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TOE WAYNES VILLE MOUNTAINEER
1 THE MOUNTAINEER
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TUESDAY. DKCE.MHER 21. 1948
ABC Store Profits A Live Question
DunriL1 the past 1- months, (he five Alco
holic Beverage Control Stores in Asheville
did a jjross business of S4.62.7"iS. This was
tor the first year of operation in our neighbor
ing county, and the profits hit SrtaO.000. ac
cording to the chairman of the stores.
These facts will be the basis for many a
discussion in the weeks and months ahead.
These facts will be used in many a sermon,
to show the tremendous amount that is beini;
spent for whiskey.
Those favoring the establishment of ABC
stores in Haywood will point to the bi
profit derived from the sale of the liquor,
which they will arue would have gone into
the pockets of bot it letters and out-of-state
Bootleggers will cast a longing eye at the
figures, and gear their activities to the poten
tial business which is reflected in the sales
a by the Asheville ABC stores.
Members of the 1949 General Assembly
f will have the figures tossed at them by many
roups, as the proposed state-wide referen
duni becomes a vital issue.
Yes. the figures on the business of the five
" Asheville ABC stores will be discussed much
more than the national debt.
Regardless of how much the liquor ques
tion is discussed, it is still a serious problem,
taken from anv standpoint. As we have
baid time and again in these columns, the
only solution for the liquor question is per
sonal control. How to put that into force is
something the world ha.- so far failed to
106 Without Christmas
It is hard to realize that in a county as
prosperous as Haywood, that there are 106
people classified by the Welfare Department
as being in "destitute circumstances".
These are the, facts, and the 16 families,
comprising 106 people, face a dreary Christ
mas unless something is done for them by the
The Mountaineer has listed all 16 cases in
the hope that each case will be taken by some
organization or individual who will see to it
that a happy Christmas is provided for them.
We have watched on many an occasion,
people who were doing for others, and thev
have gotten more out of Christmas than the
group that tried to build Christmas within
The Welfare Department has only listed
those whom they feel need immediate atten
tion. Of course there are literally hundreds
of others on their rolls, but many have been
provided for in one way or another by special
groups, or individuals, and in some cases
neighbors. The 106 are without a Christmas
sponsor. Surely in Haywood there are those
who will want to enjoy their best Christmas
ever by taking one or more cases. The Wel
fare Department can give complete informa
tion, and stand ready to assist in spreading
cheer to those who otherwise will have "just
another day" on December 25th.
Theyll Do It Every Tiine
I U 1 Mai OS
By Jimmy Hatlp
ERMUJ 8RIN6S ALL HIS GRIPES AND
WoeS .HOME, FROM THE OFFICE AMP
PUMPS THEM W MAMA'S LAP-
JJjT POES SHE EVER HEAR OF HIS
GOOD FORTUNE LIKE, FteEXAMPL&,
THE BOblUS HE GOT TODAy?fH.HEH
REA Still Growing
The Haywood Electric Membership Cor
poration continues to grow and expand, al
ways adding on new members in Haywood
and several adjoining counties.
The latest loan application has been ap
proved by the state for $212,000.
REA has done an outstanding job in pro
viding electricity for rural America, and few
places have enjoyed the facilities more than
Haywood and the neighboring counties in
which the Haywood Electric Membership
i k X ...: I lrKVWiWJL'J, HrlMliT&iS"
A. IF ito NOT FlREP B THE EHDOFl W Wr ,
jTriE MONTH, IX GONNA Q.lXT,MtV- I If II S'
HOW' NOoOUY CAN TALK lO Ale ill ? I I
, A TtC WAy" BkSDOME VOESf KNOW H I V 2J
ItSlh-WHAT HE SAID TO ME THIS ffi j&IWk A . P-vHf K
ILSSfll, k MORNlMfi ? HE (TALLS y-f f iqW; : ;
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committed the mi,,
meant Inconvi-iii, ),, .llu "
Injury. Yet. wt- r .
the guilty person ,., v,,'"
the danger his . i .. , .
He parked his cur
tne sidewuJk. wi,,i,.
with some one .,.
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tr-iiiauy UCTOSS tile u.ilkn
trians were c-oinpeiie,i u,
In the street to vi, ,,,,
and traffie vv.is ;,i ,
iiiaKe a all the it -.-it
was rainini; ami Uu
running full of ,
uui me tV
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Willi H, L
Her coal was a ln ,n, ., ,
the ribbon in her !,., , u
contrasting red . . . ,, J,'1
alls turned up in i., ,,,,,,, ,,
manner, ran true i !,, .,.,
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Hum . "
Looking Back Over The Years
15 YEARS AGO
Tobacco growers to a total of 16
or 1 cents per pound for tobacco,
including sales on warehouse floors
and amount front the government
under the adjustment administra
tion. Donald Dunham and Aliens
Craft lease Wigwam Hotel in St.
