The Waynesville Mountaineer
psjews Events of
MNE KILLED IN HURRICANE
v r, persons were killed and more
Vr',. Min of Droperty destroyed
tfcn ..:.. that hit parts ot
by a nu
"nJ A:i!i.'ablw itself out in Alabama. j
hur5 ' ird patrol boats were search- j
l'-. hin blown out of their .
mlV U RESTED FOR THREATEN-
INt; SHIRLEY TEMPLE ,
Powell, 16, of North Platte,
arrestea xms ween u
rr.::o-i, "- - , . f!,.
r ! 1 for writing: a ifturi m vjwiv
t Shirlev's father, stating: that. , Extensive plans art' Udng made
' IN' father paid the writer the for the first Farm Tour of the coun
t f ri Shirley would be kid-, ty, whieh will be hold in connection
J "'' Powell' is being held on a with the annual fanner's picnic ami
:?','.''. ,.f using: the mails to extort. get together meeting Thi year's
,r;':L' 1 ' meeting will be held at Finos I'nck
. together with County Agent VY. 1.
, tt,t. .hip-news reporters, hist Smith havo w-.rkel 'out a route of
n'crviewed John . D. Rckc" the tour, and also an interest inir pro
.lr.. after a five weeks trip gnm at j.im,s Cvt,vk wo.
he said. "I never saw as much whj,h wl!, ,,, ,on,p.Ml
v as I saw in England manv usim.s ,, n as well a
l:ked. to comment on tat" , fa, mers-of the .ounty. will h ave the
-ntly made by J. P. Morgan, (,ourt hou,0 at s.:!0 Vl- ck. and v:s,t
the government continued to tho folU)wi, , faims in the order
w Ice as much as it earned the; ,, p , i.0));ll(, ( ,- Francis.
u . u -1 . . ,
an iux-iuuca "u.u v....--,
1at,,i in thirty years he saw, i
.;. r,k he trace the fortunes a KOod:1hl, mo,.nilU!. whHdi .wji end a'
i(,,lty tune. Of course I know notn- ; Fiiuv Creek school.
jiC al. at that' j After . lui'ichnon. two of the spoak-
cl.nrilfv nwiTll era wilt "include II. A. Powers, -of the
M DDEN DEAIH J .1(jri(.ultu,.t, lyyion f TV A. an.l state
Wording -to statistics compiled forester U. V. (iiachei'. A part of
Week -by the National Safety program will also include singing
(Vnipcil. motor accidents in the United 1 contests by choirs and quartets of
vtat.'v 'killed 15,390 persons in the the county. The Farmers Federal ton
first six months of 1936. That is ' will give IS song books to the win-
-,nit or 3 per cent fewer than in the! nirig choir, and 12 to the second best.
wiTc-pondint,' period of 1935. De- Prizes will lie (riven to other groups of
the decrease for the full six : singers, also.
months perioa,. ine mouine oi amy
and June' this year produced more fa-.a'litie-
than in 1935. June had a
toUii ...'f .3.020, a rise; of 140.
.1 it - 1
IHSINKSS SHOWS UPWARD
Industrial activity advanced last
week from 94.2 per cent to 95.3 per
cent of normal, the highest level it
has reached in six years. Six years
.ago it stood at 74.6 per cent of
Steel niill operations last week had
increased, from 70,9 to 71 per-cent 'of
cajjacity. Automobiles decreased
from K',,H63 unite to 95,970, as com
pared with 69,415 a year ago.
Car loadings last week stood at
7;JUh;l the highest since October last
ytar. The present status is 22.7 per
Cent a ve last year.
I ARM INCOME RISING
With farm prices at the highest
srenera! level since 1930 as a .result
cf the protracted drought, market
analysis this week forecast that 193()
farm income might be the largest in
six years, barring further serious
erop losses. Farmers' income in the
fits: half of the year was $335,000,000
mater.. than a year ago, the govern
Hn; has estimated.
