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Monday Afternoon, May 7, 1951
Never Discontinue Haywood
The formal announcement has been made
that the program for annual Haywood Coun
ty Day at Lake Junaluska is complete.
Along with the announcement came the
statement that at one time, serious considera
tion was given to foregoing that day or the
opening of the season for the Assembly. It
was a wise decision to carry on to carry on
a program, and a tradition which has tied in
the county and Assembly all these years.
; The Mountaineer has always felt it fitting
that the first formal program of each season
ot the Lake be given over to the people of
Haywood county. Certainly there could be
no better formal opening for this great in
stitution. It is true that some phases of the original
Haywood county Day program has gradually
changed during the years, but the general
principal, the spirit, and the recognition re
mains the same.
Lake Junaluska is a vital part of Haywood
and Haywood county citizens play an im
portant role to the success of the Assembly;
' never should anything be done to discontinue
Hhat first (Jiff 1)f the season's frrograrn from
being Haywood County Day.
The Parkway Takes Shape
Early last fall heavy dirt-moving machines
crept slowly up Highway No. 19 to Soco Gap,
and there turned right, and began eating their
way over about 5 miles of mountain to Black
Camp Gap. Today there is a wide ribbon of
graded roadway from Soco Gap to Wolf
Laurel, and on to Black Camp Gap. This
roadway opens up some scenic views that few
people have had an opportunity to see.
This week, additional heavy equipment will
begin spreading tons and tons of crushed
rock on the roadway, preparatory to the final
surfacing of what will become a modern road.
Of course the spreading of the rock will take
weeks, as will the settling period to the sur
facing but all of it adds up to the fact, that be
fore too long, the first completed section of
the Blue Ridge Parkway west of Asheville
will be finished and that day will be a day
of good news.
On Tuesday, the majority of the towns of
Western North Carolina will have municipal
elections. . . , . '
In Haywood, only one such election will be
staged at Canton.
The scheduled elections for Wavnesville
and Hazelwood have been deferred until af
ter the voters of Hazelwood decide on the
question of merging the two towns' on May
26th, Under the terms of a merger, five alder
men, and a mayor would be elected. Should
the merger not be perfected, the two towns
would hold separate elections, naming a
board of three aldermen and a mayor, per
haps around June 30.
The Clyde town election is also set for
. June. ' . ' ':
Getting back to the Tuesday elections, we
will naturally be interested in watching the
outcome of the two full tickets in Canton.
And on the other hand, we will be intensely
interested in the water bond election in Ashe
ville, where the voters are being called upon
to approve two and a half millions in bonds
for expanding their water system. This is a
sizable sum of money, yet water systems
regardless of cost, are one of the most essen
tial necessities which confront a municipality
today. Our neighbor, Sylva, has just "evpen
sively" experienced what it means to provide
adequate water under the rigid State Board
of Health standards and we heartily agree
with the standards which protect the lives
of the people of a town and community.
While we feel electing good town officials
is of vital importance, we feel the citizens of
Asheville have the greatest question to an
swer in their bond election. Since adequate
pure water is a matter of life and death, we
have no fear as to the outcome of their decision,
i hey II Do It EveryTime
By Tuniny Hatlo
Here's ohz foik the eco jerkley
SPEMDS BiS DOUGH FOR, THE SHOES
f- VEARS OK'E DAY A WEEK.
3lT THE WORK DOCS HE FLOJGHS
AROUND iM 16 HOURS EVER DAY"'
. 3 BUCKS HE PAYS FOR 'EM
The Shape of Things To Come
It is almost unbelievable just how fast the
new $100,000 apartments at Lake Junaluska
are taking shape.
It seems like almost yesterday that the an
nouncement was made that work would start
on the project. Now workmen are putting up
the framing. The contractor says the building
will be ready for use by June 15, thus giving
the Assembly two modern apartment houses.
The one finished about this time last year, or
a little later, has been completely reserved for
the entire summer.
The work of renovating the Terrace Hotel
is another major step for the Assembly, as is
the enclosing of the auditorium with glass.
The latter project is to be completed by June
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The impressive point of all this, is that the !
improvements are of a major nature, and per
manent. And all this has been made possible
by the growing interest of the Southern Meth
odists and their friends.
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Looking BackOverThe Years
15 YEARS 'AGO
New water tank in Canton rips
apart, releasing over 200.000 gal
lons of water.
