Published In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
FIFTY-SECOND YEAR NO. 51
WAYNESVILLE, N. C, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 24, 1936
$1.00 IN ADVANCE IN COUNTY
News Events of
Babson's 1937 Busi
ness Forcast Will
Appear Net Week
The Mount aineer ill Carry For
Cast Of Noted Statistician,
In Next Issue
FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT JR.,
IMPROVING AFTER ILLNESS
Franklin D. Roosevelt, Jr., was re
ported last week as almost well enough
to travel from a Boston hospital to
the White House, where the Presi
dent is planning to give a party
on December the 20th, for him
and his fiancee, Ethel du Pont. The
young Roosevelt has been critically ill
of a throat infection, which followed
sinus trouble. A new drug prontylin,
which combats streptococcus infection
in the blood stream, was used with
great success, reports his doctor.
BUYS SEAT ON STOCK EX
In 1927 James A. MeAlvanah, of
Plainfield, N. J., started life as a page
boy in the New York Stock Exchange.
iwo yeare later he became a broker's
telephone clerk. Last week at 25, he
bought his own seat 0n the exchange.
BRITAIN GETTING BACK TO NOR
MAL After the "constitutional crisis,"
which ended in Edward's abdication,
Britian settled down to a week of
"building" of the personality of the
less colorful new king; of the dissen
sion over the moral issue raised by
Edward's love affair with Mrs. Simp
son, of intimations that there was
more than met the eye in the Simpson
affair to explain the former king's
hastily arranged abdication. George
the VI put in a busy week on his new
Will Be Held At
St. John's Church
Plans are ready for the annual
Christmas midnight mass at St.
John's Catholic church. The mass will
begin at 12:01 A. M., Christmas morn
ing, December 25. The newly decor
ated church will be trimmed in special
made wreathes and holly, and hem
lock, and will be entirely lighted with
candles. The altar will be decorated
with pure white linen, valuable gold
laces, pure bees-vvx candles, and
pomsettag and red carnations' will
furnish the floral decoration. Altar
boys with red cassocks and lace sur
plices will serve the mass.
A new crib of large statues is being
erected and decorated with special
star lights. The grounds and trees of
the church property will be lighted
with pretty lights.
A Special milsLn I nwiirram ivwlf..
the direction of Mr. Evander Preston
and members of the local Choral Club
win sing the traditional Christmas
, ! Draw Nigh Emmanuel XII Cent.
raozaraoic Breviary, Choral Club.
2. Adeste Fidelee -Traditional-Choral
3. Gloria in Excelsis XII Mass by
Mozart, Evander Preston.
4; Offertory: O Little Town of
1 5. Hark the Herald Angels Sing
Worth: St. Basil's Hymnal Solo,
. 7. Recessional; O Come All Ye
Faithful Choral Club and congrega
Vote Count Given
In case you are interested, the offi
cial vote of the presidential election
has at last been announced, with the
Roosevelt ...",' . . . ... .. . . . . 27,752,309
i-andon . 16.fiK2.524
Others . . ..... .....1,379,565
Roosevelt's plurality .11,069,785
Step on the Gas or
J a m on the
What's ahead for
How About Unem
ployment. War or Peace ?
Roger W. Babson
will answer these
and ,r)0 other lead
inir nni'st inns in
The Mountaineer Thursday, Decem
Roger W. Babson will answer these
and fiftv ntllpr lrn. liner .iii..timij in
The Mountaineer Thursday, Domebor
American business has no more in
spiring personality than Roger W.
Babson, internationally-known busi
ness analyst and successful investment
advisor. An outstanding feature of
his philosophy has been his life-long
insistance on the importance of spir
itual assests. As tribute to hi great
contribution to the "religion in busi
ness" he is today Moderator of the
Congregational Churches of America.
Reared in an old-fashioned atmos
phere 0f hard work and hustle on a
farm in Gloucester, Roger W. Babson
went to the Massachusetts Institute
of Technology. Upon graduating in
1898, he turned instinctively to busi
ness and the protection of invest
ments, health, and property.
