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WAYNESVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 1932
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t MM MEETINGS
FERE HELD LAST
VEEK liN LUUJM i
ich Interest Being Shown
By Citizens of Rural
ER 300 ATTEND FINES
EEK MEETING, FEB. 8
endid Meeting Is Held At
ijonahan s Creek Tues
A. 0borne, regona'. chairman
;)ie 5-10 Farm Program campaign,
;ted by county agent Jas L. Robin
arid Prof. W. D. Smith, and his
is of boys from the vocational de
Lment of the local school, have for
past few weeks been giving pro-
ans in different communities ia the
arty trying to help organize the
irent sections into working units
carrying out the proposed farm
ne of the largest community
fUng.' yet to tafce place was held
iday night at Fines Creek with
,'iOfl present. The plans and pur
is of the 5-10 Year Farm Program
i' outlined oy A. Osborne, reg
1 chairman, W. D. Smith, and
Its I.. Kobinson.
She following were elected lor the
's work : D. Reeves Noland, chair
:',Cv B- McCrary, vice, chairman;
. Stafford, secretary, and Faraday
in, treasurer. For the woman's
fk the following were selected.
C. S. Green, Mrs. Gaither Fer
n and-Mrs. Robert Teague-
here were three objectives at this
ting: (1) to eliminate air bulls
pt pure breds, (2) to have the
community fair in the state, and
to have the largest 4-H Club in
state. (This 4-H Club is perhaps
the largest ia the state.)
tn Tuesday night a similar meet-
was held in the Jonathan's Creek
ion with approximately 250 p res-
Glenn". A. Boyd, vice . chairman
the county, presented the plans
purposes of the Farm Program
sted by Mr, Smith and Mr. Rob
hose elected for the men's work in
community were: Glenn A.
Id. Medford Leatherwood, and
e Howell; and the women elected
Mrs. Tom Raincr, Mrs. Torn
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Optimistic Over Tobacco
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T. COPE IS FOUND
UILTY OF MAN-
One Of County's Oldest Citizens j g
Writes Brief History Of County iSLAl
The three new owners of the Carolina Tobacco Warehouse, Asheville,
see a bright future lor but ley tobacco in Western North larolina. Left
jo right, J. t hampers, ol rairrovnt, B. B. Saunders, of Aberdetn, present
operator, and O. A. Reeves, of Greensboro. They have leased the warehouse
lor eight years.
nton And Local
agers Divide A
faynesville and Canton divided a
klehcader here Tuesday night on
local court. The Cantor girls
defeated after a fast hard game
score of 39-8.
pe Waynesville boys were less
tmate and took the lower snd of
1-18 score. The playing presented
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Held At High
Excellent Program is Given
For Better Relation Be
tween Patron and
A mass meeting of the citizens i.i
me vvaynesviiie Jownship was
held Monday night at tr.e h.gi sch oi
The purpose of the meeting was to
create a better understanding and
more co-operation among the i a
trons, teachers and pupil .
The attendance was not as laie.e
as was expected, but those in :itteid
dance were enthusiastic and received
a better understanding of the work
of the school.
The fallowing program was given:
Prelude, High School Orchestic.
Invocation, Dr. R. P. Wilkcr.
Introduction of speaker, Supt.
Address, Supt. A. J. Hutchins, of
Special music, High ochc-o) cj-chestra-
Introduction, Dr. Ralph NoUner,
Addref s, Dr. B. G. Childs, of Duke
Citizenship program is school,
Supt. B. D. Bunn.
Song, Carolina, audience
Btnediction, Dr. W. O. Goode.
The meeting was sponsored ly
practically every civic club and or
ganization in the city.
Brother Of Mrs. W.
C. Allen, Killed In
Auto Wreck Sat.
John A. Wilkinson, of Belhaven, N.
C, brother of Mrs. W. C. Allen of
Waynesville, was thrown violently
from his car Saturday afternoon. Feb.
