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WAYNESVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 1933
Thirty Men Pushing
Work On Theatre
Equipment, And Furniture Has
Been Bought For $40,000
Massie Theatre Building
Twenty-five or thirty men are
busily engaged at the new $-10,000
Massie Theatre building on Main
street here. The plastering is being
finished, and the tile floor in the large
mam lobby will be placed during the
next few days.
The equipment has been purchased,
according to Mr. Massie, and will
arrive in time for installation without
tielav. Order for the carpet was
placed this week. This will be of an
unusual design, and is being made
specially for the theatre.
Furniture for the lounging rooms
has also been bought.
Xo definite date has been set for
the opening date, but if present
schedule is maintained, the place will
be ready for occupancy during the
middle of December,
County Tax Notices
Being Mailed Out
All this week Haywood taxpayers
have been receiving -cards notifying
them of their 1935 taxes. The cards
are being prepared as rapidly as pos
sible by tax collector and supervisor,
W. II. McCracken and his assistants.
The cards, besides giving the
amount of the 1935 taxes, make note
of the fact that one-half of one per
cent will be given on all 1935 taxes
paid before December first.
In addition to getting out notices,
Mr. McCracken and his assistants,
are preparing a list of all delinquents,
including the year 1934, preparatory
to turning tbe list over to the county
attorney for suit.
Suits will be started and the nec
essary procedure taken to clear up
the past due taxes, it was stated. The
cost of the suits will be added to the
taxes, unless settled at once, officials
Youth Looses Arm
When Hit By Train
Will Bryson, 2Q, is in the Hay
wood County Hospital suffering from
bruises on the head, and the loss of
his left arm as the result of being
hit Tuesday by a freight train be
The engineer's report stated that
Bryson had1 his head on the rail, and
that the cow-catcher pushed! his
head off and threw his arm under
the -wheel. It was believed he was
asleep at the time.
The engineer saw him too late to
stop, the report said.
The arm was amputated at the
shoulder, and his condition was re
ported as serious.
Local Men Bag Two
Deer At Lake Logan
A party of four Waynesvilie men
brought back two prize deer Monday
afternoon from the Lake Logan Club
reserve. Guy Massie brought back a
four-fspike deer, and C. L Reece
bagged a "cow-horn" deer.
Emmett Fye and Linwood Grahl
were in the party. At the club four
men from Tennessee joined in the
$1,750 Given For
Cattle At Sale
A total of "8 head of cattle was
sold at the Clyde Stock Yards last
week, bringing a sum of $1,750, it wa3
learned from officials.
Cows brought from $2.50 to $4.45
per hundred; heifers from $3.15 to
$7.15 per hundred; steers $3.50 to
$7.15 per hundred, and calves $5 to
$8.25. ... .
A pair of colts brought $101.
Criminal Court To
Convene Nov. 25th
The November-December term of
criminal court will convene Tiere on
Monday 25th, with a usual docket of
minor cases and three cases in which
drivers of automobiles are charged
with killing someone on the highways.
Reports from the sheriff's office were
that quite a number were being held
in jail pending trial at this coming
term of court.
MRS. GRADY HOWELL
HEADS ROCK HILL P.T.A.
The ParentrTeachers' Association
of Rock Hill school met October 31,
for the purpose of electing officers.
The election was as follows: '.
President, Mrs. Grady Howell; vice
president, Mrs. Medford Leatherwood;
secretary, Miss Edna Boyd, treasurer,
Mrs. Troy Leatherwood; ; publicity
chairman, Miss Avis Medford.
Mrs. Doyle Alley and Mrs. Jack
Messer met with the association and
gave talks concerning the organiza
tion. - .
Cupid Takes Count
fjSX, T Barbara Stanwyck I
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Another I lollvw ooil romance wont
on the rocks with the announce
ment of Barbara Stanwick, screen
star, that she would 1 1 If suit for
divorce in Los Angelese from her
iH'tor-hnsliand, Frank Fay.
Here Is Settled
The case against J. R. Boyd and
D, Reeves Noland, president and
vice president of the First National
Bank here, was nol prossed in Fed
eral court in Asheville Wednesday.
The two bank officials were indicted
for violation of the 1915; banking act
several months ago.
