SIXTEEN PAGES THIS WEEK
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Published In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance of The Great Smokv Mountains National Park
nerally conceeded, that local
f will remain idle as lar as
t. 1 mpd. until the Feb-
' 0f criminal court. This,
'5 f does not mean that political
" . -11 Actions will not scratch
krtol a , oUino. nlans for
leads wnne r -
teaaL BO,t June. Right now
urapaig" -thouirht over"
N58. Koino- spnt out to
,helay of the land.
FIFTY-THIRD YEAR NO. 39
WAYNESVILLE, N. C, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7, 1937
$1.50 IN ADVANCE IN COUNT
Woodwork Of Court
House To Be Paint
ed; Contract Given
. ...u .wp is no shouting from
iousetops, don't think for a nun-
that local puunvw-
i . . . i
.,;. nn the ponucai ironus
.week centerea ou jusu
Black, and President Kooseveii,
3 leading KepuDiicans met m
1 : vlaie II t Vl C mil.
JgO 10 0Ullli"' y"" -
liion next spring.
Lords and precedents were shat-
this past week, las justice
cnrtpd to radio to explain
.former affiliation with the Ku Klux
.. H admitted he had been a
of the Klan, yet in almost
..m hreath. he said before be-
L. senator "I dropped the Klan.
Le had nothing whatever to do
C it sine that time. I completely
Continued any association with the
iiatioh. I have never resumed
U never expect to do so.
tress of the nation, however,
Ufs that Justice Black has left
ouestions unanswered. He did
explain why he joined the Klan,
ugh it is known that the sup-
of the Klan nominated him for
from 1922 to 1925 when politician
to wanted the support of the
Imui ol Alabama, he joined the
Vm.afiAit . 4 Kr ua Lni n tr Vl O WOtt
u August of 1937 when he wanted
Senate to confirm hie appoint-
ht to the Supreme court he con
U the fact that he had even been
lumber of the Klan. This action
It him the confirmation.
Justice Black deliberately avoided
pinne many important questions.
r be cannot be compelled to an-
Fthem. The fact that he chose
Wk over the radio, to an esti-
M audience totaling 33 millions,
i keeping with his past records.
f radio only presents one side of
iwstion, and does not permit de-
Board Defers Action On Employ,
ingr Child Welfare Worker.
Road Petitions Heard
Entering Inner Circle Of Ku Klux Klan
George Ball was awarded a con
tract to repaint the window frames,
stair railings and comfort rooms of
the Haywood county court house by
the board of commissioners here
Monday. The contract was awarded
for $320, with the county furnishing
An additional contract was given
Mr. Ball for painting the overhead of
the court room. He is to be paid $60
for this and furnish his own materials, j
The board accepted a $50,000 bond
J- .T TT 1 A. .. . 11 . - .
ior w . n. juciracKen, tax couecuu
and supervisor, covering the coming
The board heard several road peti
tions, among them being petitions
presented by F. J. Reiger and Mrs.
R. C. Long for improvements on two
roads in different sections of Way
Several tax adjustments were made
by the board.
They deferred action as to the em
ployment of a child welfare worker.
High School At
New College Is
Open For Term
New Branch Of New College Has
Students From Eight States.
Eleven On Staff
r United States News came out
Rally, and said that the record
'"tee Black shows his unfitness
judicial TVnst. Thn Tiftner
'to explains that Senator Black
flitted Private fpWrnma fn
H by the committee of which he
rairman ana this was done not-
ending the fact that the "Con-
-n eua ran too1 tV, .Mn
..mw.v. 111.U1 Vl IV.l UI1U 1
J. A circuit court of appeals
-'denounced the uin. ;iiorai
r an unwarranted trespass on
. wnse property was thus
, The Springdale school, a junior and
senior high school for girls and
boys, located at the New College Com
mtinit.v - Center on . the Snrinedale
Farms, which will be o&e&tedby New
College of Columbia . University,
opened on the first, of the month. ....
from ten to seventeen years; of age
inclusive. This, the first, year of the
school, Only a very limited number of
pupils will be taken on, though the
applications numbered many, more
than were accepted. The students so
far registered are :, f rom, the follow
ing states: New York; Vermont, New
Jersey, New Hampshire, Peqnsflvania,
Virginia, Florida, and Missouri.
Dr. Gretchen Switzer, of Columbia
University, who has been directing
the foreign study program for the
New College students fo rthe past
several years, will be the director.
