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lias More Paid-ln-AJnime Subscribers In HdyuooJ County Than ill H'ivA.y Xetfspjptrs Combine J
WAYNESVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA
TIURSDAY, FEBRIARY 25. !::!
DIED LAST SAT
Well Known Waynesville Man
Was Senator In, Nebraska.
Ill Short Time.
WAS BURIED TUESDAY
AT HASTINGS, NEBRASKA
Funeral -services for Joseph Man
son Turbyfill. who Saturtay
morning at 7:40 o'clock in the Catho
c ho" Pit t-Lincoln. Neb were
held at St- Mark's Episcopal church,
Hasting?. Neb., at 2 o'clock Tuesday
afternoon, according to a telegram
received here by Mr. and Mrs. P. L.
Turbyfill. his father and mother.
Additional information as to the
illness and death of Mr. Turbyfill, a
native and former resident of Waynes
ville, who has been living in Nebraska
for about 13 years, is that on Tues
,iav evening after getting back from
Waynesville, where he had been to at
tend the golden wedding of his par
ents, he became ill with pleurisy,
which on Wednesday evening devel
oped into pneumonia. He was imme
diately taken to the Catholic hospital
,n Lincoln, Neb., where he passed
away Saturday morning. His wife,
who. before their marriage, was Miss
Clara Chick, of Hastings, Neb., was at
his bedside when he died.
Joseph Turbyfill was born here
September 5, 1890. He is remembered
here as one of the young men. who
have gone out from Haywood county
and made good' in his adopted com-'
munity. He graduated from high
school in the class of 1909. After
graduating from Washington and Lee
University and getting his law train
ing at the University of North Caro
lina, he passed the bar examination
in this state in February, 1915. and
obtained his licejise to practice law.
He received his law degree from the
State University in June, 1915. He
began the practice of law in Waynes
ville in partnership with the late J
W, Ferguson in the fall of 1915, had
his first case tried before Judge Gar
land S, Ferguson, and left in May,
1917, for Fort Oglethorpe to attend
the first officers' training school
where he obtained his commission as
second lieutenant. He saw active ser
vice in the field in France with the
MOCth ammunition train in the 81st di
vision, Before the war ended he hud
won his commission as first lieutenant.
Returning to Waynesville after the
war. he decided to locate in Hastings,
Noli,, where he had since resided. In
a few years after locating there, he
(Continued on page 4)
Interest Is Gaining
In Community House
Project For This City
interest in the community house
movement is gaining, according to
those back of the movement. Several
meetings have been held during the
past few days in an effort to select a
suitable site for the erection of a com.
munity house which would be on the
order of a Y- M. C. A. building, with
swimming pools and gymnasium, and
Sever'al sites are now being investi
gated and it was said Wednesday that
the prospects for the erection of such
a building was encouraging.
Although no definite announcement
could be made this week, it w'as said,
it is the general belief of those work
ing on the project that something defi
nite can be announced by next week.
For the past few weeks quite a
bit of interest has developed in . the
movement that was -started to erect
a community or public building in the
interest of 'all .Waynesville and Hay
wood people. This was started for
the sole purpose of giving every or
ganization in the community the op
portunity of a central meeting place.
The twenty or more organizations in
the community are equally interested
for spiritual uplift of the civic life
of the community. A big feature of
the project is recreational activities.
We therefore might call it Communi
ty Recreational Building.
Friday night at 8 o'clock at the
courthouse a committee of three from
each of the 20 odd organizations will
be called together for the purpose of
electing a Steering Committee. There
w ill probably be five or seven on this
committee whose sole. duty it will be
to work out the plans, and formulate
recommendations to lay before a
meeting which is to be held at the
courthouse at the date appointed by
'he steering committee. Not more
than one member of this steering
committee can come from an individ
ual organization in the community.
