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THE WAYNES YELLE MOUNTAINEER
Published By . '
THE WAYNESVILLE PRINTING 00,
Main Street Pbxma 17
Waynesville, North Carolina
The County Seat of Haywood County
W. CURTIS EUSS
MBS. HILDA WAY GWYN Associate Editor
W. Curtis Rues and Marion T. Bridges, Publisher
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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 9, 1941
Our County Farm Agents
While the citizens of Haywood County
will deeply regret to see J. C. Lynn, farm
agent for the past two years, leave his post,
they will be gratified over his promotion to
a larger field of service.
A program of agricultural progress was
well launched in the county when Mr. Lynn
assumed office as county agent. Without a
break in the work he caught the vision of
the job in hand and has carried forward in
a manner .that has won the respect and con
fidence of the citizens of the county.
When he was elected to office, he was not
the unanimous choice of the board of coun
ty commissioners, due to certain political
situations at the time. From the first his
position has been more or less vulnerable, "
but he has met the test. For the issues have
long since been forgotten in the steady
progress made in agriculture in Haywood
under his leadership.
The cooperation of J. C. Lynn and his co
workers, Wayne Corpening and L C. Reitsel,
has been marked by unusual harmony." The ?
three men have worked in perfect accord
and have shared the same ideas 'of service
to the people of Haywood.
It seems only fitting that one of them
should fill the position left vacant by his
resignation. Mr. Corpening has done splen
did work " as assistant county agent. He
knows the people, the county,1 and its needs
at this time, and we feel confident will carry
on the work in the same high standard set
by J. C. Lynn.
Beech Gap Tops Them All
To our way of thinking, one of the most
beautif ul scenic drive and mountain view
in all of Western North Carolina is Beech
Gap, just a little better than an hour's drive"
from Waynesville, out past Lake Logan up
through Sherwood Forest.
The drive to Beech Gap is alone worth
the trip, but the added pleasure of driving
four miles along the Blue Ridge Parkway in
that section, out past the Devil's Court
House and through the tunnel, adds even
that much more to the trip.
That section of this land of scenic won
ders has been neglected in our publicity
program. Other spots and trips that are not
comparable in what they offer to this one,
have been put "on the map" because of the
vast amount of publicity.
Waynesville and Haywood County are
missing a big asset by not telling the world
of the Beech Gap section.
And in the event you want a trip through
the colorful mountains, we recommend the,
26-mile drive to Beech Gap.
Haywood's Good Apples
Haywood's livestock are being pushed to
the forefront, our scenic beauties are con
stantly kept before the public, and our in
dustrial products are known far and wide
There is another item, however, that has
not shared in the spotlight and publicity
that we feel is rightfully due Haywood's
Not so many years ago, apples from Hay
wood won first place at the Internationa!
Exposition in Paris.
,-' During the past number of years, we have
taken the delicious fruit, which experts say
have a pleasing flavor not found in any other
apple, for granted and let the producers
market them as best they could. The pub
lic in general, many times, have even sough
out-of-state apples, feeling they were bet
ter than those grown in Haywood.
According to those who know, a better
' apple than can be grown in Haywood has
not yet been produced.
The farmers of Haywood County are to
be asked to step up on production of cer
tain crops, as their part in the great na
tional defense program of 1942.
This increase will mean a number of
things. It will mean that the American
people will give more thought to proper food
values to make them fit to meet the emer
gency. ; ; :''-.
It will make them more conscious of bet
ter and easier methods by which increased
production may be obtained.
' It will provide more jobs, for there will
be more work for the farmer and more la
bor needed to increase his crops,
In this county the farm agents are urging
that the production of milk be the major
point of the program. They advise that the
farmer make his first start by better care
of their present dairy so that it may reach
its capacity production rather than add to
the number of cows. In this there will be
a two-fold result, the farmer will reach top
production and at the same time learn to
make the most of his opportunities.
A Lesson For Tar Heels
According to reports given out by two
North Carolina officials who recently attend
ed a national convention of motor vehicle
officials in New Orleans, the people down in
Louisiana are not taking Army maneuvers
very seriously. .
They state that the civilians had the habit
of "lining up along certain roads like spec
tators at a football game". As a result of
this lack of observance of rules there have
been 78 fatalities among the soldiers and
the civilians up to last Friday.
They also report a case of three boys and
three girls who went driving down a high
way in the maneuver area and crashed head
long into a blacked-out Army tank. All six
Now here in North Carolina we expect
to have thousands of soldiers turned loose,
so to speak, on maneuvers, and this example
set by Louisiana civilians should be a warn
ing to us to follow all rules made by Uncle
Sam, as he stages this fake bit of warfare.
