The Waynesville Mountaineer
fsjews Events of
Tananse Secretary of War Teraucho
J asked the Japanese government
t S75 000,000 to be used on a
K year expansion program for
the Japanese army.
, : OLYMPIC TEAM GOES TO
l- TO GERMANY
Th United States Olympic Team,
n.istinir of 334 men and women,
ff Vrlin.last week to take
Z in the Olympic Games which will
wwn. Many of the outstand-
S athletes of the nation, some of
them holding world records, were in
ftl4 WOUKERS DEMAND VACA-
HONS WITH PAY
Two Federal Court suits have been
fi'Hi in New York, bringing action
to force the government to grant 26
day vacations, with pay, to all fiuper
vimry and administrative WPA
v'ker". Louis Bunin, an employ
w of the theater .project,, both of
Ne York, are pushing the two cases.
ATTEMPT TO ASSASSINATE KING
-.umian in grey1' prevented
what seemed to be an attempted as
fi.inatKii of King Edward of Eng
land, last Thursday. George McMa
ban, 3.4, a former newspaper editor
and' discontented subject of King Ed
ward, pointed a revolver at his mon
arch, who was leading a parade, but,
before' the .would be assassin could
lire, a "woman in grey" knocked the
gun from his hand. McMahan was
am ted and being held pending in
vestigation. The identity of the
woman who saved the King was' not
T0"NSEM), COUGHLIN AND
SMITH WILL STAND TOGETHER
Dr. Fianeis Townsend's Old Age
party,' the Rev. Gerald Smith's Share
the Wealth party and the Rev. Char
les t'oughlin's Party for the Social
justice will stand together and sup
nort I.emke in the November elec
tion, according to a statement made
by -.Cou'ghlin last week in an address
at the convention of the Old Age
Pension party, held in Cleveland, in
his address Coughlin attacked Presi
dent Roosevelt us a "liar and be-
.FOOD Sl'PPLY'-' ONE PER CENT
LESS THAN LAST YEAR'S
The nation's food supply for the
next twelve months will be 1 per cent
less than that for the same period
in llt.'il-'tS, three per cent less than
lWio-lit!, but still ample for domestic
needs, according to a report issued
by the Department of Agriculture;
Reduced feed supplies may cut meat
production,, other than poultry, to
mur per cent below 1935-36: dairy
production is also due for a slump,
.wni:i- the production of poultry and
ia:u m tor a rapid increase.
LIV ING COSTS ARE UP
Living costs for laborers in June
were 1,7 per cent above that for May
according t0 a report issued by the
national. Industrial Conference
Boai.i. This makes the present cost
of 'living. 4 i)er cent hip-he,- than in
jfjiw, 2U.3 per cent higher than in
' " low point of the depression,
and but 13.3 per cent lower than the
cost for June, 1929. Food and rent,
according to the report, have caused
;uie ("..-. of living to rise. '
SPANISH REBELLION CRUSHED
f,A rebellion of several divisions of
'he Spanish army, which began in
l-amsh .Morocco and the Canary Is
lands and finally spread to several
cities m Spain, was reported success
Juiiy crushed this week. A number
" Pple were killed and more than
Spanish officers arrested and
t'TiT.-,ir0URht vhich has scorched
, -'Mid-West for the last few weeks
y. has damaged crops by more than
"W'-a bllllm dollars, was reported
iken ,ver the week-end by showers
ana cool winds, which caused the
wmperature to drop from twenty-
snn th'rty-five degrees. ArounJ.
W P!ple have en kilId by the
Wpa e government plans to give
w J'bs t0 75,000 farmers whose
"ops were ruined by the drought and
''tot SVld mM0 bushels of wheat
. nt drought stricken area.
LlQt'OR BRINGS $628,756 OF REV-
'' . ."'' '.' NUE . .: -. "
-. Eighteen North Carolina counties
ims week reported revenue from the
"e cf lHlu)ri for year
ifi2s--cnded Ju'y J. amounting to
Imo V .Total sales of whiskey
amount to $3,100,463.
in J? -j l??",nS '! prices were be
Pedel!8 M the Farmers
a'v ' havy weight hens ..13
.bushel . .. $1.00
bushel 1 00
hashed -wool, pound 82c
Published In The County Seat of Haywood County
VOL. XLVIII NO. 30
Over 100 Visitors From Eleven
States Here First Of Week
Over 100 members of the G and
Council of the Masonic Order, from
eleven states, have returned, to their
homes after spending the first of the
week here for the special summer
session of the organization.
