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THE WAYNESVILLE MOUNTAINEER
THE WAYNESVILLE PRINTING CO
Main Street Phone 137
Waynesville, North Carolina
The County Seat of Haywood County
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FRIDAY. AI'(;rST !. l'HIi
The bean crop in Haywood county this year
is an illustration of what can I"' (lone in crops
of this type in this section. The Haywood
vegetables coming in as crops in other areas
are out of season makes a special place mi
the market for vegetables from this section.
During the war years the problem of labor
made it a difficult one to produce to the
capacity of these crops, but now that the
men are returning to the farms, it is to be
hoped that Haywood county farm folk take
advantage of this opportunity for a cash crop
that is still in its early stages of develop
ment. Even our friends from Florida, where
things grow with such lustiness in their
eternal sunshine, admit that the Haywood
grown vegetables have a special richness of
maturity that is not only palatable, but full
of health giving elements.
A Lesson From The U. S. A.
We read that more than 1,000 ruffi! schools
are to be constructed in the interior of l.ntzil
by the end of 1917. according to their Minis
ter of Kducation. It seems that the Brazilian
Constitution has designated that primary
educational advantages should be given in the
rural areas but that it has been left to local
authorities and that facilities have lagged.
The rural teachers are to be supplied with
free homes laid out in chereful sourroundings
near the school buildings.
This sounds like a progressive step on the
part of the Brazilian government, but here
in the United States we are inclined to throw
out a warning. They had better begin to
train and get their teachers ready for these
1,000 schools, else they might have buildings,
and students but no teachers.
As the new Brazilian constitution calls for
10 per cent Federal aid, and 20 per cent
municipal aid, maybe the salaries will be
tempting enough that there will be no short
age of teachers.
' We are glad to see that the family reunion?
in Haywood county are lick in full swing
after the slim gatherings held during the war
years due to limited means of transportation.
Family reunions are part of the American
way of life and they are stimulating to loy
alty nd a closer relationship between fami
lies and family connections that is a fine
thing to see in this day of such widespread
prevalence of the breaking up of homes.
Of special interest in this county is the re
union of the families who lived for many
generations in the isolated Cataloochee area,
where they were bound closely together by
their very isolation. Their homes and lands
taken over by the government for the Great
Smoky Mountains National Park, we can
understand the nostalgia which these people
have for their former home in this scenic and
Many members of the family who have
left the Cataloochee section have made names
for themselves in their new homes, but the
fact that they have kept green in their mem
ory their early years in this chosen spot of
nature, shows a sense of loyalty and pride
in their origin which will enrich their lives as
long as they live.
Undertakers in Devon and Cornwall want
:.grave-diggers to wear blue uniform with
brass buttons to make funerals "more digni
i fied." London Daily Mail. .
W. CURTIS RUSS Kditor
MRS. HILDA WAY GWYN Associate Kditor
W. Curtis Russ and Marion T. Hridges, Publishers
PUBLISHED KVKRY TUKSDAY AND FRIDAY
We offer our congratulations to the mem
bers of the Rocky Branch Baptist church on
the construction of their new $10,000 church.
It is a forward step arid shows the progress
that is being made in rural sections of Hay
It is gratifying that along with the finan
cial gains being made hi our rural sections
that the spiritual values are not being forgotten.
Tuesday, August (ith, marked the 20th
anniversary of the adding of sound to sight
in the movies. Thus began a new art which
now speaks throughout the world. A direct
outgrowth of continuous research to improve
communications, the modern talking movie
lias become one of the great agencies affect
ing the heart and mind of man.
Take its place in our own community.
Watch the long lines gather each night be
fore the ticket office. Fntertainment is of
fered for a moderate sum. What is seen here
is not significant of a small country town,
but a world-wide position that talking pic
tures have in the lives of the people of this
earth, for tin; movies circle the globe.
This art like many others was not per
fected in a day, but took years of research.
rl he sound pictures are an important by
product of the work of many scientists and
engineers in their endeavor to improve tele
phony. Many others had tried to make the
movies talk, but earlier efforts had been un
successful because the tools which telephone
research was to create were not at hand.
