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THE WAYNESVILLE MOUNTAINEER
THE WAYNESVILLE PRINTING CO.
Main Street Phone 131
Waynesville, North Carolina
The County Seat of Haywood County
W. CURTIS RUSS Editor
MRS. HILDA WAY GWYN Associate Editor
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THURSDAY. MAY 9, 19 1G
Tomorrow the members of the Haywood
County Home Demonstration Clubs are hold
ing their Spring Federation meeting. They
will observe National Demonstration Club
week and the program will include a review
of the local organization and development
of the work in this county.
It would be hard to estimate what the
home demonstration clubs and their activities
have meant to the rural families of Haywood,
jjhey have been far reaching not only in
material things, but also in the more elusive
things of the spirit. The clubs have helped
the women to realize their ideals for better
home making. The interests and aid gleaned
through club work have aided them in giving
their families more livable homes, better
food and improved standards of living.
We did not keep abreast of the rest of the
state in this phase of work. We were years
behind. Not until 19."3 under the ERA pro
gram did the foundation of the present sys
tem start. Miss Mary Margaret Smith, pres
ent home agent was sent to the western part
o the state and assigned to 20 counties in
.canning projects. The work was in progress
-om May to September. Then in 1935 she
ws assigned to Swain and "Haywood under
another program of a ten months period,
paid by the state.
In 1936 the full time horn demonstration
program was launched in both Swam and
Haywood by vote of the county commission
ers. The Haywood commissioners were very
smart not only in starting the work, but in
retaining Miss Smith here. Under her guid
ing hand from a few small groups we have
a total of 18 clubs with 500 members, the
largest group of organized women in the
We do not know to whom we should credit
the following quotation but to our way of
thinking there has never been a more com
prehensive estimate of a Mother's worth than
"God could not be everywhere and so He gave
Mother's day is the one anniversary of the
year which we cannot approach dispassion
ately. We find ourselves submerged in the
emotion of tender memories. We start with
babyhood and go hand in hand down the
years, remembering how she guided us when
ve were too young to know the way.
Then after childhood came the adolescence
period and suddenly the years had swept by
and we were grown and we had to make de
cisions for ourselves, but we had her support
and courage to carry us on. If we had her all
the way to maturity and beyond we have in
deed been fortunate, but if she has gone on
ahead we have had our memories tucked
away in which to find comfort.
Friends come and go and often they are
affected by our fortunes in life, but not so
with our mothers. They are steadfast
through all things and the more we need her
the more she has loved us. She is the spirit
of the home.
When Miss Anna Jarvis, of Philadelphia,
planned a Sunday school program back in
1914 with Mother aa the central theme to do
honor to her "beloved mother, she little
' dreamed what a movement she had started,
which has grown with the years to have a
permanent place in the life of the American
,We -give honor on the second Sunday in
May With th one supreme thought, that the
mother' influence Is still the most potent in
the range of human knowledge. From all
walks of life people think of the power for
4food thier mother has been in In their lives.
C. Of C. Banquet
AH, SWEET MYSTERY OF LIFE!
There have been many Chamber of Com
merce banquets as the years have passed in
this community. They have all held hopes
of great things to come, but there was some
thing about the program last Friday night
that seemed to promise realization in a defi
The program was well balanced, an enter
taining and satisfactory mixture of fun and
the more serious contemplation of current
problems. The speech by Governor Brough
ton offered much food for thought and gave
an outsider's valuation of our section that
gives us something to live up to.
When the program is viewed as a whole,
it all conies down to the fact that our section
is now on the threshold of a change. It is
going on everywhere. During the war period
we temporarily laid aside certain develop
ments. We did not forget them, we were
merely consumed with other affairs. It was
right. It was the only wait to meet pressing
problems which the war had brought.
Now the scene changes, and the curtain
goes up on another tict. The stage is set.
How we play our part and what we will get ;
out oi it depends on us. nave we vision
enough to catch the picture of the future as
a whole and bring the climax to a glorious
progress that will make the most of our ad
vantages? Time alone can tell.
