The Waynesville Mountaineer
Published In Th County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
VOL. XLVIII NO. 14
WAYNESVILLE, N. C, THURSDAY, APRIL 2, 1936
$1.00 IN ADVANCE IN COUNTY
On Closing Dates
Committee Named To Work Out
Heavy Tax On Peddlers And
Doing Good Work
Lake Junalusks Has Until
Aug. 15 to Raise Debt Fund
The 1936 election campaign in
Haywood County is underway.
This week brought forth three for
mal announcements from camlMaf s
f,.r two oilii es in the county.
ivlwin Haynes announce.! that he
-, .is a candidate for re-election to the
,.!tice of register of deeds.
"h. tries C. Francis also announced
:at he was a candidate for the office
I' register of deeds.
Medford Leatherwood made th
f .Miial announcement mat he was
definitely in the sheriff's nice.
With these three in the race, the
ice of announcing has been broken
ami next week will likely see several
others who have made up their minds
to get into the campaign come forth
with formal announcements.
The three men who announced th;
weeK are an wen Known in the county
ami all have had experience in the
campaign battles of days gone by.
.Mr. Haynes was elected to offic
four years ago. Before that he served
as assistant and deputy clerk of the
Mr. rrancis during the past few
tears was connected with the tax
I'llectors office in the matter of de-
Mr, L,eatherwood is a farmer and
devotes considerable time to the af
fairs of the school he is a member
of the local school board.
as tnis is the first week any for
mal announcements have been made
uiis inauKuraies me nrst appearance
i.i this column, which will appear
weekly. News about political affairs
m ihe county, state and nation will
''i" . out -j.ui news, nowever, and
i ins is a enatiKe from the past, and
'in .discussing the change, students of
Politics have signified that this method
is preferred over the 'individual'
auicies auout each candidate, which,
it was said, are more or less "all the
It is our belief that by keeping this
"timn entirely free of propaganda
unci using only facts, that it will lie
one of the most interesting features
n ine paper from now until the pri
niary in June.
Much discussion was going the
rounds this week here anions Repub
lican leaders regarding the 'nmniha
n of Gilliam (Jrissom, of Creens
f'oro, for governor in the November
flection. Air. Cirissom has long been
in politics, and the state Republicans
l ln "'re than ."pleased to name him
's their standard bearer for the 1V'.U
"lection. The convention also herni
ated Frank C. l'atton as candidate
"i- the Senate.
Dr Ralph W. McDonald, of Winston-Salem,
will make his formal bid
,tor. the Democratic nomination for
governor in an address over radio
stations in Asheville, Winston-Salem,
harlotte, Greensboro and Raleigh, at
eight o clock tonight.
The address will take thirty min
utes, and during that time he" will
.discuss freely his stand on all cam
$75 Sent From Here
For Red Cross Aid
Al e varius projects for relief
of the flood sufferers ar getting un
derway, the call,, are Uminn
urgent that each Red : Cross chapter
fi'et its quota, as set by national
During the past week Rev. II. W.
Kaucorn has sent an additional check
for $25.00, To date $75.00 has been
sent from the local chapter, with the
naota designated to be in the neigh
borhood of $400.00.
- Contributions may be left with J. C.
latnek, at the Waynesville Hard
ware Company, with William Med
;vrdat the Red Crss rooms, or with
the chairman, Rev, H. W. Baucom.
R.H. Crouse Goes
To Yancey County
t3 H- Crouse, who . for the past
i.wo years has served as assistant
founty agent here, left Monday for
aancey county, where he will become
assistant in that county. He will
W 5ad'u.4rters in Burnsville.
