THE WAYNESVILIE? MOUNTAINEER
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THE WAYNESVILLE PRINTING CO.
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Waynesville, North Carolina
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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7. 1916
Sugar Or Beer
When a housewife parts with her Number
39 sugar coupon she is bound to have a rather
hopeless feeling, for we have noticed that all
clerks seem to feel that they should warn
the shoppers that it will be a long time before
she can get any more.
Yet on the other hand amidst the scarcity
of this vital food product, we see that more
than 100,000 tons of sugar, not pounds, mind
you, but tons of sugar and sugar .-imps are
being consumed annually in making beer in
As we read the astounding figures it oc
curred to us that if they were consulted,
maybe those who like their bottle of beer
might like to ease up a bit and do without a
bottle or two and have a nice crusty apple
pie, or a blackberry cobbler, either of which
are practically prohibitive at present, if you
drink sugar in your coffee.
We read that Governor Cherry has re
ceived enough road complaints to fill a big
file that is if he kept them, but instead he
sends them on to Sandy Graham, chairman
of the State Highway Commission, who has
also received a big collection.
The other communities not trusting to the
written word are making up delegations to
visit the Governor and put their problems
before him face to face.
We read that before the Governor sends
the complaints on to Mt. Graham he writes
the "complainers to have patience and to
cooperate," and he further adds that most
of the dirt roads in the state are in a deplor
able condition due to the heavy rains and
Every county is begging that their farm
to market roads be put in repair. We realize
that strikes have slowed up the general re
conversion we had all anticipated, but the
time has come now for definite action, and
we believe that public opinion will be so
persistent that the farm to market roads will
be put in passable travel condition.
We have seen a lot in the papers about the
great "connecting links of highways" that
will wind through our state. We here, have
talked ourselves blue in the face about park
ways and scenic roads. They are fine. We
want them very much, but before we work
ourselves down on these "drawing cards" for
our tourists, let's get the folks of Haywood
county out of the mud. Let's bend our ef
forts to get decent roads for our school buses
to bring our children to and from school.
This is our immediate duty.
The farmer cannot operate his farm with
out a good road to get his products into mar
ket. He has to come to town for supplies.
His cars and trucks are not in as good condi
tion as they once were, which also hampers
traveling and with the mud that is now prev
alent in Haywood county, transportation is a
Do not get us wrong, we have never missed:
an opportunity to give publicity to the build
ing of our scenic highways. They will bring
thousands of tourists here and we want them
to corner but before we get ready for these
out of county travelers, let us "mend our own
fences" right here in Haywood. We would
also advocate permanent rural roads and not
give some temporary relief and then: forget
about the farm to market roads, which are
the very backbone of our Haywood county
agriculture and business activity..
A Wave reports she is taking the place of
three men in Washington, but wishes three
men were taking her places. Great Lakes
We trust that the joint meetings of all
farm groups in the county sponsored by the
farm and home agents will be well attended.
They come as a guide post along the way to
reconversion they mean we are traveling
back to pre-war viewpoints. They signify
that once again we are building and going
forward. For too many years home and farm
planning stood at a standstill.
In the rush of the war emergency every
thing was bent to meet the demands of con
tribution to our part in the fight. Now we
can take stock of our homes and our farms
here in Haywood. It is a very fine feeling
to fall back into peacetime ways, and to pick
up the ragged edges about us.
Farmers have worked hard during the war
with food quotas to meet. They have not
had time to think much of improvements in
their homes and farms. The years, however
have been profitable and most families have
tucked away something and dedicated it to
permanent building and improvements.
The programs as outlined by the home and
farm agents offer many practical suggestions,
and everyone will find some help for their
own particular problems.
"CITY "OF MAGNIFICENT DISTANCES"
Plant A Dogwood
Last week was Dogwood Week in North
Carolina and every patriotic and civic-minded
Tar, Heel was supposed to plant a dogwood.
