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HUB WAYNES VDXE MOUNTAINEEB
THE WAYNESVILLE PRINTING CO.
Main Street PhoM 1,7
Waynesville, North Carolina
The County Seat of Haywood County
W. CURTIS RUSS
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W. Curtis Rubs and Marion T. Bridges, PubUsnera
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NATIONAL 6DITO RIAL
ASSOC! AT IUN
THURSDAY, MARCH 27, 1941
The entire state has been anxiously await
ing the return of Governor Broughton from
his vacation, lookin forward to the time when
he will begin making his appointments.
Probably never in the history of the state
has any governor had so many offices at his
disposal to give to the citizens.
It is expected that the Governor will within
a few days name the new highway commis
r,t io members : the board of 15 of the De-
partment of Conservation and Development,
a commissioner of Kevenue; me
nvmont romnensation commission, the state
REA Board, and numerous other commis
sions and boards that will be his privilege
Of special interest to Western North Caro
lina is the appointment of the State Highway
Commissioner from this district, and the
state highway commission chairman. So far
among those prominently mentioned for high
way chairman is Ben Prince of Henderson
ville, which apparently is meeting with the
approval of this section.
Ralph Ramsey, of Brevard, and former
Sanntnr from this district, has been frequent
ly mentioned as a member of the highway
board. His record as senator and civic lead
er in Transylvania, gives him an "OK" by the
general public sentiment in this section.
Eyeing Tourists, Canada
Explains Our Laws To Vs
What did you think of the REA
show staged in the Armory on Fri
day and Saturday?
The ministers of the community are ask
ing that no one make a social engagement
during Holy Week, but that everybody give
their leisure to meditation of the significance
of the week before "He arose from the dead,"
and take part in the services that are to be
held each day by the various congregations.
If there was ever a time in history when
men and women need the comfort and coun
sel that His guiding hand can give, it seems
that in this year 1941, it is the greatest. In
both peace and war Christianity has held the
solutions of our problems, both as individ
uals and as nations.
Easter is the high peak in the true Christ
ian's life, the season when we are brought
face to face with our mortality, and our kin
ship to God and to our Risen Christ. If we
fail to cooperate with the ministers in their
effort to have us drink deep into the spiritual
meaning of the season we will miss the true
spirit of Easter.
"For God so loved the world that He gave
.his only begotten Son, that whosoever be-
lieveth in him should not perish, but have
everlasting life." '
Down through the centuries the supreme
sacrifice of our Saviour has brought men to
see the ways of righteousness and the divine
significance of Easter has shown men the
way out of darkness into light.
Spring And Hitler
Since Spring has become the season in
which Hitler has made his most dramatic
moves across the continent of Europe one
cannot but wonder as time approaches what
he has up his sleeve for 1941, in addition to
making Bulgaria his own.
As one writer has expressed it : "The sap of
Empire rises in him. In March, 1936, he
remilitarized the Rhineland. In March, 1938,
he seized Austria. In March, 1939, he occu- :.
pied Bohemia and Moravia, and grabbed
Memel. In 1940 in April he took Denmark
and Norway under his "protection."
"He will act. Of that we may be certain.
Perhaps the hour when his star will be in
the ascendancy has been revealed by his
astrologer. He will make startling news.
Men, women and children will die because of
what Springy the blossoming time, the season
of the tenderness and hope, means to Hitler,
and what he has made it mean to the Ger
man nation. We have not long to wait."
"But Hitler has not conquered Spring. No
fifth column betrays the inexorable processes
of nature. There will be another blossom
ing season on which he will not trample. Al
ready the plowshare is being forged and will
turn his system under ; already on many an
' anvil of freedom, hammers ring, sparks fly,
bright swords take shape and edge."
Not What It Seemed
The recently enacted legislation in regards
to the sale of fortified wines seems to have
aroused considerable confusion as to the
proper interpretation of the law.
One section of the bill sets July the 1st,
as the effective date, and another section, May
the 1st. The bill also states, which evidently
an error, that only packages of a gallon or
more may be transported from counties where
it may be legally sold into counties where it
The lowering of the alcoholic content to
14 per cent will in no wise remove the evil
1 and it-would seem that the bill as enacted
from a prohibition standpoint is a decided
Fothe present it looks as if the probable
effect of the law will be to flood the market
' with 'a cheap variety of dangerous beverages.
