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TIIE WAYNES VILLE MOUNTAINEER
THE MOUNTAINEER A Poor Substitute
Wain Street Phone 700
WaynesrflTe, North Carolina
The County Seat of Haywood County
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Marck 2. 79, November 20. 1914
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Monday Afternoen, September 5. 1949
". . . that we may be able to comfort them
which are in any troubl. . . ." II Corinthians
1:4. (Read II Corinthians 1:1-7.)
A Helpless Feeling
Last week, an out-of-state car plunged 130
teet off the road on the west side of Soco Gap.
sailing some distance through the air. carry
ing two passengers to what looked like sure
Fortunately, both escaped with minor in
juries. The cause of their accident, which demol
ished their car. was faulty brakes. In fact,
their brakes just stopped working, and the
vehicle gained such speed that the driver had
no control over its direction.
We do not pose as an authority on auto
mobile brakes. We know that they are the
most important thing next to a sane driver
Perhaps the brakes on the car in question
were checked just before the accident we
don't know. But the failure of one set of
brakes, and the close call the occupants had,
brings to mind the necessity of having the
brakes tin our cars checked more often.
Since tne State of North Carolina saw fit
to discontinue the inspection of cars, it is
now the duty of every owner of a motor
vehicle to see that the brakes are up to par at
There is no more helpless feeling than to
call upon brakes, and haye them fail to re
spond. Perhaps a few minutes of your time
now to get yours checked will save you that
utterlessly helpless feeling when you are
on the wav down a mountain sometime.
Hayweod's Corn Growers
It 1s not surprising to learn that Haywood
leads the state in the number of applicants
in the 100-bushel corn contest this year.
This county has 136 applicants, while Wil
son is just one behind with 135.
Cherokee is the only other county in this
immediate area listed, and they have nine.
For the past several years Haywood farm
ers hav been paying lots of attention to
raising corn, and. the yields have shown a
remarkable increase, some going beyond the
136-bushel mark, which is a lot of corn from
An 'Vitnplified" statements dangerous?
Answer: They may be, since by
failing to qualify some broad as
sertion they give anyone who
wants to do so a chance to dispute
tt or distort its meaning. Yet with
out such statements there could
be no teaching, especially in the
lower school grades. You can't
teach a chjld the "theory of num
bcrs" (an extremely abstract
. Mancls "mt higher mathematics)
r before you tell him that two and
9m': maka four, aod despite what
; aieAt to'e occasional exceptions
' ths broad statement that "honesty
lth4 bast policy" Is sound prln-
Shwil HNin hlp Wis who
choos hor clrii?
Answer: There are cases where
this is impracticable, but where
it is not a maa is foolish to allow
bis fear of seeming sissiAed pre
vent his helping find the answer to
this problem which is so impor
- tant to- m storms! woman, la tlM
(Ceprrish. ISM, Ktae Tmm
Before school ended last spring, a voting
high school girl decided that above all things,
she wanted to take a course in home econom
ics this term. All'summe- rhe had looked
forward to the day school would open so she
could start studying the art of cooking, sew
ing, and general homemaking.
She found, upon the opening of school, that
she was one of 30 who had to wait another
year before taking home economics, because
of the crowded conditions.
Naturally she is downhearted. She is old
enough to know that what she learns in a
home economics course will remain with her
Instead of learning to cook, sew, and do
other practical things, she is taking Latin.
Perhaps we are old-fashioned, but to date
we have never heard of Latin helping make
a happy home, and we feel it is a poor sub
stitute for home economics. We trust the day
is not far off when there will be room for
such students as this to get the courses they
need, and which will be beneficial through
Waynesville is getting to be quite a city.
Have you driven around the city limits
lately from the Hospital to a point near
Dayton Rubber, from out on the Dellwood
Road to a good ways out on Highway No. 276?
It takes in a lot of territory. There are a
lot of people in the area, and many people
who have r.cently moved in tq make this
The town has grown beyond that time
when everyone knows everyone else, and
where they live.
The time has come when . the names of
streets, and house numbers play an important
part in our everyday lives.
Accurate addresses arc also playing an
important part in getting mail on time, and
for that reason, the post office is urging that
house numbers and street addresses be given
on all mail. This request came from Post
master J. H. Howell last week, as some of
his city carrier's are hav ng troubles finding
people. The same situation exists in other
towns, and all citizens are urged to address
mail properly, and thereby assure its delivery
promptly and correctly.
