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THE WAYNES VILLE MOUNTAINEER
THE WAYNESVILLE PRINTING CO.
Main Street Phone 137
Waynesville, North Carolina
The County Seat of Haywood Count
W. CURTIS RUSS . ! . Editor
MRS. HILDA WAY GWYN .... Associate Editor
W. Curtis Russ and Marion T. Bridges, Publishers
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' PPESS ASSOCIATION
THURSDAY, JUNE 1, 1939
A NEW OPPORTUNITY
We were much interested in the announce
ment of the purchase last week, of the first
farm in Haywood County through the Farm
Security Administration by Wilfred Jackson,
county supervisor, for one of the farmers he
has been helping "to get on his feet."
From its initial set up, when it was called
the Farm Rehabilitation and Resettlement, we
have felt that the administration was based on
one of the soundest principles of any of the gov
We liked the idea of helping the deserving
person, who is not afraid of hard work, and who
has a vision of working toward a definite goal,
rather than making him a gift of only tempo
A man who gets a loan through the Farm
Security Administration has had to pass a good
many tests. In the first place he must have been
a tenant farmer all his life, with no property
which he might cash in and buy a farm. Neither
must he be in line for property inheritance.
But he must have character. His family
must have character. His life from childhood
is revised. He must have shown that he is
capable, as a tenant farmer on someone else's
farm, to take the proper care of the land, and
"his family must have shown their cooperation
in his work.
The loan made under this administration
is the only one where the government puts up
me hundered per cent of the purchase price,
with only a man's character as security.
He is given forty years in which to repay
the loan, or if all goes well, and he is able and
so desires he may pay up at any time. The
sum of $43.26 paid annually on each thousand
dollars of the loan retires both interest and
It is the biggest opportunity ever offered
in. this country to the tenant farmer to become
sl land owner.
TO DANCE FOR THE KING AND QUEEN
When we folks in Haywood County read
about the proposed visit of King George VI and
Queen Elizabeth of Great Iiritian, the event
seemed very far away, because we knew that
there would be no one from this county includ
ed in the state festivities attending their so
journ in the Capital.
But we were wrong, we underestimated our
fame and talent. We rejoice with the Soco Gap
Dancers, who have been judged "At to see the
King", and we are sure that His Majesties will
fmd delight in their number.
Which all gives us an idea, whoever is re
sponsible for the w-elcome, decorations, arrange
ments, or whatever official term it will be called,
for getting the town ready for the passing of
President Roosevelt, should certainly remem
ber to have his friends, "The Soco Gap Players,"
under a banner bearing their name, standing
at attention to greet him, or take some promi
nent part in the auspicious occasion.
Sam, we will be thinking of you on the
night of June the 8th, and we wish you and the
team the best of luck.
A big fight over 1940 relief money will not
be over its amount but over who is to control
its distribution. Handicap facing many con
servative Senators who would like control of
the funds is that, much as they fear control
ef relief by a Federal machine, they are equally
afraid of (giving control to the State machines.
The United States News.
Let us be thankful for the fools But for
them the rest of us could not succeed. Mark
North Carolina is fortunate in having such
an active and efficient department of Conser
vation and Development. It is keen on con-
serving every natural attraction in the state
and developing all the resources, with personal
contacts in each community. ' -
Last week a group from the department
was in town consulting with the Chamber of
Commerce officials in an effort to tie up any
local advertising with the state campaign dur
ing the vacation season of the next three months.
Last year this was done in the limited amount
of advertising which the Chamber of Commerce
was financially able to sponsor.
It is doubtful if any department in the state
(government has done more to bring the West
and the East together, and to create a closer
relationship of the citizens of the state than
The great advertising campaign, which has
taken cognizance of the assets of the entire
state, has-given one section as much of a "break"
as another, and has served not only to bring the
state to the attention of outsiders, but has also
served to unite its citizenship in bonds of com
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PANACEA FOR UNEMPLOYMENT
Practically everybody you meet hr.s some
suggestion to make that would solve the unem
Not long ago we heard a local manufactur
er say that he was tired of hearing people com
plain about the number of men thrown out of
work by new inventions and hew machinery, as
he claimed that both created far more jobs,
than they discontinued. He also felt that a few
new industries, however small, to take care of
the raw materials going to waste in this parti
cular section, would solve the local unemploy
Along this line during the week we ran
across the following excerpts from a speech re
cently delivered in New England by Chas. F.
Kettering, president of General Motors Resear
"There never has been a time in the his
tory of the world when we needed inventions
as much as we need them now.
"We are so far behind that I am ashamed
of our engineers, scientists, and research labo
ratories. We have many men out of work, a lot
of money lying idle in the banks and an enor
mous amount of raw materials. When we
have these three essentials, men, money and
materials with nothing for them to do, it can
mean only we are way behind in developing new
products to put them to work.
