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FOURTHYEAR NO. 43
WAYNESVILLE, N. C, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27,1938
$1.50 IN ADVANCE IN COUNTY
vnesville To Vote On
$25,000 Bond Issue For
Municipal Building And Site
(dting WPA Project Ap
proved Before January 1st
Lvcmbi'i- 17 is the date that has
h set by the Waynesville board of
lenien calling lor an election on
i issuance of 25,000 in bonds, to
j An- the nurehase of nronertv
Itheiivction of a municipal build-
f he election has been called in order
It UK V rA application, u apjjrov-
will benefit the town by a 45 per
t rrant of the total cost of the
. j ah
ipeny lulu uuumiiik. tippuca-
have to be approved by January
mil officials felt that in order
pt the necessary legal proccSori
;of tne way, tnat tne election should
Held in November, soon after the
Ike town, some months ago, took
option on the property at the corner
East and Main Streets. It is on this
now occupied by Davis Brothers
tior Company, that the town expects
rect a modern citv hall, providing
frant and loan from the government
I be made before the finul dead-line
lae application has been in for seve-
Inonths, and while it was not stated
Wy.it is understood that the town
Wife have everv reason to bo-
kthat the project will be approved,
jtbey would not have called an elec-
i, which is required under present
'A and PWA grant, and loan pro-
Many Changes In
Rev. J. G. Huggin Returns Here;
Rev. John Carper Back At
job Car Torn
lUp When Driver
I Hits Hiway Posts
1 brand new Oldsmobile coupe was
frmiy demolished early Wednes
mg.when it crashed into highway
5 post, near Turpin's Chapel on
ke two occupants nf th ir
t and a woman, escaped uninjured,
:"ine scene before investigators
"2 A ea" to Newport revealed
"be car had been stolen earlier in
erag from Stokely Canning
now at Abel's Garage.
H um,P0RsibIe that the oc
Wcu'd have escaped without
t-uuc there not any
fc f one dl P f Wood was
Mthough every picce of gIass
1 r was shattered.
pern Are Being
Sought By Ray
Ray, J,.,, left T d
5 o confer with officials in
nard,g a government
, stera. Mr. Rav in
ibSn f Bard f Health
'.""n insistent that th
"r system , "--'ocal
need, adeqnate t0
' hich Pin t t0 match the
foride. has been asked
ro bui have
Raff' S former,y c-
WnflU,ltt Stre, to the
I nor. "jai ice
tiST room! L.Set
L!!"t!y ""tailed modern
-uUlTf Oil U- . 1
At the closing session of ttn 4!)tli
annual meeting of the Western North
Carolina Conference of the Metho
dist Episcopal Church, South, held
last week in Charlotte, the following
list of ministerial appointments were
made, in the Waynesville district:
James G. Huggin, Jr., pastor of the
First Methodist church here, who has
sereved the congregation for one
year, wfls returned to Waynesville.
W. A. Rollins, who has been pie
siding elder of the Waynesville dis
trict for the past four years, will go
to (the First Method
Hickory, one of the largest churches
: u j t
in nie coiuercnce. Me wi iisniiin,, h;.:
duties on the first Sunday in No
vember. Not only the members of his
cnurcn but citizens of the town re
gret that the time limit make.'; it m.f-
essary to send M,r. Rollins to another
W. L. Hutching, a former pastor of
the. First Methodist church here, will
icium to town, as presiding elder of
the Waynesville district. The Rev.
Hutching had charge of the Alders
gate program which was sponsored
by the conference last year. Both the
Rev. Mr, Hutchins and Mrs. Hutchins
made many friends during their resi
Other appointments are:
Andrews, G. N. Dulin; Bethel, J. W
Blitch; Brevard, E. P. Billups; Bre
vard Circuit, to be supplied; Bry son
City, A. L. Ravk:
Kelly; Clvde. E. C.
c. Vj. Hetner; Crabtree, A. F. Phibbs;
Dellwood, C. O. Newell, (M. E.) Fines
Creek, G. L. Lovett, supply; Frank
lin, I. L. Roberts; Franklin Circuit,
li. S. Williams:' Havpiviii..' i n
Jonathan, J. D. Pyatt, supply; Juna-
lUHKa, J. ri . carper;" Macon, J. O.
Swaim: Murnhv. vn r u .
Murphy Circiut, J. A. Fry; Robbins-
vme, n. u. L,etevers; Sylva, A. P.
Ratledge; Wavnesvillp. .T a h;..'
Jr.; Webster. G A H.r,. .i...'
Whittier, C. L. Fisher, supply; Mis
sionary to Brazil, C. W. Clay; Pro
fessor at Rrevmvl rlln. v ri r
Brewer; District Missiontiry ' Secre
tary, W. R. Kelly.
The Speedwell church was taken
from the Cullowhee charge and placed
in that of Webster, being the only
change made in the distribution of
the churches, in the charge.
