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WAYNESVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA
THIKSDAY, DKCEMBER 15, 1932
Stores Are Decorated More Than
Last Year. Bigger Stocks
Are Being Shown
iWaynesville has taken on the Christ
mas Spirit and indications are that a
merry Christmas will be enjoyed by
the citizens, of this city this year, that
is if advance predictions come true.
The merchants and business houses
this year have already gone beyond
that of last year, in decorating their
stores and windows. More merchan
dise is on display and better selections
in Christmas goods are being offered
to the public.
It was noticeable the first of this
week that the merchants here were
preparing for a bigger and better
Christmas business than last year. The
windows and interior decorations of
the stores show that more time and
thought has been given this year to
get before the public their Christmas
Reports are that many people are
making their Christmas purchases
earlier this year than last, although
a large percent will wait until this
week-end and next week to complete
their Christmas shopping.
A general survey of the stores re
vealing that the majority of the gift
suggestions on display are practical
ones, and few useless articles are be
ing shown. Several of the stores are
showing new lines' xiT toys and gifts
for children. Moth modern and me
chanical toys are shown in great num
bers. One feature of the merchandise in
the local stores -is. that, new low 1SM2
prices prevail throughout.
License Tags Will
Be Sold Here From
Sheriffs Of f ice
J. C. Patrick Named Sales Mana
ger For County. None To Be
Sold Anywhere Else In
J. C. Patrick, well known through-;
out the county, received word yester
day from Raleigh that he had been
appointed sales representative for the
Carolina Motor Club and will handle
state license tags here this year in
stead of in Canton as heretofore.
The tags will be sold from the
sheriff's office on the iftrst floor of the
courthouse and may be secured at any
time and can be put on cars and trucks
beginning with today, iMr. Patrick said.
Mr. Patrick has been working
through the Motor Club and local
bank officials for sometime to estab
lish the license bureau here. The
state requires that wily banks of the
highest rating be named as state de
positories. The First National Bank
here was immediately accepted.
This Paper Is
Year This Week
The Mountaineer has enter
ed into its forty-sixth year of
service to the public of Hay
wood County.. Last wee k
marked the first issue of the
forty-sixth year for this paper
that has continually stood
out as a news and advertising
medium of this section, and
also played an important part
in molding public sentiment.
It is the policy of the pres
ent publishers to carry on this
policy in the years to come,
und to riiake this paper a credit
to the city and county in which
it is published.
There are some subscrib
ers that have been taking the
paper since it was started, and
others for a long period of
years. Some have only been
taking it for a few years,
while others have moved into
the community recently and
have already subscribed. It
is our desire that we will never
disappoint any reader, but
give them a better paper than
the average weekly.
C. C. MEDFORD, 40,
BURIED AT CLYDE
ON LAST SUNDAY
Young Business Man Of Clyde
Passes Away After Attack
C. C. Medford, -10, one of the coun
ty's most beloved young business men
was buried at Pleasant Hill cemetery
at Clyde Sunday afternoon, with Rev.
iR. P. McCracken and Rev. r . O. Dry
iman in charge of the services. One
,!f tUn Ui-.riict .1.. .if... i! .itt.,,,.
a funeral in Clyde was present to pay
their last tribute to a man that had
fitted himself into the life of the com
munity until his influence was felt by
all. ' . '
LMr. Medford died of pneumonia
Friday night after being ill for only
nine days at his home in Clyde. He
is survived by his wife, who before
her marriage was Miss Ruth Weaver,
and two daughters, one 3 years old
and one 18 months.
Besides his wife and children, Mr.
Medford has one half brother, Hubert
Medford, of Wyoming, and two sisters,
Mrs. C. P. Clark, of Clyde, and Mrs.
Molly Hull, of PitUsburg. Mr. Hubert
Medford is on his way home now, it
was said, it being impossible for him
to reach here in time for the funeral.
Mrs. Hull was also unable to attend.
The deceased was a partner in the
business lirm of Kdwin Fine her and
company. He had worked for this
firm for ten years before becoming a
partner in the business some ten years
tMr. Medford took an active part in
community 'affairs and especially was
he loyal to the Baptist church to which
he belonged. For a number of years
he had served as secretary and treas
urer of the church and on the Sunday
prior to hjs death he was reelected to
that office, He was also a deacon of
the Clyde church.
He was a member, of the Masonic
Order and a Shriniier.
