Wet7 In The County Seat of Haywood County At The I-astern Entrance oj The Great Smokv Mountains National Park
inH i EAR NO. 30
WAYNESVILLE. N. C. THURSDAY, .ILLY 2S IMS
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$1.50 IN ADVANCE IN COUNT
Annual Report Puts
hdebtedness of Hay
Ud At $1,695,284.08
Defaults In Pay-
Ut of Principal or
terest By County
. i ii i j nn
For All Years Remains
On County's Hooks
Heard At Bethel
e semi-annual financial state
nf Havwood county, released
rdav bv T. J. Cathey, auditor,
aii'd that the total indebtedness
countv, as ol June M)tn, this
was $1.)5,284.08. Of this
t $2(1.(100 has been paid during
f same statement, which is pub-
in detail elsewhere in this
r, showed that total uncollected
Is fur nil vears to date, stand at
.5ti5.:)fl. Of this amount, $86,
6 fur 1!U7-.i8 remain unpaid.
he indebtedness of the county
s Irom f (wti,84.ll8 lor schools,
S1,()1!",000.00 for the county.
ie outstanding sinking fund bonds
listed' as bonier $113,500.00, with
hit fund cash on hand at
i.it.5l, together with sinkim?
investments of $14,210.00. The
now available for payment on
principle or interest, is set at
. Cathey 's record showed that
were no default in either interest
Rank First in Vocational Classes In State
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FELT IN BUDGET
About !?2;i().(IOO To He Vu'hS
In Coming Year
rhi' lhiywood board nf i-runri an
liiissuinei s will have put l (.n
Monday, m Im.liret for tl;. ,,imnir
Jear, whii-li will require n t.-.v r-.ut oC
between $1 .(',() and !fl.li.r). it was U.r.t-
by I be M ourv-
Tbe aynesville chapter of Future Farniers
Una chapters at a recent state convention. Th
of the boys were absent when the above picture
Ted Chambers, Jack Kabb, Sam Arrinnton, Robert
c.il Arnntrton, Wayne rijj-ht , avne llvatt, Speilnian Met'lun
Hooper, Raymond ( oward, James Jle( lure, William MeCraekeii,
Robert Williams, Haves. Smuletoii, Knos Hovd. Walt
Norman, Troy Franklin, Marion Norman, David 1
( arl Francis and Harlev Allen.
of America, won first place ainoiijr nil North Caro-
e inapti'i is under the supervision ol . . (' llniwii Noiiie
was made, but those shown above are: Fdear Mohaffov
Mehaflvy, D.ick Moody, Ralph Huyd, Ray Notand, t'e
John ( arver, Freil (iallowav, Hubert
e ( alhoun, Rav I'eitz, Sam Oueeu,
i d from jrood authority
In all probability, the rate will t
sit at $l.(),r), ur exactly tbnty cy-ri
biyher than the piesint rati-
The budget is completed with t!w
exception ol (ine item the poor fsaxl.
.Hid that is bemp held m obeyatMv
an ( titrineer's report n t;ari(inr J4
heiitmu plant for the county horn.
I he last jrrand jury reeommeiiileil ihar
the eominissioners install a heutitiR
il.m(. Heatiiip engineers an- now
making a survey and estimated ;t
of installing a satisfactorv svkihii
r ! rankliii, Rojrer Davis
at hcrw.ood, Harold Francii
James braneis, Kdar
liiliic Hoyd, Clyde I.yle,
htediicss tor the eotnjni-
yc.u will be some heavier than Inst
year, approximately one million n
j valuation has been taken frnn tb"
I books, lln-oiifi'h errors, releases ri(F
adjustments.. This one it.'ni v.ii.i
rate aliorit ten eelils.
HARRY A. CATON, of Coshocton,
Ohio, for ten years secretary of the
National Grange, addressed a group
of citizens at Bethel last week. He
is an authority on rural affairs, and
at present is chairman of the board
of trustees of Ohio State Universitv.
be Coming Day
Set for Iron Duff
".' mi.' ii wii
and (jabtiee sections of the
il! be held at the new Crab
hool .buildme the third Sun.
Pinion will be preached by
Kiikpatiick, pastor of the Cen
' Methodist, church, of Greens-
fiiimer resident Fi-aTiV
f "'(! Glenn Palmer are in charire
P'l'PViim and general arrange
. the observance of the day.
