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THE WAYNESVILLE MOUNTAINEER
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THURSDAY, AUGUST 14, 1941
Go On the Farm Tour
Country folks often come into town and
they have a pretty 'good idea about how the
people in the communities live. Much more
than the people who live in the towns do
about the rural folk.
A farm tour of Haywood county offers
not only an interesting experience, a beau
tiful drive over some of the out of the way
roads off the beaten path, but real instruc
tion as to what is taking place in the rural
You may have been on the annual farm
tour, but even so there will be something
new this year. There always is, from year
to year. The Haywood county farmer no
longer relies on the methods handed down
to him by his father and grandfather. He
is looking ahead. He has learned through
experience that scientific farming pays. He
has learned that he gets returns from new
methods, sufficiently so that he is annually
improving his farm and his property.
The farm woman is just as interested as
you who live in the villages in the most at
tractive way to plan her curtains, She no
doubt has given more thought to her kitchen
than you have. You might be surprised to
find out how many interests you have in
We know of no finer way for the town
people and the country to get acquainted
than through the farm tour. Take the day
off and join the tour and see for yourself
the great transformation that is taking place
right here in Haywood county.
A Popular Suggestion
We read with keen interest that President
Roosevelt in his suggestions regarding the
tax bill made a plea for simplifying taxes on
incomes so that the reports could be made
out at the local postoffice and sworn to be
fore the postmaster.
One writer insists that the reform is long
overdue and should apply not only to those
whom President Roosevelt proposes to tax
for the first time by lowering exemptions,
but also to those now paying income taxes
in the lower brackets on even to the top.
It was pointed out that there is no reason
for the average taxpayer being required to
employ assistance or spend hours of his own
time filling out an income tax return on an
average income and there is still less reason
for an average taxpayer not being sure after
his return has been filed that he has been
altogether fair either to the government or
tQ himself. '-
It has been suggested that it might be
" well for Congress to pass an income tax law
which members of Congress themselves could
observe without obtaining assistance.
With life daily becoming more complicat
ed by the increasing problems we sincerely
hope that Congress will see that the Presi
dent's suggestion is written into the new
tax bill in plain language leaving no doubt
,&s to its simplicity, so that the citizens may
be relieved of this annual "pain in the neck"
at the income tax return season. 1
Need For Organization
It was necessary to have a peace time
draft to increase the men in the army and
navy to bring both branches of the service
up to the needed number in an emergency
defense movement. The citizens of this
country as a whole were not over enthusias
tic in the beginning, but now it is taken as
a matter of fact that a necessary measure
to meet the present critical situation be en
acted. The trend of the economic battle front
looks as if it might need the same kind of
treatment. It looks now that it might be
necessary to draft sonv rules and regula
tions and not depend upon a voluntary sys
tem to meet the crisis.
-Prices are soaring and in some cases there
seems to be no legitimate reason for it. The
price control legislation now before Congress
should not be delayed in taking action.
People after all are only human, but we
have noticed that in this country if directed
properly the American citizen arises to meet
the demands made upon him and gives aid
in working out current problems.
We feel confident that if Congress will
work out the economic problems now facing
this country and present the situation with
in reason to the people, that they will fall
in line and give it their support. " A delay
may prove disastrous, so we urge quick ac
tion. ; : .. , - :;. i'
A total of 48 counties has made plans to
join in the State aid program to libraries
which was established by the last session
of the General Assembly.
The realization of what a county library
means has gradually been growing in North
Carolina. Back in 1931 there were only 10 i
counties that were appropriating money for
the support of libraries as compared to the
48 today.- ,:
With the interest shown in the bookmo
bile brought here for a couple of seasons by
the Waynesville Public Library in coopera
tion with the WPA and the county we had
hoped that the county might feel inclined
to put up the required amount to participate
in the fund.
We understand that our neighbors out in
Clay, Graham and Cherokee have taken this
important step and are pooling their funds
for a mobile library unit. We look forward
to the day when Haywood county can count
among its many advantages a public coun
ty library. We believe if the "powers that
be" would take time off and study the rec
ords of the local institution and its circula
tions each month, that they would be able
to find a niche in the budget for this service.
BE 51 RErnots
The information given in a story released
by the management; of the Hazelwood Mu
tual Cannery last week was proof of the
necessity for conserving food, perhaps more
convincing than any government bulletin
has been. -.
In the beginning of the year the county
farm agents and the county home demon
stration agent urged the people of the coun
ty to plant and can in larger quantities than
they had ever done before to meet the in
Many situations are entering into the in
creasing need for conservation of foodstuffs.
The government comes into the markets as
an old buyer, who wants more food than in
years gone by. There is the matter of sup
plying England with food. There is cost of
distribution which is gradually rising.
Take the industrial centers in the defense
production areas, where large quantities of
food are needed. Take the farmer himself,
he feels the higher cost of production, as
well as the effect of higher taxes.
