THE WAYNESVILLE MOUNTAINEER
3J5n Street Phone 137
THE WAYNESVILLE PRINTING CO.
Waynesville, North Carolina
The County Seat Of Haywood County
W. CURTIS KUSS : Editor
MRS. HILDA WAY GWYX Associate Ed 'tor
Vf. Curtis Russ ami Marion T. Bridges, Publishers
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THURSDAY, AUGUST 18, 19.58
WEEDS AND SNEEZES
Editors .are sometimes urged to write arti
cle in which rjhere is little or no interest. How
fve7, we find the suggestion made by Chas. E.
Raj, Jr., in a letter to t'he editor last week,
a&kiRjif that editorial mention be made about
cutUaj? down weeds in the community for the
benn'.iti of victims of hay fever, can be handled
wl'.h "feeling" if not in a persuasive manner.
Mt. Kay's suggestion s one that we won't
neeze at although we are a hay fever victim.
Words cannot accurately picture the misery
tvf an attack of hay fever. Even a victim could
not describe the ill effects truthfully and not
Jbe branded as one who handles the truth care
lessly. As a general rule, t'he hay fever season U
looked uKin as starting August 15th.
JVleflical experts explain that there are three
Yiav fever seasons, but the weed season in Au
iiiii iind September claims the greatest num
be? of victims, and the single weed which does
t'iie .niosf damage is the rag-weed, which puts
wuitmrw to shame. And there is a bumper
cmpctf jjicf-weed this year.
iillias been found that two per cent of the
natiiu: . population .suffers from hay fever two
out 'ii' every hundred.
vtln fever makes itself known in a chemi
tiil irritation bv pollen grains in the nose of
snjafio'ivt persons. It can be caused by emina
tittus hif animals and also has other causes,
meVit-if ; experts explain.
in -jjaisnfral, however, the various species
of plaiitt known to cause hay fever in the United
Stated .-are- divided into three main groups and
j?rw fcliree more or less distinct hay fever seas
ons. 'Traa give the spring-type hay fever;
jjraAse-s .the summer type, and weeds the fall
typL Th -giant and short rag-weed plant caus
es tle moii-t trouble, while a group of minor
.vwb wi as lambs iuarter, sheep sorrell and
pigwintd -pollinate- a few weeks before the rag
wpwis and do not last as long. These cause only
so occasional case.
Jfeificai science has gone far into the treat
rr!M nreseasonal, perennial and co-seasonal,
tlirJHTjTig essentially in the time element,
Aii ei- all, however, the pollen from the
wewfo tfosat are now to be found on most of the
vacanl'k.t.s of the community, together with the
ovKTyrawn 'hedge rows in the rural districts,
i-aasH ne -subject to hay "fever to shudder at
th ? a'-y thoughts of an attack.
Njsy that this is "open season" for hay
fwj i t will be an act of "brotherly love" to
bsvr th.it' weeds cut.
A .'"small negro boy, looking just like thous
iixicki of other negro boys in size, came into the
vw-wsjisipt'r office recently and inquired with a
jsofi drawl if we'd like to buy a package of pea
nuts. -.. 1 -K .;.
"We did and handed him a nickle. We be
jran eating the tasty goobers and noticed that
he made no move to leave. Staring at us with
cow-like eyes he ventured to ask: "How is dey?"
"Vim:" we replied.
"Dat's good," he said, "Ah always 'et's my
customer try dem out 'fore ah leaves.''
The negTo urchin was sold on his product
and jneaiit to give his customers their money's
worti- Although he is lacking in education,
refintroent and material wealth, that negro
eah had a philosophy of business that is sin
gatady refreshing in a time when so many peo
pieaje out to gyp the public and play their ac
quaintances for suckers.
Wiat a Utopia this would be if people were
asftatnk m their dealings as the negro boy and
ax anxious to please each other in their busi
neasr anelationships. Whiteville News Reporter.
TRASH FROM PICNICS
One of the best kept rural churchyards of
the section, was cluttered with papers, boxes,
cups, and trash in general late Sunday after
noon, following a picnic by a group of folks from
The above has perhaps happened at a num
ber of rural churches, and schools. The clean
ing up had to be done by members of the church,
or civic minded patrons of the school.
Those who picnic should be more conside
rate, and leave the place as clean as they found
it. If the practice continues, there will be steps
taken to protect rural public property from the
thoughtless groups who spread their trash
Several weeks ago, a young man, with an
unbalanced mind, leaped eleven stories in New
York to his death. His act was discussed by
millions. Newspapers in every corner of the
globe carried the news.
Last week-end eight North Carolinians
were killed and fifteen injured on the highways
of this state.
The average person on the street has no
concern, nor cares of the highway fatalities
and entirely too many users of the highways
give the serious matter no concern.
