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THE SYLVA HERALD
THE HERALD PUBLISHING COMPANY
Sylva, North Carolina
Tha County Seat of Jackaon County
; J. A. GRAY and J. M. BIRD........ Publishers
PUBLISHED EVERY THURfiDAY"
Entered at the post office at Sylva, N. C., as
Second Class'Mail Matter, as provided under the
Act of March 3, 1879. November 20, 1914.
One Year, In Jackson County..... 42.0ft
Six Months, In Jackson County 1.21
One Year, Outside Jackson County 2.50
Six Months, Outside Jackson County 140
All Subscriptions Payable In Advance
GOALS FOR 1950
(2)?IMPROVED SCHOOL FACILITIES.
(3)?HARD - SURFACING AS MANY ROADS
(4)?AN EXPANDING HEALTH POLICY.
(5)?A COUNTY FAIR.
(6)?CONTINUING EMPHASIS OF TOURIST
(7)?DEVELOPMENT OF HATCHING EGG,
TURKISH TOBACCO, AND CASTOR
(8)?HONEST, EFFICIENT GOVERNMENT
ON ALL LEVELS.
Our 4-H Club Boys And Girls
Next week is National 4-H Club week
and every club in the United States will
have special programs in observance of
their anniversary. The theme of the
programs will be "Better Living For A
Better World." Next week will be tho
most important week of the year with
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the Jackson County Clubs and in view 01
that The Herald is cooperating with the
clubs getting out a Special issue which
will be published on the 9th. This issue
will carry pictures of local club interest,
stories on the clubs and material of interest
concerning the *vork of the 4-H
boys and girls. During this week the
4-H members will take stock of what
may be needed for the successful completion
of their 4-H goals so essential in
the building of sturdy character. It is a
a "check-up" week, a "get-set" week. A
week to get together, to welcome new
members, to exchange ideas, and to inform
parents and neighbors regarding
the newest developments in their 4-H
National 4-H Club Week provides an
excellent opportunity to tell the 4-H
story to the general public and that is
just what The Herald will try to do next
week. If this is done well, the people of
the county will understand the farreaching
values ofthe 4-H program. Then
they wUl increasingly support 4-H work
to the end that all youth may serve as
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local, national, and world progress.
Law Must Prevail
For months the nation has been kept
in a state of confusion by uncertainty
about its coal supplies. ,
Under the rule of the United Mine
Workers normal coal production has
been prevented while contract negotiations
The issue has been used as a political
football until the flouting of the public
welfare has become a national scandal.
At last the Taft-Hartley Act is being
invoked to bring the situation under legal
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control. It will determine wnetner organized
revolution in one branch of industry,
or the law of the land will prevail?whether
one union leader or the
courts will govern.
Many coal miners are being misled.
By subterfuge or otherwise they are incited
to disobey the law. They are told
"y?u can't dig coal with the Taft-Hartley
That is true, but men who disobey the
law are subject to its penalties or the
nation faces anarchy.
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work pending settlement of their demands,
other men should be allowed to
work. If they disobey the findings of
the courts they should suffer the penalties
the same as any other citizen who
breaks a law.
So long as laws are onour statute books
they should be respected and enforced.
The country is now face to face with
the spectre of mob rule or rule by law.
There should be no question of the outcome?law
Blue Cross Is The Answer
Blue Cross is coming to Western North
Carolina. It will mark another milestone
in the long-range program to give loca'
people better hospital and medical care.
The first big step was the building of
new hospitals in counties without adequate
facilities to care for the sick, and
to enlarge existing hospitals that were
overcrowded and illequipped.
Such improvements have been made,
or planned in five of our western counties,
two of which previously had no
hospital t facilities. Local funds were
raised to match state and federal appropriations
provided under the Good
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their attention to the next big need: Blue
Because it is felt that widespread Blue
Cross coverage will not only help the
people of this area to meet unexpected
hospital expenses without firlancial
crisis, but will also mean financial security
for new and existing hospitals, the
Asheville Health and Hospital Council
asked the North Carolina Blue Cross
Plans to conduct this special campaign
in our part of the state.
Hospitals and clinics in WNC are behind
this Blue Cross campaign wholeheartedly.
They have pledged their cooperation
to the Blue Cross Plans and to
.the Council's Citizen Committee of
health and lay leaders who is sponsoring
Is there a monopolist in retailing?
There is?but it isn't any store or group
of stores. It is the housewife.
That is the gist of some remarks by
Franklin J. Lunding, president of the
Jewel Tea Company, who said, "Mrs.
America is the monopolist. No one is
big enough or strong enough to compete
with her, or to argue with her. She can
make or break a product'or a brand.
