(One Day Nearer Victory) THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER i6
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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 1943
(One Day Nearer Victory
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Tribute To Local Pastor
Last week's issue of The Bibical Recorder,
journal of the Baptist State Convention,
carried the following-editorial, which will be
of interest in Haywood:
"In our issue of August 25 we had a
news story to the effect that Pastor H. G.
Hammett, of the First Church, Waynesville,
had been granted a leave of absence to do
graduate work at the Baptist Bible Institute,
New Orleans, La., his work there to begin
September 1. But now Brother Hammett
writes that because of the great difficult in
getting a supply for the church and be
cause of unsettled conditions due to the war,
he has decided not to take the leave of ab
sence at the present time. While we com
mend Brother Hammett in his desire for a
better education, we rejoice to know that
he and his family are to remain at Waynes
ville. He is doing an unusually good job
there, and we have been informed that the
church is showing ne life and progress."
While the Chamber of Commerce has
never given the community the title, Mr.
Pearce is of the opinion that it is the "donut
eatingest" town in America.
Then he hurries to explain, "Maybe it is
because of the way we make our donuts."
(Notice he spells it the short way).
All donuts should be short, he smiled, as
if everyone should know the secret of a
He started making donuts in the usual
way, taking hours and hours to turn out 20
to 30 dozen for the average day.
Then the word got around, and more and
more people acquired the taste for his do
nuts. He could'not supply the demand, so
he had to seek a faster manufacturing
He scoured the market, and bought a
fryer that will make donuts at the rate of
125 dozen per hour. By starting early and
working late, the sales force can always
smile when the customer asks: "Got any
more of them good donuts?"
A Word For the Women
In World War II, women seem to be find
ing that they are equal to any emergency.
They are finding themselves on jobs that a
few years back no man would have dreamed
that a mere woman could fill. Today a re
cent survey showed that there are now five
women to one man being employed on new
We hear on all sides that they are doing
a "grand job" and are showing "skill and
efficiency." In the war program she is
proving herself a necessary part of the pro
duction effort as well as in military circles.
We are told, however, that in the peace
plans she is being forgotten and that in the
peace conferences and postwar agencies, "she
is being ignored. These things appear to
be "closed corporations."
Maybe when the time comes for definite
action someone will remember the part the
women took and they will call her into the
conference table to profit by her varied ex
periences during the world's greatest conflict.
If we go at this job as though we expect
the war to last five years, we may be able
to wind it up in one year-; if we tackle it
with the thought that it will be over in one
year it is certain to last five.
This week the Waynesville Bakery moves
into new and larger quarters, which it was
forced to seek in order to supply the demand
for their supplies.
Mr. and Mrs. Robt. B. Pearce came here
in June, 1942. They opened their business
in a small way, gave value received, stuck
to their business, worked hard, and the
move this week is the second since they
opened in June, 1942. '
The Pearce family have become an asset
to the community, and their business-like
methods, and progressive spirit have added
much to the town.
The Mountaineer commends them for their
far-sight in the business field, and know we
share the attitude of the community when
we say, "may this be just the beginning for
even larger things in your field.".
"Old Enough To Vote"
We see that Representative Fred A. Blake,
of Gardner, Mass., has filed a proposal to
reduce the voting age from 21 to 18 years
in the state of Massachusetts through a
We agree with Representative Blake that
"if they are old enough to serve our country
and fight, they are old enough to vote."
In many cases the 18-year-old, fresh from
school and lessons on governmental affairs,
has something to give in ideas that some of
the older ones whose ideas have undergone
any change in the last forty years do not
The vote of the younger generation would
no doubt bring some new viewpoints, and
certainly if by putting them in uniform we
make men of them overnight, so to speak,
we might as well trust them with the ballot.
Time vs. Distance
The progress that is being made in travel
in the air is hard for us laymen to under
stand. But when the Civil Aeronautics
Board estimates post war flights (by the
shortest routes) between Washington, D. C,
and other cities of the world in the follow
ing schedules, we are overcome with our
lack of conception of- time and space.
