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THE WAYNESVILLE MOUNTAINEER
Main Street Phone 7t
WaynesviUr, Nonh Carolina
The County Seal of Haywood Count j
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.tews pnntt-c :n tn.s r,e;;'spt: ..s wr!i is aj AP a-c L'f
Thomas M. Seawell j
Thomas M. Seawell. former editor and ;
publisher of this newspaper died Friday, j
following an illness extending over a long !
He was editor of The Mountaineer fro.it
1928 until the fall of 19.U. when he sold hi,
interest to the present owners. j
Dunne his editorship of this newspaper,
lie devoted much time and space to the de
velopment of progressive movements ;n this
area. He was particularly interested in the
Park, and a strong advocate of a better agri
cultural program for the county.
After selling his newspaper interests here,
he moved to Winder, (.la., and later returned
! inter another field of business.
He loved Western North Carolina, and
wherever he lived. ie served as a goodwill
ambassador of this section. For many years
lit held a perfect attendance at the weekly
One of his ambitions in later years was to
u'.urn to this area and devote his time to
v.i.ti.ng about Western North Carolina. Ill
ness prevented him from fulfilling his de
Mios. He was an excellent writer, and his
pi:i w ould have been an. important factor in
helping publicize this area.
They'll Do It Every Time
Bv Jimmy Hatlo
SJhen The gqihs's been tough And
Bksdcme's been cracking the whip-'
When the seat of vour pants makes
a third 7kAk in the snchv-comes
the one comiwins thought of home,
crowned with a woman's love -
i'..( I.-, v EvtRyTHiNA Will . i
. ' BE ALL RlciKT.. r . -gjkft J
TL'ESDAY. FEUKLARY IV 1'
Industry And Farmers Join Hands
Tin: tMiinty is :t.r: iir.itv :." : '
s.rttiive tirm like CL.i:. F..;
Company t. take s.tv :.
tne farm prirar ! :':v '
Thnm-h ti;e i " '!: ..'.:' : ' ''
the State Extens:..r. rr
count v agent has bet ' .! ; !
the Haywo.id oHice.
Wayne Frank!::1 ; - ': -' '': '
is not a stranger in H. "v . '
lor several years prr ! : '
He knows the o nr.:: .;,. 1
needs. He is inte: t 'a :
he will inau-i;raH ;: !' 1
Fork and Beaveni.itrs ' .'. :. W
stress will lie ploee i f
soil conserva'.ii -r.. hi , . , .
tine work .." ihc ;!:. ' i . v.: i :
Champion IY.ih : i" i ' i : , ( ' :
naturally in'.c't " i i : ,i t " . :
pi'ogram in tiii a: t ,i. in- ;.t '., ,
Without WO'.'! trc;i (' .: 1 v :!'! :
are also interested in a ;; : n .
water, free of silt and : : i I'm'
matters are of v:t.. u;u
fiiie of the cnun'f, ;, : t
great industria! ci cei
It is a tm '. ai ' i .-' .' ' . ' i "; ; i . .
hand.s with au:ricu':iu. : - : t '-;;,
that is design' r; ! ., ,: , r.
Such a pn.;.r.m i- i:i..t;.-t i ; . ; wusxv:
and we arc happv we . ,;;.:k ;.. ! ,, i .;:
where such a s; :rv (... u;:,'. ,.:
Police Doing An Important Job
The Wayresv::!e p"l:' :.: -y.r:
I n - u job that perhac It.w ; .;! ':: w
or tive a passini; 'r "i,r.' ' . n -;t!
Every morning 'i -it ".'.r-i- .
two policemen are '.: .
dents at Central K! :,.
nesville, in addit,..:: . ;
The principal Y... - V,'
to v.'atch for speeder .- hi. !.:l
at Central the job is p t
pupils cross the streets in safer
This service is done i j r ih
the lives of the ehiHn.-n '.
and one which the citi.xr.s sh
L.PR nf KI.Nf. IT. BF.5 MNI'KATt l-.r WCKIti Kl'.lll!' RKSEHVfclJ
AD W HAT FCE IS OUT! THE CAS
COMPAW KAo" CJTOrr THE
CV'CF' LITTLE IODINE
PRCvE H. N10THER
HAS CCAtS 0 STAY TkVO
.!f ,r- .r r'f vAvl
v:ln .no. rt uw 7wv r .
