Published In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance of The Great Smokv Mountains National Park
FIFTY-THIRD YEAR No. 44
WAYNESVILLE, N. C. THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 1937
$1.50 IN ADVANCE IN COUNTY
Visited In Park
48 PER CENT OF VISITORS
WERE FROM STATES OTHER
THAN NORTH CAROLINA-TENNESSEE.
WAYNESVILLE'S TKOOP OF GIRL SCOUTS
Noland Ordered To Pay
$2,000 Fine And Resign
From Board of Aldermen
in Ruthi'i'l'ordton, W.
x, will address an Ar
v gathering. Just how
iress will go along poli
isnot known, but there
L bet that he will go
;ence with those who
him to run for Con-
this district, before he
.7 Mr. Francis has not
rmal announcement as
is, he is known to be
just interested in rnak-
x against Congressman
fis'is well known over
:. havin.L; served as Sen-
:e North. Carolina legi-
,d is now assistant d usur
er, he does will be an-
oon. He was talked of
date four years ago, but
:o run. ' According to
whom hi' has talked in
he is of a different
awing government sal
are not being bothered
had better watch their
rsoniicl problems are
principal topics in con-
een James Roosevelt
ads of independent ag-
i he has given instruc
tive the number of
ay work week for Gov-
orkers, it is reported in
" with the Administra-
is definitely in the
n the condition of the
trament, the President's
a Civil Service Com-
ey of the practicabili-
Miay week for Feder-
p was acknowledged
m it is not thought an
proposal would be
3re Concress. nno nf-
Mhat ;,t least $60,000,-
ave to be added to the
S $1,000,000,000 an-
511 if such a program
set-up in the Tennes
Authority, whereby the
action like a corporate
Ministration is left to
:fu:i'-f has decreased
ct'on ,-.anci improved
'the s:;,r. '
officials are off on a
at- Having conceded
ation.of the undistri
Js tax Js warranted,
Is to ..U.eWst in Cnnl'
revenue lost thereby
Cf1 lm ..!..,
- ei-ewnere. co
Work making esti
much the present
u-ncha.iged will yield
n their conclusion
W hether the tax
al,cr income Jev-
,. Eailey continues
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IUass.,: he dealt
: b'OWs'. aeeorHintt tn
,az?tte. vhirh r-oHitc-
!lng: -'Tf Pr-oiHont
,eans business he can
.."dget. if he does not
;"lled States is in for
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JUStiCe has W,rr,o o
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lOnclit,.,; " rm
b . - ""uuuu. j. lie
f -.,,115 uic Jl.u
01 that city Did he
i - uncenty or is our
t Senator courting
r the i, tt, , j
i SOmptKi 1:1
i . yoU always
I !?ut 'n it, but seldom
During the month of October,
59,733 persons visited the Great
Smoky Mountains National Park,
according to government official
reports. This number traveled in
19,110 vehicles. The figures rep
resented a slight decrease over
the estimated travel for October,
Greatest travel for any one day
in the month was recorded on
Sunday, October the 31, when
the total of 7,404 persons in 1,890
cars, visited the park.
A very substantial increase in
out of state visitors was made in
October, 1937 over that of 1936.
Visitors from 46 states, the Dis
trict of Columbia, Hawaii, Canal
Zone, two provinces of Canada,
Ontario, and Quebec, Germany,
Mexico, and the Gold Coast of
West Africa (British) were count
ed with 48 percent of the visitors
being from other than the states
of North Carolina and Tennessee.
Ohio and Illinois still maintain
ed a substantial lead in number
of visitors over all other states ex
cept the local states, of North
Carolina and Tennessee.
Pitcured above are members of the Waynesville Girl Scout Troop. Miss Mary Stringtield is Captain.
These shown in the picture, are: First row, left to right, Carroll Louise Bell, Martha Mae Wyche, Kuthie
Wagenfeld, Rosemary Herman, Patsy Gwyn, Catherine Davis, Gladys Walker and Dons Colkitt. Second
row, Mary Lee Allev, Margaret McRorrie, Shirley Colkitt, Mildred Rogers, Betty Gene Alley, Lula Frank
Medford, "Dorothy Richeson, and Helen King. Third row, Virginia Kellet, Kdna Catherine McGee, Ruby
Frances Brown, Adah Blanton, and Lois Massie. Fourth row, Charline Botha, Jane Dudley Francis, Wini
fred Rogers, Georgia Rathbone, and Leonora Mae Walker.
