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V. ROY FRANCIS
At li-ant three unanswcrd questions
Lcre settled this week, as candidates
Lade their formal announcements
Calling nominations in the June pri
Glenn C. Palmer, a member of the
board of commissioners, is a candidate
(or the House of Representatives,
ad all indications here yesterday,
kill not have any opposition.
Published In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance of The Great Smokv Mountains National Park
FIFTY-FOURTH YEAR NO. 13
WAYNESVILLE, N. C, THURSDAY, BARCH 31, 1938
$1.50 IN ADVANCE IN COUNTY
Post Office Not
Mindful Of Slump;
The Waynesville Post Office
continues to show an increase in
business over last year despite
the so-called recession, it was
The Waynesville office will
show a nice increase for the first
quarter in 1938 over the same
quarter of last year, according to
Postmaster J. H. Howell, who
made the statement as he con
cluded a tentative report in pre
paration of closing "the quarter's
The happy postmaster said
that a general increase in busi
ness, and no one particular cause
could be attributed to the gain
in revenue. All indications are
that the second quarter will do
the same as the first.
County Visited By
Cow Killed By Lightning, Trees
Struck. Telephones In Town
W. Roy Francis, often mentioned as
candidate for Congress, opposing
bulon Weaver, is not a candidate
lis year, and has been re-appointed
first assistant district attorney of
RVestern Nori h Carolina.
Congressman Weaver, however, will
tave opposition from Lee Whitmire,
ouiik 'aggressive Hendersonville at-
Two members of the board of cont-
piissioners announced this week for
te-election R. T. Boyd, of Jonathan
'reek, and T. R. Moore, of Pigeon.
his is Mr. Boyd's second term as
member of the board, and Mr.
iloore's first, ,
Yesterday, Robert V. Welch form-
flry announced for the nomination for
c-election as sheriff. It was the
i-eneral opinion of many, that there
I imt be any race for this office.
The announcements, of Boyd, Moore
nd Welch for their respective of
N ias in eu expected. Mr. Palmer's
Imsion to run for the legislature
inie as a surprise to some politi
cians, yet it has Diet with cenoial
(avor in so far that general senti
ent has already developed to the
omt that he will not be onnosed.
pis, can be changed, however, as
methiiig like 23 days remain for
filing for all county otlices.
In the I'niicd Stain. :Q,.,t
L, jh.l.o uviiulc lave;,
Senator RrvnnMa .,.,.1 n
Hancock will tight it out on June 4th.
n November, the winner in June will
law .the 'Republican candidate, Chas.
A heavy electrical storm, followed
by a hard downpour of rain, hit Hay
wood county last Saturday afternoon;
Lightning struck and killed a cow
in the Henson Cove section, and a
number of trees in the Pigeon com
munity were struck, and several
blown down by the hard wind which
accompanied the storm.
About 25 telephones were put out
of order in Waynesville, most of them
being on the Dellwood road. No tel
ephone trouble was reported in the
The lightning damaged the electric
system in the vicinity of the hospital,
but no serious damage was reported.
MISS RUTH HAMPTON, for eight
years superintendent of the Haywood
County Hospital, has tendered her
resignation to the board of trustees
and will leave tomorrow.
Mr. Hancock was in tlw stnto tn
pst week, and made the formal an
nouncement that he had named Wil-
'-m a. iJevin, young Hickory attorn
ey, as manager .of his campaign.
The Revnolila -j.
i .. - - 01c um losing
F"iy time- in : . -
i,k r pitparauons ior
I1 a finish .u .. ... .
fWl June 4th. All their bi n,n
P shot before the primary.
Political Vail, 1 .
brwt , "ere mis week cen-
Prl aiOUn,) fl, 11T -r... ..
