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fHE WAYNESVILLE MOUNTAINEER
Published In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance oj The Great Smokv Mountains National Park
WAYNESVILLE, X. C, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1. 1938
$1.50 IN ADVANCE IN COUNTY
Sterling Student Missing
Local High School
L Trace Found Of Boy After
gejng Assigned 10 viar
In High School
k,,v nf the freshman class of the
,h school is missing. He came into
wn on Monday irom inouni oteiung
.i r.t tho nnnntv Riinprin.
Indent of education. He was a
Iriirht, intelligent boy, apparently
(mbiiious, wanting an education.
n oiV-ed Mr. Messer to help him
nd a place where he could work
Lmnors and afternoons for his
Lard and keep. Mr. Messer assured
m that he could assist hint and sent
be boy to the high school to register.
Upon arriving at the high school
e was sent to the room for regis
ration and has not been seen or
Irard of since.
What happened? Was the crowd
in much tor tne uov : ua ne cei
Lnesick for Mt. Sterling ? Did some
'.thinking boy treat him as boys will
metime do each other?
School authorities late Wednesday
tderaoon had been unable to locate
lark Takes Up
Duties On Paper
ft', C. Medford, Resigns After
Four Year's Services; Will
Continue Uncle Abe
Robert. M. Clark assumed duties as
filiation manatrer of The Moun-
(lineer this week, succeeding W. C.
Word, "Uncle Abe." who has serv-
fi in that capacity for the past four
tars, and recently resigned, to de
llt his time to some snwinl wnrlt.
Mlook after his farming interests.
r. jiedtord, tn a statement yes
erday, said: "In resigning as circu
ation manager for The, Mountaineer,
i ter four years, I deem it proper to
spress my anrjreciation fn Mm snh.
fibers of this paper for the eo
lation and courtesy shown me as
"My work in tVi
to will be in a limited way, as as-
to , Mr. Clark, my successor.
- continued on page 4) -w
RATHER WORK THAN
IAKE OFF HOLIDAY
R. v. KiL- ...in . : :
. weourig a puz-
; look on his face, and it all came
y early this week, when he an
wiced to his force of men, that the
wt would be closed all day Labor
l'ay, and eurU no. . - ..n
aJ for the day.
t""? making the statement, two
Wmen told Mr. Erk they appreciat-
TO but had rather remain in the
t 5t and 'Pik than to have a holi-
' '""w, so arrangements have
(5 made for them to have their
mi, me matter.
Full Day Of Activities
Planned For Labor Day
Labor Day Chairman
? I s J
WILLIAM CHAM BKKS
CabeBill Goes Be
f ore State Supreme
Court; Decision 12th
Constitutionality Of Cabe Bill To
Be Determined By High
Court This Month
Proponents of tne AF.C liquor
stores, carried their case t the state
supreme court yesterday, which they
appealed from Jude Felix E, Allt-y's
decision on July 19, when he held that
the Cabe act was unconstitutional.
Walter Crawford, attorney for the
proponents of the stoves, argued the
case for his clients, and f. A. Clark,
Canton attorney, 'represented the
plaintiffs, who were J. T. Bailey, and
H. A. Osborne, Canton, Edwin Finch
er, Clyde, and M. T. McC'i acken, Way
nesville. The state supreme court is expect
ed to hand down their decision on
The question of determining: the
legality of establishing a liquor store
under the ABC set-up was argued
before Judge Alley last July, after
a petition bearing 1,780 names had
been presented to the Haywood board
of elections. The plaintiffs in the
case took issue with the petition, set
ting out that some of the signatures
were not gotten as prescribed by law.
The legality of the petition was
not made a part of Judge Alley's de
cision, he based his decision on the
constitutionality of the Cabe bill which
would permit the establishment of a
liquor store in Waynesville or Beaver
dam townships, provided the voters
of either township voted for the stores,
regardless of the vote of the remain
der of the county.
The most extensive program of en
tertainment that has ever been ob
served on Labor Day in Waynesville
is being planned for Monday, starting
with the grand parade at 9:30 at the
Gordon Hotel, led by Mayor J. H.
