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WAYNESV'ILLE, NORTH CAROLINA
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 1935
For Potatoes And
Tobacco In County
County Agent Smith Believes
Tobacco Will Bring In More
Than $100,000 To Count v
Puritan Maid-New 1935 Model
County Agent W. D. Smith has just
returned from Raleigh where he. at
tended a conference regarding "the
marketing of Haywood c'rops, and
several other matters of importance 1
to the farmers of this county.
Mr. Smith is much"en?ouragsd over
the situation, and is "feeling fine"
about the potato crop. It was esti
mated some months ago that the ciop
would be only about fifty por cent
of the normal crop, bat new figuies
'show that the crop is above sixty
Sve per cent of the normal, and with
the prices advanced ' ninety cents,
makes an encouraging outlook, he ex
plained. Potatoes got as low as 15 cents a
bushel in Maine, and were being ele
.'ivered on the Atlanta market for as
iow as 33 cents. The new nric23 give
the Haywood farmers a different out
.'ook. The tobacco crop in Haywojd this
year is somewhat less than last year,
iy about 100,000 pounds. This year's
crop will be approximately 500,0p0
pounds. The allotment for the county
is 618,000, which means that all 'that
: produced in the county can be sold
this year: This was not the case ast
year under the marketing regulations
sales were limited.
Mr. Smith believes the price this
year will be higher than last year,
which will mean more dollars and
i-ents to Haywood farmers. Last
year's crop brought in over $100,000.
Two Fires Here
aaturaay morning sparKs irom a
chimney set the roof of the R. L. Pre
vost nome in liazeiwood on tire in
two p'laee, burning portions of the
iWater did some damage to the
rooms below. Mr. Pre vost plans to
have the repairs made this week, and
estimates it will cost approximately
The fire department answered an
other call Sunday morning at the
home of Francis Mllner, where a flue
wa burning out. No damage was
- Mr.h Hun j s" '
Parked Car Damaged
On Street Saturday
A hit-and-run driver did consider
able damage to the parked car of T.
L. Gwyn last Saturday night, in front
of his home on Main street. The
front end and steering apparatus be
ing damaged beyond repair.
This is the second time within a
month that his car has been struck
while parked in front of his home.
-N'o clue was found as to who hit
his car Saturday night.
IVo Local Boys On
Two Waynesville football players
have recently come into the lime
ight of Rutherford College, and bril
liant grid futures are in prospect for
thorn,- They are: Ben Atkins,-flashy
speed demon and field general, who
has proved a nucleus of the Ruther
ford running attack during the sea
son thus far; and Edwin Poteate, stal
wart guard, whose brawn and ability
have greatly bolstered the Ruther
ford wall. Atkins is the son of Mr.
and Mrs. James Atkins, of Waynes
ville, and Poteate is the son of Mr.
and Mrs. M. A. Poteate, of this city.
It is thought that both boys will
return for another season at the
Methodist institution next year. In
dications are that Rutherford will,
next year, produce one of her great
est football concoctions of all t trees,"
Hollywood may lack the crisp New England weather characteristic
of the first Thanksgiving, but Marsha Hunt, screen star, has made
sure that her holiday feast will have the traditional turkey and
pumpkin pie. ,
Ink Used To Sign
Is Causing Delay
75 Girls Working Day and Night
In Raleigh Issuing Driver's
License, Says Patrolman
Any number of people have ques
tioned, ''Why don't I get my driver's
license? I sent off the application
blank in September, or the first of
"And, will I be stopped by a pat
rolman for not having it yet?"
These questions, and hundreds of
others, ale asked almost daily of the
highway patrolmen, so The Moun
taineer got Patrolman Lee Phillips
to give an explanation of the mat
ter, and it is simply this:
If you recall, when filling out your
appli.ation for driver's licence, it
specified to use blue or black ink.
