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THE WAYNESyiLLE MOUNTAINEEB
THE WAYNESVILLE PRINTING CO.
Main Street Phone 137
Waynesville, North Carolina
Th County Seat of Haywood County
W. CUKTIS RUSS
MPS HTT.TiA WAY CWYN Associate Editor
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Hay woodland Heaven
Tom P. Jimison, by right is Haywood's
. uncrowned press agent. In his article today,
he points out that he tells people who don't
know about Haywood that it is "just a half
mile this side of heaven".
This brings to mind, that Senator Reynolds
while trying to impress a delegation in Wash
ington of the altitude of Haywood's tower
ing mountains, rose on his toes and shouted:
"You can stand on the top of the mountains,
reach up and tickle the toes of the angels.'
These two publicizers have placed Hay
wood within mighty close reach of heaven,
and not for a minute would we question
either knowledge on the subject. In fact,
we agree that Haywod is the best spot on
earth to live, because it is in this county
that "Nature Did Her Best".
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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 1911
The Patrolman's Side
It is beyond us to understand how a sen
sible person would resent being warned
against dangers that might result in bodily
injuries and possible death, yet such resent
ments are part of the every day job of the
highway patrolman. All this, and more too,
we learn from the article in thia newspaper
today, writen" by Hilda Way Gwyn, after in
terviewing Haywood's two patrolman.
We trust you will read the entire article
and we call special attention to the last para
graph, about the courts meting out impar
tial justice. '.
We have never had a hankering to be a
patrolman. In fact we have never given the
matter much thought, but since the increase
number of highway accidents, we have gone
behind the scenes, in getting the news, and
we have come to this definite conclusion. A
patrolman has a difficult job at best, and
the worse part of it is trying to keep people
from getting hurt, which many times they
don't appreciate, thinking the patrolman
has it in for them.
We recommend that you read the arti
cle and perhaps some would-be reckless
driver will see the other side of the question,
and get down to earth, and thus save his life
and perhaps many others.
Bent On Benches
If public sentiment has its way by next
summer we will see benches tucked about
on Main Street, provided the municipal auth
orities heed the demands.
Mrs. Frank Smathers in a recent letter to
the editor, pointed out the advantages of
this type of community service and also of
what a small park in the town would mean
to the tourists. Mrs. Smathers spends the
greater part of the year in a great tourist
center. She has traveled extensively in
tourists centers in this country. She knows
what other communities have to offer.
Waynesville need not ignore the fact that
it faces a problem of enlarged tourist facili
ties. Last summer and this fall have proved
beyond any doubt that the outside world has
discovered this section and approves of it.
Next spring will be a little late to make
plans and put them into effect. Now is the
time to prepare. We would like to call the
attention of this problem to the incoming;
board of directors of the Chamber of Commerce.1..-
Waynesville, as we have commented be
fore, is a country village. It is not a city
and has no prospects of being one any time
soon. So let us make the most of the ad
vantages that one expects to find in a coun
Beware Of Brer Rabbit
Dr. Albert McCown, medical director of
the American Red Cross, is warning hunters
to "think twice before shooting the lack
adaisical rabbit, for it may carry the deadly
Dr. McCown points out that tuleremia not
only threatens the hunter, but the house
wife and market man as well. He advises
those handling rabbits in dressing and cook
ing to wear rubber gloves. Fortunately cook
ing kills tuleremia virus, removing possi
bility of infection.
Hunters are advised to avoid the listless
rabbit that makes too easy a target; chances
are it is diseased, more than likely with
Food For Defense
Evidently methods used in the last World
War are being improved in the present im
pending danger, at least, in the manner in
which the farmer is going to do his bit in
this critical hour.
We like the program of "Food For De
fense" as recently outlined to the Haywood
County farmers. It shows a well thought
out plan for building, not only for the pres
ent emergency, but building for the future.
Through the demand tor increased produc
tion the farmer is destined to learn the
possibilities of his farm and make improve
ments that might not have come in years in
We like the serious manner in which the
local committeemen were instructed by the
district and state leaders in the program to
help each man study his farm. The pro
gram is not to be made out on paper in an
office, but right there on the farm, with
every advantage and every disadvantage of
the land pointed out and considered.
