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. 4
WAYNESVILLE. X. C. THURSDAY, JANUARY 28. 1937
$1.00 IN ADVANCE IN COUNTY
Criminal Term Of
Court Will Convene
One First Degree Case Schedul
ed, and Three To Face Trial
For Killing Persons With
The Feburary term of criminal
,-eurt will convene here Monday mom
with Judge Donald F. Phillips
Solicitor John M. Queen said yester
day that the docket was heavy with a
iarV'e number of minor cases, mostly
ftir liquor violations and larceny.
There is only one first degree case
scheduled for trial. Sherman Brown,
voiored, will face trial for the murder
of his first cousin, Hilliard Brown,
here early in 1934. Sherman es
caped at the time of the shooting, and
was arrested some weeks ago and
k'dtred in jail.
During the Pas fpw months throe
persons have been killed on Haywood
county highways by automobiles, and
Solicitor Queen said he would call for
trial the alleged drivers of the three
cars which are iaid to have struck the
IKdple. All three people killed, he
pointed out, were struck from behind.
The cases he plans to call for trial
this term of court include:
Melvin Reeves for the death of
Lloyd Downs, at Lake Junaluska.
James Garrett for the death of Jim
Mull, at Hazelwood. -.''-
Miss AnnL Roe Ferguson for the
death of Murray Ferguson, on Jona-
Solicitor Queen also said he would
call for trial Ned Carver for hitting
Junior Caldwell with a tru k on the
Another icase which Mr. Queen
said would be called, was that of Andy !
Kirkpatrick, of Canton, charged with!
It is announced that the following !
divorce suits would be heard on Mon- ,
day, February 8th: i
Sutton vs. Sutton; Cagle vs. Cagle; !
Rhinehart vs. Rhinehart; Gaddy vs.
baddy; May brook vs. Maybrook; Pen
land vs. Penland; Justice vs. Justice,
and Thompson vs. Thompson.
Following is a list of the jurors:
First Week: H. H. Anderson,
Clyde; Paul Martin, Waynesville;
Floyd MeCIure, Waynesville; W. E.
Sheffield, Beaverdam; W. L. Kuyken
dall, Jonathan; Lee Howell, Jonathan;
G. C- Chambers, Pigeon; Joe Mormino,
Waynesville; D. M, Arlington, Fines
Creek; J. C. Burnett, Pigeon; Wayne
Medford, Clyde; J. D. Duekett, White
Oak; Gaston Rhymer, Beaverdam;
Harrison Davis, Fines Creek; B. E.
Smathers, Beaverdam; J. R. Thomp
son, Beaverdam; Brace Sellers. Clyde;
S. L. Smart, Iron Duff; Wade Scrcggs,
Beaverdam; Fred Thompson, Waynes
ville; M. H. Ferguson, Crabtree; R.
H. White, Iron Duff; Jack Bradlev, Ivy
Hill; C. J. Palmer, Waynesville; G. H.
Messer, Crabtree; Carl Edwards, Pig
n; S. L. Queen, Ivy Hill; E. J. Pin
ner, Beaverdam; W. R. Boyd, Jona
than; M. Theodore MoOacken, Way
inesvilie; A. C. Hen son, East Fork;
R- G. Coffey, Waynesville; Gudger
Bryson,. Beaverdam; Walter Lowe,
.White Oak; Herman Burgess, Jona
than; J. w. Ray, Waynesville; Guy
Fulhnght, Waynesville; Albert How-
Ivy Hill; J. W. Rhinehart, Pigeon;
T- V. Long, Pigeon; R. F. Swayn
Plnh Waynesville; Leslie Moody
Second Week: Jay Morgan. Pig
m; Lawson McElrOy, Iron Duff; Joe
Early, Jr., White Oak; Chas. A. Rho
flarmer, Beaverdam; S. E. Hipp?,
Beaverdam; C. B. Crawford, Iron
Duff; S. R. Felmet, Beaverdam ; Reed
l artan, Ivy Hill; Grady Wilson, Jon
athan; W. B. Poston, East Fork ; R.
