HE 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, APRIL 15, 1937
$1.50 IN ADVANCE IN COUNTY
livE FOR SCOUT
fyDS WILL GET
iTroopsToBe Organized in
Carry On wore
, arw for membership for the
, Rov Scout organization will
j Lv 'his iifternoon, with the
"Settees from the Booster
the American Upoir and the
B announced yesterday hy Ralph
J chairman of the district fi;
by Dr. A. P. Cline. of
'final plans were completed last
,iinni-f meeting, given by
r Club, at which time Harry V.
' , r . -1 ; 1 a lender of scout-
Uivitlt'j in nramii
and termer presiueiiv. ui mc
i K..,.r,,. , .miR'il, addressed mem-
,f the Kvtiii v Club and the com-
U from thf three. sponsoring or- '
ffv poiiueci out uio no- ;
of si-outers (these being
n-Ors wlio "Ian.- sv.-uui.iiik H"i-
Ivthvii: lir.annal aid) anu tne 1111- :
tme of scouting as to cnaracier
In? and better citizenship.
ii'jota ol -UU nas peon sei iw
4 , .. .: :.t, W.llto i
HazelwuC'iJ raising pou ana
(n a like amount. The drive, in j
vfl Will hoi gel uiivit-i i.y uijui
ecpnd week m .May.
biiters mum tiers nips are one qoi
knd up. Any amount over a dol- j
nt it k'i a . oerson to become a-
L funds will be turned over to the
A Boone council, which compris
( counties in this area. Being a
ber of the council entitles local
a to the privileges of Camp Dan-
Boone, and the services of the
it executive, A. W. Allen and his
repent .survey made in the
Is of Canton, Clyde, Waynesville '
Hazelwood, it was found that 400 -
were interested in becoming i
:s. .New troops are being organ-
and within 110 days it is expected
lave eight active troops in the
avuesville will have a troop spon-
k by the Rotary Club and also one
isored by the American Legion.
lazelwood the Boaster Club will
or a troop.
r Scout committee of the Booster
is composed of L. N. Davis. C.
Allen, William B. Chambers, Joe
s, and Rufus Gaddis. The Rotary
committee is Dan Watkins, Wu
Medford, and M. H. Bowles. The
lrican Legion committee is Robert
ibeon, LeRov Davis. M. C. Green.
Heads Scout Work
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Four Homes Under
Way. Country Club
Building Activity Seems To Be
On Boom In That Section
Of The Community
1 ml 'i- thi- KupvrviMvm ol ilr (',.!
kilt, seven 1 " Sinn: ti mills .i i In :nu
oi-Kanize.l in HuywvKid v'liustty. Mr.
Culkitt is cliainnan of this vlistrii:.
Last Rites Held For
DeWitt West, 46, At
Clyde Tuesday P.M.
Was Prominent Business Man
Of Canton and Clyde, Died j
of Wreck Injuries
Four honu-s are under construction
at the Waynesville Country Club. It
was also learned this week that plans
haw been completed on at least two
H. E, Simpson, of Miami, a regular
summer visitor here, is having a home
built on the Palmer Road, at a cost
of approximately $5,000.
Adjoining the Simpson lot. Dr. L.
D. Panky, of CVral Gables, is build
ing a home that will cost about $7,000.
In the same neighborhood, Mrs.
Bertha Ctx. also of Carol Gables, is
building a $3,500 home. Jerry Liner r
has ihe contract for building all three '
of these places.
Work' oil the Jerry t'oli.itt home, on '
the Kese'-vi.ir Road, is well underway.
1; w:i -a;,! that ibis home will vest .
al ut i.mhi. t'reighton Nori is is tic
eonti u. te: .
Jack Messer Re
Elected Head Of
4 ; iuiMt i
miss i:i i i: iti ititi'ss
Bids Sought For Building New
School Building At Crabtree
Mapel Grove Church
Destroyed By Fire
Last Sun. Morning
Efforts Being Made To Make
A District Out of Crabtree
and Iron Duff Township
Campaign was Underway
Time To Raise Funds For
A New Church
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v lt Lake
dr. I., oi
.1 frein Y
,i Mr. an.l
.1 una luska .
w-h.-n nhe w a?
