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' THE MOUNTAINEER
WaynesriHe, North Carolina
ttala Street Phone 700
Tfce Ceenty Seat ef Haywood County
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W. CURTIS RUSS. ' Editor
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Monday Afternoon, June 11, 1951
No Time For A Court Battle
The request of the Hazelwood board of
aldermen in asking that Waynesville "settle"
the rental on the sewer line used in that rea
took the average citizen of the community
by surprise. In the meantime, the Waynes
ville board is apparently standing "pat" on
their request that the Hazelwood board
"settle" the delinquent water bill by June
15th. These facts are a matter of record and
have been adequately published.
The Mountaineer is taking an absolutely
neutral position in the controversy, but it
looks like the two boards are doing some
ernest shadow-boxing prior to starting a long
legal court battle.
Neither town has the finances to spend on
long expensive court cases, and a court battle
would only tend to help deflate the two treas
urys, and create keen bitterness between the
This newspaper feels that the time has
come for the two groups of officials to meet,
and sit down as business men, and business
leaders, and iron out, agree and solve the dif
ferences this side of the court. We further
feel that the two present administrations
should do this after all, the controversy
arose during their term of office.
The Moun tains Most
Since1 Carl Goerch began publishing The
State in Raleigh about 18 years ago, he has
been a consistent, and valuable booster for
all of North Carolina. Mr. .Goerch has been
extremely kind to this immediate section, and
carried numerous well-written articles and
pictures of this area.
His latest promotion is one of the finest
things we have heard of a man doing for his
state he is bringing a motorcade from the
Eastern and Piedmont sections to Devil's
Court House on Thursday. For compensation
Mr. Goerch will receive the satisfaction that
he has acquainted a number of people with
the beauties of this section. His monetary
compensation will be nil, in fact he will go
in the "red" on the deal. x
Mr. Goerch is giving serious consideration
to making similar trips in the spring and fall.
And our prediction is that all those who once
make a trip with him, will be more enthusias
tic than ever about future trips.
Without a doubt, he is one of the best in
formed men on North Carolina today. He
knows, this entire state from one end to the
other, and being the generous soul he is, he is
anxious to share this knowledge with others.
Western North Carolina has a true-blue
booster in Mr. Goerch.
They'll Do It Every Time
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Looking Back Over TheY ears
5 YEARS AGO
Clean-up campaign gets under
way in the community.
Now The Cost Is Known
About two years ago North Carolina voters
were talking about the two million rural pro
gram, and the interest cost of such a project.
There were a lot of guesses, some cjose, and
some far from the correct figure. In fact, the
correct figure could not be determined until
this past week, then the last unit of 75 mil
lions in bonds were sold.
New the bonds have been sold, State
Treasurer Brandon Hodges has figured that
the State will pay over $37,000,000 in interest
for the next 20 years. The average rate of in
terest on the bonds was slightly more than l1
Even with this huge' debt, we doubt if
there are many people who would vote to do
away with the paved rural roads today.
Highway Styles Change, Too
Today there are 18 North Carolina towns
that have highway by-passes that is main
through highways that miss the business dis
tricts of the towns. The unusual thing, accord
ing to officials, is that the demands for more
such by-passes is growing daily.
There was a time when every town, large
and small, made a hard fight to get the main
highways to pass right down their Main
streets but that trend is fast changing.
Along this same line of thought, James S
Eurch, an engineer of the Highway depart
ment, and an authority on by-passes, said:
"The downtown filling stations and hotels
are opposed. The merchants are usually split,
with the minority being opposed, but event
ually becoming favorable. The citizens gen
erally are favorable throughout, but say very
little until after the by-pass is built and
downtown traffic improvements are obvious.
They generally come to the conclusion that
space for traffic is very limited; that local
traffic brings more business than through
traffic; and they are willing to give up the
through traffic patronage to retain the more
important local traffic patronage."
It has not been so many years ago, that
many of lis would have turned up our nose at
the very mention of a by-pass; but today, it
looks like the trend.'
Roy Parkman has "house wann
ing" in the home of Packman's
Eastern Star Chapter is institut
ed at Bethel with Mrs. Martha A.
Whitesides as Worthy Matron.
Hundreds of signatures are se
cured on petitions asking for air
port facilities in Haywood.
Miss Betty Bradley arrives
from the University of Tennessee
to spend the summer with her par
ents Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Bradley
10 YEARS AGO
W. II, F. Millar is elected com
mander of the American Legion.
Haywood's quota for USO is sat
at $500. Charles Ray . is county
chairman of the campaign.
15 YEARS AGO
Tom Lee opens motor service
business in building formerly oe
cupied by Davis-Boyd Motor Com
Some sections of Haywood Coun
ty are in dire need of rain.
Jonathan Woody is rained a
director of the -Wellco Shoe Corporation.
Mr. and Mrs. Grover C, Davis
celebrate their twenty-fifth wed
Leon Killian, student at McCal
lie in Chattanooga, returns home
for the summer vacation.
-Bits Of Human Interest News .
