Published In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
WAYNESVILLE, N. C, THURSDAY, JUNE 3, 1937
$1.50 IN ADVANCE IN COUNTY
I 1 iintHmn
Meeting At Lake J.
U Will End Friday. Trip
UPark I'lannea rur i
, first conference of North Car
j lUcuitunu vocational teachers
, .,.4 i,i f Raleieh. is
in g live-.iay session at Lake
. ..n,W bv more than 400
L and the families. Many of
.taking part on the program in-
l officials from the board of voca
ls i"""" , c ii-....u;.r. n r
U education, oi umusi, . v
jjowinj.' registration on raunuoj
liiiiic, at ine mim ..iv...j,,
:i(r delivered the adoress 01 wei-
-irh Rov 11. Thomas and.T. E,
Le. cp.aking briefly. The main
Isn, of -the session Deing an aa-
.s bv I'r. A. I-inke, souuiern
ui chief of the U. is. department
Is by several of the chapters of the
tilt Farmers ol America, wan
aitra:kns took up the major part
n the afternoon a motorcade of
:ty-three- tars took the teachers
their families to Clingmans
i On Tuesday evening the del'e-
n enjoyed an Indian dance pro
is given in the auditorium at the
under the direction ol Dr.
id W. Fotrht, superintendent of
Wednesday. J. W. Goodman,
istant director of extension, spoke
the atrricukural program of the
with several of the state su-
,iws taking part. A panel dis-
ion for the supervisors was also
Id. F. W. Lathrop, department of
cation, Washington, addressed the
Iferenie, with others speaKing
today the program will center
and professional improvement with
s bv L E. Clark, head of the
(hers department of the college,
I other members of the staff. In
afternoon a motor trip to Hern
ia t?aH will hMnnv fhd viftitors
Friday morning the teachers will
let in district groups, with the su-
fvisors in charge of the programs,
wuows: une, iM. ts. unesmut, ox
wiville; two, J. M. Osteon, of
tkmcham: thiw fi. Tearfiev. of
pant Gardens, and four, with Hal
Nanord, o Ashevule.
Jan To Complete
wood Streets Soon
ritli weather permitting, plans are
complete the surfacing of the
ts in Hazelwood this week.
rcfk was started Wpdnpdv
'""ig on the last coat on the sur
K Two previous coats have al-
f covering of the rock base with
ws completed last week and then
phalt was vnll..H in
F ;''n officials contracted with
rate highway commission to do
f'5' ani those in charge said that
foundation of the streets is in
' -excellent condition that the
r od streets should be one of the
m m the state.
ork On Crnhtrpp
pool Moving Fast
bnk work of the new $55,000
J at ( rabtree has been erected
first floor, according to Jerry
Fne hmg like 25 men are at work
re building, and work is moving
t a snt;0f !
. -o.oiMujf pace, n was
r'-h;n a ,.i, ... ... . ,
r"-v u, so ,t ,s expeciea
'Cfi 40 men will be employed
k Liner eo? J av . ...
fe tho v , -nat ne Planned to
building completed with tne
rt-ar or five ,.v.
Waynesville F.FA. Club
ncle Abe has done
unusual, and incorpor-
scores of popular
t?S f this wunty into
a Poem. This special poem
2? 0n Pe six of the
action of today's
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Thte is the local oluli of h uture Farmer of the avnexville llili School. In the h.i, ki nini.l
is the bus which is owned by the croup, iiiul m wh,. h ilicv have Jusi ienii nil liuui a lour f - vi i.il
iutht rn states. Kneelirm at the c:i..int' l iKht is. .1, '. Uroun. in'ti uclor of he clafs-. Just l. li:mt
Mr. Hrtiwn is O. K. Weatherby. print-. pal of the M-hocl. ami pi si to ilie left siatul- M . II. Howl. s. sup. r
mtt ndent .
Three Speakers On
Safety Program To
night At Hazelwood
Captain Farmer Of State High
way Patrol Ond Others To
Discuss Highway Safety
A la. Je crowd is expected to attend
the highway safety meeting at the
Huzelwood school tonight at eight
o'clock, at which time Captain C. P.
Farmer, head of the state highway
patrol. Arthur Fulk, director xif high
way public safety, and Coleman Rob
erts, president of the Charlotte Cham
ber of Commerce, will speak.
The meeting is being sponsored by
the Western Carolina Safety Council.
Heretofore the organization has
given its time to safety campaigns
within industrial plants. Now they
plan to include highway safety in t he
The meeting tonight wil bo in iharge
of li. K. Colkitt. Ho is being assisted
by 1.. .M. Kieheson and K. k I'revost.
All three of the speakers are well
known over the state, ami a large at
tendance is anticipated.
