THE WAYNESVTLLE MOUNTAINEER
' PACE TWO (Second Section)
THE WAYNESVILLK PRINTING CO.
Main Street Plume Ki7
Waynesville. North Carolina
The County Seat of Haywood County
W. CURTIS RL'SS Fddor
MRS. HILDA WAY CWYN' Associa:.- Kditor
W. Curtis Russ and Marion T. Bridge;. Publishers
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TH I ItS DA V. U U ST 2'!. I'.H
We notice where 1-1 1 ) j.'-! :i i ) ! i . liuiiiiriiij' a
number of her war l r is i tuakm;'; Hum
barons. This is a line gesluri ami in keep
ing with their f orm of eo 'Tiiiiient . The
great leaders who helped plan the ( aatpains
which brought victory de,ei,e al! ivr. igni
tion thfir countries have in Heir powvi h,
We here in America tin no! have this
way of rewarding one military leaders, hut
we always .five them prioriU over any poli
tical plum as against the civilian of the
fighting period, and the word "Veteran" can
unlock many closed doors.
There may not he the jrlamor about our
democratic rewards, but own -o tlms.- -:
recognized should liiul plent of -a I i -d'uot ion
in the spirit w hich I ate th-iii to a -elective
We were proud of tin
community and also the
the manner in which thy took the glad
tidings which came o er i!n- radio la. t Tues
day night. In all tin- pre 'oiis of joy,
there was no hint of li.sirli-!- ;,i d any spirit
of destruction that niiie' ,'mo ; p:,-irks such
We like to think that tin- material dam
age of the world has brought home to us
here, so far away from the scene of the
fighting, an appreciation of the propi rty of
others. We know how much niu-i !. built,
back to lift a hand Is at hom- to de
stroy. In all the jams of trailic a - the thousands
of people mingled for hours on the streets
there was never a sij.n of imput ieiice. Kach
one seemed to think that the other fellow
had as much right to be there a- lie. which
is not always the case, we ivgn-t to -ay.
The reaction points to a tine spirit to
come back to normal living, and. is certain
ly significant to the ideals upon which our
nation was founded and for which our armed
forces have been fighting.
After 19-10 there started a ady stream
of Haywood County 'oiks to war plants
scattered throughout the country. During
the past few months they have started back,
and in the months just ahead they will no
doubt come in increasing number;, as con
tracts are cancelled by the government in
many of the plants.
In the majority of the cases these Hay
wood folk left only temporarily for the dur
ation of the war, and intended 1o return
when the war was over. We are rrlad to
have loaned them for the emergency, and
we will likewise be happy to welcome them
They will find a few changes here, for our
section has- also moved in step with the
times, and new industries have been develop
ed and are here to stay, we are glad to re
port. We trust that these war civilian absentees
find their footings soon in the old home set
ting and lend a hand to build back to a
greater prosperity than was enjoyed in
pre-war days. They should have learned to
work under high pressure and we trust they
bring home the habit of making each work
ing day count. They will profit as well a3
the community from the lessons the war
hag taught thpfn. , .,, '. ... .;. "
LADY OF THE LAKE
Paul W. Chapman, dean of Georgia's Col
lege of Agriculture, in a recent, inngaz.hu
article outlined ten reasons why he think
Ihe South will lead the Nation in the post
war upsurge to business., agricultural, and
They are as follows :
More paved roads.
.More airports and planes.
More rural electrification.
Increased use of power and machinery.
Increased need for farm buildings and
Livestock eian- ion.
Marketing supplies and equipment.
Small industry equipment. !
In noting the ton-going we find that May-I
v. ood County and our own community has
a tine chance of sharing in this prosperity,
for many of the item; will touch us here.
Victory of Mankind
Tin-re has been much written about the
war with Japan and the final outcome, but
tlie following iToin tin' New York Herald
Tribune in well choa-n word; gives one of
the most compn
have read :
and agony ami
and most devtru
history, has dec
world society, hi
lowed the earl h.
leie pictures of
hing like ten years, of blood
novation, this, the vastest
live paroxysm of human
lined to its solemn end.
rough the fabric of our
e the (lelonat ions of tile
which it employed, it swal
I'rom that distant moment
REV. HERBERT SPAUtiH. D, D
What was your first reaction Faith ano courage is a combina
frora the announcement of Presi- tion which can not be surpassed.
dent Truman that Japan had surrendered?
