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. 3
WAYNESVILLE, N. C, THURSDAY, JANUARY 21, 1937
$1.00 IN ADVANCE IN COUNTY
Over 1,700 Patients Cared For
At Haywood Hospital Last Year
Average Of 70 Patients Cared
For Daily In 55 Bed Hospital.
Operating Costs Reduced
With its xeaognition from the
American Hospital Association of a
place on their accredited list during
the past year, the Haywood County
Hospital has also reached a record
peak in its service to the people of
Since the Haywood institution
opened its doors to the public on Jan
uary the 1st, 1928, it has been in the
limelight of hospitalization in
North Carolina, being the first hospi
tal to receive a donation from the
Duke Endowment Fund
It has from
time to time been visited by groups
from other communities, v-ontemplat-
inp the erection of similar institu -
"The past year has brought a defi-
nite realization to those responsible
for the operation of the hospital, the
urgent need for more room. The in
stitution was built with a fifty-five
bed capacity, and an emergency ac
commodation for 65.
During 1936 the daily number of
patients has averaged around 70,
while at times there have been more
than 90 patients crowded into the
wards, room? and solariums. It will
be impossible to ignore this growing
demand much longer.
The comparisons of the figures of
1935 with those of 1936 give an im
pressive idea of what' has actually
been accomplished during the past
vear. In 1935 there were 1,239 pn-
tients admitted tG the hospital,'' while
in. ' 1036 there were admitted 1.700
patients. " . ' '
In .1036 there, were a total of 26,544
patient days, as compared to a total
of 16.384 patient days during 1035,
making an actual increase of more
than 10.000 patient days for the past
creasing demands of a creator num
ber of patients and a higher cost of
living of 1936, it has with keen man
agement, been possible to reduce the
cost to $1.60 per patient day. Hos
pitals of similar size and standard
in 1935 operated at a cost of $3.45
per patient day.
Had the management of the hos
pital pot been able to reduce this
daily cost per patient in 1936. num
bers of charity cases in the direst
need of medical attention, would have
been turned away, or the hospital
operating on a bals of J2.03, the
costs would have been around $11,000
more than the previous year. This
; would have left the hospital in debt,
unable to meet operating expenses.
During the past year a full time
i man has been given the job of col
i lecting the accounts. It has also been
his duty to investigate the charity
; cases, going into records fully, to as
i certain whether or not the patient or
the family could pay the hospital bill,
i For the past six months A. P. Led
, better has held this position. As an
'indication not onlv of better times.
; but an increasing appreciation of the
i hospital on the part of the public in
t general, during the past few months,
a total of $1,600 oh old accounts, some
dating back to 1928, has been col
In addition to these collections
long in arrears, more than $1,000 in
produce such as potatoes, beans and
tomatoes, have been turned in as
payment on patient accounts.
. The following figures give a very
definite idea of the increase of the
past year over the previous one:
Increase in patients approximately
37 per cent; increase in patient days,
60 per cent; increase in expenses of
operation 30 per cent, and increase
in collections 30 per cent.
- The board of trustees are formu
lating plans to finance additional
rooms, and also to build more com
pletely isolated wards for the casts
of contagious diseases. I
Miss Ruth HamDton is the effrt
cent superintedent of the Haywood
County Hospital. The board of trus
tees is composed of the fol
lowing: Ruf us : Siler, .chairman,
Dr. J. W Smathers . fill t Worntc
-' r- - -
jiBe, Edwin Fincher, of Clyde, and
from Canton, F. T. Peden, and C. L.
The following cash nrice were Ko.
paid Wednesday by the Farmers
Chickens, heavy weight hens ....10c
mckens, fryers . 12c
Eggs, dozen ................. ..15C
Corn, hushe . .". ,190c
Hazelwood Votes To
Spend $10,000 Im
proving The Streets
WPA Is Putting Up $20,000 For
Continuance Of Street Pro
ject. 75 Men Given Jobs
Hazelwood voters cast ballots seven
to one for the ordinance which caiis
for the selling of $10,000 worth of
bonds in order that the street pav
ing project may b? continued.
The voice of the voters in apnrov-
1 ing the issuance of $10,000 in bonds,
j means that WPA will put up $20,000
on the project. The $30,000 new
! available will enable the town of
Hazelwood to repair, resurface and
j ui!1 side.-. Iks- and necessary bridge?
