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THE WAYNESVILLE MOUNTAINEER
THE WAYNESVILLE PRINTING CO.
Main Street Waynesville, N. C.
V. C. RUSS . . Editor
W, C. Russ and M. T. Bridges, Publishers
Published Every Thursday
1 Year, In County $1-00
(J Months, In County . 50
1 Year, Outside of Haywood County $1.50
Subscriptions payable in advance
Entered at the post office at Waynesville, N.
C, as Second Class Mail Matter, as provided un
der the Act of March 3,1879, November 20, 1914.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19, 1933
Chief of police James Stringfield said this
week that the police department was ready to
clean up things in Waynesville. ''We want the
people to call' on us any time, and we'll coope
rate to the best of our ability,"
With that challenge thrown out to the
public by Chief Stringfield, it seems that it is up
to the public to do their part or not criticize.
REUBEN ROBERTSON, JR.
Haywood County is fortunate in that
Reuben Robertson, Jr., of Canton has been
named as a member of the state board of vo
cational education. This is a distinct honor for
Mr. Robertson and also for the county.
Mr. Robertson has always taken an active
part in the civic life of the county, and his
ability as a leader in the industrial field as well
as the agricultural, has meant much to this
The board and the county are fortunate in
getting Mr. Robertson to become a member of
the Vocational board.
THE COMMUNITY FAIR
.Saturday, of this week the boys of the vo
cational class of the Waynesville Township
schools are sponsoring a community fair here.
For the past several years these fairs have been
attended by a large number of interested citi
zens of the county. This year indications are
that the crowds will exceed those of former
This cart be said of the boys. They have
worked hard all year for this event, and accord
ing to past exhibits, their products placed on
display speak well for them arid show that they
worked in earnest.
The fact that in most communities the
bkl-time county fair has been dropped from the
life of the community, is no doubt largely re
sponsible for the lack of interest in certain
agricultural undertakings that are constantly
confronting the farmers of today.
If these community fairs are continued,
and there is no reason why they should
n't, it will not be long before the county fairs
will again be one of the outstanding events in
the county's life. '
We have often spoken of throwing bouquets
instead of brickbats. And it is not because we
felt that our remarks along this line were not
read or even heeded that we refer to it again,
but because of several concrete examples that
have come to our attention this week and the
effect that the kind words had.
A certain man in Waynesville recently re
ceived a check for $25 from a person who want
ed to use that method in expressing the appre
ciation to this person for the things he
had done for the community. He did not
stop with $25, but also sent a note of sincere
appreciation that will live long in the heart of
tha Waynesville person who received it.
A certain Waynesville pastor this week told
of receiving a letter from some people in anoth
er state who stopped into his church one Sun
day morning to worship. They said in their
letter how much they appreciated his sermon
and his cordiality after the service. The writer
of that letter made that pastor feel that he had
really, done something worth while that parti
cular Sunday morning. What did it cost them?
Just three cents and a few minutes.
At this time, when a great many people
are apt to be more or less blue and worried is
an excellent time to begin to cast bouquets
around. Sometimes a smile or encouraging re
mark will rebound bringing back with it much
more than it took to give it.
HETTER TO BE ON THE INSIDE
Young Woodrow Wilson was sentenced in
Nash Superior Court Monday to serve a mini
mum of 15 years in the State's prison for bank
robbery. The boy is 18 years of age now and
the best of his life will 'have been burned out
of him by the time he completes the long sen
tence. He was one of three men who robbed
the Planters Bank in Battleboro of more than
$5,000. The boy said that his share of the loot
After Wallace Davis has completed a four
to six year sentence in the Raleigh prison for
his participation in a fraud that plunged tha
Central Bank and Trust Company of Asheville,
into insolvency, causing losses of hundreds of
thousands of dollars depositors placed there be
cause of their confidence in Mr. Davis and the
administration of the bank, Wilson will hardly
have started his sentence.