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HON. J. M. HROl'CHTON
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HON. WILLIS SMITH
These two Raleigh lawyers, will be
tlie iirincitial smaker of Hnvw.w-.
iwo democratic rallies next week. Mr.
Broughton will sneak ui Cntn .n
Monday night, and Mr. Smith- hero
Thursday night, .Complete details of
uie progi-Binjyjju found, pa. page
one of the second section.
New Fords Will Be
The now ln.'ly Fords will go on dis
play here Saturday' at Abel's C, a ihl'p.
local Ford dealers, featuring Lock
heed hydraulic brakes and distinctive
Albert Abel will attend a dealer's
meeting in Charlotte Friday, and be
back in time for the showing of the
cars' Saturday. '
TO HOLD MEET HERE
The t imo has come when tfu citizens of Haywood Coun-
i must realize the graveness of the mad dog situation.
Today, we are carrying the news t'hat 26 Waynesville
pei .sons were Ditton by a mad dog durine the nast few ,1:.
On September first, this newspaper carried the news about
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lour peapio oemg bitten, and 15 dogs killed as a safety meas
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luuowwi weeK, we editoralized the importance of
vaccinating all dogs over 6 months of age, which is re
quired by law.
As far as can be determined, not a single dog has been
vaccinated since the September first scare
There are 2,08(5 dogs listed for taxes in Ifavwood Comi
ty, and it is said that there are between two and three
thousand more not listed. After the forciroinir if i no,vi.
loss to cite the danger in this count' unless these dogs are
vaccinated against rabies.
IOyery dog owner owes it to himself, his family and
nis neigiibors to be sure that his dogs are properly vac
cinated each year. There has never been an active ram.
paign in this county to enforce the rabies law and a n
result there 'have been cases from time to time that might
nave been avoided.
The disease is remarkable in several narticulnrs es
pecially the period of incubation, which is more variable
and prolonged than any other acute infection and its high
mortality is practically 100 per cent. It enters the broken
skin and follows the nerve trunks from the injury to the
spinal cord, tnen.ee to the medulla and t'he brain. It. may be
six months after being bitten by a mad dog before the per
son will show any symptoms of rabies. Most cases of
.raoies occur during the spring and cold months, and not
during the "dog days" of July and August, as most people
The county health officer is required by law to appoint
rabies inspectors in each township in the county and these
a-ppointmenta 'have been made in Haywood. The inspector
is supposed to vaccinate every dog in his township, for
wnicn service he collects 50 cents, from tlie owner. The
name of the owner of the dog is turned over to the county
tax coljector. When the owner of the do pays his taxes,
the amount of the 50 cents is deducted from Wip nW Uiv'
It is said that the inspectors in Haywood have trouble in
making collections and naturally do notTfrel like bearing
the expenses themselves.
The time has come when Haywood County must rea
lize the necessity of enforcing this law, and making dog
owners abide by it to the letter. Public sentiment will ac
complish this needed enforcement
If we want our families and neighbors 'protected
against mad dogs, we will see to it tfhat the law is enforced.
Suppose the next child bitten by a mad dog is your
little boy or girl, what would your answer be?
District Bar Asso.
Clyde H. Ray, Sr., Sells Out
After 51 Years In Business
Sam Robinson, Canton attorney,
was elected president of the 20th iu-
dicial district bar association at the
annual meeting which was held in
Bryson City on Mondy night. James
Queen, son of Solicitor imd Mrs. John
M. Queen, was elected secretary of
Members of the Haywood county
bar attending the annual district
meeting were: William Medford.
Alvin Ward, John M. Queen, and
James yueen4 of Waynesville, and
Chester Coeburn. Sam Robinson. T.
A. Clark and Edwin Haynes, of Can
ROTARIANS TO HAVE
LADIES' NIGHT AFFAIR
Tonight in the Sunday School build
ing of the First Baptist Church, the
local Rotary Club will observe ladies'
C. N. Allen, is chairman of the pro
gram committee, and assisted by A.
P. Ledbetter and Jimmy Neal.
Waynesville has been selected as
one of the towns in which the Muni
"ipalities League of North Carolina
will hold fall meetings at which time
'egislative program will be discussed.
The date of the meeting here has
not been determined. The first meet
ing will be held in Wilmington on
CKNTRAL P. T. A. TO HOLD HAL
The Central Elementary School
Carnival, which was scehuled for to
night has been postponed until Mon
day night, October the .'1st. This is
an annual affair sponsored by the
school, at which time all the patrons
and pupils meet for a galla occasion.
By Hilda Way dwyn
'Yes, there have been many changes
"What affprt in vnti think th Wnpp-
H iur bill will have on general busi
ness conditions in the country?"
