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The Waynesville Mountaineer
Published In , The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance oj The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
FOURTH YEAR NO. 41.
WAYNESVILLE, N. C, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13, 19,8
Books liacK nume;
Will Be Used Again
Mri Recindn New Registration
Order; Old ikwks xai"
nation books, which
back home, and the
in special session
afternoon, revoked an
.,,) f flections
i ', illini.' for a. new registration
'. ,1, mvsterv surrounded the
.u h.uiks as their disan
anna'. N" clue, if any, has been
,;!, ( its to tne pany or par-
',!, r.iiiovi'd the books from their
lur ul ii'i in the office of the clerk
r r Rivion. chairman of the board
- ek;ins. told The Mountaineer
-teidav. that he had examined the
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Mob. ami ci'UUI HOC unci wnure uiey
ti been tampered with in any way.
v0 cxplyanatlon was to be had as
the iviisun for any party or parties
ting the books from their regular
, The board ot elections dis-
etit to make a final cheek-up several
eeks ago in preparation ' for the
eneral election on November a. I he
fks were returned to the ciei'K s
ice by the registrars immediately
er the Democratic primary in June.
the clerk's office is not equipped with
private vault in which to keep such
looks, as the large vault is open to
epublic, ami it was pointed out that
bonks could have easily been
wed through the window in the
usement vault without any one in
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$1.50 IN ADVANCE IN COUNTY
All Winners In Kitchen Contest
Claimed By Death
racticed In Northern End Of
County For Forty Years; Had
Wide Family Connection
Last rites were oenducted at the
"is Chapel in Iron Duff on Wed-
d)' afternoon, at 3 o'clock for
Mobert E. Medford. 70. who died
kis home on Cove Creek on Tues-
W morning at 5 o'clock. The Rev.
UleFevers, assisted by the Rev.
B. Pbibbs, officiated. Burial was
e Davis Chanel
Xephews of Dr. Medford served
pallbearers. Nieces were in rhaiw
I the flowers.
Dr. Medford was a native of this
ana was the son nf P V. o,l
Ann Rogers Medford. He had
Wiced medicine in the Cove Creek
ft.ion of the county for, more than
years. He received h; moAi.
taining at Vanderbil Univorsitv.
a wide family connection
section and was holH
Pw Vb large circle of friends. -
giving are his
Owens Medford, one son, Rob
f Cove Creek; and one daughter,
'Mn Davis, of Kntn fl,v 1 v.
;'r T Chailie- ylor,. Will and
;le. all of this county; three
ol VPr. X. M. Medford, of
Wid Medford, of Drexel,
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. mmmt t
Mrs. D. Reeves Noland, in the kitchen of her homo on Finos Ovck Mem
ber of Fines Creek Club.
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Town Tax Rate Set
At $1.70; Increase In
Debt Service Fund
Budget Calling Kor $121,484
Adopted Uy Town Aldermen
For Coming Year
is .'!7 cents
Waynesville's tax rate for the
coming fiscal year has been set at
$1.70, by the board of aldermen, and
given formal approval by the Local
tiovernnielit Commission, in Raleigh.
Tin.- new rate is ten cents higher than
Tlie budget requirements as set out
at if: !l,4M.l.i, witli the largest single
item going for debt service, which is
"Men ai .To,im.(c; :lii(
rate ol .; cents, w liich
more than last year.
l'rl'teen cents was sliced from the
general fund rate, which brought it
down to 85 cents. The street fund
is taking a '22 Cent rate this year as
compared with cents last year.
The budget sets out $84,450 in
ieeruio other than from taxation, and
it was explained that this will
fiom the sale of power, water,
liege taxes and license, police
costs and the sale of cemetery lots.
'1 he property valuation is listed at
'I lie condensed statement of the
budget and requirements will be found
in today's issue of this howpapor.
