The Waynesville Mountaineer
Published In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance oj The Great Smokv Mountains National Park
FIFTY-FOURTH YEAR NO. 51 -A
WAYNESVILLE, N. C. FRIDAY, DECEMBER 23, 1938
$1.50 IN ADVANCE IN COUNT
Court House Offices
Close Sat. At Noon;
Twenty Prisoners Will Have
Chicken And Dumplings For
All the offices in the court house,
with the exception of that of the
sheriff will close Saturday and will
not be opened until Tuesday morning.
As the sheriff said, unfortunately
jt was impossible to close his office,
as the holiday season might even
bring a rush in his business. At
present there are twenty , prisoners,
who will enjoy the Christmas dinner
provided for them of chicken and
dumplings, baked sweet potaoes, rice,
coffee, and milk, and a gift fromthe
sheriff of a large individual bag of
candy, oranges, apples and nuts.
Tree To Be Sunday
Afternoon At Four
Annual Tree For Underprivileg
ed Children, Sponsored By
Plans have been completed for the
community Christmas tree, from
which gifts will be distributed for the
underpriviledged children of the town
at four o'clock on Christmas Day.
The tree hag been sponsored annu
ally for several years by the Woman's
Mrs. Frank Ferguson is general
chairman with Mrs. C. F. Kirkpat
rick, Mrs. John M. Queen, and Mrs.
Dan Watkins, assisting.
Before the distribution of gifts,
the Rev. J. S. Hopkins will offer a
prayer, Miss Virginia Kellett will tell
the Christmas story, and the Way
nesville Junior Community Choral
Club, under the "direction ' of Miss
Grace Croekiin.. will sing carols.
Ball In Haywood
The 'Haywood county celebration
of President's Birthday Ball is to be
held in Waynesville this year it was
learned from county chairman, Bill
Mr. Prevost stated that this year's
campaign has been broadened to in
clude various activities and individual
contributions. Proceeds will be di
vided equally, one-half remaining in
permanent county organization for
aid to those who have been afflicted
with the "maining death," and the
other half going to National Founda
tions for infantile paralysis to be
used for educational and research
It was further learned that the cam
paign for funds in the county would
begin the week of January 9th with
a square dance in Waynesville. A
square dance in Canton the next week
end on Saturday, January 28th, with
the usual grand "Roosevelt Ball,"
which is to be held in the new Way
The community chairman in this
year's ''Fight Infantile Paralysis
campaign" are: Charles E. Ray, Jr.,
Waynesville, Wade C. Hill, Canton,
William Chambers, Jr., Hazel wood,
Larry Cagle, Clyde, Tom Cathey
Pigeon, Sam Queen, Ivy Hill, and
Fiank Rryson, Iron Duff.
Mr. Prevost said: "I am sure each
community will do its share this year
'o. ease the fear in the hearts of every
mother and father, that their child
may be stricken with infantile paralysis."-
1U WecMte Repoti
H. M. HALL, Official Observer
Max. Min 7:30 a.m. Pre?.
45 18 18
45 16 17
44 17 .35
45 33 34
45 15 19
42 17 18
46 18 36
Jfean for week
fh for week ........
5low December normal .
rpitation for week ...
precipitation since Dec. 1st
Below Twi i
. ".vtmucr nullum
f7ipitation for year ...
ciency for year
The following is a schedule lor
the various community and church
Christmas activities to take place
between now and Christmas Day:
0:30 Annual Christmas tree for
employees of England-Walton
Leather Company on factory
grounds at Hazohvood.
7 MO The judges for the home
decorations and outdoor Christ
mas tree contest will start their
7:.'0 Sunday School Christmas
tree and Christmas program for
the pupils of the Waynesville
(Stores of town will be open
until 9 o'clock.)
4:00 Christmas tree for the
children of the Sunday School of
Grace Episcopal church.
5:00 Twilight service at the
Welch Memorial Sunday School
building of the Baptist church,
conducted by the Waynesville
Junior Community Choral Club,
a Federal Music project, under the
direction of Miss Grace Crocker,
(Stores will be open until 10
4:00 Community Christmas tree
on court house lawn, sponsored
by the Woman's Club for the un
derpriviledged children of the
7:.'i0 the presentation of a
-Christmas' caiitanta, "The Star
Divine," at the Baptist church by
the choir, with Evander Preston
directing. The . public is cor
dially invited to attend.
To Be Presented By
A Christinas cantata, "The Star
Divine," by A. W'. Lansing, will be
presented at the Baptist church on
Sunday evening at 7:30, by th
church choir, with Evander Preston
director, and Miss 'Grace. Crocker,
As the name implies the cantata is
based on the Christmas story, for
years the. people of Israel had been
oppressed and scattered abroad with
out a rfiing, but they still remembered
the promise God had given David
that "when thy days shall be fulfilled.
I will set up and after thee ... arid
will establish his kingdom forever."
The Wise Men of the East stud
ied the writings of the old prophets
and found that a star would appear.
