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Les IsU-y U a firm believer
C morning he received the
U, news that a tire on his
ibcvond repair. That meant
P, "uf, ho onnlH make a
are uciuic -
see relatives auring ine
ho riiH not know when he
died to be a guest at Rotary
was that a gltt awauea
jut me civil- uie""""""""1
rift which was enough w
br a tire.
j the mcraoers in singing
bl Christmas numDers, oui
ere quite as nappy as tne
W music director.
f Waynesvllle husband, in do
neighbor a good deed, will
larger gift Tuesday morning.
. neighbor wanted to hide a
ge from his wile. He arranged
re the package next door un
the meantime, the wife at the
hcre the package was "stor
ieeped in the box, and al
h surprised, was delighted,
she felt it must be hers.
:n she got to thinking about
itt she had bought for her
nid an insignificant one as
jred with what she had just
in the box. , ' ',. ;
rriedly she started on another
ling tour and supplemented
riginal gift. '
just goes to show that Christ
Is full of a lot of surprises.
Mth YliAK NO
Twice-A-Week In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
103 24 PAGES
WAYNESV1LLE N. C, MONDAY AFTERNOON, DEC. 24,1931 $3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Countiei
lays An Angle
reporter wrote headline after
iiie for The Local Yokel.
that job was done he wrote
ks story about its publication.
tut task was completed, tie
W the" school publication'
iis mind and turned to other
But he was ia little hasty.
editor jippeared, told him
m nis Headlines were
Jin a copy Of the paper for
i he writes a Sidelight, and
Mi his respect. .
intormation operator at the
Nile telephone exchange
Med this question by. a small
He other day: "What is Santa
phone number at the North
k sour mother: she knows
Nck-thinking operator replied.
The box supper and talent show!
planned by the Lions Club for last 1
Thursday nigh t at the court house '
and cancelled hi'mns,. nr .,.,,4 :
cold weather, will be held around1
me nrst of January, according to !
Jerry Rogers, general chairman of!
the Lions committee in charge of !
helping the. needy at Christ nuis
"Our work is going on," said !
Rogers, "but we'll still have to I
pay for it. So far, while no exact
figures are available, we have sup-
plied more than 130 children with
complete outfits of new clothing. !
The cost is near $2,000.00." .
Cold weather has also nit down
receipts at the Dime Board operat-i
ed by the Club on Main street. 1
"There were two days," said Rog
ers, "when, collections were almost
Reports were more favorable on
collections sponsored by the Lions
of used clothing and toys. "Peo
ple have been very generaus." said
Rogers, "but of course we can use
all they will give us and we will
continue to accept anything and
everything." Clothes and toys may
be left at the police station, at the
radio .station, and at the sheriff s
office. ... 1
The box supper was cancelled!
at the last minute because ot the 1
weather, and it was not possible to
convey the information to all con-;
cerned. "We were : delighted by;
the number who appeared despite
the sleet." said Rogers, "and we feel,
sure, that the event will be a big
success later." The talent show
was designed to be similar to the
one put on during the recent To
bacco Festival, ayne corpenmg
and Turner Cathey were to oe.
and will lie, in charge-
Other civic clubs are aiding mci
Lions in their work. The Mwanis
Club turned over almost $30.00 to
the Lions to aid them in the pur
chase nf new clothing, and all
VfA Skepbrdt tud it dufrtt i LUKf. 1
f twing you m Dm m pat joy which will come to ill
the peopM; - M tt you m bom thu day in the city of DvkJ
tSavnr, wh it Chriat the Lord. "And thii will be a iii
(or you: you wilt find babe wrapped in twaddling clotlu
and lying in a marif er.H " And tuddenly there waa with the
angel multitude of the heavenly hott praiiing Cod and
Glory to Cod in the higheit,
and on earth peace among men widi whom he ii ,
icpherda Mid to one another. LctT"vp ctyqJiBctlr
ind ttt this thing that ha happenofc- t
i f known to ui. " And they wen ,
Vy and JoKaJv, V' V I
Wit v wh
i SBf:!SiW. W 4
('ii- ia itw? fm ha
i;li eM ;; W !m m t
( ) I .1 V
ftt itv n ami?
Irti 'm tit Tffwwlr
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Most Haywood countlans today
were preparing to enjoy a four-day
Christmas holiday. Stores will close
at b p. m. Monday and remain clos.
ed until Thursday mornine. In
(iustital plants closed Friday night
and will remain closed several
davs, gfopenlng on staggered sched
Wavnesville merchants have re
ported holldav business as un
usually Bd". Sleet and rain kept
most shoppers home Thursday, but
Friday and today brought oaeK Rill
seekers with a rush.
Holldav schedules of various of
I ices about town vary considerably
Some wilt be closed four days, oth
i ers only two,
I The bad weather Thursday add
I ed two davs to the Christmas holi
I day In t he county school system
! Students will return to their class
es January 2.
