(The waynesville mountaineer
Published In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Lfn.THIRD YEAR NO. 10.
WAYNESVILLE, N. C, THURSDAY, MARCH 11, 19.57
$1.00 IN ADVANCE IN COUNTY
TW Rill filll.
ng For Exchange Of
Jnd Not in Congress
ronirressman Weaver Introduces
Bill For Exchanging Park
Land For Indian Land
To Address Clubs
Ctizeii- of this section were much
et down," when they learned Tues-
.l. . .. kill wnnlrl antVini'i7i
uy, inui u i"" ......... ......
herokec Indians ona me -auonai
ark Service, providing for the right-
for the Blue Ridge Parkway,
3d not been introduced in Congress.
Congressman Zebulon Weaver has
. I . . . . U.. Imniccn VQ n Kill
pending in Congress Deiore the
ablic lands committee. After closer
vestigatic.ii he found tnat the bill
,-.! not ijf'tn introuueea. ne tnere-
Pdn introduced a bill and requested
hearing at once.
It is essential that the North Caro-
& leglSlilluit: yaso a omnia uiii
fore that body adjourns. Congress
..nriot autnorize the exchange until
he State Legislature passes on the
A bill was introduced in the State
Legislature Wednesday morning, and
'(presentativos from Western North
arolina were contacted and urged to
w that the measure passed. The
Chamber of Commerce, together with
ither similar organizations in the area
pent a greater part of Wednesday on
The bill was introduced in the last
ession of Congress, but a vote was
ever taken on it as it was late in
he session when the matter was
It is the general opinion of those
ere, that if Congress will pass the
ill authorizing the exchange, that
be Indians will agree to exchange,
nd that work can begin shortly on
he road. The right-of-way covers
iat territory between Soco Gap and
herokec Indian Reservation.
The Charhber of Commerce here re-,
ntly wrote each congressman from
lorth Carolina to support the bill
ten it was voted upon.
.A c W
2 Ministers Here Frank Fie, 38, Is
Clarify Their Stand Given BurialWed
; On Liquor Stores nesday At Maggie
C. Of C. President
Two Waynesville ministers yester
day made public a statement, setting
forth their position on the question
of liquor stores, after both had been
misquoted in a daily newspaper.
Their formal statement is as follows:
Funeral services were conducted at
11 o'clock on Wednesday morning at
the Baptist church of' Maggie, for
Frank Fie, :i8, who died at his home
in Maggie on Monday evening, after a
brief illness. The Rev. John White
: and the Rev. Jvhn Finirer. officiated.
"Sin.-e we have been represented as j Burial was in the Phillips cemetery,
favoring 'the present measure provid- , Pallbearers were: Robert Rich
ing .or luiuor stores, we wish to take Arthur Uwjs. Frank . Rich. Gradv
tnis opportunity to set forth our po- . Henry, Richard Sutton, and Kenneth
liv. . e i i
i. c naM- never laxorea liquor , Ml. Fie js thl. on
oi wieu i or us manufacture or sale it
D. HIDDEN RAMSEY
At a joint meeting of the Booster
and Rotary Clubs, tonight at seven
o'clock, D. Hidden Ramsey, of Ashe-
ville, will be the speaker.
Two CivkCTubs In
Joint Meeting Will
Hear Hiden Ramsey
Booster Club "'And Rotary Club
To Hold Joint Meeting To
night At Seven
! in any form, and we consider the pi'es
j ent measure the most diabolical meas
I ure ever passed in the State of North
I -nd. The misrepresentation grew
out of private conversation before the
. prison: bill had been published or
pas.-dl bv the Legislature."
W. A. ROLLINS.
Pr-si.ling Flier of Waynesville Dis
, 'rid. M. V.. Church, South.
H. W. BAUCOM.'
IV'or First Kaptist Church. Waynesville.
el mv. ano .M is.
Fie. of Maggie, and has al
ways lived in Ivy Hill township.
