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Waynesville, North Carolina
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THURSDAY, APRIL 21, 1938
He who holds the stars in his hand may be trusted:
Some trust tn chariots, and some in horses; but we will
remember t1teiaimeiof th Lord ovr God. Psalms 20:7.
TIS APPLE BLOSSOM TIME
Every spring when the apple trees are in
bloom, someone advances the idea that an apple
blossom festival should be staged the next
In advancing these ideas, comparisons are
usually made with the strawberry festival of
Wallace, the tulip festival of Washington, (N.
G.) the tobacco festival of Wilson, and the
Rhododendron festival of Asheville, all of which
draw thousands of visitors.
Here it is apple blossom time again. No
effort has been made to publicize the beauties
of the orchards that stretch over the mountain
At the very time the apple trees are at
their best this week a group of Waynesville
people were gathered in a smoke-filled room
trying to devise ways to attract more visitors
to this section.
It seems to us that to stress the beauties
of the apple orchards in bloom would be one
answer to the question.
NOT SO MUCH TALK THIS YEAR
Ail next week will be recognized as annual
clean-up, paint-up. fix-up and light-up week.
There is not anything new that can be add
ed to what has been repeated for years on the
This year, there has not been as much talk
and promises made as in former years on the
To us, this is the most encouraging sign of
a successful week's work. Heretofore, there
seems to have been more talk and ideas por
trayed than real work done. It is character
istic for a civic club or average committee, to
get elated over the proposed campaigns of this
nature, and to sit for hours and build air castles,
all with the hope and view that someone else will
do the actual "dirty work."
Now Uhat there has been less of that idle
talking this year, we should be ready to launch
individaul campaigns successfully.
LOOKS LIKE WASTED TIME
All of us are indebted to the marvels of
We are enjoying life because of the pro
gress science has made.
There are many things that science will do
for the world yet, that many of us have not yet
But with all of that, we sometimes get a
little fed up on some of the seemingly absurd
things that science works on.
Take for example the learned professor
who spent weeks and months figuring that the
"Washington Monument was sinking about an
inch every 100 years.
Another scientist spent an equal amount
of time exploding the theory that an insect
called the deer botfly travels at about 25 miles
an hour instead of a reputed 818.
On the other hand, in electrical laboratories,
man-made lightening of millions of volts has
been created in order that the mysteries of
lightening may be studied.
Perhaps it is all necessary, yet it seems
that such far-fetched ideas are a waste of time
It was not until we read Harry Hairs arti
cle in today's paper, that we knew there were
three "official kinds of time. We have always
"been under the assumption that a person had
too much time, or not enough time, now his
Vplanation upset3 our idea, or at least adds
to its complication.
"The State of Virginia's plan to cut down
the toll of pedestrian deaths on the open high
way seems altogether sensible," says the Con
cord Daily Tribune. "Under a bill passed un
animously by both houses in the general assem
bly and signed by Governor James H. Price, the
State Highway Commission will build sidewalks
along the most heavily traveled roads."
"The walkways are to be built at the re
quest of county boards of commissioners and
each county must bear ihalf the cost of con
struction within its borders. Henry G. Shirley,
State highway commissioner, estimates that
the walks will cost between $7,000 and $8,000
"That expense will be well justified if the
new walkways bring a drop in the number of
persons killed by cars on the open highways.
Such accidents claimed more than 50 lives dur
ing the last three years."
We agree with the Concord paper, yet on
the other hand, we fail to see the need of spend
ing all this money unless the pedestrians use
the sidewalks. Right here in this community,
there are sidewalks along the principal high
ways, and at almost any time of the day, there
can be seen pedestrians walking on the shoulder
of the highway instead of using the sidewalk
away from the grave dangers of heavy traffic.
