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weU aa all AP news dispatches.
We are somewhat disappointed by the esti
mate that Haywood's apple crop this year
will be in the neighborhood of 150,000 bushels.
Like everyone else, we had hopes that the
spring frosts had not done as much damage
as first thought.
The crop that will be harvested, however,
is said to be of unusual quality, and that goes
a long ways on the market. It is character
istic of Haywood apples that their flavor is
in a class all by itself.
While many orchardmen might not have
to pay much income taxes this year, we ad
mire their attitude of pushing ahead for a
bigger and better croj next year.
On the other hand, 150,000 bushels is a lot
of apples, and at the present prevailing prices,
that means many a dollar coming into the
AT THE CROSSROADS
fanfti Carotin kV
TUESDAY. SEPTEMBER 16, 1947
The New Hotel
The news that ground has been broken for
a $100,000 hotel to be completed by next
season is news of the first magnitude for this
The fact that the hotel is being built, and
will be operated by Haywood people who
have proven themselves to be successful in
the business is another encouraging phase of
Claude Medford and his son, John Med
ford, have successfully operated hotels at
Lake Junaluska over a period of many years.
They are known far and wide for their busi
ness ability, both as hotel operators, contrac
tors and business men.
Another interesting fact about the an
nouncement is the rural hotel plan which
the Medfords have underway. This plan is
not new to this area. In fact, it has already
proven to be one of the most profitable of
all hotel operations. One need go no further
than Gatlinburg for proof..
This newspaper predicted some months ago
that the Dellwood-Maggie area was destined
to become the "Eastern Gatlinburg" of the
.Park area, provided care was taken to see that
cheap buildings did not clutter the section.
The fact that a hotel costing $100,000 is going
up right in the center of the section mention
ed above, we have every reason to believe
now, more than ever, that the second Gatlin
burg is underway.
- For many, many years, efforts have been
made to get additional hotel facilities in this
.section. Some have been built, but the sup
ply is still far short of the demand. Numer
ous modern tourist courts have been erected
which has relieved the situation to some de
cree. We have every reason to feel that the hotel
Mr. Medford and his son are building will be
a profitable investment, as well as a distinct
asstjjjjth$ fejn.tire area.
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Back In Business
It looks like the Young Democrats are get
ting set for the next general election. Ac
tivity of the organization was limited during
the war years, but now there is a comeback
with lots of determination on the part of the
An active organization does more than just
get votes during an election. Such a group
stimulates interest all during the year, keeps
the personal contacts, and becomes united on
From here it looks like the group is getting
ready to keep the cause of the Democrat
party constantly before the people of this
Insects In Cars
The report from Greensboro that a bug
inside an automobile caused the driver to
lose control, with the result that five persons
were injured in a wreck, is not the first
account of this kind that has appeared re
cently. So many such cases have been reported, in
'fact, that flying insects may be considered
one of the hazards of the road. Consequent
ly, a regular part of the instruction of every
student driver should be, "How to Keep Your
Head When an Insect Gets in the Car."
Quoting Senator Medford: "I
fepl this rommunitv will make more
Among the millions of species of flying in- I urogress in the next ten years than
MIRROR OF YOUR MIND
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stories "uninhibited"? s4'
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Bits Of Human Interest News Picked Up By Members
Of The Mountaineer Staff
sects at large in the world, those in temper
ate climates that can inflict pain or injury on
man are limited almost entirely to the bee
and wasp families and are easily recognized.
All the others are perfectly harmless,
though perhaps a little obnoxious as traveling
companions. Granting that the bug any
bug is not the most prepossessing creature
in nature, the driver should reflect that not
even a yellowjacket can send him to the hos
pital or to the graveyard; whereas an auto
mobile wreck will almost certainly land him
in one of those unpleasant places.
It would be better, therefore, to endure the
pain of a sting than to risk the lives of all per
sons in the car by fighting an insect instead
of keeping your mind on your driving.
