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WAYNESYILLE, NORTH CAROLINA
THURSDAY, AKil ST S. 19J-
Waynesville Schools Will
gegin 1935-36 Term 29th
Begin On 26th
Vftx ran"" - -
. lienor, i" '"'
'tional Teacher Here
.iilt Township Schools
ay, August 29th, for
i'-orm Parents are
,"rr,.r their children the
reti ni school, and provide tne
boo! supplies by Monday,
newaj) - Details of the State
SejKtKifr- , p, wili be pub-
Ttxv-.ocK , . 5nformation is
ffctda-' SW' - nrohablv be
!?,,( week of August 19th to
3SU vhool indents are requested
n.fJ - , i i Km Hint,
', piwr at tne nign emvui mu.."6
' ' , !..',. qt.H rtxriotrfltinn
if .'q; iCnt'UU'C; . ...
August -btn; so-pnomores, uu
Anugust 27th; juniors and
Wednesday, August tn.
, .1 1 -n-i.AC.Ant IT! hP
c.,Ws snouiu pjvsjciiv i,"-
bove mentio.rieu uaico 4..
'...; (,f registration may be cleared
. j.iMMn work be crins on
riursday, August 9tn.
VI Wavnesville township teacners
'are requested to niece 111 n..
Uoot auditorium Saturday morning,
tapis: 23rd, at- iw.w ociock. ita-
r -1: be notiheu 01 xneir unai
ftonunt as to giaue- u - uunu.e
Mr, J. C Tignor, the Waynesviue
township ocationai AgnoununM.
leather,- will be in , tne -airricuivuia
roo-ni of the Central .iemeniry
baifding on Saturday irom s:uu w
30 cclcck lor maiviauai cuuaei-
fsces wits pupils who wc
10 take agriculture next year.
School officials wish to thank par-
. , - Via
tuts 101 tneir co-upemwuii .111:
and -olk-it even more co-oper-
, . 1 i . moc
ton in rmik.rig tne scnooi year ijw
16 the :tiet in the history of tne
icheol," superintendent M. H, 'Bowles
stated, - -
Ickes Decision Will
Start Work On Link
Of Parkway At Once
Scenic Parkway Will Be Started
As Soon As N. C. Officials
Sign Right-Of-Way Deeds
Competent Hospital Superintendent.
ravel In Park
Shows 22 Gain
Estimated, .-travel to Great Smoky
Mountain.-. National Park for July,
was 8-'i,'i'i3, as compared with
1.035 -for Julv,-' 1934, or a stain of
per 11 m:. A traffic count taken
one if the six entrances to the park
suited m a count of 21,b49 auto-
e- earryirg 71,303 people. Esti-
wKtwr, that 'in per cent additional
opie cam, intf, the park at the five
her er.:r,.r,.-s a total travel figure
'f KiaW u- t stimated..
Auti-mnlr;:,,. from 44 states, the
itt ;.r '. 4 . Columbia and Canada
wrt if'unted. Twentv-.pven and
'tie-ltaif lur n-nt of visitors Were
from -l.ili - i thi-r tVinn Tpnnpsspp
Carolina. During this
tavei yiar :u:r. from 47 stntp-;
A contract under which North
LaroJina will give the Federal cov
ernment title to the right-of-way for
iue iirsi unK 01 tne scenic hiirhwav
between the Shpnnn,l(inVi Vcinn'l
ark in Viil'inia and the Great
Smoky Mountains .National Park in
North Carolina was signed Satur
day by Secretary Ickes.
Bids for construction of the link.
a U-mile stretch in Alleghanv Coun
ty, N. C. just below the V iririnia
JN'oh Carol ina line,) already have
been received, and work will tret un
der way as soon as the contract is
signed by North Carolina highway
Charles Ross, counsel for the North
Carolina Highway commission, said
he expected the state officials would
sign the contract earlv this week.
and it would be immediately returnee
10 wasmngton, opening the way
lor actual construction.
