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THURSDAY, APRIL 19, 1915
(One Day Nearer Victory)
Check Your Brakes
During a six-week period, from April 15
until June 1, the police of the nation will
check the brakes of all cars, according to
state highway patrol, the city police and
safety departments. The object is to help
make cars last longer and to reduce acci
dents. The brake check will be timely, it was
pointed out, "because, usually accidents in
crease sharply in the spring. Since cars
on the average are twice as old today as they
were before the war, they are more likely
to suffer breakdowns. The brake check
should be an invaluable aid in holding the
line against the certain threat.
The program is sponsored by the Inter
national Association of Police, and is sup
ported by nearly 100 national organizations,
including the Office of Defense Transporta
tion and U. S. Army Service Forces. Police
throughout North Carolina are cooperating
in this national program.
As was declared by General Somervell,
chief of the U. S. Army Service Forces, when
he endorsed this program, "Every automobile
in America must be regarded as a weapon
in our all-out war effort. No new cars will
be made until after the war yet, last year,
a quarter million were damaged so badly in
accidents, they went to the scrap heap."
A simple brake check has been devised
which will take a police officer only a minute
to make. It is to be hoped that all motor
ists will cooperate in this war-time program
by having their brakes checked voluntarily
at repair shops and by making sure the
entire car is in safe operation condition.
Traffic accidents have taken the lives of
more than three quarters of a million human
beings in the nation during the past 25 years,
have crippled countless others, and have
piled up economic losses running into billions
Motorists can assist by getting their
brakes and other parts of the car tested
and repaired as occasion demands. With
public cooperation, the program will accom
plish its two-fold objective: a saving of our
most essential home-front weapon of war--transportation
; and prevention of the loss
of thousands of lives and limbs
The Right Note
We are much gratified to note that the
ministers of the community are planning to
keep the churches open on the day that the
combat lines in the European theatre fire
their last shot. We are glad that the en
tire community will unite in a community
service on that day in a church.
While our hearts will be rejoicing on .that
day, our observance should not turn to
boisterous celebrations. It should be a day
of thanksgiving to the Heavenly Father, that
at last the fighting has ceased.
To many the day will bring mingled
emotions. It will bring joy and sadness.
For it will mean to many that the war has
ended in that area, but that their son will
not be returning, for he lies buried some
where in Holland, somewhere in Belgium,
somewhere jn France or somewhere in Ger
many. They will rejoice with those who
will have their families returning, but their
hearts will be sore for their own loved ones.
Those who have only joy for their own
coming home should turn with sympathy to
those who suffer with aching hearts, and so
from neither angle should the day take the
turn of festive gaiety. The price has been
too great ' "
We Mourn His Death
The death of President' Roosevelt last
Thursday shocked the world and the impact
of which has been felt throughout the United
States and in every corner of the globe. On
last Friday morning practically every per
son we contacted seemed to feel the loss
of a personal friend.
The tragedy of his death coming at the
climax of his greatest usefulness to his
country and to the world brought a realiza
tion to everyone that he held a unique and
distinctive place in the hearts of American
citizens and of the world. He was the
greatest leader of his time, and perhaps of
all times in the United States.
We have produced great leaders in Amer
ica, but they have not had to deal with such
complicated problems as has President
Roosevelt. They have not been faced with
such stupendous international problems.
We are deprived of that great leadership
at a critical era in our history and the his
tory of the world. While he will be re
membered as a great leader, he will also go
down in history as the great leader of world
affairs. He had worked long for peace and
he was looking forward to translating his
plans into reality.
President Roosevelt steered this country
through a great domestic crisis and he was
in the midst of guiding the entire world in
laying the foundation of an enduring peace.
We had all thought of President Roose
velt as laying the final plans in San Fran
cisco, but "his spirit will be there and the
rest of us can only hope and pray that his
vision will shajH' the immortal pact for
which the world waits."
Sincere at all times, it was interesting
how often his critics came around to see
in the long run, that he was right in his
policies. While we know that he was a
great man, we feel that in time history will
accord him a place all alone in greatness
the greatest distinction ever given to an
American citizen. He was not only a citi
zen of the United States of America, but
of the world that mourns with us in this
Just A Loan
It would be difficult to estimate what Mr.
and Mrs. ,J. M. Long have done to adver
tise this section and how far reaching the
golf course and country club have been in
bringing people to this area.
Visitors wishing to play golt, who seem
of late years to be in a big majority, were
beginning to mark Waynesville off their list
as possible vacation spots. They were going
where they could have climate and scenery,
and their favorite outdoor sport. They were
passing us up, and they were the kind of
people we were wanting to stop and stay
Then Mr. and Mrs. Long came to the
rescue. While they developed a profitable
business for themselves in the Waynesville
country club and golf cours, they also ren
dered a service to the community that can
not be reckoned in dollars and cents alone.
