Fee Waynesville Mountaineer
Published In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance, of The Great Smokv Mountains National Park
N. C, THURSDAY, JUNE 17. 11)37
$1.50 IX ADVANCE IN. COUNTY
UTrTyE NO. 23 WAYNESVILLE,
Jfflf RATES REDUCED
tonrty Tax Rate Might Have
lo Be Boosted40 to 50 Cents
creased Demands On County'
Treasury Indicate Higher
Kate l or Next Year
: e: '
jations are that the tax
ounty for next year will
by about forty or fifty
i-njr to tentative figures
T. J. I'athey, county au-
Main Street Park
ing To Be Limited
To Only 30 Minutes
V' tfir. nowevei, toimui uiv
ml of the IDS (-38 DUd-
fi'r -ul'iiiission to the board of
,B!.i..mfrs until the tax office com
es the mv revaluation of prop-
'which is now underway.
.ia'ordii'.tr t" John Hipps, in charge
Jie new revaluation, the work will
completed within tw0 weeks. All
htshii's nave ruosiieu hu uic
:icn tf Waynesville and Beaver
, Tii (iate there is , no way of
ling what the assessed valuation
total,, Mr. Hipps said, the valu-
iin 01 tne county una year wan
ed at twenty-two and a half mil-
with a rax rate of $106.
iMr. Cathey explained that two new
;ools, and the additional burden ot
social security '-set-up would re
in an increase in the tax rate to
point that it might reach $1.60.
nre.sent rate is $1.06.
The state social security board has
imated that this county will have
raise $12,500 for social security,
local officials believe that it will
i S2-i.(100 from the. oountv.
ITruler the nlan. th atatp will brO-
lie thp samp amount as the pountv.
id the federal government provides
rice the sum. If Haywood requires
(HI.IWl t.lip statp will nrnvide a
lurth, the county a fourth, and the
Wral government half.
Last year the board of commission-
Teduced the tax rate 25 cents.
1935 the rate was $1.31.
course, as Mr. Cathey explained,
Deuel that ' the county tax
will hp inprpnsA1 from fortv
fiftv cents is Hased nn a ereneral
prvey made by the board of commis-
nners before the budget is adopted.
It WftR lpavnpW rAwi trruw ant.ViOT.ltV-
...... ... wvv. -.-,,
at the new revaluation in all Drob-
fcility show an increase of about two
to half millians. One official said,
lldinc fmm V10 rtrnc.Viina .Vtt nrp
Upleted, it looks as if we will have
ItMlTl CI, fK,., hA nccnccnil
uilll. LlSllL Ullllj; LIl Offfrvu
Wuation to twenty-five millions for
f-xt year. '
ames Smith, 66,
Buried On Sunday
Last rites were conducted on Sun
y afternoon at three o'clock at the
Rt Baptist church, for . .Tames
66,. whft AieA fin ITriHnv nio-ht
?;15, at the home of his daughter.
p. Sam Junes. The Rev. H. W. Bau.
Jrchf otiWlated. Burial was in Green
S6iirir ai nQnhoij.Ai.t.''-iifAi.fl'i t t?
lotan, W. JI. Ray, D. V. Phillips,
H. Rmvl Yv T ri . . j T fi
"f. Smith was in KiiQi'noco in War
Nville f,,r manv vonvc TT..a'(vniint.
ill health hp ViaH Tint Wn ofivplv
Raged. in his work for several years.
Pand Mis c-;,v vj
f 'ladison rOlini, fty tVia noil ta-ar
Sarvivitio. b,.p, u: j
in . "'o wis wiuow aiiu IIIC
Kr p t"uien; Mrs, sam Jones,
I - noDinson, Mrs. James
L?' and Mr- Marion Smith, all of
Parking on Main street will be
limited to thirty minutes, accord
ing to a decision reached by the
board of aldermen in a special ses
sion here Tuesday night.
The ordinance will not be en
forced until the warning signs are
placed on the streets.
