Fhe Waynes ville Mountaineer
Published In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
WAYNESVILLE. N. ( .. THURSDAY, JTNE 24. 1937
$l..r)0 IN AD Y ANTE IN COUNTY
Pensions Of $4,895
v v tenuis and widows of
'X"i.iii;r in Haywood county
4 as the semi-annual
t j., tisions as allowed by
'..."uituiv'. This amount does
monthly payment of
m .!. hi: Hoyle, who is blind.
... receiving a semi-annual
,.f lsJ.5t each were: Alden
.;,' living in San Francisco,
iavis Levi Mathis, K.
of Asheville, J. M.
j,,u who reco leo a M-iJu-uimutu
d; , !' sjc were as iollows: Mrs.
K. Arnngton, Mrs- M. L. Birch.
His. Harthaney Cabe, Mrs. S.
..iIhis, -Mis. Cordelia Clark, Mrs.
U'hak. -Mrs. Laura Curtis, Mrs.
Vll-Ivti, Mrs. L. Y. Jolly, Mrs.
ton. Mrs. R. V. Mills, Mrs.
B,.(ir.M, Mrs. Jessie Rogers,
Uui.-a J. fceott, .Mrs. Margaret
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Hd'S, All's, bailie l l uil, uiu r'.ia.
..:.. OCO L.
.ItiU'S lYielN lllg t?)v eacu eie. ;
W. Wanton, Mrs. E. E. Boyd, i
Susie Hurgess, Mis. Araada
Mrs. Ellen fowler, Mrs. Ma'ttie
S.kl. Mrs. Mary MeCracker.,
Aiidie Massey, Mrs. Ella Muse,!
Jlattie.L. I'lott, and Mrs. Sarah
(lows who have (lied since the j
payments were made' m Decem-
are: .mis. .warma Anne noyie i
Manila . M. Jones, and Mrs. M. A. i
-.psoii,. :.-'. j
Owners Of Hog
Pens In City Are
At Lake Sundav
kept in the
the staff of the health
lure have received lunu
la!!. ts about hogs being:
city limit.-. There seems
iio. Aitxtt is. c MMr.m:i:
ptad .sen-ices were hId on Sat
ky morninjr at 10 o'clock in the
e Oak Presbyterian church on
e Oak township, for Miss Iva
k, 4U, who died here on Thursday
tat 11 o'clock. The Rev. O. C.
tirum, pastor of the Hazelwood
bytwian Church, officiated. Bur
sas in the Clark family cemetery
le Teattue community.
Ilbearers were nephews as fol-
Robert Hugh Clark, Ben
tht, Jack Clark, Claude Rogers,
thappell, and Roger Ferguson.
ss Clark before her illness was
le in the work of her community,
was a member of the Presbyterian
proving are her mother, Mrs. Dal-
uii'k, of Lake Junaluska, with
nshe made her home: a brother.
fir Clark, of White Oak town-
and the following sisters: Mrs.
(ucen, Waynesville, Mrs. R. W.
I', Dade Citv. Fla.. Mrs, Ellen
'atken, of Butte. Mont... Mrs.
' Alien. f Toledo, Wash., and
Frank Davis, of Canton.
fol And Dance Hall
Belle Meade Open
forties at Belle Meade will begin
'"" m grand style on Saturday of
.' when the first formal
rp dance of the sMsnn will he
and the formal opening of the
wowing; to Kenneth Dunham,
'e Poi-1 has been open for a week,
a lai'se crowd is expected to take
of the sport offered by the
: ,!. Mrs,. Paul Hardin, Jr., and
'dren, Betsy and Paul Hardin,
adesboro, arrived on Mon
t. and Mrs. Hardin spent the
Part of the week with Mr. and
th Massie, and are now guests
; ail'l Mis. John M. Queen for
' "Wnder f the week. The chil-
spending the time as guests
Mai-y Ann Massie.
Park Director Will
Be Heard At Meet
j ing Of Trail Group
! Delegates to the biennial Appa
lachian Trail conference' will visit for
the second time the (Ireat Smoky
'Mountains National Park in Tennessee
and North Carolina when they meet
i in Gatlinburg, on June the 2tl to 28
inclusive, This will be the eighth coii
jvention of the conference.
