THE WAYNESVILLE MOUNTAINEER
THURSDAY, DECEMBER r
I'abli-he-d Ky .
Tiii: WAYNESYIKLE PRINTING CO.
Wavm-svilie, N. C
.. r. KCSS Editor
V." ''. Ku-- .'ind M. T. Bridges. Publishers
Published Kvrrv Thursday
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MEKKY CHRISTMAS TO YOl'.'
Tin.' Wayiu'.svilie Mountaineer is pleased to
extend its i.i.liila.v jfiv-i uig-s all thoe with
whom it omcs in -contact and i c::..i," the
jiio,! jn'iip!- vlio reside in Haywood County
wht re it il'eriu'.s. i'.s support and serves its peo
ple. Christina-, is undoubtedly one f the de
lightful occasions oi the year, with opportuni
ty tor all ui exhibit appreciation for friendships
and all'ection. Hxpresed very often by the
giving of gifts the Christina.-; season furnishes
us with an excuse to show, some regard for those
wt love and admire.
Cor boy, and girl's, of Haywood County,
who expect the coming -of Santa Claus to bring
them happiness and joy, we have high hopes
that their anticipations will be -completely rea
lized and.-that cheer and delight will be with
them for many days.
For older - persons, including parents : of
ai' iesaid boys and girls, may we.'. not hope that
Christmas will present an occasion for .joy that
comes from making others happy. Surely, on
this day of the year, every grown-up will want
to brighten the life of some child, or carry
bundled happiness into the home of some' Un
fortunate, with the result that there will come
back upon the giver more joy and contentment
than can be expected.
As a community, we hope that Christmas,
19ul, Will find Haywood County filled with the
Christmas spirit, exemplified in the words and
deeds of its citizens and that, for the day, we
shall set aside all other worldly considerations
in order to take part in the glad celebration.
IS THERE A SANTA CLAUS?
Some years ago a little New York girl wrote
the editor of the New York Sun asking if there
was a Santa Claus. He replied with an edi
torial, "Is There A Santa Claus?" which has
become a classic:
"Virginia, your little friends are Wrong.
They have boen affected by the skepticism of a
skeptical age. They think that nothing can be
which 13 not comprehensible by their little
minds. All minds, Virginia, whether they be
men's or children's, are little. In this great uni
verse of ours man is a mere insect, an ant in his
intellect, as compared with the boundless world
about him, as measured by the intelligence
capable of grasping the whole truth and know
Yes, Virginia, there i a Santa Claus. He
exists as certainly as love and generosity and
devotion exists, and you knew that they abound
and give to your life its highest beauty and
joy. Alas! how dreary would be the world if
there were no Santa Claus! It would be as
dreary as if there were no Virginias. There
would be no child-like faith then, no poetry, no
romance to make tolerable this existence. We
should have no enjoyment except in sense and
sight. The eternal light with which childhood
fills the world would be extinguished.
Not believe in Santa Claus. You might as
well not believe in fairies ! You might get your
papa to hire men to watch in all the chimneys
on Christmas eve to catch Santa Claus, but if
they did not see Santa Claus coming down, what
would that prove? Nobody sees Santa Claus,
but that is no sigh that there is no Santa Claus,
The most real things in the world are those
that neither children nor men can s'ee. Did
you ever see faires dancing on the lawn? Of
course not, but that's no proof that they are
not there. Nobody can conceive or imagine all
the wonders there are unseen and unseeable in
You may tear apart the baby's rattle and
see what makes t)
veil cowrir.g the
U'-iig.. -t !!ian. i:.'i
all iile stl'-'i'ige-:
tear a;'ur;. Only
llKUlft can p'J-n :
picture l he --!-
yoiid. 1- it r.
W::l It1 iln-l'e i- i. : :
and he e
now, he will c
noise inside, but there is a
n World, which not the
ven the united strength of
en that ever lived, could
tii. fancy, poetry, love, ro
r.'iat curtain and view and
;'..:rul beauty and glory be
. .I'. Ah. Virginia, in all this
. -:!,i.';g eUe eal and abiding,
i ("lauC Thank Joel ! he live-',
i v i r. A thousand years from
ay ten thousand years from
iiiir.e to make glad the heart of
( -'JRISTMAS CUSTOMS
Conn tries the world over do not celebrate
.j.,. ( 'hri.-: :n.is season as we do here in the Unit
ed Status. A glance at the customs of other
lajiu.- miht wake us appreciate the celebration
of this happy season in our own country to a
greaU-r extent. In every place, however, the
si-a-on i one of giving, and one of good cheer
Long before the time of the Christ child,
pagans celebrated the season, known, to them
as the Saturnalia, or the coming of longer days.
In early Rome the season was celebrated as a
time for the exchange of gifts. They gave hon
eyed gifts, that the year of the recipient might
be sweeter, or lamps, that they might be the
token of brightness; and gifts of gold and silver,
..;.'..t:c of wealth.
