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The Wayne sville Mountain
Started Things. . .
Congressman Frank Hancock
the announcement :of Congressman
ii .iii!r no n oanli4afa
(jpose Senator Keynolds for his
place as North Carolina's Junior
Senator has given courage for others
who would like to acquire the title
of Senator, to get their names into
In fact, there have been so many
that have sent out feelers about mak
ing the race, that some have been lost
in the scramble. Of course, most all
of them, with the exception of Han
cock, have it thus far that they are
considering the suggestion from their
Political observers say that defi
nite announcements are being with
held in order that the pulse of the
public can be taken a little more
carefully before any would-be candi
dates leap into the unknown.
Hancock, however, seems to be de
termined to give Reynolds a stiff
fight, and has recently sent out a
folder, which is titled: "A good man
with a good record'' reading time, 8
Along with the folder came a pic
tun of Congressman Hancock, his
wife and seven children.
There was an outburst of local pol
itics in the air during the first ol
the week, but as all pre-mature facts,
it was frozen in the chilly air.
So, with the November term ol
court over, the local political situation
will await the convening of the Feb
ruary term for the formal opening of
the IKK campaign. , -
A little one-syllable word tax. is
still the cause of many headaches in
the special session of Cnne-ress. One
lew phase is the speculation on the
possibility that the Administration
would .speed efforts to reassure busi
ness in regard ( to relief throueh re
vision of the undistributed profits tax.
Before leaving for the South, where
he expected to recuperate after a
trJ'ii;g two weeks of minor ailments,
r. Koosevelt finished his message on
housing, relayed it to Contrress this
eek. Stimulation of the building
races industry, the President be
lleVes, is one of the sharpest points
"ect-ssarv to nrnd hnsinose nut nf its
Added spurs to trade, the Presi
nt revealed, rested in the purchase
w supplies for the Government. It
been, estimated that between now
and Ju"e 30, the Federal Government
ould purchase some $245,000,000
orth cf supplies. Instead of spread
ing the purchases ever the next seven
tenths, the major part will be con
tacted for in the next month or two.
Ias((l in sound legal terminology
as a deed filed last week with the
"nty clerk attesting to the fact that
President acquired 13.07 more
to his Hyde Park farm holdings.
Bs pretentious, decidedly more
hntT'1' in speech than many a
' tpl menu, was the White House
anksiriving dinner which, incident
d ; ma,ked the first time the Presi
n Vvnt th holiday in Washing
?'"' ' he became President.
Urrir tackle this week, the I'res
thaf have a chance to try out
fir.ii- n members of the
jj.' f?rni'y. From past experience
' President may be expected to
ati h'S quota- Casting in diplo
fciti'0 Waters is quite another prob-
Tarrell is better
thep 0Farre11' former owner of
m jBul1 Station, who has been quite
his rooms at the Hotel Gordon,
hie?orte1 much improved and is
ble to sit up.
Published Ir The County Seat of Haywood County
FIFTY-THIRD YEAR NO. 47
Million Pounds Of i
Tobacco Grown In I
Hayw ood County
Increase Over Last Year, Plant
ers Getting Ready For Open
ing Market On Eighth
According to information received
from the office of the county agent,
there has been an increase in burley
tobacco acre-age in the county for
1937 over that of 1936. Last year it
was around SSO acres, while this year
it is estimated that the acreage will
pass the 1,000 mark.
It is thought by many of the grow
ers, that the poundage in the county
for 1937 will be in the neighborhood
of 1,000,000 pounds, provided the usual
average of production is in keeping
with the increase in acreage.
While in certain sections of the
county it is said that heavy rainfall
and hail storms of the summer dam
aged some of the tobacco, the crops in
general give promise of pretty fan
condition. Guy Chambers, president of the
Haywood County Soil Conservation
association, states that each year
since the growing of burley started
back in 1930, the crop has become in
creasingly popular with the farmers
of this area, because of its cash val
ue, and that if proper care is given
it rarely fails to bring the expected
During the past few years the grow
ers in Haywood have become more
careful in their handling of their crops.
Specialists have visited this section
and have given instruction in the
growing, curing, and preparation for
market, which has been of inestimable
value to the giowers.
While only a few farmers grow moiv
than three acres, and the major have
scarcely an acre, it is "surprising- the
total poundage, showing how much the
tobacco crop is valued on a well bal
With the "opening of the Asheville
warehouses in Asheville next week
Haywood county tobacco will start
moving. It is said that several Tow
ers WC" planning ui tkke thir crops
into the market at an early date.
$168 Needed To
Balance C. Of C.
Budget For Year
Annual MeeetinR Will Be Held
At Court Hou.se Tonight. Di
rectors Will Be Elected
The directors of the Waynesville
Chambers of Commerce were facel
last night with the problem of a de
ficit for the year of $ ICS, unless funds
were forthcoming before the annual
meeting which will be held at the
court house tonight at ":W.
