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WAYNESVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA
THURSDAY, MARCH 31, 1932
or Howell Says Waynesville H JSSd
I Cfofn le Qniltirl Imrnttmnnf ! At Cost Of $1000
11 Lioiau io uuuuu iiirv,ouiii;iii
City Being Given
This Week By City
L Buying At Present
be As Investment
ville properties anil real
U I . M
re D.iW among inc ucsu me
nu estment, in tne opinion
J. Harden Howell, com
pi the recent address of
Gardner urging the people
ate' to buy North Carolina
carefully studied this eeo-
tuation lor sometime ana am
that we a;-e now at me
Lnd things will have an up-
ncl from now on
Mrs. R. II. E. Ed
wards Was Burried
Here Last Sunday
Passes Away After An At
tack of Influenza That
New Front Being Huilt. Will Three Trucks Are Busily En.
Include Service Station gaged in Hauling Off
And Show Rooms. f Trash and Rubbish.
Work was started Monday morning- The city board of aldermen put
here on remodelintr the front of the three trucks into service here Monday
Haywood Parage, which U located morning in a clean-up campaign for
Mrs. R. II, E. Edwards, 77, was
buiied in the family plot in Waynes-
vine Sunday afternoon at 3:o0 o clock
everything at the bottom, . shP passed 'away at her home in Wav-
nesville b riday morning at ! o'clock
fiom an attack of influenza that had
developed into pneumonia.
She was the daughter of James and
Margaret Murry, of the lower Pigeon
River valley section of Haywood coun
ty and was a member of the Waynes
ville Methodist church, having joined
that denomination in early Jife. For
several years she was unable to take
an active part in church work due to
an injury, but her home was consider
ed a community center and was al-
that it was appropriate mat
Gardner should make the
hat he did for North L-aro-
huv poperty. l.lis oppor
t'sp'ecially fitting for Way-
.Never betore nave we had
il.it'ul onnortunities thrust
,s we have today."
titinueil, "lnaii. not an, eiui-
state has many advantages
It states that will neip it taKe
in coming out of the present
Our little city here will
place along with any other
comes to recovering- Al-
JWaynesville will not have to
is much as some other towns
of. The 'hard times' storm
i our heads here in the moun-
we got was a little ol me
Howell, taking a new draw
i . i u r l ;
pipe, sam wim niuai
characteristic ot tne mayor
the best for the last, "It seems
It hat no extension oi paved
lor. water line will be neces-
spveral vears. and for this
inyone wanting a lot on which
would profit Dy ouying one
alirady served by municipal im-
ilayor does not predict a
for Waynesville, tout tirmiy
that real estate will begin to
n early date.
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across the street Irom the post otlice
on .Main street. Th, entile front is
being removed and an elaborate ser
vice station is to be erieted at a cost
of over $100.0.
The building faces about tiO feet
on Main Street and was formerly oc
cupied by the bus station.
Mr. Hoy Martin, owner of the Hay
wood Garage, stated vesterdav that
Waynesville. The trucks are being
financed by donations from the busi
ness men and an equal amount from
the city. The trucks are uemg operat
ed by men that have been out of work.
"The campaign will last until the
city is dean,"' said Mayor J. II. Howell.
"It was a shame and disgrace to find
ah the trash and ru'.ush thai was
thrown in back lots and alloys," he
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cu in ivo or tnree weeks. He also
stated that he saw a great future for
Waynesville and saw the need for im
proving his place of business in prepa
ration for the business that he be
lieves will be here before long. He
expects to build a showroom just back
of the serviie station in which he will
display Plymouth and Dodge cars.
The second floor of the building will
not b,. remodeled at this time. It is
divided into ollices but is unoccupied
at present. The stairs that led from
the Street to thfi swrnld flnur ha .'o
ways open lor community prayer been moved back about twenty feet
meetings and other church activities, on the inside of the building.
me 4 uiierai service was conducted ti,,. .u. .. .,.
rt E. Owen Is
Iking Office Of
kister Of Deeds
first candidate to announce
fetor of deeds is Robert L.
If the Jonathan's Creek ? ec-
the county. Mr. Owen has
lohool in Buncombe, Jackson
I county for the past IS years.
Iis schools were out he oe
e remainder of his time to
fwen was born and reared in
county and has many
here. Although always a
ng supporter of the Democratic
Bus is the first time Mr. uwen
ev been a candidate tor orhie.
