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WAYNESVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29. 1932
.xnCy is alive, e nd my pre
':. tw: Democrats "will .set an
Liming majority for ..the 'en-
Inborne, chairman of the state
otic pxeeutive committee, at a
!;. here Friday of all the chair-
d leaders vu m utmunmii.
f the Eleventh Cangressional
About U00 were present at
ting at which the keynote was
m and tv determination to put
t.ocrat i" every on u:e in ujc
state, and nation in tne io-election.
on of the twelve counties wire
-ted. and reports irom eacn 01
Inties tended to show that Or
ion of the party worKers 01
unty was under way, ana that
was their goal.
iieetine: was climaxed, after all
Umen had made their repoits,
art insmriwr talk by Oongress-
bulon Weaver. Mr. Weaver was
t that the Democrats would
s fall, but reminded the mset
t the Republicans were fight
d, although against odds. He
"after 12 years of Republican
this nation is not in distress,
dispair, and with facts be-
hem the people of this great
of ours ar not going to send
back to the White House."
In interview with The Moun-
after the meeting: Hon. Mr.
t sM, "the finest spirit of De-
was shown at this meeting
any I have been to in a long
It was a great meeting and
things will result from it." .
Wmborne, in his opening ad
the meeting, stressed the need
Deration among the Democrats
le benefits of cooperation of
nits of the party, the Young
democratic Clubs, the wom-
rk and the party leaders and
mocrats. lie was gratified at
gress being made in this dis-
the organizing of the Young
s Clubs under the direction of
I). Alley, of Waynesville, dis
continued. on page six)
4TED TO ViiN
utive 3Ieeting Of Elev
th District unairmaii
find Leaders nem
i n 1
ers Believe Democrats
11 Win "ver
helming Majority in
Loan Worker Says
Haywood County Is
In Good Condition
This County Was One Of
Few Counties In Country
To Pay Crop Loans
Named For Com
Year For County
PtaywDQd. county chapter of the
m Kpd . Lross hold a meeting
jr afternoon at 3o'clock, in the
list church, elected officers for
Jing year, and discussed ways
iailS of CHTrvintr rn" tVia volUf
the organization for the com
pter, miss Pearl Weaver, na
fepresentative was present and
' tne organization.
CClsion was mnrlo n.Viniif tli
of flour or cloth, the chap
iterring to have a larger rep
;ation of the chapter before de
riiether or not another order
if made for flour, or wheth-
Mor a shipment of cloth. The
as expressed and seemed to
.anmoval r.f Hi., m,;,,v;t
fIess the chapter can employ a
er, it i3 impractical to dis-
uier Hour or cloth for the
of (rami pn to .
followin? ofTlfPra uroro olantoA
5'ear beeinnin Otnhfn' 1 W
f chapter chairman; James
le-Vice chairman: T. T.. Green.
Jy-treasurer; James E. Massie,
f cbairman v .T M Mv.t
. vv,n, ucbii
civilian relipf- .T r. p0riir'
r.rld War veterans relief
r.cu 4"u appointed officerji
as the executive com-
8 tht meeting, a telegram was
""B mat Haywood county
l.X in the ro11 call for
has been placed "at seven
fain tK; , V
N th; L LIT nas somewhat
r-ous ; f 1llure ana relieved
aWi. 1 lnat was being
Stev n, "y 2e. continued dry.
for v ul"L'ai weather ob-
r l?y,'!esville recorded the
-"udu and temperature
S. S. Williams, field worker for the
Crop Production Loan office of the
eparimenr, oi(Agriculture, who makes
naj-ueovuie nis neaaquarters, was in
Waynesville Monday making prepa
rations to visit his teritorv which i
composed of nine counties of Western
xvi.t cttutina. me, vvuuams report
ed that Haywood County was one of
the few -counties last Vear that had
paid 100 percent of their loans. "This
fact,' he said, "shows that the farm
ers of this county are appreciative of
the loans and are also the hot to,.
. Mr. Williams stated that approxi
mately $5,000 was loaned to Ha
county farmers during the past year,
and that he expected to ?et that
amount back just as last year.
"Haywood countv fa
have to depend entirely upon their
crops for their living," ;Mr. Williams
said. "Most of the money paid on
loans are not from crops but from
other things, such as
and cattle." '
Mr. Williams was nilPstinneH no tn
whether or not there was any other
vuut.tj vvhii as rnucn aiversity in
farming as Haywood county has, and
i.iibl e uiu not tninK so.
