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W A YN ES VILLE, NORTH CAROLINA
THURSDAY, JANUARY 2, 1936
Jackson Day Dinner
Will Be Held Here
3n Friday Evening
V. (i. Hyers and Walter Craw
ford Will Be Speakers Of
Evening. M. E. Swearin
j;en Is Local President
M. V.. Swearingen, president of the
Aavr-csviHe Young Democratic Club,
.'moused yesterday that . the local
-rijp would join with the nation in
..tagi'ng what is believed to be the
trrtatest demonstration in the history
(.f the Democratic party at the Jaek
.n Dinner here Friday, January 8,
;.. eight o'clock at the Masonic Tem
'.;c. The speakers of the evening will
re AY. G. Byers, clerk of superior
our'., and Walter T. Crawford, local
..ttorney. Each speaker will be given
ii'teen minutes, Mr. Swearingen said,
;M all he program will be finished by
;:4'i ji time to hear the introduction
vi President Roosevelt who will speak
,vi! :i national radio hook-up at ten
A radio will be provided at the
Ma. onic Temple, and the address of
he President will be heard by the
Plan? are underway to have special
jvjsiir for the occasion.
The local dinner will be one of 3,000
which will be held over the nation on
Triday evening, and President Roo.se-,-eit
will in his radio address, fire the
pruning gun of the 1936 campaign.
Mr. Swearingen has the tickets and
urges, that all those planning to at
tend buy them as early as possible in
rder that the right amount of plates
.an be prepared.
Dovle Alley, former president of
the 'state young Democratic clubs, will
.peak in Morganton at the dinner
Last Rites Held For
Mrs. Nora Ashton,
funeral services were held von
Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock from
the First Baptist church of Wayne6
Nora Welch Ashton, widow the late
Herbert F. Ashton. Rev. H. W. Bau
eom, pastor of the church, assisted by
Dr. R. S. Trueedale, pastor of the
First Methodist Church, conducted the
ast rites. Interment was in Green
Active pallbearers were: Robert
Welch, Joseph Welch, J. H. Way, Jr.,
William Hannah, Jack Felmet and J.
Wilford Ray. - Honorary pallbearers
were: Dr. J. Rufus McCracken, W. T.
Shelton, Frank W. Miller, J. K. Mor
pan, R. N. Barber, Dr: Thomas
Stringfield, E. C. Moody, and James
Atkins, Jr. .-
Mrs. Ashton, who had been con
fined to her bed for nearly a year,
suffered a stroke three weeks ago and
on Saturday, prior to her death the
following Tuesday, Christmas Eve
ttiRlv., at 9:15, her condition became
She was the daughter of Dr. Robert
Vance and Mary Caroline Peeples
Welch, the former t pioneer in the
medical profession of this section,
and the latter a member of a well
xnown family of Tennessee. She re
vived her education at Judson Col
m and Lucy Cobb Institute, of Ath-
: ns, Ga. She was a person of ex
optional intellectual attainments, be-
. ;ng widely read, a student of several
anguages, and gifted with her pen.
.A Miss Nora Welch, she was a
carter member of the Dorcao Bell
Chapter of the Daughters of the
American Revolution, named in hon.
fr of her great, great grandmother,
and was prominent in the social, re
ligious and civic life of the communal'-.
Fsr a few years she was a teach
er in the local schools. Prior to her
illness she was active in the work of
'he First Baptist Church of Waynees
ville, of which she was a devout mem
ber, which church her family had been
associated with since its first estab
lishment. She took a particularly ac
part in the work of the Womans'
Outstanding traits of her character
ere her devotion to her family and
relatives, and her loyalty to her
friends.. ' . '.
; Surviving are three children, Mrs.
Jora Ashton Therrell, of Knoxvilie,
Tnn ; Mrs. Carolina Ashton Hyatt,
"a Miss Margaret Ashton; three
grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. J.
"owell Way; one brother, Sheriff J.
Welch; and several neices and
Schools Of County
To Open Monday
Jje schools of the county will open
n -Monday, January sixth, as usual,
in t ,g to superintendent of educa
;'on Jack Messer. Two schools started
1. weekRock Hill and Fines Creek.
