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fHE WAYNESVILLE MOUNTAINEER
Published In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance oj The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
WAYNESVILLE,. N. C, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6, 1938
$1.50 IN ADVANCE IN COUNTY
te Board Faces
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L uws To Be Changed By
-enervation Board ntre
Monday And Tuesday
t...: Aniae will
toad changes in nuuw..B
W much ol ine - uuhk o0.w.
the w . -
Development which gathers here
I Sunday afternoon at the Hotel
don for their regular three-day fall
WD. . ,
he first business session ol the
rd will be held Monday morning,
rh will be folowed by a luncheon
the Waynesville Country Club,
I I group of local men attending,
ollowing the luncheon, the group
make a tour of the park, going
0 Black Camp Gap and Hem
pi, and into Bryson City for the
ht Tuesday morning they will go
Franklin, Highlands, and back
for the final sessions.
las. E. Ray, Jr., is general chair
i f local arrangements. This is
first time the board has met in
i immediate area, and they are
ling here as result of urgent in
itions. hould the board make changes in
ting dates, it will mean that quail
ters will be able to take the field
ember 1 and hunt through Feb
ry 15. A committee of the board
already decided to make this and
tr recommendations at the ses
It committee also decided to
nge the rabbit season so that it
open on Thanksgiving Day in
id of four days earlier. The sea
was extended to February 15th.
ither hunting season dates recom
ided for changes are:
'ossum, raccoon (with dogs) Oct.
(Feb. 15. -
fild turkey, Dec. 1 to Feb. 15.
luffed grouse, Dec. 1 to Jan. 15.
is first announced, the possum and
toon season would have been
m Oct. 15 to Feb. 15, the wild
key season from Dec. 15 to Feb.
the same dates originally set for
quail season. The ruffed grouse
t formerly been set from Nov. 20
i Jan. 1.
"he open season for other game
is and animals remain as origi
ly set and already announced.
ccupants Of The
To Vacate By 12th
Tennants now occupying the Ken
ire Hotel property, have been giv
notice to vacate by next Wednes
F. it was learned from representa
w of Sinclair Oil Company this
who plan to begin immediately
erect a modem service station on
The company officials say that the
're lot, from Main street to Mont
mery street, will be used, and a
;W parking lot will be made avail-
j'twn officials are not making any
fort to block the erection of the
Z . ...v- qujji VUU1 J A
f: the Zoning ordinance, which pro
ved construction of further sta
r's, on Main street invalid.
NSTPJCT G. 0. P. MEETING
The Ri.ii,,ki; ' r . . . .1,
vKmm,ins oi mis district win
f wr here Monday afternoon, for a
- "iga.nzai.ion meeting, state
f'rs of the party will be here to
,P formulate plans for the coming
That is what Mrs. Bliss got
"f the following want ad she
ad thi. XewsDaner.
aW -LECircuIatin heater, hot
Mut ' dresser ed and rug.
at sold bv 0ct- 1st. Will sell
Jjacnfice. The Bliss House.
odd Pieces of furniture
" profitably sold in a similar
ar'ner- The cost is small.
Body Dangling From Rope
At Moonlit Cemetery, Gives
Rogers Cove Folks Jitters
Bids Sought For
Heating Plant In
The County Home
Photostating Of All Record Maps
Ordered By Board Of Coun
At the meeting of the county board
of commissioners held on Monday, an
order was made that bids on a heating
plant be received between now and
the 16th of this month for a heating
plant at the county home. D. J.
Noland was re-elected as superinten
dent of the home.
At the meeting on the 16th the
bids will be opened and the contract
let. Any Company or individual
wishing to make a bid will find plans
and specifications in the office of the
register of deeds.
W. H. McCracken, county tax col
lector, presented his bond of $50,000
with the American Security Company,
and the tax books for collection of
1938 taxes were turned over to him.
J. R. Morgan, county attorney, was
authorized to employ help in checking
over the index in the office tot the
register of deeds to eliminate any
error that might have crept into the
At the next regular meeting con
tracts will be let for photostating all
maps in the office of the register of
deeds. Owing to the worn condition
of the maps, this work was recom
mended sometime ago by the grand
A number of road petitions in va
rious sections of the county were pre
sented and approved.
Make Good Showing
At Asheville Show
Haywood county boys and girls up
held the high record previously set by
them in the Fat Show which was held
yesterday in Asheville. The follow
ing cash prizes, amounting to a total
of 63.00 was won by them. All the
calves entered were shown in the
heavy weight class:
Way Abel won second place, prize,
$12.00; John Abel, 4th place, prize,
$9.00; Helen Hipps won 9th place,
prize $4.00; Francis Boyd won 10th
place, prize $3.00.
