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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. C, THURSDAY, MAY 25, 1939
$1.50 IN ADVANCE IN COUNTY
fViv TrnrirniiPmPTi is Nmn Homn Mane At I n kp Made; Work will
-IJU -Myf m wvvvtF a. w -t-rvc i.rvivtv start In Few Days
L; Hard Surface
ad Soon Complete
. ... unVKM Readv For
Uoh, Others 1'iannea;
Water Mains Installed
U the .several major . - ;
Mw underway at
is the overhauling of the dam.
irtv'men, woi'King m iu ...-...
,tl' i 4- slum
are pouring concrete ai n
,,t thi foundation. It was
' i bv The Mountaineer yester-
tbat the structural steel and
L the dam are in good con-
...i th. v,. was no need ior 1111-
pau - -, iL , ,
kte iciTair, hut since uie. wc
drained for. the sewer consuue
j t.wth.ti.in of water lines on
be bed that a decision was made
Ive the clani repaired.
l,.;n.iiii' were brought to the lake,
l,iw t,n insnection of the dam,
L ,i,0 tnmi of the concrete on tne
Ld desenegrated, and rather than
anv risk, a decision was made 10
river haul the entire dam
U-orcnf the opinion that the dam
mul for n number of years, but
kid rn t-n l1 iiim
Iter was turned in Lake J una'
M vears ago. . ...''
Ithin two weeks, the contractors
tobeniii letting the lake fill, and
normal water How, the lake will
111 within a few weeks. .'
6-inch water main is being put
thp take at the narrows. -.
new hard surfaced road is being
from the entrance at the high-
to the boat house. This will be
bv the first of June. The high-
jdepartnient is doing this work.
o new houses are just Deing
leted, another under construction,
ndications are that several will be
in the next two months, Mrs,
lis, secretary in charge, said.
le construction work will not inter T
with the opening of Duke Summer
l on June i)th, Mrs. Milliard At-
ibassauor Josenhus Daniels plans
mie from Mexico City for the an-
Haywood County Day, on. June
which' will formally mark the
ing of the season at Lake Juna
l. A.. Junes oCnstruction Company,
larlotte, is in charge of the over-
ing of the dam. .
t lkV I be
Cannery To Start J
Crop Estimated For Current
Season To He Approximate
ly 150 Tons
Officers In Merchant's Group
Sam Arrington,. son of Mr. and
Mrs. V. R. Arlington, has made an
outstanding' record this past year in
vocational agriculture. His achieve
ments are recorded on page five of this
Burglar Finds That
Justice Works Fast
Robs Store, Arrested, Tried, On
Way To Serve Sentence, All
In 30 Hours
When he went to his store .on ..Sat--
urday morning F. G. Rippetoe was
met, after entering, by two policemen.
He was, to say the least, a bit sur
prised, and as he said afterward, was
just about to give himself up, in the
excitement of the moment, when he
was told why they were there to greet
Sometime between midnight on Fri
day and 4:.'W o'clock on Saturday
morning Rippetoe's store on Main
street was entered and some .merchan
dise stolen. In less than thirty hours
after the burglar was caught, tried in
the mayor's court and was on his
way to. Craggy to serve a two years'
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mbers Of Soco
earn Will Dance
or King And Queen
C. Team Will Be Made Up
I Best Of Several Groups
o Dance In Washington
Miss Smith, County
A o-pnt Sailed irom
New York Yesterday
One Of 22 North Carolina Wo
men Who Will Attend Con
ference In London
The Haywood County Mutual Can
nery, located at Hazelwood, will start
operation for the summer season to
day. The first crop to be canned will
pinach, that is now being handled
on tht, green vegetable market also.
Frank M. Davis, manager and field
worker for the cannery, estimates
that the crop this year will be ap
proximately 150 tons.
It has been ' learned that owing to
tht cold,- dry weather, the -spinach
crop in this county, is off fifty per
cent from that of last year, but. in
view of the adherence of the growers
to the rules set- tor the cultivation
of spinach, the vegetable -is reported
to be in excellent condition, even if
in smaller quantities.