The contract, which conveys to the
government a fee simple title for the
right-of-way, was agreed on yester
day by Ross and Nathan Margold,
Interior department solicitor.
Ross said the width of the right-of
way would vary between 200 and
1,500 feet, averaging about K00 feet
for the 12-nnle stretch. In addition,
provision is made to give the gov
ernment easements at points along
the way where there are particular
The highway counsel declared he
had expected Secretary Ickes would
only approve the document today,
awaiting the signatures of the North
Carolina officials before giving this.
"He said he would go us one bet
ter," Ross said, "and sign it now.
This means as soon as our highway
officials Sign it, there will be no need
for Mr. Ickes to bother any more
The Federal Roads bureau, which
will construct the 400-mile parkway
at an estimated cost of $10,000,000,
already has approved the low bid
for the first link, and is prepared to
authorize work to begin as soon as
the contract negotiations are com
pleted. Nello Teer, of Durham, was- low
bidder on the link, submitting a pro
posal of approximately $365,000.
Ftir.er.iC ;..)-i-:.,c. -e t- tt, .,i.
who dierl af '1:1R o'clock
Cm- , i t- . Wn,l J m
i 1 -i urtjjubi cnurcn, wien
n.")V. Eaii. oiTi. nffi.5tino In.
srnten; was -lr, thp Rpthel (rpmetprv.
-'If, Eikv.'u.lv n.oi v,;ni,
atrp with a heart attack. At
it ,f hk death he . was an em-
w ... 1. uvai biiicill m
torni erly he was. a distribu-
Or Trt. j- 1 i.i n -
Nw Jfj n' u Company .01
:E'lwad is survived by his
fo'l.y children, Joe, Jack, Fred,
A,nd "AIi6S Mary Edwards;
J;M0,her.:.MrS.-J...M. Edwards; twi
JJIri. John A. Plott, of AVay
M'K:nd M:'p- J- L- Causby, of
Errt- ' ,and five brothers, VD. J.:
1,1 lAlnoilln. J- TTJ .
rf. -i;. larl .and
riotte; Jim Edwards, of
2S a?7'? if the county and the
LJih:TAsn this week the
pr.orvvJ"'Cllst 1 or 1934 and all
advertised will be
court v - "",u U1 oeptemoer. at
WOOn ;"AY AT HAZEL-
11 "- usx church ;
ndgv'-'i : " -:-'de
'HomFr 18- s been set
lilm p Comng Day at the
5 n al If'1 ?t church- This will
r. a- v-"' , "ee"ng ..with .picnic
nurch. All members
ti- 1 , ore.epnt Tli- I
read - 1 aTld the church cov
Wais ;.-A-.'Very interesting nrn-
"S Planne.l All
TS arc 111 1 e. J. or
J" ar-d -vii " , tAPec-ed to be pres
am. i", ;'?;Ve a part on the
Vs at!i friM hTd that all mem-
"J cf the church will
Out Need For Early
Completion Of 209
Charles B. Hawkins, of Fines
Creek, was here Monday, and ap
peared before ' the county commis
sioners in behalf of Highway 209.
Mr. Hawkins, as well as others, have
been working for the past number of
years to get the road fvom Craotree
to James' .store . completed. tThe
pavement ends at Crabtree,
The survey of the road . vva.s made
some five years ago, and according to
Mr. Hawkins, the new. route would
shorten the distance a mile and a
half. The present road being eight
miles from the pavement to James'
In making his appearance before
the county commissioners, Mr. Haw
kins made practically the same ex
planation as was made two weeks ago
to the state highway i commission in
Raleigh. . .
Mr. Hawkins explained that during
the past year over two million feet
of lumber was hauled over the road;
and that: more tobacco was hauled
over that road than any :n the coun
ty. He also pointea out, mibi aw
trucks going to Tennessee would, use
that route if it was better. .'-..
The board of .'commissioners, passed
a resolution that will be submitted
to the state highway . commission
asking that they give the road their
Cattle Sales At
Clyde Are Good
Last Thursday about 150 head of
cattle were sold at the the stock yards
at Clyde, with the prices proving fat
isfactory to the farmers.