Those who didn't follow these instruc
tions got their applications back in a
few days, but many of those who did
i use the ink specified, used a type -of
link that will not photograph.
hach blank that is sent in is nho
tographed for a .record,- but 'tome of
the cheap inks would not show on
the photographic plate, arid that ne
cessitated nutting 75 girls working
day and night tracing oyer the 'infe
rior grades of . ink .with an '' k that
Mo arrests, or inquiries will be
in uli by patrolmen about th; licemse
until all have been mailed out of Ral
eigh. Although not officially an
nounced, it is believed that a drive
on driver's license and the new 193(5
tags will be made at the first of the
Anyway, according to Patrolman
Phillips, if you have sent in your
application and have not heard from
it sin. 'e, just don't worry neither
lose it when it comes, and have it
with you every time you get under
the steering wheel.
Over $13,000 Paid
In Haywood In 3
Months By Mutual
Haywood County Mutual Can
ning Association, Inc., Paid
Over $5,000 For Labor At
Lectures Have Been
Postponed Until Jan.
The course of lectures on contempo
rary subjects, which will be delivered
by Dr. Willis A. Parker, of the Ashe
ville Normal College which was to
have been sponsored by the Business
and Professional Women's Clubs,
which was to have been given this
month, has been postponed until after
Much interest has been evidenced in
the prospect of having Dr. Parker
lecture and a number of people from
outside the county have signified
tneir intension of joining the classes.
rEACHERS WILL MEET
HERE DECEMBER 7TH
Teachers of the county will hold a
special meeting at the Central Ele
mentary School here on December 7,
t was announced yesterday by Jack
-lesser, county superintendent of edu
S. E. Connatser, of Clyde, is presi
dent of the group. On the program
-or the day will be Miss Juanita Mc
'ougal, of the State Department of
instruction and others will speak.
"Horse Sense" Will
Stop Many Wrecks
Lee Phillips, state highway patrol
man from Asheville to Waynesville,
told Rotarians last Friday that most
automobile wrecks were caused on
straight, dry roads in the day time,
and that 95 per cent of all WTecks
were caused by men.
Patrolman Phillips went into de
tail of how to avoid wrecks, but con
cluded his talk with the phrase, "At
all time use just common old horse
He cited a number of instances
right here in this county where care
lessness had been the cause of serious
and "almost" serious accidents.
He stated that the driver's licenses
were being mailed out as fast as pos
sible by 75 girls who are working day
and night. It is thought that en
forcement of the license and the 1936
tags will be done at the first of the
Dr. and Mrs. F. O. Garren left Sun
day afternoon to spend a week's va
cation. Dr. Garren is manager of
Smith's Drug Store.
A report just made public by the
Haywood County Mutual Canning As
sociation, Inc., which operates the
cannery at Hazelwood and three
others in this section, paid out for
pay roll and crons in this county alone
a total of $13,050, between July first
and September first.
A total of $39,M7 'was .distributed
to all four of the associations in 111?
group. The figures show, however,
that Haywood county received about
a third of the total amount.
The pay roll at the cannery, and
the amount-paid to Haywood growers
ran a little better than .$5,000 each.
Hne camu'iy pay roll reached
$-,!2o, for the 327 persons employed
which made an average of $18.12 per
person. I'orty-iline per cent of the
persons employed in : the cannery
were under 20 years of age.
It was estimated in the report that
2,0U -persons-.were affected by the
pay roll. .at the tannery.
I he beiry crop in this county paid
in cash, 1.!M)0. and reached 175 ia.ni-
i lies, or 1,050 persons. . It "was esti
mated that 580 were on relief, and
H70 near relief.
A total if 441 grower's were paid
$5,177 for contracted crops. This
meant that an estimate of 2,l) l(i . r
A summary shows that a ' t'olai of
$13,50 was paid eut in this county,
that !)43 families were affected or
5,696. persons. Of this number 1,530
were on relief and 3, 7lM) in or near
Cannei :. v ;.ie loc ite-! rt HuZrlwo'oei.
Murphy, Banner Elk, N. C, t nd
Soddy, Tenn. The issd-iutioi at Ban
ner. Elk led the gro.ip, with a total
of over $18,000 being paid out. Hay
wood Was second with $13,050: Mur
phy third with $8,050, an,d Soddy,
Tenn., fourth with $747.
