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THE WAYNESVTLLE MOUNTAINEER
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 1931
Every one knows that the local paper is the
mil-row" in which is seen the reflection of the
community in which the paper is published, and
you may rest assured, that, given an opportuni
ty, every one connected with The Mountaineer
will do all that is in his power to help along all
good causes. Above all things, we hope to live
and do that we may dersrve your confidence.
GET OUT OF THE DARK
A few nights ago two of our favorate radio
entertainers during the course of their jester
ing hit the nail squarely on the head when one
asked his partner why he believed in adver
tising, ilis quick witted colleague gave the fol
lowing reply: "When you don't advertise it
is like winking at a beautiful girl in the dark,
no one but yourself knows what you are trying
to do." To us that sums up advertising ac
curately. Still some business men prefer to
work themselves into nervous wrecks winking
at the buying public when they are in the dark.
In this instance your local newspaper is as
bright as the morning sun in that it puts both
the merchant and the buyer in the light. Get
out of the dark. Get into the light.
Haywood County had its first touch of win
ter during the last week-end. Snow flurries
fell late Saturday afternoon and the tempera
ture 'fell rapidly until Sunday morning. The
first appearance of Old Man Winter sent many
motorist to garages and filling stations for antifreeze.
FAITH IN NORTH CAROLINA
At a time when many business concern.-, are showing
up their activities and curtailing in every possible way
it is refreshing to find an organization that is not afraid
to undertake a big program of expansion. The an
nouncement was recently made that the Champion
Fibre Co. at Canton plans a million dollar expansion
program, extending over about a year, to start im
mediately. Three large buildings will be erected and
$500,000 worth of new machinery installed. Not only
will the construction work furnish employment for
workmen, but the expanded plant will continue to fur
nish jobs to men. It doubtless took courage to go into
a big undertaking of this kind. One of the most en
couraging notes of optimism we have discovered any
where was contained in the statement made by the
president of the company, Mr. Reuben Robertsonj in
announcing the plans for expansion, in which he said:
"The decision to go ahead at this time may be
properly interputed not only as an expression of con
fidence in the ultimate restoration of normal business
conditions in the country but especially as an expres
sion of faith in the people and in the industrial op
portunities of North Carolina and the South."
That's the sort of spirit it takes to pull out of this
depression. We trust more industrial leaders through
out the State will follow Mr. Robertson's line example.'
Western north Carolina leads
Over and over again we have been saying that this
part of the country would be the ..first to emerge from
the depression. We believe that profoundly. And for
that belief we have repeatedly suggested a variety of
reasons which seem to us convincing.
This belief it has been that and not simply a hope
is being fulfilled. Yesterday the Associated Press
sent out from Atlanta a story based on a survey in
dicative that "industry and business in the South are
mounting steadily and .'building for the future." Three
Western North Carolina items the expansion of the
Champion Fibre Company at Canton, the new marble
mrarries at Marble," and the new building program at
Oteen head the long list of Southern activities.
Thiee fresh activities illustrate the manner i which
depression pass. , A depression never ends suddenly;
it always ends gradually: Its final stages are its worst,
in the very nature of things; and when the swing comes
it finds people discouraged and skeptical. But little
by little faith is revived, confidence is rewarded, cour
age is restored. "
There has been much talk in the past year or so
about a "corner" the turning of. which would mean
better times. That "corner" has been the subject, in
deed, of a good deal of jesting. But of course the
country will come to it eventually and wil1 round it.
Our own feeling is that Western North Carolina has
jounded it already. Ashevilie Citizen,
i THEN AND NOW
Fifty years ago the peopje lived quite different than
they do today, no doubt, they were happier and en
joyed life more fully than they do now under modern
custom. Enumerating the things that the people of a
half century ago did not do, an exchange says:
"Nobody wore a wrist watch.
"Nobody had appendicitis.
"Nobody knew about a radio,
"Most; young men had 'ivory bills.'
'Farmers came to town for their mail.
"Many people read by the candle or kerosene lamp
light. -' V : .'
"The heavens were not full of man-made birds.
"The hired girl drew $1.50 a week and. was happy.
"Young men learned trades at S3 a week.
"The butcher 'threw in' a chunk of liver.
"The merchant 'threw in' a pair of suspenders with
"Nobody listened in on the telephone."
Yes the good "old days' have passed, but are we
ready to exchange them for the radio, the automobile,
the airplane and many other modern inventions of the
present day and time that go to make up a life worth
Fifty years from now times and conditions will have
changed as much as they have in the last half century.
What the improvements and inventions will be, no one
can tell, but maybe communication with other planets
will have been established and we will be able to con
verse and visit newly discovered universes. Athens
THE SCRAP BOOK
YES, THE OLD YEAR'S DYISG
XJull November !ls on
Just as it has always done,
With a brisk and sunny sway,
Telling winter's on the way.
