THURSDAY, MAY 17, 19
THE WAYNES VILLE MOUNTAINEER
THE WAYNES VILLE PRINTING CO.
Wavnesville, N. C.
W. C. RUSS Editor
W. C. Russ ami M. T. liridges, I'ubli-luTs
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THURSDAY, MAY 17. lKil
REV. R. A. SENTELLE
Several columns could he written about the
life of the late Rev. U. A. Sentelle, and we know
of few men that de-erve it more than he. but
the mere :-;! ateineiit that he was truly a Christ
ian gentleman covers the subject.
Of the many things that he did lor this
co-Miity, there is one. tiling that ha- inipres-el
us more than any other: besides his beinyr 'i
Christian gen'Ji.'inan ; although more than eighty
years old, lie returned to school to sillily and
leant tnoi e about the world.
Few people today care about learning any.
.thing more afier they reach the age of forty,
or at least do not care enough about it to go to
school and-study: but 'Rev. Mr,. Sentelle .was
diU'erent. he was continually doing some'.hing
to make himself mot e useful in his community,
fiiul any person doing that can truly be termed
as having attained 'the best there is in life.
WHAT A 1501 T IT CANTON?
In all fairness io the strangers who travel
through this section, it seems that whoever is
responsible for placing the sign "To New Col
lege via. Canton" on Highway No. 1 at the in
tersection of Highway No. 10!), which leads in
from Hot Springs and Fines Creek, should tear
It is true, that New College can easily x
reached by going to Canton and then back up
the Pigeon Valley, but why direct people to go
ten or twelve miles out of their way just in
i rder to get them through a certain town or
This paper doesn't want it to appear that
Waynesville is "up in alio air" over the matter
we are only taking the position that it is un
fair to the traveling public who depend entirely
on signs for directions.
Death Row at the state penitentiary is
chuck full. The largest number of condemned
in the history of the state are awaiting the
turning on of the current 25 of them.
Special and pressing pleas are being made
'to get their sentences commuted and Pardon
Cnmniissiouer Gill is working into nights try
ing to clear up each case as he comes to it,
but, manifestly. with all of the details connect
ed with such instances, delays are unavoidable.
The circumstance is suggestive. Why such
a number of men' condemned to death, in' North
. , The only answer is that it is a retlex of the
wave .of criminality that is sweeping the whole,
country and not sparing- this commonwealth.
Crime has never been so prevalent or so
vicious. Human life has obviously never been
cheaper. . .
In view of which facts it is not a propi
tious moment to be advocating clemency and
leniency in dealings with those who insist upon
plying their murderous trade. : v
Campaigns for the elimination of capital
punishment in North Carolina might well be
postponed until the homicidal mania has toned
down a little. Charlotte Observer.
Fashion journal says; "Stripes are most
fashionable this year." That ought to make
the Leas fed jus-t a little better. , '
The world looks most selfish to the most
None are bored if you talk about them in
stead of yourself.
Read all the medicine ads and you'll feel
all the symptoms.
Voting your ticket straight is good politics,
but bad patriotism.
Wives listen best to their husbands when
they talk in their sleep.
About the only place now to find "home
cooking" is at the restaurant.
PRESS AUENTING THE MOUNTAINS
The Charlotte Observer believes that West,
wn North Carolina needs a press agent "with
funds." The Charlotte newspaper thinks the
press agent should have "ample funds", to en
able him to tell the country about the climate
and other attractions of the mountain country.
In other words, this .section needs advertising.
The Times-News and other newspapers of this
.section and all progressive citizens are agreed
that The Observer is right. Western North
Carolina could be advertised with profit to the
entire section. Here is The Observer's view
point of the matter.
"What the North Carolina mountain region in
.du.iinjr '.he Great Smoky Mountains National Park
needs i.- a pre-, avein,. of the right sort, with ample
funds to enable linn to tell the balance of the country
what it J'". .: ii'. t know abo-ul the climate and oilier attraction-
for summer vacationists an. I tourists.
