The Mineola Monitor (Mineola, Tex.), Vol. 67, No. 27, Ed. 1 Thursday, October 1, 1942 Page: 2 of 8
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UNITED STATES DEFENSE
1 wholly disapprove of what you say but will defend to the death your right to say it."—Voltaire
Mineola, Texas, Thursday, October 1, 1942
^ MAKE EVERY PAY DAY
JOIN THE PAY-ROLL SAVINGS PUN
Free Press In
Today, October 1, marks the opening of
the observance of National Newspaper Week.
The significance of this week rises far above
any concern the Fourth Estate may have in
its own welfare, during this war year. The
newspapers are proud of the part the Free
Press—one of the Four Freedoms—is playing
in our nation's fight to preserve and extend
freedom for all.
That role involves not only the task of
printed uncolored news and opinions, but
as a medium through which this land of free
enterprise—by mans of advertising—may tell
its story to those on the Home Front.
Long before the United States became ac-
tively engaged in the present world-wide
struggle for supremacy, the newspapers of
the nation sensed the dangers we were fac-
ing and the inevitable war which loomed
on the horizon. They started then to pre-
pare this country for the shock that would
follow our entrance into the war.
When the war actually came, it's sudden-
ness shocked and numbed the newspapers
for the moment, just as it shocked and
numbed every decent, peace_loving American.
Ever since that beautiful December fater-
noon, none of us will ever forget, the news-
papers have tried their best at all times
to assure the perpetuation of the Four
Although hurt by the curtailment of ad-
vertising—their very life-blood—the news-
papers have given liberally of their space
and time for the promotion of the sales of
War Savings Stamps and Bonds, the con-
servation and salvage of scrap material of
all kinds, rubber drives, junk drives, scrap
fat drives, tin cans and many others. They
have been glad to furnish any information
that the government wanted the public to
know regarding rationing programs, conser-
vation of rubber, how to care for the things
we have now that cannot be replaced until
tlje war is ended, and countless other tasks.
The news and editorial columns, now more
than ever before, are continually aiming a
barrage of facts to enlighten and inform
you, make you the beneficiary of a Free
Press, while dictator-ruled nations are kept
in the darkness of ignorance. You learn
the news that hurts, as well as cheers.
The fight for fredom lives in the columns
of your newspapers, large and small, and
will continue to live in spite of all obstacles,
as long as free Americans want it that way.
Dictatorship will never come to this country
as long as we have faith in ourselves.
Some may wonder why newspapers fight
to keep this country awake to its dangers.
They know that if we win the war only to
lose those things for which we all believe in.
we have lost. They know, too, that if the
Axisrats win, their fate will be settled.
The Free Press will continue to go all out
for Victory and for a righteous peace.
Little minds are interested in the extra-
ordinary; big minds in the commonplace.
Sparing the steering rod never spoiled any
If men had no faith in one another, we'd
all have to live on our income.
Today's couplet: Girls who gush and baby-
prattle haven't brains enough to rattle.
Rubber Or Eise!
At last, it's out! After painfully hesitating
to tell the real season, the government has
announced that the nation-wide gasoline
rationing program is to be imposed as a
means of preserving rubber. In the opinion
of many experts, it would have been possi_
ble to provide an adequate supply of rubber
for civilian use by now if those responsible
had got down to cases when the rubber
problem first appeared. That, of course,
is water over the dam—but the political
maneuvering that has characterized the
handling of the rubber situation in the past
must not be allowed to continue in the
The wise course to follow at this time is
clear. The government must give maximum
cooperation to secure the swiftest and larg-
est possible production of artificial rubber
from any practical source. Some kinds of
rubber are made from oil, others from grain
alcohol, some from coal. All of the various
methods have their advantages—and all of
them should be developed without further
bickering and delay. Even the lowest-grade
synthetic rubber tires can be made to give
many miles of service by careful driving.
This country has been largely built on
automobile travel during the past quarter
of a century and more. Unless rubber for
civilian tires is made available within a short
time, we will be faced with a terrible na-
tional "slow down." American industry must
be given the "go" signal on rubber manufac-
ture if this is to be averted.
Flatly denying that he regards the volun-
tary war bond sales program as a failure,
Secretary of the Treasury Henry Morgenthau
has made a statement clarifying his stand.
The statement reads as follohs:
"The impression seems to have spread that
I regard the voluntary war bond program
as a 'failure.' This is not only a distortion
of anything I have said on the subject,
but it is also an injustice to th§ hundreds
of thousands of devoted volunteers in all
parts of the country who are working day
and night to enlist the nation's savings for
"In view of our swiftly rising war expendi-
tures I have said that the voluntary war
bond program alone cannot close the gap
between the amount of money available for
consumers' spending and the supply of goods
available for civilian use. I have said that
it must therefore be supplemented by a more
drastic and comprehensive tax program, in_
eluding a tax on spending, a part of which
would be treated as a debt to the taxpayer
and repaid alter the war. We shall, how-
ever, continue to rely upon voluntary lend-
ing for a large part of our financing.
