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WAYNESYILLE. NORTH CAROLINA
Till KS1.AY. MARCH 21. 1935
Proposal Made To
ederal Government Would
Spend About $750,000 With
in Ne? t Two Years On 2,-300-Acre
the nassing of the President's
;..t Kill there is a nnssibilitv
fH'O.K Itu-i vi"t v - i
ih a state park, and a large CCC
lain') will be established in the S-C-
Linn n the county known as Uld
ft'u 11 .. .: . . m pi
Dunbar?;, aceoruiiig io .nr onaip,
it over ine proposeq sue last wtcs
.......... ...i.-t povprol lnr-fld r-tt.i.pns
in -.omi'" :
...piled 2,000 to 2,500 acres for
the park are on the west fork of the
.; River, and is now a part ot
the Sherwood forest, ana is now un
der i.f.Mon to tne .National rorest
c.r-j,.t. tor an acre, it was
' -. , n 1 1 .
learned lie reuerm government
will be t-'ad 10 develop this area into
a nark, and after two years of de-
v.!u- ing the area, tne par win re-
CO flH1 U SUtLL' duuiijiiDcicu iv.
The Federal government in develop-
' . , - . .. 1 ffcib: AA-,
Im-riod of two years, ueiweeii pomj.uuu
.' i.i.-' , -l
.. ; f i.hi.uou, it was siaieu omcrany.
The proposed site of the park is
f equal distance from Waynesville
, . i... J n(V 1,
ado .anion, itnu auuius une ui -ne
most natural settings lor a develop
ment of a park in this immediate
area. 1: is la nines from W aynesviMe.
'I he proposal is that local interest I
purcnase trie., lami- required, wmcn
vuti!i.l mean an expenditure ot about
$..mn to in'O.OOO'. The fact that the
amount spent in developing tne parK
is so mii.h larger than the cost would
I to oral interests, that the Way
irosviltc Chamber of Commerce and
other, 'we're interested in the matter
o the extent of accompanying Mr.
Sharp on his inspection tour.
Those making the trip included:
W, T. Sheltph, Frank W. Miller,
()ia-; K. Kay, Jr., Waynesville, and
Will S'lr.athers, of Asheville.
Match Being Made
For Forest Fires
Nathan N. Walker, of Clyde, -was
assigned to duty as Watchman for
jforest fires in the new 40-foot steel
stflwer on Chambers Mountain on last
J Mr. Walker will be on duty until
itli. 15th of May, according to Cody
Jriott, county game and fire warden.
I The entire county can be seen from
the. top of the tower, and constant
wat.h will be made for fire. Tele
phone lines enable Mr. Walker to
fmake prompt reports of any fires
jwhivh he may see from his tower.
.Father And Son
Banquet Held At
Lie members of the Bethel Chap
of Youiig Tar Hee! Farmers held
their first annual father md son ban
iui't Saturday evening, Ma'reh 16, in
the elementary school building.
I he chief address was given by Ar
'huK (.;. Jackson, TVAC administrator.
Jir. Jnckson spoke ' principally to the
w.vs. e.:euuraging them to co-oper-aH',
and try experiments with crops
ami 1H . stock. He traced the history
w aiiculture down to the present
Jay, and showed how the farmers of
the past had made a mess out of the
job of farming. He said it was up to
ine :arm bo,-s of today to put agri
culture back on a prcvluctive and prol
jtable oasis, "and they will do it if
they are given training in farm operation-
nd management and in the
business principles of farming.'? He
aked the boys to do the jobs which
are.iio?t difficult to do. He said that
the word can't should be a challenge
t- every boy.
Lyivn Murray, president of the
Bethel chapter, was toastmaster.
yttier boys who had parts on the pro
gram were- Steve Cathey, who gave
jP' address of welcome; "We Future
far.mVr" by Burton Cathey; Toast
10 dads, by William Green; Our pro
gram of work, T. F. Wells, Jr.; and
0Ur accomplishments, by David Ed
wards. Mr. Carl Edwards responded
10 tn.e toast to the dads.
