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THE WAYNESVILLE MOUNTAINEER
THE WAVNESVILLE PRINTING CO.
Main Street ' Phone 137
Waynesville, North Carolina
The County Seat of Haywood County
W. CUETIS EUSS
WES. HILDA WAY GWYN ... Associate Editor
W. Curtis Buss and Marion T. Bridges, Publishers
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TIIUKSDAY, DECEMBER 11, 1941
Haywood' and Henderson counties are pair
ed in the state senatorial district, which the
1941 legislature created. The two counties
wUr alternate' in nominating one of the two
senators, while the three remaining1 counties
in the district will alternate in naming the
This county gets to nominate the senator
for the, next term, and now that the formal
announcement has been made, this lets the
bars down for candidates to announce their
.intentions of ; seeking the nomination. The
second senator fa" to' come from Jackson,
. which ia paired; with Polk and Transylvania
in alternating every three terms.
Since. May wood last senator was from
Canton,'- the matter 'Could narrow down to
this eftd-ofj'thfe OTunt.'andia Waynesville
. rain would ..probably i be, a likely choice. In
fact,; a lot of groundwork has' already been
done by fe prospective ' candidate, and with
the .election .only six months off, it is not
any "too' soon; according to some political ex
perts, to get foundations built, and the seeds
of friendship planted.
' , . : . ,
It has started again robberies of sum
mer homes'.'1 Already this fall several homes
have been entered. One completely ram
sacked. It is generally, believed that young
transient thieves are responsible for most
of the breaking and entering cases. It is
a hard thing to cope with, but there are
very few things that can discourage the
building of summer homes more than hav
ing an epidemic of. robberies every winter.
, . From . present shopping activities in the
stores in the community, and from the at
tractive array of gifts,' it wQuld appear that
,rar; people ..will observe Christmas with all
. . This is to be accounted for in two ways:
.first the economic situation makes it possible
' for the people of this "section to enjoy the
material expressions of the season; second,
their enthusiasm is based on something far
deeper than material things. Underneath
is the unconscious joy of thanksgiving, of
appreciation of . the blessings prevailing here
in America. . ;
To enjoy this Christmas in America should
not seem a selfish gesture, but rather a spirit
of carrying on and making the most of the
privileges, a great nation has given to its
A Good Sign
Most people have seemed of the opinion
that last year was such an outstanding one
from the standpoint of the number of tour
ists that under the present emergency, 1942
would have to drop below the 1941 record,
but the travel in the past two months in
the Park tends to quiet all fears about the
coming yfearfs record.
The large increase in travel in the Park
: this yetfr over last is indicative of two things.
First, that business in general will be con
ducive to travel and second, that the Park
has become', one of the major points of
interest for the. sightseeing public from all
over thfs Jountry. ' ,
While a great deal can happen ere spring
and summer come again the signs look good
t at any rate for another record breaking
. stream of travel
We May Slow Down
T. Uoddie Ward, commissioner of the State
Motor Vehicle Department, is reported to
have a very definite plan about "laying a
new speed law in the lap" of the next Legis
lature, with "plenty of teeth".
Mr. Ward believes that speeding is the
chief explanation of the unprecedented in
crease in deaths on the North Carolina high
ways, which now amount to well over a 1,000
for the year closing.
He points out 'that in states -where they
have adopted legislation similar to his7 pro
posal, fatal accidents have dropped sharply.
Among the 35 states having specific limits
of speed, only two others are as high as
North Carolina, according to Mr. Ward.
They are Arkansas and Wyoming, anfi these
states are sparsely settled and have less
trafffic troubles than North Carolina.
South Carolina and Virginia, to the south
and north of us, have a 55-mile-per-hour
limit. In ten states the limit is 45, in eight
it is 50, in five it is 55, and in three it is 40.
Others have limits varying from night to
day and in special zones. .'.
The urgent need of the reduction of the
state speed limit of 60 miles was recently!
pointed out by Sergeant Jones and Patrol
man Roberts, who serve this area, and also
the difficulty of enforcing the laws already
on the statue books of the state, which Mr.
Ward likewise refers to in his recent state
ment regarding the new law.
We admit the advantage of all possible
legislation on the subject. It is a necessity
to have to hold over the heads, so to speak,
of the careless driver, but along with the
new legislation should go an educational
campaign impressive enough to convince the
public of the importance of preventive
measures. ' ... : '''.
This will not be an easy task, we admit,
for if the tragic toll of the paat few months
does not arouse them,, what will?, :
And last' but not least it might be a fine
plan to enforce 'more strictly the laws we
already have in North Carolina. , .
