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THE WAYNESVILLE MOUNTAINEER
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19, 1933
THE WAYNESVILLE PRINTING CO.
Waynesville, K. C.
W. C. RUSS - Editor
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THURSDAY. DECEMBER 19. 19)')
THOUGHTS FOH SKKIOrs MOSIKMS
RIokmhI i- lie uiiu I .us louml his uork. let liim ak
no other Weswlne.ss. Ho lias a work, a life purpose,
Ik- has fouiul it and will follow it, t'arlyle.
MotlcratJon is like the silki'ii string ninnins through
the prtir) chain of ull virtues. Fuller.
Without the wisdom of the learned, the clown eoulil
not Im Koverniitl ; without the labour of the clown the
learnetl could not Im fed.Chinese Proverb.
The sjmsi'Iiv that I am most afraid of at the List 1-s
the spufiro of lost o)i'tiiultl-. Theodore li. t'uyler.
IGNORED. BUT STILL ENTHUSED
For the past two years, on the 30th of
January, the nation has observed the birthday
of President Roosevelt by staging "birthday
balls" over the entire nation, with o0 per cent
of the proceeds going to the Warm Springs
Foundation, in Georgia, which he had such an
important part in founding for fighting tho
dreaded child's disease, infantile paralysis.
Haywood County staged such a ball, in
Canton, and all the county joined in. The exact
amount sent to the national headquarters was
something like $70, and about $171.00 being
kept at home to be used for local treatment of
the disease under the direction of the Hay
wood Medical Society.
Plans are already underway in Canton to
stage another ball there this year, and an invi
tation will be given Waynesville to join in again
this year. Last year some four hundred per
The amount raised was splendid, those at
tending had a good time, and every-one was
happy, but this week's mail brings a letter from
the national chairman, Henry L. Doherty, say
ing, "your community up to this time has not
taken part in the national crusade for the bene
fits of victims of that child-crippling plague, in
fantile paralysis." This puts a damper on the
enthusiasm that has heretofore prevailed, but
it should not. In fact it should instill in us a
spirit to go on and stage even a bigger ball
than ever, and show them that their overlook
ing this community in no ways affects our
loyalty to things worth while.
W H AT WILL THE WPA OFFICIAL'S
: ANSWER BE?
Many Haywood citizens are scratching
their heads and wondering where all the WPA
allotments that were assigned to this county
have gotten too.
It seems, from reliable sources, that in ail
there were five major projects scheduled and
promised to this county, but to date they have
not materialized. The money for these five
major projects has been "ear-marked" accord
ing to authentic reports coming here via local
citizens from WPA officials ia Asheville, Raleigh
The accounts also bring back the state
ments that the "powers-that-be" have pigeon
holed the Haywood projects, while other coun
ties are getting more than their share of the
Far be it from this paper to start any
thing, but we have learned from reliable sourc
es, that "organized pressure" is being assembl
ed, and will be brought to bear within a short
time and a show-down demanded of certain
officials of "why the broken promises ?"
"The day for the final show-down is not far
off unless we have been misinformed and
what we are interested in are the answers. We
wonder if the answers will be satisfactory, or
whether they will be the cutting off of some
work already started, or if the 1936 election
will loom bright on the horizon and bring the
projects "back home ?"
Some girls take advantage of every chance
they get to wear men's clothing, but the man
who will make excuses to wear women's cloth
ing is rare. ,
AND THE INDIANS SAID "NO"
Those who conceived thp route of the
Parkway, suggested that it enter the park from
Soco Gap, and then take one of two routes, or
divide either via Black Camp Gap or the Chero
kee Indian Reservation. At that time, the
state was completing a survey from Soco Gap
to the Reservation for a state road. The money
had been appropriated and the contract let, if
we remember correctly, when the decision was
made to take the Parkway from Soco Gap to
This seemed the logical route, as it would
afford the visitors a glimpse of the Reservation,
which is the only land in Eastern America
never owned by a white man, we are told.