'"irncr citizens of Iron nff
free are nro-ni . '..x..j
comins .day. All thnso
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i-"v ait rfifllliiutl
to brmc a
Neld Last Sundav At
iome Of John Campbell
. s'uu. annual rmm ' v.
l..n , . - -vuiuuiii ui me
h lamily was hoU .i lk. v.
M.s. John B. Campbell at
V last Sunday. W. jryis
aabf talk, ,ft,.h was follow-
a. devotional. r, j....- j
n C ? -.1 " U .wauui'iea
nr ... i , .
bhpV i Be"y Leather-u'a,,I"&-
A tribute to
, fa"ua Frances Boyd
Was PrcsentedJ. A Dro-
.lumpers was pre
!1 xf,nanH CamPell Jariv
N.andv V 'erusn. Tom
W f Mr- r """Ulee reported
... o,i,,jut.if lnc
Official Heard By
America At Cross Kouds As To
The Economic Security Of
Cabinet Maker Whittles Out
22,435 Pieces Of 100 Woods
For An Inlaid Library Table
Three Schools Of
County Will Begin
Work August First
feach ers And Principals Named
For IJKW-.rj School Term
hi ItL 1. auat,on of Ellen
nurses school of
of tVS- bus,ness session
"' "-eetine was o-ivon
le njy1 to serve the Jrronn
. t!p""f Chapla,n William
Lc,,i.V"f program - com--
Fd ' ?,pbell' chairman
JbehY '""""'ee, Miss TJ.ll
o...,lu.fiU, Mrs. .Tnhn;
'm d Ne CampbeU.
r the rn, , 'as served Picnic
i cm " u ot, the l-ome, with
"The financially distressed
can no longer cut their way into new
land frontiers and escape their eco
nomic troubles," Henry A. Caton, of
Coshenton, Ohio, secretary of the
National Grange, told members of
the Pigeon Valley Grange Friday
afternoon at Bethel.
The members of the P.ethel Grange
and their families gathered for a
picnic dinner and program in the
school auditorium. I. A. McLain,
master of the local Grange, also
spoke and introduced the speaker.
Mr. Caldwell discussed the problems
confronting: the rural people of North
Carolina and asked that the Pigeon
Valley Grange discuss these issues in
the coming meetings and be ready to
'I he schools of the Fines Creek.
Bethel and Crabtree districts will
open on Monday morning, August th(
people 1st, according to Jack Messer, conn
ty superintendent of education.
J hose elected to teach in the Fine
Creek district are as follows: F. L
Sairord, principal; B. G. O'Brien, ag
riculture teacher; Mildred L. Rogers
Kuby Violet Lane, kathenno Green
W ilham G. Noland, Dorothy Nelle Jus
tice, Stephen' Ferguson, Ruth Lavad;
bodlord, Bonnie Favo Duekett, Pearl
hlizabeth James, W. Frank Kirk
Patrick, Mho Lee Green, Hilda Way
r-ishor, K. b, Owen in the Redmond
school, and Mrs. Steve Ferguson in
the Hurricane school.
Those elected to teach in the Bethe
school ol the Bethel district are: Prin
cipal, J. C. James agriculture teach
er, I. A. McLain. Harriett. Rovd . T?
Ceorne Miller, (iifted Whittler of
This County, Worked On
Table 18 Months
At Hardin Home
on the county
in the otlu'i;
( i casiirv has
neip iormuiate tne state tii ange pro- cole Gannon, Amelia Bradley, ' Sara
gram this fall. Kerr Cathey, J. T. Chap pel, Marv
The national secretary spoke on Emma Ferguson Tj uli, Mary Lou
"The Challenges Facing American." Morrow,, Anna Jane Brown Allr.n
many of the j Mary Ruby Davis, Tyson Andrew
people lounili Latney, Kuth Singleton, Belle Frank-
He stated that during
so called "panics," the
escape in the unsettled lands of the
west, but that the only froniers re
maining were those in the field of
science and new ideas,
i The speaker listed the following
challenges which the people of Amer
ica must attempt to solve.:
Equalization of handicaps of the
economic groups; discovery of new
uses ol larm products; mare equal
distribution of the national income;
the purchase of American made
goods by Americans; more economical
production and mc- markets for
farm products; a more adequate
credit system; maintenance of organ
ization among farmers, and a wider
and more thorough youth program.
