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THE WAYNESVILLE PRINTING 00.
WaynesT-le, North Carolina ,
The County Stat of Heyto Cm
W. CURTIS BUSS
MRS. HILDA WAY GWYN AaaodaU Editor
W. Curtis Ruas and Marion T. Bridget, Publishers
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THURSDAY, MAY 15, 1941
We often see references to the policy of
Woodrow Wilson today. Writers are remind
ing: us that it is now quite clear that had the
League of Nations had the United States as
a member it would have been a very different
thing from what it became as a result of our
They are now pointing out, but too late,
"that Wilson had a vision and a message that
might have helped forstall disaster, had his
policy been adopted.
As one writer has so aptly expressed it:
"We refused to play the role which Wilson
regarded not only as desirable in the cause
of humanity, but necessary in the interest of
our own country.
"Of course international collaboration
means sacrifices, involves contributions. Wil
son knew that too, but he was convinced that
the game was well worth the candle, that for
the good of the world, and for our own good
we would have to shoulder the burden.
"The League is dead ; long live the league.
Wilson can still guide us for it becomes' more
and more obvious that if the future of man-l
kind is once more in jepardy, the trouble has
lain not with too much international organi
zation and activity, but with too little."
TUB WAYNESTTLLE HOUNTAJ
The Golden Triangle
VERYBODY HAS TO MAKE SACR1FICB
Tourists - Industry and Agriculture. Com
bined, these three things make a well balanc
ed community in which to live. They offer op
portunities to all groups. They typify Ameri
can life at its best and a well rounded democracy.-
These three things combined hold the gold
en key to life for the average man. They
mean that owning a home, however modest,
is within the reach of the majority. They
mean that the necessities of life may be had
for honest labor.
These three things combined offer a year
round and steady stream of business. Each
has its peak of revenue on the year's calen
dar, with few dull seasons in between. j
There are no great riches within the reach
of many here, but there lies a wealth of op
portunity in the American way of life, of
freedom to chose one's course, and by appli
cation to reach a certain goal, perhaps not
great heights, but a level of accomplishment
that often, brings greateU happiness and;
contentment than is sometimes found in
higher places. J
A community that can offer its citizens;
thozo hrpo thine in a ffood rlap in which
t-... ; .. t xl. had pleasant and satisfactory deal
IO me. r or in uie ucvnuieni w nun in with th.ir eUKtomm . . ,nd
HERE and THERE
: By 'Avv.
HILDA WAY GWYN
Why do yoa like to lire in this
Louis Brewer"! like to live in
this community because of the
beautiful scenery, the healthy cli
mate and also I think Waynesville
is a very pretty little town.
Wm. Medf erd "I chose Waynes-
ville as a home because it seemed
to me to be ideally located for fu
ture development. Since coming
here I have discovered that Way-
nesville and Haywood County are
populated by the best people in
W. H. Owen "Naturally a per
son likes to live wnere ne was
born and reared and where his
life's work is centered, but I think
the community as a whole offers
as much in employment and op
portunities as any other section in
the state." ,
When more than 3,000 persons
attend an opening day of a firm
that has been in business for 16
years . . on the occasion of mov
ing into new and larger quarters
it spells two important things
First, that the owners have
We have heard soldiers joke about how
many beans they had to eat in the army and
we were more or less inclined to take it as a
bit of fun poked at Uncle Sam's menus, but
we are about to change our minds.
If you are a civilian and have not had
the actual pleasure of eating Uncle Sam's
beans go and consult J. E. Barr, manager of
the Land O The Sky Cooperatives, and get
him to tell you about the orders that are
coming in for Haywood beans canned right
here in our own cannery.
Also you will get quite worried and feel
that maybe you had better stop your job
whatever it happens to be, provided it is not
growing beans, and sign up right today on
the dotted line with Frank M. Davis, manag
er, and spend your summer picking beans.
The cash crops made possible through the
Hazelwood cannery came to the Haywood
farmers at an opportune moment, but in the
year 1941 it looks like our farmers are not
making the most of the opportunity.
It seems that in each of the Land O' The
Sky Cooperatives they have specialized on
one particular product, and that the bean
has been found to grow a little better in Hay
wood than other sections. Yet at the cannery
in Murphy they have 129 acres signed up for
beans, at the Green Mountain cannery 186,
while in Haywood County contracts call for
only around 50 acres.
The fancy brand of beans put out by the
local cannery has gained wide favor in the
market and interest in the product is increas
ing to such an extent among jobbers that the
demand is greater than the supply.
