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Published By
Main Street
Phone 137
Published Every Thursday
Waynesville, N. C.
W. C. RUSS - Managing Editor
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, 1911.
Righteousness exalteth n nation ;but sin is
a reproach to any people, Proverbs 14:34.
Of the thousands of stories, illustrations,
causes, results, and length of the present de
pression, we believe the one illustrated by J. M.
Iock, local merchant, gets nearer to the bottom
of things than any we have heard.
llr. Mock compares tlie depression, to a
case of measles. "We have it and it takes u
certair; amount of time to get over it, and all
the worry and talk in the world won't hasten
the cure."
There is danger of trying to get over meas
les loo soon, and the same applies to a depres
sion. If we get out of bed before we should
with measles we usually pay for our smartness
by suilenng a relapse. The same will be true
of the economic situation. Everyone must be
completely cured of spending foolishly and
lavishly, until we are sure of being cured of
that terrible 'disease' ve had better stay in bed
with the economic conditions and suffer a while
If we had measles we would be seeking ;
doctor and his advice. But it is quite different
with a depression. Every man, woman anc
child has a different remedy and the result i:
too many not cured and those that are cured
come in contact with the diseased and catch it
again.' .'
Last week a certain, "merely existing
business man was talking of every other busi
ness man in town. lo hear him talk one would
think that Sheriff Lowe would have the key to
every business house before morning. He-was
down and put because he was not trying to make
a success. Ihe reason we say that, is because
we could see how he treated his customers and
how he kept his place of business. lie wants
to go broke. That same man talked to another
business man the very day he talked to us anc
the second man. was feeling like everything was
getting better and was feeling much better after
ms case or "depression". The first man, not
entirely cured, just talked too much and said
too much and after a little while the second man
Had again caught the worse disease any man
ever naa, "depression blues."
Perhaps we should not print this for the
simple reason that we are trying to get people's
minds oft the present condition of the economic
world, but we want to once more get across the
idea that if you are down in the dumps, don't
pull anyone else in after you. Its better that
one dry up and blow away than; two.
We -would like to sav here that, si nrp w
began talking about the comparison made by
Mr. Mock, some might think he was one of the
last two business men mentioned, but he was
neither. We wish all Waynesville was as opti
mistic as Mr. Mock.
-.tV"? of the most Progressive-organizations
iir Western North Carolina is the Brevard
Chamber of Commerce. When that group goes
after anything it is certain of getting it. be
cause it is composed of a most determined set
of men, and nothing is satisfactory to them
except the goal they seek.
J ust as a comparison, and not as any re
flection, they remind us of good hunting hounds.
They have little to sav until th
thing, and then they are quiet about it until they
have it treed, but what a fuss they make after
they find what they want. If Mr. Public Hunter
doesn't come quick and shoot the treed game,
they don't give up, but just stand there and
bark and howl until Mr. Project just tires out
and falls into the hands of the Commerce hunt--'
'ers' : ,
Another characteristic about these Brevard
Commerce hounds, is that they are not always
yelping just to hear themselves make a fuss.
They find something, then start barking.
They are now working to get Highway No.
284 paved from Brevard to Waynesville, and on
into the Great Smoky Mountain National Park.
This highway will mean more to this city than
to Brevard, but that unselfish nature of theirs
is still predominant, and everything possible is
beinsr done bv them to ep iho
Next to the Waynesville Chamber of Com
merce, we Know or lew other similar organiza
tions in towns as small as Brevard and Way
nesville that are puting forth more time and
effort to build up their town than the two just
mentioned. Both organizations are to be com
mended for their untiring efforts, especially
when struggling under the financial difficulties
that these organizations are now working.
Have you ever stopped to think how queer
and funny we are? Have you ever known) any
one that was quick to make a great to-do over
the mistakes of others, but when they make an
error they shut up like a clam?
The person that we have in mind now is a
woman of this city.
A woman breezed into town several weeks
ago with a good line of talk, nice looking and
very friendly. She represented some concern
that was making a specialty of manufacturing
silk dresses and for an advertising campaign,
this company was offering to the "leading wo
men" of each city these dresses at reduced
prices. If the saleslady was told that her pro
ducts was not needed she immediately told of
her sick son, and how she was making a sacri
fice to get out to sell these dresses in order to
pay the doctor bills, hospital bills, nurses bills,
and the many others that she mentioned.
