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FRIDAY. MARCH 19. 1948
60 Per Cent Not Christians
Last Sunday morning. Rev. L. G. Elliott
told the congregation (if the First Baptist
church here, "'there are many people in Hay
wood county who have never heard the uos
pel preached." For emphasis he repeated the
statement, and it became even more thought
provoking each time.
To the casual listner the statement was
just an added "punch line" to the missionary
subject under discusion. but further pon
derance. made one realize the magnitude of
the statement. In order to get additional
information, we have checked further or. the
A recent survey revealed through an esti
mate there are 20.000 people in Haywood who
are not Christians. The 1940 census gave the
countv a population of 34.300. This means
that about 60 per cent are not Christians.
Further search shows that there are at least
62 churches m Haywood, and no section being
too far removed but what the citizens could
attend church if thev so desired. Further,
there are at least six denominations with
churches within the county.
The Baptist pastor made his statement upon
the basis of citizens over twelve years of age.
and figures ar those now used by all denomi
nations. " We cannot feei that the situation is any
worse here in Haywood than in the remainder
of the state, and certainly the nation, yet it
is a matter that provokes much thought.
First, churches have been built in almost
everv community for the convenience of the
people. Second, every church of any size
hold services on a regular schedule. Third,
every denomination has missionaries or spec
ial workers delegated to work with the church
members to enlist non-members. Fourth, the
citizens know they are welcome to anv
church and service any time.
Does all this add up to the fact that we are
losing interest in religion? Does it mean that
the church is losing its grip on America? Is
the church failing to offer people what they
seek? Are we so absorbed with worldly af
fairs that we no longer feel the need for re
ligion? Our answer to the above is no.
We feel the situation is due cause for deep
concern, and affords a challenging undertak
ing to every church and to every church member.
Up here in this apple grewing country,
where many new trees are' set oof eacfi stea
on, it is hard to realize that there are a third
less apple trees in the nation today than in
1910. These figures are supplied by the U. S.
Department oi Agriculture.
The department points out there are 151
million fewer apple trees on American farms
today than back in 1910, although the popu
lation has.increased by 61 millions since 1910.
The American Nursery Magazine, in dis
cussing this same subject, says that many
apple orchards in Europe have been either
destroyed or neglected to the point where it
will require years to bring new orchards to
profitable production. The conclusion this
fact affords is that America will have to sup
ply Europe with the large part of the apples
A further study of the apple industry, re
veals that there has been a period of heavy
planting once each generation, covering a
cycle of about 35 years. It seems there was
heavy planting in 1840 and again about 1870.
The next planting boom came in 1910 and j
1912. With history running true to form, it
appears that it is about apple tree planting
Needless to say. the apple industry here
in Western North Carolina has taken some
progressive steps in the past few months,
when growers banded together to do co
operative advertising and marketing. This
will mean larger sales, and of course big sales
will create a demand for more production.
With the historical facts, as well as present
details at hand, it looks like the apple indus
trv is headv to go forward as never before.
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MIRROR OF YOUR MIND
Calling Solomon And Job
Down in Charlotte the other day, two teen
age bo vs. one 13 and the other 14, drained" a
5-acre lake and caused the death of about
5.000 tish. About the same time, two boys of
similar age in Atlanta, had a gay night by
riding through a residential section shooting
a .22 rifle into homes and automobiles in the
Both groups of boys were tried before a
juvenile court, were turned over to their
parents for a period of three years of good
behavior, after payments of small fines.
The boys have to report to the welfare
department each Saturday with a behavior
report from their school teachers.
The excuse the boys gave for damaging
property, and endangering lives was, "we
wanted something fo do:'"
Judges charged with handing down decis
ions in such cases have a much harder prob
lem on their hands than if they were dealing
with adult criminals. Somehow, our sympa
thy goes out to all four parties in such cases:
the judge, the boys, the parents, and the per
Our first inclination is that strict discipline
in the home is the answer, yet some authori
ties tell us that this often leads to resentment
on the part of a child, and makes bad matters
worse. The problem is one of concern for
all citizens but solving the problem is one
that will require the patience of old Job, and
all the wisdom that Solomon could muster in
these modern times.
Bits Of Human Interest News Picked Up By Members
Of The Mountaineer Staff
Set-n in nassinu: . . the very
attractive waitress we,n uir a
blouse inai.e from si I k sent by her
husband who is stationed in Jap
. . the curly haired dog
rollrng in th rain-soaked grass
on the Courthouse lawn and
seemingly having a grand time.
. the lady who cautiously
looked bolh up and down the street
before crossing, then suddenly
turning and running back to the
curb . . . just escaping a knock
down by a motorist who almost had
a stroke when he saw what was
the beautiful stream
lined automobile making a turn
into a filling station, disclosing
th other side bashed in
crumpled piece of paper.