Contracts can be taken tip to the first of
June for beans. It might do well for Hay
wood farmers to revise their year's plans to
include an acre or two of beans, if they had
left thi important cash crop off for 1941.
combination, a community naturally becomes !
well balanced in its interests and in it3 com
Today, perhaps as never before, Americans
in such communities as ours are looking home
ward and afar more closely and making com
parisons with other communities in other
lands, as a result are filled with gratitude and
local and national pride.
We have schools, we have churches, we
have libraries, we own homes, we enjoy the
advantages that come from industry and its
creation of jobs and business, agriculture and
its enumeration and privilege of rural life,
and the contact andjinancial gain from the
tOtlristS. : ... . ' ''.' ."-.:
Matched with these opportunities are an
equitable climate, having none of those ex
tremes that often make a community unin
habitable for part of the year, and the beauty
of the eternal hills, a daily diet.
"Let us count our many blessings one by
one" and at the end of our contemplation,
there will be no doubt left our community is
a good place to live.
So we wish to extend a glad
hand of congratulations to Mr.
and Mrs. Noble Garrett and Her
bert Braren . , . both for the past
and for the prospects of the fu
ture . . . we would judge the
latter to be full of promise . . . for
evidently they have built in their
contacts day by day with their
customers . ; , a permanent asso
ciation . . . the 3,000 proved that
beyond doubt . . . and those who
called were not disappointed . . .
for the display of furniture ... .
many pieces of which might have
been found in the shop of a fastid
ious interior decorator . select
ed with the greatest care . . , was
unusual in a community of this
size . . . manufacturing firms had
sent 11 salesmen who assistei in
To encourage singing among the soldiers receiving the callers . . . but we
the army has gotten out a new soldier's song SJZZL? the
. . Noble
ings with their customers
second, that the customers
expecting that service to continue
. . . and we might add that when
3,000 people visit a store in a
community of this size in one day
. . , it signifies that they have
come down from the mountain
coves . . . and from all parts of
the county . . . and another inter
esting feature . , . was the fact
that they were not idle lookers
.." . for the sales on Saturday
reached an astonishing mark
much to the surprise of the owners.
Soldier's Song Book
such force that it pitches a dog up
in mid air . ...... underneath is writ
ten "Now that's news" . . . now
when things seem dull ... :, . we take
a look at that post card . grab
our pencil, pad, and bonnet and
out we take to the streets . . . and
you have no idea how it helps us
. for we know that if we have
seeing eyes and an open mind . . .
there will always be something to
write about even on a dull day. . .
book. It wasOompiled by the Adjutant Gen- young son of the family
ni-aT'a nffW in rnllahorat.inn with the library Garrett. Jr. . . . . who
... - . i i v, elevator during the day . . . all of
ui VA-iiSi-Bs .uui puu -, v,u v.. v.,s wWch Koes to show that this is
We were a guest the other night
of the Lions Club . . . and our faith
in the kindness of others was burn
ished with a brighter luster . . .
among other guests were five chil
dren .. . cases sponsored by the
club ... . . who had been fitted with
glasses ... as those children were
introduced , . . and the facts in
their cases explained . . . we felt
like going around and shaking the
hand of every member of that club
. . . we thought of the lives of
those children . . . and the far
reaching eSecta the; .correction, of
their optical disabilities would
mean to them . . in after years
. . . two little girls with eyes, once
crossed . , . . now straight . , . .
thanks to the Lions Club . . . boys
who needed glasses . . . non study
ing and reading in comfort , . . all
showing marked improvement at
school . , , . the father of two
small children was in charge of
the program . . . we felt his deep
sincerity in the work . . . in all, 60
children have been cared for in this
manner . . . we tried to think of
some local organization tnut could
declare such humanitarian divi
dends . and to our satisfaction
fler reviewing both religious and
civic groups i , . we can t hnd one
to compete with the Lions. . . . .
Can you, if so let us know. . . .
Mrs. Lou Silverthorne "I like to
live in this community because I
like to live here better than any
place I know of in the United
Dixie Store "I like to live here
the short while that I have, because
of the friendly people, the healthy
climate, the good business and
the location and the scenery."
R. C. McBride "Having re
sided in most of the towns in West
ern North Carolina, I find that the
people in Waynesville are more
friendly than any where else. I
like the scenery, the climate and
J. W. Killian "Beacuse we have
the best air on earth, the best
water, the most co-operating peo
ple on earth and the best fox
hunting territory any where.
R. N. Barber, Sr. "I like to live
here because its a fine climate, has
good citizens, and it's where I
enjoy good health."
.Charles Babtine-4"I like to
live here because it's the t finest
climate I've ever been in, espe
cially in the summertime and the
people are mighty nice."
I good place to live.
Secretaiy of War.
