The Waynesville Mountaineer
Fvery time the subject of state sen
ator comes up, some group suggests
that the old rule of alternating be
tween Haywood, Jackson and Tran
sylvania be abolished, and that Hay
wood ?end the Senator to Raleign
vvery other term, and let the other two
counties divide the other terms.
Tnose arguing the question point
out that it is Haywood Democrats who
send the senators from the other two
counties in the district, and since Hay
wood is larger than the other two
counties combined, from a popula
tion ".standpoint, that this procedure
would be fair and just to all concerned.
The 1930 .'census gave Haywood
a population of 28,273, and at the
name time, Transylvania was credited
with 9,589, and Jackson with 17,519.
Thus giving Haywood something like
1,164 more than the two counties com
bined. Next June, is the time for Haywood
to nominate the Senator from the dis
trict. It would not be at all surpris
ing to learn that at any time, the big
wigs of the three counties got togeth
er at a call from Haywood, and set
tled this question that arises with
The two other counties in tWe dis
trict would, of course, oppose the new
arrangement, but after all, it's Hay
wooi votes that put the senators in,
so there would not be much choice.
The Democratic majority in Haywood
in about three or four times that in
either of the other two counties. So,
looking at it from the number of votes,
all the other two counties could do
would be to "reluctantly yield."
The truth of the matter is, that the
majority of Democrat votes in Jack
son and Transylvania is too slim for
the comfort of followers of the party.
All of the above, however, is mere
ly the opinion of some who have been
discussing things in general while its
too cold to do anything else. And
talking of cold weather, this subject
of politics is one that soon warms the
wrath of some Haywoodites, who have
at one time or another "been stepped
on" or been "two-timed."
From a reliable source it has been
learned that there are plenty of Hay
wood folks ready to toss their hats
into the proverbial ring with just the
kast bit of encouragement "from their
So far, the senatorial race seems to
have gotten down to Reynolds, Han
cock and Johnson. With Johnson and
Keynolds hailing from Buncombe coun
ty. There seems to be but little ado
over the coming campaign in and
ai ound Raleigh. The general feeling
that these three will fight it out
1" a finish, without other candidates
i i.Tu.e: the race.
There is no question about it, but
what business is having its say in
Washington 'these days,. Group after
immp of the nation's leading business
men have poured their troubles into
the ears of President Roosevelt. The
result is that both sides are learning
things,. -and- this tends to clear the
atmosphere of the general misunder-
. standing. His present plans call for
conferences with the small business
men, and representatives of all groups.
: fcince entering the White House,
W' RooseVclt has traveled over 200,
miles, but she was always on hand
tor vv hite House receptions and formal
.Without a dissenting vote, the Sen
ate confirmed the nomination of
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V-S. Department of Agriculture
Waynesville Cooperative Station
H. M. HALL, Observer
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Published In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance
FIFTY-FOURTH YEAR NO
J. I.MK STKXTZ wiw iiamel secre
tary of the Waynesville Chamber of
"onimeive for nnotlier year at a recent
riK't ltiiK of the iMuml of directorx.
Photo by SIm'itIU'k .Studio
February Term Of
Criminal Court To
Convene On 7thHnt f?tur?- ,
. - j ii. That stress be placed on native
Judg Clement, Of Winston
Salem, To Preside, Jury
Named For Two Weeks
The February term of criminal
court will convene here February 7th,
with Judge J. II. Clement, of Wihston
The following have been drawn to
serve on the jury for the two weeks:
Charlie Palmer, Waynesville; Rob
ert M. Boyd, Ivy Hill; Alex Shemolis,
Pigeon; Walter Kumgarnei", ; Beaver
dam; Harley Reno, Beaverdam; Rob
ert H. Sutton, Fines Creek; R. R,
Fish. Clyde; Louis Sutton, Beaver
dam; Lloyd Wright, Beaverdam; Sam
H. Bushnell, Waynesville; R. P. Huff
man, lieaveruam; A. r inley Mash-j
bum, Beaverdam; J. Bryan Heatherly,
Last rork; J. II. McLlroy, White!