J II. Howell. Waynesvllle post-
1 master, said that postal business
I this year has been heavier than
! usual. A slight letup usually de
I velops in the flow of mail a day or
I two before Christmas, but activity
I at the postofflce continues to be
I hoavv, Mr. Howell said.
I Farmers Homo Administration
i Closed Monday and Tuesday Christ -I
mas week and Monday and Tuesday
! of New Year's week. .
! Holiday sschedules were an
1 11 ou need by n numlN.'!1 of city,
I county, federol, and utility olTtces
i (See Holldajk Pire S)
'Wish I Had A Stocking'
n - ft, 11 , ; .
imium 1 111 MM itwHiffciiMft iiT v n irntwai mnni mrir r Mrt-iarmnrn
.. Dreaming 'ot a canine Christmas with visions of a new red
collar mid 11 fat bone is Clamor Boy, a Great Dane,' surviving 'm
the stoekinj situation with three small friends. v
Two Die After Car -Truck
Crash Near Canton Friday
. The Christmas Story
Arid it came to pass in those days, that
there went out a decree from Gaesar Augus
tus, that all the world should be taxed.:
AnH this taxing was first made when
groups are doing much, according: was UOvernor of Syria.)
to Roaers, in manng iw ' , , .
cbthing drive a success. And all went to be taxed, every one into
"A lot of children and grown-ups J nis own City,
too are going 10 hve a much hP- d h a,sQ went up from Galilee;out
nier Christmas as a result ot int. r 1 ,l
generosity of the people of this of the city of Nazareth, into Judea, unto the
community," said Rogers. "The ; city o rjavid, which is called Bethlehem; (be
"?ttZri SlShSicause he was of the- house and lineage of
And there were in the same country shep
herds abiding in the field, keeping watch over
their flock by night.
And, lei the angel of the Lord came upon
1 Christmas Party
The annual Christmas party for
'the ()(! employee of Dayton mil)
her Comounv and their families
! ti.tiu i,vtfi(liiri la n cftilu jiffnit' Sat
them, and the glory of the Lord shone round ur(iv night, as festivities got un
about them: and they were sore atra.d. , W '. ". scnw" "m"
And the angel said unto them, Fear not: An elaborate program, including
f.!... Unlwl,l 1 Utlv,if frrml tirliniiu (if l'roiit : a special troupe of entertainers
1 VI 1 "wt ... tj m - ' '
joy, which shall be to all people
Late Saturday v
This annual Christmas edition
Is beinic printed Saturday after
noon, although dated Monday,
Sulisci ihers who get their pap
er by carrier here In Waynesvllle
and Haelwood will receive the
paper Saturday afternoon; those
who gel the paper throueh the
boxes at the post office will ct
it Sunday, and those on the rural
routes will Ret It Monday.
This explanation Is made, be
cause of the time element which
was envolved In editing the news
in today's issue.
$M Question in the county
agent's office Friday was
tiT the red garment Turner
!' was wearing was a sport
or the upper part of his red
Jimer Resident "
C. Walsh miinmpr resident
pm, died at his home in Fort
Florida last Monday. He
fttirerl insiirnnw aoent.
fivors include the widow and
f. Bill Walsh.. .
((ral services and burial were
and we feel sure that such coopera
tion will continue.
Striving Hard To
'Mager Brov.11 - "
"We have a large family an my
husbon is very old. wouici ou
pleas bring us a Christmas box. We
sure do think you very much.
The above is one of many let
lore rifpi't'd bv Maior Cecil Brown
of the Salvation Army. Now on the
list of the Army s Mission ai mi
r,...u 1st families and more
ru11.11. p'i n
than 565 personsMore than .100.
garments will be given by. the
Army in addition to toys, iood
baskets, and other gifts.
Major Brown expiaiucu umi
are attempting to serve those that
others can't reach." "An example
of this was given when she told of
To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife,
1 being great with child.
I And so it was, that, while they were there,
I the days were accomplished that she should'
And she brought iorth.her iirst-born son,
For 'into you is-born this day in the Uiy
of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.
And this shall be a sign unto you; ye shall
find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes,
lying in a manger
I !',-,,, AtlutilN huvn KePn entfufTprl
!lo give h special show, in addition
to the music by the famous band
of Grant Held.
Activities are scheduled to begin
ut seven, with Harry Bourne, fac
tory manager, making a brief ad
dress of welcome, and then follow
1 Inu the vHiletv orofiram, which will
And suddenly there Vas with tl
multitudeof the heavenly host praising (.iOd,,Charkis
inri savine 1 , . The professional "entertainers
And she brought lorin.ner m"- y Q hij?hc!5t, and on earth
and wrapped him m swaddling clothes,, and y'y ;.,
u; i n mnntfPr' hpraiiSG there was no FCf,uc .
