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THE WAYNESVILLE MOUNTAINEGt
3 As Well As A Practical One
i ) bottom of the
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ir class ",v -
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th of Miami.
soils . . the
ocean bed - and
L.U lighthouses, v
Jtli, jagged barrier of bv
,hkhiover 200 miles
Lrates Hawks Channel
.pwtest river on earth,
Swama, we anchored our
l luxuriant growth of
i iponges and prepared
t drring. ,': I
ut Frightened :.
the eventful moment ar
r Bt to dive, I bravely
,ff the side of the boat
nter, and stood on the
ia leading to the depths,
iiting for the diving hel
, adjusted, I became scared
of sharks, barracudas and
s that; might be lurking
hint I think of devilfish
"a before?" I thought. Too
i tot the sake of dear old
'irolina, land of my birth, I
'an face and go down.
jAician placed an ear
Iyer my ear, and slipped
y 60-pound brass helmet
jhead. Laughingly, I called
'the rtndent at the pump:
k to talking and forget to
jr." I took a long look at
ja m the boat through the
atow in my helmet and
jslowly down the ladder.
W a barracuda nipped off
!I thoghi After missing a
tlx ladder. I tried to re-
Ibm the Lord's Prayer be
tould only think of The
my Shepherd. My ears
ropped and swallowed hard
per, they popped and be-
luted to the pressure of
Jr. Through the telephone
For the thirteenth time Waynes
ville was represented in the annual
Rhododendron pageant which was
presented at 8:30 p. m. on Tuesday,
June 17, at McCormick Field,
The Waynesville participants.
Dlaved the Darts of camel drivers
'and desert gypsies. ..
The camel drivers and gypsies in
the pageant went to the court of
Prince Hassan of the kingdom of
Rudibar to attend the contest of
foreign princesses for the hand of
the prince. The girl who took the
Phododendron flowers was chosen
by the prince as his bride.
Desert gypsies were: Margaret
Teague, Faustine Howell, Katheryn
Jones, Betty Burgin, Winifred Rog
ers, Ruby Frances BrownJ Edna
K. McGee and Helen Plott.
; Camel drivers were: Jim Milner,
i Harry McCracken, Calvin McDan
'iel, J. D. Hyatt, Dick Bradley,
I Frederick Vaughn, Lester Burgin
'and Paul Hedrick.
I Mrs. Doyle Alley had charge of
the group and Miss Catherine
Queen and Joe Welch were her as
sistants. Choreography of the
dance was by Harry Coble and Miss
Mary Solan taught the dance to
the Waynesville participants.
When George Washington visited
New Bern, N. C, he was entertain
ed at a home which is now the
town's public library.
Summer Tourists Heln
Supplement Farm Income
Scores of farm families through
out the State especially in the
mountains and along the seacoast
and. main highways supplement
their income in the summer by
renting rooms and serving meals
Miss Pauline Gordon, extension
economist in home management
and house furnishings, says a tour
ist home oilers an opportunity lor
farm people to dispose of surplus
fruits and vegetables a profit.
She offers several suggestions lor
attracting tourists, and for keeping
them, which she says is the hard
"Whfn Tunnl uton at farm
j i r.
hnmM for meal." Miss Gordon de
clared, "they expect plenty of sim
ple, weii-cookea tood cnicnen,
ham, milk, cream, fresh fruits and
vegetables. Also remember that
'rest' is one of the chief things a
tourist nome nas to sen.
"Good beds, with rood springs.
good mattresses and clean linen
should receive first consideration.
Cleanliness is the first thing tour
ists look for. Tourists are not in
terested in family pictures. Eli
minate all ol them irom trie bed
rooms." The extension specialist, who
travels all over the State and is
a keen observer of home manage
ment and house furnishings, says
that a well-worded sign in front,
or at a short distance from the
house, is the first requisite for at
tracting the traveling public. Of
course the house must look 'homey'
Frances Dearstyne, of Albany, N.T.,
aumn th naw tvr ImmD devel-
. ... . . ...
oped xor DiacKoui tignung snouia
war come to America. The lamp
gives off both visible and Invisible
light. The invisible ultraviolet ray;
light is made visible by floorescentJ
paint on signs or roadways for sej
1 by motorists and pedestrians.
vnTTNfiSTOWN. Ohio You are
the typical American motorist if;
You are between forty and forty
five yean old.
