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Published In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance of The Great Smokv Mountains National Park
jp YEAR NO. 32
WAYNESVILLE, N. C, THURSDAY, AUGUST 19, 1937
$1.50 IN ADVANCE IN COUNTY
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fork Theatre Will Be Enlarged
Marquee is iseing
Built For Theatre
L Addition Will Give 200
jlort Seats And Larger
jltajre To .Mtxlern Picture
Although 91. Reads Without Glasses
ciipac-itv oi ine ram
iLhv 'im. and the contract has
L iel fr the remodeling of the
,;W vii the front of the theater
. miKi. rn iksiirn neon sign that
fh to the top of the building.
La construction of enlarging the
rinm and extending the building
k to Montgomery street will get
Lwy in the very near future,
din? to J. E. Massie, owner.
'enlartriiicr of the auditurium will
1 1 larger stage, as well as the 200
i seats. The seats in tne rear
:iu auditorium will afford better
lainmtnt fur those who prefer
m some' distance from the screen.
r. Massie pointed out that the
marauee will be the most at-
m in the south. The plans call
approximately 430 feet more of
tubing in addition to what is
Liy in use on the present marquee.
the siirn is completed, there
be 570 feet of colored neon in
an the front of the theater.
kith the completion of these plans,
Lddition to the Western Electric
prphonic sound equipment, re-
ra installed, this theater will De
to none in the South," Mr.
addition to making improvements
physical equipment here, Mr.
said that he had contracted for
next twelve months, for every
krtant picture produced by all
studios. These will be shown
early and as new as in any
d times the size of Waynesville,
it trices much lower than is be-
eharged in most cities for first
erman Martin, 38,
t rites were conducted on Wed-
R afternoon at 2 o'clock at the
Ny Creek church, near Leicester,
wrnan Martin, 38, who died sud--yon
Mondav nie-ht from a heart
K The Rev. Jake Martin offi-
H Burial was in the cemetery
r' Martin was found dead in his
r 31 his room npr Alevnndpr's
R Store by a friend who came to
-a curing the evening. After
doner's inveetio'ntir.n it '-was
H that, his death was due to
ft. Martin had been living in this
lor ttte past several years,
giving are, his widow, two
0. R. Martin, of Waynesville,
' ''tartm, of near Asheville, and
sville. and Mrs. Tom Hawkins,
J Given Examina-
!ln In Clinic Here
ftfecuUis clinic was . conduct-
l-itj I '"""ly on weanesaay,
r,5' and Saturday of
rtft , ' Liie auspices or we
itL th dePartment of which
i,y.ounty.:i a part.
-i r ?enholm. clinician, of the
laaj-Lt- "wic luoercuiosis
kwm':' as in charge of the
W. K lor this service. .
-'tnw V ac ttle court house
Cat. "e.sday and Thursday, and
'Fhd, , e Canton High school,
."ua' ami si,,j... .
"i an ids persons ex
;idenrl 5 this "umber. 77 gave
a'n S9 6 disease- while the
tsar.y ; i enner active cases,
4e stances not cognizant of
rPtofts 'tt, Pssessed suspicious
Ned. ' 1 should be carefully
Stringfield has as her
of A J Davenport and Mrs.
t: aV-?f p4 J
I" t1S.'lksi- JtSaat. .- .w-. . j
Aunt Sallie Trull, of Cruso, at the age of 91, looks foiward to
reading her copy of The Mountaineer. She is snown here in her yard,
holding a copy of this paper, and in her lap is a worn copy uf the New
91 - Year -Old Cruso Woman
Reads Without Glasses
Safety Parade Will Be
Staged Saturday At 3
Extra Heavy .Melons
Nothing short of a dog light
would have attracted as much at
tention as the unloading of a
truck of watermelons in front
of the American Fruit Stand
The load consisted of 150 South
Carolina melons, and weighed
fi..r00 pounds an average of over
1,'t pounds each. Some of the group
weighing us much as 70 pounds.