Emily Siler and Lester Poteat
win prizes fur the best acting in
'he high school senior play. "Come
Out of The Kilchen".
10 YEARS AGO
Southern Railway passenger
trains between Asheville and, Mur
phy are suspended on account of
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Miller of
New York City have charge of the
dining room at the Waynesville
K. H. Hanson of Caledonia,
Minn U vkltlnt his Hrnther. C C.
Mr. and Mi s. James, W. Killian ttacB . rirta fhio i. m am
I1UIIOU1I M 1 W I TUV, 1 III-) ig I"
In! time the brothers have seen each
other in 22 years.
snend week end with friends
5 YEARS AGO
The Mountaineer will become a
semi-weekly newspaper on May 21,
One hundred dozen eggs and
bushels of ramps are eaten at the
ramp convention at Black Oamp
Charles Gibson, Seaman second
class, is given discharge from
William O. Dover, yeoman first
class, is discharged, from the Navy.
. JU thrift-
P JAME$ H.PQU BAILEY
THE WOMFA - .Suppose you saw
about Mrs J. W. m.:m of Raleigh
being elected pre-iilrnt-' of the
A Serious Work
It would be hard to even Imagine a county
without active, and aggressive Home Demon
stration Clubs, such as we have here in Hay
wood. Last week the group observed their na
tional week, but Tuesday will climax the .oc
casion, with a district meeting here.
The women take their work seriously, and
rightly so, because the business of homemak
ing is a serious matter.
And our county, our children, and our liv
ing standards will rise and fall in comparison
to the interest manifest in homes by the wo
men. Here in Haywood, we have every right
to be proud of their work, and achievements.
Mav their numbers increase.
MIRROR OF YOUR MIND
, By LAWRENCE GOUL&
mutual respect and affection is
"a brutal thing" for everyone in
volved, since the slightest differ
ence or quarrel revives all the
bitterness in which R began.
Even freedom from the stigma of
illegitimacy is too high a price
for a child to pay for living with
parents who hate each other.
State Federation of
Clubs. She is ( in of North Caro
lina's really mil -tr.rriing women.
She has raided a houseful of fine
children, all now vrown and mar
ried and dotn : well, and at the
same time has played a leading
role in church work and female
community duties. For 20 years she
has been teacher of a Sunday
School class which now has en
rolled upwards of 100 mothers.
You wi'l remember her husband
as being the attorney who was so
prominent ' the Raymond Hair
Case a year aso. Mrs. Bunn is
from the red hills of Yadkin. One
of hor brothers is Egbert Davis.1
president of Security Life and
Trust Co. in Winston-Salem and
the founder of Atlas Supply Co.,
which has outlets in several sec
tions of the State. Another brother
operates Davis Dent. Store in Win-
ston-Sah'in She was chaplain of,
the Sir Walter Cabinet, legislative
wives' organization, this year. ;
Meredith College alumnae all over
the State remember her both as
Maude Davis, and later, as the
president of their association. I
Those 1,400 women who gathered
in Charlotte didn't spend all their
time chattering, chirping, gush
ing, and gurgling. Mrs. Wilbur
Bunn is of the salt of the earth.
DOUBT DISPELLED Those
folks who have had their doubts
as regards Gov. Kerr Scott's future
political ambitions saw them
rudely dispelled last week when
he went to Washington and told
National Democratic Headquarters
he wants to see Harry Truman re
nominated and re-elected.
Scott is following that adage to
the effect that "the nicest fruit is
away out on the limb".
Furthermore, the Governor told
'em he would like to see the 1952
National Democratic campaign be
gin on his farm in Alamance Coun
ty. It's a long way to Tinnerarv
and a fur niece to Haw River. Men
don't go through such antics for
nothing. Or in other words. Who's
got the thimble?
So, Pink Deyton, an able and
likeable fellow, is leaving his posi
tion with the State Retirement Sys-
Woman's i tern (where he assisted his cousin.
Director Nathan Yeltoni to take
over the place Jones left. The
Deytons are from Yancey County.
C. P. Deyton's wife is the former
MUs Ruth Jarrett of Marion.
Gurney P. Hood's dismissal thus
began a chain of promotions which
occur around here 'quite frequent
ly. Jones moved to Hood's place;
Deyton to Jones'; and, next, some
body to Deyton's place as admin
istrative assistant in the Retire
ment System; and on down, and
up. the ladder.
