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THURSDAY, MARCH i9
THE WAYNES VILLE MOUNTAINEER
CUPID IM A BUS" s
"Laugh if you want to but I'm
right. America JS a woman-domr
nated country and that's what's
the matter with it. Why do men
build up fortunes ? To spend them
on women. Who gets the fortunes
in the end? The women! As long
as women will demand luxuries
and get 'em the rich will get rich
er and the poor will get poorer!"
"Hooray for our side!" said Gin
ger, with vigor, and clapped her
Tony glared at her.
"It's women like you that cause
the downfall of civilizations!" he
accused. "Take Rome for in
She glared back at him.
"It's men like you who make
girls like me do things to keep
from marrying men like you!"
"You mean you do your best to
marry men like me!" he snapped.
"Why on earth should any girl in
her right mind want to marry a
man like you?"
Tony was temporarily speechless.
"Not that you're so homely," she
The Implement of
America no longer on the
defensive is now attacking
with every ounce of produc
tive skill, human energy and
mass determination it can
The area served by South
ern Bell is teeming with ac
tivity as America takes the
initiative in its vigorous bat
tle for victory.
Vital to this all-out effort
is the telephone the instru
ment of immediate dependa
ble communication between
the man with the gun and
the man behind the man with
Americans speak with a
united voice and act with
united purpose with the
telephone serving as "The
Implement of the Nation."
Southerii Bell Tel eph on i
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amended, critically eyeing him.
"But just for the sake of argument
what have you got to offer a girl be
sides a bus you won in a crap game
and a crazy theory about sharing
the wealth?" And as he still was
speechless, went on: "No sir. A girl
deserves everything she can get.
Clothes, cars, jewels, good times.
Glamour. Romance. You're only
young once, and you're dead a long
Tony found his voice.
"If that's the way you feel, why
didn't you marry Ronny Rockaby?
He's got plenty of money and he's
supposed to be Prince Charming in
the flesh, isn't he? What more do
"I told you why, and anyway, I
don't like Ronny 's ears."
"What's that got to do with it?"
"When a girls doesn't like a
man s earsshe simply doesn t
that's all. I could never live with
man with ears like that Be-
sides he's conceited."
"But I thought you said a girl
deserved everything she can get?"
"A girl does and I mean to get
it, for one." Her eyes took on a far
away look. Tm going to get it
through my career if I can that's
why that job in Miami means so
much to me but if I can't get it
that way "
"Then I suppose you'll marry it!"
he exclaimed, savagely.
"Why not?" asked Ginger. It's
just as easy to love a rich man as a
poor one, now, isn't it?"
Tony snorted in disgust.
Desdemona Love, interrupted at
"Oh Mr. Taylor?"
"Yes, Miss Love?"
"Would you mind stopping at the
next gas-station ? I have to change
some of Gertrude's water."
Both Ginger and Tony turned to
look back at her and saw that the
actress was testing the water in the
fish-bowl with a themometer she
had taken from her purse. The
others were watching her.
"Certainly," said Tony. "Is your
goldfish all right?"
"It's the water I have to watch
the temperature," explained Miss
Love. "And Gertrude is a tropical
fish, not a goldfish, young man."
'What kind of a tropical fish?"
"She's a Mexican sword-tail,"
said Miss Love, proudly. "I'm tak
ing her to Florida to find a mate
-a Montezuma Helleri, If I can.
Although I suppose a Siamese
fighting fish would make her a bet
'Why?" asked the lion-tamer,
with professional interest.
'She wouldn t be able to eat him
as easily as she ate her last mate,"
said Gertrude's owner. "She'd re
spect him. Tropical fish are very
sensitive, you know." She pursed
her lips. "And Gertrude doesn't
like traveling it affects her
They all stared at Gertrude who
was aloofly preening her scales in
her bowl; her body was olive-green
on top, and bluish below, with a
bright green, red and yellow stripe
extending to the tip of her tail; her
dorsal fin was yellow, too, with a
reddish band near the base. Casa
nova the cat stared most of all .
""What a beautiful, beautiful
fish!" exclaimed Mrs. Evergreen.
"She's like a lovely jewel."
"What's that ? " demanded Mr.
Evergreen, coming from behind
his paper with a start. He sputter
ed warningly; "Jessica, your nose
"Not this time, Mortimer!" his
wife told him, triumphantly. "I'm
talking about Miss Love's fish." She
bent over the bowl and talked baby
talk; "Is booful Gertrude safe and
cool in her lovely; lovely bowl?"
"Safe and c o o 1 " repeated
Mr. Evergreen automatically, and
looked from the bowl to the news
paper he was reading and back to )
the bowl again. For the first time
that day a smile lifted his Chaplin
mustache. Just then Tony slowed
down the bus as it neared a filling-
station. Evergreen coughed,' "Miss
Love, I'm a great admirer, of trop
ical fish. A great admirer indeed.
