The Wayne sville
flews Events of
,.mA ON DEATH ROW AT
slX STATE PRISON
u Aified Duckett, sentenced to.
,u :r me gas chamber lor nrsi
" r. i ier, at the Jury term oi
"'p.-h'.'-. net' superior court, was
" i to the "death row' at
PoLuio-li thp total nuni-
? ,,',, r-(.ns in the death house,
jU:a;t;r, iM'.ution, Teamed sixteen.
CHFFIF KSTA BUSHES DICTA
John Metaxas, of Greece
h .,v;f dictator last weeK in
.,ri t., toD an impending com
i,,n ,t A volt, believed to be about to
strike which labor
,l,.j have ihsubbwu
wrt 'avs one- emuiisi""K ""'
ami the other providing
r , n im'oiy arbitration of labor
Metaxas dismissed sev
; members and closed all
i travel. Bloodshed was
WORST IN NATION'S
The iHi-nt drought is the worst
; the v.r inn's history, according to
t K K ncre. ci-od expert for the
( mi) i.i struction in forty Iowa
count :c.s".-.s almost complete and four
other mid -.western states have been
'hard hit by the drought, according
to the report. The situation in the
'South,' (..a the other hand is brighter,
due to tlir recent rains,.
Relief measures extended to the
drought aieas include plans to care
for as many , as 125,000 families and
the reduction 0f freight rates into the
.;ate- hardest hit by the dry weather.
Bl; RIM.' THOMPSON - TO RUN
"Big Hill" Thompson, three times
mayor of Chicago, has announced
that he will run for governor of Illi
nois on the Lemke-Townsend ticket.
Declaring that "I'm going to an
nounce a platform that will curl their
hair," "Dig Bill" predicted that he
will get 500,000 votes in the Novem
L()ST CITY DISCOVERED
News from Singapore, China, this
week, reported the discovery of the
lost city of Yong Peng, located in
the British protected state of Johore,
in the midst of the Malayan jungle,
and inhabited by 5,000 Chinese, The
city had been there ten years without
being known. The inhabitants were
operaf inn rubber farms on the 10,000
acree in luded in the city.
TWO SECRET SERVICE MEN
Two secret service .officials, Assist
ant Secret Chief Joseph E, Murphy
and (l ady Boatwright, formerly in
charpe of the St. Paul bureau, were
demoted ine grade last week by Sec
retary of the Treasury on a charge
oftakin- it upon themseltes "to in
vestigate activities of the federal
bureau of investigation in connection
with the shooting of John Dillinger."
81,000 IN COUNTERFEIT GOLD
Aleck Krunuck's dream of wealth
faded last week when a secret man in
formed .him that the $1,040 in gold
coin he had found floating in the
river near New York city were coun
terfeit. The coins, which were point
ed out by a Chinese laboTor, were
. rescued by Krunuck and turned over
'to the police, ''and would have become
Krunuck's property if unclaimed after
six months. ': .' '
REPl BI ICANS PREDICT LANDON
"ILL CARRY N. C. IN NOVEMBER
Governor Alf M. Landon will carry
ivorth Carolina in the November
flections, according to predictions
made at a Republican rally last week
Charlotte. Republican speakers
said Rho that Republican candidates
ukj also carry this state for : .the
mcef of governor and senator.