Unless worse weather than present
:'iuwations are that we will have sets
3 jve W1H open as per schedule," he
. -Mrs. Jean Dillon has returned aft
in nPtndln,r Christmas with relatives
in Detroit and other points.
January Term Of
Civil Court To
Convene On Mon.
The January term of civil court
wi'l convene here ori Monday morning,
with Judge John M. Ogleby presid
ing. The most important case on the
coui'. calendar is the suit of the
county and state against former tax
collector J. C. Welch and the Fidelity
and Deposit Company of Maryland
and the National Security Company of
New York for an alleged shortage of
$1)0,920 said to have occurred while
Mr. Welch was tax collector.
It was learned from reliable sources
that ali . efforts to compromise had
faP'd. and that the case would be
can led to the murt.
Mr. Welch, through his attorneys
filed aruswer to the charges setting
out that he had given proper credits
for the time he was in office.
The county is asking a $2,000 pen
alty in each of the charges.
The tegular court calendar is being
published elsewhere in this paper.
The jury for the two weeks is us
FIRST WEEK D. A. Winchester,
Wnvn.vi)Ui R Sfnniev Pip-eon.
J. F- Stamey, Waynesville, R. V. War
ren, Beaverdani, D. I. West, Heaver
dam, T. R. Burnett, Pigeon. 1.. B.
Arlington, Waynesville, O. t'. Sniath
ers, Beave-rdam, R. F. Arlington,
Fines Creek, W. A. Shoemaker, Fines
Creek, J. M. Cat hey, Pigeon, P. B.
York, Beaverdani, Cline Bram.U-:t,
Waynesville, Duke Russell, Clyde,
Fred Mease, Beaverdam, Don Amnions,
Waynesville, T. H. Rogers, Clyde,
Geo. H. Johnson, Beaverdani, 1'. J.
Medford, Iron Duff, I). 0. Campbell,
Ivy Hill, Hobert Shehan, Waynesville,
Frank Parker, Beaverdani, C..W. Uid
ney, Beaverdam, J. B. Burnett, Pigeon.
SECOND WEEK J. B. Gaikly,
Waynesville, Hugh Massie, Waynes
ville, It. E. Mease, Beaverdam, James
L. Smathers, Pigeon, T. H. Rogers,
Waynesville, I). G. McElrath, Beaver
dam, T. A. Creaseman, Waynesville,
W. M. Hill, Fines Creek, E. L. Aiken,
Beaverdam, Zeb Rogers, Beaverdam,
S. L. J. Carver, Jonathan Creek. E.
C. Broyles, Beaverdam, Ed Browning,
Waynesville, J. W. Turner, Waynes
ville, HUman Green, Fines Creek,
J: W. Cabe. Beaverdam, I. R. Howell,
Eugene Corzine, 79,
Buried Here On 24th
Ftmeral services were held on Tues
day afternoon, December the 24th, for
Eugene Corzine, 79, at three o'clock
from the Methodist church, with the
pastor, Dr. R. S. Truesdale, officiating.
Interment was in Green Hill cemetery.
Mr. Corzine, who was known in the
community as "Uncle Gene," was the
son of Washington and Jane Dee
PallVinnrprc L-prp irrandsOTlj: of the
deceased and were as follows: Robert,
James and Carleton Corzine, ueorge
Cline, Jay Cline and John Hall. Serv
ing as flower girls were several of
ha fnllowinir: One
daughter, Mrs. J. I. Cline, of Concord,
and three sone, Lynn, of Eve-nrrt.
Washington, Dennis, ot t-iyae, anu
Will, of Waynesville.
00 Children Given
Gifts, Fruits, Nuts
Here On Christmas
Over 200 children were presented
gifts and Christmas goodies at tne
annual Christmas tree at the Court
house on Christmas afternoon, with
Oscar Briggs in charge, and assisted
by members of the Woman's Club,
who sponsored the event.
