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EtUo ao mflea of
The Waynesville Mountaineer
Jeir Christmas Cheer
y On Dime Board
Extendi Greetings .
Through the Christmas
Edition Sunday Morning
(Call in for a representative
U call with suggestions).
$2.00 in Advance in Haywood and Jackson Counli
hi Buv Clothing,
Q and Gifts
rl large individual contri-
0r 25 boosted the total on
us Club dime board here
the week, but officials said
. that several hundred dol-
rreytt needed to meet their
money will be used to pro-
ping, toys and food for the
U the community during
More than 25 young-
U1 be clothed with the
md if a balance is left, it
used by the club In pro
thelr sight conservation
(jtar the dime board netted
I about suou.
of the club vesterdav
If the opinion that some busi-
faai, or individuals, would
I make a substantial contrl-
I towards the fund,
club realized a profit of
J in sponsoring Birch, the
here last week. This lust
f paid for the eye clinic re-
M the girls chorus of the
Elementary School will
! a program of Christmas
liar me club. The nrnrnm
marge oi Claud Rogers.
jwsiorm -; ....
tin schools in the county,
ing those of the Waynesville
t Closed Tuesdav aftornnnn
pB not reopen until Decem-
i, according to an announce-
W M. II. Rnwlnc
pendent of education.
original plan called for the
Of Schools nn TnocJ.v tu
ft,,, a .. "
uuu in inp hnanv ....
wck when the schools were
M tO Closp nn .1
t,. vi uvVVUUi UI
t,on of the highways and
Exmeiost, the principals
'd to continue through
uiiui fritlav Tn haulm
this week thn 4K- j-.T:
MVe bern rr.A
wlsion to ih.
- .ursaay aiternoon after
y wowfall of the noon
made the roads hazard-
travel in returning the
t0 their homes through-
menl was made by Mr.
k J0 'hen the t'me lost
Business places of the com
munity started their holiday
hours yesterday afternoon by
remaining open until 5:30. For
the rest of this week the stores
will be open until 6:00 each
The general plan is to re
main open until 7:00 o'clock on
At a recent meeting of the
Merchants Association, It was
decided for the stores to close
on the 25th and 26th.
"mire and Miss Velma
"""'ft Wednesday after-
lii-i . Mlgs-. where
-;' wr. and Mrs
;it i w4
' Joined by Mr. and
I onncll and their son,
from n rCentIy been dis"
m the service after be
'"ty in thp Poic.
Hearing Held On
Getting Bank For
Town Hazelwood '
Decision Will Be
Made By Banking
Jan. 23 At Hearing
No opposition was expressed at
the special hearing held Tuesda
night in Hazelwood before Gumej
P. Hood, state bank commissioner
when applicants presented thcii
case for opening a bank in Hazel
Some 25 nersons uerc at ihi
hearing. Mr. Hood got all the fact;
in the case and will Dresent thnm
together with his recommendation.
to the Banking Commission whicl
will be in session in R.iinicrh
January 23rd. T.hose nutkinp an
pllcaUon for the bank plan to at
tend the hearing in Raleigh nex
month. Thev are: C. N. Allpn n
L. Prevost, J. E. Massif, Jonathan
Woody and Joe S. Davis.
The application set out that thr
bank would have a capital of $25
000 and a $12,500 surplus.
REV. PAUL TOWNSENn nt.r
of the First Methodist
succeeds Rev. J. Clay Madison. He
nas recenuy been discharoed fmm
the navy, with the rank of com
mander, having served four years
a cnapiain. lie is a native of
Waynesville and the son nf th
late Rev. Franklin Townsend at
one time presiding cider of the
Waynesville district. He also served
as principal nf fho wmu,j!i.
- " .. . .V. J , , 1 IV.
nigh school for one vear. Hp w
appointed as pastor for the local
church in October by the Western
North Carolina conference, hut u;n
not out of the service at the time.
He assumed his wnrW hi.ro u)iv. ih.
local church last week, preaching
his first sermon on Sunday, the
Community Sing Will
Be Held Sunday At 6,
First Methodist Church
Make Fine Gifts
Says Mayor Way
"A new Waynesville taf will
be just the thine to fire as a
Christmas present this year,
for they are really a novelty
now, being the first we have
had to offer for sale la nearly
three years," recommends
Mayor J. H. Way, Jr.