I. Messer, Waynesville; J. B. Sen
wile. Pigeon ; J. Ray Francis. Way
nesville; R. C. Davis, Crabtree; Ray-
Katnbone, Fines Creek.
Former Resident Of
, Ir- Tom P. Jimison, former resi
dent of Haywood county, and now of ,
Charlotte, is spending eeveral weeks
this section, following a 10-weeks
llness in a Charlotte hospital. - j
-"eppent part of Tuesday in Way
"v.Ile with his old friends. He plans
return to his home in Charlotte
sometime this week-end. !
. At th time of his illness, Mr. Jim
Kon was a special writer on The
AokIr-and Mrs- Mark Killian, of
Asheville. r ... ,
, -vie wit; Kutfaws vei uir
KMan f Mr' and Mrs- M-
The following cash prices were be-
2 Wednesday by the Farmers
,cw heavy weight hens . ....12c
Chickens, fryers . ........... ...12c
gs dozen , .16c
m, bushel . . . goc
Wheat, boshel ..... "'...""" " " fl 10
Drinking Of Liquor, And Im
moral Conduct Seems To lie
"Is the world petting better r
worse " was the question put to So
licitor John M. Queen one night this
week, as he studied the docket of
criminal court which convenes here
"That is quite a question," he said.
"Have a chair, anj we'll talk it over
first," he told the representative of
Solicitor Queen started out by say
ing that there were entirely too many
cases in criminal ourt. The number
of first degree casts has shown a
marked decrease, while the number
of minor cases has been on the in
crease. "Forty years ago. there was only
one larceny case tried in this county
at ;ne term of court. Today we have
su,h a large number that it makes me
ashamed to count them," he said,
"Of course," he continued, "I can't
go far towards answering your ques
tion without getting off on the sub
ject of liquor. When the people real
ize that liquor is our country's great
est menace, then we will have more
enforcement of the liquor laws, and
more public sentiment supporting the
Local Unit Of Farm
ers Federation To
Have Larger Space
George A. Brown, Jr., manager of
the Waynesville office of the Farm
ers Federation, stated last week that
pi-esent plans are for the Federation
to open the addition to their building,
which is now being remodeled and re
painted. The store room formerly occupied by
Henry Hardware Co., will be the new
location of the office. Merchandise
will also be displayed in the new
room, and the present room will be
used for storing large bulk lines.
A door will be cut in thewall be
tween the two buildings, and this will
offer two entrances, either from
Depot street or Commerce street.
Special bins are being built for
seeds, etc., Mr. Brown said.
"The new addijtion will give us
more space, and will enable us to dis
play goods that are now packed away
in bulk," he said.
Union Reports At
Over $2,400 Saved By Members
Since Last August, Annual
The Junaluska Tannery Credit
Union, which was organized last Au
gust, held their annual meeting in the
assembly room of the England-Walton
offices, Thursday night, with 110
of the 150 members present.
The credit union was organized un
der the supervision of the State In
surance Commission, with the idea of
teaching and practicing thrift, and
rendering service to member when
they need financial aid.
Shares are sold at $5 each, and
members take as many shares as they
want, and pay into the association
weekly such amounts b& they can best
spare. Th, amounts range from
twenty-five cents up. When a mem
ber needs a small loan, his applica
tion is handled by the board of direc
tors through the credit committee,
and after proper endorsement, the
loan is either made or rejected. Only
six per cent . interest is charged for
loans. Each ; loan requires two en
dorsers on the notes, it was pointed
The organization is non-prsfit, and .
is Jnerciy set up iui urc .-civilc wo-
can be rendered, together with en
Frank C. Compton is president of
the organization, and the directore are
as follows: J. C. Helmick, J. F. Mc
CIure, A. H. Jones, and Charles Pal
mer. The supervising committee is
J. V. Blalock, N. W. Davis and Gene
Wyatt . . '.:. . - -. l. '
The report as made at the meeting
last week showed that since August,
a total of $2,400 had been saved by
the members through the facilities of
While this is the only organization
of this kind in Hazelwood, , it was
pointed out by ail officer of this asso
ciation, that similar credit unions
have been organized at practically all
of the larger, industrial plants west of
Mr. and Mrs. Guy if assie spent
Thursday and Friday in High Point,
where they went to attend the annual
j officers. As n i now, the public in
I general doe-s not want the law en-
forced, and as a consequence we have
j thiji deporable condition existing."
