The Best Advertising Medium In Haywood County Published At The Eastern Entrance of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park Read by Thinking People
WAYNESVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA
THI RSDAV, DECEMBER 12. iy-
U If I l III I M'il
Right-Of Way For
Barkway Is Being
m I j v n v v
Sought Of Indans
Route Would Be From Soco (Jap
To Cherokee Indian Reser
vation. Decision To Be
Negotiations are being made with
the Cherokee Indians today by mem
bers of the state highway commission,
the Federal Government and Park
Service regarding tle granting c)f the
right-of-way for the Parkway from
Soto Gap to the reservation, a dis
tance of some 11 miles.
Last May the Indians flatly refused
the park service the permission or the
grant to bring the Parkway from Sueo
(Jap to the reservation. They claim
id that it would take too much of their
farm lands, as the route passes down
Since that time park officials have
agreed to cut the right-of-way from
i.OOO feet to 8000 feet and keep to
the hillsides as much as possible, in
stead of through the valley.
The surveying of the route from
Soto Gap to the reservation has been
completed, and tfio contract can be
o. by the first of the year if an
agreement can be reached with the
Indians today on the matter.
The state highway department,
ihrough Secretary of Interior Ickes,
notified the Indians that a price, as
set by a jury, would be paid for the
land. It was also suggested by Mr.
Ickes in hi.s letter to the Indians, that
the Parkway could be used by them
n every way except as a commercial1
road, and that this rule would pre
vail over the entire 400 miles of the
would be built from Blue Wing church
to me reservation, and paved with
crushed stone, making an idea! road
for trucks, teams and school children
to travel over.
Prank W, Miller, member of
state highway department, W.
Sheltoii, and R. Getty Browning
.ating engineer, of the highway
unrt.mpnt . ennrit Voflii,n.-litr -
reservation going into the matter wtih
.ne leaders prior to tne official meeU
Secretary Ickes pointed out to the
t,j: iL.i .'x ... "11 v . . ., . ,
inumns Hint 11 wouia oe to tneir au-
vanf-fltrn tn lpt- tVip Pq.1mid,t .vwn
through their lands, as it would bring
.nousanas pi tourists tnrough there
annually, and enable them to sell
their handicraft, as well as other
Winner In Reading
Contest Here Tues.
At chapel exercises in the high
Mhool Tuesday morning, Frederick
Nichols was declared winner of the
readers' contest, and will go with Miss
"fcthel Caldwell to Mars Hill Friday
to 'represent the Waynesville Town
'!iip High School in the district meet
The contest for the girls wa.s held
tveral weeks, ago and was sponsored
t'y the Community Club here.
The contest Tuesday was under the
.iuspiccs of the public- sneaking club
f the high school.
.The winning reading Tuesday was
.' "c. ouui. oi .-American soldiers. '
Others taking part and their se
est ions were: - '.. ,' ,- . .'.
""'"The t.tfffllTon" ah World Peace,''
"The Minute Man of The American
Evolution," David Stentz.
"Hickory Stump," Howard Collins.
"The National Flag," Paul Miller.
$300,000 In 19M
The American Enka corporation
spend approximately $500,000 on
formal replacement in 1936, it was
announced by Vice-President A. J. L.
Monta, last week.
It was alftn
Pan s tax bill for next vear will ap
proximate $300,000, including local,
state and federal taxes.
i he replacements, Mr. Moritz ex
Piained, will consist largely of ma.
pmnery made obsolete by usage and
unnroved types. :
rhe American Enka Corporation is
, fTk.T,b. county's largest employer
a.laoor' 'ts bigges-t property owner,
f"1 Pa?'s, m"-e taxes than any other
-ndustml plant in the city or c'ountv.
Pour From Here
Taken To Prison
R J,?;6 t,shoriff"s department carried to
naiugh Sunday, four prisoners to
'hi nVer - the state offi"'ak. after
ne December term of criminal court
W-'t -as Pres'ded over by Judge
dan "arlick adjourned last Thurs-
urT.0f? taken to Raleigh were: Jack
"nr fetenced 30 months for steal-'.vi-'n"
,car; Laura Jones, connected
wy the same case, for 18 months;
j ; on Caldwell, second degree mur-
mith0 SerVe S6Ven years' and Corde11
! Tobacco Prices
j Average Over $23
j On Asheville Floor
r-!'v:scir of tlu
MarKet. over .1.
i a ecu have been
selling day- of
ci aging $.' per
Th: .ecoid is
la.-1 ;, ear. Loth
s.iid during the
.he 1 '..'," Mason,
far above ;ha
n tJtai Pounds
am- ai.-o th
w a re ho u
Ii.'ed to .apacity during the rii
snci indications were tlia
house.-- would bt kept until the
of th's week.