Each boy was given a pocket knife,
and each girl a wrist watch. Ea.ch
received a bag of candy, nuts, appies,
The cheer fund boxes which were
put at the different busines splaees
in town netted a total of $15.53. The
box containing the most was at Sut.
ton's Barber Shop. A total of $o.81
was received from this box. ; .
The four oldest people at the Christ
mas tree were given a bx of ndy
They were J. C. Allen, Jim Biddix,
Jack Williams and Julian Lands,
Of Park Theatre
A capacity crowd attended the for
mal opening for The Park Theatre
here on Christmae Day, and the own
er, J. E. "..Massie, was .the recipient of
many congratulations, not only from
those attending, but from many of
the leading movie stars of the country.
Some 25 or 30 telegrams of congrat
ulations were received from stars, in
cluding Shirley Temple, Mae West,
Dick Powell, Joan Blondell and many
othes. Many film executives also
sen in their congratulations.
The theatre was completed at a
cost of over 45,000, and is acclaim
ed as being one of the best m the
south. The modern equipment
throughout gives entertainment sel
dom found in towns ten times larger
than Waynesville. .
Three Events Headline News During 1935
Assassination of Senator Long, Conviction of Hauptmann,
Rogers-Post Tragedy Outstanding in Past Year
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By WALTER L, JOtJftS
Intetnatiotwl llivtratcd Kctcs Writer
NEW VORK. Grim rtaper of
tlm slaahei off another year. And
with It roes event to be remembered
and forgotten. What can you re
member of 1935? What Imve you
I'erbaps you ttill are recalling the
deaths of Will Hotter and Wiley
Post who eraahed in the Icy waste
of Alaska. Perhaps you recall the
assassination of Senator Huey P.
Ixng on the steps of the loiilstana
legislature. Perhaps you recall the
trial of Bruno Itichard Hauptmann
for the klrinrtp-niurdor of tiaby
Ldndbergh and llatiptmann's subse
quent "guilty" verdict and sentence
to the electric chair.
Those three events probably are
tbe outstanding news events of 19S5.
Rut many others are crowucd Into
the year, lost In many minds In the
rhuflle as time marches on.
- In monthly chronological order.
Jet's go through the year and pick
out the high spots In In the news.
JANUARY Congress opens. Ame
lia Earhart completes Ural solo
flight across the Pacific Steamer
Mohawk sinks off Jersey coast with
death toll of 6. Senate Kills U. S.
entry Into World Court. Hauptmann
goes on trial. i
FEBRUARY Macon, giant navy '
Over 12,000 pounds of meat
canned daily at cannery.
Fifty pure-bred Guernsey heifers
gold to Haywood farmers.
Directors of First National Bank
report successful year for 1U34. : '
Directors named for Chamber of
Commerce. Program for year started
Plans being made for County Fair
W. A. Bradley and J. M. Long begin
logging operations, employing 60 men
School board employs adulte ; to
drive school busses, instead of letting
students drive them.
Work started on Club house, by J.
M. Long. To cost $6,000.
Haywood farmers sold 545,836
pounds of tobacco, averaging 18.
Work starts on Cove Creek orad.
Charles E. Ray named president of
Chamber of Commerce.
Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Ray celebrate
50th anniversary. I
Model farms for TVA experiments
selected in county. 1
Four members added to board of
Commissioners, as representative J. T.
Baileys bill becomes law.
Two CCC camps built in county.
156 high school stodents in coun.y
$10,00O-improvement job contracted
for Gordon Hotel. Mrs. R. H. Black
well spending $2,500 on Wayside
T. J. Cathey named county auditor.
Park officials here gathering in
formation about Soco Gap section.
r 11 1 n hi
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dirigible, crashes off coast of Cali
fornia. Hauptmann convicted and
sentenced to death. U. S. supreme
court holds abrogation of gold clause
In private bonds is constitutional.
baih n-umi norm sweep
prairie Mates. Oliver Wendell Holmes
dlea. Hugh S. , Johnson, Senator
Huey P. I-ong and Rev. Charles R
Cougtilln dispute via radio.
AI'KIL Tornado kills ti In
lxiuinlana and Mississippi. Arlolph 8.
