The W\ynesyille Mountaineer
Published Twiee-A-Week In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
71sl YEAR no. 106 24 PACES Associate Press WAYNESVILI.E. n. c. monday afternoon. I>EC. 24, 1956 13.60 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
THE CHRISTMAS STORV Is vividly portrayed in this replica of
a stained-glass window constructed by Mr and Mrs. Kufus Pannell
at their home on Hillside Terrace. Eight days were spent by the
Pannells on this window design in full color ? fashioned from
plastic sheets, enamel, construction paper, and tape. Looking at
the window as he studies his Bible is 5-year-old Charles Pannell.
(Mountaineer Photo by Bob Conway)
Two Insurance Firms, And
Ben Phillips Win Prizes
In Decoration Contests
Winners in the Christmas deco
rations contest, sponsored by the
liichland Garden Club, have been
In tire commercial division,
which was divided into two classi
fications, the L. N. Davis Insurance
Co. was awarded first place tor
traditional type decorations and
bin it h Insurance Agency won first
place for decorations with a theme.
Mr. and Mrs. Ben Phillips were
given first,place in the home divis
ion with Dr. and Mrs. Frank Ham
melt in second place and Mr, and
Airs. Darwin Jordan in third place.
The L>. N. Davis Co. windows are j
decorated with poinsettias and j
Garrett Furniture, which was
awarded second place in the tra
ditional type display, shows a liv
ing room with fireplace decorated
for Christmas Eve.
Smith Insurance shows a Na
In the industrial divisions, not |
judged for prizes, Dayton Rubber
Co., arACarolina Power and Light
Mr. and Mrs. Phillips, whose
home is on Assembly Street, used
a musical Christmas theme and j
their decorations feature a pipe
organ and choir.
Dr. and Mrs. liammett on Grand
view Drive have a Nativity scene
and Mr. and Mrs. Darwin Jordan
on Fairview Road, have an old
fashioned Christmas scene featur
ing Santa Claus.
Honorable mention in the home j
division was given Mr. and Mrs.
G. M. Kimball on Longview Drive,
v ho featured a traditional entrance
with garlands: Mr. and Mrs. Ben
Colkitt on Balsam Street, who show
lighted figures of Santa Claus and
a Christmas scene; Mr. and Mrs.
Henry Clayton, Jr., on East Mar
shall Street, showing snow men;
Mr. and Mrs. Judy on East Street,
for their reindeer; The Lodge for
its outdoor Christmas tree, and
Mr. and Mrs. John Hildenbiddle,
Jr., for their front door decora
Those In Jail To
Get Chicken And
Persons unlucky enough to
have to spend Christmas Day in
the Haywood County jail will
dine on chicken and dumplings.
Sheriff Fred Campbell said today.
lie said that fruit and nuts
and cake will be served.
I.ast year there were a dozen
persons in jail here on Christmas
Dal. but the sheriff says he hopes
there'll only be five or six this j
Allocations for paving the Mt. I
Pisgah motor road and for dredg- j
ing Cove Creek in Haywood j
County were announced Friday by
The projects are included in
total allocations of $2,054,214 sur
plus highway funds.
An allocation of 530,000 was
made for the Pisgah paving pro
ject. The road runs from the end
of the pavement on N. C. 112 to
the interection with U.S. 276 at
Wagon Road Gap.
The Cove Creek project will get
510,000. Gov. Hodges had promis
ed state aid to strengthen and
widen the creek following a flash
flood June 30 that caused $100,000
in damage to crops, barns, houses
Farmers along the banks of the
stream agreed to rights-of-way
th'rougn their property for a new
Unagusta Pays Tribute
To A Year Of Progress
By BOB CONWAV
On the pages of history, one
year is a comparatively short time.
But there was all the difference
in the world between the mood
that prevailed Friday afternoon at
a meeting of Unagusta plant em
ployes as compared with that of
only one year ago.
Just before Christmas, 1955.
Unagusta plant employs lined up
outside Plant No. 1 to get food
boxes and fruit cakes, but their
minds were not on the glad holi
j day season. Only three weeks be
fore, the worst fire in Haywood
County history completely destroy
ed the firm's Plant No. 2 t? put
ting more than 200 men out of
work and causing damage estimat
; ed at $750,000.
