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THE WA YNESVILLE MOUNTAINEER
(One Day Nearer Victory) THURSDAY, DECEMBER
THE WA YNESVILLE PRINTING CO.
Main Street Phone 187
Wayneaville, North Carolina
The County Seat of Haywood County
W. CURTIS RUSS ...... -L. Editor
Mrs. Hilda WAY GWYN Associate Editor
W. Curtis Russ and Marlon T. Bridges, Publishers
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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 3, 1942
(One Day Nearer Victory)
Robbers Want Tobacco
Haywood will watch with keen interest
the opening of the tobacco markets next
Tuesday, as this county has the best crop
In years, and lots of it.
Indications are that the price will hit
forty cents that might be speculation, but
those who seem to always know, are feeling
mighty good over the prospect this season,
Haywood growers have a lot to be thank
ful for the weather played in their favor
this year, and we were spared of floods and
bad hail storms.
There is just one word of warning that
seems timely at this time. Every year some
Haywood farmer is robbed of his money
between the place he sold his crop and his
home. Those farmers who hold their checks
and put them in the local banks instead of
getting them cashed in the places where
they sell their tobacco always play safe.
This year wherf there will not be as much
travel as usual, it will be more . dangerous
to carry large sums of money on your per
son. So play safe. Bring the check back
home, and get it cashed where you will not
undergo the chances of losing it to a robber.
Push Your Chest Out
The Waynesville football team did exact
ly what was predicted they would do this
season end it without a single defeat.
As the local footballers rolled over Can
ton 19 to 0 on Thanksgiving, they brought
to a close another successful season. While
they have been scored on, they have not
lost a game.
The coaches, players, faculty and entire
community is proud of the record, but per
haps cherished most of all i3 the spirit and
manner which the boys conducted them
selves in every game. They played like good
sports, and a clean, clear-cut game. After
all, that is coveted more than victory, but
when you get both, that is something worth
pushing your chest out about. And as for us,
boys, push your chests out far and keep
It should be gratifying to every citizen
of the county, whether or not they are inter
ested personally in the livestock industry of
this section, to learn that thirty head of
the purebred Hereford cattle offered here
for sale on last Saturday by the American
Hereford Association are to be kept in Hay
The hundreds of persons attending the
sale, in addition to the large number who
visited the stockyards where the cattle
were exhibited prior to the sale, was proof
of the interest and appreciation of fine stock
in this area. ,
We trust there will be many more such
sales held in the county and that the Amer
ican Hereford Association and the cattle
men who offered animals on consignment
here will feel justified by the success of the
venture , on Saturday to stage many more
It was so Dewey during the recent elec
tion in New York that even Fish swam in.
The Right To Vote
This week the Chamber of Commerce has
distributed ballots to be used in voting for
the 1943 board of directors. This is no
just a' game or a pastime. It means a lot
to the community to have a live and wide
awake Chamber of Commerce.
. While things are slow in the field which
the Chamber of Commerce operates, there
is every reason why it should be kept alive
and in harness ready for action.
No restriction is placed upon voting, just
as long as you are interested in your com
muni ty. That should include every man,
woman and child.
No government can operate without
money and taxes are necessary. We know
in this country that next year will place
new financial burdens on the people. We
know that income taxes will be greater than
ever before in this country. We are going
to have to pay for the war for many years
to come. .;
For what we get in return no American
citizen should be unwilling to pay his propor
tionate share of the common cost of the
services rendered by the government. While
no citizen should try to cheat the govern
ment at this time, every effort should be
made by tax officials to equalize taxes and
to see that every citizen is treated fairly.
In the meantime those who will have to
meat this great obligation of income taxes
might consider a few tips that will help
them work out their income obligations to
the government and yet meet the situation
in all honesty.
The following tips have been outlined to
serve as an aid to those who will be called
upon to meet income taxes: .
Keep track of all your doctor bills and
your health and accident insurance.
Keep track of all your money deducted
from your pay envelope after January 1,
1943, for Victory tax, which will probably
be 5 per cent of all your earnings over $624
Keep track of all the money you pay out
on insurance policies-in force September 1,
Keep track of all the interest you pay on
debts. i . ; v :..vv
keep track of all the money you pay out
or have deducted from your pay envelope
for the purchase of War Savings Stamps
Keep track of every penny you pay out
in taxes. You can't deduct your income
taxes, but nearly every other bit of direct
tax money you pay is deductible.
