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PAGE TWO (Second Section)
THE WAYNES VILLE MOUNTAINEER
Blaln .Street Phone 100
WaynesvHIe, North Carolina
The County Seat of -Haywood -County
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Thursday Afternoon. May 5. 1949
Sot when she's om her
OWN. W SHE CAM TAKE
OUT MORE OPPOSmON
THAN AN ALL-AMERICAN
The Smoky Mountain Highway
As a last piece of fine public service while
on the State Highway Commission. D. Reeves
Nuland had the highway from Asheville to
the Parkway named the Smoky Mountain
Naming the section of the highway will
set it apart from an ordinary highway, and
will give it a title of distinction and one of
advertising value to the area and the high
Our neighboring state of Tennessee has
lung found the wisdom of naming highways,
and especially those in the neighborhood of
The average person traveling through an
area soon forgets the highway number, but
a name lingers, and it is easy to tell others
when they get home.
This entire section owes Mr. Noland a debt
of gratitude for taking this initiative and
seeing that this important link of our high
way system got a name, and a good one at
15 YEARS AGO
Fanners vote to continue plans
for the establishment of modern
Eagle 5 and 10 Store opens new
and larger building.
Catering To Tourists
It appears that the sponsors of the Ramp
Convention are going to make the event so
attractive that it will appeal to the tourists
in early spring.
The group in organizing for the 1950 con
vention have decided to stage the. event three
weeks later than usual in order to appeal to
a lot of visitors.
According to official records kept of the
crowd, it appears that the convention is
growing so large that perhaps two days will
have to be given to the occasion in order to
handle the crowds. Any way, that is a
matter that can be determined later.
A Mid-Year Inventory
The Methodists of the Waynesville district
have a good business policy which they fol
low. That is their mid-year conference in
which they take stock, and find out just what
is going on, where it is going and how.
Such a practice allows churches time to
pull themselves together, and get to work
and complete a successful year. It gives all
other, churches an opportunity to see what
their neighbor is doing, and they can adjust
a The practice is a good one, and perhaps
would De Denencial to many civic organi
zations as well as individuals.
What: -Change The Name Of Maggie
The State magazine published in Raleigh !
by Carl Goerch has taken a decided stand
against changing the name of the post office '
Several weeks ago some mention was made
of making a change of the post office and I
area. but. after a mass meeting of the citizens
of the area, the matter was droDoed. How-:
ever, Mr. Goerch wrote his .article and his
stand before that point was learned by him.
Since his stand is so definite, we are pub
lishing Mr. Goerch's article for all our
Up in the mountains of Haywood County
there's a little rural community which for
many, many years has been known by the
name of Maggie.
There are many people in North Carolina
who don't know where Haywood County is,
but practically everybody has heard of
When unusual community names are dis
cussed, the name of Maggie generally is drag
ged tinto the discussion. There's something
folksv, comforting, sound and appealing about
that name. It s a' name that has no frills at
tached: it stands firmly by itself.
And now guess what they're figuring on
They're planning to change the name of
It's a fact. Recently a mass meeting of some
200 citiaens was held at which the subject
was discussed at leneth. Thev've imt an
organization up there known as the Soco j
Road Boosters Club. The members of this i
organization are among those who want to '
see a change take place.
Here are some of the names that have j
been suggested: Socdluska, Soco City, Mount-!
ain Valley and Mountain View. A committee
has been appointed and this committee will
give consideration to all these and a number L,Wis" M;"'But,':il'' Mass'f aends
f ... May Dav exercises at Greensboro
A tourist, traveling through "Mountain 1
View'' or "Soco City," will do so without
blinking an eyelash. .Just as soon as he gets '
on the other side of the community he will
promptly proceed to forget all about it. So
far as he's concerned, it will be just another
wide place in the road. !
But what a different reaction when h e 1
comes to Maggie! He immediately sits ud and I
takes notice. He wants to Imow how come the 1 tu, ,, 1U J1
u , , . , - Do you think the city ordinance,
name: How old is the town? By whom was 1 which says that property owners
it settled? Who was the original Maggie? , snou,d keeP vacant lots clean.
And When he t'ets hark t hi h.,0 nu;' snoul be rigidly enforced?
O .v M iiwjiiv. ill VJaiIU,
Pennsylvania or Indiana, he'll proudly brag ' Mrs. David HaU-'Yes. Since
of the fact that he has been to a place in waynesville is a tourist town, it is
North Carolina by the name of Maggie thc' rslonsibilily f each citizen
Tu , T ,. SlS ' help make it look attractive. A
I here are scores of Tndian names in the, lot that is not cared for is an eye
western part of the state,- there are scores of rs,,rc '
names having to do with mountains, views, , N , TTT
ii i '-wo, (i n Davis Where property
valleys, etc., but there is only one Maggie, owners do not keep lots clean vol-
For heaven's sake, ve citizens of that sect llnt;:lilv' lhe ordinance should be
ion of Haywood (Count v: hang onto Maggie' 7' "'T v 8
J "a"t u,uu Jviaggie. to the community if not kept
Don t let the old gal get away from you after u'a 11 "
all these v(ars Talrino- nn- ui '
j wuc .nuni iiiai n ii
wcu-Miuwn spiritual, "ine UJe-time Relig- the
ion, Jet us all join in singing:
"It was good for paw and gran'paw,
"It was good for paw and gran'paw,
It was good for paw and gran'paw,
An it's good enough for me."