Even if a new plant were built,
I .See I'narrusta?Page gj
The Mountaineer's Second Annual
Presented in Co-operation With Waynesville Pastors
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Invocation * Rev. Calvin Thielman
Pastor ot Y\ aynesville Presbyterian Church
We bless Thee O' God our Father
For giving us the knowleuge ot Thy loto and glory
revta.ed in tne lace ot Curisi, Uur Guru.
Vve thank. Tnte tor Him. iny greatest gut; tor Flis
miracuious bum, His lite spent tor us, His deatn
ana insurrection by wntch we are reoeemed, and
the promise ot lus coining Kingdom.
Biess this Hoiy oat to us Lord. Dress it to our cliil
Oien ana lotea ones. \ve maim luce tor all mat
Christmas means to us.
May the joy oi the carols and the Holy thoughts
ot the Christ Child bring hope to tuo&e whose
Christinas Season nas been tiauglu with pain and
sutlcring. bless uve griei sliicKen and Mine lorn
piaees or this earln.
speed the day wnen all men shall acknowledge
Cnrist as Cord and ironi his Lordship gainer tne
sweel truits ot rtghteousiK.'ss and peace,
in the name ol tamer. Son and Hoiy Spirit.
Christmas Prayer Rev. Earl H. Brendall
Pastor of h irst Methodist Churcn
Eternal God and Father of all mankind, we adore
'1 lit-? ior me bills ot 'toy Son. Jesus Cm 1st our Cord.
V> . ate tnauhiui tor tiial Dicssea iiigrt mat orougnl
to mis carin me luainnieiu ot a thousand hopes
anu ine Ditch ot a muniiuue ot forces mat even
now are working toward lire growth ot love and
happiness and teilowship among men.
We i jjoice in the knowledge thai all over the world
today men and women?Dy plane and ship, by car
ana train?.ate speeding home again to be with loved
ones around their firesides. We Uianx Tht y lor the
assurance mat into lonely homes gaiety will come,
ami lori.orn spirns will know once again the loveli
ness ot living.
Glory be to Thee. O. God, for the hope which comes
to man on this Christmas. In a troubled world, torn
by blind and cruel forces, we are grateful for the
presence of the cleansing and redeeming grace of
the Prince oi Peace. We are not unmindful of the
sufferings ot Thy chiidiv-'ii in lands ruled by t> rants.
Aiay this contact Kiiun tries ine sou is 01 inuqcent
men make sure our hope that tomorrow we snail
lite in a wund wherein toy noly Will may forever
And so 011 this Christmas, as Christ is born again,
our hopes mingle with Thy worshipers in London
and Paris, in Budapest and Cairo, in Hong Kong and
'lokvo, in Borne and Jerusalem, and in every distant
corner ol this earth. Porm in us more and more
the,liken-'ss of Christ, that we ma) enter into 'thy
pece and be used of Thee to establish peace in all
Let the whole-earth be tilled with Thy goodness. O
Lord, Heavenly Father, Almighty and Everlasting
God; and unto Thee be glory and majesty and pow
er, both now and forever. Amen.
Hymn 'Hark The Herald Angels Sing'
naiK: me neraia angets sing,
"Glory to the new-born King;
Peace on earth, and mercy mild;
God and sinners reconciled."
Joyful, all ye nations rise.
Join the triumph of the skies;
With angelic hosts proclaim.
"Christ is born in Bethlehem!"
Hail the heav'n-born Prince of r eave:
Jian mo nun 01 rignieousness:
Light and life to all Ho brings,
Kisen with healing in His Wings
Joyful, all ye nations rise.
Join the triumph of the skies:
Born to raise the sons of earth,
Born to give them second birth.
Hark! the herald angels sing,
"Glory to the new-born King."
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.
Saving. Where is he that is born King ol the
Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and
are come to worship him.
When Herod the king heard these things, ho 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 tlie 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 1 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-'Peace On Earfh' - Rev. T. E. Robinett
Pastor of First Baptist Church
Glory to God in the Highest and on earth peace
goodwill toward men."?Luke 2:14.
Man was created tor fellowship with God. The de
sire of man is that ho might enjoy thus fellowship
and live in peace with his fellow man. Evil in
carnate in the ruler of darkness, the devil himself,
has succeeded in turning God's creation into a
chaotic turmoil of hate, strife and war.
God Ls not willing that such a condition of affairs
should exist. The answer to man's sin has been pro
vided at the cross, the way out of strife and chaos
has been made possible through the coming of the
Son of God.
Eight hundred years before the coming of Christ,
Isaiah told of his coming and called him the Prince
of Peace. As the angel announced his birth, the
heavenly choir joined in singing his praises "Glory
to God in the Highest and on earth peace, good
will toward men".