Bi referring to the office and office-
rrsl Mr. Owen said, "unicers
ildlhe efficient and capable of
g Alice with credit to themselves
coAity. That is what I will en
orlo do if elected-''
ce For County
Moore, of Pigeon township,
res himself as a candidate ior
lector in this week's issue of
r r. Mr. Moore is well known
riunty, having; served as eoun-
tnissioner from 1926 To 1928.
Ice of commissioner is the only
has held in the county, al-
jhe has been active in the work
! Democratic party ever since
loore was born and reared in
punity in which he now lives.
tone of the most progressive
and stock raisers in the coun
was the first farmer to in
the growing of tobacco in
ps always taken ajxactive part
lational work and is now serv-
lhe special school board in his
pity. Mr. Moore is also a
lent member of the Masonic
in thft home where Mrs. Edwards had
resided for more than a half century,
she having settled in Waynesville!
when there were not more than a
dozen homes in the village.
She is survived by seven children,
five sons and two daughters: Captain
C. J. P. Edwards, of Richmond, Cal.,
Tom F. Edwards, of Waynesville; S.
bcott Edwards, of Atlanta, Ga.; Wil
liam Way Edwards, for many years
general secretary of the Asheville Y.
M. C. A., but now of Miami, Fla.;
R. D. Edwards, of Montgomery, Ala.,
and Mrs. Charles F Morris and Mrs.
J. Sidney Conner, of Asheville. Two
brothers and two sisters also survive,
John F. Murry, of Waynesville, Rob
ert L. Mtorry, of Dallas, Tex.; Mrs.
James Morrow and Mrs. William Bry
son, of Ironduff township, Haywood
county, besides hundreds of other
relatives in Western North Carolina.
The following served as active pall
bearers: Dr. Tom Stringfield, D. V.
Phillips, T. L. Bramlett, J. R. Messer,
W. T. Shelton, W. A. Hyatt, J. M
Mock, J. II Howell, John M. Queen,
Grover C. Davis, Theodore McCracken
J. F, Cabe, J. R. Hipps, Milas Noland,
II. G. West, R. L. Leatherwood, and
R. H. Blackwell
have to be removal to allow room foi
the dnvewey to the station, it was
Colored People Plan
In City Today
Parade, Ball Games, Races
And Speeches Will Fea
ourselves for not taking more pride
in our city."
In some instances it was pointed
out that the tiasii nad not been re
moved in years bv individuals. In
other cases it was found tliut business
men on .Main street were sweeping
their trash on the street after the
stieet sweeper has finished for the
day, thus making it impossible for the
city to b,. Kept clean. Mayor
Howell especially stressed the need
for keeping the city clean during the
next few months, when thousands of
visitors will pass through here din
ing the usual heavy spring travel.
"Many people will stop here and spend
their vacation here providing they are
impressed with the town, but few will
.stop if the streets are covered with
trash," he said.
J. R. Boyd States "Things
Have Hit Bottom," Sees
Better Times For County
Four Fires In City
During Last Week
One Seven Hoom House and
3 Room House are l)e-.
stroyed. Two Small
Today, Thursday, the colored peo
ple of Waynesville will have a field
day, which will last practically' all
day. The first feature of the day
will be a parade a 11:00 o'clock. The
parade will form a the graded school,
march up Pigeon, chrough to Hay
wood then up Main street and back
to starting point.
Several prominent speakers of
their race will yieak in the afternoon
and niirht- Perhaus thw onti inilinir
speaker of the evening will . be Ptof.
873 School Children
Given Treatment In
Parent Teachers Association
Sponsores Clinics In This
Honorary pallbearers: Dr. B. F.r. c Ricks of Lincoln ton and Kings
Smathers, D. M. Killian, Wesley
Brown, W. C. Miller, Joshua Fitzger
ald, E. P. Martin, R. D. Lee, George
W. Coble, J. M. McClain, Mack New
ton, Coot Allen, Jule Welch, P. V.
Massey, J. M. Bramlett, J. R. Boyd,
James Atkins and Hilliard Atkins.
W. R. Francis Seeks
Seat in State Senate
Prominent Lawyer Here sets
Forth His Platform and
Plans For Campaign.
U be candidates in the June
ill be candidate for Governor
'II be out for county offices
ill serve the county and state
e answer to these questions
aPPear in The Mountaineer.
