js Mom PaiJ-ltt-1 Jy Jmv Subicrib.'rs In Hmju-ooA County Than All It'ccA Xewspapers Combined
WAYNESVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA
THl'KSDAY, MAY i, 1933
STORE TO HAVE
OPENIJNG Fit I.
New Store Will Serve Refresh
ments On Opening Day. Store
Is .Modern Throughout.
Ma ie's Department Store will
iw,ve s formal grand opening on
Friday, Mav 5, according to a two
page advertisement in 'Ihe Mountain
eer Vodav- ' Refreshments consisting
of punch, cakes and candies will be
served Souvenirs will be given the
The task of removing
the stock ot
onoils trom the old
stand was begun
t.n-i,,.i - and has been coniukted, and
together with new stock has been com
pleatly arranged and in readiness io:
the opening Friday.
The new place has just boeni completed-
It was formerly two stole
looms, one the Victory theater build
ing, and the other the store room from
which the Martin Llectrie company
lecently moved. Two rooms have oeen
made into one by the removal ot a
partition, a new roof, a new floor,
and the whole of the interior and ex,
tenor remodeled, making it one of
the finest and most up-to-date store
buildings west of Asheville. It is lo
cated on Main street and next uoor
to the building where the store has
been for the past seven years.
The new store room is one ol the
largest in Western North Carolina,
being 42 1-2 feet wide fronting on
Main street and 120 feet long, giving
a floor space of 5,100 square feet, an
' increase of 1,000 square feet over the
The show windows extend the en
tire distance across the front of the
building, 17 feet deep. Ihe entire
room is well lighted with seven large
windows in the rear and three on the
side with two large skylights. There
are 14 large hanging lights in the
main store room and 15 smaller ones
in the show windows.
Seventy-seven tables for the display
of poods were put into place Monday.
Both tables and walls are finished in
natural pine. In the rear ot the room
the office, well furnished, is. elevated
above the general level ol the floor
about eight feet.
The basement room is 25 feet wide
and CO feet long, finished and ready
tor the display of goods, should it be
V. H. Massie and his sister, Mrs.
C. J. Reeee, are proprietors of this
RETURN OF BEER
Small Crowd On Hand Monday
At 12:01 To Greet Return
The sale of beer in 'vYaynesville at
1.2:01 Monday morning did not come
up to the expectations of many. At i
the hour when the legal 3,2 brew went -on
sale, only a small quiet crowd was i
on hand at the places where' the suds
wart on sale to partake ot the first'
legal breyy m ytars.
I-ater on in the morning, several i
score ot curiosity seekers made pur
chases. These first sales were mostly
confined to the younger set.
A check up ot the places where oeer
is.-being sold showed that only a few
cases were sold Monday morning.
The s'ales later on Monday took an.
upward trend when the older set from
the outlying districts came in to make
their first purchases of the legal suds.
1'iactically all repeat sales h'ave been
made to tho o!der set, as the younger
set have already shown a dislike for
The main complaint, it was learned,
was the price. Some dealers stated
th.it as soon as the price drops that
sales will advancd while others were
of the opinion that no matter what
the price is the majority of the young
er set will not be interested in beer
uecause of the taste.
One dealer stated that he had not
mane a single reneat sale to a young
person, although the majority of his
first sales were to tho.'ie in their
- twenties. . ..
At no time since 12 01 Monday
morning Was the demand been any
where near the point of exhausting
the stock, on hand. I
One dealer stated that he expected j
: to sell more draught beer than the
bottled beer, but did not have any
idea when he would be prepared to
meet this trade.
Edwin Haynes, Register of Deeds,
reported Tuesday that only four
licenses to sell beer have been issued
in the county, although several have
a city permit, it was learned. Two
; in Wsynesville, one at Balsam and one
1 near Lake Junaluska were all that
were issued. Two stores from Canton
have in applications and also one other
The county license is $25 and the
State ?5. The city license is $10 on
own premises and $15 off premises.
