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THE WAYNESVILLE MOUNTAINEER
THURSDAY, MARCH 13,
THE WAYNESVILLE PRINTING CO.
Main Street Phone 187
Waynesvflle, North Carolina
Tho County Seat of Haywood County
W. CURTIS BUSS
MRS. HILDA WAY GWYN .. Associate Editor
W. Curtis Russ and Marion T. Bridges, Publishers
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THURSDAY, MARCH 13, 1941
Tie Price of Politics
The Jackson County Journal frankly ad
mits that it is afraid the campaign which they
labeled "propaganda against Highway Com
missioner McKee" can do a lot of harm, in
that it might prejudice the incoming highway
commissioners to the point where it will be
hard for our western neighbor to get road
appropriations in the future. The newspaper
in Sylva admits that Mr. McKee will not be
reappointed because he backed the wrong
horse in the race.
The Journal apparently in the capacity as
Mr M.cKee's press agent, should know.
The Sylva newspaper is edited by an ex
perienced and seasoned politician, and he
well knows that unfavorable public sentiment
is a dangerous and sometimes expensive mat
ter to successfully cope with. However they
might console themselves with the fact that
veiy few men who have a job of spending the
public's money ever retired from the office
without being less popular than when they as
sumed office. It is just part of the price of
The Number Groivs
It appears to us that practically every week
we notice some new organization that from
its name we judge it to be for the purpose of
giving aid to England.
Likewise there is a large number, con tin
nnllv nn the increase: nf oroims orcanized
for the purpose of keeping America out of
war. We recently saw where tnere are now
: nvpr 200 of thft lat.tpr ornuna
Directors in both organizations are made
up of prominent men and women in America.
The maioritv of them favor aid to Great
Britain, but that America must stay out of
actual participation is also as strongly advo
We aDDrove both btouds for the DrinciDlea
underlying the organizations are good health.
ly signs that m spite of all the many isms '
that are flooding the land with their propa
ganda and trying to break down the true
American spirit, there is evidence that it
still burns in the hearts of the American
Among the latter groups wanting America
to stay out of war we have noticed the follow
ing as being especially active in these days ;
Committee to Defend America by aiding the
Allies ; the Committee of 30 Million, Inc. ;
American Defenders of Freedom ; America
First Committee; League of Human Right,
Freedom, and Democracy; Council for Dem
ocracy; National Defense Alliance; No For
eign War Committee; World Peace Founda
HERE and THERE
HILDA WAY GWYN
Birth and Death Rates
The February issue of the Retristrar. of
the Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Mountaineer
Vensus carried some very startling facts about
the birth and death rates of the states of the
In the birth rates per capita, North Caro
ling came fourth on the list with New Mexi
co leading, Mississippi second, and Utah in
North Carolina came seventh on the low
death rate scale. North Dakota had fewer
deaths, South Dakota came second, Oklahoma
third, Utah fourth, Idaho, fifth, and Arkan
It would appear that for longevity the
middle West has much to offer.
We welcome back to the "col
umnist field . . . W. Curtis Russ
editor of the paper . . . who for
sometime once edited a column . . :,
"Random Side Glances." in The
. . we srreet him
with interest and sympathy . . . we
know that he will write -t reada
worried about it . . . but he never
mentioned his cheek or his head
... his parents had not let him
look in a mirror . . . and the thought
came . . . how often in life , . . we
are like that . . . and what a bless
ing ignorance and innocence can
be at times . ' nnH hnw tha
able column . , , and we likewise mere knowledge of things . . . can
Suppose Uncle Sam Were 27
outline aome reace t erms'!
What do yon consider the great
est nuisance. in this community?
(This question was asked a few
weeks ago, and is being repeated
by request of the readers.)
Mrs. Herhvrt Rrarn"Tha ab
sence of recreational centers for
H. W. Rnrnette "Pennta who
can't remember bus schedules."
Miss Marearet Burcrin- "Double
parking on Main street without
irivinsr any sisrn. I think this is
one of the most provoking things
we have to. put up with."
W. A. Bradley "I think reckless
driving is the greatest nuisance in
Rufus Siler "So far as I know
there are mighty few, but what I
do know wouldn't do to print."
Mrs. Linwood Grahl "Double
parking is the greatest nuisance in
know from exDerience
regardless of his enthusiams
he will find dull moments at his ap-
appdinted task . . . moments
that add to the aggitation over them.