Tom I-ee "My reaction was
v Sr.! ,i benefit to the human race. '
i (. II. Champion "I am a vet
! ei hi ol World War 1 and I simply
bd not believe the news."
II. I'helps Brooks "Due to the
nous and to ttie fact that one hour
before the announcement that the
.1 i is had surrendered my son had
j.i t come home from three years
in the Paeilic theatre, my reaction
j, one of complete happiness."
Karl lerjfuson "My reaction
u.is t Ji.it our neighbors and friends
would he coming home."
Tie the two together with praser
and you hive a formu!.. of tre
A correspondent, deeply con
cerned over the
sj.ii 1 1 u.ii c o n (ii-
iiou oi a young
Arinv captain has
j written asking u.,
Oi inin her In
f i prayer f o r his
salvation, that he
may lise a new
life by ss h i c h
men can say. "I
can do all things
I hrougli Christ
w h o strong! heu-
HERE and THERE
HILDA WAY GWYN
II. W. Kurnrtt "We were so
l,n v in the cafe that I didn't have
Me!,- to think, but when 1 did, I
i h' lit of our son and the other
I,. i - who would be coming home."
Mrs. .lames Atkins "1 have no
- v oi d to express just how 1 felt."
; lev. Kouert latum l was!
so tin ill -d thai I could not analyze;
Her problem goes on our
List. Al the same lime
obser i ng
Ihe p.-rl -ided
ill October of l'..".", when Benito Mussolini
launched his biappart "little war" for the
conquest ol f'.tlnopia, the explosive forces
latent in our nib rnat loiial system burst and
spread - through the insurrection of lite
Spanish reactionaries in Ji);!(), the beginning
of the immolation of China in l'.)"7, the rape
of Austria and the disgraceful surrender at
Munich in I'.J.M-s. the engulfing of western
K u rope in lit:!!), the devastation of Soviet
Russia in l'l-ll. the assault upon the United
States and the ravishing of Malaya and the
Indies down to the titanic battles by land,
-va and air which shook all the continents
and in which the great issues were decided.
Xow at last it has died away, died away in a
stupendous victory for the Allied peoples,
won by a greater exi rtion of courage, unity,
toil and ingenuity titan they believed them
selves capable of, but won finally and com
pletely. They staitd. in their hour of victory, upon
a vast and somber ruin. It is a ruin of count
less lives, of innumerable factories and
farms and homes and all the other pain
fully accumulated apparatus of civilized
existence, of institutions and ideas and
those intangible values which cemented the
old structure of human society. To rebuild
a peaceful and a prosperous order out of
this chaos presents them with a task no less
ditlicult in its own way than that which they
have just achieved. But they do not come to
it empty minded. Their war was not simply
a war of aimless destruction and their vic
tory was not merely a victory for one set of
national Hags over another. It was a war of
basic concepts as to the nature and end of
mankind .ami it was a victory of a broad
system of ideas--the ideas of freedom, ol
man's inherent dignity, of the reality of
humanitarian and democratic values, of or
drnvd and legal process as against the domi
nation of brute force, of ihe possibility of
peaceful progress by rational analysis and
co-operative action which have survived as
great, creative instruments in their hands.
These ideas take on many different ' and
often conflicting colorations among the va
rious peoples and social systems making up
the grand alliance, but the same common
threads run through all. It is by no mere
accident of geography or power or scientific
skill that the United States stands today on
the common pinnacle of victory. It is lie
cause we shared in the fundamental con
cepts out of which alone a new world so
ciety can lie created; just as the Germans'
and the Japanese went down to utter ruin
because they were dedicated to a brutal and
barbarieally anachronistic past. The old in
ternational society was shattered, by the
4ong-accu mulated strains within it, into
this cataclysmic ruin; what remains, how
ever, are the elements of thought and pur
pose and conviction out of which a new one
can now be created.
