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oi More Paid-in-Advance Subscribers In Haywood County Than All Weekly Sew . papers Combined
WAYNESVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA
THURSDAY, AUGUST 4, 1932
US TAX RATE INCREASED 18 CENTS
EADM ACTMT DC.QITMEC .WAD 17- IM (PAITMTV
iS. L ROBINSON QUILT SHOW HELD NOTED RALEIGH
CCEPTS OFFICE BY WOMAN'S CLUB
idivr as AP.RNT nRiwsmr.rpmvn
L. Hinton Reappointed
Health Officer For Hay
wood County For
BOTH MOVE OFFICES
Lunfv's Share Of Farm
Agent's Salary Reduced
$600 For Coming Year
The work of the county farm agent
as resumed ty an agreement 01 tne
Lard of commissioners while in SCF-
n here Monday. The work was
upended about a month ago.
Jas. L. Robinson, county farm agent
the time of suspension of the office,
s re-elected. Mr. Robinson had his
i. .. . t.,i.. 1
roi'r. ror (.':o ehuiiui ux auiy iiiujjjvu
in! befoic discontinuance was made
has boon carrying out his plans
th the work during that time,
Mr, Goodman, district representa-
ve of the State Department of Ag-
iculturt, was here Monday and ap-
leared before the commissioners. The
mmissioners made an appropria-
lon of WOO for the work of the farm
ijeiit and the state department of ag-
ultuie added a like amount, thus
;uring the county a farm agent.
:t year the county's appropriation
The question of continuing the work
a farm agent in the county has
rought forth much comment, and
as the cause of several meetings to
held by citizens of the county to
ork out a plan for the continuance
that office. The commissioners
re never in doubt as to the need
an agent, it was pointed out, but
ack of necessary funds brought
Mr. Robinson moved life office from
Citizens Bank to the first floor
bf the new courthouse Wednesday.
Announcement was also made that
L. Hinton, county sanitary officer,
!), It was pointed out that since
he additilon of the health inspector
tot' hundreds of dollars have been
ept in the county because of the fact
hat dairies have been able to grade
A tn milk nroduced in the countv.
Ind thus eliminating outside milkmen
rom (mntnng their dairv products
"to the countv; as thp law res-iires
III public eating places to sell only
nwe A milk.
The office of sanitary officer has not .'
ust Deen confined to inspection of
pines and eating places in the coun
ty, out the general sanitary conditions
hroughout the county.
lhe funds for thp nffieo if Rnnitnrw
'faer is derived from thp countv and
R cities of Waynesville, Canton,
Myde, Lake Junaluska, and the state.
ir. Htnton has moved his office and
aboratory equipment from the Hay-
a .our.iy .: Hosmtal to the mam
jwr of the court house
More T h a n A Hundred
Quilts, Shawls And Coun
terpanes Put On Exhibit
The Quilt Show held here. Friday
from 2 to 9 o'clock and sponsored by
the Woman's Club was the most elab
orate and enjoyable of the social
events of the summer season jo t'r.r.
It was held in the snow room of the
new Swift's garage on Main street
and was visited by more than 000
Morp than 150 quilts were entered
and ai number of shawls, rugs, coun
terpanes, and cpverlets. Some of
the most notable of the article's en
tered were as follows:
Old Quilts Exhibited
A qujlt called "The World's Won
der", made by pupils of M. A. Alex,
ander in 1S7M, and .quilted by -Mrs.
M. A. Alexander; one named ''hoad
to Texas," entered by Mrs, James
Medford and made in )852; one a
hundred years old, made by Mrs.
Mary Inman, wife of the Rev. J. A.
Inman, founder of Inman's ( hapil;
one made about 1820 from the pat
tern, "Wild Pink," and owned by
Mary Ann Love, daughter of Colonel
Robert Lave, and wife uf William
Welch; a quilt named "Dew Drops,"
made in 1825 and owned by Mrs.
