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THE WAYNESVILLE MOUNTAINEER
THE WAYNESVILLE PRINTING CO.
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Waynesville, North Carolina
The County Scat Of Haywood County
W. CURTIS KUSS Editor
MRS. HILDA WAY GWVX Associate Editor
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THURSDAY, AUGUST i, 1938
Cod iireth to n miin that in good i his night wis
dom, nnd knowledge, and joy : but to the sinner he
giveth travail, to yather and to heap iit, that he may
give to him that in good before Cod.- Eccleasiastes 2:26.
A HIGHLY COMPETITIVE BUSINESS
Some of the places catering to tourists
have had just cause to lament the lack of a
flourishing business this season.
There are places that rent rooms, that re
port a let-down in business, and often refer
back to the "good old days."
The "rooming business" is most competi
tive in this section. Many new places, and a gene
ral increase in patronage of cabins and tourist
homes have cut down the income of town room
A check-up just made, revealed that there
are accomodations for 500 people, outside of
hotels, between here and Cherokee. Most of
them in tourist homes and cabins, while farm
homes are getting more and more into the busi
ness of seeking the traveler's dollar.
As we said, it is a highly competitive busi
ness right now, and those who expect to make
the most of it might as well face the issue, and
"W ' . 1 : '
A NORTH CAROLINA CHRISTMAS
A "North Carolina Christmas" through the
medium of North Carolina Christmas cards has
been adopted by the State Junior Chamber of
Commerce, and details will be handled by a
special committte named by Governor Hoey.
North Carolina is accustomed to sending
greeting cards suggestive of New England, Old
England, or California, while light (here in this
state there are beautiful scenes suggestive of
Christmas and certainly plenty of distinctive
Christmas customs and traditions. This idea
of sending out Christmas cards of a local scene
is not new in this particular locality.
Several individuals as well as organizations
have used the idea for the past few years. The
response has been pleasing, and the idea most
No doubt the state campaign will exceed all
expectations when started, but right here and
now we go on record as opposing exaggerated
claims and scenes as some states have used on
"GOOD OLD DAYS" A MYTH
The "good old days?" They never were.
That, at least, is the opinion of Donald Hough,
American author, sets forth in the current Ro
"Men change, but time goes on," he says.
Tests' prove that the apple of today is a better
apple than that of 50 years ago. The Weather
Bureau finds that over a period of 50 years there
has been a change of a small fraction of one de
gree in the mean temperature of a certain small
area in the Southeastern part of the United
States, otherwise all. is. the same as before. The
snow lies just as deep, the winters are just as
cold, the summers are just as hot or vice versa.
To this, Hough adds the verdict that the
best cooking is found not on the farm of yester
day, but in the restaurant of today. Cooking in
America -once enslaved to the frying pan and
boling pot is one of its newest arts, he indi
cates. The f.HxI is better now, perhaps the appe
"Not all the people in America live in three
room kitchenette apartments, most politicians
are honest, the average policeman cannot be
bought, the country is full of young people who
really do know more than their elders, money
as a barometer of human worth is losing its
grip, the cooking is getting better, people live
longer, the whole history of man still can be
6Ummed up in one short word: 'advance.' So
says the author.
"The 'good old days'?" he asks. " Which
MORE ATTENTION TO HEALTH
Dr. Carl Reynolds of the state health oc
partment, in an address to teachers of the state,
suggested that there should be required cf a!l
school children previous to enrollment, a certi
ficate of their physical condition similar t a
life insurance examination, and a requirement
that all children shall be immunized against
immunizable diseases before matriculation.
As conditions in the schools become more
crowded, and the task of instructors increases
as they teach more children, it is well to take
the suggestion or Dr. Reynolds seriously. Today
when children mingle closer, in busses and class
rooms, there are more dangers of contagious
The health department is working along
this line as fast as possible, yet there is much
that they cannot do. A lot of the responsibility
rests with the parents, and right at this time, at
the beginning of another school year is the
time to begin.
