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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 1937
GOVERNOR HOEY NOT CONSISTENT
We are at a total loss to understand Gov
ernor Iloey's decision when he commuted the
30-day road sentence of R. E. Sentelle, a native
of Haywood, but until recently, of Burnswick
County, and the legislature representative of
that eastern county, who was convicted of driv
ing while drunk in Montgomery County.
Sentelle was sentenced to pay a fine of
$225 and serve 30 days on the roads. The Gov
ernor did not interfere with the court's fine, and
Sentelle has to pay that.
We doubt if there s a man in North Caro
. lina who has made more dry speeches than Gov
ernor Hoey. 1 1 is speeches on-' the. liquor .ques
tion have always been convincing. lie has
fought the return of liquor in this state. He
is still campaigning against it.
Yet, his actions in regards to persons whom
the courts sentence the limit of the law, is not
at all consistent. He said that his reason for
commuting the sentence was because it was
Sentelle's first offense, and that no person nor
property had been damaged. To that, we say,
a poor excuse. Before making such an absurd
statement as that, we Would have kept quiet.
We dare say that if some unknown person
had committed the same offense, that no ac
tion would have been taken by the governor.
The sentence of the court would have been car
ried out in full.
The superior court judge had sufficient
reason tc sentence this man, and we do not feel
that the governor had sufficient reason to com
mute part of that sentence.
It is not that we have anything against the
defendant in this case. We regret that he got
in the trouble. And what we have said would
have been said regardless of whether the defen
dant were known in Haywood or not. Our feel
ings in this matter are not in the least personal.
Perhaps, if it were not for the fact that the de
fendant in this particular case were a former
Haywood citizen, that we would have said some
things that would have been stronger.
And as for our part, the Governor's speech
es on the liquor question in the future, won't be
worth our time.
OFF TO A GOOD START
The decision to held the annual meeting of
the Chamber of Commerce in December instead
of early spring, as has been dene in the past,
shows that the officers of the organization are
looking and working for greater things ahead.
The work of a Chamber of Commerce can
net be measured. It cannot be accurately check
ed. The Chamber of Commerce is a necessary
organization in any community that intends to
build, grow, and become a better place to live.
One has to.be closely connected with such
an organization to readily understand just what
part it plays in our community life. Many peo
ple have the idea that the organization just
caters to the summer visitors Others feel that
there is not enough time and effort devoted to
this phase of our community life. And even
' some feel that the organization should keep
their places filled with boarders just because
they are paid-up members.
Time and space will not permit a detailed
report of the activities of the Waynesville Cham
ber of Commerce. If you are interested in these
details, we suggest that you get first hand in
formation by attending the annual meeting, on
December second, at the court house.
The new officers will take office January first
and begin immediately on the 1938 program.
This will save many months, as compared with
the past policy of the organization. It looks
like a more active and harder working organi
zation is developing, and certainly that is most
WANTED A RULE
Two decisions handed down by the State
this week in regard to drunken driving seem to
be in essential agreement. Governor Hoey com
muted the thirty-day road sentence of R. E.
Sentelle, a politician from Brunswick County,
who was convicted of drunken driving in Mont
gomery County a few months ago. The Gov
ernor gave as his reasons that it was a first
offense and that no injury resulted to either
person or property. At about the same time,
in Superior Court here Judge Wilson Warlick
was sentencing Mrs. R. E. Campbell to two to
three years in State's prison for drunken driv
ing Which resulted in the death of a Washing
ten woman last August 6.
From these two cases, then, one might de
duce that it is the practical rule of North Caro
lina law that a man who drives drunk but in
jures no one nor anything may be let off with
a fine, but that whoever does injury somebody
or something must go to jail. We recall, how
ever, that such is not always the rule. A few
months ago Judge Rouseau, sitting in Super
ior Court here, was strictly enforcing a rule that
a person convicted of drunken driving must
serve a jail sentence. And there have been other
North Carolina judges, we believe, who follow
the same course.
What is obviously needed here is codifica
tion. For any or all these positions more or
less .good arguments can be made. But in any
event the State should adept some uniform rule
of procedure in such cases and follow it where
ever it leads. Charlotte News.
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PLAN TO DRIVE THE HOT Aire UP TO THE
SECOMD FLOOR BEDROOMS WAS A.
FIRST COUSIN MARRIAGES
The public still lacks that understanding
which biologists have of the results of cousin
marriage. It is still largely dominated by the
ignorant if not somewhat superstitiously views
of the past.
