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THE WAYNESVILLE MOUNTAINEER
THE WAYNESVILLE PRINTING CO.
Main Street Waynesville, N. C.
Published Every Thursday
W. C. RUSS Managing Edf?or ,,
P. D. DEATOX --- General Manager
1 Year - ?2.00
6 Months 1-25
3 Months 65
Subscriptions payable in advance
Entered at the post office at Waynesville, N.
C, as Second Class Mail Matter, as provided un
der the Act of March 3,1879, November 20, 1914.
THURSDAY, APRIL 21, 1932
God is a Spirit : and they that worship
him must worship him in spirit and in; truth.
John. 4 :24.
Last week the Greenville Piedmont ran an
editorial commenting on the Knoxville-Green-ville
Highway which is none other than Num
ber 284 that leads into Waynesville from Bre
vard and out the Dellwood road through Mount
Sterling. This route is not new to the leading
business men of Waynesville and the county.
They have been for some time trying to create
interest about this highway which would open
to the motorists one of the south's most beauti
ful shenic highways.
It would save people in South Carolina
about 70 miles to come to the Great Smoky
Mountain National Park via. Brevard from
Greenville. The motorists of today when trav
eling are looking for three things; short routes,
good scenic highways and modern accomoda
tions at their destination. All lacking to make
284 an A-l scenic highway is paving and the
state highway commission will pave this road
when the citizens of this county prove to them
that is is necessary for this highway to be pav
ed. We must create a demand for anything
before we get it-and the same with a paved
highway from Brevard.
Waynesville is not alone in: trying to get
this road paved. The Chamber of Commerce
at Brevard and Greenville are doing as much
and probably more than we are in trying to
get this road through.
The Greenville editor sizes up the situa
tion as follows:
"The Knoxville-Greenville Highway"
"South Carolinians have a very real inte
rest in one road project upon which citizens of
the Brevard sectoiu of North Carolina are
centering their efforts, the paving of North
Carolina Route 284 on the short stretch from
Brevard to Spring-dale.
"This would assure an improved highway
through the Great Smoky National Park and
by the Cherokee Indian reservation from Bre
vard to Knoxville.
"It would therefore assure a shorter, more
beautiful highway from Greenville and points
south to Knoxville.
"Brevard is now connected with Greenville
by one of the finest scenic highways in the
country, the Geer highway by way of Ceasar's
Head and Ceder Mountain, and to have this
road carried on through the Great Smoky
wonder country to the Tennessee city would
be of great value to both of the Carolinas.
"Brevard's and Greenville's chambers of
commerce are working steadily on the Route
284 project. Many individual citizens of Bre
vard are taking an active and aggressive inte
rent in it, and it is encouraging to learn that to
their number is being added individual citizens
of Greenville and other parts of South Caro
lina. Let's hope the number continues to grow.
"A shorter, scenic route linking Knoxville
and Greenville would open up a beautiful coun
try to our own people, would aid commerce and
would bring through the Carolina tourists who
now choose other roads in going south or in
agoing from points below Greenville to the mid
dle West." .
PROVINCE OF A NEWSPAPER
It would be comical, were it not somewhat
pathetic, the way newspaper offices are besieg
ed every day by their friends, urging them to
"roast'' this and that; to "see to it" that this
and that is corrected ; to have this and that done
in the city or county ; to start this and that
kind of movement to correct evils in the state
government. These frienlds actually appear to
believe that it is the newspaper's business to
handle all these affairs.
But a self-respecting newspaper, though
ready and willing to carry all reasonable re
sponsibility, must remind its readers that they
the people are the authority upon whom
rests the responsibiltiy for the present state
of affairs, local, state and national.
A self -respecting newspaper tries to report
the news of what actually happens, not what
it might wish had happened. The relation of
a self-respecting newspaper to the general pub
lic is not always understood. It is the duty of
a newspaper to be in a position to support any
good act and criticize any bad act of public
This relationship cannot exist where fav
ors are asked and granted. Honesty is the only
policy for a newspaper.
If the objectors don't like the way things
are goingthey should qualify as voters, and
then raise Cain about it. Florence, S. 0., News.
LETS GIVE HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES
MORE FACTS ABOUT LIFE ALONG
During the next few weeks thousands of
high school students will graduate. Many of
these graduates have arranged to go to college
and complete their education, while a larger
number have finished their "schooling." At
commencement time one's thoughts always go
back to the days when they stepped out and
received their diplomas, and if we would only
admit it, we wouldn't have exchanged places
with the president of the United States at that
We were proud. We had a right to be. We
felt that we were on top of the world and that
nothing could remove us. During the last few
weeks of school we had been admired by every
.grade in school. We were king and lord of all.