Aged Groceryman Badly
Injured By Two Robbers
I r If
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is a familiar sight to Way
people for the past ,'!4 years,
A. H. Crawford Sufl'ering From
Broken Hihs Sustained In
Attack Of 2 Negroes
Coming Down: Work HI Health Forces
un 75iauon Marts
Modern $7,000 Station To':. He
Erected On Kenmore Hotel
Property By Sinclair Oil
as it shows .1
iipple in front
of his fruit stand
. .15. Crawford, a Hoy, Avenue
gioceryman, is sutVering from two
bioken ribs, and other injuries sus
tained early Monday night, when two
local negroes are alleged to have at
tacked him, and threatened' his wife
vu(h 11 Kim.. The robbers pulled
out the lights and robbed the cash
drawer of about .$17.50.
Mr. and Mrs. Crawfoid were alone
m me siore at ,::), when the
negroes, sai.l to be Waller Haley
luihert osler, who iiolie
(oniessed the crime, came in the store.
Mrs. Crawford told police that one of
the men threatened to shoot her heart
out if she screamed.
Two other negroes were arrested,
but after the confession of Haley and
loster, the other two were released
under bond. Xo hearing has been set
for the two, pending the condition of
Mr. Crawford, who is about 75 years
old and unable to leave his bed.
I'oliceman I'ntton Douou .,.l M,;i
i Hps arrived on the scene within three
; minutes after the crime was commit
j led,, and said they found Haley's hat.
u "en (lie men were arrested
thing over was recovered.
On Left Mrs. Crom K. ( ole, member ol the Iicavcrdam Home liemoii
stration Club, her kitchen one of the ti rst live.
Center Mrs. Mark Ferguson, whose kitchen was designated by 'Miss
Gordon, Extension specialist in Home management and House furnishings,
Of State College, one: of the. group' of ffYe, which was most improved at the
least cost. Member of Fines ( reek Club.
Mrs, Elmer Kuykendall, member of the Beaverdam Home Demonstration
Club, her kitchen one of the first group. ' I'irtiires by SlwrriU's Studio.
Workmen started Monday tearing
down the old Kenmore Hotel hnil,l-
ings on Main street, in preparation
for the erection of a modern $7,000
service station by the Sinclair Oil
deny Liner has the contract for
both removing the buildine-s. ami for
the erection of the station,
The occupants of the building mov
ed this week.
Mr. Liner told .The Mountaineer
this week' that is would require about
three weeks to complete the removal
of the two story brick buildings,-and
that something like three months
would be taken to erect the service
"I am going to put all the men I
can on the job to get the concrete
foundations and paving down before
freezing weather," Mr. Liner said.
Mormino To Close
;U-Year-01d Store Court Upholds $1,100
Verdict Of Long Vs.
Eagle 5, And 10 Store
Joe Started In Business Here In
Very Small Way, Has Met
ee half '
'fW . irrs. AiDert
tef!fVf Clyde, Mrs. Boone
'mathey, of HiH,in;t. .
Shows An Increase
Postal business showed a ?208
increase for the quarter ending
September 30, over the second
quarter, according to Postmaster
J. II. Howell.
No definite check was availa
ble on the pieces of mail, either
incoming or outgoing mail.
Wges Fail To Determine
A 1st In Kitchen Contest
Standard Of Living In
uraI Sections Shown 1? v
T,By.HlI-I'A WAV P.H'VV
: "at Hwd of d.i. t
':b.l ".; u"'"g woujej your
others , . Pa'-ed to thirty
t well" planned in
r ,has it just grown
rir.,', , 110 Particular
Uf'PS: n hav.. , i
sk' h e other "rooms in
skv " oes the light come from
Arp'.l'1 leflected from the
the J:T the right color?
iu, ,'? What kind of
rfud K r cove'-ing? What
lV t. uox r contain
y.-; iUi u'-'-y spot in your
f'Ptei steps do you
..?" ""itainin . 1 .re your
tt tl- ent to vnii. tt
Sn? do ti, v u- Wnen you
ilr1101' so arrn nil
Mre wafted in anoth
er direction? . Are-, your tables, the
right height? Do they give you a
pain in the back to lean over when you
are working on them.
