The Waynesville Mountaineer
News Events of
I, r,..r ,amta basis of
V-ition in this country in July was
as compared with $48,130 for
nTivr. SAW KILLS MAN
; " ,.,e Stevens. 64, was instantly
.. )W near Chicago, when a circular
I1 f-uck a nail in a log and sent the
nt;i "into his heart.
Tw0 voung escaped Georgia yon
;is were killed Saturday niht
li-lT' they engaged in a gun battle
J-h officer who were making a search
;t',r them in a dense swamp. ,
i,OVT DESERVE PEN (?.')
1,300 convicts in the state
. urt'aiy at Columbia, only two
v": nlmit'to officers that they de
the pen. One was an old negro,
-tic other a white man who now
", ,-rtVi he killed a man during a
FE HELD CP FOR $500
bandits held up a Burlington
aturdav night and escaped with
- negro waiter at the place
b!e to describe the hamnis,
Vv he wa
too busy looking at iiem
The motor vehicle division reported
hit there was more drunken driving
i-sVe "wet" counties of the state than
;r the dry ones. While the averages in
wet" counties are greater, two "dry"
nullities led the state.
H TO BUY DR. TRL'ETT
movement has been launched to
thf hirthnlace of Dr. George W.
Triiett of Pallas, Texas, outstanding
her of the South. The
place i in Clav county, and can
loupht for $2,500.
irnCE'S DEATH SUICIDE
Buncombe county officials ruled that
w o1h nf Judge Clyde Urdin liru
inn- 4 was a ease of suicide. The
budy was found
.rear a hospital
in a strip of woods
for mental diseases
SECRETARY OF WAR DIES
George H. Dern, Secretary of War,
passed away in Washington last week
MILLION MORE AT WORK
One million workers have gone back
to jobs in the past year, according to
SHIP BREAKS RECORD
The Queen Mary. Englam
"pride of the seas." set a record for
Atlantic crossing last week, making
the trip in four days, 7 hours and 30
minutes. ' .
POLISH STRIKE ENDS AFTER SIX
Three hundred Polish miners, who
barricaded themselves in a coal mine
and refused to come out or to . ac
cept either food or water until they
were given the money long over-due
them by the mine operators, emerged
Saturday after remaining in the mine
for six days and after the mine oper
ators had agreed to the terms offered
by. the strikers;
POLITICAL ROW CLOSES TWO
A row, said to have its origin in
political bitterness between the Dem
ocrats and Republicans of Madison
county, last week resulted in two
schools remaining closed and the
burning of a school building on upper
Spring Creek. On the day school was
supposed to have opened, several par
ents refused to allow the teachers to
enter, while most of the children of
these communities remained at home.
Fifteen Madison county men are to
be tried for their part in the affair.
MXTEEN RUSSIANS DIE BEFORE
Gregory Zionviev and Leo Kamenev,
two leaders of the mobs of 1917 that
established the Red Soviet Govern.
ment, and one time trusted advisors
fif Lenin, and fourteen other plotters
'painst the Russian Government, died
before a firing squad last week, after
tonf.'Sfiing being parties to a plot to
pcrthrow the government.; Leon
Trotfky, at one time co-dictator with
Lenin, and at present an exile in
-Norway, was said to have been back of
" p!ot. -
COMMISSION STUDIES LIQUOR
PROBLEM IN N. C.
.. A plan to curb the traffic in illicit
"Quor in North Carolina will be re
commended t0 the 1937 General As
"mb!y by the commission appointed
by Governo- J. C. B. Ehringhaus,
v'hich has been studying the liquor
problem in North Carolina during
t-ne past few days. Three plans are
wmg considered. They are: (1) re
ferendum to determine wbat the peo
P' want; (2) open liquor stores in
f.tne- counties; or (3) allow- tne eigh
teen wet counties to remain wet and
"tend the privilge of local option to
the other counties.
1.20(1 ETHIOPIANS TRY TO RE
. CAPTURE ADDIS ABABA
An attempt to recapture Addis
Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia, last
eek resulted in the defeat and almost
complete extermination of the 1,200
t-jniopians who made the attempt.
About 100 Italian soldiers were killed
ln the fight.
Published In The County Seat of Haywood County
VOL, XL VI II NO. 36.
16-Year-01d Boy Is iPres. Roosevelt Miffht
Held For Killing
His Father Mon.