The future is going to require a change in
our thinking, in our wants, in our habits, and
in our standards of living. As industrialists, that
means change in our products, whether we like
it or not. Each season, year, month, and hour
requires its unit of change. If we prepare for
change and take it into account, as one factor
in our bookkeeping, we will not have the more
violent upsets of business we have recently experienced."
Ye editor remembers going years ago into a
farm house kitchen and seeing on the kitchen
table a row of goblets nearly full of soapy water
and covered with pasteboard tops out of which
a hole had been cut and the edges smeared with
black molasses. A dozen or two Hies in each
glasi? indicated that the glasses were fly traps
They had been improvised by the ingenuity of
the housewife who had no money to buy screens,
which were not then in general use, or fly paper,'
or insect powder. This housewife, like many
others, had to protect food from the flies as best
she could. When the family sat down to eat a
meal, some one stood up and waved to and fro a
bunch of long peacock feather or a fly fan made
of paper, in order to shoo the flies away.
Practically all homes in the towns and many
in the rural areas are now screened against
flies and mosquitos. Due to the teaching of
sanitation in the schools, in women's clubs and
through our county health department, men
and women know more about the need of sani
tation than they did two or three decades ago:
but because the most of the homes we visit
now are not infested with flies, one must not
presume that all homes today are clean and
free from flies and mosquitoes.
Cleaning up the breeding places and screen
ing are two essentials in fighting the germ-laden
flies and mosquitoes, A will to do and plenty of
elbow grease will accomplish the first. It will
take some money to do the second, but what
ever investment is necessary, shared by land
lord and tenant, would result in dividends for
all concerned. Ex.
BIRD BRINGS NEWS
Blaekie Bear and Jocko Monkey
were sitting around the table at
Blackie's house, after a good dinner,
smoking their pipes and talking about
the new smoke-house, and trying to
decide where to build it. They were
still talking about it when they heard
someone knocking at the door.
Blaekie went to the door and took.
down the bar, and as he opened it in
flew Jay Bird, and he seemed in an
"Well, what's the matter?" asked
Blaekie, as soon as Jay Bird got
seated on the corner of the table.
"There's a whole heap the matter,"
said Jay Bird. "It doesn't bother me,
but it's going to worry all you folks
that can't fly. I was over at Mr.
Man's house late this afternoon, get
ting a few strawberries for supper,
and while I was there Uncle Joe and
Aunt Lindy came over. Mrs. Man
was out at the well where the others
were, and they all got to talking so
much and so loud I thought I would
hop over and see what it was all
about. Mr. Man was awfully mad,
and he was talking with his hands as
well as with his mouth. He doubled
up his fist and pounded down on the
bucket shelf so hard that it knocked
the bucket off and it fell down in the
well, as he said:
I tell you, Uncle Joe, this thing
has got to be stopped! Something has
got to be done. This rascal Blaekie
Bear and his tribe of friends are
about to ruin me, and we have got
to clean out the whole crowd. They
have taken my turkeys, pigs, chickens,
apples and my gun. They have tried
to drown my dog, and if they are let
alone a while longer, they will be
taking my cow and calf. We have
got to stop them, and we have got to
S BY D. SAM COX
do it right away."
"Got to stop them, has he," laughed
Blaekie. "Well, what did Uncle Joe
Uncle Joe said, "You are mighty
right, Mr. Man. If this things keep
up, I won't have enough roosters left
to Keep tne hawks away from my
biddies, and not enough geese to
furnish feathers for my beds. Wi
certainly have got to put an end to
it." . Then Aunt Lindy said: "While
I was gone to town the other day,
BJackie Bear came to my house and
took a big bucket of honey that
had just taken from a gum. I know
it was Blaekie because I saw his
tracks ax-ound the door and on the
sand on my kitchen floor. Yes, sir,
we certainly have got to stop all this
robbing, or we won't have anything
left before long "
That's too bad," said Jocko Moh
key. "We really ought to leave them
a little something to live on, so they
can keep on working to make some'
thing else for us to live on. We will
have to talk it over, and see if we
can't plan a little trip."
"You had better do your planning
tonight and your tripping tomorrow
night," said Jay Bird, "for Mr. Man
said he was going to town tomorrow
and get another gun, and the next
day he and Uncle Joe and Rover Dog
would start in to clean out all the
varmints in these woods. There isn't
any time to lose."
"Well," said Blaekie to Jay Bird,
you go over and tell Dr. Coon and
Billie Possum to come over here early
in the morning. And you stay over
in the barn at Mr. Man's house to
night and find out what he intends to
do tomorrow. As soon as he leaves,
you fly over here and tell us all about
his plans. That's a good old bird
(To be continued.)
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cation, as a moral and l
ture, which lifts t.l?mu
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Grover Crawford to Canip'
uulii ox canton, route 2.
Roy H. Patton to "i)c!ir
Mitchell, both of Canton.
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HILDA WAY GWYN
An aim in life is the only fortune worth
finding; and it is not to be found in foreign lands,
but in the heart itself. Robert Louis Steven
: son. : -.
