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. 6
WAYNESVILLE, N. C, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 1937
$1.00 IN ADVANCE IN CWNTY
Many Cases From
Settled In Week
Held Tuesday For
Mrs. Jas.M. Moody
Wife Of Late Congressman
Moody Passed Away Here
New School Buses
Grand Jury Report
Report Says Buses Of County In
A Delapidated Condition,
And Beyond Repair
Inspired By Dr.
Noted Lecturer, Brought Here
By Rotary Club, Addresses
Over 1,300 People.
Bride of Nine With Her Family'
German Brown Given 19 To 20
Years For Slaying Cousin;
Oniy Homicide Case
t February term of criminal
cvurt adjourned last Saturday, after
one of the hardest weeks work that
court attendants have done in some
time. One qourt omciai remarked
k..t week's work was done in the
one. Judge Donald F. Phillips, of
Sherman Brown, negro, cnargea
.. the murder of his first cousin.
..ntcreH a Dlea of guilty, and was sen-
tented from 19 to 20 years in the state
penitentiary, utner nomiciae cases
were continued by Solicitor John 11.
Amoner the cases disposed oi on tne
last three days, were:
George McGowan, reckless driving,
(I days on the roads.
(Wil Presslev. was sentenced 30
,iuys? on the roads 'for public drunk-
Frank Howell, trespass, six months.
Osbv Rathbone, 30 days in jail far
killing a dog.
Council Pressley, given two vears
us Derided sentence upon payment of
costs for larceny.
Paul Amngton, ordered to pay $H a
month for non-support.
pYed Elliott, given, 90 days, and or
lered to pay $100 for driving drunk,
liinise Smith. two vearK susmmded
sentence for assault with a deadly
Ttiarl Tintnn. riven three months on
roads for assault with a diadl
Sam Huddieston, nnea ana cosia
or assault with a deadly weapon.
Mark Tritt, assault, given twe year6
oil roads. .
Glenn Christopher. reckless driving,
given 2 years suspended sentence.
For an hour and a half , Mr. Buisch,
n noted business authority, pointed
out to a group of business men of this
community, better business methods
Mr. Biusch began his address, which
wag held in the Chamber of Commerce
office, by stating that too often mer
chants were to blame for a town los
ing business, in that they used the
parking places in front of the places
of business instead of leaving them
During the course of his remarks,
he used wall charts to illustrate his
points, and he summed up his talk by
showing that to be a successful mer
chant they mast advertise, modernize,
display, sell, supervise, and control
merchandise, control transactions, and
"The best way to get more business
is to deserve it," he told the mer
chants; "And the greatest asset a
man has today is an open mind."
Local Men Praised
For Workln Ky.
The following letter has been re
ceived by the mayor, regarding the
work of the two former police officers,
Bryson and Cochran, who offered their
services to the flood stricken area:
"The Mayor, . '
Wayneeville, N. C. .
I 'ear Sir: . "
"During the past week your two
Tn have been serving with me in
"The services of these men have
been almost beyond praise. They
have proven themselves to be members
of a highly efficient police force in
their willingness to serve in this emer
"It has been an honor for me to
have been associated with them.
Major LYN G. ADAMS,
Supt. Pennsylvania State Police.
Highland Police Building, Building,
Bryson and Cochran returned dur
ing the week from Louisville, and
state while conditions are much im
proved, there is a tremendous amount
f work to be done to bring the situ
ation back to normal.
Since last Thursday, 75
subscriptions have been
paid to The Mountaineer,
27 of these were new.
48 were renewals.
Another indication of The
Last rites were held on Tuesday af
ternoon at three o'clock at the .Meth
odist church, for Mrs. Margaret E.
Moody, 74, who died at her home here
on Sunday afternoon at 2:15 O'elo-k,
following an illness of several months.
The Rev. W. A. Rollins officiated, and
burial was in Green Hill cemetery.
