HE WAYNESVILLE MOUNTAIN
Published In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
FIFTY-THIRD YEAR NO. 5
WAYNESVILLE, N. ( .. THURSDAY,. FEBRUARY 4. 1937
$1.00 IN ADVANCE IN GXHJNTY
ports Given To C. j
Of C. Directorsj
Annual Meeting And Election Of j
Directors Will Be Held. Fri
day. Feb. 26th
The directors of the Chamber of
Commerce have set Friday evening-,
February 26th, as the date for the
annual election of directors for the
toming year. The meeting will be
field at the court house. ,
At their meeting '1 uesday night, the
directors heard a report from the sec
retary. J. Pale Stentz, as to the ac- I
iiviiies of the organization for the j
part year. The report was encour
aging from every point, the directors
agreed, and the number of things!
that have been accomplished were
termed as "astonishing" by the di
rectors. Mr. Stentz will give this same re
port ac ine aiiiiuu uitreujijf.
The report of the treasurer of the
organization also showed that over j
$2,100 have been collected for 1936. j
There are several pledges with bal
ances due, the report showed. V. H. '
Massie is treasurer,
Beside the reports, Charles E. Ray, i
Tr ,iHf.nt called for rpnort from !
the industrial committee; of winch L. j
M. Rieheson )s chairman. The board
entered into a discussion of the re- j
port, and it was the opinion of the
board that the committee's report was
the most encouraging that had been
made in a number of years. Active
work along several lines has been
started, but no definite statement re
garding any one of these ws made
To Interior Of Store
At C. E. Ray's Sons
Extensive improvements have been'
in progress at C. E. Ray's Son for
the past several weeks. The ceiling
ef the store ha, been re-painted, and
a number of dress compartments in
the ready-to-wear department.
In the ready-bo-wear department,
three dressing rooms have been built.
This will afford an individual room
for the customers, it was pointed out.
Several dress cases, with sliding
doors, have been built. These will
give more space for the display of
Several changes have been made in
the shoe department. Two display
cases have been added to the equip
ment, and a separate department es
tablished for the large sto..lt of work
Plans are being made to make other
mterior changes, it was learned.
Hill Sharp Hurt
When Truck Hits
Hll Sharp was painfully injured
ast Thursday afternoon, when the
lightweight truck he wa riding in
crashed into the side of a freight en
gine at the Boyd Avenue crossing.
Sharp sustained a fractured skull,
but was reported as doing nicely at
'.the '..Haywood County Hospital yes
terilay. Carl Reece wag said to have bees
the driver of the track, and W. Craw
itL MoCracken was a passenger.
Neither of them were injured. The
frock hit the engine about mid-way,
t was said, and then crashed into a
telephone pole. Other than a broken
wheel the truck was not damaged.
The accident happened during one
ef the hardest downpours of l..t
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BUYERS FROM MASSIE'S
ON TRIP TO ST. LOUIS
Mr. Hugh Massie and Mrs. Roy
trpbe11 on Sunday for St. Louis,
where they will - to purchase spring
merchandise fo- .assie's Department
tore. In Knoxville they joined a
group of buyers and motored to St.
Loms. Mr. Massie had intended
TOakmg the trip last week, but was
wt.vea on account of flood conditions.
To AH Readers
Are you keeping up with
what is going on in Wash
ington and Raleigh by read
ing the two special columns
under "What Is Going On
In Our Capitals?"
We believe you will find
in them some facts that are
of vital concern to you and
DR. C. E. BARKER
Noted Lecturer To
Appear Here Tues
day, February 9th
Rotary Club Of This City Spon-
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"e Aanresses ' ,
Four million adults, three million
high school students, and a half mil
lion college students have bei. in
spired by Dr. Charles E. Barker, lec
turer and teacher, who comes to
Wa -iM-lnci-ill w.vf Tii T.v. L.