VV. C. T. C. STEPS OUT
Western North Carolina Teachers College can
no longer lament that it is the "forgotten insti
tution." The special session of the legislature made
an appropriation of $58 1,000 for the college at
Cullowhee. This was the third largest in the
state, and almost equal that amount given the
University at Chapel Hill.
With over a half million dollars for im
provements, the college that has meant so muc h
to this section, will be able to branch out and
increase its usefulness many times.
The school at -Culiowhee deserved the ap
propriation, they have skimped long enough,
but have 'done splendid work on what they had,
Ever so often, it seems part of the life of
Madison County for one of two factions to be
gin publishing a series of affidavits and making
charges against the opposing group.
The latest is that of a former school teach
er "aflidaviting" that he paid certain sums to
the school board while he was teaching, and
when he stopped his contributions, he lost his
Of course, all this exposing of such things
mig'ht not do any particular good as far as cor
recting what has past, but it does put those who
might be tempted to work out such schemes on
guard that all such trades made behind closed
doors do not always stay there. When such
things are brought to light,, it puts all involved
"on the spot."
HOW'S YOUR WILL POWER?
And speaking of chiggers, some years ago
we read that if one will refrain from rubbing
or scratching the point at which a chigger digs
into the skin, the stinging, itching sensation
will last but a short period- say, ten to twenty
minutes and that after Mr. Chigger gets him
self dug in, there will be no further discomfort
to his unwilling host. This we 'have found to
be true, but one must have a strong will-power,
well trained over a period of years, in order to
resist the impulse to claw up large patches of
epidermis where chiggers are drilling. There
are, of course, a number of persons with flabby
will-power who can't keep from scratching chig
ger bites to save their skin. If you belong to
this category, we offer this suggestion: Have
an attendant tie boxing gloves on your hands
and handcuff them behind you for thirty minu
tes. If this suggestion doesn't appeal to you,
you might take a needle and dig the redbugs out
one by one. (They are easily visible to the un
aided eye). If you don't want to do this either,
just go ahead and scratch. We're getting tired
of dispensing, free advice. -Olin Miller, Atlanta
WHAT THE YEARS HAVE BROUGHT
The news agencies and editorial writers
have used the 99th birthday of a barber in Ver
mont to call attention to the pageant of social
history he has witnessed since he began bar
bering. One writer noted the following changes
that the aged barber has seen come to pass :
Once the talk was of barehanded baseball.
Then it was talk about baseball with gloves.
Trouser cuffs went from wide to narrow,
to wide, and back to narrow again.
The customers panned new administrations
almost every four years.
Collars went from hard to soft and back
to lhard, and back to soft, high, low, high again,
And over the customers' shoulders he wat
ched the old Police Gazette, with its pictures of
lovely girls in tights, give way to modern perio
dical, with its pictures of lovely girls.
THE OLD HOME TOWN
YOU KNOW WHAT? A FELLEI?
IN NW TOWN IS PUTT7A-4G UP
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UNK BLACK ANTS r
SHAKERS SO FOLKS fvv
PICNIC SUPPERS WOOOR5 ON
Rainy NicSMTS can sprinkle
A FEW ANTS OVf-'R THE Ik
ennn -r INJE- IT "THAT
PICNIC FLAVOR-- -ANP in"i
ISUT DAE HALF OF
ilonri V APTEP GRAND PAPPV GALE
WJNPPENNY VI SITE P THE f?ACKET STORE
SIX PIC"CS SCHEOULEP FOR TOMOfcw
yERE C VLL.EP OFF
Dy W. Curtis Russ
AT MORNING STAR
After sifiiijf the fine stock at the
mail' and colt show at Crahti'ee last
week, I'm no longer puzzled at the
way some of the young - peo.pl
ride bareback in. this section.
One little fellow, weighing not over
fifty pounds, stuck to a twisting ''
prancing mare like he was glued on.
And more than that, he did not show
any signs of fear when it looked to
some of us that he might tumble" off
These little fellows are not like the
summer visitor, who after an hour's
horseback ride remarked as she dis
mounted :'I never knew anything full
of hay could be so hard."
The little boys riding bareback ac
tually demanded more attention than
did some of the prize winning entries.
Numerous older men remarked with
envy, of the times they road bare
back, and the fun tiiey got out of hold
ing the reins while the animal they
road was being judged. Among this
group of "former boy riders" was L.
N. Davis, County Agent Smithwick,
Frank Davis, A. P. Ledbetter, and
One man, in a rather sentimental
mood, said that the sad part of it all
was that the little barefoot boy did
not realize that right then was one
of the happiest moments of his life
ami no doubt the little fellow was
wishing that he were grown, and Wear
ing long pants and out in the crowd
pointing to animals and saying,
Such is life.
And if any one should ask you,
this is a watermelon eating popula
tion. At Weaver Cathey's I stood by
and watched the melons disappear
some folks used salt, some ate plain.
Others picked out seed, others bit off
melon and seed and disposed of seve
ral seeds at once, and if I'm not mis
taken, some ate seeds and all.
