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THE WAYNESVILLE MOUNTAINEER (ONE DAY NEARER VICTORY) THURSDAY ?
The Mountaineer Haywood Farmers
THE WAYNESVILLE PRINTING CO.
Main Street Phone 137
Waynesville, North Carolina
The County Seat of Haywood County
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Mrs. Hilda WAY GWYN ...Associate Editor
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THURSDAY, AUGUST 20, 1912
(ONE DAY NEARER VICTORY)
TODAY'S BIBLE VERSE
Ye that love the Lord, hate evil; he preserveth
the souls of his saints; he delivereth them out of the
hnnd of the wicked. Psalm 97.10.
Another name is added to the roll of Hay
wood County heroes, who have given their
lives in the cause of American freedom. It
brings us face to face with the grim realities
of war and its heartbreaking cost.
Richard Clem Jenkins would have been 18
in September. He had not lived long by
the count of the calendar, but in deeds his
life can be measured as full and useful, for
he made the supreme sacrifice in the greatest
confllict the world has ever known.
In the name of the cause for which he
fought we honor his memory.
The Army Orders A pple
A cheerful report from the quartermaster
corps' announces that ' pple pie is the sol
dier's favorite dessert. A choice American
to the core! It establishes that our soldiers
are substantial fellows following a good
New England tradition that apple pie is a
staple of strong men's diet.
We know how that our army is provision
ed as an army should be, will travel on its
stomach far and well. As it has.
Even the soldiers' lesser choices in dessert
attest that their chefs are up to any culinary
challenge. The next items are as true tests
of skill as apple pie: ice cream, doughnuts,
chocolate cake, mince pie. We skip a couple
of puddings down at the end because the
point is made. Army etiquet may admit
of no kind word for cooks, but soldiers have
given a vote of confidence. The New York
Education and War X
The reaction of the war on education Is
rather surprising, we are told by educational
authorities. The colleges and the universi
ties have had to change their courses to
meet current needs both in aiding military
. training and filling the gaps of the high
Two defects have shown up in the high
, schools, in two fundamental subjects, . geo
graphy and mathematics. Columbia Univer
sity's recent report indicates that about 68
per cent of the college freshmen who took
tests for Navy ensigns were unable to pass
the arithmetical reasoning test.
Since the percentage was based on the
cases of candidates from twenty-seven cot
feffes and universities it is significant. The
J;cy of the failures were not "border
line cases, but were far below the passing:
Educators feel that great benefit will
eventually come out of this exposure of the
weak points in our educational system, we
see already in our own schools addition of.,
certain vocational courses in defense that
are tending to give more specialized technical
training, that calls for fundamentals. ; . . .
Another revelation in -Haywood County
is the fact that too many of out boys have
failed to take advantage of the educational
facilities offered to them. The number turn
ed down for this lack should be a challenge
to our truant officers, for every effort should
be put forth to get the youth in school.'
These scrap drives haven't been very
thorough. That chap next door still has his
jo 42 M ARATHON
Haywood County farmers dug deep in
their pockets at the Federation picnic Sat
urday, and brought out $5,265 to invest in
war savings bonds and stamps.
This was expected from Haywood's men
of the soil. They have responded to every j
call Uncle Sam has made of them. They(
are a patriotic group, and by no means broke. ;
The bond purchases Saturday exceeded ;
similar groups in other counties by several;
dollars, which is characteristic of the man-j
ner in which Haywood farmers go about
things. Once theyk are convinced that a
thing is right, there is no stopping them, 'i
We extend congratulations to the owners
of the Osborne Farm in the recognition given
it by having been selected as one of the
three farms in the state for Guernsey judg
The owners have spent many years bring
ing the farm and the herd to its present
high standard, and to have such an outstand
ing farm reflects agricultural prestige on the
county in which it is located.
The owners have been among the pioneers
in producing high grade milk and have done
much to raise the standard for milk produc
tion in Haywood County and North Carolina.
HER E and THERE
HILDA WAY GWYN
Shadts of our grandmothers . . .
iwhen only the tip of the toe show
led . . . pe.ping demurely out from
I underneath a long skirt which un
! sanitarily swept all dust into its
folds . . . what would these ladies
editorial ! think of their granddaughters
iiii.j. HA..J ur.'ii mu n ':.. wTV. 1 triopinir blithlv along . . . with
uueu: uoou vvniuins, irieirostitutes . ,,; nature's covering on their
Offer Themselves In Patriotism" was good, . . how public sentiment
changes about customs und styles
The Charlotte News' recent
interesting and timely.