Oak; Claud Queen, Waynesville; Louis
J. Chambers, Pigeon; J. C. Curtis,
Beaverdam; Albeit W, Ferguson,
Herman tiieen, Crabtroe; - Noble
Long, WTiitt Oak; Lane Allen, Bea
verdam; Lonnie L. Kiusland, Crab
liee; R. C. Gos-sc-tt. Beaverdam; Robf
eit J. Terrell, Clyde; Will J. -Loath-'
erwood, Waynesville; R. L. L'e, Way
nesville; F. M, Myers, Beaverdam;
Crockett Campbell, Ivy Hill; Dave
CionU, Beaverdam; .Charlie Hardin, !
Beaverdam; Lonnie N. Cogburn, East
Folk; Sam Cabe, Waynesville; Fred
Cu Id we'll, Waynesville; Leo E. Buck
ncr, Waynesville; Marion Holcombe,
Jonathan .Creek; Fred L. Trull, Bea
verdam, Second Week
Hugh L. McCracken, Beaverdam;
Karl Bumgarner, Beaverdam ; Dave
Cabe, Waynesville.; Arthur Phillips,
CataJfKiehee; Charlie H. Brown, Clyde;
E. L. Hipps, Clyde; W. T. Morrow,
Beaverdam; Carl S. Green, Fines
Creek; N. C. Pless East Fork; Fleet
wood Smathers, Beaverdam; William
H. Sellers, Beaverdam; A. D. Downs,
Clyde; R. M . Leatherwood, W'aynes
ville; U. C. Pegram, Beaverdam;
Frank Best, Beaverdam; Sam Brown,
Waynesville;.' Marvin Chambers, Iron
Duff; Tom Smith, Waynesville4
Ketner Back From
Tour Of Florida
C. D. Ketner returned yesterday from
an extended trip through Florida, and
reported business exceptionally brisk.
Mr. Ketner was accompanied by his
mother, and they touched every section
of Florida, on a pleasure and business
trip of two weeks.
"The season really opened up two
weeks ago, and the tourist centers are
throneed with neoDle. this is esne-
ciallv true of Miami and immediate i
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-T A YWnnn M ATS: I OSIFS l,nff their suggestion as to a repre
JIIS DRIVER S LICENSE ;tion a few others were added to the
Henry Tucker, of Waynesville, had
his driver's license revoked recently, on
charges of driving while drunk, accord
ing : to the list made public by : the
Safety Division of the State Highway
To date, ,15.010 licenses have been
Mrs. Charles Woodward has as her
guest this week. Miss Beulah Gaily,
of Gainesville, Ga.
Nursery Will Be
City Park Soon
Initial Step Of Community Heau
tilication Program (Jets
Plans are being worked out fur the
establishment ol a nuresiy at the City
Park; from which seedlings will be
furnished to citizens ol the community
lor a permanent planting and beauti
ricatioii program, whan has been
launc.ud by the Rotary Club in co
operation v.ith other civic clubs and
H. . Wilburn, chairman . f the
Rotary committee, had a ineeung ol
his c.-iimmnc, together wint repre
sehta'.;i oi the town's and other
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was that Champion' Paper ami fibre
Com)...n., wji'ough Air, Dam loft, had
otfciva iiuir service s and a large do
nation of seedlings for the establish
ment of a nursery at the City Park
here. The town board offered tne
labor necessary to prepare the ground
and the planting of these seedlings,
together with proper care afterwards.
The group discussed the details at
length, and adopted the following as
their aims and objects in the beaut i-,
licalion program: ;
1. Plan and develop the program on
a permanent basis.
trees anu snruus in uie primary pianv
ing. 4. That all of Waynesville and Ha-1
zohvood be included in the plans. i
5. The following plants be cm- ,
phasized: Hemlock, balsam, spruce,
rhododrendon, laurel, azalea and!
maples. -. . j
'I he "committee decided that stock j
from the nursery be given only to j
those who have proved they would
properly plant and care for them. '
Those attending the meeting includ
ed: 11. C Wilburn, Jack Messer, Dr,
C. N. Sisk, J. C. Brown, Chas. E. Ray,
Jr., W. II. Slassie, Whitncr Prevost,
V. E. English, A. P. Ledbetter, and
J. Dal,. Stentz.
Mr inri Mru
Mr. and Mis. J. A. Fisher, of the
N'inevah section, observed the ;'50th
anniversary of their marriage on.
Sunday, January the 'lHh, with a din
ner, which was uttended by their nin,.
children, eighteen grandchildren, and
a number of friends.
