iThe Waynesville Mountaineer?
800 Present For
For 15 Years The Company
Has Held A Christmas Cele
bration For Employees
England-Walton Company at Ha
selwood held their lBtli annual
Christmas tree for their employes
Monday night at 6:30 o'clock on the
grounds of the plant, with approx
imately 800 persons gathered
around the towering hemlock. L.
M. Richeson, superintendent of
the plant, was in charge of the cere'
The national colors of red, whit
and blue were emphasized in the
hundreds of colored ornaments, the
200, 25 watt lights, with 2, 200
watt bulbs atop the 42 foot tree.
In addition to this' array of color,
600 yards of Christmas tinsel were
used on the treee. :
With the reflections of the pa
triotic colors against the dark
sky, which could be seen a sur
prising distance from the vicinity
of Haselwood, the gigantic tree
last night seemed to symbolize the
spirit of America today, signify.ng
there its no blackout in this free
and democratic country.
A program of Christmas num
bers, with Scripture reading and
th story given by the Rev, J. M.
Woodard, pastor of the Haselwood
Baptist church, was in charge of
the devotional features. Christ
mas carols were also sung by the
hundreds assembled on the grounds.
Two thousand oranges, 600
pounds of candy and 600 pounds of
nuts were distributed among the
500 children of the BOO present lor
plant are the de
partment contributions toward
community Christmas cheer.
Committees are" organized each
' year in the six department of the
plant, that solicit funds for sup
plying the needy families in the
Haselwood area. This year there
will be a number of baskets dis
tributed among the unfortunate.
Mabel A. Coffey
-Ih Recent Volume
Miss Mabel A. Coffey, who is
connected with the Waynesville
Hardware Company, is one of the
authors whose poems are included
in Poets of America, 1940, Democ
racy Speaks, a 700 page volume
Miss Coffey is a graduate of Car
son Newman College, and has writ
ten a number of poems. The poem
appearing in the recent publication
was "Time Matters Not," and has
also appeared in The Mountaineer.
More than 12,000 poets living in
every part of the United States
and Canada competed for Po in
this important volume; only a
small percentage of these were
found to write poetry of sufficient
merit to be accorded a place in the
book, ' .
The volume contains the work of
little known authors as well as
that of writers who have been
published in many magazines and
A similar volume is now being
compiled and poets who are inter
ested in having their work consid
ered for the new book should write
to the publishers for information,
Avon House, 1107 Broadway, New
Until January 2
This is the last edition of The
Mountaineer until 1941. The next
edition will be on Thursday, Jan
The office of The Mountaineer
win be closed all day Tuesday, Wed
nesday, and until noon Thursday.
The entire force of the paper have
worked hard and steady during the
past four weeks, in order to get out
the large papers, as well as two
additional editions, which took -an
untold amount of work. ...
However, we enjoyed it, and look
forward to a well deserved two
V day holiday.
The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern
Twelve Pages WAYNESVILLE, N. C, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 26, 1940
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The Mountaineer herewith presents its first
annual Christmas Service, contributed by the pas
tors of the community.
O Come, All Ye Faithful
O come, all ye faithful,
Joyful and triumphant,
O come ye, O come ye to Bethl
ehem, Come and behold Him,
Born the King of Angels:
O come, let us adore Him,
( O come, let us adore Him,
O come, let us adore Him,
Christ., the Xord.
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Sing, choirs of Angels,
Sing in exultation,
Sing, all ye citizens of Heav'n
Glory to God
In the highest, glory I
O come, let us adore Him,
O come, let us adore Him,
O come, let us adore Him,
Christ the Lord.
Dr. W. L. HUTCHINS
District Superintendent Waynes
ville District of Methodist Church.
Dear Father of us all, we thank
Thee for this season of the year
that brings hope out of despair and
light out of darkness. Bring us all
again to the Cradle of Thine only
only Begotten Child and teach us
that there is strength in weakness
and a song that echoes above the
rhythmic tread of marching armies.
Led by the Spirit of Truth may we
give thought to the ineffable beauty
and gentleness and power that
came to the world in the life of a
Hasten the day, we pray Thee,
when the spirit of love and gladness
shall fill the earth with shapes of
purity and peace, as of old it made
the sky melodious with prophecy,
Give us wise and busy hands to
help forward the time when there
shall be no more war, no more
misery in our streets and no op
pression of the poor. That the
Kingdom may come and make our
hearts a Cradle of the Eternal
Love, in the name of Jesus. Amen,
REV. H. G. HAMMETT
Pastor First Baptist Church
Our Heavenly Father, we come to
Thee at this Christmas season with
grateful hearts for all thy many
blessings. We are mindful of
the loving care and providence to
us. We thank Thee for all these
evidences of Thy interest and love
toward us. For health, strength,
peace, freedom, daily bread and a
multitude of other manifestations
of Thy beneficent Grace we are
truly grateful. We praise Thy
name for guidance through many
unknown dangers that would have
given us unrest and disquieted
Now at this Christmas time when
th. world is confused and disturbed
by clouds of war and grievous sin
let us find Thee, O Lord, personal
and real. Let us" find Thee as the
Shepherd found" Thee. Let ns
worship before The May we
share Thee with a needy, stricken
world that needs Thy love to Ming
peace and good will to all men
1. And it came to pass in those
days, that there went out decree
from Caesar Augustus, that all the
world be taxed.