After playing on the sympathy of the pros
pective buyers she whispered an "offer," if they
would only keep it confidential. "I'll make you
a special ofrer; if you will buy two for $5 I'll
give you one free. That way, you get three all
silk dresses for $5, and made to fit, d.c, etc."
The deal was closed. The peddler went her
way. The Waynesville lady was out $5 and
was to wait a few weeks for the dresses. The
Waynesville lady waited and waited and at the
eend of three weeks "one" of the three dresses
arrived. Letters to the dress company have
brought no answers. The Waynesville 'dress
wearer' has one dress arid 'the company, or the
strange peddler, has the $5.
The next time a stranger comes to town
selling dresses we hope this instance of graft
will come to the mind of every woman of this
city. If you have money to give away we sug
gest that you call the city hall and get in tot'cTi
with Mayor Howell and give him a few dollars
to pass on to the poor and needy .tht pas:;
through Waynesville and stop there for help.
Anyway, why not give it to some local charity
case instead of sending it away from home?
Then too, another thing, that same "stung''
woman will go to merchants here asking them
to donate to this and that, when she buys her
clothes from peddlers and grafters from the
other side of the country, (live the local mer
chants a break. Try them first and if you are
sure they don't have what you want, and can't
get it for you, then you will be justified in get
ting it out of town.
Printed elsewhere in this issue is an article
by T. Troy Wyche, public accountant, pertr-m-ing
to the Haywood County Hospital and the
way it is financed, Mr. Wyche has been audit
ing the books for that institution for a number
of years and this article is based upon years of
work with the hospital staff.
Haywood county is indeed fortunate, as we
see it, in having in her midst a hospital that is
ready to meet all emergencies, and give us the
ease of mind, that if the time ever came, that
we were in easy reach of an institution that
stands ready to relieve our suffering. Any in
stitution of this kind, is expensive and must
have a large cash business to even make expen
ses. This is true of the Haywood Hospital.
The local hospital is owned by the county,
but the county does not support the hospiia;
it is self supporting. It is true that the county
is paying approximately $7,800 a year on bonds
that we sold for the erection1 of the building
but that is a payment that is well worth the
dost. The building and equipment could be
sold easily for what the county has invested.
Mr. Wyche points out that many citizens
think that a large. part of their taxes goes for
the support of the hospital and that they are
entitled to free hospitalization. That is absurd
Last year the county actually paid to the hos
pital, outside of paying on the bond issue, a
little over $150. What business catering to the
public that has an annual expense of over $22,
800 could possibly stay in business with an in
come of $150? ,
. When you pay your taxes, Mr. Taxpayer,
don't hand over that little three cents that goes
to the hospital with the idea that you are en
titled to free service from that institution when
the time comes for such. Consider that as a
small and very small payment on the protection
that the hospital gives you and your family.
We know of no where else where similar pro
teseion can be had for such a small cost. Cer
tainly not if the hospital were privately owned.
After all, Haywood is indeed fortunate in
having a hospital within a few miles of every '
citizen in the county, and an institution that,
even under the present economic situation, is
self supporting of all current expenses.
The Mountaineer congratulates the trus
tees, Miss Hampton, the superintendent, and
all others that are now operating the Haywood
County Hospital, for the splendid way in which
they are running that institution without hav
ing to call upon the burdened taxpayer for more
money. Every citizen in the county should
appreciate these hospital officials. '
A report from Washington says that the
postal department is several hundred thousand
dollars in debt this year. It seems that it
would be almost impossible for the postal
department to go in dept, when we receive at
this office between 15 and 50 letters daily from
concerns asking for free publicity about their
products instead of paying a small advertising
rate for same.
It seems, that at this time, when Post
master General Brown, is facing a deficit, it
would be wise to add a little extra postage' to
this "fake news" that is being sent out by the
tion from the manufacturing companies all ove
the country. If they won't spend their money
for advertising, make them help get the post
office department out of debt.
24 Years Ago
H . A. Osborne, a busi-
ue-?. man of Canton, was in town
Mrs. J. N. Shoolbred left Thursday
for Greenville, S. C, where Mr. Snool
bred is engaged in railroad survty-iiijr-
She will remain there- some weers
before returning.
It has been officially announced 'mat
Governor K.B. Glenn will U' in Way
nesville on May 0, and will make a
nhibition speech a: the court house.
The tramp "of ball las: f'riilay after?
noon between the Clyde boys and the
Waynesville boys vas an intoiesting
one as shown by the fact t ha:. Wayne-ville
only, made fou runs, wnile
''lyde came out with only one '.ess.
