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THE WAYNES VILLE MOUNTAINEER
THE WAYNESVILLE PRINTING CQ.
Main Street Phone 137
Waynesville, North Carolina
The County Seat of Haywood County
W. CURTIS EUSS . Editor
MRS. HILDA WAY GWYN .... Associate Editor
W. Curtis Russ and Marion T. Bridges, Publishers
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THURSDAY, MAY 8, 1941
Clyde II. Ray
More than fifty years ago Clyde II. Ray
came to Waynesville and established a mer
cantile firm. He has exerted a wide influence
in business circles both for his sound judg
ment and his fair dealings.
Always conservative yet progressive and
civic minded he was a strong advocate of
community improvements, and was one of
the members of the old Board of Trade, a fore
runner of the Chamber of Commerce. He
also served as mayor of the town for a number
His retirement a few years ago, took from
Main Street a much valued business ; man.
He will rank high in local history among
those who have played major parts in the
development of the community, and he count
ed hundreds as his friends.
Frank W. Miller
In the passing of Frank W. Miller, Way
nesville, Haywood County and Western North
Carolina have lost one of their most loyal
and enthusiastic supporters. No matter where
he went or with whom he talked Mr. Miller
took keen delight in "selling" this section.
It might be a summer visitor or it might be
a local resident, it made no difference, Mr.
Miller was going to inform him of the many
advantages of this section.
As a member of the State Highway and
Public Works Commission, while having a
state wide vision of his duties, he never for
got the wishes of his own district and tried
in every way to give each community what
they wanted in the matter of good roads.
He has been active in the men civic orga
nizations of the town. His counsel and advice
on local affairs will be greatly missed for his
views were always constructive with an eye
to future needs.
The discontinuance of passenger service
on the Murphy Branch was a splendid illus
tration of the old familiar quotation, "Bless
ings brighten as they take their flight."
Day in and day out the trains pass here,
but very few people ride them. They usually
go to points on the Murphy Branch and to
Asheville by motor or bus, but the idea of
doing withdut the trains suddenly loomed as
an utter impossibility.
We have been interested in hearing a num
ber of persons say that they hid been plan
ning to take the trip to Murphy by train, as
they had been told it was a very beautiful
and scenic journey. We have heard others
pointing out that they intended to use the
train going into Asheville more often. While
still others were quite alarmed over the fact
that Waynesville might be cut off from pas
senger train service and left once again, so
to speak, isolated as far as train travel was
We would gather that the citizens of Way
nesville and surrounding areas appreciated
passenger service of the Southern Railway a
great deal more than they have either been
conscious of, or have indicated by their patronage.
The Citizen congratulates Governor Brou
ghton on his appointment of Walter J. Dam
toft, Carroll Rogers and Harry Bailey as
members of the State Board of Conservation
and Development. They are all able and public
spirited citizen! and they will render cori
spiciously useful service to the state.
But despite these excellent appointments,
the new Board of Conservation and Develop
ment is sadly weak in one salient respect
from the standpoint of this section. The
industry which means most to Western North
Carolina and which the state is doing most
to promote is not represented on the new
board by any citizen of Western North Caro
lina. This is the resort or travel business.
This is a serious omission and results in a
Happily for Western North Carolina, J. L.
Home, Jr., has been reappointed to the Board
of Conservation and Development. He has
shown a particularly adequate understand
ing of the tourist opportunities of this sec
tion and he can be trusted to continue to ex
hibit thin active and beneficial interest in the
resort industry of this region.
No comment on the new personnel of the
Board of Conservation and Development
would be complete if it failed to take account
of the competent and active service rendered
by a retiring member of the old board, Mr.
Charles E. Ray, Jr., of Waynesville. He was
alert and progressive in the performance of
his duties and as a member of the board added
much to his reputation als one of the truly out
standing leaders in Western North Carolina.
The boost in the appropriation for voca
tional education in North Carolina has
brought a problem to the state with the draft
taking so many of the young teachers eligible
to give instructions in the schools.
