lit Gets Out
helpers here in
d by B"UP of
i Santa s helper
I one little girl
tat do you want
K asked with a
1 on her hips,
jon in her voice
.ihinn in mv let-
r i ho radio, and
ping it, and now
ithered his wits,
gy, explained that
gtooa ner namr,
1 ilL-H nff hilt
rtf complete satis-
h dropped his key
( of the post office
it hit the pave
flng broke, leaving
I si reel.
antes later before
fussed. The man
spot he remem
he container, and
$ lay the two keys,
to the front doors
places on Main
iper rushed to the
XT, twisting her
ive me a bottle of
jay odor. It Is for
fot mad at me last
ridge, and she said
speak to me again,
already sent me a
hurry, I want to
4k)v cn she- want
ere In N, Y.
less man here Mow
ing a dozen or so
lor Christmas gifts
fees, when a curious
& to the clerk and
fho is going to get
Dispercd in mysteri
fhese are for some
ids the others get
one lifted her eye
id tHted her nose as
it noon Monday)
i 'collection .... 65c-70c
100 lbs. 2.75
h. 21 Partly cloudy
warmer with some
'rain in the evening,
ed by the staff of the
The Waynesville Mountaineer
Pnblis-hed Twice-A Week In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
No. 101 12
W. H. Crawford of Svi ri
crat. scored a sweeping victory in
the special election hew ..'....
for the 32nd district Slate Senator
on ine Dasis of incomplete and un-
oniciai returns received this morn
ing. Crawford polled .i 2fi7 -t.,. ...,i.
69 of 87 precincts reporting in five
Western North Carolina counties
His Republican opponent flola v
Ferguson of Speedwell. ' revived
The election was held t
a successor to t lie late Mrs i: .
McKee of Sylva, who had Uvn
elected to her fourth term in tin
November 2 general election.
Crawford won a lanri-sliH,.
tory in Haywood county as the vot
ers gave him a 15-1 margin over
Ferguson. According lo official re
turns from the county's 22 pre
cincts, Crawford received I 542
votes, compared to 13G for Fergu
son, Jerry Rogers, chairman nf n,,.
board of elections, rcporled i his
The voters in Crablree lr,n-
Duff and Catalooehee oieeim-is
failed to cast a single Republican
vote in Saturday's election.
Crawford had lost to ih.. i.-.t.
Mrs. McKee in the May Democratic
primary by a single vole, and was
nominated by the Jackson County
Democratic Executive Committee
as the special election candidate.
The son of Mrs. W. E. Crawford
and the late Mr. Crawford of C'ul
lowhee, he formerly taught in
Jackson County schools for 12
years. He is now in business in
Crawford was graduated trnm
Cullowhee High School and West
ern Carolina Teachers College, re
ceiving his B. S. degree in 1936.
His school career is unusual in
that he began teaching in the
smallest school in the county and
ended, iu.JJhe largest, Sylv High
BcIiW, where hserved ffi prin
Cipal for three years.
He is a member of the Sylva
Methodist Church, serving as stew
ard and Sunday School superin
tendent. He Is a Mason and a
member of the Sylva Lions Club.
The vote by precincts is as fol
lows: Precinct Crawford Ferguson
Crabtree 64 0
Iron Duff 53 n
Pigeon 37 12
Ivy Hill 43 fl
Fines Creek 3f) 12
Cecil 27 fl
Lake Junaluska 67 3
East Fork 17 3
Beaverdam No. 1 9
Beaverdam No 2 65 4
Beaverdam No 3 84 1
Beaverdam No 4 54 2
Beaverdam No. 5 16
Beaverdam No. 6 2R
Jonathan Creek 33
N. Waynesville 570
S. Waynesville 1"1
White Oak 10
Big Creek 13
Year In '48
The directors of the First Slate
Bank in Hazelwood declared a divi
dend at their meeting Thursday,
paid bonuses, and transferred 52.
500 to the surplus fund.
The report of the business show
ed an exceptionally good year, ac
cording to R. L. Prevost. Sr.. cha.r
man of the board of directors.