Fecial offer This paper from
L V Iler -November election,
rn'y 51. Send in vtmra todav.
iW. R. Francis, well known attorney
of Waynesville, is the third to an
nounce for the State Senate from the
district composed of Haywood, Jack
son and Transylvania counties.
Mr. Francis is a veteran of the
World War and as such has been
honored by the North Carolina De
partment of the American Legion. He
was selected Judge Advocate for the
State during the year -1930-1931. He
has also served as post commander
and service officer of his post in Waynesville.
During 1930, Governor O. Max
Gardner, appointed him trustee of the
Western North Carolina Teachers'
College at Cullowhee for a period of
for 10 years, Mr. Francis has been
engaged' in the practice of law, dur
ing which time he has served as presi
dent of the Haywood County Bar as
sociation. He is now county chairman
of the Young People's Democratic
Clubs of North Carolina.
Mr. Francis said, "In announcing
for any public office, the citizens are
entitled to know, in a general way,
for what he stands." The following
are his views on some of the leading
issues that will confront the General
Assembly of 1933.
"I promise to the people of this
senatorial district if they elect me, as
the first and paramount duty, to see
all my influence to secure the repeal
of the tax on land, which is now fifteen
cents, for the support of the six month
school; to obtain the necessary money
from other and new sources of revenue
not now bearing the proper or any
part of the tax load, and to bring
about a modern, equitable and just
system of taxation which will make
the tax books speak the truth as to
every kind and character of property.
"I am unalterably opposed to the
existing law -which penalizes that tax
payer, who is unable financially to
pay his taxes on or before a given
date, and at the same time operates
to the benefit of the corporations and
wealthier taxpayers who are in fin.
ancial position to pay their taxes be
fore the due date and thereby take
Continued on back page) j
mountain, jie comes with a lepu
tat ion as a speaker of unusual ability.
In the afternoon races and ball
games will feature the enteiVainment.
A ball game between the ."thool and
all-stars is scheduled to follow a vol
ley ball game between tne "fat-? and
Several quartettes are scheduled
to take part in the program, among
them are Hariisburg Jubilee .Singers
and the Brick Mason's Quartet. The
Live-Wire Choir of Jones Temple
will also take part in the music,
A special section has been reserved
for the white people, an J ofliciali- of
the celebration expect a large num
ber to attend. A small admission of
10 cents will be charged, which will
be used to aid the '-repairing' of.thj
D. V. Welch Is Buried
At Bethel Wednesday
David Vance Welch, 09, died at the
Haywood County Hospital Tuesday
of this week following an illness of
four weeks, funeral services were
held at the home of the deceased in
the Bethel community Wednesday
morning. Interment was made at the
Mr. Welch is survived by his wife,
who before her marriag was Miss
Long, and two children, a son 9 and
a daughter 11. His mother and fath
er, Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Welch, also
of the Bethel community survive, to
gether with three brothers J. L., M.
L., and J. F. Another brother, W.
B. lives in Everette, Washington.
Mr. Welch was a guard at the new
state prison camp at Hazelwcod f.t
the time he was taken ill.
Under the supervision of the Coun
ty Sanitary officer, E. L. Hinton, over
100 school children in Allen's Creek
and Saunook schools were given
diphtheria toxoid Monday and Tues
day of this wek. Dr. Sam String
field, assisted by four nurses from
the Haywood Hospital gave the tox
oid. In three weeks the second in
jection will be made.
To date S7.'i school children and pre-
j school children have been given this
treatment. In every instance ie
parnt-teachers association of the
different schools have sponsored the
treatments, and thus eliminated cost
that ordinarily amounts to $3.50 for
a treatment to 25 cents. In severul
cases where some few children were
not able to pay the small cost, the as
sociation stood for the expenses..
Dr. Stringlk'ld and his assistants
have given their services to these
clinics free of charge. They will be
gin Thursday at Hazclwood and give
the second injec tion there, Friday at
East Waynesville, and Monday at
The following schools have held
diphtheria clinics during the past
Lake Junaluska, 112 Children.
Hazclwood, 227 Children.
45 pie-school children.
lEast Waynesville, 178 children, and
t!2 pre-sehool children.
Central Klementary, 112 school
children, 37 pre-school children.
