The Waynesville Mountaineer
Jews Events of
Vote $50,000 For Probe
,,. ,,n last Friday voted $S0,
'Vl""!'.fr expense of its special
11111 .,'.,r,niiittte investigation of
. , i
other old ae pen-
Dust Storm Of Year
dust storm of the year
Oklahoma and south-
. ... western
fulorado last week.
Hauptmann No Stay
Harold O. Hoffman announced
, .lVthe last clay un wiiicu ne vivm
1,-rdly reprieve Uruno Richard Haupt-Munn-ihat
he has no Intention now
ft,r the week of March the 30th.
Two Sets Of Twins In One Year
jr. William Urquhart of Seneca
Wlls. New York, save birth last
w,.ekj i her second set of twins
Blihtr. a vear. ' The first pair were
st April. Yesterday's were a
pounds, and a Kirl .
Presidential Primary Held
New Hampshire holds first of the
nation's presidential primaries, and
IMnwrats pledge themselves to
liooM'Velt. while the Republicans fav
or I'ol. Knox, of Chicago.
Italians Resume Campaign
hist week the Italian troops re-,
nn'mnl offensive. operations on all
Kthiupiun fronts. At the same time
Italy arinuunccd her intention of coli
tinnim; "defensive war" until peace
ta itotia.tions" began at Geneva.
Charges Made On Relief
New Deal aides quickly defended the
relief administration following the
continued charges of "chiseling" and
'polities in the carte of the nation's
Ask For More Money
Mayors of more than 100 American
cities met iii Washington, and sought
34011111, on for WPA jobs for tin
employod. Air Business Encreases
air passenger traffic
0 per cent over 1034.
Contract Let For Motors
The war department lot n contract
his. week- fur R12 AVriRht. airplane
timers. These will provide more
l"-(il and irreater lifting nower for
honiher planes being built.
King Edward Might Marry
I" Ion. Inn, Kins Edward, requested
'.he llotise of Commons to provide
"i"niy. fur .contingency of his mnr
"s request caused quite a stir
ever the world, as all eyes turned to
rhc y,,ns- n,ii,ls Mint might be eli-t-Jilp
While a number are eligible,
's fir as- roynlity Is concerned, . no
Mic-iti has lreen made as to which
Cfie--if. fine HMO hntllir r.MMo,.n 1,..
Will Rogers Memorial Fund
H Jones trenqnene r,f tVi "Will
"Wrs ..Memorial Commission has an
Z'U' Ulat "'mributions to the me
""'"d fund for the famed- humorist
'-I aleiiit $1,740,000, 341.000
given $256,489 to
' MM. The
remainder consists of
"p Rift- fcm
a hospital at Saranac,
in excess of Si (inn nnn
PiJ,. , -VUional Variety , Artists'
"IP ..lt nnnl
T , .
"'"I. InO tClln ftftn . .
rjr . J ' oii.iuii picture tneatre
A-J?.' lts maintenance. Jones
" i ioe . ; .. i
. . the fund as a
, " ""nssion permitted no solicifa-
Hon i....... '. ----v
!rih. -N."rth Carolina 8,592 con-
, al'm: totaling $4,466 were listed.
ar Ache For 15 Years
:SU'-Au 32. been suffer-
U ve :h- "'ir ache off and on for
"fiverL" .'hyafcians this week dis-:-he
e,.a broken Piece of match in
mbire,ian,hflr,?rel--iu BeH re
atch;n years ago while
minriK, .. a, movie thriller; he absent
ateh V, lnW his ear with a
"'r , ? brokp' Th0 doctors said
be no more ear ache.
Paid J s c,ash Pnces were be-
Cvratin hereT y tarmcra
fr?' heavy breed hens and
,E'- dozen weiKht' Pand . .,-13c
i'ish Bott ' ,14c
Published In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
VOL. XLV1II NO. 12.
Work To Begin
Definite decision between ene cf two
sites is all that is necessary before
actual construction is started on a
54,500 incinerator for the town of
Waynesville, according to Mayor J.
H. Way, yesterday.
The boaid of aldermen will he called
to make this decision within the next
few days, and the buildinc started and
finished within a few months. Mr. Way
Stated that plan were to have the
incinerator completed before the sum
One of the cites under considera
tion is the place now being used as a
dumping ground. The other is on the
extension of East street, on the reser
The incinerator will be built with
WPA labor, with the material being
furnished by the town. It has been
estimated that the cost to the town
will be approximately $2,200. The la
bor will be near the $2,300 mark, of
ficials have estimated.