The association distributed f oi
for wages $16,170; for berries, $9,098;
for crops, $14,381, making a grand
total of $39,649.
It is estimated that 6,501 families
have been affected, or .17,714 persons.
The report also shows that 15,732
persons derived enough to overcome
relief needs, and that $13,698 was giv
en to persons on relief.
The home office for the four asso
ciations are maintained here, and
employ some eight or ten persons.
Business Men To
Put Up $400 For
Signs On Stadium Scorned.
Shrubbei Will Be Planted
Instead, In Beaut ificat ion
At one of the most enthusiastic
meetings held in Waynesville in four
years, a group of 25 business men of
the community last Thursday night,
pledged over $400 necessary to sup
plement funds to get a $7,500 stadium
at the local high school.
The group will' solicit funds from
otheis in the community, but obli
gated themselves to see that the mon
ey was in the hands of the treasurer,
Hugh Massie, by the first of Decem
ber. The groun last Thursday decided
definitely against pla.-ing any signs
en the back of the stadium for .ad
vertising pin-poses. Instead shrub
bery wi-1 be planted and a genera!
beautifR-ati'mi program will he carried
The linns making contributions
gave them as deroct donations, and did
net buy anything except ' A general
mp. ovemoiu for the school."
- complete list of the firm- con--.
i lluiting to this cause will bo. pub
lished at .i later date.
Work is already underway at the
stadium, ami some til'teen or more
men at work: The total of $5.00 lias
been approved under the I'WA pro
ject for labor alone. The stadium is
to be completed-, within three months.
S.-hool officials; hope to make the
stadium 200 feet long instead r..!' the
lod as originally planned. I hev r.lso
hope to extend the In Id in I' oVt of
the stadium to a size tn.it will take
care of a baseball field, and use the
stadium as a grand stand.
I Football, Dance
Set For Thursday
All Stores To Observe Sunday,
Hours. Services Also To Be
Held At Clyde.
Clyde School Is
Closed Until New
No doubt - die nappio.st group ol
children in (he county will be lound
in and around Clyde, as there is no
school being held on account ol a
"bursted ' boiler.
Thursday night the boiler wentt
bad, and is beyond repair, and until
a new one arrives, no school will be
held. It was said that it will proba
bly be a week before a new boiler
can be installed.
Only last week the 20-tons of coal
caught on fire, but did no damage.
An adult, hearing of the closed
school, and recalling his school days,
remarked that this was probably the
answer to the prayers of some of the
Changes Made At
Local Funeral Home
Extensive changes have been made
on the premises of the darrett I'lin
cral Home propertv. A ponecochei c
lias been added to the side, which is a
great improvement both to the ap
pearance and the convenience of the
A few weeks ago. the trees and
hedges were uprooted and the entire
plot, since, has bi'e'n rclands.-aped. I lie
lawn has been icsodded. and a variety
of shrubs set out. with a small
htrelffej cf -iubori'.ae. planted: aknr a.
i;ey ' ceinTnt driveway, . that w iii rx-
tend to .the garage-'in the retr wlirn
Man Escapes By
Jumping From 2nd
Story Window Sun.
Mayor Way Finds
Purse Containing $65
Only once in a life time could a
person lose a pocketbook with $65 in
it and have it returned to them
That is what happened to Miss
Millie Padgett Friday. She dropped
her purse in front of J. H. Way's
resident, and in a few minutes Mr.
Way passed along and found it.
There is no question to it that Miss
Padgett was the happiest woman in
Waynesville when the news was
broken to her by Mayor Way.
Declaring that he would die be
fore being placed in jail, after being
arrested bv .Policeman J. W. Patton.
early Sunday night, for being drunk
and fighting, Jack Hoxit, 22. lumped
from the elevator lust a it started
to the fourth floor of the jail, and
dashed through the court house to the
front, then up stairs and lumped from
the second storv window to the con
crete walk below. .