His exertions, however, brought
upon him one of the worst of mala
dies, tuberculosis. On the advice of
his doctors, he and his young wife
started for the West. "As eood as
dead sail hi fripnHs jinH thm. nm'nr
expected to nee him againbut he
i- .i i.i'
It was while he was rnnv:liri?irr in
New England that be worked out some
oi the possibilities and problems of
business statistics. It, u-n'c flnrimr
this period that the Babson Statj.sti.-al
A '..I.' . t t I
urgauizauoii, wim twelve clients, was
born and carried on in a little cottage
in Wellesley Hills.
That, was noarlir I hirt v-fU-n wurs
ago. Today hi. weekly .statistical and
financial reports are read hv thous
ands of business men every Monday
morning and his research work is car
ried on by a staff of hundreds of
workers. His outstanding achieve.
mcnt in the 'forecasting -field was his
uncanny calling of the turn in 1929.
As an outlet for his restless energy,
Mi- Rnlunn hn fnnnili.H Poltcnn in
stitute in Babson Park and Webster
College in Boston and Babson Park,
Florida now nationally-known insti
tutions. Here serious-minded young
men and women niav snerinlim mnro
on the fundamentals and less on the
trills of business.
To millions of newspaper readers,
Mr. Babson is best known by his fa
miliar weeklv stories on business. A
prolific writer, he is the author of
his own "Five Foot Shelf." Of un
bounded energy, Roger W. Babson hag
probably done more than any other
living man to make statistics a live
issue in business, to instill in business
men a broader vision, and to publicize
the causes and effects of the business
A Search for Holly
inat Alight llav hnded In A mud
IW HILDA WAY GWYN
The holly trees on either side of my
front walk have never been so bril
liant with berries. One rarely ee
holly so laden with fruit. They have,
for some days, reminded me of an in
cident connected with a search for
Christmas holly that ended on the
Back in the days before one. stepped
on the gas as a mean of travel, when
the faithful horse was hitched up and
by various methods was urged along
until one's destination was finally
reached, two liftln niiU 1 ii !,i i.-, .,
into the wxiods and get some holly. It
was just four days until Christmas.
The girls were cousins, one eight a"d
one seven, the last one visiting in the
homo of the eight -year-old.
They wore so wrapt in the excite
ment . of coining events that perhaps
they were more adventurous than
usual. They were granted permission
to have on.- ..f the horses hitched to
the bungy and drive to grandmother's,
two miles 'in the country. The mother
of the 'eight year old did not expect
1 Ih-iii to go beyond grandmother's;
After "making-the rounds of the
tenant houses en grandmother's place,
asking for directions as to where they
could find holly, they were much dis
appoint! to find none grew there.
However they were undaunted and tin'
eight year old, said, "Hilly, let's get
some holly if we have to drive all the
way to Balsam." And thev did.
The highway was not the gradually
ascending concrete surface of today,
but a more or less tortuous road, that
went up and down hills, many places
where the- sun reached ,ni - i t
- .. .-lllll 1.
time each day, that never thawed out
uuung me winter months. To drive
to Balsam in th. ilnm) nf ,,.;i,- ..
The girls stopped at each house vis
ible from the road ntin.r u
could find holly. At the fi,,s, ,,..,
they were told that thev mi-irht fin, I
some on "thai ,u '. i ,
back 'of the old Brendle place " At ''''
th R.-..n.ll.. ..i i. .. ' . - rtl. co
,V , ,'" i;1-" 1 '-ney were -informed
They had been so determined to reiuh
his very spot, that the half circle of
dolly trees laden with the brilliant
berries, seemed to them like a page
out of a fairy story. Their eyes shone
with delight and they sat for ft few
minutes in the buggy just drinking in
Then with a start they tumbled out
and began to try to break the branch
es. Very shortly it dawned upon them
that it was impossible for them to get
any but the tiniest twigs. So they look
ed about and discovered a large log
cabin nestled in a clump of pines near
by. They decide d to ask for help. One
held the horse, while the other went to
In a short while the youngest, who
hail goin- for aid, returned accompa
nied by two men, one of whom carried
an axe. They insisted that, both little
girls go to the log cabin and sit by the
lire, and get warm, while they chopped
the holly branches and tied them in
tile back of the buggy.
