The Waynesville mountaineer. (Waynesville, Haywood Co., N.C.) 1925-1972, January 02, 1936, Image 1
The Best Advertising Medium In Haywood County -Published At The Eastern Entrance of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park- Read by Thinking People VOL. XLVIII NO. 1 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 ..V'o.k. A radio will be provided at the Ma. onic Temple, and the address of he President will be heard by the .-r.tire group. 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 here. : Last Rites Held For Mrs. Nora Ashton, Last Thursday 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 hill Cemetery. 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 critical. 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' Missionary Society. 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 Bephews. - 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 follows: 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, East Fork. 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 Corzine. 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 his granddaughters. 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, and oranges. 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, Capacity Crowd Attend Opening 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 Wr Jfli i 1 1 - I " $1 ft ' f- l 1irys I Bruno Huplmnn j W" kVi) !V""N j 1 ........ m Huntim Mohawk 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 forgotten? 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. Congress Opens - 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 ' What Made JANUARY Over 12,000 pounds of meat being 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 in October. 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. FEBRUARY 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 MARCH 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 to graduate. $10,00O-improvement job contracted for Gordon Hotel. Mrs. R. H. Black well spending $2,500 on Wayside Lodge. T. J. Cathey named county auditor. Park officials here gathering in formation about Soco Gap section. r 11 1 n hi . ..... .. 1 . urior Ba 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. NRA Killed 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 court 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 ransom. 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 1935 Headlines APRIL 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 secretary. F. J, Reiger resigns as superinten dent of Balsam fish hatchery. Mountaineer issues 48-page edition. City park development etarted. MAY Nine Candidates enter city election race. Novelty inlaid wood plant to in crease production. Owned by Steely. $50,000 alloted for new school build ings. " , 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 health service. Two and a half million labels bought by Land o' "he Sky to be used on WXC canned proiiucts. JUNE ' . ' '' ' . Ambassador Josephus Daniels makes opening address at Lake Junaluska on Haywood County-Day. 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 ida reef. 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 trip. 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 damage. 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. In Haywood ie:ary of Chamber of Commerce. Massies' $20,000 funeral home open ed. - JULY 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 tax shortage. Rotarians buy pure-bred bull, for farmers. . .More than 200 people employed at cannery. . '' S. H. Stevenson resigns as head of light department. ''.'. Survey shows business on par with last year. 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) County Digging 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, December 22. 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 places. 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 all roads. 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 were reported. 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 Date 26 27 28 2!) 30 31 Max 35 l'J 27 IK) 31 27 Mill 4 1 11 19 15 0 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 hours. 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 weight. 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 incident. , 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 compiled. North Carolina leads the 35 .states and one foreign country represented by the 422 student leaders listed in the directory. 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 rail broken. 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 tracks... No delay was caused in the regular schedules of the line. CRITICALLY ILL 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 County Hospital.