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VVAYNESV1LLE, NORTH CAROLINA
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 1933
849 PUT . TO WORK TUESDAY 0N.WPA JOBS
J. Liner Given Contract To
Build Junior High School
Work To Get Underway By De
cember 15th. Building To
Have 12 Rooms And
A contract for the Junior High
School building has been let by the
schoel board to Jerry Liner, for $40,
253, with the provision that work get
underway by December loth.
The new building will be two stories-,
and will contain 12 class rooms, and a
gym, The building will be of brick
The plans now are that Mr. Liner
will complete the building by May or
This new building will be built al
most in front of the present gym,
which will be converted into class
rooms for the vocational agriculture
The contract for plumbing and heat
ing was awarded to Young Plumbing
and Heating, Canton. This contract
was for $5,000.
The WPA has agreed to furnish
$21,581 of the amount needed to con
struct the building, and the county
board of education the remainder.
Thi i the third building to be built
this year by the school board. The
Rock Hill school is being completed
this week at a cost of about $19,000.
The Allen's Creek building was com
pleted some time ago at a cost of
Colin Mclnnes Is
Promoted, And Will
Go To South Africa
Colin- Mclnnes, head of the Stand
ards Department of the local plant
of the England-Walton Company, has
been transferred to another depart
ment, and is at present at the plant
in Winchester, N. H., taking some
special instructions relative to his
Around the first of the year he and
his family will leave for Port Eliza
beth, in the Union of Africa, where he
will buy gheep skins for the company.
This is a distinct promotion for Mr.
Mclnnes, who has been with the EnK"
land-Walton Company for the past
En route Mr. and Mrs. Mclnnes and
two children will go by way of Scot
land, where they will visit the form
er's parents in Dunoon. They expect
to reach their destination in Africa
, betwee.i five and six weeks after leav
Set Of Triplets
And Twins Born
The stork seems to have been kept
rather busy in Haywood county dur
ing the past few weeks, according to
About a momh ago twins were born
to Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Cogdill, of
Waynesville, Route One. .''.-. ':'
And on Tuesday afternoon of this
week, triplets were born to Mr. and
Mrs. Dennis Singleton, of Canton.
Three boys, weighing four pounds
' each. ' -
It is quite unusual that a set of
twins and trmiets are oorn in ine
same community within a few weeks
Are All Smiles
The teachers of the county are all
smiles this week why?.
Football game? Maybe.
Things going smoothly? Perhaps.
Not much cold weather, as yet?
Pay day. You guessed it.
Made At Hospital
When a request was made Sunday
morning for volunteers to give blood
for two transfusions at the Haywood
County Hospital, about forty responded.-
The blood for a transfusion for Mrs.
Robert Snyder was given by Lester
Poteat. -." ;; ".; :
Another transfusion was made,
with George Stentz giving the blood.
110 HEAD OF CATTLE
SOLD AT CLYDE THURS.
A total of 110 head of cattle were
sold at tlie Clyde Stockyards last
Thursday, bringing a total of $2,250.
The prices were in line with those of
the past few weeks, in comparison
with the brand of cattle offered for
sale, officials stated.
! Haywood Native Dies
V i I
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. THUS. V. XOI.AMI
(Cm Courtesy National Hanner)
Rev. Thos. Noland,
75, Passed Away
In Nashville Tenn.
Native of Haywood County,
Spent Active Life In Metho
dist Church In Tennessee
Funeral services for the Rev.
Thomas W, Noland, 75, a native of
Haywood county, and who for 47
years served conspicuously in the
Middle Tennessee conference of the
Methodist church. South, were held
oft Novembar 11th, at his home in
Mr. Noland passed away early Sun
day morning following an illness of
almost a year.
His career as a Methodist minis
ter began in the pioneering days of
circuit riding and continued until
last January when he retired because
of ill health. Either as pastor or as
presiding elder, he served a majority
of the churches of the Middle Ten
nessee comerence ana ms devotion u j
pastorial duties was marked for its ,
He was known and loved': through
out his district, and widely recognized
j in Methodist church circles for his
A son of the late JamesHardy and
Sarah Owens Noland, he was born in
this county, He first went to
Tennessee to enter the old Univer
sity of Nashville in 1880. After
graduating he came back to North
Carolina for a-fthort- period to teach
school. It was at this time that he
met Miss Emma Webb, of Kinston, N.
