fHE Waynes ville' Mountaineer
Published In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance of The Great Smokv Mountains National Park
WAYXESVILLE. N. C, THl RSDAV, JTNE 10. 1937
$1.50 IN ADVANCE IN COUNTY
ALMER TURKS DOWN COUNTY AGENT 0
0m NO 22.
Uy Traffic Laws Will Be Enforced
traffic Officer By
king Regulations On Main
,reet. And Turning In The
Driveways Will Be
i&trnnination to enforce traffic
,n Main street here. Mayor J. H.
ur.ii the tn aldermen have em.
'. Ni.nnan Caldwell as full-time
l: Ah1 to patrol Main street
:avt' instructed him to make ar
. where violations are found.
.Caldwell was sworn in Monday
::, at a special meeting at which
all police were instructed to
ie moiin-ists follow the letter of
iw He. went on duty Tuesday
orkmen were busy the first of this
i marking off parking lanes, and
::njr signs designating time lim-
or parking1 : on Main street. It
explained that the maximum time
be ewe hour, and in some sections
thiity minute limit will be al
1 The signs will be erected,
then the patrolman will begin
pctfth cars for over-parking,
d double parking will be allowed,
he traffic light will be operated.
itrdman Caldwell will be on duty
I ten o'clock in the morning until
at night, and probably a little
er on Saturday nights.
today's paper, there is published,
irdinance relative bo turning in
f station driveways on Main
ft. This ordinance will be put
feet June 15th, and each operator
W notified of their duty. . The
lance sets out that a person con
rf under the sections of the or
ce, shall be subject to a penally
60 for each offense. .
nong the things mentioned in the
ance, is that no cars shall he
ed on sidewalk territory while at
". station; that the station
construct and maintain a curb
N the station and sidewalk ; that
fPs be placed on sidewalks in
of stations. .
K naming of Mr. Caldwell as
f officer for Main street, .will
four other policemen to patrol
pwiainder of the town. Chief
Md and Patton will be on dutv
time and Philli ps and Downs
the nig-ht policemen,
r the past twenty years Mr,
ll has operated a taxi here, and
muM with the necessity of mo-
""eying traffic laws.
P Way said, "We are determ-
ctvange. conditions here. The
kve been given the no wpt to
N have been instructed to see
traffic ordinances are fol-
W. Riley Palmer
Of His Decision
Making Good Record
Town Officials Working On
Plans For Lower Power Rates
MISS .J1XSIK l'Sl)i:KV(OI
Miss Underwood Is
Honored By Students
Of Gastonia School
Former Waynesville Citizen Has
Been Teaching In Gastonia
For Ten Years
Expert Due In Town This Morn
ing To Meet With Officials
With View Of Making
An expert on light and power rates
is scheduled t(1 arrive in town today
and spend much time as will be nec
essary with the mayor and board of
aldermen in revising a new schedule
of rates for consumers in Way nesvillo,
it was learned yesterday from .Mayor ,
.1. 11. Way. ' J
The expert is a member of the taff !
of the Carolina Power1 and Light Com- J
Mayor Way said that it was the idea
of the ' officials' to work out one rate i
schedule simi'ar to that now being
used by the 'Carolina Power and Light
Company. At present the town has
about seven schedules of rales, all
depending on the number of kilowatt
hours consumed. Flu new rate, if
adopted,, will simplify matters and
make it easier for every consumer to
check their meters and also bills,- it
Jt is known that the Carolina Power
customers have made little oi' no com
plaint under this Set-up.
Present p'nns are to wink out the
new schedules as .soon' as possible.
Mayor Way was not certain that it
could be done in time for July bills,
but stated that no time would lie lost.
