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TODAY'S BIBLE VERSE
Add laid them down at the a pontic'* feet:
ind distribution was made unto every man
stoMpfe* as he had need?Arts 4:35.
Editorial Page of the Mountaineer
Let us always remember that God has
never promh >d to wpply our wishes, hut only
our wants, and these only as they arise from
day to day.?IMekson.
Dedsion On Schools
Calls For Deliberate Study
(Jhvernor Luther Hodges has made pub
lic the proposals for legislation recommended
by hj? advisory committee relative to the
school situation in North Carolina.
The legislature will pro into session Mon
day to consider five major piecps of legisla
The five suggestions briefly are:
1. Provide for a public vote on the question
of amending the State Constitution to per
mit the General Assembly to provide local
opttpn and education expense grants.
*2. IJNvide for the setting up of machinery
for regulating the local option plan, which,,
of colrse, would depend upon the people's
approval of the constitutional chunpres.
3. Set up machinery for education ex
pense grants, if the people approve the idea.
4. Amend the Compulsory School Attend
ance law to care for children who don't want
to go to school with members of another
race and who cannot find a proper private
5. Set the date for the September general
The advisory committee spent many days
?and weeks?working out details of the
plan, which has the complete approval of the
administration. Up until now opponents of
the plan have not presented anything that
appeafs to be as practical.
However, this does not mean that the pro
posals of the advisory committee are in any
The voters of North Carolina have thus
far taken a very calm, deliberate and broad
view of the matter of the decision of the
Supreme Court as to segregation, nnd we
feel that the citizens of this great state will
continue in this frame of mind as they con
sider and ponder the proposals which are
Iwing presented to the legislature next Mon
Iniust what form the final bill will emerge
fro Hi the legislature is only a matter of spec
ulfliieh at this point. It is well that every
citizen study the proposals carefully and
with an open mind, so that they may he
thdfftbghly understood, in order that each
? I** w>n~may vote when the time-eomes with
his conscience and intelligence.
Prospects For Opera Here
Next Year Encouraging
of more than just passing interest
that a proi>osal has been made for staging
an opera in Waynesville next summer.
tt'has not been too many years ago that a
group of musicians here in Waynesville un
der the able direction of Evander Preston
gave several such performances in the I,ake
Junaluska auditorium The light operas which
thev^ staged attracted a "full house" and
were apreciated and enjoyed by muic lovers
from a wide area.
The organization of a community chorus
and a community hand here this summer and
the enthusiasm with which they have been
received is evidence of the deep appreciation
which the citizens of this community have
for good music. This has been partly because
of the far-flung musical program which be
gan in our high school back in the late 30's
with band, orchestra and chorus.
We realize that staging an opera is no
small undertaking, but we feel that there is
enhugh interest to warrant that such a proj
ect be seriously considered from all angles
fW this community for next year.
f m . i
Governor Hodges Takes
Governor Luther Hodges will long be re
membered in Haywood County for the quiek
attention he gave to the plight of the Cove
Governor Hodges showed much interest
in the damages sustained by the farmers on
Cove Creek when their farms were hit by a
flash flood June 30.
The Governor seems to have won for him
self a reputation of quickly seeking the
citizens who are hit by catastrophes, such
as the hurricane-infested coast several years
ago when he made a personal tour of the
It did not take the Governor long to make
his decision, and we share with the Cove
Creek farmers the hope that engineering
schedules will permit work to start immedi
ately on widening and straightening Cove
Bad Luck Plagues
It begins to look like Haywood orchard
men are plagued with bad luck.
Last year the late spring freeze killed the
apple crop, which meant a severe economic
loss to the orchardmen. This year's crop
was giving promise of being one of the best
in many years, but now comes the discourag
ing news that it will be cut considerably by I
the damage being done by cedar rust.
One orchardman has estimated that he
will lose from 200 to ."100 bushels of apples,
representing a dollars-and-cents loss of $400
to $500, since the rust has infected about
three acres of his on-hard. Other orchard
men also have reported costly damage.
