THE WAYNESVILLE MOUNTAINEER
THURSDAY, SEPTEVRPp ,
THE WAYNESVILLE PRINTING CO.
Main Street Phone 137
Waynesville, N'orth Carolina
The County Seat Of Haywood County
W. CURTIS RUSS , Editor
W. Curtis Russ and Marlon T. Bridges, Publishers
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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 1937
LABOR DAY CELEBRATIONS
No effort or expense is being spared in
staging the first annual Labor Day celebration
for this immediate community. For many
years Canton has celebrated Labor Day in a
gala fashion, and has attracted thousands of
people. This is being repeated this year.
This year, with good programs going on
in both ends of the County at once, there will
be no excuse for anyone not enjoying the day
-as far as entertainment is concerned.
We sometimes question whether the ave
rage person fully realizes the importance of
the industries located in Haywood County as
far as completing a well-rounded and balanced
economic program here.
A conservative estimate is that something
like three millions are paid out for industrial
pay rolls in Haywood County each year. This
-does not include thousands upon thousands
spent for raw materials, supplies, utilities, tran
sportation and taxes,
There is no doubt but the wages spent by
Haywood's industrial citizens find their way into
raore channels of trade than any other source
of income coming into Haywood County.
It seems fitting that two outstanding cele
brations be staged in Haywcod County on Labor
Day, in recognition of the part that those em
ployed in industrial plants play in balancing
iour ideal economic program.
TOO MUCH DISPLAY OF (JUNS
Small boys with toy or dummy guns imi
tate as best they can the actions of Western
bad men and the screen type of law enforce
ment officer. They practice to become quick on
the draw and fast in delivering their (imagi
nary) shots. Wide hats and cowboy chaps ap
peal to them. They dream of becoming ace
sun throwers when they attain manhood.
After a while, of course, normal boys will
'grow out cf this. They will look back on their
earlier ambitions a bit sheepishly. More ser
ious things .'will occupy their time.
But, unfortunately, not all boys are nor
mal. Some never lose their love for the spec
tacular, for the bang-bang sort of existence they
have seen pictured on the screen. They re
place their toy guns with real guns and set out
to make a name for themselves as gangsters,
to end up in prison, in the morgue or in the
Possibly American boys are being fed too
much of the wild and wooly West brand of life.
America is no longer a wild and wooly country
or shouldn't be. Gun toting, gun throwing
has no place in our present scheme of things
"But American life has been so sensationalized
In story and on the screen that the ambition of
thousands of boys, especially boys a bit back
ward mentally, is to own and use real guns.
The average American citizen has no more
"business With a pistol in his. pocket than he has
with a Daniel Boone style rifle on his shoulder.
The pistol is dangerous alike to him and those
with whom becomes in contact. It is time the
American people were leaving gun toting to
.persons charged with enforcing the law.
.Even among officers there is too much dis
play of guns. America is old enough to be
grown up. All the bad Indians have been killed.
AH our bad men now are of our own growing.
Tfith a little change in tactics we might be able
iouit growing bad men. Ex.
To pay off the government's $36,500,000,-
Wo debt out of the daily wages, the working
population of this country would have to wrork
7 days a week for more than 10 months, says
a financial statistician.
A BIG NEW INDUSTRY ,
More than five hundred different concerns
are engaged in the newest of America's major
industries. That of air-oonditioning. The
means of so building and equipping houses,
offices, factories, stores and theatres that the
temperature and humidity can be controlled at
all seasons and under any weather conditions,
has at last come out of the experimental stage
and become a practical reality of everyday ap
plication. It is in about the stage in which the auto
mobile was when Mr. Ford turned out his first
"Model T" thirty years ago. It will be years
before an air-conditioned home will be as much
a necessity for every family as an automobile
is today but it is pretty nearly a certainty that
that time will come.
As with automobiles, increased production
will bring costs down. Today only the fairly
well-to-do can afford to equip their homes with
air-conditioning devices, but in a not far distant
tomorrow a house not so equipped will be re
garded as out of date and fit only for the very
poor to live in.
