Gneiss Resident Likes
Modern Ways Better
Than The Old
Mrs. Amanda Guy ' 'Gibson of
Gneiss " is 95 years . old" today
(Thursday). ' .
"Grandma," as she is affection
ately called by her many friends
over the county, is celebrating her
birthday quietly at the home of her
son, Ben Gibson, with whom she
now lives. Like most people her
age,' she has her eye on the cen
tury mark and, if her present good
health continues, she expects to be
able to observe her 100th birthday.
Refusing to live in the past, Ms.
Gibson prefers to be a very niid
. ern lady. She doesn't like "black or
drab clothing, but wants bright and
colorful dresses, cut in the latest
She is still very active, able to
walk about her son's home and
help with odd jobs, and takes a
lively interest in her family and
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a host pt tnenas. ne nas wrec
living children, 37 grandchildren,
55 great-grandchildren, and five
Mrs. Gibson was born in the (Jul
lasaja section of the county on
December 5, 1845, living there un
til after the Civil War, which she
remembers very well. In July, 1869,
. she married Harvey Irving Gibson
of Roane county, Tenn., and made
her home there with him.
After living in Tennessee a few
years, 'they moved back to Macon
county where they brought tip
their family of eight children. Mr.
Gibson died in 1916,
Known For Cake-Baking Ability
During her active life, Mrs. Gib
son was known far and wide for
her ability to bake all kinds of
cakes and pastries. For 25 years,
she made all the cakes and pastry
for , Mr,S. Davis' resort hotel in
Highlands. Until a few years , ago
"Grandma" made nearly all the
wedding cakes for her friends in
Gneiss and the surrounding com
munities. Mrs. Gibson vividly recalls the
extreme hardships and poverty
prevalent in the county during the
.Reconstruction period, following
the Civil War. Although she weigh
ed hardly a 100 pounds at the
time, she says she worked many
a day building the old-fashioned
zig-zag rail fences used then.
This summer,- Mrs. Gibson was
visited by Miss Lorene Payne, an
artist from Brevard, who had
heard ' of her and came' to make
her portrait. Miss Payne, a gradu
ate of Cooper Union art school in
New York and a teacher of art
in the Brevard school, is complet
ing the picture in oils from the
sketches she made this summer.
By EFFIE WILSON
Stella Wilson who is working at
Tuxedo, N. C, was home for the
Fred Green, Glen and Jack Wil
son were the week-end guests of
Sam McCall. ,
Edna Wilson who is working in
Highlands had Thanksgiving sup
per with homefolks.
Frank Cabe visited at Andy
Uncle Dave Cabe and daughter,
Mrs.. Arie Carpenter of Goweta,
visited at Frank Cabe's recently.
Mr. and Mrs. Aylor Chastain of
Shortoff were the week-end guests
of Mr. and Mrs. Z. V. McKinney.
Fannie and Zillah Wilson visited
relatives at Dillard, Qa., recently.
Mrs. Margaret Ballew who has
been sick for some time, is some
i . -v.
Fifty deer are to be obtained from
the Pisgah Game Preserve this
winter and will be turned loose in
the Game Cooperative Areas of the
Nantahala National Forest
The transplanting of deer is al
ready in progress. Last week three
deer were turned loose in the San'
' teetlah Game Cooperative Area.
Two of the deer were full grown
does and and one was a buck. In
addition, two full grown deer were
turned loose in the Standing In
dian Game Cooperative Area at
White CUk' Bottoms, Macon Coun
ty. One of these deer was a 6-
point buck weighing 157 pounds.
The trapping of deer on the
Pisgah Game Preserve continues
daily. The animals are hauled over
. to the Nantahala National Forest
by George Crawford, State Game
Warden, and are released in the
Game Cooperative areas according
to a predetermined stocking plan.
The excellent warden service ex
isting in these cooperative Game
Areas affords the protection from
illicit hunting so vitally necessary
before good restocking of game in
any area can be attempted. .
The Forest Service plans to con
tinue the active stocking of game
Teas in cooperation with the State)
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Having successfully completed the five-weeks primary training course of the U. S. Army Air Corps at ' Hicks Field, Texas,
this group of seven Western North Carolina youths were recently sent to Randolph Field for advanced training. They will be
come commissioned officers in the Air Corps upon completing the Randolph field course. They are, left to right, Olen C. Cook
of Blowing Rock, Duke M. Paul of Asheville, David S. Stentz of Waynesville, Judson F. Gray of Franklin, Rex Dpwtin of Arden,
Jerry W. Davidson, Jr., and George W. Smith of Asheville.
Observed By Churches On
Universal Bible Sunday, observ
ed this year December 8, is cele
brated by churches in the United
States, Great Britain and other
The day id sponsored in this
country ty the American Bible
Society now in its 125th year
which,; from the early days of the
nation's life, has served all churches
in supplying the Scriptures in any
language at the cost of production.
Last year the Society Stressed
the fact that the Bible is the corn
erstone on which stand our Chris
tian American liberties. The theme,
"The Truth Shall Make You Free"
emphasized that our forefathers
turned to their Bibles for guidance
in the establishment of their
churches,, schools, courts and other
institutions, as well as in the writ
ing of their constitution.
The second Sunday in December,
set for Universal Bible Sunday,
was adopted from its use as "Bible
Sunday" by .the English Church.