The directors worked Tuesday and
Wednesday in 'collecting; past due
pledges, and wh n the hnal check-up
was made late Wednesday . afternoon
it was learned that $lt!8 would be
needed to pay all bills and have a
clear slate on the -first day of January.
The directors for the coming year
will be elected tonight at the annual
meeting. Twelve directors will be
elected, and from them will come
the president for the coming year.
The committees of the past year
wiU make their annual report tonight,
and L. N. Davis, president, will make
the annual report of the.' president.
Secretary J, Dale Stentz will review
the accomplishments of the organi
zation. The officers are working to get a
large attendance for the annual meet
ing, which is considered the most im
portant community gathering of the
The nominating committee recently
made their report, and have prepared
ballots bearing the following names
to be voted on tonight for directors:
L N. Davis, E. J. Hyatt, .Ralph Pre
if T. M Kicheson, Ben Colkitt,
James Atkins, Jr., Harry Lee Liner,
W H Massie. Lester Burgin, t,.
Withers, C.E. Kay, Jr., W. Curtis Russ,
H. W. Woodward, Paul Hyatt, ur.
S.' P. Gay, M. D. Watkins, M. H.
Bowles, and Paul Martin. y
Indian Official To
Speak At Rotary
Clyde Blair, superintendent of the
Cherokee Indian Rwervation, will be
the speaker at the regular weekly
Rotary meeting Friday, it was an
nounced yesterday by Chas. E. Ray,
Jr., program chairman.
Mr, Blair will be accompanied here
by Jarrett Blythe, chief of the Cher
Mr. and Mrs. Zeb Curtis and chil
dren spent the Thanksgiving holidays
with relatives in Young Harris, Ga.
No More Pink
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-iffSMl5 I Mm. Roosevelt shopping l - njlM
There will be no pink tics on the Christmas tree at the White House
thia year. Such was the remark of Mrs Roosevelt when she pur
chased a half dozen cravats ur the president while shopping at
Norria, Tenn., during her lecture tour She explained that several
tics she had given the president last year which were on the pink
side had never been worn by him.
To Observe Sixtieth Wedding
Anniversary With Open House
Work To Start On
Highway No. 284
Soon, Says McKee
Commissioner Finds Balance Of
$70,000, And Will Use It On
Road Near SpringdaJe v
Citizens of the county and repre-
!sntatives of the Chamber of Com
merce, were notified this week by E.
L. jMeKee, highway commissioner ol
the tenth district, that he had issued
orders that the contract be let. -on
Highway No. 284 'just, as soon as en
gineers completed their work.
This particular -project has to do
with the stretch .of road just above
Springdale.- Mr. McKee said that he
had checked up in the Raleigh office,
and found a balance of $.70,000 which
had been previously allocated to
j Highway .No, 2X4. Of this amount,
i-sonicthrng like , $12(!,000 will be required
to build a. bridge' ov r the river just
.'south of Springdaie. The remaining
. ?f)0,()00 A-ill be used on the -road, and
: jt is believed by highway officials that
j something like five pules can be
giaded and stoned for the sum. '
! A group composed of ('has. E. Kay,
Jr., Frank W. Miikr, .1. K. V.i, W.
! T. Sheltori and J. Dale .'-Stent?, re
cently discussed highways in Hay
wood county with Commissioner Mc
Kee, and he informed them that he
i was, urging that work be pu.-heil or.
j this project in order that a contract
could be let at an early date.
To Address Local
Bishop R. E. Gribbin, of Asheville,
will be the principal speaker at a ban
quet to be given by Waynesville bodge
A. F. and A. M., at the Masonic Tem
ple next Monday night in honor of the
members of the winning team of an
attendance contest which has been
one of the features of an educational
program conducted by the lodge during
j the past year. Last January the
membership of the lodge was divided
i into three teams, each team receiving
points during the year for their par
ticipation in the educational program
as well" as attendance which contest
; comes to a close at the regular commu
! r.ication of the lodge Friday night, at
! which time the winning team will be
, announced. Another feature of the
Friday's meeting is the annual elec
tion of officers for Waynesville lodge.
) A number of Masons from the other
lodges of the county, including D, K.
i Medford, District Deputy Grand Mas
! ter for this district, are expected to
be present at the banquet to hear the
address of Bishop Gribbin. T. Troy
Wyche, who has served as educational
secretary of the lodge for the past
year, will act as toastmaster.
Mr. and Mrs. R. E. O'Farrell have
as their guest at the Hotel Gordon
the latter's sister, Miss Sarah Jane
Jumper, of Springfield, S. C.
