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In its "Message to the Churches," adopt
ed at its closing session at Lake Junaluska,
the Ninth World Methodist Conference pro
duced a document that is at once idealistic
and realistic. Between those two it struck a
ibalanc# that is very difficult to achieve,
especially by a religious organization devot
ed to the ideal.
Its treatment of the question of nuclear
weapons is a good illustration of how the
writers of the message met controversial
questions. A dreamy idealist would have call
ed for an immediate and outright ban on all
nuclear weapons, which, in the present state
of international relations, would have been
utterly impossible. ?
Instead of taking that absolute position,
the message "... calls on them to support
every attempt to secure a reduction in the
crippling burden of armaments, and in par
ticular the cessation of the development of
nuclear power for purposes of war."
The message thus recognizes that aboli
tion of nuclear weapons is a complex project,
that the conditions requiring possession of
such weapons must be removed before the
weapons themselves can be abolished.
It takes a similar down-to-earth view of
racial discrimination, the treatment of refu
gees. raising standards of living, the adap
tation of science to man's needs, and other
great problems of the time.
The evils rampant in the world are not to
be exercised by incantations or made to dis
appear by waving a mugic wand. The mes
sage sees these difficulties and asks Metho
dists to go to work on them from the long
terrp viewpoint, without any illusions about
qu'ck and easy solutions.
The message can be commended to the
whole Christian faith and to others as well.
Cause Of Business Failures
More of those pioneers who started busi
nesses of their own five years ago are hav
ing a rouyh time. Business failures this year
have exceeded those for some years past.
They have been hapi>enmy despite the fact
?that there has been no let-up, in the yeneral
presj>erity of the nation.
? The chief cause of these easulties is in
experience. Most failures result from the
emotional push to be your own boss. Those
who plunjre into the adventure simply don't
know the risk they are tnkiny or understand
the importance of business judgment.
With all the prosperity around, there is
Intense competition in nearly all lines. This
is especially true of small concerns in which
ire found the bulk of business fatalities. The
winners in the race are those who watch
their accountintr, their location, chanares in
the product offered and chnnyiny attitude of
Many new entries in the business field
'nek the canital to keep yoiny until thev learn
hv experience how to operate. They have to
'can the hard wav ? by failure.
The record will not discouraye others
from tryiny. What it miyht do is to teach
them to use caution in makiny the nlunye.
"What's the matter?" asked his chum.
"Trouble at home?" "Well, not exactly, re
plied the soldier, "but we've yot a freak in
*he familv. It says here, "You won't know
Willie when you come hack: he's yrown an
other foot since you've been away."
Football ia a same of skill and chance play
ed between students of two colleges. Since
it is merely a harmless sporting event play
ed In vacttou* moments by young men who
are unalterably dedicated to the luxury and
duty of higher learning, no one takes the
outcome of the contest seriously. It is just a
game that is played for the fun of playing.
The coach is a college graduate and he
doesn't care who wins or loses so long as his
boys play hard and clean, are gentlemen all
down the line, and don't neglect their studies.
The alumni are not perturbed about win
ning or losing since they were once college
boys, themselves, and most of them never
saw a football in college except on a few Sat
urday afternoons from a safe distance. The
students, naturally, aren't concerned about
winning or losing because they are too intent
upon improving their minds and exalting
The general pubic surely doesn't care who
wins because it went to neither school and
is too busy trying to make a comfortable liv
ing to keep even with the income tax man.
The general public realizes that this is just
an innocuous game between youngsters for
the fun of it.
Actually, no one cares because football,
like marbles, is just another game, and the
object of any game is to have a good time
and to exercise the body. Since all these
tenets are well-understood by everyone, this
fall no one is going to yell "Kill the coach,"
no one is going to berate the youthful quar
terback, and everyone is going to enjoy the
symphony of the spangled trees, the antics of
the wind, the fine band music, the exuberant
cheer-leaders, and the throaty exhortations
of the students who are actually getting into
condition for debating, glee-club, declaiming,
and reciting Shakespeare.