They tell us that we could be in Mexico
City in less than 7 hours; in Panama City
in less than 8 hours; in Seattle in 8 or 9
hours; in Paris or London in 10 to 11 hours;
in 16 hours in Moscow, Rio De Janeiro or
Instanbul; in 18 hours in Cairo or Buenos
Aires; in 22 hours in Tokyo (but who will
want to go?) ; 24 hours in Shanghai or New
Delhi; in 26 hours in Chungking or Cape
of Good Hope.
this county, retired, but recently
called back to Dupont Companies
for the duration . . . bncloseu was
a news release irom nt-mingiim
Arms Co., Inc. . . the paragraph
with which he was concerned lol-
"Probably the most 'exclusive
dog in the worm is tne riou nouno.
The breed developed by the Plott
family for one purpose only use
... ... . :i J
in Americas rarest sport, wnu
boar hunting in the Great Smok
ies. . . "
Mr. Gwyn stated that he thought
the Plott animals were "bear
dawcs" . . so to answer his ques
tions correctly and up to date . . .
we took ourselves over to tne court
house to interview G. C. Plott,
Haywood county game protector
. who still carries on the breed
ing of this lamous strain started
back in 1750 by one of his ancestors
. and the doir today is recogniz
ed as the finest bear hunting dog
in America. . . Mr. Plott pointed to
a batch of letters on his desk as we
talked . . . from hunters wanting
to buy Plott dogs . . . they came
from wounld-be-purchasers from
Ohio, West Virginia, New Jersey,
Michigan, Oregon and California
. and he set us straight on the
matter of boar hunting talents of
the famous dogs. . . .
"Say It With Bonds"
The official campaign of the Third War
Loan drive opened last Thursday. The sur
render of Italy should not retard our ef
forts, but revive them. It took American
dollars to get that far and it will take more
to finish the job.
What have you done about it? Have you
counted and cut the corners to do your part
in this battle cry for freedom sounded by
our government, for that is what it amounts
to when the use to which it is put it brought
into the picture.
Haywood County folks are asked to buy
$892,000 worth of war bonds. That is a lot
of money. It is a staggering sum. It is so
large that it will take, the savings from
every available source. A few corporations
and people with money cannot shoulder the
load alone. Every man, woman and child
who can buy a bond will have to stretch
a point and do so at this critical hour.
It is not a question either of giving, as it
is only a matter of a loan with our govern
ment, which we know offers the best security
in the world.
Carrying a gun is not the only way to
fight in this war. It is just as much the
patriotic duty of the person who has money
and can do so, to invest it in government
war bonds, as it is the men who left here
in this month's quota for service in the
We are told that millions of men in the
armed forces are buying bonds And that
there are over 2,500,000 soldiers and sailors
who are putting 20 per cent of their meager
pay into war bonds.
Can we whoare safe at home far from
the battle fronts and combat areas do less
Can we fail the men who are daily and
hourly facing death that we may continue
' to enjoy the privileges of a Free America?
Can we fail to answer this call for our
own selfish defense? The government needs
every dollar we can spare. 1
One could not write about the
I'lott dogs without delving into
their nast . . . Back in 1750 one
Johannes Plott left Germany and
came to America, bringing his dogs
with him ... he landed in Phila
delphia . . . but did not tarry long
it was evidently not what the
hunter wanted ... so he came down
the Atlantic coast to New Bern
. . here he remained a few years
nd moved on farther West . . .
HERE and THERE
HILDA WAY GWYN
Weatprn North Oaro-
We nuu a lettei tne mci j .
from James A. Gwyn, formerly ofllin and in certain sections of East
Tennessee ... the Plott dogs are
excellent boar hunters, but their
major claim to glory lies in their
bear hunting records ... so Mr.
Gwyn, you might inform the Rem
ington Arms Co., Inc., that while
the Plott dogs have hunted boar
successfully in the Great Smokies,
they are first of all famous bear
hunters. . .
Today the tradition is carried on
by four of the descendants of Old
Johannes who came over from
Germany . . . John Plott . . . and
his son Captain George Plott, U.
S. Army . . . and the former's
brother, Vaughn . . . have packs
. . . as well as their cousins Jim and
G. C. Plott . . . who keep a pack
together . . . For generations the
Plotts have been master huntsmen
. . . and they know every nook and
cove of Western Carolina. . . The
sport of bear hunting is in their
veins . . . and they carry on the
legent of the Plott hounds. . .
