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THE WAYNESVILLE MOUNTAINEER
THE MOUNTAINEER The Special Election
Main Street Phone 7M
Waynesville, North Carolina
The County Seat of Haywood County
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TUESDAY. DECEMBER 14. 1948
Whew, A 340-Pound Bear!
The mere report that 244 deer and 11 bears
were killed in the current Bit,' Game Hunt
in Pisgah National Forest only uives the sta
tistical side of the picture.
Just imagine the thrill, the excitement the
244 hunters had when they saw their ame
slump to the ground. Just imagine the hun
dreds of tense moments those hunters lived
again in reciting in minute detail the events
leading to the kill, and their experiences
Of all the game killed, we can imagine
more things about the man who killed the
I440:pound bear. We have tried to picture
ourselves in that hunter's shoes, and no doubt
if we had been, that 340-pound bear would
now be in his den. rubbing his sides from
laughter, as he told his cubs of the scaredest
white man he ever saw.
Free Of Floods
The heavy rains throughout the South
recently caused many areas to suffer from
floods, some of a serious nature.
Nestled here in these hills, we do not give
much thought to floods, as do other sections
of the state and nation. While it-i true that
some of the lowlands here becorne" tempor
arily flooded, it is rare that much damage is
No doubt there are but few people living
here who ever give this matter much consideration.
General sentiment prevailing in the five
counties of the 32nd senatorial district seems
to indicate that the average voter feels it is
a waste of time and money to stage an elec
tion at this lime to name a state senator to
fill the vacancy created by the death of Mrs.
E. L. McKee. It has been frequently sug
gested that the post be filled by appointment.
One of the first things an opponent to an
election brings up is the heavy expenses of
an election which will have to be borne by
the five counties in this district.
The North Carolina law does not provide
for filling this important vacancy in any
other way except by a general election. There
are three places in our state government
which cannot be filled by appointment. Tney
are. state senator, state representative and a
..miuauvc ju v-uugress. t vacancy in
the senate of the-United States can be filled
by an appointment by the governor.
The law which prohibits filling these three
places by appointment stands on the grounds
that such office holders are direct representa
tives of the people, and not subject to ap
pointment. I he United States senator is look
en upon as a representative of the state,
rather than the people.
The law further takes the position that for
the sake of democracy, the people must be
directly represented in the three lawmaking
oociies of the state and nation. It is felt that
democracy is more precious than the ioney
spent executing elections, even special ones.
While we feel that all governmental units
should practice the most rigid forms of econ
omy, we feel that there are some things even
above the dollar mark.
In the coming General Assembly, there are
bound to be questions and matters to come
up for potential laws which the people of this
district will want to discuss with both of the
state senators of the district. If one had been
appointed, instead of elected by the people,
he or she would no doubt be prone to listen
to the person appointing him on such matters
rather than the people of the district.
While the existing law might, in rare occa
sions, mean an extra expense in holding an
extra election, such as the one scheduled for
this district on the 18th, we are sure that
there are not many citizens who would be
willing to change our democratic election
laws. Democracy cannot be bought with
money, and if it could, we cannot believe
there is a "seller" in the 32nd senatorial dis
trict of North Carolina.
They'll Do It Every Time
By Jimmy Hatlo
Monday- shattersrain has had a
TOOTH CAVlTV AS 35 AS THE GRAND
CAWON FOR THE PAST SIX MONTHS-
Saturda- AT OHE MIMUTE TO AIOOAJ
HE FINALLY CALLS UP HIS DENTIST
WITH A LINE Of BALQhlEV LIKE TWIS-
SSHrWi u tfLi I VOP MIKE I SEE A Mm tBWEST TOOTHACHE . MU$T Fjj
l9SlSJ ! PEWT1ST ANP LET feglrtAvE BE EM SOMETHING I ATE ff
I 2cfT?V SOMEONE ELSE J FOR. BREAKFAST. WAlTR)RJi
. )) K 6HT SOMErl XME. I'LL BE THERE B TJL
fPtlNC FETl'Rr.S SYNDICATE Irn . WOULD WOBmEsfffffJ ' 2.'7
Looking Back Over The Years
15 YEARS AGO
Miss Josephine Cabe returns
from visit to relatives in Washing
ton, D. C.
Homer Henry, .superintendent of
welfare, speaks at Rotarv meeting.
W. H. Henderson, prominent
Haywood County citizen, dies at
home near Canton.
Man is sentenced to (it) days on
the roads lor taking $1.00 in merchandise.
10 YEARS AGO
Santa Claus arrives by train.
Several thousand persons are on
hand to welcome him.
5 YEARS AGO
A toy will be admission price
of benefit movie at Park Theatre.
Mr. and Mrs. T. L. Green plan
50th anniversary celebration
Mrs. Johnny Ferguson, Mrs. E.
