THURSDAY, JANUARY 2, 1936
THE WAYNESViLLE MOUNT AINEEK
THE WAYVESVILLE PRINTING CO.
Waynes ville, N. C.
W. C. RUSS --- ---- Editor
W. C. Ru and M. T. Bridges. Publishers
Published Every Thursday
1 Y?:.r. In County $1.00
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Entered at the poat office at Waynesville, N. C,
a--Jy?ond C!aA3 Mail Matter, as provided under
r,e Act of March 3, 1879, November 20, 1914.
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THURSDAY, JANUARY 1', l-ifi
DISREGARD FOR PUBLIC PROPERTY
As a general rule, the public has little or
no regard for property. Some take it for grant
ed that they car. io as they pk-a-e with it, since
it is for the public.
What vv havv i;i ir.ir.d i- the carele.vne-.-of
soir.t v. he; a; tended the opf.-ning of The Park
Theatn- Cl.n-trr.as. After the .-how. it was
found ti.u'. ;r.;ncht- had ti. thrown on tlu
expen Uii-j.'t in the iour.ging rom. Prob
ably tiif.-. ;j.ati :h:: '.: re out wiu-n thrown' on the
How, uv.il i ;.t'-is they were not,- any way. it
just .-!. . : l.v'.' .-ona- disregard tile golden rule
when i' coin--.- to using other people's property.
The management of the .theatre.' has not
mentioned the incident to u. Thi is of our
ow ki:Owledge that such things did, happen.
Not only has the theatre suffered damage
done by people who are thoughtless, but every
other building in town to which the public has
access, "he court hcu.-e. ,;ntil. recently, bore
mark., on the walls that indicated the building
was ten years old, whereas it is only three and
a half years old.
The Masonic Temple has received its share
of rough treatment along with the others About
the only place that we know of where the pub
lic has a little respect for the building is the
post office, and probably this is accounted for
by the fact (hat a 'man is almost constantly on
duty in the lobby keeping an eagle-eye for
persons inclined to damage buildings.
It is time to change our ways if we are
s"ch. a .person, or some day it might get to the
extreme that the managers of the buildings will
begin action, and make it hard on someone.
FORTY- EIGHT YEARS OLD TODAY
Today's edition, of The Mountaineer marks
the beginnir.if of the 43th vear which this
paper has lieen serving the county.
It is with much pride that the present
publishers look back on the 48-year record and
find the p'sition the paper has taken in the
In I' "king over the 'files of the past we find
that th present paper is larger than ever be
fore, and i., earn ing more features and news.
say this as a matter of record and not in
a boasting manner, although we are proud of
the record; -
The circulation, which is paid, and secred
by means other than high-pressure campaigns,
is the highest of which we have any record.
And as this makes the 48th birthday of
the paper, we are taking this opportunity of
promising the "best paper we are capable of
giving for the years to come."
COLD WEATHER WELCOMED (?)
While the cold weather of last week has
been disagreeable to many, it has pleased the
fanners in that they look on extended cold
weather of this nature as a sure way of killing
bugs and insects that cause untold damage to
crops each year.
From some leading farmers, we learned
that long spells of cold weather were certain
death to the destructive bean beetle.
This winter has started off similar to the
winters of long ago, when snow stayed on the
ground from early December to late February,
but if the bean beetles and other pests which
'cause much damage to farmers are killed, it
will be worth all the cost of discomfort, even to
those of us who are not farmers.
Our idea of a perfect imagination is when
one can look out on the snow, believe it is Au
gust sunshine, and begin to perspire.
BUSINESS SHOWS INCREASE
A general survey of the business houses
or this community showed that a general in
crease in business was noted during the Christ
mas rush over the volume of last year.
On every side we have heard of families
that stayed at home to do their Christmas
shopping. One family reported that it was
the first time in many years that every item
for Christmas was bought here in this com-m-nity.
There are many other families that
did likewise, we have been told.
There is no dcubt but what conditions i.i
genera! are far better than they were last year,
yet at the same time we cannot but feel that
the "Trade-At-Home" campaign staged by the
Chamber of Commerce added much to increas
ing the holiday volume of business.
THE OLD HOME TOWN
PUBLISHING THE RECORD
County and town officials this week are
giving reports of current expenditures that for
the past several years have not been published.
