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Has More PaiJ-In- iJvance Subscribers In Haywood County Than All Weekly ewspop;rs Combined
WAYNESVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA
TIURSDAY, Jl'LY , 193:1
With exercises preceded by an im-
...csive street parade, jonn tai
! ;,; citizens in Rajfcigh celebrated
centennial of the laying of the
'rnerstone of the present state cap
Kihvard Hubbard, 15, is in a critical
(,v.t'tion in Shelby suffering from a
iMvken neck sustained while diving
, ;,i:o shallow water.
Hoot Gibson, movie star, suffered
from severe cuts and bruises and a
no-ible fractured skull which he re
ceived when the plane he was pilot
ing at I.o Angeles in a lC-mile race
trophy offered by Will Rogers.
i:..,.h,.i before 25.000 spectators.
Reports from Hollywood are to the
;'trt that two of movieland's favor
;,.Mary Pickford and Douglas
will soon be divorced. The
;1iib:inks have been married since
Their $400,000 homo is to be
When a boy friend of Maggie
( ampbell, 29, of Toledo. Ohio, punch
ed her in the eye, she turned in the
tic alarm. A fire crew found her at
i hc box holding her eye. "I aw rated
-ervice, and wanted it quick," she
. x plained to the firemen.
A pastor of an Epiiscopal church
m an exclusive residential section of
( Imago found it difficult to get mem
1 crs of his flock ito meet a $2,500
.. t (.n the church, so he had the en.
ranee of the church filled with 500
' licks and explained that each time
was paid into the church treasury
hat one of the bricks would bere
in'vvcd. The 'members soon realized
what he meant , and set to work to
laisc the money. Within two weeks
he 'bricks were-gone, and the church
door? opened. .
It cost Arthur J. Knorr, of New
York. $750 because he sliced his
drive at the first hole of the Hillcrest
Golf Course. The ball crashed
hrough the windshield of Miss
G.ason and she immediately brought
suit and was awarded $750 damages.
The administration's economy pro
gram already has removed more than
ton,, thousand government employes
from the payrolls and hundreds more
imminent dismissal, reports from
Washington say.. . .
The population of the United States
now- is approximately 125,693,000, an
Increase of 2,917,954 over April 1.
'.'M the Census Bureau estimated. .
The Democratic party will soon be
",,ut of the red," Chairman James A.
F.-iiey of the national committee declared.-
The committee's deficit has
been reduced to. around $100,000,
which will soon be wiped out, Farley
Two Are Injured
In Collision Of
M;s. M. B, Stonestreet, of Knox
yille, Tenn., and her daughter, Mary
Klizabcth. 13, were reported to be
resting comfortable at the Haywood
County Hospital Thursday morning
where they are recovering from in
juries sustained Wednesday night
night when three automobiles collided
n Highway No. 10 near Medford
. Mr. Stonestreet was driving the
f-:a" in which his wife and two chil
dren were riding.; Mr. Stonestreet
and his small son escaped injury.
The other two cars participiatng in
'he wreck were driven by Albert Har
of Waynesville, and by Charles
Bard, of Asheville. All of the cars
'' damaged, but the Stonestreet
.ear. a Dodge sedan, was damaged
a'.out '$200, it was said by an officer
'ii vt -sugaring the wreck.
liin Reeves and Marvin Miller were
with "Ha"rri8. in a' Chevrolet coupe; it
Highway Patrolman Smart was
won at the scene and Deputy Sheriff
"Kerley, of Waynesville. No arrests
had been made Thursday morning.
Harvey Price, 21,
Funeral services were held Wednes
day, afternoon at Fines Creek for
Harvey Price, 21, who ended his life
Tuesday night at 7 o'clock by firing
a load from a 12-guage gun into his
Young Price committed the act
war the home of his cousin, Wlilie
"rice, where he had spent the day.
Sheriff J. A. Lowe and Coroner
r'r- J.'B. Westmoreland made an in
vestigation of the shooting and a
verdict of suicide was rendered. No
cause was assigned for the deed. He
had been in good health.
Sheriff Lowe stated that he could
.no:.-find any note or lettr giving
reasons for the act.
