(One Day Nearer Victory) THURSDAY, JANUARY 21, i94j
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THURSDAY, JANUARY 21, 1943
(One Day Nearer Victory)
It's Too Bad If You
Don't Want To Work
In a recent official forecast it was esti
mated that 6,000,000 workers must be add
ed to the nation's labor force" during the
current year. This statement was made by
Otto S. Beyer, of the War Manpower Com
mission. At the same time the Office of the War
Information present the manpower require
ments as of the end of 1943 or early in 1944
as follows: Armed forces 9,700,000; war in
dustry, 20,000,000; civilian industry, 19,
600,000; year-round farm work, 7,900,000;
miscellaneous occupations, 6,000,000.
This would indicate that there will be
around 4,000,000 added to the armed forces.
This we know will make many gaps in in
dustry and on the farms. With 6,000,000
new industrial employes needed, it brings
the total up to 10,000,000 workers for the
There will be no place left in the picture
for the lazy person. It's just too bad if you
want to adorn the roster of the select roll
of the "lilies who toil not, neither do they
npin," Uncle Sam is going to root you out
and give you a job whether you want it or
Let9 s Make A Garden
Last year the question of food was brought
before our Haywood county folks. Victory
gardens were the order of the day. More
people made gardens than ever before and
those who had always made gardens either
increased their plantings or intensified their
efforts on the same amount of land.
Last year's effort might well be viewed
in the light of the present as more or less
as a warning signal. This year we are up
against the reality. Predictions of last year
have come true.
As it was brought out in the meeting of
the AAA committeemen on Friday by Glenn
Boyd, county AAA chairman, Howard Clapp
and others, if we want to eat this year we
bad better make our preparations for a gar
It is hard for most of us who have never
known anything but a store filled with choice
cans to select from to realize, what it is go
ing to take to feed our increasing armed
forces, as well as those of other nations.
We will have to resort to the thrifty cus
toms of our forefathers.
We all agree that we are going to live
in another world which will be made from
the pattern of the events that are daily tak
ing place. This business of providing part
of our food is going to be one of the current
demands of those who are fortunate to live
in close contact with the soil as we are in
Instead of feeling that we have a burden
thrust upon us by this request that we
"grow everything, can everything and save
everything" we should thank our lucky stars
that we live in rural areas where we have
the opportunity to make such provisions,
and that our lot is not cast in some crowded
Now is the month of make your plans.
That seed catalogue must be studied with
extra care this month. Remember that how
you master what it has to offer you in the
working out of your wartime garden is an
other shot at Hitler and the Japs. Take
gtock of your jars and anticipate the f imita
tion of your summer efforts.
This challenge is not only for the man
and woman who live on the farms but it
also applies to every home owner, for in a
county as rural as ours it is possible for
every family to have a garden. Lets get
going, have you had your garden plowed?
If Haywood County is to reach its increas
ed production goal of 14 per cent over 1942
it will take every man, woman and child to
do the job.
And what an easy assignment in com
parison with those boys knee deep in mud
AND WE TALK ABOUT SACRIFICES!
We have often wondered why a jury was
composed of 12, because on the face of it,
it would appear that a verdict could be ob
tained much quicker, and yet be just as fair
by a smaller group.
The question was recently asked by a
subscriber of the Raleigh News and Ob
server and the answer was given in an
editorial which contained in part:
"In some states provision has been made
to accept verdicts rendered by a small jury
A jury of 12 seems to have existed since
juries were empaneled, for Shakespeare re
fers to the existence of jurymen 'before
Noah was a sailor.'
"It is probable that the number 12 was
taken from the fact that the Saviour had
12 apostles, in the hope that it would make
their verdicts sacred. But they forgot
Judas, or the number might have been 11.
A 'Guide to English Juries' printed in 1682
gives some information to the choice of 12 :
"In analogy of the late jury is reduced
to the number 12, like the prophets were
12 to foretell the truth; the apostles were
12 to preach the truth; the discoveries 12,
sent into Canaan to seek and report the
truth, and the stones 12 that the heavenly
Jerusalem built on."