Cattle brought from $4,o9 to o.
Interest in the sales, which, a
held every Thursday, has been stead
ily increasing, officials stated.
BUSY SESSION MONDAY
; lacs. V til -
No Loss To Be Sustained
By County From Alleged
Tax Collector's Shortage
Funeral For G. N.
Henson, 51, Held
Here On Sunday
Former Liquidating Agent Of
Banks, Passed -Away After
MISS HI TH HAMPTON
Kemrninw from a leav,- -,f ,
-Kain in ( h;u;.- f th H;iy
teen months .Nils. ILiiImi suivi-s
Pilot, is l.y Slu Mill.
Mils MM I II: HltlN
"lief ,.f mill,', n months. Miss ll:iintt
(I tVutity los'i.t.4l. lMiinij; ilu- i,,u
-Cully rill, ,1 Hi,- I'l.o , ,i n l i ! 1 1 1 1 1 nt. 1 1 1
Records Show That Haywood
County Hospital Setting Lead
Main Street Place
AimouihviiK'nt nits iiiiul,. J(..
leriliij- !' tlio completion .f ilu.
Mile of I he Dr. 1J. I Allen resi
(lenee on .Alain Street here to Mr.
anil .Mrs. ll . (ianetf. hy
Min. 15. I,. Allen.
The pioiHTiy for ihe (MS M-v-eral
years has leen ucl hy Mr.
and Mrs. (;-irrett as 11 funeral
The property fa-es r2 feet on
Main Street. o. priv eonsid
eration was inatle public.
Mr, (iiiireu siaied that several
(iuniKcs would Im niixle on the
lroM'rty. Iitit none In i lie iinine
iliate f iittire.
Baptist To Decide
On Sunday School
Defia'ite Decision To Be Made
t Sunday Morning Service.
Monev Is Available
Cost Per Patitnl Is 70c Less
Than Average. History Of
Institution Is One Of
The congregation of the Firs; llap-
tist church will take definite steps
it the Sunday morning service wheth
er .or not. to go ahead with the pro
posed building program which calls
for a thiee-story annex to the church
to be used as a Suiidav school' build
ing, rosting approximately ..". 0(1(1..
The plans have been drawn and
returned heit'- for, approval. Ihe
plant will give, ample roiim for the
Sunday school department for . years
o come. 'it-was. pointed out. .Inelud-
1 in, the plans are a large assembly
room and a modern kitchen.
Arrangements have been completed
for the financing of the annex, and
Rev. H. . Baucom announced .from
the pulpit . Sunday morning that
half of the necessary funds "were,
already in .sight."
The building, if built, will joirCt be
main church by a passage- way.
Some improvements would lie. maie
in the .auditorium if the annex is
. The building committee .is c"tn-
nOsed of: W. G. Byers. '-chairman.
Hur.st Burgin, Edwin , Hay.nes
Messer and . William Medford.
i,A careful comparison of the
ccirds of the Haywood County Hos
pital wiiTi other hospitals' of Hhe
Carolinas, and 'of the records of the
iivstuution ol several years ago,
.shows that a substantial gain .has
been made in every phase of the work
here, This fact was disclosed yes
terday to The Mountaineer by Hufu
Siler, chairman of the board.
During the past, three years the
institution has been .filled' to capac
ity most of the time, with an average
of 65 per cent . of all beds .occupied
daily. " The-'hospital has 05 bed.s.
Another outstanding fad disclosed,
was that the local institution is now
operating about 70 cents a day per
patient I e.-.s than the average .in' the
two Cahdinas.' The ' average . being
if 2.80 while the' local he.jiitul
shows a cost of only $2.10.
''For the lirst sevetC months of 19'lo,
a total of 9,.V.l7 patient, days were
made by the ho.-prtal. ' The '-operating
expense.- duiiiig t his period . wa.
$19,779,115, while the c.oik'i lion.-, in
clilding.;'..' i'.l.'H charity eililowil.mei;t
from Duke, amounted to $2: .
