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Published In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance ojr The Great Smokv Mountains National Park
URTHYEAR NO. 50
WAYNESVILLE, N. C THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15, 1938
$1.50 IN ADVANCE IN COUNT!
Burley Growers To
Of AAA Crop Plan
Farmers Hear State Agents Pre
sent Appeal For Continuing
Under Present Plan
"Production of burley tobacco must
'"'be in keeping with the consumption,
if the farmer is to get a fair price
" (or his crop," said Flake Shaw, of
Guilford county, member of the state
committee, who with others addressed
the burley growers here at the court
house on Tuesday morning when a
conference was held with "some of the
state officials of the AAA for a dis
cussion of the merits of a marketing
quota on burley tobacco which will
be voted upon Saturday. -
Other out of town speakers were
E, Y. Floyd, state executive officer,
Tom Scott, state chairman :' of. the
; committee, J. H. Enloe, Jr., field of
ficer, and Fred S. Sloan, district
agent. Each speaker pointed out the
importance of controlling production
in order that the grower get a profit
able marketing priced
It was pointed out that while there
' were flaws in the farm program work
ed out by Secretary .Wallace and his
. associates, that the initial attempt at
a new. venture was always accom
panied by mistakes. It was shown
that the efforts of the AAA were only
the beginning of a broad and compre-
, bensive agricultural . program, that
wwld increase with the- co-operation
of the farmers, who would in the end
reap great profit from their concerted
work. The democratic, manner in
which the farmers were, being allow
ed to make the decision of crop con
trol was also pointed out. r
Each speaker referred to the splen-.
did record made by" Haywood in the
work of soil conservation and that this
county had helped to establish a lime
record for the state. : . '
Regardless of how they voted each
grower was urged to go to the polls
on Saturday and cast his vote. In
the meantime they were asked to
give the matter serious consideration.
To Vote Saturday ..
Burley tobacco growers in ail the
burley tobacco belt will go to the polls
on Saturday, December 17,- to decide
for themselves whether or not there
will be a marketing quota on burley
tobacco in 1939. The total of burley
tobacco exceeds the reserve supply
level by 39 million pounds. . With this
fact facing the growers much thought
should be given the issue and snup
judgment should avoided.
. For marketing quotas to be in ef
fect for 1939 . two-thirds of those
growers voting must vote yes. The
quota for 1939, if , the referendum
(Continued on Page Five)
Next Wednesday every sub
f The Mountaineer, as the paper
Will ifrv m..- j.- .
This is being done in order to
Pve the readers an extra day in
which i it. . i4.
ouup nie many laau
minute items which will be ad
Another issue of the pa
Wl11 be published on Friday
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noon. . .
Two Members Of
Chairman Rufus Siler And Dr.
John H, Smathers Tender
Resignation On Board
The board of county commissioners
will name two trustees of the Hay
wood County Hospital .on Monday, to
fill the vacancies made by the res
ignations of Rufus Siler and Dr. John
Mr, Siler has served as chairman
of the board since the hospital was
opened almost eleven years ago. Dr.
Smathers has also served since the
After the two new members are
named, the trustees will name a chair
man. Both men resigned to the commis
sioners this week.
The trustees of the institution do
not get any salary or expenses for
Other members of the board are:
J. M. Long, Edwin Finchcr, George
F. Plott, Fred T. Peden and Letch
Santa Pleased At
Him By Schools
Takes Time Off From Urgent
Matters To Write Own Story
Of Trips Into Schools
Thntich nuit.fi huav with mv various
chores, I have taken time to keep The
Mountaineer partially informed of my
comings and goings the past week,
and of the receptions at the various
Without a single exception, those
receptions have been of a sort to be
lone remembered, the kind that will
always stand out as the brighter spols
in my career.
At Spring Hill, the smallest school
visited, the little tots greeted me
with a cheery song. Mr. and Mrs.
Chambers had done some thorough
And I arrived at Crabtree school
right in the middle of a song service.
And such sinErincr! If any of you are
driving past that school at some fu
ture date, and see the auditorium rooi
soaring away, out of place, you will
know the reason.
At. Fines Creek school, I was pnv-
Wol to listen to a cart of a pro
gram of dialogues. And was right
proud of the way those youngsters
a t Rpthol. one Diettv little black-
eyed damsel told me she had listened
in on the radio the evening previous.