EVERYBODY FAVORS TAXING OTHER
Persistent propaganda in the direction of
lower income tax exceptions is flooding the coun
try. Virtually all of us seem to realize that the
tremendous bills this country is piling up are
going to have to be paid by someone and that
the country is going to have to start paying
Everybody, therefore, is in favor of addi
tional taxes on someone else. We all are eager
that this tax or that tax be levied, affecting
someone else before the government finds it
necessary to levy taxes which affect us person
ally. The real truth is, of course, that no tax
afreets a certain group. It is true that the group
upon which a tax directly falls is hardest hit,
but it is also true that, in the final analysis, the
greatest tax burden is borne by those who have
least, the ultimate consumers to whem are pass
ed all the taxes in creation to some extent and
who have no one to whom to pass along any of
For that reason, since the little man is least
able to pay in the first place, and since he is
compelled by the very circumstance that he is
at the bottom of the ladder to shoulder most of
the country's tax burdens ultimately, we sus
pect it may be unwise to lower income tax ex
emptions and further harass him.
We should be pretty well taught by now
that, when the little man is prostrated, the chan
nels of commerc and industry are dammnd be
cause it is the little fellow who provides the
great domestic market. It is the little fellow
upon whom the rest of the country feeds and
he must be allowed enough to keep him in the
customer Class. Durham Sun.
ABOLISHING THE ABSENTEE BALLOT
The absentee ballot, long t he target of elec
tion reformers, is again being harshly fired upon.
Important factors and influences in the poli
tical and civic life of the state want it outlawed,
stricken out altogether.
It is noteworthy in this connection that
both the Young Democrats and the Young Re
publicans are joined in a crusade for its sharp
They are assuredly entitled to success in
this effort. Something needs to be done about
this voting instrument.
And unless radical revisions can be made
by which the prostitution of this system can be
stopped, the system itself should be abandoned.
That, of course, brings to the fore the vital
fact to recall, and this is that no privilege of
government, not even government itself, is any
safer than the human factors through whom or
for whom it is designed.
If folks are bad, any form of procedure of
government, be it ever so abstractly good, be
comes bad. And conversely.
It is the character of the people which de
cides the question. -Charlotte Observer.
PROVING THEIR LUCK
Somebody told a Peroria, 111., patrolman
about "a game in which Russian army officers of
the Czar's day tested their luck. The officer
curious to know how he stood with the fates
would place one catridge in a six-chamber re
volver, whirl the chamber, put the weapon to
his head and pull the trigger. The patrolman
tried it. He didn't stand so high.
Next day a gathering of sorrowing relatives
and friends stood about his grave and told each
other what a fine fellow he had been. The day
after that a night watchman at a Summit, O.,
country club heard about the case of the patrol
man and thought he would try it too. And the
day after that a gathering of sorrowing rela
tives and friends stood about his grave and told
each other what a fine fellow he had been.
A certain Waynesville man, not being abso
lutely certain about his birthstone, has a feeling
that it must be a grindstone.
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secretary of the ,Y,i:r. '
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By W. Curtis Iiuss
Once upon u time,' many years ago,
there lived in the far away city of
Washington, what was known as
Now gather closely children, 'and
hear about PWA.
This PWA was richer than King
Midas, although everything that PWA
touched did not turn to gold, but its
money disappeared never to be seen
PWA was kind, and unselfish. Run
ners were sent over the country
looking for towns and cities in dis
tress which PWA with all its money
One of the honored PWA knights
heard of Waynesville, nestled in the
hills adjoining the Smoky Mountains
National Park, and in due course this
knight arrived and heard the dis
tressing pleas of this community.
"And what, may I ask, would you
have PWA give thee?"
The city fathers of Waynesville
and Hazelwood met and after deep
thought, and oil bended knees, bowed
humbly before the noble knight of
PWA and beggeth of him to give
them a pittance from the overflowing
money bags in Washington, enough
to lay a sewer line from and' Hazel
wood to the river of Pigeon.
The PWA knight heard their
pleadings. He puffed out his cheeks,
filled his chest, raised his eyebrows,
and with arms crossed on his swell
ing breast, bade them farewell, prom
ising that ere long their wants would
be laid before the mighty mogul of
The city fathers of Waynesville and
Hazelwood watched the knight of
PWA as he strolled proudly from
their midst, into the cool of the night,
while, they, with fevered . brows
labored on late into the night trying
to find ways to gather together a
few coins with which to pay an en
gineer to survey the path for the
And as the clock struck midnight
the weary city fathers wended their
way homeward, praying that the
mighty PWA ,would return before
long with glad tidings from the dis
tant city Where all seems to be ifts?de
Days stretched into weeks. And
weeks into months, and even vears
passed, and the city fathers of the
two communities looked longingly for
the return ot the knight of PWA. but
alas, he did not return.
