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Che Waynesville Mountaineer
Published In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance oj The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
TrBTyEAR NO. 34
WAYNESVILLE, N. C, THURSDAY, AUGUST 25, 1938
$1.50 IN ADVANCE IN COUNTY
CT T i
get For Annual
.:n Ha VAecied After
Seers : ' .
tnnual Banquet m xmo...v
Temple At 7:30
.' all set for
v., imp- uemocrais oi
..kt for a Damiuci
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lit' II lIlMli'
Dave Cabe, county
will start at 7:
n,l matter ot DU.illies 10 ue
ien up lni'iunf me inr. ...... .
L for township clubs; election otf
Lrs for ht' ounty club and ap
..,,. ,.f He eirates to tne utte
i i. ...Ml ..w. Vun
8. 9 ami 10th. at Durham.
Piwdent Cabe named the tollow
v . t .
mmmittoes to serve tor toe un-
j convention her ;
Runouet: M. E. Swearingen, cnair
L Mis. Jack Mes.ser, W. G. Byers
Titket Committee: trom H.. t.nle
fcirman: Loweiy Lagie, mv. vsuv-
Hvatt, Mark Ferguson. Perrj
Decorations: J. H. Allen, Jr., Cham
kg; John Michal, Mrs. C. A. Coe-
Mrs, Johnnie Ferguson, m
Speaker Committee: Dave H. Har-
chaiiniarl; C. h. Brown, W. H.
licity Committee: C. C. Med-
d, chairman; Way Mease, Varnar
lynes, Hyatt Messer, J. Q. Allison,
rs, J, V. Harris, Mrs. Oral Yates,
h Jack West.
Entertainment Committee: R. Hugh
hrk, chairman; Kermit Furcell, L,
Hall, Jack West.
Cu t -,Vv IMv 5? K is!
Mining Lands Are
Leased In Fines
iitt Parade Will
Be Feature Here
Ml Parade Will Be Part Of
Big Parade With Many Cars
And Groups Entered
One of the bipgest attractions be-
planned for the Labor Day cele
ion here, September the 5th, is
Mutt Parade. This is not a dog
w as some have imagined.
All the boys and girls and grown
P are urged to enter this contest,
raw will be awarded on the basis
1 tie most original entry. .
F"e dollars in cash has been set
the first prize in this amusing
"toe of the grand parade, three
om for the second and two dollars
A entries must be registered at
Uamberof Commerce office. The
.iH be headed by the Spruce
High school band, and will in-
2 the Boy Scout troops, Girl
. American Legion, National
W roops, decorated cars and.
,to be entered by the merchants
For Two Highway
Robbers, Got $350
J oflhTHaywood county
Cn!!anine'lt and the police
""Waynesville, have been un
p ? locate the two men who
ewirt It Ch'istopher and Frank
t lutT,und .J?50-00 on Monday
, CoveT" C Ock in the Fran
SWart. -were' re
K home from Waynesville and
nL Tei ff the main high-
eyRst,PPed the car to change
I so twolh eot ?ut and as they
iat.W fen,Walked UP to them
hold n J? La gun ordered them
a,rirt p,their hands. .
Sd?5Si:'ay" he Wd between
:art Jv V" his Pocetbook and
er. she had ?76 in bills and
"ht tfi!10?qcrs Were notiffied they
; iodho"ds from the state
folW J Haze,wod, and the
thVS!fi two dirions, but
riher ! i ae not been fund
defi tpand wart could not
.""JJMwcripUonf the men.
Edwards, teacher of
CbT'u8 om the Waynesville
lm v chool amved this
1 de-.nV Scotia where she
ads. extended visit with
(Picture Number One)
Joseph Allison and hie) father, Jar-
vis H. Allison, in Joseph's field of
hurley tobacco. This field of burley
tobacco was cultivated and cared for
by Joseph, and the size of the tobacco
will show that he is a good burley
tobacco grower. This unit test demon
stration farm is located in Waynes
(Picture Number Two)
Here is T. W. Cathey, of Pigeon
township, a unit test farmer, and
L. T. Weeks, assistant extension to
bacco specialist, of State College,
Raleigh, inspecting a demonstration
of tobacco in ridge cultivation.
