The Waynesville Mountaineer
Published In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
WAYNESVILLE, N. C. THURSDAY. JULY 1, 1936
$1.00 IN ADVANCE IN tX)UNTY
1 J. And Harry Hyatt Building
Store, Houses, Mills Near City
riMen Given Work On New De-
vflopment. ui nave
Mill, Grist Mill And Feed
fine of the major developments
,w building lines in mis commu
0,' . v,ui-u;hw near Hazel.
tity- ,n., , . J H.rrvHvatt.
I'm feed store, a supply house and
oar or nve uv.....6.
Work i already unuerwuj uu mc
roiect. and the building that will
t Wd as a prist mill and feed
-eVM he completed in about ten
Jay,. The building is 42 by 30 feet.
The supply heu.se will be built on
an adjoining lot, ana win curry sec-
onu hand macnmery aim nwwh,
was said. .
will be DUt. up as soon
L .'he 'other two buildings are com
s: , ii... mill will hp on the
P .. ... i..u- Ms.r'liiva'e ntnrp
Vt adjoining .
.wh is 0n the Sulphur Springs
fc.ad.at the intersection of the road
nhivh goes to Plott's Creek.
The present plans are to do general
custom sawing ana aiso ouy uhiik
tracts and truck the logs W tne mm.
E. J. Hyatt, who is in charge of the
nt mi'id he expected to
have eveiything ready within sixty
One of the plans of the new de-
.... ..nn.imi 1.. Ti irt' I 1 r I u ,: uuwct xiu.i'
ltn.Klllwl" 'r " . . ..
Richiand Creek from which to op-
perate some machinery. nor me
mpnt however. Dower will be used
from the regular power company.
Something like fifteen men are era-
pyid en the job.
Son-In-Law Of Mr.
And Mrs. Green Is
Owen Meredith, of Oklahoma, son-
in-law of Mr. and Mrs. T. L. Green,
of I'rabtree, ranks second among the
nation's bus drivers for number of
miles without a mishap.
Although he ha been driving a bus
thirteen years and has driven 1,040,
500 miles, he has never had an acci
dent of any kind; he has never even
scratched a fender since he began
driving in 11123. None of his passen
gers have ever been injured; none of
tmm have ever been robbed. Mere
dith has never paid a fine for traffic
vio.alions of any kind, either with bus
Meredith figures that half of his
mileage has been over dirt .roads and
25.UHO to 50.1)1)0 in the mud.
Flood was the nnlv thintr that ever
kept Meredith, from making his run
tn schedule. Once Salt Fork river
ent on a rampage and blocked all
traffic 0n U, S. hiirhwav 81. At ir.-ejs-
it. he is averaging 200 miles per
day. all over paved roads.
"Buf Transportation," a trade
journal, carried an article about
Mefedith arid in the Anril 27 issue
of "Time'-' 'magazine he was mention
Class Of '24 Of Hay-
wod Institute Meet
'-I of Haywood Institute attended
reunion held last Sunday at
SOTO 0;m - -
A Il'mi l,,.,.!. ' j t
10f . r '""ui was prepare", ai.
and immediately after the
Much hnnr i t .. ... .
,.rj t:se james laugni. tne
-' scnool Jesson.
. At the end
Js selected Mt. Pisgah as the place
wr ntxt; year's. leunion. The follow-
wucers were elected to serve dur-
tne ensninty ,tabi.. u . T. ..;
-e ,and Miss Effie Green sec-
'--j ou.j treasurer.
The fnM.v:; ' ,
ti. persons, memDers oi
MrW?. 1924' attended the re-a-H
1 and Mrs- Jesse Jameo, Mr,
Benn,irD Guy Messer, Mr. and Mrs.
S.'10"- Mr., and Mrs. Orville
-T'd, Mrs. Homer Owen, Mrs. Or
Mr ' p n s' Mr- Lowery Ferguson,
ifL P train. Miss Grace Plott, Miss
Gren and Mr. Hurst Justice.