Upon arriving at the cabin, the chil
dren were -.quite thrilled over their fe
ci ption. The men made room for
them by the fire and asked their
names. It seemed wonderful, txv be
so far away from home, and have peo
ple know nil about you, know your
mothers, fathers, and even you grand
father. The inside furnishings of the log
house, were very fascinating to the
niinren, r.verytnnig seemed touched
Wyche (Jivn Job Of Auditing;
Tax Collector's Office. Noland
Billies To Ex
pand Their Plant
Increase In Orders For Inlaid.
Wood Products Necessitates
The .t'Onntv board nf .-onim wmn-c
J - " . w
met in regular session on Monday. The
condition 0f several ol the county
roads wa reported and recommenda
tions were made to the State Highway
Troy Wyche was appointed to make
me semi-annual ;
of the county tax supervisor, and the
Workmen will begin Thursday
morning enlarging the plant and in
stalling new and additional equip
ment at the Carolina Hill Billies, at
Lake Junaluska, it was learned yesterday.
The plant will be re-wired through-
audit, of the books out, a new planner and two sanding
ot tile county tax supervisor, and i he j machines ami several other machines
county auditor, which will according to installed. Besides the mechanical
thi. I'm, in. .In,., Iiii.fc ii,liiu inl mnviiitinl ; a mitu mttit un in thn
. . . ... . g,,,,..,,,,, vvi v.-v.
building, ,r0 by '.VS feet is being built,
and will be used for storage and a fin
ishing room, according to Harry Liner,
the law include two audits.
Ollice space was granted to Mi.
James R. Hoyd, Jr., who is in charge
of the National Youth Administration
project for Haywood county.
It was ordered that I). .1. Noland,
The plant is being enlarired to take
. I. . i .. ; . i.
if i e oi wie general hi,' reuse in OUSI-
c ,iw.,.;4.,..l,, f .1... - I
I iiii. iiiii iii in i iie cuumy IHilue, tie i " iji uuni-
sworn is as a deputy sheriff, and that n,'ss that the firm has contracted. The
i. ' i i . i ii . . , ii:m :!!:.... .....i r i.. : i -.j
no aim nis agenis ne allowed to use 111,1 imie, iii.iim.-is oi nwvcicy jiuaiu
disciplinary measures as may In; deeni- 1 woods have on hand orders sufTicient
ed nev. essary, in their management of 1,1 run the plant for three months,
the inmates of the county home. according to Mr. Liner.
If .,Il... .1. ...:.!...! ll,'..i - Ui.i'i.nl I !i liiir vjln f 1 U,'i - r, i-r,:
ni.-"i m-v iiu-ii 1. 1 i.i i no jiei son .x - h, .-in., wi nnn jin-
allowed to stay at the county home "ucis went to l-ondon, and several
board of siiipmcnts nave neon made to lvng-
aiiij through a johtier in California
unless committed bv the
commissioners, clerk of the court, or
other persons, allowed, by law to make
sucn commitments. .
The following recommendations
were made to the State Highway Com
mission: I hat t he Panther Creek
1 wo loblx-rs represent the firm in
"Business is the best in the history
of the inlaid wood buninoss, Mr. Liner
said. "The prospects for 191)7 are
even much better than 19;i(i. Oiirinir
l.,.wl i.: ri......i. i . .
i.'kivi, on iiiirn fl-l'K, oe TCSUl Veyed , ' " ' ' "l ' . tttif iuiiur
and improved immediately; that the tnt Pt year we made over (i.'l.OOO
rnml nn inniilliiin r1......!. I... I i boxes for n stfltinnprv ilrrm TVlia
" "''ii'i v i.-in ih- 0l-lieu HL , j ......
nnep for tio nun nf II. .K rv.1.1 ii i , oer will likelv he lnrreftspd In 1837."
