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ME WAYNESVILLE MOUNTAINEER
Published In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
WAYNESVILLE, N. C, THURSDAY. AUGUST 26. 1937
$1.50 IN ADVANCE IN COUNTY
ike Junaluska To Bring Sue- ItSS SSS
X1 Qnaenn Tn Fnrl mJo,r 10 Farmers on Trip
hop Paul 15. Kern Will Deliv-
5 :al t0 The Mountaineer.)
v. j-ii-.yluska. : Bringing to a
'shu believed to be the most
H.3Sn in the history of the
Aeml'ly, Bishop Paul B.
r'rf Duihani, will preach here
"smh'.g and evening.
'aKiiual Leadership school, which
"Va fin"1 enrollment of 510, the
Ztitfa history, closed Thursday
-Eg at the Educational building,
-'h school workers from all parts
j Southeast were in attendance.
e than "2.000 persons have been
(d in the 15 schools, conferences
"jjups conducted here this sum-
bv various departments of the
iiit Episcopal Church, South,
image daily population of more
.'OOfl has been at the lake this
-er, according to Dr. J. M. Or-
: program manager.
rtiipous play, "He Came Seeing,"
to Haniblin, will be presented
::t at the auditorium at 8 o clock
- the direction of Miss Thelma
ght, dramatics director of the
blv. The play will be given as
apnstratitin of what can be ac
I'trd in the church in the way
skrs of the cast are: Margaret
kter, Durham; Thomas Burch,
erg, S. C ; John Carper, Lake
:ska; Jessie Ormond, Durham;
Quintana, Tampa, Fla,; George
fe, Atlanta, Ga.; Virginia Spence,
A; Virginia Walker, Westmore-
CaE; Cornelia Gates, Green
fo.; Kit Crum, Durham. As-
g Miss Albright in the produc-
we Mrs. J. W. Hirst, costume
br; Mrs. F. R. Berry, prompter,
Long, stage properties, and E.
lay night at the auditorium an-
of the popular community sings
e held under the direction of
tiVassar, head of the assembly
c department. A moving picture i
featured Saturday night
Second Annual Tour Hampered
liy Rain Tuesday. Number
Haywood Farms Seen
The Hayw.i.ul County Kami Tour
was held Tues.lay, August 24th. On
the tour we had with us K. H. Meaeh
an and W. H, Pierce, extension special-
trom State College, also Vance A.
BISHOP PALL H. KERN
... who will deliver the final mes
sage at Lake Junaluska for this seas
on, which has been one of the btst
in the Assembly's history.
Ford James, who lives just be
low Lake Junaluska on Highway
109, has a freak patch of sweet
potatoes, since his are the bloom
ing variety. Mr. James stated
that he bought the plants for
Porto Ricas, but that they turn
ed out to look more like morning
glory vines than sweet potatoes.
Older citizens of the county say
that, while this freak in sweet
potatoes has been known to hap
pen before it is very.very rare.
th Sunday Pro-
am Will Be Held
U Panthers Greek
rfoIiOWiro ic tVio nrntrrnm -fnr VlP
' J V,
Sunday meeting to be held with
?anther Creek Baptist church
"10:35 Song service.
j5-10:5Q- Devotional, W. L.
!1:15 Modern Education and
Rev. Thos. Erwin.
.3-12:00 Sermon, Rev. Guy
W:30 Lunch on ground.
' S-'-iJir service.
--2:00 Truth the W: nf the J
'v- Avery Peck.
The mission of the
: Rev. Robert Gaddis.
-:40 Enemies of the Cross,
1 p- McCraeken.
pd Street Dance
J Be Staged Here
pnd street dance of the sea
. be held Fridav nie-ht on
L'reet at nine o'clock, it was
. r- iesterday by Dr. S. P. Gay,
'ment. chairman of the Cham-
4?Wt win be better lighted
I", f.'Sht than it was last week,
tifld'. An outstanding string
Provide the music for the
tool Opens Next
P Section Two
Your P. T. A.
Flower Show Here
Draws Good Crowd.
