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..THE WAYNESVILLE PRINTING 00.
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Waynesville, North Carolina
Th4 County Seat of Haywood County
W. CUBTIS BUSS
ms wtt.da WAY CWYN Jl Associate Editor
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THURSDAY, JUNE 19, 1941
Rigid enforcement of traffic laws in Hazel
wood igives this community a united front
in protection of life and property.
When Waynesville announced a change in
the traffic laws, some citizens promptly said
"It can't be done".
Officers have proven that it can, and with
no let up.
Hazelwood officials are wise in starting
a similar campaign.
The Hazelwood officials, like Waynesville,
are not doing it to make more work for of
ficers, or to cause a hardship on any indi
vidual or firm, but for the protection of every
one who travels on the streets through the
We are glad to see the action taken, and
the officers at work.
We trust that the arms of the law will
bring some of these reckless undesirables of
the road to realize the importance of prac
ticing safety when under the wheel.'
Haywood Is First
Haywood's gain of 994 farms in the ten
years between 1930 and 1940, gave her first
place among the 100 North Carolina counties
in percentage of gain.
In 1940 Haywood was credited with 3,119
farms, as against the 2,125, in 1930. '
A surprising thing about the record of the
Btate as a whole, is that the western coun
ties took top positions in the rank of in
creases.',; While this section is generally known as
a tourist area, there are many who are un
familiar with the area that are overcome
when they learn of the vast farming activi
ties that are underway.
The University News Letter, which com
piled the figures, stressed the fact that the
increase in the state, were chiefly among
those diversified counties, and not among
those with the so-called one cash-crop.
Needless to say, Haywood has a well bal
anced agricultural program, which works
hand in hand with the industrial and tourist
life of out county, all of which makes this
"a good place to live." 3
Comforts For The
' The United States government is trying
its best to please the men and women who
are volunteering their services and those
who are being; drafted. Two positive proofs
we noted with interest during the past week,
i First, the 4,000 nurses serving in the
JVrray have been complaining, at least the
majority, so the story goes, of the unbecom
ing cut and color of their service uniforms.
They have not thought the olive drab was
good on their complexion.
In view of this complaint the Army has
announced the adoption of new nurse's uni
form, and it sounds very attractive. It will
include a dark-blue overseas cap and jacket
and a medium blue shirt. With such a com
bination the U. S. Army nurses need not
worry, it will be their own fault, if they don't
look their best.
The other invocation concerns the soldiers.
They have disliked the fact that the popular
chocolate bar melted in their pockets. The
army has announced that this problem has
been solved, a heat-resistant candy bar has
been issued. Oat flour will keep the new bar
from melting, and the milk solids and vitamin
B complex make it extra healthful.
We share with Transylvania County the
joy of the decision of the trustees to retain
Brevard College at Brevard, instead of mov
ing it as had been proposed.
Brevard College seems like a "home in
stitution" to those of us over the mountain
in Haywood, in that so many students from
this immediate section attend.
The proposal of moving the college will
perhaps bring us to realize and appreciate
more than ever the value of the institution
in this mountain area. .,
According to a study made of the 1940
census there are some surprising shortages
in agriculture in North Carolina.
There are 86,604 farms in the State with
no hogs ; 33,154 without chickens ; 98,204
farms where no cows are milked; and 220,
581 farms with no wheat planted.
The census shows further that 143,428,605
gallons of milk were produced in the State
in 1939. Ordinarily 75 per cent of this milk
is used at home, which indicates that only
107,571,000 gallons went for family con
sumption. While for a proper healthful diet,
North Carolina farm families should con
sume 241,075,000 gallons yearly, but the
average family is short by 81 gallons per
After reading the foregoing figures we
checked with the Haywood county farm
agents, and we find that there are 3,119
farms in this county, with 2,687 having
cows, leaving 432 farms without cows. The
total number of cows on Haywood farms is
While the figures show that only 432 farms
do not have cows, the county agents estimate
that there are over 900 families in Haywood
county who do not have a sufficient supply
of milk the year around.
With the green and lush pastures of Hay
wood this is not a pleasant though, for in
that list of 900 families are no doubt many
little children, who are suffering from lack
of proper food values, and will be handi
capped for life by retarded physical develop
' ment. '.
