THE WAYNES VIJiLE MOUNTAINEER
THURSDAY, JANUARY si
THE WAYNESVILLE PRINTING CO.
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THURSDAY, JANUARY 5, 1939
AS WE LOOK AHEAD
Improvement In business is to keynote the
On that point the" Government's forecast
ing economists agree unanimously.
The recovery pattern, outlined in the White
House is described as follows:
During the first quarter, record breaking
September to December production gains, will
call for some adjustment. In the early spring,
a gradual, not sensational, recovery will resume
and carry through much of the year, so the au
Home construction, automobile production
and Government spending and lending are to
The testing period for new recovery has
been set for 1940.
Leading business men of Haywood County
are optimistic, and feel that we face a good year
It should give us all a "lift," after all the
pessimism of depression, and the dire predic
tions of the future that regardless of party
affiliations, the majority appear to feel that at
last "we are on our way out."
WHAT WILL BE THE RESULT?
Will the shift T membership in the hew
Congress affects laws and policies ? The Congress
returning to Washington for its first session,
reverses a trend that has been under way for
Each new Congress from 1929 until the
Congress that convened Tuesday has shown a
larger number of Democratic members of the
Senate and of the House and a smaller number
of Republican members than the preceding ses
At this session there will be more Repub
licans in the Senate and in the House and fewer
Democrats than there were at the preceding
When the Republican strength started down
in 1929 there were 55 Republicans in the Senate
and 39 Democrats. In the House there were
2G8 Republicans and 165 Democrats.
By the time this trend from Republicans
to Democrats had run its course the Senate con
tained 15 Republicans and 77 Democrats. The
House contained 90 Republicans and 327 Democrats;;
Now the new Congress, reversing the trend,
contains 23 Republicans and 69 Democrats in
the senate. It also contains 169 Republicans
and 261 Democrats in the House.
A gain of eight seats in the Senate leaves
the Republicans still 26 seats shy of a Senate
majority. A gain of 79 seats in the House leaves
the Republicans still 49 seats shy of a majority
in the House.
Certainly this change in the complexion of
Congress from what has been described as New
Deal to what now is described as conservative,
: is getting most attention at the start of the new
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DO WE KNOW WHAT WE WANT?
The American citizen can offer himself at
times a perfect picture of inconsistency. On all
sides, even in the face of better times, is heard
the warning of government expenditures, both
state and Federal, must be curtailed.
Yet right on the heals of this statement,
when Congress convenes and the State Legis
lative halls ring with the voices of our repre
sentatives, every county in the state will be
wanting some legislation for their own section,
or will be sponsoring some appropriation that
will increase the taxes.
In other words we might as well face the
issue, progress has cost this nation, and will
continue to cost this nation money, that must
be raised through taxation. We are not content
to let our public buildings deterioate, our schools
lower their standards, our various agencies, that
have become a part of our American life be dis
banded, so we might as well make up our minds
that taxation will continue. And with bur in
creased demands necessarily grow.
- RECIPE FOR A HAPPY NEW YEAR
Take twelve nr.e, full-grown months, see
Nthat these are thoroughly free from all old
Atmories of bitterness, rancor, hate, and jeal
ousy ; rfviyse these completely from every cling,
ing spite; -ff all specks of pettiness and
bitterness ; in short, see that these" months are r
freed from all the past have them as fresh
and clean as when they first came from the
great storehouse of Time.
Cut these months into thirty or thirty-one
equal pafis. This. batch will keep for just one
year. Do not attempt to make the whole batch
at one time (so many persons spoil the entire
lot in this way), but prepare one day at a time,
Into each day put twelve parts of faith,
eleven cf patience, ten of courage, nine of work
.ome people omit this ingredient and so spoil
the plan of the rest), eight of hope, seven of
fidelity, six of liberality, five of kindness, four
of rest (leaving this out is like leaving the oil
out of the salad don't do it), three of prayer, ,
two of meditation, and one well-selected reso
lution. Jf you have no conscientious scruples,
put in about a teaspoonful of good spirits, a
dash of fun, a pinch of folly, a sprinkle of play,
and a heaping cupful of good humor.
