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Published In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance of The Great Smokv Mountains National Park
WANTS BOB'S JOB
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FIFTY-THIRD YEAR No. 43
WAYNESVILLE, N. C. THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 1937
$1.50 IN ADVANCE IN COUNTY
Fire Hits Plant
Fire broke out in the boiler
room of The Mountaineer about
4:30 o'clock Thursday morning:,
and put the plant of the paper out
of commission for several days.
The majority of the papers had
been mailed and the remainder
are being printed in the plant of
The Canton Enterprise.
Arrangements will be made to
have next week's paper published
The extent of the damage had
not been determined when this
went to press.
Drafting New Farm Relief Bill
VIA !. George W.' Coan
niitir:i1 observers ignored the
xisibilitv of Governor Clyde R. Hoey
.rttiwr into the sensational race, even
j-et the suggestion by Cam Morri-
,,n there tame word irom naieign
George W. Coan, state WPA ad
ministrator, Was U1UIMUB -Bcnuuoijr
tossing his hat into the. ring ere
snf. Coan had been mentioned sev-
nl times before by tnose wno lane
,, th.inisi'lves to nick candidates,
. up11" l"v
at the first formal statement came
reel from the WPA man, himself.
Khih. not definitely committed, he
.known to he anxious for the job.
Coan was onee the popular mayor of
H'inston-Salcm, and is well thought ol
political circles that mean some-
iinp; He would give either Reynolds
Hancock a hard race, it is gener-
Rpniesentative Hancock is already
ending out reprints of complimentary
itomls, and that alone is sufficient
proof that the senatorial campaign is
a. Senator Reynolds continues to
sail out letters.
It.is the opinion of some, that those
ho fear Revnolds, will make every
fort to get him a good position in
Washington and make things satis-
ktory,' thus taking the super-show-
an out of the race.
As Tar Heels prepared for battle
;ext June over the junior Senator s
eat, the keel for a $60,000,000 super-
readnaught, to be named North Car
fa, was laid in New York. Lieu-
:tnant Governor W. P. Horton, rep-
esented this state at the ceremony.
As the keel was being laid, President
Bwsevelt wrote to Secretary of the
Sy, Swanson; "War will be avoided
iy all honorable means. To keep
we is a fundamental policy of the
United States; to live and let live is
Jk spirit of good neighbor in our
-West desire. I believe it entirely
distent with our continuing read-
s to limit armaments, to maintain
ise at sea sufficient to insure the
Nervation of our democratic ideals
d the maintenance of righteous
Armory Case Will
Be Tried In Feder
al CourOfov. 10th
Assistant District Attorney,
Francis, Predicts Case Will
Take Entire Day For Trial
Yesterday, political news centered
jwnd Tuesday's elections. In New
wk, Mayor LaGuardia was re-elect-
He ran on a Republican-Fusion--fbor
ticket. Tammany Hall suffer
? lile worse defeat in history. In
ojt, the candidate backed by the
wican Federation of Labor de-
Vted the. candidate supported by the
ttmittee for Industrial Organiza-
New Jersey voters elected a
mocratit governor over a Repub-
candidate. In Virginia, Lieu-
3nt Price was elected governor on
W. Roy Francis, assistant district
attorney, told The Mountaineer yes
terday that no Haywood cases would
be called in the November term of
Federal court until Wednesday, No
In view of this decision, Mr. Francis
said that no defendants or defendant's
witnesses need appear in court in
Asheville until the morning of the
tenth. However, all witnesses that
have been subpoenaed to appear be
fore the grand jury will be required to
report as usual on Monday morning,
The case, in which four Haywood
men are charged with conspiracy to
defraud the Federal government, has
been set for Wednesday morning. It
is the opinion of Mr. Francis that an
entire day will be required to dispose
of the case.
The four men will face trial, on the
charges, which are the outgrowth of
an alleged shortage of approximately
$1,000 worth of building material
from the Waynesville Aniory, which is
a WPA project.
The defendants are:
M. M. Noland, member of the town
board of aldermen.
J. M. Palmer, former superintendent
of the street department.
Walter Fowler, WPA timekeeper.
Henry N. Phillips, armory contractor.
The four defendants are under bond,
r,i,) hv TInitpH States Commission
er W. T. Shelton, at a hearing held
here on Saturday, October 9th.
