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THE WAYNESVILLE MOUNTAINEER
Miss Beville Reviews Growth
Of Local High School Library
By Ruth Louise Beville.
The following lines are inspired
by the small, but choice collection
of books found in the high school
library. In 1924 the library saw its
earliest beginnings; a, few books,
a large sunny room, and many
aged magazines. Actually copies
of Harper's Magazine dated as far
back as 1864. For its early growth
it was dependent upon the interest
of a few contributors; foremost
among them the late Charles R.
Thomas, who gave a large number
of books and Mrs. J. T. Quisenber
ry, who also sent several volumes. ;
The writer felt as she imagines
Rip Van Winkle must have felt
upon awakening from his sleep of
twenty years, when after 17 years
she returned to her old post. An
illusion which was heightened by
the arrival a few days later of Mrs.
Quisenberry for a friendly visit, '
the same sunny room, but Time
had wrought changes, and most
favorable changes here.
For three years the library has
had a librarian, whose training has
evinced itself in many ways; at '(
tractive bulletin boards, a maga
zine rack filled with attractive cur- J
rent periodicals; a shelf of refer-'
ence books, and prominently dis-
played, a collection of books for
teachers and pupils, loaned by the .
Guidance Clinic of Western Caroli- !
na Teachers College, which is this 1
year working with the high school
in establishing its guidance pro
gram. One bulletin board impressed me
especially, the librarian has kept
throughout the year an individual
reading card for each pupil in
school and has posted on the board
the cards of those boys and girls
who have read the greatest num
ber of books in the school year.
The shelves of books delighted
me there were so many that I
had read about and longed to read
or buy. Someone once wrote a
beautiful and inspiring poem about
a mountain country, saying "One
moment be the present fled." So
come with me on a little journey
through bookland. Look at this
beautiful copy of Th Christ
Child. The text is from Matthew
and Luke, the full-page illustra
tions are well authenticated and
exquisitely tinted drawings by
Maud and Miska Patterson; truly
a book to delight the heart of
childhood. Nearby stands a red
bound copy of Brockman's What
is she like? a popular personality
book for girls. With the English
and American Literature a copy of
Sesame and Lilies by John Ruskin
which contains an essay on the
treasures to be found in books.
The short story cellection is
high-lighted, for me, by a crisp
new copy of 'Uncle Remus, whose
sayings and stories delight every
child; how well do I remember my
own kind father reading the fa
miliar story over and over to me
with unfailing zest. Helen Kellar's
"Life" brings to mind her beauti
ful story of the "Forest Fairies"
which with artistic charm and beau
tiful metaphorical manner tells us
of the fairy hands that wander
over the land at dawn, touching
each leaf and blade of grass with
icy beauty. Marquis' Six feet
Six, a biography of Sam Houston
has a special charm for me be
cause I have seen his sword and
one small button from his uniform
in a display case in the Rosenberg
Memorial Libra y in Galveston,
In the same way I feel drawn
to Sienkiewicz "Quo Vadis," al
ready an old friend and doubly dear
for having seen a stage production
of it. Dickens, Thackeray, Bronte
and other novelists of proven worth
stand on the fiction shelves along
with recent authors and the old
charms hold their popularity
against the brighter, newer charms,
The entire collection today compris
es some 1,500 books, which is a
great advance over the library I
knew in the twenties, but is far
Next Sunday Is Mother's Day
Just Which SfadbJaiL Gift
Does Mother Want Most?
Something useful for Mother, some
thing that saves her work and
keeps her young . . . something
modern because Mother likes new
things . . . something stylish be
cause Mother likes beautiful things
. . . Useful? Modern? Stylish?
Why, what else could it be but an
Electrical gift? She'd love itl
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nierica's Super-Dreadnaught Set to Join the Navy
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Summer nn.;. .1
WPA music projTSH
ducted this JaJrLM
Crocker, teacher i f
House of Grace kpMj.
the 6th, and thP "Sla
to arrive at 8:30 a. m Vl
will include J?:1
piano, choral "
-The classes are free to tJ
... turamunity who 0.
be able to finance BuAJ
ai inis lime
The annual na,L-
ueans runs well over 1;
J cases, and the pack of ot
( eties of dried beans run,
I ii,wu,WU cases each year.
The new 85,000-ton super-dreadnaught North Carolina is shown at the I close to $70,000,000, the North Carolina is called the world's mightiest
New York Navy Yard where it was commissioned. Built at a cost of I battleship. It mounts nine 16-inch guns and a deadly secondary battery.
Has Almost 5,000
Cars And Trucks
Of the 512,211 passenger cars
registered in North Carolina in
1940, there were 3,950 in Haywood
County, to make this county rank
57th in the state.
Haywood had an automobile for
every 8.8X inhabitants, the record
showed. Guilford county had the
highest average in the state with
a car for every 4.36 persons, while
Yancey County had a car for
every 24.06 persons.
