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THURSDAY, APRIL 2, 193C
THE WAYNES VILLE MOUNTAINEER
I THE WAYNESVILLE PRINTING CO.
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! 1 Y.-.ii, In (.'utility $1.00
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1 YHi oulsiuV of ll:iyw I County $150
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j KiiU-ied at the post otlio ut W.iyn.'Mville, N. C,
as HcciikJ C1.ish Mail Matter, a.s provided utnler
I the Act of March 3. -November 20, 11)14.
THURSDAY, APRIL 2, 19'i6
thoughts roit skkioi s mo.mkxts
Nolliiiiff 01111 be iiurcliUMtl wliieh U bettor Hum n
tin l I'lieJld Tacitus.
By txi iimcli bnmll-o tiwy brins it alKiut tlint
1 1 icy know nolliing fiwmv.
Tim li:iiinH of Hie wirked flows away as a
It i.s doubtful if there has been a meeting
of the' merchants of this community where a
spirit of iM-operation prevailed more than was
in evi-ienc-3 at the one here last Friday night.
On", the dill'erent ' questions that were
brought up, a frank and open discussion was
made, and the group respected the difficulties of
the individual merchants where certain pro
posed rules would have worked a hardship. Tn
the final analysis, every matter was disposed of
in such a way that everyone was satisfied, and
quite a bit was accomplished.
It is a proven fact that merchants: of this
community are co-operating with each other
for the betterment of the community as a
. One of the ' be sit bits of news to conu this
way in f.om-iime.. 'v;. .' !iv:t atucy. wVtfci. the
fact was mude known that the holders of the
first rri'):1:ige against the Lake Junaluska As
sembly had reached an agreement that the
temporary restraining order against confirma
tion of tliA sale of last February, would be con
tinued untM the fifteenth of August.
This gt.s the legal entanglements out of
the way for the summer season,, and at the
same time gives ample warning to the friends
of Lak? Junaluska, and more particularly the
. Me! ho lists of the. South, just the status of this
summer gathering place.
Tne first mortgage against the property
is $91,000. To art individual, -"or a small com
munity that is quite a sum, but to a group as
large as the Southern Methodist Church, it is
men ly a drop in the bucket.
There remains four and one half months
in whiri the necessary amount can be raised,
and the judge hearing the case has stressed the
point t h j. t should sat is factory arrangement s
not be 'mad 3 by August 15th that the sale would
be con firm nd
This is a challenge to those who love and
believe in Lake Junaluska to contribute enough
to pay off the debt,- If that isn't done, then
the result is already known. : '
THE FASHION SHOW
A I t "tf time, thought and money has been
spent in preparation for the Fashion Show here
Thursdny night. The show will be of such a
nature thxt everyone interested in the latest
Styles will K-rhaps make a special effort to at
tend, becau.se it is so seldom that such things
are given by local merchants and models.
This n one hundred per cent local affair,
and if nothing more, it will at least prove that
garmen U of the latent styles and materials
can be had from local stores, and at prices in
keeping or lower than in many other towns.
"BALD HEADED TIRES"
; Down at Morganton - last Saturday after
noon, the lives of three men were wiped out
instantly, wlien a tire on their speeding car
blew out. They did not have a ghost of a chance.
In this particular instance, the car went off
an embankment. Another time the car might
have swerved into an approaching car and
doubled the death Halt.
Worn tires are dangerous in every respect,
and most especially when used on a car that
is driven fast.
THE CLEAN-UP MOVEMENT
If weather does ndt interfere, Waynesville
will be a much cleaner town within the next
few days, as the street cleaning department will
be enlarged to the point where vacant lots and
eurplus rubbish will be cleared.
The civic committee of the Woman's Club
has been behind the movement for sometime.
And now with better weather, the work will ac
tually get underway. There is no estimate as
to how much can accumulate on the vacanit lots
and streets in the few weeks or months that
bad weather prohibits the regular forces from
performing their full duty.
This clean-up campaign will result in the
removal of many loads of rubbish, which will
show more clearly the need for the incinerator
which will be built within the near future,
We feel that when the incinerator is built
and the citizens will become to realize that the
trash of .the town is disposed of in a most mod
ern manner that it will tend to create a
spirit that will result in everyone trying to
keep the town cleaner.
DOING A GOOD JOB
An article of unusual interest, and educa
tional value, is the one published on the front
page of today's paper about the game and fire
warden G. C. Plott.
Those of us who are not closely connected
with the work do not realize the importance of
this place, nor do we realize the value of such
service to a community.
A careful sltudy of the record will show
many startling facts, and services of this nature
are usually enlarged or drawn in just as the
public demands. .We feel, however, that aft th
reading the article, that it would be hard tj
find enough dissenting voices to matter.
NORTH CAROLINA FARMS
Some interesting figures have just been
released by the University News letter, regard
ing farm area and land values in the United
States during 1935.
In the list, North Carolina ranks forty-first.