Donald Henderson, 16. Will He
Given Hearing Tuesday For
Killing William E. Hen
derson Donald Henderson, 16. will be given
a hearing next Tuesday at four o'clock
before C. B. Atkinson, for the fatal
shooting- of his father, William H.
Henderson, about three o'clock Mon
dav afternoon in tree 1 hKkety sec
tion of the county.
Funeral services weie held
nesdav morning, and a large
erowd was in attendance.
The bov told officers that he kill
his father, who was drinking, after
he (his father! had threatened to kill
his mother and several of the children
The first threat was made about
11 o'clock, and was followed 'by
until about three o'clock when the
bov took the pit-tol from his father
uid fired tw0 fatal shot?. The man
The boy waited far the officers, and
his version of the events leading to
the fata! shooting were corroborated
bv his mother.
Henderson had been making whisk-
i i l . i . V
ey in nis smoke nouse, anil uiuccrs
found a M5-galron still there. Mcm-
bei-f of the familv also showed officers
a two-quart jar containing branny
which they said their father had been
drinking from constantly for some
The lfi-year-old boy was lodged '
jail, and as far as could be learned,
had not employed counsel.
Funeral For Mrs.
Willis Held Here
Last rites were concluded on Sunday-
afternoon by Rev, H. W. Bausom,
pastor of the First Baptist church, at
Green Hill cemetery for Mr. Francis
Willis, of Atlanta, who died at her
home on Saturday morning at two
o'clock, following a long illness. The
funeral services were held in Atlanta,
nrini- , hrincine the body here for
Mrs. Willis was the former Miss
Loitie Bowers, of Richmond, Va.,
member of a prominent Virginia fam
ily. She was the widow of the late
Francis Willis, son of Mrs. Emma
Willis, of Waynesville and Atlanta,
one of the outstanding business men
After the marriage of Miss Bowers
;.nrl Mr Willis thev resided m At
lanta, going from there after a few
year to Lexington, Ky., where they
jwided for a time, after which they
returned to Atlanta, where Mr. Willis
became a leading figure m the finan
cial development of the city.
Surviving are three sons, Francis,
John and Dick, all of Atlanta, and one
sister. Among those from out of
town attending the funeral were:
Mr and Mrs. Jack Byerly, Mr. and
Mrs. Francis Willis, Mr. and Mrs.
John Willis, Mr. Dick Willis, Mr, S.
C Satterthwaite, all of Atlanta, Mr.
George H. Smathers and Mr. Karl
Moffitt, both of Asheville. and Mr.
John B. Logan, a nephew, of Cin
Funeral For Mrs. Ed
Singleton Held Mon.
Afternoon At Bethel
Mrs. Ed Singleton, 33, passed away
at her home at Saunook, Saturday
afternoon. Death was caused by blood
poisoning, , , ,
Funeral services were held Monday
afternoon at Bethel with the Rev.
J M. Woodard conducting them. Inter
ment was made at the Bethel ceme
Mrs. Singleton wap before her mar
riage Miss Callie Knight,, and is sur
vived by her husband and five chil
dren, Cecil Edward, William Ernest,
James, Alvin and Retha; also two
sisters, Mrs. Ben -Singleton and Mrs.
Fred Woodv; and two brothers, J. N.
Knight, of Hazelwood, and Adam
Knight, of Canton.
Active pallbearers were: Oscar
Knight, Fred Queen. Robert Teague,
Sam Knight, and Ned Sparks.
Tampa Family Are
Boosters Of Area
One of the most enthusiastic visi
tors of the season is W. C. Brooker,
an attorney of Tampa. He was here
last week visiting his family who
have rented for the past two months
the Lowry Lee home on Walnut
etreet. During their stay here they
have had a number of visitors, among
them being Mr. and Mrs. Pasco
Altman and Mr. and Mrs. Albert
Roberson, of Tampa,
For a number of years Ms. Brooker
stopped at hotels, but this year de
eded to rent a home and invited
guests up. , . ...'" .
"For a perfect combination ol
vear climate, I think spending
:..- ; ennthprn clorida ana
wnin'i . ,J1 .,i .i. ,i l ii
summers in Waynesvil.e fi.,s. the tn
Mr. Brooker said.
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Present Plans Are For President
Roosevelt To Pass Through Here
Several Homes T o
Be Built In Belle
Tho management (if the Belle Meade
properties has announced that Roll-,
ing Drive will be open to the public.'
on each afternoon, beginning today
from three until six, for an indefinite
period. While the graveling is not
complete the work is being pushed,
and will be finished in the near future.