Way, Jr., of Waynesville and Muyor
Whiteiier Prevost, of Hazelwood, and
closing with the street dance on the
Main street of Hazelwood at 8 o'clock
in the evening. Chairman Bill Cham
bers and his committee are leaving
nothing undone to make of the day
a gala occasion.
The stores of the town will observe
Sunday hours, and house wives and
other shoppers are urged to lay in
their supplies on Saturday. The
schools of the Waynesville township
will be closed for the day, in order
that the children may take part in all
Chairman Chambers has asked that
all places of business have their
Hags floating from their buildings,
windows arranged appropriately for
the day, and all cars and trucks dec
orated and entered in the parade, If
it seems too big a task to carry out
some special idea in your car or
float, Mr. Chambers insists that each
car bear some festive sign, if nothing
more than "crepe paper made into a
few ribbons tied to your car."
Special emphasis is being given the
(Continued on page 4)
Board Stamps Bond Issues
For Urgent Emergencies
3 Liquor Salesmen
In County Studying
Eyes of the liquor interest must be
centered on Haywood county, as no
less than thtee representatives of
liquor manufacturers (legal) have
made business trips into the county
(lining the past week.
The representatives are showing
much concern over the outcome of the
case which is now pending in the su
preme court to determine the consti
tutionality of the Cabe bill
It has been known a long time that
Haywood has been looked on as the
"logical" western county . in-which t"
establish liquor AB C stores. At
present, Durham is the most westerly
county with stores.
It is admitted, that if one western
county can legally have the ARC
stores, that it will serve as a wedge
for other counties to adopt similar
Those who have been spending some
time studying the situation in the
west, relative to the liquor conditions,
point out that should Haywood have
liquor stores, that it would almost
force Buncombe and Henderson coun
ties to vote on the ABC stores.
Dr. W. L. Lambeth Elected
President Southern Assembly
The Mountaineer was given the first
formal statement of the Waynesville
board of aldermen and mayor yester
day, since the calling of a bond elec
tion to be held on September ltith.
The Waynesville officials branded
the sewer project, which calls for con
struction of a sewer line from Hazel
wood to a point below Lake Junaluska,
as "essential and unavoidable."
On the program to make necessary
changes in the water system, they
said, "it is necessary because an
The plan, worked out in detail, calls
for the town of Waynesville to sell
$80,000 in bonds; Hazelwood to sell
$:!ti,f)00 and for the two towns to ac
cept a grant or direct gift from I'WA
for $100,227, with which to build the
sewer line. The bonds would carry
an -.interest rate of four per. cent, for
On the water system election, the
board is being urged by the state
board of health to make certain im
provements, and after going over the
plans with engineers and health offi
cials, the Waynesville Officials have
looked on the matter as an emer
gency. This proposed project would,
cost $(13,415, with I'WA granting as
a gift, $27,350, with the remainder on
long term notes at four per cent.
The action of the board, and their
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15 Dogs Killed
Since Monday As
In Recent Weeks Twelve Cows
Have Died Of Rabies; People
J.Irs. M. A. Poteate spent several
days last week in East Flat Rock,
visiting her father, Mi . R. R. Burnett.;.
Sears Chase Waynesville
Folks From Picnic In Park
1 '"iiy long after that bear
starts :. . lnS
k . " n'S lUich. T KrryaA fcof
se m(.. . . "8" wli mat picnic
5ecro.?., a.,faJcy to somebody
theClinL i,S recent experience on
w crowd i a A -y 10 someDoay
I - 3ld 0llver Shelton, in
Ss w " .ome roai m the Great
A iii. ? .a,ns' -National Park.
foad "pread. their lunch near
. Z i ed in to eniy their
Pounds , h 0ther bea- of about 400
ddecidP7rb f sixty or more
Picnic ey Wanted t0 attend
the "s arived Mr- Shelton
-- ."."su luings over
to them. Tnere were around 150 peo
ple scattered about eating and taking
in the view in that vicinity, but when
the bears took charge of the food
more than three hundred gathered to
witness the consumption of the meal.
