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" Christmas Seals Published Twice-A-Week In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
YeAK NO. 105 32 PAGES Associated "ress WAYNESVILLE, N. C., THURSDAY AFTERNOON, DEC. 22, 1955 ~ $3.50 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
ICLAUS CAME KARLY for little Janet Ann Knight, shown
I the gifts she received at the annual Christmas party for
n at the WaynesviUe armory Wednesday, sponsored by the
grille Klwanis Club. (Mountaineer Photo).
al Christmas Holiday
*rs" at the county jail
a gastronomic gift this
s with chicken and dump
ding the list.
lanned on the menu are
wtatoes, cranberry sauce
e sauce, biscuits, fruit,
candy, and coffee,
s of the jail also will be
' local clergymen during
Most Waynesville area residents
will enjoy a two-day holiday for
Christmas and some will be off
work for three or four days.
Retail Stores will close at 6 p.m.
Saturday and food markets at 7
p.m., both to reopen Tuesday
Banks will close at noon Satur
day and remain closed until Tues
day. Post offices will close at 5\10
p.m. Saturday and reopen Tuesday.
Courthouse offices, except for
the Board of Education, and the
sheriff's office, will have a three
day holiday from Saturday through
Monday. The Board of Education
(See Holiday Schedule?Page 8)
! Leaves Henson Cove
lily Of Five Homeless
me residence of Mr. and
Mathis and their three
it Henson Cove In Pigeon
ty was destroyed by fire
wn origin about 9 p.m..
uple and their children
home at 8 p.m., spent an
?e home of Mrs. Mathis'
lr. and Mrs. W. J. Rhine
were returning home to
heir Christmas tree when
?i the glow of fire in the
de Fire Department was
?:10 p.mv but the roof
?sing as the firemen ar
he scene after the seven
mile run. Fifteen firemen respond
ed to the alarm, which was turned
in by neighbors.
The home was a complete loss
and the Mathis family was unable
to save any of their possessions.
They are now staying at the Rhine
Mr. Mathis is employed at the
Champion Paper and Fibre Co.
Mr. and Mrs. Hunter Worsham
have as their guests for the holi
days Mrs. Worsham's mother and
sister. Mrs. S. E. Cogdill of Sylva
and Mrs. Matlie Womack of Char
iter Arrived With A
h Blast At 10:12
f?ble cloudiness and cold
*ly rising temperatures
' State Test rarm.
Max. Min. Pr.
? 45 26
. 46 21
The calendar said so.
The thermometer verified the
The thumping heating sysem
groaned under the strain.
?In fact, the weather felt every
bit of it.
Winter arrived right on the dot
of 10:12 a.m. this morning.
Until now, regardless of the
chills, and heavy drain on the fuel
supply, it has just been fall?
officially, that is.
Now that winter is here, the
cold is not supposed to feel quite
as cold as the same temperatures
did while it was still fall?so they
Anyway, no matter how cold it
gets now, it is winter time, and '
supposed to be br-br-brr?co-o-old.
The Mountaineer's First Annual
Presented in Co-operation with Waynesville Pastors
Invocation Rev. Father Lawrence Newman
Pastor of St. John's Catholic Church
Most dear Lord Jesus Christ, who, being made
a Child for us, didst will to be born in a cave to
free us from the darkness of sin, to draw us unto
Thee, and to set us on fire with Thy holy love; we
adore Thee as our Creator and Redeemer, we ac
knowledge Thee and choose Thee for our King and
Lord, and for tribute we offer Thee ail the affection
of our poor hearts. Dear Jesus, our Lord and God,
graciously accept this offering, and that it may be
worthy of Thine acceptance, forgive us our sins,
enlighten us, and inflame us with that sacred fire
which Thou earnest to bring upon the earth and to
enkindle in our hearts. May our souls thus become
an altar, on which we may offer Thee in sacrifice
of our mortifications; grant that we may ever seek
Thy greater glory here on earth, so that one day
we may come to enjoy Thine infinite loveliness in
O divine Infant, who, after the wonders of Thy
birth in Bethlehem, wishing to extend to the whole
world Thine infinite mercy, didst call the Wise Men
by heavenly inspiration to Thy crib, which was thus
converted into a throne of royal grandeur, and
didst graciously receive those holy men, who were
obedient to the divine call and hastened to Thy
feet, acknowledging Thee and worshiping Thee as
the Prince of Peace, the Redeemer of mankind, and
the very Son of God; ah, renew in us the proofs of
Thy goodness and almighty power; enlighten our
minds, strengthen our wills, and inflame our hearts
to know Thee, to serve Thee, and to love Thee in
this life, meriting thus to enjoy Thee eternally in
the life to come. Amen.
