THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 1931
THE WAYNES HLLE MOUNTAINEER
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THURSDAY. SEPTEMBER 27, ml
INTEREST !5EIN'( AROl'SED
The least that can be -said regarding Hay
wood's attitude towards the Parkway is that
.-he "is vitally interested.'"
Little did we feel vhat there was so much
interest about the Parkway until the past week,
when it has been one of the main topics of con
versation. Although it will be sometime be
fore any definite announcement is ;tv..'.. ri'gai'd
ing the decision of Secretary Ickes, there is
much spec:i!ati on as to where the route will be
A-- far a.-, we can learn the general opinion
regarding this county seems, .to lie about tiity
lifty for :lie Jonathan's Creek entrance as pro
posed by the special advisory committee and
also sought by Tennessee; while many still
maintain that the' route on the crest of l'i-gah
ami the .Balsams into the park.
It is believed by state oihcials that Secre
tary Ickes will within the next few weeks make
a personal trip over the proposed routes and
then announce his decision. If he accepts thy
report of the special committee, or adopts the
route, as proposed by the State highway com
mittee, it would mean that this county would
share in a part id' the road.
Some might get the impression that Hay
wood County would be willing to desert the
state's route for that proposed by Tennessee.
This is not the case the fact that Haywood
had 49 delegates at the hearing, the hearing
in Washington in behalf of the state tends to
prove that we believe in loyalty to the extreme.
The opening of . Thomasville schools with
heavily increased enrollment that puts as many
as G3 pupils in one room after every conceivable
means to avoid crowding has been tried by the
local officials, is only another indication of the
failure of the state-controlled eight months'
The state, having benignly guaranteed all
Cod's chillun, be they of high or low estate,
e ! gh t - m o n t h s ' sc h ool i n g, pa t s it s el f jait t h e back
and calls on the world to see what it has clone,
but apart from putting in eight months' time
in the school room they are not guaranteed an.
education. ; : The finished product, as near as we
can gather from talking to it,, has less practical
knowledge than bur fathers got in the old red
':' Rooms crowded beyond capacity, prevent
teachers from giving anything more than, pass
ing attention to individual pupils; the child has
. little time for study and most of its stifdy'must
be done at home with the assistance of .parents.
Today parents in reality . are domg much, of the
work that should be 'done by the teachers, and
being taxed f or doing it. wh ile teachers are be
ing underpaid for what they. do. ..
'. ; Why the state designates it as a "system"
is a mystery, for there is no system to it.
Thomasville News & Times.
A WORD OF APPRECIATION
It would not be right for The Mountaineer
to go to press this week'without some word of
recognition of the three years of faithful service
rendered this paper by Mrs. Ben Sloan as so
ciety editor. Mrs. Sloan ha? resigned because
she and Mr, Sloan have moved to Sylva,
The paper sincerely appreciates the part
that she has played in contacting and making
friends of the paper, which has added prestige.
The Mountaineer, however, is fortunate
in having secured a "veteran", Mrs. T. L. Gwyn,
to carry on the work as society editor. She has
held that position a number of times before on
this paper, and we are sure her many friends
will welcome her back.
AN EXAMPLE OF WHEN IT PAID TO WORK
It was our pleasure Tuesday afternoon to
have an hour's informal conversation with governor-elect
Aim D. Johnston of South Carolina.
We were amazed to leam that he is a one hun
dred percent self-made man.
He began making his way in the world at
the age of ten when he pushed a broom in a
South Carolina cotton mill. He stuck to the
cotton mill business with the remainder of his
family until he was 21 years old. He found,
however, time to attend high school by working
one week and going to school a week.
Later he entered college on the "work-your.
way-through plan." Not being satisfied with
one college degree he went to the University of
South Carolina for two additional degrees. All
the time working his way and paying even
cent of his own expenses.
Today he is onlv :S years old and will on
January fifteenth take his place in the gover
nor's office in Columbia. He did all this by
Before he finished college he was repre
senting his county in the general assembly. Not
being content with that he held several import
ant .jobs at the same time.
Perhaps few of our readers will ever have
occasion to be interested in the work that he
has before him as governor, but because of the
iaet : i u -1 he was .never . .-atisfie i '? : t;'v -!mvn
is the reason of us taking this space to tell of
a man from another state.
While talking to him we came to this con
clusion Here's a man who knows how and is
willing to work, and he is a success.
So many people today are not afraid to
.work' but they don't know how while a similar
number might be termed as being afraid.
