THE WAYNESVILLE MOUNTAINEER
THE WAYNESVILLE PRINTING CO.
Main .Struct. Waynesville, N. C.
W. C. RUSS - Edltor
W C Iluss and M. T. Bridges, Publishers
Published Every Thursday
1 Year, In County ?10
G Months, In County --- 50
1 Year Out-side of Haywood County 11.50
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Kn'ered at the post office at Waynesville, N. C,
Second Class Mail Matter, as provided under
tw Ai t of March 8, 1879, November 20, 1914.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 1931
FINDING NEW MONEY
T!k' best investment any tanner can make
at this time is in dairy cattle, according to Mr.
Farnham sUu specialist in dairy cattle.
This MaU-'iiient is not made just at random
and wiliu.ut careful study of the local situation
lu it. !,cc:iu.M' .Mr. Farnham has spent much time
in tlii- oi..-":!y ami knows the conditions much
better t hut:
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; car.iei y i - no'v l iiiniin.e In bind
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fiian lite ': ;-'t;!' !'i wn aie .s out ami
i j ; r-v. in heir f ir Haywood I'ai 'itietv. The cattle
ai. i hiiiilv. '."iieaply ami it is 1' :iovn I hat the
westei ii cattle thrive in this area.
On Friday .-"o-ijrht of this week in the base
ment of the Methodist church there will be a
meeting of business men and farmers at which
time the proposition will be made dearly bv
Mr Farnham and others relative to the possi
bilities of bringing into this county "new
The meeting is being1 sponsored bv the
Rotary ( lub and thev .will assume all expenses
of the meeting' with the exception of 25 cents
per plate tor a bountiful dinner.
The purpose of the meeting' is j list to have
a general understanding of the possibilities of
the dairying industry in the county.
After hearing the discussion the other day
by Mr. I-arnham we are convinced that the
easiest money to be made at this time is through
DOSE OF CASTOR OIL
Six hundred and eighty-two families . . .
thirty-five hundred and -nmet v-even persons
. . . or more than twenty-three per cent of the
entire population of Watauga county, received
aid from emergency relief headquarters during
the month of August . . .' canned meat, fat
back, money and stuff. These are the figures
of Mrs. Thomas O'Uerry, director of the dole in
North Carolina . . . and they're right as a rab
bit, to be sure ! It's mighty hard to realize that
the alleged panic left this host of unemployed,
destitute, famished sack-toters in a land most
as fertile, as. Eden . . . rig-ht in the middle of a
harvest second to none m t he .memory of man.
Apples, .'titters, turnips, cao nge, beans, pump
kins, coin, rye, buckwheat . . . hamburger on
the hoof, j ink chops in the pen . . . Iamb, ram.
shetp, m jt'.im, goat and whistle-piir running at
large on a th s.ind )dd hills 'entj for all
and enough leil ocr for a I'.n'tc l feast or
two ... . . the gourd of a lavish Providence tilled
right over in . , . and the dear o'd FERA still
passing out dollars in a never-ending stream to
take care of poverty in these hy'ar mountains!
Ii's probably the righteous thing to do .
we'd like to think so at least . . . but somehow
or other, it takes a powerful struggle to reta'n
cne's meager "snack" of non-dished-up-with--
cut-sweat, grub as one observes a great big,
lazy, good-for-nothing; bumpkin slinking along
the street with a couple of cans of "Gov'mint"
meat. For his general cussedness has been re
warded by relief rations . . . and it's doubtful
whether his truce with the hoe and plow will
be broken for a decade. The spirit of direct
federal relief to an indigent tribe of ne'er-do-wells
is beautiful indeed but in practice, it's
another big- dose of castor oil! Maybe it won't
last always ... maybe we'd better pray that it
doesn't Watauga Democrat.
YOl' ARE EXPECTED TO JOIN THE RED
One American out of every five was help
ed by the Red Cross in the last five years of
drought, unemployment and increased needs of
ex-service men. At least one American out of
five ought to pay the dollar membership fee in
the annual Roll Call which begins on Armistice
There are no major disasters that happen
but what the Red Cross is foremost in the battle
to aid the homeless, suffering or distressed. In
all these years the Red Cross has waged battle
after battle to help suffering humanity, and it
is only by public membership fees that they are
able to carry on their work year after year.