The tags which sell for fl
are the same colors as those
of the state but have not been
available since the early part
of the war since they were
made of metal needed for war
The tags are on sale at the
Town Hall and all Waynes
ville citizens who own cars are
urged to boy tags and plaoe
on their motor vehicles.
It Is good publicity for the
town, it was pointed out by
Grayden Ferguson, tqwn man
ager, for every car owner to
use a tag on his motor.
Expected to Join
Wide Event For
Members of the Rotary club will
present each other with toys at
their regular meeting here Friday.
The toys will be cathered no ,-inH
given to the Woman's club for their
Christmas tree for the children on
As each member is uresentrd
with a gift, the donor will make- a
one-minute talk about the member
being at liberty to say what he
pieases without danger ol libel.
The club contributed $10 to the
Salvation Army for their Christ
mas cheer fund. At last Friday's
meeting. Rev. Paul H. Townspnd
told briefly, of some of his experi
ences as a chaplain aboard ships in
both the Atlantic and Pacific.
First National Bank
Buys Crawford Building
Give Cheer ,
The ringing pf the bells around
he red kettle of the Salvatioi
Army has been a symbol of Christ
mas on main street here for a
number of years. It Is the raeanf
jf providing Christmas in seven of
he isolated communities In. thp
county by the Salvation Army
Toys and candies for the children
ind baskets of necessary food for
dinners are prepared by the Salva
tion Army who otherwise might be
torgolten by Christmas.
Christmas programs will be given
in the seven communities served
by the Salvation Army which will
include the singine of carols, fhp
reading of the story of Christmas
A number of letters of aoDeal
for assistance to carry out this
Christmas urogram have bepn sent
by the Salvation Army workers to
the peole of the county and the
response lias Deen most gratifying,
according to Major Cecil Brown,
who is head of the Mountain Divi
sion of the Salvation Army. As
sistlng Major Brown is Canfain
Lillian Blackburn and Lt. M. Mor
Possibility Of Using
It For Expansion
Of The Bank;
Dividend Is Declared
The directors of the First N-
lonal Bank have mirrha.cprl i hp
Crawford Building on DcdoI Strppt
t was learned yesterday. The brlrk
juilding fronts 30 feet on Hay-j
No immediate plans have bppn
nade for the use of the building.
i was Dought with the Idea that it
night be needed for further ex
ansion purposes of the bank in
he years ahead.
The directors on Mondav of this
veek also declared the annual rfivi-
lend of the bank, and voted rh
jonus for each employee.
J he report of the bank, as nnt-
ined at the meeting of directors,
nowed the year had been an nn
isually good one, with resources of
ne bank now more than $6,300.
In keeping with the state Un
lolidays, the bank will bp
n the 25th and 26th.
Following their custom of mam-
cars, the bank has a limited num
ber of calendars for their deposi
ors, and will give them out fh.
lay and Saturday, with onlv onp In
The community sing which was
scheduled to be held at the Park
Theater on Sunday evening at 6:00
o'clock has been changed to the
First Methodist church and will
take place at the Same houp. Seve
ral hundred uersons arp nvn.rtoH
to be present for the event, which
usners in Christmas week.
1 he event is sDonsnrprl hv t ho
Chamber of Commerce and Rev
M. H. Williamson nuctnr nf th
Waynesville Presbyterian church,
win preside. There will be no ad
mission fee or collection taken and
the public is invited to attend.
A choir made up of the mem
bers of the choirs of the rhu rphoc
of the community will be directed
Dy airs. Henry MacFayden and will
present several numbers of Christ
mas music. Mrs. W. L. Matney,
organist of the First Methodist
cnurch, will serve as general ac
companist. The high school band will take
part on the program with their
numbers directed by Mr. Harvell,
band master .
The school filee rlnhe
direction of Miss Stephanie Moore
will also give several Christmas
In addition tn thp numiun u..
these groups there will br m.n.i
assembly singine of thp M fa
The hour has been set at n tim
so that the urouram ran ho Mn.
pletcd before regular Sunday even
ing services and those planning to
attend churcli mav eo dlmrtiw fr.m
the community sing.
Test Farm Head To Join Faculty
1,. , li,aV:A'vliwa t- .
HOWARD CLAPP, for the past
ffilir VPJtr NoVwrtAl Pnnntv A nn
' U'ill )anintA hoalptnt A ..4 t
the State Teat Farm here on Jan
DEAN COLVARD has resigned
as head of the test farm here to
take his doctor's degree and then
Join the faculty of State College.
