THE WAYNESVILLE MOUNTAINEER
THURSDAY, MARCH 18, 19
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THURSDAY, MARCH 18, 19 57
ARE WE (JETTING OCR SHARK?
According to an estimate of the National
I 'ark Service, approximately IS, 122 people
visited the Great Smoky Mountains National
Park during February. This represents an in
crease of 11 per cent over tin same month last
Tile same report 'shows that about 12,000
of these visitors were from North Carolina and
Tennessee, leaving ."5,000 from the rest of the
country. To be exact, !,r02 were from Tenn
essee, l.tf.'JO from North Carolina, 109 from
Ohio, ."517 from Illinois, 207 from Michigan and
2.'5!) from Georgia, and ol from Ontaria. Canada.
There are two important factors revealed
in those figures: first, people from the mid-west
seem to be more interested in our section than
any other group. This is particularly true of
Ohio, Michigan and Illinois. That means we
have a possibility, awaiting us in those states
that we believe exceeds that of the states south
The mid-western states have larger in
comes per capita, than do our southern states,
and for the most part, appreciate our section
more than some other groups.
In looking back over the report of the Park
Service, and finding that 3,000 travelers from
afar or more passed through the park, and
probably Waynesville. we just wonder how
many of these stopped in our community and
spent either time or money?
If we did not get a fair representation from
that 3,000, then there must be something wrong
Avith us, or else travelers through the Park will
not mean as much to us as we might believe.
If we got our share of the 3,000 during
February to stop, then we should be spurred on
to prepare for greater crowds. If we did not get
our share of these 3,000, then it is high time
that we do something which would enable us
to get them to stop or else stop beating our
chests in anticipation of the time when the
"'Park opens up."
THE WISER COURSE
It is encouraging to know that Eastern
Carolina farmers are aware of the dangers of
over-production of tobacco. This same warning
has been issued in the burley belt, but we un
derstand some farmers have failed to heed the
Under the caption, the wiser course, the
Dertie Ledger Advance recently said:
"It is apparent now that tobacco growers
of this county and section are intending to raise
much more tobacco this year than in the past
several seasons. And everywhere else, in the
tobacco areas, the same thing looms. And the
result will be lots of tobacco, on the markets
to sell at lower prices, for much of it will be of
"That is the point at hand: If the growers
of Bertie as well as other counties of this area,
will make up their minds that they are going
to "stick to their knitting" this year in other
words, raise a moderate acreage, and make the
finest grade tobacco they possibly can raise,
they will not be squealing as loudly next fall
at the prices they get, as the "raise-all-I-can"
growers who set out too much to take good
care of, and whose leaf is of poor quality, gen
erally. The wiser farmer plans to set out just
what acreage he is sure he can care for well,
and cure well, and grade well, and then he gets
a good price for his crop, and is happy, and not
'worked to death' in the mad struggle to get
rich in one year."
Local option votes are always unpredictable
because of the amphibian element in the popu
lation those who vote, dry and drink wet.
ASLEEP AT THE SWITCH
For more than ten years, the citizens of
Western North Carolina, and the State, have
dreamed of the day when the Federal Govern
ment would take over the Great Smoky Moun
tains National Park and develop it into the
"center of the garden spot of the world."
During the past five years, renewed inte
rest has been created by the Blue Ridge Park
way. Obstacles of every nature were overcome
and actual construction begun. The construc
tion work, however, has been done on the other
end of the Parkway, mainly because of the
necessity of an Act of Congress which would
authorize the exchange of Park lands for cer
tain Indian lands for the right-of-way of the
Du;ing the last session of Congress, a bill
was introduced which would authorize this ex
cnange. The bill was late in getting into Con
gress, and failed to pass.
Last June, the voters of the eleventh con
gressional district, were assured by Congress
man Zebulon Weaver, then a candidate to suc
ceed himself, that as soon as the present ses
sion of Congress convened that he would see to
it tiiat a proptr bill authorizing this exchange,
would V introduced and pushed to ratification.
The. voters were confident that this would
be done, by the congressman who had already
erved the district for about 20 years. Need
1 ss to say he was elected by an overwhelming
The voters were apparently satisfied that
their interests in Washington were being well
taken care of, but no assuring word was re
ceived to substantiate their faith.
Officers of the Chambers of Commerce be
gan writing letters to Mr. Weaver asking for
the status of the Park bills and related matters.
The letters were courteously and promptly ans
wered ly Air. Weaver, as was the case of the one
p'ceived by the president of the Waynesville
Chamber of. Commerce on February 23'rd, which
read in part : "... I am assured that the bill (the
bill calling for an exchange of land) will be
favoiably reported from the Public Lands Com
mittee, and 1 will keep in touch with you in
regard to it."
