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THE WAYNES VILLE MOUNTAINEER
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 26, 1933
1 Published By
THE WAYNESVILLE PRINTING CO.
Main Street Waynesville, N. C.
W. C. RUSS Editor
W. C. Run and M. T. Bridges, Publishers
Published Every Thursday
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North Carolina -A
MISS ASSOCIATION ,
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 26. 19;"
AN OPEN LETTER TO SANTA CLAUS
Waynesville, N. C.
December 22. 19..j
Dear Santa Ciaui:
Sii-.ce it has been .'!02 days since you were
in our community, we are taking this oppor
tunity of giving in brief some of the events of
the county, in order thatvou mav know what
I'!.'-', of ail,
ou .tr.ake vour ani.ua! vi.-i
tiic Keoplu of this i-ountv ar.
hotter spirits than: they Wt-re la-;t
fao', vvt- are feeling better ovi-r eco
nomic conditions than since 1929 And 'that.
Santa, is a lot.
: So many tilings have hap;:eiu.! that we
are afraid you won't have time to read all of
it before you start out on your annual trip-of-cheer.
but a.s this is a letter of information,
rather than one asking for gifts, you might
find relaxation in reading it.
First of all. right after you left last year,
our state legislature went into session, and
from that came the order that our county board
of commissioners be increased from three to
seven. Well, we got four mighty good men,
and the board has been running as smooth as
could be. A lot of people didn't like the ida
at first, but little is said about it now. except a
few, who think it will be repealed at the next
session of the legislature. But that's in Jan
uary. 19-T7, and this is still 1935.
There has been a lot of building here since
you were in the county last. The Champion
Fibre Company is spending another half mil
lion on a filtering plant. J. E. Massie is open
ing his new $45,000 Park theatre. His brothers
opened their $20,000 funeral home this year;
the Baptist folks here are opening their new
Sunday School building next week, and two
school buildings have been completed and work
is underway on the new Junior High school
.And, Santa, you might not know the place
wheil you et here Tuesday. Last spring the
folks started painting up and haven't quit yet.
Why, there is more painting going or. now than
there is sometimes in the heart of the summer.
Among the big paint lobs were the Hotel
Cordon, England-Walton Co., and painters are
now at work on the Unagusta Manufacturing
Company changing the red into aluminum.
And among the latest things to happen in
the county in a big way was the organizing of
the Haywood County Bank out of the Bank en' .
Clyde. This new bank will have the main of
fice at Canton, and maintain a branch at Clyde.
The W'PA is spending some money in the
county, giving a lot of folks work that other
wise would be out, although, to be frank about
it Santa, it seems that this county is being held
back on by someone. 'Course, things like that
get up our dander sometimes, but we under
stand that will be ironed out within a "short
Several new roads are being built in the
county. The Cove Creek road is splendid, and
When you make your trip down Jonathan
Creek Tuesday you will find that you can make
much better time than you were able to make
The road at Bethel towards Springdale is
about half completed, and by next year this
will make traveling in that section easier for
you. Frank Miller and a few of "his associates
are working night and day on road matters, and
this Parkway situation from Soco Gap to
Cherokee seems to be giving a little trouble
right now, but that will be worked out.
And before we forget it, the Haywood
farmers are much better pleased with prices
this year than last. The potato prices and to
bacco crop are making them feel lots better,
I. K. Massie is to be congratulated on the
modern theatre he has provided for this com
munity. It is beyond all expectations, and
would be a credit to a town many times larger
The fact that he has provided every known
convenience and improvement in the theatre
world proves that he had the comfort and in
terest of his patrons at heart.
We believe that the increased business he
is bound to receive at the new theatre will make
for him a profit on the large investment which
such a modern theatre costs.
He has done a "swell job."
DOING GOOD WORK
Next Saturday the Baptists of the com
munity will formally open their Sunday School
Annex. The building is a credit to the church
and fills a long felt need for better and larger
Sunday School quarters.
The Pastor, Rev. H. W. BauCom and Mrs.
Baucom, are celebrating their silver wedding
anniversary on the day of the opening, and have
requested that the "silver be given towards
the building debt.
Such a request on their part did not come
as a surprise. It just shows their every-day
attitude towards their church, town and friends.