Won't you let me save you the
trouble of getting out and re-filling
the bowl for you?"
Desdemona Love hesitated. She
hated to get out of the bus, but she
treasured Gertrude and Gertrude's
welfare, above her own comfort.
"That's very kind of you, Mr.
Evergreen but really, Gertrude
isn't used to"
"Nonsense!" said Mr. Evergreen,
rising to his feet and stuffing Ms
paper in his pocket. "I once owned
one of the finest aquariums of rare
fish in Europe didn't I Jessica?"
Jessica looked dazed, but rallied
My husband has owned more
lovely things than anyone I've ever
known," she told Miss Love. "He
adores beauty he simply can't re
sist beautiful things. If he can't af
ford to buy them, why he simply
ste " Mortimer turned on her glar
ing, and she choked. Grabbed her
powder puff, and dabbed at her
nose. "As I was saying he simply
stops doing anything else and just
spends hours admiring them!"
"Your tropical fish is safe in my
hands," Mr. lEvergreen assured
Miss Love. "Just tell me exactly
what to do, dear lady. It will be an
experience to treasure in my mem
Conquered, Miss Love surren
dered Gertrude and her bowl to Mr.
Evergreen's care; told him how
much water to dip out, and how
much fresh to put in its place; how
not to disturb Gertrude in the pro
They had reached the filling-sta
tion now. Carefully Mr. Evergreen
descended with the bowl, while
Tony took the opportunity to check
up on his gas and oil. The others
fell into desultory conversation, as
they watched Mr. Evergreen take
the bowl and the dipper Miss Love
had given him, and make for the
water spigot. Reaching it, he be
gan to change the water, as direct
ed. "Do be careful, now Mr. Ever
green!" called Miss Love, from her
window in the bus.
He turned and waved to her re
assuringly with the dipper, and as
he did so, his newspaper fell put
of his pocket, and upon the ground.
He turned with his back to the bus,
then and did something very odd.
With a quick movement, he took
from his pocket a large, transpar
ent, octohedronally shaped object
that glittered briefly in the sun
light, and popped it into the gold
fish bowl. Gertrude indignantly
dodged it just in time, as it came
near shearing a scale off her star
board pectoral fin; it lay in the
shadowed bottom of the bowl, then,
colorless as the water, and prac
tically invisible to any eye but that
of the bowl's piscatorial occupant.
"Say what's the idea of drop
ping a piece of ice in the fish's
bowl?" asked an interested voice.
Mr. lEvergreen nearly jumped out
of his skin, and in the manoeuvre,
became aware that one of the two
filling-station attendants was
(V r- W
Official V. S. NaT? Photo
Lieut. Francis L, McGann, Catholic
chaplain at the Corpus Christi, Tex.,
naval air station, is pictured in uni
form. Father McGann has more
than 200 flight hours to his credit.
He comes from Great Neck, L. I.
TO ALL PARTS OF
WESTERN N. C
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M 0 L A N D -DRY S DA L E
NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE
On Monday, March 30th, 1942,
at eleven o'clock, A. M., at the
court house door in the town of
Waynesville, N. C, I will offer for
sale at public outcry to the high
est bidder for cash, the following
described lands and premises, ly
ing and being in Waynesville Town
ship, Haywood County, North
BEGINNING on a stake at the
intersection of Howell Mill Road
with road to Shuford Howell's,
running N. 20' 30' W. 283 feet
to a stake on edge of road; thence
N. 32 E. 96 feet to stake on edge
of road; thence N. 14 40' E. 262
feet to a stake in center of street;
thence S. 65 30' E. 411.6 feet to
a stake in center of street; thence
S. 26 5' W. 492 feet to a stake in
edge of Howell Mill Road; thence
N. 82 10' W. 118 feet with Howell
Mill Road to the BEGINNING,
containing 4.82 acres, more or less,
as per survey of C. B. Medford,
made April, 1927 and being part
of the Nelson Howell lands. This
being the. land conveyed to Helen
C. Matthews by Alden Turpin
(unmarried) and Florentine Tur
pin (widow) by deed dated April
20, 1927, and recorded in Book
77, page 547, Record of Deeds of
Haywood County. .
Second Tract: BEGINNING at
a stake in line of a 20 foot street
" tween lots 2 and 3, and in line
j road to Shuford Howell's place;
running thence N. 59" E, 176 feet
to a stake; thence at right angles
12.5 feet to a stake in center of
roadway referred to last above to
a stake, center of 20 foot street
above mentioned; thence N. 65 30'.