So what you can't eat in your garden this
summer put in cans for the winter. You
will feel well repaid next January for the
hot hours spent over the canner processing
There was something so eternally
feminine about the mad rush for
silk stockings . . . after the black,
out was declared on hosiery ... ,
for the same women who stamp
eded the hosiery counters will be
among the first to wear "the new
cotton stockings" . . . if it should
come to that . '.' . just a pair of
silk stockings seem so utterly : in
significant ... in the face of the
gravity behind it all . . . but not
to a woman . , . such is her ever
lasting inconsistency . . . it is said
that there was a supply of stockings
on hand in the shops that would
have lasted an average five months
. but not now . . . alter the
women all over the country elbowed
their way to the hosiery counters
to lay up stockings against the
day when the dainty sheers might
be unattainable ... at least things
are looking up for cotton . . .
we heard one sensible eirl say
. . "No I haven't bought a single
pair of stockings . . . and I'm not
going to . . . until I .really need
a pair , . . I'm just going to let
things rock along . . . who knows
I : may save . money by it . . . if
we can't get silk . . . we'll no doubt
wear cotton . . . and think how much
cheaper they'll be." ...
We Feel It
We may be far removed from the areas
that are booming from the defense projects;
but we feel it nevertheless. The casual sur
vey made of local business conditions last
week revealed that the reverberations have
We trust that it is not all due to this as
there have been new industries and new
business established in our community that
will keep the general uplift on a permanent
' basis. '. .
This country Has been slow in developing,
but now that it has been discovered by the
outside world and the goods roads have made
us accessible, we have faith enough in the
advantages we have to offer here to hope
that it is the beginning of a development
Many people would have more faith in
some of the leading isolationists if they had
not been so strongly partisan in favor of
Hitler and his Nazi gangsters and so hostile
toward England two years ago and four
HERE and THERE
HILDA WAY GWYN
appreciated the joke with the hos
pital staff, , . .
One of the brightest suggestions
we have heard . . to solve the situ
ation is to start a drive . . . as
was done for old aluminum . . and
gather up all the discarded silk
stockings . . ; tucked away in
bureau drawers . . . useless for
anything but "home wear" .
because of those condemning runs
. in fact, other silk garments
might be included . . . we are told
that it takes about ten. pounds of
silk to make a pilot's parachute
. nearly twenty pounds for the
"chutes" used by parachute troops
surely science could convert
the discarded silk hose and gar
ments into some kind of twist that
could be utilized for these patri
otic purposes. ....
' We would like to honor a person
this week .... whose modesty is
equaled only by her good works
. . . Lida Smathers Holtzclaw . . .
Mrs. Holtzclaw is continually try
ing to help somebody ....
spiritually . . . physically, and fi
nancially . . . ." by the merest ac
cident we heard much of her kind
ness to others . . . not from her
... but from those who have bene
fitted, by her thoughtfulness and
generosity ... ask her neigh
bors up in Balsam . . . ask the
churches in that section . . , and
you will get part of the story. . , ,
Briefs . . . ; Miss Mary Marga
ret Smith ,' ... county home demon
stration agent . .'". sighing over the
fact that her Haywood county wom
en lacked less than one person to
make thdm winners of the gavel
for largest attendance at the State
Farm and Home Week in Raleigh
. . . . congratulations to Captain
E. C. Wagenfeld and her Girl
Scouts for the whole-hearted way
they operated the dime board for
the ambulance for Britain . .'..Mrs.
William Dale, of Columbia, Tenri.
. . . the former Caperton Bowles.
j of Waynesville , . . seems to have no
acquaintance , with Father Time
. . town hall bustling with ac
tivity , . . Monday morning when
Treasurer G. C. Ferguson in
with all his books . , . . and
Perhaps one should not be con
cerned over the misfortunes of the
enemy . . . but the news of the
death of Mussolini's- son was very
depressing to us . ' .. he had known
nothing but war-. . ...as his father
had expressed it . ,. . he "bad lived
dangerously all his Efe' . . . his
first flight in an airplane was made
at the age of 9 year . ..at 22 he
was a pilot of distinction . . . . .
having fought in three wars . . . .
he must have been gallant, brave
and courageous . . .. qualities we
respect whether they be held by
friend or foe . .. . and underneath
the mask of Napoleonic resem
blance ... we feel sure that the
Italian leader is at heart a father
. who greatly mourns the loss of
his son. . . ; ',.;
Fight Sees Ickes
Bow To Knudsen
By CHARLES P. STEWART
Central Press Columnist.
OPM Director William S. Knudsen
won an important battle in his fitrht
with Interior Secretary Harold L.
Ickes when he knocked out the lat
ter' drive for total control of the
country's hydro-electric power. It
remains to be seen how successful
he will be in his struggle to defeat
Leon Henderson's effort to add pro
duction regulation to his Office of
Price Administration and Civilian
Supply's authority over the amount
of cash we have to pay for life's
Bill Knudsen had some help in his
resistence to Secretary Ickes' at
tempt. Harold had grabbed so much
already and has been trying to grab
so much more that he d antago
nized a number of departments
and agencies besides Bill's OPM
and they backed Bill up in his de
Harold's pretty potent just as in-
Who ... . .
.. .... o, mot:
you nrofcp ,1... ,m H
... ' " Uy
like to see pictures deiul,
war or Jr. m.
