THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 193,
THE WAYNESVILLE MOUNTAINEER
Proves A Success
A Total of $250.00 in Prizes
Awarded to lYiemuers ui
Between J90 ami 200 4-H club boys
ami 00 vocational agricultural boys
gathered last Saturday in Canton for
their annual display and achieve
ment day program. Their exhibits
f corn, tobacco, potatoes and other
crops, together with livestock was
exhibited at the Chamber of Com
merce orlkes- A total of 200 exhibits
The entire crowd was treated to a
free movie after which they paraded
down Main street across the railway
bridge to the Y. M- C. A. building
where the afternoon program was
The program was given by the boys
themselves who told of their activi
ties during the past year. Thost tak
ing part on the program were: Ned
Massie, Hobart Kirkpatrick, William
Green, Jack Clark, Ned Medford, Gor
don Reno, John Kirkpatrick and Rich
Following the program the prem
iums donated by the merchants
and professional men of Canton were
awarded. The total value of these
prizes was $250.00.
The judging of the tobacco exhib
its was done by "Doug" Morrow of
Greenville, Tenn. The exhibits wero
judged by John W. Goodman, dis
trict agricultural agent, of Raleigh-
Approximately 90 of the 4-H Club
bovs turned in complete record books
and were awarded their pins for the
year's work. Those completing the
first year's work received bronze pins
and the second year sterling silver
pins with a green four leafed clover.
These were given by the county
A contest in seed judging was con
ducted during the afternoon. Repre
sentatives of all clubs and the vo
cational agriculture students competed-
This was conducted by Mr.
W. D. Smith, .vocational agriculture
teacher of this city.
The following prizes were awarded
to the members of the different clubs:
The Waynesville vocational stu
. dents, tobacco, 1st, Walter Francis.
Potatoes, 1st, Walter Tlott, 2nd,
James Garrett, 3rd, Ned Medford,
4th, Clyde Bradley, 5th, . Richard
Queen. 6th, Wilburn Campbell. Com,
1st, Carl Ratcliff, 2nd, Arthur Fran
cis, 3rd. Lowe Allen, 4 th, Cling
Leopard, 5th, Robert Howell, Cth,
Carl Underwood. Stock Beets 1st,
Carl Underwood, 2nd, Arthur Fran
cis, 3rd, Lowe Allen. Onions, 1st,
Walter Francis, 2nd, Walter Francis.
Rabbits, 1st, Hamilton Akers.
Fines Creek club, tobacco, Is, Jacn
Bramlett, 2nd, Paul Ferguson, .;':rd,
Jack Clark, 4th, Wilbur Holder, 5th,
Shelby Bramlett, fith, Paul Ledfovd,
Potatoes, 1st Robert Green, 2nd Jack
Clark, 3rd Foster Ferguson. 4th Gav
nett Kirk. Corn, 1st Carl Rogers,
2nd Dow Ledford, 3rd Johnnie Wil
liams, 4th Frank Rathbone.
Jonathan Creek club, tobacco, 1st
John Wesley Chambers, 2nd .iowar-J
Leatherwood, 3rd Clifford Harrill,
4th Enos R. Boyd.
Jonothan and Crabtree club?, pota
toes)' 1st Frank Boyd, 2nd Sam Hicks
Garrett; 3rd David Boyd, 4th Noble
Jonathan, Crabtree and Clyde
clubs, corn, 1st Mar Rogers, 2nd Cor
bet Chambers. 3rd Garnett Best, 4th
Crabtree and Clyde, clubs,' tobacco,
1st Elmer Gillett, 2nd Riley Palmer,
3rd Handy Hoglin, 4th Rex Messer.
Clyde club potatoes, 1st Sam Gar
rett, 2nd Lenoir Smathers, 3rd aMrk
Cathey, 4th Max Rogers.