Arno B. Cammerer, director of the
'National Park Service, regional and
district U. S. foresters from most of
the eastern I'nited States are plan
ning to attend, according to Myron H.
Avery, chairman of the board of man
agers of the conference. I
The convention will include about
200 hiking club representatives from
Maine to Georgia. Planning to at
tend from the local Balsam Hiking
club are the president, Chas. E. Ray,
Margaret Hyatt, secretary, Harriett
Boyd, L. N. Davis, and Mr. and Mrs.
President of the conference is Major
William A. Welch. New York, general
manager of the Palisades Intertsate
The convention will be under the
sponsorship of the Smoky Mountains
Hiking club, of Knoxville, the Carolina
Mountain club, of Asheville, and the
Georgia Appalachian Trail club, of
For the first time a "completed"
Appalachian Trail marked and logged
throughout its 2,000-mile length from
Maine to Georgia will be reported at
this conference. Reports from the
hiking clubs maintaining the wilder
ness trail in 1,3 eastern states will be
a feature of the convention.
Other speakers besides Mr. Cam
merer, will be Joseph C. Kircher, of
Atlanta, regional 'forester of the U. S.
Forest Service, Dr. H. M. Jennison,
associate wildlife techincian of the
Great Smoky Mountains National
Park, and Dr. Stanley A. Cain, bot
anist, of the University of Tennessee.
to b-.' a misunderstanding as to an or
dinace prohibiting anyone from keep
ing hogs within the city limits, so the
health officials in co-operation with
the town officials issued the following
statement this week:
Any one keeping swine within the
corporate limits of the Town of Way
; nesville, in violation to the following
ordinance, will be subject to prosecu
: tion :
HOG 1'l.N ORDINANCE
t UK IT ORDAINED by the Hoard of
i Aldermen of the Town of Wavnes
I. That is shall be unlawful for
any person, firm or corporation to
keep or maintain any bog pen or feed
any swine within the corporate limits
of the Town of Waynesville.
II. That any person, lirni or cor
poration violating this ordinance shall
lie guilty ot a misdemeanor and fined
Ffty ($50.0(0 Dollars for each offense.
111. That all ordinances in conflict
with this ordinance are h.treby repealed.
I. Ihat this ordinance shall be
effect from and after August 4 1 h , !!
no .iosi rin s
ing Saturday To Settle
On A County Agent
S,000 Brown Trout
Are Put In J. Creek
K 'I?. 'have aIready noticed
e,..m With the type on
m h ' "' !t 1S new and slightly
Past oeen usea in
.i. . ' I'.-'.
II r -"nge in the com
' lY' - bit-more
ofore the bnes. of Pe than
es p 1 es are -new and
c'ear easy-to-read print.
HbuttK ?V a considerable
v il v less eye-sttain. In
F arePue !allSts ae that this
rrd for T$Ji just another step
I lhe Mountaineer.
Local Man Has A
Big Landscape Job
Lowry Weaver, landscape architect,
who was appointed .superintendent '-of
the Guilford Courthouse National Mil
itary Park by the Department of the
Interior National Park Service, has
been receiving much favorable com
ment by the Greensboro papers on the
plantings on the battleground.
Mr. Weaver was appointed last
January, and started work shortly
after on the Guilford Courthouse
grounds. The total cost of the work
was around ?1),000. It is stated that
seven different contracts were let by
Mr. Weaver in the work, and that all
have been finished on scheduled time.
The work included screen plants
around the administrative buildings,
the laying of walks, the planting of
735 native plants, of various sizes
and species, and the transplanting of
many large nia pie trees. :
J. H. Brendle, 81,
Given Burial Sat.
Former Teacher In The County
Schools, And A Farmer Had
Been III 2 Years
Last rites were conducted on Satur
day afternoon at 2 o'clock at the home
on the Balsam Koad for James Henry
Bi'endle, 81, who died at the residence
on Thursday evening at fi o'clock fol
lowing an illness of more than two
years. The Rev Kay Allen officiated
and burial was in the Brendle family
cemetery on the place.
