rErpna I , . - , . r,jwn:-.-
.Vcmv Paidln-AJvame Subscribers In Haywood County Than All Weekly Xeuspapen Combined
WAYNESVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA
Till KSDAV. I)E( EMHER 22, 1932
ICE AND SNOW
Damage Runs ' Into Several
Thousands For Telephone
.Waynesville and Haywood county
was visited by the first snow and ice
storm of the season Friday and Sat
urday. Telephone . lines, power lines
artd trees were damaged by the storm
which began shortly before noon and I
turned into sleet whjeh fell until about
dawn Saturday. All Waynesville
and vicinity was covered in a 6-inch
blanket of snow and ice.
The Southern Bell Telephone Com
pany suffered heavily because of brok
en wires and poles. W, L. Lampkin,
manager of the local division estimat
ed the damage would exceed $3,000
and p-obably reach $5,000. Twelve
men from Asheville and the local crew
-wpent to work immediately and began
uvstoring service on the toll lines be
tween here and Sylva, The (first ser
vice was put through shortly after
Hazelwood suffered the brunt of the
storm, there being more lines down
in that vicinity than elsewhere. About
50 poles in this section will have to
be replaced, it was said, and a cable
replaced which was burned in two at
at Hazelwood when a power line fell.
By Tuesday afternoon all circuits
were again working with the exception
of a few single circuits, telephone offi
cials said. Wires of Western Union
were ' slightly damaged and several
frews were working on them begin
ning Saturday morning.
S. H. Stevenson, superintendent of
lights of the city, reported that only
falling trees interfered with power
service. Several places in the city
were without lights for sometime
hile. trees were being removed from
Only one pole of the power system
fell during the storm, that being in
Bast Waynesville near Abel's Garage.
The power crew had restored all ser
vice Saturday night except three
nouses, it was reported. ;No wires
Here broken because of ice but all
that were broken were by falling treSS.
There was only one wreck- reported
during the past three days, and only
a slight damage to a ear when it
skidded' down a hilj, it was learned. :
iSaturday morning the highways and
streets were cleared, and a force of
men had most of the sidewalks clear
before noon. Approximately a dozen
men were put to work clearing the
sri)W from the thoroughfares of the
city. Highway patrols worked prac
tically all night Friday night clearing
the highways of the winter's first
Shortly before noon Saturday snow
began falling again, but stopped aft
r about two hours heavy falling. Sun
day morning the sun came out bright-
)y and the ice on the .'wires and trees-'
Began to melt and fall off in great ';
sheets. With a low teniperaturn atjjiowout f0l. 40 years a banker in this
night the ice and snow would harden place but now in his. 90th -year, living
again and since Sunday it has been j jn gan Francisco. Her mother was,
melting very slowly. . ! before, marriage, Miss Mourning Gar.
Trains and busses were running rv
about wn time during the past few, jjrg i0yd had lived most of her
days. 1 life in Waynesville, her .husband David
- L. Boyd, died about a ;year ago. lie
lffrkkrt (Vr CA '.' '1 had been "during his aVtivity a -strong
l aillCS 1UC1IU11CJ9 OU,
T r,f lIJn.T
171CU tuaal 1" I lUaj ty in the state legislature,, anil ;: one
. " '' -.-' time, was a .a.i'liilate. . in the ,lune
HAZF:LWWO-.)-(Srccial to the primary for corporation commissioner,
Mouiuaineei-.) James Wesley Me- lUW'W at o tie at the .Uetno
haffev. -SO, died at 2 o'clock Wednes- in railroad and highway construction,
day afternoon following an illness of Surviving in the immediate, family
two months, lunera; services were are Miss Minnie, who lives at the home
he'cl at Pleasant Balsam Baptist' plaee on Walnut street, Robert W.
..liurch Frkliiv oftemoon at 2 o'clock. Boyd, a lawyer of Dallas lex,. Mrs.
Rev Ben CV'V otHciated. Jere Davis, of Waynesville, and Mrs.
M'r. Meratfev was born il Uaywr.od Oliver H. Shelton, of Waynesville. One
eoiinty February, 1, I?;"i2. He was son, David L. Boyd, Jr., who was for
married to Mary Jane Moffit October, a number of years in the newspaper
18?'l, and since then they have made business in Rnoxville, Tenn., died a
their home in this county. He vvas a few years ago.
member and deacon of the Baptist Funeral services were held Sunday
church, afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the Metha-
Surviving r'ie his widow, two sis- dist church with Rev. Wade Johnson,
ters"Mrs. f.aura Hyatt, Mrs. Sarah pastor, officiating, assisted by the Rev.
