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(One Day Nearer Victory) THURSDAY, JANUARY 4, 1945
THE WAYNESVILLE MOUNTAINEER
Frances Gilbert Frazier
He was such
a tiny mite when
. e came into this world, and his
rrival was under the most adversj
. onditions. His mother and fath-
wrinkles in the' daily coverlet of
this most harassed world
They said that he would grow
steadily and in his strength would
com; confidence, redemption and
peace. He wondered to himt.elf
how this could possibly be but de
cided definitely that he would not
let these people down, come what
He felt sure now that he could
understand why his predecessor
had patted him gently on the shoul
der as he passed him on the way
out and softly said, "Happy New
Year, youngster, but you've got
a load to carry. See how it has
jjc r had been viciously fighting and
th'ave very little concern to his ad
ds ent. It had all seemed so strange bent my shoulders and whitened
pio mm ana ne nad gazed around my hair in the twelve months
vim wondering eyes upon a world have been on the job. Of course,
ero airrerent tnan he had anticipat- I had one more day to work than
a d. He was appalled, young as he you will have but, deep in my heart,
Vfas, to find such saddened faces I'm afraid you are the one that
dt.na to near laughter mutfled with will need that extra day to un
lnne tears that choked its outburst, tangle the snarls in this ball of
Bte sensed that something was yarn that has been wound so tight-
irasiicany wrong and thought ly for three years."
leeply that surely there must be ,A fi. j
Jtwai f 'e,8Sening t!leAr.aeedy troubled world, he could not figure
hat completely surrounded him. , out why hjs father and mher
or v,7 ' 7 'T7 Xne yi shou'J be at each other's throats
r.:!! J"y L, ? 2"? as they were. Where he had come
" ncai icneu cunsiueraui v 10 nnu ,., n ..
I &I l. i i . i an w us peace anu serenity.
1 ' hat every one was lookine- to him tu... ...
Jdv w; . it i. mere were no guns, ammunition,
LLS0,Lt10" .8t fleTy "e hfed and greed to be used as a
raying he would iron out the
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starting point for disruption of
civilization. He had learned that
co-operation of thought, ideals and
respect were absolutely essential to
the furthering of progress in every
form. Without these qualifications,
rogiess would become stagnated
to the point of dissolution and
there would be no future as a
a-on liirht to be guided bv. He
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Helping wounded soldier improve their vision
The women who wouldnxt
sit and wait
Deep down inside, every Vac knows the enor
mous satisfaction of being truly useful at a
time of critical need.
The Vac spirit is a gallant spirit. The spirit
of women who would rather be in the war,
than sitting and waiting for it to end.
The Wac pride is an honest prjde. In a job well
done. In being part of the Army of the U. S.
You really have to hand it to the women of
the WAC . . .
For they symbolize everything that is America.
WOMBNS ARM CORPS
ttrfiM information about the Women' Army Corps, go to your
netrett U.S. Army Recruiting Station. Or mail the coupon below.
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Martin Electric Co.
Waynesville, N. C.
CADET NURSE LILLIAN
ROSS, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
F. D. Ross, of Waynesville, R.F.D.
No. 1, who is taking treatment at
the Kings Daughters Hospital in
Portsmouth, Va., recently visited
Cadet Nurse Ross entered the
Nursing Corps in September of
this year. Before she volunteered
she was employed at the A. C.
Lawrence Leather Company. She
is a graduate of the Waynesville
Township high school.
Robert H. Gibson, Jr.,
Reports For Active Duty
Pvt. Robert H. Gibson, Jr., son
of Mr. and Mrs. Robt. H. Gibson,
of Waynesville, reports today at
Fort Bragg for active service in
the U. S. Army.
Pvt. Gibson volunteered last May,
following his graduation from the
Waynesville Township high school,
and being only 17 years of age was
sent to college by the government
under one of the various courses
combining scholastic and military
training. He was sent to the Uni
versity of Mississippi where he was
stationed until the month of De
cember, when he become 18 years
His father is a veteran of World
War I and II. During World War
I he had overseas duty and during
the current war he served over
sixteen months in the Seabees, re
ceiving a medical discharge last
Pvt. Gibson made an outstanding
record at the local high school
having won the DAR Citizenship
medal offered to a boy in the sen
ior class each year.