We were seniors. We were graduatnig. Out
of town speakers came to town and although
never having heard of a member of the class
until a few minutes before he spoke, praised
us to the skies and left us there. Our teachers
proudly, if not truthfully, publicly admitted
that this was the best graduating class to ever
leave the school, and so on down the line. All
we got was praise.
To those that have graduated years ago,
we want to ask if the above isn't true ? A little
praise for the graduates is necessary, but The
Mountaineer firmly believes that if a little less
praise were passed out and more true facts
about what the world has in store for the ave
rage graduate that it would leave a deeper im
pression and be more effective.
And so at this time we have these thoughts
to pass on to the graduating classes, where ever
they may be.
You have finished a course in kv-ks. What
you have learned is yours. No or.i? can deprive
you of it. The world is waiting for you and for
what you have learned during the last eleven
years that you have been "male" to work.
Out in the world you will not have the same
teacher for nine months, but a new teacher
every day. New and different problems will
come into your life daily. Every day is exami
In school, it was largely through the efforts
of your teacher as to how you "got through."
In the world it is left entirely up to you. There
is only one person that assigns the lessons. That
person is you. The length of the lesson depends
entirely on your ambition. If you fail to pre
pare a lesson now, there will not be any staying
after school. But there will be a little less time
to attain your life's ambition.
In school, graduation day is your ambition.
Your diploma, your goal. In life, a success, at
whatever work you follow, is graduation day,
and an unblemished reputation anld character,
In high school, no one can deprive you of
what you have learned or your diploma. In
life, no once can take from you your success or
your reputation, provided you have a firm
enough grip on them. Remember, you are just
one of the millions of high school graduates of
this country. Many millions have traveled the
same road. The time to prove what you have
been learning these eleven years is now. What
are you going to do about it?
STEVENS AND THE BONUS
Henry Stevens, the firsthand perhaps the
last, North Carolinian to be Commander of the
American Legion; is probably expressing his
honest convictions when he joins up with Hoov
er in opposition! to the immediate payment of
the bonus (he gets a swell salary as Command
er anyway;) but he is far from making either
himself or the Legion prnular with former
service men and their families anld friends, who
also are legion. When the Legion, last fall, at
the request of President Hoover, resolved not
to insist upon! the bonus payment at,this time,
the action was probably endorsed by the ma
jority of the men who would recevie their mon
ey, they being hard pressed, but still patriotic
citizens. But the situation is changed. The
men have seen unheardof amounts unprecen
delitly voted from the treasury to the big in
terest, most of which were making a million dol
lars every time a soldier lost his life, during the
war. They have seen the government rush to
the aid of distressed big business, which
brought economic ills upon itself and us, and
shamelessly and lavishly invil-vl raids upon the
federal treasury by the vested interests. This
was done at the insistence of President Hoover
who finds himself so opposed to veterans' legis
lation. The former service men and the coun
try can see no logic in. a situation where the
government unhesitatingly makes huge loans
to big banks and busted railroads, and yet
pleads pauper when it comes to paying broke
doughboys a just, honest, and fair debt, that
the government has already pledged itself to
pay a few years hence. Exdhange.
The sentencing of Judge Harwood to the
state prison for the term of one year for tamp
ering with the records in an effort to save his
only daughter from prison offers something
new in the history of North Carolina, for he is
the first Superior court judge to b? convicted
and sent to prison. Soon after he was arrest
ed, reference was made in these columns to the
fact that a friend or relative who is attempting
to help a person in trouble should, above all
things, avoid doing anything that would injure
his standing or influence. It is difficult to un
derstand how a man could do what he admitted
doing without giving the matter considerable
thought, and after giving it considerable
thought it is even more difficult to understand
why he should do it. A man without influence
might try such a thing but one with influence
had no dear reason for doing it. Love that is
blind does considerable damage. Stanley News
20 Years Ago
tt YEARS AGO TODAY
Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Lee, at their
elegant home on Walnut I reel, were
the recipients of many congratula
tions from their friends last n:gli
i he occasion was the celebration of
their twenty-fifth wedding anniversa
ry. About four hundred invitations
had been issued and a lar'e crowd of i
guests a.'.embletl. It was a delight
iiil occasion and will long be rtmem
iKied in social circles in Waynesville.