But with the restrictions which the federal
government made regarding the Parkway, in
that no commercial vehicles can travel on it,
and that the right-of-ways will be from 800 to
1,000 feet wide, did not meet with the approval
of the Indians. They took the position that
they could not afford to give up a strip of land
800 cr a 1,000 feet wide, which would necessari
ly be right through the heart of their most fer
tile section. They also maintained that the Park
way would do them no good as they could not
have shops along it from which to sell their
So, in view of all this, they have ignored
the pleas of the white men to grant them the
right to go through the Reservation, even upon
payment for the land used.
Eventually, there will have to be a road
from Soco Gap to the Reservation, but there
might be some unnecessary delays as it was
contracted, and then recalled, and it is hard
enough to get appropriations through once,
much less twice.
The Indians are holding out for a state road
over which they can use their trucks, and even
teams, if necessary. In a way they can hardly
be blamed for their attitude, at the same time,
we have the feeling that the Parkway would
have meant a lot of business to them, and a
parallel state road for commercial use would
have given them ample road facilities, and at
the same time an avenue of tourist travel over
the Parkway that otherwise they won't get.
THE OLD HOME TOWN
bgataW 0 I Mart 0
Now that you have done your Christmas
shopping, you can go ahead and do your Christ
ALMOST GONE TUT XOT FOItW)TTF,X
It was a r.iiny day. . .and on rainy days', a crowd
of some eight or ton, often more, would gather at the
eoUntry stoic to .swap yarns ami relate their exper
ience in the Lack -woods fashion of thirty years 'ago.
Thirty years ago, if you remember, there was
one or more stores In every rural community of this
county; and often there was a blacksmith shop' near by.
Now, on this particular occasion we have all three
store, shop, and a loafing .crowd of about ten or
twelve men inside both places. Besides JoneH the
''utore-k-eepur" and Keith, the blacksmith, we find
Towles who had come to get hi.s bltf horse, Henry, .shod:
also the two : Mrown boys, Jerry Meadows, Sam Itrysort.
"Red": Welch.. ''Huff" Anders and t)ick Jolly the com
"How many of you fellers left the out woman
'noufrh wood to writ a meal?" asked Dick, sitting on ,i
nail keg by the door of Keith's shop. A smile went
around the crowd and Ruff Anders jr.ive THck a sly
Mink and nodded toward Red Welch.
'I bet 'Red's' wife made him lay in the stove-wood
before she'd let him come," said Dick. A hearty laupfc '
went around the crowd, for "Red" had the reputation
of beinc somewhat hen-pecked.
"What's yore i-dee, Dick, 'bout how a man oner
treat his wife, seein' as you've never been married?"
asked one of the RrOwn boys.
"Don't have to be married to know that," replied
Dick. "Treat 'em pood, like you would n pood work
hoss, . . like Towles thar treats id' Henry, friristanre.
only in a different Way, you know: but alius keep the
reins on 'em and never let 'em kick out o' the harness.
'Cause if you Ver let 'em kick out o' the harness, they'll
have the harness .on you purty soon."
: At this subtle philosophy all laughed but "Red",
.and 'the crowd, seeing that they had carried the joke
far enough, were silent for a moment. Towles got up
and .'looked fondly at his big horse, taking him bv the
-tail. : '.'"'':;'-.''..'-
"How much does he weigh now. Towles?'' asked
'liout fourteen hundred that was three months '.
ago," replied Towles,
Goin' to enter him at the Fair?" he was asked.
"Calkylated I would," returned Towles. '-But ye
see, we don't alius git a square deal at the Fair. . ;
seems like them judges alius have to have some favor
ites, or else don't know how to judge hoss flash."
"Guess they ort not to call It 'Fair' then," said
."Now. boys, here's the way I judge a good hoss,
work hoss I mean. lie must he built from the ground
up and "
"That's the way to Judge a man too," interrupted
Dicky "now look thar at Buff, he "
At this point the conversation was broken off by
Keith the smith, who also shod horses for the com
munity. "You'll have to move 'round a little I guess, boys,"
said he as he patted Towel's big horse on the shoulder
nad picked up a foot, "cause me an' Henry takes up
rite smart o' room."
