The Waynesville Mountaineer
Walter Crawford will likely conic
lorth anv day now, with his, formal
.nnouncement that he is a candidate
ior the State Senate. It is known that
hi has definitely decided to make the
race. He is the first to come out and
make the statement that he would be
a candidate for the office that comes
Horn Haywood this year.
There 'S considerable speculation
right now as to whether or not the
primai-y this year will be forerun by
a hard fought campaign, or whether
things will roll along smoothly until
the last two weeks. Some political
leaders in Haywood, and some of them
are the best, admit that they are x
pectiiiK 'anything to happen."
It the campaign is quiet, it will be
a contrast to predictions of last sum
mer, when remarks were heard on
every hand: "Just you wait until next
Hut, even with this uncertainty,
those who are supposed to know,
continue to predict that the February
term of court will bring forth the
usual crop of would-be-ollice holders.
And that means Monday, February
ith, and the two weeks thereafter.
Haywood will not be the only scene
of extraordinary political activities
this spring. Over in Transylvania
county, eight candidates have an
nounced for office and more tu come.
Three are out for clerk of court, two
for representative, and three for tax
collector. The Times in Brevard, ear
ned a big headline "Everybody An
nouncing for Office."
Down in McDowell county, two
candidates have announced for repre
sentative. Will Neiil, chairman of
the North Carolina Park Commission
and ti. F. lilies, present representa
tive, ai'e the two candidates so far.
Some persistent rumors have been
making the rounds that Congressman
Frank Hancock ' would soon drop out
of the Senatorial race to take a 'nigh
up" job in Washington. This has
lKen emphatically denied by the Ox
lord lawyer, saying he is going to
stick to the end.
Developments in Washington dur
ing ' the' past1 week came thick and
last. Of special interest to North
Carolinians, were the actions of Sen
ator Hailey on the Senate lloor. Dur
ing the Senate filibuster against the
onti-lynching bill, when he tossed a
tok across the floor, after having
"spoken his mind" regarding Seere
t;,iy Ickes, ol the department of In
President Roosevelt held lengthy
conferences with industrial and labor
leaders. The only comment coming
from these conferences, was that.
"closer co-operation"' was assured.
Plans are going ahead to define a
program out of which will 'conie
method for promoting "co-operation."
Sonie speculation has it that Pres
ident Roosevelt would revive the NHA
a rebirth of the Hluc Eagle, but
without the bolt of lightning in his
tlaws, and minus the piercing beak,
and sharp claws.
Running true to form, President
Koosevelt did not hint as to his ap
pointment to the Supreme Court of
the member to take the place of Jus
tice Sutherland, who recently retired.
The name of Stanley Reed, of Ken
tucky, was typed and sent to the desk
of Vice President Garner.
While this was taking place, fear
was expressed for the life of Justice
Cardozo, who is critically ill, suffer
ing from a heart attack.
Some New Dealers are betting that
President Koosevelt before the end of
the year, will have appointed six of
the nine members of the Supreme
Tar Heels who attended the Jack
son Day dinner in Raleigh recently,
resented the way Oscar Chapman, as
sistant secretary of the Interior, the
Principal speaker, praised Senator
Reynolds, and made no mention of
Congressman Hancock nor Senator
Hailey. : ;.
The series of articles on the weath
er, written by Harry M. Hall, local
weather observer, have created favor
able comment, from the public as well
as weather bureau . officials of the
state. . -
l" A. Denson, for' 40 years
head of the North Carolina Weather
bureau, commented most favorably
recently, and sent copies of the articles
to the Washington office.
Mr. Hall is now devoting his ar
ticles to ships and their construction.
Published In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance
FIFTY-FOURTH YEAR NO.
J. Dale Stentz Is
Of Commerce Body
Plans Are Being Worked Out On
Several County-Wide Mat- i
ters By Group
J. Dale Stentz was re-elected seen-i
tary of the Chamber of Commerce at '
a supper meeting of the directors on
Mr. Stentz has been full time sec
retary for the past year, and before j
becoming full time officer, had been j
assistant in the office of the organi- .
zation. " ;
The directors discussed at length j
several matters of county-wide inipor- j
tance. These matters are being
worked On at present, but no state-1
ment for publication was issued. j
Says Hotels Need
m t c
To Improve Service
More adequate hotel facilities, and
a general improvement of what we
already have, was the timely advice
suggested to Rotarians here last Fri- ,
day by Coleman W, Roberts, presi
(lent of the Carolina Motor Club, and j
also president of the Charlotte Cham- j
ber of Commerce. !
