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Published Twice-A-Week In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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63th YEAR NO. 50 20 PAGES Associated Press and United Press News WAYNESVILLE, N. C, THURSDAY AFTERNOON, JUNE 22, 1930 $3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
Senatorial Candidates In Runoff Vote
"Section of The Atlanta
jr,nd Journal of June
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r,nd two, holder of several
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rti has an unusually keen
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Ta. th trio into South
. ith the motorcade, re
,Md enjoyed every minute
. mv trip. No doubt the
jhtol the trip for George
tbt group was going Into the
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th Chamber of Com
. spotted George and Bill
lwar bonnets" and walked
t. meet them. As the ener
wretarv approached the
aerokees, he raised his hand
aid- "How. Pale face, wanta
i friends wun flg uicuhio,
gave the secretary
luting look, and in the brogue
Londoner, enswerea: .
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hit off-key today, 'trust
.fMllna hale and hearty."
Jabbergasted secretary ex-
wi limp hand, and remarxea:
riy, lunch Is ready come
visitor from further South
Led her pickup truck on Main
it the other day. then hurried
its do some shopping.. : A lew
i!s later, she came back, walk-
ibsentmindedly past her own
h, and climbed into the cab
fee that looked Just like it
k insarted her ighltlori key
switch as susual, but couldn'l
it. Frowning with irritation,
wiggled it around, trying to
it work. Then she Btepped
k starter. The motor turned
M didn't take.
she got out of the truck,
i tround to the back, look
p the wheels, walked around
front, then got in and tried
Nte of her inspection tour.
an't made up its mind to work.
this time, a small crowd of
pby had gathered and was
m her efforts with interest,
has the owner of the truck
72 Acres Added To
State Test Farm Here
U. S. Senator Frank P. Graham (left) and Raleigh Attorney Willis
Smith are winding up their campaigns this week in final prepara
tion for Saturday's runoff Primary.
For June 24 Runoff Vole
Car Goes Down
Wrecker crews were attempt
ing this afternoon to pull a burn
ed car 320 feet up a steep em
bankment in the Cove Creek
section. The car went off the
steep embankment early Wed
nesday night and burned.
V The driver is said to have es
carped, injuries. The name of the
owner was not available as The
Mountaineer went to press.
Driver Warned In
Time To Quench
Blaze In Truck
V ' " . " . .
A truck driver yesterday after
noon, warned by motorists round
ing their auto horns, parked his
burning vehicle and doused the
flames before they could do more
than minor damage.
Mr. Cutshaw of Waynesville was
unaware of the fire burning under
his truck until two motorists wait
ing for the red light to change at
the intersection ' of Church and
Haywood, sounded the alarm.
. The drivers of the waiting autos
on Church saw smoke billowing
from the truck and the flames
licking around the drive shaft near
m pulling switches, buttons,
er gadgets without success,
lady dismounted and went
is the street to a filling station
the hnttnm ttf thu rah as tho ve
Wetly waited to see hpy? she hicie(- ioaded wjth logs, passed the
intersection on its way east on
Cutshaw promptly parked and
aided by a bucket brigade formed
by residents of a nearby house, e
tinguished the flames just as Way
nesville firemen arrived
The truck driver said his emer
gency brake got hot and ignited
grease around it,
The flames were licking danger
ously close to the truck's big gas
tank when the blaze was discovered,
a, with a worker in tow she
M to the truck.
p man took one look at the
. and, turning to the anx-
iy, observed quietly: ,
pyou wouldn t want to drive
f truck even if you could get
to Mr. Stovall."
r lady's face turned a nice
J With a sheepish smile, she
r the man, and walked
i p me street in search t
pi Women Return
r Alma Jackson and Mrs.
j Sogers, returned recently
f Work Shop Classroom
Conference held at Mere-
June 22 Partly
P' father Urft.m an J -
Ikj no tu fUU UU1U1U
W and Friday, with scat-
L.wers or thundershowers
i - mosuy in the afternoon.
Lfded by the staff of the
JOE REINERTSON IN HOSPITAL
Joe Reinertson, who is a medi
cal patient at the Haywood Coun
ty Hospital, is doing nicely.
