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(One Day Nearer Victory) THURSDAY, NOVEMBER
i . 1
THE WAYNESVILLE MOUNTAINEER
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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 19, 1942
(One Day Nearer Victory)
The word "united" has taken on a new
meaning, not only in America, but in the
world. In a recent address in the Brtish
Parliament one of the British leaders said,
"Certain points of great importance have
already emerged. We have accepted the
name 'United Nations'."
He added that it is a "fruitful conception
on the basis of which practical machinery
for the functioning of an international order
could be ordered."
It is the first time in the history of the
world that "United Nations" has been so
commonly used. It stands for something
bigger than most of us realize at this time.
It means that certain countries widely sepa
rated by space have openly declared their
belief in certain principles and ideals, not
only for the present, but also for the future.
They are determined to see that liberty and
democracy are preserved, not only for them
selves, but for each other
It brings to mind that back in the early
days of this country the United States of
America were still far from being united,
but that through the test of common prob
lems the years brought them together. The
same thing applies to the United Nations.
By customs and habits of living we stand,
even though united in a common war
against the enemy, far apart. Yet in the
principles of democracy and hope for the
safety of our children in the new world to
come after the war, we are united as one
In this very union of the big things of
life, will lie the hope for the future continu
ance of democracy.
We noticed with interest, remembering
how the war has gone into the school rooms
of Haywood County, and the entire school
courses are reflecting the current problems
of what will soon follow, the discussions at
a recent meeting of the National Institute
on Education in Washington.
There were four points stressed that
made us appreciate more than ever what
our local teachers have already done toward
the war effort for preparation of the stu
dents to meet the demands shortly to be
made upon them.
The first point was that military authori
ties are asking that the schools readjust
. their programs so youths will receive all the
mathematics and physical science sourses
possible, They are stressing this war as
one of specialists. One of the general cul
tural courses will have to be omitted or cur
tailed for the duration.
Second, the rapid expansion of American
air power depends as much on pilot training
as on the production of machines. The na
tion - wide pre - flight program for high
schools, under sponsorship of the Office of
Education and the Civil Aeronautics Auth
ority is now underway. This will shorten
the training period of fliers after they are
graduated from school or drafted.
Third, "national officials called upon the
country's 1,000,000 teachers to give impetus
to the drive for scrap metal. The army
of school children of the country from 10,
000,000 to 20,000,000 strong are serving on
this vital home front."
Fourth, "the secondard and college levels
have been called upon to dedicate their full
energies to the prosecution of the war. High
schools and elementary schools are how re
organizing curriculums to meet, the emer
gency," it was pointed out at the institute.
It is only fair to them and to the nation
in which they will be not only citizens, but
protectors in the armed forces to train the
youth to meet the unavoidable emergencies
they face today.
Haywood County has a way of going over
the top when any patriotic demand is made
of her citizens. A challenge has come in.
the month of November to almost double
the sale .of war bonds and stamps. The feat
does not sound impossible or unreasonable,
in view of the fact that it has been done in
November is the month before Christmas,
however, the eve of the great American
spending spree. Maybe it comes at a good
time, to curb our American extravagance.
At any rate we must not fail in the demand
to meet the quota set for the month.
If it means a sacrifice, we will have to
take it, for with our record in the past and
the1 increasing emergency needs of war,
we will have to pay this debt to the govern
ment." This war and its effects are not going to
be shared by a few, but by every citizen
of the United States. To many who can
tiot be active in any other way, the bond
buying comes as a form of service they can
render, but it is also one way that every
person can help. No matter how small the
amount invested. :.'.:'-',.;.
- 'Take stock of your resources today, and
see how much you can spare from the neces
sities of living to join the Haywood County
calvacade of bond and stamp buyers for the
month of November. '
, - Remember ; that ' financial pinch will be
nothing as compared .to what that boy who
is flying a bomber is giving, or that boy
' on the high seas in' the fighting zones is
.facing, or the boys now in camps training
.to :meet'the enemy. If there is a. bargain
in this War, the civilian at home will enjoy
Until Peace Comes
We are constantly reminded of the vast
changes that the war is making in our
daily lives, and of the projects that have
been of vital importance in a country at
peace that are shoved into the background
as the necessity for defense measures ex
We are glad that the great Blue Ridge
Parkway, which in the future years will
attract travelers to take its scenic route,
has at least been started to such a point
that we feel sure it will be completed in
The seven and one half mile stretch from
Soco Gap to Big Witch Gap which has been
turned over to the Park Service represents
an important contribution in times of peace
to a country building for the future, but as
a defense measure, it is negligent in com
parison with other demands of the times.
