroughly weat'y stacked in the sted
. , v were three Thomosnn ...r
Oliver H. Shelton"! would like .but
to know more about the Jvngiisn , a : we mtie pjJ
language." . .. 7 ' . " s'"1 720 J
'"" now stop and
.j n..-t- u-w j.ui t j that out 12 bnll. .
studied mathematics more thor- ,: the e"i of
oughly. It would have been
great help to me in business."
Wayne Rogers "English. It , Thfe fun ca" be regula:,
js one subject that I did not like f'owetr an that rat,
id I regret that I did not study ne" ne Japs are in vie
: "f." opened to the h.
and 1 rei
J. R. Reeves -"Most boys do not
like written work, and I am sure
that I did not do as much work in
English as I should have. The
young person so often does not
realize the importance of good
Mrs. Sallie Lou Justice "If I
had it to do over again, I would
study everything more thoroughly
and take advantage of every opportunity."
Mrs. Harry Rung "English, for
I feel that proper speech is the
most important study in after life
for people judge you more by this
than anything else."
Miss Evonia Howell "I regret
that I did not study more history
and geography, for both would be
such a great help today in under
standing the current events."
Miss Kate Phillips "English, as
I think that is the subject that
should be stressed more than any
other in our schools."
In speaking of the recent pro
motions Col. Howell said . . . "I do
hot know whether the people of
Waynesville have ever thought of
it, but in all my connection with the
guard of this state, I have never
known one company to have fur
nished so many officers . Actually
there has been so many officers go
ing out of this company, that they
do not now have pants for the
enlisted personnel. First I went
taking with me Captain M. H.
Bowles and Paul Davis, then Ma
jor Bradley, taking with him Ralph
Prevost as adjutant and Willard
Moody as sergeant major, When
this company was transferred as
the headquarters and service com
pany, it became my perogative
and duty to name the officers . . .
I now introduce to you the new
officers of the local unit . . . Lt.
Frank Byrd, the new captain,
2nd Lt. Ben Sloan, is now first
lieutenant and Sgt. Roy Ruff, sec
In case you were not present,
you need have no doubt as -to the
popularity of Capt. Byrd or Lt.
Sloan and Lt. Ruff . . . the ovation
they received showed the high es
teem in which they are held by the
men of the local unit.
In closing Col. Howell paid a
tribute to General James W. Jen
kins, commander of the State
Guard ... saying in part . . .
"He is a gentleman of the highest
type. A soldier from the ground
up and of tried and proven ability
. . . I would be glad to serve
Mrs. Bon Atkinson "I would
say English. I think that every
one' should have a good course in
English. When you are out in the
world people judge you by the Eng
lish you speak more than anything
Jack Messer "I regret not tak
ing more vocational training.",
J. C. Brown "There is so much
that I wish that I had studied,
that I would like to go over again
and concentrate on all of my
studies. I would like to recall the
wasted hours. I believe on sec
ond thought I regret not studying
English and history more thoroughly.":
To save gas and rubber, more
than 125 saddle horses are being
used by Indian service extension
employees on at least 14 Indian
reservations in this country.
under him in any capacity . I
assdre the people that they need
have no fears as to the ability
of the guard to meet any situa
tion." v . . and such a compliment
by a veteran of World War No. 1,
who was in the thick of the fight
25 years ago is not an idle remark.
Anyone present at the supper
at the armory could not have failed
to have been impressed with the
State Guard . . . but between us
. . . we were also keenly interested
in the new recruits, high school
boys, who had drawn K. P. as their
initial duty . . . and if they step
around on other duties as they did
in serving, we predict that some
day there may be a general among
THE OLD HOME TdWN
"The purpose of the guard is
interior defense. No one knows
what may happen, there may be
interior trouble, but we believe
the time for parachutist has pass
ed. The guard is here as a guar
antee that the principles of a dem
ocratic government for which our
men are fighting will be here when
they return. . . Prior to Decem
ber, 1941, each unit operated in-
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Captam Frank Bl
Lieutenant Ben Ril I
saw first ...j"
T so muck
ltlGrmimnni.. J. iai
,,'"UK"l 01 death
realize that tv, 1;.., :
"r, end cfl
Lieutenant Sloan tried J
..cw Kuu recently, and said
minded him of turning g
hose loose on iha ci .1
SO fast did the lead fly froJ
that gun, however, but sincj
members of the State Guar!
8" " snoot tne lead-eatinj
aiuunu neie, mere is no use
into detail in this column.
Backing: ud the
there are rows nnH m. n A
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barreled shot guns, of thl
guage varietv. The st-t. I
keeps more than a thousand 4
of ammunition on hanrl
no military secret, but whl
is kept, and how to get to
something that Uncle Sam d
hcers of the State Guard
under their hats.
After Cast in c a Dartimr
the mean looking barrel 01
machine gun, I was shown ii
supply room, and Captain
proudly opened a new sh
of modern chow kits neat
lined plates, with division!
them, that keeps the peas arl
tatoes from mixing into hash
a soldier has been served,
All the knives, forks, spoonl
cups are coated in parafin.
away ready to go on the fieldj
the company. Canned gool
every variety are stacked
shelves, to such an extent
housewife would turn green
envy to see how these
keep their pantry.
Out in the clothing supply
there is an outfit for eight
men. The company now hi
men and can use the first
that comes in and are accept
The men enjoy their work
State Guard. They have loj
fun, and learn things aboul
military world they would
know otherwise. Many
members are now m serviceJ
have found the experiences a
every Tuesday night at the an
has helped them since tney
started in for Uncle tam.
The State Guard works
They play nara. i
And they certainly beliej
good food, xney re "
last Friday night when thef
x.j (.:anl. rlnwn to I
a banquet of barbecued CM
and au trimmings.
If you lack rhythm in your
VoKr Irn'nw. left from
auu "(tMV , i
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11 win pay w ., ,:J
m i : 4- o if nn
luesuay iugnw ,i
a whfle, and shunie y-;i
time With those State Guard
Lane Arrington Gets
Honor At Cullowhec
Lane Arrington, son of Mr
Mrs. Lane Arrington, W.,
cently elected a council J
representing third floor
son Hall, at Western Ca-
Teachers College. Cou"I
bers are officers of the
government, and have f
bilities in connec bon
ing .the niles of .the
committee on their
floors. . ; hich
At the meeting m
ment body .under the leafle c
Dean W.E. Bird set UP tne
ing rules to be observed jy 8
of the dormitory: L'S" ini
of noise Delo,c. ."vine or f
student caught dnnb ,
college men " t thia
and to tneir ""
t 2.000 English won,
ployed in ium
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