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THE WAYNESVILLE MOUNTAINEER
r PAGE TWO
Main Street Phone 79t
Waynesville, North Carolina
The County Seat of Haywood County
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HAYWOOD COUNTY '
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Monday Afternoon. May 16. 1949
Another Step Forward
The progressive community spirit seems
to have invaded Iron Duff in a big way, as
the leaders there now plan a community
house, as well as a recreational center built
around a pond donated by one of their mem
bers. Interesting enough, one of the first things
Iron Duff undertook in their Community De
velopment Program, was the renovation of
their two churches. Many improvements
were made on the buildings, new furnishings
added, and a general program of improve
ment carried out.
This newspaper likes that attitude fixing
up the churches, the homes, and then com
munity center for recreation for all the peo
ple of the section.
Perhaps we are just a little old-fashioned,
but we have never quite gotten around to
the point of liking the idea of having recrea
tion centers in churches. The two.just don't
seem to blend together with their programs.
We much prefer the idea of the Iron Duff
community, in building both, separate and
apart, but managed and enjoyed by the same
First-Hand Information For
"Show 'em what you want."
That apparently is the slogan which Rep.
Monroe M. Redden and Charles Ray of the
North Carolina Park Commission have adopt
ed in their program of bringing 25 members
of the House Public Lands" Committee here
for an inspection of the Blue Ridge Park
way and the Park.
Rep. Redden and Mr. Ray's commission are
seeking some additional five millions for
Parkway construction this year, and would
not turn down additional funds' for develop
ment of the Park.
These two leaders realize just how hard
it is to try to explain their points from maps,
photographs and cold figures in a smoke-filled
conference room. The plan now is to
bring all the members of the committee here
and see first hand just what the needs are,
and for what the money can be wisely in
vested. No doubt there will be a large delegation
from Haywood at the official hearing in Ashe
ville on the 21st. and this particular section,
and the counties west of us. stand to gain
everything in the completion of the present
proposed programs of the Park as well as the
Blue Ridge Parkway.
A Conquerer Of Truth
When the average person reaches the age
of 83, they are usually content to sit down
and take things easy.
That might have been the case with Prof.
W. C. Allen had he not been such a "keen
student and loyal historian, as well as a mem
ber of that old school that will go all the way
to get substantiating facts to prove a paint.
Prof. Allen's interest in history caused him
to become quite disturbed over the confro
versal date of the Mecklenburg Declaration
of Independence. Some historians said the
date was May 31, while Prof. Allen has al
ways maintained the date was May 20, 1775.
The difference of 11 days regarding a meet
ing field about 175 years ago was just a minor
detail in arousing Prof. Allen's ire. The fact
that he felt his two history books written for
use in North Carolina schools were correct
on this and many other points, but had been
substituted by books that he hald were in
correct, led him on his diligent search for
further facts. It was not an easy task to j
get additional facts, other than what he al- '
ready had, and convincing others that he was
right was also a major problem.
His search for the truth seemed to have !
given him youthful invigoration as he visited
each of the 100 counties in the state during ,
the past three years, always in the quest of
the point he wanted to prove.
Now, as he is just a few months this side
of 90 years of age, he has uncovered in two
obscure books in ah Asheville library, just
what he-wanted two authentic statements,
from recognized authors.
Since he has gone forth and conquered, we
wonder what the reaction will be for the pro
Knowing his determination, and ability to
stage a fight we expect he will make many a
face red, and get in some stinging blows be
fore he takes off his gloves.
They'll Do It Every Time
By flmmy Hat
"When mom wants a job done,
she can make grenadine feel
SIXTy YEARS OLD1
TUP umie.P 'UPCE.' SWEEP UP
V TME HALL.' WHV) WMEA) I
ViAC V45JP AfiR I WAS
. -xKZEPm HOUSE rt ,
'If T1,f i fiJ 'AT Jt if A C II I
y (jus I uwurs i 7lsu r rw--GROWA)
WOAIANND NEVER DO
VtXJ LIFT A FINGER AKOUNV
TME HOUSE! HERE SWEEP
But when she wants to so out
ON A DATE MOM ckkico j-l-
GRENADINE WAS bTfLL. W IWHckb
DATE WITH THAT
RlLLV BEJBOP BOY ?