Other guests included W. D. Smith,
2mX as?ent, and agricultural teach
's'. - H. Macham, Franklin, F. A.
(? P-ey, Bryson City, A. G. Morrow,
nvdefeViIle' and W- L- Fitzgdi-ald,
-Miss Beulah Byrd and her class of
.rne ec mi gjris preparecj and
;ned the meal. The boys furnished
K'p f meu grown food as far as possi
;lrr e dinner. St. Patrick's day
rl ,s of. green; and white were car--a
out in a most unusual manner.
fa W ba?.!K,t,was S'ven in honor of
a'T. f the boys studying vocation-
a? ..culture in Bethel high school,
a be..' - p,urPse bringing about
w-on.rt- um5 of comradship and
andP.n betwen f;ther and son,
in clo" brmfm father and others
fa-he LtUrual department. AH
Pt four X'S 'ere Pent ex-
Spring Has Arrived
Spring here, tra-la-la-la-Ia-la,
its spring; .hue again.
According to those in authority.
s,.iig ollii ially arrived at
tills (Tlwrsduy) morning,
Although O.J Man Winter be
haved himscl. during his reign of
the weuther fur tlie pitst three
nionwis. he cciutlnly shod some
tears before dciai-Ung until next
lc-eniber, i hislm--lR-. il one of
the wettest mouths in years.
Annual Meeting Of
C. Of C. Tentatively
Set For April 4th
Directors Of Organization To
Meet Within Few Days And
Make Definite Plans
Chas. E. Ray, Jr., p. ..-sident of the
local Chamber of C'c nun-ice an
nounced 'yesterday that tentative
plans were to have the annual meet
ing of the organization on Thurs
day night, April fourth.
The b-.,ard of dii ec-ors ar? scheduled
to meet in tne next day or two and
the plans lurther. and also
hear reports from several committees'
which have m-t within the past few
Mr. Hay reported that the campaign
to tear dowt, a number of old build
ings in town wa.s going along nicely,
and that several were now being turn
down and cithers were scheduled ' to
come down within the next few weeks.
Negotiations are being' made with
owners of other buildings to get
them down before the season opens.
The organization is working on
several other projects of major im
portance, he said, but no statement
was made concerning them at this
Mrs. Avis Price
Passed Away Thurs.
Mrs. Avis Price passed away at her
home on Fines Creek early Thursday
morning, March 14,1935, at the age of
5 years. She was taken with flu
and contracted double pneumonia
which caused her death. Mrs. Price's
life was one of great usefulness in her
hoiue, in her church and in her com
munity. She was thoughtful of others.
She believed in doing the right thing
and was loved by all who knew her.
She was . .bomed and reared in Iron
Duff township and spent her early
girlhood there. She was married
about 15 years ago to Haydon P ice of
the Fines Creek township. She leaves
to mourn her loss besides a host of
friends, her husband, tv j children,
Jack, age 14, and Glenn, age 11. her
her father and mother, Mr. and Mrs.
Joal Chambers, of Iron Duff, and the
following brot'm-rs and one sister:
Mrs. Glee McKinsey, o" Orangeburg,
S. C; Meridv, of Asheyille.; Norman,
of Bufalo, S. C; Wid C, of Panama
Canal, and Marion Chambers,: of Way
nesville, Route 2. I
I-uneral ser ices were new at rints,
Creek Baptist church at J . o cIock
Friday afternoon. March 15th, with
the pastor, Rev. A. I.. Royle, officiat
ing. Interment was in the -hurch
Mil, C. K. K W is II.
At cltflit-tliirfy last liiclH. Mr
Hay. Sr.. was i-epoH'tl " '
iK'tter. after siifferiiis from a
Attack about three oeloik Wednes
I)r. Bennrd Sniitli. of Asheyille. Vias
called to Mr. Hay's iK-tNide late Ved
156 Students in County to Graduate
While the depression has been hard
on the teachers whose salaries have
been reduced and the pupils have not
had the advantages of the necessary
supplies and equipment demanded by
modern educational methods the
school year's record that will soon
be finished as tabulated in the offif
of the County Superintendent of Ed
ucation is most encouraging.
