THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 8, J
Pt 2 f.
THE WAYNESVILLE MOUNTAINEER
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ICES. HILDA WAY GWYK Associate Editor
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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 1945
RATION POINTS LOST
Now we are aware of the fact that wh n
a country is at war emergencies arise from
time to time that demand drastic changes.
But even so we feel that the OPA made
a bad move when they cancelled without
warning ration points that thrifty house
wives had been saving up. It was in the
nature of breaking a contract.
Now if they wished to cut down. say.
on the amount of sugar in the future there
would have been to our mind a much bet
ter way than to have broken a promise.
The confidence of the public must be kept
even in w ar time.
AFTER VICTORY, WHAT?
We have faith that America will retain
her democratic ideals after the war is over
and victory comes, vet there are danger
signals along the route to that much long
ed for goal.
We hear much about what the govern
ment is going to do for the men after the
war. Jobs are to be supplied. The gov
ernment going "to try to hold down
prices. These things are right and should
be part of the American picture, but on
the other hand we must bear in mind that
the more we ask of the government the
less freedom we will have.
Too much government control might
tend to destroy the freedom of the indi
vidual to build anew after the war is over
and "the right of ownership is more im
portant than ownership itself."
THE VOICE OF AMERICA
Perhaps the following editorial from
The Reidsville Review would not have im
pressed us so much had it not been for
the appreciative letters from the men in
our armed forces who have brought to us
what the news from home can mean w hen
you are thousands of miles removed :
The greatest newspaper in America is
not published in New York. Chicago,' Phil
adelphia, Boston or Los Angeles, or in any
other great city.
On the contrary, the greatest newspa
per in America today is issued in some 10,
000 editions, fifty-two times a year, pub
lished in some 9,500 newspaper offices in
7,500 different tow ns ard villages through
out the United States and Canada which
offices occupy a combined floor space far
in excess of that occupied by the great Em
pire State building in New York City plus
that of the great Wrigley building, Chi
cago. No, the best newspapers are not publish
ed in our biggest cities. They do not oc
cupy our finest buildings or operate our
fastest presses. They are located in towns
and cities of all sizes, in all parts of the
country, and are edited by men of various
capacities and diverse views. Theyare the
voices ' of their respective communities,
dedicated unreservedly to the common
good, and speak the language of the every
day men and women who maintain them
with their patronage.
We never drift far from home that we
f not Welcome the home-town newspaper.
It U the voice of America.
Apparently; nothing makes the Senate
madder ' than .someone trying to keep it
from" spending; a few million dollars.
Ohio State Journal. r '
PUBLIC HEALTH NURSES
The record of the Haywood County
public health nurses as shown in the article
written for The Mountaineer last week by
Mrs." J. Rufus McCracken, supervisor of
the nurses in the district health depart
ment, should give us a very good idea of
the splendid work that is being cttrried on
by rhiz, department.
In the schools, in the homes of the. re
mote sections of the county this health
supervision is carried on by our public
health nurses. When we consider that
we have two nurses to our 34,804 popula
tion against the fact that one is recom
mended for every 5.000 population, we
should appreciate even more the manner
in which these two have served the most
needy cases, as well as hundreds of others.
There is nothing .glamorous about the
work of the public health nurses here in
our county. Unless one makes it their
business to find out they might not know
of the comfort and aid to health these
nurses give to hundreds f families, who
might not have the benefit of medical care.
They are teaching our people the gospel
of good health. They are teaching them
the wisdom of preventing diseases from
developing and otten avoiding the spread
of contagious diseases by recognizing them 1
in their early stages.
If there is any doubt in the minds of
a Haywood County citizen that this service
is not needed we recommend that they visit
the local draft board and check the num
ber of men turned down on account of!
physical defects, and we feel sure that all ,
doubts will vanish.
"Not coaaideriaf casualties aad
separations caased ky the Armed
Forcas. what tacriacea Bare we
made, if any, that outweigh our
material gains ia wages, price
and other icnaaoea aad a higher
standard of Iiiag7'( Queatioa
suggested by M. G- Stamey).