Knowing that too many pedestrians re
fuse to use the sidewalks, we wonder if a vast
expenditure of $7,000 to $8,000 per mile would
TRIBUTE TO THE COMMUNITY
Turning from the city to the small town
press exchanges that come to the editor's desk
is like stepping from the slums, full of vice, into
an old fashioned garden sweet with lavender and
thyme and the scent of perennial flowers. The
pages of the big dailies are full of murder, thiev
ery, immorality and selfishness that the better
news is obscured by these glaring shatterings of
the Decalogue. One puts the paper aside with
a feeling of depression and heartache that the
world is so full of terrible and unhappy things.
Then picking up the papers that record
the happenings of the little towns around us,
one gains renewed faith in life. Here are set
forth only that which uplifts a community
the activities of the business men, the church:
items, the happy social gatherings of the people,
the marriages, births and deaths, farmers'
items, and all the thousand and one daily occur
rences that make up the simple annals of the
great common people, who are really the foun
dation of this country of ours.
Scandals are seldom published in the coun
try newspapers, but it so happens that decency
demands it, the uglier details are omitted or
given a kindly touch, that it is widely different
from the unfeeling publicity of the city press.
The offenders may be our neighbors, or people
we have rubbed elbows with all our lives. They
are real human beings to their town paper,
while to the great city dailies they are merely
grains of a sort that are ground out hourly in
their news mills.
Sometimes people speak lightly of the
country newspaper, but it is one of the most
potent and uplifting factors in our national
existence. The Christian Science Monitor.
We have always thought of the fall as cir
cus time, but this year it seems to have chang
ed to spring, with one here Tuesday and anoth
er slated for Friday week. With two circuses,
and fishing season just open, we don't see how
some people will get their spring planting done.
The Hazelwood Boy Scouts, together with
their leaders, were quick to see the need of a
meeting place, and in less than no time, had a
forty by sixty hall built. The result of a de
termination linked with co-operation.
TWO MINUTE SERMON
BY THOMAS HASTWELL
THE GREATER MAiRVEL
We are prone to wonder, as we study the early
ministry of Christ and his efforts to turn men from
the dead ritualism and formalism of the old dispensa
tion to the acceptance of a marvelous new philosophy
of living, why it was so difficult for men of that day
to give up an empty formalism and to accept the won
derful new teachings that possessed the scret of human
hope, and inspiration, and triumphant living. If we but
pause to think, the indifference of that day is not
nearly so remarkable as is the indifference of thousands
of men and women today, who, though living in a
world which has seen countless times the power and
truth of Christ's teachings demonstrated, still hesitate
to accept them and make them the motivating principle
of their livesThey are in effect ruled by dead formalism
as completely as were the Pharisees of their day. They
have never reached that point in their experience where
they can turn with confidence to prayer, man's common
medium of communication with God, and receive the
assurance that their voice has been heard, and
the consciousness that the desire of their soul has been
supplied. Religion has not become to them a practical,
usable thing. Instead of being a part of living, it is
a thing apart from living. We marvel at the indiffer
ence in the days of the Pharisees, but, bow much more
of a marvel should be the indifference of men and women
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By W. Curtis Russ
The thud of baseballs will resound
from many a bat this week, as the
otlieial season opens.
Kaseball still remains the favorite
sport of the American people, and of
all groups, I believe the colored folks
get more real enjoyment put of base
ball than anyone else.
For a pastime, I rather see two
good colored teams play than the
New York Yankees. I've seen both,
and there is more baseball per min
ute in the average colored game than
all the professional teams can provide
in an hour. There might not be as
much scientific playing, but for gener
al "entertaining" playing, the colored
folks have the, lead.
They put so much into the game . .
they play as if it meant life and
death . . . defying all dangers, and
forever playing to the applause
from the grandstand.
The story comes from Atlantic
City, that in a prc-season game sev
eral years ago, the New York Yank
ees were playing a good colored team,
and the Yankee pitcher, a league
leader, was tossing the ball with all
the speed he had, and when the cap
tain of the colored team went to bat,
he deliberately stopped the ball with
his head and yelled: "White man,
put some steam on dat ball, so's we
can hit 'em."