The annual flower show, which is
sponsored each summer by the Wo
man's Club, was held in -Hie Welch
Memorial Sunday school building on
Wednesday afternoon and evening,
opening to the public at 2 o'clock.
Owing to the heavy down pour of
rain twenty-four hours preceding the
show, the number of entries was com
paratively small besides those of pre
vious years. However the lack of
quality was made up in the high
type of exhibits, each entry being of
distinctive interest and merit.
C. A. Campbell, of Dellwood, who
has been one of the leading garden
ers in the county for many years, was
the winner of the sweepstakes prize,
a flower basket, donated by J, B. Ivey,
to the person winning the most indi
Serving as judges in the show were:
Mrs. C. A. Hawkins, Mrs. C. D. Colby,
and R. K. Robinson, all of Asheville.
The judges were high in their praise
of the flowers exhibited.
Attracting the attention of every
one was the bowl of night blooming
cereus entered by Mrs. James R.
Boyd. An unusual arrangement was
entered by Donald Dunham, made up
of a new variety of purple asters,
mixed with baby's breath and silvered
Another outstanding entry by Mr.
Dunham was a large jar of pink
zinnias, mixed with Queen Annie's
dyed in shades of delicate blue and
J. B. Ivey, who has won so many
awards in previous years in the shows
here, did not compete for any prize,
but showed his support and interest
in the show, not only by his presen
tation of the sweepstakes prize, but
by displaying a large number of
In the Ivey collection a large bowl
of : flowers in pastel shades was a
constant delight to the crowds view
ing the show. Also sharing honors
among the Ivey exhibits was a large
basket of dozens of light colored glad
ioli.. ' ''.''-.
As is the case each year the wild
flower collection was always a center
of interest. The miniature gardens
exhibited by Anne Osborne, of Tampa,
and Mary " Vance Harde, of Elyria,
Ohio, were artistic, and contained un
usual specimens of flowers and fun
The following committee was in
charge of the arrangements of the
show: Chairman, Mrs. C f. A-irs
Browning. the Fanners Fiderati.m,
Asheville, and Rev. H. V. Baue-mi. of
Wayno.svilli'. Although it rained prac
tically all day there were approximate
ly ' loO people that made the tour.
At W. F. Swift's fai-m the value of
alfalfa as a feed was demonstrated.
Two mares for breeding purposes are
fed almost entirely on alfalfa, hardly
any grain at all are fed to them. The
value of the rotation of crops was also
shown. A field of corn was shown that 1
has had corn on it for seventeen
years in succession. However, each i
year this field is sow n in crimson j
clover and turned under each spring j
as a green manure crop. The corn !
crop is getting better each year. I
The next-stop was at Henry Francis'
farm in Francis Cove. Mr. Francis t
is one of the best truck growers in the
county. These truck crops are grown
on a sloping hill that is strip-cropped.
Mr. Francis finds it Very beneficial to
strip-crop on his land due to the
fact that it is sloping and there is too
much soil erosion otherwise. He has
a privately owned electric generator.
He has lights in his home and barn
and has all modren electrical conven
iences. He also has an irrigating sys
tem which enables him to defy
drought. This is important in the
growing of truck crops. This irriga
tion system works by piping water
from the source of supply and spray
ing his crops by hundreds of holes
drilled in pipes which works automat-
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Set Tax Rate at $1.60
Mrs. Itibh (i raves
Aiaaani.i's new seti.Mor is Mrs. Hi hi
Graves, wife ot Alalia ma's governvir.
.Mrs. diaves succeeds Hugo L. Black,
who was recently liiipoiiited to the su-
pri me court bv l'lesidi nt Roosevelt.
Mrs, Graves is an excellent speaker
and astute political olvserv. r.
By having his wife sworn in be
fore the cud of the session, the Gov
ernor keeps in tht family the fol
lowing percUisit ies of .Senate mem
bership: A salary of $ 1 0,000 a year, pro
rated according to the length of time
A 12,000-a-year allowance for clerk
An allowance of $125 a year for
Free postage fur all letters having
to do with otlKial business.