The increased funds made available
through the last legislature would allow a
larger number of teachers, whereas without
the additional appropriation it was becom
ing impossible to supply the demands for
A large percentage of the young men who
are graduating from college after specializ
ing in vocational education are holders f
draft numbers which make their induction
into the army within a comparatively short
time, a strong probability.
It is said that at least 35 of those so pre
pared are graduating from State College this
spring. Out of this number only ten or less
seem likely to be able to teach out the school
year, with the others all having numbers
which Will make their call to the colors come
before the spring of 1942.
Director T. E. Browne, of the state depart
ment with the approval of Superintendent of
Public Instruction Clyde A. Erwin is trying
to work toward a deferment of young voca
tional teachers being drafted because of their
value in the defense program. Mr, Browne
feels that it is far more important for these
young teachers to help the boys learn to farm
than it is for them to shoulder a gun for
We heartily agree with Director Browne.
We would certainly dislike to see the splendid
work done by the agriculture teachers in this
county stopped. Their work has been far
reaching and has had much to do with mod
ernizing farm methods not only among the
younger, but the older generations. The
present crisis demands not a curtailment but
an increase in such instruction.
OLD UKttK PLAYWRIGHT
!j,yKiy!& ttMViriiviT"--ririli'-i rit t .
HERE and THERE
HILDA WAY GWYN
Picking up the threads of friend- as there is for her granddaughter.
ship . . . years after . . . is al- "
ways a fascinating experience
, . . one of the most unusual ones
we have heard about in sometime
was that of Mrs. Walter Damtoft
; . , now of Asheville . . . who, as
Dorothy Atkinson . . . used to
spend a great deal of time here
with her grandparents, Mr. and
Mrs. Everett Miller . . . for one
excellent reason . . . she was very
Take the modern married career
girl . . . who cooks her husband's
breakfast before they start out to
work .... leaves her home ready
to receive possible guest upon her
return ... her clothes must be
neat . . . her job requires it .
and then take the home maker
if she's really modern . , . she
has no time left from the corn-
popular and had a lot of friends plicated calls of family home and
here . . . . recently Dorothy was
scanning the New York Times for
a book to reveiw at a club meeting
... she wanted something on cur
rent events . . . . international af
fairs . . ; then she ran across "Win
dows on the World" . . from the
name and advertisement it sounded
very good . . . just about what she
neded . . . then she noted the name
of the author . . . . Kenneth Gould. .
Significant of the degree to which war
affects the most intimate details of living is
the fact that the first economic measures tak
en in the United States, even as a non-participant,
extend to the pots and pans on
the family cookstove. Rationing, or more ac
curately a mandatory priorities system, has
been applied to aluminum and to machine
Priorities are the standard way of putting
first things first in a nation's efforts during
an emergency. They were applied to a con
siderable extent during the last war and
have formed the backbone of industrial mo
bilization plans since. They help assure sup
plies both to American defense and to Great
Essentially; the priority system means, in
this instance, that producers of aluminum
or of machine tools must give precedence to
orders which the Government has certified
as being for defense, and that production for
the general market must take second place
This is to some extent a price control, since
it assures defense producers of a supply with
out having to overbid other manufacturers,
Yet the Office of Production Management
evidently will go no faster than is necessary
in applying the device, and plainly hopes to
keep the need for it limited to only a few
In the case pf aluminum the regulations
probably will mean somewhat less of the
metal for cooking utensils, radio or automo
bile parts, toothpaste tubes, aluminum foil,
and streamlined trains.
Christian Science Monitor.
Time swif ty rolled back . . . to
the days of the First World War
. . she had known quite well one
Kenneth Gold. . . . he had been a
patient at the U. S. Government
Hosital located here at the Hay
wood White Sulphur Springs Hotel
. she recalled his pleasing voice
, '. and his talent and interest in
music . at any rate sne oraerea
the book . and when it came
found it to be all the title indicated
V then she decided to write the
author . . . just to satisfy her
curiosity . . , , she asked him if he
had ever been in Waynesville .
and so on . . . recalling instances
of those earlier days. . . . among
other things she told him a bit
about herself and that she now had
a son at Yale . . . in answer he wrote
that he was the same soldier she
had know . . . at the hospital .
and had appreciated all the news
of his associations here . . . and
strange to relate, he also had a son,
who was now a student at Yale
which brings to mind that while
many will remember Kenneth Gould
. . for he was stationed here
sometime . . . perhaps more people
will recall the girl he married .
