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In The Coun(y a of Haywood County At The Eastern Entran,
!fOl'RTH YEAR NO. 44
ice. oj The Great Smokv Mountains National Park
WAYXESVILLE, N. C, THURSDAY. NOVEMHER 1, ' 193S
fork On Sewer Project
To Get Underway Friday
$1.50 IN ADVANCE IN COUNTY
guact l-et Hy Towns Of Haz
dfoud And Waynesville To
join: meeting of the town
sville and riazeiwood
for the construction oi
tentatively awaraeu to
vk. Brothers Company, Charlotte,
blllllel'S Oil U1C ivuin.
been, awarded suDject to
l .,f the PWA officials in
. ,.,,'. . ,, ....
fhere were six unifiers in an, wim
, highest bid submitted by Wana-
k,r & Wells, Inc., of Orangeburg,
ing to S274.0(!6.8O. The accept-
j bid was for $ist,o.ou. .
dquirements are that the work
jjjj tomorrow. J ne worn is 10 ou
spirted in MO working days.
Ito scale of wages to be paid the
Ljorfrs ii as loliows: Minimum ior
Lkifled labor will be 30c an hour;
l,ntk!ayers and blacksmiths will be
laid is hiirh as $1.00, truck drivers
u hour, and carpenters around
Directors To Be
Elected By Ballot
For Local C. of C.
ft ' ' 5 - -
35 Local People
Now Taking Treat
ment For Rabies
Number Of Suspicious Dogs Kill
ed During Past Week; Move
ment On toot To Enforce
Sells Out Firm
11 K llle,:.
Mots Mailed To Members, Oth-
trs (an Vote At Office For
1939 Board of Directors
Ballots for voting for the direc-
it of the Waynesville Chamber of
amerce for the coming year were
hailed Tuesday to those who' sub
bW to the organization "the past
. Other interested citizens who
U not make a contribution are in
vito call at the office on Main
pet and secure without obligation.
Mots for voting.
u effort is being made this vear
lave all industries and various
N as members of the board, to
t the policies of the organiza-
W m order that the activities may
K well balanced program. The
'n closes the 8th, and that
flt the ballots will be counted and
results made public at once.
ware to be sixteerv HirooWs
M The follu.inn. '
i"om and the number indicated
w E'-oup is to be chosen to
r from the f.illoLM .
tU0.i , "". ..B K'oup will
vicu i i i-dni'dc-nnl :J i.
Hi rt . -M-'votiiL uiuusiry
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Kay, Jri Jeff Reeves
Ray. .Jr. :
Rev. W. L. Hutchins, newly appoint
ed presiding elder, of the Wavnesville
district, has assumed his work here,
and has had added to this district
twenty-two churches which were for
merly under the Northern .Methodists
22 Churches To
Uev. VV. L. Hutchins Assumes
Duties Here As Presiding
Elder Of The Waynesville
Si(. -. i. .
rin.i- . "i'u" irom tne
"8: G V i ii v "Sncuitural
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A pn f- .
v n ;""'ge a. crown,
.1 ' W . .! U' -v
ka a"d R- R- Smithwick:
s-ahd P, lf(, .
!: L V n . group as
Dr. sT'r R Boyd' M-
. H. . T oi 1' R- Stuart Rob-
rv w 'ehn' VR- H-Stretch-.tW.it
; ChlvE- L-Withers, and
tkins ' uuners,
The Rev. W. L. Hutchins, who as
sumed his duties as presiding elder
of the Waynesville district, of the
Methodist Episcopal church this week,
formerly resided here, having served
the First Methodist church as pastor
during the year 1930.
The Rev. Mr. Hutchins is well known
throughout the state, and has visited
this section on many occasions. Dur
ing the past year he directed the
Aldersgate program for the Western
North Carolina Conference, in which
campaign 7,000 additions were made!
to the church.
He has held at various times all the
leading appointments in the confer
ence. He has served under five gov
ernors as a member of the State Board
of Public Welfare. Governor Hoey
recently appointed him for another
term of four years.
His work as presiding elder will
be greatly increased over that re
quired of other years, as this year
will mark the union of the Northern
and Southern churches, and twenty
two additional churches in the dis
trict, will come under his supervision.
The Rev. Mr, Hutchins is a forceful
as well as delightful speaker, and is
well qualified for his new duties. He
has traveled extensively in Europe,
South America and the Holy Land.
twenty-six persons, melud
women and children, who
wre bitten last week by a mad dug
have been lakinir tivntmnnt fur i nhi.w
:n d nine others, who while not bitten,
".. u neon m contact with the dog, are
also receiving treatment.
