THE WAYNESVILLE PRINTING CO.
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Waynesville. North Carolina
Tin- County Seat Of Haywood County
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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 31, 1936
REVISING THE FIREWORKS LAWS
The news that a state senator plans to in
troduce a bill in the North Carolina legislature
which meets early in January, that will place
a ban on fireworks being sold in this state
.should receive the support "of the legislature,
and the moral support of every citizen of the
A majority of the towns in the state have
an ordinance which prohibits the sale of fire
works within their city limits. But since few
counties have such a law, those wanting to sell
them can get just a few feet outside the city
limits and by paying a county license, open for
Many towns like Way.nesville, found that
just as many fireworks were being shot in town,
although none were being sold within the city
limits. A heavy license fee was placed on the
sale of fireworks, and the town got that, Where
as, it would have been that much less 'in the
If a ban was placed on the sale of fire
works in the state, a .similar law should be pass
ed and enforced against shooting them within
the state Such a law would eliminate the ship
ping of fireworks" irtto the state to individuals,
or the bootlegging of them across the state
If such a law was passed now, before
stocks are replenished for the Fourth of July
and next Christmas, we can not see where any
one would have grounds for complaining. Cer
tainly there is no argument but what fireworks
are dangerous, and they never will be anything
' v PROGRESS
Last week before teachers in Raleigh there
was a discussion of the question : Has North
Carolina made progress in education in the last
That is an interesting question but one
not half so important as the query : Is there
any room for improvement in education in
North Carolina today ?
This last question has the. virtue of being
far more easily answered. Considerthe jf acts :
A NEW DAY FOR THE FARMERS
One of the best pieces of news to greet the
farmers of Haywood County in many years, is
the fact that the Creamery here will take all
the milk that can be produced.
This news is encouraging, in that it means
a weekly payroll for ithe progressive farmer for
52 weeks in the year. It means that he can
expand, and enlarge his herds and not worry
about a market for his milk.
The fact that The Pet Dairy Products Com
pany will make this plant hereltheir chief source
for ice cream mix, as well as butter, means that
the market through their channels is unlimited.
During the past two and a half years that
the Creamery has been in operation, it has av
eraged better than $7,000 a. month to Haywood
farmers for milk and cream. Now the program
will be expanded, and no limit is made n the
quantity of milk that the creamery can handle
This, it seems to us, affords a real oppor
tunity for the dairy-farmer to get in on a cash
market. A market that is well established
we might add, very well established, since the
PtJt Company is the second largest dairying
company in the world.
One interesting feature about the new pro
gram, is that the local unit will be managed and
operated to fit the local requirements. The mar
ket is established. That is no worry of the
manager, Mr. Woodall, who has been manager
of the creamery since it was established. He
will remain manager, and will put into practice
some of the things that he has been working
on for several years.
The Creamery, although owned by The Pet
Company, will not be a condensery. The prin
cipal products, will be ice cream mix, butter and
raw milk for local consumption.
There is no question in our minds but what
Haywood County farmers have become dairy
minded during the past few years. They have
taken advantage of every opportunity for bet
tering their herds and physical equipment. They
have co-operated with the public health service
in every way, and now there are seme of the
best dairies in the state in Haywood County.
If the farmers of this county will 'take full
advantage of the opportunity that is being
offered them by the Creamery, we feel that the
total cash for next year, and the years to come
will not stop at $90,000 and $100,000 a year,
but go up into figures that would now sound
It looks to us like a new day for progres
sive farmers of Haywood County.
THE OLD HOME TOWN
Onlv South Carolina exceeds this State in the
percentage of its population enrolled in the
public schools. The percentages are: in the
nation, 23 per cent; in South Carolina, 31 per
cent; in North Carolina, 30 per cent.
North Carolina's' teaching load is 33.7
pupils per teacher, the highest in the United
States. The national average is 26.9.
North Carolina's average teacher's salary
is $576 (white, $604.50) as compared with a
national average of $1,227.
