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THE WAYNESVILLE MOUNTAINEER
THURSDAY, APRIL 23, 1935
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THURSDAY, APRIL 25, 1936
thoughts I'ok si:moi s momi.xts
So inli lily .somoliuics Imt tho wlKH'l il' lif nulled
round. (I ml luuny li mull luis lived to onjoy the Ix-nclit
if Unit charily which his own piety projei-u-tl. Steriu'.
How will you iintl Kid .' It is not a thing; of choice;
it is 11 river Uiat (lows from the foot of the Invisible
Throno, unit it Hows by the path of olxMlienee. (jewsc
WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THE DELAY?
Those who are closely connected with the
Great ..Smoky" Mountains National Park have
been somewhat 'disturbed at the news articles
and editorials that have been published regard
ing the formal opening this year. Some of them
feel that t'he impression has been left with the
readers that North Carolina is behind with her
quota of land, as required by an act of Con
gress for inclusion in the park.
If such an impression was left, it was not
intent ion:d, not by any means, but m order to
get the matter straight' it might be well to be
gin at the beginning.
The original provision-tor -establishing th.
park called lor a total of I2X.000 acres, and
that .eiK-h state North Carolina and Tenness-ee-shoul.l
acquire and turn over to the federal
government one half of that amount, or namely
1211,001) :ten;s. Another requirement being
that the boundary be intact, and that there
.should not lie anv inholdings.
The work of .acquiring the land m the de
sired area was started, and progressed until it
appeared there would be considerable delay in
acquiring some of the lands held bv lumber
companies,, and most particularly .certain tracts
in Tennessee. Then, -it was that Congressman
Weaver introduced and secured the passage ol
a bill providing that the park might be open'd
when a total ul 100,0() acres had been turned
over to tne federal government
To date, Nort h Carolina has acquired, and
turned over to the federal government 122!,
1()!).01 acre.;, with absolutely clear titles and
without 'ost. This figure was reached on April
2S, 10,54, when the Uavensford Lumber Com
pany tract was conveyed by deed bv this sta'o
to the United States. At the time, however,
there were two small tracts not clear, but tluv
have since been cleared up.
In the rennessee area there is a lumber
companv tract of about 2tj, 000 acres that has
not been acq ui red. : Besides this major tract,
there are fifty or sixty smaller tracts which
constitute inholdings,, and as we understand
the provision for the park, it will be necessary
to turn over to the federal government at least
400,000 acres of land in one boundary without
a single inholder.
As it now stands, North Carolina has al
ready turned over to the Federal .-government
about 30.000 acre more than the quota called
for and in one boundary, but this cannot bo
said of Tennessee.
And as long as Tennessee fails to turn over
free of charge :ind free of inholders, sufficient
land to reach the required 400,000 acres, there
will not be any opening of the park on the part
of the federal government.
Unless we have been misinformed, the
Tennessee Park Commission is doing nothing
to bring tha closing out of the fifty or sixty in
holders within the boundary.
Can it be we seriously wonder if for any
reason Tennessee is holding out in acquiring the
additional acreage in the hopes that North
Carolina will be forced to compromise to the
extent of offering Tennessee the southern end
of the Parkway?
It will be well remembered, that the Ten
nessee route was the first choice of Mr. Arno
B. Crammerer, national park director, and the
person who is so emphatic about delaying the
opening of the park at this time.
Recent actions give us just cause to won
THE TOURIST BUSINESS SHOULD BE
One of the most pathetic things to be heard
today is a business man or woman speaking
ef this community as being dead for nine
mon tiis in the year, and only "open for busi
ness" when the tourists arrive.
There was never a more misleading stafe-
It is beyond us, how people still "try" to
make themselves believe that sufficient money
can be made from the fast-traveling tourists in
a period of three months to live on for the re
maining nine months in the year. Yet, there
are some people right here in this community
that actually believe that statement, and get
mad when efforts are made to prove that it
can't be done.
There are business men who thrived on
tourist business back in the days when a sum
mer visitor stayed weeks at a time and at one
place. That day passed with the arrival of the
automobile and good roads.
If the same energy was spent in trying
to cultivate and keep the available business
that is right here at our elbows at home, in
stead of lamenting over the fact that "the
tourists don't spend like they once did" we
would all be better off.
There are two things right here in our com
munity that bring in many more dollars, and
keep things going twelve months in the year,
than would ten times the number of tourists we
could accomodate the two things are industry
and agriculture yet practically no effort is put
forth by the community at large to encourage
greater development along these two lines.
This community has become so "tourist-
minded" that at times it appears that we have
gone to the extreme with our views. In fact
we fail to dig down to rock-bottom and find
on just what the whole tourist business is
As you read this, there are at least a hall
dozen or more families looking lor homes into
which to move. J here are others ready to
move here il they could find a place. The hous
es are filled. The 'apartments are taken,- and
boarding houses are not going bankrupt: be
cause oi lack of business.
So on top of all that, why wait until sum
mer to think that the town is. full?
We sincerely believe that it will be 'much
more profitable to this community, to spend
'more time working: on industries and agricul
ture than so much time trying to get tourists.
For the past number ol years the tourist busi
ness has cost more than it was worth. The ac
tual net profit was- not worth the expense, time
and effort put forth. .
Until we have more accomodations to oiler
tourists, it seems that it would be unwise to
spend as much time and energy on this parti
cular phase of business as we have in the. past.
We might add here, that under no circum
stances would we savTorget the tourists by
no means. They shall always be welcomed and
will always be an asset to this community.
We maintain that at present we should re
verse the order of things, and put agriculture
and industry iirst ami the tourist business sec
ondary, and until we do that, or provide more
adequate lacihties for tourists, we can never
expect to see the town develop into a normal,
This same situation came up in another
Western North Carolina town about ten years
ago. They felt that the tourist business was
the most profitable and the easiest wav to get
rich. They turned their noses up at prospec
tive industrial plants, and thought the farmer
should use the back streets and alleys. They
were so wrapped up in the tourists that they
knew nothing else, talked nothing else, and
cared to cater to nothing else. Things haven't
gone so well in that town, and today they are
still looking for tourists, while their financial
status is grave.
Their investments in things solely for tour
ists are not paying investments, and today they
have reversed the order of things, and the farm
er is their idol, and the manufacturer their king.
They see their mistake, but it is almost, too
late for them.
The incident above is not a fairy tale, but
actual facts of what happened to a town in
Western North Carolina, who thought they
could get rich by selling "the best air, purest
water and most beautiful scenery on earth."
and until the day when we are better pre
pared for tourists, may ths community see the
light and not become unbalanced on this tour
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ASOOT THIS TIME OF YEAR LIVERYMAN
WHITTAKEI? 3ETS THE Bl3 UieiiE To
TRYOOT SOME NEW BUSINESS VENTURE
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23 Years Ago
By VV. CURTIS RUSS
Ki- in ;1. I to Monday Noon
of this Week)
Saturday morning a typical April
morning, and a resemblance of elec
tion day at the court ' house, with the
halls, full and the lawn sprinkled with
groups here and there chewing 'to
bacco shaking hands and talking and
discussing the main issue of 'the. day
politics, and the election board s meet-
Hamilton Akers, of Waynesville, to
Ruby Roberts, of Stocksville.
Roy X. Nelson, of VVaynesville, to
Mildred Setzer, of Maggie.
Ernest M. Suttles to Geneta Rogers,
both of Clyde.
Roy Sherrill, of Waynesville, to
Daisy Morris, of Cherokee.
Candidates milling through the
crowds, speaking to everyone stop
ping here and f4ieie to shake hands
a spirit of merry-making prevails
it's cdection time. . .
And talking about merry-making,
brings to mind that Friday evening
sxmic fN pi nple of this community
laughed as they never laughed 'before,
at some of the capers pulled '-by', some
of : Wavnesville's leading business,
men ul tlio jllotary entertaininunt,
whit h was for the' wives of the Ro
tarians and guests.
Dr. .('. X. Sisk can imitate a i-oojiter
crowing to perfection and Whitner
I'revofvt can make an old hen ashamed
of herself .when it coiiies to calling
her brood, and Charles Ray can sing
nursery songs that .sftiind like he has
had vears ol practice, while Hugh
Massie can 'make a hound turn green
with envy when it comes to howling at
the moon, but to top it all, YV'illord
Ray can bray to such perfection that
the famous barnyard animal would
lay back his ears and quit.
HELP FOR HOl'SEWIVES
Timely tonics of interest to women,
appetizing menus prepared by fore
most household experts, and other in
formation that will help in conduct
ing the home appear regularly in the I
American Weekly of the BALTIMORE
SUNDAY AMERICAN. Your news
dealer has your copy-
(From the files of Apr:; li
Miss Minnie Boyd spent V r,,.',
with friends in Asheville
Mrs. J. F. Abel left thi, -,V (i.