Making Surveys Oit
New Parkway Rts
Three Poposed Routes Are North
Of Highway No. 10. One Is
Near The Iake
75 Women Attended
Delegates From Western North
Carolina Gather Here For
Interesting All-Day Meet
Seventy-ive Women attended the
annual conference of the fifth area
of the American le gion auxiliaries of
the state which was held here at the
American Legion home on Wednes
day, with the local unit hostess for the
session. Mrs. J. B. Payne, Of Can
ton, vice state president and fifth area
The principal address of the day
was made by Mrs. C. P. Andrews, of
Charlotte, state president, who con
fined most of her remarks to national
defense. She also outlined the work
for the units, and was high in her
praise of the local group and the splen
did report of their activities. Miss
Aurelia Adams, of Charlotte, state
secretary and treasurer, also spoke
The meeting was opened with the
impressive ritualistic 'service of the
organization, followed by assembly
singing of national airs. Invocation
was given by Mrs. W T. Crawford.
Greetings of welcome were extended
by Mrs. E. B, Camp, president of the
local unit, Major J. Harden Howell,
commander of the Legion and Mayor
J. H. Way. Response was made by
Mrs. J. W. Reese, of Hendersonville.
The reports of the four districts in
the area were given by the four com
mittee women as follows: 17th by
Mrs. C. W. Neal, of Morganton. 18th
by Mrs. J. Harden Howell, 19th by
Mrs. Nahan Patla, of Hendersonville,
and 20th by Mrs. Gilmer Jones, of
The Waynesville unit was awarded
the prize of $5.00 which had been 'of
fered by Mrs. Payne for the first unit
to obtain their membership quota.
Mrs. Luther Allen, of Asheville,
Was nominated fifth area chairman,
and her election will be confirmed at
the state meeting in July. Two in
vitations were extended the group for
the next annual meeting, one from
Forest City and another from Ruth
erf ordton, with the latter accepted;
The following vocal numbers adfled
to the day's program: "In the Garden
of Roses," by Miss Mildred Crawford,
accompanied by Miss Grace Crocker;
"Menrories," and "My Own U. C," by
Miss Ida Jean Brown, accompanied by
Mrs. W. L. Matney, and two numbers
from the opera "Irene," Mrs. Fred
Martin, accompanied by Mrs. Matney.
Serving as pages were Miss Hasel
tine Swift and Miss Sara Jane Walk
er of Waynesville, and Miss Doloreas
Holtzclaw and Miss Betty McCracken,
of Canton. ;
The assembly rooms were reeorated
in quantities of yellow and blue flow
ers, the Legion colors. The following
local chairmen were responsible for
the successful arrangements for the
day: Luncheon, Mrs. Hurst Burgin,
registration, Mrs. Roy Campbell, hos
pitality, Mrs. J. Harden Howell, and
decoration, Mrs. Chas. Burgin.
Delegates were present from Boone,
Lenoir, Morganton, Newland, Black
Mountain, Asheville, Canton, Oteen,
Marion, Burns ville, Rutherf ordton,
Forest City, Henderson vile, and
Will Receive A. B. Degree
From Duke University
Frank Ferguson, Jr., will receive
bis A, B. degree from Duke Univer
sity on June the 7th. Mr. Ferguson
taught last year in the junior high
school, and has taught for several
years in the township schools,
Soco Gap Dance
Team Thrills Large
The -Soco Gap Dance team and that
of Canton, have returned from Chi
cago, where they attended the national
folk festival, taking a part on the
The following account of their ar
rival in Chicago from the Chicago
Daily Tribune will be of interest lo
cally: "Mountain Folk arrive dressed
as City Slicker A bus load of moun
tain folk from the high clearings of
the Great Smokies arrived in Chicago
to take part in the evening session
of the National Folk Festival, at
Orchestra Hall. They had been re
cruited from the country around
Waynesville and Canton.
"Many of tnose mountain folk were
rather a shock to those of the audi
ence who had expected black slough
hats and bare feet. The men wore
white trousers and dark coats, the
girls modish white dresses. All this
aroused suspicion that they might
"But no matter. The rdanees are
primitive and authentic and the music
unmistakably folkish. These steps
and tunes were hidden beyond the
passes of the Smokies for centuries
and were known to the fore fathers
of these g iy boys and girls long be
fore the railroad and highway brought
the outside world to the Smokies.
Those s Huffing square dances with
music that becomes intoxicating by
its very monotony and ceaseless rep
itition, were loudly applauded."
l Boys Complete
j Many Projects
Partial Summary of Accomplish
ments Of Agricultural Stu
dents (Jiven 15y Their
Rev. O.C. Landrum
Beginning 9th Year
At H-wood Church
Rev. O. C. Landrum, pastor of the
Hazelwood Presbyterian church, will
begin his ninth year as pastor of that
church on Sunday morning. ;
During the nine years that he has
been pastor, there ha sbee.n a material
growth in the church. There is now
being eercted a modern brick church
on Main street which the congregation
will soon occupy.
