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The County Seat of Haywood County
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There Are Six Now
We know that the casualty list of Hay
wood County boys will grow. That it has
only begun. Yet when the names are added
it gives one a shock, like an' unexpected
blow. It is the ultimate price of war.
At the time this is written the list stands
at six, but ere the time this is printed it
may have grown.
No homage is too great for these boys
who have left their homes to protect them
from the ravages of war and the enemy,
and who will not come back to enjoy them
It is difficult to put in words the humble
spirit of the civilian as he contemplates the
supreme sacrifice they have made that life
may "continue in the American way.
THE WAYNESVILLE MOUNTAINEER
(One Day Nearer Victory) THURSDAY, OCTOBER
TJ.. -.. . ...
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 8, 1912
(One Day Nearer Victory)
The Mica Boom
We are indebted to Thad I). Bryson, Jr.,
for the informative article on the front page
about the mica situation in the country,
brought about by the stimulus of war needs
and the cutting off of foreign sources. The
old adage that "It is an ill wind that blows
nobody any good" is again proven to be true
in respect to the necessity for developing
the latest resources of the rich mica vein
which runs through North Carolina, be
ginning in Mitchell, Yancey and Avery, and
running through Haywood, Jackson and
For too long the mica miners have been
operating in a wasteful and haphazard way,
due in part to lack of capital for machinery
and equipment. Now that the Colonial cor
poration has been formed under the direc
tion of the government, there is opportunity
for this county to benefit from the mica
boom brought about by the war and to con
tinue the industry1 on. a stabftzed basis after
the war. If owners and operators have the
vision and spirit of cooperation necessary
for any large scale development, they will
start a new day for the county in develop
ing raw material possibilities,
Much of the pioneer promotional work
that has helped the present development has
been due to the moving spirit behind the
publication of the South East Miner at Ashe
ville, Isaac Van Horn, who has given his
service as editor, and has had faith that the
great undeveloped mineral resources of
Western North Carolina would some day
come into their own. His faith and work
in regard to mica is now being rewarded.
When he started the publication seven years
ago, he states that he was advised there
was no field for a "mining publication" in
this section because it was not a "mining
In an editorial on The Mica Situation in
the July issue of the publication, Mr. Van
Horn closes with these paragraphs:
"It has always been claimed by this pub
lication that the varied mineral resources
were here in abundance, to furnish the raw
materials for a great mining and processing
and manufacturing industry, but venture
some capital, so called, has never been avail
able in large quantity because of lack of
mining-mindedness by the local people, this
is very unfortunate.
"But suddenly we find because of the war
that as a nation we have been depending on
imports for too many minerals and because
of this, the government itself is moving in
"The move has now been made on mica
and other products, might this publication
and those of like mind, be also right about
the building of a great magnesium indus
try ?" The Franklin Press.
Response for any appeal is always grati
lying, but when it is for a cause as vital
as the sale of war bonds and stamps, and
the collection of scrap, it stirs one's patrio
tism to see what is taking place in Haywood
When we consider the number of men in
the service from Haywood County, it Would
not be right for it to be any other way, than
for the folks back home to carry on while
the boys are at the front
Yet often people let each other down in
critical moments, and those who make a
sacrifice find the other fellow allowing him
to carry the load unsupported.
But not so the civilian in Haywood Coun
ty. He is not wearing a uniform, but is
serving in the great army back home as
surely as the boy in camp, somewhere in
the Pacific, in Australia, in Ireland, or some
where in England.
It is gratifying to see that the spirit of
V "isj? .
Are you satisfied with our War
Effort to date?
Jarvis Campbell "Under the
circumstances, I think the govern
ment anrl the armed forces have
done very well. I wish that they
could have left those working on
the farms' until this year's crops
were gathered, because food will
play such an important part in tne
By CH ARLES P err.. I
jot . which ViiJaSf.
Wallaco nnu i , uc"t Ben
id at it already anj (J
:eedinKly WPii u..7? M
many distracts. Ji.
eally constituted for it CtV
o"...e not to make hinT,
ate on it to the
it as it is rieht n'N
ea l It
Walter Francis "I approve
what has been done. We had to
spend sometime to get ready to
HE R E and THERE
HILDA WAY GWYN
We think it is time to hand out
. .1 .irVwt.1 a
some local laurel; . . .
woman has the record that Mrs.
Leon Killian has made in war .wont
it should be heralded abroad
Mrs. Killian has knitted to
darn"9H awenters and now minu
you, that is two and one-third doz
en ... 14 helmets . , , six inu
suits, and thev are two-piece
things with coat and pants .
and made IS Dauy
cooperation is found in all age groups, from blankets . . . all since the war work
th o-rarnrrmr arWl through high school. organized among the : women
to all generations. Haywood County has
srone to war. It is in the thick of the fight.
