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AY, DECEMBER 11, 1841
THE WAYNES VILLE MOUNTAINEER
f j Of Haywood
oed from P )
judge of the
' ,.t;n court of Ashe-
ESS- of the Daniel
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nominees for membership at large
on the district committee. All
nominees were unanimously elected.
The new district committeemen
are as follows: Dr. C. T. Wells,
G. C. SutUes, A. J. Hutchins, W.
S. Edwards, J. R. Sechrest, Louis
E. Gates, Carlton Peyton, A. M.
Fairbrother, Fred J. Ferguson, Dr.
V. H. Duckett, and W. N. Freel,
all of Canton; C. A. George, M.
H. Bowles, William Medford. Dr.
T the annual meeting S. P. Gay, Jonathan Woody, Dr.
o wood district 01 um'. meuiuru, ana a. k. Jolkitt,
Council, which waa
Nelscn Eddy and Rise Stevens
A Brilliant New Singing Team
1. Y. M. C.
A, in Canton
Im'oI Canton, who f P committees are
' .Z in Scouting for 17 , " ln
p ectea cnsiromu
all of Waynesville; R. L. Prevost,
ur. i. m. Davis and Dr. R. S
Robinson, of Hazel wood. Chairmen
Mr. Peyton announced that B
, utrict for 1942, and I r- "yton announced that B.
H.totJt ef'E Colkitt, of Waynesville. would
Bowies, m serve as district Knmmii.;o.
--w VVI1UUI1W4VIICI 1UI
the coming year with A. M. Fair
i i.i . .
oromer as vice commissioner.
William Medford, the retiring dis
trict chairman, will serve as chair
man of advancement with Fred J.
Ferguson of Canton, as vice chair-
man. The committee on health and
safety will be headed by Dr. V. H,
Duckett with Dr. R. S. Robinson
of Hazel wood as vice chairman
M. H. Bowles, vice chairman of th
district, will be in charge of the
leadership training committee, on
which A. J. Hutchins, superinten
dent of schools in Canton, will
serve as vice chairman. W. N
reel, of Canton, and Dr. G. M
Davis, of Hazelwood, will be Chair
man and vice chairman, respective
ly, of the finance committee. C.
A. George, of Waynesville. will
hflVO ia vera e-f f
" Ail- J 1 " V"'fiv VI vc vuiuuuitcv uil
the past year, utner awaros caniDinir and aotivitip, naaiatat Kir
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wauuuB w.c I J. K. Bechrest. of Canton. R V.
Colkitt will retain the chairman
ship of the committee on organiza
tion and extension, of which C. C,
Hanson, of Clyde, is vice chair.
Lot Waynesville, reported man.
to new troops, one at Bethel ' The dam flt th snil(. ,..;
fcer 8 colored troop at Can- tion wiu probably be completed bv
X. A Win frtfmoH nillMncr thfl -j al .. "
p -a - iiw euu oi mis montn. scout kyo.
L rice chairman. Reports
rtsented during "
the committees on advance-
oreanization, ana camping
kivities. A. vy.
tu rtaniol Boone
l l"c rt" ,. un
reported on me woi a. ik"b
t the OCOUt icawwu
, used for camping. Mr.
announced the committee
nd vice cnairmen wno
. .. TT J J-'-
serve in tne naywooa no-
Lf the coming year.
hovs in the Haywood dis-
tuined the rank of Eagle
the highest award in Scout
iring 1941, according? to the
jubmitted by uariwn rey-
ho has served as cnairman oi
ement and Scout commis
fnr the Haywood district
foot, 84 ; Second Class, 40;
Class, 15 ; Star, 12 ; and Life
Irman of Organization B. E.
