Fhe 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, MARCH 25, 1937
$1.00 IN ADVANCE IN COUNTY
Jans Underway To Get Immediate
ction On Park And Parkway
Lentatives From W. N, C.
I' S - i rA Anil
Work Out ueians
ntf there has been a genera!
lwn" on action to get construe-
ctted on mis enu w
s Parkway, the committee of the
&r of Commerce on Park mat-
'rman. have been active m con-
ting offifi"" 1,1 Kelu,1
Jf the first moves, has been
-the line f Kitting a co-ordinat-committee
organized to carry for
i the vast amount of work that
ft be done to tret construction start-
on the i'aiKway anil oiner ram
fjif plan? are similar 10 uiose ui
,,Fal years ago, Wll-n lepresraw
i'from Bryson City, Sylva. Way-
ville, Cant. .ii. Asheville. Henaer-
Iviile. ana iienu tuinpsiug
hie f urn.-, ion of the committee, ac
idic to Mr. Ray. would be "to
rmbe and correlate an perunein.
Lrmation; to establish policies; and
ee through our congressmen, sen
rsand reprc sentatives-at-large and
ere, to prosecute our objectives
h ail possible vigor."
Ir. Ray went on to say: "The time
come when the communities most
Illy interested in the development
the Park and trie construction oi
Parkway, must go after these.
t& such as tney nave never none
: . I
; was learned here this week, m l
action with the Parkway, that j
(traction of the highway from I
A Camp Gap to Flatt Creek I
mot be started this spring, because -I
he recent action of the Cherokees. '
Had the Cherokees consented to
nt the right-of-way 'for the Park-
from Soco Gap to Cherokee, it I
nderstood that construction of the
ft Creek highway would have Deen
ted this spring.
This leaves the whole thing in thin
md.it is time for definite action.
there have been some rummors here
It the Parkway would not follow the
final route, after leaving Bun-
kbe county, as approved by Secre-
ty of Interior Ickes several years
The approved route calls for
Parkway to cross the French
pd River neary Skyland, go up the
(fan range along the Haywood
"ierson county line, and follow the
p on the Haywood-Transylvania
nty line to Wagonroad Gap, and
a around by Uckstone and over to
sm and then to Soco Gap.
was learned that citizens from
se counties discussed the matter
Mr. Ickes reeentlv. and he as-
,pi them that no chanM would be
& ill the approved route.
NAMED LAKE TRUSTEE
Hoey Being Urged j Last Rites Held On
To Name Miller On I Tuesday Afternoon
The Highway Com.; For P. E. Hyatt, 83
Re-Appointment Of Frank W, Leading Farmer In County For
Miller Being Urged By j Many Years, Passed Away On
Haywood Friends Monday Afternoon
Dr. V. P. Few.
Last week Dr. Few was named trus
tee of the Southern Assembly. Lake
Junaluska. He fills the vacancy made
by the death of Bishop Mouzon.
Dr. Few Named
Trustee Of Lake
Dr. W. IV Few, president of Duke
University, was named trustee of the
Methodist Assembly at Lake Junalus
ka to fill the vacancy made by the
death of Bishop A. J. Mouzon.
Dr. W. A. Lambeth and Bishop Paul
B. Kern, together with Dr. Few were
here this past week in conference with
local people regarding the coming sea
son at the lake.
While here the papers were recorded
at the court house regarding the ap
pointment of Dr. Few as a trustee.
J. R. Morgan handled the legal work
for the trustees.
C. Of C. Board
Calling For $3,000
Details To Be Made Next Week.
Board Endorses Miller For
Citizens of Haywood county are
urging Governor Clyde R. Hoey to
re-name Frank W. Miller as a mem
ber of the State Highway commission.
Until Monday, it was not known
whether Mr. Miller would consider the
place for another term, but after be
ing approached by a number of
friends, he said he would accept the
place, but was not going to make any
personal campaign for it. On these
grounds, hi-s many friends here, start
ed in early Monday to contact the
Governor to re-appoint Mr. Miller.
It is understood here that prac
tically every county in Western North
Carolina has a candidate for the com
mission. The appointments are
scheduled to be made within the next
month, it was said.