Although definite dates have
befii dc-.ermiiu-d for. closing for
ho;:e;.ys, they have been tentat
set as closing on Decembei
opeit.'ig again on Decemhtr
Ins :: ten-day holidav.
losing on December L'lltli
Organize Land Use
Fifty Farmers Meeting" Mere
Tuesday Hear Discussions
01 lerracinn And Pasture
A group of leading Haywjod t'arni
ers and business men met at 2 o'clock
Tuesday in the main court room of
the court house and formed a "Land
Use and Conservation Association."
Frank Davis was elected chiirinau.
Vv . 1. Rainer vu huirnvm
. Mitchiner, sei retary.
The program which ha-; been un
tlerWay for some time was , dis.-ussed
by W. I). Smith, county agent. Tic
called attention to the gioun of some
of the ileveloiimenis that had taken
place in dairying in the county in tile
last year or so. He also touched on
the steps taken on the "Rural Electri
fication." Attention was called to
the vegetable program which got un
derway last vear.
Rov (rouse, nssistnnl - I'lirm . l
who is supervising the 1-H Club work
and the .demonstration farms, selected
by the committee m the various com
munities, brought in his talk some
interesting facts about the TVA furn
ishing phosnhate to these furi,i-v
The only expense to the farmers is
freight. This phosphate is used es
pecially on legumes, grasses, and nor-
manent pastures. Thirty-nine farm
ers have been approved to date-
ham Mltchiner. alun nauisfant 1., Mr
Smith, who IS in fhnrir.1 nf 1 Ik.
racing, made an interest mo- slmrt tl
on the erosion problem. Tie brought
out. the fact the teirn.tii- miiMvmn Iml
already done considerable terracing in
the county and applications for ter
races had been tiled with h im "Hint iirp
taking considerable time to complete.
Much interest is being shown bv the
progressive farmers. Mr. Mitcliiner
stated in the terracing problem. He
brought out in his talk that terracing
l.s not a cure-all to the erosion nroh-
lcm. but with terracine- and the nee of
good farm 'practices, the .erosion' prob
lem can be greatly reduced in. this
county. It was brought out in the dis
cussion by Mr. Mitchiner and: Mr.
Smith that when the -terracing .'.ma
chine had eomn eted thp 10b t.lui' the
proWem of erosion is not. solved, that
the out-lets to the t.errar-es and wp.nl;
olaces in th( terraces should be fol
lowed up by .some one who has had
experience in this type of work, and
tin i iwi '
nuite a .problem
nier as re
type of Work,
Winners In Essay
Contest Will Be
Given Next Week
Judges will begin todav yoinir over
the several scores of essav-- tinned
in to the Chamber of Commerce on the
subiect. "Whv It is finiul R
To Trade At Home."
the winners will be announced in
the next issue of The Mountaineer. A
five dollars Dnze will he p-iven tn ihe
be-st essay turned in by an adult ; a
five dollar prize for the hpst essav
from a high school student, and a
$2)0 prize for the best paper from
an elementary school child.
Officials of the organization have
been gratified at the response, and
the material turned in Was far above
that received in similar contests
Time did not permit accurate
judging in time to announce the w-in-
iiers in ciKiay s paper.
Almost 25.000 Visit
Park In November
Estimated travel to Great Smoky
Mountains National Park for Novem
ber, 1935 was 24,637. A traffic count
taken at one of the six entrances to
the park resulted in a count of 7.f75
automobiles carrying 20,531 people.
Estimating that 20 per cent addi
tional people came into the park at
the five other entrances, a total travel
figure of 24,637 is estimated.
Automobiles from. 46 states, the
District of - Columbia and 2 foreign
countries were counted, with 16.7 per
cent of visitors being from states
other than Tennessee and North Car-olina.
