f he Waynes viLLE Mountaineer
Published In The County Seat of Haywood Cou,nty At The Eastern Entrance of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
FIFTY-THIRD YEAR NO. 1
WAYNES VILLE, N. C, THURSDAY, JANUARY 7, 1937
$1.00 IN ADVANCE IN COUNTY
News Events of
PROSPERITY FOR ELECTRIC
"Bright prospects" for the electrical
manufacturing plants were announ
ced last week by A. W. Robertson,
chairman of the Westinghouse Electric
and Manufacturing Company. "De
mands for household goods is excel
lent and the public utilities and in
dustry are making substantial pur
chases," he said in a year-end state
ment. A LONG TERM CONGRESS
The seventy-fifth Congress con
vened in Washington on Tuesday, to
face an accummulation of problems
that would indicate a session running
into next summer. There is a' kng
Lst of legislation already in sight
even before the disclosure of the ad
With 13 states still without social Jones, 81, of West Asheville, but
security laws for sharing in the ' formerly of Haywood, who died Mon
huge Federal program, the pay roll I'day morning at his home, were con-
taxes to support the system went
into effect New Year's Day. Just
-what will be done about these 13
Ktates had hot been determined,
though there was still some talk about
j.assing an amendment to the law to
allow these states some form of par
ticipation. Beginning with the first
pay roll in January 25,000,000 work
ers throughout the country will find
one per cent deducted from their pay.
SEA STRIKE BECOMES MORE SE
The tangled labor situation brought
'i about by the seamen's strike took on
' ntw complications last week, as the
strike entered its third month. Dis
; orders multiplied at Eastern and Gulf
ports, especially at Jersey City, where
police backed up with machine guns
? and tear gas, which they did not use,
t dispersed strike' pickets with night-
sticks, and sections with rubber hose.
On the West Coast, where the strike
is almost 100 per cent effective, the
. San Francisco Chamber of Commerce
estimated losses to business since the
rstnke started, at $232,000,000.
In a ravine in the northwest of
Burbank, Calif., nine passengers, two
pilots, and a stewardess of a United
airliner met death last week. It was
the second disaster of the month and
the fifth of 1936. While the recent
accidents prompted Assistant Secre
tary of Commerce Johnson to call for
,a conference of airline operators and
Federal officials to ask for $10,000,
000 appropriation to improve airway
-safeguards, airline officials said that
the news of the latest crash had no
effect on business. Planes on the same
route continued to be booked nearly
j POST LETTER IN WRONG BOX
Having spent most of her life in
England, where the post boxes are
painted red, Mis? Mabel Mather, now
. .,; of Forest Hills, New York, trying
to post a letter last week in a red
. box ended by calling out the fire de
li partment. A considerate magistrate
:; let her off with a suspended sentence.
STARTING THE NEW YEAR WITH
I A CLEAN SLATE
I Declaring his belief that debt-free
workers were more efficient than those
"Who owed money, J. Harvey Gravell,
Philadelphia paint manufacturer, an
nounced last week that he had paid
i ava-t n v... v: i aa . i -
f The debts, ranging from butchers'
I tills to home mortgages, totaled $100,
i 00- '
Sir Hubert Wilkins, who has been
exploring the vastness of the Arctic
for the past quarter of a century and
whose skill and intrepidity have won
nim a knighthood and dozens of med
als got lost last week in Halifax, N.
S., while hunting his hotel. When it
I was finally pointed out to him, just
I across the street from where he wa3
I hunting he said, "I thought that was
I the City Hall "
FORD STILL INVENTING
J There are many records in the pat
eht office at Washington bearing the
i name of Henry Ford. Last week Mr.
Ford took out another patent, this
jtime for an automobile chassis, with
Jthe motor mounted crosswise, and at
the reaT of the car. Among other ad
Wantages claimed for the plan, it
fwould eliminate the hood in front of
I the present cars, giving the driver a
j clearer view of the road.
f The following cash prices were be
Paid Wednesday by the Farmers
i Federation here:
. Chickens, heavy weight hens ...... .10c
'Chickens, fryers .. . . 10c
;; Eggs, dozen . . .. . . . . . 4 .V. ....... 25c
Corn, bushel . .80c
Wheat, bushel . . . . . ...... .$1.10
7-Year-01d Hazelwood Boy Saves
The Life Of His Younger Brother
What might have ended in a
tragedy last Sunday afternoon at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. E.
Shields at their home in Hazel
wood, was averted by the courage
and foresight of their young seven-year-old
gon, William, who ex
tinguished the buring clothing of
his six-year-old brother, John.