Ao organization, fraternal, religious
or civic, will receive any priority influ
ence or recognition over another in
making this drive, Neither will any
group accept responsibilities or priv
ileges over other groups' except as
there capabilities, financially, in put
ting the work over. Let me say again
''This is a community proposition."
May we decide definitely one of two
things, First we will join hands, ail
working together for this one project,
and put it over or Second, let's go no
further than our next meeting.
B. D. BUNN.
Hit By Shots Aimed
At F. D. Roosevelt
Zangara Sentenced 80 Y ears For
In Miami, Fla.
Mrs. Joe H. Gill, of Miami, Fla..
who was wounded in the stomach
when Giuseppe Zangara attempted to
assassinate President-elect Roosevelt
in- Miami last Wednesday night, is
well known in Waynesville. having
Leen a summer resident here for sev
In the summer of 1932 Mrs. Gill and
her husband occupied the summer
heme here of Judge Frank Smathers.
of Miami. The summer home is on
Smathers street near the site of the
eld White Sulphur Springs hotel.
Mrs. Gill has many friends here who
have been much concerned over her
condition. She is in the Jackson Mem
orial hospital, Miami
Late reports from her bedside were
that she was "getting along as well
us could be expected."
As scornful of the law as when he
tried with fanatical zeal to assassi
nate President-elect Franklin D.
Roosevelt last Wednesday night,
Giusseppe Zangara Monday pleaded
guilty to four counts of attempt to
murder and was sentenced to 80 years.
Zangara is 33. His sentence of 20
years in each case, running consecu
tively, constitute life imprisonment at
Raiford State prison or hard labor in
the Florida roud camps.
However, should Mayor Anton Cer
mak of Chicago or Mrs. Joe Gill,
prominent Miami society woman, die
of the wounds they received when
spectators deflected Zangara's aim at
Mr. Roosevelt, the state will seek a
first degree murder indictment and the
The sentences were for trying
to kill the President-elect. Russell
Caldwell, Coconut Grove, Fla., Miss
Margaret Kruis. Newark, N. J., and
W. J. Sinnott, New York policeman
(Continued on page eight)
Robinson Now At
Farmer County Agent To Be At
New York School For Next
Jas. L. Robinson, former county
agent here, left Saturday for Cornell
University at Ithaca, N. Y., where
he will continue the study of Agricul
tural Economics, the study which he
specialized in when a student at the
University of Tennessee.
Mr. Robinson plans to be at Cornell
at least a year and the possibilities
are that he will remain there two
WlidM Viv Vine finished hiv. work at
Cornell Mr. Robinson plans to enter
some educational neia, prouaDiy a
branch of the agricultural department
of the government.
For the present Mrs. Robinson and
children will remain here before leav
ing for Ithaca.
Just hpf ore leavine- here, the former
county agent was asked to meet with
Tennessee officials in regard to court
agent work in that state, put ne naa
already made plans to enter cornea.
Mr T?Viinsnn had heeri here 3 vears
and three months, and had made a
host of f riends who regret his -leaving..'':-
:.';'. . ,':'-' ,
He was a member ot tne uazeiwoou
Booster's Club, the Rotary Club, a
ivinson and a Junior, and was an act.
Ministers Here To
Unite In Lent
Services In March
An interesting service of inter-denominational
services will be held in
the different churches of Waynesville
every Wednesday night during March
at 8 p. m.
Rev. R. P. Walker, Presbyterian,
will preach in the Episcopal church
on Ash Wednesdav. March 1st.
Rev. L. B. Hayes, Presiding Elder,
is scheduled for March 8th in the
On March 15th the service will be
held in the Methodist church, with
Rev. II. W. Baucom preaching.
Rev. Wade Johnson will preach in
the Baptist church on the night of the
22nd. ' ', :
On the last Wednesday , night in
March, the 29th, the Eev- Albert
New will preach in Hazelwood Pres
Noonday services will be held in
the Waynewood Theatre, by kind per
mission of Mr. Jas. Massie, every day
from Monday, April 3rd. until
Maundy Thursday inclusive.