"It is important," said Mr. Williams,
"that farmers who secured loam; this
year pay them promptly, as a record
is being kept of each farmer and
his payments and if some are incliru
ed to be slow it might result in fail
ing to get a similar loan approved
next year, if such is desired. There
are many after these loans and it is
important to keep the credit rating
up to par." '
iS. S. Williams, Field Inspector, will
be in County Agent's office at Way
nesville on Monday of next week to
receive payments on any crops that
are moving and to discuss the market
ing of other crops.
Faculty For Tuscola
Night School And Business
School Are Being Add
ed To Courses Of
5,000 Pamphlets Are
Donated To City By
Mr. Holt, Burlington
Mr. Erwin A. Holt, of Bur
lington, has had printed and
donated to Waynesville, 5,000
of the six-page pamphlets de
scribing the beauties of this
county. . Every board injg
house, hotel and business in
stitution should avail them
selves with copies of this pam
phlet and send one out in
every letter that goes outside
of this county.
Mr. Holt even went so far
as to prepay the express on
the pamphlets sent to us.
. The pamphlets may be se
cured from The Mountaineer,
or the Chamber of Commerce.
Now is the time to begin
advertising for next season
come on and get the pham
phlets and USE THEM.
William B. Ferguson, head of Tus
cola Academy, announced yesterday
that he had completed his faculty and
that he was most encouraged at the
prospects for a successful beginning
for the new junior college for Way
nesville and Haywood county, there
being at this time 20 students !'nroll
ed, and prospects for more at an tarly
During thp interview yesterday, Mr.
Ferguson said that two additional
features had been added to the acade
my, and will be operated in conjunc
tion with the college, these were Tus
cola Business School, giving business
courses, and Tuscola Night School,
which is expected to open next week.
The faculty, as announced, are Prof.
W. C. Allen, former superintendent
of the Haywood county schools and
city schools, both here and at Ca'hton,
will teach History and English.
James Ferguson, graduate of the
Naval Academy in 1924 will teach
Spanish mechanical drawing, physical
and chemical laboratory. Mr. Fergu
son spent four years in South Ameri
ca before coming back to take up this
new work. , .
C. F. Kirkpattrick, of the University
of North Carolina, and an instructor
in that institution for four years, will
teach chemistry and laboratory work.
Mr. Ferguson, head of the institu
tion, will teach math in all depart
ments, and will supervise the teach
ings of each member of the faculty.
The night school, Mr. Ferguson
said, will be operated mainly for
teachers and others that want to make
up back work. The night school will
be under tha direction of W. C. Allen.
All classes will be confined to 10
pupils to a class, Mr. Ferguson said.
"Our motive in operating this school
is to teach the students something
and not to go after record-breaking
5-Year Old Boy Shot
In Stomach Is Slowly
Improving At Hospital
James D. Ross, 5 year old son of
Mr. and Mrs. James D. Rosf, was
reported to be slowly improving Wed
nesday from a pistol bullet which
pierced his stomach Sunday morning.
The small boy picked up a loaded
..rV.inVi liia fnihpr had iust laid
on a table a few minutes before, and
began playing with it wnen ie urea.
He was immediately carried to the
Haywood County Hospital and was
treated by Dr. J. F. Abel. Several
of the intestines were separated, hos
pital attar-hes said. His chances for
recovery are favorable, unless com
plications set in.
New Field Friday;
. Play Sylva Eleven
Local Team Is Lightest In
. History, But Has Speed
This afternoon the Mountaineers
will taper off with a light workout
for their final prep inrtion for tne
Sylva game tomorrow which will be
played on the Mountaineers new battle
gtound, the field having recently -been
enclosed with a seven-foot board fence.
At the workout this afternoon special
attention will be given to drilling in
passing defense in an effort to stop
the invaders that showed great power
last Friday in their game with Canton,
at which time they held the Black
Bears 'to a 7 C siore. '
Tht; Sylva team is one of the heavi
est and most aggressive teams in the
western part of the state, and the
Mountaineers will have to play ex
ceptionally good ball to pus the game
in their win column. The visitors are
ut for revenge from their last year's
ThP Mountainetrs have been work
in hard under the direction of Couch
Weatherby, and those who have watch
ed the workouts state that this years
team is faster than the average high
school team, but lacks weight the team
average betting 148 pounds which i
the lightest in the history of the
school. Coach Weatherby will have
his warriors depend upon their speed
and deception i norder to hold the
Sylva eleven to a minimum score.
