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(One Day Nearer Victory) THURSDAY, DECEMBER 31
THE WANESVILLE MOUNTAINEER
THE WAYNESVILLE PRINTING CO.
Main Street Phone 137
Waynesville, North Carolina
The County Seat of Haywood County
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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 31, '1942
(One Day Nearer Victory)
The Year Ahead
Every American worthy of citizenship in
this nation today is facing the coming year
with grave thoughts. The year offers many
critical situations that will develop in rapid
We were interested in the Qallup poll of
the past week in which the survey showed
that the majority of the opinion that the
first steps to set up peace machinery should
be taken before war ends.
Some felt that we should not worry about
solving postwar problems, but should con
centrate on winning the war first. Others
believe that the two should be carried on to
gether. In the survey it was also brought out
that the majority are wanting plans made
for postwar years so that the mistakes made
after the First World War may be avoided.
All seemed to agree that the peace terms of
number one were a failure, and that this
time the problems of peace must be thorough
c' One person interviewed in the survey ad
vanced the idea that "we must await the
outcome of the war to decide these things.
Many changes may come before the war
ends which would upset the plans made
Any way you take it the year that lies
ahead is frought with events so tremendous
that even when they come it will be hard
for most of us to comprehend their signi
ficance. We must be prepared to take what
comes and adjust ourselves to new conditions.
Another Christmas with America at war
has come and gone. There were definite
signs of the changing times. There were
no outdoor lighting effects as in the past.
There was a decided leaning toward the
practical side in the matter of gifts.
While families were plucky about going
about as usual, there was an undercurrent
of sadness that pulled one along through
the holiday season, but it was there to
throw a screen on complete happiness,
i Fewer persons came home to spend Christ
mas in the community and fewer persons
went out of town. Trains and buses were
later than usual. The community on the
whole was determined to take Christmas
and they did, but despite the apparent gaiety,
the fact that pur country was at war was
. Uppermost in the thoughts of many gath
ered about family tables with young mem
bers, was the fact that next Christmas the
circle would be broken more than this year,
for in 1943 we expect to tighten up our
belts and go after our enemies. This spirit
was recognized at Christmas, whether it was
voiced in words or not.
The Crises Of
In her widely-syndicated column of Sat
urday release, Dorothy Thompson deals with
the war as representing "The Crisis of Chris
tianity." ' ;: : - . '
It is a favorite theme of hers. Often in
the past she has discoursed upon this aspect
of the world-wide revolution which is the
mainspring and matrix of this wear.
In this immediate instance, Miss Thomp
son is writing appropriately to the Christian
In the Thursday issue of The Wall Street
Journal, the leading editorial is a discussion
of "Christianity and this War," subject of
the Christmas editorial in this newspaper
issuing daily from the Capital of Capitalism.
These are sermons from non-sermonic
sources, preachments from the press and
not the pulpit.
They are all the more significant for that
reason significant not only because of the
source from which these discussions come
as to Christianity and the war, but signi
ficant, too, because they are so related, in
respect to thought and time of expression.
These are eminent origins, Miss Thomp
son and The Wall Street Journal, for intel
lectual criticism and comment of the first
Neither is, of course, professionally reli
gious. Theirs are secular organs and theirs
are minds of the laity, tall minds that, if
not outside of the Church and of religious
connections, are, at least, not crusaders for
these spiritual institutions and interests.
But theirs are honest minds and profound,
and both have penetrating insights into the
deeper and more hidden implications of this
And both see it as involving the crisis of
Does the Church and its apostles of today
see it with equal clarity of vision and speak
of it as involving the destiny of the Christian
religion with such positive voices as come
from these important sources?
It is commonplace to regard the war as
primarily involving social, political and eco
Whether men shall be free or slaves,
whether they shall be regarded as human
beings or as beasts, whether they shall have
the right to live and work and worship and
believe as they elect or as they shall be com
pelled by cruel overlords, will be determined
by the side to which eventual victory shall
But more important still, the most long
reaching decisions for the world of man
which are being made in this war are neither
social nor political nor economic.
They are moral and they are spiritual
Well, Maybe ...
Maybe it is true that the fellow who
laughs last laughs best, but then the one
who laughs first sees the point quicker.