By Frances Gilbert Frazier
Little Mary and her chum, Betty,
were having a tea party in the
yard. Mary's mother had supplied
them with cookies and milk, and
they were thoroughly enjoying
themselves. Mary smacked appre
ciating lips as she finished her
glass of milk. "My mommle gives
me 'pastorized' milk," she proud
ly announced. Betty was impress
ed. "What's -pastorized milk?
she questioned. Mary was tem
porarily stumped, but not for long.
Whv. it's milk that s : made lor
pastors," was her reply.
"He who hesitate is lost" the
old saying goes. But there's usu
ally a sign post that fuides him
back U the road.
-uuc iias turnetf a k-
shoulder on the admir,
eagerly awaited her Co!
for her advent but J
them shut with icy fig
diaphanous frocks p!a4
pavptipc hnu. I
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by woolens dragged fr,
age closet. Flowers ord
aecorauon have shive
Deauty as they brave
Junes aloofness. Skie
ered their sapphire fai
grey veils through
have fallen, and June
herseit in a bit of a
is so rare as a day in
lumeu out, so tar, to
: MARCH OF EVENTS
Food Supply Ample
For U. S., Export
Miss Mozelle McCracken arrives
from Greensboro College for Wo
men to spend the summer with her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. L. McCracken.
Mrs. Adora Rayne gives lunch
eon for her mother, Mrs. B. F.
Sniatliers. on the occasion of the
iatter's 82nd birthday. '
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by JAMESJiSPU BAILEY J
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After The Tourist Dollar
OFFBRED TITTIER Gov. W,
Kerr Scott himself is an officer in
Hawfields" Presbyterian Church
near his home , and Jjone of ,l),s
chief supporters. One day early
this spring in casual discussion
with friends, the amount he gave
the church last year came up. Scott
is not of the super-pious type; and
there is nothing holier-than-thou
The talk went on for a minute
or two, the Governor not wishing
to appear to be a -goody-goody. He
hemmed and he hawed. Well, he
was finally asked, did he tithe or
not. Gov. Scott emptied the tobac
co out of his mouth, looked out
b'lieve I'll have another piece of
Well, of course, Ui:clo. Arnic's
.wife was right, foi' at tin- aj;j of
89 he "Jest laid right down an.i
The state of Georgia has just appropriated
$100,000 for the erection of welcome stations
at main highway entrances to the state. The tne window and said: "I do and I
program is part of a drive for tourists. So
far, the plans call for four such stations,
built of Georgia -marble. At each station, in
formation about the state is provided, in addi
tion to a comfortable place to pause and rest.
The tourist dollar is being sought after
now, it appears, more than ever.
Ten days from now it will be "officially
summer." The mercury in some places would
indicate that either the calendar is behind, or
the sun is bearing down too much. Anyway
June 21st marks the beginning of summer.
MIRROR' OF YOUR ;MIND-ciii"'
Hellions." To her great surprise
she fouad her "backwoods" chil
dren well behaved and docile. She
believes the explanation is that
these children enjoy "a period of
long natural babyhood" in which
they remain close to their parents
and are "not told they must stay
home, go to bed, or keep away."
don t. I guess you could just put
me down with a lot of other folks.
I reckon you'd call me a bastard
This brings to mind a side of
Scott which his critics are not
sufficiently familiar with and a side
which he never exploits and sel
dom lets into the open.
"If I ever get to heaven." he
said on one occasion. "1 want to be
able to tell St. Peter that I have
been guilty of a lot of things but
on drinking liquor and smoking
cigarettes I have a clean bill of
"Also, I am not looking for one
of those big jobs over there. If
they will just give me a little ap
pointment as street-sweeper or as
sistant janitor. I'll go through
eternity a pretty happy man."
What part of the Lake Junalus-
ka Assembly Program this summer
would you most like to attend?
(Answers to this question were
obtained- by Mrs. Lloyd R.: Jenes,
Mountaineer Reporter for Hom
Are "psychiatrist jokes" significant?
' Aawwer: Yes. For one thing,
their prevalence shows the grow
ing interest in the subject. No
one Jokes about dead issues any
more than anyone "kicks a dead
horse.1' Secondly, because the un
conscious aim of humor is to make
light of things of which we are
'just a bit afraid, the feeling be
hind the current Jokes about psy
chiatrists is undoubtedly a wish
to persuade ourselves that what
they represent is "nothing to
worry about." For once we admit
that there is "something in" psy
chiatry, the next step may be to
face the fact that we ourselves
are not as normal as we want to
Are mountain children well
adjusted? Answer: Yes, compared with
children of sophisticated city par
ents, reports Claudia Lewis, in her
book, "Children of the Cumber
land." Having taught in a Man
hattan nursery school, she had
accepted the idea that it was natu
ral for small children to be "little
- Do sick people like to be
Answer: Not always, by any
means. In dealing with somtfrne
who is chronically or acutely ill,
you cannot Just "do as you would
be done by," because the patient
may want to be treated very dif
ferently. There are invalids for
whom you "can't do too much"
and to whom continual attention
means both comfort end a sense
of safety, but you will also find
people of the "independent" type
for whom the worst thing about
being sick is being helpless. These
resent having to be wailed on be
cause it emphasizes the fact that
they cannot take care cithern
solve. ' . '
DISEASE DEPT. Measles.