SOME TELLIMi I'ICUKES
Roger Babson is always fooling 'with fig
ureshe calls himself a statistician, that word
which, most people cannot pronounce.
; This time, Roger is piling- up figures against
those who do not attend church and he makes
an appalling showing, church attendance al
most petering out.
This situation is not due to the hot weather
nor the cold weather, as his figures cover four
years, all kind of weather and even back beyond
the beginning of the desperation in the panic.
He shows that seventy per cent of the congre
gational church pews are vacant and that i 58
percent of the members of the churches do not
attend nor even encourage the churches, Only
one Protestant in ten goes to church.
The attendance is worse in cities and towns
than in the country. In the big cities the ave
rage attendance has been only 00 per cent, in
the smaller cities, 46 per cent, while in the
towns of 2,500 or less the average has been 66
per cent, while right out in the country, the at
tendance has gone to 71 per cent. The larger
the city the more nearly the people go to the
devil, according to Roger, who knows, judging
by his statistics. Small figures may lie, but not
a whole body of statistics. .
The lowest per cent, of attendance is ar bund
New York and Washington, just as expected,
and the highest attendance is in the rural south,
eastern states and this is a , disappointment to
the midwest where the rural districts think:
they still pay attention to their religious duties.
' ." Roger places much; of the blame on the;
home and thinks that influenced should be for
Church attendance;; then, he adds, sermons
should be vitalized, not meaning; mora lively,"
perhaps, but with more religion in them; that
each church, should have a definite spiritual.;
and intellectual goal, as well as working for the,
economic well being of the people.
Statistician Babson does not point out that
what the world needs is a rebaptism of real
religion; and that it can get this only through
the Word and that this, under the plans of the
churches, can be presented only by leaders with
real religion themselves and who preach the
Bible, instead of lecturing to the people, or lec
turing them. The people go where they can be
fed religiously and spiritually..
-There is hardly another statistician who
is one, t wo, three with Roger Babson and it
might be well to study his figures and either
accept them or else disprove them. They can
be changed within the next four years by the
people themselves who belong to churches, but
who act as if the churches belong to them and
treat them in accordance. Daily Ledger, Nob-
Tw Oruy Tnu Success 22 Years Ago
What is the truest measure of success.
h it a million-dollar bank account?
Is it a lengthy list of stocks and bonds?
Is it, perhaps, a generous amount
Of public acclamation and applause?
Which one of these if any designates
The surest indication that a man
Deserves the commendation of his mates?
There must be something better, more ideal
By which to value genuine success!
Material possessions, power, fame
These things do not bring lasting happiness!
These things so often, bear the brand of pride;
Their code is one of selfishness and greed;
Oh. surely, there must be some higher goal,
And true success must have a nobler creed!
Have we not learned that honesty and right,
Humility and friendliness and cheer
Alone can hold the confidence of men,
And bring increasing joy from year to year?
Have we not learned to use the Golden Rule
As our unfailing guide by which to live?
Success is never gained throigh what we get,
But only through the happiness we give!
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naasfiSEEijys NE(,RO ALLOW S PINS
AND OTHER SHARP THINGS
15 v W. CURTIS RUSS
It's just natural foi a countryman
In talk about a trip to the. c;ty for
weeks afterwards and I m no ex
ception to. tkt. .ruler although I've
been .'heme over a week t' rum the city
' (VushinK'ton'. '
This wjsn't my fir.st time there.
One of the most amusing things
this time was to watch some of the
boys (none from Haywood) look into
the windows whe.e liquor and wine
was on display. These mountaineers
will never tret used to anything but
Mason fruit jars, even when .North
Carolina goes officially wet.
I saw one man buying a quart of
familiar brand, and from force of
habit he. looked rather sheepish and
kept looking out of the come.- of his
eye for a cop later he admitted he
felt rather .-"queer'' during the purchase-
While some fellows sampled the
fruits of repeal, Jim Massie and my
self slipped off alone, and feasted on
deviled crabs and drank black coffee
next to pickled pigs feet, deviled
crabs come about first. I'll long re
member thP capitol for those crabs.
.Not that it, matters, but the gov
ernment is spending $100,000 to have
the Washington monument cleaned.
A steel frame has been built about
half way up the 5o0-foot stone mon
ument, but. men have quit the job and
refused to work at the dizzy height
any longer, ;
t a K e 1 1
atiy 'dis.- !
.u.-e . .Matri-; wverion
liun t .'.-ee'in impressed., whe-n'j
ueil . s.iletv pin.-. ra-ui
r.lailts' i.nd chewed some glass,
,laek,-oii. hailed to court charged.
with soliciting alms, offered to dance
or play a. hot tune on his harmonica.
