The Waynesville -Mountaineer
s of prospective candidates in
the June primary
were thicker this
"k than snowflakes in a snow storm.
The time honored date for these ru
rs to become realities, is the Feb
ruary term of court-which, this year
convene, next Monday.
The 1'itest development in Haywood
oolitic 'was during 'he weck' C'
me apparent that the wet and dry
Z would play a big part m the
representative's race, and to some ex
tent the state senate race.
The state dry forces have come out
strong urging that only "tried nd
tested" dry candidates be elected to
the house of representatives.
L According to the "snowflake" rum-
I ' .. . . nr. 4 Vt Villi nart-
ors, there are as mony ..-
didates for tne crem umte, nuu
equally as many for some of the other
places, but before the storm breaks,
some of these now mentioned might
decide to remain out of the campaign,
which right now has every indication
of being a strenuous one for all con
cerned. The excutive committee of the Hay
wood Democrats, will gather on Sat
urday, the 12th, to make recommend
ations to the state board of elections
for the members of the county board
Frank Byers, chairman of the pres
ent board, was elected as an alder
man of Canton during the last town
election, and will not be eligible for
re-appointment as a member of the
election hoard. To fill his place,
Gudger Bryson, a prominent citizen
of Canton has been frequently men
tioned. The other members of the
present board are: Wade H. Noland,
of waynesville, and Verge McClure,
The board elects chairman at the
More than one political observer
dorine the past week made the state
ment that the senatorial race would
only be between Reynolds and Han
cock. Krom the same source, it seems
that Reynolds has taken quite a lead
in Eastern Carolina during the past
few weeks over the Congressman
from Oxford. Yet, it must be remem
bered, that it is not the early leads
that count, hut thc votes, on election
Chairman Lee Bramlett of tin
Haywood Democrats, will bring up
the long argued subject of Haywood
fiirnii-hing the state senator every
other term instead of every three
years, when his committee meets
The general sentiment of the lead
ing Democrats of the county seems to
favor Haywood having the senator
every other 'term, while Jackson and
Transylvania, quite naturally, bit
terly oppose such a plan 7
In the national nolitical nicture
this week, the senate stopped their
iiiDufter on the anti-lynching bill
tone enough to pass the Housing Bill
ky a narrow marein of 42-40. The
action of the senate gave congression
al approval of the bill.
The conference with business men
in every line of business was contin
ued in Washington this week. Some
suggestions were brandqd as "too
drastic" while others had no definite
solution of the economic problems.
' The United Automobile Workers
anion have asked President Roosevelt
w recommend a Federal appropria
n of one hundred and thirty mil
'loris to .provide employment and di-
relief of unemployed automobile
'wkers and their families in Mich
igan, Canning Group
To Meet On 5th
MT.he.an"ual meeting of the Haywood
heir! fanning Association will be
Sat., 4 Court house at one o'clock
i'atarday r,f this week.
faml Stockholde and interested
armerg are invited to attend During
ers u mTS seSsio". the stockhold
TS ill elect fl,rnt . .
year " wph iur me coming
DeDa!mM?Ssie manaSer of Massie's
to-ear ;head of the ladies -.ready-for
St TdePart"ient, left on Sunday
rtafe snw?18' V,here they will pur
store 8 I merchandise for the
Pablished In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance
FIFTY-FOURTH YEAR NO.
Represented Furniture Industry
In Special Conference To Dis
cuss Economic Situation
It. L. Prevost, president of the
Unagusta Manufacturing Company, of
Hazelwood, was invited during the
past week by Daniel C. Roper, secre
tary of Commerce, to attend the con
ference of executives of small busi
ness, that was held yesterday in
Washington, D. C.
The object of the conference was
to discuss fully the economic ills of
little business and formulate plans and
recommendations to offer to the presi
dent that will effect some remedial
measures for the present business
After the group go into the mat
ter, the results of the conference will
be presented to the president by a
committee selected from the execu
tives. The appointment of Mr. Prevost was
a distinct recognition of his standing
m the financial group of the state,
as he was one of thc only five invited
to the conference from North Carolina.
When Mr. Prevost was notified of
his appointment he was in Boston on
business, and stopped en route home
yesterday, in Washington for the con
ference. W. D. Smith Given
High Position On
C-L College Si :-!T
Is Head Of Vocation. I -
tural Department Al ( tipum
W. D. Smith, lormcr euinuv fam
agent, of Haywood, left oil I niitr.o.iv
for Wesson, Miss., where hi- h:.;: w-
icepted a position in Copnin i . 11 . -,,11
College, as the head of Uiv v.vuuona
Mr. Smith, who is a gniouaic .
the Mississippi State (iie;:c, .id
which he holds a I!. S. degree. u;,-i. 1.
an M. A. degrec from the . Aj. t' A
Graduate. School, of Nashvilli . I . .list,
and lacks onlv six hours ol wm a i.
his M. A. degree trom V.ni., ,u,,.