Free parking space in the Senate
An allowance of 20 cents a mile
for travel to and from' Congressional
Labor Day Program Promises
To Be Outstanding Celebration
Extra Large Crowd
Here Last Friday
General belief is that on last
Friday niitht, the lamest croud
eer asembled in Vancwlle on
one ninht. other than on some
very special occasion, was on the
The street dance drew a crowd
estimated by the Chamber of
Commerce ollicials at between two
and three thousand.
J. V.. Massie, owner of the Park
Theatre, said he only had stand
ing room in the theater that nilit,
and a crowd of 2."i0 attended the
first boxing match of the season.
All of these events were going on
at the same time during the early
part of the night.
No i'haiiKos .Made In Rates Over
j Last Year. Three Funds In
cluded In l!l!7 liudget
j The town board of aldermen, in
i special session here Tuesday night,
adopted a budget for thv coming year,
which require.! a tax rate' of $l.od per
;.S100 valuation. This is the same rale
i as last year.
I he details ot the midget were coin
piled by Troy. Wyehe, town account
ant, and will be published, at a later
The new budget calls for the fol
General fund $1.00
Street fund .- :.
Kelt service 2(5
County Tax Kate
Of $1.33 Adopted
Increase Of 27 Cents Per $100
Valuation Made Necessary
Iy Schools And Social
Formal adoption of the county lax
rate of .$l.;t:f was was made here Mon
day, when the commissioners signed
for budget calling for an expenditure
for the coming year of $154,1 11.50.
This is an increased expected ex
penditure of about $M,000 over last
year. The biggest portion of this
conies in the school system and the
addition of social security.
A comparison of last year 's budget
and this, is as follows:
No Law For This!
Chairman Rill Chambers, Jr.
Announces That 10-Piece
Hand And 1000 Melons
Homer S. Cummings
Although Homer S. Cummings,
United States attorney general, is
supposed to be an authority on legal
matters, he apparently decided there
was no law to govern eating water
melon and proceeded to operate in a
rather unconstitutoinal manner at the
party for politicos given by Daniel C.
Roper, secretary of commerce, at his
home in Washington, D. C.
Scenes like this will be quite com
mon here on Labor Day, when 1,000
ice-cold watermelons are. cut and
served free to all who attend the cele-
bration at the Hazelwood ball field.
NOTICE TO JUNIORS
It is requested that all members of
Junior Order United American Me
chanics No. 373 be present at the
council hall Tuesday night at 8:00
o'clock. There is some very impor
"F.vcrything is movin;
smoothly, and indications
we'll have a program that will long
be remembered here on Labor Day,"
Bill Chambers, Jr. general chairman,
Chairman Chambers repoi ted that
contracts had been sign, d with the
40-piece band at Spruce Pine to furn
ish music throughout tie- day, and
that the "melon . -'.committee" had
bought one thousand nn !"iis, which
j had an average weight t' !5 pounds
each. These thousand hi. Ions are be
j ing placed on storage at 'he ice 'plant
land will remain there in. ii just a lew
j minutes before being c.it and served
(free at the Hazelwood hall field on
i Labor Day.
The program eomiiu'' e is now at
work on the last detail- of the pro
1 gram. Every event l;a- been decided
upon, and all that r mains is filling
in the exact hour. "Things will have
to click to the minute. ' Mr. Chambers
said, "as we have a f ill program for
A frisky pig, is b ing fed a special
diet, so that when h- is greased and
turned loose in the crowd on Labor
Day, it will take sometime to catch
him. The person catching the pig
will win him, Mr. Chambers pointed
The greased pig ;M- not be the only
"greasy event" of the day. A 2'i-foot
pole is being erected, and will be
thickly greased, bit on top of the
pole will rest about $3 in cold cash;
The person climbing the pole and
getting to the money can pocket it.
Those in charge, however, have pur
chased what they term the "greasiest,
and slickest grease" known.
The day will begin with a parade,
led by the 40-piece band, with hun
dreds of employees of the community
taking part. The parade will form at
the Hotel Gordon and up Main street,
turning at the Baptist church, and
down Academy street to Haywood,
then down Haywood one block to Boyd
avenue; down Boyd avenue to Brown
street and over Brown street to the
Hazelwood ball field.
