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THE WAYNESTILLE MOUNTAINEER
THURSDAY.m U J
While the county-wide revival which start
ed in 17 churches in Haywood County on
Sunday is being conducted by one denomi
nation, namely the Baptists, the results will
be felt in all churches in the county.
If there was ever a time in the history
of those living today, when spiritual sus
tenance was needed, it is now, America, in
the opinion of many, has come a long ways
from the solid faith of its forefathers.
There have been so many faiths and angles
from which religion has been presented,
that it has often tended to confuse' people.
Now the time is urgent for sound funda
mentals. We must come back as a people
to a faith that will guide us with courage
through the years ahead, as we carry on
to victory and again as we pick up life after
peace has come.
We are going to face issues that are too
big for us to work out alone, and only
through divine guidance and comfort can we
keep intact our faith and resolve to Jiold
fast to American freedom and ideals in a
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Waynesville, North Carolina
The County Seat of Haywood County
W. CURTIS RUSS Editor
IjHrs. Hilda WAY GWYN Associate Editor
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THURSDAY, JULY 16, 1942
When death for themselves loomed near,
it was of others that W. L. Hardin, Jr., and
Lawrence L. Kerley thought first on that
night of the most disastrous accident ever
recorded on the pages of local history.
In great emergencies it is said that our
true natures come to the surface and our
actions reflect the principles we have cher
ished in our hearts. Lauriston Hardin, Jr.,
and Lawrence Kerley, at the gate of pos
sible death, forgot to think of their own
safety in their unselfish consideration of
They felt the responsibility of others.
They knew in those homes near the plant
were sleeping innocent little children, moth
ers, fathers and others, all unconscious of
the lurking shadow which meant instant
death. . '':'
This Sermon was not delivered with the
background of the dignity of a pulpit, but
from chaos and confusion in the dead of the
night, yet its lesson is none the less impres
sive. When one considers the risk these
men took for others, their sacrifices should
humble all of us. v .
A Touch Of England
When this community was aroused from
sleep early Tuesday morning by the shrill
sounding of the fire alarm, followed by the
terrific explosion which burst like an inferno,
the citizens were given a small touch of
what our English cousins endure in their
We have felt so protected here that it has
been hard for us to realize that in other
sections of the world, even in the hours of
the night while we relax and sleep, others
are keeping vigil, with dread in their hearts
from enemy attack.
While the fatalities were greater than
we have ever known in an accident here,
they were mild in comparison to the havoc
of the German bombs that drop over Eng
land, and the dangers the men in the ser
vice are meeting in combat.
The tragedy should quicken our concep
tion of the war, and should make each one
of us more conscious of our part in this
conflict. It should fire our patriotism to
greater activity and tighten the bond be
tween the fighting zones and those of us
DO THfY STILL THINK THEY CAN DO BUSINESS WITH HITLER?
Disaster At Waynesville
The disaster of peace-time life have their
heroes no less than the critical moments of
battle. Manager W. L. Hardin, Jr., of the
Standard Oil distributing station in Way
nesville, himself badly injured in the ex
plosion at the station this morning while an
oil truck was unloading, gave his first
thought and effort to the protection of the
public endangered by the blast and the fires
The accident itself again fixes public
thought upon the hazards incident to the
operation of trucks, carrying explosives,
over the highways, through the streets and
into the congested areas of towns and
cities. Some day such dangerous traffic may
be separated from the ordinary streams of
commercial life"; and no doubt the oil sta
tions themselves will be removed from resi
dence and business districts.
The people of Asheville are distressed
over the terrible accident, and many per
sons here early today offered their sym
pathy and their practical aid to the business
firms and families affected by the worst
misfortune in Waynesville's history Ashe
ville Times.' . ,., , ,.'. . .r'
HERE and THERE
A recent story about Churchill
. . . that certainly appeals to us is
the one about his personal priority
system .... . it seems that the Brit
ish leader has so many things
to worry about . . . and he has
had them such a long time . ..... .
that; he has perfected a system of
worry . . . he casts aside all
thought of but one worry at a time
. . . he takes the top worry on his
list and thoroughly goes into a
worry huddle . . . for instance . . .
one day Kharkor might be A-l
worry ... and the next it would
be Egypt . . . Mr. Churchill says
that in this system he "can worry
more efficiently" . . . which really
has a very good point ... with
everything else pushed aside ;
and worry concentrated on one sub
ject . . . no doubt some light does
come to a problem . . . that oth
erwise might have no ray of hope
if jumbled all up with a half dozen
other "headaches." ... ,
who formerly kept time to moun
tain music , . . who are now march
ing with Uncle Sam . . . are maybe
flying . . . or maybe sailing . . . in
fact the boys are in every branch
of ' the service ... a number of
former Soco dancers are now in
the service, according to Sam
Queen . . .. leader of this famous
group . . . his own son, Richard
. . . is in the. air corps . . . training
at Napier Field, Dothan, Ala. . . .