The drive, which is proving a pop
ular building section of the devel
opment, circles the hill which is being
retained by the management for a
hotel site. The tract contain five and
a half acres, and commands a weep
ing view of the mountains on all sides.
All the property on the right side
of the Rolling Drive has Iteen sold to
prospective home owners. Several
residences are to be constructed in the
near future. W. L. Hardin, Jr., hat
his plans almost completed and the
contract for building will shortly be
. Others who are ' expecting to erect
homes on the drive are F'lix Stovall,
VV. H. Jones, Jerry Colkitt. arid J. K.
Swindel. of Jacksonville, Ha. It is
understood that Mr. Colkitt has his
plans under way fur both his 'house
and the landscaping of the grounds.
Sewerage and water are being in
stalls! to service the homes that are
to.be constructed in the near future.'
men To Meet Mon.
B'aniiett, chairman of the
Executive committee, hav
meeting of the precinct
for two o'clock Monday af
ternoon at the court house
Chairman Bramlett ' said that a
secretary would be named, and sev
eral other matters disposed of.
Among them will be the establish
ment of headquarters; and making
plans fo- the coming campaign.
To MeetOn Friday
The Young Landon Republican Club;
which was recently organized in Can
ton, will hold a county-wide meeting
Friday evening, at eight o'clock at
the Canton High School. .
Sfx-akers will be Hasley P.. Leavitt
and Clvde JaiTett, the latter being a
candidate for Congress from this
district. AH Republicans in the
county are urged bo attend..
MRS. CAROLINE.' MILLER TAKES
HOUSE FOR MONTH
Mrs. Caroline Miller, well known
author and Pulitzer prize winner,
with her novel, "Lamb in His Bo
som," arrived on Saturday and will
occupy the residence of Miss Robina
Miller, during her stay. She was
accompanied bv her three young sons,
William and "Nip" and "Tuck.", Mr.
Miller may join his family while they
Dr. O. T. Alexander, who has been
confined to his home this week
on Walnut rtreet, with an attack of
influenza, according to the latest re
port, is resting comfortably.
W, R.1 Francis, who underwent an
operation for appendicitis at the
Haywood County Hospital on Tues
day, according to hospital attaches,
is making satisfactory progress.
At The Eastern Entrance
N. C, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER -3, 1936
Come Through Here
President And Party Would
Pass Through Hen Next
Wednesday Knroute To
Tentative piarv Hie that Pre
lviisev It and his party will
through Waynesville snin.etime
nesdav afleniMon en route to
ville fioni KnoxviPe.
Definite arrangements as to his tripj
will not. be known until the Presi- i
dint irits Ituck til WashniL'ton l.'dliil
the western inspection tour ot the
drought stricken areas.
.Congressman Zehulun Weaver from
his ottice in Asneville, has been in
close contact with Marvin Mclntyic.
secretary of Mr. Roosevelt.
It was learned "here from ' W. L.
Hardin, secretary to Congressman
Weaver, that a requert had been muiUt
to get Mr. Roosevelt to make a ten
minute stop at Cherokee. At pres
ent, no other stops are planned be
tween Cherokee and Asheville, where
ne will lma:d his train for Charlotte,
where he will speak at the -Green
Pastures Rally on Thursday, Sc-tenibei-
A call meeting
( buries h Hay,
has been issued by
ni et-ident of the
('number ot ( oiiiinerce, for. this morn
ing, to devise plans and make ar
rangements for decorating the town
for tne chief executive's arrival.
All merchants and residents along
Hignw-ay No. lit will be requested to
display Hags and bunting.
I he suggestion has alt-o been made
that, the local J Ionic (iuard unit be
on hand at the court house.
lii i au-e of lack of definite infor
mation at tnis tune, plans are only
tentative. T. Lee Bramielt, one ol
the special invited guests to the rally
in Charlotte, said the Haywood Dem
ocratic executive committee did not
plan anything special for the wm
sion, but 'that he was going bo see
officials in Asheville this weeks to
learn more about the dans.
It is known that a Squad of secret
service men will arrive here several
days ahead of the presidential party
to confer with local officers regard
ing traffic and the handling of
It was learned here yesterday that
efforts are being made by city officials
and civic leaders in Canton to get
President Roosevelt to stop there for
a few minutes. A public address
system will be installed, and he will
be' asked-to speak over that if he does
make a stop there.
The elaborate decorations that will
be used for the Labor Day celebration
there Monday will remain up until
after Mr .Roosevelt passes :by next
Wednesday, U was said.
