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THE WAYNESVILLE PRINTING CO.
Published Every Thursday
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Subscriptions payable in advance
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., -;,. nd Class Mail Matter, as provided un
,t of March 3,1879, November 20, 1914.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 1931
WEEKLY BIBLE THOIGHT
,,, us therefore follow after the things which make
Wavnesville Is Not A Two-Newspaper Town
Ai'luisiness men have known for years, there
is not enought business in Waynesville to sap
l two newspapers, the kind that people Ie-.M-rve.
Last week after Mr. Hale purchased The
llavwood News, some of the leading business
men of the city brought tog-ether the lessees of
The Mountaineer and Mr. Hale. They put it up
to the two parties that if we had any considera
tion for the future of this community that we
would work out some arrangement whereby
there would be only one paper in the field. This
was done. The News ceased publication in order
to make this possible.
The entire personnel of this newspaper, your
only news medium, both in Waynesville arid the
majority of the county, asks that you help us
make your paper better. No change in policies
will be made. No change in prices will be made
because of lack of competition. All news will be
presented in an unbiased manner. We expect to
give you the news and give it to you on time. We
ask that you help us in every way to make this
paper even better.
As the town grows this paper will grow.
It is our desire that some day, and that not very
far off, we will be in a position to give to the
people of this section a' paper several times a
week instead of once a week.
THE WAYNESVILLE MOUNTAINEER
THilWpA NOVEMBER 12,
safer than a stocking or a mattress, their mer
chants are cramped for credit, and they have
lost a place from which to borrow for business
purposes and neighborhood improvements.
"Buy-more, spend-more, eat-more campaign
are futile. But we do not buy normally in ac
cordance with our present means and a large
part of the population is subnormal in its buy
ingwe are simply perpttuating the vicious cir
cle in which we have been traveling. To paint,
to repair, to maintain and, where possible, to in
crease employment ; to buy sensibly, though not
extravagantly; in short, to live according to,
but not beyond our means, will bring about a
steady amelioration of the depression."
Just to remind you that there are only 35
shopping days left before Christmas. Which to
some folks means that this is the time of year
to stop speaking to relatives and friends.
The oldest inhabitant of Haywood Coiinty
prcbably does not remember a Fall season when
the weather was finer or the section more at
tractive that at this time. With the exception
of lack of rain, it has been an ideal season.
Visitors who have remained in this section,
following the summer season, and those who
have been passing through during the past two
months, have seen this country at its best from
the standpoint of weather and beauty.
'Lady,' said the policeman, who
had motioned her to stop, "how long
do you expect to be out?"
"What do you mean by that ques
tion?" she demanded indignantly.
"Well," he replied sarcastically,
"there are a couple of thousand other
motorists who would like to use this
street after you get through with it "
Ford C. Dan How did you break
your leg motor accident?
S. X. Coop No, I threw a cigar
ette in a manhole and stepped on it.
Couldn't move an inch;
Poor helpless bum,
He parked his Austin
On some chewing gum.
VALLE OF LOCAL NEWSPAPER
Of what value is a newspaper to its community?
A newspaper can't build a town; it can't maki 3
juod one out of a bad one; it can't make a town grovv
U can't bring factories; it can't improve the schools;
it can't rebuild ehuiches and enlarge the congregation.
It can't defeat bad candidates for office and it can't
elect good ones, at least not very often.
But a newspaper can encourage people. A newspapei
can be the eyes of and the voice of the community.' It
can waceh the trend offfi affairs; it cannot do the im
portant things other communities are doing; it can keep
the people posted and then it can lead the way.
A newspaper published by a successful man or
woman can point the way it can show how things can
be accomplished ,it can create a wholesome atmos
phere in which people can realize the beauties and joy
of life, and then progres is made.
Can any other institution render greater service to
Shaw said; "The profession of journalismGod help
it." I say to the rural and small city publishers who
have an honest determination to get ahead, whose anv
bition is to render service and whose hearts are rilled
with jdy, "The profession of journalism God be prais
ed!" Southern Missourfan.