If the devastation is appalling, the hope
is brilliant as blinding as that first flash
from the atomic bomb, which itself sym
bolizes how great are the creative, no less
than the destructive, powers which we now
command. We may stand, in the awesome
moment, at the end of the last great war in
human history; we certainly stand upon the
thresholds of immense change and immense
promise. To all the millions whose blood
and suffering brought us to this end we can
only return our gratitude; to all who have
survived we can only pledge our highest
.effort. ' -
vetei ans are
people ill gen
overal days, we
d finitely ffiat
it the only ones
eem unable (o
lake in the fail I hat peace lias ac
tuals oM-i laken I hem. They ean
nol -.uddenly gel I heir minds out
ol the grove of lout ears' tension
anil feel completely at peace. The
past four ears have cut loo deep
ly into their emotions to swing
hack with elasticity. We thought
it uas our maturity that was hold
ing us hack anil keeping us from
an "overnight" menial reconver
sion, until we overheard several
voting people express themselves.
One young wile whose husband is
in the service, said coming out of
the I'ark Theatre. "You know that
was a giand picture to get your
mind oil' Ihj- war" . . . and then
Ihe last word came, she had a
funny expression on her face and
she instantly directed herself . . .
"Hut. of course, tlie war is over.
. . . Then we heard anot her young
wife say . . . "You know my heart
just stays tight and worried. I
just can't sem to come out of it,
even though I know my husband
is safe now. I guess I got the
habit and I can't shake it oil'."
. . . This seems to he the attitude
of most people. They speak of
peace wilh their lips, but as yet
it has not become a reality in
their living and their thoughts.
Ma.be Ibis altitude is good Cor
ns. When one feels deeply it
takes lime to make a change. r,'his
should make us more understand
ing ol the problems of the return
ing veterans, for in comparison
with them our experiences have
been mild and tame. They will
have much fai l her to go in their
adjustments than we civilians.
Perhaps il i-; best thai we cannot
suddenly plunge into a normal
sfale. lor it will be sometime be
fore life about us comes hack to
a settled stale. The shift from the
great industrial swing from war
production to peace time produc
tion olf'j'rs economic problems.
These will bring new conditions
not only to the individual, hut al
so to communities. Tlie prospect
-alls for courage and patience to
woik things out fr there will be
another enemy to defeat unem
ployment. We are entering a new
cele. whether we want to or not.
We have no say-so. We speak with
great familiarity of the return to
pre-war days. This is incorrect.
We will never return to them.
They are like the pages of the
past, they cannot be recalled.
Time moves on and we have all
changed, though we may not be
conscious of the fact.
!!ut even so few of us will have
as many adjustments to make as
the Tennessee girl of liaptist faith,
who married a Roman Catholic
Marine from Oregon, whom she
had a blind dale with in Columbus,
Ohio. She was married to him
two weeks later in Seattle, Wash.,
and had a "thirty-six hour poss"
honeymoon in Chicago, and a three
weeks "lime off" together before
the Marine was shipped out to the
Pacific. Now that couple like a
lot more hasty lovers really has
something to adjust, for we doubt
if they even had time to check
on their likes and dislikes, much
less settle the question of religion.
For instance take the banish
ment of that nightmare of gas ra
tioning. We can't be too elated.
It's a little like buying a ticket to
ride on a train, with the train al
ready gone and having to wait
for the next one. Most of us have
tires that can't last much longer,
for this reason, we can't motor
with the abandon of pre-war days.
In fact there are a lot of our old
so-called necessities that will not
be on the market for sometime.
While nylon will almost imme
diately be converted from glider
tow ropes to toe coverings we are
told that it may be three or four
rvsj mi be anyj I
large shipments of hosiery on sale
and for the first trickle, it c
said that fancy black market prices
will be charged. It will take i:C)
days after a hosiery mill has re
ceived their first shipment of n Ion
yarn before the .stockings go on
general sales. So gills just put!
up your old baggy ravens, and
make the best of them, lor 'on
have endured them this long, and
we will have to take a lew months
longer. Gee, but won't il be a
riot the first time I lies go on
C. N. Sisk "One of great
Mrs. Charles Ketner "That my
Inn band would be coming home
lio.ii lanope and would not have
lo go to the Pacific."