! on every imports;!.: street ;n u.e
It is expected that about SO days
will be required to make the sale of
bonds, and complete other necessary
Present plans are to have about
75 men work on the street project.
For the past several months a crew of
about that many men have been en
gaged in paving Brown Avenue from
the high school to Highway No. 10
at. Bradley & Rhea store.
Th. city officials were elated over
the outcome of the elect ion. In fact
the - overwhelming majority was even
more than had been hoped for.
The, town " recently bought: street
i nitt.-mnery, ar.d have already paid
'i ''"' it, and with this extra $30,000
the -y feel tna't the streets of the town
j can pul i- rim dus condition for
j 'cars to come.
Hazelwood officials are: Whitner
Prevost, mayor, C. X. Allen, Frank
j'Compton and Sam Knight, aldermen,
Noted Lecturer To
Appear Here Soon
Dr. Charles E. Barker, of Grand
Rapids, Mich., will speak here on
Tuesday, February 9, under the aus
pices of the Waynesville Rotary
Club. The club is bringing Dr.
Barker here as a contribution of
Dr, Barker h:.s delivered over
1 1,000 address s over the nation, ar.d
hag been heard by an estimated au
dience of four million adults, three
million high school students and a
half million 'college students.
Present plan are to get Dr. Barker
to appear at the h'.gh school, at the
Rotary CI Ob, and in a public address
at the court house in the. evening.
Further .details of these meetings,
will be given -'later.
Manager At Lake J.
James Atkins.. Jr., has been re
appointed as gti'.eial manager of the
Southern Meth'-'d.:st Assembly. at Lake
Other ofneers' have rot been r,a:r..c'i.;
it was learned.
Mr. Atkins is rr.r.kirg plans for
ing ahead with ". prrrams for the.
coming season. Mr. Atkins took noon to take the oath of office and
over the management of the Southern 1 present, his inaugural address. His
Methodist Assembly in August, 1P32, j address took twentv minutes only and
when it was oprattd under a receiv- was said to be the shortest ever 'de
ership. llvered in the history of the United
W.CT.C. To Give
TtaAin. Prnrrrom 90 ,
Cu'lowhee. The G;veat Smoky
Mountains at:onal Park as a Sum
mer Laboratory" is the title of a pro
gram that Western Carolina Teachers
College will present from station
WSM., NashviEe, Tennessee, Janu
ary 22, at 10:30 p. m. Eastern Stand
ard time. The program is sponsored
jointly-. by the-National Life and Ac
cident Insurance Company and
George Peabody College for Teach
ers, Nashville. "
As a result of the interest aroused
in the program of last February on
"A Teachers College in the Open
Country' Western Carolina Teachers
College hag been invited by the spon
sors to give a similar program this
year.'- - . .. '
?EVEN FROM HERE ON
W.CT.C. HONOR ROLL
Cullowhee. Seven Haywood county
students were placed on the - Beta
honor roll for the fall quarter at
Western Carolina Teachers College.
They were: Ruth Burch, Mary Glee
Fergtison, Deane Frazier, Mary Lou
Morrow, Shirley Muse, Emily Palmer,
Chairmen Of President's Birthday Ball
ilk- ' '
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W. G. BYKHS
County To Begin
On All Back Taxes
Foreclosures Will lie Started On
Property. And .Deeds Made
To Count v
T- f board of county commissi-ont i
;ia.-.-(i! an- cil;ier. at the third M'i!'lay
'meeting tiiis week.' that "fotei'losme
suits' must lie pushed' inmu
property when' the county t.tx'es -had
not been paid to I'.'oti.
. The order, in part, said '.hat the
suite must be pushed immediately Id'
judgment, and that deeds of the prop
erty foreclosed be made to the county.
It is pointed out in the notice pub
lished elsewhere in this paper, that
the county can take a deed to the
property within 70 days after the in
stitution of the suits.
Chairman of the board, J. A. Lowe,
said that the records . revealed that
back taxes amounting to between
$150,000' and $200,000 were on the
county's books, and the board felt
that ample time had bee n givtn, since
some of the -'delinquent'!.- date back to
Among other matters disposed' of,
was the i-emcva! of. the terracing
equipment, -which longs to the
county, to a shed at the county home.