John Reeves, of the air corps . v .
Rankin Ferguson . . . medical
corps of the army . . . stationed at
O'Riley Hospital in Springfield,
. . . Dick Campbell ... Ensign
Frederick Nichols . . . Ralph Moody,
of Camp Wolters, Texas ... Ed
Constantine, of Fort Jackson . . ..
June Setzer, of Camp Lee, Va.
Dick Moody, U, S. Navy . . . .
somewhere on Pacific ... and two
Jackson county boys . . . all doing
their part for their country. . . .
A most unusual illustration of
tact was told in a story we recently
heard from Mr. .Tnspnhns Dnipls
... . about a daughter of Col. Robt. have been reading Gately's Educa-
Contributed from C. A. Paul's
column in the Charlotte News .... .
which is just as ' applicable irt
Waynesville as Charlotte . . . "I
By W. CURTIS RUSS
Bits of this, that and the other
picked up here, there and yonder.
Harnessing a horse is virJ
ost art, but onewhieVl H
be reclaimed a w H
(nation's old aluminum JH
If you had your choice of a place
of residence for the duration of the
war what would be your selection?
pans, savs ih .i
I Those of us wh0 , jfc
"about th ., , le kno.
mav r.nn mi- i.l . ll"
when we hl Zm'
.j k ICSn to
: Noting the increasing J
ties of personal
,.uv..Uii nas combed old
ana nas issued in the lik,
Mrs. Albert Abel "I would still
C. V. Bell "Right where I am
now. in iact notning coma inauce
me to want to move, and certainly
not to the beach."
J. P. Dicus "I believe that I
would say Waynesville, Haywood
county, North Carolina, for I don't
know of a better place."
on hflrnpQcmo. n i "H
o":' :. 8 " "urse:
Uciule we gee into the tJ
. uu tu narnes8
When vnn out
u . lurlna briefly
of technical stable terms w J
hensible as Sanskrit to ft. J
age motorist. You should v
lore, oe laminar with the
"Stall the horse
xiamcs sieei necktie whic-
nurse wears in ftis collar.
oaaaie-pad that which
Mrs. Harry Lee Liner "I would
say Western North Carolina, for
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HKe eveiyniiiiB auuut it, ucujnc, i horse nr n k; k.i.
climate, water and it is certainly a m joiin. ' u
na.c piac w iv. . . icessary.
Mrs. Raymond Stovall "I would , fits arminH the T ' .1
chose Western North Carolina, fori "Breast Collar anH t.1
icci vitts yxjyiT: ... line uiuun-
tains are more protected than those
Mrs. John B. Evans- '"I would
rather be in the mountains than
any where I know right now."
Mrs. Mabel Brown Abel "I
would take a farm anywhere in
Western North Carolina for I
would feel safer there than any
Mrs. S. II. Kelley "I wouldn't
mind living in a busy center in a
big city where there was a lot
going on,. if I could help about this
war. Every time I see the classi-
cations made by the draft board, I
wish that the women were1 being
drafted to serve."
Oliver II. Shelton "I would
stay right under the Balsams." .
Mrs. Grady Boyd "Waynesville,
because it is home and I would feel
the same way even if it was in dan
ger of being bombed."
In a recent copy of The New York Times
a minister points out that at this hour when
there is so much need of willing and com
plete cooperation between each American
citizen and his government that the prayer
to be found in the pew of George Washing
ton in St. Paul's Chapel might well be re
peated and taken to heart by every one of
"Almighty God, we make our earnest
prayer that Thou will keep the United States
in Thy holy protection, that Thou will in
cline the hearts of the citizens to cultivate
a spirit of subordination and obedience tc
government; to entertain a brotherly af
fection and love for one another and for
their fellow-citizens of the United States
at large." ,.'