We Are Not Surprised
The local unit of the state guard gave
evidence last week at their first public ex
hibition of their marching ability under
Captain J. Harden Howell, that they are
taking their soldiering pretty seriously.
We were not surprised. These mountain
boys make soldiers that can take it any-
where and they are getting first class train
ing by a veteran who saw service on the
Mexican border and later faced the front
line trenches in France in the first World
War. Captain Howell has had experience
. in developing soldiers out of civilians.
Bear It In Mind
It seems that inquiries are daily arriving
at the Governor's offce down in Raleigh
about the official date for Thanksgiving in
North Carolina. Most people appear to have
forgotten that Governor Broughton an
nounced soon after taking office last Janu
ary that he would "follow the President's
proclamation and observe Thanksgiving one
week earlier than the traditional date.
It will also be recalled that last year Gov
ernor Hoey was one of the few governors
in the country who declined to fall in with
the President's new ideas.
But next year there will be no confusion,
for President Roosevelt has indicated that
he win give up the idea of the change and
go back to the traditional Bate. The new
date did not work, Americans are too steep
ed in their-tradition to meet such a change.
We like the way the average American citi
zen has shown his desire to retain the old
So bear in mind Thanksgiving comes this
year on Thursday, November 20th.
'The daring young man on the flying
trapeze" has his counterpart in the radio
propagandist who flies through the air with
the greatest of ease.
You can always tell a heathen country.
It's where they kidnap missionaries. In a
civilized country they kidnap millionaires.
The first board of education' we can re
member was in the neighborhood of three
M 4u A
H E R E and THERE
HILDA WAY GWYN
We have just been completely
disillusioned about something . . .
maybe we should not pass it on
i . it is about a remedy that we
have heard from childhood ... was
infallible ... to start at the be
ginning the soldiers in and around
'lamlet have been having trouble
with shakes . . . perhaps the dry
weather has had its influence . . .
at any rate, the State Museum was
asked to send informntion about
North Carolina snakes to the In
brarian in Hamlet . . . the museum
workers" merely pulled out a cir
cular . "Poisonous snakes in
North Carolina" and mailed it to
the librarian . . it contained
ample information about whether
or not the snake the soldiers had
stepped on "was a sistrurus mili-
arius (pigmy dwarf or ground rat
tler) . . . an agkistroden piscivorus
water moccasin, cotton-mouthed
moccosin or swamp lion) ... or
maybe a micrurus fulvius (harle
quin or roral snake) . . . then en
closed was another circular recom
mending nine first aid suggestions
. opening with . . . "Do not
run or do anything that will speed
up circulation; do not use WHIS
KEY . . . or other forms of alcohol
internally" . . . and all these years
we natives here in the mountains
have been using the possibility of
snake bites for an excuse to take
long some spirits fermenti on a
fishing trip ... in fact it is con
sidered positively imprudent to
risk one's life along the mountain
stream without abottle of "snake
bite medicine" : , . .
Those of us who live far from
the defense centers that are teem
ing with activity . . . in prepara
tion for war . . . feel somewhat out
of things . . . and are drifting along
in the usual manner in our daily
lives . the following from a
recent writer will give those of us
such localities . . . another
slant on our responsibility . . ,
"It may seem to you conceited to
suppose that you can do anything
important toward improving the
ot 01 mankind , . . but this is a
fallacy , . you must believe that
you can help bring about a better
world . . . a good society is produc
ed only by good individuals . . .
ust as truly as a majority in a
presidential election is produced bv
the votes of single electors .
everybody can do something-toward
creating in his own Environment
kindly feelings rather than anger
. reasonableness rather than
hysteria . , . happiness rather than
misery . . . the sum of such actions
makes the difference between a
good world and a bad world . . .
if you are an eminent statesman
. your world is large . . . if you
are obscure it is small, in one
case, you can do much . . . in the
other little . . . but you can always
do something" ...
It was interesting to watch the
expressions on the faces of the
visitors at the "open house" held
by The Mountaineer on Friday , . .
everyone seemed of one opinion . .
in that it took more time and
trouble to get out a newspaper
than they had ever dreamed . . .
and that printing was a much more
complicated process than they had
ever imagined . . . yet they did not
see all the work of gathering the
news before the stage of print
ing . . . for it would be hard to
picture all the human contacts
. . . that go into producing news . . .