.for the past lew years I have
had one woman, in particular, coming
to sit me regularly about ding some
thing to put a stop t so much liquor
being sold. N'ot so long ago I hap
pened up on this woman's car ns a
bootlegger was starting to put liquor
in the car. I have not heard from
her since. That is true of manv neo-
! pie. They want the solicitor and law
enforcing-officers t0 make other peo
ple obey the law, but they don t want
to coim under the rule."
The Mountaineer representative
then asked of Solicitor Queen what he
considered next, to the liquor problem
.is the county '6 great es; incline.
"There is no question but what the
wild life among the young people
would come next in line. Not only
are the young people guilty, but some
of the older generation.
"It is deplorable the number of
V 'Ung girls most of them 17 and IS
i -that run over the count rv- at niirht
with nien. I do. not want to try. and
make the condition appear worse than
it really is, bin if all th,. fact- wore
told of what happen-- right here in
Waynesville, and Haywood county.
(Continued on Back rage)
Oil Company Asks
Town To Grant Per
mit For New Station
Sinclair Hi fining Company Inter
ested In Building On Ken
moro Hotel Site
Tuesday night the board of alder
men, mayor members of a citizens
committee and representatives of the
Sinclair Refining Company, had a
joint meeting at which time they dis
cussed at length the proposal of the
oil company to erect a service sta
tion on the site where the old Ken
more Hotel now stands.
The board of aldermen were asked
to repeal the ordinance which they
recently passed prohibiting the erec
tion of any service staions between
Iepot street and the post ofli e.
The oil company obtained a build
ing permit to erect their station about
a year ago, and since that time the
ordinance was passed. The building
permit has already expired, it was
The board withheld their decision
until later this week. It was learned
Wednesday morning that there is lit
tle likelihood that the board will
change their mind. It see nip that
they intend to stand behind the or
dinance. Charles E. Ray, Jr., a'-ted as chair
man of the citizens : committee, and
William T. Hannah was legal rep
resentative for the oil company. Of
ficials of the company attended the.
The citizen! committee recently
circulated petitions and secured scores
of names on them, in which they asked
the oil company not to build on the
lot, which V in the heart of town, but
to secure some other location.
MR. FRANK MIIJ.ER GOES TO
Mr. Frank Miller left during the
week for Durham, where he has en
tered Duke Hospital for treatment.
Mr. Miller has not been well for
(By Senator Robert R, Reynolds)
WASHINGTON, D. C. Special)
It is too early to anticipate the
course of the new Seventy-fifth Con
gress in reshaping Federal programs
and Federal activities in the light of
the brighter economic skies that
have followed the wake of de
pression storms. However, there is
every indication that the Congress will
give more than usual study to each
recommendation that may call for
larger expenditures, increased activ
ity and new functions of government.
Evidence of this is already avail
able in the form of the unprecedent
ed interest in the e-stimate of income
expendituresthe Federal budget
submitted to Congress by the Pres
ident. Thus it if obvious that ex
penditures must be justified on the
basis of the contribution they will
make to the public welfare.
Predictions of a "rubber stamp"
Congress by reason of the sweeping
victory of the President last Novem
ber, and the top-heavy Democratic
majorities in. both Houses are not
borne out by developments to date.
THE BUDGET The Federal budg
et for the fiscal year 1937, as sub
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What's Going On our Capitals
Sponsors Named For
day Ball Saturday
Tickets On Sale At Ixcal Drug
Stores For Rail Which Will
Be In Canton
Plans for Waynesville's part in the
President's Ball to be held in Canton
on Saturday evening, are going for
ward under the chairmanship of W'.