Isn't everyone going to be happy this fall?
?Raleigh News and Observer.
Children Still Come First
The projxisal of Dr. J. W. R. Norton, State
Health Officer, that free Salk polio vaccine
he made available to persons under 30 years
of age is a very proper one.
Recent experience has shown a number of
cases of persons above 20 years of age, the
only persons except pregnant women now
eligible for free vaccine.
However, it is well to remember that
North Carolina still lags in inoculation of
persons now eligible. Of the 1,666,441 per
sons now entitled to free inoculation about
one-half have received one shot of the vac
cine, only one-third have received two shots,
and the number receiving three shots is
Despite these facts the number of polio
cases in the State thiH year has been only
194 as compared to 299 cases last year. Only
22 of the 1966 victims had received one or
more injections of Salk vaccine, and none
had received the full dosage of three shots.
The eligible group should be enlarged but
children still come first in this matter and
every effort should be made to see that every
child in the State has not one. or two, but
three injections before the 1957 polio sea
son arrives.?Raleigh News and Observer.
A gentleman with something more than a
nodding acquaintance with such things ob
served the other day that to get a proper
idea of Eternity just try paying for a $3,000
automobile on the installment plan.?Sam
Regan. Raleigh News and Observer.
VIEWS OF OTHER EDITORS
Molasses Sure Cure
Home-made molasses comes as another sift of
?he autumn, and whether one refers to the sticky
substance In the plural or singular, the stuff amounts
Ao good food when spread on hot buttered biscuits,
Waynesville, North Carolina
Main Street Dial GL 6-8301
The County Seat of Haywood . ounty
The WAYNESVIULE MOUNTAINEER, inc.
W. CURTIS RUSS r._ Editor
W. Curtis Ru* and Marlon T. Bridge*. Publisher*
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Monday Afternoon, Septentber 21, T95I
and gives one the lest to carry- on . . . Molasses "bil
Ings" used to be a lot of fun, and can recall regular
attendace up on Junaluska road, when B. T. Bran
nock and the South boys cut cane and got the hoss
started going round and round, crushing the Juice
from the cane stalks . . And there was fun around
the big boiler when the Juice was being reduced to
molasses, and the people were getting right anxious
to have "a few" for their hot bread at breakfast . . .
And the old folks used to tell us of the times when
sorghum took the place of sugar in the household
and was referred to as "long sweetening," to dis
tinguish tt from the seldom-seen brown sugar which
came in on the wagons from Charleston at intervals
. . . And there came in candy-pullings. important
social functions of the fall, when great skillets of
sorghum would be boiled down, ladled out, and
pulled by the boys and girls till it shone golden in
the light of the oil Ifemps.
And they claimed molasses was good for one.
that it supplied certain needs of the body, and we
guess they wene right. After all, the manufacturers
of livestock feed have long depended on the crude
Cane syrup to enrich the provender for the cattle
"arid horses, and it was called the only remedy a
while back for ai\. ailment that beset the ewes at
lambing time . . But we learned of another condi
tion that the aorghtttn can lay in the shade. Joe Todd
qubted a matfak ^commending it for arthritis "A
ftTWw had It to bA lib eeuldM walk 1 step. 1 sold
him a few gallons of molasses, he eat'em, and hasnt
ever so much aa had a headache for two years "
By CARL GOERCH
W. I.ec Farrell used to be
cashier of the Bank of P.'ttsboro.
A genial individual who likes to
joke with his friends and who
enjoys a joke on himself oc
casionally. This incident occurred
while he was still with the bank.
Just two or three doors down
the street from the bank. Sam
Griffin operates a shoe shop. Sam
and Lee are good friends.
