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THE WAYNESVILLE PRINTING CO.
Published Every Thursday
Waynesville, N. C.
W. C. RUSS Managing Editor
P. I). D EATON' General Manager
1 Year ?2.00
0 Months . L2
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Entered at the post office at Waynesville, N.
('., as Second Class Mail Matter, as provided un
der the Act of March 3,1879, November 20, l'JM.
THURSDAY, MAY 5, 1932
Prav without ceasinsf. Thessolonians 5:17.
NEXT SUNDAY IS MOTHER'S DAY
.Sunday, May 8, we will observe a day in
honor of the greatest and sweetest person in
all the world, our Mother. We say without
h'itancv. that Mother is the gie:itest, sweet
est person! in all tin world. Her name might
ni ' be carved in slom in the Hall of Fame, she
ii-ay not have saile 1 uncharted sea.-, to discover
unknown lands, she nu:.y iot have led the
country through difficult crises, but even those
that did these things were not as great as
She did make discoveries, she found what
was best for us when others had no suggestions
to olfer, she led us through the years when oth
ers would have not bothe-ed vilh the burden.
Her name i- the most precious there is record
ed. Wh.'ii others quit, she carried on for our
sake. When she became discouraged, we did
not know it, the unpleasant things she kept to
It seems fitting that Mother's Day should
be observed the second Sunday mi May. It is
at this time of year that the H )wers are bloom
ing and the world taking on a new appearand
after being bare and bkt-k all winter. It is a;
this time that the world seems filled with love
and makes us feel just a little closer to on
fellow man, and so il is most iitt:ng that while
we are in an atmosphere of beauty and love wt
should s t aside one day to honoi our Mother.
The u'.rld owes what it is to the mothers,
becaus.; it was our Mother that guided and di
rected us in the different paths of life. It was
from lu-r that we received the inspiration to
launch forward and make for h.- and ourselves
a name in the world that she could point to with
pride, and one that we would a1 ways carry and
know Uiat she approved. Tul:v when the woi Id
is restless, impatient and out to gain fame and
fortune, regardless of what method is used, is
the very time that we should remember the
lessons and warnings that were taught us by
Mother. Whether your mother is living, or
"has passed on to the land beyond, it seems that
it would be. worth remembering and take into
consideration this one question, "Would Mother
approve To my doing that, would she be proud
of me?" If that question could always be an
swered in the affirmative, what a different world
this would be.
We lrive taken for granted that the second
Sunday in May is Mother's Day, and we ob
serve it as urh by buying a box of candy, a
bunch of flowers, writing a love letter, or mak
ing a special effort to si i her that day, which
is all very fmo, but wouldn't it be better to ob
serve Mother's Day .'!.") days a ear? A busi
fces, man that will let his business come be
tween him and hi.- mother is usually a failure,
the same with a woman. We owe a greater
'share (f cur time to our Mother's than they
We all love our mother. We should love
her even more, for it was she that went down
to the doers of death lhat we might have life,
and 't was this unmatchable love for us that
she did this. We can never begin to repay her
for her suffering and the many sleepless nights
that she watched oyer us and even if we could,
she would not accept it. Cut there is one thing
that she will always accept, a isit or letter
If yo'nr mother has answered the roll call
the other land, we believe it would
bt a most fitting question and resolution to
answer tlvs question with "yes." "Am I living
a life that will insure me that I will be with my
Mother after I have, likewise answered the
ieaih angel's call?" If a satisfactory answer
cannot be p.iven, why not now, resolve to live
fiom 'now- on in a way that wiU sometime re
unite you with the best friend you ever had?
If the world would only resolve,, on this
Mother's Day of 1932, that from now on, we'll
live as our Mother's would have us live, we
would fluid this a much better world in
which to live. The investment is small, the
returns are large. Let's try it.