Other bankers in the Raleigh prison who
appropriated large amounts, or were convicted
of appropriating large amounts of money that
belonged to others, will have completed compa
ratively short sentences before the 15 year
minimum term has been well started. Togeth
er with those bank officials are public officers,
men who handled money for cities and counties,
and betrayed their trust. Their sentences,
comparatively speaking, are short.
We hold no brief for the inside men who
have been convicted ; we hold none for Woodrow
Wilson. But we cannot refrain from agreeing
with The Greensboro News that the man who
attempts to steal from the outside is much more
likely to pine away long years in prison than the
man who, from the inside, first gains the con
fidence to further his own interests. If we are
forced to choose between the two crimes, our
respect is greater for the man who makes no
pretense of being anything but a thief than for
the man who takes advantage of his office to
plunder what people have trusted to his care.
Rocky Mount Telegram.
CRIME WILL CONTINUE
Four men were arrested this week in Char
lotte charged with operating a lottery. Two of
them were convicted and fined and two were
given their freedom, Police and all who are
familiar with the operation of the lottery know
that all were equally guilty, but in the court
'lawyers claimed certain papers which were
found on two of the parties "might have been
grocery tickets" or something else, and these
were turned free.
We are informed by reliable officials that
'a man who was sentenced to ten years in prison
less than two years ago is now in Charlotte act
ing as professional bondsman for many of the
criminals appearing in the city and county
courts. We have also been told that these bonds
are not posted in cash with the court, but that
the money is deposited in th bank and the
court is given the privilege of necking on the
account in case of default in the bond.
According to Atlanta Monthly, a man
named Goldberg was brought into court with
fifty-two charges against him and was found
guilty on 49 of the charges, but because his
name in one of the charges was given as llol
berg, the higher court threw out all the cases
and let the man go free.
A large percentage of those arrested for
serious crime in Charlotte are men with prison
j'ecords, most of them who have served only
a small part of the former sentence and accord
ing to their own statements have brought their
freedom at a cost of from $100 to $25,000.
In law it is considered that a man is not
guilty until he is convicted by the evidence, but
anyone sitting in our courts is impressed with
the large amount of evidence produced to prove
that a man is not guilty as compared with the
small amount of evidence that he is. guilty. It
appears that all the efforts of the court are to
free the prisoner, rather than have him convict
ed of the crime of which he most certainly is
With these conditions existing crime is
going to continue.- Mecklenburg Times.
Last week the Jackson County Journal had
the following editorial squib:
"Not a homicide case this term of Jackson
court, not yet in May. Two terms of court and
not a slaying case. An enviable record for our
county, in comparison to some others. Let's
keep it clean."
Even if Haywood county can't boast of such
a splendid record, there is a little satisfaction
in knowing that we have a neighbor that is set
ting a good example.
Two Apex high school students have lost
their right eyes and several more were hurt in
an explosion of chemicals their teacher had
brought together for the purpose of producing
oxygen. Couldn't we do a little more three-Ring
in the high schools and leave chemical lab
oratory experimentation to the colleges- Char,
25 Years Ago
(From the file of October 22, 1909)
Mrs. D A. Baker has returned
from Wadesboro. where she had been
for some months on a visit
Mr. W. A. Herren has returned
from Seattle, where he went to see
the great Alaska-Yukon Exposition.
Mr. D. M- Killian left Monday for
Davidson's River where he will visit
friends and fox hunt for a few days
Several new residences are to be
built in town. Foundation for one
for Dr. J. H, Smathers is being laid
Mr. P. L- Turbyfill is beginning the
erection of a ten-room residence near
Clydp H. Ray, the bi,, store man,
has an attractive ad in this issue.
Wednesday afternoon the tenth
grade held a meeting at the graded
school building and organized with
the following officers: George Cole,
president, Frank Lindors, vic-pres-ident;
Marguerite Sloan, secretary;
Fannie Paxton, treasurer. There are
twenty-two members in the class.
