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WAYNESVILLE. NOKTH CAROLINA
TIU USD VY. JAN' CAR Y 30. 19M
Thermometer Goes to Five
Below Zero. Schools Close
Lowest Reading In 18 Years Re
corded Here Tuesday Morn
ing. Went Two Below
The thermonie ter broke an 18-year
m-urd here early Tuesday morning,
hen it plunged to- five below zero,
.wording to the official reading by V.
P. Smith; United Staves weather ob
server. The sub-zero reading followed the
coldest, of the year, and according to
.-.erne of the older resident of the
county, Monday was one of the cold
er days in many years. The highest
the thermometer got Monday was 1
above, and the lowest three above,
last Friday the thermometer went
to two degrees below, according to
the official reading.
The Waynesville Township Schools
closed for the remainder of the week
after ''-he day's work Tuesday, due to
fact that only three of the seven buses
ere able to make regular schedules
Tuesday, and almost the same Mon
day. A number were absent, and
Superintendent M. H. Bowles called a
three-day holiday. Frozen gas lines
and radiators on the buses accounted
for most trouble.
The inch snow which fell Sunday
and Sunday night melted just enough
to freeze again at night fall to make a
solid coating of ice over the streets
and sidewalks. The highways in some
places were clear, but where water
had run over them there was a coat,
ing of ice which made traveling haz
ardous. The official reading of the ithermom-eu-r,
takes in the period from
nine o'clock one day until nine the
next morning. For example, the read
ing shows that Wednesday's lowest
was zero that means that at some time
between nine o'clock Tuesday morn
ing and nine o'clock Wednesday the
official thermometer recorded a read
ing of zero, and a high reading of 25,
and does not mean that the thermom
eter was at zero Wednesday morning
when most citizens get up.
The official readings for the week
were as follows:
'.A :arge number of alumni of the
t niversity of North Carolina of Hay
wood. Jackson, and Swain counties,
was present at the dinner meeting
held at the Hotel LeFaine on Tues
day night. The group had been called
together for the purpose of discuss
fii? the recommendation of President
frank Graham in regard to a change
m thv athletic program at Chapel
A unanimous resolution was adopt
'approving the policy President
raham has recommended to the
N'uthern Conference Athletic Asso
ciation, and approving the present
'.miri" "f the athletic council of the
A further resolution disapproving
'he .consolidation in Raleigh of the
enirinoeiing school at Chapel Hill with
'"at of State College was unani
m 'J-'y adopted.
Motion was made to invite President
'raham to be the guest of - the tri
io imt y group at the next meeting,
the president the privilege of
jotting the date to suit his conven-
v ir'r various reasons it was deemed
'J'-?; to postpone the annual election
, oncers, which had been scheduled
At uC place on Tuesday niffht. Wm.
-.v.u, president, presided over
Special guests of , the
Marion. , .
Clarence Rhea, of
Dillard Gardner, of
Dave West, 70,
l- unx-ral service, were held on Mon
rnoon at 2 o'clock
on Allen's Creek.
1 not n aw, r t-v . ,
iipri ur av west, iv, wno
Mr v" Sturday night at 11 o'clock.
Ini ay n C(nlncted the service,
cm,!n'ern,eilt n the Buchanan
twnetery on Alley's Creek.
are his widow, one
West, and one sister,
fr.a 80 Mrs- - T- Alexander, who
?Cli-,.iSEent tne past sveral weeks in
harlotte with relatives, have re-
-'ea to town.
Farm Meetings Are
Being Well Attend
ed In This County
Haywood Farmers Anxious That
Program Be Adopted To Take
I 'lace Of The AAA
County Agent W. 1). Smith has
been holding meetings all over the
county to discuss Haywood county V
part in the program ahead for the
farmers, sinv the supreme court
ruled the AAA unconstitutional sev
eral weeks ago.
Although the w.'ft hoY has been
bud, with the thermometer dropping
at times to the zero mark, the turn
ings have been well a: tended.
To date eight, meetings have been
held, and tne attendance lias been
512 farmers. Mr. Smith pointed out
that this shows ;he keen interest the
farmers are taking in the program.
In every meeting lieu! ihUti far the
t;tiniels have expressed thai they
expect :ne government to work out
a .satisfactory program that will take
the place of the AAA. The farmers
are depending on tneir senators and
representatives .o do their part in
helping adopt a new program.
Business, has long based its
supply on demand, and now farmers
are beginning to pee that this meth.
od should be used in their agricul
ture, Mr. .Smith stated.