The collect for .the- second Sun
day in Advent gives the theme tor
the day in these words, "Blessed
Lord, who hast caused all Holy
Scriptures to be written for our
'learning: crant '-..that we may in
such wise hear them, read, mark,
learn and inwardly digest them,
that by patience and comfort of
thy Holy word, vvc. may embrace,
and ever hold fast, the blessed hope
of everlasting life, which thou hast
given us in our Savior, Jesus
The headquarters of the Amer
ioan Bible Society in the United
States is Bible House, Park Ave
and 47th St., New York City.
30 N. C. Motorists Killed
By Passing Improperly
"North Carolina, needs a Marshal
Foch to tell motorists that "they
shall mot pass," Ronald Hocutt, di
rector of the Highway Safety Di
vision, declared this week in com
mentingon the fact that several
people were killed in the state tast
month as a result of improper pass
ing on the highways.
Hocutt said close to 30 persons
have been killed in .North Carolina
this year as a result of passing, or
attempting to pass on curves, on
the crests of hills, at intersections
and at other places where common
sense should have told them it
was dangerous to pass.
v "Knowing where to pass is im
portant, .but it is just as important
if not more so to know when to
pass anh how to pass," Hocutt
said. "When you have overtaken I
another car and wish to pass it,
be sure that there is . sufficient
space ahead. Give a left turn sig
nal to notify the driver behind
you that you are changing lanes.
Then sound your horn so that the
driver in front will know that you
intend to pass. Look to the rear
to see if any oar is passing you.
Always pass the other car on the
left. A good way to judge when
you are safely past a car is when
you can see the left headlight in
your mirror. Then you can return
to the right hand site of the road.
Hocutt listed the following as
places where passing is not only
dangerous but is forbidden by law
On hills, on curves, at intersec
tions, at railroad crossings, within
100 feet of a bridge, and when an
other car is approaching.
ne use of good judgment and
common sense in passing is One
of the surest earmarks of a good
driver, Hocutt stated.
Fish and Game Commission to the
end that the fish and game can
be made more plentiful throughout
the Nantahala National Forest
THE FRANKLIN PRESS AND THE HIGHLANDS MACON IAN
Judson Gray Completes Primary Air Corps Course
Red Cross Memberships
Reported By Chairman
Mrs. Josephine D- Gaines, rural
roll call chairman, has reported
the following memberships and con
Rev. Bellingrath, $5; Mrs. J. E.
From the following, $1 member
ships : ,
Mrs. W. McCall, Mrs. Mattie
McMahan, Mrs. Mac Ray Whitak
er, Harold Young, W. W. Woody,
Clyde Fraley, William NcJte, Earl
Sankner, J. J. Baker, W. W. Sloan,
Mrs. W. M. Parrish, Mrs. Blanche
V. Howard, M. R. Daniel, Fred
To Onir Friends and Patrons
BLANKETS, SHOES, HOSE and UNDER WEAR
(ITvuE aondl Bany ffromni (Lis as (UJsiiaaD
Garrett. Zeb V. Cansler, J. B.
Shanklin, Claude Cabe, E. J. Vit
tur, W. G. Barrett, E: Leon Stamey,
U. S. Ansley, Henry E. Dillard,
R. W. Mincer.
A Friend, Frank Norton, Mildred
Moffitt, Carey W. Cabe, John Con
ley, Eras'tus Cabe, Mrs. Frank Sell
ers, Clyde Downs, Mrs. . Luther
Anderson, Mrs. Ray Anderson,
Ray Anderson, G. C. Smith, J. A.
Palmer, C. N. West, Miss Mattie
Brendle,' Fred A. Moore, Mrs. Jose
phine D. Gaines, T. T. Love, Mrs.
Joyce Cagle, Mrs. Pearl Stewart,
Mrs, Annie L. Shields, C. L. Potts,
Mrs. Bess Stewart, Charles Ste
wart, Charles Stewart, Elizabeth
Meadows, George Dalrymple, Tom
J. E. Myers, Mrs. J. E. Myers,
D. F. Howard, Mrs. Carl
of Macoiii GoMoty
Sanders' Store is now located at New
5 & 10c Store right across the street
from old store. Sanders' Store and
New 5 & 10c Store are combined
now, and are here to GIVE you the
SAME QUAL I T Y GOODS and
We have a big stock of toys, gifts,
dolls, wagons, boxed gifts of all
kinds, dishes, glass ware, candy, cos
metics, in addition to a new stock of
dry goods that we are getting in
Nelson, Mrs. Gooch) Mary Estelle
Doyle, Rachel Slagle Fagg, Thom
as H. Fagg, Charles L. Blaine, Mrs.
Leona P. Duncan, James Emory,
Grace Fouts, Mrs. Louise ' Siler.
Donations were received by the
; Robert K. Carpenter, Sam Cun
ningham, George Keener, Mr.s. J.
R. Ray, West's Mill Sunday
The above acknowledgments
The general level of prices re
ceived by farmers in mid-October
at local markets throughout the
country was two points higher than
in mid-September, reports the U.
S. Bureau of Agricultural Econom
THURSDAY, DECEMBER S, 1940
Makes Donation To
Junior Red Cross
The American Legion Auxiliary
has donated $10 to the Junior Red
Cross to.be used for child welfare,
through Mrs. Lola P. Barrington,
chairman. This makes a total of
$59 subscribed through the Junior
Red Cross during this roll call. 1
Whether a full course
dinner or a sandwich
is prepared here to suit
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