Tews Events of
- it Tt7- 1
KFFELLER CELEBRATES 97th
Rockefeller celebrated his
-i . la ct
Wednesday ai nis
"." .j v .T home,
r Mr' Parmelee Prentice, of
of the family to greet the aged
K sin-e his son, John D., Jr.,
4"' Fu-ope John D. announced
a" "he is enjoying hie usual pood
GIVEN LEAVE OF AB
SENCE remaster General James A.
r,-tv has been given a leave of ab
:.rce" from his cablnet duties, be-r-'nine
August 1 and continuing until
.'rr the fall election, the purpose
.;,, to enable Farley to conduct the
'.a;n for the Democrats against
. Republicans. The leave of
.t"ce is without pay.
DROUGHT MAY BREAK
uwher reports this week
he rouffht. may ena s
cool wave is moving from
Vi'' to the East and scattered show
. r .-.have been reported in
,.. ,,f the United States. Damage
cm bv the intense heat, which in
fveni parts 0f the United States has
Fo'n' above 111 degrees, is estimated
a- $:jU0 0(10,000, and in addition, more
than 700 people have died from heat.
Te drought has damaged North
fVoiimi cotton growers around $15,
dWI.OOO. : -
Ke'ief measures are being form
ulated for the drought stricken areas.
Trtvc include: one year moratorium
.. farm debts; and employment of
"iwu farmers by the WI'A.
MINISTER TO DENMARK WEDS
Mrs. Ruth Bryan Owen, United
-um- minister to Denmark and
.laughter ot illiam Jennings Hryan,
was married Sunday to Boerge Rhode,'
L'l'nticman-in-waiting to Denmark's
K ;ntr Christian. About seventy guests,
including 'President Roosevelt, and
Mrs. Roosevelt, attended the wedding
whuti took place at James' chapel,
livde 1'ark, New York.
HOIIUV BNS IDLENESS
Bolivia recently put a ban in idle-T:t-st
ov decreeing that all persons be
tween the ages of eighteen and sixty
must be occupied.
n U IANS
More than thirty Italian aviators
and soldier have been killed during
tne last few days from ambush by
Ethiopians in uprisings at Jimma,
where: twenty Italian aviators were
killed, and along the Addis Ababa
FIND $203,000 ON FARM
Louis and Margaret Voss, of Tip
:n, lowa, found $203,000 in gold,
ruirencv and bonds buried on the farm
they inherited from their cousin,
Henry Iwer.s. More than seventeen
relatives are trying to break Iwors'
LhWls PREDICTS LABOR
htm L. Lewis, president
t nited Mines Workers, in a radio ad
iire.ss last week said that employers
i steel workers would precipitate
war between the steel companies and
et-l - workers. Mediators are hope--.i
a.l. -of settling the dispute between
w,s and the steel companies, re
sulting' from Lewis' attempt to un
ionize the 500,000 steel workers.
REVOKES LEAGUE CON
Another thrust at the power of the
''ague of Nations wa, made last
r-ek when the Free City of Danzig
declared that it would on longer rec
ognize the guardianship of the league.
Danzig was put under the control
the League of Nations when it was
parated from Germany after the
McDonald protests vote
a nalph McDonald, who trailed
c jde R. Hoey m the run-off primary
t-y more than 50,000 votes, appeared
wfore the State Board of Elections
:nday and asked that the vote be
c.st.gated, referring especially to
l -e absentee ballots cast.
ARRESTED FOR DESERTING
Marion Shanks, of Philadel-
as arrftst.prfl loci- VriAav . -fnr
a.nfr her two small children im
Snt'f m a top-story room of a
.-. "Wl frame building, one of them
rniu nb and the other with a dog
it V0,Vd hjs neck tied to a bolt
,ij Ror- A policeman, who heard
rWn.Cryme for water broke the door
inPl flowing cash prices were be-
F&.W!2 Wcksday by the Farmers
Chi& havy Sht hens ...13
Wke"s- fryers . .,...... ..17c
Kes, dozen .20c
hashed ! ; ?. 82c
Published In The County Seat of Haywood County
VOL, XLVIII NO. 29
Smoky Mountains National Parki
Is Mr. Cammerer's "Pet Park"!
