(One Day Nearer Victory) THURSDAY
TIIE WAYNESVILLE MOUNTAINEER
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THE WAYNESVILLE l'KINTINti CO.
Main Street Phone 137
Waynesville, North Carolina
The County Scut ol' Haywood County
W. CURTIS RUSS Editor
MRS. HILDA WAY GWYN Associate Kditor
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THURSDAY, Al (A ST !), I'M .I
(One Day Nearer Victory)
It is tu be hoped that the parents in Hay
wood County will cooperate with the re
quirements demanded by the health authori
ties as made compulsory by the recent
General Assembly, in the matter of im
munization against communicable diseases.
When one considers the tragic epidemics
of earlier years, before the inauguration of
health work among the people in general,
one can realize what has been accomplished
by the medical profession and the public
The new laws which are for the protec
tion of the children should not be ignored
by their parents. Those who feel that they
cannot afford the services of their family
physician for the vaccinations are given free
service at the health department, so there
is no excuse for a parent neglecting to ob
serve the law and protect their child and
others against these diseases that can prove
so disastrous to small children as well as
to their elders.
Another Promising Crop
Each year marks development in the agri
cultural life of Haywood County. The plant
ing of Turkish tobacco may be of major im
portance to the future of this area, as pointed
out by Kerr Scott, state commissioner of
agriculture, who explained recently to a
group how well its cultivation can be adopt
ed to this section.
This is one of the silver linings that the
War has brought about. The experiment
here which is being conducted on the State
Test Farm under the direction of the State
Farm ami Duke University, may hold poten
tial profits for the farmers of Haywood
The three growers in the county who are
experimenting on a small acreage have re
ported great st.ccess so far, and the tests
being made under the supervision of Dr.
Lutn.er Shaw will be of great help in de
termining its real value as another crop
for the Haywood County farmer to grow.
They Carry On
We note with approval the re-appointment
of the county farm and home agents by the
county board of commissioners. They have
done an excellent job in their fields of acti
vity, and during the current emergency Hay
wood County has been fortunate to have
such leaders in their county agencies.
Howard Clapp, who has served the county
as farm agent for over three years, took up
the farm program as inaugurated by other
agents who had vision and energy to carry
on. He has caught the torch they bore and
has continued to light the way for greater
Miss Mary Margaret Smith, who has work
ed among the rural women for the past ten
years, has done more to aid the women in
raising the standards of their homes both
inside and on their grounds than any one
person in Haywood County. She has been '
just the right leader for our women.
We feel sure that all the county joins us
in commending their past work and in ex
tending our wishes for its continuance.
Senator George predicts a cut in taxes
within a year after the war is over. The j
country's real need, according to the Senator, !
is a change in its basic philosophy. Instead
of first deciding what we want to spend and :
then devise some method of raising the
money, he would start by deciding how much
we can afford and then hold a budget down ;
to that figure. ';
His philosophy is a sound one for the in
dividual, so it should be for a nation. He
calls for some debt reduction at the end '
of the war and a balanced budget.
"We are taking a great risk," said the '
Senator, "if we Turther indulge in deficit!
spending. That weakens the gold reservej
behind our money and might cause people!
to lose faith in the soundness of the dollar. I
If that happens neither the Office of Price
Administration nor any other agency can
The excess profits tax has no place in a '
peace economy, shice it flatly contravenes J
the basic concept of profit, which is the
motivating influence in the American eco-1
nomic system. The one thing that is cer-:
tain, it the economic system is to be re
energized after the war, is that the investor
must have some assurance that his invest
ments will yield him profit bearing some
relation to the risk involved and that he
will be paid in dollars that are sound. Aiyl
such assurance can be found only in a policy
of economy and a balanced budget. We who
can recall what followed the first World War
are anxious to see the economic situation
shape up with a safe sound policy. We know
what and where it can eventually lead. The
world has suffered enough and this country
has had its part. With the picture of peace
we also want a safe security.
