Published In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
FIFTY-THIRD YEAR NO 46
WAYNESVILLE, N. C, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 1937
$1.50 IN ADV ANCE IS COUM
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Frank P. Graham
Accoiilmu- to- uu'bc wu
,p!v on thi' heels of the political
'the little fellow has bitten a
ibtr of would-be office seekers, but
rthi-r the disease will develop, or
r better judgment and persuasion
(rii'inl? will serve as an antidote
vtt to. be determined.
Imor.f.' the latest reported to have
,n nibbled on by the political bug,
laded none other than Frank Gra
in, president of the University of
rth Carolina. At least, that is the
anion of T. M. Pridgen, political
:trt for the Charlotte News, who
i the following column last Sun-
Presidetlt Frank Porter Graham,
the University of North Carolina,
a liberal democratic candidate for
tuner , , . . ur. Kaiph ivicuonaiu,
ly getting well in a Forsyth hos-
al as a candidate for congress in
tii'th district . . . L. P. McLendon,
ad uf the state election board, as a
adulate fur the United States sen-
Vow is the season when politicians
Make free rides on political kites
you can hear anything. The Gra
ta runiur traveled rapidly yesterday
t those who heard it were inclined
be dazed by its possibilities. With
pnk Porter -Graham heading the
nil democrats and pushed on by
university influence, the impres-
n was that he could go places in
JO. Invariably the next question
"Ones Graham want the goy-
sorship?" and it was not answered.
$360 Raised Here j
For The Red Cross!
Chairman Davis Confident That
Sum Of $100 Will He Reach
ed When Reports Are Made
According to L. X. Davis the annu
al roll call of the Red Cross has not
been completed, but to date :in0 00
has been paid in on memberships.
Mr. Davis states that the work, is
have been much gratified over the
response of the public, and the inter
est manifested by the people of the
great work that is being carried on
both locally and nationally by the
While the quota of 500 may not
be reached, as had been hoped, Mr.
Davis feels confident that there will
be considerably more than $-100 turn
ed in when all the workers have given
The district schools have not been
checked yet, one business unit re
mains unworked, and one industrial
plant, which together will substan
tially add to the sum in hand.
BER.VLS HOPE HE WILL
Should he desire to make the race,
his friends here were inclined to
cunt it, he would be the answer
the prayers of the liberals for a
rfer. W hether or not the rumor is
aided on something solid it Will at
t be interesting to State Treas-
f tharles Johnson, et al, who have
fn mentioned for the 1940 candi
Of much interest, too, to Candi
es Lon tolger and A, H. Gwyn, out
senatorial Candidate Frank W.
wock's place in the feleral lower
p is that Dr. Ralph McDonald may
iactor. The college Professor
' Rave the democratic old. guard fits
race for governor last vear was
ported yesterday as rapidly recover
fnrom a lung ailment in his home
of Forsyth. If his health is
Sciently good, friends here said, he
Ma oe a candidate in that congres-
race Pminfino V, mnJ
ensational showing in the guberna-
atonal Candidate Hancock's
" in this section seemed to have
'vk Bottom and started back up
general:- Conditions this week.
! 8PentS WPr thrnnn-l, (k .nnnntv
. inutmg literature, showing his
. ', as a state and national officer.
at was taken as an indication that
Pth for the fight against Keyn-
' text SDrino- Inf irviotirxj ftvMn
B ., -. v i uiai, jic ......
I J'e kis share of the organized old
-uengrth and was preparing to
re inroads in Reynolds' liberal
;;. J report through this section
,s'W'day - .- tiiot - rk.i... t w
Lndon. of the c u j iQn.
- as being boomed for a Candi-
chers op county;
0 meet here Saturday
k est C. MCracken, president of
. froup, announces a meeting of the
. -.vuers in ine uentrai ce
C fy school auditorium on Satur-
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oVi I ecemoer tne 4tn, ai
H b An interesting program
arranged for the meeting.
Chas. Ray Named
Chairman Of Hay
Charles E. Ray, Jr., has been ap
pointed to serve as chairman of the
Haywood county committee on the
Governor's Hospitality committee,
which has been expanded to include
every county in Xoith Carolina, as a
result of the appointment by Gov
ernor Clyde R. Hoey of 100 county
chairman, who in turn will appoint
members of the county hospitality
Each county hospitality committee
will co-operate with the Governor's
Hospitality committee, which is com
posed of all the members of the State
Hoard of Conservation and Devel
opment, in attempt iing to arouse a
greater degree of interest, among the
people of the state in showing real
North Carolina hospitality to all who
come here from other states, either
as tourists or permanent, residents.
