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Published In The. County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance oj The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
WAYNESVILLE, N. O, THURSDAY, JANUARY 11, 1940
$1.50 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
II O N T S
I lie Jackson Day dinners have
te and gone, the purpose of
was to start the "sap rising"
e enthusiasm of all good Dem
t 1940 Dolitki is at the
jjrier, ready for the bugle that
ilk begin, what is claimed by
fcy to be one of the hottest
'es in decades. The president,
gadcasting from the "top"
Jber held at the Mayflower Ho
wl at $100 a plate, was in his
ial pleasant mood on Monday
''"'ht, and brought home many a
,'tJit not only to his own party,'
Siittrmed his "old fashioned phil-
jihy." "Life begins at forty.
fif they are speaking of politics,
vaB who. are in the inside of
ogs would say, "strife begins in
od;.HV-y.V;,; v.. . . v
mt'liich brines up the important
Jij wishing to give' its young cit-
i S an opportunity to express
0tir views in public affairs per
dp. 1 an organization. Tha age
Lit has been forty, with many an
jtster, who could , "speak the
Fe language" " of the "young
s," sliding in to join the girls
Ml boys. Now -it seems that the
Istion has come up, as to the
disability of . allowing anyone
for SO to be a "young Democrat,'
Q; it is . claimed there are "fev
pd rberala". under SO,
Ifter -generation is said to create
'ki uosphere outgrown by Younff
a, and is thereby hampering
r proper political growth.
V Mr.t Roosevelt is still ask-
.Consms fer large suma - of
Wey, r t ir ring a "gradual tap-
: "" 1 it lek. like ffw
.-...Hft wwle -lt w W
ii at -r't uu .corners, will on-
J the average layman and , taxi been athered for industrial
UCWer are concerned. Biggest single a"a 'wenltiftal interests, and
t&OO.OOO.OOO for national defense 1 .4 3 sectlon w" featured in public
ef items are: work relief pro-1 lty campa,gns'
Es)grams $900,000,000; . public Highway work, and in co-opera-?!rks
and investments $1.100.000.-' tiolwjth officials of the Smoky
... pensions, retirements and as-' Mountains National Park and Pis-
stance $2,200,000; regular oper-iah National Forest
t, .pg expenses, $1,000,000,000,
ivi,r. - - -
rom all reports Vice President
amer is lapping up any suereres-
jj.jn that he run for president,
ret milk. His advocates are Ray, Jr. George A. Brown, Jr., Mrs.
, frying on his campaign at this
jjige by telling some homely sto
. about the 71-year-old.
;i;(pyhile on the other hand Secre-
ry oi ctate, Hull, 68, is disclaim- L. N. Davis and W. A. Bradley
f presiaenuai ammtions, and
krtily denies knowledge that Mr.
..Wsevelt had "tapped" him as
White Hou:e choice for the
It waa the hope of the solons, as
',y gathered on Capitol Hill,
im Florida to Maine, from Cali
vTrnia to New York, and from the
Jr corners the U. S. A. to have
Jtort session and get back home
h plenty of time to "tend gar-
i" in thpil KafJr vint Vnf thin..
iOCkill? fl hit ftilTrrn-. fmm lflfonaa
tfrent reports. House Minority
r - . ... . ..vul BWUi.Ml
kder, Martin ha5
plenty of action and battling."
.Jfcator Barkley has admitted,
lit if . 4. U.
trover- S t . "at tne autnomies telt that it was
-nnA rAim4iT ! When MondaT Tived a heavy
- j t UiiU VAlUIllj I snow covered the highways, making
r prntc PoiCAfl lft '." for the school buses
.vtldlO IVdlacU tO covey the children to and from
1 f - "-r.nT Tinxr rtlinf rt I the 8chools. fron the rural sections,
Irhe c-f 'a for the Jackson Day
r.er f r Haywood county has
n r&k tid according to John D.
t fkin, Jr., chairman for the Jack-
Day dinners of North Carolina,
aywood county was one of the
? counties in the state to raise
r fu'l quota. Fourteen other
' 3 exceeded their quotas.
n. Crown, of Clyde, was
n and Mrs. Oral Yates, of
J "'.'.le, route 2, was co
j of the Jackson Day din
I tee in Haywood county.