B0Y?W, MESA SR0W
A BABYl DATES A i
SAY NOT AND
Looking Back Over The Years
15 TEARS AGO
Real estate transactions show big
C". J. Reece completes five-room
bungalow on the banks of the
Piseon river near Cruso.
10 YEARS AGO
District U.D.O. meeting will be
held here this week.
Meeting is held at the home of
Mrs. Edwin Haynes to organize a
Business and Professional Women's
Too Many Arrests
The police are somewhat disturbed by the
fact that arrests, in April broke all records in
The large percentage of the arrests were
for public drunkeness.
Last week-end the police lodged 20 persons
in jail, 12 of them on charges of being drunk.
The court hands out stiff sentences but the
erring ones come right back, time and time
It is a matter of concern for the community
at large, and not necessarily that of the police.
Miss Francis Ewing of Halifax
weds Earl Messer.
I Increasing interest is shown In
' Flower Show sponsored by the
, Community Club.
Churches of the community plan
to hold union services each Sun
day evening during the summer.
New pipe 'line, now being laid,
will increase the water supply here
by 200.000 gallons a day.
Water superintendent thinks Cue
on water shed is caused from cigar
ette dropped from an airplane.
More than 100 acres on Cherry
Branch are burned.
Leon Killian, Jr . graduates from
Blue Hidge School For Boys.
5 TEARS AGO
Community - wide recreational
program will be launched June 1.
Full time director is employed.
3,639 persons register for 36,395
pounds of sugar.
State Guard needs 25 recruits at
Miss Dorothy Leatherwood is
valedictorian dnd Miss Rosemary
Herman is salutatorian of Waynes
ville graduating class.
Three sons of Mr. and Mrs.
Jarvis Caldwell of Waynesville,
Route 2. are now in the service.
Pvt. Rufus Harris arrives safely
in North Africa.
What is your preatest ambition
iThese answers were given by
boys- tn the senior class of the
Waynesyille High School.)
The Human Side O' Life
"Health, wealth, and
Roland llouser: "To make
place in the world for myself."
Carol Underwood: "To
winning band to a contest.
Curtis: "To enter An-
James Roy Moody:
Another Slide On The Parkway
We are interested to note that the Blue
Ridge 'Parkway in Pisgah will be open to
travel again on May 28th.
Parkway officials have for the past several
years beerlconsiderate in opening the J-mile
section during the spring and fall to the trav
eling public, in order that they could enjoy
the floral displays of flowers in the spring,
and the colorful foliage in the fall.
A recent landslide on one of the steep cuts
in the forest brought huge boulders into the
roadway, and now heavy machinerv with
crews' of workman are busy blasting the rock. P,e "
and removing the slide from the road ' . ' "
It nmirs tn ,,e w 1 . , Jimmy Swaneer: "To be able to
it occurs to us that last season a similar enjoy complete happiness."
slide took place, and delayed the spring open-.
ing. We also recall of slides caused by heavy '
All of this will be a good argument for com
pletion of the project, and keeping mainten
ance on the road.
Amon Lee Swanger: "To finish
college and become a good chemi
Edwin Terell: "To get a good
education and learn to meet peo-
I THE 2nd FREEDOM OF THE
l The 2nd Fievdom sorter puzzled
me fer awhile I wuzn't rite shore
what it merit. Now thars a news
paper press," sez I. "don't reckon
it means that, caze we don't speek
of ma-sheens an' quipment as be
in' free or bein' slaves.
"I've got it!" I shouted, a'ter I'de
studed on the suhjick fer 'bout an j
'our; "hit meens freedom to press
in, to elbow, shov an' push yore
way into a crowd. Inru a crowd or
out'n a crowd at a dawg file. fire. ,
show or giv-away sale: also at the I
Farmers' Fed. Picknicks." j
Now, fokes. this freedom 'plys :
mos'ly to men at a fire or dawg J
fite, but mos'ly to the wirnmen at j
a "mark clown" sale you know. I
whir, they sell 39c artickles for I
51 cts. Also giv away sump'm to
the fust 5 wiminen who air fool
ish a-nuf to git up at 4 o'clock
a.m., git to the store at 0:30 an'
stan' in line till 8:30 in order to
git a-hed o' 1 hundred other wirnmen.
But I haint seed nary spot to beat
With climate, soil an' all com
bine, Thar's not much better lan' for
Than here in Haywood, Caroline.