Ratclif f e Cove CDP
To Meet Thursday
MRS. CARL JONES
The, Ratcliffe Cove Community
Development Program will hold its
regular meeting this Thursday
night, May 10, at 8 p. m. The meet
ing will be held in the Community
A program of particular interest
is promised by the Program Committee.
re on i
What do ynu think are ihe es
sential qualities uf a good secretary?
Mrs. Lucy Jones: "Everybody
around here knows Louise Stahl;
and she has every quality of a good
secretary that's the best descrip
tion I can give you."
William M e d f o r d : "In my
opinion there are two particularly
important qualities. The first
is dependability and the second is
being friendly and courteous to
the people who visit the office a
secretary must be able to meet the
Harry A. Bourne: "The two out
standing qualities of a good sec
retary are trustworthiness and dependability."
May spider bit cau hysteria?
' Answer: Not all by itself, says
t)r, Howard F. Gloyne in Imago.
But the "dancing mania" ot the
Middle Ages probably was due to
the combined effect of systemic
reaction to spider venom and of
hysteria based on fear. "Taran
tism," or the wild dance known
as the tarantella, was believed to
be caused by the bite of a taran
tula, but actually embodied a
mixture of fear and repressed
sexual desire which was com
ntunicated to spectators and be
came mass hysteria. Incidentally,
.there is laid to be no record of
.a tarantula's bite proving fatal.
Is forced marriage ever
Answer: Very rarely, says Mrs.
Hillary M. Leyendecker Of the ,
Community Service Society, New
V York. Even for unmarried moth
ers, it is generally no real solu
tion, especially from the stand
point of its later effect on the
baby. For a marriage not based on
(Copjrrtant, 11(1, KU( tmtvm Ijrm4kmt, Im.)
Is memory controlled by
Answer: 1 believe so. Normally,
the strength of the impression
anything makes on your mind de
pends on how much emotion for
Instance, the thrill of satisfying
curiosity- it arouses, though con
versely, painful feelings like fear
or distaste may make you unable
to recall what you "know per
fectly well." Even information
acquired through suggestion
perhaps while you are asleep or
hypnotized-i-is retained because
of your submissive feeling toward
the authority embodied in the
voice by which it was spoken.
The Same feeling makes the aver
age person "do as he is told," if
given orders firmly.
UP THE LADDER When W. W.
Jones was suddenly appointed
State Banking Commissioner two
weeks ago. his ion as treasurer nf
the big State Employees Credit
Union here became the goal of
State employees and others all
around Capitol Hill.
AH told, there were approxim
ately fifty applicants for the job,
The man who got it last Friday was
C P, (Pink) Deyton, who, helped
organize the credit union and was
its first secretary.
He is a brother of R. G. Dey
ton, who prior to Kerr Scott's
coming on the scene was Assistant
Director of the Budget. Deyton
was not turned out by the Govern
or. He left before Scott had a
chance at him. to become assist
ant treasurer of the Ecusta Paper
Corporation at Brevard. About a
month ago he, was made treasurer
The Girls Auxiliary of the Rat
cliffe Cove Baptist Church enter
tained the G. A. of Allen Creek
Church-with a social last Monday
night. The party was given in the
Hatclilfe Cove Community House.
Games were part of the even
ing's entertainment, and refresh.
ments were served.
Sponsors for the affair were Mrs.
Bob Caldwell, Counselor of the
Ratcliffe Cove G. A.: Mr and Mrs
Gordon Scruggs, and Mrs. Blanche
Franklin from Aliens Creek.
Jonahtan Woody; "It goes with
out saying that she must be cap
ableshe must know her short
hand and typing and spelling. Then
she needs a good deal of tact; and
she should be wholesome and
friendly. In a bank, particularly,
she must be able to keep matters
confidential . . , And good looks
don't hurt, either.''
G. M, Kimball: "In my business
the ability to meet people and talk
intelligently to them is most im
portant. Of course she has to be
able to type and all the rest of it;
but mainly we need the ability to
create a good impression and
that means having tact and using
Dr. Thomas Stringfield, Jr.:
"First, she must be a willing work
er. Then she must be courteous to
my patients. She must not talk too
much nor too loud. She must al
ways look neat; and her work must
CAUGHT IN THE MIDDiF
Dits Of Tliiman Interest Neww
By Frances Gilbert Frazier
It matters not on whichever side
of the fence you are sitting in the
Truman -MacArthur display of
showmanship, you are watching
the greatest show on earth and
one of world-wide importance.
