iHE WAYNES VILLE
Published In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
lFry. THIRD YEAR NO. 11
WW'NESVILLE, N. C, THURSDAY, MARCH 18, 1937
$1.00 IN ADVANCE IN COUNTY
lommissioners Order Revalua
tion Of Property In County
sters And Assessors Will Begin
Work April First Under
eWy appointed tax listers and
iesurs were given final instructions
the board of commissioners here
kiefday to begin a revaluation of all
Lperty in the county on the first of
the i-omiiiissioners a week ago de
led to have a revaluation, and named
ejr listers and assessors for the job.
hn Hipps was named assistant tax
j :n l l r
hnervisur anu win nave cnurge
r' . i ti: -11 i
ie field worn, nr. rupps win oe un-
rV. H. Mel rat-ken, tax supervisor.
The last revaluation was held in
avwood in 1U27.
It was in 19&5, however, that the
aril ol' commissioners acted as an
ualization board, and made a h ori
ental cut of ten per cent.
The present valuation of Haywood
unty is set . at- approximately $22,-
The new valuation will be made in
ii effort to tret every piece of land in
he county on the tax books.
It is estimated that it will require
bout t)U days to complete the work
1 the town and about 30 days in the
Minty, One lister and two assessors
ave been assigned to each township.
The commissioners felt that a re
iluation was necessary, because there
ave been many improvements of
j'me property that have at times es
iped proper taxation.
The list of people named to do th
ork of making the revaluation are
Iron Huff township, T. C. Davis, lis-r,-
Manson Medford and W. T. Bry-
Ivy Hill, Cordell Evans, lister, A.
owell and J. F. Shelton.
Jonathan Creek, Charlie Moody, lis-
r. Nathan Carver and John Howell.
Waynesville, R. C. Francis, lister,
C. Welch and Whiter Ferguson.
Pipeon, Gay .Burnette, lister, John
insland andDillard Caldwell.
Crabtree, Lee Rogers, lister, Rufus
cCracken and Bob Rogers.
East Forke, Ken Burnett, lister,
ill Burnett and Joe Michael.
Clyde, Carey Byers, lister, Jim
edford and R. L. Penland.
White Oak. Ben Wright, lister, Bill
illiams and Dibe Duckett.
Fines Creek, Roy Rogers, lister, W.
Green and Charlie McCrary.
Cecil, Perry Allen, lister, Charlie
oodyand Horace Moody.
Cataloochee, Flora Palmer, lister;
111 Palmer and Mack Caldwell.
The listers named for Beaverdam
wnship were unable to serve, and
hers have not been named to date.
Indians Vote 6 To
5 Against Exchang
ing Land With Park
Action Of Council Temporarily
Blocks Parkway From Soco
Gap To Cherokee
Heavy Snow Of
'36 Was Year Ago
I; was exactly a year ugu yes
terii.i that Haywood County Was
dirtfin;; nut uf the heaviest snow
fincf 1 sf6.
Tli.- di ptli uf the snow in Way-ne-ville
measured 16 inches,
while it was 22 on Crabtree and
similar depths elsewhere in the.
The highway to Asheville was
Mocked below Canton, and peo
ple from Crabtree were isolated
lor two days. The snow storm
was accompanied by a Kale, and
snow in Clyde was nib d five feet
det- in places.
everal Of Cabe's
Bills Passed Upon
Anion? the recent bills introduced
Representative Cabe, includes:
Increasing the salary of the tax
lector and tax supervisor from
?P0 to $2,000 a year.
Another bill provides for a prose
'ii? attorney for the notice court
Canton. The salary not to be less
" ln .r more than 875 a month.
attorney would be elected at the
r town election in May.
bill which validated the rein
"".sr words of the register of deeds
- has been ratified,
fte Senate killed the bill which
m provide for the establishment
hquor store in Canton and
iynesville in the event Beaverdam
Waynesville townships voted for
stores and the remainder of the
7 aKainst them in the election
itn has been caled on the issue.
ow To Read
our Label ....
The tribal council of the Cherokee
Indians voted 5 to 6 Monday against
the proposal of giving a 1,000-foot
right-of-way for the Blue Ridge
Parkway from Soco Gap to the Reser
vation. Up until last week, those in close
contact with the council felt that they j
would favor the granting of the right"- ;
of-way for the Parkway in exchange '
for better farming land now within
the park area. j
There is a possibility that the i
council will meet again and avon- j
sider the matter.
