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Tl'ESDAY. A I (H ST I-!. l'HII
Tomorrow will be the first anniversary of
V-J Day, August Mth. We look back on that
August day last year as a day of freedom
from a global war. The past year has I -i,
a Critical and dramatic one, in many sense.-;
more critical and dramatic than the horn-ml
oils years that preceded it.
The United States, together with other
nations, has spent the past 12 months strug
gling to set its feet back on the highway to
peace and security. It cannot engage in this
struggle without the deeply-etcln-d remi
niscences of the dark and bloody limes that
were encompassed by Pearl Harbor and Oki
nawa Here in Haywood county we haw an honor
roll of more than one hundred nanu s en
scribed which should keep us ever mindful
of the pYice of V-J Day and should forever
keep us grateful for the peace we enjoy
Always Good Ships
The retirement of Homer Ferguson, native
of Haywood county. North Carolina, as presi
dent of the Newport News Shipbuilding nm
pany, make it fitting to say that it was due
to his ability and honesty that the company
liwd up to this motto: "Wo shall build good
ships here, at a profit if we can ; at a loss,
if 'we must; but always good ships."
That character of thoroughness and ex
cellence in the ships mainly is to be traced
to the sturdy honesty and efficiency id' this
North Carolina shipbuilder. '
Today when Congress is investigating
some war contracts which turned out shoddy
war material, the record of Homer Ferguson
and his ships stands out like the towering
Smoky Mountains under whose blessed shad
ows this distinguished North Carolinian was
born. Raleigh News and Observer.
Since January of this year there have been
issued 110 marriage licenses through July,
according to the records as on file in the
office of the Haywood Register of Deeds.
Across the hall in the office of the Clerk
of the Superior Court is a sequel to the
story, or perhaps we should say a second
chapter, for there one may find among th"
court records the number of divorces granted
in Haywood cqunty during the same period.
The number makes a depressing record.
As against 110 marriage licenses, there have
been 78 divorces and one marriage annulled
during the same period.
We grant that mistakes in marriages are
bound to be made, and that it is much better
to cut clean the relationship, and those con
cerned make a new start in life, but when
the divorces total 71 per cent of the mar
riages that is another problem. The figures
show that too many are taking too lightly
tJjjfe serious side of matrimony, and are en
tering the holy state with little understand
ing of what it means. This increasing attack
othe most sacred relationship on this earth,
sfirikes at the heart of the homes of our
country. What is happening here seems to
The peppermint crop is reported good, and
tfiere is some hope of more sugar by Christ
mas. Now if there's plenty of striped red
paint, we may have candy canes on the tree
again. Christian Science Monitor.
$320 Per Head
GET RID OF THE JUG!
Farlier this month President Truman pre
sented hi budget review to Congress, and to
the average reader, the report was just a
mass of zeroes and long figures that were
ent irely out of grasp.
The budget called for an expenditure of
-I! and a half billions. Breaking that down
to "ijr language, it means that every man,
woman anil child in America is represented
by :!-i in the budge t, (letting the figures
down to a language we can understand still
sovids like a lot of money. This is especially
true when one sees the numerous bureaus,
and apparently "excess" number of people
i mplnwd to maintain those bureaus.
We Want to offer
people of this area
t he appreciat ion of t he
to the Lake Junaluska
Assembly for 'he opportunities afforded
I hem to share with them their spirit ual, edu
ca'ioiia! and eidiura! programs, not only this,'
a--on, I iii t abo :n I he past. '
W hile I he purpose of the establishment
of the Assemly was for the furthering of the
cause of .Methodism, the programs are not
bound by denominational limitations, but are
pre.-ented in the broader name of Christian-!
ily. with spiritual and cultural themes that:
should have an appeal for everyone. j
Along with their spiritual inspiration they i
are giving us here a program of cultural
entertainment that we would have to travel
far and wide and be put to much expense to
enjoy, which might otherwise, in some cases,1
lie denied us. I
The Assembly is giving us the privilege;
right here at home of hearing nationally and
internationally recognized speakers and art
ists. Perhaps for this verv reason some of
us have failed in the past to fully appreciate!
this wonderful opportunity as we should. j
The musical attractions for the past month
have been of the highest type that could be!
found. They have been given by art ists of j
fame in t heir special fields.
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W hat purchase did you make in
Vit: inat save yeu the greatest
1 its. F. W. ENSLEV, "Supplies
i,,; i he siudio. because they, were
-i li;n(l tn Ki't."
W. (,. BVEKS, Buying the
I He rock house on Pigeon Street
m. moving back to Waynesvllle."
IKS ftAI.IMI PKEVOST,
(I. II. SIIEII'ON,--"A couple of
MiiS. I.. .1. t .UMlN, "My Mir-
i ce.U.d ii- pt'cassure pan."
II l Wu.i'A I HICK, -"A future
iii hw in Waym'sville."