CJ. Byers and Bill l'revost, vice chair
man. Tickets are being placet) on
sale at Alexander's, Waynesville
Pharmacy, and' Smith's Cut Rate
Drug Store. All patriotic citizens
ai urged to buy tickets even if not
planning to attend the ball.
Seventy per cent of the amount
realized from the ball will be kept in
Haywood county. -and will be spent on
the care of crippled children whose
i ca-es w in taken, upon recommenda
tion- ef tht county medical society.
The remaining ;0 per cent will be sent
it Ui,, Warm Springs Inundation,
Chairman Byers has appointed the
following to fit i ve as sponsors lor the
ball from Waynesville: Town of
Waytie.-ville. . Miss Marietta Way ;
Town of Hazelwood, Mayor and Mrs.
Whiteiit-r Provost; Women's Club,
Mrs. S. .P. (Jay; Business and
Professional Women's1 Club. Miss 11a
Utocn; Ha v wood Chapter, U. 1. C.
Mrs. W. !.'. MiCrackon; porcas Bell
l.ove Chapter. I). A. R., Mrs. J. F.
Abel; Rotary Club, Mi-V Hester' A line
Withers: Chamber of Commerce, Miss
Alice Stringfield; N. Y. .. Club, Miss
I.ucy Jonen; Seven Club, Mrs, Krman
linnan; Booster Club, of Hazelwood,
Mrs. L. N. Uavis.
American Igion, Mrs. l.i Roy
Piivis; American Legion Auxiliary,
Mi. Frank WVrthingUri; Musk- Club,
Mrs. Robert II. Stretcher; Eastern
Star, Mrs. John M. Queen'; Waynes
ville Parent-Teacher - Associat ions Mrs.
Jack ..Messer; Spanish-Anier.ican War
veterans, Mrs. Jiinmie Boyd; Waynes
ville Township High Slicool Athletic
Assoiiation, Mitv': Margaret Walker.
Last Rites For Rev.
D.R.Allen, 79, Held
I Retired Baptist Preacher Passed
Away In West Canton
Funeral services were conducted
on Saturday afternoon at the Allen's
Creek Baptist church, of which he
was 'a member, for the Rev. I), Rufus
Allen. 78, retired Baptist minister,,
who. died at his 'home in West Can
'on on Thursday night, following an
illness of several weeks. Rev. J. M.
Woodard and the Rev. W. M. Truitt,
of Hazelwood, officiated. Burial was
in (In en Hill cemetery.
The acvtive pallbearers were the
f(dlowing nephews: K. Allen, (Jar
land Allen. Jult. Allen, Alney Mehaf
fey, Hon Kelly, and Cephus Medford.
The houorary pallbearers were: Dr.
W. C. Johnton. Dr. J. It. Westmore
land, Dr. F. M. Davis, ()ra Smathers,
Rufus Kerlev.H. A. Osborne, J. T.
Bailey, M. L, Frady, Dock McKlrath,
and R. W, Kale, -all of Canton; J, C.
Welch, Robert Welch, William
Snyder, Bud Love, Dr. J. F. AM, Tom
Lee, Grady Bovd, Jesse -James, and
Dr. J. R,McCracken, all of Waynes
Surviving Mr, Allen . --are his widow,
six wins, (Jeorge, Neal, Herman anil
D. I.. Allen, of Detroit, Mich., and
William and Lawson, of Canton; two
daughters, Mrs. G. C. Summerrow, of
Hazelwood, and Mrs. R. G. Crawford,
of High Point; two brothers, John 11.
Allen, of Canton, an.l J. C. Alien, of
Waynesville, and two sisters, Mrs.
Lilly Kelly and Mrs. Sarah Mehaffey,
both of Waynesville.
(By Dan Tompkins.)