Evidently the soft drink business
is growing by leaps and bounds, judg
ing from the steady increase of new
firms that are putting products on
the market. Right now, there are
seven different firms selling whole
sale, soft drinks in Waynesville.
Every plan has been followed to
get new drinks on the market. Some
names resemble some of the older
drinks. Some firms have increased
the size of their bottles from the
standard siz ounce to eight.
And only in the past year, ohe firm
believed they could give twice the
standard amount, and put a twelve
ounce bottle drink on the market, and
it is meeting with favor among a cer
The soft drink business is a highly
competitive field. All kinds of mixed
drinks such as orange, grape, lime.
strawberry and Uie like, come under
that head, and constitute a large vol
ume of the drinks sold.
Filling stations now do a good busi
ness in the - soft drink trade. It
seems that the average motorist is in
the frame of mind for a drink before
driving on, and then too, the change
from the gas and oil makes it easy
to part with a nickle, and often a
dime, with a nickle going for one of
the attractive packages of cracker
sandwiches which are conveniently
displayed above the drink stands.
And from reports of last week, at
the "coming out" party of a daughter
of a soft drink manufacturer, there
Under the supervision of Miss
Mary M. Smith, a home demonstration
club was organized at Morning Star,
Monday, August 8. The following of
ficers were elected:
President Mrs. L. L. Snlathers.
Vice president Mrs. Marlin Hall.
Leaders of home projects were ap
pointed as follows:
Food and Nutritions Mrs. Will
Food Conservation Mrs. Jim Allen.
Home Furnishings Mrs. Hugh
Home 'Management Mrs. Oscar
Sum: hers. .
Home Beautification Mrs. Chas.
Home Gardens Mrs. Sewell Rhine
hart. Home Poultry Mrs, Helen Gadcly.
Home Dairy Mrs. Marlin Hall.
Parent Education Miss Dewey
Mrs. Oscar Grasty r, i
during the week-ei';.;""!.' " '
Vergie Setzer, ami ,. ;.. , ." ",
Setzer and Mr. K,-:: , i,''
Mrs. Elbert i,a,...
daughter, Dorothy. . . ... ,
their home in .Ahr
ing the week with
J. A. Campbell.
Mrs. D. O. Plutt a:;,j M,.
Sheehan were joim .,,.." "'
home of the former j ,. '
honoring Mrs R,,!,,.,. ;''
miscellaneous showci. ,
received a number i iv,.'v !
A large number of f, i,-v,i'-u-ent.
Assisting the hose,'
ing were Mrs. Plntt's ,!;,.,
Elbert Daniels and Mi,, t
D. O. Plott and Kl.-tch.-r
spent the day in Ashevil,. ,
Amos Moody ha
a new barn.
SAYS HE IS NOT UKI
Syracuse, N. Y. Depute, ar.d
lice officials called off a "nnV
the body of Raymond lihine whw,
instructor walked int., tin- h,r
office to deny that he h:.. met
foul play. The finding f s,m-
assumption that he had Ikon i'tJ
Dover, Dela. A bolt of 1.,
struck the dairy barn m uhitr.
wood Dulin and his Negn. farm t
George Broadas, sat bv
milking. Thpp cows, iiu-'uAiij
one Dulin was milking, wiiv k,
but the cow Broadas was iniikini;
ed to get the least liit ir,t,,i.
even upsetting the milk i;tii
must, be money in the business he
spent over $20,000. on, this 'one party.
Whew, that calls for a soda, such ex
pensive parties makes me dizzy.
.-lief Ml'-. N
1 it! M,
4-II Club Mrs. Walt . Air.nra.
The new club was invito! m kJJ
next meeting at the' home if Mrs.
E. Medford. The 'date will bt
Before adjourning, the membi-rs
joyed a short recreational period.
DON T TAKE DIRTY
Call One One Three, and we
will call for and deliver your
garments, properly dry clean
ed and pressed, and in bags
that will protect them while
HENDERSONVILLE, N. C.
GIRLS FROM 8 to 20
Grammar Grades - High School
HANO VIOLIN VOICE ACCORDION - ART
DRAMATICS DANCING HOME ECONOMICS
COMPLETE COLLEGE PREPARATION
Fine Riding Horses
Summer Visitors Cordially Invited To Visit School
FOR CATALOG WRITE
Jos. R. Sevier, D. D., President!
The finest pitching in the world won't win with rag
ged support in the field.: And in a critical battle acainst
illness, the doctor's skill must be supported by "heaHs-up
teamwork on the part of drug store and nurse, if victor)
is to be won.
When the fight is toughest and when the slichtej
bobble may prove disastrous, ALEXANDER'S SER l( fc
attains maximum value.
A S K YOUR D 0 C T O R
oPp. rt os
Phones 53 and 54
TWO REGISTERED PHARMACISTS FOR VOl'B