HE WAYNESVILLE MOUNTAINEER
Published In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
iWRDYEAR NO. 20
WAYNESVILLE, N. C, THURSDAY, MAY 20, 1937
$1.50 IN ADVANCE IN COUNTY
U Starts On $55,000 High
Jiool for Crabtree Township
L yner Awarded Contract,
Elding To Have 14 Rooms
And Larpe Auanonum
county commissioners disposed
L matters at their regular
I Monday meeting here last Thurs-
ntracts woe signed for the con-
iw 01 ine v,ru; r.r ;
iitative contract; ior an
school in C anton.
t ini-. nf l.ake Junaluska, was
U(i the general contract for the
hKe school. The building when
:etcd. will represent an expenoi-
,f about f35,K20. -
Liner's bid was $40,584. The
. , . ev iaa V.
,w comarct was let lor j,t)u.
ork started Tuesday on the build-
which will be of brick, and or
fire nroof construction. 1 he
.'o! house has 14 moms, and a corn-
ion auditorium anil gym. I he
mum wi seal aDOUl ouu peouit
'at school will be a high school and
-lementary combination. The state
commission granted permis-
hiirh school of the
iMree school and thereby relieving
overcrowded conditions at Clyde,
Ire high school students from
:ree now go.
Arthur Osborne was named from
county to serve on the bocial be-
;y commission. James R. Boyu,
was previpusly named by the
to serve on the state commission,
e commioners named Letch
W. of Canton, as a member of
hospital board of trustees to suc-
L. Westmoreland, who was
tntly elected as a member of the
iton board of aldermen,
minutes of the meetine did not
mention of anv action towards
ig an election on liquor stores in
county. .' During the past few
the shiect has almost been
rtten. and verv little discussions
,'leard on .me matter. 7.
oppy Day Will
Be Observed 29th
loppy Day will be observed in Way-
Iville this year on Saturday, May
i. The day when once each year
people of America pay tribute to
1? who gave their lives in Ameri-
f sen-ice during the World War, by
Pring their memorial flower, the
fhe Haywood unit of the American
won Auxiliary under the leader-
P Of Mrs, Eli McGee, unit poppy
firman, will distribute the poppies
day. You will be aiding the
f? living victims by the contribu-
f you make for the flower.
pie flowers offered for sale on
JW Day are not. of course natural
Fers. Their petals are only paper
f their stems wire, yet into them
e oeen breathed the spirit of pa
tic sacrifice as thev bloomed under
f bnds of the disabled veteran and
lam.iij-, who made them.
fOlP ATTENDING MEETING IN
fTie following members from the
JsiTiMville chapter attended the so
l meeting of the Eastern Star in
'"Buckner McGee, Miss Louise
iaPbel. and V- w, w t
Sneezes Two Weeks
Afflicted by a strange malady
which causes her to sneeze for as
much as 30 minutes at a time.
Violet Rei of Philadelphia is in
critical condition after a pro
longed attack which has kept her
sneezing for more than two weeks.
Two Local Boys
Enlist In Navy
Leo Lafayette Buckner, Jr., Dell
wood Road, and Ralph Edward Cal
houn, of Hazelwood, who were ac
cepted for enlistment in the U. S.
Navy at the Asheville Navy Recruit
station, wer enlisted at the main re
cruiting station in Raleigh on last
Monday. They were both transfer
red the same day to the U. S. Naval
Training Station, Norfolk, for a
twelve-week course of instruction.
Upon completion of this training pe
riod they will return home on a leave
of absence of from ten to fifteen days.
Upon their return to Norfolk they
will be transferred to some ship of
the U. S. fleet.
Buckner and Calhoun both attend
ed the Waynesville high schooL Buck
ner is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Leo L.
Buckner, Sr., and Calhoun is the son
of Mrs. Janette Calhoun.
City Market Will
Open On Friday
The City Market, located in the
A&P Tea Company, will open to the
public Friday morning, according to
C. C. Medford, lessee, and J. G. Ram
sey, local manager of the market.