At The Eastern Entrance
WAYNESVILLE, N. C, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 2, 1937
Ties for F.D.R.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Q. McCrack
en Will observe open house on Sun
day afternoon, December the Tlh at
their residence on Main street, from
3 to 5 o'clock. The occasion marks
the sixtieth wedding anniversary of
No invitations are. being issued than
the public announcement that all the
friends in this section are invited to
call during these hours.
Mr. nd MM, ' McCracken w"i!r tie
assisted in receiving their guests by
their children and their husbands:
Mrs. Kate Morris, . Mr. and Mrs. (!.
C. Plott, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Dun
gan, of Eliiiibethton. 'reiin., Mr. and
.Irs. Ed lsenhour, of Charlotte, Mr.
and .Mrs. Kcbi it L. Coin,. Mr. and
Mrs. Grady Kohits, and M
Roy McCracken, ol Ui iando, l-'la., and
i nu.mhcr of gi aiKichildu n, ineluoing
Mr. E.-Ni Person, .of Philadelphia. -
Mr. and Mrs. Mt (.'l ackni request
Auto Plates Put
On Sale At Local
C. Of C. OlTices
State automobile license plates went
oii sale at the Waynesviiie Chamber
of t;om!)ierc yesterday, with J. Dale
Stentz, secretary of the orgariii'.aUo.,
in charge of local sales.
Passenger car owners will experi
ence a reduction in fees of live .cents
per 100 pounds. The 1U3H rate is
35 cents per hundred pounds compared
with 40 centn for liW6 and 55 cents
for iy:i5. Minimum fee this year is
J7 instead of $8.
Light cars, including Ford, Chevro
let and Plymouth sedans will be li
censed at 1 com $!).45 to 10.50; Terra
plane sedan, 10. 15; Oldsmobile sedan,
$11.55; Dodge sedan, $11.50; DeSoto
sedan, $10.85; Packard, Buick, LaSalle,
Chrysler and Lincoln selans from
$11.20 to $i:i..'10. Owners of light
trucks will secure license at 10 cents
per 100 pounds cheaper than during
19:17 while trucks having a gross
weight of over 12000 pounds will pay
,10 cents per hundred pounds more.
The 1937 legislature passed two laws
that will affeci. motor vehicle owners.
After January 15 a penalty of $2 wilt
be imposed on motoi vehicle owners
who fail to make application for
transfer of registration and title with
in 15 days. Responsibility for the
transfer is placed jpon the purchaser.
After : January; 1 a penalty of 5.25
will be imposed on any person hrm
or corporation engaged in the business
of transporting persons or property
for compensation unless proper license
fees , have been paid and "for hire"
license plate secured. There is also a
penalty provided for overloading
The 1038 plates are black numerals
on yellow background which is just
the reverse of the 1937 plates.
Applicants may secure license upon
presentation of the white card mailed
from the motor vehicle bureau at
Raleigh or upon presentation of the
title to their vehicle Applicants are
urged to have the correct address on
their cards and if the address shown
on the card is not correct it should be
changed in all four sections where
the incorrect address appears.
of TheJZreat Smoky 'QJaHotwlPark
2 Murder Cases
Red Cross Drive
Goes Over Top
L. N. Davis announces that the
Waynesville chapter of the Ked
Cross went beyond their expec
tations in the recent annual Koll
Call. They had set their mark
for $500 and $510.30 was realized
from the drive for members.
The following amounts were
turned in by the committees:.
House to house $138.55; business
and professional groups $171.50;
industries, $119.25; and schools
Main and Church streets are now
lighted with strings of colored Christ
Robert Hugh Clark, superintend
ent of the city light department, is
doing the work, and said that trans
formers had been placed to take care
of the MO colored light. that are on
18 strands across Mam street from the
Baptist church to the Hotel Gordon,
and down Church street for two
Six hundred yards of evergreen
rope have been bought anil will tie
looped from pole to pole on both sides
of the streets.
Last year eleven strands of :ligli!s
were strung across the streets. T;ns
year there are 18. Each strand has
vWhw'th light f turned on Sat
urday night, they will burn each
night until alter the holidays.
The town board' of aldermen are
taking care of the expenses of dec
orating the streets.
Merchants this week were display
ing Christmas merchandise, and a
number of. the stores are already dec
orated lor the holiday season.
The displays of merchandise are out
several weeks earlier than usual, and
the erection of the street lights . is
about, two wet ks '-earlier than last
Efforts are bring inadc lo gel
shoppers to buy early and avoid the
dreaded 'last mimit.e, rush.. Clio ice
nierchai.dise is now being displayed,
and merchants reported this week
that indications were- that early' buying-
would be heavier than in past
Tree Contest Will
Be Staged In Town
Mrs. C. K. Kirkpatnrk, chairman
of the garden department of the Wo
man's club, has announced the
nuaT outdoor Christmas tree
test for Waynesville and Vicinity.
