The Waynesville Mountaineer
Published In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
-SECOND YEAR NO.
Jews Events of J
Bru fly Told
n.v Dill I AK BASEBALL
Tn,, all-time peak of prosperity, so
. ,. V -he annual classic of baseba..
:s: lined, was reached in the
lTie of 1926, between the New
Y,'" Yankees and the St. Louis Car
. Then 328,051 customers paid
'ii'.VTMU to see the seven games.
' Jr week the Yankees and the New
V , k Giants all but surpassed the
,, From 302,925 cut turners
l.'AV.i '".'I'l was- collected and there
h'Iv six frames. Had the Y ank-
Permitted it to go to , seven, in
v,'a,'i f winning decisively by four
Inn- t ' iwo, a new all-time peak
'i.-ui'tt'dly would have appeared.
hm;h cost of politics
costs. a great deal to win a cam
. Henry P. Fletcher, who is a
m the Republican drive for
-..".declared last Week: ."We have
:n have more money than in any
".;, campaign since the Civil War."
FACER TO VOTE
p.j-iu mlfiwt in this year's eloc
n cutis high as registration figures
.;, w irness. Four year's ago regis-
. i .V ...in (li. i . X V..l.
rcachi'fl z,;mb,0O4 in rsew ioik
y alone, but when the books closed
Nituiday night there were several
uliv 1 thousand more than -the pre-
record. In Washington, it was
os-.imateu that more than 50,000.000
,:c!s would register in - the -.nation
kfi'iv election, compared with the
iT.t'l'J.'.'-S in 1934.
HEADS AND BRAINS
I vim Turgenieif, the Russian nineteenth-century'
mivelist, still holds the
.vet-Id's' all-time record for the size
, f the human brains. Until last week,
.(vend place, was held by Daniel
Webster, but now the Ameiiean ora
atiii's place must go to an unknown
Aleut, wno lived some centuries ago
n Alaska, has been discovered by Dr.
Ales Hrdlicka, of the Smithsonian
MOKMONS TO All) GOVERNMENT
Officials of the Church of Christ, of
Utter-Day Saints, who five months
aito began a campaign to remove all
Mormons from direct relief rolls of
government agencies, now plan to ex
pand the program to embrace the
i e J. : 1 u: .uMn....Viint iVwj
cnuivii nieinueiMiip iiuuufiiivu , tM
WORLDS FAIR 'WILL 'SURPASS
New York City plans to hold a
'.treat World's Fair in 1939. Last
week it took definite form when the
sponsoring corporations issued a form
al announcement if its plans. The
1 t"a.i r will represent an investment pub
'ic and private, estimated at $125,-"iiO.OdO.-
the largest 6um ever to have
Keen spent on a fair. By next April
the grading on the park -area. .will be
completed and be ready for the plant
ing of the 10,000 full, grown trees
that will be set out, and for the erec
tion of the buildings.
CHAINED FOR HUNGER
Because he slipped into the kitchen
at midnight for a piece of pumpkin
pie denied him at dinner and was dis
covered by his stepfather, .j6 year old
Roiiby Fuecht, of Findley, Ohio, was
chained to a wall. Tne case was re
priit.ii! hy bis teacher when he ap-.
reared in school with a 15-foot log
rtain that, weighed 10 pounds dang
ling from his neck. . .
ROOSEVELT MEDAL TO BE GIVEN
Miss Helen Keller, blind and deaf
scholar and writer, and Mrs. Anne
?uilivan Macy, her teacher, will re
ceive the Roosevelt medals for 19.'?0.
at a banquet on Oct. 27th, at Roose-v'-':t
House, birthplace of Theodore
Roosevelt. In selecting these two,
the trustees of the Roosevelt- Memo
rial .'Association stated that they had
'heore ; them Theodore Roosevelt's
"Uggle against physical handicaps.
ra?t awards of the medals have gone
to an imposing list, including Col.
rfias; A. Lindberkh, Admiral Byrd,
IJiver Wendell Holmes and Owen D.
J oung. ' . .''
In 1930 when his father was gov
ernor of New York and he was only
beginning his law course at the Bos
ton University, James Roosevelt was
asked for what career he was pre
paring. His reply -was, "For polities,
and of course the Democratic party."