Coming at a time when nerves are
taut With uncertainty and appre
hension, the participants have rid
den hard and mercilessly. The
spectators have been carried away
on the shoulders of emotion and
have cheered and booed indiscrim
inately just waiting for the "fall",
when they will immediately climb
over the fence to the field of the
victor. , - .
All of her conversation was
trimmed with "I"-let embroidery.
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observed -v.. . 4
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MARCH OF EVENTS
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Poll Tax Elimination
Just Matter of Time?
Special to Central Press
-tvrASlilXGTON If the pace of the last few vear i. v.-
poll tax, cause of so much controversy on the America J
rcene, probably will be virtually eliminated before Cnn.-1
around to doing anything about it.
ncuni.ijr fluwi," voiuiiiia vulcu uui me yvil lax andrtOWTM
is apparently rid of it by legislative act. Earlier XortkrJ
lAimoioua omu (jeorgla tiad dot,
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iiicic rc uiiiy live poll tax jIiIm
Arkansas, Virginia, Mississippi, AUburJ
; For years southerners In Congress hiv n
all attempts to do away with the poll tu w
Congressional action. However, a mowJ
oeen started Dy soumern senators which
ably could bring extinction of the tax,
The plan, initiated by southerners ii
amendment to the United States Constltuti
lawing the poll tax in federal elections.
states would have to ratify the proposed
ment to make it effective.
It's been predicted that even some of this
states themselves might vote to ratify iJ
amendment, in view of the fact the movement is of southern
POLITICAL LEADERS in the south have always professed
danger in the repeal of the poll m : by congressional statute, pi
out that if such an act were upneld by the united States SJ
Court, it would clearly invite Congress to adopt other
affecting suffrage, now governed by the individual states.
However, there are other observers who incline to the belitf
the legislatures of the remaining poll tax states would simply ul
isaue by the herns and let the people vote on the clear-cut J
repeal, there would be no more poll taxes, or the need of v.;
gressional action in regard to the levy.
For instance, in South Carolina, when the legislature tuthorl
vote on a constitutional amendment to repeal the tax, then
even any discussion; nor could any discussion or argument be tf
as the time approached for the election, and the people by sw
majority quietly voted for repeal
Subsequently Tennessee has repealed Its poll tax by Itpl
action rather than constitutional amendment. The mew
sailed through the legislature easily, requires voters only to pi
pell tax assessed against them for the year 1871. No matinw
of course, had a poll tax assessed against him so long ago.
Backers of the new Tennessee law believe that it will lUl
against any possible court test. In Tennessee -to' repeal the
constitutional amendment would require a constitutional wrvi
which would Involve many other controversial items. The Ten!
constitution is peculiarly hard to amend
IN THE 1948 general election, two states, Virginia and Tests.
on constitutional amendments to repeal the poll tax. The ism.
ever, was net clear cut, and the proposed amendments ere
down with other matter, and they failed to get the approve!
In Virginia, for instance, the amendment would have repeal
$1.50 a year poll tax but at the same time would have r
legislature wide authority to impose other taxes and would ni
quired voters to register annually instead of permanently.
As far back as 1921 North Carolina repealed its poll UxW
aa tho soma in i!m 'FlftrlHa followed in 1937. Georgia
rtlrt flwnv with the lew five vears ago. North
The movement in Congress to prohibit the poll tax J
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mrougn an amendment 10 me unueu oiolcs
tution is sponsored by Senator Spessard L Holland Bock
(D) of FlorWa.who expressed the view, generally
found in the south, that the poll tax issue has been "mf
beyond, the actual effect."
ment with him are Senator!
A. Smathera Florida- Wnltpr V fieorze. Georgia: Herbert 1
nor, Maryland; Harry F. Byrd and A. Willis Robertson, Virr:
L. McClellan and J. William Fulbright, Arkansas; Allen
and Russell B. Long, Louisiana, and Clyde R. Hoey ana
North Carolina, all Democrats.
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about me in connection with the illness ami
I did not nit Martin in the head
I il not hit Martin, with a book.
Martin was not carried out of my ' n ief'
apparently well as usual when lie left school. "
Martin nor any other pupil has been mistreated
I was not locked in jail; I am not Wr bond '"
nave never been arrested nor proserin"" ?
I was not a patient in a hospital, nor I have n
sick since November.
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i did not resign my position as ieui
never been asked to resign in' the tweni.-'-
I have taught.