The sentiments expressed offer another
proof of how Washington earned and de
served the title of "Father of his country."
It Must Be A Good Spot
It is said that often blessings nearest at
hand are not properly appreciated. They
are too often taken for granted with, no
thought of appreciation given them,
i Residents of this community seem to
realize their many blessings, if one judges
by the answers in the feature "Voice of the
People" in this week's issue.
Of one accord t they prefer to be just
Where they are at this particular moment.
We agree with them, we may be missing
some of the excitement of close contact
with certain war efforts, but we have a
more definite feeling of safety, at least from
actual attack, than they do in' some other
sections, -r ' ;.' j
tw': y.,-"' " :" ' ' ':-r'; '
A new wrinkle in selling war bonds, is
allowing civilians who buy bonds to write
their names on bombs that will be dropped
over Germany. That old adage about a
' "fool's name is like his face always seen
in public places" would not apply in this
Not For American
The press gave out from Washington last
Trveek that the society women were worried
about their curtsies with so much visiting
King George of Greece, quick of eye and
movement, is said to have saved one from
falling, and King Peter of Yugoslavia,
though slower, had to pick another one up.
Experts on protocol said the ladies were
probably dipping a little too deep and point
ed out that they were not expected to
curtsy at all excepting when they were
guests at an embassy or legation. The ex
planation must have given relief to a lot
of women who were wishing to show the
friendly visitors they knew what was due
It is rather unfair to refer in general to
congress slightingly. In a group of 96 sen
ators and 435 representatives, 531 in all, it
stands to reason there are some wise men,
some nincompoops, some good men, some
wicked men, some patriots who will truly
serve the people, and some opportunists,
who will look out for themselves.
Congress is made up nowadays, of exactly
the same kind of people that compose your
list of aoquaiatances. Reicfaville Review.
E, Lee . , . Miss Lee was visiting in
Germany . . she was entertained
by royalty . . . and received with
great interest and courtesy . .
when she arrived at the home of
some German of high birth and
social standing one evening .
she was introduced as the daughter
of the greatest general the United
States had ever produced . . . and
she was called "Miss Grant" at
once ... and hence forth for the
remainder of the evening . . . she
was "Miss Grant . . ." ." rather
than embarrass the person who so
called her she did not explain , . .
under the circumstances it took
not only tact, but a very generous
nature to let the mistake go un
noticed. . . . ,
Which reminds us ... it was too
bad that the rationing of gas and
tires reduced the number of per
sons attending the dedication of
the Confederate memorial on the
Blue Ridge Parkway . . , it was
an impressive program, though
brief, in the forest . . . it is a
beautiful idea . . . to perpetuate
the memory of those 125,000 North
Carolinians who wore the uniform
of gray . . . and also render a ser
vice to their descendants . . . as
Mr. Bosworth pointed out in his
acceptance speech . . , "It is a
memorial that will increase with
beauty and usefulness as the years
go by . . . ' fifty years hence . . .
the trees will have reached a glo
rious maturity of beauty . . .that
will draw visitors as to a sacred
shrine . . . and when the now tiny
roots take hold in the earth and
reach out in their growth . . . ,
moisture will be held at the head
waters 'of streams and protect the
people who live in the valleys be
low . . . The event must have been
gratifying to the forest service
. . . for it gave proof to them . . .
that the public was beginning to
appreciate their work for the pre
servation of the trees and that
their labors have not been irt vain. .
tor, a dium on practically all sub
jects . . . one of its most interest
ing departments tells readers how
to write 'letters of love and court
ship' , . . Here are some samples:
Dear Miss Knight; You must
have been aware that for some
time past my feelings toward you
have been stronger that those of
mere friendship. . . ; Our long ac
quaintance has given me ample
opportunity to learn the many ex
cellences of your character, and
has also afforded you an opportu
nity to judge whether I possess
those characteristics which you
would desire in a husband . .. i I
have made known my intentions to
your father and have received his
kind approval. . . Am I presump
tuous in hoping you will consent
to become my wife? . . Yours truly,
Benjamin Freeman. . . . ."
One point Mr. Bosworth made
that was significant . . he said
that by the very act of creating
such a memorial ... the orignina-
tors of the idea showed that they
had faith that the American way
of life . . would continue . . . we
hear often . . . well we have no
time for that or this . . . it can
wait until the war is over . , . .
but such dedications as that of
Sunday should not wait . . . they
bespeak sentiment and tradition
. that are the roots of American
life ... and we should not let
anything crowd them out ... we
are fighting this war to keep them.
