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By Jack Smathers
The best hunting story of
the season seems to be at the
expense of James Winget.
Jim had received permission
from a friend of his down
Saluda way to hunt on his
property. Early one morning
Jim and some friends ar
rived. The fellows with Jim decided to visit in
the car while Jim goes up and informs his friend
that they have arrived.
The owner of the land was glad to have them
hunt, and asked Jim to do him a favor. There was
an old mule on the farm with an injured leg, and
Jim promised to put it out of its misery for the
owner. When Jim came back to the car, the mule
was standing close by. As Jim approached the
car he started shaking his head. "I’m awful sorry,
fellows,” he said, "but the old man won’t let us
hunt. After driving this far it makes me mad. In
fact I am mad, I’m gonna shoot his ole mule”.
Whereupon he did just that. His companions, be
ing unaware of the true facts, drove off hastily,
leaving Jim stranded. We never did find out how
far Jim walked.
Garris Parker enjoyed a restful vacation dur
ing the hectic voting week.
Paul Schlunz also vacationed last month.
I understand that Jack Fenwick has a new tele
vision set. From all reports reception has been
James Furr has started his garden. He has al
ready planted flowers.
By Lawrence Tipton
With deer season over and
Christmas just around the
corner, everyone is changing
from hunting to shopping.
From the way people are
planning, this appears to be
one of Santa’s busiest Christ
The boys of the Service Crew wish to welcome
Carl Compton, Rot)ert Reid and Deroux Thomas
to the Service Department. Edward Chapman says
the kids are coming along fine under his guid
Just overheard Lee Miller telling the boys that
he killed a hog that weighed 350 lbs. and that the
hams weighed 70 lbs. each. Clarence Pearson
thinks he might have left the shoulders on the
Paul Sitton has just returned from a week’s va
cation. From all reports he has had a nice vaca
By Louise Huffman and Gay Nell Brewer
First of all we would like to welcome to our
office Dorothy Hamilton and Martha Jaye Neely.
We sure do miss Eleanor since she left. In her
last letter she said she was going to Arizona for
the winter. Must be the life!
This may not be news to you, but it was to us.
Mary and Dick Burden have a new Pontiac.
We have three vacations to tell you about this
time. Tom Watson took two weeks. We dori’t
know everywhere he went, but seems like we did
hear something about the French Quarter in New
Sam Kent spent a week in Clinton, and just got
started back in time to miss the snow storm.
Ashley Dickson went hunting during his vaca
tion. Hunting seems to be the word, he didn’t
Our office didn’t do so well this leap year, just
got one married and one engaged. Do you think
we will have to wait another four years before
we can get the other four single girls married?
“Henson, looks like you have escaped!”
Here is a letter for Santa:
Barbara wants you to make sure the Mars Hill
College students get two week’s vacation for
Henson wants a live doll. He has his eye on
one now, but he isn’t sure of it, so would you
please help him.
Bettye wants the latest efficient inventions for
doing house work—Homer needs help.
Santa don’t forget to stop at Randolph Field and
pick up that fly boy for Dot.
Martha Jaye is undecided, and so you know,
Henson wants a live doll. So why not?
Doris is beginning to think her ring is getting
lonesome, so would you please rush the one to
Mary wants a whole custard pie, two pieces for
lunch aren’t enough.
Santa, if you have any extra right front fenders
for a Nash, would you please throw one in for
Sam wants a new rod and reel. He wore the old
one out last summer.
Here is our problem child. Louise wants that
green Cadillac, but she knows she won’t get it, so
she will settle for a tractor.
And last, but not least Santa, Gay Nell asks if
you would please give a certain soldier in Korea
enough points -so he can come home.
We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a
prosperous New Year.
See you next year.