North Carolina's per capita school cost is r
$28.56, as compared with a national average
North Carolina's percentage of white illit
eracy is the highest in the United States, except
North Carolina's length of .term in days is
160 as compared with a national average of
171.6. . . .:
Is there room for progress in education in
North Carolina ? There is only one answer to
that question unless the people of North Caro
lina are not only incapable of progress but even
incapable of understanding its needs. News
Temporary insanity is an over-used phrase,
and excuse in our courts today. But the more
we think about it, the more we are becoming
convinced that probably a great many reckless
drivers are thus afflicted.
DON'T TROUBLE TROUBLE!
During the "depression years" it seems that
everyone lost faith in themselves and in every
one else. The chief topic of the day seemed
to be, "My troubles and your troubles."
"lnshort7we seemed to live on trouble. We
seemed to enjoy looking for new troubles.
How different 1937 looks to the world.
Business is unquestionably better. All indi
cations are that the new year will be one of
We recently heard this poem read, and im
mediately got a copy for the sake of our readers.
Don't trouble trouble
'Till trouble troubles you ;
Don't look for trouble,
Let trouble look for you.
Don't' you hurry worry
By worrying lest it come.
To flurry is to worry
': 'Twill miss you if you are mum.
If minding will not mend it,
Then better not to mind.
The best thing is to end it
Just leave it behind.
Then don't you trouble trouble,
'Till trouble troubles you ;
You'll only double trouble
And trouble others too.
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By W. CURTIS RUSS
Here it ia the 31st 0f December, and
it's time to make out a brand new set
of New Year's resolutions. Sure, I
know it is a waste of time, but it's
lots of fun.
Well, to start with, I guess about
the best would be:
Resolved: 'Not to lose my temper.
. Resolved: ..T0 'be. patient, "and not
net upset even when a shirt button
comes off while hurriedly dressing.
Resolved: To not eat too fast, too
often, or too much. (The last two are
easy.) . ,
Large Dairy Firm
Much Milk Needed
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J. E. Ferguson, Glenn Palmer, A. J.
McCracken, Jarvis Allison, C. A,
Campbell, S. J. Moody, W. D. Kemer,
and W. F. Swift. These are operat
ing under the supervision of the pub
lic" health eervfce. The dairies are
Checked once each week, and the milk
given two tests weekly
Mr. Woodall said that C. D. Ketner,
who has been with the creamery since
it opened, would be field man in charge
of activities among the producers in
The Pet Milk Company has es
tablished plants in all sections of Ten
nessee and North Carolina. At pres
ent they are building a $100,000 plant
at Charlotte. Mr. Woodall said that
a greater part of the ice cream mix
made in the Waynesville plant would
be sent to the Charlotte plant.
Fourteen people are now employed
at the creamery. Others will be added
(From the files of Jan. 3, 1918.)
Frank Moody was here this week
from Macon county.
Hugh Abel, Tom Lee, Jr., and Frank
Compton returned today to Camp
McKinley Green visited his family
during the holidays and has returned
to his command at Camp Sevier.
Many people eat up all night Satur
day night keeping fires going in the
stoves to prevent freezing of water
Swift and Co. and other packing
houses have bought a half interest in
the Junaluska Leather Company of
Hazelwood, and an inventory is being
taken at the store and at the plant.
May 1918 bring success to our ar
mies and plenty of desirable business
to us all.
President Wilson took charge of
railroads and the steamships last
week and all will be operated under
government supervision, with Secre
tary McAdoo at the head.
WV L. Brogden, of Raleigh, state
chairman has appointed Boiling
Hall of this county to assist in rais
ing funds to send 100 carloads of ap
ples to our soldiers in France. North
Carolina has been asked to contribute
$1,000 to this fund.
"We are glad to report 1,343 new
members of the Red Cross, as a result
of the Christmas drive and I wish to
thank those who contributed either
by money or by work to make such a
success of thie campaign" James W.
Reed, membership chairman, Red
The old Mull house on Main street
in front of the court house is being
torn down today by W. T. Smart who
has bought the building and will con
vert it into a barn. The old building
was an eyesore and was sometimes
called Waynesville's roof garden, be
cause of the grass and field crops
grown on the roof of the front porch.
Dr. J. Howell Way owned the building
and the town will thank him for get
ting rid of an unsightly building.
Resolved: T0 do my best to keep
from double parking.