Last Rites Held For
J. M.Bramlett, 90,
Here Last Sunday
Retired Farmer Of County Iass
ed Away At His Home After
k Visited Bv
'he month of May, a total
' Persons visited and toured
-moky Mountains National
, V vehicles, an incline, nf
T Mm ... ' ' w
fcav. ,q, r if stimated travel
At the close of the school term in
Gastonia this year, Miss Jinsie Un
derwood, of this city, was honored by
having the high school annual dedi
cated to her. She has been a member
of the faculty of the Central High
school In Gastonia for the past ten
years. She is in charge of history.
She was sponsor of the senior class,
and took part in all senior activities.
Besides teaching history she has
charge of the debating teams of the
school, and her: teams have won dis
trict championships for the past five
years, and once or twice were state
Miss Underwood is the daughter of
Mrs. R. L. Underwood, of this city.
She arrived home Sunday to spend the
summer. She completed her high
school studies at Waynesville High,
and then attended N. C. C. W., at
Greensboro. Immediately after get
ting her diploma there she went to
Gastonia and has been there ever
since. She will return to the Gastonia
school in the fall.
Besides her school work, Miss Un
derwood is Girl Scout leader and takes
an active part in church work.
WThen she -arrived home this week
she was "loaded down" with gifts
given her by members of the graduat
Last rites were conducted on Sun
day afternoon at 3:00 o'clock for
James Massena Bramlett, 90 who died
on Friday afternoon at his home here,
after a brief illness. The services
were held at the Maple Grove Metho
dist church, with the Rev. J. P. Jessup,
assisted by Dr. R. S. Truesdale, of
Pallbearers were; W. G. Byers,
John R. Hipps, W. A. Hyatt, E. L.
Withers, M. Theodore McCracken, and
John M. Queen.
Mr. Bramlett was born in Green
ville, S. C, in 1H-17 and came to this
section when quite a young man. He
was for many years engaged in farm
ing and logging operations. For
years his family has been identified
with the affairs of this community.
Surviving are three swns, T. L., I,.'
IL, and ('line Bramlett, all of Way
nesville, and tw0 daughters,, Mrs. A.
U. McClure, of Canton, and Mrs, G.
W. Allen, of Detroit; one sister. Miss
Laura Bramlett, of Candler, and one
brother, J. P. Bramlett, of Hepco,
eight granddaughters, one grandson,
and fourteen great grandchildren.
Civic Group Asks
County To Provide
Money For Hospital
WJ-IJed Addition Is Needed at
Haywood County Hospital,
Hoard Is Told
'Swain County Will
u"iMims were ai-
we disnlnv -
ana the , early blooms of
vpie species of rhodo-
rfrom 46 states, the
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tiMr a an AiasKa,
i0n- A anaaa, Mova
nted. with 34 per cent of
mjiV from ..I... ..
of V fl l"er man tne
-orth Carolina and Ten-
JJjMt travel f0r any one day
ilay ",n was reached on Memorial
2ul 0,6 actual 'nt
enM WhicIes .tnrin
ns tr., . u an others
0rth Carolina and Ten-
Mrs. v w ,. '....
f cfn Rov. eatord and
fcf '.and Phil, returned
:tef0IT.a,1(ldenite, where they
tier's sister, Mr3. E. K
VPA Engineer Visit
ing Relatives Here
. ' i ' . '
D. M- Rea, of Charlotte, son-in-law
of Mr. and Mrs. T. L. Bramlett, is
spending several days here, recuper
ating from a recent illness.
Mr. Rea ie director of operations of
WPA of the fourth district, " and had
charge of engineering theV$335,000
municipal airport in Charlotte, which
will be formally1 opened early in July.
The airport now accommodates
large transport planes, and is giving
Charlotte air service for the first time
since last fall. The port cost $335,000,
exclusive of property costs, which was
born by the city at an expenditure
of about $45,000.
In the story of the 4-H Club Camp
which will be held in Swannanoa, car
ried last week, there was an error in
the datee instead of -Juie 29th
through July 22nd, the dates should
have been June 28 through July 2nd.
Citizens of this community have re
ceived invitations to attend the cele
bration of the 66th anniversary of
Swain county, on June 29th.