HERE and THERE
HILDA WAY GWYN
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We note with approval and gratification
lhat at last concrete developments are being
contemplated by Ihe Western North Caro
lina Associated Communities, and that at
their molding held last Thursday night at
Cullow hee definite plans .are now crystalizing
that will mean much to the future of this
There were four things discussed which
greatly concern this area and the realization
of them would mean much. Emphasis was
put on the completion of several short but!
strategic stretches of the P.lue Ridge Park
way as soon as possible. In this section we
know full well what this will lead to in fur
ther attractions. This was presented bv R.
(Jetty Prowning. chief location engineer of j
the State Highway Commission. I
Developments regarding the housing of!
tourists were also part of the proceedings!
of the meeting. The more accommodations j
we have in tins section the more people we
will have visit the area.
The proposed museum in the Great Smoky
.Mountains National Park in the Ravensford
section, which we were led to believe years
ago would be one of the early projects in the
Park, but somehow .got sidetracked under
certain administrations, was revived. We
have often wondered what became of the fine
collection of early household effects which
were collected for the park by TI. C. Wilburn.
Wo recall the collection was intended for the
purpose of establishing a museum on the
North Carolina side, but it never materialized.
With the people of the United States, as
the years past becoming increasingly inter
ested in early Americana, this museum would j
undoubtedly prove to be nc of the major j
interests, along with the scenic beauties of
the Park. s
The proposal of the presentation of a his
toric drama combining the history of the
Cherokee Indians and the pioneer settlers in
this area is something that has been agitated
for several years, but as yet nothing definite
has been done about it. It would present one
of the most colorful and dramatic epdisodes
in our national history. It would attract peo
ple from over the entire nation. It could, if
properly handled, become a national summer
attraction, just as "The Lost Colony" down
at Man too is fastly acquiring a name for
We trust that in the cooperative movement
of the communities of this area which
is getting under way that every citizen of
Western North Carolina will lend his sup
port. If enough of us are interested in these
things they will come to pass.
Now since we have had a shove in the
right direction let's get going. The war is
over. That alibi is gone. Let's get down
to the present and not put off until tomor
row things that we might enjoy and reap
rewards from today.
it his home on I'rospecl Hill.
a ill he ;Te.-iie. m:--.ed by his
friends of all aces for lie takes
pride in bis friend -hip, in hany
cases with I lu ce ivnerations ill one
lamily. liv all i i'.',hls uf slier human
ai-compl isliuienl s and ell Oct , to say
rl him; ol a-'e. Dr. (Judder has
-arnefl rc-l and retirement from
Ins winl, lid instead his ftOlh
wl hiUiy find- bun lining to his
'Mirk ai the American Museum of
Natural Pi.stoi New York, each
day. He has always hoasled that
be cxpecled to die with bis hoots i
on, and from present indications at!
Ihe a;le of !!(). he nives promise of
being active up to the closing of
the last cbapli r.
so brief it would be
give justice to the
it scient ist. who is an
nrth'6r11 oti fish." For
associate curator of
Museum of Natural
; in!!'! he was retired
I Honorary Associate
y. Hi- retirement
matter of routine in
nils, lor he has not
In a space
life of Ibis uri
years he was
I listen . a ml i
u il h I he I il le i
in ichl h. elo
was mercK a
certain au'e ii
slopped win i.
for the b- in-lit of the younger
generation we are going to give a
review of some in the highlights in
his car"er. hicb actually took
shape when lie was a small boy.
Mrs. Kcbccra Harding Davis, writ
er, and mother of Richard Harding
Davis, tunc! ist and war corrospon
.rlcnt. who (-.iim- to 'a ncsville in
search of colo,- for her stories met
the young bo and became interest
ed in bun. She senl him a vcat
zinc and a
bis career ;
His years of attending college
and then working to continue col
lege should lie an inspiration to any
veteran today no matter bow much
time be has lo-i out in bis educa
tion by lighting the war. Over
a period of 18 cars he studied and
taught, each t-tcp gaining toward
his goal. He attended Kmory and
Henry College, received his B. S.
and M. S. degrees from Nashville
University, specializing in zoology.
;ind then to .lohn- Hopkins.
Keys. He has served as associate
editor of Dr. Itasbloi d i ir.ni -Bibliography
of fishes, and in I ill I)
went to New York permanent l as
editor of "The Bibliugi aplr. ol
fishes" of the third index oliime
which he completed in lil"!!. Since
then he has done extensive v -riling
and served as bibliographer ol 1 1 -1 1
literature, which position he n
linquished when he retired
It is amazing that a person w ho j
has done the extensive research
that he has. has also round tune
to write. He has written more than
250 articles dealing with bolb large :
and smull fish, lie has completed !
the history and bleeding habits of
the pike fish which was begun by
Aristole in Ii C for his Th 1)
dissertation he made a study of
the Rarpike. He is a ma.ler mi
the subject of fish. His work lias
brought letters of comment liom
scientists of Berlin. Paris, Copen
hagen, the British Museum ol Lon
don, and even as far away as India
and Australia. Yet Dr (ludger in
his modesty .about his accomplish
ments saya that he knows a great
deal about only a very lew of the
20,000 kinds of fishes in the seas.