R0TARIAXS "GOOD LOOKING" !
cfJGril!ite' of the Manning Studio,
ir.! "fboro- was here today show-
m " v "f the RoUry Club how
looking the- .ff.
the st, j- res had n retouched in
ftaH. Jvlt -an1 a composite picture
the 24 members. .
ipe DaM ?-W1ng casl) Prices were be
rdemlldnesday y the Farmers
, iryers zoc
light weight frver. . .17-
Stores Will Remain
Open Here On 4th
Hugh Massie, chairman of the
merchants division of the Cham
ber of Commerce, announced yes
terday that the stores in the com
munity would not close on the
Fourth of July.
The merchant decided that
since the holiday came on Satur
day that they would not close for
the day. Regular Saturday hours
will be observed. The stores will
not take a holiday on Monday, as
was suggested at one time.
One Killed And Five
Injured In Wreck
Mrs. Ed Smathers Dies, and Five
Others Are In Hospital Suf
Roosevelt Nominator in Action
Five were, hurt and one: killed near
Saunook Sunday afternoon about
seven o'clock, when a light weight
piek-up truck turned mver three
times, throwing the six occupant s in
different directions. ,
Mrs. Ed Smathers, MS, died within a
few minutes after the accident. She
was riding in the bed part of the truck
when the accident happened.
Joe Hoyle, owner and driver of the
truek, was lodged in jail but later
was removed to the Haywood County
Hospital when physicians found his
back was injured. Mix. Hoyle, wife
of the driver, is also in the hospital
with a wound on her side, Mrs. Hoyle
was riding in the front seat with her
Others in the truck were: Mrs. Jen
nie Wright, and small baby. Mrs.
Wright suffered a broken shoulder
and bruises. The baby was scratched
and bruised. All five are in the hos
pital. Hoyle told members of the .sheriff's
department that the accident was the
result of another car striking his
truck. Eye witnesses have told the
sheriffs department that Hoyie was
driving at a fast rate of speed and
drove off the pavement when trying
to pass another car and failed to get
back on the road. A hearing has not
been set, pending his condition.
Funeral services for Mrs.. Smathers
were held Monday afternoon.
chick; - r?yy 'rye .
in. bushel ,
250 Attend Rally
To Hear President
Approximately 2f0 people who at
tended the.' Presidential" rally at the
court house here last Saturday night
heard President Roosevelt deliver his
acceptance speech from Philadelphia.
A loud speaker set up in front of the
court house by Martin Electric Com
pany carried the speech to the people
who gathered there.
Both before and after the main pro
gram the crowd was entertained by
the several musicians who attended
According to County Chairman Lee
Bramlett and several other political
leaders of this end of the county, the
meeting was the best Democratic get
together" that has been held in
Mr. Bramlett announced this week
aotinir r,f the Tlpmocratic ex-
ecutice committee will be called .short
ly, and several important plans re
garding the fall campaign will be
completed and announced.
Tr-,oro Fpdpration stockholders
can get their dividend payment at the
local warehouse, according to George
A. Brown, Jr., manager. He states
that the present dividend is 3 for
the first halt or i.jo on wi vnut m
each owners etock. The payments
have been on a 6 per year basis dur
ing the past two and a half years, he
Business of the fourteen co-opera- j
tive Farmers Federation warehouses
has been reported as very good dur-,
ing the spring season. The organiza
tion markets certain products for the
farmers, handler seeds and other farm
supplies, and operates a number of
special services connected with farm
ing. ; : ' y - -
William Medford has returned from
the international convention of Ro
tary International, which was held in
Atlantic City. Mr. Medford is sec
retary of the local club, and was the
delegate from here.
WTiile away he visited New York,
Washington and took in a session of
the National Democratic convention
I JOHN MACK dri I '
Here is an excellent action photo of John Muck of Poughkecpsie,
N. V., intimate friend of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who was
tekcted to nominate the president at the Philadelphia convention,
v a task w hich was also his at Chicago in 1932.
Park Theatre Will
Present Movies On
Sunday,. Starting 5
Manager Massif I'rged To Open
Tor Sunday Movies Hy Iarge
Sunday, July 5th. will mark -the be
ginning of Sunday movies in Waynes
ville, according to James K. Mu.ssie,
owner .of the Park Theatre, The de
cision to open the theatre on Sundays
during hours that would not con
flict with any Church services, came
after a large, delegation met with the
board of aldermen recently and dis
cussed the matter.
