The Waynesville Mountaineer
Published In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
FIFTY-SECOND YEAR NO. 48
WAYNESVILLE, N. C, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 3. 1936
$1.00 IN ADVANCE IN COUNTY
News Events of
Last week a man in New York
napped up a bargain of Confederate
Kind for ?6.00 $10,000 worth due
Julyl, 18(38, which means that about
$.j,").000 in interest has piled up, but
the new owner fortunately does not
expect to collect. The sale was made
at the Adrian II. Muller & Sons, auc
tion rooms in Vecsey Street, New
New York City, where all sorts of
oddities in securities change hands.
The Siamese twins, Simpiicio ami
i ,uio (iodina. were separated surgi-
cally last week shortly after Liu io
had died of rheumatic feve-. Sim
plieio. untouched by hi.s- brother's ill
ness has been recovering , from tin1
operation, according to reports and
preparing for the first time in his
t '.verm'-eight years for an independ
THE MARITIME STRIKE
Striking seamen of Atlantic ami
Gulf ports made important gains on
tw0 f nints last week in their effort to
complete the tie-un of the Eastern
c-eaboard. On the home sector they
added to their ranks more than 1,000
licensed officers, members of the Mas
ters Mates and Pilots Association, and
by the Marine Engineers Beneficial ,
Association, who were ordered out by 1
their national official. .
FIN AN VI NO TH E FAIR
So far New York City has appro
priated $7,000,000 directly for. ithe
1.039 fair, most of it for the acqui
sition of land; about $1,000,000 will
lemain to put up a city exhibition
building. Additional sums totaling
$10,000,000 will be spent by the city
for sewers and other improvements
upon the grounds. The state has ap
propriated $2,200,000 for parkways
and landscaping, the Federal govern
ment has not yet contributed, but the
next Congress will be asked to pro
vide $5,000,000 t0 $G 000,000. Last
week the World's Fair Corporation
announced that its own budget above
governmental contributions would be
Evidences', of life that existed
1,500,000,000 years ago have been dis
covered in Iron Mountain, Mich., by
WPA workers, blasting a quarry, ac
cording to Oscar H. Reinholf, geolo
gist and mining engineer. Reinholf be
lieves the discovery places the Upper
peninsula of Michigan as more an
cient than the Saratoga Springs re
gion, long believed to have sustained
the oldest life.
TRAFFIC DEATHS DECLINE
Official records revealed last week
'that 114 persons were killed in traf
fic accidents in North Carolina, "in
October this year as compared with
131 in 1935," and that during th
first ten months of the year fatali
ties totaled 1,010 against 1.120 dur
ing the corresponding time last year.
A. J. Maxwell, commissioner of reve
nue attributes the 10 per cent de
crease for the 10 months period to
the increase in the state highway
patrol personnel and the driver's li
cense law which went into effect last
HOLIDAY DEATH TOLL HIGH
;'-' Thanksgiving holiday tragedies took
a toll of at least 74 lives in the United
States, according1 to the reports of
last Thursday night. More than two
thirds of the victims met death in
road and street traffic accidents
Others were killed in hunting- acci
dents, fires, train mishaps and other
tragedies. At least 13 were killed in
, SHIP STRIKE CONTINUES
While thousands of striking mari
time workers sat down to skimpy
Thanksgiving dinners, union nego
tiations and government representa
tives worked out plans for using two
fishing vessels to maintain a 10 day
service between Seattle and Alaska.
Interior; department authorities at
San Francisco worked at high speed
to get an emergency ship under way
to Sitka and Cordova .within five days
to relieve what was described as a
fond shortage situation threatening
to become serious.
The following cash prices were be
mg paid Wednesday by the Farmers
Chickens, heavy weight hens ...... .10c
Chickens, fryers .. ... .... . . '; '.. ... , ...10c
E?gs, dozen , ....';.,...:...... ,35c
Corn, bushel ., ....75c
Wheat, bushel ... ; . . . ... . . . ...J$1.00
For J. R. Francis
Set At Two Today
Well Known Carpenter and Me
chanic Passed Away Tues
day of Pneumonia
Funeral services will be held at
the home this afternoon at two o'clock
for John Robert Francis, t4, who
passed away late Tuesday afternoon,
of pneumonia, at his home in Hazel
wood. The services will be conducted by
Dr. R. P. Walker, of this city, ami
Rev, V, F. Creson, of Asheville.
