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THE WAYNESVILLE MOUNTAINEER
THE WAYNESVILLE PRINTING CO.
Main Street Phone 187
Waynesville, North Carolina
The County Seat of Haywood County
W. CURTIS RUSS Editor
MRS. HILDA WAY GWYN Associate Editor
W. Curtis Russ and Marion T. Bridges, Publisher!
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' PBE3 ASSOCIATION ;
THURSDAY, MAY 29, 1941
During the past week a local property
owner who spends his winters in Florida
where he is in business and who is also en
gaged in business here in the summer, show
ed us twelve window panes from the build
ing on his property that had been damaged
during his absence.
The greater number of them were shot
through with bullet holes. The bullets, he
told us, he had picked out of the walls in
the rooms of his building.
Now this man thinks highly of this com
munity as a place in which to own property
or he would not own and operate a business
here, but such things are calculated to
make him suspicious and critical of the peo
ple who reside here the year round.
. Last winter at least four homes of sum
mer residents were broken into, and in some
instances household effects were stolen and
the property otherwise left in a completly
At the time of the discovery of the burg-.
laries the localpress; was asked by officers
to keep silent, in order that the thieves might
be apprehended without being warned that
their theft had been discovered.
Some months have gone by and we feel
that we have given the officers time enough .
to locate the guilty parties, and that the
hour has come for open condemnation of
We are inviting newcomers to locate here.
We are putting forth every effort possible
to publicize the many advantages of this
section, for we know that we have some
things to offer in the way of climate and
business opportunity, We are not mislead
ing outsiders when we point out these as
sets, but we must offer them something
When they invest their money here per
manently we must offer them security and
protection. Put yourself in their place. If
you contemplated buying a. site for a sum
mer home, and any of the cases cited hap
pened to your friends, would you feel like
investing your money?
We dislike exposing such ruthless viola
tion of the law but we feel that the time has
come when our responsibility forces us to
lend a voice in denouncement of such acts. .
The Public Speaks
What the town eventually expects to do
with the property adjoining Greenhill ceme
tery that was recently acquired from the
Gudger family is not exactly known. At
any rate after inquiry we have been unable
to ascertain its final disposition.
We have heard that it was to be added
to Greenhill cemetery, at least the upper
part of it, and sold as lots, but against this
use we have also heard such a howl of dis
approval that we can hardly believe that
the city officials will carry this proposed
When the trees were cut on the upper part
there ,was a lot of talk and disapproval, as
the public seemed to be of one opinion that
the lot should be left and developed as a
park for recreation and beautification.
Not one, but dozens of interested citizens
have expressed themselves as wanting the
property kept as a park, pointing out that
it was a natural amphitheatre and that it
could serve as an open air community cen
ter for various forms of entertainment, not
only for the present, but also for the future.
Located, as it is, adjacent to the main
highway it offers a refreshing spot in pur
small town from which so many of the large
trees have been removed in recent years,
that it does seem a very unwise plan to use
it for additions to the cemetery.
It has been learned from authoritative
sources that at least twelve acres on the
other side of the cemetery are available - for
enlarging the property. This land is roll
ing, and is much more suited than the steep
hillside now under consideration.
We realize that provision must be made
for the dead, but we beg of the city officials
that they also consider the living and what
a beautiful park will eventually mean to the
community at this location on Main Street.
The time has passed for any community
to build only for its present needs, for only
in the present can provision be made for
the future. The day will come when this
(property as a city park will fill an even
greater need than it will today.
At last the city officials have taken things
in their hands and are apparently in dead
earnest about delivering us from traffic
jams on Main Street that is if we do our
part, v Mv;."
We wish to voice our approval of the re
cent plans and action taken by the board.
We also wish to bring out the point that
there will be no relief even with the new
rules and regulations if the public fails to
abide by them and the officers fail in their
duty to enforce the measures.
In the past we have of ten heard the of
ficers say that some of the biggest critics
of the Main Street traffic situation were
among the longest and most frequent viola
tors of double parking laws and seem to feel
that they had been granted some special
dispensation to do as they pleased.