City officials, together with the dis
trict health department, have been
working on the project for a number
of months in fact negotiations were
started back about two years ago to
get the project in through one of the
The incinerator here will be on the
same type as was built in Sylva a few
months ago. The' plans were drawn
by Ben Sloan, member of the district
health department, with headquarters
The present method of disposing of
garbage and trash has proven both
unsatisfactory and expensive during
the past years to the town, and the
manner of disposal has been the
source of much criticism.
The cost of operating the incinera
tor is very small, it was stated, and
no odor at all comes from the burning
of the garbage, as the new type ven
tilators provide a draft that causes
the flames to burn everything entirely
up. r.ven tin cans are melted in tne
Election Of County Chairman
For I)cal Organization De
ferred Until May
Last Saturday the Haywooil Coun
ty Republicans met and named dol"
gates to the .state convention which
will be held on March 21.
Election of new county officers of
the organization was deferred until a
date to be set in May. The meeting
held Saturday went on record endors
ing Guy Hipps as a member of the
state executive committee, .and voted
him a rising vote of thanks for the
services he has rendered.
Glenn Boyd is county chairman of
Delegates named Saturday were:
Glenn Bovd, T. L. Green, Alvin T.
Ward, Worth Wells, Ben Inman, W.
A. Bradley, J. F. Mann, Clinton Hol
land, S. I). Secrest, H. N. Sentelle.
Guv HiDDK. liarlev E. Wright. C. C
Roberts. J. A. Singleton, John Shook,
and C. F. Smathers.
Tax Listers Are
Named In County
Listing Of Taxes To Begin April
First. Penalty To De Added
For Not Listing
Tax lusting time is here again,
cording to an announcement in
day's issue of the paper by tax
nervLsor and colIector.W. H.
AH persons failing to lift their taxes
during April will have a severe pen
alty added to their taxes, it was said,
The following listers have been in
structed to begin their work on the
first of April, and continue until the
first of Mav: -
Beaverdam--J. E. Willis AVill be at
C. Of C. office from April 1 to May "1.
Cat a'.oo-hee Flora Palmer,
Cecil C. W. Moody.
Clyde Carey Byers.
East Fork Joe Michal.
Fines Creek Roy Rogers,
Iron Duff Thurman Davis. !
Ivy Hill Dave J. Boyd.
Jonathan Creek Fred Allison.
Pigeon W. A. Moore.
Waynesville Tax office.
White Oak 'Mrs. Dee Clark.
Crabtree Robert L. James.
FIFTY ATTEND CITIZENS
SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS
On last Sunday the Citizens Bible
class kept to the high standard set
the previous Sunday, with an attend
ance of fifty. According to the teach
er, J. R. Morgan, the class plans to
attend the morning services at the
Presbyterian church in a body, fol
lowing the adjournment of the lesson
period, on the coming Sunday.
The above shows the team of the Wavnesville Township I -huh School w huh
wen the hltie Kidne championship recently. heading from lift to rinht
Mat tie Mae Messcr. Hazel inkier. Louise Kami's. .In Ann Phillips liuliv
bun-ess. Hotscy Milliner. I'aptam Sinrah Welch. Clara Wvatt. Helen Rogers.
Jones, a member of the
Good Beginning Made As
Safety Campaign Is Started
To Organize Soon
Stale Dairy Specialist Heard By
Ixieal Dairymen At Meet
What was termed as the most prac
tical and best meeting of its kind
ever held here, took place last Thurs
day night at the court bouse, when
alxiut 40 dairymen heard F. K.
Farnham, dairy specialist, vf State
Extension service, Raleigh, di.scuss
dairy feeding and breeding, and also
the possibility of forming a Haywood
County Dairy Association.
County Agent, W. D. Smith also
took part in the discussion. . . , :
Those present decided this an op
portune time to form a dairy associa
tion of the county dairymen, and a
committee composed of J. E. Hender
son, J. II. Allison, Glenn rainier, M.
H. Caldwell, H. A. Oborne, and A. J.
M'Cracken was named to work out
details and report tack at another
meeting which will be called at an
The purpose of the association will
be to deal with any problem which
might arise that would involve dairymen,-
Bishop Gribbin To
Preach Here Sun.
Bishop R. E, Gribbin, of Ashcvilloi
presiding bishop of the Diocese, of
the-. Episcopal, church, of Western
North Carolina, in the absence-of the
rector, Rev. Albert New. will con
duct the 11 o'clo.k morning service
at, -Grace Kpiwopa church on Sunday
morning, March the 22nd.
. Bishop Gribbin is. a very forceful
speaker, and his visit here will be of
interest. not. only to the communicants
of Grace church, but to members of
other congregations in town. The
public is cordially 'invited, to -attend
the service on Sunday morning.