Fire Causes Big Damage In
Plant Of The Mountaineer
WIFE OF DRAYTON TERRY,
PASSED AWAY HERE EARLY
MONDAY MORNING, AFTER
Last rites were conducted on
Tuesday afternoon at four o'clock',
at Grace Episcopal Church, for
Mrs. D. Drayton Perry, who died
at her home, the Palmer House,
at 8:45 Monday morning after a
long illness. The Rev. Albert
New, i!cipr of the Church, offici
ated. Burial was in Greenhill
Active pallbearers were as fol
lows, James W. Killian, Theodore
McCracken, Dr. Joe McKay, Dr.
O. T. Alexander, William Shool
bred, and Ernest L. Withers.
Honorary pallbearers were, J.
W. Seaver, J. R. Morgan, E. J.
Robeson, W. C. Garrison, of Can
ton, Dr. Dudley Smith, and Judge
Frank Smathers, of -Waynesville
Mrs. Perry, the former Miss
Jannie Miller, was the daughter
of the late Clarence W. and Fan
nie Willis Miller, and was born
and reared in Waynesville. In
1899 she was married to D. Dray
ton Perry. Following her mar
riage she and her husband lived
for many years in Rock Hill and
Chester, S. C, where the latter
was engaged in the textile busi
Some seven years ago Mr. and
Mrs. Perry returned to Waynes-r
ville to reside. They purchased
the Palmer House, and up until
Mrs. Perry's illness were in active
Mrs. Perry was a communicant
of Grace Episcopal Church, and
was active in the religious and so
cial life of the community. She
possessed a gracious manner that
made friends for her among all
who knew her.
Surviving are: her husband,
three sisters, Miss Robena Miller,
and Mrs. C. F. Kirkpatrick, of
Waynesville, and Mrs. George A.
Niles, of Griffin. Ga and two
brothers. Clarence Miller, Jr., of
Lexington, Ky., and David Miller,
of Atlanta, Ga.; two nieces, Mrs.
Herbert Bolton, of Griffin, Ga.,
and Miss Mary Nell Miller, of
Lexington, Ky.. and one nephew
George A. Niles, Jr., of Griffin,
Will Be Quiet
To-day Armistice Day
promises to be a quiet one with ,
no formal programs or eelebra
tions, in observance of the great
occasion that was so loudly ac
irlaimed throughout the world
19 years ago.
The First National Bank, the
court offices, with the exception
of the sheriff's department, and
one or two business firms, will
be closed for the day.
The members of the Amorie&Vr
Legion Post, their families, and
the members of the Legion
Auxiliary are entertaining with
a barbecue supper at the Legion
Home on Depot Street at 5:30
o'clock. The supper will be fol
lowed by an invitation dance to
be held in the assembly hall of
the Legion home.
Red Cross Workers
Named B y Baucom
ANNUAL DRIVE TO GET UN
DERWAY NOVEMBER 18TH.
DAVIS WILL BE CHAIRMAN.
cationlnTown ; Acting on the recommendation
of the Service Committee, the Ro
atry Club voted to adopt beautifl
cation as the service project for
the coming year. . .
The committee recommended
that white pines and shrubs be
set out in the community ,and that
the club buy and have seedlings
Jack Messer, Dr. C. N. Sisk and
Wilford Ray are members of the
The club had a report from the
secretary, M. H. Bowles, and I the
treasury showed a balance of $835.
Rev. W. H. Baucom, president
of the Waynesville Chapter of the
American Red Cross has announc
ed the completed plans for the an
nual membership roll call which
will be held on the 18, 19 and
20th, of this month. Each chair
man will also have a committee of
several members to be announced
The National organization is
asking for a quota of 5,000,000
members Mr. Baucom stated, and
that the local chapter hopes to
gain at least two hundred mem
bers this year over the record of
last year which Was around three
L, N. Davis will.. serve as gen
eral chairman for the Roll Call.
Jim Massie will have charge of
the drive among the business and
professional groups. Mrs. Tom
Lee Jr., will serve as chairman of
the house to house canvas. The
following will seek memberships
among the industrial plants, Bill
Prevost, William Chambers, and
Rufus Gaddis. '
Mrs. Ralph Prevost will be
chairman for the town of Hazel
wood. The Rev. J. H. Carper,
pastor of Long's Chapel, will serve
as chairman for the Lake Juna
The following will work in the
schools as chairmen: C, E. Weath
erby, Waynesville Township High
School: Crabtree High School, R.