G. C. Plott could compile a vol
uminous scrapbook of clippings, if
he chose, from newspapers and
magazines over the country that
have publicized from time to time
the famous Plott dogs . . . and he
values every article . . . for around
these strong winded, relentless
fighters, with their endurance and
fierceness, are woven some of the
most thrilling bear stories ever to
come from this mountain section. . .
Letters To The
THANKS DONORS FOR BLOOD
I American Strategil
Low U. S. Casualties
Make Skeptics Sit Up
Special to Central Press
Skeptics who once worried about i
American military ana navai strategists to outwit tlin
Axis leaders have had to change their opinions dur i:
The reason remarkably low U. S. casualties in a:ii
tions in both the Pacific and Mediterranean areas
Even some high-ranking military and naval Kdj(
prised by the comparatively small price paid by An.,!
; ar. f r4
Secret of American success has b.
-V. BnA nn4
lung, aupciu oca oinu ail aujjpon an : t J
tne raci mat in eacn case the A: .,-. ,in
surprised the Axis and outguessed tr: .:.
The Japs were not prepared for u... Uv,a
landing on Attu, ana consequently, American troops jffcitj
battle casualties in tne landing operations.
v . - asnni c fr et r, a tiro, nvnli-! i'i . I in f i . n l i
fieavy enemy icoiawi-t mvu m vjutmau .trial in .vJ
1942. but there, too. tne japs were caugnt on guard i vl!, ,
tactics were employed in recent landings on New G.uia i;.
the Solomons where the Americans outflanked the MurVn air
landing at Viru harbor and other points. The same held true :r
with American. British and Canadian forces landing at tx-atV
were only lightly defended prooaDiy because the Axis though!
terrain was too difficult ror lanaing.
The U. S. Navy has sprung some terrific surprise? to upset
called "invincible" Japanese Navy. American carrier planes in
them off Midway in June, 194i, and virtually broke the hack off
-i.ii.iirr riAurnr Tn the hattle of Guadaleanal v,- n ,cf
poneac awiivi"& ij-ij
year the Yanks completely routed trie japs ana sun k such a
ikoi thA enns of heaven subsequently lost the island
Prediction: Look for more surprises and daring thrusts af
Axis in the near ruiure.
Rebellion in congress probably will kill the plan of Robert
wood OWI foreign director. 10 Droaucasi uoin siues ut the c
presidential campaign to soldiers and sailors stationed abroad
Some leading New Deal senators declared that political broad
in the good old American fashion, with each side denounctn;
other would be harmful to soldier morale and would cause da
i,,iiiar, tiotoner-s in other countries.
among tnuwi ---
From President Roosevelt to supporters of the Ball-BurtonS
Hatch resolution calling for formation of a United Natoins org
tion and a post-war police force came assurance that he i
interfere with senate debate and consideration.
a mi..n hoer drinkers will be looking for some other eouat
rreshine beverage te- help quench their thirst probably for the
wpr now renorts that brewers, short of materials, will
about the same amount of beer they did in 1942. But the
Is 50 per cent thirstier for beer than it was last year.
watr-h for Dublic charges in the next month that Secretaj
TntPrinr Ickes' oil policies favor big companies at the expenl
eastern farm co-operatives, with the claim that the co-ops are
denied supplies for their members
Th Chinese had a word for it. They used to say that one pi
was worth 10,000 words.
Elmer Davis' Office of War Information now has
10 000 pictures, but it is at a loss for words.
When an economy minded congress recently
slashed Davis' budget for OWI domestic operations
Qonorinn tn S2.500.000. it pared the agency's
photographic unit from 35 people down to Harry Coleman, chf
the section; three pnoiograpnerB. buu o -j
got $50,000 a year to run on.
r-..t. nwi nnasesses iome 10.000 pictures made at ac
thousands of dollars over the past year, but it has no person
. Hi.trihntA the orlnts. Thus, the photogral
principally of American war factories and other martial sc
are virtually "frozen." 1
OWI once did a rushing business on the pictures, filling r
. i,,0ir(oi nnhllfntions and other uses f
for traae magazinea, i"""' , . ,t
Now .they are gathering dust for lack of funds to operate t
We would like to exDress our
settling in Concord . . . with each ' gratitude and thanks for the
move he took his dops ... in
Concord he reared his family and
red his docs . . . Concord became
too tame for one of his three sons,
operation and grand spirit in aid
ing my family secure donors for
blood transfusions given to me dur
ing my recent illness as a patient
at the Haywood County Hospital.