One of the questions asked at these
meetings has been: "Would you
sign contracts to cut down production
if there were no benefit payments?"
In every instance, Mr. Smith said,
the- answer ha been "yes.''
"This shows,"-.-he.- said, "that the
farmers realize that they have
gained by the temporary farm pro
gram and that they are not willing
to do without one,"
Dorothy Francis, 11,
Funeral services were conducted on
Wednesday afternoon from the Bap
tist church at Rate) iff Cove, by Rev.
Thomas Erwin, pastor, assisted by
Rev. A. V. Joyner. of Canton, for
Dorothy, 11, young daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Robert Francis. Interment
wa.s in Green Hill cemetery.
Ikirothy was taken ill on Saturday
and wa.s moved from her home in Rat-
liff Cove to the Haywood County
Hospital, on Monday and her death
occurred on Tuesday morning at six
Surviving are her parents, two
brothers, her maternal grandparents,
Mr. and Mrs. Kd RatclifT, and her
paternal grandmother, .Mrs. Annie
Baptist Pastors Of
VV.N.C. To Meet Here
The Haptist pastors of Western
North Carolina will meet Thursday
and Friday of this week. The meet
ing will begin at 10 o'clock each
morning, lunch will be served by the
iadieg of the church.
Special musk- for the general pub
lic Thursday evening at TtijO. Dr.
K. Gibson Davis, of the First. 'Rapt jpt
church of Asheville. and Dr. Black,
well, of Mars Hill, will be the even
Music will be by the church choir,
directed by Mr. Evander Preston.
PUBLIC IS INVITED.
Fire Damages Dr.
The residence of Dr. R. H. Stretch
er was damaged by fire to the amount
of $150 on Monday around midnight.
The flames started from a defective
flue in the dining room, and was gain
ing some headway in the wall between
the flue and a built-in china closet,
when discovered by the owners.
According to Oscar L. Briggs, city
fire thief, the blaze was in such an
inaccessible place to fight that it was
necessary to cut a hole in ,the roof be
fore the firemen could start to work'
to extinguish t,he flames.
No furniture was damaged, although
much of jt was carried out of the
BAUCOM TO TEACH
Rev. H. W. Baucom will teach the
Citizens Bible clasg Sunday morning,
it was announced by J. R. Morgan,
teacher. The class meets over the
fire station at ten o'clock.
Last Sunday Dr. R. P. Walker
taught th class and 30 were present.
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Jack Frost lavished all his artistry on Niagara Falls when the might'
.ataiavt was sheathed in ice, checking the torrent with huge blocks
of ice which formed on the rock ledges.
Chamber Of Com
To Be Named 14th
Definite plans' have been made for
the annual meeting and selection of
the directors of the Chamber of Com
merce on Friday night, February 14.
at the court house.
The nominating committee, compos
ed of L. M. Richeson, E. J. Hyatt and
Hugh Massie, have turned over their
leeommendations to President Charles
K. Ray, and from this list the ten
directors- for the coming year will be
Plans-are . underway to have a large
attendance at ihii meeting, as it is
termed by ofliciaL as being "one of
the most important i'omniun'itv events
f the year." :.-.:.'
A "more detailed "program will be
given next week.
Mowing subscription; have
during the past two wgeks:
LVh Elroy, Cove Creek, A. J.
Canon, K. I,. Noland,
aynesboro, 'a., M. 1!. Rogers, Clyde
Kouie 1, kobt. Me.ssei, Clyde Route
b ), Ferguson, City, Mrs. K. J.
y.att, Route 2, S. li. Justice, Can-
'. ii:. C. J. McCrakcn, Canton, V,. V.
Chaney.'-' Draper, N, C.;- - Glenn..-Mes-ser,
( ove Creek, Vinson Morrow,
Cove ('reek, M. A. Puleat, Route 2,
Claude (iilibs. Route 2, D. V. Francis,
Route 1, Lee Davifv Tarboro, N. C,
D. J. Boyd Route 2, W. H. McClure,
Route 1. Delos Dean, City.
R. I.. Kerley, Canton, Myrtle M.
Ray, Orlando, Fla., V. A. ilyatt, Route
2. . C. Nobeck, City, VV. L. Mi.
Craiken, Cky, Mrs. W. S. Patterson,
City, Dester Bliss, fitv, Mrs. Pat
iVe.-.-dey, City, C. H. Ray, City, H. N.