As soon as the county chairmen
name their hospitality committees, a
comprehensive program will be pre
sented to these committees by the
state committee, Which is, expected to
bring about co-operation from every
section of the state. Each county
group will be urged to work with all
organizations and persons who in any
way come in contact with the travel
ling public and to enlist their interest
and support in making North Caro
lina the "friendly state,"
Only 13 Claims 0 n
Old Age Security
Made From County
Thousand of dollars are lying un
claimed in the United States Treas
ury because those to whom the money
now due under the '-old-age' insurance
provisions of the Social Security Act,
have not tiled claim for the amounts
due them, Graham Martin, manager
of the Asheville held office of the
Social Security board which serves
this area said yesterday.
A large number of workers Who
have reached 65 since January 1, 1937,
and the estates of workers or relatives
of eligible workers who have died
since December 31, 1936, apparently
are unaware the Social Security board
is making lump-sum payments now
to those eligible persons who file
claim, Mr. Martin said.
Although actuarial experts be
lieve that there are 751 persons in the
19 Western North Carolina counties
covered by the Asheville held office,
who would be entitled to secure lump
sum payments this year, there have
been only 120 Claims filed to date
from this area. It was estimated
that 49 claims would be hied from
Haywood county. However, only 13
claims have so far been received.
22, Given Burial
Funeral services were held on last
Tuesday the 10th, at the Methodist
church at Maggie, for William Rath
bone, Jr., 22, who died on the Monday
before, at the Mission Hospital in
Asheville. The Rev. John Finger, of
Maggie, assisted by the Rev.. Ferry
Sprinkle, of Emma, officiated.' bur
ial was in the Henry Flott cemetery.
Surviving are his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. William Rathbone, of Emma,
six sisters and five brothers, as fol
lows: Mrs. Sam Miller, of Maggie;
Tennie, Mae, Cora, and Johnny Rath
bone, and Mrs. Ernest Lunsford, all
of Emma, and Manuel and George
Rathbone, of Maggie, and Stephen,
Roy .: and Daniel Rathbone, all of
Claims Baby Stolen
e Mrs, Helen Fablanl C .
Domestic life has been rather
hectic for Mrs. Helen Fabianl
since she gave up her career as
a show girl for marriage. She is
now in court at Philadelphia seek
ing to recover the 14-month-old
baby whom she claims was "stol
en" from her by her husband, Ray
Kabiani. wrestling promoter, from
whom she is separated.
Haywood Man Is
Waiting For Real
There is at least one man in
Haywood county who thinks that
when the mercury drops to. eight
degrees that it isnt winter weath
It all come -about Tuesday
morning, when the man, evident
ly a 'prosperous farmer, walked
into Burgin's Department Store,
and after making several pur
chases, concluded, "Well, when
winter weather sets it, I'm going
to buy another parr of pants."
Mr. Burgin is still wondering
what the man would call winter
Will Be Held At
Stores And Public Offices Will
Close For The Day. Football
Game In Afternoon.
C. Of C. Have
Annual Meeting Will lie Held
December Second, And Di
The nominating committee of the
Chamber of Commerce made their
report this week for the annual meet
ing which will be held at the court
house, Thursday night, December 2.
This is the first time that the an
nual meeting of the organization has
been held in December. This was
done in order that the newly elected
officers could organize and plan their
year's work before the early spring
President. L. N Davis, announced
yesterday that the following hud been
nominated for members of the board
of directors for the coming year: E. J.
Hyatt, Ralph Prevost, L. M. Kicheson,
Hen Colkitt, James Atkins, Jr. Harry
Lee l.iner, L. N. Davis. V. H. Massie,
Lester Hurgin, E. L. Withers, C. E.
Ray, Jr.. W. Curtis Kuss, H. W.
Woodward, Paul Hyatt, S. P. liny,
M. I). Watkins, M. II. Howies, arid
Paul Martin. From the 12 electedwill
come the president. The directors
elect the president at their first meeting.
In Own Plant Now
All Machines Have Heen Recon
ditioned. New Floor Placed
In 'Composing Room
The annual union Thanksgiving ser
vice, in which all the churches of the
town join, will be held at the First
baptist church, at 8 o'clock on Thurs
day morning. Rev. J. H. Huggin, Jr.,
pastor of the First Methodist church,
will deliver the sermon. The choir of
the Baptist church will have charge
of the music.
The custom of having the Thanks
giving service at this early hour was
initiated 8 years ago, in order that
those who wish to drive some dis
tance for the day might attend
church before leaving town.
Lester Burgin, chairman of the
merchant's committee of the Cham
ber of Commerce, has announced that
all stores will be closed for the day.
The bank, and offices at the court
house will observe the holiday.
The main attraction in the after
noon will be the annual football game,
with Waynesville and Canton, meet
ing on the local field.