It was set apart for planting the official flower
of the-state by the General Assembly, and
sponsored by the N. C. Garden clubs.
Maybe there were some planted around
here, but we doubt it, for the wet, soggy
ground did not render good planting condi
tions. In this mountaneous section it is a
Since we saw no signs of, any cooperation
with this worthy movement in these parts,
we suggest that the Chamber of Commerce
designate a day for this community on which
every citizen who can possibly do so, plant
For years we have had sporadic spells of
wanting to have a wholesale landscape proj
ect, but so far they have never materialized.
Now this is a golden opportunity, with a
nominal outlay to have a planting project
put into effect, that will reap rich and lasting
rewards that will add to the beauty of our
We were surprised after the announcement
of the official Dogwood Week to learn that
the reason this tree was selected was because
there are 60 varieties and it will grow from
the coast to the mountains.
We were gratified that the Haywood
County Hospital again made the list of ap
proved institutions of the American College
of Surgeons. All such institutions have had
to operate under trying conditions during the
war years and it has been extremely difficult
for those in authority to reach the standard
set up in the past.
In the first place both doctors and nurses
loft civilian life and answered the call for
service in the armed forces. Here in Hay
wood county six of our physicians served in
the armed forces and seven nurses entered
the Nursing Corps, who had been directly
connected with the Haywood hospital.
In addition to this decrease in medical and
nursing services, it has not been easy to fill
other positions at the hospital due to the in
crease in employment opportunities which
grew out of the war. This condition has
made it very hard to keep up the standards
of the institution here as has been the case
all over the nation.
We feel sure that no institution has been
able to maintain its pre-war standards, and
we say this in no spirit of criticism, because
it has been true in all phases of service, it is
even a greater credit that any institution has
been able to pass the critical eyes of the rep
resentatives of the American College of Sur
geons and remain on the list.
Dr. (Lt. Cmdr.) J. B. Westmoreland, and
Dr. (Major) R. H. Moore, of Canton, have
received their discharges and are back in
civilian life. Only one physician in fhe
Waynesville area has returned to civilian
life, Dr. (Lt. Col.) N. F. Lancaster, and he
has not yet resumed his practice.
Others volunteering in the service and who
are still serving are : Comdr. Thomas String
fleldt at Edenton Air Base, Major W. Dudley
Smith and Captain Gladys Osborne, who are
now in Germany.
Nurses who left the Haywood County Hos
pital to serve in the armed forces, some of
whom have been discharged were: Lt, Kath
erine Shuford, Lt. Genevieve Jones, Lfe Ah
berta Sease, Lt. Anne Williams, Lt. Sarah
Hunt, Lt. Louise Hendrix (Leatherwood),
and Lt. Alva Frady.
We salute both the hospital that made the
approved list and also the medical men and
the nurses who left the home field to serve
their country. Both have done an excellent
job, one on the home front and the other
behind combat lines. They both deserve to
be placed on "approved lists."
Mr SSmiMWm ma
Would you favor a maintenance
system for secondary or farm to
market roi'ds in, this state whereby
the roads would be kept up under
contract rather than by prisoners?
William M. Medford
-t approve of having them put in
I liOOd condition, rut not under a
! contract system. '
('has. D. Ketner
I would not favor a mainte
nance by contract, but would cer-
. f Hit mails twine
j taini ui'i'iuvc v'"- "
j put in traveling condition."
Miss S. A. Jones
"Yes, I would favor a contract of
maintenance under tho state high
Hon J. Sloan
HERE and THERE
HILDA WAY GWYN
Chas. E. Kay
'I would favor a combination of
the two met hods, as being the most
practical and calculated to get the
must work done."
