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r APRIL 2, 1942
THE WAYNES VILLE MOUNTAINEER
Y : j . and
M wrr. of the Potomac,
It was a gay
the whole, and buffers
,i-u;t thp coming of
If, feeing of unreality of
H J, had taken hold of her.
Mature - Rockaby
1 . simt).
fl loaded fr "Washington
KT. southward tnrougn
jaw - nd peiaware.
yivama, ana eye
MfLS to? a road-side
tms Jaf ..hD in the bus.
rrv discussed the trip
agreed that Mr,
who needed a rest.
Ud to spena u.
H-rW. the next lap, re.
i J. i
f-ir awav. ana inese
cHHftnlv like old
she had known for years
. ... rorwrecn toon mc
I" r' ' .uf v hd no driv-
T.., nH Tonv oblingingly
UZ sown, just incase they
P hfi traffic officer. None
Km uld afford to pay fines .
pint L. uo oftAv t.hpv
Mr. BngBS aw - ---
L on their way again. As he
freshed himsBii num j--r
L.rd Mr. SmocK aeciaimm8 v "
Clyde Beatty; Di-7
an, nothing morel' eciarea jn.
cats takes psycnuiugjr 1 p
lL You've got to show a lion inai
're his master, w ny, n u
toa Minn rm " - o .---
Mr. Briggs lnterveneo, Dngnten-
"Ah, my friend you're a Dig
I "I'm & lion-tamer by profession,"
Lid Mr. Smock modestly, "but I've
iiinted them in my time, in lact,
added, for Desdemona's beneh
"I own one of the greatest of Afri
can decorations for a sportsman
the honor of wearing a lion mane as
"Would you give me your picture
in it, sometime, Mr. Smock T" asked
the actress, prettily. "With your
If youH give me yours," bar
gained Mr. Smock, tenderly. "In
your duckling costume."
Mr. Briggs interrupted, as Des-
"I used to hunt big game in Africa
myself, before my doctor told me to
go to sea," he told them. "I remem
ber, once when I was hunting
"Oh, them! said the lion-tamer,
"I was walking through a clear
ing, carrying my gun," said Mr.
Briggs, covering a slight hiccup
delicately, "when suddenly I saw a
tiger spring at me from a tree.
I tok quick aim and fired."
"What happened T"; demanded
"I missed him," said Mr. Briggs,
"What happened to you then?"
"Nothing," . said the hitchhiker,
"He missed me too. We both miss
ed each other." He sighed. "I was
mortified, I tell you mortified. So
coughed to choke their laughter.
Mr. Briggs, yawning compla
cently, pulled his yatching cap over
his eyes, then, and went gently to
It was after midnight when the
share-expensers, together with the
slumbering yachtman, Gertrude
and Casanova, crossed the Potomac
The first day's lap was done
"I'm dying for a cup of coffee,"
Mr. Briggs was the first to
awaken, early the next morning,
and found himself alone. The green
bus was parked off the road before
a tiny tourist cabin camp, and not
a soul was in sight. The master of
the Little Casino was not yet en
tirely sober; in fact, he was in the
early throes of a severe hangover,
and whenever he experienced this
phase Mr. Brigg's mind was even
more befogged than when he was
pleasantly half -seas over. Such a
situation called for another drink,
if one were not to become danger
ously sober; from force of habit,
Mr. Briggs looked around for his
brown jug and his bleary eyes, fo
cussing with difficulty, fell on the
portable goldfish bowl.
After much soul-searching and
discussion, Miss Love had decided
to leave her precious Gertrude and
her bowl in the bus, instead of tak
.SCOTTS SCRAP BOOK
By RJ. SCOTT
MAM IH Kl U.&.
I went on through the woods, andlnK them into the cabin she was
next clearing I came to, I took my sharing with Ginger, because of the
rifle and started to practice ud on poiemmi uungers oi a possioie
l . . i
my shooting. Suddenly I heard
noise in the adjoining clearing", i
pushed asiJo :-c bjs.-ie and what
do you tin:i. l v i '
"That same tiger. And what do
you think he was doing?"
"What?" asked Mr. Smock, sus
piciously. "He was practicing up on his
springing," said the yatchman.
"He was that mortified, himself."