1IU1I VC1IIIVT.-II 411111 -
Jim ifTngleton; and that the road in Approximately fifty men are cm
Waynesville township from the place Plovt;(l by the Carolina Ilill Uillies;
if Ruh Williiiu in iu u)..i:ir ' I i ' '
300 Attend First
by a spirit of romance -and mlvom nrn
At one end' was a hue-h stovn rivitimr 1 .
on a boarded up elevation, which was ' The board wil
filled with dirt, and seemef tn K (.,.'; nk.;. ik. ojiv.
. . - -w v nun nit- 1U.
spitting ground of the men gathered ,
shout. There were several large bar- I V) i i er 4 1
rels and in the back wa a most pecu- ; I UOIIC. U IlCerS AllO
liar looking obiect. Kverv tnnn on., f- - .
f Hob Williams in thp lintrliir rum
o J. P. Und-rwood home lie improved
meet again on Do-
Bank To Observe
Approximately . 'tOO people gathered
, at the Park Theatre latit Sunday even-
ing for the first community sing.
With mure favorable weather, it Is
.believed by those in charge, that at
w . ... hi
I JaVS I Or XmaS h'i,st r,0 ,I0 would have attended
The Christmas sonir were led bv J
. . ' . Talc Stent2 and Mrs. Ktentz was'ac-
A greater Olll-I. (if I lliu i.nmilimlr mmiuhU
Little Miss Kloise Martin rendered a
the children would t umim.' f .ict
about it, one of the men would some
how divert her attention. However,
they both cast manv dances in U
ection. Finally the eiirht v.-ar nM
mill stand it no lonu-er and Ju- .,, a i
that a "fire in il,.. . , , . what, was in the barrels that ma,ln. wil hi-irin . lit.-,... .. i,.,ir .1.... u..i:
. . . 1 1 ir nail nmrhT .1. . .. 1. 1 " m"t u.iii 11. iv iniii- ,
nigh burned ever' livin' thine- nffVn tW . SM,ll.r i.'""g, One of the men : day 1 huisday at noon. ! solo durimr thP ,,. nf fh., ..v.min.r
ridge .Hut they were ,ol,i that they ''u u, u ; "the qn ckly spoke up, j I he oflo, ,n .the court house, ex- A collection was taken for the com
might find some at the "Meadows," a L, ' h'"V- tht 'bars' vinegar, an,,: vept the sh.-r,frs ollice, will be closed munity Christmas tree, and exactly
farm a mile beyond. ' I w' had a ftueket or airy bottle,' we'd ;.fim I mlrsday n,m until Monday $Lr. was contributed
t While they were talking a( the i out 1 .JJV?! '""t ")"'k ' Tentative plans have been made for
iM. -nine s an ojn man caim arnrmd , , , i iunn iwo ciock
from the hack of the house and asked I ' a'"'ut' "'at' time one of thorn 1 bursday until Monday morning.
Who. was with the children' ,( ,u '2 h:"' ,i,'"11 (,'.V decided to take her cour- The post office will observe ' Christ. -
. ... .k.iiw .iiiu aM imiui 11 1 l inonv 1 wun nun urine- our nio nivnu
1 11,... ' :.. - 'ililm ..lli,. I...I .l..i:l ... .1 ' '
similar communitv sine in the near
he found they were alone he said, "Wal
hoi! !,V ,Ct' ,whar thil''s some
hollie that ad make vo'uns the pret
tiest flower pot. yo' uns ever seed hut
you younguns couldn't go there 'this
tune 0 day by yerselves. Hits offin the
road at Granny M-Cluro's old place
nl MP ?n'hrke up, "You mean that
old lady who makes willow baskets
and has those tall trees in her yard?
r,r , , . -'"s inner ya
e know ii'hvrii th.i .-.