Workmen were at work Wed
nesday morning making the signs,
and they are expected to be erect
ed this week-end and the ordi
2,133 Fish Caught
In Sherwood Forest
Many sportsmen took advantage,
both locally and those visiting in the
section, during the first week in June,
of the three days the streams uf
Sherwood Forest, government lands,
were opened to the public. A total
of 406 persons fished in the forest
and 2,133 fish were caught during the
three day period.
On the Big East Fork of Pigeon 94
persons tried their Juck and had to
their credit 533 fish. While other
streams were fished by 312 persons
with a catch of 1,600.
One interesting catch of the week
was made by Boss Burress, who
planted fish in the Big East Fork on
May 10, U)34, where there were prac
tically no fish left. He went back dur
ing the recent open season and caught
his allotld fifteen, and they were
beauties, measuring from ten to six
teen inches, evidencing how well he
did his work in 1934,
The streams in Sherwood will again
be opened to the public for three days
in July, namely 2nd, 3rd and the 4th,
which will close the fishing season for
the government lands for this year.
Law Against Pick
ing Flowers Along
G. C. I'h'tt, county game and forest
warden, has recently been instructed
by J. R. Ppratt, district forester, to
bring before the people of Haywood
county the law to protect trees, shrubs
and flowers along the state highways,
as passed by the North Carolina leg
islature. The State Conservation department
is making every effort this season
to enforce the law, for the protection
uf highway beautification, and they
are urging each person connected
with the work in the state to use
every facility to gain the co-opera-
tion of the public.
The law passed in 1934 is entitled,
"An act to protect owners of prop
erty along the state highways o
.North Carolina," and leads as follows;
"Any person, not being on his own
land, or without the consent vf the
owner thereof, who shall, with one
hundred yards of any State highway,
of North Carolina, or within a like
distance of any public road or high
way, willfully commit any damage,
injury, or spoliation to or upon any
tree, wood, underwood, timber, garden,
crops, vegetables, plants, lands.
springs, t)r any matter or growing
or being thereon, or who cuts, breaks,
or removes any tree, plant, or bower
within such limits, shall be guilty of
a misdemeanor, and upon conviction
fined not exceeding fifty dollars, ($50)
or imprisonment not exceeding thirty
days; Provided, however, that this
act shall not apply to the officers,
agents and employees of the State
Highway Commission or county road
authorities while in the discharge of
Program Manager Max Bryant Estate
Books To University
On Plans To Give
Rates Like Carolina
llt. .1. M. OKMM
Schedule Of Lake
Program Is Given
Dr. Orniand Promises' "Some
thing Doinjr All The Time"
For Coming Season
Summer Visitor Is
Honored At G.W.U.
attle Sales Begin
Today At Clyde
The firs . 77, 7" 1 ..
f 'l y V "'-ue aie ot the season
V h. d at the Clyde stockyards
clock ." 8 naiW ... at one
ar aleS each Thurs
and at the samo i.,.
WdW V Sales are held re"
fiord r -i. 'eather conditions. Med-
ffician ,r18 auctioneer.
lav ttt i e stocltyards said yes.
iri- :"at ly were looking for
t.r.5,! :,?,od season. The sales con-
about December first.
. marks ti,- . ..
flivpa, : opening or tne
Clvde t .the live stockyard sales
. ' r- Last VOoy. 41.- 1 ... i .
PProYin,ni , v wie eaies xotaiea
Smathers To Head
Student Body Next
Year At U. of Fla.
George A'mistead Smathers, 22-year-old
son of Judge and Mrs. Frank
Smathers, of Waynesville and Miami,
and grandson of Dr. and Mrs. B, F.
Smathers and Mrs. S. A. Jones,' has
been elected to serve as president of
the student body of the University of
Fiord ia for the coming year.
Voted the greatest all-round ath
lete in Dade county -when he graduated
from Miami senior high school in 1932
young Smathers was elected to the
office without one name from the 3,038
students of the university offered in
opposition. It was the first time such
an honor had been accorded a student.
Smathers has been a student at the
univesrity: for five years. During
which time he has completed his arts
and science course and is now taking
law. He has won virtually every de
bating and public speaking honor that
can be achieved by one person. His
laurels have extended into collegiate
competition throughout the South.
