THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 1933
THE WAYNESVILLE MOUNTAINEER
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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 193.
EVERGREENS AT THE COURTHOUSE
Quite a bit of interest is being manifested
here on the planting of shrubbery and the land
scaping of the courthouse grounds. Practically
all of this interest is being shown by the wom
en's clubs of the city and of the county. About
the only interest any men have shown has been
by the commissioners and one or two others
directly connected with the matter.
The Mountaineer is of the opinion that no
county the size of Haywood has a courthouse
as beautiful as ours, and certainly not a finer
view and surroundings than Haywood's and
anything that can be added to this natural
beauty, should at least be in keeping with the
building and its environment, and not done
The women's clubs maintain that a land
scape architect should be brought here to lay
out the grounds and place the shrubbery; while
the commissioners feel that the county treasury'
would not warrant such a thing, when the
shrubs .that are donated can be set out by local
gardners. Each of these have their points, and
can readily be seen through by the opposing
party. We believe.
The women go farther. They say they
Can get the services of an expert gardner here
free of charge, if the commissioners will let
him take charge of things. The women will
even go so far as to give suppers and public
entertainments to raise money to help pay for
some of the evergreens, they say.
We enjoy looking at flowers, evergreens
and trees as much as anyone, and we believe
there should be some of all these on the court
house lawn, but just where we don't know. Per
haps the women and the commissioners can get
together on the expert gardner matter and get
him here to decide and satisfy all.
This paper will back any movement to get
this done, but in any event, whether done by an
expert or not. why should the beauty of the
courthouse be hid behind shrubbery ?
It would be better to plant shrubbery in
front of some of these fallen down houses on
Main street, and hide them rather than hide
the beauty of the courthouse.
Although we feel that some evergreens
would help at the courthouse.
Last week at the Rotary Club, Judge Clem
ent making a short address that hit the nail
squarely- on the head, in referring to the cause
of .so' much crime today. Judge Clement sumed
it up in six words, "Lack of training in the
The speaker cited incident after incident
where this was true. The average youth today
does not have any responsibility and runs and
does what he pleases when he pleases, and in
many cases he finds himself in the court.
A parent does a child a great injustice to
let them have an automobile, is the opinion of
GETTING THINGS DONE
Judge J. H. Clement holding court here
for the first time last week certainly pushed
things along, not at a "break neck speed," but
he kept moving along.
Judge Clement remarked during a conver
sation, that when he had anything to do he
liked to get it finished and done with. What
better motto could the world adopt todav than
The general tendancy, we find, it that we
like to put olf things and follow the line of least
resistance, but we usually find when we get to
the end of that line we are swamped under in
work to do and little accomplished.
We have never believed much in the
groundhog as a weather prophet, but we admit
he certainly is a good guesscr.
A smile pays bigger dividends on the in
vestment than anything we know of.
DON'T EXPECT CHARITY WHEN YOU
DON'T TRY TO WORK
As spring approaches, and the call comes
to everyone to go out into the wide open places
and work in the gardens and fields, we wonder
if the destitute families of the state can see
where they can help themselves and not depend
entirely upon charity for another winter.
This winter hundreds have been kept from
sutfering by the relief workers of this and other
counties, but now it seems it is the time of
year when the destitute begin to make plans to
care for themselves from now on, with the aid
of the relief worker in providing seeds and so
on in a few instances.
Most everybody was given help during the
past winter without a very rigid investigation,
, but from now on, we understand that those not
willing to help themselves will be given little
or no help in the future.
Plans as made at the governor's office along
this line has just been received here and reads
"A comprehensive state-wide farming pro
gram designed to produce a sufficient amount
of food and feetstuffs to supply the needs of
North Carolina's destitute families has been
formulated through the joint efforts of the
Governor's Office of Relief and the agricultural
extension division of North Carolina State Col
lege. "Four definite objectives are proposed:
"1. To aid every relief family living on a
farm, whether owner or tenant, to produce
food, including gardens and farm crops, and
feed crops of sufficient variety and quantity for
home consumption and to conserve fruits and
vegetables for winter use.
"2. To transfer from the cities and towns
to farms as many as possible of those families
now living in town but who have had farm ex
perience. "."":. To promote subsistence gardens in
towns and cities.