This particular plot had an addi
tion of sulphate of potash put on
The tobacco is the Kentucky No. 5
The nine-tenths of an acre was
planted on the 26 and 27th of May,
and will be harvested about the first
Vetch and wheat were turned un
der in the spring and 400 pounds of
3-8-8 fertilizer was used. Twelve
pounds of sulphate of potash was
added to half the field for experimen
(Picture Number Three)
Guy Chambers, of Iron Duff town
ship, operator of a unit test farm,
Is shown here in his demonstration
patch of tobacco, with L. T, Weeks,
tobacco specialist, of State College,
as they go over the demonstration on
which sulphate of potash was added
to improve the quality of the tobacco.
Thirty-eight pounds were put on
half an acre, which is planted in Ken
tucky No. 5, root rot resistant. Mr.
Chambers used 800 pounds of 4-12-u
fertilizer to one and six-tenths of an
acre, and also 100 pounds of nitrate
of soda at the time the fertilizer was
put on. Half of the tobacco is already
harvested. The crop was set out
Henry Shary, of Asheville. Gets
Lease From Walker Family
On 103 Acres
A rive-ytai mining lease, lor l.'M
acres in Fines Creek township, was
signed here Saturday, and recorded.
The lease was given by the Walker
family, to Henry Snarpe, and associ
ates of Asheville.
The signing of the lease came af
ter months of lugoeiating between the
two parties, and a number of surveys
of the property.
The tract on which Mr. Sharpe took
a lease, is a part of the original S. L.
Redmond estate, which is composed
of '.()() acres in all. The remainder
of the property is being Worked by u
firm, headed by LeRoy Hall, of Can
ton, Arthur Patton, and I'. L. Hat
wood, of Asheville.
The l.'l.'l-aere tract, is known as the
W. C. Hill property, and was left to
the children of Spencer Walker.
Most of the children live in Crabtree
(Continued on Hack I'age) j
Lease Mining Lands
WPA Offering To
Grant Of $100,000
Waynesville Voters Go To ToILi
September 16 And Ha.elwood
On The 20th
A. C. Walker, right, is handing
Henry Sharpe, Asheville, a lease for
five years on 10,'i acres of. a mineral
reservation in Fines Creek Township.
The deal was closed here last Satur
day. I'huto by Hoinir Dnvin.
David McCarson, Wife And
3 Children On 324-Mile Hike
(Picture Number Four)
C. N. Howell is well pleased with
his tobacco crop, which was grown
two miles from Waynesvilkv on the
Howell Mill road.
Many of the stalks are five feet
high,, since topped, and many leaves
three feet long and 18 inches wide.
The crop was planted on the 15th
of May, and was planted on ridges.
Four hundred pounds of 3-8-5 fer
tilizer was used to the acre. Early
in the spring grass sod was turned
Seen with Mr. Howell is his
Trustees Of Lake
To Meet Tuesday;
Will Be In Charge
The Direction Of Lake Junalus
ka And Activities Will Be
Handled Hy 15 Trustees
Dairy Farmer Loses Job In New
Jersey, And Is Coming
Highway Men Put
Approval On East
Commissioner McKee And Dis
trict Engineer Forward Ap
proved Plans To Raleigh
The hio-hwnv rhmmit.tee of the
Chamber of Commerce, headed by L.
Davis, has been advised by High-
wav Commissioner. E. L. McKee. that
the project calling for the widening
Hie-hwav No. 19 from the city lim
its in East Waynesville to the Rat-
rT Cove road has been approved by
him and the district engineer and for
warded to Raleigh. :
The plans will have to go to Wash
ington for formal approval there be
fore the project can be started.
The project is one of many that is
being sought in this district, since
Mr. McKee let it be known that there
was approximately 0200,000 to be
spent improving highways in the
tenth district. Another $200,000 will
also be spent, but it is already "ear
marked" for certain projects.
