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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10, 1942 (One Day Nearer V
THE WAYNESVILLE MOUNTAINEER
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Main Street Phone 137
Waynesville, North Carolina
The County Seat of Haywood County
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'MESS ASSOCIATION ;
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10, 1942
(One Day Nearer Victory)
The Court House
The janitor seemed busy every minute of
the day during the past week as the crowds
came and went in the court house during
the term of Superior court, but even hia
energy could not keep the place clean.
We have never in all our experiences in
treading the halls of this building of which
all Haywood County citizens are so proud
seen as much evidence of carelessness on
the part of the public.
We recall that to spit tobacco juice on the
floors and stairway was a punishable offense
at the time the building was erected. The
ruling must now be overlooked.
The stairways leading up to the court
room and the offices on the second floor was
j e. j 1 . I . A !m WidKfl I
literally spattered witn toDacco jiute in "
sized quantities that left a wide and telli
mnrk on the marble steps. '
We doubt if there is a more attracting
court house building in the State of North
Carolina than our own here in Haywood.
We have seen finer and more costlier ones,
but never a more impressive one than our
own here in Hay Wood', and we don't like
to see such descration of a building as took
place last week during court week.
Home Front Casualties
We are deeply impressed with the war
casualties in America, yet it would appear
that we are almost callous regarding the
death toll among civilians, judging from the
So far this war has cost the United States
armed forces a toll of more than forty thous
and men in the dead, wounded and those
reported missing, from Pearl Harbor to the
last invasion in North Africa and the battles
in the Pacific. :
While on the other hand, through care
lessness or lack of foresight the accident
toll in civilian life in the same period has
included 89,000 killed, and 8,800,000 wound
ed, many of them skilled workmen.
These records should be a warning to us
for no doubt with everything being
turned into war production there are going
to be more hazards in the mighty rush to
speed up things than has been the case dur
ing the past year.
Tree Farm Program
In recognition of the importance and value
of the forest products industries of North
Carolina and the desirability of perpetuat
ing the state's supply of timber, the North
Carolina Forestry Association has assumed,
the sponsorship of a Tree Farms program
as one of its major activities, according to
the University News Letter.
The primary objects of the program are:
fire protection, selection harvesting of tim
ber crops, reforestation, and information.
An elaboration of the four points of the
program were given as follows:
Fire is the greatest enemy of the forests
and fire prevention and control constitute
the first and most effective step in any plan
of conservation. In this immediate area
we have had sad evidence during the past
year of the havoc that a fire can bring.
We also have proof with some of our tree
less mountainsides of the judicious utiliza
tion of our forest resources, looking to the
production of continuous crops of trees. We
have had the wisdom of a system of selec
tive harvesting brought home to us, in the
needless cutting of young tres.
Through the exercise of fire control and
selective harvesting, our timber may be
utilized, preserved and increased. Natural
reseeding with adequate fire protection, will
provide an abundance of young growth.
Of particular importance is the spreading
of information to the owners of forest lands
and to the public as to the protection and
the growing of trees with an idea of develop
ment of better forestry methods and practices.
With the hunting season on the following
rules prepared by the Conservation Depart
ment of the State of New York are timely
for those who load a gun to take to the
forests for game.
By careless handling of guns, tragedies
have happened in every community of thia
country, where in each case only a few pre
cautions would have avoided death and
The eleven rules set down by the New
York department are: I
"Never carry loaded guns in automobiles
or other vehicles.
"When afield hunting birds, keep abreast
rof your companion.
' In loading never point a gun in the di
rection of your companion.
''In climbing oyer stone walls and fences,
first break or unload your gun.
"A bird quartering to the right in the
vicinity of your hunting companions should
never be fired on by a hunter on the extreme
left and vice versa.
"Never leave a loaded gun standing
against a tree or lying on the ground where
a dog may get at it.
"Always keep your gun pointed away
from your companions when you stop to
' In handing a gun to a person for inspec
tion, be sure it is unloaded.
"Never shoot in the direction of your
companions because you ' consider yourself
a good marksman. You are taking a dan
"Carry a gun pointed down to the left.
If you shoot left-handed walk at the extreme
right of the party.
"At all times be careful."
ITS A BIG HILL ANAIONGE
ev--aw' i i m " ittr eST W
H E R E and T H E R E
HILDA WAY GWYN
The Chamber of Commerce
closed its books and its doors Sat
urday on the 1942 activities . . .
the tourist season . . . which after
Pearl Harbor in the preceding De
cember gave promise of being an
uncertain quantity ... that it
turned out to be . t-. however with
more bright spots than were antici
pated . . . we have heard many
comments on the spic and span
way in which the office was kept
during the summer by the secre
tary, Miss Nanette Jones . . . and
the excellent service she rendered
to those dropping in for informa
tion . . . there were always fresh
flowers attractively arranged , . .
and the folders and literature
placed about the large room in an
inviting manner that made one
want to take them down and give
them the once over . . . while the
services were limited by the in
evitable effect of war . . . we would
pronounce the 1942 season a def
inite success for the Chamber of
We have seen numerous and varied pre
dictions about the reaction from the pres
ent war, and the aftermath that will more
jr less revolutionize our former mode of
Irving, but not until last week had we seen
that out of the combined likes and dislikes
of the army would some a "cosmopolitian
Miss Mary I. Barber, xood consultant to
the secretary of war, claims that uniting the
Southerner's hominy grits and the' New
Englander's seafood in one balanced all
American taste will bring about a more
It seems that the army hates spinach
most of all and oysters next, according to
Miss Barber, who has had a long experience
in coping with the American palate. She
is a native of Titusville, Pa., and cooked her
first meal "for company" when she was 10.
