Waynes ville Mountaineee
Published In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance of The Great Smokv Mountains National Park
j3iRD YEAR NO.
WAYNESVILLE, N. C, THURSDAY, JULY 22, 1937
$1.50 IN ADVANCE IN COUNTY
Let practically Chared. July
term "a!i csa,u" v""'
Ihi July 'i'm 01 " , . 7
ined here awui iuui wv.v ..v.
l'v afternoon, after practically
" ', j rf naKpR Court
J1 in st,Ssion only four days this
f'. .t .ii T,.lmcnn nf Asheville.
tmt jU the first day of court, on
Idav July 12, and adjourned until
the first three days this
i m For
k (he court has been disposing of
f ca.rs in quick order, with a large
jrtiitiV1' of ,ht defendants entering
Jim of guilty.
imontr the cases disposed of this
k, up to Wednesday morning, in
jfd the following:
Jtrvis Caldwell, house breaking and
I,.ny of $20 worth of property, was
n 'irayer for judgment.
!;j Hamilton, forgery, given two
urn-is one of 12 months, and one
j months in tne state prison.
wen Met lure, driving drunk, fined
ane Med ford, carrying concealed
i - : l ...,: 1
ppoll, UKigmeiiL Luiumutu until
Jloiidi'ow Smith, given 7 years in
ite prison on inree counts, assault,
ftery and ..larceny of automobile.
ank Hurnett, given 5 years in
tie prison for house breaking, and
tars for larceny of automobile.
Val Fressley, given 12 months sus-
ded sentence for assault with a
,dly weapon, upon payment of
,ouis Garnish, 3 years in state pris-
for house breaking and larceny.
fcsbonie Foster, 18 months in state
ton for house breaking and larceny.
lifford Harrell, reckless driving,
1 given a 60-day suspended sen
Marvin Thomason and Earl Thom-
ftn, given 9 months suspended sen-
ice for larceny.
llubert Warren and Hubert Gibson,
fen '3 years each in state prison
breaking and entering.
jp. Wise, was fined $50 and costs
f violation of prohibition law.
Jhe following divorces were grant-
jjjstice Clark vs. Homer Clark.
jM. G. Leatherwood vs. Nora Mae
I'cirothy Clouse vs. Avery Clouse.
James V. IJennick vs. Mildred Ben-
Jessie Hugg vs. Oscar Bugg.
iKina Arrowood vs. Jake Arrowood.
Grand Jury Urges
That Name Be Put
On Court House
Fine For Parking
On Court House Lawn
iftww.ll be no more parking on
( crass from the court house driver
':, tne county commissioners have
(:r v;,y about things. They are
placed on the edge of the grass
fay, '.signs; which call attention to
f fact that it is $2 fine to run a car
the: grass of the court house lawn.
'Irs. Adora Rayne and her nieces,
s Adora and Miss Josephine Holtz-
f left by motor during the week
r an .extended trip through the West
J.the Canadian Rockies.
The grand jury in their report
to the court here Monday, re
commended that the inscription,
"Haywood County Court House"
be placed over the front door
of the building, together with the
date of erection. The report also
contained a recommendation that
window facings and frames be
All the institutions controlled
by the county, as well as county
offices were reported in good con
dition. The grand jury urged that 2
girls and 3 boys, now inmates at
the county home, be placed by
the commissioners in private
homes. There are at present 40
inmates at the county home, 15
men, 14 women and 11 children.