Besides being pastor of the Hazel
wood church, Rev. Mr. Landrum holds
services at the White Oak Presby
terian church once a month.
Bible School Ends
Course At H-w ood
Special graduation exercises will be
held at the Hazelwod Presbyterian
church Friday at 7:30 for the students
of the vacation Bible school, which has
been in progress there two weeks. The
average attendance has been 55, and
about 75 have enrolled. "
The school has been conducted by
Boyd Underwood, a student of Col
umbia Seminary, Atlanta.
Thursday evening, a picnic supper
will be held by the pupils of the school.
The public is invited to attend the
exercises on Friday evening. This will
be in the form of a pageant.
(By J. C. Brown.)
Preliminary to the beginning of the
program of actual teaching last Sep
tember a survey was made of each
boy's home farm, to determine the
type of teaching and supervised pro
gram that would be necessary to train
a boy in the Waynesville community
to go into the business of farming.
The survey disclosed, among other
things, that 'there' was a total of 3tt5K
acre represented and of these 1 0S2
acres in in cultivation (much of the
remaining lands being devoted to pas
tui-e, with improved and unimproved,
some is devoted to forestry and a
small portion of the total is waste
land) 30 per cent of the farms pro
duced some hardwood timber, 78 per
cent had apple orchards, some very
small and none of great acreage.
There were no fruit trees whatever on
20 per cent of the farms represented.
Tobacco, I ri.sh potatoes, beef, dairy
ing, wheat, corn , represented some
of the major enterprises, however,
wheat and corn were more important
as contributory enterprises. On one
farm trucking was a major enter
prise. Many other crops were grown,
but not as major enterprises.
Fifty '.per 'cent of the pupils lived
in painted house.s, anil 50 per cent of
the hollies were two story, 20 per cent
have electricity and 30 per cent have
running water. 95 per cent of the
farms had a cow, but 32 per cent pro
duced no meat (hog) anti 2(i per cent
kept no hens.
Sixty-seven boys have completed
their home supervised practice work
which discloses that they began two
hundred twenty-five projects. Of the
two hundred twenty-five started two
hundred twelve were completed, or
944 .'.per cent. Coin represented the
greater 'number, of projects with fifty-
two projects. Twenty-three boys com
pleted projects in Irish potatoes
which represented seventeen acres.
I -Ten. boys grew six and one-half acres
of tobacco. One hundred twenty-five
J acres of legumes were grown and
turned under as soil improvement
A total of 15,722 hours were re
quired of the boys to complete -tHeir
projects. In calculating the income
boys were allowed ten cents per hour
for labor on projects. The total cred
its for all projects amounted to
$15,729.80, does not represent cash
income in all cases, but farm value
of produces in many instances. If
amount for labor be added to this it
gave a labor income of $11,301.03, or
an average labor income of $167.00
per boy, Quite a few had an income
of far below this figure while many
had incomes far above this figure.
The lowest income was slightly be
low $25.00, the highest above $1,100.00.
This latter boy's program included
dairying, Irish potatoe, pasture, cover
crops, beef cattle and corn.
'' Two boys were forced to take only
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Sherwood Forest To
Be Open For Three
Days To Fishermen
(J. C. Plott, game warden vf the
county, announces that Sherwood For
est, government lands, will again be
open to the public, for a three day
period, Friday, Saturday and.' Sunday,
4, f and tith.
For the three days of last -month
when this property was tlmiwn open
2il persons took advantage of the
fishing privileges, wiith a total of
2.110 fish caught.
Fishing license sales of thi year
amount so far, to more than 40 pel
cent gain over the same period of.
last year. During the rmmth of May
the sales totaled $674 which was more
than $200 of May, 1936.
Mr. Plott attributes the gain in
the sa.leof fishing- licenses and the
general interest in fishing to the pro
tection and restocking of streams,
which have been so thoroughly observ
ed on government holdings.
ing Hazelwood Bldg.
V. M. Rhea is remodeling the old
theater building in Hazelwood for a
general merchandise store. ;
He has put in a new front, and made
several major improvements on the
building in the past few days.
Main Street Building
Receives Coat Paint
The building on Main street, next to
the Citizens Bank building, which
was formerly known as the Royal Ice
Cream Parlor, has been given a
coat of white paint, both inside and
Buried On Monday
Funeral services were held on Mon
day afternoon .-.at '2:30 o'clock 'at the
Katclitf Cove Baptist church, for
Milliard Jenkiins, 22, who died at his
home On Fast street, early Sunday
monring, following a brief ilness.
The Rev.. ' Otis Ituriiette r.llieiated.
Burial Was in Pleasant Hill cemetery,
at Clyde. .