One silver lining in the dark impenetrable
clouds of war is visioned in the great farm
program in the name "Food For Defense".
Always fMS :':':y '
Some Motorists Resent
Patrolmen Trying To
Make Them Careful
Lack Of Fear
One of the most impressive illustrations
of the power of lack of fear was demonstrat
ed in the life of little Pamela Hollingworth,
five-year-old. who was lost alone recently
in the wilderness of New Hampshire's White
For eight cold, rainy days the small child
lived on nothing but water from the moun
tain brooks, and yet doctors said her condi
tion was "surprisingly good".
Lack of fear saved her, according to the
medical authorities. What a lesson to those
who fear life, and through that fear so often
defeat the objectives they wish to realize.
An Example Of Thrift
According to authorities, the scrap alumi
num collected in the recent drive amounted
to 11,835,139 pounds. This is reported to
be short of what was expected, but even so
it is an impressive total when we are told
that 350 big four-motored bombers could be
Tuilt from it.
The drive was well worth the trouble. We
-are an extravagant people, and it was a fine
lesson in thrift and saving. It no doubt will
be the means of showing the American
people other hidden sources of materials
that are going to waste.
There are other phases besides collecting
aluminum to the drive which includes, mak
ing us. more conscious of the needs of de
fense, and offering a means by which the
most humble person could do their part, as
we feel they did all over the country.
To the Colors
You can't 'get ahead of Vomen. They stay
right up to the minute in style and current
events will be shown in their dresses. The
following from the Raleigh News & Observer
gives proof of the foregoing:
"The bride, reports the Charlotte Observer,
was dressed in an outfit of defense blue vel
vet, with accessories to match. It seemed
a little odd to the eyes of the mere male even
in a time when everything is being tied to
"It turns out that it is not strange at all.
The society editor adds that there are also
in the colors of our times and our girls are
wearing R.A.F. blue, air force blue, and soli
dier blue. There is also cadet blue, but it
is an older and more familiar shade.
"Now comes convoy green to the society
editor's desk from a marriage in the Firs
Baptist church in"Elizabeth City. The down
fall of civilization may be ahead, but th
ladies are marching very colorfully into the
future all the same.'
(Continued from page 1)
ing across our note book trying to
keep up with their observations
. . which, incidentally ... could
e compiled into a manuel for mot
rists. . . . Our first question was
;'.' "How do you account for the
increase in accidents?" . . . Patrol
man Jones spoke up ... "Disre
gard of motor vehicle laws
...... another thing ... all drivers
should be treated alike . '.''.. the
prominent citizen driving drunk is
just like any other man . . . he is
a potential killer turned loose on
the highways . .'.in fact there is
little difference between the drunk
en driver on the highway and a
man standing on the highway with
'personal safety and failure on the
part of the owners to keep motors
in safe driving conditions . . . if
the public in general had the same
manners, and showed the same
courtesy to drivers on the road
that they do to their guests in
their home (which they should)
. . . accidents would instantly
decrease." ... Then spoke up Pa
trolman Roberts . . . "Carelessness
is one of the greatest sins of the
motorists , . . too many people
drive their cars mechanically . . .
not using their brains at all . . .
which are needed every minute
... haven't you seen people just
give a mere glance up and down
. . . when coming into a highway,
not realling seeing a thing . . .
maybe they are lucky nine times
. . . but often that tenth time they
meet death." , ,v.
"Driving an automobile safely is
an art within itself" . ,. . ". continued
Patrolman Jones . . . "In order to
learn typing at any speed, a per
son takes a long time to become
efficient . . . it naturally looks as
if a person would approach driv
ing a car in the same way . . . exer
cising his capacity as in typing
, . . but no, they just start driv
"It's a funny thing about peo
ple speeding .. . when they are
caught they never seem to realize
how fast they are going . ..... at
least, it is mighty hard . to get
them to admit it . . . another thing,
you have seen it happen hundreds
of times. . . . A driver thinks the
car coming ahead of him doesn't
have the lights dimmed enough
. . . he will turn his on at full
blast . . . which is just as bad for
his safety as that: of the driver
coming toward him.". V. Another
serious problem . . . is that motor
ists do not slow down enough for
pedestrians at night vv . and again
when a car is being repaired on
the highway , . . instead of slowing
down and waiting a minute, you
-ee too many drivers just squeeze
through ... and take their lives
and the other fellow's in their
iwn hands . , '.... and when they get
by . they feel fine over their
(food driving . . maybe brag
about it afterward" . continued
Then you take the 'half -lit'
driver . , . now there is a real
problem . . . you know the type
... mental capacity and driving
ability at a low point, but his
spirits rising . . . and his power
to argue going strong . . . he's a
real menace . . ." said Patrolman
"Another problem we have,"
spoke up 0. R. Roberts all heated
up on the subject '.. i; . "you would
be surprised at the number of peo
ple who take your stopping them
from speeding as a very personal
matter . ." . that you have it in
for them . . . they don't seem to
realize . . . that it is our job '.' . ..