Spinach that is cut here for the
green market is sold around 4 o'clock
the morning following the cutting on
the market in Atlanta. From there -t
is taken at once by the distributors
and sent to points in (Scorgia, Florida
and .: Alabama, and appears, oii "the
dinner or supper .tables of tht resi
dents of those states the same day
it leaves Atlanta. ,
Mr. Davis also stated that while a
number of bean growers had planted
their acreage, a still larger number
would be putting in beans this week.
He urges that this vegetable be
grown in large quantities by all con
tracted growers, as it will be an op
portune time to grow beans, as the
market at present gives every prom
ise of profit for the canned product
on next winter's sales.
I). L. Tless Meads Cruso Mutual
Electric Company; (iwyn In
( harjre Of Ollice
XOliLK W. CARUKTT
Merchants Organize; Adopt
Wide Betterment Program
Childless Old Hen
Takes Four Pigs
Under Her Wings
Leader, Says Hardin
Secretary In Congress For 22
Years, Takes Time OfT For
I re is considerable excitement
? the members of the Soco
it Team, of which Sam Oueen is
ar and caller. Tomorrow night
I-an: will meet at the home of
m Ltinsford in Leicester, where
rn dancers from the teams in this
i, that conmete each vear in
Ashevillp mountain soncr and
stival and the Washington
pal Folk festival, will be select-
m!ke up a group invited by
-lent and Mrs. Roosevet to dance
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pr Way Makes
Aecord In Court
Fines And Costs
actions in ;4.
last four years under Mayor J.
aJ', Jr., who begins another two-
te"ti in office this
I'1"? the past four -years, Mayor
I "-8 Collected $11
I - -.""uiii, Having oeeii luni
10 the trpso-ni-o. i .,a
n-ncing the expenses of the city
Timent.- -:'-.' :.-
Ieame time $2,450 has been
'W m fines from those appearing
ic Iho . . . .
"layors court. This
l "as been turned over to the
auditor and applied on the
: "-"uui iund.
1 fn t J .,
me collections as
r to other years make an out-
cord for four years.
Miss Mary Margaret Smith, county
home demonstration agent, saiita
yesterday from New York City on
k,.,i tho S S: Oueen Mary, with a
large delegation from North Carolina
who are going to London to attend
the tri-annual conference ot tne s-
sociated Country Women ot tne
Following the conference in Lon
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Last Round-Up Of
To Start June 3rd
tw owners of Waynesville town-
t.i ho irivpn the last opportuni
ty ; to have their dogs properly vac
cinated, according to ai oi
Pracken. who is in charge of this
work in the township. ,.
' - Already 250 dogs in the townsnip
have been vaccinated, but many oth
ers have not, he explained, and after
his last scheduled round on June 5,
it will then be in the hands oi tne
sheriff, Mr. McCracken pointed out.
On June 3, he will De at '
Orehard from 8 until 10. Then at
Charlie's Buchanan's store on Allen s
Creek from 10 until 12, and at W. A.
Bradley's store from 1 until 4.
On June 5, he will start at Juna
luska Supply at 8 and be there until
10, then at Ed Ratcliffe's store from
10 to 12, and then at C. C. Moody a
store at Dellwood at 1 to 3 and at
Bramlett's livery stable from 3 .to a..
Mr McCracken explained that
numerous dogs have been vaccinated
by people other than a registered
vetinerian or the specified appointee.
In such cases, the dogs will have to
be vaccinated again, he said.
feel that President Roosevelt is
the strongest political figure in
United states," said W. L.
Hardin, secretary to Congressman
Zebulon Weaver, who is home for a
few days rest, in .conversation with a
representative of Tht Mountaineer
"It now looks as if he might be
drafted to run for a third time. I
feel that he could command more
votes today than any other man in
the country. I think this is due to
his strong hold on the American peo
ple, particularly the laboring group.!,
who constitute the majority of the
Voters. For there is no question, but
that the President has put his heart
and soul into creating better living
conditions for the 'little man,' and he
is still trying to canV out. those
policies," continued Mr. Hardin.
"I would like for the people in this
section to know that Mr. Weaver is
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The mother instinct of u hen
who wanted a family, but was dis
turbed before she could hatch one,
when a family of pigs were born
in her nest, is not being outdone,
as she has taken over the care and
responsibility of the four pigs
in her henish way.