Word coming from Chatrlotte is
that a crowd of 100.000 is expected to
be in the Queen City to hear the
President make what is believed
will be the only address in the South
during the present presidential cam
Choral Club Moves
To Masonic Temple
Announcement was made yesterday
that the Waynesville Choral Club had
sirrnnirpr) to have headouarters in the
1 asnnif" Tomnle. and would use the.
large auditorium for practice anil celebration that will Be held in Can
concert work. I ton next Monday will be found on page
In this connection, Evandei and I four of this paper.
Phebe Preston, the former being di- ! '
rector of the choraU club, and the! Friends will be glad to learn that
latter nrcomnanist have owned stu- Mrs. E. B Camp, who has been con-
dios in the Masonic
Temple, on the
of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
County Asking For Over
Million Dollars In Refunds
From State Highway Dept.
Last Year Is 1936
Report From Lake
Conservative estimates made
bv general manager James At
kins, of the Southern Methodist
Assembly yesterday, were that
the I'.'oti'seac-on would show a net
gam of thirty per cent better
business than 1!35, which was con
sidered n eood season.
Mr. Atkins told this paper that
the final reports of the li:.!t! sea
son would he compiled by the .Mb
'of. the month, and made ready for
piesentation to the court, which,
conveiHv here on September 21st.
The Assembly hits been operat
ing under a receivership, and this
will be the last report made to
ike Debt Will Be
Raised, Is Assured
James Atkins, general manager of
hake Jutuiluska, learned ,yestei-la.
from Dr W. A. Lambert h, that only
$1.U00 was needed to pay otf the
$l(l.r).00() debt against the Lake.
Mr Atkins said the puj-ment. of the
debt wn now insured, and that he and
i.ther workers in the campaign to
save Jnnaluskn were confident the.
remaining $l.'J0O would be met in
a few days. An extension of 1(1 days
was granted bv the mortgage boUlers
ill which to collect pledges. It was
learned, however, that most of the
4illllill,iMl little hai been in cash and
I not in pledges.
I Mr. Atkinp unid that approximately
S'JO.OOO had been paid on the dent by
residents and summer visitors at the
Lake and Waynesville. The majority
having iK'en raised at the Lake,
L S. Morgan Will
Be Buried Today
Funeral 'service for Lawrence S.
Morgan, 44, of El Dorado, Ark., a na,
tive of Clyde, who died in Chicago,
u ili l, ciiniliicted at 2 o'clock Thurs
day afternoon at the First, Baptist
ihinch at Canton, with the Rev. A.
V. Joyner officiating,' and burial fol
lowing in the family plot in IaiciisI
Mr, Morgan is survived by his wid
ow; one (laughter, Mrs, Laura Hems,
of El Dorado; t wo sons. Frank B, and
Lawrence S. Morgan. Jr., both of El
Dorado; his mother, Mrs. J. W. Mor
gan, ('anion; two brothers, John H.
Morgan, Clyde, and .1. W, Morgan,
Canton; and rune sisters, Mrs. Ens
Icy and Mrs. Collins, of - Asheville
Mrs F. K. Mease, Miss Kva Morgan,
Mrs. C. M. Iteall, and Mrs. II. ('.
Flowe, all of Canton, Mrs, M. C. West,
Clyde, arid Mrs. Fred Davis and-Mrs.
Lillian Harris, both of Waynesville.
Active pallliearers .will be nephews
of Mr. Morgan. Honorary pallbearers
will he;- D. i, L. -Smathers. . Edwin
Fihcher. Homer fugle, D. M. ('agio,
DeWitt W est, Sam M. -Robinson. .Do
ve re. Medford, W, Cv; Byers, Frank
Myers, Hascue Ilaynes, '. L. Fish,
T. S. Ensley, Walla e Smathers. Thad
flathev, Coleman Francis, and Joe
Local Masons To
Meet Friday Night
The regular monthly conmmunioa
t ion of the Waynesville Lodge, No.
2.ri!l, will be held on Friday, Septem
ber 4th, at eight o'clock.
N. W. Garrett will give an educa
tional talk on the four Cardinal Vir
tues. His talk will be folowed by a
free discussion from the floor, A gen
eral invitations is extended to all Ma
sons to attend by W. L. Lampkin, W.
M and C. B. Hosaftook, secreUry.
