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THE WAYNESVIIXE MOUNTAINEER
THURSDAY, MAY U
THE WAYNESVILLE PRINTING CO.
Main Street Phono 137
Waynesville, North Carolina
The County Seat of Haywood County
W. CURTIS RUSS.... . .
MRS. HILDA WAY GWYN ..Associate Editor
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-ASSOC AT ON
Did you get aboard the "Bond Wagon"
last week? In case you failed to do so, re
member it is not too late, but the sooner
you take a ride the better off your country
will be, the better prepared for travel on the
Editor :, road to victory. While you yourself will
be saving for that rainy day that will in
evitably come around.
Washington Spring Note
The garden of the Japanese Embassy on
Massachusetts Avenue is as lovely as ever.
The lawn is neatly cut, the edges of the
walks as trim as the back of a miner's neck
on Saturday evening. Can't find out who
does it but a sign on' the door says the
Spanish Government is looking after things.
Additional trimming of Japanese is now
being planned by the United Nations f.o.b. I
Tokyo. Nation's Business.
s-Wonh Carolina vA
PRESS ASSOCIATION '(J!
THURSDAY, MAY 14, 1912
We don't suppose there is an individual
in the entire community who would deny
the fact that above all years it is of vital
importance to have things looking spic and
span here this summer.
We accept the fact that there is uncer
tainty about the coming season. It may be
above normal and on the other hand there
may be comparatively few visitors due to
several well known reasons. (We are still
optimistic, however). In view of this, we
will be compelled to put out best foot fore
most this year if we wish to attract or keep
We urge you to join in the clean-up and
paint-up campaign the town authorities are
trying to put across this week. Cleanliness
is not always a matter" of money, with little
expenditure a place can be made to look
immaculate. Make a clean sweep of your
back premises, Do not go about your spring
cleaning in a half hearted manner. Leave
nothing to blow either on your property or
Let's have the cleanest town we have
ever asked a visitor to ' stop and spend a
vacation. This is not alone for the house
wife, but also the business man.
A popular magazine states in this month's
edition that the "great word patriot is com
ing back. For a long time it has not been
spoken. Nobody used it about anybody.
The question was asked, how can you tell
a patriot and the following were cited as
"A worker in the shops invented what is
now considered the best rifle in the world
He refused to cash in. lie gave his invention
to his country. His name is Garand.
HERE and THERE
HILDA WAY GWYN
We would like to honor this week
. , the teachers of Waynesville
school district for their efficiency
in handling the sugar rationing
A young man gave UO $48,000 a vear and registration . . . under the capable
V,Q e xt v..i. c..., supervision or Jack Messer
u.ramwi UA U1B iew lOfK OLOCK thX-fw AlA u lik nA rnnrinp at.iff
change. He refused to seek a commission. . . . we made it a point to visit
He went in as a buck private. His name f!md JO;ee-hoW; the' public wa.
r baniitg 1.11,0 iivv uiuui ujr uiivh.
13 Kltll till. I Sum nml if wa o-rntifvino- to
"Another, the son of the irrefl'rpsr nnrnp observe the fine spirit ... if it
in j- ,;u-.. i i a t x taKes sugarless meais to win mis
in modern military annals also refused to war , t .Kthat js at least one thing
wangle his Senator for a commission and we at home can do . . . was the
a Piishinn TTia tinrria Jo POr0nir. attitude on all sides ... the teach
. I ava w i rVl f Yi air a Kann niran alnlanta
me manuiaciurers 01 gasoline pumps in their own home rooms . . , they
announce they will give to their country seemed that much at home in the
all ogi-n nrro V,: .S4. roies "1 imervieweia . . . no uuuuv
. .u...6c iuHral)ul tiicii vciitgj piouts aSkinr nnosHnns Hav in nnrl Hav mowers Woar our
11 i x . . - . " - ' .
ior ine past live years. Their name IS BUSI- put makes one good at that sort of .steel fly swatters
Of new things the-following are
rather startling .' . . as by pro
ducts of war . . . you can be bur
ied legally in a gold or silver cask
et, but not in a coffin of any other
metal ... We may be saving fats
for soap making like Grandma did
long years ago . , , if you are old
enough you may recall the ash
hopper in the back yard . . . brass
iere hooks will be be no more
and thy say corset clasps and
metal garter trimmings will have
to go , . .'bankers they say will be
making loans on cars as to their
tire value . . . we are all advised
to get a cow and park her on our
lawn to eat the grass short for us
. . that is when our present lawn
We are glad to note that the school band
will hold regular practice periods and will
give weekly concerts during the summer
months. We are going to need some music
this summer. It will not only help out
with entertainment of the visitors we are
hoping to have, but it will boost our own
A lot of money has been invested in the
band, which has been wisely used, but in
order to realize the most out of the organi
zation, both from the standpoint of the band
student and the supporting public, it must
be kept up by study and practice.