,jf the sell. ml
i y nesville H ie h j j j)(
w Equipment Is
nstalled In Plant
)f Central Cleaners
;al workmen completed the job
'k of installing a brand new
l earuig outfit in the plant of the
;"1 Cleaners, which is owned and
by J. A. Shelby.
r- Shelby bought the new equip
' several mvinths ago while in
but because of factory pro-'"Ji-
the machinery was nat re
1. until last week.: The equip
1 l? an exact duplicate of that
oy the largest cleaning plants in
Uth. Mr" klt, !J -.
w tiltermg tanks are of a spe-
rfl-,,n 'he market 'Fv.ro niono nt
maehinery has an individual
'Its the installation of the new
'quipmem At,- ev,ri,.. b;
fhans at the plant in fhe
messing rooms, and re-paint
w f-tit ii-o v,,,;i
"fw machinery and remodeling
fPresent an expenditure of gev-
J ; j-to'iby opened the business
ork Started On
Cove Creek Road
prk jtartd.l '4. j -'
fcL. Highway. No. 28 4,from
ir!. C?ve '1'reek, a distance of
Ww' ior -facing the road.
l i-rucKS ana omer
5--a.h:r.ery here the first of the
i: p';?5s- will include three dif--W
acinErs- with a few days
IxlZ -rneai,h- The final coating
t0 the Soco Gap Ro&d-
1-i iCSf the rad was com-
imwh .he of lhe roal say
J. Perfect condition far the sur-
14 for tlS d-bed has been ex
I . ior two winiers. ,-.
t'est.1" James Atkins as
k dunng the week, Mrs.
E"a 01tv and n daughter,
!sndkahackf?rd. of Columbia, S.
t a mX'M.r-M Shackford,
R CarniV, it We faculty of the
i of Charlotte,
j uv.c ivir a wee K-enu
Funeral services for DeWitt West,,
46, prominent Canton merchant and j
banker, who died in a Charlotte hos- ;
pita! on Sunday night at 8 o'clock I
from injuries received in an automn-1
bile accident near Camden, S. C, on 1
March 20, were held at the home of his j
only sister, Mrs. Walter Smathers. at '
Clyde, on Tuesday afternoon at 2
o'clock with the Rev. L. B. Compton,
of Asheville, ofliciating.
Assisting in the last rites were the
Rev. R. G. Mace, pastor of the Clyde
Baptist church; the Rev. E. C. Price,
pastor of the Clyde Methodist Episco
pal church, South, and the Kev. ). H.
Dennis, pastor of the Methodist Epis
copal church, of Clyde. Burial was in
the Pleasant Hill cemetery at Clyde.
The active pallbearers were: T. II.
Haynes, Edwin Fincher, W. G. Byers,
Paul Laurner, J. E. Reister. Weaver
MeOracken, Clifford Brown, and M.
Mr. West joined the Clyde Masonic
lodgt', No. 453, approximately 18 years
ago and had always taken an active
interest in the organization, lie tooK
the Scottish rite in the Asheville lodge
and was also a member of the Oasis
temple of the shrine at Charlotte. He
was a veteran of the World War and
served overseas for more than a year.
Besides his only sister, Mrs. Walter
G. Smathers, of Clyde, he is survived
by his mother. Mrs. R. W. West, of
Clyde, and four brothers, Hen H. West,
chief dispatcher for the Southern rail
way, Asheville; M. F. West, Southern
railway station agent, of Canton, and
N. C. and R. Homer West, C:yoe bus
iness men. Three nieces and three
nephews also survive.
Mr. West had been prominent in the
mercantile business of Canton for the
past six years and had been connected
with the Haywood County bank, of
Canton, and its branch at Clyde, for
the past 15 vears as a member of the
board of directors.
Bryant Home Is
Damaged By Fire
A blaze at the Bryant home in East
Waynesville on Wednesday of last
week, was estimated to have done ap
proximately $500 damages. The
kitchen was burned, a room adjoining
considerably damaged, and one nut
building completely destroyed.
The seven room house had been un
,Tiar inep th Heath of the elder
Mrs. Brvant nearly two years ago,
and windows were boarded up, with
no sign that anyone had entered. It
: i,ii,.n,r ty,at tVii fir, was started
from someone smoking on the back
The fire was discovered about 11:30
V.,, T aHrtonso Tvci-lpv. ft! the citv Are
department, who was driving on the
highway, lhe city nre u.'""'
was called and the hose was attaeheo"
of fVi ponntv hosoital. and carried
about 1,200 feet to the home.