World" War Now Brings
Twilight of theKings
Dr. Tom StriagBeld "I don't
think we at home have made any."
Dr C. N. Sisk "The only an--wer
1 can ma we is 'none'."
Mi Edna McKay "None.''
J. C. Brawn "Speaking a. a
teacher 1 have gained nothing in
salaries, hut only in experience."
Linwood Grahl "I can't think
of a single sacrifice that enuals
what those in service are making."
Cba.. E. Ray "As I see
haven't made anv sacri- .
Special to Central Press
m WASHINGTON The handwriting is on the wall so far
crowned heads of Europe are concerned. You can mark a ft
that moat will not return to thrones.
The tip-off is in the diplomatically Impersonal term -regtt
Normally, a regent is appointed to serve until an under age tt
arch attains majority.
But in World var 11 ine itnn puw-enui niJ
and no one knows u Deuer man voige m urrece and ftlt
Peter's throne has practically oeen puuea rrom under hin
Marshal Tito and nia soviet supporter!
Greece, the real precedent for Europe iS
A regency has been set up. but fighting goe
Ttlin V iriuauv ciirninairs rwiir Vjeoree dl
I Mi domination are readv to orotest tha .11
of King H&aKon. wno in peace-lime na.J an n
ably democratic monarchy. Ravages cf war J
t:.-AH ornimhhnPB even there.
It "? 3 b o-
I pretenders to f rencn. tpaiusn and Ami
I i")r-s thrones can be written off as Europe moves
I ia wave or rauicaiisni aiiu uiuiar poiuitai mJ
HERE and THERE
HILDA WAY GWYN
J. H. Way "I don't think we
have made any sacrifices,"
Mary Mock "Absolutely
J. Yatet Bailey "We have not
HITLER THE MYTH MAKER
The following taken from an editorial
which appeared during the past week in
the New York Herald Tribune sums up
Hitler and his fale statements to the Ger
man people in a manner that manv his
torians will not doubt record down the
future years :
"Napoleon it has been said spent the
last years on St. Helena manufacturing the
Napol eonic myth. Hitler never ceased to
manufacture his own as he has gone along.
They have btien many and various from
the beer-cellar days on down, shifting
with every wind of political necessity.
"The first source of all Germany's mis
eries, as the 'economic destruction and an
nihilation of the Versailles dictate,' operat
ing through a 'Jewish international world
plot' succeeded so well that by 1933 Ger
many had been reduced to conditions of
'permanent unemployment, ruined indus-
i ew organization anil the number
elitrjble save us a considerable
shock. More than 10.000 Aus
tralia:! irls, wives and sweethearts
of U. S. service men now station
ed in that war theatre, who ex
pect someday to be citizens of
ti.e fnited States have organized
Wouldn't you have themselves into cluhs to study life
hi the I mteci states. They plan
to learr. all they can about the
American way of life, in prepara
tion of peacetime prospects. There
are said to be several branches
of the organization. In Melbourne
a!oi c there are 700 members in I mated
the club. In New Wales there I vehicles
are members, and
We have seer, 'c :r.uch sorrow
come out of the war news, with
out growing casualty lists., that
it was heartening to get news,
that while tinged with sadness
held much hope. We refer to
the release of the American pris
oners hehi ry tne Japs tor nearly
!'(.eu to nave watiheO tne laves
of the tith Ranger battalion as
they greeted the pnsoneis and set .