Permanent prosperity Is brought about
through the successive development of new
industries. Air-conditioning is the latest of
these and holds unlimited possibilities for
America's future prosperity. Gates County
THE OLD HOME TOWN By STANLEY
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THE HAP A LOT OF TgOOBUE FIELDING
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BEEN GRAZING ON THE DLAvONt DURJAt
THIS WET WEATHER
or ihe KST
IDEAL NEWSPAPER MAN
The editor of a weekly newspaper in a
little town in Missouri recently condensed into
a paragraph an understanding appreciation of
the community newspaper editor or publisher,
"Somebody wishes to know the qualifica
tions of an ideal newspaper man. There isn't
any such individual, but if there were he would
be as fast in action as an electric fan and as
patient as Job; he would have the endurance
of 20 and the wisdom of 70; he would have the
memory of an encyclopedia and the infalibilty
of an adding machine; he Would have an eye
like an eagle and the nose of a blood-hound;
he would be as tactful as an expectant heir
before a rich uncle, and as firm as granite; he
would be discerning as a shaft of light and have
the analysis of a Supreme court jurist, he
would be able to, at one and the same time, ans
wer two telephones, place a call of his own,
check a proof sheet, and add the middle name
of the third assistant secretary of the navy, and
remember whatever it was he was told to bring
home from the corner drug store."
Sometimes we think that nearly every one
thinks that they know just how a newspaper
should be run and are always free to offer their
advice which we accept gladly at all times. Ex.
By W. CURTIS RUSS
As I was coming to the office this
morning I was impressed at meeting
two boys in their teens. I do not
know their names, and I doubt if they
know me, so I feel at liberty to ex
press my feelings.
TO THE LAND OF THE SKIES."
THE FAMILY REUNION
There is no custom in the South quite so
beautiful or steeped in more sentiment than the
family reunion. It is an occasion when the
children and the grand-children gather at the
old home, renew the old ties and gladden the
hearts of the old folks. Since dinner on the
ground is the usual essential for a successful
reunion, this season of the year is more es
pecially adapted to the custom, though any time
this summer or early fall will do. This is par
ticularly true if the reunion date falls on a
Much the fame reasons may be urged for
the country picnic and barbecue. Of late years
the young folks have taken it for granted that
picnics are given for them alone, but much
pleasure can be had by the older folks, too. It
brings together the old friends of the neighbor
hood and enables them to visit and mingle with
one another in a way that makes country life
more pleasant and agreeable.
Any institution that brings people togeth
er in a carefree and happy spirit is good. By
renewing old acquaintances we sweeten friend
ships. Memphis Commercial-Appeal.
One of the boys had a copy of Judge
Winston's "Biography of Robert E.
Lee" under his arm.
The second boy, and I judged the
older of the two, had a cheap "pulp"
magazine, and for the glance I got of
the cover, a boy in his teens certainly
had no business with a sexy publication.
The reading material the two boys
carried under their arms told what
kind of boys they were. It showed
their character, and the trend of their
thoughts were shown the world.
Someone has said that they could tell
your character by the company you
kept. The same is true of literature.
Show me what you read and I'll show
you your destiny.
Few people have longer legs than
LeRoy Davis. Of course, that is all in
LeRoy's favor sometimes, and then
again, it proves to be a handicap. On
one occasion it proved to be such a
handicap that seven policemen cov
ered him with guns, thinking he was
a bank robber.
Furthermore, anyone knowing Le
Roy knows that his honesty is above
reproach, but the California officers
did not know at the time the facts.
It happened when LeRoy went to
the bank with the president of the
bank, after banking hours, to attend
to some business. The president went
into an adjoining office for some pa
pers, and left LeKoy sitting at his
desk. In an effort to "unfold" his
legs under the desk, LeRoy hit the
burglar alarm switch and set off the
alarm. Before he could budge, there
were seven policemen covering the
entrance to the bank, and one Standing
just outside a large plate glass win-:
dow motioning LeRoy to come out. I
By that time the president told the
efficient policemen of the false alarm.
Waves of majestic mountains,
Losing themselves in the clouds,
Seeming vain in their gorgeous rai
ment. The verdue of their shrouds.
Down into the peaceful valleys,
Pictures of contentment and rest,
The rivulets spring with rythmic
Leaping sheer from the crest.
' A panorama of glamorous beauty,
Designed by the omnipotent hand,
The scars which mar the splendor,
Are the puny efforts of man.
Inspiring to reverential awe,
As the shifting scenes unfold,
In the presence of such grandeur,
'Tis truly a feast for the soul.
Land of mystic enchantment,
A vertitable paradise,
Masterpiece of God's handiwork,
This glorified "Land of the Skies."
Written by Howard Hugh Davidson,
of New Boston, Texas, nephew of Mrs.
R. N. Barber, after a trip through the
(From the files of .W..L
20 papers being
soldiers in France. 1
Jackson County Fair op
No motoring on Sun,ja
Big merohant blackly' f
It was Lt. Hilary
(From the fitesT?-",.