TVwC7 in nnvtUnlnr T i.rqnf trt
thank are my attending physician, j St- Augustine. I
ir. Kooert rl. uwens, nurses ana
staff of the Hospital; J. L. String
field, chief of police, J. C- Brown,
of the American Legion, George
and Homer Sisk, Major M. H.
Bowles of tl
boys of the
V. L. Wi
Henry, who moved on into the wilds
of what today is Haywood County,
but then Buncombe. . . He first stop
ped at the Ford tf Pigeon, today
Canton . . . farmed a season at the
Garden Creek farms . . . that spring
his crop was killed while he was
out hunting in the Balsams . . .
he next moved to Plott's Creek. . .
Shortly after this last move
Henry crossed the Plott Cur dog
with a hound . . . the color of the
cur was brindle and even today the
dogs still retain that same color. . .
About 100 years ago, according to
the family records, the dogs
weighed from 85 to 90 pounds, but
the breed today is a lighter strain
. . . the reason for the cross, was
because the Cur dog was silent and
would not bark on the trail . . .
so was bred with the hound to give
more toneue . . . there are no full
blooded curs today, all are crossed
with hounds. . . The Plott doe is
medium sized . . . with short ears,
broad chests, in brindle color with
black saddles. . .
As hunters, the Pint rl
fearless . . . g-reat fighters . . .
dependable . . . they were never a
plantation dog . . . they have al
ways been too rough and are
natural killers. . . Today they are
kept tied . . . but they are master
bear hunters. . . They have been
shipped all over the country in the
past few years . . . they are now
used in hunting in the West, North
West, Middle West and in the East
. . . and North for sportsmen far
and wide know of the famous breed
. . . who like their breeders are keen
hunters. . .
Now as to the boar hunting . . .
that comes late in their history . .
according to G. C. Plott.. T1,Q,"
were no boars in this section be-
ior 1900 ... about that date an
English Company established a
hunting preserve on Hooper's Bald
in Graham County and the breed
YOU'RE TELLING ME!
By WILLIAM RITT-
Central Press Writer
THE HOMBURG HAT. we
read, is out for the duration.
Gone the way of the hamburg
sandwich and the. city of the
I i i
We won't believe Hitler is
really out of office until the Ber
lin broadcasts begin to refer to
him as Citizen Schickelgruber.
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Horseflies, we hear, are big
ger this year. Probably got tough
ened up trying to bite Army
i t t
These food rationed days it is
easier than ever to lose friends
and alienate people. All you
need do is display a boarding
i t t
Though Atlantic waters are
pretty chilly, the U-boats seem
to be in plenty of hot water.
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Synthetic seaks are promised
for the future. Just the ticket, no
doubt, to satisfy a false appetite.
! ! !
Apropos of the canning sea
son, it might be remarked here
that the Allies have badly jarred
the Italian populace and that
the country is now Lb a pretty
THE OLD HOME TOWN
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I I THOUGHT ) f THAT tAI?N GAIjOOT) sJ,t
) HEP MAKE ) I WITH HAY FEVEFR '''
rVTlJ PATIENT JOHN WHIFFLE- WHOllB4 AMBlTinu
PATIENT JOHN WHIFFLE" WHO L iffc AMftrTinu
has Been to smoke a csAia-ro the last pufh
WI I l-KJO I THE ASHES, FAILEI AAIN
On von think there U any
in Russia makinc a eparatt
with Germany ?
V. L. Hardin "N I
H. W. Burnet te-"I n
one cannot tell
Russia will l "
rir F. W t.'udL'.-r-'I
tninK sue " 1
ways Japan and eventual
have to fight -l.ipa
has the land f ',Vl
, - , . ..11 .i,.-. Rti??;a f
nara to ien - ,,
but I do not thit;k n
a separate peace.
J. R. Hipps
vv I.. McCracken
no not L.n.m
the Allied Nath.n
Alvin i- - - thj
think so. urien..... - ,
Dr. R- Stuar. B-herJ-d0
not think : ;
of Russia niakii'K " 1
with Germany "
. . . f"e '"V I that W
think so ioi fjf Ger
r I Kirknatrick-"'
do not IfeelthatR;;1
Russia and 'ha.
tiino thev have
and that wnei. - - ri(
will be as. staunch a
Freedom as Great B-
the United States.
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