We knew our flowers and grass
were drying up . . . thirsting for
refreshing rain . but we did not
quite take it in , that the dry
weather was spreading such a
complete blanket over the country
... until we read that at Mount
Holyoke College ... up in Massa
chusetts . according to News
week . . the president of the
college announced that ' as long as
the dry ' weather prevailed, the
girls must "keep laundry low and
take no showers or baths" . . .
but the Harvard College student
editors promptly offered to relieve
the situation bv firivine- "1.000
comely, if dirty girls, the use of
our showers" . . V but the Mount
Holyoke student government wired
back the following couplet of re
jection . . , "I he unwashed misses
regret . . . no real necessity yet".
A success story . contributed to
us by a reader this week . . the
corpulent self-complacent Irish
man sank into his most comforable
chair and remarked to his wife
. . . "Well Kate, me dear, life to
me seems to have been one loner
run of prosperity . . . first I was
plain Hooley . . . then I married
you and became Mr. Hoolw . .
then I was made Councilor Hooley
. . and later Alderman Hooley
. . to cap the lot . i". as I went
into church yesterday all the con
gregation with one accord rose
and sang , . : 'Hooley, Hooley,
It you were to be tent to
desert island and could have your
choice of only three books to take
with you, which three won Id yon
Frank Ferguson, Jr. "I would
take the Bible, a collection of
modern poems and Thoreau's 'Wil
Mrs. J. Howell Way "I would
take the Bible, a copy of the works
of Shakespeare and the dictionary.''
Rev. W. L. Hutchins "I would
take the Bible, David Copperfield,
and 'The Christianity of Jesus," by
H. Style Bradley. The latter came
out when I was starting out as a
young preacher and had much to do
with shaping my life."
Judge Felix E. Alley -"I would
take the Bible, a good compact his
tory of the world, and David Copperfield."
Mrs. Jimmy feal "E would
take a one volume edition of H. G.
Wells' 'Outline of History,' David
Copperfield, and William Durant's
'Story of Philosophy'."
Mary Mock "I would 'take an
unabridged dictionary, a copy of
Shakespeare, and a book of Ogden
Mrs. Clyde H. Ray (Caroline
Miller) "My choice would be the
Bible, "War and Peace," by Tol
tory, and copy of Rollins and
thology of World Poetry."-
H. C. Wilburn "I would take
the Bible, a standard American his
tory and a copy of Rollins and
By, CHARLES Psrrl
" AIM 1. . I
consular ..-.:r - M
- uvi 1 ie at
v , " OBt
that manv i.,u i
becoming' " ..'N
ments to 'em or, U?j
lost their patrona. 1
Commerce S.. .
tin. tl, 4u . r.'i
"eu a scheme
Most Of thfl'imi...
by export house, n...
d. , . " UittL
ly all of the country'', bif.
are so hnsv .l 61
deliveries to the exporuJ
- But L Secretary Jone,
that there are about 15
noroft'iiAl.. - 11 1
don't produce war , J
turn out the kinds of M
mat me Latin im..;
ciamonng lor,-Jesse's i,
ougn survey made and
complete list of the
lows. No such list ever
available before and the
middlemen appear t )
more or less unconsciod
Ana, relative pewees u
it's Jessee's iudpmpnt i
bined their productive vJ
approximately equal thJ
comparatively few big 01
His idea's to have
Americans turn their or
our consulates in their vi
cinities, to have the cons J
ward 'em to suitable Y4
porters, and then to k
porters submit 'em to ki
mental clearing house, j
its master list, will place
the right smallish macJ
These, having done the
processing, will ship thJ
good to the exporters,
turn, will forward 'em
ui course a very coi
personnel will be requin
ele this joH' Jesse has dra
a' stafl of experts to it
"for the duration ." Hon
suls, vice consuls and w
attaches will be the hub
fit. They'd be the whole
cept that there aren't
'em to get away with it
after their other duties.
And here's where the
reshuffling fits into the p
A lot of our consulate!
and plaint consulates
closed throughout Axis-J
Europe and a sizable
consuls general, plain tn
mere vice consuls are
what was going to becd
Jesse Jones knows. He'
incorporate 'em into hii
A good many membei
Latin American stalls 1
will be called home for W
ity in connection with t.j
They'll be familiar wil
American conditions m
vice will be valuable. But
their Latin-American posj
he refilled. TM
just the berths of the e
from Europe. Mot omj 1
hA nn redunduncy of 1
be a scarcity. When
perhaps they'll be reiui
rone. but. at any rate,
provided for, for the m
T4- WanfAllaKpd that
amount of rationing H
Jones to IW -K
Tha icnnn- small fH
tire outDOt can't be drairi
export Latin AmencasW
would mean famine t3
ian consumerdom. rH
t, it will be pincneo "i
and that, on the opW
Latin America wonn-
in thp market lor.
to Jesse Jones' dearml
j;.fo q fair division.