,i,. " we went
inrir once on a picnic.
thing in the back, the men came in and
announceil that the holly was all cut,
and tied in, and that "since it were a
get tin on toards the shank of the
even in' the little gals had better be a
gettin' on." One of the men drove
with them to the road and started
them safely home.
The sun was now a ball of fire- jufit
peeping over the mountains. Both
Christmas Play To
Be Given At Clyde
J. C. Messer, 80,
Passes At Home
On Cove Creek
1 r VJ f' " 0In? s far but each
J. C. Messer, 80, of Cove Creek, wa cherished the hope. The winter n
lt TIiiimJ... 0ff.nnnn .Hl.l W! fast i.(iulin. il.. nr . "
t The following cash prices were be
"Jg paid Wednesday by the Farmers
FedprntiMi Iiava. 1
Chickens, heavy weight hens .
vnicKens, iryers ..
- , - , - ' - I ""t
buried last Thursday afternoon at the
uavis cemetery at cove Creek.
Funeral services were conducted bv
the Rev. P. C. Hicks and Rev. L. F.
Clark, of Canton.
Mr. Messer passed away early Wed
nesday morning from heart trouble.
He was a farmer, and also a retired
preacher, He was able to work up
Until a few hours before his
He is survived by his widow and
eight children: Glenn and Woodrow,
of Cove Creek, Johnson, of Greenville,
S. C, Mrs. Wr. C. Sutton, '.'Mrs. Ran
dolph Davis, of Cove Creek, and Mrs.
Emma Wright and Mrs. Frankie Mc
Intyre, of Waynesville, and Mrs. John
Ellieon, of Pacolett, S. C.
Corn, bushel . ,
Wheat, bushel .
Mr . Tamps Comnh n..irt ia .itn iV,a
.10c State Highway Commission and is now
1 i i . tt - rt 1 -. .
..iuc locaieo; at msion-aiem, wiu join
Mrs. Coman this week at the hme of
his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jarvis
Coman, for a several days visit.
finld U,:J'iv". rfh Granny's corn
...... boil no oad. But if ve
? ? P,ahm cleanpath atter yo-uns
stnke the brush and jet keep a goin
atch. Hits nigh on to four mile-.
,fnTh-hTthp ,d wan added, shak!
ing his head.
They thanked him, but drove on
stonnne- nt fh a.i.. .. r on
felW.thpr?: St"! on they drove,
,...,-... t cacn piace, and after each
failurp thp Ihnn.U. . ,
A f . "i eacn would
IVrX xTuh back of Gran"y Me
Clure s. Neither mentmned the fact.
, , - : aumuiea even
to each othpr that u . .
cinh " ' c' wou'i consider
',7. i"ejnope. i He winter sur
was fast receding in the Western ho
' ft i:t Ta?,b,ttPr coW- The-wind
vut bke a knife. The houses became
ButronTe- eWPr pe0I,Ie were
out on they drove.
.After miles and miles, It seemed to
two tall poplars, bare of leaves and
withbranches so erect that theygave
1;" f be,'n? t!ed 0 the
hi ,IZ hB treeS- In the!r hrts
hL Cv J ??n ere not surprised, for
they had been headed for Granny Mc-
TtZZv eT Sl"Ce they Ie the old
Brendle place. But they both ex
claimed. "Oh, look, we've come to
tr.at we had come so far?"
TheV fn)nvcoA fVi r.u 1 .
but made rather slow progress over
the corn fied whVh frozpn r
hard as a rorV n.if -u
seemed pretty expert at picking bis
u.ir m.ness patne. Before thev
rea'ized it thpv mro 11 u.i
the loveliest holly they had ever eeen.
"P j children were rather overcome, now
inai iney nan actually gone so far.
"V,.n ii,,,) fL , . , , mat t ney nan at ua v gone o far
the ollice. but. n ili.livciv ,.t n,..
dnw. . - I
The manufacturing plants at Hazel- j
wood will take from Thm-sdav mum I
until Monday morning. , The,-,, will he a (1i.if.tma. pfav
As ;f s could Ik; learned yester- given at the Clyde M. E. Church,
lay, all stores of the comhiunit v will i North Thnrlav lw. .' .. 1.'
