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THE WAYNESVILLE MOUNTAINEER
Main Street Phone 700
Warnesville, North Carolina
The County Seat of Haywood County
THE. WAYNESVILLE TKIXTIXG CO.
W. CURTIS RUSS Editor
W. Curtis ituss and Marion T. Bridges. Publishers
PUBLISHED EVERY TUESDAY AND FRIDAY
OUTSIDE NORTH CAROLINA
One Year .
tnttrea a! the Dost office at Waynesville. N C . as Ser
ona Class Mali Matter, as prm-idrd under the Art of
nfarcr. 2 1879. November 20. 1914
-ard of thanks,
Aiil r" cr.ryea
A Dangerous Sport
FIving kites in and near power lines
a dangerous pastime.
Not many boys who fly kites give the mat
ter a passing thought, but as the local rep
resentative of Carolina Power & Light Com
pany pointed out earlier this week, the prac
tice is dangerous, because no power lines are
insulated. A damp or wet kite cord coming
m contact with hrgh voltage wires has prov
en fatal to more than one person.
In an area such as we have here in Hay
wood, there are plenty of wide open spaces
away from all lines to fly kites. Parents
would do wel to help their youngsters select
such places, and stay a good distance from
the oower lines.
They'll Do It Every Time
By Jimmy Hatlo
Obituary notu-es. resolution of respec
na all notut-s of enterlair.iient for L:;ni
101 41 iht rate of two cents pe wo: a
MKMBtHS OF THK ASSOC! ATM) PKKSS
AND THK UNITED PKKSS
inf As.ci3led Prss and X'j iTet Pr- y e entitled ex
.iU5iveiy 10 the use fw re-p A-'.. -j!:un or r.e ioi?l
r.ev.-j printed in uus newspaper. u we, J a ail P &iJ UP
TL'ESD.A Y. MARCH 1. 1949
This mornitiL mai ks the bo-ir.niiv f tnc
annual Red Cr..ss ci.iw :v. IL.vwood. The
i haw men of the Wa nesviile and Canton
aita.-. Noble W. C I arret t. Waynesville. and
Nuinian Freel. of Carter.. ltre two civic-minded
leaders, who have named an efhCR-r.t
corps of workers for the task.
The Waynesville area Las a ju.ta . t $2.8fl.
while Canton has a quota !' $4.:W2. Both
quotas were assigned b.v national head
quarters, and are based on needs, and several
other determining factors.
The story of the Red Cross, and its work
is known to every American: m fact, the Red
Cross symbolizing in many ways the life of
Americans, "helping others m time of need."
We have every confidence that Haywood
citizens will respond readily to the call this
year, and can be thankful that the quotas are
far less in the days of peace than duriivj the
trying days of the past '.vat s.
Parents And Schools
A highlands man was fined $5. and costs I
t : another $5.75 for violation of the com-
Mk'iv school attendance law. The man;
has live children.. Some of the children only
attended 42 days out of 180 school days.
The parent said he had taken his children j
to school and thought they attended.
We do not know the details in the above
case, but venture to say this parent never ;
attended a parent teachers meeting, or dis- I
cussed his children with a one of their teach-
ers. Had he done either or both, he would j
have learned whether his children were stav-
Fifteen minutes to
and Kitchen all
PO IT EvtRy "TIME .
CORTLAND, OHIO Iflft
s , i ii feir?, ii iJiEsss-Fr ...o mmmmm
H d fnra y one chow mciin : .r ' j-ssS
SL. IM fSlDE OF HOT CAKES. VJp2f
! i?3 I 7 d ONE FRIED CHlCKtN. j
, . jwt ii i ii iiii h i i i i ii i i i 'At- w i
II 'Mil III I I 3-1 ' . n-r, Ann rnji
! coHtw ino reyrnri STHPlCATt, l. woll) ighw E.tvED. ' ' Ml ' 9 I mtitnnwyiiv
Looking Back Over The Years
10 VF.ARS AGO
Asheville. Dr. J. C.
iKinud active maiKicr.
Alpxandf1!" r)r-uj SI on1 hmiL'ln
mg away from school. Wonder if he ever by T. c. Smith and Company of
questioned them about their work, rr pro
gress in certain books? We doubt if school
was ever mentioned in the home.
Parents have a responsibility other than
just getting their children to and from school.