E. Connatser; Mrs. Ray Burgh,
Fines Creek; Miss Annie Dee
Kirkpatrick, Central Elementary;
Homer Henry, HaEelwood; Claude
Rogers, East Waynesville; N. W.
Rogers, Lake Junaluska, Law
rence Leatherwood, Maggie, and
Allen's Creek, Hattie Siler Free
man, Clyde Ray, Sr., is suffering from
bruised and cut hand, which he
sustained when a window drop
ped on his left hand. No bones
were broken, but he received a
severe and painful cut.
WORKMEN 'BUSY (SETTING
MACHINES -AND BUILDING
BACK IN CONDITION FOR.
Machinists, carpenters; electri
cians and others are working long
hours in netting the equipment
and 'building of The Mountaineer
repaired, alter being damaged by
tire,: water, and smoke by a 'blaze
curly : last Thursday morning:'
The exact extent of the damage
is not yet known, as machaiiists
art? still checking over thousands
of parts that go into a single lino
type machine, to say nothing 'of
other equipment, such as presses.
L 'hc . blaze yua diwoveri about
( 4:15 last 'Thursday morning by
night policeman, Lloyd Phillips.
The fire department fought in the
dense smoke and terriffic heat, for
over two hours, as the water froze
on them. The (ire started in the
boiler room, and burned through
the wooden sub-flooring and then
the concrete floor gave way, taky
ing with it he'avy stands of type
to the basement for a total loss.
The two linotype machines did
not fall. They were" braced on steel
beams. They were damaged by
heat and water. Two linotype ex
perts have taken the machines
apart, and are now going over each
of the 17,000 parts in each ma
chine. They expect to have them
ready to run within a week.
The presses have been gone
over, and are ready to be placed
into service just as soon as a new
floor is put in.
The water stood 10 inches deep
in the basement after the blaze
was out. As the flooring of the
composing room went down, it
carried the main water line, sew
er line, and heavy electrical wir
Eight motors are used on the
equipment in the plant, and these
have been dried out and repaired.
The paper stock was protected
and only one section of the stock
room suffered from water. The
supply of newsprint in the base
ment, however, got wet and ruin
ed. At the time of the fire only
about a ton was on hand.
While it will take several more
days to got the plant in running
order, all work is being cared for.
The newspaper js being printed in
the plant of The Canton Enter
prise, and all commercial printing
(Continued on page A)
Girl Scout Week
LOCAL TROOP RAISES $50 FOR
WORK. GAVE PROGRAM
The past week, which was-observed
as annual Girl Scout Week
by the local Waynesville Troop,
was a busy period for .'Captain
Mary Stringfield; and . the mem
bers ol' the troop.
Five troop meetings wore held,
din ing the week. On Tuesday, an
altenioonol' singing the scout
songs was enjoyed. On. Wednes
day alter n. a tea was given in
the banquet 'halt of the Welch
Memorial Sunday School Build
ing, lor the Woman's Club, spon
sors of the movement in Waynes
ville. On Thursday morning the Troop
had charge of the chapel program
at the Township High School.
That evening' they presented a
program at the I'ak Theatre be
Softball tournaments were held
between the patrols. Candy was
sold each day at the High School.
Flowers made by the scouts were
sold on the streets. On Saturday,
a doughnut sale was held.
From the various sales of the
week the troop realized $50.00,
which will be used to purchase
the. flags, and other needed equip
ment for the troop.
Last Rites Held For
Mrs. Dean Lee, 75
funeral services were held on
Tuesday afternoon at thehome for
Mrs. R. Dean Lee, 75, who died on
Dean Lee, 75, who died at her
Monday morning at 11:30 o'clock
following a heart attack. The pas
tor.the Rev. J. H. Huggin officiat
ed. Burial was in Greenhill Cem
The active pallbearers were, 11
C Ferguson, R. L .Lee, W. T. Lee
Jr., Otis Burgin, Hurst Burgin,
and Robert Hugh Clark.
Mrs. Lee prior to her marriage
to Mr. Lee, was the daughter it
the late Mr. and Mrs. Wilburn
Bay, of Haywood County.
Surviving are her .husband, R.
D. Lee, six daughters, Mrs. LUther
Rhodes.of Lake City, Florida, Mrs.