"1 To establish, under competent super
vision in the vicinity of towns and cities, com
munity farms -on which relief workers -living
in the towns would produce food.
"The central administration of the pro
gram will be in charge of the-Ciovernor'h Office
of Relief and the agricultural Extension Divis
ion of State College. The details of putting the
plan into practice in each county will be the
responsibility of the person who is now serving
as relief director, aided by a local advisor coun
cil composed of the present relief committee,
the board of agriculture and representatives of
the public. The county farm agents, home
demonstration agents, and teachers of agricul
ture and home economics, in counties where
such exist, will actively assist the county relief
director in carrying out the program.
"Already steps have been taken to put the
program into action. Letters of instruction to
agricultural extension workers and county re
lief directors have already ben written by
Dean I. O. Schaub of State College and Dr, Fred
W. Morrison, State Director of Relief.
"The leaders in the movement feel that
if properly put into effect it will virtually eli
minate the needs for public expenditures for
food and feed during the coming summer and
next winter. As an added incentive to promote
the movement it is planned to deny financial
assistance to destitute families in the future
unless they agree to produce their own food."
RATTLESNAKES DO NOT JUMP
Contrary to popular fancy, rattlesnakes
cannot jump, writes Dan. Heard in the Febru
ary issue of "Hoys' Life," the monthly journal
of the Boy Scouts of America. A rattlesnake
can .strike only the distance that his head is
reared off the ground. And Mr. Beard asserts
that a rattler's age can not be determined by
its rattles, saying: "The rattles are subject to
accident and a very old snake may have only
one and a very much younger snake may pos
sess seven or eight." Mr. Beard also reports
that although "he has handled and seen all
native snakes under all sorts of conditions, he
has never known of a snake to swallow its
young when in danger."
MOST MURDERERS ESCAPE IN NEW YORK
.- CITY '-'- '
"New York City makes it officially known
that there were 439 murders in that vast com
munity during the year 1931 and thirty con
victions," points out Don C. .Seitz, famous
newspaperman, in the February issue of the
"Moose Magazine," monthly journal of the
Loyal Order of Moose. "Thus justice was met
ed out in a little more than one in fifteen cases,
which indicates that the chances for getting
off clear arc pretty good. On its face," writes
Mr. Seitz, "this is a horrible record."
Some farmers enjoyed the recent Wintry
blast, as it gave them an opportunity to attend
court without being classed as not wanting to
attend to their business.
BEVERLY HILLS. I made a fast
'trip in an aeroplane the other day.
'That is 205 miles an hour in a com
mercial plane, regular passenger run.
Hut it made me think of trips I had
made in the same type ol plane. A
fast one with the legs pulled up, that
I used to makt. trips in. That was
the famous plane owned by Hal Roach
the movie producer that makes you
laugh in the theatre after some of
our long pictures have either made
you cry or cuss.
But making this last trip my
thoughts naturally went to Captain
Jimmy Dickinson, and its of hi.ii that
I want to talk about. One of the finest
pilots, one of the finest men that it
has ever been my fortune to meet and
know. Here he was flying all around
back and forth across the U .S. in a
single day carrying Mr. Roach or his
business associates on the quickest
business trips ever made in the world.
He was in that same plane of Mr.
Roaches, piloting Mr. Edmund Loew,
son of Marcus Loew of the Great
Loew circuit of movie theatres. He
and a friend were making a tour of
the world to see their various theatres.
They had shipped the plane to Aus
tralia, then flew all over Australia,
then flew it all the way from there to
I China, then from China across India,
1 essopoiamiu, rersia, to cario, men
the whole length of Africa, and were
on their way back and into Europe,
then home, so you see they were on
the very home stretch. Bad field, and
the engine stalled on the take oft'. Up
only a little ways, no chance, crash,
other two safe. He went. Why, none
of us know.
Judged by every moral' and manly
standard that anyone who knew him
could judge, fate dident give him a
square deal. But maby fate dont run
those thing-. Maby somebody- sees
-onifbody they need and (hey just
teach out and .'-rt em. Well if our
Supieme Being needed a real man. He
used splendid judgment- in. His seicc-ti'-n.
lie will be :i worthy addition to
that company, m mailer huw .-select
it iiv.iy be. They will be .proud of.