..i r, Lee is a prosperous merchant,
.enior member of the firm of Lee and
Mock.-. He is also a public man of
. onsiderable prominence.
Congressman W. T. t'rawf ord will
.lave no opposition for the nomination
,n the tenth district t-hi y.'a.
Mr. liillianl Atkins came in from
Woiford t. allege to spend Easter with
hi:: home people.
Missc- Evelyn Lee jui-.I l.illie .Sat
ii:;ftnii came home j':o.)i Elizabeth
H"ge, .( '.hat lotto, to .-pi? ml . fclastyr.
Some hundred people turned out
Last Thursday night after Hon. J.
C B Ehringhaus has finished ns
speech Felix Alley rose and told every
body to come forward and shake hands
with the next governor of North Caro
lina. If the size of the crowd that
ke his hand indicates
nW they were pleased with him and are
troinir to vote ior mm, hc
"... i 4 Ilava'nnfi
VULC 111 "vw.
of getting a big
When you are in the sheriff's office,
if you'll notice closely, there is a chair
that has the back cross pieces broken
out, leaving just the two upright posts
Well, just a tip, that's Frank Fergu
son's special chair, you know Frank
is the magistrate that is helping these
farmers with their crop loans rrom the
government. He likes this broken
chair perhaps because he has enough
backbone of his own. By the way,
if he has to make out many more farm
loan blanks he is going to be com
pelled to buy a new typewriter.
I ought to be ashamed to tell this
Hnrtipr Davis, the picture king
f Wnvnusville. but it's all in fun.
Parents should alwav to..
night to their children; tha
f Vimr nan nuimi m u.,,:, ",
Isn't that fine! Won't yUUS!'L
thing you've composed?"
reaener ito seven-vear-nUi .
you have broken off a tooth, hav
How did you do it?" ' t;
Seven-year-old: Q -hiftir.c ,
on a louypop.
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one. 1 onut;u iaini'i the v
y.ui seiu me: ne was
lie: "Indeed! What did he,!
Ol co..., . U... 1
one. uiiai ne
iigntea to unu tnat I wa.-n
to marry a poet."
. u,Foa.v night to the emivt hu.-.d to M;nday, i called Homer and told
::ear Rev. R0L. Davis li.,cu:.s he I'"-him j wante'd a picture of a diplomat
niintion question. He madt- some;from gouth Africa, who was leaving
1. .L. ic r
Ill LHTUUl 'JIUUIUUMMI ,1 nt ,nvnitio-
..na snowed that tne naoit 01 wnishej iu his tamera anj supplies and rush
. inking is one that siiu'rai-ts ii";m " !.ei OVcr. Up toward the post office
young man's uscf illness: lie uls. made I ;,irn,.v( an i met Mi . I.ouw cunt-
clear me poini. iiiat proiiutiiMiii win
.e.-scn the tax rate.
1 n r.:;s aco today
Last Monday morning the people of
,. ay lit':.' villt amh Haywood county
,uie.s: ed the im t rem.ii'luibii' ; now
inir out of the post office. I whispered
to Homer, "there he is, walk fast,
we'll catch him before hp gets in the
hotel." Homer pulled back a minute
hesitated, then said, "I thought you
-aid a diplotmat from Africi, ' was
expecting to see some kind of wild
the county : animal
. to':n that ever fell
.v this tune of year.
Tin-' Southern Railway
pedal latevoi 4.".(iil to ',
A SI.VIM'SVj -V to pi ut'ilwll'y
r'r t lie I'acilic 'oast.
.l iss I-.ni:na Alt t ;ot.lco' i'
ui'ilay fur. her holiu' in Cai.o
li'cr a pleasant visit to hoi'
.'.(r. .'Hugh. A. Lov. ;v:ie w
pained. .home b;,' h"f. iu-oia'vv,
1' l'i'dick Love.
1 he (.iiuner is unk r many o!i!i;;a-
tioiis to Mr. J. T. -Bridges -for -va'lu-aole
assistam e rendered this wei'i:.
Mr. T. Lenoir liwyn, the 'young
; wyer--' ai nier of Springdale, was in
.Vn.vneaviile yesterday. -'
T be ice delievery .coinptiiiy has
'.t.M.ed their wagon and will be 1 ,eas
.. to rece ive your orders.
Maine's got a job as, a stenpff I
"What, Maine no: '
"Do ya s'pose she'll get by?