It holds promise of development after
peace comes again to this country, and we
await with appreciation of a return to the
peaceful American way of life, to the com
pletion of this magnificent highway.
YOU'RE QVFRDUE NOW, ADOLF,
f. COUNTERBLOVKS ;J "A Vjgf-
HERE and T HE R E
HILDA WAY GWYN
During the past week wo have
been covered up with contributions
for this column with items about
the men in the service- . . . at
first we thought maybe we would
pass them up . . . with appreciation
to the donors . . . and then we
thought, No, that is not right . .
what is more important at this
moment than the men in the ser
vice? ... and anything that can
help the civilian to get a better
understanding of the needs and
the view points of the boys who are
on the firing line . ',., is about the
most worthwhile subject one can
buses pulling out just before dawn
. is positively sinister ... it
eems the zero hour anyway . ...
ind with shadows all about . . .
t's awfully hard on the friends
nd families . ; . to be cheerful
nder the best conditions.
One person handed us the fol
lowing from a young army officer
stationed "somewhere in Eng
land": "We have slept in tents that
leaked when we were surrounded
by nothing but cold weather and
rain .';. , it was wonderful to get
into London for a few days and
sleep in a bed . with sheets on it
. . and get a bath . . . but we are
all willing and glad to accept any
hardships so long as we have the
definite hope of soon ending this
war ... We are sure that all you
people at home are sacrificing and
will sacrifice even more."
1 hose few lines We are sure
ring to your mind . . . just what
they had to the person who gave
t to us . , . Winter is coming on
our boys in the service in cer-
nin parts of the world are going
to be subjected to many hardships
besides those in direct battle .
most of us are still comfortable at
home . . . Are we willing to make
the sacrifices that the young officer,
who represents thousands of others
. in uniform . . .' thinks we
will make? Such sentiments .
make us wonder if we can measure
up and keep the faith ... in
proportion to that the boys are
If the State Guard units over North Caro
lina have attained the high standard of the
local unit, the forty companies represent an
interior protection in the state that should
give every citizen a feeling of security
against a crisis, calling for military mea-sures.
We have watched the formation and the
steady growth of the local unit, first under
Col. Howell, now in command of the second
North Carolina Regiment, next under Ma
jor Bradley, now in command of the 8th
We wish them continued success under
the command of Captain Frank Byrd. The
response that came from the announcement
of his promotion at a recent dinner held
by the unit, proved beyond any doubt how
the men under his command feel about his
The local unit represents various age
groups, from the high school boy up. The
discipline demand is fine for any age, but
it will prove of special benefit to the younger
man who will eventually be drafted and
enter the service of our armed forces.
There is one thing all men can be thank
ful for. Cities haven't yet thought to levy
an income tax. The Santa Barbara Daily
Stocking casualties are running
ljili we near irom local reports
. the army of women either
own to the last pair or even past
that stage are daily on the in
case . . . we heard of one girl
this week who has a bright idea
. she says that now that her
tockings all have runs .'. . shes
tarting in on those with runs
down the back ... she can't see
them ... and so she can hold her
head high and forget 'em . . .
then when they are gone she will
begin on those with runs down
the front . . . and that maybe by
that time . . . the American women
ill have reached the stage that
the English women have . . . they
will consider a worn stocking as
badge of honor . . . we might
as well take it . . . in the old Amer
ican standard of things has gone
with the wind ... at least until
after the duration ... but in the
meantime a patriotic gesture would
be to hand them all over to the
qrovernment who is now asking for
scrap ' silk and nylon and just
depend on rayon and cottons.
Another contribution . . . is some
advice which was , . handed out
by a veteran seaman ... "It's O.