TVw. mnn'wprp arrested after a spe
cial federal agent had spent several
weeks here making investigations.
Tiwi riofpndants are represented by:
W. T. Crawford, attorney for Phil
lips; W. T. Hannah and F. E. Alley,
Jr., for Noland; M. G. Stamey and
Hayes Alley, for Fowler, and Alvm
Ward, for Palmer. .
Mian is under a $5,000 bond,
Phillips under $3,000, while Palmer
and Fowler are each under $1,000
County Tax Bill Increased
Over $82,000 For 1937
Not Many Haywood
ed In. Pisgali Hunt
t Deer And .1 Hears Killed On
First Two Days Of The An
nual Hunt In Pisgah
Actual Valuation Is Set At $2.1,
.'150,00(1. Statements Now
Being Mailed Out
ni , iiii'in Iters ii
I ! :ir i ! !
Illusion. I c. in tl at t a new farm
s of ilie. house- a.mieuli ural fuiiiiiiil lee ill:
lMiiary plan 'advocated hy Si'ri'etary of
Memliers ni the rummii tee meeting
to 1'iKht. ('iil)KI'eKSIllen
delegate from Alaska :
North 'a lull na . a nd
t ile ninimit tec.
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Haiy ii. C(
A nt Irony
sea ted, c
,1 1 Ii liiond.
Waynesville Library Now Has
4,600 Volumes; More Interest
No Program Plan
ned For Armistice
Day In Waynesville
Hank And Court -'House Oflices
Will Close. Legionnaires To
Stage Ikirbecue And Dance
k Xew York election, James A.
', .Democratic national chairman,
- e a Piisonal campaign for the
"wcratic candidate, J. T. Mahoney.
President Roosevelt spent the great-
H-f'p f 'ast wwk at his home in
' Park, and there several of the
leading businessmen made
They told reporters their dis
Jfontinued on page two)
hat 1)0 you think of
your :- ;';.:;:
dless of your attitude,
H.be interested in the slant
rJn the subject in today's
H"e and There". Turn
loPage 3, and read
Armistice Day will be just aiiolher
day in this community, as far as a
formal program is concerned.
The local post of the American Le
gion is having a barbecue for their
members and wives, and afterwards
an invitation square dance will be
held. Other than these two events,
neither of which will be open to the
public, there has not been any an
nouncement made of other activities.
The post office will remain open all
day, and rural mail will be delivered.
The First National Bank will be
closed, and all offices in the court
house will take a holiday, with the
exception of the sheriff's office.
4-H Club Members
From Haywood To
Give A Broadcast
a t AM hovs and girls
from the Haywood county 4-H clubs
will give a sketcn oi i-n u---'"
over station W. W. N. C, Saturday,
November 6, from 12:45 to 1:15
This program will come in connec-
tion with the waxiormi la..
TT ...- t. TVio . residents of live
clubs are to participate: Namely, Jack
. r fvtnr h ltlOfi
Hipps, Canton; waigaiet
, rrtir. ir. C vde: Ger-
aldine; Rogers, Waynesvtlle, and .Bil
liard Gibson, cocu. -: -I
Smith, home demonstrat ion agent,
will give a brief summary on 4-H club
work in Haywood county.
Orderly Crowd Here
Eight cases were tried in Mayor's
.t n-hirh nolice consid-
ered as a light docket, inasmuch as
Hallowe'en came over , the eek-cnd
Most of the cases were aiuu,
one or two up for fighting.
t., i: nnrfPfl the Hallowe en
lite twuw "r" , .
crowd orderly, and other than win
dows being smeared with soap, no
damage was done.
W R. Francis To Address
W Roy Trancis has accepted an m
viUtion to address the Rutherford
ton post of the American Legion on
day of celebrating in that town.
Rev. Mr. Huggins
Will Occupy Pulpit
At M.E. Church Sun.
Rev. J. G. Huggins, Jr., who was
named as pastor ofthe First Metho
dist church here by the Western
North Carolina Conference, arrived in
town with his Wife and four-year-old
daughter on Tuesday.
Rev. Mr. Huggins has served as
pastor of the church in Mt. Holly
for the past four years,
The Rev. Huggins succeeds Dr. R.
S. Truesdale, who had served the
local church for the past two years.