Petersburg. Fla., for the winter
10 YEARS AGO
Court House offices to close for
Christmas holiday with the excep
tion of the sheriffs office. 20 nris-
oneis will have chicken and dump
ings for Christmas dinner.
Minerals Are Profitable
This area affords unusual opportunities for
the manufacturing of roofing granules, ac
cording to a report of R. T. Isley, assistant
industrial engineer of the Department of
Conservation and Development.
Granules, as we understand it. are ma
terials used to cover asphalt-impregnated
felt in the manufacture of roofing. The hard,
colorful rock found so profusely in this area,
is termed as just "the thing' by roofing man
ufacturers, and the average price at present
is $8.25 per ton.
We trust that some manufacturers will be
come interested in this plentiful raw mater
ial in these hills, and set up a plant to utilize
In this immediate area, mining and kin
dred industries are not so plentiful, yet there
are apparently lots of potential raw material-
available for unlimited use.
Holiday business shows increase
Annual Christmas celebration
sponsored by the Woman's Club for
underprivileged children is great
success. Santa Clans is on hand to
Survey shows shoppers started
early and are still going strong.
Stores are selling large number of
toys. Merchants feel business was
stimulated by presence of Santa
Clans at his igloo.
5 YEARS AGO
Pvt. Goldman G. Trantham of
Clyde suffers no pay cut in trans
fer from his job in a shipyard to
the army. He is the father of 9
children and his family will draw
$268 per month.
Have you ,.ver noti, , , ,
ji.. - . i Vtrti ihji
.U.r.y pT,eci a S1I,J,-, i -huh
locale in a spot h.a.K ji.i,. , 1 ' Nnfe
Mr. and Mrs. L. M. Killian. Mr.
and Mrs. John M. Queen, and Leon
Killian. Jr.. leave for visit in Mi
Dorothy Janes of Route 2,
W'aynesville, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. W. J. Janes is listed in Who's
Who in American Universities and
Homer Franklin, Haywood man
who was in the thick of the fieht
at Salerno, Italy, is now at the
1 hayer General Hospital, recover
ing from wounds.
Where do you plan to spend
Christmas this year?
Mrs. J. T. Christenberry: ' I plan
to spend the Chrintnias holidays in
my hometown of Central Kentucky.
Next to that my choice would be
here in Waynesville. although I'm
now residing in New York ''
By JANE EADS
Delay Not Serious
There will be a tinge of disappointment in
the fact that there will be a He lav in getting
the telephone line completed into Crabtree
by January first. However, the delay is not
a serious one. as the vital parts are expected
by the end of January.
Th Southern Bell has pushed rural tele
phones during the pa-t tew years, and here
in Haywood we have already felt the results
cf this rural program, with lines going out
to Bethel. Jonathan Creek. Clyde, and now
into Crabtree-Iron Duff. F.ventually, we
trust, on down to Fines Creek.
They Help Our Needy
The Lions Club is hoping that the public
will reimburse them $1,200 they spent on
clothing for needy children here last week.
Last Friday marked the beginning of the
Dime Board and from that source they hope
to get back their $1,200.
The Lions have done a splendid piece of
work, and we have every reason to believe
that many a dime will go on the board to
show appreciation of the leadership the Club
has taken in looking after many needy people.
The Salvation Army is also doing a splen
did piece of work again this year, and are1
making an appeal by letter as well, as with
their well-known kettle on Main Street.
Both groups warrant our financial supports
as far as we are able to give. I
By CLARKE BEACH
. -4ior Jane Eads
WASHINGTON "you'd be sur
prised how much time the Presi
dent of the United States has to
j spend worrying about the problem
of gqveijiment office space in
Washintrtifl." So remarked Don-
Mrs. T. C. Brown: "Since all my old C. Stone, director of adminis
chiklren will be at home for the (ration for the Economic Coopera
first time in a number of ve.-irc I ! lion Administration who worked
plan to have a homecoming this
Ray Reed: I plan to take the
family to Florida for Christmas."
Joyce Moody: "My plans are to
spend Christmas here in Wa.vnes-
ille with relatives and friends"
Fred Chambers: "I suppose I will
spend the Christmas holidays in
New Oilcans, since 1 will be there
for the Sugar Howl game New
Year's Day. I also have several rel
atives there wilh whom 1 plan to
Mrs. M. B. Reeves. Jr.: i plan to
spend Christmas with my hus
band's parerts and my parents here
in Haywood county."
Views Of Other
MIRROR OF YOUR MIND
By LAWRENCE GOULD
sleep for worrying" about inter
national relations or the possi
bility of a third World War, it's
a pretty safe guesa that you're
substituting these more sophisti
cated issues for what really scares
you. It is your own private prob
lems that you can't solve, and
absorption in world affairs helps
you dodge them.