MORE HOYS GRADUATING FROM HIGH
We have ben impressed during the pa3t
three weeks by the number of boys that have
received their diploma from the high schools
of the county. A few years ago a graduating
class wa3 composed of about one boy to nve
girls Tni" year the boys rank right along with
the girls. At Clyde the boys had the same
number graduating as the girls while at Fines
Creek ther were more boys than girls. Here
at the Township High School the number of
boys was not far from being up with that ot the
girls, a 25-31 score.
The way we see tie situation is not that
the boys of "today are more ambitious and axi
ious to get an education than in years gone by
but they are induced and encouraged to get an
education today more than ever before. The
heads of thf. schools have added features in the
school work that have appealed to the boys.
They have not lost sight of the fundamentals
of a high school education, but have emphasiz
ed the fact that boys are determined to know
more than the three "R's," reading, writing,
Tw of the m:.-,t important departments
in the public schools today as far as keeping
the boys in school, are the vocational agricul
ture department and the athletic department.
We name these two departments in view of the
fact that many citizens are opposed to each of
them, but it seems that if these two depart
ments are the resasons for more boys graduat
ing, then they are worth many times the cost.
The be ys of today are the bread-winners
of tomorrow, and the world today and tomor
row is demanding more than just common labor.
Machines have been invented that do the labor
ing, but the world needs brains to keep the ma
chines busy. Then, there is some criticism
about the boys playing too much at schools.
When a bo.', makes the teams of today, you may
rest assured that he lias studied hard fiwrni his
books and has made a satisfactory grade before
lie represents his school in any gamo. This
type of playing works hand in hand with the
hardest studying any student can be expected
to do. Tho boy must attend school regularly
if he is to be on a team, and this rule encourag
es him to attend every day, which is essential.
After ali, what might have seemed to be
foolish e'epartments to add to a school system,
proved to be one of the best investments that
could have been made toward educating boys.
According to government figures, it cost
the orov?rninent $58 a page to print the Congres
sional Record, official publication of Congress.
Because of this high cost it seems that Con
gressmen tiy and see how long they can make
their speeches, then demand that they be pub
lished. One Senator last week had a speech
45 pages long, a cost of $2,610 to the taxpayers,
and the entire speech with the long-winded Con
gressman thrown in wasn't worth the cost of
THE TRICE OF MLNTAL LAZINESS
Public slolhfulness and indifference are
the best I'nend of high faxes. The increased
cost of government must be blamed on the vot
ers who hf.ve created a demand for the many
extra additions to the government, both local
and national. Then, too, the voters have not
held in check at times the lavishly money-spending
politicians who in most cases have moulded
the government and directed the spending of
the taxpayer's money to meet their own desires.
In IJ'00, the per capita cost of the general
departments of the 43 state governments was
$U!. In 1917. it was $11.40. In 1860, there
was an emr ioyee to every thousand persons in
the cot'ntry. In 192:) there wre 50. In 1931,
there were 100.
In 1()00, the federal .government' received
$7.45 per capita and spent $(5.84. In 1925, it
received $32.76 and spent $30.59. Last year,
1931, a year of severe depression, it received
only $27!02 but spjnt $34.37, leaving us with
the yawning deficit now preplexing the country.
24 Years Ago
LETTERS TO EDITOR
. vr4P inn TV HAYWOOD
' An immense crowd heard Governor
Glenn throughout a two hours' speech
for prohibition ana pieogeu t..
..cives to work and vote for prohibi
tion. Fashion note: If the new summer
'own.s have a conspicuous note at all
this year it is in their tirmnnngs
Much soutache in all widths and
neavy cotton braid are used. Tassels
are very much used wherever a place
fur them can be found. The. heavy
and line laces are fashionable.
fl YEARS AGO IN HAYWOOD
The graduation class presented
.Shakespeare's beautiful comedy, "As
i ou Like it to a packed house
ihursdav night. All the parts were
well played but the leading parts of
Kosalmd oy Miss Hazel Killian, Ceha
by Miss Lucile Satterthwait, Duke
Frederick by George D. Cole, Orlando
by George II. Ward, and Adam by
illiam il. Smathers were almost pro
U'aynosviiie is making a light ior
the Methodist Oliatauiiua to locate
Mr. W. L. Hardin of Saunook w.is
a business visitor to Waynesville Sat
urday. Mr. I'. I., l'revost accompanied his
wife to Asheville last Saturday even
ing and returned Sunday. Mis. l're
vost remained' for a week's v isit with
,u r sister, Mrs. Voder.