"KMI'CHATS PLAN BIG DRIVE
fAia:ently disturbed by reports
t the Republican gains in some of
tnc farming states, political strate-i-'ists
of the Democratic party are
p-omoting the idea of a Roosevelt-
;'--iKucuiiare committee to act .as
a i-pear head in an extension cam
paign to win the West to the Demo
cratic standard: .
I'UESIDENT SPEAKS AT QUEBEC
Prwjdent Roosevelt last week spoke
over an international radio ihook-up,
first time in history that a Pres
ent of the United States has talked
w the British empire by radio. In
,rJlh the President cited the
AW0 mile, unfortified United States-Unad-an
border as an example of
jrus.t and good will that could be cop
ied by other nations. .
DEMOCRATS BUY PAPER TO AID
vThe, democratic party has pur
ia5ed the Portland News, .one of the
iest newspapers in Maine, in an
nort t0 break the traditional Repub
lican on "the barometer state" of the
.nation. Norman W.: Baxter, member
w the.rtaff 0 the Democratic National
-mn::ttee, wiU edit the paper.
PENALTY FOR DRUNKEN DRIV
, A noticeable decrease in drunken
'T'nBJIn Louisville, Ky., has been
ported since a Kentucky court up-
"If .sentence of nine days in jail
B; ' aVne of nineteen dollars, a pen
t:L that cannot be appealed to a
Wfr court, for drunken drivers. Thsi
wi once and fine have been imposed
" approximately 100 drivers since
' court decision was rendered.
ir.?rU u" cash prices were be
Fertr. I- w?dnesday by the Farmers
("h i- here: .
dtZll' hfvy weight hens .... IS
Snd wool, pound 82c
Published In The County Seat of Haywood County
VOL. XLVIII NO. 32
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Be Held 14th. Fines
Creek To Be Host
plans Arp Bei Mad por j e
Ha v wood Fridav Week
on Friday, August 11th.
The Farmers Fedaration. working
, Fi'i-truson. Kohnt Howell, aim
Wri.ht. All "of these will bo
.. . i:.. ( 1.
After the program at nmy i m-or.
the farm tour will continue, visiting
the farm of Charles Mcfra-y, Clenn
f I'niiiier .Toll n Hoirers. A. .1, Mc-
Cracken, John Allen, H. A. Osborne,
and Weaver Cathey.
Plans are underway to get the
Rotary Club here to make the tour as
a "body, together with many other
W. 1). Smith in discussing the tour
said: "This is an opportunity for
everv citizen t0 get acquainted with
the-' efforts that are being made to
bring about a bettor agricultural and
better rural life in Haywood county.
Annual Quilt Show
Will Be Held Here
Friday, August 14
NumlxT of Cash Prizes Heing
Offered Hv The Woman's
Club Sponsor Of Show
With the increasing popularity
throughout the country in the .develop
ment of handicraft industries, both as
organized groups and as work done
in the homes, the annual quilt show
sponsored bv the Woman's Club claims
the interest not only of the local peo
ple, but afcoof the xisitors m town,
The show will be staged the
new Miusie building adjoining the
Park Theatre, on Friday, August the
14th. and gives promise of being one
of the best displays of its kind eve.!
Those in charge ol arrannco.e ,
are urging, as they did last year the
entry of various t.vws. of
and handicrafts not included in
prize list, for which blue nbbotvs w.l.
: The following prizes will be f'ven
to the articles as Us ed: I'wtt'Wt
old quilt. $2.00; prettiest new quilt,
$2 00; prettiest old woven coverlet,
$1 00; prettiest old spread 12.00; pret
tiest neV p.ad, $.2.00 ; prettiest qu.lt
ton $1.00; prettiest afghan, $1.00
prettiest hooked rug, $1.00 prettiest
knitted suit. $1.00. .
In charge Of the show will be Mrs.
Jame W. Killian, as chairman and
k. Qru.n,K.Mrs. Jerry , ;C6Ik,tU
Mrs. Grover Davis, and Mrs, Frank
Ferguson. -' . ' , '
In TaxesLast Mo.