One day a man from the rural
section of Chatham County en
tered Mr. Griffin's shop with a
large bundle under his arm and
politely inquired if Sara knew
of anyone who could repair a
Mr. Griffin shook his head. But
noticing the man's disappoint
ment, he felt it his duty to help
the man and suddenly decided
to do It.
"Wait a minute," he said. And
then, after a moment's thought:
"Yes?I know exactly the man
you want to see. His name is Lee
Farrell and he works in the bank
up the street. Before taking that
job. he used to work in a clock
factory and he knows everything
there is about a clock. He's
been tinkering W'ith clocks all
his life and enjoys doing it. You
take your clock over to him.
He'll probably tell you that he
knows nothing about clocks and
that he cannot repair yours, but
you Insist, and he'll finally agree
to do the job. And because of
the fact that he just loves to
work on clocks, he'll charge you
scarcely anything for it."
"Thanks," said the man.
"You're welcome," said Sam
smiling gleefully as the man left.
At the bank. Mr. Farrell was
hard at work at the teller's win
dow. attending to the wants of
several customers. The man with
the clock took his place in line 1
and waited patiently until It came
his turn at the window.
Mr. Ferrell greeted him with a
polite smile and a "What-can-I
"I got a clock." said the man,
holding up his bundle.
Mr. Farrell gazed at it.
"And I want you to repair It
for me," continued the man.
Lee's countenance showed signs
of surprise. "You mean," he said,
"that you want me to fix your
The man nodded.
"But 1 don't know anything
about fixing a clock. You re in
the wrong place."
The owner of the clock smiled
knowingly: "I'm In no hurry for
It." he said, "and any time next
week will be O. K."
"But I don't repair clocks,"
insisted Mr. Farrell
Bv that time several more
customers had come into the
bank and were taking their places
in line behind the man at the
window. They began to take an
Interest in the conversation.
' Vs been running all right for
years." explained the man. "But
last week it started missing. One
day it'd gain an hour or so. and
the next dav it would lose an
hour. It got my wife all balled
up and It thsew us all out of
schedule when it came to serving
meals. That's why I brought It to
Mr Farrell swallowed a couple
of times. Some of the customers
in the bonk were beginning to
giggle. Mr. Farrell got red in
the face and it was very ap
parent to see that he was getting
"I don't know a thing ahout
fixing clocks." he stated again.
"Yes, yes." said the man.
soothingly, "I know all about
that. And T know that you're not
in the clock-repair business, but I
want you to do this for me as a
special favor. I'll pay you what
ever you charge for the job."
"1 dont fix clocks!" shouted
Mr. Farrell. The customers, by
this time, were showing the
keenest kind of appreciation. One
of them spoke up. "Dont you
believe him." he told the man
with the clock. "He's the best
clock-fixer in Chatham County."
"That's what I hear." agreed
"I dont know anything about
clocks, except to tell time by
them." yelled Mr. Farrell.
"I'm in no special hurry for
It." said the man.
Mr. Farrell made a gesture of
despair. Then he did a little
thinking. Leaning over the coun
ter. he asked the man: "Who
told you that I fixed clocks?"
"The man in the shoe shop."
That cleared up everything
"Listen, my friend." said Mr.
Farrell. "It's true that I used to
fix clocks, hot I've had tfe quit
that kind of work since I started
working here. Ttareh a law
Which absolutely prohibits g.ngn
In a bank from fixing a clock.
If It weren't for that law, I'd be
glad to assist you."
"Well?" said the man, "if
that's the case, I reckon I'll have
to go somewhere else."
"Sorry I can't be of service,"
said Mr. Farrell.