"THE SCARLET LETTER
wm&mp 1 ,4 i $Mwm
By W. CURTIS RUSS
Bits of this, that and the other
picked up here, there and yonder
What season of the year do yon
personally prefer lor a vacation?
Miss Margaret Terrell "Usual
ly, I prefer the spring, but this
year I would like to go to Florida
in the winter.'
G. C. Summerrow---"I believe I
would prefer the autumn on account
of the good weather." '
R. M. Waddell "I would take the
spring, because I would rather be
off from work then." '
State Forester Holmes
We noted with interest during- the, week
that State Forester J. S. Holmes, who has
held his post since 1915, and has the record
of having held a major State position longer
than any other, official on Capitol Hill, is to
have an assistant to help with the field work:
Forester; Holmes, a native of Canada, but
a loyal adopted son of North Carolina, has
done an excellent job during the past 22
years in which he has served the state as
forester. Prior to 1915 when he received
the title of State Forester he was connected
with the forestry division of the old Geologi
cal and Economic Survey located in Chapel
Hill, which he joined in 1909.
Only one other state forester in the United
States has served in one position as long
as Mr. Holmes and he is F. W. Beasley, of
Maryland, whose recoud is only a short
period longer than that of Mr. Holmes,
Mr. Holmes has seen the department in
crease from $3,000 annual expenditures, to
$150,000, and, the personnel from a half
dozen to around 3,500 on part and whole
time employment. ' .' ' .
A great many changes have taken place
m the state during his years of service.
When he first became forester it was the
booming days of lumbering when ereat
forests were lashed with little thought of
tne tuture or much, idea of conservation.
Quite a contrast to the work now of con
serving and reforesting and a better under
standing on the part of the citizens of the
state as t9 the value and proper treatment
of our natural resources. Here in Haywood
County we have a true picture of what has
taken place in the state. V.;,: " '
Mr. Holmes says, 'There is still much
to be done, since fire prevention is not yet
state-wide, and the amount of forest land
in public ownership is still neeliirible. with
the exception of two slowly developing nar
iionai torests." .
HERE and THERE
HILDA WAY GWYN
We wonder how E C. Moody felt
last Saturday night when he closed
the doors of his grocery store, on
Main street for the last time . ...
for seven years he had done busi
ness in the same building . . . since
he moved from his location on
Boyd Avenue . . . in 1934 . . . where
he had operated since 1924 . . . .
when we talked to him during the
week he seemed mighty jubilant
over moving from noisy Main street
to the peaceful shores of Lake
Junaluska . . , where he' is going
to manage the Junaluska Supply
store for Jerry Liner;,'-. . and we
congratulated both on the new
connection . . . but we bet when
he walked out of that door on
Main, he must have felt a tinge
of sadness ... for Mr. Moody has
rmade many friends during the years
he had been in business for himself
; when you: can; keep numbers of
your customers who bought from
you from the first day you started
in business up to the last.. . . you
have given them a very, satisfac
tory service. , ,
money ... maybe I have been too
trusting . . . for my own good , . .
but then on the other hand ... . . .
maybe I have helped people along
the way . ... I have always felt
that folks really intended to pay
, and you know it has been hard
Mrs. C. N. Sisk "I would sa v
the summer time so I could go to
Mrs. John N. Shoolbred "I
would prefer the winter time, as I
do not like to travel in hot weather,
and then I would like to go to the
coast and of course the summer is
the time for that." ,
F C. Compton " I prefer the
spring as I like to go fishing, and
my second choice is the fall so I
can hunt, but I get to do mighty
nine oi euner one."
Mrs. William Hannah "I would
sledding . for a lot of us during 1 taKe tne spring as my favorite sea
the past ten years especially . . . . son for 8 vacation; as I like to
there have been some -pretty lean ' " ,e thrpugh the country when the
ones . . ... but I believe if I had to i ""ire. is putting out:
Ho it all over acnin '. . T wnnld I '
co on a cash and carrv hasia . . .1 MUas Ferguson ."I nrefer the
because after all sometimes it is season that happens to be the most
best not to credit folks . , it is better convenient for me to get away
What A Contrast
It is reported that eighty per cent of the
industrial workers of France are in the zone
occupied by the Germans, and almost 75
per cent of the agricultural production of
the country is also in the same area.
The longer the occupation goes on, natur
ally the weaker France will become. Thus
the raw materials and the manpower of
France are being brought under complete
German control - .
