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HEA Loan
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ship Corporation was established
here In 1939. The corporation
started out nine years ago with 37
miles of lines and 175 members in
Pigeon, East Fork and Pigeon
Township of Haywood county. Mr.
Sheffield served as office manager
here before he was appointed gen
eral manager in 1945.
The corporation is owned and
controlled by the members it
serves and is financed through
loans from the federal government.
Loans from the government wi!! be
amortized over a period of 35
years with a low rate of interest.
Affairs of the corporation are run
by the Board of Directors, which
is elected by the members at the
annual meeting.
The present board of directors
is composed of the following: Car
ter Osborne. Clyde, president; L.
M. Davis, Waynesville, vice-president;
and Ira Cogburn. East Fork,
secretary and treasurer. Other
members include: W. P. Harris,
Beaverdam; C. M. Moody, Jona
thans Cieek; Roy Medford, Iron
Duff; Albert Ferguson, Crabtree;
Walker Brown, Pigeon; Blaine
Nicholson, Jackson county; Dewey
Burton, Transylvania county; C.
W. Lineman and H. W. Davis, both
of Buncombe county.
Visiting hours were nearly up
when the following order came
over the loud speaker system at St.
Mary's Hospital: "All patients must
leave the building."
Gilt Headquarters
Give Them
A Complete Line For Men and Women
Sheaffer's Valiant Twosome $17.50
Sheaffer's Threesome Statesman 21.M
Sheaffer's Pens ... . 3.50. up
Sheaffer's Ball Point 1.5r, up
Sheaffer's Fine Line Pencils 1.00 up
Single and double desk sets, "black Onyx base . .15.00 up
- Beautiful
PUstic Coated
DOUBLES .... 1.85
-Manocramming available at small
cost . . . Also PRINTED NAMES
ob Stationery and Notes.
Underwood Portable Typewriters
UNIVERSAL . . . $81.75 CHAMPION . . . $92.00
All Taxes Included
Many Unique Designs All
Flower Arrangements.
This is our most beautiful
.Golden Books
Non Fiction
Cook Books
Notes Plain and Floral
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Phone 73
Band, Team
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part in the past football season.
Coach Ratcliff insured the audi
ence that packed all the available
space in the cafeteria to overflow
ing, with an optimistic statement,
when he said: "Don't wor-y about
your team for the next four or five
years", and with that presented
the junior varsity, pointing out
outstanding qualities in each play
er. Coach Weatherby presented the
tirst team, and made a brief com
ment on each (See details on
sports page.)
Mr. Isley was oresented with
thunderous applause, and in a
low, low voice, said: "I am proud
of the band, proud of their char
acter, and their records. I have
been offered better paying jobs,
but feeling that I could never find
a better spirit of cooperation any
where, I am staying here."
In quick order. Mr. Isley pre
sented Carol Underwood, student
band leader. Jimmy Swift, senior
marching band drum major, and
then the entire two bands concert
and senior marching.
Dave Felinet. president of the
Merchants Association, presented
the topcoats to Weatherby, Rat
clirT and Isley, and a large box of
candy to Miss Margaret Perry, who
has worked with both units in
many ways.
Portuguese writers attribute the
the discovery of the Bay of Rio de
Janeiro to Andre Goncalves who
entered its waters on January 1.
1502 and named the great river
feeding into it. "The River of Janu-
GIVE HER A . . .
Good Housekeeping
Better Homes and Gardens
Boston Joy Of Cooking
Fannie Farmer's Boston Book
Bibles Testaments
Religious Books
Children's Classics
Main Street
Where Family of Four Viih $7,000 Underprivileged
AP Newsfeatures Writer
NEW YORK Now you can
start worrying about those under
privileged families of four with
only $7,000 year income.
Underprivileged? $7,000? It
sounds fantastic, but Inflation has
done things to incomes as well
as prices.
Look at the figures on V. S. per
capita incomes just compiled by
the National Industrial Confer
ence Board.
A year's income payments to
individuals la Nevada Mai 1.
842 for every man, woman and
child. In New York it's $1,781
per capita. Thus, families of four
in those two states are below
average If they have $7,900 a
year income.
In' eight states and the District
of Columbia average
above $1,600 per capita. That's
$6,400 for four people. The states
are California. Nevada, Montana.
North Dakota, Illinois. New York
Connecticut and Delaware.
Nationwide, the average is
$1,323 per person or $5,292 for
four. These latest figures for a full
year are for 1947. It may be
higher when the 1948 totals are
known. Eve so it is up 130 per
cent since 1940.