Then on Good Friday in Grace
Episcopal church, at the hour of noon,
will be held the usual "Three Hour's
Service," with all the ministers in
This splendid maniiest'tinn of
ministerial brotherhood and co-operation
pronii es to be fruitful in the de
velopment of the spiritual life of this
Soeo Gap Road
Contract To Be
Let February 28
Chairman E. B. Jeffreys, of
the state highway commission,
announced this week that con
tracts would be awarded on Feb
tuary 2S for the grading and
crushed stone for Highway No.
293, known as the Svko Gap
Read, from Dellwood to the
Jackson county line, a distance
of 8.49 miles.
It was learned here that the
road will be a crushed stone road
for the present.
F. A. BURGIN WILL
RETIRE AS MAIL
CARRIER On TUES.
Is Placed On Retired List Be
cause Of 65th Birthday
BEEN IN SERVICE FOR
26 YEARS ON 2 ROUTES
Next Tuesday F. A. Burgin will
deliver his last batch of mail to his
patrons, and become a member of the
retired postal workers organization
which is 'composed of men who have
reached theag? of 65' while working
for Uncle Sam. Mr. Burgin will be
For twenty-six long year, Mr.
Burgin has been delivering mail on
the rural routes from this city, and
during the course of over a epjarter
of a century, he has come in contact
with thousands of people, and every
kind of weather, but Mr. Burgin looks
back over his career as a rural mail
carrier and finds that for every hard
ship there lingers a pleasant memory
of the days gone by.
On December 6, 1906 the veteran
mail carrier delivered his first mail,
and for 6 weeks acted in the capacity
of substitute carrier. At the end of
six weeks he received his appointment
as rural carrier and was assigned
route three. This was February 15,
At that time John Crimes was post
master and the post office was a wood
en structure located about where the
American Cafe now stands, just across
the street from the First National
The territory served by route three
now is practically the same as it was
in 1907, Mr. Burgin explained, except
for the fact that he had to deliver
mail to Hazelwood each afternoon
after the 5 o'clock train arrived, as
there was no station or post office at
(Continued on page eight)
"Wid" Medford Was Famous Bear
Hunter And Yarn Teller In The
"Wid" Said He Killed Enough Rattle Snakes To Build A Wall 2
Feet High Around Haywood County; Many Other Yarns
Just As "Far-Fetched."
F.1-NiYte Bark in 1876 J A. Fran
cis and "Wid" Medford were buddies,
and when "Wid" got started telling
yarns, especially bear fights, there
was usually some interesting facts
brought forth, and some of the yarns
are retold here by Mr. Francis. .......
(By J. A. FRANCIS)
After the election in 1876 when the
administration changed from the Re
publican rule to the Democratic anu
a new constitution adopted by the
people and white supremacy restored,
a new era seemed to dawn in our
southland. The people of Waynes
ville and surrounding country began
to realize the great possibilities that
lay out before them. Especially the
western section of the state and Way
nesville and surrounding country with
our healthful climate and invigorating
air Inftv noalfa and mirp water and
beautiful scenery and hospitable people
began to lure tourists to n aynesyme
for which she had become famous as
a summer resort.
For the entertainment of the slim
mer visitors great efforts began to be
put forth by the people. In the build
ing of new houses and repairs being
made to those already built, Improv
ing streets, opening up . n.ew ones and
building plank sidewalks on Main
street and other sections of the town
was under way. Sanitary conditions
we re more carefully looked after, and
enterprises began to spring up.