S. ::ti ,'!e, ('lyile. Bethel High School,
R cjte'l, H. C. Crawford, Clyde Route
!. H A. Robinson, Clyde Route 1, Ait
kiiis Morrow, Route 1, G. L. Hamp
ton, City, Geo. Buchanan, Route 1,
F. H. Moody, Route 2, Iva Marcus,
City, Ralph Ieatherwood, Chillicothe,
Ohio, T. R. Caldwell, Nelliie, Mrs.
Jean Dillon, City, Lt. J. E. Edwards,
San Pedro, Calif., O. A. Yount, City,
Rev. J, H. Carper, Lake Junaluska, J.
C. Nprris, Almira, Wash., R. G. Mil
ler, Inglewood, Calif., Fred J. Fer
Haywood Ranks 2nd
In Farm Increases
Haywood county ranked second in
the state in relation to the increase
percentage of farms during the past
In 1935 the county showed that
ther .were 3,197 farms in the county.
Of this number 3,186 were operated by
white farmers and 11 by negroes.
The increase in five years was 50.1
which was the second highest to Dare
county, which show6d an increase in
the five-year period of 123 per cent.
The majority of firs- 12 highest
rating counties are in Western North
Choral Club To Begin
Practice Monday Evening
The Waynesville Choral Club will
begin practice Monday evening at seven-thirty,
at the First Baptist church
on a special Easter musical program.
Evander Preston is director of the
ciub. A full attendance is urged.
in Winter's Grip
Funeral For Mrs.
I). M. Killian Set
For Friday P. M.
Widow Ol Iate I). M. Killian
Passed Away Here Wednes
day Afternoon Of
.Mrs. Hassie Brown Killian, 82, wid.
ow of the late 1). M. Killian, Oonfed.
grate veteran, died at her home here
on Wednesday afternoon at 4:30
o'clock; Mri. Killian had been conJinod
to her bed for the past ten months,
having suffered from, injuries receiv
ed from a fall; - About' two weeks ago
she con'tactid iineunionia, and for
eveial -da vs. Iier condition had been
crit i( al.
Mrs. Kiiiian, who was one of the
l"-a loved women in this section,
had been active shire young woman
hood in the religiou.s and social life
of the community. She was a devoub
nieniher of the Presbyterian K'hurch,
and had held every honor which the
Woman's Auxiliary of the church
coulil bestow upon her.
As a charter member of the Hay
wooil Chapter of the United Daugh
ters '.'of 1 he 'Confederacy, she had work
od for years in the interest of the
veterans and the work of the 'organ
ization.' She had served as presi
dent and had been made an honorary
She' vvas one of the organizer of
the Woman's (;lub and had been its
ji;esio( nt for several years, and at the
t ime , of her. death was - an honorary
president:, .She was well read and at ail
times interested in .th '.affairs', of the
community and in rcrrent events.
Fuireral services Will be held at two
u'ik Friday afternoon- from thei
1'iesbyii iian iimich, with Dr. R. P.
Walker, lh . pastor, officiating. In
tevment wi!! h(. in (Ireeil Hill cem
; iSurviv-ihg are Uve children, two
l':iu-gh. '. M .-s N'ancv Kiiiian and
M.' s. . W. F. Swift ; three sons. James
V . and L. M. Killian, of Waynes
viile, and I). M. Killian. Jr., of Ashe
vi!' ; and live grandchildren, Miss
Ellen Louise Killian, Leon M. Killian,
Jr., Miss Ha -Vitine Killian Swift. Bill j
Swift, and Jimmy Swift.
Might Even Freeze
Sunday is groundhog day. Those
who believe in signs say if Mr.
Groundhog sees his shadow on that
day he, will return in his den and wait
another six weeks, a winter will be
with us for that time.
One wise crack made here Tuesday
morning wnen the thermometer was
hovering around zero said: "If it's as
com. hunoay as it was this morning
his shadow will freeze and he van t
go back in his den,'' '
HAYWOOD PASTORS TO MEET
The regular monthly meeting of the
Haywood County Minitserial Associa
tion -will be held at 4 he .Lake Juna
luska Methodist church on Monday
morning, Feuruary 3, at 10 o'clock. All
Haywood Pastors of all denominations
are cordialy invited.
CuUaaac of th SpKtax
The countenance of the aphlnx !(
carved out of limestone and measures
13 feet 7 Indies from ear to ear. Tbe
now Is S feet 10 Inches long.