According to specialists the damage comes
from red cedars that are infected with rust,
which travels on to orchards and other
shrubs. Virginia has a law which requires
that all red cedars within the vicinity of or
chards he cut down. According to the special
ists there is no such Ihw in North Carolina.
The cedar rust is well named, not only be
cause it comes from the cedar trees, but
from the appearance it has after infecting
the apples. , _
Combatting the cedar rust is of major im
portance here in Haywood County and what
ever steps are necessary to eradicate it
should be taken immediately, because Hay
wood orchardmen can ill afford to continue
to take such losses as they have sustained in
the past 24 months.
Ambassadors Are Off Again
This morning a cheerful group of about 90
Haywood County citizens began their 3300
mile tour through 15 states and two prov
inces of Canada.
The same excitement, the same enthusi
asm that has marked the departure of the
12 other out-of-state farm, tours marked the
one this morning as the group boarded their
buses in keen anticipation of the wonders
which awaited them.
Mjiny Haywood citizens have received a
liberal education by making these annual
out-of-state farm tours and have found that
they are a profitable and educational way to
spend a week or ten days' vacation.
We expect the group that left here this
morning to make a lot of contacts and say
many things ahput Haywood County as they
go up the East Coast, across to central Can
ada and back home through the great mid
VIEWS OF OTHER EDITORS
Mountain Farmers On Tour
Haywood County's farmers know from ex
perience that much may be learned by look
ing at the other side of the hill?by travel
ing and seeing what the other fellows are
Today, some 90 Haywood people will board
two large buses for a 10-day trip through
portions of North Carolina, Tennessee, Vir
ginia. West Virginia, Pennsylvania, New
Jersey. New York, Connecticut, Rhode Is
land, Massachusetts, New- Hampshire and
Rut that's not all. They'll also journey
into the Canadian provinces of Quebec and
Ontario and return home through iMchigan.
Ohio and Kentucky.
This out-of-state farm tour is nothing new
for Haywood countians. It's the 13th annual
event of this nature for them.
The aim Is to bring back new ideas for the
production and marketing of agricultural
commodities. Previous tours proved to be
productive of practical and worth - while
Not the least of the by-products of such
tours is the spirit of friendship and coopera
tion engendered among the farmers.
No longer are our mountain farmers con
tent to stay behind their own ridgee. There's
much to do and see In the world beyond.
?The Asheville Citizen.
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Views of Other
Gov Williams and Secretary of
hate Hare made safety-conscious
riends and no reckless-driving
nemies wtien they proposed last
veek, as members of the. State
iafety Commission, that Michigan |
mt-Connecticut Connecticut in a ,
drastic crackdown" on traffic j
iolators ... 1
But the State isn't going to <
jet that tough?not right away, at j
east. Assitsant Attorney General (
tussell Searl has ruled that ,he t
?lan can't be carried out under <
>resent law, that there is no way (
o do it except by changing the i
aw ... 1
The plan has merit, neverthe- ,
ess. It works where it has been i
It has its political hazards, of ,
course. Gov. Abraham A. Kibi- |
cofT of Connecticut who at the |
turn of the year ordered that the
license of every first offense ,
speeder be suspended for 3D days
and of every second offender for
60 days, recognized the political 1
hazards at the first of a series of
regional meetings sponsored by
the President's Committee for
Traffic Safety last week in At
lantic City . . ?
He reported a 14 per cent drop
in accidents since he started his
Michigan has had a 13 per cent -
increase in the same period.
Gov Ribicoff at Atlantic City
conceded that enforcement alone
is not enough, but he also said
"It is apparent that even if
motorists won't slow down to
save their lives they will to save
?Grand Rapids (Mich4 Herald.
Letters To Editor
Editor. The Mountaineer:
I cannot step out as President
of the Chamber of Commerce
without telling you how much
it has meant to me to have the
help and support that you and
your organization have given me
during the past eighteen months.
We have had many trying times
and a good many moments of tri
umph: but the work we accomp
lished at the Chamber of Com
merce could not have been done
without your untiring efforts, ad
vice, and assistance.
