The Waynesville Mountaineer
Published In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance oj The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
WAYNESVILLE, N. G, THURSDAY, JULY 11, 1940
11.50 In Advaaee la Haywood Aad Jackson Counties
Ur0 Gets 6 To 8
tars For Death Of
Two Stills Captured
Mfe Kay Enters Plea
jnflty Of Second Degree
ier On Wednesday.
3ER OF MINOR CASES
)SED OF BY COURT
Kay, indicted for the
of Helen Cherry, both color
Ered a plea guilty to second
murder and was sentenced
f prison for not less than 6
, Bore than 8 years yester
ternwn by Judge Wilson
k of Newton, who is prer
over the July term of mixed
;bich convened here on Mon-
and Helen Cherry are said
had a fight around 1 o'clock
tdnesday morning, June 26,
railroad crossing near Bran
it Kiiv claimed that he
know that the woman wa3
Ivhm he knocked her down,
was reported at the time of
Itged murder that the wo
body showed signs of having
everely beaten, which could
re been attributed to the fall.
f Warlick ordred the case
Kinsland and the Canton
of aldermen, versus J. D.
i, tax collector, for the town
ton, to be tried as the first
i the docket for the Scptem
m of court which will be for
? Warlick in denying a mo
ir the case' to be retired at
rm of court said that the
le court had virtually decid
case in favor of the plaintiffs
it was stated in the opinion
ie board of aldermen had a
0 dismiss an employee who is
institutional officer and du
d by the people.
it cases disposed of Since
y included the following:
Hemphill, charged with vio
of the prohibition law, was
d to pay the costs.
. Robeson, for driving drunk
led $50 and the payment of
ry Snyder, for driving under
fiuence of liquor, was fined
id required. to pay the costs.
Moody, for violation of the
itioh law, was fined $50 and
yment of the costs,
lk Caldwell, for larceny, was
si to jail for two years.
Rector, far breaking and
ig was given a suspended
' of two years.
Watts, for breaking and
ig was given two years of
il Hannah, charged with two
1 first with assault with a
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And Ga. State
k Davis, son of Mr. and Mrs.
1 C. Davis, who has recently
ted the course in dental
J at the Atlanta Southern
College, has been notified
e had passed the examina-
both the North Carolina
board and khe Georgia
xrd of dentistry.
'? Davis was graduated
;1)e local hiph action! in the
1934, following which he
f years at Davidson College.
fPnng he finished a four
Prse in dental surgery at
jf'iuta Southern Dental Col-
Grand Jury Asks
No Changes, As
They File Report
The grand jury's report, as made
by Judge Wilson Warlick yester
day did not carry a single recom
mendation. The jury reported that at the
county home, the roof was leaking
in one place, and the interior in
need of paint. A cracked plaster
on the third floor of the nurses
home at the hospital, constituted
the extent of building needs. The
report showed the court house, jail
and hospital in good, condition.
With 75 patients at the hospital,
35 of them charity, the report said j
"this created a crowded condition."
No other comment or suggestion
was made relative to the condition.
At the county home, there were
31 inmates. Fourteen were men,
6 women and 11 children, "all of
which seemed adequately cared for,"
the report showed.
"The jail was in good condition
and clean, with 30 inmates, 22
white men, 4 white women, 3 color
ed men and 1 colored woman. The
food seemed good, wholesome and
was served in a cleanly manner,"
the jury reported.
At the county home, the farm was
in good shape, they said, with 12
hams on hand, 600 bushels of corn,
one team of mules, 13 milk cows,
and 17 hogs. Sixteen acres planted
in corn, half acre in a good garden,
11 acres in wheat, 1 acre in cane,
15 in clover and the remainder in
J. R. Hipps, is forman of the
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On Platform Com
Senator William H. Smathers,
youngest son of Dr. and Mrs. B.
F. Smathers, and a native of
Waynesville, has been designated
as a member of the platform com
mittee for the Democratic Na
tional convention to be held in
Senator Smathers and his young
son, Ben F. Smathers, who cele
brated his 15th birthday on July
4th, will fly to Chicago on Friday
on the Transcontinental and West
ern Airways new Stratoliner. As
soon as the Senator reaches Chica
go he Will immediately begin his
work with Senator Wagner, of New
York, chairman of the platform
Pays Visit Here
After 36 Years
Marion Yarboro, a native of this
county, returned this week for the
first time in 36 years, from his
home in Olympia, Wash.
