THE WAYNESVILLE MOUNTAINEER
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THURSDAY, JUNE 2, 1938
These tliinyx hnve I spoken unto ! Hint in me
yr mu hnve .ear. In the world lie have tribulation.
John 1 vTS.
MAY THE BEST MAN WIN, BAH!
The air is politically reverberant as the
candidates Tor local, and other public offices go
forth to plume themselves before the presence
of the electorate.
Button-uolitiK, self-promotions, baby-kiss-ings,
et cetera, and often, ad nauseam, are in
The candidates want to get elected. They
want offices some of them paying well and all
of them s:.mething!
We wonder, incidentally, in how many of
such casv.s the inspiring cause behind these can
didates is that of serving the public in the way
that the public ought to always to be served by
those enthroned to its positions of trust and
Within limits this political , agitation at
tendant upon such a campaign lias its virtues,
among its many and often its stenchful vices.
It does arouse public interest in matters
political. It introduces and in some cases re--acquaints
the governed with the affairs of the
When this is wisely and patriotically ac
complished, of course, the result is wholesome.
But in all too many cases, this phase is not
The public becomes overpowered with its
It begins to measure men and issues in
terms of prc-conceived opinions and passions,
and thereby it falls to the level of the campaign
For, be it remembered, the usual motiva
tion among the campaigners is to win, and to
win at all hazards and too frequently, by any
and all methods, fair or foul.
And this atmosphere seeps down and finally
engulfs much of the public itself.
One on the sidelines, viewing this turmoil
among individual candidates and the agitated
public thus fanned into flames, has difficulty in
escaping the consequent cyniscisms.
Usually in a well-ordered, sportsmanly race
governed by fair rules and engaged in by disci
plined contestants, the public can have its in
nocent interest, and even its fun, as it sits com
placently back and wishes that the best man
may win, or the best horse or the best dog
depending, of course, upon the particular nature
of the marathon and its contestants.
But in a political race, when one expresses
the hope that the best man may win especially
in a primary electionsomehow or other the
tongue gets itself all messed up in cheek and
the happy saying does not leap out. Charlotte
The Senate claims committee has approv
ed payrmm cf $130 to Richard Kernik of.-.Gra.
ham, Wash., for 2-0 turkey eggs which failed
to halch vh n he set them two years ago. It
was. shown ihut the eggs were addled with dyna
miting on a WPA project near Krenik's poultry
farm, thus costh.g Uncle Sam neaily $2 an egg.
A dam project laid out by the federal gov
ernment on Crab Apple creek in Williamson
County, Illinois, has come to igrief. The farm
ers have rebelled, pulled up the surveyors stakes
and destroyed ,500,000 seedling trees and an
' ounced will fight before they will allow the
Inject to -go through. The project calls for
condemnation of 36,000 acres. It would
te 200 valuable farms, 16 schools, 8
' s, and 20 cemeteries ; 1000 persons would
TROUBLES WHICH NEVER HAPPEN
One of our exchanges carried an editorial
recently, the philosophy of which is well worth
general application. We clipped it without not
ing paper from which it was taken and pass it
along without credit:
"An old, familiar iine, worthy of perpetua
tion, runs 'I am an old man and have had
many troubles, most of which never happened.'
"No doubt most people as they near the
end of life's road could say the same. In general
our troubles have three dimensions. They are
fearsomely large in prospect. The worst of
them are bearable in actual experience. And
they shrink to a mere nothing in retrospect.
"The gravest or our troubles are those of
anticipation. The longer the perspective, the
larger the anxiety. Sudden emergencies find
us more than ready for them. Which proves that
the difficulty that floors us, but the mind's imag
inings which, in the troubles sighted in advance,
makes mountains out of molehills.
"There is no specific cure for that dread
malady, worry, like making comparisons. No
trouble ever is as serious as our fretting makes
it out to be. Which ought to admonish us to
let fretting alone, and deal with the actualities.
'A wise man of old said: 'Sufficient unto the
day is the evil thereof.' And we are equal to
the evil if we do not clutter our minds with past
regrets and future fears." Ex.
The U. S. Bureau of Internal Revenue an
nounced recently that during the past year it
had paid $75,641.18 to 77 persons who tattled
cn income tax evaders. The law permits a pay
ment up to 10 per cent of the amount recovered
by the government as a result of the informa
tion received from the tattler. Most informers,
it is said, were dismissed bookkeepers, disgrun
tled partners and divorced wives.
