Published In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
HTHIRD YEAR No. 7
WAYNESVILLE. X. C. THURSDAY. FEBRUARY 25, 1937
$1.00 IN ADVANCE IN COUNTY
OfC. Of C.Will
Be Held Tonight
Directors Will Be Elected.
Officers Will Make Annual
foe annual election nreuuK " "
r f fvmmerce will be held
fcrsday evening at the court house
1"S0 IinUHl rcpviw Ui c"i-
i vrtil be made at that time, it was
r.n, H,l bv President Chas. E.
iv. Jr.. yesterday
FThis meeting I nursuay evening is
Vital impOIta"- v..... -
community," Mr. Kay saiu, "u
i .-h..n h mnKp pverv pnuri i
rhe scheduled program iur uie
,.,- falls, for a short presidential
Lenient from Mr. Ray.
the 'report of the treasurer, w.
j pa!e Stentz will give his report
secretary of the organization.
11 be supplemented bv a
pert from' Ernest L. Withers, who
ivel as secretin y jiuhi umiuaij
il June. And M. H. Bowles will
lie a report for the time he was
the oflkt from June until Sep-
'tlr. Stentz is now full-time secre
tin, and this is the first time in a
ntmbcr of years that the organization
fife had a "full-time secretary.
Ernest L. Withers will make the
iurt-of the nominating committee,
..fK-h consists oj -Mteen names, ana
'Am that list ten will be elected as
Jtctors. Mr. Ray also announced
additional nominations will, be
IcntpH from the floor.
JThe recommendations of the nom-
itinir committee are as follows:
itcn Colkitt. L. M. Richeson, Ralph
fvnst. "Harry Lee Liner, j. Earl
jruson, John Earl Barr, W.
ch. Massie. James Atkins, Jr.,
las. L. Kay, Jr. M. H. Bowles,
.! -Watkins. Dr. S. P. Gav.
Is Burgin, Dr. R. H. Stretcher, and
I W. Woodward.
ftoting. will be done by ballot.
k se have been printed.
Ue Boyd Bound
To Court In The
Parton Death Case
M Hill Scjhool Principal Waiv
ed Hearing Before Magis
trate Atkinson Saturday
yule. Boyd, Brincinal of the Rock
P School, waived a hearing before
fgistrate (j. a. Atkinson here Satur
in connection with the death of
txr Parton, 21, of Jonathan's Creek,
lo was fatally wounded while near
? barn of Boyd on February 9th.
yd was bound over to Superior
fart, under the nrevailine $5,000
Cnvestigatintr officers said that Par.
i had gone to Boyd's bam, and
nle there wa shot by a gun from
p. inside of the barn. The investi
ng -officers."- said further that no
e was piv sent at the barn at the
n of the shooting.
P load hit Parton in his hand and
ji v rta,L itjo laici .11
I Haywood County Hospital.
ome Ilvdene Cer
tificates Given To
13 Women Here
n Vdm.s,iay William Medford
-Md certificates to 13 women
Jiave completed a 30-hour modi-
,Ur in Home Hygiene and
,L . e Sick Sive through the
tal Red Cross and the local
iv,ne chapter of the Red Cross,
ne class wa taught by Miss Harte
w, county pUblic health nurse,
jectives of the course are the teach-L:-
fi:an)iness, Sanitation, and a
?Ti kn wl,Hp home care of
j, ac,,rding to a physician's
ose rcdvir certificates were;
ta ;Andorv Althea Biddix. Tilda
ne ArringOT,; Martha
h - Hatt5e Faulkner, Mao
i AnW Unnin?' Lucy Led-
Lethl rCer' A,anda Unler
PprtrV ;Var!-en and Mary West
It01 Presented the
l the Cov Creek commn
a'C 'V? completed the same
'en Skies Passes
aSs f xenJ ved here by
1 W hnlfl!1I?-r,?kies. f the death
1 . nusoand. Glen sn e t..
F- Mr"l- occurred n last Fri
JLh SkcAs.has ften. visited here
frlce RT ' c former misa
StrinBT7;,"1606 of Mrs. James
m .Caroline Alsteat-
u&n a. Love.