"Asheville for a u'eneration and more has served
,v II itself ami North Carolina in brin'injr tourists and
wirt'tiuiiists t'i that seel ion, and long uv it eame to
jiass that when a person ill New York or Chicago, or
i-l-evvh'-iv in the Ka.st or Middlewe.-t, thought of Xoith
Ca.'i.lina mountains he thought of Asheville.
'Put I here arc numri .us resort plaees and tfl'pat
iim'!- ('. Ni.iih Carolina mojiitains jus: as attract iv
a. A heviile, and many of the ,n ,nVi int' l.v-i summer
lempcratiiio, that the outside world has never heard
about. When thc-c nuiino'ous 'other places Invome even
as well known to the country at large as Asheville,
then a great increase in the number of summer visitors
to Wi-tern r:h Carolina may lie expeeted.
Tl.r Imiii-i and '. amt nrni-st bu.-ine-s coulil be
, Inpcil in a few .-.!. into one oi Nort h Carolina's
greatest -ounce, of 'wealth and lev. -nue bringing bll
Ti.,i:. r ddlai.-, into the slate aiin.ially if adequate
in!'..i mat en ale.:. our moiiiilain attiac'ioh- could be
pr.,;.e.! and a ie.inleiv .- pi ea.l in Oiom- a lea- i.f the
when- t heie a i e no on tin tain- or tun-
,;,.! 1 1 1 . 111- ill July and Augu.-I."
from other seel ions are attracted
W I.I .
to Western Xoith Carolina by the climate and
scenery. The climate i, perhaps, the slronges;
.-drawing ' card. The mountain country, -with
its manifolil natural beauties, or scenery, is a
close sicond to climate. People do not come
here to' visit great cities cr see the things the
cities alford. They do not come for the things
that can be seen and obtained in other jxirts of
the country. They come for the mountain
climate .and scenery and for the peace and quiet
eondit ions foiind in the country or in. all of the
smaller 'places.' The natural resources and tit
tractions of the section should be advertised.
It is not necessary for Western North
Carolina to spend money to give tourists the
things they have at home, or the things to be
obtained anywhere throughout the country,
They should lie olfered what Nature lias so
lavishly bestowed on the mountain country
just the natural beauty and attractions of the
section and its wonderful climate. (These have
not been adequately advertised in the past.'
Asheville is due the appreciation of all of Wes
tern North Carolina for efforts and expendi
tures to make the section known to the country
and the world. Other towns have done some
thing in that direction, but not so much as
The big fact for consideration of the people
of the section, however, is that the opportunity
to advertise is knocking at our 'doors. The
greatest period of tourist business is lust be
ginning. A press agent, with "funds, is need
ed in every Western North Carolina city and
town,- Hendersonville Times-News.
A SECOND OR A UORTY-SE EM II,
WHICHEVER YOU PREFER
A study made late in November. 1!);:.
showed that among all the states onlv hlorida
led North Carolina in the default of cities, towns
and other tax districts. In Florida there were
;2: uniits in default ; in North Carolina there
were 2( 1. There Were more than twice as manv
units in default in North Carolina than in the
t hird state in the list. These 'figures were read
in the senate on'. Monday, by Senator Neelv in
the debate on the municipal bankruptcy bill.
These North Carolina cities and towns mav
look upon the municipal bankruptcv bill as a
means of "rescue" from the financial situation"
in which they find themselves. Indeed, it mav
make it possible to carry on proper municipal
functions in cities and .towns' where essential
services have been sacrificed in an eifoyi fruit
less or otherw ise to make the. payments due on
indebtedness. It may mean that bankers and
bond holders will have to join school teachers
and other public servants in sharing the sacri
fices of hard times. In such a sharing there is
an undoubted element of justice.
North Carolina, however, must find more
shame than justice in the fact that more of its
tax units are in default than all the defaulting
tax units combined in 32 other States. Such a
disproportionate default cannot be excused on
grounds of poverty. There has been poverty in
all of the other 32 States which must combine
to equal North Carolina's number of defaulting
units. In North Carolina there has been not
only poverty and hard times but extravagance
and carelessness in contracting obligations and
in providing for their payment.