Within thirty minutes after his
second-story leap, he stole a car, be
longing to a Mr. Kczziah, near the
depot and made his escape.
Monday afternoon about two o'clock
ne came in and gave up. and was
lodcred in jail.
His companion. "Sonnv" McElrov
who was arrested for fighting and
being drunk, was lodged in lail Sun
day night, and Monday morning was
tried and given 18 months by Judge
Wihon Warlick. He stole a car
about a month ago, and was under an
18-months suspended sentence.
Hoxit is also charged with stealing
another car about a month ago.
William B. Bell
William li. Hell of New York,
president of the American I vana
mid Co., was named chairman of
a committee of 10 nationally
prominent industrialists and law
yers appointed to raise tho lie
publican campaign chest for 1 !;!.
"Mail Order Buying"
I s Expensive A n d
U n c e r t a i n, Says
L o c a 1 Merchants
1 he t nide-at-lioine campaign, which
is being staged by the merchants
division ol the t hamper ol ( ommercc.
picked up more speed this week as
the -merchants began making a de
termined effort to keep business at
In a full page advertisement last
week (hev stressed the importance
and ee'ononiv nf staying at home in
stead of trading in nearby towns.
J his week's message, in another
page, sets forth tlie harm dune to a
community bv patronizing mail order
A spokesman lor the merchants
said: ' It only takes a lew days of
watching the parcel pew l arrivals to
be convinced1 that there is entirely
too much business being sent, out ol
town, if that .-anie business was
kept at home, there, would be enough
lo operate a store now much larger
than any in town and at a prolit. and
give at least 2i lo.al people work.
It is a proven fact, bv compari
son, (hat people pat i onizing mail
order houses do not get anv bettel
values than can be had right at homo,
and the added t rouble, extra expense,
time taken, for shinnient.s, iind the
uncertainty of getting what: is .'-wanted,.
is all done away with when mer-
cliajjdisci is lioug'lit at homo," the
In .connection with the trade'-at-honie
campign,. (he merchants are; of
fering $12.50 in prizes. One to an ele
mentary school child of $2.50; another
to a high school student of $").()() and
also one of $5.00 to an adult fur: the
best essav on. Why It Is-do. id I;usi-lie-s
I o I lade At Home. '
. I.lie ess'iy niu.st be jp . thi! hands -of
the ''Contest Manager" by noon, De
cenilie-r ..tenth. Winners w ill he ah
Waynesville and community will
join the rest of the countiy in cele
bia'.ing a typical Thanksyiv ng sea
A number of c.illege studeins began
arriving Tuesday to spend the week
end with their parents, a:id many
other are' expected by tonight.
At a meeting of the nieivha'Ks list
week, it was unanimously decided that
all stores would be closed, except those
that remain open on Sunday, and
they would o'n.-crve Sunday hours.
At eight o'clock, a union service
will be held a'. the Presbyterian
chinch, with all churche.- participating.
Hev. Albert New. n
Kpiscopal church, wiil hi
and ul choirs of t'De t:
jhii-'I in the -pe.-ial mils'
( loot! i row d ai way
-1 r : e- and t hn-e n
w n will take
. hir. ,!i
g- have been
le w ill have a
at Clyde will
:i nl her ,-po-niu
.I for Clyde
n at si (
At 2:15 in the al'iei neon, football
fans will be given the nppj'i t unity of
seeing t he . Mountainei rs in their last
game of. tlu' season. I'hey meet the
driicc High li'imi. ol A-he'Ville, m
what is expected to be an exciting
I he Mountaineers .came.' out. of the
( anion game in good condition, and m
high spirits of winning their last
game ol the season, dra e High has
been up against some ol the best
teams in ihe seition this year and
have put up good tights.
The Seveii ('lull plan a special
dance at nine o'clock in. the evening,
with the music being furnished by
Sch.iol children will have a two
day vacation. I his wul apply to all
schools of the county.
Several hunters .lrom here will
make up a party and take to the
woods for the holiday celebration,
but for the majority, (he business
men said they were staying home to
do nothing but rest and eat.