Aside from being first in time of need the
Red Cross has a health conservation program
which includes public health nursing, instruc
tion in mutntion and home hygiene and first
aid and life saving courses.
The American Red Cross has never disap
pointed the people who look to it for help, and
certainly the American people cannot afford to
disappoint the Red Cross this year during the
iuinual Roll ('all. The memberships are only
A SPLENDID INVESTMENT
The Hoard of County Commissioners are
n.-apei at ing with the State Department of
'' !' , m ; I) ve!ov.men't to the exterv.
i- !' !0( a year.
.'!.!' people might, mit rt a'i.e jus what
:h:s iivihey is used for or what earn;! it does, but
: i t' i. -tirnat.ii :i it is .mmey well spent ::
!;!,!,: .' -ay' invested ia-teai! 'of spi-nt.
;a:;'ii year-, 'especially at. litis season -there
. ;- ttii.a':.:.- .,!''!'::,.' ihvs vxltieh no hundreds
.;' .! !!:;.iy A'liilt of. Jamajje. anil th-a 'LVpal'l-'
na-iti. of i.'.aisei'vation 'and ! )eeh:jai a at. .makes
;iv.. iis major ac, i i-1 i s iu finv-Ant mg ami
, ; h t i 1 1 r forest tires.
Aia.ii lief import atit phase of t tieir ' woiti is.
tiie proti ft i.on of game ami i'..-ii. Ami ceriainly
i-ith Haywotal's relation to the park this alone
is ion big a matter to ignore.
I lie investment-that the county ha.s made
is a splendid one and the dividends will be much
greater than the initial cost.
PREACHER WEST WILL HE MISSED
Hrevard and the community will miss the
Rev. Joseph II. West, Who is leaving the Metho
dist work here after five years of service to take
up pastorate work at Junaluska.
"Preacher" West as he is called by most
folk, and plain "Joe" West as he is known to
members of the Brevard Kiwanis club, has made
an enviable record during his five years work
here. A good preacher and a good fellow in
every respect, folk in Brevard will miss the
erect "grand old man" of the Brevard Metho
dist church after he is gone.
.Junaluska or any other community can
well be proud of adding such a man as Mr. West.
Only required by the church to do his duty
as pastor, holding services regularly and attend
ant pastoral duties, Preacher West has , gone
out of his way to do community work, taking
part in civic projects of merit, and being lead
ing figure in locating the Brevard College here.
Brevard will miss Preacher West.- Tran
LOST AND FOUND
How old is a codfish ? Last week a Boston
fisherman found a ring in the stomach of a
codfish in his catch. The ring has been identi
fied by the Rev. E. T. Dr;.ne of the First Pres
byterian church of Orange, Texas, as one he
lost while swimming at Corpus Christi, Texas,
28 years ago. .'
This has started fishermen debating pos
sible ages codfish may attain. Some skeptics
find it hard to believe, even in the face of this
evidence, that a codfish lives to be 28. Further
more, they think it a long swim from the Gulf
of Mexico to the New England fishing grounds
This story was bound to start up an "I
remember" chorus; From Oltoona, Pa., comes
a dispatch that while making a rock garden
Ache Black found a watch lost . 30 years ago
when the ground was part of his. father's farm.
Siyy years ago a workman building a brick
wall to inclose the safe in the First National
bank of Sterling, 111., lost S 10 in currency. When
the wall was torn down recently the money was
found m good condition.
David J. Carlough of Ramsey, N. J., reports
finding on his farm a turtle on which the initials
"J.D.C. 1865" were still faintly discernible.
They had been carved there by Mr. CarloughV
father 69 years before.
The chronicle would be complete now if
someone could find American prosperity which
was mislaid 'way back in 1929. Christian
t science Monitor,
They'll Scon be Men
There's nothing "cute" about them any more;
They've lost the cunning ways of baby days;
The dimples and the curls they onetime wore
No longer win for them such glowing praise
Our boys are getting big and growing strong;
And. where they once were chubby, they are long.