Personally I would rather dis
like to have had my kitchen checked
up on last Friday, afternoon with the
thirty-four kitchens, that competed in
the contest held in the county. But
give me another year I will remedy
some! of my mistakes the. result of
seeing what others are doing.
One of the most gratifying things
about the tour was the knowledge that
while the kitchens, which are a most
important part of the home and belong
in the woman's world, if the men had
not been interested also, there would
hot have been so many women com
peting. The kitchens are another bit of
concrete evidence of the higher stand
Hay wood County
Precinct Meetings To lie Held
From Now Until Election
The Haywood County Democratic
Executive Committee held a meeting
at the court house on Saturday even
ing. A majority of the precincts were
represented. (.'. E. Brown, chairman,'
It was decided to open campaign
headquarters during the week of Oc
tober the 1 0th, in Waynesville, Plans
were formulated to hold regular
weekly meetings in each precinct of I
the county from now until election
Mrs. Oral Yates, vice chairman, was
asked to have charge of the women's
activities and organization work in the
Merchants Asked y
To Close For Game
The merchant's committee of the
Chamber of : Commerce met yester
Hay and are requiring that all stores
close from three to five o'clock Fri
day for the Canton-Waynesville foot
ball game, which will be played on
the local athletic field.
The committee is compoosed of
Hugh Massie, chairman, Lester Bur
gin, V. A. Bradley, Emmett Ballen-
Ickes Likely To
Set Park Opening
Congressman Zebulon Weaver here
this week, said that the date for the
formal opening of the park next
spring or summer would depend'largu
ly on the time that President Roose
velt and Secretary Harold L. Ickes
"Any time in the spring or summer
would-be most appropriate," he said.
,ome oi tne park oincials have in
mind to have the opening during the
rhododendron season, which I think
would be the best time."
J, Hoss Eakin, superintendent of
the park, speaking before the Board
of Conservation and Development, and
civic and business leaders of Western
North Carolina, here Mohdav said:
"I!y .".--January fiist we will either have
the title for the necessary land for
completion of the park, or have the
matter in condemnation court. You
can rest assured that by January first,
we will have the land in our hands,
and the opening can take place
any time thereafter."
Joe Mormino closed his fruit stand
here this week after doing business in
Waynesville for the past thirty-four
years. Mr. Mormino has been in
business for a longer consecutive
period than any man in town, and his
place has long been one of the most
popular shopping centers for housewives.
Mr. Mormino, upon advice -of his
physician gave up active partici
pation in his business last January,
and since that time his wife and
oldest daughter have carried on in the
same .satisfactory manner to the cus
tomer established by the owner.
The story of Joe's success is the
familiar one of the emigrant boy who
made good in America, "the land of
opportunity," which has beckoned
thousands from across (he seas. He
wiis born in Sicily, in 18K-1. He came
to this country in at the age of
X years, with his. brother Antonio Mor
mino,. For a time he resided in St. I
Louis, later coming to "As.hcvi.lle,
where an older sister lived.
in l'.mi he located in Waynesville,
and ran a fruit stand in the old post
office building on the site now occu
pied by the W. W. N. C. Cafe, 'owned
by direst (ieolge, another foreigner,
who has made good here. The prop
erty changed hands, and Jde built a
shack on the S. C. Welch lot across
the street next door to the First .Na
tional Bank. Then in 1!2; he bought
the present buildine-. to which he
The State Supreme
error in the case of
the Eagle 5, 10 and 1
was appealed to the
Oairt found no
A. K. Long vs.
5 Stores, which
high court last
"!""'.v o.v ine nve anil ten cent Arm,
after a Haywood jury had awarded
Long, a Canton resident, $1.1(10 dam
ages, for false imprisonment.
