Published In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance of The Great Smokv Mountains National Park
WAYNESVILLE. N. C, TIU'RSDAY, SEPTEMHEH 23,. 1937
$1.50 IN ADVANCE IN COUNTY
Important New Dealers Are Resigning
that former county agent.
cmith turneu uuu a n-.i
o take a
jer m w
.., have moii;
'ol. sign in
7 than it ap
,'on the sur-
x.able to reau
ca-1 report tnat mose '
;cd Mr. Smith when ho was
4 from office last July, have
. u ...;n
fivfii up l"e I IK " 1 I1W l"-
osetk revenge at me pons in rue
W. D. Smith
e ;.me M'urce ni lniormation re-
: ut this group have already
it, win k and no time is being
in laying a foundation that will
t ihi'iii to do battle' next June
ti average citizen the oust-
i Smith appears to be over ami
tren. but it is not. It remains
' smouldering fire, and prelimi-
wrk is being done quietly to fan
sals that will blaze forth to bring
;ikf's jmlitical pot to a boiling
in no time.
puwcrii-that-be in Swain coun-
refrain from talking of an elec-
on liquor stores until Haywood
'atted." Thus, another county is
to the list of: "Waiting on
nwd." . .
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I James M. Landl Jatm-s A. Parley fjjgj
2 G-Men Investigating
Case Of Alleged Theft
Of Armory Material
western counties do not seem
led to vote wet, as there is not
si liquor store west of Durham.
counties west of the tobacco city
wed on the liquor store meas-
itd all five voted dry.
be of those who advocated a
ide referendum in the 1937
srl assembly, are now thankful
tit did not pass, since so many
f!w are going dry, and others ap-
Resignation of Edward Mc(!rady, assistant
industry, was seen as the first of a series of r"-i-r
lion from the administration was that of .lames M.
eommission, who became dean of Harvard liw S
pected soon, as Jaiws A. Farley, postmaster g-ne
i' nib. r
Pea i m
a ;,osi".oj) in J ! i j.
'I lie sevoiiij .-sigi
. uiv. u s and ex-f
Ends In Nonsuit.
16 Given Divorces
Belle Bright Case Scheduled To
Come Up This Week. Judge
Ervin Is Here
!( Charlotte Observer says it is
ig, and also significant, that
ptor Bailey got more applause
the Young Democrats at thtir
W Senator Reynolds.
paper went on to
Young 'Democrats' of North
-M, as of the naUnn at luro-p.
ipposed to be swimming with
""rent, and the current is decide
wward, no (juestions asked.
;t here are these militant voters
commonwealth showering upon
eged reactionary Bailev aD-
f hich thev are denvinu- the
Our Bob" beginning to slin out
hands of his nwn nltiv.hovish
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he soberer and more pnnserv.
'sense of the younger generation
"U,"--S ln North Tjimlina Koo-in.
' assert itself in behalf of a sen-
Q dare's swim against the tide j been ridden
e-s that to get him home?
''tal of $1.090.77fi 91 ... mUprf
1537 National Birthday Ball for
ait Roosevelt, it has just been
Wed. Thirtv r.o- f k;
" the Warm Spring Founda-
SSf 1 cent. Deing. kept lor
Practically the first two days of
civil court were devoted to the case of
George Garrett suing McKinley Ed
wards, a Bryson City lawyer, for
$1,H00. The suit was an outgrowth of
a legal proceedure in 1926, at which
time Mr. Edwards represented Mr.
In his complaint, Mr. Garrett said
the Bryson City lawyer neglected to
do his duty towards his client, which
cost the Haywood man some money.
Judge S. J. Erwin, Jr., presiding
judge here, ordered a nonsuit of the
case, and taxed Mr. Garrett with the
cost. Mr. Garrett appeared as his
own lawyer in the case.
The $15,000 suit of Belle Bright
against Western Carolina Teachers
College, at Cullowhee, is set for to
day. It is also believed that Miss
Bright's case against Western Union
Telegraph Co. will be tried this week.
