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A Different Kind
One thing is certain about the agricultural
future.? we shall be dealing with a differ
ent kind of farmer. That point was made by
Wheeler McMillen of the Farm Journal. He
added: "Agriculture will necessarily be
come increasingly a business in which only
men of managerial skill can successfully en
gage. The time is rapidly ]>ussing when a
farm owner or tenant can expect to survive
in business by following indifferent methods
while ignoring the principles of good man
"I do not meant to suggest that the family
farm concept has to be abandoned. The farm
will probably in our time continue generally
to be a family enterprise but it will also be
a business enterprise." One result of this,, he
then said, is that "while our farm popula
tion may continue for some years to decline
in numbers it will inevitably rise in the aver
age quality of business and managerial abil
The succeasfql farm of today is a highly
mechanized operation. Tractors and other
implements do the work that used to be done
by human and animal muscle ? and do it
with infinitely greater speed and efficiency.
New developments in seeds, insecticides and
- various chemical products have also brought
great changes. Scientific water and land con
servation methods save and improve our
precious topsoil. The farmer must have
knowledge ami he must have the proper
tools. And he must be a manager.
This agricultural revolution is as import
ant and-as far-reaching as the far better pub
licized industrial revolution.
Brevard Still Wants
Pigeon River Road, Too
A familiar and delightful editorial tune
from across Pisgah comes from The Transyl
vania Times, in a note of continued reassur
ance of their position on the Pigeon River
Their editorial reads:
Transylvanians are indeed interested in
the anticipated decision of the State High
way commission regarding the building of
the Pigeon River road, which would con
neot this area with Tennessee via U. S. High
way 276 across the Pisgah.
A good presentation of the case of the
Pigeon River road was made at a recent
hearing in Asheville, when representatives
of the French Broad route through' Madisort
were also heard.
The delay in the decision can be termed
technical, in that we learner! this is the
usual procedure of the commission in such
Final decision will be made in Raleigh in
executive session. Needless to say that the
commission was impressed with the testi
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Monday Afternoon, May 2, 1955
A Grave Responsibility
Rests Upon Voters
And Candidates |
During a 12-hour period tofnonow, vot
ers' of four Haywood towns, will name of
ficials who will head the adhvinistration of
the respective towns for the coming four
years. '? v *'
The operation of a town, on an efficient,
and prbgressive basis, is no small undertak
ing ? no matter the size of the municipality.
That, within itself, means that only those of
ability, initiative and a desire to serve ef
ficiently should be elected.
Within the next four years there will no
doubt be many problems to arise to face the
administration of each town. There will be
times when the going will be rough, and
hard decisions to make. A town, at such
times, needs officials who can make the
right decisions for the best interest of the
citizens and the future of the town.
But all that is for those who will be nam
ed?the big responsibility resting upon the
shoulders of the voters tomorrow is to be
sure that they vote for those who are best
qualified for the several places in the tdwn
Efficiency in town governments for the
nevt four years rests, first, upon the voters,
and second, upon those elected. It is a grave
responsibility for all concerned.
Grow Quality, And
Plant Full Allotment
Is Burley Need
Haywood burley growers, in no uncertain
terms, let it be known how they felt about
the program by their vote on Thursday.
A ratio of over 98 to 1 favoring the con
tinuation of controls, rather than give them
up, goes without further comment as to the
sentiment here in Haywood over the pro-'
And this can be said of Haywood farmers,
they gave the matter deep and serious study.
They did not just jump at tonclusions on the
matter, as it has been uppermost on their
minds for some timfe. <>
We are happy over the results, and as we
said before, felt that the continuation of the
plan was for the best interest of the farmers.
With the know-how, and the ability of Hay
wood farmers to produce quality tobacco, we
feel that this year, more than ever before,
this will be proven, and that every square
foot of allotment will be planted. Those two
points are of utmost importance to Hay
wood at present ? quality, and take ad
vantage of every bit of alloted land for the
production of the 1955 crop.
mony for the Pigeon River road.
We have every reason to be proud of the
two statements made in public by the com
mission's two engineers ? the chief engi
neer, W. H. Rogers, Jr., and R. Getty Brown
ing, chief locating engineer. Both went on
record in public as terming the Pigeon River
road "superior" and "the practical route."
The engineers, like the spokesmen for the
Pigeon River project stated their facts
clearly, emphatically, and with assurance of
accuracy. , ?
Word comes from Hendersonville and
Asheville that the commission is going to
commit itself to the Pigeon River route.
Editorially, one of the dailies there states:
"Supposing that its arguments of fact
and figure are accurate, then it must be
admitted that they are impressive. One of
the really patent arguments, of course, is
that some 6.8 miles of the Pigeon road al
ready have been graded at a cost of $2
million. Money has been spent in sizeable
chunks. Ground has been broken.