Hurial will be made in Green Hill
Mr. Francis was born in this coun
ty, November 4, 1S72. He was a
caipenter, builder and mechanic, and
recognized as one of the best in the
He is survived by hi. widow, ih'ee
lauchtc: s. Mrs. (', M. Morgan. Ashe-
viile. Mrs. 11. V. liurnelt. Wayiies
vi;ie. ami Mis. t'harles Smith. Sylva;
tw ns, Samuel Francis, of Tay
lursyiMe, and William Way, of this
city. AIs'i three brothers and -one
. l'allbeareis will be: T. I..
Charles Russell, ,). K. Hoyi
Welch, .1 a nu s Craw ford, ami
By Junior Order
The linal chapter of the Junior
Order United American .Mechanics
elected officers at a recent meeting,
and at the same time inaugurated an
: attendance contest, with Hoy
l and Otis Kurgin, leaders of
I teams. The team,; were chos.
cn at the
j meeting Tuesday night.
The officers elected, were as -follows,
jaiui will serve until June:
i Coum ilor, Homer Henrv.
Vice Councilor, Sam Hradley.
Recording Secretary, ' L. Massey.
Assistant Recording Secretary, ('.
Financial Secretary, F. A. Burgin.
Treasurer, W. T. MehatToy.
Chaplain, A. C. Arrington.
Warden, Tom Smith.
Conductor, Bob Fie.
Inside Sentinel, Otis Burgin.
Outside Sentinel. Roy Phillips,
Trustees, J. R. Boyd, Roy Phillips,
and Z. 1.. Massey.
To Nine On Friday
The coldest weather of the year was
experienced Friday and .Saturday,
when the, official thermometer dropped
to nine, while ice and snow covered
The second light snow of the sea
son' fell Monday night, but soon
melted, as the thermometer climbed
.Othe-v official 'readings will be found
in the lower right hand corner of this
Herman Stump, 19,
Buried In Virginia
Funeral services for Herman' .Stump,
19, were held at the home of his par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. T. i. Stump, in
HazelwiMxi, Saturday afternoon, with
Rev. O. C. l.andrum and Rev. Frank
Immediately after the services the
body was carried to Salem, Va., where
burial was made. The family and j
friends who went to Virginia, returned
Death came about midnight Fri.lay '
night, following a brief illness. ;
He is survived bv one sister. Miss
Gladys Stump, and his parents.
Meet Again Friday
The board of commissioners met on
Monday of this week, and present
plans are to hold another session on
Friday to complete their year's work
before; the new board takes office on
Only matters of routine were dis
posed at Monday's meeting.
Stentz Named Lincoln
J.- D. Sfeptz has been appointed a
Waynesville representative of The
Limoln National Life Insurance Com
pany of Fort Wayne, Indiana. Mr.
Stentz will have Waynesville as head
quarters, and operate directly under
the agency in Asheville.
FARLEY TAKES HOLIDAY
Postmaster General James A.
Farley went to Ireland to rest from
the political campaign, but didn't stop
meeting political figures. In one day
last -week he accepted a gift a copy
of the Farley coat of arri from
President Cosgrave, and a ban
quet from Mr, Cosgrave's arch
political rival. President de Valera of
the Irish Free State.
Garner Gets Honorary Degree
Although he has been a prominent figure In national politics for more
than 30 years. John Nance Garner, vice president, shown leading i
academic procession, received his first honorary degree when h wan
made doctor of laws' at Baylor university, Waco. Tex.. abov. Mr.
Garner was similarly honored.
Made At Tannery
The two hundred employ.
Hazel-wood, received a live
cent -increase in salary, ellc
the 14th of November. ,
This increase means about
.$300 to 400 more in payrolls
each week, it was learnel on good
authority this week.
October Travel In
Park 60? Better
Than October, '35
Travel, in the Great Smoky Moun
tains National Park continues each
month to exceed that of a similar
period of last year. Estimated travel
for October, was 72. 150, an increase of
09 per cent over October of 1935.
