THE WAYNESVILLE MOUNTAINEER,
Published In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance of The Great Smokv Mountains National Park
WAYNESVILLE, N. C, THURSDAY, JULY 1, 193;
$1.50 IX ADVANCE IN COUNTY?
HflWKK TABES COUNTY AGENT
iott Will Remain Game-Fire Warden
Hasty in JNaming
XewMan To Place
ite Department Of Conserva-
. .1 n.n Jnnmunt Infpr-
For Cody Plott
and fire warden
will retain this
the fact that the
Ousted But Back
l' ''; l"" , ...
y , l ,. take over tne omee oi
as of today,
t: will not only have charge
aniC ll 'Ht'l UUIl 111 UOjnw'U,
ivnuim as fire warden, according
R. Spiiii!, district forester, "who
htiv the first of the week and
iaiiiiil matters to Chairman J. A.
fniitiriiiation of Mr, Spratt s
fVfl'SillM'll IS C.eCieU LU IL-ai.ll livit
week :' 'in Raleigh.
r; 'Spratt' explained that the State
ai'timiit el onservatlon and Ue-
pmfiit had employed Mr. Plott,
until ho failed to perioral his du
that ho would remain in then'
Iiy. Before going to the com- i
swims, .Mr, fcpratt contacted sev-
adijijf citizens in the county
bidiiiK Mr, Flott's work, and all
oitwl as being well .pleased with
way his duties had been filled.
The Department of Conservation
I'lupment, employ the entire staff.
eir men are given rigid examina-
Im, similar to a civil service exami-
uon, and the highest ranking one
appointed. County commissioners
Ive no right to make any changes of
rsonnol, Mr. Spratt said.
Mr. Spratt appeared before the
pmissuini-rs recently and made a
quest that the county increase their
toropriation for $400 a year to $800
fighting forest fires. As far as
bid be learned no action was taken
this. It was just a few hours after
request was made that the board
ed to replace Mr. Plott with Mr.
Mr. Spratt explained that if the
pmissiimers refused to make any
bropriation for forestry work, that
state law would uphold the Depart-
tnt of Conservation and DeveloD-
nt in collecting from Haywood one-
I cent foi- each acre of wooded land
the couiltv. Arrordinir to the offi-
lecords, this would mean that
y.wood. would have to contribute to
statu, each year $1,212.04.
The state and federal governments
a'ch each dollar that is voluntarily
into the fund by the county. It was
"tod out that the $400 from the
WW and-, a like amount from the
ate, is not sufficient to carry on the
cessary work in the eonntv.
Mr. Boyd was named to take up the
Jti.es of fire warden as of Julv first.
state department. -however, has
trfiod Mr. pltt to continue in his
Pc'ty as for the past three years.
'he aitiilll on tha r,Q.f nf tVio nnm..
fimois was the source of much
mrrient (lurimr the rmsr. week.
Will Seek Permission of Court
To Issue Hospital Building Bonds
Out Of Office
oiy ;. plott
Fish Put In Streams
Fish Hatched And Grown At
Morrison Hatchery At Bal
sam, 50,000 More In Fall
Most Stores Will
Close Monday At
10, For The Fourth
As The Mountaineer went to
press, no formal program had
boon planned for Monday, in cele
bration of the Fourth. The bank,
post office and all offices at the
court house with the exception of
the sheriff's oflice will be closed.
The merchant's committee of
the Chamber of Commerce, issued
the following statement yester
day: ,, w
"The merchants division of the
Chamber of Commerce, request'
that all stores close Monday, July
5th. Most of the merchants have
indicated' they will close at ten
o'clock Monday morning. All
boarding houses, hotels and house
wives are urged to do their shop
ping before ten o'clock Monday
morning, July 5th."
Acting on the suggestion of the hos
pital board, the county commissioners
have voted to issue bonds for $.10,000
with which to build an addition to the
Haywood County Hospital m order
to relieve the over-crowded conditions.
The first notice of the bonds, being
issued is published in the legal col
umns of this paper today.
The local .government commission
has held that no board of "commission
ers in the state could issue bonds fur
hospital construction without the vote
of the people, unless such a measure
is an emergency.