Miss Adorn Sm;tihei returned
Monday -from a vi-it to her coumii,
Mrs. Walter Chancellor, in I.os .Angel
A Very delight ful meeting-of the
Bridge Club wa.-'held hut Friday a!-
icn ii at the home '( Miss .Je.-ie
Mi s Carrir' S:;c A lams .-pent Tucs
i day in A'shcvili.c.
I On behalf of the ladies of : W M. K
. Church we' are roipictod to thank thf
, i'.- . n'l : ...... t I,.:. ..
liverymen. oi avnesuu n' 1
generous olfer to haul the delegates
to the; Woman's Missionary Society
annual meetine' to their respective
Waynesville, N. C, April J. 1932.
Editor of Waynesville Mountameet.
Dear Su : . . ,,
Having read your editorial in thJ
last week's issue on me suujtu
soldier legislation, and the so called
r uti,.n I desire to thank you
conus tjucnw, - , - .
for the kindly interest and honest
sympathy that you expressed therein.
'"1 uUo"wi.-h to express my appre
ciation to Col. S. A. Jones of Way
nesville for the article he wrote, which
1 think is a timely warning to out
people, to abandon party politics, and
elect men to office who are most cap
able and above all most patriotic; mot
to send the cheap politician who has
selfish motives, just because he hap
pens to belong to your gang.
t rtii. tw it is a disgrace that
Congress and Senate have made the
soldier who sacrificed everything to
r.-uf ; tilth and stink of bloody war,
who fought to vindicate the honor of
his country, and now to ue
fnnt.hnH. do vou not think it
a damnable outrage that the brave
patriots should be pauperized and
objects of charity, and the war dodger
taunting him of putting a price on
patriotism; let me tell you ngnt now
thMt. if our soldiers had been the mer
cenary type of men, the war would
, u w,n mm hv Germany, and our
I see where forme- .
has returned to th,.
one of his usual lnrur f
this one only being j
wiuii interest tne pj-e rt.
recent speech, which b-JjCi
the narrow-mindedness 0f,"
Senator. Once I was lu.
make one of his r!owe"i--l"'r:
the Senate, when all oi'YP
happened to look itir0 tile 5,
and saw there a ww'n '
pondent for a eiv xZ'.,''
had just sent to his oat,,.
belore a news story ;
speech made by the Alabama
ell, -sir, the next momcfl
I'll never forget. H citing
on that correspondent u-tK
he was worth. He called' k'
thing that he cound get bi
the funny part Was the
was taken it all down in
and the story appeared in''
lr.orning's paper m ew y
neonle would have ba I to om
dictates of a German emperor anc
not forget that our Govei
not now be loaning money io uu cu
t-mv we fought again but wculd
Vh,,o lippn navmtr billuns or dollars
Initomnitv to them
I'emnerors' royal dt mand.
If you will
in the people:
insert these few lines
,' forum, shall deem it
;oee' ful iv,-ERGU.SOX.
Local banks in Columbus County
assisted the tobacco growers in buy
ing 100 spray pumps for controlling
t!v blue mold disease in tobacco beds.
He ever, went so far as -o
if he (Heflin) was. to bore
neads of the newspaper 'm
that he would find nothir,
and eggs where brains ou
That was a pretty hard 1
newspaper men get so used'
that they feel slighted if t
get them hard and often.
n County cotton growers have
onlercil another supply of pedigreed
Mexican seed from the .Experiment
Station plots to further upgrade the
cotton of that county.