Miss Bright is suing W. T. C. T. on
the grounds that she was not given
a diploma after being told she would
graduate. The suit against Western
Union is the outgrowth of being
struck by a bicycle, alleged to have
by an employee of the
Haywood Has Good ! Mrs. Walter Brice,
Grade Of Isurley Native Of County,
Died In Atlanta
Haywood county will rank third
in Western North Carolina in the
production of burley tobacco, ac
cording to Chas. B. McCrary, of
Fines Creek. .
Not only will the production in
Haywood be increased, but the
quality is satisfactory, he report
ed. Basing his prediction on Hue
cured prices, Mr. McCrary looks
for burley to bring at least thirty
cents a pound this year.
The crop is curing out nicely,
he said, and those who have given
proper attention to their tobacco
have no -complaint to make as to
-"' Hugh Johnson, of NRA
T' c"m(,s frth with a sting
ment that this country is
' dlctatorship. He made a
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pecial Column, written
Edited by the five vo-
1 rj? Will 'r'nntn i -i. - - J
x, . you and your
will enjoy and bene-
Monday morning, Edwin Hayncs,
former register of deeds of Haywood,
was given the oath and admitted to the
bar, and granted the right to practice
Up until Wednesday noon, eight
divorces had been granted by this term
of court. .
Vergie Clark vs Weaver I. Clark..
Sallie Kuykendall vs Columbus Kuy
kendall. James McAbee vs Addie McAbee.
Ethel Henderson vs Ector Hender-
Clyde Staton vs Katherme Maton.
Thelmer West vs Ruth West.
Madora Flores vs Rand Flores.
A. B. Hindman vs Lorena Hindman.
Large Neon Sign
Erected At Park
The large neon sign at the Park
Theatre has been completed, and is
one of the largest signs of its kind in
Western North Carolina.
The sign was built and erected by
Martin Electric Company, and some
thing like lid days was required to
mold and fit the 457 feet of glass
tubing that outlined the name of the
theater in four colors, besides a "new
pink" created by placing certain col
ors close together.
Seventy different units were re
quired to make the sign, and six trans
formers furnish the current necessa
ry to operate the sign. The trans
formers create 2,220-volt ampheres.
Roy Ford did the painting on the
The sign was designed, built and
erected under the personal supervi
sion of Fred Martin.
Last rites will be conducted this
morning in Decatur, Ga, for MrH.
Lucile Plott Brice, wife of Walter M.
Brice, of that place, who died in an
Atlanta hospital on Tuesday at 7:15,
p. m. following a short illness.
Mrs. Brice was a native of Haywood
county. She was the daughter of Mrs.
Mattie Moody Plott, am) the late Rob
ert H. Plott,
Surviving are: her mot her, H rs.
Mattie M. Plott, of Dellwood, her
husband, three sons, Walter M. Brice,
Jr., anil llnoelt lirice, ol spartantnirg.
South Carolina, and Plott lirice, of
Dacatur, one sister, Miss Minnie .Plott,
of Kennedy, Alabama, and the
following brothers: H. (1. Plott,
James H. Plott, (i. C. Plott. Homer H.
Plott, and Herbert Plott. all of Wav-
nesville, and Roy Plott.',' of Raleigh.
Mrs. Herbert Plott and Mr. I). (.
Plott left yesterday for Decatur, and
will attend the futu ial services ..for
Mrs. Brice today.
Birds Found To
Hi my tjaildy brougjit in a ye!-lowish-gi
i.i ii. spai I'lllfd bird
this wei-k. which lie termed as the
real menace to giapis. and not
Inis and ve'li'U j.'uiutx
Along with Mr. tiaiidy, was 1.
P, .layiii's, of Ktuitc two, wio
several years ago, -started a une
nian campaign that this peculiar,
bud Was mining 'the grape crop
and not bees and other insects.
After careful investigation, it
i! was found that this bird would
puncture a hole in whole bunches
ol grapis. and then the bees and
yellow, jackets would swarm them.
Grape experts, say that it is iln
I os:-due for a bee i r veilow laclvot
to nurture a grape, bill that
t Mi st insect s 'do their damage af
ter i'.ie grape has been punctured
bv seine ot lu r force.
Nil one' seemed In know the
name of the bird, but the tvpe
seems to be quite lamiliar during
the late summer and fall.