We have good leaders and the people are
in the community under the aus
pices of the Red Cross . . . wo
understand that there are ai
J. ' iL. 4.11 a
some runner-ups ior me
Mrs. Killian bears of master knit
ter . . . for close benina ner recum
is that of Mrs. Jack Way . .
Mrs. George Washington . . . of
pfeiiarioinhi who has resided ior
several years at Sunset Cottage,
Lake Junaluska . . . and Mrs.
Sam Stringfield . . . Mrs. KUlian
is chairman oi anituuK "
Red Cross since Alice Stringheid
married and went North to live . .
and away the western k2.
xoremosr rme . ..
Herbert Braren"! feel that we
might have moved a little faster."
- r UIUSl UOS8imiltV . .
Mrs. F.-H. aiarley "uonsicier- me ran AmtrifH n...r
: ... 1 1 , . , '"dig
ing that we were not prepared in ( imperatively requiring
any sense of the word wnen inei"i. ngnt shade .uf ttm
Japs plupged us into war, i ininKxucie arc mis M La(i
just &i aV.l
wne woumn t say fm
that he's the only 1
we have done much in our war ef
fort. Mistakes were bound to
have been made in such a critical
C. N. Allen "I do not think we
have done as much as we should."
Monev is money no matter
wViothor it'a in fives, tens, or ones
or higher denominations (which of
xnnrao i that much more to oe
We see where the technicolor film, "North
Carolina Variety "Vacation Land," which has
been distributed by the State News Bureau
has made a great hit with the RAF up in
Nova Scotia recently.
Tt aooma that. tViA niirwrvisni of the YMCA
xr,r Spntio wvnto TUrPftnr desired) . . . but recently Charlie
nu .bb .w.c wwc ...V.V mora money
Rill KVmrrwa nf the News Bureau that the I . i. ..u t.t. f in the
TJJfiaVi Wa wgnrerl tn thflnV Nnrth Hflro-1 nffipf of the resrister of deeds . .
JJ1 1 bXOll MVJ O w " w - " -'
i. M 11 A ' i 1. I 1VIHI1MV VjUIICII 1 .JIVL V.V I TT ..v
una ior tne entertainment. - - . - pnh in colored town
We are firlad they like pictures of the 01d ntn(, the office to get a beer
North State and trust that when the war license ... and she paid the $26.00
is over they make a tour of the state and 1 n
sflfi first hand what it has to offer. I Who th sad storv that the
t:ii cl.. ,v A.in.'nl.. m Damn ofi I Hrvs of the nvlon stocking were
. .. . , .. , .- numbered . . . there was a lot of
opportunity to advertise the state, war or joking about the matter . . . and
no war. We also see where he has recently a lot of talk ... and among many
uj .ucnnn a ofoTviTinarl I of the eal s there was a mad rush
'j . to every counter where nylons were
spll for K rents, instead of the usual trice now thev seem to have such a com-
- I J . .i l1 - 1 : Vii4 elan
oi ten cents, ine earu is ueaixiieu ior uoc -, ---- - - - , - :
. , . those lucKy Duyers are m vnc im
Dy tne men in tne armea iorces wnp are m nority . . . and when a woman
t yu i ri i ii ir in i nu n u u i iih ihawm iiiii r-.rt.iM mm va uiua v uw . j
believes that the men will send more of the H pair" . , it s .nfw
never been so serious about any
thinr in her life . . . and now that
the Dassinsr of the nylon is old
news . . . comes a second blow
after December 1 there will
be no more sheer rayons or sheer
I lisle . . . the government has taken
over all sheer yarns for war pur-
i- . - . ...
poses . . . they say tnat alter tne
cards home now since the price has been
Do Tar Heels Gossip?
The projection of the high embankment
on Boyd avenue near the approach to the
Waynesville high school grounds has offered
a traffic hazard made more dangerous by
the intersection of two streets.
We note with relief that it is being cut
down, and the street widened. It will give
the motorist a better vision of what to ex
pect ahead of him and will give more room
for the passing of cars at a point that holds
We also feel greatly relieved when we
contemplate the hundreds of children that
walk and ride the school buses that have to
make that sharp curve.
Josephus Daniels returned the glove
that H. E. fl. Rrvant. veteran Tar Heel news
paper correspondent in Washington, tried supply of sheer rayons and lisle
r . I nr. o-rhonofor) " . there will be
to nt on tne citizens 01 11 is uauve suite, xnc
following editorial appeared during the week
in the Raleurh News and Observer:
"Do North Carolinians love gossip and
scandal more than other people?