Hymn 'O Come, All Ye Faithful'
O come, all ye faithful, joyful and triumphant,
O come, ye, O come ye to Bethlehem;
Come and behold Him bom the King of angels;
Sing, choirs of angels, sing in exultation,
O sing, all ye citizens of heaven above;
Glory to God, all glory in the highest;
Yea, Lord, we greet Thee, born this happy morning,
O Jesus, to Thee be all glory given;
Word of the Father, now in flesh appearing;
O come, let us adore Him, O come, let us adore Him,
O come, let us adore Him, Christ, the Lord. Amen
Christmas Prayer Rev. James Y. Perry, Jr.
Rector of Grace Episcopal Church
O heavenly Father, who at this season hast
declared Thy love for us by Thy most precious gift
of the Christ Child; so make us conscious of this
manifestation of Thy love, that we as Thy children
will make room for Him in our common days to
come. Fill us with gladness and joy at this Christmas
tide and grant that we may orove worthy vessels
of Thy grace and salvation that all men every
where will come to know and love Thee.
Cleanse us from all pettiness and strife, hard
ness of heart and evil thoughts that we may have
that peace which pesseth all understanding and
keep our hearts and minds oft Thee. We ask. this
in Thy Name and in the Name of Him who came
that we might be saved, Jesus Christ our Cord.
Scripture Reading Matthew 2:1-9
Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Ju
daea, in the days of Herod the king, behold, there
came wise men from the east to Jerusalem.
Saying, Where is he that is J>orn King of the
Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and
are come to worship him.
When Herod the king heard these things, he was
troubled, and all Jerusalem with him.
And when he had gathered all the chief priests
and scribes of the people together, he demanded
of them where Christ should be born.
And they said unto him, In Bethlehem of Ju
daea: for thus it is written by the prophet:
And thou Bethlehem, in the land of Juda, art
not the least among the princes of Juda: for out of
thee shall come a Governor, that shall rule my
Then Herod, when he had privily called the wise
men, inquired of them diligently what time the star
And he sent them to Bethlehem: and said, Go
search diligently for the young child: and when ye
have found him, bring me word again, that I may
come and worship him also.
When they had heard the king, they departed:
and, lo, the star, which they saw in the east, went
before them, till it came and stood over where the
young child was.
When they saw the star, they rejoiced with ex
ceeding great joy. Matthew 2: 1-9.
Christmas Sermon- The Cost of Peace -Rev. Earl Brendall
Pastor of First Methodist Church
"For unto us a child is bora, unto us a son is
given: and the government shall be upon his
shoulder; and his name shall be called Wonder
ful, Counsellor, The mighty God, the everlasting
Father, The Prince of Peace!" (Isaiah 9:6)
As we look about us we see countless ways in
which the world prepares for the Christmas season.
Manufacturers, retail merchants, newspapers, and
even the Post Office Department make much^of ad
vance planning and preparation for the season com
memorating the birth of Christ. We are reminded
of Christ's own words that "the children of this
world are wiser than the children of light."