Bethel, Beaverdam, and Morning
Star clubs, tobacco, 1st Edwin Har
din, 2nd Roy Cathey, 3rd Earl Cath
ey. Potatoes, 1st Jack Pruitt, 2nd
Billie Hall. 3rd ' John Reno, 4th
Wayne Plott. Corn, 1st J. B. Smath
ers, 2nd Devere Hardin, 3rd McKay
Fowler, 4 th Thomas Pruitt. 5th
AH clubs and vocational classes,
chickens, egg breeds, 1st Roy Allen,
2nd James Haris- Heavy breeds, 1st
Maurice Evans. 2nd Lloyd Wood.
Sweepstakes, all clubs and voca
tional class, corn, Carl Ratcliff, to
bacco, John Wesley Chambers, pota
toes, Walter Plott, seed judging, 1st
Noble Hoglin, 2nd Marshall Leather
wood, 3rd Sam Garrett, 4th Marshall
Best squad on attendance; 50
points on per cent exhibiting. Squads
No. 1 and 2, Clyde.
Pennant Best 4-H Squad Leader:
50 points on exhibjts; 50 points on
attendance. Medal, Henry Justice,
Pigeon club. ;."''
Pennant Best 4-H Club Record at
Camp, Fines Creek club.
For pennants, medals, gasoline And
other expenses, $25.00 from Cham-
Time lost from work through in
dustrial accidents in North Carolina
in the uast two years would
nearly 2,400 years, or" to about 500
years before the birth of Chritt,' the
iepnit of the N. C. Industrial Com
j mission, administrating the Work
man's Compensation Act, shows.
Death cases numbered 81 last year
and 138 the year before.
During the past year accidents re
ported reached 28,750, or 4,159 less
than the 33.709 of the year before.
! The leport shows that Haywood
! county industries furnished 342 of the
..;, lot ..o.oc v,,,t 1K8 r,f thpm were
medical cases only, in which no com
pensation is paid for disability of less
than one week. In the other cases
the injured employees received $29,
099 in compensation and the medical
fees in all cases in this county
amounted to $10,437 for the past year.
Accidents are devided into five clas
ses, the number of each class in this
county being as follows: fatal, 2;
permanent total disability, 1; perma
nent partial disability, 15; temporary
total disability, 136; medical cases
22nd IN LITERACY
1582 Illiterates Over 10 years
of Age in Haywood. With
Population of 28,273.
North Carolina takes fifth place
from the bottom in. illiteracy rank
among 10 so-classed Southern States,
only South Carolina, Louisiana, Miss
issippi and Alabama, in the order
named, being below. North Carolina
reduced her illiterates -from 13.1 per
cent in 1920 to 10 percent in 1930,
however. Of the State's 3,170,276
population, 2,352,014 were 10 years
old and over in 1930. Of these 236,-,
2(il, or 10 per cent, were illiterate.
White illiterates numbered 93,822, or
5.6 per cerit; negro illiterates 139,105,
of 20.6 percent, and illiterates of other
races, largely Indian, 3,334, or 29.6
Haywood county having a total
population of 28,273 with 20,383 of
the number ten years old or over, had
1,582 or 7.8 percent, placing this
county in 22 place in literacy rank of
the 100 counties, White illiterates
numbered 1,524 Or 7.7 percent; negroj
liiueraraies on or iu.z per cent, 'ana
illiterates of other races none.
The small decrease in number of
illiterates in North Carolina during
the past 10 years indicates that some
thing more definite should be done
about this problem during the present
decade, writes Dr. A. T. Allen, State
Superintendent of Public Instruction,
in the current issue of State School
"In 1920", he points out, "there
were 241.603 illiterates; in 1930 there
were 236, 261. One out of every 10
persons 10 years of age and over is
illiterate." Stating that efforts to
wipe out illiteracy have not been
enough to make a showing in the
State, and noting that the illiteracy
rate is much lower in cities than in
rural areas, due to better public
schools for 30 years, he suggests as a
means of eradicating illiteracy:
First: to build up and strengthen
the present rural school system by
providing an opportunity in all dis
tricts, as to school term and training
of teachers, equal to that offered by
the larger school centers; second, by
adult classes to reduce the present
number of illiterates beyond school
age by teaching them to read and
.4CD THROWER GETS '10 YEARS
Yates Center, Kansas. When he
confessed that he threw acid on his
estranged wife while she slept, Ralph
Sumner was sentenced to ten years
The Bible has been stolen from the
pulpit of the First Methodist Church
of Charleston, W. Va.
