THE MOUNTAINEER, WAYNESVILLE, N. C.
THE WAYNESVILLE PRINTING CO.
Waynesville, N. J.
W. C. RUSS ... Editor
W. C. Russ and M. T. Bridges, Publishers
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tue Act of March 3, 1879, November 20, 1914.
North Carolina v4k
THURSDAY, JULY 11, 1933
tiiokjiits roil skiuois moments
llcltii- l -ink beneath the sliix-k, tlmn moulder
ilr i- meal on the iwk. Byran.
ManhiMMl, not scholarship. Is tlie first aim of eclu
l aiion. Krnoxl Thompson seton.
All truth is an achievement. If you would haw
truth at it- lull value, go win it. Munger.
Whocwr -cries his country well has no need of
It i only tho-c who do not know hou to work (hat
do not loie it. ffo those who do, It Is better than play
ii i- a rcliuiou. .1. If. Patter-on.
A WISE MOVE BY THE INDIANS
The decision made by the Cherokee Indians
refusing, the Scenic Parkway to pass through
the reservation from Soco (lap to the Park can
not be termed the'. Unexpected nor the regret
table. The fact 'is, the entire section will be
better ol' by their refusal.
Certainly the Indians are better off, since
the Parkway would have taken 1600 acres of
their best farming land, and the new proposed
route from Soco (lap via Black Camp (lap to
Smokemont affords scenic views that cannot be
found anywhere in the park area.
The Indians will be content with a Paved
highway from Soco Gap to the Reservation,
This road would give them a shorter outlet into
Waynesville. The contract for the road from
Soco (lap to Cherokee was let at one time, but
held up because of the decision to run the Park
way over the route. The contract called for
The State Highway Commission is sche
duled to meet in Raleigh within ten days and
if we are not too far wrong we believe the Indi
ans will be onjhand to see that the contract is
renewed for building the road from Soco Gap
to their reservation.
It is a known fact that through the years
the Indians have given and given, until they
have very little left, and the very least that can
be done now is give them this eastern outlet.
Not only would the road help them, but would
afford a loop into the park and back through
the reservation that would be unsurpassed.
So after all, their decision on the routing
of the Scenic Parkway was a wise one, from
BEWARE OF RUMORS
Not that Waynesville is any different from
any other town, but it seems that there are en
tirely too many unfounded rumors floating
around these days. v v
The least little thing out of the ordinary
sets things going whether good or bad, and
most of the time it is the bad that gets the most
push and greatest circulation. ' .
Several times this week rumors about this
or that have gotten out, and not a One of them
panned cut to be true. This is especially true
Just for an example of how rumors can go
regarding the paralysis scare: .,'.'.'.'
to the extreme, only last week two women were
in an automobile accident about five miles from
here. Within a short time the report was that
' both had died from injuries. One man even saw
them pass out but a check-up showed that the
women weren't injured enough to be required
to remain in the hospital but a short while a
couple of hours.
. And there it goes. .
In another instance a hotel man said his
business was off about five per cent. After
passing by rumors, in less than an hour it has
grown to twenty-five percent.
Of course, there will always be rumors, but
the best thing is to never repeat one for the
truth, nor take stock in them. Chances aret'that
one in a million is right.
Corn growers of Haywood County report
more than usual trouble from the bud worm and
corn borer this season.
NEW TERRITORY AFFORDS OPPOR
TUNITIES Figures just released by the park sen-ice
show that during the month of June an esti
mate of 17,100 automobiles carrying 65,031
people entered the Great Smoky Mountains Na
That alone is worthy of careful considera
tion, but the fact that 1,081 of these cars were
from Ohio and 795 from Illinois, 36( from
Michigan, 298 from Kentucky, 199 from Indi
ana, 171 from New York, 155 from Pennsylvan
ia as compared with 150 from Florida clearly t
shows that the great travel into the park will
be from the mid-west rather than from the
Does this report of the Park Service mean
that we should divert some of our advertising
and efforts to the mid-west and north rather
than wholly in the South? The figures show
that greater opportunities are there, at least.
WONDERS OF SCIENCE
Science is man's modern worker of magic.
There is hardly a story of ancient magic
which has not been more than matched by the
accomplishment of modern science in the same
Science is man's greatest weapon and his
greatest ally against hunger, disease, and the
dangers of the unknown.
Science even takes note of our fads and
fancies and attempts to satisfy them.