In this state, the average number of acres to
the farm is 66. The average crop land which
is harvested per farm is a franct ion over 10. The
value of Ithe land and buildings per acre is set
at $31.21, while the value of the land and build
ings per farm averages $2,06!).
California ranks at the top with an ave
rage value of $15,166 per farm, while Mississ
ippi brings up the bottom of the list with an
average of $1,190.
It is quite surprising thalt North Carolina
i.s that near the bottom, and in. 'explaining that
the News Letter has to say:
"The total value of farm land ami buildings
in North Carolina at the present time is ap
proximately 623 million dollars. The value five
years ago was 841 million dollars, in round num
bers. In other words, during the last five years
farm real estate values have declined by ap
proximately 221 million dollars. It is likely that
the low point in farm values was reached before
1935, most likely in the year 1933. It is quite
probable that farm values will continue to rise,
but it will be a long time before the decline
that has been suffered during the last fifteen
years will have been regained."
THE TAXLESS TOWN-
Every taxpayer will be interested in the
story of Gainesville, Ala., the taxless town.
For the past six years its 350 residents
have paid no local taxes. Yet it has a Mayor,
City Council, police and firemen. And they
How is it done? Here's how:
License fees, fines, forfeitures and its share
of the State automobile license tax supply it
with a small but steady income.
"That's all we need," says Mayor P. M.
Norwood. "We have ithe. machinery for col
lecting and squandering tax money just like
other governmental divisions, BUT WE DON'T
USE IT. i '
"We believe living should be a pleasure.
That is not possible with excessive taxation."
If there were only some way in which the
entire population of Gainesville, including
Mayor Norwood, could be eledted to Congress.
Baltimore News-Post. ''' :
Some of the worst weather of the year
was handed this sedtion during March. Now
that April is here, there is already a different
feeling among everyone, as we all know, April
as a rule does not have as many tricks up her
sleeve as her elder sister, March.
THE OLD HOME TOWN
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( every minute:
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NOT A. OUIIL.T DESISN COPYIST -BUT
By W. CURTIS RUSS
WHITE OAK SCHOOL CHILDREN
23 Years Ago
Of all the queer people I've ever
ften, they were on the street Thurs
day afternoon. Home cxtreme'y tall
one.-, some low chunky ones, some
as wide as they were high, and all
other kiiown shapes. And I'm the
only person who saw them and was
perfectly soher, but waus on the in
side of L. .V. Davis' office looking
through one of the windows that has
this kind of p'ass that makes things
It was supposed to have been a con
ference on some niatters, and of a
serious nature, and no reason for
laughter, but it was all that I could
do to keep -from. it. Especially when
Mr. J. R. Boyd came by, anil through
one pane he looked natural, then in a
few feet he changed to about a four
foot midget and about ten. feet down
the street he rose to at least eight
Now you can imagine what I added
to the deep, and serious conference
sitting there .seeing folks change to
If I had that window I would charge
folks ten cents for looking through it
five minutes. And to tell the truth,
it would he Worth ivery cent.
From down at Daytona Beach,
comes a couple of photographs from
Charles Crenel!, the photographer
who summers at Ijike Junaluska. of
none other than the famous Sally
Rami. The photos we.re- made. of
Sally playing golf in nifty, white
sport clothes and not fans or bubbles.
Several from here went to see Sally
when she was in Asheville .several
weeks ago doing her fan and bubble
dance. I took the liberty of asking
a few of them if they recognized the
woman playing golf, and not a single
one ever remembered seeing her, and
less than a week before they had paid
quite a-sum to see her on the stage
or was it the fans they paid to see? ??
Two people that ahvays seem to be
in a g6od humor are V. A. Bradley,
and A. P, Ledbetter.
The damp ground, and this time of
year brings to ,mind the many happy
Vini1 T orvotif wlion o r,lafinor
iiarh! wlJtimr '-if in't r,-tmhl ttvo
Knees in a pair or trousers last longer
than one day.
Add C. N, Allen to the list of those
who have a talent for telling inter
esting' human-appealing yarns.
The other day Hawkins Freeman
started home in his model "T" from
Main street, and found that the gears
had broken, so he just decided to coast
down the hill to his house and put the
car in his garage to fix the broken
parts. There was no difficulty in get
ting down the hill by the Gordon Ho
tel, but when he got in front of the
house he found the broken parts had
also put the brakes out of commission,
and he was traveling at such a speed
that to have gone into the garage
would have meant through the front
door and right out of the back wall.
So in the twinkling of an eye he
swerved and shot on up a hill in front
of his house before he could etop.
He explained that was the best
speed his car had ever made.
James Moody, who drives a laundry
truck out in the Bryson City section
for the local laundry, tame back with
a yarn to Mr, Killian last week while
the roads were so bad. He said he
saw a man's hat on the road ahead
of him, and when he got to it he found
a man under the bat. He offered the
man a lift, but was refused, then the
man explained: "You see, I'm on
Editor The Mountaineer:
I'm sorry to say, but there was a
grand mistake printed in the paper
last week about the White Oak school
children. There weren't any of the
children who remained in the section
of Fines Creek. Mr. Charlie Rath
bone, White Oak bus driver, stopped
the bus at Fines Creek bridge and
told them to do the best they could
about getting home.
