Published In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
$1.50 IN ADVANCE IN COUNTY
WAYNESVILLE, N. C.,THURSDAY, MAY 13, 1937
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,imm,, and incomes ior our
anty in making a more happy
oar chamiK-r ot commerce, u
is attempting a three-point pro-
wiii ,-qual emphasis on wuiih,
jjjy, and agucun.uis. .
am we occupy an enviame posi-
e aiv s .situated that neitner
,ie major points should in anyway
ict-wc have Waynesville anu
e Junaiuska on the one hand, pro
jig the tourist business anfl de
,ping red cation and entertainment
fcat class of trade: we nave na-
wd on the other hand sponsoring
seeking further development ol
astrv. Un tne otner nanu, we it
ounded by the finest and most fer
soii in North Carolina for diver-
iei farming and grazing. We are
uaderway as a dairy products
urai,' county. Many oi you i
amccting not long ago where
p. .There are other items long
p afie of endeavor that we as a
iiaber of Commerce might mate
ly assist in developing. We have
"ry modern cannery, which is also
pat benefit to the farmer and truck
pdener, we may assist in further-
the development along this line,
fact, e have a fertile field in
lich to work, we are fortunate in a
fat many waya, God has, indeed,
" lavish with His gift, and may
a (.lumber of Commerce united
effort in one great cause "the de-
wpment of these great gifts" go
pari with wholesome thinking and
"r.?, building forever our great
nty in perfect harmony and fel-
Wr Chamber of Commerce is the
institution thronn-h wWnli w ma
p and promote the varied in-
Psts. of- th'ui community. It is an
m founded and devised to ren
service and this service will be
K'd in terms of vour co-onera-
f' and jsunn'nrt Tn nfW- !
r Chambe-iv of Commerce is just
r iu make it. You are a coir in
'nee! of its enrlpnv V -foo
fai:itude of problems. There is aU
nuthing new for us to see and
'here is nn enrt -fVifn oo
:r'g off place in human experience,
-uds never before, a solid front
.ach of us playing his part in-.
?5a''and collectively, and when
Wn.h) this rm ri,,v.
Fineree will tA
l, which will insure a hapnier
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i ,oi tr.e organization, gave in
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Work Out Problems
KD1T1I TEAGI F.
Edith Teague Wins
Honors At School
Edith Teague, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Floyd Teague, was the outstand
ing student of the Rock Hill school last
year, according to the records ol the
Edith was awarded a certificate for
perfect attendance, a reading circle
certificate, won the gill's recitation
contest, and made the highest score
of the Metropolitan Achievement
She is 12 years old and finished the
sixth grade this year.
Group Make fine
Record At Meet
The Haywood county adult schools,
under the supervision of Mrs. Joe
Liner, made a fine showing at the
meeting held in Asheville last week,
of the adult educational, group from
in all, attending from Haywood
county, including 174 pupils, with
the remaining number made up of
teachers and visitors. The affair was
staged at the Recreation Park.
In the exhibits shown, the group
from Haywood won second place, and
the displays will be taken to Raleigh
where they will be shown in the state
wide dramatized contests for the
WPA adult schools to be held from
May 20 to the 22nd.
The exhibits consisted of handi
crafts, illus1)ative of horhemakihg,
various hobbies, general adult educa
tion, dealing with work beyond the
4th grade and the literacy group, with
work under the 4th grade.
Attracting particular attention
were the chairs and slab bench exhib
ited for which orders were taken
to be filled by the makers at later
Mrs. John Hendricks, of Barberville,
made a talk on hobbies, illustrating
how profitably they can fill in unoc
Mrs. Liner plans to take 30 pupils,
by bus, to the state meeting in Ral
eigh next week. The group while
away will also visit various points in
Eastern Carolina, including Carolina
Mrs. Neal Assumes
Management Of The
Mrs. S. T. Neal, well known to
Waynesville people, will become man
ager of the Woman's Exchange on
Saturday, May 16, succeeding Mrs. W.
C. Allen, who has been ill for four
months and who organized the ex
change in March; 1930.
On Saturday, the opening day for
the new management, tea will be
served from three to six o'clock.
Friends are invited to call between
those hours. There will "also be dur
ing that time a sale of cakes.
Mrs. Neal was in charge of the
cafeteria at the Waynesville district
high school for several years, and is
well qualified to run the place where
home cooked foods' are the principal
In the same building on Church
street, opposite the Masonic Temple,
Mrs. Lillian A. Harte has her weav
ing center, the Balsam Mountain
Weavers. The looms are in the back,
but the display room will occupy a
part of the front.
As an outgrowth of a meeting held j
here last Thursday by about 40 civic
leaders from eight counties in this
area, a committee known as the Ad
visory Committee of Western North
Carolina, was organized to enlist the
support of the State Highway Com
mission and members in Congress to
secure immediate completion of the
Blue Ridge Parkway.