But the chances are a thousand to one that
you won't be stung. When a bee or a wasp
finds himself suddenly trapped in a glassed
in prison, he is so bewildered that he has no
impulse to sting. All he wants is to get out
again. If you will simply let him alone, you
will notice that he hovers along the wind
shield until the air current guides him to the
ventilator wing, and he flies out.
Or, if he can't find his way out, wait until
you are on a straight stretch of road, slow
down to a safe speed, and gently uge him
toward the window. We mean gently, be
cause it is the suddent motion that makes
him sting. Shoo him without scaring him,
and, as soon as he sees the opening, he will
gladly fly out. The Charlotte Observer.
i it has in the past fifty years.'
It was a brand new car, shiny
and up to the very minute. It
bore a West Virginia license plate
which glistened in the sun as the
owner proudly swept the vehicle
close to the curb. He and his com
panion ... an exceedingly pret
ty girl . . . got out of the car.
and he locked it carefully, then
dropped two nickles in the park
All of this procedure was
strictly on the correct side of the
proper thing to do . . . that is,
all but one tiny little detail. He
had parked the car on the wrong
side of the street.
Seen on Main Street: two young
men eating bananas, one right af
ter the other. After they had fin
ished three extra large ones each,
they carefully put the skins in a
bag and deposited it all in a side
walk trash can, then walked mer
rily on their way.
Exactly twenty years ago they
had come to Waynesville on their
honeymoon . . . and now they
were returning to the same hotel
for their anniversary. Unfortun
ately the hotel was crowded and
they were unable to obtain the
same room they had occupied
before but were given one that
had formerly been a parlor. Some
of the furniture still remained,
including a five-branched candel
abra holding white tapers.
After the couple had departed,
the maid found the five tapers
(Continued on Page Three)
Are tellers f risque
Answer: Less so than they
think, at any rate. For the subjects
that we love to joke about are
those in which we are intensely
interested, but do not quite dare
to let ourselves admit that we
take seriously. People who are
really "uninhibited" and happily
married seldom have much inter
est in risque stories, any more
than people with good appetites
who are not hungry do in joking
about eating. The psychologist
suspects that anyone whose talk
is constantly "off color" is a vic
tim of fear or frustration.
0n " extjamj
Is it "selfishness" that
causes nervous breakdowns?
Answer: The immediate cause
is much more apt to be an effort
to be too "unselfish" or too "con
scientious lor ones own goud,
and so bring on a revolt of what
ICon.rlrht l47. King Futures Syndicate. Inc.)
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Do you think Carolina will
avenge their Sugar Bowl loss to
Georgia in the football game on
Saturday, September 27 at Chap
Jimmy Reed: "I prefer to see
Carolina win. Georgia has a hard
team to beat, but I believe the Tar
Heels will do it."
Bill Rogers: "I'd say Carolina
will beat them by 13 points."
Too Far South
We had a sneaking idea that Senator
Claude Pepper, of Florida, had been an-
proached about the possibility of being the small judgment possess the power to arrest
Democratic vice presidential candidate in the and imprison others, the best of citizens at
Another Officer Runs Amok
North Carolina is having something akin
to an epidemic in police brutality, to judge
from the summer's news reports.
The slaying of a police chief by a state
highway patrolman, the beating of a recap
tureii prisoner by patrolmen down in the
eastern section of the state, the killing of a
Negro suspected of theft by a Durham police
man a few months ago, are among the var
ious incidents reported. And now comes the
story of the Dunn constable who shot a tear
gas gun into the face of a man he had ar
rested for being drunk, the gas destroying
one of the prisoner's eyes and gravely endan
gering his life.