The market is modern throughout,
having the latest Frigidai re-fan cooled
show cases and storage boxes.
Mr. Ramsey said a complete line
of native and western meats would be
handled, as well as cold and prepared
cuts and products.
Mr. Ramsey has been in the market
business for the past 15 years. He has
been associated with local markets
for the past year or so.
Square Dance To
Be Held Friday
A square dance sponsored by the
Waynesville Chamber of Commerce,
will be staged at the Masonic Temple
on Friday night beginning at 8:30
o'clock. The affair is being given as
a benefit to help defray the expenses
of the Soco Gap dance team to the
National Folk Festival, which will be
held in Chicago.
The team, which has won national
fame, is scheduled to give several
numbers at the festival, and it Is to
be hoped, that the citizens of this
community will respond to this call.
In cases where it is impossible to at
tend, interested parties are asked to
leave a contribution in the office of
the Chamber of Commerce.
Women To Meet In
Canton Next Wed.
The annual meeting of the Woman's
Missionary Union of the Haywood
Baptist Association will be held in
West Canton school on Wednesday,
May the 26th. The theme for the day
will be "Christ For the World."
The program will be featured by
the following numbers: The devotion
al will be lead by the Rev. Oder Bur
nett; greetings will be given by Mrs.
K. H. Worley, of West Canton, the
response will be made by Mrs. Grace
Peek, of Bethel.
At 10:30 a history of the Year's
Hvnin "Christ for the World We
Sing," by Mrs. John Blalock, of Ha
zelwood. 10:40 "With Loving Zeal," the Mar
garet Fund, Y. M. U. Training school
ami the Heck Memorial by the women
ol the Clyde society.
11:0(1 v"clock "With One Accord,"
the reports oi Personal Service, by
Mrs. K. T. Messer, of Wjiynosville;
Mi-wardship, by Mrs. W. T. Crawford,
ot Waynesville; Treasure, by Vrs.
Tom lilalock, of Hazelwood;- Mission
Study, by Mrs. Sum' Jones, of Waynes
ville. and superintendent's report, Mis.
Sam Knight, of Hazelwood.
11:30 "With Joyful Song," Roll Call
( ( 'oil' miied on baek patre)
Dog Poisoning In
To Be Ending
Between 50 and 55 dogs have been
reported killed in Hazelwood during
the past few weeks, with what is be
lieved to have been poisoned meat and
biscuits which were thrown in yards
and in some instances on porches.
In an effort to catch the guilty per
son, or persons, rewards totaling $100
are being offered by the town and indi
viduals, according to advertisements
appearing in today's issue, for infor
mation leading to the arrest arid con
viction of the persons spreading the
Mayor Whitner Prevost stated that
over 40 dogs had been burned in the
furnace of the plants in Hazelwood,
wrhile something like ten or fifteen
had been buried.
During the past tew days no dogs
' have been reported as having died, and
j it is the general hi lit vc that the
I wholesale slaughter of the dogs has
I come to an end.
I Wm. ChamU-rs is .tiering a reward
vif .$'jr for the arrest and convict ion of
the pelon or persons who poisoned his
; (log last Saturday night.
Police in Hazelwood have been care,
fully watching for the guilty parties,
but have not. made any arrests, it was
Will Be Instructive Helpful
District W.O.W. Head
J ' v ?
ItEV. FRANK liK.TIIKWK
To Meet In Brevard
Approximately 200 members of the
Western Carolina Log Rolling group
will gather in Brevard next Thursday
for the annual spring session.
Rev. Frank Leatherwood, of Way
nesville, president Of the association,
will preside. This will be a one-day
meeting, similar to the One held here
A number of state officials and oth
ers will appear on the program, .
John McClure, 55,
Buried On Monday
Last rites were conducted for John
McClure, 55, at the Hemphill cemetery
at 10:00 o clock on Monday morning,
with the Rev. T. N. Boten, of Dell
The body was found near the Meth
odist church in the Hemphill section
on Sunday afternoon about 5 o'clock,
and apparently death had occurred
several days prior. Mr. McClure had
left the home of his sister, Mrs. Bonnie
Smith, with whom he lived, an Monday
and had not stated his destination. He
was seen on Tuesday in the vicinity
where the body was found on Sunday.