. . eaver-vnitmore
JeMr. Whitmire has visited in
t) a ne js not Known
r ite" as Mr. Weav-
fs for 20 years. " m '
tordaV7TCt Mr- Whitm-re here
tK U"S Democrats. report
Hi Sh vPy W6re favobly impress-
Pmhl11 amonR the Democrats in
TXtjT was looked on
Uee for u t3S a dlstinct advan
'iat. ..k,, e Hendersonville candi-
Pd a r. ' "auve of Transylvania,
f fornT state senator.
f Col. Edward E Hn,,
I, . Monla - . w
fIUc4 world 7' "om the po-
"Wrtant man who Played an
istration r -T the Wilson ad-
fu18or nt t . , """" was a ciose
Wr'd Wa eTa1 WilS0n dUring
TState borelections form
CnUnued on Back Pa ,
W. J. Campbell has contacted civic
clubs, and officials during the past
week, and has received 100 per cent
co-operation in the "Drive Safely
Crusade" which will begin tomorrow
Mr. Campbell, Purol distributor.
said the Crusade is being undertaken
in an effort to reduce the accident
and death toll on our highways find
streets. "Our aim is to get everv
motorist thinking about safety, safe
driving, observing road and highway
rules. In li.'17 in the United States,
89,700 people were killed on the high
ways, and 1,300,000 people injured."'
Safety emblems, and pledges are
available at Purol Service Stations
without cost. The "Drive Safely
Pledge sets down no hard and fast
rules, but merely pledges motorists
to apply the golden rule to driving
to consider the rights of others and
to observe the state and local traffic
(regulations, and to apply common
sense rules of safe driving. This
pledge, Mr. Campbell pointed out, is
one that every good citizen Will
In connection with the Crusade,
there are cash awards being offered
Details of this will be found in an ad
vertisement on page four of this
Miss Ruth Hampton
Resigns As Head Of
Has Served As Superintendent
For Eight Years. Will
Mrs. Doyle Alley
Slated As Head Of
State P. T: Group
The state convention of the Par
ent Teachers Associations of North
Carolina will meet in WinFton-Salem
on April the 20th and last through
The nominating committee has re
commended Mrs. Doyle Alley, who
has been prominent in the work for
several years, as president of the
Other officers slated are: First
vice president, Mrs. N. L. Walker, of
Raleigh; second vice president, Mrs.
W. W. Weant, of Salisbury; record
ing secretary, C. W. Phillips, of
Greensboro; corresponding secreta
ry, Mrs. George Hampton, Asheville;
and treasurer, Mrs. J. W. Burke, of
Miss Ruth Hampton, has resigned
as-superintendent-of the Haywood
County Hospital, her resignation to
take effect on April the first. As yet,
no one has been selected to fill the
Miss Hampton has served the coun
ty institution in this capacity, a pe
riod totaling eight years, havinf?
had a leave of absence on account of
illness oil two occasions.
Miss Hampton is resigning at this
time to take a much needed rest, and
will go to her home in West Asheville,
where she will spend sometime with
During the years she has served as
superintendent. Miss Hamilton has
made many friends throughout the
county. : .
Mrs. Davey Passes
Away In St. Louis
Stricken Suddenly While On
Trip In Mid-West, Lived At
S;ko (Jap For Past .'$
First National Bank j
In Best Financial
Condition Since '33
. - ,
C. A. Pools and Alva Inabinat,
national bank examiners, spent
three days during the past week
iu town on official business mak
ing their routine examination of
the First Naitnonal Bank.
They stated that they had
found the local institution wos
in the best financial condition it
hud been since 1933.
They noted that the First Na
tional Bank had been able to in
crease its surplus, to the amount
of its capital, which is $50,000,
which is in accordance with the
national banking laws.
This puts the First National
Bank on Uie National roll of
Banks of the United States, the
requirement of membership be
ing the ability to create a sur
plus out of the earnings of the
Fills Church Pews County Folders
Rotarians Hear Bowles
On International Affairs
The international situation wa?
discussed by M. H. Bowles before
Rotary last week. Mr. Bowles went
into the history of the different "isms"
that are found in Europe and Asia
He discussed at length, the part
Germany and Italy are now playing
in the affairs of the world, and the
recent developments in central
Notice of the death of. Mrs. James
A. G. Davey, which occurred at the
Deaconess Hospital in St. Louis on
Sunday night was received here on
Mrs, Davey left here on last Mon
day with Mr. Davey, who was start
ing on his annual lecture tour, which
he makes to the universities through
out the country. She was stricken
with pneumonia in St Louis and her
death came very suddenly.
