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f J. Keiger Leaves
Balsam Hatchery To
UVork ForThe TVA
gas Been With Local Hatchery
For Eleven lears. uuih up
One Of Best In South
,- j K..-cr, fer the past eleven
-as U:cn in charge of the Mor-
5.0n fh Hatchery at Balsam, re
ined thU tttvk to take over the place
j .jpennt.n-lent of fish culture with
A. .... ....
v. Bfiivr will leave witmn a iew
v and wil proDauiy oe swtuuucu
T -.oininir to ,tiua section m
fp"' l'.'-l, hi' has developed at Bal
lm "one ti: the main attractions of
X kind in the state. Not only has
C developed the fish end of the hatch
v but has created interest in the
Jor'k of personal contacts and the
Modern zw he has built,
i Thousands of people vist the hatch
v annually and he never fails to
j,ke advantage of the opportunity
tt set across nis message auuut nusu
nroner fishing methods.
.file has received compliments from
jl over the country about the hatch-
v. For the past several years the
btchery has turned out about a mil
Bnn nd a half fish a year.
fMr. Keiger has elaborate plana for
llargintr the zoo, and was planning
$ bringing angaiors nere hub suju
ier and keep them in the pools,
i Just whom the state department
k conservation and development will
ime for the place is unknown.
Tells Of Activities
Of Waynesville Boy
The News and Observer of Raleigh,
rried in last Sunday's edition an in-
resting 'article, by Ben Dixon Mac
trill, -veteran feature writer of the
J ate. of i he old days at the Bragg
rmv Post with particular reference
d Pope Field and its recent improve
J One of the pictures gives a view of
loth the- new concrete-steel-giass
fengar-s, each big enough to hold a
ty block without folding up, and the
!l antiquated hangars near by that
C' government has not yet taken the
ouble to remove. In the nicture mav
seen Sergeant Alley Brown, form-
ly of Waynesyile, and son of Mrs.
The article gives quite a bit of space
Sergi-aht Brown, who eniovs the
Ikinctii.H of being the only one of
fill' men now at the field who has
Veen the ;? since it was first estab
Ifhed !iy the government. Some of
the men now connected with it were
were in ih beginning- but thev have.
oi the meantime, been stationed many
I he writer, states that while Ser
vant. Rr,,wi has kept to the path of
ftuy ;w outlined from time to time
' I'm ;,. Sam, he is a changed man.
J hen the Sergeant first went to the
c'( he v, very thin, but has put
w mu h weight that, "there is not
Jiuth of -.. Sergeant Brown familiar
ff'w. :iy.e the gray twinkle, in his
r'Ur,ta:!:f.,..i's eyes aT1d his pfodi
firas ; ms of laughter."4 .-.''
fourlViple Suffering ;
I'rom Burns Improving
; lhe;!-ifir!.Ji;in nf t-Via -frvnr nalicnte
"i" tta . '.vihi, ( onntv Hnsnit.nl siif.
P"i)C r.r- m hums is; as follows: Miss
ifn;; .lyy.: of . Canton, .who was
srpe1;- y. .the hospital on Sunday
.wn cloKhing caught Hire
. and whose condition
Frank. Cagie, of Cruso, who MM
wrned !,y the explosion of a boiler
a Itimlr mill, Miss Mattie Massey,
Z "tJ'ViI.Je, and Mrs. Dan Wright,
j.-1"0'' a-''? gradually improving;
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Judge Felix E. Alley, who will de
liver the commencement address at
the high school here. Tuesday, April
80th. His subject will be "The Hour
Members Of Board
The entire prenrnt board of ald
ermen of tills city made forinul
announcement tills week that they
J. H. Way, present mayor pro
tern Is Making the ila-e of mayor,
wlUJe the other two member of
the lioiird, Sum II. Jones and V.
It. Haidln, Jr., anv seekiiig re
eleetion on the board.
To date there Iiave be'ii four
formal announcements for aldor
inan. Some ollUeal ubMervers"
state that there will be ten in the
raee before the luial day for illin.
43rd Annual Ramp
Be Held Easter
Annual Affair Will Be Held At
Betsy's Gap On Highway
J. B. Davis, of Fines Creek, presi
dent of the Haywood-Madison Ramp
Convention, stated yesterday that the
43rd annual affair would be held on
Sunday, April 21, at Betsy's Gap on
Highway No. 209.
