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WASHINGTON. President Roose
velt fired a double-barreled attack on
lawlessness and set the National Crime
.Conference to work on what is called
the latest campaign of its kind in
the country' history. ;
FORTH WORTH, Texas. Mrs.
Jfcanta her 14-year-old husband to
Pauline Mulline, 14-year-old mother,
come back home- The young mother
expreased her desire for her hus-retui-n
while nursing her three-weeks
old daughter.
LOS ANGELES Roscoe Turner
American speed pilot, has announced
tentative plans for two flights around
the world. One flight will be made
around the equatorial belt, and the
other fey way of the north and south
poles, i
WASHINTON Over 500 persons
were-arrested Saturday, and thous
ands of dollars' worth of illicit drugs
were uncovered, as federal . officers
Struck a staggering blow at the big
organized narcotic rings throughout
the country.
WASHINGTON The administra
n ade this week to increase the Army's
a;r fleet 300 planes instead of the
proposed .r00 plane increase. Con
tract! were awarded for 50 planes at
a cost of $1,000,700. Bids for the
other6 230 will cost approximately
r, WASH IN KTON. The adminstra
tion has announced that a survey of
the home owners financial needs had
been made and plans are underway
to convince .Congress to make this
amount available
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': CHICAGO -The swiftest flow of
Christmas spending in years is swing
ing in on the Nation's merchants, a
survey showed. The survey revealed
that trade in many cities in the na
tion is at the highest peak since 1929,
and ranged . as high as 33 1-3 per cent
abovej last. year. .
FIXMLVGTON. N. J. The state
claimed this week that a rung in the
Lindbergh kidnap ladder has been
traced bv an expert to the home ofj
Urunp llauptmann, who is now in jail
charted with the kidnapping.
NOLl'LU Search for the plane
cut. ( harles Ulm and two Aus-
of !
tliers who were lost at sea
iy a week ago has been given
The fliers were attempting to
m Okland, California to Honvj-
111; J
immte to Australia.
iNajW YORK A baby girl weigh
ing seventeen ounces was born here
Sunday. The baby was placed in a
baby incubator.
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(WASHINGTON A billion dollar
Federal subsidy to pave the way for
a 15,000,000,000 building revival was
under! consideration at Washington
over the week-end, as a means of
restoring pea.e in the New Deal
housing family. '".
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WAS i 1 1 X ( ;'!'() N Federal m i n t s
turned out three times more coins in
Tmf -r ttlan in all of 1933. j
ftn . tmoer output was 77,UO,r
000 cams with a value of $4,976,820.
Burroughs, author and creator of the
famous fiction character, "Tarzan,"
nas filed suit f0r divorce' against
tmmj Hukhert Burroughs, his wife,
lor 34 years. He charges extreme
cruelty. '
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lJUiKSI NG, .M tch. - Twenty-two
bodiet have beep recovered, and eigh
teen lire still missing in the icy ruins
or the Kerns Hotel, which was de
stroyed by fire at dawn Tuesday
morning. Six members of the Mich
igan (legislature were turned in the
Tenn. Army officers are
investigating the fire which burned
wvreef barracks and caused the death
01 'Wee C.CC boys and leaving four
unertng from burns. .
EAj.i;iGH.The State Supreme
rju,1 'h one of the 22 opinions hand
v? fi9vn Wednesday, reversed the
"or;9 Carolina board of Dental Ex
mniis and the ruling in Buncombe
superior court revoking the license
w Practice of Dr. J. E. Owen, an
'"hefiiie dentist, because he had in
serteij paid advertisements in a news
paper? and because he had caused
!Pns m colors to be painted upon the
ouudinj, in which he has an office.
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j , 7 ""c ui. uwen was a canai
trict " ('CI;Krt'--i;n5an fl'o:" this di.s-j
Survey Started
On Soco-Cherokee
Road Saturday
Engineers Are "F lagging"
Route. Will Be Part Of The
Scenic Highway
Preliminary work for the survey
of the road from Soco Gap to Ch t
okee was started last Friday by a
representative of the United States
bureau of public roads, it was learned
through Frank V. Miller, member of
the state highway commission. The
link will also be a part of the Scenic
Parkway, which was recently decided
on by Secretary Harrold Ickes.