I About $80,000 In
Taxes Collected Bv
County Since Oct.
Drive Bein .Made lo Collect
Delinquent Taxes Heforo
Suits Are .started
t a! of :
1.17 has been ,n!
Jiii.v bv tax
;iei v;scr, . It. .M.-t-racken, accord
:".g to .he report presented' to tho
baid of commissioners recently.
1'hc delimiueiit taxes represented
J.i.Sti.i. Jti of the above amount, ami
!S-I.0.),).17 was li;sr taxes.
The report eovering the period from
.November -1 to November ,10. inclu
sive, set out that back taxes as far as
1 ".-!' had been collected. The report
liC'H taxes . S 220.i2
ll'-'iO taxes I81.-IA
lH.il taxes t.2ij
l'.'.i;! taxes 2.!I82.72
Hl;;4 taxes l'I.S!IO.-)4
Mr. McCracken ami his assistants,
have completed their schedule for go
ing -inta every township in the county
to make collctions. They plan to
spend a day in each township al some
central point in order, that those due
the c.iunty taxes cair conveniently see
It was also pointed u: that suits
wili be started soon against those
owing hack taxes.
Committee to Make
Tile following,; who 'made up a
committee to 'offer recommendations
for a new index system to be used in
the office of the register of deeds; Kd
win Haynes. hugeiic Allev. Jr.. I'.dwin
Fincher, Weaver McCracken, and J.
K. Morgun, are spendine' several davs
this week in Charlotte, (Irccnsboro,
and Win.-ton-Salem. .They are mak
ing a study of the various methods
used in xitne of the- larger counties,
in order that the most practical and
elli ient system may be adopted for
Florida Man Takes
Lease On Property
Mr. I.. II. Stewart, of near Jack
sonville, I;' lac recently made a deal
with Mrs. -Maria Head and husband,
of tbe I-ranci.s ( inc. whereby Mr.
Stewart will take over by , lease all
the lands- of .Mis. Head in Franci.
( ove. except the house anil a lew
acres adjoining, and also (150 acres in
Cecil township. The Cecil tract' -is
that formerly owned by the late. -Dr.
Wm. (J. Francis.
Mr. Stewart. it is said. '-has had
long and extensive experience in the
trucking-"-business in . Florida,' also
in s in kiaising, and that is 'his pur
pose, in leasing the Head lands here.
He intends c dn t ruck-fai'ming at
the Francis Cuvc place and use the
Ce il tract for stoekraising.
Mi.: ..Stewart will sleek up gra.d-
iniily withnative cattle as he ian
n itain: tliem. At present he is occuiiy
ing the l.iner Fiailv house in Francis
Averages 32 Cents
J. S. Fr,: .r.ght ait-; F. I). IJrad
diM'.y, two Haywood tobacco, growers,
have sold their crop of 548. pounds,
and are all smiles. They sold their
entire crop, which: was grown on. half
an acre, and averaged 32 cents a
For the crop, thev received clear,
The tip price of -ii cents was paid
for . 200 pounds, .'if cents, for 1 70
pounds, ,i2 cents for 128 pounds and 7
cents for 50 pounds.
The tobacco was grown in Iron Duff
township, and was sold at Asheville.
3 Men Who Held
Up Local Station
Caught In Tenn.
Tennessee officials arrested three
Madison county men this week, and
were identified by hvn Leatherwood.
local filling station operator, as being
the. ones who held him up early Sun
day night at his station at the Way
nesville city limits n the Asheville
road and robbed him of $41:-
The men are charged with stealing
an automobile in Greeneville, Tenn.,
and also holding un three stations in
that state before coming into AVav
KING HAS OPERATION
In Iondon fast' u-pek kincr T onnnlil
of ihe Belgians, undenvent .1 nlastic
operation for the removal : of scars
from his face: The
. - v. s. !
irom injuries puffered bv thp Kinp- i
dent near Lir erne.
which Queen Astrid
The COst. of eiPCt.Viritv tn thA nnmn:
of the nation is less than one-haif its
cigarette bid and less than its cos
Filtering Plant, To
lost 500,000, Being
Built By Champion
I irst I nit. lostint SIOO.OOO To
He Keady I or Operation li
i AN 1 tN. Work is well mulei
litre mP tne nist unit ot a n.v ti !
plant for the Champion Fibre com
pany to cost approximately J,r00,(HRl.