C, also teaching school, and married
her. here in , 1885. Mrs.1 Noland
Soon after his marriage, he return
ed to Nashville and entered the theo
logical .seminary of Vanderbilt Uni-
( Continued on back page)
WOMAN CHARGED WITH
KILLING TWO COWS
Mrs. Minnie Shepherd, of Pigeon
was bound over to Superior Court
Wednesday afternoon by Magistrate
frank D. rergusOn, under a 5d00
bond, charged with the poisoning of
two cows belonging to J. C. Burnett.
It was brought out in the evidence
that Mrs, Shepherd put out a substance
resembling sulphur, and said to have
been sheep dip. It was alleged that
the cows ate! this and died as a re
sult.;. ,.' '.''
The stomach of one of the dead
cowg had some of the substance in it,
The Burnett pasture is near the
BDuapiAa aq; 'p.iaqdaiig -sift jo ujuq
Massie Opens 'Radio
Massie Furniture Company announ
ced yesterday that they were opening1
a radio repair department in charge
of L. F. Gebo, a well known raido re
pairman. : Mr. Gebo is a graduate of a ra
tional radio school and since his grad
uation has been continuously engaged
in radio repair Work.
New equipment for the repair shop
has , been received, and is of the lat
est type available, it was explained.
Funeral For Dee
Clark, 49, Held
Superintendent of Lights For
Town, Dies After Brief Ill
ness. Buried at Fines
Brief funeral -eivii.es were held
the Garrett Funeral Home at 12
o'clock on Tuesday for Dee Clark,
40, who passed away on Monday
morning at tho Haywood County Hos
pital, with Dr. R. S. Truesdale, Rev.
H. W. Bauom, and Dr. K. P. Walker
At 2 o'clock services were .con
ducted by the pastor, Rev. A. I..
Kay'e, at the lower Fines Creek Meth
odist church. Interment followed in
the cemetery nearby.
Ac. ive pallbearers weie nephews of
Mr. Clark and were as follows:
Roger Ferguson, Hen Wright, Paul
Ferguson, Rankin Ferguson, Claude
Rogers, and Paul Ferguson.
Honorary nallbeai crs were: Hugh
J. Sloan, Milas Noland, Reeves No-
land, Prof. F. L, SalVord, O. L. Brlggs,
(i!enn Palmer, Norman James and
Grovel- ('. Davis.
Mr; Clark was born and reared in
Haywood county, and was the son of
Mrs. Rachel Ferguson Clark, and
the late Dallas Clark.
For more than twenty years he
was the chief operator of the gener
ating plant of the Haywood Electric
He took a prominent part in the
religious and civic me oi nis com
At the time of his death 'he was
superintendent of light.s for the town
While he had not been well lor
sometime, his death was unexpected,
and followed a brief acute illness.
Surviving are his widow, Mrs.
Nellie Rav Clark, his mother, seven
children; five sons, Robert, Hugh,
Jack and Ned, of Haywood county,
Ray Clark, of San Pedro, Calif,; two
daughters. Miss Maoie ana mis iviar-
garet Clark, also of Haywood coun
ty; one brother, Grover C. t iaiK, ana
the following sisters: Miss Iva Clark,
of Lake Junaluska; Mrs. Sam Queen,
of Waynesville, Route 2; Mrs. Frank
B. Davis, of Canton; Mrs. K. w.
Teague, of Dade City, Fla.; Mrs. v,
W. McCracken, of Ledger, Montana,
Mrs. T. B. Allen, of Toledo, Wash.
Business Men To
Meet Tonight To
A special meeting of all liusine-s
and professional men in Wayiicsvillu.
Hazelwood and Lake J jr.aius.Ua. has
been called for Tlwr'd:i nii.rht, at
seven-thirty -At the (Chamber of
Commerce office to discussed with
school authorities the new stadium
which has geen started at the high
school field. .
A group of foiij't-vn met Tuesjjv
evening and formn'atid plan.s for the
meeting . Thars'(I4y -.night-.-'-- A '? n!nti
tee composed of (iuv Massi:', Jelf
Reeves, and Sam Knight will nave'
charge of the meet ng.