Mr. Smock snorted, Miss Love
sniffed, and Ginger and Tony
TO ALL PARTS OF
The Queen of the Home Rebels
Yes, you meant well when you promised
to build a brick wall to the street; attrac
tively designed brick steps at the front door,
brick walk to the woodshed, coal bin or ga
rage, or to underpin the house with brick, but
thawing snow and rain left you in another
mess. Make good with Etowah Brick I
ETOWAH BRICK BUILDS BETTER HOMES
H OLAND-DRYSDA L E
change of temperature. Dropping a
tiny pinch of Epsom Salts into the
water, she had left Gertrude alone,
with much misgiving. If she could
only have guessed of the horrible
experience that was to await her
pet, she would never have slept a
wink that night. But she could not
Gertrude, awakening from a
nightmare in which she had suffer
ed a torn fin in a fight over a dis
rupted mate with a black Gambusia
from the West Indies, found, in
stead, that she had been scraped
against the oddly-shaped foreign
object in her bowl. Awake, she
emitted air bubbles of horror for
Mr. Briggs had tilted the edge of
her bowl and was drinking deeply
of Gertrude's Epsom Salt-laden li
quid. As Gertrude, suddenly ob
serving the gaping chasm that was
his yawning gullet, backed away
hastily, in wild alarm, Mr. Briggs
suddenly gagged, and lowering the
bowl, was ejecting a stream of wa
ter like a whale blowing. Pale
and troubled, Briggs shuddered
then, and still holding the bowl by
the leather handle, stepped outside
and crossed the road, swaying
slightly. He stood beside the road,
a pitable figure, with his thumb in
the air, jerking southward. . .
A milk truck approached, slowed
to a stop, and Mr. Briggs, the port
able fishbowl still in his hand,
hopped hopefully aboard.
Mr. Briggs, Gertrude, the Bonk
heer diamond, and the milk truck,
disappeared around a bend of the
Tony and Daniel Smock, who
had shared a tiny cabin, were the
first to rise. The lion-tamer had
his pet cat with him, since Desde
mona had so insisted when she
left Gertrude in the bus the night
before, and gone to share a cabin
with Ginger Drake. The Ever
greens had been the first to retire
to their own cabin smug in the
mistaken thought that Gertrude and
her valuable bowl were to spend the
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night within Miss Love's maternal
While the Evergreens were mak
ing their morning toilette, and ma
tutinal sounds were coming from
the bachelor ladies' cabin. Tony
greeted the tourist camp proprie
tor; a lanky unshaven personage
who appeared yawning sleepily.
"Can we get any breakfast
"Nope," said the man. "But
there's a lunch-wagon near the
corner, just around the bend there,
and down the side-road."
Ginger appeared and overheard.
"Let's walk over and get one,
while the other's get dressed," sug
"Why don't you?" agreed the
lion-tamer. "Casanovia and I will
wait for Miss Love."
Ginger was agreeable, and she
and Tony set off. It was a lovely
Autumn morning, and their appe
tites were sharp. In a few minutes
they had, disappeared.
The lion-tamer, who bad devel"
oped a "crush" on Desdemona, stood
coyly near her cabin as she dressed,
and made conversation through the
window. Casanova went prowling
for a breakfast of field-mice. ...
The Evergreens appeared. Their
cabin was nearest the road and the
parked bus Desdemona's, the far
thest inside the camp. Evergreen
was carrying their bags.
Suddenly as they approached the
road, two open automoblea, one be
hind the other, swept southward
down the road to a halt beside the
bus. They were both crowded with
men, some of them carrying guns.
Mortimer Evergreen, in full view,
dropped his bags to the ground and
went very white. His wife gave a
little scream and clutched his arm.
A moment later the bus and the
couple were entirely surrounded. A
man with a star on his vest snapped
"This bus belong to you?"
"Why, no," said Mortimer. "We
're just passengers."
"Got a guy named Evergreen and
his wife with you ?" snarled the
sheriff," and answered his ques
tion. "Sure you have where are
they rare you Evergreen?"
The man who had stolen the
Bonkheer diamond in broad day
light was not one to lose his poise
"Of course not," said he. He
jerked his thumb backward at the
tourist camp. "You'll find the Ever
greens inside dressing, and he's out
side playing with his cat,"
The sheriff and his men started
forward, but suddenly the former
"How do I know you're not
lying?" he demanded. "Who are
Taylor," said Evergreen smoothly.
He pulled Tony's driver's license
out of his pocket; he had suddenly
remembered that he had not return
ed it to Tony, the night before.
"Here's my driver's license."
The sheriff glanced at it, read the
Fines Creek News
Mrs. D. N. Rathbone.
The Rev. Jarvis Underwood, of
Waynesville, occupied the pulpit
Sunday at the Fines Creek Bap
tist church. Mr. Underwood's ser
mon was forceful and inspiring.
Both the church and school services
were well attended.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred L. Safford
will crn t.o Newnort News next Fri-
dv to attend the wedding of
their son, James, which will take
place Saturday evening at six
o'clock on April 4th.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Safford will
leave shortly after the wedding for
Fines Creek where they will attend
the baccalaureate sermon which
be delivered at the school Sunday
afternoon, April 6th. Mr. Safford
is principal of the Fines Creek
Last Rites Are
Held Sunday For
M. Jasper Smathers
Funeral services were conduct
ed Sunday morning at 11 o'clock
at the Morning Star" Methodist
church for' Merritt Jasper Smath
ers, 92, one of the oldest citizens
in the county, who died at 6:15
Friday afternoon at the home of
his daughter, Mrs. Perry G. Smath
ers, near Canton. Burial was in
the church cemetery.