The program of the day will begin
at ten o'clock, with field day events
scheduled for the afternoon, and a
street dance that night.
Swain county at one time was part
of Haywood, and later of Jackson,
Those in charge expect a large attendance.
A group of citizens appeared before
the board of commissioners here last
Monday in behalf of the proposed .'id
bed addition to the Haywood County
The commissioners heard the group
of about ten, explain the need for
more room at the local institution,
and asked that the board consider pro
viding such funds as would be neces
sary to erect the new addition,
The Duke Foundation, will make a
liberal contribution to the new part,
it was said.
The commissioners took the posi
tion under present conditions they
cannot proceed to sell bonds or obli
gate the county for the approximate
$30,000' Which would-be the county's
part in the building.
It has been suggested that the
county proceed, with1, the selling of
necessary bonds and make a test case
of this action in the courts, as the
need 'of. 'additional, room at the hos
pital could be termed an emergency
The commissioners did1 hot vote on
the matter. No indication was made
as to when the matter would be .
brought uj) again.
The hospital was built for a iio-bed
institution, and an average of 85 to j
90 patients are cared for. I
Wooed With Pics
: County Board of Commis
I sioners Named Palmer
To Place On Monday
Cupid was taught a new trick
when a euitor of pretty Julia
FreeU, 18-year-old Knoxville,
Tenn., capitalized on her liking
for lemon pies and sent her 18 as
a graduation gift (she kept th
piei but refused to reconsider his
Pleased With City
As Meeting Center
Rotarians heard Dr. T. Iv Bowne,
J i -; I of voeatiotia! .. - work . in North
Carolina, and D. M. Clements, region
al agent of agriculture of the South,
expressed in glowing terms, their
thanks to this eomnmnity for the hos
pitality shown the oi at lonal teachers
hei-e for th( ir annual siniHiier . con
While thev dul li"t commit .them
selves, the speakers did intimate that
they were so favorably impressed with
Lake .lunaluska as a .'-meeting- place
that they would like to see.it made
the annual meeting place.,
.. Mr. Cements during the course of
his brief remarks, congratulated this
Community 0n gett ing J. C. 11: own as
a vocational teacher. He said that
.Mr. Ill own was one of the best that
he kto-w of anywhere.
Mrs. Stentz Heads
County Relief Work
The board of commissioners re-elected
Mrs. J. Dale Stentz Monday as su
perintendent of the relief of the
county. Mrs. Stentz will also act as
secretary of the Social Security hoard
of the county.
Mrs. Stentz has held the position as
superintendent of relief for the past
Two Canton Boy
Hold Up Truck
Driver With Razor, Get $108
Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Massie and
young daughter, Mary Anne, have re
turned from a visit to friends in High
Point, Greenville, and Durham.
Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Battle, of
Sylva, were the guests of the latter'e
parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Plott, on
Fifteen-year-old Kenneth Me
haffey and 20-year-old ' Woodrow
Smith looked like two innocent
hitch-hikers when they begged a
ride to Asheville with the driver
of the Miller Hi-Life Beer truck
at the Little Rock Service Sta
tion between here and Lake Ju
naluska Tuesday afternoon. But
now they must prove to the judge
and jury in the July term of court
that they are not highway rob
Just as their obliging truck
driver passed through their home
town of Canton, the two boys
whipped out a razor and forced
driver to pass over $108 in cash,
and then took his truck and drove
back to the Crabtree road and
forced him to get out.
Sheriff R. V. Welch and Deputy
Noble Ferguson were soon on the
trail and arrested the two boys
and brought them to jail.
They were given a hearing Wed-,
nesday morning before Magistrate
"C. B. Atkinson, and bound over
to superior court under $3,000
Late Wednesday afternoon both
boys were still in jail. They did
not hurt the driver, it was said,
but their razor hold-up is the first
of its kind ever remembered in
Miss Holtzclaw Is
Winner Of Award
Last week at the commencement ex
ercises of St. Catherine's school, of
Richmond,' Va., Miss Josephine Holtz
claw, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jack
Holtzclaw, of Richmond and Waynes
ville, was awarded the music schol
arship, a much coveted honor of the
scnool, which is given annually.
