THE WAYNESVILLE MOUNTAINEER
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W?ISS ASSOC lATIOpTj)
FRIDAY. Al (il ST HI. l'llti
With the dosing of the T'.tlh Congress, ami
looking forward to convening of the soth
Congress, we are rather filled with sympathy
for the solons when they start hack to their
jobs in Washington Their desks are going
to he piled high with headaches.
They left a bushel-full of "hot potatoes"
from the 79th session which will not get cold
during the fall months, hut may be hotter
than ever when they get at them again.
They left a lot of unfinished business,
which often is much more perplexing than
new business, and certainly more annoying.
While time may iron out some of the current
issues of l!tlf, there will be a lot of new
ones which will gain momentum as time
There is also the possibility of a change
in the political viewpoint of Congress which
will add color and conflict to the next session
We feel sure of one thing the New Deal
agencies will be in the spotlrght as opposed
to the trend toward government curtailment
of expenses. Then we could name dozens
of problems such as housing. Social Security
measures, national health insurance, anil
flinging its elects over all the country the
We don't envy the members of the 1917
session of Congress too much unfinished
and new business.
In the newsgram section of a recent issue
of United States News we read an interesting
summary of present conditions that perhaps
is a pretty fair diagnosis of some of our cur
rent symptoms, excerpts of which follow:
"The strange thing about the present sit
uation is the underlying pessimism in the
midst of an unprecedented peacetime boom.
"Output of goods is at a record level with
"Incomes of individuals, even with over
time cuts, are near a record.
"Profits are rising for most industries.
"Yet the dominant attitude is one of pes
simism, of uncertainty and some frustation.
Surface signs all suggest a ground for un
"Trouble lies in the distortions, in the lack
of the balance that prevails in a period of real
stability and of relatively sustained pros
perity. "What has happened to create a distorted
situation is this:
"Efficiency of workers is little higher than
it was back in prewar.
"Wage rates per hour, however, are about
80 per cent higher.
"Industry is paying about fiO per cent more
for the same amount of work.
"Those are some of the unbalanced situa
tions, and another is that raw materials used
by industry cost double the pre-war price.
"Other examples noted of lack of balance
"Prices received by farmers are 122 per
Cent above pre-war.
"Costs of building are 80 per cent higher.
"While rents are barely 4 per cent above
"Some sort of balance must be restored
before things are running smoothly, it was
further pointed out."
The Big Four, it seems, now consist of
three Great Powers and one Veto Power.
Sf. Louis Post Dislpatch.
Which Is The Better Policy? SCOTT'S SCRAP BOOK
America seems to be approaching a crime
wave. It seems to follow wars, v. ith :
roots intertwined with other social ii!.-. Th:
onrush of delinquency and crime of''e:-s defi
nite responsibilities to the press of the na
tion. Which is the better policy to put tin- .-. ft
peddle on the harrowing details or to publi
cize them to the world? We are told th.V
the criminal is a super egotist. I 'cima j i,i"
his crime gives him inspiration to go or
better, it has been pointed out.
On the other hand heralding and "Xploit
ing in elaborat" details, the crime . offer !':"
power of suggestion to those who are on : !a
borderline of becoming criminals.
Then there is the responsibility of the
press to keep the public informed oil 'A hat i
taking place. The press is expected dvays
to lie on the side of law and order, anil
through its written pages to take a definite
We Wonder if it IS better to put the brakes
on the graphic details, than to pnUiei.o the
lives of criminals. Why is it thai bad nev, -makes
more interesting reading I ban ",H,.
news to the general run. of the public V
All JAPANESE. FlS-INt;
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5 IONS OF
HERE and THERE
A Serious Problem
The Town of Waynesville is facing a -iTimi,
problem. We have reference tn the trail'".'
condit ions on Alain si reet . They have reached
a serious stage when something mu -I be
done. At times recently .Main street ha
offered a picture of a solid ma-s of l ue. i ."
motor cars parked on either side, with a
two way lane in the middle, one car aftir
The time has come when some plan tens!
be worked out to afford more adequate park
ing facilities in the shopping district than wv
have at present in order that tralli" ma,
move with greater ease on the main thor
This is a problem that will not decrens"
with time, but will steadly increase, so I ha1
it should be faced now and some plans worked
out to relieve the situation. We do not pre
tend to be traffic experts, but we take t!"'
opportunity to call attention to the town of
ficials of t his crit ical problem, whiih should
be worked out before another summer.