Now, Heflin conies cm
statement that since he has
nied a seat in the Senatt
just begun the fight. . pM
perhaps' he needs some ham
where his brains 'ought to b(
then; would be something
but its doubtful now.
About the best thing yo1
the rest oi the week between
of 3 and 5) p. m. is to attend
jot meetings being held at it
I church. Kev. 11. . iiaticoa
ng some inspiring and u;i
WAYNESVILLE AS A HIGHWAY CKLNTEK
When Highway 281 is paved, leading into
Waynesville from Brevard and .South' Carolina,
we will be conlnccted with the section of the
country from where most all the tourists come,
South Carolina, Ceorgia and Florida. This new
improved highways will save approximately 70
miles for the tourists and will bring them over
one of the most beautiful scenic highways east
of the Rockies.
Waynesville is destined to become the high
way center of Western North Carolina. We
already have Highway No. 10, "Main Street of
North Carolina," 'passing through here. When
Highway No. 284 is paved and the Soco Gap
l oad completed into the park, with Highway No.
209, which leads to Knoxville, and has always
proved to be a popular drive with the tourists,
these highways are certain to aid in bringing
many tourists to Waynesville.
Very few cities the size of Waynesville can
boat of as many leading highways entering
and passing through their city as can Waynes
ville. Where there are lots of good roads and
scenery as found in and near Waynesville the
tourists Will be found in large numbers.
These figures show a rapid increase dur
ing the past-few years, but as we stated in the
beginning, we voters and taxpayers are respon
sible for this increase. It has been demanded
and spent. We have had our dance and now
it is timj to pay the fiddler.
The gcvernment l? not a business institu
tion, the enly income it has is through taxes,
and if the citizens demand that .the government
put on more--"overhead". then we will necessari
ly have to increase J the government's income
by increasing our taxes.
In 1929 the citizens of Haywood county
spent an average of $166.91 each, according to
state statistics. The largest amount was $437.
33, by the citizens of Pasquotank county, while
the lowest was $55 for Brunswick. Th,e ave
rage for the state was $234,21. This shows
that we must think seriously about trading at
home Although Haywood ranks 39th in the
state, there is still room for improvement,
cross railroad cms
'Afraid of an accident
"No a broken spring."
Joe, do you think, the newspaper
will be replaced b ythe radio?
No, no, you can't swat the flies
with a radio.
Street Car Conductor.
are you my little girl "
Little Boston Girl: "If the corpor
ation doesn't object, I'd prefer to pay
full fare and keep my own statistics."
"Pa," sud little Peter, "what, is it
that occurs once in a minute, twice in
a week and yet only once in a year?"
"I give up, my son. What?"
"The letter 'e'."
I'otts: "I hear your daughter mar
ied a struggling young man."
I'i'f.s: "Well, he struggled hard,
,ut. he didn't get away."
"You're a fine one, coming all the
way to New York and then failing in
your druggists' examination."
"Well, how was I expected to re
member whether the min red chicken
went in the second or fourth deck "
Carage roem- Oily to bed and cijy
to -rise, is the. fate of us, grease and
Mrs. Simnionds glanced at tho brief
headline. "Bank Robbed. Police at
: "Now, Now, look at that K.l" she
ejaculated. "Here's a big city bank
broke into by burglars,, and th'. city
police force alt off iishin' somewhere!''
The Kid: "Pop, if you go to the.
umbrella store, they will get you back
your umbrella." h
Pop: "They will?" ;
The Kid: "Yes ;. they have a sign
in the wintlow that reads: 'We recov
er your umbrellas'." .
"You have ten potatoes and have
to divide , them between three persons.
What do vou do?"
Did you ever stop to think that the average
person eats a ton of food a year?