'fhe line up for the l-Vti" was as lo
tows: Clyde; Krncst Morgan, Homer
i'neje, Arthur Knsley, Vin.-o:i Jfayne.s,
John Similiters, Homer West, John
Wilson, Waldo Me"rack.(-i, KeWitt
West; Waynesville: .Harry P.'henek,
Have Russell, iiobef Sroai'lics, Roy
McCracken, Will Kdwirnn, Will
.Sinathers, Thurman Williams, Kugene
Fletcher, and Joe Turbylill. Umpire,
vV. A.Hyatt.
The eleventh year of the Waynes
ville irraifed school closes this week
1 he exercises markim: the close 1)
uan Wednesday night with :i declama
tory contest between live boys. All
1 ho boys did well but only one did
be-t; at least so thought the ,iiiil",1 .
and that one was George II. Ward
whose subject was, "We were ConqUer
i v.! are ( 'o.)i(Uori:iiV.'!
Miss. Willie Kdna McCracken dc
ifhfu'lv entertained "-number of her
Int'iuis with
'I -ill 'JlVll
' '.- .i.-.iiii! wa-
a parly at' her home -on
ja.-i Friday evening. Th
h''f trrrh'b'V ar.niversa-
For quite a spell now we have been
fed up with that noun "Depression.
It is really not news any more, we all
should have gotten used to it by now
But it still holds the front page and
makes an ..xcellent topic for political
spell-binders. It is much in use as a
synonym to explain why so muoh red
ink is being used, since the stock bub
ble was pricked, to book the business
transactions in the ledger of our daily
Science, big business, most every
body has an explanation, why it has
gotten such a strangle-hold. Many
I solutions are orrerea as itfmeuico w
cut the tentacles tnat seem 10 sap uie
very life blood out of business and
the people,
it is thought of as a calamity. But
to the writer it seems rather the red
stop signal the good Lord is setting
up on the highways of a materialistic
time. We have been exceeding the
speed limits of common sense, crowd
ed His laws on human behavior off
into the side roads and ditches in our
get-rich-quick frenzy and jazz dance
around the golden bull. But there
seems to be a green light off in the
Along with the rest of us folks, the
farmer, the foundation of any land,
and always considered slow and con-1
servative, felt his feet itch too by the
blah-blah of modern business propa
ganda and high-power salesmanship,
City life had to be transplanted on
thu "Id place, with all the new-fangled
conveniences, cars, trucks, tractors
and other expensive machinery bought
(, J to speed things up and get the money
ueiore me oilier reiiow. mat modern
salesbait, installment plan, made it
all so easy, don't you know? We were
ail riding high on the wings of a post
war prosperity. Why bother with a
iai achue.
And then the tank sprang a leak.
A few had raked in more of the loose
'h:injre of the country from those on
toe outside, who have now a lot less.
We came down with ii'thn.l j.n.i a
c headache. We are leady once
1 and she proved '.herself 11 charming i
4 :,-J
.'d r, Lee
here .Monday and renewed
giance to the old reliable.
The II; .V wood AYliittY
Springs will open to receive
June 10.
Clark's Mllinery is still diphiying
the -most beautiful, stylish and up-t-d;te.
Faster hats ever shown in Way
nesville. '.-'',-.
:,ate wa
nts', alle-
fi;i-:i:-masoss will )iisi:rvk
Thursday of next, week, May 5th,
i:'.' Ascension 1 'ay the annual commem
oratioii ol the Savior's Ascension into
iieaveu, exactly forty days after Jlis
Ue tirrection f rom the dead.
Rev. R. 1 Walker, pastor of the
t'resbytei'ian church, announces that
in his church at 8 p. 111, on Thursday
'here will be held a special Ascension
I 'ay service.
.The Knight Templars, in full dress
more to seek solace in the tralic laws
.01 leiigion am wi im t ti,.,
oat C.-lnon rules of thrift and econo
my. . Ihis change is much in evidence in
the wide open spaces of the West,
wheie, to keep on working- the old
Imme place alone, was considered out
ot laslnon, and the adding of vast
stretches by purchase, lease or rent ueen made the style and road to
uie oig money.
' . i ' .
.M.-cessuy nas again become the
leadieins to guide the farmers in some
ot these dry-farming communities thru
the mire of present day condition?.