The other faculty members have been
connected with various colleges and
The staff includes: Dr. Phillip Pow
ers, of Columbia University, Mr.
Warren Lamb, of Vanderbilt Univer
sity, Miss Mary O'Neal, Miss Char
lotte Egan, Miss Frances Smith, Miss
Katherine Huff, Mr. Lawrence Loomis,
Miss Beatrice Cates, Mr. Frank Mar
burg, and Mr. Edward Todd and Mr.
Burdulis will be in charge of physi
The objectives of the boarding
school will be those activities which
- Continued on Page Five
initiation rites I C
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"SNA - v s i . N , '
This exclusive and ususual photo of rites whii-h climax initiation .of a
new member of the Ku Klux Klan was taken at Ben Hill, near Atlanta, CtA.,
during the recent induction of pledges of Klan No. 51. Activities of the
Klan, which has been dormant for several years, are again in the spotlight
as a result of allegations that Hugo L. Black, newly appointed to the su
preme court, is a member.
Bird Known As Cape Mae
Warbler Is Ruining Grapes
4 Men To Be Given
Hearing Saturday In
Armory Fraud Cases
Dry Leader Upshaw
To Make 3 Talks
Warrants Served On Four Mem
Here Tuesday, On Orders Of
W. R. Upshaw. of Anheville, a
former Congressman, and well
known lecturer, will fill the pulpit
of the Baptist church on Wednes
day evening at the regular mid
On Wednesday morning at
10:40 o'clock Mr. UpHhaw will
talk to the piipils of the town
ship high school.'
On Thursday evening at 7:30
he will speak at the court house.
The public is invited to all three
To Address Local
Group Fri. Night
Ninth Annual Itanquet Of Fu
ture Farmers Of Waynesville
High School Being Held
Tour Party Will
Be Greeted Here
Plans Underway To Give Them
Apples And Souvenirs As
They Make Brief Stop
"( Paper, save -f,,(V, tho
r' 51 years old. He took the
r the Klu Klux Klan when he
lony. when, indeed, he
-voe supposed to have sufficiently
1T1 rlini.n a . . . . ...
Iijg. im:ier to Know wnat ne
LEdv uch '.a man was nomi
M h ;sid(lnt Roosevelt, and con-
: courtesy tommittee"
:ntinued on page 2
T"a ilie Scenes
.ftis feature gives am"
resting peep int0 the
Wp!taI of movieland.
ftJ is always interesting,
a na3 pictures of favorite
This week you'll find
feature in 'the second
S. J. Guyer, 71, Given
Burial Here Monday
Approximately 100 travel execu
tives and 30 editors, are scheduled to
arrive in Waynesville Monday morning
about 10:15 o'clock on their first day's
trip of a 2,000-mile tour of North
The tour will begin in Asheville, and
the first day's journey will take them
through the park after lunching at
Sylva, and back to Bryson City for
L. N. Davis, president of the Cham
ber of Commerce, called a meeting
yesterday of a committee to make
definite plans to greet the group which
have been asked to stop on Main
street in front of the court house.
Mr. Davis has named M. H. Bowles
as chairman of the welcoming com
mittee, and plans are being developed
whereby apples and novelty woodwork
souvenirs can be given each member
of the party, together with pamphlets
and folders regarding this immediate
area. The printed matter will be in
envelopes, already stamped, for them
to mail back to their homes.
This is the second such tour of
Three special buses will be used for
the guests, while a special truck will
Last rites were conducted for Sam
uel Jacob Guver, 71, who had taught
for more than thirty-five years in the care for the baggage
Haywood county schools,; on Monday
afternoon, with burial in the Bethel
A brief service was' held at the
Garrett Funeral Home here with Dr.
R. S. Truesdale officiating The ser
vices were continued' at the Bethel
Methodist church, conducted by the
Rev. J. H. Highfill, assisted by Dr.
Serving as pallbearers were John
Rigdon, Fred Crum, Everett B.
Rickman, Ralph Moore, Charles En
glish, Oscar Briggs, L. N. Davis, and
Mr. Guyer was born on May the 12,
1867, in Bethany, Davidson county,
and died at the home of his 'daughter,
Mrs. J. C. Crouser, on Saturday after
noon at 6:30, from a heart attack.
He had been in ill health but his
death was unexpected at this, time.
He came to this county around forty
years ago and had taught in the
county schools for many years. Mrs.
