'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 29. 1937
$1.50 IN ADVANCE IN COUNTY
4 Complete Yeart
fork Friday Night
Lhty-Eight Seniors JViU Be
Jacobs " i'1 Aare:,s
;;,t seniors will be award-
' ,, ,.mas on Friday evening
Z Wuvnesville Township High
"i prog .am will bring to a
:?i most successful year, accord-
- j h Bowles, superintendent.
'.,M-r for Friday evening will
ffuHam P. Jacoos, oi ciww", o. v.
K-ob president oi me rres-
. n ; tiuf .itr anil Via;
connection with a varied line
.... ;n.iiinn nrtftnll
V1"1 " ' J ' 1
ai;veiti-intr agencies, meaicai
an, several others.
'ass toy exercises were held wed-
iav morning- I he general meme
Treasure Lland ' was carried out.
Last Sunday evening me comiiience-
tH.iihin was delivered by itev.
ff. Bautoai, pastor of the First
"it church here. His theme was
iiy niht, the program will be
cctssK'nal. by Mrs. Evander Pres-
'nvocatinn. Dr. It. S. Truesdale.
h'.o,l Dale Stentz.
Natatory address, Marguerite
;:erarv address, Wm. P. Jacobs.
I'alidk'toiy address James Toy.
reservation of class, C. K. Weath-
Award of Diplomas, M. II. Bowles.
lutiiry award. Dr. C. N. Sisk.
.A. R. citizenship award, Mrs. J.
hmerii-an Legion award, LeKoy
Renedivtmn, E. J. Robeson.
Eighty-Eight Seniors To Receive Diplomas Friday Night
Little Interest Is
Being Shown Here
In Town Election
Mayor Way Has No Oposition.
Six Candidates For Places
On Hoard Of Aldermen
Unless more interest is shown be-
I tween now and Tuesday morning,
i Waynesville will experience one of the
Miuietest town elections in many years.
J. H. Way, Jr., -present mayor, is
! the only candidate for the office of
There are six candidates' seeking
: places on the hoard of aldermen. The
j three present members, S. H. Jones,
j T. 1,. liramlctt and M. M Noland are
: all seeking re-elect ion, while Dr. W.
! 11. l iner, Mr. Davis and O. S. Rhymer
t As far as can he learned, none of
I the candidates are doing much "cam
I The polling place will he in the
court house, and Henry Gaddy and W,
I Campbell will act as judges, while
Hoy Campbell is registrar.
, There are approximately 1 ,500 tjual
iticd voters in Waynesville.
Tins is the graduation cl.iss til ihe Waynesville IliRh Selmol.
t'nilerwootl. .1. V. Jirown and hue MeatH' are class sio uxors.
Diplomas will Ik auantod Jo !! on Kiid.tv rvciaiw Miss lAehn
oy Scout Drive
Meets With Much
Success; Raise $250
ro New Troops Organized; One
In Hazehvood And One In
plph Prevost, financial chairman of
l Haywood county district of the
y Scouts, announced this week that
drive in Waynesville and Hazel
ed for funds for the Boy Scouts
a Deen most successful. The goal
$250 was reached,
"Only one or two people refused to
"Jibute to the organization." Mr.
One man said that he gladly gave
donation, because bo had olrpnrfv
M quite a change in the boys on
mwi, since they had become
aV Mr. Prevost addeH
h similar drive will be made in
fcton next week. f!nton Vias a
Irtaof $250. uUn ;
Fift this work, the district can
'"rate m all Scout activities of
Daniel Boone Council. nnH pet
sona! instructions from the Scout
'HtjveS fit iWa. .
one sponsored by the American
r'"r-wiin K. H. Gibson, scoutmas-
uo another at Hazelwood with
Booster CJuh a
f'Wt as scoutmaster. .
(oii Underwood, 25,
ven liurial W e d.
aynesville Kov Found Shot
ae Monday Afternoon; Coro-
nr Withholds Verdict
rites wpro iinj,,.tj nri.