PARK TO OPEN
EARLY IN 1934
Mr. Weaver Is Working On Plans
To Get Funds From (Jov
ernment To Complete
Formal opening of :he Great Smoky
Mount tin,, National park early next
year unless there is an unforeseen
hitch in Tennessee, is. seen by Con
gressman Zebulon Weaver, who ar
rived in Asheville Monday from Dur
ham, where lie was m Duke hospital
for more than a week following an
Hairy Hites, Mr. Weaver's son-in-
law, who was injured in the same
accident, remitted with him. Mr.
Weaver's right collar bone and two
ribs were broken and he received a
number of bruises, the most serious
one on his hip. Mr, Hites' right leg
was broken just below the knee.
It is expected tha. Mr. Weaver will
be confined to his bed at least 10 days.
As soon as possible he will return ta
Washington. Within the next few
days, however, he expects a resume,
iin part, his duties. W. L.Hardin,
his official secretary, is at his home
in this city and wiill go to A hevule
daily. Mrs. N. D. Smithson, his per
sonal secretary, also will be in Ashe
ville until Mr. Weave.- is able to re
turn i;o Washington.
SEEKS MORE PARK rrXDS
Mr. Weaver has busied himself
lately with attempts to secure the
approximately $2,000,000 need;.! for
completion uf the park from funds
given the civilian -conservation corps,
'ashingten disox' -i s Monday far
tied i lie i ews that it was anderst&yd
thi Mecision had oecii iTncho-1.
l'ark officials in North Carolina and
Tennessee have deeded to the federal
government tkle to most of
427.000 acres 'to go in the park. Title
to approximately 100,000 acres re
mains to be conveyed. Of this. 32,710
acres are in North Carolina.
In order to "straighten out the
boundary lines" of the park, Mr.
Weaver expects additional federal
funds for purchase of lands for inclu
sion in the area. He also hopes that
part of the $50,000,000 in the public
works fund for road constructiion in
government reservations will be used
to complete the Great Smokies' high
The question of appointment of
postmasters will not be considered
until Postmaster-General Farley has
announced the administration's ppl
icy. Mr. Weaver said. He will seek
federal fund for construction of post
office buildings in Western North
Carolina towns, Mr. W eaver added,
mentioning Marion. Murphy, Bryson
City. Canton, and Forest City,
f'LAXS I. O, IWILDIXG SURVEY
A survey will be made of. 'this con
gressional district to determine needs
of the varibus towns. This will be
transmitted to Washington for exam
ination. Funds for constructing the
buildings would etime from the $3--300,000,000
public works program.
Further discussing postmasterships,
Mr. Weaver said that as soon as the
administration's policy is outlined he
will take up 'the question of oppoint
ing persons at Waynesville, Hender
sonville, Ruthcrfordton. Black Moun
tain, Weaverville, Canton, Enka, Mur
phy, Franklin and other Western
North Carolina towns.
B. I). Burnt Returns
From Rotary Meet
Represented Local Rotary Club
At International Conven.
tion In Boston
B. D. Bunn returned Tuesday from
Boston, where he was a delegate from
the Waynesville Rotary club to the
International Rotary Convention in
the New England city. Mr. Bunn as
sumes the office of president of the
local club at the luncheon Friday.
Waynesville w u fortunate in be
ing able to have an official represen
tative at the convention -which was
composed of delegates from 52 na
tions of the world. There were 8,468
delegates present. Some of the dele
gates were en route over three months.
These were from Australia and New
Mr. Bunn told 'of one man from
the other side of the world -who had
an attack of appendicitis while on the
boat and was operated on and was
able to attend the convention when
his boat landed in Boston.
The convention was the second
largest ever held, only being sury
passed by the Chicago convention by
The Waynesville Rotary Club is one
of the most active clubs in the West
ern district, and with the new presi
dent having attended the international
convention and gathered the latest
ideas and methods of a club to serve
fcs community, it is expected that
the Waynesville C!ub will undertake
and complete many civic projett3
durilng the coming months.
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SIKS IS VIII 111 II IU-1 -ON
Miss Ferguson, dsu-'ghtor of Mrs;
J. W. Ferguson, is He of tile -princi
pal speakers at the ) oung Uemocrau-,
Convention at Wrightsville Saturday.