thing . . . we were amused at our- ready to make a newpaper into a
an una ' .i-l . nn t tl.. in I n I Mnnl lin.il JnlA nnJ iU
I . n T-. , .- I ociivo vyiig uiio ui me. iiibi-i iici. uctiu iwm nu g J ailcr tueill
group 01 noosier iarmers nave piedg- viewers started telling us of a com- ... and blow to Haywood countv
ed themselves to return all government I mon mistake that so many of the . . . cuspidors are out . . we com-
rhppkq -while trm war "is ri registrants maae tney took no mentea on tnis delicate subject to
. ... v.. I aftAniinf nf Uma in tho
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a laciory worKer, wno When men are I if their hair was white it was
mutterincr acainst AnvtViino- loaa tVion VlnKla brown or black or golden . , , as
f V.ll .TT.11 11 .. . Miovow ..Hgmut... wcwuiu.
M1"c'- "uircis- UUW mis am t no lea it funny too . . . and then suddenly
party. This is war. Let's shake hands all we realized that we had been guilty
around and get to work'." V
oitjim. ui tiio xc.b (sua C Iiatl
We venture to say that right here in more than generous sprinkling of
Haywood County we have many patriots. Prey V, ; a"d e had answered
..V,. !it . i very guoiy to . oior 01 nair
who are neither conscious of the fact, nor ... "Brown" . . . we hope the
it so, are not wishing to be praised, but are hrovemmeht doesn't check up on
working for victory as surely as the boys ?T.rSl
in uniform. nocent liars last week. .. ,
Holding the Bag
The Reconstruction Finance Corporation's
willingness to take unsalable automobiles,
tires, refrigerators, etc., off the hands of
manufacturers is a commendable step to
ward relief of an extremely hardhit class of
little business men.
The real beneficiaries will be the distribu
tors. Having been deprived of their normal
means of livelihood, these distributors should
not have their capital, including loans on
which they must pay interest, tied up in
definitely. Reidsville Review.
Indications are that with the sugar short
age sorghum will be in greater demand than
in recent years, and it will also bring a
better price on the market.
It seems there is a lot of difference in
the varieties of seed and that some make
much more juice than others. We under
stand that Japanese Seeded Ribbon is one
of the best, despite its name. It is said to
have a high sugar content and will turn
out more molasses than most varieties. 4
What's In A Name?
A government scrap iron collector recent
ly introduced himself to the Governor of
Kansas as ."Senior Commodity Specialist of
the Automobile Graveyard Section of the
Bureau of Industrial Conservation of the
War Production Board."
Mathematics Comes Back
Certain parents and educators who believe
that schools have tended in recent decades Nr.,
to slight needed fundamental subjects are
hnding their judgment dramatically sus
tainea by events. Admiral Chester W,
Nimitz, commander in chief of the Pacific
Fleet, recently stated, "A severe weakness
in mathematics on the part of college men
is proving a major obstacle in the selection
and training of midshipmen for commission
ing as ensigns."
It is difficult to believe, but 68 per cent
of a total of 4,200 college freshmen examin
ed recently failed to pass an arithmetical
reasoning test. These were not merely border-line
cases; the great majority were far
below the passing grade. That this failure
on the part of high schools is widespread
is evidenced by the fact the 4,200 youth
come from many states. Only 23 per cent
of this group had had more than one and
a half years of mathematics.
This is a serious lack of fundamental edu
cation, and one for which our educational
leaders may fairly be held responsible. It
is admittedly hampering the defense effort;
algebra, plane geometry, solid geometry,
and trigonometry are vital in all branches
of the armed services. Dr. William R. Reeve,
of Teachers' College, Columbia University,
has been asked by the Civil Aeronautics
Administration to prepare a condensed
arithmetical course to bridge the present
The situation should be a guide to home
and school when helping young people plan
for the future. The era after the war will
still need the fundamentals of arithmetic.
New worlds remain to be conquered. Chris
tian Science Monitor.
