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' AYNESVlLLE, N. C., THURSDAY AFTERNOON, DEC. 17. 195S i ?
>3.00 fi Advance In Haywood and Jackson Countiaa
$18,000 in cash was
uuuug oxu employees
uiue corporauon on
ier ihe pi om-snaring
sciona similar bonus
* August wmcn me
ive icceivea, accoiu
a 01 me turn. ine
gusi was aoout liie
as the one paid out
snaring plan was in
out ie mourns ago,
made soineume ago
ie uetaiis ot me pio
in in oro^r to muxe
prior to Christmas.
n For Lost
I | Wallet
frady has explicit faith thi$
Mm who found his wallet
log $370 in cash, plus sev
nsonal papers, will return
ne to him.
frady is offering $100 reward
[return of the wallet, which
led money for the bakery he
for in addition to his own.
ward is being mad? today
want ad columns of this
?oney was in a long leather
and besides the cash, had
wr's license and other ides*
res To Sail Soon
?New French Home
fcouglas Moore, and three
B#f Earn Point On,. ?r
?tdnesday to spend a few
? her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
? McCracken, on Hazel
?few days Mrs. Moore and
P will eo to Newport News,
?visit her brother, Marcus
fling to New York on the
fpiratory to sailing for
? ?here she and children
? her husband, Sgt. l/c Jack
? Moore, who Is stationed
"fiy base there.
Tl ag0 Sgt- ant> Mrs.
?id children returned from
?here he was stationed.
to help the needy are these two representatives
of the Salvation Army's citadel at Max Patch, Lt.
Glenna West (left) and Shirley Havnes.
I a, 'I
Van Wells of East Pigeon, Her- j
shell Rogers of Upper Crabtree,
and Jule Boyd of Jonathan |
Cfeek were elected supervisors of .
the Haywood County soil conser-!
week, according J.-: v.i a in ?Vice
ment by County Agent Wayne
Mr. Wells, who received 175 j
votes, will act as chairman of the
group and serve for three years
Mr. Rogers, who received 139
votes, will serve two years, while
Mr. Boyd, with 133 votes, will
serve one year.
The three soil supervisors will |
assume their new duties as soon
' as a technician1 is assigned to
Haywood County by the Soil Con
servation Services, Mr. Franklin
tr Taking Treatment
r Handling Rabid Pig
Haywood people who hand
l-month-old pig which died
its. are completing their
of 14-anti-rables shots to
m is the frist animal, out
the nine dogs, that has
finitely established as hav
w since the first outbreak
Winty in September,
fit. on the farm of R. E.1
I Bethel, became sick, and
Welle, together with Mr.
t and their son and daugh
* Mr. and Mrs. Harris
handled the pig in an ef
cold today with a hard
'Kht Friday, gome cloud
S so cold,
bii > temperature
by the State Teat
I Max. Mln. Rainfall
I fort to determine the cause of ill
The pig was sick for several
days, they said, and on the third
day became helpless, and extreme
When the pig died, the head was
sent to Raleigh, where it was defi
nitely established that the animal
had died of rabies.
Mr. Sentelle said he understood
, several dogs had been at large in !
the area, and one rabid dog had
b^fn killed in the section a short
time ago. The Sentelle dogs had
been kept up since the quarantine.
The four Sentelles took the
treatment against rabies upon ad
vice of their physician, since they I
had been handling the pig.
Rumors began to circulate soon
after it had been determined that
the pig had rabies, Mr. Sentelle
said. One rumor had it that the
animal had bitten Mr. Sentelle.