Our Full Measure
The response to the call for food by the
Haywood County Ministerial Association
should be heart warming to its sponsors as
well as to the people at large. As we go up
and down the streets and see the stacks of
loaves of bread and whether or not we can
always find just some special food to our
liking, there is always an abundance.
In view of this plenty it is hard for us to
understand the need in the war devastated
nations. "We must not fail", writes Presi
dent Truman in transmitting to Congress
the quarterly report of the United Nations
Relief and Rehabilitation Administration and
he further states :
For our continued participation in obliga
tion to others marks the fulfillment of a
pledge and the discharge of a debt to those
who, beyond the common sacrifice of life and
material resources, endured the devastation
and brutalities that we were spared. Con
sicence alone demands that we meet the full
measure of our obligation.
But what is our obligation? Is it merely
to give what we can spare without any dis
comfort? We feel that all of us if we could
only know the real need would gladly make a
sacrifice for those who have endured so much
more than we.
S ,,r ismffl,,. Jmmm.
-xW 1 wm
Would you approve of theH
North Carolina legislature rais
ins the salaries of teachers in the
Ceoice I'lott "Yes, 1 lliink lhey
should Ne raised."
Crady Walker "I would approve
for I know (hey an- underpaid
i more lliiiii an.', oilier slate em
Jim Knisht "Y" -. I would ap
William Medfonl "I am in favor
of raisin;: 1 1 1 ai.il ; of the teachers.
Yes, sir! Every day in the week in il,
is Mother s Day. ; m .,
She's the CommuniliiiR: Gen
eral on the home front from
grandpa to the infantry.
She has so many duties to per
forin she lias to borrow I lie hands
from the hall clock to help her.
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HERE and THERE
HILDA WAY GWYN
A Bright Prospect
The picture of development in the South
is a bright one according to Howard W.
Odum, head of the sociology department at
the University of North Carolina, who re
cently told the nation's foremost social scien
tists at a conference of key educators from
13 Southern States, that "the South has
hardly begun to tap its immense reservoirs
of resources or to use them for the enrich
ment of its economy and its people."
Dr. Odum pointed out that high in the
catalogue of needs is an increasingly larger
amount and more effective type of research
and discovery through which the South's re
sources may be developed and made available.
There is also special need for skills and ways
of using these resources more effectively and
for giving all people equal opportunity to
profit from use through an economy of
Another great need, pointed out Dr. Odum,
is for the South to re-discover the human
worth of its people to re-discover and recog
nize the personalities of the folk and to re
capture the spirit of its Christianity and
democracy through the good society which
will develop and give equal opportunity to all
This re-discovery and development of the
folk and the recognition of the immeasurable
worth of the individual is in harmony with
the new needs of an atomic age. In particu
lar, 25 years of research in the South has
shown this to be a supreme need. Unless this
need is met, all the wealth and resources of
the South will mean little.
From the viewpoint of these eminent
scientists it would seem that at the end of
the South's rainbow is an honest to goodness
"pot of gold." The scientists have made what
appears to be a very fine diagnosis of our
needs. Perhaps they had better go one bet
ter and give us a detailed prescription of how
to get results from the rich store of resources
A year after the fall of Germany
we look about us and marvel al the
eouraiie and bravery of lln.se
whose lit ai ls will forever keep
vigil over a while cross that marks
a grave somewhere overseas. They
may never visit the spot, hut it
will be familiar and sacred ground
to them. Daily we are filled with
admiration for the way they lift
up their eves and go forward with
the routine of living. The world
will forget in time, bul the mothers
and fathers will always remember.
He is still their son as much as if he
were living in the llesh today, lie
is with them always, in Hie rising
of the sun and in the heauly of
nature His material possessions
are everywhere reminders in the
During the week we contacted a
father, whose son was one of our
first casualties- a mere hoy in his
teens. We had never known the
father before the day he handed
us Ibal message which began, "We
regret to Jell you" . . hut after
he told us the slorv we were no
longer si l ancers . , . and since
thai day we have fell thai we were
friends of long standing.