Tax co'.latio'nTby W. H. McC rack
en tax supervisor and 1 collector for
Havwood countv, for the paot month
SeToVer $21,000. Mr. McCrackenn
his monthly detailed report to the
commissioners, showed that back col
lections' as far back as 1927 had been
"Sections for the month of
we as follows: 1927, 2.00;1W8,
$2 00; 1929, $9.53r 1930 364 51 ;
1011 s??! 43- 1932. $4i9.;6 19..
$S3845Sf 1934 $1,193.56; .1935,
$14,326.00; and 1936, $2,68o.28.
The collections for July totaled
The Belle Meade property contin
rocn increase in sale6. This
week Mr. and Mns. T. J, Swendall, of.
Jacksonville r .a nav m-un. Hill of Unionville, S.C.. and one sis
area and plan the erection of a home ,u- M ie stooksbury, of Clin
in the near future. i, Term. .
ll if - - f -uti-t ami" t nifv -rr 'i 1 1 "
MISS WW It I I.
Miw Km, plnveil lilt- pail ol'
" I lie ii ciii Marv" In ll:to ami
lll.tl in Oheraiiiniei'aii. llawiria.
On Passion Play To
Be Given At Lake
Miss Anny Kulz, Who I'layed
l'arl Of The Virgin Mary
Al Olieranimerjjau For
The Junaluska Woman's Club will
present the notfd Havariali girl, Anny
Hutz. in an illustrated lecture on the
Paces ion Play Saturday evening, Au
gust 8. "Miss .Rutz,' who: has twice
played the role of the Virgin .Mary in
the great Scriptural Classic, was first
chosen for the part in 1930, the timo
of the regular - performance - at one
of the ten periods. She wag 'also se
lected for the part in 1934, when a
special 'performance was given to
celebrate the 300th anniversary of the
inauguration of the Passion Play at
Obei ammergau. She is .said to be
the only person who has ever been
chosen twice to play the part of the
Mother of .lesuls, leading w-oinan's
role of the Passion Play.
Anny is a typicol Bavarian beauty,
with fair hair that reaches far bidow
hfr waist when she lets it down,
lovely gray-green eyes that sometimes
turn to blue, and a rather large 'mo
bile mouth. She is still in her twen
ties and speaks English with pra
ti ally no accent. For the past sev
eral weeks' she has been the guest, of
Miss Ethel MeCoy, .-head of Camp Ju
naluska for Girls. She ha,s Iteen in
the states .since .'.September of last
year, and spent 'several- months as a
s'cial student at Rollins College.
Winter Ilaven, Fla.
A- rising tide of interest, in "Wo
man's Club Night," at Junaluska ha,j
been evident, eve-r -since the announce
ment that Anny Rutz. would give- her
famous lecture, describing .scenes' and
actors of the play, and showing col
ored slides descriptive of the country
anil customs of ' Oberammergau. the
little Mavarian village which is d(Hli-
cated to the production of the Passion
Play every ten years.
The usual gate admission of 25
cent will be -.charged to persons not
holding assembly tickets. The ap
proaching event promises to be one of
the most notable programs ever stag
ed in Stuart Auditorium and a banner
attendance V expected.
Last Rites Held For
Charles Roberts, 68,
On La st Saturday
Funeral services were held on Sat
urday at the home of George G.Gar
rett, for Charles Roberts, 68, who
died at his home on Big Creek. Cata
loochee townfihip, at 1:15 o'clock Fri
day morning. The Rev. O. C. Ian
driim, pastor of the Hazelwood Pres
byterian church officiated. Interment
was in the Garrett family cemetery.
Pallbearers were: Kelly Fish.
George Fish, Robert Fish, Frank R.
Roberts, Garrett Howell, Sam Garrett,
and Charles Garrett.
Mr. Roberts resided in the Big
Creek section near Waterville, for
forty years. He was the son of the
late "'Robert King Roberts, of Crabtree
township, a veteran of the War Be
tween the States.
