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THE MOUNTAINEER, WAYNESVILLE, N. C.
THE WAYNESVILLE PRINTING CO.
Phone 137 ,
Wain Street Waynesville, N. C.
W. C. RUSS Editor
W. C. Russ and M. T. Bridges, Publishers
Published Every Thursday
1 Year, In County 11-00
G Months, In County -50
1 Year Outside v.f Haywood County $1.50
Subscription payable in advance
Entered at the post office at Waynesville, N. C,
as Second Class Mail Matter, as provided under
tie Act of March 3, 1879, November 20, 1914.
PPESS ASSOCIATION i
THURSDAY. JULY 2."i, 19:13
TIIOK.II I S rHt SI.KIOI S MOMENTS
If tiinkl niul Im- written upon our lirou, li-t
llii-m mil In- witn-ti up.. ii the heart. The spirit should
Hot lii-nM nlil. .lames A. Onrlield.
The iiiory of Miecess is half won when one gains
the hiil.il i.f wink. Surah A. Molton.
MTeetiou can il h-iaiNl wry stneie florins of ljjoi-.
I. in mil a Inns pi'lar fn-t r iiiiiiiTereiiee. Sir Waller
The fir-t ami lic-l victory K I c(iiuiiier -elf, to he
c i.iiiii. ii il hy -elf i-. nf all lliinus the nu-t -hameful
Thinii.',ht i- ileepet- Ihan all -peeeh: feeling deeper
than all thjiim'hl. ( raiirli.
TRYING TO DOIKiE THE FACTS
Last September a group of Asheville civic
.leaders, banded together and successfully orga
nized about .".00 Tar Heels to invade Washing
ton and appear before Secretary of Interior
Ickes and present this state's claims for the
southern route of the $U,000,000 Scenic Park
way.. Of the number, Haywood County furnished
one-sixth. Fortunately, the decision was made
favoring North Carolina. AH were happy ex
Later, only during the past few weeks, a
controversy has arisen the question of determ
ining the route-of the Parkway into the park
after leaving Soco (lap. The Indians having
turned thumbs down on the route from Soco
Gap to Cherokee, on the strength that it would
take too much if their valuable land. Their
claim, being a justified one, for two reasons;
first, it would be too great a loss to the Indians
living in the section traversed by the route from
the (lap to the Reservation; and second, that
section is strictly farming land, and worthless ;
from a scenic viewpoint.
The Indians, together with others, made
the timely suggestion that the Parkway go via
Bunches Creek and Smokemont into the park,
thus traversing a 'country of matchless scenic
Officials in Washington, when told of the
change, were favorably toward the new route,
. because they too, readily saw the folly of
"cramping the Indians" into smaller quarters,
to say nothing of getting a much better route
via Bunches Creek;
-. This is the story of the events to date, as
we have gat here,1 t hem officially, and the reason
for going into detail with all this is to bring
out the fact, that the Asheville Chamber of
Commerce, has through one of the officials an
nounced they "intended to fight to the finish"
to have the Parkway go through the Indian
The most deplorable fact of their state
ment is that it shows that the very group that
led the fight all the way to Washington against
the Tennessee route are the very ones that have
failed to "think things through" on the North
; The Asheville group has contacted Con
gressman Weaver in an effort to get him to help
"push their point." We cannot conceive of Mr.
Weaver granting such a "one-sided" request.
This one point has been over-looked by
the Asheville group the Cherokee Indian Res
ervation will be one of the main attractions
within the park, so why disrupt them, push
them to one side, and cause ill feelings towards
the "whites?" T
It seems that if Asheville would follow
their better judgment they will discontinue
their "fight" just where it is, and be glad to
get What they can as soon as they can.
For the very reason that they fail to show
"why" the necessity of going through the Res
ervation gives ample reason for believing they
have neglected reasoning the matter out.
TIME FOR ACTION
A mere handful of Waynesville citizens are
working day and night in an effort to push early
completion of Highway No. 284 Waynesville
to Brevard. This small group is doing all in
their power to get it under actual construction,
but unfortunately, a large part of the citizen
ship here has a "don't care attitude" towards
The ' records show that almost in every
case of this kind where a road is granted to a
section of the state, that the population "rises
up" and presents their desires before the High
way Commission, Raleigh.