ICllU lliiii- ""bv
Dies In Bristol
'A T '
' 'Mr and Mrs. Ralph Minnick left
Ki-irlnv ' for Bristol.-Tenn.. where
in addition to the son, Mr. Min
nick Is survived by the widow:
, rhmahlrr. Mrs. W. M. Carver
of Bristol: and 12 grandchildren.
Funeral services and burial were
tljey were called on account of the
deSth of the former's fathe
room for them in the inn.
- St. Luke 2:1-14'
; Our Wish For You and Yours.
1CT SHOPPING "DATi
U1 TO CHRISTMAS
H.-ivine 77 miles Thursday one way the pasior. uie nc.
t rt fve, a basket to a family j lev. on "The First Christmas."
tte?St- 3, ! Tliepublu.is invited.,
Churches Plan Christmas
pgpants Music Programs
Special ''Christmas music, pag-
,.... ....J nlavs are scneuun-u
Cdrii-n auu 1 . .,,.,.1,,,
several Waynesvllle area chutchts
ki ilia next few aa.
.h first Baptist Church
Some 42 needy families Will
benelit from holiday aid provided
by church and civic groups work
ing through the county welfare de
partment. Mrs. Sam Queen, welfare de
partment head, said that organiza
i.m Kiieh as the Lions, Jaycees.
(Business and Professional Women.
Girl Scouts and church circles and
Sunday school classes will dis
tribute baskets of food and clotli-
!tnu thrnuchoul the county. .
i Mrs. Queen said that the number
,.r f..,iii..e ah., h:ive asked for
t,l lam , ...... -
-rtu-lstmas-Tellef-IS about - aver-
... ...... - , , r sr.
... . ... 111 . .u,. iH 111.' LllS. 1 ....." Vh.l VJIlfl Iin HVfl MKf ,1'
CnllO win uc "' , ukc .
Ray Pleiness; Musical numbers will : naVe received aid in past years
be 'directed by Mrs. J. L. Kiloat-:
rick, choir director, witn M r i
To Have Program
A play. "This is Christmas," will
be presented at Richland Baptist
Church Sunday night at
o'clock. Members of the Beginners,
Primary, and Intermediate Depart
ments of the Sunday School will be
in the cast. . '
A brief address will be given o.v
Santa Claus On
Receiving End Of
Cinof each vear. the publishers of The Mountaineer are per-
! mitted to lay aside their usual duties and have a personal
jchat with our many friends-some ' of ' them close by. some
I of them miles away.
i WritinL' a oersonal message at this time of year virtually
composes', itself,- sprinKin('as it does from a full awareness
and deep appreciation of the important part that each of these
friends has in the continued growth and expanding service
of this newspaper. The only difficulty with such a message
is holding it to reasonable length.
ai thiu i.viiii Christmas season, we think -warmly and at-
A Haywood County family has
two members dead and two others
in a serious condition at the Mik-
jslori Hospital in Asheil!e as a re
sult of a collision Friday morning
between the car in which they were
riding and a Gulf oil truck.
Dead are Mrs, Rachel Swauger
and ' daughter. Jean, of Canton;
hurt are Robert -Swanmr and son,
The accident ..occurred .ju0-()..
list 201) hundred feet west of the
new bridge on Highway 19 east of
Canton. .The car, a UH7 Dodge
sedan which was driven by Hubert
Swa'nger. was headed east tuwurd
InvestlHating officers. Patrolman
Wotlcn and Cpl. Smith, said that
the car apparently skidded on a
patch of ice and swung around in
front of the oil truck which was
driven bv Jack Searcy of Ashevillc.
Searcy was unhurt, hut officers
stressed the fact that, the investi
gation was incomplete due to
Swanger's serious condition.
Dr. J. ii. Cherry of the Mission
Hospital in Ashevillc reported to
the Mountaineer Saturday morning
that Robert Swanger is suffering
from a fractured hip, broken ribs,
and a broken shin bone. He wa
operated upon late Friday and "is
According to Dr. Cherry, the
son, Hill Swanger. has a broken
Uiiiih bone and broken jaw. He was
also operated upon Friday and "is
doing all right". ,
Jean was dead by the time a doe
tor could be reached in Canton, and
Mrs. Swanger died "en ruutc to the
I hospital. Mrs.- Swanger died from
internal and external hemorrhage
(See 2 Killed Pate 3)
Wellco Shoe Has
Party For Their
t ie I'airicK ai me
The First Methodist uiurcn '
musical program wi 1 oe . christmag pageant at 7:30
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m Minoav. wmie i-
Nav nrtoomlAni O '1 Fair
" I "VHIIUVl mdm4 '
t - 'Hiitti winuy oaiui ua?