The Federal engineer, Mr. Haxton.
was here Saturday, with Col. W. I.
Lee. of Gatlingburg, Tenn., an engin
eer of the United States Bureau of
Public roads. Col. Lee was in charge
of the construction of the Gatlinburg
Newfound Gap road.
Mr. Haxton, Mr. Miller said, plans
to "flag" the section of the Parkway
leadng from Soco Gap to Cherokee
within the next live days and will
make suggestions for changes in the
proposed route. The link i.s 11 miles
long and the route is through govern
ment land.
Early in the fall the state highway
and public works commission decided
to proceed with the construction of
the extension of the Soco Gap high
way from Soco Gap to Cherokee, but
when it was decided to route the Seen,
ic Parkwaythrough this section the
state commission 'abandoned it.s con
struction plans.
The Soco Gap road is now paved
from its beginning at PellWood to the
Gap. With the completion of the Park
way link from Soco Gap to Cherokee,
Western North Carolina will have
another entrance to the National Park.
Organizations in Western North Car
olina have urged Washington officials
to construct the Soco Gap-Cherokee
link of the Parkway first, its the state
had made a survey and the right-of-way
factor would not enter into the
matter because the route is through
government property.
B, S. Marsh, locating engineer for
the State Highway and Public Works
commission, is expected to tall in a
survey crew, how working on High
way 284. to work on the Soco Gap
Cherokee link.
F. Ferguson Heads
Duke Alumni Here
Frank Ferguson. Jr., was elected
president of the Haywood Duke
Alumni at their annual meeting in
the Masonic Temple last Friday
night. Mrs. L- J. Blackwell, of Can
ton, was named secretary-treasurer
of the. organization.
At the meeting the principal speak
er was Coach Carl Voyles. lie dis
cussed current happenings on 'the
Duke campus and what progress was
being made at the institution. Coach
Voyles was introduced by Ix'e F.
Davis. Harmon Moore, of Canton,
Special guests at the banquet were
Mrs. Frank Ferguson, Wes.s Patton,
and Mrs. W. T. Crawford.
Lee Davis was named alumni coun
sel, and W. Thos. Reeves was named
publicity chairman.
727 Births In 1933
In Haywood County
According to figures published in
the current issue of The Health Bul
letin, official organ of the Suite
Board of Health, this county is cred
ited with 727 birth in 1933. and 47
deaths among babies one year old or
The total for the state was 75322'
births, with 4.974 infant deaths. The
average for the ftate of deaths per
1,000 population was fitj.O per cent..
Haywood's average was slightly less
than the state average with a per
centage of 64,6. .;;.'
Pharmacy Displays
Records Of Teams
In keeping with their annual prac
tice for the past six years, The Way-1
nesville Pharmacy has devoted onel
of their show windows to . show the j
records and pictures of the Waynes-,
ville football team. : J
Ihe display is attracting much at
tention, and was planned and put in by
Herbert Burnett. .The window' has
been put in each year in recognition
of the splendid work of Coach C. K.
Weatherby and his team.
WASHINGTON. Selection of Rep
resentative Joseph W. Byrnes, of
Tennessee, as speaker of the next
house was virtually assured this
week. "The speaker will be named
January second.
Going Strong!
The Mountaineer has add
ed 28 new subscriptions and
renewals since last week,
making 141 for the past 4
weeks. -
The Mountaineer is always
appreciated as a Christmas
Two Added To
Health Service
Of This District
The United States Public Health
Service ha recently allotted $2,400
to the Health District of which Hay
wood i. a part with the main office
here. The funds are for the purpose
of employing an additional health
inspector for the district work and a
laboratory technician The amount
will cover the salaries of these two
oftires for the next eight months.
The need for a "laboratory technician
in the laboratory in the main office
here has been realized for sometime.
The length of time it takes a blood
specimen to arrive in the laboratory
of the Stato Board of Health in Ral
eigh alters the condition of the spe
cimen to such an extent that a cor
rect analysis cannot always be ob
tained. George Tabor, of Almond, N. C ,
has been selected for the position of
sanitary inspector and has been as.
signed to Swain county. The tech
nician has not as yet been appointed.