Buy Your Winter Supply
The government is urging coal consumers
to buy their winter supplies of fuel now. It
has been pointed out that the person so do
ing will accomplish three things, he will co
operate with the government, he will save
money, and he will avoid the affect of any
coal shortage, which may develop this win
. Those in authority claim that it is un
necessary at this stage to hoard food or oth
er necessities, but that when a definite need
is pointed out,' as in the coal situation by
the government, it is best to comply with
The coal shortage is not predicted On any
lack except in transportation. Ample means
of transportation are now available for coal,
and it will seem to be wisdom on the part
of the consumers to look ahead for this
household necessity and fill their bins dur
ing the summer months.
" "EXAMINATION TIME." '
' I I tHH'liU'LHiuMI lllll II II I.I ".. '"MlIOfcfiWltf''a ' ' '
HERE and THERE
HILDA WAY GWYN
Warns Against Softening
We would liked to have heard Carl Sand
burg, famous poet and biographer, when he
spoke to theOO graduates of the University
of Nor"i Carolina last week. . We like the
excerpts we read from his message, which:
seemed to have been full of timely warnings.!
He told the young men and women of the
class of 1941 that only hard work and self
denial in the present and in the years ahead
will save the United States. He plead for
effective opposition to the inroads of foreign
propaganda and that the country must be
ever vigilant against "constant propaganda
operating from the continent of Europe."
The day of soft living in this country is
over for many years to come. We might
as well face the facts. The tremendous load
that the government has assumed in our be
half will also become our burden.
We will have to turn back the pages of his
tory and emulate the practices of our fore
' fathers, if we are to keep and preserve the
hardwon liberty they have handed down to
He also touched the dangers of a higher
educational, process which sets educated men
off from the masses of the people. In a de
mocracy education for leadership must take
young men and women closer to tbe people,
not a greater distance from them, was point
ed out by Mr. Sandburg. -
"Why don't you publicise the
blooming of your native shrubs
and the different seasonal beauties
in nature in this section in 'The
Waynesville Mountaineer'?" .. .
said Arthur Connell .... landscape
architect of the Blue Ridge Park
way to us one day last week . . .
the subject of how we neglect to
see the sights right here at home
was forcibly brought home to us
. for there is no denying the
fact that we natives have a very
careless way of taking for grant
ed the scenic wonders . . . and ax
positively ignorant about answer
ing a lot of questions asked by
visitors . . . often we not only have
"not been there" . . . but we can
not intelligently tell another how
to make the trip . . . but back to
Arthur Connell ... he referred to
the- exquisite beauty of the azaleas
near the Cherokee Reservation . . .
at the height of the blooming sea
son . . . and how it was worth a
trip there to catch the glory of
the flaming color ,". . then he spoke
of a certain area of rhododendron
near Beech Gap . . . that should be
opened to the public and then on
to other places of interest that
are more beautiful at times than
others. . . ,
He suggested that each week
the local paper give publicity to
some point of interest or trip . . .
thank you Mr. Connell for this
splendid idea , . we agree with
you . . . and suppose you help us
inaugurate this service . . . by mate
rial for an article for next week's
edition . . . what in your opinion
is the most beautiful trip to make
from Waynesville during the week
of June 19-26? . . .
a middle name . . . there are ISO
cards in the files bearing the name
of "James Smith" ALONE .. . .
and there m 235 "Jarmes Williams"
listed ... with 500 more of the
name . . . plus a middle name . . . .
looks as if the Smiths, Jones, and
Williams were taking the country.
Boosters Backing St. Lawn
f lan lane un view Hope
Generally speaking, which do you
think are bigger gossips, men or
!n-tL S . ST!
1 les Cole
WHO'D hav. m.;
era for 5?t T . "Kflt
power development w0J
argument in f avn, ,T1
Meet in Pope Pius XTftJ
Von 11VID vatio i
invon) :. ' u VIS
XIII's celebrated social
They've found u J
least they've don. 11
b!r v"w" u"rpretation
Dig graph or two in tu. .
Mrs. Albert Abet "There are big ranh ,
gossips among both, and I hate to Holiness talk on th.J
h mrnirmt mv own sex. but 111 have I me od
n - r I icilGU l.l I
a i - , i - iiawrpiiM
Captain W. F. Swift-I think u"" a "avil
men and women are both big go.- - -ttj
en have more opportunity to get nnlfta1Hni, .08.8,rt..l
together and exercise their talents " "".1 A.- reioato
along this line."
uuutnai product nn t.