In the shadow of the cross Jesus said: "Peace I
leave with you; My peace I give unto you". Again he
said: "These things have I spoken unto you, that
in me ye might have peace".
Paul exhorted the Philippian Christians that j
"The peace that passeth all understanding shall j
keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus" J
Thus we see the unfolding of God's relationship ,
with man and its climax in "On'earth peace among
men in whom He is pleased".
If peace on earth Ls the ultimate expression of
man's relationship with God, we might well ask
ourselves the question: "Why do not we have more
peace on earth today?"
We do not have peace because WE SEEK MAN'S
WAY INSTEAD OF GOD'S.
Maltbie Babcock has well said. "This is my Fath
er's world". We need a deeper realization that the
world in which we live Ls not our>. but God's, lie
made it. He gave to man the stewardship of using
his world, but God has never relinquished the ul
timate control of his creation to man
God alone knows the beginning from the end. He
knows what 's best for each of his children if we
will but seek his counsel and follow his guidance.
At every crossroads of life and in every hour of de
cision, he is present to say: "This is the way walk ye
(See Sermon?Page 2)
Prayer For Peace Rev. lames Y. Perry, Jr.
Rectur of Grace Episcopal Church
Almighty God. who art the Father of all men
upon earth, most heartilv we pray at this Christmas
tide, that thou wilt keep thy children from the
cruelties of war and establish that ocacc founded
upon love for thee and thy ways. Teach us to put
away all smallness of mind and hardntss of heart,
both in church and .state: that wo. a'l the
brethren of the Son of Man may dwjll evermore
in the fellowship of the Prince of Peace. Help us to
seriously lay to heart past wrong and present bit
terness so that we may embody the spirit of love as
manifested towards us in the gift of thy Son. Jesus
Christ. Bring the nations of the world into Thy fold,
guide and eounsel their leaders into the works of
thy righteousness and into the paths of thy truth
that thy kingdom of love and peace may come on
earth. All of this we ask in thy Name and in the *
Name of him who came to .save us all, Jesus Christ.
Benediction lie v. father Lawrence Newman
Pastor of St. John's Cathoiic Church '
O. Divine Babe, true God and true Man,
Who didst fill the angels and shepherds with joy
on the first Christmas Day,
Bless each and every home in this community;
Fill each home with Your peace, with Your joy and
with true happiness;
O, Divine Babe, teach us the virtues which You
taught the first Christians;
Teach us to he humhlo, chaste, pure, kind;
O, Divine Babe, Who left Thy home in heaven to
teach us What is right and good, give unto
us the necessary graces to return to Thy
Father's Hands from whence we cam'?;
O, Divine Babe, through the intercession of The
Blessed Virgin. Mary, and all the Saints,
bring peace and happiness to a world which
has forgotten that You are the True God,
the one Mediator and Saviour of mankind
LITTLE sr/.ANVE MILNER, 2" i-year-old dauRh
trr of .Mr. and Mrs. James Mllner, talks sonic last
minute details over with Santa. Like thousands
of other rhildren. Suzanne is anxiously awaitinc
Tuesday morning. The sweet-mannered little lady
told Santa, as she lookrd at one of his dolls, that
she wantrtl a doll and a Christmas tree. She was
assured he would not forget her As Santa gave
her a piece of candv from his red bag, Suzanne
gave him a big smile, and a cheery "thank you.
Outgoing Mail Past Peak,
Incoming Mail Still Heavy
The peak of outgoing mail wa.?
reached at the Waynesville post
pITicc Tuesday, but the flow of in
Ciiining mail is continuing heavy
and Monday is expected to be one
of the busiest days of the Christ
mas rush. I'ostmaster Knos Boyd
said this morning.
An all-time record for the Can
cellation of mail in a single da>
at the Waynesville poslolTice w,i
set Tuesday when 28.130 pieces
were received?-breaking the old
record set in 1354 by some 5,000
The cancellation total dropped
to the 24,000 mark Wednesday, to
It).000 Thursday, 13.000 Friday, and
is expected to be about 10.000 or
less today, Mr. Boyd said.
The postmaster estimated tha'
mailing of Christmas cards and
other first-class mail was up this
j ear from 8 to 10 per cent over
1055. and parcel mail?both out
going and incoming?about 5 to
Today 'Saturday) the postoffice
will be open all day. and again on
Monday. It will be closed Christ
mas Day, and then reopen Wed
nesday for a half day.