S0 enthused were many of the dele
gates, that they voluntarily told
local officials of the organization, that
they would use their influence to get
official sanction for the establishment
of an annual interstate assembly
here in the mountains.
The meeting the first of this week
surpassed the one a year ago in every
respect, Troy T. Wyche, chairman of
entertainment, and state Grand
The program got underway Mon
day morning with degree work be
ing conferred on 12 members. How
ard G. Etheridge, of Asheville, pre
sided over Doric Council No. 20, Way
nesville. The Royal Masters degree was con
ferred upon the following at the
morning session: Dr. R. 1'. Walker.
W. D. Smith, N. W. Garrett, D. J.
Howell, Ben Sutton, Wayne Rogers,
V. C. Stovall. and Wni, Chambers,' Jr.,
all of Waynesville, and Dr. R. C.
Rhea, W. R. Cabe, and Guy Ilipps. of
Later in the morning, W. IJ. Smith,
of Raleigh, presided over the. Coun
cil of T. I. N,, conferring degrees of
Thrice Illustrious Masters on a class
of 20. This class was from out of
the state, and the degree i conferred
only on masters and past masters.
The afternoon session got under
way shortly after one, with Troy T.
Wyche, presiding, and he officially
received the Grand Council of South
Carolina ami the grand officers.' of
the other TstaU's. The address of
welcome was delivered... by V. R.
Smith, of Raleigh, and the response
was made by O. Frank Hart, of Col
umbia, who is general grand record
er' of the general grand council of the
Following the response, the heads
of the state delegations made a brief
One of the features of the after
noon session, was the presentation
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Real Estate Moving
Fast At Country Club
Large Increase In Number Of
Golfers This Year Over Any
J. M. Long, owner of the Waynes
ville Country Club and the Go'f
Course, reported this week that all
lots in the Country Club subdivi
sion, with the exception f two. had
Besides a fast sale of the lots, Mr.
Long reported that the number of
golfers foi this year is far above that
of any previous year, and that the
golfers are most complimentary in
their remarks about the condition of
the course, reporting it the best ever.
Among those to whom Mr, Long has
sold lots on which homos will !'
'built, include: Harry Simpsons of
Miami; Marvis Adams, Miami; R.
H. Hill, St. Petersburg; Charles T.
Gordon, St. Petersburg, and Aaitm
Prevost, of Hazel wood.
20 From Haywood
At Young Demo
Twenty people from Haywood coun
ty attended the Young Democratic
convention held in Greensboro last
Those attending were: Mr. and
Mrs. Oral Yates, Miss Scott Edwards,
Edwin Haynes, Carroll MeCracsken,
Hugh Leatherwood, Mre. W. A.
Hyatt, Mrs. Carolyn Hyatt, Miss Mar
garet Ashton, Miss Jane Brown,
Mrs. D. D. Alley, Mr. and Mrs. W. G,
Byers, and Roy Francis.
J. Ed Butler, of Morganton, was
named president of the organization.
The meeting was dedicated to the
memory of the late Doyle Alley, a
former president of the state group.
The program covers were featured
with a picture of Mr. Alley.
Officers Take Man,
60-Gallon Still, Beer
Pink' Gibson was recently taken
by federal officers, and charged with
making liquor n Wilkins Creek, near
the Waterville dam.
Officers captured a 60-gallon still
and confiscated 300 gallons of beer.
Gibson, who is about 30, was said by
officers to have moved into that sec
tion for the sole purpose of making
R. C. Reece, federal officer, headed
the raid, and wag assisted by R. S.
Bolt, Wheeler Scott, Jack Blanken
ship, Dewey Cook, and Charlie Jonea.
Florida Man Makes
Local Golf Course
Lawren-e J. Griffin, of Miami
Beach, playing in a foursome on
the golf course at the Waynes
ville Country Club this week,
made a hole in one.
It is tfaid that this is the second
time this coveted play has been
made on this' course.