The deceased was born and reared
in Clyde Township.
Those knowing Mr, Medford stated
that his death was a shocking blow to
the entire community,
Active pallbearers were: T. 11. Rog
ers, Glenn "'Brown, Hurst Justice, T.
S. jlensley and Edwin Fincher..
It was stated that no material
changes would be made in the busi
ness firm of Edwin Fincher and Com
pany because of Mr. Medford's death,
Local Woman Wins
$25,000 Damage Suit
In Virginia Court
Mrs. Silver, Formerly Of This
City, Was injured On Street
Car In Newport News
Mrs. Mary M. Silver, who before
her marriage, was Miss Mary Davis,
of Waynesville, last Saturday received
in the Lynchburg, Va., U. S. District
Court a verdict of $25,000 against the;
Virginia Public .Service corporation
on account of injuries she received
on June 2(), Itl.'il, while a passenger on
a street car of the defendant company
in -'Newport' News, Va. Motion 'was
made by the defendant, c 0111 pa n y
through its counsel to set '. aside the
veulict as being excessive and for aK
leged errors. The motion was con
tinued for-hearing at. some future
Mrs. Silver alleged that in prepar
ing to alight from a Mrcet car of the
j defendant company in Newport 'Ne ws..
on .the uaie siaien in mo allegation,
and as she was healing the stre-t cjr
door the car suddenly, started forward
as she was stepping from, tin.- n-a 1
part of the tar - to'. the vestibule '-'ai id
she 'was". -pitched-' forward vio--iiy
against the mechanism of the )': -ul
part, jof the car and' received )ii-:;ni-
nont injuries. The jury wa .out aim;,:,
25 ..minutes before returning.; '.the -ve -diet.
Action was brought against th..- de
fendant -company by Barksdale .and
Abbot, of Lynchburg, Junes and Ward,
of Asheville, and Morgan, Siamoy. and
-. a. ! of Waynesville. - Of counsel for
Mrs. Silver. J. R. Morgan, of Waynes
ville, wiis the only member of coun
sel who went, to Virginia, and,, with
Barksdale and. Abbot, of Lynchburg,
was in charge, of the case before the
jury. Mrs. Silver , was the . principal
witness for, the plaintiff, and Mr.
Morgan made the principal - speech to
Mrs. Silver is a daughter of Mrs.
Toonie Davis, of Waynesville, but now
a resident of Dayton, Tenn., where
her husband; M. Silver, u practicing
law. She and her husband were liv
ing in Newport News , at the time of
the accident,, but during her continued
illnes-? since that One she has been
at the home of her mother he.' e.
When the time comes fo:- the hear
in c to set aside the. verdict on account
of its being excessive and on account j
of error?, as stated by the defendant's
counsel, Mr. Morgan expects to attend
and make the argument for the plain
Wood can be sliced into paper-thin
sheets ready 'or printing with type
engravings under a new process.
An Apology To Mr.
Verge McClure For
Leaving Out Name
In some way the vote of Verge
Med u re, candidate for Corporation
Commissioner, was not included in
the tabulation published in The
Mountaineer after the election. This
paper did no; publish the vote of
any state office except that of gov
ernor, therefore Mr. McClure's vote
was left out. It was not the pur
pose of the publishers to leave Mr.
McClure's wte out and it was not
This matter was called to our
attention this week and we are glad
in this case, as in all cases, to cor
rect anything that we do by mis
take. The vote, as recorded at the office
of the Clerk of Superior Court gives
Mr. McClure 3001 votes and the
Democratic candidate, Stanley Win
MEETING IS HELD
J5 Members From Eight Clubs
Were Present At Enthusias
tic Meeting Last Friday
With 15 representatives f lorn eight
communities present, the quarterly
meeting of the Council. 'of Rotary clubs
of Western North Carolina was held
Friday night in tin- dining room of
the Methodist church here. The ban
quet was served by ladies of the
Eight addresses were delivered, all
stressing the need of closer .Co-operation
among the communities -of. West
ern North Carolina. The speakers
were: Nelson Jackson, of Tryon; 11.
T. Hunter, president of Western Caro
lina Teachers' college, Cullowlioe;
Joseph J. Stone, of Andrews; A. V.
Edwards, of Hehdersonvillo; Jason
Deyton, of Spruce Pine, Cuy Huuk, of
Franklin; H. 1). Bunn, of Waynesville;
who delivered the address of welcome;
and F. Roger Miller, of Asheville. W.