Mr. Javnes said he bad noticed
the bird here for seven years.
In the meantime, there are at
hast two ir.en who are ignoring
bees and yellow jackets around
their grapes and are out for I he
Haywood Scouts To
Stage Rally Sat.
'There' Are Now Seven Troops In
County, VVilh 110 Members
Meeting In Canton
Man Been On Job
For Three Weeks
I'ind Car Ol Cement. 7-M Tret
I raming. Itooling Ami l'lunh
inir Equipment .Missini;
1 A second Federal (i-Man arrived!
here Tuesday morning to assist in th
investigation of an alleged shorUigv:
of materials designated for use in
the $."S,00(l Waynesville annory now
under const ruct ion.
The invest igal ion has been under--wav
lor the past three weeks, and it
uiii thing like
d to complt'l e
days will be
II new develop-
snuice it was learned
snortage consists of
Mrs. W. L. McCrackeri had as her
guests during the week, Mrs. Charles
Hagan, Mrs. Pat Brinson, Miss Cassie
Pfeiffer, and Mr. Carl Hagan, all of
Will Open Oct. 4th
The Crabtfee school will, open lor
the !).'7-,'J8 term on Monday, October
fourth, according to Jack Messer, su
perintendent of education.
The buildrng will be." completed. more,
than a week before that, time, but
school. officials feel- that it will require
some time to get the building in read
iness for classroom work.
The new building was erected by
Jerry Liner, and is modern' through
out. , ,
the t ri-
incuts ai ise.
1' rum t he sa im
that the alleged
about a car of cement, four to five
thousand teet ol framing material, a
quantity of copper rooting and some
plumbing fixtures. Practically all of
cement, some ol the lumber and the
rooting has been accounted for, it was
Besides the two present, investi
gators, there have been a number of
technical engineers here in connection
with the case. I be engineers are
members of the staff of the Federal
Bureau of Investigation. 1 he formul.
reports of the engineers have already
been made, it was said.
Street corner rumors had it that
the engineers were also G-Men, anil
at one time eight were on the job.
I This, of course, was a rumor, as only
Ifwo investigators have been on the
lease, it was learned by The Mountain
J he investigators have interviewed a.
nuniber of people in an effort to get
information, and clues. Most of the
people interviewed were connected
with the construction of the armory,
and included workmen, foremen, time-
I keepers, truck drivers and some ofh
! It is understood that the federal
i men have several local people under
I suspicions, but no formal charges
havf been brought to date.
Humors have been flying thick and
i fast in the community since it be
I came generally known that G-Men
were here making an investigation.
! . Rov Francis, assistant United
j .States District Attorney, when con-.
I tat ted yesterduyj stated that if any
! indictments were presented to the
Federal Court as an outgrowth of the
investigation, that the party or par
tics charged with removing the ma
terial belonging to the government
would be vigorously prosecuted.
could also be
court, as the
Mrs. Andrew Moore, who was visit
ing Mrs. Maria Mitchell, left on Sat
urday for Wellford, S. C, where she
will spend a few days with relatives.
She plans to return to Waynesville
before going North for .the. winter;..'
Mayor's Court Col
lected $618 In Aug.
A check-up showed yesterday that
$618 had been collected by Mayor
J. H. Way, Jr., in mayor's court during
Ka ,nnth of August. Of this amount,
$85 went to the county school fund,
and the town treasury received $533.
During the last fiscal year, the
mayor's court collected for the town
treasury $4,268. This was net to t,he
Mayor Way pointed out that
majority of the cases heard in
court are drunken charges.
Furniture Manufacturers Seeking
To Make 'Inviting Furniture', Prevost
R. L. Prevost. President Of Una-
gusta. Sees N. C. As Leading
Miss Sallie McCracken, of th. Bap
tist Orphanage, of Thomasville, is the
guest of her sister, Mrs. Claude
"To be a successful furniture man
ufacturer today, one has to make
'friendly' furniture." R. L. Prevost,
president of Unagusta Manufacturing
Company, told Rotarians last week.
"Furniture that 'invites' and adds
an air of friendliness to a room or
home, is the sole goal of manufactur
ers. Early patterns accomplished
this, and for that reason, skilled ar
tisans are today, trying as best they
can, to copy the earlier patterns."
