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TUESDAY. JANUARY 25. 1JM9
Another Good Year
The Chamber of Commerce had an inter
esting financial report for last year. It show
ed that more was spent on activities than on
salaries, which is often the case with many
The organization raised $6,678 for the year,
and spent some $2,000 on advertising, includ
ing the big sign at the Lake, and $1,000 on
the Cherokee historical association, in addi
tion to sponsoring two community banquets,
and assisting with the Tobacco Harvest Fes
tival and similar projects.
The organizations program of last year
was well within the scope of the money re
ceived and catered to the sources of income
well in proportion to the contributions. For
example, firms and individuals catering to
visitors gave $900; the industrial group gave
$,200; the merchants about $3,700: and farm
etj and others $300.
While the organization did not operate
entirely within its budget for 1948, many of
the things for which money was spent can
well be termed as permanent, fir capital in
vestment items. All in all. the year can
be termed a success, under the direction of
Wayne Corpening. the president..
Lake Expansion Program Underway
Some months ago, the board of trustees
of the Lake JunaJuska Methodist Assembly
launched an expansion program, which in
cluded a number of major projects. The pro
gram is a long-range on6, covering many
years of growth. In fact, the expansion pro
gram is not much more than a master plan
for development of the Lake for the next
The group in charge of executing this pro
gram are making a close study of the needs
for both the present and future, and are put
ting those things that need the most attention
first. That is the reason work is already well
underway on the construction of a sewer
system on the Lake grounds, costing some
This sewer system will take the place of '
the septic tanks, and will divert all sewer- '
age into the main line of the Waynesville- ;
Hazelwood line, and empty into Pigeon river.
The fact that the new sewer line will be
completed by April first, or at least by June,
is a note of encouragement both here and
to the thousands of visitors who enjoy the
Lake during the summer. Nbw that the
Lake will be cleansed, the management, plans
to inaugurate a varied water sports pro
gram on the 250-acre lake. This was not
practical before this time.
It is also encouraging to note that the ex
pansion program is actually underway, and
not sun in tne taiKing stage. The men i
behind the program seem determined to I Haywod wJLd'manyTeeling I Glen" p"me.r f
nch tfc,k . - i: ' . "! make four changes in Haywood
no.. i,uB1,, anu mc seww uutr is jum one i unite, cie-vrii names are mentioned I )aws First on the list is a change
oi many important steps at the Lake. 1 1U' i , the absentee ballot law
Another important phase of the new sewer
line at the Lake, other than from a health
and sanitation standpoint, is the fact that the
Lake will provide new and unlimited rec
reational facilities for this wide area. This
area can well use more water recreational
facilities,, and we look forward to a full de
velopment of the Lake Junaluska Assembly.
By Jimmy Hatlo
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Of The Mountaineer StajT
Looking Back Over The Years
15 YEARS AGO
Car belonging to Steve McCrack.
en is stolen from the Medford j
i boy in the county for 1938.
Abe Lyman and his
play for the annual
Business in Clyde is 20 to 25
percent better than last year, ac-1
cording to Edwin Fincher.
Special hand-made cane is sent
to President Roosevelt from R. V.
5 YEARS AGO
Dr. Mary Miehal is named presU
dent of Haywood Medical Society
at a recent meeting of the organization.
Plans are completed for Tag Day
as a means of raising the $815
quota for the Infantile Paralysis
campaign. Jonathan Woody and
Mrs. S. P. Gay are serving as chair
men for the drive.
Cap Pistols Still Dangerous
A bill has been introduced in the legisla
ture which if passed would allow cap pistols
to be used in North Carolina. Two years
ago. a law was passed which prohibited the
sale or manufacture of fireworks -of any des
cription in the state. Before that time, Hay
wood had been operating under a local law
which prohibited fireworks.
While it is true that some fireworks are
used in Haywood every Christmas, as well
as around the Fourth of July, the quantity
J.s not as much as it would be if the law were
not in force.
Cap pistols appear harmless, yet they are
a source of danger, both from fire, and chil
dren getting burned with powder contained
in the small paper cap.
Perhaps we are still old-fashioned, but we
are of the opinion that the world would be
better off without toy pistols of any kind,
and certainly do without forever the
Increased Production Of Corn
In agricultural circles, Haywood is known
for its quality of beef cattle, apples, burley,
dairying, truck crops, and now comes anoth
er top-notch ranking erop corn.