' h,. v.ic.iti., r.,. u
-... ...v..,,v jvi ini- in'auneni was
si Hired by the local neallh depart
Hunt from Asheville and Atlanta, and
rushed here immediately last Wecli
when word was received from the
state laboratory that the do;i
w.is mad. The persons needing the
treatment obtained the vaccine from
ine Health department and the
H.v physicians have been
in- the doses.
Information was receivid from the
police department that a number of
suspicious dogs had been killed during
the past week, after the report of the
mad dog by the State Hoard of Health
11 aiMi learned tnat a
number of owners of dogs in the
lnumty had had their animal
Mated since last week.
It has been learned that a check nn
is being made on the inspectors in t he-
various, townships, and that a move
ment is on loot to more riiridlv
lorce the law concerning th
tion of all dotrs.
4,500 Democratic Majority
Forecast In Tuesday Vote;
Rally Set For 7:30 Tonight
Hon, Willis Smith To Address
Democrats At Second Rally
Of Week Tonight
( l. de II. Kay, Sr., n-ei iitly sold his
business after M years of successful
operation as a merchant in Wavnes
ville. Local Hunters Get
A 200-Pound Bear
Is Observed Here
Share Of Fright
t According to Traffic Chief Xornian
Caldwell, Hallowe'en night was the
quietest in".;- 'twenty- years'. There
was only orly one sign "reported miss
ing, and with the increasing number
of signs at the private residences
about town this is a remarkable re
The chief damage done seems 10
have been confined to the soaping of
stole windows and car windows
which no doubt in some
blessing in disguise.
Lest the older generation get the
impression that the younger genera
tion is losing interest in Hallowe'en
pranks, a little inside information
from the police -"department might
."' "i ine impression.- Jt was re
ported around town on Monday that
the department had planned, to have
five extra men on the 'force for Hal
lowe'en night, and that no foolish
ness would be tolerated.
A patty of twenty-live returned
to town Tuesday afternoon after
a two days hunt in the Sunburst
section of the county. They re
port ' a sporty hunt, with one
mother bear, weighing around two
hundred pounds to their credit.
Tin- bear was evidently not
related to tin- bears in the Croat
Smoky Mountains National I'ark,
who are becoming too social t
suit the authorities, for she gave
them a run of two and a
hours, with several of the
being crippled in the chase.
Hidden Taxes In
to $549,276 Annually
Hidden Taxes Said To Furnish
.'63. 'Per Cent Of AH Local,
State, National Revenues
Forest Fire On
Eagles Nest Mtn.
The smoke which enveloped, this
community yesterday and last, night
was due , to a raging forest, fire on
the western slopes of -Eagles Nest,
mountain, which was under control
last night, with 15 to 20 nieh on th.
The fire was 'discovered Tuesday
bout thr ee d clock. . The oritrin of
the blaze has not been dctcnimiod
An estimate last night was tliM'.
50.or fiO acres had been horned
From RacMo SkitPS M;:
11, Mrs n TS: Mrs- R-
r. lairipL- TIT -r .
"wit at, 7-
be held on
:30 o'clock in
' lle con ,'' 'eceiv? advanc-
& c Parents r fu""c as
, 5 fhe Scouts are
n'dent of the
reti"s this :
0 hv -Vf.. l ""ggs
Citizens of this community shared
the terror of those throughout th--countrycaused
bv radio's "end of th
world" and "foreign invasio: " pro
gram which was given as a HaJlo.wa'e'n
program on Sunday night.
, It is said there were ninny hysteri
cal women and nervous men' about
town on Sunday night, some sitting
quietly at home, with others riding
about listening to the program.
Though it wps announced four
times during the hour's program that
While given as "news briefs," it was
merely a "fantasy;" many just tuned
in between times and heard the start
ling news, thinking it was authentic.
It is reported that: one man here
phone the fire department that had
his family all packed ready to ride,
and wanted to know in which direction
he should travel.
; Uoikmcn V(ic all set last night
I :'" begin pouring concrete today , for
ihe'Toundation of the new Sinclair sta
:;o!! on .Main Street, according to Jerry
Liner, contractor, '."'.
The old Kenniore Hotel and Anno:
have almost been cleared away. The
"i;cre!e work Will be pushed before
colli- weather, and the remainder of
the build jr.g removed. . ,
Families in Haywood county pay
$r)-i!',i;?(; annually in taxes on theiv
retail purchases-alone, according to a
survey by lhe National Consumers
Most of that amount is paid through
hidden taxes in higher prices on food,
clothing-, fuel, medicine and other
daily purchases, a report of the sur
The survey, directed from the com
mission's headquarters in Chrpngo.
was-made-public through Mrs. Kufus
L, Allen, of Waynesville, the North
Carolina member of the commission's
national committee. She said the
analysis Was based on total retail;
sales in the county's HN stores of
?;l,r-21',or-t'0, . as reported by the V. S.