Helen . ... Helen Rue . . . . the
Y. M. C. A. secretary . . . who was
located here for many months . . .
and who ... during the flu epi
demic nursed in many of the iso
lated homes in the county . giv
ing her services to anyone who
needed her in those trying days. . .
life about her. . . . No, when you
seriously consider it ... . Grandma
had nothing on us when it comes
to work . ; . in place of her drudg
ery .. . we will stack the stren
uous "every hour accounted for
life" of the modern . . . who has
learned from sad experience, that if
she fails to keep on regular sched
ule she finds herself hoplessly
in a "jam." . ...
And speaking of the girls of
today we reprint the following con
tribution handed to us . . . (clipped
from the Enka Voice.) . . .
"Believe me, if all those adhering
Which I view with admiring dis
Are going to rub off on the should
ers and arms
Of this suit which was cleaned
Thou will still be adored with my
My sweetheart, my loved one, my
But I'll sternly suppress the emo
tions I feel
And love you, but leave you alone.
It is not that the beauty is any
Greenland Deal Meets 4Drj
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On uapiioi nui m WashiJ
: I ' ok
y CHARLES P,
If Germany sUrts sinking our
ships do you think that the U. S.
should declare war at onceT
C. F. Kirkpatrick "We should'
declare war at once. We could not
Mrs. Roy Phillips "I think that
we should have declared war sever
al months ago."
Mrs. Ernest Akers "I think
that we should wait for some ex
planation. I remember too well
the other World War."
Mrs. G. F. Boston "I think that
we should declare war at once for
the sinking of the ships would be
only a pretext to get at us, when
they had it in their minds to fight
us all along."
Geo. Bischoff "I think that this
country should have already de
clared war. If we are going to
'play at it,' we might as well' be
in the fight."
F. E. Worthington "I think we
should declare war at once, the
sooner the better, because we are
going to have to fight Germany
Thad 0. C'hafin "I think if
Germany starts sinking our ships,
we will have to take an active
hand in the war."
W. F. Strange "We are going
to have to get in the fight and I
think if any of our ships are sunk
we should get in at once."
E. J. Robeson "If Germany
starts sinking our ships, I do not
know whether or not we should de
clare war, but at least we would
be thrust into it."
Claud Rogers "I think that we
should give England every possi
ble aid, short of entering the war
ourselves, but I do not feel that
we are prepared to fight a war in;
a foreign country. I do feel that
we should make every preparation
to defend our own country at
Nor thy cheeks unaccustomedly
They are lovely indeed, as I gladly
And I think I should leave them
For the bloom of your youth isn't
on very tight,
. And the powder rubs off pf your
So my love is platonic, my dear for
Since these are my very best
YOU'RE TELLING ME!
By WILLIAM EITT
Central Press Writer
We often have the hardships and
bravery of our pioneer ancestors
held up to us as a test that
the modern woman could not meet
. . . the other day we had our at
tention called to the fact that some
one should take up for the moderns
and champion their cause . . . . for
contrary to the accepted theory . .
the girls of today work just as
hard and are just as brave as their
grandmothers . . . all in a differ
ent way . . . the present era de
mands a different kind of courage
to carry one . . . and we began to
consider the subject from this an
gle . . . and it was amazing how
easy to convince ourselves that we
moderns are actually in the class
with grandma . . . . It's true no
body cards spins and weaves today,
except for art's sake . . . and we
often buy our daily bread . . , but
when you put our lives along side
of the tranquil . . . (though we
grant, busy and filled with back
breaking grind of other genera
tions) . . , . we believe that the
modern gal can hold her own .
now for instance while grandma
worked she had some real rest . . .
she may have arisen from her
feathery bed in the dusk of early
morn . . , but she went back to it
by the setting of the sun and she
had a decent night's rest . . . and
then time for her was not such a
definite thing . . . there was no
premium on hours and minutes .