f ClRE FOR ONION SMELL
wT,e. '-only way to prevent onion
ed is not to eat them," was the
wport, of Dr. M. A. Blankenhorn and
p' American Medical Association
r several months
wperiniented in an effort to find
wmethir.e that wUl kill the scent of
(nccfui . effo6 were un
GIVEN "26 MONTHS
. DROWNING BOY
Justice of the Peace Homer Bene
on l;P.a.rcd the life of the dog. Idaho,
;, ,,'' 'last week charged with drown
' Maxwell Breeze, 14, of Brock
Ze 'f 4W York but sentenced the
. s to yf months confinement. Law
iers rcpi-esonted both sides of the
Fedpl'? wfdnesday by the Farmers
Chffi 5Cavy weiht' hens 12c
fJni f fy8 . ............. 12C
UDwhed wool, pound
Published In The County Seat of Haywood County
VOL. XLVIII NO. 33
Comic Opera At Lake
Saturday Night Will
Mark Reasons Peak
H. M. S. Pinafore" Will He lre
sented To What Looms To
Be A Capacity Crowd
Marking the peak of the l;t;M sea
son, that rollicking, nautical comic
opera. "H. M. S. Pinafore," U sched
uled as an outstanding attraction
heie on the evening of ugu.--t 15,
presented under the auspices of the
Junaluska A Si'embly, by the Waynes
ville Choral Club in co-operation with
New College Community and Junalus
ka singers, and additional guest ar
tists; and accompanied by the North
Caio'ina Symphony Orchestra,
Evander Preston, of Waynesville,
will direct the performance which
will set forth in musi.al score, the
fortune and misfortunes which be
fell the "lass that loved a sailor," on
board the immaculate ship "H. M. S.
Pinafore," the "pride and joy of the
Joseph DeNardo, will conduct the
orchestral .support. The realistic
scenery now being installed was
painted by Louise Stringlield, of
Waynesville, and. other Waynesville
artist will assist Mr. Preston in
staging the big east of more than
100 performers. Assi-tants to tin
director are Betsy Lane Quinlan, Mar
garet Walker, Olive Ciecn and Thom
as Spurlock, of Waynesville, while
much of the success of the perform,
ance will doubtless be due to the work
of Phebe Preston, rehearsal ..accom
panist, Ernest L. Withers,' of Waynes
ville, is announced as 'house manager.
Cast 'of characters in order of their
(Continued on Lake Junaluska Page)
Last Rites For Mrs.
Albert Howell, 71,
Held Last Friday
Last, rite,! 'were held' Friday morn
ing for Mrs. Albert Howell. 71. who
passed away at her home on Jona
than s Creek early Wednesday fol
lowing an illness of one week.
The funeral services were held at
the Dellwood Baptist .church, and bur
ial was made at the Dellwood ceme
tery. The services were conducted
by Key. R. P. McCracken and Kov.
Mr. Gaddis, of Waynesville.
Mrs. Howell had been in ill health
for several months, but was only taken
sick about a week prior to her death.
She moved to this county when she
was ) years old. Mic married .Mr.
Howell on Anril 1", 1HK1. The couple
have lived in various sections of the
county ever .since their marriage.
The deceased is survived by her
huslvnd, a prominent' farmer of Jon
athan's Creek, -.and ' 'nine children,
Mack, Jerry, Rufus, Mrs. Glenn Ed
wards and Miss Ora Howell, of Hell
wood Mrs. John Allison, of Whither;
Mrs. A. E. Caldwell, of Waynesville;
Mrs. Reuben Moody, of Waynesville,
and Mrs. Aster Wells, of Winston
Salem. Pallbearers were: Demas Caldwell,
Fred Howell, Charlie Moody, Ralph
Allison, Wilson Howell; and Harry
Golf Tournament To
Get Underway Sat.
Golfers will begin qualifying Sat
urday and Sunday for . the annual
golf 'tournament at the Waynesville
Country Club, it 'was announcty.l yes
terday by J. M. Long, owner and man
ager. Tournaments will be held for
both men and women.
Along with the announcement, came
the newg that Jack Toomer, pro ; at
the course, broke the course record
Tuesday when he turned in a score of
64. The former course record being
66. Par on the course is 72: Mr.
Toomer made 31 on the first nine holes,
and 33 on the second.
Between 75 and 100 golfers play
each day on the course, and large
numbers have told the management
that the fairways are the bs'st in the
state, and the greens among the .-best.
Last winter Mr. Long spent about
$1,500 on the greens. :
Delinquent taxes for Haywood coun
ty the town of Waynesville and the
town of Hazelwood, are being adver
tised in this issue of the paper, and
will be sold on the first Monday in
The number of names in each of the .
three lists is just about one-third the
tnumber printed in 1935. .. .