Those gentle baby voices that we heard
Have taken on a deeper, harsher tone;
And, oftentimes, they use a phrase or word
That, in their tender years, was never known;
Where once we only taught them proper speech,
We find it necessary now to preach!
They freely contemplate a broader view;
Their longings and ambitions are proclaimed;
They often show determination, too,
In reaching an objective they have named;
No longer do they readily depend
Upon the aid or guidance we can lend.
The little ones that were our pride and joy
No longer do the tricks of baby days;
Each baby has become a husky boy,
And has adopted boyhood'3 normal ways . .
I'd like to have our babies back again,
But I'll be mighty proud when they are men!
S ID E
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.i.-.j'i pay i'" ii.hi-.: :i-.iiiil .i.-e oui't
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22 Years Ag
Seoi ... .1 .;';,,,- i-.j'.i -I nK'ni'v 'ii'.i tile fact
i'i.-i! Doyle A .-.v .ui; I. al.l -a I' ,-amir b ni
,-aiat;e wilae ill Kauie.ii, ain't yestei'
liay -I iVcaiil t hi.- y vn ii,.a! tie-i! in
with Doyle's sentimem just ' riht:
;. Ncjjro;. "Leak hero' boss, da:' hum
you soli) nic was spoiled." .
iiuL'he:': "Impossihle. It. was cured
in the host (if way."
NeH'i'd: "Well, bos, if dat ham was
cured it sho had a powerful relapse."
Last Rites For T.
V. Davis Are Held
Now you can believe thi.s or leave
it. but it is the absolute truth. Last
Sunday a four-year-old boy went to
Sunday School for the first time in
Of course he did not know how to
act and gve the teacher no little
concern with his actions, but she
handled the situation splendidly until
the little follow spied another lad in
the rear of the class he immediately!
"believed" he didn't like, so getting
up he pointed towards the little fel
low with his fust and said: "I'm going
to knock hell out of you,"
Now talking about a dumb-founded
Sunday School teacher, but she was
one- And next to the teacher, the
"victim" of the threat was rather
Funeral evv'ii'es were held from
the lesideiicc on Monday afternoon.
O.-tobur 21)th, for Theodore Vance
Davis, who died Sunday '. morning at
2:30. O'clock at his home following an
attack of influenza. Rev- O. (C.
Landrum, pastor of the Hazelwood
Presbyterian church, of which the
deceased was a meiflber, having serv
ed as a deacon and treasurer for
many 'years, and Dr. R. P. Walker,
pastor of the Presbyterian church, of
Waynesville, conducted the services,
Mr. Davis was a native of Haywood
county and was the son of Mr. Lee
G. Davis, of Canton and the late Mrs.
(From the file of November 8, i;i
The greatest Democratic vie-,
since 1862. "We win with Wu ,e.r
Wilson." and Back to Denio ;
swings all branches of governn;, m
Woodrow Wilson has made ftv
mistakes in his public utterance tr
any other man who has been Ic-f.
the public in the last quarter of
Will Hyatt says we are ihavb'
to Teddy Roosevelt for a great Dc
Mrs. Walter Chancellor left W,
nesday for her home in Calilon
after a very pleasant visit to 1
mother, Mrs. Alden Howell, Si.
Mr. James Cody, of Spnnpii
a Simon pure Demociat was in Wi
nesville yesterday and made this
fice a very pleasant business cMi.
Mrs. G. C. Briggs left yestnc
morning on the Goldsboro train
an extended' visit to the eastern p.
of the state and Virginia among
friends of her childhood and M-h
Walter Davis is vi.siur.g
daughter. Mis, Bert in Ashev iK
a few days.
Mr. and Mrs. Theodore McC a
were serenaded and given a pi .-
ruous shower last. Monday vx:
All kinds of thiims were in w;.:. : -soap,
scrub l'ru.-1n.;, elo.-k. t..;,
iin . ti-l lie'.. la, pa; .to :aia . .
pi tty silver wa :v ami caii.tU
A lie-.- oiliir- i 'avis. iie . a
r. .:..! wi!h ;.ii - ;irm of I. -'
ii.-. I'. .,i;,:ii,-- : aial e 1
v.a ;.rd Wii-'- a hieh!;
I .'. ii ni. lia;a .wa o.l.
