' H as More Paid-In-Advance Subscribers In Haywood County Than All Weekly Sewspapers Combined
WAYNESVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA
THURSDAY, MARCH 2, 1933
f OL. XLV.
Itagh Massie And Mrs. Nora
Reece Purchase 2 Main
HODERN STORE WILL
HOUSE DEPARTMENT STORE
Workmen started Monday morning
in tearing out the partition and the
Ironts of the two buildings on the
west side of Main street formerly
used as a theatre building and the
-ne used by Martin Electric Company
in preparation of a modern building
which will be the new home of the
JAassie Department Store. .
Final details were completed last
week between Mrs. G. C. Briggs and
Hugh Massie and his sister, Mrs. Nora
Massie Keece, who purchased from
Mr Hriggs, the two buildings and
arc having them made into a modern
building for the future home of their
T C. Norris was awarded the con
trad for remodeling the building, and
lnul ID men at work Tuesday morn
ing. It was announced that only Way
nesville labor will be used on the building-
The new building will have only
ulit. main entrance with modernistic
windows and trimmings. The window
framing will be nickel plated and
lht. fiont of the building made in
cream brick. A black marble slab
will extend from the floor to the bot
tom of the display windows.
The new building will be about
twice as wide as the present building
the tirm is located in.. The new build
ing being -111 feet wide. .
The contractor intends to have the
building complete by the middle of
While in St Louis recently, Mr.
Massie bought new Ifixtures for the
entire store including window nxtuies.
While there he spent much time in
getting expert advice and blueprints
on the most modern interior plans for
Mr. Massie stated that no new lines
would be added to the stocks, but that
tht. lines now carried would be enlarg
ed, and the .store depattmentized. The
stock will b0 divided into seven prin
An oak floor will be constructed in
the new store, and also a concrete
basement. The basement will be used
for storage only.
The enlargement of quarters for
the store is in keeping with the in
crease in business, Mr, Massie said.
The new store will be a credit to a
town the size of Waynesville, accord
ing to those who have gone uyar the
plans of the new store.
The Massie Department Store began
business here five years ago at the
present site. The building in which the
firm is now located is the property of
Clyde H. Ray. '..''.'!
It. IL Haynes, 55, Is
Buried At Clyde On
Deceased Had Spent All His
Life In Clyde. Had Been
Sick For Sometime
R, 11. Haynes, oil, who died at the
home of his brother F., E. Haynes, in
Clyde last Monday night about 12
o'clock, was buried at Clyde Wednes
day afternoon, with Rev. R. P. Mc
Oracken, pastor of the Baptist church
in charge of the services at the Bap
tist church, of .which the' deceased was
Mr. Haynes has been in ill health
for several years with heart trouble.
Mr. Haynes was a son of the late
Humphrey Posey Haynes, for many
years one. of the most prominent citi
zens of the. county and for several
teinis the member from Haywood
county in the Stale Legislature. For
many years R. II. Haynes had not
been in business. His health failed
a number of years ago. He was re
garded as an exemplary citizen.
Brothers and sisters surviving are:
Mrs. J.. Wiley Shook, of Greensboro;
Mrs.'W. H. Rich, of Wavcross, Ga.;
Mrs. D. M. Caldwell, of Clyde; Mrs.
George Brooks, of Clyde; Mrs. .John
I). Wood, of Greer, S.' C; Mrs. L. B.
White, of live Oak, Fla.; James H.
Haynes, Mark P. Haynes, Frank E.
Haynes, and Grove? C. Haynes. all of
Clyde. . ' .
Howell Bill Would
Validate Tax Sales
The Senate Tuesday received the
Howell bill which validates tax sales
b y various municipalities in Haywood,
Graham, Swain, Jones, Jackson and
Cherokee counties. Originally intro
duced by Representative Howell to
apply only to Haywood county, the
: bill was amended to embrace the other
counties Monday. .
As received by the Senate Tuesday,
the bill provides that the authorities
'if municipalities in these counties
have until October 15 to hold tax
sales for 1929, 1930, and 1931. It also
validates all tax sales held later than
prescribed by law.
Bids Amounting To
On Soco Gap Road
Bids for the construction of
the Soco Gap road were opened
in Raleigh Tuesday, and it was
found that the low bid was sub
mitted by C. A. Ragland, of
Louisburg, who submitted the
bid of $110,456.60 for the 8.4t
W. H. Anderson Construction
Co., of As-heville, submitted the
lowest bid for necessary struc
tures. This bid was $11,244.30.