Surviving are his widow. Mrs. Ma
die Fie, one son, Floyd Fie, his par
ents, two hmthers, Walter Fie, of
Maggie, and Robert Fie. of Wavnes-
State Dry Leader
To Speak Here On
Scout Leaders To
Friday In Canton
D. Hidden Ramsey, general manager
of The Asheville Citizen-Times, will
be the principal speaker at the annual Daniel Roone Council, is teaching the
Rotary-Booster banquet here tonight ; course, and already approximately 75
at seven o'clock, iri the Welch Memo-1 men have registered during the past
('ale K. Burgess, leader of the Dry
Forces ot North Carolina., will speak
at the First Baptist church here.
Sunday evening at seven-thirty
Mr. Burgess conns to Waynesville
upon ail invitation of the Haywood
The last session of the Bov Scout ( ",,nt-v Min.-teriHl Association,
leaders training course will be' held at ! K''v- .C Lamlrum, secretary of
the Canton YMCA Friday night at r(-ht' association, said that, the public
seven o'clock, it was announced yester-! is invitel to hear Mr. Burgess, who
day by B. K. Coikitt, district chair- i 's said to be an entertaining speaker,
man. . ! and an . authority on the subject of
A. W. Allen, scout executive of the i "'luor. and Ci.ntml."
I'lioto liv .ShiM-rilN Si u.l i o.
I.. . l IS
At .i recent liieetini; of Hie new
1 m i . i i of illl ectoi's of the .lyiH'SVllle
i "hit in lier of I'oimneiee. I., N I;ivin
w.is eli.,e,l lll'csnienl. lie sinceeds
'h.,. i: .Hay. "Jr.
City Giving County
Free Water For 6
Schools, It Is Said
Controversy Arises When Coun
ty Board "Kicks" On Lipjit
Bill For Court House
20 Men Employed By
Swan Hendrix And Harry Hem
bree Making Furniture Ac
cording To Individual
'lans For Year
Made For C. Of C.
The board of directors of the Cham
:r of Commerce, in session Monday
ght, discussed at length the plans
a the coming year, the adoption of
ifeestions presented by President
. N. Davis.
President Davis is working on his
st of committees, and plans to have
iem ready for formal presentation by
x: week. i
eal Sale Will Be
Held For Cripples
Plans are being completed this week
r the fourth annual seal sale, for
e benefit of crippled children in
aywood county, under the auspices
the Haywood County League for
ippled Children, of which Dave H,
sjn(s of Canton, is county director
1(i Jack Messer district director.
This work is being undertaken
roiigh the co-operation of the
Wis throughout the county. The
'We is also asked to assist in se
eing the names of any afflicted
'Wren in the county who might be
families not represented in the
and so missed by the teachers,
rne sale will start on March the
h ar. i the committee and their
Ttiers in the various townships of
ct)unty will be appointed at ah
Mr. Jnhn R. Brewer, of Asheville.
's spending this week in town on
smess. is stopping with his sister
Jaw, Mrs. John L. Davis.
rial building at the First Baptist
Mr. Ramsey is a much sought-for
speaker, and will speak on a subject
of much interest to the members of
the two clubs.
The Rotary Club is host to the
Booster Club, with the Hazerwood
club furnishing the program. The
program committee is composed of
L. M. Richeson, C- N. Allen and White
Rufus Gaddis is president of the
Booster Club, and Dr. C. N. Sisk is
president of the Rotary Club.
"signed Articles . ..
Each week this paper re
ceives a number of articles
of news that we would like
10 Publish, but often no
name is signed to the news,
and under no circumstances
can we afford to publish
If you wish news articles
Published in this paper, we
must have the name of the
contributor. This does not
necessarily mean that the
name of the contributor
be published, unless so
)NLY SIGNED ARTICLES
Mrs. Nichols, 79, Is
Given Burial. Died
On Monday Night
Last rites were conducted at 2
o'clock on Wednesday ofternoon at
the residence for Mrs. Robena Moody
Nichols, 79, who died at 7 o'clock on
Monday night at her home on the
Fairview Road. The Rev. R. S. Trues
dale, pastor of the First Methodist
Church, South, officiated. Burial was
in Green Hill cemetery.