It will be very gratifying to those who have
worked so long and faithfully in the interest
of better public libraries in North Carolina
to know that the Legislature now in session
has voted 1100,000 a year for this purpose.
This Is a progressive step that should and
will no doubt meet with hearty approval
from the public in general. The vote was
practically unanimous in both the senate and
The response that the "traveling libraries"
in the form of bookmobiles that have been
loaned in the counties throughout the state
by the library commission has clearly indi
cated during the past few years the desire
of the people to read more and better litera
We recall how the people of Haywood
county flocked to the stopping places of the
bookmobile which was operated by the local
public library, showing how greatly rural
library facilities would be welcomed in this
We congratulate the Library Commission
and all those who have worked toward this
forward step and especially Miss Marjorie
Beal, secretary and director of the Commis
sion who has given so much time and thought
to aid the libraries in this state.
We do not know the details of the distri
bution of the appropriation, but we trust that
fiome of it finds its way to our local library.
It would be hard to estimate the benefits,
to the present and future generations m tbi
vicinity of the national forests, which are
under government control
We note with interest that Haywood Coun
ty ranks third in government owned lands
in the Western North Carolina counties, with
a total of 63,291 acres.
With floods, such as we had last summer
3n this section, we are brought to the reali
sation of the necessity of saving great forest
areas in this country, and of the permanent
yalue of this form of conservation.
Then from the standpoint of recreational
facilities, of fishing and hunting, the areas
are annually attracting thousands of tourists
to this section, aside from giving the local
residents the same advantages of sport and
The acreage in this county lies on the head
waters of the East and West Forks of the
Pigeon River and approval has been made
for an additional purchase of 4,683 acres.
The Defense Program
; News of our own defense program is con
fusing. The pessimists say that everything
has bogged down, and that chaos rules. The
optimists say, all is going well. The truth
seems to lie between. Industry is at last
getting geared to defense production a tre
mendous job, for which it had little exper
ience. And some of the bugs have been
ironed out in the various government defense
Production is nothing to write home about,
as yet. However, some of the coolest obser
vers think this situation will undergo real
changes before long- that, once the stage is
all set, a great flood of materials will pour
Defense officials have been chary of di
verting peace-time production now it seems
that we must reduce the manufacture of some
ordinary good3. We can't build for war and
maintain normal production at the same time.
Don't be surprised if next year the custom
of bringing out new model motor cars is
So far, there has been no severe price prob
lem no need for strict government control.
All hope that situation will continue.
Rural Minded City
We note with interest that New York City
as to have a county fair next September. It
-will be the first county fair held there since
The first fair in the city was held in 1828
and the last one forty-four years ago. Vast
changes in modes of living and in business
methods have taken place during the nearly
halt century since that last county fair.
We would like to know the real reason back
f the revival of this old American institution
in such a sophisticated area, as county fairs
Iiave for many years been confined to rural
Could it be that the last World's Fair so in
trigued the citizens of our lanrest citv. that
they want one all their own? Or is it merely
an indication that there is a revival of appre
ciation of handicrafts and the work of the
individual in this high powered machine age?
At any rate we would like to see the county
fair which i3 to be held in Madison Square
. Garden. '.
Which reminds us that we hope that the
exhibits of the members of the Home Dem
onstration Club women of the county, which
will be on display next fall in connection
with the Cattle Show, will serve as an impetus
for the organization of a Haywood County
Fair Association, that will become a reality
We are glad that at last the
1 9 1 .. i
V ... .. . . wcuijr ui genus nas oeen recog-
.............. .. vv"w ......o mzed Dy tne soions of the state . . .
crowding him . . hell wonder and that they have passed a law
why he ever set himself to "think- down in Raiejgh . . . to the effect
ing out loud" . . . because when jou that a person taking an oath can
get into a column . .its like the 8Wear bv merelv hr.lriin.rrru, RiM
role Of a character in a play . . in his hand without having to put
the show must go on" . . and some his lips to its germy covers . .- . .
weeks there are interesting things We have never failed to shudder
to write about . . . . and again ; when we have seen a person
ideas are drab as dish water in court being sworn in . . . as a
all from the view point of one's witness ... if you have noticed . . .