In 1934 there were 118 graduates
from the high schools of the county
and in 1935 there will be lod gradu
ates. From Bethel there : be oo
as against 22 last year, from aynes
ville 79 as against 60 of last year,
Clyde will have 33 as against 2) ot
1934, and Fines Creek has lb butlat
year had 10 graduates. : As-'Wid De
noted these figures do not -. include tne
Canton schools as Canton is a special
administrative unit, which is not un
der the supervision of tne county
office. " j
As far as any previous records on
hand show, the year just pa-M.-:
,how, the year jus. f"-"-;'
the highest attendancejecord-1
maries tne nignes. a-s, ,,.:
ed during any school year, i
WOULD AKOLISH THE
hkikksi:tti i: j. x i.mi.ia
Bailey And Sentelle
Oppose The Beer Bill
The lower H.nise ,n the general as
sembly heard plentv from two Hay
wood "boys" last Fridav befu e the
vo' Wa taken mi whether or not
the legal aleoliolic content of beer
should be increased from !!.2 o '
Representative J. T. Bailey, as al
ways on dry and wet issues, stood out
for the pre.-ent percentage, and siding
witt. him was Representative R. K.
Sentelle. now of Southpoj-t, but a
former Jla'ywov J , iti.on.
The measure, ivowever. itassed the
house by a vote of :' ( .'! t.
.Mr. Henry Woodmen; 'member of
the faculty' of the Asheville School
for Hoys, spent Sunday a the guest j
of friends in town.
Board of Commissioners
Organized For Business
Haywood county's seven commis
sioners met for their first session
The greater part of the day was
spent in getting organized, and pre
senting to the four new members
th- status of present conditions, and
the business that had been transacted
during the past few months, and also
all unfinished business.
After the new members had been
presented with the facts, the board
was divided into six committees. Each
committee was given the authority to
act on anything coming up under the
general routine of business.. a:.l all
questionable matters are to be inves-l
tigated by the committee, and .net !
presented to the entire board for j
final action. ,
T -'.is n w method will simplify the i
work, of the board, will save time of !
iioth board and those having Lusine.ss!
to traii.-act with them, and will p'sot
give more time for investigating mat-I
teis ireeifing ''teiiTion of the com
missioners. Since the county has beer forced
to take on a. number of relief rases,
a greater part jf each Monday is
in hearing cases, and for
;h" past two. months" 1 1. boar' has
had to continue, their sessions as
mui 'l as three days to ti insact the
liusiness, Uixler the present plan
this .will be handled within a dav.
The "- 'inmittees as nameil are as
I. .Court house ami grounds J. V.
Ray, .1. H. Allison. J. E. Hende--on.
II. County home and farm l ee
Ferguson, J. E. Henderson, A. J. Mc
Cracken. III. Relief Lee Ferguson, 5dwin
Fincher. J. W. Ray.
IV. Tax collector and au'lii-J. E.
Henc' ;rson, J. W. Ray. Edwin Fincher.
increase has justified the efujiloyment
of three additional teachers for the
schools after the opening last fall.
This is attributed to various reasons
by the County Superint ndent, Jack
The major reason given has been
the general health con i-'ions in the
schools, as the past ye-.i has been free
from the usual epidenii-s that have
been so prevalent, often closing the
smaller schools for a time. Credit
for this improved co
to the snlendid co- i
t.ion is given J
ation of the '
District Health work, with the homes
and schools. Prevertive measures are
being practiced -with clinics, lectures
examinations of seh -o! children, inoc
ulations and in ca-es where possible
physical disabilities are corrected.
Another stimulus to better health has
been the establishment of lunch room;
in practically all the county schools.
TUo ,,r.Vio Viove bserved with grat
ifying results the difference in the
children since the hot lunches have
-- ".'. enA candwich at
taken the place a cold .and
: Absentee Ballot
Law In Haywood
Friends Here Say That Mr. Bail
ey Is Determined To See
Hill IJecome Law
Representative .1. T. Bailey is de
termined to abolish the absentee bal
lot law for II ywcod county, it was
learned by The Mountaineer from
close friends and advisers of Mr.