The following served as pallbearers:
Jarvis Allison, Crews -Moody, Ernest.
Moody, Oliver Shelton, Claud Allison,
and Amos Moodj .
, Mrs. Nichols wits -he widow of . the
late W. H. , Nichii:. and was the
daughter of Wil.iam L; and Mya
Anne Plott Moody ami, was born on
Jonathan ('reckon March the 13th,
1858, her death occurring on her
seventy-ninth birthday. Her family
had long been connected with the af
fairs of the county, where she had
spent her entire life.
Surviving Mrs. Nichols are four
daughters, Mrs. James M. Palmer.
Mrs. Walter Hyatt, and Mrs. ('. C.
Cline, all of Waynesville, and Mrs.
Earl Little, of Leicester; four sons,
Fred, Will, and Clayton Nichols, of
Waynesville, and Frank Nichols, of
Andrews; thirty-one grandchildren,
and two great grandchildren and one
brother, Theodore IV Moody, of En
Dr. A. D. Wilcox; 68,
Buried At Sunrise
Dr. A D. Wilcox, 68, president of
the Louisburg College, was buried at
Bon-A-Venture cemetery, near Can
ton, at sunrise this morning, with Rev.
J. H. Carper, pastor of Long's Chapel,
at Lake Junaluska, in charge of the
Dr. Wilcox died at the Duke Hospi
tal in Durham Tuesday, of a heart ail
A number of students and members
of the college faculty accompanied
the body to Canton for burial. Dr.
Wilcox had a summer home at Lake
Before assuming the presidency of
the college six years ago, Dr. Wilcox
had been a member of the North
Carolina conference of the Methodist
Episcopal church, South, for 35 years.
He is survived by his widow and
two sons, A. D., Jr., of Pittsburg,
Pa., and Ward Wilcox, of New York
NOLAND IS BETTER
Mr. Billy Noland, who suffered a
stroke last week at his home on Fines
Creek, is reported as improved.
Mr. Colkitt stressed the importance
of all those Who have' attended even
one .session, to take the last course
Four Injured When
Steel Beam Falls
Four men were, injured ?nst Friday,
when a large piece of structural, steel
broke lose from its moorings and
crashed to tDie ground dropping
about 15 feet, at the armory here.
About 12 men were near the place
where the beam fell, and several oth- i Mrs
ers were scratched and slightly
Frank McMann is in the Haywood
County Hospital with cuts and bruises
about the face and head. Mark Mer
cer is also' at the hospital suffering
from a knee injury. I?oth were re
ported as Retting along nicely.
There were two pieces of steel that
fell that morning. The first piece did
not do any damage.
Still Is Captured
An Hl-irallon steamer ftil! vtutfit
was found in operation near Canton
last week by federal officer, Roy ReeCe
and deput ies John Kerley and Ed
Reside the still,, three iO-gallon
barrels of. mash were taken.
A fire was in the furnace, ready for
operation, but the "shiner" escaped.
James Ferguson, 19,
Buried This Morn
ing At Fines Creek
Funeral services will be conducted
this morning at the Massie Funeral
Home for James Ferguson, 1S, of
Fines Creek, who died at one o'clock
on Wednesday morning at the Hay
wood County Hospital, following n
The Rev. Frank Ixatherwood will
officiate. Burial will be in the .ceme
tery adjoining the Baptist church of
Surviving are his parents, Mr. and
Z. V. rerguson. of Fines Creek,
one sister, Mrs. I). Reeves Noland,
and four brothers, Hugh, Foster,
Steve, and "Mark Ferguson. ;
Into; Guns Stolen
A thief broke into the Waynesville
Hardware Company over the week-end
and made away with a rifle, a shotgun
and at least two dozen pocket knives,
according to R. G. Coffey,, owner.
No other articles of -.merchandise
were reported missing. The robber
broke a glass in a rear "door,' and
climbed through. Another glass in
a basement door was broken in order
that the. lock from the inside could be
From all evidences, 'it-would have
been a small nian or boy that -broke
in. Because of the heavy rains over
the week-end all tracks were washed
away. No clues have been found.
