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THE WAYNESVILLE MOUNTAINEER
THE WAYNESVILLE PRINTING CO.
Main Street Phono 187
Waynesville. North Carolina
The Count Seat of Haywood County
W. CURTIS BUSS
MRS. HILDA WAY GWYN
W. Curtis Russ and Marion T. Bridges, Publishers
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THURSDAY, AUGUST 21, 1941
Wheels are turning at the Rubber Plant.
Manufactured goods are being produced.
Haywood people have jobs. Thus another
dream becomes a reality.
On every side we have reports that this
is a record breaking tourist season. There
are many reasons given why this year should
have broken all past records, but even so we
cannot but feel that most of it has been due
to increased publicity of this section to the
outside world, and that much of the busi
ness is of a permanent nature.
We have heard many complaints regard
ing the hours at the Chamber of Commerce
office. The tourists are saying that the of
fice is closed before the real rush starts for
information in the late afternoon when the
majority of people are arriving in town.
Now this is not meant in any way as criti
cism of the officials or the secretary of the
Chamber of Commerce, but merely as a re
minder that a new phase of the tourist busi
ness has been developed and that it is up
to the community to meet the need.
As in business of every kind there are
changing tides so one has been reached with
our visitors. In the increased demands for
over night accommodations after closing
hours of the Chamber of Commerce it is now
necessary that the office remain open longer
in the evening to render this service.
Whole Time Service
We congratulate the board of aldermen
on the extension of the duties of Grayden C.
Ferguson, town treasurer, and also their
selection of Mr. Ferguson for the larger field
When a town arrives at the size of Way
nesville a full time manager is badly need
ed to have supervision of the municipal af
fairs. The various departments of work
need the correlation of services that only an
officer on a full time basis can give.
Running the business of a town the size
of Waynesville is a full time job within it
self and having one person in daily charge
will not only save money with one purchas-.
ing head but also should provide better
Defense Moves Up
To hear some persons talk you might think
that with all the defense program we are
not getting anywhere in preparation for
war if it should come to that. You hear com
plaints about how slow the government
moves about its plans. Maybe this is just
a hang over from a national habit. At any
rate after hearing a man discuss conditions
from this angle we picked up a report giv
ing facts relative to what had been accom
plished since last July.
Between July 1, 1940, and July 1, 1941,
the army jumped from 174,000 to 1,941,000.
From1 a mere skeleton of three and one-third
divisions, it jumped to four armies, nine
corps, and 29 divisions.
A year ago the air corps had 62 squadrons
of between 13 and 28 planes each. " Today
it has 54 combat groups of between 61 and
121 planes each. '
These facts should be encouraging for
they show that we are in earnest about de
fending this country and will be ready to
protect our own if i the occasion arises.
We were interested in both an editoria
and an article regarding the cost of build
ing and owning a home which appeared last
week in the Chapel Hill Weekly, well known
newspaper edited by Louis Graves, former
head of the school of journalism of the State
University who for many years was con
nected with several New York papers.
Arguments for building a home now with
the uncertainty of the costs in the future
were set forth against the increase of labor
and the prospect that lower prices would
prevail later were all included.
We have noticed that this matter of ac
quiring a home is more of a personal ques
tion that that of economic conditions pre
vailing either in the immediate section or
the country at large. When a couple reaches
'. the time they are ' ready they seem to go
ahead with the idea.
Certainly the higher costs of building are
not discouraging in this section, as new
homes are constantly being built and im
provements and renovations made on old
We liked Mr. Graves' summing up of the
situation in the closing paragraph of the
editorial as follows : "The man who is sure
he wants a home of his own had better go
ahead and build one. Going ahead now is
a gamble, but so is waiting. The span of
human life is none too long, and if a man
puts something off he is eager to do some
thing that is as wholesome and desirable as
owning a home he is losing something valuable."
vrlw , X TOLD HIM HE H
S ltKf' , - COUUD PUT UP HIS SIGN .