Mr. Davis said that the following
delegates would be in attendance:
Waynesville R. T. Messer, M. M.
Noland, Mark Galloway, Jack Mes
ser, and J. R. Hipps, and Uncle Abe
(whoever he is.)
Jonathan Lee Ferguson, J. Boyd, i
Medford Leatherwood, and Charlie
Moody. ' I
Lake Junaluska- Will Medford, Guy j
Fulbright, Taylor Medford. and Cash : .
Clyde? Haskew Havnes, Coman
Francis, Homer West, Mack Fish. jru wii i is -On last Saturday I
Canton Archie Russell, James i talkcil ti -ele en groups of tourKts
Wells,- Claude Williams, Pat Cole, and! and every one of tlu-m slated iIh-v
Iron Duff T. J. Davis and Charlie
Crabtree Charlie Noland, Dr. R. S.I
Walker, Glenn Palmer, Ruff McCrack-j
en, and Wilson Kirkpatrick. j
Fines Creeks-Bill Murray, F. Green,
and D. Reeves Noland.
White Oak Dee Clark and Ben
Spring Creek Zeb Davis, Enlass
Askew, H. S. Davis and Roy Woody.
President Davis said: "All delegates
are supposed to bring their families
and anyone else they please. Dinner
will be served on the ground, which
will consist of bread, broiled meat,
boiled eggs, ramps and black coffee
The wood and ramps will be free."
FORMER HAYWOOD MAN
IS TEXAS LEGISLATOR
According to Dr. J. C. Davis, of
Rule, Texas, who is a member of the
Legislature of that state, "Beer joints
are bad enough and dance halls are
bad enough, but a beer joint combined
with a dance hall is just too bad."
Holding this view Dr. Davis has joined
in the sponsorship of a bill to divorce
beer dispensaries from dance halls in
the state of Texas.
Dr. Davis, who is a former citizen
of Haywood county, is the brother of
Dr. F. M. Davis, of Canton, and an
uncle of Grover C. Davis, of Waynes
ville. He is a practicing physician in
Rule Texas and since taking up his
residence there some thirty-tfive years
ago, has been active in politics. Like
his kinsmen in the county, he is a
Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Grahl, who
formerly resided here, but are living
near Dalton, Ga., have arrived in
town and are spending two weeks in
Program At WTHS
Judge Felix E. Alley And Rev.
Broadus E. Jones Will Be
The commencement exercises of the
Waynesville Township High school
win get under way Friday night
when the senior play. "Rebecca of
bunnybrook Farm, will be given.
The next event on the program will
be the Junior-Senior banquet at the
jviethodist church Saturday night.
Che commencement sermon will- be
preached on Sunday night, April 28th,
by the Rev. Broadus K. Jones, pastor
oi tne first liaptist church of Hen
dersonville. Rev. Mr. Jones is one
of the outstanding pastors and speak
ers in Western North Carolina. He
preaches to a packed house twice each
Sunday in Hendersonville, and is in
much demand as a speaker every
Monday morning at ten o'clock
the class day exercises will be held.
the theme will be 'The Rainbow
The graduating address will be de
livered by Judge Felix E. Alley. He
has chosen for his topic, "The Hour
All evening programs will begin
promptly at eight o'clock.
Superintendent M. H. Bowles stat
ed yesterday that there were 74 in
the senior class.
The several elementary schools will'
hold their exercises in order not to
conflict with the high school program.
The Hazehvood exercises are set for
Thursday the 25th, the Central Ele
mentary operetta will be held on Mon
More detailed announcements will
be made in next week's issue.
M. Ii. MKSSKIt "I have tcen r-jid-
iiij; The MountaiiKSer for many years
and I enjoy it now more than ever.
I osiHs-lnlly liHik fiiruanl to I'nele
Abe, Random Side Glances and the
Count y Ajfent column. "
V. A. HYATT "I can't we how things
will get slraiglKcncd out in ItnMgh
soon. They imve proiniM'd niore
money than they can find. I have
just returned and It is an interest
ing thing to watch."
fiKOUGE ItAlI'F "V a ynesvill c
should regulate th prices charge)
by lol iHMinling 'houses and hotels
and private places to rent. This
week a family moved away because
of iM'ing clinrg'd too iniich."
IIOMEK IIKXKY "There iw exact
ly 1.0(10 patients laki'ii in at the
. Haywood 'ounty Hospital during
the year 193-1."
