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1 VOL. XLV no, r
WAYNESYILLE, NORTH CAROLINA
IHl HSl)..nNl'ARY :. 19
More Is Accomplished By
Chamber Of Commerce
Than Was Anticipated
W.P.Leatherwood 'County Agent Work r-ij.' Unh Likelv To
Will Be Buried Is Discontinued I n UDZeOb Ddllit UfcClJ iu
1933 ARE INDEED
f Completion Of Tannery l-nit
k Considered Major hvent
H Hy J. E. Massie.
MVCH WORK DONE
Annual Meeting Will He Held
Lat Of This Month For
Election Of Officers.
K. .Massie, president vt me i
bet- of Commerce, stated during uie
course of an interview this week, that
the projects sponsored by the organi
-ation liad exceeded all expectation
for the past year,
"It is impossible to say : just ll()W
much was accomplished Yin the park
project in some instances, as we will
have to wait for sometime to see the
fruits of our labor," he said,
Questioned as to what he thought
wa, the outstanding accomplishment
promoted by the organization and
completed during the past yea-i, Mi.
Massie stated he would consider the
expansion of the England-Walton
Tannery as among the outstanding.
14, 'iool,r tViwniirh the united el-
forts of Mr. L. N. Kicheson, manager
of the loeal plant, and the Chamber of
Commerce, that officials of thtr tan
ning company considered the Hazel
wood plant for an expansion, and also
the cooperation of all parties concern
ed in getting the Southern Railway
System to regulate freight rates on
the finished products of the plant.
The tannery expansion was started
and finished in 1U32. There is a pos
sibility that new units will be added
to the cutting plant as the demand
prows, it has been pointed out.
Next in importance of major ac
.. iiv. ma a Vio heirinnmir and
completion of the survey of llighwaj
No. 'iy'i, the swo cap rvoau, uy. c
state highway officials..
Other projects relative to the paik
have been gone into by the local Cham
ber of Commerce, but as stated by
Mr Massie, just what was actual I
;,.V,il oannnt he determined foi
sometime, although the entire situa-
t ik e umn iv ov lar vi e
favorable than at any previous time
i ne v.. iiniiiu- j .
the movement on foot to secure a wel
'. " fare officer for the county, besides
making the usual bid for summer
tourists as far as funds vm hand wsuld
Plans are under wav whereby Way
nesville will be provided with material
to send out to prospective tourists.
In summing up the accomplishments
of the ear, Mr. Maie state-, that
the organization is pleased with the
;esults and view wi optimism the
prospects heid w store tor Wayn?s-v-'!-
and comniu.i'ty foi 193J.
The Chamber of Commerce will
elect officers and make plans for the
new year at a special meeting later
in the month, Mr. Massie stated.
1 ItlS A 1 I e i il U u "
Well Known Haywood Farmer
nd Depuiv Passes Alter
Illness Of Four Days.
v,.n i,.i-vii-es will be held this!
afternoon, Thursday, a: the Lake
Junaluska church for W. I'. Leather-11-...1.1
!! wh.i nasseil awav at the
i u w Cniintv Hosmtjil about C
lo'click Wodnesdav morning follow-1
ing a sudden attacK 01 appeuuicii.i
on saturuav ai.ernoon. iiie Mi vnto
will bo in charge of Rev. V. O. Dry-
man- pastor of the church ami as
iUd bv Rev. L V. Hayes, presiding
elder of this district.
Mr. Leatherwood was operated on
Sunuay -uid seemeil to roily splendid
'v until Tuosilav mornintr about 3
This County Tuesda
Ja. Hobinson Hands In His
Resignation At Request
Be Opened Soon; 75 Per
Cent Will Be Paid Out
c lie took ,
re -tilted l
tin of deputy
l . atlu-rwoo
Senator Robert R. Reynold-
led over 'the Senate ; 1 ues
,t t,u invit :( ioii of Vice
1'resident Curtis. Senator Hank
head, of Alabama, held the floor
vhiu' "Our Bob" preid3d.
od. who 'iivc
i turn ior the worse
n his death,
was a lioiniiv shenfT
.1 V 1owe, havme heid
since Pecember 1, 11K.0.
;iad reared i,i this county
armor until taking the
ok an active
i c ivic activi-i-w:ird
,!.!. lie was
il: all lines.