Active pallbearers were: J. R. Bod,
J. R. Morgan, C. B. Atkineon, Dr. Tom
StringtieM, Will irhelton, and Oliver
H. She! ton.
Serving as honorary pallbearers
were: J. C. Welch. Walter Crawford,
Dr. O. T. Alexander, Henry Caddy, E.
L. Withers. Jack Way. Grov" C
Davis, W. T. Denton, Frank Miller. T.
L. Bramlett, J. P. Francis, Dr. ham
Stringfield. and T- L. Green.
Mrs. Moody was the daughter of
the late Benjamin F. Hawkins, who
came to Haywood county several
yeare before the War Between the
States, and Mrs. Lucinda Battle Haw
kins Crymes. On her maternal side.
Mrs. Moody was the granddaughter
of William" Wayne Battle, whose
father, HoUiman Battle, was one of
the pioneers who settled Haywood
county, and who took a leading part
in the formation of the county, hav
ing' been one of the seven commisf lon
ers who selected the county seat.
On May the 20th, 1885. Mrs. Mood
was married to James M. Moody, who
was one of the outstanding lawyers in
Western Carolina, and served witn
distinction as a Major. in the Spanish
American War. In 1900 he was elect
ed to Congress, but died before the
expiration of his term. For years
Mrs. Moody and her family have been
prominently identified with the social
life of this community.
Surviving are the following children:
Four daughters, namely: Mrs. Hugh
Jolly, of Waynesville, Mrs. George Y.
Mebane, of Asheville, Mrs. Fred
Carey, of Hartford, Conn., and Mrs.
Jack Harville, of Washington, I). C,
and one son, Warren Keifer Mood,
of Waynesville, and one sister, Mr?.
Ed Walker, of Crabtree.
I Oppose Proposed
ABC Liquor Stores
j Ministerial Association Wire
I Representative. Senator And
' Governor On Subject
A committee named by the Haywood
Ministerial Association -sent telegrams
to Governor -Hoey, Senator McKee,
and Represenwt've Cabe this week re
garding the proposed legislation on
the liouor question. The committee
was composed of Rev. Frank Leather
wood. Rev R. G. Mace and Rev.
They sent the following telegrams:
"The Hon. Clyde R. Hoey,"
"Remenibeiihg gratefully ' your ef
fective Jealership at the time of the
repeal election we, look to you again
to lead the forces of righteousness
against the .present attempt to lov.er
the legal standards of our State; and
we urge you to mak'; effecTive ideals
set forth in your, inaugural addresr
against your 'public enen.y number
one, and We assure you of the united
support, of the better citizens of t(3is
"Hon. Mrs. E. L. McKee."
"Haywood County- Ministerial As
sociation in meeting assembled this
morning voices unanimous opposition
to liquor stores with state-wide refer
endum." ' , , , ,.
"Representative Cabe s declaration
of purpose to introduce bill to estab
lish liquor stores in Haywood County
without a vote of the people is con
trary to the wishes of the majority of
our people as indicated by every elec
tion in which liquor has been a fep
"Hon. John F. Cabe." .
"Haj-wood County Ministerial Asso
ciation in meeting assembled this
morning voices unanimous opposition
to establish liquor store in Haywood
County without vote of people is not
in actord with sentiment of the people
of thi rounty 33 indicated by every
election in which liquor has been made
a separate issue."
Mr. And Mrs. R. L. Prevost
Have Returned From Florida
Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Prevost return
ed on Tuesday night from a fornightg
motor trip through Florida. They re
port large crowds everywhere, and in
view of the season Florida is having
are optimistic about the coming sum
mer in this section. .
Mr, Prevost states they intended to
spend most of their time in Miami,
but that the pace was too rapid for
him and he moved on up to St, Peters
bury, which he terms & the Old
Eloping at the age of nine to marry a 22-year-old neighbor fan,
boy, Eunice Johns, whose mountain home is near SneedvtUe, Teaw..
bettered the record of both her mother, who waa married at 14,
and a sister who wed at 13. The nine-year-old bride la shown in Um
foreground of tfiis group picture of her parents and two Bistwa.