Each year when the annual tax rate is fixed
there are many tax payers who look at each
other in amazement as to why s-ch rates are
necessary to carry on the local government
units. Many a candidate for the various offices
has made promises of reducing expenditures
because they did not realize just what was
necessary to carry on the business of the town
The two statements published in this
week's, paper should tend to clear such wrong
conceptions. The county is giving in detail
every- voucher issued by them during the past
12 months, the amount, and for what : was
The statement of the town show- under
each depart men. jut what expenditure.-' were
made-, and the balance in each department,
whether surplus or deficit.
For several years we have .kept an ear to
the' ground, so to speak, and are confident that
this bit of information will be welcomed by
the taxpayers of the county and town more than
any official statement in main- vears.
v ' YOU HAVE A SuSHT )
YJ SAY SHi ycASe OF CHW1STMAS )
-sxixzr f SS".K TUl
V awHU-eV I vvEAROPP W TIME-- V
avvwiue Q.J.CK action of -me SJ rflT
Jiy V police SAVED US FROM S J U
CONGRATULATIONS, MR ALLEN
After about five years of tedious and pains
taking efforts, W. C. Allen is delivering his 650
page " Annals of Haywood County" which is
a credit to both the author and the county.
Mr. Allen has filled a need in the county's
literature field that few counties have. He has
given the county something worthwhile, wheth
er they appreciate the amount of time, hard
work and financial undertaking the publishing
of such a book demands or not.
The book is complete in every detail, and
will be one that will be read and re-read for
many years to come by citizens of this county.
lie is to be congratulated for "seeing it
through." and the high standard of the finished
product. ':' '
NEW DOORS OF OPPORTUNITY
I I M I.F. AUK-
I..i-t. ri.l-nii.-ht ttio el-l cto..r -.f .Iff 3." c!o.-.. Ami.l.-t
lit-- "u.u: i'f iuimli eiU i.f , t-.iiiii-.. thf crack cf many ?ur.H
..!..! -.tii.-0'- lil.i-t.-. th-v. ciansir.t; if ' thniisanils ! I !!
i','i .HKid-t th'- iiveriy -h' tits of inr.umf i.tl-U- T'iv.I - '
u.iti hers th'- uhl ilouV. ctoel forever!
Pa;- n. t!: the- l ist strukf of (welv. th- r.t-v." ioor
.I !?:0! sunny up. t: wiile; and t'."t 1 . 1 y cir.i- liin.r 1U!
i::.ir.y ili i;: - ...liim- nf (ippftrttinity in- rail them that
l-.nl to all the aivcnups ami n-n tn 'all the imswiliilities
.Ui'I .ippni-tiinitips (Vf .life.. ; Niuys cl.M.rs ...f -p-i'.o'mir.ityt .
he-cause t hi- thitius we ilia pot fully aeromi'lish durinK
thi- ol'l year ,n;st )iat are still mrs to pur.-Ui--an.il to
.i-ii:s' in-." full .fruit ion. ajiil l-i-eaus- there M ill tloubt-li-s
. hi-'- iloors opcneil for iir during H5S h,it lave
hitherti.i lici-n (luspd.
Creat ail vafic-.s have been niaili- durii'.tr the past
year in si'iciiee, .astronoiny. aeronautics, expUiration.
pnliuial .economy, surgery. Sound transmission what
not. Vet science is not nearly satisfied, arid inventive
:--nius tnarrhes or, toward u-reater perfection. -Marches
on, hut ..hutnhly sn; because science kn0'-' that, there
...re stars, sattelites jierhaps planets still undiscovered;:
The leiis fur a. .tel-seoie "J 00 inches In diamet-r is r.'w
l.t-inc uroinal at the t'ilifornia e-liservatory. t.nd, vhen
tinisheil,. it is t laimed this great "eye" will enable man
to see millions of miles into .space. ..This will doubtless
brit'.i; into view many stars and. it may be. whole solar
systems as yet undiscovered.
Yet, if the sun is '$'3,000,000. miles distant frorri
our earth, the pnyjortien of the known to the unknown
'in astronomy will perhaps still be relatively small.
The American Association for the Advancement
of Science (the name Is quite long enough) met yester
day lii.st,. Louis and reviewed for the first time more
than a score of the recent outstanding discoveries H
the held of radio, sound-transmission, electricity, phy
ics. surpery, etc. Here are three or four of them for
xa triple; ,
Radio broadcasting of a fac-simile of a San Tran
cisco newspaper to the General Electric Co. at Syracuse.
X. Y. across the continent before they could pet the
paper on the Frisco streets.
Conversion of light into sound and vice versa by
means of a photo-electric tube what ever that is.
I'fipping of corn in a common water glass by means
of high frequency radio waves which do not heat the
glass but merely "raise the devil" with the moisture
in the corn, popping it while you wait.
