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fA County Stat of Haywood County
ff. CURTJS RUSS.....M,..i.'. Editor
-MRS, HILDA WAY dWJrff Associate Editor
W. Curtis Bus and Marka T. Bridges, Publishers
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(M tat oas ml psr word.
following the news in the European war
triWtre for the past month has not been
a cheerful lot of reading for the American
public,' but it i.s bringing home to us one
clearly definite fact, the Germans still have
plenty to" go on.
From time to time we have gained the
Impression that the war with Germany was
about over, but we are at last realizing that
a twenty-five years preparation to fight is
bound to hold some surprises for a nation
that has only been thinking along such
lines for not over six years, but not mak
ing any extensive plans.
We are told that trained enemy sabo
teurs are still ' entering this country and
that they have active helpers right here
in America. Submarines are bperating in
the Atlantic according to the FBI. As long
as these things exist we must know that the
G'drrrians are far from being whipped. The
day is not in sight, and we must be on
guard. . ' '" !
,& We read with interest that the North
Carolina members of the Seventy-Ninth
Conrgess are in fa.yor ofthe principles of
universal military training after the war as
recommended by President Roosevelt.
They all seem to agree that while we
;shoulcf haVe the training we should not
make it a paramount feature ill the life of
-...our youths as Germany has done.
With the exception of Senator Bailey
they feel that after the war will be time
I enough to institute such measures. Sena
; tor' Bailey is in favor of taking the vote
' right now on the subject.
Public sentiment is a changeable thing.
Who. knows we, may drop back into smug
f contentment with never a thought of an
other war, when peace comes. Senator
' Bailey has this to say: "I've already en-
dorsed compulsory military training and I
think we should adopt it now. We have to
' make .this country just as strong as she
'j can be. Theres no going back now. The
. United States is embarking on an inter
' national career, and if she is to have an
. international career, she has to be strong."
Others are of-the opinion "that to take
f. action iioto would imply distrust of a world
security organization to keep peace. Some
". feel that the men now fighting overseas
i should have the privilege of voting on the
, measure. There are those who fear that
! the' training rriight interfere with the
'I schooling of the youth of the country.
Senator Hoey is among the group who
' favor waiting until after the war to deter-
mine the training, as we will be better
- able , tp judge the necessity of adopting
tfsuch a drastic program. Hoey says: "I
I feel that we should combine educational
. training with physical training of young
men,, .but '. not adopt a strict compulsory
military training program."
We wen' recall how soon we forgot the
Number One World conflict.
all sides that Germany now
iauw.siBH preparation tor a rhirri
??oks to us that our only protec
Ctibfl of thp future lies in being ready and
farmed f or What comes. Our theory is that
gin -thisOTedahd trained position we
will not 'in vjte sot -easily another war.
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- -,,. WE.HAVE
The more we know of human nature, the
more we think of people. It is strange how
an emergency that calls for quick action
brings out the stuff of-which heroes are
In the first place to see what we have
worked years to build going up in smoke
is not easy to take, but when you see men
you meet every day in your business and
about town rally around and risk their
lives to help you save your property from
total loss, along with your material dam
age there comes a great realization of com
pensation. While our damages were costly, they
would have been far greater had it not
been for the instant response of the city
fire department and the magnificent man
ner in which they handled the situation
when they arrived at the scene of the fire.
Often who gather around hinder the
work of putting out a fire, but in our case
on Friday, it was the opposite. Many men
not connected with the fire department
pitched in and gave intelligent assistance
Jri saving our property from total loss.
We lack words to express our appre
ciation, but the glow of the kindness of
people to those in trouble will linger long
with its after the damages have been re
paired. It will make us prouder than ever
to live in such a community.
The location of the fire and the dense
heavy smoke made it very di cult to light
and it took courage to enter the building
and fight the flames.
mere -may oe many more, to whom we
are indebted, hut according to Clem Kit.
gerald, city lire chief, among them were
the following connected with the fire de
partment: Felix Stovall, assistant fire chief,
Lawrence Trammell, Sam Kelly, Sam Potts,
Ben Sloan, John Boyd, Scott Reeves, Wal
ter MehatToy, llarteman Farmer, W. F.
Strange, Hub Burnett, John West and Da
vid Underwood, and others were C. II.
EckhofT, Lewis, Gibson, W. R. Francis, Leo
Buckner, Charlie Gibson, J. I). Frady, Rob
ert Hall, Paul Young, and Eddie Cullens.