"The mounting requirements of the war
demand that our sale of war bonds be con-
tinued and intensified. As I said to the
senate finance committee last week, it is my
belief that the voluntary war bond program
has produced and will continue to produce a
great contribution to the nation's war effort.
Regardless of the other measures that are
needed, the voluntary savings program will
be essential until the war is1 won.
"To our hundreds of thousands of war
bond volunteers, I should like to say that
the nation is counting on them more than
ever to carry on the magnificent work in
which they are so unselfishly engaged."
.[ BLANKET j\\ WAGE _4\\ INCREASES
Published Every Thursday In Mineola, Wood County, Texas, by the
WOOD COUNTY PUBLISHING CO. R. H. CARRAWAY, Managing Editor
Entered at the postoffice at Mineola. Texas, as second class mail matter under the
Act of Congress, March 3, 1879.
Any erroneous reflection upon the character, standing or reputation of any person,
,rn}' or corporation which may appear in the columns of this newspaper will be
gladly corrected upon being brought to the attention of the publisher.
One Year (In Wood and Smith Counties)
THE MONITOR'S 1942 PROGRAM OF IMPROVEMENT FOR MINEOLA AND WOOD
6. Defeat of the Axis.
7. Street Lights in Residential Section.
8. Greater Farm Diversification.
9. No New Taxes During the War.
10. A Complete Farmer's Market.
A Modern Airport.
Municipal Park and Flavground
County Government on Cash Basis.
National Guard Armory, Defense Unit.
Sweet Potato Curing Plant.
Texas Press Association, North and
East Texas Press Association
Texas Editorial Association
ht -■? f les of the Monitor
September 29, 1932
Mrs. Katherine Ann Geddie
died at her home near Mineola
on Monday, September 26.
Gwendolyn Price fell from a
tree near the Ward School Tues-
day afternoon and broke her
Mrs. Scott Thompson was
married to Herbert A. Paine.
Jr., formerly of Houston in
Forrest McGuire of Kansas
City, formerly of Mineola, was
killed by a truck while crossing
. a street in downtown Kansas
City Saturday evening follow-
ing his return from a visit with
relatives in this vicinity.
Drilling will start Friday at
the Peterson well. At test six
miles northwest 04 Alba was
down below 1,600 feet.
Mineola Yellow Jacket will
open the season here Saturday
playing the h i g h ly - touted
Woodrow Wilson Wildcats of
Mrs. Ella A. Foote, sister of
F. E. Adams, died in Detroit,
Michigan. ^ Mr. and Mrs. Adams
attended the funeral in Wichi_
ta, Kansas Saturday afternoon.
I Contemporary |
The following was written
by Wright A. Patterson of
the Publishers Auxiliary in
observance of Newspaper
Week, October 1_8.
EDITOR'S HEADACHE: 'Twas the night before deadline, and
way through my head, I hunted in vain for bits I had read. Not
a though was stirring—not even a mite. My brain was off duty,\
quite cold for the night.
Onward, turn onward, O Time in thy flight, and make deadline
tomorrow, two weeks from tonight!
* TAKEN FROM A FIREMAN'S NOTEBOOK: Tne bewildered
and sleepy look on the face of Johnny Williamson, who found-
himself cut off from escape during the Beckham Hotel fire, be-
cause of the smoke and heat. His sleep in a third floor room must
have been abruptly interrupted . . . The tense look on the face
of firefighters when a small explosion knocked two or three of
the boys down the stairs . . . The busses that were blocked in
by hose lines . . . The welcome word of "all out" at nearly 12
AND RIGHT HERE would be a good place to say that Chief
Wesley Lott and his boys are' desperately in need of reinforce-
ments. Uncle Sam has requested the services of many of the
smokeeaters, others have changed jobs that makes their services
unlikely many times, some have left town. If you are willing to
work and study, why not volunteer? Tires and gas are going to
be real problems to cope with in the future, so let's all be doubly!
careful of fire. Remember, a fire of any kind now is of aid to
•the enemy, and you don't want to aid the enemy a doggone bitj
A PERFECTLY GOOD shoe salesmen will be off Monday to
do his bit for the old gentleman with long whiskers and striped
pants. Harvey Wagoner, who has been making life miserable
for all his shoe customers for more than eight years at Ocie
Fair's, leaves for duty with the grandest Navy in the world.
