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THE WAYNESVILLE MOUNTAINEER
THE WAYNESVILLE PRINTING CO.
Main Street Phone 137
Waynesville, North Carolina
The County Seat of Haywood County
W. CURTIS RUSS ....... . J Editor
MRS. HILDA WAY GWYN .... Associate Editor
W. Curtis Russ and Marion T. Bridges, Publishers
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North Carolina J
NATIONAL 6DITORI AL-
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 1941
Still Carrying On
We congratulate the American Legion on
the well planned and executed program which
they sponsored on Armistice Day. It was
impressive coming at this critical time.
These men who gave their services twenty
five years ago are still carrying high the
torch of patriotism. They are still march
ing in the front ranks when their country
Even though the cause for which they
made their great sacrifice "to make the
world safe for democracy", was apparently
lo9t, a3 evidenced in the present raging con
flict, they are not bitter. Their f.aith in
America is undimmed, and they are showing
the younger generation their, duty. They
are teaching an appreciation of loyalty to
country in demonstrations such as were held
They are still confident that the Ameri
can way of life is the best and that to keep
our heritage, we must be willing to pay the
price, that nations from time immemorial
have been called upon t&&ay. :'y
Paid Into Haywood
In around five years approximately $461,
126.54 has been distributed in Haywood
County through operation of eight of the
ten divisions of the Social Security Act, from
its beginning through June SO, 1941.
Nearly a half million dollars is hard for
most of us to visualize, for the 12,000 checks
for this amount would make a stack higher
than the tallest man in the county.
This amount distributed here in the coun
ty to our own citizens is more than three
times the total of taxes collected in the town
of Waynesville in a year.
For old age assistance, help to needy
residents past 65 years of age, in the past
four years Haywood County has received
$201,042.40 in checks to its citizens.
Aid to dependent children has amounted
in the same period to $61,679.90. Aid to
the blind in the past 48 months has been
$16,419.52 in the county.
Chairman Fletcher states that in other
divisions of Social Security Act the county
has received $386,995.19. The Haywood
Health department has received $13,475.60
for maternal and child services ; $11,042.91
for crippled children; and $44,160.50 in pub
lic health work; and in vocational rehabili
tation approximately $5,454.54.
We were . attracted by an editorial in a
recent issue of the Reidsville Review about
what England needed most from us just
now. The editor pointed out that it was not
uniforms, but overalls that England wants
from us now. That she 'needs the work of
tur hands, the materials of war that we
produce by remaining in factories and
sweating over the job. That is what we have
been trying to produce.
We have been slow in getting underway
to assist England by means of our nation's
overalls. But a boat, a tank, an airplane
aren't built in a day. Time is valuable and
it is a real task getting the defense materials
turned out as rapidly as they are required.'
Gearing the machinery, oiling the wheels
for a speedy, output does take time. The
problem of striking: labor is not a minor is
sue. But, according to the Reidsville Review,
"we have donned the overalls and we will
produce as best we can and . our best has
been found to be successful in the past."
And Still They Come
October broke another record in travel in
to the Great Smoky Mountains National
Park, according to official records issued by
the Park Service.
Travel for October of this year amount
ed to 43 per cent increase over October of
1940, with a total of 120,911 persons iri 39,
315 vehicles. Of this number, 54 per cent
more from other, than the local states of
Tennessee arid North Carolina, was recorded.
The visitors were from all 48 states, Dis
trict of Columbia, Alaska, the Canal Zone,
South America, Cuba, Panama, England,
Mexico, Alberta and Japan.
Tennessee led with 41,469 visitors in 11,
916 cars, and North Carolina beat Ohio for
second place with 13,641 persons, against
12,269, but we fell down on the number of
cars, Ohio had 4,420 against our 4,151.
We evidently pack up our cars more,
But we are glad to see that North Caro
linians are taking more interest in the park,
for in comparison with other states nearby,
our average number of visitors is not some
thing to be especially proud of, when we
consider what the park means to the state
"ENGLAND EXPECTS EVERY MAN, ETC!
On behalf of, the citizens of Haywood
County we welcome Ambassador and Mrs.
Daniels back home from more than eight
years spent in Mexico.
When we give such a welcome in Haywood
County, we do not mean we welcome them
back to North Carolina and Raleigh alone,
but also to their summer home here at Lake
We hope to see a great deal of Mr. and
Mrs. Daniels in this section. We understand'
that Mr. Daniels plans to spend most of
his time writing, and we hope that he will
seek his mountain home in the summer
where he can enjoy refreshing, cool days
for his work. He will find a 'warm place in
the hearts of Haywood's citizens for him
and his family.