Mi Honrv Francis "I think the
REA show was one of the grandest
affairs we have ever had. it was
fine for the people to see what
olectricitv can do. and for the town
people and the country folks to get
together. I was glad to see so
many electric irons go into tne
Mm. J. F Toy "I think the
show was a fine thing. It was edu
cational and interesting especially
to people who are having electricity
in their home for the nrst time.
"This section looks to be one
of the most progressive and pros-
No greater evidence could be desired as
rVw. hicrVi standard of Havwood County
. .i . a i fii-t nlai'Po won neroua I have Seen in sometime
cattle man u.e ,.uuui x , J and , trave, a lot, ... said Mrs.
at the recent show and sale in Andersnv Dora Haines, . of Washington . .
S. C, where so many local cattle were ex- of tne KEA administration on
ViiKitfyl I Saturday afternoon at the show
muueu. , . , . V' . i which The Mountaineer sponsored
For many years the cattle industry in .n the Armory ; . . we like such
it nnA fni.nfi, uioa nt ttio ton in Quality thincs from outsiders ... for we
and quantity, but also for a number of years-, have pride Sayw
due to a decline in the market prices, ootn
quality and quantity were neglected.
The bringing into the county for the past
few years of purebred bulls is now beginning
to show up in the higher standard and places
Haywood cattle are taking in the shows in
which they are exhibited. e
It was reported by some of those attending
iht show in Anderson last week that a re
mark frequently heard from the farmers
and county agents viewing the cattle at tne
show was: "That must be a Haywood County
Steer," and by that description one of a very
high grade was designated. ,
The manner in which Haywood cattle sold
on the South Carolina market and the prices
n:iu show that the cattle industry is fast
coming back in a county that can produce as
fine a grade of livestock as can be raised any
where in this country, s
HERE and THERE
HILDA WAY GWYN
greet us ... it was not long be
fore he asked the preacher what
the new model has it all over that
of the minister ... the salesman
mentioned an exchange . . we saw
the "trading instinct" in the par
son's eyes . . so we left . . ..
thinking perhaps they Had rather
finish the deal without us. .... .
and particularly Haywood
county . . which after rriday ana
Saturday of last week ... we have
decided is fast becoming ... not
a county area in the old meaning
. . , but one big community . . . .
the distance between the rural sec
tions and the towns is not only
eettinir shorter by miles . . . but
Alan in viewpoints i . . and in the
living conditions or the people . . .
more and more are we having
things in common with each other
more and more otten ao we
meet to thrash out programs oi
natural interest . the town peo
ple are fast becoming more rural
minded ... they are hankering ior
th nrivileires of country life . . .
and the rural folks are taking on
the ways of the towns . . . their
homes are being modernized . . .
they are getting away from drudg
ery ; , . of life without conven
iences;. . . and yet they are accom
plishing more than ever . . . and
are enjoying all the good things
that life on a farm can give. . . .
loafor Rnrpin "I think that
the show was both well displayed
Mrs. F. H. Marley "The REA
hut oh a real display of electrical
appliances, one to show the house
wife how much easier her worn
can be done with the aid of elec
tricity and how it can bedone in
less time and with less labor."
Mrs. R. H. Blackwell "I thought
the show a mighty fine idea, and
the women were certainly interest
ed in the electrical cooking units."
Thpre was great satisfaction in the head
lines of The Mountaineer last week to those
i-psoonsiblfl for its publication. The news
carried on the front page was not of things
that perhaps will happen, but of actual iacis
concerning developments of permanent value
and interest to the people of this community.
The fact that the Dayton Rubber plant is
starting construction on its buildings is a defi
nite thing of interest; that the Gordon Hotel
?. tn ho imnroved is uroof that others from
outside have faith in this section ; the REA
show is illustrative of the progressive rural
of our county : the construction of the
Soco Gap section of the great Blue Ridge
Parkway means a tremendous boost in travel
for Western North Carolina.