We are glad to see that the
annual folk festival is to be staged
in Asheville as usual . . . but we
are inclined to think that the ranks
of the dancers will have to be filled
by new recruits from the veunger
generatioa . . . sor then are many
And the lady's answer, if fa
vorable ... (which we judge they
were mostly) . , . "My dear Mr.
Freeman; Your letter to me was a
surprise, yet a very pleasant one,
for it gave me great happiness . . .
I will say to you, as frankly, as
you confessed your affection for
me that I reciprocate your senti
ments and will strive to be to you
all that you can desire . . . I shall
be pleased to see- you when you
can make it convenient to call .
Yours sincerely . . . Alice Knight."
A far cry indeed from "Come on
babe, let's go to South Carolina . .
(or Clayton . . . Ga.) to get hitch
The earliest explorer known to
have navigated the Potomac River
to within 25 miles of Washington
was Spanish Admiral Pedro Men
TEN YEARS AGO "
Duke Day to be held at lake on
Monday, with Dr. W. P. Few and
Willis Smith, as principal speakers.
Noted prison Chaplain pays vis
it to prisoners in jail and Camp
Sheep raisers of Haywood coun
ty will have chance to buy and sell
at ram sale and exchange to be
held at Clyde.
J. W. West succeeds V. R.' Rhine
hart, as Commander of McClure
Williams chapter of the D. A. V.
Rowley Pless accompanied by
Luther Pless and Waif Trull, cap
tured a large still on East Fork.
Hugh Penland, Haywood county
tarmer, is found dead on highway,
hit by unknown driver of automo
bile. Mrs. Hugh Massie entertained
with party for Mrs. Dewey Stovall.
Rev. W. H. Baucom will hold re
vival near Raleigh during next two
weeks. . : :'
FIVE YEARS AGO
Residential light rates are cut,
with low rates same as charged by
Carolina Power and Light Com
Last rites are held in Crammer
ton, on Friday for C. D. Welch, 54,
former citizen of Haywood county
and prominent textile leader in
Park Theatre has new sound
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-uridle, Kit and foinJ
"Girth-. girdle, worn by
and female horses.
"Terrets this one
ananks Mare a psudo-h
. "Now having gotten that oJ
the way, let s go out to the
and get to work. A word of i
mg, though: Just as a word
scription of how to tie one's i
strings would be more invi
thin the actual, process after
has done it a few times, hurl
ing a horse is not so difficult
one knows how. The procedui
"1. Untie the steed and
him from his stall to the barn
2. If he will 'stand i
hitching,' 0. K. If not you
have to snap the two ropes
you will find there into the
rings in the halter.
"3. Take the saddle-pad an-
purtenances and place it m
"4. Take the crupper and
the tail through it. This is
by folding back the long hair
extends beyond the fleshy
of the ta il and putting the fl
tail through the crupper.
"5. Seat the crupper in pla
pulling the back strap taunt.
"6. Take the breast collar,
the traces, and the bridle 'assei
in your left hand. Remove
and slip breast collar over
and neck. (Horse's head
yours). If a hames collar if
instead of a breast collar, t!
'Bomethinff else aeain,': The
collar must be slid over the
face upside down and turned
position just as it reaches
smallest part of the neck.
hames are then put in pla
fastened by the strap at tie
torn. The traces are pfM"
attached to the hames so W
go wrong there.
"R HnlHinc the bit in ten
and top of bridle in the right
put the bridle on. un'8
some finesse. If the horse ))
at the oDDortune moment, yoi
is easy. Otherwise, the uppei
lower jaws must be p
gently and the bit put ui
ti'in Than tho left eaf ii
in the nrrvner nlace nd thel
right. , . ,
"9. Fasten the throat-la
is the strap that goes item
jowls. Don't get it too W
you'll choke Dobbin,
"in Lead horse in
front of buggy. Draw buggy
ly forward, putting the
through the shaft loops W
on either side of the gir
"11. Fasten the traces '
to the whiffle-tree, putting ,
through the loops that W
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too loose. , (Better gw "
pert advice on this p''.
"13. Fasten the out pn";
"14. Loosen reins
run them unaer .u ---
and through the terre-
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