TOTE WAYNESVILLE MOUNTAINEER
Monday Afternoon, December IS
. Fines Creek's girls stayed un
defeated last Tuesday night by wal-loping-the
Canton girls, 41-31, at
the Fines Creek gym.
v, Canton's boys, however, smoth
ered, the Fines Creek boys, 4f-22.
in the nightcap.
It was the season's opener, for
the Canton cagers, and the third
contest of the campaign for the
Again, it was Forward Edith
Rathbone who set the scoring pace
for the unbeaten sextet. .
This time she connected for 27
points; tops for the contest.
Miss Messer led the losers with
In the boys' game, Center Ron
nie Hall of the Bears took individu
al scoring honors with 16 points,
while B. Kirkpatrick. a guard, was
hifih for the losers with 11.
The Canton boys showed signs
of owning another powerhouse
like the one that steamrollered
through last season to the cham
pionships of two major tourna
ments. They were playing without the
services of Jerry Alexander, high
scoring ace of last season.
Fines Creek (41) Canton (31)
F E. Rathbone (27) McCreary J8)
F J. Clark (61 Messer U5H
F R. Ferguson 4i Parion (3i I
Q C. Ledford Bentley j
G M, Rogers Brank
G-K. Messer Cook
Subs: Fines Creek B. Rathbone
(2). D: Rathbone (2), P. Russell, M.
Rathbone, J. Trantham, D. Rector,
M. Trantham, and K. Russell.
Canton ' Barlow, Ford, Palen'
ll), Johnson (4). '
Senator Hoey Cuts Birthday Cake
I i ; , ; p
: h I t if '
: . i m1r ; I
, L 1
North Cuiolina's senior U. S Senator Clyde Hoey cuts the festive
cake on his 73rd birthday anniversary at Shelby. He is celebrating
the event as honor guest at the annual dinner of the Shelby Cham
ber of Commerce. The 50-pound cake was given to the senator by
Boat's Bakery which has just built one of the south's largest cak
plants in Shelby. (AP Ilioto)..
Ftns Creek (22) Canton (42)
F-iD. Rathbone : Wells (7)
F-B. Rogers Coman (4)
CJ, Rathbone (4) Hall (16)
J. C. Ledford (7) Moore (7)
Q B. Kirkpatrick (11) Medlin (3)
Subs: Fines Creek
ford. Canton Hipps, Parker, Sta
mey (3), Polndexter 12), Sutton
Event For Dec. 20
The Annual Christmas Program
i of the Free Methodist Church will
! hp held this vpar in the Auditorium
-Payne, Led-1 ,.f thp F.;it Wnvnesvilln Schonl
this Wednesday night, Dec. 20 at
i A program of variety and Christ
mas cheer will greet all who at
tend. The Advent of the Holy Child of
Bethlehem as it was told by An
gels, Shepherds and Wise Men 2,
1 000 years ago over Judean Hills,
I will be graphically and charmingly
j presented by a group of Wayncs
: ville girls and boys from 3 years
! of age upward.
' - Upper Crabtree's girl and bov A spef,ia' ? PT
cagers defeated the Aliens Creek ! "V" 5" Y T.u
Community Development Program ! lAhe T""'Agers clasf' w,tl) the
squads in all four games of a pair I Anel CJloir s'ng,ng the, ,caro!s; ,
Ji doubleheaders recently. ! . Mrs: Evora Boers "st at
In the first of the twin bills, the 1 th lanot' a"d ,hpre W,U be'
Uoar Cr9htr airU HoH th ..addition to chorus singing, by the
lens Creek "girls, 31-30, and the
Upper Crabtree boys emerged with
a 47-39 Vlctnrv I
Takes Two CDP
By BARBARA BEST
The first of the series was played
at the Crabtree-lron Duff gym.
' In the return twin bill, staged at
the Hazelwood School, the Crab
tree sextet romped to a 48-21 vic
tory, while the Crabtree boys won
their contest over the Aliens Creek
Forwards Betty Jo Russell and
Ed Rogers, both of Crabtree, top
ped the winners in their respective
games both nights.
Miss Russell connected for 16
points In the first game, and boost
ed her total to 29 in the Monday
Ed racked up 19 points in his
first outing, and 17 in his second.
His first action topped both teams
In individual scoring.
In thp second game, however.
Buchanan of Aliens Creek won in
dividual scoring honors with a 19
Miss Russell's total in each game
was tops for individual players on
both sides. .
i Angel choir
quartets, duets and a
is cordially invited
Club To Give
An Operetta, "The Night Before
Christmas," will be presented by
the Bethel High School Glee Club
Monday at 7:30 p.m. .
The action takes place in a moun-
i tain cabin and centers around
poor family who was made very
happy on Christmas eve.