SyH Pr ON A FARM, IF HE'D IS
kiUla1A 2Z ADVERTISE PUREBREDS S2
1 . ALON3 WITH Hl
1 ADVANTAGE in i
f Raising- puSbs ;5f
EXAMINED AT A "jV
our side in P.:..- .
Germany, hag i ,
opinion .of Staling
Russia in general" K
State To Aid Of
As printed elsewhere in this paper. Gov
ernor Broughton's livestock program is about
to become a reality and not a promise. This
will be welcome news to Haywood County
stock men for while Haywood County has
never suffered for an outlet for her cattle,
additional marketing facilities are always
This agency can also be used in purchas
ing additional purebred animals and in im
proving our own herds. Again especially in
the spring there is often a scarcity of de
sirable cattle to graze and it is quite possible
that this new project may be of great- help
in securing stock cattle for those who have
pastures but are low on feed.
At any rate it is a progressive movement
and much good may come of it. ,
HERE and THERE
V. By "
HILDA WAY GWYN
It may be that a general sales tax in the
United States will be necessary in order to
pay for this war. But administration lead
ers in the Senate have acted wisely in de
cnning to consider the inclusion of such a
tax in the pending tax bill, which was too
small to begin with and was made smaller
by the House action in eliminating joint in
come tax returns for husbands and wives.
The revenue lost in that way be recovered
elsewhere and the time to consider a sales
tax, if at all, is1 only after all other available
sources of revenue have been exhausted.
It will take a long time for the Federal
government to pay for this war, but the
experience of North Carolina and other states
show that it will take even longer to get rid
of a general sales tax once it is imposed.
In our experience, advertising, month in
and month out, is like an onion sow the
seed and you hang around a long time be
fore it sprouts and shows up over the
ground. But stick around and in time you've
got something that's pretty strong. There's
another thing about newspaper advertising
in particular that makes an appeal to me
as the outstanding best advertising buy
and that's this: People remember most of
all they see we are an eye-minded, race.
Of course, you can't expect to expose an
idea all in a flash and expect everybody to
grab the idea and run for the product. That's
why you've got to stick to' an advertising
program and this should mean something
to those who hesitate to advertise, because
profitable results are not forthcoming im
mediately.; Edward J. Clarke in the Poco
moke City (Md.) Democrat.
Many people whb pass for optimists are
just too lazy to kick.
It is said that no one appreciates- the perils
of motoring quite as much as the pedestrian.
Nazi claims of great success on one front
are always encouraging. They are trying
to nide trouble on another.
. ... imagine such a change since
1910 . . , . the report further stat
ed that neither the county nor
Waynesville township had any
bonded indebtedness . . . which in
the light of today would mean
that things were at a standstill
. . . there were no improvements in
progress. . . .
She was six years old . . . her
eyes were shiny with pride as she
said . . . "I'm going to school . . .
and I am learning how to make
figures": . . . we talked on . . . .
we asked about her school . . ,
did she have 'to go far? . . . . and
her answer . . . "Oh, yes V . . I
even have to cross a highway" . , !
we lamented the fact and spoke of
how very careful one had to be I Ere another week sroes bv everv
about cars and trucks and so on j school house in Haywood county i initiative,
. and her face brightened up as
much as to say she had solved all
those kind of problems . . . and
she said . . . . "But you see a big
girl holds my hand when I cross
and then I always look both ways"
. . . . we have thought of that last
remark many times . . . a simple
childish statement . . , . but how
much it holds for the adult
and life in its intricate pattern
. . . for regardless of the protec
tion thrown about us . . . we must
look both ways in making de
cisions ... to avoid the traffic that
can muddle one's life . . . we must
consider both sides of a question
. . . for decisions crowd one's ex
istence ... new angles . . . new
phases come up to make each sit
uation and each problem a little
different to handle . . . than the
one so much like it . . . we faced
We were interested last week
in reading of the proposal by a
patriotic group of butchers at
tending the convention of the Na
tional Association of Meat Mer
chants in Detroit .... to rechris-
ten the hamburger to "defense
steak . . . now we want to vote
against such a change on the first
ballot . . it seems that the ham
burger originated in the Cerman
city of Hamburg . . . but it mat
ters not where it hails from, we
coniena that now this chopped
form of steak ..to popular . .