"Our boys wall be
But even the most unthinking j
sense in this great victors some-
times far more than personal reali
zation of former comforts. We h.aw
won, not the peace thai will bring r
relaxation to sit down, bul a peace;
from which civilzation must push
on, for we either go forward or
backward in life, and the pre
servation of civilization has been
given us wilh the dawn of peace '
so the road to peace will be i
thick with responsibilities. j
We think that Betsy Lane Quin-
land and her sister. Mary Quin
land, both Red Cross workers. !
should collanorate someday, v, ben
they Jiave time, and write a book
on their experiences in World War
II. Betsy Lane with her sear in
Iceland, and another scar in the
Pacific theatre, to say nothing of
her work among the returned vet-,
erans in large army hospitals in
the States, has acquired a weaUhj
of knowledge about the war. Mary. I
on the other hand, who is now
in Germany, has had a wide ex-
perience in the Kuropean theatre. '
prior to which she was executive'
secretary of a large lied Cross
Chapter in this country. Which
reminds us thai at present Mary
is connected svilh the American
Military Unit, the ollices of whihe
are housed in Germany, located
in a castle built by William 1. of'
Germany by funds he was paid;
by King George II of Kngland for
sending his Hessian troops to
American to fight against the
"rebels" in the American (evolu
tion which only goes to show that
the mills of the gods grind slow
ly, but surely and Kate works
long to even, things up.
K Tate, el ux to H. I). Gad-
1. Williams, et ux to Char
les T. liranson. et ux.
Jennie Harbin lo C. G. Hryson.
Klnier Harbin, et al to Jennie Har
bin. H. C Crowoll. et ux to C. L.
Miss K. .1. Fletcher to Jess T.
Ilaney. el ux.
Weaver Kobinson. . et al to Jack
C. Allen, et al to C. K. Holtz
cl.ass. et ux.
irgie Mi-Clure. el ux to Bertha
McClure to (larland Allen, et ux.
Mis. Daisy Mann, et al to Jack
Mrs. Vicie Kirhy to Thomas 11.
King, el ux.
.1. L. Conard, et ux to C. A.
Buchanan, el al.
ISon-A-Yenluro. Inc., to
Slaughter, et ux.
linn-A-Venluro, Inc., fo
Sorrclls. et ux.
Bon-A-Venture. Inc.. to
Mehalley. et ux.
II. II. Pilkington. et ux to
M. Parson, el ux.
Bon-A-Venture, Inc., to Fannie
Bui r Carlor.
Bon-A-Venturo. Inc.. to B. II.
II. C. Medford to B. T. Rogers,
II. L. Liner, et us lo Miriam
Maude MeCiilloch to Limnetic
K. McLarty, Jr.
Town of as ness ille to Frank
! Nichols and Anna I). Nichols.
C. M. Fortune. Tins., to Kos"
J. W. Hay. et ux. et al to
Joseph A. Bowerman. et ux.
A T. Ward. Com . to Mary 1).
.1. (, Morgan, el ux to James
A. Gwyn. el ux. e1 al.
Seth C. Wood, el ux to Wiles
W. Burriess. el ux.
Katherine Kay Atkins, et vir. In
J, W. Kay. el al.
Wiley Burress, el ux lo Seth
C. Wood. ,
J W. Bay. et ux to I). Beeves
J W. Bay. el u. et al to I. F.
II. L Liner, el ux In George
J. W. Hav. el iiv. el
C. C. Davenport . i I ux to II
J If. Woods, et al and If.
Welch, lo II. T. Parker. Tins.
11. L. Liner. Sr.. el ux It) Art hur
Sheehan, el ux.
II L. Liner. Sr.. el ux to L. S.
Andrews. Jr.. et ux.
J. A. Shackford. el ux to Lose B.
Shackford, el vir.
J. W. Kay. el ux. el al to Das id
W. T. Conley. et ux lo Charles
K. Kay Jr.
Patsy Pres'osl. el vir William
Provost, to Guv Sheehan. et us.
Opal F. Mcl.eod. el vir to J. P
Dicus. el ux.
Horace Duckell. et lis lo Flank
T. F. Smith, et ux to X. D.
Mat his. et ux.
John K. McClure. et ux lo Klhel
Allen V. Fie, et al to Bonnie
Fayc Henderson Brailles', et vil
li) Francis A. Wyatt. et ux.
d to C
most at i; .
was dia;i, -,
ed a I ,
there wen- -three
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loo mie I; e
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iii-i I ion i i
blond j.i i- i,
the l,,i in.
An ,.,-, ...
