(One Day Nearer Victory) THURSDAY, JANUARY 11, J
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THURSDAY, JANUARY 11, 1915
(One Day Nearer Victory)
We again recorded with pride the fact
that the Haywood County Hospital had
rated the Approved List of hospitals by the
American College of Surgeons.
In this critical era with a shortage of
nurses and doctors the operation of a stand
ard hospital is a great asset to any commun
ity. With a reduced personnel it has been
necessary for all those employed at the Hay
wood hospital to double up many times on
In many communities nurses' aides, train
ed under the supervision of the Red Cross,
have relieved the shortage of nurses, but
while effort after effort has been made to
organize such a class in this community,
there has not been a sufficient number of
women with leisure time to make it feasible.
Under these conditions Haywood county
should appreciate the service of their county
hospital and shoved give every possible sup
port to its personnel.
Will the Japs Try To
Bomb Pearl Harbor
We are indebted to Robert Hugh Clark,
of Waynesville, now of Pearl Harbor, for a
copy of the "Pearl Harbor Banner," publi
cation of the U. S. Navy Yards at Pearl
In pictures and articles it told the story
of-what is being done in the way of repairs
to our crippled fighting ships from the Pa
cific area in the Navy yards there.
One article in particular arrested our in
terest regarding the possibility of the Japa
nese making another attempt to reach our
vital naval base.
There may be those who will consider a
second Japanese attack impossible, it was
pointed out : there may be those who will
scoff at the possibility of bombs again fall
ing on the drydocks repair basin and anchor
ages of Pearl Harbor, but it would be well
to remember that on December 7. three years
ago, it was exactly this attitude that made
the Japanese attack successful.
Slightly over a year ago the captain of
the Pearl Harbor Navy yard warned the
workers that a second attack on Pearl Har
bor "is possible and probable."
To our military leaders, it might seem
highly ridiculous for the Japanese, who are
faced with an attack at their doorstep and
have inadequate force to meet it, to send
carriers 3,000 miles to attack an enemy base.
But the Japanese mind does not work like
ours, it was pointed out
The Japanese do not look at things the
way the rest of the world does. What seems
illogical to us may seem preminently logical
to the Japanese. This is a well known fact
and has been demonstrated time and time
again in the Pacific war.
It is said that every month in Japan the
Japanese observe the. anniversary of the at
tack on Pearl Harbor. Hugh posters bear
ing the Imperial Rescript which declared that
Japan had attacked Pearl Harbor and was
at war with the United States are nailed up
for all to read. The idea of Pearl Harbor is
associated with victory to the Japanese.
It seems plausible that we must not as
sume that a second attack on Pearl Harbor
is impossible. We cannot afford to make
the same mistake twice.
J. T. Bailey
Last week J. T. Bailey, of Canton, out
standing citizen of Haywood County, sold
his business and will take a rest. No definite
plans have been announced by Mr. Bailey re
garding the future, other than that he and
Mrs. Bailey plan to spend sometime in
Mr. Bailey, who came to Canton twenty
five years ago, has been active in business,
political, civic and religious affairs of his
community and the county.
A former mayor of Canton he has served
as senator from this district and as repre
sentative from Ilaaywood County in the
North Carolina General Assembly. He serv
ed several terms as mayor of Canton and
was a member of the Canton school board
for sometime. He has been active in the
Civitan Club of Canton, has been an elder
in the Presbyterian church for several years,
and associated with Red Cross work and the
county and Canton welfare programs.
The service he has rendered both Hay
wood county and his own town of Canton is
greatly appreciated by the citizens of this
Hoover On Religious
"Not a religion that is merely a method
of worship, but a religion that embodies a
creed and a code as well. The young boy
and girl must believe in those truths upon
which our freedom rests, and they must
have respect for the laws which must exist
to preserve it," said John Edgar Hoover,
director of the Federal Bureau of Investi
gation,' in a statement endorsing the 14th
annual observance of Religious Work.
Mr. Hoover gave some startling figures
about records compiled by the FBI. He
stated that the arrests of 17-year-old boys
has increased 27.7 per cent and 16-year-old
boys 61 per cent during 1943. During the
two years "past he pointed out that arrests
of girls under 21 had increased 130.4 per
"As long as the boy or girl, man or wo
man has no impelling motive for living in
accordance with the law of God and the
law of man," he continued, "all the work
of community groups and law enforcement
officers will not remedy the conditions."