Farmers Federation
Plan To Build A
Grist Mill Here
The Haywood County Advisory
committee of the Farmer's Federation
met on Monday morning, and decided
to raise the necessary capital to set
up a grist mill in connection with the
warehouse he rev The funds to cover
this additional expen.-e of the Feder
ation to be derived from the sale of
common ami preferred stock.
During the past year there has
been a surplus of coin in the; county,
yet. last summer corn meal was
shipped into Haywood .from . Tennes
see. Following the policy of the
Farmer's Federation in developing
the marketing facilities of the comity,
the committee decided to go ahead
with definite .plans to install the
Hammer giist mill and a corn shel
ler. At some later date when the
patronage justifies it they hope to
install a feed mixer.
The Hammer mill will enab. ' lie
farmers to taku their own roughage
and grind into a balanced live stock
feed. The Farmer's Federation now
has five grist mills and Hammer mills
in connection with the warehouses at
other places that are providing most
successful both from the standpoint of
the Federation anil the service to the
farmers in the areas they are oper
The Haywood County Advisory
committee of the Farmer's Federation
is composed of the following: H. A.
Osborne, Hctirv Francis. Glenn Hovd,
J. H. Med ford." Glenn Palmer, Robert
Boyd, 11. V. Davis, K. ('.Chambers,
N. W." Carver, and C. S. Queen.
Roy Reece and John Norton, who
are in charge of sixteen counties in
this section of the state for the alco
hol division of the government have
the distinction of leading the entire
state in captures of stills and rum
The two officers spent most of the
mi. nth of November attending federal
court in Asheville, and were not in
the field much of the time.
Livestock Is Some
times Poisoned On
Acorns And Leaves
The danger of livestock lieing poi
soned by oak leaves and acoras is
increased when undernourished ani
mals are. permitted to range in the
woods, warns Dr., (.'. I). Grinnells,
who is .in charge of dairy; investiga
tions at State College.
Well nourished cattle . seldom eat
enough leaves or acorns to cause -riou.s
injury, he said, but underfed
-animals . will eat large -'quantities .of
oak leaves, acorns, and young sprouts
in an- effort to satisfy their hunger.
Young cattle, especially, are liable
to suffor -serious digestive disease
when this oak feed becomes a promi
nent part of their diet. ...Loss of ap
petite, dcj. reased or discontinued
rumination, con.stipation, . lowered
milk production and a disinclination
to move are some of the more obvious
It is thought that the tannin, or
the substances which produce tannin,
is the poison Which affects young, un
dernourished animals when ; "it i.
eaten in large quantities- .
' Some observers are, of the opinion
that half-ripe acorns. which fall from
the tree before maturing" in times of
drought.; are more injurious than
those which have ripened.;
Animals over three years of age, '
sheep, and hogs are seldom bothered
hv oak. poisoning. D- Grinnells say?,
although they too may become sus
ceptible if forced to eat too; many
leaves and acorns.
. While the budget-will ii t lie marie
public until President R vi.-evtlt pre-,
sents it to Congress, January 3'd, it
is being put into type and will make
an 800-page document.
Purpose Of The New
Highway Protective
League Are Outlined
League To Clarify Present High
way Iiws, Says (ieoige
Ross Fou. Of Raleigh
George Ross Pou, Raleigh, General
Counsel of the Highway Protective
l eague of North Carolina, has issued
the lirst statement defining the aims
and purposes of the organization with
which he has recently become iden
tified. "We have been asked," said Mr.
Pou, "to inform the general public
on the necessity of clarifying present
highway laws.
"We have one of the finest state
highway systems in the United States
a system that people outside the
state admire and try to copy. A
system pointed to n.s the chief reason
for North Carolina's remarkable ad
vance during the last ten years.
"Hut it is not completed. Many
miles of inadequate roads still con
nect important communities. Many
county roads, cared for by the state
funds, need to be graded drained and
"Motorists of the Mate are paying
for these roads in the form of gas tax
and license fees. They pay every day
for -maintenance and construction they
aren't getting because highway funds
are being diverted . for . uses foreign
to highways, Highway' money is
being withheld from it.s legitimate use
in construction anil .maintenance.