Training Course For
Scout Leaders Will
Get Underway 26th
Plans have been completed for the
training course for those interested
in Roy .S.out work in Haywoxxi coun
ty, it was announced this week hy B:
E. Colkitt, chairman of the Canton
Waynesville district, which was re
The training course will W for
adults who are interested in seeing tne
Biy Sout work carried to all sec
tions of the county.
A. W. Allen, scout executive, wm
have charge of the courses, which will
be held each Friday evening at 7:;!0
for four weeks. Tne first two of these
courses will be held in Waynesville at
the Masonic Temple, and the .''second
two will be held at Canton.
The courses will begin 1'iidav even
ing, February 20lh.
( Ty '.Senator R ihert R. Reynolds.) .
Remaps no legislation in .American
history has aroused such universal
mtert'st. and affect,.! so many individ
uals as the Social Security Act passed
bv the last. Congress-. ..From the very
first it was, and is now. an experi
ment in meeting one of the most
nosing problems of tne age th'
problem of enabliLg workers to bu'ld
annuities toward the day when they
are beyond tne age of .profitable-employment
.insurance and equally as im
portant, to extend aid to the needy
ageit, to the bhnd and to dependent
Obviously, no legislation of such
scope could be perfect in all its de
tails. Actual administration ha de
veloped loopholes and weaknesses.
More will be found and corrected. Le
gal battles may be anticipated, par
ticularly with regard to those phases
of the act pertaining to retirement
annuities and unemployment insiu
rance. Out of it all will come a
stronger and" better -plan for the fu
ture. . '
But tne puonc assistance features
are based on trie long-standing prin
ciple of Federal-aid to the states. The
Federal Government is giving the ma
chinery and funds to help the states
aid their needy. The states them
selves, througn state laws, mutt. Put
the machinery in motion.
in the brief space of this article,
I shall endeavor to answer a few of
the many questions that have come to
me with regard to one phase of the
act, that which relates to assistance
foraged persons who are needy. One
question -stands out.
Why must we have at this late date
some form of Federal assistance for
(Continued on page two.)
Park Service Urged
To Improve Picnic
Place At Flat Creek
1 Charles E. Ray, Jr., president of
the ('.hamlter of Commerce, wrote J.
Ross Fakin, sup rintenlent of the
Groat Smoky Mountain National
Park, last week, urging that facilituig
be placed at the end 0i the Flat Creek
road for picnic groups.
Mr. Rav pointed out that as many
as 200 people have toi-en at the place
at one time, and he suggested that
rustic tables be placed at the rnd of
tne road, as it is from this point that
the best view can be obtained.
! The pail, ofhcials were also urged
: to grade the place and -provide sani-
-tation faeiid le.
Mrs. J. Wilford Ii;iy had as her
guest over the week-end, her vousm.
Mrs. Madge Morrison, who is now residing-
On ot Capitals
i Bv Dan Tompl inw.)
Swiftly anil unexpectedly-the jquor
issue came to a nead in tin- House ot
iiepre.-ental iv"s, and the advocates of
county option on -the establishment
of ABC stores, such as - are. now op
erating in eighteen of the one hun
dred counties won a c-mipb-te victory,,
assuring that the storey will continue
to operate in those counties, and,, m
the event the ARC stores advocates
win another victory in the Senate.
Other counties can operate similar
stores, under state control, should
they so desire, but ail under dual con
trol l.count!e. and state.
i- The tw liquor bills, introduced by
i Mrs. Hutchins and others, providing
t for a state wide referendum; which
j would, in the event the senate voted
j against liquor, have done away with
present, liquor stores and the sale ot
Twines and beer; and the Hanford bill.