I look eagerly to the next job
at hand knowing that we will still
be working together to make our
part of Western North Carolina a
finer place to live and work
R L. Bradley
GREAT ASSISTANCE TO
Editor. The Mountaineer:
On behalf of the Vestry of
Grace Episcopal Church. I wish
to thank you for your good cov
erage of our Building Campaign
We are expecting great things
of Grace Church this fail and the
publicity in your newspaper rela
tive to new construction has kept
it before the members of the
church, and public.
Be assured that we sincerely
G M. Kimball
Clerk of the Vestry.
A FINE IDEA
Editor. The Mountaineer:
In behalf of the SUte Depart- '
ment of Archives and Hiatory. I
wish to express an interest In the
letter of Mr R. C. Stanley that
was published in your iaaue of
July 2. The establishment of a
museum along the lines he sug
^F^By North Callahan
Bernard Baruch must have
>een in the mind of the poet who
vrote about old age being the
ast of life for which the first was
nade. Mr. Baruch is the young
?st octogenarian I know, both
n looks and activity. He. is not
childish about it either. The oth
?r night he came to a social gath
'ring. stayed awhile and chatted
cheerfully with some of us, then
eft early. He realized, he said,
hat at his age he could not do
what be had once done, nor
?ven what he would like to do
iow. Asked why he recently de
clined the crowning of a local
beauty queen, he quipped, "I am
17 and too old for that kind of
job. You need someone in the
Joe Smith says he didn't mind
lipping his barber until he met
him riding in a Cadillac Joe
drives a Ford and recalled that
the barber had recently gone up
on his prices in the suburban
shop which he owns and appar
ently expected customers to go up
on their tips as well. With just a
little figuring, Joe estimated that
gests would appear to have fine
possibilities. Of course, a lot of
planning and working out of de
tails would be needed. If a mus
eum along this line does develop,
our Department will be very hap
py to assist in every way we can.
Such a museum could be bene
ficial in two ways: (1) It could
do a great deal to inform our peo
ple and the millions of visitors to
Western North Carolina about the
history of the area?pioneer life
in its various aspects. <2> It would
probably pay off in a big way
finacially. The proposed village
might be somewhat like Old
Sturbridge Village in Massachu
setts which undertakes to repro
duce the life of the pre-maehine
age. This has been a big sticcecs
financially and indicates what can
Let us know if wre can help
Christopher Crittenden. Director
State of North Carolina
Dept. of Archives and History
the barber was making more than
he was. So Joo stopped tipping.
Feels there shoudl be a law
against it anyway, thinks that
when he pays for a service, that
should be sufficient and that he
should not be subjected to slight
ed jobs and dirty looks just be
eaues he does not grease the
palm of the one who is obligated
to give good service anyway.
They're still telling the story
about the Texan who drove his
besi convertible up to the toll
gate at the George Washington
bridge here, and seemed in some
what of a daze as he studied the
structure of the great span, which
represents one of the foremost
engineering feats of the world.
The attendant was sympathetic,
but cars were lining up behind
the convertible so he asked the
Texan for the 50-cent toll. The
latter finally turned his head and
looked at the attendant. "Sorry,
son," lie said genially, switching
his heavy Havana from one side
of his mouth to the other, "I nev
er carry anything less than a $500
bill. How much do you want for
Two men live in the Waldorf
Towers who once had a close re
lationship. but now apparently
view life differently. One is Her
bert Hoover, among the most re
spcted of our elder statesmen
and who is known to answer his
mail personally when it contains
anything at all of importance.
Th<> other is Douglas Mac Arthur,
who was chief of staff of the U.S.
Army under President Hoover,
but who has most of his mail
answered by a colonel at 90'
Church Street, local military
headquarters. Naturally those
who receive letters from both
these prominent men are struck
by this difference in their rela
tionship with their fellowman.