( . Brown and Mrs. Yates
.in their praise of the
i co-operation shown by
ats in Haywood in he!p
'J! he. funds for the cam-
J. W. Killian President
Chamber of Commerce
Board Names Owner Of Laun
dry. Plana For 1910 Will
Be Made Friday Night
J. W. Killian wa$ elected presi
dent of the Chamber of Commerce
Tuesday night at the first meeting
of the 1940 board of directors.
Mr. Killian succeeds Dr. S. P. Gay.
The new directors heard reports
from the treasurer and the secre
tary, both of which were gratify-
The organization reported ca?h
on hand, with all bills paid, and
with $300 in unpaid 1939 pledges
still on the books.
The new directors heard a de
tailed report from J. Dale Stent,
secretary, in which he pointed out
the vast detail of office work done,
ption "liow young is a young wgemer . witn me numerous civ;c
"mocratt" The Democratic par-1 projects sponsored by the Cham-
Der oi commerce during the year.
President Killian has called a
special meeting of the board for
Friday night, at which time a
secretary and a treasurer will be
named, and a general program for
1940 will be completed.
Mr. Killian said yesterday that
he would give, unselfishly of his
time to the work of the organiza
tion, and that he was particualrly
proud of the board of directors,'
with whom he is to work this year.
Mr. Killian is owner and mana
ger of the Waynesville Laundry,
and hag been a life-long resident
of thij community, ... Ha takes an
active interest fo fJvio and busi
Mr. Stents, in part, said that
the general routine of tha office in
itself ia enough to take no moat
Of: . tire, ,iiawerin kttorB
and giving information to the bun
flreds who call at the' office. Data
bensa item next vear a, rprnm-Jc,08e contacts kept with the state
faded by Mr. Roosevelt would be ' d.vertl8,n' department in which
ms $1,300,000,000; agricultural 1 Much work was done regarding
The text of the secretary's re
port will be given in full next week.
The 1940 board of directors,
elected last November', are: R. L.
Prevost, Harry Lee Liner, J. W,
w o uungijr cat over a uuwi oiiR.unan, w tiush Massie. fJhas. E,
J. M. Long, Paul Hyatt, Clayton C.
Walker, M. D. Watkins, M. H
Bowles, W. L. Hardin, Jr., Dr. S.
P. Gay, N. W. Garrett, C. N. Allen,
Long Time This
Year For Students
The Waynesville district schools
were re-opened on Tuesday of this
week following an extended holi
day from December the 15th and
lasting through the 9th of Janu
ary,, due to unforeseen circum-
January the 2nd, the date set for
re-opening the schools, found such
a large number of cases of influ-
' : ? !f j. t. i. ' iuiiS me sunooi cnuaren,
pi aia:j it is aroinar to ho nl.i . ... .. .. . '
' 'J m.vts so tne Holidays were prolonged
' lone dav lonrer.
IN LOOKING OVER THE COUNTY
GETS A FEW THINGS OF COUNTY-WIDE
INTEREST OFF HIS MIND WITH LETTERS
T. L. BramletV Alderman, 1 . t '
In Charge of Streets,
Dear Mr Bramlett:
The street department, under
your direction, did a good Job of
sanding and cleaning the streets
during the past .week-end of .mow
and ice. Ton used every precan-,
Fall Off, While
A Comparison Of Kay wood.
County Records For Past
Two Years Reveal Trend
Matrimony appears to have had
hard sledding in Haywood County
during the year just closed, if a
comparison of the marriags re
cords of the past two years in the
office of the register of deeds and
the divorce records of 1938 and
1939 in the office of the clerk of
the court are indicative of the
status of the holy state in Hay
wood. In 1938 there were 291 marriage
licenses sold in this county offset
by the granting of twenty-five
vorces. In 1939 there were only
158 marriage licenses sold, but the
records show that , 36 divorces
The drop off in marriage licens
es is noted on the records after,
1939, when the new law requiring
health examinations and certifi
cates by the contracting parties, as
passed by the North Carolina Leg.