Sir.-Fisher' was born in Mudion
county, seventy-one years ago- and
moved to this section at an curly age.
He has for many years been engaged
in tannine.. Mrs. -fisher is a native
The following children were with
them on the happy occasion of then
anniversary: Sirs. Florence Ray, Floyd
Fisher, John Fisher, Ellis Fisher, and
Sirs. Edith , Styles, -all of Havwood
county, Ray and Jess Fisher, of A.he- i
ville, S. C.
Arthur Fisher, of (Jreen-
Mrs. Bess Lee Page has. returned
from New York City, where she was
the guest of her brother and sister-in-law,
Commander and Sirs. Henrv Ia e.
Hospitality Committee Named By
Chas. E. Ray , Jr., For Hay wood
Part Of State Organization Be
ing Created To Co-operate In
Publicising North Carolina
The Governor's Hospitality commit
tee for Haywood county, was named
last week, by Chas. E. Ray, Jr., who
was recently named chairman of this
county by Governor Hoey.
The committee is so named, be
cause it was conceived by Governor
Hoey, and is being sponsored by him.
He personally appointed the chairman
in each county, who in turn appoint-
td th! county committee
ln "aKng nis selections, Mr. Kay
contacted the civic organizations setk-
list because their activities are such;
as to bring them into frequent con
tact with visitors. The resulting com
mittee is representative of all sec
tions, and its personnel is such as to
guarantee aggressive action.
The Governor's Hospitalitj- com
mittee has a very definite relation
ship to the State Advertising Cam
paign being administered by the State
Department of Conservation and
Development. Administratively the
committee is under 'the supervision of
WAYNESVILLE, X. l. THURSDAY, JANUARY 27, 1938
To Play At 5th Annual Presidential Ball
f rinngmi umm m t $
ItOIUiY HAYES Hiul Ills 12-pleH orclieMni will play for Uu fifth Annuul
I'ltvsideiilUil . Itall, at ll Canton Armory on Salunlay nUilit. At the rlslit
Ls ;sy !, eiil rmliu r, lio will bt? fcutunil with her uetxtitllitn.
Record Attendance Expected
At 5th Annual Presidential Ball
Increases, As 94
Readers interested in The
Mountaineer continue to soar to
new peaks, as evidenced by the
record of the circulation departs
ment this week, when the report
of the past Iwo weeks showed
that 91 families had paid their
subscription to this paper.
The publishers of The .Moun
taineer are making every effort
to enlarge the paper, and trying
harder to cover the news -field
more thoroughly than ever.
The names of the 91 recent sub
scribers will be found on anoth
er pace in th this issue.
Last Rites Held
ForT; J. Moody, 73,
r riuay ai lei iiucin ;
Last '.rites were conducted for Thom
as Jerome Sloody,- 73, who died at his
home in llazehvood, un Friday alter
an extended, illness on Sunday
afternoon at (wo -o'clock in the
Ha .el wood Itaptist chinch, with the
the pastor, I he. Rev. ,1. M. Woodard,
olliciati-lig. - Burial was at Turpin's
('Impel oil the "'Dellwood road.
Mr. .Moody, a native of this county,
had lived Mi-re most of his life. He
had heeri eiijr.ie,ed in farming, and for
a number of years was a mechanic
Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Sarah
Carpenter ...Moody, tour sons, Charlie
and Theodore, of (lastonia: Elbert and
Thomas,. -ol' Hazel wood; three daugh
ters, SI is. .Nettie Calhoun, Hazelwood,
Mrs. Ethel Amnions, Andrews, and
(, ('. 'Sumnef-i Of Cl-eer. S. C:
six brothers, Ulysses and Allen
Atoody, of Wayiicsville, William, Le
noir, and Hyalt Sloody, .of. Slarion, and
Joseph, of llayesvilh;; two sisters,
Sirs. Jess Cngle and Sirs, A I lice Gar
rett, of Wnynesville; grandehildreii
and 2(1 great grandchildren.
the- 'Department, of
there is a secretary
whose office is in
The Governor's letter appointing
Sir. Ray contained the statement;
"The idea of the Governor's Hospital
ity Committee in general, is to devel
op a thoroughgoing spirit of hospital
ity toward visitors with the hope that
we shall make a definite impression
on the 'stranger within our gates.'