The bank opened in September.
1946, and has resources of $00
000 the records showed This is
the second year the institution has
paid a dividend. The bank is a
member of the Federal Deposit
Officers are Jonathan Moody,
president; Joe Davis, vice-president;
John Smith, cashier, R
Prevost, Sr., chairman of the board
Directors are Woody. Prevost. C. M.
Allen, J. E. Massie and L. M.
Overdue Books Are
Urged To Be Returned
All overdue books at the Hay
wood county library returned be
tween now and January 3. , U1 no
be subject to a fine, Mm Margaret
Johnston, librarian, announced this
a.so stated that
Symphony Director Visits Here
Dr. and Mrs. Benjamin Swalin, the former is director of the
North Carolina Sniphony Orchestra. They discussed their work
before the Music Club Friday, and plans are being made to push
memberships to get the orchestra here for concerts later this spring.
Lillle Symphony Plans
Spring Concert Here Under
Auspices Of Music Club
C. Of C. Board
To Make Plans '
For 1949 Officers
The board of directors of the
Chamber of Commerce will meet
tonight al 7 30 Among the several
matters to mine up will be a re
port of the nominating committee.
The complete ballot is lo be com
pleted tnniuht, and the election of
the IfMfl directors held al an early
.lames I. Kilpal rit'k. vice presi
dent, will preside in the absence of
Wayne Cm penitiK. president, who
is recuperating from a recent oper
ation. (II hi i in.iKei s will include a re
port on the recent banquet uiven
fin I he liinih;iil le.Mii and band, it
was aiinniineeil In Slanly Henry.
seirel.'ii ol the orKani.alion.
An annual Christmas Tree pro
mam vmII be staKed Friday after
noon in the courtroom of the court
house at 3 o'clock, under the spon
sorship of the Waynesville Wo
hurt program of Christinas
under the direction of
Islev will be held. Miss
e Liner will read the Christ
The Woman's Club has taken
over three needy families in the
county lo provide them with food
and clothing for Christmas. People
arc urged to bring food and cloth
ing for needy families to be used
in the Christmas Tree event. The
clothing, articles and food may be
left at the Health Department office
11 Families Still Without Christmas Cheer
With the spirit f Christmas
filling the brisk mountain air,
elrren needy families of Hay
wood County are facing the pros
pect of empty stockings and bare
cupboards come Deember 25,
unless the people of this county
open their hearts and supply the.
needs to heal the wounds of these
Since the campaign was launch
ed last week, through the co
operation of the Mountaineer and
the Haywood County Welfare De
partment, only five of the II
cases listed have been takes by
The other 11 case are solely
dependent on gifla of others dur-.
ini this Christmas season. Are
and United Press News
After an address by Benjamin F.
Swalin. director of the North Car.
Una Symphony, before the Music
Club here Friday, Oj member de
cided to'gtt ofl'Hril-spnors
to bring the Little Symphony liere
next spring, and to sell member
ships to the Symphony Aaaoclation
to the amount of $750.
Previously it had been decided
lo postpone bringing the musical
aggregatlpn here this aprihg, but
after hearing the director, it was
decided to proceed with the plans,
with the campaign to get under
way January 5th.
The orchestra has appeared here
for the tst several years, and al
ways give a chldrcn's concert on
the afternoon before the public
concert that evening.
Dr. Swalin explained that $300
would guarantee the children's con
cert, and that $750 would give the
two concerts, although that sum is
some $200 less than actual ex
penses, he said.
Mrs. Jonathan Woody will direct
the membership drive starting
500 People Attend
Of Training Unions
Approximately 500 people at
tended the mobilization meeting of
the Haywood Associational Train
ing Union at the First Baptist
Church in Canton last week.
The program featured "M"
night, and plans were launched for
the coming year. Mrs. Sam Knight,
training union director, was In
charge of the meeting.
A council meeting of officers
and leaders was held at 6:45, with
the following participating: Rev.
H. L. Smith', pastor advisor, Sam
Saunders. Mrs. F. H. Gentry, Mrs.
