3IBER 14, 1948
THE WATNESvilXE MOUNTAINEER
PAGE THSEE (Secohd Section)
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oul(ln t say a
. stare at his
jo twisted and
je a piece of
put like a leg
turning it all
' , w
Jailed to pick
p. "I ll carry
-For I know
head. "I'd lst
I s;Hjd and his
jy you would
li is heart was
will know what
jhe Snow Man
yas as helpless
0 Santa turned
hp said. "It is
thai be?" pro-
pta could tell
joy's desire to
fos bustled into
OPERA STAR RECEIVES AWARD
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Bia Fisherman Tops List
Of Boohs At Library Here
V0U MttB tak off your hat, too."
I 1 f 1
"On v look she cried "Hero s
the boy sitting indoors by the fire
with his hat and coat and boots
on. Certainly he will take cold
when lie goes out! Come now not
another word until you arc warm
and rested and fed. loo."
She swooped down on I he boy
and peeled oIT the heavy clothes.
My, she smelled sweet! Suddenly
Danny wanted to hug her tight. ,
But he knew if he did he would :
crv and cry so, holding himself
oh so stiffly, he said. "Tliiink you.
ma'am." Mrs. CUius looked at bun
cmeerlv a moment. Then she kissed
him quickly right on his lips.
Well, for a minute, Danny al
most didn't mind about his leg.
he felt so warm and so loved. Ana
you must remember it was a very
new feeling for him. i-xcepi 101
the Snow Man he had never been
loved by anyone at all.
Mrs. Claus turned to the Snow
Man and said, "You better take oil
your hat, too, though 1 can unuer-
stand why you d wan) 10 weai n
a prettier one I never saw!"
The Snow Man touched his red
peaked hat with the white fur
trimming. "Ma'am, if I took this
off I'd have to say goodby." And,
it was true, too, as they all well
the hat was the magic
Cr,ii vul.irli cave the Snow Man
life. If he took it off he would be
just an ordinary snow man and
never could be real again not
even if he put it on again.
Well, ill no lime, Mrs. Claus had
the three of I hem cheered up and
smiling and no one said a word
more about Flournoy. They had
a large dinner and this lime Dan
ny hail a helping from each of the
fifteen different bowls of ice cream.
lie even had seconds in cherry and
They were still silting at the
table when there was a banging
ut Hie door and four little Santa
Land brownies raced in followed.
al a much more sedale pace, by a
"Santa! Santa''' cried the
hmwnies "Only look al Nadeen!
See. would you recognize her'.'"
They pointed excitedly at the
lovely fairy and Santa and Mrs.
Claus gasped in astonishment.
Nadeen smiled demurely "1
know 1 was the ugliest fairy in,
Santa Land." she said. "Then 1
heard of the Wishing Pool. I went j
there and bathed and wished I
might be beautiful. My wrinkles
vanished. My pointed ears grew
small and round. My hair grew
fine and golden. And here I am
and 1 know I am ocauuiui e
cause I feel so beautiful inside
See'" cried the brownies. "So
we are going to the Wishing Tool
"To straighten my crossrd-ryes!"
"To wash away my freckles'"
-To curl my hair" cried Hu-
To whiten my teeth'" finished
Pudding, the last of the brownies.
"But where is this pool?" asked
Down the way!" cried me
brownies, screaming all togemer.
Over the hill. Across the clouds.
Behind the moon. Under the daisy
With shouts of joy they pushed
i, ii,,,i- ,.ni f i he room and
lain ii .-
into the night.
Wait' wait!" cried Danny, who
h..rn sittiniz all this lime in
absolutely speechless astonish
ment but who now found both feet
and voice. "Oh. wail for me!"
"And me'" shouted the Snow
Man. jumping up and following
.'.,r ,.f course they had the same
;,i.,,. c.i- n.'iiinv to bathe in this
wonderful pool and wish tu have
his leg well again.
(Continued from Paje 2)
January 6. There is no doubt oi n
here in Raleigh. There is also no
doubt thai Charles Flack of the
Slate Utilities Commission receiv
ed a similar letter.
Flack is expected to set up law
..!.... in Pm-Mi Citv in January or
February. Liaise will likely land a
position with one of the Slate s Dig
HIDING THK STARS
J Pursuant to a proclamation issued by Gov
nor Cherry, a special election will be held m
aywood County on Saturday, December 18th,
r the purpose of electing a state senator to fill
e vacancy caused by the death of Mrs. E. L.
i The election will be held under the same
rws applying to the last general election for the
ime office. No changes will be made in the
king places, and the same registrars and
idges will serve for this special election. The
blls will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
I JERRY ROGERS, Chairman
Haywood County Board of Elections.
