THURSDAY, DECEMBER 29.
THE WAYNESVILLE MOUNTAINEER
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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 29, 1938
THE SOUTHERN HIGHLANDER AND
It begins to look as if the Southern High
lander has gotten a taste .of publicity and that
now he must appear in print. Our "quare moun
tain ways" and our poverty, have been heralded
.abroad, and now since outsiders have let up a
bit it would appear that we are trying to "bring
it back on our selves" and stay in the "public
Not many years ago it was a snake charm
ing preacher, who made the headlines. Then our
child marriages were editorialized, and publi
cized, and welfare workers rightly denounced
them from every state in the union.
Now the "bouncing bed" has made press
and radio news. Up near the rugged region of
the Daniel Boone trail in Virginia inhabited by
mountaineers, reports come of a bewitched
child bouncing in bed, chairs moving alone,
ghosts hands and mysterious things vanish
'Experts from the psychology department
of the University of Tennessee were sent to
study the mystery. They found dilapidated
bed springs and a clever child with a Hair for
notoriety and publicity.
In contrast to the natural beauties of the
southern highland region, its charm of climate,
and its substantial, hospitable people, it seems
mighty cheap publicity, to make the headlines
in the press, through such ridiculous and im
HIGHLIGHTS OF NEWS OF 19'kS
It seems to be the policy of the large news
papers throughout the land to compile the ten
best news stories of the year. In keeping with
this policy of the dailies the staff of The Moun
taineer has carefully compiled the headlines of
1938 and is offering the following as the out
standing news stories in Haywood County for
the past year. There have been many that are
not included that we trust were of equal interest,
hut did not concern the majority of the people.
President Roosevelt signs bill authorizing
$7:.,()00 for completion of Park.
The Pet Plant is being enlarged.
Way n csv die
first mail plane lands on golf
).:.(.() votes cast in June primary, ..George
A. Brown, Jr., leads ticket.
Petition asking for an election on liquor
stores being circulated in county.
. JULY . '
Cannery .operating 1 5 hours daily, employ
ing loO people canning blackberries and beans.
More than 500 take part in annual farm
and home tour.
Trustees assume control of Lake Junaluska.
Sewer bond election in Waynesville and
Hazelwood carries by big margin.
26 bitten by mad dog.
Builey growers vote down quota plan.
NEW YEAR RESOLUTIONS
"I will continue to preserve the honor of
the county in holding honest primaries and elec
tions of which not one whisper of criticism can
be made, and for which Haywoud County has
long been famous.
"By the Will of the majority 1 will continue
to hold high the banner of the Grand Old Party
of the South.
"I will 'make an effort to keep up with all
the county' records, with special care taken of
the registration books, the dark secrets of which
any man may read and are not half so intrigu
ing as the public has been lead to. believe.
"I will endeavor to meet all financial obli
gations and to have those in authority to see
that all public monies are collected on time.
"I will continue to boast that Haywood
County is the best balanced county in North
Carolina. I have done so until I firmly believe
it to be a fact, so perhaps in my enthusiasm I
may be able to convince the outside world, and
bring new citizens to reside within the boun
daries of fair Haywood.
"I hope to stamp out the rabies menace
during the coming year and by the long hand of
the law to end the life of all stray unvaccinated
dogs, thereby making the county a safe place
for both man and beast.
"And last, I firmly resolve to continue to
talk dry and drink wet."
' Signed: HAYWOOD COUNTY.
WOMAN AND THE VOTE
The coming' year will mark the twentieth
anniversary of the adoption by Congress of the
national Woman Suffrage Amendment. The
question naturally arises, what has the woman
In the new Congress at Washington there
will be five women out of a total membership of
5:51. A bulletin from the National League of
Women Voters has taken note that this is a
drop from 9 women in Congress ten years ago.
In the State Legislatures it finds that 149
women in 38 states ten years ago have declined
to 127, today. The total legislative membership
in the 48 states must be close to 3,000 so that
the women would be perhaps 5 per cent.
Does this decline in women as office hold
ers indicate that she is losing political infill
nee or is she herself not as interested in politics
as she thought she might be when suffrage was
denied her? .
We don't know how it has been in other
counties in North Carolina, but We do know
that whether or not she has had much weight
in deciding measures, she has had her share of
attention on election days in Haywood County.
