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Suffering of Unemployed
Made More Acute by
Recent heavy rains, followed by a
rccord-bit^kingv snowfall, have cur
tailed somewhat "Vie usual plans for
celebrating fhe Christmas holidays,
and has made Christmas shopping
more ^difficult than many years.
Howeyer, the highway forces and the
| city and town workroon have done
prcat'.work in clearingUhe snow, mak- 1
fing travel not only possible, but com- j
jparatftely safe, UnWss another snow
falls, CMBstmas shopping will be in
full blastffty "EhurSday or Friday. i
The of the week presented
a hard task to the highway forces,
and at the same time gave the new
regime an opportunity of demonstrat- j
ing its efficiency. For the first time 1
in the history of the state the coun
try roads 'wese cleared of the snow
before the city streets were made
passable. Day and night found the
state highway forces busily engaged
with snow shovel and assisting crews,
clearing the highways. Now, in con- ;
trasfc with former conditions, the
motorist could travel at almost nor
mal speed over the highways through
ths country, but was held up when
a city or town was reached, and had
to pick most carefully his way
through the incorporated sections.
The state highway department would
be pleased with the many flattering
remarks made by autoists, if the de
partment could hear all that has been
No section of the state except a
narrow strip on tha Atlantic coast es
caped the heavy snow. Greensboro.
Winston-Salem, and other central
cities reported teSySggigs of snow,
and street car t entirely
the stone, Chariot
Federal officers macf
rests in Transylvania
and Tuesday of men i
possession and sale o?
violation of the Volste^
those arrested and boi
liminary hearing on
i before United St-ate.'j
Alfred E. Hampton
George Bowen, Gar
Siniard, C. P. H>'
Rair.es, Jim Raines
The arrests were n:j
Marshals Swann and.
fieers H. G. Ingram;*
Here's a letter received
News from a former restf,
county ar.d because he
friends in the county v,
pleased to know that hi-1 t
here though he has been
long a time, we are , pri
"Twenty years ago th*J
this next March I [left.
Lake Toxaway in Tji'an^i
ty for Washington ' >
time I have spent trii
except a short tim( : w
the Fair in San Frf._
and a few weeks i
"In 1916 I met
son County, North,
were married in lK
a boy 15 years old.!
ing here in Chehiii i
"We have a Gi.il
station here. Our' "
good but everyth
out here generally!
been for the past
but there are &xc|
"I would sure'1
some time and : '
friends and rela
home place two
land on the
ing I _hope e\