As far as could he learned, this
was the heaviest load of melons
ever unloaded here.
$1.33 Is New Rate
For Coming Year.
Assessed Valuation Is Set At
$2 1,000,000. This Is (tain Of
Million And Half
The board of commissioners are
scheduled to meet Monday and form
ally sign the 1!'.'!7 budget, which calls
for an expenditure of $454,14 l.Sti,
which necessitates a tax of $1.,'S; on
Majjie" Car Will ('o l'p Main the $ lOO valuation for the coming
Street, Driverless, Over The
Highway To Hazel wood
Show Will Be
Held Next Week
Prize List For Event Given.
Show Will lie Given In Welch
Aunt Sallie Trull Reads The
Mountaineer Every Week.
Perhaps Oldest Person
(By W, C. Medford)
Tin at Cruso. near the mouth of
Cold Creek, and little more than a
stone's throw from highway No. 284,
stands a little one-room log cabins
humble, old and secluded. Here in
this old-fashioned cabin, with it's big
wiHp fire- nlace lives an interesting
old lady Mrs. Sarah Trull, with her
daughter, Eunice . , . and her they
have lived for the past 55 years. The
husband and father, John irun,
passed away several years ago.
READS WITHOUT GLASSES
Mrs Trull is the Oldest reader on
the Mountaineer list, the oldest pen
sioner in the county, and, so tar as
we know, she is the oldest person
now living in Haywood county, The
most remarkable part of it, however,
is the fact that she Still reads her
paper without glasses, despite her
more than ninety years of ;ur sue
does not even have glasses at ail and
doesn't need them!
''Now, I don't want you to write
anything about me that s l;t so.
This was the request that Mrs. Trull
made to the writer when we visited
her one day last week. When assured
that we would try to write only , some
of the facts concerning her life she
readily consented to the interview.
"Aunt Sallie," as she is commonly
known:' still; remembers ebing to the
old Bethel school when she was a child
under school age to take the teacher
his dinner. Her father, Nicholas
Norton, lived at Bethel where she was
born in 1847. "I attended several
schools little,' short schools, be
fore the war broke out," Aunt Sallie
said, "and went through my old
Webster's Blue-back. I want to
that book." she continued;
and, supporting herself on her stick,
she walked from the porcn mio.uif
l,r,iio flimhine' a 14-inch door step,
and soon returned with a much worn
Webster's "Blue-back," dated 1848.
HAS READ CONSIDERABLE
Next she brought out some half a
dozen books, among them her Testa-
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Street Dance To
Be Given Friday
A street square dance will be
given Friday night, starting at
9:30 under the auspices of the
entertainment committee of the
Chamber of Commerce, of which
S. I Gay is chairman.
At least two string bands are
expected to provide the music
for the occasion, which will be
Just the exact street the dance
will be held on had not been de
termined yesterday, but it will
be near the center of town.
An annual event anticipated by
gardeners in this section and visitors
in the community is the flower show
sponsored by the Woman's Club,
which will be held on Wednesday,
The show will be staged in the
Welch Memorial Sunday school build
ing of the Baptist church. Since the
abundant rainfall of the past several
weeks has brought all gardens in this
vicinity to such a high degree of
beauty and perfection, the show gives
promise of unusual exhibits.
The following committee is in
charge of arrangements: Mrs. C. F.
Kirkpatrick, chairman, Mrs. C. N.
Sisk, Mrs. Hugh Abel, Mrs. W. H.
Luther, Mrs. Rufus Siler, and Mrs.
Gray den Ferguson.
Information relative to the entry
of exhibits in the show may be se
cured from any member of the com
mittee, All entries must be made be
fore 11 o'clock as the judges make
their decision before the lunch hour,
after which the show is opened to Tne
J. B. Ivey, of .Charlotte and Lake
Junaluska, will donate the grand
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Waynesville District Schools
To Begin New Term Aug. 30
- ; ' " " ' ' ''1
50 Or More Cars To
Make Trip In Park
Fifty or more cars are expect
ed to leave here at one o'clock
today for a trip through the park,
via Black Camp Gap, Heintooga
and Round Bottom.
