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THE WAYNESVILLE MOUNTAINEER
THE WAYNESVILLE PRINTING CO
Main Street Vww 137
Waynesville, North Carolina
The County Seat of Haywood County
W. CURTIS RUSS Kditor
MRS. HILDA WAY GWYN Associate Kditor
W. Curtis Huss and Marion T. Bridges, Publishers
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HAYWOOD COUNTY AND SERVICE MEN
OUTSIDE NORTH CAROLINA
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MONDAY. SKPTK.MHKIt I. 1!Hh
To Be Tough
Price Administrator Paul I'm'tei' has an
nounced that ho is oojnu to put into elleet
the "toughest program yet" to prevent I he
"hlack market" from staiiitf a cotnehack
alotiK with meat ceilings.
From now on he claims the word will he:
"Clack .Marketeers beware."
OPA's enforcement agents are said to lie
tfcttiiiK holp from the Justice. Agriculture,
and Treasury Departments, and that the
policing plan will he a forceful one.
This all sounds well, hut most people are a
hit disillusioned on the subject of "black
markets." They fear that the trick was
learned so well under the old OPA ruling
that it will continue to flourish amfc that
those who wish to be and will practice hon
esty and adherence to rules will suffer, while
the transgressors will aKain take and have
what they want.
While money is flowing freely and people
seem to be still spending heavily, they must
be thinking seriously of the years ahead as
indicated by the increase in the purchase of
Purchase of life insurance in the United
States in July totaled $ 1 .'.i.y l oil. (Km, an in
crease of 7.1 per cent above the ? 1. 1 27. oiii 1,1)00
in July last year, and niv than double the
$!)li;.-'l'.l.Oon reported m July. I'M!, accord
ing to the Life Ajrency .Management Associa
tion of Hartford. Conn.
During the first seven months of the year
total life insurance purchases were $12,127,
722.000, an increase over the first seven
months of l(.t" and
'.'2 per cent over the
corresponding period of PHI.
These figures are encourafriny- for they
show that American thrift is still prevalent
in the land, and that during tluse "iriven
years" they are mindful of the uncertaintv
of the future.
Unless the Kovernment can channel live
stock through markets which comply with its
regulations under the new price control order,
the tanning industry will be faced with an
acute and continuous crNis of raw materials,
it was recently announced by the Tanners
Council of America.
The council further stated that restora
tion of price control on livestock and meat
raises a prospect dreaded by anyone familiar
with the trend of domestic hide and skin
supply before June 30. when price controls
In that period, it was pointed out the move
ment of cattle and calves to the packers was
sharply reduced and fewer hides were avail
able from the established packing industry
Whieh had the skill and facilities for produc
ing and distributing them, and more animals
were being slaughtered outside of federal
inspection by custom slaughters, by black
market operators and by backyard butchers.
The bulk of cattle sent to market during
this period do not, according to the. authori
ties on beef make choice meat and may not
therefore be diverted from legitimate chan
nels. Thi3 hide shortage does not only mean less
meat on our tables but fewer leather shoes
and leather goods for wear and use.
The Economy Call
The press throughout the country seems
to have responded to President Truman's call
for economy with favorable comment. Many
are expressing the opinion that the budget
should be balanced this year.
The Los Angeles, (Calif.) Times gives one
of the best reasons why this balancing shoult
take place this year in the following state
ment : "What hope is there for a balanced
federal budget if one cannot be achieved in
boom times when government's income is at
a record high?"
From the Citizen, of Columbus, Ohio,
comes: "We think an economy vigorous
enough to provide the government with near
ly $ 10,000,000,000 of revenue is sound enough
to support a balanced budget right now.
There appears to he a difference of opinion
about the suggested reduction in military
expenditures. One school of thought warns
that a drastic cut would weaken our military
strength, and that with the present unrest
in the world, this would be disastrous. Others
come back with the fact that our military
service is the most extravagant branch of
It seems to us that if the government is to
continue to collect taxes at the rate now
being done, that the people as a whole are J
going to demand that the budget be balanced:
and some corners cut in government expendi
tures. When we were ;tt war, we felt a cer-
tain need for high taxes, but now if these!
are to continue, we all would like to see the1
budget balanced. . '.
