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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 1947
Filling A Big Need
Three classes of trade school training for
veterans of World War II are now in opera
tion for Haywood county; carrying out stud
ies and practical work on facilities at the
Waynesville Township High School. Twenty
veterans are enrolled in each of three build
ing trade classes, carpentry, electricity and
masonry. There is a large waiting list of
students wishing to enroll in the courses, and
present plans are to add another class in a
different phase of electrical training during
The school is new, having begun here on
July 1, and the credit for getting it organ
ised largely belongs to Jack Messer, superin
tendent of public schools. To superintendent
Messer it was a job in addition to his regular
c'iities, for which he receives no additional
pay, which he entered into upon request of
the Veterans Administration primarily on
believing that the school would becomejan
aset to the county.
Perhaps it is too soon to call the Ifrade
s.hool successful. Its' beginning, howfcver,
points to this end. There is a definite heed
mw for skilled building trades workersm
this area, as anyone who has wanted to gqt
a small or large construction job done wil
verify. The veteran students are getting a
banned training for their trade, with a mix
ture of fundamental and theories from text
books and practical work in construction and
i t pairs. They are building their own school
house now near the high school bus shed.
The school is one of many sponsored by the
Veterans Administration under the GI Bill,
established on a two-year basis. When the
time for training veterans passes the need
fur such a school may not disappear. This
is something we hope our county officials will
lok into as a means of training high school
graduates in future years.
f tk "the- pjapent we offer our congratula
tions to Superintendent Messer and the in
structors of the veterans trade school for their
constructive program and to the Veterans
Administration for making possible such
A Noble Battle
There is almost as much to do over getting
women's dresses down a little below the
knees as there was a quarter-century ago to
get them above the ankles. But there is
sounder reason for the present complaint
than for the charge of immodesty that precip
itated the first battle.
Then it was necessary only to cut a few
inches off the bottom and run a new hem.
Now to be in the mode women must buy new
Few dresses bought even in the early
spring of 1947 had the four or five inch turn
up for the turndown needed to drop skirts
to the new length. And the percentage of
American women who can afford entire new
outfits is small indeed, our economics being
what they are.
It is encouraging, therefore, to find women,
singly and in groups, stubbornly fighting this
latest ukase of the fashion-setters. (Wil
mington Morning Star).
The other fellow's prices should be low
ered, but our owji increases are legitimate.
These meat prices are going to make vege
tarians of people.
Merchants of Waynesville and Hazelwood
will be interested in one of the subjects dis
cussed at the recent meeting of the Ameri
can Legion post. This was the decision to
offtr the Legion's services on patriotic holi
days and other special occasions to take care
of the display of flags on streets.
Some of the reasons advanced as to why an
organization of this type could take care of
the flag display better than individual mer
chants are sound. Notice does not get to
some people as to what days flags are to be
exhibited, resulting in an incomplete display.
Flags are sometimes left out overnight, or in
the rain. The merchants as a whole, we be
lieve, would like to do the right thing many
already do but at the extra trouble of two
visits to their businesses during the holiday.
We believe the businessmen will be glad to
have the services of the Legion offered in this
respect, and that an agreement will be
reached with little difficulty.
Ike's" peak or busti
MIRROR-OF YOUR MIND
An Influential Election
The fourth election on the establishment of
ABC stores in heretofore "dry" territory will
be held November 4 when Asheville voters
march to the polls and make the decision for
Several months ago Rowan county turned
down ABC stores, and last week voters in
Hickory voted by a narrow margin against
the stores. The close vote in Hickory has
been challenged by the advocates of the
stores and hearings are scheduled for today.
Charlotte recently voted to have ABC stores,
and the doors will open shortly for a large
number of stores there.
The score is now 2 to 1 in favor of the dry
forces, and the election in Asheville will be
watched with keen interest by both sides. It
is too early to make a prediction as to trie
outcome of the Asheville election, but from
the already aroused interest, there will be a
big vote cast, with both sides working every
minute to win. The election is just for vot
ers in the city of Asheville.
The result of the Asheville election will
have tremendous influence here in Haywood.