The county group won second place
with a prize of $20.00; Get-of-Sire
class from Haywood won second place,
with prize of $15.00.
In the best Hereford group, Way
Abel won 3rd place and in the mem
bership class for 4-H club boys and
girls, won first place, the prize a
The calves entered in the show by
Way and John Abel, brothers, and
Francis Boyd will be taken to Raleigh
and shown at the State Fair there
next week. The other two calves en
tered were sold in Asheville yesterday
following the show.
A picture of all these animals will
be found on page one of the second
35 WPA WORKERS ARE
ON SCHOOL GROUNDS
The workers employed on the gen
eral county wide school improvement
project of the WPA which was ap
proved several months ago, have re
cently been put on the grounds of
the Central Elementary school.
The grounds which are sloping are
being leveled up and a retaining wall
will be built at the lower edge.
The crew of thirty-five men are ex
thp next two months
on the work at the Central Elemen
tary, and upon completion win De
transferred to another school in the
county for similar improvement.
Compiled On Sewer Job
Engineers are working on specifi
cations for the sewer line from Hazel
wood to a point below Lake Junaluska,
and will advertise for bids on October
11th, it was learned here this week.
Plans are to let the contract for the
work about November 4th.
The total cost, as provided in a
PWA grant and loan, will be about
Moonlight on mountain cove
roads can play havoc with ones'
vision as it filters down slopes and
penetrates the leaves and branch
es of trees and shrubs. But any
one traveling the Rogers Cove
road, back of Lake Junaluska,
going in the direction of the Full
bright cemetery, on Sunday night,
September the 11th, would have
had just cause for alarm. Ad
ded to the weird shadows cast by
the waning moonlight, could eas
ily be seen near the entrance to
the cemetery a body unmistak
ably suspended by a rope around
its neck, hanging from a scrub
The pine was one of those bushy
types that grow so profilicly in
poor red clay, but if trarrsplaBted
will die without fail. There was
a slight breeze, we have been told,
that night, that gently swayed
the body as it hung from the limbs
of the pine, which so distorted the
shape against the background of
the tree, that it was hard to tell
whether the figure was man, wo
man, or over grown child, or even
The Rogers Cove road is rath
er a lonely stretch at night and
it is said that the few going by
hurried past, without investigat
ing, fearing that their faith in
ghosts would be confirmed by
what they saw and it seemed a
bit safer to get on towards home.
One of the neighbors in the
Cove had been rushed to the hos
pital that night and a lot of
friends about the Cove had turn
ed out to help in some way. There
had been enough excitement in
one night. So not until several
hours later was the body identi
fied. Early the next morning a boy,
Sam Burnett, son of Mrs. Undine
Burnett, widow of a Spanish War
veteran, and mother of five child
ren, rose in the early morning
hours to feed his goat, which was
kept tied in the yard of the home
on Rogers Cove road. The goat
was gone, and so was the rope
with which it had been lied.
The alarm was given and the
news spread that Sam's goat was
missing. Sam had bought the
goat two weeks before, paying
$1.00 for the animal, which had
become a familar sight perched
on the steep hill tied to a tree.
But the question now Where
was the goat? The search kept
up all day Monday. Then on
Tuesday word came from a neigh
bor further up the road that a
goat was hanging to a pine near
the Fullbright cemetery. The
rope was identified as that with
which Sam Burnett had kept his
goat tied and the goat was un
doubtedly Sam's , six-months-old
Mrs. Burnett recalled the next
day that betewcen 9 and 10 o'clock
on Sunday night, she was visiting
at one of the neighbor's just
across the road, and that she had
heard some commotion up on the
hill at her place where the goat
was tied, but that so many peo
ple had been up and about that
night when the sick man was
taken to the hospital, that she
had thought nothing of it at the
time. Later she felt sure that it
was at that hour the guilty par-
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Voice 7te PeofuU
Which do you think is preferable on
the Kenmore Hotel site; a modern
service station or the present build
Mrs. Ruth I. Craig, Owner and man
ager Personality Beauty Shop- "I
don't think Main street needs another
filling station, but a good steam heat
ed business block is badly needed."
Frank Milleir, Retiered "Neither
I'd tear down the present building, but
Iwouldn'treplace it with a filling sta
tion." Johnny Jones. Cafe manager-"I
don't approve of any filling station
on Main street." .
Miss Sylla Davis, Stenographer
"I would choose the present building."
