THE WAYNESVILLE MOUNTAINEER
THE WAYNESVILLE PRINTING CO.
Main Street Phone 137
Waynesvllle, Xorth Carolina
The County Seat Of Haywood County
W. CURTIS RUSS Editor
W. Curtis Russ and Marion T. Bridges, Publishers
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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 19 57
LOVERS OF SPORTS
We doubt if there is a rural community in
11 of the United States that takes sports any
more seriously than does Haywood County.
One of the outgrowths of the depression,
was that people should play more, and thus di
vide up the work that is available. Since that
time many dollars have been spent in acquaint
ing people with play, and sports.
The report given out last week by Cody
Plott, fish and game warden, showing that 1,
680 bought fishing licenses in the county during
the season proves that this is a fishing populace.
On the other hand, between 250 and 400
gather weekly to see a prize fight in Waynes
ville, while a football game will draw up to 3,
000 yelling fans. A baseball game will attract
hundreds, and now in Canton, night ball games
bring out a thousand or more fans.
It is doubtful if there is a county that has
more citizens who enjoy and take advantage of
hunting, than do Haywood sportsmen.
Coif, once considered a rich man's game,
is now played by men and women in every walk
Cf life, and the patronage given the Waynes
ville Country Club by local players is evidence
Vhat the game is increasing in popularity in
Not this side of Kentucky do we believe
thei-e is a group that knows, and loves horses
better than in Haywood.
After all, while the remainder of the coun
try begins to learn how to play and enjoy life,
Haywood goes on as a leading center for lovers
WHAT THEY BUY
That the tourist business is generally a
profitable one is evident from the effects they
have produced on communities and states. Many
'cities in the country and abroad have been built
almost entirely from the foundation afforded
by a good tourist business, and California and
other states have been swept forward to new
heights of progress by a persistently boosted
tourist trade. The Winston-Salem Journal
This leads to the natural question which
intrigues the people of North Carolina at the
-rfioTnent when the commonwealth is making a
widvly announced bid for greater tourist busi
ness. What do the tourists spend most of their
money for and what do they desire most aside
f ram the healthy atmosphere and the scenic
eauties they are to find in such abundant meas
ure in North Carolina? :
Fortunately, data is not altogether lacking
upropos this question. The government has
compiled figures indicating that travel money
"is roughly divided as follows : food, 21 per cent ;
lodging, 20 per cent ; recreation and amusement,
'8 per cent, and miscellaneous items, 6 per cent.
Californians report, however, their figures run
ning in this wise: food, 36.9 per cent; lodging,
28 per cent; gas, oil and other car expenses,
10.1 per cent; local transportation, 5.3 per cent;
lodging, 5.5 per cent ; personal expenditures, 4.7
per cent ; recreation, 3.7 ; souvenirs, 3 ; and
camera supplies, 2.6 per cent.
From bold headlines on the front page of
The Transylvania Times, we learn that some
'thing like 400 students will be enrolled at Bre
vard 'College this year, and according to the
:same paper, Waynesville and Haywood stu
dents, already numbering 22, will play an im
;portant part in campus activities this year.
The Brevard paper also gave considerable
apace to the recognition received by David
Stentz and Catheryn Martin, in their election
-as officers of tbe freshman class, Stentz being
president and Miss Martin secretary.
The fact that the 1937-38 enrollment is
now 400 seems sufficient proof that Brevard
College ranks High as an educational institution.
BENEFITS OF ZONING ORDINANCES
Last week, the town board of aldermen,
named a zoning commission for Waynesville,
in the first attempt to zone the town as it be
gins a steady building program.
No doubt there are many who are not en
tirely familiar with the benefits to be derived
from a strict enforcement of a zoning ordinance.
In a recent issue of the North Carolina Muni
cipal News, there appeared an editorial that
explained the matter in detail, as follows:
''Suppose that you have a comfortaDie
little home on a quiet and attractive residen
tial street in a district that is only partially
improved with buildings. Suppose that the lots
adjoining your new home are vacant, and that
there are no deed restrictions against business
or industry. Would you like to have a public
garage erected on one side of your new home
and a filling station on the other? Would you
like to have a carpenter shop or a blacksmith
shop for your nearest neighbor?
"Or would you like to have the assurance
that no business or industry of any kind could
ever be established on those vacant lots to de
preciate the value of your property or to con
taminate your environment? Under ordinary
circumstances, it is only through zoning that
you may have that assurance.
"Although more than 1,200 municipalities
throughout the United States have adopted
zoning ordinances, only ten cities in North Caro
lina have adopted this form of protection and
planning for the future. Perhaps the slowness
in application of thi sound doctrine to North
Carolina municipalities is due to lack of under
standing of the subject.
"Zoning is simply the application of fair
ness, reasonableness, and common sense to the
public relations governing the use of private
real estate. It is the regulation, by districts,
covering the entire town or city, of the use of
premises, and the use, height, and area or bulk
of buildings. Each district or neighborhood is
provided with just such protection and just such
freedom as are reasonable in that particular
district. The regulations are the same for all
neighborhoods having substantially the same
character they treat all men alike.