We might continue into other news carried,
but the foregoing is sufficient to show that
Havwood County is definitely going forward
and marching to the rhythm of a progressive
Another thought Mrs. Haines
brought out was the fact that .De
mocracy is illustrated in our coun
trv hv the manner in which the
government is willing to help poo
nl whn are in earnest about help
ing themselves . . . certainly no
finer example could be found than
the REA . . . lending the rural peo
ple money to bring electricity to
their homes . . . in an organized
co-operative . . . and then giving
them time to pay back the loan . . .
and in the end the privilege of own
ing the company ... such is Amer
The exhibits were excellent
and were arranged in a manner
worthy of a larger and more pre
tentious affair . and the Prizes
given away added a touch of ex
citement as the hands of the clock
moved around to the appointed
hours . . Miss Marian A. Wienell
home economist won all who visit
ed her demonstrations ... We have
J. Dale Stentz . . . at
his best any better . , . . than when
he had his turn at the microphone
as master of ceremonies . . ; and
R. E. Sentelle .. . . attorney' for
the Cruso company . , who sliared
the respohsibflities with Mr.
Stentz was a master at the job
job . . . too ... Jimmy Moore., . .
superintendent . . . and Chas. McT
Crary ... of the REA were
seen in and out everywhere . . . in
the interest of making the expo
sition . . . what it was "... . . . the
delay in the arrival of the barbecue
only whetted appeties . .and when
the report got about that Rufe
Siler was making it ... everybody
was more than willing to wait . , . .
the booth of the county home dem
onstration clubs selling drinks and
sandwiches . . . . kept the crowd
refreshed . .'..'the dance exhibition
of Bob Boyd, winner of the grand
prize offered an amusing note to the
happy occasion . . , and on all sides
. we heard . , . "Well, I hope
they stage another show next year."
T. L. Gyn "I think the REA
demonstration at the Armory was
a splendid success in every way. It
was highly educational to both
town and rural users of electricity,
and the enthusiastic attendance of
REA subscribers definitely shows
that the trend toward moderniza-?
tion of country life."
Dogwood - State Flower
North Carolina now has an official State
flower the dogwood. A bill introduced in
the legislature sought to name the flame
nzaW a the State flower but public senti
ment brought about a change and the dog
wood was chosen in the closing hours of the
The lecrislators acted wisely, in our opin
ion when thev chose the dogwood. The flame
azalea grows only in the mountains of the
western cart of the state' but the dogwood
whitens the forests from one end of the state
to the other. Other states including adjoin
ing Virginia have chosen the dogwood, but
this fact does not make it any less desirable
as the North Carolina state flower.
In iust a few weeks this lovely flowering
tree will be the talk of all who pass along our
highways. We know of no other that blooms
in such profusion in every section. bmith
We were impressed by the num
ber of officials from the REA .
from the state headquarters . . .
and from Washington . . . and
fmm othpp BEA eo-ooeratives . , .
and their, reaction to the spirit of
t iiA nmisiim . . ... all apparently
mirnrised at the orotrressiveness of
rnimtv folks : . . . for
the people of Haywood are "sold"
nn th BE! .... and any outsiaer
could feel in the very atmosphere
at the show . ; . the genuine approv
al of the occasion . . . and noticea
ble was the fine spirit of co-opera
tion exisiting . , . riot only among
the visitors from the Various sec
tions of the county . . . but also
among the electrical dealers and
exhibitors. . . .
Frank M. Davis "I thought the
show a wonderful success in that
it gave the users of electricity a
conception of what they should
and can have if they take advan
tage of the wonderful opportunity
offered them in the REA. I con
sider the REA to be perhaps the
most forward step ever taKen in
E. J. Hyatt "I thought the
show was a mighty fine display of
Mrs. C, F. Kirkpatrick "I think
the show a very progressive step
and certainly gave new ideas to
those who have just gotten electric
ity in their homes. I think the bar
becue and getting the people to
gether and rejoicing over this im
provement in the county a very
T. L. IJramleft "I think so high
ly of the show, that I would like to
see it given again next year;'
Jonathan Woody "I think the
show was fine and that the REA is
the greatest forward step in Hay
Wood county in the past 20 years.
It should be followed up with a
YOU'RE TELLING ME!