This year's team will present many
new faces in the lineup, with the ex
ception of a few old players who have
had to battle hard to clinch berths on
the team. Those likely to see action
Friday, provided Old Man Hard Luck
does not intervene arc:
L. E. Patton or Ross.
T. Murray of Ruff.
G. Brindle or Francis,
Greenwood or Poteat .
G. Garland or Siler.
T. Summerrow or Campbell.
BEING SOUGHT IN
County Man Is Mudered In
Big Ben Section Sunday
18th. Details Meager
Lawson Sutton, 35, who is being
sought by officers of Haywood, Bun
combe and Jawkson counties as well as
officers in Cocke County. Tennessee, is
charged with murdering Wiley Free
man, 40, on Sunday, September 18,
in th Big Ben section of this countv.
The exact location being at Ground
hog creek of that community.
Sheriff Lowe has made three trips
to that section to learn more about
thP details of the murder, but he
states that information is very scant
and that little has been learned con
cerning the actual muier. Sutton's
motive for killing Freeman has not
been yet determined.
A reward of $100 has been Dosted
with Sheriff Lowe for the person that
arrests and delivers to the sheriff the
alleged murderer. Officials of this
county havfi been working constantly
Three Community Fairs
Scheduled For Next Week;
Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Men Rated Among
Highest In State
Special Care of Poultry Nets
Growers Better Profit
Than Average, Is
A group of Haywood County poul
trymen were among the very highest
in thp state during July and Augusts in? on arrangements stated.
in profit made on their flocks. Those community fairs have always drawh
Beaverdam, Crabtree And
Waynesville Fairs To Be
With 'the final details being worked
out today, the four community fairs
of this county art nearing the date
of their reality, Thursday, Friday and
Saturday, October 6, 7 and 8th. The
fairs scheduled to be held on those
dates are Beaverdam, Crabtree and
Waynesville, respectively, on dates
above. The Bethel fair will be held
later, being scheduled for October 21.
The prospects for the fairs this
year are as good, or better than those
of precious years, one of thpse help-
on the case since they were notified kwpin rec?,1?" fcon th ocks 'n co- large crowds and with good weather
T..fte ei.;fl? t uuerauua wun trie cuuiuy aKfiit jhs
been made ami that he had nothing artm . f
SILT PUWiC Rt lllS
(Continued on page 6)
Joint Meeting Of
Democrats Will Be
Held Here Today
The Yong Democrat; of Waynes
ville and Lake Junalu?ka will hold a
joint meeting in the court house
Thursday evening at 7:30 for the pur
pose of organization. Clyde and Can
ton have perfected their clubs and it
is the purpose of the county chair
man to have clubs in each precinct.
This will be a meeting of all young
people between the age of 18 and 40
who are interested in the advancement
of the party within this county. All
arc urged to be present and take part
in the organization and selecting a
chairman, a secretary, and a treas
urer. At the time of this writing the
county officials are attempting to se
cure the service of Hall Johnson and
one of the State electors at large, to
make an address. Deck Bryant, Way-
nesville's famous negro tenor, and
, his quartet will be on hand to render
anotner one oi ineir irr.eresiin jjio
grams. A string band,' headed by
Hayes Alley, will also furnish music
durine the meeting. A crowd of 500
or more is expected by the Haywood
County Young Democrat officials.
was said, although not officially.
The rough country in which the
murder took place handicaps the offi
cers lrom scouring the community.
It is said that it is almost impossible
to get a buggy through certain parte
of that section, to say nothing of
driving a car there. Th location is
about 7 miles from Max Patch toward
Sutton is said to have three children
iving, his wife having died some years
ago. lie is said to not have had any
designated home of recent months,
but has been living in first one com
munity then another.
Meager reports were to the affect
that Mrs. Freeman and her child wore
eye witnesses to the shooting, this
was not oflicially stated however.
Series Of Meetings
On Care And Storage
Of Potatoes Is Set
Jas. L. Robinson, and If. It.
