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T he .Waynesville Mountaineer
Published In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance oj The Great Smokv Mountains National Park
SEVENTH YEAR NO. 51 Sixteen Pages
WAYNESVILLE, N. C, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 25, 1941
$1.50 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
To Date 150 Persons Have
Volunteered Services At Of
fice In Court House.
One hundred and fifty-five per
sons have volunteered their ser
vices in the office of Civilian De
fense located in the court house,
according to Robert Millar in
Last night classification of the
number registered got underway,
and this will be kept up to date,
with a complete file of local ser
vices offered for defense.
The following are the various
needs for civilian defense, pointed
out by Mr. Millar: Aircraft warn
ing service, air raid warden ser
vice, messenger service, nurses aide
service, medical corps, fire watch
ers, rescue squads, drivers corps,
emergency food and house corps,
Also auxiliary police, auxiliary
firemen bomb squads, road repair
and clearance squads, road repair
crew, and public utility repair
To Be Held 3:30
The annual community Christ
mas tree which is sponsored by the
welfare department of the Woman's
Club will be held as usual on Christ
mas afternoon at 3 :30 o'clock at the
court house, with Mrs. J. Colvin
Brown as chairman of general ar
rangements. A brief Christmas program will
be presented with Mrs. J. Dale
Stentz in charge of the music.
The tree has been held annually
-'or a number of years, with (rifts
provided for the underprivileged
children of the community. Various
grtupft make contributions to the
candy, f ruJt and gift funds. 1 '
' , .- The reVJights and decorations
. -M are donated each year by the town"
i of Waynesville.
To Close Two And
A Half Days
All offices of the court house will
be closed at noon on Wednesday
for the Christmas holidays with
the exception of that of the sher
iff, which remains on duty seven
days a week and 24 hours a day
at all times.
The offices will be closed Christ
mas Day and the day after, open
ing on Saturday morning, accord
ig to T. J. Cathey, county auditor.
Howell Motor Co.
Opened By Dill
J. Howell Here
Dill J. Howell has bought out
his partner in the Davis Motor
Company, and will operate the firm
as Howell Motor Company, he is
Mr. Howell has been a partner
in the firm since 1936, and recently
purchased the interest of Harry
Davis, who has bought a farm in
The Howell Motor Company will
be dealers for Plymouth, Desoto
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Close Until 9
Since The Mountaineer staff
have gotten out an extra paper
this season, and have had to work
long hours, the office will be closed
from Wednesday noon until Satur
day morning at nine.
Saturday hours will be from
nine until one for the business of
fice, offices supplies and circulation.
The mechanical department will
not be in operation until Monday
These hours have been arranged
in order to give the entire staff
a well earned three-day holiday.
Unagusta Gives Employees $1,600 In .
Defense Stamps; Also Basket Of Food
More than $1,600 in defense sav
ing stamps will be distributed to
employees of- Unagusta Manu
facturing Corporation tomorrow, as
a Christmas gift from the com
pany. Each employee will get the
equivalent of a day's pay in stamps.
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fllfYl x f $ its secon(i annual Christmas Service, lc'J yri
llilt contributed by the pastors of the 1 1 ,
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O Come, AH Ye Faithful
O come, all ye faithfful,
Joyful and triumphant,
O come ye, O come, ye, to Bethle
hem, Come and behold Him,
Born the King of Angels;
O come, let us adore Him,
O come, let us adore Him,
O come, let us adore Him,
Christ the Lord.
Sing, choirs of Angels,
Sing in exultation,
Sing, all ye citizens of Heav'n
Glory to God
In the highest, glory!
O come, let us adore Him,
O come, let us adore Him,
0 come, let us adore Him,
Christ the Lord.
Rev. H. G. Hammett, Pastor,
First Baptist Church, Waynes
ville, N. C.
O God, as we celebrate another
birthday of the Child of Bethlehem,
Judge Alley To
An oil portrait of Judge Felix
E. Alley, prominent local citizen
and jurist of the state, will be un
veiled with appropriate ceremony
on Saturday afternoon in the court
T. L. Green, president of the
Haywood County Bar Association,
will preside. W. G. Byers, former
clerk of the Superior court of Hay
wood county, will present the por
trait, which is the gift of friends
of the Judge in Haywood county,
including many of the county offi
cials, and members of the county
bar. . -
Hayes Alley, son of Judge Alley,
will accept the portrait on behalf of
The many friends of the Judge
and the public in general are cor
dially invited to attend the cere
monies to be held at 2 o'clock.
In addition to the Stamps, each
employees will receive a specially
prepared basket of food, contain
ing ham, bacon and canned goods.
The two plants of the corpora
tion will be closed until Monday, it
dren. -. ' ,
Grant to us,' Lord, we beseech
Thee, the spirit of childhood, of
simplicity, of trustfulness, and of
Be Thou born anew within Us this
day, O Christ. Come Thou into our
affections, our minds and our wills.
Possess us utterly we beseech Thee.
Remind us that Thy coming
makes Christmas, and that in Thy
birth is the secret of our joys.
Make us responsive to the spiritual
leadings of the day, and at last
bring Thou us into Thy heavenly
A CHRISTMAS PRAYER
By Rev. J. Clay Madison, Pastor of
the First Methodist Church,
Our Father, at this another
Christmas season, we thank Thee
that Thy Grace has been sufficient
for us and that Thy goodness has
known ho limit, but most of all we
thank Thee for the gift of Thy Son
who came into the world as a
But, our Father, we regret to
There Will Be No
"I don't think anyone in the
community will be overlooked this
year," due to the thoughtful gener
osity of the Lions Club, individuals
and church groups," said Mrs. Sam
Queen, county superintendent of
the welfare department, which has
served as a clearing house for the
needy cases in the county.