In Wednesday's issue of The Ashe- !
ville Citizen, in an editorial, suggist-j
"The inability cf the government to
put forward any proposal that will
satisfy the Indians would' seem to
point clearly to the necessity for going
ahead how with the route which would
lead from near Soco Gap to Black
Camp Gap and thence along a high
ridge to Heintooga Bald at the head
of Flat Creek; proceeding' thence' to
New Found Gap. Those who know the
terrain intimately seem to be vntu-
ally unanimous in the opinion that
' this would provide A magnificent en
i trance to the park. It would be, it is
urged, a fitting climax in all respects
1 to even the most superb of the other
stretches of the Parkway.
"While the adoption of this alter
! nate route will involve a further un
welcome delay that would seem to be
something that will have to be ac
cepted with the best grace possible.
We would have been much farther
along if this route had been decided
upon in the beginning, as some urged
should be done. We have gotten ex
actly nowhere after the long discus
sions of the Cherokee Reservation
route and it is not apparent here that
there is anything further which Sec
retary Ickes might do to eliminate
opposition on the part of the Cher
okee. The suggestion that the state
now go forward with its original
plans for building a highway from
Soco Gap to Smokemont is probably
no longer practicable. The money
with which the state was going to do
this is gone and it would almost cer
tainly be difficult to persuade the
Federal government to provide a new
appropriation for this purpose, in
view of the general situation as it
Several WiavnesvilJe people ex-
expressed themselves as being keenly
disappointed over the action taken by
the Indians. The people here thus
far have not altogether favored the
idea of dropping of the Soco Gap
Cherokee road. While it might be im
possible to get a 1,000-foot right-of
way to the Reservation from Soco Gap
it is felt that an extension of Highway
No. 293 could be made on through to
Cherokee. From reports reaching
here, a road such as is now completed
to Soco Gap would be .-welcomed, by
Clinics Started For
Children Who Will
Begin School In Fall
Schedule For Clinics Announced
For 19 Schools In Hay
Benefit Seal Sale
Will Begin Monday;
Will Ilelp Cripples
Tin. Seal Sale for the benefit of
crippli,! children will get underway
.Monday. .March 22, and continue for
one week, according1 to Dave 11. Har
ris, of Cant in. who is chairman and
county director, ,'hu-k Messer is dis
A committee has been named to
serve in selling the seals which will
go to the benefit of 75 crippled chil.
dren in Haywood county. The commit
tee will meet Friday night at the
court house lie re at 7:15 to formulate
plans for the drive.
Mr, Harris pointed out that 00 per
cent of the funds raised in the county
would be kept here for local work
among crippled children. A state
wide campaign is being staged, and
the seals sell for one cent each.
The committee named yesterday by
Mr. Harris is as follows:
Rov H. Patton, Canton, Or. V. II.
Duckett, Canton, Mr. L. .1. Klaekwell,
Canton, Mr. J. Harmon Moore, Can
ton. C. M- lieall. Canton.
For Waynesville, Hugh Massie, Wil
liam Medford, Mrs. Parker Gay, M. II.
Bowles, LeRoy Davis, Dr. R. P. Walk
er, Dr. Dudley W. Smith, Dr. Sam
Stringfield, Dr. C. N. Sisk.
Mrs. N. C. James, Fines Creek, Miss
Nell Campbell, Maggie Miss Edna
Boyd, Rock Hill, Prof. C. F. Owen,
Dellwood,, Mr. Tyson Cathey, Bethel,
Miss Linda Haynes, Clyde, Thomas
Erwin, Cecil, Horace Francis. Cruso,
Carroll Morrow, Crabtre, Hermon
Duckett, Rock Spring, Miss Christine
Hoglen, Iron Duff, C. E. Brown, Clyde.
Dr. C. N. Sisk, head of the dis
trict health department, of which
Haywood county is a part, has an
nounced that the annual series of pre
school clinics for children who will
enter school next fall will start Thurs
day, the 18th, and continue through
April the 8th.
Nineteen schools in the county will
be visited by health officials during
the clinics, and any physical defects
found among the children will be ?-
ported to the parents, and an attempt
will be made to correct them during
the summer months. Parents are
urged to co-operate jn this matter and
either bring or send their children to
The county schedule for the clinics
is as follows: March 1 St h. Spring
liilj school, !t;.'i0 a. m.; Cruso school.
