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THE WAYNESVILLE MOUNTAINEER
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 24, J936
THE WAYNESVILLE PRINTING CO.
Mam Street PnoIle 137
Waynesville, .Vorth Carolina
The County Seat Of Haywood County
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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 21, 1936
LOOKING AHEAD TO 1937
For 15 years, Roger W. Iiabson, has given
the country accurate views on coming business
events. In 1929, he foretold the Stock Market
crash almost to a day. In 1932, he foretold the
end of the depression.
A year ago, he said: "business should be
hugging the normal and heading into another
period of prosperity by the end of 1930."
Vh;it has happened? According to all busi
ness charts compiled by the government and
statisticians, and in spite of wars and elections,
business has boomed steadily ahead and today,
stands' at normal for the first time in seven
As we approach the New Year, Air. Babson
tells just, what tto expect in 1937. Read what
Mr. IJabson says about business for next year,
in an exclusive feature in The Mountaineer, in
the issue of December 31.
It has ever been quite clear as to why we,
of the South, persist in shooting otf fireworks
during the Christmas holidays rather than on
the Fourth of July. Lint we do.
With this fact before us, ft is well to con
sider' the. .way and manner of "enjoying" the
Christmas fireworks, since enjoy Christmas
fireworks v,a' apparently will.
A great deal of danger attaches to the pro
miscuous and careless handling of firecrackers.
A hand torn or burned by the premature ex
plosion of a "'cracker" too often means lockjaw;
the hurling .'.of firecrackers into crowds may
mean serious injury to someone.
But peculiarly enough th- r are seme folks
who c-viderJi cannot find enough pleasure in
shoot in ir of!" .firecrackers in a sane and safe man
ner. They must insist in. throwing lighted crack
ers undijr the feet of ot hers or toss them into
the ivii'dle of an assmbh.-d t-'rowd. Tliis way
Chibben. and sometimes adults, too, are
often inclined to hold the firecracker in the
hands too long at the risk of receiving a serious
injury which may result in lockjaw. A good
plan is to drop or throw the lighted cracker,
even wln-ri it fails to "spew." One may not
have the satisfaction of seeing and hearing it
"pop," but at lea.-t he will be playing on the
safe side. Winston-Salem Journal
SANTA CLAUS, INDIANA
There are thousands of post offices in the
United States,, but only one has been named for
Santa Clans, and it is to be found in Spencer
county, Indiana. That there are post offices
named Christmas in Arizona, Florida and Ken
tucky, and that Maine has a Christmas Cove,
seems to make little difference to those who
are anxious that their Christmas greetings bear
the genuine "Santa Claus" postmark. The re
sult is that the postmaster at Santa Claus, who
has an easy time most of the year, is up to his
ears in work and has called for assistance. The
office has had so much publicity that Christmas
greetings are sent in bundles with the request
that the postmaster remail them. Thus every
greeting card envelope would have the Santa
Claus postmark. Ex.
Try at home first is certainly good advice.
In fact, so good, that everyone should be will
ing to take as well as give out such words of
Among the other things this country needs,
is less impersonation of Santa Claus on the
streets, and more of the Santa Claus spirit in
(Sty Jtrfil GUirtatman
And it came to pass in these days, that
there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus,
that all the world should be taxed. And this
taxing was first made when Cyrenius was gov
ernor of Syria. And all went to be taxed, every
one into his own city.
And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out
of the city of Nazareth, irito Judea unto the
city of David, which is called Bethlehem, to be
taxed with Mary, his espoused wife, being great
And so it was, that, while they were there,
the days were accomplished that she should be
delivered, and she brought forth her first born
son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes and
laid him in a manger; because there was no
room for them in the inn.
And there were in the same country shep
herds abiding in the field, keeping watch over
their flocks by night, and lo, the angel of the
Lord came upon them and the glory of the Lord
shown round about them ; and they were sore
afraid. The angel said unto them, fear not;
for I bring you good tidings of great joy, which
shall be to all people. For unto you is born
this day in the city of David, A Saviour which
is Christ, the Lord. And this shall be a sign
unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in
swaddling clothes lying in a manger.