and that we are trying to help
them as well as the other fellow
. . . they seem to lose sight of the
fact that they may cause some
one else to have a wreck as well
as themselves. . . . Stopping a car
certainly has its effect on the high
way, though. . . . Tou stop a car
for speeding ,. . . and other drivers
coming on will slow down
and it seems to go down the line
. . . slowing up things in general."
"What time of the day is the
zero hour for drivers?" we asked
. . . and E. W. Jones replied . . .
"More fatalities happen at dusk
than any other time . . . people
are tired ... they are not as alert
as earlier in the day . . . and in
many instances are in a bigger
hurry to get home . . ". or where
ever they happen to be going . . .
and another: thing . . . men don't
like to admit it . . . but it's true
. . . they have more accidents than
women . . . of course there are
more men driving . . . and they
drive longer hours" . , . and Pa
trolman Roberts broke in with . . .
"Yes, and there is no getting
around it ... the average man
iust naturally drives faster than
the average woman." . . .
"One of the greatest ways to cut
down accidents would be prompt
-rial for violators before the facta
have time to 'get cold' . . . and
public interest in the. case is lost
"There is a misconception on the
part of the public as to speed
limits in North Carolina," continu
ed E. W. Jones . . . "The law states
that a man 'should operate a motor
vehicle in a reasonable and pru
dent manner at all times' . . . with
due regard for the rights and
safety of others ... the fact that
the speed limit is 60 miles an hour
does not mean that a driver
can travel safely at all times that
fast , . he must bring into con
sideration the 'Condition of hie car,
the road, traffic at the time, weath
er, and the hour of the day or
night . . . they all should determine
his speed . . ."
- "How do you spot a liquor Car?"
we asked . . . the answer . . . "To
be honest we know most of them
and have a general idea of the lo
cal cars transporting . . ."
"Where does your duty begin
and end?" ... "Our duty is keep
ing the highways safe . . . making
arrests, if necessary . . . then se
cure warrants and give evidence
By W CURTIS RUSS
Bits of this, that and the other
picked up here, there and yonder
T OF THE
What is your favorite of all the
so-called popular songs ever writ
Mrs. Fred Martin "One of my
favorites is .'Alice Blue Gown'."
Mrs. E. L. Withers "I would
say 'At Dawning as it is one of
J. Dale Stentz " My favorite is
The Old Man River' from the Show
Mrs. L. M. Richeson "I don't
know that I like anything any more
than old favorite, 'Love's Old Sweet
R. B. Davenport " I'd say 'My
Old Kentucky Home'." ,
j. M. Long "I don't think you
can beat 4 Home Sweet Home'."
Mrs. Fred Campbell "I believe
like 'Muddy Water' as well as
any song I think of just at the
Robert Boone "I believe that
ray favorite now is -uod Bless
J. W. "Killian "My favorite is
Silver Threads Among the Gold',"
Mrs. T. G. Boyd "I have always
loved 'Roses of Piccady'."
Miss Sue Willard Lindsley "It
is hard to say as I have so many
favorites, but I am very fond of
Perfect Day'." '
at a trial . . . beyond that we are
powerless . . . for our duty stops
. that is as far as our authority
goes . . . as to the enforcement of
the law . . . and judgments hand
ed down . . . that is up to the other
officers" . . they both agreed.