iilature of last year, went into tf
fect. It does not mean that there
have been only 158 couples mar
ried in the county, but that the
couples sought other states for
the scene of their nuptials, that do
not have restrictions in granting
546 Cases Were
ried In Mayors
Court In 1939
Records Show An Increase Of
52 Cases Over Number
Tried In 1938
Judging from the number of
cases brought to trial before the
mayor's court during the past year
as compared to the number of
1938, the law enforcement officers
are improving on their job or
there are more law breakers in the
The number of persons appear
ing at the courts, held in the city
hall on Mondays, Wednesdays and
r nuays or each week, for 1939
show an increase of 62 over the
same period of 1938.
The records for 1938 by months
were as follows: January 36. Feb
ruary 27, March 51, April 65. May
34, June 18, July 48, August 56,
September 36, October 56, Novem
ber M, December 32; making i
total of 494.
Appearing in the city court dur.
ing 1939 were the following um-
Ders: January 39, February 32.
March 46, April 39, May 63. June
o, juiy oo, August 44, September
71, October 46, November 29, De-
cemoer w, making a total of 646.
inere were more persona tried
in the mayor's court in the month
of September, 1939 than in any
montn m tne given neriod and
June, 1938, with 18 persons brought
up ior trial, marks the lowest
number in the two years.
Mrs. u. farmer and son. Joe.
spent tne week-end in Bryson City
Mrs. Richard N. Barber. Jr. and
young daughter left durinir the
week for Griffin, Ga., where they
will spend a month as the guests
of the former's parents," Mr. and
Mrs. W. W. Norman
tion to prevent. accidents, and to
make traveling as safe as possi
b'e both for motoristy and pedes
trians.!: As soon as your crews get over
this rush, I would suggest that
you see the person in charge of
the. building; where : the recent
(Continned on page 2)
n II C ; ' 'jit
r" a J
At the annual meeting of the stockholders of the First National
Bank here Tuesday, J. E. Massie (left) and Glenn Palmer (right)
were named directors. Mr. Massie owns theatres here and in other
towns in this part of the state, and one in Tennessee. Mr. Palmer
is a successful farmer and dairyman, and was a member of the 1939
Construction Of Rural
Electric Lines Depends
On Getting More Patrons
213 More Lodged
In Jail In 1939
Than Year Before
November Wat High Month
For Two-Yeaf Period With
The Haywood Cowity jail has
been a more popular lodging place
during 1939 than it proved to be
in 1988, according to the records
kept in the office of Sheriff Kobt.
V. Welch. ;
The figures show that there were a drive for light applications and
635 prisoners in 1938 while in 1939 . rights-of- way.
there were 848, making an increase A meeting of committeemen was
during the past year of 213. As held in the county agent's office
most of the prisoners were confined last Saturday, and plans were
for drunkenness certain trends in made for securing additional ap
t he times and county-wide condi- plications. It is very definite that
tiong are evident. line can and will be constructed
The number of prisoners lodged in the spring; however, it will be
in jail by the month in 1938 were necessary to exclude Certain areas
as follows: January, 41, February, where only a few people have indi
70, March. 46, April, 43. May, 46, cated their interest.
June, bb, July, 4, August, M,
September, 33, October, 61, Novem- Clyde section extending into Thick
ber, 72, and December, 60; makirg ety and down the river to the
a total of 645 prisoners held in the Hyder Mountain road where the
jail during the year. I
The figures for 1939 were as
follows: January 65, February 70,
March 73, April 43, May 76, June
73, July 83, Augutt 71, September
89, October 55, November 92, Do-
cember 58; making the total for
1939 848. I
As noted November of 1939 ''
marked the largest number of pi-is-'
oners lodged in the county jail dur-
ing one month, in the period cov-
ering the last two years.
Th word how a snrnrisinar
number of repeaters, some appear
ing time after time in one month,
and month after month.
Shows Gain Of
$45,000 In 1939
Stockholders Will Hold Annual
Meeting Tuesday Night To
Elect Officers 1
Assets of the Home Building and
Loan Association are over $45,000
more than last year, according to
financial statement published
in today's issue of thi newspaper
by the secretary-treasurer, S. H.