W 411.5 feet to the BEGINNING
corner, being lot No. 2 of the
Turpin lands. This tract conveyed
to Helen C. Matthews by Alden
Turpin, and Florentine Turpin,
May 12, 1927, and recorded in
Book 80, at page 97, Record of
Deeds of Haywood County.
This sale made pursuant to the
power and authority vested in me
by that certain deed of trust ex
ecuted by Helen C. Matthews and
husband, Win. B. Matthews, dated
March 18, 1940, and recorded in
Book 45, page 240, Record of Deeds
of Trust of Haywood County.
This 27th day of February, 1942.
J. R. MORGAN,
No. 1166 Mar. 5-12-19-26.
watching him from within the station.
"It it's not ice" Mr. Ever
green stammered. "It's a piece of
glass." Then, confused, turned and
strode back to the bus, regretting
he had not admitted that it was ice
and let it go at that.
The attendant scratched his head.
shrugged his shoulders, then pick
ed up the New York newspaper Mr.
Evergreen had unconsciously
dropped, and took it into his office
The bus, its crew again aboard,
rolled off, southward.
"Well, I'll be darned!" The at
tendant was staring at the very
page Mr. Evergreen had been per
using with such care on the bus.
There was a headline, and a large
photograph of a diamond; the larg
est uncut diamond in the world, the
caption said. But it was the pic
ture, not the story, that first held
the man's eye. For the stone was
octo-hedronal in shape, the exact
replica, life-size, of the piece of
glass he had just seen the man
whom the old woman in the bus
had called Mr. Evergreen, drop in
Repair Program To
The farm machinery repair pro
gram in Haywood county will be
speeded by the recent action of the
War Production board in amend
ing preference rating No. P-100
to extend priority assistance to the
renair of agricultural machinery,
according to H. R. Clapp, member
of the county USDA War board.
The farmer who repairs his own
equipment or the local repairman
or blacksmith who does it for him,
now may apply for an A-10 prior
ity rating to obtain welding rods,
bar iron, nuts, bolts, rivets, or
other material that cannot be ob
tained without a priority rating
will be sufficient to obtain delivery
of all types of repair supplies con
taining critical materials, the or
der will be beneficial to the farm
machinery repair program.
To apply the preference rating
for deliveries of materials,' a farm
er or repairman copies and signs,
on the original and all copies of the
purchase order, the following
'Material for maintenance, re
pair, or operating supplies, rat
ing A-10, under preference rating
order No. P-100, with the terms
of which I am familiar."
When an order for repair ma
terial bearing this prefence rating
is placed with a dealer or supplier,
the supplier may in turn pass this
rating on to the manufacturer or
jobber to obtain material to re
place his stock, Mr. Clapp de
Urged To Place
Orders For Lime
Farmers of Haywood county who
expect to obtain lime from the
Triple-A for use as a soil-building
material this year are urged to
place their orders early, accord
ing to Glenn Boyd, chairman of
the county AAA committee.
This will be necessary, Mr. Boyd
explained, due to probable trans
portation difficulties expected later
in the year. He declared heavy
traffic in war supplies and troop
movements likely would make it
difficult to obtain freight cars for
hauling the material during the
This lime, Mr. Boyd pointed out,
is obtained through the County
Agricultural Conservation Associ
ation as a grant of aid material,
and the cost of it is deducted from
conservation payments due farm
ers under the agricultural con
During 1941, the county chair
man said, the AAA furnished
289,000 tons of limestone to North
will be desired this W
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Carolina farmers under
tons last year,
: In preparation of order, ,
pointed out consul J!;"1 iJ
be given to the possibility
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superphosphate, due to ,
effort. It b1c .... u
that needs should V?1
in relation to th JL2I
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the gold-fish bowl!
Oscar Smith read on, then and
"Fifty thousand dollars reward!
Oscar scratched his head again,
his eyes bright with avarice. It
seemed impossible, but then he
had read many and many a de
tective thriller. At the worst, if he
were mistaken, he might get his
name in the papers!
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THE CIGARETTE OF
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One hundred and thirty-five employees ol the
Carolina Power & Light Company are serving
in the various armed forces of their country
. . , as of today. Tomorrow there will be
more. No longer do the battlefields of the
Pacific . . . Europe . ... Africa . . . seem bc
far away. The war has come home!
Therefore, we have 135 selfish reasons why
we are keeping our lines "hot" so the wheels
of industry will be kept busy turning out
guns, planes, ships and other war material
in abundance. We want our boys, and Yur
boys, to come home with a VICTORY. That
he big Job today . . . little else counts.
CAROLINA POWER & LIGHT GOMPAi
INVEST IN U. S. DEFENSE BONDS AND fiT a mps
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