THE WAYNESYILLE PRINTING CO.
Waynesville, N. C.
W. C. RUSS -- --- Editor
W. C. Run and M. T. Bridges, Publishers
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twe Act of March 3, 1879, November 20, 1914.
THURSDAY. JULY 12. 1931
This week is court week, and as usual then?
are big crowds from all over the county in town.
Some are here as witnesses, some a defendants
and some for other reasons, but the majority
are attending court just because it in one form
of "recreation" that they look forward! every
There are some among th crowds that
haven't missel a term of court in years, and
most of them can tell almost in detail every
important case that has been tried.
With a lot of people, a criminal term of
court otters them avery advantage to do their
visiting. ' ..
After all, court week in Haywood County is
a holiday to some folks, and it would le about'
as easy to get them to lly as it would to miss a
term of court and from the heavy sentences
they have heard passed ott those found guilty
during the past few month, it might be a good
thing that large audiences are present, because
the dwindling of the docket And the absence of
major crimes indicates that something has hap
pened, and for us, we feel thar the large at tend
ance has had something to do with it.
CHANGES FOR THE BETTER
We don'r believe there is another town in
Western North Carolina, and probably not in
the state, that has had as many bu.-ines im
provements on Main Street as Waynesville
and each one a decided improvement.
New buildings have been erected old ones
remodeled, and plans are being made to make
other major changes within the near future.
Business houses have improved their
fronts, and new business men have opened new
shops, and after all everything has been made
better. .- ,
There are less empty places in Waynesville
than any other town we know of at present
only two small empty store rooms on Main
Street that will not be occupied soon.
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Another striking feature of the progressive
movement, is that the places of business are
permanent ones, and not just temporary shops
catering to the summer trade. Another thing
that is impressive is that those backing the
business improvements are doing a good job
of it and not trying to ''just get by" and make
cheap looking buildings and displays.
There are still a few improvements that
should be made, and probably will be made soon,
but if they are not made willingly by the own
ers, we feel that the public will force them to
it by doing their trading: elsewhere which will
force them to make their changes.
The past has proven that thi can be done,
and indications are that it will be repeated.
By W. CURTIS RUSS
After looking through the book of
etiquette twice I failed to find an
an:wer to the following problem:
'A man, who is one of your best
customers and hw wife 'disagree .on
a certain matter and you a. - called
in to settle the argument. After
J hearing both sides you decide its such
' a Irivnal dispute . (that it not
worth offering an opinion on; wnicn
offends oo'.h the man and wife."
What en be done?
Although' Aihvllle clainw to be
the Eastern Entrant Jo the Great
Smoky Mountains Park-, one of their
leading hotels insists on spelling it
Mountain on their sign boards, in
manner of the "Batten'' Park
Hotel should change them.
Someone said, if you want to kill
a project, just put a committer O I
rivp to work on it. Amen, Two in
enough for any committee and if
they can't agree lire em both and
start over again.
'' HOW ELEPHANTS DIE
It has often been said that no white man in;
South Africa ever sees a dead ekphant. that is
to say, an elephant that has died a natural
: death. How then due- the, elephant die?
A traveler answers the-question in a most
romantic wav. He tells that when air African
elephant feels the pains, of old age stealing
across the vast energy of" , which he has been
master '-"V ' .many years, he moves away from
the herd, sniffs the air, and then with solitary
determination, -makes his way slowly and sor
rowfully to the appointed place of, death. The
journey before liim may take a month or a year,
'"but in majestic solitude the way is plodded,
unerringly the path is trod." Instinct guides
him to the great cemetery. Somewhere near
Lake Nvaiua. it is believed, lies the amazing
graveyard, the goal of the dying elephant. It
is a vast pit tilled with blackness into which for
thousands of years dying elephants have east
themselves with the last remnants of their
ebbing strength. ;
Arriving at the pit, we are told, the mon
arch of the" African lorest raises his trunk high
in the air, snorts defiantly, and then hurls him
self over the edge. His last death cry, says
tra'eler, wbiate- through the gteat tore-t,
and hon- hearing that mightv cr, Mink awa
into greater darkness, while the smaller ani
mals crouch as if in reverence of the, 'death of
something great and splendid. If this story
, from Lagos, Niger-' true, it is at once a
telling example of the wonders of mtinct. and
-l PVt touching instance of the pathos of death,
Our Dumb Animals Magazine.