Parents must be aroused to the situation
and he pointed out that "it. is their obliga
tion to provide a way of life, a motive power
that will impel the young men and women
of America to choose the good instead of
the bad in every department of their lives."
HERE and THERE
HILDA WAY GWYN
Plastering by B-29'
Just a Taste, Tokyo!
' ruin IrOOgJ
Plan to Land on JapJ
"Taking Up A Notch"
The following from the Christian Science
Monitor presents to our mind a fine descrip
tion of the current needs of the American
The American people will loyally respond
to the new tightening of rations. The Ger
man drive has shaken them a bit, and at
Christmas, millions. of them, thinking about
friends and relatives at the front, came a
little nearer to sensing what war means.
There will be little disposition to complain
about the re-rationing of some meats and
vegetables or about higher point values.
But there will be questions about certain
methods OPA has adopted. To many house
wives the cancellation of coupons which it
had said or implied would be good seems a
breaking of faith. People who rushed to
cash coupons and hoarded supplies appear
to have gained an advantage of the very
kind the whole rationing program is sup
posed to prevent. Perhaps the alternatives
were worse. But the public can reasonably
ask OPA to tighten its estimates of avail
able supplies and not issue coupons that
can't be cashed.
Most Americans readily recognize that
they can take up another notch in the war
time belt Many of them did not celebrate
Christmas quite as usual, but millions ap
parently spent more money for the material
trappings of their celebration, and the Na
tion as a whole spent more on non-military
goods and services in 1944 than it ever did
in the biggest peacetime boom year. The
theaters, movies and other amusements are
Many folks on the home front are work
ing hard, many are making real sacrifices
but compared with their own men and wo
men in the services or with other peoples
nearer the battle peoples who have almost
forgotten what butter, oranges, eggs and
new clothes look like, but know well the
sound of shells and bombs Americans have
hardly begun to learn what war is. Such
lessons as tighter rationing may teach will
be cheap if they help Americans to value
peace , more so that they resolve anew to
join effectively m keeping it.
Our military heads may have
made some mistakes on the .Euro
pean battle fronts, but we are get
ting a bit fed up with the heavy
bombardment of criticism we have
heard on the recent situation in
Europe on the home fronts. No
matter how it may look to us here
back home, we really don't know
what conditions were over there,
but we do know that those men of
the First and Third Armies are
just as anxious to end it all and
get home as we are to have them,
so we are quite sure it was not an
easy job to outwit the German war
experts. The following remark
credited to Field Marshal Bernard
L- Montgomery to war correspon
dents in speaking of General Eisen
hower might be taken to heart by
the civilians back home, who are
trying to fight the war from a
warm comfortable fireside as well
as the British;
town for groceries he had Caro
line to phone her aunt Adora Rayne
to go along so he wouldn't miss rec
ognizing his new family connec
tions. Now that's the spirit of a
real old fashioned kinsfolks com
plex that is rather unusual in young
people today, but makes us know
that if Lt. Kilpatrick ever decides
to make Waynesville his home when
he has done his part in the great
current drama in which he has been
cast, that he can make a place for
himstlf here with us.
"It grieves me when I se un
complimentary articles about him
in the British press. He bears a
great burden, he needs our fullest
support; he has a right to expect
it and it is up to us all to see that
he gets it. And so I ask all of you
to lend a hand and stop that sort of
thing; let us all rally 'round the
captain of the team and so help
the match. No one objects to heal
thy constructive criticism. It is
good for us. But let us have done
with destructive criticism that
aims a blow at the Allied solidarity
that tends to break up our team
spirit and therefore helps the
First Ladies always come in for
their shart of reflected glory and
fame when their distinguished hus
bands by virtue of certain offices
place them in the class of Number
One Ladies. Now Mrs. Cherry has
been more or less a private citizen
keeping house back in Gastonia.
uit when she took the place of
Mrs. J. M. Broughton as First
Lady of North Carolina, overnight
we are all interested in what kind
of a person she might be. We
heard much about her husband
luring the campaign, and she was
in the background, but as she took
part in the inaugural ceremonies,
she became "big time news'' in
Carolina. From all we can learn.
