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NO.
YVAYN ES V I LLE. NORTH CAROLINA
THURSDAY. NOVEMBER 13. 1931
VOL XLVI
15 Men Rushing Work
On Cannery. Plans Are
. "1. win Tt liven
10 Local reopie "
'Work Canning Beef In The
Cannery At Hazeiwooa
Soon
i j i fifteen men are
Xr:.d.7togetthe
f ,t Hazelwood ready for can
;b7ef by Monday, November 2Cth,
. iear tu", : ;;nfid. and
When tne taaiiciji r ... ,
Irn re beef, over 250 people will be
jven emi.wn - " nw npinlJ
s loca women wnu ---
k-en rigid physical examinations
to receiving a place on the
annery force-
The cannery building is being ; re
iodeled inside, and several additions
e being built. These include a 29
lv 29 foot rock boiler room, a re
aeration plant and dressing rooms
L the workers. A ceiling is being
t n and three coasts of paint will
p put on before actual canning oper
jtiotis begin- .
I Present plans are to have the cattle
metered in .Asheville and brought
ore daily for canning The capacity
tf the cannery will be 3o head of
utile daily. It was learned by The
Mountaineer that state officials of
(elief plan to build a slaughter house
fere in the near future.
1 Three car loads of new machinery
i expected daily and will be installed
in the building within the next few
feys. .
i The 115 men are now receiving
fj-om thirty to seventy-five cent, an
itour for their work. All except
itbout ten are local citizens. The
in were sent here from Raleigh and
ire supervising the different opera
tions of getting the plant ready for
Ipening. :
Sit wns said by Homer Henry, relief
dministrator, that the cannery will
fork four shifts a day and each per
on will be given three days a week.
$ The meat that will be canned by
he cannery will be used by the gov-
irnment m supplying iooa ior vne
:CC camDs and to the relief families
this winter.
00 Are Enrolled
In Adults Schools
In This County
Last Fridnv TVfvs .T. M Tlav su
pervisor of adult education in the
Wes'tern . District, - met with the
chairman and adult teacher osf Hay
wood county and outline the pro
gram and commented on the fine work
being done here.
At present there are ten teachers
and an enrollment of: approximately
200 students. There are two nursery
schools, one here and one at Canton.
Plans are going forward to open
schools in new centers, and to open
classes in homemaking and commer
cial courses. The program will con
tinue until '.ate spring- It was an
nounced that any community, wishing
to organize classes should get in touch
with Jack Messer, county superin
tendent, or Miss Jane Brown in the
board of education officers.
Miss Brown was transferred from
Buncombe county to this county re
cently. She has been in the work
lor twQ years..
"The purpose of the program is
to blot illiteracy so that the men
and . women in. that class may be
able .to hoHo- i:- .-j
.... met'i Llie TapiU cnanK-
es in environment so that they can
more offl,i. - ... . .t
. ... -".viuhciii so mat mey tan
more effii' entNr n..:.-
, . J hKimzin UIUI1 ow.m
.irifT firin . .. . i-
- pertorm tneir social
civic duties in their respective
nrini! I,... " if:: T. i
."".- -uuwes in their respi
twenty-five per cent of the men
who were drafted in the World War
,v,ere classed as illiterate, because
1;, , d not read or write even a
. mple letter. Hsnd ha 1.592
SuSion."01" nt f thC
r.;,-';?6! a,te appealing, to the public,
" Jf c!ubs- women's clubs, fraternal
in tlTS and ctlurches for their support
" e program. By making donations
vi magazines, books, coat, hangers,
ap coupons, and any odds and ends
tho! ch, thev don't have any use for in
p homes,' Miss Brown continued,
splww are underwav to open a
fV . 1 ,r negroes within the next
weeks.
The Weather
OFFICIAL WEATHER REPORT
Date ' ' :
Max
Min
3S
33
32
28
27
19
31
67
61
fi3
G6
44
35
.47
To Open Monday, 25th
Casket Truck Is
In City On Each
Election Day
A number of Waynesville. citi
zens are wondering just what
significance the large truck of the
Roaring Gap Casket Company
has by being in Waynesville on
each election day.
Last June on the day of the
first primary the truck was
parked on the streets all day and
night, and again Tuesday of last
week it stayed on the streets all
night.