All of the unappropriated $200,000
will be spent improving roads, and
not on new construction, it was
Policemen Downs and Bryson ar
rested Harry Love, of Franklin, after
receiving reports via radio that a '35
Ford truck had been stolen in Ashe
ville. The Waynesville police picked
up Love within a short time after the
broadcast. He w-as turned over to
Eleven were tried here this week
in mayor's court, the majority being
charged with- being drunk.
The trustees of the-Methodist .As
sembly will meet at the Lake on Au
gust 30, at which time the direction
of the property will be turned over
to the 15 trustees appointed by the
general conference of the Methodist
Episcopal Church, South to supervise
this institution, now recognized as one
of the official institutions of the
church. The present holding commit
tee is composed of Dr. W. P. Few,
Durham, Dr. W. A. Lambeth, Winston
Salem, and Bishop Paul B. Kern,
Nashville, Tenn. The incoming direc
torate is composed of E. A. Cole, Char
lotte; J. K. Ivey, Charlotte; C. C.
Norton, Spartanburg; T. B. Stack
house, Columbia; Bishop W. W. Peele,
Richmond; Bishop Kern, H. A. Dun
ham, Asheville; W. S. F. Tatum, Hat
tiesburg, Miss.. Dr. L. W. Wells,
Richmond; Dr. Few and Dr. Lambeth.
Ex officio members are the; general
secretaries of the board of missions,
Christian education, lay activities, and
the bishop in charge of the Western
North Carolina Conference.
Visitors had charge of Friday's
program at the Rotary Club, with Al
Hamilton, of Jackson, Miss., in charge.
Principal speakers included Robert
Coleman, Corpi Christi, Texas, Guy E.
Snavely, New York, and Chas. Rouse
A solo was given by Walter Her
bert, Atlanta, accompanied by Mrs.
Paul Harris, of Jackson, Miss.
Twenty visitors were present.
Do you approve of President Roose
velt taking a hand in state primaries?
William Medford, attorney "I pos
itively do not approve of the Presi
dent taking a hand in state primaries.
It smacks of dictatorship."
Joe Tate Cattle dealer "I like
the way President Roosevelt stands
up and fights for his ideas and prin
ciples. There is nothing wishy-washy
Hugh J. Sloan Insurance agent
L. N. Davis Insurance and Real
Estate "I feel that he has lowered
the dignity of his honored position
in entering the primaries."
E. J, Robeson, retired school super
intendent "I dp not approve of Pres
ident Roosevelt meddling with state
E. C. Moody Merchant "I think
it's alright, if we don't have a Con
gress that is with the President, noth
ing can be accomplished.
S. H. Bushnell, Secretary Home
Building and Loan "I think it all
depends on the circumstances,"
David McCarson, his wife and three
children are hiking 324 miles from
Baltimore Iback here, according ta
news accounts received here yester
day, accompanied by pictures of the
fivu taken while passing through
"Its slow, but it gets you there just
the same," Mr. McCarson said as he
pushed his two youngest children, in
a baby carriage .while his wife and
oldest daughter drudged along n the
Except for a distance of 40 miles,
the family had walked all the way
from Baltimore to Roanoke, Shortly
after they left Washington, they we ie
picked up by a preacher
Working on a dairy farm near
Woodstovvn, N.'J, Mr. and Mrs. Mc
Carson were cut off when a negro
family offered to do the farm chores
for less money. Having left the New
Jersey, town in the family car en route
to Mr. McCarson's home at Waynes
ville. But it seems that hard luck
was to follow in the footsteps of the
people. So it was in Baltimore, Md.,
that they were involved in an auto
accident which resulted in the revok
ing of Mr. McCarson's driver's per
mit and, says , the man, "we had to
leave the car in Baltimore and set out
Traveling at a rate of about 20 miles
a day they have been on the road since
August 6, and will cover an estimated
"Once we get to Waynesville," says
Mr. McCarson, "we expect to; settle
down on our farm and never leave
again." His parents are dead, but
several brothers and sister live here.