During the past seven days the
local tire department has answered
four alarms. This is more than is
usually answered in months. Last
Wednesday nigh a throe-room house
mi Smathers street was burned. The
bouse was ablaze all over when the
;;ia i m was sent in.
Early Thursday morning a i-c en
room house on East street belonging
to Dewey Patton, was burned. The
Pat ton family was not at home that
night and when the alarm was tum
id in the house wis tailing in. All
the furniture and tlotbiug of the
family was destroyed. It was par
cially (o.ered by insurance.
Suturday morning a small Ij'niv t c
curred at Ruth Ray's Beaut Knop.
Little damage was xone la 'the door
under the stove.
Sunday afternoon a loof lire at
Mrs. R. H. Mitchell'.) brought out the
department. A dofcun shingles were
burned, with' little damage.
Damage by lire for tho month of
March as compiled by S. H. Steven
son," chief of the (ire department of
March -2nd, Service Meat Market,
electric motor, $3(5.00 damage.
March 3rd, Hazclwood, i.o damage
March th, Mrs. R. II. Mitrhell,
damage $15.00, no insurance.
March 19th, Ace Cleaners, no dum
age. March 23rd, M. J. McCracken, dam
age $500.00, no insurance.
March 24rd, J. W. Patton,, damage
$2,000.00, some insurance.
March 25th, Ruth Kay f Bevjty
Shop, no damage
March 27th, Mrs. U. il. Mitchtl, no
Says Farm Land Is One Of
To He Had
. V. Massey Enters
Present Commissioner Seeks
Reelection. Was County
Treasurer For 6 Years
Father And Son Banquet
Will Be Held Saturday
The Vocational Agriculture Boys of
the local Township High School will
hold their fourth Father and Son Ban
quet next Saturday evening, April 2,
at 7:30 p. m. in the dining room of
the Methodist Church.
The boys are very grateful to the
Methodist people for this courtesy as
this is the only dining hall in town
large enough to accomodate this gath
ering. More than one hundred and
twenty five are expected to be present.
The boys will bring the food from
home. Each will contribute the items
which best suits him to donate. In
this way very little cash is needed and
the boys ara learning cooperation by
Miss Louise Edwards and a group
of the girls in her Home Economics
Department will prepare and serve
the meal. The boys also appreciate
P. V. ; Massey, present member of
the board of County Commissioners,
announced Wednesday that he would
seek re-election again in the June
Mr. Massey was born and reared
in Haywood county. He was born in
Crabtree township and lived for
many years in Iron Duff. He moved
to Waynesville about 23 years ago
and entered the barber business.
Eight years ago he was elected
treasurer of this county and served
in that office for 6 years. He was
holding that office when he was
elected to the board of county com
missioners. During the la-it election
he led the 11 candidates by 85 votes.
Mr. Massey stated that if elected
he would continue to do everything
he could for the people of this county.
Having lived among them all his life
he said he felt that he knew their
needs. He has always been a strong
Seeks Reelection Of
Register Of Deeds
Weaver II. McCracken, present Reg
ister of Deeds, announced yesterday
that be would be a candidate to suc
ceed himself in the Democratic prima
ry in June. The many friends of Mr.
McCracken have repeatedly urged him
to enter the race.
Mr,--McCracken was born and rear
ed in Haywood county. When just a
young man he entered the gro
cery and meat business here.
He ran his business successfully
until 1925 when he was elect
ed cashier of the Bank of Clyde, lie
served in that capacity until elected
Register of Deeds in li)2. This is
his second term ') that ollicc. 'n
speaking of entering the race lie said:
"If elected I will s-' ve faithfully and
efficiently and strive t' do everything
in my power for the count;;."
Mr. McCracken is a member of the
Masonic Order and also member of
the Junior Order I'nit": American
Rev. W. O. Goode 111 In
Word was received kna Wednes
day that Rev. V. O. Goodo, pastor of
the First Methodist church here, was
in the Lincolnton Hospital with an
attack of influenza. The pulpit
committee of the church met Wed
nesday afternoon to arrange for the
preacher for Sunday's services.
35 Farmers Apply For
Loans In This County
Approximately .'!." farmers in the
county have applied for loans offered
by the Federal government for farm
ers needing financial . assistance in
buy-ing seeds and supplies to begin
this year's crops.
ThP average loan is about $75, it
was said. Some loans have been as
low as $25 and as high as $400.