-7 afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at
ij..- ;'"?'' cnurcn ior Lon u.
wnrood,: 24, son of David L TTn-
M and the late Mrs. Under-
IhP Pi.. TI TIT -r .
v. i ".. uaucom. pastor
N h rv ",l-ial'eu. tie was as
Ki J- R- S. Truesdale, pastor
First Mpt; d..-:--.
lb m GrMn tiai .
fai'k. --" iiiii cemetery.
& Paul Blackwell,
i!cA Charls Camp, Walter
iinS ' Robert Welch, : and Glenn
was found at
' Kiro uuuy was lounu m
-age at his father's home on
.l street i ,. .
jcVrr,r , 1 tlme alter lour
flu-itu t- aiw;rnoon. lie naa
k had I ister- Mrs- Sam Kelley,
i rem,! i ,was oinS home to rest,
Rested that she not tell his
Hospital of his condi-
'Btvw!! after""on when Mrs.
found v ? ? see how he was.
; -with a shot
""n irnn . . u An automatic
caoe v . an investigation
fCniv Ve no verdict at the
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Killed By Train
""I Silfc i-i
Land 0' The Sky Making Plans
To Pack 200,000 Gases Of
Fruits And Vegetables In 1937
WCTC May Queen
GFX)RGE W. COBLE
G.W. Coble Killed
Instantly By Train
Came To This Section About 56
Years Ago; Was Former
Member Board Of
$25,000 Is Being
County Agent W. 1).
Smith is this week distri
buting $25,000 to Haywood
farmers in checks for pay
ment of farm activities
that the farmers partici
pated in during 1936, under
the government farm plans.
E. "Barr, (Jeneral - Manager,
Says Organization Already
Sold 50 of 19.17 Tack
Funeral arrangements were com
pleted yesterday for George W. Coble,
78, who was killed instantly. on Tues
day morning at 11 o'clock by a west
bound train, on a side track near the
Texas Company. The rites will be
conducted at the First Methodist
church of which Mr. Coble was a menv
ber, at 2:30 o'clock this afternoon.
Dr. R. S. Truesdale, the pastor, will
officiate. Burial will be in Green Hill
Active pallbearers will be W. T.
Denton, I). V. Phillips, J. F. Cabe, J.
M. Palmer, G. C. Plott, and Paul
Honorary pallbearers will be, Clyde
H. Ray, K. P. Martin, J. P. Francis.
L.' A. Miller, W. T. Lee, James Mc
Lean, W. C. Allen, J. R. Boyd, E. T.
Duckett, J. F. Abel. V. C Nobeck,
Dr. W. II. Liner T. C. Norris, J. M.
Queen, Harry Rotha, W. T. Shelton,
H. P. Sloan, and E. L. Withers.
As Mr. Coble was walking on the
side track, the train had pulled up to
the station and was backing out, it is
supposed that he thought the train
was pulling out on the main line, and
did not heed the whistle. J. C. Worth
ington, employe in the Texas office
nearby, saw the danger, and called to
Mr. Coble, who evidently was unable
to hear for the train. Mr. Worthing
ton then called to ehe engineer, who
applied the brakes, but it was too
late as the body had been struck.
Mr. Coble was born in Asheboro
and was the son of Manly and Helen
Coble. He first came to this section
in 1881 and was associated with the
late D. M, Killian in business in
Clyde. After moving to Waynesville
in 1882 he was connected with Smath
ers, Killian an Company merchant
mills. Later he was associated with
the late Chas. E. Ray; merchant, which
connection lasted for many years. Mr.
Coble was twice elected a member of
the town board of aldermen.
Shirviving are hfs widov, Mrs.
Minnie Bridges Coble, One daughter,
Mrs, R. L. SulUvan, of Glendale, Calif.,
five sons, John Coble, of Waynesville,
W. M. Coble, of Winter Park, Fla., W.
A. Coble, of Atlanta, Ga., Geo. S.
Coble, of Charlotte, and . C. R. Coble,
of Bennettsville, S. C.
Warm In Praise Of
McKee's State Job
S.vlva Man Will Serve On State
Highway And Public Works
Citizens of Haywood cimilty w'ere
warm in their praise of Governor
lloey, in his appointing E. L. McKee,
i J. E. Hair, geiieiul manager if the
the Land O' The Sky Mutuul Associa
tion, Inc., explained to Kotarians here
Last Friday, that the estimated pack
i for 19117, from the canneries unilej the
supervision of his organization, will
be 200,000 cases,
, The assK-iation has already sold
fifty per cent of the 1!KI7 pack, Mr.