The government is asking that persons
who have scrap iron in cast off machinery
or any useless form to collect and sell to
some designgecWbuyer, as this country is
in need of such materials not only for the
defense program, but also for the manufac
ture of farming implements.
They are asking, however, that in in
stances where the apparently cast off pieces
are being saved to be used as spare parts,
that they not be sold.
There are few homes around where there
are not some worn out iron or steel articles,
so here is another opportunity to serve your
country, and also derive a small enumera
tion for your trouble.
So we advise you to look about the barn
and down in the basement for that broken
grate, plow, and other old iron articles that
we feel sure you will find.) It should be a
relief to get rid of them, for no doubt they
have been termed by you as "useless junk"
" uxwiia KUSS
Bits of this, that and the other
picked up here, there and yonder.
; r 1 1 1 -
Do you think the average jury
reaches its verdict by the argu
ments of the attorney or by the
actual evidence of witnesses?
Ernest J. Hyatt "I would say
that in the majority of cases by the
evidence of the witnesses."
W. L. Mehaffey "I feel that
most of the members of the av
erage jury reach their verdict by
the arguments of the lawyers.
Mrs. N. M. Medford "I think
that the evidence of the witnesses
influences the majority of the
members of a jury. I would hate
to think otherwise, because the
lawyer naturally is going to present
his side of the case.
HERE and THERE
HILDA WAY GWYN
Earl Messer "I feel that a jury
reaches it verdict by the arguments
pro and con based on the evidence
' , . -. - ' ' John R. Hipps "There is no
We were waiting in a small something to interest to .... . and Anht kt ; that. thB wirier.,. nf tv.
room on the top floor of the court- we did . . . we had time to study witnesses as a whole has greater
nouse . . . the view is always lm- tne oDiects on tne tapie mat we naa wpitrht with a iurv. but on thi
pressive ... but at this season seen before ... but not with see- other hand there are lawyers who
it is a thing of flaming beauty ing eyes . . . the names on the have great powers of argument,
as iar as tne eye couici see ... bottles of nail polish became an and this does have effect."
towering mountains . . . covered absorbing matter ... being a con-
with trees . . . painted with tints servative . . . and asking for the Thad N. Howell 'The eviden-
that man with all his mixing of same old color each time . . . we dence of the witness, or it should
"olors cannot surpass in harmoniz- had lost sight of the number of be.
ing shades ... an inspiring sight varieties it takes to satisfy the. -.
we always feel somewhat feminine tastes . . . ' Thad O. Chann I believe that
awed ... with the sheer beauty of , - - .in the majority of cases the ar
our landscape when we vision it' MrS- James telJs U8 that colors guments of he attorneys have
from a high altitude . . . human ;- . .w ju, greater weigni witn me average
frailities seemed a million miles aa n ; Juryhat the evulence of the wit
away . . . and then Our thoughts SOr" and "Coronet" ... are what .
snapped back into another channel the -irlg UBually call for after ! j Yat Biievi think it all de
as clean as if cut with a knife . . ..fortv . ' . and before thev
: i . . m . w - - " yciiuo uu uic ia w v ci uuu mo aiKU'
we were suddenly transported into 'twenty , but that the gala from entB mi evdece of thft
another world ... when we heard twenty to fortv eet very darinsr - anA t ,nnW n -it.
ah officer say ; . . "Mrs. Gwyn, with coiorg and they like 'em ;-hont Mtv.Mtv in whiph hn th
here's the prisoner."
As we plan with care our program for
'Food For Defense", we read with interest
and a better understanding about how the
English people are plowing up their much
Since the beginning of the war we art
told that four million acres of grasslands
"have been plowed up and planted, for ac
cording to David Lloyd George, food won
the last World War and history may be re
peated... f. .
This does not mean that only grasslands
on farms alone have been plowed up, but
recreational centers, and it is said that even
Hyde Park, London's pride, has been plow
ed up for cultivation.
Of the 37 millions of acres in England
and Wales, 30 millions are devoted to farms,
producing in ordinary times enough food
to feed half the population of Great Britain.
In comparison it is said that England does
a much better job of feeding her 45 million
people with its 30 million acres and 13 mil
lion people than New England, with its 39
million acres and eight million people.