The board of county commissioners
in session here Tuesday afternoon
voted to discontinue the office of
nnnnlv flirm ai'f lit Oil t HO StVeilgth
t Vind noueh requests
from farmers to keep that office any
1,n.rr- Stevefll irrOU'JS UHDCU I I I l"-
fore the commissioners ashing iui.
the office be retained, but the com
missioners maintained that the ma
jority of the farmers were not in fa
vor (d the work.
hi their iirst meeting m December
the board asked for the resignation
of county agent Jas. L, Robinson ef
fective the first of January. At the
rue time ropiest was made that a
.-ubHc meeting be held and the farm
er.-, ot the county come m aau (uv.-.w.i
( Continued .-n a -k )iago1
t1, views about retanvng me u
i'. One such meeting was held and
:..nii 50 were present.
not her onen mee og wa held
Tue-ilay and sever d groups were
prssi :.' and presented vheir views en
the matter, but ihe oppo-diion had
:;!ivady ri - "n'ed L li.-. f side in great
er numbers, it was said. The number
of requests .against 'he work exceed
ed those ii favor of the work, one
commissioner stated. 1 lie commis
sioners were convinced tnat Ihe ma
jority of the farmers were not in
favor of the work ar.l v ited for iis-
Continued on hack liiige)
Percent Of Deposits Will
Available In Cash On
O V K R $200,000 ON
DEPOSIT WHEN CLOSED
Would He Sale And Solvent In
stitution. Savs A. M. I?urn,
Jr., Fiiiidatin Aont.
Subscriber For 56
Years Pavs Annual
For the fifty-sixth consecutive
year, 11. R. Mauney paid his sub
scription for The Mountaineer
Monday morning. This is an an
nual custom of Mr. Mauney's to
pay his subscription in advance
ever since he txtgan getting this
paper, then the Waynes ville News,
edited by J. Pink Herren.
Mr. Mauney is now 7,'l yearh
old and lives on his farm in the
Pigeon Township, which he claims
is the best community in the
whole world. In spite of his ad
vanced age, Mr. Mauney helped
raise a crop this year on his fai.ni.
He takes an interest m communi
ty events and won first prize on
some of his apples in the recent
community fair held at Bethel,
Mr Mauney was born and rear
ed in' this county, and with the
exception of I-" iwmtlis, he has
lived all of his T.i years here, lb-
I spent IT) months in liasumia at
one of the large mills there.
! "One of the things that impress
I es me," he said, "is that the coun
I ty is getting organized and get
ting to be. oi one accord on the
principal matters ol the day. i n
means better times for us all."
Mr.- Mauney is optimistic over
the prospects for 1 !):!:! business
. Before leaving lie stated, "I
like the paper now more than evei
before, 1 think it is the best that
has been published since 1 started
taking it .r( years ago.
Tiusiiifms Men Of County See
Improvement tor Year lifdd
Local l'ost OHice
Receipts Oil 25',,
For The Past Month
l o tmaster T L. Creen stated
vesterdav that post oilice levenue.
ior the lo-ai Jli-c wai Ho pe.- unt
below that of last year for De
eember. The biggest drop was in
-.tamps in s.i,(t, vnii.e panel post
remained about the same.
V decrease of ab-.ut 7 por cent
will be the average decre.as,. for
the year, it was said.
In l)iimlM-r '1 W0 worth of
'wo-ient stamps wire 'old In
Diceiiiber "!2 only $H) worth of
th-ee-cent stamp were sold.
Commissioners To -
1 iVfft ta(
Bethel High School
(Jeneral Survey Shows That
Spirit Of Optimism Is Pre
vailing In Counly.
A iri-neral survey of the business
" r . . ?i . u - . vt.
IlU'll 111 HIV,
vealed it is the belief of practically
everyone that. Dusmess lor trie new,
,.;ll I,., l.i.lti.r than It. was in lli.
$ tri i t ' i ...... . . ,
A few business houses and Hirms are
,v,,.b;,i iiinu f.i.. sin exnansion in mi
nd several reported that
i : ... .., L.,mili1r inekinli" Ul) at
Some of those interviewed were n
T. DKNTON, owner of Denton's
iwaio- "I belli e that business in
will be better than -it-was in
TOM EDWARDS NOW MEMBER
8 OF I'OLICE FORCE
Tom F. Edwards has been appoint-
. ..,1 H;,.l,f nlwomnn fnr this CltV. Ml'.
Edwards went on duty last month, lie
is policeman number . Lniei vaiu
well and Mr. Milliner are both on duty
'Improvements To lie Mad c In
clude EijiM ( lass Rooms
Vnd Heating Plant.