Last Saturday 23 loans were acted
upon by the committee and submitted
to Washington, and it is expected that
thosp who made application for these
loans will receive a check the last of
Mr. D. L. McCafferty, goverment
inspector who is in charge of these
loans in several of the Western Caro
lina Counties, was here Tuesday mornr
ing and had a conference with officials
here in charge of this work. A check
will be made often to see that the
funds from these loans are used as
set forth in the agreement.
In commenting on Haywood county
farms, Mr. McCafferty stated that he
was favorably impressed with the
farms here. He also said that farm
ers need not hesitate in applying for
these loans. Seven farmers have
questioned the tobacco crop and wheth
er or not the loan could be put through
for a period long enough to let them
nav it back from the tobacco crop. !
This, it was said, could easily be ar
ranged. Anyone wanting further in
formation on thi3 matter is request
ed to see County Agent, Jas. L. Robin
son, who will be glad to give advice
on this matter.
.! U. Boyd, president f,t the I' list
National Bank here, also secretary
of Htiywood Home Building and Loan
Association, told a group ol bankers
hist week that "things bad bit flu
bottom and within the next leu
weeks business conditions would be
much better'" 1 his statement was
not made for publication bv Mr
This newspaper heard that be
made it and upon interviewing Mr.
Boyd found that he had. After much
persuasion ho was convinced that the
optimistic outlook ol bis statement
would be handled in such a way that
it would not leave the impression that
ir- remarks were us t "newspaper
The. ri'iHirter then asked Mr. Ilovd
what be thought 1 the speech made
last, week by dovernor Gardner.
His expression changed immediately,
and it was a sure bit with Mr. Boyd,
to .mention the (iovenuir's speech.
"Well, there's this much about it,
farm lands in Haywood county can
now be bought cheaply enough to al
low the farmer to make a fair protit
on his crops, even at present price
"Prices of farm lands have been
reduced along with .prices of farm
products," he said. Continuing, Mr.
Boyd remarked, "by buying a farm
at present low prices a farmer can sell
his crop at present low prices and
be assured a profit. His investment
would not be out ol proportion to his
Removing his unhghted cigar, he
look at the floor for a minute, then
taking a long breath said, "I'll tell
you the truth about the matter is
the main reason whv a number of our
neighbors in Haywood cou.iy Jiave
themselves in financuil trouble is that
they bought their land at high prices
on long terms. Interest and princi
pal reductions have continued to
come around on the basis of the high
purchase price and in the mean
while the prices of all farm products
have dropped The farmcr'a income
has decreased and although the
prices of the goods he buys may h ive
decreased in proportion, still his in
terest and principal reductions nave
continued on the same high basis."
Mr. Boyil knows whereof be speaks
when interest and principal is men
tioned. He has been actively en
gaged in the banking business since
1007 and president of tne First Na
tional Bank over 21 years. Not only has
he had experience in the banking
business but thoroughly understands
the "ups and doWTis ol the larmcis.."
Are Being Held At
Night At Band Mill
A series of meetings are being held
at the Bradley Store building near the
band mill each night at 7:45, being
conducted by Rev. W. (:. Medford,
local missions minister, and II. B.
Freeman, choir leader.
Th,, meeting will close Saturday,
The meetings have been plain, ed
not .just for the people m, that im
mediate section, as some folks sj-.-m
to think. Pastors and members of the
up town churches are mvitud to come
out and help.
The subject of the sermon last night
was "Getting In Line; Or Our Atu-
tude Toward God."
.Subjects for the next six nights are
Thursday: "The Sins of Neglec "
Friday: "What Does aynesvilie
and Haywood County Most Need?"
Saturday: "Forgotten Things"
Sunday, A; M.: "Overcoming; or 1 be
Sunday, P. M.: "The Sin of Un
belief."' Monday: "The Perverted Tongue. '
Tuesday: "Modern Idols."
Rotary Club Gives
Farmer's Day Fri.
Friday the local Rotary club will
observe Farmer's Day. rifteen lead
ing farmers and stock raisers have
been invited to attend this meeting
with the Rotary club and hear a gen
era! discussion of the 5-10 Icar
W. D. Smith and Jas. L. Robinson
are in charge of the program and
have invited Bruce Webb, of Ashe
ville, to be principal speaker. The
chairmen of the different community
committees make up the fifteen
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