They built up a patronage which drew
people from all over the country. Visitors
came one season, told their friends about
the place and the latter would come the next
year to join their friends. And so on and
on it went, and those stopping in Waynes
ville were given the privilege of playing on
the course, so the numbers of visitors in
creased all over the area.
After selling the property, Mr. and Mrs.
Long purchased a beautiful home in Hen
dersonville, in which they are now residing.
We have it upon good authority that they
plan to live in Hendersonville until after the
duration and then return to Waynesville, and
build a home on their property overlooking
the golf course. We hope that they do not
change their minds. In the meantime we
want to remind the folks over in Hender
sonville that we are just loaning Mr. and
Mrs. Long to them for the duration and
that they are merely visiting, for not so
long we are hoping. Their place in our
community life will be waiting for them
and they will be greatly missed during their
Entire Nation Mourns Death I
Of Franklin D. Roosevelt;
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What time and bow did you hear
of the death of President Roose
velt and what were your reactions?
A. E. Ward "We got it on the
radio around 5 o'clock. In short
my reaction was that there was
not a man in the world who could
take his place. "
Henderson Jones "I live by
myself in the country, without a
radio or a phone, or a paper and
in coming into town on Saturday
morning on the bus I read for
the first time the headlines of a
paper in a newsstand telling me of
President Roosevelt's death. I
thought he was one of the great
est leaders and I have wondered
who would be called upon to take
Mrs. Rufus Long "I first heard
the sad news at church, Long's
Chapel, on Thursday night around
7 o'clock. My reaction was that
the nation and every individual
had lost a friend."
Rev. Walter West "I happened
to run up to Sylva to see a friend
on Thursday afternoon and he told
me around 5 o'clock. I was ter
ribly shocked. I think at this
critical time it was a great cal
amity that he should go. 1 wish
he could have lived until he had
seen victory and helped build the
world peace. I think the com
mon man has lost his greatest
FRANKLIN DELANO ROOSEVELT
JAN I' A BY :i0, 1882 APRIL 12, 1945.
S THE runs of America's fighting forces sounded ever
closer the doom of Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan,
Franklin Delano Roosevelt died in Warm bpnntfs, Georgia,
where he bad been resting for 10 days.
Less than four months had elapsed since he had taken his
historic oath of office for a fourth term. Only u few weeks
before he had returned from the Yalta conference where in
company with Marshal Stalin of Russia and Prime Minister
Churchill of Great Britain he had labored to build an endur
Fate denied Franklin Roosevelt the chance to onjoy the
fruits of victory over the Axis. Yet history seemed destined
to enshrine him as one of the immortal American Presidents.
And every citizen who mourned the untimely passing of the
Commander-in-Chief felt that he was a casualty of the war
just as surely as every G. I., Marine and Sailor who had
fallen in battle.
Tech. Fifth Grade Moses Mc
f'racken (Home after 30 months
ovcrseasi "I hoard it around 5
o'clock on the radio. I felt pretty
bad. for I am afraid his death
will hurt our cause."
HERE and THERE
HILDA WAY GWYN
Our fighting men were given- the privilege
of taking out $10,000 worth of national ser
vice life insurance, at low cost rates shortly
after the war was declared. It was a five
year term insurance. Some of the policies
will expire within a year unless Congress
does something about it.
A bill has been introduced to extend the
time for anaother five years, with an auto
matic provision of the extension of the life
of these policies for men who are on com
bat duty. We trust the bill is passed be
fore it is too late. This would be an un
pardonable oversight on the part of the
This type of insurance with a maximum
of $10,000 costs the man in the armed forces
less than one-half what it would cost to
carry in civilian life, which is a just and
fair arrangement. They have earned this
consideraton. - -
"When We Are Green We Grow"
It ba:. always been a real I brill
to us to write about (lie rural
women of Haywood county and the
Ureal impetus that the home
demonstration clubs have been in
opening new avenues of interest
to our women. These clubs have
helped raise Hie standards of living
in making routine jobs more vital,
in the heautifieation of homes
inside and outside, and of adding
new est to livin1,' on (arms in
geiM'i'al. Now comes the request
thai we review Hit1 story of (he
work in North Carolina which has
Ik en so fascinatingly told by Or.