I "ROCKET AGE"
HERE and THERE
HILDA WAY GWYN
Thanks to 4 Congressmen :
Carolinas-Virgina farm people owe thanks1
to four Congressmen who fought valiantly
for four important aids to farm welfare in
the closing hours of Congress.
In the House of Representatives, Repre-j
sentative Pttlw inkle of North Carolina led
the successful fight for the hospital aid bill,,
while Congressman Rarden of North Carolina
fathered and brought to victory the bill which
provides $10,000,000 more Federal funds each
year for teaching vocational agriculture and
$8,000,000 more a year for home economics
Congressman Flannagan of Virginia brought
to a successful finish the long fight to get fat
more research to cut costs of making and
marketing farm products.
In this great effort the agricultural col
leges will do more research, the extension
service w ill do more educational and demon
stration work, while departments of agricul
ture will render increased aid in grading,'
inspection, market news, regulatory work,
and in supervising and helping farm market
ing organizations succeed. j
The late Congressman Fulmer of South
Carolina was a pioneer in this farm market
ing effort and should be remembered grate
fully in its hour of victory. Thanks are also
due Congressman Cooley of North Carolina
for all he has tried to do to save the best
features of the Farm Security Administra
tion. The bill finally passed is not all one
could wish but can be improved in future.
Progressive Farmer. I
ii'icit.v has liro
live ill the in
as to others,
those who lie
cause I hey ha
receive tins a
vice to lliein.
meet in,; of the ItKA
to i 1 1 nt I what elec
lUhl to the folk who
"al ,ec:ion:,. as well
We ieak ti 1st ol
in the country, he
. c heeii t fie last to
el. We hae often
ilri iisK which fit f
r 1 1 1 -.t n t i he most scr
I'or I hi' sie of it.
we cast our vole ft,,- i he iron. Hav
ing lived mi Mi - loitntry whore we
had to n ;e the old fashioned cast
iron alia i e. it secris to lis that with
trying to keep the !lnnn with the
rU'ht amount o1 heat, not too hot to
S'orch, and not loo cold to press
with smoothness was an accom
plishment and one short lived,
r'or the hh'ninmii thiiu; would no
-ooner "et ja l ri'dit, than it would
iitvin to l;c! too cold We well re
ine.nher thai in Mimnu'i', like most
housewives we kept the ironing
hoard on the open hac k poi'"h. We
could h.ee walked ni'in; city blocks
villi I he same miuihcr of steps it
took 1o :,o ti-eii our cook stove,
source of healing that iron to the
hoard on the porch. Then came
the da v hen mui inc'ely plugged
in the cord and yet there is a
size larger appliance, say the pres
sure conker, which rates with super
popularil. to .-ay nothing of (he
many oltier r appliances all
lime ai.tl !aht r av in..
In case yon nao i.ecn puzze'd hv
the name of the new home of Mr.
and Mrs. .toe I'aliiey out on I hp
Howell Mill Koad. next door to llu
home of the hitter's parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Clayton Walker, we will
he happy to throw light on the sub
ject. Tile attractive three room
cottaiio winch went up practically
over 111-hi lor the former U. S.
Arinv Serjeant and Ins wife, is
called 'Over Yonder." hut it has
no reference to overseas, ill case
you are old enough to recall World
War II. mui in:1 hi get i he idea of
such in conms. lion wuh a veteran.
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an.1 I hiiiL'
ha . hoi -
'I'll;;- i : how t he nam.
Mrs. Walker cannot
at her home she
thinks 1 for good re
heen tohh that Sara
rowed it and nine limes out of ten
she will find It "( t r Yonder."
While speaking of .hie ami Sarah
.lane, we want to extend our con
gratulations on the arrival of their
new daughter. They are new tin
proud parents of what we arc told
is a millionaire's choice of a family
one son and one daughter.
It. rs a funny thing how so often
in life we seek information that
lies right at hand from some un
expected source if we only knew
how to gel il. The followm, lory
from the Canadian press i.iliigueo
A girl reporter on a Winnipeg
newspaper was trying to think ol
the word meaning fear of In ighls.