And suddenly there was with the angel a
multitude of the heavenly hosts praising God
and saying, Glory to God on the highest, and on
earth peace, good will toward men. And it came
to pass as the angels were gone away from them
into heaven, the shepherds said one to another,
let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this
thing which is come to pass, which the Lord
hath made known unto us.
And they came with haste, and found Mary
and Joseph and the babe lying in a manger and
when they had seen it, they made known abroad
the sayings which were told them concerning
this child. And all they that heard it wondered
at those things which were told them by the
shepherds, but Mary kept all these things, and
pondered them in her heart.
And the shepherds returned, glorifying and
praising God for all the things that they had
he;rd and seen, as it was told unto them-
THE COMMUNITY SING
The Community Sing Sunday night at the
I 'ark Theatre was a success from every stand
point. The weather kept some from attending,
but even at that, the audience was larger than
some people expected.
The manner in which the people sang indi
cated that they enjoyed the evening, and it
seems it o us that since the trial event has been
staged, that such an event could successfully be
staged (.-very month.
Then1 is one thing about such an entertain
ment it enables friends to know each other
better, affords deligbtful wholesome entertain
ment, and would create a greater love for music.
At pnseiit we see no reason. why this can
not be made a monthly event.
STRIKES IN THE NATION
As a general rule, this section of the. coun
try gives but little thought to the news of
strikes that have been on for sometime in prac
tically every section of the country. It is not
until such strikes begin to make enroads on
our everyday lives do we sit up and begin to take
Local manufacturing plants -at least the
furniture plants are already feeling the effects
of the glass plants being closed on account of
strikes. Merchants' are feeling in some in
stances delays in shipments on their merchan
dise because of the strike on the part of dock
While this is not a pleasing subject to dis
cuss right at this particular season of the year,
it is nevertheless a fact, and one that may cause
some concern before it is over with.
From reliable sources of information, we
learn that the strikes are not in force because
of a wage question, but whether or not the plans
will be union or non-union.
We also learned, that the direct blows are
intended against the steel and automobile in
dustry. Regardless of whom the blow is intended
the "jar" is sometimes felt some distance away.
YOUR NEIGHBOR'S CHRISTMAS
You, yourself, probably are making plans
for a happy and joyous Christmas. How about
Practically all of us have some neighbor
who hasn't been as fortunate, financially, as
some of the rest of us have been. He will be
unable to provide his family with the cheer
which will find itself into your own home. The
ultimate in Christmas pleasure cannot be rea
lized if we know that there is someone close by
who cannot participate in those pleasures and
whose home is darkened by an unhappiness
which it rests within our power to lift. -State
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By W. CURTIS RUSS
For three days I have been trying
to find a suitable subject to w;'ite
about one that is different so very
different and yet timely. At this
very hour no new idea has come to
mind wait here is one yes, I'll do
that very thing. I'll use the same col
umn that I had last year a good idea
even if not tsuch a good column
If I had my way, it would be against
the law to picture Santa Claus with
prominent false teeth.
If I had my way, everyone would be
compelled to read on Christmas Day,
the scripture of the first Christmas.
(Published elsewhere in this paper.)
If 1 had my way, I would place a
heavy line on any person giving the
secrete; of Santa Claus away to a child
under nine. . ' .
If I had my way, all Christmas dec
orations would be down and out of
sight on December. 26th. .
If I had my way, trees on lawn
would be decorated with colored lights
for the benefit of all,
If I had my way, I would stop this
idea of making children believe Santa
comes down the chimney.
It I had my way, I would revive the
old-fashioned idea of hanging stock-
If I had my way, I would give the
hildreti a substitute for firecrackers
to make a noise with.
If I had my way, I would nut chil
dren's clothes on every adult caught
shooting firecrackers and parade them
up and down Main street a whole day.
If I had my way, . I would have a
reserved section at all toy counters
for adults, in order that the children
could peep at thy plaything's meant
If I had my way, I would employ
a crew of trained men and women to
canvas the community and make sure
no child was forgotten.
If I had my way, business would
be suspended for two days on De
cember 24th and Christmas 25. The
holiday on the 24th in order that eve
ryone might rest up for a merrier
If I had my way. I would have
groups of real singers go over town
just at dusk singing old Christmas
songs, and ban the radio bunk during
If I had my way, there would be
nothing but noiseless fireworks, and
every community would have a free
night display of the most beautiful
that could be made.