Haywood Veterans Slated
To Get Bonus of $311,455
l'lanks Are On Hand For Vete
rans To Fill Out For Appli
cation Of lJontis
!. -Roy Davis, adjutant
po.-t of the American
ol' '.he local
noutu;eil yesterday that he has the
blanks on hand on which veterans
nnist li li- application to exchange bis
l.:iu certificate for cashable bonds.
Mr. Davis pointed out that these
fipjiMi nfions should be tilled out as
soon as possible, as it will take con
siderable detail work on the part of
government officials to get the bonds
ready fu1' distribution by June l.r.
The bonds can le cashed at the
po-t office by the veterans- after June
1.V or bold by them and draw three
per cent interest .until June 15, 11)45.
No interest will be paid if the- bonds
in-,, cashed within a year after being
February Term Of
Criminal Court To
Three .Major Cases And Large
Number Of Smaller Ones
Indicate Husv Two Weeks
One t the heaviest dockets of any
criminal court faces court officials as
the , February term of superior court
convenes here Monday morning.
Hesidcs a large number of small
cases, there are three major cases that
wiH probably take up several days,
it was learned, as all three are sched
uled to be tried in this term.
1'iobably tile case that will draw the
greatest crowd will be the one in
which Ance Phillips is charged with
the murder of Jim Sutton, on Decem
ber 24, lyOO. The defendant was ar
rested here about the 10th of January,
after being away from Haywood for
Phillips was recognized by Will
White, who was an eye witness to the
murder of Sutton. The defendant
through his attorney, William T.
Hannah, has mad,, no statement. He
wa indicted 35 years ago, according
to the records found by Solicitor John
M. Queen. .
U has been stated that if Phillips
i.s found guilty of first degree murder
that the penalty will be death by hang,
ing, as that was the punishment at "the
time the alleged crime was committed.
.Another case that will likely draw
n large crowd is filial in which flam
enco and. .Clifford Moore, brothers, are
charged with the-murder..' by stabbing,
of llunert Stanley, a Jackson county
man.-.. The fatal slabbing took place
ol., December L'lr. on Highway No. Ill
near the .Hello Meade Service Stai'ion.
( Inieiiee is 'Mill in jail, and Clifford
it- out on bond, .
Hubert Ruff, 22, will also face trial
for. the alleged killing of Sam Snyder,
r, of Clyde, who was struck with an
automobile on Main street in 'front
of the Baptist church on Saturday
n;.-:;;. of Oetobci 2'i. Rulf is Out on
The jury to serve for this (term- of
c.iurt is as follows: .
Jurm s foi l' ir-t Wi ck
1.. Massie, Waynesville; (I. A.
N ount, Waynesville ; i . I'., Me.-ser,
Waynesville; J. ll..bnies. (iabtree;
A very' K. Peek,' Pigeon; Crover iiath
i.one, Fines . Creek ; C. C. Swayngiin.,
Waynesville; J. K. I. ove. Waynoisville;
C. li. Evans,-Pigeon.;- C. F. Ithinehart,
lieaverdam; J. A. Neai, Heaverdam;
P.. O. KcKey. Pii on; C. 1). St'ivali,
W&ytie1 ville; J. P. Iticus, Waynes
ville; Robt... Sutton, Ivy Hill; Van
Hui noU, J'igeon ;' I). I). Kelley, Way
nesville; J. M. Medfofd, Iron )ufi; j
Wayne Hramlef., White Oak; J. H.
Patton, Keaverdam; Joe Powell, Hea
verdam; Robt. Smith Waynesville;
H. It. Palmer, Cataloochec; I), li.
Robinson, Beaverdam; T. T. Muse.
Waynesville; L. B. I.iner, Crabtiee:
Bryan Medfbrd, Ivy Hill; T. (;. Bur
nett, Beaverdam; W. R. Frazier, Way
HHsville; F. W. Keener, Beayenlam;
F. H. Thompson, Beaverdam; Ed
Buchanan, Waynesville; J. C. Burch,
Beaverdam; T. R. Moore, Pigeon;
John Smathers, Clvde; R. A. Smath-
ers, Beaverdam ; J. C. Worley, Beaver
dam; W. W -..Hayn.es,' Clyde; W. H.
Burres, Beaverdam; W. V. Davis,
Crahtree; A. H. Doison, Clyde; W. H.
Sellers, East Fork.
Wi H. Hargrove, Pigeon ; Brown
Jlassr, Waynesville ; Sam Knight,
Waynesville; Arthur Hartsell, Way
nesville; Lester Wells, Pigeon; John
Smathers, Waynesville; W. A. Brad
J. N. Sutton, Cataloochee: Thurman
R. Robinson, Beaverdam; Way Rat
clifT, Clyde; R. V. Coffey, Beaverdam;
Sam Sutton, Beaverdam; John Rkh,
Ivy Hill; E. Chambers, Pigeon; T. M.