Aa emergency service corps
leen organized in Canton
the leadership of Carlton
, and an inventory and roll
all troops was conducted
November. During the
the number of Scouts in the
Ibod district increased from
Jeport on camping and activi-
the district was presentedA
it-wide overnight camp was
hiring the spring, and several
were presented at a coun-
biporee at the Scout reserva-
June. Most of the troops in
(strict attended the summer
II camp for periods of at least
eek, During the past year
p have served in the collec-
t aluminum and waste paper
n the distribution of De
Bond posters, : -i '
addition to the names "of
fa Peyton for district chair
iand M. H. Bowles for vice
pan, the nominating commit-
eaaea Dy A. M. Fairbrother,
fcted the names of 21 men as ought to be loyal, helpful, friendly,
cutive Allen told the meeting. It
is of log Construction and will form
a lake eight acres in extent. Mr,
Allen expressed appreciation of the
help of various industrial concerns
and individuals in Western North
Carolina in building the dam and
in making possible the Scout reser
vation. Money has been pledged
for the purpose of building a "lodge
on the reservation as soon as its
construction can be fitted into the
plans for developing the property,
Mr. Allen stated. He also informed
the gathering that $2,000 had been
spent by the council in operating
the camp at the reservation this
Two features of Scouting, Judge
Jarvis told the assembled Scout
ers, had impressed -him during his
21 years of connection with the
Scout movement in this area. The
first of these, he said, was that "In
everything it does, in all its ideals,
Scouting is positive. The Scout
Law does not say that a Scout
ought to be trustworthy, that he
To Make Her Life Happier
Give Her A
I 1-4 l In- I
Home to Hubby
Mra. Arnold England, 16-year-old
PortugueM actress, arrives at New
York from Lisbon. She came to Join
her husband, tS-year-old sailor, and
a Mtto of Hopewell. V, who plana
ntb from the sea and study
m Umc They M to Lbboa
The Waynesville Music Club is
sponsoring the sale of advance
tickets to the, musical film "The
Chocolate Soldier", starring Nel
pn Eddy and Rise Stevens, which
opens at the Park Theatre Mon
day for a two-day run, including
Mrs. Lucile Foy is president of
the club, and Mrs. Troy Wyche
is chairman of the ways and means
Music lovers, regardless of their
-a-tes, have a treat in store for
A brilliant production, musically
and dramatically, it serves as an
excellent vehicle with which to in
troduce Miss Stevens, Hollywood's
newest singing . star, who comes
to the screen from the Metropoli
M-G-M has drawn from the pop
ular Oscar Straus numbers, from
opera and from classics, embellish
ed with new and modern arrange-
i ments, to round out a musical re
pertoire for Eddy and Miss Stev
ens that is air-embracing.
The story revolves about a mar
ried couple who are the musical
comedy toasts of Vienna. The suc
cess they enjoy on the stage is,
unfortunately, not repeated in their
marital life for Miss Stevens, cast
as Maria, is a flirtatious wench,
and Eddy, as Karl, is a husband
consumed by jealous. It is not
i.ntil Karl hits upon the resource
of masquerading as his own rival
that he is able to test his wife's
faithfulness , ,a test which is ob
viously fraught with hilarious
A well-rounded cast is seen in
support of the stars.
Reaction Of .ocaI
(Continued rroqi pace 1)
of how brave Mrs. George Coble
was during the World Wax with
five sons, and a daughter in the
service, the latter with the U. 8.
Nursing Corps in France.
Sheriff Root V. Welch "I am
afraid people generally do not
realise how serious the situation is,
nor the strength of Japan."
New Banking Laws Designed To Help
American Citizens Get From Under Debt
E. L. Withers "We will whip
Japan, but I am afraid it will take
us longer than we now realise, and
we will lose a lot of ships and men
before it is over."
T. J. Cathey "Although we suf
fered a heavy and humiliating de
feat in the first round of the war
with Japan, our tradition is that
we will come back for more and
continue to do so until victory is
ours, not only over Japan, but her
J. Frank Ferguson, Jr. "We are
lucky to have England and Russia
to help us fight Japan, and Germa
ny. Had England fallen we would
have had to fight both alone.'
Miss Mary Medford "It has
been refreshing and encouraging
how the people of America have
responded and rallied to the cause
of their . country and also the
results of the Good neighbor pol
icy in South America. (
Nature knows how to fix things.
The bold and daring can go get
theirs while the meek can inherit.
T. M. Seawell "I think we will
be in the war six years or more,
and that we will win if we have to
starve to do so, but it will mean
the utter destruction of Japan, and
that China will come into her own.
Europe will be the big problem in
the matter of realienation, and
Russia will be the world's biggest
Cruso School Is "Dental Fit", Says
Dr. A. C. Early, After Health rrogram
...one of our maay
lovely house coats
will thrill her for
months to come
come in today and
select yours well
be glad to help you.
-And Better Still
TERMS TO SUIT YOUR BUDGET
It's Easy To Give Nice Gifts On Our Credit Plan
Union Clothing Co.
Next To Western Union
"JUST CHARGE 'EM"
rW A C. Eailv. dentist of the
district health department,, pointed
out to Rotaiians last week, that
the Sruso school as the model
health school, and 100 per cent
"With 98 ner cent of the 200
students brushing their teeth daily.
and the finest group of teachers
I have ever worked with, I would
put the school up against any,
he said as he told of the response
the school had made to the health
program. Paul Grogan is prin
cipal of the school.