"I was afraid the west was more
progressive than my old home
state," he said, "but, after getting
here I find that North Carolina
has kept pace with the nation m
going forward." V
Mr; Yarboro is connected with
the Northern and Pacific Railroad,
and in five more years will retire.
"I would like to come back to
Western North Carolina to live
when I retire," he said.
He was a delegate to the na
tional Towrisend convention in St.
Touis and it was from there that
he came on to Wanesville.
"The Townsend movement is
vprv tomilar west of the Missis
sippi, but down in here there is
little talk of it. I can't under
stand that," he pointed out.
He plans to remain in this section
until July 20th.
Now At Toggery
M. Theodore McCracken, well
known throughout Haywood, has
accepted a position with The Tog
gery, in the men's department
For over 35 years Mr. McCrack
en was a merchant in Waynesville.
He sold his stock last summer.
Mrs. B. Frank Davis and son,
riorrnll irwnt the week-end in
Asheville as the guest of relatives.
County Tax Rate Remains At
$1.57, For $487,671 Budget
is the c i't I rill-nllon Copper still capture,! m live Hiiljsum
section within l,o weeUs. Shown with one still is (.onstable A . .
Hyatt, who paiiu-ipaUx! irr both ranis. One still and l!l Imriels ol
beer was "cut down" m the Dark Ridge section, in Jackson County, near
the Haywood line. Making this raid were Constable Hyatt, John Nor
ton, a Federal Agent, Hob Jenkins, Carl Bryson and K. Y. Hyatt. On
July 5th, another 50-gallon outfit was taken, in the Ashe eoniniuriity.
The raiders were Constable Hyatt, John Norton, Hob Jenkins, ("ail
Bryson and Standbury Jenkins.
William Ashe, (i(-year-old Jackson county man, was arrested this
week by John W. Edwards, chief deputy United. States niarshall, as
he lay in his sickbed at his home near Willetts and charged with owning
and operating an illegal still. Because of Ashe's condition, the deputy
returned to Balsam and brought back with him George T. Knight,
justice of the peace, who walked through the rain arid mud for three
miles to set bond for Ashe. The magistrate fixed Ashe's bond at $500,
for his appearance at a preliminary hearing on July 22 before United
States Commissioner W. T. Shelton m Waynesville.
Alcohol tax unit investigators said they found a still and several
gallons of non-tax-paid whiskey within a hundred feet of the rear
entrance of Ashe's home.
Program Of National De
fense, Greatest Ever Plann
ed liy Nation, Says Hardin
"Washington has been very tense,
but the people have adjusted them
selves to conditions mul things are
more settled now," said W. L. Har
din, secretary to Congressman Zeb
ulon V. Weaver, yesterday to a
representative of The Mountaineer.
Secretary Hardin arrived the
first of the week to spend a short
vacation here with Ins family.
Mr. Hardin enjoys the distinction
of bi'ing the dean of congressional -
secretaries in the capilol, having j if 111 PliniA
any other secretary.
"When the United States finish
is lis program of defense, the
world will see , a system un
dreamed of before, and no country
will have anything that can com
pare with it," he said.
"Congress has appropriated suf
ficient funds, $14,000,000,000 for
national defense and the brainiest
men in the country are making out
the program. AH industries are
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Tax Rate Will
Waynesville's tax rate for 1940
will remain at $1.70 per hundred
dollars, according to Mayor J, H.
The board has not officially
adopted the 1940 budget, pending
the annual audit, but the town of
ficials have studied the financial
needs and found that no changes
in the rate will be made.
The town met all of their fi
nancial obligations during the cur
rent yar, without having defaulted.
To Close Friday
All business firms of the
community will close from 4 to
6 o'clock on Friday afternoon,
according to Noble Garrett,
chairman of the merchants di
: Vision of the Chamber of Com
merce. This recess from business is
being taken at this hour so
that all persons may attend
the dedication of the marker
to commemorate the Confed
erate veterans of Haywood
County, which will be held on
the court house grounds by
the .Haywood chapter of the
Daughters of the Confederacy.
For Farm Tour
Farmers On Out-Of -State
Tour Will Leave Next
Seventy-five farmers have made
application to join the second an
nual "out-of-the-state" farm tour
to be made from this county under
the sponsorship of the county farm
agents, according to J. C. Lynn,
Reservations had been made for
a party of one hundred so there
are still twenty-five places left,
Mr. Lynn pointed out. ' The first
twenty-five to sign up this week
will be taken and have the advan
tage of the low rate of $12.00 for
the entire trip. Those making ap
plication after the hundred mark
is' passed will; have to pay slightly
more. : , :
This week a letter is going out
out from the county agent's office
to the business men of the county
asking them to join the farmers
in the tour. ,
Plans are to make the trip by
automobile, and the county farm
agents are requesting that any
Fall Terms Will
The schools of Bethel, Fines
Creek, and Crabtree are scheduled
to open for the fall term on Tues
day, July the llOth, according to an
announcement by Jack Messer,
county superintendent of education.
