The Motor Vehicle Department
announced today that it.s Mechani
cal Inspection Division checked a
total of 765.409 vehicles during
A total of 1 2.rif .4 inspections
were required to check these ve
hicles, since many tiad defects on
the first visit to the lanes and had
lo return two or more times be
fore they were approved.
The inspection report showed
that 314,294 vehicles, or 41 per
cent, were approved on their first
visit to the lanes, while the remain- i
ing 451 11S, or 59 per cent, were
rejected on their initial visit and
had to have defects corrected be
fore they received their blue seals
A total of 991,042 defects were i
found on ail vehicles checked Of ,
these, 20 per cent were for de
fective headlights. 24 per cent for
other lighting defects, 22 per cent
lor poor brakes, 14 per cent tor
steering deficiencies, and the re-
maining 20 per cent were for all
Wouldn't you like to settle down
in a job that really means some
thing as far as your future is
roncerned'.' Any ambitious young
man would. Here's how . . .
simply take full advantage of the
splendid opportunities now be
ing offered in the new V. S.
Army and U. S. Air Force. En
list now your pay starts at
once. You get free food and
housing, free clothing and equip
ment, free medical and dental
care, low-cost insurance. Plus
a retirement plan that doesn't
cost you a penny. Yet it means
retirement with an income after
20 years service Your future,
through the years, is important
to you. So do not delay in get
ting the full story today at vour
U. S. Army and U. S. Air Force
Kecruiting Station. It s at the
Post Office Bldg., Asheville N
C. Your Recruiter is an able
career expert who wijl be glad
to guide you in choosing your
own career You live better with
peace of mind Your sure knowl
edge of a secure future gives
you that happy feeling Here's
opportunity that's reallv monev
in 1he bank.
I The Best Selection Of
f COTTONS Are Always In Janu
- ; ary and February.
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PRESIDENT OF THE American Federation of Musicians, James C. Petrillo
(right), Is shown after presenting Fresident Truman with a solid gold
membership card and a silver plaque signifying honorary life member
ship. The tribute to America's best-known pianist was witnessed Id
Washington by William Green (left) A FX, head. (nternational)
Must Be Obtained
By February 1
All persons in the county de-
siring to bum fields must obtain a i
burning permit by Februars 1 ac-
cording to an announcement todav !
by R. E. Caldwell, county forest
warden ' ;
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J, 9naltwen. repor,ed ,,hati
been LuX, ir . , V.:Z'l.Foy-c- Pst"' Cruso; T.
month ' ;
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Bu, ning permns may be obtain-
ed from the following persons. Mr.
Ben Hill, Chamber Mountain 1
Tower. Phone 5562, R. E. Caldwell,
Phone 38-M-4; H. M Allen Smoke ,
Chaser. Aliens Creek road; Clem ;
riuscuiu. naynesvine fire Ue-
partment: Canton Fire Depart-,
ment; John A. Plott, Plotts Creek
road; Tom Alexander. Cataloochee
Ranch: M L. McGaha MaPPi.-
Brooks Store. Maggie: Del I wood
Post Office; Robert Howell,
athan Creek; Dave Brown. Hemp -
hill: N. L Carver. Hemphill; J. H.
other defects, including horn, mir
ror, windshield wiper, windshield,
tires, and exhaust system.
GETS HIS CARD
Sv., f-J I
McElroy, Jonathan Creek; C. H.
Franklin. Covt. Creek; H F. Hog
Je Jenkins, White Oak; Mrs.
J. D Duiketl. White Oak; Shorty
Arning'ton.Puilher Creek; Grady
Walker. Kn.es Creek; Lloyd Sutton,
JV'" nv,'k: Gt'orge Best' Clabt''ef;
"arlev K:ll'bon Kines Creek;
G,'fdv Dav,s- Ilon Duff: J- R Cald"
"e Iron Du,T; Max Cochrane,
l'ake Junaluska; J. H. Beach, Camp
Branch; A. E. Caldwell, Barber's
Orchard; Oswald Holcombe, Big
s- Howt'u, Bl East Fork.