The original plans w ere to
carry Dorothy Dix and General
Harley B. Ferguson through the
park, and scores of others who
are now spending their vacation
in this section asked to join and
will make the trip.
Among the officials that will,
make the tour will include Sena -tor
E. L. MtKee. Mr. and Mrs
Will Neal, of Marion, chairman
of the state park commission;
and Mr. and Mrs. J. Ross Eakin,
of the National Park Service.
(has. V.. Ray, Jr., who is in
charge of the trip, said the mo
torcade would get underway at
one and planned to back In
Waynesville at six o'clock.
All High School Pupils Must
Kegister Next Week. Teach
ers Will Meet On The 29th
The Waynesville district schools
will open for the new year on Monday,
August 30th,; according to M. H.
An increased enrollment of at least
80 is expected by Mr. Bowles .30
more in high school and 50 more in
the elementary grades. A total of
575 are expected to register for the
high school, and 2,:i00 for the ele
Registration for the high school
will, get underway on Tuesday, Au
gust 24th at 8 :'(), and continue until
2 ::;o.- .-;',.';
Registration schedules are 'as. fol
lows.: Junior-seniors, Tuesday, August 24.
Sophomores, Wednesday, August 25.
Freshmen, Thursday, August 26.
Seventh grade, Friday, August 27.
On Saturday morning, August 29th,
all teachers for the district are ex
pected to meet for a discussion of the
textbook commission's plan for hand-
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Promptly at .". o'clock Saturday af
ternoon. Captain .1. ,1. Lynch, ex-cowboy,
rodeo champion, daredevil, movie
actor, airplane stunt cr and safety
crudsader, will conduct Ins driverless
"magic" automobile, operated bv
i remote control, through the -crowded '
business disrict. of Waynesville, out 1
the highway to Ilazehvood and down I
I the main street there. This is the I
I tirM safety parade ever staged in tins
community, .- .
The "magic" ear used in this pa
i rade w ill he a regular stock Ford V-8
from the showroom of Abel's (ianige.
The car will obey all .traffic laws, such
as .stopping at signal lights, thnving
the horn when necessary, stopping
and starting, making corner turns in
the correct manner, thus proving t'Mit
the modern automobile is subject to
the slightest wish of the driver, as
well as a emphasizing the fact that
accidents are usually the fault of
careless drivers or thoughtless pe
destrians. Captain Lynch will use as a control
car a new Chevrolet from the show
room f Watkins Chevrolet Company,
and he will drive the control car at a
distance of 25 to 50 feet behind the
magic car, and through the use of
regular telegraph keys will dictate
to the Magic Car every movement he
desires the Magic Car to make.
1 his remote control system is a
marvelous development which has
been perfected by Captain Lynch.
The magic car will move over the
route of the parade, without a human
being inside or near it, in a demon
stration of safe driving.
Captain Lynch will give interest
ing advice which should be heard by
all citizens interested in saving hu
man lives. Since" these, safety pa
rades were inaugurated in this state
early in March, and conducted in
thirty towns since that time, there
has been a noticeable decline in the
number of highway deaths.
Citizens' are being called upon
throughout the nation to give their
suport to safety movements, since
safety authorities have come to the
conclusion that-the 'reduction of high
way deaths can be accomplished only
through the proper education of the
The official car will be a Plymouth
from the show rooms of the Davis
Brothers Motor Company.
The "Magic" car will be equipped
with Atlas tires, and well be propelled
by Essolene and Essolube, Standard
Oil products. The dealers listed in
a page ad on page five of the second
section of this paper are co-operating
in the Safety Parade.
The parade will form at the Hotel
Gordon at 2:.'i0 and go up Main
street, direct to Hazelwood.
i ne jimow irig is me order ol trie
: "Magic" car. .
. Control car.