Sl:i' is state sec! eta ry of the organi
zation. Miss Ferguson To
M a k e Principal
Several From Here Plan to .At
tend Convention of ounp
.Miss I-abel Ferguson will make the
keynoto address at the convention of
voung Democrats at their annual con
vention it Wriirhtville Heaeh Sanur
day. Last year Miss 1-erguson was
elected state -oei'etary of the organ
ization and took an active part in
organizing the voung Democrats of
the state for. the election last fall.
Plans have been made tor. a .large
number ot t lie memiM'rs oi t lie organ
ization of the county to attend the
convention. Mr. and Mrs. Doyle Alley,
the former being district chairman,
Thomas Reeves, district' publicity
chairman and Johnnv Johnson, to
gether with Miss I'orguson have made
arrangements to go. and others from
Canton and Clyde will be there,
Senator Robert R. Reynolds and
Postmaster General I'arlev are on
he program and will speak.
The organization met in Raleigh
Collece Week To
Be Observed At
Lake Next Week
Large Number ()( ( ollege Presi.J
dents To He Present And
Monday' will be the beginning of
college weeK at i.aKo JunaiusKa. a.
which time the greatest gathering of
college presidents ever to assemble
in Wes.ern North Carolina will meet.
;t was anniuned bv Jamr Atkins,
manager of the lake.
An elaborate program for the week
has been arranged. At 8 o clock each
night tiie program will be held.
Monday, July 10, Dr. W. P. Few,
president of Duke I-niversitv.
Tuesday. Julv 11. Dr. John J- Pi
gart. president of Lniversr.v of Flor
ida.' Wednesday, Julv 12. Dr. II. W.
Coxy president" of -Kmorv I nivcrsity,
Thursday. Julv in. Dr. D, R. An
do:i.son. president of Woslyan Col
lege, Macon, Ga.
Friday, July 11. Dr. Frank Cira
ham. Uniiversitv of. North Carolina.
Saturday', .Julv 15. Dr. D. V. Dan
iel, of. Clemson College.
Is Set For Sunday
At Hazel wood
Rev. Orie t'. I.andrum- pastor of
the HazeKvood Presbyterian church,
issued the following letter this week:
"Next Sunday, Julv ninth, will be
homcoming day in our church. We
would like to have every member of
the church present, and as many form
er members an(j friends as possible,
We are asking you to ?t aside this
day for the purpose which has been
"The program for the dav will be:
Sunday school at 9:45 a. m.. Church
service at 11 a. m. There will be
something special at both these ser
vices. Shortly after 12:00 dinner.
Car3 will be provided to transport
everybody to the most suitable spot
nearby. Each family is aske) to bring
"At 7:15 there will be oung. Peo
Dle's Vestier services. Ait 8:00 p. m.
evening service. Several children will
be christenend at this service. All
parents are urged to present their
children for this sacred rite. Mem
bers will also be received. '
SAFE AND SANE
No Disturbance Is Reported IJy
Police Department. Large
avnesville and Haywood county
celebiatej ihe Fourth of July in a
glorious and sane manner Tuesday, in
tact one of the quietest in many years,
according to Chief of Police James
Stiingtield who told The Mountaineer
that he did not have -one single bit
ot trouule tile entire day: No trouble
was reported fiom any section of the
Hund eds ot v: itoit tamo ,j Way
m.svilie and . 'einity t'o'- picnics and
gatherings and found here one of the
coolest and most delightful days sdriec
rumniO), wis official!. . i-ue 1 in O'l
Great throngs of isii-us and hon.e
lolkj gathered a; the recreational
centers-- hello Meade and Lake Jun.1
lusk i for golf, swimming and tennis
several groups from the city spent
th day hiking.
Th.' stores of Waynesville and.Ha
zehvooil were closed for the day. The
o!liees at the court house and city hall
The formal progr .in at Lake Juna
iuska was carried out. The boat
raeos were delayed lieeause of motor
tiouble, but were liehl with Hill Cole
and Kalph Howell u inning. A six
act comedy was presented by -the stu
dents of'thu summer school and tiro
woiks were shot from n site near the
elect no cross later in the evening.