Study of the human brain by wiring it electrcally.
We Wonder at what has already been accomplished,
and often hear people say that surely man cannot go
much further into the realms of sciesce, invention and
discovery: yet, great as these inventions and discover
ies are, they are perhaps only a small part of what
future generations will see.
S, realizing that we even the most learned of us
know so very little of the known, and, furthermore,
that the undiscovered and unknown in this world is .
perhaps greater than the unknown
Let us approach 1936 conscious of our extreme
littleness a mere speck in the great universe and
scheme of things, and with the knowledge that w e
know so very, very -little of what there is to be known.
Like the little bcy in this county of whom the
writer once asked to be directs to a certain place.
The little fellow started to give directions, hesitated,
became confused Then looking me in the face he said,
"Mister, you'll have to ask somebody else, I-I-don't
know anything hardly."
However, it will help us to face 1936 with firm
resolve, and with confidence in our ability to DO.
Cxc Pu-uSBui.Y eep-oers that the
JEWVE1-Y PECCtER WHO WEiT1XROu6M
THIS DISTRICT fi?EC ETNTt-Y HAS LET MIS Mn
ON THE NECKS OP MANY OF TXE S6T
liy W. CURTIS RUSS
24 Years Ago!
The con.ribution made by z'r.c La.
diei ML'sionary Society of the Bap.
tiit church for Missions at ;h- j,
bilee held in Waynesville r-.. ..r- ,
amounted tt fifty three dollar.-.
Miis Liilie Satterthwaite rrtur---Wednesday
from a visit of
weeks to relative., in Ashevi:!v ...
Turr.j,.ke. Miss Sanerthwai:- a"
ac.ompanied home by Misi l!i:.-srr-Inman
who w.i! be her guest f .-r - .-
3'aiter jocr tJranner snack:
N'orfclk, Va.. is visiting hi,- r-- ,
arrive'! ccasin. young, son of M: K',
At-. Ji.mc- Atkins.
'Ihe Wttlaing of Miss Alder. K . r.
ar..i .VI r. ..acK J'c-nnson took piu ...
December the --d the home
biide'- sister, Mrs. Walter Chur--'.
lor. in Los Angeles, Calif. Th
is the youngest daughter of (
.Alden Howell, Her marriage . '
every interest to her friends her. r. i.
wish her much happiness in ht;
yir. John Senteile left last nrr,.
for Washington, D. C, where h -serve
as the secretary of Hon. Jan:e..
M. Gudger, Congressman of the '!'
ihstrict. For the past two years ,M
Senu?lle has been with the Ashv-.j-Citizen.
When it comes to boosting, At'.ar.w
has been and still is in a class to itself.
They are pulling off a big corn shw
over there this week and just to let
.he people know about it they .ailed
up one hundred thousand business
men in different Southern States or
day last week to let them know what
was on the docket. Now just suppose
next spring the Western North Car,
olina Boosters Association should thiv
lay the claims of the people of thi
section before the people of the South,
("tawfurii -topped in t-
th:.- rank- of "private l'u;!n:an ri
uh:. t: u.) then i :.'v M .
!av.-' aij.i i ha.' het-r: .ff:.-ial!.v
:uy ;r: Turnpike.
Mr. ' .-.a::-.-, Tu
from, a -i-vera! w
DID YOU KNOW
The last surviving plant f-,r
manufacture of f irm wagons wa.-
at auction ir. S:.. Louis the
W h H
t- re -.! .Saunders hailed me :. e-p.'es-
himself a.- btintr t-f the same
mind as was expre.ns.ed via this coj
umn .thf day or two before Santa
Oiau- tame that is. "If I had irv
Mr. Saunders was 'particularly ir.-t-ertsteit
in the ban on dangerous fire
works, and proved his point by telling
of- the -man in the second story on
Main Street Christmas Eve shooting
Roman Candles , in the crowd on the
Such things , are deplorable, espec
ially in a town the size cf Waynesville.
And on Christmas Eve, 1). A. How
ell celebrated his 4Kth consecutive
year an clerk in a store on the day
before Christmas. For many years
he owned his business, and when he
sold ou:. he went to work for others.
Miss LuCiie r .. !-... !
a position with the Way;
Mr.' Frank Smarter-.
Cit'v. is 'the guest -f hi-
and Mrs, B. F. Smather-.
MUs Zelma Lee Browder. of Sweet
water, Tenn.. is visiting her brother-iri-law
and her sister, Mr. and Mrs.