They are doing a splendid piece of work here. .
and some are able to pay their taxes for the
first time in a number of years. And speaking
of taxes, the county is away ahead of the game,
and her bonds are above par.
We are glad to report that crims in Hay
wood is much less than it was several years
ago. The record of a dozen murders a year is
a thing of the past. More people are being
killed by automobiles than anything else. Of
course there is still some drinking and maybe
a little gambling and the such, but for those
old nasty straight-out murders, they are very
And when you get to Clyde Tuesday night
you will find the streets there have been wid
ened and improved. That town of Clyde is go
ing to make all of the county take notice pretty
soon. And you know, the cattle sales held there
this past year have been the means of hun
dreds of farmers disposing of their cattle. The
sales closed last week, and paid some mighty
Out at Hazelwood, the factories are run
ning "in high" with as many men employed a-?
were employed back in the "good old days."
And before we forget it, plans are under
way to open the old Waynesville Furniture plant.
Don't know much to say about this now, but by
next year, we hope that when you get to Haz
elwood, that "smoke will get in your eys" from
the stack of the Waynesville Furniture Plant.
Of course, the tourist season went hay-wire
this past summer, when some of the folks
"down east" got out the information about the
paralysis scare. But anyway, everything work
ed out very well, with most everyone ;:t leas;
breaking even, except Lake Junaluska, and they
broke a record for crowds. Those Methodist-,
you know, just seem to (lock to the lake re
ardless of whether they believe in much water
or not. Now it is expected of Baptist to gather
at lakes and oceans, but at Junaluska the. Metho
dists have gotten the habit, and not going alone,
either, but in droves. By the way, just a tip.
James Atkins is the manager at' the' Lake now,
if you want to put an extra cigar in his sock.
Gracious, gracious, here this letter is get
ting to be rather lengthy, but you must know
about the Creamery. Those folks are buying
milk and cream to beat the band, and paying
out some mighty, good looking money for it,
and does it help? As we said in the beginning,
everything is much better this year than last.
There is a lot more to tell and all good,
too, but will close with this, the Chamber of
Commerce, under Charles E. Ray has gone
places. You know how Charles is, believes in
organization, and then making things hum, and
he certainly has led the organization to the
satisfaction of all.
Of course, this might be out of your line,
but the Rotary Club has bought a $50 pure
bred bull and given to the farmers to start
Yes sir. Santa. Old Haywood has gone
places since you were here last Christmas, and
if things continue, as much progress wih be
made in 1936 as was made in 1933.
And keeping our promise, we are still not
asking for a thing, but trust you will linger
longer in Haywood this year, since you have
a little of the 1935 history.
Your faithful admirers.
Haywood County Citizens.
, P. S. If you're not too busy next June,
you might come down. We are going to have
a good time in the June primary.
THE OLD HOME TOWN
hi C NECK TIE - VtHooPEE:', rC.'
( I ALVAVi KNEW 1.
( MY NEW SMEARS
? up THCe - on
Hy W. CURTIS RUSS
cember 24th and Christmas -25. The
holiday on the 24th in order that eve.
ryone might rest up for a merrier
If I had my way, I wculd have
groups of real singers go over town
just at du-k singing old Christmas
song-, ar.d ban the radio bunk during
If I hsd my way. it would be against
the !uu picture Sar.ta C'aus with
prwmra-nt tal-e teeth.
ll 1 Jiaii my way. uvefyu:-..' wou'd be
0'.)rt!ji--ilui. to nad on Christmas Hay,
the .scripture' of the first Christmas
( Publisher! elsewhere in this paper.)
If I had my way, I would place a
heavy fine on any person giving the
.wecrets of Santa Claus away to a child
If I had my way, all Christmas dec
orations would be down and out of
sight, on December 2Cth.
If I had my way, trees on lawns
would be decorated with colored lights
for the benefit of all, just as James
Atkins and a few others' have done.
If I had my way. I would ston this
idea cf making children believe Santa
comes down the chimney.
If I had my way, I would revive the
old-fashioned idea of hanging stock
if I had my way, I would give the
children a substitute for firecrackers
to make a noise with,
If I had my way, I would put chil
dren's clothes on every adult caught
shooting firecrackers and parade them
up and down Main street a whole day.