Collections of taxes nunng u.b
few weeks have been somewhat higher
than usual because of the fact that
the list were being prepared for ad
vertising. Woodmen To Unveil
The local Woodmen will unveil the
monument to the late Captain J.
Hannah, at three o'clock, on Sunday
afteCn, in Green Hill ftery
All Woodmen are urged to be pres
ent and the public is invited to at
PARK VISITED BY
107,000 IN JULY
Estimated travel to Great
Smoky Mountains National Park
for July, was lOti.otiO. A traffic
count taken at one of the six
entianoes to the park resulted in
a count of L'6,45 automobiles
canying 88,884 people. Estimat
ing that 20 per cent additional
people came into the park at the
other entran.es, a total travel
figure of lOo.dtiO is estimated, an
increase of 24.fi per cent over
Automobiles from 45 states,
the District of Columbia, Canada,
Canal one, and Mexico were
counted, w ith 82 per cent of visi
tors being t.om states other than
Tennessee and North Carolina
Schools Of Way
nesville District To
Open September 1
Superintendent llowles Streesses
Importance Of Students En
rolling On Dates Set
The -cliools in the W'avnesville ,lis-
jtrict will begin the I tKici-.'IT school
" im on i uesoay, epiemoer lust, ac
coidmg t M- H Bowles, .superin
tendent. In a formal statement yesterday,
Mr. Bowles urged that parents enroll
their children on the first day. of
school and to furnish them with the
necessary text books, and .working
materials as soon thereafter as possi
ble. Mr. Bowles said that eUynentary
textbooks and most of the high school
textbooks may be bought or rented
through the class ronl teacher.
The new Junior High school building
will not be completed in time to per
fect the organization at the opening
of the school term. The seventh
grades -will Ih organized in the follow
ing schools: Rock Hill, Lake Junaluska.
East Waynesville, Central Elementary
and Hazel wood. School officials plan
to move the seventh grades into the
new building and to organize the
Junior High school by October 1st.
Teachers who have Imh'H appointed
to a teaching position in Waynesville
district, will meet in the high .school
auditorium Monday,' August ,'J, at
Bus drivers' will, report to the coun
ty garage on the high school campus
Friday. August 28, to get the bus as
signed for the 1 '.tHO-I!t,'i7 term.
High school students are : requested
to report to the high .school building
for a final check up on registration on
the following" dates:--
Seniors, August 25th.
Juniors, August 2(ith.
Sophomores, August 27th.
Freshmen, August 2Hth.
Music Teacher Of
45 Years Ago, Back
In Town This Week
Mis. '.Elisha Norvell, of -Uockwood,
Texas, who taught, music in Waynes
ville forty-live years ago, is in town
this week renewing old acquaintances.
She, with her niece, Miss Ira Sprinkle,
of Marion, V'a,, are guests at the
Mrs. Norvell was the former Irene
Barton, daughter of Uev. R. T. Barton,
Methodist minister, who was for sev
eral, years the head of the F'ranklin
district school, which was located on
the hill which is now .Green' Hill cem
etery, where many of the older gon
eration in town learned their A. 13, C.'s.
She states that , among her music
pupils were: F'annie F'erguson, (Mrs.
I. J, Rolx'son), the late Jessie Rogers,
the late Mary Love Stringfield Wul-
berh the late Milas Davi.s, and Gorrie
Davis, (Mrs. W. L. Matney . Other
friends she was trying to locate,
were, Minnie Shelton, (Mnt. Chas.-E.
Ray), Marietta Welch, (Mrs. J. H.
Way), and Emma Smathers, (Mrs.
After -teaching' here, Mrs. Norvell
says, she moved away, but returned to
Waynesville as the bride of Mr. Elisha
Norvell, who ran the National Hotel,
now the Dunham House, said to be
the oldest building on Main street. In
1886 she, with her husband, moved to
Rockwood, Texas, where she has j
Visits Club Here
Dr. Sam Earle,, district governor
of Rotary, was the speaker at the
Erjday meeting here, at which time
fourteen visitors were present from
six states. ..