Swan Hendrix and Harry Ilcmhree
have-formed a partnership and are en
gaged in the manufacture' of special
furniture at the plant recently erected
on Highway No. 19, at Hazel'wood.
It was learned last week that ap
proximately 20 men are now employed
in the plant, and that a'l types of
furniture are being made. A specialty
of the new firm will be that uf making
furniture to specifications of individ
uals. In connection with the furniture di
vision, several pieces of wood novelty
woodwork will be made. The novelty
work will be. confined to just, several
numbers, it was said.
Mr.Ueinbree is in charge of the
work, and has l)een in the furniture
manufacturing business for lti years.
He was foreman of a large plant in
Ix'noir for i( years.
Mr. Hendrix has been connected in
various capacities with furniture
making for the past 15 years. Dur
ing the past few years he has devoted
much of his time to other interests.
Exhibit Will lie
Shown At W.T.H.S.
The city board o! aldermen and
mayor have ridiculed the action taken
by the board of county commissioners
in a recent meeting, when the county
board ordered that a survey Ik- made
to determine the cost of placing an
electric generator in the court house to
furnish their own power instead of
buying it from the town because of
high light bills.
The county noaid ordered the sur
vey after getting their electric bill
The city board pointed out that the
county is given a ten per cent discount
on their electric bill because a number
of civic meetings are held m the court
house. The aldermen also pointed out
that the city furnished free 1 charge,
water for six schools, while Civile and
"a n ton billed the county each month
for. water furnished the schools in
these respective towns
One alderman said: "I tctl that
hen the commissioners knew all the
facts in the case, and learn of our
generosity that they will find we are
J. A. Carver Buried
In Iron Duff Last
Native Of This County Passed
Away Last- Thursday In
Canton, From Heart
I Funerab .'services were he'd Friday
t afternoon at two o'clock - for James
: Ashury Carver, 7i. a the Antioch
i Haptist church in Iron Jiutr township.
', Burial was made m tn chinvli cem
i 'Rev. P. ('. Hicks and Rev. A. V.
Joyher were in charge of the services.
I Mr. 'Carver .passed away early "lhurs
I day morning, with heart trouble, at his
home in Canton.
! Hp was a native of this (ourity. and
lived' ..near ' Waynesville, until about
12 years ago, when he moved to Ma
frn county, about 12 miles from
The deceased is survived by his
; widow, Mrs. .1. A. (arv r, and two
daughters, Mrs. Frank H. Leather
Wood, of Waynesville. and Mrs. R. J.
Dotson, of Canton, and five sons: M.
K. Carver, of Knoxville, S. M. Carver,
of Columbus,, (in., I). (;. arver, Pan
ama Canal, ,1. ! rank ( arver, San
Francisco,-and Jimmy Carvel, Macon,
l lour ia.
Several Cabe Bills
Have Become Laws
What's Going On
(By Senator Robert R. Reynolds.)
Development of the Shenandoah and
Great ; Smoky Mountains National
Parks, connected by a great 500-mile
highway which will be perhaps the
outstanding scenic route of the world,
is more evidence of the determined
drive to give to all our people a broad
er and more: enjoyable life. These
acres f natural beauties and scenic
wonders, reserved for the public in a
country which has shown too little
regard for preserving i)ts soil, its
forests and its streams, ie a fresh re
minder that we must not only utilize
the resources that are ours, but must
guard carefully these resources for
Creation of these two great Nation
al Paries on land that is not carved
from the public domain, as was the
case in the West, but purchased by a
combination of public and private in
terests gives new hope that we of
today appreciate our responsibility.
They are hopeful signs in our nation
al life, signs that our people are begin
ning again to want something more
than is offered in the soil and routine
of this mass-production age. They are
also signs that we are becoming con
scious of the fact that because men
have the happy faculty of gathering to
themselves large sums f money and
great power, it does not mean that
they are wise leaders or that their
philosophies are sound. Our new
(Continued on page 6)
(By Dan Tompkins.)