.Move than MOH.OOO is being spent on
th-. tirst unit, which, i.s expected to be
in operation by the middle of next
Ihe new !i,ter plant is locaied on
a mountain almost a mile from the
fibre company plant at Canton, the
cost of the present filter plant does
not include equipment nor a building
to house it. ami -him- nimiumv ntii-
cials were unable to estimate at this
time just what tin' total cost of tbe
first unit will be.
The old 'filter' plant of the company
is located m the mill proper and lias
a capacity of approximately 28.000,
000 gallons of water per day. The
un:'. under construction now is expect
ed to proide for an additional 10,
000,000 hi ir,000,000 gallons daily.
Wliep all units if the new plant are
eoinplefetl-in discussing (he lime
Fibre company utll. iaU say "ultimate
ly" addit ional capacity' of -lll.000.000
gallons of water per day will lie pro
The new plant is a reinforce con
c.ro(e and litis been under construction
tor about two. months. Officials of tb
company said il should be in operation
by tbe middle ol January it the weath
er pi'iniits. It is not possible to
"iour" the concrete when the tern
perature hovers around the freezing
point, t hey explained.
Read and Abee, ol Aslieville, arc
contractors for the work and, when
operating at full speed, have arouiK
To iiioii on the job. 'the 'reinforcing
.steel is being 'furnished, bv the Dave
Steel company, of Asheville.
Asl;ed whv the now filter plant is
being constructed, officials ot the
I-1 lire company said it is necessary
for a higher iiuahtv of paper to bt
manufactured. Ihe better gradi
paper need more washing than
others, it was explained,
. "The trade is getting fussier 'every
year about the fpialitv of paper
inaiuit actured. one official explained.
"If we don't make it somidiody vvill."
Drive Being Made
For Christinas Fund
Attention is being called to the
shopping public of the boxes placed
about town to receive funds for de
fraying Ihe expenses of the Commu
nity ( 'hi is: mas Tree, which has been
sponsored by the Woman's Club and
so 'generously assisted each year by
Oscar I.. Hriggs, of the' city fire de
liai'imenf and (ilhei's. .for "the' under
pi icileged childi'en of the town.
lioxes will he found in convenient
places . in Ihe following shops and
.-lores;: l.:idy Fair ''.Beauty Shop, A&l'.
Snii.h's. fliilg -. 'Store, Sutton's', liaiber
Sho), !i.irgin liroiheis, Massie's lie
pa I'tment Stoic, KailF.s. Waynesville
Cafe, Food Store, .Waynesville' Phar
macy';' City Hall, and three in the C.
K. P.ay's. Sons 'Department.' Store.
Buried Last Sunday
Funeral services wei'o helcl on Sun
day afternoon at two o'clock at the
Maple. Crove church for Mrs. Maitie
Toy, 7L',; who pass-ed liwaviiii Saturday
afternoon following an illness if six
weeks, kev. I . I.. Roten. jissisfed by
Rev. II, D. Jessup. conducted the ser
vices. Interment was in dreen Hill cemetery.
Prior to. her fust: marriage to the
late Joseph L. Hirchfield on April 2.
D-sM Mis Io was Miss Mattn R
Henry, daughter of John A. and Marv
F. Henry. Un Sept. !, 1917 she was'
married to Mr. Van Toy:
I'allbearers were: ; Homer Henry
Frank ilenry, I-red Henrv, Frank
i ho)s ,Kk Ma -( and R M
Mrs, Toy is survived bv her hus
band and one sister: Mrs Maiissa
Teague, of AY est Asheville. and sev
eral nieces and nenhews
McCracken Is To
Remodel His Store
M. T. .McC racken, ; proprietor of
McCracken Clothing store, announces
a 15-day remodeling sale to begin Fri
day, Dec; 13th."
Modernizing and repainting of the
store building will begin in January
after the present stock of merchan
dise has been reduced to a minimum.