J. L. Smather.-i carried a line of
regular merchandise at that time in
addition to livery business, transpart
ing tourists and baggage from Ashe
ville and other points. He was also
engaged in buying produce, stock, -v'y.
shipping it to the southern .'market-;
In 1878 S. J. and D. L. ShulhoiT. r
moved to Waynesville and went into
the merchantile business in a house
where the post office now stands. Also
carried on a livery business. They
bought and shipped beef cattle to the
southern markets. Saddle horses and
buggies and hacks were in great de
S. .? SflUJLHOFER
I PASSES AWAY AT
i RICHMOND HOME
Was Merchant Here For About
20 Years. Was Large Prop
News that came as a shock to his
many relatives and friends was the
death of Seymore J. Schulhofer, 75.
at his home in Richmond, Va., Feb 14.
Mr. Schulhofer, who had been in
apparently good health, had risen and
for the day when he suffered
an acute heart attack and fell prone
,m his bedroom floor, where his wile
found him some few minutes later.
'Physicians, who were immediately
ummoned. agreed that death came
instantly from an attack of "angina
Mr. Schulhofer, long a property
owner in and around Waynesville,
with his wife, has spent several
months of every year at the Waynes
ville Inn, and visiting in the home of
his brother. L. L. Schulhofer, on
Besides his widow and his brother
I in Waynesville. Mr. Schuhofer is
survived by two brothers and three
sisters in Germany, also by several
nieces and nephews in this country
and in Germany,
Very beautiful and impressive ser
vices were held at the residence on
Monument Avenue. Richmond, with
the Continental Service in the He
brew cemetery, Wediusday afternoon,
Mr. Schulhofer was a merchant here
for about 20 years.
Abou: 10 years ago he built the
brick block of store and office rooms
on the corner of Main street and East
street, one of which is now occupied
by the A&P Tea Company.
Citizens Want Infor
Water Shed Timber
The Mountaineer regrets that full
information regarding the bill in
troduced in the General Assembly by
Representative J, H. Howell which
was "An act to authorize the mayor
and board of aldermen of the town of
Waynesville to sell the chestnut and
pulp timber on the town watershed,"
could not be had for this week's pa
per, as two members of the staff are
confined to their homes with "flu."
There has been quite a bit of inter
est shown here about this matter, and
several have requested The Mountain
eer to get full details regarding the
bill, and to answer such questions as
:o "why this is necessary, how much
will the town benefit from it, and
many other question-
Perhaps this information can be
given next week.
Of 1876, Says Francisl
Accomodations for the tourists were
continually on the increase. It was a
common daily occurrence to see -a num
ber of tourists traveling through the
country on horseback, hacks ; and
mountain hikers going to different
points where they could get a first
view of all of the beautiful lofty moun
tain peaks, and drink our pure moun
tain water and take in our bracing
air. Mountain hikers were an every
Some natives were well acquainted
with the different ranges of the moun
tains, but as a rule "Wid" Medford,
who had become famous as a bear
hunter and noted for his mountain
yarns, lead the list for he knew every
nook and corner of the Balsam Range,
and possessed a tact to meet thq most
intelligent or the rough and tumbled
of the backwoodsman.
'IJis' .'skill and persuasive manner
would attract and impress his hear
ers with the truth of his experiences
as related by him in their hearing.
On one occasion the press association
held a meeting (about '78) in Way
nesville. After the business for which
they came together had been trans
acted .they decided to spend some
time on a hike on some of the most
important points where they could
get a vjew of the surrounding country.
On inquiring they were referred to
"Wid" Medford as a guide. "Wid"
described the view from the different
points, and the decision was Lick
Stone; In their travels "Wid" would
point out different places of interest
where he had come in contact with
the different games of the mountains,
where he had dcluted the wild turkey
of which he had killed enough to feed
.he population of Asheville at that
time for one wees.
"Wid" out-witted the deer, trapped
the wolf, and showed where he would
intice the bear into1 a pen constructed
in such a manner that once in', there
was no way of escaping, also where
(Continued on pag 3)
Tom Cope Gives
Notice Of Appeal
Judje Hill Sentences Defendant
:i To 5 Years For Manslaughter.