There is evidence that the President's
de?t son prepared himself -well,
ror weeks now he has been cam
paigning the state of Massachusetts,
ard his activity is fast becoming an
"nportant factor on the Democratic
. The following cash prices were be
paid Wednesday by the Farmers
mckens, heavy weight, hens ....12c
hickens, fryers . 12-
?f?s, dozen .. ....... ..25t
S?ni, bushel .. ............... i .$1.10
hfat, bushel . ............. ..$1.10
I Today's Market
Auditor T. J. Cathey
Shows Where County
Tax Money Is Spent
County Has $75,000 Cash Hal
ance In Banks, And $-10,000
Cash Sinking Fund
T. .1. Cathey, auditor if Haywood
county, in a special prepared state
ment for Tne Mountaineer, show;
when- the S3, '1.583. tS which w:v col
lected ast year hv W. H. Met raiken.
tax i-o'lv tor and supervise was used.
!: mtist be remembered, that the
eetmns made hv .Mr. Mc( racken
vn October 29. 1935 to October 7.
l!j:ln. which ameunted.to almost $.!m).
Ooii. is far above the average collec
tion made in one year.
Mr. Cathoy's report show-; that
that $5r.l2.(!5 was spent on the
schools of the county Of this amount
annroimatelv SlO.OOt) was siii "A to;
new building.. . The remaining u.tWO !
for maintenance only.
The cellcral fun) of the county aj',.1
maintenance required a total of
-if S4:;.51S.17. The tuun- fiind. dona
tions, irifts and aide accounted for
jn.-lS2.Sl being spent lat year.
The largest single item expen-
f hwt vein- was Sl'i..240 lor
the retirement of bonds and payment
. . ii i ..i
ot interest. I nco tour Hems ma.ic
a grand total of $.?01 ,-10?l.fn.
Tnere is now on deposit in hanks,
about $75,000. In a Idition to this
there is a ash sinking fund of
S 10 O' o in the banks di .interest.'.
All bonds have been 'paid promptly,
and no defaults have-been made,
The sinking fund has had added
o it each year if 4,000 from tne gen
era' county budget, but Mr. Cathey
explained that on several occasions
he had been able to pick up a few
dol'prs from funds and add to the
Kinking fund and build it up to S40,
onii . few years ai'o the -sinking
fund was in the red, according to
The iiuincv in the. sinking fund is
used in paying what is known as
"term bund's." The nev term bonds
to mature will be in 1942.
At present Haywood bonds- ate
n noted at $100 to $10S, according to
Bethel Boy Will
Judjre Cattle In
Steve Cathey, of Bethel, who won
the F. F. A. live stock judging contest
in Raleign this summer, and 1. A.
McLain, teacher of -agriculture at
Bethel school, left Monday for Kan
sas City, where Steve Cat hey and
three other members of the North
Carolina live stock judging. team, will
take part in the national F. F. A.
live stock .nidging contest, to be held
on Otober 20.
The two Haywood men attended an
F. F.-'A. meeting in Ual(dgh, and left
Raleieh Wednesday for Kansas .City..
Three representatives from ea. h -of
the forty-eight states, Hawaii, and the
Dominion of Canada will take part in
the contest, which is to be held in the
American Roval building in Kansas
City. - Thev will . be . rated on their
abiiitv to "judge five types of- live
stock," dairy cattle, beef cattle, hogs.,
siieeji, and poultry.
29 From Haywood
Enrolled At W.C.T.C.
Haywood county has 29 students
enrolled at Western.: Carolina Teach
ers College for the fall quarter, thus
ranking secrmd to Jackson in the
number registered from any one
Jackson county has eighty-four
students and Buncombe has 25.
Recent figures show that 376 stu
dents have been enrolled from 52
counties in North Carolina and 9
There are thirteen rqligious de
nn the ram-
pus as follows: Baptist, Methodist,
Presbyterian, Episcopal, Lutheran
Congregational, Christian, Disciple,
. . ' i r..f.,viirl Procbvt.e-ian.
Associate xv-ifi . --- - .
Univerealist. Friends. '.Weselyn Meth
odst, and Church of Christ.
Baptists lead the enrollment with
170, Methodist follow with 101.
Figures show that there are 99
regular freshmen and 51 seniors, the
others being sophomores and juniors.
More than 300 of the student are
boarding in the college dining hall.
CARD OF THANKS
I take this opportunity to extend
the appreciation of the Haywood
County Hospital to the Canton branch
of the Needlework Guild and to Mrs
H D. Secrest, treasurer, for the gilt
of blankets recently sent the institu
tion. They will be used in the
i Assuring the people cf (ar.ton of
our appreciation of their interest m.
?he Haywood County Hwpttal, I am,
Supt. Haywood County Hospita,.
WAYNESVILLE, N. C.
(tr .ilv W lleinv. vvho has annoini.'
, .i lus .itiilulaev U'l- a meiolu i- of the
1' - ud uf e'olintv Commissh.nc.rs fr.oo
!.,- W.iv nesville -Ivy 11 .11 d;-:i I. I o
'.lie K -imlillean llclol
R. M. Ferguson, 51,
Dies Of Injuries
Outstanding-Farmer, And 'Mil!