It appears that police officers and welfare
is a funny thing
all comes about
how gradual it
. often aided by
workers alike are battling hard to suppress conditions . just as chcumstan
Wnt!tTinn hrmmht tn Pharlntro hv Pflmn!ces have upset the routine of the
-.. .....v.. r manufacture of stockings
followers, but are nonplussed and baffled
by a new face on horizon of prostitution.
Says The News: "A welfare worker in
quired: 'What can be done about the girls
who are not really prostitutes but merely
give themselves to raise the soldiers' morale ?
We find cases in which girls will not accept
money ; they say they are patriotic and ply
their trade without thinking of accepting
money. What can . we do with girls like
that?"- . '
Our answer is: Put them in jail just as
other harlots and prostitutes are taken out
of circulation. This new type of prostitute
is possessed of the most insidious wiles of
any and flares-forth under the banner of the
greatest of all virtues, patriotism, to ply her
rotten and debauching trade. She would
hand to this great nation and people the rot
tenest and most defamatory slogan of all
time: "Win the War with Prostitution."
Have we stooped so low or become so case
hardened that we can countenance debauch
ery and lowest degradation in the name of
patriotism ? No, a million times no. Patrio
tism and morale are . a nation's greatest
virtues in peace and in war, and prostitution
in patriotism's name is cowardly and repre
sents the lowest and most vulgar form of
depravity actually it is akin to treason, if
treason would admit it. The Cleveland
A Fine Substitute
While we all regret the necessity for dis
continuance of the annual Haywood County
farm tour which had come to be a highlight
of interest both for the townspeople and the
rural population, we feel that the township
farm day is a splendid substitute.
In this smaller community event the farm
er may still find, though on a less varied
scale, the stimulus derived from seeing what
others are doing with the same problems
that they face. For the fanner has a tre
mendous task in the years ahead. Much de
pends on food production.'
There will no doubt be changes in crops
right here in Haywood, as demands for cer
tain foods are greater than for others. These
township gatherings will serve as a clearing
house for exchange of ideas. The farmers
as well as the townspeople are not going toi
travel as far nor as often as in pre-war
days. They both will have to find inspira
tion and encouragement to greater activity
from sources close at home.
We shall miss seeing Haywood County
farms on parade. We shall miss mingling
with our own Haywood County folk, and the
fine spirit of friendliness and heighborliness
that the farm tours fostered. But we will
all have to remember that for the present
we are concentrated on one major project
and that it is for these very things signifi
cant of American life and freedom, that we
must sacrifice and bend every effort, what
ever it costs, to keep for ourselves and suc
Believe it or not . . . in the early
days of Lake Junaluska it was
unlawful to go bathing in the
sparkling Methodist waters . . .
without stockings . we know such
a statement seems preposterous
to the rising generation . . . in
view of stockingless fashions. . .
One does not have to be very
old to remember when it would
have been a most unconventional
thing for a girl to appear in public
on the streets without stockings
. . . now when we see the gals, all
ages, taking up the habit . . , we
have an entirely different opinion
. . . we admire their thrift . . . .
taking advantage of the summer
days . . . for whether or not she
is pleased to have an excuse to
keep cool, and join the ever in
creasing parade of stockingless
gals . . . she is still saving stockings
.' . . we have been greatly intrigued
by the lovely shades that can be
acquired through artificial aids
. . . maybe it is our imagination
. . . but it seems to us that the sun
tan that comes from exposure to
sun can't be duplicated from a jar
or bottle :-. . the natural tan has
a smooth velvety appearance that
the artificial shades just can't
seem to give .' . we have wonder
ed about what these stockingless
gal's are going to do when wintery
winds do- blow ; .. . will they take
to socks or return to stockings
. . even if they cart no longer get
their once farprite brand of ny
About the most significant item
of the changing times we have
heard recently is the fact that the
Duke and Duchess of Kent have
included the name of Roosevelt in
the long array which their new son
will carry through life V . . such
a thing would not have happened a
a few years back . . of course it
is a good old time honored Ameri
can custom' . . . when every boy
has an equal chance to become
president . . . and hopeful parents
in our great democracy have shown
their political affiliations often in
this way .. . . as well as symbol
izing their ambition for the son
to be worthy of carrying' a distin
guished name ... it leaves no
doubt in the minds of American
citizens . .. . that this democratic
gesture shows how the English are
looking to- their cousins across the
other days . , . and August seems
very quiet . . . and the streets
might be any time of the year . . .