Keep track of all of your contributions
to the church and to established charity and
". . .Soft Lights and
The report of Mr. P. T. Foxworth, head
of the Federal Bureau of Investigation ot
fice in New York, reminds us that the FBI
has risen heroically to the demands of war.
Arrest of 12,000 enemy aliens since last
December 7, together with seizure of untold
quantities of guns, uniforms of enemy coun
tries, code books, photographs and other
implements of the spy and sabotage trade,
illustrates how times have changed since
the day when the FBI was attracting notice
by collaring kidnapers.
It is certainly a long jump from tracking
down gangsters and shooting it out with
them on the streets to sitting in panelled
offices and educating industrial leaders in
the protection of their plants against sabo
teurs. Likewise, a wide range is covered
in such activities as putting on over-alls and
weeding work disrupters from assembly
lines, or in donning white ties for deft oper
ations on the E. Phillips Oppenheim plane
of silky conspiracy against an international
background of soft lights and sweet music.
The FBI has somehow managed to do all
this, and , to do it with its usual derring-do,
while simultaneously expanding its organi
zation many fold.
The final chapter, on how well this con
siderable job has been done must await the
end of the war and the inevitable comparing
of notes and revealing of secrets; but so
far the record looks goodThe Christian
Science Monitor. : 5
War is hell. Under a new governmental
regulation you can no longer buy anything
you can't afford. Brunswick, Ga., News.
H E R E and T H E R E
HILDA WAY GWYN
Few of us will live to celebrate
82 birthdays . . , and if we should
be so lucky, most of use will be
perfectly willing to lay aside our
ambitions , . . and we will be
content to find a nice little niche
and stay there ... and watch the
word-a-day crowd go by . . . and
as for any special mental exertion
we will more than likely pass it
on to the younger generation. .
But we have an example in our
person. . . He should be an inspi
ration to everyone . . . young and
old . . . who might be inclined to
mental inertia, , . lie has set us
an extraodinary pattern of meet
ing life at its fulltide even after
82 birthdays. . . . We have refer
ence to Prof. W. C. Allen, in case
you have not already guessed , . .
author of "The Story of Our State,
North Carolina" . . . the volume
which is fast finding its way into
the schools of the state . . . after
it was turned down as the regular
textbook by the committee from
the state board of education .
but which was afterward adopted
by the committee as a supplement
Prof, Allen has done at the age of
80 is remarkable . . . in fact he is
the only author in the state to
write a book at his age . . . and
incidentally leaving out the acad
emic slant . . . he has done such a
swell job of making history come
to life . . . that anyone who has
the slightest interest in their state
history should own the bookn for
their private library. . . .
Do you know why the book is
receiving such recognition and ap
proval by teachers and educational
authorities in the state? -. . , For
already 72 counties out of the 1700
counties in North Carolina have
adopted it as a supplementary vol
ume, when they might have chosen
others . . the state board of educa
tion has ordered 10,000 copies for
use in the 5th grades in the city
nd county schools of the state .
nd the lastest recognition is the
fact that it will be used in certain
sf the 8th grades, that are being
wedged in between the junior and
senior high to make up the 12
grades, , ,. The answer is easy
, the back is different. , . . Yes,
it contains the same old historical
data-..". . but presented in such a
streamlined modern way, that the
tacts and figures take on new
life . , . the story goes sailing along
like one grand fairy tale of adven
ture (which in reality it is)
that will excite not only the inter
st oi the children, but also the
adults. . . .
This modern presentation was
not accidental . '.. . the book was
written back in 1916 and was of
f ered three times unsuccessfully to
the state . . . and then again in
1940 Prof. Allen placed the book
before the consideration of the
state board of education . . . there
were five others, you no doubt re
call that Jule Warren's book was
adopted . 4 . the volume that raised
such a commotion . . . . and had to
be corrected to make it authentic
and cost the state a nice little
extra sum . . . and exposed rather
raw spots in political circles. . .