Badly in need of a shave when in
Roanoke, the man, Verifies the dtmd
gery of pushing a baby carriage, with
two little tots, along a sun-baked high
way. The family belongings, which
appear to be few, are carried in it
bag loaded beneath the baby carriage.
Questioned about their method f
eating and sleeping the couple ex
plained, "We bed down, at dark, at
any convenient place. Sometimes it is
a barn or an abandoned roadway
structure and again it is under the
stars. Food is given to us by kind
hearted people along the way."
One characteristic about this family
that the writer cannot help but men
tion is their faces. Ridden by hard
luck and courage-breaking conse
quences for the last two weeks, they
ask sympathy of no one they hold
their heads high and clearly show they
are proud of the fact that they can
look defeat in the face smile and
continue their fight against life's
heartbreaking incidents. , .
There are still plenty of kind-hearted
people, too, because in the little
girl's hand is 50 cents that some one
gave her. '"
The family includes Mr. McCarson,
his wife, Sarah; daughter, Marie; son,
David, Jr., and little daughter, Martha
The proposition to remove sewerage
from Richland ('reek has at last come
to a head, ami voters in WaynesvilU'
and Hazelwood are to vote next month
on the question of whether the towns
shall sell $122,500 in bonds in order
to accept a grant of $100,227 from
PWA for the construction of a sewer
line from Hazelwood to a point below
Waynesville voters will go to the
polls on Friday, September lOth,
while Hazelwood will go a few days
later Tuesday, September 20.
The decision was reached here last
week at a joint meeting of the boards
of .-aldermen of the two towns, to
call an election. The new law, and
the acceptance of PWA stipulate that
the people of the municipalities shall
vote on the issuance of all general
obligation bonds, under which the
PWA offers to make a direct grant
to the two towns amounting to $100,
227, and the remainding $122,500 will
be loaned at four per cent interest
over a period of 30 years. Waynes
ville's 'share.' of the bonds is set at
$8(,((00, and Hazelwood is to assume
$3,500, The ratio was worked out.
in tax, valuation.
The two boards hav gone into the
matter from every angle, and have
held numerous meetings, and it was
decided to accept the PWA offer, and
call the elections. The proposition set
out by PWA is that the contract must
be let for the project on or before
Engineers have made plans for a
gravity line, from Hazelwood, to Co
man's Bluff, where an Imhoff Tank
will be installed. The tentative route
of the. sewer line, follows Richland
Creek, .'on the right hand side, and
crosses the head of the Lake and
follows the right hand bank, going in
back of Junaluska Supply Company,
and on down the creek to Coman's
It was pointed out that there is no
final escape in the matter, inasmuch
as the supreme court has upheld the
Lake in a former lawsuit, against the
towns emptying sewerage in Rich
"While there is a gift of over
$100,000 available for work that will
have to be done eventually, we can
not see why it isn't to our interest,
by almost $200,000, to go ahead. The.
difference in interest rates, and the
interest on the additional $100,000
gift would run our extra cost to over
anotjier $100,000 if we turn down the
PWA plan," one official pointed out.
"Under this plan we will save at
least fifty per cent."
If the question is voted down, it
was explained, the Lake can enter a
lawsuit, and under the present opinion
of the state supreme court, get an
injunction against the two towns and
compell therrt to take their sewerage
from the creek, regardless of cost.
The construction of the line, would
call for several hundred common la
borers, and it was pointed out that
this many men getting work in the
winter would - relieve the relief
situation here this year. Most of
the cost of the project would be com
WA VNESVILLE S WATER SYSTEM
NEEDS TO BE ENLARGED
Waynesville voters will have an
other question to vote on the issu
ance of $63,415 in bonds with which
to enlarge the present water system
(Continued on Back Page)
lite. WecMte Report
H. M; HALL, Of ficiat Observer
22 ' ':'.-''
24 -' 'v.:-;- ';
Mean for week
High for week
Max Min Prec
i .. 2.5
Below August normal ...........
Precipitation for week
Precipitation since August 1
Below August normal
Precipitation for year ....... .....
Deficiency for year