... the extreme popularity of
Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Q. Public
now that election time is in the oil
ing. Now we've seen everything. On
Sunday, when the dinner rush was
oq in the Cafeteria, a decidedly
plumpish lady grabbed a tray and
pushed herself under the rail ahead
of about six standees. Then had a
very red face when she discovered
she was above the meat and vege
table sections . . . and the standees
'wouldn't let her move bac k. Ha ha!
Those who are not devotees of
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It making a child behave f, M, ; !!i
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Answer: it's not only natural;
it's unavoidable as long as life
lasts. 13ut the object of your love is
not always a living person: it may
be the memory of someone you
have lost, or a mental image of
someone whom you have dreamed
of but have never met. It may
even be an animal to whom you
attribute the emotions and re
sponses of a person. But you must
love somebody or something, and
the less success you have in find
ing a "love object" other than
yourself, the more your love will
be centered on yourself in morbid
Answer: Certainly not there
could be no worse distortion of the
findings of psychology than this
half-baked idea. You force a child
to repress M feelings' only when
you frighten him so badly that he
How do you
like to spend your
By THOMPSON GREENWOOD
Mrs. Joe l.iner "Reading. I get
more pleasure out of reading than
anything else I do."
Mrs. Tom Campbell, Sr. "I have
such little time to read, I consider
reading a luxury."
WORLD WAR II
CEMETF.RY PLANS (H TLINLD
By JAM". KADS
WASHINGTON The American
Battle Monuments Commission is
asking Congress for $:UHO.OO( for
the establishment of 10 permanent
World War II cemeteries in the
European theater, three in the
Mediterranean and one in the Pa
It plans a memorial chapel in
each cemetery, service buildups,
head stones, roads, paths, wall-;
laws, and other items.
Brig, (Jen. Thomas ."..rl!i. mc-
relary of the commission
id in recent congressiona
hearings that architects
are drawing up plans
cemeteries. Hc estimate
stiuction will take from t
four years, starting about the
middle of 1949, providing the ap
propriation is granted.
In the meantime, the remains
of (he dead who are to remain per
manently overseas are in tempo
rary cemeteries maintained by t Ik
Bill Colin "If I had any leisure
lime. I'd like to spend it fishing."
Miss Vena Blanton "Heading
except in summer when I enjoy
riding in the country and picnicking."
LITTLE INTEREST An inform-
al survey made by this cornel
18 counties in various
General North says the
cnt cemeteries are to
llugh Jolly "I like to spend my
leisure tune at home reading and
listening to the radio."
Harry Lantz "It depends on the
weather. 'I like to garden when
the weather is suitable and when
weather is bad I enjoy reading and
Cambridge. England; Margraten,
near Maastricht, Holland; Henri
Cliapclle. near Liege, Belgium;
Neuville - en - Condroz. also near
Liege; Mamm. near Luxembourg
City, where Gen. 1'atton is
buried . . .
In I'rance at St. Laurent;
"Omaha" Beach; St. James, south
of Avranrhes; St. Avoid, east of
Metz: Lpinel; Vosges, and Dra-
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sections of ale n
last week shows that
little real interest at this
time in politics. People contacted
were more eager to talk about the
hieh crtKt of living, the delay in
sotting eroos in the ground, and i n
the international situation.
"What is Russia going to do
next?" was the top question Tar
Heels were asking rather than
"Who will be our next Governor?"
or "Who will be our next Congress
man?" or "Who is going to be our
next U. S. Senator?"
The county political rings -and,
of course, Raleigh are think
ing along political lines, and they
are making desperate attempts to
persuade others to do so, but the
average man is more interested in
(ho weather, the cost of bacon and
eggs, and Joe Stalin than in v'liar- . ;
lie Johnson, Kerr Scott, .1. M t".nni
Broughton, or Senator William I) n. hn
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Looking Back Over The Years
A Humane Thought
We have often pondered for a second or
two on the big percentage of horses and
mules that one finds blind. Not a very bril
liant deduction but one we feel worth con
sideration is the manner in which these work
animals are hauled from farm to dealer and
from dealer to farm.
Ninety per cent of all horse and mule deal
ings are made during the winter months
while farm work is at a comparative stand
still. The animals are always transported in
open topped trucks with their heads and eyes
exposed to the frigid 40 to 45 miles per hour
blasts of wind.
This too frequently results in infections of
the eye that cause blindness. It seems to us
that individual blinds of some kind or a wind
break to protect the animals' eyes might be
highly desirable additions to the business of
horse and mule dealing both from humane
and economical points of view.
Are we right or are we wrong? Hertford
Wanted, An Answer
The merchants of Douglas, Ga., have offi
cially set aside April 1-8 as "Leave Us Alone
They acted after counting up the different
drives for funds in the last months, which
totaled an even dozen.
There has been a lot of comment in this
area about the same situation, and almost
everytime, the suggestion has been made that
the community chest plan should be inaugu
rated here. Many people differ with that
idea, pointing out that there are hundreds of
people who will contribute small sums to
every campaign who would not be in a po
sition to make a substantial donation at one
time to a community chest.