Niswongef Will Inform
Farmers Of Best
County Agent, Jas. L. Robinson and
H. R. Niswonger, state extension
vvoiKcr, have scheduled a series of
.meetings for Thursday and Friday
of this week at which time the proper
method j of handling and storing
Irish Potatoes will oe explained
On Thursday meetings will be held
U:.'i0 a. rn. Clyde school.
11:00 a. m. Canton Chamber
1:00 p. m. Cruso.
.'!:00 p. m. Bethel.
Fridty, September 30, as follows:
9:00 a, m. Rock Spring.
10:30 a. m. Fines Creek,
2:15 p. m. Waynesville at Vocational
4:00 p. m. Henry Francis Farm,
7:."0 p, m. Rock Hill school.
this is an important' work to po
tato growers, tmd it is desired by the
sponsors that a large number of farm
ers will take advantage fo the infor
mation that will be given at these
Henry.. Francis is now building a
modern apple and potato storage plant
of the latest modern improvements.
This building will be inspected on the
tour, it was said.
Grown By W. T. Shelton
W. T. Shelton brought to The Moun
taineer office a mangel-wurzel, which
is a stock beet, weighing 20 pounds.
The mangel-wurzel is now on display
at this office.
Mr. Shelton said that this plant will
grow in almost any 'section of the
county, but that most people planted
them too thick, they should, he said,
be planted about one foot apart.
potting on their flocks
During th, 02 days the average hen J
in ine record iiocks oi tne state lam
25.79 eggs, and those from the Hay
wood flocks laid 31.53 each a diffe
rence of nearly six eggs. During
July th,, Haywood flocks consumed
four tents of a pound more of mash
than the average for the state, while
for August the averages were exactly
the same for state and county for
both 'mash and grain. It is easy to
see that the same feed cost and a
larger production will show a smaller
cost per dozeiroggs or per bird. Three
out of the four Haywood men were
below the state figures on each of
these costs by about a cent a dozen
and a little more per bird, It seems
probable that the milder summer
climate hulps in this better production,
for Henderson and I'olk counties are
also above the state average.
Another interesting fact is that dur
ing these months the average price
per dozen eggs is better than in other
parts of the state. The average price
for the slate during July was 15.4
cents per dozen, while the Haywood
average was 19.2 cents. During Au
gust the figures are 20 cents and 21.4
cents per dozen respectively. This
shows this section IS hP four 'cents
above the general market at this
season. During these months Ashe
ville and Haywood County have u tour
ist trade that puts us on an importa
tion basis for Hirst class eggs. Proper
management of our noultry flocks in
Haywood wcld enable us to supply
most of tliHse eggs and receive the
better piicp the season always puys.
That this policy pays is shown by
the fact that these Haywood poultry
men netted 31.1 cents per bird in com
parison to the state average of 19. 1
cents. Sir more eggs and lour cents
per dozen more meant fifteen cents
per hen more.
One In Hospital And
Another In Jail As
Result Of A Cutting
Jack Moody, 18, is in the Haywood
County Hospital with the muscle of
his left arm severed twice and cuts
about the left side, and Clay Dona-
van, 17, in is jail awaiting a hearing
before a magistrate, the hearing hav
ing been temporarily , postponed by
Magistrate Frank Ferguson pending
developments in condition of Moody.
The cutting affair, Sheriff Lowe
stated, 'grew out of a rock fight which
envoi ved five or six other boys, all of
whom are out under a $300 bond each
Thfi affray took place at Dellwood
Moody was said to have bled pro-
fusely, and his condition was at first
considered serious. A report from the
Hospital Wednesday was to the affect
that he was getting along very nicely,
iShen'ff Lowe investigated the affair
and made the arrests early Sunday
Thomas F. Ratcliff Is
Expected Home Soon
Thomas F. Ratcliff, who is in the
Navy and stationed at Long Beach,
Cal., is expected home next month for
a thirty day furlough. iMr. Ratcliff
is the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. M.
Ratcliff. of this city. He graduated
from Waynesville high school in 1928
and in 1929 he finished the Naval
school and was then transferred to
the U. S. S. Sthtstoga, where he has
been for the past two years.