The entire stock of quality merchan
dise will be offered the nublic at dras
tic reductions. Mr. MrOarlron haa
ecured the .services of Sullivan Sales
. fi- "vv. "J. MUilltOll tJOICO
(.orr. . nf f'hnrlntto Hfnf
and adjust prices. A full nae-e ad
' w ..., . v vs. , v w i i v v vi nn- 01V
vertisement will he found on the back
page of this issue of The Mountainpei'-
Pneumatic tires are now built six
feet jn diameter from tread to tread
with a tire diameter of eighteen inches
and a weight of five hundred pounds.
Made To Steal
Cars On Sunday
cmpts Weu M!..ie lure
it tn stea ;'n:ce .i.it.-.no-1
th were !'utii-.
:igii-g :.. .1. il. ii.iy,:. Jr.,
til. i!!aiui-ll Apart
vl'ed cut of :hc garage
street from the ariait
whe:: the attimpt.; o
Keel iiK'i of tile . .;r failed,
:heivis pro, c. , led :-i
im r : . w a -
hri ak t lie io.
t'r.e wo u Id -be
Miua-'h the light
to the cm.
During t he :
Peved with the
seivue at ti
ignition of th.
he church. Rev
the pastor of
isaueom. it was tliouglit that an
.empt was made to cross the wire
start the car while he was in
It i . ...
A car belonging to John 1.,. Davis
was taken from his garage and ilr.ven
off, only to be brought back several
hours later with a smashed fender.
-No clues have been found as to any
of the three attempted . make-awys.
Is Beimr Painted
Kiijiland-Wallon Company s
linishiiig Their Painfull
I'rouram. And !linor
( hannos In ()lha
Th,. swisli (if the paipt h i u-h is a
familiar sound in Ha.el wood at this
lime, ib the I'nagu-ta Manufactur
ing plant is having the exterior of
their entire plant painted,-- The form
er red color, is being' changed to
aluminum, giving a bright, and more
The cost of the job will be above
,$(ill(), it was learned front officials -of
llls( UM ss ll( u , 1 nK ,d W u
ton Company, are putting the finish
ing touches on their ollieo I
The entire plant, was ie.iinli.,1 rids
summer, with nio.re than 700 gallons'
of paint being used.
Several changes have also been
made in tbe offices of the company,
with several private office..- Iinine' in-
Stolen Car leturn-
ed With Smashed
Fender To J. Davis
ieli( yes that ope
another, and is
i.V the person who
from the garage
ready to' do
Sunday night for sever
then returned it wit h a
1 he "biirinwei
ul ton, . p( i haps in
is u-.(n' while using
' her tlia 'i I he .
lie t lie v.'or -1
1 ne ea r .coined n
Hie h.iap." Mr. Davis
i ai '.. d it in
lock S ti ii i lav
garage about live o'clock
lei noon, and between th;
!l:i.l(t it wa l)iii'riiwil !in,l
lie is off el
As a matter of courtesy
dollar to the
I hey brought
he left it.
in. tile gar,
IIulF Was Rotary
W. T. Huff, meiMber of , the Ro
tary Club. was . the speaker on last
Friday. Il gave an inlnrnst imr nt'-
line of the duties of a Rotarian to his
club, community, and-country.
Mr. Huff, went into details with his
address, using the . four, points of
Koiary as his basis.
The Rotanans arc. sponsoring- the
only Scout troop in the community,
and brief reports were given bv Scout
master LeRov Davis and his assistant.
L. X. Davis. :
On At Drug Store
hoi the seventh consecutive v.or
the Waynesville Pharmacy has given
a window over to the display of the
record, of the local football team, us
ing pictures of individual players,
and also of Coach C. K. AVeaherbv-
The miniature field in the fore
ground, and the records and -pictures,
together with .some football equip
ment, makes the display complete.
The display idea was started the
first year tnat Coach 'Weatherbv came
to Waynesville and has been continued
Hub Burnett, of the Pharmacy, de
signed and made the display.
The Havwood conntv cvnnn- nf tVin
Townsend Pension movement.- and all
others that are interested, will meet
at the courf honsp Vievp at tier. nvwi
on Saturday afternoon, it was an
nounced by R. Q. McCracken. presi
dent of the local feroun.