i ;v- P- Smith county agent, stated
T I ; p that in a conversation with
Jotn W. Goodman, assistant state
Muector or extension work, he learned
at the Vacancy would be filled im
mediately. Today's Market
r,e following cash prices wer be
Paid Wednesday by the Farmers
thickens, heavy breed hens and
r,f.ryrs, pound . ...16c
thickens; 1;ght weight, pound.... 15c
f?rs, dozen . . . ......7 . . . .. .,17c
nsh potatoes, No. 1, buehel .. 75e
orn, bushel .. . . , . ... ........ .70c
Wheat .bushel . ........... 90c
Walnuts, pound U
Mil U )
This is a photo of Mrs. Itruiui
fin hard llauplmann leaving the
death cell of her husband, ami
Would have been her last visit
with him .Monday, except the exe
cution was postponed until cifit
o clock I' rldav night, been use of
action of the grand in rv who are
now investigating the coiiiYssioii
made by a Trenton. N. .1.. lawyer
who at lirst declared he killed the
1-indlurgli lialiy over four years
at;o. lie later denied his state
iiont. Formal Inspection
Of Company "H"
Set For 8 Tonight
Public Invited To Attend Inspec
tion At Armory. Local Unit
Has 61 Men, and Three
"II," 120th Infantry, of North Caro
lina National Cnard -will k,. u..--
..... -.- ...ii v, iiviu IIIIL-
Ihursday night, at eight o'clock at
the armory at the depot, with Major
.jonn a. iwiatwright, infantry, U. S.
Army as inspector officer.
At G:,'i() a ilinner JL-ill f rriven In
honor of the visiting officer at the
Green Tree Tea Room. Several citi
zens of the town have been invited.
Ihe local unit composed of f4
men and the three following officers:
Captain George F. Plott, Lieutenant
Paul Martin and Lieutenant T a'
The public is inviteI to attend tfie
inspection at the armory. The fol
lowing program will be carried out:
8:00 Presentation nf the
to the inspecting aifficer. formal in
spection of appearance, equipment and
general Knowledge ot , the personnel. .
'.:20 'Close .order drill:
School of the snffier cithroif nvm
Corporal Fletcher Hill.
School of the souad. Cornoral James
A. Clark. ' .
School of . the platoon, . Lieutenant
Edwin P. Mart in. .
8:28 . Gun Drill.
(Continued on back page)
Safety League To
Meet April 14th
The April meeting of the Safety
League will be held on Tuesday the
14th, in the banquet hall of the Meth
odist church, with Mr John M.
Queen, presiding. The following will
make talks: Mrs, Jack Messer, Mrs.
C. F. Kirkpatrick, Mrs. Joe Tate, Mrs.
Carroll Bell, and Mrs. S. P. Gay.
The program will also consist of a
contest between the Hazelwood school
quartet and the East Waynesville
quartet with the winners receiving
two free tickets to the Park Theatre.
The public is cordially invited to at
tend the meeting. Each occasion is
marked by an increase in attendance,
and interest in the work of the
TO IMPROVE PLACE
Green Tree Tea Room will be dosed
from the latter part of this week until
the first of next, in order that the
building can be re-painted, and sev
eral major improvements made.
MRS. JEAN DILLON ATTENDS
MEETING I.N GREENSBORO
Mrs. Jean Dillon, supervisor of
nurse, of the health unit, attended
the meeting of the North Carolina
League of Nursing, which was held
on last Saturday in Greensboro. En
route home She stopped in Winston
Salem for a visit to friends there.
chants of this community met last
Friday night to discuss problems that
confront them, and to divide on what
holidays should be observed by the
Hugh .Mas.sie, previously named
chairman by president of the Cham
her of Commerce, Charles E. Ray,
presided at the meeting. At a later
meeting, Mr. M.issie was named
chairman of the committee composed
of the merchants division of the
Chamber of Commerce.
The irroiiD last week voted c fol
lows on the following holidays:
July Fourth to be decided by June
15th, as the fourth conies on Saturday
I-ibor Hay The "stores will close at
Armistice Day Stores to be closed
Thanksgiving Closed all day.
Christmas Closed all day.
For the Waynesville-Canton football
game Closed from 2:30 until five.
In regards to opening and closing
hours, it was decided that the re
spective merchants should use their
own discretion about opening, but
close as near six as possible, in the
week days, and ten on Saturday.
A committee composed of Hugh
Massie, E. J, Hyatt, Lester Hurgin, W.