Tiis doesn't necessarily mean a trip to
Raleigh, a letter will be sufficient right at this
time. If you are interested in seeing the road
finished, you can do much with a three-cent
investment. Write Chairman Capus M. Way
nick, Highway Commission, Raleigh, and let
vour wants be known.
MUST KEEP AN EYE ON ALL THREE
During the past week the editor of this
paper received a letter from a reader, in which
complaint was made of the fact that seemingly
the business interests of Waynesville were de
voting too much time towards the tourist busi
ness and neglecting industries and farmers
within the county.
The writer of the letter set out the fact
that money that is now being spent in an effort
to induce tourists to come here could be better
spent on some project already established.
The facts set out are worth remembering.
The ultimate goal of every community is to be
well-balanced, and certainly Waynesville has
every natural feature to become a "perfectly
balanced town." And it would be a serious
thing to neglect any one of them namely:
agriculture, industries and tourist.
It is refreshing to read of the celebration
of a golden wedding. It is someiiing worth
while to write about and breaks the monotony
of the accounts of the trips to Reno. The event
is properly named for nothing but golden hearts
can produce a golden wedding. Every time we
read of such an event we rejoice. We rejoice
with each principal in the fifty year association
with the other. They have had their tips and
downs. Life has not been a bed of roses but
there has been enough of strength of character
and of mutual love to carry on throughout the
half century of years. When their photographs
accompany the story the lines in the faces ara
more eloquent than the words of the writer and
tell of much joy and sorrow. The faces are
more beautiful than they were on the first
wedding. Even the man has become beautiful
since that far past event he was only handsome.
As we write we are looking at a cut of two who
last week celebrated their golden anniversary.
They are better preserved than most. Time hag
been kind to them but the lines are there and
the hair has turned gray. They are standing
like they have lived shoulder to shoulder.
There are lines in their faces but there is no
fear. These two are unafraid. They have pass
ed beyond fear and are standing in the after
noon sun of a long day and are content. May
we congratulate you golden people and thank
you for the example that you have set to all
home makers. Charity and Children.
'SALT l Till: KAItTM-
ll.u-k.. far liai-U. inf.. the. deep l-eeessos ; and upon
slopes ..)' the nipiiniwiiTiius fringe that siirriiiin.i
Klaywdud as well as in othPf sect juris of the county there
dwells a sturdy Scotch-Irish . and KriKhsh stuck the
purest of Aiml.-Sax.m And hero, too. the en
croachments: of our .complex; modern civilization upon
society are tiot nearly so marked.
liut I only intended to touch upon one outstand-
in'tf characteristic of these, pur folks., their alioundinc;
hospitality.. Doubtless other sections of Western North
Carolina will claim the came. . hut they cannot claim
more. Oo where you will, up the creeks and steep
slopes of the Cruso section, to the head waters of the
.West Fork, down the fertile Pigeon Valley, among the
hills of Iron Duff, into Fines Creek, Cove: Creek any
where, and generally the same hearty welcome greets
"We ain't got much, hut. you're welcome to what
we have." This is a customary saying and whenever
Haywood County folks Kreet me in this manner I never
have any misgivings about how the food is going to
- . . ."to what we have." What more could any one
wish ? A Rood drjnk of water and a basket of fruit,
maybe. . .the best chair by the fire. . Ithe best bed. . '
and victuals, -with few exceptions, fit for a king! Add
to this a genuine, hearty welcome and you have a picture
of Haywood County hospitality.
Are these not they of whom it was also spoken
"Ve are the salt of the earth?"
IM) YOr (1IKW A MATCH?
The Cornfield Philosopher has never seen so many
men chewing matches in all his life:. . .some of them
live in Waynesville, but they've been mostly from the
country during the past few weeks.
The farmer chewing a straw used to be regarded
as a sign of philosophic meditation and contentment
but I don't know just what this match-chewing epi
demic means. We have'nt heard of any bad results
from the habit as yet. . .perhaps it, too, Is a good omen
regardless of the fact that the old-time match wa8 con
. I saw a bride buying herself a new broom the other
'. .urni woman's got sense,
.starting on the
liv W. CURTIS RUSS
Up until the last m futile I thought
a coiumn would be piuvided for this
apace this week but '.t iv,ied 'to
Someone has sani t maybe Uncle
Ate or the Ram. .a i) -inat We made
up of disappointments. Anyway,
when time won't permit worry, they
are not su had after all I've actually
gotten to the place where, i can look
forwaio with nelight to disappoint
Cut I wasn't disappointed by any
means last week when making the
"official" visit to see the new baby of
the - .organization Charles, Thomas
Bridges son and grand son of the
When talking in a whisper aboui
hi.s future, he -actually blushed when
something was said about him be
coming a columnist,'
The greatest- Concern of his parents
is that he don't crythat fact alone
is convincing , proof he'.- bound : for
newspaper - work--just take what
comes your way and .say nothing: . .
Although the attending physician
wouldn't make a. direct statement, he
intimated that 05'r of the bill was
for "pulling the father through" the
ordeal as mother and son are "just
And this belongs in the want ait
column, but, the father has a lightly
worn hat which he will sell cheap or
exchange for a larger one but there's
no argument to the tact that his ac
tions are all justified.'. , ... ;
About the best best piece of na
tive wit of the week came from a
young man - who demanded that his
name be le.ft out,: when he said
"the new 'no parking' signs on Church
street are almost worn out by the
excess parking of cars on them."
Whow! What a dig. ; .
While in a local grocery store Fri
day, Chief Stringfield walked up, and
threw his arm on my shoulder and
we conversed for several minutes
about things in general, and of course
there was nothing wrong with that,
but I was amazed at a little 7-vear-
old boy who observed us closely, and
evidently thinking that Chief hhd
gotten "his man."
l-lothes make all the (iifterence in
the world, in fact, we get to know
people by their clothes. Only Mon
day a man whom I've known a long,
long time walked in the : office . and
to save my neck I co'uldn t call his
name his lace was familiar, so was
his voice, but something was missing
Oh, yes, I see now, his overalls
had been changed for a nifty pair of
white flannels and a blue coat..
Will some one who has the nervej
explain to me, how in the world peo
pie can actually kiss a Bible when
taking oaths that hundreds of others
have actually kissed the verV
thoughts of its makes me forget
when meal time comes. ...
Something I never knew before if
a better view of a picture is desired,
fold the hand so as to make a tele
scope and look at the picture with one
eye its interesting.
Almost every person I know of is
self-conscious when having a picture
made and invariably pose in front
of the camera, only to look very un
The very pointed, and direct ques
tion oi "Why don t you do more
snooping and key-hole peeping for
your commn was put at me last
week . . . there s several reasons .
and then, why infringe cn Uncle Abe
ana tne riambler
But I did see a certain vniirnr -roan
walk up street . Saturday with a pack
age under his arm, and if he had
known that the "ereen can" on thp
neck of the flat bottle was showing
he would have walked faster and
dodged his approaching pastor.
l8 CSimtee ftfa fiSt th 3B?t tuHitfa
nsl dragons for decoration! tTL
ltora to Copenhagen will testify. On
th$ base of the spirit of the Bourse at
Copenhagen sprawl four dragons, their
ueaus eaen racing a point of the com
pass, and their tails twisted together
for the tip of the spire.
By Thomas Hast well
CREATOR OF THE BEAUTIFUL:
1 enjoy raising flowers, especially
roses. Koses 1 think respond in a
marvelous way to intelligent culture.
One can achieve a remarkable variety
of degrees of perfection in a rose by
attention and care. The correct soil,
the correct pruning, all of these re
flect themselves in the finished rose.
What is true of roses is true of other
flowers but my hobby is roses and
it is wtfth these that moszt of my ex
perience has been gained. To me
there is no flower that presents the
beauty of the unfolding rose and the
marvel of the opening bud as the
lovely petals burst their green cov
erings, and slowly unfold them
selves in view. In like manner, if
one can .see it, there is beauty to be
seen in the development of a child: a
much more interesting and fascinat
ing beauity than is to be found in
flowers because in addition to -the de
velopment of physical beauty there
is the development of expression, of
skill of the mind, and the soul. We
who cultivate the flowers are watch
ful that only. -the- right conditions
surround them, that the soil, and
air, ami water, are as nearly cor
rect as. our skill and knowledge can
make them, to the end that the fin
ished blossoms shall be perfect.