It seems that the -equipment- is not
being used frequently enough to
justify it stayintr out in all kinds -oi
General matters .'of routine, which
included' a number of indigent cases,
were disposed of by the boar.!.
Ir. the first niivl'Winter ina ugural
ever held. Franklin -.-.Delano : K-' .so
velt began his second term a pres
ident of the United States, .yesterday
in the presence of -thousands'; cele
brating the Democratic party's great
victory last November.
Despite the. chilly rain, thousands:
of visitors sloshed through the sod
den streets and stood for hours await-
he president's appearance' at
His first puolic appearance was in a
short drive from the White House to
St. Johns Episcopal church on the
opposite side of Lafayette park
shortly after 10 a. m. He prayed there
on the morning of March the 4th, his
first inaugural day.
At "ll':3o a. m. began the four hour
and a half spectacle, for the inaugural
crowds when Mr, Roosevelt and Mr.
Garner and their official parties made
their way to the Capitol, The out
doors events ended at 4 p. m. when
the President took a salute from the
last parader. The actual inaugural
ceremonies : took about one hour.
There Was a White House luncheon
and tea, with 3,000 guests. Last night
there was an inaugural concert, which
was attended by Mrs. Roosevelt, but
not the President. .
The greatest drama of the entire
momentous day was when the Pres
ident stood before Chief Justice
Hughes and repeated the oath to pro
tect the Constitution" of the United
States of America.
Hugh Leatherjvood Given
Promotion In Legislature
Hugh Leatherwood, who has been
assistant sergeant-at-arms in the Sen-
ate in Raleigh, has been promoted to jng rectcrs in charge on Sunday morn
the printed bills df riar-n r tVp':. . ,
mi; .i. I.. i!i'i:vis
( anion hail man
Gala An air Being
Planned For Stag
ing Ball In Canton
Sponsors Will lie Announced
Next Week By Two C hair
men In County
While it has seemed advisable to
hoid only int, President's Hall in Hay
wood county, a chairman has iieen
appointed by '-Colonel Henry L. Do
berty, chairman of the Nat ionaP com
mittee for both Waynesville and Can
ton. W. G. Hyers has been appointed
for Waynesville -and Dr. J. L. Reeves
I for Canton, where the ball will be
Mr. Byei's and Dr, Reeves are co
operating in making the-arrangements
for the affair, with Mr. Byeis making
the appoint inertia of the sponsers
from Wayrexville, which wi'l be an
nounced next week.
The tickets for the ball will be
$1.50 for a couple, or for a single
entrance. For those not interested
in attending the ball, but who wish to
participate in this celebration of the
birthday anniversary of President
Roosevelt, there will be the oppor
tunity of sending personal greetings.
Postal and Western Union telegraph
offices in the country will send mes
sages for 25 cents from any point in
the country to Washington. This en
tire amount will be given to the
Warm Spring Fund.
Scouts And Fathers
tou( Executive Points Out Need
For More Scouting In Hay
: . The Waynesville 'Rotary'' f lub iti
tertaine,! 25 Ilov Scouts and their
fathers at a .'banquet Friday night at
th,. Sunday school building Of the
First Batitist church. A. W. Aihn.
Scout .executive of this district, was
the principal speaker of. the evening.
The program was in charge of M.
II. Bowles, who introduced J. ('.
Brown, s out master. Mr. Brown in
trtidueod tach Scout, why in turn in
troduced their fathers. Al! the
Scouts were in full Scout uniform.
Mr. Allen made an inspiring talk
oh Scouting, and pointed out during
thp course of his remarks, that .there
were over 1 ,700 boys in Hay woo 1
county of the Scout age who needed
the influence of Scouting. He praised
the Rotary Club for the work thev
weTe doing in sponsoring the Waynes
ville troop, which now is a full troop
with 32 members.
A- committee romposed of L, M.
Richeson, Ben Colkitt. J. Dale Stentz,
M. D. Watkins. Dr. S. P. Gay, M. C.
Green, and M, H. Bowles, chairman,
was named t0 meet with Mr. Allen
tonight to discuss organizing the
county into a district. The committee
is slated to meet this week and form
The Scouts and their fathers were
guests of the Rotary Club; The meet
ing was presided over by Dr. C.N.