C. C. Suttles, of Ashcville, Mrs.
Bainard Revism, of Asheville.
Mrs.: G. Z. Candler, of Waynes
ville, Mrs. G .Z. Shoaf, and Mrs.
Luther Allen, both of Waynesville,
and 16 grandchildren.
Hitch Hiker Demands Too Much, And
Lands In Hospital After Car Wreck
It is amaking the liberties that
a hitch hicker can take with the
hospitality of somebody else's car,
"Sonny Boy" Poston, colored
janitor of C. E Ray's Sons, can
add testimony to the foregoing
"The Way of the Transgressor
is hard" is as true now as in
Biblical days when it was first
Certainly one Thomas Doodle
Green, colored, native of Wake
County, convict camp prison, can
"Sonny Boy" was driving up
Boyd Avenue on Monday after
noon in his Plymouth sedan, when
Doodle asked for a lift, which
turned out to be a request to be
driven to Asheville; then when re
fused, that, a ride to Canton.
When "Sonny Boy" said, "Nothin'
i doih' I got to get back to my
Doodle pulled but a wicked
looking knife and demanded the
car or "Sonny Boy's" life Son
ny Boy preferred this . World to
the next got out and Green went
on his way in the car.
. Sometime later, F. W. Messer,
found the car wrecked and Green
suffering with injuries, on the
White Oak road. He brought
Green to the Haywood County
Hospital for treatment, then turn
ed him over to the prison camp
In the meantime Green, a trus
ty, who had been at work on a
street near colored town, had been
missed, and both prison camp of
ficials anddeputies from the sher
iff's office were in search of him.
Criminal Term Of
Court To Convene
On Monday, 22nd
Judge H. Hoyle Sink, of Lex
ington, is scheduled to preside
over the criminal term of superior
court, which will convene here the
22nd of November. The docket
contains approximately the usual
number of cases.
The following have been named
to serve as jurors for the first
week of court; Robert C. Davis,
Crabtree, W. V. Havnes. Clyde,
Richard Barber, Waynesville, J. (..
Burgess, Beaverdam. George Bis
chotr, Waynesville. F. Frank Sma
thers, Beaverdam. Louis Black,
Waynesville. Jerry Howell, Ivy
Hill, Will E. l'ruielt Waynesville,
Fred Wesl. Beaverdam. Alberl
Harrison Davis.-, l-nies (.reek,
Cash Yarborotigh. I lvde. Jordan
A. Neal, Beaverdam. W. A. Swan
ger, Cecil, holier! Havnes. Hues
Creek, Hugh Browning. Wavnes
ville, Paul Smith. Ivy Hill, K 11.
Hickman, Pigeon. C harles 1-ul-bright,
Fines ( reek, I'. V. Kuv
kendall, East Fork, M. II. Duck
ott, Jonathan Creeks and Hardy
Caldwell, Iron Duff.
Appointed for the second week
are the following: James D. 1'iadv,
Waynesville.' J. li. Hoyle. Waynes
ville, E. E.Clark. Beaverdam, Wil
son C. Kirkpatrick. Crabtree. Wal
do Green. .Hues Creek. L. .1.
Worley, Beaverdam. Dcvoo Med
ford, Clyde. Silas Clark. Crabtree.
W, B. Murray. Fines Creek. Mal
comb Crisp, lieaverdani.
John M. Queen. Sr.. Waynes
ville, C M. Ketner. Ivv Hill. Mar
ty S. Harluns. Pigeon. A. G. Bald
win, White Oak. Marshall Mes
ser, Jonathan -Creek. Will Palmer.
Cataloocheo, and W. 11. Watts,
PHILLIPS FINED $1,000,
WHILE FOULER AND
PALMER GET $250 FINES
Neal Carr, 31
Buried At Clyde
Funeral services for Neal ( air.
51, who died at his home m Clyde,
on Monday morning at .M)
o'clock, were held on Tuesday af
ternoon, in the Methodist Lpiseo
pal Church, South, ('lvde, at two
o'clock. The Rev. L. C. Price of
ficiated. Burial was in the Clvde
Active pallbearers were, N. C.
West, C. A. Mooney, Grady Rog
ers, Hugh Terrell. Horace Sen-,
telle, Jr., and R. C. Cannon.
.The members of the Woman s
Missionary Society of the church
were in charge ol the flowers.