That is just only the beginning. The follow
through, with sincere interest is important.
ho i- a Mud, hi
j W. L. MasMo, 92. oiu" of Ihree
Confederate veterans in Haywood
County, dies al his home on Short
cm) hint' lloltzt lau . w In
at the Finch School.
Bethel Dramatic- Clab wii:
place in county or.e-ar! !!;:
test held he the Va m - ille
5 YKAKS (.()
Itotl Cross Ori e i t aclu -way
mark. Goal U Sii.ina.
.U-!.'. in KiifMaiMi.
Mi---. Bill Trtvost and cliildren
e f( i all extended visit to Flor-
Mi v ,1. II. Howell. Sr.. state pres
i -K oi dik among the Indians.
i ;.'teiielin the state conference of
the North Carolina Society of the
I) A. I!.
Bits Of Human Interest News I'
Of The Mount. ,.
An elderly 1 a tl,v deeply inlei t : Inl , ,
in politics, listened avidly to all the
radio speeches of the several can
didates in a rcceiil election. Alter
one aspiraiit had made a particular,
ly loni! :nd exhaustive tirade on
one of his opponents, the huh
-4 turned oil the radio unci remai la a
"No one could listen lo that f.-peech
and not realrVe that he ahead
kno'As he's licked."
A rainy Saturday is a disap
pointment to many of our viil
uis. Tiny always anticipate a
pleasant reunion with those they
haven't seen in a week . . . and
the Court house benches make
an Ideal meetins plaee.
We often wonder it the perron
4 who sits in an automobile and blat
antly blows the horn, realizes whal
a nuisance he is making of him
self. In the larger cities, it would
only he a matter of minute; be
fore the "blower" would find liim
stlf watching a policeman write
out a ticket and the horn-hlowi i
would he hunting up three dollars.
He caii understand now why
men abhor carrying a feminine
umbrella, tt'e just saw a husky
" I'll .!
"Seek And Fine'
March 1 marks .i5th anniversary
of appearance ot locomotive in
Waynesville city limits. ;
Palsy and Ruth Burgin have joint
Mrs. Aclora Iia ne goes to New j
York to visit her niece. Miss Jos- !
OF THE j
Seeing Things ( ?)
A national magazine carries on their pane
T.ile In These United StaUs" a store about
the Great Smokies. The -toiv reads:
eat Smokies, I
y colorful dis
is:'!e cabin. A
stopped to look at a partici
plav of hooked ruus at a r
barefooted old woman in ;: l;:'i.d c-'.'o:! dres
sat rocking on the porch, corncob pipe in
"'What kind of tobacco do you use. (un
nvr I asked.
"The old woman took the pipe from her
mouth and smiled. Truth is. son. I don't
ever smoke. I'm just providm' local color'."
The above was published as humor, and
for the purpose of giving the reader a laugh.
No doubt it did. especially to those lumiiiar
.vith this area.
Chances are that the seder of spreads was
from some other section of the country, just
in the business during the summer months,
and not a mountaineer at all.
Further chances are that she wore slacks
instead of a dress, and worr such modern
sandals that she appeared barefooted, and
no doubt the smoke from her cigarette miL'ht
have looked as if she were smoking a pipe.
Now don't get us wronL'. All the article
in Headers Digest said mi.uht be every word
so we don't drink this mountain liquor, so
we don't know just what you see after a few
"The Creator did not put all the beauty of
the world in one place, but scattered it
throughout the globe," thus spoke Angus
Mitchell, of Australia, and president of
Rotary International, as he addressed some
'i00 civic leaders in Asheville last week.
"The Creator gave man the ability to make
1 1 -ends and enjoy friendship throughout the
world," lie continued.
There is much in both statements that nor-'
haps we take for granted these davs. We ! ,. , ,u ,
" Governor Seott wants the people
hurry through life without proper regard f or ' to vol on a two hundred million
beautv, and for friends. No matter whor ; dollar road bond issue. The Senate
one lives, there is something of beauty near
by, and certainly, one docs not have to go
lar to find friends, if he or she is first of all
Too often, we learn too late in life that the
most, worth-while things are those things that
are free right in our own backyard.
Fourth War Loan
closes with Haywood
Bond Drive I
Pfc. Walter 1.
111 nil I
Pvt. Gfoi'pc Wa'lv -Ii.
Senior baiKiucl is held at
l W;. nt-sville High School. "South
Si a Mauds" theme is carried out.