5 Bills Introduced
In Legislature By
Rep. John Cabe
Board Of Commissioners Would
Be Reduced To Three Mem
bers; Salary Also Cut
Among five bills recently introduced
in the legislature by Representative
John Cabe, includes a change in the
board of commissioners, whi.h will re
duce the number from seven to three
members after the next election, and
sets the rate of pay at five dollars a
day for each day they meet, instead of
the present salary of $500 a year.
The commissioner bill reads as fol
lows: That chapter one hundred and twen
ty of the Public-Local laws of 19:?.r be
and the same is hereby repealed.
"That in the year H:i8, and biennial
ly thereafter, in the same manner and
at the same time provided for tin
nomination and election of other coun
ty officers, there shall be nominated
and elected by the qualified voters of
Haywood County three persons who
shall constitute the Board of County
Commissioners of said county. The
said commissioners shall receive five
dollars per day for each day in which
they are in session.
"That all laws and clauses of laws
in conflict with the prjisions of this
act are hereby repealed."
Another bil.l of interest, is restor
ing the absentee ballot in the county,
for county officers. That hill reads:
"Section 1. That chapter two hun
dred twenty-three of the Public l,aw.s
of 1935 entitled ' An act to repeal the
the absentee ballot law of Haywood
County,' be, and the same is hereby
repealed, it being the purpose and in
tent xf this act to repeal said chapter
two hundred twenty-three and to
place- the control of the absentee bal
lot under the supervision of the state
wide Election Law."
A third bill is that of creating a
board of municipal elections for the
town 'of Canton. That bill in part,
"A bill to be entitled an act to
amend chapter 131 private laws of
one thousand nine hundred and thirty
five creating a board of municipal
elections for the Town of Canton,
That Section 6, Chapter 131, Private
Laws of one. thousand nine hundred
and thirty-five," be amended by strik
ing out in lines four and five thereof,
the words 'and any Municipal Elec
Representative Cabe also introduced
a bill abolishing the office of deputy
constable in Waynesville Township.
Another bill affecting Waynesville,
was, ''That chapter three of the pri
vate laws of 1933 providing for the
sale of pulp timber on the watershed
of the town of Waynesville, be and the
same is hereby repealed."
The bill introduced by Mr. Cabe
which reduced the salaries of the town
board of aldermen and mayor, has
David Stentz Wins
DM: R. Medal
David Stentz and "Gordon ' Hendricks
won first and second prize in the 29th
annual declamation contest sponsored
by the Dorcas Bell Love Chapter of
the Daughters of the American Revo
lution, for the boys of the township
high school, which was hold on Mon
day morning in the school auditorium.
Mrs. J Mi Long, vice regent, presid
ed, and Mrs. J. Harden Howell, chap,
ter chairman of patriotic education,
was in charge of the propram, Dr.
R. P. Walker, pastor of the Presby
terian church, offered the opening
A gold medal from the chapter, the
first prize, was presented to David
Stentz, and a silver dollar, the second
prize, donated by Mrs. James W. Kil
lian, was presented, to Gordon Hen
dricks by Mrs. Howell, who also read
a list of the, 28 winners of the medal.
The boys taking part and the de
clamations were as follows: Kenneth
Palmer, who delivered a selection
from President Roosevelt's inaugural
address; Ruf us Jackson, "The Con
stitutional Convention;" Hugh Palmer,
"The Challenge of Crime;" James
Leather-wood, "Free Columbia;" Rob.
ert Cope, "The Bible of Democracy;"
Joe Johnson, ''Ropes;" Sam Queen,
"Eulogy of Washington;" Joe Davis,
"The Soul of the American Soldier;"
Gordon Hendricks, "Supposed Speech
of John Adams;" and David Stentz,
"The New South."
SOCIAL DISEASE CONTROL
WILL BE STUDIED WED.
' Jack Messer, county superintendent
of education, has announced a confer
ence on social disease control, which
will be held on Wednesday, March the
3rd, in the Central Elementary School,
at 3 o'clock.