In Denmark, Santa Claus does not visit the
children on Christmas Eve, but little old Jule
Nissen, said to be an elf in gray garb with point
ted red nig-ht cap. He rewards good children
with gifts they desire, a. id also gives food, te'the
birds and beasts.
In Italy IJefana takes the place of our Saint
Nicholas. Defana is an old woman who comes
down the chimney on January 5th and lilis the
stockings of good children with good things,
arid the stockings of bad children with ashes.
In Mexico, instead of the Christmas tree,
one finds a huge fragile earthen jar called the
Pinata. It is filled with nuts, fruits and candie-i.
Sometimes the jar is hidden in the body of a
huge doll's face- h'veiy member of the family
is blind-folded on Christmas morning, and op
portunity g-iven to strike and break the Pinata
so that the good things encased here will scatter
all over the floor, where members of the family
scramble for them.
In Norway the season is a real holiday. For
two weeks no one may fish or hunt. No wheels
may turn, and birds, beasts and fish must go un
molested. A tuft of wheat is mounted upon a high
pole, some times surmounted by a bit of ever
green, to serve as a feast of the birds. If great
crowds of birds come to taste of this delicacy,
farmers believe it is an omen for good and that
crops will be plentiful. On the other hand if only
a small number of birds enjoy the sheaf, they
believe it will be a poor crop year, and a time
of want and need.
Our own Christmas season, to us, is best
observed. It is a time of giving and good cheer,
A time of worship for the tiny Babe of Bethle
hem, and a time of peace and good will towards
one and all Ex
PROGRAM FOR THE GOVERNOR
If Governor Ehringhaus is ambitious to
single out some line of possible achievement to
major in during the remainder of his adminis
tration and one that would identify his regime
to prosperity as one of great achievement, he
will follow up the idea he dropped while in
Charlotte the other day and go to the mat with
this important matter of county consolidations.
The people of this State are not realizing
what a financial drain it is upon them to keep
up 100 different counties under systems of gov.
erament that are in many instances obsolete
and in many other instances represent costly
duplication of effort.
If they could ascertain, even approximate
ly, what such a piece of business is costing
them, they would be shocked into sentiment
to do something about the needless waste of
their money and the perpetuation of the in
efficiencies and cumbersome machineries they
are. financing'. ' ..
Governor Ehringhaus might not be able .to
bring this achievement about even during the
while he remains at the head of the State, but
wdiat this reform needs, above all things else,
at present is a dynamic leadership and a mili
tant and aggressive voice that will be heard
throughout the State.
His carries farther right now in efforts of
this nature than that of any other man in the
public life of the State and The Observer be
lieves he could go places were he to consent to
make this a paramount objective of the next
two years of his administration. Charlotte
(ntier me Jwrm
There's a f.cod o' blessed sunsLine
Follows every pourin' rain,
An' we know they both 're needed
If we're poin' t: harvest grain!
Underneath the winter's snowdrift,
Flowers wait t' cheer the spring;
it s wnen aayiymt anves out aancness
ti,i t,,.4, t . j. :
i From the c.f 1 i
So it is with life, I reckon;
All the trouble that we know
An' the handicaps we're facin'
Comes our way t' help us grow.
toff sS fe.;.
When you've had a share o' heartache, Xklfhi
M It's a misrhiv safe nrediction W"asias3t I
Of a spell o' happiness! dh5jp3sl"E
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USSSIXSSr,TT3irATS .- .iid that wasn't different, from writ-
11 v " i in .Merry t'hri.stmas ?
I - , -
h o ! ) ! r- that when Vuii
Hv W. t I KTIS RUSS
Here it : C!ii-istnKi- again, and as
usu'.l tlii'i-c uit.s ol' shopping to' be
(ioi:e i-jiien1 Santa 'arrives.
l ast . Wediit'sday I help pick out
tit best letter to.
rteived throuLdiC E. KayV Sons,
and after we hud finished 1 was al
most in a notion of writing the old
man one. myself. ;
'i jather than a hole.
:.Ii,S Iva Mi .. !, '
;end Chri.-tnuH w;:i ;
Mr. HuRh Abel i ,
Saturday t j srei:,i ' ,.'
' hi.- parents.
Mi-s Julia Brown ,
I :he latter part of !i
I M !.-. Olive Bonne.
Mr. Hupo Sondrejrvv.- .,
Willie YViULs were in A -
I r.iirht for the 'Heart I!-. . -
Miss Heen Bri.e'e's
tives in Asheville Moi-.d-..,.
day of la-st week.
fi Voflnc. v.., .
s the guest of Mr. i ; '.,
.-'imon this vteek.
i Mr !iti.i Mn i.io e:, ....
S. T. Graves left yvter.:,r,
vannah where they will be vh.
of j-elatives for the holiday.