If I had my way, I would have a
reserved section at all toy counters
for adults, in order that the children
could jiecp at the playthings meant
If I had my way, I would employ
a crew of trained men and women to
canvas the community and make sure
no child was forgotten. .
If I had my way, there would be
nothing but noiseless fireworks, and
every community would have a free
night display of the- most Iwautiful
that could be made.
way. every aduit would
attend a public Christmas tree
here children were given gifts,
r tbat tho e who have grown
to get tlie spirit might have :f
If I in:'! my vtay. it would' be-
(Ustoin to take at iea.-t five-minutes
Christmas' to visit among the sick.
cs would hi'
If I had my way, chim
played elf and on all day.
It I had my way, every' person would
get a greeting card at least a week
before Christmas, as no cards would
be mailed after December 20th. (Note
to postal officials, if that idea goes
across, I'll be looking for a pension.)
If I had mv wav. reference to Santa
Claus would be Santa Claus, and not
St. Nick, or St. Nicholas or anything
If I had my way, all ChrLstmas
cigars would have to be smoked in the
If I have my wish,' everyone of you
will have the best Christmas ever.
24 Years Ago i
(From the files of December 1, 1911.,
Miss Margaret Stringfield sper:
Thanksgiving in Asheville.
Miss ilattie Wharton, of Cruso, wu.
the house guest on Thursday and Fri
Friday of Miss Annie Shoolbred.
Don't put off your Christmas sho;
ping any longer. And don't forge
to buy at home far as possible.
Miss Anna Lee, who is a studen1
at Elizabeth College in Charlotte,
spent Thanksgiving here with he
parents. Little Mis Harriet Boone and Mas
ter Roger Boone are visiting the;r
aunts, the Misses Kerr, in Asheville.
Mr. Robert Osborne spent Thurs
day in Asheville, where he went U
see "The Girl of the Golden West." at
Mrs. Jennie MacFyden and sma!!
son, of Canton, spent the past week ia
town with Mrs. H. L. MacFayden.
Waynesville is the place to do you;
shopping. Dont go anywhere eLs
when you can get the same thing at
Mr. and Mrs. Clinton Burt, of Ashe
ville, spent th past week as th-j
guests of the tetter's parents.
Mr. Earl Tate, of Canton, spent
Monday and Tuesday in town witr
Dr. and Mrs. J. H. Way left Friday
for Havana, Cuba, where Dr. Way, a-
p resident of the North Carolina !stat
iioartf of iieaitn, goes to auena in
American Public Health Associatior
The pupil;; of the Waynesville Grad
ed schools made a Thanksgiving of
fering for the orphanages of the stat
in keeping with a most commendabl.
custom now in vogue in many school
The Haywood County Singing Con
vention is to meet here in Waynes
ville on Saturday. The contest hen
last July was one of the greatest suc
cesses in the history of the organi
zation, and it is confidentially expect
ed that the attendance and number
of contestant will be greater on thi
The movement heretofore known a
the ''Booster's Organization" complet
ed the incorporation of the "Greater
Western North Carolina Association
Land of the Sky," at a meeting held
in Hendersonville Thursday and at an
executive committee meetinff held in
Asheville on last Monday, a fund to
advertise Western North Carolina, of
$15,000 is to be raised at once.
"Dad, what part of speech is wo
"Woman ain't part of a speech, son
She's all of it."
Head Clerk: "I am very sorry to
hear of your partner's death. Would
you like me to take his place?"
If I had my way, business would
be suspended for two days on De-
Women's Coats Reduced
FurTrimmed . v.. . . . . . 50
Sport Types ... . . ....... .25
Children's (8 to 14) .. .25
BARGAINS FOR YOU
C.E. Ray's Sons
ALEXANDER'S DRUG STORE
In business, perhaps, sentiment has little part.
But at Christmas it's different. At this time of year, we
like to think back of the friendships we have made. Of the pleas
ant contacts established. Of those whose confidence has meant
so much to us.
At this time, then, it is only natural that we should be
thinking of you. We want you to know at this time that we ap
preciate a great deal our pleasant relations of the past year
the continuation of which we will do everything in our power to
merit during future years.
It is the sincere wish of myself and every member of our
staff that your Christmas may be a merry one and that all good
things may be yours for the New Year.
ALEXANDER'S DRUG STORE