Director Of All National Parks
Tells F'ress Group Here Of
Beaut v Of Ncar-Kv Park
In his address before the North
Carolina Press Association, in the
initial meeting of the three dav ses
sion held here last week, Arno B.
Cammerer, director of the National
Park Service, stated that the sum of
one-half million dolars is needed U
complete the land avqusition pro
gram in the Great Smoky Mountains
"I am not willing to recommend the
complete establishment of the park
until the original 427,000 acres have
heen achieved. We have in hand
39.5,000 acres, but good faith compels
us to abide by the original agree
ment,' he said. Mr. Cammerer added
that he was confident the money would
be obtained through co-operation oi
all friends of the park and members
of congress from North ( arohna ano
"I have spent more time in the
Great Smokies than in any other of
the national parks. It has a I wave
been my passion and an obession with
me. It is my pet park. It is the
most romantic and has the
intimate scenery of all the
Thv area will be a giorv
credit to . North Carolina am
nessoe for all time, and it vi,
source of lucrative revenue.
i nl a
1 be a
In. toutlining the dcvolopmen
the park, he said the plans 'f
Park Service would include loi
dining rooms, roads and trails,
the eastern half of the great wi
ness. area of the park unmarre
In .describing-.' the- location of the
park,, he stated that it lies midway
between the mot4 populous .'centers
of the Atlantic coast and the Missis
sissippi, the Great Lakes and the
liUu. ot Mexico. .seekei.s ol virgin
wilderness,'' he said, "need not trek
across the continent in -quest' of thei
heart's desire. Here within easy ac
cess bv every -means' . of . trans port a
tion, awaits hundreds of acres and
scrut sanctuaries mf nature. Yet
tradition declares that not even the
Indians have wholly explored some of
the more remote fastnesses of the
Great Smokies. : There are rumored
to be regions deep within its tangled
forests as shrouded in mystery as
when DeSoto first heard of this re
gion 400 years ago."
"Until very recently, even scien
tis'tp had ventured hut a little way
into the rich field of research, In my
own school days 1 was taught that:
Mount Washington, New Hampshire,
was the highest mountain west of the
Rockies. Today 'accurate surveys
have established-that this 'distinction
belongs to the Great Smoky -Mountains
on several counts, ('lingman's Dome
within the park boundaries attains a
height of (i,(i-12 feet. ' Altogei her
there are known to be Hi peaks within
the park "6,000 feet or more in alti
tude. Here also is the highest high
way in the East, climbing to 1
feet above sea level.
"There are many reason why the
Smokies make good newspaper copy.
For- instance, more than 200,000 acres
of the park are primeval, forests. The
very finest stands of hardwood trees
in the country are rooted in the steep
slopes and. deep swamps. Over : 150
species of hardwood trees have already
been atalogued. Here also is the larg
est virgin .forest of red spruce left
-North Carolina and lennessee
may confidently await the material
benefits accruing to them from the
coming age of their joint natural
park, when the Great. Smoky Moun
tains National Park is joined to the
Shenandoah National Park , by the
Blue Ridge Parkway, now in course
of construction. Some, of the most
superb scenery in the East will-be
made available to our American peo
ple by one of the finest motor, roads
in the country."
"The people of the United States,
and especially the people of the East,
are entering upon an era of recre
ational possibilities and conservation
laccomplishments never dreamed of
before, credit of which is very largely
due to the aroused public interest you
people of the press are ever so ready
to help marshal and publicize."
