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THURSDAY, MARCH 26, 1936
THE WAYNES VILLE MOUNTAINEER
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Waynesville, N. C.
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THURSDAY, MARCH 26, 19:56
THOUGHTS Hill NKIUOIS MOMKNTS
Tlitwo are 'hut two powers In tlm world, the sword
imd tlio mind. tlui lon run the nword Is ulwuys
beaten by Mk mind. Napoleon I.
Jlory is never whore virtue Is not. ' Franc.
I hold tlutt to ikknI nothing Is divine, and the less
a man ncods the. ueanr Uchw he upproueli divinity.
What's ill a nainei? That which we call a rose by
any other name would smell as sweet. Shakespeare.
A kmmI opiKwtuiilly is seldom iiresenUtl, and is
easily lois. Myrus.
I trust im rich man wlu is ollieiously kind to a
poor man. Plautu.s.
Ho that is proud of riches Is a fool. For If he
lie evallil atwivo his neighbors because be hath more
Kold, how iiukJi inferior is he U a K"M mine. Jeremy
$17,600 IN COM) CASH
The average person shudders to think
back to October, 1029, because tha't will always
mark the beginning of the depression. Yet
there are a numier of citizens in this com
munity today t'hat look back to that date and
smile a smile of independence, because between
them, they will receive $17,000 in cash next
To 'celebrate- the beginning of the depres
sion, so to speak, this group took out shares in
the Haywood Home Building and Loan Asso
ciation, jut paying in twenty-five cents a week
per shtro. Today their little twenty-live cent
pieces have grown to $100.
Today t:hey can use the $100 to many a
g.jod advantage, While the. meager twenty-fivo
cent piece.'; were practically worthless within
The Kuilding and Loan Association is di
rected by leading business men of the com
munity, wh.j give their time and energy for the
sake of the institution in order that the up
building and development of the community
might never become dormant.
The lone fact that the institution has
weathered tlui financial storm, kept the faith
of the s'lock'holders and paid dividends of at
least six per cent is a record of no small attain
Not only have, the stockholders been paid
a good dividend on their money, but scores
have been able to build homes with the assi i
tance of the organization.
This is a much better community because
-of the organization.
VERY, VERY FORTUNATE
Although the snow in Haywood County
last week was the worst in 40 years, it did not
cause us much damage as was done in other
Western North Carolina is fortunate in
having suffered as little as it has during the
past winter while a hard winter in every re
spect, it has been much worse in other sec
tions of the country. And now the eastern
part of the country is just checking up on the
loss of life and money done by floods caused by
heavy snows and rains.
After all, we are still fortunate.
HEW ARE OF WIRES
A3 a general rule, flying kites is an amus
ing pastime but one that might also prove to be
a dangerous one, unless those flying the kites
keep clear of all high tension electric wires.
A damp kite string, held in the hand of a
person on damp or wet ground, might prove
fatal if the string comes in contact with a high
tension wire. ,
While kite-flying is an interesting amuse
ment, parents should take care to see that their
children stay clear of the wire3.
In the current issue of The Rutherfordton
News, .exactly thirty-five candidates have an
nounced for the various offices in the June Pri
mary. Indications are that the campaign in Hay
wood will not get into full swing until later,
but will be short and hard-fought one.
THE CREAM OF THE JEST
WPA, which is to say Harry Hopkins, has
issued strict orders that there is to be no poli
ticking in that agency. Contributions for po
litical purposes shall not be required of WPA
employees. No person shall be employed or
discharged for supporting or failing to support
any candidate or political organization. Furth
ermore, no WPA employee shall ait any time
solicit contributions for any political party.
Evidence of such solicitations will be cause for
Well, that's fair enough, even though it's
a little late in the day for WPA, now letting
off employees rather than taking them on, to
be talking about keeping politics out of work
relief. But the instructions are incomplete.
They do not include that provision which The
News has suggested aforetime:
That persons employed in executive ca
pacities with ithe dole & dabble organizations be
debarred from running for any office whatso
ever for a period of five years afterwards. The
first effort of. this, we have remarked, would
be that political systems would not accept desk
jobs with the scheme of building political ma
chines. A second effect would be, probably,
that competent business men might be induced
to take their places.
A third and sanguine possibility is that
there might be, given no politics in WPA, fewer
persons on relief. Charlotte News.
GOOD OLD DAYS
Always we hear folks talking of the good
old days, and wishing they might come back.
We believe thalt we are living today in good
days, better than any that have gone by in
past hisitory. However, the following com
munication, from a Carolina man, and pub
lished in a number of papers lately, may inter
est many who sometimes think of the good old
"I was born eight miles from a railroad,
five miles from a school house, nine miles from
a church, 200 yards from a wash hole and fif
teen feet from a cornfield. We owned two
kerosene lamps, neither of which had a chim
ney. Our house wasn't ceiled, but two of our
rooms had lofts in them. We had a glass win
dow in our "company" room. Our nicest piece
of furniture was a home-made rocking chair.