Norman Caldwell did an excellent job of
directing trafFic during the blaze.
If we have left out the names of any who
helped us, please add it yourself, for in the
excitement of the moment somebody may
have been overlooked, but our apprecia
tion is yours.
Capital Letters
PAT Governor Gregg Cherry,
who is now being referred to as
the Iron Major, has named Pat
Taylor of Wadesboro, to keep him
advised- on doings of the Legis
lature. Taylor will help Cherry
with bills, etc., and will be his
general agent during this session.
Pine and good, for Taylor is
an able man. But the significant
thing about the appointment is
that Pat Taylor was an area lead
er foi- W. P. Horton, now nation
al committeeman, in his rate (un
successful) against J. M. Brough
ton in 1U40. He went down fight
ing, making the last speech if
memory serves corerctly for the
Chatham County champion.
Important moves are in the air,
so watch for them, and keep 1940
i in mimt an you do.
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Standards of the Kingdom
I.ATRINE One of the news
paper guys the other day asked I
Governor Cherry if so-and-so was i
going to be appointed to a cer
tain position. The governor re
plied that he had heard nothing of
it, adding that the talk was prob
ably a "latrine rumor." He ex
plained to the unitiated present
for the press conference that the
term originated in the first World
War. Soldiers used to indulge in
innocent gossip while relaxing in
the latrine, hence the expression.
It's discouraging at times at
the number of stumbling blocks
.strewn along (lie highway of life.
If you want to know bow to pick
yourself up by your own power
and co on ngiiin as if nothing bad
; happened We recommend that
!,uii try your hand at running
in newspaper. 'lerc is an obli
gation to the public ti) deliver the
news on schedule time, that serves
i as uch a powerful incentive, that
those responsible tor it just drive
on, no matter how tough the way.
This spirit developes a kind of
tenacity of purpose that denies
an alibi for failure to "come out
as usual."
tually risking their own safety,
we realized anew how much good
there is in the world, and how
much sympathy tlere is for those
in trouble.
We want to take thi
lunily to thank every one
their kindness on last Friday
morning. One buds out at such
times what a grand community
we live in. It makes one want
to take a new lease on life and
be worthy of such cooperation.
Ten years ago when we started
working for The Mountaineer we
did not have such clear cut ideas
of delivering the goods, but with
the background of the past, we
too have caught that same spirit.
H may sound like hard driving, but
you know on the other hand there
is something inspiring in meeting
a challenge that looks like fail
ure. To push aside utter destruc
tion and start building back be
fore the ashes have cooled takes
courage and a kind of fight that,
lifts one out of despair. There
is no time to mourn the past, when
one is busy coming out of misfortune.
We may not get all the news
this week, but we ask your for
giveness if things are left out
and trust that we can carry them
at a later date.
LIGHTNING This session of
the Legislature is moving with
lightning speed. Unless something
very controversial comes up, the
legislators should be home to help
with spring" plowing by March 1.
The lush days are responsible for
the blitzkrieg. Early in the fall
preceding the convening of the
Legislature the various State de
partments prepare their budget
requests for the next biennium,
and these reauests are subse-
oppor-1 qlie.ntly submitted to the Advisory
JOI ; I.i,lfH frtrvt m ificiAii
As a usual thing, the requests
are trimmed unmercifully. The
departments revise their figures,
submit them to the appropriations
committee, get ready to light for
them through the various other
committees nnd sub-committees.
Well, all of this takes time.
This year, with plenty of money
on band, the Advisory Budget
Commission, not only failed to
trim, but actually did the unheard
of thing of granting more than
was requested by some depart
ments. Of course this does not
apply in every instance, but most
State departments are satisfied,
and in many instances are a little
more than satistled. ho there will
be little argument from this
source. t
What question would you like to
ee atked in this feature? (These
ten answers will be used a. ques-nuim .' lhe mjnjnuim'. So there
SU',00 Your legislator will re
ceive $000, whether Tie is here for
two weeks, or six weeks, or three
months. This figure is the maxi
tions during
1 weeks).
the coming ten
vdi after
We 4heak on
Two of the best fighting mp in the Navy
aro Halsey and Ingram. The first man has
won fame in the Pacific. The last is a foot
ball expert and able commander of the
Atlantic Fleet. They can be depended up
on to plan well and execute plans that
will demolish the enemy.