On W. A. liradley's farm, on
Kagles Nest Road, the hen stays
right with the month-old pigs as
they -root around in the pasture;
and when she finds anything that,
she thinks would appeal to their
piggish appetites, she gives the
regular cluck cluck call.
At night, the pigs huddle to
gether, and the hen spreads her
wings over them just as she would
a brood of chicks. Her wing
spread does not cover all the pigs,
but this does nut seem to bother
Sometimes the pigs pay atten
tion to her in the pasture, and
again they pass her by unnoticed.
l!ut on the whole, both parties;
Alter mouths of untiring work on
the par! ol a number ol citizens ol
tlie Pigeon alley and the lug Fast
Fork section, hopes of an electric
loin covering (he upper section ol
the vallev ar, about to be realized.
Otlicial notification troin the Rural
Fleet i iticut ion Administration in
ashmgton has been received that
the protect has been approved and the
necessary allotment of $.rJ,(Ht0 ba
Thu is the lust rural electrification
government prelect approved 111 tins
countv and the lust in Western North
Carolina. It will consist of .1 miles
of distribution lines in Fast. Fork,
Cecil and upper Pigeon townships.
The system will start at Rjckman's
store at Woodiow and cover all the
All -necessary rights of way have
been secured and up to thu present.
time, L'ii.r subscribers, have signed up
for elect rio sei vice.
I A local company has been tunned
and incorporated, the new corporation
I is known as the t ruso Mutual Klecfl ic
I ( onipniiv. 1. L. Tless is president,
F. H. Hickman, secretary and I alter
1 Trull slipel intelident.
.The In ;i id til' directors in addition
ito the president and secretary are;
lira II. t ogl n il, ill Poslon, Watson
illowtll. Mrs. R. P. diogan, Mrs. F.
- H. Kickman, ami t laude Heaver.
W. (iarrett Named Chairman; ! ( hester .v. cogburn, oi ( anion, is
al torney for 'the company.,
I ' i it p i rn r v ollices have been built
at Woodrow. T. Lenoir liwyn, who
I lias lieeii net ive in promoting the pi o-
" Jeet, will be in charge of the .-ollice.
Noble W. (iarrett, was unanimous- nan y D,.War, of Lenoir, who has
ly elected chairman of the; merchant's ,.,,,.,,( y completed a similar proect in
division of the Chamber of Commerce cKi,iwJij. Surrey and Wilken cuuntiet,
hole Tuesday night, and R. C. Mc- ,,,,vpriTig a distribution lines totaling
.. . . , .. ... i .. .... . .
Urine was naineu treasurer.. iy i h 1 imles. will l chief engineer ami
in eliarge of construction work.
Others working on the project have
R. C McPRlDK
U. C. MiHride Is Treasurer
Of Merchant's (iroup
FRANK MILLER AND J.
DALE STENTZ ATTEN DEI)
HEARING IN ASHEVILLE
Frank- Miller, ami J. Dale Stentz
were called to Asheville the first of
the week as witnesses in the hearing
of the Inter-state Commissions rela
tive to the through bus line service
from Asheville to Catlinburg, by way
Buncombe County has called an
election to vote on ABC liquor stores.
If the vote carries what effect do
you think it will have on Hajwood
County? - -
Clayton Walker Owner and Man
ager of Walker Service Station "I
don't think it will have any effect
other than a shorter haul for the
Rev. O. C. Landrum Pastor Hazel
wood Presbyterian Church "I feel
that the people of Haywood County
will watch with interest the election
in Buncombe County. If the issue is
defeated there, I feel that there will
be no attempt made to call a vote
here. A favorable vote there, how
ever, might result in circulation of
petitions for a similar election in
Haywood. I feel that thft sentiment
of the Haywood people is against the
liquor stores and the issue, if voted
upon in this county, would bed
W. H. Burgin Manager Burgin
Bros. Stores "If Buncombe County
should vote wet, it would be detri
mental to Haywood County, both
morally and financially.
vious agreennnt, .). Hale Stent, will
act as secretary in his capacity as
holder of the same .ollice w ith the par
The merchants unanimously, adopt -ed
the resolutions presented by last
year's eonimi'.fee, aitd also those
passed by the board of directors of
the Chamber of Commerce. .