C. Wagenfeld. and Mrs. Jack Mes
ser give large party at I lie Waynes
ville Countrv Club.
Bits Of H
.in iiiicioM N
-Of 'I ,o M
juu iiuueeu uie new on ,
the top of The Prcslnt,., ,. , r , .
steeple? We were ,,oi 1I1U. ,,
wnciuei u nau been II,, i,.
lime, or whether it :i h'
qulsition. So we askid Sl'mi,'
liamiion, the nice vinnir .
rtev. Malcolm Willi;!,,,.,,,,.
InCurmed us llmt ,i U;, ,
over a week old
ii-S. II .
He noticed tli.it r .at,,,,!,,,,
wa tocused on i,,,,,,;,
Kotket. GriuniiiK, ,r ,,!,,.,, (i(n
a bottle and showed its ti i ,i
"Mange Cure 1,- y,,,,, ..
And it was.
Did you see tlx- kimlh ,,,
noticing a youii" laih .-,,,
the curb, gallantly , ,,
across the street, bow. ,i i
went on his way. What l
iuok uacK ana see ;, , nn ...
lady return hurri, lh
verj spot where she had l , ,,.
enter her daddy's car i, v. I.irh
had been waiting.
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When LIFE gets heavy:
day it is delivered by the
uian, its bright red cover
niies arc walk n
Francis Massie is president of
new Waynesville - Hazelwood Mer
chants Association. C. N. Allen is
J. B. Siler of Knowille is here
to spend Christmas with his moth
er on the Pigeon Koad.
Mrs. Leonard Leatherwood joins
WAVES and is now at Hunter Col
lege in New York.
Sgt. Donald Morris is graduated
from Army Air Forces Flexible
! Gunnery School at Fort Myers, Fla.
"What do you want Santa Claus
to bring you for Christmas?"
Mrs. Frank Kennedy: "I'd like
most of all at Christmas to have
all my children home, including
By JANE EADS
The report of activity of the Library during
November indicates that the Bookmobile put
more than 2.576 books into circulation than
the last month the Library operated without
the mobile unit.
The fact that 2.225 books were circulated
by the Bookmobile alone is proof enough of
its popularity. Then too, many a book is
taken from the Library direct, by patrons
who perhaps got started with the Bookmobile.
The increase in circulation is astounding,
and shows the use people of Haywood are
making of the facilities of the Library.
Science Does A Better Job
Than The Nose
There has been many a story written, and
picture made of a suspicious wife demanding
tljat she "smell her husband's breath'- for
any trace of alcohol.
Up in Pittsburgh, highway patrolmen are
working on a more scientific method, and one
which scientists say is foolproof, even when
a patrolman has a cold and can't smell for
A motorist suspected of being tipsy is
haled to the side of the road, and made to
blow up a toy balloon. The air from the
balloon is then allowed to flow into a test
tube filled with a solution of acids, and any
presence of alcohol in the air will turn the
solution amber or red. The darker, the more
aleohoi'in the air.
Chemists say the plan is fool-proof, and a
sure way of getting the facts.
We don't believe that an ordinary toy
balloon could stand up under the "breath
fumes of what some habitual drinkers
around here use.
Miss N i t a Dav
would please me."
Bob Hall: "Of course, a convert
ible with all the trimmings."
WASHINGTON Marsaret Tru
man is more determined than ever
to be a success as an opera singer
despite the increasing formality,
fuss and festivities crowding her
life as the President daughter.
The blonde 24 c ar-old colora
tura soprano has already made her
radio and concert st.igc debut She
is eager now for a trynuf in opera.
George Washington University
here, where she was graduated in
May 1947, Margaret sang briefly
with the University glee club, and
informally, for intimate gatherings
of her Pi lieta Phi sorority sisters.
Al Gunston Hall, from which she
previously was graduated, she put
in a required hour a week with the
Mrs. Don Allen
a new radio.
A box of cigars."
: "I'd like to have
Mrs'. I.yda Farton: "Just beauti
ful weather for everybody."
Tedli, Stewart: "A trip to Wash
ington. I). C to see my gill friend."
Howard Itryson: "A gun case."
R. F.. Thomas:
"1 lot of good
Mrs. Margaret Taylor: "My hus
band back from overseas."
Tommy Fdwards: "I'd like to get
a new suit of clothes."
w.i ,. occasion sue loni n. ws- l.ate )n the fall of 194(5 with
women sne nopes lor an opportun-, out any fanfare and no publicity
it.v to try out for tv o or three op- whatever, she up and quit the fam
eras early next year or in i,ei!y circle to study voice in New
spring She alrtady has decide! in j York, taking an apartment with
what operas she wants to sing - Mrs. Slrickler.