The board informed the manager of
the theatre that then was'1 no ordi
nance or law in the city which would
prevent the opening of the theatre.
A large number of citizens of the
community in a petition urged Mr.
Massie to open his theatre on Sundays.
Mr. Massie said he had booked only
the very best of pictures fur .Sunday
showings, and that the programs
would be clean and constructive en
tertainment. The afternoon show will
begin at tw'o. The evening show will
start at nine.
Those who urged the opening, of the
theatre pointed out that scores of
local people go out of town t0 Sun
day movies and in so doing "travel tlic
highways late at night.,
Mr. Massie said: "Since it is the
business of the theatre to serve the
public in the most efficient way, .the
Sunday program "will be presented
a long as the public wants them."
. The picture this . Sunday is "The
Country Beyond," a James Oliver
Curwood story. The picture for July
12ih is. "The Sins of Men,"
ference Coming To
Lake For '37 Meet
1.1. C. Brown, vocational teacher
at the Waynesville High School,
j who is attending the State. Voca
tional Agricultural coiiierence in
Raleigh,' wired back here yester
day, that Iake Junaluska had
been selected as the l'.)!7 meet
ing place of the conference.
Attendance at the conference
mmpriscs alMitit 200 teachers and
between H00 and 400 menibers of
the Future Farmers of America.
No details as to the date. were
learned, but it is expected they
will meet about the lust of June.
Brown Says Yield
Of Potatoes Will Be
"The early potato crop is gone, and
.mine. - frn a trnfA rain soon, the
late crop will not be much," was the
remark made by George A. Brown,
Jr., here thus week.
Mr. Brown estimates that the po
tato crop in, Haywood will only be
about thirty per cent of the normal
yield. "We will do well to grow
10,000 bushels in the county this
year," he said.
Potatoes are now selling for two
dollars a bushel, as compared with
ninety cents at this time last year.
"Many farmers are buying hay for
their cows," he said, "and the corn
is suffering right now, too."
NO MORE MINISTERIAL
MEETINGS UNTIL SEPT.
About 4,000 Votes
Expected To Be Cast
In Saturday's Poll
Three State Races In Second Pri
mary In County. Little In.
terest Is Heing Shown
Little interest is being shown in the
second primary, whieh will be held' on
Saturday. July fourth.
Haywood voters are giving but little
attention to the second primary, as
then are no local 'candidates seeking
office, and only three state raies.
Conservative estimates made by
election official..! and others ' are t hat
about half of the vot.es east on June
sixth, will be cast in Saturday el.ee
The principal race of the, second
primary has centered on the run-off
for governor. Clyde Iloey, high man in
'he fir.-t primary anil Dr. Ralph. Mc
Donahl have not come into the west
with, their campaign on the second
run-off. In the first -primary, .-'lay-wood
'gave Hoey .1,2IK votes, and Mc
For lieutenant governor, Paul
Grady received 2. M0 votes jn Hay
wood, and Wilkins P. Morton got
The third state ra.'e is bt'tween
Stacy W. Wade and Thad Eure, for
secretary of state. Haywood gave
W'ade 3,214 vote., and Eure 2,wr.
On June sixth, a total of 8,040 votes
were cast in the governor's race, but
it is the general belief here that Only
about 4,000 voters will vote Saturday.
. With only three races, election offi
cials are expected to count the votes
very soon after the polls close.
Rev. T. G. Highfill, secretary of
the Haywood Ministerial j Associa
tion, announced thi, week that no
meetings of the association would be
held until next September the 7th.
The September meeting will be at
Haywood Medical Society
Meeting In Canton Tonight
The Haywood County Medical So
ciety will meet in the offices of Dr.
Reeves and Duckett, in Canton, Thurs
day evening at eight o'clock.
Dr. J. LaBruce Ward, of Asheville,
and Dr. J. Frank Pate, of Canton, will
have the papers of the evening.
