THE WAYNESVILLE MOUNTAINEER
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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 1937
The 19.'7 apple crop in Haywood County
will perhaps be larger than any year on record.
Naturally with a bumper crop, prices fall to
almost give-away figures.
When a surplus farm commodity is exper
ienced, it is the natural trend of thought to
try and devise some plan of conserving the crop
for future consumption. Thousands of bushels
of apples in .Haywood are not suitable for stor
age, even if storage Were available.
Someone has suggested that the surplus
crop be converted into applesauce and a market
created for the distinctive type which Hay
wood apples make. That sounds feasible, but
is not practical, according to those who are
authorities on the subject.
It seems that every type apple cannot be
successfully canned in commercial canneries,
and in the second place special expensive can
nery machinery is necessary in order to pre
Furthermore, every year's apple crop would
not justify the expenditure necessary for apple
; With all the facts in mind, it seems that
Haywood apples will nave to be sold on an open
market, and housewives avail themselves of
them for home canning, making sauce, jelly,
preserves, and applebutter.
WOULD COST $100 TO SAVE $1
The "undeclared war" in the Far East is
becoming the source of much concern to Ameri
ca. This is evidenced by the fact that people
in -every walk of life and every age, are dis
cussing the possibilities of America taking a
hand "to protect American-owned business" in
We Americans have a habit of figuring
everything out on a dollar and Cents basis,
rather than on moral issues or the value of life.
So, in keeping with our habits, let's figure
this matter out on a dollar and cents basis, using
the figures given by Boake Carter in The Char
Our total trade with Asia is $500,000,000.
Something like half of that is with the
nations involved in the "undeclared war."
China and Japan.
It cost America something like $25,000,
000,000 to participate in the World War for
Now assuming, that if we went to war
in China that w-e would be at the same expense
as in the World War, we would spend $100 at
war to save $1 in trade according to our way
of working the large sums down to understanda
.;'. Spending $100 to save $1 in trade is noth
ing short of insanity, if just cold cash were
envolved. but when thousands of lives are at
stake, the money part is not to be even con
In 1917 America's young manhood rose
to the call to arms and responded to battle "to
make the world safe for Democracy." Until
the United States is actually invaded by a for
eign country, we do not feel that there will
ever be such a free-will response again.
: Certainly not to protect a measly "$1";
foreign trade as shown about, ?
WILD TIGERS VS. DRIVERS
Frank Buck, noted wild animal hunter in
the jungles of Africa, makes a large annual in
come bringing back man-eating tigers to this
country. Last Week he was in an automobile
wreck in New York, and after alighting from
the crumpled taxi in which he was riding, he
made the statement that he'd rather face tigers
than some approaching drivers.
We have never cherished the idea of fac
ing a wild tiger in a jungle, but even at that,
some of these drunken drivers are beyond what
the word wild means.
One hundred and fifty years ago tomor
row, the Constitution of the United States
Up until the past few years the average'
citizen gave little or no thought to the consti
tution except when amendments were voted
Now that the Supreme Court has held cer
tain phases of the new deal were unconstitu
tional, we have become somewhat "constitutionally-minded."
We often hear people argue on whether
they think certain proposed legislation is con
stitutional, and vice versa, and for that reason,
and because tomorrow is the 150th anniver
sary of the adoption of the Constitution, we are
printing, at considerable expense, the full text
and amendments of the Constitution of The
THE OLD HOME TOWN
THE NATIONAL EMBLEM
We heartily agree with the Rock Hill, S. C,
Herald on its comment on the recurring effort
to change the American national emblem from
the eagle to the turkey. Says the Herald:
Somebody in New York has revived the
150-year-old effort to make the turkey, rather
than the eagle, the United States' national em
blem. It was Benjamin Franklin, back in 1784,
who fought the eagle, tooth and nail, with
charges of bad moral character, cowardice and
other highly objectionable characteristics'.
Now Representative Celler of New York has
announced that he may introduce a bill in con
gress next year to make this particular change.
He thinks with Franklin that the turkey
is a much more respectable bird, an original
native of America, and a biped of great physical
Fortunately, however, the average Ameri
can doe.-rti't know much about the eagle, al
most nothing, in fact, except what he learns by
looking at his picture on a silver quarter, or
some other such place.
