Has More Paid-In-Advance Subscribers In Haywood Counts Than All Weekly Newspapers Combined
WAYNESVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, 19.12
Co. Increases Force To 75
New Business Is
Cause Of Increase
In Force, Said
Plant Now Employing Almost As
Many Men As In 1926.
The Unagusta Manufacturing com
pany, of Hazelwood, one mile west of
Waynesville. announced Tuesday
morning that the number of working
hours at the plant have been increas
ed to 25 per cent within the past two!
The number of men who are work-;
ing eight hours a day for live and a
half days a week has been increased
to 75. The total number of workers (
.mployed when the plant is in fun
operation is 100.
Aaron Prevost, manager, said that
the plant has put m an increased
force in order to restock the ware
house rooms for the incr:ased business
that is expected with the beginning
of the new year and to fill orders
that have been coming for the past
two months. The shipping depart
ment has been busy tilling orders from
the stock already on hand, and the
output will have to be increased in
order to meet further demands.
As a result of the plans of the com
pany, a spirit of optimism prevails
among the employes of the plant.
Orders are coming in fairly well.
Mr. Prevost said. He stated that bus
iness in the furniture lin,. is decidedly
better than it has been in more than
two vears. He also stated that he
and his brother, Ralph, expect to at
tend the Chicago Furniture market
display, which begins January 3-when
a marked increase in orders is ex
pected. The New Yoik market opens
inrmdiately after c 1 hieago mark
ct.eiose, ami ':a: wii "ivo :in .sddi
.ional impetus to the lemr id 'for lie
styles of furnrt-rj ' the t''i. f
tcmpanv is turning out.
Mr. Prevost said, hn e-inn.-n-.y is
ru ting hi the liuiiki t six new pat
terns in bedroom suits that have
never beforp been on the market,
Two of these six patterns have just
been finished and their other four will
be completed in time for ship
ment to Chicago, about December 15.
These new suits, Mr. Prevost said,
will be the best goods ever put on
the market by his eompany.
The pulse of the market. Mr, Pre
vost stated, is decidedly better, and
better prices are surely coming.
To Stage A Trade
Festival Dec. 5th
vNext Monday night at 7:30 the
Canton Merchants ' Association will
inaugurate its first annual exposition
and trade festival at the Champion
Y. M. C. A. This event gives prom
ise of being the most successful effort
ever attempted on the part of Can
ton merchants, .
Between forty and fifty business
and professional men are now mem
bers of the Canton Merchants Asso
ciation which is about four months
,!d, and according to Paul Henry,
secretary of the organization, never
in his experience with retail trade
bodies has he worked with a more
enthusiastic .group of men than those
who have undertaken this event. It
is a concerted effort on the part of
merchants in all lines to stimulate
prudent buying at a time when prices
of commodities are at the lowest
niaiK in many jean, ..-
As is customary in special events
nf the kind an unioue method of at
tracting added business during the
trade week has been injected into the
vent and will be employed by par-
tiin:jt-ino merchants. ..
In order to nave a-.-wen . rouimeu next time Delore lie strikes maicne
progr..m i'or : the entire week .inter- on the window of the courthouse. Be
est in the event must 'be ' tarried . to .rause . j,c stiuck one match on a win-
the fullest extent and this will Do
done by novel entertainment features.
On Thursday afternoon, Dec. 8, pro
ceeding the auction a baby show will
be held in the gymnasium of the Y.
M. C. A. with prizes and gifts from
the merchants to winners. On Thurs
day night at 8 o'clock an old time
fiddlers convention will be held. Sub
stantial cash prizes will be given for
he best string ban -Is fiddle:. gu;tar
picker. ban;e picker an.l buck Jancei".
On Friday night the :'i tia -A Jocai
feature? will be rahei wK-n a l u' -.ic
wedding will ta'co .p!;ic-? in tiie f,u
oitorium. For this -"al event the
wedding . ring, the license and the
minister's fee will be presented to the
contracting couple and in addition
Wedding gifts will be presorted to
the bridge and groom by Canton
merchants. Interested parties should
make their intentions known to Paul
Henry, secretary of the Canton Mer
chants Association. 1
Many of those whose struggles nave
been the hardest during the past year
: have discovered things about them
selves and about the world that they
are glad to knot. Woman's Home
SUIT ENDS IN
Col. S. A. Jones And Daughter
Get Deed For Mineral Land
Valued at $100,000.
Colonel S. A. Jones, of Waynesville,
and his daughter, Mrs. Frank Smath
ers, of Miami, Fla., have received from
the Blossom Reality Co., of New York
deeds of conveyance for about 7,000
acres of mineral lands together with
gold bonds with a face value of $600,
000 and machinery and personal prop
erty, valued at $1011,000 following set
tlement of litigation which has been
in the courts for several years.