Having faith in his book and the
facts therein, Prof. Allen decided
that his volume was too much on
the old journalistic style . . . that
the story must have a different
approach , . 4 it needed revitalizing
and so he set about to do the
ob. . . V Imagine yourself nearing
80 setting out to make over a his
tory to interest those nearly 70
years younger than you ... in
speaking of the job Prof. Allen
told us . . . "I have never had so
much fun . . . in fact it was the
best time I had ever had . . . and
everyone has received the book
in the state with much interest and
consideration, . . They tell me
fter reviewing it that they want it
in their schools because it is dif
ferent and that it has an aopeal to
children . . . not as somethine thev
av? learned, but as something thev
want to learn , . .what more could
ask? continued the P2 vear old
teacher, who has swnt 67 years In
the school rooms of North Carolina.
While naturally we are n rein-
iced invhis favor as an old pnpil
Clarence W. Griffin, of Forest
City, author of "History of Old
Tryon and Rutherford Counties,"
and "Western North Carolina
Sketches," and member of the state
historical commission, and editor
of the Forest City Courier . . . has
collaborated with Prof. Allen. .
He assisted in reading the manu
script and proofed the press copy
and also the galley And page
proofs . . . making suggestions as
to the contents and accuracy of the
statements in the book, . . .
l ne role or author s no new
experience for Prof. Allen , . . for
on the book shelves of the major
ity of the homes of Haywood" coun
ty is to be found his volume "An
nals of Haywood County" . . ,
which contains treasured informa'
Hon collected of this area. . . , He is
also author 1 of "North Carolina
History Stories" . . . a 6th grade
book on the state list of adopted
books. , , . He is also the author of
another history . . . . "The Hstory
of Halifax County" . . . .
For more than a half century,
f rof. AUen was an outstanding fig
ure in the educatonal work of his
native state . . , and as a historian
has made notable contributions to
the preservation of historical data
. . . He first taught school in Pan-
tego, next at Jamesville, then to
Hamilton, and next at Scotland
Neck, where he was superintend
dent of a military school. , . . The
next move was to Wilson, where he
was principal of the high school,
and from Wilson to Reidsville . . .
and then in 1899 to Waynesville as
superintendent . . . with the ex
ception of one term of school in
South Carolina and four in Wel
don, he taught the rest of the years
in the Haywood county schools. . .
He organized the first public high
school system west of Asheville
here . . . and the third west of
Salisbury. ". , . He is the only per
son who has srerved as superin
tendent of the Waynesville and
Canton schools and Was county su
perintendent of education in Hay
wood. ...... . During the First World
War, while his son, Lt, W. C.
Allen, Jr., was in France, he was
also in war work, serving as field
directory of the government voca
tional school operated in the same
building of the army hospital. , . .
We are proud of your record Prof,
Allen .-. . . and mav vour cont.rihn.
By W. CURTIS RUSS
Bits of this, that and the other
j picked up here, there and yonder.
Would you approve a full year
training before the 18 and 19 yean
olds are tent to the fighting front,
or do you feel that they could be
trained m lest timet
Mrs. J. B. Siler"Yea, I would
approve a year's training, both for
the sake of the training, and the
fact that they would be a year
older," , . . ' ' .
George Biachoff "I would not
approve taking them out of school,
and as for the training, I think
it would be an individual matter,
for some could be more 'quickly
trained than others."
C. F. Kirkpatrick "I feel that
we can leave that to the army,
for I put my faith in their judg
Mrs. J. C. Brown "I feel that
high school graduates could be
trained in less time,"
J. P. Dicus "I feel that they
should have a year's training, if
possible. Of course, if it should
become necessary, those in charge
would know which was the better
Herbert Braren "If circum
stances permit, I would approve
the year's training, but if condi
tions become critical I would ap
prove the army having permission
to send them to the fighting front."
W. F. Strange "I really feel
that they should have a year's
training before they are sent to
Hugh J. Sloan "I feel that the
army is capable of handling the
matter, and that the boys will not
be put on the fighting front until
they are trained, whether it takes
three months or twelve months."
R. C. McBride "Under the cir
cumstances I feel that they could
fight without a year's training, but
I would approve of as much train
ing as possible."
Ralph Prevost-"! feel that they
could be trained in less time."
Judge F. E. Alley "I would not
approve of the year's training, be
cause if it is necessary to draft
them now, they will be needed
before the year is out and the crux
n the war is in the immediate
future. The military experts say
they can be well trained m less
time than a year."