The possibility of Waynesville be
coming the headquarters of the larg
est canning -concern' 'in' the entire
South is not an over-rated idea, air
cording to Mr. Barr.
Before getting into the details of
present business, Mr. Barr explained
the origin of the I,and O' ThV'Sky
Mutual Association, Inc.
The plan originated with the devel
opment pf the Tennesee Valley Au-.
fhorjty. It was the idea of those in
charge of the TVA to assist the farm
ers in this area. After an investiga
tion they found that the average cash
income of fai mers was about. --$'80 u
year. Some as low as $1").
"After this investigation, we were
sent here to assist the people, and not.
promote anything. Growers co oper.
Miss km i ly talmkr
Five Seeking Place
On Hazelwood Board
0 f Aldermen Tues.
Whitner Trevosst Out For Ke
Klfction AsMayor. No Other
Candidate For Place
An interesting election is expected
at lla.elwood on Tuesiiay, May fourth,
when a mayor and three members of
the hoard of aldermen are elected.
Whitner Prevost is a candidal to
siKceed himself as mayor. He does
not have any opposition.
There are five candidates for' mem
bers, of the hoard of aldermen. C. N.
Allen and Sam Knight arc seeking re
i bet ion,, and the ther three 'candi
dates are: Tom Queen, W. A. Bradley
and John Blalock.
Reports from Hazel wood show that
there has Wen but-little diM iission of
the election' to date, hut with the five
candidates for places on the board it
is expected that by this week-end '"
election will be the chief tpic of conversation.
M,.-j- Palnief will, be cr.mil May
Queen at the annual May Uav festivities-
at the Western Carolina Teachers
(' illcgc, , Friday afternoon, May
seventh, beginning, at ,'(:.'t(l.
Detailed story on back page
Father Of Mrs. M.
II. Bowles Passes
M. H. Bowles was called to Irwin ton,
.-Ga., on Monday afternoon on account
I of the death of his father-in-law, Rob
ert I,. Hartley, who died on Monday
morning at 11 'o'clock at the Macon
', Clinic, of Macon, Ga., where he had
i undergone an operation last week.
Mrs. Bowles had been at the bedside
of her father for the past week.
Mi' lliirtli'r li:i,l luxm in ill Iw-nllli
Inspector Major ItottH light Well ; fr sometime. Funeral services were
Made Of Company
"H" Here Tuesday
Pleasel With Company
Oi 1201 h Infantry :
prominent business man of Sylva, as ! tives are not new. They have been
.a-memDer.oi-.tne iaie . mgnway ana
Public Works Commission for this
district. Frank L, Dunlap, of Wades-
boro, was named chairman. Mr. Hoey j
named a complete new board, and
they will take office on May first.
Frank W. Miller, a member of the
present board, said yesterday: "I
am well pleased with the Governor's
choice. I am satisfied in every way.
Mr. McKee is well qualified to the
place, I just called him and offered my
congratulations, and also any services
that I might be to him. We have
every reason to be well pleased, and I
am happy to see Mr. McKee get the
Following Mr. Miller's statement,
L. N. Davis, president of the Cham
ber of Commerce, said:
"Western North Carolina is to be
congratulated and Governor Hoey
highly commended for his wise ap
pointment of E. L. McKee. He is a gen
tleman of ability and judgment, and I
feel that our common interests will
be served under his leadership. I
believe this appointment Will receive
wide spread approval and the sup
port and co-operation of a sympa
Chas. E. Ray, Jr., past president of
the same organization, said:
"The new highway commission is
fortunate in having as a member, a
man of the ability, experience, and
judgment of Mr. E. L. McKee. His
district and Jackson county are to be
congratulated. While we are extreme
ly sorry to see Frank Miller leave the
commission, we naturally would be
pleased to have a man from our neighs
boring county, and especially. Linden I
McKee, a man known personally to
many of us.