List Rules for Keeping
Garden in Dry Spell
The following are a few "do's"
and "don'ts" that will help the gar
dener to keep his garden going until
copious rains come:
Hoe and cultivate just enough to
keep the weeds under control and
no more. Do not cultivate deeply or
ridge and hill the crops, for this
wastes rather than conserves mois
ture. Use care in removing large
weeds. Do not pull, but instead cut
large weeds, particularly when
they are close to the roots of the
vegetables. For example, large
weed? should be pulled from rows
of beans, carrots, beets, hills of
Water the garden whenever feasi
ble. On the average, vegetables re
quire about one -inch of water a
week. Soak the ground thoroughly
when water is applied. Do not add
less than one quart per square foot
even for small seedlings; larger
crops should have two or three
times this quantity. Use the cool
ness of early morning and late
afternoon for watering the garden.
Do not be afraid of injuring the
plants if mid-day watering must be
done. This time of irrigating, how
ever, is not recommended because
of excessive evaporation of the wa
ter, especially when a sprinkler is
Pvt. James E. Underwood
Here On Furlough
Private James E. Underwood,
son of Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Under?
wood, is spending a several days
furlough with his family. Pvt
Underwood entered the service in
July, 1944 and took his basic train
ing at Camp Blanding, Fla.
When he leaves here he will re
port for duty at Fort George
Meade, Md. At the time he enter
ed the service Pvt. Underwood was
employed by the Inlaid Wood Pro
ducts Company, Lake Junaluska.
was decidedly puzzled to find such
a situation awaiting him and the
fact that he was being held re
sponsible for the outcome during
the next twelve months did not
help matters such a lot.
Suddenly the decision was born
in his infantile mind. He would
make his year of rule something
for the future generations to read
about; a year that would go down
in history as epoch-making. The
more he thought about it, the more
excited with the plan did he be
come. His little brain began to
reel with the possibilities of what
he could accomplish. Of course,
he would have to be helped on
every side but he was -egotistically
positive that the time had come
when the world would ' work to
gether for-fhe good of all and that
he woujd be the one to prove that
fact. The more he thought about
what he would do, the stronger he
got and he could hardly wait to
begin operations to carry out all
his good intentions.
Happy New Year, little 1945.
May your every good morning find
you so much stronger, happier and
successful that we will want to
hold you over for a second term.
Vetch Good Cover Crop
For Vegetable Gardens
In many respects, hairy vetch
Is the best cover crop to sow on
vegetable growing farms, says H. R.
Cox, extension agronomist at the
college of agriculture, Rutgers uni
versity. It can be seeded any time dur
ing August or September, either
after an early market crop has
been removed or just before the last
cultivation of a late market crop,
according to Cox.
"When plowed down next spring
a good stand and growth of vetch
will add to the soil the equivalent of
several hundred pounds per acre of
nitrate of soda. A cover crop con
taining vetch should. If possible, be
allowed to stand for a while next
spring before plowing since vetch
makes Its best growth in spring.
"The seed of vetch should be
Inoculated with a culture especially
prepared for that crop, if neither
vetch nor peas has been grown suc
cessfully on the field in recent
years," Cox warns. "Vetch will not
tolerate excessive soil acidity, and it
makes a better stand with a mod
erate amount of seed if it is drilled
rather than broadcast by hand and
Don't Neglect Them!
Katnra dealfncd tba kidneya to do a
marratou job. Thair taak ia to kaap tha
flowinc blood it ream free of an axeeaa of
toxic imparities. Tha set ol lirini lia
Uttlf ia constantly producing waata
natter tha kidneya moat remove from
tha blood U food heath ia to endure.
When the kidneya fail to function aa
Nature Intended, there ia retention of
waste that nay cause body-wide dis
tress. One easy suffer nagging backache,
persistent headache, attacks of diszineea,
getting up nights, swelling, pumneee
under the eyas f eel tired, nervous, all
Frequent, scanty or burning passages
are sometimes further eTidenee of kid
ney or bladder disturbance.
The recognised and proper treatment
ia a diuretic medicine to help the kidneye
get rid of excess poisonous Dooy waata.
Use Dvan'i Pills. They have bad more
than forty years of pubile approval. Are
endorsed the country over. Insist on
Doss's. 8old at ell drag stores.
Many dairymen have experienced
difficulty at times with milk which
does not readily pass through the
strainer. This condition may be one
of the first indications of mastitis in
fection observed in the dairy herd.