Church Leaders To Speak At lunaluska Senator Graham,
Three Bishops To
Haywood County's elections offl
cials were completing arrange'
ments today for Saturday s run
off primary in the Senatorial race
between Willis Smith and Senator
Frank P. Graham.
Crom Cole, chairman of the
county elections board, meanwhile
forecast that the Haywood vote
would run about 73 per cent of the
record 5,000-plus cast in the May
He added, however, that there
was little evidence of the intense
wide-spread interest that marked
the senatorial and local races in
the May 27 voting. :
Mr. Cole yesterday delivered the
printed ballots and the registration
books to the officials of the 24 pre
cincts. ' V
When asked about the expense
of the first primary and the runoff,
Mr. Cole estimated that the May
27 vote cost the county "more than
$5,000". ;'-.- .--V
TheW for flifrunff,;M Es
timated, would amount to about
The cost Includes bills for print
ing and in salaries of clerical help.
Workers in some precincts
stayed up most of the night of the
last Primary, while most of the
staff in Waynesville Precinct 2
(North Ward) were on the job 42
hours counting the ballots. ;
However, with the ballots for
only two candidates to count, elec
tions officials saw an early clean-up
to the tabulation in the 24 pre
The major county races which
had more than two candidates were
decided in the first primary.
The runnersup in the battle for
other local offices where leaders
failed to obtain sufficient major
ities did not exercise their right
to call for runoffs. : , .
Referring to the results of the
original primary,' Mr. Cole also
forecast that the turnout In the
Beaverdam precincts would be
much larger in future elections
than it has been in the past:
"The success of some of the can
didates from the Canton area in
the May 27 primary has stimulat
ed the interest of ;the voters in
that end of the county.
"They found out the importance
of their individual vote that last
Hits High Record
This Issue of The Mountaineer
goes to more paid subscribers
than any regular edition ever
The circulation of The Moun
taineer has been continually
climbing for several years, and
today's total marks an, all-time
The readership of this news
paper for every edition is now
well above the 20,000 figure.
The White Oak Development
Program meeting was presided
over by the Co-chairman Roe Led
ford at the meeting Saturday, June
17th, Mrs. Sarah Ledford read the
ninth chapter of Luke for the scrip
ture and Robert Fisher led in
prayer. Everybody then Joined in
group singing and practicing.
The majority of the meeting: was
devoted tS business ai5d singfhto
Plans were discussed regarding the
new community house. The men
in the neighborhood began con
verting the old Presbyterian church
into the White Oak community
They will begin with the roof
and all men are asked to be on
hand to help if at all possible.
Lunch will be served by the women
on the grounds, and they will also
work on the scrapbook.
The food sale by the women of
White Oak at the Ned Clark auc
tion sale added more money to the
building fund. Contributions were
also received from several candi
dates who were unable to attend
the box supper but wanted to help,
thus swelling the amount to $401.00
instead of the $387.00 as previously
George C. Boring, Roe W. Led
ford and Brownlowe G,
Seventy-two more acres were
added to the Mountain Experiment
Station Test Farm here this morn
ing, it was announced by Howard
Clapp, director in charge.
Tho title for the 72 acres, owned
by Mr. and Mrs. Jack Keener, of
Bryson City, changed hands, as a
check for about $18,000 was paid
for the land by the State.
Mr. Clapp said the formal trans
fer this morning climaxed two
years of work in getting the pro
ject approved, and the funds in
The additional land will be used
for plot work, and establishment of
an orchard for research work. The
orchard work Is expected to be
come a vital factor, as it has been
looked upon as a big need in agri
cultural work for many years.
Mr. Clapp said that work is slat
ed to begin immediately in devel
opment of the additional acreage.
The new addition brings the Test
Farm total acreage to 388, Mr
Clapp said, with the modern 4-H
Club Camp adjoining the property
The 34 acres in the Club Camp
were also purchased from Mr. and
Mrs. Keener several years ago.
L, Y, Ballentine commissioner
of agriculture, has been interested
for sometime in acquiring the ad
ditional acreage, and the commit
tee if rom' the State Agriculture
Commission, was composed of Bert
Slagle, of Franklin; W. B. Austin
of fWCvst Jefferson; and O. J, Holler,
or KUHiertoraion wouiny,
Preliminary Work Starts
On Zoning Of Waynesville
Rufus Siler was elected chair
man of Waynesville's new five
member zoning commission Mon
day afternoon a few hours after
a Raleigh attorney started work on
plans for the town. ; '.. ;
The election of the chairman
fulfilled "the requirements of the
recently-enacted town ordinance
that this officer must be named
within ' 30 days after the appoint
ment of the full body.'