Crabtree Club Holds
An All-Day Meeting
The members of the Crabtree home
demonstration club held an all day
meeting on November the 19th, at the
home of Mrs. Jennings McCrary.
During the morning a demonstra
tion on table service was given by
Miss Mary Margaret Smith, the coun
ty home agent.
Those taking part on the program
for the afternoon meeting included,
Mrs. T. L. Bramlett, Mrs. Ed Walker,
Mrs. Hugh Noland, and Mrs. C. M.
Instead of exchanging gifts as Is
the custom at the last meeting of the
year, the members made a cash do
nation to be used in the cafeteria in
the new school building at Crabtree.
Guests for the day were Mrs. Gro
ver C. Davis, Mrs. Frank Davis, and
Mrs. T. L. Bramlett, of Waynesville.
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This issue of "The Mountaineer is
being published in the new imd re
conditioned plant of the paper. The
plant was put out of commission by a
fire three weeks ago.
The plant is in operation -about a
week sooner, than machinists and oth
er workmen first predicted:- This was
accomplished only by Working sev
eral crews late at night. Every ma
chine in the plant has been re-conditioned,
and many new parts added.
A hew floor was necessary in the
composing room, and all equipment
had to be moved twice. The plant has
been re-arranged 'throughout.
I This .jssue f the paper worked a
hardship on the force, as all the ma
chines were still' and hard to 'oper
ate after the thorough overhauling.
There yet remains many kinks and
minor adjustments to be made, 'but
these are being made as fast as oper
ations permit .
During the two weeks thai the
plant of the -paper was being re-con
ditioned, the paper was published in
the plant of The ('anion Enterprise.
Many New Books
Added At Library
Among the new books recently
added to the rental shelves of the
Waynesville Public Library, that
are proving popular with the
readers, are "And So Victoria,"
"Storm Girl", "Of Mice and Men",
and "Murder Goes to Press",
"And so Victoria" by Vaughn
Wilkins, is an outstanding best
seller, of historical intrest. The
period is the time of the Georges
before the accession of Victoria
to the throne of England. The
scenes range over the world
England, Wales, France, Germany,
the United States, Mexico, Malta,
and Egypt. All the Characters are
touched with the type of individ
uality that makes them life like.
"Of Mice and Men" by John
Steinbeck, recently presented the
library by Mrs. Ben Colkitt, is a
new novel that has been much
discussed. Many persons differ in
their estimate of the book. It is
the story of the lives of two men,
who in their loneliness, cherish
the slim bonds between them and
the dream they share.
"Storm Girl" by Joseph Lincoln,
is another story of the Cape Cod
territory, that the author has
written about in other novels. It
introduces a dramatic plot which
is most original, of a girl whose
life was always connected with a
"Murder Goes to Press" by Noel .
Lqpmis, is a detective story that
will appeal to all lovers of this
type of fiction. With headlines
such as these imprinted on their
foreheads in the newspaper type
and serving as ghastly obituaries,
one after another of the employees
on the midnight shift of the
"Minneapolis World" is found
murdered. Solving the crime
makes a wonderfully interesting
Star Gets Pelted
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When a scene In her forthcoming'
movie called for the pelting cf
Gladys Swarthout, screen and
opera star, with tomatoes, the
audience was supplied with am
munition and proceeded to do
their part with telling effect, as
the above photo testifies. The
star's husband, Frank Chapman.'
was one of the marksmen, too..,
Laundry To Begin
New Plant All Heady For I5usi
ness. Says Killian. HepiesVnls
Investment Of $20,000
The Waynesville Laundry will open
lor business Monday morning, ac
cording to J. W. killian, Owner-manager.
The final piecc-si of ..machinery were
placed this Week, and (rial runs have
been made on most of the equipment',
and the remainder will .'he given a
final check this week-end. The invest
ment in I he building ami equipment is
The laundry, is in a new brick and
concrete building, .-.'with ample win
dows. Alt the equipment, is new, in
cluding ten steam presses.
Mr. Killian said that 21 people
would be employed to begin wilh, and
others would he added later. The new
plant replaces the wooden building
which burned to the 'ground last Au
gust, taking with it everything in the
The new plant was built with the
idea of taking care of laundry and
dry cleaning for a town lour times
the size of Waynesville, it was said.
The plant is so arranged that all
work will be "ill line." That is, it
goes in at one end, and is worked
from machine to machine until the
wrapping counter at the other end ot
the building. The arrangement will
prove to be a great time-saver.
The Waynesville Laundry serves not
only Waynesville, Hazelwood and
Lake Junaluska, but also communities
as far west as Andrews and Kohbins
ville. Four trucks are used to haul
the laundry and dry cleaning.