. She expressed a doKirur to see
Troy Cagle, a young boy of the Mag
gie section, whom she and Mr. Davey
had taken as a son into their home.
Troy left here with Hugh Allison Sun
day afternoon, but did not arrive in
St. Louis before Mrs. Davey passed.
Mrs. Davey was before her mar
riage, Miss Mary Binney, of Green
wich, Conn., member of an old and
prominent family of that section.
Mr. and Mrs. Davey have been liv
ing here for the past three years.
They had bought a 600-acre tract on
the Soco Gap road, where they have
built a rustic lodge. They bad trav
eled extensively, looking for a per
manent home, which appealed to
them, before locating here.
Mrs. Davey was greatly beloved by
the people in the community in which
she lived on the Soco Gap road. The
sincerity of her friendliness and in
terest in her neighbors had won her a
place of confidence with all who knew
Mr. Davey, is the son of the late
(John Davey, famous tree surgeon,
and founder of the business that bears
his name, and the brother of Govern
or Martin L. Davey, of Ohio. I
19 Fines Creek
The exercises oi tne closing of the
Fines Creek high school opened on
Sunday, March the 20th, with the
baccalaureate sermon delivered by
Dr. Hoyt Blackwell, of Mars Hill
On Wednesday evening, March the
23rd, the annual declamation and rec
itation contests were held.
The class day program was given
in the school auditorium on Friday
morning, with the following features:
Class history given by Eula Green;
class prophecy, Minnie Fisher; ad
vice to juniors, Ferguson Duckett,
with response by Frank Fish; last
will, and testament, by William James,
and Jack Ferguson presented the key
to the juniors. The class song closed
the morning program.
At the final closing exercise on
Friday evening, the Kev. W. A. Rol
lins, presiding elder, of the Waynes-villi?-
-district of the Methodist Epis
copal Church, South, delivered thu
The two class .honors were awarded
to Mind.a McEIrath, who delivered the
salutatory, and to Milas Green, who
gave the valedictory. Jack Messer
county superintendent of education,
presented the diplomas to the nine
teen graduates, ten boys and nine
Those graduating" Were: Ferguson
Duckett, Jack Ferguson, Howe Fer
guson, -Milas Green, William James
Troy Justice, Dow Me.dford, Jarvis
Messer, Wilson Messer, Carl Kogers,
Ruth Ferguson, Minnie Fisher, Eula
Greene,''.-" '-Margaret Greene, Gladys
Justice, Laura Jenkins, Minda Mc
EIrath, Mildred Noland, and Mary
Fred L. Safford is principal of the
school and the following have taught
in the high school for the past year:
Mildred Rogers, Ruby Violet Lane,
and Paul Grogan.
Margaret Greene won the gold
medal for leadership, while Fred
Hembree ieeeived a five dollar prize
in the declamation contest, and Ruby
Rathbone received a similar prize as
winner in the recitation contest.
If ; : F
REV. JOHN A. CARPER, pastor
of Long's Chapel, Lake Junuluska,
who goes out in a church bus each
Sunday and brings in members of
his church to service who otherwise
could not attend. Many people have
commented favorably on the plan that
Rev. Mr. Carper is using to fill the
.ii'ws of his church. Photo by Sherill's
HAYWOOD POST 47. AMERICAN
LEGION TO HAVE SPECIAL
A special meeting of the Haywood
Post 47, of the American Legion has
been called for Tuesday evening,
April the 5th, at 7:30 o'clock, at the
Building And Loan
Eight directors of the Haywood
Home Building and Loan attended the
district meeting in Marion of the
North Carolina Building and Loan
League on Monday.