' RALEIGH. The historian will
probably refer to the present General
Assembly as the social Legislature,
because, while the major part of the
consideration of committee members
has po far been directed at the rou
tine matters of raising revenue and
making appropriations, yet there aro
pending measures of the greatest sig
nificance in the realms of sociology
and humanitarianism. Under the en
thusiastic leadership of President
Roosjevelt, opinions that a few years
ago would have caused the conserva
tives of Democracy to look askance
at on? who dared to entertain them
and the utterance of .which would have
brought forth anathemas from party
high priestg are now popular and or
The special session, as everybody
knows, put North Carolina in line with
the rest of the states, in co
operation with the federal gov
ernment in providing for unemploy
ment and old age compensation for
those who toil in the employment of
A bill, offered in the House by Mr.
(Continued on page 6)
This Community Responds With
Over $500 In Cash To Red Cross
Bur ley Is Serious,
Smith Points Out
Cites Changes In Agricultural
Lines In Haywood County
In Past Few Years
County Agent W. P. Smith was the
speaker at the Rotary Club last week,
at which time 'he' outlined hrieby, a
comparison of agriculture affair of
Di.TI and ID.it;, as applied to Hay
He pointed out that in P.),'i 1 the
average prke paid to Haywood farm
ers for hurley tobacco was ten cents.
The average for the past season wa
slightly over forty Cents. At this
place, Mr. Smith sai the great dan
ger now with the hurley grower is
an over-production :n Western
"Wo need to keep a proper bal
ance on this crop. We should have
learned our lesson back in lt'.'ll with
ton-cent tobacco, and an over produc
tion will mean the same thing again,"
People in agricultural lines are no
quick to make changes, the speaker
said, but. here in this county many
change have taken pla e, a-nd all for
the better. J
The three major programs being
carried on now are dairying, truck
ing and beef cattle. In the Ci.ttle
lines, over 100 pure-bred animals have
Irt'en 'lidded to herds in. the . county.
This applies to both dairy and beef
cattle. - ..
Mr. Smith ure-ed members of the
j club touissisf in encouraging every
farmer to have a flock of poultry on
their farm. Ht. stated that he would
not advise large commercial flocks,
but those large enough to meet the
demand of local consumption.
President Sisk named Charles E.
Ray, Jr., M. H. Bowles and W. Curtis
Russ, as a committee to arrange for
the public meeting at the court house
here on Tuesday, February !)th, at
which time Dr. Charles K. Barker, of
Grand Rapids, Mi. Ii., will address
citizens of the community.'- He is
known over the entire country for
his famous lectures, having been
heard in nior,, than 7.000 schools, and
by more than four million, adult.
A committee composed of Ernest
L. Withers, Hugh Masv.ie and W
Curtis Rusk, Avas named to make plans
for the district conference which will
be held in Co!uinhi:i early in May.
, !r. IV. mas ' St rini'field, Jr.,' wa
voted in n a hew 'member to the club.
Mr. Howe, of :'.- I'. .M.!k ( ,,,.
panv. Was a gUfj-t a! , tin- meeting
To Preach Sunday
in uie aosence (il 111'. K, J I ues-
dale, who is spending several day, -in
j Florida, the Rev. Frank Smathers.
, of W'eaverville, will preach at the 1 1
o clock service, at the First Methodist
church on Sunday morning.
The Rev. Mr. Smathers is the pas
tor of Weaverville MethKlist church,
and prior to that pastorate served a
church in Charlotte. He i a giad
uate of Vanderbilt University, and is
a speaker of much force.
Th,. afternoon service at 5 o'dock
will be conducted by the Rev. John
Carper, pastor of Long's Chapel,-, at
Dr. (iay Named Head Of
Asheville Dental Study Club
. Dr. S. P. Gay was elected presi
dent of the Asheville Dental Study
Club at the regular meeting held last
week in Asheville, Ap the name im
plies the group meets for the pur
pose of studying problems of their
profession. Dr. Gay succeeds Dr. W.