'Mrs. Rnaeh and her friends who are
not a viation cnthu.: ia.- l.i at all, but
would ;.o to Siberia with Captain Dick-!
in-rift. "' He is the only pilot that I
know of that ever Pooled a nation.'
Loach and Loew flew to Santiago Chili
!th him iii four or five days, some
oi.ii i. dou- time, to fly -the Andes the
next morning to Buenos Aires. They
le it earlier than they had expected.
Well its a military field, and they
dident properly check out, or some
technicality, (maby it was the start
ing of technocracy) but anyhow they
just took off. The andes . to Jimmy
was just a -high hedge fence, and he
took it in stride. He made Buenos
Aiies for breakfast. But Chili com
menced getting hot, all kinds of stor
ies, two movie magnates had taken
a lot of gold out of the Country, and
all kinds of yarns.
Well they then went on up the
coast to Brazill to Rio Janeiro. Now I
made that trip around and on up the
east coast of South America from Rio
Janerio, clear up to Cuba and Miami,
but it must be done in a sea plane or
amphibian. Theirs being a land plane
solely, they had to come back by the
west coast like they had gone down,
so Chili (figured they had em, because
they had to come back through there,
but they figured without Captain Dik
inson. He looked on the map and saw
that right straight west of them was
Peru, but about three thousand miles
awav. Well he finds one landing field
away out there just north of Para
guay, at a place called Carambauy,
which had only been approached from
the south and not from where he was.
So Roach said, "Let her go Jimmy!"
And he did. Roach savs it was the
greatest flight he t.ver saw, and those
American pilots on the regular runs
down there say it was a masterpiece
of navigating, and judgment. So he
hit the Pacific Ocean north of Chili.
If vou dropped down in thosc jun
gles there was no hitch nicking to
town. Thev after wards got it straigh
tened up with Chili. It was all a miss
understanding. But that trip of Jim
mys was no misunderstanding, that
was a real fact. Just before he start
ed on his last trip he come up to my
house to talk about a long hop of
about nine thousand miles that I had
just made a few months before, from
Singapore India to Cario Egypt. There
is just one line across there like a
western trail for the early 4'J'ers.
Owing to various .'difficulties there
was no way of getting the body home
for burial, so one of America's finest
men, member of that new and adven
turous calling, lies buried with the
great Victoria Falls as his headstone.
The next long trip I make is going to
be that trip from Europe to Capetown,
the whole length of Africa an,d I am
going to those Falls, but not to see
1!)33, McXaught Syndicate, Inc.
The Waynesville Mountaineer, .
Waynesville, N. C.
i.N RK LEGISLATIVE ACT PER
MITTING THE CUTTING OF
CHESTNUT AND OF ACID
WOOD ON YOUR WATERSHED.
Does the people approve of human
beings walking and working, cutting
and otherwise contaminating their
It seems a dangerous way to raise
such a .-mall anion: that will bo se
cured, by the sale of this chestnut
and ucid wood, your water may be
contaminated and destroy many lives
from this invasion, it is unthinka
b!e that the iisk should be taken for
such a small pittance, especially as a
considerable income is derived in
Waynesville from tourists stopping
there and if they learn of this they
...;n ;.. w.,..,...:ii : 1 1
win give iiujucaniie a wine uertn.
If I were not so much in love with
Waynesville and did not desire it:
welfare so greatly I would not men
tion this to you, because I would not
care, but if you have a few cases of
typhoid fever your .tourist business
will be destroyed for a long time.
Assuring you of my great interest
in Waynesville and hoping that you
will your influence to get the people
.:o. consider what they are doing, and
with all good wishes to you, I am,
Yours very truly,
A FRIEND OF WAYNESVILLE
24 Years Ago
THE . COURTHOUSE GROUNDS
(Written by request.)
1 notice that work is going for.
waul rapidly on the courthouse
grounds. Those who are promoting
this work are to be commended great
ly for their interest and public spirit,
but I am . wondering if there is any
definite plan for the planting of
trees and shrubs, I mean by that
:.ny phn of an experienced landscape
In the first place I fell the keenest
disappointment when I attended the
tret- planting sponsored by the va
rious wo men's .organizations of Hay
wood county and iw that straight
low of trees set out ii'ound the drive
way. There is no . )ot in all the
world where nature rets anything
out . in straight row: v The proper
placing" and tho proper, grouping
the Ltijte trees in their proper .place,
the evergreens in theirs and smaller
: hi ubbcry aecordiagly make all the
difference in the pleasing effect on
th-.' eye and mind of the beholder
We are all experienced amateurs
when it comes to landscaping, and
personally I would no more trust an
amateur opinion about it than I
would a plumber in an operation for
appendicitis. By all means an ex
perienced hand should have designed
a plan and it is not too late now.