Davis, three brothers: Rev- Thomas L. B. Hayes, presiding elder for this
Mehaffev" of Lynchhurg, Va., Sebe d strict. Interment was made in Green
Mehaffev of Canton, and Francis Me- ,
hafVey of Waynesville...; Two daugh
ters, Mrs. T. J. Mason of Canton, and
Mrs A. T. Arrinton of Balsam and
three sons. TJ. F. Mehaffeyof Saunook,
A. H. MehSffov of Hendcrsonville, and
W. L.Mehaft'ey of Hazelwood, also
survive. He al-: has 28 grandchil
dren and 22 gieat grandchildren.
A year's subscription to The
Mountaineer, a reminder every
week in the year, is an ideal
holiday gift. . Send in your
dollar today and take advan
tage of the special offer. .We
will write a letter to the ad
dressee announcing the gift
and the giver.
WILL ROGERS IS NOW
WRITING WEEKLY FOR
The publishers of The Mountainer
week the humorous sayings of one of
Rogers, will appeaj- in this paper. As
of the highest salaried writers in the
men who can cay anything and "get
your enjoyment we trust you will
BEVERLY HILLS. You know in
the Radio its hard to tell just how
anyones stuff is going. That is they
have no real way oi checking up as
to whether anyone is listening in or
stop to think I have writtenon noth
things of a political nature, we have
an absolute way of knowing just who
is reading our stuff. We can check
up on it to the individual, because
each one writes you a letter telling
you how "Wrong" you are.
Just for instance they would write
to the paper, "I read Will Rogers, but
why does he have to dabble in Polities?
Let him stay on funny stuff where he
belongs." Well if they would just
stopp to think I have written onnoth
ing but Politics for years, you never
heard me on a Mother-in-law joke. It
was always our National or Interna,
Well I have been in almost every
country in the last few years. I have
talked with prominent men of those
countrys. 'our Ambassadors, or Minis
ters, and I would have to -be pretty
clurrib to not soak up some informa
tion. For instance I was in Japan,
MRS. DAVID BOYD
DIED EARLY LAST
Native Of County Buried At
Green II ill Sunday Afternoon,
noon. Had Many Relatives
Mrs. D. L. Boyd, widow of David L.
Boyd, of Waynesville, passed away
Friday morning at .'1:80 o'clock at her
i,orne on Walnut Street, alter an ill
ness lasting through several month?.
Her passing leaves only three of the
brothers and sisters of a large family
f children of the pioneer Methodist
minister of two generations ago, the
Rev. I. 0. Howell, of Jonathan's Creek
who died about .'30 years ago.
Airs. Boyd, before her marriage to
David L. Boyd, was Miss Hell Howell,
,he . snrvivinii'. sist -.-r i beinc Mrs. B. F.
'Norwood, of Oregon
gathers, of Wayne
and Mrs. it. 1'.
villi. The only
brother now livinir is Captain Aldeii
j force in Haywood county atfairs. For
Iseverat terms he represented the coun-
The following pallbearers were nam
ed: Honoraty, Felix E. Alley, D. M.
Killian, C. W. Miller, Asbury Howell,
D A. Howell, W. J. Hannah, W. T.
Lee, J. R. Boyd, J. R. Thomas, M. M.
Noland, W. It. Francis, M. H. Reeves,
.'.id James Swaynjcini; active, J. H.
Howell, Dr. J. H. Smathers, Alden
Howell, Jr., Dr. VV. H. Liner, John M,
ueen, and T. M. McCracken.
School Grounds At
About twenty men are being em
ployed on the . Hazelwood school
erounds. The work is a project spon.
I sored by '.he government fund for the
: unemployed The hill is being leveled
and the'mrrches filled. The work is
. being supervised by Prof. J. P. Beam.
Definite plans for beautifying the
'chool grounds are being .made. In
addition to the above project over
twenty-five undernourished children
are being fed at the school by the P.
T. A- with the aid of 'the government
fund. - " .
are pleaded to announce that each
America's most famous w.iters, Will
you perhaps know, Mr. Rogers is one
world today, and is -said to be the only
by" with it. This feature was added foi
read and enjoy each week the column of
China and Manchuria. I wrote one
paragraph that was copied all over
th, Far East, and editorials written
on it. Well 1 couldont have done it by
staying in Hollywood or in an idito
Still you will read some letter whore
it says, "Why does Will Rogers butt
into these International problems he
Knows nothing about?"