Mr. Roberts was prominent in the
community life of his section, having
served as a justice pi the peace lor
twenty-five . years, as postmaster for
eight years and for several years a
member of the school committee of
Waterville. He was aLso active in the
Mt. Sterling Presbyterian church, of
which he had been a member for some
time. : .', ' . :-
Surviving are his widow; four
daughters, Mrs. May Love, Mrs. Ruth
Capps, and Miss Mattie Roberts, of
Mt. Sterling, and Mrs. George Lou
At The Eastern Entrance
WAYNESVILLE, N. C, THURSDAY, AUGUST 6, 1936
Mass Meeting On v
Junaluska Debt Is
Called For Aug. 12
County-Wide Mass Meeting Will
Be Held In Effort To liaise
Funds On $105,000 Debt
In an effort to secure funds for
the Save Junaluska Campaign, a
ouiity-wide mass -meeting has been
called for Wednesday night, August
lL'th, at the court limine. The meet
ing was called after officials of -the
Waynesville Chamber of Commerce
and James Atkins, general siiH'r
intendent and receiver of the South
ern Methodist Assembly met yester
Mr. Atkins announced after the
conference that l'r. W. A. Ijimlict.li,
of High Point, who i general direc
tor 'f the campaign, would be one f
the priniepal speakers at the meeting.
It was also learned yesterday from
Mr. Alkiins, that $.'i0',0(H) bad been
repotted, .subsi rilied t,o the fund of
If 1115.0011, which niti-d be in hand to
pay on August 15th to the holders of
the first mortgage. This .'.date was
set several months ago by Judge John
Charles E. Hay, Jr., president of
the Chamber of Commerce, stated
that he Wetild appoint a committee
today to handle- -the" 'details of the
Mr. Atkins is contacting - each
. lunch of every di'itonruat ioli in the
county in regards to the meeting next
While lenders in the campaign are
optimistic over raising the $105,000,
they also feel that there is no time
to lose in seeing that every cent is
in hand by the date-set by the court.
The board, of ..directors of the
Clia.iiilM'r of Commerce in a. -meeting
the past week patssed the following
resolution regarding the Save Juna
He it retsolved by the Board of
Directors 0f the Chamber of Com
merce that the citizens and '-business
firms of Waynesville and Hazelwood
take definite action to aid Lake Ju
naluska in the drive for $105,000.
We recognize I jike Junaluska as an
interglal part of the community.
Commercially, Lake junaluska means
thousands of dollars to the me-chants
of this section; as a tourist attrac
tion it is nine of our greatest assets.
We earnestly: request that the. citi
zens of Waynesville and Hazelwood
recognize the value and need of
Lake Junaluska and that they con
tribute 'liberally to this cause, either
through the Waynesville' Methodist
church, the ('handier of Commerce
op as individuals.
('baric Hav. 1.. M. Kieheson, E. J.
Hyatt, !,. N. Davis; W L. Hni-din, Jr.,
(iuy Massie, E. L. Wilher.s. Ralph
Prevost, C. N. Allen, W.Curtis lyiiss.
Gypsies Get Money
From 2 Haywood
Men At Balsam
Sheriff Finds Too Many Children
In (iypsie Families To Lodc
Them In Jail
Last Saturday, the tdici iff s de
pai tment, hele had a dist re.s call, that
two Haywood county men had been
robbed on Highway No. 10 by some
gypsies, near Barber's Orchard, and
that the gypsies were headed to
The alleged robbers were stopped,
and arrested in Sylva, and when liob
ert V. Welch went to the Jackson
county capitol, acompanied by the
two who claimed to have been robbed,
he found true enough the gypsies
there. In fact there were two fam
ilies with "many, many children run
ning around," using the words of the
Mr. Welch saw right off that he
Hid not want ten Or fifteen small chil
dren on his hand, at the jail while the
parents were lodged in jail awaiting
trial, so he called the two Haywood
men and found that they had made
a deal with the gypsies for "healing
theim." The gypsies claiming to be
healers, had gotten a dollar from one
man and eight dollars from the other,
and according to evidence,-: had not
The two men got their money back,
and Mr. Welch heaved a sigh of re
lief when he found that the fifteen
little gypsy children would not be in
his care for the next few weeks. ,
Cars From 25 States
Counted In Park
All persons going into the Great
Smoky Mountains Park area, report
the continuance of heavy travel.