DR. ALEXANDER BETTER
Dr. O. T, Alexander was reported to
be somewhat improver) yesterday, af
ter being confined to his bed for more
than a week.
Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Massie, Mrs.
Rufus Siler, Mr. Wallace Blackwell,
and Mr. Robert Boone attended the
funeral of their cousin, Mr. John
Kerr, which was conducted in Ashe
ville on Thursday.
The MELTING POT
The finest ion chosen for
Melting I 'ot this-Week is
l von lliink iov. KliriiiBhaus
is riglit I" refusing to cull the
Iiirlattire in spr-cial session?
This topic has proven to tie a
very popular one, as evidenced
liv the ready answers.
M.XJOIJ .1. H. HOWIJ.I "N.
The stale slionlti iftrtlei)ft(e in
the So-ial STK-lirlty legl-latio" ml
the Tolmeco rfinlrol program. The
ToIku-t'o Act Is of too vital im
portiince to the eastern sr-ction
of Vorth 'rlina to delay cor
liKV. F. H. I.KATIII:nVfK)I
"I think that Gov. KltrinKhaus
sltould call a sccial session of
the litrislatnre. If our ael pe
ple are to share tn the Sh-IuI Se
curity I'lan, North Carolina must
have laws which will enable us
to ooiwraU' with the Federal
We also must Ikivc some legis
lation on crop control for X. C.
V. A. HYATT, Chin. County
lioarrl of Coniinlssioners "No,
he ertainly is' not right. My
strong conviction Is that a special
session should he called."
WAYNESVILLE. N. C, THURSDAY, MARCH 19. 19.16
w a j
Hv 1 1
Hundreds Are Signing Pledges
To lie Careful. Others Will
He Signed During Week
Already hundreds have signed the
pledge card that is being used in
the safety campaign, which i being
sponsored by the Rotary and Booster
Clubs of this community.
The formal opening of the cam
paign gof ' underway last week, when
both .clubs adopted the plan and start
ed' out getting citizens of the commu
nity to sign the pledge cards.
The pledge card, which is printed
elsewhere in this paper, i.s merely a
simple set of rules which .every per
son, whether a driver of a car or not,
can easily tdgn, and keep the pledge
as it api'M'ars. on the card.
The list of names of those signing
the ciirds will be. published in this
paper every week. The cards can be
left at the 'office of I. N. Davis and
Company, Main-street, or at C N.
Allen Co., Ha.Hwood.
The list ;us turned in this wee!, is as
fol lows :
Tom Campbell, Jr., J. M. I'alnier.
Jack Edwards, "Short v Ketner, 'et lin
E. Smith. 'W. A. Shoolbred, I.. R.
Mears, Ruf us -.Melton, Joseph V.
Howell, J. V. Undei-wooil, Charlie
Worxlward, Albert Abel, C. X. Hill,
l'aul Bryson, U'tti Ix'Ojiutiil, W. A.
VV. C. tlordoii, Irving lyealherwood,
(ieorge Sisk, Ray Miller, -W. R. Wood
all, Homer Sisk, (). R. Redmond, Miss
l.o-uise -Moody. Jack Ieatherwood,
Edward Brifht, J'. . Ward, F. S.
Bruce, Marvin I-eathr'Awocl, T. J.
R. E. Scroggs, Claud Davis, Law
rence Leal herwooil, Lawrence Junes,
Babe Walker, Windell Jones, Eugene
Rtiissetl, Tom McCrackcn, Hugh Leath
erwood,, M. t!. Stanley, J. L. Weaver,
Frank James II. B. Farmer.
W. J. Campbell, Ear! Mes.ser, E. L.
Weaver, W. W. Davis, John N, Shool
bred, V. L. La in pk in, Dr. C. N. Sisk,
Dr. S. 1'. Gay, Eva Lcathoiwoocl, V.
L. Prevost, Mary St ringfield, Marga
ret Burgin, R. L. 'Prevost, Mrs. Sam
Knight, Mrs. Eva P. Cole, M. II.
Bowles, Sam Knight, J. C. James, J.
1L Howell, Hester Ann Withers.
'. Mildri'd Leopard, lliilph L. Prevost,
Glenn Farmer, John BlaliK'k, R. A.
Gaddis, F, C. Compton, R. P. Walker.
