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Rep. Shuford Has
Excellent Idea On Toll
Representative George A. Shuford it work*
irK on a bill which would prohibit the Na
tional Park Service from placing a toll on
the Blue Ridge Parkway.
The toll came mighty close to being im
posed last year, and at the last minute, due
to extreme pressure from the area, was can
celled. The announcement was made a few
weeks ago that there would not be any toll
on the Parkway for this year.
Congressman Shuford hopes to get legis
lation enacted whkh will keep the Parkway
I free of tolls indefinitely. It will be a good
piece of work when he gets such an unjus
tified charge blocked, and those citizens in
this area are trusting he is successful in get
ting his legislation enacted.
No Opposition In Sight
For Gov. Hodges
The announcement Saturday that Gover
nor Hodges would be a candidate for a 4
year term in office did not come an a sur
The biggest aurpriae that could come now
that the formal announcement has been
made is that someone will oppose the Gov
ernor in the coming May Democratic pri
Apparently there ia little liklihood of any
Governor Hodges has been outspoken,
said whore he stood on state matters, and
has proven, time and time again, that he ia
a capable chief executive of the state. We
feel that this sentiment exists in all quar
ters of the state, and that the March 15th
filing deadline will come and go without any
one trying to replace him as our chief execu
tive for the next four years.
Too Much Leisure?
A speaker closely allied with the labor
movements predicted in Atlanta this week
that, within 10 years, people will be working
only four days a week and getting 20 per
cent higher wages for doing their brief stint.
He was I)r. James L. Stern, staff consultant
of the United , Automobile , Worfcfrs-ClO
automation committee,- and he was speak
ing to the members of the American As
sociation /or the Advancement of Science.
Automation, a. process by which human
workers are displaced by machines, need not
be a biffaboo, said Dr. Stern, but if used
wisely could result in increased productivity
and more leisure time for workers.
What would people do if they had three
days to idle each week? Somebody should
ask Dr. Stem this question, and at the same
time remind him about a couple of old
axioms which probably are still true tn spite
of the coming of the era of mere leisure
time: (1) "Hard work never hurt anyone,"
and (2) "An idle mind is the devil's work
shqp."?The Augusta Chronicle.
Billy Arthur, in The Chapel Hill Weekly,
said: "Note to the State Highway Mainten
ance Crew: Christopher and Old Mill Roads
are good as | whole, but I'd rather use them
VIEWS OF OTHER EDITORS
Historical, But Is It Legal?
By Weimar Jone*
We're bearing a lot Just now. in the aenregatIon
integration discussion, about "interposition".
To most of us, it's a new word, to others, who
seem to faintly remember having heard it, there la
the impression that It was an argument used by
the South, bach before the Civil War, in its effort
to save slavery.
It seems to have been first used in the 1700'a,
when Kentucky and Virginia adopted resolutions,
inspired. Incidentally, by none other than Thomas
Jefferson. <There is evidence, however, that Jeffer
son did not intend the resolutions to go quite as
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Hendersonville A Leader
In Civic Plide
W/e doubt If there is another town in the
State, and perhaps in ah even wider area,
that has such a high degree of civic pride
We say that, mindful that here in West
ern North Carolina, civic pride is found to
be prolific in almost every community,
town and city. In fact, we often feel that in
this mountain area, civic pride is utmoet in
the minds of the citizens.
After attending two of the annual Cham
ber of Commerce meetings in Henderson
ville, and keeping up with their many
achievements, stimulated by civic pride, we
can understand why so many tilings are
coming their way.
We differ with those who term it juat
plain "luck" that they are getting plants,
improvements of various things, and stead
A careful study of their program shows,
first, hard work, a goal, and cooperation of
the highest degree.
Hendersonvillians are proving to the rest
of the state and area, the way to be success
ful through their practical approach to com
munity development and substantial growth.
It is a lesson that all others might well
study, and follow.