U m eliiW't "l.Q." affected by hit family background?
Awwer: Definitely, reports
Job X. Bobbin of the Dominion
Butmh of Statistics, Ottawa, Can
ada, on the basis of a study of
early 10,000 fourth-grade chil
drssv.' Ootnbirung their record
with facts listed in the census in
dicated that ths higher a child's
"I Q." tbe more likely it was that
", his fassuly rwned their own home,
that his parents lived together,
ad that they enjoyed a comfort
able Income. Children of profes
tensl people had higher I.Q V
tbaa those of unskilled workers,
w&XIe those, from small familits
wrtrs nred thosa from large
Can yoo take "world problems
Answer: Yes, unless you're ac
tually dealing with them and eaa
do something about them. I know
there is a great need for all of us
to be intelligently interested in
waai goes on outside of ou own
. immediate circle, but if you "cant
Ai your "first impressions"
likely to change?
Answer: Yes, says a Finnish
psychologist. Dr. A. Lehtovaara,
after studying the first impres
sions that 1000 people of all ages
made on members of his classes.
Most of us react at once and
strengly to the people we meet,
but are more apt than not to feel
differently as we get to know them
better. The reason for this is that
the way you fee) about someone
whom you have Just met depends
nalaly a your feeling about
other people of whom he uncon
sciously remind yeu. But the first
isopresslona that we get la child,
hood usually last fcseve. .
NO HARMFIL ADS
In quietly turning down a $10.
000 contract for tobacco advertis
ing, the National Grange Monthly
has again carried out in practice
the ideals of the oldest of tho
Ameriran farm organizations. The
tobacco revenue available to a farm
paper with a circulation of 160,000
and a subscription price of but
25 cents a year would have been
More than that, the Grange
magazine could reap a still larger
harvest of dollars if it
liquor advertising. But during the
; I, nas Deen printing a
monthly for farmers the Grange
has steadily kept its advertising
nee irom aiconol.
Its policy naturally reflects the
siana trie Grange, now an organi
zation of over 800.000 men and wo
men, has traditionally taken for
cne Determent of rural life.) The
Grange, for instance, welcomes
youngsters into its juvenile depart
ment at the ages of five to four
teen. When they join they must
take a pledge not to drink or
smoke Christian Science Monitor.
GETS QUOTA QUICKLY
MADISON. Wis. (UP.) A far
as Lor an Wilson is concerned, Wis
consin's nine-day deer season
ended 10 minutes after It began.
The Madison garageman started
to hunt at 7 on the morning of
opening day. At 7:10 he shot a
l0-pound buck. Wisconsin laws
permit one deer to a hunter during
a season.""' -'- -, - .-
with bothJPresident Koosevelt and
President Truman on office space
problems. He was then assistant
director of the Budget Bureau.
"The top problems for Washing
ton officials today are the loyally
programs and office space," Stone
continued. "Space is an old prob
lem here. There's never enough
of it in Washington. People who
have it cling to it until they are
liushed out. You have to be con
stantly shifting various offices,
contracting and expanding.
"When a high official has been
occupying a good building and a
fine office for a long time, some
limes lie simply can't be -persuaded
to move. I; hurts his dignity
for you even to suggest it. Many
ii time you have to take it to the
President, and he has to review
the problem, try to reconcile the
official to the change or iust ordor
him to vacate."
One of the classic stories about
Presidential intervention concerns
President Roosevelt. In 1939 he
wanted the Budget Bureau prob
But the State Department had the
building. Diplomats protested thai
valuable traditions and prestige
would he destroyed if they were
moved from the hallowed halls.
Finally, to get to the bottom of
(he matter, Roosevelt announced
he was going oven to see about it
himself. He had them roll him
across the street in his wheelchair,
and he inspected the enormous pile
from top to bottom. He barged
into one office after another, ask
ing questions, crealing vast con
sternation. He sailed into a big file room on
i he .'top floor. Are all those files
necessary? he asked. Are they cur
rent files? The clerks and bureau
crats assured him thev were. The
President wheeled himself up to a
drawer, drew out the first folder
in sight and read:
"China. Wild horses. 1905.''
The Budget Bureau moves in!
the President announced, wheeling
himself out without another word.
CROSS Let it b,. km.ui, i
and sundry that J. M liruiiyiiim
did not turn down llalliaa Cms
as nis administrative assistant
was me other way around. .Mall,
of fact, Cross accepted th,. U1
early September, as reported hei,.
at the time, but after ll) weeks de
cided he would prefer to live in
Raleigh and practice law ll lakes
a man tnese days to reluse a Slii
000 position, but Ilap ('toss did it
He's expected to inherit some vain
able Gates County farm properu
. . . and that may have had si,m, ..
thing to do with his decision lo k
main in North Carolina.
il i M least I
PORTS Robert W. Heduinc,
itinerant advertising. iicwMiancr
and public relat ions in ;i 1 1. u i 11 do
the lobbying in the 1!M! Legisla
ture for the N. C. Ports Aiilhonn.