9th. under the auspices of the Wav-
nesville Rotary Club. '
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Dr. barker will speak at eleven
o'clock before the high school stu
dents, and at 12:45 he will speak to
the Rotary Club, and at 7:30 thai
evening will address the public at the
His most nopular lecture: "How To
Make The Mot Out of Life," has al
ways inspired the high school stu
dents. It has been found that three
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Make Changes On
(Spei-Jal to The Mountaineer.)
Representative John Cabe has in
his pocket a bill which he will intro
duce within the next few days, mak
ing material changes in the Board of
Education of Haywood county. He
will appoint John Best as a member
of the board for a term of six years,
R. T. Messer foi- four years and Hom
er V. Cagle for two years. The- term
of office of all the members thus ap
pointed will begin on April J, of this
Mr. Cane's bill, to reduce the salaries
of the mayor and the members of
the board of aldermen of W'aynesville l
has Dot vet. been introduced, but the
Haywood representative states that
tiiis too will be dropped into the
hopper of the Houes within a short
Mr. Cabe'f bill regarding the change
on the board of elu atien, reads as
Section 1. That the Board of Educa
tion of Haywood County be composed
of three members, to-wit: R. T. Mes
ser, John Best and Homer V. Cagle,
who shall begin their terms of office
from and after the first day of April.
Section II. That John Best be and
he hereby anoointed a member of
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I rp Tti Tniitn i
IU UpUl III XUHII
The latest bu.iness to open in Way-
mesville is the Haywood Monument
Company, with H. B. Angel, genera!
Mr. Angel was here last week, and
rented office spa-e in the First Na
tional Bank building, and the lot just
back of the bank for display of his
He has worked in this territory
for several years as a monument sales
man. and1 savs he has erected monu-
f ments in all parts of the county.
The manager of the new oowern
came to Wayneeville from Franklin.
Last Rites Held
For Mrs. Kinsland
Funeral services will be conducted
this morning from the home in Wood
row, for Mrs. Gertrude Sisk Kinsland,
32, wife of James H. Kinsland, who
died at 1:25 o'clock on Tuesday at
the Haywood County Hospital. Mrs.
Kinsland had been in ill health for
The Rev. Thomas Erwln, pastor of
the Riverside Baptist church, will
officiate. Burial will be in the Bethel
cemetery. T rr
Surviving ace her husband, J. H.
Kinsland, one eon. James, Jr., two
sisters, Mrs. Marjory Morgan, and
Miss Pauline Sisk, two brothers, J.
C, and Harold Sisk.
I Epidemic Of Fishing Fever Rages, As
Winter's Balmy Days Still Continue
Accii.-,i::-,K ;,, c. i- IMott. jrame
.kiiil forestry i..roVn. of Haywood
'U!H ;t,,i KpriitK weather of
Janu.,r h.,s uiven a decided im
petus :,. ii. ,,f lishintt licen
ces. ,un-,- the 1 5 h of January
Uf-. Ii.is sold around 100
'Ki.-liii.t. In.wiver at this siason
of- ill.- vi-ar is confined to I-ake
Junnlusk.i. which is open the year
round with th. exception of forty
d.i iK Liiiiiiiij; the 1 5th of April
fiiui , ln.ni,. ,lu tie ihe Huh. which
Is thr p nini; .season uf ihe
suckers, earn and red horse with
which -In Uik is stock. !,
Ap: !l III. I f.th Mi. trout
sf.iso.'i ooens. w.ih the pr:i Vfp of
:-ti:nj: .iu)y the 31-1. thus
it!., k . 1 1 1- : pnihl. to Iifli .inv day
ihe ve.l; ,1 JlaVHoe.l l.dlllty
Tin- ,.ii l!i;ii; in.,rke,l ihe hii;h-
I i .! . of lie. ',-, - eVel sold tiv
Road From Sunburst
To Rosman Being
built By CCC Men
u ili ij., lu-miifni
" ,k .iititii! Stemc Dm e
When Completed ; And Short-
Cut To S. C.