"I think that mother bear liked
the mayonnaise better than anything
on the menu. She turned up that
quart jar and stuck her nose m, and
went after it clear to the bottom. She
couldn't get her nose that far, but she
eould her tongue, and to her it was
good to the last drop," said Mr. Shel-
It is doubtful if the bears would
have joined the picnickers had not on
gome previous time they had been fed
(Continued on page 4)
Heavy Vault Door
Delivered To Bank
A vault door, weight, six and a half
tons, was delivered to the First Na
tional Bank yesterday morning, and
will be part of the new and larger
vault which will be constructed with
in the next few weeks.
The large steel door was brought
on a special trailer, and handled by a
crew of steel erectors.
A program to modernize the inter
ior of the bank is scheduled to get
underway this week, and it will take
about a month to complete the job,
according to bank officials.
A large assortment of sizes of safe
ty deposit boxes were delivered with
the vault door.
Business will not be interrupted dur
ing the construction.
Cars From 48 States
Noted On Main Street
Cars from every state in the union,
and eight foreign countries have been
listed by Norman Caldwell, traffic
officer, in the past sixty days,
While on duty at the corner at the
First Baptist church last Sunday,
officer Caldwell counted cars from 32
different states during the one hour
"There are more cars from Ohio
than any other state", Mr. Caldwell
Miss Kalherine Rav Elected Sec-!
retary And Assistant
(Special to The Mountaineer.)
The Rev. Dr. W. A. Lambeth, of
Winston-Salem, was elected president
of the Lake Junaluska Assembly of
the .Methodist Episcopal Chiirch,
South at a meeting of the directors
of the Assembly here Dr. Lambeth,
who will assume the duties of presi
dent and treasurer immediately, will
serve without salary and will contin
ue his regular ministerial work in the
Western North Carolina conference,
where he is presiding elder of the
Miss Katherine Ray, of Waynes
ville, was elected secretary to the
president and assistant treasurer.
Bishop Clare Purcell, of Charlotte,
general superintendent of Methodism
in the Carolinas, was named chairman
of the board of trustees, and E. A.
Cole, of Charlotte, vice chairman; and
Dr. W. F. Quillian, of Nashville,
Tenn., recording secretary.
Bishop Paul B. Kern, of Nashville,
was elected chairman of the execu
tive committee. Other members of
the executive committee are: Dr. W.
P. Few,, Durham, H. A. Dunham,
Asheville, T. B. Stackhouse, Columbia,
and Dr. Lambeth.
The meeting today was the first of
the new board of 15 directors appoint
ed by the general conference of the
Methodist Episcopal Church, South,
- (Continued on page 4)
Voice Ae PeofUe
Do you think the North Caralina
driver's license law has accomplish
ed any good?
Robert V. Welch. Sheriff "A little
. as an officer of the law, I ap
prove of any restriction that will pro
tect those traveling on the highways.
There are too many people driving
cars, who even when they are sober
are entirely too careless."
J. L. Stringfield, chief of police "I
think it has helped, especially in
getting some drivers who drink from
Gem Fitzgerald, fire warden, assist
ant fire truck driver "There are a
lot of drivers with license that have
no business with them, unless they
change their way of driving.
M. D. Watkins, Chevrolet dealer
"Yes, but not as much as was ex
pected when the law was passed."
Jack Messer, superintendent of edu
cation "Yes, although I believe it
is ht strict enough and there are
yet many drivers on the highways
that should not be driving."
Norman Caldwell, traffic officer "It
sure has, but it could accomplish a
Of District Schools
Reaches 2,776 Mark
The schools of the Waynesville dis
trict opened on Monday morning for
the term l!l3H-3! with a total en
rollment of 2,770 pupils, according to
a statement made .yesterday by M. II!
The high school represents a total
enrollment of 550, with Hill in the
freshman class; 138 in the sophomore
class; 131 in the junior class, and
121 in the senior class. The junior
high had an enrollment of 234, making
an increase of 37 over the number of
last year in the latter school.
Other schools- in the district and
their opening day enrollment -include:
Central Elementary, 317; East Way
nesville, 248; Hazelwood, 450; Rock
Hill, 302: Lake Junaluska, lfii); Mag
gie, 107; Allen's Creek, 143; Saunook,
112; Dellwood, 75.