W K. Horton.
Mr, and Mrs. A. T. Ward, of Tus
cola, were the guests cf their son-in-law
and daughter, Mr. and .Mrs. Ray
Morgan, on Tuesday.
Dr. J. R. McCrackeh ftas. returned
home from New York City where he
has spent the past three months pur
suing a course of study.
Mrs. S. H. Bushnell and daughter,
Eleanor, left on Tuesday for Reids-
ville where they will spend two
United States used
Hon bugtris v. year.
that every holiu..
-ts cn the averag-
The new -0l ir.ih telescope .--r.-east
in Corona, New York, a yea:
ago has just' cooled off sufficiently
io permit its removal from the ar
I; is said that the naked eye tar.
see (5000- stars. The new 200 inch
telescope lens now in process of man
ufacture will enable the observer h
see a billion and a half stars. It nil1,
also bring into view stars so far
away that it would require a ray of
light, traveling 186,000 "mlies. a sec
ond, a billion years to reach thf
lAr.o to wind up the Christmas sea
son, here it is eight days since Santa
came tumbling down the chimney, so
perhaps in this me the cHlc en
have gotten to play with toys they
received if the parents have not got
ten them out of fix by now. I was
aciused' of ruining a stream-lined
train that a nephew- got .
;t the thing ran so smooth, and
I couldn't resist winding it up
to ' show him how." .
An antique collector who died ir.
Texas recently left nearly 150 clocks.
How would you like to have the job
months visiting Mrs. Bushnell's par- of winding up his estate?
It is interesting to. hang around a I
soda fountain and listen to the orders
given the soda jerker. Most every-1
one uses a different phrase, or name I
for drinks. Some say: "Gimroie a I
dope" "One dope, no ice" "A j
little lemon in my dope" "Make I
it strong, no ice "Add a little
ammonia in my dope" "Just a
squeeze of orange in a dope'1 "No
ice in a chocolate shake" "A choc
olate milk, and go heavy on the ice
cream" "An ice cream soda and
two straws" "Fix me a little lem
onade, half plain water other half
charged'' "Throw in a little cherry
in a coke" "Gimmie a coke with
plenty of fizz" "A tall glass of
buttermilk, and don't ask if I was
drunk ; last night" "Say, you gotta
yeast cake, then gimmie a shake with
it in it" "Br.r-r-rr,: gimmie some
thing hot. Oh, I mean chocolate or
coffee" "I want a fizzy ice cream
sody, with vanily" "Scorch the out
side of a ham sandwich, and mix a
cherry dope" "Just a plain choco
late milk too cold for ice cream (un
der breath, gosh, hope I haven't loet
that last nickle)" "Hie, a Bromo
Seltzer, I seem sick, or, Oh, hurry,
hie" and so far, far into the night.
And perhaps you did not know it,
but milk drinks have increased many
times over that of any other drink.
One drug store sold over 5,000 milk
shakes in 45 days yes, sir, over five
thousand in forty-five day6 last sum
mer. The other milk drinks took an
equal amount of milk.
The public is slow to take on new
drinks. They will try out new can
dies, or sandwiches, or nuts, but the
same old drink day after day is the
Many soda jerkers know what a
customer wants before he orders, and
many times has it waiting by the
time the customer gets to the foun
tainthis makes them both feel good.
Jerking soda U as much an art as
anything else. A drink improperly
mixed is about the worst thing on
earth, but a Usty drink, served
with a smile and in a sanitary en
vironment is really delightful
Ioo nere guca my iiivn.it; iui a
PLAIN chocolate milk.
Same as advertised in Good Housekeep
ing Magazine, Ladies Home Journal and
Saturday Evening Post, Cleans floors,
rugs and carpets. Motor driven revolv
ing brush type. ... .Value $39.50. And a
ROYAL JUNIOR HAND CLEANER
for f leaning upholstery, stairs, draperies,
autc obile interiors, etc. . . . Value $12.00.
Total retail value ... $5T.50
Thl offer It far a limited llm only ... do net dlay ... II
It a ral bargain ... en that yav cannot afford to aibs.
MARTIN ELECTRIC COMPANY
PHONE 31 SALES SERVICE CHURCH ST.
"A Friend in Need is a Friend Indeed"
We believe that actual experience must have been
the inspiration for this ancient rhyme it is so full of
Perhaps however, you have never had occasion to
put a friend to the acid test. Probably yoa don't even
know what a real friend Alexander's Drog Store is al
though you have been dealing here for many years. But
those who have called on us in time of urgent need are
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