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    (One Day Nearer Victory) THURSDAY, DECEMBER
2, I
The Mountaineer
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Wuynesville, North Carolina
The County Seat of Haywood County
W. CURTIS RU S3 Editor
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Postal Profits
We have noted from time to time reports
from the local post oilice including the in
creased number of air mail stamps sold dur
ing the past two years. Recent government
reports disclosed the fact that the post oilice
department made $33,000,000 on domestic
air mail in the last fiscal year as compared
with less than a fourth of that amount in
1941-'42, and a loss of more than $13,000,000
ten years ago.
It is said that the air mail letter on which
you pay six cents costs Uncle Sam somewhat
less than three cents to handle, including
payments to airlines, air mail postoMices,
supplementary railroad mail services, etc.
We are glad to learn that the government
is profiting on this service, for maybe this
will be a help in other spots not so produc
tive; Now that the public has learned the
use of the air mail, we feel sure it has come
to stay, even after all the men are home
from the wa: They have taken to the habit
and they will continue to use the service.
So when the flock of planes now on combat
duty are made available for mail, Uncle Sam
may find gold in the skies.
Chopping Wood
We have often been surprised at the rural
note in some of the editorials of the New
York Times, for they are written frequently
by someone as familiar with country life
as we riprht here in our own county. Since
big cities have attracted so many rural resi
dents no doubt the editorials find response
in the minds of many transplanted from the
Take for instance, the following must
have been written by one who had actually
chopped wood:
"Certain tools have always accompanied
man since he made the epochal discovery
that metals could be fused and wrought into
useful implements. The axe is a tool which
has hewen history. Many men today, in
the country and in the city, delight in the
feel of a good axe.
"There's more in chopping wood than the
cutting down of trees. That's a part of
it, and in these days when Uncle Sam is
asking for lumber and pulpwood in greater
quantities farmers will probably make a
record cut this season. The axe is intimate
ly associated with our nation's history. It
was only a short time ago, historically, that
a man was equipped to carve his home from
the frontier wilderness if he had an axe, a
rifle and a hoe.
"When one goes into the woodlot on a
winter's day he feels a kinship with the
calm spirit of Nature. Here among the
trees which have seen the miracle of Spring,
the fruition of harvest and the blizzards of
Winter for a century or more, the ills and
cares which infest man-made society fall in
to proper perspective. The pines, hemlocks
and firs murmur among themselves; the
beeches, maples and oaks are traced against
the Winter sky like dry - point etchings.
Chickadees chant their roundelays; rabbits
hop from brush heap to another; partridges
whir up with startling suddenness."
Post-War Plans For N. C.
North Carolina isn't dreaming of its life
after the rebirth of peace. It is awake to
Its opportunities, its resources, and its peo
ple. North Carolina is confident.
A state predominantly agricultural but
still ranking high industrially, it even now is
functioning under a long-range program that
envisions a better life for its ruralists, indus
trial workers, white collar men and just plain '
everyday folk.
Nor has North Carolina forgotten its men
who have gone into the armed forces or into
war work; nor has it forgotten the rapid
and economic conversions that of necessity
must follow every war.
Today finds the state with an unprecedent
ed general fund surplus, with money ready
to start a big highway and l'arm-to-market
road expansion and improvement program.
It has put aside a tidy sum for a financial
rainy day, plans to boost its savings. Its
cities and counties, under a recent legislative
act, are building surpluses and socking them
North Carolina is ready to expand its ag
ricultural enterprises, to build dehydrating
plants for its truck crops. It is importing
purebred livestock and building up its milk
The days immediately following the end
of the war will not find many North Caro
linians out of work, if present plans are exe
cuted. North Carolina has not imported
much labor for its war shops.
Industrial leaders and labor are working
hand-in-glove. Relations are generally cor
dial. Strikes are few. ,
North Carolina and it is Governor!