Next year there will be more cars, with the
new ones gradually coming on the market.
So this is a problem which calls for action
and not one which time may haphazardly
HILDA WAY GWYN
I M I
The Atomic Year I
The first year of the atomic a.v has been
far too brief for this country and the rest of
the world to grasp the realities of the ncv,
era. We are told by t he aul ilorit ies who ha, e
information which we the people, do me as
yet know or perhaps at this stave would
understand, that this first anniversary of
the atomic bomb should be an oiv.isjon ',,
celebrate but that it should be a soul-searching
time on the part of the American people.
After one year of the atomic ai'V we stdi
do not have the bomb under cont tail and dan
georus illusions, such as the feeling ih.ai tUU
country can maintain its headstart in bomb
making are wide-spread.
We are told that "unless we inform our
selves and keep ourselves informed we wi?
drift into either unreasoning ar or paralys
ing apathy. Our own destruction will be oer
fate if we do."
One prominent psychologist has .summed
up our reactions to the atomic aire since Hiro
shima was bombed on August . us fol
lows: Many of us have felt vaguely that
we were on the verge of something import
ant, strange and dangerous. A few urged m
by an adult fear of atomic bomb, have at
tempted to neutralize its danger by working
for international control of atomic energy
and freedom from war.
But others lacking the necessary informa
tion and program of action and hearing onlv
about the military use of atomic Ynergy and
the need for "secrecy have reacted with
hysteria, wishful thinking, floundering or in
complete failure to see the danger." 1
These reactions seem to us natural for we
do not as a whole understand, and it will be
impossible for sometime, for those of us out
side scientific circles to grasp the full poten
tialities of the atomic age in which we have'
just been initiated- We do know that it lias
ushered in a "new age" and we know not
what the future years will bring.
We are also conscious of the fact that it
has brought home in greater force the hor
ror and terror of another war. Let us hope
tbat it will bring at last that longed for state
of affairs when intelligence can overrule the
savage instinct to fight it out rather than
discuss it out.
As to its civilian developments few of those
outside scientific world have as yet grasped.
We have not yet recovered from its uses as
demonstrated as a means of combat to think
in this first year of its shocking possibilities,
what it might mean if harnessed for the good
V.c 1 1 -, -1 Mildred Crawford I.e. I
n Mam tree! Tuesday morninc!
lid iii i1 1 aiu how many mujjjcs-
i lie -in hi made in days none '
In'- ii e ; i lu - i n'liinn, c asked
ii a h" I' a a coin mil tn write
h. i - ....Id !' lake as her text i
ii'1 in i an- .--it ' :rne back spoil-1
1 1 ' i . i -' ' la he a coed people ,
..ii 1 1 i 'el i lace in be. but have an i
in' are . . a pi I v hat a u undcr-
II 1 1 ll I i u e lie ' ll!e 's in which
, We lliiiif-'M the mal-
r , .a I' ' v p.'i-.-i-il on and
, . "a a i.i I a e her ieus wil h
: 1 1 ' i lice Mine, for a person
e it ,i 1 1 1 ,1' : nee to conic
... I. an! I. I as Mr-. I .(. We
i e a i.e u ii Ii her I lial I bis is a
i in o i l !m re and how coi'dinl
I. a i lial In r e n part irnlar kind
I dial charm is also reflected
i Hie i an lc iliat Mildred meets.
'I'l l . I inic nl I he car we arc all
acaliori and ', isitnr minded," so
' . ic e1 i'h Mitri cd a recent re-
. , ', nil h the ( 'oinineri'c de
.. i nee1 i.i a-lniudnn on vara-
ii ; i . Si inie el i be fact s revealed
ci c a 1 1 I Mirei i -iin.;. Did you
, la 1 i . 1 1 iiie.l men like In Co off
' e I hcin-cl v i bid iinmi'ii like to
'u in ic l'" ic ,ec plenty of men?