Just what it all means, if any
thing, had aroused the curiosity
of a number of local people.
Red Cross Roll
Call Will Begin
Nov. 20 In County
"Training the public in first ata
measures is one of the most import
ant tasks of the American Red
Cross," said II. V- Raucom, chairman
of the Haywood county Red Cross
chapter. The roll call membership
enrollment opens on Armistice Oay.
Sunday, November 11. and lasts until
Thanksgiving, but our systematic
canvas will be Nov. 20-23, and from
its proceeds this and other services
of the Red Cross are supported.
"We have a class of 40 at the high
school, taught by Miss Oliver, a Red
Cross nurse, who are studying First
Aid. This class is composed of bus
drivers and advanced pupils. We
plan to have a first aid kit on all
busses, so that in case of an acei
went first aid can be given imme
diately." "Two results have been noted time
and again in the groups to which died
Cross training has been given," he
fnntinnoii "First, there is a marked
decrease in the number of accidents,
as a result of the accident-consciousness
the training has developed; and
second, there is a lessening of grave
consequences such as death or per
rnanent crippling in many cases where
tiroaer first aid measures were used
by those near the scene of the acci
dent. "First aid as interpreted by the
Red Cross is the practical applica
tion of the age-old habit of neighbor
liness in time of distress. .Accidenta
injuries have always been incurred
by active people, and doubtless they
will always happen. Yet, even with
modern civilization developing new
hazards, the rate of accidents is not
commensurate with the increasing
danger because of the modern de
mand that proper safeguards be pro
vided for all machinery and that care
lessness be prevented on the.part ot
the human beings who use the ma
Viinp. "All of us who drive or ride in
automablies should also be concerned
over the great hazards on Acan
highways. Approximately 30,1 u
men, women, and children are killed
on our highways every year a ter
rific toll, a number equal to the in
habitants in a middle sized city- An
this doesn't take into account the
maimed, the many injured for l ie.
and the suffering and great waste m-
( Continued on back page.)
MitcheHLeads
Drum And Buffle
Corps To Win
Drum Major Robert H- Mitchell, of
xt j. .-vt... -r , formerly ot
Waynesville: and his drum and bugle.
corps were the winners ' ra
tional. Forty and v. Eight Champion
...ajh ; tho rPCAnt National
American Legion Convention held in
Miami. This is the third .successive
time the Newport News boys nave
m wi-Vi -Fiio-ihilitv for mem-
lino iiviui. . . - f
bership in the Forty and Eight, group
in the Legion is based on uis"B"''"
ed service.
. When the winners returned tq-Newport'.
News, they were met at, the
ittpp of . more than
a thousand of the : representative
rit.irpns nf thp tnivn" Thev were feted ;
in many ways and in the .ceremonies j
several of the state digniian.es ul
Virginia, . took part. ..Congressman
Bland paid a special tribute to Mitch
ell regarding his Work with, the corps
and his national recognition. .
Robert H. Mitchell is the son of
Mrs- Marie Mitchell and - the late
Robert H. Mitchell- He was born and
reared in Wavnesville. For the past 11
years he has' been the superintendent
of public works in Newport News,
Virginia.
Funeral Services
For L. E. Green
Held Here Sunday
Largest Crowd To Attend Fune
ral Here Paid Last Respect
To Victim Of Auto Wreck
Fiiripr;il f(rvii't witm )ulil Snmlnv
at the First Baptist church for Law
rence Ureen, 4 who passed away in
an Asneviue Hospital on last weu
nesday following serious injuries re
ceived when the automobile he was
driving wrecked after hitting a side
rail on Highway No. It) near the
Havwood-Buncombe countv line.
The services were kjonducted by
Rev. II. V. Baucom, who was as
sisted by Dr. R. 1'. Walker of the
I tesbyterian church. The Masons,
held a commital service at the grave.
Mr. Green had been connected with
the Waynesvile post office for 27
years, and was money order and pos
tal savings clerk.