There isn't any use in your
hunting for the Wishing Pool be
cause it isn't there any more as
you soon will see.
Hut it was there once, in a land
far away so far you could never
have found your way there no,
not even with thirteen maps and
, a compass, too.
i Listen, now. and you'll know
I The four Santa Land brownies:
Lance, Hugo, Hubert, and Pud
! ding, 'went hurtling throiip.b the
j nighi with Danny and the Snow
Man stumping after as last as incy
could. Pretty soon they were out
of Santa Land and it's too bad it
was sn dark else iney wouiu nav
seen Flournoy. the evil elf. who
crept up behind them as soon as
they had crossed the line.
The wicked creaturp chuckled to
himself when he heard Danny gasp
as he ran.
"Ha!" thought Flournoy. "1
guess the sight of that leg broke
Santa's heart! Hut now what ran
, thev he up to? I'll just trail along
! and see."
I What they were up to is some
Hiine von almost wouldn't believe:
the four brownies" stopped and
"What about the Snow Man and
the boy'" asked Lance tamping
down the grouno over his seed.
"We have only four seeds."
"Shucks." said Pudding. "The
boy can ride with me."
"And the Snow Man wilh me,"
i Timn miirklv Pudding took
Danny's hand and Hubert grabbed
Snow Man s arm. Not a min
too soon, either, for suddenly
lour seeds sent forth sprouts
which burst into the air al an
amazing speed carrying the
ownies and their triends up, up.
Dh. 1 don't know how many
SHOCK KD Raleigh old heads
appear to be greatly shocked at the
manner in which Kerr Scott oper
ates expecting him to follow pa
terns used by Gardner, f.nrmgiuius,
Hoey Hroughton, and Cherry.
Thev seem to have become accus
tomed to a certain simuariiy oi
action by their Governors. Scott
never follows the same old road
ii.. imnws he is unorthodox,
enjoys being that way, and seems
tn nrofit therefrom.
The Greensboro Daily News re
marked wilh some wisdom last
week as follows: "Many a Raleigh
fetish is in for an overhauling.
Good Game But Crowd
Wonders Who Won
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LEWlSBUnvi, i a. - - ' ,
end of the Lewisuurg-irevy.ii".
high school football game piayeu
, Bu.knell University stadium,
1.40(1 spectators swarmed down on
the field to ask who won.
A thick fog rolling in from the
Susquehanna Hiver completely ob
scured the field and piayerb uuimt
I lie Muntu .
i Uhiirc used the natural
. .. j t.nn in mil lin
camouflage in hohhhb' -r
two second-half touchdowns lor a
with this AUTOMATIC
' FLOOR FURNAC?
Rogers Electric Co.
ii.-s into the midnight sky.
u,,i .lon't imagine Flournoy
i. ...i i...., ii-.fi hrhind. Not he
11,111 l,l i
i.'..,. I... iiirv nuic klv understood
what the brownies were planting
n,,a ru.iebt at the topmost stem
of Lance's sprout so that he him
.11 before all the
sen wa.-i . "
,.11,.,1-c Inln the skv.
Danny clung to his sprout wnn
...... hanH and with the other he
.,..:..nr PnriHina's shirt. The air
,.,.c:i.H hv him and the black
night got in his mouth and into
i,i.. io, anH he couldn't have
,..-i,l Mill PUPI1 if he'd wanted to
Bui he did wish he knew where
ihi.v mere eoine and now mucn
longer he was going lo be shot into
.i,,. Fnr surelv. he thought
we're going to bang "against the top
..i i ii.. kIiv :inv minute.
i nhniit that time, the sprout
-limned Browing. There Pudding
and Danny were, clinging to a vine
,., -., wni ill stars
ti ..,nt oncW.r tu see with all
iiw,m u:ir turned on and Danny
didn't have any trouble spying the
Snow Man hanging to Hubert's
soroul nearby and looking scared
.,,i hrei.ililf.ss as a snow white
r i...ar that has been in the
water too long.
Hut no one saw lournoy on
..f i a .we s sniout l np crea-
tuie was dark and tiny and would
I,-.,., i.... n hard to find even naa
. , i i .
horn searcninR 101 nun.
"Now," yelled Lance. OraD
...I.,, a shunting star and
U. ll all meet in Platonia."
wtih that the tiny brownie
flung himself from his sprout and
lanrinH nn the back of a falling
star. Hugo leaped for another
star and Hubert and Pudding fol-
"I'm afraid " said the bnow
Man and you could hear his teeth
rhattprinc all over tne sKy.
