THE WAYNESVILLE MOUNTAINEER
THURSDAY, APRIL l.J.
THE WAYNESVILLE PRINTING CO.
Main Street Waynesville, N. C,
W. C. HUSS Managing Editor
P. 1). DKATON General Manager
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THURSDAY, APRIL 1.1,
"WAYNESYILLE'S CHAMBERS OF COM
MERCE" So Waynesville has two Chambers, of Com
merce. The action taken before and at the second
mass meeting last Friday night decided to have
the two organizations, instead of the reorgani
sation of th e old Chamber ol Commerce under
the plan recently outlined by C. AI. Dictis, as
had been suggested. It seemed for a while that
that action would be taken, thus giving Way
nesville only one organization. I!ut the direc
tors ol' the old Chamber of Commerce felt that
it was best not to do that, and therefore' did
not interfere with the organization of the Way -itesville
District Chamber of Commerce.
Today we have two similar organizations
'Mat are set out to accomplish similar things
for the community. .Just 'what two similar or
jhiiixations will mean to U'aynesviile and com
iiiiiimity cannot be detei mined at this time. It
might be the best thing that could happen. K
might .means otherwise. We hope it will be
for the best.
Since there are two similar organizations-,
it; Waynesville. The .Mountaineer shall not be
partial to either, but will gladly give publicity
i f the act ivities id' both in an unbiased maimer.
We shall try to attend all meetiuKs to which
we are requested and report t hat which we feel
'Sir reader- would like to road.
Editorially, we shall continue the policy
of trying to promote all things which We feci
are for. the good of the community regardless
of what organization is sponsoring ' t" "ho move--nient.
In the future we shall be glad to cooperate
in every way with both organizations in giving
facts and publicity, but in no way do we now
feel that we shall take an active part
in trying to mold public sentiment for eith
The fields are white unto harvest in the
tourist business, but it is going to take unity
to harv est the crop.
Without unity, we can do but little.
100 MILES AN HOUR ON HIGHWAYS
Three New York ; and Host on architects
have just completed, drawings for a private
motor road from New York to Hoston on which
motorist s , can trav el at the rate of 100 aides
an hour. The plans of the; architects are to
have the road pass under cities and towns along
'.ho route between the two northern cities.
V We might think on this in a lighter vein
now.;; but no doubt somy day we'll be riding, or
.should we say (lying, on this very project- at
which we now snicker.
Riding at 100. miles an hour would not
; conie under, tlie head, of '.-joy-riding" for tho.-e of
us who thought 3 years ago that 2o miles an
hour was break-neck speed. ' '
. It wa.- not until we read the article pub-
iished elsewhere in this paper by a .1 ;-y ear-old .
, girl, in which she gave many reasons -'how the
home economic, class at the. Waynesville. Town
ship school helped her in so many practical
ways, that wo realized just what good is being
done by such a (less.
The article -written by this girl .-ecms al
most like one of these stories written by a per
son with imagination and set out in such a way
as just to make interesting reading, and noth
ing more, but this article is based on conditions
actually existing and problems made easier for
this child 'because of things taught in school.
Sometimes we are led to believe that many
departments of our school .system are not ap
preciated as they should be. And perhaps there
have been times when we have expressed an
opinion before we knew the facts in the case.
Anyway, we realize now, more fully, the value
of the home economics class than ever before
because of the article written by Mary McAbee.
With the construction of new roads and
mountain trails, leading into formerly inacces
sible portions of the park area, the Creijt Smoky
Mountains National Park should be a mecca
lor many visitors, touring into Western North
Carolina, during 13;J:. Hiking, horseback rul
ing, fishing and motoring will be in popular
vogue in this now recreational area.
Speeded by President Roosevelt's employ
ment program and by North Carolina state pro
jects, already under way, development of roads
entering the park and of trails and other fa
cilities, within the area, should be rapid. Work
is going forward on the surfacing of Highway
107 from Fla to Newfound Cap and traffic
through the park is maintained' on this route.
Construction is under way on Highway 112 to
Cherokee, and on the new Soco (Jap route into
the Smokies on this side. Highway 112 will be
completed at an early date.
Although it will not be ready for traffic
until late in the year, the Soco (Jap route is
attracting much attention. Construction is
under way on the eight mile approach from
Dellwood N. C. to Soco (Jap and surveys are
being made of the remainder of the route from
the gap to Cherokee. Featured on this new and
shorter route into the Smokies will be a tunnel
several hundred feet in length, bored through
a mountain to prevent defacement of the natur
al btauty of the route, by highway construction.
The Soco (Jap Highway will be the shortest
apptxach to the Park from here. The rout.'
commands magnificent views of the Smokies
from the heights of the llalsam Mountains at
tlie gap. The route will also pass within a short
distance of- the scenic Soco Falls, one of thi1"
beautiful waterfalls of the nation park section.