The lands and machinery are near
Willits, in Jackson county, and about
12 miles north of Ilayesvillo, in Clay
The deeds are throe in number. The
first one conveyes to Colonel Jones
gold bonds in the amount of $600,000
and machinery and other equipment
to the value of ? 100,000. ' The other
two deeds are made to Mrs. Laura
Jones Smathers, daughter of Colonel
Jones and wife of Judge Frank Nmath
ers, of Miami, Fla., and conveyed
nineral hinds in both Jacksun and Clay
Colonel Jones said that he is already
making plans fop a reorganization of
the National Abrasive company for
leasing of the mineral lands.
The conveniences are a result of a
compromise verdict and court decrees
signed by Judge K. Yates Webb in U.
S. district court for Western North
Carolina at his chambers in Asheville
on November 22.
The re-conveyance embraces prop
erty that Colonel Jones acquired about
30 years ago and takes in the lands
around and including Sugar Loaf
Mountain, near Willets, and extensive
boundaries in Clay county north of
Ha yesville, the county seat.
Have Mineral Deposits
Colonel Jones said that the lands
which have been transferred included
deposits of red garnet, corundum,
rhodolite, vermiculite, and other min
Various estimates have been made
as to the size and value of the miner
al wealth. Operations toward its de
velopment have been repeatedly ber
gun and halted for one reason or
another. The last attempt at develop
ment was made in 1!)22 when the Caro
lina Abrasive company, eompoo. d of
Colonel Jones and others in Waynes
ville and Asheville, leased tor a period
of '.Ml years, to the Blossom ' Realty
company, of Florida, and the Rhodo
lite company, of New York, the min
eral lands in Jackson and ('lay coun
ties. The two companies put. in ma
chinery and started actual mining P
erations. I. ligation Started
After a year or more, on account of
some disagreement as to payments and
royalties, the operations - ceased '.and
litigation, began.. The Blossom : 'Realty
eompany and the Rhodolite company
nro.npsod, as a compromise, to return
the property provided they be reim
bursed for their expenditures, amount
ing to $100,000. This 'compromise was
agreed to, but was later withdrawn
,-..1 a su it was instituted by the Blos
som Realty company and the Rhodo
lite company for the recovery of S100,T
(100, which they, said had been expend
ed for ' machinery and better equip
ment. Asheville Citizen.
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.nan r inea . r or iriHing.
Mateh On Courthouse AVindow
There is vne certain man in Hay-
woo;! (..ounty tnat will vninK twice trie
now. in tne muming ne is out ). .juuge
.Sink saw him strike ..the match and
immediately fined him ;$5. 00.
Judge Sink, intends to see that . the
building is kept in a respectable con
dition. Fire Department Extinguishes
Roof Fire At C. E. Ray's Home
Sparks falling on the roof of the
home of C. E. Ray's home on Main
street was promptly extinguished by
the local fire , department Tuesday
noon before the blaze did much dam
age other than burn a small hole in
Mrs. Ray and a daughter were at
home but did not know of the blaze
until the fire department arrived. A
motorist passing saw the blazs and
drove to the fire station and gave the
alarm before the occupants of the
house were aware of fire.
While the truck was at the Ray
home an alarm : was received from
Hazlewood. The department respond
ed and found that a house belonging
to J. M. Long and occupied by Theo.
Davis was ablaze, The damage . will
likely to exceed $1,000. Damage to the
Ray home Was considerably less.
ARE CUT $67,000
IN THIS COUNTY
Three Years Ago $297,596 Was
Spent; Last Year $2.?0,09S
For '31 -'32.
Raleigh, Nov. 20. Haywood coun
ty has reduced the current expense
item of its school expenditures $07,
408 in the past three years, or from
$297.5 for the school vear 1928-29
to $230,098 budgeted for the 1931-32,
according to figures compiled in the
office of the Superintendent of public
cost of operation of schools
in this county has been reduced from
$457,309 in 1928-20 to $314,075 in
1931-32, a reduction of $143,324.
This total cost is divided into cur
lent expense, the reduction in which
is shown above; capital outlay, which
is the erection of new buildings and
permanent improvements. reduced
from $39,413 for 1928-29 to $o490
f o - 1931-32, and debt service, pay
ment id' interest anil retiring bonds,
whirri was S120.3SS in 198-29. iis
!-imlo:irr,l uitli S77.JK6 for 1 93 1 -.T,' I
For the State as a "whole the total
expenses reached the peak of $50.