Others argue that the saving in man-hours
of business and professional men on solicita
tions is a matter worthy of serious considera
tion. During each campaign now, scores of
people give hour after hour of their time so
It cannot be said, but what every campaign
is important, and justifies our support and
money, yet it appears that the matter is abotit
to get out of hand.
Frankly we don't have a satisfactory solu
tion to offer. It is an important part of our
economic and social life in America, and plans
that "work in some communities are not al
ways satisfactory in others. We only wish
we knew the right answer.
Under the impact of the economy drive in
Hollywood, the supercolossal Is now giving
way modestly to the merely colossal.
Suggested campaign slogan for Henry
Wallace: "I'd rather be Left than President."
15 YEARS AGO
$10,000 in gold and gold certi
ficates is turned in at tin- First
National Bank and Post Oil' ice.
The American Legion w spon
soring sale of advertising labels.
Arthur Francis is awarded first
place in a public speaking contest
held at high school
Grover Bradshaw. Wayne Dot
son, and Henderson McCTure. all
of Iron Duff complete plans to drift
from Lake .lunaluska to Muscle
Shoals, Ala., in three 15-foot boats.
10 YEARS AGO
Commissioners order revaluation
'of property in county.
A bitter campaign is expected
on propose! liquor store measure
in this county.
A bucket of paint exploded
the Pure Oil Service Station-
damage is done.
Seal Sale for benefit of crippled
Indians vote 6 to 5 against ex
changing land with Park.
1,300 children are served hot
lunches in WPA lunch rooms.
Miss Ruth Rogers, of Clyde, is
a member of the girls' varsity bas
ketball team of Woman's College.
5 YEARS AGO
OPA sets points for meats. Ev
ery civilian has weekly allotment
of 16 points covering meat, butter,
R. L. Lee, Jr. is named appointee
at i to Annapolis.
no j Seniors at Bethel, Fines Creek,
and Crabtree schools get diplomas.
Haywood buys half of March
L'SO and Woman's Club give
dance for visiting service men.
Miss Margaret Hyatt weds Bishop
Walter Taliaferro gives party on
Bethel women open Red Cross
work room in study at Bethel
They'll Do It Every Time
Him it 1 tana Ofe
By Jimmy Hatlo
Nil Ar aVU" '
OWN LITTLE ONE-MAN
BAND. ANY OBJECTIONS
IF I TAKE TiJOSE PENCILS
AND SHOVE 'EM DOWN
HE'S SUPPOSED TO BE A
DRAFTSMAN, BUT ALL HE
DCAWS ABOUND WECE IS
.HIS gPEATUfcND A SALARY!
ALL DAY L0N6
i All uay i r injr-t i v
THA COIWA MAP) T I
I'D LIKE TO SEE
HIM WHERE HE
BELONGS IN A
8AND. A PENITENTIARY
USTENINS TO THE 0
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THROTTLED? The belief ",, . , , ,,,
around Raleigh is that if former ,,ih, ,
Agriculture Commissioner Kerr n,, , ,,
Scott continues to conduct a "dig- ,
nified" campaign for Governor. In- 1 (.i. io
might as well pull out of the race i p,,. k,
now and go back to his fine herd : j,ro:-t .r
of Jerseys and Holsteins in Ala- , . , , , i . , .
niance County. ahuni .
So far, his candidacy lias creal- iinnm!
ed hardly more than a ripple on.aua'
the political waters of the Stale tun m1
His speeches have not carried (lie : m ii
fire that people have long assoi i- mM' n
ated with Kerr Scott. He has color. .i m-.
but he isn't using it. He may break Hh
loose any day now with soinetliiiu' Hie
interesting, something that will th
crack the front pages of the papers.
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FUGITIVES FROM HITLER
GIVE GERMAN PLAYS
IN NEW YORK
NEW YORK One of the most
interesting show-producing units
here is a group of actors who call
themselves "The Players From
These artistically inclined folks
are full fledged professionals
Some are highly regarded actors
of the stage "and screen. The
present their plays in German and
do not make much money from
them. But they manage to divert
not only thenistlves but a great
portion of the local citizens ol
German extraction who favor an
occasional entertainment excur
sion in the language of their an
cestors. The Players From Abroad in
clude, for instance, Albert and F.lza
Bassrman. Basserman was Mister
Big of the German and Austrian
stage before he took exception in
the liasty way Hitler was shov.ni:
about his Jewish actor and writer
friends. Although he wasn't a Jew.
and Hitler wanted him to help em
phasize his ideas about Aryan sin
relfiacy, Basserman indicated that
he'd have no part of it. He and hi
wife packed up their clothes and
hustled out of the coontry.
Basserman came to the Unite I
States. So highly was he regarded
that he was shoved Into a Holly
wood film before he learned Eng
lish. He was forced to play an en
tire film phonetically, utterin:'
sounds he didn't understand. But
he Was successful in the doing and
quickly assumed importance here
as fine character actor.
Basserman is honorary presi
dent -of The Players From
Abroad. The active president, and
founder, is Felix G. Gerstman, a
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