Our farmers are about the smartes'
I ever seed in all my time;
Proper lej-ums, wize rota-shun;
An' past'ers. fosphate, lime; with
Lates' 'quipment, modern iip-keep.
An" improved breeds o' cow an'
hard to beat us here in Hay
wood, Here in ol' Haywood, Caroline.
An' with our hous-wives runnin'
Yes, sumtimes they' take the
I In keepih' all our homes resplend
Views of Other
MIRROR OF YOUR MIND
By LAWRENCE GOULD
wife suffer is probably stronger
than his love for any other worn
n s a person, sinci? a man who
truly loved a woman would not
talk about her thM way. Hut
again, his boasting suggests that
what he is punishinf Iris wife for
Is her seeming to d-ny his mas
culine attraction, wYieh lie no
has "vindicated ."
My offectibnatcnets b a "magic gttir"?
Anewer: Yes, maintain psychol
ogists like Dr. Theodor Reik. Be
cause we instinctively believe,
especially Ss children, that our
actions have a magic power to
control those ' of "others, we are
likely to be tender and affection
ate to !ople because we long so
much to be treated that way by
tfcem rather than because we love
them, fhe change In a man's be
havior toward his sweetheart after
Ihey are married may mean that
be feels his "magic gesture" has
workwd 'arid does Boi lieed to
use i any longer. He Cotfld not be
' ( A
yi i m T
SkvM fcuibemcr br f
Amrwer: Nothing could be
cruder or in worn trtte-than
for a husband to boast V his wife
of his "success" with other wom
en, ut bis -wanting to do to lias
'some Interesting tm rotations.
1 Obels -that his desM to feakc His
Dees every potential genius
hove an eqCal chance?
Answer: A true genius usually
Will make his own "chances," but
we do leave much potential talent
undeveloped by, our failure to
provide adequate schools in cer
tain sections of the country, writes
'President James B. Conant of
Harvard in Understanding the
Child. Eludy of the listings in
"American Men of Science"shows
a disproportionately small num
ber of tames from states that
: spend less than $120 per person
per year on education, and ehU-
rea is these states cannot have
lea natural ability than those of
tCyrlht. 1M, Ktag iiVirjVii1sMii.'lai )
NEW EMPHASIS ON OLD
j The report of a Wake County
grand jury on the deplorable con
jditions it found at Dix Hill, State
j hospital for the mentally ill, adds
new emphasis to an old problem,
i The grand jurors reported that
prisoners in Wake County are fed I
better than inmates of Dix Hill,
that in some wards sanitary facili
ties arc lacking or inadequate and
medical service not available save
in emergencies. The jurors stated
that the hospital is inadequately
stalled in every respect, and that
additional facilities are needed at
The conditions reported were at
tributed to lack of facilities and
adequate personnel, the jurors
stating that the personnel at the
hospital was competent and was
doing the best possible tinder the
For nearly a decade conditions in
our State mental hospitals have
agittited and shamed many social
ly conscious people of our State.
Remedial steps have been taken on
a number of occasions. But the
Broughton program of remedy and
reform was interrupted by the war,
and high costs of construction!
equipment and operation have Im
posed difficulties and handicaps
upon the hospital administration
since the war. Funds appropriated
to the mental hospital program
have proved inadequate thus far
to meet the gfeat and growing
needs of the institutions.
Now in this economic "leveling
off" period the State has a better
opportunity we believe, to .carry
Cofctia.e on Page S)
Freedom of the press is a grate I
freedom, caze if it wuz not fer
this freedom a few fokes wood al
ays swipe up all the bar-gens, git
all the water mlllyuns at the
Farmers' Fed. Picknicks. an' all
the chicken on Hoine-Comin' Days.
Howsumever. this freedom glori-
I us an wunderful. is apt to be abuz-
ed by the big strong men and wim
j men pressin' theyr way in by push-
in tne weak ns out of the wav.
HERE IN OL' HAYWOOD
(Dedycated to the fokes of Hay
I've bin 'round a little, fellers
Kainluck, Virginny. Maryland
Tennysee. an' all (he southern
This makes a winnin' team, in
deed. No better cooks in all the country
If you don't b'leeve it come an'
Come an' taste the best o' Vittels
Here in ol' Haywood, Caroline.
Then our dodturs an'
Preachers, teachers an
Lawyers, clerks, me-kanicks. labor
ers Somehow we've about the best.