HE W ENS ARE RIDICULING.
Mr Wallace, editor of a farm paper in the
middle we-4, wa- made ecietan of a depart
ment of the federal government. With the bct
of intentions, we assume, he decided that he
could correct financial ills by killing little pigs
and by ploughing up cotton, wheat and corn.
But the rains for a few weeks were shut up in
the heavens while the sun did shine and the
winds of the Dakotas did blow. As a resut the
farmers who last year were in rebellion against
the plentitude of the fields and who set guaid.
along the highway that led to maiket are buv
now hauling' water .10 miles to quench the thirst
of their families and of their cattle, while the
government is shipping thousands upon thous
ands of cows to North Carolina in search of
pasturage. It looks to us that the very heavens
are ridiculing the supposed wisdom of the wise.
N C. Christian Advocate.
TWENTY YEARS AFTER
Twenty years ago this month the World
War began. ,Yet no one can say, on this day
20 years after, that the consequences of that
conflict are even now drawing to an end. If
that war had any meaning beyond savagery, if
there was any purpose in its waging, Woodrow
.Wilson gave words to its meaning and its pur
pose. He called it a .war to end war, and he
called it a war to make the world sat for self
Now, 'JO years later, the world is itill fit!
of bloodshed and conflict. Meti in man.T coun
tries have split upon demtcr;cy and spoken
with savage scorn of man's right or ability to
govern himself. Force has beer? deified. Man
has been stripped, of his dignity; And in' ad
dition to these the world still liters, imetiual
to the burden, the cost of the war said to be
past and of wars said to be coming:
It is no wonder that men looking at tl
present world make bitter irony out of Wilson''
statements that the war should 'end war an. I
that war should result. in- the safety f human
rights. '1 hose statements are iroimtil twlav.
They make a joke too grim to be laughed at.
'But. Wilson did not make that joke. Tr. was ;
made despite him by an American Sermte and--'
a world which chose "practical politic.-"' rather
than idealism. How. practical those potiticL'Tns'
were is preitv well demonstrated bv the fate
which has overtaken the wurfd shaped ! v rb'ir
Is it not about. time that the world iiejpin
to "wonder whether such idafism ais proptse a
vr,rld ordered in cooperation and good 'ill is
in: in fact more practical than the "prk'ti-ril
politics" of the men who defeated. Wilson's pl;tn.-j
and made the war. which It? had waged ..hi iter
a banner, merelv a killing vnthout purpos ;md
the peace which thev dominated no more thurn
time lor the breeding ot reew cntl tct and: new
Wilson was beaten, bur tnere is tro evidence
at hand to indicate that ttiii wtrf won. TTtere
is, indeed, everv evidence t hat th? 15 years since
Wilson, who had won the war. lost the peace,
have been years m whicfi the world mo. ten! m
toohshn.ess into deeper tntgvdv. Wilson's ideal
ism, 15 years after, still seems to offer the-onlv
practical wav to world peace and world pros
peritv. The Nationalists have hat! their dav.
and a bitter dav it has been. The dictator still
struts, but he acts with a cruelty that makes
evident his fears.
At such a time m such a world no mistake'
will be made if there is re-examination of the
idealism which was repudiated by the "pra-N.
tical politicians." Raleigh News and Observer.
