fHE Wayne sville Mountaineer
Published In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrcrue oj The Great Smokv Mountains National Park
WAYNESVILLE, X. C, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER IS, 13S
$1.30 IN ADVANCE IN COUNTY
235 From A femau
Acreage Oi JSeans
hrf Farmer Finds That Crop
k Jeans un i-i . c..
, i-usiest money I'vt
' .1 vhat I- F- Sorrells ol
asked about thi
h- ha just finished mark-
Their Ages Range From 63 to 87
Orel's has just completed
maskcting 276 bushels ol
j . i i j-
..ill one anu oue-nuu
He received an aver-pi-r
bushel and a total
s t.f law
Hi- made a net profit ol
25;i:i,la hib.-r income of $303.20,
, 1 mirr-hased from
r,e 0' i s1 1 " " 1 ' ' 1
cuU,;-y cannery and planted July
7hc vanity was Tender Green
jo pounds were seeded. Mr.
used 600 pounds of a 4-10-4
Zl1 and side-dressed . with .300
;js of nitrate of soda. He spray
fkn tn keep the bugs down. The
sfvnm of the project were only
Tht'i'i1 are -5 bushels of beans
br picked for home use and to sell
ttilthbors this week.
r. Sorii'ls is one oi the most pro
sivc farmers of Pigeon and is
fcian WHO IHUIS pieiuy oi wuiR vi
n the farm and doesn't mind it,
i j . . ... r 4...
Ite D") s 1 1 om uus lanu aip mu-
Vncatinnal agriculture at Bethel.
I -i u ykf or
k',,.,..;.SgjC..A.fc... .ft " - i H TrnTarililiiii i"r-fT
The combined ages of these Walker brothers and sisters totals .i'.tl years,
for an average ot 4 years each. 1 hese folks recently gathered here to sign
a lease on a mining reservation, and at the request of The Mountaineer, posed
for this picture, which was made by Homer Davis. The front row, kneeling,
left to right, A. C. Walker, 73, Crahtree; J. Lawrence Walker, 71, Lake .Juna
luska; back row, left to right: E. H. Walker, 87, Fines (.'reek; Nathan I.
Walker, 81, Crabtiee; W. Jl. Walker, 78, Laurens. S. ('.; Dr. R. L. Walker.
4. Crabtiee; Mrs. Eva Jones, (S3, Crabtiee; and Mrs. Lilly Hill. 64. daughter
of Mrs. Fannie Walker McCracken.
Road Crew Working
On 3-3IiIe Stretch
To Alexander Ranch
1000 Aires I'urihasid Hy Alex
anders At l ie Toy 1 or Kanih,
Work Is 1'nderwav
Waynesville To Vote
On Bond Issues Friday;
Hazelwood Votes Tues.
Br-r-r-r- All Signs Point
To A Long Cold Winter
ax Books Ready
Release Is Near
tax books for the year 1938,
di nit' bring prepared in the office
he register of deeds, C .C. Francis,
be turned over to the tax collec
Weuver H. McCracken, and his
frctor. this week,
he county tax rate for the year
was $1.113,. while this year the
was raised to ?1.64. This in-
ase of 31 cents has been attributed
oond maturities, and increased
ial Security obligations. The re-
wments of this year's budget
Hunt to $488,779.69, based on
iwrty valuation of $23,000,000.00.
tie reKister of deeds is furnished
A Certain data then the names are
insferred to the tax collector's book
the retainer's list, the latter is
!t at all times for reference in the
e of the tax collector,
rem this material each person's
"iuai tax bills are figured, ae-
to (he current year's rate.
N care must be taken in making
"'ete lists, with ted nn
'and chcrkin.r i,n
f'!)reCf'ipts for the taxPayers are
& up in triplicate, one for thp
". one tor the county auditor, and
w the ta cniit..
I Ue many persons in the county
fe token advantage of the discount
Beginning the first of June,
;Bave paid their taxes, the onl
ine f the tax books is set for
"w the liist. .
Dress "Melts" As
Hot Iron Is Applied
Some of the newer fabrics now
being used in dresses is giving
dry cleaners more headaches
than profit, it was learned here
One local woman, a victim of
fashion, tried to press a dress
of the new fabric, and she melted
the collar of the garment. No
other explanation could be given
except that the collar just went
up in thin air when the hot iron
was put on it.
A local dry cleaning establish
ment was consulted and the
garment was pressed "cold" by
So, now, the cleaners and
pressers have to take careful
pains to find out what each gar
ment is made of before pressing,
or they might find the dress made
a quick disappearance while
in the press.