A. Bradley, and J. V. Ray were nam
ed to make decisions regarding clos
ing for funerals, and emergencies call
ing for closing.
Another committee, composed of
John Boyd, C. X. Allen, and Harry
Hall was named to confer with the
board of aldermen regarding impos
ing taxes on peddlers and produce
trucks which sell at retail in the com
Those attending (lie meeting Were
Walter M. Dunham,: .'Dixie Stores,
A H. McCall, Eagle 5-io and &
Store, A. R. Rabhan. Harold's De
partment Store, Fred E. Martin, Mar
tin Electric Co., J. R. Richardson,
American Cafe. E. J. Hyatt, Hyatt
and Company, , A. Brown, Jr.,
rarmers federation, V. M, Rhea, A
(. Lawrence leather Co., Homer
Henry, Medford Furniture Co., G. C.
rerguson, Perguson Grocery Co., R
L. Burgin, Burgin Brothers, W. A.
Bradley, Bradley's, W. H. Owen. A&l
Tea Co., T. G. Massie, Massie Furni
ture, Co., C. A. George.. W. W. N. C
Cafe, W. H. Massie, Massie's Depart
ment Store, G. H. Upright, Dixie
Store. Ben Sutton, Sutton's Barber
Shop, J. V. Boyd, Boyd Furniture Co.,
ft Reeves, .Waynesville Pharmacy,
H. Walker, Cherokee Auto Co., E.
H. Ballentine, The Food Store, E. C.
Moody, of E. C. Moody, Groeries, II.
M. Hall, Wavnesville Book Store,
Charles E, Ray. Jr., C. E. Hav's Sons,
C. X. Allen, C. N, Alln fi Co., J. W.
Kay, C. E. Ray's Sons, Frank Battle,
Sutton's Barber Shop, E. L. Withers,
E. L: Withers Compimy, W. C. Russ,
Last Rites Will Be
Held For Woodrow
News has been received here by .his
family of the death of Woodrow Wil
son Ferguson, 2;i, of the United States
Navy, which occurred on .'Friday,
Uarrh the 27th, in the NavaV H'w-
pital. af Puget Sound.
The body will be brought here for
burial, and the last, rites will be .con
ducted on Sunday afternoon at 3
o'clock at Parker's Chapel. Inter
ment will, be in the church cemetery.
Final arrangements have not as yet
Mr Ferguson was the son of Mr.
and Mrs. J. C. Ferguson, and had Ix'en
in the navy for the past eight years.
Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Mary
Ferguson, and one small son, Robert,
his parents, one sister, Mrs. Hazel
Ferguson Tugman, of New Orleans,
and four brothers, Will and Johnny
Ferguson, of Waynesville, Robert Fer
guson, of New York, and Frank
Ferguson, of Long Beach, Calif.
- represeniauve group of mer
The MELTING POT
V.. K. 1 IKK. MAS "Tills Ih tho
'hest lime In the (World to din
ilinhew. Onn can fell fiactly
vtlhere the water Will rnn now.
us the emutitl Is sainrafed to the
V. T. SHKI,TO "I Ixlievei
wjien a man ts elected to '-public,
iilfiiv and iinivcs himself to bc
eflieient, honest and eourt'oas
that we ousrht to keep him there
for a gofMl loh(? 'time. : . .he can
stay as Ions as he makes pood
w far ai I aiu coneernetl. Now
I am speaking In general U-rms,
wit hout . reference to any parti
cular oflieo or office-holder.'' j
I AARON' CrXNIXGIIAM, It. F.
I). No. 1 "I don't think I've ever
seen farmers as far behind with
tlwir plowing as they are tills
;. r. riio'rr
Count v Game And
Fire Warden Ser
vice Is Outstanding
Plott Makes Splendid Hec
ord In Oflice. Many Inter
estinjr Facts Pointed Out
Uv Hilda Way (ityii.