M. If. y Bowk's, ' .-un.'.'int.'ivlein of
schools, present."1!! the plans for 'l.c
Stadium, ar.d tho value of it 'o '.he
community. It i.; believe J 1 hat aft( r
the stadium is c mipl".(d ihat college
football game- cn be brought to
Waynesville .several times ;. year.
The committee said: "It will lie to
the interest of every business man
in the community to be present Thurs
day night. It is one of the most im
portant things to come up in some
time, and must have our immediate
attention.' . I
Two Football Games In County
Football fans of this section should
look on this week-end as ideal for
their favorite sport, as the annual
Haywood gridiron classic between
Waynesville and JCanton, which is
always outstanding in the football
season, will be played at canton on
Friday afternoon, and on the next
aiiiernoon, the Catamounts, from
Western Carolina will meet the Bull
dogs from Biltmore College here for
Haywood's first college game, 1 :
Both games are being looked for
ward to -with a great deal of interest.
Hundreds of fans will be in Canton
Friday afternoon to see the Moun
taineers meet theix- ancient foes, the
Canton and Waynesville have only
played against the same three teams
this year. They i were, Mars Hill,
Christ School, and Hendersonville.
Against the?e three, Canton scored
39 points, and the opponents 46.
Waynesville scored 38 points and the
opponents 32, but that means little or
Next Week's Paper
To Be Published On
In order iluit die reader may
get their imiH'r before TlmiiU--giving,
this aH-r will lie pulIi-li-eil
n day oui'llcr next week.
The new schedule for Hie com
iiiK week will mean thai (he
paper will have to go to prcs hi
noon I lie-day. Those having
news and advertisements are urg
ed lo co-operate for ihis change
in publication date.
20-Tons Of Coal At
Clyfle School Found
To Be Slowly Burning
After searching frantically for two
days, "the mystery fire'' at the Clyde
High School was discovered early
Monday afternoon, just in time to
prevent the sl'read whii-h would have
undoubtedly burned the building to
Smoke was not iced in the rooms,
hut effort, to lo'.-ate the source was
futile until by chance it was discov
(rod as coming from the coal storage
room, where some twenty tons of coal
All of the coal was shoveled out,
and at the bottom was found the
smouldering fire. It had burned a
hole the size of a barrel and was
'School officials .said if the blaze
had once gotten to the top of the coal,
it would have caused such a hot fire
that tho. entire building would have
Will Convene On
will pre8i(le over tbe-Wm-of crim
inal court, which will convene here
On Monday, November the 25th.
While the docket is a heavy one, there
are no capita! cases.
Outstanding on the calendar will
be the case of State versus Ruff, who
is charged with running over Sam
Snyder, who was fatally injured in
a automobile accident some few weeks
ago in front of the Baptist church
on Main street.
The other cases, while numerous,
deal for the most part, with Viola
tions of the prohibition laws, public
drunkenness, and minor offenses.
Two $5 Prizes Are i
Being Offered For
The Best Essays
( ould you use five dollar.-. '.''
Tlie merchanU's 'division of the
Waynesville Chamber of Commerce
have two such bills which they are
going to give away on Hecemiier tenth,
and for just, a little effort. .
In connection with their 'Tradc-At-Home"
campaign, they are offering
a five (ioila 1 'prize to ttie adii'TVT i
ing the. best letter Or essay oh "Why
it; is (ioo'l Business to Trade at Home."
"To a school ( hiid, of any grade or
sc'nool in the county, another prize of
five dollars will be given fur the same
thing. Details of this will be an
nounced by Supt. Messer. ;
The letters should be mailed to
"The Contest Manager," care of the
Chamber of Commerce, Waynesville.
The letters must lie in the hands of
the judges by noon of December tenth.
The campaign is well underway,
and every effort is being made to
bring before the people of thiV
community the value of trading at
To Draw Many
nothing in a Canton-WaynesvillG
game, as the teams forget records,
except those of the past years be
tween the two teams. For the past
several years Waynesville has been
the victor of the battle, but this year
some rate them as the underdogs.
Nevertheless, they are practicing hard
and will fight to the finish to keep
their record for the past few years
against the Black Bears clean.