- - ii
ft irrpnt. nin .
" """6 as an mm
enormous American far!
Mrs. Oliver Shelton"Men. T,:SSrTe SH
the guilty ones." "L!,l"eme 8. PrH
' "Fu;i,aLlUIl J
er man ran shipments,
don't say it just because it is the "ef:iWas wll
opposite sex, but because I honest'
ly believe it is the truth."
Betsy Lane Quinlan "Women."
Walter Tv Crawford "In my ex
perience as a lawyer, i d say Chat
honors are equally divided."
Recently we were in one of the
places of business on Main street
. . . where the "head" of the firm
is well known for his graciousness
. . . . he is a man who is always
smiling , . . and seeing him just
makes you feel better all day . . .
but this time was an exception . .
he was good and mad ... he
handed us a copy of The Waynes
ville Mountaineer" . . . half of it
was gone , . . and what was left
was so abused and in such a de
lapidated state that it could not
have been read with much pleasure
. . . the man said . . . "Now, look at
that . . . we are happy to have our
patrons and customers to read our
papers . . , but when they . abuse
the privilege of 'a courtesy like
that it makes us mad ... and good
and mad . . . why can't a per
son read a paper, then fold it back
in place in consideration of the
owner of the paper and others
who might want to read it . . . .
please don't mention my name,
but you can put what I have said
in your column , . . and maybe it
will help some people I know to
improve their manners." . . ,
Rev. Frank Leatherwood "Wom
en. They have more time for gos
Not long after we met a man
who was complaining ... he was
a tourist spending only a short
time in town ... but he was trying
to get some information about the
surrounding sections . , . and said
, ; "You people certainly have
something here, but you know less
about it than any section of the
country I have ever visited . . .
why, I have made inquiries of a
half a dozen persons about some
points of interest I had read about
and the people didn't seem to know
anything definite . . . they couldn't
tell me the names of these peaks
round your town . . ..." how high
they were . . . r how many miles
to any point . . . now out in my
state in California every citizen
makes it his business to know all
about his section . , . for each
one 'eels that it is his responsibil
ity to help "sell" their communi
ties . . ." . . it looks as if the
time had come when the Chamber
of Commerce had better start soma
courses on "Know your own com
munity" for this must be one of
our "weak spots" locally . . . as
we have heard the criticism many
times before. ...
Finds Married Men
More Fit For Army
NEW BRITAIN, Conn. Married
men are in better physical condi
tion than single men, according to
findings of the local Selective Ser
vice board. Out of 26 potential
draftees, 10 men failed to pass the
physical examination and they were
all unmarried. Of the 16 who
passed, 10 were married.
But a good manv
were rawed. The railrol
UKe me idea. Lake citif
falo, doing a big busind
loading cargoes from Ii
and reloading em ;J
cars, didn't like it eithi
other cities as New Yorl
M I.... n W.m., I mey u oe aeieated
Thai Tnooir. t.V. i mnra maliVlnn. I SinCC Shipments from Oil
turn whereas a man just states !rou,d g0 r?h out th(
facts." jjbwiciicc uuii ana on a
ocean, ignoring them entl
power generatinir concei
at the power item.
x ne eninusiasts nef
cooked up a treaty wits
indorsing the proiect
however, has to be an J
two-thirds of our senate
enthusiasts couldn't get tj
a majority. Licked, thevl
Then along came thd
war, whereupon they tl
In the first place, they!
St. Lawrence facilities art
tively needed to rush i
western stuff to Britain,
second place, we've got li
yards equipped to turn oJ
ly required ocean craft, i:
could get 'em out of tl
through the river and ovrf
lan tic. Also Chairman!
Mrs. W. H. Liner-."I think it is
fifty-fifty, but when a man is a
gossip he goes the lmit." '
Noble Garrett "As a rule I'd
say women talk more than men."
mission has served notia
heap more electricity is
our home defense and be
mocracies activities. Am
Lawrence can generate
: (Shelby Star.)
j. iis-i.. u.-iii I Olds of our Federal Po
class will pay most of the defense
tax bill. He calls that class the
backbone of the nation. It is also
the pocketbook of the nation.