An unexplainable thing about the news
paper business is that an editor can run col
umns, and columns of boosts and publicity for
an individual or a project and the individual
who should be interested will never see if, but
let two lines get in the paper, at the bottom of
the last page, and the same fellow will see it
and squall his head off about it. This unfortu
nately, is the invariable rule.
In the event one gets the idea that the
limit in taxes has been reached, it is well to re
member that the tax on a gallon of gasoline in
England is 18 cents.
After seeing how serious some folks take
their politics, right now we might welcome the
idea that all offices be for four-year terms.
There is no gesture quite as expressive as
the appraising once over one Woman gives
another who has appeared in a new outfit. Not
a single detail is missed.
Whether or not the rain on the roof at two
o'clock in the morning has a musical sound de
pends on whether the windows of the family
car standing parked in the driveway have been
Courtesy and good manners cost nothing
yet they will open more doors of opportunity
than most any other thing.
If the wife backs the car into a post and
dents the fenders all uj and the husband shows
no anger about it, either the honeymoon has
not ended or they have decided who is boss.
The greatest relief that this country will
ever feel ..will come when there isn't any more
Little did old timers ever expect that a day
would come when a steering wheel would rep
resent the family circle.
TWO MINUTE SERMON
BY THOMAS HASTWELL
WHAT LACK I YET?
In the book of Mark is found the Story of the rich
young ruler who came running one day to the Christ
and asked him: Good Master, what shall I do that I
may inherit eternal life? And Christ said unto him,
thou knowest the commandments. The rich young ruler
said: Master all of these have I observed from my
youth up, what lack I yet? Then Jesus beholding him
loved him and said unto him: One thing thou lackest;
go thy way, sell whatsoever thou hast and give to the
poor and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come,
take up the cross, and follow me. And he was sad at
that saying, and went away grieved; for he had great
possessions. This passage is most often used to show
the handicap that riches may be to the man seeking
eternal life. I think it has another lesson that is often
overlooked. The fact that the young man had wealth
and had lived an exemplarary life did .'not close his
mind and heart to the fact that there might be some
thing better than he had ever known, and prompted
him to ask the question: What lack I yet? I do not
believe it was asked in conceit. I believe he came to
the Master with a sincere desire to learn, with the
feeling that there was something higher, and finer,
and better, than he had yet known. I think the young
man's question is one that every one can ask himself.
I think it is a good thing for one's soul to know and
then come to the Master as did the rich young ruler
that day in the way and ask of Him as he asked: What
lack I yet? .., ...
THE OLD HOME TOWN
BEEN "TMINKAiG Ai-L.
WE WAS WORKMS -
AND NOW VOL) SAY HEi JUST STAY
avajaV cornel UMP- ' TILL HIS ViIPE
cn.ti(UP; HOUSE CLEANING.',
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THE1 EDITOR Of THC WEEKLY CLARION
HAS BEEN IN THE OFFICE TEN MOOBS
A DAY ALU THIS WEEK
Bv W. Curtis Russ
In liryson City there is a man by
the name of Mark Cat hey. An ex
pert fisherman, good hunter, and just
as good '-at telling yarns. He is a
typical westerner. In fact he recently
turned down mi oiler to go to Holly
wood and appear in a western picture.;
May 30 The dan;
ine oevier river in I t
iyu. Joan of Ai
c..., i ,
lautc, uurnea at u,r
English for sorcery. U.;i
May 31 Flood a
Pennsylvania, by bui-t,,
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ueftuujeu 4,jya live.-, m
Nebraska bill appn.vnl.
June 1 Rush f,,, K;
mento river in CalitWina. is
nessee admitted to tin l',,,'.
June 2-Maine P! ..hibiti,.
passed, 1851. Generul L
commander of Con IV,
North Virginia, IXi'c
Mr. Cathey was brought here last
week and featured by the Rotary
Club of his town, and during the
course of his yarn spinning he told of
a New Yorker, spending sometime in
Hrysoli City, who took a sudden de
sire to go trout fishing, and Mr.
Cathey was called on to escort the
visitor to the best spots.