American Legion Auxiliary has
party for Senior Service Girl
Scouts and tW troop of Boy Scouts
sponsored by the Legion Post.
''Inn. 1, 1
By EULA NIXOX lU:i:r
UNCLE ABE'S LETTER
11 Stale Street, West Asheville
has cut the amount in half. Which
liffiire do you feel the people would
A Deserved Honor
Wayne Corpening deserves all the recogni
tion tiven him when he was named "man of
The honor could well date back several
years, because he has worked hard on many
Kill Cobb: 1 lxjliee they would
approve the two hundred million
dollar issue, as we ceilainlv need
the roads fixed, not only for our
own leo but .for the out-of-town
people to come in and not pass us
up because !' the condition ot our
Mrs. Grace Siarr-ey: I think the
people would approve the Senate's
idea SIOO.UUO.OUO. Dure are
other needs which are even more
fivir- mottor. -inrl nrrntA .v, . U MOCVC'll t . ra W 1 (110 :
. . . v i , i. i o, ti iv (-.1 wijivi.cfi I ifii Jltri ULl. WOlLll- C(jn. 1 ..
I think the
il) le.ll i. .1.11 .,, 1.
wnnc events tnrougnout tne years. : ii.jj for an a-.Mo! i.a ()f money !,,
.Interesting enough, the programs on which j ,ho i :i'U-.
he has put the most time, have reflected
in immediate profit for other people, and
never resulted in any monetary gain for him
self. It is seldom that you find people who
carry on year after year on such a level.
This newspaper is happy that Mr.
Corpening recieved the recognition. The
Lions Club, sponsor of the award, made a
wise choice, and have started a good movement.
Ernest Edwards: I feel the peo
ple would hi' in lavor ol Governor
Scott's recoir. mei.d.it ion.
Mrs. Sam Queen: I fee I they
would approve the S 1 (jU. 0(10,000
more than Governor Scott's recommendation.
The General Assembly has kept many a
person from enjoying this mild winter.
MIRROR OF YOUR MIND r 'S2,S2SSD
V ------O -!
are neurotics. They piay be "un
reasonably" angry, depressed,,, or
discouraged ut have pot lost con
tact with reality to the extent of
suflering frpin hallucinations such
as Jhe ns.n have.. W$ palj .thero,.
neurotic because wba thfljj Re
lieve .are .the reasons. ' f of, ,theif
wish ''to dip ar,e never, thereaonesj
Joe Cline: 1 think the people
would approve I he two hundred
million dollar plan, as the rural
people usual:.', cany the voic and
they are definitely interested in
having better roads
Is driving a car
Answer: I have been taken to
task for saying so by several cor
respondents, including a former
Instructor of motorized field ar
tillery now teaching in a military
school. But I still think that at
least avoiding accidents is largely
a matter of ability to concentrate
attention on a set of basically sim
ple operations, and that inatten
tion due to some sort of emotional
disturbance like being unable to
forget, your troubles or stop look
iat out for pretty girls has caused
mere smash -up' than a btlow
vere4., " '.
a simple matter"?
Are suicides insane?
Answer: As a rule. No. There
are some types of insanity, espe
cially acute depression, which
may make a patient commit sui
cide if he Is not carefully watched,
but ttie great majority of men
mid wonuin, who kill themselves
Did Worjd Wpr Jl brlns
psych. lot je prp)j ,
Answer;, Nt..o ar (w'JUpf .
men , we.r.e. concerned,, sais'Dr. "
Karl BonJiperei;,a German jpsy
chi&tilifl who seryecji0 bqtn wars
Neither, war drove jbasjcally; ai
men insane d ,'botH 'wprs pro- '
duccc? the same ttypis ptbsAxie
neuroses,, Thf.'pniy jnivj)igrqj)Ja-'
trie problems of World" War II "
are those of civilians subjected to
bombing attacks, and In concen
tration camps, to torture and star
vatiort. Em while this has hnd
such results as ft rise in druj ad
diction, th most striking lesion of .
both wars is hv much a helthy
fcunun mlo4 caa etodarc.' ' '
Views Of Other
, SUNDAY NIGHT RADIO
Sunday night radio in the United
States has become too nearlv an
equivalent of old-time Saturday
night vaudeville. And the so-what
is that a good many radios are
silent on Sunday evenings.
A few programs do keep above
the general level hut they arc so
few that the Northern Haplist Con
vention recently called national at
tention to the dearlh of musical
and other. cultural material offered
by American radio syslems on
Sunday evenings. And shortly be
fore that the Christian Century car
ried comment on the same subject.