Mr. Carr, who was a native of
Indiana, had been residing in the
county nearly twenty years. He
was an employe of the Champion
Paper and Fibre Company, of
Canton, but resided in Clyde.
Surviving are his widow, Mrs.
Elizabeth Jones Carr, and two
sons, Tracy and Rodney Carr.
Annual C. of C.
Be Held Dec. 2
After entering pleas of nole
contendere, four Waynesville
men were lined by Judge E.
Yates Webb in federal court
in Asheville yesterday after
noon, in the case in which the
men were charged with con
spiracy to defraud the federal
M. M. Noland was ordered to
pay $1,000 to the lederal court and
an additional $1,000 to WPA. Be
sides the $2,000 tme he was order
ed by Judge Webb to resign as
member ol the Wavnesville board
Henrv N. Phillips, a contractor,
is to pay $f)00 to the lederal court
and a similar amount to .WPA. ;
Walter Fowler. WPA tnnekecp-?L ..
or. was ordered .to pav $2!H) to fed- t
oral court. e-
.1. M. Palmer, lormer superin-
lendenl ol streets in Waynesville, g
was ordered to pav $2f0 to the
lederal court. On Mr. Palmer's ji'
line. Judge Webb ordered that in ?4v i
the event 'Mr. Palmer could not jl1., '
. , . I. . . n t .. M 1 3 .
meet ins nne. inai iwi. ni,niii i
would have to pav it to the court. T I
I ho d( It nd nits i i e gni n until I
Tuesday. November 10 m which
to pay their lines. Judge Webb j C
said that if the. money had notl't
been paid bv that time that new
pidgmenls would be issued. .
'I he greater part of the day was f,
spent m hearing evidence, with
L. G. Arries. special investigators
for the federal government. spend-
mg an hour on Ihe stand. He went ft
into details ol how the alleged . s
conspiracy between the tour de-n ,'Jkt
fendants to use building materials o.
bought by WPA tor the Wayni.'s-pJ
vine Ainmrv ror men- personal
Something over S1.000
ing materials were said
to have i;
been taken from the armory site""
s"veral months ago. '
A niimberol jieople Irom Way- hi .
nesville attended the trial. J ; l
'I he case has attracted wide at- V : j
tentioti and has been the subject jj
oi niui'ii commeni auring uie pasi
BOARD OF DIRECTORS I OR
1938 H I I L BF I LI CI h I) OF
FICE TO IIANDLK A IT TO
.PLATES . :.'
Mrs. R.M. Morris
To Be Buried At
11 O'clock Friday
Funeral services will be held at
the residence on Friday morning
at 11:00 o'clock for Mrs. R. M. t
Morris, who died at 10:?.0 o'clock
on Tuesday night at her home, her-' .4
death due to pneumonia. The.'.-'
Rev. J. H. Huggin. pastor of the
First Methodist Church, will of
ficiate. Burial will be in Green
Mrs. Morris had been a resident-
-of this section all her life
Sinec she was It years of age she
.had been a member of the Metho
Surviving are three sons, Ron-t.
aid, John, and Hughes Morns: ."
one sister, Mrs. S. H. Duckctt, Of ff
Fines Creek, and one brother, J. lrl
T. Ferguson, of Marion, N. C V- (
Massie Funeral Home has
charge of the arrangements. . j
At a meeting of the Board ol
Directors' . of . ' the Waynesville '.
Chamber ol (.oinnieree heM
last . Thursday night, it was de
cided to hold the annual meeting
on December the 2nd, in the court
house, at which time the annual j
election of the new board of di-
rectors, and the reports of the j
various officers and chairman will :
This meeting has heretofore
been held in the spring, which
gave a limited time to the plan
ning for the summer activities,
and the officers felt that in call
ing the meeting at an early date
the necessary delay in starting 1
summer plans would be eliminated..-'
The local Chamber of Com
merce offic, for the first time, will
sell automobile license plates.
This will no doubt prove a great
convenience to the citizens m this 1
area who heretofore have been
compelled to go to Canton for this
service. There will be no extra
Cost to either car or truck owners
for this service.
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Waynesville C oopcrative Station
II. M. HALL, Observer
Lowest for week
Highest for week
Precipitation for week
Same Period Last Year, 1936
Mean maximum .......
Mean for week
Lowest for week
Highest for week
Precipitation for week
Total J936 Prec. to Nov. 10
Total 1937 Prec. to Nov. 10
Deficiency for 1937 from 1936 6