One of Mr. Miller's staunchest sup
porters said that it would be to the
advantage of Western North Carolina
to have Mr. Miller back on the com
mission, as he had both the. time and
the thorough knowledge of mmded
roads in this area.
"Mr. Miller is the man who first
conceived the idea of the Blue Ridge
Parkway, and he is also one of the
few men who have been over every
foot of the route. Right at this time,
when there seems to be a let-down on
the Parkway activities as-to the end
of the route, it seems most important
that Mr. Miller be a member of the
commission to see that necessary ac- '
tion is taken to keep the project mov
ing, and construction started," said
one of Mr. Miller's friends Monday.
Governor Khringhaus appointed Mr.
Miller to the highwav commission in
Liquor Bill Enacted Into Law
BUYS MAIN ST. BUILDING
Dr. Coltrane To
Of Bethel School
29 Bethel Students To Receive
Their Diplomas On Friday
Funeral services were held on Tues
day afternoon from the residence of
his son, . A. Hyatt, on the Fairviow
Road, for Pinkney Ftheringham
Hyatt, M, who died on Monday after
noon at his son's home at ti:30 o'clock.
The Rev. R. S. Truesdale. pastor of
the First Methodist church officiated.
Burial was in Green Hill cemetery.
Active pallbearers were grandsons
of Mr. Hyatt as follows: Arthur,
David, Howard. Clarence, Walter, Jr.,
and Franklin Hyatt, Jr.
Honorary pallbearers were: V. T.
Lee, J. C. Welch. George Plott, Lester
Burgin, T. L. Branilctt. K. L. Withers,
W. M. Kvans, J. 1 StringtieUl. Dr.
S. L. Stringtiehl, lr. Tom String
tielci, WeSs Patton, Hock Turpin, C.
N. Allen, John Mot 'lure, and Uino Ar
lington. Mr. Hyatt was the sen of the late
Elisha Parker Hyatt and a great
grandson of Kdward Hyatt, one of
the early settlers uf Haywood county.
He was born on the farm where he
has always lived, on October the 22,
ISM, and was for many years one of
the leading farmers jn this section.
In May, 1S73 he was married to
Miss Margaret Jones, of the Mills
River section of Henderson county.
Their children have for many years
been leaders in the civic, business,
social and religious life of this com
munity. Surviving are his widow, Mrs.
Margaret Jones Hvatt, five sons: W.
A., Fi nest J.. and Harry H, Hyatt, all
of Waynesville, Walter V. Hyatt, of
WhitHer. Franklin 1, Hyatt, of Aslie
viile and two .brothers, Robert K.
Hyatt, and J. 1). Hyatt, of Waynes
ville, 2'J grandchildren, and 3 great
Among those from out of town at
tending the funeral were; Mr. and
Mrs. Arthur Hyatt, of Brevard, Clar
ence Hyatt, student at Mars Hill, Mr.
and Mrs. Walter Hyatt and family, of
Whittier, and from Asheville Mr. John
Clement, Mr. and Mrs, Clarence Miller,
and Mrs W. J. Htinnicutt.
Original Bill Passed Senate And
Ratified Monday Night. As
sembly Adjourned Tues.
One of the 1.200 new laws put on
the statute books of North Carolina
by the 1SW7 General Assembly, before
adjourning Tuesday noon, was one by
Hay wood's representative, which pro
vides that an ABC liquor store can
be established in Waynesville or Bea
verdam townships, provided either of
the townships east a majority vote
for the store, regardless if the vote of
The bill was defeated twice in the
Senate, but during the closing hours
Monday night, the bill was brought
up, and passed and ratified that night.
.Senator F L. MeKee tabled the bill
the first two times it went to the Sen
ate. Representative Cabe was successful
in getting another of his hills which
had been tabled in the Senate re
vived Mondav night, and ratified.
That bill calls for the e'ection
v. k. i n win i;it
Mr. Chandler is owner of (he ;i'v -eleiy
(inn lirOnni: his name, which w 1 1
coon move in'o new ii. liters on Main
Work On Modern
Main Street Building Will Be
Completely Renovated For
Wins Hopkins Hos
pital Promotes Dr.
Julius C. Welch
" a "Wt meeting of the board of
ls of the Johns Hopkins Hospl-
Balttmoro. Dr. Julius C. Welch
1 artrminvj a xi.-
L ''s nouse oracer, on lire
ptnc Sen-ice of the institution.