New Resident Is
Warm In Praise Of
"I have traveled all over the world,
and been a patient in many hospitals,
but none measured up to the hospi
tal here in Waynesville." was the
enthusiastic report M. llassen. a new
resilient here, said this week.
Mr. llassen and hi son were con
fined at the Haywood County Hos
pital for several days, and ever since
i'ing dismissed, bolh he and his son
have been warm in their praise of the
ins: itut ion.
Mr. Hassen is a native of Arabia,
and came to this country from Jeru
salem. He came to Waynesville from
He said: "The nurses were so nice;
they gave us fine attention, and made
a stranger feel like he was at home.
It was real southern hospitality that
they showed us. There was no smell
of 'medicine." And they Were so kind
to Us, The hospital here in a better
place to spend a vacation than any
hotel I know of," he continued.
New Equipment Is
Installed In Way
,1. W. Killian, manager of the Way
nesville 1aundry, announced this
week that two expensive pieces of
machinery had been installed in the
local plant. Two new extractors were
installed this past week. Only re
cently two new presses, of the linen
suit unit type were installed.
Juit a few weeks ago two dress
presses were added to the battery of
1 2 presses.
In addition to the now equipment,
Mr. Killian announced that Mr. Daven
port, of 'Greenville. S. C an expe
rienced dry cleaning man, was now
Connected with the firm. Mr. Daven
port was ' in the dry cleaning busi
ness in the South Carolina city for
a number of years.
Laundry business this month is 25
per cent better than for the same
period last year, Mr. Killian stated.
In County Will
Begin Work Aug. 3
The Bethel and Fines Creek schools
will begin their l!i3ti-3.7 session on
Monday, August .'!, according to an
announcement made this week by
.Superintendent Jack Messer. Some
of the ."Clyde district schools may also
begin on August 3, although plaw
regarding this district are not defi
nitely completed. The Waynesville
schools, will be unaffected by the
Reasons given for beginning some
of these schools earlier than usual are
that, more of the school year will
come during warm weather if the
schools arc begun in August, a de
cided reduction can be made in school
expenses; it is believed, also, that
this change will increase the average
yearly attendance on the part of the
If the change does cause an in
crease in the average yearly attend
ance, officials believe that it will re
sult in increasing the teacher allot
ment for the county.
Will Be Here Sat
Corporal W. M. Nail, of the state
highway patrol force, announced that
a license inspector would be in the
police department here Saturday,
from 8:30 to 5:30 for the purpose of
issuing driver's licenses and chauf
The driver's license cost $1, and
the chauffeur's license cost $2, and
are good for one year.
An occasional check-up ls made
of all motorists to see that driver's
licenses are being carried, and those
who do not have them are forced to
pay as much as $22.70 for the first
Traffic in Western North Carolina
is extremely heavy at this time, it
wa, pointed out, and an average of
100 drunken drivers are being ar
rested each month in the 36 western
counties. All drunken drivers have
theiar licenses revoked.
At The Eastern Entrance
WAYNESVILLE, N. C, THURSDAY, JULY
WINS STATE CONTEST
Ja'Vis Teague won first prize in the
essay contest sponsored by the Car
olina Co-operator. Mr. Teague is a
graduate of Fines Creek High School.
Cannery Will Begin
Last Of This Week
Approximately- 100 People Will
Ke Employed At Cannery
TU .vnnjt'7 lit Hll7.elwOO(l will
A..-.,t ,,11 i.umii'ifv thin U't4k -
v,i i o, nip; ..j w.-- .......
and, if weather permits gat lu ring Kt
V..,n nn.l t hn ni . k i nir of lOI' t' ieS. it
was learned from Frank Davis, field
"supervisor of the Uind U tne K.
A iihl-nv i mil ti'l v 100 neonlo will 1
given work when the cannery resumes
full operating capacity, it was said.
Tl.iu vna (he Iwiin ami berrv crons
are coming on at the same time. The
dry weather held both back, but in
dications are that the 17.r ..acres of
lieahs in this district will be better
Karly plantings were damaged, bul
later plantings seemed to have. -come
through the drought without much
It will I' several weeks before to
matoes fiim the eighty anes in the
district will bi'gin coining in. it was
Already, (several .hundred Vases' of
beans havi' been ( aimed, and quite a
few lie tries.