Tomorrow In the Air
As time goes on we find ourselves con
stantly regretting the fact that we were
unable to secure an airport when WPA
funds were being handed out for such con
structions. In fact each time we hear the
roar of a plane passing this way we are
sorry that we have no landing place.
This war will revolutionize the airplane.
For "out of the bomber of the last war
came the long-distance commercial plane;
out of this war's bomber the giant plane of
the future is emerging."
It is predicted that we will learn geography
all over for fliers have found new and short
cuts to places. It is said that many trans
portation companies are already making
their plans for increased travel after peace
When the boys come marching home,
they are going to tell tall tales of the places
they have been. The developments in plane
travel will make it possible for many who
never dreamed of traveling far places, seek
vacations in distant places.
It is also predicted that new towns will
spring up in locations favorable for plane
landings. Here's hoping we find one yet
suitable in Haywood, for as the engineer
who surveyed for the site of the WPA
project said, "After this war, the town with
out an airport will be like the town with
out a railroad in the old days."
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HERE and THERE
HILDA WAY GWYN
There is something about the ser
vice that an army nurse gives that
puts her along side the heroes who
win the war ... in our estimation
. we have been wanting to talk
to a member of the U. S. Nursing
Corps . . . (Maybe we have a bit
of sentiment on the subject . . . for
we recall back during the First
World War how much we wanted
to get in the service ... we volun
teered in the army student nurs
ing corps (after long arguments
with parental authority) ... we
had our orders to report for duty
when the Armistice was signed . . .
and we have always had some re
grets on the matter).
"Yes, we take the oath of ser
vice like the men for the duration
plus six months, after peace . . .
our duties will increase as the list
of casualties grows ... I would ad
vise any young girl who wants to
be a nurse to start training at
once for she will be needed, I fear,
before the war is over.
"We wear our regulation white
nurses' uniforms on duty, but when
not nursing we wear our army
uniforms . . . we have a nice of
ficers club, but Uncle Sam says no
dates with enlisted men," she explained.
nrSvsto L81 dv or the first tire ""Pectios of "A" earn J
1 irt?S--irfarch 31; All "B" and "C" cards, and bulk Gout? 3
February 28th. pon 1
All persons who got fuel oil 1
tween October first and Decern
15, and have not given their deal
er the tickets for the oil,
a chance of having their fue
ratjonmg book recalled unless th
give the dealer the stamps I
once the fuel oil board warn
Dealers have a list of all per80Dj
owing them tickets, and th
lists, have in some instances, beer
iuiiicu over 10 me board for fa,
Complete details of the warninj
to both consumer and dealer 1
be found on page one of this ned
What do you consider the best
movie you saw in 1942
Afr. R. R. Campbell "I think
that 'Sergeant York' was the best
picture I saw in 1942."
Mrs. Richard X. Barber. Jr. "I
think I saw 'Rebecca' in 1942, and
I think it is one of the best pic
tures I ever saw."
W. A. Bradley "I guess that
'Sergeant York was the best pic
ture I saw during the year."
E. C. Wagenfeld"! believe that
Sergeant York' was the best pic
ture I saw in 1942."
Our wish came true during the
week ... we met Lt. Katherine
Shuford . . . and we had a letter
from Lt. Mary Francis ... we
will share our conversation with
the former . . . and give your ex
cerpts from the letter of the latter.
"I admit there is lots of glamour
tn the WAACS and the WAVES
. . . but after all most of them
will remain in this country . . .
while many of the nurses in the
U. S. Army Nursing Corps will go
with them to the battle fronts . . ."
aid Lt. Shuford.