All teachers of science, health and
public health workers, mothers and all
persons interested in public health
work are urged to attend.
The conference is being sponsored
by the state department of health and
Instead Of Present Methods
A general survey completed this
week, shows that the trend in Hay
wood county favors a liquor store in
preference to the present system of
N'o less than 100 people were ap
proached on the subject, and a large
percentage of the cases, they favored
the liquor store system as provided
for in a bill just passed by the legis
lature than to the present bootleg
"It is a question of control, and not
a question of wet and dry," said one
man who is a staunch dry and asked
that his name not be mentioned. "I
do mt use liquor in any form, and
hardly knew what it tastes like, but
I have been a close observer, and
honestly believe that the opening of
a l'q ;o- stove would do more to con
trol iiquor than, anything else."
Am-, lie: staunch dry made, the re
mark that the people' were no longei
in sympathy with tin- prohibition
law. and 'as long as that situation ex
isted there could Ik1 no satisfactory
control under present laws.
Seveial pastors, and leaders in the
churches, have expressed themselves
as favoring a liquor store, provided
E. J. Duckett Named I
Plant Engineer At
Sylva P. Board Mill
E. J. Duckett, who has been plant
engineer at the Western Carolina
Teachers College for the past four
years, has recently accepted a similar
position with the Paper Hoard Mill, of
Sylva. Mrs. Duckett who has been
matron of the Reuben Robertson build
ing at the college, has also resigned.
Mr. and Mrs. Duckett are now re
siding in Sylva, where they have pur
chased a home from Dr. Cirover C.
Mr. Duckett is the son af Mr. and
Mrs. E. T. Duckett, of Waynesville.
He is a graduate of State College, and
prior to his work at the college at
Cullowhee, - was plant engineer of a
state institution in eastern Carolina,
for two years following his gradua
tion. Turbyfill Bound To
Court For Robbery
John Turbyfill was bound over to
Superior Court, under a $1,000 bond,
by Mayor J. H. Way, Jr., Tuesday, in
mayor's court, charged with break
ing into The Tavern, on Main street.
The Tavern, owned by Sam Jones,
was entered Sunday night, and all sil
ver change stolen. Entrance was
made by prizing open the rear door.
The robbery was discovered at seven
o'clock Monday morning, and at 8:30
Policeman Lloyd Phillies had arrested
Dr. John H. Smathers, Jr., who
has been located1 in Chicago for the
past year or more, is in town with
his parents. Dr. and Mrs. J. II.
(By Senator Robert R. Reynold.)
The next four months may prove
to be one of the most eventful periods
in the Seventy-fifth Congress. The
legislation passed and the issues rais
ed will certainly have a sweeping ef
fect on the whole functioning f the
Federal Government. Few can pre
dict anywhere near accurately what
that effect will be.
Will the President's Supreme Conrt
plan pass through opposition which,
to say the least, is formidable? Will
reorganization of the executive branch
of the government, as recommended
by the President, withstand objections
raised or will it survive? Will the
new farm proposals solve agricultural
ills in the way opponents claim? Will
the new President's ideas for relief
funds prevail or will the bloc seek
ing larger amounts win out?
Let me hasten to say that I -an-rot
answer those questions. Weeks
of committee studies, bearings, pnblic
sentiment and many othQr factors
enter into the situation and must be
consafered before the answers are
found, - However, it may be said that
the individual members of CongrRi
perhaps as never before, appreciate
the grave significance of the ques
tions and "behind the scenes" in the
quiet of offices and committee room?
are giving all facts studied attention.
At the moment the Supreme Cout
proposal is far aid away ahead of a'A
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What s Going On
all beer and wine be sold from the
same store. They said in part: "We
would prefer to have all beer, wine
anil liquor sold from one store, under
strL-t supervision, and during certain
hours and for six days a week, rather
than the present methods."