Miss Effie Greene, teacher on Fine6
Creek from White Oak. took the chil
dren to Mr. Ben Wright's, Mr. Zemery
McElroy, Mrs. Hester Messer and Mr.
James McElroy, and divided the group
up as best she could, and there were a
few who got as far as Clark Messer's,
hut they were past speaking. They
remained in the homes of these citi
zens until Saturday.
You iv truly,
ANNIE MAE CONRAD.
(As liecorried to .Monday Noon
of this Week),
Carroll Singleton, et al, to Walter
Singleton. Pearl Warren to Z. W. Trull.
Walter Singleton to B. W. Williams.
I). F. Willis, et ux, to W. F. Fender.
W. W. Pressley to James Holland,
East Fork Township
G. S. William to Lee Williams.
Jonathan Creek Township
R. L. Willis, et u.x, to Fay Blalock.
J. R. Burress, et ux, to W. H. Bur
gin, et al.
J. V. Scates to W. M. Rowe.
J. W. Simpson, et ux, to Gurney P.
Hood, Commissioner of Banks.
(From the files of March 21, 1913.)
Dr. W. H. Liner is building a new
home on Hazel street.
Miss Jessie Moody went to Ashe
ville on Thursday.
Mrs. George Trostel, of Canton, wa3
in town shopping yesterday.
Mr, and Mrs. J. W. Reed and little
Mint went to Asheville Saturday to
see the show.
Mrs. W. C.Allen, Miss Lillian Al
len, and Mrs. C. W. Miller, Jr., will
be Asheville visitors tomorrow.
Mr. B. Frank Ray, who has beert
in New York, Baltimore and Washing
ton returned to town this week.
Little Masters Ben and William
Sloan are giving an Easter party this
afternoon. Most of the little folks in
town have been invited.
Last Saturday at high noon in Lee
& Mock's store Mr. Robert Inman and
Miss Lily Swanger, both of Saunook,
Miss Virginia Matney was given a
surprise party last Saturday evening.
There were a host of young people
present and they all had a very pleas
Miss Amelia McFayden spent the
week-end in Canton, as the guest of
Mrs. J. T. Bailey.
Miss Sara Hill Hannah will leave
this week for Graham and Murphy,
where she will report the courts.
Mr. Alden Howell, Jr. and Mr.
Frank Moody are in one of the west
ern eounties prospecting for timber.
The Waynesville Musical Club met
with Miss Margaret Stringfield on
Friday afternoon. A program from
Wagner was rendered.
The opening of the "Flub" Theatre
on Monday night was a great success.
The famous and popular Pilgrim'
Progress was produced on the can
vas, with remarkable clearness and
fidelity, It was patronized by the
best people in the town, who were
delighted with it.
The ladies of the Methodist church
will give a box supper next Tuesday
night at the Waynesville Theatre for
the benefit of the local parsonage.
On Tuesday afternoon Mrs. Hez
Reeves entertained with an auction
bridge party. The house was beau
tifully decorated in potted plants.
We are glad to note that the leg
islature appointed the old board of
education of Haywood county Ray
Morgan, Manse Cagle, and Lenoir
Gwyn. These gentlemen have given
eminent satisfaction and the public
feeling is that the educational inter
ests of the county are in good hands.
(As ltcci'(l.'l lo Monday Noon
of tills Week)
Billv Stamev to Molly Case, both
of Clyde. .
Henry Herman favr to Mrs. uonme
Lucile Hall, both of Asheville.
Territory of Don Cossacks
The territory of the Don Cossacks
Is an old Russian -'territorial division,
consisting' '6r; the land about the mid
dle of the lower course of the Don, In
the territory vv-.is reorganized,
most of it heing added to the North
Caucasian area as . the Don district ;
parts are in t'kraine and the Lower
Volga a rci
A FAMOUS FAMILY OF MEN'S HATS
BYRON - DUNLAP - KNOX
C. E. RAY'S SONS :
A COMPLETE CLOTHING SERVICE
Try At Home First You Will Never Regret It
With this yarn Moody wa trying
to explain the depth of the mud on
Library Started in 1709
The first public library In North Car
olina was established at the town of
Bath In 1700.
"Close Enough" Is Not A Part Of
According to the standards of this institution, a prescrip
tion must be compounded EXACTLY right or it is all
wrong. No "just as goods" or "close enoughs" ever leave
this drug store under any circumstances. As a result
of tjie rigid maintenance of this standard through more
than a decade, Alexander's label today is universally res
pected by the medical profession as well as by the people
in general of this community.
AS K Y O U R I) OCTO R
Pfaonts 53 & 54 Opposite Post Office
TWO REGISTERED PHARMACISTS FOR YOUR