But are they qualified to wear the
prophetic mantle of Elijah? Halsey 14
months ago predicted the war would end
in 1943 and it still goes on. And now In
gram predicts the Germans may attack the
east coast with V-bombs within the next
30 or 60 days. He hedges by using the
word "probable," and says the Navy is pre
pared for the attack.
These valiant seadogs would do well to
stick to navigating and fighting the enemy.
( There they are on solid ground or can rule
waves. But when they essay to be prop
hets they ar6 in a role for which they have
not been trained. The country honors Hal
sey as a fighter and puts himin the list of
false prophets. Let Ingram beware lest
the same come to him.
An Army officer ought also to stick to
his last and not predict events. The able
Eisenhower was quoted early in 1944 as
saying the war would end before 1945.
We are now told he employed enough
"ifs" and said the, war would have ended
as predicted if every civilian and man in
the armed forces had been 100 per cent
on the job.
And now President Roosevelt says vic
tory "may be won in 1945 'if'" and Church
ill has a somewhat like prophecy.
If Admirals, Generals, Presidents and
Prime Ministers were to ask the advice of
The News and Observer the reply would
be: "Lay off prophecy. Leave that to Elijah
and those having connection with the heav
enly hosts." All should concentrate upon
the task in hand and not be beguiled or
beguile others into trying to pry Into the
inscrutable future. Raleigh News and
Friday morning we had gone j Mrs. Rufus Siler "What do
to the court house to "cover three ! -vou '"ink of a Community Cen
of the offices" for routine news. ,er as tt. memorial in this com
In the last one we heard the fire I m unity for men who served in
alarm. We commented, " Well, World War 11 V
there is another story, but maybe j
a sad one." Little did we know! Rev. J. Clay Madison "What
our very desk at which we
been working a few minutes
was oniy a lew leet awav
from a terrible conflagration. Then
do you think of compulsory mili
tary training in peacetime?"
M. C. Stamey "Not eonsider-
on leaving the courthouse we saw casualties and separations
smoke pouring in angry jerks out i caused by the armed forces, what
ot all the windows and doors of acrmces nave we made, it any,
i ne mountaineer huilding. It
would be hard to describe both our
incredulity and our sense of loss
for the owners. You can't work
ten years for people in amicable
relations, and call them not only
your bosses, but your friends,
without a deep sense of interest
in them and your work.
that outweigh our material gains
in wages, prices and other incomes
and a higher standard of living?"
H. B. Atkins "Who pays the
most when an industrial organi
zation has a strike?"
"The present state of the country is
enough to make any politician think," de
clares a contemporary. Well, that's some
thing The Humorist, London.
1 " the : tropics, ' special golf -balls are
f use.d to.Stand'the'heat.
i rrv'ti'i.-..'-; " . . T - "v " wu" une imng 10 me creait oi tneman wnoj
S ' ""f1 ball for kills himself-he generally gets throne
I on Omevith:.his club before fcrttiW .-ui.
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9 -yv- S -
Tilings happened pretty thick
and fast after that before the fire
was put out and the smoke began
to slow down in its steady puff's
from all openings in 'the building.
Then we heard these magic words,
"Well, the fire's all out."
We saw the editor reach for
the phone, and the ball started
rolling on our rehabilitation plans.
New York, Washington, Atlanta,
and other points were called . . .
The spirit of The Mountaineer was
undimmed by disaster, for the
foundation of a new future was
begun. The paper must carry on
ji was a gooa tmng lor us
that we heard those phone calls
before we looked in the shop for
me damage, Because when we
saw one linotype machine on top
of the other, fallen through to
the basement, we took resort in
the way a woman usually shows
her feelings!. We had been with
the business too long, not to know
what that meant. But we remem
bered the phone calls, and we
tried to keep a stiff upper lip, and
bear in mind, that we, like the
owners had no time to indulge in
postmortems. We looked at the
hooks that less than two hours
ago contained pages of copy we
had written, lost in the fire that
must be done over again, in addi
tion to other work. Kor we knew
that a paper would be published.
No, not in Waynesville, but ma
chines would be found somewhere
in Western Carolina to set up our
type and print our paper.
J. E. Barr "Do you think we
can have permanent peace with
out an international police force?"
Ben Colkitt "I would like to
see the following two questions
aked in 'The Voice of the Peo
ple': "Do you think that people ore
turning to religion as a result of
the war?"