BRlN'o THE STEAK r .l(J
Bits Of Human Interest Neys PiUj
Of The Moiinf.,; UH
" , r MaR.
Looking Back Over The Years
: . t : t '
Another 'Representative' In Congress
Haywood county has another representa
tive in Congress while not actually on the
tlour. he is in a position to make daily con
tact with those who are members of the
United States Senate. We speak of W. G. OM'iccrs capture 40-gallon coppei
Pvt.,-- ,,-,.u u., , tt l . , ' i still outfit and 8' u- gallons of "mer-
LAei.-v well known Haywood man who has j chaiulw'''
recently assumed the position as assistant!
H'i eant-at-arms of the senate.
This newspaper has said before that this
county is "well represented" in the 81st Con
ures and with the addition of Mr. Byers in
daily contact With the lawmakers, we are
perhaps the best represented county in the
Richard Queen is a special secretary to
Senator Hroughton, while C. E. Brown is
.secretary to Representative Redden. On top
of that, both Tar Heel Senators are close to
Haywood, as is Representative Redden, and
,.!m- Representative Smathers of Florida.
l a -a
'. V I '; -
F. a . -
s : " n .
Setting A Good Example
Many North Carolina counties are finding
it hard to raise their polio quotas. That is
hard to understand here in Haywood, where
the quota has been exceeded by almost $8,
n"0. and more still coming into the treasury.
Dave Hyatt, general polio chairman of
Haywood, gives his version of the matter,
1v stating that the citizens of Haywood have
taken the polio weirk, as well as all other
v.'n th while projects, as part of our duties
atid responsibilities to society and the world
It has come to our attention that some
cunties are consoling themselves on failure
to meet the quota, by pointing out that
' many others have failed, too." That atti
tude of defeatism will never win.
They would do well to look to Haywood.
The quota was $13,000 and already well over
S20.000 is in the treasury.
15 YEARS AGO
ft. C. Chambers of Cove Creek
receives an average of 20 cents per
pound for 1290 pounds of tobacco.
Check shows that about 6.000
calls are made daily over the 500
The twenty-fifth anniversary of
the founding ol 4-11 Club work is
being celebrated in North Carolina.
10 YEARS AGO
Boy Seoul Week is observed with
special events. The follow in;.: ei'.'l.i 1 :' i. i . ; It. n mei tin?.
Haywood boys are Entile Senai :;
Billy Burnett. Bill Frcel. Martin ' . I v.. : c ;:bi r of Bethel
Cavanaugh, Frank Clou'.. 15-;. -ai ( , , ! u . v.iiw filth plan
Ledford. William Barton. ;,vi ;,; ;,,nv,i(!i i ; pin contest.
Brainard Burrus. all of Canton and
Ben Colkitt, Jr., of WayneM ill;-.
When we see the pictures of ice
and snow storms that have plagued
other parts of the country, we feci
a warm glow of gratitude that we
have been spared these climatic
di-asteis. For an all-year-round cli
mate, we still maintain that
WayncsviUe is hard to beat
And while we're still braffRing,
let's call attention to our shops
and ni;: lit illumination alonff
Main street. A visitor recently
agreed that this was one of the
prettiest streets at night that
she had seen recently.
We Wonder Why department:
Why does the poor waste paper
and tia:!i can that is between the
service station and tne corner, get
muIi rouj'li treatment? Hardly a
iiiorniiiK that doesn't find it on its
lido, or near the Putter, precari-ou-ly
Ii.ue you evrr experienced the
silly leelin! (hat follows the de
livery of a letter to you (throueli
llie mail) uhith. in your haste,
you have addressed to yourself
instead of the person for whom it
US !'ll: Ana?
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i ,Jl'- " o,veN j
ere.on i ..n., 1
I 'I he ;i(h
ert, ,.,,,. hH
Ibe litinil hi a.
(' lit lu nature.
what i- ), j,g jj
.in you realiii
is only mx v,frU
T. W. Cat hey is acclaimed con
growing champion ol the cuu!U.
; C: : . i : i : t are named for War
Faui C:.ii.:'i,' " nl lied Cross. lie v.
Cl.i; M.:ili-ni. i- general chairman.
By EULA NIXON GREKN'VVOOB
Mr. and Mrs. Howard llvatl. Mi- ' (,1',!t ,,"'11l 'tHassifies 118
Margaret Hyatt, and Mrs. Charle- . ::u : (ii:l'":-' lUl k
Ray leave for a trio through Klor-1
ida. C '. M-.rt u- !i. Holers of Clde.