6, by a collision wrth another car in the last sales were considerably high-
Raleigh, receiving a fractured skull, er than the first. Tobacco, when pro-
Lat week .-three experienced tobac
co warehouse operators leased the
Carolina warehouse - in Asheville for
pe.-iod of S years. Thee three gentle
men, K. J. Chambers, of Fairmont,
B. B. Saunders, present operator and
0. A. Reeves, of Grecn-boro, have all
had a great many years experience
in operating warehouses in the tobac
co belts of the two Carolina and Ga.
Mr. Chambers has a farm in Buu-
cximb county and has been growing
tobacco for several years and has been
interested in the progres of the bur-
ley market in Western North Carolina
His optimistic outlook or, the future
of -Western. Nurth Carolina as a great
tobacco producing section prompted
him to invest in the new warehouse.
Mr. Reeves, a native of Madison
county, and with many years expert
ence in the tobacco business, was also
"sold" on the future of this section
Mr. Saunders, present owner of the
warehouse, come to Asheville two
years ago to operate the Carolina
warehouse and has been impressed
with the grade of tobacco that couhl
be grown here.
Mr. Cfcambers and Mi, Reeves, told
The Mountaineer last week that with
out a doubt Western Nortfi Carolina
wnouid soon be the leading hurley to
bacco market in the country,
Mr. Chambers said, "we are geing
to do everything possible for the grow
er of tobacco in this section. We are
not asking an increase in acerage and
curtailment but are trying to get
every farmer to plant some tobacco,
even if it is only a half acre, and after
it ix planted, take special care and
try to produce quality." He empha
sized the last word with a bang of
his fist on the table. For better prices
there must be better quality.
Mr. Reeves stated that good seeds
were necessary, and that arrange
ments had been made for the new
organisation to furnish seed to the
'I believe that tins new organiza
tion is the best thing for the tobacco
growers," said Mr. Geo. A. Brown,
who wast associated With the ware
house in Asheville this pan season.
"Of course, some prices were low, but
J. A. Francis, one of the 'oldest
citizens in Haywood couity, having
lived here for over 7t years, has been
writing short articles for The Moun
taineer oft" and on fvir several months
and after much persuading has con
sented to write a brief sketch of the
history of Haywood county.
Mr. Francis was born and reared
in the Ratcliff Cove section of the
cxninty and has reared a family of
ten children there. All the children
are living in the county with the ex
ception of one who is teaching in a
nearby city. Mr. Francis is still
farming and will not admit that at i
the age of 76 he ought to let the
younger generation do the farming.
He has no ispecial hobby, burtdues
not care for fishing and hunting, he
said, he prefers to read instead
He has been a members of the
Baptist church for 56 years and
has never touched a drop of whiskey.
He is a strict prohibitionist.
He says h lias been voting for i2
years, having voted for VI presidents.
He said he cast his first vote for
Zehulon Vance -'for governor.
Mr. Francis hesitated in giving out
the above information. He is verv
modest ami does not want anything
printed about him. He finally con
sented to let a little be Raid.
Lived in countv 72-vears.
'Trial of Ed and Luke SmitW
( reatinjr Much Interest.
Jury To Gvi Case To
OVER 50 CASES HEARD
Xo Charges were Made By
(Jrand Jury Against 1).
J. A. FRANCES
WAYNESVILLE IN IATER SIX
TIES AND EARLY SEVENTIES
(By J. A. Francis)
At the close of the war between
the states W'avncsville was mere
mountain hamlet of about fifteen or
twenty houses, with a population of
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LARGE DEPOSIT OF FELDSPAR IS
FOUND IN MAX PATCH SECTION OF
COUNTY, MAY PROVE VALUABLE
W. T. Denton Praises
Results Of Advertis
ing In Mountaineer
Wl T .Denton owWr of Denton'i
Hardware here was praising tne
advertising value of The Mountain
eer last week.