-Br WILLIAM BITT
Central Press Writer
The show offered a fine oppor
tunity to the prospective buyers of
electrical equipment . . . seeing
and havintr everything explained
, . . . we know that many a farmer
and his wife went back home wth
a new vision toward which to work
. . . they may not buy that ice box
until next month . . they may
put off getting that brooder until
after the tobacco crop of next sum
mer is sold . . they may wait until
the steers have eained enoujrh to
make a good profit before they add
that washing machine to their
household effects . . . but we bet
that they have begun already to
lav nlans for these curchases
which reminds us that we ran into
one of our local ministers near
washing machine , . . (one of those
npw fan if led thinca that not only
do the family clothes, but think
for you) . . . the parson began to
exploit the wonders of a washing
machine . . , he happens to own
one ... a salesman appeared to
says that maybe the reason Rus
sia seems so jittery about the
European situaUon la that it
fears Hitler may decide the tinw
has come to take Steppes.
.'. .! ! 1
Now that vegetables are put
chasable neatly wrapped in cel
lophane. Mother Nature might
save herself a deal oi trouble bj
producing peas without pods,
i i i
Thailand now lay claim, to a
place called Battanbang. Sounds
like a dandy spot for a battle.
Students at the University ot
Kentucky are offered a court
In how to play billiards. Good
training for young folks who, in
after life, wUl often enough find
themselves behind the eight ban.
! , ! I,-..-.-
Surrealist wall paper is on the
market. Now, the most ardent
teetotaler can awaken morning
and enjoy the bewilderment oi
a Srst-class hangover.
! J- I:::-'.:.
Zadok Dumbkopf aaya his a
phew Dozy geta paid for lying
down on the Job. He teats fbe
product of a mattress factory.
And the man at the next desk
la still recovering from the shock
of having met a barber who ad
vised him to have his hair
By RJ. SCOT I
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By. CHARLES P. St
Central Press Col
CANADA has fin omS
United States explain
grauon iaw to us Yaaj
The Canucks like tn i
tourists from our side J
j. iic j uBuaujr viavtl nni
neighbors make . nU
of 'em. And now the t
wnen tney snoum be e
into the boreal Doming
erable numbers. It's cot
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southerly rather opp
J T . . X 1 .
uays. r umermore, t
Reports are current
try, however, that,
limes, an alien in Car
ceedingly likely to be!
the military authorit
ternea. in iact, casi
tioned in which this
ally to have occurred,
The Canadians reck
yarns are calculator!
enmn into their cnmiit
Yankee tourist trade. 1
io assure us that, as
we'll be most welco
be bothered a single b
to us that, if we ex
difficulty in eettiner
won't be their fault,
of our own immigra
and to tell us how t
selves against that pi
Editor Is Eroi
The emissary is H.J
associate editor of tj
Ontario Stan He's?
hither and you, getting
licity he can. Emissai
mission is essentially
behalf, but the storv
a nature interesting w
can or legally admisa
er, returning from abf
ever he has been
The nub of it is that
wanderer, before leaViif
States, will be well
provide himself, in
get him home again.
It apparently is ts
held up quite a fe
other legal residents A
States at ports of entr
them a deal of worry
big them to come in
lome have been deha
out, from inability to
But the be.-c adver
the kind was that of
resident of Peoi i
who, after a shit sta
-re calle? on to
t'lemselves at tv? 1
gration officer Peorii
tive American, could
was admitted. It sal
that he had married
girl. She'd live v
American also, but nt
barred. The pair had
with some of her Ca
tives and she had
them for still anothef
the infuriated Peorii
natter ud with the
ment. At last he goc
Peoria, but not withoj
From Canada's st
mean part of this stat
as it was published
stated that the Detrl
tion folk had caused
was related that the
.ained by the Canadiaf
-that she was aires
and locked up
Emissary Morderi d
uch publicity as faVof
ada's American touna
There are other
Spikes Other Ki
One's to the effect
autos are subject ti
Canadian military urn
has it that Amerij
seized and gasoline pf
scribed as piratical.
"No such thmp.
Thpiv ia. indeed. 0.
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me. he admits, tor -t
vers but it doesn't
Panarlianlv tagged ca
In short, Emissary t
it understood that Cai
busy at war to be ni
Contrariwise, war ca
fnr Kivonnp And tOJ
rood source of it
the Canucks are aniMf
'em they can get. a
tainly do object to.
water system in even
and more particulars
arm Ultr RVStem
noevi'lld tn 1P. US ed H
familv in Hawood ci
CrVINlS PICTURES H
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