Running into Bill Coble the other
day ; . ..in the Southern Railway Star
tton in Asheville . . . we recalled oth
er days ... when all the travel from
this section to any distance, started
from that point ... we remembered
the tall iron fence and the gates that
used to keep the surging crowd from
the trains , . , and how you had your
ticket in hand, standing in line to
show the gateman . . . then we drifted
to the Murphy Branch . . . and we
reminisced about the picnics we had
enjoyed ... by the way of train to
Balsam ... it was a faVorite place
to go . . . the schedule was perfect . .
you left Waynesville around 9 o'clock
and came back in the late afternoon
. and had a whole day to roam the 1
woods ... and they were real woods
in those days . . . you usually came
to the station at Balsam about an
hour before train time . . . it would
have been just too bad to get left . . .
there were no bus lines then . . . you
took no chances . . except there
would always be one or two adven
turous souls . . . (chiefly wanting to
worry somebody) ..... . who would ar
rive just in the nick of time ... . the
poor chaperon (in case you don't
know what she is . . . it was a person
anywhere from 18 to 80 who was re
sponsible for everything that hap
pened on the trip ... no wonder they
are out of 'fashion)'.'...', would be
crazy thinking of all the things that
might have happened . . . and how
Johnny's mama would jump on her . ,
when more than likely Mama couldn't
keep up with Johnny herself at home.
If you were a girl you had
gathered all the wild flowers your
small hands could hold . .- . by
the time you got home they were
wilted past reviving . . , but you
never learned ... you'd do the
same way next time . . . and
those cool springs from which
you drank . . . most of the time
you had to clean out the debris
. . . wouldn't you be horrified to
have your children drink from
such places today? . . . but how
you slept that night ; . . we de
cided that the child of today who
goes by bus or car . . . however
streamlined, misses a big thrill
for there was something mon
strous and powerful, yet fasci
nating about that puffing engine
... that had to have help going
up Balsam . . . and even two en
gines traveled up the grade as
if they could hardly make it
how tame today to ride to Bal
sam in a few minutes in a car . .
ten his business of words
oijr ... ins wue came
"jmj. me pantry one dav. an,!
him in the act of embracing tit
. , . mr. wepster," she said
am surprised," whereupon Mr.
bter gazea upon her in mild rei
. . ... wo, my pet," he replied,
are amazed, it is we who ,
we nope it is a long time fci
a recent visitor in town I
her mistake . . . she was fJ
distant state . . , in one oil
eating places in town she i
l u: i
ociybu mg aominy . . . morecJ
monly known in these parts
lye hominy . . . she was i
delighted with the food . .
had a second helping . . some J
s6n nearby . . , when she af
what kind of rice it was ,
i . ,
ner mac it was mountain i
and had been grown here J
many years . . . she was quite s
prised . . . as she had eaten !
in other sections . , . but h I
always Deen grown m low marl
We had a phone call from I
Prevost soon after her return I
Bermuda with the .North CiJ
Doctors . . '; and she told us bl
Ur. McCracken and get a poef
had written on the trip'. . . one 4
judge from the Dr. 's verses till
medieal mpn nrp i?wf :t unset Jf
rolling waves of the brinyl
their patients might have been J
and are no more philosophical.
poem is dated . . . "Time 2 A. M J
10th Place, Bosom of the A:J
On the Good Ship Bermuda.. i
The doctor held to the Sun Decs!
His eyes looked weak and hi; I
With crumpled clothing and r;l
He was truly a pieture of dire t-i
A friend who happened to p-
Stnnnpd and lisrened and ha:
I have eiven un evt i ythss? 1 1
To the damned old mackerel, .1
er and shad."
"You shot I
In "His lessons in English" . . . .
Alexander Woolcott tells the follow
ing story of Noah Webster ... we had
imagined that the great lexicographer
was so busy with his studv of wnrrfa
that he had no time for purely hu
man indulgences ... but we find we
were both wrong and right . . . he
evidently had his weak moments . ,j
but he seems never to have forgot-
The friend said,
For you see your
Tla v,a,r coom rmov eO.V0l3k
But such deeds have their s:
"Give me vour halul. let's p -
But the doctor fell to the '
,. v ivu .
"Please go "away and let wM
I'll Hip nVht here, and tnen w-
T,t- i,.j e-jll he mV haK
-m. tit ir ianu .
And nn thnt. isle I'll l've ;
ri T ; .. .,in:t'.i riie tt-f
rur x ill iievri i".
Methinks that when this 'c'rff''
Snmownoro out on Bermuos5
This doctor stands, ; with
Toward everj-thing that !sri
it: i.--x : .J hi rannw-
nis Heart is ", "- - ,,a-
But in his ears this song
"Nothing could be .finer W
Carolina in the morning-
(The poem was
at 2 a. m. following a s
and according to P8,
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responsive "" ...
medicos, that it stole tne -
the rest of the progr.-