I s-poze it's caze we air a people,
Mos'ly, good in stock a'n'11m :
ifi I An' proud to claim an' glad to
2.T." U: aJOurrlWITOd Caroline.
.... BOUND FEET
Bits Of Human Int. v. '
If we had medals tu ilr,,, j
there is one lady in
who would head the list. SI
going to a party nil dressed
one one ot inose rainv
" . i am l.
was;th, ' .
St) nek., ... , clBl
days we sometimes have. She UmUi i f li
aie wuuw nave 10 park a hltx
away from her hostess' home but
she took it In its stride. Then ns
she started up the steps. Ihi ij
slipped and she sat down sudden,
ly . . . and unexpectedly. oiher
wise unhurt, she got up and s3w
that no appreciable damage had
been done to her dress, then went
on in to the party and had a won
derfu) time. Why a medal'' Hecau-,.
she never once mentioned her walk
in the rain nor her fall . . . and
that takes a real woman to resist
me leuipiauon, to occupy tli
ter of the stage!
' 'Me w
-:- -:- -:- 1 '' Wlot
iiu.vuK- un a lar niiira unuc. , 's m,
ful arm than reprimand i ed! he his
-:- -:- -:- : "istead
She was at least sixty bin nJ ''H
spirit of youth was in her heart.'
By EULA MXON
GOOD AND BAD - Those 25 1 voted
coumies wiuun nave witnin the
past 18 months voted, special
school bond issues, will be in ex
cellent shape if the $25,000,000
State bond issue is passed. How
ever, this ..mount and the $25,000..
000 allocated by the Legislature
is only a drop in the bucket when
compared with the $250,000,000
which is needed right now for
schoolhouse construction in North
The 75 counties which have not
voted local school bonds are going
to find it flatly impossible to get
along on the money they get from 1 Roads and S
the State; and the people, having rContinut
and wil (
he next ti,
the teacher k
prepare the J
issue for tdg
MARCH OF EVEI
Special to Ctnttil Ml
Red Frctsurc on Satellite! I LijIiWf
For Collectivization Seen ! CtmiJ
inPTASHlXGTON State department expert!!
V Moscow will insist ifyon full-scale t
the satellite countries.
The .Kremlin ha jut on the heat for fftf
and Romania. So unpopular it the ttrpwilktH
up most of the population in Russia's orbitUCI
cated Communists quail at the thought of
tries with such a piogria
The State department Ml
insistence on collective fwl
ica new allies among ltiel
BLOM' FOR BEM-M
the United States wouldhit
if legislation sponiored M
leader is enacteJ
ReD Francis E Willtl
pushing a bill to deprive W
Communist party of their 4
deportation after beinj
ship. whil native-born AM
. , A "stateless resi"-i
they would lose many of the privileges tl4
such as voting, holding public office, i
oU,',no. . r..nn!l All. I ill Ilia 11V f tate!. P"l
taming u r.,r.. -
u.i Miv A tree, beariufi
m JI1E.L run nui ... li
necovery uirecior i-am u
.. . .... .i....uiv wil nott"
anorny cue u uw.. ml,(wj
w . .,n vhn the Economies
tor greeted 33 young Dutch farmers r"
. -....i.. Am.rn farm te"
lor six momns io siuu; . m
n W r vn Beekom. who is heading
Rep, Francis L
tree be planted in me iam.
t i. ...cste.! the islam! u 1
worK. van jt-mum
rlands as the idea) spot for the tree
He pointed out that the Island J
anti-Nazi move ana is no"
are being raised to replant the islana
Hoffman, reaching for a me " Mtii
program but added fi,
point van tsecKoni h
tion. that one dollar would be '-o 1
t t :,.. vnll tlve ami"-
is not what distresses me
What I to"
name it the Taul Hoffman men.
i III IIUI ucau j ij h nl
T,-.C, rnmiKed it WOUld t
van tvf.vm j ,v
man tree. ' , 1
TRUMAN TO TAKE hhf A
dent Truman will get far less in" but rJI
of national health
will sign on the dotted line m
thinj is better than nothing
A good many rnfmmi
nartlM obiect to the payroll i .0m
health program. It would hrm
Leaders say privately tn. - fl
will be Bent to tne "imr 0
voluntary rather than a n"
i , --'
Quality Is Our
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