Mr. R. T. Messer. who has been con
fined to his home for some time, was
reported to be some better Wednesday
R. U. Coffey, own-.-- oi Way
nesville Haidwaiv i oinpanv
staled yesterday tnai his busi
ness i or the montli of April hau
increased over S-100 over the
same month last year.
April of 1!:;2 Mr. Coffey did
not tun any advertising m the
columns ui this paper. In Apn!
ot l'.Uo there was not an issue
tnat he uid not have an adver
tisement. We are not saving
that his advertisement, wis re
sponsible tor all the $-100 in
crease in business, but it is cer
tain that it helped.
During the month ot May Mr.
( otley will have an ad each
J. C. FISHER, 74
DIES AFTER A 5
DAYS' ILLS ESS
Was Former Superintendent Ol
.). ". Fisher, 74, for
supei mtendent ol the
ton company tannery
died Tuesday morning
about 27 years
at 1:4!! o'clock
at the home of his son-in-law, C. N.
Allen, following a stroke of apoplexy
on Thursday, April 27. Previous to
the stroke he had been in his usual
health. He was at his place in the
office of the tannery when the stroke
Mr. Fisher came to Hazelwood m
1900 as the superintendent of the tan
nery which was then a much smaller
plant than it is today. He was born
in Kmmasville, Penn., March 10-,-lh5S.
He had been in the employ of the
England, Walton company for 0
years, first at Salem, Va., for 11
years, where he was superintendent
during the last few years he was
theie. and here 27 years as .superin
tendent, and for the past six years on
the retired list. Prior to going to
S.ilrm, Va., he had been in the em
ployment of the same company for
about 16 years, going from the lowest
to the highest position.
Mr. Fisher was a member ot the
Methodist church of Waynesyille, a
member of the Boosters' club of Ha
zehvood. and for more than .!0 years
Di-cminent in the public affairs of his
community. For many years, he
Reived as a member of the board of
aldermen of Hazelwood, always elect
ed on the ticket without solicitation
on his part. He never
Surviving are one brother. .1. A.
Fisher, of Newport, Tenn., and the
following' children:' Mrs. J. H. Moore
Canton; ('. E. Fisher, Altoona. Penn.;
H:' K. Fisher, Canton j. Mrs T.
Miller, Brevard : Mrs. I-r:mk Decker,
uid Mrs. ('. N. Allen, Hazelwood.
Funeral services were held Wed
nesday 'afternoon- at the homo of ( -..
; Alien in Hazelwood.. conducted b.
thr Kev Wade Johnson, pastor f
the Methodist church of W,i.vn.esvillc.
and the Rev. O. C. Landrum. pa-tor
(d' the Presbyterian church of.. Hazel-wood-
Interment was made in !'
"1st field cemetery at ( anton.
Pallbearers included , Active, L. N,
Davis, John Tittle, F. (:. Compton, R,
L- Prevosf. L. .M. Richeson. A. P.
Lodbt-er; Honorary, F. E. Kuyken
da", W 1 Powell W. II Snvdfi I)r
Sam Stiingfield. J. M. Long E, J. Hy
att, H C West, E ('. Wagmf'll
( olm Mtlnne- J. P. Scales J B
Hovle, J M Millei.Theo Mcfi atken,
i:. L. Withir-, Albert Abel, L. M
Killian. George G. Summerow, Gen'ge
V?11, V. M. Rhea, Bill Winchester,
H H Parris. A 1). Murray. Harry
Hyatt-- J- H. Allen, T. G, Stumn, G. B.
Hall. G C. Garner, Glenn l-armer-W.
A Whitner, George A. Anderson,
I P Green Bill Chambers Bt n
Colkitt Joe S Dims, T L Blalock,
John Blalock, the Rev. R. P. Walker,
V T. Mehaffev, J. P- Beam, H. I).
Anderson, S. V. W'hiley, L. C
and J. W. McKay.
