From the pages of The Smyrna Times, Nov. 20, 1958


From the pages of
The Smyrna Times
November 20, 1958

Library Hosts School Children During Book Week
    Children’s Book Week was observed at the Smyrna Public Library by visits of four seventh grade classes of the Smyrna School to the library. For many of the children this was their first visit and they were delighted to find such a fine selection of books chosen especially for them.
    Children’s minds are hammered upon by television and comics, or influenced in many ways, but the books at the Smyrna Library have been evaluated to “select the best from the mass,” to delight the eye and spur the imagination of a child at a certain age.
    More than seventy boys and girls, both town and rural, were shown the library in town hall by Mrs. Louise Denney Clifton. They were accompanied by John Dickinson, school librarian, Mrs. Jane Jacobs, and Philip Toman, members of the faculty.
    Mr. Dickinson complemented the library commission, headed by C. L. Harmonson, on its service to school children and for the good selection made for them. For the past year emphasis has been put upon serving the young people of Smyrna and the surrounding areas, and new books are placed on the shelves each week.

Curtain Rises Today on Gala Holiday Bazaar
    The holiday season begins at 10 a.m. today in Smyrna complete with decorations, gifs and Santa Claus when Asbury Methodist Church cuts the ribbon on their bazaar at the Twentieth Century Club House.
    Santa Claus will arrive at the bazaar at 6:30 p.m. and remain until 8 p.m. During his stay a photographer will be present to take pictures of eager children as they recite their hopeful lists to Santa. These pictures will be available in folders to those who wish to preserve his happy moment. Santa Claus will be present the same hours both Thursday and Friday.
    As an added convenience, free taxi service will be available to the bazaar by calling Moffitt’s Taxi, 9431.
    Members of the Children’s Playland will provide free baby sitting service for mothers who wish to shop.
    A musical background will add holiday atmosphere to the gaily decorated hall.
    Early reports indicate that the wise shopper will be present soon after the doors are open to make a choice selection of the wide variety of glittering gifts.

Smyrna PTA Sets Meeting Tonight
    “Health in the School” will be the topic at the meeting of the Smyrna Special District School Parent Teacher Association to be held tonight at 8 p.m. in the Smyrna Elementary School. The speaker will be Dr. Edward Gliwa, of the N.C.C. Health Department, who will point out how parents can help. There will be a question period.
    There will be a distribution of bus regulations to interested parents. Members of the safety committee have prepared the forms of state regulations related to the operation of school buses.
    The business meeting will be conducted by Willis Martin, president.
    Members of Girl Scout Troop 214, of which Mrs. Franklin Cooke is leader, will take care of young children at the meeting, so that parents may attend.
    An informal coffee hour will follow the meeting, in charge of Mrs. Robert Mills and her committee.

Firemen Host 76 at Sunday Drill
    The Citizens’ Hose Company was host to four neighboring fire companies on Sunday afternoon, with fire drill and relay, working with pumps and various hookups of the companies.
    The drill was held at Massey’s Mill Pond, and the school was of such benefit to all that it was agreed to hold another drill in the near future.
    Seventy-six volunteers of the Clayton, Leipsic, Cheswold, Townsend, and Smyrna fire companies took part in the instruction.