Dr. Truesdale and Mrs. Truesdale and
their daughter, Miss Bobbie Jean
Truesdale left on Tuesday for Mt.
Holly, where the .former will serve
the church of which the Rev. Hig
gins has been pastor.
The pulpit at the First Methodist
church will be - filled by the new
pastor for the 'first time on Sunday.
Rev. Huggins has for his text for the
morning sermon "The Church in a
World of Confusion" and at the even
ing service he will preach on "The
Test of Faith."
Statistics recently compiled by the
North Carolina Library Commission
show that .the Waynesville-Public Li
brary compares most favorably with
other libraries' of its kind over the
Some towns with greater popula
tion showed fewer volumes in their
libraries alid did not show that the
books were reaching as large a num
ber of people, in many cases, as the
At present the. Waynesville Public
Library has an annual' circulation of
approximately lft,il,'i, an average of
(i.5 pel' capita,
Among the recent new books placed
on the shelves are the following:
"I've Been to London," by Temple
Bailey; "Not For Love," by Alice
Duer Miller; "You Can't Have Ever
ything," by Kathleen Norris; anil
"Orchids on Your Budget," by Mar
"I've Been to London," is the story
of two sisters who could not have been
less alike. One marries rich and
learns that marriage with her wealthy
husband has its price The other W'ho
has little of this world's goods has
love and a spirit that is destined to
surmount all obstacles. It is a de
lig'htful and poignantly moving novel.
(Continued on back page)
Only 12 to 15 Haywood sportsmen
will take part in the annual Pisgah
hunt this season, according to Game !
Warden Cody Plott. Two from Can
ton, J. T. Bailey and a Mr. Green,
went into Pisgah Forest Monday, ac
cording to Mr. Plott. Other Hay
wood sportsmen won -.later assign
ments. Mr. Plott is assisting in checking in
tit the Johns Koek station on David
The first two days, 4(1 deer and .'!
bear were killed. Phis is the first
time that bear can be killed, and also
the first time that does have been al
lowed to be killed.
Fiich hunter is given three days in
which to make a "kill' of either a
buck or doe or a bear. In cases when
bear tire killed, the sportsman pays
an additional $10, above his regular
The first day, checked in, with
5 states being represented.
Another feature this year, is the
wilderness hunt, which grants sports
men five days in the forest. No re
port 'had been received here yester
day as to the result of the 50 hunters
that went into the wilderness -irea
Mr. Plott 'pointed out that the for
estry service was doing verything
to make the hunts successful. The
hunters are given red capes i nd caps,
and transported. in trucks to the scene
of their hunting boundary. Trucks
also., pick up tin' game and carry
tlieni back to the checking-in -station,
where information is gathered from
each animal killed.
The forestry officials are grafting
the hunt in order that the herd might
be reduced to a sufficient number so
that the available supply of food will
Haywood taxpayers are receiving
statments this week for their 1!),17
county taxes, and the total will
amount to .$:i;!7,l'7.:!4. This is an
increase of $S'J,10 1 .75 over the !!:!
county tax bill.
The l'.i:f7 books have just been turn
ed over to W. H. McCracken, tax col
lector and tax supervisor, and he and
his stall' are now mailing out state
ments to some 7,500 taxpayers.
The total valuation of the county
is set at $25,:i50,.)28.00.
Besides the increased valuation, the
tax rate is 27 cents higher this year
than last , making the rate at $1..'!.!.
This was necessary, it was said, due
to nearing bond maturities and in-,
creased cost of the social security set
up. The records reveal that there are
4,0!I7 polls charged this year, and
that '2,075 (logs tire listed m the coun
is the record for
Township Poll Male Female
Beiiverdam 1481! .'IdH 80
lioaverdani (col.) Ii 1
Cntalooeheo 47 IS :J
Cecil I'll 17 '!
Clyde 220 80 15
Crahtree 108 Hi.? 10
Fast Fork 1:10 05 14
Fines Creek 220 100 17
Iron Duff til :)7 8
Ivy Hill 200 lit! 14
Jonathan Creek 172 1 10 14
Pigeon :t50 175 24
Waynesville 804 :)0 111
White Oak 50 55 10
Total 4007 1701 :!7 1
$1,000 Damage Done
By Fire Wednesday
Fire did about $1,000 damage about
4 o'clock Wednesday morning to a
house in Hazelwood occupied by Mrs.