Since his influence with the mem
bers of the General Assembh will
be'in the heavyweight division, mn
ports should have easy sailing this
time. J. iM. Broughlon was instni-
mental in our receiving $'') dun
from Uncle Sam for a porls smvit.
'" 1 mud Ikitk
'LW't Uiil about
' awe ti Chin rJ
, . i - -
! I Jt 'f t s sIuallM
l!l'dw'TO will fab
tliiiir (iiih fairly
umi Iti-iUme il k
leuisiaiiu- sucks id
01' r' Tilt CUFF-l
l miii will in in df
wide uiIid ImadcH
sllllr 111,' UKIsUtSlll
. . , Suit l rrveaUls
Ini'ini'!' I.I Gik EIikJ
his liai-nn man diraj
sscniiiii. jj reported
weeks ;igo . . . Html
said .leu I J I his petJ
i nr. as win read hertJ
at',, . . . Itaitighslill J
(I ill v.ill move out
MTi id any mail fnt!
1 1 i ii linurd il
Proves His Point
RELVIDERE, 111. (UP.) Jack
Weber complained to citv enei-
neers about a mud hole in front of
He told them he was tired of
calling tow trucks to pull his car
out of the hole.
A city truck, loaded with cinders
the hole, drove up to his
a residents handiest and In fill
most-used tool in ho m,,i ii'i
- . ,,,,.vi-u ,niu , iiuine.
iKt?,fw& The lrutk boged d&wn in the
mg, just west of the White House.hole.
MARCH OF EVENTS
Compromise Shaping Up On j Mariholl h i
Civil ftiahts Leaislalion From Stote M
Speci3l to Central Prtss J
WASHINGTON A eoinpromisi- is shaping up a t
' W legislation a compromise tl
with President Tim.'ian. and actuu
Congress. , - .
rw ,.f ih fi.s-t timves. was a letter from Senator BW
bank (D). South Caiolnia. to the Democratic
he will work all-out for the pr.dtnfi economic PPj
congress .""" . . .
Mavhank is a key man in tra F
Senate banking committee.
losislation. in place of the aWj
Sei.aior KotK.t Waswr D. IW
Maybank's statement is CO
that .southern Senate Democrats MJ
t snonoit the Trmmn econon
mi-ht ,...,n (rlrf
R. May bank
lynch hps ation in "
' ... ...r.r ,n,1 antrsesreisWI
mg mm '
will ni t ho presscu. , hnrlnbssl
President Tinman mD
leadcis in the House
. cinrTS-Out of 0 m
NEW TWIST ON " . cabinet ea
THE "PETRIFIED FOREST"
latlnn nn nossible changes m me cprrrtaf)
that the president would like to move -
Marshall into the national
secretary. -inf lino of thlnM"""
These sources represent the pres dent i -. M
Marshall, with his lifetiir-e of m.l.tsry ' . tS0
- ..,t. nf state, would nw"
prrtarv obtainable. . , Arrt he fortlpF,
The shift would remove MrsM -
where he has been subj,
rteij to critic
handling of several key iss ... - m
tine situation. Forrestal has esP,e
... . as defense secretary.
ior lour niuic t , F , j
STATES TO SUPERVISE JSS-fl
,n is toying with the idea of . skm c0l
hnl In thp n acemcnt and supei
a I nn
a hand in the placement an
under the DP act.
Its plan is in a
until capiKJi e"
be kfP' 1
interested Is '
""'" ""- . .. . ,-.mnllSSI0n . .jS
It was l;arned tnai some- ,ent w rM
... i tr.al resnonsihihty wi -i tOn
Borne siair nu "- taLe uii - i
DP's who come into the areas an.
I in'" u-r-j
national anu lotai s would m
In general, the idea ap..s.. v eave .
by such Capitol Hill le.de "Ho I Je nJWril
ity and authority as vhc f .
WELFARE rui' -rnvifion in ,
cials have been talking aho'it r .$ 0 s,gn J
regulate union welfare funds but the
ministration will adopt the idea. tt g,
One proposal would create a ne s,
labor department to s-'P'.nce comP;
eenslon programs much W
are now regulated. uld U to st
The division's cmer F"" d heck up w .
the books at regular mtervsls nd c ly
..,.i,o.. .i. are being expended pr r the t
...:,u Tnrin i
i russ "
... ,iMin junn .i
pected to KICK UP a .t,rT 2
oppMition. .des ft,, joint si
The Tart-Hartiey v fare funos " .tjas
Istration of industry-financed wdWJ fht tht .
istration or inausu
so' supervriwd. However, Lew
gvrnmet rtgulstory bureau, .
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