She states that there will be
prizes offered, a first and second, for
the most beautifully decorated tree.
The judges will inspect and give their
decision on Christmas Eve. The
amount of the prizes will be announced
at a later date.
Mrs. Kirkpatrick urges the use of
living Christmas trees, which may be
planted after they have been used in
the house for the Yule Tide festivities.
ToGo On Sale
. The annual sale of Tuberculosis
Christmas Seals sponsored over the
county, with the exception of the
i Beaverdam township, by the Waynes
ville Woman's club, is getting under
day Mrs. Frank Ferguson, local chair
man, states that any principal; who
has not secured the quota for their
school, can get them from the office
of the county superintendent of educa
tion, in the court hou&
Seventy-five per cent of the money
realized from the sale is kept here in
the county for work among tubercu
lar suspects, arid underfed children.
Last year $100 worth of seals were
sold. - -
Mrs. B. F. Smathers has gone to
Washington, D. C, where she will
spend the winter with her son, Sena
tor William H. Smathers.
$1.50 IN ADVANCE IN COUNTY
Of Court Here
Judge Sink Directs A Verdict Of
Not Guilty In Jule Boyd Case.
Court Adjourned Tuesday
Two murder cases and numerous
other cases were disposed of during
the live days which the November
term of criminal court was in ses
sion. The court suspended work
Tuesday afternoon, with Judge II
l.loye &ink, presiding. . . ,
Hurley Robinson and his step-son,
Wendell Reed, charged with the mur
der ol Ratchll Robinson a titst cousin
of Hurley, gave notice of appeal
through their attorneys after Judge
Sink had sentenced them. Hurley
Robinson was given 3 to 7 years, and
Reed months to live years in the
The evidence showed that Koed and
Kutcliff Robinson became -engaged in
an argument, which led into a fist
tight. Hurley Robinson entered as a
peace maker, and said that Ratclilf
Robinson approached with un open
knife. Hurley Robinson then nit his
first cousin with u rock rendering him
unconscious. Hurley Robinson claimed
self delense. During the atfray, Rat
clitl Robinson was also cut about
the stomach and shoulder. The mur
der took place last July in ileuver
In (lie case of Jule Uoyd, charged
with murder of 'Elmer I'artoii, on Jon
athan .Creek, Judge Sink directed a
veiei.ct ol not guiuy alter Boyd had
entered a pleu of nolo conlendie.
Churacter Svitnesses were heurd, and
Boyd took the stand and test died that
he had missed u lot ol corn lrom his
barn, and had on a number of occa
sions, nailed boards- back where they
had been pulled otf by a person or
persons taking his corn. Failing In
tins method, he said he then made;
other plans to protect Ins property.
Otliccrs investigating the case, said
at the time, 'that Parton was shot by
a shotgun placed inside the bain, and
that no one was near the barn but
Pur-ton' at the tune ol the shooting.
The killing took place about the mid
dle of last February,
Other cases disposed of included:
Archie Snipes, house breaking, 20
Robert Foster, house breaking, re
manded to juvenile court.
Wiaver Clark, driving drunk, and
reckless driving, 90 days on roads.
Ed ( ope, driving drunk, lio days on
Orlo -.Caldwell, driving drunk, i0
days oil l Mads.
j . i;. Edward's,' abandonment, order
to make ; Weekly payment
Engine Powers, assault, (1 months
Tin' following divorces were grant
ed: Louise Palmer King from Thomas
Bonnie Atkinson Thompson from
Howard Keith Thompson.
Ellen Ferguson Noland 'McCracken
from 11. C. McCracken.
Annie Bell Wigington from C. C.
Elizabeth Rich Muhon from Wil
The grand jury recommended that
a heating plant be installed in the
county home where there are now
39 inmates. "
They also recommended immediate
repair of a large crack ill the Way
nesville high school building.
Among other recommendations, it
was uiged that a boiler inspector look
over and inspect all boilers in Hay
wood schools ;.
The grand jury also .urged that-all
maps and plats in the office of the
register of deeds office be retraced or
photosatic copies made.
Broken Wheel On
Freight Car Does
Damage To Track
Hox Car leaves Track Near
Lake Junaluska, As Wheel
Tears I'p 300 Yards Of
A broken wheel on a freight car on
the train which left Waynesville at
4:20 Wednesday afternoon, tore up
about 300 yards of track, and threw
the box car off the track at the long
tressle just west of Lake Junaluska.
A wrecking crew was sent out or
Asheville and it was thought that the
track could be cleared in two hours.
The passenger train due in here
from Asheville at 5;23 was delayed.
It was learned that the car was
loaded, but no statement could be
given out as the paper went to press
as to the extent of damage. No one