Future Of Education
Depends On Determination
The North Carolina Public School Bulletin
in a recent editorial sizes up the education
situation an one of "determination."
The Bulletin editor cited paragraphs from
a recent report at the White House last fall,
which seems to center around the well chos
en word of 'determination.' The important
word cpme to the forefront in answer to the
auestion, "How Can We Finance Our
Schools ? Build And Operate Them."
"The costs of education have risen because
of the increased expenses for labor and ma
terials, inflationary pressures, growing pop
ulation, and the improvement of school prog
"The problem of financing our schools,
however is not lack of capacity to support
education adequately. The problem is nation
al determination to apply enough of our
available resources to the job.
"The people of America need urgently to
re-examine the allocation of tax funds at
all levels of government. The destiny of our
children ami our free society demands that
we use more of our wealth for education."
Of course, the Report did say "that state
aid should be increased to provide, after a
fair local levy, a basic program on an equal
ized basis." The Report also stated that "The
participants approved . , . the proposition
that the Federal Government should increase
its financial participation in public educa
ton , . . for school building construction . . .
on the basis of demonstrated needs", without
"any Federal control over educational use of
funds in local school districts," and that "the
problem of financing our schools ... is na
What this country needs is a medium
priced power mower that can be operated
from an air-conditioned room.
far as they didi and Kentucky and Virginia far from
trying to save slavery, were protesting against an
invasion of human rights. The alien and sedition
acts of that day?strangely reminiscent of today's
similarly fear-inspired laws and act'ons that ignore
the plain mandates of the U. S. Constitution?
precipitated the controversy.
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In those .days, the Tenth Amendment to the
Constitution, providing that "powers not delegated
to the United States by the Constitulon . . are re
served to the States respectively, or to the people,"
was taken seriously. The wrathful Kentuckians and
Virginians held that the alien and sedition acts
obviously were In conflict with the Constitution
and so those states set out to "interpose" to prevent
enforcement of the acts, until and unless the Con
stitution was changed by amendment. In the regu
larly authorized manner. They callfd for similar
action by other states, but got little response.
The word popped up again some 13 years later,
thia time in New England. But this time the protest
?with one of the loudest voices that of Daniel Web
ster?was against an Invasion of economic rights
Acta of the Madison administration, aimed at Great
Britain, had the effect of punishing New England
shipping interests instead; and the wrathful New
Englanders held a secret "interposition'' conven
tion at Hartford where they virtually threatened to
secede from the Union. That controversy endtd
when a treaty of peace was signed with England at
Um close of the War of 1811.
It urns John C. Calhoun who next brought up
"interpoatlon". Again the problem was economic;
but It bad nothing to do with slavery. Congress
bad adopted a protective tariff, favorable to the
Industrial North, unfavorable to the agricultural
Booth, and.Calbaun proppsad interposition With
in her borders, be suggested South Carolina would
"nullify" the law. (While "nullification" generally
PLAYING WITH MATCHES AGAIN
I 1 Ml' II 11
By Bob Conway
At first glance, the recent an
nouncement that Tennessee led
in visitation to the Great Smoky
Mountains National Park last
year by a wide margin doesn't
look too good for the Tar Heel
State, in which state half of the
Nearly half of all visitor* to the
Smokies last year were from Ten
nessee '48 per cent), while only
11.4 per cent were from North
However, after thinking over
the matter a bit, the situation
starts to clear up.
To put it briefly and somewhat
frankly Where else can folks in
the eastern part of the Volunteer
State go except to the Smokies?
Of course. East Tennessee does
have some nice TVA lakes, but if
a motorist over there wants to see
some genuine mountains, he
doesn't have much choice than to
head for the nation's most popu
lar national park.
In comparison, residents of
Western North Carolina can
choose between (1) three sections
of the Blue Ridge Parkway, (2)
Pisgah or Nantahala National
Forest. <3> a number of lakes and
waterfalls. (4) the Smokies, and
i5) rides on any number of state
and national highways which are
very rewarding for the scenic
'We also hope to have the pic
turesque Pigeon River Road be
fore too long.)