It begins to look like Waynesville is grow
This newspaper likes the manner in which
the town officials are going about putting in
water lines, and starting garbage collections
in the newly annexed areas.
It was not long after East Waynesville
became a part of the town that street lights
were installed, and water lines put in and
work done on some streets. The same thing
happened on the Dellwood Road and out
It was exactly 30 days to the date after the
election, that cast iron pipe was unloaded
on the site for a waterline into the Aliens
Creek and Country Club sections. Garbage
collections also started within the 30-day
All this shows that the town officials are
doing what they can, just as fast as finances
permit, to get facilities to the new areas. Of
course, the new areas are. in a sense, a lia
bility for a year or so, until at least the prop
erty is on the tax books.
The town officials are to be commended
for their action, and above all, for staying
out of debt.
By lawrence gould;
first place, every interest married
people share draws them closer
together, besides which a man
who has helped choose a dress or
hat has no excuse for quarreling
about its price or whether it's be
coming. The same reasons : pp)y
to a wife's helping a man choose
his clothing, which of course is a
more common practice.
i Bee learning ability prove
Answer: Not always, says Dr.
Frank A. Beach of Yale in Natural
History. There are even kinds
of learning at which animals sur
pass men. la one experiment
which involved learning their way
through a "maze," 27 white rats
mastered the problem faster than
38 college students, though they
also forgot what they had learned
sooner. Many geniuses have been
slow learners in school and the
students who rate highest in ex
aminations are not always most
successful later. Intelligence (s
proved, not by easy learning but
by luuUntandiog what you leacp.
They'll Do It Every,
X DON'T KA40VJ A THING
DOCToS, JERPV8UT WHAT
you con6 twa:' for ? you'RE
NOT TAKING THE HEAD OFF
ARE VOU? DON'T AWKE A
PROJECT OUT OF IT-IT JUST
MISSES ONC5 IN A WHILE
k X THINK IF OU JUST
CLEAN THE ROINTS-
15 YEARS AGO
Waynesville is divided into four
wiling precincts instead of two.
Contract for building Soco Gap
Koad extension lo Cherokee to be
let next week.
fast team this season
have heavy. !
Mrs. It. N. Barber and daughter,
Aiiss Mary Barber, return home al
I.T a cruise of the Mediterranean
and a tour of central Europe, the
Holy Land, and England.
I.I Mint Heed returns to Self
ridge field. Mich., after a visit at
By EULA NIXON GREENWOOD
REDWINE RECEPTION Drink
rot the red wine . In North Car
olina, men of distinction prefer
bourbon. Robert W. Redwine. ad
vertising man, etc., had a little
party on the opening of his new
offices in I he Capital Club Build
ing here a few nights ago. He had
some big names there, too. But
Agriculture Commissioner L. Y.
Ballentine slole the show. Just as
festivities were reaching the loud
talking point, in strolled Stag (who
neither smokes nor drinks! bur
dened under a crate of milk warm
from the udders of contented cows
on his farm at Fuquay . . .
LOOKING AROUND Despite
:,lu" lfirigs Kerr Scott says about
) "' """"S local Politics re-
; ports are persistent that Ins fol-
: lowers are determined to kill on
! some Scott oonosition nreltv soon
now. With the Primary less than
10 months away, his disciples are
looking around. One of them this
one from Edenton was in Raleigh
last week ami said that Scott man
agers and assistant managers in
Chowan. Perquimans, Pasquotank
and Bdtie are surveying the field
for pro-Scott men for the Legisla
ture. Indications are that there is
somewhat similar activity in other
If Governor Seott wants a rub
ber stamo. ditto Legislature, he is
entitled to try for it but it' is not
generally conducive to good gov
ernment, and was not the rule in
this State until the late O. Max
Gardner took over with the 1929
Legislature. Twenty-three men
lrom that session subsequently
landed on the State payroll be
cause thoy followed the Governor,
whether to do so agreed with their
consciences or the thinking of the
people hack home.