An insurance company wrote out a
$1,000 life policy in the name of one
Samuel Johnson. Premiums were
paid promptly for a few years, but
suddenly stopped. After sending a
few delinquent notices, the company
received this reply:
"Dear Sir: Please excuse us as
we can't pay any more premiums on
Sam- He died last May. Yours truly,
Mrs. S. Johnson.
Mrs. McCrary Celebrates
71st Birthday, Fines Creek
HHIE.TO WILD CATV CLlf 1
In the course of the trial the judge
turned to the negro woman on the
stand and asked:
"How old are you "
"I'se seventy-three, judge."
"Are you sure "
"Yess, suh." . '
"Mandy, you don't look seventy
three." "I'se sure, judge."
After a few moments the trial vas
interrupted by Mandy-
"Judge, I'se mistaken about my
age bein'i seventy-three; that's my
bust measure, suh." Cheese and
The family of W. F. McCrary met
at the beautiful "Old Home Place"
on Fines Creek, and delightfully cele-.
btatcd the seventy-first birthday of
their mother, Airs. W. F. McCrary and
the birthday of the oldest son, Mr.
Mr. and Mrs. W. F. McCrary have
been married 51 years. To this union
was bora thirteen childre.
The eleven children present were
Mrs. Sallie Green, Mrs. Jessie Green,
Mrs. -T. B. McCracken, Mrs. J. R.
Redmond, Mrs. Davir R. Baldwin,
Mrs. Grover Davis, Mrs. Jesse No
land Mr. has. B. McCrary, Mr. J.
B. McCrary, Mr. Gobel McCrary and
Mrs. Austin B. Clark. There were
28 grand children and four great
grand children present. '
Bright October weatherprevailed
and everything had been well planned
to make the day one of joy and glad
ness. All came with hearts filled with
love and thanksgiven, that they were
blessed with such a happy privilege.
Most of the morning was taken up
with arrivals and greetings.
At 12:30 all gathered round a long
out-door table bountifull filled with
delicious eats of all kinds. In the
center of the table was a large birth
day cake beautifully decorated' with
seventy-one pink candles.
At 2 o'clock Rev. W. O. Goode of'
the Waynesvilyle MeUhodist church
made. a very interesting and inspira
tional talk on the Influence of Home
and Family life on a Nation, very
beautifully illustrated with the life
j The guests present were Rev. W.
' O. Goode and Mr. J. R. Bovd of Wav
nesville. Mrs. Clark and Mrs. Dovey
Teague of Hepco. Mrs. Hermon
Green of Fines Creek. Mr. Geo. Sher
rell of Waynesville, and Mrs. Dave
Clark of Canton.
, -Miss -Bernice McElhan
Paul ' Frye chaperoned
Young people on a hike
Cliff Saturday. The hik,
in the morning and enj
luncheon, the mourtain I.
Those making up th
Miss McElhannon, Mr.
Henrietta Phillips, Dt,.;
and Margaret Dicus, !;.
Nellie Mehaffey, Mary .
and Messers John Siu-r, 1
Billie Prevost, Paul Dais
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Dubb I believe I shall have to give
up taking part in amateur theatri
cals. It always makes me feel that
I am making a fool of myself.
Chubb I know; everybody feels
the same way.
Fifty Pupils On High
School Honor Roll
? Overcome Fear And The Victory Is Won
Without a doubt the root of today's depres
sion is fear. The fear that finally becomes the
ruination of any country, business or person
ality. Men and women of this country have be
come so filled with this brand of fear that they
are afraid to expand, afraid to venture and en
large their business even where an expansion is
really necessary We are not advocating a boom,
cither industrially or in the real estate field,
but sound investments and wise expansion by
corporations and individuals. This is the only
salvation of the present depression. I .