Undivided nrofHs show a gain of
almost $2,500, while the mortgage
loans are about $63,000 more than
the 1938 statement showed.
Installment stock Jumned from
$116,774 in 1938 'to $153,873 for
The association shows their as
sets as being $350,568.53.
The annual meeting of the stock
I holders wi'l be held Tuesday niirht
in the association's offices, at which
'time officers for the coming year
will be elected.
Of First National
Committees Making Renewed
" Efforts To Get More Sub
scribers In Rural
More applications ror electric
ity are needed in certain sctiont
of the proposed electric lines in
the county, if the project is to be
approved by the Rural Electrifi
cation Administration" i Washing
ton it has been learned."
Harry Dewar,' engineer from
Charlotte, has just completed the
first survey of maps and is hold
ing these man and other fnfnrmn.
I tion in order to oriv nnm tinu fnr
The proposed lines include the
line would fork; one branch going
over Hyder Mountain and seiving
Crabtree and upper Fines Creek
and the other branch extending
down the river and into Iron Duff
where the line Would divide and
one branch going to lower Fines
Creek by way of Panther Creek
- section and the other into Jonathan
Creek and down to Liberty church,
If more signers for electricity
are not secured, it will be necessary
to cut out some of these areas. At.
vvnunuea on page I)
872 Children Were
Born In Haywood
County In 1939
Births On Increase and Deaths
On Decrease Shown In
According to reports handed
into the local health department,
there were 118 more births in Hay
wood County during 1939 than in
1938 and 16 fewer deaths in the
same period. .:. ;.' J..'.
A singular fact noted in the re
port is that the month of October
a a a num.D V
births and deaths during the two
. . nnn . 1 . t . f
The record of births by the
month for 1938 was as follows:.
January 44, February 88, March
77, April 67, May 89, June C3,
July 54, Augu:t 63, September 45,
October 63, November 64, and De
cember 57; making a total of 754
births for the year. . ' r
The record for 1939 showing a
total of 872 births were a follows:
January 64, February 74, March
64. April 72. May 62. June 83.
July 76, August 72, September 68,
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Jonathan Woody Heads
First National Bank Here
. Takes First Day
Of Civil Court
Judge Rousseau's Illness, De
lays Opening Of Court
Here Two Days
The January term of civil court,
which had been set to convene
here on Monday, was delayed start
ing until yesterday morning on
account of the illness of Judge J. A.
Rousseau, of North Wilkesboro,
oresiding judge, who is recover
ing from an attack of influenza.
The trial docket was expected
to be cleared by Thursday, had
court opened on scheduled time, but
in view of the two day? delay, court
attaches stated yesterday that in
all probability court might be ex
tended into next week.
Evidence of the plaintiff in the
case of Grant . Pressnell against
Harry Lee Liner and others, with
the former asking for 15,000
damages, took up the entire day.
Mr. Pressnell. who is said to
have been injured the first of Sep
tember, 1938, while alighting from
a car at the southern entrance of
the Haywood County Hosoital.
when struck by a truck allegedly
owned by Harry Lee Liner and
uuitrn, tuugm ig prove perms-
nent injuries. Dr. Doke. of New -
port, lenn., physician of the plain
tiff, testified that his patient had
received ' injuries from which he
might never' recover
". Testimony will be offered by the
defense today and court attaches
were of the opinion late yesterday
afternoon that the case would take
up the better part of today.
" ' The only case disposed of yeeteT-
day was the granting of divorce
to Mrs. Nannie Pickens from C. M.
Good Congregations Reported
At First Meeting Of Ten
Weeks Loyalty Crusade
The Haywood County Ministerial
Association held a luncheon meet
ing on Tuesday to check tip on the
iniuai ounaay or tne ljoyalty Cru
sade, which was started last week
in the thirty churches participating
in the event in the county.
All the churches in the towns
reported, as good, or better a -tendance,
despite the fact that the
heavy snow storm which made
traveling difficult, would ordinari
ly keep people at home.