,.n C... 1 :...... 1. - , . ai 1. ou 1
be open for
business -.Saturday; as
New Law Firm Is
A new law firm has been establish
ed in Waynesville, and will be known
as Johnson and Medford. The mem
bers of the firm are Jo .-h v.. .lihnxnn
and William Medford.:
Mr. Johnson came to Waynesville
in 1910, and Mr. Medford came here
in 1933,-' The firm will engage in a
generaT practice, it was said.
Mr. Johnson was admitted to the
bar in 1909, arid Mr. ; Medford was
admitted in 1932. The firm occupies
me rooms over the Chamber of Com
they reached home, driving oyer the
roaa, wnicn was now completely froz
en. They also realized how worried
the folks at home would be about
them. The eight year old, who was
driving, was wearing a pair of kid
gloves, that had hn ri,..;t.(
present of the previu,,.- year. She
nan worn tnem only to Sunday school
and an occasional birtJiday party last
year, but now that they were too
small she was getting the good ouV
of them. Even at the tender age of
eight one has learned a prideful en
durance. Her little fingers were so
cramped, with the cold and the tight
fit, that she could scarcely hold the
reins. The exaltation of their great
experience, however, aeemed to warm
the children and protect them against
the fright, they might have felt, even
after the light fladed and they made
their way in darkness until a winter
"w" la"ie up to neip guide them
About R o'clock.
- ' naa- vuuaiu
ereo awiully late, thev drove in the
driveway at home, fhev found the
family frantic. The stable boy been
sent on horse back to grandmother'
and the family had almost come to the
.u,,,it 1.1101. Liir viinuren nao oeen f n.. r , .
kidnaped. But all the thines thev 'The Masons choir will have barg
might has Paid. to the children and the tV "Sf- li- - 1
things they had planned to say, seem- ,,e pu . !c 's cordially invited,
ed . rather flat ;n 4fc .i .1 All visltih? Masors 'are porn1!
M. There will be-no admission, but a
1 ree win ottering will be taken fo.
missions. The play to be given is,
"The Empty Room," by Dorothy
Clarke Wilson. :
The characters are:
Homer, a young Bethlehemite, Tiny
Joanna, his cousin, Anna Mae Hen
line. Rebecca, mother of Homer, Carleen
The Prophet, Lloyd Justice.
Mary of Nazareth, Elsie Henline.
, - ..uu..t vc
A .servant, Zemrie Sizemore.
Masons To Hold Ser
vices A t Enisrnnnl
Church Sunday Night
AIT Masons will meet at the Masonic
Temple Sunday night, Dec. 27th, 1936,
at 7 and go in a body t0 the Grace
Episcopal church where the services
will be conducted by the Rev. R. P.
ed rather flat in tho f.n.- i-
- - -..v. ao, ui biieil
shiny contenances. They were so
thrilled that they seemed apart from
their usual environment. They lived
their great adventure over and over
again, with the telling. Scolding at
such a time would cenamry fall on
All visitihir Masors arp pnrnSnllir
invited and bring the ladies!
C. B. HOSAFLOOK,
MRS. FERGUSON IS CRITICAL
t r..A' t 1 it -
is iiuue urisK Here
AH indications Tuesday were that
the 1936 Christmas business in this
county would exceed that of all years
since 1929. - '. .
Merchants reported heavy sales last
Saturday, in spite of the four-inch
snow. Monday was a good day, and
yesterday crowds of innn,- ,..,.
buying heavy. Several places had sold
oiiii.iM. entirely out or toys, and gift
ai tides. Others werp hnau vnctn,)
after replenishing their stock for the
rushing business looked for on Wed
nesday and Thursday.
f xir T T7 . . ... 1
rm -i 4i , ,, . . ,. . e'BU"on is in a critical JSaturda
Even while they were bathing the condition at the home of her son, Sunday
(Continued nn linrli nonol V T ,,, ,
-- ift-z !., . "6uauu. .Monday