Albert Messer, Mrs. Earl Reece
and Mrs. Dave Cabe.
Dr. J. C. Canipe, secretary of
the evangelism for North Carolina,
(See 500 Attend Page 2)
we going: to let Santa Claus paao
over their chimney without
leaving toys, food and clothing
for these needy families, which
include several barefooted chil
dren and frail babies?
Interested persons who would
like to have the privilege of act
ing as Santa Claus to these needy
families may do so by calling the
local Welfare Department at 125.
So far, only five of the 1 desti
tute families are assured of a
"white" Christmas, snowing need
ed articles of food, clothing and
toys for the kids, while the other
families may have a "black"
Christmas If VuZr needs a rent
met within the next few days by
thnet who hare a horn of plenty.
WAYNESVILLE, N. C.
The 65 attending the annual
father and son banquet, sponsored
by the Clyde FFA last Thursday
night, heard encouraging reports as
to the activities of the club for the
W. Curtis Russ. editor of The
Mountaineer, was the speaker, and
stressed the Importance of the FFA
work, und its practical application
for young men entering into the
field of agriculture.
Massie Osborne, president of the
Chapter, was master of ceremonies,
and recognized R. C. Evans, who
presented the guests, which in
cluded members of the Clyde
school board and county officials.
William llaynes gave a toast to
the dads, with Glenn D. Brown
responding for the fathers. Mr.
Brown briefly stressed the im
portance of "good citizenship".
Bruce Caldwell gave a detailed
report on the accomplishments of
the chapter for the past year,
pointing out the fact that the na
tional silver placquo for special
achievements had been won tor
two consecutive years; eiled the
many awards won by boys in cattle
shows, and concluded his remarks
by pointing that the assets of the
35 members now total $18,000.
President Osborne crowned Miss
(See Clyde AAA Page 2)
There will be an Important meet
ing of the officers, directors, and
special committees of the Haywood
County Farm Bureau on Wednes
day night, December 22. al 7:30
o'clock in the county agent's office,
Charles B. McCrary, president, an
nounced this morning.
The purpose of this meeting will
be to draw ipl some resolutions
UT1ifenTJr5alfpt,oVara( a v gen
eral meeting which will be held in
Mr. McCrary urges that all di
rectors, officers and special com
mittees attend the meeting to
Large Crowd Enjoys Annual
High School Music Concert
High School Glee
Club Holds Concert
At Baptist Church
An appreciative audience com
pletely ftilied the auditorium of
the First Baptist Church Sunday
night for a special program of
Christinas music by the 80 voices
of the high school glee club under
Ihe direction of Charles Isley.
Rev. L. G. Elliott, pastor, opened
the union service, and was assisted
hy Rev. M. R. Williamson, pastor
of the Presbyterian Church, and
Rev. R. L. Young, of the Methodist
The chorus sang a selection from
The Messiah, as well as "Break
Forth O Beauteous Heavenly
Light" and "Slumber Song of the
Infant Jesus". Also. "O Come All
Ye Faithful ", followed by "God
Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen", and
"Beautiful Saviour". The closing
selection was "Silent Night".
Fred Calhoun, Miss Mozeile
Liner and Donald Matney had solo
Miss Mary Ann Massie was ac
companist for the group, and Mrs.
Douglas Moore, organist, played for
the several hymns sung by the con
gregation. The entire program was
broadcast over WHCC.
The eases that still are without
hopes of a Merry Christmas are
The sixteen cases are as follows:
Case Number 1. Father and mo
ther both physically unable to do
hard work. They 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. Mather 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 , 6, and 2.
3. Mother and nine children.
Father is in penitentiary. The
mother is crippled and iinahl. to
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 21, 1948 $3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
Christmas Business Shows
Upward Trend; Mail Heavy
Dayton Rubber Company
Fetes Employes At Party
Edition To Appear
Here On Friday
Plans are being completed for
the annual Christmas edition of
The Mountaineer on Friday.
Special features and many pic
tures which have made the edi
tion in the past so popular will
be used attain.