In experiments designed to improve tele
phone transmission Hell Laboratories devel
oped instruments for recording and amplify-
ing sound which made possible the successful,
production of the talking pictures which!
actually started in the old F.dison phono-j
Among the developments which have con-j
tributed to the production of the movies are'
the following: a high quality microphone
capable of transmitting a wide range of sound
frequencies without distortion; the vacuum
tube amplifier; the superior methods of re
cording sound on film and wax disc and last
a loud speaker of high quality capable of
delivering undistorted and amplified sound in
:t wide range of frequencies.
Warner Brothers took the lead and pro
duced the first talking picture with "Don
Juan," but it took the second talkie, "The
Jazz Singer," to sell the public, for in the
latter Al Jolson sang his way into the hearts
of the public and helped establish the movies
for all time.
The movies in their finished product are
the work of many master minds and talents.
It would be hard to estimate what they mean
to the people of the world- They furnish en
tertainment, and have helped to advance
education, industry medicine and the arts.
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j Do you think the federal govern
i me nt should keep taxes high as
the present level to cut down the
I national debt, or decrease taxes to
! give business a better chance to
i J. W. Killian "There's only one
way to decrease our national debt,
! that is by taxation."
i HukTi Rogers "if the govern
j n cut would have a moderate tax
row while money is plentiful and
' e lualic the rates over a period of
I ai s. it would take some of the
burden off the business man and
(still bring in considerable revenue,
i 1 believe they should be cut down
la lilt !c now."
.Mrs. Wilma Lucas "I believe
that taxes are too high, now. In
cline taxes should be cut down."
HERE and THERE
1,'irli.ird (iarringer "They
should keep them up. Another
Miim.'. (lie State of North Carolina
oueht to raise taxes for schools
!m) that teachers could be paid a
ili'ti iil wage."
HILDA WAY GWYN
.lames A. Cochran "No, I don't
think they should keep them
hiih as they are at present."
A Critical Shortage
Shortages of steel and iron scrap have
reached a critical stage and are causing a
sharp reduction on the part of industry, to
deliver the goods necessary to a complete
reconversion and the real 'threat to con
tinued high rate of steel production.
Kecent inventories of iron and steel scrap
have reached a dangerously "low" level and
there is imminent danger, we are told of
open-hearth furnaces being shut down for
lack of scrap. A prominent mid-western
steel maker has estimated that 25 to 30 open
hearths have been idled by a shortage of
scrap. Exhaustion of reserve in four to six
weeks is threatened by a decrease in scrap
supplies to 40 per cent of requirements, it
is reported recently by a steel magazine.
Another factor interferring with steel pro
duction and distribution is said to be the
acute shortage of freight cars, a result of
the small number of cars built during the war
years. A movement is afoot for the govern
ment and railroads to finance building of
50,000 box cars over the remainder of this
year, with preference givenvto steelmakers
for this purpose.
There is a serious lesson in this steel short
age in America, which should never have
come about except for our extravagance.
Think back in the high peak of prosperity,
when we threw scrap around as something
worthless and never had a thought about it,
when nations far out in the Pacific wanted to
buy our scrap. We thought the joke was on
them, for we here in rich America had
forgotten the thrift practiced by our fore
fathers in salvaging everything.
Now it has come home to us. It will defi
nitely delay that promised era of back to
normalcy. Necessary machinery will not be
manufactured in the desired or expected
quantities. We will have to wait. This.will
be felt in all fields of industry, from the farm
to the busy manufacturing plant.
All men are born free and equal but some
of them grow up and get married. Pensa
. cola Airport Goaport.
We take pride in adding our j
homage to Miss Sal he Mc( 'racken, !
to that bestowed hv her co-workers,
and the hundreds of hoys and t;irls
to whom she has been a uidinn
star lor the ias fifty years
twenty as leather -and thirty as'
office secret aiy al I he Thomasvillc
Haptist Oi phanai'e. I.asl Sunday
was Home Coining Day al the
Home. Over ii.hhu, many of them
alumni attended the eenl. In-,
eluded on the program was a fea
ture marked "special, " and not un
til the time came for Hie "special"
did Miss Sallie have any idea it was
to honor her 50111 anniversary wilh'
the Home. Miss Salile is the daugh
ter ol the lale .1 M. 1.. and Sophia ;
1'eiilaiul Met 'rarkon of Haywood
count y Her family had been in
vited to atlend 1 he sin prise pro
gram and I hose present were Dr.
and Mrs. .1. K. McCracken. dev.