The ( CC amp at Suniiuist. is now
engaged in imilding a 112-foot road
from "Sunbu:.--. up the mountain to
I'onturt with the road that has been
mini iioni uosinau, in 1 ransv vama
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! A ., mf ' h"" ' to fsouth I ai-
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With Lieut. Magid was
Kamsey, who is in charge of the work.
These two men discu;.-( the r Mork
at the regular wce'dv n ceiitig of :ne
Rotary C.'uo last n- ly. '1'hey o.nt
eii out that, at pivsent thov hau lf.l
men in camp. During til" past weik !
five of the men whom they bad train
ed had been given good jobs.
Approximately $'5,000 is reu .veil
by parent, in Haywod county emh ;
month from their boys who ar" in 1
CCC camps. F:i h boy sends $25 i
The .Sunburst vamp has one of the
highest ratings of any camp in the j
south. The boys are also taught -ev-
eral trades, including masonry, form ;
carpentry, and emcnt work.
;i0-ton bridge.s are being built along
the road over the mountain, and in
several places high
walls have been constructed. Thi
road, when completed, will be one of
the mwt beautiful scenic drives in
Western North Carolina, if was said.
Robert Harilui, of aynesville, is
superintendent of work ia the Sun
Mi. -Jack -Mes.-er and Miss Marie
riott left n Saturoay for' New York
City, where the former has gone to
purchase spring models for the F'ash-
ion nop. iney were accomjMtnied as for ..wick taxes, as stressed in an ad
far as Greensboro by Mr. Jack Messer, i vertiement ;1j.peariiij! dsewhere in
who spent the wtn-k-end in Raleigh. I this jiaper.
IN w AMtivno.v
(By Senator Ilttcrt R. Reynlds.)
Often some bighly constroetive
piwe of legislatM.n is thrown into the
Congressional hopper and lot in the
grind because it lacks dramatic ap
peal. In other words, its great sig
nifirance'is not quickly grasped.- Such
a measure has been offered by my
colleague, Senator King, f Utah.
It asked the President to call for Eed-
and state conferences on the sub-
' ject of taxation with the objective of
bringing order out of chaos in the
There i no single issue of greater
importance to our people toilay than
the need for settling once and for all
the proper sources of tax revenue for
the Federal Government, the states
and their political subdivisions. The
present method of double taxation,
whereby the Federal Government and
the state, and often counties and
cities, tap the same tax reservoirs is
having a disastrous effect. The situ
ation is steadily growing worse.
One example is gasoline. The Fed
eral Government collects a gas tax,
every state .'levies such a, tax, and in
many sections county and cities have
superimposed gag taxes. The result
is that in many areas the combined
taxes exceed .the price of the com
modity. Another example is cigar
ette taxes. In 0ne state the users of
cigarettes pay a Federal tax of six
cents and etate tax of five cents, or
a total of eleven cents on each pack
age. At" this rate, the use of one
package f cigarettes each day means
an annual tax bill of $40.15. Here are
two .flagrant instances of double tax
ation, others could be cited.
The existing duplicate taxation,
made possible through hidden taxes
levies included in the purchase price
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a name warden in the county.
Mr J'lott collected 1.!MI-i on hunt
ing licenses. Jl.fiHO on fishing
license, and $ 1 (Hi on fur dealer.',
tiiakinK a total of $3.tii'4. which
Koos into the fund of the state
conservation and development de
partment. ThiK Iy far the larpest total
amount ever collected in one year
in the county, making a ten per
cent Increase ;n hoth the hunt
itK and fishitiK licenses of the
lushest pieviuus record.
1 hiring tin- months i.f January
a nd F. hni.iry Mr. IMott is direct
ing conservation work in the
c.nnty schools, which includes the
ll-tri..utioii ..f Mer.iMire. ' Uist
month the o: our. no included
st vera! in. n o s tiii'ii ir the limh
s, lie. lis of the ceU'it l' .lohll It
! '"i : in. ,i.si.:.,iu - r of the
!''s'.ih N.ru.nat Fur.