D. Smith, president of the local club,
presided at the opening of the meet
ing. Robert F. Phillips, of Asheville.
president of the council, presided and
introduced the speakers. The clubs
represented at the meeting were: Hen
dersimville, Tryon, Spruce Pine, An
drews, Franklin, Sylva, Waynesville
Nelson Jackson, cotton manufac
turer of Tryon, pointed out that with
. n the past few years leaders in
all lines of industry wine looking to
small communities for a site for. t heir'
industries, and were getting away
(Continued on page d)
Business In Clyde
Is Improving Since
Tobacco Mart Opens
"I!usine-R is picking up ill Clyde.''
said Edwin Fincher, one of the leail
i"g merchants in the lower part of
th county. .
"Since the 'tobacco market 'opened
'the t aimers are paying their hills and
buying quite a bit. of merchandise.
Thcre'sa lot of improvement in bu
ir:;'..-.; oyer throe weeks ago,'' he con-
. The .general trend Of the' farmer'1,
it. was found from Mr, Fincher. is thill-fh-'-y
are anxious to get oil o debt
nd are paving... the obiiga'iojis tiivl
aiid then spending th" re- :a'!o; -r for
r, ('(---:: i( -. but they arc ' get ting ; out
oT de-bt iir. :. i: way t i , -I out.
PoMce.iWarn - Against
0-! 'a'dwell. chiv-f -t-e
1 M'-'erday 1 ha?
:ng ..fireworks' on M
if nolie . ;.n-i
ali ; t--ro;i's I
ain sti'et or j-
V't'n rill feet, of 'his
re.-t -fir any
niriiii !. horotight ; re, or
anv building .w'u.dd he fined
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Mountaineer are makip,!? a special offer of one dollar a
year for this paper. The regular price of two dollars will
be resumed after a short time. This special offer will not
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In making; this offer the publishers will in no way
give their readers less; for their money, but every effort
will be made to improve the paper each w eek.
Many have taken advantage of this offer. Others
should come in at once and save a dollar before the offer
expires. Why nor give a Subscription to this paper as a
Christmas present? What more appropriate gift can you
WINNER OF GIRLS'
CUP THIS YEAR
Local School Represented
.Miss Xorine Lowe Wins
Contest At Mars Hill
Miss Norine Lowe, of Waynesville
high .-chool, was awarded first place
in the girls' division, and Graham
Ponder, of Flat Creek high school.
Buncombe county, was awarded first
place in the boys' division at the con
clusion today of the seventh annual
Western North Carolina Headers'
and Declainiers' contest held at Mars
Much interest was manifested in the
contest this year with representatives
being sent from M2 schools in the
western part of the State. In the
eonte-t last year 2S schools partici
pated. Professor K. M. Lee. of Mars
Hill college, who was in charge of the
contests, expressed the. opinion that
it was one of the best contests in the
hi -tc-'.v of the tourney.
Miss Lowe gave, as her reading, the
t- n it scene fioni the "Merchant of
Venice." Hy virtue of Miss I. owe
victory, Waynesville high will gam
permanent possession of the girl's
trophy. As a vepres. ntative of Wny-
'i 'svill,. high school. Miss Evelyn
Morgan, was awarde I first place in
the Kiadors' contest last year. Miss
Morg:m is now
Hill college. W
indent at Mars
-villt' won per.
the boys' cup
las- year when it
i c. u '. eonseciit ie
1 -tative if til t
' e t was won year
as won for the
l'.c by. a rep
hool. The nui-
i fore last by a
In . (her. of Miss liowe. Robert Lowe,
Th,. Ki.-il Rotary Club sponsored
.lit- contest for the high school
hero. The club provided means for
transportation to ami from Mars
Citizens Are Urged;
To Decorate Trees
In Yard For Contest
Woman's (Tub Sponsors Christ
man Tree Contest And
.Also Community Tree.
Final preparations are being made
by the Woman's Club for their annual
c'lumini y Christmas tree which will
be held on the lawn of the court house
sometime next week. Announcement
as to date will lie made later,
The public is invited to attend the
Chiistmas tree event, at which lime
carols will be ,-ung. a.-, ha; been the
eiltoin for a number of year.