SECOND YEAR WITHOUT FIREWORKS
The second Christmas has just passed since
the shooting of firecrackers within Haywood
was prohibited, and yet Christmas still seems
to be a pretty merry and happy occasion. The
custom, in fact seems to be dying out in the
South, generally where it has been so prevalent
for many years.
Since the days when every back yard on
Christmas morning was the scene of a family
group all lighting "crackers" there have been
many inovations that have taken the place of
the fireworks both by day and night. We have
all the effects desired by lights, by neon signs
and myriads of Christmas lighting effects, and
the radio in no small measure can supply at
least some of the excitement of sound, in sub
stitution of the firecracker.
As a result of this saner method of cele
brating Christmas, we have not heard of any
small boy losing a finger, or an eye, this year,
as was the inevitable outcome in years past.
The Christmas spirit was manifested in
this community in many forms of expressions
during the past few weeks. The entire season
has been one of cooperation of officials, groups,
organizations and individuals, all working to
make the community enjoy and appreciate the
true meaning of Christmas.
The town officials bent every effort to deco
rate the streets, to create a holiday atmosphere,
the merchants displayed their gifts early and
in an attractive manner, the people began shop
ping weeks before Christmas; making it easier
on themselves and the clerks.
Never have the unfortunate in the com
munity been cared for in such an organized
manner, both by individual and group contri
butions. The inmates of the county home and
jail were given some Christmas cheer. The pa
tients at the County Hospital were not forgotten-.';;...;
The homes have never been so festive in
lighting effects, making the town at night a
May the spirit of cooperation, of thought
fulness, of consideration of others, and Good
Will be reflected throughout the year in the com
munity, until the season rolls around again to
revive the Christmas spirit.
By STANLEY '
'sfWW' YOL WHAT?-THAT CHEESE .
, THIEF AT BAXTERS STORE fO THOUGHT W ' .
YOU COULD CATCH V. ITH TWO BAITEP MOUSE K'"'
I T(?APS WEv, THE POLICE IN MY TOWN
KETCHEP HIM WHEN HE WOVE "THROtKSH (
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I ESS AND THE TWO FINE-CENT MOUSE -S
' HURRICANE CORNERS FINALLY
HUNS A STORY ON MARSHAL. -sT -Bfi
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BY D. SAM COX
MLLIE POSSUM GETS A JOB
Blackie Bear had eaten pumpkin
pie and catfish stew and fried chick
en and lots of other good things, but
never til that Christmas day had he
tasted ice cream, and he was sure it
was the best thing he had ever eaten,
unless it was Aunt Judy's fruit cake.
He just couldn't leave that fruit cake
behind. While Billie went off to get
the milk for Christmas he didn't tell
Blackie where he got it; he just said
a friend gave it to him.
After Christinas, Blackie went back
to eating rabbits and fishes and such
other things as he could get, but he
kept thinking about that ice cream.
Kvery time he saw Billie he would
ask him where he got the milk, but
Billy would tease him and just grin
arid say, "From, a friend of mine."
Billie's new house was right on the
edge of Mrs. Moo Cow's pasture, and
he could sit in his door and see Mrs.
Moo Cow every day while she was eat
ing her dinner. And that's how they
became .acquainted,, and made that
agreement to trade milk for persim
mons. So Billy had every bit of milk
he could drink, and so didn't have to
do much hunting, since he ate all the
persimmons he wanted when he was
shaking them down for Mrs. Moo
Cow. And milk and persimmons will
keep any possum Out of the grave
And now Billy was getting mighty
fat and lazy, and Blackie noticed it,
and wondered what sort of good things
he was having to eat. "Just the cream
of the land," Billie said, "just the
cream of the land."
But Billie wasn't afraid that Blackie
would ever go to Mrs. Moo Cow for
milk, since she lived in the field where
Mr. Man made Blackie haul wood.
Billie know that Blackie wouldn't go
in that field for anything in the world.
Blackie had always managed to get
most everything he wanted, sooner or
later, by keeping on working for it,
and he expected to keep working on
Billie Possum till ho got him to bring
some -more milk. Every time he said
anything to Billie about it, Billie would
just grin and say: "Well, I'll see
One day when Blackie just couldn't
stand it any longer, he asked Billie
'Just the cream of the land,"
What's the Answer?
Br EDWARD FINCH ,
lYiHY DO WOMEN
right to left.