The man went out. Mr. Far
rell attended to the wants of
the customers in the bank. Then
he called to someone in the bank
to take his place at the window
He put on his hat, went outside,
and headed down the street in the
direction of Mr. Sam Griffin's
He didn't see Mr. Griffin, how
ever, until some time later, be
cause Sam saw him coming in
the front door, and he went out
through the back door of his
BEDFORD, Ind. <AP>?It was
the right denomination but the
An out-of-town couple arrived by
ear and asked for the Methodist
Church, where they were to attend
They were directed to First
Methodist Church. The wedding
started before they realized it
was the wrong couple They
couldn't leave without disturbing
the services so they sat through
Then they left hurriedly for
Trinity Methodist Church, hut no
one learned whether they got there
Hand That Feeds Them
DETROIT iAPi ? Detroit mail
men have stopped passing out
candy to dogs. They said it only
made mean dogs meaner,
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except Mow to Fold
IT UP /AGAIN "?
air's. FRANK GEfSINGfcR
yygsr OTA'SAuQuA. flA.
Bear now ? ip Voo
SNEAKED INTO THE MONIES,
WOULD THAT MAKE Voo A
?cinema SUM - ?
obe KARR, R?6o PARK,
20 YEARS AGO'
First National Bank gets new
coat of paint inside and out.
Burgin's Department Store on
Main Street opens Bargain Base
Paul Austin Gossett of Canton
completes recruits' training
course at Naval Station in Nor
Miss Patsy Hill returns to New
York after spending the summer
with her grandmother, Mrs.
Charles R. Thomas.
Mrs. P. L. Turbyfill goes to
New York to attend wedding of
her granddaughter, Miss Char
10 years ago
Jack Richeson accepts position
with Dupont Plant in Old Hick
Lions Club endorses plan to ex
pand the facilities of the Haywood
Miss Carolyn Curtis, bride-elect
of Porter Frady. is honored at a
party given by Mrs. O R. Martin
and her daughter, Mrs. William
Fowler of Charlotte.
Mrs. Frank Smathers and her
young granddaughter, Lura My
ers, leave by plane for Long
Beach. Calif., where the latter
joins her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Phillip D. Myers.
5 years ago
The Rev Malcolm R. William
son. district governor of Rotary
International, goes to Chicago for
briefing course on his new duties.
Miss Eugenia Justice is admit
ted to Duke University School of
Miss Peggy Noland returns to
State College, Ames, Iowa.
Miss Lois McCracken of Upper
Crabtree goes to Atlanta to enter
B and PW Club observes Na
tional Business and Professional
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We have in our window a planter filled with growing greenery,
and in the midst are two tiny birds on wires. Every passing breeze
sets off the birds in a dizzy "swing and sway". It's unbelievable how
animate thoise tiny birds can become in a lively imagination. One can
almost hear their cheery "bird calls" as the sun enters the window
and envelops the planter in a cloud of golden sunshine. ,
Plants and flowers are wonderful companions and powerful
examples of a perfect life. Their one reason for existence is to give
pleasure and happiness. One watches in fascinated wonder as each
tiny leaf comes Into view then slowly expands Into beauty. Every few
days the planter has to be turned around as the leaves have grate
fully lifted their faces to greet the warming rays of the sun, thus
turning their bdcks on their admiring owner. They ask no favors be
yond an occasional drink of water and the soft-cloth application on
their dusty leaves. Then they return the compliment by spreading
cheer and beauty. A small planter in the window is worth a dozen
tonics in the medicine cabinet.
Heard in passing: "Some of these new hats the women are
wearing look just like the old wasp nests we had in the barn."
We can't understand ......
The popularity of Elvis Presley.
How actions from far away can come through the walls jJjwalk
and shows a picture on the television set.
How a small mind can control a steering wheel to propel a car
at breakneck speed through a filling station, and then continue on in
the same direction it had been going.
How a child can say "Daddy" a dozen times and the father
continue calmly with the conversation he is holding.
How some people can go on. day after day, without reading a
book or magazine.
Why Main street has so many vacant stores, and why some one
doesn't use one for a grocery store.
Why we don't like apples, and why anyone has read this.