Dr. Early was also warm in his
praise, of the Bethel girls for their
health program and especially their
The health program has a ma
jor place in each grade of the
Cruso school, he said, a he told
of the work each grade was doing.
The experiments with white rats
have resulted in the children bring
ing wholesome lunches instead of
candv and cake. Today each child
is served a hot lunch, he pointed
Careful study by the students
of the growth of the white rats fed
on candy, cake and white bread as
compared to the ones fed on whole
During the Thanksgiving holi
days the rats broke out of the cage.
and got into the food box. The
cake, white bread and candy was
not touched, while the wholewheat
bread and lettuce were consumed
during the four-day holiday, he ex
The seventh grade girls are
taught fundamentals of nursing,
and have equipped a room with first
W. Roy Francis and Charles O.
Miller were introduced to the club
as new members. They were wel
comed by Thos. M. Seawell.
To Handle Calls
For Cheer Funds
The county welfare department
will handle calls from persons in
the community who wish to provide
Christmas cheer lor tne neeoy
families in the county. The Salva
Hon A rmv will also assist In the
work of caring lor and oiBtnounng
baskets of food and Christmas
Mrs. Sam Queen! . county wel
fare officer, ia compiling a list of
the neediest cases, as has been the
custom of the welfare department
for several vears.
In the nast. The Mountaineer has
taken charge of the list and the
calls have been answered in this
office, but since those wishing to
assume the responsibility of Christ
mas cheer for the needy famines,
have in turn, had to get in touch
with the welfare department, it
was thought best to have them
contact directly the department.
It is understood that already
persons have been making Inquir
ies about the list and that the civic
btouds of the community are do
natinir funds for the Christmas
cheer as in other years.
and so on down the list It says,
A Scout is loyal, a Scout is trust
worthy'. If a boy is a Scout, he
is these things. If he isn't these
things, he isnt a " Scout". He
stated that a Scout was seldom
n difficulty or in the juvenile court.
Judge Jarvis went on to say,
'Another feature is the Scout pro-
ri am of training and its effect On
boys. It does something to them
hat, I would not say slows them
down, but gives them a poise and
elf control when split second de
cisions are very important." He
stated that he knew there was no
eed to sell Scouting to his audi
ance and said, "We need only pause
1 moment to realize how import
wt this work is, particularly at
this time. We are going to need
man power; we are going to need
boys and men to replace the men
who are going to be lost." In con
clusion, Judge Jarvis quoted a
Chinese saying which has grown
J. T. Reitael "It has done more
to unite the American people over
night than anyone could have Im
agined. It suddenly opened our
eyes to the things that our nation
al leaders have been trying to tell
us for months. It will take several
weeks of hard fighting to regain
the advantage that Japan has on
Besides fighting a war and pro
viding food and armament supplies
for allies our Federal Government
has not overlooked the welfare of
the million people in the United
Through the Emergency Act of
1917. President Roosevelt has del
egated very wide powers to the
Federal Reserve System ana tne
Treasury Department in supervi
sion of the financial affairs 01 tne
The government, through exec
utive order, has had issued by the
Federal Reserve System, Regula
tion "W," which tends to control
consumer credit The gist of this
regulation in plain words is to
lessen the demand for durable goods
in order to enable our industriea to
devote the majority of their energy
toward producing national defense
At the same time it will help curb
unwarranted price advances and
inflationary tendencies. It will
also create a back-log of demand
for consumers' durable goods and
will further aid the debt structure
of the individual by not having him
burdened with excessive instal
ment payments when the defense
program is concluded.
Jonathan Woody, president of the
First National Bank, attended 1
conference last Friday and Satur
day in Greensboro, where the Treas
ury and Federal Reserve officials
interpreted the rulings of Regula
tion "W." Approximately four
hundred bankers of this state were
In discussing the new regulation
with a representative of The Moun
taineer, Mr. Woody stated that in
his opinion it would work for the
benefit fit all concerned and in only
rare instances would it exact un
due hardships Special consider
ation is given in the rearula
ation of obligations of farmers, as
well as necessitous cases.
It ia understood that it was fur
ther brought out at the conference
of bankers that approximately
seven billion dollars of "foreign
funds deposited in this country by
Laughs at Taxes
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Mrs. W. A. Bradley "I think it
is terrible, but I am sure that the
American people will stand by and
come out victorious."