J.ucia. Kigoletto and perhaps
"1 Q TpBirinl L.M.. .1 .1
""" ' "inu ,.i rnlnul i,.n n..l I,. K.. ri ...J u..
ii- udUlill'U oy
circumstances. Her Detroit radio
Margaret has shown she has de-
THE HUCKSTERS - ,,, im,
thermore, Mrs. J. ('. U F.hnn
haus and Mrs. Carl Gucrcli aie i,m
developing a sort of Ninth Caro
lina business directory. It !,,,, i
be called that, but it is viiinj in
contain more facts, liuim- ..ml
advertisements than w,u i;,M
shake a dogwood stick at. Can mm,
imagine any business man ol uml
sense turning down tli.-e ainlni,
ous women, whether the reiiievi l,
for an ad, a picture, a Mnr.v ahmii
his firm, or even a Coca-Cola" 'I In
answer, of course, is a Ham and
lime no. Only the end ol the wmld
then, or some sueli calami! . ran
prevent this honk's hi in;: a luce
success. It should aho luul-i a
NOTKS S nator-elect ,1. Al.
Bruughton caught even body, al
most, napping when he ,ipi ,!,,!
John I). McCoi,ncll of Siiiiilicm
Pines as his $1I),0IHI ailimni tr.ilr.e
assistant . . . I !n l ,; 1 1 1 . i , v.antcil an
-px-servlre mnn. and had im-Mnii -ly
offered the job to I!. Ma in !-
I,n-I'l .mJ HathmyJ
wiH'iii prrfemj It
ilvir Vm Singles Ib,
Hub Erein'i J
Stale magazine hat J
,,i:lll . lie wrotetM
'". C column . . .
I'-1 m lias a tin m
i In1 N'aiKiii's capital, J
an sections of tki(
mil ilc.in iiiSoutlAi
. Tlir word is h
'cue ll l'l'lit Suttttt
u iii. ia an inrh ol re
IIKC C l.'I'l Hi'l'k ,.,u
i nicil hum doing a
! NO DOUBTS HOI
Cai'ulma daily ranUtbu
mi k: "Scott Dfnualtl
; Kcu'ii still a Rumof
hoi Vance BaiK MM
l, i limn W Kerr Sat
to in,,',,, nut as (Wit
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MARCH OF EVENTS 3
No Decision Yet Reached
On Any Cabinet Changes
Margaret came Rack to the- rapi-i debut the following year had to be
lal trorn Florida with a beautiful postponed a week because she
I'm e a s y to
MIRROR OF YOUR MIND
By LAWRENCE GOULD
lective attitude toward law and
order. There are iewer murders
in Great Britain where murderers
are hanged than in any state I
knew ol where they are not, but
you cannot prove that hanging is
the reason. Punishment deters
relatively normal people from
crime but is actually an incentive
cost of lh ing.
Mrs. J. P.
Whitaker: "A lower
llarrod: "Peace and
Arc tfcere men who can't believe a girl covlel Uve tHem?
AjMwer: Yes, for all we hear of
"masculine conceit" which fre
quently is an unconscious defense
against Just this form of self
Aoubi. For it is himself, not wom
ea, that man of this type dis
trurts, eve tbougk be may not
reelize U. Tke source of his diffi
culty is that child he was de
nied a chance to build up the
amount of seU-esteera which we
must hare before we can believe
that aavybody elae will love us. A
child who Is not loved can't help
tteUfiJ U is aomefaow his fault,
aod eldom 'thinM be' worth
Doe ovnrshment prevent
Aaswer: There's no question
that is more in need of truly scien
tific study. For instance, the state
merit that there is less murder
where capital punishment has
been abolished ignore other fee-
ton such as the community's oal-
tOapinIsM, IMS, Eiag fm
Do ovr ancestors "live on
Answer: Yes, but mainly through
the way in which their attitude
ad ideas are transmitted from
one generation to another in the
education of the children. So far
a "blood" is concerned, most of
hare too many and too widely
different ancestors to have inher
ited any distinctive characteristics
frm them. I knew a man who was
fond of saying: "I have been a
Puritan for 00 years", and ho
surely was one. But it was the
family tradition" of a long line
of New England pastors, not his
MMteatry, that made him shua
numrj aod indulges."
Letters To The
"HIGH WATER MARK"
Editor The Mountaineer:
I am not sure but that your is
sue of November 30 is your hifih
water mark. The issue was full of
interesting Haywood news, and
especially the full coverage of the
Tobacco Harvest Festival, which
was a great success.
The Mountaineer is the best
county agricultural orpan I know.