Leaders in the building and loan
work were on the program, and dis
cussed new phases of activity for the
hundreds of delegates in attendance.
Those attending from here includ
ed: R. L. Prevost, E. J. Hyatt, S. H.
Bushnell, officers, and C. N. Allen and
L. M. Killian, directors, together with
J. R. Morgan and A. T. Ward, at
torneys for the local association.
Officers Of Three
Eastern Star Groups
Installed At Meeting
At a public triagular meeting of the
Waynesville chapter No. Hlf), and the
Clyde chapter, IKK, and the Oak. Leaf
chapter 81, of Canton, of the Eas
tern Star was lieu", on Thurs
day night in the Masonic hall
here, for the purpose of installing all
officers of the three chapters.
Mrs. Lillian Kearney, of Asheville,
district deputy grand 'matron,'' with
her grand ollk'crs, had charge of the
impressive, installation, which was
attended by a large number, of vis
itors. Officers from the Waynesville chap
ter installed were:
Worthy Matron, Ethel Bradley;
Worthy Patron, Louis'-Black; Asso.
Matron, Louise Leatherwnod, Assos.
Patron, W; J. Campbell; Secretary,
Fay Ilarlieck; Treasurer, Edna Mc
G'ee; Conductress, Ha Grei lie; Assus.
Conductress, Francis Whisenliunt.
Chaplain, Emma I'.ramletl ; Mar
shall, (iraei (Juocii; Organist, Olive.
Green; Ada, Mariim Worsliaiu; liuth,
Ruth Given; Esther, Grace' Curti;;;
Maltha, Louise Campbell; Electa,1
Meta DietiK-; Warden, .Juanila Walker;
Sentinel, Precious Campbell.
Officers installed in the. ('lyd-
chapter were as follows:
W orthy. Matron, Mary Urowii; '
Worthy Patron, '.Glenn llrouri; Assn.-. '
Matron, Racial Terrell; Assos. I'a
troii, Chriss Hanson; Conductress, j
Flora Stanley; Assistant Conductress, -Dorothy
Crawford; Secretary', Lucilo !
Terrell"; Treasurer, Joyce Ilaynes;
Marshall, Lillie Ilaynes; Chaplain,
Elizabeth Cai-r; Organist,. M-argaivl.
Terrell. - , I
Ada, Hilda Halliburton; .Ruth, Lena
Rogers; , Esther, Grace' Roger's;' Mar
tha, Ruth Hanson ; Electa, Lyda Jus-'
tieo; Warden, .Edith Caimoh; Sentinel,
Those installed from the Canton
; Worthy Matron, : Maude Blaylock;
Worthy Patron, II. C. Crumley, , As
sistant Matron, Connare Highfill;
Assistant Patron, J. B. Patton; Sec
retary, Hazel Smathers; Treasurer,
Nell Curtis; Conductress, Ida Curtis;
Assistant Conductress, Emma Hall.
Chaplain, Alta Oman; Marshall,
Minnie Mooney; Organist, Alice
Mease; Ada, Flora Dayton; Ruth Mag
gie Miller; Esther, Tillie Beaverage;
Martha, Hazel Patton; Electa, La
vena Gossett; Warden, Ada Eckenrod;
Sentinel, Fred Dayton.
To Be Distributed
12-Pae Folder Contains Hrief
Story and Pictures Of Hay
wood's Many Advantages
Delivery will be made today of th?
folders recently ordered by the board
of commissioners, to be usl in an
swering inquiries about this county,
and as a part of the state advertis
ing campaign started last year.
The folders consist of 12 pages,
and are well illustrated and contain
all essential facts and iigures about
One citizen this week, alter read
ing the folder, said: "I've been here
all my life, and never knew that much
about Haywood County."
The folder contains pictures of the
court house, the hospital, a scene of
the Champion Fapw and Fibre Com
pany, the Carolina Power and Light
generating plant at WatorviHo, und
the industrial section of Haselwood,
a view of Lake JunaJuska, and sev
eral homes of the county. A com
posite picture shows prize beef cat
tle, a held of tobacco, a field of corn
and beans, a modern dairy herd with
barn and silo, and a young girl hold
ing a tray of Haywood apples.