(Jeorge Hall. Damage to the furni
ture was unofficially estimated at
about $700 yesterday.
The Waynesville fire department an
swered the call, but inasmuch as it
was out of their district, no formal
report was made. Insurance adjusters
were here checking up on the damage
and trying to determine the cause.
It was intimated that defective wir
ing caused the blaze.
The house belonged to a mortgage
Mrs. A T. Boyd Is
Taken By Death
Funeral Held Wednesday After
noon At (J race Episcopal
Last rites were conducted on Wed
nesday afternoon at four o'clock
at Grace Episcopal church, for
Mrs. A. T. Boyd, who died sud
denly on Monday night at 7:.'!0
o'clock at the home of her sister, Mrs.
Rufus L. Allen. The Rev. Albert New,
rector of the church, officiated. Burial
was in Green Hill cemetery.
Serving as pallbearers were the fol
lowing: Dr. O. T. Alexander, L. N.
Davis, C, M. Dicus, Ernest L. Withers,
Roy Parkham, Oliver H. Shelton, and
William A. Shoolbred.
Mrs. Boyd had been visiting her
sister for the past six months, having
come here from New York City last
spring. While she had not been well
her death was unexpected at this time.
She was the daughter of Charles
I). and Elizabeth Theresa Ormsby
Moore Wilton, of Brookline, Mass., and
Cambridgeshire, England, and the
widow of the late Dr. James Bronson
Boyd, of New York City, son of. Cap-
- - (Continued on back page) -
Two Years Sometimes Required To
Make An Accurate Thermometer
Board Trying To
Decide On Letters
The county board of commissioners
are awaiting advice from the man
ufacturer of letters that will be used
in front of the court house before a
decision is reached as to whether
brown sanded bronze letters, and a
highly polished letter will be used.
The commissioners agreed on the
polished bronze, but the question of
tarnish arose, and they are seeking
further information before placing
the order. However, one of the two
sets of letters will be bought soon,
it was learned, j
' By Harry M. Hall.
The thermometer is a wonderful
little instrument, one that has taken
centuries to bring to its
diversification of use.
Its manufacture re
quires the utmost skill
and patience if it is to
record with much de
gree oi accuracy tne
temperature of the air
surroundine it. And
right here it might be well to say that
the best thermometers are not ex
pensive. From a dollar to a dollar and
a half will purchase a three point test
instrument, ususally accurate to one
i i' I
If. M. Hall
degree if it is the product of
We will not go into the history of
the thermometer other than to men
tion that to Galoleo Galilei is given
the credit of being the first to produce
what we now recognize as the accept
ed means of temperature measure
ment. This was in 1592. Fahrenheit
found that water became frozen at
always the same temperatures, and at
sea level it boiled at the same point,
generally used to mark our thermome
ters, altho other scales are also in
use, notably the Centigrade. Fahren
heit scale gives the freezing point as
32 degrees and the boiling point as
212 degrees; while Centigrade calls
(Continued On Pae 8)
The ynluat ion of
recorded as follows:
Iron Dufr .
Waynesville (white) .
ieh township, is
... . 740,257
Visit New College;
May Start Nursery
J. S. Holmes, state forester and F.
H. Claridge, assistant state forester,
spent Wednesday consulting with of
ficials at New College, relative to
establishing a small nursery at
Officials of the college expressed a
desire sometime ago to work with the
state department in establishing a
nursery, and the matter was pre
sented before .the-... Department of
Conservation ami Development by
Charles E. Hay, Jr., recently.
The forestry officials came here to
see Mr. Ray after their visit to New
College. No statement was made as
to the immediate plans.
Of 11th District To
Dine On Tuesday
Young Democrats of the Eleventh
Congressional district, will celebrate
the 5th anniversary of the election of
Franklin Roosevelt with a dinner at
the George Vanderbi It Hotel in Ashe
ville, on Tuesday evening, November
Jerry Rogers, of Canton, district
president, said yesterday that a num
ber of Haywood members had already
indicated they would attend the din
The speaker for the evening has
not been announced, but a prominent
Democrat will be named within the
next few days, it was said.
LOSES DRIVERS LICENSE
Thurman Summey, of Canton, had
his drivers license revoked October
9th, because of driving while drunk.