Included in the survey were officers,
both present and past. They were
unanimous in their views, in that tin
public would not support them in en
forcing the law. and many times
made it extremely hard on them for
trying to enforce the present prohibi
tion law. One officer said: "Too many
r,..r,l ,nt ,L ,u.. r.!..
abide by the law to the letter, but to When Rev. Mr. Dallas arrives, the
overlook them when they violate it." j services will be held twice daily. At
One man, who frankly admitted he ten in the morning and at 7:45 at
bought liquor often, said that mini- night.
erous times he has had bootleggers I ... ,, . . , , ,
approach him and use every Tales 1r- Uil!kt1' hi,t
method to disnose of their stock. This ,a as T . (" lbv f""
same man pidnted out that ho knew i Pf hers he knew and that he wa.
of instances where such methods were ' conh.d,,' nal """'d bring messag-
iwe-l on voumr neoi.le. He strone-lv '
favors the liquor stores.
Another person quest iom-d, t-aid
that under no circumstances would
ini-y lavor a uquvi siure, wcausi- i
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Local Scouts Get
Promotions By The
Court Of Honor
A ('our, of Honor was held in the
court, house on Monday night for the
Waynesville troop xf the Hoy Scouts,
with William Medford, presiding. A
large number of parents and friends
of the scouts were present.
O'thers taking part" in the ceremo
nies were: W. D. Smith, Dr. S. P
Gay, irfi-mbers of the court of honor,
A. W. Allen, of Ashcvillo, scout execu
tive of the Daniel Boone Council, M.
H. Bowles, and Lelloy Davis of the
troop committee, J. C. Brown, scour
master, and C. E. Weatherby. assist
ant scout master, and from the dis
trict organization, Ben Colkitt, Dan
Watkins, and Ralph Prevost,
Advanced fnm tenderfoot to sec
ond' class scouts were: Jimmie Dtcus,
Kenneth Wright, Rufus Jackson, Rob
ert Lowry Ix-e, Edward Mclvoi ie, Tom-,
mie Davis, Joe Tate, Kyron Marsh,
Wilson Melford, Bill Toy, lloward
Rollins, Dean Ix-dford, Jack Shehan,
and Paul Walker.
Advanced from second class to fu st
lass scouts were: Henry Foy and
The following were awarded merit
badgesj William McCracken, two
awaits, pathfinding and swimming;
Joe Way, three awards, pathrtnlingj
bkbinding and public heakh; ' Bell
Colkitt, ' five awards, aulomobiling,
safety, txtiles, first aid to animals,
ami music; Ralph Sease, two awards,
carpentry and woiHlwork; Jack Rich
eson. seven awards, public health,
personal health, swimming, life sav
ing, reading, safety and pathfinding.
The following were advnneed in
rank: Ken Colkitt to Junior Scout
Master; Jack Richeson, to Senior
patrol leader;" .Henry Foy and K'nneth
Wright, patrol leaders, and Joe Davis
'as 'troop scribe.
(By Dan Tompkins.)
North Carolina, officially dry, by
vote of the people, since Jan. 1, 1008,
is no longer a dry state, but has gone
back to local option, the status privr
to 1908, by vote of the General As
sembly. Any county whose voters de
sire can establish ABC liquor': stores.
Any citizen can transport from one
county, to another as much as 1 gal
lon of liquor, upon which the tax has
been paid. And the wine and beer up
to 21 per cent by weight are left for
sale in the places where they are
now sold. So, North Carolina is no
longer dry, either officially or act
One of the greatest demonstrations
of oratory that the present session of
the General Assembly has seen was
that displayed when the liquor con
trol bill was being considered in the
Senate, The prohibitionists put up a
fignt; but every one of them knew,
as well as they know now, that not
a single vote would be changed either
way by the speech-making. The two
amendments offered that were voted
down, that are . considered of the
greatest importance were the one to
make the bill operative only after it
had been submitted to .a referendum
of the people of the whole state; anf
the one offered by Mrs. McKee, which
would have taken all alcoholic bever
ages above 3.2 from the cafes and
other places of sale and placed them
in the liquor stores. She asked, when
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Tonight At 7:45
Rev. E. A. Dallas, Of Georgia,
Engaged To Conduct Services
For One Week
Revival services will begin at the
Presbyterian church hen- tonight at
7:45. with the Rev. J. A. Klannagan,
' of Franklin, prea.-hing. On Friday
! night at the same hour, the Rev
i Coorge Hammond, of Canton, will
I bring the mesage.