Our beds were of the slat, or tight-rope variety.
The Trundle bed took care of all the yunguns
under five years of age, and it sltayed full all
the time. We went to school three or four
months in the year, but not in a bus. We at
tended church once a month, but not in a car;
we used a hwo-mule wagon. We dressed up
on Sunday, but not in silks or satins. We neither
wrote letters nor received any. We made our
own lye hominy, distilled our own lye from our
own ash-hoppers. We drank sassafras tea and
never had a yearning for coffee.
"We sopped our own molasses; we ate our
own meat; we considered rice a delicacy f(n
only preachers to eat ; we knew about store
bought clothes, but never expected to be able
to wear any ; we got a stick of candy and thiee
raisins for Christmas and were happy; we loved
Ma and Pa and were never hungry; enjoyed
going naked; didn't want much and expected
nothing. And that's why our so-called hard
times ain't so hard on me and a lot of others
who were broughlt up the same way." Ex.
'BLAME THE VOTERS AND NOT CANDI
y DATES ; ;
In a recent issue of the North Carolina
Christian Advocate, the following editorial und
er the caption, "Examine the Candidates" ap
"Candidates, and great numbers of them
in some counties, are announcing for the next
General Assembly of North Carolina. Some
of these were members of the last ever mem
orable legislature in. Raleigh, others are new
men who desire to become lawmakers for North
Now is the time to look into the record of
those lawmakers who were in Raleigh through
the last General Assembly, and see how they
behaved then and what reputation they made
for drinking liquor and for other acts unbe
coming a man who was sent to represent a
great state like North Carolina. See also how
he voted on the questions that came before
that body. And if these men fail to represent
the people get busy and make sure that they do
not return." '' "'!:
( It is only natural that such advice be given
out by a church paper, but it should be remem
bered, that the average voter does not look at
the candidate from the standpoint of religious
yiews or moral questions, although many of
them rank high in the affairs of the church.
Hie average member of ithe legislature
will only act and do as the majority of the
voters who sent them to Raleigh would ap
prove. The place to remedy such unfavorable
. situations is not so much a change of the can
didates as it is to change the attitude of the
;yoters. " '
THE OLD HOME TOWN
1 ll "7 (look oof. 1
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B.OLAN-TMAT BROUGHT POWN -THE HUSH
23 Years Ago
By W. CURTIS RUSS
W. Li. "Rill" Iuiipkin told' the one
last week utiout the well-known Hay
wood County man, who a few years
aK) was tryintf to organize a Sunday
School in a remote section of the
eouroty. About the time things bean
to move along .smoothly, a nephew of
the man in charge, came upon the
scene with a jug of litiior in his hand,
and about as much in his stomach.
The old man knew it would never
On to have a drunken relative around
while organizing a Sunday School, So
he ordered him to leave the scene, and
to do away with the liquor.
The nephew could not understand
such orders, knowing that his . Uncle
was also fond of liquor, so he hung
around a few minutes, awaiting de
velopments.. The old man again approached him
and said: "I told you to leave here
with your h(uor. Now go on anil
hide it In the bushes. You know we
can't have liquor hre at hunday
School. Hut. say. don t forget where
vim hide it. I might want a little
when I get through with this meeting.
N'ow Hill has all the names involv
ed in the above Incident winch is ab
solutely the truth, the whole truth,
list Friday- Hotarians ISird. Hrnwn,
Candler anil Wolf, all of sylva. and
Fred Sloan, of Franklin, attended the
Waynesville meeting. In due course
of I he meeting, all were called on for
a few remarks, Each one of them
claimed that "'rum' olt was the
speaker for the group, and with that
they each took their seats.
It was the tirst time- m my life that
I have heard four men introduce one
speaker, but. anyhow. ' loin seeing
that he was on the spot for a long
speech rose slowlv. took a parting
puff limn his pipe and said::
"Fellow Hotarians. I see that I am
supposed to make a long talk, but
somehow I feel like the Irishman who
had an alarm clock that would wake
him from his deep sleep each morning-
One morning, Mike, was awake
when the clock went oil. and he turn
ed to it and said: 'I fooled you that
time, I was already awake.' "
With that story, "Tom" took his
seat. remarking. "I was listening to
those follows all the time."
Last Wednesday, after the heavy
"frost" of Tuesday, a group of young
boys gathered at the Pure Oil station,
and began throwing snow balls at the
rooster on the sign on the Book Store
Wall. They were trying to hit the
rooster in the eye, but somehow no
one seemed to possess the accuracy
to do it.
Several farmers standing nearby
looked on for a while, until they could
not stand the suspense any longer, so
they started In.
As far aa I know, to this day, the
eye of the rooster has not been touch-"
I never knew before that R. T.
Boyd, George Garrett, Jim String
fleld and Dr. J. II. McCracken could
cut capers on the dance floor. All
four of them showed more life than
any sixteen-year old person present.
If you want something to test your
ability at dodging, just try getting; out
of the way of a flying piece of smut.