This was not the case at all. as the
pig did not bite anyone. The
treatments are always suggested
after a person handles a rabid
C. of C. Board
Director* of the Chamber of
Commerce heard a general report
on the 1953 activities on Wednes
day night at the monthly meeting. I
The board discussed some tent
a tire plans, and made recommen
dations for the 1954 program, es
pecially relative to an effort to
get additional industries in the
Dr. Boyd Owen, president, in re
viewing the activities of the year,
pointed to many successful pro
jects, which, he said would
have not been possible except for
the leadership of the Chamber of
' A number of letters of apprecia
tion from various groups were
Post Offices, Feeling Big
Load Of Nail, Will Remain
Open Saturday Afternoon
Stores Here Will
Remain Open 3
Evenings 'til 9
Stores of the community will
be open Friday evening and
again Monday and Wednesday
evenings until nine o'clock, it
was announced today.
The Merchants Association set
the store hours several weeks
ago for the convenience of the
shoppers of this area.
The stores will close on Christ
mas eve at six.
For Pvt. Stiles
Funeral services for Pvt. Frank
Stiles, 21, who died October 30
while serving with the Army in
Korea, will be held at 2 p.m. Sat
urday at Pleasant Balsam Baptist
Church. Graveside rites will be
conducted by the Waynesville Na
tional Guard unit at Red Bank
Pvt. Stiles, the son of Mr. and
Mrs. Gilmer Stiles, died at Sarig
maori. North Korea, while serving
with Headquarters Company,
Third Battalion, 27th Infantry
Regiment. Prior to entering ser
vice on March 10, 1953, he was em
ployed by Barber's Orchards. He
was a native of Haywood County.
Pvt. Stiles is survived by his
parents; five sisters, Mrs. Dan
Robinson. Mrs. Love Sorrells, Mrs.
James McMahan, Mrs. Carrie
Schuler, and Mi's, Mattie Rhine
(See Pvt. Stiles?Page 8)
Post offices in this community
are feeling the rush of ChristftMh,
and the increased tempo assures
postal employees that the biggest
season of the year for mail is
"near at hand".
As a convenience to the public,
the post office in Waynesville and
also Hazelwood. will remain open
until 5:30 Saturday afternoon.
Postmaster Enos Boyd. Waynes
ville, said the increase in mail has
already been felt. Postmaster
Thurman Smith, Hazelwood, said
that he noticed the first increase
on Monday, and expects more and
One additional assistant will be
added to the Waynesville post of
fice force during the holidays, to
help with the handling of the mail
on the inside, it was explained.
No additional carriers will be add
ed. according to officials.
Patrons needing stamps can
save lots of time by getting them
early, instead of waiting until the
last minute, it was pointed out.
Two substitute carriers on the
rural routes will be pressed into
service here, one carrier helping
on routes one and three, and the
other on routes two and four.
Post office officials anticipate a
daily increase in mailing, with a
heavy flood of cards on Monday?
those which will be addressed on
Greensboro College students will
arrive Saturday to spend the
Christmas holidays. They are Miss
Margaret Noland, Miss Nancy Fran
cis, Miss Shirley Connatser, Miss
Linda Sloan, Miss Helen Garrett,
and Miss Dot Liner.
LAST RITES will be held at 2
p.m. Saturday for Pvt. Frank
Stile*, who died October 30.
while on duty with the Army in
Yuletide Cheer Groups Meet
Fourth Of Goals For Needy
All Agencies Working
About one fourth the require
ments for needy families in this
area had been met at noon today,
according to the Welfare Depart
ment and the Salvation Army.
The Welfare Department report
i ed that ten of the 42 cases listed
in The Mountaineer last week had
been assigned to individuals or or
ganizations. Several other groups
have made inquiries about needy
Major Cecil Brown, of the Sal
vation Army, said this morning
that she had about $200 of the
needed $800 for her Christmas
The Lions Club have outfitted
a number of children and as of
this morning, had not made an ac
counting of expenditures, await
ing some bills frdm some stores.
They felt that their expenditures
had been heavier than in the past.
They are operating the Dime
Board daily in order to raise the
money to cover the expenses of
purchases of clothing for the chil
Employees of Dayton Rubber
1 Company have taken three large
families to assist at the Yuletide
season, the Walfare Department
reported, and a number of other
groups are discussing the matter
with Welfare officials.