600 AUTO TAGS II A V E
BEEN SOLD HERE TO DATE
i Patrick, sales, manatrer in
charge of auto tags, stated yesterday
that approximately ouu license uik
v,o,i Vw..n iilrl belt, to date. The
"rush days" being' last Saturday and
Monday. The state highway depart
ment sent 2500 tage for this district,
thu Raving 1900 yet unsold. It is ex
pected that a rush would ie made
during the next few days.
iOHV II ItllO!) ARMER, banker of
it ant on-All Jrnlieati.itis point to betr
ter business in Hd:;. I'eopto are pay
ing vheir obligations now,. and the out
look " is much "brighter."
The Havwood county commissioners
JvA a ri ulution Monday to sPen
S10.0U0 for additional t.ui.oio; ....
cou pment for the IUthil high -.hool
fjr the mxt U-i ear eginnmg
July 1. The vote was unanimous.
Tin- action tame a- a result of a
jomt mieting of the county omrnis
imnet, ind the board ot eduuu on
held som,. day- ago in which the
"gucment as leached to add tight
. .. v.r.ilcr room, and to
class rooms, cv " - ,
install a new heating Vnl at the
present two-stoiy bntk building that
Win'': AI.I.KN. Allen-Siler I om.
panv, llazelwood -''Ihe out , ooK o,
business in liUCi is gtd.- I feel Ilia,
business this, year wd! be .bettor 1 .an
last vtar because of general odddimo
,,; The reeling of the people is
better, an 1 f think that business will
be considerably improved.
S M. M'SHNKU'. owner lilaekwejl
, 'l,....M ( '(.miianv ''liusiness will he
,.,...(., ally better throughout the coun
trv I'resent stocks are low and inu: I
b.-eplenisbed.. The demand is better.
1 look for better business than last
E II ENSI.KV. Wajmsville Laun-(rv.-"Buincss
conditions for the year
lK'.i look ian, ami 1 expeit bi tt r
imsines, than the past y ar 1 usiniss
b,,s bem p.ik.ng up (luting the liat
few months beyond expectations.
Within the next lew moiuns
.t.J.l mitir rvl !l i M Mil I V" fc'
plant Ihe gem ral outl mk lot
business is .much, better.
Covernor ,1. C. H. I'.hringhaus,
takes the oath of otliee today :u
'Raleigh at iuhiii- Toniglit. the
Covernor's Ball will" 'be staged at
be Raleigh Auilitorium.
C. B. Atkinson Is
Elected Mayor lo
C. B. Atkinson, a member of the
Board of aldermen of Waynesville,
was elected mayor bv the board
on Thursday to succeed Colonel .1.
H Howell, who leaves MMtiday to
begin bis duties at the Male capi
tal as the representative in the
'State legislature Irom Haywood
county. Mr. Atkinson took the
oath of oilice Friday alternoon
and began the remainder of the
unexpired lei m ol Colonel Howell
which closes next May.
Mr Atkinson has been a resi
dent id' avnesville lor .H yeais.
He was horn in Aslieville .." .cars
ago, the son o f the late Nat At
kinson, wlio a generation was
one of the leading ' .fit izeiis (if the
n-iiuutaiii iiieiropolic. . He was
educated in Tlie Asheville sehotds
and studied law under ihe tutelage
of Judge .1. , Adams. :i nd fur a
dime, wa-- assoeiat"d with the law
linn in the practice d' law, liuW
ever, ami came -t:i V a iie-viile to
live in I K'.HV.
he po-s-ibility of reopening an.
iniini' the Citizens Hank
t .Company at an earry u.ue
encouraging ' here this week
r to statements made
directuis of: that i
; lo this point W'.'ii
SALES TAX OF TWO PERCENT SEEMS
NOW MORE CERTAIN THAN EVER
R A. LEIGH. Enactment of a gener-,
al sales tax by the 1933 general as
sembly is regarded as even more
likely than ever here, in spite of the
open opposition to a national manu
facturers' sales tax by President
elect Franklin D. Roosevelt and by
Governor-elect J. C .B. Ehringhaus.
For the opinion has been steadily
growing in informed circles here that
a general sales tax, presumably upon
gross sales, is the only way the 15
. nv 'm tirnnertv can be
vcuia siaw: - '- i 1 -
removed and the budget balanced lor
the next two years, - -
The fact that Mr. Roosevelt has
apparently called a bslt to the effort
started a few days ag by Speaker
John N. Garner to revive th3 manu
facturers' sales tax anl thus effect
ually prevented its enactment at this
session of congress, is regarded here
as making a state sales tax more like
u. i-unn ... Tf rnnirres had im-
ij bl.AM T - ' C ,
-j coUe y. Urn nroRDect OI
pu&tru bins cii-. -.- .