. T. I)i: TON "There arc a lot of
houses fit Waynesville that need
painting, and I -believe, that there
is inoi-c painting Ix'ilig lonc this
year than ever. I -certainly docs
help .the looks ol the town."
wore positive that this section un
due for the bcM 'season, in years.'
Weather In March
Mildest In 48 Years
March was one of the three mildest
in : North . Carolina' during, the last
forty-eight years and this has caused
an advance in vegetation of one to
two weeks ahead of the average, re
ported Wr. D, Smith, official weather
However, recently cloudy, rainy
weather, wet soil and cold conditions
of the last few days have delayed
preparation and planting crops, ex
cept in portions pf the coastal plain
where progress was satisfactory, es
pecially in the southern portion, con
siderable preparaflon . and planting
having been carried on prior to the
west period. Winter gram is doing
well, track good, and there has been.
no iniurv to fruit as yet. Pastures
are reported in good to excellent con
dition for the time of the year. :
Funeral For Thomas Hyatt
Will Be Hedl This Afternoon
Funeral services will b held this
afternoon for Thomas Hyatt, 46, who
died Wednesday morning at: 6 o'clock
at the home of his mother in Hazel
wood, after an illness of ten days.
The services will be conducted from
the Hyatt residence, with Mr. Kay Al
len in charge and interment will be in
Green Hill cemetery.
Mr. Hyatt is the son of Mrs. Rosa
Hyatt and the late F. Taylor Hyatt.
He was engaged in farming near
WavnesTille. Surviving are his moth
er, two sisters, Mrs. Myrtle Mincey,
Of rranKJin, ana mrs. xvaipu ijj, mi
SyJva, two brothers. David and Harleyf
- -w-i , 1 , T1U rf
Hyatt of Waynesville. j
iter r j
(Cut Courtesy Ashevllle Citizen-Times)
.Miss Mary WiHie. Iotlu. daurhter of Mr. and Mrs. Il.lriy Kotti. of tliu
eJty; is valadietofiaii of iliis y.'ai's senior elass of the WXvnosvillo Township
lii;h Si-hool. She is tlif third memlM-r of tlie itotlia family 'to win (his. honor.
Miiis Mary .Me, ford, at the' .right. Is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. ('.
Medford. also of this city, iy the sjilutatorian of the graduating .-lass. Miss
Med-ford is tlie third uieinher of her family to receive tills honor.'
Russ Pres. And
Medford As Secy.
Charles E. Hav Discusses 1935
Program Of Chamber Of
Commerce At Meet
The newly elected board of directors
of the Waynesville Rotary Club in
their first exoeutivle session this
week named W, Curtis Russ, editor
of The Mountaineer, as president, and
William Medford as seerotary-t re-assurer.
.-.The. new officers' will take of
fice the lit st of July.
The newly elected board of direc
tors are as follows: William Medford,
Jack Messer, K. L. Withers, Dr. C. N.
Sisk, Ch'irles K. Ray and W. Curtis
Russ. The present president is Dr.
R, H. Stretcher, and Dr. S. P, Cay is
At the regular meeting last Friday,
Charles Ray, president of the Cham
ber of Commerce, gave briefly an out
line of the organization's program for
the year. Mr. Ray during the course
of his remarks stressed the fact that
the "community's big need at pres
ent is-community improvement. The
community should he made more at
tractive and enjoyable for both visi
tors and homefolks," he slated.
"We? have 'at this t ime hot It respon
sibility and opportunity, The eyes of
the world Jire on W-aynesvilli''," lie
Mr. Huir, district : 'manager' of
Standard Oil ('omtiany, was greetl'tl
as a new .memher to the club.
Triangle S t a t i o n
Managed By F. Davis
Wo: 'n i.s
-'. !a li'.ic! to bigin soon on
ie I- illing Station, which
is loi-aS.o.1 til -the . intersection of .Viai'nl
street and the A.-heville highway, It
was ie. i nc!! from .'Frank '"Davis,-: who
recently took over tin' management of
the stat ion, :
Mr. -Da'vi.v "was operator of 'this,
station some few years ago, and on
several occasions held the record of
having sold tnoie gas and oil than
anv station west ot Asheville. le.xaco
products are bandied.
The remodeling of the station will
make t one of the most up-to-date in
HAYWOOD MASONS TO
; The annual communication of the
Grand' Lodge' of North Carolina A. V.
