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THE WAYNES VILLE MOUNTAINEER
THE WAYNESVILLE PRINTING 00.
Main Street Phone 187
Waynesville, North Carolina
The County Seat of Haywood County
W. CURTIS BUSS
MRS. HILDA WAY GWYN Associate Editor
W. Curtis Rusa and Marion T. Bridges, Publishers
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THURSDAY, MAY 1, 1941
It was a wise move on the part of Charles
Ray, chairman of the Road Committee of the
Waynesville Chamber of Commerce, to call
the members of his committee together and
begin to formulate a road program for Hay
wood County for the next few years.
A new highway commission will go into
office next week in Raleigh and for the first
time in its history a chairman comes from
Western North Carolina. It is wi.se to be
able to go to Chairman Prince and Commis
sioner Ferebee with well defined ideas as to
State Highway construction in this county.
It is definitely known that less regard will
be given to county and district units and the
state system will be regarded more from a
state-wide and not a local standpoint. How
ever it i3 only by local units working togeth
er that results will be obtained.
When a common course of action is decided
upon with a definite object in view, much can
During the month of April three school
children of this state met their death in a
school bus. The thought of such a series of
tragedies is alarming.
The parents of children have a right to de
mand safety for them while en route to and
from school. If the children are to be trans
ported to school they should be given every
safety measure possible.
In a check up in this county it was found'
that no child had ever met death in thi3
county on a school bus, but the crowded con
ditions of our county vehicles has often given
the parents much concern. ,
Approximately 2,500 children ride the
buses to school in Haywood County. Eight
years ago there were 19 buses, but today
there are 35 operated to and from the schools.
Several have been added each year. The in
crease in bus accommodations has been great
er than the increase in pupils carried, but
even so often the school buses are too crowd
ed for either safety or comfort.
Six presidents of the United,States have
died in office, three from natural causes and
three by assassination. Only two of the six
died in the White House William Henry
Harrison and Zachary Taylor, the first and
second to meet death while president.
Abraham Lincoln died in a private home
in Washington, whence he was carried after
being shot at Ford's theatre by John Wilkes
Booth, while witnessing the play "Our Ameri
can Cousin." Booth was shot to death by the
leader of a posse, Sergeant Boston Corbett.
James A. Garfield was shot at the Balti
more & Potomoc railroad depot in Washing
ton by Charles J. Guitteau, and died about 11
weeks later at Elberton, N. J., where he had
been taken to escape the heat of the capital.
Guitteau was hanged.
William McKinley was shot by Leon Czol
gosz, while attending an exposition in Buffalo,
and died at the home of a friend in that city
eight days later. Czolgosz was electrocuted.
Warren G. Harding died suddenly in San
Francisco while returning from a tour, which
took him to Alaska.
It is a curious fact that with the exception
of Taylor, all the presidents who have died in
office were elected, either for their first or
second term, in years ending with zero 1840,
1860, 1900 and 1920 at 20-year intervals.
Reidsville Review. '
Within the next 30 days gardens for both
fresh vegetables and for canning purposes
should be planted.
We wish to again emphasize the fact that
this may be the most important season in re
cent years to grow everything possible for
Both the national and the state govern
ments are urging everyone to produce every
thing possible in the way of food. The TVA
is furnishing a 100 pound bag of Triple A
Phosphate to each person planting one fourth
of an acre of garden for amount of the
freight, 40 cents per bag.
With millions of men in training and en
gaged in defense work, it is obvious that
normal production of all agricultural prod
ucts will be reduced. It is up to all of us to
see that a maximum amount of food is pro
duced and saved.
We notice in a recent article that out in Salt
Lake City that they have made some new
rules about punishment for children in
schools. They are taking away practically
all the teacher's authority.
Now such regulations may be fine out in
the Mormon countiy, but here in North Caro
lina they wouldn't work.
The new rules forbid any form of corporal
punishment and .the teacher is forbidden to
keep pupils after school unless permission is
obtained from the school principal. Teachers
are not permitted to keep pupils in class dur
ing recess or lunch periods.
And last but by no means least they are not
allowed to bring presents to school for a fav
orite teacher. Imagine depriving a little first
grader of taking a big red apple to teacher.
Something should be done about the matter.
They are getting too modern out there in
Salt Lake City.
H E R E and T H E R E
HILDA WAY GWYN
A Meal, and a Roof,
"Democracy", cried the young man earn
estly, "is three square meals a day and a roof
over your head."