University, goes into this new m:-i.-tion
Mr. Smith came. to Wuvhi'-ahii
eleven. years atro, hrst. as p 11 1 1 - 1 . '
the Central l'.c-U'incntarv sclioni, i:
one year, and for (he next. n ;.i..
as head of the voeiit.ioniil iht.i-"i
tin i ii' il ( 1
ship High school
For a period o
) nor.rlv 1 on
Mr. Smith tilled the oflice ol
farm agent of Haywood county, .duriic;
which time manv of the govcnimein.
programs aiding th farnieis. uoic
inaugurated and worked out in the
county agent s office.
Mr." Smith has been tendered a num
ber of positions during the past lew
months, both in his native state of
Mississippi and in other states, for
county farm agent and m various
agricultural teaching capacities.
For tht. position he has accepted
for which he did not ai)i)ly, Mr. Smith,
was selected from a large group of1
applicants from his own and several
other states. j
Boy Scout Week
Will Be Observed
Here Next Week
Rep-inninc: on Sunday, the 6th, and
lasting through the 13th, will be Boy
Scout Week which will be observed
in various ways by those in charge of
the local troops and the Boy Scouts.
The week will be started by a joint
meeting of the congregations of the
town at the Baptist church at 5
o'clock on Sunday afternoon, the Gth.
The Rev. H, W. Baucom, pastor of
the church, assisted by the Rev. R.
P. Walker, pastor of the Presbyterian
church, will direct the program.
The Rev. J. G. Huggin, Jr., pastor
of the Methodist church, will make the
chief talk of the afternoon. His sub
ject will be "The Distinguishing
Marks of a Boy Scout."
The Boy Scouts will attend in a
body wearing their uniforms. The
public is invited to attend. .
Other points of the week's observa
tion will be in a decorated window in
Massie Department Store, and posters
setting forth the fundamentals of
Boy Scouting, will be distributed to
SQUIRE GEORGE BALL OUT AF
TER LONG ILLNESS
Mr. Gorge Ball, who has been con
fined to his home on the Balsam road,
for many weeks past.on account of
illness, is out again.
N $ i. f
IV", n " ' v J y H-fa
k f m i - 4i
A poivr.ut of Kov. It. A. Sentelle. torsi miperlhU'iiilcnt of education of
Haywood ftmiU.v. will lie huriK in the courl house n,n. as ;i memorial of thc
work he did in ihc m1 xu-a f i.m.i 1 tichl of this eoutitv
Oil Painting Of Late R. A.
Sentelle To Be Placed In
Court House By Teachers
1. I., lir.-imlcw. toonl Dcnri
cradc chairman, has calli-d i
meeting of the liavwotul l.xecu
live committee to lie hefd in t lie
court house on Saturday, the 12th.
at two o'clock. 'I he purpose of
the meeting is to recommend two
Democratic members for the coun
ty board of elections.
The question of whether or not
Haywood will continue as a part
of the tri-county arrangement
with Jackson and Transylvania
as to its representation in the
State Senate will also be thresh
ed out, according to Mr. Bramlett.
Bishop Gribbin To
Preach Here Sunday
Bishop Robert E. Gribbin, of Ashe
ville, bishop of the diocese of -'West-tern'
North Carolina, in the absence of
the Rector, the Rev, Albert New, will .
preach at the eleven o'clock service
on Sunday morning, Feb. the 5th, at
Grace Episcopal church. The bishop
will administer the Holy Communion.
Bishop Gribbin is an outstanding
speaker, and a large congregation al
way awaits him when he fills the pul
pit at Grace church. The public is
invited to attend.
Several From Here
Attend Officers Meet
Among the officers from this sec
tion attending the Law Enforcement
Officers meeting of the two Carolinas
which was held in Spartanburg, S.C.,
over the week-end, were former Sher
iff John F. Cabe, T. L. Bramlett, and
Captain James L. Stringfield, and
Lloyd Phillips of the town of Way
nesville police department.
WAYNESVILLE, N. C, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 1938
Contract l-et For Painting Tort
rail Of Late Haywood Educator-Preacher
At a meeting ol the principals of the
school districts of the county, on
'luesday alternoon the contract
for the painting of an oil por
trait ol the late Richard. A Sentelle,
was given to Leiber Kreedenhalt, ar
tist of Ashcville.