The Rev. G. W. Bumgarner,
pastor of the church and the Rev.
Doyle Miller, pastor of Stoney
Point Baptist church, officiated. Ac
tive pallbearers were grandsons,
and the flower bearers were granddaughters.
Mr. Smathers, a native of this
county, helped build the first rail
road constructed in this area, in
his younger days he was engaged
in farming, but for more than 30
years he operated the Pine Board
ing house in Canton.
After the death of his second
wife some six years ago, Mr.
Smathers retired from active work
and made his home with his daugh
Until ill health had kept him at
home, Mr. Smathers was active in
church work, having been a mem
ber of the Morning Star Methodist
church since early childhood.
Surviving are six children, W. C,
Girwood, W. and M. H. Smathers,
mother, Mrs. Dola Rathlione.
Haywood Has Only
891 Negroes Now
Haywood county ranks 10th in
the state in the percentage of na
tive white population.
Of the 84,804 people in tha
county, only 2.6 per cent are col
ored or to be exact 881 are col
ored, leaving 33,841 whites in Hay.
The 1940 census report shows
that two-tenths of one per cent
are other races or foreign borned.
There are almost a million
negroes in the state, and compose
27.5 per cent of the state's popula
tion of about three and a half mil
Mitchell county leads the state
with four-tenths of one per cent
of her population negroes.
Warren county has the greatest
number, with more than 65 per
cent colored. Of her 23,000, more
than 15,000 are colored.
NEW WORDS FOR OLD
There is a Trav-o-tel for tourists
Brush, Cal. American
Master Bobby Joe Green, small
son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Green, is
in a very serious condition with
pneumonia at the Haywood County
"Aunt" Sarah Davis, wife of the
late Ben Davis, remains in a se
rious condition at the home of her
daughter, Miss Hester Maggie
Davis. She is the sister of the
late M. E. Trantham, of Clyde, and
one of the oldest persons on Fines
John Rathbone, who is in the
army and stationed in Kentucky, is
spending a few days here with his
"Oka y, then you two wait
(To be Continued)
all of Canton; Mrs. C. A. Swift, of
Atlanta, Mrs. C. T. Abels, and
Mrs. Perry Smathers, of the Canton
section; and a half brother, John
B. Smathers, of the Dutch Cove
section of the county.
Rev. Milton Harlin, pastor of
the Fines Creek Methodist circuit,
was married in Georgia March
18th, Returning to Fines Creek
Upon their arrival the couple
urpro ovtnivpv pntertnined bv thn
members and friends of the pre-1
dominating churches of the charge.
The dinner was served at the par
sonage, with Mrs. H. C. Green and
Mrs. C- B. McCrary preparing the
beautiful wedding cake.
The other ladies serving were
Mrs. Fred L. Safford, Mrs. Tom
Rogers, Mrs. Raymond McCracken,
Mrs. Roy Green, Mrs. D. Reeves
Noland, Mrs. Curtis Rogers, Mrs.
J. B. Davis, Mrs. W. B. Noland,
Mrs. C. S. Green and Mrs. Mark
There was a large crowd pres
ent for the occasion. ;
Mr. and Mrs. McCrary Beasley,
of Newport News, are visiting
friends and relatives this week on
you heard that
freed the slaves!
Then why should your
wife slave away at a back
breaking job like washing?
Sign an Emancipation Proc
lamation for the one you
love best by sending; the
laundry out to us.
SUMMONS AND NOTICE.
STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA
COUNTY OF HAYWOOD. ;
IN THE SUPERIOR COURT.
EDNA HOWARD, Plaintiff,
' ; Vs. ,- . :--
GEORGE HOWARD, Defendant. 1
TO THE DEFENDANT, GEORGE
V HOWARD: 1
You will take notice that an
action has been commenced in the
Superior Court of Haywood Coun
ty, North Carolina, entitled as
above and that the purpose of
the said action is to obtain an
absolute divorce on the ground of
two years' separation. '
You will further take notice that
you are required to be and ap
pear at the office of the clerk- of
the Superior Court, in the Court
House in Waynesville, North Car
olina, on or before the 30th day
of April, 1942, and answer or de-
mur to the complaint which has '
been filed in the office of the clerk
of the said court. 1
You will further take notice that
if you fail to answer or demur .
to the complaint within the time
reguired by law, the plaintiff will ,
apply to the court for the relief
demanded in the complaint, to-
wit: an absolute divorce.
Given under my hand and seal of
the court this the 30th day of
C. H. LEATHERWOOD,
Clerk of the Superior Court of
Haywood County, North Carolina
No. 1169 April 2-9-16-23.
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