The judge didn't care to bf, thus en
tertained. Then Jackson offered to
remove One of the many safety pins
in his overcoat and swallow it. The
judge thought even less of this sug
gestion and .i.-ked I)r David I. Abuse
to examine, the 'defendant..
Anxious, to please the .doctor, the
negro promptly swallowed a razor
blade, several safetv pins, topping
them off with bits of broken electric
light bulb. ,
"I'm Safety Pin King," Jackson ex
plained as he was led away, "I'm a
mystic, too. I make 15 bucks a day
iloing that Does that sound like I'm
(From the rile of SeDtember, 'l. ,
Misj, Emma Alstaetter left today
for Gallon, Ohio- where she will vusi
relatives for several months. She
was accompanied by her nephew, Mr.
Henry Berry who has been trie
tlV guest of Mrs. Hugh A. Love for
the past two weeks.
Mr James Atkins and family went
to Svlva Wednesday to attend the
Jackson County Fair-
Judge Long has been holding court
here this week.
Hon. J. M. Gudger, Jr.. Democratic
candidate lor Congress from this the
tenth -dist-ict of North Carolina, wu
in the city the first of the week,
shaking hands with friends.
-Mr. C. G. Logan went to Sylva
Wednesday in his automobile to at
tend the Jackson County Fair.
On of the most attractive features X
of the County Fair next week will
be Wolcott's Model Shows. Read their
ad elsewhere In this issue for par
ticulars. Miss Iva Ownby who has been in
Aiken S C and Florence, S. C for
the past month has returned to her
Mr. ami Mrs. Clinton Burt and Mr.
anil M';, Walter Burt and daughter.
Mabel have been the guests thi.
week of Mr. and Mrs. P. W. Davis.
Prof, ami Mis. W- C Allen return
ed Tuesday evening from Winnepeg.
Can. da wiieie Prof, Allen had been
in attendance upon the session of the
the Sovereign Grand Lodge of Odo
Felli ws of which he is one of- the four
representatives from this state.
They e.xp.'ess themselves as being de
Kghud with the trio and their stay
it a week in the proii-ressive and w
mopolit. n city of Winnepeg. the met- .
ropolis of western t anacia. nue
away they visited not only tht. Can
adian city but .-pent a day in St.
Louis and M innca ppalis, a clay in
Chicago and a night in Cincinnati.
The big-game hunter was telling his
stay-at-home wife all about his en
counter with the Bengal tiger and
how hp finally shot it
"Yes," he wound up. "it was a ease
of the tiger or me,"
"I'm so glad it was the tiger, dear,"
slip said sweetly, "otherwise we
wouldn't have this lovely rug-"
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Some years ago the government
was forced to place heavy steel bars
across xne, wimiows on top ot tne mon-.
ument to keep iieople from I vequently I
jumping; out and committing suicide- j
Within the windows now are red
beacons that warn airplanes to Watch
; out for the monument.
a population of
I learned ..from; a taxi driver that
there were over 2. 750 other cabs in
the city besides his. Pome of the cabs
ai-p equipped with radios to, enter
tain their ' passengers. ' ..
Since a congressman Was run over
on Capitol Hill recently an order was
made that there be no more left hand
SMOP.ING A '"AMEL when
wearv or "lov. ' makes vnu
"feci as good as new." There
is. a delightful "lift" which
quickly banishes that "all in"
feeling. Enjoy this "energizing
effect ' as often? as vou want!
Camel's costlier tobaccos never
interfere with your nerves.
People, who are no; accustoire ! '
being around when news par to;: ;
phers fcike flashlight pictures hsu.i..
jump after each shot." , ,
Getting back home, I heard some
one ask another person: "Where did
they get the . name Great Smoky
Mountains National Park?" .
"Oh. that's because Asheville's
smoke covers the territory;" they, replied.-
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Next Tuesday is circus day, and
next to Christmas that - was once
my ; big day. As . a child I enjoyed
every feature of the "tent city" "ex
cept their red lemonade and that
still holds good.
The last circus I went too, I was
in company of a man whose wife
made him gargle, his throat morning
and night because he mingled with
people on the streets and she was
afraid of germs. At the circus, how.
ever, he ate three hamburgers and
drank two glasses of red lemonade.
He showed no ill, effects for his act,
and his wife believes to this day that
her careful doctoring is the result of
his. good health, -.
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