There's the odoriferous cnion, for instance.
Most people like the onion, but dislike its
odor intensely, especially when it is in some
body else's breath.
And so science has for a long time been
trying to invent, or develop, or produce or
however it is that one gets a new kind of onion
a variety of the allium cepa which is minus
that particular offensive odor.
And now it is eureka, or something, for
The president of the United Brotherhood
of Vegetarians says the odorless onion is about
to make its debut.
Which will be good news for the lovers of
"steak and onions," to which brotherhood cer
tainly most of us belong. Rock Hill, S. C,
By W. CURTIS RUSS
By Thomas Hast well
Just as I was all keytd up to write
a column on "Court Week" in walked
the Rambler with a wnoie half col
umn about it. That meant I didn't
have to o in the crowd . . . and it
was hot any jv Monday ... so
And since it haa gotten warm here,
the bean crop has broken loose, ac
cording to A. G. Roberts, produce man
of 1 he Land U tne bky Association.
To sell four, live or six hundred
hampers of beans a week is small
pickings in his line. And after sell
ing beans, talking beans, buying
beans, and everything else that can
be done to beans, his wife tells that
he goes home and wants beans . . . .
evidently a sure nuff "bean man."
I w'omit-r if Mr. Roberts will admit
that he could handle a bean shooter
in 'school to perfection 7
A check-up of the week-end auto accidents
brought the total of the country to eighty-two.
The average citizen reads such alarming news
with little concern, and no thought of doing
anything about it, yet if some contagious di
sease claimed that number of people in the same
length of time we would all be up in arms de
manding the officials to "do something."
These 'five minute", naps, which
many of us like to take just before
getting up, are sometimes hours
long or at least that was the case
of a certain young business man last
week. lie thought it was 7:15 so he
dozed oil" intending to get up at I'.'M,
but something went wrong with his
calculations, and at eleven o clock
he woke up . . . imagine his feelings.
There is a man in Waynesville who
spends about $Uu a month for gas and
oil for just his one car . . , to call
his name would be unfair to the
service station he is patronizing ..... .
but customers like that must be
Isn't it peculiar how hard-up some people
claim they are, while others claim they're not
hard-up but are.
OXr. DAY Of COVKT
Mimiliiy. July S Judirp Alley is holdinz court. Thp
ciowd is Kiithi-rinK. a typical' Criminal Court assemb
lage. . .iinil how interesting to tphsprve, to study the
fares i.f thi human throng!'. All ajies are here, from
Hi- child in its mother's urrns to bowed anil decrepit
nil! men and women seventy-five or 'eighty years old.
all iiiixinut elliowitiK. jostlrnK. . .little t;roUs xarhered
here n,l there, talking, la nuhlnc and .iokina. Some
have d. care-worn faces. Win most of these folks are
in the West of humor.. Ami why not? Kr this is re
union "time 'come aftain. llaywoort County Court! ,
The Charge is finished. "John J!. Iot, Join H.
loe"' the court crier calls out. V .and there's a stir in
the lotiliy as Home one ' answers' . and makes his vav
toward the jirand jury room. ..Now ...look outside. .
the people are still coming' . .already it looks like
there's, little parking; space left. Listen! Strains of
music. . .the crowd is .shifting. . now the people are
crowding around two mountain hoys with banjo and
uuitar. ami soon the notes of "Birmingham Jail" are
heard; piercing. .sad..
The poor devil in trouble is always to he seen and
pitied. . violators old and 'young, but mostly young.
They've come, to get It over with. Hot the saddest part
of It all is the constant dragging ot other members of
the. family, probably innocent, into the picture. . .often
we see a care-worn, frail mother with child, in arms,
waiting, waiting: to hear tho verdict ami sentence of
her "old man."
'Tis afternoon, the sun is getting low. . ,"(Vh; yes oh
yes, this honorable rwurtls now adjourned--" and soon
the scene has changed again, as the clatter of hundreds
of feet are heard on the stirways. . another day of
Haywood County Criminal Court, has passed into history.
llKltOKS GRKAT M SMAI.I.
. . . .Yes and we don't have to go to "Flanders. Fields"
nor turn back the pages of history to find them. Neith
er do the names of those heroes chiseled in monuments
of stone and the lists of those voted a place in the Halls
of Fame begin to name all the heroes.