The youth forum before which he was
speaking burst into an approving roar.
The definition is, scarcely accurate, yet it
ill behooves any of the more fortunate elders
of this youth, with their last skipped meal
twenty years in the background, to laugh off
the words. They are too important, and the
applause which greeted them is too impor
tant, for off-laughing. .
No. Democracy is not three square meals
a day and a roof over your head. Slaves
have been well fed and housed with reason
able comfort, but whatever you might say
about their condition, it was not democracy;
But the fact that this pat definition Was not
strictly accurate did not mean that the young
man had nothing to say. He had plenty to
say, and people had better listen.
Three squares and democracy are not the
same thing. But the question that demands
and answer is this: can democracy exist for
long when perhaps a third of the people do
not have the three squares and the roof ?
Forty feet of the foundation at one comer of
the First National Bank building are not the
building but if you removed those forty feet
of foundation, the building would no longer
. be safe. . ..
Economic security, in other words, is not
the same thing as democracy, but a democra
cy which fails consistently to offer conditions
in which the vast majority of people have a
high degree of economic security is allowing
an important corner of its foundations to
The democratic way of life is a vast monu
mental building; the fairest and finest man
has yet built. Its foundations and rooms are
many equal political rights, toleration, re
stricted governmental power, equality of op
portunity, no special privileges, freedom of
discussion and thought, no permanent class
lines, the general "Underlying feeling deep in
every man that he wishes nothing that is not
available to other men under the same cir
cumstances. It is greater than merely "three
squares a day and a roof. But without those
simple elemental, it can be ashes in the
mouth. That is not because men no longer
prize their freedom above mere comfort, but
' 1 V a.
simpiy Decause tney realize that in our United
States, there is no sane reason why they
should not have both.
Did you dine well last eveningand the eve
ning before that, and every evening for many
years before that? Then do not laugh away
this young man's definition of democracy. It
is not a very good definition, but it is full of
meaning to America.
The Reidsville Review.
The answers to the question in
the "Voice erf the People" in this
issue interested us greatly ... . they
show that youth has a serious out
look on life and the necessity of be
ing prepared for some definite
work is well recognized . . . we
onder how much of this viewpoint
should be credited to the Vocational
Guidance program started last fall
ri the schools .' . . and how much of
it is the result of the students'
awareness of what waits them
-fter school days are over, gleaned
by their own reading, and observa
tion .. . at any rate we like their
attitude ... for preparation they
must have, if they are to battle suc
cessfully with the competition and
over crowded lines of business that
they will encounter . . . yet we are
told that there is always room at
the top ... for those who wish and
are willing to make the sacrifices
to climb , , ,
lane full of bumps and jolts ... if
riding, and hard on shoes and feet
if walking ... everything but
restful . . . of course never having
been to either place . . . the names
may in reality convey no hint of
the facts . , .". no doubt Lemon
Springs was named for a family
by the name of Lemon , . ':. and
again "Rockrest" may be an artist
in community . . . and again what
is more peaceful than a lizard bask
ing on a rockpile in the sunshine
. . . Imagination is a tricky thing
is it not? ... but adventures
via this route can lift the mind into
a fanciful mood ...
10,000 Aliens, Here lllegalll
Present Many Problems j
Editor's note M. H. Bowles,
By CHARLES P. STEfl
Central Press Col J
DEPORTATION nf J
cuKim into the I
States, was . simple enoJ
od of dealinor with .
our present immigration
enacted. They weren't
numerous then, or for a
of years afterward ,
superintendent of the Waynesville ZZ. " i.l Sfi e con!
district school and 11 graduates of 1 7?A UP 8!Tre1
the class of 1941 of the Wayne.- n.Wf .sh,PPed V
ville high school were asked the
What do yon consider the big
gest problem for the American
youth of today?
Jane Dudley Francis "I think
the greatest problem facing youth
today is the sudden realization of
world problems that they will soon
have to help solve themselves.
Clarence Arrington "I think
that finding one's ' vocation for
which one is best adapted, and
then getting started in that field
of work is the biggest problem fac
ing youth today."
Lois Massie "I think that the
greatest problem facing our young
people today is that of living up
to the ideals set for us by our
Harry McCracken "Watch how
you start, both with the right
work and the right crowd."