Mr. Davi romrtod that where in
structions hail been carried out, that
the growers were not being bothered
with bean beetles this year.
Local Home Guard
Unit Leaves For
15-Day Cam p
Three offi crs and sixty-four men of
Company "H" of the 12)th infantry,
entrained here yesterday for a 15-day
encampment at Camp Jackson, near
Columbia, S. ('-.
.Thw.. is the first time since 1928 that
the local unit of the North Carolina
National Guards have had a sum
mer encampment at Camp Jackson.
All other years have been at More
Those leaving here yesterday were:
Captain George Plott, first lieutenant
Paul Martin, second lieutenant Grady
Boyd, first sergeant, James Robinson.
Sergeants timer Down, Marcus
Davis, James Davis, Charles Ed
wards Jamefi Jone.s, Pxed Lewis,
(Vrpora!.s 'Wijlam A'rringtan,
James Clark, William Davis, Henry
Dunavant, Fletcher Hill, Otto Mor
row, Jack McCracken, Glen Wyatt.
Privates 1st Class Charles Dunn,
Kermit Fincher, Oliver Franklin, Ed-
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Improvements To Be
Made By Owners Of
Belle Meade S o o n
Owners of Belle Meade announced
yesterday that improvements would
be made to the property, which would
include an extension of streets, lay
ing of sewer and m ater lines, and the
erection of electric lines.
Already, forty of the eighty unit
have been sold, and a number of local
people plan to build residences on
the property in the fall.
of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Bill Harris Given
Life Sentence For
Death Of Connor
Defense Enters Plea of Acces
sory For The Fact of Murder
Of First Degree
William "Bill" Harris, :18, a form
er WTA foreman, was sentenced "for
the rest of his natural life"- in the
state prison at Kaleigh, Tuesday by
Judge W. F. Harding, after Harris,
through his attorneys, had entered a
plea ot accessory for the fact of mur
der of first degree of Wiley Connor, a
Harris took the sentence calmly,
and afterwards greeted number of
A special venire of 100 men were in
the court room ready to be ca.led tor
jury servici', tin the case that would
have taken at least four days to try, it
was said by a numlHr of court olli
cinls. The court room wa filled to capaci
ty, with every seat taken, and over
100 standing at the four entrances
and down bv the walls.
Immediately after the case was
called, Solicitor John M. Queen,
G rover C. Davis, Judge Harding, and
the defense attorney, J. H. Morgan,
George Ward, A. T. Ward, and M. G.
Stamey,'. retired to the judge's, cham
bers, and held a.' conference for -I"
During the time they were out, the
1,000 spectators were held in sus,
pense as to what was going to hap
pen. .'There was much speculation as
to whether -the 'case would go to a
jury trial, or whether the solicitor
would accept a plea of any degree.
While the conference was being
held, Harris sat on the edge of a
table in the bar, and .'laughed and
talked with friends. At no time (lid
he appear worried, or show any signs
of being nervous until Solicitor
Queen began a brief review of the
facts in the case.
Mr. Morgan was the only one who
spoke for the defense. He said
that state witnesses had been iater
viewed, and that the evidence was
that Connor had approached Harris
in a threatening attitude at the time
of the fatal shooting. He also cited
the fact that Harris had' been drink
ing and was not the same tnan at the
time of the killing as he had been.
: Mr. Morgan was followed : by So
licitor Queen, who said he viewed
the Iwid.v of the deceased, and that
there were three bullet holes in and
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Mill Race Destroy
ed By 1 1 iff h Waters
The mill ace that: guides the creek
to the old McCracken mill, -located on
Bald Creek, in 1lie t 'rabtree .-e lion
of the. county, was destroyed by the
high waters Tuesday morning,
the race may be rebuilt, but as yet
plans regarding reconstruct ion have
not been completed. The mill i
owni'.f by P. -J, McCracken.
The old mill and its half-mile race
were biult many yearn ago by Hiram
Two Extra Police
men Added To Force
Two additional policemen, Ben
Bryson and Elmer Downs, have been
placed on the Waynesville polite
force recently, bringing the total
number to four. One of them will
be retained permanently, according
to ("hief Stringfield, and the other
only temporarily, since their duties
decreased somewhat with the '-'passing
of the primary elections.