ANOTHER 1913 WAR SONG "OXNS UP
HERE and THERE
The following was taken from
the "Gab", the Greenville Air Base
weekly newspaper . . . Wnile it
was written for those in service it
also offers a lesson to the civilian
. . . who like the boy in service
has no time to waste these days . . -
What Might Happen
Most of us are so Confident of victory
that we rarely consider what might happen
if the Axis should win the war. Maybe we
are too confident. Perhaps if we thought
more on the possibility of not winning we
might be spurred to greater efforts in be
half of victory.
The following editorial which appeared in
the Reidsville Review gives one something
to think over:
"If the Axis wins . . . you'll still be in a
uniform whether you're a man or a woman
or a child. And your immediate superior
won't be a hard-boiled American sergeant.
He'll be a Nazi gauleiter, a storm trooper,
or a swaggering Japanese militarist.
'If America wins . . . you can be certain
that your loved ones now in uniform will
be back with you, working at their old jobs
and enjoying life as only Americans can
And to get that form of life you have to
support your government now, by investing
10 per cent of your money in War Bonds
"A good New Year resolution for all
Americans is contained in the foregoing
paragraph. During the coming year we
will have to double our efforts."
The alphabet has played an important
party in the administrations of President
Roosevelt, but never have the ABC's been
studied so hard as during the past year, as
we have tried to get all the gasoline we felt
entitled to be rationed to us.
Students Take Over
We like the custom in the churches today
of turning over the Sunday evening service
following Christmas Day to the college stu
dents home for their vacations.
', It not only serves as a plan of recognition
to the student, but it also indicates to them
that the church is looking to their leader
ship in the future.
The students with their training in their
religious activities in the colleges have, an
opportunity to grow spiritually as well as
intellectually, and this program by them in
their home church should give them con
fidence in their ability to carry on.
... JUST BII.I, JONES
"Bill Jones is dead."
Bill Jones has just graduated
from agricultural college. He was
ambitious to put into action all he
had learned about conservation of
soil, better breeding of cattle, ro
tating crops, because his dad's
farm was in pretty bad shape.
When the war came Bill enlisted
in the Army.
Bill went to the Philippines and
the little town where he was bil
leted was overrun by a horde of
Japs. Bill fought as long as he
could and then under orders, sur
rendered. They tied his hands be
hind him and a Jap soldier start
ed to rape a white woman. He
had torn her blouse off when Bill
kicked hira in the belly, and three
Japs waiting their turn rammed
their bayonets into Bill's guts.
This happened about the time
you were inventing ways to get out
of drilling because all that sort of
stuff was darn nonsense and you
knew it all after two weeks, anyway-
Bill Jones is dead.
Bill was a football player who
had prospects as professional
coach at a good small college. Then
came Pearl Harbor. Bill used
some football language and head
ed for town to sign up with the
parachute troops. He did all right.
Bill got action in an air raid
enemy country. He hit the
ground with a dozen of his palsl
and faced to where their machine
guns and grenades had landed near
them. Fully equipped, thev made
for a nearby farmhouse from
which bullets were spraying like
water out of a garden hose.
Six of those machine gun bullets
fairly cut Bill's legs off, but he
lay on 'his belly in the mud and
got two Heinies. "Of alt the damn
That was the morning you had
such a bad hangover that all the
other men in your section were bo
busy covering up for yon that J;hey
had to neglect their own work.
Bill Jones is dead.
Bill Jones was a boy who had
an inclination for the ministry,
but when the call came, Bill laid
aside his Bible and Joined the Ma
rine Corps. Bill wasn't much fun
around the blanket where thev
were shooting craps and he wasn't
so hot at the beer drinking contests
in the jukes, but he earned his
sergeant's stripes before they sent
his gang ashore in one of those
new boats which land through the
The fist full of fightine souls
charged a machine gun nest, and
Bill had just taken careful aim
and let go with a hand grenade
when another machine gun caught
him. Four bullets hit his head,
but a Marine has four speeds for
ward and no reverse, and Bill fell
toward the enemy.
Bill Jones is dead.