24 Boy Scouts fT,m h -5-
Cream prices advance tw
pound on butter fat. ' Ct:
Dahlia show is set fV iV ,
month. " i0 '9!
lain, ayproaenes fiec:,itJ
LuiiiniiiLee meeting here
Daniels to speak at educate
Canton robhpr .
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(From the files of September 3 r
Present plans are fur p0(K'
pass through here.
County Asking for over millim
lars in refunds from the state h
wc,ci(i uumcs iu De built in
v,.v...u 1IUier oi sweeps'J
fi'ic at iiuvvei snow.
Sale of fishing licenses increase
per cent over last year,
Ti1.. i. . c
iuiy s sei-reiary oi war has isi
orders forbidding use of profanitJ
tne army, uosn, they must
stopped buying Missouri mules.-
A big bull in New Mexico rece
charged headlong into a Sants
railway engine. He evidently d:i
have any more sense than a kt
Pink skunks are being, hr.'.dp
New Hampshire and we are quit a
tent the hunt should be so far a
Russia has proved to the world that
it has planes and fliers capable of
traveling 6,000 miles without a stop.
Whereupon Japan discovered that it
was China she was mad at all the
The first thing Duchess Wallyd
her new Austrian castle was to n
all the furniture around Bless
heart, she's just just an ordinary
man after all.
An explosive nearly as powerful
nitroglycerin is being made .out!
corn, we learn. Nothing new
that. In the good old days we cal
it "white mule."
The basis of all wealth, is real estate. Many of .the
best and most consistent incomes are derived from the
ownership of real estate of value farm lands, or ci.v
BRING US YOUR REAL ESTATE NEEDS WHETHER
YOU WANT TO BUY, SELL OR RENT.
L. N. DAVIS & CO.
Real Estate Rentals Bonds.
- MAIN STREET
Uncle Sam put $230,000 in his pocket in
1936 because the public was careless in address
ing mail. Exactly 12,250,000 pieces of mail
went to the "Dead Letter Office" because of
insufficient addresses, and 108,454 of that num
ber contained money. Since there was no re
turn address on the envelopes, and it could not
be returned, the government got it. All of
which should impress our citizens with the im
portance of having a return card in the upper
left-hand corner of every envelope they mail.
This day in time when printed return cards on
envelopes is so inexpensive, and the only guar
antee of a letter's return if it is improperly ad
dressed, there is no excuse for mail going to
the "Dead Letter Office." Whether it ia a busi
ness or a social letter, make sure your name
and address is in the upper left-hand corner
of the envelope in which it is mailed. Then if,
it1 isn't delivered you will get it back, and have
the satisfaction of knowing it came back. Ex.
Whereupon, LeRoy quickly "folded"
his legs, and vows he stood in the
middle of the floor for the remainder
of the conference.
Another yarn about the same Davis
family has to do with John L. Davis.
Mr. Davis lists his occupation as
bookkeeper, but the other day he as
sumed the role of mind-reader or
at least his listeners thought he was
pulling such a stunt. It all happened
Eyes Rxamined For Appointment
'ilasses Fittetl '.'Telephone 201
DR. R. KING HARPE
127 H Main St. Wells Bids. Canton. ' c
A young couple stopped at their
home for the night, and during the
course of conversation the young wo
man mentioned her maiden name, and
a slight reference to her father. It
so happened that Mr. Davis had
known her family back in Knoxville
over 20 years ago, and also remem
bered that this girl's birthday was on
the same day as his. So he started in:
Now, your father's initials are J. B..
he's a hardware dealer, lives in Knox
ville, and your birthday is August
11th.. By the time Mr. Davis had
told that much about her, she be
gan to wonder what next and found
that he wasn't a mind reader, but just
possessed a good memory.
If Mae West was a poor chorus girl
that fellow who says she is his wife
wouldn't look at her. She not only
has two kinds of figures, but one of
them is a million or two.
MORE THAN A STORE
In many ways, Alexander's is very little different
from thousands of other modern drug stores. Hut there
is a PROFESSIONAL atmosphere around this establish
ment that lifts it above the general run of stores. " It 1?
the same atmosphere that characterizes a hospital or a
doctor's office, or any place where serious work is taln
in a serious way. It must be evident to everyone hJ
knows this institution that Alexander's fully appreciate
the big responsibility which prescription compounding
involves. ' -.'
A S K Y OUR D O C T O R
Phones 53 & 54 Opposite Post Offi
TWO REGISTERED PHARMACISTS FOR YOl'R