The largest crowd ever to attend a
funeral in Waynesville overflowed
the church and .several hundred stood
in the yard during the service. All
the ears were unable to get in the
cemetery drive during the burial,
Mr. Green was well known through
out the county, and had lived in llay-w-ood
all his life
He is survived by his widow and
nine children: Olive Jane, Ruth,
Kmmett, Mack, Merrill, Mary Joe,
Thomas. Iisie, and Johnny. lLe
ijs also survived by his 'parents, Mr.
and Mrs, T. L. Green and two broth
ers; Arthur, of Waynesville, and Mc
( Continued on back page)
Over 1 00 Hear
Of Plans To Better Living
Conditions For Farmers
Business Men And Farmers Hear
Outstanding Speakers Dis
cuss Popular Topics Of
Farmer's Problems
More than one hundred business
men and farmers were in attendance
at the banquet sponsored by the Ro.
tary Club that was given last Friday
night at the Methodist church at
which time an outline of the farm
program and plans that are under
way by TVAC for thus immediate
section were discussed by officials and
specialists.
There were four principal short
talks, and each dealt with a different
subject, but in brief, all. four speakers
were high in their praise for the work
that is being done in Haywood coun
ty, and the co-operation that has been
given the state and federal officials
.in putting across the New Deal,
rmiritv A ire nr. W. I). Smith briefly
outlined the processing tax to the au
dience, and with the use or a cnari
showed just what had been accom
plished in the county during the past
eight months in the way of increased
prices for agricultural commodities. A
general outline of the program was
given by Mr. Smith before introducing
Letter
President
1-9 .
roin
"Our people continue to look to the American Red Cross
as the kindly and always helpful good neighbor to whom they
turn for practical aid in ' -emergency. They do so with the
assurance that this national relief agency, with an organi
zation in thirteen thousand American communities, has not
and will not fail them.
"In the difficult twelve months which have elapsed since
last November, Red Cross volunteers throughout the land
have worked in close cooperation with the Federal, state and
local governments in their humanitarian labors, Their ser
vice has not been limited to aid in furnishing the actual neces
sities of life, but has extended to the equally important field
of safeguarding public health and of training their neighbors
in the proper methods of caring for the sick or the injuored.
"At the same time the organization has continued to
fulfill its obligation a- our agency of relief for every com
munity visited by disaster.
"The Red Cross is looked upon as the representative of
all of our people in times of distress. In order that it may
continue its service to humanity it is highly important that
we lend our support through individual membership.
"I hope every one Who possibly, can do so will respond
generously to the Red Cross appeal." , T
FRANKLIN P. ROOSEVELT
"': .:. ' ,' . President
Community Urged
To Prepare Now
For The Future
V. E. Kay. Jr., in Letter To This
Paper Sets Fortji What Must
lie Done To Keep Pace
With Section
Mr
V. C- Russ,
Editor of the Mountaineer,
Waynesville. N. C.
"Western North Carolina has been
awarded the southern terminus,i.f tin
park to park highway and we are as
sured of having a host of visitors in
this section such as we have never
known before. The onlv uuestion is
as to whether or not we shall take
full advantage of the possibilities.
' "Previously our tourists have come
larcelv from the south and have been
attracted on account of our inter
related climate :vnd -venery. Pri
marily, they have been summer vis
itors with the larger number com
ing in August. In recent years
we have had the traveler, as differ
entiated From the summer' visitor.
"This nomadic transient has come
from every direction; has tarried only
as a section has 1 ecu able to hold his
interest; and as he has been able to
find comfortable lodgings. He has
come in irreator numbers during the
summer months, but the traffic early
in the snrinir. and during late fall
months, has been 'onsiderable.
" Wuviiesvilli' ; ltd Haywood county
stand to benefit more from the park
together with the Parkway, than any
other section on the North Carolina
side- Without. doing anything, Wc
(Continued on page f)
Discussion
Order For Car
Of Pure-Bred
Cattle Is Made
It was learned from .County
Agent V. 1). Smith lute yester
Httvthfit order had been received
for
almost an entire carload ot
bred cattle to he shipped
purt
in
here from drought stricken.
areas out west.
The orders for the cattle are the
outgrowth of the meeting held
last Friday night in the Meth
odist . church' M which time bet-
ter
dairying facilities were ms-.
cussed
Mr- Smith said those wanting
to place orders should see him
immediately.
Fred Sloan, county agent of Macon
county.