By Timniy Hado
r - i mm w v : x - tawwTXfv ' run timr ww , n im-. i'i . we.j
Bits Of Human Interest Nevvs
Of The Mo
Looking Back Over The Years
for the ear-lion.
P.-T.A. leaches goal
-ii standard organiza-
Mrs. R. N. Barber is guest of
honor at luncheon given by Bry
son City Woman's Club.
stroyed by fire.
is completely do- ; from three states arrive for three
day session here.
Road is being improved from
the entrance at Lake Junaluska to
a point beyond the boat house.
Miss Jane Walker, student in the
music department of Woman's Col
lege at Greensboro, participates in
college piano recital.
Dayton Girls' Club entertains j
sailors from the Naval Convales
cent Hospital at party at Piedmont j
Mother's Day is with us :ej.ull
and we think with pride of the l,.,,,.
piness and pleasure that will
extended to mothers evt-ivuheu-
di . in. i ....
nuweia, kii is aim eniertaiiii
will be all hers on this festiv.-
and no one can be more d,
ing. But why confine it to tin ,,,
day on the calendar? Tin-.
still 364 more days in each
And that reminds as of u,,.
story about the man who wrote
on the upper comer of the en
velope: "If not delivered in Ii. e
days, don't worry . . . there are
still 360 days in which to find the
We often wonder if a Rieat mam
people who "lend their ears' i
others, do so in order that th,..,
may hear the thanks and piais'e
they expect to hear. While thev
sing a word of praise, thev .n,. il
tening intently for the echo.
Two attractive eirls of gram
mar school age were having a
wonderful time, standing in front
of a fashionable shop where
beautiful dinner dresses were on
display in the wJndow. They
were turning their heads in ap
proval and dignity as they visu
alized themselves in the lovely
, " '"nidi,
'"" to a,,
l'piJt. nvd and
' ioiJ ami
"'"'U Off Jgj
,M- S'H' was
'" "' her hoc
-!uti. they U
do a lot Df J
Jasper Morgan. U. S. Navy, is
advanced to grade of lieutenant
College in which Miss Mary Emma
Massie participated as attendant
to the May Queen.
10 YEARS AGO
Home of Miss Marian Boggs on
Miss Eula May Thrift and Miss
Betty Jean Boyd, two popular high
school students, are honored at
party given at Piedmont Hotel.
Pvt. Glenn Wyatt
lough at home.
By EULA NIXON GREExJ
5 YK.VKS AGO
i Dorothv Flovve is
! ami James Donaldson is salutator
Sgt. Milas Green receives Oak 1 i;.n of Bethel graduating class
Lent Cluster for braverv. :
i Miss Opal McCracken volunteers
' in U. S. Marine Corps.
Members of high school band
UNCLE ABE'S LETTER
Our "Cold War"
Shelton "Yes. I think
ordinance should be enforced
It would prevent a lot of criticism
and help the general appearance
of the town, too."
Sunday Is Mother's Day
Again, just when the world seems alive,
and everything is colorful, the annual ob
servance of Mother's Day will be staged on
Sunday. TWis day has become one of the
great "love" days of our time, and an occas
ion that is fitting for our recognition.
MIRROR OF YOUR MIND
P:f , ffiAk &3i
fefLf A nil
By LAWRENCE COULt
it, that as bad as living in an insU
tutkm is tor children, especially
very young -ones, some way must
be found so provide "group
homes." The root tf the problem,
she asserts, is that most adults feel
-unconsciously hostile toward chil
dren unless they are actually or
emotionally "their own."
Mrs. Raymond Lane "Yes
we want to make our citv a beau
tiful place, we must do everything
to keep it so."
Mrs. Sam Jones "Yes. I cer
tainly do, especially on Main Street.
Vacant lots which are not kept
clean detract from the town in
general as well as from the prop
erty they adjoin."
Miss Sylla Davis "Yes, I do.
If vacant lots were kept clean the
whole appearance of the commun
ity would be improved."
Views of Other
An thra nton wha can't belicw a woman Iovm them?
Answer: Yes. There Bra men ffia$SISl
who doubt any girl's professions
of love from the outset, and others
who mac are to persuade them
elves they trust a girl's devotion
but end by becoming Jealous and
auspicious tor no valid reason. A
boy who feels he has been "re
jected" by nis mother, for exam
pie, usually comes to the coodtj
ioc that It means there's some
thine radicallr wrong with htm
so that ha does not deserve to be
h It fcord lo find good foster
' Man for childron?