"It is a long time," says the Chris
tian Century, "since one editorial
paragraph has produced so many
Utters to the edilor."
Wei), for many of us Sunday is
just a bit different from other days.
it "hhis en a ditrercnt note and
pursues a quitter tone, and by eve
ning many family circles are in a
mood for conversation or other en
tertainment somewhat removed
from the pressure of the assembly
line and the- rasp of the juke box.
But down in radio row, apparently,
Sunday night is just like any other
only more so.
Presumably, the. broadcasting
systems know what they think the
public wants. So we hope it .wasn't
(Continued on page three)
Here I am, fokes, hack !i
' safe, sound an' saielide;
Appytites radikated. h.ivin
I 1 normal appytile glnn be!
! An' thanks lo Hermit Joe
! he hau'led my (as. jis tine
moasly ri-kolouy. .er .timp'm v. i'li
; out enny o' this lu re nuidurn m1
i 1 ill' an" welding m ail in ;.i,d palih
i in'. Oftentimes ,-i'ti r a ,-,t la
1 wood say:
"Now, les vvaik 'round .while
! L'ncle Abe. an' fit a li'tle i r
"I want to rile ,t l;(t!i riot to L:i'
off my letter to the Ml nee;-.'
I one morning
"No. this is (he mai:1 par! o' 'he
trcetment.'' Joe repiide: "::ot I -.!
v ore mind, eyes an' slumi' k o't e1
food. Won't do for you lo ji
in the hous all the time an' ei
rite sleep: then rilo sloop , ;.i
an' sleep -eat - rite. That's wi'
ou got like you v uy." So, we .lo
uawk out in the deep fort 1 i e
the big trees, the eal lyn-ci; , ,n.'
steep dill's: lis.-en to tin chirp ;m'
call of the buriK. ;-n r . : . ' i ? i n -hear
the cry of a nite-hawk. the
vvhoo-hoo of an owl ma l lia
'quail of a wildcat' An' with liii'i
Joe sunitimes givin' tx !,ma- Imn
here an' a litte story there made i;
Our Last Nile T'gether
Then. at nite lie wood p'raps re
late some o' his cxperencc-s in ihe
Wilderness die ha bin here ihi.v
nigh onto 40 yrs.i; but I never did
ax him enny more pursonal (ines
chuns. Thar fore, f don't l.ave
tnnything like a eonnecktcd Mor.v
of hiz life.
Hut the nite 'lore I lei" he got
"We mout never see each niht-r
ai'.'-in. l'ncle Abe" "Don't say
tha:. Doc Joe," I interupted; "I'll
come back here to see you sum
lime, sence you don't git out yore--cU'
"Now. you must." scz he, "don't
:n:;ke it loo long: an' maybeI'll
tell you mine 'bout, my early life
wa hack fore I ever come here.!'
Then he drapt hiz bed an' gazed
ii'a the far. 1 waited, 5 minets I
.''ess. lure he spoke "I mout go
hack soon." scz he. "back lo whir
I come from: il all depen's on
".hither I'm able fer the trip or
not. I think ever'l hing's clurd up
(nor that' notv."
Then he lookt up
1 in not a nachoral horn hermit,
lj choice. I'nclo Abe." scz he; "this
1:1" wuz fnrct on me here or
n'liewhirs i Ice- 1 had to leeve an'
hide away somewhirs."
' w II, this wuz a good place to
iiidi away in 40 yrs. a;o." scz 1.
' 'A'e'de bet I or go t' hi d." sez
on . ivachin' lor the shovel to kiv
i' !h" far. "I've ranged with Mr.
to take you out earlv in
o morning he has to be at hiz
oik by It o'clock, so must come
ere for you f List . We'll have t'
cklas' by 5:30 o'clock."
NO SURPLUS -People through
out the Stale are si ill talking about
that "surplus in Raleigh." Put thi
down as a fact: There is no sur
plus in Raleigh There was a sur
plus last summer. The Advisors
Buuget Commission had on one
hand this surplus and it dipped
into the future and tried to guess
what the Slate's income is goinr,
to be from July 1. 1949 through
June 30. 19.il. So. 'taking the sur
plus and the expected income, ii
sat for several weeks and then laid
down recommendations as to when
the surplus and the expected in- !
come wii Ihe used. Thus, all -tin
surplus and the expected income
have been allocated.