2. (And .this taxing was first,
made when Cyrenius was governor
3. And all went to be taxed,
every one into his own city.
4. And Joseph also went up from
Gallilee, out of the City of Nasa.
reth, into Judaea, unto the City of
David, which is called Bethlehem
(because he was of the house and
lineage of David.)
5. To be taxed with Mary, his
espoused wife, being great with
6. And so it was, that, while they
were there, the days were accom
plished that she should be deliver
ed. 7. And she brought forth her
firstborn son, and wrapped him in
swaddling clothes, and laid him in
a manger, because there was no
room for him in the inn.
8. And there were in the same
country shepherds abiding in the
fields, keeping watch over their
flocks by night.
9. And, lo, an angel of the Lord
came upon them, and the glory of
the Lord shone round about them;
and they were sore afraid.
10. And the angel said unto them,
Fear not, for, behold, I bring you
good tiding of great joy, which shal1
be to all people.
11. For unto you is born this day
in the City of David a Savior, which
is Christ the Lord.
12. And this shall be a sign unto
you; Ye shall find the babe wrap
ped in swaddling clothes, lying in
13. And suddenly there was with
the angels a multi:ude of heveanly
host praising God, and saying,
14. Glory to God in the highest,
and on earth peace, good will to
18. And all they that heard it
wondered at those things which
were told them by the shepherds.
19. But Mary kept all these
things, and pondered them in her
20. And the shepherds returned,
gloryfying and praising God for
all the things that they had heard
REV. J. G. HUGGIN, JR.
Pastor of First Methodist Church
THE CHRISTMAS STORY
THROUGH DIFFERENT EYES
(Luke 2:1-19.) -
Again at this season of the year
we take up the age-old story of
beauty we can repeat it from mem
ory. Its phraseology and its pict
ures have become a part of our
characters. Yet again we take it
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Entrance oj The Great
All Forty Of Needy Families Will
Be Cared For On This Christinas
Two weeks ago today, a list of forty of the neediest cases
in Haywood County was published in this paper. Today we
are happy to report that not one number U'left on th list.
There is significance in this one hundred per cent response
to this appeal for Christmas cheer on the part of the people
and organizations of this community.
Busy men, members of civic dubs, have given not only
of their money, but they have left their work to give hours to
raising funds for supplying the needs of many of these needy
Church groups and individuals have lent a sympathetic
ear to this pathetic call that in these homes Christmas will
not be forgotten.
"Who says there is not a Santa Claus" does not live in
this community, with the beauty of the Christmas Beason
exemplified in this unselfish service to those less fortunate,
which is the true spirit of the Yuletide season.
Christmas Spirit Rekindled As
Little Child Asks Mrs. Gwyn To
Write A Letter To Santa Clans
Lions Get Over
$300 From Their
n:mA n.qJ Plon
1S11I1C IWUiu .
Money Will Be Used In
Providing Christmas Bas
kets For Needy
Early Monday morning the dime
board, sponsored by the Lions Club,
had passed the $300 mark, with
two "good days" ahead, according
to the predictions of the Lions in
The money will be used to get
food and clothing for a number of
families of the community who oth
erwise would not have much.
The committees have investigat
ed itiheir cases, and well-filled bask
ets will be delivered to them Tues
The Rotary Club Christmas cheer
committee, will also distribute
baskets on Christmas Eve, as will
a number of individuals who have
taken names from the list furn
ished by the welfare department.
R. E. Sentelle Named
Head Pigeon Valley
Credit Union Friday
R E. Sentelle, Waynesville at
torney, was elected president of
the Pigeon Valley Credit Union at
a meeting of the directors which
was held on Friday night at the
high school in Bethel when the
organisation for 1941 was com
pleted. Others who will serve the organ
isation with Mr. Sentelle are: W.
P. Mehaffey, vice president, and
W. P. Whitesides, secretary-tress-urer.
Christmas Memories of Those You Know
What is outstanding in
memories of Christmas?
Mrs. Mary E. Moore Lake June
luska "My most vivid childhood
memories of Christmas are of: the
terrible length (at that time) of
the calendar year; stockings and
Santa's visit by night; wax dolls;
oranges ato holiday treats, not
staples; and the actual certifica
tion next morning of reindeer
tracks around the chimney; also
big bowls of Christmas eggnogg
and of foaming sills bub for
"Later, the joyful anticipation
and excitement over homecoming
for holidays of children off st
school, or living away."
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Mrs. W. T. Crawford "That this
was earth's sweetest deception,'
when my father recited Christmss
poems, and was himself such a
good friend of Santa Claus.
"Then when I tried to fool Santa
Claus with one of my eyes fast
asleep and the other peeping at
the old fellow as he filled my stock
ing, and he never, never came to
see me again.
"And certainly this is outstand
ing. On Beacon Hill I once saw
Smoky Mountain National
$1.50 In Advance In
By Hilda Way Gwyn.