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HERE and THERE
HILDA WAY GWYN
The Bureau of Census, Department of
Commerce, as a result of a careful study,
has estimated that 19.OOO.000 dwellings are
owned by occupants, which is 22 per cent
more Kime owners than this country could
claim in 1940, when the bureau estimated
there were 15,000,000 house owners in the
The fact that four million families in
this country have purchased homes during
the past four years, making us one of the
greatest home owning nations in the world,
is a significant fact during the period in
which this has taken place.
Money has been plentiful, and often this
creates a flush of optimism that does not
always lead to stable investments, but with
this increase in home owners, there is proof
that the people as a whole have kept their
feet on the ground. They have looked to
.the future, while they had money to pro
vide their needs.
While many have bought homes, others
have saved to that day by investing in
bonds that later will be turned into, homes.
These thing's make us know that America is
safe. That our pebple'are home loving and
hftv a great desire to create a permanent
V We. have seen this taking place right here
in our community and we hear it predicted
oh all sides that when restrictions are lifted
the .greatest, building znd construction--r-this
section jjis, leyer .nown will open up.
Lease of the inactive Camp Sutton Army
hospital by the State Hospitals Board of
Control would not solve the chief problem of
the board, which is to find room for patients
with mental ills. The plan was devised to
take care of some of the senile patients in
order that more room be found for others in
the four state institutions.
That would help, with 500 to be taken
from the hospitals at Morganton and Ral
eigh, but there is the waiting list to be con
sidered. The chairman of the Hospitals
Board reported that some of the larger
counties of the state would still have to care
for a number of their senile patients for
"sometime" because the state cannot pro
vide adequate space.
This is one of the indications of the im
mense problem in treatment of the mentally
sick. Added to it is the lack of employable
help. When it was proposed to step up the
Camp Sutton hospital capacity from 500 the
first year to 700 or 1,000 the next, it was
quickly dropped when it was found that
employes could probably not be found to
care for the increase.
The cost is another obstacle. To care for
the 500, there would be needed the expense
of the Camp Sutton rental, $17,400 a year;
$100,000 to get it into shape for reception
of patients, and $250,000 to maintain it and
provide food and care, amounting to more
than $350,000. Cost for two years until the,
next General Assembly could again take up
this staggering problem is figured at $747,
000. Charlotte. Observer.
The cessation of hostilities in the
European theater has not only
brought hope and comfort to the
families of our armed forces, but
to many foreign horn civilians liv
ing in America today, who have
been cut oil from any communica
tion with their families. Right here
in our own community we have a
fine example Mr and Mrs. John
Vandenbei g have had the first news
in five years from the former's
mother and sister in North Hol
land not a word has come through
since the occupation of that coun
try by the Germans in 1940 a
long and heart breaking silence for
both the son and his seventy-year-old
mother. So many things might
have happened in Holland. Hut
this week the message came say
ing that all was well and the sus
pense is broken
Mr. and Mrs Vandenberg have
been living in America only since
1942. They came to Jackson, Miss.,
where Mr. Vandenberg was an in
structor in the Netherlands-East
Indies Air force. Mr. Vandenberg
is a native of North Africa and
Mrs Vandenberg of England, both
subjects of the British crown, but
they plan when thej have resided
here the required years to become
American citizens. As Mrs. Van
denberg says. "America is such a
sane and well balanced country in
which to bring up our three chil
dren, and then we can give them
an opportunity to become Ameri
can citizens We have lived in
many parts of the world, but have
never known such triendliness as
we have found here." 'file Van
dcnberg's have bought a home
here, out in Hie Ninevah section,
anil are making it a charming spot
and they are taking permanent
loots in our community. Mr. Van
dentjerg is power house engineer
with the American Enka Corpora
tion Waynesville has many visitors
this season., hut we doubt if any
are quite as thrilled over being
here as two little girls, guests at
the home of Mrs Clutz. They are
Sylvia Saley. native of Troy, ten
years of age. and Minnie I.ou Ev
ans, of Mt. Airy nine years old.