Recorded by the staff of the
Test Farm); :
, Max. Min. Rainfall
37 23 1.42
59 36 1.40
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.. Kineri choir of
30 m Sunday. The program
WS So u,ulerhet direction of
Charles Ishy. director of music.
;"th Joe Morrow at the organ.
Tm-luded in Profi,'am W.".i, b.L'
' ..Alitsil inn from Hancie
Baptist Church win piesei.t
Christmas play at the same time A
special Yuletide program is also
scheduled at 7:30 p. m. Sunday at
Christmas Tree Blaze
Ends 'No-Fire. Record
VVaynesville's record of no fires
for two weeks was broken at 5:10
yesterday at the home of Henry
1 nnnstrrf On Smathers when a
The Waynesvme Mercnan s as- , ana aeep apFiauu,. u. ... k- I Smm. 50 empl0m of Wellco
sociatiou has nirneo me y fr ends has in the continued Rrowui aim tAH.,..u.., .,v... cornoratton ' enioved their
Santa Claus. Usually on the giv- npW!!IWO(ir' The onlv difficulty with such a message anmiil Christmas party Friday.
ing end of Christmas gills, mi ' ( , ! with Hein Kollman, president, in
Fridav was on, the reeeivinn end. , is holding it to reasonable length. ......
, it iiappened aliont-10 a.m. yes-! At this joyous Christmas season, we think warmly and al- j emplovee received as a gift
terday al the Chamber of Com-1 . . i f . I of the firm a year's subscription to
merce ollice when Santa Claus was ,'"ik ' 3 ' :... 1)n,.,jim of our thought Header's Digest. In about fifty
presented a brand-new red and Our readers, to whom the majoi poilion ol ou lliougni thtf m,sband and
while outfit by Mrs. Robert. M. Hoyd , .An( enerLiV is directed: for whom we strive constantly to pio- , . .. emolm.,d bv u.
nierchanis--secretary. . ! duce an ever better newspaper which .will fultill, as best we
c.niu'.. new lnys include a Illicit . .... ......
wlndproof. waterproof, poplin suirf j are able to make it fulfil, the great obligations oi a iree p e,
(lnwim! white whiskers and nan
and black boots. )wnct and Rimnort. It is deenlv gratifying that the number shown in the party
... 1 . II.. I.. ,1 .I.rini, mu: IK ""ri '
purchased by the Merchants' Asso-! of readers-of this newspaper is steadily increasing c. '
dalioirrrbm-Tf flnrtnnatt firm top- Ourad'vertisers, whose" friendship and good will make H j
replace the present outlit which j for lhe newspaper to put out a better and better pap- j
Santa -has-worn for the last seven ' ' . ore readers.The relationship of a newspaper I
. S The old
I firm, the wife received a Unit eakt?.
and the husband the subscription.
. I f llnll
. . - ' v : ('","' ' ' an annum rrui t n i
I uoon whom we depend for advice and counsel and loyal m- ( ; shoe and much interest was
... I I i ; i' .: . U Un nuttiUnt- t 1 ' I.. 1. .
Mali" and music by Bacn.
.1,,, P.rsbvtenan cnuicn
Christmas Peant will he .'-jn will
mg s cnapti. , . . i (.n.,stmas trce became ignited by a
; At Grace episcopal i.uM ,r.; - :
i i .. Ol Ii,. he ri at 1 l.oU u-' vy
I ,i m Christmas Eve.; Communion
The f in. Was extiiiuuished wnn
11 a m.ionly the loss oi me w"'"""-
.' iu. u.iH a small ruC. accord-
yZU 35 persons par.ici-1 ChHstmas day, with a enure-, Clem f ItzseraUl.
be held at
' t "..Dphold This i school festival piannea iuj2Jli '
gJ-bTe Th Millionth mUc Viclim
,.,y was tickled to i an(j jts advertisers- is- basically' a co-operative business enter- j
l...r:;l .inA nrnf fahP to- Vlth.-Hllt it OU us stroiiK
- orise. iuiici.h.ici iiva v..v. w ...
personal ties and it further benefits the community, and in
creases the scope of merchandising. We esteem very highly
the cordial association of the past, and we anticipate the
same pleasant relationship in the year vvhkh lies ahead.
Our employees, with diversified talents..- anu smus,
combine their ability in producing the newspaper,- and in the
final analysis, are responsible for its success. To produce a
newspaper requires ingenuity and plain hard. work.. .
And so to all three groups - readers, advertisers, and em
ployees, it is a joy and pleasure to sincerely say - may the
best of the season, and the days to follow be yours: : ,
Winners have been announced
for the Christinas Decoration Con
test, sponsored by the Richland
Mrs. Ralph Prevost won first
place for the most attractive yard
decoration and Mrs. Uoy Parkman
(See Decorations Page 3)
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from Records of