is as American as the soft drink
naoit . . we don't for n minn
fear that it's German name will
affect the public's demand for it
. -. in ract we are convincpri that
if we call a hamburger "defense
steak" it will result in confus
ion . . . and the majority of hambur
ger consumers would be suspicious
. . . and immediatelv ret tha
that something had been left out of
the old favorite . . . so we are for
keeping "hamburgers" out of the
will resound with the scuffling feet
of youth . . . starting another year
of work and preparation . . V full
of themselves . ; . and of the joy
of life . . . some merely counting
time , . . others for sake Apar
ents putting forth effort V T"J be
cause it is expected of then
and though we regret it . . we
fear only a small per cent very
seriously intent on doing their
level best for the sake of acquir
ing knowledge . . . and the teach
er's biggest problem . . . how to
inspire that thirst for information
. . . and what some parents expect
of a teacher is past all under
standing . . ii we have always held
that it is the parents duty to
instill that spark of ambition in
the child and the teacher's job to
keep that light burning . . both
are necessary in the life of the
child . . ..many a boy or girl falls
below average because they fail
to get at home from their mother
or father the proper attitude
toward school . . . they do not un
derstand that it is a
No Draft For
The Navy 9 So
By CHARLES P. STEWART
Central Press Columnist.
NAVY SECRETARY FRANK
KNOX remarked rather complain
ingly the other day that enlist
ments in his branch of our armed
forces lag somewhat in compari
son with the army's acquisitions
Well, isn't that natural? A blue
jacket's an enlistee. In order to
become one he's got to take the
He may prefer not to
Norman Caldwell, . J
gamp nninin. i i . '
-", out lor uu
sons I am more ,v !S
ward t,.. n -'M
do it, or the idea may not occur to
him. Prospective doughboys, how
ever, get pointed reminders from
selective headquarters. And,
whether they like it or not, into
uniform they go, provided they
can't give a good legal excuse for
exemption or deferment.
Army service is not optional with
an eligible youngster, as naval
If it were put up to me to take
my pick between the two, I'd vote
aminations given by the teacher
are only the first tests in a life
later, competition will be keener
. . for there will be more contestants
. ; t . the longer we live the more
we are impressed with a person's
attitude . . . you can't succeed if
you do not have the proper ap
proach .. . but even the child who
has been made ready . . . with the
desired attitude toward school and
study , . . must be understood by
reflected in after years
1 A 1
. . wuo must see oe
season of I yon the lesson the child . .
. that will surely be I 8nd what the knowledge acquired
ex- will mean to him. ; .
YOU'RE TELLING ME!
By WILLIAM RUT
Central Press Writer
We have been wanting f -.u
Eastern Carolina for some months
. . to see what it 1rlr. i;i..
have miUions turned loose in a
f!,jn u now 8ince w
talked with Josephine Coman Cook
. we are more anxious . to
go and see for ourselves than ever
oefore--. . . to hear "Joddy" tell
what has happened to the small
town of Jacksonville in which her
with the Farm Security Adminis
tration sounds like an ofd-fashion-ed
gold rush in the West . . i
SanTu. , theu'49er Uncle
aam is a lavish snemi. ,k.
ren t complaining for we'd rather
,,lMlvf" Potion than take
-T-v ....Ki nappen without it.
But then ther ho. v. ...
taking place right he ZZr'oZ
hZ ; not jn h a hurry
but over the years .. . as brought
to our attention by an old paper
found in the 7,,pa?.er
'J . . . It wan in j -
ninn i?ik. j T lne Cham
pion Fibre and Paper Company . .
Harden B. Moo who served m
SUr of deeds 20 year, wt "
, ' ; Property valuation fa
Haywood county was set at $3,674 -025
... and today it is saa.ooaow)
WHAT IS man's greatest In
vention? asks an editorial writ
er. Any brld can answer that
It's the can opener.