Paul Millman, a city employee of
New York, whose duty it is to report
unnecessary noises, was accused of
blowing his auto horn too much.
Triplets, two boys and a girl, were
born to Mr- and Mrs. Levi Deaton
at Wick City, Ky and were promptly
named Amos, Andy and Madam
pion Fibre Co. y
10 Subscriptions gwen by Waynes
ville Mountaineer. ,
10 Subscriptions given by Canton
One Farm Product
Has No Surplusi
surplus of farm work-!
-stock and the scarcity of mules andi
horses will increase as the main1
lieedir.g centers continue to u: e tiac-
tors for power. 1
"One important live-at-home policy
being over-looked in North Carolina i
isthe production of a farm supply
of mule and horses," says David S.
Weaver, agricultural engineer at!
State College. "Horses and mules!
suitable fur farm power are dyingj
yff from old age more rapidly than
they are being produced. In the west
ern states, which formerly produced j
a large part of the horses and mules I
supply, farmers have gone into trac-j
tor farming. This has resulted in a'
displacement of breeding mares. No
other section seems to be interested ;
in producing the animals of the size'
the Southern farmer needs and it !
looks as if he will have to get into
this work for ris own protection."
Mr. Weaver believes that as long
as we have small farms in the State,
cut up by ditches and other obstruc
tions, we shall continue to need ani
mal power for farming, This means
that a market will be available fer
mules and horses for a long period.
From some figures which he has ob
tained from the Horse Association
of America, Mr. Weaver finds there
were eight million horses and mules
under four years of age in the United
States in 1920. By 1930, this num
ber had decreased to about two and
Over half of the mules and horese
living on January 1 were over 10
years old, which will explain the pres
ent high death rate of these animals.
These figures show a half million
yearly decrease in horse and mule
population and means that more and
more farms will begin to depend on
some other kind of power unless the
animals are produced at home.
MISTAKES7 FOR CAT; GIRL SHOT
Santa Paua, Calif Dorothy Rice,
16, was seriously wounded by a shot
fired by a store owner who mistook
her for a cat which had been stealing
iMust Reduce Acreage
To Early Irish Potatoes
Kcports complied by She Bereau
;f Agriculture Economics at Wash
ngton indicated that there are enough
of the 1931 crop of Irish potatoes on
supply the market through
the time of marketing the early cropi
next season and that this supply will
be soi.i in competition with North
"The ly.'U ciop of Irish potatoes
grown in eastern North Carolina was
exceeded only by the bumper crop of
192K.and the yield per acre of 155
bushels produced in this State last
sijri.rg was the best average acre
yield on record," says Charles A,
Sheffield, assistant extension director
at State College. "At the present
time, the United States has a supply
of 375 million bushels of which 329
million bushels is from the late crap,
much of which will go into storage.
Over -one-third of this amount was
grown in the area from Pennsylvania
Mr. Sheffield finds on studying the
figures that 35,500,000 bushels of po
tatoes were produced in Maine this
season and the growers are now get
ting 30 cents a barrel for the crop.
This price means that many thous
ands of bushels are being stored for
use next year and these will come into
direct competition with the early
crop from the South. North Carolina
is in an especially bad position in re
gard to the crop next season and for
that reason the Extension service has
planned a series of meetings in the
eastern Carolina section to appraise
growers of the situation.
The meetings are being held at Mt.
Olive, Calypso, Beaufort, Bayboro
Vanceboro, Aurora, Pantego, Bethel,
Columbia, Elizabeth City and Curri
tuck beginning Monday, November 2
and lasting through the evening of
Confessing he had four wives, each
one of them a nurse, William W.
Henry' of Chicago was sent to prison
for two years.