A ball game in the morning with.
Brevard will be the high-spot in
sports, while a soft ball game in the
Old Age Ass
Aid to 1 ep. Children
Hospital fund -l:t,4s2.17
Current expense 2';,5:;,o
Capital outlay S.mio.oo
Debt service M.oTl.sl
Canton Charter district
... . $1.00
total budget requirements for
the I'.llUi budget were $'.Mi,510.
Last year a tax was levied only for
streets and general funds. The profit
from the light and water departments
being applied to the debt service. The
general fund last year was !5 cents
and the street fund was 05 cents.
This year a sinking fund is being
required as a $25,000 .enn bond is
coming due in lit.'IS, it was explained.
The board and ot her ollicials are
working on plans for refunding some
town bonds, and the final details of
thjs are expected to be completed with
in a short time.
in:;,; 1 4 i.oo
1 1,0110. on
The detailed budget is being printed
this week, and, will be found on page
seven of the second section of this
Jerry Rogers Shot
By Own Pistol Wed.
Jerry Rogers, member of the Can
ton 'police force, was accidentally shot
around nine o'clock on Wednesday
Mr. Rogers was in pursuit of a cat
containing two persons he suspected
in the murder of Patrolman Penn.
During the chase he jumped from his
car, and as he did so, his pistol drop
ped and fired, shooting him through
the foot. The wound was not con
Patrolman Penn was killed by two
alleged escaped convicts, when he
chased them to a dead-end road near
tairview in uuncombe county late
Sunday-.' afternoon. The car used by
the two killers Was later found on the
streets of Asheville. An extensive
Search has been made in this area ever
since Sunday night for the two men,
Rogers is the son of Grover Kogers,
member of the county board of com
missioners. He was formerly em
ployed by the Champion Fibre Com
pany, until he joined the Canton
police force. Last year he served
as president of the Young Democratic
Club of the county.
Miss Flud Is Now
Miss Theodosia Flud arrived in
town this week to take over her du
ties as supervisor of nurses in the
district health department. She suc
ceeds'. Mrs. Jean T. Dillon, who re
signed several weeks ago.
Miss Flud comes to this section
from the Cumberland county health
department, with headquarters m
Fayet teville. She w ill be responsible
for supervising nursing service in the
counties of Haywood, Jackson, Swain,
Macon, and Transylvania, and also
the Cherokee Indian Reservation.
.Miss Find, is well qualified for her
work, holding a .certificate in public
health nursing from William and
Mary College of Richmond, Va., ''and
has had several years of experience
in health work.
She will maintain her residence in
Waynesville, though considerable pari
of her time will be devoted to super
vising the nursing service in the other
counties of the district.
Laundry Now Has
Until the now plant is '.completed,
temporary quarters will be maintain
ed for the Waym -vijle Laundry in
the 'old laundi y i.tfi. . , which was on
the lot adjoining the building which
The same phone 205 is being
used, and the firm is handling laun
dry and dry cleaning as usual, ac
cording to an announcement on page
three of this issue.
Parade Crowds Show
That Paper Is Read .
Rotarians To Hear
Brigadier General Harley B. Fer
guson, president of the Mississippi
Flood Control Commission, will be the
speaker at the weekly meeting of
Rotary here tomorrow at 12:45, ac
cording to Chas, E. Ray, Jr., program
The club voted C. N. Allen, of Ha
The only medium of publicity
given the Safety Parade here
last Saturday as through the
columns of The .Mountaineer.
Even with low-hanging rain
clouds, crowds lined the streets,
and it has been estimated that
at least 4.000 persons saw the pa
rade. The crowds lined the sidewalks
from the Hotel Gordon to the
Waynesville Sanatarium. At Ha
zelwood other crowds were gath
ered in sheltered places out of the
rain waiting for the parade.
Dozen of people have comment
ed on the fact that "the people
certainly must read The Moun
taineer." 1 From rigid check-ups. the pub
lishers are positive that the pa
per is thoroughly read by prac
tically every member of the 1,900
families that receive the paper.
Continued on rape 7 Sprjinn Two