A large number of Christmas
greetings from firms will feature
the edition. AU firms wanting a
greetings message are asked to
notify the advertising depart
ment by 10 o'clock Wednesday.
A special art service la available
at no additional cost.
This year the entire front page
will be a special piece of art,
without any news. The regular
news front page will be on page
three of this special edition.
Since business here In general
will suspend on Saturday and
Monday, The Mountaineer will
not be published the 28th. There
will be only one edition next
week, that on Friday, December
To Appeal Of Lions
The public response to the Lions
Dime Board on Friday and Satur
day was gratifying, according to
Lester Burgin, Jr., chairman of the
health agd we,llare. comnjittef. .
The Club is trying to raise 1,
200 by the 'Dime Board to pay for
the clothing spent last week out
fitting 102 children. The Dime
Board is being operated daily in
front of the Chamber of Commerce
A large appreciative audience
heard the annual Christmas con
cert presented last Thursday night
by the Waynesville Township High
School band and chorus, under the
direction of Charles Isley.
The high school hand opened the
musical program with a march,
"Hands Across the Sea." followed
by six other enjoyable selections.
This composed the initial portion
of the event. A trombone solo bv
Luther Shaw was widely acclaim
ed hy the packed crowd.
The chorus sang several sacred
Christmas numbers. Solos by Fred
Calhoun, Grace Benton and Don
Matney. were well received by the
audience. The Jingle Bells selec
tion by the Kids' chorus brought a
large round of applause from the
The final part of the program
was composed of two selections by
the band and chorus. Carol Under
wood, student director, was in
charge of the band, while Mr. Isley
directed the chorus.
The audience left the auditorium
enriched with the Christmas spirit
so capably instilled in them by the
fine performance of the band and
Mr. Isley was presented with a
$50 bill, shirt, tie and socks, by
members of the high school band
and chorus in appreciation for his
leadership and direction of the two
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 Gib
sontown section of Canton. The
ages of the children are: Girls
8, 4, 1; Boys 18, 12.
9. 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 Christmas cheer into this
(Se 11 Families Pae 2)
Between 600 and 700 people en
joved Ihe annual Christinas party
of Dayton Rubber Company at the
high school audilorium Saturday
night. The 450 children of the em
ployees were given gifts at the
close of I be program, which was
made up of a variety of entertain
ment. Clyde Fisher, who has been with
the Wanesville plant longer than
any other employee, opened the
program and presented J. G. Mc
Kinley, plant manager, who in turn
read a telegram of greetings from
A. L. Freedlaiuler. president, who
was dciaincd from getting here for
The party for the 450 employees
was prepared and arranged by Ned
Tucker, personnel director of the
Jack McKeohan, of Knoxville.
gave n series of magic demonstra
t inns, and this was followed by a
program of music and songs by the
Carpenter String Band, with Read
Wilson as master of ceremonies.
"Smiling Red" Raper was soloist,
and the Chandler sisters gave a
number of special numbers, as did
Christine Langworthy, an accor
Santa Claus greeted the large
audience and persuaded several
score of Children to sing Christmas
carols, after he had interviewed
Ihem as to their wishes on Christ
mas Eve. The large array of gifts
were handed out by young ladles
trom the plant.
The front of the auditorium and
stage were decorated with lighted
Christmas trees and evergreens.
Shot Kills Mathis;
Edward Lyman Mathis, 44, State
prison camp employe, was instantly
killed shortly after noon Sunday
when he accidentally shot himself
with a .32 calibre pistol.
The accident took place in the
living room of his home in the
Plott Creek section. According to
investigating officers, Mathis pick
ed up an unloaded revolver with
which bis two-year-old son was
playing and loaded it with a blank
shell and a live round.
He then pointed the gun at his
head an it went off, officers said
they were told. Also in the living
room at the time were his wife,
a 12-year-old daughter and three
Coroner J. Krank Pate was call
ed lo the scene at 1:30 o'clock and
immediately impanelled a Jury
which gave the "accident" verdict.
Those composing Ihe coroner's
jury were: M. C. Lovcdahl, J. N.