Plans Being Made
To (Jet Power In
HH) I ai mers He;tr Distussum,
And N;iine ( ommithv To
Work Out Dcttiils Of
'.it '('0 fai
v u r;i I
'ounty A gen
and the .1
I". Joins, of
f State Co
tne t ge
Ai re disc'ii-s,
.'lily as to the
Ihe building; of !i
ty, iHid al-
; of Ihe cinin
A commit' e wa.
delogation to rejioit
-Mr. Smi:h and his
sible piograu; fc
file comnliliee is
appointed by the
.'ind work out with
assistants a fea
the vaiious ,oin-
is follows: Rat.
. lift' Cove. .1. K
(I! i,n Sma.: In i
Cru-o. 1 1 ;i ( ,
1 1 ii I ls,: ni
Fran, is ( 'o e.
Medlord ; Dutch Cove,
Hinooli, (J. C. Hall;
on I i,
ban Creek, Tom
W. C. Welch;
Hoom ; Heaver
olles Cove. F.l
K, Kay Allen;
; Maum v t 'ove.
dam, II. C. licu.i;
(ireeli; Allen'- ('!
Tliickely. Itov lla n
M llensnii Koa.l,
. lis. . 1.. Amnion: : ''e-eon V a ev.
Mrs. Welch Singleton; .liinaluska,
U . II. Met lacken; Km,.., Crck. D-
Reeves.'. Xdlaiul; White Oak, Men
right; Cralnree. Jennings McCrarv.
This-committee consists of W. T.
mediately after the ad ioiirminoil
tin1 mass meet ing not. having informa
lion as to the proposition and part
that tb,. Carolina Power and l.igli.
Company would make and fake ill the
undertaking-.. '-a committee was ap
pointed to confer with the proper au
thority of the power (oiiipany..
This committe eonists oi W. T.
Rainer, Henry Osborne, Hen Wright.
Frank Davis, and W. D. Smith
Just as; this meeting was nil paring:
to adjourn the representative of the
Carolina Power and Light ..-Company,
Mr. Woodcock, ioified the meet ing and
expressed the ( aroiina Power and
Light Company's i oposition pertain
ing to the .construction of lilies and
1 he f iininiitlnii m":l hi ,m-v, .nl-
isfactorv state ot mind and adiourneil
in a inter date to meet again alter
some details had been worked out in
the various -communities, and with the
proper authority of the power com
pany. Dr. J. F. Pate Is
Of Medical Group
Dr. J. Fi-'ink' Pate
of Canton, wa
the 'Hay woo
elected president of
County Mr-dicii'l Sv.i-t.v
December meeting, win
the ho;- pital here.
i n M u;
Dr. Pale, pa
' 1 lit"' !f i". Ill
!'. of I
II. Il'.i. k.
Abel. of v'ayi,e
delegate ; the
ind Dr. J, il.
I m .annua,
here (,n Tliur
Dr. J. l.
inlcre '.; ing u.-i
' iil Im 'held
Allen's Book On
Count Oil Press
"The A: i:a'. t.f Ha;, v, Count v.'
a dod-page book, pjii-tshed by W.'C.
Allen, is imw iieing de-live'reifv having
just ' come, from the or ;-s last week.
The book represents 'many years of
Work on th" part of tne author, and
contains the hi.-tiirv'-of Havwood coun-
'.i'f.'lil s ot
. .The i'ooi
fami ab'iat :;o
t rations, aim
of each of t h
'of. tlie spon
families .have ;h(i
given iii the 1 ook.
I his is I lie- fmirtM
author has jitio'lished
of present xa:e-' :. i .
will be.HKt; jiopuia'
well as throughout -h
Mrs Levona Green,
80, Buried Thursday
I-uncral services were held
Jhurstay alteinoon at ihe
l reek 'Methodist church for
Levona Creen, Ml, with the pastor of
me cnurcti. Kev. A I .. .-Ravin
Mrs. (.vein n-hnso , I. mil,
... -. v ni,ii (III UJ R'U
at tne Haywood County Hospital,
been ul for the past month and
passing at tins time was not
p-.-cieo. Sne w, tie uaughter of Lo
renzo am K:'iie run-,,! f
Survivinc ate five ehilitron.
(rreen. Nathan Creen finlwrt r:.,..
and irs. Agnei Cireen. all nf
Creek, and Mrs. Mitin'p McCVirv
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