their countrymen free. Think of '
the happy homes and the joy that
came to the families of these
men. Then consider how little
hope these prisoners held as the
weary months grew i.'.to years as
they existed on starvation diet,
watching their ni.iiies grow weak
er day by dav. Then saw their
comrades leave never to return,
meeting sime mysteiious death. 1
Of those rescued :t is reported
that nearly 100 were too weak to ;
walk. Twip are said to have died ,
within sight of the American lines. ,
Their bodies were too wasted to
stand the shock of rescue. No
mattei whether these men won in,
battle or not. they gave their best,
and to us they are very special
heroes. Their treatment at the J
hands of the Japs should make us j
realize as never before that the
Japs must be conquered complete- ;
!y. They must be bowed in utter
defeat, lest they rise again in an-1
other attempt to strangle the
world. We do not mean to preach
the go-pel of hate, but rather to
save the world from such treat
ment in the future a.- has been
Mr.. Edith P. Alley Tiisre
gardmg any gains or losses civil-
ians could never equal any sacri-
fice made by the boy or girl in ;
Travel In Park
Down 47 Percent
Travel in the Park during the
month of January totaled an es-ti-
262 persons in 1,662
this is 47 per cent less
other i persons visiting this park than in
an hes at e located in Brisbane, January. 1944. Of this number
Perth an.! Adelaide. We like the I practically all (89 per cent! were
spirit of these Australian girls ! from the local states of Tennessee
who hope to become Americans, i and North Carolina. Of this num
but, between us we hated to see bei approximately 36.' were mem
10. 0io American potential hus- hers of the armed forces,
bands in this day of manpower; Travel is estimated by com par
shortage lost to our own Ameri-' in actual travel counts made at
We hope none of them . certain period of the month with
na-k home waiting for actual counts made at correspond
rn. I ing periods of the preceding year.
ha.i a gi
In la,-t .Sunday's column, by Nell
Rattle Lewi.- in the Raleigh News
ami Obsei ver. we found the fol
lowing, contributed to her by a
Mrs. Granville D. Voueht. of Ra
leigh. Ir. the ongina! you may
Since wir.ing of Haywood oun
i tv Day out in Honolulu, another
try. prostrate commerce. Adolf Hitler i such observance ha been rep nt-
i . i . i ed to us that was heid in Bam-
thereupon took over, reinvigorated and re-b)iilpe Mil ( aroi Giani 1T.y,.ai.
militarized this desolate nation, with the ' old son of Mr. and Mis. Linwood
ijiahl. who with eight or nine otn
high purpose of preserving both it and
Europe from the 'Asiatic' and Jewish men-
K... U f U: . Ilium. 1.
net:, uui i in inr pt-i i ji m a nc r in uus mil- Township Hi student
structive labor we were granted only
years of peace, according to Hitler.
the Torv tabby had been
to London to visit the Queen,
wnieh. of course, would never do
in this world today. So slightly
amended, the idea is:
"Pussv fat. Pus.-y Cat, where have
I've been to Washington, Frank
l'n I've seen.
Pu-sv Cat. Pussy Cat. what did
you do there?
I chased Fala under the Presi
Now we believe that it would
be a pretty good thing for Pussv
to stay around the white
Pvt. Ray Shoaf Now
In The British Isles
Pvt. Richard Ray Shoaf, son of
G. Z. Shoaf and the late Meile
Lee Shoaf. of Waynesville. has
arrived somewhere on the British
He was inducted at Camp Croft,
and has been in the service for
two years. He as stationed at
Camp Wheeler. Ga.. for fourteen
months, where he served as MP.
Other training camps were: Fort
Jackson. Camp Baikley. Texas,
Camp Ellis, 111., and Station Is
land, New York.
His wife and small daughter
are residing with her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. P. L. Putnam, of
have had a
reunion. In the group were forty
boss from this community, all
taking their boot tiaining at Bain-
'It is a phrase really superb of its kind i bridge eight were members of
last vear s football team ot tne
local high Carol's commanding
i-r high school bovs voiunteei ed . Cat
in the Navy and left thi area !a.-t ', for he has been exposed to public 55.5Jr HerrtAt-f Plnft
I months, writes that Waynesville , House, if she can intimidate Fala, 7 .. . .. .
notice enough of late. To our In Knplish Hncnital
would nave anninnated her in 1920 had bom
they not then been 'too weak
officer played tackle last year on
the Bainbridge team so he writes
there was a lot of good football
talk. We know it must mean much
to these boys to meet so many
folks from back home. Incident
ally Carol writes that :t is so cold
in Bainbridge. he believes it is
nearer the North Pole than it looks
on the map ami that he has had
but then the main purpose of the myth is, j
of course, to conceal the fact that it was
Hitler himself who refused to 'grant Ger
many more than six years of peace". In
1939 he gloried in plunging on into the
war; today he cannot even admit to him
self that he was the author of all the dis-
nter whir-ri ho hu hrnno-ht rlnu'ii cm P,(.r.