In (lie trial, heard before Judge
Clement, it was .'''brought out that
Lot g purchased and paid for a five--cent
screwdriver, which he placed in
his pocket .unwrapped, which he was
permitted to do by t lie clerk, Miss
Katherine Smathers. After a
lapse of 20 minutes, in which Long
waited on his wife to make other
purchases in the stoics it was set out
thai J. E. Senter, assistant manager,
seeing Long put the screwdriver in
his pocket, sought. two policemen,
and had Long arrested. Long explain
ed the transaction, and the assistant
manager refunded his money for the
To Re-Check Soco
The Mountaineer lennx'd this 'week
from; an official of the State Highw.u
department," that engineers would go
over the routing of the SocO (Jap-
added and made many improvements, ( hcrokee highway sometime this fall
and his business has been located ; '"'."' -"ring the survey up to (late and
there since that (late. ihave it ready for. letting, the contract
He has dealt in. fruits, and vegc-j m'xt spring,
tables, and as a side line, to nccomo- ' n's official, however, did not com
(late his Customers, groceries and soft ! m!' .himself that the conira'cl v.oulil be
- (Continued on back pajje) i let next spring
Mistrial Ordered In
$15,000 Damage Suit
tine, R. C. McBride, W K. Chandler
ard of living that is a part of the coun- and W. H. Owen.
ty wide program of rural life that is
steadily going forward.
You see it in the yards Dei ore you
LOSE DRIVERS LICENSE
: At ' ' " 1 '
. .. , ,,-, ,-n the well mong inose w no nave naa tneir
reach the homes. ou see it in the well v tu v.
kent fiplds You see it in the iine.""" , -" i.iB..w.j-
Kept tields. xou see 1 y ) department, includes Howard Staf-
fattla oro7intr in the DaStUTeS. lull, r
.vw e, .....j, ... .
see it in the new houses and improv-
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ford, of Canton, on charges of driv
A mistrial was declared in the suit
of G. C. Bryson against the Ashcville
Livestock Company, in which Mr. Bry
son was asking $15,000 damages as
the result of injuries sustained when
a horse in the stockyard backed into
hint and broke his foot.
It was learned that 11 jurors were
for the plaintiffs and one for the
V BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT
Mr. and Mrs. if. W'eyman Stuart
announce the birth of a daughter,
Martha Elizabeth, on October the 7th,
at the Waynesville Sanatorium.
Mr. and Mrs. James Best, of Crab
tree, announce the birth of a son, on
October the 8th, at the Waynesville
Among pending bills for the 1939
legislature is the proposal to length
en the scho d term of the state, and
two plans are being discussed; A
nine-month term instead of the pres
ent eight or the '.'addition of the 12th
grade. Which plan do you prefer?
Zcb W. Curtis, druggist "1 prefer
a nine nionths school because "wo
could have that at a small additional
cost, whereas another grade would
Mrs. Doyle D. Alley, President of
North Carolina Congress of Parents
and , Teachers I am very much in
terested in working toward the ninth
month and twelfth grade. I would
like to see both of these additions
to our schools in the near future. If
both of these cannot be had at once,
however, I believe we will actually
succeed in getting the twelfth grade
first."'' ;-" '-;,;
T. G. Massie,
rather see a 12th
merchant "I had
R. L. Lee, coal dealer "Would rath
er have a nine months school, than a
12th grade." -
Mrs. F. E. Alley, Jr. VI would like
to have both, but if we can have oiily
one at this time, I would prefer a
nine months term."
Rev. J. G. Huggin, Jr., pastor of
Methodist church I prefer the nine
month term. Professor Hutchins, of
Canton speaking at the Rotary Club
of Waynesville recently, gave som!
cogent and, to me, thoroughly con
vincing reasons why the nine-month
term would be preferable, such as:
the considerable expense involved in
adding the 12th grade, the benefit
to be derived from the nine-months
term to those who will not finish
high school, and the shorter period be
tween school terms if the nine-months
Iterm is instituted.
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