THURSDAY, AUGUST 2, 1934
THE WAYNES VILLU MuUNTALNBfcil
THE WAYNES VILLE PRINTING CO.
Main Street Waynesville, N. C.
W. C. RUSS Editor
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THURSDAY, AUGUST -2. 19 U
BLACKBERRIES VS. CHARITY
The thrifty, hustling people of this com
munity are not hanging around the relief office
pouring out tales of woe to the tired ears of
relief workers, but they are out in the by ways
and fence rows picking blackberries which is
paying them more than salary wages.
The Cannery received on M"ruhy over 10.-
000 pounds of blackberries, for which they paid
five cents a pound $500 in one day for a pro
duct that grows wild and is easily gathered.
The few days of the week before over 25,
000 pounds were bought at the same price,
which means that in less than ten days over
$1,700 has been spent right here among the
people for picking blackberries to say nothing
of the salary paid to some forty people for can
In spite of all the hundreds of dollars that
are being spent for more blackberries, there
are dozens who continue to argue that there is
nothing for them to do but beg at the relief
office for rations to live on.
We are well aware of . the fact that the
needy must be cared for in extreme cases, but
it seems to us that we would be inclined to hand
out to the professional, trifling loafer a bucket
or basket and tell them there were blackberries
to be picked and for them to get out and do it.
Those that refuse to do a little work for
themselves, if we were handling the relief,
would be faced with the problem of digging for
themselves or doing without.
PRESIDENT DOYLE ALLEY
o.vle Alley brouimt home the harrm bmt
Saturday, when the Young Democrats honored
him by making him their leader for the coming
year. The Young Democrats could not '.have
found a person who is more of an "aged-in-t he
wood Democrat" than Mr. Alley. Although.
; he has never been in the race for any office, he
has always been in the thickest of the figh
when there was fighting t be done.
. The presidency of the Young Democratic
organization is an honorary position and not
one that remunerates the official with large
salarv checks in fact its just opposite. The
place demands a lot of time and considerable
expense in traveling to the different clubs over
the state to .keep speaking engagements, all of
which the president must take care of.
By looking up the records of the past presi
dent of the organization, however, we learn
that "pay: day" for being president of the or
ganization comes after, retirement from office,
and this is .usually, in the form of am appoint
ment to some place that is worthwhile, V:
- . .Not for a minute would we dare hint that
Mr. Alley had this in mind when he wa re
quested to become a candidate, because it wat
only natural that he be president since he was
vice president last year, and the general rule i
to promote the vice president to the presidency.
We look forward, together with Mr. Alley's
friends, to the day when he will be given a post
that will at least show a mark of appreciation
for what he has done and is doing for the
The business men of Waynesville are cer
tainly doing their part to make this a clean
town. We do not know of a place on Main
Street that hag not had some improvement
made within the past 12 months.
Almost every store front in town has been
painted within the past 6 months.
. That speaks well for the business men, and
shows the outside world that a spirit of pro
BUT THEY DID DO IT
Last May The Mountaineer carried a news
item that Lowell Thomas would appear at Lake
Junaluska on July 28th. The announcement
was given by James Atkins, manager of the
Within a few hours after the paper was
published, whicn also carried mention of other
outstanding programs for the lake, the editor
was called on the 'phone and told that it was all
ballyhoo about big nationally known men like
Thomas to ever appear at the Lake. The man
doing the talking even went so far as to ques
tion us as to whether we knew news from high
class propaganda. We thought we did and told
Several times since, we were reminded that
the Lake could not stage a program like Lowell
Thomas or the North Carolina Symphony Or
chestra. We were among those present for both of
the above programs, and each time the throng
that attended gave evidence that programs of
that nature are appreciated, regardless of those
jhronic knockers who insist on saying "It can't
The Mountaineer congratulates Mr. Atkins
;tnd his staff for accomplishing that which some
of the minority though: was impossible. We
have always thought that Mr. Atkins was capa
ble of staging what he went after in a success
ful way,, and never considered his interviews as
anything but the highest type of news, and we
shall continue to do so,
Our greatest wish now is that the people
who said it could not be done would mention it
to us we're ready to get a few things off our
(When 31;. Atkin. and his staff read this,
it will be their first knowledge of the incident).
I'd like to go back to my childhood, lyre7?fz
To the days ot the long, long-ago; Mawrrprie.
I'd like to recover the pleasures '
That the youngsters of ten or twelve know;
I'd like to return to the freedom and fun '
That seem to desert us when childhood
I'd like to go sliding and skating,
As we did down at Robinson's pond;
I'd like to hook rides on a bobsled'- , J
Out to Elliott's farm, and beyond; 7
I'd like to go hunting for walnuts again, J
And find it a3 great an adventure as then!