About the best non-professional
catcher I ever watched, was a fear
less colored man of about 50. Half
the time he refused to wear a mask,
and in his opinion to don a chest pro
tector was sissy. He got down on his
knees, and-even threw the ball to
Second base while in that position.
His continual line of chatter, mingled
with a typical war cry just as the
ball crossed the plate caused more
than one good batter to strike out.
As far as I can remember, his only
injury was the result of a soda water
bottle being thrown at the back of
his head during a close game in which
he was the star. He shook his head.
rubbed his eyes, cussed the person
throwing the bottle, and down in his
knees he went, ready for more Of the
bullet-like pitches from the lumber
About the funniest thing I ever saw
happen on a baseball field, was dur
ing a colored game. A clowning left
fielder was going after a high ball,
as in his usual manner, crossed his
hands in order to make the catch
look more spectacular, and just as
he did, the sun struck him square in
the face, and the ball dropped onv the
left eye and a deathly thud. He stag
gered for a moment, and then with
both arms outstretched, fell back
wards, in a dead faint.
When he was revived, he was mor
tified and mad at himself, and when
he went to bat he hit the hardest line
drive I ever expect to see especially
from the bat of a man with one eye
closed and a bump the size of a goose
egg on his temple.
After all, the big leagues may pay
fancy prices for their players, and
draw thousands to the parks, but it
is doubtful if any of them will put
up a show during the season as good
as two average colored teams.
"Did you cancel all my engage
ments, as I told you, Parker T"
"Yes. sir, bat Lady Millicent didn't
take it very well. She said you were
to marry her next Monday."
Answer Are On Page Three
1. For what is Gar Wood known in
2. What was the new daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Bob Burns named?
3. Who plays opposite Claudette
Colbert in the new movie, "Bluebeard's
4. What are fish ladders?
5. What well known yung movie
star is playing the lead in "Rebecca
of Sunnybrook Farm?"
6, What was ex-President Herbert
Hoover's opinion of the possibility of
war in Europe following his return to
this country after several months
visit in Europe?
7. The removal of what tax, ap
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lution with ihu . .tae M
1775. Disastrous flood, lr y
damage ?5,000,000, is6. ' 1
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ultimatum to Spain reW-da
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settlement by President
tion, 1889. Dewey sailed f i
blockade of Cuban ports orderly
April 23 The foundation!
first Protestant Episcopal
built in r'rance, 1833. PresideKi
Kiniey issuea a call for 125 DM J
unteers for the Spanish war, M
April 24 British took Vi
by surprise, burned nuhli,. h;
including the national libraiyj
vaiuaoie recoras, 1814,
plicable to corporations and largtl
uustnes was recenty voted upot
vorably by Congress?
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love to my daughter, sir.
Cool Youth I wish you wouKl
boy; I don t seem to be i
MY BUSINESS IS
I KNOW THAT OOCE KXMDS MAKE A BIS
DIFFERENCE IN A CIGARETTE. AND BEING IN THE
'BU5INE55 OF GROWING TOBACCO, IW PARTIAL TO THE
CIGARETTE I KNOW BUYS UP THE CHOICE KINDS OF
, TOBACCO. THAT CAMEL. I SOLD THE BEST 1DT5 OF
WftAVtH MtHt Ml IUU VtetShh priM.lt &
aurfctt, smoka Caak
"WTHAT cigarette is made from costlier to-
baccos?" Planters who grow tobacco-
HUM gel lilC IW II give HIV HIUWCI.
They know Camel buys up their extrahoice
tobacco. "Most smokers who grow tobacco,'
they say, "favor Camels." Camels are different
...made from finer, MORE EXPENSIVE
TOBACCOS-Tuxkish and Domestic.
"WE SMOKE CAMELS
BECAUSE VE KNOW TOBACCO
IT S CLEAN-UP WEEK
A week, that affords an opportunity to clear our
premises of all undesirable accumulations.
How much easier it is to clean up of our own
accord than it is to be forced to clean-up after a
fire. Yet, with ample insurance, the task can
be faced easier.
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