Haywood had 960 trucks and
trailers registered for the year
while the state showed a total of
135,031 trucks and trailers.
In 1915, the state had 16,410
automobiles. Ten years later
340,287, and in 1935 483,602 while
1940's record showed 647,242, plus
19,707 miscellaneous registrations.
short of the number the libraian
would like to have to offer for the
Satisfaction of her eager student
body both the junior and senior
high schools are serviced from the
Quite frequently a library has
been likened to a plant, the book
blossoms. of which Spread their
fragrance for many to enjoy and
to remember with pleasure. For
me, this is peculiarly true of our
high school library, serving as it
does, the impressionable youth of
our community in a time when
youth needs shining examples of
Faith and Loyalty and Love in
every contact of life.
Is there not a contribution a
book, perhaps last year enjoyed
by some one in your family circle,
which might be passed on to add
to the enjoyment of others in
the larger school community?
Might I paraphrase Ruskin to say
that "it is better to build a beau
tiful human creature . . . in the
American way of life . . . than a
beautiful Junker or Stukker.
Books work wonders of the right
kind. .' ' ,'
By D. SAM COX
Even tho' this world is
constantly finding new labor
devices designed to lessen
the burden of household
worries som people still
refuse to take advantage of
them merely because they
think it is too expensive.
say that it saves money,
time and energy to send
your washing to a good
laundry. Send yours today.
There's no use telling you that
Mr. Man wasn't good and mad
when he got back home and found
that somebody had taken his geese,
for he was. But Rover and How
ler had each caught a big rabbit,
and Rover had them laying right
by the step when Mr. Man began
quarreling with him for letting
somebody come there and get his
geese. Rover told him that the
rabbits had been getting so saucy
lately that they would come up and
eat things in the garden right in
the day-time, and that he thought
Mr. Man wanted him to catch them.
Mr. Man said that he did, but he
didn't want somebody to come and
get his geese while Rover was
going after rabbits.
"Well," Mrs. Man said, "what
did you expect the dog to do? Did
you want him to lie down here
and watch the rabbits eat all the
turnips and collards in the garden?
If he did that, you Would beat him,
and he couldn't run rabbits and keep
robbers off of the geese at the
same time. Anyway, here are two
rabbits, and they are most as big
as the geese, so take them out and
skin them, and I'll have one of
them for supper."
You just ought to have seen
Rover running around trying to
help Mrs. Man cook supper. And
the way he hung out his tongue and
smiled at her was really funny
He wouldn't have been a bit sur
prised if Mr. Man had whipped
him, and he was mighty thankful
to Mrs. Man for keeping him out of
trouble. He went to the wood box
and took up wood and brought it
to Mrs. Man, and when she went
to the well for water, he went with
her, and jumped up and played
around just like he used to do when
he was a puppy. It pleased Mrs.
Man a lot, and when they were
through with supper she gave a
mighty big plateful to him, ond
there was a nice piece of rabbit on
it. She had worn her new hat to
town that day, and several people
had told her, how young she was
looking, and so she couldn't feel
mean and ugly, just because some
body took two geese While she was
hearing such things. Yes, "it
might have been worse," and she
told Mr. Man so.
And so, geese or no geese, Mrs,
Man was happy, and Rover was
happy, and if Mr. Man was very
mad, he had a mighty poor way of
showing it, for 'he had filled his
pipe with some of the new tobacco
he got in town, and was telling
a joke that he had heard Mr.
Merchant tell, and that he had just
thought of. So the Man family
was pretty well satisfied.
As for Blackie and the others
over at the Big Tree; Well, if you
were sitting at the head of your
table, with a brown roast goose in
front of you, with nothing to do
for the rest of the night except to
feed it to your friends who sat
around the table, and eat it your
self, would you worry yourself so
sick that Doctor Coon would have
to hurry to his medicine chest for
some medicine to kill your worries ?
Jay Bird wouldn't believe it if you
should tell him such a thing, and
you wouldn't believe it, if you
could peep in at that little win
dow in the Big Tree, and watch
that crowd of Creek Folks sit
Won By Four Students In
Only four students out of the
approximate 500 enrolled in the
Hazelwood school during the past
year received scholarship certifi
cates at the closing exercises on
Friday. Those honor students
were; Terry Swanger, Ralph
Swanger, Carroll Swanger and
The three little Swanger boys,
all cousins, were in Mrs. Nell K.
around that table and take a good
hour to eat supper, while they
talked about everything except
something to worry about.
Yes, times in the Creek Country
have changed, and anybody will
tell you that they have changed into
(To be Continued)
Howell's grade. The other student
receiving this honor was Jean
Nicholson, a third grade student.
The requirements for a schol
arship certificate are; perfect at
tendance throughout the entire
school year and no grade lower
than "A" throughout the year.
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