& A. M. will be held in Raleigh April
Kith, 17th and 18th, 1935.
Those attending from the forty
first district are DeVere K. Medford,
District Deputy Grand Master, Claude
B. Hosaflook, Master of Waynesville
Lodge, No. 2o9; Ralph M. Crawford,
Master Clyde Lodge, . .o. 4o3; i
B. York, Master Pigeon River Lodge,
No. 386; Ralph Moore, Snoma Lodge;
ri,.() v' 4V!
Man Now On Newspaper
In Key West, Florida
Friends here will be interested in
learning that Ora L. Jones, former
Waynesville newspaper man is now
managing editor of the Plorida Keys
Sun , published at Key West.
A recent issue of the paper carried
in detail an article about a compre
hensive program of summer activities,
which will include a swimming pool,
bridle path, botanical garden, and a
general wrecking of old houses.
The paper is warm in its praise of
the "Island" and evidently is a leader
in civic movements. Another inter
esting article was that the past sea
S5.00O persons visited the island dur
son was the best since lyzb. uver
"'K me season
At High School
Public Invited To
Good Friday Service
The four ministers of the elty
IswikhI a Joint Invitation yeslcrtlay
to every jwrson In the eominiiiiity
to join with them in n threc-hour
'n liv at the (iract l'.piscNil
Church commencing at twelve
oVIix-k Friday, which Is .immI
Those signing the Imitation
l'aol Hardin, dr., Methodist
II. . Itaaeoui, Ituptist I'astor.
Dr. H. I". Walker, I'l-esliylerlan
Allx il Ncs, Kcclor l-:pl.scokal.
For Our Farmers
(By J. II. Dean, Agricliltiiial Author-
ity ) '
'There.-' has been more rainfall in
Tennessee and adjoining states this
spring than any spring for thirty
four .years, This has di layed plant
ing of all crops throughout the south
Due tn this unusual "wet .spell'
farmers are behind iii their work and
many of t hem will not plant the crops
that they h id .intended planting. In
our -opinion this will result in ;i dis
tressing shortage ill produce through
out. the ve.'ir Covet rinn-nl wni-L- :onl
industrial activity will' be greatly in-,"1' ,n(' g'"'Cal assembly to ipSllll) per
creased this year-' over last vcar and! :''-ssl"11: At l"eent the pay of mem-
theie will be a stronger ilemand for
all farm products, aiid especially veg
etables. ' :;"
We must, remember that our South
ern tioiglibors have not been itble to
jda'tn either henc
e can " grow
vegettibles tor the 'market as '-.early a -.'.bey
can. In fact many of -them will
!!'' grow 'their usual quantity of veg
: I'tables ('of this section,- hence it . i c;n
that the market would lie great iy id
favor of the local . producers. '-.-;..
-The truth of the matter is tlie
drougth :ind (lust storhis of the West
and the Usual rains of -. the ' .Southeast
have placed farmers in this ,-ecl.iiin in
a. favoi-ed jiosit ion. The wet weaWu'r
only -means that -all crops will be
three or -four. 'weeks later than usual.
The subsoils of our Section, however,
are thoroughly saturated with : water
and there is ample reserve moisture to
carry the crop through. The .-springs
ate bold, the creeks are up, the weIs
and citerns and ponds are full.. The
crops ol. t His section will stand three
or. lour weeks later planting -and -
probably do as well as usual. It is'
no time to get panicky and abandon -'
crops or pans oi crops, we are sure
our farmers will use their usual good,
common sense and take the fullest
advantage of this opportuity.
Every farmer who has contemplat
ed raising any kind of vegetables this
spring should be more concerned and
determined to grow them now more
than ever. If he has certain lands
set aside for oats or corn, he should
by all means prepare that land as best
possible and make every effort to
grow a fine crop. If he contemplated
growing a patch, or field, of tobacco
he should resolve to make: a better
crop than he. ever grew before..
Due to the government's expansion
of the currency; the government's ex
pm liture of billions of dollars; to
the drougth and raging dust storms of
the West and the excessive rains of
the Southeast, prices are bound to be
high. The man who has something
to sell will be in luck.
Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Russ had as
their guests over the week-end Mr.
and Mrs. Foster Bennett, parents of
Mr. W. C. McBride, of McCormick,
S. C, is visiting Mr. and Mrs. Carol
THl'RSDAY, APRIL 18, 1935
Annual C. Of C.