The 'hospital .board foi ls that ihe
necessity of building an addition to
the hospital is an emergency measure,
as the institution was built for a 5 fi
lled hospital, and during the past few
yearn has aired for an average of,
80 paiticnts daily.
A friendly suit will be entered
against the plan, in order to get the
permission of the court. 1 If the. .court
upholds the action of. the board, it is
known that the Puke. Foundation is
interested in the ''addition, anil will
(I'on'inueil on back page)
J fC 1
V. I SM1I II
Of Haywood County Masons To Gather Here For
Three-Day Summer Assembly
One hundred thousand fish have
been planted in the public fishing
streams of Haywood county since the
first of June, under the supervision of
G. C. Plott, county fish and game pro
tector, according to a report recently
released by the Morrison Fish Hatch
ery, from which the fish were obtained.
The fish were delivered in state
trucks, by Leo Reiger, superintended
ent of the hatchery, who gives the
following distribution of fish in the
streams of the county: Brook trout
were planted in Wykles Fork Creek,
10,000; Campbell's Creek, 10,000; In
dian Creek, 10,000; Mt. Sterling Creek,
10,000; Little East Fork River, 10,000;
Hungry Creek, 10,000; Ugly Creek.
8,000, and Wilkins Creek, 8,0000.
Rainbow trout were planted in
Hemphill 4,000; Crawford's Creek,
10,000, and in Pisgah Creek, 10,000,
making a total of 100,000 planted in
the county. The fish measured from
1 Vi inches to six inches in length.
Plans are to have distributed in the
fall 50,000 more fish from the Morri
son Hatchery, for the streams of the
county, according to Mr. Plott.
Plans Made To Bury Memorial
Chest At Black Camp Gap
On Monday Afternoon-
Cannery At Hazel
wood To Start On
1. E. Barr Looks For
Of Berries To He
Half Cent More
Fifl y Tons
pack From Hotel Con
vention In Charlotte
B. Reddingfield, manager of the
a'mtr House and the T..Faino HJnincr
;m . returned this week from the
nnual. cor.vention of the Southern
!ih ''d has been a member
. e asswiation for many years. He
that the nature of this year'i
iu a. "p0od wiU trip" for this
as con.dered. by hotel mana-
every section of the South,
L;d ' Vas encouraged over the co-
' """a promised.
j nat, and other interesting
sPrts items will be found
on page eleven of this issue
Mr. New Accepts
Position In W. Va.
Albert New, Jr. left on Tuesday for
Charleston, West Va., where he has
accepted a position with the Carbide
Company, of that city. He has been
here for the past fortnight with hia
parents, the Rev. and Mrs. Albert
New. ' .
Mr. New is a graduate of the Uni
versity of North Carolina, after which
he continued his education at the
University of Michigan, from which
institution he was given his masters
degree in science last week. At both
universities Mr. New made unusual
Bible Class Has
37 In Attendance
The Citizens Bible Class of which
J. R. Morgan is the teacher, with the
classes held each Sunday morning at
10 o'clock in the town hall, had an at
tendance last Sunday of 37.
On Sunday, July the 4th, Captain
Cecil Brown and Lt. Colton, of the
Mountain Corps of the Salvation
Army, will address the class. The
members are planning to bring their
wives and the public in general has
been invited to attend, and hear of the
i work that is being accompnsnea in
the county, through the solvation
Hailing from as far west as Oregon, I
Minnesota, Nebraska and Ontario,)
Canada, visiting York Rite Massons I
from fifteen states will begin arnv j
ing Saturday for the special summer i
assembly of the (irand Council of i
North Carolina, Royal and SelecfMas-
ters, which opens a three-day session
at the Mansonic Temple, Monday, j
July 5th. ' I
Featuring the public program of i
the assembly will be the ceremony,
Monday afternoon, of 'the burial of a
memorial chest in a vault at the Black
Camp (lap, entrance to the (treat
Smoky Mountains National Park. The
chest will not be opened earlier than
June ti, l!tW. One of the principal
features of the executive program is i
the conferring of the Select Master
degree in a secluded spot 'atop 'one of
the peaks of the Great Smokies at sun
set on a class of candidates.