As this idea permeates the nation,
the satisfaction of the visitor will be
reflected to his contacts back home
and the result of the State . Adver
tising Campaign- will be emulative.
North Carolina may easily gain fame
as the 'Friendly State'."
North Carolina is spending $250,000
this biennium publicing the opportu
nities within the state and inviting
both transient visitors and perma
nent new residents. - Already thous
ands have come . and many times
their number are on their way. H
is the job of the Hospitality Commit
tee, along with others, to create au
atmosphere which will make every
newcomer feel that North Carolina
is a splendid place in which to visit
and live. Every tourist must have
developed within him, a desire to re
turn, and a desire that his friends
Continued on Back Pne
of The Great Smokv Mountains National Park
Hobby Hayes and Orchestra To
Play For Hall Saturday
"Present indications are that all pre
vious records will be broken Saturday
night, when the fifth Presidential
Hall in Haywood County is staged at
Canton's new Armory,'' were the re
marks of lr. F. SI. Davis, general
chairman of the Haywood countly ball,
"Bobby Hayes .and his 12-piece or
chestra of New York, have been en
gaged to furnish the -music for the
gala occasion, and already ticket sales
are above our expectations," Dr'. Davis
"The various committees have met
with marked success, -and the re
sponse from every part of the county
is gratifying. We can acct Vmodate
700 couples at the armory. There will
be plenty of seats for spectators," the
The orchestra recently completed an
18-month engagement at the'. Edison
Hotel, New York, and will bring -with
them as a special added feature, Gvpsy
A'V; and her accordion.
A huge 50-pound .birthday- cahe,
bearing the inscription: "Haywood
County Roosevelt Hall." is now on dis
play m Canton, and will be sliced by
the Ke'icral chairman- m 'the da'ice,
which f tarts at !::!(!.
The list of spont-ors lor y(. da-leo
w3-. ai,i:o.uhccd Tuesday as follo-.vs:
town iil Canton;-' .Virginia l.edtord;
Canton .Chamber of .'onrinei.ee, Kutn
Slease;. business and I'rof'es.-ional Wo
men's club, .Mrs. li.ll Harris;' ('anion
fivitan eiub, Frances .leas-e; C'aoloil
Y's Slen's club, Slis. Jimmie-. W'illiai. -son;
W'oinah's club, Slargaiet. Hamp
ton; .'loth Signal company, Hetty Hindi;
American' Legion,. Delma '.Mitchell,
American Legion Auxiliary. Delores
Holly.claw; I ISth Ambulahce company,
Hetty McCiaeken; Cluitripion S(u:.re
danre club, Annie Let- Kizziah: -Phalanx
club, Slargaiet Slease; town -of
Clyde. Sb'eila Darnell; C'lyiic Wolmm'i
club, 1'iobbie Jo Haynes, and (.'anion
I). O, K. h., Kulilia Harill.
Sponsors for the Canton Moose
lodgt. and the -American' Red Cross
chapter have not been selected.
Sponsors for the Way nesvilk- Ameri
can Lcgtoiij Clyde parent-teacher as
ciation, -and Clyde Firemen's club are
Mary- Emma Slassie, Kate Stillwell,
and ''Evelyn Finchei, respectively.
C. ('uy Hipps, chairman of the spe
cial ticket committee, and the follow
ing persons will sell tickets in the
various clubs and other organizations
of Canton and Haywood county: Wo
man's club, Sirs. Joe Slease; Business
and Professional ..Women's club, Mrs.
Giinnar R. Rohnsdahl; Civitan club,
Dr. J. L. Reeves; Canton Y's Slen's
club, Fred V. Doutt; Phalanx club,
William (Bill) Kizziah; Old Timers'
club, C. A. Hildebrand; Firemen, Jim
mie Chambers; American Legion, Nor
man Freel; American Legion auxili
ary, Sirs. Norman Freel; Champion
Square 'dance '.club, Wade C. Hill; Ma
sonic lodge, Jack Slay; city employes,
J. D. Slackey; 118th Ambulance com
pany, Dr. R, C. Rhea; D. O. K. K.,
Lucius Hall and Harold Hansen;
Champion Employees' store, Howell
Blalock; Sloose lodge, Charles Rho
darmcr. Clyde A. Hildebrand assumed
the burden of supervising ticket sales
throughout the plant of the Cham
pion Paper and Fibre company here.