. i.nuii 1. .iiTiu -. . : . in Knglantl.
5 YEARS AGO I
l NVl. Club has put-luck supper
Miss Margaret Johnston, new I. ' a; the apiiilnirht of Mi-s Ka'e Wil
elected county librarian, is ;!tii st l.ai.iMin ;.n:l .!i-s Mattie Moody.
"A bill has been introduced in
the General Asembly. which would
put a one cent tax on each live
cent soft drink. What do you think
of this bill?"
Dr. II. M. Sullivan Tt would at
least make South Carolinians feel
at home when they visited North
Cn rtilin.i. The .ame law exists
Kniiert U. Mills T would favor
the bill. 11 the slate has to have
Ihc inoiicv I Mould rather they get
it from a tax en soft drinks than
War H iMifU- T
-U'.T, a hill."
v. mi Id favor
UNCLE ABE'S LETTER
in cooks F::i
out of koii'i
no uli-it In ;
A program is underway in Cherokee coun
ty, sponsored by the Boy Scouts, of plant
ing dogwood trees, the state flower.
In one week the Scouts of Cherokee coun
ty, in and around Murphy, planted 139 dog
Within a few years, we expect we will be
hearing of that area as the land of dogwoods,
somewhat like Morganton has become known
;or the mimosa, and Washington for tulips.
MIRROR; OF. YOUR MIND ,SfiSS$SSSSB
Or. .1 R. McC'raeken T hope
the It -.'Mature can get b without
having to pass the hill. It would be
an inconv i:i' net on both (he seller
and hi;; er."
Mrs. Frankic lloyle T think
there are plenty of taxes now. I
am against any more."
Letters To Editor
es the fear that, Just as earlier
machines "devalued the human
arm," present and future ones
may leave men of average intelli
gence with "nothing to sell that is
worth anyone's money to buy."
But for one thing, until children
can be educated by machinery,
there will always be a job for
anyone wbo wants one.
Hove you a right to expect to be appreciated?
Aswer: This is a case where a
"right" means nothing because
there is no way to enforce it; you
can't possibly make anyone feel
toward you as you feel that he
"should." And while you may get
appreciation often mpre than
you feel you deserve it will be
based on what you did for some
ope from his standpoint, never
from yours. A friend will be grate
ful for what he feels is a favor and
may resent what you think is a
much bigger one because he
doesn't want it. In general, the
its appreciation you expect, the
juorr ou win gel.
Will machines ever replace
Answer: There are scientists
who think it dangerously possible.
Dr. Norbert Wiener, deviser of
calculating machines which In a
few seconds can solve problems
that would take weeks of work by
trainori mifk.i;Ai .
HiBuiniMuucMJi, xprsc .
DM mental symptoms of O.l.'s
and officers differ?
Answer: Yes, says Dr. Isadore I.
Weiss in the Journal of Clinical
Psychopatholpgy. While Insanity
that is developed In the military
service is muck- more apt to be
temporary than similar illness in
civilians, being partly due to
abnormally disturbing circum
stances, the type known as "manic-depressive"
is said to have been
more common among officers,
while enlisted men more fre
quently became "schizophrenics."
One reasop plight be that the tn
troycrtcd type who is niore apt to
have schizophrenia would ot care
much- fey a cpmmlssipn.
WAYNE" CORI'EMNG, THE
HAYWOOD MAN OF 1948
Editor The Mountaineer:
It is execedinply gratifying that
the majority of persons in your
"Voice of the People" in a recent
issue of the Mountaineer staled
thaf Mr. Corpenine had done more
for Haywood in 1943 than any oth
er citizen. The honor, in my .judg
ment, has been v. ell hi Mowed His
work as County Farm Agent has
been truly outstanding. As a found
ation, he has taken the work of
his predecessors and has widened
and strengthened it bj. his own
efforts. I have unfortunately not
been able to observe this at close
hand as 1 have w b-!ied. But the ad
mirable reports in the Mountain
eer of his work and thai of Hie
County Home A cent . plus what I
could see when home last summer,
make sure the great forward prog
ress of old Haywood in agricul
ture, dairying, cattle-raising, and
the development of farm homes.
Just in proportion as our county
people turn to Mr. Corpening and
Ihc other scientifically trained ad
visersin that way lies progress
in farm livina and h mie comfort.
E. W. GUUGEU
New York City.