The nol nf.os was taken in the
case against Mr. Boyd with the
agreement that he be placed on the
tax books of the city and county for
an additional $30,000 for each of the
years 1934 and 1935.
The action against J. R. Boyd, Jr.,
was settled with a fine, He was
charged with misplacing 'funds
amounting to $511 while in the em
ployee of the bank. Full restitution
of this amount had been made prior
to the action of the court, it was
The action against the officials was
termed as "technical" errors, and no
intention to violate the act.
W. R. Francis, assistant district
attorney, handled the case for the
court. Mr. Boyd and his son were
represented by F. E. Alley, Jr., and
John M. Queen,, while I). Reeves
Noland was represented by William
Dr. Jenkins Heard
By Rotarians Here
Dr. Millard A. Jenkins, former pas
tor here, and now of Abilene, Texas,
in his address to Rotarians last Fri
day said there were three things that
he would say were wrong with Amer
ica. Dr. Jenkins, a native of Buncombe
county, is considered one of the out
standing Baptists in the Southern
Baptist Convention, and is pastor of
a church with over 3.000 members.
He told the Rotarians the three things
he put at the head of the list would
be: "Raising Mora Standard," sec
ond, "Political Sami'ty' and third,
Under each 'heading he made a
brief, but impressive presentation of
Twenty-four members were pres
ent.. V,. Preston - accompanied by
John West, gave a musical number, in
keeping with the Armistice Day pro
gram, LeRoy Davis had charge of
the program. -.
Local Girls Win In
Miss Martha Mae Wyche, of this
city, and Miss Frances Plott, of Route
one, were winners in a national con
test of a dollar each, according to an
nouncements mailed out this week
from national headquarters of a large
school supply house, of which C, E.
Ray's Sons took part locally.
CANNED GOODS DONATED
TO HAYWOOD C. HOSPITAL
Through ;the instrumentality of
George Pruitt and Reverend Hannah
J. Pcwell, 104 cans of vegetables and
fruit were donated to the Haywood
County Hospital by the people of
Little East Fork. Seventy cans
from Little East Fork and 34 cans
from Pigeon River Valley.
The hospital is very grateful to
these people for this generous donation.
Annual Red Cross
Drive To Begin In
County Monday, 18
Efforts Will Ue Made To Secure
225 Memberships In County
The organization for the Red Cross
Roll Call with William Medford,
cf the Haywood County
ship committee, has
!)tm perfected and
bf solicited begin-
morning, .Nov. l.Vh
a n d continuing
through, the 2dth.
county has gecn fortunate in having
had no serious disasters during the
past year as many other sections, the
work done by the k-eal chapter hat
served a great purpose. Of titc fifty
per cent retained for k;-al work ill
but 5li cents has been t xpended of last
Among the many worthy piojecls
accomplished last year are as follows:
All the school busse.s were equipped
with first aid kits; iiu'iier us i lasses
were held in home hygiene for the
women, which included home making,
care of the siik and other 'elated
subjects of practical use to women;
many needy easts were provided lor;
each doctor's car in the county was
outlitted with a special kit, contain
ing sheets, towels, bandages, and
other emergency articles that might
be used in needy obstetrical cases; a
well equipped linen closet has been
kept in readiness to make loans of
necessary linen, including sleeping
garments, towels and sheets, in
cases of illness, in oiiof eases.
The work for the coming year will
be planned much along the same
lines, as there are no other agencies
in the community- di.ng just this
type of relief.
Working with Mr. Medford, chair
man, will be Miss 'Hester Anne
Withers, who will serve as residen
tial chairman. Under Miss Withers
will be the following: Mrs. J. Har
den Howell, Miss Iris Chafin, Miss
Tillie Rotha, Miss Louise Stringfield,
Miss Kva Leatherwood, Missi Ila
Green, Miss Mildred 'Crawford, Miss
Ellen Louise Killian Mrs. Ben Col
kitt, Mrs. G. C. Boston, Miss Betsy
Lane Quinlan, and Miss Stephanie
Moore, of Lake Junaluska.
In the business districts will be
working N. W. Garrett, L. N. Davis,
Dr. O. T. Alexander, Dr. S. P. Gay,
and Grayden Ferguson. All the in
dustrial plants will be worked also,
With someone connected with the
plant in charge of the drive.