We talked with a mother recent
ly. It had been just a year. She
had hoped, yet in her heart she
knew what the final message would
be. She told us of how she knew
even before the message came. How
she could not sleep the night be
fore and was up early. When she
saw the car turn toward her door,
she told one of (ho members of her
family, what it brought, even be
fore the telegram was handed to
thought of the things we three had
planned to do togetlier became
almost unbearable bul gradually
the conviction became strone.ei and
stronger that we must carrv on as
he would have insisted we d. .
So. today, The Daily Standard
becomes a reality and we dedicate
it to that son, Roy N. Kiuinolt, Jr.,
whose memory will through the
years ahead he our inspiral ion to
make of it the finest newspaper
that can he published. II will be
a newspaper devoted in its en
tirety to community service; a
newspaper that will exert its every
effort to make Ccdarlow n. I'ulk
County, Ga.. a heller place in which
to live; a newspaper that will not
he controlled by money, power or
prestige, or by aiubilions lo ac
quire them .hut by (he needs of Ihe
people it will so earnest iy si rive lo
We. who will carrv on, will con
tinue through Hie years and will
; miss Ins enthusiasm, ibe excep
tional newspaper ability, the high
ideals and inspirations, the courage
l and strength which were combined
io mane mis tan a newspaper man
of rare qualities We were confi
dent that under his guidance Hie
Standard would go far. Now we
can hut pledge ourselves, which
we do, to do the best lo carry on
exactly as he would have us do.
In this conviction we give you,
readers of The Standard, the lirsl
issue of your dailv newspaper, and
dedicate this and all issues to come,
lo him, who will ever live in our
Mr. and Mrs. Hoy N. Emmet.
Yet both of these people are
carrying on. They have not given
up. They have faith. They have
!ecn enriched by their heart break
ing experience. Their smiles cov
er their hurts and today we acclaim
them as heroic as their sons who
fell in battle. We hold them in
the same respect.
With President Truman able to keep only
$4,200 of his $75,000 salary after payment of
taxes and household expenses a small boy has
more encouragement to grow up and be a
hard-hitting outfielder. Little Rock (Ark.)
Gazette. -..!... -j -
One of the most readable papers
that comes into this oflicc among
our exchanges is The Cedartown
Standard, which has grown from
a weekly, to a semi-weekly, and
on April 29, it became a daily. We
have just finished reading the first
issue. Hence you will see why our
thoughts were turned on the fore
going. We felt very humble as we
read the dedication of this first
issue which is explanatory. We
pass it on lo you. We do not know
either Mr. or Mrs. Knimelt per
sonally, only through reading their
paper. We are sure as you read
the following, in which their story
is told, that you too, will not feel
that they are strangers, for through
the bonds of suffering any lack of
formal acquaintance is banished.
It is the kind of thing that makes
strangers friends. We ore sure of
the continued success of their
paper, and offer our congratula
tions as we feel you too will want
to do after reading the following;
The Daily Cedartown (Ga.) Stan
dard today becomes a reality, cli
maxing sixteen years of hopeful
For the last half of those years,
plans for the Daily Standard cent
ered around our son to the point
that time schedules to begin pub
lication were first fixed, in family
council, for the time when he
would complete journalism train
ing in college and then with the
war, to the day when he would
come home from the Marine Corps.
It was he whose ambition, whose
talent, whose love of The Standard
and the community it serves, car
ried us steadily forward through
many a trying day when things
looked too dark.
An all wise Heavenly Father has
decided otherwise. This lad of
ours did not come back.
There have since been days when
wc tell U wm futile to attempt t
plan ahead times -when the very
Letters To Editor
WILL THIS SKTTI,
Editor's Note W. C. Allen, author
of "The Story of Our Slate. North
Carolina," and who has been active
for about two years in bringing to
light an apparent attempt to dis
credit our Stale Flag and lo deny
the authenticity of the Mecklen
burg Declaration of Independence ,
has received a letter from Dr. K.