They have, been living in the
Methodist orphanage for around
five years. They are in Waynes
ville as the guests of the Weslyn
Guild. Business women, of which
Mrs. W. L. MeC'racken is president,
and Circle Number Five, of which
! Mrs. Carleton E. VVeatherby is
chairman. The two groups from
; the First Methodist Church have
taken on this vacation hosDitalitv
' project as one of the features of
ineir work. 1 he adventure of these
visitors started when they were
put on the train in Winston .Salem
They say that the people on the
train asked them where they were
going alone and where they lived,
and they told them all about them
selves and that everybody was so
good to them little did they seem
to realize that they struck the
chords of human kindness on
It will probably be at least a couple of
years before the average person will be be
hind in his payment on a new car.
Strikes have doubled since V-E Day, says
the Labor Department. That's worth a
front page streamer in Jap newspapers.
An organisation of vegetarians in Cleve
Jand jbas 4iabaadd for the duration.- Maybe
eating vegetables has become too common.
While we have heard from a
number of service men in France
that the country has been remar
kably .spared the devastation which
Germany has suffered during the
war, there are many places here
and there over the country that
bear the marks of war. Lt. Wal
lace Marley recently wrote his
mother here that he was stationed
for the present in Orleans and that
the American forces in that section
had been solicited for 35 francs
each for repairing the sword on
the statute of Joan d' Arc, which
had been damaged under fire.
During the week we had occas
ion to wait in the lobby of the
First National Bank for a business
conference with one of the officials.
Usually when we visit the bank we
are part of the busy morning crowd
intent on transacting our business
ana nurrying along. We took
seat on thp pnmfnrtahlo roA la.it
sofa, and despite the fact that Ti
Morning was crowded, as we knew
we had to wait our turn, decided to
utterly relax and enjoy the people
about us, for our impatience would
not hasten the interview We had
a most 'foresting wait, just ob--erving
tlf folks as they passed
tlirough."""jjSome were old, some
were youngy some were representa
tives of basiness firms, some were
heads of their own business, sum
mer visitors, soldiers, a sailor or
two never less than twenty peo
ple, intent on money that ex
change by which we live. We may
not have aip' mercenary turn, but
we musf have it here, even if we
can't fake ,H with us. We doubt
if there ""is'any place in town that
one can get a cross section of the
people in so short a time as in a
bank for both men and women
frequent such institutions
Speaking of both men and wo
men visiting you should go to the
cannery on the school grounds
some day soon, if you want to see
family gatherings. We can recall
not so long ago that the man of
the family was not considered
much in the preservation of the
food. He might supply it, but the
women of the house looked alter
preserving it, but since the manias
have stepped out into so many
fields, papa takes his turn now al
canning. Every time we visit the
cannery we want to write pages
about it. As one woman said last
week, "This is significant of Amiii
can life. It is open to everyoiu
It has grown out of the needs of
the times." We were amused at
two of the prominent local attor
neys who came to can corn last
week. They could face any crowded
courtroom with perfect composure,
but that room full of busy men
and women seemed to intimidate
them. They went home to pre
pare their produce, but returned
later when the crowd hail thinned
out to do their canning.
When we were putting up peach
es last week, there were two men at
our work fckble, doing the same -and
they' worked as expertly as the
women. Ve decided they both
must hel Jnodel husbands The
Mole process of canning is so
much easier at the cannery than in
one's own kitchen that it is pos
tively fascinating. Believe it or
not. TBtt-ls something inspiring
about lilt Work moving on about
you that seems to take the drudgery
out that one often gets a com
plex about at home-after a long
day over "processing" over a hot
stove and then all that cleaning
up one has to do. Don't take our
word for lt try for yourself. And
be sure to bring your husband
along we will guarantee that you
will return. As Mrs. Rufus Siler,
supervisor says, "No one ever
comes here one time to can. They
always come bask, for they find
out how much simpler it is to can
here than at home."