Father: "Young man, I under.? ra nil
you. have made advances to my daughter."-
Young Jinn: "Yes. I wasn't going
to say anything about it. but Mll((i
you have mentioned it. wish you could I
get her to pay , me mack."
-Did' the doctor cure vour insom
"No, he tried, to pull the wool over
"AN hy ( what do you mean "
"He told me to count sheip until
I went to sleep."
The tourist rushed into the village
shop. "I want a quart of oil, some
petrol, a couple of spark-plugs, a five
gallon can, and four pie ti'ni" '
"All right," replied the enterpris
ing clerk, "and you can assemble 'er
io the back room if you want to."
E A G L E
Every Day is Bargain Day
Avith us here arc
SPECIALS EXTRA SPECIAL
Ladies' Bed Room shoes, a
regular 39c seller,
Ladies' handkerchiefs, a
bargain at 2 for 5c, special
for Friday 5 for
men's ties. A 50c a
value. For Friday uDC
Beautiful 22 x 40 toAvels.
A 25c value. For ia
Saturday only lUC
Here's a real special.
We Avelcome you to take
part in the TRADE DAYS
Get a card from us and
complete your sentence.
Thanking; you for past
favors and assuring vou of
the best service in the fu
ture, Ave are, yours for
L. E. HAMRICK, MGR.
Tho" Transylvania- Time'
cast a rather compliiiK'niar
uliis way, which is being repi
because of the coniplmiHi;
cause the project which il:
refers to, i.s of a great Impi
a 1 AVestern N'orth (.'ai'ulii
. "Waynesville Is - idi- A
"If this newspaper were
real orchid hoquets., iast we
ers-would have gone tu the
ville Mountaineer, a live ntv
a wide a wake town, Contrii
Route 284, Editor V- t. Kus
clearly stated the true yah
highway to the people who
seived .by it, but he hit a.
when he said: 'We must er
maud tor anything before
"l'eople of Transylvania .
in past years too content
things alone and hope for t
come, even as the leaves ai
come in the springtime. N
Waynesville. The people oi
munity have been digging in
lighting the odds that were
their way, going over, arou
or through the obstacles t!
stall moist comiiiunities. ,'.
have made it pay. t arioad
load of cattle, bushel--after
af pies, farm products that
and continue to sell, schools
land highways these are so
things that the WaynesvU
has gone after and got.
"People in Brevard slwa
ciate the spirit, of the W
Mountaineer, and should ci!
spiration from the a'ggre;i
the people who make the M
community one of the -best :'
ADAM NEVKh' KM
Of all the men the world h
Since Time his rounds l
Theie's one I pity W'
Earth's first and . foremo?:.
And then I think what fun
. By failing to enjoy
The wild delights of youth-Mi
He never was a boy.
He never stubbed his 'nate
Against. a root or stane.
He never with a pm hock
Along the brook alone.
He never sought the bumiJ
' Among the daisies cey.
Nor felt its businessmen!)
tie never was a hoy.
He never hookey played n:
The ever ready pad
Down in t he a lie y a i :
To trusting Fido's tail;
And When he home
His happiness to cut :.
No slipper interfered. ae
. He never was a i" :,-.
He might refer to splenda;
'Mong Eden's bow.-. Je
He never acted Romeo
To a six-year Juliet.
He never sent a va'en""-'
" Intended to annoy t
A good but, maideA r.uv--
He never was a bov.
it .,- t-;-.
lie ne L-i t ut c '. r.
Nor hid an Easier eft-
He never ruined hj? l"J
A playing mumble P;.
He never from the aUK
A coon-hunt to ,
To find "the old man
He never was a bo-
I pity him. AVhy
I even drop a w? t
IT A .JS.I- 'lmr hV H'ul-
llt." viiu uuv .v...''- . -
Ha never will, I aV ..,!
And when the scenes w I
My growing muni .
I think of him, ea"
. ...id A DO?"
T. C. Harbaugh, m 1C
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