Mr. Caton said America is at the
cross roads as far as the economic
security of the individual larmcr is
concerned. He praised the worki
being done by various farm groups,
especially the local units of the grange
in making communities "better places
in which to Jive." He said that the
grang'e, as a national organization,
was one of the most influential groups
in the United States for carrying out
programs which aid American fanners.
LOSES DRIVERS LICENSE
William Boyd Bennett, of this town,
has had his drivers license revoked,
Jin Ratcliflf, Mary Pauline Sentello
Mable Claik, Bessie McClure Evan
Gussie Martin, Robert James, and
Mrs. J. T. Chappel.
In the Cruso schoil, Paul Gro
gan will serve as principal with the
following teachers: Hugh Rogers,
Ei-ma Patterson, Essie Sellars, Mrs.
Edna McCracken Ensley, Mrs. Lela
K. Messer, and Gladys Henson.
Thomas Erwin has been elected as
principal of the Cecil school and the
following teachers: Pauline Frazier,
Dorothy W'alker, Alma G. Chambers,
and Pearl Justice Yates; Gay Cham
bers, principal and Evelyn Chambers
will teach in the Spring Hill school.
Teaching in the Crabtree district
will be: S. E. Connatser, principal;
Sam W. McCracken, Mary Joe Hamp
ton, Bernice McElhannon, J. Harley
Francis, Emily Palmer, Edith Long,
Mary Elizabeth Davis, Cleo Caldwell
Rogers, Christine Hogan Harrell,
Louisa Boyd, Faye G. Messer, and
t rench Lorena .Rogers
LOCAL HOY ON RADIO
TODAY AT TVO O'CLOCK
Ray Deitz, winner of the district
speaker's contest in Raleigh, will
speak over WWNC today at two
according to the state highway depart- , o clock. i oung Deitz, a junior in the
ment. He was charged with driving . local high school, will speak on soil
while drunk. erosion.
W hen George Miller was
years old, he eric! so for a knife
whittle with, that, his mother gave
to his wants, and he has been whit
ling ever since, and ust finished his
biggest job when he turned out a
library table containing 22, -VM pieces!
of whittled wood. !
The table contains 100 .'different j
kinds of woods, and all were grown:
in Haywood count v. The novel inlaid
table is on display at the Wavnes-1
ville. Book Store, and is offered for!
sale by Mr. Miller,
lie .started work, on the table in'
January, 19.'!7.. Kighleen months j
later be put on the linishiiig touches
.11 ' i . -. . . ... . .
aim urougni ii lo town Jrom his home
near Bethel. The table was built in
an old house, and as Mr. Miller says,
"away from bothering folks."
"With 22,4.!.r) pieces of wood lo
whittle out, and glue together, I
figured-1 could nut afford to be both
ered." Jle averaged working on the table
about .' hours a day, lor the 18
Mr. Miller is a cabinet maker bv
trade, and in making the- table, which
weighs 175 pounds, used only four
tools a pocket knife, a saw, .plane and
wood file. He admits that the knife
hows signs of wear, and blushes
when asked if he cut his finger --dur-mg
the process of cutting out the
22,4.'I5 pieces. He admitted, how
ever, that he did cut. a. . finvcr whon :
small block split unexpectedly. I
The top of the table is made of 500
stars, the scheme being worked, out
with different colored woods. The
helf under, the table has 300 stars
All the pieces were glued together.
arid fine wire used to strene-then the
piece of furniture,
It is Mr. Miller's belief that the
table will last for 200 years. It is
of his own design, and he sough no
advice, and did not have any help.
l m giited at whittling, and mak
ing things from wood, and I got a
lot of pleasure out of the job. It
took a lot of patience, but when you
like to do a thing, the patience is
Most of the wood used in the table
was cut in the forests and brought
in by Mr. Miller. He dried it in his
homemade kiln, and sawed it out with
handsaw. It was a problem to get
100 different kinds of woods that grow
in Haywood county, but he refused to
jse any other. , 1
Several years ago Mr. Miller owned
a repair shop in town here, but, he
explained that people rushed him
with work, and broke his health, and
he moved to the country, to regain
his health, and there it was that he
conceived the idea of the table.
Although 54 years old, he says he
can see through a plan or idea much
better now than when he was young
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A new and interesting
been made to the zoo at
Fish Hatcher, through
tesy of W.L. Hardin, Jr.