Burgin Brothers To
Give Away $33.00 In
In the advertising columns of The
Mountaineer this week, Burgin Bioth
ers are calling special attention to
the $33.00 worth of merchandise that
they are giving away Saturday after
noon at four o'clock. This is a climax
to a twenty-day sale which they have
For full information regarding this
v. Suable prize, the owners of Burgin
Brothers invite the public to visit their
store; which is located near the depot.
Beginning Saturday, Oct. the first,
the library will not be open in the
morning, but will cpen only in' the
Pastor's Association To
Meet At Lake Monday
Fred O. Dryman, secretary of the
Haywood Pastor's Association, an
nounced yesterday that this associa
tion will have their first fall session
at the Lake Junaluska Methodist
church on Monday morning, October
3rd, at 11 o'clock.
The program committee has ar
ranged a very special and helpful
program and the officials of the asso
ciation request that all members be
Dr. Albert New, rector of tho Way
nesville Episcopal church, is to be
the principal speaker. He will dis
cuss the Church Calendar. Mr. Drv-
man said, "most of us preachers do
our work in too much of a hit-and-i
miss fashion, so the hearing of Dr.
New will prove helpful to us."
in view a record breaking crowd is
expected to attend all fairs.
Features of different variation will
be of special entertainment and edu
cational value this year. The princi
pal feature of each fair are unique
and do not overlap in the different
communities. At Beaverdam, livc-at-honie
will be stressed with individual
booths for each farmer, -jiving
a space 5 feet by H feet in which
to display their best farm products.
'J his fair will be held at the consoli
dated elementary school.
At the 'Crabtree fair, which will be
held at Rock Springs school, a colt
fr-how will be the featured diversion.
Just how many entries will be made
is not known. A picnic will also bo
held at this fair, it was said.
Ihe Waynesville fair, which will
include exhibits from Allen's Creek,
Ratcliff Cove, Dellwood and Maggie,
will le held, at the high school here
with the displays being 'in the gym
and the vocational agriculture build
ing. At this fair the vocational boys
are competing among themselves and
also with those from out of Wayn'&i
ville as to the best exhibits. It Li.
expected that this bit of rivilary will
bring many exhibits to Waynesville
for the fair Saturday.
Those attending the Bethel fair will
not only be given an opportunity to
witness fine exhibits but the Usual
games and entertainintnt will be iv
en. La.st year a hog culling contest,
a cow calling comes t, a mul-driving
contest, basketball and baseball games
were among the fotaurcd numbers on
the entertainment program after the
fair closed. Somewhat the same pro
gram, it was said, will be carired out
this year. Of course, the picnic din
ner is perhaps the most important of
all of Hie entertainment, if picnics are'
- ..r cm sod as entertainment,
Each of the fairs will open at ap
proximately ID o'clock and cloiio about
i he middle of the alternoon. This
year iiieie will be no premium list,
wan in; exception of the Beaverdam
fair. It was tnought that a premium
list would perhaps be given there,
.although this was not definitely known
The displays will consist of canned
goods, fruits, vegetables and many
agricultural displays. Some live stock
will also be displayed.
The judging of the exhibits on dis
play at the lairs will be done by do
mestic science teachers of the county
and visiting county agents.
Ihe fact was biougnt out that, .ex
hibits will be gathered at Allen's
Creek school on Friday f rom that com
munity and brought to Waynesville
the next day and placed on display at
that time. .
'Ihe fairs are being sponsored by
-.jcs. rent organizations in each coni-
unity. Ai Beaverdam the school is
;-.pori.-i( r, wliiie at Crabtree a special
committee of citizens head the fair
(Continued cn page 6)
Is Sent To Jail When
He Refuses To Send
Children To School
Sid, Smith, of Cecil Township,
spent Saturday night and part of
Sunday in jail here because he re
fused to promise to send his chil
dren to school, after Justice of
Peace W. C. Medford, here Satur
day afternoon had fined him for
neglecting to fulfill this duty.
When Smith rerused to pay the
fipe and also failed to piomisP to
send his children to school, Magis
trate Medford sentenced him to
twenty-one days in jail. He even
refused to do that, and two officers
were called in and hP was carried
to the fifth floor of the jail where
he remained until Sunday after
noon when he was released when
he paid the court cost and gave
evidence that he was ready to obey
the law and send his children to
Other similar cases were also
,tried Saturday, but all paid the
fines promptly and promised to see
that the children were sent to