"Wed, she may at that, yj
her boss told her right off tl
man 01 iew worus an that
encouragin to Maine she d,,
ad erl i ;es
17. 15 i'rmi: . goi
poin" s 1 busine
Ma- i ,
Not many moons ago,, as
LETTERS TO EDITOR
I'RINfTl'LES NOT MEN THIS YEAR
Dear Mr. Editor:
When' we come on June 4 to select
'embers of the Legislature, both for
the senate and the house, there are
two things that every voter should
related to me oy a reiuiui
man who rather not have his
there was a gentleman
from Wavnesville going to Fhorida for
a few weeks vacation. Just before
getting to Miami he, unfortunately,
picked ui a nail in his tire. He got
out to see what the damaue was and
in doing, so got a good whiff of Way
nesville air coming out of the tire. It
n- (b- hiin so homesick thai after re
pairing the tire he turned around and
came back home, with out completing
his trip; Someone ought to get Ernest
Withers to put that on. his Chamber
of Commerce literature that he sends
"Did you call Susie up this r. J
" Yes, but she wasn't down."
... K..i. ...1 .1: l..f.
ils, out uy uiua you
"Because she wasn't up."
ttmi. 1 1
inen can up now aiu -Ca:
down for not being down whs:
called her up."
from the "busted": pocket books of
thB home and farm owners. Is it
asked where from? Common sense
''.replies, '"Front those who have the
monev and not from those who
These two principles here given are
imperative. J here are others lue
unto them; but the tyrannical twenty
nor cent tax foreclosure sale ana tne
fifteen cents ad valorem tax on real
estate are prime evils. We must smite
the men who are for them hip and
thigh and take no chances. We can-
hold in mind. The measuring
should be carefully applied to every 1 not afford to send any man either to
candidate for these two positions in the senate or the nouse, wno sounds a
order to determine whether or not heiiaisc note on eitner ot tnese issues
is the right sort of man to send to
Raleigh to make laws for the average
man This year especially, we need
o scrutinize more jloselv the candi
dates than ever before, Principles
count for more than men this year.
WHAT MANNER OF MEN SHALL
BE CHOSEN TO RELIEVE OUR
1. Haywood County should send men
who will h all in their power to
repeal the twenty per icnt taxe fore
closure sell out, by which the homes
of thousands of good citizens
throughout North Carolina have
been seized for taxes and deeded to
the Shylocks who are demanding the
flesh. The men who were guilty
of passing this monstrous and devil
ish measure should never again be
allowed to see the city of Raleigh
unless sent there in chains. So ends
the first lesson.
2. Haywood county should send both
a senator and a representative pie
a; senator and a representative
pledged to repeal the fifteen cent
ad valorem tax cm real estate and
get the money needed to run the
schools from other sources than
And another thing. We should be
shy of the general sales tax. There
will be an effort made in the next
Legislature to shift the fifteen cents
ad valorem tax to the general sales
tax, which will be like putting up
Dweedle Dum to fight Tweedle Dee,
which is the same as shifting the tax
burden from the right shoulder of the
heavily loaded taxpayer to his left
shoulder. There are plenty of straight
forward methods without lestoring. to
jugglery. The Reynolds Tobacco Com
pany, that made more than thirty mil
lion dollars prolfit in 1930 and almost
destroyed the tobacco farmer, wants
the general sales tax and now have
their agents throughout the State try
ing to work up a sentiment for it.
The fact that this hungry and heart
less corporation is for the sales tax
is reason enough for me to be against
What do the candidates for the
house and the senate say? One or
two have already spoken. The silence
of the graveyard surround the others.
The tide is rising. It is time to speak
W. C. ALLEN
une cei mm ponuciau iook j:
squib in the editorial column 'las: a
where it said, "Some people the;
are going to have a cool su:intt
vear because there are so manvH
assets in the country," He reiJ
that he thought the election m l
ing to be so hot that it would msj
the assets. In fact he went oh ::l
it waif going to be so hot that
the Southern Railway engines
through Haywood county that th; 1
man would have to put ice inttel
box to keep the boiler from burJ
If it does get that hot, here's
that'll favor adopting the GJ
method of dressing.
High grade Boone Count
Seed Corn for sale, careful
selected, nubbed and shew
It's well adapted to this tl
mate and will produce ond
hundred r more bushels
corn per acre on good M
No better Corn ever .tro
PER BUSHEL K. 0
J B. HENRY
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