According to Dr. J. R. Westmore
land, of Canton, county coroner, there
was no evidence of foul play.
Y. W. A. Groups Met At
Clyde For Meeting
The three groups of Y. W. A.'s in
the county met at the Clyde Baptist
church on Tuesday evening for an
The topic of the evening centered
around the Ridgecrest Y. W. A. Camp.
Clyde Y. W. A, presented a playlet
entitled, 'My Ridgecrest Scrapbook."
5 Millions For Blue
Ridge Parkway Wed.
"Who Is the bride?"
There is mystery at the very outset
of the -Hollywood feature film, which
The Mountaineer is bringing t0 Park
Theatre for three days, starting
Thursday, May 27.
The novel approach to the story is
an accurate index of the entire pic
ture, for it represents a departure in
screen productions and in Cooking
Schools. A Cooking School on the
screen? Indeed, yes, a modern course
in practical home economics, with the
added inducement of close-ups of every
Because The Mountaineer is in line
with the progressive developments,
particularly those which affect the
community and the home,, "The Bride
Wakes Up" will be presented for three
consecutive days without charge. The
public welcome includes a gala enter
tainment, with daily gifts added for
Even though the plot revolves
around an attractive young bride, ex
perienced housekeepers will sympa
thize with her plight, and following
her adventures, they are apt to find
themselves learning, too. For this
gay, swiit-moving screen tale is
crammed with the very newest news
of homemaking suggestions and up-to-the-minute
So fascinating is the blend of ro
mance, deft humor and sage instruc
tion, that the entertainment will seem
far shorter than the bride's first pie
It is a real experience to follow the
winsome heroine into neighborly,
homelike kitchens, to hear her nat
ural questions and the chatty, infor
mative answers, and best of all, to
watch the actual measuring, mixing
and entire preparation of such tri
umphs as luscious double fudge cake,
tempting apple pie and dainty, quickly-prepared
salads and chilled des
Here is a feature film in which the
producers have dared to depart from
the traditional succession of close-ups
of a pretty face.
For the Camera's keen eye is focused
sharply on the mixing bowl, where the
alert watchers can see the exact meth
od of creaming the shortening and
sugar, the blending of dry and wet in
gredients, and later watch the baking,
frying or roasting. There is no trick
photography in these authentic kitch
ens despite the Hollywood background.
The camera sees also the convenient
wonders of these compact, simplified
kitchens. It records the demonstra
tion of convenient devices designed to
save time and labor. The succession
of clear-cut camera close-ups will give
a far more vivid picture and a better
understanding of this useful equip
ment than hours of reading or lect
Kitchen doors are open wide these
days, and the camera like the wilHng
guests, is ready to pay tribute to the
shining perfection of this culinary I
laboratory where the woman-of-the
house spends so much time.
Wise counsel to the bride, which will
cover many a home problem, extends
to making the most of her electric
(Continued on back page) '
tllAS. I-:. It AY, .Mt.
( has. E. Kay Jr., Chairman Of
Advisory Committee, Is Op
timistic Over Prospects
Editor's Note For the past three
weeks Chas. E. Ray, Jr., has devot
ed practically his entire time on de
tails regarding the Blue Ridge Park
way. He called a representative giup
to meet here and then spent several
days in Raleigh in conference. He
has kept a close touch on the situa
tion, and as was expected, was nam
ed chairman of the Western North
Carolina Advisory conunitteet Be
cause he has been so closely connect
ed with the subject, he was asked to
write the following article, giving
the statu of the parkway situation as
Federal Survey In
This Area Will Be
Sought At Once
Congressman Zebulon Weav
er wired Frank W. Miller here
last night, that the House of
Representatives, had late Wed
nesday, voted by an overwhelm
ing vote, to restore the original
impropriation of five million dol
lars for the Blue Kidge Parkway.