The Highway Commission was
to meet again Wednesday and
officially award the contracts.
The Soco Gap road will be of
crushed stone and asphalt, ac
cording to the contractor's speci
fications which were bid on. The
read will be IS feet wide.
The bids above were part of
the eight projects let Tuesday
bv the state at a cost of $444.
449.110. Mrs. S. C. Liner, 66,
Dies Here Tuesday
At Daughter's Home
Was Native of This County.
Funeral Services Were
Funeral services were held at the
Methodist church Wednesday after-
, on j'.t :i:M0 .'o'clock for Mrs, S- C.
Liner, (Hi, who (lied at -the home of her
laughter, Mr. C. G. Logan, early Mon
day night after a lengthy illness." .
Rev. Wade Johnson, pa":. tor -'of the
Methodist church, had charge of the
services. Active pallbearers were
Hugh Jolly. Harry Hyatt, Theodore
.Mct'rackon, Jerry Liner,. J. II. Boyd,
and Dr. S. 1'. Gay,
Mrs. Liner was a sister of the late
complication of .diseases.. She bad
spent: several weeks in the hospital,
jut had returned to. her daughter's
home before her death. She: was the
laughter of the late William and
Mary Battle Rhinehart and was rear
ed in the old Battle residence hero
Mrs. Liner was a sistero f the late
Mrs. C. B. Atkinson. She is survived
by her husband; two daughters, Mrs.
0. G. Logan, Waynesville, and Mrs.
B. IL Pearson, Nashville, Term.; a
grandson, C. G. Logan. J r , St. IV
eis'mrg. Kla.; and a sister, Mrs. W.
F. Lee,' of Raleigh and Waynesville.
vlrs. Logan and Mrs, Pearson were at
her bedside when death came.
Hugh Massie Named
Superintendent I n
Methodist S, School
Hugh Massie was recently appoint
ed superintendent of the adult de
partment of the Methodist Sunday
School, comprising four classes, two
women's Classes and two men's.
The class of men who have as their
teacher, the Rev. Wade Johnson, have
launched a membership drive, with
Frank Ferguson, Jr., and Lee Davis
captains of the two teams. Much
interest is being shown in the contest
and the leaders expect at least a
hundred present- by next Sunday.
A drive is being put on to. increase
membership in. all classes.
Teachers of these classes have been
selected as follows: The Rev. and
Mrsi Wade Johnson, Professor. K. J.
Robeson, and Mrs. J. M. Kellet, The
older men will meet in the auditorium
of the church for the study of the
lesson each Sunday, the elder women
will meet '. in the ladies' .. parlor, the.
younger men in the pastor'? study
and the younger 'women . in a class
room on, the second story of the
3G0 EXPECTED TO
ENCE HERE APRIL
Annual Meeting Of Women's
Missionary Division Of
Methodist tominjf Here
The annual meeting of the Wo'
nian's Missionary Society of the West
ern North Carolina Conference of tne
Methodist church, will meet in Way.
nesville April 18-20 with approximate
ly 300 delegates expected from all
parts of the conference present, it was
The Western conference includes
about one-half of the state, compris
ing all territory west of Charlote.
Greensboro and Winston-Salem.
Mrs. C- C. Weaver, of Winston
Salem, president of the women's work
of the western conference, will be
here and will preside at the meetings.
The program has not been complet
ed to date it was said, but several out
standing women of the conference and
others are expected to take part on
the two-day program.
All sessions will be held in uv
Methodist church here. Definite an
nouncements will be made later.
fljst?- 49m op nation 7
MiW'rrWi ON NEXT l
John X. (iai.no:' will become .-vice pic.-idont about ;0 minutes before franklin lb
Roosevelt takes -the oath as I'i osidont. ' With full knowledge that few .inaugurations'
have followed exactly the time schedule set tor the Ceremonies, the inaugural com
mittec announced this 'program tor the principal events of the day: 12 o'cloek noon
Inauguration of Vice President Garner in the senate' chamber; 1.2:40 p. m. I'rOsideu
tial paitv leaves for the inaugural rostrum before the national capitol. lli:f0 p, in.
Oath of . office ' administered to Mr. Roosevelt by Chief Justice Hughes and the beginning
of the inaugwal a.dd.css which may .require only S minutes. 1:1, p. in. to 1 :2o p. m.