Owiur, ot ..Jonathans Creek,
'Fatally Injured Hy Truck
Last rites vveic held at. two n'elo k
Wednesday afternoon tor .- Robert
1ni-v:ivt l-'ciiriisoii. .ri4. whvi oassed
away at the llaywovd County llojspital
at seven o'clock Monday night, as the
result of injuries he received earlier
in the day when he was struck by a
truck while he was loading hi truck,
Mr. Felguson, owner and operalo:
of the Jonathan Roller Mills, was said
to have U'en loading his truck, when
a light-weight truck driven by Miss
Annie Ri'ie Fergusvin run into Mr.
Ferguson. The accident was una
voidable; The ace id imt happened near the
Ceo-ge Garrett home on Highway 2K4.
Mr. Ferguson was a native of
Haywood county, and for over thirty
years had been in the merchantile bus
iness. He was a successful business
man, and was a leader in community
He was a member of the Junior
Ordei'v and was buried with a cere
mony of that organization.
The sorvi es were conducted bv Rev.
T. S. Rolen and Rev. II. It. in.
with approximately. f0(( persons in at
tenchinee. Interment, was made at the
The deceased : is 'survived by his
widow, .and the following children:
Fred .1 Ferguson, of 'Raleigh, Ray
1-i-rinisi.n. ,(' State Collcire lialeiirh.
Mis.s Klizaheth. Robert, and Taylor,
all of -.Hell wood. Also two brothers.
Karl, of I Icllvvood, and Boone, of New
Jersey, and two sifters, Mrs. ll. H.
Moody, of Wliitticr, and .Mrs. Woody,
I lollwood. .
Dr. Miller Is Now
Asst. Health Officer
Iiv Henry Miller, of Murphy,.-who
has been appointed assistant health
officer : in the district health depart
ment, arrived this week to assume bv
lit-. Miller has just completed a
course in public health work at the
University of Npth Carolina.: The
standard of the course at the State
University ha gained,, such prestige
throughout the country that the
United States Public Health service
has designated it fur the students in
public health work from the states
comprising the east Atlantic coast
health district from Maryland to
Club Organized At
Fines Creek Sat.
" i . -.
A Democratic rally was held at
Fines Creek High (school last Satur
day night at which time a Young
Democratic Club was organized for
that place. ..' ' . -
Judge Sam Cathey, of Asheville,
was the principal speaker for the
occasion, and w-as introduced by W. G.
Byers. Jerry Rogers, counry presi
Officers elected were: Mark Fer
guson, president; Mrs. Carl Green,
vi-e president; Homer Rogers, secre
tary, and Mrs. D. Reeves Noland,
Several scores of people were in
attendance from Waynesville, Can
ton and Clyde.
Mrs. P. L. Ttirbyfi'l was called to
Ga tonia this week on account of the
illness of her granddaughter, Miss
f ' fi
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15. 19:16
Have Fun Mailing
Back COP Envelopes
Many Waynesville Democrats
got (uitc a kick this week by
mailing bu k to the Republican
National committee, the envelops
which the committee sent out rc
iiuesting funds fur the campaign.
Since the envelopes were self
a.hlrivsed and no postage re
quired, the local Democrats mail
ed the envelopes ba k empty,
which means that the Republican
National committee in Chicago
will IikvO to nav four cents for
each envelope received.
Just how many blank envelopes
were returned could not be learn
ed, hut it is known that several
mailed theirs back empty.
Roy L. Medi ord, 50,
Buried Monday At
R. Springs Church
Mr. Medford Was A Prominent
Farmer of the Crahtree Com
munity, Had l'een 111.
Last ,:ites vveie held Vmi -Monday
afternoon at 2::!0 o'clock, at tin- Rock
Spring Baptist (hurch, on Crabticc
for. Roy L. .Medford. 'oO, vvho died hi
S-::(l oil Sunday night after a long
llness. Rev. I'' rank' 1 .eat hervvood, pas.
tor of the church, assisted by Rev. R.
I'. MrCraeken, conducted the se -vii e.-.
Interment, was in the cemetery ad
joining' the church.
Pallbearers were as follows: Harry
Trull, Weaver MoCra ken. .hi... Alvin
Walk.'",. Ih.nabl Medfoi.l, Hugh
Walker, and Charlie Whitehoiise.
Mr. Medford wiv a prominent farm
er of the ('rabtree .section and' was
interested in the ''affairs of his com
nuinily. Since early youth he had
been a member of the Rock Spring
Baptist church, winch he nan seiyoci
as deacon,, treasurer, and secretary.