Miss Agnes Fitzhugh Shapter,
daughter of Mrs. E. Fitzhugh Shapter,
of Washington, D. C., who has had a
summer home in Grimball Park for
the past twelve years, wrus among
the graduates last week from.: George
Miss Shapter, who made a very
unusual record, was a member of the
Pi Beta Phj sorority, manager of the
senior tennis class of the honorary
varsity tennis of 1937, 'member of the
university glee club of th' junior staff
of the college paper, was awarded a
letter in intramural badminton 1937,
awarded class numerals . in ftennis,
! member of l'hi Sigma Rho, philoso
i phical society, holder of highest
scholastic average in sorority, chap
ter," and holder of 1 he Columbian
Miss Shapter and her mother will
arrive tomorrow for the summer
season. . . j'
(Special to The Mountaineer.)
"There will be something doing all
That is the word which has gone
out from the Methodist Assembly con
cerning activities at the Methodist
Summer Assembly here.
The prospectus just issued by Dr.
J. M. Ormoiul, of Durham, N. C, pro
gram manager, indicates that the
promise of something doing all the
time will be made good. For with
the Junaluska Summer School, offil
iated with Duke University, off to a
good start, June 10-July 20, the out
look is bright for a successful, busy
Dr. Ormond's program schedule of
schools and conferences opens; with a
peak event, namely, Bible Week, June
27-July 3, when Dr. James Moffatt,
the famous Bible translator, will con
duct courses in the Gospel of John
each morning and an inspirational pro
gram in the auditorium in the even-
l ing designed to stimulate interest m
Straight through the season the
Junaluska calendar sweeps offering
a continuous program featuring
events of popular interest in the field
of religion, education, recreation, art,
entertainment and various cultural ac
tivities. The student and tho vaca
tionist, the transient visitor and the
summer re.-ident, youth and age, alike,
Aimeuiuenienl ot local interest was
the recent presentation to the library j
f' Washington University, of St.
1 ouis, of the 12,000. volume library j
of the late Max Bryant., scholar and
musician, of Waynesville and St. !
The library was given" the college
bv bis widow according to his wishes. ;
It consists largely of classics ami
philosophic works and contains many
rare editions, ami is considered by the
university one of the most valuable
acudemv collections ever received by
Noteworthy groups in the library are
the 2,000 volume collection of French
works, an equally large German col
oction and about 0.00 volumes in
There is also a large collection of
the works of Horace. The oldest book
in the library is a vellum bound Latin
folio lated 154S. A seven-volume set
of Beaumont and Fletcher contains
book plates of "the most notable Duke
of Bedford," dated 1730, Wobi un
Mr. Bryant, who was well known in
this section," his parents .having main
tained summer home here for more
than forty years, had spent much time
in this section. His death occurred
in 1935, and Mrs. Bryant, his widow,
who also often visited here, has not
been to Waynesville since that date.
Residential Kates Will He Con
siderably Reduced. New
Rates Kffective July
27 Local Scouts
Twenty-seven Boy Scouts were pro
moted on Tuesday night at a session
of the court of honor of the Haywood
district of the Daniel Boone council,
which was held in the court house,
with William Medford presiding.
Those promoted were; Tenderfoot,
Joe Swayngim Waynesville Troop 2.
Second class: Jimmie Deas, Canton,
First class: Tommy Davis,' Waynes-,
ville, Troop 2, and Billy llaliburton,
Canton, Troop 1.
Among those receiving merit badges
from Waynesville Troop 2 were:
Byron Marsh, Edward McBorie, Bob
by Colkitt, joe V. Davis. Capers Green,
Joe Tate, Jr., Bobbie le, ,bie Way,
Henry Hoy, lien Colkitt, Kenneth
..Palmer, Jack Kicheson.
From -Canton ' Troon 1. those- - re-
' reiving pie lit badges were: Martin
j Cavanaugh. Brvsmi l.i .ll'erd, Hilly
Alexander, William Part. .n. Jack May.
have been provided for in the Reason's, i Jaines Canipliell, and Brainard-
Rev. H. W. Baucom Recuperating
The Rev. H. W. Baucom, pastor of
the First Baptist church, who has
been ill for the past fortnight, is im
proving. He is now recuperating at
his old home hear Lumberton.