The house was bum in lew i
Prof. William Brjant, well known
i,.oj.-. f t Tnia: His wife made
the place her year round resi
dence for the latter years oi nti iut.
His son, the late Max Bryant, spent
nwt;rv.o licni TVio nrolM-rtV Is HOW
owned by Mrs. Belle P. Bryant, of St.
Louis, widow of the late Jw oo"-
2 More Enter Into
City Election Races
Two more candidates for members
of the board of aldermen of Waynes
ville announced their candidacy this
week. T. L. Bramlett is seeking re
election, and O. S. Rhymer is the other
So far, four have formally announ
ced for places on the board of alder
men, and only one for mayor..
.lack M. s-er was re-elected county
superintendent of education, by the
county board recently. This, marks
the beginning of Mi'. Messer's third
term as head of the county schools.
The hoard is scheduled tn itiwt
again tonight and complete the nam
ing of the district committees, it was
learned. A soon as the district com
mittees are named, they will meet and
name teachers for next year. No date
has been set for the meeting of the
The county board is composed of
R. T. Messer, who was re-clerted
chairman, Homer V. Cagle and J. B-
May Term Of Civil
( curl To Uegin 3rd
Judge Donald F. Phillips Will
Preside. Jury For Two
Long Reports Golf
Course In Splendid
Condition For Play
J. M. Long, owner of the Waynes
ville Country Club Golf Course, stated
this week that the course was open
and in the best condition in the hi
tory of the course.
Mr, Long also announced that Jak
Tooner has been retained as the pro
fessional for this vear. In connection
with Mr. Tooner. H was announced 1
that last week he broke the course -I
record of Beaver Lake by making the
rounds in 64. 1
Lake P.T.A. Name
New officers for the coming year
were elected by the Lake Junaluska
Parent-Teachers' Association last
week, with Mrs. Boiling Burress nam
Besides Mrs. Burress. Mrs. Cornal
Medford was elected vice president,
Mrs. Hurst Burgin secretary and Mi.
Ed Glavish treasurer.
The May term of civil court will
convene here on Monday, May third,
with Judge Donald F, Phillips, pre.
The following jury has been named
to served for the two weeks:
Perry Smathers, Beaverdam; Frank
Wells, Pigeon; Jim Reno, Beaverdam;
John Shook. Clyde; Teller Green,
White Oak; R. W. Howell, Jonathan;
Will E. Smathers, Beaverdam; W. V.
Davis. Crabtree; Bob Arlington,
Fines Creek; G. M. Boone, Waynes
ville; V. H. Byers, Beaverdam; Will
(Black) Smathers, Waynesville; Jnhn
Snider, Waynesville; C, K. Mathews.
D. J. Noland, Pigeon; J. 0. Hopkins,
Cataloochee; J. B. Holder, Clyde; Jim
Scates, Wlaynesville; Wallace K.
Wheeler, Beaverdam; J. M. Ixing,
Waynesville; Vaughn Plott, Waynes
ville; S. D. Nichols, Waynesville; S.
I Queen, Ivy Hill; J. E. Ferguson,
C. W. Burnett, Pigeon; John Palmer.
Clyde; G. W. Burnett, pigeon; David
Gaddy, Waynesville; R. G. Jaynes,
Beaverdam; T. L. Blalock, Waynes
ville; M. E. Snider. Waynesville, J. B.
Vance, Pigeon; .Jim Green. Fines
Creek; John Estes, Waynesville; G.
B. Sanford, Crabtree; Tom Sorrells,
Beaverdam; I,ane Arrington, Waynes
ville; Sam 'Ferguson, Fines Cek ; A.
T. McCracken, 'Waynesville; Henry
Francis, Waynesville; Jule Allen,
The Maple drove Methodist church
was but ned on Sunday morning be- j
tween the hours of ten and eleven !
o'clock. The lire was caused from j
sparks falling from the chimney on
W hen the (lame was first discovered
during the .Sunday school hour lhe '
alarm ,;.s given to the Waynesville
tire dei: "tment, but for lack of water
connections they were unable to ex
tinguish the flames. The benches, j
piano and the windows were salvaged. ;
The church had recently inaugural- 1
d plans to erect a new budding at
cost of between $7,000 and $10.00(1.