The committee named Chas. E. Ray,
Jr., as chairman of the organization,
nd W. J. Damtoft, of Canton, as sec
retary. Other members of the com
mittee included: C. M. Douglas, of
Brevard; G. L. Houck, Franklin; V.
E. Elmore, Bryson City;Harry Buch
anan. Hendersonville; A. J. Dills,
Sy'.va; and Verne Rhoades, Asheville.
The group spent some five hours
discussing the present status of the
parkway, mid before the meeting ad
journed, adopted the following reso
lutions, and also decided to appear
before the state highway commission
in Raleigh. .
The meeting was held at the Cham
ber of Commerce otlice, and was open
ed by L. N. Davis, president, who
turned the meeting over to Chas. E.
Ray, 'Jr., chairman of the Park High
way committee of the Waynesville
Chamber of Commerce, Mr. Ray
stated the purpose of the meeting, anj
brought out the fact that word from
Washington indicated that four alternate-routes
were being talked of
for the parkway from Asheville west.
The group immediately went on re
cord opposing any change in the orig-
mal route as uuoineu uy .mc ow
highway commission, council of state
and also approved by Secretary Ickes
in 19;!). R. Getty Browning, chief
locating engineer of the state highway
department, gave in brief, a history of
locating the parkway, and stated that
the first consideration as made by
President Roosevelt back in 1933 was
that the parkway go through the most
scenic territory between the Shenan
doah National Park and thi , Great
Smoky Mountains National Park. "If
" "Before the .WftcTO ilOi
ion approved this route by the Pisgah
Range, Tennesee Bald and the Bal
sams, other routes were studied. But
none of them .compare with the scenic
grandeur of this route."
The National Park Service had
Dudley Bayless at the meeting, and
William N. Austin of the United
States Bureau of Roads was here rep
resenting his unit. Neither of the
men made any comment.
The text of the resolution submit,
ted by the committee and unanimous
ly adopted is as follows:
"1. It having come to our attention
from the public press that the Na
tional Park Service contemplated a
change in the location of the Blue
Ridge Parkway from Bull's Gap west
ward, different from the location as
previously recommended by the North
Carolina Highway commission, and the
governor, and the council of State
of North Carolina, and approved and
Adopted by the Secretary of Interior
on November 12,1934.
Be it resolved that it is the unan
imous sense of this meeting that we
wish to again go on record as endors
ing the location of the parkway, as
now approved and adopted, and wish
to protest any changes therefrom. We
feel that thorough consideration has
been given the location as already
adopted and that to divert or change
it from Bulls Gap westward would
destroy the original purpose of . the
parkway, which was to secure the
most scenic route possible between the
Shenandoah National Park and the
Great Smoky Mountains National
2. Be it resolved that in our judg.
ment not less than ten million dollars
annually should be appropriated each
year for 1937-38 and 1938-39 for con-
tinued construction of the Blue Ridge
Parkway connecting the Shenandoah
and Great Smoky Mountains National
Parks. Lesser amounts with due
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Leave On Extended
Tour Of 6 States
A group of boys, members of the
Smoky Mountains National Park chap
ter of the Future rarmers of Ameri
ca, with J. C. Brown, agricultural
teacher in the township high school, in
charge, left here Monday morning for
a ten days tour through Tennessee,
Alabama, Georgia, Florida, and South
Carolina. They left in a bus owned
hv t.h croun and driven bv G. W.
j c .
Their different points of contact
along the route have been arranged by
the Chamber of Commerce. Their
first stop will be in Knoxville, where
they will visit the University of Tennessee.
Other points to oe visited are 'Norm
Dam, Muscle Shoals, Wilson Dam, and
Stone Mountain en route home.
Those making the trip are James
Francis. Jack Rabb. John Carver,
Wayne Wright, Corbet Chambers,
Eiros Boyd. Billie Boyd, Willie Me
haffev. Arthur Ruff, Fred Galloway.
Clyde l.yle, William McCracken, Roy
McCracken, Leonard lA-athei wood,
David lA'atherwood, Edgar Norman.
Ed Davis, Ed McRorie, and Willard
A telegram just came from Mr.
Brown, agricultural instructor, stat
ing the tour had been successful in
every way thus far ami they were
now' en route from Chattanooga to
Florence, Alabama. Would arrive at
the latter place sometime tomorrow.
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State Highway Men
Route Of Parkway
Highway Commission fcntnus-
iastic About Following Or
iginal Adopted Route
pit. K, K. Mel.AKTY
Hevival services are bvlniz held daily
tit the First Melhodist I'lun'ch here
with Mr. Melarty in eharne. J. Hah
Stentz is leadint; tle hiiicIuk.