The active pallbearers were broth
ers-m-law of Mr. Brendle: Lawson
Mehaffey, Eula Mehaffey, Houston
Mehaffey, Austin Arrington, Tom Ma
son, and Hampton Winchester.
The honorary pallbearers were:
James Page, Granville Mull, Theodore
Muse, Dr. Sam Stringfield, Pink Muse,
Dr. Torn Stringfield, Fred Muse, John
Brendle, Wade Frazier, Dr. W. L
kirkpatrick, Dr. J. F. Abel, Roy Me-
Clure, C'leve Williams, Cloason Belt,
Alec Taylor, Bill Cole, and J. P.
Mr. Brendle is a descendant of one
of the early settlers of the county.
Mis grandfather, Menry itrcndlc, came
to this section in 1800 and the family
has resided here -since that date.
With the .exception of 18 years
spent in the w-est, Mr. Brendle has
lived in the county all his life. For
several years he taught in the county
schools and since that time has en
gaged in farming. His home on the
Balsam Road is one. of the'. 'oldest in
the county, having been built of logs,
later weather boarded by his grand
father, Henry Brendle, in 1818.
-.Surviving. 'are two daughters, Mrs.
C. G. Uayle, of Waynesville, and Mrs.
Myrtle Little, of Rockford, 111., and
one son, Jame 11. .Newton IJi endle, Jr.,
of Waynesville, and five 'grandchildren;
Day Will Be Held
At Lake Sunday
Annual Event Will Feature Ad
dress Hv Hon. Josephus Dan
iels, Of Raleigh
Groups 3Iust Get
Permits From Board
' . ; .....
The board of commissioners have
suggested that, all groups wanting to
hold open-air services in front of the
court house to get permits from the
chairman before holding these meet
During the past weeks there seems
to have been conflicting engagements.
Little Miss Mary Ann Massie had
as her guests last week Melvin Hayes,
of High Point, your.g daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Melvin Hayes.
Mrs. Earle Sheehan
Will Be Buried At
Last rites for Mrs. Etta Sheehan,
41, wife of Earle Sheehan, who died
on Tuesday night at 10:20 o'clock at
the Haywood County Hospital, will be
held at the home this afternoon at 2
o'clock. The jRev. Columbus Queen
and the Rev. A. C. Arrington, will of
ficiate. Burial will be in the Dell
Pallbearers will be the nephews of
Mrs. Sheehan, as follows: James
Moody, Carl' Head,. Roy Davis, Elmer
Head, Hilliard Sheehan, and Brad
Mrs. Sheehan was active in church
work, being a member of the Richland
Surviving are her husnand, two
daughters, Virginia and Alvia Jean,
three sons, George, Ray and Wayne;
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Me
haffey; three sisters, Mrs. Clifford
Moody, Mrs. Vinson Davis, and Mrs.
Everett Dillard, and four brothers,
Raymond, George, Wilford, and Her
Haywood County Day, June L'7, will
Formally open the JO.'iT season of the
Summer Assembly of the Methodist
Episcopal Chinch, South, at Lake
Junaluska,' Dr. J. M, Oniiond, ' pro
gram manager, has annoimct d.
Haywood. County Day will also inaugurate-.
Bible Week, June L'7-tp July
.', and the .address at 11 a. m. on that
day will he 'delivered by Hon. Jose
phus Daniels, of Raleigh, I'. S. am
bassador to Mexico, Secretary of the
Navy during the Woodrow Wilson ad
ministration and a native of North
Carolina.' At 8- p. in. the Rev. (.'hue
I'urcell, of Gadsden, Ala, a pulpit
speaker of note, will deliver the ser
Special emphasis will be given the
Bible during Bible Week and more
than usual interest centers in the
week's program as Dr. James Mof
fatt, famous Bible translator, will con
duct a course in the Gospel of John,
using two periods during the fore
noon. This will be Dr. Moffatt's fist
visit to the Summer Assembly at
Lake Junaluska, and the management
and program- leaders express much
gratification on being able to present
this great Bible scholar to the Juna
Eight thousand brown trout tin
gerlings were placed in Jonathan
Creek Tuesday morning by Game
Warden Cody I'lott.
