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THE WAYNESVILLE MOUNTAINEER
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THE WAYNESVILLE PRINTING 00.
Main Strtet Phon 1OT
Waynesville, North Carolina
Th County Seat of Haywood County
W. CURTIS RUSS
MRS. HILDA WAY GWYN Associate Editor
W. Curtis Russ and Marion T. Bridget, Publishera
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CCC Ranks Diminish
To us one of the most worthwhile adven
turea in solving modern problems in this
country wa the CCC Camp. 7 It served so
manv Durooses from many constructive
angles..: ,y v.
But there, are new problems that. ; are
changing the needs of the country. Last
week it was announced by the director of
the CCC's , that 246 camps were to be closed,
Three reasons have brought about the
cut; one many of the OCC youths have
found employment in industry; another,
they have gone into our great peace time
army; a third, a $33,000,000 cut in the
OOC's appropriation last year made it ne
cessary to close many of the camps.
The training received by the boys in the
camps and the work they did in our national
forests and parks will be a permanent me
morial to this project of the New Deal.
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AL EDITOR! Al
THURSDAY, JULY 17, 1941
This week-end will bring Masons from
all over Eastern America here for the 7th
annual summer meeting in Waynesville.
This community has learned to look for
ward to the coming of the Masons in the
summer like a child towards Christmas.
Their coming brings to us some of the
most talented and progressive men of the
East, and while their stay is usually short,
we have always found that our brief contacts
with them were more than worthwhile.
Best of wishes for a successful session
this year, and the many, many years to come.
The Dellwood Road
The urgency of immediate action on the
part of the highway commission in moderniz
ing the five miles of No. 284 from here to
Dellwood is of paramount importance not
only to Haywood but to the Western part
of the state.
The paved road to Dellwood served its
purpose at the time it wag built, about 20
years ago. Since that time travel has chang
ed, both in speed and volume. The road' is
not adequate to present needs, and the
In Native Manner
We can't get away from our traditions in
this section. It makes no difference how
many city improvements and modern changes
we try to make, the average tourist will al
ways like us in "our native traditions" best.
Look how the fame of the square dance
has publicised this section. It is one of the
most popular forms of entertainment we
have to offer the visitors, and they like it.
It is typical of the country, as they like to
think of it.
More and more are all American towns
becoming built on the same pattern and
more and more are people in widely sepa
rated sections of the country patterning
their lives along the same manner.
So let us dig up , the past for very good
business reasons and put it on the market
whether it's "swing your partner" to the
tune of our peppy mountain music or an old
quilt pattern like Grandma used to make.
Don't discard these things of the -past, but
bring them out with streamlined methods
There is nothing unusual about it. Take
your own experiences, when you visit a cer
tain locality, ,you seek out the shop "to pur
chase souvenirs that will be. distinctive of
the community from which they were bought.
Pleasure And Profit
3 XTOLD VOUTErt VBM AGO VtXJ'O H DID GET WDOrW fcJ
gV ; AS MDU KEPT SCRUB USTVQr g pL'T W
(Another of a series of cartoons on purebred stock, furnished this newspaper by Joe Rose).
dangers are too great to not1 remedy at
The highway commission is aware of the
importance of this road, and we feel will
come through with a modern road in short
HERE and THERE
HILDA WAY GWYN
One of the finest things we have
ever had contributed to this coir
umn by a reader is the following
.'. . "I am an American" . . .a creed
for today by one R. L. Duffus ..
we regret that we do not have
space for the entire article but only
in part. . . . : :
First Place Again
Haywood county stepped into first place
again, when the census bureau finished
checking the farm increase and decrease in
the state for the past ten years.
Haywood had the greatest per cent of
increase of white farmers during the last
decade, with a total of 993 white farmers,
or 46.9 per cent. Dare county had a decrease
of 26.8 per cent.
The report shows that Haywood had 3,
109 white farmers in 1940 and 10 negro
The state reported 218,008 farmers for
an increase of 7.5 per cent over 1930.