Tn.iHitallv. Jesse nS
ities witn out
1 j .nnritt seekers.
The defense w r
Jesse's sure to dema
even break for n
export program. .
1 j. .mpthinif,
aemanua v w
easy cabinet member
Judge Frank 1 Smathers "I
would take the Bible. Robinson
Cruso, and "Gone With the Wind."
W. C. Allen "I would take the
Bible, Tennyson's poems, and
comprehensive history of the Unit
Letters To The
Editor The Mountaineer:
Last week in my letter to vou.
Mr. Editor, I said that in addition
to the "ragged, filthy, ignorant
people who throw trash on the
streets I had seen beautiful girls
ana intellectual men and women
doing the same thing". I'm sure
that it was only by accident that
you left the -mew out. I do not
want them to imagine that they
are the innocent creatures that
the error made them seem to be!
We have thousands of citizens
in Haywood who would not think
of littering up their pretty eotm-
iry town and in my fifty and
more years around Waynesville 1
aave actually seen one man pick
ing np papers along the sidewalk
and that was the tombstone-man
"Jim Boyd's erravevard" below
tne r irst National BankI
MRS. W. T. CRAWFORD.
BRUSH CUSHIONS FALL
BOUNTIFUL. Utah Because W.
vy brush cushioned the fall, W. L.
Thomas and three passengers in
his automobile escaped injury, al
thoughJhe car tumbled down a 300
foot canyonside. Only two windows
HURT BOY PLEADS FOR SAFE-
KANSAS CITY A most effec
tive picket for the neighborhood
safety campaign was Jackson
Cable. 14. whose left leir i in
heavy cast. Up and down the street
ne walked, carrying a poster pro
claiming. "Children ShnnM n
Seen Not Hurt." His skull and
leg had been fractured in an au
tomobile accident August 7.
YOU'RE TELLING ME!
By WILLIAM RJTT-
CeatrtJ Prtss Writer
THERE la a cosmetic short
age In England and it's Grand-
PPPy Jenkins who says he feels
sorry for those women who. as
result of that scarcity, must ap
pear in public with finger nails
that look like finger nails
The Mt ot scallops, we retd.
is determined bf studying tbeir
eyes. Unable to tell a lie. no
doubt, without blinking
Philadelphia, says a tourist
folder, la a city of scenic value.
We've noticed Its ball clubs fur
nish plenty of background for
the other major league teams.
. ' f, ) .:
An eight-week-old baby haa
considerable mental capacity,
we read But, unfortunately, it
doesn't compare to Its terrific
There are SO ways ol getting
a headache, notes a medical
writer. Zadok Dumbkopf says he
can think ol more than that end
tber i' "W WM P'pet read
ing . "Please remit."
. Putting a paper bag over one's
head Is said to be a good cure
for the hiccups. Not taking the
bottle out of the paper bag is a
good preventative for saics,
A psychiatrist says that when
you've got the blues Just recite a
short poem you ve memorized
The Idea being, we imagine,
you U be cheered up by the con
viction you could have written a,
FREEDOM IS MADE OF SIMPLE
STUFF . - ,- 7-
(Louisville, Ky., Courier-Journa)!
From the archives of broken
peace we are bringing out old
words and dusting them oft for use
again as shining lanterns to lead
us through the darkness of an
Words like freedom, j'ustice and
truth all 01 them hard to define,
none of 'them used more frequently
man xreedom. "
You cannot say what freedom li
perhaps in a single' sentence. It
is not necessary to define it. It i
enough to point to it.
Freedom is a man lifting a gate
latch at dusk ahd sitting for a
whila on the porch, smoking his
pipe, before he goes to bed.
It is the violence of an argument
outside an 'election poll; it is the
righteous anger of the pulpits.
It is the warm laughter of a girl
on a park bench.
- It is the rush of a train over the
continent and the unafraid faces
of people looking out the windows.
It is all the howdys in the world,
and all the hellos. . '
It is Westbrook Pedler telling
Roosevelt how to raise his children;
it is Roosevelt letting them raise
It is Lindbergh's appeasing voice
raised above a thousand hisses.
It is Dorothy Thompson asking
for war; it is Gen. Hugh S. John
son asking her to keep quiet.
It is you trying to remember
the words to The Star-Spangled
It is the sea breaking on wide
sands somewhere and the should-
. 1 . tnin SOPH
ers 01 a m
It is tneir "-t-with
and the dirt
It is the absence fWk
at the sound of .PgJ;
steps outside you'
It is your no'V:
u. .,s ,.L- nn doinf- J
cannot help '"'
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