She has taught dietetics in the Philadelphia
public school and at Columbia University.
At the time she was called to Washington
as a dollar-a-year woman, she was on the
staff of the Kellogg Company, of Battle
Invest In the Head
Empty your purse into your head and
and no one can take it away from you.
The North Carolina State treasury has a
surplus of around $20,000,000 in its general
fund alone. Most governmental agencies are
faced with the problems caused by deficits.
The issue of bonds is usually the solution,
passing the spending of one generation to
be paid by its successor.
The Governor and the State Treasurer
properly suggest that, after meeting the
real needs of today, a large portion of the
surplus be invested in bonds and held for
the proveAial rainy day that always comes.
This is wise and will prevent unwise spend
ing and commitments.
The only "sacred pledge" with reference
to the use of a part of the surplus is the
setting aside of a sufficient sum to give a
nine months school term for all the children
of the State. This is the pledge made in
the campaign declaration of both political
parties. Today Raleigh children have a nine
months school. These are the only children
in Wake County treated so well. It should
be a State system, with a like school term
for every child from Murphy to Manteo.
Raleigh News and Observer.
We read the most amazing state
ment during the week . . . doctors
are urging women to learn, how
to cry and are telling them to go
to it "cry baby fashion" . ..... with
out reserve . . . just open the flood
gates of their emotions . ... . it
makes no difference whether or not
it is "taking an unfair advantage
. the theory is, that strong emo
t i o n s cause drastic chemical
changes in the body in order to
tirepare us for action . . . a man
for a good fight ... people who
frustrate those emotions provide
no release for them and there
fore injure their health ... any
woman Can tell you that the relief
from a good cry is one of the most
satisfactory things she experiences
. . . it seems to bring one to a
oeak of emotional agitation, and
"crying like your heart will break"
iust brings you back to normal and
clear skies . . . so the next time
your husband or your boy friend
hurts your feelings just set up a
howl . . . and after that you can
take a new lease on life'.... . but
between us, we think the cry should
be reserved for special occasions
. . for a prolonged spell of un
controlled emotions might be swell
on the health of the cryer . . .
hut terrific on the nerves of her
One of pur town's prominent
citizens ... handed us the follow
ing for this column . . . we give
it to you just as he gave it to us
. . "Their government invited
them to buy bonds of defense .. .
They did . , . After 60 days they
of one accord began to make ex
cuses as to why they needed the
money . ; . Some because of unex
pected sickness . Some because
of taxes ... Some because they
owed a debt . .'.. Some because they
wanted to buy property ... And
the Day came when our fighting
men were out of guns and ammuni
tion . . . And Hitler came and their
excuses were not worth a D
You must admit that the fable
like paragraph has plenty of food
for thought in its short sentences
. . . for this war is not a one-man
war 'or one group, it is my war and
your war ... and each of us must
carry our part of the load . .
we know that life is filled to over
flowing with unexpected obliga
tions . . . they sometimes just seem
to hit one at every corner . . . but
even so, we doubt if all the war
bonds that we hear, through the
eTapevine route, are being turned
in are from dire necessity .
if we do not mean for Uncle Sam
to have our money long enough
to helo him . . . there is no need to
take the time of the agents who
handle the bonds or the paper it
takes to make them out on . . .
there is no time for Indian gifts
During the past few days
we have heard the greatest mix
ture of views on how to celebrate
Christmas when your country is at
war ... it is a natural reaction
. . . last year we had hardly re
recovered by the smashing blow
of Pearl Harbor when Christmas
came ... plans had already been
made and 1941 followed the same
old pattern . . . this year it is
different . . . for on one hand any
material extravagance seems posi
tively bad taste . . . like a widow
buying her mourning a bit too fine
and grand for sorrow . . . for our
country is in the depths of one
of its greatest tragedies ... the
Gods of War are demanding the
biggest price ever asked in human
life and material wealth . . . it must
be paid before we ever hope to en
joy that secure sense of peace and
freedom again . . , on the other
hand . , . little children who are
expecting Santa Claus should have
a visit from him ... they should
not be denied the greatest thrill of
childhood . . . and there is always
the thought back of turning aside
from beaten paths ... the civilian
must try to keep a normal pattern
... at any rate we are glad to
note that there have never been
so many useful gifts on display
. things that one would have
to eventually buy for themselves
. . . . maybe as the. season advances
we will become more stabilized on
how to take Christmas 1942.
TEN YEARS AGO ,'
Judge Hoyle Sink tells crowded
courtroom that fireside in home is
where character is built.