Bible School To
Begin May 15
May 15;h. a
two week's Daily Vacation
school will be held at the local Pres
byterian church, with Mr. Stephen
Sloop, a Davidson College graduate,
who is now studying for the ministry,
in charge, and assisted by Dr. R. P.
Walker, pastor of tne church, and
. According to Mr. Sloon's plans, he
will str" four rjonits in the school,
which will be for children from 9 to
15 years of age. These points are:
memorizing the scriptures; learning
to ir.g; standardizing the Sunday
School; and personal acceptance of
I n t venr over 100 children of the
citv attended a similar school. At
least this number and more are ex
pected to take advantage of the school
again this year.
RECEIVED THEIR DIPLOMAS TUESDxYY NIGHT
: " Gfri . Uf 0 hie I'Ul
Front Row left to right: Harry
Nelson, Rufus .sumnierrow. Mascot,
Leatherwood. Scott Reeves, ( armen
Joe Davis, Marione ( ampbtdl, Jean
T.,,, ..t-i- M.i., lint-.ross V rrintnrl
Row 'left to right' Thda Garrett. Myrtle Calhoun, Eliza bet n Sheehan. Hattie Slier Freeman, 'Phelma Davis, M.vrtle
Caldwell vi Medfoid, Lueile Allison, Virginia Russ"ll, 1 eitha Chickehlie, Hazel Teague, Mable Coffey, Louise
Moodv l'iack r.iw, left to right: Ralph Moodv, David Bovd, Robert. Andievvs, David Himes, Billy Andrews, Gioige
McCracken Glenn Wvatt, Lee Davis, Clinton Truit t, Job n Williams, Matt Ketner, Joseph Liner, Hugh Moo.iv.
Over $1,000 Pledged
To Waynesville Dist.
C. Of C. At Present
OHicials Are (Jratilied At He-,
sponse (iiven Movement
I5v ( iti.ens.
(By Helen C. Matthews, See.)
Achieve the impossible . Pi i haps!
At any rate the Waynesville District
Chamber of Commerce has attained
its I'bloet ivc.
"Ihe fellow who savs it can't be
done is always inteirupted by someon,
else doing it." hven among the tanks
of those wno, from the beginning,
have believed most firmly in the bene
fits to accrue to the entire community
bv the perfecting of the organization
and from its proposed activities there
were several who expressed the feel
ing that ' if money talks" it speaks
with voice too muted that to "hear" a
thousand dollars pledged to a new or
ganization, would be beyond Indiel.
I hjit the thousand dollar mark has
(i)t,(,M reached, is most gratifying to
the officials, the committee and Ihe
entire membership ol the District
( hamber of ( ommeive.
If 'here's -safety in numbers, -then.
:t certainly is sale tn pred.ci thai the
pew organization will soon iiiak.- u
selt felt m eve:- part -,-.! tne dist.-nct
I com arising it s . area, and t hat . . , i -i
! nni ked decree. :t will n.cii-' Ihe ut
Itention el iiutsid-irs on till;' sect cia
'Aith approximately four .lunidred.
pledged memlieis the organisation
can e rtain-lv generate a power with
in itself, which in due course, must
Mass meetings were held la'-t Sat
urday night at hoth Iock 11:11 and
Delhvood school houses. 1 here were
good crowds at both places. ()l!i.:ai:
and speakers were cordially i ecei e I
and the plan given hearty endoise
ment. W e feel confident t hat the
Jonathan (reek and the Deliwood
Maggie section will have enlisted a
hundred members by the end of this
In -roof of the theory that others
aicieaxlv to help us to the extent
that we're willing to try to help our
selves, I submit the following:
Recently we wrote the president of
the Southern Railway reminding him
I of the advantages and attractions of
tho Waynesville District; -telling him
of our method of organization; assur
ing him we were1 not. -in an v sense,
envious of Asheville, but that we as
a community planned to immediately
undertake an intensive campaign to
popularize Waynesville; that we felt
! we were entitled to a Dit oi me spoi
llight and asked -him to "feature" Way-
nesville in some of the .widely adver
tised excursions from points on the
Southern including Washington, Mem
phis, St. Louis, Louisville and Cincln
natti. Asked serious . consideration,
also of the suggestion we made for
the inauguration of tram-motor tours
i of the tmokv Mountains National
i Park, with W avnesville as the "port
of eitry "
A very prompt reply expressed en,
thusiastic willingness to cooperate so
far as thi;r advertising appiopna
tions w ill permit. The letter stated
hat the Southern has always consider
ed V aynesv.lle "One of the most at
mtive tourist towns in its territory;"
that it would be glad to feature it as
such, since it had assured cooperation
at this end ir the line. That it was
very seriou : considering, the train
motor tour of - Park idea and would
without delay put a member of the
traffic department in touch with the
Secretary to work out the details.