10:30 a. in.; March l'.Uh, Fines ( reek
school, !l:00 a. m.; March L'.'ild, Mag
gie school. l;0() a. m.; Dellwood
school, 10 :.'!(( a. m.; Rock Hill school.
1 :.'() n. in.; March 24th, Saunook
school,' 9:00 a. m.; Allen's Creek
school, lO-Ill) a. m.; .lunaluska school.
l:.'lt) p. m.; March 25th, Cecil school.
1:00 a. m. ; Hazelwood school 1 :,10 p.
m.; March 20th, Clyde school, 11:00
a. in.; North Canton school, 1 :,'H) p.
nr.; April (ith, Morning Star school,
!):00 a. m.; Pennsylvania Avenue
school, 1:1)0 n. m.; April 7th, Beaver
dam -school,. '.MOO a. m.; Patton school,
1:,'!0 p. m.; April 8th, Fast Waynes
ville school, i:00 Central Elementary
school, 1 :;-!() p. m.
Bitter Campaign Expected On Proposed
Liquor Store Measure In This County;
Both Factions Increasing Their Activities
Liquor Stores Will
be Staged in County
Ministerial Association Complete
Organization For An Active
Stand To Close For
To Meet Saturday
Felix C. Stovall, manager of The
American Fruit Stand, is announcing
in today's paper, that effective Eas
ter Sunday. March 27th, that his
place of business will be closed each
Sunday from eleven o'clock until one
"These hours will enable all my
sales force to attend church services,
and have an hour off every Sunday,"
"I will close for the two hours in
respect to the church services of the
city," he concluded.
22 Women Given
Certificates in first aid, home
nursing and personal hygiene, were
awarded to 22 women of the WPA
sewing room of Canton on Wednes
day, with appropriate txercises.
The invocation was given by the
Rev. Taylor, rector of St. Andrew's
Episcopal church, who also addressed
the group on "Co-operation in Relig
Mrs. Jean Dillon spoke of the facil
ities offered by the county health de
partment and also the State Board of
Health. Mrs. W. A. Hyatt, county
supervisor of the sewing rooms, ex
pressed in behalf -of 'the. women, their
appreciation of the free instructions
The class had been taught by Miss
Harte Olivw, county public health
The Haywood County Ministerial
Association completed their plans on
Monday, at their regular monthly
meeting at Clyde to stage an active
campaign against the establishment
of liquor stores jn Haywood county.
President, W. A. Rollins, presided
at the meeting, and much enthusiasm
was created by the address of Cale K.
Burgess, united dry leader.
J. C. 'James, principal of the Ha
zel wood school, was named chairman
of the campaign, and G. C. Suttles, of
the Canton Y.MCA was named vice
Mrs. J. Dale Stent, is in charge of
the women's work, and Mrs. Clyde
Hoey, Jr., 'of ('anion, is treasurer,
and L. ('. Davis, of lia.elwood,. mt-i-etnry.
Plans were made to start the cam
paign, at once and 'continue until al
ter the election oil the. question.
Negro Can't Keep
Out Of Hardware
Itoth Factions Secure Hundreds
Of Signers To Petitions On
'Phone Lines Are
Burned By Farmer
A farmer near Candler piled trash
under the lines of the Southern Jiell
Telephone Company lines Saturday,
and as a result, all lines from here to
Asheville were burned in two.
Linemen had the lines repaired by
nine o'clock Saturday night, but dur
ing the meantime, all toll calls fo
Asheville, were routed via Atlanta.
What's Going On our Capitals
Ixniis Carnish, wpm, just can't
resist breaking into the Waynesville
Hardware Company. A little over
two years ago Carnish broke in and
stole several guns and was sent to
the roads for two years. Two weeks
ago he finished his time, and today
he js in jail, charged with breaking
into the same store, and stealing guns,
knives and razors lust week-end.
Carnish, together with -"Jabo" Os
borne, were bound over to Superior
( ourt by Mayor .1. H. Wjiy last week.
City policemen Phillips and Patton
arrested the negroes after two guns
had been pawned for a dollar each,
and several knives sold.
Several knives have been recovered,
and also a razor.