"To all intents the controversy is over."
They'll Do It Every Time
By Jimmy Hauo
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great to have ttxj back-1
i never realized how *
much y&j meant to the
outfit till i had to work
every night to take up some
of the suck-it) like ,
to see ahvbocv tell ME
hxtre not indispensable--/
DOtfT WASTE I
AW TIME / /
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4M PMOOTy ]
WIGHT *-I LIKE
ONLy BEEN WERE
IWE BOSS LEFT
XXTD THINK 8I6DOME 1
WOULD BE WISE TO 7VUT \
APPLE JAM-THAT* HOW J
HE GOT WHERE HE IS,?/
u WBM-MEM?W4TT \
^DlSWMCE? / J
Voice of the
Why do you think attendance at
high school baseball games is so
Gene Davis?"Just a lack of in
terest and also it is overshadowed
by other sports."
Jimmy Rowland?"Lack of Inter
est and t0? many other activities
and most of the students work af
Tommy Nichols ? "One thing is
that baseball games are in the af
ternoon when parents are working
and students must study, so they
lose interest in the game."
Tyker Miller?"At football games
the majority of the attendance is
adult, but 'he baseball games are
in the afternoon. Since this is the
case we lose the adult attendance."
Stuart Roberson?"I don't think
it is the lack of interest but most
of the students live too far away
to stay in the afternoon and have
to walk home. The parents work
shifts and in the afternoons. 1
wish we could have night games."
Ruth Helen Boone ? "The main
reason I think is because the
games are in the afternoons. There
would be a better attendance at
Suzanne Curry ? "Poor attend
ance is due to laek of interest,
lack of publicity and the games
are in the afternoon instead of at
kifw travel problem ,
Hv> ? f *'?' v
*7 GO NEXT- M
j) SUMMER "
Looking Back Through The Years
20 YEARS AGO
Jack Messer is re-elected county i
superintendent of education.
Mrs. R. N. Barber attends State
Federation convention of Women's
Clubs in Elizabeth City.
Miss Mildred Crawford spends
weekend in Ashevllle with Mr. and
Mrs, George H. Ward.
Miss 11a Greene and Miss Eva
Leatherwood honor Mrs. J. J.
O'Malley at card party on the eve
of the latter's departure for her
home in Chicago.
10 YEARS AGO
Light snow falls in Western
Miss Emily Siler assumes duties
as executive secretary of the Hay
wood Chapter of the Red Cross.
Pvt. Joseph Turner Russell is
now in Germany.
Sgt. William Coffin Willett is
honorably discharged from the
J U. S. Army.
Bobbie Massie is cast as "Han
sel" and Ann Coman Crawford is
"Gretel" in operetta at Central
5 YEARS AGO
Claude Rogers heads Haywood
WTHS seniors have banquet at
Mount Valley Inn.
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Palmer and
Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Corpening
honor Miss Betty Bradley and her
fiance, Joe Cline, at dinner.
Mrs. W. C. Murray of Center
Pigeon is presidtnt of the 24th
home demonstration club organized
in the county.
Willis Smith speaks at Court
A FINE JOB
Editor. The Mountaineer:
It appears that our Blue Ridge
Parkway toll opposition has met
with success. Please accept my
sincere thanks for the active part
you played in seeing that good
Hope to see you soon.
Hugh Morton, Chairman
N. C. Advertising Committee.
FORMER TEACHER WRITES
I Editor, The Mountaineer:
? Thought you might like to have
'the item on the peace project and
I taught the 8th grade under Mr.
! Bowles in 1948. Strangely enough
II teach -8th grade science here and
| have a student?Fairflax Smathers,
a cousin to Senator George Smath
ers in my class.
As a philosopher 1 also wired the
President 'about the visit of the
. Russian farm factory managers.
You may find this of interest.
Paul, Jr., who was in the 7th
, ?rade while In Waynesville. is a
i Ford scholar and a junior at Wis
Regards to all my old friends.
Paul D. Thompson.
(Utter to President Eisenhower)
I hope v'ou will find a way to dp
lay the visit of the Russian farm
?actory managers until they start
?he process of giving the former
?armers their riehts and land. This
nroject, like Malenkov's confes
sion. is an attempt by Khrueschev
?o trick world ooinion into believ
ing that the rebirth of Russian
sericulture can be achieved by a
certain method. You know that the
farm means the same thine to
earth's millions that Gettysburg
means to you. These greet values
of human hannlness the Soviets
would denv. We know, too, that the
success the free farmers of the
earth have had. denends not alone
uoon methods dcvelooed bv free
men. but uoon lone hours of work,
loving attention and pride in the
I soil of the homestead, and the
nroeres?ive snirit of conservation
th?t such 4>rirte promotes.