.lane S. MeKiniinoii, who is re
sponsible for the work in our
slate. We like the litle of the
book, "When We Are Green We
Grow." It signiltes that in a state
of freshness one is ready (o grow
and that with opportunity given
one does grow. In case you would
like to read (he book, you will find
it in the Haywood county library.
was a combination of errand girl,
family counselor, emergency nurse,
and instructor in housekeeping
techniques." From its small be
ginnings in five Soul hern stales of
North Carolina, South Carolina.
Tennessee, Virginia and Missis
sippi, the home demonstration
work has been organized in every
part of this country.
George A. Brown, Jr. "Mr.
Slamey called me at 6:10 and it
was the first I heard of it. My
reaction was one of great shock
and I felt it was one of the great
est losses in leadership we have
ever had, not only nationally, but
also internationally. I felt that
President Roosevelt had won the
war and I trust the leadership he
set up will go along as he had
intended it should."
Jim Carnes "I heard it early
Friday morning over the radio, at
home. I believe the first words
1 said to my wife were, 'There is
not a man living who can take
In the introduction of the book is
told the story of Seaman A. Knapp.
who proved to be the Moses who
led the South to better agricul
tural methods and better living
after the advent of the dreaded
boll weevil. He has been called
the one great agricultural states
man this country has produced.
His adult educational movement
among the farmers of the South
secured the interest, of their wives,
their sons, and their daughters as
"You may doubt what you bear;
you may even doubt what you
see; but you cannot doubt what
you hear, see and are permitted
to do yourself." is credited to this
great teacher, when he placed
good community demonstration
farms in different .parts of Texas.
We realize today what demonstra
tions have done to promote and
develop agriculture in our own
county. It has been and is the
most effective method of teaching
agricultural practices. It was
through Or. Knapp that the corn
and canning clubs for boys and
girls were started, that eventually
brought about the home demon
stration clubs for women.
A word about Mrs. McKimmon
rOur admiration dates, back long
er than we might like to admit.
We first met her at an aiumnae
meeting at Peace Institute, while
we were a student there. We have
never forgotten her charm and
how much she impressed us, and
our admiration has grown with the
years, as her work has expanded
and become a mighty service that
today extends through 99 counties
of the state. She became North
Carolina's first state demonstra
tion agent in 1911. In those days
of "unpaved roads the home agent
In 1910 in South Carolina work
was started among Hie women and
girls on a small scale. That same
year a stale home agent was ap
pointed in Virginia and in 11)11
the work was organized in North
Carolina. Tennessee and Missis
sippi. The hoys had corn clubs
and the girls wanted an organiza
tion of their own. As a result,
gardening and canning chilis were
organized. These initial groups
were the forerunners til Hie work
which has so extensively been developed.
Dr. C. N. Sink ' I heard it at
(1:00 o'clock Thursday afternoon
over the radio. My reaction was
one of extreme shock. I could
hardly believe it."
Fred L. SafTord 1 heard it
over the radio at C o'clock over
the Esso reporter broadcast Thurs
day afternoon. I felt it was not
only a world loss, but also a per
M. IL Bowles "I first heard the
news about 6 o'clock over the radio
at home. I don't know when I
have had such a shock or felt
such a loss."
I. O. Schaub was then director
of the North Carolina corn clubs.
It so happened (hat he lived next
door to Mrs. McKimmon in l!al
eigh, and he watched her garden
with keen interest. He asked her
to speak at the Farmers Institutes
on gardening. When he added a
garden and canning project for
the farm girls he thought of his
neighbor, who lived so successfully.
There was the sum of $300 avail
able from the General Education
board for the employment of a
supervisor for this work and Mrs.
McKimmon was appointed to do
the job. She had no office for
her work, which was carried on
from her home. She wrote her
letters and made her reports in
long hand. Her dining room table
was her desk. Quite a contrast
to the work today, with its 25 of
fices and laboratories at State Col
lege, in addition to the negro work
is done from the A. and T. Col
lege. Greensboro. Mrs. McKim
mon served as state home agent
until 1937, when she became as
sistant director of extension at
A PLAGUE IN THE LAND"
REV. IIEltllKUT SPAUGH, I). .
Death always stuns a household.
In the passing of Franklin Delano
Roosevelt, the household of our
United Stales is deeply stunned.
He was a great man by many
standards, even those of his critics.
He served his day and generation
in a way which only time will re
veal. Millions Ihroughout the
world will pay tribute (o his mem
ory. He was an impiralion to the
world as to how a man, victim of
that de.-nllv disease, infantile pa
ralvsis can so overcome (lie handi-
aps imposed ny
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1 1 o occupy the
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This n a t i o n.