John and James, -age three,
were attempting t0 build a fire in
a laundry heater in the kitchen
of the home, when the sleeve of
John's clothing became ignited.
He became frightened and Tan
from the house. William hearing
the screams ran to the kitchen,
grabbed a towel and followed his
Bailey B. Jones, 81,
Buried On Tuesday
fo- Railev B.
i ducted at 6 o clock on Juesuay alter
jtioon at the Calvary Baptist church.
Burial was in Pleasant Hill cemetery,
Active pallbearers were: Bert
Starnes, G. G. Morgan,, Furman Rym
eiy John Lawrence, E. E. Curience,
and Fred Ingle.
Honorary pallbearers were: Robert
Evans, A. D. Daves, M. L. Maney,
Solon Hvder, J. L. Martin. Dr. F. B.
Orr. M. W. Hamerick, J. L. Welch, AY.
E. Shuford, Wel.jon Weir, A. J. Buck
ner, Frank Bishop. H. V. Hipps, and
E. B, Shuford.
! Mr. Jones, a native of Haywood
county, lived at Clyde fo rmany years,
moving to Asheville in 1902. He was
well known by the older generation
in this section, and was connected with
the tobacco warehouses here and in
Survivinng Mr. Jones are his wid
ow, Mrs. Ida Jones, of Asheville, three
sons, Theodore Jones, of Washington,
D. C, Oscar Jones, of Forth Worth,
Texas, and J. Herbert Jones, of Ashe
ville, four daughters, Mrs. George
Greenwood, Mrs. Guy Brookshire, and
Miss Willie Mae, all of Asheville, and
Mrs. V. J. Rector, of Spartanburg, S.
C, a sister Mrs. Sophia Haynes, and
a step-daughter, Mrs. M. p. Haynes,
both of Clyde, and several grand
children. Dividend Ready For
holders In County
Stockholders dividend payments are
ready at the Waynesville and Canton
warehouses of the Farmers Federa
tion state local manager, George A
The dividend i6 3 per cent for the
half year on . both preferred and
common stock. This rate of 6 per
cent has been paid for the past three
years by the co-operative organiza
There are about 150 Farmers Feder
ation stockholders in Haywood county,
mostly farmers Who put up the work
ing capital for starting the ware
houses. Each county served by the
farmers Federation is represented
by two or more members on the board
of directors. Haywood county mem
bers are H. A. Osborne, Canton;
Henry Francis, Wayneeville, Route
2; R. T. Boyd, Waynesville, Route 2.
The organization started with one
warehouse in 1920 and recently open
ed its 15th warehouse at Marion in
McDowell county, the ninth county to
organize a unit of the farmer co-operative.
James G. K. McClure, Jr., of
Fairview, is president.
District P. T. A.
Due to illness of one of the speak
er6 on the program the western dis
trict Parent-Teacher educational rally
scheduled for January ninth, in Ashe
ville, at the court house, has been
postponed according to word received
by Mrs.' Doyle D. Alley, western dis
trict president. This rally will be
held in January or the first part of
Holy Name Society Holds
Meeting At St. John's
A meeting of the Holy Name Socie
ty, of the men of Saint John's Cath
olic church, was held on Tuesday
night at the Tectory. After the busi
ness meeting. Father Lane entertained
the group with movies he had taken on
some of his travels in New York, and
in North Carolina, At the close of the
evening : light refreshments were
He outran John and threw him
down and smothered the flames
with the towel. He carried his
brother into the house, took off his
outer clothing, his under cloth
ing having caught in only one
place, and then ran three blocks
to the house of a neighbor, where
the parents were visiting.
An examination by the physi
cian, who was called at once, was
made, and while there were sev
eral burns, only one was serious.
The doctor stated, however, had
it not been for the quick atten
tion of William to his brother,
and his clear thinking, the boy's
clothing would have burned from
his body, with fatal results.
Three New Members
Are Added To Rotary
Club At Last Meeting
Three new members were taken
into the Waynesville Rotary Club
last week, bringing the total now to
26. The new members were: Hugh
Massie, AV. L. Hardin, Jr., and J.
Dr. R. H. Stretcher had charge of
the program, and gave an interesting
discussion on international affairs.
Dr. Stretcher is chairman of the inter
national committee of the club.
Plans are underway by the club to
entertain, the local Boy Scouts and
their fathers on the loth of this
month. Sometime in February, the
Rota nans will be hosts to the Boos
ter Club, of Hazelwood. A special
program is being arranged for this
Over $42,000 Col
lected In 2 Months
In County Taxes
Tax Collector W. H. McCracken in
his monthly report to the commis
sioners Monday, showed that his of
fice had collected for the month of
This brought the total for Novem
ber and December to $42,406.17.