The Adiilt Department of the
Sunday School of the Firift Meth
(See Yuletide Cheer?Page 8)
Truck Overturns Near
Lake Logan; 2 Hurt
1 Ward Robert Owens, 19, of near
Lake Logan, was released from
j Haywood County Hospital today.
He was injured when the truck
he was driving turned over on
the Lake Logan road at 4 p.m.
He suffered fractures of 6?c col
i lar bone and shoulder blade and
| head injuries. His brother, D. L.
Owens, escaped with only cuts on
Cpl. Pritchard Smith of the
State Highway Patrol said that
; Owens, lost control of his vehicle
on a curve. The truck, a l'i>-ton
model, was owned by Albert C.
Roads Now Clear As
Mercury Drops To Six
The State Highway Patrol re
ported that all roads leading out
of Waynesvtlle are in good pass
able condition. Some 3 or 4 inches
I of snow remain in Soco Gap and
I were Increased by a very light
covering Wednesday , night, but
i scrapers have completely clear
, ed the road.
Residents high up on the Soco
Road said that temperatures were
down near zero while the lowest
registered at the Test Farm Thurs
day morning was six and a half.
Bus Wreck Victim
Is Reported Improved
Mrs. Joe Green of Canton is re
ported in a slightly improved con
dition at Haywood County Hospital
where she was taken recently af
ter suffering injuries when a Can
ton bity bus crashed into a tree.
Mrs. Green sustained broken
ribs, a lung injury, and cuts and
bruises. Other passengers on the
bus escaped serious injury.
CONTRIBUTING TO THE DIME BOARD, being
operated by the Waynesville Lions Club, on Tues
day morning Were Mr. and Mrs. Harrison Val
entine (right) of Maggie. Iamking on are Lions
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members Ernest Edwards (left) and Claude Wood
ard. Money donated goes to aid the underpriv
ileged at Christmas.
?& .. a? #- ? ? .
Miss- Mansard Johnston, Hay
wood County librarian, was noti
fied this week that she has been
awarded $3,200 as a special grant
to study library facilities and ser
vices in Cleveland and Cuyahoga
County. Ohio; Los Angeles. Denver,
The announcement was made by
the Fund for Adult Education, an
independent organization estab
lished by the Ford Foundation.
To permit her to take advan-1
tage of the grant, the Library
Board has granted Miss Johnston
; a leave of absence of three and a
She will start her work in Cleve
land in February after she at-1
1 tends the mid-winter meeting of
I the American Library Association
! in Chicago as a member of the
A L A. council from the public 11
j brary section. While in the Ohio
metropolis, Miss Johnston will
work under the supervision of
Mrs. Florence Craig, director of
public education at the Cuyahoga
While in Cleveland, she may
visit the library at Akron, she
Miss Johnston was one of 71
men and women granted awards
totalling $199,950 "to improve
1 their effectiveness as volunteers
and professionals concerned with
the liberal education of adults." j
The only other North Carolinian
so honored was Mrs. Nell Wright,
librarian at a branch of the mun
(See Miss Johnston?Page 8)
Wayne Rogers Catches 3,
'Possums In Single Trap
Wayne Rogers Is without ques
tion, one of the best fishermen in
I And after Tuesday night's suc
cessful trapping episode, he can
lay Just claim to being the best
'possum trapper in the state. And
this claim will perhaps go undis
puted for many, many a day.
For several weeks, Rogers had
I noticed at intervals a big black
'possum scurrying around the lawn
of his home. He tried to chase the
"possum Monday night, and the
animal made for a broken place
In a basement ventilator, and
| went under the house. That solved
! the mystery of the noises Rogers
had been hearing in his basement
i on several nights.