Th book is said to contain 67 favorites, a
mixture of patriotic, marching and sentimen-n you ever notice the old too
7v , , , . . , . Oliver Shelton keeps the stamps in
tal tunes. The army s Morale Division let . nhanost office t. recently we ob
the soldiers choose the songs.
110 numbers were distributed among soldiers
: . m
in Army cajnps. ne meu tuw.cu men uThirt VOB . ,hpn T fiVP,i
at the nost office? . . recently we ob
Ballots giving I served its much mended condition
and asked him how long it
rpv, , -uVaA .!- had been in use ... and his reply
The men checked their . . when I fixed
favorites, but also sent in a lot of votes for it up 30 years ago I figured it would
songs not included on the official ballot. last as long as i would ...buvl am
t iu. ..: ; "a-.' H C -1J T.---n-l Deginning xo minK n will ue nere
in in. voting iub u14 ,.u i0- tha, i,n.t-r 1-
led the list, but an unofficial poll of trainee sol- W8yB comment on it ... they say
diers recently disclosed their favorite as "Roll it is a very neat stamp file"
Out th Rarrpl " It ia aaid that thia ia also ne conduced . ... ine volume, ong
a popular song wun ine oruisn m my.
Other official favorites include among the
most favored : "America." "God Bless Ameri
ca," "Home on the Range," "I Am An Ameri
Mv Buddy." "Caisson Song." "The
Last Round Up," "You're In The Army Now,'
and "Carry Me Back To Ole Virginny.
The book has "ditties from the wheat fields,
and from the cotton rows; chanteys from
railroad construction camps, and mauldlin
a sample book oi men
clothing materials . . . resembles
patched quilt . . . and in the
back of the book Mr. Shelton keeps
his patching materials . . . . the
book has been cut down to fit
certain space in the vault . . .
Oliver is very proud of its splendid
condition . . . due to his meticulous
Sometime ago a South Dakota newspaper
completed1 the publication of the entire Bible
in installments, begun 22 years ago. It might
well begin over, as in the meantime, a new
generation of readers have grown up, and
to many of them the contents of the Book
of Books would be real news. Ex.
One husband's prescription for a peaceful
married life: "We both let each other have
Inspiration is a funny thing
what will give one person a lift
fmm Allf n Via ilmdiMr v nt n.
Danaas irom me came country ana tne uoru- dinary routine . .... owuld leave an
er lands." We are glad of this new book, we other with little reaction .
feel that it wiU help the spirit of the Ameri- the raging of ; bird in early
, . . . . . . morning is always a pleasing sound
can soldier. The dearth of songs in this last , and yet it would neve; brin-
World War among the British and German us to express one note of music
onlHipra hn worried ns ! of even a suggestion
wnereas to tne musician its luting
minrf Tinier it Insnirtt rim f n oofth
Life in a bombed city must make more real Und hold some precious melody
the "nothingness of matter." One minute a now on the other hand you take
man is a prosperous business man with no &.l.,l0M
thought but his business. Next minute he IS a there is one tacked up on the wall
mere man living together with his fellow suf
ferers and helping them, with no business
worries. Then he has time to find his fellow-
men are his friends. One minute a woman is
mistress of a gracious home, the next minute
she may be homeless with no household
PArea. Such is life in the warrinor countries Anything Happening Here Lately'
, , ; I . . down in one corner Is a fire
COOay. ; I hydrant pouring water out with
, - -
back of our desk . . ; the editor
brought it in one day to show us
. . , it had been sent to him
and we begged it off of him
we needed it . . . it is a street
scene . . . deserted buildings
not a soul in sight . . .-at the top
is printed . . . ."There hasn't been
YOU'RE TELLING ME!
-Br WILLIAM BUT
CeatrtJ Press Writer
ICELAND, we read, haa no
deficit and no unemployment.
Maybe that's why the natives
seem to be able to stand the
. ! ; ! 7
tttlita gasoline prices have
now reached 95 cents a gallon.
Give Mussolini a little more
time and be will have complete
ly eliminated the Sunday driver.
! I !
"Fewer pockets In men's new
suits" fashion Item. After- he's
paid for his, says Dad, he wont
need any at aU.