22 YEARS AGO IN HAYWOOD
(From the file of October 20. 1911)
Mrs Mary A- Barnhill, of Atlanta,
is suing the railroad company for
humiliation to which she was sub
jected by conductor. Mrs. Barnhill
in the confusion of hurriedly moving
from a berth in a pullman car to
which she had been wrongly directed
by the conductor, forgot her "puffs"
and "switches" and "rats" which she
had placed in the little hammock.
When she discovered her loss and
requested the conductor to restore
her ornaments, he publicly presented
them to her in the presenee of a car
full of passengers, greatly to their
amusement and her embarrassment.
Th,. home of Mr. and Mrs. John
Kader Boone was the scene of a very
charming wedding Wednesday even
ing when their attractive daughter.
Miss Mary Boone, became the bride
of Mr. Wallace Weldon Blackwell.
Miss Marv Shoolbied celebrated
I her birthday anniversary Tuesday
by entertaining a number of her
young friends at a party. Progres
sive games were enjoyed for several
hours and then the guests were invited
in;o the dining room. The usual fun
wa- had in blowing out the candles
anil cutting the birthday cake.
Mr. Henry McFadyen has entered
Bingham School of Mebane for the
Misses Robina Miller .and Lizzie
' Cole .went ' to. ' Asheville Wednesday
tor a visit to relatives.
Dr. S. L Stringfield, Dr. B. F
Smothers. Messrs J. M- Mock. R. H.
E. Edwards J. L. Stringfield. and
Mr. Webb are spending this week on
a bear' hunt in Swain countv.
Mr. T. N. Massie has begun re
building his stores near the depot
which were destroyed by fire a few
NOTICE TO REGISTRARS AND Jtijjj
Tre following parties have been appointed as THF PEcio
JUDGES of Haywood County, to hold the Election on No '
the said Registrars and Judges are hereby notified that V ... 1.' '
pointed, and they are hereby notified further that thev j.r? ' 1
at the Court House in Waynesville at 10:30 A. M. Oct 'r " '""
County Board of Elections as requested and ordered b'v"th '
Elections. . 'e ' '
NORTH WARD WAYNES VI LLEF. D. Fergus P
C'oman and W. R. Medford, Judges. ' ' ;
cjai'tii tr a r i if a vk'firi'.i ....
ojLxn " a.i.ji3 iLLii Lime Bramlett, Re '
and George Plott, Judges. ' " 1 "
PIGEON Mrs. .1 M Tathev R
" '-""' " rnarr an i i u-
CECIL C. M. Moody, Registrar; W. F. Hi
ipps and Harry j
urnt;t and Mu.
EAST FORK Willie Burnett, Registrar; O. F. B
BEAVERDAM NO. 1 Calton Pless, Registrar; Earl Clark
BEAVERDAM NO. 2 Walker Brown, Registrar; Will Cia
BEAVERDAM NO. 3 C. E. Cole, Registrar; Robert Alh u an. J
BEAVERDAM NO. 4 C. M. McKinnish, Registrar; C. M. ;-aIv,
Walter Price, Judges.
BEAVERDAM NO. 5 A. B. Curtis, Registrar; W. F. Son,;.- m.
CLYDE Frank E. Haynes, Registrar; J. H, Stamey an,j ja k
IRON DUFF T. J. Davis, Registrar; R. L. Stevenson 'm '?
CRABTREE Will Bradshaw, Registrar; A. C. Walker an!
FINES CREEK C. B. MeCrucken, Registrar; X. (.'. Janie mj H,
WHITE OAK Ben Wright, Registrar; A. G. Baldwin and 1
BIG CREEK Mack Caldwell, Registrar; C. C. Roberts an 1 J.
CATALOOCHEE Jarvis Palmer, Registrar; Mrs. F.M:;.k,.
and W. H. Palmer, Judges.
JONATHAN CREEK Mrs. J. R. Koyd, Jr., Registrar; p:,.. i; '.-,
Marshall Messer, Judges..