as far as crowds are taken . ; .
there are still quite a number of
visitors in town . . . despite ra
tioning of tires and gas. . . Those
fortunate enough to have the pat
ronage of the visitors . . . seem
g-na'teful .',. in fact we have heard
l.:ss complaint about the season
being off than ever before . . . .
which we think is evidence of a
fine spirit . . . people are accepting
the situation as a result of the war
. . . there is nothing anyone can
do about it... . . issues far greater
than our personal problems are at
stake . . . we hope it does : not
create an indifference about beep
ing up our standards . v. for we
feel sure that there will always
be visitors (though in limited num
bers) . . . even if the duration ex
tends . . . and the fewer the guestss
will mean the greater the compe
tition of our community with other
We are glad we don't have the
job of the local draft board for
the months of August and Septem
ber .. . . how they are going to
find enough unattached men to fill
the quotas of these 2 months with
out breaking up happy homes of the
younger married sets will be some
problem . . . we understand that
in August alone . . . the order is
for 85 men ... for obvious rea
sons we are always on hand to
see the boys off . , . and each time,
it seems that the boys and their
friends and family are more af
fected by the separation . . . on
Monday we were impressed with
one mother . . . from the White
Oak section . ....'who was sending
off her second son . . . the other
is in England . . . she said . . ,
"I must not cry. for we have to
take it" . . . and as the bus moved
out she lifted her hand to the son
on the bus and he responded in the
same manner . . . with a smile ', . ,
both soldiers . . . for he can never
be braver in battle than the moth
er who sent him away with pride
and courage.. . . .
By W. CURTIS RUSS
Bits of this, that and the other
picked up here, there and yonder.
Do you 'think a ceiling price
should be placed on frm commod
Chas. C. Francis "I don't think
that anything should be allowed
to go sky high, but the farmer is
the greatest gambler on earth, and
prices should be kept in reason."
W. A. Bradley "No, I do not
because the labor situation is get
ting so serious that cost of pro
duction cannot be determined."
Dave Plott "The ceiling prices
on farm commodities would not be
fair at present, because due to
labor shortage the cost of produc
tion may go higher."
Mrs. W. L. McCracken "I think
it would be alright, as each group
should be treated alike."
This is the tim
always shows ,,L. . a
dener a perso
when they start on WH
teu JUst how -fW
oecause sometimes thw ? 1
overdose of enthus;u " y .k,t
But at this time of 'v
always spot th .'
. . e i n m . i
ana those who folln " i rfc!
We know of
in town that startJ
to have a beauty Sp0 u e4
place of business uttei
and dug, and took eve
r r vowing the soil ,
seeds were carefully Di a., 1 J
came the hotter jaf" '
grass and weeds. . Tod
paradise far tk l.
1 hp fT-i.l,.
burninp- tvno u....-
B VJ,v UUMlinff H'i.L
siasm in the .p,ing( and !
T. L. Green '"If manufactured
products have a ceiling pat on
them I don't see why farm pro
ducts and wages should not also
have a ceiling price."
Mrs. Edith Alley "My first re
action is that a ceiling price should
be put on farm commodities unless
the price could be based on the
same rules governing manufactur
ed products, wages and labor and
other expenses of the farmer."
Chas. B. McCrary "I don't
think it would hurt the farmer
if the prices are set high enough
o be in line with labor."
Mrs. Henry Francis "I think
the farmer should get as much as
he can, for .his business is always
J. J. Ferguson "I would not
ipprove such a plan as the farmer
works hard enough at all times,
I believe in giving him a break.'?
S. J. Moody "I think the farm
r should have just as much for
lis commodities as he can get at
Letters To The
THEY ARE DOING WITHOUT
The Editor Xontaineer:
I wonder how many of us, here
and elsewhere in these good olii
United States, stop to realize what
a luxury,, what a gracious, grand
thing it i just to calmly step into
the drug store and order an ice
cream cose, a chocolate soda, or a
big glass of rich milk: or to stop
somewhere and listen to musie on
('Continued on page 3))
TEW TEARS AGO
-'. . 132
Actual construction begins on ad
litibn to England-Walton, and 40'
o 50 men will be given work.
Work to begin at once on Park
Trails, it was learned from J. Ross
Cffklh.' ':'.' '.
Flower show will be held here
oday under auspices of Communi
Virginia Dare anniversary is be-
iraj- observered today. ,
Apple growers will hold a field
meet today at Barber's Orchard.