A traffic-count taken at ''one of the
six entrances to the park 'resulted in
a count ol If. '! automobiles carrying i
00,375 people. Estimating that 20
per cent aiditional people, canle into
the park at the live other entrances, a
total traye) figure of 72,450 is es
Automobiles from 43 states, ilic Ilis
tri t of Columbia, Canada, Canal
one, CubaMIawa'ii, Nova Xcotia, and
Puerto Rico were counted, with 35
per cent of visitors being from states
other than Tennessee and North Car
olina. . Outside of the last two, named
states, there were more cars from Ala
bama,, with California second, than
any other states in the Union.
$70 Made On Bingo
Party For Library
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Approximately $i0 was turned over
l'' .tne Waynesville Library by the
Tlairy , , .. 1 , ' .1, 1
eiieuK-ujj nau ueeri inane on trie oeue-
fU bingo party, which was given at the
Masonic Temple, Tuesday night a
The attendance was more than an
ticipated, arid interest in the games
indicated that similar gamefl would
be staged at frequent intervals.
The Waynesville Mountaineers
brought to a Close on Thanksgiving
cne of the most successful football
seasons in history. Marshall was de
feated 12 to 0. During the season the
Mountaineers have pcored 197 points
and their ooponents 52. "
Out of-eleven games played, eight
were won, two lost, and on tied.
Every home game was won, as has
been the case during the past Jive
years, Coach Weatherby said. .
The reserve team of the Mountain
eers have twice defeated the Canton
Reserve team ; once in Canton 12 to 6,
and Tuesday here the score was li)
to 0. , ,'-' ' '
ENLISTS IN" ARMY
Among those who enlisted in- the
United States army during Novem
ber, included Woodrow Allison, of
WayfiesVille. He enlisted at Char
lotte on November Gth, for the In
fantry, first corps area.
1 2 Fires Last Week
! Do Considerable
Damage To Homes
Home Of Miss Alice Quintan
Almost Total Loss. Shelton
Insurance adjusters are si ill work
ing on the reports of the fire .that
practically destroyed the home of Miss
Alice Quinlan n Pigeon street early
The .tire started at the fuinace floe,
according to (). L, Hriggs, lire chief.
He poiniod out that the lire, went up
the walls of the house and broke out
in the attic and basein.'iit about the
same time, 'making it extr'etneiy hard
for fiiemen to get to -t lit heart .of the
The blaze wAs well end' rway before
being -discovered. I" 1 1 1 1 lirenie.i fought
the blaze several hours, with the ther
mometer down almut 15 degrees, 1
While no official figure has been
placed nil the damage, according to
Mr. Briggr., the loss will run into sev
eral thousand dollars.
On last Wednesday morning a house
on the Asheville road belonging io W.
T. Shelion, ami n'euiif by Mis. Huff
man, was damaged by fire, which was
said to have caught fnmi a kitchen
stove. .Most of' the-furniture was lost
in the blaze. The house Waw dam
aged about $200., it was said.
Mrs. Murray Named
Dist. Court Reporter
Mrs. Huford Dunavant Murray,
formerly of Waynesville, has recently
been appointed district court reporter,
for the second Arkansas judicial dis
trict Under Judge Keck, of JonesborO.
Mrs. Murray has been secretary for
R. K. J. Wilson, of Wilson, Inc., of
Wilson, Ark., for the past two years
and will leave that position on Janu
ary first to take over her new dutiuo'
as court reporter,
Mrs. Murray is the daughter
Mrs. Crews Moody, of Dellwood.
Series Of Catholic
Talks Will Begin
Tonight At 7:30
Rev. Father Philip O'.Mara, pastor
of Immaculate Conception Catholic
church of Hejidersonville will begin
the course of talks on the Ten Com
mandments this Thursday night at
7:30 in Saint John's church. His
isubject is "Morality: Old and New."
Mrs. Thomas Spurloek .will sing the
Ava Maria as a solo. Mrs. DeLay will
be at the organ.
All are invited to attend these lec
tures which will be given by the
neighboring priests of this section.