Within the park, construction of class A
bridle trails through the mountains, leading to
points of spectacular scenic beauty, has been
pressed forward and many new trails are ready
this season. The trail along the crest of Tho
mas Ridge through extensive rhododendron
areas should present a panorama of gorgeous
(lower masses (luring the rhododendron flower
ing season in June. Fx,
W. T. Denton Has
Been In Business
Well Known Hardware .Merchant
Started Business 1 1 Years
Being Built By Dicus
In County 44 Years Near Golf Course
IS IT SELFISHNESS?
We might, have .drawn . hasty conclusion
about the bringing in .'-'ol' men from 'Eastern
cities into this section to work in the national
forests iii ail effort to relieve the unemployed
tip noi th, when hundreds of men in North Caro
lina are without 'work. Not only in North Caro
lina but right here in the counties which gave
up many thousands of dollars of taxable prop
erty for the building of the (Jreat Smoky Moun
tains National Park and other national forest
.and park areas' in Wesetern North Carolina.
We readily realize that the, situation in
this section of the country is not nearly as bad
as in the congested centers of population, as
far as unemployment is concerned, but taking
into consideration the fact that the counties
have given up taxable "property, and then to
have men from other sections of the nation sent
in to do the work is rather hard.
Perhaps it is selfishness on our part to
oven look at the matter in that light, and with
out a doubt, it is nothing but selfishness that
has had a lot to do with the present condition
of t he world so, here's to t hose who know best ,
.our, hearty cooperation, and a more friendly
feeling toward our unfortunate 'fellowmen.
1'SIN(J FIRST NAMES
A weekly newspaper editor in a small town
recently, aiinoimeed'ih his paper that the reason
he would rather live in his town than anywher.'
else in the .world, is, because only in his town do
people call him by his first name. And funic
to think of it, that is another advantage in liv
ing in Mooresville. There's a lot of satisfac
tion in being addressed as "I!iil" or "Tom" or
'whatever;'.' your first name happens to be. It
makes a fellow feel as though he is a lot closer
to the world and on friendlier terms With his
fellowmen. It also makes him feel, when some
fine does happen to. call, him "Mister." that he
is either a stranger in a 'strange land or that
someone is getting ready to ask for a loan. One
of the drawbacks in living in a great city is
that you never get well enough acquainted "-wit h,
your neighbors to warrant them calling you by
your first name. And if you think it isn't a
handicap, then move to the city after you have
lived a long time in a community where every-"
body calls you by your first name. Mooresville
We confess our little faults only to per
suade others that we have no great ones.
Records set in 1932 for height and depth
of exploration, by Prof. Auguste Piccard and
Dr. William Beebe, well may stand during this
year while we strive for a correspondingly in
creased breadth of vision. Ex.
Forty-four yeari ago las; .Monday,
W. T., Denton, well-known hardware
merchant in Wayriesvrlle, started into
business, but in a genera merchan
dise .store at Tito, now Dellwood.
.Mr. Denton was also po-tmaster at
Tito whin it was decided to change
the name of the post oflice. Three
names were placed in a hat and Dell
wood was drawn (.tit.
Mr. Denton was in busine-s with J-
!'. Shelton at th" time. He later sold
oat and e-t dilisto'd another store
he came to Waynesville
and bought the Marsteller Hardware
Company, which was located in the
same building that Ferguson's Gro
cery is now.
Later .Mr. Denton built and moved
into the building next to The Moun
taineer, and operated the Waynesville
Hardware for 25 years. In l'JIit) he
sold this business to K. G. Coffey.
.For some time Mr. Denton did not
enter business, hut in the fall of llKil
he opened his new hardware on -Main
The veteran merchant, recalls many
interesting events in the 4-1 years of
selling goods in the county. He remem
bers when he bought the first keg of
wire nails and what a hard time he
had selling them in competition to tin !
st.-ple siuare iron nail of that time.
Hi recalled the first 'mttle of soda
I water he sold to a cu-tomer, which
wa- al o the' cu.-'.emer':, first soda, it
wa s 'lemon and the customer bogged
hi:o to put smile sugar in i; ih-i-:ui. i
he thought the carbonated water was
Validate Acts Of
Certain agi cements made- by the
Haywood county board of commission:'
ei s and the board of aldermen of. Way
nesville, relating l the reorgnr.i.a
iion ,! the i 'i'f it-ens. Jlauk and Trust
compnay,. at Waynesville. would be
validated under provisions nf a hill
I: fore the General Assambly.