J. W. Seaver, Engineer Modern
Holds Cabe Bill
Election On Liquor Stores Can
not lie Held Vntil Bill Is
Changed Or Abolished
A certified copy of the ruling of
the state supreme court in uphold
ing the judgment of Judge Felix E.
Alley in that the Cabe ABC Liquor
Bill vas unconstitutional, has not
reached the clerk of court's office here.
Until the opinion of the court is
received, it is not known just what
procedure either side can or will take
regarding a future election on the
establishment of a liquor store or
stores in the county.
General opinion is that as long as
the present bill remains on the books,
that under the aupreme court ruling,
no election on liquor stores will be
The Cabe bill, passed in the closing
hours of the 1937 general assembly,
provided that an ABC liquor store
could be established in BoHverdam or
Waynesville townships if either of
the townships voted for stores, re
gardless of the vote in the remainder
of the county.
Five citizens protested, and got an
injunction restraining the board, of
lections from calling ui election
after a petition bearing over 1,800
names had been filed, urging that an
election be called. The hearing be
fore Judge Alley resulted in the
opinion that the Cabe bill was un
constitutional. It was unofficially stated here yes
terday that unless a change is made
in the bill, or it is abolished all to
gether, in the 1939 session of the leg
islature, that Haywood will remain
191 Persons Given
During the tuberculosis clinic con
ducted here last week by Or. J. F.
Denholm, of the State Tuberculosis
Association, 191 persons were exam
ined free of any charge. The clinic
was sponsored by the State Board of
Health and locally directed by the
district health department.
Of the 191 cases examined in the
community, 133 were found to be neg
ative, and 57 were either new pulma-
tory tuberculosis cases; previously J
diagnosed; or had been afflicted
with the disease when children and
Any person having contacted an
other suffering with tuberculosis, or
persons who had reason to fear that
they had symptoms of the disease
and whose cases had not been previ
ously diagnosed were given the priv
ilege of an examination free of any
charge by Dr. Denholm.
Lions Club To Have
Charter Banquet Tonight
The newly organized club of Lions,
International, of which Carleton E.
Weatherby is president, will stage a
banquet tonight in the banquet hall
of the Welch Memorial Sunday school
building of the First Baptist church.
Around one hundred guests are ex
pected, including groups from Ashcr
ville, Canton, Sylva, Murphy and Bre
vard, and a number of .specially in
vited local guests.
Chrest George, Owner and manager
W. W. N. C. Cafe I prefer present I
buildings. They are in such condi
tion that it will only be a matter of
time until they are torn down. A
filling station would mean that there
will be no other building there for at
least 25 years-and the city business
streets are limited we need the lot
for other purposes.
J. Dale Stentz The present build
ings have been the source cX more
criticism from visitors than any one
spot in our fair city, and we think
that a modern up to date filling sta
tion will certainly be better from the
standpoint of appearance. It is en
tirely possible that the building of a
filling station will provide additional
parking space on these grounds and
thus help to clear Main street in that
section which is so congested with
Teachers Asking Same Salaries
In 12 Payments Instead Of 8
350 Men To Be Used
On Sewer Project
The state employment agency,
through the Raleigh office, has al
ready sent out notices that the
sewer line project from Hazel
wood to a point below Lake Juna
luska, will require something like
350 men for approximately one
, Practically all of the labor will
be classed as "common labor" it
Officers Of W.N.C.
Inspect Pet Plant
Approximately 25 health officers
and sanitarians attended the district
meeting which was held here at the
court house on Monday. John E.
Floyd, of Asheville, district sanita
rian, presided at both the morning
and afternoon sessions.
The principal address of the day
was made by J. M. Jarrott, of Ral
eigh, consultant in sanitary engin
eering for the State Board of Health.
Special talks Were made on meal
markets and abattoirs, and the rout
ine work of the various county de
partments of health was discussed.
During the noon hour the visitors
inspected the new pastuerization plant
of the Pet Dairy Products Company.
Both health officers and sanitarians
from the following counties attended:
Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Swain, Ma
con, Haywood, Jackson, Henderson,
Transylvania, Polk, Rutherford, Mc
Dowell, and Yancey,
The meeting here on Monday was
one of three meetings held annually
by the Western district of the health
units working under the North C'o
lina State Board of Health.
Changed In Naming
C. Of C. Directors
At the meeting of the directors
of the. Waynesville-Chamber of Com
merce, which was held on Friday
night, it was voted to change me
method of electing the directors.