Look at the bright side for there is always
one. For instance, stopping -autos from
diminishing the rubber supply will stop
them from diminishing the pedestrian supply.
"Mrs. Gwyn, why don't you
write about it in your column next
week, for they tell me its Clean
Up week and that would be a good
time?" . . . said Noble Garrett
. after we had extended
him our sympathy one day last
week as he was picking scraps of
paper from among the shrubbery
at his home . . . not sympathy for
working . . . but for the fact that
it was necessary to waste so much
time, all because of somebody's
carelessness ... we told Noble
that we had written on the Sub
ject many times . . . because, we,
personally had a lot of feeling on
the subject . . . for our house seems
to be the key place on South Main
to start eating . . . and we find
daily wrappings from every known
variety of food and candy ... and
this week we had a large size shoe
left in our hedge . . . of course we
admit that reaching Sown is splen
did exercise for your waistline, if
you are on the plump model . .
but even so one is not likely to
appreciate that fact when you are
trying to extract a chocolate bar
wrapper from under a prickly
hedge .... . leaving put any personal
aversion . . 4 we just can't help
Dut ieei that a person who dehber
ately throws paper on the streets
ib lacking in community pride .
while on the' subject we want to
appeal to the town authorities for
additional waste paper containers
on the streets . . . we know they
accuse the public of not using them
. . but please give us another trial
. . and we hope that they place
one near the cement bench on our
street, . .
one of our prominent county of-
cials ... and he was not the slight
est bit perturbed . . . 'and instant
ly replied . . . "Well, that won't
bother me, for what I really need
is a wash tub anyway,
Sunday afternoon all Haywood
county must have been on wheels
one last fling over the highways
. . . with enough gas to go where
they wanted to , . , without count
ing the quarts and the pints as
they will be doing soon . . a last
extravagant American gesture .
for it won't: be long before the
chief topic of conversation will
be "how much I got on one gal
We like things that are done for
so many years in succession that
they become traditional . . , some
how they bespeak character .
and a steadfastness of purpose . . .
an appreciation of things of un
changing value . . ." though time
brings improvements there are cer
tain sentiments that never grow
old . . . and the charm of association
that new things cannot possess
. we are thinking of the Alma
Mater song written by Miss Mar
garet Stringfield in 1909 . . . which
has been sung at commencement
at the local high school since that
date . . .we hope it is always
done . . . for it is very beautiful
. and there will never be any
thing new about a song of this
type ... to make a change for an
other. . . .
A jingle contributed by Mrs.
Ruth Craig. ...
"I had a little pony,
His name was Dapple-Gray:
Ana an that he was good for
Was eating oats and hay.
Then motor-cars got scarcer
Now Dapple-Gray's my pride
And all the careless people .
Are asking for a ride,"
iy v. wubus KUSS
' Bits of this, that and the other
picked up nere, mere and yonder
A 11 t
thespintofthecle "m J
the flower plot. ' na
spirits, too, but h JM 1
be in a lio ,i.i l.ls PN
otanea in n.;.L r
rush, and apparently
camp crosfid ' n" f:
, Feeling 'he had done,,
he raked th a. 8 I
uKr lenaer lai-ks
QUESTION "What do
think of rationing of gas?"
Mrs. W. A. Bradley "As for the
oersonal standpoint, it doesn't
bother me. I don't know how it's
going to work out from the com
Mrs. T. L. Bramlctt "I think
it's perfectly alright. If it will help
the government, and help us win
the war, I'm glad to do my part,"
John E. Barr'If there is really
a shortage of it, it's a good thing.
People who really need it should
have it and joy riders should be
very good idea.
Hurgin "It's ' a
We're going to
nn i 1
bomedav uK,. l.
river to the othr M, ?'
ine- to u-alfu i. i , t
. . . . v "uiuini th
"Mile U1V. o .1. -
conserve tires anyway so it doesn'i
make much difference. '
Mrs. N. M, Medford "I think
that since the boys are sacrificing
their lives, and giving up their
homes and loved ones, we can cer
tainly give up our pleasure trips."
Rev. H. G. Hammett "Under the
circumstances it seems to be the
thing to do. I'm glad to co-oper
ate in using as little gas as pos
Mrs. Fred Martin "'If it means
help to our arnjy of course we'll
be glad to do our part. '
Dr. R. H. Stretcher "I think it
is a necessity and we'll just have
to do the best we can. For a
while it may be hard, but the hard
ship will ease off."