K. to buy war bonds . . . and it's
first-rate to knit socks . . . it's
even all right to put on dances
and give church parties for boys
in service . . , but take it from an
old sea-dog, who ought to know
. one of the best things a fellow
can do to help win the war . . . is
to WRITE . . . that's right
t's as simple as that . , . and
don't write that Pa broke his leg
, or about the cost of pork
chops and how they are going up
. or aobut the boy across the
street who got killed in the Solo
mons ; . . Make 'em cheerful .
Yes, sir . . . give 'em the sort of
stuff they want to hear about .
Tell 'em about old Lady Jones hav
ing that big tree cut down in her
back yard ... tell 'em a good
ioke . . . Yes, sir . . . tell 'em
some of the little things they will
be interested in . . . ; write lots
and often . . . it makes no differ
ence what you write so long aa it
is cheerful ... Don t hand him
any sob stuff . . . he can't do one
thing about it . . . if the mortgage
is coming due';., . or if Aunt Kate
fell down the basement stairs ,
He really doesn't need anything to
eat. ... Your war bonds are feed
ing and clothing him , . . but he
does need heart food '. ' ; . those
bonds can't huy . . , Phychology
. ; . Eh? . ; . Yes, Sure, heart food
. . . something to warm him inside
. . . and make him know he's be
ing appreciated . . , write that kid
and tell him the news.".
TEN YEARS AGO
Mayors Kerr and Howell to play
n Waynesville - Canton football
game, with Kerr to make initial
kick off for Canton and Howell to
carry the ball.
Robbers blow open safe after
boring through the floor of the
Blackwell-Bushnell Wholesale Com
pany here, c
West Burres is shot while chas
ing trespassers, four men are ar
Cordell Russell, chairman of
executive committee of Democratic
organization of Haywood county
receives wire of congratulations
from Jim Farley on Haywood's
Season's first snow falls in the
White Oak section.
Book Week will be observed here
at local library and in schools.
Rat killing campaign is being
staged in Haywood county. One
farmer killed 230 rats near an old
Haywood industrial accidents
If you could be President Roose
velt for one day what , changes
would make, if any?
Geo. A. Brown, Jr, "I would
continue Mr. Roosevelt's policies."
R. L. Prevost "One thing I
would do if I were President Roose
velt for a day and had advocated
the drafting of 18 and 19 year
olds into our armed forces, would
be to protect these young boys by
edict with a dry zone around all
the training camps where these
boys will be stationed. In fact I
have been thinking of writing the
President a letter ort this subject."
J. D. Frady "It is hard to tell.
There are so many good things,
but mixed in are some things we
would like changed. I would not
put 18 and 19 year olds on a bat
tle front, but I would train them
in high school. I think we should
have had military training long
James A. Gwyn"l believe I
would be so overcome that I would
J. C. Brown "I would draft all
labor, professional and otherwise,
and appoint a commission that
would have the authority to place
workmen wherever they are need
John R. Hipp8 "The question is
too big for me to answer."
Letters To T
John B. Best "1 would try to
carry out the policies already au
thorized by President Roosevelt.
Gudger Bryson "While Presi
dent Roosevelt may have made
mistakes, I think on the whole
there is no one who could have
done a better job, so I guess I
would do well to follow his plans."
PROUD OF HAYUto
Editor The Mouni
your staff and
nesvillo lcn, .. .. , icnf1
here at Fort" KnC
you back home. thu
We were surprised, and
know, that Haywood K.
menjn service than anv
the nation, accordmg
It made us happy to kno,
extra good work that - 1
Haywood in the scrap met?
A F R TT'KKT WRI
A. F. R. T. C, Fort Knox, K
MORE CHAPLAIXS SEE1
.During all the discussion
highly technical fields of the a
forces, one can not help but
when such an urmt cry
for more chaplains whv" the
isters of the Gospel do rmt,
This being true is jt hcaus
ministers do not want tn
or is it some ml inn of the c!
authorities or boards th-jt wi'
release them? The radio is af
mg for chaplains, the news st
the magazines, but still ther
just HALF the quota that is
ed! Not only to me, but seoi
persons whom I have heard
cuss this subject, it is a deplc
circumstance. If one minist
each town were called it '
raise the quota. The chu
which gave their ministers
either be supplied with ri
T. J. Cathey"! would stick to
President Roosevelt's policies and
try to meet the opposition as he
usually does." .;y, ; ;
M. G, Stamey "I would fire
Mrs, Perkins, secretary of labor."