"Do you think that training in
Scouting has been a definite ad
vantage to men in the service?"
Then coming back to the edi
tor's office with the floor stand
ing in water we heard plans be
gin to unfold to get out The
Mountaineer on the 18th of Janu
ary, just as if nothing had hap
pened. So we knew that we had
no. time to think of that pile of
burned machinery and caved in
flooring, but we must catch the
vision of restoration and work on
in the future and not the past.
We had other idea for this col
umn, but they did not seem to
fit in with our mood, so we filed
the intended column for the 18th
to another week. We wanted you
to get the idea of how a paper
picks up its troubles and goes
marching on.
In fact there are always silver
linings to trouble if you only look
for them. As we watched the
firemen and others Work to save
the property not their own, ac-
Howard Clapp "What phase
of agriculture enterprise would
you like to see stressed in Hay
wood county during the next five
is no financial incentive to keep
him here more than HO days, but
after this time he loses money
fast. Incidentally, legislators n
few years ago received only $200
for a term. In South Carolina,
the law-makers regularly vote
themselves a bonus when they run
beyond the time limit, but our con
stitution prevents such a move in
North Carolina.
BOST After all these years of
reporting, Tom Bost, who prob
ably is the smartest man in the
State, is at last on the radio.
Several years ago, Mr. Bost was
offered the same broadcast nov
done by Carl Goerch, but he turn
ed it down. During the Legisla
ture, he will be on the Tobacco
Network six stations in Eastern
North Carolina, including, WRAL
in Raleigh five nights each week
from 8:15 to 8:30. .He's good,
too, but don't try to hear him un
less you happen to be within 25
miles of Raleigh, Goldsboro, Wil
son, Greenville, Fayetteville, or
New Bern,
M. H. Bowles "What are your
post war plans?"
J. W. Kill!.,, "What do you
think is the best thing we could
do here for the men when they
return after being discharged
from the service?"
SOUTH BEND, Indiana. The
desperate manpower shortage was
stressed here when Emeral M. Cal-
ALCOHOL Don't etpect the
Legislature to interfere in any
way with the present method of
handling alcoholic beverages in
North Carolina. It now looks as
if all bills against the sale of wine
beer, whiskey, brandy, tequila, or
what have you, will die aborning,
EAST - Although Oscar Rich
ardson, of Union Courtty, is Speak
er of the House, the East pretty
much runs things in the House as
the result of various rules and
regulations now in effect there ro-
garding the passage of bills. Thrise.
adopted under the Broughton ad
ministration, have done more than
anything else to prevent a State
wide referendum on whiskey. The
lb North Carolina counties hav
ing whiskey stores sold $16,354.-
954.16 worth of liquor from June
1, 1943. to June 1, 1944. In other
words, a little more than one ea
Ion of whiskey was sold for each
resident of these counties during
tnose iz montns.
L l
(The International Uniform
Lesson on the above topic for
Jan. zi U Matthew 4:23-6:18, the
Memory Versa being' John 11:42.
i nou neareax mm always. .)
IN OUR last lesson we read
that Jesus went about teaching
and neaiing me sick in mind and
body. His fame spread through
all Syria, and multitudes followed
Qur lesson tndav Is f h utanrt
ards for living which Jesus set
while He was among men on
earin in oiner words, tne Ser-
rnon on the Mount. If we lived
according to Mis rules so set
uown, we wouia oe iruiy good
people, those who bless the earth
and do untold good to others. A
Ufa so lived would do more to
convince people Of the truths' of
Christianity , than any other , one
"And seeing the multitudes, He
went up Into a mountain: and
when he was set. His disciples
came unto Him; ,
"And He opened His mouth and
taught lihem., saying:
"blessed ate the poor In spirit"
thus begin the Beautitudes.
The first wor.d la "Blessed" which
meais "Happy." Happy will Ve
person be who Is poor in spirit
not In our generally accepted
meaning of that word. Not
'yellow," pot mean spirited, but
poor In heart so that he feels the
need of spiritual growth and
strives to enrich his soul. Even
the richest man In earthly wealth
may feel this' need for more
spiritual riches and become an
inheritor of the kingdom of
Bletised Arc the Mourners
Blessed arr they that mourn,
f'ii they shall be comforted." So
many 8 re mourning now in this
tal world, but those that. In spite
ut their sorrows, try to help
t hers, shall surely be comforted.