IVY HILL Mrs. S, L. Queen, Registrar; J. F. Sholton and Mark IS
It is hoped that all Registrars and Judges can be preen: on 0:
for the meeting. At . said Meeting the Registrars will receive all -
and ticKets lor tne saw medion, ana himiuhuuis pei uumiig m ne v.
will be discussed by all present.
The above notice is giv:'n by order of the State Board .of il'mciA
G ROVER C. DAVIS,
Chairman of Haywood County Board of Elc
"So That's Where
'NOTICE OF SALE OF NOTE
COUNTY OF HAYWOOD. NORTH
CAROLINA REVENUE ANTIC
Sealed . -bids for "above note will be
received until 10:00 o'clock a. m.,
October 24. 19:5:5. by the Local Gov
ernment Commission of North Caro
lina, at its office in Raleigh, for the
above notp dated November 1, 19:53,
maturing April 1. 19:54. without op
tion of prior payment, There will be
no auction, '. Interest rate not to ex
ceed C'.'r per annum. The note will be
awarded at the highest price offered,
not less than par. and accrued inter
est. Bidders must present with their
bids a certified check upon an incor
porated bank or trust company, pay
able unconditionally- to the order : of
the State .Treasurer, fur one-half of
one per cent of the face amount of
the note offered. The right to reject
all bids is reserved.
local government commis
Bv: W. E. Easterling. Secretaary.
Babies may not
'. understand but
mothers know the
of security the
And priceless it
may sometimes be
to hear the reas
suring voice of the
doctor saying "I'll
be right over."
But emergencies are unus
ual and the telephone has
another important job in the
home, smoothing off the rough
corners of everyday existence.
It runs errands, saves time,
trips and waste of energy.
For your leisure hours, it
forms a quick contact with
friends to arrange a spur-of-the-moment
trip to the mov
ies, or an informal evening of
bridge. When your friends
want to reach you, why you
are as near as your telcpnone.
Your own experience tells
you in how many way; the
telephone can serve you wen,
and at a cost so small Vat it;
really doesn't pay to try to do
without it. If you do no; have
a telephone, ask about th: ser
vice at the telephone Buine
Having qualified as administrator
of the estate of Frank Snead Paris,
deceased, late of Haywood County,
this is to notify all persons having
claims against the estate of said
deceased to exhibit them, duly veri
tied to the undersigned at 400 South
Elm Street, Greensboro. North Caro
lina, on- or before the 20th day of
October, 1934, or this notice will be
pleaded in bar of their recovery. All
persons indebted to said estate will
make immediate payment to the un
dersigned. This the 12th day of October. 1933.
W. G. GREENE,
Administrator of Frank Snead
No. 114 Oct. 19-26-Nov. 2-9-16 23.
Telephone and Telegraph
Having qualified as administratrix
of the estate of S- A. Shelton, de
ceased, of Haywood County, North
Carolina this is to notify all persons
having claims against said estate to
exhibit them to the undersigned at
R. F. D. 2. Waynesville. N. C, on or
before the 16th day of October, 1934,
or this notice will be pleaded in bar
of their recovery. All person:, in
debted to said estate will make im
This the 16th day of October. 1933.
MRS. FRANCES SHELTON.
Administratrix of the estate of S.
A. Shelton, deceased.
No. 118 Oct. 19-26-Nov. 2-9-16-23.
JOHN R USKI
is credited with saying: "There is 'hardly any thin;: ,nv
,. world that' some man cannot make a littie wor.- .f' "
a little cheaper, and the people who consider P?- e
are this man's lawful prey." '
-Drugs are by no means an exception, for: th )'. :c
many different grades as there are of any other c--modify.
That is just another reason why it pay ta
your prescriptions filled at ALEXANDER'S -.where-;
best ingredients are used regardless of price,
A S K TO U R I) OC T OR
SUPPORT THE NEEDLEWORK GUI LI)
Storm sufferers in Pamlico County
Tfi being rapidly rehabilitated under
the direction of a relief committee
headed by County Agent R. W.
Phones 53 & 54
Opposite Pt Offij