According to Zeb Rogers, clerk at
the Hotel LeFaine, who took a party
into the park during the week, in the
hundreds of cars observed on the trip
from Newfound Gap to the Cherokee
Indian Reservation, he counted tags
from twenty-five states.
' '.'-:'-' '.'.. ''
of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
i: MM it i'iti:si(i
Preston To Direct
Comic Opera Aug.
15 At L. .Junaluska
150 People In Casl. Fiahorate
Plans Made For I resent a-..
''lion of "II. M. S. Finafore"
With Evalldcr Preston, of Waynes
ville, wielding- the balon, the ( Sillier!
and Sullivan comic opera. 'Pinafore,'''
p: ogramined as the outstanding
event of the 19i!(i season at Lake Ju
naluska Methixlist Assembly,
The fiinious naut ical classic will be
singed in Stuart Auditorium, Satur
day evening, August 15, with a cast
of approximately 150 pei-sons, incliuk
ing the Waynesville Choral Club, as
sin ted by New College Community and
Junaluska singers, and guest, artists
from Atlanta, (la. The Western
North Carolina Symphony Omu party
will serve as supporting or. liestra.
In. addition to the excellent singing
which . is assuied, elaborate staging
will add Uj the effectivemns of the
production. Mr. .Pn-st-on . will., tw as
sisted in ,.tage lirection by Miss
Rotsy Ine Quinlan, of Waynesville.
According to Mr. Preston, elalwirate
plans are lieing developed to build .
M. S. Pinafore as authentically as
possible. The sbiji will measure
about seventy-live feet, from how
to stern. The backdrop, vvhich is be
ing p'aintefl by Louise 'St'ringfield, of
Waynesville, will show - Portsmouth
in -the -distance; A lii'lu house with
(Continued oli Hack Page)
Elda Vettori Will
Give Concert Here
On Thursday Week
Noted Opera Singer To (Jive
Concei t For Henelit Of Way
The memebers of t he Way lies v i.'Ii
Public Library board will sponsor a
concert, by Klda . V'etteri. dramatic
soprano,.' of the Metropolitan Opera
Company, of New York Cii y. on next
Thursday evening August the 13th.
in the auditorium of the McthKlist
This is Miss Vettori's .second ap
pearance, here, and the announcement
has been received with keen antici
pation by those who heard her last
year. It is a rare opportunity to
have such an artist make an rppear
ance in a town of this size. Miss
Vettori is spending several weeks in
Asheville as the guest of friends, and'
it was through Clyde H, Ray, Jr., that
the arrangements were made for the
concert to be given here.
Miss Vettori, though born in Venice,
Italy, was brought to this country
as an infant by her parents and
proudly regards herself as an Ameri
can artist. For the past eight years
she has been an important member of
the Metropolitan Opera Company, of
New York, ; singing leading roles in
many operas. She has supplemented
this with as many concert engage
ments as her operatic activities per
mit.. Her career and rise to fame in the
mueical world is of exceptional inter
est She was trimming hats in a St.
Loui.s milinery shop and singing in
a little church when her voice at
tracted attention and she was invited
to join the local St. Louis Opera
Company. Her success was so mark
ed that it was but a short time be
fore her name was added to the
golden roster at the Metropolitan,
where she made her debut as San
tuzza in "Cavalleria , Rusticana."
Her Madonna-like type of beauty is
loffset by a colorful and dynamic per
sonality that instantly wins the at
tention of her audiences.