Mercury Slid Down To 2,
As More Snow, Sleet Fell
What's the Answer
For So Few 1946
It maybe the grand Christ
mas rush It maybe the con
tinual slush. It maybe that
shopping is taking ail extra
cash. It maybe that owners
hesitate to put new gleaming
license plates on old cars. It
maybe just the natural incli
nation to put off until tomor
row what you can get by with
out doing today.
At any rate there are fewer
1946 license plates on cars of
local people than has ever
been noted In this area of buy
ing nest year's tags, which
may be purchased In Canton
Frank Kirkpatrick L ZZ ;
t; m -11 a en Men Leave
di; 17 tj In December
Mr. and Mrs. Claud Rogers, and
son, Ted, left this morning for a
10-day stay in Florida.
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Tingen, of
fUQUav Sonnes. havp arrivoH in
spend the Christmas holidays with
tne jailers parents, Mr. and Mrs
L. M. Killian.
The Rotary club cave a Christ
mas party Tuesday night for the
local Boy Scout trooD at thp Spomi
hUt. The boVS Wprp Crivon nntnc
ice cream, cake and cold drinks.
Frank Kirkpatrick has joined the
Waynesville police force. Hp as.
sumed his duties here Tuesday
morning, and at present, a member
ot the day crew.
He was recently discharged from
the army after serving since )942,
and spending 23 months in Europe
with an artillery outfit.
Before entering service he taught
school at Fines Creek, and is tho
son of Mr. and Mrs. M. M. Kirk
patrick, of Fines Creek.
Bakery To Get
New Type Oven
A new modern oven is expected
to arrive this week, and will hp
installed at Pcarce's Bakery durint
the coming week, it was announced
yesterday by w. H. Whitman,
The oven is of the revolving type.
and is automatic In everv wav
This special design has met with
lavor with all bakers everywhere.
Ten men left here on Tuesday
morning for induction in the
armed forces under the selective
service system making up the De
Gilbert Turner Fcreuson was
named leader of the group on the
trip to Fort Bragg, Induction cen
ter. Others In the group were:
Roy Hobert Ross, Jr., Walker
Glenn Chambers, James Owen
Franklin, Oliver Windell Arring-
ton, I homas Hoytt Cates, Samuel
Perry Smathers, L. V. Hannah,
Kenneth Earl Medford and Alvin
Old Man Winter, and all his furv
descended on this area again this
week, as more snow fell, and the
mercury in the official thermnmp
ter at the Test Farm slid down to
two degrees .
Haywood was "mushing alone
yesterday, from the four inch snow
which fell Tuesday, followed by
sleet later in the afternoon.
Protected places were still pov.
ered from the 3-inch snow of las
Thursday night, and then an incl
tell Saturday moraine, whllp annt h
er inch fell early Sunday morning
fccliools closed Tuesdav aftpr
noon until December 31st. beeausi
ol the icy streets and roads. Schoo
programs were nipped In the hurt
as plans wore to remain open unti
Friday. Students and teachers har
Christmas programs in the mak
ing, and these were called off Th.
lunch rooms were to feature mas
turkey yesterday, but the. bird;
will be waiting the students aftei
the holidays. The turkeys havi
been put on cold storage.
Young people took to the alepn
hills with their sleighs as Tups.
clay's snow was the finest of the
season for sledding. Police ropec
o(T East Street for them, and tin
crowds soon gathered for rides thai
look them at break-neck snnr.
down the steep hill.
The official lcim-rati iron nrrt
follows: " I
Haywood County Home Demonstration Officers
'sidenf " ' ?ounty borne demonstration agent (reading from right to left): Mrs. Mark Ferguson,
'led t i the Haywood County Council of Home Demonstration clubs, who presided over the
flere-M Work of the nome Jubs at the annuaI Achievement Day program recently held at the
erdam i ' Mark Swaim retiring secretary of the county council; Mrs. Paul Robinson, member
f the m b Wno has ben elected as the new president of the county council; Mrs. L. J. Camion,
e Morniag Star club, the newly-elected secretary of the county council.
Special Christmas Edition To
Be Published Sunday Morning
Following a custom of many years, The Moun
taineer will publish a .special Christmas Edition on
Sunday morning. This edition has been designed
differently than any ever published.
Special Christmas features, with numerous illus
trations will be carried throughout. The staff of the
paper have been at work on some features for the
past few weeks, in addition to some art work to
brighten up the edition.