If you. dear reader, want new
services, you will have lo pay fin
them with new taxes or vi:h bond
issues. There is no surplus in Ra
leigh. And. when you 140 around
talking about a surplus. ou art
I '.1 p;;
U- Ci J
MARCH OF EVENTS
Acknowledgments: To Mrs. J. P.
Dicus Joe S. Davis, Mrs. Ruth Kel
i. Mis. C. C. Clark and Grovine.
Mi. and Mrs. David Underwood.
Mis. Annie McCracken and Mrs.
Annie Francis, of Waynesville: Miss
Ann J. McCracken and Tom Kirk
paliick of Fines Creek; Mrs. Ralph
Uanwright of Asheville, and Mrs
Oeoi gia Green of way up in Salem.
V ' - all bavin writ in
or otherwizc. Thank-v!
y r y' ;,
jSY kii " ' !;'
r i&jbi v I'' TU?MlM, '
Report Gov. Dewey Refusing I Echols Worm
To Become y'Anoiher Bryon' Would BadlyHnf
Special to Central PteiS
w TASHINGTON Reliable sources report thai
W Chairman Hugh Scott's disnvowil of Gov W
possible candidacy for the Republican presidentu.
1952 came after consultation with Albany
Scott, who held his chairmanship by a tour-voti
efforts to unseat, him at the GOP Omaha meetinj
A received word that Ia-.m v "001
another William Jfinaniis Bljai'
Brvan ran for ruisait-m
ticket three times aivi w H
attempt. Dewev. all. :e!y t.uct
HOP stflnrlnrd hf-aur. is Mid to
'.twice as a candidate is enough.
Thus Scott's hanils vereuniif
charped with load.ne the COP
mittpp with Dewev men. ar.J ll
he was not supporting the Nff
The Republican "OU Gri
Robert A Taft and K p C'larew
nt Ohio looks with n;istn:tat
Thev fear that Dewey
,Maj Gen Oliver time for 1952.
P Echoli '
a irn vnnrr. ri'T-The man
"a: i wrA ll'or TT u-ni-rs that U'
to a 4R-prniin Air F"nrcp mnv nermancntlv cripP"
He is Maj Gen Oliver P Echols, who
and other pioneer prophets of air po
rHirrht UA nn1 ...Kink r.PrtlllinV
. 1 1 K 1 i J 11 ir- lira rv "iuv.ii v. i uci m vj v v u
n,cnois isn i arguing wun jrresiat iii - .
.ii'uj' vii rune is ail infc i.r vv-n. '-. ,.,.r.
k 1 .. it.. r T.1a:.0-MJ1,u'i
t-rai snnpiy siaies uiv cunuitivii i' i' t
"First, the war forced an 'abnormal ranS I
dim 1 it-u id iinr 1 vi k e anu ils muvum qi
1...; l.ici' wt
gress ordered an expansion The plane
were gradually getting back their ia' 1 "
;nK..!... 1 g , i nn1 w.l lit tO I
uiuiiuii.y. uccau5e uitrpr feuir uiu ' '
,01 peacetime worn j
"Then bang, another cutback. If this
'manufacturers will never be able to hne hn
letting them go a second time.'
4 ARCTIC WARFARE Russia's "pra . c
any ice with the Navy or Air Force
ine communists may talk "peace '
"eivivfa Hie Mientiy ana expeumou.-". t-
pians to prepare tor Arctic ngniing
Navy Sea bees will move into the Ai u
fabricated barrack designed to prove p
flegree-below-zero weather. The barrach ..
carrow. Alaska, this winter. tif
ine Air Force, meanwhile, will he "f,n ' ' s:
rtiens on radio-controlled bombs and v-i (
! to those used by the Germans again5' Bn
rmtis OF EDUCATION Senaior r
that in the past the well-to-do have pa"' 10
education." He explains: ,Var II
"Selective Service rejections in WcH'1
were five out of 10 for the country a 1((
However. In areas where education i"hU'TM
Rood, seven men out of every 10 w.-ie ' 1
Where educatiort facilities were poor. ""ly
out of 10 were accepted. itlp4
mus, me burden of service resten on j,
Beraue they neglected education, the rlwy
,tirns with the lives of their children "
Thomas says that federal aid to ?dl,callln.
orwtr4 u, attempU.to "overcome this s''u8"u '