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By Jack Rhodes
Well, deer season has gone
and some of the boys report
ed kills. Several fellows took
part in hunts over the county.
Kermit Reese, J. L. Bryson
and Freeman Owen have meat
in the box now.
Wonder why Jack Wilber
was sporting glasses after the hunt?? Defective
Guy Emerson and Howard Wilkie have about
decided that each of them is a jinx to the other
when it comes to bird hunting.
Incidentally, since Burgin Kilpatrick now owns
Guy’s last turkey, his dog has gone back to hunt
ing birds. Result was a nice bag of seven birds,
with Guy and Donald Owen doing the shooting.
The coon hunters haven’t reported too much
luck. Clifford and Bill Bentley are still after
They tell me that Floyd Evans had tough luck
with a pole cat on a recent hunt.
Willie Riddle is rumored to have bagged coons
over in his home county. Wish he had kept
them alive and turned them loose over here.
Enough hunting—Oscar Harbin and Charlie
Roller are holding court this week. Sure am
glad I don’t have to come up before them.
All reports say everybody had a nice Thanks
giving with all the trimmings. Now we are all
looking forward to Christmas.
Recent vacationers were J. L. Bryson, Freeman
Owen, Enno Camenzind, Markley Jones, Frank
Patton, Fred Wallin, Floyd Evans, and Oscar Har
Frank Patton spent his vacation in Florida and
enjoyed bird hunting while there.
Don’t know whether Enno got it on his vaca
tion or not, but anyhow he is sporting a new
Boy, it really has been cold. Lawson Moore
killed a couple of hogs recently and left them
overnight. When he began to cut them up the
next day he thought he was going to have to use
an ice pick instead of a knife.
When Huff helped Burgin butcher, he got sev
eral messes of fresh meat, plus several nice laying
pullets. Huff say, "Ain’t no use working for
Cat Rhodes recently suffered an eye injury while
breaking rock at home. Happily, it is ok now
and Cat says he will be using goggles from now
Ralph Nicholson says reason Guy has such good
luck hunting birds is he doesn’t use a shot-gun.
He uses a cannon.
Since Ed Brackett has dieted off about 50-60
lbs., his work pants fit him about like Huff
That’s about all for now and if we don’t see
you before Christmas, here’s hoping you have
A Wonderful Christmas
A Happy New Year
By Charles Peevy
Hello folks, this is Peevy pinch hitting for our
two roving reporters who are taking a last minute
vacation to go "Dear Hunting —the lucky clowns.
I understand they both have gotten a "deer” each,
but you just try and get some venison. I can’t.
They haVis that meat frozen and stacked away for
hard times. Can’t blame them though, can you?
Thanksgiving has come and gone since the last
writeup and here Christmas is quickly slipping up
on us. What in the world are we going to use for
money. All the kiddies are writing to Santa Claus
and they don’t say bring me two of three things,
they say "Bring me lots of things.” When I was
a boy we were glad to get apples, oranges, nuts,
candy and one toy which lasted from Christmas
to Christmas. Oh Brother! Times aren’t what
they used to be—thank goodness.
Really, "I don’t get around much anymore”, so
I asked that a man from each shift contribute
some newsy news for this month. Have only heard
from three shifts, but here’s what they have to say:
By Jack Williams
The year 1952 is slipping from us fast.
Hops all of you enjoyed your Thanksgiving Day
and gave thanks to God for bountiful harvests and
Now that all of us are looking forward to Christ
mas may Old Saint Nick not disappoint us. We ve
had no one on vacation lately. Pete Warren is
asking for his vacation December 22; he thinks
he will spend a quiet Christmas in his cottage on
Fontana. We will have to change the name from
"Summer Retreat” to "Winter Haven”. Can’t see
why Pete doesn’t ask us to visit him sometime.
Spencer Mull has always been a very good
actor and at last the genius has paid for it. Acting
Foreman while Tom Stroup was on his vacation.
Speaking of Mull, Herman Davis was quite con
fused when transferred to this shift, he just
couldn’t understand Ollie calling Mull when all the
time Davis was calling him MULE.
If you can’t do it right don’t do it—and if you
don’t do it you get a chewing—What chance has
a man got anyway?
Clifford McCrary called McKelvin a fanatic the
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