-I here he- has figured 'it out tha: be
tween the machines and the horses as
means to work his farm, the horses
are cheaper. He can feed them the
giain ne cant get anything for. He
hnds that those cars, trucks, tractors
aim conveniences eat up a lot of e-aso.
line, oil and often, when needed most,
require costly repairs, and in turn
money, that commodity he has seen
miform, will march 111 procession xo little of in recent 'years
I'. .41, a Mo...,; t,,,,i.. i,, iw.'i . ... . . '
1 will 1 m; iiiii.n'aii. ...tiii.itr lih i i', i. : , .
i.,..,.i,f.. i,i, . . V ". "LV1S icmemuenng a
Ftdlowing the Templars all other
Masons will join in the line of march.
M mbers of all other fraternal bo
iie.. and the general public, are most
rdiaily invited to attend: this ser
vice. A special musical program is being
rranged for this occasion.
I alotaos
For lazy liver, stomach and
kidneys, biliousness, indi
gestion, constipation, head
ache, colds and fever.
10 and 35y at dealers.
of the old fashioned handcrafts again
and puts them to use. He isgrinding
his own flour, meal and grits with
nana made contraptions, his kids are
getting a lot of healthy exercise by
walking to these costly schools that
nave replaced the little red school
house of yesteryears. Horses, looked
upon as an emergency adjunct in recent-day
farming, are coming into
their own agai-, . pulling with gentle
willingness and patience plow, disk,
harrow, and drill in the old fashioned
Yes, there is a green light ahead.
Waynesville, X. C.
Teacher Now, Mary, can you tell
me to which family the gorilla be
longs? Mary No, miss, we have only lived
in our flat a month and do not know
the neighbars. ( Lustige Blatter,
Berlin). . r
Ihese warn, balmy,;
got me into the nut',,
1. Denton and gettin2
and then go tisi1In,, 6,
a number of theie u'rin
ing them out to n.hl
license is a clever m
fishermen to tell any
ee tit when they u.tu;
trips. And if yuu
ye scribe, you w,ll
such permits.
' Wlien J'"u are arum
house sometime, ((. '
land's oflice, county
him to show you )linv
county's books. :lllJl
the must simjdiiicHi n)t'
Every department f
government lias
he can tell at a m,,., c,'
much has been spulu
meiit to date. The va,
now kept it is almost
him. to go over the Lu,
me department 'accuu"
1 erred from the day C
instance every dollar "i.
on several books.
Wish it were p.H ,l,
for a newspaper as am
wood" county's books ul.
bum a 2-cent stamp ,
auditor, down on tue
charged to the slientf
clerk of the court, er :
partment, anyway, ..()r
has two cents cut ulf it
Probably few ei VVa
that the W'aynev ille ;
plant are run bv war.r
ago Mr. I). M." Kinian
from just this side
along the side of liwV..
water flows about ,j t
before passing tin.uu':i
Kroin the ice plant ,-.
Hoyd avenue and in;,
there it flows into ;i tu,
the laundry mai-hint1:
water leaves the hiund:
Kichland creek whii-h
yards from the laundry
of getting power is ju
ample of the many natu
oll'ercd here in Wayne.'
The same wati:- reft
story turns other whi
gets out of town. Mc
gets power from Riihh
same manner as 'the la
plant. This water pp'
owners of these eoiu'en
dollars every year,
'School is out! IliRh s
are standing arouini in
streets just waiting ft
the crowd to make ami
as though they have be
all winter and are now
her up. For that brai
there is nothing as gooi
broom, lawmower, or p
Now, who said anythii
dents needing exercise?
Pity the poor fellow v
ing where politicians at
mud to throw during
weeks if it doesn't rain.
Here is a good way to
about the countr" bu'yii
what they are worth m
for what they think the;
Little Dorothv came
the house crying bitteih
Mama, she soihuhL
my dolly!"
: "How did he do it?"
"I hit him on the I'.ca.
Tyrrell county farmers a.-e curing
hams this winter for the purpose of
developing a trade in this product for
the future.
If a man's aclrievcn:
bigger than, the soiiiui:
it doesn't much matter '
may be.
Two mutual exchange
organize! by Gaston Col
in recent weeks. One
poultry and be ..affiliated?
Xo. 11
For the next week we have arranged to have shown at the
Waynewood Theatre each night a special film entitled
It shows in a few minutes, how Fords are made, driven on
the rough prooving ground, and lots of interesting facts
from the main plant in Detroit.
When you attend the show this week, be sure to stay a few
minutes longer and see a picture that will stay in your mind
for time to come. Its more than an advertisement. Its
educational-be sure to see it during the next week, be
ginning tonight, Thursday. '

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