fHE Wayne sville
Published In The County Seat of Hayvood County At The Eastern Entrance of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
rKl) YEAR NO. 26.
WAYNESVILLE, X. C. THURSDAY, .U'LY 8. 1937
$1.30 IN ADVANCE IN COUNTY
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Here This Week-EndTurbyf ill Corner
At Lake For Duke Day Program
. . .
homiwnt mock uaiser aim,
fiU-mtT. Killed At Cove t reek i
hen Car Turns Over
h) Hutu mi racken, wno nas xvitn
I pari) " n iiuur. , .......
j()a afl nnn around 5:30 o'clock
..,b a livhini; Irll on lataloochee, re
tired !';it;il injuries, wncn ine car,
.jjjd, h, a driving, turned over
itra! unit- and rolled down a steep
Ihi' accident occurred on
beyond Cove (.'reek
Mr. Mct'racken attempted to pass
car pat kcil on the side of the road
Ihrn life accident occurred. Kooert
jlnur ami Lower' Caldwell are said
j haw been the occupants oi ine car,
y oe witnesses to the accident.
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fhfv, ii n naiau urpt'ii, who passeo
Iwrtlj after, brought .Mr. McCrack-
aml lite party into the, Haywood
)!:. Mi ( i arken sullcred head ami
ii:,;.! injuries "and was conscious
,y ,1 .-.'.'lit . while . after- lie was
;&;' t. the hospital, lie lived
;:u . .(w 1 1 1 1 -four hours, death oc-
roit:-.at.-J:50 o'clock on Tuesday
"Others . i it thu party who received
:!y -slight injuries were: C, T. No
:;J, lien Xoland, and Vincent Davis,
Iho kft the hospital following med-
ul attention, and b red Ferguson, who
ufftitil a broken color bone, and was
:schargcd yesterday from the hos-
Mr. McCracken was in his fifty-sixth
Itar. He was the son of the late E.
I Mi s. Margaret McCracken. He
Ms a prominent farmer and stock
falser in the county and had for sev-
tral years in addition to his farming
ftivities served as a construction
lurtmair for the State Highway and
Pupblic Works commission.
Last rites were conducted for Mr.
llcCracken on Wednesday afternoon
Parker's Chapel on Crabtree, at
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Criminal Court i
Will Convene On i
Monday, Julv 12
Four Homicide Cases On Docket1
Cor Trial, l.arue Number 01 !
I On Main Street
Bought By City
C mi i t . whic
h Isink, ol Lexington,
.1 t be ti nit ol Superior
i ull eonvetu' lu re on
i h. 1 he docket is
. Altlti K
i 'it ii i ii vi' w . r. i i:v
flayunoil county made a net gain of
r'e tea, hers for the coming school
nn. according. 'to Jack Messei-'
pwmten,.e,u of education, this week. .
Iht state school commission granted
n ti'a teacher for the hioTn 'eohnnt
frt't' and at Uethpl anA -vivo
''Hentary teacher at I?.tlw.l An
x.a rvich School and nlmtov.,. t
will be added at Crabtree.
'.' I'lir Bflld school vVii.h noc An.
a.,;,l s .., ' ' v...
d closed -'.
ounty Makes Net
Gain Of 3 Teachers
For Coming Term
PM (iets 1 Kfr:i Ti.:wh.r
Crab! i-ee 2. Big Bend School
Will Be Closed
' 1 i
i ii nkfel. .L'ili.iMnrlioiiiiiiJ
h i i
in lii. mi
lor trail at- t
or live aiitonu
I in . I. .iiel a mi
iloniuiiil will ci
1 be caleiulai
eases ol driving 11
ol nit o ic: i lit s . and
pel IV eillellses.
1 be lollowing N 11
lor t be n eek :
I.. M. heeler. 1'ig
tine. a. nesville;
lieavei ila in : . 1!. 1
U . .-v I'lun, lii
' . scheduled
ses will be
i's ol alia li-
in the rur
i. . fl.YIHO It. IIOKV
eon: H. I!al
'ostoii. l-.asl I',
A. I,. .Moon. I
' nc , ,
liree years has been nvdpr.
whI the Vaynesville elemen
' S will have one less tcach
"t 157 teachers have been
'' county, Mr. Messer said,
n ili ci
"tolled. These figures do
he Canton schools.