While he has been confined to his
home his son, the Rev. H, W. Baucom,
Jr., has been supplying for him.
Young Mr. Baucom has served as
pastor of the Murphy Baptist church.
He is a graduate of Wake Forest
College, and is a third year student
at; the Southern Baptist Theological
Seminary of Louisville, Ky.
GIVING FLOWER PLANTS AWAY
Donald Dunham, one of the town's
best gardeners, is giving away as long
as they last calendula, candy tuft,
and aster plants.
Norman Caldwell, newly appointed
traffic officer, for Main street here,
reported yesterday that t he people of
Waynesville were co-operating in
every way to carry out the new traffic
ordinances recently adopted by the
board of aldermen.
"Signs are now being made which
will designate the parking limit on
Main street, and until then we are
not enforcing the over-parking law,"
Patrolman Caldwell said.
"The people realize it in to their
interest to observe the law, and seem
satisfied with obeying them," He continued.
Girl Scouts Plan
The Waynesville troop of the Girl
Scouts held the regular meeting on
Tuesday afternoon in the Welch Me
morial Sunday school building of the
First Baptist church. Lt Hattie Sile'r
Freeman had charge of the program
of the afternoon during which time
plans were discussed for the summer
activities of the group.
Those present were: Patrol leaders,
Betty Jene Alley, Jane Stentz and
Charline Rotha, and scouts, Patsy
Gwyn, Gladys Walker, Ruth Wagen
feW, Mary Lee Alley, Ruby Francis,
Helen McCracken, Catherine Davis,
Edna Catherine McGee, Virginia Kel
lett, and Nora Mae Walker,
The 'following- schools and confer- I
ences sponsored by the Methodist;
Episcopal Church, South, and allied
intert'sts have been scheduled:.' j
June 10-July 29,. Junaluska Sum- :
in or school. . j
June 27-July 3. Bible Week. j
July 4-10, Christian Citizenship
July 5-10, "Western North, Carolina '
Conference." Young People's Assembly.
Ju'y 5-Aug. 4,. Camp Chenmla.
July 13-1H, : Church tciiie Pastor's
July 13-24, Young Pcriple's Leader- ;
ship Conference. """ "!
July 20-29 Coun-il on Christian I
Social Order. '
July 20-31, Western North Caro- j
lina Conference School for Christian
Aug. 3-10, Missionary Conference.
Aug.; 8-15,. Preaching week.
Aug. 10-12, Annual meeting board
of lay activities,
Aug. 12-20, Leadership school.
The Methodist Assembly adminis
( Continued on back page.)
Henry. .Foy- and Ji;t 1 j sir . Seae, '1"
iiiemlwrs of the, Wayliesvil.le-' ti"oop,
were promoted to Star Sinits. i
Following' the court,' members uf
the distnrl coiniiiittee .e!:t "o t he 1
Arii.erii-ari Legion home, where, they ,
installed the newly organized, troop
sponsored by the Haywood .post.
Kobert II. (iibson. , is Scout muster,
with . Mark Davis assistant, .arid the
following boys compose the troop:
Frank leopard, Frank. Worthington,
Jr., Hugh' Francis,': Harry Dyer, Billy j
l'iazier. Jr., Iioliert I... Burgh:, Jr.,
and 'a u Curtis. i
A decision was made 'Tuesday night
at a special meeting of the town hoard,
of aldermen and the "mayor, to reduco
the light rates in Waynesv i:l. This
action came after the board had gone
over the situation with a rate expert
of the Carolina Power fc Light Com
pany. The biggest reduction will be made
in tin' residential rates, Mayor J. H.
Way stated. The officials are working
on plans which will put into effect in
Waynesville' . the same rates as now
charged by'. Carolina Power A: Light
Company in this area.
"We hope to adopt the Carolina
schedule of rates from start to fin
ish," Mr. Way said.