What kind of weather do you think
we will have this winter?
The question seems to be under dis
cussion. Weather prophets' in this
vicinity are making predictions that
in these .delightful September days,
with just enough erlspness m the
morning and evening to make life
perfect make cold shivers run down
-That we are heading into om of
the longest and (oldest we hav teen
The Siaie Highway and l'liblic
Works Commission started work on
Monday morning on the three mile
stretch from Suco (Jap road to Fie Ton
location of the pro-j
altitude 5,000 feet!
which will be opened next May by
Mr. and Mrs. Thos. W. Alexander,
former operators id' Calaloochec
ranch, in ihe (Jnat Smoky Mountains
National Park area.
Mr. Alexander recently purchased
a 1.000 acre tract of land adjoining
the park on the northwestern side of
the Cataloochee divide. 13 miles
(J'rom Waynesville, from Verlin A.
Campbell, including what is known as
Fie Top, so called from .John Fie,
who owned the property for nearly a
Three hundred and fifty acres of
the land is cleared, and said to be of
unusual fertility, while the remain
der is in umber. The new owners
plan to leave the great part in forest
and part of the cleared boundary will
he used as a range for cattle and
bell will he
he built nearby, making
luodation for at least ';
riCERS OF AMERICAN
EGION AND AUXILIARY
TO BE INSTALLED
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fain? , WIln we
fn n tav,i, , naiisaccea in
tT?ecUve meeting place.
tion of St Wl11 be the in-
"n of officers nf tha
is up to now.
en are eagerly await-
weeks issue of The
ort V3S heseed by his
JdnV ' "chared tney
in on , . :
'pt today, the feature
found on page two.
County Teachers To
Hold First Meeting
The first meeting of the teachers of
the schools of the county of the cur
rent school year will be held at 10:00
o'clock on Saturday morning, in the
auditorium of the Central Elementary
school, according to an announcement
by Jack Messer, county superintend
ent of education.
The theme of the program will cen
ter around educational guidance. A
devotional" period ...conducted by the
Rev. J. S. Hopkins, pastor of the
First Baptist church, will open the
meeting, with special music by Miss
Mildred Medford. Announcements by
Mr. Messer, will precede a brief bus
Thomas Erwin will talk on "Aims
of tiroeram of the year." Mrs. Paul
ine Goodson will discuss "Guidance in
Technique of Reading." Mrs. Hilda
Haliburton will speak of "Guidance in
Thoroughness in School Work." Miss
Mildred Crawford will talk on "Guid
ance in Selecting Reading Material.'
Miss Mary Davis will discuss "Guid
ance in Forming General School
M. H. Bowles, superintendent of the
Waynesville district schools, will talk
on "Guidance in Selecting Courses in
High School." Miss Mildred Rogers
will discuss "Guidance in Selecting
Extra School Activities."
in many a day, and the signs:
That 'he hulls on the ws lnut
have not '.een as thick in years.
That the squirrels and woodchucks
have made an early sturt getting n
their supply of nuts.
That the buttoi ill 's left us much I
too soon, j
That the early movements of the l
migratory fowls going South are a I
sure indication. I
That the muskrats already have
a coat of fur that usually
That the wooly worms are all
sporting fur coats that might be the
envy of any woman.
That the yellow jackets are
building their nests in the ground.
That the cattle have not had
such heavy fur coats in years.
That the bees are making early
preparations for winter. They arc
raising their winter brood, the earliest
one bee keeper in the community has
ever seen. Thev are storing pollen
in thrifty quantities. j
That we'll have a snow for every i
fog in August and there were seven, i
-That the shucks on the coin are ,
many and thick. 1
And that you better search the1
attic for red flannels and "long one"
if you have them.
Personally, this reporter don't i
believe in the signs. Do you? '
barn built by Mr. Camp
converted into the main
with sixteen rooms ami
Three guest cabins will
l total accom
5 guests, At
a later dale there will be additions
which will take rare of fifteen more
guests. A cottage' of six rooms and
I two baths is also being biiill for the
I helpers at the ranch. Stables to house
J 2h or more horses w ill be built before
A water system is now under con
struction with a .1,000 gallon reser
voir on top of . one of the high peaks,
which will be piped down to the de
velopment. A Delco system will
furnish lights for the buildings.
Logs and rocks will be used in all
the construction of buildings, keeping
everything about the place as rustic
as the surroundings. The furnishings
of the interiors will be simple, but
every convenience w ill be provided for
the guests, with special attention
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, i iivii i.w j;mmi ut-un nun juiiu.