! ! ; ! ' '
Zadok Dumbkopf, who haa a
nice place in the country, says
SCOi T5 5CKAH BOOK . c By HJlSCOH
Chinese Envoy Scoffs At
Rumor Of Pacific Conflict
By CHARLES P. STEt
v-nirmj rresg Colui
-POOH!" ia Chines I
dor Hu Shih's reaction!
newspaper predictions of
war with Japan, Germ
and Russia, aligned an
United SUtea, BriUin
a war which the JapanJ
paper Miyako says "mat
fore June." I
Though he doesn't adm
it wouldn't be diplomstii
to do so, the best guessS
Dr. Hu Shih would gr4
such a war. Jt'g natund
pose that he would, c3
that it would be a big hi
Chinese, in their struggle
Japs, to have the latter
jumped on by Uncle Sam
side of the Pacific I
Germany and Italy woof
ter as Jap allies; they haj
strength in the Orient af
And Dr. Hu Shih doesn't
would be logical for the
to turn overtly anti-Chin
way not now. On the
hand Britain, being fully
elsewhere, couldn't be a h
to Chang Kai-shek at
juncture, but Uncle San
sionately. Dr. Hu Shih re
the Tokio press forecast
emphatic, "Pooh, pooh!"
agrees with Dr. Hu Shi,
partly because he prefers
the British want our aid a
Atlantic; they decidedly d
us to divert our strengt
Japanese Embassy S
The Japanese embassy h
comment. The Tokio dop
newspaper chat anyway;
governmental. True, the
ernment may have inspn
a feeler, but as yet it's pi
officiaL German, Italian
sian diplomacy in Washin
is discreetly silent, at leas
time being. It's suspec
these embassies regard t
press outburst as having
mature, to put it mildly.
Washington's own theoi
pressed mainly by state i
navy is full of them) is
Hu Shih is exactly right.
Now, to analyze the sit
As we know, Moscow a
made a bargain the othej
the terms of which each of
countries promises to red
tral toward the other one!
becomes involved in troil
still anothef one. 1
It's easy to understand!
Japs desired this promj
Russia. They're at war wl
already and their relatif
the United States arl
strained. In so precariou
of affairs, they obviously n
been anxious for a guafa
the traditionally anti-Jap!
sians wouldn't jump the
critical moment, from th
Russia, though, had not
lar reason for given such I
The surmise is that Hen
put some sort of pref
Comrade Stalin to sign on
ted line. Stalin's afraid
of course. The suppositio
Adolf bluffed him into coi
But didn't Adolf exact!
m return, irom japau.
aim manifestly is to get
to move on Britain's
and the Dutch East In
maybe Australia, New Zei
the Philippines, thus
them into a fight with ds4
tracting us from aid-to-B
So Adolf's counted oi
time, to order the mikaJ
ahead with his soutneas
program, starting the 0e
sired rumpus. But Japan!
reckoning won't dare to i
The Japs are nearly pi
fighting the Chinese. Th
have them on their liands,
United States and proba
Russia, regardless of th
Jap neutrality pact, which!
lin certainly won t ca
any longer than he has
be up to Tokio, then, tot
that it simply can't do wh
As to Stalin
And Comrade Stalin!
of a German-Jap partnefl
be? Italy dosn'tcounu
Whw if 'a historical that
tha Jans. UH
viously scared to death of 4
clearly hates them ls;J
ah J, dares to. Mosco
toward Nazi inroads '" J
i j ...?iont: nroof 0Ii
atlB 19 DUUiL" , iij,
hasn't been exactly W' l
SUlin evidently know8 5
wouldn't be safe,
Yr;i 11.. all
viriu-u; " . .1.
. , i:t .Jlrt ffl
inai iaii .
Zeb Curtis "I like to live here
because of the good people, good
climate, best water in the coun
try, good roads, good schools,
churches and everything is above
Theo. McCracken -"I like to live
here because I think it's the best
community in the state and the
best state in the Union.''
J. C. Galusha "I like to live
here because of the good climate,
exceptionally clean community,
(Continued on pane 9)
it's always a question in hi
house which will arrive first
the first mosquito or the first
t: 1 1 :.
A noted anthropologist says
American skulls are getting
broader. Is that a scientific
tact or just a polite way oi say'
ing we're getting big-headed f
A radio singer earned mil
lion dollars, according to a newt
paper Item. He's one fellow yoa
cannot convince sUence to golden.
Now someone has developed
spinach-flavored ice cream. Jo
nlor stoutly maintains it isn't so.
Such sacrilege is unbelievable.
Jov4 Jia$ of nut
Burma. Hilv Tribes
WHiCli tVE. '
ADAM ih Kt
AiE TATfooM PROBABr
ROM EARLY APRCOf
J- . -WK op PEEP
world disturbance is
j- , lines, wsw 'I
aaa vv okuv - net
the Fascists, the Wjl
mocracies " to m
r j t-otinn ana
fk whole outfit.
unie m ----- u
Dr. Hn Shih doesnt
to happen, either.
visualize a r"";;.,u
ian-Jap alignment tup
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