Yes. ami both for we have to
have something for the prisoners
Even smart people get the wrong
slant on things. Now take tho case
of President Truman and his dream
of a cafeteria hitched onto the
White House. Personally, we adore
a good cafeteria. We like to see
food and just how it looks before
wc order it. Sometimes what we
would be tempted to order doesn't
look "so hot" when we view it
ready to serve, and in such cases
in a cafeteria, you can change your
mind and not spend the whole
time you are eating in a state of
fond regret over your lack of judg
ment. Then generally speaking,
food is always appetizing in a
cafeteria. But a noisy, dish clang
ing cafeteria, which describes even
the best of them, stuck on to the
most beautiful and dignified home
in America almost turned us
pgainsl cafeterias at least tempo
rarily. We would like to pat every
Senator and Congressman on the
back who lifted an eyebrow of dis
approval and congratulate the
Commission on Fine Arts foj" their
part in the order for "the plans for
a cafeteria deleted from tho blue
prints for enlarging tho west wing."
Now the proposed museum was not
so bad. but we are glad it was left
out too. As for the auditorium for
the press, radio and television con
ferences with the President they
seem a fining part of the order of
the White House.
Travel is getting organized and
that picture of the "World of to
morrow" is coming into view. Wo
read yosterday of "complete out
fits for wok ends in Europe." Just
imagine such. It seems that this
particular collection of clothes is
the outgrowth of the inauguration
of a trans-Atlantic service, soon to
be put into operation for week ends
in Europe. For the three days,
there is everything you would need
for any occasion already assem
bled You just go by and pick it
up. en route to the airport (that is
if you have the price) Wool paja
mas for one thing and blouses
and skirts that can bo combined
for street or evening.
Haywood county has long been a
pioneer .Believe it or not. we are
the first county in tho state to have
a Lady Farm Agent She is called1
a Home Demonstration Agent, but
she is actually a farm agent, and
holds a B.S. degree in agriculture
Mrs. Ruth Carpenter, blonde,
young, and attractive but don't
forget she "knows her onions."
Mrs. Carpenter is a native of Mc
Dowell county, but spent most of
her life in Swain county. A grad
uate of the University of Tennes
see, she had six months with the
Farm Security Administration as
homo supervisor in Handcock.
Tenn., before coming to Havwood
county. If a farmer wants to know
how to vaccinate a calf for black
leg or to tattoo the animals she can
be just as much help to him as she
can to his wife in solving her can
ning problems in the kitchen.
We never saw Dick Reynolds or
his wife. Blitz Reynolds to know
them. Their personal affairs are
none of our business, but we are
sorry their marriage has gone on
the rocks. It seems that too much
money can cause as much unhap
piness as too little. It could be
that is the fly in the ointment, and
it could be just the other woman,
who might have happened along,
even without the background of
wealth. At any rate the Reynolds
have four small children, and we
like to think of our North Carolina
millionaires as being able to take
riches We see that Mrs, Reynolds
is to contest the case and we hope
sha pul9 up a good flgbt.
We all. have our troubles, don't
we? Hollywood is having a terrif 10
headache over how to get by with
"Forever Amber" and not let her
"go on forever" ... But at last
what to do with the "armorous and
comlpetely unscrupulous heroine
of Katherine Winsor's .lengthy his
torical novel about wrong being
punished and right triumphanting,"
has been solved. Amber is to die
If you read the book, you recall
that Amber was a very hale and
hearty gal, as well as an amorous
soul. She lived through the Lon
don plague.and a number of other
experiences that would have put
most people in their graves. How
the censors can let her get by alive,
much loss dead is bcvoiul us. Can't
you see that line heading toward
the Park Theater?
C. V. Bell
"Yes. 1 would approve a mainte
would favor a maintenance
system for these farm to market
We honor this week, Mrs. J. II. j
Clo. Often visitors in town become '
greatly interested in local affairs. !