"There is little glamour to the
N'ursing Corps and the strenuous
duties of an army nurse," con
tinued Lt. Shuford (but have to
admit that her trim becoming blue
uniform denied the looks of it)
. . . "But there is great satisfac
tion to know the part we are play
'ng and are going to play in re
lieving the suffering of the wound
ed and dying soldiers ... As a
nurse in civilian life, I never work
ed as hard at any time as I have
luring the six months I have been
in the service . . . But the boys are
so grateful, and that makes it a
'ot easier . . . They show us the
finest respect and appreciation . . .
for after all to many a homesick
and ill boy, we take the place of
his mother and sister back home,"
To Keep Our Perspective
We were much impressed by a recent edi
torial in The Christian Science Monitor,
which is reprinted in part:
"Nineteen hundred forty-three may be
the year in which a United Nations victory
over the Axis will be achieved. Or it may
be that the Nazis will be beaten this year,
while Japan remains a dangerous foe. These
things are not predictable through human
calculations. But it takes no super-human
foresight to see that the length of the war
will be affected by the attitudes of the
United Nations toward one another.
"Awareness of the great fundamental ties
among them will produce vigorous co-operation
for victory, while to lose sight of these
fundamental bounds in a maze of petty
bickerings will lead to repetition of the
mistakes that have usually interferred with
the war programs of coalitions.
"At no point in the United Nations or
ganization can emphasis on minor disagree
ments be more dangerous to the war effort
or to the peace to come than in the relation
ship of the United States and Great Britain.
Hitlers propagandists know this. Sometimes
they seem to know better than Britons and
"May we of the United Nations, then may
Britons, and Americans, add this New Year's
resolution to a brief but potent list: We
resolve to think more often of those things
that unite us than of those things that di
vide. We shall remember throughout 1943
that it's the big things that brought us
Lt. Shuford is stationed at Camp
finrrlnn. where thev have around
35,000 men and a 1,500 bed-hospital
. . . she is a graduate of Mission
Hospital ... a former Haywood
fnnntv HosDital nurse . . . and
at the' time she volunteered was
a nurse in the district health de
partment of which Haywood is a
nart, located in Macon county . . .
She has been in the service since
"I had been in the Red Cross
Vint. Rpserve and I felt last sum
mer that my services were need
ed by my country and so I an
eroorost thp rail . . . most of the
nurses are ready and willing to
serve anywhere, at home or over
seas ... We feel that our work
is vital anywhere," she commented.
T know it's an old story, but
please tell everybody to write to
the boys . . . It's hard for you
'oiks back home to understand
what a letter means to a boy in
camp . . . and more so to one sick
;n the hospital . . . Never in my
lifo riavn T felt so sorrv for a
Knv Arift he was from North Car
olina, who was in the hospital at
Camp Gordon at Christmas . .
he was so depressed ... it nearly
Voke my heart . . . each day he
'ooked for mail . . . but neither a
letter nor a package ... I couldn't
tanL it ... so wtien I coma gei
relieved from work I went into
ugusta and bought him a gift and
ad it mailed to him ... it is
hard to describe his joy over that
-mull irifl and. of course, he
nought it was from someone back
home . . . seeing a boy get a let
ter be has Deen looKing ior
is like seeing a hungry person get
something to eat that they have
been craving," she said.
And now a part of a letter from
Lt. Francis, "somewhere in North
ern Africa" . . . She is the daugh
ter of the late J. A. Francis and
sister of Herman Francis, also in
the service ... a graduate of
the Biltmore Hospital . . . did post
graduate work in a Boston hos
pital ... at time she volunteered
was a supervisor at Biltmore Hospital.
"Received a copy of The Moun
taineer of December 3 and was I
thrilled . . . several other copies
have been mailed, but haven't
reached me yet . . . Mail is a little
slow over here sometimes."
"We have been here fur several
weeks and if you kept up with the
news during November you can
Have an idea of what our life has
been . . . We were in the midst of
everything . . . we live in tents
. . without heat or water . . .
md with very dim lights . . . our
food is army rations, but we like
t . . . and we are very thankful
to have a place to sleep and food
to eat . . . We wear the same
clothes as the soldiers for work
and the regulation uniforms for
dress . . . we have no cars for
transportation, but ride in army
trucks ... in spite of it all we
have fun together and keep our
chins up for we know there is go
ing to be a better day.