th fmTWMitinn of pn ..r similar
sales tax by the stale would have
made it so heavy that it would have
fnr-rnrini nno husinpss interests of
the state, it is agreed. But if no fed-
sral general sales tax is imposeu, xne
D.jta lirlll Tinw -lpft. frp t.fl 11H-
pose one without being accused of
pyramiding this particu ur type n
It is also a generally accepted fact
(.Hat . IT iaigi.1 u uoiuviJO iiiivu.-) -
peciallv the tobacco companies, the
power companies, raiuuaus airj w.fic.
property-owning corporations, wnicn
also are very smaji consumers oi cum
mn.inl1tr moTinfji-tiir1 Ar unlH com
modities, are neartuy in iavor oi
o-onprnl ch1p tax. For z general sales
iiv mniiU mntprial1! v reduce the
amount of property taxes they are
now paying. The tobacco companies,
especially, are in favor ". the gen
pral sales tax since the i 'ze that
a general sales tax woub; s . .o them
M.,AV. irtre llion n liivurV nlp4 tax
11IIM.11 itro '
n nA 4-t,f if tViA in.ni.rfl1 nnlpa tax is
not enacted the luxury Eales tax is
.... ,i ; i il..
likely to be. too tney are eviuentiy
playing safe by backing the general
(Continued on back page)
. .. .......wi.mi tin ii i in-
wav How we are uq.i-.......-,- - -
inn.e and smoouniy iu.."-."f. --v
Since 'coming v Vayne.-vi!le .".l
years ago, M r. A t kinsoii has been
"fully identified swith public acti
vities in both i he county and town.
In I '.MM. he was. (it v. let ! here,
and from. HHI hi '"' -
treasurer ol Haywood county.
I'm iou-. to th it time he wai leg
ist cr of ' deeds,- filling out the un-i-xpired
term of" J. M. Noland, who
died while m oflice. He was coun
ty auditor for the year 1127 He
was elected at the city election in
May, !'.: I, to membership on the
iioard of aldermen of H ayiies
" vil-le".. ".'-..'-
reality tliat. at any inei...i ....... .......
the bank closed its doors.
Ninety percent of the MXl d"noMiors
of the hank, had at VeUne.iay noon,
.signed that they were willing for the
hank to reopen and pay them 75 poi
nd of the funds they had on deposit
when the bank closed m MoveniDei ,
l'l'IO, after the failure of. the entral
Hank and Trust Company in Asheville.
The plan to be successful, must have
ltll) percent cooperation of all deposi
tors, it was stressed. Fifty percent.
the deposits will be available in
cash the day the bunk opens, and -'
percent will he taken care of by se
curity which the bank now owns, and
will be sent to all depositors prior to
the opening- of the bank.
In all, there were more than ."
cnositoiis when the bank was forced
to dose its doois. Very little opposi
tion has been met with by those striv
ing to get the depositors to accept mo
7" percent pavilion's, rather than have
the state liquidate the bank and pos
sibly pay :l: percent or less in a pe
ind of several years.
'I he Reconstruction Finance I'oi -poration
have indicated that, they ate
leads to let the l,ank bate $jr,(MM m
i order to begin anew with the (lepo.-i-
Itors, . , ' .
It was the opinion ol those woiMng
Icn the leopening ol the institution
'that all depositors would sign up tor
payment of the 7.' percent by the last
of this week,
II. was pointed out by some thai the
2i pel cent "loss," if it might be term
ie,l that, was.no more than would-have
'oecured il' the amounts on deposit had
'. b.-en iiivested at I'.Wd values and a
1 1, .1, I ooiile todav. The eth-
rials noinleii ' out further that value
have decreased 2.". percent in recent
vear.s, and that the depositors are
real IV' getting more than if liive-t-meiit-
had been made seveia! year:-
M. MOCK IS AHKK IO
HE OUT A ITER ILLNESS
ing in the ainrmauve
Hyatt, chairman, iv. is.
P rank Davis-
u-prp: l. A
Woman's Club Christmas.
Tree Was Mast Successful
of nlumbiiig and additional furniture .,..,, woitKR I SON, of Can-
for the class rooms o at . e , I)iesldent of the l.liampiou i .o.
added are expevieu i o..ti:inv " 1 he inontns oi
The resolution carried with it the i .-demonstrated to
ir.U-ntion fei mak,e lappncat u . u.v .
