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The Waynesville mountaineer. (Waynesville, Haywood Co., N.C.) 1925-1972, December 17, 1953, Image 1

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C., THURSDAY AFTERNOON, DEC. 17. 195S i ? >3.00 fi Advance In Haywood and Jackson Countiaa Ico Pays Bonus jnployes $18,000 in cash was uuuug oxu employees uiue corporauon on ier ihe pi om-snaring corporation, sciona similar bonus * August wmcn me ive icceivea, accoiu ivauiman, executive a 01 me turn. ine gusi was aoout liie as the one paid out n December, snaring plan was in out ie mourns ago, an employees, made soineume ago ie uetaiis ot me pio in in oro^r to muxe prior to Christmas. ward Will n For Lost I | Wallet frady has explicit faith thi$ 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 (per. ?oney was in a long leather and besides the cash, had wr's license and other ides* w papers. 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. ^^>LICITING^Cl?USTMASCONTIUBUTIONii to help the needy are these two representatives of the Salvation Army's citadel at Max Patch, Lt. Glenna West (left) and Shirley Havnes. (Mountaineer Photo). Wells, Rogers Boyd Elected Soil Supervisors 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-! ration distr%?t week, according J.-: v.i a in ?Vice ment by County Agent Wayne Franklin. 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 explained. 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 ? Z2aXJ JOPPING DAYS 0 CHRISTMAS -h FREEZING cold today with a hard 'Kht Friday, gome cloud S so cold, bii > temperature by the State Teat I Max. Mln. Rainfall 2? .70 37 27 3? 25 I I fort to determine the cause of ill ness. The pig was sick for several days, they said, and on the third day became helpless, and extreme ly nervous. 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 animal. C. of C. Board Review Program 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 area. 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 Commerce. ' A number of letters of apprecia tion from various groups were read. 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. Funeral Services Set Saturday 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 Cemetery. 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 more daily. 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 Sunday. 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 I Korea. Yuletide Cheer Groups Meet Fourth Of Goals For Needy All Agencies Working Together For Complete Program This Year 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 families. Major Cecil Brown, of the Sal vation Army, said this morning that she had about $200 of the needed $800 for her Christmas program. 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 dren. 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. Saturday. 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 the forehead. 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. brant 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 ' " ??r r-? ? ? --4-; ??? members Ernest Edwards (left) and Claude Wood ard. Money donated goes to aid the underpriv ileged at Christmas. (Mountaineer Photo). ?& .. a? #- ? ? . Librarian Gets $3,200 Study Grant 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, and Baltimore. 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 half months. 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 County library. While in Cleveland, she may visit the library at Akron, she said. 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 this area. 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 'possum. 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 mal. 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 ruary. Slate Group Makes Survey 01 Haywood School System ??.?' ?' ?' ? ?- - ?? I Schools To Start Holiday Vacation 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- , uary 4. The last bit of school activity will be the basketball games slated for the county's six teams Friday night. $79 Donated To Charity At Square Dance 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 dance. 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 three coaches. 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. Shelton. Bethel Triplets 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. Highway Record For 1953 In Haywood (To Dato) Killed.::; 4 Injured.... 53 (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 October. 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 ty board. 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 ditional classrooms. 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 pointed out. 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.

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