The Woman's Club is aiso spon
soring this year a .-oiitest in Ibe city
in which all citiz -lis -who b.i' e trees
;n their -yards are invited to paiti-
i-ipate. 1 lie purpose oi ine co-nesi . .
to get a many a- will to 1 . orate
living iic's in the yards ami burn
lights in the trees 'during the ( hrist
m ii; holidays .and especially on Cliri d
nias .- v,, and ('hiivtma; night.
Those in charge if. this annual fea-
ii re .which- will spre.-ul the sin i'. 'l
Clui'tma;; in lb;- i-'-nriiiiiii' v a I . -
v, iiibl 'ne g'V"
n o tin
do not '(
! .i res ir-:
. lu par
urged ; o
the e' Hi..
Sheriff Lowe Takes
m n i w f WLi' 4 f
3 ?. Ln'iaSl: E ft L
Sheriff .1. A. I.o-we delivered the
prisoners who were sentenced to the
State I'ri.-o.i in lial.-igii ' : Jig the
Xoveiiibef term if Crinmiiiial court
here din itlg t he I'.c-t 1 wo week.f. The
pri-ol-.e: s Were de!ivelel . on la t
.( :)iai lie lto-;e, 17-year o'd. negro' who
was. sentenced l -to p). year-; will go
on trial in I'l-bi'uary , for .the ' in ur.de r
of Will Ray, dep it v sheriff, '..who wa"
shot during a gnu battle when a p'osse
of which raw;is a nieiiiber, was try
ing to arrest Rose..
Soco Gap Road Survey
Is Approved By High
way Official Wednesday
REPORT OF WORK
Club Hoys Crew Crops
The annual statistical report of the
county agent of this county has just
been mailed to Raleigh. This report
summarizes the wwrk done from lo
cember 1, ll:il to .November .'III, I'.I.'IL'
by County Agent Jus. 1,. liobinson.
Some of the more important facts
shown in this report are as follows.
Three hundred and thirty-eight 1-11
Club boys grew crops of livestock.
Of these 7(i have been in the club three
years, 110 two years, and ll!S won1
fust year boys. Twenty-four were not
checked as to year. These hoys were
between 10 and 21 years of age, the
linger number being between II and
17 years. The - heaviest enrollment
at fourteen being fW. Fifty-eight of
the boys went to camp and 200 at
tended Achievement Day in this city.
The county agent made I'Cii farm
visits, had 'J.IOO (onfereni-es or talks
relating (o the extension work, wrote
77S personal letters an 1 !.' nivuiar
letters of which 11,000 copies w-ere
mailed. Sixty-two articles w-ere pub
lished and nine hundred bulletins dis
tributed. One radio talk was 'made.
... Fighteen . meetings of a field or
.special natuie were held with attend
ance of 000. Oilier meetings ninnlier
id loo with at tendance, of' 7, Mil. The
more important of' these w-ere bold
day at Springdale, tin- three ronimu
nity fairs and the series 'of the .ri-10
year. plan. .
The agent spent 102 days in the
office, and M ill the field. The auto
travel on ollicial duty wis KJ.-tfil miles
Made In County With
Federal Relief Funds
Work" On School Property, Roads
And Streets (Jives Work
(Ily W. C. A Id. FN" )
'he Haywood enmity hoard of pub
welfare is." making' the Federal lie-
lief' fund bring about, -many improve
ment's ;it several places in the county.,
there being four projects -on roads, l.'l
at tin- -i hook, and several on the
streets of Waynesville - Several others
are planned, if additional funds become
available, said Homer lleniy, county
superintendent ..of schools and public
welfare. ..All the .way' through Haywood
count v from I'.alsain to Turnpike.-a
i-rew of lo men lias been 'working
several 'days building fences im the
cinves oil Highway No, HI. Those
men have been .out of employment for
many months and. were anxious for
I he oppoi ( unit y to do 1 1
(cnls per hour and paid
merchant s for. .grocer iv.--.
R. I.; Well;: i. in charge
. Allot he; hii: hvva v pi
i oil gi ad in'g a :uad, under r!n
j vi.tiolc ol'.Wiil 'ol .ill- . tin ."I
jof flic ereek, 'I h ' s. i J a . ; i vvi 1
.inc. I. Another: p.i:,ijeei iv. ,n
.Iloiainy feek. te.e men
i c-j'.-i i i ing t he Min t over
tlap-' lo I !; Kuiieombe
Another. .; wii;:. tii'e; proje. t
i os :'iiigj. live: .. !.he-.T.;a'!!t
i, ail from (Vanton to K.,;
iir.o.'jecL ha been lini.-hei
-.ves'-e." einiiloveil for 10 da.
v - f''
. I '. '
. i r -
f, nti ii.