Boucrht By C.V. Bell
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.Mr. Bell Plans To Make Lxten-
she Improvements Soon
After July First
A deed was tiled yesterday by (
V. Hell, for the property, building and
fixtm of the Cherokee Auto Compa-
ny, on Depot street
Mr. Hell said that lie made thr
' t'uri11 the. Home Building
. anJ Loan Association. The sale in-
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'.iii Walker, whn inei'ut.i.u tin. nriiifi.
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first, Mr, Bel! stated.
Soon after the first of July, Mr. liel!
said he would' completely 'remodel the
place,, and make a modern one-stop
station there. Several thousand ..dol
lars will he spent in remodeling the
building, he said, and a complete lino
of Texaco product will be' used. Mr.
Bell ii eouimitiitu agent for The
Texas Company, here.
Meet Again Today
'The' hoard of county cominissioiK i's
are meeting again todhy,. for their
third nieeting this week. They met
all day .Monday and Tuesday.
Chairman J. A. Lowe said that sev
eral special mutters of importance
would be .di. ussed by the board this
morning. The two meetings the first
of the week were necessitated by an
increase in the number' of people ap
plying for relief, and also several del-
egations of citizens who brought mat-
; tor's' before the board,
; Matt'eiy, of general routine were
disposed of. and amonir them wa-s
I completing plans for bringing suits
On i Capitals
(By Dan Tompkins.)
WinS' the two big committee's.- Ap
propiatrons and Finan..? are working
almost day and night on their .H hs
of allotting the moricywith which to
fir.ance the stat.-'s institutions, and
department-s, an in raii-ing the rev
enue for meeting the appropriations,
the Assembly itself has not ben idle,
and is making what will probably be
a r?cent years record in completing
the task and adjourning.
The redistrx ting bill, which would
have followed out the constitutional ,
mandate and mLftributed the mem-
bershin of t he Hous according to the
population oi ine counues, went oown
to its third defeat since the last ten-
sua was lanen. ami Dy a larger ma
jority than in previous sessions.
Representative Cabe, of Haywoolt
Ledbetter, of Jackson, and Cooper, of
Cherokee, were members from the far
west who voted with the east to put
to death the bill which would have
taken representatives : from three
eastern counties and added to the I
Houe delegations from Buncombe,
Guilford and Mecklenburg. Represen
tative . Patton, of Macon, was not
present when the roll was called, Jones
of Swain, Kinsey. Of Transylvania,
and Burgin, of Henderson, of the
Democrats, and Jenkins, of Graham,
of the Republicans, voted for the bill.
All other Republican in the House
joined with the east in defeating the
bill. In 1933 the bill would have
passed, and the constitution would
have been made effective, had it not
been for the fact that the solid Re
publican delegation joined with the
east, in doing the bill to death.
The tobacco compact blil passed the
House and -went over to the Senate
where it now under discussion;
but it i still problematical whether
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New High Mark Is
Reached In Deposits
A new record w; reiiched by
the First National Bank on the
first of February, when the total
resoun.es of the institution were
almost a million dollars in fait,
just short of that figure by $S,5lM,
according to a statement made
yesterday by J. H. Way, Jr., cash
ier. Present deposits are approxi
mately $200,000 more than this
same date last yeur.
Monday morning of this week,
the resources were $S;i7,-15.".iM.
on the same date last year they
, were $H40.4Sil.i;o, wlii. h is an in
crease of $10t'i,(i0t;.7-l.
