The Waynesville mountaineer. (Waynesville, Haywood Co., N.C.) 1925-1972, March 27, 1941, Image 1
! pa on M i' 0 Th SVILLE NTAINEER Published In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entranct oj The Great Smokv Mountains National Park WAYNESVILLE, N. C, THURSDAY, MARCH 27, 1941 $1.50 In Advance in Haywood and Jackson Count! SOIL o) c Wayne .1 SftrW TP jm UAy miu u. u u uu SDDfric J)ay Electrical Show Will Open Here Friday 'e Crowds fed Here The 2 Days Valuable Prizes Will Awarded By Exhibitors he Local Armory I vot mill surtiass any- riu kind ever attempted ... . i4 4-a Ja-ur Mtriue, is expeciu rd-bresking attendance at ,j,y Electrical Exposition opaa new ai iwo u the Armory. IllCiUW. " will continue until 10 hi.ir nVht and open It 10 Saturday morning. iL. nf vnlnnhle nrizes. RV" v ' ' , if J75 washing machine, r fitn complete uu t"" .nmiii for the two days. ftcm every section of the in expected to be present will be given away every the lour lor me iwo auys, i j person ib years via w k. liitil tn narticlnate. Iitt u , . Ji.anvnilllV ha KicrK Khnnl iuy oiuiimiB J ptrade down Main street to the Armory ana give a & o'clock Saturday after directors of the Cruso corporation will give a rbeque at the Armory. ;rietl dealers, and others, ,j) irranging and building 'splitswhich will feature ererything electrical from hiM to refrigerators. continuous and varied pro- kill be in charge of R. E. md J. Dale Stentz. bwieque will be prepared aSiler, while all the "trim- will be prepared and aerv- Mn. Dewey L. Pless, Mrs. B. McCrary, Miss Mary Mn. E. B. Rickman, Mrs. Sheffield, Mrs) J. C. Moore, ska Foster, and Mrs. Hugh All of these are in one way ier directly connected with S6 corporation. pnd prize, a $75 washing pven by Massie Furniture pj, win be given away at fk Saturday night. Other i be given away both m kour, on the hour. details of the two-dav show found throughout this issue hper. iffldDinidlay At S Project c sip Town Officials Are Seeking Re-Election Creek Defense p Start On Second fi Of Classes courses in national de started at the Fines wool on January the 20th, "tone for another eight mmg period. The second wted on March the 17th, Continue nntU May 9th. n in auto mechanics tught by Waldo Green, 'the operation, care and " itos, trucks and tract or in elementary elec tro by Charlie Rathbone, rf5f fPtion. cre and 'electrical equipment. te are given for out-of- f a boys from the ages of t we held in the voca- 25 Fs Creek TLe direction of B. G. , tuer. mere to the boys enrolled. la Will . . . ("FFA Chapter At (r And Son Banquet Pet Dairy Buys Brevard Dairy; Will Serve Area Pet Dairy Products Company have bought the East View Dairy, of Brevard, and will serve that sec tion with pasteurized milk and oth er dairy products, according to R. B. Davenport, local plant manager. Pet bought the equipment and business, and will get milk from the dairy, bring it here in a spe cial insulated truck for pasteuriza tion, and sell it both at retail and wholesale in Brevard and commu nity. .- ' ' "TlevuarteJ-s will beTnairftained at East View Dairy in Brevard, where ample refrigeration facil ities are available for keeping the milk and other products. The purchase was made from C. P. and Lewis Osborne. Mr. Davenport announced ' that milk from this plant is now being delivered daily in Waynesville, Ha zelwood, Canton, Sylva, Cashiers, Cullowhee, Cherokee, Bryson City and Brevard. Plans are to open milk routes in Asheville soon. Ice cream is sold in all of the above places and also in Asheville, Hen dersonville and Franklin. Frank Osborne will be manager of the business in Brevard. I- a ,rw, local attorney, of ft Slld fcy tte Bethel Future Farmer, of et m t7:30 o'clock in the gnegts. loaay SEf-rrnvo Local Nurse Made First Lieutenant In Nursing Corps Miss Grace Plott Campbell, grad uate nurse, who volunteered her services in the Army Nursing Corps. She has been ordered to report to duty at a government base hos pital at Puerto Rica. She sailed from Charleston on Monday to take up her new work. Lt. Campbell is the daughter of Mrs. D. C. Campbell and the late Mr. Campbell, of this county. She is a graduate of a Chattanooga Hospital School of Nursing, and was connected with the Haywood County Hospital for five years. At the time of volunteering she was associated with the Woodland Clinic of Woodland, Calif. All four of Waynesville's elective officer holders are announcing to day that they are seeking re-election in the city election, which will be held on Tuesday, May 6. J. H. Way is seeking another term as mayor, while T. L. Bram lett, L. M. Killian and Hugh Mas sie are candidates for aldermen. No other formal announcements have been made