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Monday Afternoon, April 9, 1931
The su'nin.L; by President Truman of a bill
outlawing slot-machine shipments in all
states except tho:;e that specifically legalize
them should do much to dry up vast sources
of income for gamblers, gunmen and other
shady characters. It is difficult to make an ac
curate estimate of the I'm tune that accrues to
the underworld from the manufacture,' opera-'
tipn and protect inn .of one-armed bandits, but
the Attorney CVneral of the United States
has put it in the vieiniu of $1!,0()I),000,()()() a
year no less th.-in one-tenth of the amount
'just voted by Cmi' ress in-its latest appropri
The new slot-machine law will strike hardi
est at the use of the devices in officers' clubs
and elsewhere on military bases, for the ban
IS absolute on territory under Federal juris
diction. Doubtless tlii;, in ws will not be greet
ed with unmitigated enthusiasm by inhabi
tants of military rest, rwitions who have found
ta brief whirl of the spinning wheels a pleas
ant if somewhat expensive diversion. It's fun,
..sometimes, for a soldier to throw away a few
idollars in a futilv attempt to load his pockets
.with silver; the trouble is that the clirnesjuuV
'quarters thus tossed away end upTin the cof
'fers of the underwork!, where they mount up
to astonishing sums. Even the injury clone to
the customer's poeketbook, grievous though
it may be, is less alarming than the harm done
by the creation of a vicious and unproductive
industry devoted to the care and feeding of
lot-machines. The one-armed bandit is bet
Iter off dead, and it is to be hoped that some
,method can be found of killing it off not only
Jat military bases but wherever it steals mon
ey and breeds crime.
i New York Herald Tribune.
Thirty Short Years
, Haywood's Burley industry has come a
ilong ways in the past thirty years, according
to the story on our front page last Thursday.
At that time, the entire crop could be hauled
in a wagfin. Now the crop is about two mil
lion pounds each year, which means an in
,come of about a million dollars-
And while there is not direct connection,
we have a feeling that the poultry industry
which is getting off to a good start in Hay
wood will someday present just as startling a
picture as the burley story.
The announcement of the 1951 program of;
Lake Junaluska Assembly assures us that it ;
will be a potent "drawing card" for bringing
people into this section' of the state.
From the looks of the program which has
just been published, it appears that again)
many national figures will grace the platform
of the Assembly.
Besides the almost unlimited number of !
speakers, there will be wiany conferences, 1
and artists of renown.
All this adds up to what begins to look like
another banner season.
Sylva Looks Ahead
After experiencing some difficulties with
an inadequate water system, and a meter less
plan, the voters of Sylva by a vote of about
10 to 1 approved a $70,000 bond issue.
The citizens of Sylva, by their action at the
polls, will have a system that will be brought
up to elate, and provide the town with an ade
quate supply of water for a long time.
The Mountaineer is sure the citizens of
Sylva will always be happy of their decision
of last Tuesday. We say this from the fact
that Waynesville, long years ago, took a Simi
lar step, and today, enjoys owning one of the
best watersheds, and systems East of the Mississippi.
Theyll Do It Every Time
By Jimmy Hatlo
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contract with Warner Brothers.
Fagg Sawyer wins first place in
I declamation event al Western Car-
Ray Burton, student at Mors
Hill College, visits his parents.
Near Saturation (?)
Most of us give little thought tb the many oli"a Teachers College,
colorful calendars which we recive in large
numbers about the first of every year. The!,. h tove attends conyen
... ; : ,lon f N"rth Carolina music clubs
irum oi me maiier is mat me calendar dusi- in High Point.
nes has grown to $125,000,000 in the United
States every year.
The demand for more and more colorful!
calendars, especially those of pretty girls, is
constantly growing, and artists are working
long hours trying to keep up with the de
mand, as larger and more efficient plants are
grinding out millions of calendars.
If many of the calendars are like the ones
which our mechanical force hang on to for
year in and year out because of the pretty
girls, the demand should soon become saturated.
12-day strik at Enka Corporation
" . . . People who feel called upon to ac
count for North Carolina's jumping ahead in
the tourist trade may be able to scrape up a
lot of different explanations.
"For our part we are giving credit, first, to
North C&)liria's inspired ..and extra-competent
National advertising program, and, sec
ond, to Kermit Hunter's 'Unto These Hills'. .
"North Carolina has seen to it that people
all over the Nation have heard about North
Carolina. The success of the State's advertis
ing program is not only a boon to the State
but it is a reproach to the 'practical' element
which so long, and so bitterly opposed adver
tising for tourists as a 'waste of money.' "
The Waynesville Choral Clul).
directed by Kvander Preston, Rives
concert at Presbyterian Church.