Practice in the past has, to be sure, varied
widely; but on the whole, the marriage of close
ly related persons has been regarded as underira
ble, if not immoral. From blood relationship
to taboo was often extended to factitious relat
ionships. In England the law which prohibited a man
from marrying his deceased wife's sister was
not repealed until 1907 after a bitter contro
versy. Many American states still forbid by
law the marriage of first cousins; Oklahoma
extends the prohibition to second cousins.
But there are plenty of exceptions. In
seme instances cousin marriage has been almost
the rule, as among the Arabs. The reasons here
are similar to those which lead to cousin mar
riages in a royal or noble group ; that is, desire
to keep the property within the family and to
safeguard the purity of blood.
Experimental inbreeding of small animals
over 50 or 100 generations has in recent decades
cleared the problem up completely, from a scien
tific point of view.
Biologically, cousin marriages differ from
others only because the husband and wife have
the same ancestry as to the extent of 50 per
cent. If this ancestry contains good traits, the
offspring will benefit by getting a double dose
of them; they may excel their parents. If this
ancestry contains bad traits, the offspring
likewise get a double dose of these and are handi-'
Many of the ablest men of history have been
the offspring of cousin marriages. An example
often cited by biologists is that of Charles Dar
win, who married his first cousin, Emma Wed
gewood. Their seven children were all out
standing. Probably not one marriage in iuu in
the United States at the present time is be
tween first cousins.
In the opinion of most eugenists, legal res
trictions on cousin marriages should be remov
ed. Such matters are scarcely to be encouraged,
for social and psychologic reasons.
But if two healthy cousins of sound an
cestry want to marry, there is no good reason
why society should forbid them to do so. Paul
Popenoe in Hygeia.
By W. CURTIS RUSS
(As Recorded to Monday Noon
of this Week)
or -lfte fast
(From the files
Wnen the l.oys
New Food e
President of l".
Live Stock Sho
Secretary MeAd..., ;
Jerry Liner Autu 'i
Welfare Workers s
Mayors Kerr and H
Way nesville- 'anion .
Robbers Blow open
ins Through Floor.
467 in '31; Cost $s,5v.
20U boys attend. -d
ng here last Saturd iy
Season's tirst snuw
Mrs. James M. Lout;
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(From the files of X
For some reason, 1 have never got
ten to the place where I could enjoy
poetry, l'erliaps 1 would do well to
cultivate a taste lor u, but somenow,
there is a certain repulsive feeling
Besides his other duties, Uncle
Uncle Abe tries his hand at a type
ol poetry which at least rhymes, and
for that reason, he is the self-designated
This week, however, being Thanks
Hnving, 1 have jumped the traces, and
urn reprinting, herewith, a poem by
(irenville Kleisei', which he has en
I'm thankful for the dawn of clay,
For useful work and bouyant play;
I'm thankful for the faith of friends,
For humble heart that condescends.
I'm thankful for the trees and flowers,
For sapphire seas and cooling showers,
I'm thankful for the world of books,
For chanting birds amid purling
I'm thankful for the sun at noon.
For silent star and crescent moon,
I'm thankful for the gift of prayer,
For blessings I can freely share.
I'm thankful for the right to live,
For daily chance to serve and give;
I'm thankful most to God above,
For His protecting, perfect love.
The writer above, has said a lot in
a few lines. And right at this time of
year, it stems most fitting that our
thoughts divert from the ordinary
things, and meditate on those things
which mean more than greenback.
Members of the staff were quite
amused last week, while a boy of about
four years, stood at the otlice door,
smoking a pipe ot tobacco. Yes, I am
correct, the lad could not have been
over four years old. His parents, I
judge, were standing there with him
Paul J. Pless et ux, to B. Shulman.
(). K. Hedtfe to' Bruce G. Manney,
ux. ' .
ICast Fork Township
James A. Kuyken.lall, et ux to Ellie
it h, et al-
Iron Duff Township
Fannie and Wayne Metlfortl to Jack
Ivy Hill Township
S. L. Queen, et Ux to John M.
John Fowler, et us et al, to Albert
Jonathan Oevk Township
A. 1C. Allison . Kst. (by Com.)
A, F. Allison Est. (by Coni.)
E. r. Wells Est.--.(by Com.) to. Guy
E. I). Wells Est. (by Corns.) to
E. D. Wells Est, (by Com.) to Lon
E. IX Wells Est, (by Com.) to Maude
E. D. Wells Est, (by Com.) to
Tnomas Andrews Wells.
E. D. Wells Eet, (by Com.) to
John Ellis Wells.