to date. F. D. Ferguson has been named registrar, and Henry Gaddy and Jarvis Campbell are election judges. Haywood Cattle Win First Places In Anderson Show '. "vr.r t ' Haywttoff- county livestock won on all first places at the second annual show and sale held at An derson, S. C, on Tuesday of this week, which was attended by a number of stockmen from this section. In the light weight division a steer irom the R. V. Welch farm won first place and was sold to a 4-H club boy of Anderson county. In the junior division including over 40 steers, Haywood steers won all first places, and two sec ond places. In the adult division, Haywood steers won all three first places. The grand champion steer of the show came from the herd of John M- Queen. The reserve grand champion was bought last fall from R. V. Welch, ' Several steers sold last fall to 4-H boys were placed high in the show. All pen and car lot divi sions were won by Western North Carolina steers, many of them from Haywood county. The grand champion breed own ed by John Queen sold for 30 cents per pound and the reserve cham pion from the R. V. Welch farm sold for 17 cents. Mrs. L. C. Waddell, Seriously 111 In BUlmor Hospital TJio rnndition of Mrs. L. C. Wad- of Hazelwood. who is a pa tient in the Biltmore Hospital, is reported to be seriously ill accora information received last "6 " : night. Band And Girls' Glee Club Win Rating Of "1" In District Contest The Waynesville township high school band and the girls' glee club came out with a 1 rating to the annual district contest and festi val held at the Lee Edwards high school in Asheville on Saturday. Approximately 700 students from 11 western counties took part in the program. ; Ensembles and individual re ceiving top ratings are qualified to enter the state music contest and festival to be held in Greensboro next month. In the case of the girls' glee club, they are eligible to enter the regional contest to be held in Richmond, Va., in May. . the local band, entered in Class C. played three numbers Tne judge gave the Waynesville band an honor rating of 1, and fa as much as it was the only Dana oi class entered in the district, it was declaxael champion band in the district ' - -TLe'twke&t fa esiP ! elemiaaUoB tontest in which musi cal groups may compete for the state festival The honor rating of the judges is a sfollowsr II J, equaling average; II, as exceuci" or good ; and I, as supenur. The honor rating of I entitles the local band to compete in the state contest against similar winners in the other ten district of the state. It is uncertain at the present whether or not the local band will be able to make the trip, as plans have not been made for the trans- The'stete girls' glee club will be eligible to compete in the state Elee club festival, but owing to the large group of fr hib enter i -tjttM music festival uus feature has been discontinued in the latter group, in tne repor t -test to which they are eligible, they wiQ compete with eimaiar groups from Southern states, from Mary land to Florida. ' J . Both groups were directed by L. T. New, Jr, band director of the township schools. VAJiuictuu r u in Start Clearing Right-Of-Ways Lowdermilk Brothers Have 600 Days To Complete Road From Soco To Big Witch Gap . Workmen started Monday clear ing the 7.4-mile right-of-way on the Blue Ridge Parkway from Soco Gap to Big Witch Gap, all of which is in the Cherokee Indian Reservation. This section of the Parkway, known as 2-Y, constitutes one of the heaviest grading jobs that has been let so far on the entire Park way. The contractors are Loder milk Brothers, of Denver, Colo. They have an office at Soco Gap. The firm has done considerable construction work in the western parks, , v - "v. " ' - T Three tunnels, averaging 275 feet,: are included in this project, which will cost $746,952. The con. tract calls for the grading of 734,000 cubic yards of mountain side in 600 days. At the termination of this pro ject at Big Witch Gap, an Indian and park road leads Off in two di rections. One down Bunches Creek to Ravensford and the other direct ly into Cherokee. Both are good roads and will afford excellent loop trips from Big Witch Gap. This section of the Parkway is crossed several times by an In dian road, which will necessitate a number of underpasses and in instances cause the relocation of the Indian road. At Soco Gap, the Parkway will pass over State Highway No. 293. Access to the Parkway will be made right at the gap, right at the end of the present pavement. The construction of the Park way from Soco Gap to Big Witch Gap is under the supervision of Howard Gohiband, project engin eer, Floyd Davidson, resident en gineer, both of the