F. Bell as president.
THE TRUESDALE GO TO FLORIDA
FOR A VISIT
Dt. and Mrs. R. S. Truesdale and
daughter, Miss Bobbie Jean Trues
dale, left on Sunday afternoon for
Fort Lauderdale, Fla., where they will
spend ten days a3 the guests of
Mr. Joij Jack Atkins, who is a stu
dent at Brevard College, has returned
to Tesum hi.a wnrlr. nftor a firiof vicif
with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. James
Atkins, Jr., at Lake Junaluska.
Judge Felix E. Alley is spending
this we,ek with his family. He leaves
next week for Asheboro, where he
will hold court.
Mr, and Mrs. R. L. Prevost are
leaving this week for Florida. They
will go down the East coast and return
by way of the West coast.
besides Cash Contributions, $300
Worth Of Clothing And Food
Sent To Flood Area
The citizens of Waynesville, Lake
Junaluska, Hazelwood, and the sur
rounding territory, have answered the
appeal for relief funds for the strick
en flood area in the Ohio valley with
liberal generosity. In many instances
funds have been donated without so
Before the driv4 by the Waynes
ville Chapter of the Red Cross got
underway, pearly one hundred dol
lars had been turned into the chap
ter treasurer, William Medfoid, ac
cording to H. W. Baucom, chapter
chairman. Yesterday Mr. M-e-dford sent
Red Cross headquarters, a chock for
the chapter's piota ef $;!00.
The chapter was first aked fr
$(1(1.00. but the last call set the quota
at. $:00. To date there has been
given to the cause approximately
$o00. Another 'check will be sent in
the near future. For the greater ex
pediency in assisting the -flood area.
Red Cross headquarters have been
moved from Washington to Nashville,
In addition to the money contribu
tions a movement started by W. C.
Medford, resulted in the donation of
a truck'. load.. of bedding, wearing ap
parel, canned goods, groceries and
other supplies, valued around $300
This left he i yesterday afternoon and
was loaded with other .supplies'. -in
Asheville, in a car that will be sent
free of charge by the Southern Rail
way, to Louisville.
The largest single contribution was
mad,, by the Junaluska Tannery, with
one hundred per cent of the employ
ees participating, with', the. donation
amounting to $84,50.
Any doctor, nurse, mechanic, plumb
er, pump operator, ex-poli eman, or
electrician, wishing to offer their
service for work in the flood area, are
requested to register with the Re
employment officv in the court house,
and if called they will be notified.
What further calls from the Red
Cross cannot be -'anticipated at this
time, but judging from the following
wire yesterday to the Rev. H. W. Iitu
com, chairman of the Waynesville
Chapter, it will be necessary to raise
more funds: . '
"Flood .suffering has already reach
ed unprecedented proportions with re
lief need., steadily mounting. Under
these conditions impossible now to
name final goal for funds, only limit
Red Cross assistance must le Maxi
mum generosity goal for American
people. Every possible member Nai
tional Red Cross staff now assigned
to field for relief dufy. I call upon all
chapters to assume full initiative their
respective jurisdictions, and mobilize
every community of personal and or
ganization to raise promptly largest
possible amount. Report daily amount
raised. For your information in view
present known needs your goal shoi i
not be lesp; than five times the quota
originally yissitrned. you.
CARV T. GRAYSON,
Anyone who has net made a do
nation, and who wishes to do so, is
asked to leave it with L. N. Davis,
William Medford, II. W. Baucom, Mrs.
T. L. Gwyn. or any other member of
the chapter committee.
COME HERE WHILE
THEIR CITY IS FLOODED
The Rev. H. W. Baucom, Jr., and his
'wife- and young son arrived on Tues
day from Louisville and are the guests
of the former's parents, the Rev. and
Mrs, H. W. Baucom. They came by
train, having driveh eight miles be
yond the city limits to board the train,
as the station :'w completely sub
merged. The Rev: Mr. Baucom is taking
some special work at the Southern
Baptist Theological Seminary. The
buildings of the institution are locat
ed on one of the highest points in the
city, and all students have evacuated,
in order that the place may be used
for relief emergency.
The mayor of Louisville and his offi
cials have taken over one of the build
ings for their headquarters. Another
building is being used for quarters
for one of the orphanages of the city.