'! 'SaKi that he looked for
x leplacements in school
ear, and at least one new
,lU'. Nothing definite has
ll ,n tk: 1
tl ..: v" mis, However.
b -i.iotue school building, which
j a h.gh and elementary school
r.iui.n, v,ii be ready for the
ar,, '1 Khnl- Jerry Liner, con--,
'Mulshing the work forward
"'rr' r fai(1 that aU the tcach-
v 'A n,amed by next week and
. f .niplete list would be given
Fi"o Variety Iris Roots
Duke Day Will Be
Held On 12th; Dr.
Few Is Speaker
The annual Duke Dav, held in con
nection with the Duke Summer School,
at Lake Junaluska, will be held on
Monday, July 12, according to Dr.
Paul N. Garber, who is in charge of
the Duke Summer School.
Dr. W, P. Few, president of Duke
University, and Dean A. K. Manches
ter, will be the principal speakers on
the formal program which will follow
an old-fashioned dinner at six o'clock
on the grounds at the auditorium.
The program will be given in the au
ditorium of the lake, with Dr. Tom
Stringfield, of Waynesville, giving the
address of welcome.
The program Will be in charge of
Henry Dwire, in charge of alumni
relations of Duke. The .music-will be
under the direction ol Mrs. II. K.
Dr. Garber reported that this veal's
summer school was the largest, in the
four years that the school has been
established at the lake. 1 his year 205
pupils are enrolled. Of this number
73 are from Haywood countv, and the
others represent 25 states. :
The school started l!).'.:! with 127,
and has steadily grown since that
New County Agent
Expected Here To
day Or Tomorrow
Robert K. Smithwick, newlv ap
pointed countv agent for this county,
said last week-end that he would prob
ably arrive here bv this morning to as
sume his dut les.
Mr. Smithwick was here making ar
rangements about a house lor he and
his wife, and said that he expected to
have all arrangements made bv I hurs
dav of this week, and move here and
take charge of the olbce.
1 he new county agent, is leaving
Mocks ville, after spending 1H months
as countv agent of Davie county. He
lore going to Davie countv, be was
assistant atrent in Iredell county.
Prior to that he was a member ol the
faculty of the Franklin High school
for two years.
Mr. Smithwick graduated from high
school at-Apex, 'and four years later
conipleted his .studies at State College,
Vertlain; .1. h. ( hilders. Hoax enlani :
! h. V. Oweiibv, Waviiesville; W II
l'i e osi . U a nesville ; loin tiiiv. lii'a
erilain; . L. 1'hai r, I'lgooii : Uol.ei I
Sutton, 1-i lies (reek: (. liav. Jr..
Waviiesville: W. 11. I loll iiH'-su on b.
Waynesville; .1. W. Ifovd. a ynesv ille :
Ilel.iuari l!tll gess. .loiial ball : 1 V Jus
tice. I rabtree: (iradv Walker. Fines
( reek; K. K. I,; Katelitl, W aynesville;
I . W . talbev, Pigeon: . I.awson
Messer, W hite Oak; Marshall Messer:
Jonathan; John Palmer, Clyde.
l'or the second week the lollowing
will make up the jury list:
Andv I l azier, t ecil ; John Campbell,
Ivy Hill; J. II. Sinatbers, W avnesvllle;
V . L. Humgarner, lieaverdani; C. S.
l'reel Heaverdam; Homer V est, Clyde;
J. Iv'. Hardin, Pigeon; Ira Massey,
Cecil; II, A. Fie, Ivv Hill; H. D. Gools
by, lieaverdani; D. P. Shook, lieaver
dani; C. 1). ( reasman, Waviiesville;
Ihomas A ai borough, V Into Oak; L.
11. Featlieiw I, Jonathan, Howard
I.eatberwood. ( Ivde: Waldo Green.
I ines ( reek : W. . Davis, -('rabtree;
Charlie.- Medforil, lion Dull'.