The attorney George C. Frank
lin, general counsel for the, N. C.
League of Municipalities is draw
ing up a preliminary tentative plan
for submission to the commission.
Franklin, incidentally, has help
ed set up zoning lit more than 50
big and little North Carolina
towns, including Asheville, Char
lotte, and Canton,
The zoning laws, if adopted, he
explained, will protect both the
individual home owner and the
man with heavv investments in
In brief, it will state where
husiness and Industrial buildings
ran and cannot be located.
At the same time, it will help
Houoinn neighborhood areas
hrn.ioh the encouragement of
building of essential business struc
tures in sections not conveniently
located near the business district.
The zoning provisions would
cover - everything irom ,.tne ; loca
tion of million-dollar factories to
the size of the side alley between
"It's - a job that should have
been done long ago," -observed
Town Manager G. C. Ferguson
Mr. Franklin 'said Waynesville
is the last large town in the state
to start the machinery for estab
lishing zoning laws. - ;
The commission, of Mr. Siler,
Charles Ray, David Underwood,
Jr., Charles Woodard, and W.
Hugh .Massie, will go over Mr,
Franklin's preliminary recommend
ations, then submit them with any
revisions it thinks necessary, to
the town board.
The town board then will call
a nublic meetinK to discuss the
details of the proposal, after ad
vertising the plan for three weeks.
The board then will consider
the recommendations, complaints,
and suggestions of the individual
citizens, make any further revi
sions, then call another public
(See Zoning Pag-e 8)
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The Waynesville Art Gallery will
launch its 18th summer season
when it opens here tonight.
Jimmy Mann, the operator of the
firm that has become a Waynes
ville summer institution, said to
day sales will start at 7:30 p.m. and
will continue every evening at the
same time until July 1.
Saturday, July 3, the Gallery
will hold two sales daily, one start,
ing at 10:30 a.m., and the second
at 7:30 p.m.
Ready for the 1950 opening night
audience are thousands of pieces
Messer of fine jewelry, furniture,, china,
Bishop Clare Purcell (left), of the Birmingham, Ala., area, and
Bishop Paul Kern of the Nashville, Tenn.; area, will be among the -v
featured speakers during the four-day Methodist Convocation for '
Teachers and Presidents of Adult Classes of the Southern Juris
diction. Sharing the rostrum with them will be Bishop Arthur
Moore of the Atlanta, Ga.( area, and U. S. Senator Frahk P. Gra
ham.... . .
To Speak At
lunaluska June 26
,U. S. Senator Frank P. Gra
ham will address a convocation
of 2,000 Methodist Jay leader
at Lake Junaluska at 9 p.m.
This will mark the venatoPs
first public address following the
close of his campaign for the
Democratic nomination. ' .
I accepting the Invitation, Doc
tor Graham deidd to ,gajuunt.
these hills' instead of tak
ing a non-peaking post-cam-paign
vacation at the beach which
his advisers had suggested..
The diminutive North Caro
lina junior senator, who served
as president of the University of
North Carolina for 19 years up
to his appointment to the con
gressional post, will discuss the
education of adults for living In
the existing economic and poll
. tlcal order. . .
His address is scheduled to
open at 8 p.m.
The session, which will open
Saturday night, is for presidents
and teachers of adult classes of
the church's Southeastern Jurisdiction.
were elected as irusiees oi uie
new community house.
Any person wishing to go to the
music festical this coming Satur
day night at the Waynesville High
School at 7:30 o clock and help out
their community In the group sing
ing, and don't have a way to go,
are asked to be along the road and
Robert Davis will pick them up
with his truck. Robert Fisher will
lead us in the singing. :
New Scout Troop
Haywood County gained a new
Boy Scout troop Sunday night,
Troop 15, sponsored by the
Spring Hill Baptist Church, was
chartered formally in an impres
sive ceremony at the church.
- Serving as Scoutmaster - of . the
new organization Is Harold Press
ley, assisted by Robert Clark.