Ben Bryson has taken over the n:ght
duty for the police department.
New Bridge Being
Built On Main St.
Work was started Monday morning
on a new bridge on North Main street,
at the Shelton Branch crossing. State
highway forces are doing the work,
wiuh about 10 prisoners from the
state camp at Hazel Wood doing the
The bridge has been in bad repair
for some time, and since the hard
freezes last winter the pavement on
one end has been gradually cracking
The street has been blocked, and
the entire bridge has been torn up.
New Traffic Light
Placed On Main St.
Waynesville's third traffic light was
installed this week, giving a light at
three consecutive blocks on Main
street. The new light la at the inter
section of Main and Miller street.
The light that wa at Main and
Academy streets hag been tc moved.
$1.00 IN ADVANCE IN COUNTY
Practically Every Line Shows
Material Increase Over Same
Period Iist Year
A survey completed this week by
The Mountaineer showed that busi
ness in general is far better than last
year this time, and that there are now
fifty per ecnt more tourists here
than at the same time last year. The
facts as gathered by this, paper are
conservative in every detail.
A close-'check' up with M. H.
Bowles, temporary secretary of the
Ohamber of Commerce, gave every
reason that there are fifty per
cent more summer visitors here now
!han were here last year this time.
Mr. Bowles, also produced correspon
dence that showed that August would
be a gmd month for those catering
to tourists, as a larger number of
' eservutions have already been made
.or next month here.
While the 19,'tti tourist business
will be far above that of 1935, it
will be short of the high mark set
in l'.l'Jtl by at least 15 per cent, ac
cording to Ernest I.. Withers, real
estate and insurance man. and form
er secretary of the Chamber of Com
merce.. The tourist business this year, ac
cording to several conservative esti
mates by business men, will reach
HOTELS FAIItl.Y WELL MIXED
For the most 'purl, the hotels of
the community are well tilled. While
all are not tilled to capacity, a general
report showed more riMim taken than
last year at this time.
IH S1NESS BETTER THAN 1929
One or two mercantile establish
incuts reported that 19!) (5 Imsim s was
better than the summer of -1929. The
summer of '29 was considered a high
peak in local business.
TRAIN TRAVEL INCREASED
J. G, Terrell, local railway agent,
reported that passenger business thus
far this season iK showing an increase
of !!() -per cent over last year. Tho
freight business has increased 25 per
cent and express is 20 per cent better,
lll'S Bl'KINESS . IMPROVED -
The local bus station checked over
the records for thus survey made by
The Mountaineer, and found bus
travel showing an increase of !!.'! per
cent over the same months of last
FILLING STATION BUSINESS BET-
An average of 25 per cent increase
was reported for the filling stations
in the community. Some reported
higher increases, ami some a little
less, but the average was 25 per cent.
The operators also reported that
more out-of-state., cats were being
WESTERN I'NION BUSINESS BET
TER The local office of Western .Union
Telegraph Company said' that busi
ness in that office was fifty -per cent
better than last year, as far as tour
ist messages were concerned.
MORE MAIL COMING IN
The Waynesville past oH e is hand
ling more pieces of mail per day than
were handled for the same period
last year. The revenue of the post
olli.ee, however, is behind $10.70 in
cash: receipts for- July as compared
with last year.
MORE HOTELS OPEN
There are several hotel in the
community that are open this year
that were closed all of last year. Also
one or two more boarding houses, it
MORE BANK DEPOSITS
The deposits in the First National
Bank showed an increase of $140,000
more this year than last.
BEST WEEK-IN FM.'U YEARS AT
Officials at Lake Junaluska are en
thused over the 1936 season, and re
ported "Monday' -that -last week was
the best week in four years. In ad
dition to the best week in four years,
they also reported that Monday over
2,000 people were on the grounds, and
one conference was in session with
over 300 in attendance.
With the season just about half
ove, everything points to one of
the bct in years certainly the best;
since the "good old days of 1928."
CREAMERY BUSINESS BETTER
WV R. Woodall, manager of West
ern Carolina Creamery, said yester
day that the business at the cream
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