She can make or break a retail store or
a chain of stores. She can make or break
an entire system of distribution. She
is the Boss Monopolist of them all! She
is a benevolent monopolist?so long as
she is well served?but her benevolence
has to be earned afresh every day."
. That is a new way of saying that the
consumer is the boss. The greatest chain
system on earth would have wound up
in the hands of the sheriff long ago if it
hadn't pleased the public with its prices,
stocks and service.
To say that any retailer has a monopoly
in its field?as the government is doing
in its antitrust case against a major food
chain, A&P Co. is to argue the ridiculous.
Every store faces the direct competition
of others?sometimes thousands
of others. In the case of the chain in
nuestion. its share of the total national
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food business has declined sharply in
the past 20 years. And all manner of
stores in the communities in which they
operate are meeting its competition and
Yes, Mrs. America is the only monopolist,
and she'll continue to be.
YOU'RE TELLING ME!
A magazine suggests that railroads painl
amusing pictures on their freight cars
That certainly would be something?e.
comic strip 100 box cars long.
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The caboose, naturally, would exhibit
the traditional last words: "Pow!" Bam!'
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The Lone Ranger and Hopalong Cassidy
rate high among juvenile TV view.
ers?by any gallop poll.
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Incidentally, Grandpappy Jenkins say:
it's television that has brought us back
to the horse-and-buggy days via the
plunging stage coach, drawn by at least
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Tho best wage scale in the world is
enjoyed by the Aga Khan whose subjects
annually give him his weight in gems
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An archeologist reports finding trace
of a prehistoric race^of giants. Must have
found the ruins of an ancient basketball
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Now that Margaret Truman is to go tc
work for a phonograph record producing
company, Zadok Dumkopf suggests she
should be added to the list of disc-tinguished
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By REV. HERBERT
"Why walk around acting like c
you are half dead, when* we can
bury you for $79.50." A sign con- \
taining these words is reported to 1
have been seen in the office of a i
funeral director. He had evidently
notice that many people walk c
around looking that way. 3
Too ma/ny people are walking <
around w i t h t
they have learned
to take the pressure off, they
explode in the widest variety of |
manners. Some explode in vio- I
lent temper, others become hysterical,
some get in automobiles
and drive furiously, some take to
drink, some even commit suicide.
All these methods are wrong an< 3
Many of you who read this are ^
"bottled-up" inside right now.
Get the pressure off now! Get
down on your knees and tell the '
Lord about it. Deliver Him an :
oration if you feel like it. If you 1
don't feel like you can do that to I
get relief, then go to some trusted
friend and unload your mental 1
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The Prophet Jeremiah had the :
same trouble. Read hie book, and
you will find it full of complaints.
But you will notice that he hac
one place to do his complaining?
he went into his prayer closet an
told the Lord about it. Old King
David had the same trouble. Th<
Third Psalm tells how he handle*
it. Here it is:
"Lord, how are they increased
that trouble me! many are they
that rise up against me. Many
there be which say of my soul,
There is no help for him in God.
But thou, O Lord^ are a shield for
; me; my glory, and the lifter up of
mine head. I cried unto the Lord
. with my voice, and He heard me
me out of His Holy hill."
Now read what happened: "I
laid me down and slept; I awaked;''
f for the Lord sustained me."
Having secured release, he then
said, "I will not be afraid of ten
thousands of people, that have set
chemselves against me rouno
"Arise, O Lord; save me, O my
God: for thou smitten all
mine enemies upon the cheek
bone; thou hast broken the teeth
5 of tha?ungodly.
; "Salvation belongeth unto the
Lord: thy blessing is upon thy
Read that again, Digest it. Claim
it. Practice it. Take the pressure
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Even if you do this now, you
vill get under pressure again.
Then apply the same method of
Everybody has trouble, gets unler
pressure and tension. But
rou don't have to stay that way.
let that pressure off. Clean out _
bat garbage. Most of those enenies
are in your own mind. Ask
:he Lord to smite them. Then do
You don't have to be buried
now. Instead, ask the Lord to
lelp you bury your troubles. Then
Set up and live a new life in Him,
and like St. Paul say, "I can do
all things through Christ who
CAN YOU REMEMBER?
5 Years Ago?
Mr. and Mrs. Vance Hooper of
Bast La Porte have received the
second direct communication from
their son, William Carrf that they
have had since he and his wife
were taken prisoners by the Japs
following the fall of Manila. They
have spent three and a hall years
Ln Saint Thomas Prison Camp. In
the letter Mr. Hooper notified his
parents that they had been freed.