And instantly came a chorus of "I did
too," from all over the room.
And get this, you parents ana you
who are interested in the schools of
Haywood county everywhere there
was perfect order. These teachers
Cruso, Rock Hill, Maggie and all the
resthave matters well in nanu.
Visiting the smaller grade of
some of the schools, the youngsters
ii.. .hiki'tol snmnlea of the pen-
manship, their drawing and their col
oring. And I was just .as piu
the work as were the boys and gins.
And everywhere there were so
many letters for me that I began to
wonder if Mr. Russ would be able to
And onnip for all of them in The
Mountaineer after I had read them.
And, speaking of singing, tner w
. ict wwnlizinir for my benefit
at other schools besides those men
tioned above. At kock nm, .
li nne rollicking
Christmas song, while at Maggie, the
various grades sang as 1 passeo j.u,,.
room to room. , , . 0 . .
..il.. m. fiiot made old Santa
visit more enjoyable was the s'Jfht f
mothers bringing cnuuw. -school
age to the school for fes
tivities. Somehow, it seems to mak
the school stand out as a more impor
tant social instrumentality when par
ents and the smaller tots can feel free
to take part in extracurricular acti
'"And so, old Santa is etremery
grateful to County Superintendent
J8k Messer for permitting him to
(Continued on Page Five)
Christmas Is Coming 0-Ho! 0-Ho!
"And you see, Santa Claus, that low mark in deport
ment was not entirely my fault, and anyway, it won't
happen again, and if I get that bike I know it would
never happen again."
And Santa Claus listens sympathetically while the
lad with his back to the camera recites his woes and
pleads his cause. Looking on and awaiting their turn
appear to be a friend and the ever-present little sister
Bleak, Cheerless Christmas Face
-t;' :iKIn ommiinil7
Heads Civic Group
bl V" ., . , ,u
-recently named president of the
Waynesville Chamber of Commerce
What is your answer to the time J
worn question of childhood, Is there
a Santa Claus?"
Mrs. Ben Colkitt "Decidedly, yes.
The name changes with our age. When
we are young, it is 'SanU Claus As
the years go by it becomes the "Spirit"
of Christmas giving'."
J. C. Brown "SanU Claus is the
Dutch corruption of the name St.
Nicholas. For one to have a strong
belief in Santa Claus, then one must
have the spirit of St. Nicholas in
one's own heart. There is a Santa
Claus for every person, provided
that person makes room in his life for
the principles which guided the Wise
Men of the East."
Mrs. Felix Stovall "By all means,
yes, there is a Santa Claus. The hap
piest moments of childhood are of
Christmas and Santa Claus. Even
now the Christmas spirit takes posses
sion of me weeks before Christmas
and I thrill to the sound of "Holy
Night" and thoughts of SanU Claus.
If one does not believe in SanU Claus
and all that he signifies, one misses a
great deal of happiness in life."
Mrs. S. P. Gay "As long as I, oan
Courtesy Charlotte Newt.
Many Will Find Stockings Empty
Christmas Morning Unless
During the past few years the peo
ple, not only of this section, but
throughout the land have had the Idea
that the WPA, and its predecessor, the
ERA, county welfare agencies and
other philanthropic groups have re
lieved all the calls of the needy, but
a check up on practically any com
munity will reveal facts contrary to
the supposed conditions. Often peo
ple, who may have felt the pinch of
the depression, who have never really
wanted for the necessities have not
realized the dire need in many in
stances that followed in the wake of
There are cases existing right now
in Hovwniul rituntv that are heart
breaking. There will be ragged stock-1
t . . i- r.i. !..,... I
ings, hung .up expecting oanta v-ii,
that will be as empty as some of the
pantry shelves, on Christmas morn-
la nf ihin (om-
munity open their hearts and see to
remember, as long as those who
came before me can remember,
and years and years before that,
Santa Claus has always arrived on
schedule time. His coming has made
Christmas the happiest event of
every year for children and defused
happiness to the hearts of grown
ups. Still someone will ask, 'Is there
a Santa Claus' V
Rev. James G. Hugein, Jr. "Of
course there is a SanU Claus. He
is the Spirit of Good Cheer. He makes
us want to do things for other people
and so we give presents. He pro
motes our memories to maKe us re
call acquainUnces not thought of in
months and so we sena greeting
cards. Christmas morning he comes
down the chimney and through the
doors and windows, and the cracks
in the walls, for the very atmosphere
is full of him. Onlv his home is too
far away. After Christmas is past
we should not let him go clear DacK
to the North Pole We ought to have
him close by the year 'round."