If Asheville votes for the stores, then it will
not be too long before sentiment here will
suggest "get ABC stores in Haywood and
keep the profits at home." Should Asheville
vote dry, the tendency would certainly dis
courage a vote on ADC stores in Haywood for
a long time to come.
The influence ol the Asheville election will
be far-reaching, and as far as Haywood is
concerned, influential either way it goes.
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Bits Of Human Interest News Picked Up By Members
Of The Mountaineer Staff
Too Much Sarcasm
The state advertising department is cer
tainly putting North Carolina into printer's
ink all over the country. The newspapers
aud magazines are carrying more North Car
olina stories than ever before.
Of special interest to those of us here in
the shadows of the Great Smokies is the story
now being featured of the hog rifle shooting
match held at Cataloochee Ranch during the
summer. The story will be featured in news
papers ln New York, Detroit, Atlanta, as well
as by syndicates and sporting magazines. The
response has been gratifying to Bill Sharpe
"f the department, who handled the feature'
Only last week Holiday magazine devoted
some .100 pictures in color and 10,000 words
describing North Carolina as a "Variety Va
Among other magazines to carry Tar Heel
stones include the New York News with a
page of pictures on a Cherokee Indian ball
tfame, the Highway Traveler, Pathfinder and
All this adds up in putting North Carolina
m the eyes of the traveling world, as well as
potential new businesses for the state.
There is one sad note about some of this
pubhcity-too often, as in the case of Holi
day magazine, we feel the photographer could
have gotten pictures portraying more typi
cal Western North Carolina than were car
ried. There was just a little tinge of sarcasm
in the captions of most of the pictures. The
northern publications seem to delight in
playing up the extreme rather than the rule
here in this area.
Of course the reaction is always siains, tn
be against the publication, because travelers
coming here expecting to find the primitive
moaes of life soon learn such is an extreme
We like and appreciate national publicity.
as long as tnose Dandling it stay in the middle
of the road and don't veer too far to the left
In the case of Holiday, the picture editor
went off the road entirely.
Swish! ! ! The fall breeze that
blew in on Thursday certainly made
the men's straw hat exit a notice
able occasion. Of course, the fair
sex have had their autumn cha
ptax on display since mid-August.
Hut that is milady's privilege.
The We-Are-Wondering - Club:
If the scribe for that Miami paper
who recentlywas a visitor to our
town, wouldn't gladly swap the
tragedy that is Miami's for the
peace and safety of Waynesville.
In rambling round we hear
many things, some of them of a
more or less exciting nature. And
we often wonder what would hap
pen if we hastened to the nearest
"listening post" and passed the
news along. A long time ago a very
sage old lady gave us this valuable
suggestion: when you hear gossip
or scandal that would cause a com-!
motion, decide you won't tell it to
anybody until TOMORROW. You'll
be utterly surprised how small it
has grown after a night's sleep,
and in many instances by that time
it has been proven erroneous.
We watched a young mother
persuading her tiny daughter to
remain in the car while the shop
ping was attended to. It was hard
to convince the very young lady
that a crowded shopping center
wa a most uncomfortable place
to while away the time, and when
the mother finally left the car,
there was- quite a bit of wailing
going on inside the vehicle.
One by one we tell our regular
summer visitors good bye for the
winter, hoping that we will be here
to greet them when they return
next year. This interchange of
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jgj!t Is writing the story of your Irfo a sign of egotism?
Answer: It's undoubtedlyag
ot interest in yourself and belief
that others will find your experi
ences entertaining or instructive.
But like many so-called "selfish
feelings, egotism does harm only
when it is so childish as to lead
you to ignore reality) or injure
others. One man, for example,
might waste his children's inner
itance in having his life-story
printed, although neither they
nor anybody else would read it,
while another might produce a
volume which would be the rich
est legacy they could 4iave.
thouoh u" B ""H
which tK... .
don cet, hi;
Should adolescents b
ashamed of poor complexions?
Answert I suppose to some ex
tent they cannot help it, since this
is the- age at which the desire to
"loot well" is perhaps strongest.
But there is one idea that intensi
fies the sense of shame in many
0prrifMi'lfMl, XI Itetan Sridinu. foe.)
one and h.
