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[The echo]. volume ([Pisgah Forest, N.C.) 1940-19??, December 01, 1952, Image 33

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TECHNICAL 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 very good. James Furr has started his garden. He has al ready planted flowers. SERVICE CREW 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 mases. 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 ance. 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 hams. Paul Sitton has just returned from a week’s va cation. From all reports he has had a nice vaca tion. PLANNING 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 Orleans, La. 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 kill anything. 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: Dear Santa: Barbara wants you to make sure the Mars Hill College students get two week’s vacation for Christmas. 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 match it. 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 Tom Watson. 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. Sincerely, Planning Crew We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year. See you next year. 31

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