One made in 1832 by Mrs. Cynthy
Cathaline Rhodes, grandmother 'of i)r.
W. G.Francis, of Waynesville; one;
made by Mrs. Lenoir Harris Kelly in
.onn 1... VT, TT C .t.
Declares Paper Mill Is Do
ing Work Of Great
By JOSEPHUS DANIELS
In a period where part unemploy
ment is universal and 8,000,000 work
ers cannot get jobs; it i a pleasant
charge to come to a community which
has felt the depression less than any
ether place in America. In the big
paper mill at Canton the Champion
Fibi Company three shifts of work
ers have steady employment. To be
sure, old man Hard Times has cause.',
a reduction in pay. but less than in
mcst places, and there is confidence
thnt when the corner is turned old
time wages will be restored. In the
meantime thP fires neve;- go out anil
,2l'0. nVn tind stady employment
.:iu! the payroll :.f Sl2."),000,'phis the
nailing yt t no line iarmiiig t'. in. i
keops bu-iness men tiiei'e in better
shape than almost any other, place
in the country.
i.,i,i;i,.. . r.'ioj ii.,ni
-ot only has Canton been spare f
the distress that ha.s comR to most
othei industrial sections, but in the
past year much extra employment
was given wnen tne Liiampion l iure
company spent .'$1,500,000 in the con-j
KllUCllUri VI U I11I!IIIUJII1 ILIIUCXU JiauL
which is now turning out print paper.
The Asheville Citizen use 1 the first j
p-cduct. of this new plant in printing ;
its issue last week when t ne houth
eru Publishers met in Asheville. It
waj my pleasure, with othar Southern
publisher-, to go through this new
The headlines on this page carry news that will be of
interest to every taxpayer and resident of Haywood County.
This news will have a tendancy to dampen the cptimist,ic
spirit that has been prevailing in the county while other
sections, have been crying hard times.
Of course, we realize an increase in taxes at this time
might seem rather hard, but an examination of the records
will show that this increase was the result of two things-,
both of which not any group of people of the county or o(Ti
cials are responsible.
The new court house, of course, Caused some increase,
but this was offset by a reduction in general expenses, while
the fact that o much back taxes remain unpaid is the gene
ral cause of the increase.
Let it be understood, that The Mountaineer is not taking
any part whatever in the matter, but is merely levealing
facts that are on record at the Court House and open to the
public, and it is there that we found the above reasons .for"
the increase. We do, however, suggest that before anv
criticism U made of anyone, or any group, that we avail our
selves .with the facts' in the case, and after those lacts are
firmly fixed in our minds, we believe that harmbnv will pre
vail within the county, and the matter of an increase in
taxes will be taken in the best of spirit.
RECENT SHOWERSt NEGRO WIELDS
Wiltering Commodities As
sume Brighter Color;
Better Yields Predicted.
ing or before the War Betwicr. the
States, bought from an Indian during j
the wat and now owned by Mrs. H.
C. Crawford, of Crabtree township ;
Kerr and other officials,.' and s-ce the !
v!r..lit,f ,viViinniM in mnfinn. With- I
" DURING BRAWL
Four Whites, Two Negroes,
To Face Mayor Howell
$340,826.73 SET OUT VJ
1JN JNl!iW UVVXiM U
Salaries Of Several Officials
Are Less Than Last
TOTAlTrAT E $1.25
Increase Is Because Of Un
collected Taxes And New
Court House, Said.
At the rigular meeting Monday,
the Iiunrd of iCountv Commissioners
anproveif the budget for the comin?
year which called for an increase m
aes of IS cents ner 100 valuation.
The incre:ue was made in spite of
th,, fact that several funds were limit
ed to smaller amounts this veav, and
the salaries of several of the county
officials were cut considerably. Tho
largest increase coming from the 1'cbt
Service I" und, which was niciv.i .ed
tioin 17 cents for la -1 '.ear to n cent?