10 YEA US AGO
Dryon Hair siuns seven-yoar
St. John's School will operate
summer camp for girls.
Miss Mary Quintan is transfer
red to Alexandria, Louisiana with
the American Red Cross.
Wade Franklin is 'commissioned
2nd lieutenant in the' United States
Billy Rlcheson visits
er, Jack IUthcson, at
his brut h-Davhlson
5, YEARS AGO
James t. Kilpatrick is manager
of the E. L. Withers and Atkins
Felix Stovall is elected president
of Wildlife Conservation group.
Haywood County Hospiral re
ceives $3,108 from Duke funds.
Elizabeth Ann Parkman gives
party for her sixth birthday.
Lt. Artls M. Williamson of Can
ton receives discharge from the
Army Nurses Corps.
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SE5f JAME.3Ji.POU DAI LEY
NOW THIS T.iis session of the i the House is certainly John Urn
Legislature, n:. mi'ny another stead of Chapel Hill. Representa
since the law was jmssed. has had tive Ralph Fisher oi Transylvania
ii a ui,rt.,.o i
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Zinc Pennies Again?
Copper and nickel are in such demand for
defense purposes, it appears, that changes
may occur in some of the United States minor
coinage. So readers should not be too surpris
ed if the government asks them to accept
wooden nickels as legal tender.
Even that might be less bothersome if
parking meters and telephone coin boxes re
sponded than the war-time one-cent pieces
of zinc-coated steel which may return to
serve as "pennies''. Of course, some substi
tutes metal would be found if necessary for
the five-cent coin.
Christian Science Monitor.
MIRROR OF YOUR MIND
By LAWRENCE GOULD
his own problems to be able to
adjust himself to anybody else's
needs and feelings; in the second,
he is likely, quite unconsciously,
to pick the very partner who will
fit into his compulsive patterns.
He will choose a person who will
give him an excuse for feeling
abused in preference to one who
would treat him kindly.
enncl s eoterui? pub! if' school
fore he is six yean of a?e.
If your child is s!x on or be
fore next October 1, then he can
enter school this year. Each
autumn school principals are put
on the spot by ambitious parents
who are sure their child is at least
a semi-genius, and should enter
school, regardless of the law. This
is always embarrassing to teachers
and school heads particularly if
the request comes las it frequent
ly does) from wives of school board
members or friends.
The law will not be changed bv
this Legislature even though
some school officials have express
ed the opinion that a child should
be allowed to enter school when
he is old enough mentally. Who is
to decide? And. if the age is moved
up to September 1 or earlier
first-grade classrooms. already
crowded, would be more so. f
I'O that as it mav CI
McVey. carpenter of near Graham,
is in Alamance County jail for
keeping his son. who was six lnct
November 4. in school. The comt
says he will have to slay in jail
unui nis child is taken out of
school. The matter h. h...n
ing fire for a long time hut IM-.
Vey says he will stay in jail un
til "I rot" before he will take
nis son out of school.
Meantime, little David
in school, his daddy has returned
to caroentrv wm-ir ti,
plenty of samples of rugged in
dividualism in Alamance County
and this is 0ne of the best.
is far and away the most populas
Republican" in the Legislature.
Will keeping O "guilty secret" create nervou tension?
Answer: Yes, and this regardless
of how much chance there is of
your being found out. If you have
done something which you feel to
be wrong, you can't help, uncon
sciously expecting to be punished
for lt, and will feel guilty and
anxious as long as the offense goes
undetected. But confessing to ease
the strain may be cruel if the
wrong is past and done with, and
if knowing about it will 'cause
needless pain to the person to
whom you reveal It If you can
not keep your past to yourself, get
It "off your chest" to someone
whom you won't hurt not to
your wife or husband.
Does unhappy marriage
. au.se neurosis?
Answer: No. At most it can only
aggravate It the source of neu
rosis is invariably to be found In
childhood. But neurosis in one or
both partners is the commonest, if
not the only cause of marital un
happiness. In the first place, the
neurotic is too much involved ia
"success" help problem
Answer: Yes, says John E.
Moore of the State Home for
Boys, Jamesburg, New Jersey:
Emotional instability in a physi
cally healthy child generally
due to having lived in a home at
mosphere of conflict may make
him oversensitive and easily dis
couraged. The "block" in his edu
cation caused by this condition
may be cleared up by assigning
him to tasks which he can do well
and will be praised for doing,
since in this way, he can satisfy
his "desperate need" for success
of some kind. "Nothing succeeds
like success", it Jamesburg's
IMPERIAL FIFTH Last week,
the Fifth ..Congressional District
Democrats had a fine rally and
banquet at the Sir Walter Hotel.