Mr. Roberts pointed out that in- tober first. The section that is now
creased travel in this section was al- j under construction joins with High
ready noted, and that in the near way 280 at Memorial Arch, at David
future the present facilities would son River.
not accommodate the people. "But ,
what we need most,'' he said, "is a1
general improvement of the hotels and
boarding houses already here. Peoplo j
are no longer contented to stay in j
hotels where the doors won't lock, 1
where the hot water spigot runs cold
water, where the bed squeaks, wheie
there are no places to plug in elec
tric razors, where the windows stick,
and things in general uninviting."
He spoke in behalf of the State
Advertising committee, of which he
is a member. The number of inquir
ies already received is gratifying,
the speaker said.
"At one time North Carolina boast
ed of the best roads in the country.
Now, with good roads in every slate,
we have got to make our highways
the most beautiful in the nation," the
Motor Club president said. "Beau
tiful roads will bring in more travel,
and fravil is the forerunner of indus
trial and agricultural development in
"It; the next placiv every person
who caters to the public should give
the guests everything to make them
comfortable, and should have com
plete information about the country."
-Mr. Roberts hit at billboards mar
ring the country side, but .remarked:
"Worse than a billboard, is to see a
rock painted With some advertisement.
To me that is nothing short of being
Mr. Roberts pointed out that the
travel tour made over .-the ''state last
fall, in which some 100 travel execu
tives visited all parts of the state
had resulted in thousands of dollars
worth of publicity.
At the conclusion of the meeting,
W. T. Huftyoffored the following poem,
which was in line with Mr. Roberts'
A lion met a tiger as they drank be
side the pool,
Said the tiger, "Why are you roaring
. like a fool?"
"That is not foolish," said the lion
-r (Continued on back page) 1
Land and Building Classifications,
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Heaverdam . . . . j21 1.030 6.04 1 $ 343.564 a. 352;? l'S4.6r,s; 4.0371$ J4.t00 X.L'MlS 172.lt)?; 5nS .l.'.'l'li q.7i4;S ..SLTi.tllft .! .03ti.H4:
Reaverdam. Colored 70) !'3 !l30i J ; I I i I H; . 0j 1,W
CrttakciehPe ........ 3,32C .176 - 2.320 24- 2,76(l 3 78 1 . . 2.242 1 . 1 .('1 2 1 ; 6.5.S9 .5,922) - .r.3.2!IS 7.753 1 .67.209! 70.534
Peril .............. 1 3.1 20 1 3 1 j 10.535 1.2!(3l 24 li(l 43 .' 3Ml!. .276 33.33 675 1 3,Slir 7.66S 72.7441 S5.S04
,-lyde . ... ... . , . 55,400 T.556 124.159 6.6lsS 2U3.6.S3! I j 743 23.35T X.9S7, 351.1!I3I 406.5:t;
fra-btreo .... - .-'-'.' 50,660 j 2,6jifj 1 9,9X6 1 0.5 78 2 63. -4 1 2.8251 1 4.2 1 !' .5.4X4 S9,610 37oj 10.877 21.948 54X.533 -. '. .589.l"y3
Kast Fork '. 53, 450 1,1 141 43. 652 3.348 59. 27'!Tj293T 13,119 10,312j 95.343 . 3 7 : j 4.191 1S.090; 216,184 269.634
. . 1 17.785
1 86.427 j
I Postal Business
Increase In Jan.
Business-, at the Waynesville posi
office continued to show a gain, at
U'118 business was eheckod on. ac
cording to Postmaster .I.H. Howell,
On the 16th of January, the HKIh
business was only slightly under that
of all of January, 11)37. "If it con
tinues like it has started, 19:18 will
be a record-breaking year," Post
master Howell said.
Business last year showed an in
crease of five per cent over that of
Work Started On
Highway No. 284
iLast stretch u n
I'nder Construction. Will Be
completed m October
Thirty men started f work Mon
day morning,..' clearing the right-of -way
for Highway No. -2M on the
lower end in Transylvania county, it
was learned yesterday trom The
Culvert and 'structure work is to
begin within the next ten days, with
the shovels and heavy grading due
to start about the first of March. ;
This it lh., I.i.l .... k., '1'i.n ,i
syvania' m oi: -Highway 28-1, and1
plans call for its completion bv Oc-1
Chandler Brothers, of Noi litui, Va..
have the contract, while all lining
and peg setting was in charge of (i.