. . ' ,, , , i ,i i r
Mr. i-iioan siresseo uie vumc i
understanding between fanners and
business men and also the importance
of ! farmer understanding his own
problems. The speaker congratulated
Haywood county on the progress that
(( ontinuod on back page)
From
Roosevelt
XE iBl3SiiS23iI!
pin
Southern Part Of The
Parkway Will Traverse
This Immediate Vicinity
Frank W. Miller Says Survey Of
Parkway Will Get Underway
In The Near Future
Frank W. Miller, member of the
state highway commission, told The:
(Mountaineer this week that engin
eers of the highway ..department to
gether with government engineers
would begin immediately surveying
the route from Plowing Hock to Soco
Gap.
The route from the Virginia line
to Plowing Rock has already been
surveyed ami the final routing will be
omplete within a few days. Mr.
Miller said.
The Parkway will have a right, of
way of one thousand feet where; -pos
sililo, and a minimum right of way
ol 200 .feel. The road bed, or pave
ment will lie thirty feet wide. The
"shoulders" of the Parkwav will be
olanted in trees and shrubbery and
will resemble hi every respect, a park
within itself.
Contracts for building the road will
be let to a number of contractors, it
was learned, iind in this way work
will be pushed forward rapidly. The
project is a relief proposition and
every effort will be made, to rush the
work and put, 'as many men to work
as possible.
One point that is not clear to a
number of local people is the fact
that a "loop" will be made within the
park of the Parkway; beginning at
Soco (Jap to Cherokee, then to New
Found .Gap anil back around by Cat
aloocliee ami Deflwood to Soco Gap.
The "stein" of the .Parkway, however,
will contact this inter-park loop at.
Soco Gap.
Waynesville will be two-thirds sur
rounded by the Parkway,
The Parkay will cross Highway
Number 10 near the tish hatchery-,
and follow in general the old Hood
road to Soco Gap.
When the news was received here
lllis week there was considerable com
nietit, and much liliusinsm was
being shown.
Past September, a delegation of
,'iOO Tar Heels Went to Washington
to be present at a hearing given be
fore Secretary Ickes. Fifty from
this county were among those present,
Jack Messer Is
Named Head Of..
Teacher's Club
The initial meeting of the Hay
wood SHioojmasXers' . Club' for tl
year 1934-:i.r was In Id on Tuesday
night at the Hotel U'Faine.
MpukpK pdiinfv sunerintendent of
school
was elected president of the
group.
A permanent -organization was
achieved and a program of work for
the coining year was outlined. Oth
er officers serving with Mr. Messer
are: C- K. Weatherby, director of
athletics at the Waynesville High
School, vice president; White Mease,
principal of the Central Elementary
secretary, Thomas Krwin, principal
of the Cecil elementary school, treas
urer, W. Thomas Reeves, principal of
the East , . Waynesville elementary
.sx'hool, publicity, chairman.,
The following, principals were pres
ent in addition to those mentioned:
S. E. Connatser, Clyde, M. II. Bowles,
Waynesville, Frank Ferguson. Jr.,
of VVaynesville, and., Jesse James;
of Hazelwood.
: The. next meeting will be held lrt
Canton the last Tuesday in November.
Mountaineers To
Meet Farm School
Friday Afternoon
Coach , Weatherby , will . take - his
Mountaiheers, to Farm School : this
Friday to seek their seventh straight,
victory. The winning march of thy
Yellow: Backjs. has been broken only by
the. powei-fiifl . Asheville. High,, and
the present eleven, are. making their
bid to. surpass the wonderful, record
of last year's team which was tied by'.
Abbeville High . and , - defeated by
Christ School- ' " "'.
, Garland has recovered from a re
cent sickness and will be in condition
-f(i!,' the game Friday. The other, reg.'
ulars are , ready and anxious to add
another to their string of victories.
Only two teams have been able .to
-core on. the... Mountaineers. Christ
School and . Asheville . High: ; have
scofed the ,19 points against the local
team, while the Mourjtaineers have
scored on all opposition 170 points
Canton and Marion , are the next
teams to be met in the order men
tioned with the, possibility of a post
season game w-ith I'ryson City.: Well
rileased with their , playing in the
IleMersohville game, ( . ,,
Secretary likes Renders Decision
For North Carolina, Instead
Of Giving Route To
Tennessee
Washington -SeciH'tary Ickes :.n
nounced Monday he had chosen ll
called North Carolina route for .
southern section of the Shenaini,
tireat Smoky Mountains Natioi,..!
park scenic highway.