The measure ."introduced by R'epre-
i5iM.a'ive H..oll, ot Haywood, and
pa seii under a suspension of the rules
ID the house- provides: .-
. 'Section 1. That the acts of (he
. re .hi" commissioners -of Haywoon
.'ei.nty and of the hoard of aldermen
vl tne .own of Waynesville, in agree-'
:?ig with the o!lier depositors to accept
-" per cent of the deposits of Ilay
weo l .county,, arid of the town of Way.
Tie-ville in said bank m certain notes,
and to discount said deposits 23 per
cent upon the payment of the remain
ing 50 per cent of said deposits
m cash, lie and the same are hereby
r.uthon.ed. r .titled; approved, and
"See. 2. That -the- hoard 'of com
missioners of Haywood county, and
the hoard ot aldermen of the town of
Waynesville. in .order to aid in 'the
further reorganization of the Citizens
Iiank and Trust company,- are hereby
authorized and empowered, in their
discretion, to accept in settlement of
the balance of said deposits ill said
bank, in lieu of the 50 per cent cash
payment provided for in said agree
ment i 'ferre l to in .vction one hereof,
no'is with -satisfactory security, real
estate; judgments, constituting a lien
i n real estate to 1u as-igned. or other
solvent credits or choses i;i .action, in
an :'. matin equal to the said remain
ing 50 per cent of said deposits,
"S' c. ;!. That if said board of eom-
' - ;.,n,vv ,if Tdvweml enmvtv or th'.t
I'O'i'.l "of .lldernien. -of the town of
Waynesville shall either one acquire
real estate in settlement of said de-pi'.-'ii,
said 1. eard is hereby given au
hevitv le .lease or rent said real e--i.
to i'o.' h period of time and on
stieh t; r.'.v .-. si,:., may deem
(Cantinued from I'age 1)
paitments on the first floor with an
"llice between. On the first floor, be
sides the office, which is built in a
circular shape facing the pool, are two
diessing looms, one on the south side
for ladies anil the other for men. Back
of the office are the toilet- and shower
baths. The dressing looms contain
tall- and lockers.
The fiont of too bath house face"
the pool, ynd from the door bran?he
oil' two ccnciete five foot side-walks
tunning lomid'thc entire circumfer
ence of the pool. The concrete walk
way, are about four hundred feet in
length. The sand that is to be used
on the -pa.es between the walk-ways
and the pool has been ordeied from
the ea-beai h. Glass plots will adorn
'he surroundings of the bath hou.ie
On the second story of the bath
l!i.u-e, that has not yet been complet
ed, will , be an observation porch ali
the way round the house. On the
24 Years Aso
(From the rile of April ',).
Mr. and Mrs S.C Satr.
porch will he arranged swings and
chairs for .the comfort of visitors
Fioni this upper porch,' some of the
finest views in the country can be ob
tained. Looking to the west, oile may
H-f I'.'agles Nest, Dlott Balsam, ( amp
beifs liald, and Jones' Knot);' to the
. Kith in plain view aie Stattn-iiio liald,
the G.'cat Divide, Lone liald, an 1 Chop
oil'; to the east are l.ickstone liald.
Wolf Den, and Wild Cat; to the north
the held spur of Utah .Mountain meet
th" iv. Xo olaee in al! the country
can compare with these .magnificent
'lhc;c is no place in ail .he country,
so il i- -aid by those who are well in
fo! mod, that can surpass the setting
of this leneation eeiiiei. Besides, the
: dimming pool, bath house, and play-giottn-ds,
in plain view from tile upper
hoti.se can be
jH'i-.'ii oi uie oatn tiotise can oe seen
the entire stretch -of the golf couise
.an J the three tennis courts. An ob--e.-cei
I'lom the porch, t herefore, will
be able tuget a view af the golf player.-
on one side, u :::: courts on th.e
other, and the swirni:. ng pool in front.
, aM r. I )ii us said tha. he was using
cheap labor from the woll'aie 'department.-
that is being iiai lifiv cents n
day, but he is (uyi!e lehting it by
paying lilty -cents mo , -o that al
the men he is working-are getting om
noi la r
for their work,
water that will be
the .o(d is spring' wale,' that comes
(torn: t wo .sources near by." The pool
bottom ms an inlet ;n the uppei end
for the. spi ing water. At tlie lower
etui, the. Water (lows into a sewei- that
I'a'l.x -the- main sewer of the toWii or
While this development was begun
last fall and hits been worked -'during
the winter to some extent, the coming
spring has given spirit to it, -and' is
being lushed now so , as to be ready
when the tourist season begins. It
is an onterpMse that is new- for this
section. Those who have been out to
see it say that there is nothing be
tween here and' Miami that will ap
proach it in the many attractions that
tie offered. .;
children, Mi-ses I.illie an. I l.uci! j
William Cooper, returned Tue-.Jay
from Cuba where they spent the ..al
ter. They are looking well and
they spent a very pleasant ti:i:u
the island on .Mr. Satterth wai'.'j iiu.j
-Mrs. J. X. Shoolbred left Mi 'it-lay
for her old home in Tennessee, whxi
.she will meet -Mr. Shoolbred, who l,j
just returned from England, yheia- h
has been on a visit of some weeks.