I understand that some public-spirited
men near here, who are trained in this
particular line, have offered their
Certainly we as citizens of Hay
wood county want it done right. We
do not want to look at it the rest of
our lives with a feeling: of displeas
ure. We do not want future gener
ations to pity our mistakes- We do
not want outsiders to drive along our
streets and highways through the
centuries to come and criticise our
poor taste. Let's do it right.
MRS. W. T. CRAWFORD
Feb. 14, 1933.
(Taken from tile of Feb. 12. lftOy
Mr. J. G. Jones is awarded vt-r.i;
or $5,5U0 for the loss of a leg v
superior court here. "1:
generally conceded that the v.. .
diet was just and right.'"'
New law firm is formed here. II, i
W. T. Crawford formed partner-!.:;
with Messrs. Felix Alley and T. ('.
Waynesville was visited by a : i.
rible electrical storm la.-t Frida-.
night. The rain fell in torrents ac
companied by a display of lightnin
Advertisement of the firm of Le.
and Mock reads. "Returning Prosper
ity. We find by comparison with our
sales for the last year (that we are
running $1000 to $1200 a month ahea.i
of last year."
An advertisement for Mitchell, Mc
Cracken & Co., is advertising men
clothing at cost, with the heading,
"A Dollar Saved Is A Dollar Made."
A legal notice for the town of Way
nesville relative to a change in water
works act is signed by Mayor J. R.
Morgan and J. H. Howell, Clerk.
The Embroidery Club met at the
Kenmore Hotel last Friday.
Among those on the honor roll for
last month were: William Hannah,
Frank Davis, Hearst Burgin, Bonner
Ray, Bessie Boyd, Lois Harrold, Joe
Tate, Linwood Grahl, George Ward
and Joe Turbyfill.
22 YEARS AGO IN HAYWOOD
(Taken from file of Feb. 17. 1911
A long list of court cases and ver
dicts are given in this issue.
Governor Kitchen is expected t ar
rive and deliver address.
road Coming. Men at Work
Tennessee Line and Forces to Be I'u'.
On A: Other Points."
A big salvage sale' is now on at
Leo & Mock's Store.
Dr. Thos- Stringfield left the first
cf this week for the Eastern part of
the state whera he will begin the in
spection of the military companies.
Editorial: "Advertising as a force,"
It is so unique, interesting, scholarly.
and timely that we feel every reader
of the Courier will not only be highly
entertained by its perusal, but great
ly informed and benefitted. Oh, how
we do need advertising, or publicity
for Waynesville and Haywood County.
Wonderful possibilities lies in the
future for this section, and advertis
ing in the wand will change them to
CARD OF THANKS
We wish to thank our friends for
the kindness and sympathy shown us
during the sickness and death of our
husband and father.
Mrs. W. M. Francis and Children-
"Dp you remember when we met
in the revolving door?"
"Goodness, yes! That was when
we started going around together
JUST A TIP-
You need no longer throw those old shoes a wry. Just
bring them to us and we'll return them to you al nost as
good as new.
"The Trade Is Not Closed Until You Are Satisf.ed"
THE CHAMPION SHOE SHOP
E. T. Duckett, Prop.
MAIN ST. NEXT WESTERN UNION
Brother Of Mrs.
Zeb Alley Dies
A- message was received here of
the death of Mr. James Davis, native
and long resident of Clay County. Mr.
Davis died on Sunday, February 12.
due to pneumonia, and was buried
Monday af teroooTi near Hayesville,
X. C, Mr. Davis is a brother of Mrs.
Zeb Allev of .Waynesville, N. C. .
Bewitching Beauty Sinks Into a
Pauper's Grave. Petted Darling of
Gay European Resorts Tastes Life's
Bitter Dreks. See Her Picture and
Kead Her Stary in The American
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