This is not a very pleasant spectacle for
North Carolina for, however, one may look at
it, there is no room for any state pride in such
a demonstration of default.- Raleigh News and
( Ol'NTY CANIilDATKS A N I
COUNTY FI.VANi KS IN HAY
WOOD 'I he piin.ary ehvtl.n i i...: t'tif -lX
ami the usual cm.ii of pati ot .- ;.- vi.--
il.le over The t.n.ii-.. I' ..ti.e'l
crops wete a- jitent.tu;, le .v v.. 11 it
would a,, for H .ywo .d. If i.-iy ma:,
who is running vote- !'..r bin. -elf land
it is understood that all doj, who w:li
vote for the other fellow'.' I: j. ,-jjr-niheant
that t.'.e.-e candidate- do i,t
Kive any -tat . n-ient of ju.-t what tl.ey
would .-t sii'l IVa- if elected. Ii w.ul-:
i.,. ui. fail l a.-1, t. m i ea. f
pledge- i, ao'ance of the future, nut
there aie ertain yeiooa! i.n - of
action ami e, .i, .mv .a v. hi-ch -la'.-
l: ii! -!j..u:! i e i.oaee K -pc naliy j
a unda'it :.r.. ti.e candidate- !',. i..,un-1
ty l.'vmmi. - ;.i r. -e Woiii,i- wh '. '
I he pay :-' - rail a.el vol'.. . -, o;
soouiil I.e. hard.
it .,- a:. o:'aa..tc. thai our people
liOt t.i.i- Wn! ill.- oetole clfc-.oi
ami then e v.-1 ;. a.. ,dy seem.- to fo.e. at!
lotit county all'airs for the next twu
Jcai.-. Hur county politic- are pa-i
lindin.LC out. And nil; county aitair.-.
also .-rem pa-t lindir.o out. die
Oi:.ir;:mi; .l' the lloatii of County
( nminis.- c.nei ,- i- a candidate fur re
election, .ii : 1 hc'K-ve tnat souk- of
the oil hoaid al-o wr-li tv I'v ile-.-leJ.
d'i.i- old !)o.l,, I,;.- fal:e I lo do wll,.t
hi;. :.: ;i toe . ii.-1. ::; for many loii
e ir-- t.'.at ..- 1. .u,!i-h in a new.s
papt r a ' t.nie:,. the coun'y'.-
I call on him am! M- i.ou.'.l to puo
i -ii in Tr; Mounta'iieer the linancial
.- ; atemen; ..:' the county'- ail.:r for
I'-'-'- '""I a'.-o , i 1 :;;:. Let these
:: ,u what ,-uiit- id' money have lievti j
panl in and li..i what -ource-, ami
wnat .-uio., ha.c icon imi.l utit and tor
',ih-.t. )urp'..se-. haulier 1 c.ll on
ll.eai li'nive u.- an exact, itemized
.-taiement of the Loaded i ndcbU dncas
i 1. Haywood C unity, with a .-tatement
ot what has hecu done to ineeL the.-u
'1 he c:titei)- of ilaxw.rtjd County urc
j laying hinh taxi-,- to ,-uppoit their
county "covet nnictit. I: i- ihetc i.iuii
.y aid Uieir K"V( rmhent. 1 he Coun
ty Commission..'! - ..re th-.dr l -el-vant.s
not thetr ow n ! 1, a citoten and
taxpayer eail i.n them to ive an
account of tiieir stewa.-d.-liip a- the
iaw exiire-s.-ly ,;ij they shall.'. If
they do :i..t -do tm-, hut one conclu
sion can lie iliawn !:" the citctens and
taxpayers of Haywood. :
l'Uitherniorc, there i.s but one Way
to ttet these statements before tile
taxpayers in tl.esc ,'mmleru days, that
Ci publ-sh m the county newspaper.
Gent. -'men, let'- have this statement.
!: w. tit ic;k u.
