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WAYNESVILLE. NORTH CAROLINA
Till RSDAV. SEITEMHKK 20, 19.51
Survey Of No. 280
Road From Here To Top Of Pis
gah To Re Relocated As
Quickly As Possible
Highway engineers under the su
pervision of B. S. Mar.-h began actual
purveying of Highway 284 at Wagon
Road Gap on top of Pisgah Monday
afternoon. Work will be pushed
along as rapidly as possible, Mr.
Marsh said, with thH survey being
made towards Waynesville.
Last winter Mr. Marsh and his
crew surveyed the road from Wagon
Road Gap to Brevard, a distance of
13 miles. The new location does not
follow the old road, but turn, off on
Pisgah and goes to the head of Look
ing Glass Creek and follows that
gorge down to Davidson River.
llr. Marsh stated that when the
new road is built it will afford
one of the most scenic sight in West
em North Carolina. The road, he
ays surpasses (he beauty of the
Soco Gap road.
Within fight of the road for about
ten miles there are countless wa
terfalls, rapids and pools, he con
tinued. The road from Waynesville to the
top of the mountain which is the
Haywood-Transylvania line is about
25 miles. The entire route 284 is
now under the Federal system, and it
is because of that change that a
prompt survey has been ordered.
The road from Wagon Road Gap
to Brevard is ready to be let to the
contractors now. It is expected that
the surveying of the route in Hay
wood county will consume approxi
mately five or six months. Present
plans are to relocate the road from
Wagon Road Gap into Waynesville.
Mr. Marsh and his crew1 of about
ten have moved their headquarters
from Asheville to the third floor of
the court house here, and expect to
be here all winter.
Surveying of 106. near Sylva. will
also get under way this fall, with
the office here as headquarters.
Is Being Shown
In County Fair
Program For The Six Days An
nounced. Feature Will In
clude A Public Wedding
Haywood fount v Fair will open
The premium list of the Greater
Haywood Gounty Fair which will be
held on the DeUwood highway Band
Mill Grounds during the entire week
of October first to sixth has been
issued and attractive features are
listed. The premium list includes
many prizes for poultry, preserves,
jellies, school exhibits, farm, garden
and orchard products, needle and
fancy work, bread, rolls, custards,
pies and cakes. ,
The Krause Greater Shows will
furnish all midway attractions with
seven mammouth riding devices and
twelve high class entertaining shows.
Special days will be Monday, October
first. opeiiiig day.
Tuesday, October second, fanton
Also fraternal dav when all mem
bers of fraternal lodges in Haywood
county will be admitted free upon
presentation of their paid up member
Wednesday. October 3,. Havwood
county school children day when all
school children will be admitted free
and all riding devices and '.shows
will be less than half price.
Thursday, October 4. Don't forget
the ladies. Its their day, and they
can come and go as they like.
Friday, October th,. ."th is the dav
when some couple will be united in
matrimony on the midway. That
couple's . names , will : not be made
known until the grand wedding ceremony.-'
Saturday, the final day. has been
designated by the committee as Way.
nesville day with many special fea
tures and the awarding of all prizes
from the numerous contests. Head
quarters for the fair have been opened
on Main street, next door to the
Waynewood Theatre where ail infor
mation on the; fair can be had for
asking. -''.': ;
A. contest to determine, who is "the
most popular boy or girl with a grand
prize of a genuine circus pony, bridle
and saddle to the winner. A second
prize is a fifteen dollar bank account
at the First National Bank of Way,
nesville. and la . third prize of seven
dollars and a half. . ..-
Another interesting feature will be
the baby pageant open to all babies up :
to the age of five years. This will
take place Monday night and prom
ises to be one. of the ..most .beautiful j
attractions ever offered in Haywood. :
county. Information on this geol;
eeous pageant can he obtained. at fair
headquarters. Loving cup prir.e hon
ors will he bestowed on some, lucky
hundred per cent b:. by in Haywo-v)
Haywood's Delegation At The Parkway Hearing
The above picture was made Tuesday morning of the 4! delegates from Haywood County who
attended the hearing before Secretary H. S. Kke.s in Washington for the pmposod Parkway. The pho
tograph was made imnuvliately after the delegation had linished breakfast as guest of Champion
Fibre Company at the Mayflower Hotel. (Photo by The Mountaineer).