Now we understand that there are to be,
no privileged citizens in the new regime, and
that the law is going to reach out its hand
and "get" you regardless of how prominent
you might happen to be in "Who's Who"
in the community. We advise that you read
the new ordinance passed by the city offi
cials very carefully.
Strike Off Music
The ways and means committee in Con
gress has before it a recommendation that
the next tax bill include new luxury taxes
on tobacco, liquor, billiard tables, jewelry,
furs and musical instruments.
It is apparent that the treasury depart
ment is not aware that musical instruments
are the tools of education, nor do they take
into consideration the fact that in times of
peril music is more essential than ever.
Music in the schools is now taught as an
integral part of the school system, just as
arithmetic, spelling, geography and other
subjects. Thus a tax on music would be a
tax on education.
The total revenue to be gained by the bill
now pending is $3,600,000,000, while the
part to be received from the tax on musical
instruments would amount to !$3,600,000,
only one-tenth of one percent of the propos
ed additional revenue.
Music is a powerful restorative force.
This is recognized more and more in our
daily lives throughout America. In the pres
ent crisis we are beset with new problems,
difficulties, doubts and fears. I Our institu
tions, our way of life, our principles of de
mocracy, our form of government are being
attacked by organized propaganda.
: "a umiviuuois we must not lallow our
minds to dwell constantly on such thoughts
lest we lose mental equilibrium. We need
sources of spiritual refreshment and invigo
ration. And when the war is over millions
of people who find themselves on the brink
of physical and spiritual starvation will find
a solace in music that will help them to for
get and build back to normal.
We hope that those entrusted with the
responsibility of taxation think more serious
ly of this proposed tax, for as the United
States must blaze a new trail along which
other nations must follow for a new order,
we must have music It will give us a more
zestful and cooperative desire to reach out
and hold fast to that which is good in life
A hick town is a place where the teachers
would slap the fire out of a sassy kid if his
dad wasn't on the school board. Richmond
Good luck has a habit of always butting
in while a man is hard at work.
It's a lot better to have that run-down
feeling from over-work than from gossip,
A wife is somebody who remodels your
funny stories as you try to tell them.
Middle Class To Be
Squeezed By Tax Program
What is your favorite vegetable
and how do you like it cooked?
Mayor J. H. Way, Jr. "Turnip
greens, cooKea witn piece oi
fat- back and served with spring
Mrs. Jack Elwood "Corn, cooked
on the cob, but it must be Golden
Bantam, not any field corn."
Mrs. Nora Swift Atkins "Toma
toes stuffed with cottage cheese,
and hot rolls on the side."
Betsy Lane Quinlan "I have no
preference. I enjoy them all, es
pecially the spring vegetables that
come out of your own gardens."
HERE and THERE
HILDA WAY GWYN
In behalf of the American Le
gion post we are inviting you
(though they haven't asked us to
do so) . . . to attend the Memo
rial Day services which will be
held in Greenhill cemetery to
morrow morning at 10 o'clock v .
you will feel fully repaid . , . .
even though there may be no
grave of your own family to mark
with a flag . . . the grave of a
soldier . . . who was in the service
of your country and mine . . . for
personal reasons , . . we admit
. we rarely miss this service
. year in and year out , . . we
go . . . witn reverence ana a aeep
sense of patriotism . . we prom
ise that you will find something
worthwhile ... to bring away
with you tomorrow morning ...
something that we Americans need
right at this time . . . the exquis
ite beauty of the surrounding hills
. the stillness of nature, broken
only by the program . ... the stir-
mg strains of our national anthem
. seem almost apart . . . from
the busy world you see rushing on
the highway below . v . in fact It
is something hard to express . , ,
something intangible ... . . but im
pressive ... if you have never been
befoi'ie . . . come and find out for
yourself . . . you will think back
on the morning afterward . . . for
the last note of taps . . . that closes
the services each year ... if you
deserve citizenship in America . , .
will flood your soul with something
that lingers. ...
ing of any community.