The Haywood Hundred Bushel Corn Club
is not just an idle pastime name for a group
of farmers. They really produce 100 or more
bushels per acre. The membership of the
club will be increased by many members for
next year, and with a favorable break in the
weather, there will be many more than 15
to exceed the 100 bushel mark.
In fact, some state specialists felt that
Haywood would have gone near the 200
bushel per acre mark had not a storm hit
some acreage at a crucial period, thus cut
However, the fact remains, that 135 bushels
were grown on one tract, and 127 and 126
bushels on others.
Haywood farmers have always been great
believers in following proven practices with
all crops, and now that the spotlight is be
ing put on corn production, we expect to see
some high yields for 1949 and the many years
A Needless, Destructive Pest
Today marks the beginning of the cam
paign on rats in Haywood. Similar cam
paigns in the past have meant the destruc
tion of thousands of the rodents, and this
year the results should be just as good.
Rats are wasteful, filthy, and useless. Only
by a consistent, county-wide campaign can
they be controlled. That means everyone
must do their part in declaring war on the
MIRROR OF YOUR MIND
Br LAWRBNCE 'GOULD
and refusing to say what he has
done to offend you than by any
outright quarrel. Cruelty of thia
sort i characteristic of "meek
people, who are never outwardly
aggressive but may harbor and
express in this way more re
pressed hostility than if they flew
into the most violent races.
Katherine Knight celebrates i
birthday with a party at the home j
of her aunt. Mrs. Sam Knight in I
Miss Ila Green, bride-elect
Fred Campbell, is honored at par
D A R. will sponsor fashion show
dress making contest for girls in
ot ! the home economics department of
the Waynesville High School.
10 YEARS AGO
' i Pfc. Jack C. Rabb is awarded the
Rotarians discuss need for com- j Purple Heart.
! munity building and recreational I
Awards are given at annual 4-H i center. Dr. Gay believes plan can Pvt. E. M. Messer, reported miss
Club Achievement Day. Carrol Hoi- succeed with civic groups taking j ing, has been accounted for and is
land is named outstanding club the lead. J now back on duty.
On one of those few drizzly,
I gloomy days that have come our
way two friends were prompted oy
the same kindly thought. Each
brought in a bunch of early flow
ers as greetings from the first
breath of spring. We put them in
the window so -they could be en
joyed both from within and with
out. Mrs. Rippetoe and Mrs. Gwyn,
thank you so much for bringing
Spring and ever-blooming friend
ship right to our doorstep.
That thud you heard was the
dropping of a heavy weight off
many a shoulder, and the gleeful
click that accompanied it was the
letter-box flap going bark into
place after the Income Tax re
turn bad been sent on its merry
What a bunch of procrastinators
we are . . . apropos of sending in
our Income Tax returns. We find
so many excuses for postponing un
pleasant tasks and the way we can
rake abilis out of the most unusual
hidden places is a caution. We hide
the proverb that says: "Never put
until tomorrow that which can be
done today", and in its place we
hang the far more'alluring one that
reads: "There is always a time and
a Place lor
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By EULA NIXON GREENWOf
"What do you think of Governor
Scott's proposed highway program,
asking for an election on a $200.
000,000 bond issue, to be financed
by an additional one rent a gallon
John Rogers "I am for the pro
gram, and hope the people vote it
Joe Palmer "It sounds like a
good plan to me. I think it is a
good thing. I would like to see the
program go through."
Frank M. Davis "We need just
what Governor Scott advocates,
more rural roads in North Caro
lina. 1 know he has Studied the situ
ation, and 1 am willing to abide
by their findings. I hope to have
an opportunity to vote for the
Glenn A. Boyd ' I believe North
Carolina will vote for Governor
Scott's proposal on bonds for ru
ral roads. We certainly need bet
ter roads in the rural areas."
Oral I,. Yates "I favor the pro
posal in its entirety, and from the
people I have talked to about the
matter, all are of the same opinion."
W. T. Rainer "We need better
rural roads, and we ought to have
them. The plan of Governor Scott
in getting the people to decide on
the matter is the right way to go
about it, and I believe they will
vote his plan in."