Committee Proposes "Loop" Into This
Gounty With Parkway Thru Soco Gap
GATES AT MEAL
Forty-nine delegates to the
Parkway bearing from Haywood
county were guests of the Cham
pion Fibre Company at breakfast
Tuesday morning at the Mayflow
er Hotel in Washington.
Plans for the breakfast were
made by Mr. Reuben Robertson,
Sr., 'president and general mana
ger of thP Champion Fibre fom
pan, who was one of those going
from this county.
Hog And Corn
This Is Headquarters; For 11
Counties In Western North
All of the corn-hog contracts for
the 14 counties composing the Hay
wood district have been prepared-and
are ready for transmission to the
Washington office, it was announced
last week at the office of the county-
farm agent. Cut of the 14 counties
only 11. arff reporting contracts for
transmission to try national ottiee.
Mr. Grouse, who has charge of this
branch of the work here, said that
eight of the 11 counties have .sent in
their reports. Those are Cherokee,
Clay. Jackson, Rut'ierford, McDowell.
Polk, Buncomlie. and Haywojod.
These contracts have been tabulated
herP and are being mailed to the
central office todav.
Three other counties making up the
full number reporting, will send in
their contracts in a few (lays. When
all of them have been sent to the
Washington office, the campaign for
the corn-hog contracts will come to an
end, it was learned.
Mr. ( rouse pointed, out the advan
tages. 'to---'the farmer in signing the
contracts. He said that the farmer
is paid . ?5 by the government for
each hog he has left after a 2" per
cent reduction of his brood.
In order for the full benefits to be
obtained, it is necessary for each con
tractor to have his acreage in corn
measured at an early day. The moas.
uring will get under way in a few
weeks, it was aid-
Service Station Rob
bed of Over $100 In
Tires On Wednesday
The Standard Service Station on
?he Asheville Road just at the . city
limits was broken into sometime after
two o'clock Wednesday morning and
more than '..$100. 'worth of. tires and
The robbers entered the .station
through an. end window. No definite
clues have been found that would
throw any light an the solving of the
robbery. D. J. if owe!! is manager' of
the station. .-
Mrs. Louis Rouser, of Asheville,!
-pent some time !a-t week here visit-j
Sng her 'brother, Mr. JW Tare, who" ! '
ITjiree Hundred Tar Heels In
j Delegation ...At.-. Washington. "
I Tenn. Has Advantage
Over N. C.
(By W, C. Ku-.- I
tn.-p-ired by a 'delegation, of. over
.'(III! 'lar Heel.-, tile six speakers from
.North Carolina made earnest anil
.vifittjf tu'Se. Vtld.y liarroi.1 I.,
li kes, in Washington Tuesday at tei -noon.
for the approval of the Scenic
Parkway Irmn -Blowing Kock lo The
Cleat Smoky Mountains National
I'aik over the route .-uggested by the
North Carolina State Highway coin
mission, winch is by fi.iggie. Pi.-gali
i'.nd Balaam Mountains. .'
During the three hours of debating.
Tennessee's M -jieaki'iv .-ought to
tear clown North I aioiina'.- ilaini ,
basing their rigumcnts on the n pi.it
of t hi' -pociiil aiU-i-ory com ill 1 1 1 ee
'.vlni-li Sc i-ntaiy li ke-'.appointed la-t
'Wlliti'l lo , go over (lie jiiripiiMMl ,(,ute
a .-Uggc.-teil 'by i lie t w 0 t a t e-. l b,
;idvioiy coinniittee re'eoinnieniled that
the. I'aikw.iy be built, fioin Blow i tig
Ifoek iio.-s to the L'naka Mountnils
ali i on t h i-iijg1;! Tenmscc to Tiic
(ire it. Siiiokir'-, cunt ill u 1 1; -', iat. ni-
bing on the Teniies-ee ,-ide and io
( hvrokee on the-North ( aioiina side.
'I he Tennessee speakers also made
a -trong argument', on -the. fact 'that
North Caiolma has already been giv
en one-half of the Parkway that is
south of thH Virginia line. "Kven if
we are given all th,. remainder ot the
route from Blowing Kock to (iatlin
burg there would be 20 more, niiles
in Noith ( a.olina than in Tennessee,"
on,, (if thoi'r-principal speakers stated.
The Tennessee 'speakers made i
scoring point. 'when they urged that
the Parkway be given them in order
that two entrances into the park
would be possible. The Parkway
would divide at Hart ford. 1 enn.. with
one spur going on to' Gatlinburg, and i
the .other turning south into North
Carolina near . Watervii.lt'.. and then
following Pigeon River to the mOuth
.of Jonathan's. Cieek, and then up
Jonathan's ( reek to Soco Gap and in
to the perk, making a complete "loop."