Bureau of Pub lic Roads; md Arthur Connell, landscape engineer, of the Park Service. The state road from Soco Gap to Cherokee, now under construc tion by Ratph E. Mills, is expected to have a crushed stone surf see by late summer. Present plans now are, to ad vertise Parkway section 2-Z in May. This is an 8-mile sectarm from Big Witch Gap to Ravens ford, and will be one of the rough est sections of all, in that 11 tun nels will have to be built, and an average grade of seven per cent made. School Band To Give Anniversary Concert Friday The Waynesville high school band will oresent a program on Friday night, 28th, at the high school to celebrate the anniversary of their first concert. : The concert was scheduled for the 14th, but had to be postponed on account of the big snow on that day. AH tickets bought for the first date will be good for the evening of the 28th. The program giving a. variety of numbers will be given under di rection of the band leader, L. T, New, Jr. The proceeds will be used to help defray the expenses of the band to the annual music festival in Greensboro, where Hhey are eligi ble, to enter the state wide band contest. ' - .; '"...v Baptist From 7 Counties To Hold Meet In Canton The annual regional Baptist Training Union convention, com prised of delegate from churches in seven Western North Carolina counties will mef t at the First Baptist church in Canton on Fri day and Saturday of this week. The convention opens at , 3:30 o'clock on Friday afternoon and closes on Saturday afternoon. At least '2V)0 dele?;ates from outride of the county are expected te at tend. : The theme is "Following the Living Christ." Various topics re lating to this theme wiTl be dis cussed at the Friday afternoon and night sessions by the young people from the churches represented. The tournaments of the various departments will be held Friday night and Saturday afternoon. The Rev. H. G. Hammett, pastor of the First Baptist church of Waynesville, will bring n inspi rational message on Saturday morning. The Rev, Wyman E. Wod, of Swannanoa, will preside. BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Gilliland an nounce the birth of a son, Joseph Anthony, on March the 21st, at their home on Waynesville, route 1. Rough Grading On Parkway Done Near Beech Gap The rough grading of the Blue Ridge Parkway from Beech Gap to Balsam Springs has been com pleted, including the 620-foot tun nel. The work has been closed during the winter, by Nell Teer, contractor. Work is expected to be resumed soon, and the crushed stone nr- face put on the section. Program Of Electrical Show Friday and Saturday, March 28 29. At The Waynesville Armory. Opens Friday at 2 p. m., and closes at 10 p. m. Opens Saturday at 10 a. m., and closes at 10 p. m. No admission charges, Valuable prizes given every hour on the hour. Band parade and concert, by High School Band, starting at 11 o'clock Saturday morning. Free Barbeque Saturday afternoon at &, at tne Armory. Orand trize of a $75 General Electric Washing Machine given away Saturday night at 9, by Massie Furniture Co. Exhibits of electrical appliances in actual operation dur ing the time of the show, i i Entertainment and informal program unaer airecuan oi R. E. Sentelle and J. Dale Stentz. Palm Beach Man Will Modernize Entire Building Dining Room Will Be En larged To Seat 250; All Sixty Rooms To Be Heated L. S. Gaulden, hotel man of West Palm Beach, Fla., has bought the Gordon Hotel from Mrs. L, E. Phil lips, of Black Mountain and others, it was learned yesterday from Quinby Kipp, who has been mana ger for the past four years. Final details of the transfer of the prop, erty will be worked out during the next few days. The new owner plans extensive improvements on the property, in cluding the addition of a private bath for every one of the 60 rooms, and a complete redecoration of all the interior and painting the ex terior. .'. ,. At present 30 of the 60 rooms are heated. Mr. Gaulden plans to install an oil burner of sufficient size to the boiler to heat both the main muilding and the annex. The renovation also calls for en larging the dining room to seat ing capacity of 250 with a mod ernization of the kitchen unit. No definite date was given by Mr. Kipp as to when thfl new'owner would take over active manage ment of the property, but it is understood that he will come to Waynesville as soon as the season closes in West Palm Beach. Mr. Gaulden spent several days here during the past week completing the purchase of the hotel. It was learned that Mr. and Mrs, J, G. McGraw, who have had charge of the dining room for two years, will remain for the present with the new management. Mr. Gaulden has been a frequent