As the days and weeks havo
been passing ... and th signs of
Christmas have been in colorful
evidence in the shop windows and
on the streets . . . and naagasines
and newspapers have been remind
ing us of appropriate gifts . . we
have felt almost out of tune
we could not concentrate on the
season . . . without . , , thinking of
darkness ... in the night of little
children afraid , . , of bombs burst--ing
. . . how could there be Christ
mas this year . . . with such things
existing Vl h world . . . w .
wondered if our distress over con
ditions would blind us to the mean
ing of the sacred celebration
the day drew nearer . . . and again
we wondered if perhaps the mean
ing of the season "is only rain
bowed by the tears through which
it passes" ... It was a little girl
with big brown eyes who wanted to
write a letter to Santa Claus that
touched the spark ... that started
the 1940 Christmas fires burning
for us. . , '
She asked if we had any extra
paper . . we thought she meant a
copy of our "extra edition" , . . .
but she said no . . . she wanted a
piece to write a letter to Santa
Claus , . . then we asked whether
or not she would like to write it
in the office , . . and sh said no,
she guessed she had better go
home . . . so we offered to take
on the job . . . she could tell us
what to say and we would write
for her . . . she gave us a line or
two . . . and she was confident . . .
that merely writing the letter
would bring results . . . she bad
that faith of childhood that does
not understand that wishes and
realities do not always meet . . .
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800,000 people come out to hear
the carollera and bell ringers, and
to see the thousands of candles in
L. T. New, Jr-"My most out-
standing memories of Christmas
are the many times I wanted it to
snow at Christmas, and living in
Eastern Carolina, we seldom bad
snow, and when we did it was rare
ly ever enough to satisfy me."
Mrs. E. T. Duckett "My out
standing memories of Christmas
are when my Children were at
home, before my family circle was
broken. Those days are among
my most precious memories of the
Mrs. Nellie L. Washington of
Philadelphia, guest at Sunset Cot
tage, Lake Junaluska "I remem
ber in the home of my parents
that we hsd large double parlors,
with the Christmas always in the
back parlor. Once my sister and
I, when we were tiny little girls,
each received very lovely dolls.
A young cousin hved across the
street, and that particular- year,
Santa Claus hsd bought her . '
besutiful Steinwsy piano. When
Haywood And Jackson Countiet
Pays Off Second
Debt On Theft
Mrs. Oils Allison Gets $10,
And Unsigned Letter From
Man Who Changed Ways
SIMILAR LETTER WAS
RECEIVED BY LOCAL MAN
LAST WEEK WITH $5
For the second time within thren
days, two people in this commu
nity received unsigned letters, con
taining money, in payment for
"property taken" several year ago.
The first letter received last
week by a prominent Waynesville
man contained five dollars.
On Wednesday Mrs. Olis Alli
son, of route one, the former Mrs.
Lee Setxer, received an identical
letter, same wording- as the Way
neeville man, except her letter con
tained $10. The letter wan mailed
here in Waynesville on December
17 at 4:30 o'clock. Th letter,
without a signature read: "Several
years ago some boys and I took
property that belonged to yon. Al
though I did not take it all myself
I am paying for it all. I have
changed my way and I want to
make H right with you.
Both letters were type written
on nlain white naoer. The. tvninir
was not that of an expert typist.
Neither Mrs. Allison or the Way
nesville man have any idea as to
the person, or what property was
stolen or when.
Yesterday Mrs. Allison asked
The Mountaineer to state that "she
appreciated the $10, and that how
ever, it was, ail was forgiven,"
ilHu foela juq(t it must yve ben ,
property taken from the garage of
the late MR Setter.
Chester A Cogburn
Chester A. Cogburn, attorney, of
Canton, was elected president of
the Haywood County Bar Associa
tion for 1941, at a recent session
of the group.
R. E. Sentelle was elecled secretary-treasurer,
and William Med
for, librarian of the lawyers' li
brary located in the court house.
At the meeting plans were com
pleted for the court calendar for
the January term of superior court,
which will convene here on the 6th,
with Judge Zeb V. Nettles, of Ashe,
ville, , presiding. Judge Frank
Armstrong was scheduled to pre
side, but he and Judge Nettles
made an exchange.
James Toy, Jr., student at the
University of North Carolina, has
arrived to spend the holidays here
with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.
she saw our dolls, she cried becsuse
all she had was a Stein way piano
instead of a new dolL"
M. D. Watluns "All my Christ
ma memories are outstanding, be-
.csM Ijget a big kick out of every
Mrs. Carlete E. Weatherby
"The thrill of waiting for Santa
Clans. I will remember getting up
at 4 o'clock in the morning, and
going down stairs long before
daylight and playing with oar
toys. This is perhaps the most
outstanding and the happiest mem
ories I hold of Christmas."
C W. MincU "My outstanding
memories of Christmas are those of
the Christmas I spent in the
trenches of France."
Mrs. Will Ray "I remember
when I found out the means g of
ray stocking, and how proud I was
on Christina morning, it was over
what I found. It stands out in my
Leetee Blise "My most out
standing memory of Christmas is
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