.bis year. The largest k'creas;i was
1 c( nts for the countv school fund,
whde t ' , J ,Vi 1
lux increased one cent each.
estimated expenditures for the
coming year are placed at S.MO,S2t5.
T.i. while the estimaie i nropert" vji I: :.
turn reaches $25,000.0(10.
Assuming almost torrential propor-
v " ., ... --,.,, .i, ,.,! i lions in some seciions oi western
in ieS& umii u p ub 'i '?" ,,." ! North Carolina, heavy rains which
e. .vvas Placed. .this larges book napei-; ,javc M Wer llaywood county
one, made by Colonel J. W. Bowles f lrh" hecWarv buiWingVvdurinf th" "a.' several days have
...i.. i 1 ,. n1r n stalled and trie . necessary t''ln.K5 , -,,-. t ,, mr nnti.
to hou-e if and auxiliary tacinties 1 ".-,r . ' , r . r
, irishl. At the end of 14ii days aft- ; ' 'c "J general and commodities as
ier breaking ground, lhe paper si.me.bnghtcr t-oh.r signifying a mor
being turruHl out by the !ew machine, omising yu'lo. : .
I Three new structures v'cie erected: I-armers. who last week predicted
! t 1 ! l I : . .. . . r. i . : mi.r. llmti .ni 1,'ilf Vini'-i:f
at :ccent to ;ne existing' uuiwuigs. yt l """Y v
Tt,V v : 1-m'nnH ' ;ire.- of CC.SOO .for the season as a. result of the
s(Uar feet, affording. 'a u-al of 157,
7(K' square -feef of ...addluonal ' floor
space, with a total bu.:idj..ig volum,. of
c..-,tti,000 cubic feet. ,
when he was seven years old and an
invalid for several years of his boy
hood, during which time he employed
himself in making this quilt about
1844. The boy later recovered his
health and became a robust man.
When the war came on, he joined the
Fifth Kentucky cavalry, which was
later known as Morgan's raiders,
that terrified the Federals fo long in
Kentucky and Tennessee. Near the
close of the war, Colonel Bowles suc-
The papers of the South. 'have .been
wxl.ll lo the tomj.. ndot th. ngm J ,heir V
MS. ROANE DIES
1N BRYS0N CITY
Mrs. Marv t ewolKrT. fi;io
NOW nf RnKc. T?rt
;ate Senator, died at her home in
I'llitlier lhllrsrinw iffornivin at 4-5111
lock sfter an illness of two years.
Mrs. Roane was born in Franklin,
"aeon ennntw CU j,.n.k.n
pi the Rev. L. F. and Marv Trotter
Wet After her marriage she and
"-oUveUSBand iame to Swain iounty
Mis, R;ane was beloved by all who
her. She had a fine Christian
laracter and was known for her many
sood deens. She was active in the
of the Methodist church. '
ne is survived by me son, Sam
Itoanp nf nri.:.!.; 1 1 n
a p ui imu?r, iwo Dromers,
j?e ev. Eugene Siler, pastor of the
cnurcn at Maxton ana
of Lavonia, Ga.-
service was at the
bittieiMethodist church at 2 o'clock
Ba-Pc The Rev. L. B.
J Waynesville, presiding . el-
j Waynesville district of th
nodist Episcopal church, South,
i Fi "'ieu oy ttev. ti. u. tass,
Re-"i ' churcf. and the pastor, the
hipi " Pee,r- Mrs. J, S. Whisen
was m charge of the music.
"f',v;pal!bearers: were S.E. Var
loo't" VJVarner' W-M- Moore, E. T
Urv Lf,'" the Bryson City ceme-
Sam Mr- Roane - was sheriff of
county for eight vears, Mr. and
son cit e made their hom? n Bry-
the death of Morgan. Colonel
Bowles became a resident of Waynes
ville about 30 years ago and died
here. This quilt was entered by his
daughter, Miss Grace Bowles, who
now lives here.