She asked the cily editor, the man
aging editor, the chief editorial
writer. None of I hem knew the
She couldn't find the wand she
wanted in the ollice dictionary or
Roger's Thesaurus. Then she start
ed telephoning. A psychology pro
lessor, said he had Hie wind 011 the
lip of his lom-ue, hut that didn't
help. A social service
couldn't think of il hut
look through his library
Then came the insnirat
announcers. They are supposed to
kow everything. Appeals io lliree
ratlin stations brought no n suits.
Toronto was queried, hut didn't
know. New York at lasi rajnc back
with the answer, the wrong one -Altophobia.
The office bo 1 1 u! 1 1 11 : h
reporter's desk, noticid In r
"What's bothering you kid
asked. She told him.
"The word you're after is acro
phobia." he said casual iy and pass
ed on. She had. the right word at
'an ut ive
Evidently Uncle Sam would like to fill the
ranks of his army with volunteers, that is if
one judges by the inducements that are now
being held out by the army. The "real wages"
now offered can compare to those offered
in the industrial world. Since it looks now
that we will have to maintain an army to
keep pace with the rest of the world, we
believe that most Americans will welcome
this prestige of the army.
There are guaranteed increases with length
of service. There is secure retirement to
look forward to. We have heard a number!
of local men refer to the retirement they!
expected to enjoy after they had re-enlisted '
in the army. They pointed out that few
jobs they might have would offer such in-:
ducements for security after 30 years service, j
From all we read there will also be much !
improvement in living conditions generally,!
to say nothing of the change in the "caste;
system." It seems that the Brasshats of the '
army through fighting elbow to elbow with
the men in the ranks, and the general resent
ment of some of the enlisted men against j
their "superior" officers that a new relation-j
.ship will come about that will also have its'
goods points for our independent American
So now the army is no longer a refuge for
a "job," but will offer a career comparable
to one's ability. We would like to see the
army made up of volunteers, but, if not the
draft will have to solve the problem. At any
rate the changes being now inaugurated, we
feel sure will in time draw our own men to
the army in greater numbers as a career.
YOU'RE TELLING ME!
By WILIIAM RITT -
Central Press Writer
TIIIF.VFS breaking into a
jewelry stoic window discov
ered the !i: play was made of
tin, not go, 1. lis getting so
even criminals can no longer
trust honest people.
now sell for an
SS.500 each. A big
To improve the view from his
house a Canadian had a moun
tain torn down. But what did he
do with the pieces?
1 t t
Molotov, according to one
correspondent covering the
Paris peace conference, is a
confirmed thumb-twiddler. Since
they are 'usually down on any
suggestion, it sounds like a
; ; 1
African hunters report fmd
ing and capturing a native boy
who can outrun a gazelle. Thi$
won't interest any baseball fan
unless the kid can hit.
1 t j
That English talking dog, we
hear, is now six years old. Just
a first grader, eh?
! ! !
"Peace," an editorial tolls us,
"may not be signed until Christ
mas." Well, it would make a
nic gift at that.
THE OLD HOME TOWN
During the war we read in some religious
magazines that the war might have been
avoided in the Pacific if the churches of the
nation had sent more missionaries to Japan.
Well, now is the time to send them to pre
vent a future fight
SHUT THAT NOrWFgg MOT FIGHTAtG
' BLASTED THN0US Wff CAME A4 TO HAVE A -,
OFF--')T'2 NICE QUIET SCREAM L
V - 2 OM A BUSINESS DEAL
t i LtilrtL-WHY SOME Mistf CAK&T
I SB On ik LWNCM BOES- '
' " '77 Mm tmKM 1. yu rrrm nam ' ') If
Would you favor increasing allot
ments to thi' used and to depen
Karl J. Ferguson "Yi-s, I would
favor an inrroa.se as 1 do not think
they are paid enough according to
the present scale of things."
Jonathan Woody "I certainly
would. Those of us who are able
lo work should take care of the
Henry Davis "Yes, I think that
this payment is one of the finest
things our government does."
Dr. Sam Stringfield "Yes, I
faur such if they are not able to
lake care of themselves, for it
would he different in case they
could. Money has been flush and
I ne cost of liviiiR has gone up. but
not these allotments."