"Good zoning is an intelligent effort to di
rect the building of a municipality in accor
dance with a well considered plan. Like good
housekeeping, it provides a place for everything
and tries to keep everything in its place.
Zoning ordinances are not retractive. They
do not attempt to put existing stores out of
residence districts, existing factories out of
business districts, or existing residences out of
factory districts All existing structures and
uses of property are permitted to remain, and
continue their activities wrhere they are, even
though they do not conform to the regulations
of the district in which they happen to be lo
cated at the time the zoning ordinance is adopt
Every City or town, regardless of size
should be properly zoned. Zoning looks to the
future. When one considers that cities live on
for centuries, one realizes that the harm al
ready done by indiscriminate building, though
it may be great, is of small concern if the future
of the city or town can be protected."
THE OLD HOME TOWN By STANLEY
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THE FE.lL.OVv; MHO WAS LOCKED A
BOX CAH FOUL. OF HIDES AND PELTS Pol?
THREE DAYS DURIN THE HOT SPELL
WAS RESCUED AND ESCORTED To THE
TOWN LINE EARLY TO PAY
,ml MaP a his form b
mat the I
to control the supreme
President Roosevelt a',
diately renewed his fish
lcl""" ""t still made n
uie question: "Is.
nee Hugo Black a
or was V,
a nitn-L,. . .
The prospect now is that at the end of
the present fiscal year, the national debt will
have had another billion added to its staggering
total " of $37,000,000,000 as of today.
That's about the way the monthly deficit
is now running.
Appropriations made by the last congress,
added to previously fixed expenses of the gov
ernment, will produce this much more of anoth
er accumulated deficit.
The country has long been promised a bal
anced budget, but the more loudly it is promis
ed, the more actually it fails to turn up.
Even though the emergency for which the
larger part of this increase in the national debt
was incurred has disappeared, emergency
spending continues with wild and reckless
How long, 0 Lord, how long? Charlotte
By W. CURTIS RUSS
Publication last week of the Consti
tution, brought forth the story of
Harry Hall, that was often related
bv the late, beloved John N. Shool
bred. It all happened in the 80's, in
a western state, when Mr. Shoolbred
appeared before a United States judge
to get his citizenship papers.
HOW HAZEL WOOD WAS NAMED
Mr. Shoolbred possessed a sense of
humor that few Englishmen have, and
when the judge asked the routine
question: "Have you read the Con
stitution of the United States?" Mr
Shoolbred was quick to reply: "Hell
no, have you?" The judge smiled and
said: "No, and I don't intend, either,
Here's your papers, all signed."
The above incident was one
"Uncle John's" favorite stories.
Some man, who had more time and
sense than I claim, has figured that
the railroad rails between Waynes
ville and New York are 3 miles long
er in summer than in the winter. Of
course, the expansion of the rails in
the hot weather makes the difference
R. V. Erk finds it necessary to do
considerable traveling in his business
to say nothing of the fact that he just
likes to go places, and that probably
accounts for the fact that he always
has a speedy car. Or at least that
is what he thought until a recent ex
It was while Coming from Char
lotte, along the Gastonia boulevard
that his speedometer showed he was
was within the speed law, when an
old model car started to pass, with ap
parent ease. It did not bother him
until he noticed it was hard to keep up
with the car after it had passed, so
he thought he had better test put his
speedy car and see what was the
At 75 miles an hour he passed the
old 29 model car.
'TWOULD BE DANGEROUS
Down in Union county lives a peculiar man.
He is so peculiar he is made the subject of a
news story. Possibly he is the strangest man
in North Carolina, in America even. Although
he is 80 years old he insists on working each
day and making his own living. He will have
nothing to do with charity. WPA rolls were
not made for him. He works, buys food, cooks
it himself and eats it. What a sensation he
would create if the government should send him
on a tour of the country. But, no, the tour
would probably end in disaster for the old fel
low. Some eater of public money might shoot
him for setting a bad example, for demonstrat
ing that it is possible for an industrious old
man to live without chiseling Uncle Sam.
Maintaining his speed of 50 miles
m hour, he heard a horn blow as if
a car was passing. He stuck, to the
outside of the highway, until he found
t was a 1928 Dodge. His pride would
not let a 1928 car pass him, so he
pushed his speedometer to 65 and the
Dodge kept abreast with him. When
he was doing 75, the Dodge was sev
eral yards ahead.
At 80 he slowed down as the Dodge
topped the brink of the hill, and the
occupants waved good-bye to him.
He's still puzzled.
But believes .the car had a modern
high-speed motor in an old chassis.
Any way, he says,' it .was' one more
rolling piece of plunder.