A counterpane made by Mrs. Mary
Guthrie Minor from cotton grown on
her farm in Nelson county, Kentucky,
in 1822; a. quilt made by Mrs. Eliza
beth Lightfoot Payne, great grand
mother of Mrs. J. Harden Howell, in
1817; a quilt made in New England
from a wedding dress belonging to
great grandmother of the Rev. Han
nah J. Powell, of Sunburst; a Scotch
Paisley Shawl made in Scotland 200
years ago. '
These were some of the most inter
esting end noticeable of the many
fine exhibits. What was especially no
ticeable about them was the fact that
thev did not show age except in the
style. All of them are a most excel
lent state of preservation. The new,
or modern, quilts on exhibition were
beautiful and much admired by the
crowds that thronged the Bhow room.
The prize winners were announced
at 9 o'clock as soon a the ballots
could be counted. . The following won
Prettiest old quilt, first prize, Mrs,
H C. Crawford, Crabtree; second
second prize, Mrs. J, R. Boyd, Waynes
Prettiest new quilt, first prize, Mrs.
W. B. Matthews; second prize, Miss
Fannie Campbell, Dellwood.
Prettiest quilt top, first prize, Mrs.
W. C. Garrison; second prize, Mrs.
Edgar Miller, Waynesville, .
Prettiest silk quilt, Miss Louise
J.Beville, Waynesville; coverlets, .ur.
Mullis. waynesviue; (i.,.,
Mrs. R. N.Savber: pr?tties; sha-vl.
Afic Frfderi-ka Quinlin. Waynes
ville; pillow tons, Mr?, tl. N. narr.er.
spreads, old and new. oki. MissTJean
ette Phillips, new, Mrs. C. O. Logan.
The silver offering amounted '.to
Miss Elizabeth Quinlan won a pearl
necklace, donated by Young's Jewelry
Store, for th,, pretiest shawl. '"'.
Mrs. E. S. Harrold was chairman in
charge of the show and it was large
ly through her efforts that the show
was a success.
Colonel Askew at bet Falls of Neuso
quit supplying beautiful rag paper,
(Continued on page 3)
SCHOOL BOARD TO
OPERATE 7 BUSES
At the regular monthly session
!:-.. ight-, this week are openly ad
mitting that the recent showers have
'' ared their corn yield neae one-
Jhivd. : .':'..
Gardeiis throug'hoiit. Waynesville
fcnd Haywood county which were bear
ing the brunt of the Vlisastrous
drought hav... apparently taken a new
lease on lifv Already yields have
increased ffftfh'" these" earthly ripots
which aid K, JiaJly iiV supplying the
Irish potatoes, cabbage, beans, to
matoes and other commodities hava
been cilmatically inspired until today
they are showing increased signs of
lhe increase in tr.e- debt eivic?
fluid is due to the (:r. that the'O tS
('lie tln.s year . o.OOO.OO on the court
house Iwnds and a not,, of $1 0,(JO.(10
iven on ih,, purchise oi the Jones'
lot for additional court house ground.:,
and to also take care of a d'dict m
the fund and their collections have
v.iit come no t) the ft i nier budget re.
lhe one cent mcreiife on the stale
m hool tax is bocau -i' oi lower, valua-.
t:on. tho law being that a lew must be
I rva dp to equal f cents on the valua
Ition of lli;i0.