Hureau of Census.
.Urs, .Mien, descrilnng the commis
sion, as representating a nation-wide
fight by housewives on hidden and di
rect taxes that "penalize the con
'vvery nay shoppers, w hether-thcy
l.now it or not, cari-y a liiajor share
of the nation's .$12:SOO,000,0(IO tax
buruci.. Hidden taxes, increasing the
cost of eve1 the necessities of life,
furnish S3 per cent of all local, state
and national revenues."
Mrs. Allen, who said ci.nim;ssion
iinitsr are being organized throughout
North Carolina in the nation-wide
fight, pointed out the Haywood county
tax figure concerns retail sab s only
and does, not include the many othe.
taxes, hidden and direct, which fami
lies here have to pay.
The si;t und Democi-atic fally
the week will be staged tonight
" ; at the court house, at which time
Hon. Willis Smith, Raleigh attorney
will address an expected tilled audi
At the meeting tonight Clifford Iv
Hrown will preside, ami Judge Feli
h. Alley will introduce the speaker of
lhe evening. It was pointed out by-
Mr. Hrown that the rally tonight
would be "short and snappy" and
that there would be but little more on
the program than Mr. Smith's add
Monday night J, M. Hroughton, alio
of Raleigh, told a crowd of some f)00
at the Canton high school of North
Carolina's general achievements and
progress under Democratic adminis
trations, and lauded Covernor Hoey,
and predicted for him the distinction
of being one of the state's most pop-
! ular governors.
Appearing on the program at Can
ton, were Clifford E. ltrown, chair
man of the Haywood Democratic
executive committee, who introduced
Chester A. Coghiirn, candidate for
slate senate. Mr. ( ogburii in turn
presented Congressman Zebuloti
Weaver, a candidate for re-election.
Congressman Weaver presented
Reuben R. Robertson, Sr., who intro
duced the. speaker of the evening.
Mr. Hroughton explained ''that dur
ing the past live -'.years the state has
paid more than if J!,0(lll,()()0 of the
principal of its 'bonded indebtedness.
"This within itself, is a great record,"
Mr. -Hroughton declared. Ho Inn,!,.. I
the public school system of North
Carolina which is greatly aiding the
youth of the state in ninny ways. To
prove that the youth of the state an!
nation needed special attention, Mr.
Hroughton explained that the prison
enrollment of North Carolina at pres.
ent outnumbers the combined enroll
ments of the lead
universities of the slate.
in concluding Ins remarks,
Hroughton urged the voters to vote
the straight Democratic ticket In nu;
coming election in the county, state
in d national realms, "We have reach
ed I he point where we find the Dem
ocratic parly triumphant within the
state and natio'i," he said. "Thirty
eight states of the forty-eight states
now have I 'einoci at ic governors."
Mr, J!rouglifon spent
,. M I 1 1
i.i i ,i ov.svilie Del ok
ton to make the. address 'of I hi
u:g, and while here he said that ho
would Ik- a candidate foe i.i.v,.. .,. ;,,
!!10. He is a past president of the
stall' liar association and was k
.speaker ill. the I !.'((! state
Mr. Hrown said that
heail.uiarters here would
Polls To Remain Op-en From
Sunrise To Sunset Tuesday.
Light Vote Predicted
going to Can
; ii: it
The stage is all set for the general
election next Tuesday, and with Huy--....!
. i .... 1 ii ...
... v-.i .-i.i no io Meniocraiie uy a
: majority of -1,500 to 5,000.
There is apparently little interest
in the election, this being an off-year.
The I'egisd-ars announced this week
that only a few additions had been
made to the books since lhe June pri
mary. The South Ward in Waynes
ville, with 2:200 register, d, only nddrd
10 during the past three registration
flutes. Other precincts were in pro
portion, if was stated here yesterday.
Voters will be given three ballots.
One contains names of candidates for
senate anil slate officers. The county
ballot, and one mi state. constitutional
amendments. The amendments in-,--
Making the term of office of sheriir
anil coroner four years, and for
department of justice.
All three ballots are printed com-
pletv, in (his issu,, f t,js ,.wsn.mill.
Die polls will open af sunrise and
dose at sunset. These hours arc
litlerent from the iirimarv hour
and in some instn tIJ'IW hiM vt k.i ......
1 ' ,V i: i:in-
fusing. However, CUvtion oflieinU
ire calling attention lhe f,.i f hut
mo ioiif will open at
close at sunset.