Winifred Rodgers "The uncer
tainty of everything is the greatest
problem of youth today."
The past few years have opened
startling new fields of work and
service . . . for both boys, and girls
. . . but along with these multiplied
opportunities ... life in its daily
practice is also more complicated
. . '.- there is so much to take part
in and so much propaganda to
shape one's ideas . . . that it takes
a level head to wend its way
through the labyrinth of modern
living . . . and come out calm and
steady ... still true to one's ideals
. . . Personally we are sorry for
youth today . . : yet we also realize
that sympathy is the last thing
they want . . it was easier for their
parents to start life on the pro
verbial "shoe string" '.'. , . than it
is today . . . life was simpler then
We heard one youngster com
plaining recently about the large
doses of advice handed out to youth
today by their elders ... often un
asked . . . children, don't worry
. . . history repeats itself ... down
the years some day you will be
preaching and sermonizing ... it's
part of maturity ... . and then .
only will you know that such
things come from the depth of a
mother's or father's heart . V. they
are merely throwing out guide
posts along your way ... of course
you can't understand , , . because
you are gazing far out into the
future . . . while the older ones are
looking back as well as forward
. . . they know all the curves and
rough places in the road ahead .
and they are. just trying to help
you avoid them... , and oh, so often
where you least expect . . . you
will find rocks and mud holes en
route . , , So Johnny take it on
the chin . ; . when Dad starts in on
his old fashioned ideas ... and
Jane . . when Mother begins
"preaching down a daughter's
heart" . . . as the poets say . . .
don't get that bored patient duti
ful look on your face . . . Mother
knows more than you might think
about life'-.;. . . the fundamentals
havenjt changed an iota ... only
the top frills . . .
There is a man here whb has a
silver dollar ... that he claims
could not be bought by any one . . .
in fact "there is not enough money
in the entire U. S. A. to buy the dol
lar" . . . for it has become a token
in his life . . . the dollar was coined
in 1881 i . the owner, Mr. David
Franklin Underwood . . . when
he was a small boy old Aunt Viney
Brown ,v. . a well known colored
woman had a grocery store In' Col
ored Town ... he peddled grapes
and apples for her . . . selling them
at the Old Haywood White Sul
phur Springs hotel back in the
days of its popularity when visitors
came up from the Deep South in
June and the frost sent them scur
rying home in the early fall .
Aunt Viney advised him to save
his money ... and that she would
be on the lookout for a silver dollar
with the date of his birth . . , and
when he had saved the equivalent
in nickles and dimes she would ex
change with him . . . when he reach
ed the dollar goal . . , she had a
silver coin ready for him . . . and
she cautioned him to keep it always
. v . as long as he lived . . . and he
Would never go "broke" . . . he says
he has been down to that dollar
many times in the last half century
, . . but he would go hungry before
he would use it for money . . . and
that only death will part him from
this lucky token . . . -
Virgil Smith "The biggest prob
lem facing youth of today is to
find out what we are best suited
to do, for this is a day of special
ized work." :
Catherine Blalock "Preserving
the American way of life a de
mocracyhanded down to us by
our forefathers." ,
Polly Francis "To find out what
your vocation is, and getting high
er training in your chosen line with
the best preparation you can afford."
Helen Plott "To me, American
youth's greatest problem lies in
decided definitely what we want
to be and how we can serve our
country during this world crisis I
Richard Bradley "Work for the
graduate and whether or not he
is going to be prepared for that
work is the greatest problem fac
ing American youth today."
Bob Ferguson "The greatest
problem is to find the most suitable
vocation and get the best educa
tion possible to fit one for that
. After a recent contribution of
unusual names of places to this
column . . . which we used herein
not so long ago we have be
come more conscious of surh . . .
two we saw mentioned last week in
an Eastern Carolina paper arrest
ed our attention .". one for its per
fect combination and the other be
cause it was hopelessly incongru
ous . , . the first ... "Lemon
bpnngs" . . , . now doesnt that
bring up the most refreshing, cool
and inviting thoughts ... one can
instantly visualize a fern covered
spot . . . shady . . . then comes the
thought of ice tinklinc ... in fnh,
lemonade . . . Inot of course that
any spring ever spouted forth such
a beverage) ... and the other place
. Rockrest" ... can't vou km
a rock pile ... all sharp edges . . .
no place to rest? ... or a rocky
"I cannot understand why you
permit your daughter to sue me
for breach of promise," he com
plained. "You remember at the be
ginning you were bitterly opposed
to our engagement because I was
not good enough for her, and would
disgrace your family.?