The distinction of Haywood taking the
lead- again in this particular phase of the
census, proves beyond a doubt the general
trend in this county that we are bcoming
more of an agricultural county every year
with good farmers studying modern meth
ods of doing even a better job.
Not In Hay wood
It is said that wedding bells rang more
often in the United States last year than
ever- before in - the nation's history. This
may be true, but there is another story in
The revamping of our marriage laws two
years ago by thefGeneral Assembly while a
commendable change, has not been fully ac
cepted by those contemplating taking on
the Holy bonds.
It is to be hoped that ere long our neigh-J
boring states will pass similar heeded legis
lation and that there will be no inducement
to leave home to get married.
The Census Bureau reported last week
that there were 1,500,000 marriages cele
brated in 1940. Two reasons are given for
this new record, better economic conditions
and population growth, with the Selective
Draft also a boon to the marriage license
bureau. - V "
"I am an American . . . The
things I shall say about myself
may seem at first to contradict one
another, but in the end they add
up ... I am almost recognized at
once wherever I go about the
world , . . some say it is my clothes
that give me away . . . some say it
is my way of talking . . . I think
it is more than that . . . I have
an unusual history . my an
cestors came over in the May
flower , . . they else came over
during the hungry forties of the
last century . . . in the hopeful
eighties, in the troubled ninties
. . . or came five years ago and
have just become a citizen . . . .
name any .race . . . I belong to it
. '.'. . I have been around . . , I
have seen the earth, but now I am
an American , . . I or some one
for me, bought my share of Amer
ican at a price ... I have known
hardships, sickness and danger . . I
could not be held within the limits
set for me by kings and lorlings on
the other side of the water .
I pushed forward . , . I hunted far
beyond the mountains V:i . I re
turned and took my wife and our
brood and our wagons over . . . .
the life I lived shaped me into a
new kind of human being. . . .
A" , . ...... .
A Drunk's Picture
A judge in Minnesota is urging the old
fashioned whipping post for those convicted
of driving while drunk.
The humiliation of getting a thrashing
in public would be lots worse than a fine and
having the drivers license revoked. Even
worse than a short road sentence.
On the other hand, this newspaper would
welcome the opportunity of publishing the
picture of every person in this county con
victed of driving drunk, in order that the
public to whom he was a menace, would see
exactly. what he looked like and, report to
officials if he were ever seen under a steer
ing wheel again.
The safety division of the state highway
department could well afford to provide the
printing plates and take the space in the
newspapers for them.
The spotlight, of publicity would do much
towards curbing some of this drunken driv
ing. . . : ! H
Highway Deaths -
Figures from the National Safety Council
showed recently that this state ranks sec
ond in the nation in the percentage of in
crease in highway deaths.
At the end of the first five months of the
year, North Carolina had an increase of 48
per cent of fatal accidents. The national
average was 17 per cent, while the only
state ranking higher than North Carolina
was Washington with an increase of 73 per
cent. " '. ' "''
Arkansas and Delaware were the only
-states during, this period that had an in
crease of more than 40 per cent. Thirty.
nine states showed some increase while nine
had a decrease.
The record is an alarming one and shows
there is drastic need for a remedy for the
At the end of the six months period the
State Highway Safety Division officials
will be furnished with an analysis which will
tell what kind of accidents are increasing,
when and where they are occuring and what
seems to be the cause. On this analysis the
officials are hoping to work out something
that will aid in reducing the highway deaths
in North Carolina.
A Sure Sign
You can tell when a man doesn't Know
the facts. He uses more postive assertions
as a substitute. Buffalo New9.