The chant of ....
eer gets into
bring, on a .iWWfiS,
nod when somethine vT
terested in is on the biff
Cattlemen get fideetv I
good animal is led ito the J
and you can n ... ln" H
distance by the way they JL'J
eyes on every inch of tK5
animal. The 3par4
the direction nf ..'n N
erve a lot of credit
Prices. They know
ask a nrnon..:... ,? M
that almost demand. .
a good show anytime to .J?, 3
auctioneer at work. H
The sale of 79 read n. .
of ri. oi...j. " "wi
oaturqay opened the
ux many DUSiness mpn
others. It was good U
pnnntv .. ,1 , Oil
-r-"v "lue wno hay.
direetlv hoon ,
cattle nro hor;r,; , . i
o-j i ! w wake
and learn about th. a-...
uum uttiry ana beef cattle
have always held that there
ivuiu cauugn in Haywood for
of both kinds.
Jonathan Woodv cavo . J
r. J4J " 0Un
yniig taiuemen here
liraclr nnJ tV 1 T .
"ca, mm invii.eu joe Knsn nut
course Mr. Rose is a Hvwl.m
wool Angus man, so some mem J
oi tne party framed up on himl
an "outcast" at the Hereford bref
ers' supper. But it takes c
man a friendly frame ur. tn t
AT J . . r T
xeamers aamp, ana he talked
Doosted black Angus all the
There is something about
newspapers that fascinate J
whether they be large dailies
small mimeograph school pai
There is a certain Dride and
riosity tnat makes a dyed-in-i
wool newspaper man scan evl
paper that comes his way.
During the past few days we
ceived two good school Dapers.
St. John's Messenger, published
the grammar grade if St. Ji
an eight-page printed pi
Every article in the paper is sii
ed, and the way some of the si
graders have started off give
son to believe there will not bi
shortage of news gatherers wia
a few years.
From down on Fines Creek coi
The Fines Creek Refketor, a
edited paper, mimeographed, vl
the front page devoted to a i
toon of the "Axis Monkeys"
the caption asks for their defel
TEN YEARS AGO i
Unagusta Manufacturing Com
pany increases force to 75.
The annual Red Cross member
ship drive nets $150 here.
First Baptist churches here
serves 65 unfortunates at Thanks
Col. S. A. Jones and daughter
get mineral lands and machinery
after long 1 ltigation.
Man fined $5 for striking match
on courthouse window.
Fire department extinguishes
fire on roof of C. E. Ray's home.
tions to history keep bright your
name in the annals of the state s
educational rdcores. . . .
LD HOME TOWN
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From out at Cullowhee we
ah opportunity to read their 'cell
newspaper, four full sized pa;
It is packed with news, and is 4
of the usual silly matter founf
so many college newspapers,
folks out there are down to eai
and doing good work. It would!
advertising to comment oh
printing, as that is done by the
chanical deoartment of The M
taineer sure we're proud of ll
Few thines can bring on si
a contagous scige of grpuchint
as a drizzling, rainy day. it mi
get in the people s blood or soi
Jarvis Allison, retiring meml
board of county commissioners,
tertains associates on board.
School costs are cut $67,000
Rchnnl trrminds improveis
are launched at high school hi
Dr. Smith and Dr. Osborne iq
on tour of European medical
FIVE YEARS AGO
Millions of pounds of tbs
grown in Haywood county, i
increase over last year. .
Work to start on highway
284, says E, L. McKee.
$168 is needed to balance
Chamber of Commerce budget
r4j-. riiristmas tree Wr'l
" ' .
... t. j : .nmrnuniij.
Will De siageu hi ,.j
Bishop R. E. Gribbon to add
local Masons. , . . j.J
Two murder cases rrieu -
five-day court session ner&
Mr. and Mrs. Robert J-
their 60th wedding
. . ... mnrket to "i
Asnevn e vu , . ,
on UecemDer oi,
Another Exciting Tntf
"The Clue of me
i-. jonf.ire story B
" return b i
of the Nortn, "'"" .n,otl'c4
nard helped fum.s 'm J
tunfAii mvsLi'i y -
in DT"b:Un Weekly
yem have to admit that what
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