" Young man, that was sentiment
This is business."
' ONE USE
During the current absence of
snow, a ski is handy for inserting
in the sleeve of a laundered shirt,
before ironing. Detroit News.
M. H. Bowles "The youth of
today faces many serious problems,
for the changing trends in re
ligion, in social relations, in the
economic conditions, and in the
existence of so many cults and
'isms,' tend to offer a complicated
world in which to be thrust at any
age, much less in youth. In the
early years of the lives of their
parents the order of things was
established and set and values
more definite, but today youth
must work out his own salvation
from this maze of conflicting con
ditions, and the responsibility is
grave and serious."
"You can't say I made any noise
coming nome last night."
mat s true, but the three
friends who were carrying you
"Didn't you say your dog's bark
is worse than his bite?"
"Yes." .-' . .- ;:...'
'Then for goodness
iei mm DarK. He st bit me. "
SCOTTS SCRAP BOOK
By R. J. SCQtY
MuKf MafAi aJdW SJKK PA55EHRl I
H' , BUffERFLIES WrfH CUMS-V I P,iEOH
iWin; EM wtffl vtay V I ?Vl-i!nu
countries bad no panic
jcvuuua m receiving
The situation's entirely
Tit A if. l
iiiusiranveiy, assume thj
an anti-Communistic refu
Russia or an anti-Nazi refd
poor, unfortunate Jew fr
many or an anti-Fascist
from Italy. i
In the first place, we $
to deny the privilege of aj
such an individual. In th
place, Russia or Germany
may refuse to receive the
exile if we do return him-
iL! 1 -1 - T
" piace, u Kussia or
or ltaiy aoes consent f
him, it may do so only M
wants to murder him as s3
communists, Nazis or Fai
their hands on him. Natii
sny away irom the idea m
ing him over to their unf
Or suppose the guy is a
ly bad citizen. His nativi
glad to be rid of him. In
its inclination is to say
Sam, "You can't wish
onto us. You've got hiJ
him." And, if he's such
nut, no other country's a
10 accept him. So we'i
Thousands of Casd
It seems we have hard
000 of these chaps' cases
fire. Legally they're deport
we either can't deoort Vf
nate to do it.
That's why Attornev
Robert H Jackson, who
problem to deal with, i
congress to revise our imii
law, to enable him to meet!
conditions. They didn't!
when the law was passel
then the development of I
nism, Nazi-ism and Fasl
created 'em, and, of late, i
they've been accentuated;
J : .f ...... 1
Jackson favors Iegislati
nice, decent aliens in if
prove their respectability.
they snoop in illegally, he
lock 'em up, provided the;
serving." Instead, he'd pal
1 r 'it . .
una nnauy ne a grant enf
ship, if they stayed satisfi
But as for sure-enouph
ables? who ought to be
but Can't be, because the
they came from won't
'em? . :.-;,-.
Jackson thinks these bo-
be incarcerated somewhi'
ing deportation whenever
which may be never. HI
believe they should be left
ing aronnd the United
maybe never getting into
but always liable to do so,
ed at by their past record
And - Jackson suggests
ation of a government
classify aliens, as to dec
The nice ones would be a
Ihe comparatively nicf
sneaking in illegally, woiilj
roled. Both classifications,
made good, would be elig
citizenship. But the 1
thugs, including miscellaii
talitarian subverters ot
Sam's government, would
terned or some such thing
waiting for 'em to commj
In the early days. of ou
tion wasn't so much to
alien criminals (though :
a consideration also) as i
exclude ailen arrivals, in
tion with American labor.
It semmed to me at the 0
there was a blowhole in th
since immigrants aren't alq
petitive producers ; they
I submitter! this propof
Chairman Samuel Dickstcq
house of renresentatives' U
tion committee and he I
answered, "That's exactly
Today's State of affairs
wise, though. This isn t
matter of Droducers and
ers. It involves Communistl
Fascists and assorted subv
and fugitives from 'em
IN BAD FIX
The farmers who need i
relief are the ones who.nvj
away from the main his-'
sell gas and oil. Louisyil'1
It doesn't work out in ari
but if A builds its navy u
strength of B's, B must
ately build six or eight
. . -- - v.
bring it up to A's. Pef"
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