'I have not loved arrogant au
thority ... I have not respected any
man because of the accident of
birth ... . I have judged my fel
lows by what they were and what
they did ... in my struggle with
this continent, out of my dreams,
out of my grief, out of my sins, I
have laid by a great store of
memories . . , they are a part of
What I am . . . no torrent of words
can tell of them . . . but no new
world, no new order in the world
can wipe them out . t . I remember
great men and great deeds ... I
remember great sayings . . . but I
remember, also, sayings that were
never written down and deeds
known only to a few . . the pio
neer greeting his wife as he came
in from his new cornfield in the
dappled shade of ringed and dying
trees . . . the strong urge of dis
cussion in remote crossroads . . .
the young man in Georgia or Ohio
. kissing his mother good-bye
to enlist . . . a Mississippi Negro
. . a Texas cowboy ... all man
ner of men and women planning
. . working saving .... seeing
that the children had better school
ing than the parents ; . . reform
ers crying out against corruption
. dreamers battling against the
full tide of materialism. . . ,
dom is not a lie . . . the brother
hood of man is not a lie. . . the
kindly help given by neighbor to
neighbor does not rest on a lie . . .
challenged ... they are none the
less true . . . I am an American . .
I cannot let the Challenge drop
. . . I cannot say I am not as other
men and their tribulations do not
concern me . . . I cannotjsay, I
am free . .' . let others be slaves
for all of me . . . I am an Amer
ican, and the inheritor of this
continent . . . . but the deed of
gift was not handed to me with
out. a codicil .... what was won
by courage must be kept by cour
age ... what was won in pain may
have to be defended in pain . . . .:
what was achieved cannot be en
joyed without new achievement. , .
"I cannot rest upon my memo
ries ... I shall make new and proud
memories for my children .. , ' I
shall say to tyrants . . ,'as they
said, 'Stand aside' . . . over vast
prairies . . , beyond loftier moun?
tains than my pioneer fathers
crossed . . . I see a new vision . . .
all who struggle anywhere for
liberty are my countrymen. . . .
and no spot where blood has been
shed for conscience sake is for
eign ground to me . . . 'these truths
we hold to be self evident' . . .. . .
what was proved three Centuries
ago . . . a century and a half ago
. . . three-quarters of a century
ago . . . is not the less true now
. . . shall men stand straight and
proud, manful and just, cour
ageous and tender .. . building
and sharing on but one continent
and for but a little time . . . I am
an American . : . I say no. ...
"After the years . . . the cen
turies .. . I begin to know what
it means to be an American.'' , .v.
The foregoing appeared in the
magazine section of the New York
Times on May 18 . . . and to us
expresses in an impressive way v.
what it means to be an American
today. , . . .
Cherokee county is the most
western county in the state, which
borders on Georgia and Tennessee.
"I remember all these things ,
they help to steady me when I lie
awake at night . . . these are my
people that have said and done
these things . ... I am an Amer
ican ... I am of one race and of
all races . ... I am heir to a
great estate . . .1 am free and
i i i .i . .
uouim la me wneet 01 a great re
sponsibilty ... I turn . . . I look
back across the ocean ... are they
not my people, too, all of them?
. . have we come so far, done so
much, suffered bo much, hoped so
mucn . . . and does it mean noth
ingT . . . is this New World to be
come on Old World! ... I am an
American ... I say, N6. . . .
On this continent, in God's good
wiim was Drougnt iorth a new
nation, conceived in liberty and ded
icated to the proportion that all
men are created equal . . . free-
North Carolina furnished 92.B10
men for service during the World
By CHARLES P. STEWART
Central Press Columnist.
BERNARD M, BARUCH, who
managed our war industries during
the last world conflict and proba
bly knows more than anybody else
in the United States as to the best
system of running them in such
emergencies, wants ns to open up
anticipatory hostilities against Ger
many and to begin em ght now,
It's commercial hostilities that
he advocates, however not ne
cessarily the military, naval or avi
Specifically, what he suggests is
the creation of an Agency of Eco
nomic Warfare to initiate and de
velop whatever international bar
gaining policies may be essential to
outmaneuver the Nazis at their
own game of exclusive agreements,
subsidies and battering. Moreover,
he's listened to respectfully by
many prominent businessmen and
folk high in the government, Pres
ident Roosevelt included. i
The scheme has an especial ap
peal to Pan-American interests, for
it's into the various territories of
the southern neighbors that Nazi'
land is sure to direct its first and
most energetic commercial drive if
it completes its European .con
quests or arrives at a satisfactory
( to itself V negotiated peace.