' assume his duties on July the
p'"- L, Welfh His truinirior n-ntK py.
Jewell oualifv ;, hi nrV
Ft ii't,it31,inn' of such prestige.
"wn received his education at
Uffiimhio M;l;..- .i . n.i
'"'""iy scnooi, oi vu
P. Term., Seawanee, the Univer
f of Wh Carolina, Leland and
fiti!-en foincted with Frank-
L""'')i -san Francisco, and the
rhe is at the Isolation Hospital,
magnolia gardens in
m 4 Dl rcr.-.-fcT
P5 following mall nn noHn mn-
r hrWtn over the week-end
p.. Magnolia Gardens: Mrs.
il n';pa!Tick. Miss Robena Mil-
fc h0 ; C w- J- Damteft na
Heh-er, of Asheville.
PRII. FIRST.'. .
As previously announced,
subscription price of
Mountaineer will be ad-
"ancfi on the First of
cieTWals cre being ac
S d at the old price, re
in Sv? f exP5ration date,
, - - ".-i vi April.
The board of directors of the Cham
ber of Commerce adopted a budget
for the coming year Tuesday night
which calls for an expenditure of ap
The board adopted the budget upon
recommendation of the executive com
mittee, who had previously worked
out the details. The budget was not
ready for publication this week, but
will be in next week's paper.
President L. N. Davis discussed
with the directors the committees for
the coming year Due to a few
slight additions, Mr. Davis is with
holding the list until next week, at
which time he will make the list
The directors went on record as j
favoring Frank .W. Miller for re-a p- i
pointment as a member of the state j
highway commission. A letter bear
ing the names of all twelve directors
will be forwarded to Governor Hoey
this week. ' ' . ;
Among other matters tinder discus-!
sion, -was the date for the annual
banquet. No definite date is announ- j
ProeidcTiT Dan's will also name a
committee this week to work out de
tails of the banquet which will be given
in honor of officials of the Pet Dairy
Products Company. No date has been
set for this banquet. . t
Plans for some of the organization s
work for the coming year were dis
cussed at length.
Dr. E. J. Coltrane, president of Bre
vard College, will deliver the literary
address in the commencement exer
cises at Bethel high school Friday
night, beginning at 7:30 o'clock. This
will be the concluding item on the
Bethel school program for the year
At the end of his address, Mr. Col
trane will present diplomas to the
twenty-nine Bethel high school sen
iors. Those graduating from Bethel high
school this year follow- Ora Burnett,
Glenn Chambers, David Edwards,
Hugh Edwards, Hugh Frady, Joe
Moore, Ralph Pless, Clarence Poston,
J. B. Sharp, Henry Terrell, Kenneth
Travis, Robert Welch, T. F. Wells,
Ruth Burnett, Shirley Boyd, Effie
Caldwell, Betty Sue Cathey, Mae
Cook, Mary Lou Hardin, Virginia Hill,
Florence Mease, Irene Mease, Hazel
Mull, Mary Penland, Mary Phillips,
Marie Powell, Berdine Rigdon, Eula
Vance, Genevieve Warren, and Ned
33, Was Found Dead
Miss Hilda Fisher has returned to
Cullowhee, where she is attending the
Western Carolina Teachers College.
Funeral services were held at two
o'clock on Tuesday afternoon, at the
i Richland Chapel for Clifton Caldwell,
j 33, who died sometime early Monday
j morning. The Rev. Oscar Rhymer,
j Baptist minister, officiated. Burial
was in Green Hill cemetery.
Pallbearers were: Sam Kelley, John
Boyd, Lush Bramlett, Herman Martin,
Dewey Patton, and Hurst Burgin.
Mr. Caldwell was found dead by
his wife .Monday morning when she
went to call him to breakfast. The
physician who attended the case
stated that death was due to a heart
attack, and that judging from the con
dition of the body, he had been dead
from four to six hours.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Oro
Mathews Caldwell, his parents, Mr.
and Mrs, William T. Caldwell, two
sisters, Mrs. George Queen, of Fas'.
Waynesville, and Mrs. Taylor McAbee,
of Del) wood, and nine brothers, As
bury, Harrison, Gilmer, James, Haus.
ton, George, Clive, Vance, and Lawson.