Entrance was gained by breaking a
glass in the back door. Carnish tried
to absolve "Jabo" of any connection
with the crime, but failed.
Powell Hale, Of Carson-Newman
College, Will Stage
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be unable to tell when their
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month your paper
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One week's notice is giv
en on all subscriptions.
Jack Messer. county superintendent
of education, announces that the county-wide
teachers meeting, which was
to have been held on March the 6th,
and was postponed, -will be held on
Saturday the 20th, in the auditorium
of the Township High School building.-
Beginning at 10 o'clock W. Powell
Halo, teacher of public speaking f
Carson-Neman College, will give an
hour of entertainment. The public
is cordially invited to attend the
Bucket Of Paint
Explodes On Stove
A bucket of paint exploded at the
Pure Oil Service station next to The
Mountaineer last week. The paint
had become hard in the bucket, and
was placed on the stove to soften.
No damage was done other than the
ceiling and walls of the station were
blackened. The attendants of the
sation extinguished the small blaze
with their own equipment.
Mrs. W. W. Goforth and small
daughter, of Asheville, were the
guests of Mrs. L. II. Bramlett at her
heme on Boyd Avenue, on Friday.
(By Senator Robert R. Reynold!".)
The President's program with ref
erence to the Supreme Court of the
United States continues to overshad
ow al other national issues. His ap
peal to the country in the form of one
of his radio "fireside chats" is being
widely discussed. Hearings on his
proposal are drawing large crowds to
the rooms of the Senate committee on
judiciary. Proponents and opponents
of the measure ar drawing their lines
for battle. In ether words, another
important chapter in American his
tory is being written, whatever that
chapter may finally record.
In this connection it is interesting
to read the oath of members of the
Supreme Court. It follows:
"I do solemnly swear that I will
administer justice without respect to
persons, and do equal right to the poor
and the rich: and that I will faithfully
discharge the duties incumbent on me J
as judge, according to tne pest ot my
abilities and understanding, agrees
ably to the Constitution and laws of
the United States." .
Whatever may be the viewpoint of
n-nv individual with regard to the
nresent Supreme Court issue, consid-
able stress must be laid on the last
sentence of the above oath reading
"agreeab'.y to the Constitution and
law of the United States." From
(Iiy Dan Tompkins.)
The adjournment date of the 1937
General Assembly, tentatively placed
at Thursday of this week, has defi
nitely been postponed, by reason of
circumstances. There is a possibility
that the Lieutenant Governor and the
Speaker will order the doors of Senate
and House chambers opened, So that
they will look directly across the Cap
itol at each other, and simultaneously
striking their desks with their gavels.
declare the assembly aapourneu sine
die, sometime Saturday night. Many
old observers of legislative proced
ure believe, however, that the ad
journment can not take place until
Tuesday or Wednesday of next week.
- j -.'-'
The -assembly has been working
fast as it was possible, so fast, in
fact that it has kept the enrolling
and engrossing offices jammed with
bills, necessitating the employees
working day, night and Sundays to
keep pace with the two chambers
down stairs, and have bills ready for
ratification. Any bill that should
fail of ratification would not become
a law on the statute books, for the
reason that each one must be read
three time in each house and ratified.
Roll call bills that take three days
in each chamber will prove the stum
bling blocks in the way of adjourn
ment Thursday as planned, and may
this it would seem that the laws of continue the session over into next
the United States and the laws are j week. One of these is the permanent
the acts passed by the Congress and i improvement bill for the state insti
signed by the President have equal tutions. It passed the House last
standing with the Constitution. The . week and was sent over to the Senate,
President contends that they have not but that body raised the figures in
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Fines Creek Com
To Begin Friday
Fred L. Satl'onl, principal has an
nounced the following features -'of the
commencement exercises of the Fines
Creek high school will begin on Friday
night, the Hit h, when the senior class
will present their annual play, "The
Ghost Bird," in the school auditorium
at 8 o'clock. :
On Sunday the 21st, at I! o'clock in
the afternoon, .the' Rev. (). C. Lufidrum
pastor of the Presbyterian church, of
Hazel wood, will deliver the baccalaur
On Wednesday evening the 24th,
at 7:-'50 o'clock the annual recitation
and declamation contest will be held.