: the Mar:,;,
t he mi-si (I.,
'I teased ,
coin ;ig(. a ! i
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of till- v, in,
their u I
I seven! h das
1 living ss ei i
in a hundi . i
geon said Ii
chain e.s ..in
lie. "and n
longs I., I. a
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j long sell
I lope aii'
Fast Fork Township
J. T. Pressley, el ux to T.
Mingns Trull, et ux to L.
Sinathers. et ux.
gave a ma;
to i'o into
F line! . i i ;
Mi Chirr, i I
II. I ,. Lin.
Ferguson, i '
An inebriated gentleman hoard
ed one of those double-decker
buses on Fifth Avenue which was
crowded, but he finally found a
seat by the driver.
He talked and talked, and the'
driver suggested that he go on ;
the top deck. 'The drunk amiably;
clambered upstairs. But in a few
minutes he was back.
"What's the matter? Didn't you
like the fresh air, or the view'.'"
asked the driver resignedly.
"Yep, nice view, nice air." an
swered the drunk. "But. 'taint
safe there no driver."
Ivy Hill Township
B. I). Medford, et ux et al to
P. I). Jones, et ux.
D. L. Pless. et ux, et al lo Mrs.
Flizabeth R. Fie, et al.
Sylla Davis to Gertrude Long.
W. II. Caldwell, et ux to David
Underwood. Jr., et al.
J. H. Hardin, et ux to J. A.
Sisk. et ux.
Sam Stamey, et ux to J. V. Me
haffey. et ux.
L. S. Stamey, ct ux to J. V.
MohaU'ey. et ux.
K. Ii. Kickman and Jessie Rick
rian to J. M. Burnett and Ernes-
THE OLD HOME TOWN -
WU-BUre.WAKE MP' - -YOU KNOW WHAT?
-F WE PUT a THAT TRANSPARENT
PLASTIC SINK AMO CUPBOAR-OS AJ
OUt? " -MEW KITCHEN WHEfcE CAN
HIPE THE DISH RAG r
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POST WAR WORRIES
com in ik gf .TS-mit fntmeT. to f
Would Be Tough Task
Special to Central Press
WASHINGTON The state department i
reports that Nelson Rockefeller may be displ -retary
in charge of Latin-American affairs. The
with training and background for the post an- h-
Laurence Duggan, one of the department's 1
American experts, quit before the last rooty. ;i .
vate job and is unlikely to be enticed back.
Claude Bowers, now ambassador to Chile. In ; '
aside from Chile, his dipt' -r a
been in Spain. And he is na
ing than diplomacy.
Norman Armour, cure r
the job prior to RocluM'''
needed in his present post m
Sumner Welles' ahseiu e t;
left a gap not yet Idled. ); ;
think of calling him hack sir
tute an affront to Cordell Ho!
Welles caused the la iter's i - '"
open criticism of departnte:.!
ings and on the radio are r
having destroyed his useful;;1
SURPRISED AND "OX
John S. Wood (D) of Georgia, new chairman :
tee to investigate un-American activities. W - '
which some half-dozen other congressmen d.l
Rep. Edward J. Hart (D) of New Jersey.
Wood disclosed that he had no inkling that !
sidered for the job until the House loader ! :
would accept the chairmanship. "It took me r. n ; '
the former Georgia prosecutor told newsmen
As chairman, Wood said he would follow tin- ;
cans are good Americans until they're proved . " ;
DON'T LOOK FOR IT RIGHT AWAY, but
rationing is in sight. There have been some roj -i ts
it may end next January, but this is probably t".
early a date.
. However, the shoe picture for civilians is brig' ' r
Production probably will be increased by five mii!
pairs a month for the home front about Septetr.N r.
because of cutbacks in Army, Navy ar.J Len.i-I
This fall, production should reach 28,000,000 ;
American men, women and children.
DESPITE THE URGENT DEMAND for shi;
the United Nations Maritime Association rcpoit
tton is encountering violent difficulties at inside n
Liberated European nations are fighting to got sp'- ,
out of the pool in order to bring foodstuffs home
for that purpose.
But what irritates some shipping men who have v.
plaints loudly, is the jockeying of certain count n--preferred
runs, in order to establish their lines for
nipping Is freed of re'rrir.f
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