Hampered By Rain
The weatherman played havoc with
the observance of Armistice Day in
Waynesvilie Monday, in that until
the last minute those in charge did
not know what t do about going
ahead with the program, as the sun
would shine a minute, then the rain
would descend the next.
Attor postponing the plans for the
parade once, and then deciding to go
ahead, it was found that Company
"II" and the COC group could riot get
ready in time, after having been told
the parade would be postponed, so in
typical American Legion fashion, the
"show: went on," with a let down,,
despite natural , hindrances. . :
The parade started at the Hotel
Gordon, and marched to the high
school where the publi- services were
held, with Commander J. II. Howell in
charge. . .'..; j -;. jt
The addresses of the morning were
delivered by Dr. K. S. Truesdale and
Father : Howard V. Lane. i
A square dance at the Masonic
Temple, under the ausniee.s of the
D. V. A. for benefit of disabled vet
erans was held.
A special memorial service was held
Sunday morning at the Baptist
church, with the Rev. H. W. Baucom
preaching a special sermon. The ser
vice was well attended by veterans.
Other than the parade, public meet
ing arid dance, but iness 1 in town -.vent
on "as usual," with the exception of
the court house offi.es and bank heir.g
Average Farm In
County Valued At
$2,175 For This Year
The average of farms in Haywood
county dropped S2.C57 in 1935 as
compared with 1930, according to a
report just made by the University
NTews Letter. The 1930 value per
farm was listed at $4,832, while the
1S35 value was set at $2,175.
This cdinty ranked 43rd in the
state, and showed that there are
3,197 farms in the county, and that
the value of the lands , and buildings
amount to 86,954.158.
The average for the state in 1935
is $2,068, whkh fi-ives Haywood a
slight advantage of $106 above the
state average per farm.
New Hanover county leads the
state with farm average valued at
$3,826, and Graham county is last
with an average of 756. j
IJ ""a mg
1 1, i- !m:i m i . Uieliaril Tear, be
low, a. ml an i--suitor. .nluev
1 1 .i in kI t il. wen lii lil liv iHilice
a fu r diseuyrt'V ul ill i" limlv ol
.Miss I'oi-iilna LorniK'. -i'. ill a
'thicket near her bunie at Mount
I si i i! Ul-. Mil.. IHn ilavs belui-e
she was lo have been ina I'llei!.
R. W. league (iocs
To Florida To Do
Mr. and Mrs. It. W. Teague, of t'ove
Creek, left Monday for Dade City,
Florida, where Mr. Teague will op
eiale a truck farm. He spent last
winter there and bought a 40-acre
firm and rented a 120-acre farm, and
grew truck. He has rented the 120
acie place again this year.
He plans to grow beans, strawber
ries, carrots and turnips. Later he
plans to go into the poultry business,
he said, in connection with the truck
Although born and reared in this
county, he spent 2(1 years on the west
coi'st. He served three years in the
Philippine Islands during the Span-ish-Anieri.an
war. He also saw ser
vice in the Cuban war in IHiiH. He
was a -member of the Second North
Carolina Volunteer regiment.
He has been spending the winters
in California . until last year.
State P.T.A. Worker
To Be Here 3 Weeks
Mrs. Raymond Binford, State Field
worker of the North Carolina Congress--of
Parents and Teachers, ar
rived in this section during the week
and will spend the next three weeks
here. While in Waynesvilie she was
the guest of Mrs. Doyl l..i Alb.'y, dis
Unusual interest has been manifested
in the P. T. A. work in this section
this fall and Mi s Binford's visits arc
i-n'ovirnr 'nf mnrh liehi a the irroliDS.
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lax Rates In State
Show Wide Variation
In the current issue of the Popu
lar Government magazine, an article
dealing with a Comparison of tax
vates for the hundred counties in
North Carolina sets out that the low
est county tax rate in the state is
to be found in Cleveland, with a rate
of 36 cents.
The highest rate in the state is
Washington county, with a rate of
$1.90. '-. . .' '; . -
The counties are divided into four
groups, according to population, and
the smaller counties average rate is
$1.23, or four cents over last year.