Why- the Highway Department it
self is being -depleted because of lay
oil's and low wages.
"The. League has for its purposes,
(a) the prevention of further legis
lative diversion of highway funds,
(b-j the enactment of an amendment
to the State Constitution prohibiting
diversion of the funds, (e) a sound
and proper revision of motor license
fees, (d) the promotion of safety -upon
our highways and (e)the adoption
of a rational highway plan for North
Carolina. .
"It is the 'purpose of this new or
ganization to find ways to avoid these
difficulties,1 take them to the people
so they may judge whether the cause
of such difficulties should be corrected.
Able men and interested organi
zations have joined hands -with all
Noith Carolina -motorists to insure
purpetuat ion -of the best state high
way system anil most ellicient high
way department personnel in the land.
A partial list of the sponsors of this
organiz it ion is indicative of its ulti
mate success."
Farmers To Vote
On Tobacco Act
Monday Morning
All farmers and tenants who grow
tobacco in Haywood county are ex
pected to go to the following: places
on Monday. December 17th, and Note
nil' the liui ley question:
Waynt'sville Township, .Court House
Ivy Hill Township, Itellwood.
-.'.Jonathan's (rick, Rock Hill School.
White Oak, Ben Weighty
Fines ('reek. Kino's (.'reek .School
'rabtreo. Rock Springs.-.
Iron Duff, Manson Medfords.
Clyde, Kilw:n Kirichcr's Store.
Pigeon, Last I'ork. Cecil, Bethel
School. -
At each place will be found some
member of the County Control com
mittee who will explain the hurley
Broad Social Work
Program Will Be
Presented Assembly
Raleigh. Nov. 29. -The 10113 North
Carolina General Assembly, meeting
here January 0 will be presented with
a broad program, of - social work for
. .Mrs. W. T. Bost, state 'commission
er' of public welfare in a biennial .re
port" filed with. Governor J.- (', B
KlirjnghaUs, suggested reforms rang
ing from establishment of a colony for
feebleminded negroes, to appropriat
ing, an annual fund for the aid of
mothers. -
The report contained the following
proposals: . -.-;'.
1 . That increased appropriations 1m i
made to the state charitable and cor
rectional institutions for. mainten
ance. (b) That appropriations to the '
state institutions include sufficient j
funds for sterilization.. , I
2. That the state take over, enlarge J
and operate the Industrial Negro f
Negro school for girl.s at Kfland-
15. That the state -provide for the
establishment of a colony, for feeble-
minded negroes at the State- hospital r
in Goldsboro. I
4- That an annual mothers' aid fund
of $63,000 and an annual boarding
home fund of $13,000 be appropriated
for the coming biennial.
5. That further protection of the
illegitimate child be enacted.
, 6. That the state establi'sb a : wo
man's prison with classification facil
ities sufficient to handle women mi
demanants now committed ' to' the
the State Industrial Farm Colony at
U'inston and the felons now commit
ted to the Central prison in Ralei'.'h.
7.. That the state establish and op
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1,228 Given Jobs
Through The Local
Employment Ollice
During the lirst year's work
the United States Employment Sei
vice, through the local otlice 1.22S men
ami women have been placed, accord
ing to a report made by Mr. M 1-..
Swearingen, manager of the Haywooii
County United States Reemploy
ment office. The average placement
made so far are more than three
placements pe.- day. A total of Mo
were placed on C. W. A. projects in
the county ; 451 on the P. W. A. jobs
and 270 in private employment. 316
veterans were placed on these pro
jects. Veterans witli dependants ar
given preference.
Opening November 2S, ilK!3. the
Reemployment Service lias become a
unit of the United State Department
of Labor. At the outset oflu es were
set up in practically every locality
to serve civil works projects, but with
the close of the administration central
offices bci.ame district ones operating
over three or more counties m which
smaller ollices were discontinued.