And w'hile the turkey is a perfectly accep
table emblem for the Thanksgiving Day feast,
he goes the barnyard chicken only one better
as a national emblem.
Suppose, when patriotically excited, we de
sire to make some oratorical remark like, "Let
the eagle scream!"
What could we say, if the turkey was the
national emblem, that would not sound silly?
No, indeed! Much as we admire the turkey
in its proper place, we do not think he would
fit in at all well as an emblem of the soaring
ambition of the American people.
The eagle has been the national emblem
for a hundred and fifty years, and the national
emblem it will continue to be until national em
blems are no more.
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D-A.VET THE PAPEie "TWO DAYS
VMHILC TRVJN&OOT A NEW P'ECE
OF OFFICE" EOUlPrENT
By W. CURTIS RUSS
Thirty-five years ago, one of th
principal entertainment features in
Waynesville during the summer was
the "Richardson Brothers Minstrel
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DISAGREES WITH EDITORIAL
North Carolina is getting into full swing
in a program to advertise the state as a play
ground and vacationland, and at the same time
it is endeavoring to induce outside industries
to look over the industrial opportunities of the
state. One thing it hasn't asked for in the
way of publicity, however, is a release of fig
ures from the department of justice which, it
appears, is in grave need for correction. Look
over the following story:
"A Justice Department crime report show
ed today that an average of 11. l murders per
100.000 population occurred in North Carolina
during the first six months of this year.
"Only Georgia, with an average of 14 4
murders per 100,000, and Florida, with an ave
rageof 11.6 exceeded the North Carolina figure
among the South Atlantic States. Maryland was
low with 3.(5.
"North Carolina also ranked high among
the South Atlantic States in other crimes listed
in the report, compiled by the Bureau of In
vestigation. "There was an average of 4.4 rape cases,
second only to Virginia's 4.9; 36.9 robbery
cases, a medium between South Carolina's 7 8
and Florida's 69.3; 225.00 aggravated assault
cases, highest among the South Atlantic States ;
243.1 burglary cases, third highest in the group -40o.o
larceny cases, a medium between Mary
land's 229.8 and Florida's 864.2, and 121 auto
thefts, highest among South Atlantic States "
For several years they came here
and played to packed houses. Thei
type of entertainment was clean, and
wholesome. It is said that even the
ministers of the town turned out to
see their performances all the fam
The minstrel had ten men all mu
sicians not a woman in the group
They made a success of their enter
tainment. Their jokes were clean
their music was played on brass in
struments, and was mostly marches
and military airs.
One outstanding number that al
ways "took the house down" was the
feat pulled by the trombone player,
While playing a solo he began taking
his instrument apart, and continued
by blowing through his hands, and at
the same time carried on the tune
while assembling the trombone and
concluded the solo.
All this we learned from "Bob
Richardson, one of the brothers and
owner of the minstrel, who spent part
of his vacation in this community this
It so happened that Mr. Richard
son was in town the day the tent
show arrived for a one-night perform
ance, in which they advertised "A
bevy of beautiful girls, dancing in
scanty costumes. - Their advertise
ing posters in the windows left the
impression that the girls had on but
little more than a smile and cosmetics
Just to what extreme the girls
would have gone had the cloud burst
not rained them out is not known
your guess is as good as mine.
Anyway, it brought up this thought,
in which I made a mental comparison
of the minstrel of 35 years ago and
the entertainment given under the
same names today.
Back in 1902, the audiences were
content to listen for two hours to
clean wholesome, humorous jokes, and
hear real music. TODAY, that type
of entertainment is unheard of even
in "Home-talent shows."
It is because the public is demand
ing the almost-nude girls and sugges
tive jokes, or is that just the opinion
of show operators?
Would the public today patronize
a minstrel composed of ten talented
musicians, and black-facked come
dians who told only jokes that every
member of the family should hear ?
As a former resident of the Sium
fested City of New York, who has
come here to live in the Southern
Mountains of a free nation, I am writ
ing this as a retaliation on the re
lentless remark in the Editorial of
the Waynesville Mountaineer, on the
Pour Mountain Whites.
There certainly was nothing gross
ly exaggerated in Mrs. Jesse M. Bad
er's letter. She most assuredly de
picted a true picture of the human,
sufferings in this mountain region.
It is difficult to understand how any
one living here, can be so blind to
such human distress, and resent an
honest statement, besides unjustly
criticising her efforts to seek foreign
help for the poverty striken people.