The report for both months showed
that back taxes as far as 1927 had
been collected. In December a col
lection of over $5,000 wa made on
1929 taxes, alone.
Gets Position At
Hugh Leatherwood has been ap
pointed assistant sergeant-at-arms of
the State Senate, for the session which
opened yesterday. He left here on
Tuesday for Raleigh to take Over his
. Mr. Leatherwood has been active in
political circles of the county and
state for the past several years. He
was assigned manager for Sandy
Graham in Haywood county, during
the latter's candidacy for governor in
the June primary. His record of get
ting out the voters in this campaign
brought Mr. Graham's vote within a
few hundred of Clyde R, Hoey's win
ning vote. .
Indexing Job Ap
proved By Board
The board of commissioners in ses
sion Monday and the greater part of
Tuesday accepted the indexting of
the books in the register of deeds of
fice from 1930 to the present date.
Orders were als0 issued for the work
to continue and that all the books be
reindexed from the beginning of the
records to 1930.
Other than general routine matters,
and an executive session, in which
seVeral matters of legislation were
discussed, no other matters were dis
posed of by the board.
Series Of Talks To
Be Continued At
St. John's Tonight
The fourth in a series of lectures
on the Ten Commandments, which are
being sponsored by Father Howard
V. Lane, at Saint John's Catholic
church, Will be given Thursday at 7:30
o'clock. Father Harkins, chaplain of
St. Genevieve's College, of Asheville.
will be the Pneaker. His subject will
be. "Hallowed Be Thy Name."
, The services will consist of prayers,
sermon, special musk questions and
answers, and Benediction of the Bless
Mrs. Fred Martin will be the guest
soloist, and Mrs. Evander Piasion will
be at the organ.
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will take part.
The Mountaineer Office Has
Been Remodeled, Repainted
The Mountaineer was published
this week under most trying cir
cumstances. Carpenters ham
mered and sawed, while painters
tried to cover everything in sight
with their cavas.
Those who tried to gather and
prepare news were constantly
moved from one comer to an
other, in an effort to escape work
men who have the job of remod
eling, repainting and improving
the entire office of this newspa
per. Those setting type, likewise,
were moved from pillar to post
many times a day.
The front office has been refin
ished in ivory and green, with
thi? furniture stained dark brown.
The front office now contains the
subscription desk, and the society
editor's desk, a counter and filing
cabinets. The wicker furniture
formerly used in the office has.
been moved nearer the front
Immediately back of this office,
is the office of the editor. Each
office is partitioned off from the
composing room. Large glass
panel6 from the top of the doors
to the ceiling, provide plenty of
light in every department.
Cabe In Raleigh
Representative J. F. Cabe left early
Tuesday morning for Raleigh to be
present when the general assembly
Before Mr. Cabe left he made no
statement as to his plans. He has
discussed at length several changes in
the commissioner's law as passed by
by Mr. Bailey in the 1934 legislature.
He has told friends that he does not
anticipate introducing any bills other
than a few which will pertain di
rectly to thig county.
January Term Of
Civil Court Ends
The January term of civil court
adjourned Wednesday afternoon, af
ter disposing of all the cases that
were ready for trial. The docket this
term contained the smallest number
of cases in a number of years.
During the term, which was presid
ed over by Judge F. Donald Fhillips,
a divorce case up for disposition, and
a jury was called in to hear the case,
and spectators were amused to note
that the jury was composed of 2 judg
es, 7 lawyers, a sheriff and 2 farmers.
Even at that, they agreed on the mer
its of the ease, ;
Miss Christine Hogan and Mr.
Harry Hogan spent last week in
Spartanburg visiting friends and relatives.
Of Office Today
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ck today. Clyde- K; llocy. will take the oatlv of i, nice
an.lnia .- 31st Kovenmr. elected hv the eojile' and the
the executives seat. Hukc thrones were xpeeted re
witness ihe liuiimuration. .'sonie hniK like l.-iuii troupy
All the walls in the office, in
cluding the composing room, have
been done over with ivory paint,
and trimmed in light green.
The press room, in the base
ment was recently re-painted, and
for the present will not get any
further work, other than some
The equipment in the compos
ing room has been re-arranged
to a better advantage, giving
more room, and allowing for ex
tra equipment to be added.
One distinct advantage has
, been the building of a large stock
room, with panel doiv. The
stock room is perhaps the largest
of its kind in this area. : The
room is dust proof, and keeps
the; largest quantity of stock clean
at all times.
Each piece of equipment will
have individual lights, and each
desk will be provided with a sep
. a rate lighting unit.