Last week G. C. I'lott, county game
and fish warden, handed mo a few
figures regarding fii-hing and hunting
licenses sold in Haywood durinir ii;i,r.
stating 1hat it might lie well to insert
somewhere in this paper. After look
ing over the brief reiMirt, and knowing
what a modest man Mr. I'lott is, I do-
CKli'iI to go. up to his oflice on the
third floor of the court house and find
out all about his work, and t feel fully
repaid for elimbing those three
What he is doing in this county
should le taught to all the school
children for the program which is
developed under the state department
of conservation deals not only with
the present but the future, with which
the child of Unlay will lo ii part.
The position of forest warden and
game and fish protector is a co-operative
one, with the County and the
state equally dividing' the co.st of oper
ation. The counties of North Caro
lina are gradually learning the bene
fits to be derived from this work. In
Itl.'l.'t there were, only .'I'l counties in
(he stale supporting the work; in
19!M there were .44 and in l!),'i.r) there
were .r)5; and it is expected that there
will be an increase in I'.t.'Mi,
Haywool is a .part of the -district
composed of Buncombe, Henderson,
Jacksoh, Macon, Polk, Transylvania,
and cilice the 1st of January, (Jraham
was added, with W, K. Beilchler, for
ester, with headquarters in Asheville
as. director. Mr. I'lott. was appointed
to the (dfice in lii.'M, there being sev
eral months, that . the county was
without a wanlen, after fJ. W. Bur
nett had served for several years.
The duties of the warden are num
erous. He is m duty 'Z hours of
every day. tie selects all wno wor-K
under him. He supervises the ex
t.inquihifig of all forest fires, has
charge of the sale of all hunting and
fishing licenses, and is. a protector in
general, of the bounties of nature.
which man has spent sp lavishly, that
now it i.s necessary to teach anl prac
tice -Conservation' in : rigid manner.
Ifa.v-v-("l is divided into. 19 di.strk'ts.
two without 'deputy wardens, as they
ire in the Big Bend section and will
shortly be taken Over by the govern
ment . part of the Pisgah National
Forest, Wardens serving under Mr.
Plott who in turn have from 2 to 4
deputies under them, and their dis
tricts are as follows:
Arthur Rathbone. Max Pat, -h.
Orady Walker, Fines Creek: and
Rush Fork Gap.
II. L. Rathlmne, lower Fines; Creek.
James McFlroy, White Oak.
Wiley A. Noland, Riverside.
Mark Thompson, Crabtree. .
Leroy Willis, Willis Cove.
L. R. McAbee. Dutch Cove.
Joe Michael, Upper Pigeon.
(Continued on back page)
JtHX Ittf;r.KS, rablrec .
"Most farmers on Crabtree have
."tiii'neil out some cattle already
luid to as they were at of feed."
Mr. Ifouers went on to say thiit
the farmers - of his section were
also further behind with their
spring work than he had ever
known, them to be.
CIIARMK II IITj, Crabtree "I
only lost five head of cattle one
of nin.t.y-fonr thii winter, but
two of them diel from eating to
hae -o. It has boon the hardest
winter On rattle I have ever
known and ha,s taken the most
So, it seems to be the consen
sus :(1) That this iiaa been tho
hardest winter for feeding cattle
ever known here. (2) It has also
been the. worst winter on farmers
about getting their plowing done.
Many Models Will
Take Part Tonfeht
In Fashion Show
Keen Interest Is Heine: Shown
Picture Feature Will Hegin
At 7:l-i At Park
Keen interest centers in the fash-
ion show which will W staged tonight
at tne rark Iheatre, under the aus
spices of the Woman's Club. The us
ual admission fee will include both
the show and the picture, with the
picture features starting at 7:1ft and
the fashion show at 8:00 nromntlv.
The following firms will take part:
C. F. Ray's Sons, Massie's Depart
ment Store, and the Fashion Sho nne.
Mrs. Tom Lee, Jr., is general chair
man of the committee, other members
being. Mrs. Richard N. ItarlxT ,Tr .
Mrs. Lauriston Hardin. Jr.. and Mrs.