Powell. James Sheehan. Arthur
Sheehan. A. P. Jenkins and George
Officers investigating the shoot
ing were Sheriff R. B. Welch. Po
lice Chief Orville Noland, Patrol
man O. R. Roberts, Jeff May, Bill
Woolen and Billy Sawyer and Dep
uties Max Cochran and Bob Ray.
Surviving are the widow, Mrs.
Hattie Robinson Mathis: two Sons.
Leroy of Black Mountain and
Doyle David of the home; one
daughter, Betty Jean: the parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Merritt Mathis; three
brothers. Robert of Asheville, Lew
is of Waynesville and Lloyd of U.
S. Army in New Mexico; three sis
ters. Mrs. Bill Creasman of Swan
nanoa. Mrs. Mock Webb. Forest
City, and Miss Liila Mae Mathis
Funeral arrangements, under
the direction of Garrett Funeral
Home, were incomplete early Mon
Felmet Is Honored
By Lions Club
Dave Felmet was the "Mr. Activ
ity" of the Lions Club last Thurs
day night. This event is staged
every few weeks, when a civic
leader is honored for his outstand
ing work in the community.
Besides being president of the
Merchants Association, he is active
in the American Legion, Chamber
of Commerce, and Rotary Club. He
heads the membership drive of the
Chamber of Commerce this year,
and played a prominent part in the
recently staged Tobacco Harvest
Ernest Edwards, chairman of the
committee naming ."Mr Activity",
said the next person would be hon
ored in a stiort time. ,
A Uttte tor ws sayta W
go-to-bed prayers to WW
Imr mlM. '.'""."''''' ''.'
-I cant hear ys, dear." W J
"Wuf talking to v too."
uid the amall MM firmly.
Christmas business in this com
munity took a sudden upward trend
over the week-end with many mer
chants reporting record sales for
Business started off briskly Mon
day morning, as hundreds of cus
tomers rushed the stores for last
minute purchases. For the most
part, stocks were holding up well,
but tree decorations in many stores
had been exhausted, as were cer
tain size tree bulbs.
The supplies of candies were
holding up well in almost every
store, as were fruits and nuts.
Merchants were making special
arrangements for full stocks for the
remainder of the week. Many were
getting in late orders to replenish
their stocks, and as a rule, indi
cations show that stocks will be
Toy departments are getting low
on some of the smaller items, while
larger units of wheelgoods moved
good over the week-end.
Postmaster J. Hardin Howell re
ported this morning that the post
office was handling a larger volume
(See Holiday Business Page 2)
A Good Year
The directors of the First Na
tional Bank here on Filday trans
ferred $23,000 of earnings to the
surplus fund, thus making that
fund two and a half times that of
the capital stock.
James E. Massie, vice chairman
of the board, was in charge of the
meeting, in the absence of J. R.
The report of the officers show
ed a good year, and the customary
dividends and bonuses were paid.
The First National Bank is the
oldest national bank in the state
in this district.
The directors are: J. R. Boyd.
J. E. Massie. J. W. Ray. L. N. Da
vis. J. H. Way. Jonathan Woody,
Glenn C. Palmer and J. A. Prevost.
Will Gather At
Thf r01llnr nmnlhlir ......... .. nt
a - ...... iHctllllg ut
the Haywood county Medical Soci
ety will be held in the dining room
of the hospital Tuesday night. De
cember 21. at 8 o'clock. Dr. Boyd
Owen announced this morning.
The meeting place has been
changed from the Nurses Home to
the dining room, Dr. Owen empha
sized. Mr. Dribrell, Red Cross repre
sentative from Atlanta, Ga.. will
discuss the proposed plans for the
Blood Bank in this vicinity. All
members of the society are urged
to be present for the meeting.
County Offices To Close
Friday Through Monday
All offices in the court house
will be closed Friday. Saturday
and Monday, it was announced this
morning by George Brown, Jr..
county manager. These holidays
are in keeping with all State of
fices. Mr. Brown stated.
Injured .... 42
(This information com
piled from Records of
State Highway Patrol).