Miss Almarle Robinson "I don't
see how we could have stayed out
of war with Japan, for it could not
have been avoided. It might have
happened sooner. I think it will
draw the American people closer
together, and we will be sure to
Alphonse La PI ante, 27 months old.
Salem, Mass., has been threatened
with arrest because he hasn't pai4
his poll tax. Census taker listed hint
as 21 years instead of 21 months
Alphonse jrst lauehs.
unfriendly nationals had been
All financial transactions of un
friendly foreigner and suspUious
citisens will be und r constant sur
veillance by the banks.
Th regulation is very explicit in
regard to the penalty for any vio
lation which provides a fine of
$10,000.00 or ten years in prison,
or both. The penalty will be ap
plicable to the borrower as well as
the lender if false statement are
American smokers are said to
have sjnoked a half billion Ave
cent oiars last year. That doesn't
include us. Ours Were "two-fora."
Dorothy E. W. Green "I am
ready to do my bit anything I
can do to help."
Gene Medford (high school
student) "Japan really hit us in
the back, and if they wanted war
they should not have sent an am
bassador to Washington in the
name of peace, but on the other
hand we have worried Japan for
years, as they wanted their part
of the world to themselves."
A. L. Mease, 80,
Funeral services were held at
the home in West Canton on Satur
day morning at 10 o'clock for A
L. Mease, 80, who died at 6 : 20
o'clock Thursday evening at his
residence. The Rev.'W. V. Sprinkle
and the Rev. H. K. Masteller, of
Canton, officiated. ;
Following the services in West
Canton the body was taken to the
Pleasant Hill Methodist church
near Luther in Buncombe county,
where a second service was held at
11 o'clock. ' Burial was in the
Surviving are the following, the
widow, Mrs. Rose Mease; four chil
dren, Mrs. Mary Lindsey, Mrs.
L. B. Arrington, and Ephriam and
Willie Mease, all of Canton; 12
grandchildren and three great
grandchildren. The Wells Funeral Home of Can
ton was in charge of arrangements.
A UNITED AMERICA
(St Louis Globe Democrat)
The time has arrived for plain
lk about the grave international
situation. The time has come when
Americans must forget their bick
ering and name-calling and inflam
atory oratory and face the facts as
they should be faced as a United
Matinn AmorvAii Hiiinnitv in nre-
lit of the present war, "The more -iju.lv what Hitler wants, and his
they destroy, me Deiier we wiu re- i w,8hes have been gratitted too long,
During the first nine months of
This motto Judge Jarvis We can't afford to play his game j "4: " U"ted States imported
?nv Joutu mitrht well bor- 1 . l., 4,514,777 pounds of cornauba wax.
Mercury Hits 17
For Low Mark
Of Past Week
Sunday was the Coldest day of
the week, when the mercury dro
pped to 17, according to Lawrence
Kerley, official weather observer
The next coldest day was Tues
day morning when the reading was
24. The high of the week was 67,
The official report is as follows:
Dec . 3
You can go right down your entire' gift list and
check off "Slippers' for everyone in' these new
styles at Massie's. V
High Low Rainfall
66 84 0
67 43 1.44
61 45 0
60 33 0
49 17 0
49 36 0
48 24 0
55 28 0
Smart Gets Good
S. L. Smart, of Clyde, route one,
turned in one of the best reports
on tobacco sales to be brought to
The Mountaineer this season.
Mr. Smart sold 3294 pounds for
$1,118.98, an average of about
36 cents for his crop, which was
grown on 2.3 acres or better than
$500 an acre.
He sold 476 pounds for $172.82,
and 2720 pounds for $1,010.16.
He sold at the Joe Bryant Ware
elt the Boy Scouts might well bor
Assistant Scout Executive Floyd
Yew announced that the annual
meeting of the Daniel Boone Coun
cil would take place in Asheville
on January 12th. William Med
ford, Waynesville attorney, who is
completing two years as district
chairman of the Haywood district,
presided at the meeting.' .The Rev.
H. G. Hammett, Waynesville pas
tor and troop committee chairman
of Waynesville troop 2, gave the
FOOD WILL WIN THE WAR
If every farmer will grow his own food and feed In 1942,
he will not have to buy as much, and more will be available to
strengthen America's defense forces, and the Armies of our
friends across the sea.
Prepare to do you part in the "Food For Freedom" cam
paign. Ask your county agent how you can help, and be ready
to pledge your support when your AAA committeeman cornea
to call. . :. .;
V, 'a'' Women . ...
$lw $4 W)
790 to $1.98
All Sucdc Shoes
Massie UDept. Store
C J. REECE
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