Albert J. McCracken "Yes sir,
I am for the plan. I like his ideas
about helping the rural people, and
since he is giving the' taxpayers a
chance to have a say so on the mat
ter, I feel they will go strong for
By JANE EADS
WASHINGTON 'Our high against the social, economic and
schools don't make sense for (0 per emotional tensions that headline
cent of our kids Of every 100 modern life."
youngsters. 55 drop out of school. jhe mylh 0f wnite couar su
boredom and frustration are fac- periority has a choking hold on the
tors behind the drop-outs." curriculum." the booklet adds.
These are charges made by the "This hold has persisted since the
Commission on Life Adjustment days of the goose quill, when
Education for Youth in a publica- specialized courses groomed sons
tion now being distributed to of the well-to-do for the ministry,
school administrators throughout law and medicine,
the country. The publication "When only a few youth were
"High School What's In It For in high school there was enough
Me?" was prepared by the U. S r00m in the professions to accom-
Office of Education and produced modate them all. Today there are
by the American Technical Society niany thousands more pupils than
at Chicago. lncre is sucn room," still, the
"Today the traditional curriculum Commission reports,, many high
of specialized courses offers thin schools "keep right on , directing
and unsatisfying fare," the publica- youth toward the professions by
tion says. "And for some 60 per . negative if not positive implications
cent of our youth those who would because institutional inertia is
stand to benefit most from a gen- great."
eral education-the traditional cur- Life adjustment education the
"cu urn is far below subsistence booklet says, means teaching such
level- things as
Most boys and girls are headed 1. Education for family life
for jobs that require little training, home economics, bioloev. nutrition
They stress the specific knowledee fr,r mnrriaoo
OFF THE CUFF ... See where
the Durham coppers pinched Coach
Carl Snavely for speeding . . . They
also got Coach Peahead Walker a
few months ago . . . Prior to that.
Agriculture Commissioner L. Y.
Ballentine got his come - uppance
via the speeding law in Durham . , .
Appropriately known as the bull
city, Durham had better be care
ful .. . Remember when the late
O. Max Gardner, while governor,
was pinched for crashing a stop
light in Hillsboro? . . . Now the
main Durham-Burlington highway
misses Hillsboro . . . Speaking of
Snavely and speed, the report is
that Carolina has scheduled a se
ries of games with Notre Dame . . .
. . . Kerr Scott inherits virtually
new Packard long as from here to
front door . . . Gov. Cherry in four
years put only 34.000 miles on it.
. . . SBI Chif
tral in govern
forced into Ja
over State Colli
ses . . . Accusim
ed at Eddie bJ
who was fired
Case . . .
. . . First Disl:
and Henry G.
with former tut
W. B. Austin ol!
has inside track i
the authors say.
Ik.t 41 I
mot mese neea ana want a
healthy general education that re
lates to their everyday lives. "So,
as a matter of fact, do the youth
who are bound for college or Hip
skilled trades. For tomorrow all
youin nowever thev must
meir bread will be
home management and bringing up
children. 2. Consumer education
instruction in skillful planning
and buying of food, clothing, hous
ing and household appliances, the
use of credit. 3. Citizenshin 4
earn Good work hahits s -oi,
struggling use of leisure time.
Do all boyi aspire to bt mtn when thty grew up?
Aaswer: Consciously, all nor
mal boys do, or at least would
b ashamed to admit that they
don't, even to themselves. But the
deeper and unconscious aspira
tions of children of either sex de
pend on which parent they regard
as holding the superior position in
the family that is, which appears
taf them to have -more authority
and to get more fun out of life. If
a boy is brought up In a home in
which his inoffier is "boss," he
will hesitate to assert his man
hood, and unconsciously attempt
M satisfy his ambitions by femi
Can crwolty taka the form of
Answer: Yes. Inaction can bt a
particularly subtle form 6f cruelty
because it appears so "innocent"
to others, and to yourself. If you're
angry at one of your frjends, for
metance, you can usually hurt him -worse
by keeping out of his way
(ConrrUrtit, tut. Xir.t tmUtn feadfette, lii.J
Con otabrino causa mental ,
Answer: Yes. writes Dr. Marti
T. Grieber in' the American Jour
nal of Psychiatry. This new drug,
used in place of quinine for treat
tag malaria in the South Pacific,
was response: lit eases ot
"toxic peyahoils" (insaaily caused
by poisobiny) which he had a
chance ve study. However, the Ju
nes cieared bp ones the patient
wai given a diffeit type of med
icine, and mi aeiious permanent
remits were ttotsrf, Atabrine is
evidently one more of the newer
drugs which must be used with
caution becansef certain people are
Brack James "I think Mr. Scott
will make the best governor we
have ever had. I am one hundred
per cent for Mr. Scott, and one
hundred per cent for his highway
plan. His idea is to help we folks
that are out in the mud, and I'm
ready to pay the little penny tax
on a gallon of gas to get out of the
mud. I think it will be a good
plan, and I'm for it and Mr. Scott
ail the way.