Right now the wav is being read
ied to throttle the farm coonera
?Ives In Russia and ch**"e thorn
Into ritv fiactorv systems thus seo
vratino mahkind entirely from the
soil The men picked to come hare
would be the trained k echelon of
this attemot and their life would
be forfeited tf thev learned any of
the real reasons of our success.
We stand for something to those i
1 who love the latifl all over the
earth?to the landless and the dis
inherited'of this earth. To have
oMpoModt pictures mod* of our i
free farmers fratemisirR with these ,
By JANE EADS '
WASHINGTON ? I had just
checked mV wraps and wandered
out into tjie entrance hall of the
Congressional Club when I found
myself smack in front of President
Eisenhower and Mamie, who had
Members and their congressmen
husbands who thronged the beauti
ful clubhous# for the big reeeption
honoring the Chief Executive and
First Lady had an equal chance to
move about, freely after their ar
rival. to get a good cl06eup look,
and later to shake their hands go
ing down the receiving line. There
war, no herding the guests from the
honorees as is usual at such func
tions. "Cosv" was the word for it.
"We had fun." said William
tFishbait) Miller, who is starting
his ninth year as Democratic door
keeper in the House of Represent
atives. Fishbait's particular job on
bogu^ farmers would be a victorv
for Krueschev that we cannot af
ford. We would not breach the iron
curtain at all. The United front
against the farmer's disinheritance
(would be breached around the
! By faith in action and by action
I have achieved a certain leader
ship in many areas of the earth in
, dramatizing the rieht to happiness
and freedom and the right to safe
ty. We may coexist militarllv with
governments of force and tvrannv.
We cannot coexist morally and
ohilosoohlcallv with them nor must
we stress too largely economic fac
tors Of human destinv We can and
must win the spiritual struggle
for man's freedom on this earth.
Paul D. Thompson. Sr.
the Hill at joint sessions is to an
nounce the arrival of important
"I got roped into the reception,
thank the Lord," Fishbait told me.
"One of the ladies said: 'You have
a fine clear voice and nice tone,
and I want you to introduce our
members and their guests to the
club president. Mrs. Omar Burle
son (wife of the Democratic con
gressman from Texas) so she can
introduce them to President Eisen
Fishbait spruced up in his best
dark black suit and dark blue tie
and took over the job with relish.
"I know all the congressmen."
he said. "It was a pleasure to get
to know their charming wives."
Fishbait recorded the number a?
he introduced them?an exact 350.
Earlier, as the Eisenhowers
joined the club officers in a down
stairs drawing room, a member
presented Mamie with a huge white
orchid corsage on a silver plate
while many of the guests peered
through the open doorway. Mamie
looked fresh and pretty as usual
and both she and *the President
seemed relaxed and to be reall"
enlovine themselves, thnutfh the
staved but an hour and Mamie onlv
nibbled at one cake and the Presi
dent didn't take any of the delec
table goodies especially prepared
for the occasion.
"He's watching mv waistline."
the First Lady explained with a
"It's a shame to leave that nice
warm place," said Mrs. Earl War
ren as I came upon her in the club
I foyer where she was waiting for
the chief justice to summon their
SCOTT'S SCRAP BOOK
By IU SCOTT ~
? -frfM" MAIHS Sim*. /J
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U* 6,000 SPLCILS
^ of >?IM COVlfc.
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By Frances Gilbert Frazier . I
Finally, the Lady has arrived. The royal welcomev?l1
las been slightly re-arranged and will be held at a later aJ
he guest of honor does not deserve that I or reception 21
ayed but she will have to blame it on her predecesior
lisappolnted us. Odes were written, banners spread and th?9
aid out in all its splendor for Madame Atfril . aru|
She blew icy blasts down the back ot out n ks bentiref J
orrents and tore up the patch with neat-tornadoes.
jenerally unpleasant. The flowers we had *o Eoneruudv^l
ver pleasure, she laid low with hei teat and ^ ^
nlluer.ce over the land
So, who can blame us if we withhold a rousing and J
"Every dog has his day . . ." but some of them (n jjl
But, perhaps, she will have a warm heart and will overtS
sad impression left by her sister, April I
"Every dog ha shis day . . ." but some of them
The world is afflicted with an epidemic of twin diseaJ
are plagues that no doctors can cure. But that doetttll
these illnesses are incurable, far from it Tue prcscriptj
mind and the cure is in the heart ot overs victim Fori
diseases are Selfishness and Ingratitude Ot the two. the J
most infectious and it leaves a scar that not even time tgl
while it destroys all the tissues of benevolence.