It ivii- jiitero.-! itiK to note -oine
of t'r." -.ot;i in licurcs since the in
stitution opened on , I, binary li.i.-t,
192.' Tin.' .operating: expenses tor
the seven years amounted to . 1 M(,:
.54 7. -Mo. ,'iiie collec: ioils I'lo-in a
tierits dun nu : ' hat ,-ame period' wu
$j.24,o:.7K. Donat ion- ftvt-ft . Ihe
hospital rati to $ 1 l,9M'i, Dm -ing thai
period the ooiinty niiiy paid towards
operating expenses $17,0(10.
The fact was shewn where patients
l'lom thc- jail and county home are
admitted .Hi the institution, but no
appi-opi i.itinn ether than the- ,-iv-ceri!
tax levy i.s received by the hospital.
Al'v-t of the tax levy is used to re
tire the unpaid balance of the eii'ig:
inal $10(1,(100; bond issue ..floated. ' to
build the hospital, and interest,.
A. che-i.k oh the l.um'u r of patients
treated at the hospital showed that
to date fi,475 have been put to bed;
while an additional 3,000 have re
ceived til s'., aid treatment or , sim
ilar ' t 'i eat nieiit : thereat hey .are kniivvn
a- tin- "out patients." : Figuratively
,-peakinir, ; this total represents over
a third of . Haywood county's . pop
ulation, also, fohie 72,792 ..patient
days. . -.
Aithojuh the: original ir.ve-tm r.f
represented an expenditure d $100,-
000, the hospital plant is worth con-
, (Continued on back page)
Funeral services were hold on Sun
day afternoon at 3 o clock at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. P. I.. Turbylltll.
for Garnctt N. Henson, 51, who pass
ed away at his home in (iastonia,
or, Friday night. Rev. Paul Hardin,
Jr., pastor of the Fir-; Methodist
church, officiated. Before the body
was brought to Waynosville on Sat
urday afternoon a brief service was
lo Id at the icMdcnce m tlastonia.
Interment was in Green Hill ceme
.Pallbearers, were: K. K. Kerr, of
Charlotte, George 11. Ward, of Ashe
ville. W. A. Hyatt, 1.. M, Killian,
Jess Grouser, ami Di. J. liufus Mc
Cracken. Mr. llelisoii had not been well for
several months and had been coiilimd
to his bed for the past six weeks. He
was the son tf V. M. Henson, of Hen
son Cove, and the late .Mrs. Tyner
Abel Henson, He received his edu
cation it) the local 'schools.
While in his teens he 'was employ
ed by Captain Aldeii Howell in the
Hank of WayncsviUe, later known as
the Citizens Bank and Trust Compa
ny, He became 'prominent in the
banking ciiclis of the state. After
several years in the local bank he
was uiiiointe'l state bank examiner,
in which capacity he served until he
becttme cashier of the Cuiiimercial
Bank,, of Gastonia. This position he
hold until he resigned to become
liquidating agent .'i' 'Jlie Central
Bank ami Trust Company, of Aslu
yille. At the time of his death he
va.s coliliected with ihe Home Build-:
iiigand Loan Association, of Ga stoma.
Survivimr i;e his widow. Airs.
Ciara Turbylill Henson, .four chihlreii
G. N. Henson, Jr., Mrs. F. K. 1'. 1 1 y
William and Miss l!u!h lleiisoti, al
of Gastonia; his father, -W. ,M. Hen
son, and two i' randch del I en, !. N
Henson, 111, .ami Julia Perry.
Among those from .out of town a--tending
the funeral ivcie: Mr.-. W. .
Stevens, of Hale.igh, Mr. and Mrs. iv.
K, Ke'i r, of l.'hai lotie-, Mi.. and Mrs.
Georerv II. Ward., of Asbevi.'li', Mis
Myiile Heiisoii and Mr.., I.oii lieu
-ori, r,f Sylv.-i, .Mi.-. G,-oi;;a an.l Mi--Olli'e
'Thi-ar-b. of A-.hev i'.'.,;. ami : a
jart'C di'legul i..(i of friend- tihui Ga
lonia and ' he i ouiily. . .