The rubber stamp's most ardent
practitioner of recent years was
probably the late J. M. Broughton
vho kept Robert Grady Johnson
1,1(1 scar Pitts stationed in the
wo houses for the purpose of kcep
ng legislators in line.
LETTKRS Charlie Parker says
his column is correct in saying
hat expenses or the Governor's of
icc are exactly double what they
vere when R. Gregg Cherry held
orth. But. he Says, in fairness to
he present Governor jx should be
minted out that the work has
Joubled. In what way particularly'
Letters: Letters!! Each one is an
swered, too. in some way. Scott
wants the people- to continue ot
VISITORS It is apparent
hrough a look at the registration
book and a casual glance at the
outer office that visitors to the
Governor s office have dropped off
rather sharply. They still come!
though, and one or two with pecu
liar names. From Reiosville for
Instance, came one who slpn.n'm
I self "Coat Meat" Harrison. Then
(there was the old perennial, T
, Lenoir Gwyn of Waynesville. Sec-
retary of State Thad Eure of "Hert
HE DON'T KNOW
A THINS ABOUT
kNOWS HE WANTS A
FOR TUB PRICE OF
JERRY WILL DO
- f w,
JOB ON H!S SKULL IN
A MINUTE- HELL
ELSE HE'S THE
mm. . tn i w.'iii.u h;iiis hc.mkwi. Kaiiv 7 1H
Back Over The Years
10 YEARS AGO
Hail storms hit four sections of
the county, ruining 50 acres ol to
bacco. William Medford is named pres
ident of the Haywood Young Dem
ocrat ic Clubs.
U. S. officials may America's
course in case of hostilities abroad.
Miss Ola Francis is married to
Edwin Thomas iMiiiclien of New
York. John Abel of Bethel wins Lions
Club award for achkw-rrcnt with
John Nesbitt: Whv
wood County sponsor
Finney Timbes: Why dor -n't the
town of Wayne vi lie w.'.sh Meadow
Street any mor ? The re id nts on
that street still p;. lln ir taxes ju;;t
as they always have, nd they pay
as much as the oth. r people in
town. But they haven'l seen the
sprinkler truck out there in about
Bill Sawyer: Why don't you have
more news about our Waynesville
High School football team? It was
great last year, and it'; poing lo be
line this year. How about giving Hie
boys plenty of publicity?
Rev. Mrs. C. O.
doesn't the public
how more ap-
ford Hall "., Route 5. Raleiah, is in
the Governor's office many times
each week, but solemnly signs the
registration book, as does Tom
Bost. who frequently signs it, thus:
"Rev. W. T. Bost ". Other notable
visitors last week: Clyde Auman,
West End; and ,1. L. Lawint. Don
ald Lee "Pink'' Lawing, and Roger
William Price, all of Ml. Holly
' By Jimmy Hatlo
HE DON'T KNOW A
THINS ABOUT BOOK-
iceniki oi mt utAJ-r'iT
you HEAR HIM SQUAWK
till lr"L I I I W I 'm jm an
THIS JOINT OU6HTA
BE RUN LIKE A
IN THE OPERATING
SUCH INTEREST N6
5 YEARS AGO
Rat-killing drive is concluded to
day. J Seaman Bill Prevost is at home
Miss Polly Francis is married to
Lt. Jack F. Hogan, U. S. Air Forces.
Miss Corinne Wagenfeld is bride
of Lt. Robert Anton.
Larry H. Cagle. CM 2c, and
Pie. Robert M. Chafin, brothers-in-law,
meet in the Pacific war the
atre. Lions Club hears address by Mrs.
Sam Queen, superintendent of
Letters To The
Kditor The Mountaineer:
The membership of the Rich
land Garden Club wish to extend
to you their sincere thanks for
your cooperation in making our re
cent flower show a success.
Very cordially yours,
ETHEL M. LUTZ
WANTS HIS UPPERS
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (UPl The
man spoke with difficulty. But he
made the police desk sergeant un
derstand finally that he was from
Topeka and that he'd lost an im
portant item on a visit here three
weeks earlier. He was wondering if
his upper- plate had been turned in.
preeiation for our radio station and
its great service to our county?
Emmett Phillips: When is the
city Ruing to start paving the
streets in Aliens Creek or at least
fix the ones that are there?