A traveling man was kidding Lr
"Fog" Gari en abuut being long, lean
ana i-ngy, and -wanted to know if
he ale anything besides soup. He
turned to me and asked if I had ever
saw him eat wiij ...jpe out I've
Saturday morning a man from the
rural sections walked into the health
office at the court house. Dr- Sisk
politely asked him if he wanted to
be vaccinated, as Saturday wa the
day for this community. Tne man
blinked his eyes a minute and iaid,
No. air, that's the last things I want.
I'm in the wrong place.'' Hurriedly
he left to pjs- away time in some
other office, but nut in one where
vaccination needle- were being used.
DRIVE CAREFULLY TODAY
Frrll i " f
C2.&T0 pedestrians crossing between inter
:e.tii;r.; were injured in automobile accidents in
the United States in 1933. 28,879 more were in-';:e-i
while crossing against a traffic signal or
the signal of a traffic officer. Stepping from be
hind a parked car caused injury to 33,550 pe
destrians. Too often, pedestrians are careless
and take chances. Not always does the blame
res: or. the motorist.
Highway Safety Committee Carolina Motor
. . Club.
22 Years Ag
Speaking of vaccinations. I remem
ber the ri r,st time I was ever "stuck"
in school. Nut wanting to go through
the ordeal of a sore arm. some, of j
tne snuit Uoys .found that by hold
ing their arm uder running water
immediately after the vaccination
I. that 'it vvuuld reduce th. chances of
I it .taking. Sveral - tried it, but the
new.- it-aried out and tln-y had tu go
tiiiough with it agaih, and that time
tney wele vvaT..ncii until washing
would nut hurt the medicine. That
v. as the other fellow. Mint: took.
Sever. 1 -months ago, ju-t after a
customer who had beeri nehind .many
months - with his account-, had .settled
in full, I wa feeLllig oij" ton of the
woritt, young man with a rather
lepistv 1-joK on !!-.- iace wa.;Keu m
and w. itited to know who had charge
of the 'writing up ' for the paper.
When '"id, he .lieu up a chair and
itai;::.- f.t.war.i a:d a whisper:
"How much do you dull ire to vvl ite
up a fellai '- weddin".'"
Siu,:e wa tVelmg Rood ..r.d see
ing thu. he Knew iitiie ai'out UeW-s-
aii.l a-'.iinng mjStll
... if room, 1 -ail:
the tirst tunii that he
ifo ina'rinTi'ny we do
'. hi- sts.oiiii trip tw
io d-olai.- an i two
t ael ea ft t-!'."
compiet ati -faction
tac,. a.- he lie! Vou.-ly
. i- my fu.-'. time "
(From the file of July 12, 1912.)
Waynesville people can now rejoice
in the fact that a new and model
school building is assured, consu
mation that has devoutly been wished
for for a long time.
Mm. James Killian will return
home thiti week from several week's
visit to relatives in Pennsylvania.
II r3. Xsberry Barnctt and 'rale
daughter, of Asheville. spent Thurs
day in town with friends.
Mrs. John Holtzclaw and little
daughter, of Pensacola, Florida, ar.
rived Sunday to spend the summer
with Mrs. Holtzclaw's parents, Dr.
and Mrs. B- F. Smathers.
Mis.s Margaret Strincrfield return
ed home Saturday from Philadelphia,
ra , where ,4he has been visiting Mr.
and Mrs. H. C. Marshall for several
Mr. Roy Stuart was the host at a
delightful party Tue.-day tp.jr.g
when he entertained a number of his
friends in honor of Misses Bertha
and Cora Berryhill. of Charlotte wh-..
are the hou-e guests of his mother.
Capt. and Mrs. L- E. Perry an i
little daughter have returned fr. m
a fishing trip to Cataloochee and are
guests this week of Mr. and M -John
Boyd at Plott-
Mr. L- G. Thorn, who i. engage!
in business in Lexington. Mississipp:,
is spending this week in Waynesvi'.le
with Mrs. Thorn and daughter.
Birthday has two distinct meanings.