The New Yorker did not know any
thing about fishing and that state
ment is not exaggerated. The two
went to a store to get a fishing outfit,
and the New Yorker was not content
ed until he had bought a duckback
suit, boots with hobnails, an expensive
rod and reel, and all the equipment
that even expert fishermen do not
always find necessary. In fact, he
was overloaded with tackle and sup
plies, and as he 'started to leave the
store his eye fell upon a bovvie knife
and sheathe.... ' He was told that such
a tnmg was not essential on a nshing
trip, but he differed and made the
purchase, thus adding to his heavy
May 28,29 You like to be compli
mented and commended, as you are
somewhat conceited. You irefer to
be noticed by people of wealth and
standing, and as you are a good
talker, and make a pleasing appear
ance, you make a very charming com
panion. May 30, 31 Though it is not al
ways good for you, you like and
thrive on flattery. To be able to lead
you all one has to do is to flatter
yoif. You e?in become very disa
greeable when too much nagging or
criticism is forthcoming. Though
you are somewhat close in money
matters you are quite lavish when it
comes to your own self or family.
June I, 2 You are daring, though
June .1 Treaty between thf LW
States and the Winnebago Ir..
was signed 181C. Cut
uiiauaviuii livm II) .M'W lock
T a rrf
-une i rirsx continental (ran
187C. Missouri establi.-h, .. ..
" ci oi Limgres.
June 5 World's first balloon
cension, France, ITU:;. Tek-K,aph
troduced in China, 1871.
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oi quiet uisposition, and most aim.
una satisiaction in every situatr
u-mg ioiiu or your nonie you
make any sacrifice necessary to
that it is comfortable. Yuu pm
some musical talent and hi jmv
what ot an inventor and poet.
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wnv , , iiivuku Keiieianyprv
nent ana watchtul, you have niuw.
when you are reckless to a"-degi-ee. be
manage to keep out of any seri
trouble. loU are a snceess a a
Mr. James Crave sells the pick of his crop to Camel
HOW DO I KNOW MY CIGARETTE CONTAINS THE
FINEST TOBACCO ? BECAUSE I SMOKE CAMEtS
CAMEL BOUGHT THE PICK OF MV IAST CROP AND PAID
n oitorl I flWKt IHAN rvK OKPINARr GRAPES. MOST
bKUWfcKb KUUNP HEKc SOLD THEIR BEST 10T5 TO
CAMELS TOO. NO WONDER CAMEL IS THE MOST
POPULAR CIGARETTE IN THESE PARTS.'
MEN who grow fine tobaccos who sell them
who get the checks they know the quality
of tobacco that goes into various cigarettes. And
they say, "Camels buy our finest grades." So, if you
want to enjoy a cigarette made from finer, MORE
EXPENSIVE TOBACCOS-Turkish and Domestic
it's just plain logic to choose Camels.
Soon the two were at a favorite
fishing spot, and for several hours
the New Yorker fished ahead and
according to Mr. Cathey, he just
scared the fish away, and he did not
even have a decent strike. The
northern visitor failed to understand
why he had not had any luck all day,
and him with the finest equipment to
be bought in Bryson City. And at
the same time, Mr. Cathey thought
of the disgrace that would fall upon
his head should he go back home
"Ashless." He ventured ahead, and
caught several, and as he prepared
to suggest that they turn homeward,
a hungry little four-inch trout took
to the New Yorker's hook, and was
reeled in to the very end of the pole,
and there it dangled. The visitor
stood with the pole in the water call
ing lor help, and suggestions, as to
"what must I do?"
Mr. Cathey, in his humorous way,
yelled back: "Climb the pole and
stab your fish." ;
There are few scribes who could
vyrite the yarn as Mr. Cathey told it,
and the lack of his typical mountain
eer phrases, and his hearty chuckle
mixed in, meant as much as the yarn
As the hottest political campaign
Comes to a close, there will be many
scores of good yarns that will be
told for years that have come from
this election. Right now before the
election it would be almost suicide
to begin to relate any of them some
are true-while others were made Up
to fit the occasion. Anyway, most of
them have brought forth many a
smile, and in some instances, might
have changed a voter's mind.
IN THE ELECTION
SOMEBODY WILL LOSE .. .
The same is true in every fire, hail storm, automo
bile accident, wind storm, or industrial accident.
Be sure you're protected with ample insurance.
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One woman related as how candi
dates had called at her house until
she was tired of seeing them, and
when she saw one coming" recently
that was noted for kissing babies,
called back in the house: "Hide the
baby, here comes another kisser."
WILWAUKEE A provision was in
serted in a sales agreement recently
that the purchaser of a new hous
was not to molest a robin's nest which
had been built on a window ledge of
the recently completed house.
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