-CM'r, and. Airs, Roosevelt leave for the White (louse;
cade. !ii p. m. Inaugural ball,
COMPANY SOLD TO
R. V. AND WM. ERK
New Owners Are From. 'Tampa,
Fla. Flan To Enlarge
Succeeding II. L. Liner and J. II.
Barnes, joint- proprietors -and owners
of the Walls Novelty company, manu
facturers of many different patterns
of novelties in wood, R. V. Krk and
his father, William Erk, took over
the plant Tuesday morning, their
purchase of it. having been, complet
ed Monday afternoon. The Messrs.
Krk are from Tampa, Fla., where
they have been for some years in
U. V. Ivrk said that in taking over
the plant "his .first purpose will be to
en large the area of sales, or to ex
press it .differently, the objective of
the new owners will be to cover the
entire .''field of the United State-. He
said he now had a salesman in New
York City, and hoped soon to estab
lish connection with 'salesmen on the
Pacific coast, in New Orleans, Chicago
and St. Louis. He said that he would
begin to make arrangements for an
exhibit at. the Chicago World's Fair
that opens June 1.
The purchase price , has hot been
disclosed, but the information given
out is that an amount of money suffi
cient to enlarge the plant in its pales
operations and manufacture will be
put in. It . is not the purpose at this
time, it was stated, to change . the
name of the plant, or to change in any
way the quality of the -.product or the
make of the novelties; but there will
be added from time to time other pat
terns that, will add materially to the
output ami sales. Mr. Krk said that
he had in mind .some old games t hat
he had seen played in his childhood
and had gone out of vogue, but he
felt should come back, and he was
going to have: some patterns in -hand-,
ciaft of these old games and aid in
bringing them back into use. :
It is understood that a, full organ
ization of the running part of the
plant will be made in a short, while,
but, for the present, the same general
outfit, and the same shop, personnel
will; continue as at . present. H. L.
Liner and J. II. Barnes, former own
ers, will Continue as operatives in. the
plant, and the force will be. increased
as the trade demands.
Mr. Krk emphasized the statement
. (Continued on p: ge ",)
New Beauty Parlor
Opens Here Friday
The Jo Ann Beauty Khop will be
formally opened here Friday after
noon between the hours of 4 and G.
The new beauty parlor is located in
the same building with Ann d'Orrs
Dress Shop. During the past few days
the interior of the building has been
rearranged and repainted.
Elizabeth Meredith will have gener
al charge of both the beauty shop and
the dress shop. Miss Fay Kilpatrick
will be operater in .'. ocauty shop,
and Miss Josephine Iavis will be
associated with Mrs. Meredith in the
Meet Friday To
Make Plans For
Enthusiastic Meeting Held Last
Friday. Flans Made For
Thi! (ii -t definite step .towards get
ting' a ((immunity house for Wayru:"
v.l i township, will get under way to
oi.urow night. Friday, at K o'clock in
:ie commissioner's room at the eourt
.. m.;.'. when" a representative .of. each
rg.mization in the township will meet
:,) make further plans for the erec
tion of such a house in the near fu
ture. Last Friday r.ight a .similar meet,
ing was held with 32 present. The
purpose of the community house , and
the need of one was freely given by
Doyle Alley at the r qile-t of Guy
.Massie, temporary chairman of the
community house project.
Mr. Alley told the meeting that the
proposed community house was no',
being sponsored by the American Le
gion, .for their use only, but that the
idea of a community house originated,
or at Ic'lst was brought to light in an
American Legion meeting and that
members of the Legion were trying to
I'd the movement before the people
of the community as a community
: :-; and not for any organization,
'".The tentative plans as outlined arc
.roi' a i hnrable location to be donated
'o the. community, and a building ?uit
:i..li'.i'oi' meetings and a gymiia ium be
recte:! ,d:i this. lot. A playground
"ri:h suit;i!d( etiuipment- for the small
rhi -"drc'ii. and tennis, courts, volley
b'.lf courts aii'l. similar plots to be
m:. !- on", the
!;!.-; ' ha 'i.' a
ground... Sw i m m i ng
o been mi a ione i n
.. Tlie ii i:i c cHii,! lie ti ed a i;ea':-
uarte.'s for conventions, anil the incet-
.'nV'Mi' of - various ortr:i'oiz;itions
,( t'ontinued d'l p'
Tiustees Of L a k ei
fllel Here Wednesday
The trustees of the Lake Junalus
ka Methodist. Assembly met here WJed
nes.d iy in response to a call meeting
by 'ames Atkins, receiver for the As
embly. ihe purpose and nature of the
meeting was not : disclosed, although
Mr. -Atkins' did state that he and the
: t( "s were encourr.ged and that
'lungs looked brighter to them.
it- expected that some announce
:rrnt regarding Wednesday's meet
iag will be made public- within, the
nvst few weeks.