One should feel the very deepest
appreciation and gratitude for her
benevolence, also for the appeal she
is making to the outside world for
the necessary help, when, people in
the mountain districts are not finan
cially able to entirely alleviate such
a deplorable situation.
No one denies the ignominy of the
Slum section of the Great Metropolis.
The people there are big enough and
broad iTi their Views not to resent
any comment made by the outside
world. They gratefully receive any
assistance one wishes to give the poor
of the Slums. They also exert every
means to improve the conditions for
those less fortunate in life, to make
the harshness of such circumstances
seem less degrading.
There are the Settlement Houses,
Community Houses and other Social
Centers in the Slums of New York.
all thse organizations are diligently
working for the betterment of the
people's livfng conditions. They do
-(Continued on page three
(From the files uf Sepi,mb,
r,.ua i ne Wayne
about 4 p. m.
Highlights of today's IlrilirM
Record breaking c ov,1 ,.xn
greet President's party here."
Come to Waynesville tu.hv
greet President Roosevelt."
The fire siren will be suur.joj
times when the Presidential "i,
svilV M i-
due in yaV!1
A Chicago convent iin of piano
ers warns householders that - tt:
uauiac ijianw.s. eii, weii. nil
the time we had been blamm.!
funny noises on the iianit;
Amos' Andy are married ajain.
new wife, Alyce Mclaughlin, is
particular about the "y'' ' ir.stea
"i" in Alyce; but will she remeJ
that in the future it should be.
instead of "I"?
To know what to do i.- vu-i
to know how to do it is skill; td
the thing as it should be dorJ
A little experience often
lot of theory.
The way to get ahead
One swallow won't mako
mer, but it can send you
you're driving a car.
en as a barometer to tell how the show
was going over.
According to newspaper reports, the
minstrel of 1902 was even put oh in
a church. The only other Dublin hiiilH.
ng in town would not accommodate
the crowd, and the officers of the
church knowing the show was clean
consented to have the minstrel there
for a small sum.
While I am not in the show busi
ness, and know absolutely nothing
about it, I am of the opinion that a
good ten-men minstrel conducted
along ethical and moral lines, could
today make money.
Widow, writing a testimonial
a life insurance company "Or. !
8th my husband took out a !!''!
less than a month he was ;n
ed. I consider insurance a. '
Breathing 'through, the
said to be harmful. Talk:;
the mouth also has very
suits at times.
: Most antiques, tod, rcnur.
the world has moved for
It never navs to worry
other people are thinking abo
for they are probably wor.fier.r.
you are thinking about' them.
The Spanish .people are sra
hard time, In some respects ?WF
have it harder when the war 0
Building up is harder than.
It seems that the
rines SDend about a
home as the ordinary eitizen
DIFFERENCE OF OPINION
Tw0 New Yorkers promptly took1 issue
with the editorial in last week's issue of The
Mountaineer, captioned: "Poor Mountain
One congratulated the editor for the stand
taken, while the other, in a letter which is
published today, thought we went to the exr
treme in our views.
Using the two examples as an average,
it would look as though we were at least "half
right" yet we are not convinced but what we
were 100 per cent right, although continue to
respect the opinions of those who disagree with
I'm frank to say, I don't know.;
Today, instead of pulling a stunt
like the trombone player, some little
shapely female, half-starved from
dieting to "keep in shape" would take
the stage, wiggle, twist, jump, turn,
shake and squirm at a tuneless noise
(called music) and conclude with sug
gestive movements, and be rated as an
A special appeal is made today
to get men to attend the shows, and
perhaps that is why the semi-nude
(??) girls are featured.
Back in 1902, the joke-cracker
found that if they could make the
women laugh, that the men would al
most roll in the aisles. Women, it
seems, do not laugh as readily at jokes
as do men, and for that reason the
jokers used the response of the worn-
"SHE'S BETTER TODAY"
When a loved one has been ill, what a joy these -word?
bring to you, and to us, too. For not only is a friend re
covering, but often we have helped in that recovery .by
lushing medicines and supplies to the sick room. films
prescriptions for the doctor.
"Better today", How glad we are that e had a''
the drugs needed, and that they were of the hishe-
The privilege of filling such prescriptions '
sacred to us. "': -
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