Dr. Wm. I. Cranford
Died At Durham
Dr. William I. Cranford, 08. profes
sor of philosophy at Duke University,
passed away at his home in Durham
Saturday, from the effects of a series
of paralytic strokes, the first of
which 'he suffered two years ago.
Hie and his family have been com
ing to this community for the past
35 years, having owned a summer
home near Lake Junaluska. He was
the oldest alumnus in the service of
Complete details of the
fined to her home
for several weeks.
$1.00 IN ADVANCE IN COUNTY
Claim Report Filed With Special
County Would Apply
Money On Bonds
Armed with a 70-page detailed re
port of expenditures on roads in this
county since li04, T. Troy Wyche,
local cert i tied public accountant, last
week made a formal presentation of
Haywood's claim to the special com
mittee named by the l!Ki." legislature
to investigate and recommend refund
ing to 70 counties such amounts that
were spent on state roads after the
state took over the roads in UK51,
and also for certain expenditures
made between l!ll!l and 1!):U.
Haywood . county's preferred claim
amounts to $3 14.8;l!..r7, and a general
claim was made of an additional
$;iOL,7!.Hfi, and another ;r(ni,wuu in
Officials are hopeful of getting back
the greater part of the $:tl4,K.iy, and
there as possibility that some of the
$.r01,7!Hi will lie recommended by the
commission when they report to the
January session of the 19:17 legisla
I Mr. Wyche was told in Plymouth,
I N. ('., by". Carl L. Barley, chairman of
the commission, that the report on
i Haywood's claims was as good as
I any that had been received by the
I oiiimission. It was also learned that
i several claims made by ll.iywaod
county were termed as lieing excel
lent."' The report as presented to the com
mission bv this county sets out the
following five preferred, claims;
1 -Cash donated in l:!0 to State
Highway .department for the build
ing of a mile of road from Waterville
to Mt. Sterling amounted to $5,0(10.
2 Cost of building the Canton
bridge on Highway No. 10, in 1924-25,
:i .--Cost of grading and paving
Crabtree road, known as highway 209,
for five miles, in 1JI24, after road was
designated as a state road, amounted
to $221,042. 00.
I 4 Appraised value of machinery
land equipment surrendered by county
to state highway commission on July
I 1. 1 i:U. valued at $bfi:)4.SW.
5 Improvements made on Highway
No. 10 bv the county in 19,'H, after
being- taken over by the state,
Total preferred claims, $:n4,8,'19..ri7.
The total of general claims as made
bv this county, amountiog to $501,
78!I.K.ri, was arrived at by taking the
total cost of all roads in 19:11, exclu
sive of preferred amounts, and de
ducting three per cent of thj assessed
valuation as a fair donation.
The $,rir)00 claim on the Wateiviile
Mt. Sterling, is termed as en excellent
claim, .officials poiiued out, and be
lieve that it will be -.paid in fu'l, even
if some slight reductions are made
on the other claims.
The commission had a hearing in
Raleigh last week, and set another
hearing for September 2li, 21 and 2!
in Asheville. at. which time western'
counties will be hoard. Mr. Wyche
and J. R. Morgan, who handled the
legal part of the -claim- report, will
represent. Haywood- county at the
Whatever monies are paid back to
the county by the State Highway com
mission will be applied on the road
bonds, it was said. The county had a
bonded 'indebtedness for rfad and
bridge bonds on July 1, lll.'il, of
$1,080,000.. This has since been re
duced. At the same time, the county
was getting about $.'t.r),000 per year
from a gasoline tax.
In addition to the preferred daims
and the general claims, the couti'"
entered a claim of about $200,000 as
interest, charges on the money spent
The 70 counties entered claims to
taling about sixty million dollars.
Reuben B. Robertson, of Canton, is
a member of the nine-member com
mission named by the last session of
the last legislature.
District Masons To
Meet Here Today
Free Masons of the 41st district
will' meet here today at the Masonic
The first session will be a special
instruction for local officers at four
o'clock bv grand secretary tif the
grand lodge, John H. Anderson, of
At seven o'clock supper will be serv
ed, and the evening meeting will be
featured by an address by the most
worshipful grand master of Masons
in North Carolina, J. Giles Hudson,
Many out of town visitors are ex
pected, as the district is comnosed of
Transylvania and Haywood counties.
Last year 87 attended the meeting,
MIC CLYDE H. RAY, JR.. ATTENDS
THE FLORIST MEETING
Mr. Clyde H. Riy, Jr., is attending
the sessions of the North Carolina
State FMorist, convention, which is
being held this week in Asheville ,i
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