Incidents of this sort strongly emphasize
the growing need for much greater care in
the selection of law enforcement officers. Con
stables are elected by the people within giv
en townships, and unfortunately, too few
citizens give much thought to the qualifica
tions of the men who run for this relatively
minor office. But any job which gives to its
holder the authority of a police officer is im
portant enough for voters to give much
thought to the qualifications of those who
seek it. When men of quick temper and
next election. When the senator was here,
something was mentioned to him as a possible
(running mate with President Truman. The
senator graciously brushed aside the question
from a reporter.
Senator Pepper, as you recall, made the
initial statement, after a White House visit,
that Mr. Truman should pick his running
inate, and that the man should be a liberal.
The records show that Senator Pepper
times may be subjected to undue humiliation,
mayhem or murder.
It probably cannot be repeated too often
that the maintenance of an orderly society
under the aegis of true democracy depends,
upon the intelligent, Tiumane and fair ad
ministration of the laws. Such administra
tion does not imply any laxity or undue soft
ness toward proven violations and violators
of the laws. But it does imply sane, even
knows his way around Washington, but the tempered, firm but fair and humane treat-
odds are against any man south of the Mason- meat of all persons who come into .contact
iOison line being named on a national Demo- with the officers of the Law. The Twin City
icretic ticket Sentinel.
APARTMENT TO LET:
$27 A MONTH WITH
HOUSE BOY FREE
By HOWARD DOBSON
i For Jane Eads)
WASHINGTON Know anybody
who wants an apartment for $27 a
month? And a house boy for noth
ing? That sort of query could get
you fractures in any gathering.
Yet that is exactly the offer the
Navy makes. It is talking about
Zeno Wall, Jr.: "From a person
al standpoint I'd like very much
to see Carolina get sweet revenge.
Their two first games will be their
hardest. If they get by Georgia
and Texas they'll go through the
season undefeated ... If Carolina
wins the Georgia game it'll be by
two or more touchdowns."
J. Hayes Alley: "I hope they get
revenge, but don't believe tfley
Ronda Henderson: "I hope Caro
lina will win." '
Yokosuka, Japan, where the fami
lies of its officers and enlisted men
are living in what seems to be
more than' some splendor.
The Navy announced recently,
for no reason that is readily appar
ent, that its Griffin Park Housing
Area in Yokosuka, five-room apart
ments and six-to-seven room duplex In Washington you could get
homes are available tor these iami- j if you could find one a five-room
lies. The rent, the Navy added, runs ; apartment for $85 a month, if the
about 90 cents a day. landlord had not heard about the
House boys go with the deal. (Continued on Page Three)
Paul Davis: "I think Carolina
will do It, but probably not by
more than one touchdown."
Looking Back Over The Years
5 YEARS AGO
C. E. Ray's Sons have opened tliu
second floor of their store for re
tail business. This adds, several
hunrded square feet of space to
More than 110,000 pounds of
scrap material has been collected
by junk dealers in the county dur
ing the past few weeks.
Still further reduction in long
distance and local phone calls is
essential in order to assure vital
war calls the quickest possible
Mr .and Mrs. T. C. Norris celeb
rated their 26th wedding annivers
ary this week with a dinner at
their home, "The Maples ".
Miss Jeanette Burgin and Lester
Burgin, Jr., left Tuesday for Mars
Hill where they will attend college
Lt. Wade Franklin. U. S. army,
has been made commander of Com
pany "D" at Fort Jackson.
E. J. Duckett has received a
commission as lieutenant in the
Navy and has reported for duty.