Guyer, whose death occurred seven
years ago, also taught for several
years in the schools. Mr. Guyer in
addition to his teaching had been en
gaged in farming, in the Bethel sec
tion, where he made his home.
He was a member 6f the Lutheran
church of Lexington, N. C, where he
retained his membership. He was a
member of the LaGrange Masonic
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For I. L. Council!
To Be Held Today
Funeral services will be held this
afternoon at 2 oclock at Grace Epis
copal church for Isaac L. Council
73, who died on Tuesday night at
8:10 o'clock at the Haywood County
Hospital, following a several days
illness due to a heart attack.
The Rev. Albert New, rector of
the church, will conduct the rites.
Burial will be in Green Hill cemetery.
Mr. Councill was the son of the
late Dr. William B. and Mrs. Alice
Margaret Councill, of Boone, and his
family were among the pioneer set
tlers of Watauga county, and were
prominently identified in the state.
He first came to Waynesville in
1900 and was interested in the lum
ber business, in which he has engaged
from time to time 'during his resi
dence in this section. For several
years he was connected with the late
Col. S. A. Jones in his mining projects.
For many years Mr. Councill was a
senior warden in Grace Episcopal
church, of which he was a communi
cant. Always courteous he made
Continued on Pay. Five
The stranger that has been playing
havoc with the grapes in this section
has been identified by Miss Marion
Boggs, who introduced the bird as
the Cape Mae Warbler. Miss Boggs
is an authority on birds, having been
doing bird banding for the Bureau
of Biological Survey in Washington
She has made some interesting ob
servations of this greenish gray
warbler, who is a migrant and passes
our way North in April, the date
varying according to the season. Then
they return in large numbers in the
late summer in time to feast on our
The Cape Mae Warbler ranges in
North America and breeds in the
Northern part of the United States
and Canada, but takes to the West
Indies for the winter. They are said
to be transient in the mountain re
gions and to some extent in the cen
tral portions of this state.
The bird has been so far recorded
in North Carolina, according to the
"Birds of North Carolina," by T.
Gilbert Pearson, C. S. Brimley and
II. H. Brimley, a volume published by
the North Carolina Geological and
Economic Survey in 1919, in the fol
lowing places: Asheville and Weav
erville in Henderson county, Blan-
sonville in Hendersoa county, Blan-
tyre in Transylvania county, An
drews in Cherokee county, Morgan
ton in Burke county and near Raleigh.
The following extracts from a let
ter to the North Carolina Geological
and Economic Survey from an obser
ver near Asheville, gives a familiar
description of the bird to those hav
ing had experience with it in this sec-
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85,806 Persons In
Park Last Month
Per Cent Of Park Visitors
From States Other Than
North Carolina Or
During September, Great Smoky
Mountains National Park played host
to 85,906 persons who visited the
park in 26,324 vehicles.
While no monthly travel records
were broken during September,
greatest daily travel for any one day
in the history of the park recorded on
September 5, when 3,738 vehicles were
carrying 14,725 passengers.
Automobiles from 47 states, the
District of Columbia, and the Canal
Zone, and Argentine, Cuba, Mexico,
Venezuela, and two provinces of Can
ada, Ontario and Quebec, were count
ed, with" 58 per cent of the visitors
being from other than the State of
North Carolina and Tennessee.
Ohio and Indiana led all other states
in number of visitors except the local
States of North Carolina and Ten
Members of the Smoky Mountains
National Park Chapter Future Farm
ers of America and their guests at
the annual banquest here Friday night
will hear Mrs. E. L. McKee, State
Senator, of Sylva.
The fifty-five members of the chap
ter will have as their guests their
fathers and many prominent men and
women of the state .and particularly
those from Western North Carolina.
The banquet will be held in the Ma
conic Temple at eight o'clock. The
guest list includes some two hundred
A fitting program has been planned
for the enjoyment of the boys and
their guests. The program will in
clude athletic, dancing, vocal and in
strumental numbers. Contrary to
general practice speech making will be
confined to the speaker of the even
ing. The banquet will get underway
when the officers open the chapter
with the ritual from then on the
program will be in the hands of the
toastmastcr, Joe Calhoun. Other
than the ritual only two boys of the
chapter will appear on the progrum.
This is the ninth annual banquet of
the organization. The name of the
chapter was changed two years ago
from Waynesville Chapter to the pres
ent name, it is the same organization,
however, that was begun when the
department of vocational agriculture
was established in the school. Each
year, several boys graduate from the
department which terminates their ac
tive membership but they are classed
as honorary members.