State department of educator! ior - , an. e an. -J , , hardships
-.- n ai-io -.r, tVio hi erarv mil- system. . . w nn an n-s '
"ThVherrof the boa?. cf been construe U m tn
county commissmners piejent ar ,1 vol- has i, ouhi u fato
confusion pa-se-, m -iii "' ' ;
eleaily the essential elements of the
strut tu.e which it will be our pnvKe
and duty to plan and which will surely
lead to greater happiness. The ytar
t ( -outir.ued on page Z)
Mountaineers M e e t
Candler Here Friday
,..... ,;u0 Mountaineers Will
onen their basketball seaaon with
handler high school on Friday night
at 7:30 at the local gymnasium with
The girls' team will present several
new facM as the team is new in every
department, aerding to Coach
Weatherby. Many players will be
used in order to select a sextette
that will hold up the sianuarus
the passed year- ' ., j
The boy ' team will be built around
three letter men. and it is expected
that it will take a few weeks before
the "regular five" are named.
J M Mock, proprietor of Mock's
Dipartmint Stole, was out thi, wetk
after an illness which confined him
to his home for several vecks.
A. M. Burns, Jr., liquidating agent
the Citizen's Dank ami Trust com
n v, when interviewed, gave out the
wing .statement :
" I he Citizens Hank and liut ('".
pany, if -.reopened under the plan, now
being attempted will have sullicionl
cash to meet deposit liability, and will,
alter to the people ofthis cOmniunity
a safe and solvent institution in which
to . oniiuct one's banking business. It
ha In en the ' 'iiii ot ban..- 'i
......j- ,i..,K- ol:m that, ih-lMis.lt s
.. . -.. i i .. t , i
exceeded, witmuawaif. l"
wishing it their de;i(.-;t wi'l be
, .1 ..1 .. ...v.l ...h.v i .
ill casli imiiienian-i. ...:.
I his jilan is. similar to that
in reopen lug the Lnited Han
1 1 list Company ol. d: ccic-boi o
(l.ontinui.'d ni bie
rri. - Tl- n niiiVlps tO CX-
1 lie If Ulimil 3 vmM , -
press appreciation to the Town and
especially Mr. Oscar Briggs lor ine
cooperation shown in puiunK
cnrisimas iree in nwu ,i
House. The club reports that the tree
was most successful and that several
l.. i . a nkiM,nn waro itrpRpnt to re-
liuiiuicu iiiuuin " - r
ceive the candy and fruit donated by
It was aiso announced that; Mrs. W,
A. Whitner of Haselwood was winner
of the first prize, a year's subscrip
tion to The Mounta-neer, tor tne
prettiest decorated living Christmas
tree. Mrs. J. L. Weaver of Hazel
wood received second prize va. the
same contest which was a box of
recovery thereof. Any persons indebt
Barber apples. '
TALK ABOUT ECONOMY IN STATE BY
ASSEMBLY IS SA1U 1U mlain a n.r.
H 4TiKI(rH. There is already much
talk altout economy in the state gov
ernment and many are predicting that
the new 19.5.5 general assemuiy ,
inp- to wield the economy axe i..o.--
vigorously than ever before and let
. tX ,.,Ur.rn Vin- mnv. let
tflf? cniJS Aal1 "i'1 ....... -----
i Vipro nnint out that there
,.hs.u-w - t 4, , f
isi nothing unusual aDout tins i
economy before the legislature meets
r, tKQt this talk usually subsides
pr onir-klv after the leerislature ac
tually gets in session. For every time
dv to apply
the economy axe or pruning hook to
some department, aivision or
ihr ; slwavs a delegation of r-jli-
ticians and lobbyists ready to sh u'
"Woodman, spare tnat tree. ime
, :,nn nut sf rpn it- is snared. Ftc-
(,1111.3 " " - - - - '
quently the appropriation for the par
ticular tree IS incieaseu.
Undoubtedly more members of thu
forthcoming legislature are coming
here this time desiring to bring about
greater economy than every bef r ,
and it is probable that a number
minor economies will be made. But
it is agreed by the older and more
experienced -observers here that the
usual efforts to secure econonm s, sutn
as thru a reduction of departments,
bureaus and commissions, will scurcel.,
amount to a drop in the bucket, a? far
as the total state budget is concerned.
It has already been pointed out that
if the general assembly should abolish
all salaries of all state employes m
all state departments and institutions,
. , i 1 . L : -1- .. ..
exclusive ol tne scnoois, nignei edu
cation institutions and the highway
commission, the saving would amount
to only 4.5 per cent ot the total state
Therp is a good deal of talk now
bout economizing in the house am ,
enate on the number of employes foi
mis session, just as mere nas '"
before other sessions. It is under
siood that Lieut. Governor A. II.
(Sandy) Graham may seek to abolish
t ie office of senate engrossing clerk
i id reduce the number of employes in
th engrossing office. Those here fa
iliar with the situation know that
the office of engrossing cierk is an
entirely useless office and that it is
I (Continued an back page)
been bitterly cppsea oy me wuu