Hundreds were present to see 'he
firworks. Professor Walter, von
Brock, of Asheville, and high school
band furnished mu-ic throughout the
day. Vwi'.or sports and athletic
event's were featured during he day.
A large crowd took advantage of
the weather and spent most of the day
oil the golf courses here.
The pool and tennis courts at Belle
Meade were generously 'patronized
throughout the. day. while 'many.' en
joyed the afternoon dance at the tea
After all. a gloriou- and sane Fount h
was the order of the day.
Girl Drowns At
irginia (ill Was Subject To
Dizziness, Went in (amp
MKs Margaret N'oflVingoiy 1!J
year-old daughter of Dr. and Mrs.
W. YY. NolVsinger. of Pristol. Va was
drowned in a lake on the grounds of
the Junaluska' Camp for (lirls at Lake
Junaluska l ist Friday. . afternoon
The body was. -'discovered about 4
o'clock Saturday a f-' or mum .after an
all-night search had been made-
Dr. J R. .Westmoreland, coroner
of t his county,, who investigated it he
drowning said death was due to acci
dental causes and no inquest wa nec
essa.rv. Miss Ethel McCoy, director of the
eamp and a inemU'r if nhe faculty
at 11 girna Dv.ermont College, of
which Dr. Noffsinger is president,
said that . Miss JCoffsingor-was
missed' .about 7 o'clock . Friday
evening She .arrived at the
camp on Thursday afternoon . along
with a r.umb('. (,f o'l In r. girls, to be at
the formaLonenihg of the camp Fri
Frid'iy al'ternc'on Mis - . -Noffs-inger
and other -.'girls'-'iv.enf' to the camp.lalse
for ;i swim :n comiaiiy with the sen
ior wimmir.;' n. I'Uetor. Af ter the
winj' Miss N'ofTsinger .''was elu'eked
out .of . the- lake with other "girls by
the . -instructor.. Unknown to eamp
officials, she apparently returned to
the lake alone ..for a .'.econd plunge
af er being checked out. She was
ulject to dizziness and it is presumed
that she suffered from dizziness while
alone in the water ano sank.
Miss Noffsinger s absence was noted
when the campers were having their
evening meal. A search was imme
diately instituted by camp 'authori
ties with the assistance of the sum
mer school officials and students to
gether with resident of the commu
nity. A thorough search was made
of the vicinity and the lake.
Divers were sent into the lake, and
search was continued throughout the
night- About six o'clock"- Saturday
morn it was decided to drain the lake,
after all other means of finding the
missing girl had been exhausted.
After the water had receded, the
body was found.
the body was taken to Bristol for
funeral services and burial. The
body was accompanied by Dr. Noff
singer who arrived while the search
was being made, and also by Hugh
Noffsinger, of Atlanta, who arrived
shortly after being notified of his
sister s disappearance.
This is the third season rthat Miss
Noffsinger had been enrolled at the
camp, which is located just east of
Lake Junaluska. She had made ar
rangements to remain at the camp
for 'two months this season.
Corn Growers Here
There seems to be some keen
competition in Waynesville in
corn growing. Last week P. D.
liunn announced that be had com
with silks and ta.-sels on it.
The latesi ;iehieement in coin
growing seems to go to .Mrs.
Thc dviie McCiaeken, who ha,!
corn for h t table from her
garden on June ;!Uth.
If t here a 1 1 any vh h iv
surpassed Air-. .Url. . acken s
. ncurd they should rrpoit it and
receive the lith of "dianipioii
editor of dixie
a bright future
Hubert 1 . I.ee, Kditor Of Dixie
iJusiiu'ss Impends lew l);ivs
Waynesville has an Opportunity of
becoming the outstanding ro-ort city
of the entile (irea.t Smoky Mountains
Xa.ional Lark region. Hubert 1'. Lee,
of Atlanta, president of the Southern
Chamber of Commerce and editor of
Dixie Pusiness magazine, predicted
while visiting here this week.
"1 predict the best tourist season
in for Wayiii'syille since its
founding due to better busine-s con
ditions ithat prevail generally an.d
due to the nearness to the Croat
Loo", has made a trip around the
Creat Smokies gc ding data . for an
article for his magazine, lie wa- ac
companied on the trip by Ralph L.