D EFORE the days of carefully
- studied and rigidly followed
schedules for infant welfare which
are prevalent today, the mothers of
the old school believed that the right
and proper way to keep a baby hap
py was to carry him about with
them practically all day long every
where they went. This kept their
right hand occupied so constantly
that they changed the buttoning of
their garments from the natural
right side to the left in order that
they could still hold their baby and
button their clothes in the same mo
tion. C Wtern Newipaper Utoa.
what he would charge to bring him
some milk every day. Billie scratched
his head and pulled his whiskers
and looked mighty wise for a few
minutes before he spoke.
You know Billie had just moved to
his new house, and he didn't have
much furniture in it, and no rugs at
all. And he thought of how good
some nice, soft rabbit skins would
feel to his feet when he got out of his
bed on cold mornings, so he told Blac
kie that he would give him a bucket
of milk for every rabbit skin he would
get for him. So Blackie started in
to catching rabbits, and no dog could
have caught more than he did. So
for about two weeks Blackie had milk
or ice cream most every day, and then
(To Be Continued)
SAUCE FOR THE GOOSE
The teacher was telling- her class a
long, highly embellished story of
Santa Claus, and the mirth of Willie
eventually got entirely beyond hit
"Willie," said the teacher sternly,
"what did I punish you for yester
"For telling something that wasn't
so," promptly answered Willie. "And
I was just wondering who was going
to punish you."
Ralph Wright to Gh.dvs R,.
both of Canton.
-uiuai-u liumganiei ,, '
both of Canton.
Virgil H. Hannah, ,,f (
1, to Ettie Smith, of Clyd.-
ii. Buford Woodard, of
to Lyda Browning, of Wavi
Paul Browning-to (';u ,
both of Waynesville.
Robert Yarborough, of I,ai-.
luska, to Laura Bell Pm-ri- .it
Charles P. Gorman. Jr., t .
N. Smith, of Canton.
Arthur Shipman, of Cam.:
1, to Alma Glance, of Canton.
Lawrence Queen, of Can..
Lucile Silvers, of Cove Creek.
Jack Moore, of Wayne.-v'i
Jeannie Wright, of -Hazelwood
(As Recorded to Monday Noi
of this Week)
Champion Paper and Fibr
pany, to U. S. A.
George H. Johnson to ,l,s
Hones, et ux.
T, J. Karkinsm, et ux, to L)
Hall, et ux.
E. V. Owen by, et ux, to A
Noah B. Rhodarmcr, el ux, to
Lura Hazel Smathers to ('!,
D. S. Green, et al, to Andy M
James H. Ford, et ux, to ,).,
Williamson, et ux.
H. V. Reno, et ux, to J.W.
George II. Johnson to S, ('. V
J. W. Vick, et ux, to II. W. I
Fines Creek Township
C. Russell to Cordell. Rusm.I.
Robert Russell, et Ux, it ;
Cordell, Sarah Vainer.
Cordell Russell, et al, to I, I,.
Iron Duff Township
Wayne Medford, et ux, et a
William Hill, et ux.
T. J. Davis to Delia Davis;.'
Ivy Hill Township
C. C. and Mattie Carver to V
Mollie Woody to Billie Sutton, e
James W. Reed to Helen
Way Kinsland to T. J. Fergus.
Woodrow Burnette to Louis' Hi
Leonard Sheffield, et ux, ct'a
Alta A. Sheffield.
Haywood Home Building and
Association to C. F. Kirkpatricl
ux, et al.
: William M. Eller, et ux, to C
National Bondholders Corp
Walter B. Maloile to (.rrirgt
T. L. Green, Com., to T. F. An
ton Est,, to Hubert Plemmons, e i
William Norris, et ux, to 1
James M. Long, et ux, to f
Estes Wyatt, et ux, to J. M. U
E. K. Herman, et ux, to J. C.
rick, et ux.
J. R. Patterson, et ux-, to A
J. R. Morgan, et ux, et al, to
C. D. Mclntire, et ux, to P. T. :
"Is my hat straight?"
"That depends upon how slopins
wish it to be!" Berlingske Maga
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wife calls for CAMPBELL S Soup, LIBBY'S Asparagus.
MAXWELL HOUSE Coffee. More and more people a:v
learning that prescription labels also mean something
that ALEXANDER'S label for example, stands ALWAYS
for highest quality, accuracy and dependability in P!iar'
maceutical work. . ' .
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