THE WAYNESTILLE MOUNTAINEER Page 2 THURSDAY.m U J ft. Spiritual Sustenance 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 changing world. The Mountaineer Published By THE WAYNESVILLE PRINTING CO. Main Street Phone 137 Waynesville, North Carolina The County Seat of Haywood County W. CURTIS RUSS Editor IjHrs. Hilda WAY GWYN Associate Editor ;W. Curtis Russ and Marion T. Bridges, Publishers PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY SUBSCRIPTION RATES One Year, In Haywood County ......$1.75 One Year, In Haywood County .....$1.75 Six Months, In Haywood County 90c One Year, Outside Haywood County....... 2.50 Six Months, Outside Haywood County 1.50 All Subscriptions Payable In Advance KiiUml at the 'wt office at Waynesville. N. C. k Second CIjsh Mail Matter, hk provided under the Act of March 3, 187, November 20, 1914. ' ' .Obituary notice, resolution' of respect, cards of thanks, and all notice of entertainment for profit, will be chanced for at the r.'itc of one cent per word. NATIONAL DITORIAL inmVi )lnriATIOK) North Carolina -3 PRESS ASSOCIATION; THURSDAY, JULY 16, 1942 Others 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 others. 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 daily lives. 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 back home. 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 that followed.. 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' Good Suggestion HERE and THERE By -HILDA WAY GWYN 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 Rambling Around 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 Voice OF THE People 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 'Actni T. 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 and-buggy transDnrti.f;. : Noting the increasing J ties of personal ,.uv..Uii nas combed old ana nas issued in the lik, Mrs. Albert Abel "I would still say Waynesville." 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." "isiructive kl 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 terms: "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 i j i . . i. " . .. i ; . ., i . 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. ' "Crunnpr 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 any where." 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 where." 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 instance.; - Not For American Women The press gave out from Washington last Trveek that the society women were worried about their curtsies with so much visiting royalty around. 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 them. 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." What Made News Years Ago A far cry indeed from "Come on babe, let's go to South Carolina . . (or Clayton . . . Ga.) to get hitch ed. . The earliest explorer known to have navigated the Potomac River to within 25 miles of Washington was Spanish Admiral Pedro Men endez (1571). TEN YEARS AGO " 1932 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 here. 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 1937 Residential light rates are cut, with low rates same as charged by Carolina Power and Light Com pany. - Last rites are held in Crammer ton, on Friday for C. D. Welch, 54, former citizen of Haywood county and prominent textile leader in South. . Park Theatre has new sound THE OLD HOME TOWN By STANLEY we RATcpoNor N ..but, boss, 06 PEW CET M THE S. f I DID KEEP BLACKOUT "TEiT VOO Y JTtJ,e .. FEU1- OVER A PAIL. 3 2 MOUTHSHUT I ON THE POSCH AND WEW Vj! Jr . VK V-SEeM FROM ACROSS SS5vX) j THE OFFICIAU REPORT OP TMB ' ' " " j 8LACK OOX AT THS CBMTRAt HOTBU THE OFFICIAL. REPORT OP "THE BLACK OUT AT TH CENTRAL HOT6U of power transmission belt -uridle, Kit and foinJ steering gear. "Girth-. girdle, worn by and female horses. "Terrets this one too. ananks Mare a psudo-h unnarnessable . "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 as follows: "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 tion. "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 ftliiU Vti . . . ' io TTooton hold-bact 51 These should be not too tip too loose. , (Better gw " pert advice on this p''. "13. Fasten the out pn"; "14. Loosen reins from i run them unaer .u --- and through the terre- "15. Fasten the check H equipment lnstaueu-. S Company "H" win. for two weeks camp- ; J . Governor rioey - si with beauties of f ; Mountains N",on8 ced cent, with ni - pla10" ' change. Harry M. 11 to be m the weather P James Lai ereu, ry of local crei "try, i. .nha, nole. trues. ti" ' ... -.til I Joe Wrigb w Railway. jonn auw Yliav dent to occur'f jgoo, moving m r;-" ;

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