W. Gudger. as follows:
Dear Professor Allen:
You have quoted Dr. Archibald
Henderson in support of the Meck
lenburg Resolves as rock-ribbed
and genuine. I wonder il you have
seen what he had to say on tin
subject, as reported in the News
and Observer of April .1. l!)4(i:
"Dr. Archibald Henderson of
Chapel Hill, historian and author,
in a talk last night before the Kal
eigh Chapter. Sons of the Ameri
can Revolution, called attention to
existing inconsistencies in the pres
ent historical situation in Xoith
"Dr. Henderson discussed par-
THE OLD HOME TOWN
Kenneth BrowiiiiiK "Yes, I
In uk it would be alright to raise
the leachers alter the school bus
drivers are laised. They arc the
most underpaid of any group 1
Oral Yates "Yes. 1 am in favor
of l.ii ill!1 the -alaries of Ihe teach
ers cue hundred ht cent."
R. I'. L. I!A 1(1. Ill "No I think
I In", are paid enough. I would mil
j lavor a raise in salary."
' J. It. Boyd "Yes, their salaries
are Ihe lowest in comparison ol any
other state emploved group."
I . -
I.. ('. Messer "If they start on
Ihe schools villi (he bus thivcis
I would he for a raise for the leach
ers. but I Ihmk Ihe bus drivers
should oiiie hi si when they are
making any raises."
Joe Sloan "Yes, I would ap
prove a raise in salaries for the
leachers. Due to the investment
llie.v have in (heir education they
are not paid enough as compared
lo ol hers."
!licularly the fact I hat the Slate
Hag and State seal bear the date,
j May 20. 1775. on which the Meck
I lelihurg Declaration of ludepen
; deuce is supposed to have been
i signed, and thai text-books in the
j Stale's schools are divided, indefi
j nite, and uncertain as lo the au
i llienlicily of the declaration.
I "The speaker recommended that
j the Slale Legislature authorize an
invest ie.-'i ion to ascertain whether
j Ihe Mecklenburg Declaration ac
tually was signed on that dale. If
it wasn't, sonic one should remove
I lie dales from (he (lag and seal;
if il was, Ibe Stale should prohibit
lexis in school hooks denying the
fact. Dr. Henderson declared.
"Dr. Clement Eaton, historian,
endorsed the proposal, and a mo
tion was made and adopted that
Ihe Raleigh chapter, SAK, sponsor
a resolution at the Slatewide meet
ing here on April 13 calling for
legislation on the Mecklenburg
This was sent me by a friend
who is a historian of the modern
type, and here is his comment:
"I am enclosing a copy of the
News and Observer account i April
5. 194tj of Dr. Henderson's talk
alHjul ihe Mecklenburg Declara
tion of Independence. My feeling
about (his mailer lhal (he burden
jof proof must rest upon those who
asserl lhal there was such a docla
jialion. and that lhey particularly
I m'('(l lo produce contemporary
j documents to prove their case
I nless that can he done, and, as
you know, I hat has never been
done lo date, a controversy about
the mailer ran continue to rage
until the end of time."
II seems to me that this ought
lo prelty well settle the question.
K. W. GUDGER ,
She never grumbles. The
only raise she ever s'-es is
when the window shades 140
She can do a week's wash before
breakfast, and ban:: everything but
(he dresser drawers.
Her art at milking a cow has
never been questioned. She
could even get yarn from a
Her. biscuits are unsurpassed.
That's what makes her sell-risiil''.
in the morning.
She makes the best cn'fee
and ti 11;: 1 1 n 11 1 s von ever S.inka
Recent studies indicate that care
ful timing of the baking followed
by prompt serving is important for
saving vitamin C in potatoes. Illi
nois tests showed that overbaking
results in considerable loss of the
vitamin. Idaho tests showed that
potatoes that stood in the kitchen
for half an hour after baking lost
33 per cent of their uiiamir. n
Those that stood nn hour lost 50 per
cent, and those that stood 4 hours
'lost 100 per cent or all of the vi
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WHE JOHNNrCAMEARXHW HOME ' ClE 'tVSSf'4'
' wmt mm
She keeps her kitchen so mat
and clean I he i 1 J i ' I lie'ch Cleans
er I'll I lias to join tin' -1 II club
lo 1 e dill.
Lvcii lilt If Junior can 'I. sneak
oil lo school with iiiu ic.oi cars.