THERE IS A VAST DIFFERENCE IN THE
WAY THE WORLD PREPARES FOR CHRISTMAS
AND THE WAY THE REAL CHRISTIAN PRE
We are now in the last part of Advent Season,
Sundays preceeding Christmas Day. It is really the
beginning of The Christian Year. This is not just
a time of continually mounting joy which reaches its
zenith on Christmas Day; but it is also a time for
jJcnitence, serious thought, study and self-inventory.
It is a time of preparation to be ready to receive
the Christ of Christmas and grasp the deep signif- (
icance of this Holy Season.
The color for Advent, as for Lent, is violet. 1
Yet many of us are tempted to ask, as did a little ,
girl, "Why not red and white as colors to remind us
of the great joy?'' The answer is to be found in a
vegy famous painting in which the artist shows the .
traditional scene at the Bethlehem Manger, but ,
adds above it the shadow of a cross. It cost God |
See Christmas Message?Page Two
Prayer For Peace Rev. T. E. Robinett <
Pastor of Firpt Baptist Church ,
Our Father, we thank Thee for the unspeak
able gift of Thy Son our Saviour, whose birth we
commemorate at this Christmas Season. Lead each
of us that through the observance of this Season
we might "know Him" in the pardon and forgive
ness of our sins. Grant that each of us might have
peace with Thee because of our acceptance by
faith of that which He has done for us.
Wepray, that as we have peace with Thee, that
we might know that deeper inner peace that passes
all understanding. Lead us as Thy children that
we might give demonstration through Christian
living that the Prince of Peace is the Lord of Life.
Be with those who face deep inner struggles and j
grant that they might have the peace of Christ in ?]
their hearts at this season. 1
We pray for the nations of our world. Lead
those in authority that they might know the Prince
of Peace and that He will lead them in all of their I
deliberation. Burden our hearts for the multitudes I
of the world and lead us that we might be faithful t
in giving Christ to the world that there might be "
Peace on earth, good will towardtftnen
Is our prayer in Jesus' name
Benediction Rev. Calvin Thielman *
Pastor of First Presbyterian Church u
We commend to the power of Thy Holy Spirit
our needs for strength in fulfilling the desires for
peace that are created within us by the contempla
tion of the blessedness which the Advent of Thy
Son hath brought into a world of darkness and fear.
Grant that each of us may seek Thy will In the days
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that lie ahead; and now, "The God of Peace," that
brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that al
Great Shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of vl
the everlasting covenant, make you perfect in every
good work to do His will, working in you that which
is well pleasing- in His sight; through Jesus Christ, a:
to Whom be glory forever and ever." Amen. *.<
'TONS OF MAIL have passed in and out of the
Post Office this season, for one of the heaviest in
the history of the Waynesville office. Here are
postal workers emptying sacks of mail and par
eels this week. Shown at work are: James Fie,
Frank Nichols, Howard Bryson and Chan Bur
Christmas Sales Reported
Ahead Of Last Year In Area .
With two shopping days still to
go, indications are that Christmas
business this year is better than
in 1954, according to Ned Tucker,
executive vice president, who has
conducted an informal survey this
weef. ** '
And, according to one Waynes
ville business leader, last year was
the best in the history of this area
On a national scale, indications
are that Christmas 1955 may reach
an all-time high in retail business.
Christmas shopping here started
early and has continued at a fairly
steady level since early December.
By the close of business this week,
Waynesville and Hazelwood stores
will have stayed open for seven
nights for Christmas shopping in
contrast to only four last year.
The increase in Christmas busi
ness was reflected in an even great
er rush at the postoflice, where
Postmaster Enos Boyd reported a
heavier volume of both incoming
and outgoing mail this year.
Christmas savings of $44,269
were up sharply from last year at
the First National Bank of Waynes
ville. and were reported at $12,000
at the First State Bank in Hazel
wood, which had its first Christmas
Club program this year.
Bonuses given by Haywood Coun
ty industries and business also
have acted as a stimulus to Christ
mas business in this area.