When the proposal was made, Sec
retary ickes took keen interest in
the man.nc-i in w;hiih the Tennessee
speaker, Mr- Webster, presented the
No) th ( 'a roli ha 's speakers were in
troduced to Secretary Ickes by Gov
ernor J. OB. F.hringhau3. They
?poke in the. following order, .consume
ing one hour and thirty minutes:
J. G Browning, locating engineer
of the state highway commission,
Frank Page; former head of the high
way for 10 years; Robert Latham)
editor of Th,. Asheville Citizen; Sen
ator Robert Reynolds;':' Congressman
R. L. Doughton, and Senator J. W.
The Tennessee speakers were in
troduced by their 'Governor,:.' Hill Mc
Allister, who also made the last, and
most impressive summary of the case
in the behalf of his. .state: Frank W.
Webster, for 17 years chief engineer;
General W". T. Kinnedy: chairman of
citizens comm.iftee,: Knoxville: Con
gressman j. Will Taylor; Senator
Kenneth D. M K" ir. and :. Senator
.Nathan Bockmap.' ,
. . Twent niiriutes before the hc-arinf
began, a 1 i seats in the: auditorium f,f
the Interior Building w-.re taken, an-d
over a Dio storid in the aisles and j
hallway. Secretary Ickes requested
'hat there be. no applause, but each '
dels nation-.' ignored his - request ari'! '
' "'-. ''': .''- :'.;'. r--,.. c,f.'beir -peak-
! ers even during the course of their
remarks.. This was especially tnie of
Senator Bailey of Noith Carolina
and Governor McAllister of Tennessee
I these two making the outstanding
j pleas of the hearing.
! Th,, North Carolina delegation gave
a t rcineiidous apjilause when Govern
or Kin inghaus ami Senator Reynolds
i walked rtito the auditorium. The
Tennessee delegation which was only
; -it-iut' ?no fa'tirtle tlmt - froui N'orti.
Caolina, well supported their speakers
j throughout th,. three hours of l'ajiid-
I tire pleading.
Secretary Ickes presided at the
I healing and seldom changed the de
' leinnneil business like expression on
bis lace. Only once during, t he: hear.
, nig did he smile, and that was when
: Senator Taylor stated that he was the
: only Republican taking pail on the
program. "We wont bold that
' against you during ibis liruninj,''
Secretary Ickes replied .- liiiling,
Cciy niemlM'r ..of tbe North Caro
lina highway conitii i.-.-ion wih pieseilt,
i '-ept two who we.e absent on ac
I'lint ,,f illness; and all the congres
iou.il districts weii' ollicially reprv-
K'llgineer lirowning took the opi'iiilig
, t lii rty '-minutes lor North ''aiolm
mini poinleil out to Secretary Ickes on
'-wo .eighUfoo ieaut5l'ully 'oiej
i maps the advantages this state had
over Tennessee for lb,. Parkway.
In part he said: "The range in
North Carolina is cut by only three
streams, while Tennessee has seven,
I'ber0 are no drainage problems to
speak of, because the route is on top
of the divide. There -'would not have
to be any deep cuts, or tills in the
North Carolina route to mar the
beauty of the country, Sixty miles
of the route is through national for
est (This information was given in
answer to a question by Secretary
Ickes.) There is no enil of Mountain
ranges and an unlimited number of
Mr. Browning stressed the fact
that the Great Smoky Mountains
National I'aik was within two days
diive of 75 million people, and that
the project was of national interest,
.-.nd only a scenic route: should be con
sidereil, M r Bi owning Was followed by
Frank Page, who stressed the fact
that, he thoucht it a ''practical im
( Continued on back page)
WHILE AT HEARING
.. The .only incident to niar .the .
trip to Washington to the Park-
i way hearing was the sudden and
serious illness of Ralph H. Ram
sey, of Brevard, who suffered an
; cute attack . of , kidney, colic
.-hoi tly before noon Tuesday..
Karlv Tuesday night: he was J
' much better, but remained in .
.Washington under, the caie of his
phy-iciam. also from Brevard, and.
W, V. Breese.