Work is scheduled to begin this
week on remodeling a Main street
j building for Chandler and Company,
W. K. Chandler, owner of the.com-
pany, stated that he had purchased the
i building now occupied by the Service
Shoe Shop, and would begin this week
remodeling the two floors into a mod
ern jewelery store.
i Mr. Chandler said that plans call
for an expenditure of about $1.(100
for remodeling. The store will be
modern in every respect, he said.
Special fixtures have been built, and
were made special to order for the
The building fronts twenty-two and a
; E. P. Martin, of Waynesville, and
i Mrs, Lyman Hidgdon, of Franklin,
i The entire first fbmr will he devoted
to the jewelery business, while modern
apartments will !e built on the second
j "Plans (all for a complete remod
eling of the building, from the ground
to a new roof," Mr. Chandler said,
j The building f routs twenty-two and a
half feet on .Main street. The pur
; chase price was not made public.
I "With favorable weather, we plan to
be in our new home -hy May first,'' he
j The new place of business will en
! able the firm to carry a larger stock
j of merchandise;.- which has already
( been purchased. Besides larger lines,
: several additional lines will be added.
' The firm of Chandler and Company
was opened here on October first on
. Church street.
A. W. McLaughlin will be in ( barge
of the work.
Brig. Gen. Barley B. Ferguson
Credited With Saving Lower
Mississippi alley from Flood
Town Election Will
Be Held On May 4th
The town election will be held on
Tuesday, May fourth, according to a
formal announcement in today's paper.
Roy R, Campbell has been named
registrar, and W. J. Campbell and
Henry Gaddy judges.
To date no formal announcements
have been made as to candidates.
Several have indicated they would en
ter the race, but none have announced.
ATTEND FUNERAL SERVICES IN
Among those attending the funeral
in Asheville on Monday of Mrs. Bruce
Gordon were, Mr. R. L. Prevost Mr.
and Mrs. W. A. Bradley, Mrs. C. G.
Plott, Mrs. Irving Leatherwood, anJ
Mr; and Mrs. George A. Brown, Jr.
New York Times Devotes Much
Space To Work Of Former
The following is in part an article
which appeared in the Sunday edition
of the New York Times, and will fee
read with interest by the people of
Haywood county and this section, as
Brig. Gen. Harley B, Ferguson, is a
native of Waynesville. He enjoys a
wide family connection and has many
friends here who have followed his
engineering feats with both interest
and pride: . , . " , .
The 1937 Mississippi River flood is
history.: The I river waters which
wrought such devastation in the up
per stretches of the gi-eat stream are
pouring into the Gulf of Mexico in
orderly cadence, The river gauges
are falling all along the line. The
Bonnet Carre spillway -which was
built to protect the city of New Or
leans is being closed.
From Cairo to the Gulf not one
main-line levee of the Mississippi
River spilled a drop of water over its
top. Official figures show that the
Lower Valley never was in any real
danger. These figures have just been
compiled by the Mississippi River
Commission staff of engineers, and
checked by Brig. Gen. Harley B. Fer
guson president of the commission.
They indicate that New Orleans never
was safer from river flood in the 220
years of its existence than it Was in
1937. (Nor was the Lower Valley.)
The engineers' report shows that when
the water had reached a crest ol 19.3
feet on the Carrollton (uptown) guage
the levees protecting New Orleans
still rose t5. 8 feet above the flood.
The Bonnet Carre spillway twenty
three miles above New Orleans, at
its maximum discharged 218,000 cubic
feet per second into Lake Pontchar
train. When the spillway dicharges
60,000 cubic feet per second the gauge
at Carrollton drops one foot. Thus
the spillway kept the water at Car
rollton three and a half feet lower
than it might have been. But even
if there had been no spillway, still
there would have been 3.3 feet of
levee untouched. And this flood was
approximately equal to the historic
"all-time" high of 1927.
Now that it is passed, army engin
eers have discovered that certain facta
stand out conspicuously. The $300,
000,000 levee system built under the
Jadwin plan not only stood the test
without failure at any point, but show
ed by the generous amount of free
board on the levee that it is able to
hold far greater floods. Further, it
was demonstrated that the plan of
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Marie Smith, 17,
Passes Away After
IIlnessOf 10 Weeks
Last rites were conducted on Sat
urday afternoon at three o'clock at
the home of her mother hear Hazel
wood, following an illness if ten
The services were conducted by a
group of Jehovah's Witnesses from
Asheville. Burial was in the family
cemetery in the Fairview section.