In 1940 the national average per
person was $575. That year, the
family of four with $2,300 a year
was average.
Going back to the latest fig
ures, the low income belt is in
the south. This was also true in
previous years. But Arkansas,
with the lowest average In 1947
bad $710 per person which is
well above the $575 national
average of 1940.
The deep south states with in
comes below $1,000 per person
are Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisi
ana, Mississippi, Alabama, Ten
nessee, Kentucky, North Caro
lina, South Carolina and Georgia.
Four other south coast and bor
der states are below $1,200 per per-
Lions Aid
(Continued from Page 1)
just the most practical garments
the individual needed.
Each child was given individual
attenton, and outfitted in the gar
ments the Lions thought best, but
as to colors the wishes of the child
was always considered.
The whole program was well or
ganized, as all clothing stores out
fitted a certain number, with the
clerks and Lions taking all the
time that was needed to see that
the job was well done.
More than once a big business
man would turn his head, brush
aside a tear of happiness as he
saw the faces of his group light
up as they got garment after gar
ment. One little girl preferred to take
a, dress, shoes, scarf, and under
wear, without being wrapped. "I
want' to show my friends what good
people have done for me," she ex
plained in ail the sincerity a hu
man can possess. Needless to say.
there was po wrapping of her gar
ments, as she proudly went her
An 8-year old boy requested that
he be given a "little larger jacket
I feel like my chest will bust, and
I want the jacket big enough." He
did not say that to be funny. It
was the simple .and sincere way
he had of expressing his gratitude
for what he was getting.
A professional man went into
one shoe department and person
ally fitted a little girl in shoes. As
she got a proper fit, she ran back
to the group to show them her
shoes, and the professional man
picked up what she had been wear
ing just the upper part of the
shoes, no soles. He stood silently,
holding the worn out leather,
shook his head, took a deep breath,
swallowed hard, and then forcing
a smile, called the little girl, say
ing: "Let's go see about a pretty
coat." Two of the happiest people
ever seen together In Haywood
went hand-in-hand to pick out a
red coat.
The story' could go on and on, for
almost each of the 102 children
presented a picture of happiness
that mere words in cold type can
not duplicate.
The job of the Lions U only half
finished, however, because now
comes the task of raising about $1,.
200 to pay for all the garments.
Starting today the 65 members of
the club will take turns in operat
ing the Dime Board.
Through the liberal contribu -
lions of trie public they hope to
raise the $1500. If the public
falls, the little folks have their
clothes, are happy, warmer and
will be forever grateful to the
Lions for remembering this 1948
Besides Mr. Burgin, other mem
bers of the committee are Dr. J E.
Fender, Dr. Robert S. Turner, O.
C. Ferguson and Hal Crawford.
Paul DavU is president of the
club, and commented on the mem
bers and th committee, by say
ing: "While this is only December
14th, this la Christmas for all of
us Jtiat watch those smiles on
everybody's facet."
Outside the stores, even the sun
was shining brighter, we guess.
Who can see the sun when your
eyes are full of leant
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$ 1.000 TO SI. 200
$L2O0 TO S140O
tl.400 TO S 1.600
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Del. 84 R.I. 113 125 to 150 per cant Wye 143 175 to 200 per cent Idaho 193
Mass. 89 Ore. 116 Vt. 127 la. 150 Ky. 176 N. Max. 196
N J. 92 Pa. 118 Fla. 134 150 fo 175 per een Ga. 181
to 125 per cent Mich. 11 Minn. 135 Utah 152 Ark. 182 200 per cent and over
Conn. 102 Nev. 120 Iowa 136 W. Va. 159 N. C. 182 Ala. 212
Calif. 104 Wath. 121 Va. 136 Wit. 159 Colo. 183 Kan. 212
Md. 105 Me. 122 Ariz. 137 Okla. 161 Mont. 186 Mitt. 226
N Y. 106 111.124 Me. 137 S.C. 172 Neb. 186 S. D. 259
N.H.I 10 Ohio 124 Ind. 138 Tex. 173 Ttnn. 189 N. D. 356
INCOME per capita for 48
son Arizona, New Mexico, Texas
and Florida. In the same category
are Minnesota. Iowa and Missouri
as well as Maine, New Hampshire
and Vermont, Virginia and West
A different picture shows up
when states are listed as to size
of the increased income over 1940.