Mother will stand lor the Star
Spangled II. inner, but not that!
And fin I In 1 more. Mot her is 1
rigid on Hie .h'i) when ickuess luN
Cuts and braises are iiolhin:; j
new to her. She's been in a
nylon line before.
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She can kcrp down expenses m "An von si'Kfi
j'.uuu 1 1 m uii: iinn'iuu uiin ;n i LI a. Lilt UU
By WltilAM flITT -
Central Pi ess Writer
IN BRITAIN, we read, they
have established snail watching
clubs. Watching a snail, wi;
imagine, is no different thaa
staring at the same spot for an
hour at a time,
! ! !
The snail carries his house
with him wherever he goes so
he's staying at home even when
he is out or a stroll.
1 1 1
Snailt are noted for their lack
of tpeed but then no one hat
ever teen a snail faint from ex
haustion. ! ! !
A snail could never, of
course, escape from an atomic
bomb. However, the snail never
dots anything iJ
cause iin atomic
tossed in its direct
The snai bis tj
so it couldn't iicl
in tile, even tin
. In France, utaili
ered quilt a diliuj
man to eal one sf
great, though uimnf
Snails wear M
end of horns m
their heads. This
snail to remain loci
house and at tlx
Statehood for Alaska
Faces Some Obstacles
Special to Centra! Press
WASHINGTON Immediate action to 1;...
state is urged bv Deleaate Joseph 1
beloved islands having a voice but no vob
This is the hour. Here, there's new n.
mile outpost has grown closer to us V.nv.ii
portation and communications.
Over there, the taste of military rule afar IVu
bitter that even the few aeainst slatelif"-! 11"
....... t. ici.i.i,. ,,1 Sf r.M
reign would not have l s I"1"1'
Wm.Toii hn fi !;l:ili With l!S CI.13
fended by the constitution '
The new adherents
who also fear the t
form of government
District of Columbia u
The committee involved vstli
Astir A ciihcnmmilt. r of 'llt' "lWl
HfnriQ u'cnl In Hawaii t lie first
sec for themselves. r:-t ..i.ly "J
timent was. but also if. in t!:ir'1
President Truman the islands were re.x'v b
They found a lot of 1
this territory (since 1900) a state.
Impatiently, the committee awaited the r
Peterson, of Florida, who is just hack fr.
Central America. The six-man sub-iuuu
ine for immp.tintA hokrlno-c
Ttir nlhcr fii.o r,r.;,i r..,;nolnn were VtO'
ti . , . . . . . .1 n-mfl
nemy L,arcacie, jr.. or Louisiana, jaeas -
ano ueorge f. Miller of California, ami 1.' 1
of Oregon and Dean Taylor of New York.
i tisn of Cl
!i:lt.i' is u"
, I I.iwali.
The sub-committee also unanimously
Hawaii now meets the necessary reqim
If IV.O Crtrt trr&ca .lruio nnt "V.'S t
reasons seldom mentioned out loud.
Some opposition will come from the N.ivv
Navy department will admit this loi l ': '
commander-in-chief. Harry Truman, i""'
Hawaii to the Congress in January 1
The fleet is a familiar sight in hie
nnn ... . . l : l a t ;lnn 1 1 1, '
oc&aivc uuoui me isiauua. rtinn-'r"- . auiiV
Harbor variety, certain Navy olhcers jiM
that matter) say quick and more conin ls .if- ,J
If Hawaii is not a state with the rieii.s
hood. , (i, jpfci
Now the argument, most effectively uJ
and Army fears, is to stress that our oii.i"
to the Philippines or the Mariannas. wm 8(f
lne farther away from continental u HavJll'j
Frnunrl mnv hn Iho holler The people o -,M
c ...-j ' , K.iitl -
tacked again, the civilian community coi"
military, if organized as a state. , ,hai 1
The other whispered reason is t'11' ',.iu. cltll
American might be elected to the ""- 1 '
States, the United States Senate. . met
Proponents pooh-pooh this. They say. ,1
it ... ; n.veil ill ls'-'
caliber of the men who have been sent
ttie United State Congress has been i'nsl .