Haywood, boy to appear in boxing
bout next Saturday in Madison
Special Music will be heard at
Grace Episcopal church Sunday,
with Mrs. Chas. E. Johnson, of
Work ore vocational building in
High school1 grounds is now un
Plans started for erection of
Boy Scout camp.
FIVE TEARS AGO
County tax rate is raised 25
cents, wifcb. new rate for coming
year set at $1.33 to meet increased
Annual golf tournament will
start here on Friday at the Coun
try Clab. .
Second annual farm tour will
be held in County this week.
150 attend farm tour through
Which reminds us in speaking of
the English . . . of a story, you
may have seen it . . . when Queen
Elizabeth recently interviewed a
group of young American nurses
she asked one, how long she
had been in England . . . and she
replied ... "Not very long"
and the next question the Queen
fired at her was . . . "Where are
yon stationed?" ... and the Amer
ican nurse came back with . . . "Not
very far from here" ... we imagine
the Queen must have been taken
back a bit ... but perhaps she
felt better when she later learned
that the nurse had ju?t crTr from
a lecture where they had been
warned not to betray military in
formation . . . there is a fine les
son for us back home. . . . .
We have been interested in the
reaction of the local people over
the summer season . . . we, of
course, have reference to those who
are commercially concerned with
the tourists . . . while the season
is a long ways from the tops of
THE OLD HOME TOWN
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COUPL OfMOO W1TM HIS POCKS
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.t.L "r 7'r"sc n yon J
l eaning lor a package of J
DC ",,u a DX Ot picljU
you know, in some places ,
milk is sold by the box.
Oratory is certainly not i
art today, in fact it i U.
greater role in the course 0f
man cveins man it i u j.
the days of William Jennings'!
.i. nan ii inn oeen for git;
uyiianuc power of speech, til
.Tuu.u jieinaps d: no ffitrantic
raging in Europe today becaus
might never have raised to
neigncs 01 power in GentJ
riesmeni Konsevelt s contiif
popularity is due, in part,. to
Vila Kiliir frt r......,!. ....
-...ij, t over toe rai
iviaKing a success in business
upon me amnty to speak.
- Ana speaKing of sneakiiw 1,,
a cnoice gem:
Rastus: "Sambo, ho come
all dresses up these days!
must hab a job.'!
Sambo: "Big boy. I'se eot s,
thin' better'n any job. ht at
proiesnun. I'm a orator!"
Rastus: "What's dat?"
Sambo; "Man, don't yo'
1 A .... .
wnai a orator is 7 Letitieapl
iLi yo' was to walk up to i
nary man an' ax him ho
was two and two, he'd say
But ef yo was to ax one
orators dat question, we'd
When in de cou'se ob human ev
it becomes necessary to take!
numeral of de second d
tion and add it to de er
I says unto yo , an' I says it
out fear of successful conti
tion, dat the result invar'jbkl
'fo'r' Dat, my friend, ami
The story is told of a coil
man who appealed to a draft bl
for a special classification.
The chairman of the boai
ed the man what classification
wanted. He replied "B."
"There is no class 'B' and
how why do you want to
that particular class," the i
"Mister draft-man, I want!
"be' here when the other
leave, and I wants to 'be' here i
they gets back."
M. R. Williamson is editor, j
ager, circulation manan,
reader m. make-up man, m
nrAaamnn ntid in charee of nM
of the Wednesday edition of I
Rotary Cog, a colorful sheet
lished for the 40-odd BoUr
Tho word odd is used ft"
donate an undetermined nuj
and in no ways means
5?inrn The roe is nrinted oi
enroA colored paper, all H
suffering from hayfever re
copies on white paper.
Last week the eanoi -
of The Cog, commenting "M
Lois Harrold's program oi
character from handwritmf, '
4f- it woek's meetinj
r. vj. v iL
club we are trying to De "i
eareful about how we
ahnnt what we write.
interesting program, but J
...... until it "--I
us were uii " it
ovpr lest our weaknesses t
up before the club for their n
gard to writing.
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. Sav. it with sts,
Say it with kisses, I
And fav it witheafJ
o... j ..;th diamoni
L it with dn"'
But whatever r?"
Don't say it
Or maybe you
Do right and fear n
Bon't write and fear "
waV ot t&
the same idea:
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There are , ,,,,
. .u vt uaV 1" 1
But me ucv W
Is to let-her alone.
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Southern Assembly (
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Street a"v- ol
night under au'F"
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