If I had my way, every adult would
have to attend a public Christmas tree
event where children were given gifts,
in order that those who have grown
too old to get the spirit might have it
If I had my way, it would be a cus
tom to take at least five minutes on
Christmas to visit among the sick.
If I had my way, chimes would be
played off and on all day.
If I had my way, every person would
get a greeting card at least a week
before Christmas, ag no cards would
be mailed after December 20th. (Note
to postal officials, if that idea goes
across, I'll be looking for a pension.)
If I had my way, reference to Santa
ClaUfl would be Santa Claus, and not
St. Nick, or St. Nicholas or anything
If had my way, all Christmas
cigars would have to be smoked in the
If I have my way, everyone of you
will have the best Christm3 ever.
(As Recorded to Monday Xoon
of This Week)
J. D. Sutton to Annie Cagle, both of
Waynesville, Route 2.
Arlo Hunter to Bonnie Bramlett,
both of Cove Creek.
Steve McCiacken to Mattie Kay
Smathers, both of Clyde.
Sherly Mooney to Lois Haynes, both
Clarence Caldwell to Blanche Par
ton, both of Waynesville, Route 2.
Frederick Plott, of Canton, to Edna
Jones, of Waynesville.
Fred MeClure to Elizabeth Robin
son, both of Waynesville.
Earl Bradley, of Clyde, Route 1., to
Annie Price, of Cove Creek.
23 Years Ago
j in Haywood j
Science discovers many causes for
the prosaic stomache. Read this inter
esting artiee, written in easy, under
standable language. One of many fea
tures in the December 27, issue of the
American Weekly, the big magazine
which comes regularly with the BAL
TIMORE SUNDAY AMERICAN. On
sale ati all newstands.
(From the file of December 19, 1913.)
Miss Sarah Hill Hannah spent Wed
nesday in Asheville shopping.
Mrs. W. T. Blaylock went to Ashe
ville Tuesday on business.
Mr. G. C. Briggs, Jr., who has been
attending school in Chatham, Va., has
returned to spend the holidays with his
Mr. Ira Williams, of Atlanta, was
in town during the week, a guest at
the Suyeta Park Hotel.
Mies Louise Muller is expected this
week to spend the holidays with her
cousins, the Misses Satterthwaite.
Miss Evelyn Abel, who has been at
tending school in Washington, is ex
pected home tomorrow to spend the
holidays with her parents.
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Craves will leave
Sunday for Richmond, Va., where they
will visit Mr. and Mrs. Frank K-mny.
Miss Bessie Lee, who has been in
Charlotte attending Elizabeth College,
is expected home to spend Christmas
with her parents.
Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Stringfield left
today for Birmingham, Ala., where
they will visit relatives during Christ
mas. Mrs. Ed Battle was hostess to the
Auction Bridge Club Wednesday af
ternoon at her home on Haywood
street. The prize for the highest
score was made by Mies Lillie Satter
thwait. Miss Nora Swift, who has been in
Spartanburg, attending Converse Col
lege, is expected home to spend the
holidays with her family.
The faculty of St. Katherine's
school entertained last Saturday night,
with a dance in honor of the students
of the school, who will leave shortly
for their homes to spend Christmas.
Friday will be patrons day at the
graded school and all the parents hav
ing children in school and those inter
ested are invited to attend that day.
There are three hundred and twenty-five
old soldiers and widows who
a-e this week made happy by their
annual checks from the state. Hay
wood receives the third largest amount
of any county in the state, being ex
ceeded by Buncombe and another ono
in the mountains. This is most con
vincing proof that the people of the
mountains and Haywood county ral
lied to the cause of the Stars and Bars.
Christmas greetings to our hundreds of
customers and neighbors. '.Much good
cheer for the coming New Year.
WATKINS CHEVROLET GO Inc.
PHONE 75 V:V,:.
At the threshold of another year, traditional
season of remembrances and hope, our thoughts
revert with sincerest gratitude to those whose
loyal co-operation and good will have made pos
sible our progress.
May the holidays bring you joys in-abundance,
and may every opportunity for success be yours
as the new year rounds the circle of its ways.
Alexander's Drug Store