Norris, East Fork; W. W. Clark,
Waynesville : C. S. Green. Fim-s
Creek; J. B. Hyde, Beaverdam.
Congress Overrides President's
Veto To Make Bonus Meas
ure A Law
i According to figures lectived here
from officials of the state headtiuar-
i ters of the American Legion, a iotaI
of $311,ir)5.f)7 is due vettrans of Hay
wood county and will bo naid on and
after June 1" in bonds which can be
cashed at the mist office.
The bonus measure provides for the
paytment o approximately $-,237,-'000,000
and made available! $2.r)4,000,
(KHI in .adjusted service certificates
fuiulf; to pay the full l'J-lft maturity
value of the lwinus certificates, minus
any loans against them, and unpaid
interest prior to October, 1!(31. The
delinquent interest since that date
amounts to over $2t'3,000,000.
The measure became a law Monday,
when the Senate voted 7i-l'J to over
ride President Roosevelt's veto of
last week. Both North Carolina V
senators and all the hounu members
otcd to override the pr,silent's veto.
The action on the part of Congress
this Week brings to a dose an ab
lation started in PHO. Four presi
dents have vetoed bonus bills, and up
until this week the Senate has sus
tained the president. In 1!31 a bill
was passed authorizing loans yjj to
fifty pel cent on the face value of
certifi ates despite a veto by Presi
So certain .that the senate would
ovtV'rido Presiilent Roosevelt's veto
of Uie bill, that the pres.se, in the
government printing oflice were set
to turning out the estimated required
38,000,000 bonus bonds. It has also
been estimated that between 2,600 and
3,000 persons will have to .be employ
ed to handle the vasi detail of work
that will be necessary.
Ollicials of the treasury estimated
that payment of bonun would iirobably
cau.-e a deficit next year of $5,500,
000,000. Health Department
Work Took In Wide
Field In II. Countv
Second Of Arlitles On Report
Shows Much Work Done
About Disease Pre
vention Editor's Note: The following
cunt imi-Ulion of the report of the i)is
tiict Ileal; h )("iartinent, as; prepared
:y Dr.. ('.. . Sisk, district health of
licer. 'I'he firt part was published
A cuiiai y-wid,. va. ( iiiation campaign
against- typhoid was conducted dur
ing 1034 with good results. . Also
typhoid immunization was given in
all consolidated school.-, during l'.i'M.:
It was deemed imprac'i al to cover the
same terri my with .a tynhoid vavei-:
nai ion .rampaigi-i during 1U.3", and vac
cination was done oniy in (oiiuiiunities
having a case of typhoid f'ver. Due.
to the isolated liK-al ion of the majority
of ac'e.s,- the ''total number of individ
uals ya ciliated was H7S.'
It:is obvious lhat dinhthvi'-ia be
comes prevalent upon the opening, Of :
schools in the fall, .This is a- iiuiited
for by the disease lioing season ll, and
also by the congregavion of children
in groups. The pi'ope! time to. pro
tect a child against diphtheria by
vaecination . i.s '.conceded to bo '-'at' .0
months of age. However, only a
small percentage of children are. vac-';
l i.na'ed -he-fore- entering -ch oi. H lth
these facts in view the health depart
ment gave the Schi. k test to determ- .
ine susceptibility , to diphtheria in 23
of . the schools of the county early in.
the fall, which embraces-fullv 90'i hf
the -school' .population. Testing was
volunteer on the part ; of the child,
however, a large nercenrage of the
children took the test, A total of
4,750 'children were given the test.
3,084 giving a negative reaction, an5
l.Wifi- a positive reaction. Immuni
7.ation by toxoid was offered the pos
tive reactors through a notice to the
parents at a cost of 20 cents for the
va.cine. A total of 036, or I'M'', of
the reactors were vaccinated.
Invitation was given Barents
through school children to bring pre
school children to certain points for
immunization against ditihtheria with
alum precipitated toxoid; 372 ore
school children were vaccinated in this
There ha, not occurred a case of
smallpox in the county for several
years to stimulate a demand for
smallpox vaccination. Smallpox vac
cination is offered all school children,
and a great majority of them have re
ceived a successful take. Two hun
dred and twenty-eight (228) chS
dren were vaccinated in schools dur
ing the year; 69 individuals "were vac-
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