It may moan the day a person ia bom.
that Is the dcy of bis birth. In wnlcb
sense he bas only one birthday. Or
the term may mean the anniversary
or annual observai.. nf n pt-r-nD
birth, to which sense the da on w .-
be became twenty-one years old Is !.;
laca Rains Uncovered
Hundreds of yards of stone walls on
the site of a town of the ancient Incai
believed to have been hidden for more
than 400 years, were unearthed by
archeologlsts near Cnzeo, Peru.
i paper lout
' that lie w a.
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Seveia. ci.t-- later lie .Drought h:
biiile in when i;,. came r.i purchu.-e
several additional- copie'. ,f the pa
I'er, a::i! .!' ever a hu.-iand wore an
expression winch .-howe.i that he
w.. - lull per celit helipe. ked, it was
ver e.xpect to get ?." out -jf that
or 'writing -up his second wed-
X'Jei'e is a divorce ease 'to. come up
in thu- term vf court the coupie is
leaf and dumb ' -
1 .--nee heard of a. deaf a.nd dumb
couple, who afte.- several years of
!l'-4 i i -1 'life. . figaged - ir frequent
quai reling, which, ot course. . had to
lie ilone on their lingers.. One day the
vvift; cut her forefinger which ne'essi
t ted bandaging, of her hand, where
upon the husband got his say and she
could not -answer- back, so she left
him, charging cruelty. .
Don t let listlessness or fatigue threaten your enjoyment
of gay summer parties! hen your energy sags, light a
Camel. Vou quickly get a' lift" which sweeps away that
tired, crossfeeling. Smoke all you want. Camels are made
from costlier tobaccos. Thev never ruffle your nerves!
ueen ten davc
ince the last
oe of the preacher
Election, ..and out:
and ,-i. 1m:vk agents, no one has otfei
I'd to shake hands
WORLD'S HKKiEST (JAMHLEK
Here's the .world's biggest gambler, the
American farmer! lie gambles with rhe weath
er, with the grasshoppers, with army worms,
with grubs, and a score of other offshots of the
plagues of ancient Egypt, 'Every, spring he:
takes a chance. a desperate chance. If he wins,
as he does occasionally, he comes off with a big
stake; if he loses, which he does most frequent"
ly. he has a chance to try again. Happily, he
is a good loser, else the world would starve.
Gazette. Mitchell, S. D.
Last week I received a letter from
Kdwav 1 .1 Kelly, mayor of Chicago,
in which, h,. enclosed "two wi'ndshield
sticke-.s which say "Extend all cour
tesies" and inviting me to the
World 1- air.
The word, "food" w-as no where to
be found on it.
,A conversation between two tour
rust Tourist (talking to man who
had arrived just the day before)
' How- did you rest last night "
New Comer "Terriole. 1 had to
sleep under so much cover Icouldn't
turn over. Are you sure this is July,
or has the repeal of the lMh Amend
ment brought me to feel this evol "
NOTICK OF DISSOLUTION
The Law Ir irm of Queen and Alley,
conformably with recent ruling of
the Orheial State Bar Association
governing the rules of pratice its
related to Solicitor and Prosecuting
Attorneys,, hereby give notice of its
dissolution. Bv mutual consent of
the undersigned members.
This June :)0 19:54.
Signed; JOHN M QUEEN,
DOYLE D. ALLEY.
W ell made gears work together quietly, efficiently.
Mnoot.hlv, lJut if they do not fit. even to the smalksl
fraction of an inch, there is noise, waste motion and
Eerv doctor wants to work with a druggist whose
ideals and aims "mesh" perfectly with his own. A drug-'
gist upon whom he can rely for wholehearted support
and skilful execution of his orders.
The physicians of Waynesville know that ALEXAN
DER'S is just that kind of a drug store.
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A S K YOUR DOCTOR
Phones 53 & 54 Opposite Post Oflif