"' :T '"?"' lhe e.Mieral. pnov fund and buibl-
Faeing assault charges with intent j funds remain the same as last
to kill, four Pigeon township white ! year namely, general fund lli cents;
men and. twii Waynesville negroes , ;) fund r cents; inid the bull ling
are slated to appear before Mayor 'fund ,r, cents. Then were a good
J. IL Howell in city court here Mon-i many items in th.. budrel of these
Monday the county board of education 1 producing within a brief allotinent of
decided to run 17 buse; '.his year in - r.crma! season. '
tiansporting school children to four) Farm lands throughout Western
chool centers in the county. It is 0,th Carolina have been dampened
e?:pected that liiore tiian l.oOO chiidi en 'to the extent they can be properly
will be transported to the several cen- tiled. Some few sections Where
ters this school year.
crops were not "laid by" are today
The following are the bus drivers, rejoicing over the fact that lands can
the list being completed Monday: again be worked and completed for
For Clyde center, James Smith, Roy
Medford, C. T. Ferguson ; Fines Creek
center, Marion Green, Z. V. McElroy,
Harrison Davis; Bethel, J. E, Bur
nt tt, R. E. Cathey, J. A. Poston; Way
nesville, R. O. Allen, Clem Fitzgerald,
Hugh Moody. Lock Howell, li, A.
Davis, Wade Frazier, and Rock Hill,
The board fixed the maximum
wages of the bus drivers at ?30
month, varying according to
length of the run made each; day.
Dr. Abel Reported To
Be Improving After
According to reports reaching Way
nesville early Wednesday night, crops
in many of i-ht valley sections of this
portion of the state had been inun
drted by torrential rains, but little
damage was expected to result.
Prisoners Are Now
Occupying New Jail
day morning as a result ol a street
battle .staged in Waynesville a fort
night ago, according to citv ollicers.
The street brawl is alleged to have
occuied near midnight last Saturday,
v. t ck, dui ing which James and Leou
;re Scheflield. John Sentelle, were
painfully stabbed about neck, arms
and back. They were released from
the llaywood county hospital several !1(
days a'"'. Harrison Menson, another
member of tie quartet, is alleged t'i
have lull from the scene of battle
when trouble started, according to
Chester Love, negro, was struck
on the head with an automobile jack
and otherwise bruised to the extent
hinds that were re Iuk iI, but to' low
er the rates was impossible due to
:! n. 'its on account of rvon-navment
o( tux1; and adlihonal expenditures
on the grounds of the new court house,
it was said.
For instance, the ',f"ioe o.t ( ountv
Attc unlant. When he look ever the
ities of county treasurer in addition
i the duties lmpos-'d upon him bv
law lu salary was not raised, but
n maiiu.i at. jimiii a viai , e.xce;.u mat
be wan. given un ollicj cieik at a sal
aiv of If(i00 a year, Haking the total
-alarv for the oflice SL'100. For lil.iL'
1 !.';!,' the colli.) j1 -alaiy id the coun
ty accountant and dork has been
placed at $1850, notwithstanding the
that hospital attention was necessary, fAtt that this office is taking care of
it was learned. He was arrested ana
placed under $300 bond charged with
an assault with a deadly weapon with
intent to kill.
Ottis Cox, another' negro, faces the
same charge, police said Wednesday
While no definite information ,-ui-lounding
the .street battle could be
learned as The .Mountaineer went to
press, local police' announced that
warrants had been issued for the
Dr. J. F, Abel, prominent physician
of Waynesville, was reported to be
out of dangsr and resting some better
but still uncomfortable. late Wednes
day nisrht.- Dr. Abel and his grand
EcVard Hard, of EIyria,: Ohio wefe 0f
opening. There were seven
in an automobile wreck early Sunday : eountv nrisoners confined in the new
County prisoners were tansferred
Monday night from the old jail to
the new jail on the fifth floor of the 'street.
now court house.
CnrAe Evans has been named as
jailer and has al eady taken over his ipleted by the last of the week
duties in that capacity.
The city prisoners will also be kept
in the new jail, it was said, there be-
Final Touches Being
Made At Court House
At the regular meeting Monday, the
hoard; f county commis.siohers -.decided
.'to- let' a' 'contract, immediately for
Ih? completion of the court house
grounds, which include putting a coat
ing of topsoil over the grounds und
giving the grounds a iood mixture of
fertilizer. As soon as thP fertilizer
has had time to enrich th.? grounds,
grasps will be planted, it was said.