All of which should show us how much
we have to learn in this country about in
There is no doubt about who's the best
man on earth he'g the fellow your wife could
have married, but didn't.
Further progress in the making of cloth
out of milk is reported. Perhaps the richer
fabrics will be made of cream.
He was so young
teen he told us , . . we felt like house Rtose
crying out and saying , , . "Son,
how could you have done such a
thing . . '. not only to this man
who paid the price of death . . .
but also to yourself . . . who will
pay another price . . . maybe the
kind that many dread more than
death" . . . but we brushed such
aside ... it was not burs to judge
. . . but to tell the story . . . it was
all in the day's coverage of the
news . . . maybe that is one reason
reporters are so dogged tired at
the end of their working hours
if they take their jobs seriously
. . . their emotions run the gamut of
the news . . . they rejoice with
happy endings and their sympathy
runs away with them when they
contact a life that has taken a
course into stormy weather . . .
bold, firey and dark ... that is, ; greater influence,"
of course, generally speaking . ., .
one of the latest numbers is Hot-
. and that very
C. B. Russell "I would say the
evidence of the witnesses." .
dark color that is so striking is
"Black Mask" ... qthers in this
group are "Mahogany", '.OaVen
Red", and 'Scarlet Slipper" . . .
ome of the inbetweens are "Sun
Rose," "Pink Garter", "Savoy,
"Pink Lemonade", "Jueltone 1
and 2, Suez, Red Dice, Bravo,
Red Punch, Hot Dog, Cafe So
ciety, Rosy Future, Candle Light; tor of death ray, dies,
. . . and Cherry Coke ... a very I . .. -
popular shade . . . just take .your ' Loss of husbands stirs Japan to
choice, boys . . . debate widows' remarriage.
JOINS INTERNATIONAL CLUB
Among the 17 new members re
cently taken into the International
Relations club at Woman's College,
Greensboro, was Elizabeth Glavish,
of Waynesville. j
Harry Grindell-Matthews, inven-
Letters To The
Editor The Mountaineer: . Editor The Mountaineer:
As a supporter of the Chamber I Am sure you wUl be glad to pub
of Commerce for years, also a',Hsh the resolutions as passed by
supporter of any proposition that ' the Society for the Preservation of,
could bring to this section more North Carolina Antiquities at our
visitors or pay rolls, I feel justified meeting m Asnevme uctoDer is.
in raisine a comDlaint a to the ', Mr. Wilburn has spent many
We don't want history to repeat
all the things that happened dur
ing the first world war . . . but we
do wish that somebody would write
a song . . . that would express
. . the kind of stirring things
. . . or perhaps we should say
appealing things . . . they did back
in 1917-18 . . we thought the when hundreds of foreign car, are
music by the band was fine . . , passing this way.
it sounded a patriotic note to i ,
the going away of the largest ' If the action were necessary be
group of the draftees yet to leave ca.use shortage of funds, then
at onetime., . but we wished for why couW we not dose in Janu
a song like ... "It's a long, long d February of next year
way a-trailing into the land of 7"e" lnere 18 pracucauy no irai- . aa he ha3 done in the pagt we can.
my dreams" . . . or "Pack up your not afford to stand still and not do
troubles in your old kit bag" . . . This to me is one of the most ' our part in helping preserve the
we have commented on the sub- unwise actions that could have early history of this section. The
iect before . . . is it that Hitler been taken and every member of cooperation of every citizen is urgv
has crushed something . : . that j he Chamber of Commerce should ed to help in locating historical
even we in America have felt . ... ,nterested enough to see to it sites, preserving early objects used
inaisucn snoum not happen again. jn the home, on the farm or the
I, for one will not support the j mill. Old homes, schools, churches,
Chamber of Commerce longer, if old letters, books, papers, maga
we must close its doors at a time zines or ballads,
when the most good could be done. 1 The citizens of Waynesville and
Very truly yours, Haywood county will be glad' to
H. L. LINER, Sr. know that the historical committee
action taken by the present board I yeSj collecting historical ob ecte
of directors of the Chamber of I and documents to be placed Tin a
Commerce in dispensing with the mVse.? LZ
services of the secretory at a time I ?d2
this section owe him a great debt,
so great has been his interest in
establishing such a museum that
he has often over taxed his physi
cal strength. While Mr. Wilburn
will not be able to give of hia time
and that we cannot rise above it
, . ;. and liven up ... or express our
sentiments . . . it a bit of popular
song . . . or is it the aftermath
of the jazz influence? . . .