Surviving are his widow, Mrs.
Kssie Walker Medford, and the fol
lowing children: Ml. Ted Jones, uf
Canton, Miss Pauline and Miss Lena
May, of Crahtree. Fred, of Knka, and
Jack, of Crahtree; his father. ex
Sheriff W. R. Medford, and his st'ep
niother, and the following sisters and
brothers: Mtv. 1'aul Walker, Mrs.
Weaver McCracken, of Waynesville:
Mrs. II. W. Mc"arter, of Auhevilli' :
Ralph Medford, of I.enoir; 'Paul and
Carrett Medford, of Lake Junaluska.
and Frank Medford, f Crabtree.
Survey Of Blind
Is Now Underway
Tin teen field workers are engaged
in the WPA survey of the blind in
Western North Carolina district, it
vv.'is reported yesterday by Miss Jean
Patton, district, supervisor of the
The survey in the district is mak
ing .rapid -'progress and it should, be
completed by October : I, Miss Patton
Federal funds amounting to 1 1
have been allotted for the work in the
state. The pnigiiiin is being spon
sored by the .Sliite Commission for
t he. lilind.
The study it-sidf will assemble Jo
unit form all records of persons with
defeetive .-.-sight .: which are on file in
tiw. various public arid private agen
cies within any county.: From these
records future follow up work may
be -..continued by rehabilitation .workers
for. the ('omniissi'on of the; lilind.
Robert' Gibson-, of Waynesville. is
l-o.-eareh worker, for Haywood county.
Fall Reunion Of
To Meet Monday
The Waynesville commandry No. 31.
of the Knights Templar, will hold
their fall reunion on Monday, October
UK- beginning at two o'clock. The
order of the Red. Cross will.be con
ferred at 2:30 o'clock. The Knights
of Malta will meet at four.
Supper will be served at six, and
the order of the temple will be con
ferred at eight o'clock by James W.
Payne, of Salisbury, and William
A large elacs of candidates will
receive the degree. Officers urge that
all Sir Knights be present.
Presiding Elder To Preach
At Davis Chapel Sun., 2:30
Rev. W. A. Rollins, presiding elder,
will preach at Davis Chapel, Metho
dist church, next Sunday afternoon at
2:30 o'clock. We are hoping to have
a large congregation that afternoon.
This will be our last meeting before
The following made up a party mo
toring to Cherokee on Thursday where
thev attended the Indian Fair: Mrs.
O. H. Shelton, Mrs. John M. Otiefr ,
Miss . Katheryn Queen, Mrs. W. L.
McCracken, and Mre. James R. Boyd,
'linn ros man ii'l'iihiii Wcno r
tii i m iti:
Clyde Erwin To
Make Address At
F. And S. Banquet
The. State Superintendent of Public
Instiu t inn. Clyde Kiwin, will ad
dress members of the Smoky Moun
tains National Park chapter Future
Farmers of America,. and. their gnosis,
tonight at the annual fntrier and on
lianouet. The banu'1 'H be held in
the Masonic Temple. About seventy
live buys and (lads are expected i t
he present in addition to some sixtj
odd guests from many pa rts -of West
ern North Carolina and other sections
of the state.
In addition to Mr. Kiwin, other on
he program will include T. K. UroWne,
State Director for Vocational Kd-uca-ion,
two local (illi, -i-als and many
of. the boys enrolled in vocnt ional air
Two ineliliio s .of t lie cbu.pt cr will
have coiifei red upon t hem t lie IligilesV
state degree to which a . member, is
eligible, that of North Candma State
Fainiei-. The'. .late director for vo
cational education will confer the de
gree. l)r. II. T. Hunter, president of
Western Carolina' Teachers ('uHegc.
will be an honored giief . at the oc
casion. The annual banticf is the occa
sion for Hie year . vvln-n i-verybody
meet's on .'.'common -ground, for a i'o --i
time, F.orinal il y is nileil out and
everybody, is expected tii luive a goiid
()llice:s of the chapter are:
. . President, Davis Callow ;i.v.
Vice president, Joe Calhoun.
"Secretary, Harold Francis.
Treasurer, Witlio MchafTi y:
Advisor, J. C. Urowii.:
KxecutiVe Coiiimitt.i'e, Lena rd
I.eat herwood, Robert Cndei vvood, and
Hillie.Ilcyd. ' ;
The Home . Keonomirs b:-parlment
of the Waynesville high s.elcoo!, under
direction of .Mis Kdwards, will pre
pare and serve the menu. .-
Mrs. J. ('. Patrick will be in charge
Reooite:' for Smoky' Mountains
.National Park Chapter.