In the center pages, is a large
illustrated heart, and in the center
of the heart is an outline map of the
state, showing Haywood County '"In
the Heart of Progressive Western
I he .(older is printed on heavy
enamel finish ivory paper.
I hese L".t,0(IO pieci s of mailing
matter, were designed and printed
by I he Mout.taini'cr.
Major John Martin
Is Given Promotion
I he War Depart -inei.it announnil
(nun Washington nn last Friday the
promotion ol Major John Martin, to
the rank ol I.t. Colonel. The officer
is a .member ol tne Coast Artillciy
aid Mis i:
ville, and enl
as a private
usual in the
cases that a private ever attain?
rank lie has list been given.
has often, .in the various 'offices
In Id, had est Point graduate'
Col. .Martin is now ialic
-Martin is the son of Mr
P. Martin, ol Wayn s
sled in the II. S. Aiimv
twenty-seven years ii' o
and promotions :av on
army, as it is in -. ran
Sam Mitchincr Is
Given A Promai;"i
am Mitchincr, who has sitv.,1
i' nibi r, l'i ", ,i . a i I i
I arm agent of llavvvo',d ceii'-
lei'l yt st'rday for '.Win ton.-Sa1 '.,
icro he will hold a similar p,i
ii in ! orsvth' count v.
Mr. Milehiner a: a native of FranL
Ini eouiilv. He is a eri'dualc of S
College, following fis graduatioii o
assisieii ins lather on his plantain
between r raiiklintoii and Lotiishin
for a period of 2 years-, after which
spent three years in the taopics d
mg special work lor United 1
His work m this county lias re.
ceived much commendation not oniv
from his co-workers, but the peopii
he has served, and this promotion ti
a larger field is indica'.iv.r of Ins
standing with the state officials.
$35,000 In Saving
Bonds Sold Here
United States Saving Bonds found
a ready market at the Waynesville
post office during the past year, as
the record shows that $35,343.75 of
the bonds were sold here.
This large sale, gives the local office
the rank of 9th, outside of the first
ten offices in the state.
Less than $2,000 more would have
placed the Waynesville office in the
first group of North Carolina offices.
Miss Theodosia Flud and Miss Mil
dred Crawford attended an education
pi and health meet held at the West-
All members are urged ern Carolina Teachers College, on Fri-
I day afternoon. . ,
Of 20 Organized
At Crabtree School
A part-time class in vocational ag
riculture was organized at the Crab
tree school Wednesday. Twenty Of
the high school boys met with agricul
ture teacher O. G. O'Brien, of the
Fines Creek school and received pro
ject books and instructions in pro
These boys selected projects and
will keep complete and accurate re
cords on them for the coming year. .
The boys in the class are: Harley
Tate, Larry Williams, Gilbert Jones,
Billy Noland, Jack Hogan, Wilson Mc
Clure, Kendrick Caldwell, Hurshel
Dotson, Jack Fulbright, Jack Noland,
Robert Hawkins, Sam MeCrary, Ray
mond Caldwell, Frank Williams, Tay
lor Rogers, Wallace Tate, Aubrey
Yarborough, James Bradshaw, Earl
Sutton and Hermit Wells.
II. M. HALL, Official Observer
March Max. Mm; Free.
24 45 0.2 1
25 61 31
2) 68 :J2
27 70 47 (.'.VJ
28 50 4!) C.2'1
2D 05 41
30 07 52
I Mean maximum -.. f I
Mean minimum 41
Mean for week :
High for week . 70
Low for week ';!
Excess March normal temperaturo o
Precipitation for week
Precipitation for month .......
Excess since March 1st ...
Precipitation for year -
Deficiency for year .....
Same Period Last Year
Mean maximum -
Mean minimum .. .M
Mean for week
High for week , ... .....03
Low for week ....21
Precipitation for week rf