:,i.:he" schools: h
ha. I tin
vaniiige. (f t hi.-..' Woriv that i- 'h-.;;i-;-
-ini ter fri 'ii the Federal .Relief fund.
The following .school- have li en: bene
fit c'i.by having the -grounds:, graded,
rock . laming walls hunt, frees anv
sin uhlK'i'v set out. and niatiy o- nor
itniircvenients;, Waynesville h i g-h
schoril, and the elementary school in
Wayn es v i 1 le id wns hi p , Sa u n 6 o k , A 11 en s
Creek, Hazel wo-od, Waynesville, East
VVaynesville, and Lake Jiuiahisl;a,.and
those outside of Wayne.-ville township,
Clyde, East Fork, Cecil and Maggie
. -M r. Henry said that the welfare de
partment had paid out about $,',000
for this work so -far and will have
other projects, if more money becomes
available. In all, $-'5,487 has been re
ceived from the Federal Relief fund.
One of the best and perhaps the
most needed project that is being car
ried out by the welfare department
with Federal Relief funds is that of
building a sidewalk, paralleling High
way No.' 10, from West Canton depot
to the West Canton elementary school,
a distance of nearly half a mile. The
highway at present is daily thronged
by school children going to and from
school, antj the danger of a tragedy'
will be largely avoided by this improvement.
Survey of Highway
293 Is Practically
Complete, Is Said
15. S. Marsh Says His Report of
Survey Will He Made Next
Week To Raleigh
With the practical completion of the
survey of tlv Soco Gap road from
Pollwood on Hiirhwav No, 2H4 :o the
Haywood county line, or the boun
day of the Indian Reservation, the
first project of the proposed eastern
entrance to the Great Smoky Moun
tains National Park on the north
eastern side has advanced to the sec
ond stage in its progress. 'toward cum.
plot ion as a connecting link with the
interior surveys that are being made
for Hie park roads.
A. 1.. Hooper, of the Bureau of
Public Roads of the Cnited States
Government. J. C. Walker, chief en
gineer of the Western Division of the
North Carolina Highway Commis
sion, together with H. !: en-giine,-
in charge of the Soco road
survey, made an inspection of "he sur.
v y Wednesday, and found that the
work that began seven weeks n,,
been completed and the report, with
the txceplion of some details Cut are
being smoothed out is about r.'ady to
g i to ibe State Highway Commission
Roth Mr. Walker and Mr. Hooper
. ate I that they did not have any
thing to say for puhlicaUon of the
project at this tim,, more than to state
tl a: ilioy wi re here to . make an in
spection of 'the survey and to report
their observations to the Highway
Commission of the. State an I Uie
Hureau of Public Roads of the Na
tional Government, Mr. Hoovier said
that his ollice did not have anything
just now to say in the matter as it'
was in its present stage 'entirely u
Sta'.e matter. .
Mr. Hrowning said that the in
spivtion had been made and that the
survey was satisfactory, that it is
practically finished, that only a ti w
minor details were yet to be worked
out. He said also that a map of the
survey is being made, the work sheets,
preliminary plans, and complete de
tails as to cost will all be .submitted
to ';lic Highway Commission at their
meeting, probably some time this
month, all being done for the -purpose
"of submitting the -project for
bids. He said that if the weather is
good for the nevt two or three weeks,--,
the entire survey will 'ne ready to go
fo' the Highway 'oinm issin'i for ap
M -. I!. S. -Mar-h';- '.-1 engineer' In
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ah'd ('batik i'c--'. altempt
ctf iisauft. The 3i!;urttaineer
'was on the streets; of Waym's
vil!e, ( iydt- ;.nti ('anion., an:!
also ut the postcfiice.-; of these
three places for the subscii It
ers. , - -
The sales of the paper were
beyond all expectations, which
showed that the public was
anxious to learn of he lat.v-t
news direct from the court
room. -The '.Mountaineer, had
a representative in the court
room every minute during the
Rose and Coble trials, and
spared nothing in getting the
news to the world. We ap
preciate the response given by