There are a few vacancies in the
faculties of the schools, which are
expected to be filled in the next
week or two, it was learned yesterday.
Rotarians Urged To
Seek Better Roads
For Rural Haywood
U. I). C Chapter
To Unveil Marker
Memorial On Court House
(Grounds Will Commemorate
The Haywood chapter of the
United Daughters of the Uonfedcr
acy will dedicate a; marker com
memorating the Confederate vet
erans of Haywood County on the
court house grounds at 4 o'clock
on Friday afternoon.
A number of prominent officials
of the North Carolina division of
the United Daughters of the Con
federaey have been asked to at
tend the dedication, including Mrs.
Lewis Kmmett Fisher, of Ashe'
ville, state president of the N. C
division. Mrs. Fisher will be in
troduced by Miss Robena MUler,
historian of the Haywood chapter.
Col. J. Harden Howell will make
the principal address of the after
noon. The Rev. J. G. Huggin, Jr.,
Castor of the First Methodist
church, will give the invocation
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Wild Boar Placed
In Plott Balsam
A pair of wild Russian boar, male
and female, were placed yesterday
in the Plott Balsam wild life area
by G. C. Plott, County game and
fish warden. Mr. Plott secured the
animals from Graham county.
The Plott Balsam area, which
comprises around 13,000 acres of
land, is under the co-operative
wild life farm game management.
Last year E. L. Meadows, one of
the six state, biologists; is in charge
of district number six, of which
Haywood county is a part organ
ized this area, which is owned by
several persons, last year.
There are certain restrictions
thrown around the area with which
both the owners and the public in
ceneral niun regard, in cases
where this program of wild life is
Heard, But Unseen
In spite of his blindness, P.
E. Beal, of Greensboro, at
tended almost every service at
his church for more than the
six years that the Rev. J. S.
Hopkins was pastor. Mr. Hop
kins js now pastor of the First
Baptist church here.
Last Sunday was the first
time that Mr. Beal ever saw
Not so long ago the Greens
boro man had an operation
and his sight was restored.
"I easily recognized your
voice . . ." he told his former
pastor as he looked him over.
Cannery To Buy
2 l-2c Per Pound
The cannery at Hazeelwood will
buy blackberries again this year,
it was announced yesterday by J.
E. Barr, general manager.
The price this year will be IVt
cents per pound for all that are
brought in in good condition, he
said. Broken or damaged berries
cannot be handled.
Berries are now turning, and it
is expected with Borne warm weath
er that they will be ready to pick
fake on the trip to report at the ! sponsored by the state department
The party will leave here early
nf conservation and development
nnrinrr the year three deer from
Tuesdav moraine, the 16th and will! Fort ijragg,. aim w-t-
the 19th. The tour will , turkeys have been placed in the
Thuro nrp an aounuauce vi
ITlClUUc ..ac- ui3kaij.c v .
proximately 1,000 miles, with four, bear and grou-e, a,,u.8 .
. . (Continued on page 8)
Is There Room
In Your Home For
A Refugee Child?
The citizens of Waynesville
are to be given a definite outlet
for their sympathies for the
Allies, according to Mrs. R. N.
Barber, who has recently been
appointed chairman to assist
the Association of College Wo
men of Asheville in finding
homes for refugee European
children in this community.
Mrs. Barber has applied for
a girl and is urging those who
Would like to take a child in
their home to communicate
with her at once.
The preference as to age and
''sex-will:'; be' recognized as far
as possible in the placement
of the children, says Mrs. Bar
ber, but those making appli
cations will have to abide by
the various rules that are being
worked out by those sponsoring
the movement in America.
tr. Thomas Stringfield has re
turned from a fishing trip to
Georgetown, S. C.
' Frank Davis Points Out
That Rural Haywood lias
I teen Neglected
Working . .jor better and more
roads, in rural Haywood, the con
tinuation of crippled children's
work, and a community-wide beau
tilication program were the three
main objectives discussed by Ro
tariaiis here Friday in adopting
projects for the coming year.