H. 1 McCracken. Then. Me( 'racked,,
of Waynesville. Mrs. W. S. John
son, of Ashc ille, and Y. Me
t'racken, of Knnxville, all brothel's
and sisters and a nephew, Albert
Johnson of Knnxville.
To muni tour years in terms of
boys and mi ls, hundieds of them, i
you have helped to work out life's'
course and have had a hand ini
steadying and moldinn their char-!
acter, and hold their :d 'feci ion as!
the years pass is a rare privilege,'
few have earned. I In family had
one complaint to recNier when
they returned, they said I here were
so many wanting to talk In Mis -,
Sallie, that they hardly hail a word
As a token of esleem in which
she is held Kev. K. Norlleet (laid
ner, of Henderson, former pastor
of the Home church from 11)111 to
1928 presented Miss Sallie wilh i
handsome watch from the alumni.
Excerpts from the presentation
speech tell her story . . .
"As we gather here today in Ihis
first 'Home Coming' after the II
World War, we honor seines of
those adopted brothers and sisler,
who have developed strong bodies
and alert minds, having sense of
loyalty to country and to did and
we -pause in quiet respect lo Hie
many who laid down their lives.
More than ever we rejoice in the
renewal of friendships "that can
never die, however long I he years
that intervene. These friendships
are enhanced today as old boys
and girls, bring wives and hus
bands and children to the family
circle of this widely scallered or
We think of the unending roll ol
boys and girls, who have enriched
our lives on account of our associa
tion with them. We think of faith
ful workers who spent themselves
tirelessly, and lovingly that the
Andenon May Ask Grange.
Farm Bureau Policy Help
Military Science Research
Worrying Nation's Savants
Special to Central Press
WASHINGTON Leaders of some of the national farm organiza
tions are speculating on whether Agriculture Secretary Clinton P.
Anderson will name a man each from the National Grange, the
Farm Bureau and other farm groups to sit In with him on policy
The idea is still in the "think" stage. However, the farm leaders
point out that Labor Secretary Lewis Schwellenbach has named as
his assistant secretaries men from the CIO and
These men John Gibson, of CIO, and Philip
Hannah, of AFL will assist Schwellenbach in
determining policy for nearly 10,000,000 union
This also raises the question whether Com
merce Secretary Henry A. Wallace might not do
the same for representatives of the United States
Chamber of Commerce and the National Associa
tion of Manufacturers.
Observers believe that Schwellenbach's move
may set a trend In government. Possibly, it is
believed, the other departments will hold back
until the experiment proves itself. At the same
time such a development has important possibili
ties as a method of stilling political clamor in an election year.
oiilh might have character and
hemic life. Many are there whom
we could choose from the four ad
ministrations of this institution, but
we (house instead one, whose life
li as spanned three of these admin
istrations and whose presence to
day is a blessing beyond words to
The Haptist Orphanage of North
Carolina a lew months ago passed
its lilllh mile-stone. Fifty of these
ears Miss Sallie McCracken has
been one of the strongest assets for
all-round Christian living. Boys
and girls have gone forth with the
hope that they might transmit to
I he circle w hich they moved some
Ihing of Ihe magnificent character
H "Miss Sallie."
She has lived here not a day, not
a year, but half a century with
si cad fastness of purpose and as
surance. What are the traits that
have endeared her to all who have
know her, for either short or long
periods? Certainly umong the
foremost is her quiet persistence.