Valuable Man By
Adopted Home City
The following shows what the
people of his adopted home city
think of Senator William II.
Smathers, who lost out to his Re
publican opponent in the recent
contest in which he was running
for re-election to the U. S. Senate
from New Jersey. '
The following is taken from the
Daily World, of Atlantic City,
and points out what a valuable
man Senator Smathers is to the
isters during the duratii
i in worship with
rch. Any Chr istian nprs
sure, would be dad
this manner in order tha
who are under constant
Could have a snirifim) I
nearby when he needed him.
If there are to be curtail
oui? way of living, whicl
I is here alrAnHv T fM
- i -J , .VI.
soldiers, sailors and marines !
come oeiore civilians.
Quoting from the Asheville
n nf NnupmW RtVi. "Ma
than 400 chaplains are sougl
navy Detween now and
1 Prnfaecinnol ai.aTIA
include four years of colle
university work leading
a. aegree or tne equivaier
reach 4G7 in 1931 and cost' $8,588.
three years in a theological f
ary. The candidate must
citizen of the United Stal
iuiiy ordained clergyman l
active ministry and be endori
official authorities of his d
nation. The age limits are
50. Chaplains are appoint
lieutenants, either junior oi
.'. Even the young ministeris
J4. ! .. !! koii
f erred. Are they any bettei
our Doys ;
TTTl - 1 -Aiv on.l
vyxieii our uuys ivluih uu
their lives over, how will the
towards ine ciergy anu uie
lains" who were not there
they needed them?
FIVE YEARS AGO
E. L. McKee, state highway
commisisoher, is asked to spend
$70,000 balance on highway to Bre
Barber harvesting thousands of
fine apples at orchards on Balsam
Erk leases Black apple house for
Three murder cases and six man
slaughter cases set for trial on
November term of criminal court.
Work going forward rapidly on
Mrs. W. T. Bost, state commis
sioner of welfare, addresses dis
trict welfare meeting here.
James G. K. McClure speaks to
Bethel Future Farmers at annual
banquet on Friday night.
More than 100 Haywood women
attend the annual achievement day
Smoky Mountain Future Farm
ers Chapter holds their first fair,
THE OLD HOME TOWN
Speaking of cheerful things . . .
we wish the boys who leave here
as reservists did not have to take
such an early bus . . . not that we
are trying to dictate either to the
government or the local draft
board . . . but this business of the
)the TEAMS STR1KJM
f Power has nctseased
UlOPERCENT SIAKE J . V
( I Painteo -that r vSr- sN xf
. IT A T TT A DT J? M i
Tliow cq v fhiit vou find th
:-,-. , .
measure of a man m his i
not his victory.
Last Tuesday, Bill hmatne
defeated for U. S. Senatoi
took it like the man he is.
On Wednesday, he dm nc
a. Li. tAr intn his T
OUt, UUb Btiwuc
eating place and said, "
am , boys, give ii.
o ia o-rpnter in his
diuavwcia J t'
than he was in victory. .. .
He intends to return to m.
tice of law here and in.
ton. 'Already, two of (
ton's biggest law firms have
him to join them.
Although Bill Smathers
practice law for awhile, we .
that the President w.11 find
uses for so valuable a man
ington grapevine already
.T. k.i his cnOlt
judgeship, an ambassadona
an executive ' ...
tration or secretary to the
Certainly as astute a
... . i,!a- crisis'
iresiaeni m - . ;.
need all our available bra"
not -going to i - - n
grey mauei - - ,
D. Kooseve iis- - h(
what a fnend Bill
been to him and his admmu
has never ioik-"
And the hosts oi
th-t. Bill Smathers h-tf
Washington x- c ,
dent and the Suprem u
know that Bi.lSma
depended upon w -
One defeat in a I J ,
tones cannot coun g
x. We preu." te
things for onr
luck in the wu-,
bins . . pin
During the tenure oi
ers'term, always he
ed to as many - t
,9 possible wjhi5
help them to the besi
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