Enjoy Trip In WNC
Mr. and Mrs. William II. McCann,
of Glenside, a suburb of Philadt
phia, left Monday after a brief visit
to Mr. and Mrs. Harry Hung.
Mr. McCann, who is a retired in
surance man, is widely traveled, and
is very keen on visiting new places.
He was most enthusiastic about this
section of the state, and predicts that
visitors to this area will annually in-
ginia and into North Carolina, at this
particular season, as he feels that the
apple blossoms and the dogwood trees
make it one continuous highway of
beauty, that surpasses any other
time of the year.
Mr. Joseph McCann, their son,
married Miss Margaret Rung, daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Rung, who
now resides in Los Angeles. Before
leaving Mr. and Mrs.' -McCann. with
their hosts, Mr. and Mrs. Rung, had
a group picture made to send to their
granddaughter in California.
Being Killed By
Citizens of lla.elwiMHl are liter
ally "up in arms'" because of the
wholesale killitiL' of dvirs ill that com
munity by poisoning.
Mayor Whit tier Prevost said Tues
day that eighteen dogs were found
dead that morningV All the dogs
had eaten poisoned meal or biscuits,
which had been thrown on the streets
and even in yards, it was said.
No arrests have Ivon made, but a
close watch is being made of suspi
cious' persons, it was aiinoiim cd by
"If any person is caught, and con
victed of putting out this poison, they
will be given the limit of punishment
as provided by law," Mayor l'revost
said. "The law provides ior a mayor
to fine a person found guilty of such
an offense $600 or two years in pris
on, or both," he continued.
poison meat was sent to Raleigh the
first of the week for an analysis. A
(By C. M. Douglas.)
Raleiirh. May 12. (Special.)-First
major official act of the newly organ
ized State Highway Commission in
meeting here Tuesday was to pledge
its co-operation to Western North
Carolina interests in securing early
completion of that section of the Blue
Ridge Parkway west of Asheville.
Chairman Frank Dunlap pledged hU
hearty support of the movement which
was started at Waynesville on Thurs
day of last week to induce the United
States Park service to start work on
that section of the parkway between
Wagon Road Gap and Balsam Gap.
Following presentation of the mat.
ter by members 0f the Western North
Carolina advisory committee in a two
I hour session in which the new com
mission showed a decided interest, a
resolution was adopted by the com
mission designating -Chairman Dunlap
and such other members of the board
as he saw fit, to go to Washington to
confer with Secretary Ickes and other
officials in regard to carrying out the
wishes of the advisory committee.
Commissioner Johnson moved that
"the commission expresses its interest
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in the early completion 01 ln' ilul:
Ridge- Parkway as already adopted,
and that the chairman and any otheis
that he might designate be instructed
to go to Washington at his earliest
convenience and confer with Secretary
Ickes and others 'in authority with a
view to facilitating the early construc
1 imi of the oarkwav. and paiteularly
to the definite, location of it west of
Action of the highway commission
was unanimous and the interest which
the new board took in the matter wa
highly gratifying to the members of
the advisory '-committee who were as
sisted in presenting the situation by
R. Gettys Browning, chief locating en
gineer lor me commission, -mm
who has been' vitally interested in the
.' v Hint-? iU ht. . several, years
Chairman Chas. E. Uuv Jr.. of
Mrs. H. L. MaeFayden, who has
has spent the winter jn Canton with
her daughter, Mrs. J. T, Bailey, and
Miss Louise MaeFayden, who has been
with her sister, Mrs. J. E. Elwood, of
Buffalo, N. Y., have returned to town
and opened their home on the Ashe
ville Road for the summer months.
Bids For Building
Crabtree School To
Be Opened Friday
Bids will be received and opened at
ten o'clock Friday morning at the
office o7f the board of education for the
erection of the new school house at
Two sets of plans have been issued
for the building. One is just an ele
mentary school, and the other is a
combination elementary and grammar
school. Just which building will be
erected will not be known until a de
cision is reached in Raleigh Friday by
the state school commission,
The proposed elementary school
building will cost about $32,500, it was
said. . '
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Father Lane To
Give Lectures At
Clyde This Week
Father Howard V. Iane, of St.
John's Catholic church, is giving a
series of lectures next week beginning
on Monday and lasting through Sun
day, in the -school gymnasium in Clyde.
I he talks are .-made each night at
8 o'clock, and following which ques
tions regarding the church are an
The subjects for the week include:
Monday, "The necessity of religion ;"
Tuesday, "Who is Christ?" Wednes
day, "Christ's Church ;'V Thursday,
"The Bible;" Friday, "Can a priest
forgive sins?" Saturday. "What is-,
the Catholic service?" and Sunday, 1
"A rule of life."
