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TTlfe WAYNES VILLE MOUNTAINEER.
To Meet Friday
The Waviu-jville Music Club will
hold its December meeting at the
R. M. CRAWFORD TO ATI END
MEETING IN KAI.l.IGH
Ralph M Crawford is leaving
luday for Raleigh wlieiv he will at
und a met'lin uf tate officers and
duet-tors of the N. C Funeral
i.oai;e, M-Uay evening December Ulieclors and Burial Association
17, at 7-aO o'clock. with the legislative committee to
Mrs. 1.. E Gieen and Mrs. Rob-, be neld tomorrow,
ert lurnci will be hostesses. ! Kerr Scott, governor-elect, will
A Chiistnias piogram Will be ! atIc,nd 'he meeting,
presented by Miss Margaret John- ! Mi'- Crawford is director of the
ston. i 12th disliki of the Association.
Sgt. and .Mis Wayne Wright of
Hrookley Field. Mubile, Ala., ar
rived Saturday to spend the holi
days with their- families here.
Mis Sydie Ray and her daugh
ter, Miss Eliiibelh Ray, left Sun
day for Atlanta, Ga , where they
will spend the winter months.
V..F. W. And
Members of the local chapter of
Veterans of Foreign Wars and its
Auxiliary group will have a Christ,
mas party Friday night, December
17, at 7:30 p.ir.
The event will take place in the
new club room on Miller Street
J under Bui-gin 's Store.
Mrs Joe Stearns and young son
of Brjson City are guests of Mr,
and Mrs. Frank Frye, Jr.
Carols Have Survived
Centuries Of Censure
For All Your
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WAYNESVILLE'S LEADING JEWELEK
By GERARD TETLKV
Carols, dear to everyone at
Chiistmas time because of the sim
ple emotions they evoke, are among
the oldest forms of music. The
first of them was the carol of the
Heavenly Host over the plains of
Bethlehem (Luke 11 13-14) but the
earliest manuscript of a carol is
found in the British Museum in
London executed in the thirteenth
The carol is perhaps the earliest
form of the song anil dance known
to man, the derivation of the word
itself being somewhat uncertain.
The more accepted derivatives
are cantare, the Latin word for
"to sing," and rola which is a joy
ous interjection.- Some musicol
ogists, however, find a different
interpretation and contend that
ihe word stems from the early
word for chorus. Even more in
triguing is the belief by some stu
dents that there is a relationship
between druidical rites at Stone
henge in England, that mystic ring
of monoliths. Carol is seen to be
a vulgarization of Koroll, a circle,
which came to mean a ring dance.
Early records contain references to
Stonehenge as "the carol ".
earlier date had tried to suppress
the lighter carols considering them
"popish" and "pernicious".
As time went along, there was
a tendency to widen he horizon of
the carol and some of the good
MASSIE'S DEPT. STORE
The first book of carols was "auc
torissed by my lord of London" in
1562 and bore the title page "Chris
tenniasse Carowles" Some of these
were legendary and were drawn
from the Coventry Mystery Play
"Joseph Was an Old Man," also
from some of the English folk
tunes, used as the vehicle for
words relating to the Christ Child.
There seems little doubt that
there is a pagan throwback to the
carols carried into the Christian
church. Religious dances were of
record in Spain in the fifth cen
tury when the choir boys equipped
with castanets capered, singing,
around the lectern.
Carolling reached its musical
height during the days of the Tu-
dors although there is an historic
reference in 15L'8 to the fact that
when Henry VIII lay very ill he
forbade "carols, bells, and merry
The Puritans endeavored to do
away with carols, holding that they
had no religious significance and
the Scottish people at an even
oW drinking tunes were employed
the sacred words denoting the birth
of Christ no irreverence being in
tended, since carols were, usually
regarded as festive music.
The custom of singing carols
from door to door is almost as old
as the carols themselves. The first
form was that of the watch main
tained in nearly all English medi
aeval cities. The men of the watch
would sing carols accompanied by
a flageolet and they would collect
pence from the gentry. In the West
Hiding of Yorkshire today children
parade from house to house with
"milly" boxes (milady boxes) in
which there is a crib and a recum
bent babe and into which the
money offered them is placed.
Rated among the most famous
Christmas carols is "While Shep
herds Watch Their Flocks by
Night" written by Nahum Tate in
Charles Wesley in the eight
eenth century wrote "Hark, How
AH the Welkin Rings," later para
phrased to "Hark, the Herald
Angels Sing". "Good King Wence
las" which denotes the Christmas
charity of the Bohemian monarch.
also ranks high. The repertoire
incerased as the carol custom
spread through Europe to become
known as Noels in France, and
Wiegenlied in Germany.