mood ., . we recall that even the too . the book used, is always
successful columnist Dorothy Due in an abused state with back and
once told us the same thing. . . . kaves ready to part company
, .' " '; . and somewhat sticky and greasy
The Rev. James G. Hoggin, Jr., . ... now seriously . . . can you
. . . . in charee of the Metkodint hant. it in thin Aav nt onifatin
nock nere contriDucea tne Ioilow- . . . . that the custom shnnlH hvn
ing story this week . . . . the prevailed so long? . , , we are
time was back in the days when suprised that the health depart
Woodrow Wilson vns president of ment did not long ago sponsor the
rrinceton University . ... . he was present method just adoped
invited by Dr. Nicholas Murray ' -
Butler . . . president of Columbia I With the gradual unfolding
University to make au address ... 1 even back in the more isolated
m those days Columbia was fast communities of the country . . .
gaming a reputation for the large 0f the National Defense program
number of Jewish students . . . in , . , and everyone you talk to . . .
introducing the speaker ; . . . Dr. agrreeing that the last depression
Butler, poking a bit of fun at the will he a "rhv fn ixrhnr will
conservative university and its 1 the present dramatic crisis in
president, said , , . "We have Tvith which we find ouraelvesi . . . tho
us the sleepy, president of the dull i . j -
university of the stupid little town they tell us that when we get
of Princeton" . . . and in reply . . - through paying all Mr. Roose
Woodrow Wilson said .. . "I'm velfs
E. R McClure ' After consider
ing other towns, I feel that we
have no great nuisances here.
Everything is coiner on nicelv. The
officers are trying their best to run
and regulate affairs, and I think
that Waynesville is the best place
I know in which to live,"
J. M. Long "I ntoxicating
Irving Leatherwood "I think
the greatest nuisance in this com
munity is the continued unneces
sary noise from cars."
Dr. I. B. Funke "One is the way
people park and double park on
Main street and hinder neoDle nagg
ing through the town. I have heard
the pus drivers say that Waynes
ville was one of the hardest towns
to pass through they knew of."
Dr. N. M. Medford-'The great
est nuisance and menace to our
community is the promiscuous use
pi alcoholic drinks."
sure that Dr. Butler is neither
sleepy, nor dull nor stupid . . . for
I read in the Holy Writ that "he
that keepeth Irael shall neither
slumber nor sleep." ....
people plus the national defense
program . . . business will be par
alized . .. . .. it is interesting to note
the different reactions ... we heard
one woman say . . . "Well, I hope
to eret evervthiner I want tnr tha
We saw a fine illustration this house this vejii' . .. Hawaii oa T IrnAv
week of the old adage ... what you ) after this year, well never be able
don't know or can't see can't ' to buy anything . . . the country
hurt you"! ... we contacted a young J will take it all for taxes . . , while
COUDle with two small rViil.lrpn on I nnnthnr nno soit
. - J - ou.u ... ,f WO VJk
route from Florida to their home pect to do without a lot of thines
m misa, utua. . . . mis side oi mis year and save every cent we
Greenville ... the two year old son can . . . because we know if m
experimenting with the door .
opened it and had a bad spill on
the pavement . . . fa fact he looked
like he mie-ht have been a victim
of one of the deadly German bombs
. ... around his forehead he had
three cuts . . and on one cheek
there was a terrible gash that had
dug a deep hole . . . on the little
fellow's knee was a slight scratch
. he showed it to us . . . with
grave concern . . . he was so much
don't well go hnngry next year,"
. . . we make no claims to prophetic
powers . . . but we wouldn't be
surprised if there is not a pinch
oi truth in both ... . . ideas . . . at
any rate . . . we should all K
geared up to make the most of
every opportunity during the com
ing year. .
A man thinks he knowsbut a
woman knows better.
SCOTTS SCRAP BOOK
By R. J. SCOTT
M UK !2b-
wa PoPvla. ton
or tut AnTAjtcne
MC AEUMIMUM, ASBESTOS,
THE ONE FELLOW WHO CAN
In all the world there is only one
fellow who can hurt you. Only one
fellow who can kick down the future
you have planned and trample un
der foot the foundations of happi
ness you have laid.
There is only one fellow who can
waste today for you- who can
handicap you for the big things you
are going to do tomorrow. Onlv
one fellow who can break your
nerve or crumble your hopes who
can blast your love and crinDle
And do you know who he is?
You may kid yourself sometimes,
make believe you think it ift fiftma.
body else but you know.
The only person in all the worlH
who can help or harm yon is von.
yourself. By your hands alone can
be moulded your future in your
heart and in your brain alone lies
the answer to every problem you
will ever face.