Instead of having the election at
the annual meeting as has been the
custom before, ballots will be mailed
out to the members and citizens of
the community. Ballot boxes will be
maintained at the office, for a period
of six days, during which time those
wishing to vote may cast their bal
lots. At the end of the six-day period
the executive board will count the
votes and the result will be published
in The Mountaineer. This method
will give everyone, even though ab
sent, an opportunity to vote.
Another change will be in the se
lection of nominees, which will be
divided into groups or classifications.
The tentative classification will in
clude: Industrial merchants, other
business and professional groups, ho
tel and boarding house operators, and
Those voting will be. requested to
vote for a certain number in each
group, and; with this method the board
will be composed of all groups in the
: The election dates will be set some
time around the first of November.
This method of selection and voting
has been successfully tried out in the
Ashevilld nd Hendersonville Cham
bers of Commerce.
Walker Family Will
Have Reunion Today
The Walker family reunion will be
held today near Wikins' Creek in the
Fines Creek section, beginning at
10:30 o'clock. A picnic lunch will be
served at noon. Games and speeches
will feature the program. Bert Walk
er, Gr(ady Walker and Grover Rogers
compose the reception 'committee.
Those attending are requested to
drive past the Redmond school house
to the W. C. Hill home place. Post
ponement of the reunion will be made
only in case of rain.
Roy Campbell accompanied Norman
Caldwell on his trip West. Mr.
Campbell will visit his sister, Mrs.
William Jefferson, in Albany, Oregon,
and his sister-in-law, Mrs. Odin G.
Buell, in Buellton, Calif.
A Check Every Month Would
Help Them To Budget, And
Live Better After School
A movement started here in Hay
wood county, has become state-wide
in its scope, and two workers are now
in the Piedmont and Eastern regions
enlisting teachers to get behind the
movement to put teachers on a an
nual salary basis instead of the
school term, as is now used.
The total salaries would be the
same, but the teachers would receive
twelve checks instead of the present
eight. Those now receiving $120 a
month, would get 12 checks for $80 in
stead of 8 chtwks for $120. The
cost to the state would be the sam,
with the addition of a little more
bookwork which would mt add any
cost to the suite or eotinty unatn.
The teachers favoring the annual
pay plan, point out that it will enable
them to meet their obligations easier,
and provide them with a steady in
come the year 'round.
At a teachers meeting here, the
vote was almost unanimous for the
change, which will have to be made in
the law by the legislature before the
school units can issue the 12 checks.
If sufficient interest is shown in
the plan, it is proposed to get the
1931) legislature in January to change
the law which Will allow the county
boards to issue the checks according
to the wishes of the teachers.
Jack Messer, county superintendent
of education here, said that it would
mean a little more bookkeeping in his
office, but not more than what the
regular staff could take care of.
"While; . we are not seeking more
work, we welcome the idea because it
Will enable many teachers to go
throught the summer months without
having to borrow money. With the
plan in force, the teachers can budget
for the whole year and live within
As far as; could' be-learned, then
is no opposition to the plan.
Designer Of N. C.
Fair (luest Here
J. Dale Stentz, .secretary of the
Chamber of Commerce, was host to a
party from this state and New York
at a luncheon given at the Country
Club on Saturday.
The guests included, Coleman
Roberts, president of the Carolina Mo
tor Club, and members of the Board
of Conservation and Development, and
commissioner for the North Carolina
exhibit at the World' fair in New
York, Mr. and Mrs. Martin Jcnter,
the former of Jenter Exhibits, Inc.,
New York, who is to design the North
Carolina exhibit at the World's fair,
William Jenter, and Dave Wilkinson,
manager of the Carolina Motor Club,
The party accompanied by Mr.
Stentz, made a tour of the major
points of interest in Western Caro
lina. Mr. Jenter was captivated by
the scenery of this section.
vo xkivs on Missive; hooks
The 22 registration books of Haywood'.-County
are still missing-
The board of elections are doing
their part in notifying alf voters of
the necessity of registering on one of
the following dates October 15, 22,
or 29th, in order to vote in the general
election in November.
OF TODAY'S 16 PAGES
Page 2 Editorial, Blackie Bear,
Page 3 "Here and There," Hospital
Pages 4 and 5 Society.
Page 6 -Transportation of School
children, churches, and forest fir
' warning. -'
Page 7 Farm news of the county, .
Page 8 Deaths, general news.
Page 9 (front page second section),
Pictures, school facts, WPA sew
Page 10 Building page.
Page ll Review of fire loss for year.
Pages 12 and 13 Advertising.
Pages 14 and 15 Sports.
Page 16 Home Demonstration ac
. tivities. . . .''