L- A. Tranthani, Thickety; Bur-)
nette storc. Liule- East Fork. Mark
Thomnsnn Thirhn, ih r I
. r ' , 'x- j , uo'iu in-iiu,
Heaverdam: Billy Boyd. Silver i
Dairy; Miss Dixie Campbell Clerk 1
of ,ouvV, oirk.e; Taft Fe,uson j
ir i)uIT bridge; Hardv Phillips,!
Mt. S.e. ling; Sutton's Store. ML I
and Nath Walker, Clyde.
J1NXED BY No. 13
' CHICAGO (UP.) Bus company
Jon-t"ofTic;li,s ,lilve decided to skip Na.
;13 'hen the next group of vehicles
is ready for public service. Of the
27 shiny new buses recently intro
I duced to city streets. No. 13 was the
i first lo meet wit!) disaster. It
crashed through an iron fence and
1 dug up a garden. .
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TEL ? fflKR? ?S0K,PIR DRESSES ARE HERE
THE WAYNES VILLE MOUNTAINEER
A number by the first grade
rhythm band proved to be a high
light in the chapel program given
by the first grade at the Crabtree
Iron Duff weekly chapel program
Friday, January 21.
Members of the band are as fol
lows' leader, Joyce Davis; cymbal,
Jerry Hoglen; tambourines, Elbert
Presnell, Jimmy Smithy Billy Mc
Elroy;! drum, Gene Glance; tri-J
angles, Ruth Connard, Henry Long,
Rufus Haney, Vaughn McCracken;
birds, Nancy Leming and Jane
McElroy; bells, Robert Walker,
Chjrlstene Heneon(, Tommy Wil
liamson; rhythm sticks Eva Stev
enson, Junior Presnell, Kenneth
Caldwell, Johnny Schibor, Jerry
Parks; jingle sticks, Hairl Cochram,
Harold Dean Messer, J. E. Hill.
The scripture was given by
Henry Long, Nancy Leming, Jane
McElroy, Jerry Hoglen, Harold
Dean Messer, Carlyle Ferguson
and Gene. Glance. The prayer was
given by the entire grade.
The following songs were given
also: "The Iney Wincy Spider,"
"The Wise Man," "Come On, Grey
Ponyy' and "Humpty Dumpty."
Two playleUs vlere presented,
"Chicken Little," and "Goats in
Cornfield." The first graders in
"Chicken Little" were Boy, Gene
Glance; goats, Vaughn McCracken,
Tommy Williamson and Carlyle
Ferguson; 'rabbit, Jerry Hoglen;
fox, Harold Dean Messer; bee
Characters in the playlet "Chick
en Little" were -Chicken Little.
Joyce Davis; Henny Penny, Nancy
Leming: Ducky Lucky. Jane Me
Elroy; Goosy Loosy, -Billy McElroy;
Turky Lurky, Henry Long; Foxy
Loxy, Elbert Presnell. .
Mr, H..oh i.
&m f uiuiiu uii it. ifU Llltr
program, and Mrs. Philip Chase
FORT WORTH, Tex. (UPi An
absent-minded policeman offered
to pay a $S parking fine for a
woman motorist because he had
forgotten to put in the nickel she
gave him during the time she was
in a doctor's office. Instead, the
judge commended him for' his
honesty and dismissed the ticket.
American antelope are extreme
ly swift ' and have been paced by
automobiles at 70 miles an hour.
Tan Bst love to'"live"ta
eottins." Then choose this charm-'
iH R0CKINCHAIR casual. Tie
buttMown front, pert pocket
duet and easy skirt spell "Value"
and beauty galore!