At Lake Friday Night
Mayor Sends 11 To
Roads From Court
11 Arrested Over Week-End On
Charges Of Iking Drunk;
T For Traffic Violations'
$ s s - v "
Town Seeking To Refund
$76,000 In Street Bonds
Weaver Not Alarm
ed Over Proposals
To Change Parkway
V. L. Hardin, Sr.. Secretary Of
Congressman Weaver, Says
"Things Look Hright"
Plan Would Not Decrease Indeb
tedness Hut Would Keep)
lTp Credit Standing
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The heaviest mayor's court docket in
several years was disposed of this
wjiek by Mayor J. II. Way, Jr., when
I were brought before him Monday
c purged with being drunk over the
On Friday, several others appeared
before the mayor, and Monday he sent
11 to the roads. He explained that
some of the defendants appeared in
court about every week, and that he
was ending it for a year for most of
Three negroes were sent to the
roads for a year on charges of operat
ing a disorderly dance hall and selling
A visiting woman in town, was fined
$25 for reckless driving, and her com
panion, a man, was fined $9.f0 for
being drunk. The charge was preferred
after she had hit a car on South Mam
Kenneth Steely was fined the cost for
$8 for violation of traffic laws.
Itos.i Tentoni. iioIimI Metropolitan "T;t Sopratin.. will lie lira nl
in eotierf! at l-.ike J una I uskn . nil the nlht iifJulv J H nioler the ail
pires .if thr Met luul 1st AssvrnWv. Mihk Toiiloni is the Ihst in a
I'lHini'i s. i ics wliich will hrni-j; ('scar Shinnskv. vi.ilnnsl. I'loi epec
I'i .iiiz. piaiusi. and I'anl Alllpiusc. Met i cpi'lua 11 iiimr.i Irioo . p. I.il-v
.1 unahiska; 1 his Minuner.
County Teachers Local Baptists To
For Coming Term Hold Picnic-Meet-Named
By Board ing At Ridgecrest
Few Changes Made In (iioup Of
HaywM)d Teachers. Gain Of
2 For Traffic Violations
J. R. Morgan Named
As County Attorney
The board of county commissioners
have named J. R. Morgan as county
attorney, to succeed W. T. Hannah,
who has been confined to his home for
several months on account of a linger
Mr. Hannah has served several
terms as county attorney.
Mr. Morgan has previously served
in the capacity to which he was re
cently named, and is also attorney for
the town of Waynesville and the town
of Clyde. He is the senior member
of the law firm, Morgan and Ward.
Miss Helen Sisk is on an extended
visit to relatives in Suffolk, Ya. While
in that section she will go to Manteo,
where she will attend the Virginia
largest Crowd Ever To Assemble At Lake
unahiska Gathered There On Last Sunday
"led Opera Singer To Give
Concert Friday Evening At
'Special to The Mountaineer.
t".st Sunday congregation
r-r gathered in the Methodist As-
Are You Interested
. Then Read
A Half Day In Court'
Hilda Way Gwyn
The Writer was assigned to
a half day in court in
to get first hand informa
n of uhat goes on during a
r "f criminal court. She
)a J?,' Tuesday afternoon "at the
and her version of court
feedings will interest you.
sembly auditorium, it is believed, was
present Sunday morning when Bishop
U. V. W. Darlington preached under
the auspices of the Church-wide Pas
tors Conference. The sermon by
Bishop Darlington marked the close
of a notable five-day event, marked
by large crowds to attend the morn
ing and evening addresses and take
part in the open forum discussions.
Registration revealed all Protestant
branches in attendance. Four out
standing religious leaders appeared
on the speaking platform: Dr. Albert
E. Day, of Baltimore, Md.; Dr. Hal
ford E. Luccock, of Yale University;
Dr. Hornell Hart, Quaker, from Hart
ford School of Religion ; and Dr. W.
T. Watkins, of Emory University.
It was voted to hold a similar con
ference at this place next year.
The Young People's Leadership Con
ference which began July 13, will
continue through Saturday. More
than 500 are in attendance. Earl
Brewer, of Ansonville, N. C, has been
elected president of the group for the
ensuing year. Linwood Blackburn,
'of Fayetteville, N. C, and Miss Bronna
Nifong, of Winston-Salem, are council
members elect from the North Caro
lina and Western North Carolina con
Another discussional conference is
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Jack Messer, superintendent of ed
ucation, announced this week, the list
j of teachers for the schools in the
county for the coming year.