As is the custom, the manufacturing
plant will observe the day, bv giving
t he men the elay off.
Will Ask Court To
Name Refree in Suit
Of County vs Welch
pounce.',! in this '; .-paper, -l .lust
"("ontest Manager,- Chamber of Ccun
nierce." Kssays are requested to lie written
between 200 and 2o0 words in length.
One instance came up .this week
where a local' man in another town
started to buv senile shirts wh'ch a -tracted
him. I hen ne remernbere'd
his home merchants, lie came back
here, found the exact, shirt and at a
cheaper price than the -'"out-of-town-merchants
offered to sell them for.
Another instance is tiut ol i farm
er who was preparing to send to a
mail order hou.se for a sun which
struck his fancy, and much to his sur
prise he found he could ouv the suit
and shoes for much less than the
price in the - catalogue," to say noth
ing of not having to pay anv nl
These are just tw.) instances prov
ing that it "navs to trade at home."
. .1. C. Welch, sheriff, and former
tax i (illector, through his at torney.-,
will file. 'answer 'December third, to the
charge made in a suit by t he state
and llaywooil county'' in- which he is
charged with a shortage of .$',(, 1120
in tax colle lions during the -years he.
was tax collector.
The answer wil) deny a!! charges,
and set forth fhat proper credits
were not g: en. It was learned by.
thi.s piper from the' firm .of Morgan,
Stanley and Ward, of this city, and
S. Krown Shepherd, of K-aleigh, de-.
fens" attorney-, that: the answer
would be filed by Deeenibci' third. .
'1' Jie ..4 1 a i n : ff . w-' 1 ! - k h a -1 1 id v'-.
Wil-i.in W'a)iick, pre-.-li'ing judge al
this term of criiliinal .tu; t , appoirii
a refeiee in. ihe .('ase, The appoin'-.
me lit ..'of a refeiee. is an unexpected
move .em ihe pa.': of plaintiffs, : fhe
appointment, if . granted, will proba
bly be made next week, as court ad
journs W'edne-day until Monday. De
ce'inocr 2. - (Jn .that 'lav the commis
sioners will also be in regular session.
Attorneys for the plaintiffs are J.
d. Merriinon and A. S. liainarel. both
The plaintifls ask in addition to
the alleged- $('.0,920.08 shortage, that
payment of $2,000 penalty in two in
stances be added.
The alleged shortage is (he result
of an audit ordered made by the
board ol commissioner- a year
Nov. Max. Min.
21 00 37
21 51 27
22 54 26
23 54 22
24 39 12
25 44 15
20 '52 26
Given To Church
Rev. II. W. Baucom, pastor of the
First Haptist church here, announced
to the congregation Sunday morning
that two generous gifts heel been re
ceived from each of the two children
of tjlie late L. M. Welch, for whom the
new Sunday school building has been
Mr. Cleveland Welch, of Cramerton.
and Mrs. Andrew Moore, of Ixew
ork, were the donors of the gifts.
A number of other gifts were also
reported by the pastor, as he made
the announcement that the building
was almost completed. The dedication
date will be held soon.
Little Mis. Susan Briggs, of Hen-
dersonville, is the guest of lier aunt,
Mrs. Marguenti Barron, at Prospect
Court To Adjourn
Until Next Monday
More cases were disposed of on
Monday than at any one elay in court
in many vears. it was said by court
officials here Tue.selay, as the second
elay of criminal court got underway
with Judge? Wilson WarlK-k, presiduig.
Court will adjourn Wednesday
night, not to convene again until
Monday, December 2nd.
A complete list of the cases dispos
ed of Monday and up until Tuesday
noon were not available yesterday.
The major cases will probably be
called the first of the week, although
this was not definite, neither an
nounced by Solicitor John M. Queen.
Mrs. W. L. Hardin and son, Mr. W.
L. Hardin, Jr., have returned from a
visit to relatives in Salisburv and
Fayetteville. Mrs. W. L. Hardin. Jr.
and small son, Bobby, who were the
guests of relatives in Sahsburv dur
ing the time, have aiso returned.