Several weeks ago Jake Davis dis
covered a strange looking animal
eating from an old can on the prop
erty of Mr. and Mrs. Hardin in Belle
Meade. The animal was caue-ht in
a brush pile by Davis anil Bobby I
Hardin. In the course of t line, af ter
being prominently 'display, .11 was de
cided that the stranger was a anla
dilla, a South American quadruped
with a bony shell.
General belief is that
picked the animal up 111
poss.'l.ty Texas, and it wa;
leased or escaped in this
M ex ico, or
I 1 (suited
Ilie laidget last vciir was bas..,r
four million valuation, while
ill's budget is based on u val
uation of twenty-three million.
From T. J. Cathey, auditor, it
learned that, a 5-year bond issur
maturing . this year, and 'something
like 5.2.10,000 will be lcipiired to im-v
maturing bonds and interest durim
the coming fiscal year.
A. month or so ago it was thoucfu
that a rate of $1.55 would U sum.
cu nt for the county, during flic" put
ten days, it was found that the mt.
would have to be something Jik. ft
to care for the needs.
A complete itemized statement wi7I
I"- published iiiinicdiati ly after
adopt ion ol (he budget.
Iron Duff. Boy
Of Belle Meade
Placed On Market
state finals of
of lion Duff, a
agriculture in tin
has just returne
be took part
t he eleven! h
in t he-annual
'I he owners of Belle Meade
Mounccti uk! opening 01 a lurther do- !
vclopmcnt of the subdivision, which
adjoins the Waynosvillo Country Club. I
'I he new section is known as block 1
"K" mi Fan-view drive, overlooking
fairways Nos. 1(1 ..and 17 on the golf
The owners said that while these 1
lots were being sold at auction todav, '
that they will not impair nor Willi
they conflict in anv wav with that 1
portion of Belle Meade which is own
ed and approved by the Federal Hons-1
The statement was also ,111 le that
while the lots in block "K" are equally
attractive as manv in the other nart
of the development, they do not have
a restriction on this particular . part
of the lands re(uning home builders
to build homes of a minimum value
, eo-iiperativc essay contest.
I lie represented the west
J sion of the state and was
I first prize which consisted
I in cash and a one-year- (nil ion schol-
arship lo State College, at Kaleig-h.
I where he plans to enter school tins
Farm Tour Set
For August 12th
The annual farm arid Ii ome flirt
of Haywood county will be held Fri
day, August 12. The route the tour
will follow is being worked out by thi
officers of the Haywood County Mu
tual Soil Conservation and Land1 Usr
Association and representatives 'at -County.-..
Council, of Home Demonstta
tion clubs in Haywood county alonj
with representatives of the extension
service of this county.
Different civic organizations and
others are assisting in sponsoring the
farm and home tour this year. De
tails of the tour will be released at
an early date.
TwontvMwo supervisors at the
present time -arc checking the com-1
pliance under the -1938 Agricultural 1
Conservation program in Haywood'
county, Everv farm in the county 1
covered by a work sheet will be check-j
ed. The supervisors were appointed
by the townshin and county commit-
teemen and approved bv the district
supervision All the puper-visors had
two days of instructions bv the dis
trict supervisor before starting work.
The following supervisors are work
ing in the county:
Burton Cathev, Clifford Brown. Jr.,
Carroll McCracken, Grady B. Noland,
J. M. McEIrov. W, B. Poston, Chas.
B. McCrarv, Glenn McCracken, Lyn
wood McElroy, Hulan Gibson, Ribert
M. Hovd, John Howell, John H. Ken
nedy Howard Stamev, Stephen Cath
ev, Grover M. Davis. Geo. E. Plott,
P. D. Turner, James N. Palmer,
Browdy Z, Green, Elmer Sahlman.
1Ue tOecMte Report
If. M.' II ALL, Official Observer
July Max Mm I'n-.:.
21 74 fi.'i O.iVi
22 73 f3 Of,?
21 7.1 03 iZ
24 07 01 Os:
25 " 74 02
2d SO : 50
27 82 55
Mean maximum . 747
Mean minimum ,
Mean for week 07 5
High for week . .(
Low for week ...... . . r3 '
Below normal for week . . S..i
Precipitation for week 2.6.4
Precipitation since July 1 .4.fsS
Above July normal
Precipitation for year 2fi22
Deficiency for year 2.4ft