Officers of the organization are
Troy Franklin, prpsWerrt; Cecil At
rington, vice president; William Mc-
Cracken, secretary; David Leather-
wood, treasurer and John Reeves, reporter.
Dairy At Dellwood
Workmen were completing this
week, a concrete silo on the Dellwood
farm of Burgin Brothers, as the first
step of a modern dairy.
The silo will be 36 feet high, and
12 feet in diameter.
It was stated that the dairy would
begin with no less than 20 cows and
the herd increased until about 50
would be placed on the farm.
The farm at Dellwood, has a good
crop ot silage corn which will be
placed in the silo at an early date.
Latest developments in the inwes
tigation of an alleged shortapw a
building materials from the Wayam.
ville, Armory, was the serving:
Federal warrants on four Haywihvl
county men here Tuesday afteroaiu.
with charges of conspiracy to it-
fraud the United States governr
made against them.
1 nose served with wne :wari
M. M. Nolurvd, immbernf the towna
board of aldermrn.
J. M. Palmer, superintendent of the
town street department.
Walter Fowler, time keeper lor
WrPA Armory project.
Henry N. Phillips, contractor at the
Armory. All appeared before U. S. Commis
sioner W. T. Shelton, and entered!,
pleas of not jjuilty.
Commissioner Shelton ordered; m
hearing here Saturday at two o'clock,,
and placed the men under appearance
bonds as follows:
M. M. Noland, $7,600.
J. M. Palmer, $3,000.
Walter Fowler, $3,000.
Henry N. Phillips, $2,000.
Noland, Phillips and Palmer made
Phillips was arrested a week ago.:
on a charge of unlawfully removing
lumber from the site of the Armory-.
He was placed under a $5,000 bond!
at . that time. He has two charges
against him. '
A special agent has' been here sev
eral weeks investigating the alleged
shortage, which consisted of build
ing materials, worth $1,032. At times
two men were here making the in
vestigation. The warrants were served Tuesday,
by U. S. Deputy Marshall, John W
Edwards. Should Commissioner Shelton find'
probable cause in the cases Saturday
afternoon, the defendants will be
bound over to the November term
of Federal court, which convenes int
Asheville before Judge Webb on Mon
day, November 8th. There a Feder
al grand jury would go into the
This paper learned ior a reliable
source yesterday, that there will
likely be further developments in the
case, and a possibility that other
warrants will be served.
The complaint set forth the charges
that the four men "wilfully, malicious
ly, and feloniously conspired to de
fraud the Works Progress adminis
tration, an agency of the United
States government, of 1,500 board;
feet of lumber and other building ma
terials, bought and jmid for by the
United States government for use in
the construction of an armory build
ing at Waynesville; North Carolina,
and in their mutual agreement and by
their overt acts and in carrying out
the object of their conspiracy,, thejr
did take and carry away and misap
propriate and retain in possession tof
lumber and other building materials,
property of the United States gov
ernment, with intent to convert t
their own uses, and or the use of oth
ers, resulting in the loss to the United
States government of $1,032, all; in
violation of Sections 82, 88, 100 and
101, Title 18, U, S. C. A., and con
trary to the form of the statute in
such case made and provided and
against the peace and dignity of the
United States of America."
Chas. Ray Named
Director Of State
Chas. E. Ray, Jr., was recently
named a director of the North Car
olint Merchants Association. He plans
to leave on Sunday to attend a meet
ing of the board of directors of the
association in Raleigh.
While in Raleigh, Mr. Ray plans
to contact the State highway com
mission, in regard to recent develop
ments on the routing ef the parkway
and other local road matters.
The State Merchants Association is
one of the most active state-wide or
ganizations in North Carolina.
2 Mad Dogs Roamed
In Town Last Week
Two mad dogs created a scare horev
last week-end, when several people-,
narrowly escaped being bitten 1 by
Late Friday afternoon, one of the
dogs was killed near the post officer
after attempting to bite Dr. ' R. P
Walker, pastor of the Presbyterian
church, and also Newton Cook. It
was said that the fact that Mr. Cook,
had on boots saved him from being:
The dog was killed by city work
men after being shot at a number of
FITZGERALD IS FIREMAN
'Clem Fitzgerald is serving as fire
man while Lawrence Kcrley is on hi