Young Democrats To
Meet Tuesday Night
The annual convention of the Young
Democratic clubs of Haywood county
will be held in the court house here
Tuesday, July 7, at 8:00 o'clock P.
M., according to an announcement
made this week by Dave Harris, presi
dent of the Young Democratic organ
ization in this county.
The main items on the program are:
music by the Soco Gap string band;
addressee by two Haywood Democrats;
I election of officers for the ensuing
i year; election of delegates to the
state convention of xoung jJemocratij
clubs of North Carolina, to be held
in Greensboro on July 17-19; and
last, resolutions to be presented.
Mr. Harris ' desires that as many
Democrats ae possible attend the
meeting. Special seats will be re
served in the court room for those
'attending from each township.
At Least 200 Members of
Press Expected Next Week
Bank Deposits Show
n lucnusi' ol $141,000 ill le
pusiis dcr I lie same im-HimI laxl
yiar, un.s ihc ii-port of the I'lrM
Nntlniuil Itiink here e-li(lny.
nticii .1. II Way, ensliier, bo lane
cd I lie litMiks lor the pertm! i nil
iiiK iliine ItOih.
Mr. Way suiil lie uUrihuKtl
$100,000 of the ImnvlM' to m'no-l-iil
hiisine-M liiiiiMvoineiil'N kikI
Hie $11.0011 ihe imyiiieiu of the
About 200 Masons
Expected Here On
Julv 20th For Meet
isitors Will Take Trip Into The
Park On Afternoon Of
vYm. Ritchie Smith, of Raleigh,
(rand Secretary of the Grand York
Rite .Masonic Bodies of North Caro
lina, was in Waynesville several days
ago in conference with local Masonic
leaders, effect ing' plans for a special
assembly of the (irand Council of
North Carolina, - Royal and Select
Masters which will convene in Way
nesville on July 20th.
The occasion will be an interstate
summer assembly of Royal ami Select
Masters, the Grand Council of North
Carolina a. ting as host to the Grand
Council of South Carolina and visiting
(Jrand Officers from seven other states.
Executive session will be held at
the Masonic Temple at 11:00 A. M.
and 1:30. P. M., followed in the after
noon by an auto trip to lleinlooga
Bald ..in the' Great Smoky Mountains
National Park where tried chicken
supper will -he. served.
Prominent Masonic- leaders from
several states will lie piesent ami
it is expected that there will be at
least 200 out-of-town visitors at
tending tlie meeting 'bringing to
Waynesville rcprcseiitat ive groups
from at. least scvcn states.
-..Detailed program will be announced
Mayor Shook Thiuks
Landon Will Win By
A Large Majority
John Slicwk, mayor of Clyde,' and
one of '.lie most loyal .s-upinirtei- uf
the Republican parly, stated this past
week that Guv. All" l.andon would win
the presidential election by three to
six million votes over President- Roose
velt in November.
Mr. Shook 'pointed out that there
, were at . least- twelve million pcoyle
out of work. Ihese, he. said, would
vote for Mr. l.andon. "-The people on
relief and other like gove. iinient
agencies, are ail Democrats unyvyay,
he said, and Mr. Roosevelt . . will not
gain-any. votes there j and oil the otiici
hand,, there are a lot, of dissatisfied
Democrats that . will suppor; Mr,
iamion," he. continued. .
Mr. Shook, claims the title of being
the best Republican in Hay wood coun
ty.;. While he -take's.' his polit ics se
riously, he never argues the --.subject,
merely expressing his views, based on
facts he gets from all sources.
Needless, to say, he is a great ad
mirer of the Yellow Jacket, a liubli
oation devoted to the cause of the
159 Women Attend
The cooking school staged by C. N.
Allen and Company last week, in co
operation with lyponard Electric Re
frigeration Company, vas termed by
Mr. Allen as a success from every
The attendance was far above ex
pectations. At the evening school 102
women attended. The afternoon
school had an attendance of 57.
Miss Emma Fritz, demonstrator,
showed how to make frozen desserts
in the Leonard refrigerators.