Broughton who speaks of all these plans j
has hopes and promises of an increasing i
i i
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We have always been consumed vacant seats, somebody just across
with admiration . . and Dei haDS ! the way did, or our neighbor around
Invasion of
the corner
or maybe there was
snrnnp whn would not. evpr be
have a their Christmas euts d00j ,, t nnv
plywood, vital to the future airplane, already j bought, wrapp d, and tagged by j rate the comments we' heard from
has begun on a small scale. New minimr 'Thanksirivine- and can sit back, various sources made us rather
its soil. The manufacture of plastics and!na
and enjoy
proud of the American spirit
We will also have to admit that it and still see the silver lining. . .
sometimes they have peeved us in I
their perfection of habits . . . for George Bernard Shaw's latest
th y are at least firpt cousins to : opinions regarding the feminist
perfect people who never make i movement were, to say the least,
mistakes . . . you know the type I startling. . . We were surprised to
just let 'em make a slip, and learn that Mr. Shaw (in whom we
..t,co iC u.a.tcicu muim its uuuu-j - because they reveal: d an attitude
danes with regularity, and an internationally the anal celebration, minus all neeessary on the part 0f the civil-
entrineer and his stafF have inaf enmnlot , that hectic last minute rush . . . j jan an(j showed that we can take
survey of the state's mineral resources, parti
cularly in coal, iron and olivine.
North Carolina is growing weary of ship
ping its products to other states and thus
losing possible plants and jobs for those at
There are plans and money for greater
educational expansion of educational facili
ties. Salary differentials for white and negro
public school teachers and principals are
known engineer -and his staff have just com
pleted a survey of the state's mineral re
sources, particularly in coal, iron and olivine.
The state plans to use abandoned army
and navy hospitals for hospitals, to guar
antee proper medical care for children whose
parents are unable to pay for it.
In short, North Carolina, like a smart
businessman, is looking to the future, to the
days of peace, when the road of progress
lies straight ahead for the one who chooses
to travel it. Associated Press.
they have the most plausible alibi
. . . and they are so good that you
can hardly be rude enough to no
tice that they sometime pass the
buck to the other fellow . . . but
this year, if we don't try to emulate
the early shoppers it will be just
have been interested since our own
State University professor Dr.
Archibald Henderson has gone into
the Shaw life and attainments so
thoroughly) . . . that he thought
the women had far out shot their
mark . . . and that now "it is the
too bad . . . for there will be nothing men who are handicapped"
l:ft to shop for . . . With limited
stores of merchandise and money
flowing like milk and honey as de
scribed in Biblical days, it won't
be long until the counters and show
cases are empty . . . and we will
have to substitute gifts to such an
and further that men are abjectly
afraid of women and not without
reason" . . . that the "country is
run by women" . . . and that "every
public body should be governed by
men and women in equal numbers,
no matter how they are ehcted or
Forecast End of island to I Real Test of Our Strote
Island Drive Against Japs To Follow Current Compa;
Special to Central Press
WASHINGTON Military observers In the capital are ro
that the present "island to Island" campaign in the Sou'h
cific will end with the successful conclusion of the current Mi
Once the last Jap strongholds In the Northern
Guinea. New Britain and New Ireland are cleared the reji
American and Allied strategy will come
The United States and United Nations high commands
have to decide In which direction to concentrate their r;,vt
blows against the Rising Sun There are two theories on ttv i
1 Gen Douglas MacArthur's Idea is to drive Into the Phil.
possibly to the southern Island of Minima
thence northward to Manila
2 Once the Navy has enough aircraft
anu snips tur a targe scale movement, it prohatl
win want to striKe imo me neart of Japans ma I
uaieu isianus
If MacArthnr should havp his wav rhp Nav.- .m,i. ,
" ' J ""' "it lo pi
IHiwriiui naval lunco unuui ma iinmiiajLu carry Out MIS nillita
deas as he sees fit
nowever ravy m" :. maue no secret 01 ine lact I hat uuce tit
South and Southwest Pacific campaigns are over, the war a unj
japan win oe largely a iavy snow wiui a Navy man direct m i
mates all tax bills, has adopted the dodge of not taking record vot
on ta.x proposals me unconcealed purpose is u prevent the publf
from finding out how members vote on tax Increases
It all began when Rep Donald H McLean if. ) of New jir
was publicly mentioned as naving voteu to increase me liqu .r ta
from $6 to $10 a gallon McLean squawked at a secret session cf thl
committee, complaining bitterly that the liquor interests of hi.; sla
kept him on the telephone half the preceding night
Chairman Robert L Doughton ID I of North Carolina, also wA
irked, feeling that sot committeeman had oeen discourteous to hii
by taking the libeity of disclosing how McLean voted Doughtc
made all committee members vow to leave future public annminci
ments to him.