Father Lane said he was happy to
give the community the opportunity
of hearing these fine speakers and es
pecially on this interesting subject. '
CAR TURNS OVER NEAR CLYDE
Sometime early Sunday night, a
car was demolished about a mile
west of Clyde, when it turned over
after striking a pair of concrete
steps near the road.
As far as could be learned the
occupants of the car escaped with
out injury. Their names were not
.known to officers of that secjion.
Road Contract Let
For 9.74 Miles On
Highway No. 284
Woid was received here yes
terday afternoon that the state
highway commission had let a
contract to C. A. Ragland, of
Louisburg, for the grading and
surfacing of 9.74 miles of High
way No. 2K4, between Waynesville
and Hreva d. The stretch of
road just let is in Transylvania
county, and is between the look
ing Glass (."reek section and the
Haywood county line,
The award of the contract was
The Times, in Hrevard, was
unable to learn locally there
yesterday afternoon the exact
date thai actual work wouVi be.
Mayor's Court Col
lects About $750
Monthly On Costs
Almost $1. 10(1 Collected Ity Court
In Four Months. Court
Docket Is Heavy
When Mayor .1. 11. Way closed his
books on the police court for Novem
ber, he found that approximately
$750 had been paid into the court for
fines and ivsts by the defendantsmost
of whom were ehai'ged with being
The i -.os t s go into the town treasury,
nii(j as a roMilt, about $150 went inh'
'the treasury from this source. $150
went to the counly sdhnd fund, where
all money lolloctcd from lines goes.
The mayor's court is sometime ex
tremely .heavy, having us'. many as 30
In chocking back over the records,
Mayor Way found that during the
four months of .luly, August, Septem
ber and October, that a total of
$1,3112.42 had been collected from de
fendants appearing in police courts.
The police for, e is now 'composed of
three full time men, and a 'part-time
Duke Alumni Will
Meet Here On lltb
The I Mike Alumni of Haywood
county- will hold a -dinner in the ban
(uet hall of the Methodist chu'th, at
7:30 oil Friday, Demeber the 4 lib.
The. dinner here will be one of the
many held on that late in Ibis and
other states, in coniinemoratioii of -the
twelfth aiinive-rMii y of tin creation of
the -Duke Kndownieiit Fund, making
possible I Hike University.'
The chief address of the occ.-'sion
will lie made liy ("apfain W. W. ( a"d,
of the alh'etic depart meil, who. will
lining a message of I he a inis ari.i p-iii-poscs.
of I be inst iliitilon . '
Park Streams Are
Over 150,000 Trout
More than 1.50,000 trout were re-lea-sed.-
in a. Score (if streams of ( he
Great, Smoky Mountains : National
Park during the lO.'Hi restorking -esa-son,
accordiiig to a report by wildlife
specialists just received by the Nation
al Park Service at its eastern regional
headquarters in Richinond.
Approximately 141,000 ainbow
tn-ut ami 10,001) of tile eastern, brook
species, all from three to six inches
long, were 'distributed in the Tennes
see and North Carolina watersheds of
the (117 square-mile national s.-eni
Of the ',,108,000 fish planted
streams (,n the North Carolina side
of the park, slightly more than half
went to Straight Fork, Cataloochee
f. 1. 1 . L .. T . tL I . ,
M-i K aim me lyeiL rorK oi me ucona-
luity. a total of 4:1.375 was placed in
Tennessee water courses approx
imately 28,000 having been released in
Little River and its tribelaries.
Fish for restocking were obtained
from U. S. Bureau of Fisheries hatch
eries at' Wvtheville, Va.; and Irwin,
Tenn., the Tennessee State Hatchery
at Morristown, and the North Caro
lina State Hatcheries at Roaring Gap,
Balsam, and Marion,
If. favorable conditions obtain in
1937, National Park Service represen
tatives nlan for a supply of a quarter-million
trout to be used in re
stocking. A hew' hatchery has been
completed at Kephart Prong, near
Smokemont, and, is receiving first
consignments of eggs.