The east includes Grace Erwin
as Mother Bisbee; Patsy Fore Em
ma Sue Huskey, Birdell Gorrell,
Mickey Twiggs as her children.
Others are: Doris Rollins, Patsy
McCracken, Peggy Peake, Martha
Russell, Martha Metcalf, Hugh K.
Terrell, Edgar Blalock, Stuart
Sentell, Martha June Vance, Nellie
Johnson, Louise Chambers, Ann
Smathers, Jean Metcalf, Iva Lee
Burnette, Betty Jean Burress, Don
aid McCracken, Bill Queene, David
Boone, Nancy Cooke and a chorus
of singers. m
There will be no admission
charge and everyone is Cordially
invited to attend.
The Haywood County Library
will close at 'noon Saturday, De
cember 23, and will remain closed
through Monday and Tuesday of
next week for the Christmas holi
This announcement was made
by Miss Margaret Johnston, librari
an, who also stated that there will
be no Bookmobile service during
Music Club Will Not
Meet This Month
Announcement has been made
that - the Waynesville Music Club
will not hold December meeting.
Section To Meet
The local Peoples' Section of the
United Nations will meet at 2:30
P. M, Thursday at the Waynesville
Presbyterian Church to discuss
America's role In the current UN
The Section, sponsored by the
'Waynesville Woman's Club, will
consider the question: "What
Should The United States try to ac
complish at this Assembly?"
The session will precede the reg
ular meeting of the Woman's Club.
- Mrs. R. C. Lane of Lake Juna
luska, chairman Of the Club's In
ternational relations committee will
preside over the Section meeting.
St. John's Students To Give Operetta On Wednesday
1 - -
These students of St". John's will present the annual Christmas operetta on Wednesday evening at
eight o'clock in the auditorium of the school. Front row, left to right: Amelia Gibson, Rose Anne
Greeb, Emily Ingram, Mark Felchter, Herbert Gibson, Roman Sierenga, and Myrna Miller. Back row:
hex relchter, Charlene Duckett, Ann Gudris, David Henry, Ilsa Felchter, and Sarah Reeves.
.". ' "' (Photo by Ingrain's Studio).
Otis Brow- of Greensboro, form
er national commander of the Vet
erans of Foreign Wars, will address
Lawrence Clark, Jr., a senior in
the N. C. State College Textile
School, returned hom'e for the
Christmas holidays last week to
spend his vacation with his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Archie Clark of
John Edwards Thomas, who Is a
senior at the University of Virginia,
has arrived to spend the holidays
with his parents, Adm, and Mrs.
W. N. Thomas, at their home at
Miss Mary Jean West, student at
Meredith College, has arrived to
spend Christmas with her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Homer West. .
Miss Peggy Noland, student at
the University of Iowa, is here to
spend the holidays with her par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. D, Reeves No
land. Misses Margaret and Katherine
James, daughters of Mr. and Mrs.
Jesse James, are here from Mere
dith College to spend Christmas.
AND LIVED HAPPILY
RICHMOND, Va. Thirty-two
families squabbled among them
selves and with city and postal of
ficials here wanting a change in
the tiame of their street. They fin
ally proposed Harmony Lane.
Much Interest In
Much interest is being shown in
the annual Christmas concert by
the 55-piece high school band and
90-volce chorus at high school on
The program will feature Christ
mas numbers, with several com
bined selections by the 145 musi-
a meeting of the Waynesville VFW I cjans, under the direction of
Post Wednesday night.
The Session will open at 7:30
p.m. in the commissioners' room of
the Haywood County Court House.
Albert Marshall, commander of
the local post, will preside.
Mr. Brown arrived here yester
day to help local leaders plan
methods for boosting membership
in the organization in tins' area.
Mr. Marshall said there are 35
active members In the local post
now,- but that there are between
300 and 400 former members who
have allowed their active status to
The session Is aimed at reviving
interest on the part of non-members
in general and former mem
bers in particular, in the local organization
Prior to the concert at eight, a
group will sing carols under the
outdoor lighted Christmas tree at
THE WAYNESVILLE MOUNTAINEER
Is Now On Sale At
FRANKLIN HOME GROCERY
1 BALSAM ROAD .......
CHARLIE BUCHANAN GROCERY
UPPER ALLENS CREEK
CI1ESTNUT PARK DRIVE
O. I. BECK GROCERY
Bethel at Clyde.
Waynesville at Candler,
(Continued from Page 1
Asheville to receive his award as
best blocker on the Western team
m the rourtn annual uptimist
He returned to Waynesville in
time for the Lions Club dinner
to receive his award as best block
er on the 1950 Waynesville Town
ship High School team.
The . local award, incidentally,
was instituted at the end of the
The winner: a (then) junior nam
ed Bobby Setzer.