C. Page, local engineer i'ti Brevard.'. .
The road has been surfaced on the
uaywood side to Wprmgdale. Plans
t;4u for grading for about live mil
above this point toward the top of
the mountain to join .with those sec
tions already completed in Transyl
vania. Inquiries From
C. Of C. Indicate
An Early Season
Waynesville All-Stars Will Take
On Varsity Team From Cul
lowhee Here Tonight
Th. I'liamber of Commerce is al-i-eady
receiving letters oi inquiry as to
board and room and I'm houses to
rent for the coming season. There are
also hundreds of names thai t.re be
ing sent in by the Suae 1 fepartment
o! Consei'vation anil 1 eveoiO)('iit, aii
i which indicates an -unusual interest
in North Carolina and (specially in
the western area.
Letters received here in the past,
few days came from Alabama, h'lori
(ia, Washington, South .Carolina,' and
yesterday one from as far away as
Alaska, from Ninilchik, Alaska, ask
ing for -information as to New Col
lege, Bethel school and the Morrison
Fish Hatchery, and, of course, the
Smoky . Mountains National Park.
"We believe that all signs point to
an early season and a long one With
the best crowds ever. It is up to the
people of this section to get ready.
Clean up, paint up, get new furnish
ings, good locks for the doors, plenty
of light in bed and bath rooms,, then
lets brush up" on that real old South
ern hospitality, said J. Dale Stent.,
secretary of the Chamber of Commerce.-
1 7 0 1 92,973 7, K57j 1 70,2301 3. 089
927 1 49.970 1 3.813
l,910j 115.4931 4,115j 107.555 1
178,890 5,195 127.598j 932
2,901 1 268,6471 4,S89
6S8 13.25o 1
WAYNESVILLE. N. C. THURSDAY, JANUARY 20, 1938
E I ftpw, till 3
Broderick's photograph of the president
liitei na' lonal News Service
c.iiilut ol prize news photographs
uinn.ng si'vi'ii ol llie 2.1 Kiiown
who won fmir of the awalil
msclutH k-iiix-, and u.'ive It
called It he host picture
Land And Buildings
In County Worth
Over Five Million
Detail Report By Township, Pic
pared By W. H. McCracken,
Shows Status Of County
The total value ol the land and
buildings in Haywood county is listed
at .r),71!2,lt!tf), according to a detailed
tabulation' prepared by V. H. Mc
Cracken, tax collector and tux super-
isor of the county.
In the detailed report I01 each
township.; which appears at the bottom
of this page, it is shown that there are
L'H.L'HI acies of cleared land and
worth, .f !,Kji.,:il4,
"Pasture land ranks high in Hay
wood, with ti7,l'Wi acres, and valued at
The total value, of all land is s( L
at .t!.',Ki7,7Sil. Other details, and lor
each ''townsnip, arc shown below.
Club Has Meeting
The regular 'meeting of the Hazel-
wood Boosters Chili, held at the city
hall, was carried out in the form of
a J" Round Table Conference," with all
present taking an active part,. Many
interesting: topics' were discussed.
A committee was appointed by .Mr.
Chambers, president, to co-operate
with the Rotary Club in the beautifi
cation ef the community.
Mr. Homer Henry,., principal'.' of. the'
Hazelwood school, gave a very inter
esting talk, outlining the overcrowd
ed condition at the Hazelwood school.
This topic was discussed at length.
This meeting was the second of a
new series of meetings to be presented
by the 15oosters Club this year.: Ka'se
ball will be. the chief 'topic of dis
cussion at the February meeting.
and Values In Haywood County
. 5 0 4 435) .3,
6.552 1 7,464 j 132,01 H 1.275 6.775
4.7541 6,1(181 ,64.904; . .SI j
4.990 5,4271 1 1 1.4S5 15
25.474 10,8471 172.438 7 1.620
.140) 1.718 25,888
of The Great Smokv Mountains National Park
"No War Clouds"
at KoeUefeller Out
.1 high in .the
r in New York
tluuh BrodcriiU, siiHirts. c.ii.o-r' unan.
t his picture uf I'ri
t: I'riM.ii'ii! It.
the till . "N
ever taken 11!
I .11' I'iciUils '.
the H rsiilvnt.
Role Of Firemen
Colored convicts, Ik 111 .the 11a
zehvood camp, assunini the !'!.
of tin men, .tondi;y noon, w hen the
home of P. V. Phillips 111 RalclilT
I'ove, caught en tire.
. The blaze was 11,-nA-t ud 011
the back porch, and the con
victs, who were working noaiby
on the road, under Will Medlord,
went to the scene, and brought, the
blaze under control. Pamage was
estimated at between !ji50 and
1! is thought that the lire
started from a jug of keidsetie
on the back porch.