Late last week, the House ap
propriations committee reduced
(he budget recommendation for
the Hlue Ridge Parkway con
struction from five millions to
two and a half millions.
North Carolina Congressmen
got busy at once, and by the
week-end reported that the situ
ation was "well in hand."
The reason the fifty per cent
cut was sought by the appro
priations committee was in keep
ing with the President's economy
movement to reduce Federal expenditures.
It is almost certain that a
meeting of the newly formed
Western North Carolina advis
ory committee will be called at
an early date, by Chas. E. Kay,
Jr., and a request made of the
department of the Interior for
a survey of the adopted route
west of Asheville.
No statements were available
last night on this, however.
"North ('aorlina, and particularly
Western North Carolina, has been in
a fighting mood these past ten days.
We have been scrapping for and
about the Blue Ridge Parkway. This
national project, originally promoted
by President Uooseveil himself, now
the responsibilty of the. National Park
Service, comes down to our own Great
Smoky Mountains National Park from
the Shenandoah in Virginia. Des
tined to carry a tremendous How of
traffic into this region, it has as
sumed a position of tremendous im
portance in our outlook. Every coun
ty in this fection is concerned that it
should he completed at the earliest
"In this connection, the Waynesville
Chamber of Commerce was host to an
important meeting here on May 6.
This was attended by about forty eivic
leaders from Buncombe, Henderson,
Jackson, Transylvania, Haywood, Ma
con, and Swain counties.
"This group instructed a commit
tee of eight including Frank W. Mil
ler and Chas, E. Ray, Jr., to appear
before a meeting of the State High
way Commission, jn Raleigh on Tues
day, May 11th. There, they were
splendidly received through the cour
tesy and co-operation of E. L. Mc
Kee, commissioner from this district,
and the Chairman, Frank Dunlap,
"Assisted by R. Getty Browning,
chief location and claim enginieer of
the commission, the Western North
Carolina group outlined to the new
highway commissioners, the entire
story of the parkway.
"Pointed criticism was made of the
instruction of the National Park
Service to consider departure from
the originally approve route through
this section which would leave out the
section across Pisgah, Tennessee Bald,
Balsam - Gap and across into Soco.
The group meeting here on May 6, had
been unanimous in endorsing that
route. The assistance of the highway
commission in this connection was
guaranteed through the adoption of
a appropriate resolution, and the per
sonal assurance of co-operation by
Mr. Dunlap, the commission chairman.
"This same day in Washington, dis
aster beset us. Congress in a turmoil
over economy proposals, had reported
(Continued on back page)
Haywood Is Part
Of 10th District
As directed by the Ht:i7 legislature,
the North Carolina Highway and
Public Works commission at a meet
ing Wednesday divided the state into
10 adminif trative and maintenance
districts. In recent years there hvp.
been five divisions divided into 25
Chairman Frank Dunlap said each
of the ten divisions will have an en
gineer, an assistant engineer and three
district engineers and that each wilh
be divided later into three, districts.
He said 10 engineers will lie added to
the personnel, additional duties be
ing imposed upon the division and
Haywood is part of the tenth dis
trict. Other counties in the district
are Avery, Mitchell, Yancey, Madison,
Buncombe, Henderson Transylvania.
Jackson, Swain, Macon, Clay, Graham,,
To Start Sunday
Dr. J. B. W'eatherspoon, of Louis
ville, Ky., will begin a revival meet
ing at the First Baptist church on
Sunday morning and continue for one
week, Rev. H. W. Baucom, pastor, an
nounced this week.
"Dr. Weatherspoon is one of the
outstanding preachers of the Southern
Baptist convention," Rev. Mr. Baucom
Two services will be held daily, be
ginning at 10 in the mornings, and at
eight in the evening.
Wednesday 79 5.1
Thursday 76 51
Friday 70 3
Saturday 71 41
Sunday 75 42
Monday 78 42
Tuesday 78 42
Pan Now To Attend The Cooking SchoolMay 27, 28 29