Rev. Albert New
Goes To Florida
The Rev. and Mrs. Albert New will
leave today for Lake Wales, Fla.,
where they Will spend the next two
months. . .
Rev. Mr. New will he the rector of
the "Church of the Good Sheperd," of
Lake Wales. He goes upon invita
tion of the church. Six years ago Mr.
New served as rector of this church,
during the touriet season.
The services of Grace church will
continue the usual routine with visit-
Representative Cabe Plans To
Make Several Major Changes
1936 Was Best Year
In History Of Local
Building And Loan
Same Directors Ke-elected For
1937'. Association Has 1.6 17
Shares In Force
The eighteenth annual meeting of
the stockholders of the Haywoou
Home Building and Loan Association
was held on Tuesday night in the of
fices of the association in the Mor-j
gan-wam ouihiing, with a large num
ber of stockholders present.
According to K. L. 1'hvoj., presi
dent of the association, f ie oast war
was the most satisfactory in the hisr 1,111 provides, that only three moni
tory of the organization, with the bus of the county board of commis-
outlook, for the future the best in
years. He- pointed out the demand
and desire of prospective home own
ers to obtain financial assistance at
this time, and the responsibility of
the community to supply this demand.
The report of S. II. llushneil, sec
retary and treasurer, was gratify
ing, both as to the incr(".-ed num
ber of stockholders and the general
condition of the association. It was
revealed that there arc at presint
4.(147 shares in force, including in
stallment and full-paid shares, as
against a total of 4,.i;i;i ef !h" pre
vious year. , .
The total operating expense lor the
year, including the .ila-v of th.1 .-ec-ret
a ry1-treasurer and all olhet' ex
penditures amounted' to W.bYd.-lO,
w'hile the net income for the Ves'tr. to
taled $15,(i8ti.09. Full-paid share? to
date total $130,900 Undivided prof
its total $15,01, with -a reserve of
There has lieen a reduction -of more
than $20,000 in the real estate hold
ings of the association during the
year. As further evidence of the con
dition of the 'organization.-the. time
maturity' of the stuck was reduced
from 340 weeks to 338 weeks.
Ke-eletel as directors were tho fol
lowing: C. N. Allen, .1. R. Boyd, W.
H. Burgin, S. H. Bushncll, O. II.
She'lton, L. M. Killian, H. L. Prevost,
J. W. Ray, L. M. Richesoii, and E. J.
Hyatt. Oliicers will be elected in the
near future by the board- of directors.
Much Interest Cen
tered Around Nam
ing Highway Com.
'.Political observers in RaKigh do
not. fail to ask people fniii this see-
tinn who visit 111 ; he Capitol city,
what the genera!.- opinion i- regarding1
I possible ' .appointments-- to the Slate I
llliglnvay and Public W()ks Con)- '
(ic r. ral talk in Raleifh is that J. 1
11. Ye, for., off Hendersonvi'le, (who .1
managed ' -;M r, -'Hoey's 'campaign., in
llciiderson county,' is favoitd f.,r a.
place nn ..ihv board. In the s;. me line. 1
fl. ( '. " Greeiie. of AsheVille, is Vicing 1
bo(.tc,i by his friends; as cnairmar. ,
of the board. .1
While Mr. Greene has not said, he '
would tak,, the place if offeti d to 1
u l..-: -ir. 1 .
(i mi- iim-e , irnnrdii to 1
him, it is understood that he would. '
A number of others have been men- ;
tioned in connection with the high- j
way commission, but -those "two are
supposed to know what is going to !
Happen in political affairs, predict
that -Mr. Greene and Yelton now stand
the best chance of representing the
west on the board.
The same political observers point
out that the health of Frank W. Mil
ler will keep him from considering
re-appointment, and in view of the
fact that Haywood county has been
represented on the board, it is not
likely that a Haywood man will be
named by Governor Hoey.
Class In Puppetry
Has Been Started
A class in puppetry for the teach
ers, including students -'from both
Haywood and Jackson, was started
during the week with Mrs. Grover
Beard, of the extension division of
education of the University of North
Carolina, as instructor.
The class will continue for four
and a half months, wiflh lesson pe
riods on Thursday afternoons from
4 until 8 o'clock, in the American Le
gion home. There are at present 28
A four and a half months course
in modern equipped playgrounds has
recently been completed by Mrs.
