The Waynesville Mountaineer
Published In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
FIFTY-THIRD YEAR NO. 2
WAYNESVILLE, N. C, THURSDAY, JANUARY 14. 1937
$1.00 IN ADVANCE IN COUNTY
Tuesday On $10,000
Street Bond Issue
If Ordinance Passes, $9,000 Will
President Roosevelt With Three Secretaries
lyb A Success! Ul
Year With Bank
Officers Elected. Report Showa
Deposits $70,000 Above
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Be Spent For Streets; $1,000
Voters of Hazelwood will file to
the polls next Tuesday, January 19th,
and vote yes or no tor an ordinance
which, if. passed will authorize the
board of aldermen to issue bonu for
$10,000 for building streets and
If the voters pass the ordinance,
$9,000 of the money will oe used foi
"the purpose of constructing, 07 re
constructing the surface of roadc,
streets and h'ghways, and the contem
poraneous construction or recon
struction of sidewalks, curbs, gutters
and drains, including the grading and
regrading of etreets. Such surfaces
being of water bound macadam, and
penetration process. The $1,000 will
be used for construction or repairing
of bridges within the city limits."
Four per cent interest will be paid
fur the bonds, and they will be retire,
at the rate of $1,000 per year, accord
ing to the notice that has been ap
proved by the board, and given to the
Expressions from a number of citi
zens contacted at random indi.ated
that the vote would carry for the bond
When the board of aldermen met
last Tuesday n'ght, the financial
statement showed that they had
bought $3,600 worth of new road ma
chinery and two cars of cement, both
of which they paid cash. The treas
urer's statement also showed that ail
bills had been .paid.
The total bonded indebtedness of
the town of Hazelwood now stands
For several months work h as been
in progress on the-streets uf the town.
As high as 75 men have bee., at work
on the project, which are -W PA jobs.
The street from the high school to the
store of Bradley & Rhea on Highway
No. 19 is over a mile and a half long,
and will be paved during the r;ojeet.
A concrete bridge was also built on
the street. " : .
Bevilte Held Sunday
Savannah, Ga. (Special to The
Mountaineer.) An impressive and
solemn ceremony took place on Sun
day when the reinterment of Mrs.
Anna Mcintosh Fall'gant Beville took
place in the Falligant lot in Laurel
Grove cemetery, at 4 o'clock. Many
of the members of the family and
close friends of both the mother and
the daughter were present.
The ceremony which consisted of
the consecration of the grave by the
most Rev. Monsignor Joseph D. Mitch
ell, and the reading of the 23rd Psalm,
which had been a favorite of Mrs.
Beville, was very beautiful. There
were many floral offerings and placed
on the grave was a bronze marker
wh'ch was presented by the Dorcas
Bell Love Chapter of the D. A. R.. of
Mrs. Seville was the daughter of
the late Champion G. Falligant and
Ruth Mcintosh Mell, and the widow
of the late Francis Bartow Beville;
the niece of Dr. L. A. Falligant,
Judge Robert Falligant and Mrs. L.
C. Berien, of Savannah; great great
granddaughter of Brig. Gen. Lachlan
Mcintosh, of Revolutionary fame.
She was also the consin of Governor
Wade Hampton, of South Carolina;
and a great great granddaughter of
Cyntha Sumner, sieter of Senator
Sumner, of Massachusetts. Also a
cous'n of John E. Ward, a former
mayor of Savannah, and later U. S.
minister to China.
A desire to rest in Savannah near
the scene of her childhood had been
expressed to her daughter which wag
fulfilled in the reinterment.
Mrs. Beville had a distinctly artistic
literary nature and her poems ap
peared in numerous Southern publi
cations and the Boston Transcript.