Miss Mary Davis de'ie!f:
t.Ttiined the WonianV Liu: a
on W'ednesday evening. A ,:L
program on North and S.-j;
Una was rendared. A ,
. -uidu Luui.-c nas .eieu. 1
I will meet again during the h
In the Wavnesville Gra.l- ! -W.
C Allen Supt., Cigaretu
ers m school 1 ( V )
The following were am. sr.:
attending the Bryan .spe;,:
Asheville: Forest Me.ser s
nell, T. L. Green. Mrs. Huh '
Miss Alsteatter. Clarenv
Rufe Iiliekwell and wife,
Blackwell, Fi'ank Fergus :
Wayne.sville, X. (.'..
Dear Santa Claus:
T want vnn t.. In-iini. in..
locking Christmas evel j want vo'u to bri) , .
j bring me a cowboy suit an
I me a teapot and I want sun;
j an'l oranges. Frederick Love
On Friday the Clyde
school will give in the af'en
entertainment li:f- the pa.c
the evening a reception to
There will be a joyful time
young and , old, the particu
i . ard he:t
i li r.g up you
I ir.ai trie ooarii or neaitn won i mane
you take it down and that t hrist
;r:is morning there'll be .--oniething in
.t KM B ERS ELECTED
THE SEVEN CLUB
The following officers wall serve the
i:t'vc i iuu . ui toe toiinnii juuj ...i,,' .u ...;n u : l i
, . ii i j ii i. which -will- be given later
lull, secretary. Harold Hayne. , and
,.:-et:uy, Harold ilaynes, andj
Lieasurer,.. 11:11 1 revost. 1 hey will
take aiiic.e the first of January. Two
new members weie taken in at the
meeting held this week. Genson Ross
and Johnnie Cuddeback.
. ,i 4. K 11H3 U 1' 11 11 U I L1C UUllli llll.Il Ul
Santa ( laus that he
cleaner and better social life of the
young people of the community or
making plans with other organizations
to sponsor some benefit dances in the
near future. :
For the first time in my life I was
told by Charles Ray last week that
I had a perfect ''figure" for a Santa
Claus you know, small -at the top,
rounding in the middle and flat feet.
Something of a surprise i
the disclosure that three of
ures on the front of the new
Court building are actual m
l: ing men. They include t hi
tiee Hughes. iRobert Aitkeii-.thi
tor, and Elihu Root. Others
s e n t e d a re John Mars ha7, i
Chief Justice Taft, and tie lati
Gilbert, architect of the bui
ir,n ;f i trtnlf lil-p Snnta. I'mlv
not going to take his job from him ' i
(at present.) I ,
Well, the staff here have certainly.'
taken it for granted that I wa3 thejT
old man himself and have been pass
ing out hints for first one thing then
First: t.hpre is Mrs. Gwvt), who . 4
writes the society and doings of the. 4
women folks. Outside of wanting a
sign to put on the front door reading
"Please close, that air is com, sne
hasn't said much, but I believe she
would like to a book of new adjectives
to describe some of these beautiful
charming brides, and delightful affairs.
Mr. Bridges, who runs the lino
type, has missed his mustache worse
than anything else during the past
year, of course, he would like to have
a new one.
Marion Bridges, who runs the sec
ond linotype in the shop, wants to
I know if Santa could bring him any
thing to help him get his Chevy
started these cold mornings. "Its
not walking these cold mornings that
hurt.-., its the disappointment," he
Homer Davis is the man who runs
the presses, and he don't see why
banta Claus won t bring a new au
tomatic press: that will run by itself
while he sits by and whittles cedar
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With kindest thoughts and best wishes for
Christmas and the New Year.
SMOKY MOUNTAIN MOTOR -INK
W. C. & Earl Messer, Owners
Mr. Bailey who sets the ads and
job work failed to get his list made
out before this went to press, so he
is liable, to get left by old Santa.
But from what he's said . before, he
would like to have something to get
ink off his hands with.:
And there's Uncle Abe. Poor fellow-
He's used up almost all of his
Christmas present already by smok
ing - the rope. Don't tell him
but there's an end back in the shop
about three feet long that I'm going
to put a Christmas card on and give
him. You see he'll smoke that dur
ine the holidays when the office is'
closed and I won't be bothered with
the stiffling fumes. Then, too, : he
wants some headache powders to ease
his head since he has had to write
two columns in one week.
I almost forgot the jaintbr, Adge.
He's not particular,, but said if its
all the same to us that a nice big
watermelon next August will tickle
him. And who wouldn't it tickle?
Now that completes the list for the
entire ; staff, of course, there are
Other little things they want but they
expect their aunts, uncles and other
kin to take care of that.
What I want most, is that each of
you have a Jolly Christmas, and a
delightful holiday season now who
ASK YOU R D O C T O R
PhwttJB 53 & 54
Opposite Post Offi