"That is one reason that our two
plants at Hazehvood are making Col
onial and eighteenth century pat
Mr. Prevost is one of the oldest men
in the south, from point of service,
in the furniture manufacturing business.'-.
The first "furniture: plants in the
South were established in High Point
52 years ago, Mr. ; Prevost entered
the business 43 years ago. The first
plant to be built in High Point is
s.uji ojiei aui.g.
Soon after the. High Point plants
were opened the trend of opening oth
ers was to the western part of the
state. This-was necessitated because
of the hardwood lumber supply.
The furniture plant in Hazelwood
was built 32 years ago. Several years
later the second plant was opened.
Between 250 and 300 men are em
ployed in the two plants operated by
the Unagusta Company.
Mj. Prevost, in reviewing the his
tory of the furniture manufacturing
business in North Carolina, stated
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Ifcny Scouts' from seven troops in
Haywood (ounty. will gather in an
ion, Saturday, at 2:3(1 on the base
ball lie Id for the district Scout Rally,
according to Ben !v ( oikit t, (list net
1 he complete program lias been ar
ranged for the dav, ami the public
is invited 'lo attend and see the Imys
compete m the various contests t.wt,
will be staged.
Ribbons 'will In- offered in al
eight, compel nive events and the
Troop 2, of Waynesville. will
a demonstration on artificial
tion. while troop one from
will-. demonstrate the use of
The seven troops in tne county will
have two members in each of the fol
lowing events: tub tilting, chariot
race, blanket stretcher race, life line
contest, knot relay, string burning,
tent pitching and dressing relay.
in Annl of this vear. there were J ne same indictments, it any are
t wo troops in Haywood County, with j made, Mr. Francis san
a memln rship of i4 boys. I bis week I presented in superior
it was announced that there are seven ! county and town have a financial m
troops in the county with a combined terest, m the armory, w hich is being
membership of .14(1.' (completed at this lime,. and 'is a W PA
'I he seven troops which have al- project,
ready been organized are Canton' Since Federal investigators arc
Troop 1, sponsored by the Methodist I working on the case alone, it is the
Episcopal church, South, the Way
nesville Troop 2, sponsored by the
Waynesville Rotary club, W aynesville
Troop 3, sponsored bv the Waynesville.
American Legion, post, Canton Troop
4, sponsored bv the Baraca class of
the rirst Baptist church. Hazelwood
Troop 5, sponsored by the Hazelwood
Booster club. Canton Troop 6, spon
sored hv tne f restiytenan Men
clubhand f an ton Troop 7, sponsore
by the Vs Mens club.
William Medford, is chairman
the district court of honor.
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I. S. IoHirtineiit, of Agrieuk lire
a vn"v1IIc ( HiKTalie Station
II. M. HALL, Observer
Cades Cove Area
, Sept. Max. :
i 16 : 73 . 42
f ' 1? '-. 7K . ' .'.. 4'K-
18' ''..'. IK". ' . - 44
. j ! (.8 42
':;;20'',' T't ".'.-. ' ' 47
21 75 4I
21 ' 7!' .. ',' 52
.. Title to the Morton Butler timber
tract and hildings in the Cades: ..Cove
section of the Great Smokv -"Mountains
-National Park, Is now vested in
the United States, and all park reg
ulations will be rigidly enforced, ac
cording to J. Ross Lak;n, .superintend
ent. The few remaining deer within the
area are found in this section of the
park, but hunting will not be allowed,
and all found hunting will be vigor
ously prosecuted, it was stated.
' Park fishing regulations also apply
to this area, and (Streams will be re
Stocked with trout beginning this
i Mean minimum .. ...
Mean for week
Highest for week .
Lowest for wock :
i Precipitation for. week
i Same Period Last ear. 193j
I Mean maximum . .. 8.1
Mean minimum .. 5.r
Mean for week ... 78
i Highest for week .......... 8:
Lowest for week . 5t
Precipitation fer vi k . 0.41
j Total precipitation to Sept. 22,
Total precipitation to
Deficiency for 11)j7 ...