There will be a meeting of the Offi
cial Board within the very near fu
ture at which time details of pending
plans -will be worked out.
Krendie, .nary nice 1
Hilly Riehcsoii, l'au 1
I'hi'tl, Kernut Murr.i y
Nelson, Myrtle ! till) r
1 til 1
cher, Sybil lirnl e
iv hi. . MIKia ijinei,
Final Exercises Are Held
l!iih School Tuesday
1' it tv-three graduates ot the Way
nesville l ownship high ; choid receiv.
ed then diplomas 1 uesdav night after
hearing Dr. Iv. (lilison Davis, of
A.-heyitle. deliver the coiiimeneement
address IhIoI'o an audience (hat al
most filled the school auditorium.
Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock class
day exercises were held in the nchool
auditorium when the class of 1 !),!, of
:he Waynesville Township high school
prcsentid its program before an au
dierice ol friends and patrons of the
school. Ktfly-six seniors wno receiv
ed diplomas and certificates Tuesday
night, were st ated Uion (he rostrum
:f 1-t' i'ercises I ue-dav morning.
ile tollowitie' program was earned
(M, 1 uesd.av iiKiriiing: Haih school
m;ii(". Alma .Miner, ny me Class; K'eei.
iii"s liv t he president, Paul I avi ;
'imt to- 1'nrter (.I'i'enwood ; class flower,
frames kos,,; cia.ss grumhler, (den
Wvatt. artist, Virginia Hufrhei';. gilts.
Mary lilee I'l'igusoii; class poem.
John Williams; last will and lest a merit
Mary e l r ; prophecy, .Matt bet-
hit ; transfer ol colors, II itlic .iler
1' r: email ; and song by class. " lioo; t
- i Mir Old High School.''
i.i st of (;i;Ain.Ti:s
I , Hutt ing are tho.e: who received
.hnion: :.-: W ill iMCti Andrews, .Robert
Andrews, dr., David Andrea' Boyd,
.lesciih Hairy liiendle, Samuel Ab"l
C i - .vei: Robert Lee .Davis. Paul
Law-son Davis, Porter .!. (ireen wend,
David . Ilinies, Lugetua Hosto.i.Mil
dre I Helen Hurge-s', M re K. Burve"-;
Joseiih W'oodrow Davis. Virgrra i.'
liutcber. Martha Lli.al.)e;h Caldwell,
Myrtle- Kvelvn Calhoun,- Margie Lee
Campbell. Bertha Dorothy ( hiekelilie
Mabel Alberta Colfev, Ihelina Louise
Davis, Mary Glee : ! erguson, .Haiti"
Siler Rreeman. Myrtle Fulbright,
Theda (Jarrett, Nettie Irene (Jrasty.