Haywood county has been fortunate
enough to retain its ollice so far. and
the local icitizens should make every
ellort to have this ollice continued if
possible as it's I'. V. A. works are
just in the beginning and counties
that have no ollice have no opportu
nity to give local laboT any prefer
ence on projects, as provided by
law. i '
The analysis of pirn, emeiits pre par
ed by Mr. Swearingen include: odd
jobs around hollies, cutting lawns,
cleaning up, -etc. 9 ; day laborers on
('. YV. A. and P W. A." propeets and
private employment S.'l!' ; truck driv
els 303; carpenter.-, M; brick masons
Hi; blai, ksmilhs 1 1 ; .'concrete, mixer
operators 5; concrete finishers I 1;
farm hands 16; tireiilen 2; form set-'
tor 11; painters It; shovel 'operators
1; tune kepers 3; foremen US; engin
eer assistants 1; plimilK'ts ; road
machine 'operators' 4; watchmen H;
tractor drivers 1; trucks and drivers
2; air drillers 1; sanalarians !; census
takers ; shovel oilers 2; clerks, 1;
powder men 4 ; superintendents 2; can
norywoi Iters 1 ; -'distributor operators
(asphalt) 4 ; roller operators li; loader
operators 2; concrete spaders 8.
Jobs were 'found for 111 women. The
analysis of placement ,,f women were
as follows: cook.s 1 ; stenographers 3;
house keepers 17; maids 1 ; seam
stresses (i; trained nurses H; cannery
workers 1; cashiers 1,
The active halance of applK ations
in Haywood county office is 1,404 men.
including !I!S veterans; active women
7(1. 'Ihe total registration of the of
fice is .'1,227. Lots of these have found
employment for themselves; .others'
eaids have been icanrclled liecuuse the
applicants have noi renewed their ap-.
plication eveiy 00 days a- n ipiired by
the nianager.
Thrill Club Is
To Be Organized
Here Next Tuesday
flans are. being made to. organize
a Hoys' Protective Thrift Club in
Way nesville, and formal organisa
tion will get under way at a bampiet
which will be sLaged at th' Masonic
Temple" on Tuesday night, December
18,' at six o'clock, it, was announccil
by Mrs. Kdna M'-CJee, who has Ik-cii
named; thrift counselor for this: community-
Rev. II. W. Baucom and W I".
Smith will be the principal speakers of
the occasion. Several others are. being
placed '.'on the program.
The lian()Uet will be for boys be,
tween the ages of ten and twenty,
together with their parent,.- The
purpose of the organization is ; to
"teach the rising generation thrift,
character . building, . good citizenship,
home teaching together with spiritual
needs,". Mr. Francis Morey, of Ashe
ville, who is Asheville counselor said.
S. K. Clabaugh, who is president of
the league, will be hi'fe persoiiully to
present the charter which will be rium,;
I or HO."
A program is being planned for
slimmer . aet i.vit ies which wi ll Jiiclude
hike-, ba - ba ll ti-.uii - and .other sim
ilar; events that .hoy's enjoy.
Thermometer Falls
To Zero On Tuesday
ill Man. Winter made his first
prolonged visit to this section 'Mon
day, .when an inch snow aU'Companied
by zero weatner nit. ne.-e. . .
The thermometer fell to zero Tues
day night, after failing to get higher
than 21 during the entire day.
The snoAy IV'gan melting about
noon Wednesday but by nightfall the
thei mometer was down to -0 agiiin-
Petition for Pension
Is Being Circulated
A petition was being passeed in
Waynesville the first of the week
and had a large number of sign
ers urging Congress to pass the
Townsend bill which provides for a
pension "of $200 monthly to all per
sons sixty, years anil older. The money
must be spent within thirty days
after . receiving it, the bill states. -
Those passing, the petition around
stated that they were meeting with
success at almost every point.