As stated above the letter was written on
February. 23rd, and exactly two weeks later,
Congressman Weaver" learned" that the very
bill he was so confident would be favorably re
ported on, had NEVER been introduced.
That is the story, in brief, of the bill, and
the lack of action on it to date, except to say,
that Congressman Weaver, with his face
wroathtd in blushes, and embarrassment, in
troduced the necessary bill just in time to get
similar action in the state legislature.
The Indian Tribal Council on Monday voted
down the proposal of the Parkway passing
through the reservation. No doubt their action
was based largely on the fact that there has
been a lack of interest shown in the matter by
those who should have led the fight.
The completion of the Park will mean so
much to the State of North Carolina, that the
citizens cannot afford to let the Congressman
from the Eleventh District continue to "doze
at the switch."
A closer watch will be made on Mr. Weav
er's activities. by" the people "back home" and
he might prepare to get into and stay in ac
tion to meet their requests and to keep his
obligations. This is no time for a man Who
has important work to do to "doze."
THE OLD HOME TOWN
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By W. CURTIS RUSS
Have' you ever thought what an
xportam j;art milk plays in our
vim v-iav lives
you wil: be interested t
THAT sonic two, million people in
the United States are alive today
largely because the milk they drank
as children was pure.
19 Years Ago1
I Yv mted states
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been given such standing by the emi
nent Supreme Court, Justices, and
here is the basis of the current and
THAT you probably owe your life
to a safe milk supply when vou were
a child. ...'-.
THAT when the Hebrews of Biblical
times pictured the Promised Land,
they made no mention of gold, gems
or precious jewels, but promised that
"it was a land flowing with milk and
THAT when Homer smote his lyre
he sanp of milk.
THAT there are
stances in milk.
4(3 different sub-
SENATOR SMATHERS ON THE ALTAR
In a recent editorial, The New York Her
ald Tribune says that Senator William H,
Smathers, of Atlantic City, and a former citi
zen of Waynesville, is on the altar, and "bids
fair to become the most distinguished martyr
to Democratic party regularity that this quart
er of the U. S. A. has produced in a long while."
The Herald Tribune goes on to say:
"Elected a United States Senator in No
vember by the Hague organization, the luck
less Smathers has not only been denied hither
to the superior emoluments, perquisites, privi
leges and dignities to go with a suite of offices
on Capitol Hill, but has had to expose himself
to a constant fight of stinging quips and jibes
by sitting tight in Trenton as a loyal son of his
political alma mater, the dear old Hague ma
"Having now served his usefulness in Tren
ton, he is about to proceed to Washington to
incur there the bitter animosity of every in
telligent citizen of the State of New Jersey, as
the Hague machine's special packet of tribute
to the Roosevelt-Farley machine. He will leave
his humiliating post in Trenton as a sit-down
Hague striker against Republican control of
the State Senate to support in Washington
President Roosevelt's raid on the Supreme
Court. That responsibility to the New Jersey
electorate which he has so far failed to assume
in Washington because his boss needed him at
home he is now ready to discharge by funct
ioning as the Hague sacrifice on the Roosevelt
THAT if you bought the foods in
a quart of milk separately at a chem
ist's, he would have to charge you
more than $44 for them.
Let mo quote what others have said.
The illustrious Abraham Lincoln,
declared in his first inaugural:
"The candid citizen must confess
that if the policy of the government,
upon vital questions affecting the
whole people, is to be irrevocably
fixed by decision of the Supreme
Court, the instant they are made or
dinary litigations between parties in
personal actions the people will have
ceased to be their own rulers, having
to that extent practically resigned
their Government into the hands of
that eminent tribunal."
The great Justice Holmes, who ever
held aloft the light of justice for all
"It must be remembered that legis
lators are the ultimate guardians of
the liberties and welfare of the people
in quite as great a degree as the
THAT a quart of milk has as much
enrsry. value as a pound of steak and
twice as much as a ponnd of chicken.
tWAT PS ner cent of the milk vou
drink is digested and in about the
same time as vegetables.
THAT death rates are lowest in
tfcnce countries which consume the
most dairy products.
THAT milk helps you dodge diseas
HAT m-oner diet with plenty of
will add several years to our
THAT Americans who won in the
Berlin Olympics trained on milk.
THAT milk is the most perishable
TWAT dairv farmers were paid
$1400 million dollars in 19,15.
THAT ore-fifth of all agricultural
income comes from the cow.
Again Justice Holmes said:
"The first requirement of a sound
body of law is that it should corre
spond with the actual feelings and de-1
mand of the community. !