.Answer: Very hard, as social
agencies know only too welL tn
tar4 "fawwfo lliwtab mrf4lil
loTcd. And if you get that idet the British Journal of Medical
rfMi mm fill "mm MwmM anil . Sfwia1 m I J a.
over convince you jfaat abe reaUy ; Cad people who will make good . chances that nay mean riches or
loves you , foster parents, even when paid lor ruin.
Is it natural to nr-fer
A Ben if : That depends n how
you have seen '"conditioned," and
especially on whether your ex
perience nd trnimng have given
you oonaoenoe to your ability to
sake core ef ywurartf, no matter
what happens. Your peaoe ef nand
is more Jrrrportant, even to your
family, tn the 4ong run than
waaltb or uooeea. So if you do net
have this sort of confidence, youll
be wise to concentrate on finding
a secure Job working tor the
Government, for instance and
let tougher-ntinded people take
Pastures Are Money Makers
We are very' fortunate in West
ern North Carolina in that we have
sufficient rainfall to maintain good
pastures. The Production Marketing
Administration offers plans t o
every farmer in our mountain
counties that will enable him to
start permanent pastures. This will
mean prosperity on nunv tarm
The Production Marketing Admire
urn anon win neip the farmer who
plans to build a permanent pasture.
It will help him buy the seed, luy
me iui iinzer and plan the operat
ion. Be sure to vivit the office rf the
Production Marketing Administrat
ion You will find one in ach
county manned by capable, trained
This program offers the farmer
the chance to get permanent past
ures going that will be a blessing
to the farm In the coming years.
Pastures make milk .and meat
cheaper than anv other method
feeding. With the new grasses,
wiiicji nave neen mari txiiHL.
for farmers d urine the nam
years, a plan can be worked out
max win make It possible to graze
cattle in our mountain counties a
bout 10 months in the war.
' The value of pastures alio goes
for the man who has a small larm
, (Continued en Pace 0)
Fifty Years Ago
. Here's a pictur of the "good ol' days"
Ol'-time livin'. ol'-time ways;
Of lace an' frills an' plummed' hats,
Of ruffles, corn's an' puffs an' "rats."
Low-hangin' gowns, big aprons, too;
Thick black hose an' French-loaf shoe
Fifty years ago!
The men wore hard, round derby hats,
High, stiff collars, black cravats;
A long-tail coat of cut-a-way,
With trousers tight style of the day;
A lull mustache with waxed' tips,
Curvin' a little above the lips-
Fifty years ago!
Of big "infairs" an' blushin' brides;
Of huskin' bees an' horse-back rides-
Of county fairs cheap lemonade,
Of the jockey racers unafraid.
Of families large aroun' the board;
Of walled-up spring an' drinkin'-gourd
Fifty years ago!
Of the wagon-days, so dull an' slow;
01' fashion scythe an' ol' fence row;
Hard "crappin' time" an' swimmin' hole;
The little school house on the knoll;
Of flies an' filth an' dread disease '
The "good ol' days", sir, if you please
Of fifty years ago!
tJrT fir?e! The o1' fa-shun what's a-keeping up
wjth Uncle Abe minds theze days well. I woodn't want to
live them hard days over, wood you? Not onless I cood
, (Continued on Page 6)
TROJAN RSEFEATHER?? '
imjAT. JT mO aoimm-
TO WINSTON-SALEM With it0 check
the announcement last week from ! thu belief
Dr. Thurman Kitchen, president i of the met rj
ot wake forest College, that he has appointed
; wouia resign at me end ot thc
valedictorian i coming term. Baptist leaders i:i
j Raleigh immediately started a cam-
i paign for Irving Carlyle, Winston
Salem attorney, to succeed him.
i Wake Forest, with the help ol
Baptists throughout the State, must
raise upwards of $15,000,000 by
1952 if she wants to go to the Twin
i City. The feeling here is that f'ar-
1 lyle, who is chairman of the board i ner was a Bsji
; of trustees, can come nearest to 'other leading
achieving this goal.
This would be following tin
trend, for college presidents an
now not being chosen for thei:
j high scholarship and their abilit
to read Greek and Latin and quote
long passages from Shakesspeare
; and Browning, but lor their ad-
i ministrative strength and canacilv North Carolina
I for "getting things done". ', faili
iisp Baptist J,
canic after H
Hwv J. CI
. riniB Episid
Irynian now is
Mm i bun Has
(list - lis Goi'BM
in in vie ol
ha!:' "f the
PRESBYTERIANS The Preshv- THOSE SAU
terians are on the march ariiiin in smne ut Covefl
I North Carolina. Although no delin- iContininl:
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24 Neon (sym.)
25 A disease of
26 Music note
29 Little girl
35 A shield
37 Species of
S Citrus fruit
J A kind of
17 Care for.
20 An efferves
21 Rub out
25 The skull of
28 Kind 01
29 A class
31 House of i
lord ol to
j Wayne villa
Quality Is Our Cons!
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