In fact, it already is proposed
that, in connection with Bernard
Baruch s plan (and maybe as its
mam item), an All-American Trad
ing corporation will be vitally nec
essary to handle business transac
tions of every sort between our
western hemispherical republics
and also between them and the rest
of the world. The argument is that
itll be to our joint advantage, that
both we and the neighbors will like
it and that it will be a success from
the very jump.
If the program's adopted and
works, as per prediction, it'll be an
excellent; thing to have in opera
tion, ever tf Herr Hitler's licked.
leaving Jaim in no position to real
ize his undoubted western hemi
If Hitler Wins Abroad
And if, by chance, he should win
on his own side of the Atlantic, the
fan-Americas would be economi
cally intrenched against him in ad
vance and he'd have an uphill fight
to break into - 'em commercially.
But if he did become commercially
formidably established in their
midst, it generally is accepted as a
AT LONG ! LASH
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had your choice ot75
. 1 nom. is k,,
of the country would J0
would chose the Piedm J
of this state." 0,1
W. A. Bradley "jujt
to the. Haywood county k
rnnlH Mf V ua
egh. I like the socij
..a rengious atmospher.'
city, and I also like the i
J. W. KilIUi.T .. 1
Eastern shore of MaryuJ
J. Harden HoweU-jfii
Mifia IT 1 .
would select C,Kfnm;. . 1
choice and somewhere ij
..Kiaiiu s my second choit
D"- N. M. Medford"I0
leave western North Carola
I would take Hendersonvffle
Robert Hugh Clark-"!
I'd take Florida."
Ida Jean Brown "CalifoJ
Mrs. E. T. Duckett-"rJ
some town in Pennsylvania.
Kenneth K. WinnalL of
ter, Pa., to R. Carmel Sel
James W. Kline, of Dkl
to Eleanor Marie Listen, of
Goal Fish, of Lmt S.
Minnie Fisher, of Clyde.
foregone conclusion that
dertake to become so pol
next. Not only would that tJ
for us, in the United States,
take it that it would be rJ
for the republics south of
That they're no wish to
manized'is the inference dd
the state department from
al recent news items iron
TVTqtio ova VtiTcior ffinn
else in Argentina, under
tion of Edmund von Thfl
fhori" omtinenrfnr in RnpnOS
It s understandable; tney
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menta fVipro TfipVre 1101119
southern .Brazil aiso,
t.imp nim flipv became
Streperous, but President
squelched 'em sumniar
they've stayed subdued
The Argentinos dont s
much foolishness, ; either.
tVo lnf war when I lived i
and the government deeHel
Here in tne unttea owves,
ed into a pest, we sent i
The Argentinos weren i
ttiof fKov mnmditsd their
an toTonif in flip RlO de U
They haven't marrooned A-
dor von Thermann yei.
or congressional invesuS-
ilar to our Dies committee,
tittle lafpf- hP Nazis 1
yanked down from over "I
solate, during an
demonstration uf Cordoba.
. HTt TTnunmv ODened
a Vnnlrpp and other
event of art attack on UJ
Americas, and urged w
f a! Am Oil IE.
Such happenings dont 4
i ovpr v Dro-rai'i uw,
mat tne prui6"-- j
w.UuSu, .o r , j
n m;Hpt. for 15 FH
mercial attache oi "
C onhoecv in IW"
under Nazi-aom, - i
a well-worked-out f
some oi ure nr- mij
it, but otners- i
s ones wouiu oe 'r ,
wouldn't like that.
us not wan "'"".v.,
. i i inn 01 '
into economic wn 1
it's an easy j"--in.
r. and Mrs. .Sjajy
, of a daughter,
the 9th at .n-
are: The ?rrc
North", and tw
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