The list does not include the teach
ers in the Canton schools.
M. II. Howies, C. K. Weatherby, K.
White Mease, W. ('. Allen, Evelyn Un
derwood, Martha Mock, Carl Ratclitf,
Ethel Craig, Margaret Ashton, Mrs.
Johnnie L. Kellett, Mrs. Lucy ,Iones,
Mrs. Crace Stanley, Bessie Boyd, Mrs.
J. ('. Patrick, Hester . -X tin Withers,
Louise Edwards, Jesse ('.".Brown,
Owen Col win.
Homer Heiirv. Ellen Louise Killian
I (jueeti, Mrs. Sanulel Knight, Maye
Burr .Moody, Queen" Justice, hva J'mk
ney Leatherwood, Daisy Boyd, Sara
Margaret Buigin, Mrs. ' ; Eva Price
Cole, Mayme Love Lealiei wood, M il
dred M.Med ford, Mary Emaa Mas
sic, Ernest McCrackeri, Delirada Kish-
i er Liner, Mrs. Ova P. l-'crguson, Fan
j nie Pearl Felmet, Frances Kobcsoh,
I Lo(s Harndd, Mrs. Sam Queen, Annie
j D. Kirkpatrick, Frank Ferguson, Jr.,
I Mary Striilgfield, Claud Rogers, Eliza
I beth Henry, Emily Palmer, Mildred
Crawford, Eula Patterson, Annie Ied
.'beter, Dudley Moore, Stephanie Mciore,
Mrs. Frances Messer, Mary Hathbone.
Mrs. Evalee Eulbright, Annie Roe
Ferguson, Lawrence Leatherwood,
Neil' Campbell, Theda .Garrett, Mar
garet Perry, Ruth Moody, Jule Boyd,
(Continued on back page.)
Teachers and officers of the Bap
tist Sunday school, accompanied by all
department members through the in
termediate department will gather at
Ridgecrest, Tuesday, July the 27th,
for an all-day meeting and a picnic
This particular day has' been desig
nated as .North 'Carolina Day by the
officials of the Baptist organization,
hence the Waynesville Sunday school
choose this as a day for all workers
and members to attend.
Transportation, will, be furnished by
private cars and will leave the Baptist
church at an early hour on the morn
ing of the 27th. It is estimated that
about one hundred -members ' of the
school will make the trip.
To Meet Tonight At S
Jerry Rogers, proMoVht of the
Young'. I )emoeratie Club 'of Haywood
county has announced a joint meet
ing of the county executive committee
and t he county convent ion committee,
to", lie. held on Thursday evening at
S o'clock in the commissioner's room
at t he court house.
The meeting is being called for the
purpose, of setting the (late of the
county Democratic; convention. .' and
working nut the details of the pro
gram. Tentative plans at present
are to call the convention -some time
the first of August.
"Congressman Weaver is not the
least bit alarmed over the proposal to
change the route of the Blue Ridge
Parkway," said W. L. Hardin, Sr.,
secretary of Mr. Weaver, who is
spending this week here,
"Secretary lckes is 100 per cent for
us oil the original route, anil we feel
satisfied that he will not change bis
mind," Mr. Hardin continued.
Monday, Mr. Hardin received a wire
from Mr. Weaver stating that the
House had passed his bill which pro
vided for the Cherokee Indian and
Park Service to exchange lands, in j
order that the parkway might go down
Soco Creek, starting in at Soeo (lap1
and go on the reservation. I
The entire Cherokee tribe will vote I
on the question in September. The
question being whether, to exchange
the land they iiow own along Soco
Creek for better lands within the
park Mr. Hai'din said the Indians
would gain at least $7f,000 by tak
ing the otter of the park lands.