155 928 in 1928-29, which figure has
been cut to a budgeted $32,403,074
for .1931-32, a reduction $1 7,6X2,'.K)8,
i.r 35 per cent in the period of three
years. The current expense item,
which includes teachers' salaries and
salaries of school ollicials, has been
reduced I mm $31,959,830 to $21,887.
1 !", in the same period, a decrease
of $7,072,034. on 22' per cent.
Since the State has reached the peak
oi st hnod building const met ion and
h s. a fairly well., rounded program,
the capital outlay item has been re
rrducod from $9,230,299 four year.
:g to $1,380,120 last year, a re
duction of $7,855,579 or 85 per cent.
Debt service is .ilso gradually less
ening, the cost. of $8,959,853 four
vears ago having been reduced to
$0,195,157 last year, a drop of $2,
701. 095. or 31 per cent.
While these reductions of more
than one-third of the annual cost of
the schools were being made in three
vears, the teachers of the State have
been reduced in number by 215,
tauirht 14 V, davs lontrer in the aver-
I age term and' taught 47,420 more
.'children in daily average attendance,
in 1930-31, as compared with two
years before. While in 1931-32 tig
urcs are not complete, it is' certain
that the enrollment and average at
tendance', have again increased, thus
heavily increasing the work of. the
teachers and at lower teaching cost.
Baptist Serve 65
On last Thursday morning approxi
mately 65 people that would perhaps
h .o in cm without ;i nourishing dinner
were served to a generous meal by
the ladies of the First Hapfi-t Church
following a Thanksgiving service es
pecially for the needy led by Rev. II.
The church sent out invitations to
those in dire circumstances, and pro
ided.fef t hem a liuuntiful- meal. About
15 .'dinners we re .'sent to the homes of
1 1,,,... . ..,!,!,. In -it tend
A careful investigation was
in ad o !
before the invitat ions were sent out .
and oriiv those in the worst of ciicuni
stances were invited.
Modern State Constitution
Likely To Be Drafted At
Next General Assembly
RALKIGH, Modernization of North
Carolina's organic law. by writing
into it many things that are now
statutory anil removing from it many
things ..'that are constitutional . was
recommended recently by the Consti
tutional commission in its report to
Governor. Gardner, for submission to
the 19.TJ General Assembly.
The nmst important changes sug
gested were those relating to the or-
jganization and government of-coun-j
ties, cities and towns by statutory in
stead of organic law; strengthening
Ithe power of the governor by giving
him the veto privilege and writing tne
executive budget into the constitution;
broadening the authority of the gene
ral assembly, and writing into organic
law provisions for limiting the incur
ring of public debt.
Governor Gardner, in a statement
recently, said a preliminary examina
tion of the report "creates the impres
sion on my mind that the commission
has done a thorough piece of work."
"Ours is one of the few Southern
states that has not completely reviseq
its constitution set up in the recon
struction period," he said.
The governor declared the report
followed "the best line of modern
thought with respect to state consti
tution. Comprehensive Report
He said it undertook "to present
an adequate and compresensive state
ment of fundamental principles and
at the same time leaving a broad scope
Kev. Wade Johnson
Who was recently named as pastor
of the First .Methodist Church ol this
city. Rev. Mr. Johnson and family
moved here from Salisbury-Spencer,
where he was pastor of the Central
hurch Rev. and Mis. Juhnson ami
... . i .
two . daughters have moved mio wio
new parsonage recently constructed
by the local church.
Kev. W. 0. Cioode Is
Sent To Central
("lunch In kings Ml
Rev. W. (I. Coodi'. . mrr pastor ol
the First Methodist vlmrch here, has
assumed his duties as pa-tor of tin
First Methodist church in King'
Mountain, which 'is. in. liis native-conn
According to a news article in -the
Kings Mountain Herald, a welcome
o.,,-. ;,.,, ,. I,, ,1.1 (',, 1,'e.v Mr diode
on the first Sunday night after his
arrival at his new pastorate. All the
churches ol the town cave way then
services to join in with the Kings
Mountain Methodist in welcoming th
newly appointed pastor.
Kev Mr, ioode was pastor of the
Methoilist church here for two years,
RED CROSS DRIVE
NETS $150 HERE
Drive Will Be Continued For
Another Week In Effort To
J. K. Massie, chairman of the Red
Cross chapter reported that t h rough
the consistent efforts of his assistants
that the drive for members in the
Waynesville. district, was by far above
what had been expected. To date
$150 ha- been received at local head
quarters. Mr. Massie stated that he .wished
to thank each and every person that
joined the nat ion-wide urganizal inn,
and also epi e-seu iippreciat ion t o t he
woi kois w ho assisted him in '-,' pul.t i'ng
the (irive over.