License Tags Go
On Sale Jan. 2
New 1957 automobile license
plates will go on sale in Canton
Wednesday. January 2. Ralpli
Bailey, Chamber of Commerce
secretary, and manager of the
branch office of the Carolina Mo
tor Club has announced.
Many ?requests for the new
plates have already been made,
he said, even though the announce
ment was made some weeks ago
that they would not go on sale
K. M. HE REMAINS IN
The condition of R. M. Fie was
reported to be "fair" this morning
at the Haywood County Hospital
where he has been a patient for
(1955 ? 3)
Injured .... 100
(1955 ? 85>
(1953 ? 1M>
Loss ... $66,080
(1955 ? $78,920>
(This information compiled
from records of State High
Christmas Holidays Begin
For Some Area Residents
Students tn county schools and
employees of some county and
staU- offices were the first in Hay
wood County to start their Christ- i
The youngsters were dismissed
from classrooms 'Wednesday alter- j
i' ion, and will not retiri until
Wednesday. January 2.
< MTtces. in the Haywood County 1
courthouse, the Haywood County
Health Center, and the Employ
ment Security Commisio.i closed
Friday evening, and will nut re
open until Thursday morning. The
Welfare Department will ho cios-d
Monday and Tuesday, but will re- j
The holiday chedule for Indus j
irial plants is:
Dayton Rubber, closed down at
11 p.m. Friday, resume at 11 p.m.
Tuesday; Unagusta-?from 3:45 p.m.
Friday to 7 a.m. Wednesday; Weil- |
co?from 11 p.m. Friday until 7.
am. Wednesday; A. C. Lawrence j
closed Christmas day; Royle- 1
I'ilkington?from 3:30 p.m. Monday j
to 7 a.m. Wednesday.
i At Canton, the Champion Paper
and Fibre Co. plant will he down :
from 3 p.m. Monday until 7 a.m. '
Wednesday. The office force will
work a half day Monday, will be
oil Christmas day, and return to
Haywood County offices at the j
courthouse closed at 5 p.m. Fri
day, and will reopen at 9 a.m. next
Thursday. December 27. Town of
Waynesvilte offices will close at j
noon today and reopen Wednesday j
Waynesville and Hazglwood po-t
offices will be closed on Christmas
Day only. iThis Saturday both
postoffices will be open all day.)
The First National Bank of Way
nesville and the First State Bank
of Hazelwood will be closed Tues
day and Wednesday. ,
The Haywood County Public
Library will close Monday and
Tuesday, and is ordinarily closed
Due December 27
This edition of The Mountain
eer, dated Monday, December 24,
went to press today at noon.
The next edition of the paper
will be on Thursday, December
Regular Monday edition of The
Mountaineer will be resumed
Kiwanis To Aid
On Christmas Eve
Nine needy families will get
Christmas-cheer baskets from the i
WaynesvHle Kiwanis Club Christ
mas eve. The families include a
total of 25 children
For the program, the club will
be divided into nine committers to !
distribute food, fruit, candy and
Walter Itollman is chairman of j
arrangements for the charity work; <
COWARD. 99. IN FAIR
.1 Marion Coward. 99-year-old .
resident of the Spring Creek see-;
lion, was reported in "fair" con
dition this morning at the Hay
wood County Hospital where he
underwent surgery for a ruptured
appendix last week.
REEVES NOLAND IMPROVING
D. Reeves Noland. Who is under
going treatment at Memorial Mis
sion Hospital. AsheviUc, is report
ed to be improving.
Welfare Dept. Reports All
On Yule List 'Spoken For'
The needy relief roll of the Wel
fare Department was completely
cleared of all names by Friday
afternoon, Mrs. Sam Queen, sup
Every person on the Welfare
rolls was assigned to some indi
vidual or group to take care of
during the holidays, she explained.
"I realize that there are some
people in Haywood who will not
have much for Christmas, but all
the families on our rolls have been
assigned. There are many peo
ple. perhaps, who did not give us
their name, and were not on the
roll for assistance this year," Mrs.
As of last Thursday afternoon,
there were but eight of the original
70 names on the roll for aid. The
Mountaineer listed the eight cases,
as to needs and ages, and Welfare
officials said readers began call
ing at once. Some readers sought
additional information from The
Mountaineer soon after the paper
was on the streets, but the names
and addresses of the neefly cases
were only known by the 'Welfare