Many other names will be listed
Mrs. Arthur Hyatt arrived on Tues
day from Plymouth, N.. G., and will
visit her husband s parents, Mr. and
Mrs "W. A. Hyatt, at their .'home on
the Faiiview Road.
se tie sotiu
Fit AM IS, T r ii k
tlilnk Hie govTiior
a spe lal sr-ssioii it ml
of the questions to
I 'nigra in,'
C. F. KIKKI'ATKICK. .I'rop.
Hotel. licFaine "TIk" next regu
lar session of the legislature ui)l
convene in about nine month.
thereforr think .the' 'Governor Is
right In refusing to put the stale
to this extra cxeiise. Mr. llfx',
who will most, likely ho the next
Governor,, is in t borough a''orcl
with all the progressive move
nieiils of the state and there is
no question sr vital but what it
can wall until January."
So, there you are- four who
oppose the Governor's action in
this mattlcr and one who thinks
he is right. .
" like the M'ltinK l'ot it is
one of the best features of yonr
aK'r." It. I j. Stevenson. Farm
er of Iron Iltiff.
We are glad, indeed, of the
favorable reception, accorded this,
our new column and for the co
operation on the part of Hay
wood county citizens in furnish
ing the discussions.
County Digging Out Of
Worst Snow in 40 Years
AHli.iiiK'li (he lio)ty snou-fnll of
lin-xlav would imllcnie that spring
Is far nmv. iJie oftieinl calcndai-poiut-s
out that Spring aclually 1m'
tllns Saiiirilii)' iiioruiiiK at I :.'H.
Funeral For J. R.
Thomas Set For 2:30
Services Will He Held At Resi
dence. Was Former Alder
man Of This Citv
James R. Thomas. 75, prominent
citizen of this section, died at his home
here on Monday evening at (i:2.r, after
an jUmsi of several weeks. Funeral
services will be held this afternoon
from the residence on Church street at
o'clock. Rev. S. II. Hillinrd of
Sylva, cousin of Mr. Thomas, will
conduct the services at the home. In
terment will be at Green Hill ceme
tery, with Rev. H. W. Baueom, pastor
of the First Baptist church, officiating.
Pallbearers will be James L. String
field, Burl Ixive, J. C. Welch, Dr.
Thomas St ringfield, C. M. Dicus, ami
Mr. Thomas wa the son of the
late Colonel William 'Holland and
Sarah lovo Thomas, and his ancestors
were pioneers and makers of the his
tory of Western Carolina. His father
commanded (lie famous Thomas le
gion, composed of . Cherokee Indian
troops, in the War Between the .Stales.;
Co. Thomas was fin iidopted son of a
Cherokee Indian chief, and later .serv
ed as chief of the tribe, the only white
man to ever serve a chief of the
Kastcrn Band of tile Cherokee Indians.
James R. Thomas was born in Jack
son county on December Hi, 18(H), and
was educated ill the Waynesville
s hools. He was elected to the legis
lature from Jackson county in 1K!I,
and two years 'litt.fr" he came U. Waynesville-
to make his home. In the
same year he was married to iMiss
Jowphim. - Smith, of Raleigh, daughter
of Captain ami Mrs. William Smith,
of that city.
I times interested in the civic
of Hie community, Mr.
served tw'u terms as a niem-
ber of the board of itldermen of
liesville. In I!I05 as an alderman he
was active in having the Main street
of tin; town p-ivcd, t liis leilig the first
iaveil st.ee! in llaywiiod .-.county..,
Mr. Thomas was rme df the best
infornu'd men of the community, wide
ly read, aiiil well versed in all the
section's 1 1 adit ion., and Ir.-'.orv. Kind
by nature, ncvcnhi' tss he Was a per
son of strong cuiivic! ion.-!, and his
friendships, which weie many, were
marked by .steadfast luyfils.v.
Surviving are bis widow, an I the.
following children three -'.daughters:
Mrs. (I. G. Buell of ISuelllon, '.Calif.;
Mrs. R. R. Campbell, of Wayin sville;
and Mrs. J. F. Hodges, of llafi (igate,
Term., and one hi.n. Jaaie.- K. 'I'homas,
Jr., of W nynosvillo, four grandchil-
rlren. find one sister, airs, .v .ve.i:y.
Accidents At Club
L. N. Davit-;,., using a timely chart,
gave Rotarians here 1'riday an inter
esting insight on. the cost and cause
of motor arvidents, vhi -h was the ini
tial beginning of the safety campaign
that is Itoing sponsored : in this com
m unity by the Rotary Club and the
the Booster Club, of Hazelwood. ;
At the close of the meeting, each
Rotariaft took 25 pledge cards, to get
Last Rites For Lee
Briggs Held Moil
Lee Briggs, 32, who was struck by
an automobile while en route home
from Washington, D. C, on Saturday,
March 11th, in Richmond, Va., died at
the Memorial Hospital of that city on
Friday night at b';;iO o'clock. He suf
fered a fractured skull and his right
arm and leg were crushed.