"Business for the past week-end
was the bet it has been since
Christmas. The only thing 1 can
contribute it too was the advert'sv
ment in The Mountaineer."
Mr. Denton's advertiHement car
ried no special prices. It was just
straight facts about the hardware
It's wise to advertise.
from which he died Sunday morning,
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ring For 1,400,000 Babies Is A Big
Job, Says Mr. Reigler, In Interview
V People Can Conceive of
Figures as Large as
ow- many babies are you caring
frJF one minion four hundred
getting along nicely, I pre-
he best behaved and the health
we have ever had, thank you." .
4il seem to have good appetites?"
Well, they eat a lot, whether they
I or not. We feed them four and
mes a day, eo you can figure the
fer out for yourself.
T some readers might begin to
f that the above conversation was
d-up affair but every word is
It in order to ease the minds of
I that are still akeptical, we will
hat the babies ftpoken of are not
fn but fishes.
e above conversation was carried
on between F. J Reigler, manager of
the State Fish Hatchery of Balsam,
and a reporter from The Mountaineer.
The Balsam hatchery is now recog
nized as one of the moBt popular in
the southern states. It is said that
more visitors visit this hatchery than
any other government hatchery in the
Not only "is thi$ hatchery popular
with visitors but those having streams
that need restocking : with fish have
found that the fish hatchery at the
Balsam hatchery ranks among the best
in thel county.
The hatchery was built by the state
with the idea of supplying the streams
of 15 counties in Western North Caro
lina, Since operations began in 1924
the demand for fish has increased un
til the hatchery nw supplies far more
counties than was first intended.
The Balsam hatchery is modern in
every respect and it has some features
that are new to the hatchery industry.
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duced right and handled right will
bring much more than enough to pay
the farmer's time," he continued.
The farmers, that have expressed
themselves on the question have taken
the position that a strong firm will
be more acceptable than a small One.
They expressed themselves confident
of building a great market here in
Western North Carolina.
Makes Appeal in
Park Pledge Suits
The North Carolina Park Commix
Kion gave notice of appeal to Magis
trate Frank Ferguson, before whom
over 40 cases was given a hearing
la' t week.
The Park Commission is suing
n!xmt 40 citizens of the county for
not paying back pledges made toward
the development of the Great Smoky
Mountains National Park.
Magistrate Ferguson ruled at the
hearing that the defendant? pay one
third of the total pledges.
'George A. Brown, of .-Fines Creek,
and owner of a large farm an Max
Patch, recently discovered a vein of
feldspar on the surface of his farm
that rtate geologists tuy is of the
botUr. variety of feldspar and what
perhaps may later develop into one
the countyV main resources.
This discovery was made after
Mr. Brown had visited feldspar nines
in other sections of the state. He
thought that the material on his
place resembled that of the min-s,
but to make sure he sent sample to
Raleigh for an analysis and was in
formed that it was real feldspH''.
The vein, which is about 20 feet
wide, extends across Mr. Brown's
place and on across the county line
lu Cope was found guilty of man
slaughter shortly utter noon Wednes
day after a trial that had vrenteo
much inteicft in the -county-
I'ojh was -charged- with Killing, a
young man by the name of Kurt' sev
eral years ago in the Balsam section.
oung Rut)' w as kilted w hen struck by
a cur driven by Cop'. Sentence had
not Ix-eli passed late Wednesday.
The criminal term of Superior court
which began here Monday, with Judge
A. M. Stack presiding, lias cleared
off the docket, and heard before thij
grand jury over 50 cases since con
vening Monday morning.
Luke and Kd Smith, of Canton, were
on trial Wednesday afternoon charged
w ith the , murder of Hroc, lormer
deputy sherig in the county.
It was thought that the cuse would
go to the jury sometime Thursday
The grand jury returned no charges
against David Sutton, who was
charged with the murder of Lawrence
Smith lust December.