(YD. Welch Slijihtlv I
Hotter After Heart I
Attack Over Week-Endl
i Commissioners Held
Quite -.Session Mon.
Now On TaxMatters
SillniH As A Hoard Ol K(iiali
zalion. Ilea lino ( omplainls
General routine matters, and elear
ing the slate lor the commissioners to
J Architect Now At Work On
j Plans l or New ( itv Hall.
I Purchase Price 1 0.(100
I be I own ol W a ium die b.is pur
chased (he I in In lill pi oji. i lN en Vi.iiu
slu et, just across I rom I lie post olliee,
ami plan to conxcrl tin- building in(
a modern n hall ami lire department,
"lib ample space lor ma or - court tut
tile second Moor, ll w a- leal lied bv
Ille Mountaineer Ne-leid.iv
Work is going ahead mi ibe lagal
papers, and Ille propiit is expected
lo be signed over lo (lie town shortly.
Ille cilv olbcials have ion I railed lit
pay slO.000 lor the properlv, winch
lii.nls 72 feet on Main slreel. anil
Mayor I. II. Wax slated cslcidiiv
that an architect has been here and
consulted with the (own olbcials rc
gardiii; rcniodebng the building, and
is expected (o submit plans and sug
gestions witbin the new week.
In todav-s paper. I he town ol Wav
IH : i!e is adverl ising lor . ille sale
ol bends. amounting lo su.;iimi with
w Inch to pay lur t lie pi up- i t :
Max or . a v . ropo-rtcil Ih.-it large
niiioli'-i- ol sub, tanl la l 1 .1 pavei s liave
been .eeiisulleil about I be put i-base, and
1 1 buv'
begin their work as
board was all that
1 lie conmiissioner
equalization board d
Weeks until Julv 2n
ers of I be count v on I
Any complaint must.
boa id before Julv 261 b
xvill lake it for grand
assessed valuation is
xull sit as an
' the next three
to bear laxpav
e new valuation,
be made to t be
, or t be olbcia Is
d t bat t be new
sal islaetorv lo
C I). Welch, vice president and
general manager ol the ( raniei ton
Mills, Inc.,-and. a prominent' figure- in
the. textile -industry, sullered a heart
attack over the week-end. at. Ins home i
in ( ramerti.n. His condition was re-I
ported critical for. several days, hul l
is now slightly improved. j
Mr, Welch is a nat ive of W avnes
ville, and is t be son of the late Mr:
and Mrs. Lucius M. Welch. I
I r. illiam Sloan, who is a .member
of the stair of-the W o. .bud II. i . nu
ll'. spital, of i-lsoiij-. arrived (lin ing
the week to s)end several weeks bol e
with his family..
1 be sebei
I- i lies ( i ci
dav, Julv K.
I..r Hearings are a:
and W bite ( )ak. 'l b
Iron : Duir, Fri.lav,
and advised the ollieril
propel t y a t once.
Present plans are lo have the build
ing house all ol the' (own olbces, in
cluding a city lull. 1 he fire depart
ment will be in the building, and the
sheet and water departments and
shops xvill also be properly housed.
Another addition, will be a mayors.'
olbce anil a tax collectors ollue. At
present neither have ofhco space.
Ibe town clerk will have a larger
olbce space, and will mil be m the
same room with the lire trucks its. at
Ibe building ol a city jail will savo
I he town considerable in jail fees, it
was said. Mayor Way reported that
m May the town paid the countv
lor pn lees alone.
Ibe .greatest material saving will
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k, ( eeil and Pigeon. Moti
Mil 111. d
Hill and Jon;
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Quiet Fourth Is
17 i rested In Waynesville, 1 ."
Were ( harmed Willi .Be inn
Drunk, 2 Cor I hel l
Smi(l) Writes Lonj i
Letter To The Kditor
Chairman of Advisory Group
Urges That Parkway Be Built
Along Original Adopted Route i
: Snnlli, county agent, ol Ilav-
Nviiod until .July first; brought a let
h i- to the -.editor ol 1 be Mountaineer,
just at. press tune, In which he is set
ling.iiiit a statement--regarding his
being replaced ui ; the county agent,
I be letter was too lengthy to pub
lish this week, but. w ill appear next
Sheriff R. V. Welch
day that the Fourth
were the tpuelest he
f Julv holidays.