Mr. Sebe Bryson of Waynesville
was honored Friday afternoon on
the occasion of tiis 28th birthday.
The occasion was a surprise par
ty held at the office of County Tax
Collector, which Mr. Bryson is, and
it was a "dutch treat" affair.
This wasn't the surprise part of
the party. - .
Among those who attended were
Mrs. J. P. Dlcus, Miss Evelyn Sli
er, Mrs. Boyd Medford, and a re
porter, who crashed.
The reporter didn't get any ice
St. John's School
An operetta, "It's Christmas In
The Circus," will be presented by
the students of St. John's Graded
School, In the school auditorium
Wednesday night at 8 o'clock.
The cast will include Rex Felch
ter as the Ringmaster, Charlene
Duckett as Toto, The Clown, Bobby
Lancaster as Tony, and' Davis
Henry as Santa Claus.
Kindergarten children will be
hears and ponies and choruses from
the first and second grades will rep
resent popcorn balls and candies.
Third, fourth, and fifth grade stu
dents will compose the band, while
the sixth, seventh, and eight grades
will furnish the trapeze girls and
the Yo-Yo girls.
A Christmas tableau will follow
the operetta with Joe Liner as
Joseph, Sophie Cverengna as Mary,
and Charlene Duckett as the Angel.
The program is beigg directed
by the grade teachers of St. John's.
BREVARD STUDENTS ARRIVE
Among the Brevard College stu
dents who have arrived for the
Christmas holidays are Joe Jack
Wells, son of Mr. and Mrs. Guy
Wells of Bethel; Miss Peggy Mc
Cracken, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Albert McCracken; Miss Nancy
Medford, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
James Medford; Miss Joe Anne
Medford, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Joe Medford of Iron Duff.
STUDENTS FROM W.C.T.C
ARE AT HOME
The following students from
Western Carolina Teachers College
have arrived to spend the holidays
at their homes here: Charles Wo
mach; Miss Betty Jo Brown, Miss
Norma Jane Burgin, Miss Barbara
Boyd, Miss Marjorie Woody, George
Garrett. Jimmy Whitman, Deryl
Davis, and Jimmy McJunkin.
(Continued from Pace 1)
Blackwell , ;
(Continued from Pate 1)
During later years, Mr. Blackwell
"is -a traveling salesman for the
Waynesville Wholesale Company
until 111 health forced hU retire
ment in 1944.
He was a loyal and devoted mem
ber of the First Methodist Church,
which he served as a steward and
an usher for many years. Hundreds
of members and visitors to the
church will remember his cordial
greeting and warm handclasp on
Mr. Blackwell's business took
him to all sections of Haywood and
adjoining counties where he made
countless friends. He was fcnown
for his kindnesses to the people he
passed along the way and for his
love of little children.
He was born April 23, 1866 in
Ruffin, N. C, the son of the late
Mr. and Mrs. Nathaniel Lafayette
Blackwell and' during his early
manhood was engaged in farming
and the mercantile business in Cas
well County. He was a Mason and a
member of the United Commercial
His first marriage was to Miss
Susan Bird Anderson of Almanac
County, who died in 1901, In 1903
he was married to Miss Amanda
Clark, who survives.
Other survlvers Include three
daughters, Mrs. Jeff Garrett of
Reldsville, Mrs. Harry . Frehn of
Bristol Tennessee, and Mrs. James
Michaels of Durham; one son, Paul
Blackwell of Waynesville; a broth
er. Wallace Blackwell of Waynes
ville; six grandchildren and two
great-grandchildren. A second son,
Hunter Blackwell, Jr., lost his life
in a plane crash while serving with
the Air Corps in 1944.
Arrangements were under the di
rection of Garrett Funeral Home
Carnival aided the drive.
The. student musicians
pelves provided their own
ments and the money raised paid
for three drums. 1
The singers of the Glee Club will
be dressed for the concert in choir
The program: ,
"O, Come, All Ye Faithful," Glee
Club: "Little Town Of Bethlehem,"
Glee Club; "Joy To The World,"
audience; "I Heard The Bells On
Christmas Day," Glee Club.
"Jolly Old St. Nicholas," band;
Deck The Halls With Boughs Of
Holly." band and Glee Club; "It
Came Upon A Midnight Clear,'
"Jingle Bells," Band; "O, Tan.
nenbaum," Glee Club (singing in
the original German); "Upon The
House Top," second grade; "Hark
The Herald Angels Sng," Glee
"Away In A Manger," fourth
erade: "Silent Night," Glee Club
. .. AJ:':.
v wiydrtfi itt iLfis .--. ,
Off. 1950, Kifif Future iyWicatc, lac. WucU rijchn totrwJ.