Mr Cammerer also told of the
contribution of the $5,000,000 given
by John D. Rockefeller, Jr., made for
the purchase of the lands; and paid
a glowing tribute to Mr. Rocksfeller's
public spiritedness. He traced the
history of the park movement, giving
the details of the financial campaigns
waged in North Carolina and Ten
nessee to secure funds with which to
buy lands. He paid tribute also to
the work of Mark Squires, chairman
of the North Carolina Park Commis
sion and to Col. D. C. Chapman, chair
man of Tennessee.
Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Dicus had as
as their guests during the week Mr.
and Mrs. Seth Vining and daughter,
Elizabeth Ann and Miss Ann
Gibbs, of Tryon, who were here to
attend the tpiress meeting. Mrs.
Vining and Mies Gibbs are sisters
of Mrs. Dicue, and Mr. Vining is the
editor of the "Tryon Daily Bulletin"
nd the "County News," weekly paper,
At the closing session of the
Press Convention here last Sat
day, the following officers were
CO. Council, Durham Herald
V. Curtis Rus, The Waynes
ville Mountainofr, vice president.
Miss Beatrice Cobb, Morgan
ton News-Herald, secret ry
treasurer. U. Arp Ixn ranee. The Meck
lenburgh Times, historian.
'I he executive committee is
composed of: C (. Council. .
Curtis Russ, Mis Beatrice Cobb,
ex-oflicio and Mrs. T. J. Ijis
siter. Smithticld Herald; Holt
M.I'heison High Point Entir
. prise; L. C Glffvird, Hickory
Recoixl ; lalluTt Patn.-k. Glds
boio News-Argus; and Grovel
Biitt, Sampson Independent.
200 Newspaper Folks
While In This Area
v (invent Kin rnnram M o v e n
-l(nn On Minuto Schedule.
Trip Into Park Pleased
Kilitvi'.'s J i tul publishers from Manteo
to Murphy gat-liere,) here last week
for three days, -and' according to
their letters and articles which t hey
have written since returning home,
they had a "swell" time.
The registration was about lSfi,
with at lea.st I o r 20 others -at -tending
one1 or niore sessions who
did not register. At the banquet
Friday.- evening, 'ill plates were
The entire program ran on sched
ule, and .without a hitch. I he mo
torcade of ears into the park
Friday morning ran Within two .min
utes of the previously planned -schedule.
The trip to and from Canton,
as well a, the trip through Cham
pion Fibre Company, was within
five minutes of the time set.
The press convention brought to
Wayne.sville some outstanding speak
ers. 'I he first evening was devoted
to the -address of Arno B. Cam-merer,
director of all national' parks. Be-
1 fore the evening meeting, the officers
I of the Press Association and repre
sentatives of the Wayne.sville enter
tainment committees, had a special
dinner, for Mr, and .Mrs. Camnierer
at the Hotel Gordon.
The members- .of the pro.-s were
warni in theif praise of the trip into
the - park Friday morninj.r. The mo
torcade, was joined iii Sylva by about
a dozen ears, that made the trip to
Newfound: Gap and Cling.man's Dome,
Sylva served soft drinks, arid WVy
iiesville .served the members of the
press ice cream at Newfound Gap.
At Cherokee, the towns of Sylva
anil Bryson ("ity served a delicious
lunch, after which ah Indian ball
game w-as staged.
. The banquet here Friday evening
was a success f rom every t tar.d point.
At the banquet,, the speakers were,
governor: eject Clyde I! Ileev. St r.a
tor Robert R. Reynold.s, Senator fleet
William Smathers, of New- Jersev,
Col. Lindsey, former, national com
mander of. the American Legion, and
Senator elect, Mrs. E. L. MeKee, if
Following the .. banquet, the Soco
Gap dance team gave a square dance,
which was followed by round dancing.
For the trip into the park, and to
Canton, local people, furnished more
vara than were needed, although
full cars made the park trip, The
trains m- Asheville were met all day
Thursday bv local people.
Each person at the banquet was
given a souvenir. These were furn
ished and donated by The Carolina
Hill Billies, of Lake Junaluska, and
Erkraft Industries, Wayne.sville.
Saturday morning, each paper
represented, was furnished with a
neatly typed copy of an outline of Mr,
Cammerer's address, and also mats
of local scenes, as well as booklets,
folder, and information about Way
nesville. Already scores of columns of
news and editorial material has been
written about the press meeting.
Papers all over the state have car
ried the news, as well as papers as
far away as New York.
Every mail brings in additional
letters and copies of papers. All of
this is being compiled and placed in a
special book for future reference. It
is the plan of this paper to publish
weekly, some of the editorials that
have been written about W'aynes
ville and this section.,
A check on the courtesy cards is
sued showed that an average of 50
to 70 cards at each place wag used.
The following- resolutions were ad
opted by the association here Satur
1 Whereat, Tha North Carolina
Press Association, having enjoy
in Waynesville, N. C., one of the most
-'.delightful and helpful sessions of
At The Eastern Entrance
WAYNESYILLE. N. i. THURSDAY. JULY
Ai-lhur M Stillt. -ura ml masier of
lie (liaiui A'uijheil of Pennsylvania.
w.U l-i eiit- ot Ilie many Masons Kath
i i ritin In i-i- I li is w eek -entl.
tV 'i''& :' ''-:
linivey T. (ii'aeely. Miand Inasti
r.i n.l 1 'nuiH'il "f ihi".
Expensive Home In
Belle Meade Soon
f Belle Meade nil
noiinccd this week the sale of seven
teen loV to W. L. Hardin, .lr and
others in the development.
The Ms overlook the eighteenth
green of the Country Club Golf
Course, and afford a panoramic, view
which include. Old Bald, Wild Cat
Clilf and numerous oilier peaks
known fur their beauty.
Mr. and Mrs. Hardin have already
employed the services of L. Iyird,
Asheville architect, to prepare plans
for their home. Their home will be in
keeping with the surroundings, and
will represent, an outlay of 'about
seven thousand dollars.
The owner of Belli
co-operate and aist
scaping of their lots
Meade are to
in the him i -and
In ; another section of this paper,
the owners of Belle Meade are ad
vertising a few choice lots for sale.
Three Steers Killed
By' Lightning. Bolt
: Three of the best steer,, on the
Springdalo Farm were killed Friday
night about midnight during the se
vere electrical storm.
The animals belonged to-T Lenoir
Gwvn, anl were standing under a
clothes line at the time the bolt
struck. No other damage was re
ported. its history due to no small extent to
the generous hospitality of the com
munity, be it therefore,
Resolved that the association ex
press on behalf of itself and its
individual members our grateful ap
preciation to the people of Waynes
ville, the-. Women's club and other civic
groups of Waynesville, Dr. Harold
Foght, superintendent of the Cher
okee Reservation, W. Curtis Russ an J
The Waynesville 'Mountaineer,. Hay
wood county for the use of this court
room, the Champion Fibre Company,
the Canton Enterprise, the citizens of
Bryson City and Sylva and all others
who have contributed so graciously
to making this convention the enjoy
able occasion it .-has -been for us all.
That the secretary be instructed
to extend to Arno 15. Cammerer, di
rector of the National Park Service,
our appreciation of his interest in
the Great Smoky National Park and
to inform him that the press of
North Carolina ehareg his desire to
see brought to early fulfillment the
park constituted in the full 427,000
acreage proposed when it was pro
jected; and further we urge the early
establishment by the park service of
recreation centers on the North Car
olina side of the park.