Will A. Medford "I am for Gov
ernor Scott's highway plan. I like
everything about it. The gas tax is
a fair way to get the money to pay
MILWAUKEE (UP) William
Young pleaded not guilty to lar
ceny In court. He offered a propo
sition. "You can give me a 11
detector test," he told the Judge,
"If I don't pass, you can give me
a year. He .flunked the test and
got six months in jail.
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Toft Already Sighting 1 Ohio in:
Guns On '52 Nomination I .Ground
Special to Central Press
'"nTTASIHA'GTO Senate GOP policymaker B
V not forsaken hopes that he will be the Rew
'tial nominee when and if the Republicans capture
.Taft already is aiming his guns toward 1952
The Ohio senator is doing so by facing the isf
'issue with President Truman's administration if
screes. He has criticized Thomas E. Dewey's cad
and hinted at criticism v in puce
would have made real sparks Sj
campaign had he .received the
TVi nhinnn'a first" nolitical t
ahead. On-the-spot observers sJ
ground with the public to retail
when he comes up for ie-elecil
Taft is gambling all by stan
ti.ill sx.. all the reCOrO-
V jjf' , "til 1 l.JV Jt I .A . . VI. -' '
l JL I then in 1952.''
I f " I NEW UN-AMERICAN ACTl
I 1 1 There's a Senate move to U
un-American activities probe
,nnlnr Bik.ri likolv tn takj thff shaDe 01 S S'
A. Toftj disloyalty. Rather, the move Ul
a proposal for a special joint
mittee in which the Senate would have a part oi
ried on almost exclusively by the House thus far
Senator John L. McClellan (D). Arkansas
expenditures committee chairman, will control tttl
former Ferusorr Invpstio-nHno- rnmmittee. SUPPO,
Well ahead of the eonvenine- of Consrress, McCkl
on a resolution rnllincr fnv a Mnt rammittee, v"!
before he (1
The Arkansas Democrat wants to see trle,ul!,J
continued. Hrwvor ho ilnoan'r tvonr to have hi! 1
mittee take over the job. Thus, he looks toward
to solve the problem while removing the
with which the House group has had to con
UNIFORM AIR 7 APPROACH fMETHOlV-rTtl
recent touch and e-r. "hlinrl" landing at WasniM
touched off new congressional pressure on the S(!
feet and install a uniform JnstrumentapproacM
The proWem of landing" an alrplane undcr rfr
ditions has been under study for 15 years. I
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vpgitniuiiai wiai!llllg Ua3 IClttlUCU y.vf,---
no nrpntoft Guatum "
The Civil Aeronautics 'Administration' has'eW
ment laViding system (ILS) with which the ptw'
guiding it down a "path" produced by radio on a
The armed services have plugged for ground
(GCA) in which a radar-radio operator on thF
lane in A srnno an1 tollo tVi. nitnr what 11181"
oiieci a safe landing.
Actually, the systems'tomDlementearh
preyent their use by commercial planes if eon J.J
400-foot ceiling and one mile visibility. t The prH
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hi un uva wun mree-eigntns or a mue v,i""
ated bV the Air Fnrr-e urhloH. nn et Its owl mil" 1
an emergency., ( .;
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not exactly unbiased USSR Intormttion.Bu" '
Soviet embassy in Washington.
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.....v idouc mis si new uig",
of automobiles behind "j.
article reporU. for. instance.--
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With two chilrlron .m. mtn a fc0''
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auto showroom and buy a new Moskvich wan
mart ' - "
much higher nricri pnMi-nn Waitine l'st-
ing. Sviridov was quoted as aaying the pr1",.!
its savin srs. hut t.
know, experienced miners are paid very well-" A
Th. Informition Bulletin reports that Sov 2
Out nearly twice .... unrinr the thlro m i
Ijthejame period of l7:IH6W.J-j1