F. A. Justice, Crabtree: When i;
the radio going to raise the stand
ard of Sunday morning preachinf
other than i that at the 11 o'clock
Judge N. C. West, Clyde; Why
don't the Haywood County mer
chants and grocerymtn alternatt
the days when they are closed foi
half a day so the working peoplt
and farmers will have some plact
to buy their food, particular! v or
Wednesday afternoon for. the fol
We knew thut Way,;,
growing ut a n.pid ,):k.(
do not believe il (.(Ji
rltory ugsU-d In a .'
ing young lady ie(, ,,,
marked as we caim- ul
tauranl one eveimi;; u,.,
most unusual lo M,
parked alonp, Hi,. M
wondered wli;il n,i;lit H
sion that caused u,,.
Suddenly the yomi;. .
ed: "Oh. 1 know m,,,, ,
are having some vn . ,
ing at CLI.l.owii. l
( J Ll t
11 Hi.- !,-. i !tu
jl lui-t-i .
I I. A I ( ' 1 1 HI
have made an error.
Ann l.n .l ......1
...... L....J.-U uy I '.Ml ,,,
nionolog is sli irtlv soiai
It was a ear o n.,
design and in the upp.
joy its elegant., will,
shade of ( nv . It i:,lt ,
state licen-e tag ami v
en route south tnl.
I" ( ; 111
' ' v itl. iilh
sunsmne and luxury Hm ,
seal was Hie eeutei
for it was fitted
ed bed. satin e
"illi a Inn tun. I,
SCOTT'S SCRAP BOOK
H W E.A.R. .
OK -fdtlR L.E.CS,
15 MILK K
PRODUCT OF TKL
SLA. LEVEL, iJ.
OUCL LVtRV StVtK
OR E1CH-T Kl'iLti fo RUf,
MARCH; OF EVENTJ
More White House Contrcjl
Over Patronage Now Seen
Special i CfiirraJ Ptisi
WASHINGTON' Senator J! Howard McCnl
chairman of the Democratic national d
attorney general is expected to mean even Ug
control over patronage an.1 other hiph-po'iey pi
Washington insiders are aware that Presil
McGrath frequently failed to. see eye-to-eye on S
Such is not the case with William iBnllto
nroduct nicked to succeed McGiath Boyle if sit
man and tneie win oe muff
chief exerutive and the mai
as party pilot
Presidential Assistant Dos
keeps pretty well in the ta-1
play an increasingly irr.portir.
line-up Dawson described b?
of his brightest and most
worked closely with Beyle to
Thus, with McGrath nca'tl
aloof from the hurly-turiv ol
new team is taking share I
tough struggle the Democrat!
William Boyle BRITISH m
tion committees, and aerondt
government in general, are gravely coiwwi
American commercial air dominance posed HJ '
De Havilland Comet airliner
The United States has put its e?Ps in the
engine basket as Britain has ttmM to
tion field enough w bc mm " P '
transport will cost. .hiv n
Most American aviation leaders doflri
that the expense of operating J'1.',
eral acceptance of that mode of air t
The Comet mado Its first fhgM rec J
jt went on the drawing hoards Bntish J
slash the 14-honr travel time between BmP
hurs- . .j.tc (ear Tl
people wno uy i.ie - increascd fare
nr nersnnal V. to pay the WCrea-
yater to less than half.
m TTW SPT PROBE Look tnrih",Tm
committee that United at.on5 .
munist espionage in this connuy fiM
Senator teamen j.
ate group, has made it i
clear that Hs w
alleged link between 'the I'm
has riot yet been compierea
Committee sources aheaay foreiff
munist "underground lailro . 0
United States and has ilnicr a ( ,
The committee, wnicn r. -
f .vnoted to maH rublic
w.JWnrs now are searrmns .
rround railroad." To date, the e
.kept spcret for fear of "hampenn ,
' n,ise of1!!
OVEB-ADMIOT8TRATIO by t
i. ".vor.oilministration oi t
' ;;;ts flre current tM r w1
reduction in headquarters p ,jni!trator J
' Withdrawal of some of tM went
....u ,.-icr State deparu
h mor and more of the , pt
iapan should revert to the JaPn-
i ree";, ..Mnuarter,
Ration of controls over tlu I
i JM.i ...
i the military ana llvV " tr9qpe'!''