W. C. Allen "Of course there is.
Nobody but a big little boy or a little
big' boy would say there is not. The
world would be a dreary place without
the annual visit of SanU Claus."
CROVER C. DAVIS
former solicitor of this district,
was named county attorney by the
new board of comininKioruTs here Dc
Christ mas Pageant To Be
Given Sunday Afternoon
At Methodist Church
The members of the young pi:m'e's
division of the Methodist church as
sisted by the regular church! choir,
rill present a Christmas nagexpt in
the church auditorium on Sundev
afternoon at 5:15.
Miss Hester Anne Withers is di-pnt-ing
the pageant and Miss Katheryn.
Queen is the adult adv'eor of hf
The public is cordially invited to
ROYAL COUPLE TAKES VOWS
A "Royal" marriage license was is
bhpH on last Saturday from the office
of the Register of Deeds. A King
married a Queen. It so happened that
the initials of the parenU of both
the bride and groom were C. C. and
the license was signed by the register
of deed, C. C. Francis.
Mr. Brown 111
Charles Brown of the Clyde sec
tion, is seriously ill at his home.
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Law Gives Officers
Right To Kill All
Officials Determined That Law
Will Be Enforced. Situation
Haywood county was put in quaran
tine for rabies by Dr. William Moore,
sUte veUrinarian, the quarantine Uk
ing effect on Tuesday of this week,
according to a statement from George
A. Brown, Jr., chairman of the county
board of commissioners.
This action was the result of a
conference held here in the court
house Monday , night of the couniy
commissioners. Dr. O. N. Risk, cousiy
health officer, sheriff R. V. Welch, and
Grover C. Davis, county attorney, in
answer to complaints received Irom
citizens over the county.
The county commissioners and the
health department communicated wall
the sUte health department and ex
plained the local situation and asked
that this action be taken at once.
Suction 13, of an act to prevent
rubies in the sUte of North Carolina,
in which regulations and a definition
of the meaning of quarantine in una'
pni-licular case, are set forth as fol
lows: '1 hat when quarantine has been
established and the dogs continue o
run at large uncontrolled by owners
or persons responsible lor their con
trol, any oiheer, or deputy sheriff snail
have the right, after reasonable elloit
has been made on the part of the of
ficers to apprehend the dogs rutining.
at large, to kill said dogs and prop
erly dispose of their bodies."
"If your dog is allowed to loaf
away from home and does not have on
a vaccination Ug, showing he has had
the proper vaccination for rabies,
please bear in mind, that th pfheet
have the right to "carry out the law,
and what is more will be expected to
do so," said one of the members of
the board of county commissioners
yesterday in discussing the situation
with The MounUineer.
Mr. Brown states that he and th
other members intend to do all in
their power to relieve the situation
in Haywood county, which has be
come critical in thepust six months.
Since last June around 100 persons
have hud to take rabies treatment, at
a total expenditure of more than
$2,000, In the neighborhood of ?2,6o0
worth of stock has been killed, as a
result of mad dogs. These figures
are convincing enough of the critical
situation, to say nothing of the ter
rific nervous strain that those win
have been bitten, have undergone,
waiting to know whether or not they
they were going to develop the dread
ed disease. Sometimes it takes
months before symptoms of rabies
ihnw up in the human body.
New county legislation to solve
the problem of the present situation,
and to meet future possible . compli
cations is under consideiation and
some measure dealing with local con
ditions in Haywood, will be presented
at the coming session of the state
legislature by 'Representative-; Glenn
Xmas Holidays Begin
In Waynesville Tomorrow
The Haywood schools will close for
the Christmas holidays on Friday of
this week, with the exception of Fines
Creek and Crabtree schools. These
two will not close until Wednesday
the 21st, and will make up three days
which have been lost in the fall.
The children will be given the usual
fortnight's vacation. Schools will re
open on January the 2nd,
TATE BARN BURNED
A barn beloneinc to Joe Tate, of
Hazehvood, was completely destroyed
by fire early Monday afternoon. The
barn was on the Sulphur Springs road,
in Hazelwood. A large quantity of
feed was lost. Mr, Tate is employed
at England-Walton Comp.-ny.