Tho-e assist ifig Mi
work includinl : ( Ivde
J. R, Morgan. Miss
Ray, Jr.. Mrs.
Mrs. Carolyn Hyatt, Mrs. C. M. lliius,
Mr-', I.. Mavis, llazehVooil, Iavid
Felmet, Fast Wayie'sville, Miss .Min
nie Willis, Lake Jiinalu-ka, and Frank
Fergusi.n. .Ir., had charge of the - u p n I
(list t ic! -.
. A not her . week : 'Will be devoted to
making the filial drive,', a- there yet
remains some, who want to Ix'come
members in ;h'.- organization.
of authority to that branch of the .slate
government that i inn: t directly' lep
resentat.ive of the-people' t he general
a--ombly to meet the: problems pre
sented by- changing conditions. "
The. corn-mission, . whii'h was apiioint
ed in l!)i:i with '( Thic'f Justice W.. I'.
Stacy, of the stater supreme court, as
chairman arid eight other members,
submitted a complete revi ed consti
tution for consideration.
It ..included .12 compact .. articles
wfoirh . nnlik-i' f he ririranir l:iw adont-
ed in iWJ and amended from time to
time, leaves out many governmental
functions which the commission, in its
letter of transmittal, said were "only
legislative" and not "basic in charac
"Stability is to be desired in a con
stitution, and the restrictions on the
legislative power should be limited to
the fundamentals of government,
otherwise changed conditions may not
be met without amendments to the
organic law," said the letter.
Transferring from organic to sat
utory law the organization and gov
ernment of counties, cities and towns,
the proposed constitution would au
thorize the general assembly to enact
statutes for local government.
Optional plans may be provided.
The proposal, if adopted, would wipe
from the states organic law the local
office of sheriff, coroner, clerk of court
county commissioner?, justice of peace,
(Continued on page 7)
Rose Case Likely
To Be Tried On
Friday Says Queen
COL. ROBINS WAS
HERE BEFORE GO
ING TO BALSAM
Stopped Here And Made Inquiry
As To Whore Suitable
Resting Place Was
As ;l rt'sllll nt" 't iiriv ,ij-tirli ni-int -
- " 1 r ,
ed in The Mountaineer last week which
taled that it was uncertain whetluo-
Colonel Raymond Robins hail ever
vitii'd Waynesville or not brought in
a response from T. H. Calhoun, of this
rily, who says that he was the Wan
who directed Colonel Robins to Ral
silm. Mr. Calhoun states that lie was
standing near the bus 'slat ion w hen a
man in overalls and a cap approached
him and inouired as to where he rouM
find a camp. Mr. C'allmiin seeing tha;
man i,u no," look lik,. a lunoi r
a brrause his complex ton pale
and his hands indi.-ated that lie had
never done any outside work, took him
to po-sibly be a cook for some logging
camp ami. told, him that there were
no camps in operation in the county.
Whereupon. ( 'oloiiel Robins stated Out
he wanted a 'place where he could rest,
be (uiot and take walks info the nroiin
tatns. After explaining what type id' place
he wished to locate,' Col. Robins got
off in a conversation about world af
fairs and finally talked of minerals.
Throughout his conversation, Mr. Cal
houn said, the. dry-crusader impressed
him with the education he had, but
Ui,kl Viiii .wliwnl I,,., nn.l l,,l line di.l nl
roughest of clothes.
Mr. Calhoun said he suggested that
Col. Robins go to Halsam, as it was
()uiet and high up there and he thought
that was an ideal place for the man
to fulfill his wants. Col. Robtns " f
ed hint, anil thev both walked into the
bus station t inquire about a ticket
to lialsam. The stranger bought hi,
ticket, but as he had several hours to
wait for the bus he wandered down the
2 o'clock, M r,
out of C. 10.
Store and go
in t he al'l.eriionii, jibout
Calhoun saw him come
lay's Sons Department
to the bus station.
was learned later that be did board
immediately and go mi to Ral nm. lie
cheeked in at a hoarding I'.ou: e a :;luu t
time, after leaving Waynesville,
. I le' man i e f e r red to . in the news
article last u-eek in this paper wiis
not Col. Robins. Mr. Calhoun said he
saw- t he man nieiit ioni'il last week who
preached several times in front of the
First National Rank and that -there'
-enihlatire between tin
Reports jiOreivoil bei o al -o date t ii ti
Col. Robin., spent some lime at Mi I
ford Farm' on Highway No. o. I,
nave his home add res;-, as ilarb:n. Ky.