visitor to this section in the past few years and owns property at Bulsam. He is owner of the 90 room Alhambra hotel of West Palm Beach, said to be one of the most popular resort hotels in that im mediate vicinity. At the time Mr, Maulden took it over it had lost favor with the public, but under his modernization and management business has been brought back to a high peak. Mrs, Phillips, of Black Mountain, bought the property about five years ago and her son managed the place until four years ago in July, when Mr. and Mrs. Quinby Kipp, of New York, the latter her daughter, took over the place and have since operated it. Mr. Kipp did not make any statement as to his plans for the future. He and Mrs. Kipp have made many friends during their stay here and' have co-operated in all civic understandings. The Gordon, one of the oldest resort hotels in town, was built many years ago by Captain Alden Howell, and has changed hands several times. Not since the an- next was built and the place enlarg ed bad it been operated in the win ter until Mr. and Mrs. Kipp took over the management. $90,000 Building To Be Completed Here By July 15 Merchant Construction Company Of Asheville Awarded Contract Monday Afternoon "We expect to begin moving dirt this week," was the answer given The Mountaineer yesterday by the Merchant Construction Company, of Ashville, when queried about the starting date of construction of the plant for Dayton Rubber Manufac turing Company on a 20-acre site near Hazelwood. "We have a man in your town today (Wednesday) checking on materials and prices. Probably we will begin work Thursday, we don't know yet, but certainly expect to be underway this week," a repre sentative of the firm said. The contract was approximately $90,000, according to A. L. Freed lander, president of the Dayton Rubber Manufacturing Company, and the contract calls for the building to be substantially com pleted by July 15. The contractors expect that an average of 60 to 75 men will be given employment during the con- ; struction of the modern plant . ' Buff tile, together with steel sash will form the walls of the steel framed building. The roof is of the factory type design for the one story building, which will have about 40,000 square feet of floor space. The main building is in the form of an "L," fronting some 200 feet on the highway, and running about 180 feet deep. A spur off from, the main building, of 200 feet will house the shoe plant which will be operated in connection with the rubber plant. A basement will be built under the shoe plant, which connects directly with the main plant. A spur track 'of the Southern Railway system will be built to the property, running to the boiler' house, which will be separated from 'main buildings. No information has been received' as to the contracts for plumbing heating and electrical work. The contract for the construc tion of the plant here was awarded the, Merchant Construction Com pany Monday afternoon. Parkway Section Will Be Opened On April 15th The 6-mile section of the Blue Ridge Parkway from Wagon Road Gap to Bridges Creek Gap, will be opened to the public on April 15, it was announced this week. The road has a crushed stone surface, and affords one of the most scenic drive in this" entire section. The road was closed for the winter months to allow settlinar of the roadbed. $8,000 Expansion Of Balsam Fish Hatchery Slated To Begin Today Lawrence Leatherwood Heads Schoolmasters Club For Coming Year Lawrence Leatherwood, princi pal of Hazelwood school, was elect ed president of the Schoolmasters' Club at the regular meeting of the group held on Wednesday night in the FFA chapter house. Other officers elected to serve vice president, Hugh Rogers, of Cruso, secretary and treasurer, Eugene Francis, of Crabtree. Mr. And Mrs. Massie Go To New York On Baying Trip Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Massie left Sunday for New York, where they are spending this week buying Easter merchandise for the Tog gery. An $8,000 expansion propwm at Morrison Hatchery at Balsam, is slated to get underway today by WPA, according to news received this week from Raleigh. The work will consist of grading1 about the large pools which were constructed last year, and improv ing the road leading from the high way into the hatchery grounds. Further plans are to develop the earthen pools on the property, the information to Charles E. Ray. member of the board of conserva tion and development pointed out. The hatchery is one of the larg est in the south. The large pools ' are 60 feet in diameter and are S to 9 feet deep. They have a capac ity of 100,000 one-inch fingerlinc trout, or about 25,000 five-inch fish.