L. M. Richeson "I think it should
mnko for some: imnrovemrnt. on pencr.
all business conditions in Haywood
Harrv Lep Liner. Jr.. hookkepnev
of the Hill Billies, makers of wood
products, Lake Junaluska "I would
think that for the next few months
conditions would be affected by a
decline in manufactured products, but
after a time business will become
accustomed to the changes and handle
the situation in a satisfactory man
R. V. Erk, manufacturer "When
the law set a maximum 55-hour week,
our payroll dropped 25 per cent under
1937, when our men were allowed as
much over-time as they wanted dur
ing the fall season. Now that the
wage-hour bill is in effect with the
44-nour week, our total payroll will
drop another 20 per cent, or 45 Der
cent under f.he 1937 figure. In 1937
we were able to make shipments on
time. Under nresent restrictions uw
cannot do this. Our men will suffer
from reduction in pay envelope, and
we will lose orders accordingly. Our
nourly rates are in accordance with
the law. As to the question, "I don't
see how business conditions can be
improved when men get less."
in Waynesville, since I came here to
I live back in 18H7," said Clyde H. Ray,
I veteran merchant and business man,
(recently, retired, who for 51 years has
! been one of the leaderx in lw. v.,.
j; "In IW there were 350 people liv
j ing here. There were no paved side
l walks, no electric lights, no paved
j streets, no water system, and no tele
phones. Today we have all modern
(..improvements, yet the people of th
Itown are not as happy as they were
; fifty years ago. They lead more hur
;Hed and selfish lives," continued Mr
j "Waynesville will never be a city.
it nas not grown as fast as it should.
It has the same population that it had
ten years ago. New people have mov
ed here, but others have moved away.
But I do feel that the completion of
the Soco Gan Road will
to Waynesville, than anything that
can nappen t the present," said Mr.
"But with it all, Waynesville is the
finest place in the world to live Our
people and our climate can't be beat.
L.ire nas been pretty hard at times, and
full of trouble, but I have had a lot
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Puppy Bites Men,
Women And Children
Vaccine Received For Immediate
Treatment Of 2fi HiUen
Twenty-six persons, including
men, women and children were
bitten by a two months old pup
py between Sunday and Monday
night. The dog's head was sent
early Tuesday morning to (he
laboratory of the Sate Hoard of
Health by the local health de
partment, and a wire from Ral
eigh on Wednesday afternoon re
ported that the dog was mad.
The dog belonged to Glenn Hinns
and was such an eniracine- animal i.hnt
all the children in the neighborhood
ami those passing by wanted to play
with the puppy. He had been a
friendly dog until Sunday when the
owners noticed that he wunlnd in
snap and bite at those with whom he
came in contact. Thev itpw kiiih'-
eious of the dog, but he could not
He was not located until around 111
o'clock on Monday night near the
post office. He had bitt en Sam
Cube, who saw him bite two women
whom he did not know.
Dill Howell .has. the mate to th
puppy, from the same litter, which
also began to develop a tendency to
bite everyone in sight on Saturday
night. When the Howells went, t.n
church on Sunday momini' thev lnelti.,1
the dog in the basement of their home.
Upon returning they found the dog
had gotten out. He has not been seen
The followiiiL' is a list.
yesterday afternoon by the local
health authorities of the familm
which have been bitten by the dog,
with the number In each family desig
nated: Glenn Hion .1! .9iiinl.li.r
Underwood, 8; J. T. Rusaell, 1; S. H.
Keiley, l; a. C. Fugate. 1; W. C.
Medford. 5: Linwood Gr:.hl : Sam
Cube, 1; Mrs. L. E. Green, 1; Jim
Massie. 1: Mrs. Hnnn.r H
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Garland, 3; Chas. Ballentine, 1; James
Michael, (colored.) 1: Boh Gaddv. 1:
and the two unknown women.
Immediately upon rceeivinir the
message? from 'Raleigh, the local health
authorities ordered the rabies vaccine
from Asheville, the nearest point from
which it could be obtained. There
was only enough vaccine in Ashe
ville to treat twenty-five Persons, hut
additional vaccine lias been ordered
The twenty-live treatments came last
night and were distributed to the ner-
sons bitten, who will consult their
physicians for administration of the
The law requires that all dot's over
six months old be vaccinated for
rabies; While the. irunnv in question
was under the age limit, it was nec
essarily bitten by an older dog, that
should have been vaccinated, it- was
pointed out by the local health au-torities.
Miss Virginia Whitner. Mii -Rdmi.
bummerrow and Miss Ruth Summer
row spent last Sunday at Montreal
College, as the guests of friends.
7Ae IVetMt&i Report
II. M. II A IX, Official Observer
Oct. Max. Min. 7:30 Prec
20 79 42 50
21 (19 38 3h 0.1 1
22 57 27 2D
23 ;5 29 41
24 2 40 48 0.08
25 58 24 26 Frost
26 fil 24 25 Frost
Mean maximum . . ... C4.4
Mean minimum .. ... 32.0
Mean for week ....... ... 48.2
High for week .... ........79.0
Low for week 24.0
Below Oct. normal temperature 0.4
Precipitation for week .
Precipitation since Oct. 1st
iielow October normal
Precipitation for vear ..:
Deficiency for year ....... ....
First killing frost 1937 Oct. 15th,
with temperature of 23 degrees.
atday Is The Last Day To Register For The Election