Chairman of the Council is
Woodrow Fleming, while other
members of this body are M. V.
Bramlett. George Henson, Welton
Mease, Gay Chambers, John Ship
man, Oliver Hill, and Owen Mur
ray.' . -
and other items, including Mr.
Mann's choice collection of Meis
sen, Dresden, and other antique
To Address Lions
George C. Franklin of Raleigh,
general counsel for the North Caro
lina League of Municipalities, will
be featured speaker at this week's
regular meetings of the Lions and
Mr. Franklin is currently draw
ing recommendations for a propos
ed zoning law for Waynesville.
He'll address the Lions at their
weekly dinner meeting at 7 P. M.
today in Patrick's Cafeteria.
The next day he'll address the
Rotarians at their 1 P, M. luncheon
session at The Towne House.
- He'll tell both groups about zon
ing procedure, and its benefits to
the individual citizen and the com
munity as a whole,
Mr. Franklin,' who was raised in
Asheville, has aided in setting up
zoning laws in more than 50 North
Carolina cities and towns, includ
ing Canton, Asheville, and Char
Choir Of 100 To
Sing At Lake
The singing of a choir of 100
voices selected from the finest in
southeastern church choirs will be
a feature of the Methodist Convo
cation For Teachers aid Presidents
of Adult Classes which meets at
Lake Junaluska this weekend. '
' M. Leo Rippy of Nashville,
Tenn., director of the conference,
today indicated that' the function
of this ' chorus would be consider
ably" more than to provide musical
background for the sessions.
He said that, by the time the
conference ends, the approximate
ly 2,000 delegates would be thor
oughly familiar with up to 30 of
the church's greatest anthems.
Mr. Rippy explained that the
100-voice chorus would sing 12
anthems during the course of the
meetings. Some of these are well
known hymns. But many of them
are among the great pieces that
are not universally known among
Generally, he pointed out, local
church practice is to have the sing.
ing of possibly half a dozen of the
favorites habitually at all services.
The result is that many church
goers do not know some of the
greatest anthems or hymns of the
The choir will be directed by Dr.
Fagan Thompson, pastor pf the
Cullum, Alabama, Methodist
Serving as organist will be Cyrus
Daniel, regular organist at the As
sembly who also holds the same
position with the First Presbyter
ian Church of Nashville.
Mr. Rippy is director of the
Methodist Board of Education's
department of Christian education
of adults, with headquarters in
Hugh Montieth Is
Gov. Of Lions
Hugh Montieth, of Sylva, was
named district governor of district
31-A of North Carolina Lions at
their annual convention in Char
lotte. A number of Waynesville Lions
attended the Convention, which
featured the Waynesville band in a
parade on Monday, The Canton
Band, accompanied by a number or
Canton Lions, also participated in
the convention program.
National Editorial Awards Announced
The Mountaineer received spe
cial recognition by the- National
Editorial Association this week as
the 1950 awards were presented.
The Mountaineer was the only
newspaper in the state of North
Carolina to be included in the list
of awards, the report said.
The special recognition was for
service to agriculture.
The National Editorial Associa
tion embraces the small dally
papers and non-daily newspapers
In the entire nation.
The announcement was made at
the annual convention at : Provi
dence. R. I.
21 Wilderness Riders
To Return Friday From
125-Mile Trip In Park
The 21 riders who left ten days
ago for the 125-mlle trip into the
remote sections of the Park, are
scheduled to arrive at Cataloochee
Ranch mid-afternoon Friday.
The Trail Riders of The Wilder
hess, led by Tom Alexander, and
his two daughters of Cataloochee
Ranch, had "perfect weather" until
Wednesday, when they encountered
rain. Prior to that, they had en
joyed ideal weather conditions on
Friday night, the 21 riders will
sleep for the first time in 10 days
under a roof, other than a tent.
They will have their first indoor
meal Friday night, at the "big
spread" at Cataloochee Ranch, and
then participate in the usual
square dance which marks the end
of such trips.
There are 17 people, from about
seven states, on the trip. Some
are veterans of previous trips, and
others are making it for the first
The group were contacted three
times during the ten days, with a
supply pack from the Ranch.:
Twenty-eight horses were
quired for the trip, and another
similar trip will be made in Sep
tember, leaving on the 19th.