Appytite Gits Out of Kontio!
Mr. Editur. Looks like I'm a
goin' to half to less up as to wliat
a-maktir me look belter over lit i t
also when I go back home. Whei
I go back to Wayiv.svilii !o
o' fokes say: "Well, you're a-lock-in'
better. Uncle Abe." Then ! s;
"Thars room for firiproovmen! in
moast of us."
I think hits raze my appWilc i
sti mutch better it s:ian! back
almoasl at onct. like a ilislo-kalt d
hone a-snappin' back into place
An" Kaymon' McCracki n sc I
thinks the belter appviilo i'; b. -
caws of t he change
way, hits a-gillcn
fokes. an' I don't
Why. I'm a-havin
'inie to satisfy it.
Fer the nasi v eek I v
much moro'n gil I he dishes
,'d up from one meel lore a
try pain wootl hit me aig-
1'de halT to start
cookin' maliv lu
"What's the oose."
T il jist wash the clisht
i day. at nite. fer the m ' ,
I don't think hits a tape -worn
j-helpin' me eat. Mr. Editur, ;.,
i (ion t leel eimy navvm or
tflin' sensa-shun in my lower
juns: I jist caint figger out what it
is. but one thing I do no .
about to put me in the 1 1 ,1. 1
ride eatin' more an' sii more a;
ane settin' down: but that v,,n
bout to back-far. seein's a- hot,
the bowil-mizerics started u
Nites I dreem of Map-jacks an'
lassies: short nin'-bred an' miik;
pies, cake, froots, jams, jellies an'
other ack-sessorys until the tcmp-ta-shun
throws me out of bed in a
ivild franzy an' sometimes n-shout-
!.e." in.' tliem flap-jacks, con
i: i : " A-:' olid I bey setl 1 hol
ler'! "Slop' snip. Ihar. ou! Sloji eat
ii' a : i 1 1' a - hurt nin -bred up!"
Y" s. . . 1:i u-wakin' the nay-
I - nn ai: t :ey -:iv I'm not a-set-"n.
1 hi s :"!ip!e. lne hein' a
I 1 ' an : ui hiu' the Peace my-
If Cult' so m ,iip lite needed
!'i ra. in up lint not like all that -
V. I'll ,i I !lu-;u:;-f In II I
' I''"'" !i'..si in 2 Sooper Mkts.
! '''a'AI I "as lercliiinate in
" ' ' : I tloe'i )'o: the rddetl
I I i.s!;u. nip, he w usser. I have
1,1 ': in (';! :-!n"- ;.'j' in t lv naners
1,1 i a lit:.1' was ei'.ey sii eh a
: i-Ht.' .aanliie t in t ker-ups ad
' rti.-.! apiw i ; e I'e-doiK i rs, bill ;
:::! t m . : t 'i lie eiir.y. j
' ''' ' '" v bat to do. Enny
v. . . ' '!!- : : "in v "ii Mt ii( er re ail-
' ! :v:;i (be S'alt wi'l li. wel-,
'-: W. He ai 1 1 Mat" St.. W !
A-' '. .'V N. ('.
L'nt le Abe.
Pa tor ant! Wife Serve
HASTINGS. Neb. tl'I'i De
iK'iiiiiiatitmal lines do nol limit the
en ic t iv n in Hasiim' ., church
! 1 he lit . and Mrs. Frerlerick
; 'da .ck.
Uariii': ll.o ".eek. L'dloek teaches i
, ' h-ioas coin- i s to inlerdenomi
: -ational ( la . i- at lla tings Col-
" "f Sunday mtirning he and
his w ile conduct a Hew parents'
' an in ihc First Fri'sby aterian
: liua h. Then Mrr. Cdlock hurries
ai the First Congregational church
l ' diicct a choir, while her husband
the imlpit of the pastorless 1
Fa I r.aiitist church.
REVALUATION' . . . Nothing
was -aid about it in the press, but
Long John Skinner of Littleton,
big wheel of the North Carolina
County Comi iissioiiers Association,
and Kerr Scott tossed some rather
sharp darts at each other in the
privacy of the governor's office
here last week. What they had to
say in that little meeting should
be ol interest to every landowner
in the Stale.
Saitl Governor Scott to Long
John Skinner: "Your commission
ers are too conservative. When
are you follows going to get on the
ball.' It is time for an upward re
valuation of property in North Car
olinaall over the State."