Bill Prevost "I guess it was
Mrs. Johnny Cuddeback
would say 'Holiday Inn'."
Mrs. F. M. Marley "I would say
'One Foot In Heaven' was the best
picture I saw in 1942."
L. B. Simmonds "I guess it was
Mrs. J. H. Way. Jr. "I think
'Mrs. Miniver' was the best pic
ture I saw in 1942."
"We know vou folks at home
are 100 per cent behind us and
we don't mind going through any
thing if it will help bring peace
The jailer at Des Moines, Iowa,
finds it hard to keep up with the
The city jailer released a prison
er, and a while later another pris
"Ira supposed to get sprung,
my name is Jones."
The jailer said:
"Why, you got out an hour
ago. What are you doing back in
A quick check by the jailer re
vealed the worst he had done
what he was supposed to, released
a prisoner named Jones.
But it was the wrong Jones.
Mrs. Clyde H. Ray. Jr. "I be
lieve that 'How Green Is My Val
ley' was the best movie I saw dur
ing the past year."
The local rationing board th!f
week warned tire inspectors that
"more rigid examination" of tirJ
must De made, and more detaJJ
put on all applications for new ol
Many tire applications could no
be acted upon this past week dm
to lack of information. Appli
cants should see that every qu
tion is answered in detail, ui
leave running io me lmagmatioi
of the board. Where employed
type oi wont, and number of perl
sons using the car for transportil
tion is essential.
This past week the board was il
lowed 12 passenerer recaDDeH tinJ
Kecap applications totaled w
which meant that 68 requests h3
to be held over.
The rationing board works
allotments granted by Washing
ton. Applications for new or
caps are-granted in order
priority and in accordance with
number of alloted tires.
Last week the allotment of
tires was 23, while applicatioif
totaled 45 exactly ho", of
persons qualified to pet new tirf
TEX YEARS AGO
Three schools in county are
closed on account of "flu" epi
demics. Petitions urging the continua
tion of farm agent sent to county
A $(5,000 verdict is returned in
favor of Mrs. Lillie C. Harbeck
who suffered a fall in Woolworth's
Five and Ten store in Asheville.
Community house project cam
paign will start tomorrow, spon
sored by American Legion.
J. E. Massie buys two Canton
J. R. Boyd is re-elected secre
tary of the Haywood Building and
Loan Association at annual meet
ing. C. and C. filling station is robbed
for the second time.
Ratcliff Cove community forges
ahead with new improvement in
purchase of community center.
Postal business showed marked
increase in January.
Inquiries to the Chamber of
Commerce here would indicate an
THE OLD HOME TOWN .-- By STANLEY
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back eo POLKS
Gasoline coupon books, and n
tioning books are valuable, an
aii citizens nave been warned I
refrain from damaging or losiq
them Tf fnL-oa f.i.r. .vwtl,,. tn
place a lost book, after it has bd
One applicant wanted suppli
mentary gasoline to eet to work
she did not give the slightest il
dication of where she worked,
any details. Even if she is eligi
she has lost at least a week
getting the gasoline.
The public must do their pad
during this emersrencv one m
allowed his sugar certificates il
stamps to lapse. So far, wu
ington has not made a ruling fl
the ncnl fv rrlm fi nt in sin
cases. This person is sericoa
handicapped and will be
The local office still has on m
a few blanks to be mailed to 4
owners on which the serial "'l
ber of their tires have been lif
These blanks will be mailed wj
and in time for the first inspectij
deadline (see time at top of til
One person thought he had H
ed his trunannintion DrobleB I
usinp a trnck to pet to a civJ4
job. Washington turned thaw
down on anrh a practice. 8!
man has had to make other
Thi hnnrrl rannot is?ue
mental gasoline for a pe"0"
mi "inh hnnt-inir" pvpn in 8 &e'(
area. The board, however, is j
son who can show proof that
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seeking contracts for 1938 crop
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r.j K;irlinfrs in ria1
county listed as worth over
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