Yet in this country workers are not sat
isfied in many cases working under most
Often people do not Tealize their blessings.
Most married women will tell you that
a husband helps most with fall and spring
housecleaning when he stays away frcni
home.'".- . .
''Ynti know he biggest problem
I have found in business," said Mr.
Moody . . . ." as we talked over his
leaving ... . "is trying to please
tne general public and each in
dividual.". . . Mr. Moody, we ad
mit that you put your fingers on
the vulnerable spot in the business
world . . . for if you can't ploase
the public to some extent . . . it is
hard to build up a business . . , in
fact it can't be done ... and as
Mr. Moody further pointed out
that "everybody is a little differ
ent, no two are alike . . . you
might as well make up your mind
. . . that it will take time . ....for
the latter would hold a life time
grie vane for any show of ab
ruptness . . , we told him we un
derstood ... and he seemed amazed
that in the life of a reporter such
problems came up . ; . which all
proves how little we do know about
the other fellows headaches . ;
for us all to pay as we go . . . it
helps keep us all more honest" .
which was pretty good philosophy
. . . for credit has been the un
doing of many. ... r
Letters To The
from my work."
Joe HoweU'l woyjd prefer
ine iau, wnen it is nice to get out
m tne open." .
..Miss Hester Davis"! think that
uctober is an. ideal month for
"But take it all the way through,
it may be news to you, but I had
rather wait on a woman any day
than a man . ; 4 in the first place
they know what they want and how
much they need ; . . and they nat
urally buy more than a man."
continued Mr. Moody . . . . in both
instances, we were surprised . . .
for we had thought that a man
would buy with greater speed and
assurance (even if he bought the
wrong things, according to his
wiie when he got home) . . and we
were sure he would buy with a more
lavish hand. . . . .
A MESSAGE TO TAXPAYERS
Editor The Mountaineer:
The folder, "Know Your Taxes,"
which is being distributed by the
Treasury, shows, at a glance what
every citizen will have to pay in
the coming year and how much of
your monthly income you Should set
aside regularly for tax payments.
The purchase Tax Saving Notes,
now on sale by the Treasury, is
one way to save systematically and
conviently for this purpose but
the important thing is to save.
I suggest . that people consult
their local bank, savings and loan
association, or employer. They
will, I am sure, assist you in ar
ranging now a savings plan to pro
vide the money f or income tax pay-
meius nexi year.
Financial institutions are now
making, and I know will continue to
make, a real contribution to the de
fense program ; by educating the
public to save. .By saving and
thrift we can combat the threat of
inflation which endangers us all. ; .
Very truly yours,
H. Morgenthau, Jr.,
Secretary of the Treasury.
Sure To Profit
As War Goes On
"And another thing I havn ob
served . . . is the great change in
the things people eat . , . twenty
years ago you sold meat and hpn
and a few vegetables . . hn t
will admit we sold iust a im
Vgrades of food then, as we now .
Dut not the large assortment that
we do today ... the chann-n l.a.
been noticed in the country as well
as the town ... people eat so
many more fruits and vegetables
and drink fruit Juices than thew
used to . . . you'd be sumrisoH t
the number of fancy groceries that
the country folks buy now . ; : in
fact everybody eats alike , Wv.
in the country and the town , , . .
they are all counting vitamins . ' !
both the lean ones and the fat
ones. . . . The good roads have
had a lot to do with that," . V. he
said. . .
"Another thing . . i wholesale
business is a lot easier on the
nerves than retail ... I have tried
both . . . when you fill an order
in the wholesale that is the last
. . . . but a wholesale order retailed
. . . is another story ... you can
see for yourself . . ..;. then he
broached the subject of modern
methods of cash and carry . . , .
for Mr. Moody has stuck to the old
"ne system of credit . . . and
time , . . .
WRAPPING SMALL GIFTS
An unusual way to wrap a num
ber of small gifts that' are to be
given in a good-sized Christmas
bo is to tuck each one in aif enve
lope made of either plain red,
holly, silver or gold paper. Wrap
each gift first in plain white tis
sue paper, folded in envelope style,
and seal the flaps of both the inner
and outer envelopes with contrast
ing seals.-Patterns for the enve
lopes can be cut from ordinary
envelopes by tearing one apart and
either enlarging on it or trimming
Boxing teaches politeness, says
a trainer. Sure-your friends are
afraid to be otherwise.