I..! el in. n i i k e to spend lleir
acal him lam' ins1 and fishing, and
i.ik en' I bei': - in I he roueh Hut
nel mi Hie cirls. I hey want com-Inrl-:
llvv wail Mile luxuries,
m.i.n "l 1 1 ii n i Dial I hey don't (Jet
il liuni" ll ni u Inch any woman
regardless of her a::c
understand, such hlllc
one such a pick-up1.
School teachers arc
he the "world's l'"d
Most people e not Ira
miles away from home,
is the niosl popular ', ai
The longer vacations people I at
the more inclined I hey are to rti
far from home. There "
people vacalioniiia the c.e i'r
ever know 11 before in n' ;
according to the report T'e
million workers will ! v ied a
and if their incomes keep no. I '
will spend Slh.llOUimii.diio. Y,
you read it correct h. billion--, n
mere millions'. These :ii I nie;
vacationists do not include dot in
lawyers, business mi i. and wi.ism
who do not work. We cei : en
should have a good season lie
with such a traveler.: pubic .e. '
Commerce Department reports
We read t his week I hat
covered the "h'ounlain c
at the I'niversily of (,'alil
lies in the measure of I
line. To prove il I hey toe
of sick folks, who in the
years of age and on the
They gave (hem ulenlv of
dieted them and taurhl
proper posture. In II; c pi
only the pounds slipped b
years fame off Ion and
jerts of the experimei
themselves yoiiu.'.er in I
o: r a
k a e
Un -n i
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Touh Luck, Tourists!
Alcan Highway Closed
Facilities Too Slight
For Expected TiofoC
Special to Central Press
,VAfI IIXGTON' If pictures of the beauties of the north l.avc
a ! yi.r muni on taking- a trip over the war-built Alaska hiulc ay,
for;,. U! The sccnory is waiting, but the road is not w illing.
Althon;;h current repair and extension Is being pushed as rapidly
as pes.Mblc. it is not expected that it can be used extensively by
toiaia's before the summer of 1947. Secretary of the Interior J. A
Krug was informed of this official status of the road by Director
Edwin G. Arnold, of the department's division of
territories and island possessions.
There already is some travel over the Alaska
hi cli ,'a r ' rrtiiff' rfQa,la on, I Ah.l,. ,t
tTS1 "'t"""J W.6.. v..,s. Lm-
1Lj . 1 t road is not open to tourist travel in genet al he
's Wiii cause of the lack of facilities such as filling sta
tions, repair shops and eating and sleeping accom
modations. Arnold said. It is evnect.sl tin' tiu,
i fM route will be ready for increasing tourist trawl
If in 1QJ7
Alaska Is an Ideal vacation land. Only lack
of adequate transportation prevents it from be
ing more fully exploited. From a tourist view
point, the country offers every delight.
The highway winds through forests and outs
through scenic mountain ranges. Both the Unite 1
States and Canada have set aside a strip of land on each side of the
route for the control of its development.
The Alc.in, as the road was then known, was started in 1S42 by
Army :u;;:u -ers, w ho smashed ahead with a pioneer read. They
were followed by contractors of the Public Roads Administration
who widened and paved it
Critics and skeptics said it couldnT be done. To build a road
throu.'th the wilderness of British Columbia, the Yukon and eastern
Alaska was unthinkable. But they overlooked the ability and re
sourn fuliics.? of Army engineers and American and Canadian con
trictois. At the incredible rate of eight miles per day, thry built
an li o-n.de double lane route across the northwest wilderness.
They threw up more than 200 timber bridges, and placed same
0.000 culverts. Many of the larger bridges have since been replactJ
by permanent steel structures.
Toe A'aska highway starts at Dawson creek, British Columbia.
It crce s ivace river, nearly 2.000 feet wide, passes through Fort
St. John and Fort Nelson, the latter an old trading post.
At Fort Nelson the road turns west, following river valleys. It
crosses the Rockies at an elevation of 4,210 feet. This is the highest
point on the highway. '
Continuing north, it enters YuXon territory at Watson lake, and
reaches Whitehorse, principal city of the Yukon. Still following
liver valleys, it crosses the Alaska border and winds on into Hiz
The highway ends here, although the traveler who is continuing
on. must use the Richardson highway which runs from Vaidez to
Fairbanks. Fairbanks is 88 miles northwest from Big Delta.
Eoth the Alaska highway and the Richardsom highway were sub
jected to extraordinarily heavy traffic during the war, and will re
quire extensive repair work.