Resolved: To keep an 'alert eye on
reckless motorists, while I cross
trv not to think less
of those who blow smoke in my fate.
Rq.aIi- Tn maku sure I have the
rieht 'phone number in mina oeiore
Resolved: To get home to meals on
time. (If possible.)
oMiiW. t nd hold my
tongue when people meddle in my
TIME TO GET EXCITED
When two people were killed by an explos
ion in Asheville Christmas eve, it did not take
long for the news to become the chief topic
of conversation. For several days it was dis
At the same time that two were killed by
an undetermined explosion, sixteen were killed
in this state by automobiles. It seems that
death by automobiles is now taken as a matter
of fact, and not seriously considered by the
average person. ;
It is just because of that indifferent atti
tude that so many deaths continue on the high
ways. It is high time that we were getting
excited over the situation.
feosnlirpH- TV hlame no one but
myself for having a dull razor.
Rxnlvix' Tn sav as many good
things as possible about people.
Resolved: Not to scream when
hearing old jokes retold.
Resolved: No to waste time listen
ing to torch singers.
Pacnli,oi Trt arirt aooner tn aro
places, and drive slower. (35 is fast
RinnlvpH : Tn keen mv troubles to
myself, and complain as little as hu
Resolved: To replace frowns with
Resolved: To brush my teeth twice
a day and to see my dentist twice a
year. (If reminded to do same.)
Mr. and Mrs. Geo,
W. Coble Celebrate
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connection l.-tated.. for many years. Al
ways interested In civic affairs, Mr.
Coble was twice elected to serve the
town of Waynesville as a member of
the board of aldermen.
Mr. and Mrs. Coble during their
long residence here have made many
warm friends and have always been
interested in the worth while acti
vities of the community. They have
been the recipients of many gifts,
flowers, and messages on this happy
On Wednesday evening, December
the 23rd, the day of the anniversary,
friends started calling, which has con
tinued through the week. The house
was arranged in yellow and orange
calendulas, with other decorative fea
tures carrying out ,the golden motif.
On Wednesday evening they were as
sisted in receiving by Mrs. Charles E.
Ray, Mrs. Rufus Siler, and Mrs. G. C
Mr. and Mrs. Coble have seven
children, as follows: John Coble, of
Waynesville; Walter Coble, of Winter-
garden, Fla.; Will Coble, of Atlanta
and Waynesville; Mrs. Robert Sullivan,
of ' Olendale. Calif.: Scott COble, of
Charlotte; Ray Coble, of Bennettsville,
S, C, and Mrs. Hugh Kirkpatriek. of
Tate Springs, Tenn.
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Resolved: To make more friends
and less debts.
Resolved: To try every' way pos
sible to determine the difference be
tween the emell of Uncle Abe's cigars
and garbage burning.
Less than a bushel
of ashes to the ton
Resolved: To keep this list for next
year, because I know I'll need it
(As Recorded to Monday Noon
of This Week)
T. T. Matney, of Waynesville, to
Lucy Tate, of Junaluska.
Cecil Cogburn, of Clyde, to Mattie
Hall, of Clyde.
Robert Way James, of canton, to
Elizabeth Moody, of Canton.
Jame3 Haney, of Clyde, to Pearl
Hill, of Clyde,
Amos Theodore Smith, of Waynes
ville, to Mae Sutton, of Waynesville.
Joe Rathbone, of Clyde, Route 1, to
Arbie Jenkins, of Clyde, Route 1.
Glenn Harris, of Clyde, Route 1, to
Ora Anderson, of Clyde, Route 1.
Theodore A. Hargrove, Jr of can
ton, to Lassena Jannet Clark, of Can
ton. . '
Kaywood Messer, of Cove Creek, to
Mary Jane Evans, of Waynesville,
Dillard Cook, of Dellwood, to Lucile
Carpenter, of Dellwood.
ON COMMON GROUND
The doctor's time and skill are dedicated to the sick
and suffering. With him, all is secondary. That, too, is
our chief concern, and so Alexander's works with the
physician on common ground, co-operating with him
whole-heartedly through conscientious, ethical practice
of the profession which is so closely allied to his own.
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