Boy Scouts in uniform'.
Merchant's safety displays.
Wreckers towing wrecked cars.
J. C. Brown, scoutmaster, has asked
that all Boy Scouts meet ot the Hotel
Gordon at 2:30 in uniform ' for the
year. I Ins is an increase ot cents
over last year's rate.
The final details of the new budget
were completed here Wednesday
morning by T. .1. Cathey, auditor, who
has been working on the thousands of
details that go into compiling the
figures for the past two nonths.
The commissioners, in session here
Monday, made final adjustments on
the new valuations, and -.ct the pres
ent assessed valuation at $24,000,000.
This is one and a half millions -more
than last year.
As a whole, the new valuation
raised industrial plants assessments
and lowered real estate. Carolina
Power and Light Company was given
an increase of a million and a half
assessment, and Champion Fibre Com
pany was increased $225,000.
The two main items in the budget
which calls for an increase over last
year is the social security set up. A 12
cent levy was necessitated to take
care of that phase of the budget. This
year is the first time that the social
security has been included in any
The Canton charter district schools
added another new item, and required
a seven-cent rate to meet the $10,800
The debt, service of the school fund
was increased four cents over last
year, while the current expenses for
the schools was cut from eight cents,
to one and a half. The capital outlay
for the schools was jumped from three
cents last year to thirteen this year.
The general fund rate remains at
15 cents. The hospital rate was also
unchanged, and remains at five cents.
The building fund for this year is
one-half cent higher, being set at
four and a half.
The debt service rate remains at 38
The poor fund, like hospital, re
mains at five cents.
Under the social security, the old
age assistance fund rate is four and
three-quarter cents; aid to depend
ent children is two and three-quarter
cents and the welfare department rate
is four and a half cents.
The details of the budget will be
published next week.
Last Rites For Joe
Graves, 56, Set For
91 Different Types Of
Zinnias Are Crown Here
Late Wednesday afternoon Mrs. W.
L. Lampkin sent a very unusual col
lection of dwarf zinnias to this office
which were put on display in the win
dows. The collection contained upon
arrival 91 zinnias of a wide variety
of color, size and shape. However, in
bringing the flowers to Office several
were broken and were not displayed.
Funeral services will be conducted
this afternoon at .'! o'clock from the
home on the .Pigeon Road, for Joseph
Owen Graves, Sr., .Vi, who died sud
denly at the residence at two o'clock
on Tuesday afternoon. Dr. R. P.
Walker, pastor, of the .First- Presby
terian Church, will officiate. Burial
will be in Green. Hill cemetery.
Active pallbearers will be Walter
Franklin, W ylie James, (Jyeil Minett ,
Louis l-ilack, J. WilfonI Ray, and 11. H.
Serving as honorary . pallbearers
will be E, L. Withers, Low ry Lee, Dr.
S. L. Stringfield, Dewey Francis,
Wylio Franklin, Dr. W. L. Kirkpat
rick, Judge Felix Alley, Hayes Alley,
Jeff Reeves, Wallace Blaekwell, W. C.
Uoutwell, W. T. Denton, W. C. Allen,
vWeaver McCrackcn, Theodore Mc
Cracken, . W. C. Harbeck, ' -Robert
Welch, .Roy Campbell, James L.
Stringfield, and Dr. J. Rufus Me
Mr. Graves was the son of Mrs.
Fannie Owen Graves and the late
Setson Thomas Grave. He came to
this section with his family from
Bristol, Va., in 1907. He was associat
ed with his father until his death, in
business of the Graves 'Apple Or
chard. In 1911 he was married to
Miss Ruth Coleman Knight, of Way
nesville. : Mr, Graves is survived by his
widow, one son, Joseph Graves, Jr., his
mother, one sister, Mrs. F. A. Reeder,
of Williamsport, Penn., two uncles,
M. B. Owen and J. P. Owen, of At
lanta, and a nephew', Frank Kinsey,
Jr., of Williamsport, Penn.