Ochs, publisher of New Tork Times,
dies. More than 3.000 die In earth
quake on Island of Formosa, off
coast of southeastern China.
MAY Chain letters sweep coun
try. Senator Dronson Cutting and
five others killed in plane crash at
Atlanta, Mo. Marshal Josef Pilmid-
skl of Poland dies. Iwrenee of
Arabl'i dies. CJeorge Weyerhaeuser
kidnaped. NRA killed by supreme
JUNE More than 40,000 die in
earthquake at Quetta, northern India.
Death toll of 126 In floods in west
ern states. Weyerhaeuser boy re
turned after payment of J200.000
JULY New York floods kill 38.
Dr. Walter J. Itauer slain. Newell
P. Sherman in "American Tragedy"
slaying. Power lobby probe.
AUGUST Will Rogers and Wiley
Post die In air crash. Two thousand
Two thirds of 1934 county taxes
paid to date.
Hotel Gordon leaded to Angus C.
Craft. ' '
Representative Bailey introduces
number of bills for county. Tax col
lector's bill being major one.
Highway through Clyde being made
16 feet wider.
W. C. Russ namexi president of
Rotary Club. William Medfdtrd is
F. J, Reiger resigns as superinten
dent of Balsam fish hatchery.
Mountaineer issues 48-page edition.
City park development etarted.
Nine Candidates enter city election
Novelty inlaid wood plant to in
crease production. Owned by Steely.
$50,000 alloted for new school build
, J. H. Way elected mayor. M. M. No
land, Sam Jones and T. L. Bramlett
are aldermen. i
Business activity in town breaks
six year record.
Commissioners vote to continue
Two and a half million labels bought
by Land o' "he Sky to be used on WXC
JUNE ' . ' '' ' .
Ambassador Josephus Daniels makes
opening address at Lake Junaluska on
Dave Harris, of Canton, heads
Young Democrats of County.
Waynesville Library opens after
being closed for several months.
J. Dale Stentz named assistant eec-
&s n J I In
die In flood at Ovada, Italy. Queen
Astrld of the Belgians killed In au
tomobile crash at Kussnacht, Switz
erland. Liner Dixie tossed on Flor
Huey P. Long Aiuuimtod
SEPTEMBER Hundreds die in
Florida hurricane. Senator Hiiey P..
Long assassinated. Tom Mooney
leaves San Quentln prison for
habeus corpus hearing.1 President
Roosevelt beads west on vacation
OCTOBER Unofflc lul start of
Ethiopian-Italian war. Mackenzie
King Is new prime minister of Can
ada. Death toll of 12 in air trans
port plane crash at Cheyenne, Wyo.
Joan Crawford marries Kranchot
Tons. Earthquake at Helena. Mont .
takes two lives, $3.000.000 ' property
NOVEMBER Billy Sunday dies
Stratosphere record broken. China
Clipper takes off on first trans
pacific flight. Duke of Gloucester
marries Lady Alice Montague-Doug-las-Scott
In London. King George
returns as monarch of Greece.
DECEMBER A. A. U. squabbles
over U. S. entry Into Olympic games.
Country Doctor" filming with quin
tuplets starts. Walter Liggett, edi
tor, assassinated at Minneapolis. Po
litical storms threaten Mexico and
Cuba. Actress Thelma Todd found
'dead. Caleb J. Milne kidnaped.
ie:ary of Chamber of Commerce.
Massies' $20,000 funeral home open
Judge Alley says violation of liquor
laws of county is alarming.
Reports shows Haywood Home
Building and Loan Association iK mak
ing much progress.
County tax rate fixed at $1.31.
Sea-plane lands at Lake Junaluska.
Contract let for construction of 5.7
miles of Highway 284 towards Brevard.;-
James A. G. Davey, retired capital,
ist, buys C50 acres at Soco Gap.
; AUGUST r'.
No Changes made in city tax rate.
Misg Ruth Hampton again superin
tendent of Haywood County Hospital.
Movies being made of Smoky Moun
tains National Park.
N. W. Garrett buys the former Dr.
R. L. Allen residence on Main Street
for a funeral home.