Were f.oj .
in Lonrtn .. "
"ria War fl.
babies had doubl,
presence is as
Would you like to see the veto
right eliminated in United Na
WORST THIS FALL IN
RURAL SCHOOLS .
By JANE EADS
school teachers are going back to
their classrooms better satisfied
this year, but the shortage of quali
fied teachers still continues.
Teachers salaries have bpen in
creased to more than $2,200 an
nually, and a number of states have
set them at a minimum of $2,400.
In addition, a nation-wide cam
paign is being waged to raise the
qualifications of teachers.
Accompanying these trends is
the fact that enrollments for
teacher training are expected to in
crease to 2.500,000 for all higher
education branches, as compared
wlh4ast-Vartwolhnehp of 1,
080,396. But Dr. Benjamin W. Krazier,
U. S. Office cif Education, says that
despite these improvements, the
teacher shortage which increased
annually during the war is continu
ing. This is indicated by the num
ber of teachers who could not meet
regular certification requirements.
Dr. Frazier says that some 109,
582 emergency permits were issued
last fall to sub-standard teachers
and that one in every eight teach
ers held these emergency creden
tials. Dr. Frazier declares the teacher
R. N. Johnson: "I would like to
see a great deal of the veto power
eliminated, except the right to veto
a proposal to go to war. The big
nations should have that right. But
in organization matters of UN the
veto must be eliminated or it will
never be effective."
Robert Clement: "I think the
big powers should all be together
in order for United Nations to
work, and should keep their veto
J. B. Ivey: "I'd like to see that
change made. I get tired of see
ing Russia veto everything that is
Bob Goldsworthy: "Yes, I would.
In view of the fact that Russia has
been the only country to use the
veto to any extent. They're taking
too much an advantage of a good
George Bischoff: "From what I
know of the United Nations I
think it would be best to have the
veto eliminated; or become used'to
seeing everything slopped that the
organization tries to do."
By THOMPSON GREENWOOD
AFTER DUE CONSIDERATION j Winston-Salen, .
W. P. Hnrton of Pittshnrn rhair.lv,.... ....
man ui me siaie .uemocrauc exec-: "uunn o,0u0,000 to bj
utive committee, has decided "aft-! fr0iTI tlle Yadkin rlwj
er due consideration," of course ' ',he funny thing u Ubx
that he will not be a candidate
for governor next year. Well,
really, very few people have
thought that he would make 1 ho t
race, so his announcement came as i
no great surprise.
-ity is looking into n,
01 iryng to estiblah
u.v going wet alranciid
is expected to tiJ
mi- niu Dasts.
this corner would not i 'f rs before Winston-d
be surprised if nobody else an- i ilble to farr-v out
nounces for this office and if Treas
urer Johnson should win in the
first primary. It's beginning to
look more that way all the time.
project of pipings
uie uisiam YadKmrivt
WETTER Raleigh hears that
Winston-Salem wouldn't mind be
ing wetter, both as regards water
and alcohol. Although this sum
mer has not been as arid as some
others of recent years
City is about to go dry.
lation is being urged to conserve cities, like the people
water. Industries are expected to lawfully bad at just puff
close down for one day each week. i Continued on Fife
of smaller cities
in North Carolina shod
study of their wilg
facilities. No locality
attract additional imtej
pie water is not mid
the Twin known for years Qui
Its popu- have adequate water
shortage this fall is greatest in
Salaries there, he says, average
only about half those in city
schools. They average also only
about half those paid teachers in
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Looking Back Over The Years
5 YEARS AGO
Dr. Thomas Stringfield will ad
dress the Haywood Medical Soci
ety tonight at the nurse's home.
His subject will be "My Impres
sion of England at War". Dr.
Stringfield has just returned after
spending a year as a physician in
a hospital near London.
Richard Bradley left Sunday for
Davidson College to resume his
Miss Frances Alley Patton.
Chicago where she will spend the Theatre has been completed and is
next month visiting
This year Bill Milner as a junior
at the University of S. C, is ex
pected to stay In the sportlight of
big-time football. Down at Chapel
Hill, Jimmy Stringfield, a six foot
er, will make many a hole for the
runner at his place at tackle in
10 YEARS AGO
H a vwnnH rni intv will rnnir
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dwain in Western North Carolina in the
Patton of Route 1, left Sunday for production of burley tobacco ac
Nashv.I e where she will enter cording to Charles B. McCrary of
General Hospital for Training. Fines Creek '
Mrs. Cornelia Nixon has gone to1 The large neon sign at the Park
one of the largest signs of its kind
in Western North Caroline.
