Come To Waynesville Today And See President Roosevelt
The Waynesville Mountaineer
Published In The County Seat
Advance Edition of Thursday, September 10. 1936
of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
$1.00 IN ADVANCE IN COUNTY
WAYNESVILLE, N. C, WEDNESDAY
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Highlights of Today's
The fire siren will be sounded three
times when the presidential party leaves
Sylva. About thirty minutes will be requir
ed for the party to reach Waynesville.
Present plans are for the presidential
party to arrive in Waynesville about 4:15 to
1:30. But listen for the siren.
No cars will be allowed on Main or Wal
nut Streets after one o'clock Wednesday
until after the presidenial party has passed-
The city board of aldermen met last
night to complete plans with police lor
handling the largest crowd ever to assem
Secret service men will not allow any
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ies along the route of the party, lhis is a
Company "H" of the 120th Infantry
will be lined up on the sidewalk in iront ot
the court house. They will present arms to
President Roosevelt as he passes.
The presidential party will slow down
to about eight miles an hour when they
reach the city limits.
No one will be allowed off the sidewalk
as the party passes through town.
School children will assemble on the
court house lawn.
Over two hundred men from the CCC
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camp at bunoursi win line up uiuhkv
site side of the street from the court house.
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other North Carolina officials will meet
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President Roosevelt's party at uauiiiuuig,
Tennessee, this morning.
H the stores and
local business houses will close, and remain
closed until the party has passed.
Every business house and.home is ex-
Visiting In Smoky Park Today
President Franklin D. Roosevelt
pected to display a flag along the route. The
nrpsidentia nartv will come down Miun
Street, turning at the Hotel Cordon and
soing down Walnut Street out the highway
No travel will be allowed in the park until after the president
and his party have left. No cars will he allowed to join the jian
even after they have passed through a town.
Word from Canton yesterday was that a large crowd would
gather there as Mr. Roosevelt passed through. The town is all
decorated, with the Labor Day decorations lor trie party.
n ff.nntv commissioners yesterday stated that they would
have the front of the court house decorated with flags by this
iavnr .T TT Wav. and the city board of aldermen, have dis
cussed the coming of the president at length and have given all
city employees instructions as to carrying out perfectly each duty
assigned to them. Plans are to wash the streets mai ine mh:
will travel over just a few hours before their arrival.
Charles E. Ray, Jr., president of the Chamber of Commerce,
earlier in the week named committees to handle different phases
of the duties of the organization in carrying out plans to show
the chief executive that this community "is wide awake and
proud of being the Eastern Entrance of the Great Smoky Moun
tains National Park."
WILL BE HI K1KI) TODAY
Kun-ral services will fre held 1h:
ifternoon at 2 o'clock from the Weav
er residence on the lialsam Road in
Hazelwood, for Mrs. J. L. Weave',
who died at 3 o'clock Tuesday morn
ing at her home, following an illness
of many weeks. Dr. K. S. Truesdale
will conduct the cervices, fallowing
which the body w-iV be taken to
Franklin for interment in the family
plot of the Franklin cemetery.
IV.U HI I IN FAMj
Kobert Hut-'h Clark, sup rinlendent
of lights of the city, was painiully,
but not seriously injured Tuesday
afternoon, when he fell from the top
of a tall ladder while putting up ban
ners across Main Street welcoming
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Th" repular issue of The Mountain
eer will app'-ar Thursday mornrnfr
with the usual number of papes.
Crowd Expected to
Greet Party Today
The largest crowd ever to assemble in Waynesville is expected
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to be on the streets this afternoon, aoout iour o cme v, "
lent K,ioM'eit ami his party, pas., down .Main Street here, e.irouie
to Asheville. from the (! teat Smoky .Mountains iauonai i am.
tilim have been made to take care of the large crowd,
md the streets have been decorated to greet the chief executive
uid his partv of approximately titty people, including Covernor
Ehriiighaus and other high state oilicials.
T. .. l:.ro-e banners, bearing a picture ol the President, and
with the word 'Welcome.'- will great the presidential party. The
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business houses and residences win display nags uum im- .
f the president.
Th nn.sidential nartv will not stun here, but. will slow down
to about ten miles an hour while the president passes down Main
Street in the open White House. car.
The community will be notified of the arrival of the party by
the blowing of the siren at the fire station. The siren will be
soundtd as the presidential party leaves Sylva. It is estimated
that it will take approximately .'() minutes to make the drive from
The party will be escorted by highway patrolmen and secret
service mm. Eight patrolmen went through Waynesville Tues
day afternoon to be at. the Tennessee line early this morning when
the president's party arrives at (latlinburg from Knoxville.
Mr. Roosevelt is expected to arrive in Knoxville at nine o'clock
this morning, and will shortly thereafter depart for a tour of the
park. The first 'stop will be made at Catlinburg, and from there
he will continue on to Newfound (lap, and from there will go to
' I)onn whiTe he will have lunch.
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After lunch, the party will motor down the mountain to
Cherokee, where a ten-minute stop will be made. This will be the
tnly stop between Clingman's Dome and Asheville. He will pass
ihi-imo-h all the towns between those two places at a slow speed.
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The presence of Company Ji ol tne ium lruaniry in iron i
C th f-nurl house will receive recognition from Mr. Roosevelt, it -
is believed, as the M men and three officers will present arms as he
The court house lawn will be reserved as much as possible
for school children of the county. The county schools adjourn at
ii an,i-hat. will iive most of them time to tret here before the
chief executive arrives in Waynesville. Most of the students of the
city schools will be on hand to greet Mr. Roosevelt.
The presidential party will go direct to the drove Park Inn
,n AthPvillp where the "niirht will be soent. At eleven o'clock Thurs
day morning he will speak briefly at the ball park in Asheville be
fore he departs by motor tor (jnariotte wnere ne win deliver nis
only address of the presidential campaign in the south. It is be
lieved that 100,000 people will be in Charlotte to hear Mr. Koose
Annroximatelv 30 newspapermen and photographers will
accompany the president on his tour of the Park.
Local police will be assisted by many othiers in handling the
large crowds that are expected here all day Wednesday.
From the number of telephone calls made to the Chamber of
Commerce office, and The Mountaineer, indications, are that much
interest is being shown in tne arrival or tne rresident in tms
It is known that a number of business firms that are not on
the route that will be passed by the presidential party will close
their places of business and give their workers a chance to see the
The factories at Hazelwood will greet the chief executive with
blasts from their whistles and large crowds are expected to gather
on the sides of the highway to greet him as he passes by.
The roads in this section have been gone over, and put in
splendid condition: Tuesday afternoon Frank W. Miller, state
highway commissioner and Mr. Walker, district engineer, made a
trip over the route to see that everything was in tip-top condition.
Come To Waynesville Today.
And Greet President Roosevelt
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