All Grand Councils of the United
States and .Canada 'have', .been offi
cially invited to include some memen
to in the memorial deposit and accord
ing to a statement; lrom l. J roy
Wyche, Past Grand Master and gen
eral, chairman, many interesting items
are now coming in. Colorado send
ing a triangle made from the key log
of a Masonic building erected 79 years
ago at Parkville, Colo., which is now
a ghost town, South Dakota, mineral
ore from the Black Hills, Oklahoma, a
coin that was taken from their me
morial deposit made in 1909 and open
ed in 1935, Kansas, an official badge
that Was used in 1927 when Kansas
made a pilgrimage to the top of Pikes
Peak for the purpose of making a
similar deposit. Western Canada, an
autographed Masonic document con
taining the inscription: "Coronation of
George VI on May 12, 1937."
:, The .Waynes vtlle' Chamber of Com
merce are entertaining the visitors
and their ladies with fried chicken
served in the clouds on Heintooga
Bald at 6:00 o'clock Monday afternoon
which Will be augmented by the picnic
baskets of the local Masons and others
whom have been invited to attend.
A motorcade of at least 125 cars is
expected to leave the Masonic Temple
at 2:30 p. m., stopping at Black Camp
Gap for the ceremony of the burial
of the memorial chest and thence to
Heintooga Bald for the supper. The
second days outing .will. be. a .motor
cadecade to High Hampton, with sev
eral stops en route; dinner at Frank
lin, visit to the Dry Falls and other
interesting points, returning via the
Visiting Ohio Masons will play a
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TltOV WY in:
Mrs. Dillon Resigns
As Member Of Stafl'
Of Dist. Health Unit
Announcement was made public this
week of the resignation ,ol .Mrs. Jean
T. Dillon, who has served as supervi
sor of public health nursing in the dis
trict health department, of which Hay
wood county is a part, for the past
two and a half years. Mrs. Dillon re
signed in May, with her resignation
to take effect in August.
Mrs. Dillon recently returned from
Washington, I). C, where she spent
several days in consultation with the
officials of" the Children's Bureau and
the U. S. Public Health Service, re
garding her future work.
Mrs. Dillon who has had a wide ex
perience if) all classes of public health
work, has done an outstanding piece
of work in this district, having had
a large part in the organization of the
health work in Haywood and the
other counties, and in putting before
the people the importance of health
She came to this section from
Charleston, West Virginia, upon the
recommendation of Dr. M. V. Ziegler,
regional consultant, the United States
Public Health Service, the district
comprises North and South Carolina,
(Continued on back page)
The Haywood Mutual Cannery, at
Hazolwood, will begin operation on
July 5th or tith, according to J. K.
Hai r, general manager of the Land ()'
The Sky Association. Ihe first, pro-
Mine! to be canned will be blackberries.
I All indications are that (here is a
bumper crop this vear, and the puce
paid bv the cannerv will be a hall
cent per pound higher than last year.
! Last vear the price was two and
ia half cents. I Ills vear three cents
I will be paid, and according to Mr.
Barr, about futy Ions .should be gath
ered anil brought to the cannery at
Ilaclwood. If this runs true, the
blackberry crop will bring a total of
During, light seasons, . as many as
thirty-five toils have been sold at the
I "The bean anil tomato crops are
encouraging,'' Mr; Karr said. ''With
a little rain, I feel thai Ihe farmers
Will have a better crop this year than
i during I he past four years."
I : The cannery has larger acreage con-
tracts this year for beans, and. tonia
toes than al any tune during the past
I four years.
J. (;. Krown, vocational agricultural
teacher in the WaynesviHo lownship
High school, has been notified by lal
H. Stafford, district supervisor tit
agriculture, that William McCracken,.
has been adjudged to have the bosl
supervised practice program of any
boy enrolled m the vocational agricul
tural classes in the state. Approxi
mately 10,000 boys are taking the
course, and were competing, ior wns
This honor carries with it a fiee
trip for the winner in the state, and
his teacher to the Congress of the
Future Farmers of America, which
will be held in Kansas City sometime
Young McCracken's program includ
ed dairying, feed crops, beef cattle,
Irish potatoes, and soil conservation.
The labor income derived from his
projects was around S1;.H)0 for the
past year, which means a net income,
plus 10 cents an hour for his actual
William is the son of Mr. and Mrs.