'Mr. Weaver is devoting all his
time antl energy in building . tip this
section of the state,"' Mr. Hardin said,
"He is getting together all inllueiices
he can to carry out all original-. park
When questioned ns to Mr. Weaver's
park bill which provided that the Na
tional Park Service take over the park
when 400,000 acres had been acquired,
Mr. Hardin answered that it was now
being worked on. Mr, ('animerer, di
rector of all National Parks, is taking
the attitude that he will not accept the
park until the original 42S,0(IO acres
have been acquired. The park now
has 40:(,()00 acres with ch ar titles, and
$750,000 is needed with wliich lo buy
the .remaining 25,0(10 acres.
Mr. Hardin looks for this session of
Congress to adjourn early in Septem
ber, and believes the Senate will vote
in favor of the President's Supreme
It is also Mr. Hardin's opinion that
.something definite will be decided
upon regarding the formal acceptance
of the park during this session. Mr,
Weaver recently discussed the. matter
with Mr. ('anliili rer, and .poinled out
to Ilim that the lull which, lie had in
troduced and had passed,' made it, a
law that the pal k lie accepted when
ll.MI, l.KIII acres, had been acquired,. Oil
the 'other hand, .Mr. Caiiiincrcr main
tains that lie promised those who con'- '
trihuted live million dollars to the park
that it would not In' completed until
thiv original ll!s.ii"ii acies had been
Mr, and Mrs. K. 0. Wagehfold.two
daughters, Miss Corinnc Wageiifeld
and Uuthic W'agcnfcld, and Mrs. W. T.
Hull' spent Sunday in (iastonia as the
guests of friends. ,
A plan has been submitted by the
town officials to the holders of $76,000
in street bonds for refunding the
street bonds that matured from Feb
ruary 1, lil.'lt; to March 1, 1939. The
bond holders have been tendered 1ft
and 20- year refunding bonds at the
same rate of interest, with the bonds
callable on any interest date.
Thc town officials set out in their
plan that it has been impossible for
the town to meet the principal matur
ities on the street improvement boud
since October 1, 19, iS, because of the
heavy maturities, and the slow collec
tions ot street assessment.
Final decision to ask for a refund
ing of the street bonds was made
when an act was passed bv the 19.17
legislature materially slowing up
street assessment payments.
The plan has been approved by the
local government commission and sent
to all bond holders.
The town is paying interest on all
light and water bonds, it was pointed
'1 he bonds are bearing interest at 5,
5' and ti per cent.
'1 rov vi he, tow n accountant,
pointed out that the plan would not
mean a saving to the town, but would
nierelv keep up the credit standing.
The indebtedness ol the town is now
approximately !f4h,r,00(, and is as
follow s :
Water bonds $178,000
Street bonds 270,000
Bond anticipation notes .11,000
Air. yche is now working on the
I!t:!7-.'I8 budget to submit, to the town
board, and the new tax rate will be
worked immediately after the budget
is adopted. Mr. Wyche would not say
what he believed the new tax rate
would be, but; intimated that there
would not be any reduction from the
present $1.00 rate,
J. R. Morgan, town attorney, assist
ed Mr. vche in working up the. t
funding plan to submit to the bond
holders-ot the street bonds.
Clyde (Jives New
Bonds In Refund
ing Of Town Debt
'I he aldermen ol ( Ivde have signed
bonds for .riS,(MMl, and $'i,:l:(0 in past
due interest, in a refunding plan which
is already etl'ective. The officials
started work on ..refunding. their past,
due bonds a year ago and just got
t hem completed.
I nder the new plan, the- -aldermen
must provide a sinking fund to take
care ol t he bonds.
1 he bonds for the past due interest
ate due in five years, and bear 2 per
cent interest .
The bonds tofaling ;f.rK,lni(l arc duo
ill 25 and 2d years, and the rates of
interest were fixed at. .'. per cent the
first five years; 1 per cem. the second
5 years; ! per cent the third 5 years,
and (! per cent thereafter.