The south has had large increases
compared with west coast and
northeastern states where increase
were smaller. Delaware, up 84 per
cent, had the smallest increase in
the country, except for Washing
ton, D. C, with 50 per cent. North
16 Families
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the persons are not physically able
to work.
The gesture of sharing one's
better fortune with those less for
tunate is a natural impulse.
The sixteen cases are as follows:
Case Number 1. Father and mo
ther both physically unable to do
hard work. The live in remote
section of county and are tenants.
There are eight children in the
family under 16 years of age. Chil
dren's ages are: Boys 15, 9, 7, 4,
2, 8 months; Girls 13, 12.
2. Mother seriously ill with in
curable disease. Father works at
odd jobs. Five children under 14
years of age. Children's ages are:
Boys 14, 12: Girls 8, 6, and 2.
3. Mother and nine children.
Father is in penitentiary. The
mother is crippled and unable to
work and support children. This
colored family lives in the Gibson
town section of Canton. Children's
ages are: Girls 16, 7, 5, 4, 2;
Boys 14, 13, 10 and 8.
4. Father, mother and five chil
dren. Father has physical dis
abilities. They reside in the Glb
sontown section of Canlon. The
ages of the children are: Girls
8, 4, 1; Boys 16, 12.
5. The father is unemployable
because of age and health compli
cations. The basic needs of his
three motherless children, a daugh
ter age 19, two sons, ages 15 and
12, are provided by the Welfare
Department. Help is needed to
bring Christ Bias chear into this
6. Widow and five dependent
children. Public assistance not
available until January 1, 1949.
Need food and clothing for Christ
mas. Children's ages: Girls 9, 6,
2; Boys 8 and 16.
7. Father, mother and three
children. Father crippled and
mother sick. Both parents unable
to do any work at all. They reside
in the Thickety Section of Canton.
The children's ages are: Girl 1;
and boys 10, 5.
8. Tenant farmer lives in re
mote section of county and no work
available during winter months.
Seven children under 15 years of
age. This family lives in the
Bethel section. The ages of the
children are: Girls 12, 8, 6, 4, 2;
Boys 15 and 10.
9. Father, mother and three
children. Father unable to work.
Mother has been sick for two years
and unable to work. They reside
in the Beaverdam section of Can-
The children's ages are: Girl
1; boys 14 and 4.
10. Mother and six children.
Father of children deserted and his
whereabouts is unknown. The
ages of the children are: Girls
12, 10, 5, 3; boys 14 and 8.
11. Widow and five children.
Children's ages: Girls 10, and 9
months; boys 8, 6, and 3.
12. This woman's husband Is
dead and left her with six children
to support'. Her basic needs will
be taken care of beginning January
1, 149, by the Welfare Depart
ment. This woman is overwhelmed
with responsibility for her chil
dren and she is trying to keep
them all In school except the pre
school age. Funds are needed to
lighten the burden of thia mother
and to provide a bit of cheer dur
ing the Christmas season. The
Percentage Increase,
states, compiled
National Industrial Conference Board
up 356 per cent
had the
A wora ot caution should be
given irt reading the figures. They
are averages. Whether you deal
with the $575 average in 1940 or
the $1,323 national average of
1947, that does not mean most
people got that sum or above.
One million-dollar income, for ex
ample, can overbalance a large
number of below-average incomes.
Another thing. There is no
reference to taxes. When in
comes increase, Uncle Sam talkes
a much bigger bite and there is
less left for spending. Also, the
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R., Judges.
Clyde N. C. West, Registrar;
Vanar Haynes, D., Jarvis Campbell,
R., Judges.
Big Creek J. M. Caldwell, Reg
istrar, J. C. Hopkins, D., J. H.
White. R., Judges.
Hazel wood W. A. Whitncr, Reg
istrar; John-Tittle, D., Fletcher
Kuykendall, Tt., Judges.
Jonathan Creek Dick Moody,
Registrar; J. J. Boyd, D., Vinson
Morrow, R., Judges.
Cataloochee L. C. Caldwell,
Registrar; Levi B. Caldwell, D.,
Cole Sutton, R., Judges.
White Oak Estella Teague, Reg
istrar; A. G. Baldwin, D., Jack P.
Bramlett, Judges.
Crabtree Fred Noland, Regis
trar; Hugh Best, D., J. C. Haney,
R., Judges.
Fines Creek Chas. B. McCrary,
Registrar; Roy Rogers, D., Jack
Ferguson, R., Judges.