The cantata will include the fol
lowing numbers: "Introduction and
hymn of the prophets," by the choir,
with tenor solo by Evander Preston
and baritone by Wayne Corpening;
"The Watching of the Magi for the
Star," - soprano solo ' by Mrs. Olive
Green; "Chorus of the prophets," by
"The Journey (if the Mas:," with:
alto solo by Mis. Tom Spurlock;
"In the Old World Spender," by
choir, with tenor solo by Evander
Preston; "O'er the place where sleep
ing," by the choir with contralto by
Mrs. Lucile Foy; "The adoration of the
Magi," duet, by Evander Preston and
Wayne Corpening; "The Star of the
East," by the choir.
To Be Open Saturday
After publishing two papers in
a single week, the staff of The
Mountaineer win wkc a . .
earned rest on Saturday. The J
niechanfcal department will oe
closed all day Saturday, while
the circulation department will
remain open for the greater part
of the day.
The office will be open again
Tuesday morning, and the Thurs
day morning paper will appear as
GOING TO GEORGIA
r Fred Yearout, manager of the local
Pet Dairy plant and A. D. Redmond,
salesman, will leave next week for a
2,000-mile business trip through Geor
gia, contacting Pet dealers in that
state. .'.' . '
Bride And Groom
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas I,. Green who are keeping open house tins after
noon and evening from 2 o'clock to X o'clock, in observance of their Golden
Wedding Anniversary. Mr. Green, is the veteran of the Haywood County
Bar, and has held, many important appointive positions in the last forty
years. He served as postmaster of Waynesville for 'nineteen years.
I'holo bji Shemll'n Stiitlm.
HILDA WAY GWYN
If you are a full grown adult--.'.
there is no use kidding yourself . . .
"pure unadulterated Christmas joy"
is not for you ... but if you get
yourself in the proper attitude . '. ...
there, arc untold riches in the com
pensation Of growing up . . . and
getting: older . . . and leaving be
hind . . . one of the greatest disillu-
sionmonts life has U offer . . . t'lore's
no denying there is .something very
sad about leaving the age of "make
believe" ... because there is a time
in our lives when "anything might
come true" and "anything might
happen" . . . and "everybody after all
their troubles lives happily ever af
ter" . . . when we pass that stage , .
we have to handle our attitude very i
carefully . . , lest our sophistication
leads us in revolt ... against the joy
that others seem to get out of Christ-
man ... Decause in some iorm u i
there for each of . us . . . if we only
know how to grasp it
I think one reason Christmas
is so sad to adults is the fact
that we seem to consider the day
a kind of mile stone ... which
cuts off the years . . . we take
stock . v . we look back , . . we
count the vacant chairs . . . we
remember happier days . . , we
envy childhood of it's faith and
unclouded joy . , . sometimes we
want too much . . . and even when
we get the moon . ... . the happi
ness is often broken as easily as
a fragile toy". . , so just make up
your mind that you have to take
Christmas by proxy . . . if you
are grown up . . . or miss the
point to the Day. . . . :
For "a Merry Christmas and a
Happy New, Year" ... are immortal
words ..'; that suggest the warmth
of friendships old and new . . if
you want and expect the day to give
Of Fifty Years Ago
you something you will come up miss
ing . . . with hitter disappointment in
your heart . . . for it was not meant
that way .... , the reflection of your
generosity to othei s . . . will be feit
through the happiness Of someone
else . . . inaybe it will be the young
boy . . . -hungry for the things that
other boys have . . . but have been
denied him . . . maybe-it will be some
elderly jierson .,' . . out of the rush
of activity . . . whose life you touch
, . . that will bring richness to your
soul ... but just remember your
chance is there waiting foi you . , . .
if you will only Open your eys and
vniii heart; . . .
I must confess I have had my
own troubles this year . . . I have
been feeling a bit "low" about
Christmas..'. .1 have been trying
to get myself in line . . . really
putting forth effort . . . that is
. . . until our phone began to ring
last week after The Mountaineer
printed the list of the neediest
cases . . . and a voice would call
saying ... "I would like to take
number , . . What is the name?
.'; where do they live? . . .what
do you think they need most?" . .
and I began to take on new lift
about Christmas . . . the world
was such a good place in which
to live ... so full of people with
hearts ... . but on Wednesday my
Christmas rejuen4tion was
complete. . . . '
I saw a little two year old girl
suffering with tuberculosis of the
bone . . , and her leg is suspended
by weights . . -O receive a
large doll almost as big as her
small self ... . during the ten
months she has been in the hospital
V. . she has spent in bed in the
children's ward . . . some nights it
(More on back page.) ,
Pet Dairy Takes
Over 3 Dairies;
rii i it een Trucks Now Operated
From Loral Plant; Six Milk
Routes Are Maintained
Pet Dairy Products Company have
just taken over three private dairies
and are supplying the customers from
the local plant, according to Fred II.
Yea rout, manager.
The Sunnyhrook Dairy, of Sylva,
and the dairy of Mrs. A. K. Sellers,
Canton, and the new plant of Chester
A. Cogburn, also of Canton, have
been taken ovrr.