Rufus W . Summerow. (lien H. W-yatt,
Matt Richard Ketner, Mary Llr.abeth
Webster, Klizaaeth Sheehan, Hattie
Llouiso Swayngrm, Julia Carmen
Plott. Hilda Liner--Jo-eph Liner, An
na Louise Leatherwood, Virginia May
Russell, Hazel Teague, Avis Medford,
Charlotte Frances Rose, Hugh Moody,
Jean Sutton Morrison, John F. William--
Louis'i Douglas-, Thackston,
Martha McCracken, Alma Kugenia
Nflson, Rosalvn Ra, Ralph IIovvill
Moodv. F'sher Sprinkle, and Clinton
At the 'class exercises Tuesday
morning, Billie Richeson, small son
of Mr and Mrs L M Rithison, was
the mascot and assisted in the (lis
trihution of the gifts. ,
Honors Tuesday night went to Jo,m
Sutton Morrison as the class valediCT
torian and to Margie Lee Campbell
as the salutatonan. --'...
Porter Greenwood and Louisa
Thackston ncened ?2 50 in prts
offered-bv the Woman's Club for be
ing two best all-round students this
The Haywood county school, com-men'tme-t
wa- h Id Moniby in the
high -school building here with an at,
t-:i-. nee of about 1,000 persons to
witnes the recitaticn and declama
tinn contests and the awarding cf
crtificates of promotion to the high
school to 310 pupils
nTv.rinlendent. B. D. Bun.. of
town -hip schools, was in charge
v,.. pvorrises in tne aDsence oi
unty superintendent, Hamer Henry,
(Continued on page 6)
;cuson, Frances Rose, Martha McCiacken. Kugenia
Davis, Louisa Thackston, Poi tcr Cireenwood, Anna
Second Row, Standing, left to right: Fisher Sprinkle,
-lit, Hatty Swiiyiigim, Mae Buress, Virginia Allison,
, . " i: hi W..1...4 fru;,,i
,11111 iiivis, ,aii iiiumvi, hum
Summer School Ofli
cials Are Here Now
(i.wyn I'arm Is Keinv; I'repared
For (iO To 70 Students 15y
Mr. l'.O. liidunds and a party of
10 are here I roni ( olunibia I niver
sitv making arratigemenfs for the
opening ol the Ni w ( .ollege ( ainp at
Lemur (iwyn's. farm on I'liieon river,
12 miles from here.
Tennis court are being construct
ed and will be ready when the t0 to
75 student-' arrive the first of June
to begin their work in studying na
il nil science, it, was stated.
buildings are being re
I made sui .able for class
1 urn I
st u l"iiis
i 1 I' K
ind living quarters for the
and I cult v.
Work On i Jus se's
Home Is Expected
To Betriu So(n
SI 2.00(1 Nurse's Home To
Construited Al Local
Ihe plan- lor the muse's home
vvareb is to lie erected it the Hay
w il ( ountv Hospital here, were ap
prised bv ;he Duke' l'ounilatioi) ol
c'.".l ; last wcdi and .returned here to
or: submitted to contractors. fot- bids,
which- are being advertising lor in
this issue of The Mountaineer.
Rufus Siler, chairman of the board
of trustees, announced last week that
th Duke Foundation had agreed to
pay zone-half of the cost of the home,
including the furnishings. The home
who-i completed will cost . opproxi
:n if.dy $12,000.
The home will be built on the lo.
a iout ,'100 feet to the back of the hos
pital building. It will contain nine
he I rooms, library, living room and
kitchenette. It will be a two-story
brick building with .basement which
Will house the heating plant. .
. Those in charge of the project stat
ed that the actual construction should
begin within the. next few weeks. The
excavation for the building and, wa
ter and sewec lines have already been
Dr. Charles Padgett
Opens Offices Here
Dr. Charles Padgett, of Forest
City, arrived last week and has es
tablished office, in W'anesi!le where
he will make his home and practice
in the future.
Dr. Padgett took his "pre-med"
courses at W'ake Forest and at the
University of Koi.th Carolina and
received his M. D. degree from Jeffer
son Medical College, in Philadelphia,
Peihsvlvania. Since graduating he
has scent two years residenceship in
tViP Atantic Citv General Hospital in
Atlantic Citv. New Jersey.
Dr. Padgett's office is located at 11:2
i Main street, opposite the court house
He is residing at The Georgian.