Twenty-three hundred dollars had ,
been subscribed to date.
The pastor of the church, the Kev.
II. D Jo.s.sup, has taken the matter
of holding temporary church services
in the l.ake .Junaluska school building
up with the school authorities.
The congregation had formulated
plans to raise a certain amount, and
ask the Duke Foundation for the re
mainder. The pastor -urges all per
sons planning to make donations to
sign up at once, so that the plans may
be submitted to the Foundation, and
the building started at an early date.
Old Landmark Of
By Fire Tuesday
Fire, fanned bv a high wind, com
pletely destroyed the Whip. Hill place
in Crabtree township, one ot the old
est landmarks of the county, late
Tuesday afternoon. The residence and
store building were burned, while the
barn was saved. .
The place is now owned by Mrs.
Eva Jones, who lost everything with
the exception of a small trunk and a
small amount of bed clothing.
Sparks from a trash fire caught in
the roof, and both buildings were
burned within 45 minutes. The store
and house were about 150 feet apart.
The store building was a favorite
gathering' place of the county for
years before the War Between the
The resilience wa. of brick, and was
the former home of Div R. L. Walker,
The woods nearby were set on tire
by the flying embers, and burned.
The Haywood County Boiird of Ed
ucation is advertising fo rbids for
building a 1 Or room, se -.ii-fue prool
school at Crabtree. The contract will
be awarded on April '12, according to
Jack Messer, superintendent of edu
cation of the county, said that re.uest
had been made of the state school
voniniission ti authorize the establish
ment of a new district, comprising
Crabtree and Iron Duff townships, and
that a high school be buiit along the
with the elementary school.
Regardless of whether this request
is grunted, Mr. Messer said a ten-1,1.-1111
,,lemeni lie v hnildiiur would be
erected on a site about a quarter ot
a mile from the present Crabtree
building. The . board estimates thai
the elemental y building will cost
about 500. The erection ,,f tlu'
high school would add vonsi.terably to
.The erection of the new building
will complete tiie consolidation of
school districts in the county. Mr.
Messer said. In the Crabtree district
now. there arc three 2-te.u hcr schools,
and two 1-teacher schools. A number
, t' seventh grade students fiom the
district are now attending school in
(Clyde, where all the high school stu
dents from the district go. The open
1 ing of the Crabtree school will relieve
the over-crowded condition at Clyde,
it was xaid.
: The contract calls for the
lion of the building by the
I The . state 'inspectors here
. the survey, made an encouraging re
j port as to their findings for the estab
i lishment of another district and
'.erecting the high school. Just what
j the board in Raleigh will do is nut
known. They meet on May 7th.
FOOD STORE PAINTED
Th, I'm :! Store was completely re
painted this week. Everything was
painted -white, and trimmed in black.
Future Farmers To
"SAFETY SA15I1 ATIl"
, "The appalling number of preventable accidents and
deaths upon the highways of our community, State and
Nation has become a menace of major concern to all the
people. Our beautiful threads of travel, designed ."for
pleasure and trade have been converted by the reckless
driver and the careless, incompetent operator into lanes
of horror. Daily the newspapers carry gory accounts of
lost limbs and lives and of maimed and injured bodies.
On Sunday, April 18th, the Carolina Motor Club is
sponsoring a Carolina-wide observance of "Safety Sab
bath." This date being selected upon the eve of Summer
travel season in an effort to make the general public safety
conscious, so as to decrease, if not eliminate, the terrible
road tragedies incident to the seasonal increase in the use
I, therefore, proclaim April 18th, Safety Sabbath in
this community, and do hereby urge the leaders of re
ligious and civil life to fittingly observe with well-planned
programs this date, and by precept and example to foster
the ideal of consideration for the rights of others, to the
end that the irreducible minimum in accidents and death
may be accomplished.
The' Ministers, the Sunday School Superintendents:
and the laymen can, by a strong sermon, a prayer offered
or a word spoken, join the program in encouraging a con
centration of thought upon this problem.