The plug of chewing tobacco that
George B. Lease, now of St. Louis,
bought from J. G. Howell, a grocer
at Marshtown, Ind.' 60years ago, has
now been paid for in full- .
that have just arrived
A Manufacturer's over-production enabled our buyer
to purchase these beautiful new models for cost. Tliey
are a "sTeal" at the low cost price they are being offered.
Mi-Lady can afford to buy . several dresses at . this
price. They are in satin, crepe, and new fall shades. Sizes
14 to 44 ..
Meal Better Fertilizer ,
Than Is Cotton Seed
While cottonseed meal is a much
better nitrogen carrier for fertUifcp
than the- cotton seed, it will not pay
to swap the seed for meal unless a
fair exchange is made. At present
values vf plant food
105J pobnds of
the meal is equal
to a ton of the seed and the grower
should get from 1400 to 1800 pounds
of the meal in exchange for a ton of
"In making this exchange the
grower must only allow for the value
of his seed as a fertilizer but must
also take into' consideration the ex
pense incurred in hauling and handl
ing the seed and meal," says C. B.
Williams, head of the department of
agronomy at State College. "If one
decides that he cannot get a fair ex
change for his seed, it might be wise
to compost down the amount needed
for fertilizer. This should be done
this fall and the seed mixed with rich
earth, manure or woods mould. Such
a plan is better than waiting until
next spring and putting the seed di
rectly under the crops."
Mr. Williams has received hundreds
of inquiries this fall asking for in
formation about the value of seed
and meal exchange. Many of the in
quiries indicate that the crushers are
.offering- less meal than usual.
Based on the plant food that the
two materials contain it will take 1.9
tons of cotton seed to equal one ton
of the meal. The crop increase where
cotton seed is used as a source of
nitrogen is about 80 percent of the
source where dried blood or nitrate
of soda is used as the source of all
nitrogen in the fertilizer mixture.
Tests also show, says Mr. Williams,
that the meal used as a source of
nitrogen will give 20 percent better
results than cotton seed. However,
the grower must take into considera
tion the exchange basis offered him.
While driving a truck in Atlanta
Norman Long ran into another truck
driven by Will Short.
A "flaming" courtship came to a
close recently at Iowa City, la., when
Margaret Smoke was married to
A re Regular
Take Advantage of this NOW!
The P. T. A. met We .
Piizes weie awarded t -n
of the Gat den - contest j.
L. Robinson. The wir.:r -,,
1. Mrs. C. L. Allen $:. ,
2. Mrs. George Mills
3. Mrs. Menitt Bucha
The . Agriculture 'boy
prizes at the Achievemc
at Canton, Saturday, ;:
Creek were: James G:t:
Allen and Roy Allen.
Air- Gaither Bingham ai ;
who have been visiting n- :i
returned to their home p: .
Mrs. Maria Buchanan ha
sick .but is now improving
Miss Belle Estes spent :
end with Miss Cleo Caldwi-.
Miss Ruby Rogers of Oil
Miss Ruth Allen over S-unda
Friends of Mr. Waldrope
to know that he has retur
from the Haywood County
where he underwent a serous w
ration for appendicitis.
The Intermediate Class of the j
len's Creek Sunday School was tak
on a v.einer rost by the pastor of ti
church, Rev. C. L. Allen.- Those e
joying it were: Misses Belle at
Carmie Estes', Ruth Allen, Luck Mit
Alma Rector, Margaret Parns, Ed
Mull, Florence Clarke, and Mr. Lou
Mr. and Mrs. Von Rogers nf (a
spent the night with Mr. ami Mrs !
O. Allen Sautrday night.
For the loss of two teeth hnkt
while eating baked beans in a lum
room, Harold E- Anderson .of Sprm
field, Mass., was awarded Sill d:i
ages in his, .suit against the ctalilis
WANTED Men between 2i d
50 to operate Rawleigh homo -sen-,
business on our capital in Wayr.
ville, ' Asheville, Brevard, parts
Haywood County- We will t-.'ach n
how to build permanent business -unusual
profits. Write immidiau
giving age, reiei ences, e.i nnr
W. T. Rawleigh Co., Dept. NC-AE
X, Richmond, Va.