Where do these othe.- ieHows vet
all their vast s'ore of knowledge?
1 never heard of 'em going anyplace.
If 1 write about Mexico. 1 have been
down there half i dozju timer.. Nica
ragua? Been there twice and found
out things that 1 couldent ever have
,iy leading about it. Crossed India at
the heighth Of their .roubles, been in
r.urop,, and talked debts till 1 had
every oodys angle over there. There is
m a State in this Country that 1 am
n t in ever once in awhile. Talk to
e veryone, get Me . Ranchers and
Any old Farmer kiiiw that if ea
owed a dctit and had money and dident
pay it, you couldent do but one thing
and that was default, so the minute
(Continued on page 5)
Home Will Soon
Be Opened Here
Mr. and Mrs. N. W. Garrett Get
Long Lease On Dr. R. L.
It Was recently announced by Mr.
and Mrs. Noble Garrett, funeral di
rectors of this city, that they are es
tablishing a modern funeral home in
WavnesV'jlle. Previous to this the
undertaking business has buen in con-i
junction with the SIuder-Garrett
Furniture Store. This business ad-1
difioli to .Waynesville and the sur-
rounding territory will, they foe
through their past experience in the
I'.ofesion, give the highest type of
!idern funeral "service, A survey of
!)',. territory west of Asheville dis
t lo.-( i that this A'lll he the only mod-
:n establishment of this type in this
''The fun r.il -home- is U-cuted' in tin
'.;! Dr. K. I.. Allen residence (in Main
-i.jet: wllirli Mr ;nid ..Mrs. Garrett
hay, ...procured with a long lease. For
lite :.'! ;. - .'.1 days workmen have
bfi.fi busily engaged in sonic slight
remodeling :: n redecorating the in
tcrifir of thi -; fine .old' home making it
M'.-e -uitahle for :t funeral home.
I"he io'wi r Iloo" will consist of a
iiiiinatirin living-rocim and.! chapel
'1 a re(-entiin room which when
;!i!'cwn. together will be spacious
.eii.wj'rli to accdinodate between one
hundred and twenty-five and one hun
ir. ! and fifty people. Another! fea
ture of. this, type chapel is that it will
he appropri;it(; for private faneia!-.
This floor will also hav(, a guest, lied
r. 0111 and private hath to he at the
service of families from out of (own.
The remainder of this floor! consists
of the 'preparation rooms, which equal
to any and are superior to many . rich
departments to be found in other
funeral homes, and also, a sumhor
room. The . upper , floor is arriinged
i'r.o -'..display- room for funeral mer
chandise and an apartment consist
ing of three rooms.
As previously announced by Mr.
(Continued on back page)
fti" :; " '.
llmt'iic lota f tlnuiui mt iputr
mtitft but juat in raor mut tliink
uf its. plraaf latum that tur'rf
uiioltiuu mm tiir I st (CltristotaH
eltr gtaff (Of She iHmtulautrrr
( . : : - - ! ! :
1). Reeves Noland, above, of Fines
Creek has been appointed a direc
tor on the board of agricultural
bany at Raleigh.
D. Reeves Noland Is
Named Director Of
J). Reeves Noland, of Crabtree, Hay
wood county, has been appointed a di
rector on the board of the new agri
cultural bank that lies been establish
ed in Raleigh bv the Keconstruetipn
Finance corporation. Air .Noland at
tended the recent meeting of the board
According to Mr. Noland. who is
one of the western representatives of
the new bank, loans will be extended
to farmers for livestock and farm pro
ducts as collateral. He is one of the
board of appraisers for this section.
Mr. Noland is a son of the late I).
R. Noland. who was sheriff of Hay
wood county for several terms, later
a member of the State Legislature
and a member of the board of county
commissioners, lie died in VJSL l).
Reeves Noland is a graduate of Cornell
University, New York, and served on
the board of county commissioners
two terms. He is one of the best
farmers in the county, and lives in
Fines Creek township.
Mr. Noland is also vice president
i f the First National Bank of -this
i Ned Denton, 29, Is
Buried Here Friday
- ''.; . ......
1'rominent ounK Man Passes
Awav At Home Of Tarents
Karlv Thursday Morning
Ned Denton, L, pronrincni. young
marr of this city, died at the hcune of
his pafents. Mr. arid Mrs. W. T, len
; oii Walnirl Street, early
!;ir:day ruorii injr following an
illness nf several eai.
! Funeral services- were 'held at -t he
honie Friday afternoon with Rev.