"The courts were intended to en-1
dure for all ages to come and conse-'
quently to be adapted to the various 1
crises m human affairs."
(From the files of Mare:
The school closed jn Haze!
Friday night, with appro;,..'
E. L. Withers has leased ti
home on Haywood street
Dr. Sam Stringrield and :';
Sunburst, were here Fii'Ur.
Our devil went fishing wit
Taylor on Monday, and thw
get a bite.
Vfrs Fmnia Willie V...
from a visit to her son an.; A .. . T
We understand that Editor H
aeiueue nas soiu me Lanton OW.-i
eration being $4,500.
Emma Lenoir, colored woman t.1
greatly assisted the Red t'ros 2
by voluntarily doing all the v.-.uhl
anil iinino1 rtf trarmant j i...l ?
local Red Cross work rooms
rora is still Denind with .hH,
Tl- 1 1 J 1 I l
i ne locui ucaier nas a aozen unii
orders, and nas received only one
since last September, and that w
truck for Blackwell-Bushnell.
Among the visiting soldiers here
... . i. r " o
weeri iron. ..auiu oevier wcvj;
Charles Francis, John June.,., R
Coble, Tom Carver, Lin wo. i Grjfi
and Lt. Henry MacFayden.
Albert C. Walker, 0f Crabtiee.
in town on Monday and made u
pleasant visit . Mr. Walker htf
thought of being a candidate for tk
legislature, but has changed hU n::
Miss Delia Childress, of .! i
county, who was formerly a :att
the household of Mr. Felix Allej,
a visitor in his home on 'Saturday ad
The road between here and ('iyl
and the road between here and Ln'n
store have been dragged and are
line condition, as many could te.,ti
on Sunday afternoon. I
Two weeks ago we published a li
of l.'io men who had been accepted ft
service, and today we print an v'v
tional list of 105 accepted by the H.ijv
wood ciiunty board. . j;
A message of importance ' v ilj
people of Haywood county. Let every,
body in this section hear Governor W.
T. Bickett at the graded school bui'J.
ing at 2 o'clock oh Monday aftei-rmoi
everywhere he goes in the state 'he
people are informed as to what, to 4
in our great world crisis.
must answer. Their rights must con$
first. And the effort to put the
rights first precipitated the preset
These quotations from great stu
dents of our government deserve
study and thought as our people stand
at the crossroads of national affairs.
These statements were not made in
the heat of debate. They were made
by men who enjoyed national confi
dence, and by men whose deeds merit
that their words be remembprpH. I
cite them now because they are timely. '
Is the President correct in his con
tention that the Supreme Court has
not given due respect to the legisla
tive will of the peopre? Are the op
ponents of his program in their con
tention that the Supreme Court has
always been right ? Answers to these
questions will be found when the peo
ple on farm and in factory understand
the issues involved and thunder out !
their views. They, and thev alone.
Everything that you own
should be insured against
loss by fire and many
other hazards. We sell
policies only in the stock
companies noted for fin
ancial strength as well as
for a reputation of
promptly settling all hon
CALL ON US FOR ALL
The L. N. Davis Co.
Loans Real Estate Rentali
Insurance and Bonds.
THAT milk is bv far the farmer's
hieeest "croc and his surest, as it
does not. have to deoend on foreitrn
markets as do wheat, cotton and oth-
THAT put of every dollar pnid for
milk ''v the consumer, the farmer
gets 4S cents.
THAT IS billinn aua-ts of milk are
used each year for making butter.
THAT two billion quarts of milk are
usd enh vear to make evaporated
milk, lhis helos maintain the nrice.
THAT a billion auarts of milks are
used each year to make ice cream.
THAT in 1900 Americans ate 25
million gal'ons of ice cream. Todav
over 200 million gallons are consumed.
THAT it takes two a half billion
quarts of milk for cheese.
THAT twenty years ago our con
sumption of cheese was 2 pounds
per person, lodayit 13 five pounds.
THAT I did not know all of the
above about milk and allied products
until I read a booklet titled: "Herds
men of Health," prepared and sent
out by N. W. Ayer & Co.. Philadel-
You Expect Your Doctor To Know
How to recognize your ailment, restore you to good
health and keep you well.
It takes years of preparation for him to be able to
do this. Every time you consult him he gives yon the
benefit of the latest scientific methods, his own personal
experience, and the experience of others.
Your Doctor wants to make and keep you weUV Co
operate with him. follow out his instructions, and you
will be better off physically and mentally.
A SKY 0 U R D O C T O R
Phones 53 & 54 Opposite Post Office
TWO REGISTERED PHARMACISTS FOR YOUR1
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