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THE WAYNESVILLE MOUNTAINEER
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 3
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der the Act of March 3,1879, November 20, 1914.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 1931
But the very haiis of your hea l are al! numbered.
Now that the last of the Thanksgiving
turkey was consumed today in the form of
soup, we will be able to devote our worries to
deciding what to give for Christmas.
If there is anything that looks bad to local
people and visitors is the unsightly out rf date
circus posters still hanging by one corner in
the windows. Old dance posters, football game
posters that have long been obsolete are still
sticking around. If we want to keep them for
souvenirs lets keep them out of sight of the
public. Now is the tine to clean up for the holidays.
Farmers of the county welcomed the rain
the first of the week, especially those that
have burley tobacco about ready for the mar
ket. Tobacco experts state that the dry weath
er has made the tobacco just x little dry for
the market, this week's rains will aid considerably.
OUT OF DEBT BY CHRISTMAS
Last week in this column we made men
tion of 4he indebtedness of the Methodist and
Ba-tist churches of Waynesville and the spirit
in which the two congregation.; went about
in raising over $2400 in a few days. These two
churches are now practically free of debt. The
Episcopal church officials announce this week
that they have a campaign on to raise over
$900 before Christmas. Their slogan is "Out
of Debt by Christmas."
As a rule churches are considered,', poor
financiers, and few have the ability to keep
out of debt. Waynesville, churches are an ex
ception to this rule, they get in deBt, but have
the business ability to get out.
The business men of Haywood; county
would profit by the example set by the churches
of this city. "Out of debt bv Christmas."
TEAMWORK WINS AGAIN
Football teams are usually recognized. 'for
their achievements .on the gridiron on sport
pages and sometimes on the front p4ge. But
we feel that the distinction "the ..Waynesville
football team has received th is year-is worth
more than just an ordinary sport news item.
The local team is now champion of West
ern North Carolina high schools. That in it
self is an honor but the path in which the team
traveled to reach that goal' in worth consider
ably more. The "championship was won by
strength, not weight, nor did the team have
more experience than the majority of the
teams tfiy played. The Waynesville lads
played together. They stuck to the job when
itAroked at times that defeat was certain. Ev
ery man did his part. No outstanding star
can be selected. They all played well, played for
each other, their town and school When
Coach Weatherby called for better playing the
boys delivered the goods.
, Just another example of- what team work
can do. It always pays to work together in
tivic clubs, business, church ad especially at
IS THE CRIME WAVE RECEDING?'
Three murder cases, several manslaugh
ter cases, and an interminable number of liq
uor cases to come up in court this Week arrest
the attention of the thoughtful and compel
the question, "Is crime now at its flood tide, or.
is it still rising?
Haywood County is well along in the line
with other counties in the state when it comes
to the versatility of crime. We can muster
nearly all kinds, and maybe some that are not
found elsewhere; but we should thank the Lord
that no banks have been looted by their of
ficials under that new application of the word
But whether or not the crime wave is ris
ing or receding in Haywood County depends
upon our viewpoint. As a writer in the Ladies'
Home Journal for December said;, "Crime fol
lows the path of least insistence." All of us
have noticed that. Let the discipline of a home
or a school break down and rioting begins. And
we are all grown up children.
Perhaps we expect too much of our offic
ers, who are charged with the enforcement of
iaw. We elect, or select, them for their respec
tive positions, give them the glad hand at the
beginning of their duties with the implied de
claration, "We've helped you to win your job,
now go to it. It's your job." Then begins our
inactive hostility, or, at any rate passive com
Public opinion, that indefinable dynamo,
is the only force that cp.n control crime. Is it a
rock of defense against the commission , of
crime in. your neighborhood, or is it on!v a
name? We've never been afraid that a speak
easy would be opened at our back door, or front
one either. The bootlegger visits only those
whom he knows to be sympathetic.
Law is a unique thing. It did not make it
self. It cannot enforce itself. Officers cannot
enforce it. Ys they can arrest the violator,
put him behind the bars, but he cannot punish.
Mr. Good Citizen, after all, has to decide the
question of guilt and punishment.
It's not queer, therefore, that crime is
rampant in some localities. Reduced to the
logical conclusion, ' it air depends on you, Mr.
Average Citizen. True, the officer is a citizen
and has to take his place with the others, a lit
tle in advance of the rank and fiie because he
is supposed to know his place; but when he ad
vances upon the .enemy the criminal and
looks back for';. support and sees his backers
skulking to shelter, that's another angle.