JukJ Phillips star . fullback and
lto4 captain-elect of .'Georgia ...Tech's
football team, was .badly hurt in. Mon-
.' "PbiIJip' was -car.-led off the fiebl
with -i-badly torn knee that will keep
him out . of the opening game with
Clemson. just 10 days away, and po?-.
' ' !y ' v:' . r,f -th'-.- -sccor: '! game" with
Started On Tax
Roy Latham. Field Manage.-, Stand
ard Oil Co.
F. Y. Miller, State Highway Conn
W. T. Shelton. Farmer, Merchant
V. S. Commissioner.
L. 11. Uramlett, Farmer and Livery.
J. K Massie, Theatres, Canton and
.). H Howell, V S. Postmaster.
W. C. Russ. Fditor Waynesville
S. 11 Jones, Alderman and Manager
Waynesville Country t'lub.
G. C. Ferguson. 'Merchant and
W. D. Smith, County Furm Agent.
J. H. Allison, Dairyman and Rep
resentative Federal Land Bank.
Mrs W, A. Hyatt, wife of Chair
man of Board County Commissioners.
W. K. Francis, Assistant District
i'.dwin -11 ay lies. Register of Deeds.
C. V. Bell, Agent Texas Gil Co.
J. H Wav; Cashier First National
Bank ami Mayor Pro Ten).
J. W. Kay, Merchant ami President
Chamber of Commerce.
K. B. Kick-man, County Commission
er and Merchant.
Sam Welch, Nationtil Bank Kxam-
K. L- Withers,- Secretary C. of C
and Insurance Business,
Frank Davis. County Commissioner
G. . Candler, Cafe Business.
W. W. Blackwell. Retired Merchant
Tom Lee, Jr., Service "'Station.
Dr. S P. (lay, Dentist.
, Hugh Massie, Merchant.
Clyde Fisher, Alderman.
K. B. Robertson, Sr.. President' and
Gene, 'nl Manager Champion Fibre ( o.
W- .1. D-imtoft, Assistant Secretary
and -Treasurer. Champion Fibre Co.
D. II Harris, City Tax Collector
and Depul V Clerk
II. A Osborne, Wholesale and K(
Gi o .1. , Va iiu oiirt , ( ojist'i Ui l ion
I' o. email , ( b i inpiiin Fibre '.
T. S K'n-dey: Men bant.
W N. .Free!', Mercbaivt.
Di' A. I', ('lino, Dentist.
Mrs. A. P. ( line.
( ). M . Sinat hcis, Mercl.iaiit.
K D. (ol.eman, City Clerk and
Dr. V: II Duckett. Physician.
K. F Lawrence. Insurance;' '"
Wade C. Hill, I'ostniaste.".
Sam M. Robinson, Attorney.
L T. Russell. Automobile Dealer,-
Roy H Pattoii. Building; & Loan
DeWit't West, Merchant.
J. T. Bailey, "-.Wholesale Grocery.
Dr. J. L. : Reeves, Physician and
, M. C. Sprinkle. Laundry. Coal, etc
K. ('. Barefoot. Druggist.
Ralph Ramsey, Attorney.
$58 Have Been Made
For Library Here
Ariiiouncement was made this week
thai $.riK had been received in pledges
toward nK'i'ating expenses of the
local library which is slated , to be
closed on October first for lack ofj
. The Ixiard has not announced just
how much will b,, necessary to keep
the -library open for the -next few
months, but many here are interested
in s'eeing it remain open throughout
the year. .
Hon. Josepbus 1 1 .nie!.- has sent in
his .-check for $' to apply on the fund.
This was his way in. showing his. ap
preciation for th,. part -the library J
prays in tne community.
Fractures In Fall
Otis Kuigin, ..manager, of Burgin's
DepartmentStore, is doing nicely in
the Haywood County Hospital where
he 'was taken jast Thursday after sus
taining a fracture.( -h'V,i!der a,Tid
broken arm .when he. fell into a -ten-fooi
jiit oM tht' school grounds of, Lake
' .Mr. liurgin had attended the P. T,
A meeting ;,nd was leaving when he
stepped into the ph.
. Mr. and Mrs.,. I. R. Latham retinn
((I toV their home Thursday from
Greenville, South Carolina, whe've they
vent to attend tire funeral o!" :!ie:"r
Hoard of Commissioners Issue
Formal Statement Regarding
Status Of Investigation
Late yesterday tbe County Com- -
sioners. together with their attorr.- .'. -made
the following formal statem rt
regarding the Tax Collector of th.s
"tin August 22nd, the County Com
missioner made a settlement with the
Tax Collector for the taxes of l'Jo2,
and gave him the tax list for the
year l'.Kf.'S, a bond having been tiled
for the 'protection . of tbe county in
the sum of $M .00(1 00 with the Na
tional Surety Corporation, as surety.
Some ten days or mor,, after this, it
was brought to the attention of the
Commissioners that there were cer
tain discropcncics and irregularities
in the account as tiled by the Tax
Collector, and immediately the Com
missioners secured the services of an
auditor to audi! tbe hr-ok.- in order
to ascertain if certain information
was correct, and the auditor, Mr. T.
J. Toland. of Asheville, who is a cer
tified Public Accountant, is now en
gaged in the work of auditing the
books for such purpose.
"The Tax Collector insists that
there is nothing wroiig or irregular,
with his settlement. Investigation
will be prosecuted as rapidly as pos
sible, and if any discrepancies' or ir
regularities are discovered the Com
missioners will take proper steps in
(he. premises, .'although' .the county is
fully protected, iy reason of the.
bond mentioned, for any loss.
"The Tax list for the year 'J'.U has
not U'cn placed in tbe hands .f the
Tax Collector, and cannot, under the
law. before' the lirsl Monday m Oc
tober, and iio taxes are' payable, ex
cept such .payment as arc made' to
?-. County Accountant, or the per
sons .mentioned' in the statute relat
ing lo the payment of taxes prior to
the time the list is plan d in the Tax
The-.' commissioners have employed
Sam M. Robinson, of ( anion, and J.
G. Morrimon, of Asheville to assist
county attorney. F. Iv. Alley. J iv in
the investigation and any action tlmt
might be taki n a - a result of the
invest igat ion.
Mr. Toland who I i gan . udi 1 1 ng
the books W I'diie-day lotd I'he AloLin
tailioe.' yesterday tliat bi- wa- jiui-hing
the .work as rapidly a- possible, iind
would add another assistant during
the next few days, ,11, "could give no
iiiilicat ion wht-n t he iiudit wo'tlbi be
For First Came
Only two oi ..three old faces w;1Mk3
seen in the new Mountaineer yi id
.loii machine this year. 'I'he loss ot
14 boys by graduation, however, has
not effected the spirit of the young
sters wh0. are '.determined to carry
.an where tbe old boys left oft'.
Jenson . Ross, one of the old main
stays, seems to be picking up in hi j
"foxy" position (it end. l,ock Hyatt
will take over the post of ' Dewey Pat
ton, and with a counle of games be
hind, him he should be put on the
v)ot by all teams.
The tackle position will he held:
down by a couple of -mount in peaks,
n old -stand-by, lidward Poteat. and
freshman LeatheiwOod, who is six
feet one. and. weighs- 1X0 pounds.
These boys ..will make, the going
laril lor opponents.
The L'uard iiosit ion i oii't.. n,-,,)
lem with. Taylor Ferguson and Fugene
Francis probably holding down first
plae,. positions. Caldwell and Free
are giving the bovs ulentv of cpm petition-:
The center positron is a merry
scrap between two ie I heads, Red
Gillett and Re,i Bvrd. Either' one
may get the: call Friday.: -
The liack field will 'be'. made up of
entirely young col: --little , .weight
With plenty of speed, and decept ion. .
The i ua rte r backs, whv will be ca lied
t i . - duty. are. -I -a w s o n S u m merowi who
passes, i un-j and ' punts. He will be
assisted by his alrle tOam-mat.e; Doug.-'
las Moore, whose specialty is line
bucks ami spin plays.
The half back positions are iveing
held down by Hen, Hi Vson .and ( ecil
Yount. . The nbist important posi- .
tion in the. Warner system : of foot-.;
ball is he'Itl. down by Garrett Reeves,.
the blocking, back and the ''.dofen-siv-e :
full. ' . Bill' Swift is .pushit-g'- Garrett
for this; fiosition along with Kayken
dall, who ; a ten-second niairr
K. ('. Jor-es of !...:i,i.:i. Ter.-re-ce.
has heen-'the guest.: of .her. sis-:
tei.V Mrs. J K. Bo.i:e for the past
ten -la v.-. , Ves'rrd.iv Mr- Jones and
.M. s. Boone went, .to- Ahev:Ho- whore
' er. ai e - sneiidii-g -a-'. few days'; with
Mis-e.:, Annie and t'oi vie Kerr. .