22 Years Ag
I'd like to forsake all the problems
That a man must contend with each day;
t I'd like to return, to my childhood
tx a Doy in an oia-iasnionea way; J-yerCf
And many warm friendships I'd surely renew
Because I'd want all my old playmates there, too! 3?
LP H 9 lil'lrtVw.
The problem of old age and want becomes
less acute for one more state.
loua'.s old age pension law, passed in 1K!4,
becomes operative in November.
Under it a pension of $25 monthly will be
provided for any person over 65 years of age
whose income is less than a dollar daily.
Approximately 6,000 are now eligible for
the pension, which it is estimated will cost the
state $1,000,000 annually.
The revenue necessary will be obtained by
a SI head tax to be levied against each man and
woman in Iowa. After January 1. 1):?5, the
tax will, be doubled.
With the tangible encouragement which
the Federal government has given the states,
it is likely that most of them will have such old'
age pension systems within two years or less.
We are coming to agreement that for yeais
to come some form of human relief will be im
perative in this country. Old age peisions rep
resent a device to. separate' the permanent prob.
Jenis- from the temporary ones, reducing lv
'iitich more than the total of the pensions the
nirden which, helpless old age .places upon so,
ciety unequipped to handle it except by multi
plying individual. distress. Raleigh News and
By V. CURTIS RUSS
Book agents and. magazine solici
tors hav developed a line of sales
talk that is superior to none. Each
one begins with it line that is en
tirely orf their line but tits into your
every day lift. Within. a few minutes
though, they begin mentioning their
books -or magazines and and then is
when thy jig is up with me-
in years I saw a woman lift a email
child up by the arm. That was a
common practice years ago but it is
almost unknown now- It seems that
the little arms would be pulled from
(From the hie of Augu':
Saturday evening. July t.
Mattie Queen enterta:re
porch party in honor uf h, .
Mis-ses Mabel Cook, .'
Clara Leatherwood, of B t v i
nie Francis, Ruth Wyche a'
1 t ... 1 i i- 11'. .
narrow.. 01 ayn&miie. jarv
teresting games were enj-.-.ed
the east end of the porch a"r . :j
ioned country well had beer, n.i.
overflowing with fruit frr.,
ft here each young niin .1
Queen and Clara Leattieiu,.
fore any one was -aware the (
.hinied thP mid night hour nr.'. ...
hurried good byes all was qui-:
Mrs. J. F. Abel, acorn n -;
tittle. . Miss Mary Abe). v. n:
Miss Josephine Cloneye w.;: .,
today for New York Citv ; . ij
f 11 an.l winter stvles of mil1
Mis- Willie Willis leave, s.tiy'
:"ur Lexington where she v:
t!ie rest of the summer.
1 he non. . Kitchen g v
of North Carolina. w:ii ai.i
citizens f Haywod county a: var
places on Auust 7.
The Farmers' Institut,. ,: Be
July 31 was well attended. The :
chool hall and ether ri..r. v
i-rowded with neighboring :'.t!n
their wives i.nd children. . Many .
diciates for county offices we.-e
hand from .11 parts of the C 'un:-.:
eluding Messrs. Bradshaw L
SherriH, Garner, and others.
Last week I listened to one for
five minutes befor I found out what
he was selling. He began by saying
he was .1 special publicity represen
tative from Chicago, and I thought
thei e might be something in it worth
while -maybe a publicity man from
the World V Fair who, had a couple of
passes with; him. 1 soon found if I
would write a testimonial letter
piaising his set of bwks that he
would give me the $X!).50 set entirely
I'ree of course I would Want them
I kept up to date for ten years, and
that would be ST. 50 a year, and since
I the code had gone into effect, it was
compulsory that the $73 be paid with
in six months. He refused to give
me the book.- unless I agreed' to keep
Why in the world will people put
money in their mouth.s-
I saw a woman this week with a
quarter in her mouth and then passed
it to a clerk, who gave her change.
In the change was a dime which went
iu 1 memui unui jsne couiu open k:; i-u., ni 1 ...1
1 ii'i t , . '.ee-nift tilt liyi ijclIHl it
her nurse. tthpw T almiuf vomit ti-.-. , ..
, l y f lT:u nt maing Kiver joraan, the Koaiis
when I think of it. r cnv;, in-aDA n,.'o, .u c
'W. UVL.111V.U V V V . tile 1
iust see some of the mone
Then people put mono;
About the next worse thing to ;
tjng money in one's mouth i. eh
ing gum with the mouth open
pecially when they make a noise v
red Spots of Bible History Now S
From Sightseeing; Airplanes. A F
ture in The American Weekly,
.Magazine Districted With
He. seemed sole -.when 1 failed to
ste :h:;t it was, not much of a bar
gam. I later "figured my letter w-a.
vilued ;'t about SI. 50, since anvone
would give ten per cent off for ca-h
on an. item- like. a volume .of books.