Red Trial Judge
i . miuju L inn inxm
JUDGE H. R. MEDINA
PRESIDING Judge at the trial of 12
top Red leaders In New York's Fed
eral Court is Judge H. R. Medina
(above), one of America's top au
thorities on law. The Communists
are charged with conspiring to form
a party advocating overthrow of
the government. (nternational)
Old Man River Seems
To Flow Uphill
MINNEAPOLIS (U.P.) Now the
scientists have come up with a
new one. The Mississippi River
Dr. Lorenz G. Straub, head of
the University of Minnesota hy
draulics laboratory, explains it this
The earth is thicker at the equa
tor than at the north and south
poles. The thickness increases
roughly one mile for every 480
miles north or south of the poles.
That figures out to about 13 miles
difference between the polar meas
urement and 'the thickness at the
Because the Mississippi River is
1,200 miles long, the mouth of the
river turns out to be about two I
and a half miles further from the
center of the earth than the source.
Want Ads brine quick results.
Home Agent Lists
Cheese and eggs nave moved to
the forefront of the February list
of plentiful foods, just released by
the U. S. Department of Agricul
Miss Mary Margaret Smith, home
demonstration agent for the State
College Extension Service, points
out the flush production season for
eggs has begun, and that fresh eggs
will be plentiful in all important
producing sections. February egg
prices are expected to follow the
customary seasonal uownwaiu
trend, she said.
Unusually large stocks of cheese
have accumulated in recent
months, leading to sharp price de
clines during the season when
prices normally rise.
Most plentiful fruits of the
month will be fresh and
Processed citrus fruits and
winter pears. Plentitul vegetaDies
include Irisb potatoes, cabbage,
carrots, onions, and spinach.
Georgia broiler producers, along
with growers in Delaware, Mary
land, Virginia, and North Carolina,
will send abundant supplies of
broilers to markets during the
months, Miss Smith reported, to
provide consumers with a delicious
meat for February meals.
In addition to the foods listed,
the home agent said plentiful sup
plies of honey, pecans, peanut but
ter, canned corn, peas, and cran
berries, dried prunes and raisins,
fresh and frozen fish, and corn
and oat products will be on the
Dried beans and peas should be
plentiful also, to offer menu plan
ners an excellent source of vege
table protein and food energy.
The Waynesville High School
Junior 4-H Club held its regular
monthly meetig on last Thursday
Mr. Cline spoke on the new 4-H
club camp to be built at the Stale
Test Farm and plans were com
pleted for 4-H Club Achievement
Group singing was led bv Miss
During the business session Miss
Dorothy Muse was elected secre-
tary to take the place of Miss Rose
Marie Leatherwood, who recently
resigned, and new record books
were distributed to the members.
This fastidiously' tailored
R0CKINCHA1R two-piece dress i
destined to see yon tail) through
many a warm-weather occasion!
Even the price was planned tJ
eep yourjeaipratttr dowt
IN ALL THE PAS
keep your Jemperature dowei.
Sizes 10 to 44
Mrs. Holt Is
s. H. H. Holt was hostess for
the January meeting of the Crab-
tree-Hyder Home Demonstration
at her home on Friday afternoon.
Mrs. Marshall Kirkpatrick presid
ed. Miss Mary Margaret Smith, home
agent, gave a demonstration on
"Know Your Organization" and pro
ject leaders reported as follows:
foods And food preservation, Mrs.
C. O. Newell; gardens, Mrs. Lowery
Ferguson; poultry, Mrs. H. H. Holt;
home beautification, Mrs. Weaver
Haney, and health, Mrs. Marshall
Mrs. Newell also reported on sev
eral books including "The Citadel,"
by Cronin; "More Than We Are,"
by Bro; "Prayer In Common Life,"
by Harkness; and "Mahatma Gand
hi" by Jones.
During the social hour the host
ess served a salad course.'
Dr. and Mrs. R. L. McKittrick
spent the week end In Edgefield,
S. C, as the guests of relatives.
Orchids $3.50 to $)
Roses $3.00 to $,
Carnations $2.50 to
Gardenias $2.50 to $1
WE ARE GIVING 20 TO THE POLIO Fl
Many Blooming Potted Plants Sl.OO
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Over 200 New Cotton Dr
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