We found out among other facts
. that Monday, generally speak
ing, is the dullest day of the week
. Saturday, the most active . . .
but more cars on Sunday ... but
the Sunday traffic is made up of
different type of driver from
that of Saturday . . . on the latter
day are more drunks and reckless
motorists . . . celebrating . '. ..' the
week-end . ; . it seems the younger
you learn to drive, the ' better
driver you become . . . 16 is not
too young, if you have matured
the normal expectancy of that
age .' ...... .
Back to the starting point . . .
of fatalities on the highway . . .
To teach people by example, pun
ishment for violations, there must
be cooperation between all law
enforcement officers and the pub
lic," spoke up Mr. Jones . . . "There
are three important 'EV in our
work . . ; Enforcement, Educa
tion, and Engineering (improving
roads)" . . . he continued.
On that point of cooperation both
men were emphatic ... until each
driver feels their responsibility,
not only for their own safety, but
also for the other fellow . .'.'and
the courts mete out justice in an
impartial manner, need we hope
to lower to any great extent the
present rate of fatalities on the
highways of Haywood county or
the State of North Carolina . . .
according to Patrolmen Jones and
Roberts . . ,'
Registered in the United States
is 71 per cent of aj the passenger
cars operated on earth. The world
record for mdtor vehicles register
ed was broken in 1939 with 45,
027,000 automobiles and trucks in
use; the figure represents a four
per cent gain over 1938.
THE OLD HOME TOWN
"--- By STANLEY
$Sm&( ourr "Tlucr M,sus i H !
llSSMWi CHlZZELMORe VtliAAl f
The &ooc NEi9H&oi ytX ? ' "' ' '
Either the boy, ,
fetter, on the 0ld.ti 1
Ke ior instance tu i
with a roii of newspaJJ
yond that j. papel
But listen t ...v ..
.. : ' "c ana hu
45 years ago
v.. anQ r()(j
earth. Then they tJ
ui vfi riAiTi.
unit lf ... .... v" Ji
rv w- "-' ny !i.it
carrying with it the farm,
owiiiB, iwenty leet in th
Than n4. I 5
wouiu iaKe clots of day
bard the tin-roofed dwe
While all of this waa
part of the boys turned
Biiiau itmr-ioot square
which added to the diS(
.No such pranks for
, A suggested drive fori
uite sometning new, is ou
past Cruso over the rece
ea road. That is a beau:
try and my prediction i
the road is completed td
oi tne mountain it will be
neaviesi traveled road
Mrs. Rung at Green 1
orange peel on the stove
odor of cooking food!
times coffee grounds i
j . i
ana men again spices.
trade nas a trick.
A Waynesville man
almost lay down hisf life
legs, recently had som
They were frozen, whicu
nim to keep them over t
time, eating them snarii
the meantime he developed
tism in his knees, and frii
told him it was frog lei
he wouldn't believe even 1
it were so.
Many calendar manil
got caught last year by if
last Thursday in the monl
indicating Thi nksrivinr a
all states had not adopted
date, the calendar mad
just ignored the day
making no distinction. 6u
year they are all set foil
The newest thing in
fense program is defense
better known in these parti
H. G. Hammett had
people to kid him about hi
to catch fish in Lake Ji
that he just rolled up hit
or maybe they were rollj
and last week slipped do
Methodist body of water,
hook in like a veteran, al
out a 12-incher. Yes sir,
by a Treacher's tape line
fisherman's measuring rod,
By CHARLES P. STE,
(Central Press Colum
National population dii
would seem to be s subj
cularly of interest to ti
bureau, but Assistant Sta
tarv Adolf A. Bearle has
cializing oh it of late, bot
and lecturing on it, sno
studying it most internal
Perhaps it would ot n
ly correct to say that j
cern is with RE-dismo
thn rodistribution that
now and the RE-distriki
he foresees as necessary i
defense boom's past. Toda;
ing is taking care oi
ti. t .nniderable
bllC Wfl. v- .
ionr-o tn the country s m
but it's in progress
The next time, it cleariy m
tr. Ttnrlp a very mH
;.( it' cmine to Tfrt
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vnc , ou",v " "
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was predominantly tu -j
hprp from "
world mainly to take upj
i a fif course, "i
aw ibiiu. - .
.tfa.red centralizea i
into which the i
their crops and cn
j -I htn i lit v
ping, but big cities"-
even they were- - , a
following " c1
brought farm k-ds .1
trial plants. irie,
iit on the J
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