The district governor went ipto
detail about the plans of Rotary, and
what was accomplished by the 4,000
clubs all over the world last year.
He pointed out what was being done
by the organization towards estab
lishing world peace, and the promi
nent part that Rotary had already
played in countries where war had
ON A BUYING TRIP
Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Massie left here
Sunday for a ten-day buying trip in
New York. Fall merchandise will be
bought for the Massie's Department
Store here and ako Canton.
At The Eastern Entrance
WAYNESVILLE, N. C, THURSDAY, AUGUST 13, 1936
BUYS MAIN STREET LOT
v. t. sni:in
Number Pieces Of
Real Estate Sold
At Auction Tues.
V. T. Shelton lUiys Main Street
Property. Will Begin New
Building 'At Early Date
Real.' estate of 'Vei-y description
was sold in this coiiimunity Tuesday,
when the first land auction sale in
many years was held.
The one outstanding sale, wa 'i'i 'a
fee( on Main street, belonging to the
C. W. Miller estate, which was bid
in by W. T. Shelton for $3,150 which
averages about $1M5 per trout foot
Mr. Shelton told The Mountaineer
yesterday that he planned to tear
down the woollen bunding which is
said to be the oldest business building
in Waynesville. While plan have
not been definitely made as to tJie
building that will be erected, Mr
Shelton sai) it would he modern in
every -'respect. He has already had
several people approach him in re
gard to the building. Actual work
will not start until the summer
crowds leave," Mr. Shelton said. "1
don't want to block the sidewalk wh.il
the town is full of visitors."-'
According to those in charge of the
auction sale, it was a su cess, an. I
plans ur' underway to hold similar
sales here within the near future.
All saliv had not been recorded
yesterday of the lots sold from the
Sloan property, One .official of tho
sale repoited that iR'tween $3,500 and
$5,000 in-lots' were sold. One syndi
cate, coniMsed of J. M. Long, T. B.
Medford and .1. M. Massie bought six
of the hits. They hud no statement
to make regarding the property ex
Copt to say that houses would proo
ably be built on the lots. Other buy
ers indicated they would build at
an early (late.
Several tracts jf .the Harrv Liner
property was -sold, and one buyer
said he was beginning a bungalow
soon. There is a possibility that oth
er homes will be built on some of the
other tracts that were sold. .
2 Escape Injury As
Milk Truck Crashes
Two creamery workmen -narrowly
escaped serious injury last week v. hen
the milk truck which they were driv
ing turned over this side of Balsam.
The truck was completely -demolished,
and practically all of the. eight crates
of bottles broken.
The two occupants escaped with one
having a small scratch on Ms : arm
and the other had a slight cjt on his
No attempt was made to repair
the truck. V
Red Cross Meeting
Will Be Held 17th
Rev. H. W. Baucom, chairman of
the Haywood chapter of the Red
Cross, announced this week that the
annual meeting of the organization!
would be held on Monday, August I
17th, at 8 o'clock, in the Welch Sun-1
day school building of the First Bap-
Mrs. Sprinkle, district supervisor,
will be present, and officers for the
year will be elected.
James Reeves. 27,
Last rites were conducted for James
Thomas Reeves, 27, at 11 o'clock Wed
nesday morning, from the home of his
brother, Albert Reeves, in East Way
nesville. Rev. H. W. Baucom and
Rev. A. C. Arrington officiated, and
interment was in Green Hill cemetery.
Pallbearers were: John Boyd, Lee
Gordon, Henry Miller, Spauldon Un
derwood, Paul Young and L. A. Young.
Mr. Reeves was the son of the late
Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Reeves. Fie
died on Monday evening at 8 o'clock
at the home of his brother, Albert
Reeves, after an illness of a few days.
Surviving are three brothers, Albert,
Gilbert, and Scott, and one sister, Mrs.