With our aversion to figures
Mary Stringfield Allen, of Burl
ington, Vt. , . , but formerly of
Waynesville , . . has worked ut
about the swellest system for the
home we have heard of in some
time.. . Mary has about ten small
boxes . . , each one labeled . . .
rent . , laundry . . etc. . . at the
first of the month . . she puts into
each box the amount she and John
have decided should go for that
purpose ... just think of the ad
vantages of such a system .
no headaches over balancing . . .
all she has to do is to count what's
left ... we asked her if she ever
did a little cheating . . by trans
ferring from one box to the other
. . . but she insists that she is
quite business like ;nd makes
each allotment meet its own ex
penditures . . .it just shows what
a Yankee husband can make of
a Southern girl. ...
The war situation grows more
critical . , , do you ever stop and
Contemplate on what might have
happened if the whole world had
banded up against Germany from
the very outset . . . instead of each
nation refusing to make common
cause with the others . . . Hitler
has taken "a leaf at a time" . . .
each nation has thought that he
might not get them . . . . .the
sinking of Britain's master war
vessel . . . makes at the time of
this writing a total of 88 British
ships to go down at sea ... at
Hitler's bidding , . . Suppose he
starts his picking off leaves down
in South American . . . how long
will it be before he travels north
ward to the IT. S. A. . ". . but we
all feel the strain . . . of what
we might say ,of waiting . . . you
hear someone remark every day
. . "well, we don't know exactly
what to do about it., . . you know
so much can happen during the
coming year" . . . . it makes no
difference how gay the party or
how ,f rivilous the conversation . . ,
that note is constantly struck. . . .
ABOUT TOWN . .. . we think
the 1 widening iof the walk going
into the court house from the left a
splendid idea . . . for: a lot of
very important business has been
transacted on that walk . .... , it
seems to be the psychological spot
to button hole a man and take him
aside for a private conference
. . ; but it worries us no little
that the commissioners are not
going to widen the walk that runs
on the other side . . . Summer is
positively here . . . Donald Dun-
han has finished planting his
garden. ,. , .Mrs. Grady Boyd has
the grass cut at the Hotel Waynes
ville , . .the locust trees on the
hill back of our house are in full
leaf . . . the Green Tree Tea
room has put on its annual coat
of fresh green paint ... Prospect
Hill has put out its sign. . . . It's
Miss Drama Lampkin "Pota
toes, fried, boiled o baked."
M. Theo. McCracken "Corn on
the cob with plenty of butter."
Mrs. C. M. Dicus "Corn on the
cob, and Country Gentleman preferred."
H. M. Sullivan "Tomatoes are
my favorite vegetable and I like
John Kerley "Green beans cook
ed in an old fashioned black pot
with a good big piece of fat back
. M. G. Stamey "Spring lettuce
with onions chopped over it, wilt
ed with a little vinegar and bacon
grease. This is as fine a dish as
any king ever sat down to."
Mrs. E. C. Wagenfeld "Onions
either raw or cooked."
Lois Massie "Corn stewed and
seasoned with butter.''
hard for us mountaineers to get it
into our heads that all the boun
ties of nature are not ours for the
taking ... we stumbled into mag
istrate's court on Monday morn
ing . . . when Cody Plott . . fish
and game warden1 Was trying to
drive home the laws governing ; .
certain sports ... we are inclined
to think that the fines imposed on
the violators would make an un
lawful mess of trout pretty ex
pensive . . which reminds us have
you read thoroughly the new town
ordinance about Main street's new
rules and regulations :. in case
you haven't , . . we advise you to
peruse carefully . . . for they are
telling us that we will never have
cau3e to criticise our local police
for not enforcing the law . .. so
we double parking general law
breakers had better watch where
we stop. . . . ;
One housefly may lay as many
as 2700 eggs during its life of
YOU'RE TELLING ME!