."Rural Haywood is behind on its
roads," said Frank M. Davis,
chairman of the rural-urban com
mittee, in discussing the needs for
getting rural Haywood out of the
mud. Now that the main state
and federal road projects are well
underway, I think it is time to de
vote our attention and time in see
ing that the secondary roads are
improved," the county commission
er said. He also urged continued
co-operation between farmer and
In reporting on crippled chil
dren's work, Dr. C. N. Sisk and
Jack Messer, pointed out that 20
children had received treatment at
the weekly clinic held at the Hay
wood County Hospital by Dr. Dud
ley W. Smith, Who has conducted
them without charge.: The treas
urers report showed a substantial
balance for this work.
The beautification program will
be under the direction of R. B.
Davenport, and will embrace the
county at large, in- co-operation
with the home demonstration clubs
and 4-H club groups.
In a few brief remarks, J. C.
Brown, who assumed office as pres
ident Friday, suggested that the
club concentrate on a program of
community beautification. "Not
merely," he said, "planting trees
and shrubs, which in itself is fine,
but doesn't go far enough. I think
we might work with the city plan
ning board in at least recommend
ing the removal or the improve
ment of some of nthe more or less
unsightly spots from our land
scape." The new president also suggest
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1940 Haywood Budget Only
1,400 Above That Of Last
Year, Report Shows
The county tax rate for the fiscal
year beginning on July 1st, 1940
and ending on June 30, 1941 will
remain at $1.57, the same as that
of last year, it was learned yester
day from T. J. Cathey, county au
ditor. The total budget has been set
at $480,104.89, only $l,4;i3.04 mora
than that of last year which was
$17,G71.86. The budget was bas
ed on property valuation for Hay
Wood County of $23,000,000.
George A. Brown, Jr., chairman
of the county board of commission,
ers and U. T. Boyd and Frank M.
Davis, members, with T. J. Cathey,
auditor, have spent much time in
working over the renuesls for ap
propriations asked by each county
department nt preparation of set
ting up the budget.
The. laws of North "Cnrolma re
quire that the county commission,
vis provide siiHicieiit funds to meet
thi' operating expense and obli-
gauoiiM. oi tlie various departmenta
of the count v irovciTiinent .: n Hot
forth by the heads of the work.
The budget of f 189,104.89 is made
up -of the following appropriation:
General fund was set at $4G,270,
vyun a lax rate of .15.
'An 'appropriation of $16,400 with
a tax rate of .0575 was allowed
for the poor fund.
The building fund was set at
$10,135 at a tax rate of ,0325.
The county debt service was al
lowed $110,082.02, with a tax rata
Social Security and welfare was
set at $35,735.01, with tax rat
Capital outlay was put at $3,040,
with tax rate of .0100.
County hospital appropriation
was set at $G0,C78.4U with an in
come from Duke Endowment Fund
and other sources of revenue
amounting to $54,195.49 and a tax
rate of .0391.
County schools were set a a total
budget of $200,103.17, with a tax
rate of .7144.
Has Added Air
On July the 3rd nn air condition,
ed coach was put. on the Murphy
Branch of the Southern Railway
the first coach of its kind to ever
make the run from Asheville to
Since .that date travel has noti
ceably increased, whether or not
it has been due to the season is not
known, but some of the train crew
feel that the added comfort has at
tracted new passengers to travel
The car is kept at a tempera
ture of 00 degrees and is cool and
inviting in its fresh green paint
The car passes through here in
the morning of one day and returns
from Murphy at noon the next.
Singing Group To
Meet Here Sunday
. Choirs f rom all parts of the coun
ty are expected to meet here Sun
day from one until four o'clock for
the first meeting and singing con
vention since the recent reorgani
zation, at which time C, L. Allen
was named president of the group.
Classes and clioirs will compose
the singing group, it was made
This singing group organized in
June, and elected Dewey Hyatt as
secretary and Raymond Blanton,
Soco Dance Team
The Soco Gap Dance team has
returned from a trip to New York
and Boston. In the latter place
they gave an exhibition at an en
tertainment at the Lighter estate,
which was a prenuptial affair hon
oring a nephew of Henry Ford and
In New York they attended the
Manager Queen reports that the
group enjoyed an unusually fine
trip and that they were well re
ceived by the socialites of New
England in their folk dance num
bers.:' '.. :
Massie's Sale To
Open Friday At 8
The summer clearance sale at
Massie's Department Store will
open Friday at eight o'clock, ac
cording to a two-page advertise
ment on pages 12 and 13 today.
Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Reece, owners
of the store, have employed Ever
ette Morrison, experienced merch
andise man, as sales manager for