: Government has been forced, to go into
ouMiiess because so many business men have
been unable to cope with: the: unusual situation
of recent years. However, the' unlimited credit
of the government was the, only thing which
made it possible for that agency to meet the
cri.-is in a successful manner. In spite of the
fact that government has been forced to enter
bu.-iness in order to prevent, a complete collapse,
we do not Ijelieve that the American people
want, nor do they need, the government in busi.
A speaker before a large convention last
week-declared that "no government that takes
up the supplying of human needs is performing
the duties for which it was created. When it
does this it becomes a part of business, -whereas
the function of government should be to pro
tect us while we earn,- on our own business."
The government should be regarded as an
umpire in the great game of time. Umpires are
supposed to be fair to both sides, and unless
they are, their removal is inevitable. But no
umpire has ever been able to "call" a good game
by becoming a player on one side or the other.
The government is already in the banking busi.
ness, the building business, the farming busi
ness, the power business, and perhaps more.
While its presence in these fields may be es
sential to recovery now, we can never hope to
get conditions on a real stable basis until Uncle
Sam again assumes the role of umpire rather
than competitor. Stanlv News and Press.
id do the man a fav - hv liv
ing him the name of a friend of
mine to see. Later in the dav I met
this friend with a rather worried
look on his race. During the course
of a- convers ition he said: "I had a
lot of work to do todav;and a d -
book agent pestered me. I. eould
have - wrung his neck,"
J sympathized with him but did
n-t mention that ; I. had sent the
agent to see him. .
1 will never forget a scene I once
witnessed that always pops into my
mind when I see people with monev in
their mouths. A young boy tried to I BALTIMORE SUNDAY AME
hop a freight and had clipped and . LW -.sue ot . August o. Buy y
fallen under thP wheels.. The 50-car copy from your favorite ne-.v - y
train had passed over the body and newsdealer,
when it was found it ts almost!- 1 1 " : 1
imitssible to tell whether lit "had ' NOTICE
been a human or beast. The bov had! ... 1 ,
just been paid off at the saw mill and I A1 Persons, firms and corporati.
are nereoy notmea tnat tne una
signed will not be responsible for 1
debts contracted by my wife or ai
one else other than mvself from
after this date. This Julv .19, 103
San Pedro ( aiif
July 19-26-Aug. 2-9 pd.
was on . his Way home. The silver
change and bills were about the only
thing intact in the wreck- The sight
of it all was horrible.
For days I flinched at the thought
of handling money, because I could
E. L. Hinton, enjoys, telling folk
he -ees eating cucumbers the follow
"A doctor tolil. a . patient of his
that it. was all right for him to
eat cucumber.s. but not to feed them
10 tne nogs.
AND THEN HE SMOKED
It's easy to overdo at strenuous summer sports. So remem
ber that smoking a Camel helps to chase away fatigue and
bring back your natural vigor. Enjoy Camel's "energizim:
effect" as often as you want. Camels never jangle the nerves!
"Gei a LIE! a Camel
The a'oove. leminds live of what hapr
ptned several years ago at a soda
tountain in a drug .-tore, A middle
aged woman walked in and said:
"Please givp nie 'somethinir-' for rhii
pain. It feels like, a golf ball lodged
in my encst.''
TThe druggist wa; called and said:
What have you been eating?"
"Oh, I had some . cantaloupe, a
couple slices of cucumber. iand a
piece of raw onion." -
The druggist raided his eye brows
as he departed to find a d've.
After, the woman : left, a loafer
standing nearby who overheard the
conversation and witnessed the doc
toring remarked: "What .that wo
man needed was some TNT and com
I don't know about . the. 'common
en!f.'-; hut . from the smile and
devilish look on the druggif face
I believe she almost got the TN'T. '
,. Last week I heard a child scream
ing in front of the office and at first
thought therP had been an accident.
Kilt 11 rvn -i in.o..t !.,i..' e 1
".,, '," """OKaunK louna tnat a
child about 3 years old was just mad
and his parents were standing seem
ingly contented waiting for the voung
man to get over his spell. I wouldn't
have done that I believe I would
have added a little "fat to the fire"
or would you say "a little heat?"
Last Saturday for the first time
On Common Ground
The doctors time and skill are dedicated to the sick. -and
suffering. With him. all else is secondary. That. too. i
this drug stored chief concern, and so .ALEXANDER'
Ofks .with the physician on common ground, co-opi'iat-ins?
vih him whole-heartedly through conscientious
ethical practice of the professien which is so closely allied
to his own.
ASK YOUR DOCTOR
Phones 53 & 54 Opposite Post Office