M. II. Bowles. Clyde II. Raw Jr.. will
be master of ceremonies, and Mrs.
Fvander Preston will serve as pianist
during the presentation of the models.
As special features Miss Aletia
Jackson will present, the following
pupils in several .dance numbers:
Vrriiie Alley, Doris Colkitt, Sarah j
IOinse Ieathcrwood, Doris (Irani,
Shirley Colkitt, Winifred Rogers,
KloifiC Martin, Anne English, . Uerat
dine Colkitt. Mis. Fred Martin, will
be the accompanist.' Theresa Alley,
of the Shcrrill School, will also give a
Tin' following will -serve as models
for Massie's Department Store: Miss
Sarah Welch. Miss Emily Silor, Miss
Ila.seltine Swift. Miss Eileen Massie,
Mis Holibje Jean Truesdale,. Miss
Louise St ringlield,. Miss Hester Anne
Withers, Miss Elizabeth. Henry. Miss
Mary-' Emma' Massie, Miss Fannie
I'earl Feltnot, Miss Gladys Dicu.s, Miss
Margaret Walker, Miss Josephine
I'lott, Mrs. Hugh A. Love, Mrs. Will
Hyatt, Be tsy Siler, Janet Abel, Mary
(ierringer, Caroline Snyder, Walter
laliaferi-o, Parker (lay, Bobbie Har
din, Mary Ann Massie, Jean Hodges,
and (leraldine Colkitt.
For C K, Rav?s Sons -will be Miss
Mary Pauline I'lott, Mrs. Joe Liner, I
Mrs. Halph'. Provost, Miss Ijouise
Stringfielil, Mis Margaret Perry, Mis
liosemary Rippeloe, Ms. Francis
Massie, Mis.s. Sarah Welch, Miss Cor-
rinue Wagenfi'ld, Mrs, John M. Queen,
Miss .'Cert rude Plott, Mis.s Ellen
Louise Killian, Mrs. Joe'. Tate
Carroll Bell, Doretta Ballentine, Betsy
Hannah, Thereca Alley, ('atberini'
Jone's, Catherine- Martin, Ethel' Cald
well Jane Stent:,, mid Bobbie Hardin.
The Fashion Sliopne will have as
models-, Mrs. .lack ((Uinri, Mrs. Joe
Liner. 'Mis Ma:-y Pauline Plott, Mrs.
Franci, Ma. sic. Mis. Felix Stovail,
Mrs. Ralph Tt-evo-i., Miss Ha (ireen,
MisM l.oui e M do. I v, a nd Mr;. ' Until
Williams I.' !ii:i.
Choral Club To
(Jive A Concert
The Waynesville' ( 'horn I ( 'lull, which
is composed of. .'So voices, will f ive a
concert at the I''irst I'resbyf eria'n
church here .Sunday ev'en'iiig,'', April 5,
at eigh! o'clock. .
Tin1 concert, will be "'.I'l. e ( 'in ilix
ion,'' bv .Strainer.
-.Eva ruler Preston, director,
der the tenor solos, iind l,
loate, the -fiaratone solos.
- Miss (Sra'ce Cro-ker is accompanist.
The concert, wiU lie similar to that
given, here Christmas, which w.'is an
outstanding event, in the musical -circles,
of the past year. .. ' ',
V IT 1 . 1 r
mm unaerwooa, v
Given Burial Sunday
Last rites were held on Sunday af
ternoon at 4 o'clock from the resi
dence of Mr. and Mrs, Spauldnn Un
derwood, for Don Underwood, '35, with
Rev. . H W. Raucom, pastor of the
First Baptist church, officiating. In
terment was in Green Hill cemetery.
Pallbearers were: Paul Young, Paul
Blackwell, Cline Bramlott, Dock Tur
pin. Robert Welch, and John Boyd.