A BOMBPROOF cottage has
been erected In California In 28
minutes. These troubled times
have developed another Innova
tionthe bungalow btltzbuilder.
Italian and British troops
have advanced and retreated so
frequently in Libya that as tar
as. North Africa is concerned
.the Road of War is a two-lane
i i .'!.
The Bed sea has been opened
to American shipping, but It
stJU Is no place for a yachting
! I I :-'.-(:
Astronomers now say light
(Isn't as fast as they thought it
was. It's still plenty fast, ac
cording to those who try to go'
through before the green turn
! ! !
The laugh seems to have gone
out of those little Balkan n
tions which once we might havt
regarded as comic opera king
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Our eyesight Is Improving, ac
cording to a news Item. "About
time," growls the baseball fan,
glaring at the umpire.
I ! !
- Today's Fable: Once upon a
time an entire month went by
without Heavyweight Champion
Joe Louis knocking somebody
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WITH THE EXCEPrtr
""c oam-s establish'
controled Greenland VIH
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reasons that, although i, J
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western hPmic L.
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that it's a scheme to conynJ
ican war supplies half J.
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ievenneiess, generally, J
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land fapiliHoo f:! .
ui-iicr conveniences fnv
voices, almost within a hi.
uciiuai.ys proclaimed bJ
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o uai me same, it was i
Not A Treaty
It wasn't entered intn .
ish- American treaty. An J
iionai treaty, to be validats
h""" a iwo-unrus senator!
years ago, the executive k
uui government neeotin
treaty with Canada for St.
rence waterway developmei
mitted it to the senate, and
a small majority but not a
essary two-thirds; so the
fizzled. Now the same th
ing attempted again, but
the form of a treaty, It's
i; .' ,
.Luna 01 a uargain, to oe rat!
the passage of two bills,
tively by our congress am
da's parliament, Canada's
ment will pass ITS bill, it's a
And, in our congress, a nel
doesn't require two-thirds;
majority's sufficient, h
the administration can get it.
Well, as previously ren;
this Greenland arrangement
treaty either. It's a plain M
Only it s different from
Lawrence bargain, in that
n't have to be submitted
legislative body whatever.
It was fixed up between
Secretary Cordell Hull and
de Kuffmann, Danish mini;
Washington. Cordell, of
signed with presidential apa
but congress hasn't a word
about the dicker, except
Is It Official?
Minister de Kauffmann
scribed as having acted "it
of the king of Denmark.
anybody going to believe ii
king of Denmark, virtually
prisoner, subscribed to that
nact? He probaby leit UK
could he have had the nerrt
it. and then answer to Hen
Phooeyl If not, Henrik m;j
oiVnBri nn ftis nwn respon-i
nrhitti unmit hhrized. isn't o3
good for anything.
In short, it was a
Secretary Hull and .Mte
Still, we get our Greenlanc
Immediately on the neeu
Greenland arrangement t
the presidential proclamato
inr the Red sea and the y
Aden, right up to Suez.
TV,;., wasn't treaty-work
iciotinn nr anything excepH
. u,ro a law barring
of American cargoes in A
ships to belligerent fonW
ai, these , shipmff;
i i JnTivpfV IB
auez aren t iyi , . rlif
in Egypt. Who get J
or,fW Rritains forM8 b
or oreete "L " .
A 1 Jnn,nnriCl't iS 1
funeral. Hence that proclH
on it askance, though
Tetters To 1
Editor The Mountaineer J
Please find encio'.v
to The Mountaineer.
the news from up ,v
and expect to spend
and part of Septem
ville. To me- the r
We nave .
nd their should be lo;
your state this ,.a J
ine with you good vKs;
West Palm Bea
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