A blanket salary increase of 10
percent for all public school teach
ers was authorized by the North
Carolina school commission in Ra
leigh recently. Teachers with A
grade certificates and no experi
ence will receive $96.00 a month.
The eleventh annual meeting of
the western district of the North
Carolina Federation of Music
clubs, will be held here on Satur
day, the 25th. Mrs. Robert Stret
cher, president of the Waynesville
club, will give the address of wel
Slay of Exit
They'll Do It Every Time
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Wonder what Tom Dewey thinks of Sen
ator Taft's straight-from-the-shoulder orator
ical maunderings on hw western tour, when
all he (Dewey) said was oil the record.
By Jimmy Hatlo
IS ABOUT AS
HE SPEAKS IM-
AvfiVW'N. CLAM. GRUNTS
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HOW HE LETS
OUT WHEN HE
DICTATES A .
MRSKATH. A. HORMAHj
AND UH- IA4 My-UH-
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OF VOJR TAUTOLOG
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U. Si, Britain May Yet
SavJ Life of Bulgarian
Special to Central Press
W7ASH1NGTON Despite the curt Russian rtjecto
American efforts to save the life of Bulgarian poll!
Nikola Petkov, there still remains a good chance that til
will brim? about a mitieatlon of his death sentence.
Petkoy, leader of the Bulgarian agrarian party, witfl
was outlawed for its oDDOSition to the Communlst-ui!
eroun In th narliament. has a several months stay Of
while his appeal is being considered under Bulgarian H
The General Assemoiy oi uic wi
meets nct month, in ample time to
sure to bear aeainst Bulgaria to keep
carrying out the death sentence aW
In the meantime, it can be expW
United States and Britain will malntti
ting pressure on the Bulgarian gov
cause of its action. I
Russia was able to block direct W
..Hon in the case only becaw
quirement of unanimity of the threes
'in dealing with the situation in wm
the Allied Control commissi.
' Certainly, pending clanficauon
.u o,,iaari5in eovernmeni
tim,in wvmnmic sanctions by ub ' 1
b ; . , , eveJi,
powers, in tne evem. o.
i i i ho fxnected in
nun, lung-uiire htjji ioaw v - -i
diplomatic fields. t ,
. -. I a i..mh the resifMtil)
cratic Nation! Chairman Robert Hannegan J
there-. faint- chance that Hannegan wiU reiu
ot Hit- physician ana quit. HanwP
Highly-placed Democratic sources say tnai ,
. .. r . nha rman lines
DuiMieaaea enougn wj iy . .. m
Also, they cllm that the chances are even gre
wiu remain as posuiuuici there's ns 3
However, the party spokesman said that J
Preatduit Truman couia perouov -
physicians fail. Agriculture
it H.nnun rMinu. Secretary of Agr.u.
1. o vt i.o.ri him. but there are WMtJ
is former Rep. Joseph Casey (D.). "s;Gn0 , politliH
is Rhode Island' Senator j.
icgistaiun along m TnJ
There are-those who are "i""" tne party
vaunr finel Sullivan, who has been running
- , oh.nce,
chairmanship. , cuivaji. but sof n
.vvniin HiruK In Tfonne?an s sdsi"
Most- source doubt the selection - gulll, j
ay the Democrats "could do m ; eiS 0ri
by. the White House aftr
the Greek aid program
. .Mpvnv.il A newr
against Lt. Gen, John u. n- " h ,eadjng
4C . 1 v, . .mrnar from lie
, umnvi) una wvufui i w
" Th magazine, lathed out t. agiW1'
under. Lee', command that charges le"
.have been "Communist Inspired. due hard-
thtpa-oo- 01. whil he himsflf lived in (
I Army, to investigating the charges d 0
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S)N,ore(.lHn .Hine 0""' VrfO"
I NUtlng,to(Jlctmenr of comni rfjf