The eleventh month of 1931 No
vember with its turkey and dress
ing, pumpkin pies is ushered in with
a welcome by all.
This month contains 30 days in
cluding five Sundays, in which to re
joice and make clear we are happy
to be spared and numbered with the
It is also a time in which we should
give thanks to Him for all blessings
received and strive to do better as
time passes on.
The flower for the month of Novem
ber is chrysanthemum. The birth
stone fcr the month is topaz.
HOMER McKEE'S PRAYER
Teach me that sixty minutes make
an hour, sixteen ounces one pound,
and one hundred cents one dollar
Help me to live so that I can lie
down at night with a clear conscience,
without a gun under my pillow, t.i:
unhaunted by the faces of those to
whom I have brought pain.
Grant, I beseech Thee, that I may
earn my meal ticket on the square,
and in doing thereof that I may not
stick the gaff where it does not belong.
Deafen me to the jingle of tainUv.
money and rustle of unholy skirts.
Blind me to the faults of the other
fellow, but reval to me my own
Chief Justice Hughes
In Tribute to Red Cross
Oae of the finest tributes ever
paid the American Red Cross and its
membership was that by Chief Jus
tice Charles Evan3 Hughes, of the
United States Supreme Court, on
the occasion of the fiftieth birthday
anniversary of the organization on
May21of thisyear. Mr.Hughes said:
"The American Red Cross repre
sents the united voluntary effort of
the American people in the minis
try of mercy. It is the finest and
most effective expression of the
American heart. It knows, no par
tisanship. In the perfection of its
cooperation, there is no blemish of
distinctions by reason of rce or
creed or political philosophy.
"However wo may differ in all
things eico. In the activities of the
Rad Cress we are a united pe3p!e.
None of our boasted industrial en
terprises surpasses it in efficiency.
... It caves with the precision and
the C!.;c;pline cf 2:1 army 'o ach !.-.?
the noblest of human ainn.
"The American Rod Cross is not
only first in war but first in peace.
The American pejpie rely upon its
ministrations in every rc?.t c-.Jr.s-trop'.'.s.
It has :;!vcn iin v.' I in nve;1
t.ne thousand Csautc-r-J. '.Virea, as
wo hope, war will be no more, still
the He:.! Cross, in the countless ac
iiviUcn of relief sad rehabilitation,
will continue to tunc', ion r.a the or
ganized compassion el oar country-"
Profit From Grass
Fed Beef Cattle
With the curtailment of c,t;jn ...
tobacco acerage, new areas are
leased for planting to pasture KraJ
Such grasses will furnish g:;l2;r,
beef cattle and give an ad it j ;r
J to land owners.
"In one Of the tests which wt ;, ,:
with beef cattle in eastern r
... . fl
olina this past summer, we fuur,,.
an ordinary pasture of earvt ..
lespedeza and white clover p-j
owner excellent returns thr.ujrh -
grazing of beef cattle," says i
Case, animal husbandman a;
College. "E. E. Bell of Jon.,,!.'!
had eleven acres of this kii.d 0f -a..
ture which he planted a few ytSN
ago. Twenty-six head of cattle m-.
ed on this eleven acres from Ju.f ,
until September 8 and with no sup.;,
mentary feed of any kind gained
pounds. This amounts to 2Gy pour;,
an acre. At five cents a pound,
is worth $13.45."
POSEY TAKES STAND
IN HIS OWN DEFENSE
BRYSON CtTY, Ben Posey, 23,
alleged slayer of Judd Pilkington, 45,
in Swain county last July 11, went
on trial for his life in the superior
Guide me so that each night when 'court here this week, with Judge V.
I look across thp dinner tK) ' . F. Hardinc nresidine.
wife, who has been a blessimr ,' ! Two shells, one empty and one
I will have nothing to concern M ed. from a Winchester rifle, were en-!unty farm agents and
In other words, says Mr. ('use, r
owner received $13.45 an acre for !':
grazing of his pasture for thr
months. There are thousands of acre,
of land in all parts of N'or.:.
Carolina which may be utilize
in this way. Particularly will K'
eastern farmer be interested
planting pasture because ur.it:
present conditions, he must reoryaiu
his farm throwing large aiies in.,
one farm and quit the one man a:.:
: one mule system of cash mippir,.:
1 which has brought him to bankrupt.',.
Not only will beef cattle pay :
1 turns from grazing these acres a.:;
i dairy cattle, sheep and hogs mav als
load- ")e used n addition. Recent tests b
Kejp me young enough to laugh tered as exhibits in the case by the
with my children and to lose myself state.
in their play. , , Andy Pilkington, a brother of the
And thvn when come to smell of ' dead man, who was riding with him
flowers, and the tread of soft steps, ion a wagon when the shooting affray
and t:a ciushintr of rho hA .., in . which Pitkinirtnn ' was killed oc-
wl-mul;. .n -U I
siavei out in tront ot
my place, make the ceremony short
and the epitaph simple: Here Lies a
iMan. Highlands Maconian,
Don't you mind about the triumphs,
Don't you worry about fame;
Dojyjt you grieve about succeeding,
Let thd future guard your name.