One of the worse features of this fear is that
the majority -of .the people know not what they
fear. They are afraid of the future, just as a
child alone in a strange house at night. When
this fear is driven out of the men and women,
this country vill again, move forward and re-:
sumo normal conditions and their accomplish
ments will be greater than has, ever been known
This fear exists here in Haywood County,
practically every individual possesses a certain
amount of it. When the individuals lose this
tear of the future, and talk less of the depres
sion, then and not until then, will we see better
The SaUirday Evening Post seeking to tear
down this fear asks some questions and "an
swers them as follows;
"Are you afraid of your country?"
"Other countries regard it as the safest place
in the world in which to invest. While some
f us have been dumping our investments and
selling the United States short, Europe has
been exporting capital to America for safekeep
ing. While some of us have been running
away from safey, foreign investors have been
flying across the Atlantic to find it. -"Are
you afraid of your bank ?
"Many people have been, and a pretty mess :
they have made of it by their senseless runs
- on sound and solvent institutions. For a ma
jority of the banks that they have closed were
just that. In pulling down heir deposits they
just that. In pulling down their deposits they
sent it crashing down on their own heads. They
have injured themselves, their merchants and
their neighborhood. For with the local bank
closed, tHey are without banking facilities,
without any place to keep their money that is
Whenever hard times are upon us we are sure to
find plenty of grafters who are out for whatever little
money might be left in the pockets of a few. They are
promoting everything imaginable from an ad on a
toothpick holder to a prosperity day in the old town.
.Nearly all of, these schemes are in some form of ad-
veitising. It is easy to convince people that they need
some kind of advertising to increase their business
any one knows thisrand these grafters charge more
than four times the value of what they offer, and a
stranger seems to be able to land those who scarcely
ever advertise in the home paper and there is no more
effective or cheaper way to, advertise than in the home
paper known. Your local paper is read all the time by
all the fapiily and your . niesage . reaches' out and stay's
out to those you wish to reach, Not an item is missed
If you have, what the reader wishes to buy, you get a
customer ana lesuixs are sure to lollow. But if you
place your ad in these gTafters, the chances are that
no one will ever read it, and you get no results from
it, -consequently you arive at the conclusion that adver
tising does not pay. The next grafter that conies your
way just tell him you have decided to try the homi
paper and keep your money where it has a chance ti
come back to you, and will help you and help build up
the town where you live. O'Neil (Neb.) Holt County
-Old lady to tramp.
vou work Hard work
Tramp "You're wrong, lady,
lost both of my wives that way-"
"I say, Jimmy, what do you think
of a man who deliberately makes a
"I think he's a genius."
i'aughter "But dad, don't you be
lieve that two can live as cheaply as
Father "I certainly do. Right now
your mother and I are living as
cheaply as you."
Pe:ir! Several of the men whom I
refused when I married you are richer
than you are now.
Xerxes That's why.
The honor roll of the Waynesville
high school for the month of October
is composed of the following students:
Eighth grade Carmie Estes, Lucy
Farmer, Hazel Massey, Mary Med
ford, Mozelle McCracken, Mary Mc
Cracken, Annie Peck, Ruth Phillips,
Earl Scruggs, Ernest Withers, Mary
Tillie Rotha, Margaret Schackford,
May Sick, Martha Way, Margaret
Boyd, Ruby Brendle, Rufie Bright,
Mary Clark, Mary Davis, Thedis
Ninth grade: Flora Gibson, Abbie
Fay Henry, Nerine Lowe, Annie Tate,
Tenth grade: Hilda Liner, Martha
McCracken, Gene Morrison, Eugenia
Nelson, Rosalyn Ray, Frances Rose.
Hattie Swayngim, Elizabeth Sheehan.
gieLouisa Thackston, Mary Webster,
Myrtle Calhoun, Maggie Campbell,
Hattie Siler Freeman, Myrtle Ful
bright, Sam Caldwell.
Eleventh grade: Iris C'haf in, Ruth
Duckett. Scott Edwards, Belle Franklin,-
Olive Jane Green, Louise Hend
ricks, Margaret Kuvkendall, Helen
Medford. Mildred Medfoid, Harriet
Morrison,' Katherine Queen.