Banquet Set For
Splendid Program Planned. Fred
Weede To Be Principal
V mal plans have been made for the
annual Chamber of Commerce banquet
which will be held on Tuesday even
ing. April i.'i, at the Masonic Temple
at seven thirty. All indications are
that at least 1M) will be present for
The program commtitce has an
nounced that Mr. Fred Weede, man
ager of the Asheville Chamber of
Commerce, will be the in '
speaker of the evening. Several 1 . I
people will make three minute -spouses.
The complete program for the
will be outlined by the president,
Charles E, Ray.
Tickets have been placed on sale,
and several committees are now sell
ing the tickets. A special inducement
is being made for a man and wife
the reductions being two for $1,115.
Single plates are seventy-tfive cents.
A number of young ladies will
serve the meal which will be prepared
by the ladies of the Eastern Star,
.-During the course of the program
musical selections will be rendered by
several of the town's musicians.
The board of directors in a recent
meeting voted to extend invitations
to the eleven nearby towns to send
over for the banquet special repre
sentatives. About 25 special invita
tions have been forwarded by secre
tary :. I,. Withers.
The committees named to sell tick
ets aro as fpllowti:
Professional group: Dr. S. 1. Gay,
Harry Hall and M, II. Howies,
Individual' group: Fclil Stova'l,
Kdw in lhiynes, Emmett , Hallentino,
Oliver Sheiton, ( brest George add J.
li. Siler. ;
Industrial group: I,. M. Richeson,
Ralph 1'ri cost, and W. I,. I.ampkin.
Commercial group: Guy Massie, (,'.
- N, Allen, Albert Abel, Hurst Bui-gin,
ami George Brown, Jr.
Hotels and boarding houses: W.
Curtis Russ, Hugh Massie, Paul Mar
tin, and H. W. 'Woodward.
Bill Would (;ive
Members .'Of State
Salary Would lk Increased Prom
$b0 To $!IOO If Tropic
Voted For ( hanjrc
, Raleigh. The senate is expected to
pass the bill by the house '.Thursday,.'
to submit ;m 'amendment to slate e i -stitution
in tin next gcnetal amend-
m.eiit to increase, the ..pay of members.
I.ers of I hi' assemlilv is . Siti(ll) tier ses
sion and $H -per day for special ses
sion, inn to i'.VH-i'd day:-, while the
speaker of the-house ami lieutenant
goveiMof receive each per ses
I lie new ai.iieinl.iu-ot ib pa.ss-d by
the.' -Iiyuse would III-i ea.-e t rie pay 01
iii.eiiili-is j.f tin'; Kcnenii jissi-mnly to
ior each i ' giilar session alio
', .,' 11 d''.V. lor- pe:-ial : session ' who h '
i-.iiio.il. 2:i ii,iy;-: 1 no pay of
' ! bo six-ifker . and lieutenant trove i tior
would I e iiii.-i cased - from -tiTOU to
i 1.1)00 fur each leguUir. ,-i ssion.
'I he prevailing opinion is that even
if. the an,(;minie)it is submitted to a
yo'e of the peopte, R wiil he defeated.
Xlio-e who iidydi -ate it, howeyei-, point
out' that there seiiiis. to he no pbssi
bilit'y thiit the general assenitjly will,
ever again be al.de to. hold its. sessions
down to tin days and that since im.-tn-i-eis
must now plan on spending from
!0 to 120 days in . Raleigh each ses
sion, the; pay should be increased at
least to $'.M)( a session
are not c.x-
.pec - ted to occur
' ' -
Court' House Will Be
Closed At On Saturdays
The board of commissioners in ses
sion Monday ordered that the court
house be closed at 3 o'clock each Sat
urday afternoon, beginning the fourth
of May. . -
This order was passed so that the
the janitors would have time, to give
the building a thorough cleaning be
fore the opening for business on Mon
day morning. The measure was also
for the benefit of the officials to catch
up with work without intereference
of the public.
:j Miss Fay. Steppe,, of Wood'fin, X. C,
is spending several days in town as
the guest of Mrs. Leon jott.
OFFICIAL WEATHER REPORT
Date Max Min
11 67 ' ; 40 ' ' " Cloudy
12 ' -.- 55 ' 36' Dust
13 53 36 .' Clear
14 -'"' 51 30 "-, . Clear
15 60 36 ' Clear
16 C9 32 Clear
17 52 ,25 Frost