Ba.!ey yesterday here.
A bid has already been introduced
which Would provide for the doing
away with the absentee ballot law.
but it is incorporaiid in the bill which
would set u,. an election ovmmissKin
for the row n of Canton. H is under
stood th.u the bill was held up until
Friday, and if the Canton bill does
not .pass the ( tener il Assembly, it is
Understood that Mr. Hiiilcy will in
troduce another bill separate and
.mart whu h will alwilish the now ex-
I istmg law for this co.nty.
The status of the collector's ioll,
as I est as could be learned, will
not be changed and i. likely to tie
ratified any day. In the evot t Mint
it does, it will abolish the otlice now
held by (liorge A. Hr wn, Sr., who
is iel i in lien t tax eol'IccV- ainU tux
supervisor. This ortice would be
absorlied by 1'. A. Howell, who i.i
now tax collector.
Another of Mr. li.iloy's bills which
w uld provide for the acceptance at
par of bonds due or to become due
in the fiscal year in l ayiiurit of tax s
and assessments oi,.f to Itt.'l.'l, and
autHorroK acceotance of street im
provement bot.ils. i t gai'ille. s if ma
turity, for street assessments is how
mi the senate c-iiiiniittee.
The bjll wliicti t bailees t he seasons
for hunting in the .'oiinty has passed
and the following.' dates haw been
changed: snuiriel. .Septeniiier l.ri to
I Oi mbe, l.'i ; rabbit.. November '.'0 to
F binary I; i.iiil November 211 to
February 1 ; and foxes die year
around. The bill makes it a misde
meanor to stdl squirrels on the market.
V. Outside property J. W. Ray,
Jarvis H. Allison, Edwin Fincher.
VI. Claims corniuitu-e---.1. E, Hen
derson, y. H. Alli.ion, A. J. .McCracken.
J. E. Henderson brought up the
matter of having the court house kept
in a better condition than if is in at
the present. .The matter was discuss
ed at length with lie se'ninient of
the board favo"ing n thoroi.gl clean
up: (This was before the committees
Although no definite antion v'as
taken, i1 is probable that ' sorie imme
diate steps w 11 be taktii to remove
the hil.!ren in t'..e coii.ity home from
the iilfii'r people. (Ine .1'neini :-'r of
the- board s.iid: "It's a brnl sitiia.ion
out there, and e-pec .lly with the 'In
patient in ! be hoir.a."
Thi' nia.L'i. tate
to r-'gain t '-en 1 1
in the coui t hioi-e
up all hope, as th
tent to let things .
at pic-elit, and
who are seeking
ivnict; ollii c s paes
"night as well give
Ic aro .- v'liis ( (iii
'emaiii s triey are
'sjieciall since a
superior court, judge ordered
change seveini 'motif h.'s a(o.
Sev.ra! tax release s wcio granted,
and t he Usual hWiiImt "f ; salesmen
were her i d.
The board adjourned t. m.-et again;
tonight (T'iurslay; at which time;
they will be in exe. u'ivt ession and i
wilf.nani. a count' i.udi't.r ,-.r the'
coming two years. The plae is new:
being filled by T. J,' 'ath y, and the',
Ti-im i-f o'liee ex.-ires ,.pri! first.;
Mr. Cathey. rts-ently received th'- title
of "Standard Accountant" by a. bond-,
ing company, !
Character education has leen em
phasized in the schools and an at
tempt madl- to make the children real
ize the importance of an education
and the advantage ot the privilege of
attendance. Special attention has
been given the unit type of teaching
Several of the county teachers have
prepared the units that have been for
warded to the State Department of
Public Instruction and will be used
; fndv- ti-hich is
i lit .iit; im-? .,.. ... -
now under preparation, for the state
While the libraries of the schools
have 'greatly '.suffered-' and the chil
dren have been denied the proper
amount of reference books, during the
past year several of the schools have
had special drives and benefits which
have to a cer tain extent filled this gap
in the appropriations.