The list of the boys leaving
Friday contained a number of
names long associated with Hay
wood county history . . . some even
back to the American Revolution
. . ..long before this section was
settled ... but came here later
as pioneers .... many of those
names were among the ones who
answered the call of the Confed
eracy and the old South . . . others
who joined the colors in the Spanish-American
war v . .' and then
those who were in the last World
War ... old familiar names in
Haywood county . . .
1 m sorry preacher J
" far as I am goZ iA
tain -outi, : . U
thinb ooH -r' 13 t0l
This is whataBantiM
named Compter, heard j,
m the late sixties, as
StODDpH . M
loaded the minister'. 1
. "But Mr driver, you
hfilll no rr rf
' . " V"niy, North ,
SoUt. r' im
----- ....a iraij here
- xarrner and
vu .ow, the di
i-y, ivev. mr, compto,
family unloaded their
.u.fc oi meir contempl.
y "w Dys on ti
-o a six-year-old short
youngster, known -
Compton, of Saunook
story as if it had hann.
day, and as he looked fj
uyoerve nis uth birthdi
"Pop" lived in rh. wJ
for a number of years, thJ
few years at Clyde, venJ
the Saunook settlement 1
ao iib put ii, -iound a gil
pretty well, and have bJ
rop aon t look like
80, and when told that
oacK with the quick answ
was not a nitrht nrowU
kin anybody. I'm in bed
unless I go to church
at day break. You'll U
time on those hours." he
At the Rotary Cluh k
the subject ud for discJ
traffic violations, which bl
the mind of W. H. F. if
story of the magistrate, v
ed out that the "law sav
you find the defendant nil
fees as jurors will be M
but you should find the
not guilty your fees wiD hi
Now retire and render i
And speaking of traffic 4
the story is told of a voli
a nearby town, away ii
electric traffic light werJ
stalled,. It seems that on
ticular day, the tall i
standing in the middle of
trying as best he could to
with the light in directiJ
Down the main street
farmer with a wagon loai
The farmer, as was his
called to his team to d
whereupon the policemail
Hey, you! You can't ml
The farmer still hadn't
traffic light and the lit
hanging underneath wbi
"no left turn."
"If you'll get out of m
think I can make it.
down from his perch on t
hay, as he yanked the if
started his team to the
of the street
The dumfounded police
ed a moment, then drew
sidewalk with tobacco joi
pered to himself: "Dan?
People who walk sloM
to themselves always pi
riosity. I wonder if they
ing, or practicing P4
are going to make wnen
to where they are going.
THt OLD HOMt fOWN Bv STANLEY
No wonder the cosmetic com
panies have made such big for
tunes for their owners ... during
the week we treated ourselves to
he luxury of a manicure at a
beauty shop . . . we were what
they called in such circles "squeez
ed in" ... that is Mrs. Owen
James ... the operator . , . would
-top ever so often and work on
mother patron t . . our fingers
being more or less "half finished"
. . . and we were unable to reach
anything to read we had to find
1 1 1 1 i - i
. MANPS OFT TAATAV?1 (yp. ovewSiT COM ieSMT Y
IVf OT fOU f "2 P. I -'STEM TO
TTs coveeoii I f? k--frr8" B.RUSH I
s7TT sS ? BAN6 !( J pbW Of l
WIPOWI PKUt MOUSe, KUIMTO TO I 1 VoC
hew Kescua kA-ra last himt I Wt.
A Wavnesville colored q
had rather hunt than eat
which is putting it in no 4
terms that he likes tw
Dasture last week, aa '1
almost dragging the rl
st.ppn was the hill. He
heard somethinf? like the si
of a f reie-ht feoing off,
ed to find himself lookinrl
the eyes of the meanest "
svpr epn. He reatu
pick up a rock, but no 1
kness gave way, and heiel
ing. 'He looked up
hull tnok three steps for8
man uttered a sincere pi
tween his quivering W
Telling of the incident
UT J Ion.: til .tlie 4
saia: i uc-i"ic .
was the most livestoclc J
;- nlare in a
BCCllj til f
in Raleigh now has authj
proof of the surrenae. ,
James U. marun i
era North Carolina a
May 6, 1865. Tne -
Th,. names of history
;0t,-os and lntf
ens will be gladly 5
Dr. C. C. Crittenden I
A. Gosney, of Ra J
H. Pratt .Chape--,-ifor
Mr. H. C. Wilburn ;
rr -itfiiiA r a
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