For many years she had been an out-of-town
member of the Poetry Society
FATHER LANE HEARD
BY MURPHY STUDENTS
On Monday Father Howard V. Lane
gave an interesting talk to the stu
dents of the Murphy high school,
during the chapel hour. His subject
On Tuesday morning he addressed
the. pupils of the East Waynesville
school, on the subject of "Helpful
The following cash prices were be
ing paid Wednesday by the Farmers
Chickens, heavy weight hens . ....12c
, Chickens, fryers . . . . ........ . ... 12c
Eggs, dozen 20c
Corn, bushel . 90c
Wheat, bushel . ... $1.10
Business At Post
Office Shows An
Increase Of 20
Postmaster J. H. Howell reported
this week that the postal receipts for
1936 would probably show an increase
over 1935 by twenty per cent.
The Christma business this year
at the lo. al post office exceeded that of
last year by twenty per cent, the post
master stated. The big increase came
in parcel post, as. the sales on the one
and one-half cent stamps were the
same for the two years.
Although there has be?n a twenty
per cent increase 'n business, the
same number of employees are at the
Proposing 3 New
Sources Of Taxes
Budget Committee Recommends
Sales Tax Be Removed From
The North Carolina Legislature e-ct
down to work this week, faced with
the task of finding money to meet a
sought-for budget of $70,178,171 for
the fiscal year ending June 30, 1938,
pnd $70,240,975 for the year ending
June 30, 1939.
This is (something like two millions
more than the budget for the past
Governor Hoey in a special .message,
urged the members of the legislature
to give careful study t the problems
facing the assembly.
.Those in -barge of making out the
budget recommended that t lit- sales
tax be removed from meals told in
public eating places and from the re
tail sale of fiojr, moat, meal, lard,
n, ilk, molasses, sa.it, ugar and coffee.
This is in keeping with the pledge
made to the voters by Governor Hoey
an also the Democratic party.
A bill was also wtrodu.od which
would, exempt coal, wood, tread and
grits from the sales tax,.
While tne Assembly talked of re
moving the sales tax from a number
of necessities of life, ft proposal was
madft whereby three new taxes would
be levied to raise revenue sufficient to
take the place of that lost by the sales
tax on necessities.
1. A Itvey on wines providing for a
$150 license fee for wholesalers, a $10
license fee for retailers and a tax of
20 cents a gallon on all wines sold.
In the past wines had been exempt
from all levies except the sales tax.
2. A gift levy, providing for a tax
on present valued in excess of $2,000
a year to family members, with the
exemption reduced for non-family
3. A levy on intangibles, provided
under a constitutional amendment
approved at the last general election,
which would tax: bank deposits at lo
cents on the actual $100 value; money
on hand at 20 cents o the $10 in
excess of $300; matured insurance,
building and loan and other deposits
at 25 cents on the $100; bonds, notes
and other evidences of debt, except i
tax-free securities, at 40 cents on the J
$100 in excess of $300, and thans of
stock at 40 cents on the $100 in a
cess of $300.
Tw o From Here To
Attend Press Meet
W. Curtis Kuss. editor of The
Mountaineer, ieft yesterday after
noon for the Mid-Winter Institute of
the North Carolina Press Association
which will be held at the University
of North Carolina and at Duke Uni
He has part on the program as
chairman of the weekly newspaper
group "in. discussing their problems.
Last summer he wa named vice presv
ident of the state organization.
Mrs. T. L. Gwyn, society editor,
and assistant to the editor, leaves this
afternoon to attend the remainder of
Young Garrett Is
Bound To Court
James Garrett, Jr., of the Allen'e
Creek section, 'was placed under a
bond of $2,000 and bound over to
the next term of Haywood Superior
Court at a preliminary hearing last
week, in the case in which he is
charged with manslaughter. He was
arrested following the death of James
Mull, of West Asheville, who was
struck by a truck said to have been
driven by Garrett, on December the
SON TO WORK FOR FATHER
James Roosevelt, the President's
eldest son. became last week an "ad
ministrative assistant," on the White
House staff. During the 123d political
campa'gn and on the recent trip to
South America, he served a$ personal
aide to his father. On July 1, he will
be promoted to Presidential secretary,
along with Stephen Early and Martin
H. Mclntyre, who are now assistant
Top 'hats and tails were worn by President Roose
velt and his three secretaries when, this new pic
ture was taken in Washington as the four rode
down Pennsylvania avenue. Left to right are
Hoey Calls For A
Referenduum Upon ;
Proposes Free Text Books, Asks
Educational Reform and Re
tention Of Sales Tax
The pros Of the state is .must h'gh.
in praise 'of -'the inaugural, address of
Governor Clyde It. Hoey. Some pa
per termed it as a classic.