Subsequently, the chairman refused to reveal how members vu'
in rejecting a general sales tax. despite an unprecedented letter froi
reporters demanding the tniormauon ine reporters insisted serre
violated the democratic principle of accountability of elected o!S-
rials to their constituents
The committee held a hush-hush confab oil ie matter but steal
firm behind Doughton Thon it developed that ii.: ?roup icis n
taking record votes to make doubly sure that the ' ayes and noef
of Its members are kept secret.
a NEWSMEN IN WASHINGTON got a "break" o.. the recen' d
nouncement of the Moscow pact
OWI Director ElmeT Davis and Censorship Chief Bymii Prift
squelched an attempt to "censor" the United States pies Odd
enough, the "censorship proposal came rrom tneir
American reportortal colleagues tn Moscow
The Moscow reporters, feeling that they ought to
be allowed to write the final climactic chapter to the
conference of foreign ministers, asked for seven
hours' leeway to transmit their stories and also a
stipulation that if the news was picked up tn transition by Germ
radio, no United States paper would use any story unicn ine rvia
might broadcast.
Davis and Price promptly turned thumbs down on the latter idi
at a conference with Acting Secretary of State Edward Stettmiii
Moreover. It was agreed to release the stories simultaneously
Moscow. London and Washington three hours after reporters
those cities were given the text of the agreements
How U
Got An-
Motors In County
extent that they will look like last appointed" ... it made us stop and
year's leftovers, so let's get busy , wonder if the war of sexes will be
on our Christmas list? ... no matter ! a problem after peace comes. . .
how long or short they happen toiWe know it has been waged for
be . . . 'centuries, but up to r."w it has been
conceded that the mer. had the up-
The thoughts of Christmas natur- j per hand. . . But the current picture,
ally brings up the matter of sweets I according to Mr. Shaw seems vastly
... at a recent me: ting of the home I changed. . . We recall that f rom
demonstration women, there was the last World War the women
Do you think the continued bomb-
start peace negotiations!
Albert Abel "No, I would!
think so. vi course, I appro
the bombing, but the Cerman
hard fighters and will not be
to stop."
Hayes Alley "I really thi
will, because the boinliing
more than human endurance
The Statistics and Planning Division of
the State Highway ami Public Works Com
mission has made a survey of motor car reg
istration changes from July, 1941, to April,
lo. A number of interesting changes haw
taken place in the various counties.
Alamance leads the state
with one car for every 4.5
Cumberland and Guilford sharing second po-""
sition with 4.9 inhabitants per automobile. Then make a dressing of th; fol
The state total of automobiles on October lowing: one and one-half cups of
brown sugar, 2 eggs, one-halt cup
i of cocoanut, one-half cup of nut
a platter of the most delicious 1 came ou
cookie? we have tasted since Hitler ter of equal rights to vote, won by (
started the war. . . Thoy wer lab 1- her ability to pinch hit for the m n
I'd "I'utterscnteh cookies" . . . we
t victorious over the mat-1 f "erlin make GermanV I take"
inquired who had made them and
when findh'g nut it was Mrs. Dee
Clark we aski d for the recipe. . .
If yi u are l inking for s mth n;r
extra special for that boy in camp,
or for the folks at home . . . wo
recommend the followinc: One
111 automobiles furth pound of butter, blended
persons, with with 1 cup of Hour, 2 tablespoons
ady journalist" Interviewed Mr.
in service. . . It we judge Dy wnat snaw mignt possioiy nave nau
she is doing today, the world should som thing to do with his over
be hers. . . But the thought came 1 whelming cot-cession to the posi
to us, that perhaps the fact that a tion of the women. . .
1, 1942, was 516,875, or an average of one
automobile for every 6.8 inhabitants. Only
thirty counties rank above the state aver
age, while seventy are below the state aver
age. There were 139,034 trucks and trailers
on October 1, 1942, and 20,512 vehicles class
ed as miscellaneous, giving a total of 676,421
motor vehicles, including automobiles, trucks
and trailers.
The latest official report shows that on
July 1, 1943, there were 612,160 automobiles,
trucks, trailers and miscellaneous vehicles in
the state. Thus from October 1, 1942, to
July 1, 1943, the state suffered a decline of
62,261 registered motor vehicles.
There were only 14 counties in the state
that increased their number of vehicles.
The largest increase was in New Hanover
county with 2,425 vehicles. Other counties
reporting increases were: Onslow, Pasquo
tank, Perquimans, Moore, Chowan, Bertie,
Beaufort, Pender, Franklin, Columbus, Blad
en, Brunswick and Swain. Eleven of these
are in the extreme eastern part of the state
near war industries or camps.