Mrs. Lawrence Cordell of Whittier
gave a birthday party for her
daughter, Melba, on March 3. A
number of guests were present,
and a nice time was had by all.
Misses Rachel Ann Sutton, Peggy
Jo Sutton, and Louise Madison
were hostesses on Saturday evening
entertaining the younger teen
age grotfp at the community house.
About fifty boys and girls were
Miss Mary McLain of Sylva and
Charlotte spent the week-end
with Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Wild in
Jonesboro, N. C.
There will be an all-night service
at the Zion Hill Baptist
Church March 10. The public is
cordially invited, especially ministers
At the annual meeting of the
Farmers Federation stockholders
held last Thursday at the Federation
warehouse in Sylva, Will Bryson
of Speedwell was elected director
to represent Jackson County
for the next two years. Dr. A.
S. Nichols, Dr. Grover Wilkes of
Sylva, and Sam Crisp of Dillsboro
were elected to serve on the
When you think you see a star
twinkling, you're mistaken, say
the experts, who explain that the ?
twinkling effect of stars is caused
by movements in the observer's
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Education For All
Attention is called to Dr. Mordecai's
interesting article, reprinted
from The State magazine.
To put - millions into school
buildings and equipment and ther
to use them only 180 out of the
year's 365 days is, as Dr. Mordecai
points out, a stupid waste of ex-<
pensive facilities. ?
It is an even more stupid waste
of opportunity. For Education is
a continuing process that, whether
it be good or bad education, extends
with each of us from the
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a constant expanding of intellectual
horizons for every individual
in a community; and a really et
ficient and effective school system
would serve all the people, o
all classes atid ages.
Here in our own county, as one
example, we should have classes
for adults who have never learned
to read and write, or who ha*
progressed barely -beyond that
first stage. Even more, we neei
adult education for the hundred
of bright, capable young men anc
women who lack the vocations
training necessary to earn a gooi
Our schools should be used six
Some of our
Have you any suggestions as to
how money might be raised for
a?stadium and gymnasium for
Dan B. Hooper?Nope. I just
don't know how that much money
could be raised.
R. L. Glenn, Jr.?All the organizations
in town, working together,
could, I believe, raise the
James Barnwell?Do like Franklin
to build a stadium. They nicked
all the large firms that ship
into the county for contributions,
and gave them advertising space
on the fence.
Leo Cowan?It would be possible
for a group of the business
men in town to put up the money,
then let the proceeds repay (he
investment. Otherwise, all the
clubs and organizations in town
working together seems to me to
be the only chance.
Charles Reed?In my opinion,
the best thing to do is let the idea
ride until the new high school is
built, then locate the athletic
facilities nearby. I do think we
definitely need the gym and
stadium, and soon.
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Thursday, March 2, 1950
t PAPERS SAY
days a week, 12 months in the
year, and evenings as well as during
the daylight hours. If we are
wise, some day they will' be so
Should Be Fired
We were saddened to learn that
one of the injuries sustained this
year on Haywood highways was
caused by two patrolmen allegedly
racing on a main road through
We are indeed thankful that
neither of the patrolmen were
stationed in Haywood, and only
wish, that if they were going to
stage such a dangerous stunt as
racing on a main thoroughfare
that they would have done so in
their own county, and not Haywood.
We are extremely sensitive
about our highway record.
When patrolmen disregard all laws
of common sense, and rules
of safety *i in order to satisfy an
appetite for excitement, then they
should be stripped of their badge I
and authority. It would also be
in order to have him pay for the
damages done to the patrol car,
rather than let taxpayers foot the
How could a patrolman who has
participated in such an act have
the conscience, or the nerve to
even caution a motorist to abide
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Certainly no motorist is eyer
going to question a patrolman going
at a fast speed down a highway,
because all presume that the
man is on urgent business of protecting
life and property, and is
in his line of duty to speed to the
scene. However, after such incidents
that happened on our.
highway a short time ago, it is no
small wonder that many people
lose respect for those who are
charged with enforcing rules of
The Mountaineer has long par- k
ticipated in a program of highway
safety?we have worked with
officials in trying to instill the
importance of safe and sane dirving.
We are happy that all the ^
patrolmen in Haywood have cooperated
to the fullest in this, and
we have every reason to believe
thmr w|ll continue.
fcow'just because two patrolmen
from nearby counties broke
> over, and violated the rules of
safety, do not for a moment confuse
them with our Haywood patrolmen.
In fact, we feel, the incident
has so disgusted our own
| patrolmen, that they are going to
be Just a little more alert then
ever In seeing that highway rules
are strictly observed by every one.
'ROLIT CO., INC. Mil* batUrlat
BY WALLY BISHOP V
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