smallpox, typhoid fever, whooping
cough, and the like, claimed 868
lives in North Carolina last year
as compared with 5,104 lives in
1916. However, in 1916 first year
for which correct figures are avail
ableonly 7,072 folks died of heart
disease, cancer, kidney ailments,
and apoplexy as against 18,080 in
This means that we have gone a
long way toward conquering child
hood ailments, thus Dermittine
people to get into old age so that
the degenerative diseases can have
a chance at them. It's like that old
song of World War I days: "If the
Camels don't get you, the- Fatimas
Of course, State Health Officer
nuy nonon, irom whom we got
these Figures, says the health peo
pie and physicians have about
stamped out communicable dis
eases and will now turn to a more
detailed study of the degenerative
ones. Well, Doc. Norton, there's
no time to waste getting started on
this new project. We are all head
ing for old age and attendant dis
eases fast,- every day we live.
Frankly, we don't see how you can
win out, to save your life or ours
either. - :
Take, for instance, Uncle Arnie
Smith's wife. She warned him soon
after they were married that he
was going to kill himself eating.
He didnt say a word except
HARD TO FIND In proportion
to salary received, the work of an
assistant attorney general here in
Raleigh is about the most difficult
going. It is no secret that Hairy
McMullan's office is short-staffed.
He just doesn't have enough assist
ant attorneys general to attend to
all the multitudious duties now as
signed to that office. Somehow,
through sharp organization and
long and tedious hours, it gets
But that is one reason if isn't
going to be easy to find a capable
attorney to succeed Hughes Rhodes
who died three weeks ago.
Questions on a wide variety of
matters which come into McMul
lan's office every day would test
the mind of a Solomon. It's a good
place to learn law, but hardly a
nooK to sit down lor a nice, com
fortable old age existence. Posi
tions in the office carry some pres
tige and sometimes lead to lucra
tive jobs with corporations able to
pay better salaries than the Slate.
Now and then one gets promot
ed with the State as George Pat
ton of Franklin, who was an assist
ant attorney general, then attor
ney for the State Highway Com
mission. From there, he became
a special Superior Court judge at
the hands of Gov. Cherry in 1947.
Hugh II. Terrell, Jr.; "I would
like to attend the Young People's
Mrs, D. D. Gross: "I would like
to attend the music programs."
Mrs. George B.
Mrs. Jim Penland: "I would like
to attend the Bible Lectures June
24 to July 7. I think that would
help me be a better Sunday School
! Special to Central Pros
IvrASfflNGTONThe government's farm economists say
be plenty of food for both domestic use and foreign
year and they don't expect mucn cnange in prices.
' Despite high military requirements, supplies in prospect
are more than ample on most commodities. The picture is pi
bright for meat (especially pork), fresh and frozen fruits, a;
' On the other side of the picture drought has lowered whe
tion, butter output is low and bad weathi
.the expecteU supply of fresh vegetables.
However, the. sum total of the picture
And as long as the supply picture remains
the economists say prices won't rise ver
THE DRAFT There's a good prospec
f ense department may be able to m
3,500,000-man force without using the dra
the situation worsens in Korea.
The Army by mid-summer will be aboi
men over-strengthened on the basis of
jmanent schedules. And the Army is
service that has used the draft at all so
The main reasons for the slackening
demands are an increase in volunteeriif
drop in the rate of casualties in Korea. .
Enlistments in the three services are now proceeding at
better than 50,000 a month about the number the Arr.y
planned to draft. But the big question is whether enlistmeii
continue at a high rate if the draft were not being used.
ANOTHER RED PURGE Reports from behind the Iror
say that still more Red purges are underway, this time in
which has been generally regarded as one of best control
These latest reports follow the usual pattern Soviet om
taken over direction of some Bulgarian military forces, a
spread arrests are being carried out.
In fact, one report says that the population of one vill
forced to flee when its local Communist leader was arrested
torting party policy. Most of the refugees found haven in Yu
Coming in the wake of rumors of similar disorders in C
vakia. the Bulgarian reports, indicate that the Russians ar
increasing difficulties in ruling their satellites and may h
hands full without starting any new aggression against uiei
RED H-BOMB Paris, where reports of the first Russiaii
bomb were prevalent many months before President
Truman informed the world that the Communists did
have one, Is now seething with reports of near de
velopment by the Reds of the dread H-Bomb.
These reports of the H (hell) Bomb are to the effect
that Soviet leaders hone to test a hydrogen bomb
sometime this year. American scientists frankly are skeptil
Russia could today develop an H-Bomb that would work.
However, they're being more careful in their estimates of
potential for they can't forget that they once estimated
take Russia until 1952 to make the atom bomb.
II. E. Wright, Sr.: "I would like
to attend the Layman's meeting in
G. II. Ilipps and Wilson Tran
tham: "As Church School superin
tendents we are particularly anxi
ous to attend the Superintendent'
conierence tne last 01 juiy.
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Lloyd R. Jones: "I think the
Camp Meeting will be a grand op
portunity for young preachers and
for the people of today."
He was reappointed for another
two years last week by Gov, Scott.
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