Pallbearers were George Sisk, Hom
er Sisk, Willie Wright, Walter Gallo
way, Mack Frazier, and Rufus Mel
ton. Flower girls were nieces and
members of the Fast Waynesville
Sunday school clas.s.
Surviving are his mother, Mrs.. J. R.
.Jenkins, four ln-others, Mack, Mark,
Marion and Lester Jenkins, and three
sisters,' Mis. Nelson Galloway, Mrs.
I). S. Cabe, and Mrs. George Galmway.
Mrs. C. W. Bailey Is
Funeral In Atlanta
Mrs. C. W. Bailey was called to
Atlanta ynsterdav mor'ninc on ac
count of the death of her sister, Miss
Clyde Stephens, who passed away
suddenly Tuesday night.
Although Miss Stephens had been
in ill health for several years, her
condition was not considered serious
until just a few hours before her
Funeral services will be held in
Atlanta at . ten o'clock Thursday
Mrs. Bailey and children will -.remain
in Atlanta for several days.
Adger House Opens
For The Season
The Adger House, one of the town's
most popular resort places, with an
accommodation for fifty guests, open
ed for the summer season on June the
first, with several guests, having al
Many improvements have been add
ed during the winter season. The
main house has been enlarged with
most of the rooms redecorated.
The house will again be under the
management of the owners, Mr. and
Mrs. H. W. Woodward, who have built
up such a splendid patronage.
It was learned here yesterday from
good authority, that engineers from
the bureau of Public Roads, in Wash
ington, are in this immediate aiea
flagging three proposed . routes for
the Blue Ridge Parkway between
Hull's Gap and Soco (rap.
All of the .three proposed new;
routes are north of Highway No. 10,
and do not touch the adopted route
after leaving Bull's Gap, which it
about ten miles oiist of Asheville.
It is understood from the same re
liable source, that one of the proposed
routes would come within a short dis
tance of Uike Junalusku. The other
two routes being just a little farther
The adopted route, as approved by
the state highway commission ami
Secretary likes, would, from Bull's
Gap. come to a point near Oteen, cross
Highway No. 10, then to Biltmore and
cross the rrench Broad river near
Ixmg Shoals bridge and then up the
Pisjiah range and around to the Bal
sams and then to Soco Gap.
The procedure for making the sur
veys, is tor the engineer of me bureau
of Public Roads to flag the routes.
Then the engineers of the state high
way department follow up these flag
route, making niaps of the contours
of the country. When these maps are
completed they are forwarded to the.
ollice of the bureau of Public Roads
in Washington for final adoption of
the best mute.
The mute of the parkway which has
Im'oo adopted was done in this man
ner. The completed nuips as made
by the state were sent to Washington, .
and are still there as far as can be
The action now being taken by the
engineers of the bureau of Public
Roads' is ent irely against the wishes
of the State Highway Commission, be
cause in a recent meeting, the com
mission adopted the following resolu
tion as recorded in the minutes of the
commission, regarding the parkway :-
"Commissioner Johnson moved that
the commission express its interest
in the early completion of the Blue
Kidge Parkway as already adopted,
and that chairman and any others
that he might designate, be instruct
ed to go to Washington at his earliest,
convenience! and confer with Scre
tary Ickes and others in authority
there, with a view of facilitating the
early construction of the parkway and
particularly the definite location of
that portion of it west of Asheville.
This resolution was unanimous '.jv
Chairman Frank L. Dunlap, in a
letter to Chas. E. Ray, Jr., chairman
of the Western North Carolina Ad
visory committee, said in part: "I
assure you that the highway Commis
sion is greatly interested in the Bluw
Ridge, Parkway: and at all times will
be glad to do its very Ix-st to secure
its final completion."
In view of recent developments re
garding the parkway, Mr. Kay has
called a special meeting of the advi
sory committee to meet in Canton next
Wednesday morning to make plans
for carrying on the program.
In connection with the park oik;
of the most recent developments,
was the action taken in 'Asheville'
last week, when a group met with
Governor .Gordon Browning, of Ten
nessee, and made plans for the Tonnes.
see Governor to discuss with Presi
dent Roosevelt, plans for acquiring
funds with which to purchase the
necessary acreage required to" form
ally open the park. At least $750,000
is needed to purchase the needed
Those, attending this meeting from.
Waynesville. were: L. N. Davis, W. T.
Shelton, and Cr.a K. Ray, Jr.t
and . Frank W. Miller. The group
from here felt ! that the Ten
nessee Governor thoroughly under
stood the park situation, and were
confident that he was on "the right
track" in his views. ,.
Mr. William Hannah will leave to
day for Raleigh, where he will at
tend a meeting tomorrow of the trus
tees of the University of North Car
olina. , .-
;..'. ', Ma. '. Min.
Wednesday . 85 .55
Thursday 86 53
Friday 84 5i
Saturday 86 iX
Sunday .86 5B
Monday 85 55
Tuesday 1 84 57