Commissioner, assure no loss will
be .'sustained by county from alleged
Rotarians buy pure-bred bull, for
.More than 200 people employed at
cannery. . ''
S. H. Stevenson resigns as head of
light department. ''.'.
Survey shows business on par with
Work begins on highway No. 284.
W. G. Byers re-elected moderator
of Haywood Baptist Association.
Schools of county open.
J. H. Howell heads American Le
gion. I (Continued on back page)
Out After Suffer- ,
ing Zero Weather
Nine-Inch Snow Fell Here Sun
day. .Many Pipes In Town
Are Still Frozen
For the first time in 1" days, this
community got sme relief Wednes
day after experiencing zero weather,
ami a blanket of snow siiue Sunday,
The lowf.-l temperature t the sea
son was on Tuesday morning when
the oflicial . thermometer dropped to
v.ero, whivll was only one degree low
er than on th. night of tbe 27th.
The nine-inch snow which fell here
last Sunday was melting faster Wed.
nesday than at any time since it fell,
although streets still had a .-oat ing
of packed ice and .-now on them in
The main highways were cleared by
Sunday night, while side roads have
been cleared since. Tratltc was at a
minimum, and other than a few bent
ft mlcrs n-ulting from skidding, no
accidents were reported.
Dir.ii t i to make ste( p grade with
out chains were futile, and a number
of eats wcic -ti'Minltd in drifts along
I lie stock of i haiti- vu.5 onsumeil
early .Monday,' while erviee stations
reported, a bri.-k sale for anti-frceze.
A number of people venturing out
mi the icy street found that walking
was difficult, and many fell, but out
side of bruises no serious accidents
Busses ran late, with the drivers
taking every precaution and the 10:HU
train was several hours'late Tuesday,
while-the t:'M train was on schedule.
Dozen of families were without
water; some (lines having been frozen
sime Christmas -Day. l'lumbers were
working over-time in an effort to get
all the -calls. TTiey reported that
while many pipes were .frozen solid,
that but few were bursted. The
ground on las: Saturday was frozen to
a depth of 15 inches.
The official weather reuort for
past few days is as follows:
The nov hi i e this w. i k got many
people into the frame of mind of discus-sing
the "Big Snow" of 19 years
ago. The details of the "B-.g Snow"
is that it started snowing on the 4th
of -December and 'continued, for J6
At the j-nd of the 3ti hours the .snow
was -12 inches deep in the valley and
IS unriL.s deep on the mountains. Just
a s'Hrt ;(s a -topned, the weather
turned bitter idd. ,
Barns and buildings were flattened
to the ground by the tremendous
The last of the "Big Snow 1 was
still on the ground on the 2!th day
of March, according to T. 1.. (Sreen,
orte of the many who remember the
In Hl.'iO this section experienced a
snow almost as deep as the present
one, and the deepest snow prior to that
in recent years was on .March first,
li27, when elvven inches fell. -.
Grady Hardin Is
Honored At Duke
Durham. H. Grady Hardin, Duke
University student from Lake Juna
luska, is one of the 87 North Caro
lina students holding 120 elective of
fices in 70 of the 145 '.student organi
zations on the two campuses of the
local institution, according to the di
rectory of student activities recently
North Carolina leads the 35 .states
and one foreign country represented
by the 422 student leaders listed in
Hat din is secret ary of the Duke
chapter of Sigma Chi fraternity. He
is tbe Kon of Mrr. H. (',. Hardin, of
Lake Junaluska. ;
rhree Freight Cars
Leave Rails At Addie
A dragging brake rod from an
empty cars to turn over on a side
at Addie Tuesday and caused three
empty cars to turn over on a stide
track. No damage was done other
than a few ties- were cut up and a
A derrick from Bryson City was
called to tbe scene and while trying
to lift the cars turned over on them.
A larger derrick from Asheville was
brought to the scene, and lifted the
three cars and derrick back on the
No delay was caused in the regular
schedules of the line.
Cyrus Clinton, seven-months old
son of Rev. and Mrs. G. F. Houck, of
Jonathan, is seriously ill with bron
ichal pneumonia at the Haywood