Beard, which included twenty-four
teachers as Students. The work dealt
with games and plays for students
of public schools ranging from the
nrst graae tnrougn hign scnool. A ,
miniature exhibit of a modern play-
ground built by the class is on dis- ;
Will Reduce Salaries Of City
Officials And Cut Commis
sioners To 3 Members
Representative John Cabe has sev
en major changes in mind for Hay
wood '-county, and several others under
consideration, he told The Moun
taineer in an interview in Raleigh
The two most drastic changes will
be made in the county board of com
missioners and the Waynesvillo
board of aldermen- The county
board will be reduced to three mem
bers, and the chairman on a full
time basis. Representative Cabe
plans to reduce the- salaries of the
town board and the mayor.
t the. next flection, Mr. Cube's
sioners .vhall be elected, and that the
Vhairman shall devote his full time
looking after th,, affairs of the coun
ty. It is Mr. Cabe's present plan
to place a salary of $1,000 a jear
for the chairman, and $5 per day for
the other two members.
For the town aldermen, tho sala
ries will be reduced from $36 a month
to $50 a year, if present plans aro
carried out and made into a law.
The salary of the mayor of this city
will be placed at $50 a month in
stead of $72. This new scale for sal
aries will heconv effective after the
city election this coming May.
Mr. Cabe also has a bill which he
plans to introduce which will cut the
pay of the city tax collector in half.
Town taxes are collected on a per
centage basis, and the percentage wiil
Back to the county -changes,-a bill
which would, make the tax collector'-! .
oflice elective will be introduced. At
present, the' tax' collector is -appointed
by the board. of ccmrriissioners. This
bill, in the tentative form, specifies
the same salary as at present, namely.'
$I,MM' ,1 year.
In 1!."' the legislature passed a law
which ,lio away w.th the absentee
ballots ,;,eing cast for vounty oflives.
Abscmeo .ballots' can , v ,ast for
state and national candidates, So
Representative Cabe plans to change
this law and make it the same as it
was before lf35, in order that ab
sentee ballots can be cast for any
candidate by ' any Hay Wood voter.
Mr (labe also favors includine? Il.iv.
-wood -county in a bill .that f,:, mI.
ready-'ireen iiitrodureff whi,.h ,;ii
I a -ban
,. ...v lw ,,UL
- -i. . .win snooting tire
: "'" " this county. " The bill, in the
. pi ; . -l ilt form, however, provides for
; -display 'of - fin woiks upon per
1 n'-'S!-1"i of officers of the county,
I Jhv legislature of. Jl.j:j created the
, ofhc,. of deputy vonstal le. Mr. Cabe
'"-'sinucn as the office - -is- not
hlled at pasent, ;.i,d h(. s,.,.s no
nason for its existence, he -will in:
t reduce a bill to aoolish it.
; Another matter tnnt, Repreciv;a
tive Cabe is giving niueb ( onsideralion
is the revaluation- of pivjperty. He
has not-.made any decision as to what
he will doer this mtitter as yet, onlv
Mating, "I have the matter un ,, "
A. state-wide. bill, and p.-, bans t.io-
(flllV h, 1 .1... , ...
unS imiuiti inai rie win
inu'l'uce, calls, -for payment of age
nc,""ix ;Jlv, lo Civil War Veterans an i
lile'r . wivvs each month, instead of
tATr ,,vix m(r!ths. The reason for
tfli bill, he poinud out, is that there
-.-. r, ui tin- oiu tomiers or
their widows left, and most or 'hem
depend on their pension, that they'
should have it When they need it
most. Making the payments monthly
would not add any additional cost on
the state, and would n.e.-tn but little
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W. E. SHEPHERD PASSES
AWAY IN COLORADO
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News was received here during the
week of the death of W. E. Sheperd,
a former resident of Haywood coun
ty, which occurred in Denver, Colo.,
on January the 10th.
Mr. Sheperd was the cashier of the
old Bank of Waynesville, of which
Captain Alden Howell was president,'
for some years before moving t
He is a brother-in-law of Horrre
N. Sentelle, of Canton, having marrie I
Miss Lavonia Senteile, daughter of
the late Rev. R. A. Sentelle. we'l
known educate of Haywood county,
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