Duke Day will be observed here
on Monday with dinner at Hotel
LeFaine. ' . . ' '
Furman Glee Club to appear
here on next Tuesday night.
Commissioners assumed duties
on Monday and voted to discon
tinue office of county farm agent.
Waynesville boy heads Journal
ism club at Cullowhee.
Many are buying hunting li
cense, with birds and other game
more plentiful than in 15 years.
American Legion to sponsor
Christmas tree for community on
Tobacco brings an average of
Carolina Bird Lore
The Wild Turkeu
By C S. BRIMLEY
How far do you think we thould
go toward observing Christmas as
has been the custom prior to the
Mrs. J. C. Crouser "I do not
think we should be extravagant,
but I do feel that we should have
enough to keep our morale op,
especially in families where there
are little children, we should try
to appear normal."
Mrs. Tom Campbell, Jr. ''I do
not think we should ignore the
day, neither do I feel that we
should indulge in the lavish spend
inguf other years."
Mrs. Hugk A. Love "I think
the observance of Christmas should
depend on personal conditions and
circumstances, but we need all the
cheer we can get,"
Ralph Prevost "I think we
should hae as nearly normal
Christmas as possible, but also
save out something with which to
buy war bonds,"
G. C. Ferguson "I think we
should cut down some on Christ
mas spending and buy more war
Rev. W. L. Hutchins"l am go
ing "to give my answer in the
Christmas greeting that we are
sending out to our friend this sea
son . ':
"Custom calls for 'Merry Christ
mas' and 'Happy New Year' fits
the tongue, but such words have
little meaning when the nation's
soul is wrung. When the blood of
man is flowing like a river through
the plain, may we wish you ample
courage, valiant hearts to bear the
pain. Gain is good but often
for the God who gave us laughter,
better is the sorrow made by lost,
gave to each a rugged cross."
Dan Watkins "I think we
should observe Christmas as usual
as far as we are able to do so. I
think that the boys fighting over
seas would Want us' to nave as
near regular Christmas as possible
Rev. M. R. Williamson "It
seems to me that this should be
one Christmas when we should
strive with all our might to observe
Christmas in the true spirit. The
advent song which resounded over
the hills of Bethlehem was 'Glory
to God in the highest, and on earth
peace, good will toward men.' In
a world of conflict we should strive
to be happy and cheerful, we
should do all we can to make it a
$16.23 on the Asheville market.
Freddie Crawford on Ail-American
FIVE YEARS AGO
$40,000 Waynesville Country
Club addition is started and will
have 26 bed rooms, 2 large dining
rooms in a three story wing.
' Mercury drops to zero here on
Tuesday, the lowest in two years.
; $45,000 in county taxes collected
in the month of November.
J. W. Ray is named member of
the town board of aldermen.
Tobacco averages $25.00 at sales
on opening day on Asheville mar
kets,.". Actual count of travels in Park
during November totals 21,677.
Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Hendricks
have been married fifty years.
Waynesville Troop of Girl Scouts
takes part in Court of Honor held
at Battery Park Hotel in Ashe
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everybody to need
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at the tips oft
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white in the domi!.d b.ir i
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the more thickly Th?,
stai ! occurs practicS'
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or scarce it
or scarce it is gn ,C?
that it is spuL8!81 d ,3
dentally, and even thXce',t
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mesticated Wif th.V
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our state bird.
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definitely with us.
(As Recorded to Monday .vJ
vuy jpstice to R. V. Jnsti
V. Worley, et ux.
J- T- Bailey, et ux, to J. W.L
Hicks, Jr. 1
Mahala Worley, et ux, to CI
iuiu woney, et ux.
Raymond Duckett, et
J. R. Medford, et ux, to Wai
o. Medford, et ux.
r lorence Jones, et al, to fi
laylor, et ux.
Fay Holcpmbe to Wayne B. Mi
lord, et ux.
J. C. Davis, et ux. to Lizi
Lizzie Parkins to T. F.' G'reJ
Ivy Hill Township
J. P. DeFravio, ct ux, to AsbJ
William D. Hyatt, et ux, to
C. Satterthwaite, Jr.
Rosa Presslet, et al, to t.
Williamson, et ux.
W. G. Henson, et ux, to L.
Paul Hyatt, et ux, to R. E. fi
tis, et ux. '
A. T. Ward, Tr., Jacob Ur.i
to Moses Osborne.
Mrs. M. R, Thomas to WMN
J. Leatherwood. et ux.
J. C. Lynn, et ux to Howell Bj
son, et ux.
Alden Howell, Jr., ct al,
Shuford Howell, et ux.
Dollie Ferguson to Albert Ah
Fred R. Moody, et ux, to M
J. M. Sims.
hnnnv nprnsinn for OUr chflOT
and in tlin envnT of eifts,
should give practical things. T
should be a sober and sane Chq
mas for Christian people eve
f n. Howies "I think
should go far enough in ChrisW
observance for the young tu
too young to know what the
is aLut, but the older child
and the adults should turn w
Christmas into war f ort.t
presents should be war bond
stamps. I feel that the ch d
over should be given a n
Rev. II. g7hZ
of a commercialized and
istic Christmas, we should
Christmas, amidstar an
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