"He knows this district intimately
and is well acquainted with the entire
state. While a business man, ratner
tried successfully, in other sections of
the world. I might say right here,
that we have no intention of organ
izing a consumer's cri-operative," Mr.
The Haywood cannery was started
in I'.i.'il. and Mr. Barr explained that
until the production reached 2!,"l'0
cases a year that a cannery could not
show a profit. "I feel that this quota
will be reached this season." he said.
The function of the Land O' The
Sky is to: furnish - technical informa
tion and a, sales organization to the
canneries affiliated with the firm. The
I .and ()' Sky started out with four
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C. Of C. Banquet
Set For Thursday
May Sixth At 7:30
President L. N. Davis And Oth
ers Making Program That
Will Be Of Interest
L. N. Davis, president of the Cham
ber of Commerce, announced this week
that due to a conflicting meeting, the
annual banquet and meeting of the
The .iiiriual Inspection of Company
"H" of ti.e 3 lien H Infantry, was con
'ducted hi re 'l'u-soay night' at the
armory, with Major John; lijutwright,
infantry inspector officer..
Major Boatwi'ight reported that he
Was will pleased with the inspection
of the company; and congratulated the
oMi'-ot .- and men.
W.'hile here, Major Boatwright said
that W'jiynesyille was fortunate in
being able to get an armory, This is
one of the smallest communities that
was given an armory, it was said.
'Company "H" now has 63 men and
three officers. George F. Plott is
captain and is assisted by Lieuten
ants Paul Martin and Grady Boyd.
Those taking part in individual
drills Tuesday night included: Cor
poral Bridges, Lieutenant Martin,
Sergeant Edwards, Sergeant Davis,
Corporal Wyatt, Corporal Davis. Ser
geant Plott, Sergeant Arlington and
conducted on Tuesday .afternoon from
the Baptist church, of Irwinton, am)
burial was in the Masonic Temple of
He had often visited his daughter
and son-in-law here, and was much
interested in this sec; ion.
Mr. Hartley is . survived by his wife,
Mrs. Dora P. Hartley, one s.'.ri, Robert
L. Hartley, Jr.. both of Irwinton, and
one daughter, Ml.-. MM. Bowles, of
Waynesvilh1; one broth'-r, Johnnie
Hartley, of Irwinton, and four sisters.
Three To Attend
Park Meeting Today
Chas. E. Ray, Jr., Frank W. Mil
ler, and J. Dale Stentz left today for
Chamber of Commerce would be held Knoxville, where they will attend a
on Thursday night. May sixth, at the meeting where plans will be made for
Methodist church. Original plans
were to hold the meeting on the
The formal program, which is now
being prepared, states that the ban
quet will begin at seven thirty.
Mr. Davis made no definite an
nouncement as to the program, but it
is understood that it will be Of a dif
ferent nature than in the past. Sev
eral .prominent speakers have been
contacted for the night, but no an-
than a politician, it may be said of nouncements are available as to which
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getting action for the formal opening
of the park.
The meeting hasi been called by the
committee which was named last De
cember at a similar meeting in Knox
ville. Mr. Stentz is a member of that
Details of the meeting could not be
learned, but one of the matters sched
uled for discussion was for contact
ing President Roosevelt in an effort
to get sufficient funds appropriated
for acquiring sufficient acreage to
complete the park.
Plan To Surface
With fair weather, plans are being
made to begin surfacing the streets
now under construction at Hazelwood
within the next ten days, it was learn
ed this week.
The curbing has been completed,
and the crushed stone surface put
down. The work has gone forward
during the past few weeks at a rapid
About forty to fifty men have been
employed on the job. When the pro
ject is completed, Hazelwood will have
several miles of newly paved streets
Miss Ruth Hampton At
tends Meeting In Raleigh
Miss Ruth Hampton, superintendent
of the Haywood County Hospital, at
tended the meeting held last week
in Raleigh, of the Tri-State Hospital
conference. The group is composed
of members from the hospitals of the
Carolinas and Virginia.
There will be a meeting of the
men of the Haywood County Baptist
Association at the Clyde Baptist
church next Sunday, May 2nd. Rev.
J. C. Pipes will; speak at 11 a. m. and
again in the afternoon. Mr. T. I
Green and others wrll address the