That this association endorse the
efforts new being made to save Lake
Junaluska to the splendid purpose
and usefulness for which it was de
signed and dedicated.
of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
"Bill" Harris To Go On
Trial Tuesday Morning
Board Does Not
Set Tax Rate Or
The board of commmissioners
met in a special session here
Tuesday to complete the budgi't
for the coming year. Because
of other pressing matters coming
before the board, the work on
the budget was not quite com
pleted. The board is scheduled to meet
again Monday for their regular
third Mondav meeting, and it i.s
expected they will go into execu
tive nession long enough to com
plete the remaining details of
ninislnng the budget and set
ting the tax rate for next yea:.
Manv Masons To
Gather Here For
Will Arrive Sunday From Four
teen States. Trip Into Park.
Will Be Featured
. Indications are that npproxiitiately
U00 York Kite Masons will 'gather
here Sunday from fifteen slates lor
their regular summer meeting, ac
cording to T. I rov Wyi lie, drand
Most of the (lelegateti are expect
ed to arrive .here .on Sunday, although
the first session will be .held on Mon
day morning at eleven o'clock at
(lie Masonic lemplc. Ileadiiiarlei s
will ! in t he I einple.
Two morning sessions will 1m- held
concurrenl Iv. and- will he ..devoted to
degree work. Doric 'Council No. JO,
Roval and Select Masters, of Way
nesville, will convene on the third
floor of the Masonic Temple with
Howard (i I'.t heridge, of Asheville,
past -jinmd masler, presiding. The
second floor will lie occupied bv the
Carolina Council . of Thrice Illustri
ous Masters,- with J. I'.dward Allen,
of Wai-enlon, .master,' presiding,
The afternoon '-'session will begin
at I :4Ii, with T. I rov WV.-ho in charge
of the (irand ounci! of Roval and
SeleH M axons, of .North Carolina,
who will.net as hosts to visitors out
side the stale.
Representatives- from t hi- District
of Columbia. Morida, . (J'eorgia, Illi
nois, Iowa, Maryland, Mississippi,
New' York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Ken.-tui-ky,
Alabama. Indiana, .and Ten-,
nescee will be here. A 'large : deloga
liim of. -'York li'-t.e Masoii.s will, be
here fvom all sort inns of Noi t h ( aro
lina. Mi;.: Wv-ibe :said. ;
'The visiting- ladies Will be liiken
to I.ak .Iiiiialuska during tbe ffer
noon business. ses,sion. The Soutll-erh-.
Methndist Assembly will serve
ref rc.shmcnts and ive Ibem a forty
minute rid', oh the "Cbej-okee."
The delegates will leave- Wavnos
ville at .'!:4o for a trip to Jleintooga
Bald tor a picnic .supper. Solemn
eeremonies will be observel at even
fide by !be member-- ic a point on
top. of the . mountain.
Hail Does Damage
To Haywood Crops
Ileavv hail last week did consider
able damage in -scattered sections of
Haywood county. '1 he heaviest dam
age was : done in the Wesley's (.reek
and Panther's (reek sections of
I' ine Creek township.
Several farms in Ratcliff Cove also
suffered from the hail storm.
According to County Agent W. D.
Smith, the- corn crop was the mo.st
seriously damaged. While tobacco
was cut by the falling hail stones, it
wai pointed out that due to the late
crop of tobacco that 1 his crop will
overcome the damage of the storm.
The corn crops of Ratcliff Medford
and Ed Ratcliff in Ratcliff Gove-were
the worst damaged in that community,
while the tobacco crop of Frank Leop
During the past few days good
rains fell in all parts of the county,
The heavy rain Friday was the first
good rain since the last of April in
the Ratcliff Cove section
S. II. Stevenson Goes
To Job In Maryland
S. II. Stevenson, who : for eleven
years was in charge of lights and
power m Waynesville, and for the
past eix months connected with the
Carolina Power and Light Company,
at HazelwooJ, left last week for In
dian Head, Maryland, where he has
accepted a position with a goverment
project on construction work.
Mrs. Stevenson will leave here in
the early fall for their new home in
Mx. Cooper, of Asheville, is now in
charge of the Carolina Power and
Light Company at Hazeiwood.