11 v W. tT'ItTIS HI SS
22 Years Age
I- thi.-. a I ai.ana--pl:t i-atlng; com-1
muiiit v V I'm a-htntr you. Last j
Thai day Smith'- ...l-i-i ti-ed ;iiem Unj
'I'he .Mountatiucri and l.y that night
.v. r lil'tv had io i-n ua-sei.l out over
the counter, d'iiais what 1 call uod
na-i.'ic-.. -toe advi'itl-ino man nuule
fi!,i.p -lil'tv o nana- devoured tifty
ppe'.te- -atl-lie : Nit;.- ifal...ns of
-,ia'ter cen-umed idi nktnu' and for
v a-nine- oi n. - i - am: tit ty of the
arv f.U:g- .", I..k. .- ; ma..c a 'nan
! sk in durmo the mom i have,
. i : . u I
; :.. a a s..: , - .,.,c o r i.c .-an.e iumi.
:.:: ; t i.et; we v, .-n b r ' be jrood old
.uiaii 1'rev .-t ,llo :,. td.ncy one- j
bard orivlne; la-.: 'i'b ir aa" isijrht
and In- w : - a ..:e. 1: m. i. ppcneii that
while ciui.;nv up ...nd .i.-wir tne mam j
tlcroUKhfaie of thi- city, that a,
heavy rain came up mr down
uo.co.i ate: tlie top o! h;.- ro.al.-tel
was ne t!y p.aked down. He i.o.Tow-
d an um-'ielbi an . went hi.- way it
obi look at her o il. -, r I -ay t he least.
I: 1- a 1'. e -byt, : : n and that w a
few i.i old ia hl.-riee lb.ll:-t .-llutt'tT.
I'he auuit w;us half complete when
sickness forced Mr. Wyche to -suspend
work for several months on thp
books. He is now working on them
uyain and the ..udit will soon be com
plete it was learned from authentic
Asheville. N C M ty 7. IMi.
.''alitor The Mountaineer:
I muslv beaut ii ill
rebirth ot Nature
majestic and fe'lo
.nnual miracle, the
in the hp.unjj. the
lestival with the
d the Islue
treiiu nilou.s quantities, should war
rant tne Southern Railway in making
special rates to Asheville and Wc.-t-i'in
North C arolma points to enable
the people ot other sections to come
and see the Dogwood Is 1
travagance m the Ilea
Unlge. Land ot the Skv.
Special rates are given to se
thiiusand cherrv trees in tul
.'urn in ashmuton. and special rates
are advertised to see the few acres
nf Magnolias at t harleston while there
ar literally millions ot Dogwood
trees in riotous. luxurious bloom,
along with the colortul myriad shades
ot green. ol the foliage ot the oaks
maples chestnuts and pines, and in
all stages ot growth Irom tne halt
grown leave at th,, toot ot the moun
tains and hills to the swelling buds
on top ot the mountains.
Switzerland has made a four-.-.ea-Min
touri-t resort, ot that couniry
through advertising: Western North
Carolina can do it with even greater
suece.ss. tor it has all. perhaps much
more to offer than Switzerland. .
. Mav. we express the hope that the
proper organizations will take up
with the Southern R.ulwav passen
ger authorities -to put on special rates,
sav trom April la to May l- and
then co-opeiate with the. railway in
advertising the matchless beauty of
thus annu.il .Miracle of Nature. It
would also attract many of Flor
ida's late tourists returning home..
Shoe sale -men a:e a mo.-t con
soling group ..f people- thi,. wreck one
informed nie that stati.-tics .-howed
that Ho per c. nr of the men id' this
n..tioii wore shoes ton -mall for them
--and to prove .thai 1 was one of the
yuilty he showeil in,, 'that instead of
eiammtt iliy h ud' into an eight, that
a nine and 'a half "I!" w what na
ture intended for : le to wear.
Few thing ;,rt. noiac painful than
pinching shoes, and yet every time 1
see Mime one hobbling along with
their feet killing them, 1 usually smile
because SS times out of a 1(H) they
bought small shoe.s for the -ako of
look- and not for feeling.
Speaking of shoe:, ol c.ur.se o rings
to mind leather, and every time I
think of leather I remember the ad
vertisement th it L ' M..- Richeson
uses all the time for the Junaluaka
"Little Mary's Prayer."