The secretary overruled the findings
of a board of three which recommend
ed the route suggested by Tennessee.
The selected route runs from Slow
ing Ruck, N. C, south of Linville city
aUing the Blue Ridge and the Mt.
.Mitchell and Craggy ranges near
Asheville, thence into the Mt. Pisgah
ralirt". bending sharply northwest on
a line ,'ong that, rango west of Way
nesville, - .eh an entrance into the
park at Soco Gi,n where it will con
nect with the Newfound Gap high
way. Ickes, who made known his deci
sion in letters to G';.vt rn-'ir - C P.
I'.hringhaus of North Caroliiiin and
Governor Hill McAllister, said his
selection was inlluenced by the fact
there is now a well establisheil. enJt
trance to the Great. Smoky Moun-
tains National park at t'latlinburg,
Tenn-
The secretary added there was little
to choose between the North Caro
lina and Tennessee routes from the
scenic standpoint and that other
things being eipial it seemed "unfair"
that, Tennessee should lu.ve the sole
entrances to the park . from both the :
west and east.
'I' he' scenic .'highway, to cost more
than $H;,imU,(IO! will connect the
Shenandoah National park in Virgin
ia and the ..'Great Smoky park which
is in North Carolina and Tennessee.
The northern route, from the Shen
andoah .park to Plowing Rock, was
determined several months ago. The
road, will be approximately 'HI" miles
in length.
The Ickes committee which: recom
mended the Tennessee route consisted
of George Rad.cli.U , of Halt iiiiure,
former, regional public works adnun
istratoi'. now onatir-clcct of.. Mary
land; Thomas If. Alai-I lunald, federal
roads chief, and A mo. I'. I'ammerer,
national, parks director...'
When their decision was announ
ced North' Carolina 'appealed to See
.et.ry Ickes who "held a hearing on the
matter September IX in .'Washington.
Ickes. in his letter to the governors
said despite the fact the .''North Car
olina location was chosen, ."Tennessee
would still have a gateway into the
park equally, if not more, important
than that which North' Carolina will
have at Cherokee."
"Through Gaflingbug will (low the
tourist trallic. from the great west and
north west," his letter said- "Some
7;i,000,(M)0 people already dwell in the
of the Allegheny mountains from
tains, which is tributary to the Gat
linburg entrance, while the area east
of the Alleghany mountains from
which access to the park will be
through the Cherokee gateway, con
tains approximately 50,000,000 -people.
' "Here is a present disproportion in
favor of the Gatlinburg entrance of
some 2.'!,000,00() people beside which
it is reasonable to expect, that the
Ki'iwth in population in the country ,
tributary to the Gatlinburg entrance
will be much greater than in that
section which will naturally seek the
Cherokee entrance."-. ,
Ickes said the North Carolina ioute,
by. reason of its higher altitude, can.
be depended upon for lower temper
atures during the months greatest
travel'. .' ' '
He said an additional advantage
was that for .about C ''miles it. would
traverse the Pisgah National forest
and .have to cioss only three fajrly
large streams, t he Pin vi lie, th, Swan
naniia and the French Broad rivers,
Oil', the .other hand, he continued the.
Ter.ne.-.-i e route: would, have to cross
seven rivers. He said the North Car
olina: route, running . near the tops of
the ridges as it will, , will atl'ord, a
view of the surrounding, country and
offer to the eye ,;"scenery that would,
not be, accessible to so great a degree
if the Tennessee route wer" a'-...ji:e i.
Ickes said he w;as reluctant to pver
rule the 'finding's'-' of . his board "how
ever the state, of North Carolina had
the right of appeal tome and since
that . right was ' exercised, it is' my ,
duty to decide the issues in .ao.-o.rd-
la nee ; with my ' consciende, and my
best judgment." the -secretary's letter
said.;
"To my mind it is so -clear that the
equi t i os ,i n - this -controversy. ' are wi t h
North Carolina that my finding must
be', to 'that effect.; I regret .that'll
caiinot concur in the. report sii':ir;u:t
'ted to : me. by ' the conniiittve i c-ferred
to, and it is hereby overruled," : ,
'..'.Mis.?' ' 'Caroline
'was the iruest of
the week-end..
Ward,
friend
of'
; in
    

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