. . . And bow maybe you'd Jike jogie desert??,
(Continued from Page D
"due to the practice of gambling
on the part of a large number of
This, it continued, threatens to
undermine the "moral and econ
omic welfare of our country."
The letter pointed out that there
were other forms of entertain.'
ment which, would produce the de
sired results in fund-raising cam
palgns as lotteries and other simi
lar methods do.
County Schools Superintendent
Jack Messer said today he had cir
culated copies of the letter to the
schools and Parent-Teachers Asso
ciations. , ; .
He said, he made no comment.
and declined to discuss the matter.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. Anne Caru
thers says her pet rabbit and dog
get, along just fine, now. The dog
has let the1 rabbit alone since
ran him down
and bit him for
COULDN'T GET AWAy
JACKSON, Mich. Charles Fred
ericks, a spinner in a textile mill
was amused to receive a travel
folder advertising European vaca
tions with the slogan: "Everybody
needs a holiday." "I'm afraid I
can't make it," Fredericks exclaim.
ed. Then he returned to his cell in
Jackson state prison to read the
rest of his mail.
(Continued from Page
years ago to accept a position as
district manager of the National
Surety Insurence Company of Rich
Surviving are the widow, the
former Miss Elizabeth Coggins of
Albemarle; two sons, Robert Cline
Alley, Jr., and Felix E. Alley, III,
of the home; the parents, two
brothers, Felix Eugene Alley, Jr.,
of Washington, D. C, and Hayes
Alley of Waynesville; one sister,
Mrs. J. W. Ray, of Waynesville.
The body will remain in the
home of Judge and Mrs Alley un
til the hour of the funeral.
Arrangements are' under the di
rectioh of Garrett Funeral Home.
Tha ft...-. ..
t' -.i - .
..djnesvme uons CiulJ
mas a. peer Fund drive
at 9 p.m. Thursday.:
me second broadoas,'
neia at 9 p.m. Saturday.
Jerry Kogers. chairnu
rlllh' htinlth ... ..
aUU p t;lr,J
tee handling the arrar,P.J
the campaign, meanwhilvl
mat me dime board" uhJ
campaign had raised appl
i wuu mrougn last Satui
rie said that the deip
wnicn win be aired froml
oy oi me rirst National Bj
completed over 'the 'week
Wnrliina ,,.HU l. :
" a mm Oil I
rangements were Linns
met, Francis Mussie j
IT.,U ft i .
uviu migei.-ana Kicliard
as last yeart the num(.N
vvMii.iuui.cu uv raoio li tcil
want a friend to pertWiJ
Auto teams of Lions wiJ
uie contribution at the
nome as soon as he plimi,
M.. .... ..
ue?rs said mat ll
the teams will nut iJ(. aljl
cort every prospective n,
from his home to tl. pia,
uiu.Hicast aim nuck, Uiilesl
quest involves a nun.bH1
The. Shady Grove Charge of the
Methodist Church will present two
Christmas dramas. One .will be
presented on Thursday night at
Shady Grove Methodist Church,
entitled "Miml Lights The Candle,"
at 7:30 o'clock. On the following
night, the Youth Department of
Maggie Methodist Church will pre
sent a drama entitled "The Sorrow
ful Star," in the Maggie School
Auditorium at 7:30 o'clock. The
public is cordially invited to be
Church bells ring on Swiss In
dependence Day (Aug. 1) through
Out every one of the 22 cantons.
UFuiuuil UllUl'I WOOfl. Ml
completed his study in the i
school at Duke University
iasM weeK end to spend Chi
with his parents, Mr. an
naiieu ward, Jr. armed
day to spend the holidays A
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Hailed
at Lake Junaluska.
Miss Allen Hart is here
Meredith College. Raleigh, tol
the Christmas vacation w ill
parents, Mr. and Mrs. llumd
Miss Jackie Sue Messer, a
ber of the senior class at
Scott College in Atlanta. Od
arrived Saturday to spend thl
days with her parents. Mr,
Mrs. Jack Messnr.
SKUNK CAME TO DINNI
01 a lusty boxer dog u
friends to dinner at their
but the gu'.'sts scattered in
rections when the dug walked!
the dining room with a skin1
CHOP WELL DONE
SALT LAKE CITY-Aflcr
engines returned from a
call. ' the fire department s re
book read: "total damage
badly burned lamb chop
brought under control al'tc
lengthy 15 second battle
WISHING MY CUSTOMERS AND FRIENDS
A MERRY CHRISTMAS
A HAPPY NEW YEAR
S. A. 7UTREL
. Your Rawleigh Dealer
0PEE1 m 0:30 P. W.
(STORES WILL CLOSE AT 6 ON SATURDAY)
YOU'RE ALWAYS WELCOME IN CANTON
fJnnlnn Oprrlianlc Accnrinlion I
: li)' I
i aw .
i. V. !