Leonard Hampton, all of Waynesville.
s 1 7
of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Officials Confident of Sav
ing Lake Junaluska 15th
Large Number To
Officials Predict At Least 20
Cars Will Leave Here. Pro
gram At Fines Creek
Fifteen to twentv cars are exnect-
. ed to leave here at 8:30 o'clock Fri
day monng on the first annual farm
tour of this county, which is being
staged in connection with the 'farm
er's picni.e and get-together meeting
at Fines ( reek, w hich is sponsored by
the Farmers F'edo-ation in co-operation
with the county agent's office.
W. I. Smith said Wednesday that
loport.s indicated that at least 20
cars would leave here and would lie
joined by others en route to Fines
The farms that will bo visited in
the .morning tour will include F. L.
Leopard, C, C. Francis, Flail Fergu
son; KoIkii Howell, and Ben Wright.
Plans are t arrive at F'ines I'nTk at
11:30, and have a short, program be
fore lunch. Those who desire, will
take baskets, and those: who prefer
can get lunch f ro.ni the P. T. A. at a
George A. Brown, Jr., local mana
ger of the Farmers Federation, said
yesterday that transportation would
lie furnished; by him to any farmers
who could not find any way to make
t be trip,
Mr.'. Smith wiv in the F'ines Creek
Community Wednesday and reported
much enthusia.sm about the meeting
After lunch, a short program will
lie given ( the school. Among the
speakers will be. Mr. Graeber, stale
forester,. Mr. Rat Hili, of TV A, Mr.
Milchinor, J. G. K. McClure and Mr,
One interesting phase of the pro
gram will be a singing contest between
choirs and groups. ''The. Farmers Fed
eration is offering .special prizes to
the winners. Hawkins B. Freeman; in
local county chairman of this phase
of the program.
The farm tour will continue after
the program, and wilt include a visit
to 1 he lollowing farms: ( hares fllc
Crary, Glenn C. Palmer, John Rogers,
A. J. McCracken. John Allen, II. A.
Osborne,, and Weaver Cnthey.
It is expected thai the motorcade
will arrive back here hi fore dark,
and will cover between fio-rty and
Opera Singer To
Give Concert To
night For Library
Interest continues to grow in the
concert, .to ! given tonight by Ehla
Vrettori, ilramatie soprano, of the
Mctropolita Opera Company, which is
being sponsored, by the board of direc-t.o:-s
of the .. Waynesville Public . Li
brary. The concert will be given; in
the Central Fkdementary school and
will begin at 8:30 o'clock.
Miss . Vettori will be accompanied
at the piano by William II. Zimmer
man, Jr., welt known pianist of Ashe
ville..' The program numbers, which have
been selected with great care by the
artjst, represent a wide range of
selections that will please all 'groups.
The last numbers on the program are
being sung at the request of friends.
The- proceeds from the concert Will
be used to buy some much needed
books for the library. Many of the
standard works, which have been in
use for years, need replacing, and
those in charge are urging the public
to respond to this need in their at
tendance at the concert tonight.
Local Esso Dealers
Are Taking Part
In $15,000 Contest
Esso dealers in this community,
will in a laTge advertisement next
week, give details of free awards
amounting to $15,500 that will be
awarded in a contest that is being
staged by them and Standard Oil
Officials of the company were here
yesterday making the plans, and com
plete details will be announced next
week in this paper.
Mrs Fred Carey and her two sons,
who have been the gue.sts of the form
er's mother, Mrs. Margaret Moody,
have returned to their home in Hart
ALLEN TO TEACH
W. C. Allen will teach the Citizens
Bible class on Sunday morning upon
invitation of J. R. Morgan, teacher of
the class, that holds its meetings each
Sunday morning in the town hall.
$1.00 IN ADVANCE IN COUNTY
J6(U)0() Reported Subscribed To
Pay Debt Of $105,000. Com
mittees Are At Work Here
Due to last minute changes, four
committees are working this commu
nity soliciting subscriptions to the
"Save Junaluska Campaign" instead
of holding the scheduled mass meet
ing as formerly announced.