The second group, which includes
Haywood, averages $1.09 this year
a.s compared with a $1.03 average last
year. The third group has a 96-eeht
average and the largest counties av
erage 71 cents.
Haywood's rate is $1.31, or two
cents less than last yea ,
"Billy" Sunday, 72,
Passes In Chicago
"Billy" Sunday has exhorted bis
last convert to "hit the sawdust trail."
The famed baseball-evangelist, the
Rev. William Ashley (Billy) Sunday,
died last week at the home of rela
tives in Chicago. He was 72 years
old. . '.
His pictu'-esque baseball terminol
ogy and acrobatic gestures in preach,
ing the gospel led his friends o term
him "the man who saved a million
While many ministers questioned
his methods, few ever doubted bis
"Biliy" Sunday's evangeli.-ffc ca
reer began in 1896 at Gardner, la.
In 1903 he was ordained a Presby
terian minister in Chicago, .
Held In Slaving:
Funeral For Thad
Hyatt;69, Will Be
Held Here Today
Funeral scrvi.es will be held this
afternoon at 2 o'clock from the
Baptist church for Thaddcu.s Keece
Hyatt, 69, who passed away on Tues
day night at the Hilt more. Hospital,
Asheville. Kev. II. W. Baucom, pas
tor of the church, will otliciate and he
will be assisted by Dr. It. P. Walker,
and Itev. Albert New. The Masons
and the American Legion will also
take part in the services. Interment
will be in Greeiihil! cemetery.
Mr. .-Hyatt is a native of Haywood
county and was the son of Alberta
and Dorcas Hyatt. After an absence
of many years lie came to Waynes
vilie in 1918 and has resided here
since. In that year he was retired as
a sergeant from the regular U. S.
Army after the prescribed years of
He was a Spanish War veteran, and
had seen service on the .Mexican
border and in the Philippine Islands.
PallbearcYs will be Paul Walker,
L. -M. Killjan, Lane A rrington, M. '.
Green, Zeb Curtis, and K. ('. Moody.
Snrviving are bis. widow, the form
er -Miss- Maggie Moody, mie sister.
Mrs. Marietta Keener, of Spruce
Pine, three brother.-, Oi'.t H.viitt, of
Asheville. lames Ilvatt, of Wliittiei.
and Willie Hya :. V K a. .-;.'.
Last F T.A. Course
Is Set For Friday
The la-! of ibe fo.ir, classes held
under the auspices ; of the, Haywood
Council of the- P. T. A. will meet on
Fi idil.v afternoon- pnimptly' at 3:15 ai
the ('entral Klemenlary school. ' j
The program will in: -lud'e "Kecrea
t.ion . for . the. Child," by '.'Mrs.-'-M, .G.
Stainey, who Will enii!ia.-ize the pre
school child .in the borne ami the il
lation of play to good 'sportsmanship,
as a foundation for unit-acts' later i'
Miss .Singleton, of the Bethel
school, will develop the idea of recrea
tion from the school age through the
adult period. The third in the sym
posium will be a talk by Miss Louise
Kd wards, "Methods of Discipline."
The study period of the ftrevious
Friday was of unusual worth, having
on the program Miss Foster, assis
tant, principal, of one of the Ashe
ville schools.' Miss Foster spoke on
"The duty of the parents to the child
for guidance through the early years
through the complexities of the mod
ern world," Dr. Stevenson, also of
Asheville, spoke, his subject being.
"What we are denends so largely
upon where we are born." He
brought out: the idea that the revolt
of youth was age old, and Urged
education be given without domina.
tiori, and stressed the importance of
the child's development as an indi
IVIars Hill Plays
Local Team Today
Coach Weatherby's high-flying
Mountaineers will face a strong elev
en from Mars .Hill-'High here today.
The local eleven, expecting no easy
time with a team which recently de
feated Canton High, has been going
at a fast clip on a muddy field in an
attempt to polish an attack by im
proved passes and new plays added
to their assortment of spinners, re
verses and laterals.
This game has been scheduled for
Thursday in order to allow some to
attend who wish to leave Friday for
the Duke-Carolina classic.