They say nice things about our
climate, and the scenerv, but it is i
a rare thing for a person to work j
nearly every day for a year, giving
her services free to a public enter- j
prise. Mrs. Clo. a native of Perm
"sylvania, but for the past few years
living in Brooklyn, came to
Waynesville last January, "pros
pecting" more or less for a porma- j
nent residence w hen her husband J
retires. She wanted to know what 1
place would be like "summer coma
winter." Her daughter is a trained
librarian, and she herself a great i
reader. It was natural for her to
turn her footsteps to the door of !
the Haywood County Library, but
that was not all. She offered her
services, having become library
minded from her daughter. She
loved handling and working with
books as well as reading. The up
shot of it all was that Miss Mar
garet Johnston took her on prac
tically as a regular worker and
she devoted the greater part of her
time in aiding in the processing
and handling of the books in the
County Library, giving her time
for the love of the work and her
interest in the communi'y.
"In the lirst place the farm to
market roads should be put in per
manent condition, hard surfaced
and then they could be adequately
maintained by prisoners."
Two veterans rushed into a drug
store last night and captured three
280-lb. woman stepped off a
bus Wednesday. It certainly
looks like a big tourist season
Beauty parlor operators better
not strike. We don't want this
country to lose face.
Now that Haywood County
Hospital has an iron lung, its
medical staff will breathe eas-
Many gave to the Victory Cloth,
ing Drive so Holland can dyke up.
Hollywood star was sent off
the set Tuesday. Her hair was
mussed and she couldn't find
South Carolina woman fed her
hogs shorts, and now her husband
hasn't any underwear.
Even if an ice storm ever
did hit our trees, Waynesville
would continue to branch out, '
The way things have been mixed
up in Washington, it's no wonder
they're featuring hash up there.
Any Waynesville bachelor
looking for a home had better
marry a girl who sings in.
Fatigue clothes are something
an ex-sen h,. ,..
gets tirnrl H
on a chair iast '
left there by
' 4 t
" matter hoJ
mane 1 1,
Why worry aL.
eating win, thf J
An, Ah. snitl tliejJ
bank, "Chec k, are J
Thank soodnesj .
never ha to wait J
in real estate. .
Atlanta tailor m
ways every inoww'
The fellow uhoke
under his Dill,
evidently wanted iin.
When a T in.ru.
on Sunday, it 6oesk
Buffalo police deparJ
snoe repairer (in jtsi,
want a leHow whoU
neels in town.
"No, I would not."
State farmers are being encour
aged to study individual machinery
needs before rushing to buy ex
pensive mechanical implements
now coining back on the market.
Registered U. S. Patent Offl.
REV. HERBERT SPAUGII. D. D.
The year 1940" is not n good time
to begin farming if the undertaking
involves going into debt, says Econ
omist H. B. James of the Extension
' 1 u r' A ence
I II make cakes like your mother
used to make if you can put up
with your father's indigestion."
YOU'RE. TELLING ME!
By WILLIAM P.iTT
Centra) Press Writer
' SUNSPOTS change, accord
ing to an item, whenever wom
en's styles change Gosh, then
the sunspots must go on and
off with the frequency of ) a
! ! !
The man at the next desk
wants to know whether a dairy
truck shouldn't be called an
There are 12 different varie
ties of snow but the only kind
we are familiar with is the
kind that conies down white but
soon turns gray.
i ; ;
Grandpappy Jenkins says a
real old timer is a fellow who
can remember that when a chpp
was listed as "left" or "right'
it meant his place in a photo
graph and not his position in
i i i
J M. postcards that a poli
tician too often is a lellow v, ho
seldom practices what he
i i i
King Gustave of Sweden will
soon be e8 years old. Wonder
if he wouldn't want to swap
that throne of his for a nice,
relaxing rocking chair?
! ! !
Zadok Dumkopf thinks there
should be a prize given to the
motorist who has never tried to
see if his car would do belter
than 35 miles an hour.