The Alaska Road commission, a unit of the department of interior
already has started repair and construction work
which must be done during the summer months, to d
put the territory's 2,800-odd miles of roads in good KePa"
Two new roads, for which Congress has initially Started
appropriated $1,360,000, will be built to supplement
existing highways and open more of Alaska to tourists and pro
vide farmers with an access to markets.
Much work remains to be done on existing roads In reducine
excessive grades and curves and In replacing inadequate bridces
For this reason, tourist travel Is not encouraged.
VOICE ALONG BROAD
since :he Army aid N'avv scien
tist ,ee jacc icliiu lh.it travel ho
le i en the earth and monii will be
;ie sil l.- se-.eril years from now.
!,:,;,! you like In he one of the
ii- t ,n i.'.d.c ihc trip'
IMitiir's Note: While Wim In II
is on vacation. Jack I. ait js
se: Ainu as jgucst columnist.
l!- a ! (Hit in:; '.Morale':
V have heen looking into an.
an. I n:e ' ii" awards . . . r. , .
it ail I he I b.neands of I liein
meritoi ions - which is an absurd
1 la pot 'it -i . I Ins system adds up a
I ,, SI'ill. aaa.liilll scandal, liascd on .,
la'"i II..1 such hooey boosted tl,,
M K(. -V ' I'.Ui'.MH.r - 'Tdjucikers' morale, it cost probalih
il,,. Hedl oi ll. lull I .'a'.i.oow man oouis 111 war-plan! -
can lo I da s for oficers, di a
ion of t raiisporlat ion facilities ,;
a la of eas. plus some of the Imai.
osl-pove; cd hangoers ever ep ri
eiii ed by men in uniform.
I A rniy-n.n y iirw'l these plants i,,
I e,":i(i; 1 1; WIA1II, Tililbr.oV i el, -hi atioirs. Some turned
: 1 1 : 1 i.e. a! 1 1 li oai down here into ueek-'ong drunks, w ith whis
key and hanipagiio suppers. Mn.
porled ciiti i'taiiier.s and parts- guU
ai riving di private cars and charier- a.
ed planes. All this was legally de-
dm I tide tor income lax purpose-: e
i a. n". ."a V' ii'.; inM prodiici ion rn-i, n
and valid accounting in coniraet I!
i enceol iat ion.
(lliicers W(ne 'lssi.iied. ollen ri
li.e.eiiic: ianidreds and thousands n
ol mile t '.Ui'iu several weeks on a i
job. all .ar covernnient ia.v ami a;
liov; !;! (i', i:N I'm ok e
n at la . e I'm perfect l sal isiied
i i wis i: Tiii;oi: - ".
. i ' a,ol, t cai e lo go.
I'l WM.V ' t ili'.l i II I, No. I
..I.;, I:, i ii.: to make I hat trip. 1
: i,-r I., -t.e on ihy land."
Letters To The
l ;i v i;s A lot.
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ii'iiiil a I;
I'ae 1 1 : 1 1 1 ai peer:
! a let'i-r the oilier da
V l!-n! lev. eili'or of
n on i'la . Herald, ami
, ' ' , (' s -ooi.'ted I la ii a s
i i i v ai, I, lie -aid:
a- -, ' i !, i . in.-. l:c. ol d e
p'ai c II, ae sp. nl
: : 'an! on jo' ed u a
s'.v !!, a d lm in The
Ii . ' ii o ! I lie best vt k-
By THOMPSON GREENWOOD
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I ', a; a , liaaill 1
a : : tor i tic al:;
I ICC I ' i sella- 'a
d on I'a "" Kigisl i
I VICT: I'I'I'.S. -He may have got l ine Si I
j into l lie bailie too late, (nil 0 imp- ' iiaieen; :: a
I I: oiler Lindsay Warren is winning t"i Mr-. v,t
I I c oraaie attention through his at- oulv i,o. ,r,-n
l lai 'is. on w ar prot iteering This is rejni !,,,. , ,,
I li'i iiile I'tiii, but if he can go ST 1 h. i , ,, .