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i.-;u'.i ,nt -llava-iw i.-.a'. a.- a A. '..
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aaai K..'a- Ga'd'dis.' !?onoi-.. '-y '
h-.-ii: wa-,e: V. nest -f. !i a'a '
t i-.j.g, 1.. X. Davis. (', X. Allen, i ".
Kuvk.mlnll. -George KischolV. V
Oa'vis I". M. Kuilisiit, Dr. K. S. Kv
,-.-i n. Da.llas- Dean: u . .M .
Vv.M. Chani'iK'is, John
Mr, Davis is survived by hi- v
aw and ten children: Mrs. iraa
Swange), Mrs, Carl BLscholf. -
ICloise Davis, Charles. Robert, ,
F.dward, Theodore, andKeilneth
Charlottesville, Va., his father
Lee G. Davis', and the following bit
ers and sisters': 'Mrs. W. A. Whit
Miss Neta Davis, Miss Josepl
Davis, Harry, Fred, Roy and Hoi
Davis., all of -Waynesville,
Mrs. E. H- Walker, of Fines Cr
spent Monday in town shopping.
Rev. H. W. Baucom has returnei
town after spending several day
Lum.be rton. on business.
The teacher tried to smooth things
over the best she could, and finally
got to talking about school to the ht
thle fellow, weherupon he promptly
said he wasn't going to school, 'cause
when he got big he was going to be
It has been a long time since I have
been frightened worse than I was
several days ago. I went in tna
Waynesville Hardware on business
and had to go back in the stock room
to find Mr. Coffey. It was rather dark
back there and as I was coming out
I met a real black bear in the aisle. Al
though the bear didn't seem to move
or show any signs of devouring me.
he certainly had a ferocious look on
Within a few seconds I gathered
myself together and found it was a
stuffed bear that Mr. Coffey uses in
his show windows in connection with
advertising guns, shells, etc.
I'm not sure whether my hair stodd
up straight Or rio but it had a right
to. : A .. '
HOt'CEWIFC. Mrs. C. Daly
says: "We all know how
much energy a woman put;
into housekeeping ! My recipe
for renewing energy is to
smoke a Camel. Camels J
pick up my energy whin I
feel tired. And chey have such
a mild, delicate fcvc: ! '
STEEPLECHASE RIDER. Crawford Buriotiriys:
"Whether I m tired trom nJin;; a h.irdrsjclr, or t
from a crowded business day, 1 k-el ri'ti-cshed
and restored just as so:.n as I qct a chance to
smoke a Camel. So I m a pretty inccssaiy .
smoker. not only because Camels give me'
'lift in eneruy. hut because thy tastt to. good!
And never yet have Camels upset my nerves."
Hallowe'en is over, and aiany F53
pie are glad, while others are just
beginning to plan pranks for the
coming event next year.
Thp. mpanest nrank I ever remem
ber was at a Sunday School Hallow'en.
party, and of course there was a tub
of water which was to be used in
bobbing for apples. Just before the
time came for the apple 'bobbing,
nut over a oound of Ensom
salts in the water. Well, the preacher
wras the fist one to trv his luck, and
also the last one. It was a dirty j
trick, but at least exceedingly funny
to see how the preacher acted.
I've often wondered if he thought
I put the salts in the water, 'cause
he looked right at me after he got
the first swallow.
Well. Waynesville has 18 cent gas.
oline just because someone wanted to
have some fun. The way it all start
ed, was most interesting, but that is
more or less a secret, except that a
certain man took a sign which read
j "Gas 18c" and held it in his hand at
a filling station. A competitor
Hardly a day passes that we are not asked by num
bers of customers to prescribe a remedy for some ailment,
either real or imaginary. .It would be easy for us to com
ply with such requests, and our sales totals would be
materially increased if we did. But we invariably refuse
such business as this -solely for the protection of the
customer. No one is qualified to diagnose and prescribe
but a physician. . Anyone else who attempts it is tread
ing dangerous ground, and we would rather lose hundreds
of sales than endanger one life.
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