Baltimore and Washington u v-..'
will visit relatives.
Miss Sallie Clark, who i,
the guest of relatives here. ;',.-j.,,.v''
25th of April to spend severs
Mrs. R. O. Covington and
Richard, left this week for A. .
where they will visit for
A new attraction now at
is Liie electric piano wri.cn
while the pictures are bvir.s s
Pictures of the recent wreck b
Newton and Hickory will he
last Tuesday afternoon
Georgia Miller as hostess,
ice course was served.
Little Miss Lois Briggs entertain
ed with a party on Tuesday afternoo'
at the residence of her parents in
ebration of her birthday. About 2)
little friends were present.
Mr. Ei-win Classen arrived from
Europe yesterday, where he has jat
finished his course in forestry. H
hag accepted a position with the
Champion Fibre Company and wi;;
be located at Sunburst,
Bishop Horner was the guest of
Rev. and Mrs, VV. B. Allen the first
of the week. He preached Sunday
morning at Grace church.
Dr. Thos. Stringfiekl ha been re.
appointed by Gov. Craig Colonel and
Inspector-General of the North Caro
lina Guard. This is gratifying tu thv
many friends of Oul. StringtieM,
We get correspondence from the
country with no name signed for pub
lication in this paper and the writer
is surprised that his letter does nut
appear in this paper, all because his
name was not enclosed with h: com
munication. Mr. Doc Howell made a speech a:
the court house Monday night, tha:
struck a popular chord. Everybody
appreciated it the more because every,
body knows Doc Howell and his ex
perience in road building and strert
improvement and knows that he means
what he .says. Like David ( rocko-.t
ho makes up his mind that He i
sure he is fight and then goes ahead.
The two single men of the club,
LeRoy Davis and Bill Medford, were
perhaps picked on more than ally two
there. Buth were given a derby, i'n
which , a pin had been placed in the
top, and the purpose w-as to pull the
pin out: with their teeth. All around
the pin head a thick layer of smut
had been placed, and of course each
buried their nose and lips in the smut,
not knowing what was happening
and even atter thev saw each other
all blacked up, little did they think
that they were in a like predicament.
DOWN FROM THE CLOUDS comes
Joe Crane, ace of parachute pjmpers.
How. about his digestion? He says:
"It s natural for me to turn to Camels.
1 hey help me enjoy my food more!"
DIETITIAN. Miss L f
j I'lirin savs: (anuls
J cause increased llow ol i
ira the digestive fluids. j
But changing the subject a little,
I ilont know of any town that has as
many eating places for its size as
Sylva. Every other -Main street place
seems to be same kirrd-of a hinch i-oorii
or beer parlor.
And just as a matter of curiosity,
Edwin Havnes has a pair of broken
metal knucks on his desk whether
Edwin broke them or not remains a
Since officers seized 'several of the
popular marble table machines, and
stored them in the court house, it. Vina
been suggested that the county put
the machines in operation and take
the money and put it in the treasury
of the county.
A I AMOl'S FAMILY OF MEN'S HATS
BYRON - DUNLAP - KNOX
A COMPLE1E CLOTHING SERVICE
Try At Home First You Will Never Regret It
This day and time the average per
son thinks of forty miles as just an
hour's drive sixty miles being j'ust
an hour and a half drive, and so on
down the line but it is different when
we stop and think that only 60 miles
from here the trees and flowers are
in bud and bloom, and probably four
weeks ahead of the same species of
flowers in Waynesville.
In and around Tryon the dogwood i
is in iuu oioom, ana tne vegetation
looks like it might be the middle of
I was among the thousands who
visited the famous tulip garden at
Lattimore last Sunday, and ; if you
have never seen 75,000 tulips in
bloom you have something to look
forward to. Besides the tulips there
were the largest pansies I've ever
seen, and thrift in full bloom on every
hand. If you love flowers, that is one
spot that you will enj'oy.
And while at Lattimore I saw the
largest cactus plant I've seen since
the day my Texas pony threw me on
one. ' '
Essential values are usually intangible qualities.
You cannot put your finger on the fragrance of a rose,
jet its fragrance is one of its most charming features.
In every Alexander-filled prescription, there is an
intangible element more important even than the ingred
ients, and that is the conscientious care exercised by thr
pharmacist who filled it.
ASK YOUR DOCTOR
Phones 53 & 54 Opposite Posi Office
TWO REGISTERED PHARMACISTS FOR YOUR