W. Crawford McCracken. He is fif
teen years of age, while the average
age of the 10,000 boys taking the same
course he has had for the past three
years, is between 16 and 17. He will
be a member of the senior class in the
high school in September. He is ac
tive in the local Boy Scout troop, havr
ing recently been promoted to a Star
Scout. ' : ' '
New County Agent
Expected Here In
The Next Few Days
At Present County Ajjent Of
Davie County, Will Succeed
W. I). Smih, Kflective
K. K. Smithwick, in. of Mocksville,
Davie county, was elected hv a vote
of six to one. to assume the duties of
county farm agent of Haywood county
as of today, by Ihe board ot com
missioners in a special session last
Saturday morning. Mr. Smithwick
succeeds W. 1 Smith.
Mr. Smithwick, in a wire to ( hair
nian .1. A. Lowe yesterday morning,
accepted the place, ami said he would
arrive here short Iv.
Mr. Smithwick. together with Fred
Sloan, district agent, appeared be
fore the board Saturday morning.
Members of .Ihe hoard talked the mat
ter over with Mr. Smithwick before
the question was voted upon.
At the outset, . D. Smith was
nominated, and the nomination sec
onded, and then Mr. Smithwick was
nominated. Ihe vote was six lor Mr.
Smithwick and one for Mr. Smith.
The commissioner seconding the nom
ination for Mr. Smith voted for Mr.
Sill'. ll Il k.
The newly elected agent left here
for a week-end visit in Franklin short
ly alter the meeting adjourned. F.f
forts to contact him were futilf. It
is, understood that he : formerly lived
in 1'ianklm and has been county agent
in 'Davie county lor the past several
Soon after the election ot Mr.
Smithwick, township rcommittocmcii
drew! up a letter, in which they set
Idrth their resignation as .committee
men under the present farm program.
Their letter was as follows:
"We the undersigned committeemen
of the soil conservation committee of
Havwood county do hereby tender our
nsignation to take effect if the state
and board of county commissioners
fail to retain W. D. Smith, and pledge
on I support to each other lo fight
againsl corrupt policies, and to stand
togither for the interest of the farm-
i s of I lav wood counl v. '
It was rumored in aynesville Wed
niMlav that a number of the commit
ti linen had reconsidered their action,
and had decided to serve. I his, bow
ivii. could not bo confirmed by any
member of the committees.
It was pointed out bv some leading
f.u liters, however, that unless they
Inl serve mat all chocks ior uns years
p.iMiieiits would be held up, an I the
piogiam suspended until next. June..
An authentic statement as to this fact,,
was not confirmed, as all ofbcials weie
pione to withhold any statements,
pi tiding the acceptance of the place by
Mi Smithwick and his arrival here.
At the special meeting Saturday
morning, the. commissioners voted to
retain Miss. Margaret Smith, home
demonstration agent. Miss Smith and
W. D. Smith; are not related. Miss.
Smith has filled, this oflice for the.
past several years, and has organized
about l 5 home demons) rat ion clubs
among the women of the county..
Former, county agent Smith told
The Mountaineer yesterday that he
had no statement to make regarding
thi action of the commissioners. He
did sav, however: 'T have made this
m home, and intend to remain here.
1 have no statement to make regard
ing in v -.immediate future plans. I
will- however, make a statement with
in the next week or ten days."
Mr. -.'Smith assumed the duties of
lonntv agent three and a hait years
ago. At the time ho was named, he fill
ed an unexpired term. He was teacher
of vocational agriculture, in-the- Way-
nesville high i-ehool when hp was ap
pointed count v agent. He was teach
er in the1 local school for over six
years. Mr. Smith has been actively
connected with the farmers of Hay
wood for the past ten years.
Before corning to Haywood, he
taught for a number of years in
Mississippi. He is a graduate of the
Mississippi State College, and did
graduate work at Peabody anu Van
He has identified himself with the
awe, social and religious life, of the
community..- He has been president
of the local Rotary Club, and is a
member of the Presbyterian church.
Several years ago he bought a homo
On : the first Monday in June, the
commissioners named W.-Riley Palmer
as county agent, but Mr. Palmer de
clined the place the day after it was
tendered to him.