Mrs. Cherry will be a gracious
hostess at the Mansion and can
take her place along with her hus
band. She must have a lot in com
mon with the women of the state,
judging by the following we read i
in the Raleigh News and Observer,
"For Mrs. Cherry, who has not had
a maid to help run a big house forj
some time, the next four years will
be a welcome rest from washing
dishes and cleaning house. . . For
the smooth working staff at the
mansion with 'Uncle Dave' the
veteran butler, still on the job to
look after things, is one of the
happiest anticipations at the mom
ent for Mrs. Cherry." Now while
many a Tar Heel woman may not
envy Mrs. -Cherry the responsibil
ity of being the State's First Lady,
they will all be tempted to envy her
freedom from dish washing for
four years (much more than the
pomp and pleasure of her official
We understand that the First
Baptist church has been honoring
a group of men in service on each
Sunday and last week the First
Methodist church inaugurated a
list of ten to he honored each week.
A letter goes out from the pastor
to each of the ten the week they are
so recognized and we are sure those
letters will meet with response
whenever they are received. Last
Sunday at the Methodist church
the following men were thus hon
ored; Ben Atkins, Paul Blackwell,
T. L. Biamlett, J. K. Boone, Rich
ard Bradley, A. G. Boineau, Jr., J.
H. Bryson, Oren Coin, R. L. Coin,
Jr., and J. R. Carswell, Jr.
We have head a great deal about
the proper attitude we must as
sume toward the returnees from
overseas. In fact from time to
time we have touched on the sub
ject ourselves. Now we are learn
ing from actual experience. We
have found that these men don't r was reaied in Waynesville. I
want us to treat them as set apart. was known around there before I
They want to be treated as "regu-; joined the Army four yea ag0,
lar fellows, in a natural way. They since that time I have seen quite
want sympathy, but not the over- a iot of the worid a small portion
flowing gushing variety. It would 1 of England, France, Belgium, and
not fit in with their shattered r.eranv h.,t I'll .r tr TTnireH
Special to Centra! Press -
WASHINGTON Military circles regard the plastering thai To.
kyo and the Japanese mainland have been taking from Americi'
B-29 Superfortresses thus far as merely preliminary a auljjhurii
iurt:uii.e ux unrigs iu curnc.
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luimigiii. gcncioia turn men cuues, aunio Bpeamng xor me record
have labeled the Tokyo bombings as "experimental." Results havj
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.w w.j m even Detttf
because the holocaust that will be dumped on Japj,
as the Asiatic war progresses is expected in tin,
even to suipaaa me mry o me air aiiaCKS on Gr,
many prior to u-uay.
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iicii utrmiaiiy is ucieaieu, ail uvuuaDie air poj
will be moved to the far Pacific to strike and sever the industrial'
aim uausijui union jugular veins ui me Japanese empire.
,iw, me wi .nan cActtu w juiii ui me luiiuua uame or Japan
n.i'ntltna l.n.rA aahaa V. Djfl.li a -J . 1
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Until victory in Europe, the Japanese bombings will lncreaj
gradually until Saipan-based B-29s eventually conduct round-the.
clock offensives against Tokyo. Retaking of the Philippines v.
provide more American bases as will the Japanese mainland iUell
wnen lanaings are enectea tnereon.
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nuiLu tvuvii. uuiuua inajr ft; auucu iu me lury Ul Lilts war oveit
Japan, Judging from effectiveness of rockets already used against
the Japanese In military and naval operations.
The clearest Indication of more devastating B-29 raids, however
was seen in the co-ordinated air-sea attack last week on Iwo Jima
Japanese air rjase istanu in me voicanos.
TWO FACTORS are holding up issuance of WPB's long-awaited
detailed plan for the relaxation of controls upon the defeat of Ger
One obstacle is that OPA has not kept pace with the production
agency in planning for V-E Day and does not have a corresponding
program worked out yet for control of reconversion prices. Also,
many OPA officials fear great difficulty In the price field once pro.
auction curbs are removed.
The other delaying factor is uncertainty over the extent of th
V-E Day cutback. Many weeks ago WPB Chairman J. A. Krug
estimated that the cutback would be 40 per cent; now he figure!
about 35 per cent, and the Army is still lower.
Probability now Is that Krug's detailed plan will not be released
until immediately before V-E Day.
THE POITED PALM has been moved out of Cordell Hull's offlci
into the corridor at the state department, and those' who know tn
taste and temperament of the young man who has succeeded him u
secretary of state doubt that the palm will ever be restored to ill
place of dignity.
In fact, everything has been moved out of Hull's office, except tin
grandfather clock and the historic old desk, while a crew of painten
spent the last week redecorating to Stettinius' taste.
That dynamic young man had hardly finished saj'ing, "I do,"
"So help me, God," when the painters moved in and Hull's furnish
ings moved out.