The House delegation made the
arrangements and did a bang-up
job. Chairman of the Senate Fin
ance Committee, J. Hampton Price,
senator from Rockingham County,
acted as master of ceremonies.
Hamp Price presided with the
same skill and ability he shows as
a senator (there are few as able
and influential. Reg Harris in
troduced Bill Umstead as the next
Governor. Umstead received a big
ovation, and is obviously a favor
ite with the working Democrats
of the Imperial Fifth. Altogether, I
the occasion was an outstanding
one. The Democratic Party is in
strong and enthusiastic hands in
Do you think the citiwns of
North Carolina would be justified
In setting a time limit for the ses
sions of the General Assembly?
S. E. Tutor: "I think they should
have a certain Ume.nmiL aua,4o
what they have to do and get It
Dr. Boyd Owen; "I think a time
limit should be set by the people
because more of the bickering and
political horse trading, that has
recently been in evidence, could
certainly be done away with to a
better advantage for both the peo
ple at large and the representa
A. H. DuBreuil: "I believe so. If
there is a set time, more planning
would be done ahead."
Henry Gaddy: "I don't believe
they would be. So many things
come up at the last minute I think
the Assembly should go on as long
as is necessary to finish."
LT GOV. -The various import
ant committees of the two houses
here have given the administra
tion such a hard time during the
past few weeks that emphasis in
the primaries next year as far as
the "in's"' are concerned may be
on the Lieutenant Governor in
stead of the Governor. The former
presides over the Senate and
names the chairmen of the com
mittees. More and more it becomes
apparent that the Lieutenant Gov
ernor and the House Sneaker are
more important, legislatively, than
Ihe Governor himself.
SUPERLATIVES While it is
always dangerous to deal in super
Jatives, Sen. Julian AlLsbrook of
Halifax County is frequently de
scribed as one of the most con
scientious members of the Legis
lature. Among the wittiest of
course.-is Sen. Rivers D. Johnson
of Duplin. For the smooth ap
proach and the adroit response Lt
Gov. Pat Taylor of Wadesboro' ha
no peer in this or anv other Leris
lature. -.- - - 1 ' '
For influence over his fellow
members, William B. Rodman oi
Washington, N. C is near the top
Leader of the loyal opposition in
Two Meetings Set
On Community Life
Two mare commiinitioo .m
have meetings this week for the
special program conductpd w v,
County and Home Agents' offices
un me topic, "Your Family and
x our community Today, Tomor
Morning Star will meet on Mon
day, April 9, at 7:30 p.m. at the
muiiimg oiar scnool
i .i . .
luuHiuan ireen s meeting will
be on Wednesday at 7:30 at the
W. H. Burgin; "I really think
they should have a time limit be
cause then they would go ahead
with the work and get it done and
over with. I know that works the
best for me when I have something
Walter Zvoda: "It seems to me
that they had better stay until
they accomplish what they started
out to do."
General Grant was born Hiram
Ulysses Grant but he was called
Ulysses Simpson Grant by the
Congressman who appointed him
to West Point.
THE MAMMOTH CAVE
Bits OI Human Interest News
By Frances Gilbert Frazier
One afternoon, a group of ladies
(friends of long standing) were
chatting after a bridge game, and
one of them laughingly suggested
that they play a sort of "Truth
AND Consequences". Nothing in
the way of malice, of course, but
Just to learn their defects as seen
by intimate friends; with the idea
of correcting faults they did not
In fifteen minutes, all of the
ladies had one home mad. That
is, all but one and as she was the
hostess she could only stay, clean
up the table and boil inwardly.
Dandelions lifting tiny yellow
Mr. T. B. M. (tired business man)
stretched his" weary frame in his
favorite easy chair, wiggled his
feet into his house slippers, pick
ed up the evening paper and felt
t peace with a chaotic world. The
music from the radio was soft and
soothing; the fragrant odor of
broiling ham emanated from the
kitchen and the bubbling of the
percolator made a warming melo
dy. Surely, man could want but lit
tle more here below. Then, a mile
away, a drunken driver crashed
into an electric light pole, snapped
it off, and total eclipse of Mr. T.
B. M.'s sun and moon rook place.
All was stilled and hushed, and
only the easy chair and the com
fortable slippers remained as they
Just ' thought: If we were
talking to ourselves instead of
some one !' ..,,
samr r.ii. .u. tl
- ...u.u.- inins;
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better but all .if ... .