; By CHARLES P. STEWART
(Central Press Columnist)
py making the United States
L,atm-Americanly conscious the
I war promises to prove a verv prof-
ibttuie jtuair xor our soutnern New
World neighbors. Yankee big
money is . beginning to learn that
they have tremendous resources
to develop and shows signs of an
urge to put up the necessary cap
ital for the purpose. Naturally the
mnow or a few .billions in fresh
outside cash into a somewhat prim
itive country is economically stim
ulating to the recipient people.
Accounts of Dutch Guiana's
wealth-producing possibilities, fol
lowing the dispatch of a Yankee
protective force thitherward, illus
tratively has been first rate ad-,
vertising, not only for the Nether
lands possession itself, but for the
whole area in the vicinity.
It's doubtful that more than
about one North American in 100
ever had heard, previously, of the
port of Paramaribo, or knew any
thing of its bauxite deposits' near
by riches or the potential but hith
erto unappreciated productivity of
the surrounding jungle.
.Today Paramaribo pictures are
appearing in all our newspapers,
the National Geographical society's
bulletins are describing the whole
region m detail, and we re becom
ing fairly well informed on the
I'laus s here ,j 1 M
in Hende'nt 'nM
? nash of IghTr
clear sky. "sntninj,
iShe had seen
eets of w., f
had Tltten that 'e.
on the streets of 4?'
hira over there. Sh "t
An explanation ti.. .
so much a . 4
seemed to flop, ., e
" ""ly Helper
. "lainiJi thi
"e typed, and
wng nand. The letter J
stamDed. ,) ., ."' l
looking anv riotoi
a KOOa job win, Hi. ,1
corns nf fa ... . uucf
ery exacting .1
Santa's helpers have an
tant ro p tn i.. M
actenze the one and
must be jolly and lov ('
Too often the helped
ovef-worked and has los"
ness-and even some 1
aZa S... "unm suits
Yes, it all
'""St be mijtl
fusing and nerve wrackij'
v" r, w".'uowot the Gred
nooin is the i
,-it nouse 1 ve ever '
Rim it. ...nn' .L. . i ..
" f "OB UIH arcnitect, ami
ea tne construction. h;
y. wr.. Kuns- n.
candy fence around the J
w uuieaouno rocks in the
riey, and the coolciw.
ed P . G. Rippetoe and mysei
ly name ourselves as hnnJ
mites to bore into the interJ
timbers. Tn dat0 tk
.li,.-.;.. t . "v 6i
Tjra Deen too heavy for
j Hehry Gaddy has a job
don't think I would lib
suits him. That nf ,'B,J
uuiiuuiEs tor nre bmink
average person - thinks it
hot happen to me." For til
pan, peonle are careful ht
that are careless are 'very
careless and that endangt
property of everyone. Tii
spections are fine, and well
Over in Brevard, The Tii
B"ne moaern and eipl
alter using the latest
oheir news columns. The
is managed by hustliw
working newpaper men and
en. The new style paper, M
same size as The MountainJ
a big improvement over the
The Time? has added morl
tures, and is carrying more
news than the old size papei
mitted. More power to you
paper folks across the ridp.
A Waynesville man,
known for his inability toj
sober very lone; at 8 time, ni
ed the other day about dtrs
he had to go home and get '
and "he sure did dread it"
an ordeal is beyond me.
Why ? Why ? That's a new 1
the "Book of Excuses."
chancps of Nazi mischief-m
in the Dutch colony.
Not far from Paramaribo,
the South American 1
'bulge into the AtlanUc,
mouths of the Amazon,
Adjoining Brazil is getting its
snare or publicity, partly because I "m'"" "ltj ;.; (04
it's so close to Guiana that it can't e. They doubtless 1
but get a percentage of notice and
partly because it's co-operating
with Uncle Sam in Guiana-esque
protective activities against the
AD HOME TOWN
- By STANLEY
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W II VI lVN Liv
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wui i nv miNUTEI lO BREAK OP A
SFCeS-T MEETH OSB Of TAOS8
-- l--l VKOAT412JXIS
. . , mmwxn w mnwM,
onnsidprinu our vForryina
cernine supplies for our m
other manufacturingr, m
as if it should be a job
dertaking. Henry ' Fort
periment petorod out, due" i
of shipping tf Dnng
So inland water tnwPj
n item not to be ovenuv
Isnnrh American developme"'
B'T"V .he trees t
over western 3raz.I 1
eastward sloPf of l
dor ana rviu- Mt
tention as the. rubber-rai
erals. Not th.t they ha
already but they can
intensive digpmg -into
over in t
up and down the -- ,
ana i .. j
Argentina eiain y v
which Paraguay and B
over recently. . the
"r guess I have lost lot of
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