Restocking operations in the Great
Smoky waters are carried forward by
enrollees : of the Civilian Conserva
tion Corps, working under supervision
of the National Park Service, Eight
CCC camps are engaged in a broad
nrotrram in the park, established in
1926 as a national reservation which
embraces the most massive mountain
unlift in the East and the finest vir-
"'n hardwood forest in the United
States. More than (500,000 persons
visited the area durincr the travel
year which ended in September.
25 To 30 Years
rui iyuuiizl vauic
Defendant Entered Plea Of
Guilty Of Second Degree
Murder Tues. Afternoon
One of the tw0 murder case were
disposed of Tuesday of this week in
the regular term of criminal court,
when the state accepted a plea of
guilty of second degree murder from
Hardy Rathbone, 32, of the Big Rind
No testimony was offered, anil
Judge Felix K, Alley senten ed Rath
bone to serve from 25 t.() 30 years at
hard labor in the state prison at
No date ha been set for the trial
of Donald Henderson, lii, who is
chartred with killing- hi.- father nea
Clyde last August.
Among the cases disposid of dur
ing the first two days included:
W. C. McKirath, abandonment . costs
and pay wife and children $15.0(1 a
Bill Ferguson, reckli-s. driving,
lined $50 and costs.
liernie Price, assault. t pay costs.
Fred Tittle, assault, Io pay costs.
Cilenn Cagle, fiogety. to serve
from 2 Io 3 years in stale prit-oti.
Kd Bay and Ned Mull, dynamiting
lish, 30 days on the roads.
Kugene .Johnson, assault with dead
ly weapon and larceny of automobile,
suspended on payment of costs.
Ted Walker, driving drunk, $25
line and costs.
Vardic Wilson, abandonment, cotvts
and to pay 'wife and 'children $15 a
Helen Sunltmi granted divoice from
Maurice. -Sutton on grounds of two
years scparnt ion.
Alvin Downs, driving (1: link
assault, IS months for assault
l! months for driving drunk.
Rev. Mr. Parke To
Pulpit Sunday A.M.
After an absence of twenty-five
years the Reverend Ilervey C. Parke
will again occupy the pulpit of Grace
Episcopal church at the Holv Com
munion service next .Sunday morn
ing, .December'' the (5th, at I t o'clock.
Fmm 1110(5 to 1911 Mr. Parke was
the much beloved missionary to the
group of mission stations then known
as the Waynesville Associate Missions
In the meanwhile since leaving here
in 1911 Mr: Parke nas he'd many inv
porlant charges, lie has served as
rector of the church of Amherst,
Mass., and later was the vicar of the
church of the Angelo, Pasadena, Calif
Both Mr. and Mrs. Parke, the latter
taking an active part in the musical
circles of the community, have many
devoted, friends in- this Kin-lion, who
will hi glad to learn of the opportu
nity which is. offered' in meeting
them next Sunday.
While in town Mr. and Mrs. Parke
will be the guests of Mr. and Mrs. C.
F. KLkpatrick at the Hotel LeFaine.
On Saturday night, the members of
Grace Church Guild will honor Mr.
and Mis, Parke with an inl'ormal
gathering in the iiarlo:s of the hotel.
In District Meet
The health oflicei of Wetsrern North
Carolina held a conference in A-she
ville On Tuesday, at an all day meet
ing. Health problems for this sec
tion of the state were duscussed by
state and county health officers.
Among the subjects discussed was
the standardization of reports to the
state and federal government on
health work done in the counties un
der the social security act.
Attending from district health de
partment here were.- Dr. C. N. Sisk,
Mrs. Jean Dillon, Mb Haite OlivelV
Mrs. Caroline Hyatt and George A.
Kunze. -..'. ..
Baptist Roll Call
Roll Call at the First Baptist church
last Sunday was a real success. Next
Sunday is the first Sunday of the
''Loyalty Campaign" which is to con
tinue ten Sundays. This is an effort
to get every member to attend these
services, unless providentially kept
away. - - '
During the campaign the evening
services will be at 5 o'clock.
Special music will ( be rendered at
all these services.
... , , ; Max. Min.
Wednesday 50 .17
Thursday 33 j
Friday , 26 9
Saturday 51 IS
Sunday 55 20
Monday 49 24
Tuesday . 34 23