So it's the average citizen in every com
munity that puts up the resistance, or lets
down the bars, to crime. Public opinion blocks,
or clears, the path for the suppression or com
mission of crime. Is the path to crime in Hay
wood county one of dynamic resistance, or is it
flinching or negligible? '
Better Business Ahead
Thinks Brevard Editor
William V. Ellison, manager of the
Transylvania Times, Brevard, was in
communication with The Mountaineer
office this week and in speaking of:
the general business condition of thi
section and Western North Carolina
he said. "I believe there's better
things ahead for this state and the
country as a whole; believing the lull
in business has reached the rock bot
tom and good Old Man Prosperity
has come back a long distance."
Mr. Ellison is in a position to know
whereof he speaks.
Twenty-two Pitt county farmers
will store 40,000 bushels of sweet
potatws this winter.
BEWARE OF 'MITATIONS
WOILD PLAY HAVOC
The recent North Carolina Supreme Court decis
ion that a -Votary Public js a public official and there
fore canmit, under -'the Constitution, hold another pub
lic office at the ame time he is a notary might be
ilculated to play havoc to ultimate conclusion.
But the decision is nothing new. A similar decis
ion was handled down lti vears .ifn nn.l mpn ' u;it
.rik'ht on holding- Notary commission-- and any other'
puoiic trust tnrust then way. Under the strict appli-
cation of law. all acts discharged" by them under
. the office of the last position.' they assumed, aie illegal
and invalid.. But a strict application of the law in this
ca-e w juld causg .pandemonium in. almost every coun
ty in the. State. ' ' .
While the law isplain, theie is hardly a. court
which would hot find, some . way to prevent, setting a
'precedent so dangerous. The complications would ex
tend even to the Chief Justice of the North Carolina
Supreme Court it-elf. whose acts would be under
question. . , '
Nevertheless the way is made ouite clear. Thn
who are holding two public, offices' should remove
.temselvesJfrom o,ne or the other Without delay. To re
tain ooth is (to invite the litigation, that, at some stage
ol the discussion. w!ll --.p inviH1i-iT v
fopic.-.' ' . . '
A man who will.,.knck another man's business to
you, y-ilj knock the .5'eryrdickens but of you whenever
he thinks it is "to ftis advantage to do so.
'jA knocker is" the most miserable, creature on
earth He hurts no o.e else like, he hurts himself. A
knocker soon takes oh 'the expression of a sneak, the
owning uiiv oi a muei, ana xne sntiess gaze ot a
dope fiend. Why khoc!i? Brevaul News'
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;..':' :-;U' v if we only had :,
Every day the doctor, the nurse, the tuberculosis
executive says "If we only had the money, we could
do this, that or the other thing. We could build a pre
ventorium, we 'could employ those extra nurses, we
could examine and X-ray the school children and pro
vide treatment for such as need it; we could find and
provide for the undernourished child, we could carry
on these much needed studies of our problem what
couldn't we do, if we only had the money."
This is not, however, the wail of a despairing
soul, nor the last gasp of a lost cause. It is rather a
challenge to newer ar.d greater opportunities, to carry
on More Vigorously than ever before.
The Christmas seal gives you and ne, gives all of
us at 'this holiday season a chance to meet this chal
lenge. Buy Christnjas seals and bring hope to those
who are looking for your support of the tuberculosis
campaign. Answer the call, "If we only had" by buying
more seals this year of need than ever before. Mor
CHIC EES D1SSER AT EAST
The East Waynesville Parent-Teachers'
Association will serve a chickc-n
dinner, Friday, December 1. from
6:30 to 8 p. m. in the school building.
Chicken, Creamed Potatoes
Green beans, Pickles, Rolls (home
Apple Pie or Pumpkin Pie and
Only 25 cents per plate! Come,
bring the family and enjoy a delici'ju:
dinner for only "two bits."
An entertaining program will be
rendered during this time.
Tickets may Le purchased in ad
vance or at the school building.
Don't forget the date and hour!
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WE HAVE A COMPLETE LINE OF
Books and Games
Special Assortment Christmas Candy 15c. Poum
We Appreciate Your Patronage
(Eijrtatmas; (SrMtmj (Earfoi
IHith liour Nairn1 yrttttrb nn Shpm
EDGAK A. GUEST, CARDS with your name printed. 12
cards and envelopes in attractive boxes for $1.50.
Other card prices from 3 cents to $1.00 each.
Names printed on cards in new attractive type at the follow
ing prices :
1 to 25 Cards for 50c.
25 to 50 Cards for 75c.
100 or More Card? it 1 Cent Each.
We Have A Larje Stock to Select From
Waynesville Book Store
".-:, MAIN STREET
WAYNESVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA
Make your selection now, before they
are all picked over.