Christmas messages from many firms will be a little
different this season, as by special arrangement with
a firm of artists, some specially designed greetings
will be used. Merchants and business firms wanting
greetings in the issue should call the advertising de
partment by noon Friday. The deadline for tbe Sun
day edition, for both news and advertising will be
eleven o'clock Saturday morning. The paper must be
on the press early Saturday afternoon in order to
make the mails for Sunday morning delivery.
Copies will be on sale at aD newsstands by four
o'clock Saturday afternoon- '
' County Library
! To Be Closed
The Haywood County Library
will be closed for a three-day pe
riod next, week, on Monday,
luesoay and Wednesday. All per
sons who desire books to read dur
ing the first week in Christmas are
urged to get them from the library
this week, according to Miss Mar
garet Johnston, county librarian.
Pleasant Balsam Baptist
Church to Honor Vets
A special service will ho hoin t
Pleasant Balsam Baptist church at
11:00 o'clock on Christmas day,
in honor of the boys who have
been discharged from the armed
forces and those who are still
serving from this area. The Rev.
Mr. Green of Canton, moderator
of the Haywood Baptist Association
will be the guest speaker on the
County Agent To
Dean Colvard To Get
Doctor's Degree And
Join Faculty Of
Dean W. Colvard has rpsicmorf
as assistant director i
the Mountain Experiment Station
nere ana will be succeeded by
Howard Clapp. present Havwoori
County Farm Agent. Mr. Clapp's
.eslgnation as county agent be
comes effective Januarv 1st an A
.VIr. Colvard will remain with tho
.'arm until February first. No suc
cessor has been named for the
:ounty agents office.
The dual announcement W9
made yesterday both here and in
.talelgh of the changes. Mr. Col
vard will enter Purdue Un ivprsftv
an March first for his doctor's de
cree In Animal Husbandry, and
after receiving his degree will be
come a member of thp faonitv f
itate College, Raleigh.
W. Kerr Scott, commlwinnpr nf
grlculture in commenting on the
eslgnation of Mr. Colvard, said,
while we hate to lose Colvard, it
is gratifying to know that in con
nection with his work at State Col
ege, he will be closely associated
vith the livestock research pro
gram of our test farms."
Mr. Clapp pointed out that he
considered the change an oppor
unity for larger services to the
:armcrs of Western North Caro-
ina. "I will still be in close con
act with them, and helping work
ut their problems right here in
he area I like best." he rnntinn.
"I deeply appreciate the fmp rn.
iperation given me sinrp r pamo
lere in February, 1941," Mr. Clapp
aid. "And I ask that the same
ooperatlon be given my suecesor."
Mr. Colvard loined thp
nent of Agriculture stair in 1933
is assistant director i
he Mountain Station located at
Swannanoa. He sunprvispH h,
work of this station until tho
)t 1941, at which time it was taken
ver by the United States War
department as a site for thp m,,i-o
General Hospital. After this
(Continued on page 8)
'o Stage Annual
The annual eommunitv rtn-ict-
mas tree which is hpH
unaer tne sponsorship of the Wom
an's club will be staged on Satur
day afternoon at 3:30 o'clock In the
courtroom at the county court
house, according to Mrs. J. C.
Brown, chairman of the committea
and Mrs. James W. Killian, presi
dent of the club.
Rev. Mr. Murray, pastor of tho
Hazelwood BaDtist phn rvh Will h.tx-n
charge of the devnt
and there will be community slng-
"s ui vnnsimas carols.
The public la invited to attend.
Assisting Mrs. Brown anH Mr,
lian will be Mrs. John R. Hipps,
Mrs. jimmy Boyd, Mrs. A. E. Wil
liamson, Mrs. John M. Queen and
Mrs T. L. Bramlette.
Making donations to the gift and
candy fund for the tree are "The
Town of Waynesville, Lions Club
Rotary Club, Mr. and Mrs. Henry
Francis and Mr.
u. jy b. 11,
Officers Of Haywood Demonstration Farmers
" fw i , --R f-fr ; , rn
Shown here are the ofiippro nf Hjurumn n.i ... " .' . .
eently. From left to wiZ. SlfSJ S'
retiring president shaking hands with J L Westmoreland wiv t5S22i MTt J. McCracken,
between them Is Prank m n,i. J ' .l! .m?reIan.?' new.Iy fleeted president. : In the background
fA Mountaineer vtowntoVSto W ' Liner, re-elected treasurer..