Heavy enrollments in the classes
at the high school have necessitated
a six period day schedule, instead of
five as formally observed in the high
School. Classes wi.lt begin at 8:44, and
School will close at 3:35 with the ex
ceptions of Fridays when the pupils
will be dismissed at 3:04.
The cafeteria in the high school
will be a supervised WPA project and
Mrs. Kate Kennedy will be in charge.
It will open the 10th of this month. In
the meantime a group of the mothers
are sponsoring the lunches.
On Labor Day the pupils will be
given a holiday so that they may par
ticipate in the activities of the cele
bration to be observed on that day.
Reports from the state laborato
ries of the State Board of Health show
that the stray dog that attacked
the child at the nursery school at
Central Elementary on Monday at
noon of last week, was mad. Since
that time three other children have
ben bitten and all four are now re
ceiving treatment for rabies.
W'hjle the first child was only
scratched, the nursery teachers took
no chances, being suspicious of the
dog's actions, gave the shild atten
tion at once. They called the police,
who were unable to locate the dog
until Tuesday afternoon. It was
killed and the head sent at once t
the State Hoard of Health.
Since that time fifteen dogs in this
community, all said to have been
bitten by ' the same stray dog, have
been killed. It was also learned
from those in authority that during
the past few months at least twelv'"
cows have died from 'rabies.
There are listed on the tax books
of Haywood county 2,080 dogs, with
727 being given a special value. It
is claimed that there are anywhoiv
from two to three thousand dogs not
listed, with their owners evading Un
law, in ninny cases ' disclaiming own
ership. There has never been an active cam
paign in this county to enforce the
rabies law and as a result there have
been cases from time to time that
could have been avoided. The pen
alty for failure to have dogs vacci
nated in this state as set forth in
the state statue is from $10 to $50 fine,
plus court Costs.
The county health officer is requited
by law to appoint rabies inspectors in
each township in the county and these
appointments have been made in
Haywood. The inspector is supposed
to vaccinate every dog in his
township,, for which service he col
lects 50c per dog, from the owner.
The name of the owner of the dog is
turned over to the county tax collec
tor. When the owner of the dog pays
his taxes, the amount of the 50 cents
iy deducted from the (log tax. It is
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For Summer Visitor
Felix Stovall's eyes clicked, and he
was almost speechless when he pick
ed up $130 in traveler's checks from
the floor of his place of business. He
knew the owner, but did not have the
slightest idea where he was stop
ping, but was positive the summer
visitor was leaving early the next day.
The telephone was put into use,
and every boarding house and hotel
Mr, Stovall Could think of was called,
but to no avail.
Late that night the man came back,
and as he began telling of his loss,
Mr. Stovall began asking where he
As Mr. Stovall handed the smiling
stranger the recovered 1130, the name
of one of the best known boarding
places in the community popped into
Mr. Stovall's mind and sure enough,
that was where the man was board
ing. . .'
Both men, remarked, "I'll be doggone,"
Deputy Kerley On Way To
Church, Captures 2 Stills
John Kerley, deputy sheriff, decid
ed to combine business with pleasure,
when he set out last Sunday morning
to fill an invitation to attend decora
tion day in Quinlan Town.
Deputy Kerley, accompanied by Bob
Jenkins and Rufus Ball, got to the
church earlier than the hour set for1
the services, and instead of waiting
around, decided to trek into the near
When they returned, they had two
stills, twenty-six gallons of liquor,
and 150 gallons of beer.
Their surprise raid almost broke up
the services, as the 60-gallon and 25
gallon stills were displayed, along
with the white lightning, and beer.
One of stills was all set for
another run when found, and was
equipped to make lots of liquor, hav
ing a piped Water system and all.
No arrests were made, but Deputy
Kerley has the names of seven men
implicated, and he is putting it tip
to the men, through this article, to
see him within a week and advise
which court they prefer to be tried
county or federal.
"Suppose the men don't let you
know, then what?" he was asked.
"In that case, 111 go and get thei.i,
and decide myself which court I get
In view of his action at Sunday's
meeting Deputy Kerly dosen't expect
to get many , invitations to attend
decoration day celebrations this year
or maybe next.