She never argues; she sees the
right course, and gently steers in
thai direction. People are not up
set by her decision; but they find
themselves consciously or uncon
sciously directing their courses as
Miss Sallie is a woman of far
horion. When she came here to
work she brought a growing mind
and heart capable of expanding
just as greatly. In literary circles
(Continued on Page Three)
Politics Makes Strange. Kt
Peculiar deals involving congres
sional war profiteering ret he simi
lar shenanigans by legislators ,
the past. About a century ago a
group of business men borrowed
$20(1,000 and incorporated Ihe t .
tral Pacific railroad. Then tH ,
used the 200Us to bribe congress',
men to steal railroad Irani his, .
The 200Gl eventually secured land
grants for 9,l)M0,OO0 acres ami a
federal loan of $27.0(M),lj(lti'
The swindlers became rich and
powerful railroad owners without
investing a penny of their our
The Tweed King was the mo-i
corrupt g-ang that ever altlnted
New York. lioss Tweed filched
millions via bribery and legalist ,(
hocus-pocus- -until he was Imalh
put behind bars. Hut 't weed beat
the rap many times. After om
grand jury failed to dig up enouel,
evidence to indict Tweed, an di
torialist wrote that it reiniml, d
him of the man who had been dis
covered dead and (he jurt wa
puzzled as lo whal caused h;
The jury finally issued this re
port: "It was an acl ol dnl under
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Parker, wife of one ol the Alio. km
Parker liros., and three clh.ilren
are all in the "Lost Coloin d.r.
this summer having a wonderful
time . . . Meantime. Mayon remains
at home looking alter the papi .-s
at Ahoskie, ( lalesv il le. Jackson and
Windsor - and al lus Aho. kie home
it is presumed that Mason is keep
ing an eye on Hoy's 1 1 dishorn sh.el
--Hoke Norris is Ihe new puhiuih
man for the "Lost I'olom", sin
feeding Carl Sink ol Ihe SLde'
News Uureau. who filed in alter
Woodrow Price ol the News ami
Observer returned to lialeigh and
the capitol hill heal, which was
formerly looked after by Marjorm
Hunter (she usually wrote niosl ol
"Under The Dome"!, who has re
signedThe '.shortage of rooms al
Nags Head and Manleo has hull
attendance at the pageant
CANCKH The average fellow
doesn't bear much about cancer im
til a drive for funds conies along
However, il is still taking its loll
John Bray, superintendent of Budd
ings and Grounds in Kaleigh ami
former Klizabeth City (own mana
ger and a football grcal al Stale
College many years ago. is dc sper
ately ill with cancer may not re
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thing- it is said that llray's began
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THE SOMEWHAT UNEXPECTED DEFEAT of Senator Ship
stead (R) of Minncrjta by Governor Thye In the Minnesota pri
maries presents ex-Gov. Harold Stassen with a handful of aces as
far as the 1948 GOP presidential nomination Is concerned.
Had Thye lost tfce Senate nomination, tantamount to election in
Minnesota, Stassen would have been through as a presidential
However, the former governor, who resigned to serve as an officer
in the Pacific fleet during the war, Is in good running position
because of the primaries.
Political observers regard the race as possibly narrowing down
to a contest between New York's Governor Dewey and Stassen.
The situation may change radically within the next two years
but if the Republican convention were to be held now. that is the
way they would view it.
There is some chance, observers say, that a Dewey-Stassen ticket '
might emerge two years hence with the Mtnnesotan named as the
New Yorker's running mate.
However, politicos think it unlikely that Stassen would be willing
to accept second place on the ticket.
Incidentally, the triumph of Stassen's candidate in Minnesota is
somewhat at variance with the conservative party trend inaugurated
by the new GOP national chairman, Carroll Reece.
MEMBERS OF CONGRESS were literally flabbergasted to learn
that the War department recorded their telephone conversations.
The revelation at the Senate Mead committee's
hearings into the profits of war contractors left Telephone
members of both Houses amazed and indignant.
One prominent House member said he would have Retordings
something to say about the practice "at the appro- A Surprise
This member, close to the White House, commented that the next
time a government official "downtown" wanted to talk to him, he'd
have to make a personal call to the Capitol.
Members of Congress were wondering whether the practice Was
confined entirely to the War department. Interesting repercussions
- Were anticipated in the near future.
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The deed to your farm or h
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