The peak of his achievement was
reached when he became associated
filh the American Museum of Na
tural History of New York, for in
addition to the recognition it gave
of, bis fame, it also afforded him
the opportunity to continue his
study with every I'acillv at his com
mand at the Museum
A list of fellowships and mem
berships of great scicnlili, groups
over the world in which be is in
cluded is far too lengthy to give,
but among them are: member of
the American Society of oolegisi-;
Society of Naturalists. Societv ol
Ichthyologists: life member of the
American Museum Natural llisi
ory; president lor one vear and
secretary for ten years of the North
Carolina Academy of Science; a
Flower of Nativity
A little Mexican waif on Christmas
ev e had no gift to take to the cathe
dral, so not wishing to enter empty
handed, she picked a weed along
the roadside and climbed the steep
path to the church. She knelt and
laid her gifts on the altar, and as
she rose to go she saw that the poor
little weed was transformed Into
the Poinscttia or the Flor de la
Noche-buena, or Flower of the Na-
lii'ilv n c il id .nllol In Tlffrtvln
The swine erysipelas germ has
been known to cause losses In tur
key Hocks and to produce a serious
type of stilt' lamb disease (arthritis!.
i, How of the American Association
tor the Advancement of Science,
and ho ary corresponding mem
ber of the Salmon and Trout As
ocial ion of Croat Britain. His
n. line is found in the Natural En
cyclopedia of American Biography;
,n Who's Who in New York; Who's
a ho in vuiiTica writers; a starred
man. a very special distinction con
lined In hundreds out of thousands
in American men of science; in
i!i:"l he was appointed to edit the
i'e.h l ernis for the second revised
.'lit i ; i of Webster's new interna
tional diet innary.
W'e could go on indefinitely of
i he honors that have come to Dr.
C.udgcr, but perhaps back home one
of our greatest intem'st is his
concern in his own home town.
Son of Ihe lale Judge and Mrs. J.
1 I. Cudgor he has never been too
busy to fail to take note of what
happens here. He takes the local
paper and a number of the state
papers He is continually clipping
out ( very item about a Haywood
citizen, thai he fears the editor
inighl have overlooked and passing
ii on lo us here, showing that while
his work holds him, his heart is
hack home. Happy birthday Dr.
Cudgel and from Haywood folks
we w ish you many more.
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The influence of corrupt p,,
bosses on national affairs caiim
overestimated. Many lav. m,
are merely errand boys i in
ward heelers. reporter id.
snapped: "This is truly a m, ,
kal age. Even public oifu!.i'
frequently machine made."
All is fair in love, war and p.
tics. Sen. George Nonas' po.i;
opponents once persuaded Ul l,
named George Norris to enter
primary against the U. S sen v
The Big Idea was to confuse ..i
by having similar names on th'
lots But the scheme was cajh .
when it was spotlighted bv
Mark Twain used his pun: (
pen to attack the shady scheme- i
Tammany. The death of a 'i.-i
many leader inspired one of Tu.i n
famed quips: "I refused to alii
bis funeral. But I wrote a verv i
letter explaining that I approved
New York Side-Show: Mr
started working for a Wall
Streeter nearly a year ami. . .
Under the impression his :
ployer was wealthv iu
praetieed forging the boss' si -nature
. . . After 10 months m
so he tried passing a check
"signed" with the employer'-,
m w mm e
By THOMPSON CiTl NWK)D
RADIO Rome of the vvei
newspaper publishers lastvwil
those in the daily field- pro
worry over this sudden sv in
radio tat the rale of about on.
station every two weeks in
State!. Should they gel in
take a chance on losing tin i,
station and the piper SI,,
they stay out and light the com;
lion? What will happen to th -investment
when f.M 'Ireipn
modulation! comes in with it
fect reception, no static, true
life tones? There are now to i .
stations in North Carolina
making good money Asbevilh
three, Charlotte, lliree, Durh
Uiree. Charlotte is expected
have at least five stations bv
fall of 1947 and two nevv pa!
Can they all survive?
What to do? Well, figure o
minimum investment of $.');i.ihiii
fore the station is readv to i ,.
NOTES Of course H.uiv
Byrd will be renominated in
ginia but he had lo spend ,i
of oMMK'y which came -.i y
he has the largest apple mil
east of the Mississippi and I in- I
to St. Nicholas Maga
copy of "Land and
hitler starting him on
a siudenl in natural
Sympathy is what one girl offers another
in exchange for details. Mainsheet.
He has done work vvilh the
logical label atorv of the I'
Bureau of fishes, and was research
and guest associate in the study of
:'ishes of Carnegie Institution
the Marine Laboratory at
Registered I) S t'litcnt Office
Tortufras, thr fast of tho Florida
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