A scribe was sought, and an epistle
sent by runner to the city of gold on
the Potomac. But, shsh, even the
runner failed to find the answer to the
burning question 6f the city fathers
and he returned home with head
bowed, and wet with Sweat.
After three years, a meager mes
sage was received from the niightv
PWA saying that their wise men said
money and money alone could not
build the sewer line to the river of
Pigeon, that it would take men to
dig the ditches and join the pipes,
but alas, the mighty PWA cbuld not
find the men. No call was made, but
the PWA crystal gazers had pushed
back the curtain of the future, and
looked into the ball, and no idle men
appeared on the scene, so they knew
it was futile to try and find them.
So, the mighty PWA, in all the
B-lory of authority, said, get more
n.Mi out of work, and once again our
royal gazer with squint into the ball
of the future and determine the des
tiny of the sewer line.
518 sterilizations havc b
fit. hm iir r nu mn.k ,
Dersons between , . "1
The total is divided $;
North Carolina first went r, .
practice of sterilization f'i, J
tives in 1929, following p,?'
procedure of other states sow
which adopted the tiiacti".'.' ,(
back as 1909. In February m J
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vmv naa llfJU
rtL me enu ui iwur yeais, uic tity ivy tiie oiaie supreme tour
fathers, with heavy hearts, went out While the 1919 Genera1 V
in searcn oi omer prospetLs, lining pnsseu an act. intended to serve a
forever to forget PWA. ! sterilization measure,, so far as
he ascertained no operations
And last ween, me princess oi periormea under its provision
good fortune held her magic wand
over the heads of the city fathers,
The state board
under the act of the r.:i:i I,.,;,:
and there awoke in the city of gold on as amended during the tun -r
lite uanivs oi uie roiumai;, Limt
knight of PWA who had promised to
return ere long with good news and
glad tidings of the money for the
sewer line to the river of Pigeon.
The mighty knight of PWA, 'tis
believed, had fallen into the hands of
a bunch of cruel men, who had given
him a draught from the jug of old
Rip Van Winkle, and the mighty
knight had fallen asleep, and for five
years had dreamed of the hundreds
of new and modern privies that were
being built, and never once thought
of the sewer line from Waynesville
anil Hazelwood to the river of Pigeon.
inn Eooeionu it-itL ..: -L
io tiie courts established
"- "mui . ai oui:a 1;
lie weuare anil the hea.is ef p-;
cnairities and penal mstituiiini I
petition the hugenics hoard f rs:t-i
ization of any mentally ,-..fh.
epiiejjiii, or leeuie-minueil person I
And when the people in the fair
and beautiful valley, in which
built Waynesville ami llazelu mJ, ;
there flows the rushing- wuhts nf
Pigeon, heard of the PWA i',p VJ
Winkle, they were ainuseii.
Ana mat, children is the n:4j
fairy tale, entitled "Speed P'.as."
One One Three CLEANERS
That pnts Johnny on the run
in his little yellow car for your
"The occupants were carried to a hospital for emer
gency treatment. The automobile was completely demolished."
It is common to read such news in almost any news
paper. You nevr know when your car might he envolved
in a similar accident.
BE SURE INSURE
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Is Your Child Physically Ready For
Only one month before school onens ae-ain. Wwihln-t X
u-isn trt ii-ifi u iii - ii u .u...-;.-it evaniir.a.-1
...v-n. ..u.v me uLtitr ioiivs iven a inurougn iii.h.i -
now so there will be time to correct any trouble that may esirf-
. Diseased tonsils, teeth and defective vision are u"r:' .
serious handicaps "to a child's progress,; and still hinv imp-''--
will affect his health in after years.
Even though the child APPEARS to be in perl"
a visit to your PHYSICIAN now may prevent troub
- May we suggest that you make an appointment w
the matter in mind.
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