It is used to paying, to minding it if effectively harnesse4
in own ousiness and making its The enthusiusts m&ie
UWu ulu(, u . r wnai Uie ups of aa this reasoning, Thl
.. ... ... uu. nentg came back at 'em
thing. It supports the churches, a hard problem tofil
holds up the government, bathes 8Wer to. It can't but u
frequently and considers high remarked irrefutably, sevc
viioiaii a i cioscb. inauiges to do the necessary St.
in no mock heroics, doesn't eo in i,,, wut
for breast-beating and self-compli- eral years hence be to d
ib xieHuenL8 uoranes m- current immediate emf
sieau oi speaneasies. and never
sees a night club or indulges in
"cafe society" or police court. It
drives a car but not while drunk.
Backbone of the nation? It is
practically the entire anatomy that
holds the nation together.
YOU'RE TELLING ME!
-By WILLIAM ROT
Centra Press Writer
A FAMED anatomist predicts
that some day we Americans
will havt 'the facial character
IsUcs of the Indian. What's
this? The doom of the corner
Ztdok Dumbkopf styt tht
iolks at tit houst obstrvtd
Dad's Day by firing tbt dog
houst a fitw coat ot paint.
. ! ! !
Modern version of the poefs
"barefoot boy with coat of tan"
Is the new life' guard at the
country club swimming pool.
Why does Hitler always man
age to get the jump on the other
fallow! ks an editorial. WelL
for one thing, he usually seems
to have the most parachutists.
! f i
.'A pessimist is a fellow who
begins preparations ior a picnio
by buying an insect spray,
. ; "... I; ! ! ,
Up-to-date typewriting teett
"Now Is the time for all good
men to wonder why they were
so lazy about putting up tht
With 402 different kinds of
food now being put up in cans,
Grandpappy Jenkins thinks the
Jam bridegroom can be assured
of a round If not a square
Last year we recall we heard
one of the local residents say that
he had made a resolution ... to
make one trip each week to some
point in Western North Carolina
. . . with weather permitting a good
view ... so that he would be in
formed on what to tell others to
see .... we thought it a splendid
idea ... we have not checked on
him . . . but we are inclined to think
he knows a lot more from his tripi
. . . than he did from hearsay of
We were surprised to learn re
cently that there were more than
1,200,000 social security account
numbers on file with the North Car
olina Unemployment Compensation
Commission . a . but when we found
out that there are 19,300 Smiths
listed ... . 15,000 Jones . . . and
14,700 Williams ... we wondered
how they were ever kept straight
. . . just imagine out of 875 James
Smiths . . . including those with
THE OLD HOME TOWN.
! HI HEART TWcr MTW ,H1 ,-. ' ' '
n sawoi. -rtf ache ygsaSgsr " " YT
1 i J T ''itiL KOAt Fot-x ll
Besides, tinkering with
Lawrence will divert a
man power that's in ferol
mand for rriore pressing 4
The enthusiasts :-ert
srroesry for a bit. Yet finl
bobbed up with this
After the Wr-H
When today's war eq
world's going to be in awfl
no matter who wins it.
of it isn't going to be mnl
Uncle SamueL What hell
do is to concentrate on
American development, al
generation ago, when n
Wild West to devote our j
fn muliiiur' a nretty iwH
rt nvAMooa pnuntries. N"'
is mirh a realm to be H
turn into and make the i
Why, it's Canada. That '
and power development is
thing to tie those Canuct
Thevll be the same inn's
f-ron.-Mi'om'aoinni reeion 0l
WelL the Fope saw
the war, "thickly mnsoi j
tries will be relieved a j
pies will acquire new
foreign countries. Emig"
gravitate to habitable W
abandoned to wild natara
tion. These lands will scjT
able, industrious citizens.
He means tanaa,
Maybe he likewise m t
imcrii-a Btlll DailS Ot AlJ'I
,h,,nk of Australiij
a lact, as tne bi- " I
that Canada's somewnai .
our own rnimeaiaie
ton, to Evelyn Smitn. '
nF A' H
ATLANTTA Ada eJ
. . . 1.,,'rM in w 1
inenas and re""-" - v
motion pictures brought-
a Hawaiian trip. ,
The first scene wa -
to aiarxin ow- uj
! none of the spectators,
nntil- thev saw the P1CI
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