The following counties have suffered a
loss of from 0.04 per cent to $.10 (from 240
to 600 vehicles) : Haywood, Jackson, Chero
kee, Macon, Transylvania, Henderson, Madi
son, McDowell, Mitchell, Avery, Watauga,
Ashe, Burke, Catawba, Forsyth, Durham,
and Edgecombe.
meats (black walnuts preferred)
one half teaspoon baking powder,
3 tablespoons flour. Flavor with
vanilla to suit taste. Then beat the
fggs until light. . . Add sugar and
ail other ingredients. Mix well,
pour over cake and bake 30 min
utes in moderate oven. . . And we
definitely guarantee they will melt
in your mouth . . . and create a
craving for more.
Leading citizens should be compelled to
take every seventh year off for the good of
the community. William Feather Magazine.
Which reminds us of another
recipe we noticed during the week
, . called "Victory recipe "...
"Take one draftee, slightly green.
Stir from bed at early hour. Soak
in shower or tub. daily. Dress in
olive drab. Mix with others of his
kind. Then toughen with maneu
yers and grate on sergeant's nerves.
Add liberal portion of baked beans
and corned beef.
"Season with wind, rain, sun and
snow, sweeten irom time 10 time
with chocolate bars. Let smoke
occasionally. Bake in 110 degrees
of summer and let cool in below
zero winter. . . Serves 130,000,000
Central Press Writer
decided at the Moscow confer
ence, will be pursued to the ends
of the earth. A smart Nazi
would stop trying to think up
new secret weapons and begin
to concentrate on a workable
space ship.
Zadok Dumkopf Cnd it hard
to believe that the soybean has
been around these millions of
years just loafing.
! ! !
Hitler'! astrologers are having
a rough time studying the start
they are so frequently obscured
by Allied bombers.
! ! !
If the rest of the world
adopts Basic English, it's going
to be tough on the radio an
nouncer trying to keep hla
commercial vocabulary down to
a mere 1,000 adjectives.
An Oklaho . j (ore plans a
post-war delivery service by
helicopter. "Will you take it
with you or have it dropped
down your chimney ?"
! ! !
randpappy Jenkins thinks
backers of the prohibition move
ment might modernize their drive
by announcing they are for na
tional dehydration.
! ! !
A Russian Ukranlan regiment
Is reported to carry along a
piano as it advances. Good idea
should make it easier to teach
all those captured Nazi soldiers
"The Prisoner's Song."
This Thanksgiving season proved
to us biyond any doubt that trials
and tribulations tend to arouse a
person to a greater consciousness
of their blessings . . . never have
we heard as many people in re
ferring to the things that were
hard to g t, and the th:ngs that
we have taken for granted in other
years, that are not out of the ques
tion . . . appear to appreciate What
They had as this year. We guess
the empty places at th dinner
tables had a lot to do with soften
ing complaints . . . and divert
thoughts from Epicurean's standard
of food . . . and make ' us all
grateful. . . If we did not have
ii ,tmiom gy
ntNr4 ,C-$w i f' j!rf7 " TWO NjJ
'N i, I ,!d
Ii. N. Barber, ,r.
dup to the fact th:it
war the Germans lia
quest on their an in
also based thci r Mral- , d
in divrrsif'ed roiiiN i.h
and their main fact"' - ai
centered near Hi 'lin. !'!'.,
centered near T?-:n. It m.-tv
'Uience . but the Imivhri:-'-hake
the morale "f the i'c'pl
it will not stop the war ary
than the attempt to dMny
d'm did in Enfr'and. cr in th
of the detruct'on of W'.vhii
D. C., as our ninniti"N ar
manufactured there."
Rvdolvh CorfH-rll "I rrrt.
do, because from all r.pnrt
morale of the people is
William Chambers, Jr. "I tf
in time it will, for whtn the!
lies pet throue-h bombinc Efl
they will start on another are;
F. C. Comrtov"l feel thai
bombing will help start tMnpl
ward peace, but it will take
than that."
Private James Franc'
bombing Berlin any more
bombing London will start B
negotiations, but it will help!
it will also help to bomb other
man cities."
R. V. Erk 'I wouldn't say
Berlin, but a continued bombinj
the country will be bound to a
the Germans."
James I. Green "N' the
thine that will make Germany
peace negotiations is to 'whop
on their own prounds.
Mrs. William Hannah-S
solely. I think we will ha
enter the country and i!'ar
it tin T Hn think that brti
will help a lot."
Officer "Didn't you see nU
Iflesed throujrh th? lines,
u, ... nv sir."
nK TVion whv lain1
. a ...... -
i , r
cnanenge me: ,
Recruit: "Challenge you. J
I've known you '-
foot high." Ex.

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