Tom Cope, convicted last Wednes
day by a jury, after a trial in Su
perior court here lasting two days, of
the slaying on Highway No. 10. Au
gust 2. 1930, of Cecil Ruff, 15, who
wa- walking on the right hand side of
the highway when he was struck by
;:n automobile said to have been driv
en by Cope, was sentenced Thursday
morning by Judge Frank Hill to serve
a term of from three to five years in
State's Prison. Cope, through his at
torneys. Alley and Alley, gave notice
of appeal to the State Supreme Court.
He was convicted of manslaughter.
Cope's first appeal was taken just a
year ago when he was convicted in
the February term of Superior Court
in Haywood county for the same of
fense, that of the fatal injury of Cecil
Ruff. His sentence then was from
jive to eight years in State's Prison.
Tlii' case was reviewed by the Su
preme Court, and, because of an error
in the charge of the trial judge, the
c se was remanded for trial at this
t.rm of court.
At this trial Cope made the same
defense as at the trial a year ago. first
that he was not driving the ear at the
time the boy was struck, second that
the' car was not driven at a higher
rati' of speed than 45 miles per hour,
ami third that it was not driven in a
rckless or heedless manner. The
St :te, however, put on witnesses to
prove all three of these contentions.
Judge Hill fixed the appearance
bond at $2,500 and the cost at $50,
h;th of which the defendant made.
Brother And Sister
Die Within 12 Hours
Of Each Other Here
J. M. Williams, Of Ratcliff Cove,
And His Sister, Mrs. Keen
er, Pass Away.
J. M. Williams, 88, of Ratcliff Cove,
and Mrs. Sallie Keener, 1)1, of Maggie,
brother and sister, passed away the
first of this week within a period of
less than 12 hours. Both deaths were
the result of heart trouble.
J. M. Williams, a Confederate vcte
!ii'"' lit'd at his homt' i Katcliff Cove
Mondy afternoon at 5:20 o'clock, after
an illness of about live weeks. Funeral
services wert. held Tuesday afternoon
at the home, the Rev. -Frank II. Leath
fiwood and Rev. 1'. ('. Hicks, conduct
ing the "service. .. Interment was' in
Green Hill cemetery, Waynesville.
Mr. Williams was boiii in Ruther
ford county, lie enlisted in the Con
federate erviee from that county
near the beginiiine; of the war anil
served throughout its duration. After
the war he moved to Haywood coun
ty and purchased a home in Ratcliff
Cove,, about two miles from Waynes
ville. For years he was irregular
visitor to Waynesville, nearly always
on foot, walking in and rotin'riin,,- in
a few hours. His wife died some
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs.
Sam Galloway anil .Mis. John Kerley,
uj jasi uaynesvine, and Kobert and
Sam Williams, of Ratcliff Cove. Mr.
Williams was a charter member of
the Ratcliff Cove Baptist church and
a member of the Pink Welch camp
of the United Confederate veterans
Mrs. Sallie Keener died Tuesday
morning about 0 o'clock at the home
of A. S. Bradley near Maggie, about
10 miles from here, after an illness
of several days,
Mrs. Keener is survived by'- her
niece, Mrs. A. S. Bradley, at whose
home she had been living for a num
ber of years, and two step-sons, John
Keener; clerk of the court Murphy,
and Amos Keener, who live Gaston
Funeral services were held at the
A. S. Bradley home Wednesday, af
ternoon with Rev. P. C. Hicks
of Canton and Rev. Frank Leather
wood of Waynesville, conducting the
funeral. Interment was made at the
Coldfeter cemetery '.jit. 'Maggie.
Of Courthouse Is
Taken Up At Meet
The board of county commissioners
met Monday for their regular third
Monday session. The general routine
of business was attended to by the
commissioners, the records showed.