Tuesday night he decided to at
tempt to put an end to the base
' ment noises. He set a steel trap
under the broken ventilator, and
about an hour later he heard it
spring. In the trap was a big, fine
I white 'possum. Rogers reset the
trap ,and figured that there was
at least one less 'possum to disturb
the Rogers' household at night.
Jyst as Rogers was getting ready
to go to bed about 10:30 he heard
the trap spring again, and he went
i in the trap. He reset the trap, and
j out and found the black 'possum
! feeling that he had the guilty
pair of intruders out of circula
tion, he went on to bed.
About one o'clock Wednesday
morning, "there arose on the lawn
such a clatter." that in a moment,
Rogers knew it must be another
Sure enough it was, and this
time it wasn't white, and it wasn't
black, but the largest brown 'pos
sum Rogers said he had ever seen,
and he has seen many such ani
With three fine 'possums caught
in the same trap in the short span
of five hours, Rogers feels he has
a record as toi numbers as well as
, the variety of colors.
A GRANT of S3,200 was awarded
this week to Miss Manraret
Johnston, Haywood County li
brarian. to permit her to study
at libraries in Cleveland. Den
ver. Los Anirrles. and Baltimore
for three months, start In* In Feb
Slate Group Makes Survey
01 Haywood School System
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Schools To Start
After school bells ring for the
last time Friday afternoon, they
will remain silent for the next
two weeks as Haywood County
students begin their eagerly a
waited Christmas vacation.
Schools are scheduled to be
dismissed Friday. They will re
sume classes on Monday, Jan- ,
The last bit of school activity
will be the basketball games
slated for the county's six teams
To Charity At
A. total of $79.87 was contribut-,
to charity at last Saturday night's
square dance at the Armory, it
has been anourrced today by Way
nesville Jaycees, sponsors of the
Admission proceeds l)irought in
$58.45, while another $21.42 was
dropped into decorated nail kegs
at the door and on the dance floor.
At their meeting on Monday
night Jaycees also discussed furtly
er plans for the banquet in Jan
uary to honor the undefeated Blue
Ridge Champion WaynesvUle
Mountaineer football team and its
W. A. Bradley Named To
Building Loan Post
W. A. Bradley has been named |
as a director of the Haywood Home |
Building and Loan Association, to'
fill the vacancy on the board, ere- !
ated by the death of the late O. H.
Enlist In Navy
The Singleton triplets, of Beth
el. have been sworn in to the
Naval Reserve. They took the
oath on Wednesday.
The three boys, students of
Bethel high school, are Roy.
Ralph, and Rav, and the sons of
Mr. and Mrs. D. S. Singleton.
These are the hoys that looked
so much alike that even their
grandparents were unable to
distinguish one from the other.
The boys have one sister.
(This Information Mas
piled from Records of
State Hlfhway Patrol.)
Haywood county schools have
been given a thorough check by a
state committee of four, to deter
mine present and future needs.
The survey is part of the state
wide school expansion program,
which will be paid for from the
fifty million bond issue of last
Lawrence Leatherwood, county
superintendent of education, said
the committee spent several days
here checking every school build
ing. and on Tuesday night held a
lengthy conference with the coun
The committee is scheduled to
make a detailed written report
within a week and send it to the
Haywood school authorities.
Mr. Leatherwood said that the
committee did not make any spe
cific recommendations prior to
making their written report, but
discussed the urgent need for ad
The committee was elated over
the progress Haywood was making
in bringing many schools up to
standard, and this will be a decid
ed advantage in the report and in
the allocation of funds, it was
The committee is composed of
W. L. Latham, of the state plan
ning office; Boyce Marrison, fi
nance officer; Floyd Barnes, en
gineering department, and C. J.
Cradle, educational specialist.
Arriving from the University of
North Carolina on Saturday will be
Tom Curtis, Robert Massie, Miss
Geraldine Keenum, Miss Joyce
Carter, Kenny Underwood, Hatlett
Ward, George Hunt. Wilburn Davis,
and Jerry Leatherwood.