REV. HERBERT Sl'Al (.11, , D
Why did you choose this section
,n which to spend your summer
E. T. Roux. Winter Haven, Fla.
"1 have been coming to Waynes
ville for the past 30 years. We
started back before you had hard
surfaced roads in North Carolina, !
w hen we had to put on chains to ;
make the trip which was from 5
to 7 days from Florida. We have '
traveled all over the United States
and Canada and we have never j
found any place we like betlei
than this section." I
Mrs. W. K. Dudley 'wife of Col.
W. K Dudley, U. S. Army, now in
Germany i Present address Eustis,
Fla "My daughter and I wanted
to come to Western North Carolina
to get away from the heat for the
summer. I wrote to a number of
places, but I liked the letter from
your Chamber of Commerce and
then I liked the letter from Blink
Bonnie. 1 chose the latter as a j
delightful place, and we have j
found it so and hope to come back
another summer. We had heard
in Florida that of all places in
Western North Carolina, Waynes
ville had the best climate. '
Walter Hawkins, Jacksonville,
Fla "I have been coming to
Western North Carolina for sev
eral years. We tame to Waynes
ville because we think it is the
most delightful place in this sec
tion. We stop here witli Mrs.
Boyd at the Hotel Waynesville,
because we like to sit on the porch
and she makes things so pleasant
Mrs. Lois Woods, of Camphells
ville, Ky. - "It gets pretty hot in
Kentucky and the climate up here
is very appealing and much more
comfortable. Campbellsville is a
small town and Waynesville is
about the same size, so I feel at
home, and here at the Dunham
House, they have made me feel
so much at home, especially our
hostess, Mrs. Julia Purcell."
Mrs. Thomas II. Bardall, of Mi
ami -"I chose Waynesville for the
grand climate, the scenic drives,
its nearness to good shopping dis
tricts, the friendliness of the peo
ple, and I like it here at the Gor
Mrs. George Sheldon, of St.
Petersburg, Fla., and Westerly, R.
I "We had heard a lot about the
Great Smokies, so we looked up
a number of places in this section,
hut what we learned about Way
nesville appealed to us, more than
any other place. In the meantime
we met the Hudsons so we decided
to come to the Parkway and stop
in Waynesville. We will spend
the entire season here until the
hotel closes the last of September.
We like to take walks and hikes.
One thing 1 was surprised in the
height of your mountains here."
Don't we all like to feel import
ant! The desire seems to be
fundamental to human nature.
Many will go to extreme lengths
to attract attention. Recently a
man rode the Niagata Falls rapids'
in a steel barrel. His father had
done it betore him, and the son
saic" he was fulfilling a pledge,
taken at his father's death bed,
three years ago. , '
The Associated Press reports'
that William "Red" Hill, Jr., a 32-
rode thrcugh the
rviagara rapius in
a barrel July 8th. j
His only injury
rV Kr-- f 1 ar,n- He said lhat :
VV this was his last
4 riil in jiharrel i
vS?' 1 On t h e same
V' 1 a i... A...;..f i
ed Press reported j
the eating ex- I
ploits in Atlanta by Pic. Chester
J.. Salvatori, the "Army's eating
wonder". The Southbridge, Massa
chusetts, soldier, a mere 121
pounder, put away seven orders
of fried chicken, ten orders of
French fried potatoes, nine glasses
of orange juice two quarts of
milk, ten combination salads, live
egg salads, two orders of olives,
Letters To Editor
WANTS TO SEE HOTEL
Editor The Mountaineer:
The "Voice of the People", last
week's paper, spoke both loudly
and with astonishing unanimity
upon Waynesville's most urgent
need a modern 100-room hotel.
The gentlemen speaking are ten
of Waynesville's most progressive
and representative business men.
And it's significant to note: that
they all agree that a modern hotel
is a crying need: 2nd, That outside
capital should be sought, sooner
or later; and 3rd, all but one read
ily recognized that the financing
of such a hotel was a primary duty
and responsibility of the home
As a native Waynesvillian and a
regular summer resident for 30
years, I am naturally interested.