7Ue WeGtUel defiant
II. M. HALL, Official Observer
Matron Service For
As A WPA Project
The office of the county board of
education has been notified that ma
tron service for rest rooms in the
public schools of the county, through
WPA, has been approved.
The project will operate throughout
the county. There is no budgetary
appropriation of this service and no
regular employed personnel will be
The county board of education is
sponsoring the project and have bee"
given the- legal authority to opera ic
in the schools involved.
located our ranch in Haywood
I county for several reasons," said Mr.
I Alexander, when asked why he chose
I "First .we think we have the best
j site in Western North Carolina for
our ranch, and we like to live in Hay
i wood near Waynesville. After five
I years at Cataloochee we know what
good markets you have for meats,
fresh vegetables and fruits."
The former owner, Mr. Campbell,
has farmed the cleared land for years.
The greater part has been planted in
Irish potatoes,' which grow to an
enormous size on Fie Top. turnips,
corn and oats. This year his crops
j have included 2,500 bushels of pota
toes, 100 stacks of hay, 1,500 bushels
of oats, and large quantities of turnips
land rutabagas. A large portion of
; the farm will continue to be culti
jvated, and Mr. Campbell has signed
a contract as manager of the farm.
! Mr. and Mrs. Alexander started
j Cataloochee Ranch in the park area in
1932 and for five years leased the
j (Continued on back page)
! SENATOR Wm. .SMATHERs"
Water Rates Reins
Worked Out Ry An
Expert, Report Soon
Oliicials of Waynesville, Hazel
wood and Lake Junaluska have
held a series of meetings and con
ferences this week with W. H.
N'ewelle, water rate expert, who
is here to make an analysis of
the local water situation in regard
The whole matter has been dis
cussed with representatives of
the three communities, but the
formal report has not vet been
Mr. Newelle works under the
jurisdiction of the North Caro
lina League of Municipalities,
and was brought here by Way
ville. No date has been set as
to when he will make his com
plete and final report and recom
mendations! Mrs. Alley (Jives .
Original (iavei To
Mrs. Doyle D. Alley, presented to
the North Carolina Young Democratic
Clubs, at their -meeting last week in
Durham, the original gavel of the
Young Democratic Clubs of America,
for permanent possession.
The gavel was used back in 1927
when the national organization came
into being as a result of the efforts
of Tyre Taylor, of Raleigh and Wash
ington, who was the organizer of the
clubs in North Carolina.
Mrs. Alley is the widow of the late
Doyle D. Alley, a former president of
the state clubs, and has herself been
an active member of the organization.
Proposal Of I'YVA To' Ho Put To
Voters Of Two Towns; Ofl'or
(iiit Of iri()(,22;'
Arthur Francis Is
In Raptist Church
Arthur Francis, son of Mr. and Mrs.
C. C. Francis, was ordained as a min
ister at the Katclilf ("owe Itaptist
church Sunday afternoon in an im
Conducting the ceremony of ordi
nation were the following niinislrs:
the Rev. Frank Lealherwood, moder
ator of the Haywood llaptist Asso
ciation, who .spoke on the Christian
ministery; the Rev. W. M. Gerald, I
pastor of the Clyde Baptist, church,!
who led the ordination prayer; the
Key. Oder Harnett, pastor of the Rat- I
eliir Cove Baptist church, who pre-i
seiitod the Bible, and the Rev, .1. S. j
Hopkins, pastor of the WaynKsville j
Baptist church, 'who delivered the)
Mr. Francis graduated from thei
Waynesville Township High school in
1931, and completed his four years'
course this spring at Wake. Forest
Between sunrise and sunset Fri
day, the voters of Waynesville will de
cide whither they are to authorize
their officials to accept a direct gift
.from the Public Works Adniinistra
jtion for $100,27 which represents 11
per cent of the cost of constructing
a sewer line from Hazelwood to a
I point below Lake dunaluska.
j To get the gift of $100,227. the
town of Waynesville must issue bonds
I amounting to $8(1,000, which can be
i had at four per cent interest over a
. period of thirty years.
The voters on Friday will also de
;cide on a similar issue, of installing
an adequate water system, w hich
(calls for $03,41-1 in bonds, with an
I other gift of $27,3,10 from PWA.
j On Tuesday of nex( week, the voters
of Hazelwood will go to the polls and
I vole on the issuance of $:);, ,100 in
I bonds for their part of the const rue
itjon of the sewer line, which would
j remove all sewage of the two com
munities from Ruhland Creek and
The Waynesville voters will cast
their voles at the court house, in the
i main oilier of the health department.