IV. ;. Byers "I consider this
payment one of the finest aids our
M. (i. Stanley "Yes. 1 would
taeor such an increase, for it is a
1, inch better way to take care of
1 In 111 than keep them in a county
In addition to floor wax and fur
niture polish, carnuba wax is also
used in shoe wax, phonograph rec
ords, sound film, electric insulators,
soap, candles, lubricating oils and
carbon paper. Wrapping paper,
cardboard, textiles, and industrial
machinery are waterproofed with
it. It goes into lipstick, picric
acid tor gunpowder, sealing materi
al for dry cell batteries, plasters,
matches, cable coverings, paints
Recently a summer visitor came
in The Mountaineer office and ask
ed us what she termed a very silly
iiestion. but she had her children
with her and they were anxious to
et all the big thrills possible out
if the mountains. . . "Where could
we go to see the largest number
of hears?" A day or so later Mr.
John L. Davis told us of a trip he
iiatl made to Knoxville, en route
r li i-oiili the park with his son
i.oHoy Davis, and we are hoping
hat the mother had such good
lurk, as she followed our advice to
lake lo the Great Smokies. They
saw 12 bears on their way to Knox
ville. In the number was one
mother with three cubs, another
with two. and two yearlings. Two
of the hears were in captivity at
siuokemonl, and all of them were
as gentle as dogs, said Mr. Davis,
but "I guess the biggest back to
nature experience was the narrow
escape we had when we almost ran
over a polecat in the road," con
cluded Mr. Davis.
When Georee White, whose
"Scandals" rivaled Zit-elVhiv
'Tollies," ran into hit-and-run
trouble in San Dieeo, the sup
posedly hard - hearted Broad
way boys called a meetinu ami
chipped in for a defense fund.
. . . Buddy de Sylva was the
leader . . . The kitty went in
Faye I Mrs. Konsrvt'lt 1 Fmersnn
returns to the stage at Cape ( ',, 1
Mass., August 12, in "Here Toil,,
a warmed-over Ruth Gordon -i,,,.
rer of 15)34 . . . U s official .1., ,,.
Crawford's next is "Possess, i
with Van Ileflin, based on a (',,
mopolitan magazine noveleii,
"One Man's Secret," h l!,i,,
Weiman . . .
Civil aeronautics bureau ma ma
know this: When it approved ..:
around-the-world route for Tv
linked with Northwest .ii-l.m,.
Howard Hughes, who owns TU ,
had an option on control of North
west . . . TWA is to fly N v
to Shanghai, via Europe: North
west is to pick up (here, fhiiu; i
Alaska and Seattle . . . Ilimhe
option was to become effective n.
as and when Northwest gut govern,
ment permission to fly the Pac ini
. . . So it appears Hughes, ulm
broke the arountl-the-world .air rec
ord, has in hand I he aroiiud-i lie
world route he laid out on that
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By THOMPSON GREENWOOD
ENLISTED MEN and Officers
The charge has been made that tin
meeting was rim by ollicers. not In
enlisted men. Well. Frank Parker
Who was a stall' sergeant in Hie
Army, presided, and many of
former, officers present entered
service as lowly enlisted men
moved up. Is that a crime.'
EXCITEMENT The meeting be
gan a lit tie on the Quaker side, hut
about 10:30 things began warming
up and several of the delegates
got things olT their chest, princi
pally the Ashevillians, who spark
ed the meeting any time I here w as
a lull in enthusiasm. Said they, in
effect: "Don't be afraid. We have
tasted victors', and we know you
RESOLUTIONS The follow nu
were adopted as "C'halfonle Resolu
tions": wan hi peace "N. ('. should
assume leadership;" national de
fense: participation in elections
labor "we believe in the funda
mental right of labor;" minorilv
groups: public health; public educa
tion more money for school teach
ers; and Federal aid for schools.
State employees salaries - "we
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BeMice an atuida(f
Did you wait in line last Saturday'.'
Saturday is rush-day for most business
houses, and especially for banks. wIhmv Pay
roll and other week-end requiivim'nts of
depositors must be met in the space ol a low
If our preoccupation with tins S;
peak load has inconvenienced you
have had to wait in line a bit v.v re
We want to be as helpful as possible. ;
hope you will understand if wc caiui"
you as promptly as we'd like uum
If you can schedule visits to the n
Dther days than Saturday we can asi
kind of service that will satisfy y.iu
First National Ba
Member Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation