The Ikst Advertising Medium In Hayuoed C'oun'.y Published At The Eastern Entrance of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park Kead by Thinking People VOL. XLIV NO. 10 WAYNESVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA TIU RSDAY. SEI'TEMHER (. 19!! Waynesville Township Divided Into Four Voting Precincts Instead Of Two Board of Elections In Meeting Here Wednesday Make Change For Convenience Of Voters At a meeting of the county board of elections here Wednesday, the two present voting precincts were di vided in half, making four voting precincts in Waynesville instead of two. The two additional precincts give the town of Hazelwood a voting place at the city hall, and the Lake Junalus ka community will in the future vote at the Junaluska Supply Company stoe. The division of the North and South wards of Waynesville town ship was started last May when a group from Hazelwood petitioned the board to give them a voting place instead of having to come the Central instead of having to come to the Cen tral Elementary school building in Waynesville. At present approximately 1600 voters have been using the polling place at South Waynesville. ThP di vision now makes that number about K00 in each ward. Elsewhere in this paper, a legal notice from the board of elections gives in detail the boundary of each of the four voting precincts. The new division will be Used in the coming general election. Young Democrats To Gather Here From 11th District The Young Democrats of the elev enth district will meet Saturday at the court house at 3. o'clock for an executive session, it was announced by Frank D. Ferguson. Jr., County Chairman. In the evening a banquet will be held at the Masonic Temple at which time a prominent speaker will ad dress the group. At least 125 are expected to attend the banquet and all those wishing to attend should see Mrs Ruth Rotha before Friday noon. Mr John Edwards, district presi dent, of Franklin, will be in charge of the afternoon and evening sessions. The formal program had not been ar ranged at press time. Henderson To Speak At Clyde On Monday J. T. Henderson, of Knoxville, an outstanding worker of the Southern Baptist Convention will speak at the Clyde Baptist Church Monday morn ing at 10:30 o'clock. At this rime the executive-promotion committee of the Haywood Bap tist Association will hold their first meeting, at which time Jtienaer son will be heard. ' . W. G. Byres, moderator of the As sociation stated that a special invi tation was extended to the women of the church to attend the meeting. Garland Haynes In Serious Condition Garland Haynes, 30, an employe in the maintenance department of the KJiampion Fibre Company is in the Haywood County Hospital in a criti cal condition suffering with a broken back which he sustained when he feJ out of a tree in Clyde, his home, Mon. dav. It was learned from the hospital that it was thought he was dieing early Wednesday morning. Mr. Haynes was on a limb about 20 feet above the ground when he fell. He made his home with his brother Harry Haynes. Haywood Pastors To Meet .Monday The Haywood County Pastor's As sociation will resume ther- regular monthly meetings on next Monday at ten o'clock in the pastor's study in the local Methodist church. Rev. F. O. . Dry man, of Lake Juna luska, is in charge of the program. A definite program for the asso ciation will be worked out at the meet ing for the fall 'and winter months. FREAK TOMATOES Mrs. Lane Arrington. of Ratcliff Cove, brought to The Mountaineer last week seven tomatoes t lat had grown together from one stem. The toma toes wei about the size of large plums, and were perfect in shspe and color except for their '"close connec tion" with the others. . Mrs. Woolsey Laid To Rest At Green Hill Last Sunday Resident Of Waynesville For Past 30 Years Passed Away Last Friday Morning Last rites for Mrs. Minthorne Wool sey, widow of Colonel M. Woolsey, were held at the home on North Main Street here Sunday morning at ten o'clock. A large number of friends of the family attended. The Rev. R. I'. WaU. er, pastor of the Presbyterian church offered prayer; and scripture readings were giVen oy the Rev. J. Thomas Mangum, a former pastor of the Methodist church here, now residing at Mt. Airy. Dr. Mangum spoke very feelingly and sympathetically of a life-long friendship with the Woolsey famih', lasting more than Itifty years. His father having officiated at the funeral of Col. B. M. Woolsey. The deceased, he said, was his first Sunday Scho-l teacher in Selma, . Alabama.. The interment was at Green Hill cemetery. At the grave, the com mittal service of the Episcopal church was conducted by the Rev. A be ft New, rector of- "Grace Church in the Mountains." Rev. Dr. New being a devoted friend of the family. Many beautiful floral offerings 'we' e banked over the grave. Active pallbearers were: James L. Sti'ingfield, E. L. Withers, H, J. Sloan, O. H. Shelton, W. L. Lanipkm, and J. II. Way. Honorary: J. R. Boyd, C .11. Rav, F. W. Miller, Harry M. Hall, W. T. Denton, J. N. Sohoolbred, Joseph E, Johnson, E. B. Camp, . T. Alexander, Jefferson Reeves, Ira Thackston and H. G. Stone. Mrs. Woolsev is -survived by one daughter, Mrs. .1. W. Reed, of .Way nesvillo, and four grandchildren. Lieu tenant M. W. Reed,. Selfridgo 1'iei 1. Mich., James W. Reed, Jr., Charles ton,' S.'-C, Mrs. E. K. Brimmer, Pana ma, (anal Zone; and Miss Alden Howell, of Waynesville. Mrs. Woolsev was born in Vicks burg, -Miss., and had made her home here for 30 years. When Lieutenant Reed left here Saturday in an armv plane which he uses in flying the mail route, he gave the air corps salute to the dead as he left for his home in Selfridge, Mich- Parkway Hering Set For Sept. 18 In Washington Secretary Of Interior Ickes Will Be In Charge Of Meeting To Determine Route Secretary Ickes has selected Wash ington, as the place and September 18 as the date for a hearing on the route for the southern section of the scenic parkway to connect the Shenandoah and Great Smoky Mountains National parks. The route for the 400-mile highway already has been determined from the southern tip of the Shenandoah park in Virginia to Blowing Rock, N. C, but North Carolina and Tennessee are at odds, over the location from that point to the Great Smoky Park which is divided ' almost equally between those two states. The route proposed by North Caro. Una would carry the -parkway from Blowing Rock to Mount Mitchell and the Craggy and Black Mountain ranges, entering the Great Smoky park near the Balsam rat ire Tennessee wants the highway to turn north at Blowing Rock, entering the Great Smoky park at Gatlingburg, Tenn.. after passing througn ea-t Tennessee. . There has been some, suggestions that -a loop may be provided to give both states entrances to the park. - The location from the Shenandoah park to Blowing Rock was announced several weeks ago and surveys ; -ha ve hern started in preparation for the actual beginning of work. A total, of .?ij.000,000 in public works funds has been allocated for the -parkway whirh it is estimated will cost more than Sl6.nnn.nnO.- before com pletion. The road will, be a con crete r :bbon with ' wide park areas m either side, -.- M-y Crawford arrived Satur day fo- a 'vilt to her. mother, Mrs. y. T. Crawford- Miss Crawford Has sT5ent the. past month in the Adri erdatk? a; a councilor at Camp Red wing. She graduated at Boston. Uni-A-ersitv's Sargent School of Physical Education last spring. . John N. Ferguson IsNowCautainOf New U.S. Navy Ship Former Waynesville Resident Ycungest Man Ever To He Named Captain In Navy On August 17th the U. S. Navy commissioned the V S. S. Tuscaloosa, a ship with a displacement of 10.000 and carrying a crew of 718 men. The captain of the new ship is John N. Feiguson. a former Waynesville res ident, who left here to enter the Naval Academy in 1901. The official ship paper, "Black Wairior," had in its first issue th fcllowing account of their newly ap pointed captain: 1'HE SKIPPER The Ci mimanding Officer of ljie Tuscaloosa is Captain John Norwood Ferguson I'. S. Navy. He was born in Waynesville, North Carolina, on 21 July, 1885, entered the Naval Acad emy in May. 1 HOI, and graduated with the class of 1905. His first sea duty waf in the armored cruiser Pennsyl vania. ThLs duty w.is followed by service in the New Hampshire and North Dakota. From 1! 11 to P.tKt Captain Fer guson served ashore at the Navtl Torpedo Station, Newport, Rhode Island, where he Was connected with experimental work in. mines and ex plosives. The results of tests per formed during his tour of duty at the Torpedo1 'Station led directly to the adoption of TNT by the Navy Returning to sea duty. Captain Feiguson served as fla lieutenant on the staff of Rear Admiral Caperfon in Mexican and West Indian ' water from 191-1 to 1!Mti. During th,. World War he performed duty as Inspector or Ordinance in charge of ammuni tion depots in the New York area, including Iona Island, Fort Lefayette. New York and Lake Denmark New Jersey. For efficient performance of this responsible -duty he was awarded the Navy Cross- From Pl! to If'JO Captain Fer guson was Hag secretary on the staff of Battleship Division 7. In 1-1)21 he commanded the U. S. S- Stoddort and De.-trover Division :i:i. The follow- ing three planning : the Naval D. C v'aptajn comprised years he spent .ashore mill proVluctio.n otl'fer at Gun Factory, Washington. Ferguson's next, sea cruise ilutv in eomand of the U. S. Sclfridtro and Destroyer DiVl- -:. ii 25, executive' officer of the IJ. S. S; Tennessee., and command of the V: S- S. Arctic' In 1120 he went to the Naval Academy as head oi the Department of Electrical Engineering and I'hv.-i. - where he spent three years. 'This w.is followed by more duty in destioyers a- division com mander and duty as captain of the va-'d. Charleston, South Carolina. ' From ' Charleston ('..plain Fergu son went to the Naval War College for instruction and during. I.i.'i:!-I4 was Assistant Superintendent of the Naval Observatory, from which duty he was detached this spring to com mand the Tuscaloosa. Captain Ferguson is the son of the late Judge Garland S. Ferguson and Sarah Norwood Ferguson. He is a brother of Garland S. Ferguson, Jr. who is now chairman of the Federal Trade Board in Washington. At the time Captain Ferguson was named Captain he was acclaimed to be the youngest man ever to receive that post. He is married and has 1href, children. The oldest son is now a student at the Naval Academy in Annapolis. Perry's Purchase The Palmer House Mr. and Mrs. I). 'Drayton Perry bought 'this-week the Palmer House, on Pigeon Street, and will assume management on Saturday morning. . The deal was made with J, R. Mor gan, executor of the Lena Palmer estate.: The house has 15 bed', rooms 'arid, is rated as one of the leading boarding houses in the community. During th' past several seasons it has been ope rated by Mrs. N. W. Garrett. For the past two and a half years Mr. arid Mrs. Perry have been mana gers of Poinsett Hotel and Grill in Sylva, Prior to going to Sylva they operated the dinning room of the Le F'aine Hotel. The lot is- 100 by 140. The pur chase price was hot made public. Erwin A. Holt Is Visitor In City Erwin A. Holt, of Burlington, was a Waynesville visitor last week, coming over from Asheville where he is spending a few weeks. Mr. Holt is much intere.fl'd in this section, and has donP much to wards distributing advertising throughout' the country about the scenery and climate here. It was Mr. Holt's original plan to return to his home this week, but in view of the fact that Secretary of th. Interior Ickes is - to be in Asheville on1 the tenth to decide on the decided to remain over for the hearing- He firt came to Wayriesvi.ll. forty years ago. . . . over . 1 140 Teachers Will i Be In Session Here Saturday Morning Dr. John Calfree, of Asheville Will He Ti intipal Speaker At Eleven O'clock The tirsl county-wide teachers' niettun is ict for Saturday morning al ten o clock :.t th tary school here, Centra! K'emen Jack Mcsser. su dueaticn has an perinteiuU-jit of nounced- The principal speaker of the meet ing will be Dr. John Calfrec. presi dent of Asheville Normal school. Other speaktis will include Dr. C. N. Sisk, Count Agent. W. D, Smith, and perhaps (tin:- Dr. Cali'ee will r peak at eleven i clock Mr. Mcsser v.. II hr.v-e charge of the meeting and is expect tig the entire 140 ttacliers to Ic present The gen. era! tin me for the meeting and study for the teicheii throughout the year will he "New Courses of Study in North Carolina Schools." Girl Is Fatally Wounded When Gun 'Discharges Miss F:.iy Grocan, 20, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. 1. .M. Gmgan, of ("ruso, was fatally wounded at ti o'clock Tues day evening at her home when a pistol said to have been held by Roy Bur nett, 25, ' also of (.' uso, was discharged accident :illy. . ' Roy 'Burnet.', s-mii . of- Mr. and Mrs. Willie Burnett, accompainod by Moody 1'less had been hunting. , Upon re turning Burnett popped at the Gro ea.n home to talk with Miss Grogan, with whom he bad long lx-on acquaint i d. - Bui net t is said to have playfully pointed his -'12 calibre revolver at Miss Grogran, wlui was milking. The revolver discharged and the Ibullet penetrated the stomach. Miss Grogan died in an automobile en mute to the hospital in Waynesville, . Paul Grogan, princinal of the i'ruso high school, and a brother of Mis. Grogan, said the family wuld not ask for. an itaiuest as the shooting was definitely due to an accident. Wit nesses 'to the shooting 'were Nliss Gro gan's brother, Vance, 12, liei- sister. Mayhurf, and a brother Frank, All said the shooting was accidental. .Miss .Grogan graduated from the Bethel high school ill P.m. She i survived -by. her parents, three sisters. Blanche',; who is a .-member of the Cru. -o school faculty; Maybu.rr and Mario, .in. I three brothers," Paul, frank and Vance. funeral services will be held Tlni'S day morning at 11 o'clock at the Cm so 'Ba;st church with burial in the Gwyn cemetery near the church. . The Kev.' ). 1''. Burnett, .pastor, w.il! 'offi ciate, assisted by the Hev. 'I'lioiila -Erwin and the Rev. ('. '. Grogan. 1,000 Witness The Presentation Of Flags To County Between 1)00 and 1,000 people at tended the impressive ceremony last Saturday afternoon at the courthouse when the State and United States flags were presented to '.he County by Champion Fibre Company. . The program began With a parade which was seen by a crowd estimated to have been over 3,000. The parnd was participated in-by the Ghamnio Fibre Band; Waynesville Machine Gun -Company, the ,30th Signal Co., of Canton; representatives of the American Legion of both Canton and Waynesville and Boy Scouts from the two t.wns. '-.Upon a i rival at the courthouse,, the Viand gav" a short musical program after which Dr. R"r P Walker gave the invocation. W. J. Damtoft. assistant treasurer of the -Champion Fibre. Company pre sented the flat's to the county, and at the conclusion of his remarks the band, played "The Star. Spangled Ban ner" whereupon two representatives of -the National Guards carried the flags forward and placed them in the stands back of the judge's berieh. The flags were accepted by W. O. Byers on behalf of the county com missioners. - - ' John M. Ou'en accepted them in behalf 'of the Haywood Bar. Associa tion. Sam M. Robinson, . president of the bar, association, and who! had, charge of arranging the program presided and called upon K. F. Went z, of Can ton, whose idea it was to present the county with the flags.: Mr. Robinson also presented the, different units that took part in the parade. Judge Felix E. Alley was scheduled to address the meeting, but was unable to attend. ' " '. ' FAIR PROMOTORS HERE Mr. and Mrs. H, J. Burke arrived here Wednesday afternoon to begin actual work on the ''promotion of '; the fair for HaV wood County. Plans are being made to . make definite announ- cement soon of the location, together with the premium list. '-.- Contract For Building Soco Gap Road Extension To Cherokee To Be Let Mountaineers To Have Heavy, Fast Team This Season First Scrimmage Of Year Is Set For Tomorrow. Weatherby Optimistic For Successful Year The Mountaineers will engage in the first .scrimmage of the season Fri day afternoon in preparation for the first game which is tentatively sche duled with llayesville on Friday, Sep tember 21. Coach Weatherby said yesterday that he hail issued ;,r uniforms to the squad and that indications are that the line will be heavy, while the back field will be fast and light. The entire team will bo lacking in experience, but the enthusiasm shown thus far indicates that they are ready to dupli. cate the records of past teams by "bringing home the bacon." In summing up the team Coach Weatherby spoke of them as being "full of pep and' ginger and 'rearing to go." 'I'lio prospects for a winning team are most encouraging. A complete schedule for the season will be announced probably next week, Coach Weatherby said. iSixly-tive prospective players have been given a physical examination by Dr. ('. N. Sisk, and 'only two were recalled for a second examination. Outstanding Hay wood Man Returns Will Preach Sunda After being awav for almost fori v years, Kev. William II. Rich, of El hertoii. (la., has returned to .Haywood County', lor a brief visit, and at. the request id' many . friend will return to the pulp'it in the-community where he' was. reared and conduct the moi'ti ing services at Mt, Olivet. Church which is in the Maggie Community, -'Rev. Mr. Rieh has 'held some of the largest pastorates in the slate. He was for a number of years at Thonias yille and Lexington. Later ho went tu Waycross, (!a., where he erected a large church. Later be moved to Elbertan, (i;i., and after serving as pastor in that town retired from ac tive preaching. , .Many friends of Rev. Mr: Rich have 'indicated' they intend attending I be services Sunday.. Insurance Head Addressed Local Rotary Club Fri. The local Rotary Club members and 12 visitors on hist Friday heard Whit ney Speigel, vice president and gen eral manager of the American Fire and Casulty .: liiHu.rance Company, of Orlando, Fla.. discuss, "salesmanship." Mr, Speigel went into detail of the qualification! of an -ideal salesman and stressed the fact that, the best of salesman possesses courage, knowl edge and enthusiasm. . . Visiting . Florida . Rotarians had chargeof the meeting which included hesiiles the principal address the sing ing of songs and competitive , singing between W'ajtovilleites, and Flor idians. . Haywood Singing Convention Meets Here On Sunday The Haywood County Singing Con vention will meet Sunday. Sept. 8 at the Haywood county court house. A very interesting day is being planned, beginning at 10 o'clock. 'Mr. William West, of Canton, i.e president of the organization and Mr, Ray Parker, of Canton. , is secretary. There will be a real treat at this meeting by having the Dewey Hyatt and Simmona Quartet of Leni',- )ire.-ent.! Ot'n r choirs will he present . and a , Very good program is expected. Unemployed Teachers Are Freed To See .Mr. .Messer S.upc l intondcnt of Educat ion. Jack Messer, an noiiiiceil . yesterday that he would like for all unemployed teach ers in Haywood county Who hold North Carolina certificate. to see him at . his - office on Mornlay m.oniing oi' i next week,'- ' I . "If will lip to the advantage , of all j in this group to see me as .-(n as' ji-.s-:''!e," he -aid. State Highway Commission To Let Contract Next Wednes. day. Will Cost About $130,000 For 11 Miles The State Highway Commit n will on next Wednesday let the c .. tract for the completion of the S tiap road into Cheiokee Indian Ki ervation. The contract Us expecte.i to he near the $4M) Odd figure. The Soco Cap Road forms North Caro lina's eastern entrance into the park The Mountaineer learned from Frank W Miller yesterday that the Highway Commission would let two contracts on the building of the ro.ol. Kach contractor getting five and a half miles. Work will begin on both ends of the road within a few days after the contracts are awarded. Mr. Miller stated further that pre ent plans are to have the road com plete by July first of next year. That will give the contractors a little over nine months, and with an even break in the weather it is felt that tho work can be done in tlu.t time. The road will lv built through some of the most rugged country in this sec tion of the state and will pass wtihin a short distance of the famous Soco Cap falls. '1'he construction of the road was authorized at the last session of the lieiieral Assembly, when other new const ructVim with state fumfs was prohibited. The road is now includ ed in the Federal program. Work on the project was delayed due to uncertainty concerning- the point where the proposed Scenic Parkway will enter the (ileal Smokies, but the commission decided the route was ni'cessa.y regardless of where the parkway goes. Actual construction on the road from Dellwood to Soco Cap began in Mai ih, l'.l.'lo. and is now comple'.e. I he road to Soco Cap is miles, while tile road from Sucu Cap to Cherokee will bo 1 1 miles. On a number ol occasions .Major .1. Ross Kakin, superintendent of the park, has stated that Sovo Cap Road into the park was a key road, and saw no reason for its di lay in ex tending it. to ( hoi'ok" e. The road when completed.' to. Cher okee will put Bryson City 'a! our miles nearer Wayne-vilb' than the piosent route via No. 10 now :i(Vord- Florida Doctor Is A Waynesville Booster At Home Dr. E. (. Piorct. osteopathic phy sician, who has had an office at the Hotel-, Waynesville for the sea.on, 1(i ft Wednesday for Chicago wher he will attend' the World's Fair be fore returning to St Potershurjf where he will open bis office' for chm winter. Dr. Pierce is veiy much impressed with W'Vynesvillo and 1he Great '8ni()ky Mountains National Park, and highly recommends this section for summer visitors. He plans to return here next sum mer and during the white', says he is going to boost Waynesville among the Florida cities. COMMITS SUICIDE OVER '?L'V .New York, Inability to -pay a $!! hotel bill, nolice said, was responsible for the suicide of 17-year-old I- bee Wilson, daughter of a wealthy New. York rr-Ut'le. '! jumped fro.ui: the 1" F 1- ho'el. BANiHTS ROB S. C. BANK . Lake ("itv, S. C:.-Three inen.robbed the. Palmetto Bank of Lake f'ity'of approximately. : 100 000 yesterday after kidnaping J. If. Carter, the bank president and his wife from - their home and tieing Carter's three, child-' ren to their feds. farter and his wife were forced to accompany : the rob bers to the bank w:here the leader ;o!d Carter thev were taking him . to 'open the vault. At the b;nk, they 'found Fred Stalvey, the cashier had already arrived and the vault Was uiilo. ked.. Taking what -money' was in the vault the nrthbe.rs, for.cel . the two bankers and .Mrs. Carter into their car and left. Mrs. Carter was reb ated, a'n'.ut .. three miles from town -and'. the others about iO miies froni here. . . (10.11(10 WORKERS LEAVE JOBS IN NORTH CAROLINA . Charlotte A-ri .'independent stii v -yi of the two Car...';nas yesterday, .indi cated tiii.ooo (,f the area's approxi-. irately 1 '.' '"I cidton -textile wos kei s had-.joined, -the general strike; c:'::n:t L'To . i e .iiiproximately 4"io -.'tt i an-) s:';i .tunning "mii'ls w! I.ubje .r:ke can. (n oi L'e . A, Brown, Jr.,: in:fr.;irire.r Fa!t1:erV Federation rctinricd Monday KgrJ ,a"ter -spending- -'five du;. s :' in ; 'v-Z n .on . business. ,.'".'