Saturday the Rev. A. K. Dalkus, (,l
i La Orange, Oa. will arrive and con
duct the services until the close of
i the series of meetings which will 1h
j Friday, March 5th, according to th
P"sioi , nr. n. r. nauer.
. gieai iiiiercsi 10 tnis eoiumuniiy
Jcev. A. r,. Imllas is a young min
ister of great charm and ability. He
graduated 1920 in Kentucky Theolo-
m"V Siimillnl-v I miisvi li W U .u
several years in Korkmc.-
ham, N. ('., and has Ik-en. nastor in La
Orange lli years. He has u wife and
two boys. They spent a month in the
summer of in Wiaynesvi'.le, dur-
j ing wnu-n lime nis aged latlier. a
1'resDyterian minister from Scotland,
visited here. Dr. Dallas also preach
ed here wheii he was a Commissioner
to the General Assembly in .Montreal.
Cabe Takes Floor
In Behalf Of His
C. Library Bill
c..." II i7-n 4 ",rn,i mm '
Says He Will Appoint Three Men,
For Aldermen If None Ilun
Because Of Low Salary
According to Raleigh visitors,
resentative John (be took the
of the House last week after he had
introduced a bill which would abolish'
the court library $1 fee now.';
charged each person convicted in
Haywood county. A numler of law
yers, and citizens, wrote Mrs. McKee I
in the Senate to hob un the bill for
a hearing. Then it was. it was .s.-.i'
that Mr. fabe took the floor and dur
ing his remarks said:
"The only thing in that .ourt libra
ry is a telephone book and an almanac.
It is not doing anyone but the law
yers' any good. And one Monday
morning when the jail doors wvi
opened, 5 lawyers' walked' out.".
It was learned that Mr. Cabe is
deterinimd t0 abnlish the law - whit-l,
has bt-cn'in effe-t since IWV.l.
On the same nay he took the !loor
on the court library.- bill, he arose
again n-gaiding his Waynesville -watershed
bill, whith wd! prohibit the
sale of pulp timber from it. He re
marked that this was the best, water
shed in Eastern America. His re
marks brought forth favorable com
ment fi'nn -.other representatives who
have visited here.
"I do not want to s-e the timber
cut off, and fire get started on the
water.- hod that furnishes the best wa
ter in, the world," he told the House.
When questioned about the bill
whinii cut the salaries of the' Way.
nesvilie board of aldermen, effective
after the May election, he said:
"That a law will not hurt anyone how,
and those who do not want to run for
the office because, of the low salary
don't have to run, and furthemore, if
nobody will run, I'll appoint three good
men to Wl the place."
Mr. Cabe is still working on .plans
to get liquor stores in Haywofvl with
out the matter going to --a' vote of the
people. To date, however, he has not
Present indication are that the leg
islature will adjourn about the ,15th of
March. Mr. Cabe is not expected to
come home before the adjournment.
To Stage Exhibit
The industrial classes of the high
school will stage an, exhibit of their
work on Thursday evening, beginning
at eight o'clock, it was announced by
Owen Corwin, instructor yesterday.
In connection with the exhibit, thero
will be a show staged by Cliff Carl isle,
and his rambling cowboys, it was an
nounced. A small admission will b
Lenten Lectures Will Be
Continued At 7:15 Tonight
The third in a series of Lenten lec
tures will be given on Thursday night
at 7:45 by Father Federal, of Swan
nanoa. The subject of his talk will
be "The Scourging at the Pillar." Mrs.
Jos, Liner will be the guest soloist
accompanied by Mrs, Evander Pres
ton at the organ.