Funeral services were conducted
here from the Baptist church at 4:30
o'clock on Monday afternoon, with the
pastor, Rev. H. W. Baucom, officiating.
Interment was m Oreen Hill ceme
Pallbcafeirs were: Koy Martin, Her
man Martin, Urailloru Menaney, oi
Wavnesville, Ennis HotZclaw, Harold
Moflitt, and Chromer Rhodarmer, of
Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Sol
omon isriggs, two sisters, jyjrs. J. tl.
Creasman, of Asheville, Mrs,. Leo
Morris, of Greensboro, one half sis
ter, Mrs. Robert Anderson, of Ai5he
ville, two brothers, Charles E. Briggs,
of Canton, and Oscar L. Briggs, of
$1.00 PER YEAR IN ADVANCE
16-lnc.h Snow-Fail. Accompanied
Hy High Winds File Fp
Drifts 15-Feet Deep.
Haywood county spent the greater
part of Wednesday digging out of
the worst and heaviest twnw since
1N!1. The snow-fall was officially re
corded as sixteen inclirs, with drifts
reaching a deplh of Kivty inches in
The fall Iiegan early Tuemlay morn
ing, and lasted until after .mid night.
The snow was aecompanioil by a gale
which reached an c.stimaUvt velo ity
of fifty miles an hour, which blew the
snow into packed drifts, and made
By noon Wdn'sday the .snow began
to melt, and indications were that it
would not last long.
Highway crews worked nJl night in
clearing the highways, and did not
have much difficulty west nf Waynes
ville. From here to Clyde, and be
yond Canton the fall was heavier and
slowed down the work. Heavy trac
tors and scrapes were un'l in clear
ing a travel bine on the main high
ways. Tractors ami' trucks of the highway
department were constantly being
called upon Tuenlay night t pull cars
out of drifts.
The iMounlaineer spent the greater
part of Wednesday morning gather
ing the following informattion:
at Clyde reached an
of IK) inches in the level
places, and on the Main street, -while
drifts reached a depth of nfxMJt four
feet or more. A drift in front of
West Brother store was higher than
a man's, armpits. .
12 INCHES AT HA ISAM
A report from the Fish Hatchery to
The Mountaineer was that only 12
inches had fallen there, and at ten
'o'clock Wednesday mornjn.g the nun
was shining "liright" up there.
22 INCHES AT CKAHTKEE
A ' conservative estimate made on
the fall in Oabtree. wa t-wtmty-two
Some of the drifts on Ibis road were
ten to fifteen feet deep, it wirs learned
f rom highway forces. Motor plows
could not work in the wits along the
road, ami (he snow had (y be shoveb'd
up and 'hauled: away.
The .schools of the crvuntv will be
closed until Monday, according to
Jack Messer, county superintendent.
The closing was also mad" to include
the .(.'anion, and Waynesville schools.
No school was-'. held. Wednesday.
2 5 INCHES IN CANTON
'Thi. paper learned that the aver
age depth in Canton was 2.'t inches.
The first car to make the steep hid
at Canton, came' through about eleven
o'clo-k. Drifts blocked the road.
At the foot of the Canton bill some
drifts were said to -have been ten feet
NO. "It. F. I). MAIL
, The .-rural carriers for the Waynes
vil!" routes were held in".. Wednesday
morning. This is the first time this
winter the ciiiriers were unable to
make the trips. -
. I be carriers made part of their tr
SLIGHT PHONE TROUKLE
W. L. I.ampkin, local nmnttger of
the telephone company, jyiid that
little damage hful In-en (Kiiie by the
snow here Turf-day, .What little dam
age was done was repaired, hy eleven
o'clock Wednesday morning. The
lightning of: Monday afternoon and
night hit a cable at Hazolwood and
did more dftmage than the mm storm.
Kvery line, w:u- intact in this section
before noon Wednesday.
Mr. 'Larhpkin reported heavy dam
age to lin' in and near 'Henderson-'-ville
and Chimney Rock, where high
winds raged for a much longer period
than here. .
t INCHES IS I5RYSON CITY
Through railway officials, it was
earned that only 4 inches of snow was
on the gi-oun-l at Bryson City at noon
Wednesday. Not any was reported
at Murphy, aB it had melted as fast
as it fell. .
FARMERS PLANTING IN
Farmers in Transylvania eonntv
were planting cabbage plants at noon
u ontinued on hack oarl
The Weal her
Max. . Min.
Thursday 67 30
Friday 40 28
Saturday 58 37
Sunday 71 4S
Monday 71 42
Tuesday 70 28
Wednesday 35 23