A good portion of Tennessee
visitors, of course, come from the
big city of Knoxville. where resi
dents head for the Sny>kies to get
away from the oppressive heat
and the noise and smoke of the
Probably the reason that more
Tar Heels don't go to the Smok
ies in the summertime is because
of the heavy traffic usually found
there on weekends Since we have
other less-crowded highland hav
ens. we naturally go there.
However, when the new links
of the Blue Ridge Parkway lead
ing into the Smokies are com
pleted. more North Carolinians
will undoubtedly turn toward that
part of the Appalachian tall tim
Hie true test of a sense of
humor lies in being able to laugh
at yourself as well as at other
is associated with the name of Cal
houn, he didn't coin the word: it
was used in the Kentucky and Vir
* * *
Andrew Jackson, the then Presi
dent. is said to have threatened to
hang Calhoun ? and to have re
gretted, on his deathbed, that he
dldnt. However that may have
been, Jackson did not win the total
victory he generally Is credited
with. As a matter of history, that
controversy was terminated by a
compromise ? adoption of a plan
for gradual elimination of the tar
So today's segregationists, when
they propose "interposition." are
on solid historlebl ground. r(
Whether it Is solid legal ground
is another question.
Main Street misspellings:
"Burmuda Shorts" and "Clins
Having toured the site of the
Pigeon River Road back in 1954, ?
we'd lilt* to second the motion of
George Stephens, owner of the
Stephens Press, that the Pigeon
Road be railed the "Pigeon
Gorge"?at least as far as tour
ist literature is concerned.
All 48 states have river roads,
but you find gorges ONLY in
"Pigeon Gorge" is a much pret
tier name and a far more descrip
A traffic light is a light which
is usually red when you're driv
ing, green when you're walking.
A woman in Daytona Beach,
Fla., recently wrote our circula
tion manager: "1 thought I could
do without the Mountaineer in
the winter, but And I reallv miss
It. Please renew my subscription."
Roy Beck, soil conservation spe
cialist at the courthouse, passed
on this little ditty taken from the
Penn State alumni magazine:
"Thirty days hath September,
April, June and November.
All the rest have thirty-one.
Except Januweary and Febru
Which seem lo have a million."
JETS AND DOUGHNUTS
We sometimes think the world
is getting too technical. A retail
food chain recently proudly an
nounced that It had sold 300-mil
lion doughnuts. Then it went on
to say that a 600 mile an hour jet
plane would take 23V4 hours to
fly through that many doughnuts.
He?;k, if we're going to be that
spectacular, let's have a four en
gine plane fly through 300 mil
lion chocolate eclairs! ? Ollie
James in Cincinnati Enquirer.
20 YEARS AGO
Four hundred and twenty-one
men and 186 women in Haywood
County are now employed with
Miss Josephine Cabe goes to
Washington to visit her sister,
Mrs. M. J. Collins.
Miss Frances Dunn,'daughter
of Mrs. C. B. Atkinson enters
hospital in Nashville for training.
10 years ago
J. C. McDarris of Barnardsville
assume duties as FSA supervisor
for county, succeeding J. Yates
Mrs, W A. Bradley and Mrs.
L N. Davis honor Miss Janette
Burgin at shower.
Flora Hyatt wins first place in
annual cotton dress contest spon
sored by DAR in the Home
Economics department of WTHS.
Capt. James L. Kilpatrick is en
route to the States from the Pa
5 years ago
Miss Billie Faye Bramlett weds
Wilson C. Medfosd,
Albert Abel and two young
daughters. Sargb Linda and Nan
cy, return from a ten-day stay
in Sarasota. Fla.
Regina Ferguson. Christine
Pless. Wade Francis, and David
Noland receive 4-H Achievement
Harry Bourne heads Chamber
of Commerce membership drive.
Tommy Lane is named Hay
wood Student of the Week.