Three Young Men
Killed When Train
Coroner's Jury Returns Verdict
Warning Driver Of Car
An accident, termed "negligence on
the part of the driver," by a coroner's
jury, cost three young Haywood coun
ty men their lives late Sunday after
noon, when their automobile crashed1
into a westbound passenger train at
a grade crossing at the Clyde city
Harry Chambers, L'5, of Clyde, and
Verlin Talmadge Leopard. 22. of Rat
cliff Cove, died instantly, and Sam
Hugh Garrett, 24, of Jonathan's Creek,
died en route to the Haywood County
Hospital. The car was approa hiitg Highway
No. 19. coming out of the Hayne.
Coe Road. The crossing is just be
hind the home of Dr. A. C. Downs.
Those getting to the scene within a
few minutes after the accident, found
where the wheels of the car skidded
for a few feet and then rolled on.
Just what happened, or what went
wrong n one knows,
i The loeomotivc hit the car, which
I was a Ford touring, just behind the
j front wheel, throwing the occupants
, into the air.
I Chainln-rs evidently was sitting on
1 the outside, because he was crushed
beyond recognition, 'the- other two
were cut and bad'y mangled. It is
thought that Garrett was ..driving.
The ear U'longed to Garrett.
At (In- coror.er's inquest Tuesday
morning, the jury questioned six wit
. iit-sses, and was i-onducted by Dr. J. R.
Westmoreland, coroner. The- inquest;
lasted only 45 minutes.
R. F. Oline, engineer, told that he
'til not witness- Hie ar-eident, but blew
the usual crossing signals. He was
going about 1(1 miles an hour when In
got to the crossing, he .said. The
.car approached the train .from ttK
I left side, and L. IL Ixuithei woinl, fire
I man, said the car anproarhed the
i i.iuvi;im; rtmiiH mo linii- ail
nour. lie signaxvi r;ngmeer t line,
who applied the brakes immediately.
Both the fireman and engineer said
the train could plainly In- ,s-n for
about 300 feet on apju-oac.hing the
crossing, from either side.
The third membr of -tJie ttain
(onductor Thomas Wakefield.
took the stand. lie testified that he
was in the baggage car at the time,
and knew nothing of the circumstan
ces of the accident, other that) he fell
the brakes applied and the impact.
Immediately after the impart, he said
he saw objects flying by the window.
Conductor Wakefield has st en IS
years fervice alul Engineer Chile 50
Besides Fireman Leathei-wond, '
there we -e two eye witrursses to the
accident. Judith Scntelle, a 17-year-old
gn l, and Shirley Moom y.
Miss Sentelle said she saw the
j men pass nei ntniK' gi
inir - lio t he mhmI ami in a r..i ,n
tites saw them return, driving about
.').r miles an hour. She heard the
train, and realizing that at the speed
they were- going that the car might
hit the train, she called to them, but
they fa - d to bear her, and went on.
She tuii.c'd her head to avoid seeing
the at ! .ia! nonact. she told the jury.
Shn.'ey M '). -, also saw the ear
speeding towards the crossing, and
remarked th;,l. it looked- as if th" ear
would get hit .li'esjs it slowed lowu.
The speed wa-: not changed, he said.
He was the f. i st ! arrive at the sct-rc.
besides; the train crew. He and
George Hayru s twik Garrett in a car
to the hospital, Garrett died when
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Charles K, Robinson, -di-or of The
Asheville Timet;, discussed loth sides
of the proposed changes in the Su
preme Court before the' .-Waynesville
Rotary Club here jast week.
Mr. Robinson gave facts that were
outstanding for both sides of the
question, and did not try to influence
his audience either way. He said he
believed the question would be car
ried to the people: for a final decision.
Dr. Thomas Stringfield was welcom
ed as a new member into the cluij.
Visitors were R. L. Prevost and C. X.
Allen, of Hazejwood, and Fred Sloan,
The local club Voted to' support Guy
Huock, of Franklin, for district. gov
ernor at the coming district meeting in
TO BUILD HOME IN THE
BELLE MEADE SECTION
Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Colkitt have
completed plans for building a home
in the Belle Meade section, it was
The home will represent an expendi
tuer of approximately $5,000.