V which was passed by the House, were
I both reported out of Judiciary com
mittee No. 1 at the same time. Mo
; tion to-' begin immediate consideration
'Was made, and the question was on
the adoption of the minority report on
the Hutchins bilL Debate waxen
warm and continued throughout a
day. Hart the minority report been
adopted 'the -people of North Carolina
would have now been headed towards
o .firTidiim and nossible Sahara
I dryness. And the minority report
I . . . 1 " . fTl 1.'
came close to aaoption. a ne uquvi
stores advocates from the Fast tom
bined with the votes of Cooper, of
Cherokee, Patton, of Macon, Ledbetter,
of Jackson, and Cabe. of Haywood,
polled a 58 to 66 vote against the
minority report. Had either one of
the gentlemen named voted for the
referendum, there would have been a
tie, and Speaker Cherry would have
had to untie the deadlock. Advo
cates of the Btate wide referendum
(Continued on page 3)
The grand jury in their report to
the court last week, recommended
that additional school buses be bought,
since the buses now in use are "in
a delapidated condition, some be
yond repair, and 90 per cent need re
pairing. All the buses are overloaded,
with fomt t0 more than double their
The jury further recommended, that
"bus number 2S lc replaced imme
diately, and that all husc liought bo
e(uipped with hydraulic brakes."
The report also made mention of
tne fact that the highway patrolman
had issued a warning about some of
the buses, and that unless something
was done he would have to take step
to keep the buses off the highways.
Further recommendations were that
a garage be established in Waynes
ville, and that, an extra bus lie kept
on hand for use in cases of emergency.
Other rocomnioiidat 1011 made in the
report legarded repairing (f public
buildings in the county.
Funeral For Mrs.
, Held Tuesday P.M.
Daughter Of Mr. And Mrs.
! (ieorge Coble, 'of This City.
Passed Away In Term.
Funeral services were conducted n
Tuesday at. 1 o'clock at tne Massie
Funeral Home, for Mrs. Nannie Coble
Kn kpatrick, wife of Hugh Kirkpat
rick, -of Tate Spriiics, Term., who died
on Sunday night at 10:4f in a hospital
in Mornstown. Tenn. The Rev. W. A.
Rollins, presiding elder of the Meth
odist nhuich, assisted by the Rev. A.
V. Joyner, pastor of the Baptist
church of Canton, officiated. Burial
was in Oreen Hill cemetery.
Pallbearers w're: Charles F. Ray.
Jr., John Ray, James Thomas, Wil
liam .Shoolhrod, Jefferson Id eves, and
Arthur Si hulhofoi:. .
Mrs. Kirkpatrick had been ill for
three weeks and for the past week nor
condition had been critical. She was
the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George
W. Coble, of Waynesville. and resided
here, until her marriage m De.eniiKr,
TJ24, to. Mr. Kirkpatrick.
Surviving are her husband and
four small children, Mary Madone,
Naliev Anne, Sue arid W-lliam; her
parents. Mr. and- Mrs. George W .
Coble; one sister, Mrs. R. I., Sullivan,
of-.Glonrlale. f :i lit.: ;rni.l five brothers.
John, of W.'ivncsville ; alter, of Win
fergarflen. Ha. ; ill, ' At.antn and
Wa.vnesv.ille; Set!. of ('hi'i-lotte, and
Rav. of Bennettsvilic. S. ( .
Judge Phillips High
In Praise Of Boy
' I am ilad to see the Roy Scout
movement is Iteing organi.i-.'i for nil
of Hoywood coupty," was the remark
1' Judge Donald F. I'hnlins,. who hold
.urt. here, last week. This -tatemcnt
was made to The Moui.taii.eer just
helo-e the Rockingham j in-! !; for
Ins home S-rdurday.
"The Roy Scout, movement is a
vci'v tine Oiie. and I can sav thh, that
during. my -12 years as solicitor, and
the. -three years 1 ha i'e been on th
bench, I have never had a Bov Stout
or a former Scout come before ni
that I know "tf."
"There is no question but what ttio
P,oy Scout organization is the finert
movement i l the country for the
voung boys. The Scout movement:
teaches boys to respect the law. and
gives them the right atttitude toward
their fellow citizens, and above al l,
points out in a practical way t he
'give and take" idea."