"II. E. C. Bryant, writinj? on gossin that
reaches Washington, is inclined to think so;
Vint io ha T-JcrVit? Ua nova' T tm fnrppA tn
the conclusion that there" are liars-forty ttm .0
nars ana more in -tne wiu iiurvn
" 'There is somethinir in the average Tar
Heel that makes him like to roll sweeit mor
sels of scandal under his tonsue, and to share
his news with his wife.'
the clever column "Corn off the
Cobb"..'..', edited by Beatrice Cobb,
in her Morganton News-Herald . . .
Anvw tr Miss Cobb the phrase
i V-V V g5
dates back to a medieval custom in
1. a nA -TTroTipVi chateaux . . . non-
LllU UIU .
ored guests were served hot. meat
dishes . . v but wnen mey ov-
stayed their welcome or became
otherwise unpopular their host lit
erally eave them a ''cold shoulder
of beef of mutton , . . a nice way
of telling them it was time tnai
they moved on . . .
Briefs ... Mary Mock should
wear more pink . . . for it is defi
nitely one of her colors . . . More
than one young matron about town
looking woe begone these days . . .
and no wonder . . . the time is
growing nigh . , . when the selec
tive service is going to run out of
singles and start taking husbands
in wholesale numbers for active
duty . . , we have commented on
the subject before ... but each
summer we are reminded of it all
over again . . . the fact that, Lura
Jones Smathers has more than her
chum nf 'charm' and eraciousness
. . . wasn't it a shame that Jack
Frost came so early this fall
and killed the flowers . . . we need
them this vear more than usual
. . . for the coming winter will be
a desolate one . . -. at its best
a sure sicrn that summer is over
Donald Dunham has closed the
Dunham House and gone to Florida
savs there is a chance he
might not be back . .. . that is, if
Uncle Sam dictates too much about
travel . . . but, if they can get
here, he's confident that Florida
folks will be so fed up with black
outs that thevll want to come . .
every week or so you notice some
girl taking the place of a boy,
now in uniform , . , in some local
shon . . . more boys in the ser
Vice ... yet fewer soldiers home
on furlough . . . which added to
gether makes us know we are deep
er in the war ... one of the heat
looking babies about town is Rob
ert Hugh and Gertrude Clark's
young hopeful . , . scrap piles col
lectins' about the town ... this
salvage campaign is going to serve
more than one purpose . . . it is
a regular spring cleaning around
some premises . -. . Lake Junaluska
lookins- deserted ... evervbodv von
meet trvine: to make the trreat de
cision . . . What to send that boy
in service . . . for Christmas . . .
for while he may be in this country
Dy LecemDer 20th
Hugh J. Sloan "I think this
eountry is making wonderful pro
gress. I said at the beginning that
it would take us a year to get mad;
another year to get ready ; and a
third year to fight; and during that
third year somebody was going to
L. M. Richeson -"No. we cannot
allow Ourselves to become too sat
isfied, but continue to put forth a
e-reater effort, so as to hurry up
and victoriously end this horrible
Judae F. E. Alley "Those of
us on the outside cannot possibly
know the effort that is being made.
From all that I can learn irom
the best sources of the conditions
at the beginning of the war, I feel
that we are making wonderful pro
gress. Those citizens who criticize
most severely have not gone into
th mutter thoroughly or must be
habitual critics and complainers.
Much of the criticism 18 being done
for political purposes.",
left only a service weight rayon
eanal to a six-thread . . . lust as a
samnle of how they are disappear
ing from the market ... president
of a well known hosiery mill of
North Carolina . . . (of full fash
ioned silk hosiery) ... recently
realized the situation . . . and
boucht the last six dozen pairs of
his own manufactured stockings
us could wear that many . . . we
would be afraid something would
happen .' . . ior after all age
doesn't help a silk stocking
he may be on the other side of the
world . . . and the gift must be one
that will do for home camps and
also for transporting to distant
ports. , ;
So if vou are a sheer stocking
gal . . . you better go shopping
. 1 1. iS J
u u v.ui ..m. . 1. . . ana puy wusi you wn uuu
"We move to strike out 'the average Tar I in the sheer line . . because we
warn vou . . . me owvn nui uc
T1, . . " . .. . . ,. , limited ... one distressing marie
It is surprising that 'Red Buclr, navmg lived BKa5n8t tj,e- ray0ns in addition to
in wasmngton jxy over a yuartcr ui u reu- "u"" 10 v"c
, , , . , t u I that vou can't wear one pair at a
tury, snouia tnniK any piace or state coum indefinitely like you could the
compare with the District of Columbia ml nvi0n . . . that you rinsed out
WaaiI. everv nitrht and . . - put 'em on
wi 'j . trm. i ;a,,l. I the next morning . ...this 48 hour
row Wilson once said: The only industry in I it ft dry is i,,,
Washington that works overtime IS the gOS-lto mean more stockings ...
. . . I ... I
sip muustry. , m . .m. - tha homfi1.