You have a wife, a son ana a
You live in a town of less than
K nnn neonle. in a house that is
worth from S4.500 to $4,820.
(Whether or not you own it doesnt
matter; that's a 60-50 proposition.)
' You have a bank account of $500.
The face value of your life In
surance policies is $900.
Your auto is a closed car four or
five years old, worth $225, although
it was worth more when you bought
it a year or so ago.
You never bought a new auto.
You drive on an average 8,500
miles a year, although only 10 per
cent of this driving is more than
80 miles from home.
with well-kept yards and freshly
For proof that keeping tourists is
a profitable su pplementary enter
prise for farm families, Miss Gor
don suggests that records be kept.
No elaborate system of accounting
is necessary, but bookkeeping will
be just as advantageous to the inn
keeper as to the merchant.
Get Off Jury Service
KANSAS CITY Chester W.
Seiglar's frank admission that his
thoughts were on fishing won him
exemption from jury service.
"I just couldn't sit here and
hear the evidence impartially and
think about those fish in Minne
sota," he told the court.
Circuit Judge IJohn F. Cook
agreed the excuse was "a frank
one," but quickly added that his
decision vyas not to be taken as a
MVC nFRTBTIIll RTfSIflW ii iiimmiir rnofHonf af RbIkrITI. and
ATXAWU. VJ t J U' 1. W , , J.'''- u.uv.av T - -
contributor to The Mountaineer, recently explored the floor of the
Atlantic before coming to the mountains for the summer. Her experi
ences are told in the accompanying article which appeared in the
Smith asking me if I was 'getting pV)mAr TtlllirpH
enough 'air. Yes, the air was fine. A ailiiCI .XllJUiCU,
Ahout that time my feet touched ' j LoSCS HorSC In
bottom. Turning away from the - n
ladder, I took a step or two down Jjattle With BCCS
a wnite sanuy part uiu bwvu dviu,
forirettiner all about the world
above me. The beauty was breath-
ifTH ESTER. S. C Wilbur Wilkes.
farmer of Chester county, suffered
tiuuvt; me. x hc ucuj t.o larmrr oi unesicr cuuiiby, luuwnt
taking! The colors that greeted my painful injuries and lost a horse
fJHnM:WnUlA Amitnd . ' a.- -
eyes were indescribable. Around
the large boulders of brain coral
were graceful purple plumes which
looked like curled ostrich, feathers.
Dainty lace-like sea fans in orchid
colors swayed stiffly to and fro.
...... . 1 . in
j-. . B All Kinds OI coiorea usu am
reassuring voice of Dr. and out among them. Large yel
low Staghorn corals grew nere a
A small timid gaily-striped nsn
in an encounter with a swarm of
While working in a . field Mr.
Wilkes broke his plow point and
started back to his barn to obtain
another, without bothering to re
move the trace chains. The ratt
tling of the chains attracted a
s warm of bees, which settled on
Mr. Wilkes and his horse. In ad
tinn tn heintr badlv stung, Mr.
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Broken? We Can Fix It
watched me from a dark cave in Wilkes suffered painful injuries
the coral. In fact, I had a feeling ( when the terrified horse threw him
tliaf. tVionsands of eyes were look
teg-at me from their hiding places
in the rocks. Some of the more
curious fish came close and peered
in at me through the glass win
dow in my helmet. They seemea
about this strange monster in their
midst; they were probably in
onientists of the fish world.
When I tried to catch a fish it would
dart away. Presently sometning
like a ghost drifted by my window;
it was a transparent jelly fish.
Sponges Seem To Breathe
Several grey -green sponges,
...,;, nonr mv feet. looked as
though they were breathing as they
sucked water in ana out vnruB"
their porous chambers. Small or-
Wo,l Mnasnms anneared to
be growing on the different kinds
of coral. My loot caugin.
orchid sea fan, the orange-colored
blossoms disappeared like lightn
ing into the coral; they were
brightly colored worms.
A bright-green octopus, continu
ally changing its colors, slipped
over the rocks on its arms. If mo
lested this fellow will squirt an
inky substance into tne wawsr,
didn't bother him, aunoug.. . j
.ij 4-A Ka a timid creature. Yellow,
brown, red and purple Gorgomans,
sometimes caiiea m.
added to the colorful : w-f .