10 YEARS AGO
Jerry Rogers, of Canton, former
president of the Haywood Young
Democrats Club, was named chair
man of the 13th district of the state
group, which includes the 11th Con
The 1937 apple crop in Haywood
County will perhaps be larger than
any year on record. Naturally with
a bumper crop prices fall to almost
IJobert Wagenfeld, former high
school football player, is among
the candidates out for daily prac
tice under Coach Doc Newton, of
Mr. and Mrs. William Cham
bers will leave on Saturday for
Philadelphia where they will spend
two weeks as the guests of the
The following girls have gone
to Greensboro, where they will at
tend the North Carolina College
for Women: Miss Billie Rotha, Miss
Thomasine Stringfield, Miss Abbie
Fay Henry and Miss Sara Jane
Mrs. C. C. Francis, Mrs. Annie
Francis, and Walter Francis re
turned on Sunday from Monroeville
and Atlantic City, N. J., where they
I Theyll Do It Every Time By Jimmy Hatlo
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5fgi THAT OUMMV UP A BIT) Vff ASK ME(SOMEBODy f WHAT THE WELL- VN U
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I43fca8 PHIL A Ffc.,
By THOMPSON GREENWOOD
GOOD HEALTH Duiinu lh,
last Legislature, when the N
Carolina Good Health I'mumm
was hitting on all cylinders, tun
one was made to feel acutely iln
need for more hospitals and medi
cal centers. Some of the outstand
ing physicians and hospital super,
intendents in the State led in lin
hue and cry for greater ser iees
"make North Carolina the (luud
Health State," they said.
Yet, somehow, in all this talk,
and in all the reams of puhlmn
written about our health needs, l
nurses and the desperate need fur 1
'ur bilurt nurj
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them, their salaries and the hum
they work and the conditios under
which they have to work in Nuiih
Carolina did not enter the picture
They are the backbone of any medi
Although hospitals and
cians are now making more
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Fear Forgert W
On Leave Bona
Acheson Death May Ban
"Special" VIP Flights
Special to Central Press
nrTAeuiMfiTflVOnp result of the B-17 crash
VV uiiiH r.mee Atchcsnn, Jr.. tup political ainl
-a.k. i. Pvnivii'J to be an order m
.,..f.:.v.. uio. , .mtwtant rcrsonsl in tuetl
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sucn mgn-ranKing tu.u. -take
passage on the regular Am.,v or Nay t Pi
ating between the Far tasi an" u.c eu. -
Both -the ATC and NATS have envwt. aM 1
,lr,.irmmr, to mainiaiu i.n... j
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fuel steps on tla- Ions Xt?
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veieian.i ,-i -
understand-why the fu.l W
a .u ..,1.1,,-nv Ini-ai'll h-U
was passed up ''' ,,u' ;
They do nut au'.-;
ston is too lin 1
point out that tl
in find the tiny
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a .r ra-i
have run shoil
the B-17 crash.
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enemy to defeat.
The beachhead is the bank, tl
of iforirers. C tfor Cash) Day m
terminal leave bonds for money js
Secret Service Chief Maione. jorpB
taction of the country s tuueiu.,
fieH day. , ... ,1 0,10 cases
Maloney points out that moat i- i.cretsd
United States checks anu uua.n
gated during the last year involve.i M.:(,d gangsJ
Crooks, operating singly ami m JiSJbJi,
conceivable dodge to steal allotn ..... 1 m
checks, then forged enuorsiu.
haul approached four million do...
The Secret Service head figun
any length to "cut in" on the t
leave bonds will bring. He urf, "
of veterans before cashing bonus
POLITICAL CHANGES-L ' '
resignation of National Comnutt- 1
on whether his doctor ordeis h
Hannegan will know the .i:i...'
from Hawaii where he is vaia-u-Clinton
Anderson has been rumored m
political post, but one Dcm" t'
may choose instead to run fur t'
Carl A. Hatch decides not to 1 '
This source believes that Aia '
traditional stepping stone to 1 - '
Anderson, known to be suffein -nied
reports that he would q '
NO CAG Anti-filibuster 1. u
Republican control of the' '
Democrats were in charge of -
The reason is that, while so
mare vociferous about it '
'Democrats and Republicans t -states
who regard the filih"' r '
might weed some day. .
Senator Patrick A. McCan
right to filibuster. He explain'-
'It states of small populalun
limited debate, the more pop"' "'
live reasons or otherwise, dt!"
,ur ot their right to their ti
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