"Alright, Henry, this will be the sixth time for you
I b'lieve," and Keith commenced to pry off the old shoe.
"How many ' you reckon you've shod in all, Mr.
Keith?" asked someone in the crowd.
"Don't know, don't know egzackly, boys; but I cal
kylate some whirs around six thousand hosses, six
thousand more or less, as the land deeds say, I've
shod on an average of 'bout nine or ten hosses a week
outside o' the time I was laid up with my back an' a
cut on the hand a few weeks. , .you all remember that,
when I got hurt a shoe'in' Hlggins' wild hoss. Well,
you can count it for yourself; I've been on the job
nigh onto fifteen years"
"Well, you're purty apt to keep it up now, long
as you're able to do the work. . .don't ye guess so, Mr.
Keith?" asked Buff.
"Well, I don't know," replied Keith, "sometimes t
think I'll give it up; not that I've made nuff money,
at shoein' hosses to re-tar on. 'cause thars nothin to
be made at it. . but its mighty hard work for a man
of my age. Guess I'de a done give it up before now,
but ye see boys, I'do hate to be called a quitter AND
I HATE A QUITTER."
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By W. CURTIS RUSS
Freddie Crawford is home, and
wearing a hat, which happens to be
the third hat he ha ever owned. One
when he was ;wo years old, a Boy
Scout hat, at tht age of 12, and the
Charter Ray is a most obligins'
person. Last week he helped a fellow-motorist
fret their car started by
pushing: the balking car quite a ways,
and lo, and behold, Mr. Kay hadn't
gone 100 feet after getting; the other
car started, until he gave out of gas
but the car he had helped was out
Miss Sylla Davis comes back at
me with the proof that she once had
the pleasure of being the sole occu
pant of a Pullman, similar to my ex
perience of two weeks ago, except
she was ".side-tracked" for several
I have always tried to do my part
towards advertising Waynesville, so
I readily bought one of the bumper
signs when they first came out sev
eral months ago. And within thirty
minutes after having it put on, the
car was run into while parked. The
sien was bent double.
Two days later the car was parked
in almost the same place and was
hit again, and for the second time the
sign was twisted and scratched.
Knowing that everything runs in
threes, I waited for the third "strike."
and sure enough it came, although
not as bad a$ the first two, but the
sign was bent. Each time the car
waa. parked when hit. So I am look
ing for someone that is useless and
I am going to pin that sign on the
seat of his britches and "park" him
on the street where my ear usually
stands, and hope that the sign drav
a reckless driver his way as it ha'3
towards my car.
There' something about spats that
I can't quite overcome. And answer
me this, are they really essential?
Mrs, N'ora Ashton has three daugh'
ters who have birthdays on national
holidays. One was born February 22
Washir:gion'.s birthday. Another on
July Fourth and the third on Novem
ber eleventh Armistice Day. The
patriotic three, eh?
A reader of this column this week
suggested more pictures ip the column
That's an idea, I will see what can
be dene about it.
A woman stepped on the scales in
the Waynesville Pharmacy last week
and called to Jeff Reeves to verify the
reading of the scales. He looked
stunned, then quietly told her the
"scales said 284 pounds.'- The wo
man gave a hearty laugh, and said,
"Why, I'm off three pounds."
During an odd moment Saturday
night I snooped around town a bit,
paying particular attention to the toy
counters, and wag amazed to find the
number of grown-ups that were
with the toys.
The next time you are up town just
notice how many men and women will
pick on the toy pianos, blow the horns,
wind the trains, and pick tip this and
that to see if it will run,
And in a local drug store last week,
three of the town's ' younger bache
lors had one of these mystery cars
down on the floor playing with it, and
they had wound up a train, and then
got to shooting at a moving target
with a toy gun and all three of
them knew all the secrets about Santa
Claus 25 years ago.
And to get wise tbout S. C. is one
of life's greatest disappointments. Do
you remember how you found out?
My sister, who is five years younger
than I told me no, I'm not quite that
dumb, T just "pretended" until after
getting the bicycle catch the point?
Here I have gone and gotten all
By Thomas HastwelJ
THE VISE ART OF LIVING: The
aie of being happy with the things we
havs, yet still being stirred by a de
sire for better things, for more com
forts, more luxuries, more posses
sions, is a nice problem of balance in
human living. To one so attuned to
living in the world today life gives
its best reward.- It is a well known
fact that it is in the planning, the
anticipation, the achieving, rather
than in the actual possession or real
ization, that the greater happiness
always lies. How fortunate and wLse,
then is he, who, while appreciating
to the fullest, that which he now has,
is also able to live in the enjoyment
and anticipation of the things of
which he dreams and the things for
which he longs. How much more sen
sible to approach life in this way.
How often men and women rob them
selves of most of the pleasure of liv
ing by failing to strike this nice baN
ance. tnis, truly, is tne tine art ot
enthused about Santa . Claus and
Christmas, and I haven't even written
him my letter but I usually think of
Christmas as not having to work, and
having the opportunity of going
around nibbling candy here, there and
yonder, then a nut or two, and maybe
a few apples, and tangerines'. And
where I spend Christmas there is
always a dish of stick candy and
24 Years Ago!
(From the files of November 28, 1511
Messrs. Henry Caneli and Roy
Ploft spent 'Sunday in town wit.;
Mr. Clarence Holmes spent Sunder,
in Asheville with Mrs. Holmes.
Col. Ludlow, of Winston-Salem,
in Waynesville this week on business
Mr. Joe Schenck, of Copperhi':
Tenn., is spending this week visiting
hi3 mother, Mrs. Anne Schenck.
Mr. Way Kinsland left on Wednes
day for Bristol, Tenn., where he wi"
spend several days.
Miss Esther Wharton, of Cruso, ;,
the house gue-st this week of i!:., .
Was there ever a more ideal da?
anywhere than in Waynesville on !ar
Mr. R. Q. McCracken returned la'
week from a business trip to Raleigh
Mts. John T. Bailey, of Canton, wa
the guest of her mother, Mrs, H. L
MacFayden, on Sunday.
Mrs. James R. Thomas was hostess
last Thursday to the Round Dozen
Book Club. After an enjoyable hour
and a half the club adjourned to meet
with Mns. R. L. Allen on December
The Misses Alsteatter entertained
the members of the Bridge Club Sat
urday afternoon. The prize, an em
broidered hand bag, was cut by Miss
Nan Killian. A tempting salad
course was served after the game.
The talk of the town is the Thanks
giving special sale that is being pu:
on by MLss Siler. To get your milli
nery at these prices is like a Christ
mas present to you.
Miss Alice Mae Harrold invited a
number of her little friends on Mon
day afternoon in honor of her birth
day. The usual childish games were
enjoyed and at five o'clock the hostess
invited her guests into the prettily
decorated dining room.
The dance given by Mr. Earl Nor
man at the Suyeta Park Hotel marks
the beginning of a series of dances to
be given at this popular hotel this
winter. The floor -was in excellent
condition and the dance was greatly
The advocates for federal appropri
ations for highways in Richmond last
week, carried the ppood roads con
gress with a whoop, when the ques
tion came to a final vote. The rebel
yell of the Southern delegates, who
had lead the fight for government
help, filled the large auditorium.
what is better to nibble on than that?
But shucks, I've got another col
umn to pound out before Christmas,
my say anyways, will be talking to
you perhaps early Sunday morning
via this same space.
Sam at advrtitd in Good Houiakoop
infl Magazine, Ladioi Homo Journal and
Saturday Evoning Pott. Cloans floor,
rugs and carport. Motor drivoo revolv
ing brush typo. . . . Valu $39.50. And a
ROYAL JUNIOR HAND CLEANER
for f leaning upholstery, stairs, draperies,
automobile interiors, etc. . . .Value $12.00.
Total retail value ... $51.50
Th! sffw It for a limited Dm only . . . do net delay . . . II
it a real bargain . . . thar ytu cannot afford la aib.
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degree of quality obtainable.
Every prescription entrusted to this store is com
pounded by an experienced, licensed pharmacist, exactly
as your physieian specifies.
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