Miss' Smith was born on April the
4th, 1920 in Boyton, Fla.. and is the
daughter of Mr. L. I. Smith, of Wash
ington, D. C-, and Mrs. Smith of
Hazelwood. She was a junior in the
Waynesville Township High School.
She had lived here since 1927.
Surviving are her parents, one sis
ter, Flora Mae, one brother, Allen, and
her grandmother, Mrs. F. W. McLean.
Funeral services were conducted on
Tuesday afternoon, March 16th, at
the home for Clarence Garwood, 13,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Shirley G. Gar
wood, who died on Monday afternoon
at the residence of his parents near
Hazelwood. The Rev. W. M. Wood
ard, pastor of the Baptist Church of
Hazelwood, officiated. Burial was in
Green Hill Cemetery.
Surviving are his parents, three sis
ters, Lillian, Betty Jane, and Mary
Jo Garwood, and one brother, Ray;
his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. D.
C. Bingham, and several aunts and
solicitor for the Canton police
at the Ma- town election.
The 170 legislators were in session
only 77 days. This was the shortest ses
sion since 192!t. The 1937 legislature
balanced the largest budget in the his-
Itoiy of the state, legalized liquor,
compiled With all phases of the social
j security program and authorized free
'textbooks for children in the eleiiien-
I A total of 1,804 bills were intro
duced, and about 1.200 enacted into
law. This session of the legislature
i disposed of more work in a day than
any other assembly in the history of
; the state.
i Governor Clyde Hoey said he was
f well pleased wi'h the session. Only
I twice did the legislature fail to enact
I legislation proposed by Governor
i Hoey. One act was a measure on re
apportionment of the -membership ol
the house to' conform with the 1930
census, and the second was enacting
into law a local option liquor measure
allowing each county to vote on the
question of legalizing liquor.
The enacting of the liquor lnw,
! ended 28 years of state-wide prohibi
tion. Another bill, which was new to.
general assembly routine was the
social security program, which is de
signed to aid the indigent, blind, aged,
and dependent at a cost of eight mil
lion a year. This cost will be borne
by the state, Federal government and
The legislature also enacted into
law, a measure whereby a million and
a half dollars Worth- of bonds will be
sold to give elementary school chil
dren free text books.
A budget was adopted which calls
for an expenditure of $147,000,000 for
permanent improvements for the next
From nine necessities of life, the
sales tax was taken.
A $4-a-pump tax was levied on
The cost of automobile license
tags were reduced from forty cents a
hundred to thirty-five cents a hun
dred. Behind teachers ;)nd state workers
were given a 10 per cent, increase in
Slot, ' machine's were banned.
Tattooing of 'Persons' under 21
years are prohibited.
Two of t he state's most important
commission the Highway and Public
Works, and the education groups,
were reorganized along lines recom
mended by Governor iloey.
The Highway commission will be
comtiosed of 10 men and a chairman.
all' appointed by the Governor, who
j will divide the state into 10 highway
districts. The school commission will
be composed of a member from each
congressional district, the -super,
tendent'of public instruction, treas
urer, and lieutenant governor.
Among the bills ratified that were
introduced by Representative Cabe.
Prohibiting shooting or sale of fire
works. Reducing board of commisjoners
from seven to three members, effective
after expiration of present board.
Reduction of salaries of Waynes
ville aldermen and mayor.
Repealing absentee ballot law.
Increasing sheriff's salary $900 a
Increasing tax collector's salary
$200 a year.
Making it . mandatory that two
members of the hospital board be
members of the minority party.
Fixing the date of the fall term
of court in order that it not conflih
with court in Macon county.
The bill abolishing penalties on de
linquent taxes, if paid by January
first, 1938, was not passed.
Lou Gehrig Signs For
$36,000 Instead Of $50,000
Lou Gehrig, New Tork Yankee first
baseman holdout, has apreed to play
this season for $36,000. He had been
holding out for $50,000. He came to
terms at the Yankee training camp in