The school was held in the 'furni
ture department of C. N. Allen and
Company, and Mr. Allen reported that
sales for this year have been very
satisfactory. This is the third season
he has handled this line of electric
Wins A Cabinet
Miss Josephine Leathei arood, of
Waynesville, was aeelared the winner
of the labor-saving Sellers kitchen
cabinet which was given away by Gar
rett Furniture Company in a Sellers
An unusual number of entries were
made in the contest.
Arno II. Cammerer, Director Of
National Parks, Will Be The
Speaker On Thursday-
Advance reservations indicate that
over 200 members of the North Car
olina Press Association will assemble
here on next Thursday, July 9th, for
a three-day convention.
Climaxing a busy week for the
local committees, came word from
Miss Beatrice Cobb, secretary of the
association, that Arm) B. Cammerer,
director of the National Park service,
would he the speaker hre. on Thurs
day evening at the court house. Mr.
Cammerer will be .introduced by Sen
ator Robert R. Reynold.
Plans are also underway, and prac
tically completed to have Mr. (41m
merer's address broadcast over radio
At the time of going to press, iu
i . isioii had been ' reached regarding
th speakc.- for Friday evening's ses
.oii. which will be a banquet for the
press, and tendered by the commu
nity. It is known, however, that the
address will be made by a man of
national prominence. Two of the best
knowji) officials in Washington are
seriously considering coming for the
This' week, the towns of Sylva and
Bryson City joined together and de
cided to tender the pres jt luncheon
at Cherokee on Kridav.
The first part of the program calls
for a trip through the Champion
Fibre Company on Thursday after
noon. Then the address in the even
ing by Mr. Ommerer.
On 'Friday the grv.op will lie taken
through the park to Clingman's Dome,
and back to Cherokee for luncheon.
Back in Waynesville in the early af
ternoon mi that the members can par
take in any of the many recreational
facilities that have Ivoon provided.
Friday evening the banquet will be
staged, and a floor show immediate
ly afterwards, followed by the annual
dance of the association.
Saturday morning will be devoted
entirely to a business session at the
From the scores of letters already
received, it is believed that many of
the group will remain over for the
week-end. For those remaining over,
Mr. James Atkins, manager of the
lake, has-offered to provide a special
The local commit.toc,s have been
working steadily on the different
phases of the convention, and are
pleased with the result thus far.
Several of the largest publications
in the country have carried new ar
ticles about the .'convention. Last
week Washington papers -had articles
about Waynesville, as did national
publications for newspaper publishers..
The book of courtesy cards, com
piled by Harry - Hall, is ready for
Hugh Sloan, chairman of the trans
portation committee, reports ..splendid
co-operation from every source.
Mrs, T. L. Gwyh, in charge of pub
licity, and her committee have gotten
in special material for publication to
distribute to the members when they
Ernest L. Withers who is in charge
of the banquet, is completing his
plans for an 'elaborate affair. U M.
Rieheson, in charge of financing the
banquet, will finish hi; task this Week
or the first of next;
Dr. f". N. Sisk, in charge of bousing,
will complete his list of hotels and
rates this week, and pe on hand to see
that all delegates are Omfortable
and satisfactorily placed.
Officials of the OhamlKT of Com
merce have sent out hund 'eds of
pieces of literature to all papers in
the state, and to scores of individuals.
Wr, Curtis Riiss is ' general 'chairman
of the convention, and Charles E. Ray,
Jr., president -of -the Chamber of Com
merce, and M. II.' Bowles, tempora
ry secretary, are serving on all committees.
Hiking Club To Go
To Smokies Sunday
The picnic-hike of the Balsam Hik
ing Club scheduled for July 4, has
been changed to July 5, due to the
fact that Saturday is election day and
most of the stores will be open.
Those who make the trip are to
carry their own lunches and are to
meet at Alexander's Drug Store at
The picnic is to be held in the Smoky
Mountains .National 'Park at the end
of Black Camp Gap road. The hike
will be from on one of the park trails.
Unless the roads are in bad condition,
the return trip will be by way of
Max Min Min
Thursday 76 44
Friday 81 49
Saturday 84 66
Sunday - 89 63
Monday 90 69
Tuesday 95 67
Wednesday 93 65