The Charlotte Observer, --aid in
"Unless its primary nature is kept
clearly in view the impression would
be justifiable that 'nstead of being a
State-paper, it wa a contribution by
the Shelby oracle to the good liUratur,,
of the State and of the times.
"The vigor of the message is unim
paired by the beauty of the verbiage.
"Without engaging in a detailed
elaborat'on of even the major points
of the Governor's message, one in
stant impression leaps out from its
"That is the Tourageousness of Mr.
Hoey in fa'cintrthe issue of chie f con
troversy in Xoith Caitdina at this
The 16 points of his address were
1. Free publ'c school textbooks.
2. Repeal of the s-ales tax oh ne
:i. Reorganization of the State
Highway Commission for greater at
tention to the needs of local roads.
4. Cheaper automobile license tags.
5. Discontinuance of liiveits'on of
highway, funds to other State pur
poses. f. Co-operation with other South
Atlantic State- in the .-passage of
f.gricultural ' control . legislation.
7. Co-operation. Of the work of the
central State eduiation administra-
8. RestoraCon of teacher salaries.
9. Increased Vocational training.
10. Adoption of "reasonable" regu
lation of working conditions, "
11. A careful study of the liquor
commission report, with no legislative
abrogation of prohib'tion "until an
other opportunity is given for a full
and fair expression of public opinion
at the ballot box."'
12. A long-time program of increas
ed facilities at State charitable insti
tutions. 13. Additional legislation, amplify
ing old age and unemployment com
pensation regulation adopted at the
December special session, to embrace
the entire Federal social security pro
gram. 14. A rational exposition, along the
lines of the Texa centennial, to ad
vertisp North Carolina to the nation.
15. A balanced budget.
In,' Reappointment of legislative
Boy Scouts And
Fathers Will Be
The Wayhesviiie Rotary CluB.will
entertain the Coy Scouts of this com
munity and their fathers at a meet
ing Friday evening , at 6:30 at the
Welch Memorial Sunday school build
ing. The program will be in charge of
M, H. Bowles, C. E. Weathe'rby, and
J. C. Brown. Mr. Brown is scout
master, and Mr. Weatherby is assis
tant. The Hotary Club is sponsor for the
Boy Scout work in this community.
President Hoosevelt with serrrtarles,
Mclntyre, Karly and James Roosevelt
President Roosevelt, Marvin Mclntyre, Stephen
Early and the president's son, James, who was re
cently attached to the White Jlouse staff as gen
eral aide to hi father.
$829 Tobacco Crop
Grown on 8-10 Acre
I One of the beet m'flrds-.'fur tobacco
sales yet reported to The Mountaineer,
'came from A. A. Kirkpatrick, of
Clyde, K(iute one. Mr. Kirkpatrick
' got ?82U for his crop of 1.288 pounds.
. Hi: croj) was planted on just eight
1 tenths of an acre-r-which is something
like $104 for each tenth of an acre.
I His record was as follows:
,0 pounds ...................... ..$28.00
208 pounds .................. 44.00
276 pounds .. .... : 69.00
250 pounds ........ 70.00
224 pounds ... 72.00
220 pounds ....... . . ..... . ... 71.00
Leaders Feel That
Counties Will Get
Refund From State
Haywood Has Entered Claims
For Koad Money Amounting
To About $300,000
The progress of the steering com
mittee of th,. Eastern Carolina' Cham
tx'r of Commerce, who are handl'ng
the road bond adjustment campaign,
is satisfactory, according to a state
ment just released by' Judge Guy
Elliott, of Kinstn, through the sec
retary 0f tht; loinmittee, N. G. Hait
lett. -.'.:: '
The fact finding committee has not
made their report to the governor, hut
it is understood that a.- soon as the
report is handed in, that a campaign
will be launched w'th plans to follow
it through the legislature,
' . .Haywood county is one (if the 70
counties in the state that filed claims
against the state, for refunds of mon
ey spent on road after the state had
taken over the roar) 'sy.-t.em. .-- Hayyood 1
county entered a claim' of about j.'JOO,-000..-
:- . ;. :.j
The 79 counties entered claims
amounting to over sixty million dol-!