Mr. Underwood, who was working
at Craggy, died on Saturday morning,
from injuries suffered in an automo
bile wreck, which occurred near Ashe
ville. He was the son of Mrs. Mandy
Underwood and the late Will Under
wood..'; Surviving are' his mother and one
brother, Spauldon Underwood, both
JUNIORS TO CONTINUE
The discussion of: the merits of
"Virtue," "Patriotism," and "Liberty,"
which was held on last Tuesday night
by the Junior Order United American
Mechanics, proved eo lively, that those
in charge of the program, decided to
continue the arguments, and devote
an entire evening to each subject.
On Tuesday night, April 7th, Grover
C. Davis will extol the qualities of
virtue, at the meeting of the order,
which will be held in the hall.
Onfirmation Of Sale Of Iike
Property Continued Until
1 5th Of August
Janns Atkins, Jr., receiver of Iako
Junahiska Methodist Assembly, was
notified Saturday that officials 'of tho
Mercantile Commerce and Trust Com
pany, of St. Louis, had agreed to ex
tend tho time of the temporary re
straining order against the confirm
ation of the sale of the property until
With this matter ut of the way.
Mr. Atkins announced that one of
the best programs in many yearB had
boon arranged, and that several largo
conference groups have already made
plans to spend some tin at the lake.
The lake property wlis sold under
trustee's sale here in February for
IfMUMM). The Mercantile Commerce,
and Trust Company bid it in. F. E.
Alley, Jr.. appearing before Judge-
John M. Oglesby, in Hryson City, made
a plea that the bid price was made,
quate, and the time of holding tho
sale was inopportune, and such con
firmation would be of irreparable los.1
to the Methodist church.
Mr. Alley further contended that
it wiis his belief that the Miethodists,
if given an extension, would raise
the necessary amount to pay 'off tho
lebt. The first mortgage is for
Judge Oglesby stated emphatically
that should satisfactory arrangements)
tiot, be made by August Kith that tho
sale would be automatically confirmed.
Hubert C. Jarvi.s, of Adams and
Adams, of Asheville, represented the
banking company dining the hearing.
By Town Forces To
(Jet Underway Soon
One of the most thorough clean-up
campaigns ever staged in Waynesville
will be undeway Oil's . week-end, ac
cording to T. I.. Hramlett, a meinU'r
of the board of aldermen, and chair
man of the street department.
The weather during the past few
months has prevented the street
forces from carrying on their work
in detail as they would have desired,
but with favorable weather, Mr.
liramlett said, a large number of men
will be put to work cleaning the
street, vacant lots and back of bus-
I iriess houses in WayrM-sville.
The campaign was presented to the
board and mayor by members of the
civic committee of the Woman's Club,
of which Mrs. J. V. Killian is chair
man. Plans have .been completed for the
erection iif th' incinerator here with
the assistance of WI'A funds, and
Work is expei'ted to fx'gin immediutely.
The announcement was made that,
all garbage placed in a place that the
tru. k can get to will bo hauled away.
Board Of Elections
For County Named
The state board of elections
sion in-'-Raleigh' last Saturday
W.. I- NoJarid, of Wavnesville. and
rank livers and Virge McCluro, of
Canton, county board of elections. '
'The';, board i.s now composed of two
Hewmemliors A'oland and Byers. Mr,
McClure. serv'd last year .
C. W. Bailey Injured
...C. W. Bailey,, a member of fht
mechanical department of The Moun
taineer, was painfully injured Monday
afternoon when a bolt on the stero
fyping. machine broke and .struck him
on the left side of the face and eye.
He was resting well at the Hay
wood' County-Hospital last night.
S. C. Liner Gets Job
For $15,000 Church
S. C. Liner, local contractor, will
leave here on April -15th for Cullo
whee, to begin work on the Metho
dist church there. The church will
cost approximately Jilo.OOO, Mr.
Liner said, and will be built of brick.
The building will have 18 clasv
rooms and an auditorium. A steam
heating plant will also be .installed.'
The plane are to have the buildirg
completed by August first.
i '' . ' ' In'' '. .
" Max Min
Thursday . 77 3S
Friday firt 41
Saturday 63 3(5
Sunday (5 US
Monday C.9 38
Tuesday 75 42
Wednesday 72 44