It is doing a great service to Hay
wood. You have my congratula
tions. Dr. E. W. Gudger
New York City.
sun tan, a new short flufTy hair-do
and renewed enthusiasm (or car
rying out the career she has map
ped out for herself. Last Septem
ber she put aside thought of this
career temporarily to help "pop",
as she calls the President, in his
campaign. She traveled with him
across the country and back on his
campaign trips He described her
as his "greatest asset".
Margaret started her musical ca
reer when she was seven years old.
learning to play the piano on the
family upright back in Indepen
dence, Mo. About eight years ago
she started studying voice. The
wife of one of her father s World
War I buddies. Mrs Thomas J
Strickler, was her teacher.
Margaret spent each summer in
Independence, even after the fam
ily had moved to Washington when
Mr. Truman became a senator
Muring her college
came down with laryngitis. She
had to call of! her concert stage
debut to fly to the bedside of her
seriously ill grandmother.
This debut she finally made in
Pittsburgh on Oct. 17, 1947. Later
-he followed this up with a tour
in which she proved herself a
"good trouper". A highlight of the
tour was her appearance in the
Hollywood Bowl, when she sang
before 15.000. She concluded the
lour with a concert at Constitution
Hall here, with her father and
mother in the brilliant audience.
She said recently she hadn't sung
on her father's campaign trips be
cause her singing was "non-political."
Panama hatsv though produced in
Ecuador, take their name from the
fact that Panama was originally
the chief center of their distribution.
THINK SHE'S DOING?
Editor The Mountaineer:
Your editorial on the results of
the advertising program finally hit
my desk. Many thanks, Curtis, for
this support, which of course is
most timely at this time of the
NEWPORT. N. Y. 'UP) Farmer
Ira Coffin got sweet revenge on
the bobcat which killed 29 of hti
hen. Coffin shot the bobcat and
received $28 county bounty (or
'1-'l1 V ( , .- ,i'.:
s r. . f
' Li ijah. MXft
Tofain Remain I
TVTASHINGTON President Tinman is devoting JiuiiB
f - . ................ ....,. i,. tinn oi the caW"
aerve him in his second adinmistraticn.
Top Washington observers, iw, - -
believe the president nas as yei n.ai.e -
replacements-which loom eventually iri
i...rv r state George C. Marshall, Defense
' " '.' , j ii..Hnr SecrfUry""-
rorresco ...m B
. .. ..l-.,n,t nns I S )11G ww" '
Trie otnt-r ibuhhi - -main
as they are-sv,,h
W. Snviler, Postmaster wn- -son.
Agriculture Secretary i Ch rto
Labor Secretary Maurice Tota
tain to stay. .nutoaw
Marshall w,shes to retire a tW
North Atlantic Alliance.
Supreme Curt Chief jfc.
step down from me ue--, lBj
Supreme Court Ju.0c.
' I There has been no j
rresident Trwmon fM
,van probably will go with him. NJ,, ,
Symington Is likely to remain. Me nuon
: !, i. o.m.itr.r Chan Gurney I"'1 su I
fense committee chairman G m C
Krug may be succeeded by f" Jlnt former
(Washington-or the P"1 ice for
is aa t-uac who did yeoman
rciarjr naiwu - - 1
paign in iU closing days. t ,
upset than might be expected concern
m tary reverses. mmmunists H
Thev do not like to see the Cmm NsllorW J
. ' ,.im rhiane m'''"' nutW
against ueneriii..- ,hk it ml " all1
0,tn. but thV think ll m cm
Withdrawal of Chiang's itl befo a
churi was long urged by Xl'
. . W contend that Ch- (,en m0
Manchuria. . ...,-inreci U1 J
DJiauy mnc , firm V con-'- ,.,,iie
In fact, these strategist .are 6 . y W 1
of the Nationalist armies locate rf relWn. l
ininiy over b -6- .-rants 10""" .. Sl""j
taWaahington to larg y ud , ffl
NOW, However, n if the rer ;-slJ'
Will consolidate-of necessity- If tj my, am"
ngm auma outlook on
lCnange in .c , . .
tat wm-sii sn
I.di rn,in tikn uie w" ...j.iik" ..!
' j. h irnerts Inai . u0n . . ,u
lUiwiiviifl v -,-,,ki cans 1'" T'noo .
It U true that if the feW-
have refused the more "
.t.r,M. could have exertea v
.Itt. Ailpffllll. flu io'1 '. .
"ZZZZLZn shape, up ner - J-nsnf yi
eoutroMed Senate. A "1 m
U not a .trong "1 3
.- Athr hand. vce ' iit t". n
not a .trong posjuon pdent
On the other hand Vice Il)t Coni
- . .KAltv ipauei ' llli-
-BarKiey, as mu..-.j - on u
wa. by all odd. the strong (W mJ
oja of the aUle. . T.ft " . "ZLJ
Bo It awn. hfghly i. H
, rather than policy d w U
!c41agu, paiUcularry Acb