The fish were brought here
from the state tish hatchery at
Large barrels of ice water in
a truck were used in transporting
V. Curtis Russ
N. C. Press Group
By 11 il
la Wav Gwvn.
175 Young Workers
Of Salvation Army
In Session At Lake
One hundred and seventy-five young
people of the various corps of the
Salvation Army of North and South
Carolina are in attendance at the sum
mer school which has licon held under
the auspices of the Salvation A l iny at
Lake Junaluska, for the past ten days.
On Sunday at 2:.'t0 in the after
noon, there is to be a service of
special interest at the Lake Junaluska
Auditorium. Captain Cecil Brown,
well known mountain missionary of
vuss, editor of The Moun
taineer, was elected president of the
North Carolina Press Association, at
its (ifith annual summer meeting
which was held in Elizabeth City last
week. 11. A. Cecil, .of- High Point,
was elected vice president, and- Miss
Beatrice Cobb, of Morgailton, was re
.Mr. Russ is the youngest person
ever named president of the state
He started his newspaper work as
carrier, boy tin The Hendeisonville
News in )!21. At that time the pa
per was a weekly. He remained with
that paper until 1025, when as a morn
ing daily, it merged with -the after
When the two" daily .''paper's merged
in 1025, Mr. Russ held a position with
the Consolidated papers The Times
News until 1H28, when he formed u
partnership and published a paper in
J'iedmont Carolina. He returned n
HeiidersonviHe the following year.
He canie to Waynesville in Septem
ber, 10.'!0, as a member of The .Moun
taineer staff. He assumed active man
agement and editorship in November
ol ttiat year. The following July he
formed a partnership- with .wanon i .
Bridges and bought. The Mountaineer.
For the past four 'years he has
served as president of the Western
North Carolina Press Association, and
last year served as vice prc.si.deni of
the .North Carolina Press Association.
Changes Made In
Units In Section
Taking effect after July the 1st,
Cherokee, Clay and Graham counties,
the AVmv. who has snent much time ! which are at, present a part of the
in the county, w'ill bring to the meet- seven county district health unit with
ing on Sunday afternoon represent a
tive groups from her various moun
tain centers for the meeting.
The 'service is being sponsored by
the Salvation Army Summer school.
The public is invited to attend.
Criminal Court To
Have Hany Cases
Come Up; Starts 12
Solicitor. John M. Queen has not
completed his docket. for the July term
of criminal court which will begin on
Monday, July 12th, he said this week.
There will be several manslaughter
cases, and a large number ot larceny
and assault cases, the solicitor stated.
The usual number of violations of
the prohibition law will come before
Solicitor Queen said there would be
plenty of work for the court to do
during the two weeks term. -,'
'main 'office's in Waynesville,. With Dr.
'...' N. Sisk, as health officer, will be
conie a three county health unit, with
the main offices in Murphy, Dr. Z. P.
.Mitchell;1 who has been with the seven
county set up, with headquarters in
Bryson City, will assume his duties
as health officer of the tri-couhty unit
After July the 1st, Transylvania
county will become a part of this dis
trict, which will be composed of five
counties, namely, Haywood, Jackson,
Swain, Macon, and Transylvania. Dr.
Phillip Padgett, of Forest City, Will
succeed Dr. Mjtchell as assistant
health officer, and be located in Bryson
Dr. William Windley, of Washing
ton, N. C., will be located here tempo
rarily, at least until September, after
which he will return to the State
University, where he will take further
training for health work.
Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Russell have' as
their guests Mrs. Inez Grimball and
Mrs. Clements Hays, of Charleston.
No Action Taken On
County's Tax Rate
No attempt has been made on '.he
part of the county commissioners to
tackle the budget for the coming fiscal
year. They are waiting for the com
pletion of the tax assessors to com
plete their work in Waynesville and
Chairman J. A. Lowe said he under
stood this work would be completed
by July first
Auditor T. J. Cathey has intimated
that the county tax rate for next year
wall be approximately forty to fifty
cents higher than this year's rate.
jC L. Allen Thanked
For His Services
The board of directors of the Hay
wood County Soil Conservation and
Land Use association at a meeting on
June 22, went on record as follows:
We are very appreciative of the untir
ing efforts of C. L. Allen, who has
acted as chairman of all of our ad
justment programs for the past three
and a half years. He has been pa
tient and co-operative and considerate
in all questions.
Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Maxwell, of
Atlanta, Ga., were the guests of their
mother, Mrs. A. M. Maxwell, at her
home in the Grimball Park, Hazel
wood, over the week-end.
Meeting He;ins At Nine O'clock.
Political Affiliations Not En
tering Into (Jiu'stion, Says
The Haywood county hoard of com
missioners are scheduled to ifteet Sat
urday morning -at tune o'clock to take
some definite action on the mutter of
naming a county agent. The meeting;
will be an executive meeting, it was1
learned,"' alld the ' question that hu
been the subject of much comment
over the county during the past three
weeks is expected to be cleared up.
The term of office of the county
: agent expires on July first, and it is
known that commissioners will settle
the matter of naming an agent on
Saturday in order that the work may
not lie interrupted.
"Speaking for the board of com
missioners, 1 am positive that the
office of the county agent will not b;
abolished," J. A. Lowe, chairman of
the board told this newspaper yester
day. "We will have a county agent,
but I cannot say who. I cannot speak
for the boa rd on (hat point,-, but I do
know", the--office will be -continued."
"There is one thing I would like
to clear up for the board," Chairman
Lowe continued. "There is a report
out thai this board is not in sympathy
with the work of the agricultural pro
grain! We certainly are for the
work. We are for it one hundred per
cent. And -furthermore, -.ve would not
stand for any action that did not fa
vor the continuance Of the farm pro
gram." Another report that is being circu
lated, is that the board of commis
sioners have it in for Mr. Smith be
cause he refused to contribute $:t()0
to a campaign fund," Chairman Lowe
said. "The members of the board
known nothing of that. Since all of
the members were candidates, we did
not serve on the executive committee
nor did we handle any of the finances
of the campaign, or know any deal
ings that were made."
"The question of whether Mr. Smith
be retained as county agent, or wheth
er he will be replaced, does not have
any bearing on any political affiliation
or political action," Mr. Lowe said.
What does the office of county
agent pay, the chairman was asked.
"Haywood county pays $1,200 and
if is my understanding that the state
and federal government supplements,
this with $2,0011 more."
This newspaper then inquired as to
the delegation of farmers that ap
peared before the board Monday, in
behalf of Mr. Smith. To this, Mr.
Lowe replied :
"One' member of our board counted
00 farmers, and several camein later.
They presented us with a petition
signed by farmers. I have not counted
the names, but it was said to have
contained 1,000 names Of land owners.
During the time, W. R. Francis pre
sented some fitting remarks about the
work done in the county hy Mr Smith.
He brought out the. dairying program,
the part Mr. Smith played in bringing
the creamery here, the general im
proved farm conditions. He made a
nice presentation ; of the. accomplish
ments. . Mr. Francis w'as followed by
D. Beeves Nolau'd, Fletcher Shelton
and others. 1 The delegation W'as. sin-,
cere' in their --remarks, arid, the board
..Was interested in what they had to
The chairman was asked: "You have
had a delegation and a petition-. urging-
that Mr. Smith be retained,. what
have you had, if anything, of a simi
lar nature for ousting him?"
"There is . some opposition, . While
no petitions or delegat ions have been
before Us, we have every reason to
believe that theopposing faction could
present petition, and bring in a dele-
gation," Chairman Lowe stated.
The chairman was then told that a
general rumor -making the rounds of
the county, was that the board would
vote three for ousting Mr. Smith, and
three for keeping him, and that the
chairman would have to break the tic.
Chairman Lowe said that there was
no way of telling how the board would
votethat no vote had been taken, and
he was certain, that such a rumor was
just another of the scores of ideas that
have been making the rounds during
the past three weeks.
There has not been a public question
to come up in Haywood county that
has been the cause of as much com
ment during the past five years as the
question now being discussed by tho
commissioners. What action they will
take Saturday morning is not known.
It is doubtful if the individual mem
bers of the board are absolutely pos
itive, because there are many angles
that Jre enterii.g into the matter.