With a resolution already passed
both houses of the General Assembly
which forbid introduction of any new
bills after yesterday and tentatively
'fixing next Thursday, March 18, as
the date of adjournment, it looks as
if the 1937 session will soon pass into
There are, however, several major
matters that have not yet been finally
settled, and it is these, together with
local roll call bills, that prevent an
earlier adjournment. Any bill that
in any way levies a tax must of
necessity, because of constitutional
provisions, be read in each house on
three separate days, thus insuring
that a tax-levying measure is not
passed in less than six days. Hence
bills that change the boundaries of a
city, or town, so as to inelude more
territory, one authorizing a raise in a
tax rate, and bills of similar nature,
whether they be state-wide or local,
must have the roll call on three sep
arate days in each house.
The warmest session of the house
during the present year .was that in
which the old age assistance bill, car
rying the names of Senators Gravely,
Gregory and McKee as introducers,
was being considered. Craven coun
ty's Libby Ward, secretary of the State
Democratic Executive committe, and
chairman of the House Appropria
tions committee, offered a substitute
(Continued on page eight)
..-There wi.II be an exhibit of ."()
copies 'of. the best, and . mo st famous
paintings by the .old world -masters
and modern artists, at the "junior high
'school building, beginning Monday,
the 15th,. and lasting through -Friday
the l!)th. :
The members of (he English classes
of the two' high schools will be in
charge. . The' display' will be in ro in
.'trie, and the hours for visiting wiil be
from, until 5 o'clock each, of the
fiv afternoons. ,
The school authorities ale hoping
that the exhibit will serve a, two fold
purpose, it will give the students of
the , township schools and the public
in general the rare opportunity of
viewing these copies of the world's
famous paintings, a collection of
which is not often seen outside of a
city art gallery.
There will be a nominal sum, 10
cents, charged for admission, and af-.''
ter the expenses are taken care of, I
any profit derived, will be applied i
on a fund for the school to buy worth I
while pictures for the various class j
rooms. Any additional donation
above the admission fee will bo great- j
ly appreciated by the school. ' !
The home room selling the largest j
number of tickets will be". awarded- a-
picture. .. - . r
The public is cordially invited to
attend, and all patrons of the two
high schools are urged to co-operate. .
Fishing Bill Given
A bill which would permit un
licensed fishing in Lake Juna
luska. and introduced in the
Legislature by Representative John
F. Cabe, whas given an unfavorable
report by the senate committee on
conservation and development.'
Representative Cabe introduced the
bill at the request of authorities of
Several: 'of Representative a he's
bills were ratified the ''wsf, of the
week, and others are exrited to 1h'
coine law before the end ,f the week.
Those ratified tins W" ' I-; irclude:
An a't relating to ;nag:r:g dates
in HaVw' (' arid
o t ; '
" I Ml;
! m!ay in
S i'ti ntber,
isr,( (l hy anot ner
bol'shed with the
( lie now
j counties. . The
i Haywood -term
1 from . the 12th
., day after the . . t
1 Septend-i i , - find ' "i
i fn.m the 11th to the
after the fust Monday
- The office of d -nut v
Waynesville was af
bill, The offiei w as
ratification -of the act.
holds that .bo e.
Another aid repeals tbe absentee
law as passed in lffio. Vcn-rs can
now vote absentee fer -z.ry candidate
in any election.
To validate certain a(tv of 'the as
sistant clerk of the supe rn-r court of
Haywood county. Th:s fjet validates
all acts heretofore done by the assis
tant in probating inst rimn nts for
registration- wherein W. (I. Byers,
clerk, was the grar.U.ty grantee, or
LENTEN SERVICE TONIGHT
The fifth in a Lenten service of lec
tures will be given by Father O'Mara,
at 7:45 at St. John's Catholic church.
Mrs. Earl Messer will be the guest
solosit. Mrs. Evander Preston will
be at the organ.
As previously ;inr.oune
ed the subscripti(-n price of
The Mountaineer w ill be ad
vanced on the first of April.
This is necessitated because
of the increased cost of pi o
1 - ducinp; a newspaper the size
of The Mounta.ntr
- , All subscriptions expiring
after April first can be re
newed at the old price, if
paid before April First.