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Our Entire Stock Ladies'
As Much lj3
These Are Our New Fall And Win
ter Stocks Some Just Received
Come Here For Big
Savings On All
Beady -To -Wear
New Fall and Winter Garments Cut To,
Unbelievably Low Prices
Buy Girls' Coals. EJov,
Members of the Wav
High School groups of Future Far
mers of America and the Future
Homemakers of America had a
joint Christmas party at the Agri
cultural Hut on Saturday evening.
Chiistmas decorations were used
and red and green paper stream
ers were hung from the ceiling.
Square dancing and games fea
tured the entertainment, which
was planned by the boy s group.
The girls were in charge of re
freshments which were served dur
ing the evening.
Mr. and Mrs. John Nesbitt
as faculty advisors and also attend
ed the party.
Others present were Misuc Rt.
ty Farmer, Marietta Dillard, Brax
ton Crocker, Hazel Farmer, Mour
ine Carver, Eva Jo McHaffey, Col-
ne jean Keece. Hetty Ann Brown,
Ann Bischoff, Dorothy Francis, Car
olyn Sayer, Marietta Ray, and Pat
Coleman Moodv. Fred Buff
ald Fert'usnn .Inninr oon
1 - .o a iiai ,
Mark Kerard, James Moss, James
Fueate. Jimmv Rrnnrile ui.j
Francis, David Howell, Harry Mor
row, hdwin Terrell, Linton Palmer,
Stanley Jaynes. Oscar ll,.n,i,-;i,o'
Jerome Boyd, Joe Michael, Ken-
nein muse, uicky West, Ben Lati
mer, John Terrell, Bob Evans, Eu-
eene morns. Ken Caldwell Lee
Finger, Dale Medford, Donald
r-ieimnons, and Allen Boone
Mrs F H Marl,,,, 1..H
J "n oaiuruay
for Long Island. N. V. whn ch
will spend several weeks as the
Ruest of her son and riaiiPlnr.in
law, Major and Mrs. Hal Marley.
Miss Margaret Johnston h
wood County librarian, has moved
from Oak Park to the home of Mr
and Mrs. T. Lenoir Gwyn, for a
several weeKs stay.
daughter, Rebecca, who have been
visiting the former's parents, Dr.
and Mrs. Tom Strinofli ti
Monday for their home in Ports-
Members of the Hazelwood
Boosters Club entertained their
wives and a number of additional
guests at dinner at the Hazelwood
School cafeteria on last Thursday
evening. Christmas decorations were used
throughout the dining room and
the tables were arranged with hol
ly and three-tiered candelabra
holding red candles. Each place
was also marked with a lighted
M, H. Bowles, president of the
club, served as master of cere
monies and Rev. Paul Thrower
gave a short devotional.
During dinner a contest was
staged in which the members and
guests competed in giving the first
names of those present. Prizes
were won by Mrs. George Bischoff,
Mrs. Sam Knight, and Mrs. Arthur
Later a program of Christmas
carols was presented in the school
auditorium by the Waynesville
High School Chorus, under the di
rection of Charles Isley.
The committee in charge of ar
rangements for the event was com
posed of Bill Chambers, chairman,
Lawrence Leatherwood, and Bill
The dinner was prepared by the
Wesjeyan Service Guild of the
First Methodist Church and 'the
staff of the cafeteria.
Special guests included Mrs. L.
M. Richeson, Mr. and Mrs. Charles
Isley, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Messer
and members of the faculty of the
Fred and Edwin Howell of
Providence, R. I., were week-end
guests of their parents, Mr. and
Mrs. D. A. Howell, while on a busi
ness trip In this section.
EASIER THAN ARGUING '
NEWBERRY. Mich. (UP) When
Eugene Conlon and Harvey Jack-
m"' nrea simultaneously and a
buck deer was killed, they settled
the issue by tossing a coin. Jackson
The Young Business Woman's
Circle of the First Baptist Church
formerly the young Woman's Aux
iliary, held its annual Christmas
party meeting Monday evening at
the home of Mrs. Fred Saunders.
Mrs. Zack Massey was co-hostess,
A Christmas tree featured the,
decorations which were all in the,
Mrs. Arjhur Paul Evans, presi
dent, presided during the business
session and new officers were in
stalled as follows: Mrs. Evans, lead
er; Miss Berniee Harrell, co-leader;
Miss Peggy Sue Burgin, secretary;
and Miss Elsie McCracken, treas-
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