"The-minimum charged by Carolina
is $.1, while the town has a minimum
of $1.20. The town also has several
different schedules, hut under the pro
posed ' plans, there will only be one
rate, and that on a sliding scale. The
more a resident uses the cheaper the
kiilowatt hour rate.
"Under this new plan we believe
(hat. many homes will install electric
ranges, and other appliances because
ot the reduced rate. Under the new
rates it will be to the advantage of
the consumers to unc more electricity,
and get advantage of the low rates
offered on volume.
The explanation was made that the
new rates would not go out on this
month's bills which are now being pre
pared. The' board plans, however, to
figure these bills under the Carolinu
Power rates and make a comparison.
After this comparison is made, then
the final rate will lie adopted, and it is
believed the residential Carolina rate
will be used.
The industrial and commercial rates
now being "charged by the town arc
lower in many. "instances than the Car
olina rates for the same classes.
The town .officials- are taking eviy
precaution against reducing the rates
to a point when1 it would cause a
uelicit in the light department
Enough profit has to In- made to pay
for the up keep of the system, which
is rated as a $250,000 system.
It was also -pointed out, that the
street, lights are provided without cost
to the taxpayers of the town. In
towns the same size of Waynesville
'the taxpayers have to provide as much
as $10,0(10 a year for street lighting.
"We have every reason to believe
that the ''Carolina rates will be adopted
as of July first," Mr. Way said, "and
if that be .true, the taxpavei s will be
getting ine same rates, as other towns,
and in addition, ..will : savc I lie. rt-ra
their property for' the stieet
an early- i
Carol i n a a Ks throughout.,
fates will hi' .announced at
ate, but in the. iilesmtijiie,.
- are working to-.car :, the
Joe Riley Passed
Away Tues. Night
Last rites -will be conducted this
mourning in Miami, Fla., for Joe Riley,
who died on Tuesday night at 6:30.
He had not been well, but his condi
tion was not considered serious,
. Mr. Riley was wel' known in this
section, where with his family he
had spent the past five years. They
have occupied the Norwood house on
the Balsam Road.
Mr, Riley was the son of the lite
Mr, and Mrs. John Riley, of Miami,
who were among the first residents
of that city, the father having served
as the first mayor of Miami.
Surviving are one sister, Mrs. J.
H. Pero, three nephews, and one niece,
Gulf Service Station
Opened This A M.
The new Gulf Service Station at the
corner of Main and Pigeon streets
opened for business this morning, -witi-;
White Mease and Charles Ballentine
Although -completed last December,
the station was not opened until this
The equipment, as well as the build
ing, is new and of the most rnodern
An enclosed washing and greasing
rack is one of the features of the
In an advertisement elsewhere in to
day's paper, the operators are adver
tising complete service, and a full line
of Gulf products.
Many Honors Given
To Carl Ratcliff
Bowles Named Assistant
Secretary Of ('. Of C.
M. H. Bowles has been named as as
sistant secretary of the Waynesville
Chamber of Commerce for the sum
Mr. Bowles served as secretary last
summer. He assumed his duties Tues
day of this week, and will remain on
the job until August 15th.
.fail Ratcliff, of . WaynosviHe, as
'announced at. the recent commence
ment exercises of Western Carolina
Teachers College,, was chosen as the
Best Boy Citizen on the .'college cam
j pus. This is the highest, honor which
i can be conferred upon a member of
the student body and under present
! plans his name will be placed in a col.
lege hall of fame.
! , Other than the above mentioned
j honor' .he '.has'-served--as president of
his i reshman and junior classes; vice
president of , his sophomore class;
president of R ix r.-on House govern
ment; president of Erosophian Liter
ary Society; president .of Monogram
club, and president of the Haywood
County club. During the past year
Mr. Ratcliff has served as president
of the student body and was voted
the most popular boy in the senior
He received the distinctive honor
of football captain during the past
season and received a medal for intra
mural athletics. He was also select
ed as an all conference end on the
North State team.
Mr! Ratcliff received his B. S. degree
and will be connected with the Way
nesville high during the coming year.
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