Two high grade Coai
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Blue Gem Egg 2 1-2 x.;
Red Ash, Egg an dLu -3
1-2 x 8, Long Burn
and Free from Soot. ,
Red Ash, Egg and lui
per load only
Phones 30 and 24;
Last week a half dozen or more eastern and western
Carolina lountics were swept by disastrous forest
tires. Thousands of acres of timber were destioyed,
game burned to death and inestimable damage Wrought.
it is said that in several instances the counties
Visited by fires had recently abolished their fnre war
den system in the frenzy of economy that has seized
some sections. It is right and pioper to practice
economy but now it is necessary to cut every cor
ner possible but it is false economy to neglect the
necessary precautions that might be taken to protect.
natural resources. Because a man's income is cut
he does not let the fire insurance on his home lapse.
Protectki of our forests a,gainst ravenous fores
fires should not be neglected in an effort to save. In
the long run it is money lost instead of saved. News
Mrs. Newbride: "Have you any : RUMMAGE SALE
faith in life insurance?" 1 .
Mrs. Old bride: "Yes, indeed, I've j Friday Saturday,
realized $10,000 from two husbands, Next . to McCracken Cloth
and they weren t good one, either. j
"My work Is confining,
and often I eat hurried:; fcr
causing me to have intli
gestion. Gas will fon ii?
and I will smother anct-
have pains in my rhes: A
"I had to be care?;
what I ate, hut &'.'-('
someone had recoe h
mended Black-Draugh: Wa
and I found a sma
pinch after meals as st
helpful, I soon was eiV r'
ing anything I wantei. .
"Now when I feel ' prj,
least smothering or ': ay
take a pinch of Blat
Draught and get reliej rVj
Clyde VauBhn. 1U W ; J
10 shim J '
Greenville, S. C
Bold in 254 packajes,
i wonder what we ll wear ! Hardware, Produce, Grocer-1
ies. Auction Sale Saturday.!
Night. Be on Hand.
"I know what I'll wear if
"What'il you wear "
"A surprised look."
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WflllEN who are run-1 r. were
votis, or suffer every month, s
take CaMul. t'sea for qvp- a - j,.
Attorney-General Brummitt's withdrawal from the
Kubernatorial race is a surprising development in a
situation vf unusual interest in North Carolina poli
tics. Personal reasons atone, .Mr. Brummitt announces,
led to his decision.
The next question in the many minds today
the contest will be followed by the entry of Josephus
uar.ieis. .Mr. Daniels has manifested every desire of
remaining a publisher and editor, but it might be
possible for the advocates of a sale tax to draft the
former Secretary of the Navy, despite his personal
.nennauons. Anyway, the Brummitt withdrawal
.-manes tne speculation all the more interesting.
... Miss Edna . McCracken spent the
week-end with home folks.
Several 4-H Club boys from this
section attended the AchievsmMit day
program last Saturday at Canton.
We are glad to know our boys "are
interested in this wark. .
Among those attending the play at
Weavervijle College Friday night
were: Rey, R. G. McClamrock and
Mrs. McClamrock, Miss Roxie Noiand,
Miss Helen Green, Jack Williams.
Miss Annabelle McCracken. Miss Emi
ly Palmer. Mrs. D. R. McCracken,
Mrs. C. E. Williams and James Kirk-
Several were present at the shower
given by Mr. and Mrc. Sam Hips in
honor of Mr. and Mrs. Jack McCrack
C. E. Williams and Edd Walker
spent the week in Greenville S. C.
on business. .
OLD NEWSPAPERS FOR
SALE at The Mountaineer
Office. Five and ten cents a
Thaksgiving Holiday Fare
One and One-Third Fares
For The Round-Trip
Tickets on sale November 24, and 25 ; a!'?o patr
vember 26 from stations and for trains font
date which are scheduled to arrive at desti::" "? S1
at or before 1:00 p. m. ,- - Mi
Final Limit December 1, 1931 Taes
Stopovers will be allowed at all station
going or returning, or both within the l-- x. 1
the ticket. y :;..:: - -VV:;;.. .
A splendid opportunity to take a Thank:T-v
trip and visit the home folks at low cost.
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