The actum was in accordance with
a movement started by the Haywood
i 'Hint j 1 earners Association, to place
a 'memorial' in thc court house, of the
late Mr. Sentelle, who was the first
iin.y superintendent of education in
yrttio'l, lia nur served in that capac-
v -ii ditlereiit tunes, for a period of
., i. i v - ea i s.
' ::! .Ii' inovemeiit is being spon-
i' tne lo.'ich'Ts ol l he county,
' i.i tc-iii d ciliii'Ms, friends, am'.
i .I'l' nl ol Mr. Senrelle, are
i I to einke coiiti'iInition,s t.o the
i wKU uliicli to defray the cxpens
' ' e p"l i rait, is completed ii
u' unveiled in the court, house
nh aporepi late ceremony, and be
. ' n:.iy placed in the office of the
h i ii.teiiileiil of education,
' ' -'I n;r l.o .lack Messer, present
; . '.; :i-t udeiit. I he artist states .it
- I (;.l:e iirouiid two months to coin
pa e the . portrait. Announcement
v.!! Ix made at a later date of the
pi (x. iitation ceremonies.
.l ire artist., Leiber I l eedenhaltfi who
will paint the portrait, was born in
Ii riisalein. He has studied in the art
school of Hezalet, one of the oldest
schools in 'Europe. Later he spent a
year studying Arabam and Pgvptian
art in Cairo. He obtained instruc
tions in miniature painting from
artists in Brussels, Belgium. He has
also studied at the Eeole de Beaux
Arts in Pans, and at one of the lead
mg art institutions in Berlin.
During his residence in North Caro
lina Mr. Freedenhalt has painted por
traits and miniatures of many promi
nent citizens of the state. He has
painted portraits of the six children
of Mr. James A. Gray, president of
the R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company,
as well as portraits of officials of the
He has painted miniatures for Mrs.
Westry Battle, of Ashcville, oil paint
ings for Mr. and Mrs. B. S. Colburn,
of Biltmore Forest, Mr. and Mrs.
Charles S. Bryant, Mr, and Mrs.
Reuben Robertson, Mr. and Mrs. Tom
Harkins, Senator Robert R. Reynolds,
and other prominent people of Ashc
ville. He did an oil portrait of the late
James A. Hartness, Secretary of
State, one of C. W. Toms, and numer
ous other paintings for other leading
families of the state.
This permanent memorial to Mr.
Sentelle will have a happy response in
Haywood county, where he worked so
long in the interest of education, and
was held in such high esteem.
Mr. Sentelle was a native of Hender
son county, coming to Haywood in
1866, and his struggle for an educa
tion and the manner in which he over
came bis dificulties affers a great
lesson in perseverance. Ln hisearry
Continued on Back pagd
of The Great Smokv Mountains National Park
Hazelwood Aldermen Adopt
$35,000 Paving Program
Yesterday, February 2, was
Candlemas day, a feast day, which
was celebrated long before the
Christian era. It was on this day
that the ancient Romans burned
candles to the goddess Februa,
mother of Mars. According to
. If Candlemas be fair and clear.
There'll be two winters in the year.
Some claim it is the groundhog
who foretells coming weather for
the next six weeks, while others
claim the groundhog doesn't come
out until February 14th, and even
then, it isn't the grounhog, but
a woodchuck who doesn't come out
for weather forecasting, but for
food, after a long winter's nap
At any rate, yesterday was
fair. From that, make your own
predictions, and do like Uncle Abe
suggests "Jest wait fer the
weather, and then don't cumplain
about it Vuze yo kaint do nuthin'
Tiout it ennyway."
Heavy Docket Is
Ready For Term
Of Criminal Court
Jude Pless Will Preside First
Week; Judge Clement Will
Hold Second Week
The February term of criminal
court will convene here Monday morn
ing, with Judge J. Will I'less, Jr.,
presiding over one of the heaviest
dockets in many years.
For the most part, the cases are of
a minor nature, but even at that, there
are now on the docket some -100 cases
Among the eases, are four eases in
which automobile drivers are charged
with killing persons with cars. These
include:1 Hub. Warren, for the death
of Hache Shepherd;. Fannie Roe Fer
guson, for the death of Murray -Ferguson;
Melvin IleeVes, for the death
of Lloyd Uou n, and James Carrel t,
for the death of James Mull. 'These,
cases Were all continued fiom . pre
vious! terms,, and no assurance- (ins
been n'ivcii that they will lie tried this
Judge J- H Clement is 'scheduh-d
to hold the second week of this' .'term
(hie case that is slated to create
much interest is the one in which
Eire)- Riley is charged with having
three wives. One in Kentucky, one in
Canton, and one in the White Oak
section of this county.