The group have camped out dur
ing the entire 10-day period.
Those making the trip were: Roy
C. Atkinson, Fowled. Ind.; Mrs.
Richard Boyton, Buffalo, N.Y.; Mr.
and Mrs. Lawrence B. Burdick, Kal
amazoo, Mich.; Mrs, Earl Kenyon,
Jacksonville; E. W. Nick, Erie, Pa,;
Andres F. Rabe, New Bremen,
Ohio; Mr. and Mrs. Carl F. Stock
fiek, Philadelphia; Miss Anne
Thompson, High Point; Miss Lu
cretia Vaile, Denver, Colo.
James B. Hubbard of Raleigh,
representative of the American
Forestry Association; Dr. F. Eu
gene Dalton, of Ventnor City, N.
J., medical officer in charge.
iTom Alexander, in charge of the
group, Misses Alice and Judy Alex
ander; Sam Woody, cook, and camp
assistants, Glenn Messer, V. A.
Henry, Elmer Messer, and Tom
Church officials were com
pleting preparations today for the
opening of the Lake Junaluska
Methodist Assembly's largest conference.
Approximately 2,000 delegates
from nine Southern States are
scheduled to attend the Methodist
Convocation for Teachers and
Presidents of Adult Classes, which
will open at the Assembly Sat up
day night. .
Most of them " are expected to
arrive on Sunday. :
The list of featured speakers
Includes three Bishops and a U. S.
Bishop Clare Purcell of the Bir.
mingham, Ala., area, will address
the audience at 8 p.m. Sunday.
: Senator Frank P. Graham, ia
his first public address, since the
end of his campaign to return to
Washington, will open the Monday
night program. . 2
Following him on the rostrum
will be Arthur J. Moore, bishop
of the church's Atlanta, Ga area..
The address of Bishop Paul Kern
of the Nashville. Tenn.. area at
11 a.m. Tuesday will close the con
ference. V " ,
1 In charge of the arrangements
for the session is M. Leo Rippy,
director of the Department of
Christian Education of Adults of
the Methodist Board of Education '
at Nashville, ' '
The convocation will open Satur
day night, with the address of Dr.
William Cannon, professor in the
School of Religions; of Emory Uni
versity at Atlanta 6a. ,
His theme will &eJ'Jn. A Divine
Call."-- . y.
' Thi sessions AvUl continue' Sun-"-day
with a series of lectures, ser
mons, and addresses.
Dr. Paul Anderson of NeW York
City will discuss "Christianity and
Communism" during his speech
which will open the day's program
at 9:30 a.m. in the Assembly Audi
At 10 a.m.; Dr. Georgia Harknesg
of the Garrett School of Religion,
Evanston, 111., will preach a sermon
on the subject: "Go Teach".
Bishop PurceU's address, "Adults
Serving The World," will open the
evening program at 8 o'clock.
He will be followed at 9 p.m. by
Dr. N. C. McPherson, pastor of St.
John's Church of Memphis, Tenn.,
whose subject will be" A New So
ciety". " . y
Dr. John Rustin, pastor of the
Mt. Vernon Place Methodist
Church of Washington, D. C, will
discuss church and adult recrea
tion in his talk at 10 a.m. Monday.
That evening, Senator Graham,
who served for 19 years as presi
dent of the University of North
Carolina, will speak on adult edu
cation in relation to political
Bishop Moore's address, which
will follow the senator's, will be
on "Macedonian Call".
At 10 a.m. Tuesday, the final day
of the convocation, Dr. J. Q. Schlis-
ler, secretary of the division of lo
cal church board of education at
Nashville, will discuss the theme
"Winning Adults To Christ".
Bishop Kern's address, on "My
Church," will follow at 11 a.m.
The delegates on Sunday and
Monday afternoons will split up
into 34 discussion groups for spe
cial sessions. : -
Comprising laymen who are lead-!
ers in local churches, and more
than 600 teachers of adult classes,
this body represents approximate
ly 800 churches in Virginia, Nortlf -and
South Carolina, Georgia, Flor
ida, Alabama, Mississippi, Tennes
see, and Kentucky.
In Hay wood
Injured . . . . 18
Killed . . . . 3
(This Information com
piled from Records of
State Highway Patrol)
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