Bill's dad had a lot of money.
and when Bill wanted his own
plane, dad bought it for him. Bill
was a wild devil, driving a car out
of all reason : and flying a plane
the same way, and getting drunk
too often. But he was the first
man in his town to respond to the
Air Corps' call, for fliers.
Bill got into a dog fight over
the English Channel. There were
six German planes, but with a
"Talleyho" Bill dived into the
bunch of them. He got two before
a third one sent a burst of bullets
into his back that almost cut him
in half, but he held on to the stick
until he rammed the fourth plane
and went down with, it locked in
the flaming embrace of death.
That was the afternoon you
wrote that letter to Helen, leaving
those reports unfinished on your
desk, even though it slowed up
that shipment of generators an
other 24 hours.
You know who Bill is: He's
.i . . i ti
your Drotner. Ana my Drawer,
and the kid who batted flies to
you on warm summer evenings
back home. He's your sister's boy
friend. He's the man in the bunk
above you, and the guy who ship
ped outlast week.
Hell, you know who Bill is,
Fellas. He's us.
Can you waste time on your job,
no matter how small it seems, when
you know that Bill is out there
right this minute, dying for you?"
TEN YEARS AGO
Commissioners are urged to re
tain county farm agent.
England-Walton staged their an
nual Christmas party last Friday
night with over 1,200 Hazelwood-
Assistant Director of Park Cam-
merer, says general developments
of Park will start in about a year,
Twenty-four students at Clyde
make all "A's" in third month of
Suncrest Railroad being removed
from the National Park area..
Heavy rains in county, but little
damage is done.
James Harden Howell, Jr., en
tertains the younger set with party
Walls Novelty Company, wood
working plant, moves into larger
quarters because of increased busi
By W. CURTIS RUSS
Pits of this, that and the other
picked up here, there and yonder.
Do you plan to make any Nete
Mrs. Ruth Beaty"Ho, I do not
plan to make any New Year reso
lutions, because! believe that each
day we have to adjust ourselves to
new conditions, as they present
William L. Balentine "I rarely
make New Year resolutions, be
cause I do not believe in them, but
on the other hand I do not approve
of staying in a rut,"
...Miss Ada Calhoun "No, I am.
not planning to make any resolu
tions, because I know that I would
not keep them, arid I had rather
not make them than break them."
Mrs. W. T. Crawford ''I rarely
ever do. So often on the spur of
the moment and the spirit of the
occasion, you make rash resolutions
and fail to keep them. I think it is
better to live from day to day."
One day during the
dreary first of the week
With lots Of .'
the guess that if a T he
fell had been snow insS?
depth would have been t"
Aeon R. 4.1..4. - e" fUr feel
sure glad the weather
a heart, even if jt was WB hsd
Since the war there has
noticeable drnn in ;. . eei"
house-to-house salesmen. AsTr
such a salesperson i,
nuisance, because so many 0f7h J
had a racket; or perhaps it mi 1
be that we're afraid they 4mSJ
us in for a sucker. Usually 3
... uu ming'
not worth a whoop,
"""""'5 "e nouse - to - KaiiJ
' i . .. ""'sazine sa esmen
or sales adies, who often are 5
ing their wav thrm,K .L .
, luua Ior S()me . .
GDI ft Wnl
son, whom we know, and have
Dr. R. Stuart Robernn"No, I
don't plan to make any. I don't
think there is much merit in a
resolution that you wait until New
Year's to make."
Mrs. Kate Morris "I plan
make only pne, and that will
to be kinder to people."
Mrs. S. P. Gay "No, but I have
made them in the past. I have
found that they often do not last,
and there is no special time to
make resolutions, for one can
make them every day."
Mrs. Gilbert Reeves "I rarely
make them, for I am so busy liv
ing each day and taking care of
other people that I do not have
time to think of resolutions."
John V. Blalock " Yes, I do, be
cause I feel that as long as we are
satisfied with the present, we will
not make, progress in the future.
1 think we should have an unrest
that inspires us to make the next
year better than the last one, for
the longer we live the better we
should know how, I resolve to be
a better neighbor, a better friend
and do more for my fellow man
this year than last year."
Dill Hannah (student at Belmont
Abbey) "So, I do not plan to
make any New Year resolutions.