Harvey says he will be back when Hitler is fitted with his last
pair of shoes—his laying-away shoes. Here's hoping they pinch
the blankety-blank *-:/*!? you-know-what out of him. Ten or
fifteen million Yankees will see that the job is done, too.
A NUMBER OF MINEOLANS report seeing Jap internees roll
through here of late. Special internment camps have been built
for these Japanese-Americans, all of whom must bear the stigma
of suspicion cast on them by the dastardly deed committed by
their racial brothers 011 December 7. Any feeling of sorrow or
pathis is quickly lost when one remembers the fine American
lads who gave all they had on that quiet December morning in
the blue Pacific.
In war, as in peace, the
American newspaper measures
up to its responsibilities as a
valuable, essential American in-
stitution. In war, as in peace,
its purpose is that of service
to people of the community in
which it is published, to people
of its state and to people of
These are war times and each
newspaper worthy of the name
deserving of support is doing
its full share in the war effort
which will determine the fu-
ture of freedom as we have
With its every issue, it builds
morale for people of its com-
munity and sends assurance to
the men of the armed forces
in camps and one the fighting
fronts that the. folks at home
are back of them.
In its every issue it stresses
the "must" of that patriotic
support of the government, that
unity of action, so that the
battle for freedom may be won.
It leads and encourages the
gathering of the scrap so es-
sential to our production of
war equipment for our men on
the battle fronts. It promotes
the assistance the government
must have from all of us in
financing the war through the
purchase of war bonds. It
has led and promoted the need-
ed assistance of the Red Cross
and the USO.
Each newspaper, whether
large or small, daily or weekly,
has don all of these things,
and more, as a part of the
service it offers as an American
institution. Without the in-
fluence exerted by the press of
the nation, we would be but
an incohesive mass, a ship
without a rudder, a flock with-
out a shepherd.
With such a record of serv-
ice, it is proper and altogether
fitting for the people of Ameri-
ca to pause for a time to con_
sider the value of the news-
paper to all of us collectively
and to each as an individual.
It is for that purpose that
Newspaper Week was establish-
During that week it is hop-
ed and believed that readers
will give more than a passing
thought to what the newspaper
means; will do more than take
for granted the place of the
newspaper in the community.
It is hoped people generally
will consider publishers, editors,
reporters, employees in the of-
fice and shop, carriers, and all
who have any part in the pro-
duction of the newspaper, as
being indispensable to the com-
munity, as being of value to
each as an individual and to
the community as a whole.
The newspapers of America
have earned such consider-,,
A new profession is being
born in the midst of war-time
regimentation of business by
Government agencies, which
might be called business diplo-
macy. Whether we like it or
not, the old order changes and
private enterprise, as some of
us have known it, is as dead
as the dodo. Today business
exists by permit and by edict
of Government and must ap-
pear before the bar of bureau-
cracy for the right to operate.
Business men must have am-
bassadors at court who can get
along with the new arbiters of
our lives. In the war emerg-
ency, bureaus and commissions
are forcing upon business new
complex regulations that are
borne now in the name of pa,
triotism but which may neve
be removed after we win the
The realists of business to
day accept the new situatfo:
and are preparing to play the
game under the new ru.'es. It
is a waste of time to dream of
by-gone days when men won
success in the hard game of
free and open competition by
thrit, ability, quality and hard
work. Today and tomorrow we
are living under a planned
American busiess will make
any sacrifice to win this war
but we hope and pray that after
we have defeated the dictators
across the seas we may not
have a straight-jacket fastened
upon us by our own well_mean-
ing, starry-eyed theorists in
Government. \ (
Get ready to deal with Gov-
ernment in a new kind of busa^^
ness diplomacy. — Hubert
Harrison in East Texas.
THERE'S ROOM FOR A GOOD argument at Collins Man Shop
and some of these days Main Streeters may see Rip Collins tear
out of there in a hurry for parts unknown. It seems the Missus
has been helping out of late and from all reports is getting un-
happy. She maintains that the task of watering the new grass
she has set out on her lawn and taking care of the turnip patch
in the back is enough to do for one day. She has been trying
to get fired, but all to no avail. P. S.—a late communique reports
she has been.
It looks as if we'll have to
haul in more scrap before we
can dish it out.—Dallas News.
Our military aim is to fight
to the last ditch but to avoid
falling into it.—Dallas News.
The cow that was shot by the
New Deal in 1933 is doubtless
surprised that the progney she
didn't have is now being ra-
Mussolini could say his
triumphal entry into Alexan-
dria is waiting on the outcome
of Adolf's ditto into Stalingrad.
It may be true that the fool
and his money are soon parted,
but we could never understand
how the fool ever got hold of
the money in the first place.—
Now we hear that all the lit-
tle morons have moved to the
city because they heard the
country was at war.—Mt. Ver-
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