"founded under God," by earnest
and devout forefathers, and led by
Him through many great crises in
the past, may look forward from
their knees toward (his guidance
again. In many striking respects
the history of this nation parallels
that of the people of Israel ill the
Old Testament. We read in the
Hook of Judges that as the people
became spiritually careless, neg
lected God, great national crises
came upon them. Invariably (hey
turned back lo God who raised up
for (hem a deliverer. It has been
so in the life of this nation in the
past. During the last quarter cen
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How Judge Mahoney Rescued Washington's .Traffic i
Dinner for Hull From Failure v Now Considered Juil In
Special to Central Press
WASHINGTON A friend of many high Washington?
and former officials, including : President Roosevelt tandllj
Secretary of State Cordell Hull, is Judge Jeremiah T.'Matoa
New York. Judge Mahoney is one of the close friends who oca
ally calls on Hull, now in retirement.
A favorite story of friends of the two men is the
a uiiiiwi wiiiun me ieniiessee oootiff
New ork staged for Hull some yeanift'
On the eve of the dinner, throueh loni ?
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j or oiner, oniy & ucKetsnad jKenjOMJi,
Mahoney , learned of 1 the lpredtcamenttf
promptly arranged to have tickets diJtriWil
large bundles to good New X York pmotJ
ijcaiitis ui me occasion oeneia mis rerana
turnout oi i ennesseans," .and comma
ALLIED NATIONS IN ' EUROPEjtaeij
Diackest food situation of the war.
Judge Mahoney Under the impact of war-time restricts
machinery, the draft, the lure of higher pH
city war plants and restrictive price ceilings which make
larm activities unprofitable, production of foodstuffs in the ta
Slates now appears to be insufficient to meet both domesll;
So serious has the situation become that lend-lease
foodstuffs have been curtailed with no prospect foMhe future ev
the iniliction of more cuts in foreign shipments as well a u
allotments tor American civilians.
Meat pork as well as beef is the outstanding shortage to!
other staples will also be lacking as .substitute n''otein fooii
shipped abroad in larger volume to offset reduced meat tW
SOMETHING'S FISHY about the phone calls received thatl
at the headquarters of Brig. Gen. Don E. Scott, commander
Virginia district of the Third Service Command at Richmond, ft
Operators are constantly receiving calls like the following
."Send over right away a dozen oysters, a pint of shrimp, and
'"But madam," the operator will interrupt. f
" and you'd better send over some clams. ' too. i I'm lXi
big sea fowl dinner tonight." "
" this is the Army," the operator Vill insist.',.
The explanation is that General Scott's, phone numbeMi nt
to that of a local fish dealer.'
A sergeant who has been attached'to'the'post for seven! J"
was recently standing around while one of those calls came n j
"That's nothing," he told , the operator. . "You should haM
Here a coupla years ago .?7that fish store number ceiongw
beauty parlor then.' -
THE NATION'S CAPITAL1' inwartimef is ?quite 'different S
what it was in peace-time days. Traffic jams are so'commoM
be rouflnpRnf rsmntlv Wochlnirfnn trML 811 0M
of jam developed.' , " - r - 1
,The : DeODle fathered "nn 'theT BnntTwArpTeranineT: their. ne
Jously. 4 Onlookers assumed that there had , been another eccld
(that tVta nnll.. . 1 a T. . nv Ul I.'tl UliHf
The driver of a 1913 model Ford had nonchalantly left JM
looking fliwer parked near a fire plug.J
'GUESSING 'CONTEST is oiTtheway Washington it.
likely site of theV'capital" of the United Nations, J
,that Is, the home of the world security tribunal. l
i San Francisco.f scene of the United Nations con-.
t erence. : has been mentioned, and , likewise Mexico!
City,-.Copenhagen,tAthens and Antwerp. Geneva- Is
regarded at niif nf.'th mnnlnor hM9iiw nf Russian
State College. She has carried on
the work and grown with it, learn
ing "much of it as she went along.
She took her B. S. degree from
State College in 1927 anj'her M.
S. degree in 1929. It is impos
sible in this space to list all the
honors that have come to Mrs.
McKimmon, but the home demon
stration work in this state will
ever be a lasting memorial to her
vision and energy.
"When We Are Green We
Grow" tells of the growth of the
many phases of work in this State
which come under the supervision
of the home agent, including the
creation of markets for farm pro
ducts; the money realized from
the markets; the preparation of
food; the conservation of food, dux-
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against u.e 4
the state in
courses at State College
men, which so often
, , t. nun r!
auenaeo. oy -
club mem Ders; n-- jt
have become community 1
nf .,rh markets: of
of the state group with
It may be n
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oetore me oi - ,
garet Smith attended 0 I
met in England.
If you live in the
we advise you 10 i- ,
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11 you live i ,j,y
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