Inasmuch as a strip cup test used
dally on each cow in the herd often
reveals the animals producing ab
normal milk, such as "flakes,"
"stringy milk," or "watery milk,"
college veterinarians suggest the
following procedure: Before regular
milking of the cow, draw one or two
streams of milk frora each quar
ter onto a fine screen or black-surfaced
material. Use a slow full hand
squeeze to avoid mistaking air
bubbles for "flakes." Examine the
screen or black background for ab
normalities in the milk for each
quarter. At the present time, it may
be impossible to purchase a strip
cup. A cup covered with black cloth
or a pan four to five inches wide
and five to eight inches long with a
thin sheet of metal painted black
will, serve the purpose. A piece of
phonograph record cut to suitable
size makes a good black back
ground. Place the metal sheet or
piece of record so that one end sits
on the end of the pan with the other
end inclining to the bottom.
The world's deepest hole, drilled
by the Phillips Petroleum company,
near Fort Stockton, west Texas, be
came an oil well at a depth of
15,279 feet. It was completed recent
ly after two years of drilling. The
details of the task were revealed in
an issue of "Mining andMetallurgy."
A total of 467 drill bits were used,
20-inch ones for the top and 7.75
inch for the bottom. The pipe lining
the well weighs 156 tons. Two pock
ets of high pressure gas were en
countered, one at 11,556 and another
at 12,832 feet. The temperature
at the bottom of the well Is between
235 and 240 degrees Fahrenheit, or
more than hot enough to boil water
at surface pressures. The pressure
at the bottom is 2,800 pounds a
square inch, or about 200 atmospheres.
Fringe on the Flag
Congress on December 22, 1942,
enacted a law on Flag display
which provides in part that "The
Flag should never have placed
upon it, nor on any part of it, nor
attached to it any mark. Insignia,
letter, word, figure, design, picture
or drawing of any nature." Con
gressman Sol Bloom who Introduced
the legislation In the house of
representatives Interprets this to ex
clude the use of fringe or tassels.
Army regulations on the Flag,
however, provide for trimming "on
three edges with a knotted fringe of
yellow silk 2H inches wide" for
mounted, motorized, or dismounted
regiments and such other Independ
ent dismounted units -at may be
authorized to carry the colors.
Buy War Bonds and Stamps.
D. W. Lambert, representative
from the field office of the Social
Security board in Asheville, was
in town during the week. Mr.
Lambert visits this area periodi
cally, and maintains headquarters
at the post office.
Special attention was called by
Mr. Lambert to the fact that bene
fits are paid to surviving rela
tives upon the death of workers,
who have been employed since De
cember, 1936, by virtue of the So
cial Security Act.
Mr. Lambert also pointed out
that in many cases members of the
armed forces killed in action were
eligible to Social Security pay
ments, which may be collected by
their survivors. He is urging that
persons having lost a member of
their family in the service to make
inquiry regarding whether or not
they were under Social Security.
So often, he pointed out, people
are misinformed by friends and
neighbors regarding their eligib
ility of Social Security on deceas
ed members of their family. He
is urging that in such instances
where there is any doubt that the
persons get in touch with the Ashe
Wage earners, who have reached
the age of 65, and have had a
drop in earnings due to illness or
unemployment are urged to write
the field office in Asheville and
obtain information concerning
benefit payments of filling claims
to freeze benefits on the basis of
wages received to date.
Newsboys Sell War Stamps
Newspaper boys throughout the
nation and territories sold 566, 159,
323 10-cent war stamps in 1942.
Have you seen our
new styles of Birth
Come In and See Them
BUY WAR BONDS AND STAMPS
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So MANY members of the cost-of-living
chorus are hitting high notes
these days that you may easily miss
one performer still rumbling along
in the lower registers.
The basso is electricity. Its price
was low when war began and has
stayed there. In fact, it directly re
versed the rising trend of other
costs. Government figures show
that the average price of electric ser
vice bos actually declined during the
That's news, these days. It's the
product of sound business manage
ment, plus the hard work of your
friends and neighbors in this self
supporting, tax-paying company.
And it's the promise of plentiful,
low-priced electricity to run the mod
ern marvels you' 11 have in your borne
after the war.
Hear Nefiea Eddy every Werfaesday eveeiee h the
briMae eew sialics) skew, "The Electric Hear." wrrh
Refaerf Araibrester'i Orchestra, 10:30 PM, IWT, CM.
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(CAttOXIITA POWER O III OUT COPfPAWV)
DDW'T WAtTl 1HCTHCITY JU8T IICAUSI IT'S CHIAP AND ISN'T RATIONIDl