W. R, Francis "It appears to
be a very fine thing for the gov
ernment to ration the people on
gasoline and oils to conserve it
for the war effort."
J. M. Long "I think the ra
tioning of gas will effect this sea
son and the tourist area, but we
will have to adjust ourselves to
anything that will help win this
Floyd Jenkins to Annie D. Bur.
gess, both of Cove Creek. .
The treaty terminatina- the Rus
so-Japanese War was signed at
Portsmouth in 1905. an vvTt
which gave the state an interna
A Weirton, W. Va.. steel nlant
participating in the War Produc
tion Drive broke record in 9nn
departments during a single month. Ridge Parkway,
FIVE YEARS AGO
Group of vocational boys leave
on an extended tour of 6 states
with J. C, Brown, agricultural
teacher, in charge.
Hazelwood dogs are killed bv
poisoned foods and citizens are up
L. N. Davis states Chamber of
Commerce has three point program.
with equal stress to be given in
dustry, tourists and agriculture.
Chas. E. Ray, Jr., named chair
man of recently organized West
em North Carolina group to work
out problems of section.
Mayor of Brevard savs "Wavnes
ville has wide-awake Chamber of
Commerce and that the people cer
tainly know how to be nice to vis
Fish Hatchery in Piseah Nn
tional Forest is now in oDeration.
Miss Lillian Wvatt admitted to
the Apha Phi Sigma honorarv f ra
ternity at Western Carolina Teach
father Howard V. Lane a-ives
series of lectures in Clvde this
State highway officials are hlr.
ing the original route of the Blue
think what he 'would do -!
, A Waynesville housJ
V..M.-ICU into the sr
clean-up decided every 1
c i.ct-ueu Ousting
B -..oua. auout mat t
morning, however, her v
with 1.; 1 i . , .' f c
cocKed to o
u ior W0!k mumbl;
Ao, sir li
possible." A fellow workraa
ed the trouble, and the
. "You just can't strafeJ
me w an to suit a J
"imig a mo:
was ueinjr puiie,J up the J1(
a car, with what looked' j
li, mat many stopped to ;
A traveling ink salesj
wvcia me greater part ofl
ern America, reports that t
erage motorist from Ohi
Pennsylvania have not cut df
tneir speeds. He has -WU
fully, and found this J
holds true no matter wl,J
are, out ne nas no answer I
Haywood citizens now fJ
shipyards bring back the!
story regarding food, workiJ
ditions and seeing so natiJ
trom back home on the
Their comments about Thel
taineer being a "letter from!
One Haswood man just i
one of the shipyards this I
said a detective worked amol
crew for about six montrj
two of the men talked tool
and the next day both weri
War talk is not toleratedl
hours on duty, they reporttJ
Good wages, high pricJ
very little after pay day
usual comment of most
men coming back, and
run true to form through
the defense areas.
SCOTTS SCRAP BOOK BvR I .SfOTT
OIL ftURXia- 30
A 7-page article from
ural History Magazine,
W. Gudger on "Giant
xsorth American 19 mos:
While I do not claim to
erman, I found the article
ing, and here is part of
The question perhaps
quently asked of us in
partment of Fishes in the
can Museum is, "What is
gest fish?" To this e?
answer has been, "The wbii
is the largest fish in the
But occasionally the querr
"What is our biggest M
The question cannot be M
offhand. For vears I M
in mv mind to die un evidfl
answer it. But the task
The information is wid
trnd. thnrmiirhW hidden
nical works or in books of
and hence is to be paM
with much work di(rpm?
word), and good illustrat:
almost nonexistent. Then
tionatelv most writers
fficmaclvpa with saving,
lorrro tiu Or thev mewt
"Said to reach a length w
to fourteen feet"-withw
tho nthoritv. Every en
been made to verify the .
weights given herein.
The nuestion of w",t 1
largest fishes will have 1
......i ...win since K'l
minir mnro than one caM'i
fho HiatiTK-Hnn To set V-
of these creat fishes
for all the big fish
know, and the reader I.
get into his "dugout ;
uiii.il me. v j
Rill" in World War I, i
gets tired and knows
'ole" let him go to it
t t...- f heein W
DUL UHU'C " ... .rll
tales, let me pray v 3
the ardent fisherman W1
well as of him wno
dred of years ape:
"Lorde, on a omefti
mji nnV and A1
Lord, suffer me to
ISO large -
When talkynggeof"- j
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