Imitations to a reception to be iv-
'i'.-.i.... ....:i oo i..,.. i .
in jut-ua.i, .-non o, nave ueeu a
I sueil by Dr. and Mrs. B. F. Smathew
the occasion will be ill honor of, Dt.
and .Mrs. John Smathers.
An occasion of considerable coiue.
quence took place last Friday mom.
ing at the Graded School auditorium
when six pictures-were presented t
the school with appropriate ceremony
Jtev. J. H. Barnhart, presented th.
picture of Benjamin Franklin in &
short but excellent speech. The next
two pictures, Henry Clay and Andrew
Jackson were presented by Hirain
Kirkpatrick and Col. W. W. String
field, and Col. W. J. Hannah present
ed the picture of James A. GariieU
and William J. Bryan.
A new enterprise is about to ' u
opened on Boyd avenue. 1; j., a
brick manufacturing plant. Messrs.
W. C. Garrison J, Cla ranee Miller ami
W. la. Miller are the chief stock
The .Music Club held an interesting
meeting with Mrs. H. C. 1'arke. In
stumental music was rendered by Mrj.
Hugh Love, Mrs. G. W. Maslin, .Airs.
Clem Smathers, and Misses Margtue':
Stringfield and Clare Lindfers,
A few of Miss Mary Boone's friend,"
gave her a very pleasant siirprisi
party in honor of her birthday Sat
Woman is sometimes criticised by
man for extravagance, but you never
hear the' man chiding himself for
shooting away $1 worth of shells to
bring hoiite a 15 cent rabbit-
2- Vl-;Mi'S .!(; O .V HAYWOob
(From the hie of .April 21 . 1I1 1. )
'...Headlines The City Primary o!
Last Saturday Was a Hot One. J. K
lioyd Xominatnl for Mayor, V. T
lilavl -ck- J. L. .String-field, Dr. J.
Abel, 1'.. L. Turbylill. W. L. lianim,
Aldermen..' State Highway Will
Prebably 1'ass Through Haywood
County it Proper Ftforts Are l'u"
Forth. . -
Mr-res . l.ina ami Eni-na- Alstaettet
intcrtained Thursday veiling With a
.beautifully-appointed Coin -e dinner i
honor of Dr. and Mrs. J. F. Abel.
Mrs. Hugh Love, Misses Fredericks
'Quintan.-. Jessie Rogers. Margaret
String-field, and Mary Boone will leave
Tuesday for Spartanburg to attend
the Music Festival.
Mrs. K. D. G'ilmer -will- arrivj the
first of next week from New York
where sne has been for the past t'lirca
Among those attending the avia
tion exhibition in Asheville Tuesday
were: Messrs. J. N. Shoolbred. Wil
liam Shoolbred. Hunter Blackwell, S.
(' Satterthwait, John Bean, Dowry
Lee, and Ray White.
Local Post Office O
; Stamps For Sale
Postmaster. f, L. Green announced
thifi week '.-'-that th,.. local nfl'ice now
has "docunientary stamps" for sale.
Thi.-; u the first time since P,):iS , that,
the local office has carried these
stamps, which are Used on bonds and
The stamps now on hand .are in
denominations of one cent, to ten dol
lars, Mr, Green stated. Ileretofoie
Waynesville business, men had to go
to Asheville for these special revenue
BE OP TIM IS TIC
You Can't Keep Your Chin Up
With Run-Down Ieels!
Bring Your Shoe Repairing To
THE CHAMPION SHOE SHOP- ::
E. T. Duckett, Prop.
MAIN ST. NEXT WESTERN UNION
Sh'XIORS TO PUESKXT iAiDY
v LOSG LEGS
The senior class of the Waynesville
Township High School will present
'Daddy Long Legs," an old favorite
and a play of itiiusual charm, on Fri
day evening, April 21, as part of the
The play is being given under the
direction of IMiss Betsey Lane Quinlan.
whose ability in this field has been
largely responsible for the success of
the senior class playa for the past
Approximately forty '..student will
be ineluded in the east with Rosalyn
Ray and Jim Davis ia the leadintf
M At .
"1 B ML
I was raised on the banks of a Trout
stjeam and I know what it takes
to catch them. Let me help you if
you need it Denton's New Hard
IT IS QUITE the proper thing that you have a heart
to .heart talk with your children about their health
and their habits of life. When ycu are giving the
little one its medicine, don't make a mystery of it
just explain that you're giving him the remedy so
that he'll grow up to be a useful citizen. Remember
that this drug store is your drug store.
Alexander's Drug Store
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