Those, attending Were enthusiastic
over the organization,, ami readily
agreed to the need for eummnnily
wide Co-operation among the retail
ers and wholesalers, in the nierehan-
tile and kindreil. : luisiiiesses.
In accepting the position as chair-,
niaii, Mr. (iarrett, ill a few chosen
words, pointed out the value of such
an organization,; awl (be vast amount
of work that such a group could
Several directors of the Cliaiubei'
of Commerce made brief statements,
Mi1., (iarrett becomes a director of
the Chamber of Commerce in bis,
capacity as imrchalits coniniitt.ee
Three .others named by him to
serve as an execut ive -commit tee were;
L. K. Hudson, Hurst Burgin and J.
M. W nodaid. . This .: conimit'tee w ill
hamlie the ill taiK of the group.
The group Tuesday night, endorsed
'proper'-decorations for the streets for
the coining of : 'President- Roosevelt;
participation in the Asheville Rho
dodendron festival with a float, and
the bringing to Waynesville of two
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Struck By Truck
Dorothy Norris Suffers Tainful
Hut Not Serious Injuries
been ( ongressiiian
who has given his
ling the project in
assistant in haud
W ashington, with
T. G. Massie Massif's Furniture
Store "I think if the vote is favor
able in Buncombe county, that the
fight will be renewed in Haywood
Dr. J. C. Murphy Manager of Al
exander's Drug Store "If the vote
for liquor stores carries in Buncombe
County, it may not cause more drink
ing in that county, but it will offer a
greater temptation to the young peo
ple in the adjoining counties, and will
certainly make the highways in and
going out of Buncombe County more
the Rural Fiectrilieut ion Administra
tion, the officials of the Sinngdale
School, Luther Pless, ( in ter 'I mil, and
in any other citizens of the territory.
Actual construct inn - - work on the
distribution system will start in tlii
next tew days. It is expected that
the entire system will ill operation
some time during the summer..
Chas. Ray Impresed
With Sincerity Of
j "No one can. -doubt the sincerity of
I President Roosevelt after meeting him
ami bearing him talk," said Charles
: F. Rav, Jr., yesterday morning, upon
his return 'from- Washington, where
the had been attending the annual
i meeting-of t he American Retail 1' ede-
ration held there Monday and T uesday.
I '"I here is no -man in this country
today who can inspire confidence as
I Mr. Roosevelt does. -Whether 'you
i want to call it personality, 'It' or what
not, he possesses it to a greater degree
. I .... .. ...i. i i... .... u I
i wian aiiv niaii 110111 j navv-,-vi-i ntimi
speak. .Magnetic over tin; radio, he
I is much more so when you are within
the range of that most engaging smile.
"As a leader, he is absolutely con
fident as to his policies and certain ol
his leadership. ; It is plain that be
will forge ahead on the program which
he has advocated for the past i years.
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; Dorothy Norris, seven year old
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T. C. Norris,
was struck by a Purol truck Satur
day morning, when she attempted to
cross the street in front of her mother's
home on Walnut Street.
The child was rushed to the Hay
wood County Hospital, where X-Ray
pictures were taken, but it was found
that no bones were broken.
While she suffered bruises on her
right hand, knee, and hip, her inju
ries are not considered to be of a ser
ious or permanent nature. It was
reported last night by hospital at
taches that she was improving and
would be able to be moved to her
home this week.
It is said that there were three eye
witnesses to the accident.
First Farm Bought
In Haywood Under
Farm Security Adm.
The first purchase of a farm in this
county through the V arm hecunty
Administration, was made this week
by J. Way Arrington, who bought a
G5-acre place in Crabtree Township.
Wilfred Jackson, county supervisor
in charge of the rural rehabilitation
and tenant purchase program of the
Farm Security Administration in this
county; with officers in the couit
house, explained that the purchase of
this farm was made possible by the
Bankhead-Jones Farm Tenant Act,
which committed the government to
a policy of helping a limited number
of industrious tenants and farm lab-
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