$1.00 IN ADVANCE IN COUNTY
(leorjre Hampton Is Sought l?y
Sheriff in Connection With
The Death Of Connor
Judge W. F. Harding, presiding
judge, at the July term of court here,
set Tuesday morning, July 21, a the
date for the "Bill' Harris murder
trial. Harris, a formt-r WPA fore
man, is chaged with killing Wiley
Connor, also a WPA worker about
45 days ago near BaVam.
Harris was arraigned in court Wed
nesday afternoon, but the decision as
to the date of the trial was not de
termined until eleven o'clock thi
An unexpected point in the case
came up when the grand jury returned
a true bill involving George Hamp
ton, also a former WI'A worker. A
warrant was issued immediately for
Hampton, and when Harris was ar
raigned in open- eourt Wednesday af
.iinoon, the sheriff's department re
ported that Hampton could not bo
Those close to court proceedings
stated that Harris would likely be
tried this court, regardless of wheth
er Hampton is found or not.
Harris was in court Thursday moriv
with his wife.
T. L. Croon, president ot the Hay
wood Bar Association wa.s granted
permission to call a memorial service
on Monday afternoon at two o'clock
m memory of the late Judgo John M.
Oglesbv. of Concord. A -ommntce
composed of C. C. Davis, M. C. Stanl
ey and It. B. Overton, will have
Cases difKised of Iiy si-nt'iics up
to Wednesday noon included;
! lobar! Johnson, mm payment of
lmard bill, HO days on roads.
Homer V. Conrad, cirrying con
cealed weapon and public drunken
ness, sentenced under- former Marge.
Frank Williamson,- non puyuunr ef
hoard bill, sentence put into - licet
under fornmr trial.
Floyd Ford, house breaking, giv n
sentence pronouiu'ed under former
JSiMiard Bui-net1 juisault with a
deadly weapon, given suspended sen
tence upon Niyment, ol -osts
Bon. .Cuddy, carrying concealed
weapon, sentence su.spetilel upon
payment of costs.
Mtdvin Silvers ajul Dee . Sutton,
given lid days in jail.
Andy Johnson, charged with iiban
donment and assault with leadly
weapon, given tw y'ar in jail.
Hardin Pwssley, larceny, form
er suspended senterii' put into force.
Robert Pralor, larceny, two years
Verlm LimsfOri! anl A-noldM.--daha,
larceny, li months on roads.
.lames Green, breaking an I enter
ing;. 12 moiiths on roiid.s.
Sherman Harris, aluidonment, 2
months on roads.
Three divorces were granted the
first, of the week: Addie Gray from
Ohio dray, J. B. Pembroke from Mae
Pembroke, and Thelmsi Holland Mar)"
fmm William Donald Mason
Guards Leave For
Camp On July 22
. Three eommis.sioned officers and 'i 1
enlisted men of Company H, lL'dth"
Infantry of the. North'. Carolina' Na
tional Guards, which is the Wav
Tiotsville division, will, leave-, here by
train on Wednesday, July 22,
( amp Jackson, Columbia, S. V.
a l.r-day encampment
This is the first time wince
that the local unit has had their sum
mer encampment at Camp Jaoksori
Hoiotofore they have been going to
The Canton divsiorv will alo be m
camp at the same line. They v-iH
go in trucks.
Captain George F. F'lott, Fir-t
Lieutenant Paul Martin and Second
Lieutenant Grady Boyd will 1 :
Florida Man Is
A. A. Nasrallah, of Jacksonville,
Will begin the construction of a mod
ern residence on the lot recently pur
chased from R.L. Prevost on High
way No. 10, in Hazeiwood and adjoin
ing Belle Meade property.
- This is the second season that Mr.
Nasrallah has spent in this Commu
nity, and he now plans to spend about
four months of each year here.
Mr. Nasrallah owns several apart
ment houses in Jacksonville, as well
as- other real estate.