Pour into the whole love ad-libitum and mix
with a vim. Cook thoroughly in a fervent heat,
garnish with a few smiles and a sprig of joy;
then serve with quietness, unselfishness, and
cheerfulness and a happy New Year is a cer
tainty. Anon. - . .
IEER FROM THE ECONOMIC ANGLE
A recent economic study of the beer situa
tion in this country has revealed some interest
ing facts. The study was undertaken as a re
sult of many requests for accurate information
on the economic aspects of the brewing indus
stry, in the United States. '
Coming at this time, when the question of
aicononc beverages will be brought before leg
islative bodies, the information is at least food
The survey states that beer has become a
revenue producer of more than a million dol
Urs a day for Federal, state, and local govern
ments more than ?500 a minute to the U. S.
treasury alone, according to official figures com
The economic benefits from beer in the past
nve years, m the United States are as fniw
Advertising, $1,000,000: Fuel and Power SI 10.
000,000; transportation, $200,000,000; building,
uu,UOO,000; Brewery labor, $350,000,000;
Agriculture, $500,000,000; Manufacturing,
$d5U,uuu,000; Public revenues, $1,800,000,000;
.Local business, $3,500,000,000.
Before the war annual beer production was
about 60,000,000 barrels. Now it is about 53.
000,000 barrels. But, in the interval of twenty
years, population has increased about 30 per
cent. Is the lower per capita consumption of
beer at present caused by the higher retail
prices necessitated by higher taxes and costs
of labor and materials by substitution of other
beverages, or is it a sign that on the whole there
is less drinking, or it it a combination of reas
ons? The public revenues however for the past
five and one half years have exceeded the aggre
gate for the 25 years prior to prohibition, when
beer sales were even higher. This is explained
by the fact that current taxes on beer are seven
times as high as in the former days when the
excise was $1 per barrel, in contrast to the cur
rent $5 and there were no state taxes.
"The influence of the total benefits accru
ing to allied industries, labor, public revenues
and local business men' through district sale of
beer in the deepest depression that this nation
has ever experienced was far greater than the
size of the expenditure indicates" is one of the
observations made by a student of the situation.
When President Roosevelt, on March 22,
1933 signed the Cullen-Harrison bill legalizing
3.2 per cent beer and wine, he re-established an
industry which has subsequently become one of
the largest contributions to the government's
revenue and has assumed an important rank in
the value! of its products among the industries
of this country. The brewery labor payroll for
the full year 1933 will approximate $85,000,000,
and more than $100,000,000 was paid for farm
products in the year.
In North Carolina 83,136 barrels of beer
were manufactured in 1938, while the records for
the year before show that the total revenue the
year before in 1937 was $909,256.
What does this all mean?
Are the people drinking more?
J .Are they substituting, a lighter drink and
satisfying their thirst?
What does it mean for the future? Has
the beer consumption reached its height?
The Mountaineer just wonders.
BY D. SAM COX
BILLIE POSSUM MOVES AGAIN
When Billie got to iroinir to Mrs.
Moo Cow every day for milk, she
didn't have so much for Mr, Man and
his wife, and they wondered what
was the matter. One Sunday when
Blackie had comDmi? for dinner he
wanted so much ice creaiii that he cot
Billie to take two buckets to biiner
milk in, and so Mrs. Moo Cow didn't
have but just a little bit left for Mr.
Man, and then Mr. Man knew some
body was stealing Mrs. Moo Cow's
Next day Mr. Man came down to the
pasture before it was light, and be-
tore Mrs. Moo Cow was ud. and he
climbed up in the persimmon tree
and waited to see what was point? to
nappen. Just as the sun was peep
ing up out of the trees over towards
Uncle Joe's house. Mrs. Mrin flow
came up the path from her bed down
by the spring, where she slept most
of the time till the weather cot so
cold or rainy that she had to go to
her house, and she went rieht to the
persimmon tree, and all the wav she
seemed to be looking for somebody, ,
She kept right on till she got to the
tree, and then when she didn't rpp '
anything of Billie she threw her head
up and said "Moo-ah," three times
which was the wav she called him
Billie had been out late the mcht he
foref and so had overslept himself,
but when Mrs Moo Cow called him he
woKe up ana erot nis muK DucKet and
came gallopine towards the tree.