Miss Davis Sells
Her Beauty Shop
The Jo Ann Beauty Shop, formerly
owned and operated by Mies Mary
Ruby Davis, has recently boon bought
by M is,- Velm a M c K lhaan o n , wh o took
charge cn last Friday. ...
Miss McElhannon will bo assisted
jn the management of the shop by
her sister, Mrs. W. D. Smith. Dur
ing the next few months. plane are to
make several additions to the equip
ment, and other improvements.
The chief operator, Miss Eldis Mac
Honald, who has been here for the
past few months has had several years
experience in beauty culture. She is a
graduate of the Southern Si hool of
Hetiutv Culture, of Norfolk, Va.
PAI L CAMPBELL WITH RAY'S
Paul Campbell is now connected
-ith the market department of C. E.
Ray's Sons. , ,
IN ADVANCE IN COUNTY
Will Be Presented
Bv 2 Prominent Men
Kallit-s Scheduled For Tonight
At Court House And Satur
day Night At Hazelwood
This will be a full week-end for
Haywood Democrats a- two rallies
are scheduled and a meeting of the
t'se.-utive board to make plans for
an extene-ive drive during the re
maining two weeks before November
Tonight, at 7:H0 VU.ck, Thad Kure.
lleimuiiitic nominee for secretary of
the state, is scheduled to speak at
the rally of Young democrats at the
court house. This rally is a part of
I (HI similar rallies being held over
the state, and sponsored by the
Young Democratic organization of
Jerry Rogers, president 0f the Hay
wood organization, has luinounci d
'Kit ;n addition to Mr. Fine's addros--,
; iio:e w it. be a spcv.al messagi1 from
(ii.Verniu- Kb: mgha.is ami J. Wallace
inborne. chairman of the state
cxectlt lie (ommittee.
Workers f-'C each p'e in t will be
appointed curing the meeting, and
several leading-' Dcnon rats are ex
pected to make t-hort laiks.
Saturday nurht at 7::'tt. Congress
niaii Zebuion Weaver will address an
audience at the Hazelwood school. R.
L. Prev ost will hit induce Mr. Weaver,
and a large, attendance is expected.
. F:iday night a meeting of the
(viunty executive comiiiiU.ee has been
called by I'hairiuan T. 1... Pranilett to
niake further plans for rallies over
t lie cut ire county.
Tentative '. plans' ie" to It.ive a
.county-wide rally at Canton on. Sat
in day, October L'lth. at which time
several important speakers will ap
pear oil the program. Present plana
are to have a barbecue.
Dr. Frank (iraham
Coming Here 23rd
Dr. .Frank P. Crahain, president of
the Uriiveisity mf North Carolina, will
be the principal speaker at a meeting
in Waynesville October 'JKrd af alumni
of the university. The Haywood-Jackson-i5wain
Alumni Club, of which
William Medford. is president, i
sponsoring the meeting.
Detailed plans fur the meeting wi'l
be announced in next week's its.sue of
this paper. .1
To Meet On Sunday
The. live-county singing convention
will hold an alb day gathering at Kd
iieyville, eight rnileB" from Henderson-''
v iile, on Sunday, O- tohe-- IS, begin
ning at ten o'clock, acccmling to 1). P.
Ross, president of the organization.
Haywood is one of the five counties
in the.... -organization, and President
Ross is urging all singers from this
a reii to. attend.
K.lney villi- is on the Chimney Rock
Boy Scout Court Of
Honor To Meet Fri.
I The Court of llfiior for Waynes
J villi- Triiuii (Inc.. U. S. A., will meet
; Friday night at seven-thirty .in the
Legion Home, .Mniiy menihcis of the
troop will go Ik fore the court for
promotion to the next higher rank
and to obtain merit badges. The 1
troop has at this time eighteen boys
in uniform and' "expert within the
next few weeks to have its full quota,
thirty-two hoys, all in full uniform.
The troop has neen rearranged into
patrols and each patrol leader is
working on possible members to bring
his nafrol to: full strength, eight boys.
A class for instruct inns in swimming
has been arranged and those who are
iii:(lili In tU'ini dill tain Qilii'jnlairu
I ....... ..... ..., . ...ILRV
of this instruction, . Arrangements
I have been completed with a nearby
institution for a good pool and, the
(lass will get under way soon. Drills
in both the continental and morse
code will be started within the next
few weeks.. -
Parents and friends of scouting are
urged to attend the Court of Honor
whenever possible. Their visits en
courage the hmys and are sometimes
enlightening to the visitors.
J. c. brown.
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