Judge Alley Being
; Endorsed For Place
On Supreme Court
I Bar Associations In ."") Counties
j Have Already Requested
i d'overnor To Appoint
Judge Felix K. Alley was endorsed
by the directors of t.h ( luunher of
Commerce, for an appoint inent as.' a
member of the Supreme t our!. This
action was taken .Monday night at
Judge Alley has b en endorsed by
the bar assoi iai ioiis of alxnit .r.r coun
i;..o ..r 1 1. . f..,.. i i i..,.a ..
j i,i uiv ;-ni!.ct .111.1 lllllllll Vll HI
I individuals have written (lOVernor
Clyde Hoey asking that he place
Judge Alley on the 'Supreme Court
The llaywoo;! Bar AsMic'.atioii was
among the first to endorse Judge Alley
after it became known last Novem-Ix'l-
that the voters of the si-ato had
overwhelmingly voted to .supplement
the five justices with two additional
ones. Thif.- was a const it .dionaj
amendment, a hit has been passed on by
Friends of Judge Alley who have
been keeping in close tou h with the
situation, .feel that the Wayne villi'
jurist will be one of newly appoint
ed Supreme fVmrt judges.
B. E. Colkitt Now
Heads Bov Scout
Work Of District
At, the meeting of the Canton-Way-nesville
district of the Daniel Boone
Boy ('ouncil, of the Boy Scouts, which
was organized in W'aynesville, last
Friday night, B, E. Colkitt. was elected
chairman, and II. E. Whitehead, of
Canton; was elected vice-chairmnii.
The m eting wan. held at the f'liam-Ix-r
of Commerce and was attended by
M'prit-entat ives of (-'tinton. Waynes
villi', and . tbii'.i'luood, 'Scout .Execu
tive A. W. -Allen, d' -:i. v ,,!;, v
lit the plan of inn ration of. a district'. .
The Canto'i-H'ayiiosviKe district will
supei'visiv and promote. Scouting in
Haywood county. Tiiere a-e already
one troop at Waynesville and one at
Canton and the district, committee
expect-, to organize from five to ten
l new troops tln year. Arrangements
I have hei-n made to start training
j course on I'Vliriiary 1'J for all those
j interested in organizing Scout troops.
I The first two session will he hebr-ih
1 Waynesville and the hint two in Can
''.'. Members 'if the district committee
are: B. E. Clkitt; H. F. Whitehead,
I. M. Richeson, M. C. (ir. en. A. M.
Fairbrother. L. M. Knott, J. Boyd
Smathors, Dr. S. P. Cay, Ralph 1'i-e-vost.'M.
W. Watkiiw, M. H. Bowles.
William Medford, Dr. A. P. (Tine, -mid
Mr.' ;Colkitt' has. appointed the fol
lowing committee chairmen: leader
ship and training, M. D. Watkins;
advancement, William Medford;''..' or
ganization, M. H. Bowles; financ. Dr.
A T f'lino orwl Point, l'w.,w.l . Uiilli,.
'j ' ,f n.' T p' w..c,V;i..i,i '
.u ,;ui vkj, ai. J , 1W it ciniivi i mi )(
j camping, J. Boyd Smathers.
;at , J T
j J QlCd JjUSMeSS
Authority To Ad
Arrangements have been made to
have Mr, Buiscb, of the merchant's
division of the National Canh Regis-
Company, to address the business
men of this community on the subject;
"Business Methods and Efficiency,"
on Monday morning at eleven o'clock,
at the Chamber of Commerce offices.
Mr. Buisch is a much sought after
speaker on business affairs. He is
en route to Atlanta to fill a speaking
engagement before the merchants of
Last year when Mr. Buisch spoke
before the Asheville merchants he was
termed by them as being the best bus
iness authority that they ever heard.
It was only by reason of Mr. Buicsh
passing through Waynesville en route
to Atlanta, that he could stop at Way
nesville. It is seldom that he stops
in towns with less than 20,000 pop
ulation. Everyone interested is invited to at
tend. There will no admission
Sherman Brown To
Face Trial Today,
True Bills Returned In The Four
Cases Growing Out Of Auto
Solicitor John M. Quc'n told Thr
Mountaineer yei-terday afternoon af
ter court had adjourned, that he
would call the case of Sherman Brown,
colored, who is charged with killing
his first cousin, Hilliard Brown, early
in l'.l.'t 1. Brown was arraigned In
court Wednesday morning and enter-ere-d
a plea of not guilty, before Judge
Donald F. Phillips.