Dated at Waynesville this 13th day of April, 1937."
Signed: J. H WAY, JR., Mayor.
The local chapter Future Farmers
of America has been given authority
to take over the supervision of the
beautilication of the grounds of the
ncho.il '-buildings In the Waynesville
A survey of the grounds, at Lake
! .Ii.iiiiilu-ka. Maggie, Hellw od. Rock
Hill, Allen's Cieek, East Waynesville,
; and Saunook has ..bi-en made. In most
instances native .plants, will.be used
for this work. There are .some fifty
trees and sonie 75 schrubs native to
tins section that lend themselves to
this kind of work. Rhododendron will
be used where praticable, but it does
! not lend itself to as wide - a variety
of planting as one would - wish. The
chapter is co-operating with Mrs.
Siler in the undertaking and it is be-
i lieved that the labor can be furnished
j by the government agency. The chap
ter will also have an extensive part in
the beautification of the new junior
high school building aiid the new sta
dium. Many seedlings are being grown in
the school plant beds for this work.
Cuttings are being-made and put out
at this time for planting next year,
the chapter will prune a limited
amount of hedges and phru'os for the
material for cuttings. They will also
root any amount of cuttings for indi
viduals on shares.
P.T.A. Group Hear
Head Of Rutherford
The annual meeting with the intsal
latioii of olliceis of the (,'ential eleme
nientary . I'arn'iit Teachers' Associa
tion was held on Monday night, with
several out of town educators pres
ent. Mrs. Jack Mosser,. president,
presided. Mis. Joe Liner hod charge
of the program.
Jack Messer, county superintendent
of schools, intro. lured O. J.' Holler, of
Rut hoi fordtoii, mi moer of the Slate
.school commission, who spoke of the
work )f the commissi, n and the splen
did co-operation of the teachers and
educational workers in corrying on
the 'schools of the state with limited
Mr, Holler in closing introduced Mr.
Taileton county superintendent of
schools of Rutherford county, who
made the principal address of the
evening. Mr. Taileton spoke on the
importance of proper recreatinn of
the school child curing tiie sumnie.
Mrs. Doyle Alley, western district,
president of the ..state P. T. A., hai
charge of the installation se.rv.k-cs,
and tlie following officers were in
stalled: '' President. Mrs. Jack Mes
ser; vice president. Mrs. Hume- Harte,
secretary, .Mrs. .1. C. IK',, er, and
treasurer., Mrs, 11. .-. Mar h.
Ernest' .ic( i acR. r.i, prrncijeil of the
.Central Kelcmcntat y, ni.'ide . h brief
talk in which he 'thanked th 'patrons
of the sciooi for their splendid co-operation
-during the past year.
Following adjournment Airs. Troy
W'yciie, hovpit.il. ty chairman,-invited
those present into the first gr.de room,
where tea tables over wniyn the grade
mothers presided., were. . arranged
i about the rooms. 1;
Circles Of Long's
Chapel Hold Meet
On March 30th the two circles of
the Woman's Missionary Society - of
Long's Chapel met in a joint session,
to have a miscellaneous shower for
the Vashti Girls school, Thomasville,
Ga., and also their quarterly execu
tive meeting. .
The meeting was presided over by
the president, Mrs. R. E. Stackhouse.
Mrs. Grady Hardin conducted the
devotional, basing her message upon
John 21: 15-16.
Mrs. Siler was the principal speaker
f or the af ternoon, and told of the or
igin of the "Florine McEachern Gift
Boxes" and the Vashti Girl3 school.
The value of the shower for the
Vashti school was $14.75. : .
Truck Of Furniture
Caught Fire Mon.
A truck loaded: with furniture
caught fire Monday morning as it
piilled into the Pure Oil Service Sta
tion next to The Mountaineer office.
Kire Chief Oscar I.., Briggs said he
believed that a c.gaiv-'te thrown from
a car while passing vhe truck caused
the blaze. The fire extinguishers of
the station were used to put out the
blaze, which was confined to bed
clothing and a mattress,
The truck unloaded and threw out
the smouldering quilts, and went its
Mrs. J. ('. Muiphy. her daughter.
Miss Marguerite Murphy, and her son,
Mr. John Murphy, spent the week-end
as the guests of friends in Greensboro
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