In Auto Wrecks
David Howell Sustained Loss Of
Eye At Result Of Crash On
A i cf wricks jvi r the week
end resulted in a number being in
jaiiil, and seveia! cars being badly
Ibnid Howtll hail the mi;-.fortune to
:, -e ;-:n eve. as tile lesuil of an acci-'i.'iit-
on the .lur.athan Creek road
laiiy Sunday nierniny, when a truck,
.-aid M be driven by Milliard Moodv,
collideil with Ilewell's ear.
(Hlicirs here 'aid the truck had
or-'y mie light, and foued Howell's car
ert' the roaii. The ear was torn up
c, nsideiably, it was said.
Howell was lii-missc I irnni the
Moililny night, two 1 in ks met
head-en at. the city limits wi the
Dellw.nid read. They wore olriven
by Nathan Carver and" a son of Mur
ray Ferguson, it was re-ported. The
trucks were damaged, anil occupants
of both cars slightly injured, none
Monday night a heavy loaded truck,
driven by William Ferguson, turned
turtle d,vn the mountain, at Spring
( ri-ek, doing considerable damage to
the truck and bruising Mr. Forgu-.-on
Ivirly Monday nigh: a car or
truck crashed into the platform of
the store building owned by Mrs.
deny Leatherwood just outside the
city limits on the Asheville road.
The platform was slightly damaged.
The car left the scene before it was
learned who the driver was or wheth
er the ear was damaged. "
2 Indhins To Be
Hung For Murder
If Found Guilty
Two Cherokee Hoys, In Teens
, To (Jo On Trial November
25, For Murder
Next Monday week, November 25,
two t herokee Indian boys, Walter
Calhoun and Allen Long, both in their
teens, will go on trial in federal
court, in Bryson City, for the murder
of another Indian. Walker Driver,
ii, some lew months ago.
H the two are found guilty of first
degree murder. o-,i;,,., a... i
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will be hung on the Reservation at the
V u i munlt,i"-.. Under the lav
ot the Keservation, hanging js the
penalty for first degree murder.
The two defendants were given a
hearing here befu-,. ll,iii.,,i ui.,t..
. i""ii UUlllVl
Commissioner W. T. Shelton last .
summer. W. II. Francis, assistant
attorney, represented the government
at the hearing, ami will be in charge
of the case for the federal court at
oiyson i ity. ;
'I'he judge in the ease lias the righ
to, include in th'- sentence, if the dc -fendalits
are fontnl ,inil( ,.,u..n
. fr. 11 " i.r , net ii i-1
or not the bodies are to be turned over .
to a surgeon for ilissectiou.
The boys know but little English,
and the hearing here was conducted,
through an interpreter. The trial
will be done likewise, it wa.s said, - '
Mr- Francis will also ,bc m charge'
il -another fir.-t dogse- ca.-e whiib
invoH-Ls alleged raiie on a j-l-year-
old Indian girl. Both of ihi-e case'
are among the worst ever -'to como
up from the Cherokee Keservation. : A
At the hearing, Long and Calhoun,
according to witnesses; had a dispute
with Driver over payment of three
coiuV which they claimed to have
won from the disce ised. in a shoo'tin--game.
All this week federal 'court is being
held in Asheville, and according to
Mr. I- rancis, the. lockct is , the heav
iest in some time, with the cases
ranging from thel'i to murder, in
cluding, counterfeitting, plenty of
liquor cases, and some white slavery
Haywood Bull Is
A Haywood county Guernsey breed
er, H. Arthur Osborne, of Canton, has
just won., national, recognition on his
pure bred Guernsey bull, Masterful
of Garden Creek, 174121.
This bull, having three daughters
whiph have made creditable official
records, has been entered in the Aik
v a nee Register of the American
Guernsey Cattle Club. Masterful of
Garden Creek will be known hereafter
as an Advance Register sire. Only
Guelnsevs which meet hio-h nrndn-.
tion requirements are eligible for
entry, ine three daughters which
haw comnleted ' nfficinl rccni-fl, in.
elude: Wilma of Garden, Dona of
Gardtn Creek, and Haywood Hypatia.
Date '' Max Min
7 ".-.' ';' -. ;-' 73 50
-8 . :- :) .. .i
9 '"'. 5.-' 43
10 65 41
11 65 42
12 65 47
13 61 41