J. M. LonK et ux to J. R. Morpan.
A, T. Ward Tr. (J. E. Messer & W. E.
Smith) to R. L. ' Burtfin.
II. M. Moody et ux & G. B. Moody
to Newton Caddy.
Y. A. Raby et ux to Etta & Rosa
Maggie P. & R. L. Gunter to Mrs.
Museum Chief here
with H. C. Wliburn.
Three from here
around the world.
Historical Spots ui!! 1m
Naming chairman of
missioners is souice of ,
Catholic Church Repai
ed and painted.
Bingo Party for l.:lu,i
for 24th. .
Every writer is a plagiarist, be
cause nearly everything worth saying
has been said many times already.
. A. McLain Is
Head Of Pigeon
The Pigeon Valley (J iaiit:e w
pletcd the election and the install
tion of officers at two reeent mi-ttr.
the last being held at the Hi-!!.-school
Thursday liiu'ht, 'November'
The following officers have Ih
elected: Master, L A. MfLnin:
seer, C. L. Rollings; lecturer, Hwa:
Stamey; steward, .1. T. Chapel, Ji
chaplain, T. G. Highlill; tivasiin
Earl Moore; gate 'keeper, ltavi.l t
wards; secretary, Judson rimu-:
Ceres, Mrs. Welch Singleton; Pmiieiui
Mrs. I. A. McLain; Flora. Mi's. I'a.
Hyatt; lady assistant steward. Mar
Emma Ferguson. The executive con
mittee elected for three, 'two and or
year are as follows : I). I). YnriJ
George Stamey and Mrs. Karl -Vhwn
The chapter list of thirty-stv.
members has been completed.
The next meeting of the Riansif
will be held Tuesday evening, V
cember 7, at seven-thirty o'clock.
It's a cold-blooded way t. l.ik "
it, but so far as the whites are cntn-err
ed there are too many of th.' y.'il .1
OUR NEIGHBOR'S MISFORTUNE
We have learned with regret of the mis
fortune that has happened to our friend and
neighbor, the Waynesville Mountaineer, in hav
ing a part cf its machinerysupplies, and equip
ment injured by a stubborn fire, which occur
red in the basement floor of its plant.
We are glad to learn, however, that ar
rangements have been made to care for the
publication of the paper until the repairs can
be made. Jackson County Journal.
One preacher declares there was no apple
in the Garden of Eden. We have long suspect
ed that it was a peach, not an apple, that Adam
Later in the day, the same boy was
noticed on the walk in front of the
court house, still smoking his pipe.
According to some folks, pipe smok
ing is not as harmful as other
forms of smoking. One man recently
reported that he had gained eight
pounds since changing from
ettes to a pipe.
Maybe its that sentimental feeling
o'er me again, but a pipe-smoker looks
peaceful, contented and always hap
py, unless perchance, it happens to be
one of these extreme strong smelly
I'm a great believer in co-operation
but I do not believe that the stomach
should be made to try and hold every
thing that the eyes can see on the
of a hundred causes may start a disastrous destruc
tive fire your home or place of business may be
next. Your best bet is to maintain ample protec
tion. Play safe. For the very small cost of relia
ble insurance you, cannot afford to take the chance.
Are you taking a big chance, or is the Insurance
Company protecting you?
L. N. DAVIS & CO
Insurance Real Estate Rentals Bonds
PHONE 77 MAIN ST H EET
Ircnical to note the lack of peace in Beth
leham, scene of the birth of the Prince of Peace.
and to prove that I'm queer, yes
plum queer, I'd swap a pickled pig's
foot for a turkey drumstick any day.
. M to 1 pint oysters, drained.
"i beaten eggs.
8 cups bread crumbs.
Vz cup butter.
cup chopped parsley.
1 cup chopped celery.
i medium onion, minced.
1 teaspoon salt.
Milk, oysters liquor. '
Saute onion in butter 2 minntns
Combine and mix well with other ini-
greaients. Add part milk and part
oyster liquor to moisten as desired.
(For 10-pound bird.)
Many suffer an attack of "sleeping
sickness" Just about the time the alarm
clock goes off.
Compounding prescriptions is not child's play, it
is a profession calling for hard and intensive preparatory
work, the very closest application of the principles learn
ed, and the highest degree of alertness, care and concen
The professional attitude and responsibility main
tained at all times by members of Alexander's staff
entirely in keeping with the nature of the services we are
preforming. . , .
ASK Y O U R D O C T O R
Phones 53 and 54 g Opp. 0ffife
TWO REGISTERED PHARMACISTS FOR VOIR