East Fork Rex Pless, Registrar;
W. A. Pless, D., L. W. Clark, R.,
Lake Junaluska Elizabeth O.
Reeves, Registrar; Hugh C. Leath
erwood, D.; 'Tom Fincher, R.,
Beaverdam No. 1 W. W. Pless,
Registrar; , Jack Woody, D., Mrs.
D. P. Shook. ,Ri, Judges.
Beaverdam 'So. 2 Jack W. Chap
man, Registrar; Jake Smathers,
D Gladson Haney, R., Judges.
Beaverdam No. 3 Mrs. Howard
Smathers, Registrar; C. E. Cole,
D., Roy Matherson, R Judges.
Beaverdam No. 4 Bill Franklin,
Registrar; Wilmer J. Stevens, D.,'
John Teague, R., Judges.
Beaverdam No. 5 Fred Winfield,
Registrar; Elbert Mease, D., George
A. Wilson, R., Judges.
Beaverdam No. 6 S. C. Wood
Registrar; G. W. Smithers, D.,
George H. Johnson, R., Judges.
Charles Hill's automobile tore
through the guard-rail of a bridge,
plunged down a 30-foot embank
ment and crashed into a freight
car. Neither Hill nor a companion
was hurt.
children's ages are: Girls 15, 9,
6; boys 13, 12, and 4.
13. The father drifts from ohe
job to another. The mother does
the best she can under these cir
cumstances. The seven children
in the family, ranging in ages
from 12 years to one month, face a
desolate Christmas unless someone
plays' Santa Claus to them.
14. An aged childless couple who
nave no relatives and are totally
dependent on public assistance and
outside help for comfort and cheer.
15. A mother with five children.
A girl 18 will finish high school
next year and a boy, age 14, is
undergoing treatment for rheu
matic fever. A hoy, age 10, boy
age 7, and another age . are 'also
in the home. Also living in the
..V..IC is me ov-year-old grand
mother who U crippled and almost
helpless. This family', basic needs
re now covered by the Welfare
.'!,b!r,tKa,J,rlend ,8 neede to
provide Christmas cheer.
1B. rather is tenant farmer,
Mother is mental a . .
"i girtsix months.
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1940 - 1947
per capita figures take no ac
count of the number of wage
earners. An increased number of
wives are working. When you
speak of "aVferage" families of
four, more of the family incomes
come from two or more workers.
But the board figures do reflect
sharp increases in payments to
individuals. They are much higher
even than 1929. In 1929, U. S. per
capita income was $680, The $575
average in 1940 was lower. But by
1946 it had grown to $1,213, and
to $1,323 in 1947. Estimates for
1948 indicate it may be around
$100 a year higher.
Fire Loss
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ment officials estimated the loss
around $20,000. The fire occurred
last Easter morning. r
The local fire department is
headed by Clem Fitzgerald as fire
chief, and Felix Stovall, assistant
fire chief. The volunteer firemen
are: Walt McHaffey, Lewis Gibson,
B. R. Hundley, Brad McHaffey,
Tom Campbell, David Underwood,
Robert Chafin, Hub Burnett, Leon
Killian,' Jr., Will Strange, Ben
Sloan, Paul Young, Alfred Fowler,
Sam Kelley, H. P. Clay, and John
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gathered around the scene, there
was not a single scratch on the
hood of the jubilant man's car.
The truck driver breathed a sigh
of relief after the tedious maneu
vering was finished. He added
another coin in the parking meter
in order to recuperate before start
ing the journey through the moun
tains. The out of state man wheel
ed his Buick out of the tight situa
tion and headed toward the Peach
State with a relieved look on his
Rhodes Scholars
Ferebee Taylor (ton) ni CMnrA
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, uinvensny.01 nortn Carolina
honor graduate of 1942,- now a
student at Harvard Law school,
and Fred Wagner (bottom), Duke
University atudent' from Haddon
neld, N.,J., have been selected as
North Carolina's candidates for
Rhodes Scholarships, They were
chosen in competitive examinations
at Chapel Hill. (AP Photo).
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during the four years, lie p,.n ,
ated in many extra-curri, , i,
ities, being a member of n,,", "
ketball team for three year 7
was business manager for ). i,,, , '
room during his senior y,.ai ' '
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meniuer in i-ji club work ,ini(
was ten years old, ami le i, ,
much to encourage other ,
boys to enter club work
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pin, and a $50 check.
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proper change, depcnilim; ,'.',
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right amount in the meter.
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