"I am thoroughly sold on the Scout
Judge Phillips 'was .questioned, as
to what remedy he wouid suggest foi
reducing the increasing number of
cases of young boys being charged
To this query, he answered: "That
begins in the home, but I feel that if
more hoys would become members of
the Boy Scout organization, or the
Knights of Columbus, that we would
notice a decrease in crime among the
C. W. Bailey Better
C. W. Bailey, compositor of The
Mountaineer, was reported to be get
ting along nicely in the Mission Hos
pital, in Asheville, yesterday after
noon, following an operation Monday,
on his eye.
Mr. Bailey is expected to leave the
hospital this week-end.
Three separate audiences were hehj
spell-bound here Tuesday, as Dr.
Charley E. Barker, an outstanding lec
turer, talked straight from the shoul
der on problems of vital importance
to individuals and families.
Dr. Barker was brought here by the
Waynesville Rotarv Club, as a fea
ture of their community service. The
Rot a Hans and 25 guests heard him
iis'uss the history of Rotary, and
what the organisation had done to
wards furthering peace among the
nations of the world.
Tuesday afternoon, ho talked at
length with the entire student body
I of the high school, including tne tio
I students and faculty, and also a good
i number of adults. Having been on
i the lecture platform for 2'i years. Dr.
Barker, not only entertained his au
dience, but confronted them with force
ful facts. He pointed out to the stu
dents the advantage of exercising
' each day. The proper methods of
tudy. which would assure success, and
i the danger and folly of "petting,
spooning and necking." On the last
point he dwelled at length, talking
d'oiii the viewpoint of a pii-ront. He
eded a number of instances wtierf
high school students thought that
i "petting" and the like, were harm
I V, because "they always knew just
' how far to go." Dr. Barker, in a woll
. hoM'it illustration, -showed them that
' too often that such Wiv not the ease.
I Tuesday niirht at the couit house,
he talked 'on "The Most I m portant Job
In The W' rid," to an audience of at
I least H00 He said that parents should
I make their children mind; that par
' cnis should attend some religious ser
i vice at least once each wetl; the ne
i cesi!y of a Boy Scout and Girl Scout
' troop' in each community; and the
I importance of parents being fair to
i their children by telling them the
In his address Tuepday night, Dr.
Barker als pointed out to parents
the evils of voting peop'e "petting'
and rdead with parents to take then
children inU their confidence and dis
cuss sivh matte rs with them.
Over $1,000 In Cash
And Supplies Sent
To Flood Sufferers
Contribution-, continue to ie made
to the flood relief emergency fund of
the local chapter of the R'd .Cross,
"according.' to William M-cdford,
Since the last report of funds, .the
Baptist church, of Hazclwood, ha
contributed $2X.M, ' Ihe Waym svil'e
Townh-p High School .udnt, f2.r) 00
and the C'C camp at Mt. Ste rling,
S2K.UQ, 'with every person in the amp
making a donat-or-. and Mrs. Andrew
Mooie of Nw Yo-k .tv, $Lr. 00, in
memory of her parents, Mr. a:,d Mrs.
Lucia' M. Welch. This brings the
i mount un to STiT.dO. coT''nbi.tel bv
the local chapter. ;
D;irmr 'the nasi. w ek -supplies ot
food and clothing amounting to $100
were sent from htfke J una luska. mak
ing a (otil of thK giv-un ot donations
around. $W.- This bnngs the tifal f
suppl;ei ,-nd nioiiev iloiat.ed to some
tlnnf o" i "1 1'"' bv the V.aynes
ville chi'pt r. .
So far checks amounting ao
have been ent a.id another -will go
forward duiaiir the coming week :
:l Surgeons From
Here Attend Meet
The regional meeting of the Amer
ican College' of -Surgeons, which was
held lasr week in Atlanta was well
attended by Wavnc-ville physicians.
Those attending from here were: Dr.
J Rufus M-Cracken. Dr. W. Dudley
Smith, and Dr. .1. F. Abel,
Old Age Benefits
Are you familiar with the
Old Age Benefits, as set out
in the Social Security Act?
In the special column to-
day from Washington, by
.Senator Reynolds, this time
ly subject is discussed in
very simple language. You
will profit by knowing some
of the facts set forth in this