The building is 110 by 50 feet, with
a 'Mi foot "L" on the rear.
The power for turning the machin
ery is derived from the large water
wheel. This is the second laundry in
the United States '.-driven by water
power. Jerry Liner had the contract
to erect the modern building.
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License Tags To
Go On Sale Here
Until Monday; On
First Murder Case
Court Started On Robinson-Heed
Murder Case Tuesday; Judge
The County Superior Court which
has been in session since .Monday ad
journed on Wednesday afternoon for
the Thanksgiving holidays and will
resume proceedings on Monday the
"9th, pending the case of State s.
Kbinson am) Keed, lust murder
case on the dotket. Judge J. Hoy Us
Sink, of Lexington, is presiding.
The vase got underway on Tuesday
and continued through Vi Wednesday af
ternoon. Cases disposed of during the first
two days were as follows:
James tireen, housebreaking, lar
ceny and receiving. State prison
three to five years.
Vernon ll;ill, housebreaking, lar
ceny and recieving. State prison
three to five years.
Kdgar Caldwell, forged check. State
prison one to three years.
Sidney Weston, assault. Slate pris
on three to fen years. Defendant gave
notice of appeal to the Supreme Court.
lack Kedmond, assault with a deadly
weapon. I ' pon pay merit of cost, judg
ment continued for two years.
Lee Warren, "making certain care
less, malicious and slanderous .state
ments with respecf to the grand jury,
"Inch fads were without without
fact-or tounation, and in the light of
'the-respondent's condition, the court
continues the prayer for judgment for
a period of . two years on condition of
the respondent's good behavior."
tiny Kmnierson, destroying proper
ty. County jail lor five months, to be
assigned to Work -on- the roads a.s pro
vided by law.
t ail Warren,-abandonment,- 'Pray
er for judgment confined until the
December-term, 1 !.'1S, on condition of
the defendant's Caring lor his wife and
Hubert Hurnett- giVmg oad check,
lodgment .suspended on condition. that''
the defendant pay the costs of this
action and $100.00 to Davis Mrothers
Motor Company, and show 'receipt-' for
same to the clerk.
J. S. 1'iiillips, violation of the pro
hibition law. Judgment ,,f the court
is that the defendant 'pay'., a," fine of
Mrs. J. S. Phillips violation of the
prohibition law. Prayer for judgment
continued'' for two years on good behavior.
Mrs. A. L. Herren
Dies In Seattle
Word was receive) I here this week
that Mrs. A. L. Hen-en, K2, of Seattle,
Wash., a former, resident of Waynes
ville, had passed away on 'November'
Mrs. Herren was well known here,
husband being a prominent 'resident of
(he county. She and her husband left
for the west coast in 18K(5. She
leaves her six daughters, all of the,
stafi' of Washington.
Ml SIC CLl'H TO HOLD MKjKTIXff
The regular November meeting of
(he Waynesville Music club will be
held on Saturday afternoon with Mrs.
Pred Martin and Mrs. Olive C-reen,
as associate hostesses at the home
of the former. Mrs. R. H. Stretcher
The subject of study for the after
noon will be "Our beginnings in Sa
cred Music," with Mrs. Kvander Pres
ton as the leader of the program.
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Waynesville Cooperative Station
H. M. HALL, Observer
Automobile license plates will go
on sale at the office of the Waynes
ville Chamber of Commerce on De
cember first, according to an an
nouncement by J. Dale Stentz, secre
tary, yesterday. This is the h'rst time
that the local organization has hand
led the state license tags.
Mr. Stentz pointed out that rules
and regulations would not permit the
office taking personal checks.
He also said that the white cards is
sued by the state would Jbe required
before the license plates could be
issued. Ort and after January first,
there will be put into force, a rule
which requires that all titles be
transferred within 15 days or a pen
alty of $2 will be assessed.
Nov. Max. Min. I'rec.
IK 34 10 trace snow
1!) 51 17 trace snow
20 42 10 0.02
-1 24 11 trace snow
22 22 10
2-i .35 .. H
21 : - 45 '. 8 .';
(Depth of snow expressed n water
! .Mean maximum -. '...'. ......'.. ;.'.'; ..,:.....- Ii5
Mean minimum . ,: 12
Mean for week . , ; . .:. ... 24
Lowest for week 8
Highest for week . ..... 4.
Precipitation for week . : .0.02
Same Period Last Year, 1936
Mean maximum 58
Mean minimum . .. 22
Mean for week 40
Lowest for week 16
Highest for week 61
Precipitation for week ........none
Total 1936 prec. to Nov. 24 ;,......52.45
Total 1937 prec. to Nov. 24 ....... 45.94
Deficiency for 1937 from 1936 ...... 6.51