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Little Johnny had been taken to a performance where the main
attraction had been a magician and the little boy was thrilled almost
to ? point of ecstasy. Aftes; he came home, he could talk of nothing
elae. The disappearance of articles into thin air and the sudden
appearance of things out of seemingly impossible receptacles ton
pletely amazed him. For days he speculated at the wonder of it all.
Then one evening Mr. Exter, one of the leading merchants in
town, came to see Mr. Abee and the little boy listened attentively as
ithie two men talked. The visitor was a man on whom Mr. Abee
was very anxious to make a good impression for business reasons
and he extended every courtesy to that end. As the evening wore on.
Little Johnny became a bit restive and so entered the conversation.
"Daddy," be said, "why don't you take Mr. Exter to gee that magi
cian?" The gentleman in question politely asked why, and Little
Johnny replied: "Oh, he can take rabbits out of hats and Daddy said
getting money out of you was like getting blood out of a turnip."
To those skeptics who ridicule Southerners for saying
"Yon AU," we respectfully refer them to 1 Tbesaolonians 1:2:
"We give thanks to God always for YOU ALL, making mention
of you in our prayers."
It had been a long, exasperating day for Mr. Abee at the of
fice and as equally a trying day for Mrs. Abee at home. As a
natural consequence the marital air in the Abee menage that eve
ning was a little acrid, and the sparse conversational interchange was
anything but scintillating. y
As the dinner progressed, the tension grew and finally Mr. Abee
burst out: "You don't cook as well as you once did. This steak is
overdone." "Well, your beefing is as raw as ever" was Mrs. Abee's
Many a self-made man brags too much about his product.
Just as we were about to be converted to Televisfon, here we go
backsliding at a velocity of 100 miles per hour. It seems the pro
grams are really getting better all the time and more enjpyable to
the adult taste. The Perry Como show on Saturday night is still
the highest in our personal rating. Ed Sullivan has slipped just a
wee bit (to our way of thinking) but it is too much to expect that
every program will supercede the latest one. There are limits to all
things . . . and that is why we are slipping back to our old favorite
. . . the radio.
We remember an old time joke that always impressed us, and
it certainly would hold good right now. The joke ran thus: A lady
was attending a play and was very much annoyed by two people in
the seat behind her who kept up a constant chatter. Finally, unable
to stand it any longer, the lady turned around and said in her sweet
est manner: "Do you mind speaking a little louder? They are mak
ing so much noise talking on the stage that I cannot hear a word you
See what we mean? ?
No man is so wise that he cannot learn more.
If you could travel anywhere
in the world, where would you
Charles McDarris: "I'd go to
Rome and Paris. That wHl be my
Mrs. David Felmet: "Europe."
Mrs. Marshall Caldwell: "I'd
love to go to the Hawaiian
Mrs. Thomas Stringfield: "I'd
go to California to see my moth
Mrs. William S. Ray: "I'd go to
Furman Stinnett: "I'd probably
go to Alaska."
One can ride from Nanking to
Shanghai for a fare of 2,520,000
Chinese dollars ? that is if you
can carry it. ? Christian Science
Letter To Editor
CANT DO WITHOUT THE
Editor, The Mountaineer:
Will you please renew my sub
scription to the paper?
I thought I could do without
it during the winter while I am
in Daytona Beach, but find I
miss it too much.
I will let you know when I re
turn to Maggie this spring.
Mrs. Lois De La Haye
Daytona Beach, Fla.
Of all the "Give-me-a-sentence
with-the-word" Jokes we've heard,
we given the prize to the lad who
put "effervescent" and "fiddle
stick" in one sentence. He said:
"Effervescent enough covers on
the bed. your fiddlestick out."?
U.S.S. Minneapolis North Star.
Science has now identified the
archaeoptery a creature which
lived 120.000.000 years ago, as
the "earliest known bird," and
no doubt will continue research
to see if it got the worm?Boston
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