Be Placed In Hay
wood By Rotarians
Ccnimissioners .Make First
Statement On Completed
The 'Wayne.-vilte I'ota ry -Club voted
la-r wed, to' -riond . '$50 foi a pure
bred, hull ;iii co opera', i,,n. with ihe bet
ter . .da iry.ing prograin tha' is being
.laged in thi; coun' v., u,i. dor the -u-iiervi-ion
of rcuii!;,- - agent W, Di
The .details -for puivhitsi'iig the bull,
and the '-placing in. a cfnirmuhi: y was
lid't to the discreiioudf Mi.. .Smith,
If will be something like till days b( -foie
the purc.lia.-o 'will b.e I niade.
Duriiu: the pai-t nionih -luj-e have
been se'veral pure-bred -bulls broUfiht
to Haywo'.d n,i:::; . aiul an effort
is i eint' inacli' to get -u h an . ahi
mal in eveiy comnnuiity in the coun
ty. The elub ha- had a niiiii'-n r ,!
programs ini.betei dairying and plan
to f ol low t h rough from yea r fo .year..;
Gipsy Smi h, Jr. was -..he principal
speakeri at I'iriday's meeting. Three
visitors being ;-pi e.-e-nt. '
District: Governor, George . Ivey,
will make in tiicial V-.! -o the c I u 1 j
Friday. ' '
Haywood county will not lose a
cent of .the alleged shortage in th
tax collector's office, prior 'o 191S4,
a.- se; out in the recently completed
audit of T. J. Noland, public account
ant, it was learned from the 1 !
of commissioners, after an hour ,. . i
a half executive session here Mon .
afternoon, -with newspapermen
The beard, together with their at
torneys, have carefully gone ever
the 70-page audit many times, and
during the past several weeks, have
had representatives - of the bonding
companies here. Although no settle
ment has been made, the board has
been reasonably assured that no loss
u liat.-oeve r will be sustained by -the
county in the alleged shortage.
There appears to be a number of
adjustments to be made in the list
handled by the former tax Collector,
this will -'materially change the
amount of the alleged shortage, it
was p-ointcd out.
h is known flu;, an official of one
of the two bonding companies is ex
pected here soon.
The board was gratified in that no
los,s would be sustained, although
there have been a numiier of ru
mors .making the rounds in (he county
setting enormous amounts.
Tin., fact .Wiist brought to tight
Monday afternoon that a-'."propaganda
campaign", was to be staged
shortly regarding the. audit, and the
alleged shortage, bur the - commis
sioners.' welcomed the idea oil the
.strength that : the audit was. on file
in the auditor',-, office and (pen for
'I'be former tax collector and olli
cials. have been '.working em one of
the six copies of the audit until Fri
day,, -when it niy.vteriously was made
way with, Although it will mean
considerable work on the pari of the
.ollicials in i ('checking the report, it
will have no direct hearing, what
soever, on the audit, as-. he ' original .:
is still "safe -under lick and key." .
The audit -was begun la.-t Septem
ber, at the oldoi of the county com
missioners, and Was completed sever
al months ago. The audit' was made
available to. the public at he time
of ihe .completion, bin few could un-doi.-taud
(he va:-l amount of figures.,
ill t he Til page i ( port.
The board enipioyed J, tl. Mcrri-:
nioii, of A:liov;l!e,- a- attorney
in tile c.j-c, lie va,- .hot pic-cut
Monday'. when ihe board ..made known
Ihe fact thai i was' their 'belief-that
no. lo.-s would be su-cail'icd . by the
The: icpoit was approved imiiied
laici.v upon ". its c'oiMplet inn by the
ioca, govcriiiiK in comniissiou ill iial
i :gh, and cop.es .-( n tl t inl 1 involved.
Ihe commissioners cited, llie fact
that the rea.-on for not making any ,
statement prior: to this -dale was be
cause ihc.v i id iio! wish to-'do anv-
thing thai m.'glr hinder - nil early--settfement
wi h the boniling com- . !