I will let the future take care of
(As Recorded to Monday Noon
Of This Week)
R. H. West, et ux, to C. E.
Brown, et ux.
J. M. Henline, et ux to Claude
. Not lone
O " JWUIlt I Hi OUr iha J
supposedly selling magaZieS J
pflf thot'o i.,tni i ' tI
himself as doing here, and whej
want nnvfhitioi u i . .: I
it V.rLB "uumn't stars
to listen. When they told him they
.:. "c aKreea w take
anythingtheir husbands' shirts
sox, underwear, etc.. or anvtvJ
in women's wearables, cosmetics-J
c.c. giucenes irom the pantry!
Another high-pressurp r,i-J
salesman had a system of finding
out the name of the people in thel
next house to be canvassed, ani
when the lady of the house cam2
io ine aoor ne d greet her as a long-l
lost friend. Then he'd tell her thai
Mrs. So-and-So next door had Sub J
scribed and had highly recommendj
ea ner as a good prospect.
Ana when his customer stubJ
bornly refused to come across with?
a down payment on a subscription
he'd act as if he was hurt. disaoJ
pointed and almost insulted and!
insinuate that the lady was noB
what her neighbors thought her to
be. One lady threatened to call
the cops to him if he didn't gea
out oi her house immediately.
ETHICS It Wasn't in Waynes
A clothing merchant's son ask
ed his father to define ethics.
"See here, my son, I shall ex
plain it to you this way. Sup
pose a lady should come into
store, buys a lot of goods and pays
me ten dollars too much when she
goes out. I discover it after she
has left. Here, my son is wherel
ethics 'comes in Should I or should!
I not tell my partner,"
Craft tree Township
Joe Y. Davis to Dewey R.
Dewey R. Davis to Joe Y. Da
FIVE YEARS AGO
Women serve on jury in Hay
wood county for the first time.
Mrs. Ben Colkitt wins prize giv
en for most attractive outside
300 children in community firet
bags from community Christmas
Salvation Army provides gifts'
for 700 children in county. j
Armory dedication and Presi- "i
dent Birthday Ball will be j"in 1 -'' ' "' . . ' V
affair. Urn North Carolina.
Motorists without 1938 licenses I County Home Demonstration
are liable to arrest. (clubs will study kitchens in 1938.
Waynesville high school gym Babson predicts big business
ranks as one of the best in. West--1 gain over last year for 1938.
Iron Duff Township
Bryan Chambers to Jack Cham
tvy Hill Township
Mattie E. Ketner to Chas.
THE OLD HOME TOWN --- By STANLEY:
S4 SO 3 WjTS MY BISCUITS t fS
lTr lffV LAP! I HAVBONIX ON T
THAT NCW E;jnV t-"
LEARNING BY INSTALMENT!
Bobby was obstinate one day!
and refused to say his lesson to
"But you know it quite well
Bobby," protested the teacher.
"Yes, I do so," admitted thej
"Then why don't you say ft to
"Because, if I say it now youTE
only make me learn something;
else for tomorrow."
SCIENCE A cameraman,
working for the educational del
partment of a film company, nwt
an old farmer coming out of
house. "I have just been taking!
some moving pictures of life on!
your farm." "Did vou catch any!
of mv laborers in motion?" ask-l
ed the bid man. curiously. "Sura
I did." The farmer shook his he4
reflectivelythen said: "Science i
a wonderful thing."
HYSTERICAL A nasseneer inS
an airnlane was far UD in
sky when the pilot began to laoghl
Passenger "What's the joke!!
Pilot f'I'm thinkine of whaB
they will say at the asylum when!
they find out I ve escaped.
RESOLUTIONS Just forpi
them, you will sooner or later any
For the Allied
Ketner, et ux.
Roy Manldin, et ux to
ri,..' w CaAAis. et ux to Torfl
Carver, et ux.
Jonathan Creek Tow nship
Davis Brown to Boone Brown.
II. H. DeArmor to H. 00
TVelch, S. C. Welch. H
to Frank Guy.
. -uiA-ens before
Wliy COUni me -""-.
they are hatched when yoo
count them beiore "
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