Guy Massie is back from a week's
stay at Myrtle Beach, and actually
fished until he did not care to hook
another bass. Now, that coming from
Guy Massie, must mean something,
but I haven't figured it out yet. I
never believe'd Guy could get enough
fishing in one week. (But the fact that
hisboarding house served all the fish
he caught might have made a little
How did the town of Hazelwood get
Here's a little incident on the sub
ject. A few weeks ago I was visit
ing at the home of L. M. Richeson in
Hazelwood. Left there Sept. 12, for
Augusta, Georgia. The second man I
was introduced to in Augusta was
Wesley T. Townsend, an aged retired
man, formerly an official of the South
era Railway System. I told him I had
just arrived from Hazelwood, and Mr.
Townsend remarked as follows:
"Well, that's very interesting, for
I am the man who gave that town its
name, I was working as a traveling
representative for the Southern Rail
way. I was in the division office one
day along in 1889 or thereabout, and
one of the officers hailed me and said
the railway was going to establish a
station just west of Waynesville where
we had a branch siding and as I was
familiar with the territory he asked
me to suggest a name for the new
station. I told him there was a lot
of hazel trees in that section so why
not call the place Hazelwood. The
suggestion was very acceptable and
the station was immediately desig
nated as Hazelwood."
W. B. EVANS,
The outstanding actiur, -r
on the Far East situation w"
trotn transporting mu,llUutK t
China or Japan, while prv,.
pers were notified that
Would be (tunc. f t..:.
-v wwir own risk.
president Roosevelt had a
uled I5-minute conference w
L. Lewis, but it Mr...i
hour, discussing "ni...,
mutual infurocf -n-r'-!l
And while all of this Wa
the New Deal candidates in X,
City election were victorious
many was defeated in every m
as Mayor La Guardia was
nated and Jeremiah '
"s"c" '"an, defeated '
upeianu. i ney meet in u run- i
The unemployment registiuJ
underway, and the results, accoJ
to President Roosevelt, will a
national planning. Many bsi
nave Dranaeci tne census a h,.J
failure before actual work starts!
asmucn as it win tie entirely vol
tary on the part of those now uii
ployed to register. From tha
do not believe a true picture ot'l
situation can be obtained.
intermingled with conference
every nature, President Roosevelt
off to congratulate his youngest si
John, upon his engagement to j
Anne Lindsay 'Clarke, of r2
John also enters Harvard this fa!
And while the news of John's ol
ing marriage makes the rounds,
former wife of Elliott Roosevelt
announced her approaching sed
President Roosevelt planned eal
in the week to- leave last night foi
extended trip to the west coast,
rying with him his Court Plan. ,
how far he will go in presenting
merits on this trip was not knj
He will also inspect several large
ernment dams while on the trip.
Tar Heel politicians forgot pol
this week long enough to join in
conferences sponsored by the Iri
tute of Government for the beneti
city and county officials. Lieut. (
ernor W. P. Horton, spoke at all !
of the conferences, and Cwerl
Hoey at two.
Another fine safety precaution
would be to spend Sundays and holi
days in bed.
It is good strategy in closing a bus
iness deal to let" your prospective cus
tomer beat you at golf.
Knowing may be a fine thing, but
most of us were happier when we
didn't know so much.
A fellow in Chicago stole 148 ac
cordions. Now if he will onlv throw
them in the lake he may qualify as
Public Benefactor No. 1.
We read that scenario writers are
keenly on the alert for new ideas,
Possibly some day one of them may
get an idea for a new plot.
An old-timer can hide his age, but
you can pick men out of a group of
From Raleigh came the app'
ment of 10 district officers of
State Probation Commissi n'.
plans completed for the jnuugura
of the work October first.
He . is the one w
A wife is a creature who can
a blond hair on your coat lapel "
away, but can't see any mi----'-'
tons in a distance of five fee'-
No wonder people like "Far P
tho OIH Traits &t Home." You oar.
somebody if you get far '
flnntinninir to nibble on the cru
Uo nnt OTVP VOU -'flWOSf
t!ivj in.'tha li.r hut it will WtU:
cripple the common s
The wages of sin are holding up so
well that the devil hasn't yet found it
necessary to stage a sit-down strike.
The ordinary man doesn't criticze
his wife. He just sneers at other
women when they do what his wife
Maybe they are not as smart as
men, but most any woman has more
sense than to start a new tube of
toothpaste by squeezing it in the mid
We Never Attempt The Physician s
It is the inflexible policy of Alexander's to co-op'
with the physician in every practical way possible and
never to attempt to compete with him.
To co-operate by offering a prescription sl'n"'e
WHICH HAS NO SUPERIOR.
To co-operate not only by refusing to handle the
multitude of "cure-alls" constantly advertised to te
public but to do everything possible to discoui asre their
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To co-operate by refusing to attempt COl
PRESCRIBING in any way, shape or form. .
To attempt any of the above would make us the P V
sician's competitor and would be diametrically opp''
to our policy of a quarter of a century.
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