. ' ! !..;.
This war is becoming more
end more mechanised. The
newspapers no longer say any
thing about Trojan horses.
Two Spanish trains collided
head-on. baagte Europeans
retting klllea) tm such aa old
t : ' i
In ancient Egypt, according to
an archeologist, a man displayed
his grief by raising a beard. And,
no doubt, when his friend
viewed the result it waj their
turn to weep.
; I I. !
The most optimistic fellow,
says Zadok Dumbkopi. is the
college football coach who buys
a bouse lust off the campus.
A minor leaguo manager la
a dentist daring the off snason
Jnst the fellow, thinks Gnad
pappy Jenkins, to lead the New
There are 112 hidden taxes In
a pair of shoe, statistics show.
However. It's the pocketbooJc
and not the foot that f eelr the
changed my 0Dinin .i ,
t ,V . out I think.
" v." "Sams; Uermanj J
f.9BVIAn. V I
Biijr USB IOr Kliaci. L.
her winning against Gernm,
ra...:j i t
a.iu reiaman-"! thinl
uur own government i
have t.rt tnlayot.. .1 . -
mem, Dut wnen the w i
we want to lorget them."
Miss Lou Silverthore-.'
ibluih me same opinion at I
and Stalin. We could n
prove of Communism in i J
Roy Moseman "Xo, J l,
Changed my opinion, r
like Russia or Germany f,l
mawer ana i leel that they J
evils trying to destroy ecb
Mary Palmer "No, I tiJ
as I did of Russia and !
fore they joined Britain j
war for they have not i
Even though they are on t
I will never approve of wha
L. E. Hudson "I think i
I always have about Bos
Stalin, but of course 1 1
win against Germany."
Mrs. C. J. Rece-"I lil
approve of Stalin or RusikJ
would hate to see Gen
Dr. H. O. Champioi-1
have not changed my opiaj
Russia, but they do have i
army than I credited thetd
"OUT ON A LIMB"
for the navy every time. 1 j
have had a cracking enjoys!
nerience when I've been i
true, my voyages invamKj
been as a passenger. Posi
foremast hand's lot isn't fcl
ant. Still, even a gob gets I
and sees the world. It sin
has variety and color Al
isn't penalized, like a del
every time he hollers yoo-bj
It's suggested that ok
for a disinclination tovolunt
man-o'-war activity t I
belief that such fighting i
Sam's scrappers may
promises to be mainly on s
rather than on land.
Youths Disregard W
Parsnnallv. I dont W
the average 'enlisted W
ticularlv concerned as
chances of being perform
T.- a nnsineriuCl
..KfiQi xt-pitrhs with
papas and mammas, thotir j
uc iv . i
than twice as mujl
cans have been killed W I
automobiles, while tne
koon trnin? on, a! '
tiBh have lost m sailors i
r---- , Mf
An enlisted goo, -1
term of service -pretty
long pull i wf
with a landsman' select
m,i.h the latter's W
tended by the national erj
I t. uvolv that that 1
to the navy.
jacket's training .11
time than a aouKu- .i
six-year stretch 1
a candidate think twxM
v, .vral from the
u: Uvintr nn and IB
Selections into the
rt V IJ
necessai.t . . j
i . o-oTPcatioB 1
country a . ftrtt
c. ; a hanDens ""J
i ..4.-K- ant to 1
ne s e"cini'j
tunng " ;. ', aK
him Denina i,
ing to tne:iiv.w .
Pa can't P"tJ.
being selected, for
pulsory, f less f-J
local boards to besi
liDerai as Vv-
m . .OEM.
in narasnip v-7
In the last n.lP
th. hov has to go. 00
old man's objectk
in.. Rut the ST;
to enlist in the navy.
he sUys m the i ,
So that, .pi-.-- -
tt.. matter witn u .
,,v " h.
The navy, ; ,
ing up a c - ft
m -i. i. Winn , ,rm ..m j; ft ftfi ll
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