"Oh Lord, let me la.st long, ever
lastingly long, like giod old fashioned
Junalu-ka Sole iA'ather."
A couple of fellows with stringed
instruments can draw a bigger crowd
in a few minutes than anything else
I know of. The other dav a Doliti
cian made a two hour speech on the
street he-re and at no time did he have
a crowd half as large as the two boys
with instruments had on the court
house steps Saturday afternoon.
( From the tile of May IT. l'J12.
Mis.-cs Virginia . nd Anna Lee
turned home Wednesday from E!t
Leth College. Charlotte.
The Wednesday liridge Club v
iiitertainel nio-t delightfully t
week by Misses Lina and Emma
staetter. The guests were: Mrs.
K. Carraw y, Mrs. Norwood, M
Bushnelb Mrs. Killian, Mrs. Gra
Mrs. Camji, -Mr-. Howell. Mrs. S
ver. Misse, Hilda Way, Lucile Satt
twait, Jennie Kay, Willie Willi.-, ;
Missc- I.u.ile Hlackwell and M
Shoidbreii visited Misses Hattie ;
Esther Wharton at Clyde this weci
Mis.s Maigalet Stringiield will le:
Wednesday lor Philadelphia wh
she will pui.-Ue a course of mu-ic
the University of Pennsylvania d
ing tlii: summer. Miss Stringiield
be the guest ot M r. and Mrs.- Ha
Marshall while there.'
Master Meivin Reeves. Jr. ce
hrated his birthday ye-terday aft
ooii with a delightful p..rty at
home en 1 lejiot ,-t reet.
.Little Fiance.- Denton invited
number of her little friends t.. i -lo
her birthday party last Friday
ternooii which .-he gave at the ho
of her paionl-. Mr. and Mrs. W.
Denton. After tw hours of fun :
fiolic .the -niall hostes.s dre-sed
whit,, with pink ribbons invited
guests into the dining room;
umnist oil the Charlotte News, an.
native of this county, is. "back lam
for a spell. He is about a- gooi
press agent a.- Haywood could ha
and the cost to the county is m
reasonablejust an invitation to co
back every few uroliths and the pn
ise of ramjis.
It seem- that the trees this y
. a . i. . . . . T
icher tnau l ever
itot jieen ..juicnei loan i cu-i
meniDei- u tu n iney stare, iney si
to: acquire their foliage, over night.
The Concord Tribune carried
following last week:
A father for the first time stood
the baby ward of the hospital. ;
asked anxiously "Doctor, are th
any marks on my son?"
Looking the pew arirval over
doctor replied: "Yes, sir, there
He's marked C. O. D.
A not, to prospective fathers:
The third floor of the Hayw
County Hcxspital is now the mater
ty ward, and any time of night :
will rind a light on in every room i
someone walking, with a pink or b
bundle in their arm.
'Did vim ever see a dream walkin
gurgled the radio crooner Yes! i
the young woman that we saw rect
ly under the influence of liquor lool
Tom Jimison, the entertaining col-1 light a nightmare.
cs. rou can
SMOKE ALL YOU WANT.
AND CAMELS WON'T f
Waynesville. Miss: to old a maid
aunt) Now golf- auntie, is a game in
which you try to go around in as little
as you can."
Auntie: "I see. Just' another ex
cuse for dry land bathing suits."
sir fm? . oot' ..,. .-A
. ... , :. .VtV
Gas and Headache
NOT "HOW 1UCH" BUT "HOW"
Alexander's is not neaflv concerned with the volume
of its business as with the degree of satisfaction enjoy,
ed by the customers' who do business with this drug store.
Our chief interest is not how many dollars have been
rung up on the cash register when the day's work is end
ed but how many friends we have made by those little
"extra" services and courtesies for which they did not
pay. V- ';
Does that sound too idealistic for a business? We
regard it as just good old common sense. For, after all
isn't it a fact, if a concern takes care of the "HOW", the
"HOW MUCH." will take care of itself.
A S K YOUR D OCT OR
Phones 53 & 54 1
Opposite Post Offi