Selfishness is the virus that causes wars, murden J
friendships. It is a germ that multiplies until its progeny J
system and destroys all the finer instincts that might pr?l
these two plagues are under control thin and only the]
know the true meaning of peace. I
Read this sign when closing doors: "Easy Does It I
The hard rain had driven Uncle Most away from his J
lounging place on the lower step. But the rain had its cool
he assured himself as he settled comfortably in an old rtxfl
back porch. Wet grounds meant no lawn mowing, nor J
rose bushes and as the old colored man never looked fori
the future, he allowed himself to drift into a haJe of drcamjl
where flowers bloomed and lawns mowed themselves But M
Was cut short by the bossman's voice ... not too gently. 4
your boots and coat. The rain has losoened that bank bJ
and the drain is stopped up. Hustle now." Uncle Mosc rose!
and as he shuffled off, he muttered: "Seems like Nature J
curiest things. When the sun's nice and hot, the old earth!
than a brick but let a wet spell come along, and hit can J
the place. Oh me!"
The louder a hern blows, the harsher the music. And Hi
for some people's conversations.
. . . ? . ? ? ? . : , ? ~"
Congressional Club Honors
President, Mrs. Eisenhower
PFC Sutton Member
Of 'Aggressor Forces'
Pfc. Roscoe C. Sutton, 18, son of!
Mrs. Jessie Sutton, Route 1, |
Waynesville, is slated to partici- j
pate in Exercise Apple Jack as a
member of the Aggressor Force
in May at the Yakima Firing Cen
The Aggressor Force will op- ;
pose the friendly forces to add
realism to the exercise. Apple
Jack is designed to test the effici
ency of infantry and support units
limousine before stepping out into
the wintry night.
TRUTH OR CONSH
N. M ' A P i?While the I
of the New Mexico Sh
Police Assn. held mot1
contests and panel dis
burglat made off with I
of clothing from a dry)
in mountainous and de?
Sutton, a member a
A of the 71st InfanttJ
5th Regiment, entered!
in December 1954 am
basic training at fm
- MARCH OF EVENTS ^
Sh Congress Row Over
Air Navigational Systems I
Would Run Ml
Special to Central Preti I
\VTASHINOTON?Congressional investigators will soosiJ
TT lines with a major row over one of the most corapif
tions ever to face them. I
The battle will be over the Eisenhower administrsto*
reoufrinr the nation's airfields to switch their costly 4
equipment over to a system bacnea ?
partment of Defense. The move is
In 1948, Congress passed a law1
civilian and military airfields must *
navigation equipment to guide plan*
government and private industry &
install the present system. Now. it I
millions more to make the switch..
seems unhappy about the whole thief
gress is going to look into it.
What will complicate matters is tt<1
of the old and the new systems B
Some time before the investigators'
stagd the differences, much less <K"
- * * m'* ' -V. '*? I
| VlftfetbV^r^!.0?~S*naU>r Karl E Mundt ,R|' *"1
Promising whir^? expenenc? as proof of the "lack *'1
*tawrt,al- will vote on a bill until
lift hig tor example, ail anti-pollution'bill 1"
Mundt ln "It was one of 1
ever iu?t ift 48 M P|,ou<, of it as a hunter with ? >**1
amended and ?re comm'ttee action was completed :*|
The 1 i J
made th^'m*'01" **'d further amendments adopted on ttoj
'? promotto^T1* m?re effective in de,a>'nS P?l,uW 1
I ?o tfcflniteiv^'hi^,8 bi" oarrl*<' my name," Mundt eo*W
I th? floor of the iStouat "* ***P tbat 1 sP?kc and voW<l"]
I P1* lesson *ir **nbara*sin( experience, but it taught? H
to acVwT'th. a ,e*islator U to do his job correctly * 4
I the ptecise nm^ .?f C?n*r#*8 or the legislature to ??*!
P14C P">Po?to then^ before him." I
I htolw?^ 08 LOW ROAD?Controversy over "y J
I ary and hm! Profram is centered on a traditional <W*I
Principal .l!"JWket ro*d* veroue interstate h*a*7 ?n
.(ran, ?mPhaaU in President Elsenhower's pro* J
over io year. *^?d*ni system to be built m
I snoot of th? . ?PP?nenta claim that this would ta*? J
big and uJv. ,*, Tnoney available ftor highway build- 1
A^?-i . ! "tUa for leaser roads. 1
I Program ^ration supporters contend the President' J
I present ?v??r ^f"ry for difn and cite many
m?t at Prob,em is HolTj
| able be divWed? h?* should the iaaxl"<BT
I SsMfltakMaT .controversy rages over the proposal to bHi
I be repaid feJ^rUCt lntar,tste system Sine* tieJJB
^^^JWforJo y?r, ^ opponents say this
I ^BHK2??^?oy|d to pay -= ^"1