Accused Arkansas
Murderer Is. Being
Held In Jail Here
Youth. 21, Hrought To Local Jail
From (Jeorgia For Safe Keep
ing For Arkansas Officers
Cunt Cotbrene, -4, is in the Hay.
wood county jail awaiting the arri
val of officers from Waldcnberg,
Arkansas, to carry him back there
where is is charged with participat
ing in' a robbery and murder of an old
man in that state.
t'othrene was brought here Sunday
afternoon by otl'r ials from Georgia,
and placed in the Haywood jail in
care of Sheriff J. ('. Welch, for safe
keeping. The prisoner said hi
arrested in Clay county late Sata
The prisoner talked to The M
tnineer Tuesday afternoon from ,
cell, and told of hearing discussions
of the crime in Arkansas about "cot
ton chopping time." but that h knew
nothing of it.
"I worked on my father'. farm and
one day when taking u disc plow to
a neighbor's 1 heard him say an old
man had been beaten to death ill bed
and robbed. I never saw the old man
in my life," he said
According to Cotrono, he left his
father's place soon after the crime
was Committed, which was seven
from his father', farm. He
came to Clay county,
a native, ami worked
, of which he is
on his brother-
in law's farm until
Hi', has ot her n lat i v
adjoining i omit ies. he
arrested last
in Clay
said, but
lived in
A r-
tile past
my vea,
The prisoner
says he is. He
swer any quest
first he denied
the crime, then
of t wo other
looks older than he
didn't hesitate to an
ion put lo him. At
even knowing about
later told the names
men men who were
awaiting trial iM Arkansas for par-
i;ipatirig in the murder.
'Telegrams from Arkansas ollieials
stated t hey were leaving t here im
mediately tq get. Ihe prisoner. It. is
understood that a $30 reward was
olfered for the Ci', pi lire of t'othrene.
Library Directors
Hold Business Meet
'I'lo regular meeting of the Hoard
id' lliiectors of the Way nesvilli
orarv -ssii, lal ion niel on U eitnesii
Pec. 3th, at the home' of .Mrs .1.
Smat I t - .wit h n ticoid attendance.
Kerv meinbt r of tin- board was pres
ent in town, 'fen in number, being on
h.inil. 'Chi' u-tial routine biisiiies.s
u is I : a n -a , t I'd an I at t o'clock a
1 1 nriiitli e from the Kol.irians ainl ;t
ii' in e-ent at i ve fi oin the newly orgali-
'Zi'il lioy elnb. ,. -11111' ill to discils
rial issue ol the duv. 1 he nien
re. enting the Rotanatis wen Mi
Ch trles Kay. Kali!i Prevost and
est Wit hers. M ,-. James Rose
F. li
re p-
resent ci "Thr, Si vp n Cloh
men were present to talk over with the
ten lilnarv directors pla-ns for re
opening the library. , The 'ilitori;
the November 201 h issue of
Mountaineer and Crude Abe
lent, appeal" in las). week's
voiced tlie sent iment.s of a large.
.iority of the townspeople, and
it is
hoped some means of financing
library for trie ruimnc vnif mnv
found. The president of the library
noaril appointeif M rs
Miss Alice (juirilan
Smathers fir confer
meiili orieil men and
J Howell Way.
and Mrs. J. H.
with the afore
work out some
plan of ai tioii.;
Chairman Publicity Gommittec.
Man Is Killed In
30-Foot Fall At
Champion Fibre
( ANTON 1! P. Haney ' j). f
near Asheville. employed as a carpen
ter by the Champion Fibre company,.
Canton, was killed almost instantly at,
S o'clock Wednesday morning when
ho fell through a f reight idevator
shaft .under;'. 'mirt's-t ruction, in the book
mill departmmt of the fibre company.
Haney's' skull whs fractured in the
;!l-f;ot; fall. II- fell from the roof of
the sf.iuet ')', and strU'k a concrete
floor, two: flight down. . Ivrce! -Riley;
another carpentor, stationed on the
second floor, suffered a slight scalp
wound, when he. was struck bv Haney
in the fall. . "..'.;
ilaney was a. liroth r of Gladstone
Haney, of ('antriri. a!'eman
fit the filircv mill. ... Funeral . arrange
ments have not been completed. j ;
$'.1110.0(10,(1(10; I A PAY .'"."'.
The solid position of Federal credit
was evidenced . . the unprecedented;
sale; of ; $!IOO,0(ie ''to in goy.rnment
securities in a . sir - 'e day last week.
The IVeat.Ur
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