When Mr. Man saw Billie rnminc
with that bucket he knew what had
been going with Mrs. Moo Cow's milk;
so when Billie got most up to the
tree Mr. Man broke a limb off and
slinned down tO' the ground
as he could, and Billie would tell you
today that there was a miehtv Drettv
loot race by Mr. Man and a seared
possum across that field. But Billie
could outrun Mr. Man, and he threw
his bucket down and did a sure-enoiicVi
skeedaddle to the tree where his
house was, and so before Mr. Man
got there Billie Was away up in his
house, and out of reach of Mr. Man.
And he kept as still as a mouse until
Mr. Man stopped quarreling, and he
heard him go away. Then h
to his door and peeped out, and he
saw Mr. Man running towards home.
"Aha,'? Billie said to himself, "111
bet he is going for his axe so he can
was a mighty pretty foot race
cut down my tree and catch me, so
I had better get mv thin
away irom nere." So he rolled up
is Kitcnen tnines and nil thnu
SKins tiiaCKie had been hrinfrin.
in sheep-skin, and climbed down 'h.
tree and Started for Blackie's housp:
Mr. Man came back in a hurry, with
his axe and his gun, and began cut
ting Billie's house down. He thought
Billie was still 0p there, and was sure
imims cannot be pen'J
or frightened, but go on in fortP
iaxui miie at tneir own private J
like a clock during a thundersto
Robert Loui3 Stevenson. 1
The old-fashioned farmet wail
Farmer No, Hi have no sucl.
traption in my house. Pianos mi
Daughter (protesting) Oh, fj
mis is an upright piano!
Following was clitJDed Trn
Leavenworth Times: "Women'ii
are funny: but lauehinff a. themiJ
men's thoughts off of their trJ
n t 6uou purpose,
ueDiors i i i Jiverv man n,
his job loyalty. i)fomDtnpSB ul
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euuu naiure, a sense Of persowi
sponsiDinty, and the best- o0m
possible ... Those who civs tkt
lull measure eontrihnto hnt I.
betterment of themselvps ''-anA k
welfare of others.
The heroes of the past uJ
season win go into retirement
course, they will spend th
eating a popular breakfast food,
smoking the cirgaretts they si
have got for their testimonials,
he would have a nice milKf HI
, - .... w j,.,..
ior nis supper. After a while
he had cut and cut till ha 0
uc cuum naraiv rut gmt
tree fell down, and he trvahbci
gun and ran to the hole where M
house was, and thought sure 3
wouiu jump out and start to w ,i
ana then he could shoot him.
tnere didn't anv nnssmn 'inn
and hen he looked in Billie's M
i.i.c wnsin any possum in it. I
Mr. Man was disannointpd anJ
but there wasn't anvthino- he
do about it, so he went back
picked up the bucket that Rilli.f
dropped, and milked- Mrs. Moo Coil'
it. Jay Bird wasn't over there!
morning, so nobodv ever knew i
. - i
tort oi excuse he gave his wilt
not bringing home a possum
(To be continued.)
What's the Answer?
Br EDWARD FINCH
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IViHY DO YOU
FEEL SO GOOD
THE veins and arteries in your
body through which the heart is
constantly pumping blood are round.
When you stretch, you flatten those
arteries and veins so that the blood
cannot pass through them so easily
w uvciuiiue uus uie heart
seta to work to pump faster and
faster to fores th hn v
the flattened passages. So at the
ena or a good hard stretch this fast
er mtniDinr of blood nuts
Into your veins and makes you con
Kiuus oi a ieeung oi well-being.
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that ALEXANDER'S label for example, stands ALWAYS
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