The steering committe consists of:
Dr. P. C. Johnson, Ralph Prevosi,
Mrs. SI. D. Watkins, Sibyl Wilson,
William Medford, M. T. Brooks, Wil
liam Chambers, Bryan Payne, Dr. R.
C. Rhea, Captain George H. Plott,
Mayor J. W. Shook, of Clyde, Mayor
J. Paul Murray, of Canton, Mrs. Joe
Mease, Mrs. Gunnar Bohnsdahl, Fred
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$1.50 IN ADVANCE IN COUNT!"
John Messer, 50,
Near White Oak
Walter Lunsford, 25, Is In Jafl,
Pending Hearing This
W alter Lunsford, 25, is alleged U
havt. shot and fatally wounded John
Messer, 50, on Tuesday afternoon
around five o'clock on Laurel Branch,
a side mid leading from the main
highway in the White Oak township.
While it is' reported that tm re Were
several eye. witness g to the killing,,
no d-e linitc iul'orn'at.on has yet liecus
obtained as to the events. . directly
leading up to the fatal shole. It is Baid
that Messer had a shot gun ami
Lunsford was carrying a pistol, and.
that only one shot was tired, and that
It is ' claimed that, while no one
knows of the nature of the misunder
standing, that McssCr and Lunsford
had been having trouble for sometime.
Arvine Hampton, truck driver for
Brown-Noland Supply Company, had
been delivering i'wd in the White
Dak section and heard of the murder,
and upon his return to town, called the
Sheriff R. V. Welch, accompanied
by two deputies, left immediately,
finding Lunsford, who made no at
tempt to get away, at a house m.r
tin place of the killing. Lunsford in
now confined in the county jail and
will be given a preliminary hearing the
last of the week, according to a state
ment from the sheriff's office.
Lunsford is a native of Buncombe
county arid had been living in the
White Oak township for about ten
According to A, G. Baldwin, it i
the first homicide in White Oak town
ship since the War Between the
Two Traffic Counts
Made At Hazelwood
Town Officials. Anxims To Get
Safety Device Placed' At
A ii.'.llic coiiiit has been uir.de at th?
twoerade crossings in Hazel wood, by
n niembir of the KUite Highway De-p.-irtmont,
with the idea in mind of
plaeiii;: safety devices at the crossings
if" traiiic warrants.
The reixirt of the count has not
been made public, although, the town
officials at Haelwood expect to get
t he di tails of the report soon.
The count wu madu at the crossiiiR
near the depot, and at the crossing
at tlic rock building that will soon
he (eei,)i,-f by f'lrkratt hidustnes.
I ICHESON A I) DRESS KS
SCHOOL MASTERS CLUI?
'I he llayivooil .County ' Schtxdtnas
ers thih held their monthly supper
nu'eiii.g in the dining room of the
Hazelwood Presbyterian church, With
the members of the Parent Teacher
Association of the Hum Iwood school
i-erving. The ltev. O.- C. Lundrm
giive .the. uivoiaUon.
S. K. Ccnnatser, principal of the
Crabtrce school, was in charge of 'the
program. The chief talk, of the eveu
iiig was made by L, M. Richcson, wtiw
spoke on "Vhat lmfustiies Require of
the High School (Graduate." He point
ed out the many ways in which the
teachers could help prepare the stu
dent, who will later take his place ins
some industry. '
' Homer' Henry spoke on the impor
tance of training the i-hililren in-'traffic
regulations, particularly the ".children
who ridy the school buses.
Twenty-five members of the group
were present. Claude Rogers, presi
dent, presided over the meeting.
relephone Man To
jN'orris Russell, of the Southern
Bell Telephone and Telegraph Com
pany, will address the Waynesville
Rotary Club Friday, on "What Science
lias Up Its Sleeve."
Sir.. Russell wifl be introduced by
W. L. Lamikin, manager of the
Waynesville district of Southern Bell.
James Toy Makes Good
Record At University
Jamts Toy, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs.
James Toy, was among the 336 stu
dents out of 34170 :at the University
of North Carolipa, vyho made the hon
or roll for the fall term. Young Toy
was one of the 314 making the B. ml!,
with grades averaging from 90 to 95.
Toy had an outstanding' record in
the local township high school, Irtmt
which he was graduated last spring,
as the valedictorian of his class.