Sanders, - .nationally known sports
writer anil formerly I'liited Press
stall' correspondent,. vho is a writer
for Lee's publicat ion.
"The ,(! rowt S.niok ies "oiler t lie peo
ple of the Fast and South a haven
Irom hot blast mir summer heat. It
is inevitable thai t linnsa ti I s lloek to
dn's section I'aeh suinmer. Ami in
winter, the game available in the
mountains should have a widespread
appeal to hunters." he said.
"N avnesville has been a lavorite
vacation land lor years and its pop
ularity is growing. Many people who
have boon linanciallv handicapped "be
past few '.-years are now - getting in
shape with better business conditions
being recorded to again trek to re
sorts. Waynesville will share largely
in this rei'urn of better time;-."
"Kaslern : eapitali'sts, indust rialists
and liusiness leaders are looking to
the South during the coming months
to i,e ' be first sect ion to show general
busines- recovery." Lee said. As
president of the Southern Chamber
uf Coinmeice be made a trill by Hast
en! Air Transport plan,.; fn W'ashing
ton an.,1 New Vork to soiind dti: sen
timent with referenc,' to their atti
tude toward the new de il, par' jeuja rly
a, it would effect the South.
Mrs. J. R. West, 12,
Daughter of Mr. -and -Mrs. John
Mc( lure ()) Hazelwood.
Died In Philadelphia
1' uneraL services for M i s. ,1. IL
West, were conducted yesterday after,
noon at ?. at 'ith'o IlazelWood. I'resby
tcrian church. . .Mrs. S est., who was
.42 years of ;ige, died -Saturday' in
Ph.iliidelp'h-iai- folbnving an operation.
She had lived there for the past four
yrnrs. She was the daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. John It. .Met 'lure. Ileside
her husband : ;i ml parents, she is sur
vived by foul- children. Pearl Vivian,
Jes-ie, Jr., John Mrf'luve, and Lemuel
Rogers. : be latter by a former mar
riage, and the following brothers and
sisters': Corbin MeCiuro. of Sin . Pe
dro, Calif.; K. W. McClure, Hazel
wood: Orion Met .lure. ! t. Denning.
Georgia ; .Mrs. onobia Minor. ( hica
go; Mrs. S. L. drier. Hazelwooil
Lucile McClure. Hazelwood : and Mrs,
II. T. Anderson, Philadelphia. An
other brother. Hiliarv. wa killed m
I' ranee in the World War. The body
arrived in Hazelwood 1 uesday morn
ing, and was accompanied bv Mrs.
Anderson and Pearl Vivian A est.
Interment was at the Green Hill cem
etery, Waynesville. Services were
conducted bv Rev. One C. Landrum,
assisted by Dr. R. P. Walker.
Pallbearers: Bill Winchester, Law
rence Winchester, Lawson Mehaffey,
T. L. Blalock, John Blalock, and
DRY MEASURE I N.
C. IS THING OF PAST
North Carolina's new weight and
measure law is expected to save the
potato growers from $100,000 to $200..
000 a year and to other truckers pro
portionate amounts, according to Mr.
C. D. Baucom, enforcement officer.
Drv measure is dicontinued, 'and here
after sales will be made according to
5 MURDER CASES
TO BE TRIED IN
JULY COURT TERM
Judj;e Alley To Preside. Heavy
Ducket Of Criminal Cases
Says Solicitor Oueen
Solictor Juhn M. 'Queen told The
Mountaineer that he intended to try all
the of the murder cases now tin the
iTimina! court docket during the July
criminal, term of Superior court w hich
will convene here .Monday morning
with Judge Felix Alley presiding.
This is Judge Alley'.- first time to
hold court in his homo county since
his appointment last Januarv.
Solicitor Queen staced thai th
docket was unusually heavy fur thin
court, there being several ea cs to
be tried for criminal assault- house
breaking, .-everal folonies and larceny.
Besides the regular jurors, is was
stated that several pecial venires
will likely be called during the two
week's of court to hear some of the
murder cases. Ju-t which of the
murder cases will be tried first, is not
known at this time, according to So
licitor Queen, as much depends upon
which 'one the grand jury bears first.