Mrs. Queen stated that a ' few
of the thirty families she had list
ed as needy and deserving had
been taken early, and that on Mon
day the Lions Club assumed the
responsibility of the remainder, the
majority number of the list.
She stated that the children in
the county home, the adults in the
same institution, and all children
who are in state institutions, and
those in boarding homes, wards of
the county, are also to be provided
with Christmas cheer.
Jack Davis Is Safe
At Pearl Harbor
Jack Davis is safe at Pearl Har
bor according to a cablegram re
ceived by1 his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Spurgeon Davis, of Hazelwood, ,
jack is with the air division on the
Interprise ship at Pearl Harbor.
The cablegram was received Sat
urday. Mr. and Mrs. Davis have anoth
er son, Claud, who is at sea and
has not been heard from yet.
may we be one with all
Realize that in thla '
Herod upon the throne ano not tne
Prince of Peace. The music of the
angel chorus which we have faintly .
heard is broken by the clang of
warfare and the noisy winds of
hate. O God, for the sintof the
world our sin that has brought
on this confusion we ask Thy for
giveness; and Upon the stupidity
of the world our stupidity which
has been unable to find a path to
peace we ask Thy mercy. In our
failure we would turn to Thee for
guidance praying that somehow the
star of hope may be made to rise
again and Thy peace may come to
the councils of nations and to the
hearts of men.
Our Father, even though Herod
does seem to be upon the throne,
give us the assurance that Thou
hast not forgotten Thy world. Come
and live with us again; and may
the beauty of Christmas dream, its
simplicity, its peace and its good
will, go with Us throughout the
year ahead. In the name of the
Babe of Bethlehem, we pray. Amen. '
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Sales Of Motor
Reached 1,000 Mark
Approximately 1,000 1942 motor
vehicle licenses had been sold at
closing hours yesterday, according
to Miss Geneva Wines, who is in
charge of the sales here.
Sales are expected to greatly
increased the last few days of the
month, preceded the dead line, an
there are to be no extensions of
time, so Miss Wines pointed out
regarding the slowness with which
the sales started.
First Baptists Pay Off Mortgage; Will
Burn All Debt Papers Sunday Morning
Former Pastors Expected
Back For Service; Overflow
Arrangements are being made to
take care of an over-flow crowd
next Sunday at the First ' Baptist
church, when a special service of
dedication and homecoming will be
featured at the morning service,
and all the mortgages and notes
on the church will be burned, thus
clearing the church of all debt.
Indications yesterday were that
two former pastors, Rev. H. W.
Baucom and Rev. J. S. Hopkins,
will be here for the service.
Rev. H. G. Hammett, pastor, said
To Raise $1,500
For Red Cross
An enthusiastic meeting of the
co-chairmen and the representa
tives of the various civic groups
in the community who will work
for the recent quota of $1,500 as
signed the Haywood chapter of the
Red Cross, was held yesterday
afternoon at 5 o'clock at the Gor
Plans were formulated for the
drive which will start immediate
ly following a meeting of the work
ers on January the 5th.
Mrs. M. H. Bowles was elected
general secretary to serve the
The president of the organiza
tions, which include all civic and
patriotic bodies in the commun
ity, were asked to appoint their
own committee members to aid in
soliciting funds for this emer
The details of the campaign will
be announced at a later date by
the co-chairmon, Rev. R. E. Mc
Blain, rector of Grace Episcopal
church, and the Rev. Malcolm Wil
liamson, pastor of the Waynesville
Have You A Dime
Left-Put It On
The Lions Board
When the money was taken
off the dime board Monday
night, operated -by the Lions
Club, it totaled $271.75, lack
ing only $28.25 of tha goal of
$300 set by the club as their
contribution to the Christmas
cheer of the needy of the com
munity. The board will be operated,
until ten o'clock Christmas' ' '
Eve, and the optimism of the 1 - .
club and their confidence in r
Jthejpattfirosity of .the.9mmyn- s
ity is such that already Vh .TJ.
boxes for the thirty needy,
families that the club plana to ' "'
take care of, are being packed.
The Lions know that the $300 '
goal will be reached by ten on
the night of the 24th.
The Gulf Service Station
contributed its profits over a
certain period to the dime
board which : amounted to
Another gift made of $10.00
by the United Textile Work
ers Of America, Enka Union.
The Needy Here
The Mountaineer received a long
distance telephone call early Mon
day morning, very urgent from
Atlanta. At the other end of the
wire was S. Clem Satterthwaite,
Jr., asking what he could do to help
Christmas cheer in the commun
ity. Mr. Satterthwaite, a former citi
zen of the town, never forgets the
community at Christmas. He an
nually sends a money contribu
tion as a tribute to his mother, Mrs.
S. C. Satterthwaite, who is much
loved in this section,
A substantial check has arrived
from Mr. Satterthwaite to swell
the Christmas cheer fund for the
Bank To Have
Friday, December 26, has been
declared a legal holiday by Gov
ernor Broughton, and the First
National Bank here will have two
days for Christmas. The institu
tion will open on Saturday morn
ing from 9 until 12.
yesterday that the program would
be brief, with two or three laymen
taking part in the burning of the
Much interest has been shown
in the service, and leaders of the
church are making special ' plans
for more seats for the service.
The church set as its goal on
December first, to raise $700 in the
first three Sundays of the month,
in order to meet all obligations
and the last payment on the mortg
age. The goal was reached with
the offering Sunday morning, and
a liberal collection again Sunday
night. No special offering was
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