.Alenibeis Of the Rr.tcftf tiiinily
planned a dinner .lor the convicts
for the nest di'.v, hut previous
plans earned th )ii iso;k i s to an
other section of t.'.c cMiiiity i 1 1 ,
50 Men To Occupy !
Camp At Sunburst
The buildings .;.( Sunbuisi. eiccl(d,
and occupied by t'omp.'.ny . .''Mfifj.-CCC
camp, will reinaiii intact., and some- j
thing like 50 men will Ik (ilaced tht'iej
in curly spring, to -complete some j
work that was started in- the JNlM
men who were nvovei! jui-t before the
first of the year, whi 11 tin caiep :is
This informatio.il was .recently given
out by U.K. Oehsmr, who is in
charge of CC work in this' district."'
II EN WEST BITTEN
I JY A MAI) DOG
lien West, of Crabtree, was bitten
by a mad dog Saturday .morning at his
home. . The (log was killed, and the
head sent to Raleigh for examina
tion. The dog snapped at another
man, but did not. bite him.
5X5. 19.830. 354.602
25,980 368.394 426.844
H 53 1 13.7811 539.694 672.275
27,200 834.604; 1,021.031
7,477) 95, 055 104,173
$1.50 IN ADVANCE IN COUNTY
Building And Loan
Year At Meeting
Old Board Of Directors Named
For Coming Year. Over $14,
000 In Profits Paid Out
The board ol directors ol the Hay
wood Home Kuildmg and Loan Asso
ciation, were re-elected at the 19th
annual meeting he id Tuesday night,
after hearing the report ol the secretary-treasurer,
S. II, llushnell, which
showed that the association had a
most satisfactory year In lfi!7.
The board of directors will meet on
the 21th and elect officers for the
The report showed that $1J,;!21.58
was paid out last year 111 dividends and
profits, while $4-I,Wiy.50 111 sasMnps
were returned to the stockholders,
making a total of ?6D,711.KI, put baisk
into circulation here.
Over !:iO,HI0 was M.mI tuick to th
association last year in mortgages.
The association humeri $4:1,900 on
mortgages in 19.17. Of this amount,
$.'111,000 was lor the purchase or con
struction of new homes.
A gain ol ,176 shares ol stock wan
made wiring the year.
The directors are: J. R. Boyd, K. J.
Hyatt, L. M. Richeson, K. L. Prevost,
C. N. Allen, W. H. Htirgin, L. M Kil
lian, S. H. Ifushnell, .1. W. Ray, (). H.
Better Trues Bohr OtTered K
l'n duie This Year. r0 Acres
A eai'.xpaign ha-s hern started to get
contracts for tl.c coming year Jor the
Haywood County .lutual (ai.iierv, it
is anneu"ced tr :. r .-.::e advertising 111
Frank' HI". Davis, nai ager of the
cannery, said yrvt( ; (lav, that the
I t'.iH contracts gi.arniitre twice as
much for brans arid v!h. r produce as
(lid the 111:57 contracts.
No tomatoes wll he canned by the
Haywood fi'nriety ibis year, it was
pointed out. 1
.'Fifty ncr s c; .spinach are Ix-mg
sought for enrly spring canning. Tin?
trial experiments ol last spring were
successful and th.s v i.r the acreage
is being I'icrc.-i! e; to t.vKc care of the
mi-1 k( t d( iiiaud.
I 'etails w"!i be )ri ,: ci -pjige eight.
Editor Of The"
Jiion lU I
1 1 in
V : .(.
' l.;.!.ci H,li ;.t
the Ncrth (
i ion, .of uh.ch ne is pr
the r.ieet.iig wrl
days, with sess ns
('liiipi'i lh!l iiii.I llulie I rnverxity
.Several outnU? riding- -;p(i;;kcrs in- on
t he .rigi air., ainoiie 1 hi m bt ing the
publisher. .of the .Mi vv York ,'1'iines,
Ioadir.g j'Klvertir.iiig cutivc 1, and
editors cf the A:-:so( i;:ted Press and
the I'nited pe,s.
John Temple .Grave (.raves, II, one
of th .South :: lvad:nj- editors, will ad
di esf. the meeting on F r.day i Vviuiig,
at Duke University.
K. 1). Ives, inanarrr (;i the shoe
departmnt at C. K. Ray's Sons, is
confined at the Mission Hospital, un
dergoing treatment. He is reported
as progressing nicely.
U.S. Department of Agriculture
WaynesviHe Cooperative Station
II. M. HALL, Observer
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