Those attending the meeting were;
E. A. Cole, of Charlotte; Dr. J. A.
Harmon. Macon. Ga.; Dr. A. V.
I'iyler. Greensboro; Dr. Paul Powell,
fW nt.nr k'v ITon (' Stimson.
N'-fshville, Tenn.; J. A. Anderson,
ashvi!!t'Tiin; Dr. H. C. Smith,
Durham; and L7H. Burghard. Macon,
Ga.- '-.'.. .
p. in. inaugural pa
HOWELL BILL FOR
Tax Suneivisoi's Duties Are
(Jiven. Would Keceive
SI 200 Salary
The senate committee on linance
has Uiider considei at ion the bill authorizing-,
the Haywood county hoard of
coiiiiiiiissioiiei's l.o appoint U.tax super
visor. 'I he bill, int roduced by Representa
tive Howell, and alrcaily passed the
house, would authorize (he board of
((imiiil-.-ioiiei's t" lis t in' . supervisor s
salary at a sum not to exceed $1,20(1
The d .! ic -- "it or 1 :t un i . isor
no deline:l: "Thai iii aildifion '.'to the
dutii-s now pi escribcii, or w hich niav
be prescribed b;, tin' general laws for
tax supervisors, he shall li t the taxes
for Waynesville township; pieparo
the tax scrolls I'pr tile county, J-Ci'p
all accurate record of'-all 1 ransfors d'
real property; an'' furnish the list
takers and a-sc.-sois " with a list of
tiansfer iii their respective townships;
prepare -and keep an accurate alpha
betical indexed record of all delinquent
taxes, showing whether Kohl or not,
and if sold, the da'. , to whom, an.'.
When paid;, and said supervisor shall
make- diligent search for property riot
on the tax books, and shall '"enter: such
discoveries as lit! may make on the
tax books, according to law; said
supervisor shall receive and collect
al! del in'ijucnt taxes, ami under the
-direction of the board of commission
ers, shall perform the duties of com
missioner, to sell 'and convey lands for
Miss 11a Green Is
Winner In Slate-
e C ;&ni.e.s t
.Miss Ha (ireen of this eity, won the
yoe.njr woman's auxiliary awaid in
the Ktate-widi' stev.aiidship declama
tion contest held by the l!a))tist Wo
man's '.Missionary Union in : its con
vention in Witistori-Salem Tuesday,
. Miss Green competed here and in
Asheville in the contest and Was sent
to Winston-Salem to represent the
ttetitern' district.. She-was one of the
five contestants taking part in the
Trick Faucet In
; A novel feature that is causing
much comment and arousing a lot of
curiosity, is the window display at
An ordinary .faucet suspended by
two ?m' 11 threads seems to have a
t' ady stream of water flowintr-. from
;t constantly. There is no connection
t-i the back- oif the faucet, and the
water 'falls down into a small pan un
derneath the faucet.
Peotjle bv the dozens have stopped
and wondered just how it worked.
CITY BOARD NOT
TO SELL TIMBER
All Members Of Board And
Mayor Make Statements That
They Are Against
MATTER HAS REEN TOPIC
OF MUCH DISCUSSION
Ten Times More Damage Than
Front Would Re Done If
Timber Is Sold,
"1 am opposed to the matter, and
have no idea of taking such steps,
and ,he members of the board of al
dermen h ive never discussed or men
tioned the matter to me." said Mayor
('. H. Atkin on when questioned about
the matter of cutting the chestnut and
pulp wood from the Waynesville
watershed, which is a topic of much
discussion in Waynesville since llep
r, ..entr.tive ,1. II. Howell got a bill
P isscd 'ii the General Assembly which
gave the board, of aldermen of Way
nesville the ric'ht. to sell the pulp and
acid wood on the Waynesville wa
tershed. "The bill was passed giving the
oriuii power to sell the chestnut wood
I' tiny wanted to. but 'he present,
ho ;r -I haw no intention of doiiic ; ucli
a thing, "Mayor Atkins continued.