Tickets are now on sale and a
large audience is expected for both
the merit of the concert and the
worthy cause of the Waynesville Pub
lic Library. ,
$1.00 IN ADVANCE IN COUNTY
Board Adopts Plan
To Provide $30,000
For Hospital Wing
Deht Service Fund Kate (Jiven
Hi? Slash Hy Commissioners
In Session Wednesday
A tax rate of $1.0ti for Haywood'
county was adopted by the board of
commissioners in M.ssion here late
Wednesday afternoon. The new rate
is twenty-five cents lower than the
1935 rate, which was $l.:il. The new
rate is. based on a valuation of $22,
500,000. The cut f twenty-live cents came a.s
a surprise to even members of the
boat d. A ,ut f l.'t cents had been
expected, but it was net until the
session here yesterday afternoon that
.1 wa.s found that a 25 cent reduction
teuld be made.
I he big i edui-t ion
( ami' on the
debt service fund. It
by a me ni Ivor of the
was ex ilained
hoard to this
pa pei-,. i nai uie Hoard -anticipates col.
led ing about. !f;iti,000 from the bond
in companies involved in ;hc al
leged, tax shortage of several years
ago wlnul J. C. Welch was tax col
lector. This ,f.'til,0(l(l will be applied to
the debt service fund, it was ex
plaiiK'd, and for this reason, the rate
for debt service could lie lowcivd.
lust, the rate Uw each fund could
.not he learned la.-t night , as I hey""
had been turned over to T. ,1. t'athey,
auditor. It was leannd from a mem
ber of the board that, the hospital
fund had bi'eli cut'one cent under last
year.' and also a cut had been made
oil the buililmg .fund. A cotttp4rrn
slaleme.nl of-The budget will be iven
next w eek.
At Hospital Would
Give 10? More Room
The board while in session yester
day afternoon, discussed at length
the advisability of making available
$30,000 to apply on a $J5,0(M) addi
tion to the Haywood: County Hospital
At vesterdav's jM's.siin 4ti.,-,i r.,,.'.
(numbers, present. Thne of these
vw.i air uif acioiiion, and two votes
were cast againnt.
It was learned from numbers of
the iHiard, that the two member that
were absent were expected to kill each
other's vote, with one voting for the
proposition and one against.
The motion as carried yesterday,
states that the county is to provide
$30,000 for tile nionos...! !'-, Olio l..,;l.l
inir. ll is exoeeted l.li:il llwi tl'b !.'.,
- w . - - - iii, i uni- en
dowment vituld piio.vide- the remain
It . wa.s learned from lupital offi
cials last night that there were HO
patients; in the hospital yesterday.
This was two les.s than wore there on
Saturday. The normal capacity of
t he. hospital iH 05 Iwds.
1'he new proiiosed addition will provide-
forty per i nt more space and
bring the rapacity to 100 beds, which
in considered a .standardized hospital:
, The addition to- the hospital would
be a winir buili from (he t,,.t ..r ,u..
present . building, ' extending towards
the nurse's.' home. The new wing
Would make the building. j a "T '
The board of commisioners orlefcd
the county attorney and the county
auditor to investigate the most .logical.-
means-- of financing the $30,000,
and to report to the board as soon as
William Hannah county attorney,
and T. J. Cathey is auditor.
Town Office Moves
To Fire Department
The offices of the city government,
which have formerly been in the Ma
sonic Temple, have been moved to
the building occupied by the fire de
partment. The reason given for the
combination of the two department
in the one building, by those in au
thority, is for the purpose of cut
ting down on rentals.
The hiking club is planning an un
usually good hike this week to White.
Rock, in the eastern end of the Smoky
: The cars will leave from Alexand
er s 'Drug Store at 9:00 a. m., Sunday
70'7!!,n& AuKust 9. and will drive b'v
2S4 to Davenport Gap. The hike will
be 8 miles by good trails.
-'- Max ' , Min
Wednesday 89 65
Thursday 70 54
Friday 64 64
Saturday 74 53
Sunday 84 69
Monday - 86 59
Tuesday 84 ' 56
W. D. Smith, offieil lsrver.