' l . .. 1 . c .... 1 1. 1 .. . I
TI . , ..... , , nis ursl i leans nil oieasiasi aim
many. He began by annihilating Poland ; iike,i 'em.
(to save her from the Russians), who' 4,
f l"IIUlliji ll'MII vnc vji ecu."-
Iaily News, written by Tom'
he went on ' Bost veteran newspaper reporter.
to annihilate the west, again apparently to Smith is the former Dollie Lee.
save it from Asiatic Bolshevism; but when ! of Waynesville. stricken with in-
. i-.., , i fantile naralvsis. and a patient
he finally got around in 1941 to attacking ' f(li many months at Duke Hospit
the real enemv of civilization, his original I al- Mr5 Smith made a wonderful
recoverv and this winter has re
Victims, due to the Strange blindness of ' turned to active life in Raleigh,;
plutocracies and democracies, refused to ivhere ,e has made so many
' friends in her adopted home. She
help him. They attacked him instead. greeted the guests calling at the
mansion at the reception given
by the new Governor and Mrs.
Cherry, as part of the inaugural
"Mrs. Willis Smith, of Raleigh,
had one of those Franklin Roose-;
veit visitations about a year ago,
S Sgt. Herbert Moore Plott,
Jr., is a patient in an English
hospital, according to advice re
ceived by his parents, Mr. and
.Mrs. H. il. Plott, of route two.
notion of the htne.-s of things in
this critical era he has taken up
too much space in our daily pa
peis that might well have been
devoted to more vita! subjects.
In fact Pussy Cat might be "sick
er, n an tne Koosevelt nogs and , Sgt. Plott left Waynesville with
"Ul l''rm 1,1 lne,r Places not tnat the National Guard in September
w-e object to dogs, but we do like 1940. and has been in the Euro
them in the JjacKground. Pean theatre since February 1944
YOU'RE TELLING ME!
By WILUAM WTT
Central Press Writer
snowshoes, the thaw set in.
:4 irnents. In the Balkans. Soviet influence has J
Queen Wilhelmino completely established, and Carol of RulrJ
may as well stay in exile
Belgian underground leaders are piqued 6ver retention of PrJ
Pierlot and King Leopold's return is dououul. Hollands Q;
.Vilhelmina is popular and may come back.
The situation leaves Sweden and England just about the i
sure-to-survive monarchies in Europe.
THE MOVE BY SENATOR ALEXANDER WILEY (R 0fV
ronsin to have tresioeni nooseveu k wim nun iu mime ma
references the chairman and ranking minority member of the sJ
te foreign relations committee is doomed to failure.
Wiley is considering a resolution to implement his recommem
lion, but it appears doomed in the committee itself. Practict
every Democrat would vote against it as precedent-shatterinn
embarrassing to the administration.
The Wiley proposal which some day may bear fruit will, in
opinion of observers, wait a long time before any report reaches ti
THE MEXICAN AMBASSADOR. Francttto C&slillo Najd
dean of the Washington diplomatic corps, went to London reed
to help ' liquidate'" the League of Nations and its assets and aj
back with five Paris hat boxes.
After the conference was over, Najera boarded a plane for M
and reportedly made a hasty tour of the Rue Royale's faskJ
shops. As he climbed back in the big airliner, he carried five pf
ball-weight hat boxes. Then he and his family left Washinra
tor Mexico City to attend the wedding of his son.
Observers guessed they may figure in his effort to put Med
City on the map as a fashion center that the new Paris creatkj
worn by ladies of his family may serve as models to stir the
terest of his country's milliners.