25 Ask Aid j
Twenty-five applications were
reviewed by the Disaster disburs- '
ng committee in a two-hour ses- '
iion Tuesday. The committee, j
leaded by Rev. James Y. Perry,
ir., set up a formula for handling .
equests for funds raised here for 1
Chairman Perry said that checks F
vere approved for food, medicine, a
ents and fuel. The checks are (
ivailable at the United Fund office. e
rhose making application for the
und should check with that office f
(See Disaster Ftutd?Pace 8)
Christmas Mailing Here
Up 8 Per Cent From 1954
Stamp sales and the handling of
Christmas mall at the Waynesvllle ]
postoffice is up eight per cent this *
year from Christmas 1994, accord- '
ing to Postmaster Enos Boyd. (
The peak of the Christmas rush
came on Monday and Tuesday, and
the flow of incoming and outgoing
mail started to slacken up Wednes
day. Parcels, however, will con
tinue to come in through Saturday,
Mr. Boyd said.
Cooperation by the public has
been especially good this year, and
mail has been handled efficiently
despite the heavy volume of Christ
mas business, the postmaster said.
Working to handle the holiday
rush at the Waynesvllle postoffice
have been 20 regular employes, two
substitute rural carriers, and one
temporary office employe.
Next Issue Of
Dn Next Thursday
The Mountaineer will not be
published on Monday, since it
is the official Christmas holi
day, and all other places of
business will be closed.
The next regular edition of
The Mountaineer will be Thurs
day, Dec. 29th. The last issue of
the year will carry an unusual
amount of reviews of 1955, cov
ering Haywood, the state, nation
al and international scenes.
The office of The Mountaineer
will be closed from 5:30 Friday
afternoon until 8 a.m. Tuesday
morning, in order to give em
nlovees a 3-day holiday.
Board Working On Survey
For Two School Projects
The Haywood Board of Educa
ion have been granted an hour's
ime to present on December 30,
heir sketches and proposals for
enlarging the Cruso School and
he construction of a new build
ng for the Pigeon Street School.
The formal presentation will be
nade before the State Planning
loard in Raleigh.
Chairman J. R. Caldwell, and
?ounty superintendent Lawrence
^eatherwood were in Raleigh Mon
iay and presented their plans to
he State Survey Board, which In
urn arranged for the hearing on
The State Survey Board has the
roposal under consideration, and
sked for the formal application of
he Haywood board to be prepar
d and submitted on the 30th.
Supt. Leatherwood said he was
appy to get the time on the 30th,
(See School*?rage II
Has Toys For
Waynesville lodge. Loyal Order
of Moose, now has a number of
reconditioned toys available to
civic organizations for distribution
for Christmas, Marion Cooper
lodge governor, announced today.
The Waynesville Moose are join
ing other Moose lodges throughout
the country in again sponsoring the
Toys can be obtained here by
calling GLendale 6-5650.
3 Needy Families Still
Dn Christmas Basket List
Only e ight needy families in the '
faynesville area Who applied to 1
ic Haywood Connty Welfare De- i
artment for Christmas baskets re
isin to be taken care of, according c
i Mrs. Sam Queen, welfare sup- r
The list was reduced consider- i
>ly this week when the Waynes
He Jaycees announced plans ot J
ke care of 12 families.
A total of 52 families originally 0
ked the Welfare Department for v
distance and 44 now have been d
spoken for" by local organizations.
Host of the Christmas cheer work
s being done by church groups.
Organizations or individuals who
lesire to take baskets to the re
naining eight families may call
he Welfare Department for full '
Mrs. Queen has suggested that
he baskets be taken to the fami
les either op Friday or Saturday
i this week.
The Welfare Department office
nil be closed Friday through Mon- |
?y. _ I
<1954 ? 3)
(IBM ? ??>
Loss ?. $82,470
(Tkk Information eem
plled from records of
State Hlfhwmy Patrol.)