"I am, too," said Danny. "But,
mo ran t stav here, that's certain.
t ir h.ro mmps a bie one! Let's
Lvrir, m.v " ---
get it together!"
Surp enough an enormos
shooting star was coming their
wav. Catching his breath Danny
toanpfl for it as it passed below.
Tho Know Man who just couldn't
I k i hphind. leaned, too. and
now they were carried out of the
sky even faster than they had
anno into tt.i
nn whpro wpri tnev lining 10.
Truly, they were too terrified to
The Snow Man Has
tv,. ii Fisherman" by Lloyd
Douglas, is the book with the big
gest demand at the Haywood
County public library, according to
Miss Margaret Johnston, who has
served in the capacity as uorarwu
here for the past four years.
Other books which are in con
stant demand include: Remem
brance Rock, by Carl Sandburg,
n.nnlr Hundred by Ingles Fletch-
Tnmnn-ow Will Be Better by
Bettv Smith; and Tap Roots Dy
SmHhuri. The interest in
the latter book has been revived
due mostly to a movie maae
Th Wavnosville library showed
an increase in circulation of 500
books during the month of Novem
ber. The circulation figures at the
local library during the past three
months are as following: Septem
ber, 2454; October, 2B27; ana No
The bookmobile, which is in its
second month of operation, is do
ing a commendable Job of provid
ing the rural sections oi tiaywooa
rr.nr.iv with books. Robert Russell
is bookmobile assistant. Among
n.n hnnke that phildren of the
county are reading mostly are: Tom
Sawyer, Black Stallion, lassie
Comes Home, Little Women,
Huckleberry Finn, Little Men and
Uncle Remus, which is the most
lnr nmnne children.
Cook Books Popular
The most popular books that
the bookmobile is supplying the
adults in the county include books
on agriculture, farming, decorat
ing weaving, embroidering ami
home building. Miss Johnston said
ihai thn flnmand for cook books in
the county is so grent that it is
i ii-im Ween enough on
hand. Hunting and Fishing In
Smokies and Hills and Gray, are
in large demand.
Miss Johnston said that she was
more than pleased with the request
of non-fiction books from the book
mobile. Included in these demands
are books on foreign anairs, occu-
nniinn nf Germany, uin acoui
Handbook, Christmas material,
Kionhn Foster, drawing, folk
songs, magic. Babe Ruth, Abe Lln-
-in Ki Carson ana wiuiaui
The bookmobile, which makes 75
stons in th county every three
. u avaiinhle to any com-
At the I niunity in the county. Miss Johns
ton stated. The library irucn aiso
makes stops at the hospital and at
Clyde town hall.
When demands are maae ior
special books that are not in the
ivavnPBville library, they are bor
rowed from other neamy noranea.
request goes out nearly every
day to borrow some book that is
not on the local library sneives.
Many children are making the
library here their headquarters
after school hours. Numerousmen
and women can be found in tne
reference room of the library. The
busiest day at the local Horary is
on Saturday; .Mrs. James Atkins,
Jr , says over-200 booksVare cir
culated usually on Saturdays.
Plans are underway lo nave a
display within the next few days
Newsboy, 75, Emerges
LATROBE, Pa (UP When
Dick Jordan, local newsdealer, ad
vertised for a "newsboy", 75-year-
old Samuel Zimmerman Beam
came out of retirement to answer
whv nnf" Ream said "It is
easy work and 1 can add a little to
For more than 22 years. Beam
worked as a mechanic, until he
was retired on pension May 3, 1945.
Now, with a sack for the papers,
Beam is out on his route every
day. And the new "newsboy ad
mits he is getting quite a kick oui
of his new job.
on books to give for Christmas. A
great demand is being voicea ior
books on the Home Demonstration
reading list, both in the library
New State's Attorney
nois Is wonoering
a newlylected rtate'i r
who Bunked hi. bar '"
PhUip Benefiel, 25-year-oW
veteran who was graduated Irom.
the University cf IllinoU last
spring, was elected state', attorney
of Lawrence uram.
The state law examiners mux,
however, that Benefiel failed to
pass his examination. The tate
constitution does not require a
state s attorney to be a licensed
lawyer State law. however, prohib
its anyone but a qualified attorney
from taking part In court actions.
I Despite the confusion, Benefiel
went right ahead win pian
take office He said he guessea
that campaigning took time away
from his studies for the bar examination.
The South American rhea Ire-,
quently joins deer or guanacoS to
form mixed herds. The ostrich, a
larger member of the same f amlly,
somtimes forms mixed herds with
zebras and antelopes.
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bushels and Vvt bushel quantities
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New Year. .
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