THE STAND OF SECRETARY ' OF STATE EDWARD
STETTINIUS. JR.. in opposition to the Palestine resolution ii
sharp contrast to that of his former chief, Cordell Hull.
Hull told Rep. Sol Bloom (D.) of New York, chairman of (
House foreign affairs committee, that he had no objection to I
i-soiuiiun cluing iui uiiresincieu iiiiniigraiiuii or jews 10 raoa
War Secretary Henry L. Stimson withdrew his ob
jection and the committee recommended House
Stettinius" objections, however, before the Senate
foreign relations committee, considering the same
resolution, blocked it. and the House rules committee
lienied the House resolution the right of way.
As a result, both resolutions died, to the dissapointment of miN
of Jpws and liberals who anticipated approval in both th? How
and Senate because of backing it had received from PresiilM
Roosevelt and members of both houses
Jesus and the' Twelve
HIGHLIGHTS "ON . THE SUNDAY SCHOOL" LESSON
"So now he has reduced Germany to a
state of death, devastation and suffering,
beside which the 'economic' annihilation
of Versailles and of 1933 must seem a
paradise, now that his evil policies have
worked out to their inevitable and terrible ! infantile paralysis, and the wife
i , . , . . , , i of this illustrious capital city law
end, he consigns the democracies to 'Judas; yer knows al) about an attack
Bolshevism' and himself prepares to go I bch the President, has made
1 I.- l j . , ! MIOWII ctil I.I1CI li. C Kllllll.
uuwii ugming a mucn rmsunaersiooa sui
ferer for civilization.
"Such is the myth, rounded, self con
sistent, at total variance with every page
in the black arid actual record. He be
lieves it himself, maybe others even will
believe it. And the strange thing is that
in all probability as the years go by, as the
thunders of the guns and the shrieks of
the dying fade, plenty of people in Ger
many will believe it and cause endless
trouble again as a result."
WITH ONE POOCH falling
heir to J20.0Q0 and another get
ting an "A" airplane priority, the
phrase "leading a dog's life" has
just about lost all its old mean
ing. ; I i
Well, you know, "every dog
has his day." And this seems
to be IT.
; i t
Bliuard bound Grand pappy
Jenkins soft he wished he'd
converted from auto tire to skit.
; ; i
jfeanwhile, Zadok Dumkopf
complains that the day he finally
learned the trick of walking on
The man at the next desk
says he went into a smoke shop
to get some cigarets aad came
out with a pack of reasonablt
Author of a velum on magic
soys it took him many years to
write. Sounds like a difficult trick.
; j ;
The speed of light,' w tro
now told, is not as rapid m
astronomers once thought ' But
the motorist trying to get
through on the green before it
turns red will dispute that'
THE OLD HOME TOWN v
With the county commissioners, the
county , board of health and the county
farm agents taking on the job at this stage,
we feel confident that the disease will be
checked before any great damage can be
bhe never was much of a
Democrat, being the daughter of
the late William Thomas Lee. to
deride any Democrat. But being
the wife of an exceptionally suc
cessful man who must have clients
in the big money, she does hear 1
things which are hurled at both '
the White House and Rooeevelt.
Before Mr. Smith went as a dele-1
gate to the National convention in '
July she had recovered sufficiently j
to make sure of just two things, j
Her husband's attendance upon j
the national convention ; her own j
purpose never to say anything j
very hard of Franklin Roosevelt. !
She was not made perfect throueh i
suffering ; She already was per-1
feet. She just became a fellow
"And Thursday evening she
stood in a receiving line at the I
mansion, stood from beginning to
end. Softened sentimentally, she
was but strengthened by the pres
We read during the week of a
do no pgfci i r
NAME cm UlZif
I v wkohc sice of -rue
PES-. SLOOP FO
I AX UWT SAISAM PEASOOV
By NEWMAN CAMPBELL
(The Internationa) tmifnrm r
on on the above topic for Feb-
ury ii u Matthew 10-11. the
Memory Verse being John 15:14,
"Y are My friend. If ye do the
things which I command you.")