IN MAYOR'S RACE.
LARGE VOTE CAST
Jones and Wav Are
ltctt :l ".loin hers Ot The
Hoard Ol Aldermen.
iai iresc oti
nil W:ls pol
ever cast m a city
. indli-d here luesday,
than a thousand voters
it v officials tor t lie next
. At kinson vva
by a vole ot 51-two-to-one
who received -l'.
D. V erguson, .1 r..
'., which was almost
his two opponents,
bet ween them. Frank
received 2i!). and .
T. Shelton 11.
'1 he new board of aldermen for the
next two years will lie, V. L. Hardin,
.Jr., Sam 11. Jones aiid J. II. Way, all
well known and -prominent men of
Ihe final count in ihe aldermen's
race showed the following results:
W. L. Hardin, dr.. il'.'T
Sam II. Jones, doO
II. Way, 5;M.
L. M. Killian. -lL'S.
Fred K. Martin. ,'17!.
P. V. Massev, 107.
J. M. Palmer, 100.
iDock 1 urpin, 74.
Will Mitchell, 50.
Ihe voting was steady during the
entire dav, although Hie largest vote
was cast m the afternoon desipte the
storm an(l heavy lain. At one o'clock
115 had voted.
Mayor Atkinson said Wednesday
morning that the members of the old.
board will meet today it there are
any matters that they want to clear
up before turning the city's affairs
over to the new board, and immed
iately after the meeting today the
newly elected board will assume their
duties. If the old board does not have
anv matters they wish to meet for,
then the new board will assume oflice
AND I'KKVOST NAIV1KI)
,1. P. Scales was alec-ted mayor of
Hazelwood without opposition.
Ihe new board of aldermen for
Hazelwood are: L. ,M. Richeson, Clyde
Fisher and Whitenor Prevost.
1 lie votes were as follows:
L. M. Rieheson. 202.
Clyde Fisher, 180.
Whiitener Prevost, 1S5.
:. II. Snvder, 150. N
Sam Knight, IIP.
Lawrence Davis, h!).
Will Rogers In
State Fair Will
Be Shown Here
it Ui 1
ay in w
and I lie
m Ins lates
nod 'I h
! his piclui e
star cast., such
A Vies,- Sallie L
is one i
s and it
f li urn, I
i hides an all
n: . lo.gelh.vr
I he picture r
laughter and f
with W ill s usual
Back Kdwards Died
Tues, At Hazelwood
day's work it
Is, 5,1, .,n employe orr,
Walton company at
led suddenly Tuesay
, after beginning his '
the tannery. lie. was
iai! while a: nis work,
ip. and died in a very
alter he nad fallen,
i vices were held . Wed- .,
- 111! 'lUtl-
n sd iv alu i.'1'oon ;
home m lkizeloo
Mr. Kdvvards nad been m the em
ploy of the Kngland. Waiton company
for about- 25 years and was one Ot
the active workers in the tannery iiaf
ing the tune J.C. I-isher. who aho
died Tuesday morning, was -up.
tendent ot the plant..
About five months ago . lie Ik,
stroke of apoplexy, recovered, alio,
givci I ght work .u th tannn
Rev. O: C. Landrum, pastor ol
Hnzehvood Presbyterian .chuich-
ducted the funeral. ,
Active pallbearers were: .'eh
tie,- N M Davis. John IMaleck
A- iutner- and Homer Moore.
Will J. M.
Newton And Familv
Move To Kiuelieki.
.Sew ion and,
W e.mesday i
- Iv kf
.; ' :l
't' and nisuri e bu
to the one he ,na 1 ..he-e
years ago before coming here .n,
'ng th( W' im svi"e In-u aiui
L Vewton so1 1 hi- oil- r
to llradlev-Davis (. sevei...
1 iutr Ins e e i- sia
. - t.sn ha-s taken an actiAe .
th l.Ta 's of the Baptist c" i
Mason.c order. i
: an I