"Let dve you a rub-down," said the eraser to the mis
One turns from the television and the radio with the jangle of
discordant war news ringing in his ears, realizing the restlessness
and uneasiness in the world. Then going to the window, one looks
out on the peaceful outlines of calm, serene mountains dreaming
away in the descending sun. Long, deep shadows fill the slopes that
divide each mountain peak as it raises its maiestic head to meet the
deepening dusk. Only peace and the calm assurance of unity is to
be found on those wooded guardians that l,ave stood as sentinels for
These are not man-made towers of strength that will topple with
elections or the rattle of war guns. They arc God-given monuments
of protection and peaceful existence . . . structures of faith in
Faith is the light that shows us the way through the darkest
Quick Service No Campaign
CHARLESTON, W. Va. (AP>? VIROQUA. Wis. (AP)?One of
Paul Craft of Charleston was still the most successful politicians at
on the telephone talking to the the polls in Wisconsin history
fire department when he looked probably won't even bother to cam
out the window. A fire engine paign for re-election this fall,
already was in front of his house. He's Vernon County Clerk Ber
The truck, from Station No. 2. lie Moore, running for his 14th
had been touring the neighborhood term and completing his 50th year
when the alarm was received. in that office.
MARCH OF EVENTS
No Dearth of Idea* I 2,000 Pour in Juit
Far Postage Stamps I For Next Year Alone
Special to Central Press Association
WASHINGTON?Whether or not you'll need a four-cent stamp.
Instead of a three-center, to mail a letter next year, the Post
Office department is busy these days wrestling with the problem
of what new stamps to put out during 1957.
It's no easy problem, either, for the department has received over
2,000 suggestions for new issues!
These suggestions range from a stamp honoring the nation's first
?m r *
?.u>5? cuiu iuw association to another marking
the anniversary of Cotton Week. However, only
a handful of the special issues being urg^Lon
the department probably will be chosen fo^^^t
duction. At least some of these selections wil^B
announced before the end of 1956.
All year long, requests pour into the depart
ment for special, new stamps. They come from
state and local officials desiring to publicise some
particular event or product, from chambers of
commerce, from state legislatures eager to make
their areas better known, or from members ol
Congress who want M "do right" by their sup
During the last session of Congress, more than
50 bills were submitted for new stamps?a differ
ent one every week! Conies of th?.?
r T. ?>vdv Miiia WCIt
sent to Postmaster General Arthur B. Summerfield, whose Job it it
to approve any he considers worthy.
Unofficially, live new stamps seem to have been given the nod
for next year. They would commemorate:
In January, the JOOth birthday anniversary of Alexander Hamil
ton; in May, the 350th anniversary of the settling of Jamestown.
Vs.; In August, the 50th anniversary of the founding of the United
States Air Force, and, in November, the 50th anniversary of Okla
homa's admittance to the Union, and the 175th anniversary of the
Treaty of Paris, which ended the Revolutionary war and made the
United States an independent nation.
? ? ? ?
IN DECIDING on these stamps, the post office chose from a
raft Of possibilities. For instance. Wabash, Ind , wants a stamp
honoring It as the first city in the world to be lit by electricity.
Other proposed stamps would commemorate America's first kinder
garten, California redwood trees, and the founding of a sUte normal
The communities of Groton, Mass.; BUlerica, Miss., and Bath.
*. O, are among those requesting stamps honoring their founding
Paul Revere, Amelia Earhart and the late Senator Robert Taft are
among the American cltlsens proposed as subjects for new ad
"There must he a reasonable limit to the number of Stamps we
can iaaue," aayi the Poet Office department. But however strange
some of the current suggestions may seem, remem
ber America already has issued stamps whose sub- We Eves
jects were the Pony Express, an oak tree, buffalo
hunting, the horseless carriage, motherhood, pureMov* Ho?w*d
food and drugs, and the first white child born in Buffalo Huntina
?This never-ending stream of strange, new stamps may drive
postal elerice?and the general public?to distraction. However thev
mmth0U-fcnd* ? that
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