No man can hurt you from th
outside he must do it from the
inside. For you must do it your
selfhe can't. His meanness and
smallness and disloyalty fall like
arrows from your armour if you
dont permit him to make you hurt
The greatest harm a man can do
is to make you hate him. make you
harm him. For in tnim, ,
him you harm yourself doubly.
No man was ever broken by treach
ery, -by ingratitude, fcv
- r UHMUt90
-only by bitterness that he sowed
in his own heart.
Within yourself lies th an.n.
- n lu
your future. Nothing
that you do not take into your
heart atiA nn-MA .
By CHARLES P. STEWa!
gotiated peacemaker. . J !
"Why doesn't ttnM c " ' I
the Old World M,ru
of terms they might agree 5
I It's , rather different
w state thrf
respective sets of conditW
"uc ey mightn't doi
if so requested. And if $
hlcm5 OI t(le ,
(nia Iiaiw . r
w w so iar apart that it
would have been a waste of
get 'em on record
If President Roosevelt J
Serrptanr Mull j .
though, and broadcast it to
RlinHnr flu ...
j, w vfpusing gcj
couldn't very well avoid notl
Quite likely it wouldn't
bw.o otjjiauie to eithi
but they'd have to tell h0l
of it they were prepared t
low, and what changes won
w uc maae, to make it go di
would get 'em talking, anyi
pernaps mai would lead to!
fic conclusion. That's the J
There's one flaw in it
Suppose Uncle Sam shoui
a peace program. And
Britain not Herr Hitler
r if s ....
iuussoiim wouldn't count
making a lot of alteratiol
did arrive at a mutually aJ
compromise. And siippoaf
SUDscriDea to it. Why,
consider his signature w
paper it was written on!
would be the use?
" My own surmise is
Fuehrer would acquiesce ii
yusaiuie terms u ne C
trusted, under oath, to sti
any time at all.
itemember the comn
early days of the last war
Well, shortly after Janu
I crossed Germany on
from Denmark to Holland
several short stopovers in
I talked with quite an
tion of English-speakine
during -these stops. They w
important as the kaiser
erai oi 'em were of a got
consequence, including thl
oi Hamburg, an army
briefly on leave from the fi
various others in the sanj
One and all, these birds
a peace dicker with the
only the Allies would ad
And, from their stl
they'd iiave been cuekool
naan i peen. XI the ruif
stopped at that stage of a
uermany'd have won it.
these Fatherlanders didn
to go on, with oodles more
f . m .
nces ior em to make ani
risk a bad reversal an
in the long run-just as
The Allies, however, una
datingly wouldn't recog
they were licked and quit
Ditto 1916 today. If E4
isn't willing to call the!
(temporarily) on the pref
oi the returns, he isn't as
most folk give him credit
Nice For Hitler!
For him to do so woulj
agreeable for Sin-nor
skinned out of May's Art
pire, thumped by Greec
at least the southern eJ
bania and due to be
home. But it would be
Adolf. He'd have Scand
bulk of the Balkans, the II
tries and about half ol
And after restinc a whili
ably he'd renudiate his of
gain and clean up the M
uke Italy, the rest of t9
rest of the Balkans, i
Italian Africa, mavbe he
chew on Russia and heavf
Wouldn't he be a sues
make peace right now,
ends in view! if the
world will fall for it?
I'm quoting the anti-d
The next result of the I
between the negotiators?
anti-negotiatars is this
l Adolf very likely H
promises that would sod
middling, but Britain
promises' value at a mile
zero Anil John Hull's
peace-condition is that Af
On such a basis it's
reach a compromise.
heart and nurse
So don't let anvthin? rt ..n.
goat" A sneer in your heart is
more dangerous than a bullet in
your pack. William Flemming
LUCKY PERSONS PAY INCOME
In few weeks some WW oiti.
xens of the United States will be
figuring up the amonnfc nt t
ne w pay the United
oiaies ixovernment under the in
come tax laws.
We call their attention n
panson recenUy made by Secretary
of the Treasury Henry Morgen-
thau, who told member!
gress that a British W
J5000 income now pay
come ta while a sim''
in the United States p
With $10,000 incomes
ish family pays ?
A : i .1., tAAl)
With an income of $lj
Tear, in ease vou are int f
British family pays taji
276 and an American v
the same income, pays
the Americans are. T'f
Why expect grstitud
VMS1U fcjf WUIJ vm- - f
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