The commissioners also deci led to
extentJ the concrete driveway from tne
rear of thp builidintr on to M;.m
Workinen are now busy.ia-ving
the concrete for this street. It is
expected that this work will be eom-
the duties of county accountant, coun
ty treasurer, tax supervisor, and tne
collection of delinquent taxes, it was
lhe salary of V.i:- county attorney
a t vi l was r)00 This ha btm ie
ouce to $;t()0 for the new year, lhe
attorney lees in connection Willi toe
morning on the Dellwood toad
Dr. "Abel suffered 3 or 4 ribs broken
ana was bruised considerably. He
also ru!fered a blow on the head,
: ' Edward received a cut and a blow
on the head, but was reported to be
some what better. Both are confined
to their beds af the home of Dr. Abel,
fail. It is expected that quite a few
Federal prisoners now in A :lieville
will be transferred here at an early
date. . .
George McCracken Is
Reported Little Better
The Southern Bell Telephone Com
pany has had a construction crew at
vorx this week moving one guy line
that was anchored in the center of
the lower walk.
During thp" past weak hundreds of
people have visited the new bunding.
A large number of tourists have made
an inspection of the building,, and i al
most everyone rates it as one of the
moat beautiful buildings of its kind
in.. this section of the South.
Dr. Duckett Ioves To Clyde
Dr. Duckett, practicing physician
of Canton for the past year, has open
ed his office in Clyde at the Clyde Inn.
ur. Duckett has made many friends
wh:!e in Canton and is expected to
fill a need in Clyde as physician.
George McCracken, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Theadore McCracken, who has
been .seriously ill for the past week,
fuffsring a relapse after an illness
of feveral weeks, was reported late
Wednesday night to be a little improv
ed, and resting at that time.
PREACHERS TAKE NOTICE! NO
The Haywood County Pastors' As
sociation will not have a meeting in
August. This is to so state and to
announce our September meeting at
Long's Chapel, Lake Junaluska, Mon
day moning following the first Sunday.
By order of the Association.
FRED O. DRYMAN, Secretary.
i -t year were $l,8'i().00. On
'Hi tax sales certilcates that u re pan!
' r ledocmed. those lees corn" n.; k
!t lhe county in tM payment of cost
raid bv the pur laser of th l..i!
lts. 'I he salane - af th-j w.ar.l ! C'".ii:ly
. onimi'-'sioners will ne less, as the new
I biard will eonsist of only three niem-h;er-,
while the present board has five.
Jt is estimated that the hoard or
irisoners will be' about $1000 less this
vear on accunt of the state taking
i lie road pi isnners.
The increase in upkeep of the new
court hou.e and.- t-iounds- ne.-e-aiily
n- ;. the building fund.
The eftimnted annual budget for
the coming year, along with a coiiu
panson of expenditures of last year
are printed on another pa:'e in thiv
paper. The ongiral c" y c1 the bud
get i' now on hie ut-trin olbce of the
Register of Deeds at the court house
and is open for inspect ion by anj
apajer in tne coj"t., this s pi ic
'ordance with the law of the state. 1
The county officials have been work
ing on the new budget fir several
weeks, and those wording wit n them
stated that every precaution- was. tak
en to save Lie tax paver.', but the ad
jitional expense-, mstiitp of the re
duced .- appropriations,- called for an
n:creas2 of 18 cents.
Bov Scout Camp Is
Being Erected Here
Final plans are being made for 5
taking the local Bov Scouts on a
camping trip !uri!!!' to'1 ne r rew
weeks:: The bovs are building a camp !
not far from town, and arrangements .
have been made whereby the boys can !
work their way through the two- i
week's camp witnout cash.
More details will be published about 1
tho scout activities ;n next week's if- 1
sue of The Mountaineer. .
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