At 1 1 o'clock on Thursday morning
the 20th, the class day exercises will
be held, and that night the final fea
ture of the commencement exercises
will be take place. At this time C. N,
Walker, trust office of the Wachovia
Bank, of Asheville, will make an ad
dress, and the members of the grad
uating class will receive their diplomas.
leaders of the faction which favor
the establishment of liquor stores in
Haywood county, were of the opinion
yesterday that the longer the elec
tion can be postponed, the better their
chances will be of getting the meas
There has been a split in the ranks
of the faction favoring liquor stores,
and at the same time, the opposing
faction has been hard at work increas
ing their strength.
The differences of opinion were
based on a bill introduced in the leg
islature by Representative Calx1, which
would allow the establishment of one
or more liquor stores in Waynesville
j and Canton, in the event either Way
nesville or Reaverdam townships
should give u majority vote for liquor
i stores, even though the majority of
! voters in the county voted against
1 ARC stores in the election to be called.
' Mr. Cabe's bill passed the house
under suspension of rules, but was
killed in the senate. The bill was bit -
i y -opposed by Senator McKee.
I .iust when the.-board of elections
! will meet to set a date for the olec
i tinii which the commissioners request
ed -.several woks ago, is not known.
The eyes of the state arc on Hay
wood und the election, and both fac
I lions are renewing their strength for
I one of the bitterest elections ever held
in the county.
The faction opposing liquor stores in
a county-wide rally held here Sunuay
night, at which time Cale K. Hurgess,
united dry -leader of the state spoke,
plans were made and completed for
the circulation of thirty petitions in
every section of the county getting
signatures- of citizens to oppose the
Cabe bill. The petitions were sent
to Senator McKee, and Mr. Hurgess
carried about 200 names back with
The faction urging Mrs. McKee to
favor the bill were also busy over the
week-end with petitions, both by mail
and wire. One petition contained
about 100 names and another from
.Canton had forty and another about
ten. Scores of individuals expressed
themselves by wire to Mrs. McKee.
The rural districts were nvuch dis
turlK'd over the bill. Sentiment in
outlying districts was bitter against
its passage. A group met in Clyde
Saturday night and expressed them
selves as opposing the measure.
Five Hurt Sunday
In Auto Wreck
Five persons were injured late Sun
day afternoon when two cart crashed
in a head-on collision at Saunook.
One car was from Sylva, and the
other front .Georgia.'. The names of
the occupants were not learned. Two
women and three men were in the cars.
One man suffered a broken nose,
another had a -.even- cut on his nose
and sevi rat ribs broken. All were
treated at" the. Haywod County Hospital-
for" their -.injuries, none of which
City policemen investigated the ac
cident.' One ollicer said an eye wit
ness reported the car from Georgia
was "taking the road."
60 Gallons White
Ga. Liquor Caught
A 1936 Ford and 60 gallons of white
Georgia liquor were confiscated by
Policemen Phillips and Downs last
week near Balsam, after a chase from
the center of Waynesville.
The driver of the car escaped as
he jumped from his car and fled in
the woods. The car bore a North
Carolina license tag.
$18,232 In Taxes
County tax collections for the mon'h
of February totaled , $18,222.45, ac
cording to a report made by W. H.
McCracken, tax supervisor to the
: Of this amount, ?13.5x7.n was f r
taxes. The remainder was f f
back taxes and penalties.
The penalties for the month amount
ed to $506.54.
Police Arrest 8
THREE-INCH SNOW FELL
IN COUNTY ON MONDAY
Haywood county -was blanketed in
a three-inch snow Monday, Which was
followed on Tuesday by the the urom
eter dropping to 12 degrees.
By Wednesday afternoon, all traces
of the snow had disappeared, except
in protected shady places.
City policemen w're ke nt ' hucy wit.
the week-end making arrests. Kcj'i
white people were arrested ard
charged with drunkenness or fi'j , n.
No colored people were arrested.
Among the eight was a woman -from
Canton. She paid her fine Monday
and was order to stay out of Waynes
ville. A man from Asheville wa
given the same sentence, by Mavor
J. H. Way.
Emmett Ballentine, manager of The
Food Store, is confined at his home
on account of illness.
Clyde Girl On College
Varsity Basketball Team
Among the students who made the
basketball varsity at the Woman's
College of the University of North
Carolina were Miss Ruth Rogers, of