Beginning on Tuesday of this week
Father Lane will start a series of
lectures at the CCC camp at Sunburst,
to be continued for the next six
Nurses Of District
Health Unit Meet
A conference was held here Monday
of all the nurses of the district health
department, which is composed of
HayWood, Jackson, Swain, Graham,
Macon, and ('lay counties. Meeting
with the group Were Miss Mary Dulin,
nurse consultant ..of the United Slates
Public Health service, and .Miss Jose
phine Daniel, nurse consultant of the
State Hoard of Health.
Dr. C. N. Sisk. district director, pre.
sided. Both the -morning and after
noon meetings were taken up with the
formulation of plans for .the.--various
phases nf the work in the counties,
with a discussion of . some changes to
be made in the matter of records,, as
'recommended by the visiting nurses
from the 'State. Board and the U. S.
Public Health' service,
Miss Dunn and M iss Daniel spent
four days in the district and visited
all the offices in the counties, inspect
ing the work of each county grohp.
1 r.- -. 1 . .Mitchell, assistant director
of the. district, who maintains offices in
Bryson City, was also pi esent for the
Mrs. Doyle Alley
Honored At P.T.A.
Meeting In Virginia
The western district of the North
Carolina Congress of Parents Teach
ers, was given signal recognition at
the state convention which was held
last week in Richmond Va. The Na
tional convention was also held at the
same time,: giving the state group an
opportunity to attend both.
Mrs. Doyle D. Alley, who has served
the district as president for the past
two years, was elected as fifth vice
president of the state group, with the
district procedure book, winning sec
ond award, for the standard associa
tion and the number of subscribers
to the National magazine.
The state was redistrkted, and the
districts will not cover such a wide
territory. Haywood county will be
in disrict number one, which will in
clude Cherokee, Macon, Transylvania,
Buncombe, Henderson, Clay, Jackson,
Madison, and Graham. (
report nail not been leeeived yester- , Uavnesville. was introduced t tlm
day- commission bv E. L. McKee. of Svlva.
commissioner 11 nm tne western dis
trict, who was asked by Chairman
Dunlap to preside at the meeting
which was more or less informal.
Mr. Ray stated briefly the purpose
of the western delegates appearing
before the meeting,. and after introduc
ing the several county representatives,
said that his section was alarmed over
the possibility that the parkway
might lie re-located- from the original
routing after it passed Asheville on
its way west to the Great Smoky
Mountains National Park.
He explained that more than forty
civic leaders of the -section affected.
had met in Waynesville, and that af
ter due consideration of all facts 111
hand, had elected the delegation' .pres.
ent at the Raleigh office of the High
way ("ommfs ion 1o .represent, the
Mr. Ray told t.h commission that
the parkway was riot a sectional pro
ject, but it was one of vital impor
tance to the W:io: State of North
Carolina and Eastern America in that
it was the outstanding scenic drive
completed or projected.
"We assumed t hat the parkway was
settled in 19,14 when.. Secretary Ickes
approved the route that traverses the
most beautiful section of all of Nortn
.Carolina, hut we -were informed last
week that, there seems to be sinister
influences at work, or at least s0 it
seemed to we people of the mountains
who are much interested.
"We are seeking your aid, gentle
men, in this all important question to
your hoard as the governing body of
highways of the state and believe that
you will feci as we do when you have
had time to bttme fully cognizant
of all facts."
Engineer Browning traced reason
for establishment ,f the parkway and
had large maps on the walls of the
office to illustrate the points which
he efficiently, interestingly and com
Adding natural setting to the seen
Mr. Browning had secured flowers
from the purple rhododendron and the
pink azalea which he told the commLs
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Revival At Clyde
Is Drawing Crowds
The revival meeting at the Clyde
Methodist church is drawing large
audiences, and creating much inter
est, with stirring sermons being
brought each evening at 8:00 by the
pastor, Rev. Edgar C. Price.
George R. Hakes, of Cornelius, is
leading the singing.
Rev. Mr. Price has announced the
following sermon subjects:
Friday, "The Ark, A type of Christ,"
Saturday, "Giving Excuses to God."
Sunday morning, "How to Live a
Present plans are for the meeting
to come to a close Sunday night.
Mrs. Gaines Assumes
Duties At Smith's
Mrs. Frances Gaines, of Spartanburg,
is now in charge of the cosmetics de
partment at Smith's Cut Rate Drug
Store. : .
Mrs. Gaines has been connected with
the Smith organization in Spartan
burgh for seven years. Before that
time she was a special representative
of the Coty products.
Wednesday 68 52
Thursday 68 35
Friday 10 : 39
Saturday 71 37
Sunday 78 41
Monday 78 39
Tuesday 78 44