With that. Skinner virtually hit
the ceiling. What'.' Revalue proper
ly in these inflationary times? He!
tout ol Hie revaluation experi
ences of the 2(l's and of the fore
closures, tic., during the depres
sion. He's agin it -dead agin it.
However. Governor Scott has said
privately during recent weeks that
the value of property on the tax
hook.' is tremendously out of line
with its actual monetary value-.
II is his opinion that counties
would not ;ind it necessary to come
crying for Slate aid for school
houses. ,,, instance, if they had
the propei' las pJ
ui cours,., untu,
atioti, the tax rate.
Is property jn V)(,
tax hooks at a ig
actual Milutv' Is
time to levaliif
NOT SO WELL
most of uliuin, istl
in a lather iur the
conceriiint! the ff
head man, lloiryE
man oi the F.;iip,
and a brother of Ei.
dall. of Hie Grttnil
Henry was apiioim
Cherry lo lliis pos:
a good mart, but J
In Charlolle rs
Brooks I'ntf. S3.t
sinlalive nt lliti
Scott ma n and ft
ardent Stull id
County. The rr.ifl
have lit ai'il fur lb
t hat I 'rice i- turn:
MARCH OF EVENTS 3
Electoral College Survival
Prospects Seen Brightening
Nimble ThFcf Escapes
From Speeding Car
CHICAGO (U P.) The thief was
nimble, the thief was quick. He
Policemen John Mullins and
Robert Weston spotted a stolen car
and gave chase until it jumped a
curb and crashed into a building.
No driver emerged.
Speeding at 40 miles per hour,
the thief had leaped from the car
Police said be stumbled only slight
ly before running down an alley.
i JiC i
1 Special to Central Press
v tafivo of ttl nuinta'i rfll tho ITloefeifil MB
as a result of strong opposition to its abolishment i
t The Electoral College actually elects the president
ucm, casung- me enure vote of each state mruiM
I , .. . . A
, me , lai iresi PODUiar vote, however e ose ini
Strrtn tri-afitA Viae hjpn k D!
each state's electoral vote accord
portion In which it was cast, f"
New York, which has 47 electon
thirds would e-o to Candidate A, i!
third rt tViA nnmi Iur vnte. Then
would go to Candidate B, ass
only two candidates.
An imiiBiiol ali,ollin nrnsf It
. . . i u,, uuui Bituativii
rniioo-A ...,iii the ins-t
President Truman announced he!
allow the college to continue Wl
Howard Mrflrnth (Dl. Rhode H
of the Democratic national comi
uumveu us useiuiness. ,
McGrath had distributed eopW"
tltllrni in u,hlh ho c od the '
aboUshed. Whether the preaa(1
McGrath's sneech n- nnt vnn,. n tn .mv evenil
off-the-cuff address that he was all for letting the EM
fan-v It r, ...
j vii na juu-year nte. J
When McGrath arose. It was assumed he would ij
n view or what the president hail just
senator did the unexpected. He stuck up for W?
college should be abolished
Nevertheless, it is known that other congress1
,vo etain me institution, archaic or not. rrou
OPEN BATTLE Air Secretary Stuart SymWJ
sible advocate of air nower. Is not eoine to take.
i reduction of the Air Force sitting down. a
Other, quieter air power leader thought they ha;
on fighting the battle undercover. However, IM
nineteen trorties Isn't having any.
Last year the secretary openly defied his boss.
James Forrestal, in public hearings on Cpit'
nent to tart v,,oji .
. v Muuuuig (u-group Air torce. j
Symington's associates say his approach may
this year in opposing President Truman's budget cf.
. ... vt,,,ua,K tresiaeni Truman s i
but warn that it win h. i...
a a m
w ovnuui, tUNDSA lively skirmish is in W'T
n . "ly defense aln8t n"her B'ncak 1
The Air secretary is convinced that a 70-F9
varlous ieglsiatlon aJmed tt heIpng Amencn
wfv,a" one know wh&t the outcome will
but the Democrats are committed to do son.ethu
to make good on their campaign promises.
Th. .noW' there ,r lhree "" " the
ine major one, sponsored bv Senator Vhed
fonTV (D)J lnah Wou,d "rmirk 300 mill" "
lunds for achnnla ... . J.. . a hanc
vtH.. , vn jrcar. jia a .m
Tw "Aa,emaU ovep cW iKht. ImUm do. J
WtaSf! re C0MMne suite frankly