The first college game will bring
back to Waynesville High School C.
C. Poindexter, who is now director
of athletics at Western Carolina. He
has turned out such players as Fred
die Crawford, Jack Phillips, Lee Davis,
Don Hyatt and a host of others.
His team will meet a strong team,
and several Waynesville and Canton
boys will be in the line-up.: The game
gets underway at 2:30 Saturday and
the Catamounts go into the affray as
favorites. The game is being spon
sored by the high school athletic asr
(Continued on backpage)
Robert Snyder, 28,
Wounds Wife, Then
Takes His Own Life
Tragedy Takes Place At Home
Near Hazelwood Early Last
The community was shocked be
yond measure early last Thursday
night, wht' n 'Robert Snyder, 28, sue-ce-sful
young business man here, sent
a load of gun shot int.) the abdomen
of his estranged wife, seriously
wounding her, and then turned the
t ten o'clock last ni-Jii, Mi'-.
Mi) tier was reported to In- "kci.
liny uIoiik fairly well, and about
llie saine; although lier condl
llon i still considered M'tioiis.
. -he is vonu'uhat improved oci
that -lie ua- the ,il the
gun oil: himself, committing suicide.
A 20-guarge shot gun wa.s used.
The parents of three small children,
had been separated -'about four
months, and he was staying with his
parents, Mr. and .Mrs. J. P. Snyder,
near Saunook. He left his parent's
home with the intention of gomp
hunting, it was said, and stopped by
hi.s home, 'which was on. Highway No.
10 just beyond Hazelwood, .presum
ably to see the children.
Funeral services were held at two
o'clock SaturHay afternoon at the
home of his parents, with the Rev.
11. W. Baiicom conducting- them.-- The
Junior Order was in barge, and in
terment was made at (Ireen Hill cem
etery. Mr. Snyder was a partner of J. W.
Killian in the Waynesville Laundry
here, they having bought the business
some three years ago. For five years
prior to that time he held a position
in the laundry, and before that was
employed at the Swannanoa Laundry,
in A'heville. ' ': " .: '
Mrs. Siiyd?r is from Tennessee.
The det'eased is survived by his
widow arid three small children, his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Snyder,
and one brother, Jack, of Waynes
ville, and seven sisters: Mrs. Irvin
Sims, Ashcville, Mrs. Vaughn Plott,
Mrs. Dewey Hrendle, Miss Wilsie
Snyder, Mrs. Uichard Carringer, Mrs,
1). j. Dean, and Miss Ruth Snyder,
all : of Waynesville.
funeral For Mrs.
Max Bryant, 90 To
Be This Afternoon
l-'uneral services will be hchi a1.. 2
o'clock this afternoiiM at tile Massie
Fuheni-'i : Home for Mrs. Sarah Au
gtisla Bryant, !M) year- 'of age, who
died at 1 :.'i.r Monday afternoon at.
her home in Fast Waynesviile. Dr.
It. I Walkcl-, pastor of the "Presby
terian church, .-'will conduct the last
i il.es. Interment will follow in (Ireen
4-. -' Mi'iLJiXX-di) U - UiuL: bceii u aciidctif
for more' than III ve.-n-- hnvine' 'I
lo Wayne.-.ville with her bus
Mr, Max Bryant, , who has been
for .several years. She had been
living at. her home near town With a
companion, Miss Mary Russell.
Mrs. Bryant's sin. Professor Max
Bryant died a few weeks ago at his
home in St. Louis. The only sur
viving member of htf- immediate
family, is htr daughter-in-law, Mrs.
Max Bryant, who is ill in St. Louis
and was unable to come here for the
New Features Added
To This Paper. Biff!Swavne:er Horse
Serial Begins Today
A new northern woods story, filled
to the brim with romance, adventure
and thrills, begins in today's .issue of
The Mountaineer, and will be con
tinued from week to week for some
Before buying this story it was
read by several local people, and it
received the hearty endorsement of
Another feature that has been
added to the paper at a considerable
expense are the news pictures which
are now being published. Also the
"Old Home Town" feature which will
he found oni the editorial page week
ly. This is one of the best known
comfc-; cartoon.? avaijablei Many
daily papers,; have, been using this
cartoon and, the : same news picture
service for year-'.