; It was Understood, however.; that
the women's organizations who have
been interested -in the movement of
planting shrubbery on the courthouse
grounds, were told to get the land
scape architect to submit, plans to the
The board did not obligate them
selves to accept any part of the plans,
it was said, but would take them un
der careful consideration, and it was
believed that plans satisfactory to
everyone would be worked out.
ROUTE 4 WILL BE
FIRST OF MARCH
Will Be Consolidated With Way
nesvillo Routes 2 a red ."5 and
Clyde Route One
NEW TERRITORY IS
(JIVEN BY POSTMASTER
Postmaster T. L. Green announced
this week that after March first Way
nesville Route four will be discontin
ued and consolidated with Waynes
ville Routes two and three and Clyde
This consolidation was brought
about partly because of the retire
ment of route four carrier, F. A. Bur
gin, and the following up of the policy
of the postal department of not em
ploying any new carriers at this time.
Under the consolidation each of the
three carriers of the routes named
above will be given extra compensa
tion for the extra number of patrons
on their routes, it was said.
Beginning March lirst, W. A. Grab!,
carrier for route 2, will have the fol
(Starting at the Post Office, the car
rier will go:-
Northwest to Mooney Cove Road.
Southwest to Homer Justus corner
1.40 and. retrace.
Northwest to Dellwood post otlice.
Northerly to Allison corner.
Northerly to E. J. Howell corner
.40 and retrace.
Northwesterly to Hemphill Creek.
Northeasterly via. Howell.Mill road
North and Northeasterly to Fannie
Northerly to Cove Creek post office
1.H0 and retrace.
Easterly and Southeasterly to Iron
Northerly to J. M. Uotson Store
corner 2.05 and retrace.
Easterly to highway 20!), Bryson
Southeasterly over highway 20!) to
East to Richland Creek Bridge. .r0
South to J. L. Walker corner.
(Southwest to Lcatherwood road.
North to Leathei'wood corner .50
Southwesterly to Roger.-, Cove road.
Easterly to Highway 10 ami Lake
Northwesterly over Highway 10 to
Tate's corner .70 and retrace.
(Southwesterly over Highway 10 to
Howell Mill road.
Westerly on Howell Mill road to
Southwesterly to post office.
Total length 117.80 miles.
On the same date C. W. Minett.
carrier for routt. :i, will follow the
Starting at the Post Otlice, the car-
(Continued on page eight )
The alertness ..of. postal authori
ties in Washington foiled the sec
ond attempt within a week on the
life of President-elect Roosevelt. A
bomb sent from Watertown, X. Y..
was addressed to ..the President-elect
Wednesday. An investigation is being
New -appointments to the Cabinet
Wednesday were: Secretary of State,
Cordell Hull, of Tennessee, and Sec
retary of Treasury, William H. Wood
in, of New York.
Mayor A. J. Cermak, of Chicago,
was said to be somewhat better, by
attending physicians at Miami. Cer
mak was hit by a; bullet intended for
President-elect Roosevelt a week ago.
. The dry law repeal pased the House
in Washington Monday by a vote of
289-121. Dispatches from Raleigh
said that North Carolina will have an
opportunity to vote directly on re pea'
of both state and .national .'prohibition
Jim Corbett, former boxing cham
pion of the world,, died at his home
Saturday following an illness of some
Bethel Hi To Play A
Double Header Here
Friday Night, At 7:30
. What 'looms to be the . most spec
tacular game of the season will be
played at the local gym Friday night '
when the two Bethel teams, regarded
as one of the leading teams of the
section, battle the Mountaineers in a
double header, beginning at 7;.'!0.
The Mountaineers are just a little
hi low par this season, but have been
nutting in some extra practice this
week in an effort to win. over the
Bethel teams Friday.
': On Saturday night the Mountain
eers will meet the strong Asheville
t'ams here, Coach W'eath'iby an
MISS Bl SHNELL ILL
Miss Eleanor BVhnell. society edi
tor of The Mountaineer, is confined to
her home with "flu,"