( 'oia eaied on l'a"" lagut i la.M.eiic in Washington, it may T ll mi
; he!: lam with gubernatorial a-Ma - null, e , ;.,i : ,,,;
-ail and venl i...ck to their job-,, i in", in . '. come primary time in
a lien ih, x had Iboiivlil themselves; l!H7 He i.s also being mentioned: 'In! IIS ;rM,,
no oia in eope with llicir prob-:,'is a pos.slilc running mate for ' alreaih !u-a, si,,,
, !i oiind- Ida' a perfect pic-1 Truman next time Since much of iiexi l.ee-'.iii;:. ;
i 'i re .a la-aiing Kai her Time, so : 1 Ies ment 'oil comes from his home- oui ,. ' !ia , ,
inii.e ol lis on the plump side bad i folks in Washington, N. C, ymi t n es ha, ,,: ;ur
h, t"er '-'."I our .'imniunil ion re-ub ! ini"bt lake it w ith a grain or two the Vh Hm!
M !.' !: II, .11 1. ' of the liillce." of sail .... Thai a -i.rfaist
- - - e llui! :
The billowing was recent!'.-, )Mr. A(i.l Nf Meant ime. t hi- "I sm ,
ace ii- b a Cold Slar Moiber.ij.. v;,, d, the C.reenshoro Daily "' M
.hose sot lies buried somcw here 1AVS s.,j, editorially last week in ' Hi." I
oi l lie i'aiil'na She carried t Ii" j ,,comi ng Warren's assistant , Dud-1 ll:n
ao. in unii her and Irom il she re-i ,.N Karley , hack to private life al
..-.:( coinloil as one can M,,nck 'Currituck County': where
i il under-land:
I looked frin ii ni w i ndow
'.ii I in t 'a alar
lap sno al anchor
!'! cone a (, olden Slar.
1 I-- lamp -a i in liis w indmv
Ii I ' nnlo no feet
! '' Ii ic .id i are wail ing
I aid e l',o sh;, meet.
M ,,, of Hope so precious
I ' !! iin . (oilden Slar
;i s i i , i 1 , i : n c i sorrow
I i. ' . d one. losi in war."
Covernnieiil and public services j lr
uoiilil reallv he if they did not have "ll!l1' Sl"l( '""
a gi oiip of men and women lik" '' rai-c "f Juit
limlli'v l'..i"lev within them is mil . d' :a ll , im i:
p. asanl to think upon -."
; lll!il"l I '
be "Me ai
Sr;.(i0(.0(i0,on0 Lindsay Warren M"
barm s thai SH.dOO.OOO.OOO in Mari-
, time Conim. and War Shipping ' 1 '"' '''; "
: Ad.:iil funds are improperly ae- 'cut ii'"o'
eo I for. On Feb. 25. I!M a ' bi nak.iiL
lei in. ai committee was named h 'lie vif-::
the Scaaie lo investigate "the mat- a'
,. .! ... ,,,!,: ,.f II,,. ,l,.r,.b:illl M.i. ( '. oi: ioocI -.n
"7 Aid Gauld Be 1aul
Robbers Get $7,500.00
From Aged Storekeeper
t.s'oi'v it) an Atlanta Newspaper ol' Monday)
Two armed lumdils yestenhiy held tip ;i 75-yenr-iiM
t eaire.'i.'i storekeeper and rohlied him of $7,r00
in ' ash. Tlie victim had the money hidden in his
I' sh'eei;i and stated to oUicers. "I have never he
ii' in li.aiiks." The money represe-nted the life
saving.-s of the olil niitn."
Jinzeiis of familiar in
stances are reported each
tiaaith. Whylie careless
or foolish with your
." .:,. V I b.posjt it in t hi-j
-. i ': 'laek today where it
v :'! i'c protected from
1 1' a s. from fire of any
. Ii' i hazard, and where
ail deposits up to .So. CHI
a''o protected and iruar
.aa; ed hy tile V. S. Cov-
Seeks $1,900 In Cash
For Ashes of Greenbad
(Story in an Atlanta i.c-v-i
A Georprian is in :yf
treasury experts cat' : " ' ' :
litmdle of ashes as pa' ' 11 ;v''
st roved hy fire yestn'!a . ! !''
,L . i:,' ..f ., ii.. il'gia I'
i n ' e savn k ' "
pletely t!esfr,.e.i by
It's Better to Be Safe Than Sorry
First National Ba
Member Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation