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THE WAYNESVILLE MOUNTAINEER
Main Street Phone 137
THE WAYNESVILLE PRINTING CO.
Waynesville, North Carolina
The County Seat Of Haywood County
W. CURTIS RUSS Editor
MRS. HILDA WAY GWYN Associate Editor
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THURSDAY, AUGUST 25, 1938
JOIN THE HARMONIOUS PRAISE: Sing unto
the Lord, all the earth; shew forth from day to day his
salvation; Declare his glory among the heathen; his
marvelous works among all notions, For great is the
Lord, and greatly, to be praised: he is also to he feared
above all gods. 1 Chronicles l(i:2,'-25.
A BRIGHT FUTURE
Next Tuesday the new board of trustees
will take over the direction of the Southern As
sembly at Lake . Junaluska. .
Needless to say, this new board is taking
over the Assembly at a time when the future
seems to offer more than at any other time in
the past ten years.
Relieved of the burden of debt, the new
board can feel free to put into practice, and ap
ply their best energies to building up t)he prop
erty rather than struggling under the death
crushing load of debt.
The program already underway to pave
some of the streets and roads on the grounds is
one indication that no time will be lost in get
ting the property prepared for bigger and bet
ter.Htasons. This has been a satisfactory season at the
Lake, and as the general program is enlarged,
and the Lake becomes better known under the
management of the directors named by tihe
South-ern Conference, it stands to reason, using
words of the moderns, "tihe Lake is ready to
The Assembly has a definite place in the
life of the church and the community at large,
and we believe its usefulness and growth will
exceed our fondest expectations ere many years.
Patrons served by rural mail carriers have
responded with the request of the post office
that old and obsolete mail boxes be repaired, and
The local post office, contacted rural pat
rons, and pointed out the disadvantages of the
unsightly, and unserviceable mail boxes in use
in many stops along the highways. The use of
old type boxes, it was shown, retarded the mail
service, and often exposed mail to the weather.
The post office further showed that a mail
count made back in May, from the first to 15th,
that the carriers traveled 1,365 miles, delivered
15,357 pieces of mail; collected 2,666 pieces for
which $79.27 postage was paid. This service
for the 15 days cost the government $250.
It is encouraging to learn of the rapidity
with which the rural patrons hastened to com
ply with the post office request.
MATTER UP TO COMMUNITY
Highway Commissioner E. L McKee and
district Engineer, Mr. Walker, have approved the
widening of Highway No. 19 from the city
limits -in East Waynesville to Ratcliff Cove road.
Their approval has been forwarded to Raleigh,
and by this time is perhaps in Washington.
The ground work has been laid for this
project, but it must be remembered, that there
are scores of ouher projects, which to the res
pective communities are just as important to
them as this one is to Waynesville.
The matter of form in approving the pro
ject, is not assurance of getting work under- ,
way. It depends now, on how badly this Com
munity proves it really wants the highway wid
ened in East Waynesville, as to whether the
work will be done or not.
That is a congested area, and the widen
ing of the highway would relieve the situation,
and no doubt save some lives -as two have hid
their legs "broken within 18 months in that area
because of heavy traffic.
TAXES DROP WHEN GOVERNMENT
The Associated Industries of Nebraska,
have started a national advertising campaign,
using the theme "No Sales Tax In Nebraska."
Well illustrated, the' advertisments carry the
"Before 1929 only one American state
levied a sales tax. Now 24 states have a gene
ral sales tax, which cost the people last year
$357,150.00. Nebraska levies no sales tax. Most
states adopted the sales tax on the plea of
'emergency need' for more revenue. Nebraska
met the emergency by reducing its cost ;f gov
ernment. "Nebraska regards the sales tax as an un
just burden upon the farmer, labor and indus
try. It adds to the cost of living, weighs more
heavily upon the bread-winner, and is a nu
siance to business.
"Nebraska's policy is 'no new forms of tax
ation'." Such a message as the above will have a
strong appeal to the average person who is fed
up on taxes, taxes and more taxes.
We feel that the keynote of the Nebraska
situation, is that they reduced the cost of gov
ernment. No doubt, if a close and rigid investiga
tion was made, there would be found that in
many instances the cost of government of towns,
counties and states could stand drastic reductions.
THE OLD HOME TOWN
BE UNABLE T&SIVE YOU S I A BK-J
V PAY - rfVV PICNIC HE'D
Indians Tn n.i
THEfW WAS LOT Of CHCCRM OH VMC
5Tf?CT "TOPAY VMEM THE MUSIC
TBACHER MADE AH MRreTANT
LOVERS OF MUSIC
Further evidence that this is a music lov
ing community, was shown Sunday evening,
when the First Methodist church was packed
to over-flowing, to hear the Birmingham Apollo
Mountaineers have a love, and appreciation
of music some prefer string music, some the
classics, and some both, but after all, it is an
appreciative community when it comes to music.
S I D E
By W. Curtis Russ
RUDE PUBLIC SERVANTS
It is unfortunate, when a public servant
takes the attitude that tihey own the job they
hold, and lose sight of the fact that they are
supposed to serve the public.
One incident recently, but not in Haywood,
cost one such person his job, when he failed to
realize that courtesy is necessary, even when
holding a public job.
This man, employed by the highway de
partment, took the liberty of being absolutely
rude while directing traffic over a temporary
His use of profanity was uncalled forand
his attitude, and method of giving information
should not have been tolerated. The motorist
in question, did not open his mouth at the rude
ness of this uncouth roadman.