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great deal of J
"v .w;r,3 It off.f
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uie nooci to how thu'-i. 1
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two Wlie.N ;.;.! Wa.:)('
People ,,10 Wk I
vfs, mast J
ms.inings in .n.-ui m
n. particular. Mrs. X- jU
netting, a inT!fie v.rt)j
from ;itl Hi,. i.,.i.
finally one 1 l!irlafcj
-Hem into: "Y,JU haii
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YOU'RE TELLING M
- By WILLIAM R!TT
Central Press Writer
A HEN in New Hampshire laid
a nine-ounce egg. Most amazing;
angle is that she didn't do so on
one of those so-called comic tele
A versifier claims there in
poetry in the roll of dice. "Seven!"
''Leven!" Hey, .maybe he's right!
I I i
Brotherhood Week being so suc
cessful someone Suggests a Broth
erhood Year. What's wronj with
our trying a Brotherhood Century?
An Italian count has challenged
ex-Prime Minister Winaton
Churchill to a duel. Well, Winnie
has a wide choice of weapons
since he's so adept at wielding: a
cigar, a typewrite:- arj t
Brteha M'.'tr ti-1 Lit :
(ll.S IO . till, In v , ,
trap too n. m h
i i i
Pie should precede, not I
a well bulur.trd m.ejI soyi
try cxper!. Wait until Ihe
and potatoes people hem 'I
i i t
Mosquitoes are so d'.intb.
Toronto scientist, that tie;
bite b.lliaiil balk BU n
course, until they've ins
there's no s'l.stenanft in
stick or a rooi table!
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Wf3t lI m .71 1 M 11 1 II
MARCH OF EVENTS
U. S. Prepares for Worst
At Meeting of "Big Four"
I Agenda Squabble W
Little Hope for h
Special to Central Press
WASHINGTON Efforts of the "Big Four" deputies to oi
an agenda for settling east-west cold war differences lai
the effect of strengthening United States determination top
for the worst.
The view is growing in administration foreign policy circle)
Russia still has no sincere desire for a peaceful settlement, but
is intent on using any British-French-American-Russian mttli
a propaganda sounding board.
The Western triumvirate is determined U
shall not happen, but likewise is determine
every effort shall be made consistent with
honor to reach a peaceful settlement.
The United States went into the roeetii
deep skepticism and as the Paris preliminary
ings dragged toward a deadlock, the a-inurt
found its worst fear.s of Russian rccalotw
To the United States, the oiAy F-sltllt 1
to this Soviet attitude is already hem;
3 a military posture sufficient to deer hi
'jltrMi aggression and a buildup in Anurias p
Ports potential to win any new war.
HEMISPHERIC CONFAB United States officials also
uneasy over the prospects for another international gat
meeting in Washington of the American foreign ministers
sent the Western hemisphere republics.
The usual unity of Intcr-Amcrican meetings may be
time by arguments over big economic problems. A Huse c
already has warned that the Latin American nations ma
conference as a "springboard" to obtain new tn.w.mw co
from the United States. K
To get Latin America's co-operation. partK'tiU'-flv "M
strategic resources, there's a feeling the United sta!;'5
pay. For instance, Chile is willing to itwrea.se '"l'!'''r '.',
the United States helps with a loan and guarantees "J
Some other countries are blunt in saying Ihe exten
operation and friendship will depend on how m"' 'h
United States pays to their economic problems
will do Its best to forestall a full-Hedged debate on . '
at the conference. '
AIR WAR The Korean war is demonstrating to the tni
Air Force not only the positive but also the negative asp
combat techniques. t Air Con
Maj. Gen. G. O. Barcus, deputy chief of the T1"
maintains that Korea has shown that division of m P
tegic and tactical fortes is strictly artificial.
,.-Barcus asserts.;l,: :;....... fiH . , f
"It is unsound to think of sttotegic targets as c,"'"n M n(
and tactical targets as confined to troops or install
battlefield." - n,,r,;e
The general contends that ' only difference m
ment of the air weapon should be in the actual metrm;
Barcus cites the B-29 attacks made by IH 0(
O'Donnell. as strategic air leader. In direct tactual m II
tine troops. r &
Then Pentagon thinking Is that air power m " ' -compartmentalized."
MOBIUZATION Tl'RMOIL On the home front.
to setttpmpnt in th nmr future of the wage
with the result that labor will end its boycott of the
The big issue is whether the Wage Stabilize-00
Board shall be given authority to handle, wage
Butes. Labor has mad that iti first condition for re
turning, but management strongly opposes the me
But Economic Stabilizer Eric Johnston has discu-
posed compromises with labor and Industry, and Pr -
able that one of them will be accepted by both sl(ic w
However, the problem may still take a Utile Jim rf
Labor is sure to win substantial concessions as i
participating in the wage stabilization machinery.