According to weather ''-observer, II
M- Mall, the sun will rise at firSU on
next Tuesday, and will set at b:"2
These times uvrc worked out for
Haywood county bv Mr. Mall
C. (J. Hrysfin, chairman of the bonn)
fd elections, Cfuumenting on absentee
voting, citetl the following ruling here
"The law provides that there are
three ways in which an elector may
legally obtain an absentee ballot,
FIRST: By personal- application to
the chairman of the county board of
elections up until the time that the
ballots have been delivered to the
registrar, and thereafter to the reg
istrar of the precinct in which the
elector is i-i'u-iui,,i..i.. civoer,. i..
making the request bv mail: an.l
Air. I THIRD: By sending a written ordc
to the chairman of the county board
of elections, or (o the registrar, as
the case may be, requesting that the
ballot lie delivered to the bearer or
the order. This means that the ap
plicant, himself must sign the request
jior the ballots, rgarilless of
I w hether the ballots are delivered di
rectly to the applicant, or 'to. his agen
The absentee ballots should not be
I delivered w hen one person simply
jennies, or writes for them, for th.'
use of another.- It is unlawful to do.
I liver, an absentee ballot to the iiK-ent
j of mi elector without the -elector lirst
! authorizing same -in wi i:,ing. Any
I election official who delivers an absen
I toe bitllot, t'xeeit urioh ; .jiplicuiion
as-above stated. h:i
.sunrise an, I
county returns, ami eive them i.
pujiblic. Arrangements have
made with election officials for
i i ports w hich should start com-j
in by !.! clock, and complete re- i
s should ,e in ,v eleven. Tli.. '
Wculd lie iii hand bv eieven. The!
lf'iiioci,iiic hfadijUaiters are on th;.
si cor d lloor over .the -state
ni'iit i.flii -.
vl"l:. . d the
j visions nf the law."
i '. Saturday- will be challen:? flay,
from all indications, then will be
I few if any challenges inafU-.
Slcwardship Revival At
First IJaptisi Church
POWER SERVICE MOX.
The electric power was off for sev
eral hours on Monday morning,; when
repairs w-ere being made at the sub
station of . the Carolina Power and
Light Company. ---',-..
Notice was given that the power
would go off again at midnight, for a
period of one hour, but as the repairs
at that time consumed only twenty
minutes, they w;ere on again before
How would you remedy the rabies
menace in Haywood County?
Dr. Thomas Stringfield "First I
would get the stray dogs off the
streets, and then enforce the Taws
that are already on the statue books."
Mason Swcaringen -Manager local
office of the North Carolina State Em
ployment Service "The first step I
feel is to enforce the laws we have,
and every dog owner should feel the
responsibilty of seeing that their
dogs w ere vacinated"
, Mrs. Eli McGee "As the mother of
a child now taking the rabies treat
ment I feci very keenly the presen
situation in Haywood county. I think
that urgent steps should be taken fit
once to enfore the law in every, town
ship in the county."
Hugh J. Sloan Insurance "I'd kill
every dog in the county that had not
Dudley W. Moore Teacher in Way
nesville. Township High School "Have
the law requiring all dogs to be vac
cinated rigidly enforced. I believe
that everyone would feel safer, owners
as well as others."
Jerry Liner Contractor "By en
forcing the law; making every dog
owner vaccinate every dog or kill the
Less Than Quarter
Inch Of Rain In Oct.
Since' September .'10th, less than
;r ','ti.i--ioi- of an inch of rain has
fallen in Waynesville, it was
learned yesterday from H.' M.
Hall, official weather observer
I v.o -pmnkles fell during Oc
tober. One with .14 of an inch,
'and the other .08 of an inch. This
makes October one of the driest
.months :on record,'' the Waynes
vjlle weatherman said.
A stewardship j-evival began on
Tuesday night at lhe Hantist church
iind '-will last through Friday. It is
jcoMlucfed by the pastor, the Rev. .1.
I S. Hopkins.
I The theme is bcine treat'd from a
general vii'point and would apply to
the Christian life in any church, aiel
the members of the other congreg,,
tions are cordially invited to attend
H. M. HALL, Official Observer
Local Firm Gets
Oct Max Min 7::)0 a
21 . 2: 48
28 5:: :!4 41
2U 51 :!.'! '17
;o : cm :.' :V2 ; v.h
:u n :, ::i
1 rs , 2'i 2! '
2 70 28 ' - . 33
m Pi t
Martin Electric Company has been
awarded contracts for the electrical
work on two state prison camps. The
contract price was not made public.
The camps are of the "100-men
type" and will be built at Taylors
ville and Mooresville.
Construction work will get under
way within two or three weeks it was
Three camps arc being built. The
other is in the eastern part of the
for week j
for week .
Low for week
Ilelow October normal . ...
Above November normal
Precipitation for week ..
Precipitation for October
Below October normal ....
Below November normal ... .0.1$
Precipitation for year .....33.21
Deficiency for year 6.&i