The matter was taken up with proper au
thorities, w!ho promised to see that he was re
placed immediately. It was learned later that
the man had been on the job so long that he
had lost sight of his responsibilities and duties.
Perhaps he will now have time to think over
his mistakes and change his ways before he
finds employment elsewhere.
TO A ROASTING EAR
Here's to the king-pin of summer, the good
old American "roasting ear." It is one of the
reasons we can stand the heat and the sun
tine fact that summer-time means "roasting ear"
time. In the old days they used to roast the
corn on the cob, but that was when the hunter
could not be bothered with toting a pot in which
to boil the corn, as we do today, but preferred
to toss the ear into the ashes and embers of a
camp-fire. Ask any man which way he would
rather take his corn. There is a different taste
to it when it is baked and when it is boiled in
water. This is an ode to corn on the cob, how
ever, it is prepared the golden grain of the
jgKxls, which finds its proper place on the tables
of both the rich and tihe poor.
Plentiful in number, all manner of men
find it within his means. There may be prop
er ways to hold it, for we have noticed the new
fangled corn-forks that stick in each end of
the cob, (to keep your fingers clean.) It mat
ters hot how you bite it, nor how thickly you
butter it, whether you spread it from ear to
ear or nibble daintily, it still remains the most
satisfying vegetable that pops from the ground.
There are no holds barred in corn-eating. The
fellow who comes out the same after eating as
he was when he began, does not know the joy
there, is in getting butter on your nose. The
sorriest sight is the fellow who can no longer
dig down to the cob with his moutJh spread wide,
but is forced to' cut the grains off the cob in
order to eat it at all. That is when you really
realize that years are many.
So let's boil 'era and butter 'em, salt 'em
and pepper 'em, hold them in each hand and
start to work our way across each row with as
much grace as you can manage. Disregard ap
pearances, the effects will wash off and the roast
ing ear is too short anyhow to waste time fig
uring how to handle Wiem without getting an
A FEW OI'EN LKT'lEKS
Coach C. E. Weatherby,
Waynesville, N. C.
Dear Coach Weatherby:
Since I have been married ten year.?,
I feel, the urge as well as believing
that I am eligible, of offering you as
a husband of only a week some prac
Vet, on second thought, free advice
that is practical and useable cannot
be had at any price, so there you are.
No doubt you have had lots of
advice already offered you and the
same for your wife and those giv
ing it meant well, its just one of those
things young married couples have to
Yours for happiness, always.
Mr. Bobby Sloan,
Waynesville, N. C.
Words could not possibly fuliy de
scribe your hair-raising experience
of driving to Greeneville, Tenn., un
der the point of a pistol some ten days
You are to be commended for us
ing your wits, instead of resorting to
force, in making your escape. Keep
ing a cool head, and out-witting your
abductors made a happy ending to
Your conduct under such conditions
should be a lesson to all of us. Un
der such a mental strain, many of us
might have resorted to our strength
to have gotten out and the story
might have ended in a nice lengthy
May your future traveling be more
Traffic Officer Norman Caldwell,
Waynesville, N. C.
Dear Mr. Caldwell:
The other day we noted that vou
had left your line of duty as traffic
officer on Main street to take down
posters from poles along Main
street you showed a spirit of civic
pride, and while such is not set out
in your specific line of duty, you are
to be congratulated for taking this on
your self. There are a lot of signs
in vacant buildings, and in some that
are not vacant that should come
down, and while you are in the mood,
it would be worth a lot to the ap
pearance of the town for you to con-1
suit the property owners and see that
the windows are cleared of the out-
Congratulations on your foresight.
ana emcient work, in handling traffic
and also on giving Main street a bet
County Agent Smithwick, and
You are instilling in the Public, an
appreciation for agriculture in Hnv-
wood county. You are going about
it in an easy way, and getting your
point across. The manner in ,. v,;.,i.
you planned, and handled the group
on tne recent iarnv tour speaks well
for your organization, and the
eration that is being given you.
To The Walker Family,
It is interestine to note the !,..
of the different members of your
family from 87 down to 63 a rea
This, it seems, nrovm what "w
mon sense" living will do.
atdays when the average person
don't take time to live, I sometime
wonder if they will ever reach fn
score and ten, instead of the of tan
mentioned three score and ten or as
your brother fc.d has done four score
Mother Of Mrs. KeUett
Observes 80th Birthday
Of interest to friends was the eigh
tieth birthday anniversary of Mrs.
J. P. Lynch, which she observed on the
10th of August. Mrs. Lynch was born
in 1858 in Edgefield County, S. C.
Her married life was spent in Texas,
where her two children were born, the
Rev. A. W. Lynch, pastor of the
Methodist church of Wilkesboro and
Mrs. J. M. Kellett, member of the
faculty of the local high school, with
whom she resides.
Mrs. Lynch has been living in Way
nesville since 1920. Her favorite
pastimes are gardening and reading.
She reads her Bible and the newspa
pers daily, and has retained a keen
interest in current events.
Mrs, Lynch has vivid recollections
of slavery and the Reconstruction
days in South Carolina. No doubt her
And an impressive thing to me, was
that not one of you look near as old
as your ages would indicate.
Yours for many more happv vears,
take part in t
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part in the cel,hn
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and veterinarians, fr th(v
skin does not have em.u-h' real'
hide in it to halfsole
owner has never had her lv,l
veterinarians have aiivi
interest in the' world abmit her.
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vigorous Scotch ancestry have
possible factors in lontre'vitv'
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THERE THEY GO ... .
BACK TO SCHOOL
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