How much more important then it is
that we see to it that only the best
things enter into the formation of
the child's life, that with the coming
years it's unfolding may reveal a
character beautiful and attractive in
the possession of many Christian
graces and virtues.
24 Years Ago
1 I.',, .u
iuiu uie nic:.. of J v
f (I.... .
-ii. .uars Irwin
"CIC "euiiesday ur, b-j,
Judge Junius Adam
was here on bu.-;:-.f -l
week. ' "
Mr. Robert ReVRulJ.
made a business t-p
Mr. Will Smathet- n
position as clerk with ;V
Mrs. R. H.Blackwtl
day in Asheville on bu
Miss Emma Joe Bru
Ga., visited MiS3 .an
Mrs. Herbert Ash:.-i v
niece, Mrs. Charlie GrUvt.
more last week.
Mrs. Hugh A. Love viitt i . .
vci, ..ii a. i'icu Alsltattcr
ville, on Monday.
'Miss r-hyjUs Wooda!
visited JUisa Joseph
TWtot-nc. TVT..,r Cxll ,
i.iiuoco mm) tuuie and Marv P;
- of, Cr,
entered thj. .j.
in Atlanta tu
According to the Alexander Ham
ilton Institute -figures the: total na
tional wealth of the United States in
1934 was 2ti4.4 billion dollars as com
pared with 237.2 billidns in 1933 and
22H.4 billion in 1932.
It is said there are still 20,000
horses in New York City, requiring
500 stables to house them.
'A new time keeping instrument
made in London has erred only six
thousandths of a second in six months.
In 1934 the railroads had only one
course in nursing.
Mr. and Mrs. John W
are entertaining at tru:r
evening wiui a aance n , m
Jennie Ray, About hw-i.:
will be present for the atfa'..'"'
.hinging Convention will U- hr '.j t
Waynesville at the AuatU-mv Hall
on Aug, 12 We are pk-an-i to bit
that people in neailv a!! hartd'-l.
county are interested ;r. vca!
We are informed that at '. rtr
convention to be'. held :ii U'av...-v
Dellwood, Ratclitf Cove. I! M
tain, Thickety, Maple O-'.ou, j;
Cove Creek, Vaynevil'a-, and tit
One of the hio.-t ,-u.v...fuf te
tamments ever given here both km
the artistic stand point as wtll as: tht
financial was the comic upem. M-bdj
given under the auspices- "f the Aim;.
ican Womans League. J: wa.-- tKryoai
all doubt an all-star ca-: Each
actor did their part exceptional'
Rout of . State ll:i;inv.av to to
through' .- Haywood C..unty-.Josc-j)ii
Hyde Pratt, State Gi.-ii;-i!-ist. present
ed his report on the mi-aiion of the
road from Raleigh into ; TcnntsiH.
This-great highway will run fit-in
Morehad City and BeautVrt, the whole
length of the tate.
A meeting of all. ineiiibers of .the
Board of Trade and the commercial
organizations in North Carolina will
be invited to the -Greater Charlotte
Club to meet in Charlotte in Septem
ber for the purpose of urging a
"Back Home' to North Carokna
movement. This same - movement
tried in Tennesse last year has shown
that upon invitation many thousands
from the Northwest return to their
fatalitv wr 4()I).I)0(I'.()IK( lti-iengiK
thUoc ceViorliiloH nil- frantn!'t Jiail
one fatality for every tim.m pas-
cpnirpr milea anil auto had one W
talitv in everv ll,00il,(UMI miles.
Tt i pstimntpd that the average
'rv,on neoc civ vartptif-: C.f COSnietiC'
rouge, lip-stick, ftice pokier, v'o'i
cream,, eyebrow pencil .ind'. mascara-
puts on an average ot tnree ; ac
tions a day.
Whether for Men, Women, Children
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minor ailment Jias time to become a chronic disease.
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