lilc.ssed are the meek, for they
sviall inherit the earth. A meek
person't boasting of his tor
I mi virtue, doesn't talk by the
hieir of what be has done and
whw to do. Dnesn't insist that
I :- ix ai.vays in the right In a
dispute, hut realizes and acknowl
edges he may be wrong tj
LikewiiM Pi-J " -M
hunger and tLIrikt aet.
ness. for they shall be aD
is easy ta sea , .ri
aeek to know what is rhUJ
striv. .i.., .J'r r tlm
w UO IT u.J
riches, this him. .'.I
, . -tw ana g
bring peace and true ha-J
Likewise tha mri..rl
who do not ondmn othiiJ
are kind snd r. ,.t'U
who treat their fcii,81!
living things compass
.. ... arioui(
j WI uiuiiseives.
Peacemakers Called RuJ
Blessed are the peaces
They shall be called
God." It may be right J
to, a Just nd righteous ,
After the battles comes the,
making. How th
1 """" .
J " ngmeous met
women to make peace that
last because no ini.i...
done. So in private live, i
who help to make and keec
peace are blessed.
Those who are persecute,
reviled because th
not understand th richtJ
....... --o-wvm
vi meir views or actions, i
also be blessed. "Theirs
kingdom of heaven."
Christ also Interpreted
ancient Jewish laws in .
way. His law of lov . ,J
you have an enemy, instead
naung mm, you should love
pray for him. and rtn
him. Is this too much t& sil
ust wo. it is not. Our ntl
w may oe our enemv m-
man or woman across fh .J
or members of
Jesus told us not to go to chj
nu pray or offer sacrifices tJ
nrsi we snould be reconciled
this person with whom we h
quarreled, and then we may, a
ttcan nearis, oner our prayen
Finally. Jesus aav "D.
therefore perfect, even 'as J
r auier wnien is in heaven."
Is that too high an aspirate
We may not attain to It, but
can try hard and all the ti
It is our ideal, and if w. ,
best, surely God will be pleil
anu give us his blessing
nutributed by King Features Syndicate, ln.
A Scalloped Dinner Dish
Made With Dehydrated Coir
HAVE YOU experimented with
dehydrated foods T 1 have to a
certain extent, and found them
very satisfactory. 1 have a number
o recipes for cooking and serving
them. Our postwar cooking will be
different, what with a more abun
dant use of frozen fruits and vege
table and " dehydrated foods!
Mt.kes life interesting doein't it?
Today's Menu
Baked Fish
Baked Sweet Potatoes
Scalloped Corn and Tomatoes
Lettuce Salad
Apple Meringue Dessert . Tea
Scalloped Corn and Tomatoes
To cook dehydrated corn, soak
m cups corn in 8 cups water for
about 2 hours in covered pan; add
teaspoon salt, cover, and bring
slowly to boiling about 5 min
utes. Boil gently 20 to 25 minutes.
Makes 3 cups.
2 Mi e. fresh or
canned to
matoes 9 e. drained
cooked dehy
drated corn
U c. minced
1 tap. salt
cooked corn
tap. sugar (if
2 tbsp. minced
green pepper
Soft bread
tomatoes, drained
minced onion, green
Pepper, sugar, salt and pepper.
and place in baking dish altera
layers of this mixture and so
bread crumbs ( 1 to 2 cuns fur m
recipe), ending with bread crural
uoz witn tat ano bake in a ma
erateiy hot oven (375 degrees
20 to 30 minutes.
Apple Meringue Dessert
3 tbsp. lard or
blended short
ening l'A c. sifted
W c. sugar
2 tap. bakinf
Vi tsp. salt
2 egg yolks
c milk
2 c. thinly sliced c. brown
tart apples sugar
2 egg whites 1 c. sugar
fhlt. in rH nr nthar ahnrtinil!l
into flour which has been sift
With bakinp nowrier anlt ut
an cm r nntil rvtivnw a Mneiolmi
O ' 1.1 1 .1 ,v V M yil-'..." t
oi comment Mix egg yolks wn
mim ana aaa to ary ingredients
Mix hist enorwh to blend inCTM
tents. prea, biscuit dough ui
greased mat pan, spread a
slices over doue-h. sDrdnkle '
brown sugar, cover with merinH
maae oy oeating egg wnites ui
Stiff but nnr drv. then add
suerar e-radnallv. Rent verv
i , . ...
dbko in 4uu -degrees if . oven
minutes. Serves 12.
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