W'ade Johnson, pastor of the Metho
dist church otticiating and as.sj-ted by
Rev. H. W. Haucom, pastor if the
First Baptist," and Kev. L. B. H ives,
presiding ('ddcr of the .Waynesville
Mr. Denton had iiveii here aji liif;
life except for. what time he was away
attending : schoid at Trinity l'ark, 111
;:fii:i;ui and Horner Military I list j-
.1 1, ' harlotte.
After finishing school,!. Mr. Denton
returned to Waynesville and was as
s.'.iciated with his father in the hard
ware business until ill health force '
iim to retire,. Although in ill health
his death was unexpected.
Acting pallbearers Were: Joe Tate,
("hat Thomas, Joe Liner, Paul Walkel.
Bill Hvatt, Hugh Jollv and W. T. Ie,
Interment was tnade at Green Hill
: Mr. Denton is survived by his par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Denton, and
on,, sister, Mrs, Charles Badgett, Jr.,
of Knoxville, Tenn..
City And County Are
All Ready To Observe
A Two-Day Christmas
OVER 900 MEN
SEEK AID FROM
Over $.V00 Is Heing Spent Mon
thly To Relieve Suffering
In County, Says Henry
OVER 1,000 YAKDS OF
CLCft'll ON THE WAY
Iarge Shipment Of Clothing Has
lieen Ordered For Distri
bution In County
l-r the past few weeks about -0
men have been given work on the
streets of the city through the wel
fare ollice tif the county, according to
Homer Henry, welfare -supervisor.
Scores of others are working 011 pub
lic projects throughout the county,
such as school grounds, roads ami
building of sidewalks.
Mr. Henry stated, "approximately
ROOO would be alloted for the De
cember funds, ami from this amount
we will put as many people to work
as we can, but since we have 5 times
as many people wanting work than
we have money to pay with if they
work full time. Wome people can't
understand why we can't give them
full-time work, We wish we could,
but we are trying to help as many
people as possible and to do that we
must give a little t0 all that need
"They Hie so anxious to work and
not lose time," Mr. Henry continued,
"that many worked, through the rain
and snow in order to get in as much
time as possible. The people are not
trying to get out of work, they are
trying to get work."
Over 500 applications for help have
been received at the local ollice dur
ing the past few weeks. There being
over 400 received at the Canton "ollice,
and with new applications coming in
daily. At the present rate, according
to i.Mr. Henry;.' the welfare board is
spending between :j:S,f0ll anil $1,0(11)!
monthly on the needy .of the county
besides the flour that is -'donated to
them. An average of over ' -0 bags a
day is being given out.
Mr. Henry stated that !.") percent of
the-persons' 'applying for help at the
welfare ollice Was deserving. .Most
cases were instances whole ilierc was
actual suffering. In ino-t instances
this js their . his l i esorf , having t ried
to get milk (iveiy whi'ie they know: (.
"Unerase I -investigated las! week,"
Mr. Henry said, "was pitiful. There
was not oile bit, of fuel on the prenii--('.',.
and the only thing tlx' family had
to cat, and there were several small
children in the family, was parched
com. ( uses like that, speak for theni
selves. Not-all ease- are in that con I
dr. ion, however." I
Through the . Tied Cross the local I
welfare board has ordered X.XOD yards!
of cloth, there being over 1,011(1" that I
is expected to arrive daily, I'x'siilrs J
the cloth and Hour the welfare, boa'd j
Will also : have within a . short tiitif -
l Continued an iitifk p.i".';e) .
OVER $8,000 PAID
..!. TO. VETERANS
Only 2.5 Veterans Of War lie
tween The Slates In County,
And 59 Widows
V. C liyers, clerk of - the -superior
court hist week handed checks - total
ing .$8,47,Ij0 to Haywood county vet-,
erans of the War between the States
and widows of veterans.' Many (lid
not come in for their checks, but
friends carried them out to them.
Only twe-n y th ree of tie velevans
of the Siiiys .remain, in the' conn,
ty, but there are 15 widows of the
first class and 44 of the second class
who received checks. Each of the 23
veterans received $182.,r)0; each of the
first class widows received $150 and
the second class widow $50 each.
Besides the checks, the Jadies of the
United Daughters of the Confederacy
provided coffee and sandwiches to the
widows and a Christmas box to the
Mr. Byers stated that some time aeo
applications were made to the State
board of pensions for an increase in
the amount of the second class widows'
I nion and for two new men to jjo
('- ii ; list. A letter, however, from
t' i ' ,'e auditor had been received
li'cii. ". ;.ie increase could not be had
now but might be sent in about fi()
days. Also it was inferred from the
letter of the auditor that the applica
tion for the two members had been
approved and their checks would come
in about 00 days.