Heroism, what is it but devotion to a cause, princi
ple or person maybe, the unselfish sacrifice, "carry
ing on" under difficulties, etc. And there's so manv
of these common-place, everyday heroes that the world
always looking for great heroes, scarcely notices them
' at all-
I like to think of Mr. Clarence Miller, with a life
time of service to his church and community and 60 odd
years of close application to business "at the same old
stand". ';.' .with totering steps carrying on until the end.
And of "Granny" Underwood, hearing 80 years of
age and a great grand mother of many children; She
with bowed form still sits, Marner-like, at her loom and
turns out those intricate and beautiful patterns.
And I like to think of that honest, sun-tanned
farmer and his wife laboring, laboring early and late
sacrificing. . .saving, here a little, there a little, until the
mortgage Is finally lifted and the children are'"through
And why not add to these examples that of a poor
colored girl here In Waynesville. Stricken with infan
tile paralysis, she went on a crutch, almost dragging
.one foot; yet she traveled more than two miles a day
going and coming to her place of work Where she ren
dered commendable service for months In heat and cold
rain or shine. , '
Last week I was a victim of one of
the 'phone calls which aggrevates
you to death . . . you know, one of
the kind where they call and try to
make you guess who it is talking, and
carry on a lot of fool without giving
the slightest inkling ot who it is.
This particular call, though, turned,
lout to be for someone else besides
myself ... which turned the joke
on the caller . . . but only alter my
(lander had been ruffled.
And speaking of service stations,
two months ago not a one in Way
nesville was operated on 44-hour
service now at least three have tak
en the locks off the doors tor con
During the past week 1 have pass
ed one of the qualitfeatiorus of being
an outstanding Methodist Veacher
. eaten enough fried chicken to
make any parson turn green with
envv, ;, . . . not tnat . times- are that
good at our house, but just luck and
specials , . . started off with a picnic
on the Fourth . . . had chicken at
Rotary in the Hotel Gordon's . new
dining room Friday . . . was invited
put Sunday and ran into more . .
and Monday had the "pieces" not
commonly used on picnics ... and lo.
and behold, on Tuesday, evening Mr
Craft up and invited the Chamber of
( onnne rce directors down to the
Gordon for (linnet, and again there
appeared fried chicken ... (but
nary a scrap was lett) . ; . clucK
D. A. Howell, the man who has the
reputation for collecting taxes, often
makes the remark. "Where are you."
He tells the way he started using the
phrase back years ago he and the
Dr. B. F. Smathers went on an over
night fishing trip, and during the
night it began to rain, so they sought
shelter on the other side of the river,
with Dr. Smathers carrying the light
and Mr. Howell the "grub." Dr
Smathers saw what he thought was
a big rock and jumped for it-but it
was foam after the splash Mr. How
ell called out, "Where are you?"
The answer was: "In six feet of
To save my life I can't under
stand how some people get by with"
the driving they do . . . only last
week 1 met a woman on a narrow
road, but one that was plenty wide
for two cars to pass. Evidently she
did not think so because she threw
up both hands and just yelled, then
reached for the horn nnd started to
blow, and all the time heading
straignt lor me ... the only way out
was for me to take to the ditch,
which I did only to ruin a fender. And
to thi. day that woman still believes
I she s a good driver.
There'si no ouesrtion skint if Knt
what the improvements on thp Hntol
THE GREATEST MYSTERY
There are three great mysteries in
the world. One is the mystery of
lite, what is it: W here does it come
from? Where does it go. The next
is the mystery of the human mind.
Man is the only animal who has a
desire to better his condition. The
squirrels gather and store their food
the same as squirrels did a thousand
years ago. The beaver builds his dam
the same as the beavers have built
their dams since creation's dawn. But
a man alone of all the animal king
dom is not content to stand still. He
must improve his condition. He must
advance. He must do things better
than his grandfather did them, better
than his father did them. Man is
never satisfied with the degree of
perfection he has attained. Some
thing within him is always reaching
out and clamoring for higher, greater
and better things. This is the mys
tery of the human mind. The other
great mystery is the mystery of
Christ in a man's soul. Without it a
man is a more dangerous animal
than any of the others of the animal
kingdom because in addition to the
unning of the animal he has the
reasoning power of an intelligent
mind. He has greater possibilities
"f cruelty and destruction than the
most powerful beast of the jungle.