(Continued on Page Six)
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ville Mountaineer ernli-self-addressed
stating v our imibltm
Fear Pan-Slavic Bloc From
Oder River to the Pacific
I Expect Ration Bo
To Be Issued sy
Special to Central Press
WASHINGTON As President Truman carries i
D. K. Humphrey, Jacksonville,
Fla. (Guest at Oak Park) "At
least 30 years ago 1 made my first
trip to Waynesville, and I found
out that it had a fine climate and
was a beautiful country. I well
recall that it was the 4th of July,
and 1 nearly froze it was so nice
and cold. We like the people here,
the food, the mountains, the cli
mate, and when you get all that
you have a fine vacation spot."
John H. Cooper, Atlanta "I
first came to Waynesville 25 years
ago and I took such a liking to
the place that I have been coming
back every year possible since that
time. What more could I say?"
Miss Leone Stocking, St. Peters
burg and New York (Guest at Ho
tel I.cFainei "I like Waynesville
because of the gorgeous scenery,
accessibility to the National Park:
climate; rest far removed from
wearying experiences; hospitality
of natives; common interests and
good will to all; and all in all a
most inspiring center. Two years
ago I was going to Bat Cave and
my traveling companion talked so I
much about Waynesville, that I j
decided to come here for a vaoa-!
tion and 1 have liked everything
about the place."
Three" meeting with Prime Minister Churchill and Prmifl
American and British observers feel concern uvt-r tteWij
mav take in the reconstruction of Europe
One London expert has said that the U S S R. nfl
full flush of victory, may prove to be a touf h-miMrJ fi
the United States and the United Kingdom
Some authorities foresee Russia forming a f'an-Sljv.c 1
would extend from the Odu ri'.vr
across eastern Europe ajul Siberia :o '-'
This, it is argued, Is js lual to (J
the Pan-American union vvIikfi i- l
has built up and so strongly dcfr".Jj
fall with the regional anans'- '
under the United Nations charter
ONE OF THE THINOS whuh Ubc-
Jli will urge upon Secretary diw
' is modernization of the dei..rtm("!S"
Labor long has maintained thai -to
reflect price changes. meJs it!
it mneo Mniralc. As the 111'irX IS oJ
thv cnu it failo tn shnui artnal rises in living costs W,
th rtisnnnea ranee of low-eost go"1-'
Schwellenbach now is holding private n.nferef
President William Green, CIO President Philip MuU
Mine Workers Chief John L. Lewis on the matter
1. War Ri'i&n 1
THE OLD HOME TOWN
ANt LISTEN .POTTIE- IFAMYTHIMS
GOeS WI?ONG YoufoE MOT ;nPors;(rJ
JQ TAKE THIS MACHINE APART.'
"OPA IS WORKING on a new ration h
late his vear or earlv next year. It will
and the last one OPA hopes that will he n
Ration Book 4 is due to run out of tl" '
blue1 food stamps this fall. Until the r.. !
probably will be made of the green stiuni- '
The new book will be distributed at s
first ration books ever issued in this nam 'r;
. Ki.r tin sV.-t'
ixjoks were maueu 10 wnsuiuen, -
for book No. 5. ,,.
Among changes in the new book will he
rivintr stamns eitrht. five, two and one- li 1 v '
tions no Ion e'er are needed since all foo.!
worth 10 points regardless of the numerals
ARCHIBALD MACLEISH. former ht';
peeled to leave his present post in the state ..
tary Byrnes gets back from the Potsdam
and begins reorganization.
f i . nee
Hut a.nnrtmpnt heads horje that one
will be carried on. That is the holding ot sma
smaller state department fry who have de;u.
Of course, big wigs in the department al'
functions, but not until MacLeish ariive.
lower level personnel and the 'foreign iTe-
they meet. .itvt
' The plan worked so well and had sum y, f
move is under way to make these social , ,
IT LOOKS AS IF President Truman v. iU h
on the Senate if he wants action on the Hoi -the
House speaker and Senate president pi 0 t tarjr
next in Une as president in place of the -t . (
Tne House, needing Mr. 1 r" - -. his re
peed, hurriedly passed the bill embodying
commendations and sent it to the Senate. v
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