Mrs R. N. Blrb( .
torirnl n .,.. . . '
r"-i"ies and J ,
member the realities."
M. H. Bowlew
mov,es I go for entena" ,
I want to. laugh, r j
Mrs. Fred ll!r ...
the war in the
Mrs. John V d." I
hi,- : Mrr-i
cijr Billy ones.
31rs N. F. Lancaster-'!
ko io me movies F .
Zu. r!!"'! J
u ""torxea side in real !
Miss Bessie Bovdi
cal pictures anrf u. .
funny one, but I do not
the auditorium arriving for their
routine visit' at the same
time . ... visit " the draft
board office . . . and you'll be sur
prised to find what a busy place
it is ... did you ever see so many
tourists in town . .? , '. . and we
are still being urged by both local
people and visitors to agitate the
matter of benches . . . one Florida
visitor suggested they might lend
us some for the summer months if
we would ship them back for vthe
winter , . . at least it is something
to work toward another year. . . .
YOU'RE TELLING ME!
J. Yates Bailev "f ml
iure mat makes you n-l.vJ
get, We have ennmrk .
... .. " I
miug in me.-
Miss Emelvn Hv
all types of Dictures r.H (
ly enjoy the movies. I doJ
war pictures because they j
owijj u ininit.
. Mrs. Ralph PrevosU"!!,
ilous pictures. .1 dont r J
the movies, but when I do
to relax. I do not can I
; J. B. Siler "I prefer t
realities and to be strietlJ
-By WILLIAM RITT
Central Press Writer
THE POLES are getting the
real tough, break In the Russo
German conflict. They are fur.
mshlng the batUegrounds, but
are unable to collect any rent
from either side.
r ! !
Everybody love a winner
except, of course, those he plays,
'.. : t r r
There re 4.000,000 adult
American who cannot read ami
(this makes a congressman bap.
' I ! !
A Colorado man went to the
barber shop to get quick hair
cut and had not returned, his
wife complained, after 12 years. '
He must be a first-class listener.
V". i I t
Hero, we read, was tond of
dish resembling ice cream. Just
a drug-store cowboy, titer Mill
f ! t
Heating the earth electrically
promotes plant growth, says a
scientist. Hereafter, we may
have to shock the fodder twice,
-. ! "!
A snake's heart, according to
a natural history writer, Is lo
cated near Us head. This dis
pel an old illusion of ours that
a snake had no heart at alt
A recent incident from the hos
pital for Britain j maintained by
Americans 50 miles from London
. '...' shows that even in the
great crisis ... the English still
have their "slow sense of humor"
. , . all types of patients from the
bombed areas are sent to the hos
pital . ,v. one day a radio message
came . . . from London . . . . to
have everything in readiness for
50 patients , . . all emergency cases
. . . the doctors and nurses rushed
to make room for the fifty ... ex
pecting shattered and bomb shock
ed persons .... aviators . . and
other war victims . . . but when the
fifty arrived there was not one
among the type they had planned
for . . . : instead there arrived 60
smiling expectant mothers
gatnerea irom au over the city
oi L,onaon . . . sent to a safe place
o go down into the valley of
the shadow of death" ... to bring
ock a new me lor England
the story stated that the mothers
tenor secretary. Henaj.ii
lot to say about power tei
through his department'!
of coal and oil productioi
ever, this wasn't enough
He wanted to include hy
energy to develop it and
energy to develop it and
it out. It was a scheme
not only by Bill Knudsen.
the r ederal Power commis:
the Tennessee Valley Ai
also. He proposed likewise
charge of national transp;
a notion which set the Fede:
merce commission by the
well as the railroads, bus m
companies and steamboal
And he sought dominion
graph, telephone and radi
made the .'Federal Comraira
commission hot under lh
What '8 more, in times of e
cy, the war and navy dep:
sion among their prerogs!
Harold made TUDI soi
quite awhile he's been tryiri
the forestry bureau aivay
agriculture department, v
sequently is angry with h;
Well, what Bill Knudsei
to create a power unit,
Krug. of the Office of
Management, to stir np
more hydro-electric energT
it out, split up betwe
and civilian industries,
best precisely the job uV
had desired to become
And Bill's making his sf
nprhnns not so much
popular as because
much the other way.
inere s irossin ui
the effect that HaroU'i
been to make such "
himself that he'IIMw,,l
dentially nominated nflt
so, Bill's thrown a wreK
Not even Bill dispuio -
Henderson's the country j
Drice fixer. True, at v
quite generally asked
not he ran make his prW
tiVlc Hp has had to i- i
which have worked furp
not 100 per cent, and j
that his success pen;
shrink as the pinc
nu. T un would bw
ft UH .
ot,nritV. SO tMt
t-t.i Ar,-a.n hv force.
...... - Aetil thM
UVSOH - (
. It's when Leon
production of autos,
.... K rut do
taUment will pe" f.
"'Kin, - mj
can't be effected so!
armv of worker w ,
stunt, noi l."- f.
ited to price n"1
fact that Bill's ,P
tion expert, while W'
Another themes j
. (Contmnw "
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