la-.'s. Wh'le it w as understood all !
along that the full amount would
hardly be paid, it is the opinion of
Chairman Elliott that the net amount
will represent about 15 per cent of
the claims entered by" the respective
countief. This will be the average,
he explained. It is understood that
Haywood has preferred cla'ms total
ing about fifty thousand dollars, which
would likly get first preference over
a lot of claims presented by other
Those in charge of the campaign are
optimistic over the counties getting
refunds, due to the fait that the
state borrowed 18 million? from the
counties for the road bu'lding pro
gram, and that all of this will have
been paid back by the end of 1 937. '
Those in charge of the campaign feel
that the funds due the counties could !
be paid from the general highway1
funds, which are derived from the
sale of license tags and the tax on
gasoline. The claims of the counties,
they say, could be pa'd back without
crippling in the least the program of
construction and maintenance.
Mrs. W L. Hardin left on Wednes
day for Washington, D. C., where she
will join Mr. Hardin. They will re
main in iWash'ngton during this ses
sion of Congress.
D. Reeves Noland
Governor Hoey Names Mr. No
land To Serve Four-Year
Term ; This Is Third Term
D. Reeves Noland was appointed
last week hy Governor Clyde Hoey.
and approved by the state senate. I'm
a four-year term as a member ol the
state board of agriculture.
This will give Mr. Noland a total
of 12 yearK as a member of the board,
ns he w'H have served eight on the
22nd of this May.
It is interesting to note that his
appointment for the new term begin
on the 22nd of May, which so happens
to be Mr. Noland' birthday.
He will leave here Thursday after,
noon for Raleigh, where the board
! will confer with the new commissioner
of agriculture, W. Kerr Scott.
Mr. Noland is a fanner of the Fines
('reek section, a representative 'of the
Federal Iind Hank of -..Columbia, in
charge of this district, and vice presi
dent of the I li st National link.
J.E. Swayjitfini, cSS,
Buried Monday At
One of Haywood's Oldest Con
federate Veterans, Passes
' Funeral services were conducted on
.Monday afternoon at one o'clock at
liie Rati .iff Cove' Methodist chur h,
for James Ervin Swayngiin, HS, Con
federate veteran, who (lied Saturday
morning at the home of his son, Joe
M. Swayngim, at Hilton Vjilage, Va.,
whom he wag visiting. The Rev W.
A. Rolling and the Rev. H. I), Jestup
offioiated. Bupial was at Parker's
Chapel, on Crabtree.
Active pallbearers were: James, J.
W., Paul, and bam fewayngim, Rowe
Haney, and Eugene Cooper, giand
son and great grandsons of Mf.
Honorary palllK'arers were: Dr.
Tom Stringficld, Dr. Sam Strinfield,
Elmer Bjyson, Ed IlatclifT, Robert
Welch, J. C. Welch, Mark Galloway,
Dock Turpin, Harry Evans, A. C. Ar
rington, C. C. Francis, C. F. Kirkpat
rick, L. McCracken, Theodore Mc
Cracken, Tom Rogers, Roy Rogers,
Albert Abel, David Turner, Hub Turn
er, and R. G. Underwood.
Mr. Swayngim was a native of Hay
wood county and was born December
the. 14, 1848. ;
He served in the Confederate Army,
with a record for courage and bra v
ery. He was a member of the pen
sion board of Haywood ;ounty and wa$
one of the oldest members of the
Methodist Episcopal Church, South, in
this section. family belonged to
thp pioneers of Western Carolina. He
was a descendant of the Swayngims
who originally settled in Maryland.
Surviving are fix sons: W. T.