Saw the movie based on life
in Phenix City, Alabama, when
that town was a rip-roaring den
of iniquity, so I wrote the cham
ber of commerce there to see if
the movie, filled with soenes of
crime, was authentic. The reply:
"The substance of the picture
was true, although they could
not use an exact reproduction, as
we knew the crimes. The city is
now clean, has not had a liquor
license issued in 1955 and none
will be issued in 1956. No night
spots any more, no gambling. We
are prouo ?? our city."
By Frances Gilbert Frazier
Did you know the Waynesville Mountaineer had its orwn garden
club? Or haven't you noticed the window boxes? And have you been
in the front office-*nd taken note of the private offices for the staff1
Come around and look us over.
We have had the pleasure of being on the staff of The Mountain
eer for thirteen years and we have watched the paper grow . . .
and have grown along with it. Our first introduction was as manager
of the Book Store: then we moved over into the Circulation depart
ment. We gradually merged Into proof-reading and to?k Rambling
'Round into the family. Later we adopted book reviews and spec ial
articles to join proof reading. ?
The Mountaineer is a paper the entire family can read and en
joy. Lurid headlines and yellow-journal tactics are never found on
its pages. Local news of interest, society items and news that ap
peals to community and agricultural life are given full coverage
by a staff of able reporters.
Come see us We won't bake a cake but we will give you a warm
Faith is the one-way signpost on life's highwa^^^
If you know the answer, hold up your hand.
Does a building burn up, or burn down?
Is a glass half empty or half full? ?
How did that extra day crash the party when there are 52
weeks in a year, seven days to the week?
How can you Dodge a Ford?
What would the conversation between the Governor of North
Carolina and the Governor of South Carolina be nowadays?
What is the difference between a porch, a verandah, a piazza
and a stoop1
Why is ice so objectionable in winter yet highly desired in
Why is spelling becoming a lost art? Ditto for good conversa
First he: "Are you still having trouble with your new
Second he: "No. I told it if it didn't quit acting up I'd
send it back to the manufacturers and they'd sure give it the
The world doesn't mean to be heartless but. somehow, tragedy
never seems to be real until it comes to our doorstep. We read far
too often about the airplane crashes but we cannot seem to fully
take in its realism until some one near is a victim. And in that recent
tragedy near MeGuire Air Force Base in New Jersey, it came very
near to us in Western North Carolina. Capt. Vance M. Spivey of
Asheville, and Airman 2/c Richard Carlton Wilson of Canton were
Science has not yet learned to conquer the elements.
Mountains always seem so peaceful. Perhaps that's because
they are so sure of their ground.
20 years ago
Lawrence J- Griffin of Miami
makes hole-in-one on local golf
Miss Patsy Hill arrives from
New York to spend some time
with her grandmother, - Mrs.
Charles R. Thomas.
Miss F.llen Louise Killian vis
its friends in Goldsboro and Mt.
John N. Shoolbred gives annual
Little Miss Evelyn Craig ap
pears with the Sherrill School of
Dance on program in Shelby.
10 years ago
Miss Mary Medford assumes
duties as exteasion clerk with the
county farm agent's office.
Lt. Bruce B. Brown of Clyde
receives discharge from the
Miss Virginia Rippy is crowned
Queen of Lake Junaluska.
Joe S. Davis, assistant cashier
at the First National Bank, re
turns from annual state bankers
conference at Chapel Hill.
Voting precinct at Cataloochee
5 YEARS AGO
Southern Bell plans installa
tion of dial telephone system and
a new telephone building here.
Mr. and Mrs. Wilburn Jarvis
Campbell celebrate their fiftieth
Mrs. Frank Smathers arrives
from Miami for stay af-ier home
here. t B
Petitions are prepared for elec
tion on beer-wine sales.
Regina Ferguson wins fifth
place in State 4-H Dress Review.
9. Painful j
lfl. Music nota
22. Sun god
54. A shoe tie
1 A long
3. Sign of
6. Sea eagle
8. City (Tex.)
19. A cat B
22. Aromatio g
25. Fields I
28. Cooks In
34. Tibetan priest
38. The waliaba