PresenUy a school ol smau
appeared out of nowhere ana
streaked past me; tney ."
ture rainbows. Several large fish
, - j 1.. imnnd me anu
cruisea bhcumj - -- , .
vanished in the shadows
waters. Reluctenuy i
. , .l:. Jtotrir fairyland oi
beauty made by living animals and
ascended to the worm
Dredge up ,
On our way back, the boat slowed
dowti and in the channeJ ,J
dredged the bottom for IP11?"
.. . . ArvAcrp was haul-
At intervals, n - . , tVlp
ed up and the students sorted the
catch. Many specimens
red. Among them was ajiny ee
whose parents had re rn to be
ocean for spawning su. .
most of their lives m
ter. Another interesting catch
was a small sea horse which
the only fish that swims wnk?J.
its head and neck look exactly like
that of a horse.
A sea cucumber that
the bottom of the ocean was jarred.
It is shaped like the vegetable
eat and has a sure cure fo in
tuJ ep cucumber wm
to the eround.
In an effort to dislodge the bees
tiio hnrno ran around and
around the field, often rolling over
on the ground, until nnaiiy it
dropped dead from exhaustion.
Mr. Wilkes is recuperating sat
isfactorily from his injuries and
from the bee stings.
W e guarantee
that you will be
be satisfied with the work we do
For A Lasting Memorial See
Haywood Monument Co.
OoooriU Court HouM
H. B. ANGEL
sea urchins were caught in the net.
These resembled large chestnut
tf ; nid that Scottish fish-
UUIIO. " .
, m Mll them Diners because
their spines remind them of the
drones on a bagpipe. To me they
looked like the round gadget to
Stick all over with tooth picks anu
serve appetizers on. They crawl
by. slowly moving these prickly
spines. - .
Our boat turned into Caesar s
creek, the former hideout of Black
Caesar, the pirate. As we passed
the Cocolobo Club and neared Led
bury Lodge on our dot-of-an-5sland
key graceful white terns flew out
over the boat in welcome. Looking
back over the blue-green waters
it. nra uv snontrers pluck-
ing sponges from the bottom oi
the ocean. , , ,
Nature's Show Colorful
As we docked the boat, I found
t rv Ulkative; I was still
'under the spell of the sea, and
thinking about tne coioriut
that nature puts on under the
ocean. One can't have an experience
like that without wanting to know
more about the things one has seen.
This trip has piqued my "os.ty
to such a point mat i P1
will take the four-weeks' aummer
course at the University of Miami
tne lat4r part of June and learn
more about the creatures which
Hve under the seam the tropical
waters around Florida.
Here, there is a glourious oppor
tunity to study J,Jta2
nowhere else in the United 1 States
is there a year-round course in
Line zoology. And nowhere else
. u amnnsr the corals
do Classes . . .,...;
clothed only in helmet .nd bathing
suit. There is a - " .
this course, too, for only by the
study of the ocean and its inhabit
ant are we able to carry on the
dancer of extermination. It s an m
Sfng study and a Buehd-
Xe are riches in the ocean
waiting to be discovered and de-w8,n-
Ivnofit of mankind.
Veiopea iu. ------ Krrow
Better Foods Cost
No More At
Sandwiches Plate Lunches
Picnic Lunches Packed
OSCAR L. BRIGGS, Owner
'Frozen Candy Bars
Biltmore Ice Cream
C. E. RAY'S SONS
EVERYTHING FOR THE FAMILY
YOU CAN PARK SHOP AND
SAVE WITH US
125 Main Street
CON SU LT
DR. R. KING HARPE
Canton, N. C.
HOLE V smoke
Finest Grade, Materials Used
Pure Oil Service
CHAS. GARRISON, OWNER
LATHE & PLANER
HUB'S TAXI phone
SERVICE . ,
At Henderson's Corner
Comer Main A Church St
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We have a policy for every member
of the family.
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24 HOUR SERVICE-:
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Beverages Of All Kinds
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Tot rpnpw vour shoes for
voiir while vou wait. We use
only the finest materals. Come
We Take Orders For
To Take Out
Green Tree Tea
Gas And Oil
Body And Fender Work
LEATHERWOOD - JAMES
Suits Cleaned & Pressed .50
Special Attention Is Given
Phone 196 Depot St.
w ' "
"Corns In And Byrowss"
Goose Creek Craft
Sta "internal workings" o
Put on your oatning ui., -1
helmet and take a look
for yourself. '
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