All recoi .is. Jiave , been broken in.
the tax collector's ol.tice in : 'he col
lec; ion .of .taxeswith .hundreds of .
pt'iipl-e paying current as well a- (le-
Movies Beiiw Made Of Great
cuj.,, Mif;e Nn Pv Tax Collections
Mark During July
The commissioners had or. he
most strenuous days on Monoay that
they have had for . man.r n10'-;-They
were in session umil r.ex
seven o'clock, having adjourned or
ii j TiieptinB' today. ir,,y
' : cpcsion today to
De in,trr'n,.;;in 'matters, t- will be called
On Wednesday Walter K. Scott,
motion picture cameraman for the
National Park service at "Washington,
accompanied by Bascom Lamar Luns
ford, of Asheville,, spent the. day in
Haywood county, shooting pictures
of local color to be used in a film
of the Great Smoky Mountains Na
Scenes, were taken at Black Camp
Gap, Cattaloochee, home in the
Cove Creek section and a dance was
staged on the Wykle's Fork brioge,
wi;h Sam Queen and his famous Soco
Gap dancers. Today Mr. Scot: and
Mr. Lunsford are shooting pictures
around Waynesvnlle. . '-.' ' ,
Mr. Scott has been : making pry-1
tures in the parK area, ior me )si
the storv of the historical back
ground of , the Cherokee Indians and
the coming of the white man into
the Smokies. . Other rentures of the
reel will treat ..of native .life,, wr.h
close ups of. characters, mountarn
dances and musician.-. -
The second : reel . . will be called
"Work'' and will . tract the devel
opment of-the park.. Scenes ol tne
construction work will be shown..
The 'final section will show the
real, beauties of the. park, with shots
of the gateway towns. . Several
months will . be required to finish
-he work. ,
. Mr. Scott, who has' visited prac
tically all the. parks in the country,
said that he believed more people
three weeks. While the film will be j wj-j eventually --visit the Great Smoky
silent, he explained, a narrative w1,1 i Mountains National Park than all
--v i. . ;l :iaa
' Life and will carry cause oi us eas .ii.-v..csaiuii'ii.j.
Collections in the Haywood tax
collector's , office: reached a new high
mark during July, when $88,924.05
was passed over the counter to p.
A. Howell, tax supervisor and his as
sistants ' v; ' '' '
Of this amount $11,419X9 -was for
1934 taxes $8,829.25 for delinquent
taxes and $08,675.21 for 19115 taxes.
His monthly report to the board
of commissioners showed that a total
of $242,305.32 has been collected of
the 1934 taxes, leaving on uncollected
balance, of $09,196.32. :
Since May first a total of $15,491.79
ha.s been added to the treasury in
Monday and Tuesday of this week
were busy days in the tax collector'
office. On Monday more than G
$3,000 was collected, .. , 7.
Rev. Gipsy Smith,
To Relate Personal
Life Story Monday
On Monday evening, Rev. Gipsy
Smith, Jri, will speak to the con
gregation; .at the Methodist church,
on the. subject of "From Gypsy Tent
to Pulpit," in which he. will give, the
origin, and histoi'y of . the (lip-y
Smith family, their cu-tpms. and how'.
C:hrist entered their c?mp. '
Sixty-one years ago M . Smith's
family were diving in Knglatfd , in a
Gypsy camp, without education,
knowled'ge of the Bible, or, Chris
tianity, Today there are 13 .me fiber's -of
his family preaching the gospel of
Jesus Christ. Mr. Smith will give
in. detail the) remarkable and, dra
matic, story of this exceptional, farh-
'.'y-' -' :-'.---v
The service will be held at 8 o'clock,
the usual hour for the past ten days.
Mr. Smith is remaining over for the
purpose, of delivering this . message,
at the request of many of the citizens .
of , the town, who. wish to hear, first
hand Of the extraordinary family.
OFFICIAL WEATHER REPORT
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