! '1 he election oliicials are Frank Fer
guson, registrar, and Henry Caddy
and darvis Campbell judges.
I Hazelwood will vole al the town
There are about 1,000 qualified
voters in Waynesville, and yesterday
a light vote was predicted, with an
estimate of 3.10 being the general
opinion of those who have followed
local voting for many years.
It will take about an hour to count
the votes after the lolls close at
The proposal made by PWA calls
for the letting of the eon! i act for the
work before November 4th, with
jietual const rui't.ion underway be
fore January first.
The recent new law makes it inand
atory for the voters to decide on tin
issuance of bonds for this work, and
also, i! was a part of the stipula
tion made by PWA when the appli
cation was made over three years
ago, although just granted in August.
Judge F.-.E. -Alley
To Preside Over
Sept. Term Court
The September term of the Hay
wood county superior court will con
vene on. Monday the I!th, with Judge
Felix K. Alley, presiding.
According to W, (J. Byers, clerk of
the superior court, a light docket is
scheduled for this term, with only
tweiiTy-nine cases to be tried.
It has been announced that all un
contested divorce eases will be heard
nt the convenience of the court.
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ON VISIT TO PARENTS: s u, V-h..! .. . 7. n
' " - v., .... . ... , ..111,., villi. 1 l I I .
and son, J. I!.,
lantic City for
Mrs. William Smathers
have arrived from At
a visit with the form
Dr. and Mrs. B. F
KN ROUTE TO SEATTLE
Harry Whisenhunt, of Hazelwood,
left for Seattle, Wash., last week,
where he will enter Seattle Univer
ity again this year.
His brother, Dick, Jr., entered at
Brevard College this week.
10 . '-':
' '. 85
:. '- 82
Mean for week -
High for week .......................
Low for week - -
Above September normal .......
Precipitation for week -
Prpcinitation since Sept. 1st
Exact September normal - ...r0.00
"Do you think Roosevelt should run, Dr.: E. W. Gudser "By all means
for a third term as President?"
- T. J. Cathe?:. County auditor
"Regardless of my admiration for
President Roosevelt, I do not approve
his running for a third term."
Grover C. Davis, Attorney "Ap
prove of Roosevelt's running for a
third term., The world is turned up
side down just now. And we need
someone in this country to lead U3
who has the courage to do things."
It. C. McBride, .Merchant "No
not think it would be wise at
Frank M. Davis i-Y'es, I think so,
and I believe he will and if he does I
think he will be elected although he
has made some mistakes, we should
compare the good he has done with his
mistakes and vote accordingly.
J. C. GalusheDepends entirely on
conditions at the time of election.
District Meet Of Kaplist
Unions On Next Sunday
The Baptist Training Unions of thc
Waynesville district will hold their
quarterly, meeting at the Waynes
ville Baptist church on next Sunday
afternoon at 2:30 o'clock.
All the churches in the district are
asked to send a good representation to
the meeting along with their pastors.
Plans are to have Miss Mabel Staines,
of Asheville, to attend the meeting.
Churches in the district include,
Allen's Creek, Barbersville, Dellwood,
Fairview, Hazelwood, Hemphill, Oli
vet, Pleasant Balsam, Rate-lift" Cove,
Waynesville, and Richland Chapel.
The following program has been
arranged for the afternoon: The theme
will be "Witnessing for Christ." A
levotional period with special music
will open the meeting, followed by
roll call of the churches.
Talks on "A Church Witnessing"
through preaching, through teaching,
through training and through living,
and "Every Christian a Witness for
Christ," will be made. The afternoon
will close with a playlet.
Homecoming Will He
Observed At liethel
will be observed
at Bethel. Methodist
Dr. and Mrs. J. M. Terrell, mission
aries to Brazil, will be the guest
speakers. Mr. Terrell was reared at
Bethel and entered the ministry from
the local Methodist church..
There will be all day sri vices with
dinner on the grounds.
P. V. Massey, of Robbinsvillr, who
formerly resided here, is spending
several days in the county visiting
Mr. and Mrs. Francis Dewey Mes
ser announce the birth of a sKin, Rich
ard Keith, on August the 30th, at their
is a , new feature which is
being started in this week's
i.-'sue. Pages eight and nine
are devoted to news, illus
trations and advertisements
that will prove profitable to
all home owners, and pros
pective builders and re