Members of the staff feel that
they will be Well pleased with
theii-remodeied home after all the
sawdust and paint di ippings
have been brushed away.
Teachers Of County
To Meet Here For
Regular Meet. Sat.
The fourth countv-wide teachers
meeting will be held in the Central
Elemetary school auditorium, at 9:30
o clock on Saturday, January the 9th.
Jack Messer, county superintendent
of education, will preside. The Rev.
Albert New, rector of Grace Episcopal
church, will conduct the devotional.
Prior to the program a brief busi
ness session will be held. Fred Saf
ford, principal of the Fines Creek dis
trict schools, will talk on "Foreign
Languages." W. L. Fitzgerald, agri
cultural teacher, of the Clyde high
school, will speak on vocational edu
Miss Ethel Craig, head of the busi
ness training course in the Township
High School, will discuss "Business
Education." M. H. Bowles, superin
tendent of the Waynesville Township
schools, will talk on 'Matheniatics."
C. C. Hansen, principal of the Bethel
district schools, will speak on "Nat
ural, Science." W. C. Russ, editor of
The Mountaineer, will address the
group on the "Proposed School Legis
lation." The program will close with
a general discussion of echoo! legis
i?lation. Miss Josephine Plott, Miss Minnie
Burgin, Miss Lucy Jones, and Miss
Lillian. Burgin, made up a party mo
toring to Ashevill.j on Friday.
C. Of C. Will Make
An Industrial Sur
vey At Early Date
Chamber Of Commerce To Take
Active Part In Industrial Life
Of The Community
The industrial committee of tihe
Chamber of Commerce met and dis
cussed informally Tuesday night sev
eral major questions, which the or
ganization will attempt to solve dur
ing the coming year.
An industrial survey of the com
munity will be made and kept on file
at the Chamber of Commerce, and
new industries will be sought that will
be relative to those already in oper
ation. One part of the program will be
more recognition of the industries
already here, and to work out prob
lems with them.
One matter brought up at the meet
ing Tuesday night was the fact that
no formal programs are arranged in
ui; community for National holidays.
It is for that reason, it was pointed
cut, that the plants now close only
on Thanksgiving and Christmas. They
find it is better to work to than to
ilose when there is no program or
Several projects are being work
ed on and if fully developed would
mean employment for a number of
Charles E. Ray, president of the
organization, said informally yester
day, that the organization should de
vote equal time to industry, agri
culture and tourist. L. M. Ekheson,
chairman of the industrial committee,
and his associates are of this same
J. Dai? Stentz, secretary of the or
ganization, will make the sui vey in the
near future. The survey will in-,
elude every type of industry and every
industrial firm in the community, and
will be under the general 'direction of
Mr. Kkheson'p committee. After all
this information is gathered, the pres
ent plans are to tail another meeting
nd discuss further, the matter of
more industries for this area, and
better co-operation with those which
are already here.
Prices Are Good
Haywood farmers continued to iret'
good prices for their tobacco.
Some of those who have recently
sold, were as follows:
Charlie Parton, of Waynesville,.
route two, sold 1,882 pounds for $815.
This was grown on seven tenths of an.
Bryan Medford. of Jonathan Creek,
sold 3,100 pounds for $1,260. This
j was grown on one and three-quarters
dl ICO.. :
Mark Howell, also of Jonathan
Creek, netted $1,100 for 2,000 pounds,
which he grew on one acre.
Pure Oil Station
Sold To O'Farrell
The Pure Oil Service Station, next
to The Mountaineer office, was bought
this week by R. E, O'Ferrell. The
new owner took charge Tuesday morn
ing.' - ' '
No immediate changes are planned
by the new manager, it was an
nounced. The same lines of oik
greases and gasoline will be handled
Bank Directors To
Be Elected On 12th
The annual meeting of the stock
holders of the First National Bank,
will be held in the office of the bank"
on Tuesday, January the 12th, ac
cording to a statement made by J. H.
Way, Jr., cashier. This meeting is
held for the purpose of the election of
the directore and for a discussion of
other matters relative to the affairs
of the bank.
TO PRESENT 411 MEDAL
Home Demonstration Agent, Miss
Mary Margaret Smith, has received a
handsome gold medal from State Club
Leader. L. R. Harril to be presented
to Vivadean Swayngim, county cham
pion in the Rural Electrification con
test which the Westinghouse Electric
Company sponsors among the 1.000,
000 club members of the Nation
through the National Committee on
Boys and Girls Club Work of Chicago.
Max. . Min.
Wednesday '.( ' 43
Thursday 55 39
Friday 52 39
Saturday CO 1 41
Sunday ' 52 ' ' 21
Monday 42 23
Tuesday 41 33