Solicitor Queen had not made pub
lic last, night whether he would charge
Brown with first degree murder or a.
lesser charge. W. Roy Francis is
attorney for Brown.
True bills were retuiMied in each
of the four cases growing out. of au
tomobile accidents. They were: Mel
vin Reeves, Miss Annie line Ferguson,
lames Garrett and Ned Carver. These
. ar-es stjind ready for trial, but nodalt
has been set by Solicitor Queen foi
(iudgc'r Bryson, foreman of the
grand jury, told Tho MouiHainoci
that the grand jury had complete
their work Wednesday night, witlt
the exception of inspecting four oi
live public buildingn. and the clerk's
In hif charge to the grand jury.
Judge Phillips pointed out the dutie
of the group by giving the founda
tion and principles and present pur
poses of the grand jury.
He stressed what he termed "two
glowing evils," they we.re reckless
and drunken driving, and the increa.se
of larceny among the white men ami
boys. A glance over the dovket of
this term of court showed that hoth
of the i cds stressed by Judge Phil
li)s. re-:,iwen1,ed a majority of tho
cases on the Haywood docket.
The grand jury named to serve for
the year, were: Gudger Bryson, fore
man, Floyd MeCluiVj J. 1). Duckett
Fred Thompson, Wale Scroggs, B. E.
Smathers, Guy Fulbright, Hernial:
Burgess, Gaston Rhymer, W, L. Kuy
keiidall, J. C. Burnett. II. II. Ander
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County Tax Col
lections Reach A
New High Level
Tax collections for Haywood coun
ty MUtreii To new height last month,
when a total 'of $38,03.10 was added
to the county's treasury, accoiding to
the regular monthly report made Mon
day by .tax 'collector, W. H. Mct'rack
i II to the board of commissioners.
Mr. McCracken's report shov im)
that ' $541.42 of the anwuirit collected
was for iicnalties. Th la-rgest amount
collected was for JU.'iO taxes. This
item amounted t( ,711. fK. Th"
Hi'Jo payments were SMt at $1 1-2.95 .
Collections were mado ba-i;k as fai
The complete ; cpor'. is -in follows:
Veal' Net Taxes Penalties Total
1!27 $. 2. Of $ . $ 2.UI
192V X.Ub 2.f,5 10.71c
l!t2i .-. jrio.o'2 5J.5o ls5.1;
i ;:ui : ; 2.:.'-:.4o . ,7.5i :;oo.'.i i
liei"- i!2.;; 122.4c -i 1
li.'!2 .421.-10 , K4.l',,r,. pMi.0.
10:1:1 :. a;i.x2 . 77.no -w.'.vj.
lll.'i t -. K.".'J..'i2 .'57.17 2(i;l. i:
in:.-, ; i.oo;,.i:; .7.H2 i.l22.:r.
UfM :;i.7ii.."i.s . .Ji.7 1 1 ..ok
Total .'i7,."i21.t8 -.''; 5-11.42 . '3S,0"5'.-1A'
Two Loca 1 Policemen
Now In Flood Area
The following message has lven
received by Chief 'James L. String
field, of the poiice -department from
Ben Bryson and Max Cochran, local
policemen, who left here during tin'
week to offer their .-' .'vices in the
''Arrived in Lou'tyiile safely. II:vve
gool quarters with the CJiarlotte and
Raleigh police department. Tell the
folks we ai'e all Okeh."
Beginning in today's is
j.sue of The Mountaineer
on page three there is a
full page devoted to your
interest. Special atton (ion
is called to the county
If you have matters you
think will be of interest to
other farmers, won't you
send them to us just sign
your name to them.
Narrow Outside Margin