Stettinius will have a tremendous map of the world covering ont
wall with a fluorescent light at its top a personal gift from Gen
George C. Marshall, Army chief of staff. He also will have two tele
phones a black telephone connecting with state department exten
sions, and a white telephone connecting with the White House.
Stettinius has pledged himself to follow Hull's policies and maybe
he will, but the atmosphere in the secretary's office will never be
the same again.
THE GOVERNMENT, much to Its surprise, has found a source
of unexpected income in 10-to-40-yearKild nutchine tools lying about
unused in Navy yards and plants, an apparently abandoned as out
moded. A search la on for such tools now and a
series of public auctions will dispose of them to Uio
One batch of such supposedly useless tools of an
cient make recently brought a bid of $25,000, raised
at an auction to an eventual $35,000. Another sale
of tools at Washington Navy Yard raised $286,000, although the
tools were so encrusted It took blowtorches to clean them op,
nerves, for we are convinced that
most of them have them regardless
of their calm exterior. People can
get nerves on edge here at home,
so this reaction from combat should
not be hard to understand. When
these men come back home to fit
ir.to civilian life we will have op
portunities each day to show them
our gratitude for the sacrifice they
made for us, which will mean far
more than a great passing show
Letters To The
Sonv?here In Germanv
Nov. 28, 1944.
States is the best place in the
world to live and that's what the
men are fighting and dying for to
day. And also there are plenty
of these men from Haywood county
doing their sha-e in it.
"Now to get to the point"
When I read in the papers about
strikes and people quitting then
war jobs to work somewhere else
well, all T can say is If for
just one night these men could
change places with one of the
"doughboys here on the Seigfried
Line" where he has to wade in
rain, mud and snow up to his
knees, not to mention the fifty
bucks a month pay he gets, which
probably also goes home Well, I
don't think the men back home
j would ever think of strikes or
quitting their war work, and not
The in-laws and family connec
tions of Lt. Jimmy Kilpatrick. hus
band of Caroline Rose, need have
no doubts of his good intentions to
be a regular member of the family.
Lt- Kilpatrick is here with his wife
and young daughter, Lynn, at the
Rose home in Balsam for a last
visit before "Uncle Same gives him
a tour outside the Stes." He has
been here only once sire; his mar
riage and naturally has not quite
mastered or catalogued his wife's
kith and kin. For between the
Smathers and the Howell clans,
Caroline has what may be termed a
"raft of relatives. Of course he
met a lot of them but he ' was
afraid to trust his memory, so when
he made his initial shopping trip to
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You probably don't even know Instead if they would do more
who I am and it's just another i than their share to help the war
headache for you to get another material get to the men over here
letter from a boy in the service, and to the South Pacific we can
but if it is possible I'd like for end this war in a hurry,
you to put this in your next news, j I also have two brothers in the
My name is Lester Hendrix, and ; service: James W. Hendrix
THE OLD HOME TOWN
... By STANLEY
C COOCDMT GST THft A(tM LOD6E 1 WEtL. I NEVER
(lOADO'CRAHS UP TMrS J ISUPPE1? OOUU DO 4T-Wf
U d T. STAIRWAY r f I 1 -rnju-rw Ct JUSTWAMTEO
(Army) and now in South PacrfkJ
and Clarence Hendrix (Navy) non
In closing I would like to say
"Hello" to all of my friends
Waynesville, and keep up your
good work, also if you have loved
ones in the service, write to them
often. Those letters are the best
(Continued on page 11) -
What is your favorite month ill
the year and why?
Roy Moseman "I would say 0f
tober, because of the beauty of the
coloring of the leaves."
Mrs. Selinda O'Donnell
August because it is genera
sidered the hottest month
i of the!
Henry Gadd? "May is my fa''
orite month, because it is then that
the flowers and growing things
come out to life in full."
Miss Faustine Howell "I wouH
say January, because I like to ceW
brate the New Year."
T. L. Bramlett "I guess May
my favorite month because my bit'
thday comes then."
V. C, Nobeck "I like the monffl
of May because it is planting timej
and everything starts to grow
Hugh Leatherwood "May, JunH
Julv and Arjmst all the trow
fishing months are my favorites.
J. J. Fr-rmui"l think thi
May is my favorite, when the fio
era start blooming and the grj
Albert j. MeCracken "I vgj
say September, because my
day cornea. that month " j
Grady P. Ferrason ' k
say October, because tit is "e'y
too warm or too c4d." ,