Metiford And Stent To Discuss
Co-operation IJetwwen Farm
ers And Town Folks
Over 100 demonstration farmers arc
scheduled to meet at the court house,
at ten o'clock Saturday -"morning for
the annual meeting.
Besides the business session the
program will feature talks by Wil
liam Medford, president of the Way
nesville Rotary Club, and J. Dale
Stentz, secretary of the Chamber of
Commerce. The talks will deal with
the importance of a closer relationship
between farmers and people in town,
and the mutual advantage of closer
Officers for the coming year will be
elected, for the organization, which
operates under the name of Haywood
County Mutual Soil Conservation and
Land Use, Inc.
Frank Davis is president, A. C.
Walker, vice president, and Charles
Managers Of Canneries
Hold Conference Here
Managers of three canneries of the
TVAC group met here Tuesday in
conference with J. E. Barr, adminis
trator, and general manager of the
Land O' The Sky Association.
Plan3 were made for getting the
1938 programs underway. Reports
from the three managers were en
couraging, it was learned.
11.50 IN ADVANCE IN COUNT
WPA Ready To Contribute $20;
000 If Hazelwood Voters Will
The Hazelwood board of aldermera
voted Tuesday night to call an elec
tion on Thursday, February 24, to
vote on issuance of $15,000 in bonds
with which to complete a paving pro
gram inaugurated several years ag.ot.
While the town proposes to it'll
only $15,000 in bonds, the program
will call for an expenditure of $35,000..
Something like ?20,COO will be spirit
by the Works Progress Administra
tion, and about 65 men will be gixou.
work on the rr.i'e and a quarter
Plans are to pave all important
streets on the north side of the rail
road, and putting a top surface t
two streets that were prepared t
paving last spring.
The streets will be guttered arxj
curbed. No immediate plans have
been made for sidewalks.
The street that runs by the cannery
and the new home Erkraft Industrie,
are also included in the new paving
If the citizens of Hazelwood vote
to approve sale of the bonds, the work
will get underway immediately. Lead
ing citizens are optimistic that little,
or no opposition will be put up, as the
town will get a $20,000 gift from WPA
to apply on the project.
If the present program goes through,
and every indication is that it will, all
the important streets in Hazelwood
will be paved and properly curbed
"By doing the work now, we arrt
saving about (5.0. per cent on work
that the town will have to do at some
time. A saving of 00 per cent is
certainly worthwhile," one citizen said.
The town aldermen are. C. N. Alien.
John RIalock and Tom Queen. White
111 r Prevost is mayor.
$10,000 IJamaKi Dome When
Plant And Koek Huiklmg Are
Fi.iv of an. undetermined origin,
destroyed the building and riant of
the Smoky Mountain .industries, near
the depot early Saturday morning.
The plant made novelty inlaid wood
products, and was owned by Kenneth
Steely, who bought it several years
ago, and had moved to the la -ge rock
building .only, a few months ago to
take care of ail increase in business.
The plant; was envoloped in '-flames
when discovered. Shortly afterward
the blaze was discovered, several ex
plosions were .noted. These were said
to have been barrels -f lao-i-T used
in the finithipg process of the 'arti
The walls' Of the building fell, and
the building was :a total loss.
The building ; was owned by Hyatt,
and Company, and M. M. Noland.
Neither had any insurance on tK
building, Mr Steely was partially
covered by insurance, . ; .
The building was valued at about
$5,000, while the loss to Mr. Steely
was about the same figure, it was said.
K. J. Hyatt said yesterday, that he
had no intention of rebuilding, as for
his company's part in the building.
Mr. Steely could not be reached yes
terday for a statement .of his plans.
Three Farms Sold
At Auction, Good
Prices Are Brought
Three farms" were recently sold at
auction by the Gossctt Realty Com
pany, of Waynesville and Canton, with
total sales near the $20,000 mark, it
was reported here yesterday.
Half of the sales were for cash, Mr.
The S. L. Smart farm in Iron DuT.
was sold to J. Frank Crawford, Wif
liam Messer, Earl Messer, Roy Mef
ford, J. Manson Medford and Horace
Bryson, all of Iron Duff and Jonathan
Creek. " ."'.';.;-'.'":-':;
The Ellen Noland and Lee McCracfc
en farm lands in Crabtree, were sold
to Ellis Smart, David Nelson Smart.
Mrs. Grace Giles, A. W. Ferguson, J.
M. McElroy, and G. H. Bust, all of
Crabtree. ' ' . ....' - -
The farm of Mrs. J. G. Brown, ir
Buncombe, was sold to J. Wells and
Kon, Reeves Wells.