In some cases cnurcnes reported
a fifty per cent gain in attendance,
according to Rev. O. C. Landrum.
pastor of the Presbyterian church, i
oi nazuwood, and president of the
Ministerial Association of the
Miss L. Edwards
rp Hrll o 1 I'
10 IVlllJS ftCnOOl
Teacher For Past 14 Years In
Local High School Goes
To Baptist Orphanage
Miss Louise Edwards, who has
taught home economics in tha
Waynesville Township High school
for the past fourteen years, is be
ing transferred by the state de-1 8
partment of vocational education 1
to the Mills School of the Baptist 8
urpnanage at Thomasvil e. .
The crhnnl wViih .Int.
ltoined has a department similar to
that of the ,oca, hi?h -s(;hool RTld, ,
' m J!luu-
Miss Edwards will have the same
type of work there as here. (
Mis3 Edwards came to Waynes-
vine in August, 1925, and has made .
many friends throughout the coun-i
ty Hu-'" her connection with the
local Bchool. ,
It was learned yesterday from
M, H. Bowles, superintendent of
the Wayne-ville district echools,
that Miss Edwards' successor had .
not as yet been named, but that
miss towards would remain in
town until she arrived in order to
go over the work with her.
H. Way, Jr., Named Vice
President-Cashier; J. R.
Boyd Chairman Board
Jonathan H. Woody, recently of
Atlanta, but formerly of this sec
tion, was elected president of the
First National Bank at the annual
meeting held here on Tuesday of
the stockholders of the institution.
Mr. Woody succeeds J. R. Boyd,
prominent in financial affairs in
the county, who has been presi
dent of the bank since 1911, when
the First National and the Com
mercial Bank were consolidated.
At the time of the merging of tha
two institutions, Mr. Boyd was
serving as Cashier of the latter.
J. R. Boyd was elected chairman
of the board of directors, and will
continue actively connected with
the bank. In speaking of h re
tirement from the presidency of
the institution to a representative
of The Mountaineer yesterday, Mr.
"I wish the bank every success.
I expect to continue to stand by
the First National and feel confi
dent that the affairs of the bank
will continue on the same sound
basis that it has been operated
upon in the past."
At the meeting on Tuesday the
board of directors was increased
from five to seven members, the
i po8ed of J- R- Boyd, chairman, L.
newiy elected Doara Deing com-
N. Davis, J E. Massie, Glenn C.
Palmer, J. Wilford Ray, J. H. Way,
Jr., and Jonathan Woody. ,
Mr., Woody was laudatory in, his
comments on the newly elected
board( ' of directors of the First
National Bank, arid said that he
felt the bank had at this time one
o - the strongest boards in the
personnel "of Its -members in its
history, to direct the policies of
J. H. Way, Jr., who has the
longest record of service with the
bank, started to work for the in
stitution in the summer of 1910
and has served as cashier for the
past 21 years, was elected Vice
president and re-elected cashier.
Jim Noland, who was elected
assistant cashier of the bank in
1936, and who has also had pre
vious banking experience, was re
elected to that office.
Mr. Woody, the newly elected
president, is a native of this cuui -ty,
son of "Uncle" Steve Woody,
of the Cataloochee section, now in
his 88th year, a well known and
beloved citizen of the county.
Mr. Woody was educated in the
Waynesville schools, the Western
Carolina Teachers College, and
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For 1939 Made
Gain Over 1938
The general improvement in
business conditions locally was re
flected in the total receipts of the
Waynesville post office, according
to Postmaster J. Harden Howell
in speaking of the past year.
In 1939 the total receipts of the
post office amounted $25 170.43,
.1 t i . .
wn,ie l"e year oeiore in laas, the
feceipts totaled $22,318.69, show
ing a gain oi $2,851.74.
7Ae IVecMteA Aepott
H. M. HALL, Official Obrvr
Min 7:30 a. m. Prec
-' 13 "
Mean for week
Mean for 7:30 a. m
Hih for week
L,ow tor week ... ..... V'
Below January normal ... ........ .16.yJ
Precipitation for week .......0.34"
Precipitation since Jan. 1st .0.34"
Below January normal , ...0.87"
Deficiency for year .0.87
' Lowa t temperature 19395
Decembf r 8.
Lowest temperature 19384
Lowest temperature 1937 0