All the best in life's the simplest,
Love will last when wealth is gone;
J list be glad vou are living
And keep cheering some one on."
curred on the mountain road, was
among the 30 witnesses called by the
state. He testified that Judd Pilk
inton fired the first shot in the gun
battle when he saw Posey hiding be
hind a rock at the edge of the road.
Andy testified that he did not shoot
at Posey who is alleged to have shot
his brother. He said that his brother,
that lespedeza will help to make i?oo
pastures in all parts of the State. 1::- .'.:
the east, the addition of carpet and 'Wl
other grasses prolongs the grazin.
season with excellent results, he say
The pastor stopped to remonstra:-
with a lad who was using some very
"My son," he said. "You should no:
use such language. Such profanit;
just makes my blood run cold." .,
The lad's renlv was: "Good thin? 4
Judd. tumped off the wagon on which. w"l "
"Every time I have an argument
with my wife I enter it in a diary "
"Ah. I see. You keep a .scrap-book."
)t even with my wife 1;
hung her shorts on the er
'.bed,-so- I went through
pockets." The Humorist (London.)
The Correct ImjAimfni
.-Ma: "Well, how would you
fer .to take your castor oil?"
Joe: "Wid a fork."
they were riding when they saw Posev
The bullet alleged to have been fired
Dy lJOsey emeieu uja ncauni -
temple and plowed a furrow in the
skull. He was shot at 11:30 o'clock
and died at 2 o'clock that afternoon,
according to witnesses.
Witnesses testified that Posey had
threatened to kill Pilkington and the
slain man had sworn out a warrant
against Posey, charging him with an
alleged assault on his daughter. The
warrant was not served, according to
Posey eluded a posse of officete led
by bloodhounds and fled after the slay
ing. He was arrested several weeks
! ago by Washington officers near Se
' attle and returned to Bryson City.
I Wednesday as the trial of Posey
was rearing its climax, the defendant
1 was reported to be calm. The high
; spot in the trial came Wednesday
j when Fosey took the stand in his own
behalf and related how that Pilking
j ton had made threats against his life,
! declaring that he fired in self defense.
1 The defense rested their case late
1 C ,.nfet-
wnen mama got ner hhk1-' --i,"v
in the washing machine, you'd
'. 1 tn
China is one of the world's Iarge-aj.
markets for scrap iron, which is us
by native blacksmiths and iron work
ers in making farm and hout'ho! 4j0
utensils and works of art. sh
tu rnrnperie Commission
awarded nearly 2,500 medals and r.wr.Cr
that $4,000,000 in money for deeds v
valor since 1904. . ;
Donald (to wife at English railway
station "Wha Y'e eanna get a porte
tae tak oor luggage?"
Wife "Na, , na. Y'e try, Don!'
ye're accent's no' quite sae nctice
' " M
Clarence I had a date with a real
gold-digger last night. She spent all
Emma "I suppose you got in a
11 o'clock sharp."
Clarence "No, I got in at I o'cloci
"This hurts me more than it doe
you," remarked Police Judge Calvin
Muse of Dallas, Texas, when he fined
his daughter $10 for speeding and $3
for running past a stop sign, and then
dug down and paid the fines himself.'
Schenetady Union Star.
A pretty school marm who pride-'
herself on knowing the parents of all
her pupils, on the street car one day
she said "How are you, Mr. Smith?"
Then preceiving he was a total strai"
er, she apologized: "Beg you pardon
I thought you were the father of one
of my children-"
In Hit Own Mind
"Has Meyer changed much in the
years he has been away "
"No, but he thinks he has."
"How so "
"Why, he is always talking about
what a fool he used to kbe!"
READ THE ADS
Will exchange S6.0d.00 equity beauli
fill .Tarksonville. 1 la. l-onie, for ct
' tage in North Carolina. -Adarc
i n. mno Miami, Fla.
4 i A 1 llin
REXALL ONE-CENT aen
:-C,-V-.: SALE Mr
TO THE PUBLIC-
We want the public to know the reason why our
store has been closed for the last few days e
are NOT BANKRUPT we are negotiating a sale
of our store and the parties who are wantintr to
buy have not come to terms. Stock has been taken
and for that reason we thought it best to remain
closed in order to keep from having to take the
itcck again. ! - d
If the deal does nogo through we will be open for sMon
business within the next few days . (probably j,H
Thursday) and we ask that all our customed 5n tl
come back. We are sorry to interrupt this service ithe (
hut it was linavninahlp. Ps a
Watch this paper for further announcements
COSBY FRADY, Manager