Stores Are Doing
Of Season's Goods
Many Students From CoHepe Are
Home For Holidays. Local
Schools Close I'ntil
Waynesville and Haywood county
are making final preparations for the
celebration of Christmas next Sunday
and Monday. The stores and streets
early this week indicated that sell
out of Christmas merchandise would
be made at most stores. Regardless
of the snow and threatning rain the
middle of the week, the streets show,
ed that many people from the rural
districts had braved the roads and
weather and were here doing their
Christmas ' shopping
Many students were home from col
lege, together with the school chil
dren for the local schools who seemed
care-fieo as the holidays bean,
Th( usual rush for last minute
gifts is expected, as many have put
off their shopping until th,. last min
ute. Kxtra clerks were -on duty at
practically all stores and according
to managers of some of the stores,
their forces will be increased many
times before Saturday.
Grocery stoi-es ar(. expected to do
a rushing business during the week
end as most of them, if not all. will
be closed the entire day Monday.
The postoffice will observe Sunday
hours on Monday.
A general survey of the store in
dicated that practical gifts were
taking the lead this yearf and that
the shoppers were spending money
for most necessities for gifts
Christmas services wi.'l be held in all
the churches hdie next Kunday with
both sermons and music oppropriato
'ii the season, according to infornia
Coii given out by the pastors of ihc
several church.'.". Services by the
Sunday Schools w'll alio enliven the
i vent and giv; spirit to the yuletido
At the Methodist church, tin Sun
day School wil' hav special exercises
i v t-h(. children in the several depart
nientii, disti'ii.'ii1, i.ol of gifts, ar,.i :
pecia) .prog'.- !,'i in eath dcpa,-tno nv.
At the 11 o'clock hour, tin- pastor,
Itev. Wade .lohiis.iM, wiU.. deliver a
message oil the "Magnetism of tin
Manger." The pit iding eldc'-, thn
Ui.v I,. !!. Hayes, will preai h .at th"
wi'iing hour, which will be followeit
i.v lie . it i rly conference. At liotli
! morning and evening hour, sipe- .
;.i!.nii-i'- consisting ..of ( Itri-.tm.'ia
car.i!- aiel ot'icr selections will be
HAI'Tisrs I'l.AX .,' I7i 7-.s-The.'
Baptists will unify the services
'the morning. The Sunday School
:d , -1 i : t ! It;- .1 1 'I 'll- . t'Mo
!i; I'Acri. l departments for
of tin ("Jr. ist iii.-is lesson,
ch ek all h'' i art mi-nts- will
t t,e mam 'auditorium for
!i . onirn.d 'program, which will con
:' a white gift s;icred concert,
ci, will i;e iiiunedi: t(ly followed bv
: -! . ' - imin nppropr.ia e to the occa
..':!"' iiy th- ' pa .tor, the : Kev. t'l. W.
' i: ni. . c, riiniiCee to i ender
In . niogram. consist- f Mr. 11. W,
!'.i :- i n Al . .1. K. Iorgatr. , Miss
( Continued -in h ic i ,n:g- i
Christmas Play Will
Be Given Tonight' At
High Sehoo!, S iL in.
Dramatic Club Will Present.
"Why The Chimes KanK."
No Admission Charges
' ', W h y T h e C h i m e s Ita n g. " it CI i r i s t -mas
play by Elizabeth McFadden,
adopted from the story by Raymond
McDonald Alden, will be pi e-ented by
the Dramatic Club of the Waynesville
High School tonight, December. 22, at
the High School Auditorium. No ad
mission will be charged and the plav
will begin promptly at 8 o'clock.
"Why the Chimes Kang," is: consid
ered to be one of the most beautiful
of Christmas plays and is a favorite
with all audiences. It is being direct--ed
by Miss Betsey Iane Quinlan. Miss
Quinlan has directed the senior plays
at the high school for the past two
years and has done unusual work with
the dramatic class. This play will ,
be one of Miss Quinlan's outstanding
presentations. There will be special
music. by the Waynesville Music Club
and the various church choirs and
special lighting effects Will be used
on the stage. Miss Bessie Boyd's
home room is assisting Miss Quinlan.
Those participating are giving much
time and work to this play to give a
Christmas program to the public.
Everybody is cordially invited,