FINES CREEK NEWS
At the Fines Creek gymnasium on
Friday night the Fines Creek girls
defeated the Spring Creek basketball
team 39-9. The Fines Creek boys de
feated the Spring Creek boys 33-10.
Mark Ferguson coaches the boys and
Harriet Boyd coaches the girls. -
Weekly Pay Roll
In County To Be
More Than $5,000
Farm To Market Roads, Streets,
Stadium, Painting Bridges
And Sewing Rooms
Fight humliv.! and JV
(" n on relic went t,i T, ..,..!..
m -mm.c- at ,.,Kht ,.'cUk k on VP
projects in every township in Hav
ood county. Hius j-iving a job to at
ci.s. 0ne r.,rson from every relief
lamily m the counly, cr, a:ir.g a pav
'oll ot over ?5,0OO weekly.
I he S i:) pe,.pt. i,u.ude ,mlM . ,
Wiien. and the pmje iU,, ,',.,
e sewing r,,,,,,,,. to ,.,, , (
Work on the fo rm i,, ,.,,.! .. , .
- ' oe in iikki m-Jaiices
ing oi crushed stem-, a
old CV.: widened m:i ti v
and built drains. -...-s
ci'ews il lull-1"
of t he roads
oi.n a.s one
road is completed,
Mle crews will
vc to .UMtllC)-,
hiu t here are nro-
)n eVM.v towibhiii now heinir
woi krd on. it was learned.
Other' pr-.ij.rts en which some of
ihe .S-1: are working, include:
I he city nark, Waynesville.
C.'ii t ruction of a sladium, Waynes
ville, Painting three In idges, ('anion.
Street re nail i rig, Canton.
Sewci- line project, Canton.
Two and a half . miles of streo'
The farm to market roads are a!
dil l roads, and tlii . program is to las
for '.two years, it was learned fron
the ic-einployment cflice, in charge:
of Mason Swcaringer.
The total payroll for these S 19
people will be over $."i,000 weekly.
From tjme to time, as the projects are
completed, the worker' will he moved
from one place to another.
WORK STARTED ON
STADIUM AT SCHOOL
Work got underway last week oil
the $7,700 stadium at the high school
athletic field, with D. V. Phillips, fore
man and in charge of construction,
Some 1.") men have been given work
on the project, which is another if
the many WPA projects now on in
The project will he completed in
February, as the WPA officials have
allowed three months for completion.
The WPA officials are to furnish
the labor, -which will amount to ap
The nbm.: .-all; for ;v stadium 2(10
feel long and about 12 . tiers high,
seating some 1,200 people. The orig
inal plans ' have been changed, and
instead of a concrete stadium, one- of
wood and steel will he erected.
Strict economy throughout' the school .
year, will be adhered .to by the -students,
and they have already cancell
ed ' the annual Junior-Senior baiiouct,
.and win donate the money to the-sta- .
liuni. :. Fx pensive commencement
graduation program- will also be
done away with and the funds given
; to the. stadium.
; A large n um her of . students have . .
promisee t won-; alter scliool ainl on .
Saturday on the
DM, II cl .
. I he stadium wi.il h" one of the, hi st
high school sta'dium's in the stare, iiid
is expected fir st i mutate much inter
est in athletics. .
MANY MEN AT WORK
ON HIGHWAY NO. 281
Approximately. J 50 non-relief nien
have been, given jobs hy the con-true-'-.
tion of ..approximately', four miles of
road from Bethel towards Springda'e.
The const rut tion . . includes two river
This is a PWA project.
Electrocuted B y
A horse belonging to Pink Swan-,
ger,; of Ifazclwooi!, was instantly
killed when he walked- over under
ground electric wires; which due to th
excessive rain.- of Tue.-day; and Wed
nesday of last week, had shorted an(
charged the ground with . high vol
The horse was being driven by a
grandson of Swanger, Louie Cock
ran. The horse was pulling a wagon
at the time. The driver and another
boy, Ralph Calhoun, jumped when
they felt, a slifht shock. : '
The incident " happened near the
Unagusta Manufacturing Company. "
Electricians worked on the wires dur
ing the week-end. .