This transact ion- was handled Ivy tin.
town accountant , Troy Wyche, and :
town attorney. .1. II. Morgan. .
(JOES TO SUMTER
LcRoy Davis left Tuesday for Sum
ter, S. ('., on a business trip. He is
expected to return on Friday.
Citrus Grower And Wife From Isle Of
Pines, Here Until Storm Season Ends
A Half Day In Court
ItY HILDA' WAV (iVV
Mr. And Mrs. Diller Kind This1
Section Quite A Contrast To ';
Their Island In Cuban
i A half day spent in court . . . if you
S are looking for diversion . . try it. . ,
You'll find yourself going up and down
the scale of human tWitions :. .: you
will be amused , . . you will be indig
nant . . . you will be disgusted , . and
no doubt you will be a bit sad . , -if
you stand in with the solicitor get
yourself a seat up with the lawyers
and the prisoners . . , and take in the
show . . . from the ground floor . . .
you'll find yourself before you know it
philosophizing about life . . . and want
ing to tell someone just how this rot
ten old world ought to be run.
cut each other's throats . . and liter
ally doing so . . in words . . . witnesses
absent . . . cases called . . . no one
concerned present . . cases held over
until next term. ...
The informality of the whole pro
ceeding is astounding to the unini
tiated . . . the ease w ith which justice
is dished out . . and the law takes it's
course . . . it is breath taking to those
who have Heretofore regarded the law
with such awe . . , lawyers one minute
hobnobbing as the bpt of buddies . . .
glaring . . the next , . as if they could
Judge A. Hall Johnson, of Asheville,
. . . well known and liked in these
parts, presiding . . . in a gray suit with
a sober black tie and belt ... a bit
restless ... showing that often the
cases dragged too slowly for him
his mind anticipating! the arguments .
calling down a well known attorney , .
when he asked a witness, who had just
admitted taking four drinks: in one
evening, when he took the fifth . . .
the Judge . . .. interrupting . . "Young
man, after the fourth you don't count
'em. . , . ,
Solicitor Queen with specks "old
lady-fashion"' on his forehead V. goin'
after 'm . . . John knows the art of
cornering a witness ... and making
them admit the worst . . whether guil
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August, and in that way gets on the
market about thirty davs ahead of
the Honda crops. The same differ
ence is made with the orange crop.
Mr. and Mrs. Diller will not get
(' i tl I II fl ,,n li;iel( p,'lj;e I .
To see Mr. and Mrs, H.--A. Diller,
hike up the hills of this vicinity, .one
Would think they were typical moun
taineers, but the truth of the matter ;
is they are enjoying a two 'month's (
vacation while w-aiting for the storm j
season to pass over their home and f
large citrus groves on the Isle of
Pines, 90 miles from Havana, Cuba.
This is not their first visit to Way
nesville, but it is their first stay, and
so far, they are having; a delightful
time, except for the fact that Mr.
Diller does not have a flower garden
in which to pass away spare time,
according to Mrs. Diller.
Mr. Diller is a large grower and
shipper of grapefruit and oranges.
He sells most of his fruit on the New
York market, while some goes to
England, but the recent tax imposed
by the British government makes it
impractical to look on the British Isles
as the ideal market.
The grapefruit crop grown by Mr.
Diller is picked about the firs-t of
I. S. Depa 1 1 nii'iil of Airrii'iill ore
W a iic-ville ( MMTHtiv Station
II. M. HALL, Observer
Max. Mm. Pre.
85 .02 00
88 C-l 00
-. 89 04 0:
84 ra n
82 59 00
80 07 '1.32
77 '- 58 It
Highest for week, 89. Lowest 58.
Highest since June 1st, 90. Lowest 42.
Average maximum for week Si
Average minimum for week ............62
(Beginning next week, a comparison
will be made of Waynesville's reports
and those from throughout the cotton
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