Along with the increased enroll
ment of pupils has trone a more thor
ough co-operation between the par-
ents anr tne leacneis. n.
dergtan(? of the problems of each
.nts ami the teachers. A oeuer un
Thousands of Dollars Are
Being Spent Here on Hotel
Gordon. 25 Men Get Jobs
$2,500 Is Heing Spent On The
Wayside Lodge Hy Mrs.
K. 11. Dlackwell
Workmen are busily engaged in
installing six complete modern bath
rooms in the Wayside Lodge, form
erly known r.-s the Hon Air lle-tel,
ami also lining an extensive remod
The building is now owned and
operated by Mrs. R. 11. Hlackwell.
It was learned yesterday that at
least r00 would be spent on the
buildin befor. finishing the job.
Jerry Liner has the" coup act, and
has u number of ien a work there
Two More Decide
To Seek Office In
City Election Here
Walter T. Crawford Is Out For
Mayor, -md Dr. Y. 11. Liner
Sekinr Place On Hoard
Talk of the city election is gaining
ill interest each d.i.V, as t he ' inie liar
rows down to less th'in six weeks be
fore the voters will speak at the
The mayor's 'race .will have at h ast
two candidates and pivbahly several
inoi .'. This .week Walter T. Crawford
definitely derided to be a candidate,
and last-week as announced in tin
paped, .1. II. Way, Jr., now abb rinan.
will seek the mayor's place.
. Other than two ..present ahlei nieii.
'a n II. Jones and V, I.. Ilardiii, .1 r.,
who are seeking ro-cloct'on, Hr.W. II.
Liner will be (In- third .candidate for
membership on the ,,oard.
Several others have been ment ioned,
but have made no formal statement
as far as this paper could learn.
The election will be held on the
seventh of May. The vote is expected
to total the average, which is one
thousand. Ijist olevt ion 1010 votes
were cast in the mayor's race.
Mrs. C;B. Jones Was
Given Burial Last
Saturday At Clyde
Funera' services were held on Sat
urday afternoon at o' lock from flic
Clyde .Melhod.it church for His.
Margaret Jsaltcllc Jones, 75.' wife, of
C. H. Jones, well known retired faun
er of flic county. Rev, M. E. Lep
Iwich, pastor of the chinch, i.ad
charge of the services. Mrs. Juries
passed awav at ti :.'!M on Thursday
e.'eniiu' at ..er borne in Civile after
being ill for almost four years. Bur
ial was in the Pleasant Hill cciiietriy'
of Clyde. :
Mis. Jones and her family have,
"for yca i been prom im nt ly ' connect e-l J
wit li the life of the i-ouilty. , Pallliear
eis were her grandsons, as follows.!
Roland and Marshall. I.eat.hcrwooiitj
Rodney Carr arid .Charles, Edwin and1
A Igie Spears, Jr. - ,
Surviving an- .her 'husband, thtei
daughters:- .Mrs. M. A. Lea'-iierwood,
and Mis. N. T. Carr, both 'of I lyd. .
'i s. A. R. Spi-ars, of Canton, and
three sons: J. Gv Jones, Claude Jones,
and Iloriald Jones, all of i'lyile, a
sister: Mrs. M. V. Robinson,: of Civile,
and several half biot.he.s and half
Mr. and Mrs. I'. IL N'oland had as
their guests -oyer the week-end Miss
Mary Hooks, Who is teaching in the
'Canton schools this year, and Miss
Addle Mellonald, who is located , in
(hie Almond schools this term, but
who formerly taught jn Waynesville.
has been shown in the various activ
ities of the P. T. A.'s throughout the
One feature of the year offering se
rious .'difficulties has been the trans
portation "of the pupils by the busses.
There v.re at preesnt 23 busses in
......... 1 1. .m i tlin r.ninti- l-ort to
transport the children to and from 1 1
schwl ,n time and without long hours
of waiting there should be at least 30.
These busses are bought and main
tained by fhe state.
But along with the gratifying re
sults of the 1935 record, it is usfess
to claim that the schools have been
kept up to the high standard outlined
by the state department two years
ago with the decrease "n , financial
support this would be impossible.