The addition of these three dairies
has necessitated the addition' of more
delivery trucks, and now I.'t trucks
comprise the local fleet. Six inilk
routes are maintained.
Workmen have ,iis"l lomplelcd
landscaping and planting shrubbery on
the lot adjoining the Pet plant. Th"
creek bank has been (cleaved ami
maples set out. Mi. Yearoiit said
that plans culled for planting of grass
on the lot as soon as possible.
I). A. R. Chapter
To Observe Their
Of special interest will be the De
cember meeting of the Dorcas Bell
Love "chapter of the Daughters .of the
American Revolution, which will b.'
held on Friday afternoon, December
the .'10th, at the home 'of Miss Alice
Quinlan, with Mrs. ('hailes K. (uiii
lan and Miss Lois llairoNI associate
The fortii'th anniversary of the or
ganization of the chapter, which is
the second Oldest- in the state, will
be observeil with an appropriate .pro
gram, Kach regent will speak briefly
of her term of office, giving the hign-
NO EVENING SI KVK E AT METH
ODIST ( HI K( II
Due to the fact that Sunday is
Christmas Day, the Rev. J. G. Huggin,
Jr., pastor of the First Methodist
church, has announced that there will
be no evening service at the church
on that day. ,
MrJack Holtzclaw will airive to
day from Richmond, and will join
Mrs. Holtaclaw for the Christmas
holidays, which they will spend with
their daughter, Mrs. Aaron Prevost.
Mrs. B. F. Smatheis is visiting her
daughter, Mrs. Joe Rose, in Chicago.
and will be her guest through the
Mr. and Mrs. James W. Killian have
returned from a visit to relatives in
Stark, Fla. ;
Tommy Hill, who is attending
Georgia Tech, has arrived to spend
the Christmas holidays with his
grandmother,- Mrs. Charles R. Tbomas.
Miss Elizabeth Francis, who is a
student at the Woman's College of
the University of North Carolina, ar
rived on Saturday to spend the Christ
mas holidays with her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Chas. C. Francis, at their
home in the Rateliff Cove.
Early And A r e
Still Going Strong
Large Number Of Toys lJeing
Sold Here In Local
A recent survey of the shops in
town that handle toys revealed inter
esting changes being made in the
manufacture of certain Christmas
toys, while others checked showed
that they held their popularity from
year to year.
Those persons who are forever
preaching down the tendencies of the
modern woman, might have been
surprised at the answer at each place
regarding the most popular gift for
the small girl. They all had the same
reply, "Dolls" And second on the list
were the toys dealing with home mak
ing, in the manner in which their
mothers Hie carrying on. Next to
dolls, it seems, they want doll car
riages, and furniture, stoves and
There arc evidently more changes
being made in toys for boys, but the
answer to the inquiry as to the one
most demanded was also the same at
each shop, "Guns." The ganster idea
seems to be. replacing the more whole
some one of the cowboy worship so
prevalent only a short time ago.
The small gun that sho.ots a stick
with a rubber on the end of it is tak
ing the place of the old cap pistol.
The next, most popular items for boys
are toys oil wheels, which include
anything from a coaster to a truck.
1 Practically every new toy that
comes out for boys now is something
copied from real life. They arc more
or less miniature reproductions of
machinery and gadgets,' which the
boy may use later in lite.
Gaines also play a large part on the
list for children at Christmas, "and
are among the best sellers. New ones
come and go, but certain old favorites
still hold good.
Books are bought for all ages of
children, and it was rather surprising
to learn that the Hible, Bible stories,
and Mother-Goose are the 'most pop
ular, and lead all others in sales.
Another type much in demand, is the
story of (he last popular movie. There
has been a large
White." .Next- vear
sale on "Snow
We weri' told, it
would be something
Ise, tiie current
movie, that had the
i' merchants seein to feel that
is an exceptional year for the
of toys' and gifts. They also
agree that people locally have never
hlone their shopping so early.' This is
, generally attributed to the fact that
ilhe- merchants put their gifts on dis-
play, at least' a fortnight earlier than
in ot her years.
It was amazing U learn how many
l In istmas cards are .bought here in
town. Literally thousands had been
sold at least two weeks before Christ'
mas, though at several places they
claimed that the individuals who are
selling cards about town have cut into)
the business considerably. Cards are
sold as late as two days after the
Kach year marks an increase in the
sale of fancy wrapping paper, ribbons,
and tags, that match in colors and
design. Kven the children are de
manding that their gifts be done up
in the "correct manner."
It was gratifying to learn on the
'survey, that nun epeople were buy in ?
toys and gifts for the underpriviledg
ed children this year than had ever
been known in this community. Fam
ilies aie taking families as their re
sponsibility of the Christmas season,
and are buying not only gifts ami
toys, but substantial clo'hes and food,
it was learned at several places.
The stimulation in Christmas busi
ness for this year, was conceded by
all the merchants to have been great
ly aided by the presence of Santa
Claus at his igloo on the court house
square, his visits throughout the
schools, and the decorations of the
streets by the town officials, which
have all together created the Christ
mas atmosphere. As a result the
community is looking forward to the
best Christmas observed locally in
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