This is the fifth year that Miss
Holtzclaw has won this distinction
She possesses a remarkable talent
for music, and plans an extensive pro
gram of study.
M iss Holtzclaw is the granddaugh
ter of Dr. and Mrs. B. F. Smathers,
her mother being before her marriage
Miss Lida Smathers. I
I W. Riley Ialnu-r telephoned
friends here yesterday from Hal..
U'igji, that he was mailing formal
.notice to the Haywood Hoard of
Commissioners to the effect that
he would he unable to accept the
appointment as county agent for
I his county. The commissioners
named Mr. Talmer for the place,
an Monday afternoon.
Mr. Palmer, in the telephone
conversation, said that he had
already accepted another posi
tion. Fhe. board of commissioners named;
Mr.-Palmer to the place which is now
held by W. D. Smith.
Glenn Palmer father .of W. Riley
Palmer, and a member of the hoard
of commissioners, said that he -did
not know the members of the board
.had his son in mind for the place uiw
til the matter was brought Up Monday
afternoon. Young Mr, Palmer did
not make application for the place, it.
Commissioner Palmer left the meet
ing before the vote was taken, saying
that he did not want it said that he
"railroaded" his son into the place.
The remaining six members voted for
Immediately after the vote, the
board decided to notify Mr. Palmet
by telegram at State College in .Ral
eigh. Mr. Palmer is the son of Mr, and'
Mrs.. Glenn Palmer, of Clyde, Route
One. He received his diploma from
State College on Monday night, and
graduated with honors.
Dean Hanolson, -of State College,
was wired Monday afternoon of Mr.
Palmer's appointment, and would
have mentioned this fact when pre
senting his diploma, but the telegram
failed to reach its destin at. ion in time.
Mr. Palmer graduated from the"
Clyde High school in 193.'!. The fol
lowing year he went to Weaver College
and then to Brevard. 'College after the
merger of colleges. Jn 1935- he en
tered State College at Raleigh, whore
he completed his studies..
While attending high school ;ii
Clyde, and during the summer vaca
tions, he Won many honors in farm
work. He was an outstanding mem
ber of the 4-H Club of his community,
and won several trips to Raleigh for
judging cattle, and general .farm work.
Besides his farm Work, he was also
winner of a declamation contest in
He has lived on a farm ajl his life,
and is interestid in all lines of farm
MISS STENTZ SPONSOR
Miss Jane Stentz, daughter of Mr,
and Mrs. J. D. Stentz, was named
sponsor for the Rotary Club to the
Rhododendron festival in Asheville
FATHER LANE HEARD IN ASHE
Father Lane gave the baealaureate
address on Wednesday evening at the
School of Saint Anthony in Asheville.
The Subject of his address was "Sound
Principles of Education."
Miss Margaret Irwin and Miss Helen
McCracken are visiting the former's
grandmother in Charlotte.
Fifty Enrolled In
Bible School Here
The vacation Bible school of the
First Presbytetan chinch began here
Monday morning, wth Mr. Boyd Un
derwood in charge and assisted by
Mrs. L. M. Riche.-vn. Mrs. Albert Abel,.
Mrs. Frank Battle, and Mrs. Horace
Keener, and a group of trained girls.
The school began June 7th and will
continue through June 18th, it was
said. All children are invited to at
tend. The course includes singing, Bible
.stories, memory work, a course in
"What It Means to Be a Christian"
for the older children. Supervised
play is given by the trained girls, and
Mr. Underwood is in charge of the
To date about 50 children have en
rolled, and many others are expected.
' 1 Max ; Min
Wednesday 85 58
Thursday 81 61
Friday 80 51
Saturday 84 1
Sunday 85 5S
Monday : 79 51
Tuesday 82 t 5 A.