JESUS ' CALLED ' HU 12 'dis
elplea to Him and "gave them
power against unclean spirits, to
cast them out and to heal all
manner of sickness and all man
ner of disease."
I wonder how many people can
recite the names of the 12 dla
ciples.' Here they are: Simon
Peter and his brother Andrew;
James and his brother John,
Philip Md Bartholomew-Thomas
and Matthew; James, 'son of
Alphaeus, and 'Lebbaeus.j whose
surname was Thaddaeus.. Simon
the Cannanite and Juda Iscarlot
Jeans sent the 12 out telling
ttem to "preach, saying. The
Wngdom of heaven' is at hand"
They were to heal ' the , sick.'
cleanse the, lepers, etc.. . no gold
"er or even extra clothing,
were to be taken, "for the work
man is worthy of his meat." They'
were, on nearing a town, 'to in
cjulre "who In It is worthy." pos-'
ibly where they. would be wel
come., and stay I there Where
they were not welcomed and en
tertained, they were to shake the
dust of that town from their feet.
.u ucquaw punishment would
be metedout.to.thes Inhospit
Warns of Enemies
V JMUS'W,nid:lHl3 disciples to
"ware of men: "for they wul
Uver you up to the councils."
WJen this happened they should
no thought as to what they
it shall be given you ta that same
hour what ye shall speak. For It
not y that speak but the spirit
wyour rather. which speakeU. in
"And ye shall be hated of all
mea for My sake; but ha that
to U,. end shall
aJSL'?"" Pw-scuted In
ty, Jesua told ths 12, "Be.
thIl.f.T1DOtthm whlch kl"
th! S,..bl!t.Wnot ble 10 w
"to dertro, both aoS
body in hell,"
!JfT. Ju . asks. -and
erthem shall not fall en the
" without your rather ; -
Tear y not, therefore, ye in
mors yalua "than many
.im . m. i AltMfl
that His toachlnn will not SRSf
peace to those who believe,. 1t
a swora. 4 It wui separate m
Km "inil man'a fua hill
they of his own household.'' &
many times since then hu
liglon separated and antigona
I . . . ... t ilul
yjfm ui uie same laum.,
. - 0lB v. LIIO... ' .
taxeth , not his cross, t and id
loweth after Me is not worttiji
Me." .V . And "He that Hn
his life ahaU lose it; and
loseth Ms life for My sake
find it." Believing and prt
tag the wav of life of the S
shall be rewarded no matter
hard the road and what pn
paid for the struggle..
Reward Would FoUoW
Those who were good to ttf
U'nnM k:tvinll "WhOtOCt
shall give to drink unto one
thu. rm m run Of O)
waior only in wo aaruc - -j
ciple,' verily I say unto yon
shall in no wise lose hu rewari I
TtM. .ntuwl. HrribeiJ 1
Matthew occurred, pro'rj
earlier In rhrlat's ministry. Jl
had been In prison for some m
due to his criticism of Hm1
life with his sisUr-ln-law. W
dias. k He may have felt di
Ku ana loneuy. - j
sent two of his disciples "J
If Jesus really was the Me"
or not. 4 Jesus answered him
telline; them to report to JotiJ"
things that were 1 being
"The blind rclvetheir
and the lame walkthe W
are cleanaed. and the deaf Z
the- dead ar raised up.
poor have the gospel preacW"
them. And blessed is he- wl
ever snail not oe onenucu
s Jesus then praised John t
the peopleA. haying m IT
"Among tnem mat r
women. there hath 'not r"
greater man .than John tM "
Such men a John, and eventM
r. Mriain te l
own m man, wem - .
censured and doubted. John ,
and they said. "He hath
The Son cf Man came eating j
drinking and they J"-"
ieam or Me; rar ,. w
lnwlw In Mi-- and Vt StlSU
rest for your souhi. yX-
is easy, ana ijr uuiu. - - -
liAi4liUi UJitJtmfa JfyLdJa4a, JJ.