Last week oh Alain Street, I saw a
piece making straight for my face,
and dodge as I may, it landed just
as square on the end of my nose as
you please. If I had had forethought
enough to-have stood still, I would
have been OK.
Someone brought by this little squib
the other day: "See no evil, hear no
evil and talk no evil, eliminates you
from the sewing club."""
Here Is a sentiment from Emerson
which a group of business men, start
ing puf In a new enterprise, took as
their motto: ..:
Work hard . .' -
A Lover Of Sports
. L, Banister, Asheville Times.)
Military and athletic heroes are
generally consigned to Valhallas es
pecially created for these greats when
they pass along. Their going Is us
ually accompanied by elaborate obi
tuaries and long descriptions. But
there are other heroes who live and
die without notice. For one reason
or another their exploits get little
notice. Vet in their very oblivion they
often eclipse the deeds of the heralded
heroes. The sports world has lost
a hero of this latter type. Dean Med
fiirtl. 1 S-year-old Waynesville youth,
died recently after a ten-year strug
gle against a disease that left little
hope in the hearts of his friends and
relatives once It' struck'. Yet up to
the very last of his going he kept his
spirits high, mainly through connec
tions with the-sports world. His hob
by was sports pictures and his scrap
book bis greatest source of happiness.
To this sports : -writers from many
cities contributed. Sports celebrities
also paid tribute to the youngster's
gameness by sending photographs,
messages and other recognitions of
his light "fur life. Heavyweight Cham
pion Jimmy Braddock wrote to the lad
and Ail-Anierlcan Freddie Crawford
was a. frequent visitor. The last word
this column had from the youngster
was that he was trying to make ar
rangements to go west with the hopes
it would relieve his aliment. Yet his
faniliv knew that he lacked strength
Mrs. Lytla Allen has move 1
uic uuiuun iiuvci to me tiO'.ni' , -
Mr. R. N. Barber, who tra-.i';
back home for a few days. ' s
Miss Florence Moody went tu V-.,
ville Wednesday on business.
Miss Bessie Lenoir, of Lenoir C'v
Tenn., has arrived to spend the :u-i'
mer with Miss Hattie Siler.
Mrs. Cory left Sunday for Aikvn
where she will visit Mr. an. M-Bush.
Mr. and Mrs. Canton Burt,
vine, are visiting tneir Parents
Mr. and Mrs. nley Brown,
ma, spent bundav with their
ter, Mrs. W. C. Campbell.
Mr. Homer Cagle, of Clyde, va
here this week visiting his unc'.e.
There were no women from N'or1
Carolina, in the big parade in Wash!
ington the day bufore the inaugura
tion. Hurrah for the women of our
Corporation Commissioner y. T
Lee returned from Raleigh yesterday'
and will be here until Monday, when
he goes to Washington, D. C., on Im
portant business. Mr. Lee is looking
fine and is the same whole souk-Tl
cheerful fellow. He can be counted
upon to serve his people and this sec
tion in every way possible.
North Carolina is now the four
teenth state to have both death and
birth registrations an important and
progressive enactment ot the legisla
ture, which has just adjourned in Ral
eigh. The annual meeting of the directors
and stockholders of the Haywood
County Fair Association will be held
on MondayApril the 7th at 2 o'clock,
in the rear room of the First Xationai
Bank for the election of officers and
other important business.
The ladies of Waynesville have a
scheme on foot to make Waynesville.
clean and beautiful, a pride and p
to our people, and to the stranger
within our gates. The matter ha5 been
brought to the attention of the may
or, Mr, Ray, who we understand will
lend his support. This is commenda
ble and the proper thing to do and it
may be counted on that it will be done .
the ladies are behind it.
The trial of the slayers of young
Rand at the University wap .set for
Thursday in Orange county iwu'r.,.
Judge Peebles presiding.
Writer's cramp occurs In many pro
fesslons In which repeated skilled
movements of bands or feet are In
volved. It is suffered by writers, typ
ists, telegraphers, musicians, liallet
(lancers and others. It Is due M ia
tiiiilP of the nervous system and is a
form of nemii1
to make the trip. Such ganiiiicss.
often unrecorded, is not unusual.
There are .many other cases in this
area, battles that under dillorent cn
dltions might be written m menm
IN BRITISH GUIANA the LaVarre Expe
dition (below) fords a river. "I always take
Camels along," says William LaVarre. "They
make any meal digest easier." Mrs. LaVarre
(right) adds: "Camels help my digestion, in
the jungle or in New York."
' ' ' a
Where Alexander's Draws The Line
Hardly a day passes that some customer does not
request us to diagnose an ailment and prescribe a cure.
But, although Alexander's is known as an exceedingly
obliging institution, such requests are politely but firmly
refuse solely out of consideration for the customer's
welfare. For we know that only a physician is qualified
to diagnose and prescribe for any sickness or in jury
however slight and anyone else who attempts it is tread
ing on dangerous ground.
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Opposite Post Office
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