The murder cases are: Marshal Jell,
kins, fur the alleged -laying of Dep
u y Sheritl James t numbers on Cove
Crock; Siggsbee 1'arton. for the al
leged murder of Glenn Kingsiiioie. in
l ines l reck township: Homer brown,
for the all, I . .. . hot-
gun of bis wife on a lonely trial in
Lines ( reek township ; and Sam Blay.
lock and ( laud Stanley, tor the al
leged slaying of Tye. Catbey, in I'ig
geon township. .
There is also a lioiilicide ca.-e in
which I'.-U'l ami Guy Howell, brothers,
ate indicted for the alleged .-laying
of l.e,. Selzer when the latter was
killed, on th,. highway at Pellwood
when he was crushed by i truck al
legedly driven -by one nf the llowells,
'I'iic jury tha; was drawn to serve at
i he Jul.V' term are as, follows: First
wci k. Clyde township, . K. G, Cathey,
I :. I!. A i i i.ngton. J.. S. Stanley, ,L .
Snyder, J. , V Icks, H A. Jones, I'..
G. -Robinson, and M. V. Ilaynes; Wayne-vine.
1''. P. Hoidnoii, V. I). Hla
lock, Ma.t Nichols. Clement I'itz
giraid; Hcav.'rdam, V N. Wright. VV.
r. Taylor, S. II. Miller, and Walt
Amnions: Last fork, l(. A. Pies--, V. .
V. Kiigers. K. M. l'l-aliklin: Iron
Hull. J. A Parks: Fines 'iv.-k, ('.
. Fulbrigh:. liobeit llavnes, J. ' R.
Li dt'oid: and Ivy Hill, .1. .1. Car
penter. Second week: ( Iv.le. J Jonts, A.
K. Spear-; I'caverdiiii, G. I .xllen,
M. A. ( b i)iii:in, W. ('. Llynn; Way- :
m sville.' L. N. Davis.' N: N. 'Norman.
I'. II. Williams; (rabtree. K. C.
Huge-; Fast. Fork, KLnier Cawfurd,
!:. '(.).. Siyl, s; Iron Duff. Guv iiain
bt I ; ami Whit,, Oak. Allen Davis.
'flie grind juiy, whirh v.-. ; named
last, P'e'li run r'y. is a- follows: F. K.
IlianVon, foreman, J.-. I. Jliiyt.-, C. C.
Willis- T. T. 'G-p en. A. AI . i i.i . er.
;i; IL Keeves, S- 1, Uivli, W; L. ( 'atk,
Z:-h Cagb, J. Hy'rd Sniatbci-. K. A.
Thompson. " Paul Kobin-on. Walker
P.rown, R. L. Messer, C. S. Kre !, S.
W. ( 'hamiK'r-, David ffowc'l. and G.
1 1 itch-Hiker Robs
Man Who Gave Him
A "Lift" On Road
Sfato.sville .Man Is Robbed Of
Almost SoD.IIO When He
' Cluster York, :'ins.ur,,i.ie;- man. - of
A beville,,was belif tip and roiib' d F r:
day , night by .cir-fd-lodkiirg. ' -i'.' i -sore
pedestrian whom he nicked tip
on , the highway. . ,
Soon .- I'ter AI i . i k gave ihe biteli
hiker a lift, the ni in -tuck .'hi pis.nl
in Mr. York's ribs and orderi d. him to
di ive ' U'r ero-s.coun: ry load- for
several mile-, '.i,e!i ordered'. ..him to
-top and turn over his money. Air,
York had $49. SS in his ,.v,,. ar. I
turned over. the. full ; 1 1 --.i : the:
armed stranger whom '! had . '".e--friended,
After the- kindly ' motorist of the
nature of the Good SamarLan , hail .
been relieve, of his cash, the .strang:
er ordered him -to "drive liki h- 11
and don't look back. - and the final
order was cheertullv ooeved,. Ml.
ork feeling relieved that his diabol
ical assailant had. left him his life
and his car, unharmed.
The following is the official weather
report of S. H. Stevenson, official
weather observer for Wavnesvihe;
Date Max Min Free
28 - S7 ro
20 s on
30 - 84 r. 0 27
1 S2 Of. 0.04
2 89 "
f4 f..- 0.80
4 F0 .r4
5 73 -'. 4:3