The committees have until noon
today to make their report, and ac
cording to M.H. Bowles of the Cham
ber of Commerce, at least $500 is ex
pected to be mailed to campaign head
quarters. Charles K. Ray, president of the
Chamlior of Commerce, named the
following commitccs earlier in tho
Hazelwood and vicinity, L. N. Davit;,
Carletoh Weatherby, and Jack Mes
First Commercial committee: J. E.
Massie, J. W Kay, and M. II. Bowles.
Second commercial committee: John
Davis, Homer Henry, and IWwev
Professional group: W. (I. Ityers,
W illiam Medford, and M. (i. Stamey.
Yesterday, a report from Dr. W". A.
LamlM't h. director of the campaign said
$i:0.(lt)0 had been subscribed ,,f the
needed $105,000. Officials at the lake
also reported that $3,000 of the $5,000
guaranteed by James Atkins to come
from Haywood county was in hand.
The following article was released
from Ijike Junaluska yesterday af
ternoon: "Junaluska will 1m saved, " is the
slogan heard on. every side, and there
is increasing evidence that the 15th of
August will witness the payment in
full of the $105,000 debt.
Bishop S, R. Hay, of Forth Worth,
Texas, a visitor here today, was en
thusiastic over the lienuty of Wiis re
gion and the spirit at Junaluska. "It
must be preserved as a church cen
ter," he declare).
.Others have the same 'opinio." Ijist
night, superintendent Atkins read in
the auditorium a letter he had re
ceived from a little nine year old
boy, contributing his mite.
"I love Junahi.xka very much," little
Jimmy's letter read. "Mother and I
have been there every summer since
before I could remember. I do hope
you can save Junaluska. In as my
mother hasn't paid anything, even if
she has, I am sending you out of my
allowance one dollar for mother and
une for myself. We will be there the
last week in August. Then 1 hope the
Ijike will liolong to us."
Another little boy with the ame
spirit, but no allowance, fired to do
something, got up a "sJiow" for which
he charged one ienny admission.
Proceeds of the show netted $1.50, all
of which he sent to sup'rititendent
Atkins for the Save Junaluska move
ment. At the other end of life, Mrs. Elia
Clyile, of Greenwmid, S. (' K0 years
of age and with a heart full of love
for Junaluska and a firm purpose to
do her part although she boasts n
car or wealthy friends, came in this
morning with her latest contribution
of $250.50. gifts secured mostly in
small amount!. In all Mrs. Clyde has
collected $5KI. After leaving her
latest contribution with superintend
ent Atkins, she set out to get the nine
teen dollars urHn which she has set
her heart in, order to make the total
$(!()() which she has sef as her goal.
"Junnluska will Ixr avei," is the.
belief generally expri'Ssed.
Many Entries Will
Be Made In Quilt
Show Here Fridav
The annual quilt show, which is
sponsored each year by the Woman's
Clubc promises to be of unusual inter
est this year, according to the reports
of the many entries' by those in charge
In the i lass of handicrafts, to which
blue ribbons will be awarded for merit
are many new entries this year. Also
several pieces of antique furniture.
wiin nann made accessories, have
been added to the list.
The show will be staged in the Mas
sie building adjoining the Park Thea
tre on Friday, August the Hth, and
will ''be opened to the public from 11
o clock in the morning until 10 o'clock
in the evening.
The following prizes will be given
to the articles as fisted: Prettiest
old quilt, $2.00; prettiest new quilt,
$2.00; prettiest old woven coverlet,
$1.00; prettiest old spread, $2.00; pret
tiest new spread, $2.00; prettiest quilt
top, $1.00; orettiest afghan, $1.00;
prettiest hooked rug. $1.00; prettiest
knitted suit. $1.00.
' '' .' Max. '.'.' Min.
Wednesday 86 69
Thursday 87 64
Friday 83 65
Saturday 82 61
Sunday 83 59
Monday 78 50
Tuesday 80 54
W, D. Smith, weather observer,