Swayngim, of Asheville, Sam Swayn
gim, of Savannah, Okla., J, B. Swayn
gim. of Waynesville, Charles
Swayngim, of Candler, Joe M. Swayn
gim, of Hilton Village, Va., and . J.
Weaver Swayngim, of Cowarts; one
brother, W. H. Swayngim, of Clyde;
26 grandchildren and 34 great grand
children. Mrs; Grady Clayton, of Addie, w:as
the guet on Friday of her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. James R. Boyd.
The thirty-fifth annual meeting of
tht, stockholder of the First National
Hank, of Waynesville, was held on
Tuesday morning, with T. L. Gwyn
serving as chairman and L. N. Davia
The annual report of the cashier, J.
H. Way, Jr., was most gratifying,
showing the best year for the institu
tion since 1920. According to the re
port, the deposits totaled $70,000 more
than at the same date last year.
The following officers were re-elected
to sucteod themselves: President,
J. R. Boyd; vice president, D. Reeves'
Noland; rathior, J. II. Way, Jr., and
assistant cashier, J. G. Noland.
Fleeted to serve as directors for
he coming year are: James R. Uoyd,
M. M. Noland, J. II. Way. Jr., 1).
Reeves Noland, and J. (. Noland.
Th(, First National Hank was or
ganized in 1002 and since it tiist year
(f business has been recogr.i.ed in
hanking circles as an institution of
sound management. It was one of the
few banks in Western Carolina to"
t-urvivo the financial storms of 1029-30,
and it has held the continued support
and confidence of the people of Hay
wood county during its thirty-five
years of business.
Rev. W. A. Rollins
Rev. W. A. RollinFp'csiding elder
of the Waynesville (hstiiet of the
M tbodist church, discussed for the.
Rotary' Club last Friday the princi
pal -religions of the World, :
Rev. M r. Rollins out lined t ori ma
jor :-ligiins: and discussed I him, and
their etfect upon the world.
FIFTH LECTT'KE' WILL
HE ;i EN AT ST. JOHN'S
The fif:h in a series of lectures on
the Ten Commandments will lie given
on Thursday nipht at 7;30 by Father
i;.icette, of West Asheville, a former
pastor of Waynesviile. The mbject
of his talk will be "Parental and State
Authority." The guest soloist will be
Miss Eva I.oathcrwoyid. Mrs. Evander
Preston will he at the organ. The
sei vices will consist of seirnon, pray
ers, singing, and questions' and an
swers, followed by Benediction' of the
Ulcsed Sa rament. All are invited.
I"0 KEEP THE FARMERS UOISC.
Kaying the farmer's income has
returned to iV pre-war parity with
in banc incomes And declaring he will
seek to maintain that relationship,
Secretary Wallace last week outlined
a 10-point program foe keeping
Ameri a's ,'10,000.000 farmers on an
equal footing with business and in
dustry. A PIONEER IN AVIATION
One of the most widely known f..
uvejs in American' aviation is Juan
Trippe, president' of Pan American
Airways, oji whom the Chinese Gov
ernment lan week conferred the order
of Brilliant Jade for his part in span
ning the Pacific w'th fat-flying
Clipper ships. Mr. Trippe got his
first tap te of flying in the navy dur
ing the World War. After which ho
finished a broken-off course at, Yale
and then tried banking. But he was
soon back in aviation as president
and often pilot and mechanic of
Long Island Airways. Later he or
ganized Colonial Airways connecting
Boston and New York. In 1928 with
Cornelius Vandirb'lt and others, he
organized Pan American Airways,
which today touches forty lands and is
working with Britw-h aviation inter
ests on plans for transjitlantie ser
'-:..-:; TORS ; -.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hathway, rul
ers of Sark Island, in the Englsh
Channel, revealed last week that their
most vexatious problem the phil
atelist. Their domain, "the only
feudal state in the British Empire,"
has no jobless, no crime, and no in
come tax. Stamp ollectors, how-,
ever, are always requesting speci
meiv from Sark, thinking they have
special ones, when they use only the
, rPcfir w .,,, r itth.
J way is a native of East Orang", N.
J., and by hi marrrage acquired sov
ereignty rights over Sark.