It was learned that he o f ten t ook I lie
bus :inl left the Meilford, 1'arin for a
day or ( wo and. would ret unC unex
pruteilly, .but gave no ii.it?iniatjon a.
.o-where he hail been .o!- when h'' Would
return w ken be left on these trips .
Col, Robins was. carried to bis wili
er livinie in. I'l'ooksv.ilb', Fla., la.-t week
f rom an Asheville I In pita I . where he
had beeii since his discovery at Whit
t ier about' two week.. ::.
Allison Fnterlains All
Of County Ollicials
board . of
H. . Aii .-oa, in.- nil-i .
i mint y eonnurs'sionor
of oflice De.ember. oLii. ;-n-his
associates on the , .boatil
and of her
nienibe.is of the eouiiiV gov.--
erninenl with a dinner last: .Monday
at his home about one milo from town.
It was. the occasion tif the hist regular
session of the board before the change
of administration two weeks hence,
and Mr. Allison's hospitality was much
enjoyed by those present.
Attending the dinner and the social
event following were: R. T. Ii;oyd,
chairman of the biiard, George C.
Haynes, P. V. Massey, and W. H. Hen
derson, members of the board with Mr.
Allison, W. H. McCracken, register) of
deeds, W. G. Uyers, clerk of the court,
J. A. Lowe, sheriff, W. H. Noland,
auditor arid treasurer, and Sam Queen
and David Turner.
After the dinner, Mr. Allison took
his guests over his farm showing them
his modern dairy, his cattle, and other
things of interest.
AFTER DEPRESS! OS U7TT?
We must write off the past 18 years.
We must rub our eyes, wake up after
the carouse, take something for our
headache, and resume normal life
under normal conditions.--American
COBLE CASE TO
BE HEARD ABOUT
FIRST OF WEEK
David Clark To Re Tried For
Murder On Wednesday Of
MAW MINOR CASES
Courtroom Is Crowded Almost
To Capacity For Criminal
Solicitor John M. (Juoon old
he Mountaineer shortly after
ourt convened Wednesday after.
oon thai ho opocf,r t- , '! ho
harlio Rose case somotimo Fr;-
lay and would ask for the life of
oso, 17 vcar-old noirro who is
hiirgod with attacking a 5 yoar
Id while child at a local sum
mer hotel here late in the sum
mer. . A true bill against Rose
J was returned by the grand jury
The Rose case is expected to
be one of the outstanding cases
hat will be heard in the present
term of criminal court which is
ibeing presided over by Judge II,
I Two other murder cases are
expected to be tried during the
Dresent term of court. Solicitor
Queen said. The David Clark
,case is Ket for next Wednesday.
.Clark will be tried for manslau-
ghter. He IS charged with the
death of Hrooms who was said
'io have hcen strlIck by a Car.
. . , ... . . . J
driven by ( lark last summer,
Rrooms died a few days later,
The accident occured near Clyde.
f ..hn f'olilo will ho irot for his
life. Solicitor Queen slated. First
degree murder will be asked by
the state. This case will likoly
bo called early next week.-Coble
is charged with shooting .bis
wife, -Moll Nichols, while she was
al 1 ho -home of a neighbor.
The remainder of the court r ilenilar
is composed of many small cases of
little importance. The. three murder
cases will be (he "high lights" of the
'The court records show Hie
I'at lei sviti, l erkles.
J'-atterson, A. 1 1. . W.
is n II
! ice, (
I). U ., di- in. i i.
'ei ion lee-,
ence Smith, dis-
( arl Smith am
tuibing, religious wor:
lloivard Shiitii, C.
l.urv lilythe :aii:l Kil
hip, not iruiity.
, W.. dismissed.
t.oe, ! ,V A.
dismissed a- to
ibaiidotHiieiit . ifisini :
missed. . '
. di iving auto drunk, di -
.lohn:Drake, operating slot niaihine,
.( .'ailed "-and -'failed-, instant er Capias is--ued.
Htf Joliii.-on end Andy Johnson,
WeaVi r l-'rice,- .driving' auto drunk,
Rut a i R.
R. K. 1 1 all, 1-
('-, C. W., dismi-se
K.) I.Iail., F.
it A. (iis
& A., di.-niis-e i.
Paul Curtis, V .P.
and ,'imtinued. . ;;
. . Albert Ferguson, slander, dismissed.
Fied . .McCracken, : assault, alia- ;
capias and continued.
Willie Walker, larceny, alias an I
Harry Rotha, Jr.. abandonment, dis
( Continued on page 2)
The following are official readings
of the government instruments, as
recorded bv S. H. Stevenson, official
weather observer .for .'Waynesville:
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