-By WILLIAM BJTT-
Ceatral Prtss Writer
We don't know June Rose, ex-
commander of the N. C. State
American Legion, and super
intendent of the Greenville schools
. , but he must nave been a
mighty brave soldier in the first
World War , . and is still cour
ageous ... just imagine a school
teacher . , . depending on election
to his job . ... telling a parent
teacher association that women
meet too often .... and that there
is still enough to do around the
home to keep a woman busy . . .
but that's what he did down in
Kins ton . . . he also told them ac
cording to the press that little
public or private benefit could be
derived from a gathering when
the principle order of the business
meant reading and approving min
utes of the last meeting .... we
agree with everything . . . about
plenty of work around the home
. . . for a real home maker never
gets through . . . but being a wo
man we will have the last word
you seem to have overlooked
the fact, Mr. Rose . . . that after
all most organizations reap not
their greatest awards from ac
complishments . . . but from the
creation of good fellowship . . . .
(which is essential to the well be-
WITH the government con
tinuing to freeze the assets of
belligerent nations, it shouldn't
be long before we have plenty of
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Science. y aa item, it t
temptiag to control tbe mos
quito. Control himf Slip the
rtsctl into a concentration
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Oil may be sweU to throw on
troubled waters, but In Iraq it
seems only to excite the tide of
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New Yorkers now can send
themselves telegrams to be de
livered next morning to ensure
their prompt awakening. To
make sure that he has a typical
get-up grouch a fellow should
send it collect
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Now thai English goll
courses have been turned into
vegetable plots, a greens keep
er is Just a spinach farmer.
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The picnic season cannot be
far off. We understand the ants
are mobilizing everywhere.
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Severe cases of sunburn have
been recorded in the Arctic chv
cle item. The fellow who's been
trying to sell electric fans and
refrigerators to the Eskimos
might switch to parasols.
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Thoughts, then, 0f J
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of i the United States
Chambers's finance W
it as his opinion, ar rf,i
convention in Washingti
taxation program, if
congress, will "liquidate
icau miaaie class." By
class, he said he meant
on incomes of from
Being myself a middlj
aeai nearer the $2,000 I
$20,000 rating), t dJ
idea of being liquidated!
These national trade!
rial organizations, sJ
U. S. Commerce Chams
Won, have been conside
cised in the past, as
and monopolistic, but
veloping now quite den
evidently in a realizat
fact that it won't be t
plutocratic and monoj
vantage (supposing 'en
to have the great mi
from which they've had
their profits, wiped off t
Fancier Alvord's ca!
that our middle class
taxation rate so comp
meet, currently, 30 per
the other 70 per cent
piled up against posi
Chairman Marrmer S,
the Federal Reserve
has had a lot to do wii
reckonings, want to
thirds of our expenditui
ly, leaving only one-thil
creased national debt.
On that basis, predict
Alvord, goodby to our
Its tax payments will ci
But, reasons Reserva
Eccles, if our debt moj
nacier Alvord suggest
will follow. That is,
skyhoot. The middle
costs will go up out of
classes' prices will fly
However, the industrii
perhaps with some dil
get wage increases, iii
balancing their budgea
middle classes, on fix
will be in the soup.
It's an argument bej
omists. To a middle ell
er, like me, it sounds
stuck either way.
The income tax, as
casion to remark hit!
ously will soak us woit
economize on purchasf
just what government
like Leon Henderson
do), thus somehow off
cises and sales and nui
but there's no economl
With this idea in
sentative Harry Sauthl
consin, and Charles
Illinois, have suggestel
revenue stamp that cal
weekly or monthly and!
turn in, in full payw
evil day for footing
rives. Oh yes, an inc
er can ante his comifl
total into a special aci
a home savings banK,
r weeV bv week "A
month, as he goes
precious few do it.
of 'em might have incj
"J " "6 .
revenue stamp. Then 11
be regularly and so se'
once annually or 1
they pay cash in
tentatively thinks it s
scheme and is studying
Also there's a prop!
mental checkoff the
each waee envelope M
to an employe.
And the inheritance
A big one can be pH
nmvAeA in advance
mise. but the little . 1
not. Well, the bird
heirs are on the
his plant going.
t do it until they vi
Uncle Samuel. In trj
plant has to shutl
controversy s P'UR'
puts a crimp into P'
why not let the ong!
annual pa-ments W
hi. toe? Thator'
Kenneth Learned n-
j ,-l.ora all "
are: w". ...
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