However the record should prove to
the legislators, that the people of
-v i r t: -.:-- v.. ...(
ucational advantages, and should make
mern eOKniiani ui litis uuc -otic
iigation that should stand first when
the state funds are distributed.
Jerry Liner (iets Contract To
Remodel, and Hepaint Hotel.
Massie To Furni.sji Furn
ishings Twenty-five men will begin work on
remodeling and lepainting the Hotel
Gordon next week, it was learned
from Jerry Liner, local contractor,
vi ho was awarded the job.
The Jefferson Standard Life, ' -surance
Company, owneis of the 1:
hae contracted to spend se I
thousand dollars on the furnishi
and lepairing within the next fee
weeks, C. ,1. Recce, local representa
The building in general will be re
modeled; and a brand new kitchen
added. Modern windows will be used
tlKoughout the kit. hen, and (leneral
Elect l ie steam table, dish waher and
a bil cubic foot refrigerator will be
installed by Massie Furniture Com
pany; together with box-springs in
VI bedrooms ami new window shades.
The contractor has until May 15
to complete, the job, ami at. that vime
the opeiator for -the M'ason will be
named, Mr. Recce said. "I haven't
fbe slightest, idea who Will operate
the hotel .this summer.' There are
already, some 15 or -0 applicants for
the place. We are, however, working
with the Chamber of Commerce in
seeing that a competent and wide
awake manager is secured for the
The lobby of the bole! will be re
papered and the woodwork will be
varm-dicd,- The entire exterior of
the building will be painted white.
It .. w:is -learned from Mr. Liner that
over 500 gallons of paint w ill ho' re
quired for the job. According to an
advertisement elsewhere in this paper
lieSoto paints and '-. varnishes will be
used exclusively on the job.
The contract includes overhauling
all bell anil light systems, electrical
wiring and all plumbing will be put in
first class condition.
The Hotel Gordon, has sixty bed
rooms, ami is the largest hotel in
Waynesville. It is tint unusual dining
the'sunimer months for the hotel Io
be filled to capacity.
The owners are making every ef
fort to have the hotel in (he best
condition that it has been in for a
number of years.
..To Exchange 1th
Liberty Loan Bonds
Holders of fourth liberty bonds are
bt ing givt n the opportunity to.ex
chi'.nge thelii for a new series of bonds
just issued by the United' Stales
treasury, according to a wile leceived
this week by the l iist Nation.il Bank
fri.rn Henry .J-o.i gelit hail,' J ri, secr( -tai
y of t he i rea's u i y.
His wore to the hank hole roaii.s ill
pai-l as. liillowr : '
"The treasury '.would'- again appro-:
ciate your help as - g i v.-.u on previous
,,. i a - i'-n in :n-achiri.g individual liobl
ers oil' tin ciilhd fourth . liberty b.ian
on, id , to ailvise them, of the oppor
tunity to ov-hango them for a new
.series of ;:easury' bonds. This oiler
teriiiinafes . W'eitnesibiy, March 27.
.The. bonds that are eligible for ex
change are the. fourth liberties with
terminal 'digits five,, six arid seven.
Many holder- of bonds in small de-.
nominations are unaware of advantage.-
of exchange into the new
The bank officials will be glad to go
into detail with anyone wanting to
make the exchange.
Name Speakers For
Judge Felix K. Alley will be the
commericem.ent speaker at, the Way
nesville Township Schools, and Rev,
Hroadus K. Jones, pastor of the First
Baptist church of Ilendersonville will
prea h the cohimencement . serini f il ;
it wis announced by Superintenilent '
M. H. Bowles this week.
Details of the .commencement pro-.
gr:.m have almost been completed, and
full details will be given later.,..
Methodist To Have
Sermon In Song
Paul- Hardin. Jr., pastor of the
Metho'dift. church, has arir-.outi i an
unusual service for. 7:0 o'clock Sun
day night. It will be a sermon in
song service,' . .
The Life of Christ will be g:ven in
songs, with dtiets, solos, quartet... and
the entire choiF; furnishing the music.
! Be f, ire vaefi song the pastor wio"g:ve
brieflv a few remarks concerning 'he
ife ief Chn-t which the
L-overs of music