Large crowds have attended the
court during the past few days. At
times the court officers were lorced
to lock the doors to keep spectators
from entering the room
It was stated that the Hyatt mur
der case will be called Monday, al
though this whs not an official
STATE PRISON AT
The new prison camp was complet
ed this week at Ila.elwood and the
prisoners were moved in Wednesday
Mr. Pitts, superintendent of pris
ons, was present and made the formal
opening address to the prisoners.
into Madison county. The material! J, . K... Cabe, former sheriff, is su- in
Poultry Car Will
A poultry car, belonging to Pro
ducers Mutual Exchange, a division
of the Bureau of Marketing, of Ral
eigh, will arrive in Waynesville Sat
urday morning and will accept all
different varieties of poultry.
The poultry cars have previously
proved popular here and have been
patronized by many farmers.
It was pointed out that check on
local banks will be given for the poul
try at the place of loading.
One th:ng that the officials warned
against -was "stuffing" the craws just
before bringing the fowls to the car.
This has been done in the past, but
it seems that fowls with over-stuffed
craws will be rejected, according to a
statement received here.
R. E. Hipps To Be
A Candidate For
R. E. Hipps! of Canton, told The
Mountaineer this week that he had
decided to be a candidate for reelec
tion for representative of Haywood
Mr. Hipps was optimistic over the
prospects of the coming election for
the Democratic party, not only in the
county but in the state and national
is on the surface ond would not in
volve much expense in mining.
The price for feldspar now is alxiut
$7 per ton in the raw stage- After
being pulverized it sells for alxiut $15.
Since the position of the vein is
so ner the surface Mr. ltrown lc
lieves that it could be haul-d out l y
truck until a mill suitable
ing the feldspar could be built.
To date Mr. Brown ha not tnr.de
any definite plans for mining the
j perintendent of the new institution.
Chamber of Commerce
To Elect Officers
Thursday, Feb. 18th
The annua) meeting of the Chamber
of Commerce will be he'd next Thurs-
g'-no-jday night, February 18. Oflicers for
the coming year will be elected at that
time. Hugh ma-ssie, presideri, said
today that the meeting was open to
; every man in Waynesville, whether
A sample of this min rnl is on he was a member of the onranizaiion
displry at The Mountain.'r i.riice !or not.
W. H. Arrington, 72, Finds Hoby Of
Making Violins To Be Profitable
Saunook Man Patterns His
Instruments From Best
In Country, Look
T. N. Massie Better
T. N. Massie, Sr., was able to be
at his place of business Wednesday
after an illnes that haa confined him
to his home for four weeks.
Mr. Massie is somewhat improved
I but is still very nervous.
One of the latest industries in Hay
wood county just brought to light is
the manufacture of high grade violins.
W. L. Arlington, of the Saunook sec
tion of the county, is the sole proprie
tor, and manufacturer of the musical
Mr. Arrington takes much pride in
his work which is excellent, and has
been fortunate enough to sell prac
tically all he has made during the
past twelve years. His stock now
consists of only two and he expects
to sell them at an early date. The
Mountaineer reporter asked him the
price of the two left and found that
"the bottom price was $75."
Mr. Arrington models his violins
from masterpieces, and to the average
j person they would easily pass for
factory made violins. The only bought
parts are the c liar and strings.
The best one of the lwr was made
from wood grown on Mr. Airington's
Mr. Arrinjrton began making violins
sbout 12 years ago, after he returned
t western North Carolina from the
west. He says it is jusf. natural for
him to make things of that nature.
Althojgh 72 years old he shows no
signs of giving up the novel business,
but insinuated that he didn't expect
to make very many more.
No definite time was given as to
how long it took to complete one of
the instrument?, hut hinted that it
was longer than many people would
He says all he knows about playing
a vio.in is wnetner or not tne vioun
has the right tone, if it hasn't he keeps
on workinr until he irets the tone
sought for. To get this tone he has
several selections he plays and from
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fan Now To Attend The 3 BARGAIN DAYS Here Friday, Saturday Monday, 19-20-22