THE OLD HOME TOWN
ftfntt4 I' Piteni OH id
j By STANLEY
JOHN-Youe TELL sSftlaljS Sj
The self-centered life is miser
able and unhappy. More people
are suffering from ill health, un
happiness and confusion as the
result of self-centered living than
any other cause. The way to over
come it is to make our lives God
centered. It shows itself in many ways; an
inferiority complex, self-conscious--ness,
bluster, bombast, nagging,
worry. Many take
3 refuge from all
this in alcohol
which is depres
sive to the ner
vous system. This
J9 offers only temp-
orary relief, as it
;g depresses man's
his trouble only
' as long as he is
under the inffut
Many selfish peopled
ize it, will not admit m
selfish. But amoneiH
of any of those above
forms of selfishness, i
about himself and'i
not about God and Hi
Jesus Christ spoke
these when he told of 4
had been an invalid lit
while waiting for scm
him in the waters of i
doubt he had been enjc
of self-pity for years.
short work of him. Hi
if1 he really wanted to
healed him: sent himi
So many people see
that they must be ft
self from without; tint!
find a job, go to wort
body's office, store, fe
this is helpful, it isw
necessary. Christ sd
Kingdom of God iswifc!
(Continued on Page
Republicans May Take Lead in
Anti-Discrimination . Legislation
GQP. Also May Tab
From Demos on Ml.
Special to Central Press
' m WASHINGTON Republicans in Congress are e:
the ball away from Democrats on at least two piece" of
legislation which have been oendine for some time.
Both parties are on record favoring enactment of e fW
discrimination law and establishment of a permanent m
ment practice commission. However the majority panj,
Mocked by, opposition of southern' legislators. ,
During thevcurrent session, of Congress. Republic
Leader Joe- Martin, of Massactiiuem
-I get. action, in- the House, and Senaw
Ball (B of Minnesota, plans to
through the Senate.
Minorities throughout the nation
in the legislation, and It may have wf
on the coming Congressional eiecuw
WHEN " PRESIDENT TRUMAN tj
there was a great scurrying in
ment brass hat section for copies otJ
...w;i. u ...aci q senator
-HHi-WoH tha Nouu tnr its Stodfy
Thft nrtlnlAi annul rorf ln a national m
-ff j ,:,H,ll
Sen. Joseph Ball ; August. 1944s hut' the Navy paia un
tn it twoiin tha into President Roosf
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re-read the article because they knewi that tlicre
tfor a merger of the armed forces.
(and kept it up openly until the chief executive sent nil i"I
iaage to Congress favoring it. , .J
Pllhliflv nr,nr fh M.... " ' ito "comm&ll
, 'J tin. navy cailfTUl UiV9 i
nlthnncrh tho. (.till i . l. n.,Kllr vnlP
t" v j oi.ni nupe uj get enuugi!' (iu""1 J -ti gfl
nSlltCUl Chnnpan, n n I , I : l ; in Crl it I
vu,i6CWO tu ampnu propf)0vJ' iegiu""i
unfavorable to the sailors.
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AT LEAST ONE COMMERCTA!. AIRLINE estimates
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ww wiiuimnumi.AiUMM-i' -
weight of its women passenger at 165 pounds
iiisuiiea. in tact they are grateiui.
Officials Of the Dolta Alt-Una. AMAnA fhpV W
the question "How. much do you weigh''" They hit
estimating the average weight" of men and women i P1
uu (Junius, now tney weigh only the luggage--expecting
to follow suit.
ASSOCIATES OF SEPRRTaRY OH" STATE JAMHSH
say that he won the admiration, of. the Russians when
In Moscow recently wearing a- fairly lightweight topw
juaiuess suit. Jf
It was no oversight on Byrnes' part." In fact, "vi
pan, was equipped with dUIIle oag, u"-u uf
Ing of the type issued to bmm. However. Byrnes
A ii wi Hi, o j , ' . , . t jtvipnt
--"'j. uji uca ola nol gurrer loq-rnucii.
nMr.,1 I,., m . ... .. Lii..MH.cWePl
" lurcea w stanoj an- uie ojiw"" -
port to shake hands with the , welcoming commi" ee. i
the trip was well heated. In Moscow he rode in a
.and most, of the. worK. was dons inside the Embassy