T. N Massie. who has been a niem
er . ' 1-'" '; ' ! : i !.. : ' the
i-e: -,!! jcmi:;. said. "I he board HI'
cl.leruei.i have no idea of selling the
'fiT'iu' on the W;iy nes il h w.'itei'slied."
"The, tee." he continued, "the board
'r : :Ih
on! se'll t i in lier from the (lal't
watershed tint we now get
from if anv timber va ; sold,
bid !"o to that: part of the.wa
I -which is a mile ;md a quar.t.ei.
the place where our water is
pod to th( city. Thin is .mortr-
of ! ie "i";e wat.erslied. and probably
'.ill not be used for -10 or 50 years,
because the present, source of supply
is furnisiving lis about, three tinies
more vva'er Ihan we use."
."K.vcn if the board wanted to soil the
timber, or had any intention of selling
any of it, the present market price
would not warrant the sale of it at the
present. The most we could hope t
realize from the sale of the timber,
and we have lieen told that there are
10,000 cords of chestnut, a million
feet of saw timber and 1,000 cords of
pulp wood up there, would he almost
nothing.'' The price now is lowest in
1!. T. Messer, who ii; (diairiiian ol'
Ihe wafer department, on the board,
-t.'ited. "I am not in favor of selling
the timber, and in fact, 1 never have
been. 1 don't think' that it is the right,
thinit' tci do, because we could not
realize anything- To sell Hie timber
would do IK times more damage to
the Wiite'shed tlean
he hi I
I did Hot h ive1 to he passed
lon't believe il. will ever he
I know, there is no
movement, on foot by the hoard to
sell one hit (if thU timber. it v. !.:;
discussed m lung time Jigo, tii.' rather
1'H'oaght tip by . an. outsider, hue the
board v,"'s opiosed to such action, and
are still 'opposed to it," be continued.
J. M. raltni'i-. who was .". jipointed
member of the board last December.,
stated "I am bitterly opposed to cut
ting the timber On our watershed. .
And .sine" I have been on the. board,
the Mayor of any member of the
boa i:(l have not even: as nuicli as
meritioiied the matter to me. I am .
again-! e.ny such mo vein en ( . i'lierc
hits not been tiny plans madie. bv the
Ixiard to .soil "the. timber: on the wau r
shed silice I hitve been on the l.ioard."
"To sell the timber u.P . thcte ve
would ilo $:(). (MM! dam:!gi for each
.$1,000 received for the wood. 1 art!
The Waynesville watershed con
sists of about '.i.oiin acres and is about
eit'.'hl mill s from '.Waynesvillei it the
hea(l of Allen's C reek, -A reeept es
timated value lias iieen place Ton the
watershed at a ball million dollars, :
Some few -y; -acs . ::g; (lilberi: ('-.
White fbV('iiio--t: tvat( r works -. 'einrin-e'erv-
to-! if ( Tyde . P.ay. . then mayor of
t h i c i t y ,-1 h at ; b e V;:y lies v i lie i t " r -': ;
shed wa - lie- best .'Watershed '-'"in the..
Co'iiitry. (tl',--r experts have iira.de
si:i.il r i eaiarks during the pa-t years. .
' Ftr-inier visitors coming hero are
ire-nte-eed. wdtlv- the wonderful Water
that Wayie'sville is -supplied with, and
W'ithout a doubt, Waynesvilh'i; water
is one of the biggest drawTng cards to
the city for tourists. - ,
With these facts in mind, the people
of Waynesville and community -could'
not . grasp the idea of the bill being
passed in the assembly grantinsr the
board the power to cut the timber
from the water supply source of the
city, ami it has been a topic uf much
discussion durimr the past few weeks.
' The statements from the board and
mayor, . of this city given above ,
should clear up all question- linger
ing in the minds of those wondering
W'hat v:.ns: ecoing to ho, .-done- about the
!1TH K VY MOYIN UK I 'I'Y SHOP
Klith Kay's Beaut v ''Shop moved the
':,s of !" week into the Schulhofer,
iji'ditrg 'on- .Main-, street herev
The '.building now beinsr occupied by
'he beauty shop, is one of the newest
.Ind most modern buildings in the city.