XT r i;-: r,f ,,o1 Wocn. ' r ., .
-' v- w w - - 1 ana common eAjirwoiuiia wri
inrrrnn onrl in faf t. iriAst nf the cossin re-1 hear evervvdav . . . are aften sur-
.. . m I ..J J.f. fiv Kaclr
ceived in North Carolina 13 sent out irom --a -7. v
Washington. line him a cold boulder" . . . in
Judae Frank Smathtrs "Our
war effort has been creditable, but
it could have been colossal, if the
government had been as war mind
ed as it has been political minded.
Dr. I. B. Funke"No. I have not
been satisfied, but I feel now that
people are waking up more than
ever before to the real facts,"
TEN YEARS AGO
Snrvcv tn heenn in few davs of
Soco Gap road, Jeffress says work
to begin soon.
Interest in welfare work is in
creasing here rapidly.
Eleven dairies m Haywood coun
ty are grade "A".
60 persons have professed reli
gion at Dellwood church during revival.--
33,000 acres of land recently pur
chased for Park from Suncrest
Lumber Comnanv. with large
tracts in Haywood county.
Parcel post rates are increased
on October 1st.
Grover C. Davis to head Hay
wood election board.
64 young people from Waynes
ville are attending college this
Large number of men employed
at Saunook nickine annles in Bar
ToTsoil from skeet-RhnnHno
grounds in several states is being
vvuiiicu. w reciaiiii leau snot.
with temperaments .;,.
monious mixing amor.?
but 'they dnr.'t mix will
Yankee kind. Contrariwi,'
Yankee brand doesn't mi .
with theirs. '
exception. Hp's -nr,i...I
u.,. .... , .
Hutu jifie, anci is eniia tin
uimersiooa south 0t the Ei0
And, with an AiMtk
my own, and a coudIp nf
A me r 1 ca n 1 y - b n r n
now resident 111 Maico!
Know wnat I'm talking "abo:
1 ney Took To Hi
How Hehrv"acauirwl Hit
ament is a mystery. He's 1
eye by birth and has tmt
our southern neighbor's
territories but npvpr livcul
of 'era, except as an occasioBi
tel guest. Yet those folk tJ
him the minute he introdoctl
sell, it was in an era whet
dwelling in their midst. They
oveny approve ot us then,
bossed 'era too much, nnt
stand in ar 'em temperamenW
At nresent. after niiit
thev sneak of President R.i
in kindlier terms, but that'
iv due to Henrv Wallace 1
ce. The minute thev met
thev crave him the clad ha
r - - - 1
In days 01 yore, when joht
rett was establishiwt the
American Union, he Dersonalf
fairly popular, but that wai
in the era of our ultrwosl
and John couldn't offset it
Dr. Leo S. Rowe, Pan An
present head, is popular, tol
not to the extent oi generate
. ... M
thusiasm. Director helson
feller of Inter-American
scores satisfactorily, but 11
dling recent development,
Besides. Pan Amencan
ism and lnter-Amencanisa
mainly commercial and ewi
thev haven't eot a political
That's what Henry W
suggestions have got. Oh, yj
includes trade and economic
hnsinpsa interchange and he
lov.xtiv hnilor for a corabinit
povernments. mat woiuu
tactful, at least as yet, and
imply that Henry'd even ird
it as of to date. J
But Henry makes good I
and makes 'em in bpanuo.
Making t Bit
Wo hnve other itattwl
and have 'em
lated INTO Spanish, for onr
1 1 Henrv.
UU1S UCMtiiv. - " . J
a 'An.it that way. H 1
Spanish translated into EJ
enlighten Us. i;oes u-i
with the lew w-
speakers? Well, I'll say!
But that isn i an. . .
We're in the habit of met'
A rnarien on tM
that Soain's the whole thing
SOUinwaru, i" - . r )(J
Far be it f rom tnu w -j
ii nthpr South AS
ju wic j...' ami
countries put togetherjra
Ibig, numerically or in. M
zil and Brazils 1
Let me illustrate.
FIVE YEARS AGO
Senator E. L. McKee to make
Hf OLD HOME TOWN uH- STANtV
UJUPPTO OUTO JL-
. f MY HAKT"Ar
AKYVkY ITS ONUYN ,r"- ' -
M OLD PLAT TWCr) pT?5irSaB3i
1B " nt on v
gar-reu-yo - .ci
syllable. In a ro.-- .
in order to get '.r
to ask ior i-jri
Henry Wallace I
. ' : '. ".t the nintl
address nere ' nr
America. ,re P
Burgin Brotners .
modern bufldmr't , J
tion. . . v-. C
Spnngaaie "., ut
students from eighty
town last weeK. S
this section is
u.torv Club here
in membership. f rcc
T7"-Mf t ffllt
store at depot.
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