But the presence of Christ in the
heart and soul of man has made of
him a different creature and is the
influence that will cause him to rise
still gr&ater and more tnduring
heights than anfmal cunning ad
strength and human reasoning and
In j ir
& lears Ag0
(Mr. Faucette Sw'if
ness trip to Marion V."
(Mr. Lenoir Gwvrl "".'.
spent Sunday arft
'Mr. Jarvis f
was a Waynesville visit... 'V''"3'1
biases cestie Adam. .1 r .m.
Lee have gone to Murphv9
to Miss Beryl Brysou. "J
iuers. Lharlit Tuj' u-
Dee Conover, and Wi. V; !r''e,
en spent Tuesday in -i '", --"ack.
iBs Uizabeth Cia.-k,, ,,f n,. ,
va., is the guest of M;.:. r, alfA
bred at the home of her n' 7
Miss Mary Page ni, v.
guest of Mr. and Mrs. ,liml-1-en,'
.away, has returns) l ."- 'if-
Raieiirh. ' H"'r :
Wt have lately received ,.,
logue of the A. & M. Ul t
aigh. This technical iL.i" R-
doing a most valuable worlr f B
state. Men trained the" a n
tainly making good, a, fa
engineers, as textile u-n,i-.,:. '
Miss Hazel Kill.an cnuna r,jV,v
a reception on Thursday venir t
the receiving H
season ,botr inside and out looks like
a different place and anyone with a
"bay window" has no business in the
ine wi-m .t. . m
Killian, and the M;. ..'' "i '- '
house guests of Mrs. i,,.Vc! '
I hO roiiahrinn ;
v.v.ynwii KIV t'ti ..ill iTrit ,. .1
Suyeta Park Hotel t., bv" v'jSi
Daughters of the Contvil, .. ,.
or of Mrs. Stonowall Jaoksnr.
be the most imnortan- ..;i '.2
f U . TL . . .
me scasuu. I ne I' M- h,.i kr.
beautifully decorated 1... ii, '
sion, with quantities of swei- Wj-
rhododlendron. and siH,,. ";,.u."'
Punch will be serve,) ,., .i.' k.T.
The officers of the Havvu,i .chv
U. D. C. with a number ..f
from the Pink WeK'i
Captain Richmond I'eaisun IhUi
of Alabama, will m-cm-. wsth Mn
The citizens of .this .MYiiun will h
given a hne opportunity iu learc
about the importance s.t kOo.1 wads,
and the bts't . methnd of build
them and keeping thent ..hi repair,
when the "Road Improveiiient Train"
being operated by the Suthern Kail
way, and affiliated lin. -.. working ir
conjunction with tin- United State
office of Public Roads, visits Way
nesville on July 11, at Hi A. M. Those
in charge of the train extend a cor
Hial invitation to the piuple of the
community-. to attend the exhibit. ...
And did you ,ee the Home Guards
off Saturday? a nice looking group,
with every ear mark of real soldiers.
logic would ever be possible. It is
the one power that can take a human
wreck and transform it into a being
of purpose and direction. It can take
out of the heart cruelty and greed
and murder and put into their place
gentleness and usefuin. and love.
Without its influence man i little
more than an intelligent animal. It
is the greatest of all mysteries.
GET MY WIND
M I'M NO ATHLETE, BUT CAMUS
l- 'i ARE MY CIGARETTE TOO. I
x M AGREE WITH CARL HUBBEU I
'-ISl THAT CAMELS ARE MIL0. THEY
t'S. 'i'-fel NEVER IRRITATE MY THROAT
Hwl ' 1 TL"fcj .lC'i 1 M
CARL HUB1EU, star pitcher
of the New York Giants
DANGERS OF GUESSWORK
When a pharmacist guesses that a pharniavf utical
for which therp is a known nresrrihed stanHard
strength will serve the purpose for which it is prescribed,
he is taking chances with somebody's health and with his
own and the physician's reputation.
He does not need to guess. He can buy thM prepa
ration under a name of known reliability, and there' is n0
excuse for the purchase and use of anything with le
than that liability behind it.
Few men in the drug business ever achieved fine
reputations in thp rnmmiinitina lliov cervp hv aSiUITUnS
that there was no distinct relationship between the qual
ity of a product and the price they paid for that product-
AS K Y O U R DOCTOR
Two LICENSED PHARMACISTS For Your iTclectioo
Phones 53 & 54
Try At Home First. . .And You'll Never Regret It
S T O R E
Opposite Pt 0ffiet
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