- c.;,., Mua,u"y of iris roots
oi tnem are very
HarA- u.," &y this week bv Mrs.
erontc none wishing to
as she r,Ta " ea t0 cal1 this week.
k. if t . ,s5ard them after this
. "yv caiied for.
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!x ( II S
an W. X.
John Ropers, Jr., 'ton of Mr. and
Mrs. John Ropers, Crafitree winner
of 4-H health contest for boys.
W hat is the P.lue Ridge Parkway ?
Where is it?
What is its significance to Western
hy is ahandoment of the Balsam
section being considered'?
These are questions frequently be
ing asked, and it is the purpose of tins
article briefly to answer (hem.
(jcograpinc-allv, the Blue Bidge
Parkway is to be a motor road con
necting the Great Smoky Mountains
National Park with the Shenandoah
National Park of southern irginia,
the southern end of which is just to
the west of C harlottesville. Leaving
the southern end of the Shenandoah
Park, it passes successively via Way
nesboro, Kuena Vista and Roanoke to
the irginia-North Carolina state line.
The distance .within Virginia approx
imately 207 miles as compared with
270 within North Carolina.
Leaving the state lins, trie parkway
passes ibout midway between Sparta
and Koarirg Gap and thence via Blow-.-
j- . i
ing Pock,. Linville, Ml. Mitchell, Crag- ,
gy Mountains, Pisgah, I ennesseu P.ald,.
Balsam Gap and thereafter to, Soco J
Gap and into the park.
With respect to the country through
which it passes, it- follows generally
the highest mountain ridge, reaching
in North Carolina, elevations exceed
ing f:0(J0 feet. The average elevation
in North Carolina exceeds that of A n
gima, our mountains being consider.
ablv. the higher,
. Historically, the parkway , was first
proposed about September, and
as a W PA project designed to provide
needed work, which at the same time
would provide an enuuiing useful
monument. In November, iy.-14.ap-.
proval was given by Secretary Ickes
to the route now under construction.
In June, 19.lt), the parkway was placed
under the supervision of the National
Park Service; construction being un
der the supervision of the U. S. Bu
reau of Public Roads. oi k is now
going forward and the writer esti
mates that not less than five years
will be required for completion of the
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I No disturbances of aiiv kind were re
I 'Ibe cilv poliee department wero
! kept, rather busy, however, in pulling
17 111 p-nl fiuiii haturdaV- imnir until
1 Mondav niehl . .All but wt-t-o
charged wnh being drunk.
Policeman- l al.lon an. I Downs, .'tr-
resled a 111.M1 late Sauirdav alter-
, lioon: which thev but h 1 eporl ed to be
; the "W ilile-l 'll link man ever eolilrOtlt
. ed. '. All three came out ol the allrav
bruised .-ni-1 -bleeding.---but the police
won. anil the man placed in jail-
I In- only oilier ca.-e to come up tn
llie courts Irotu over the week-end
involved (wo young W.avpesville boys; .
.who xvaiv.-d a bearing. Wednesday
niorniim- belore .Magistrate (.'.-P.. Atkinson,-
before whom tta-y appeared
charged with taking xvm els and tires'.
, from school busses stored .-.in the build
ing lornu-rlv occupied bv W atkin-s
i ( bevrolel Companv. 1 he tires were
I said to have Li-en sold,, and the two
I boys, Karl and Marvin Ihomason,
bi-others, xven- iirre.-
I and chiiri'-eil x ith
man .whom thev
fied as-- to, where
sted 111 Asheville.
n the thelt. alter the
solil the tires testi-
boys are out under Sitoo bond
Citizens Uible Class
Has Record Attendance
Miss Martha Wright: daughter . Ct
Mr. arul .Mrs. Harley Writnt. Canton
winner of 4-11 health eeir.ist for tirl.
At the regular meeting of tne Citw
zeiis Bible class which was held on
last Sunday morning tnere was a re
cord attendance of oa, including the
wives of many of the members.
Captain Cecil Brown and Lt. Colton,
of the Salvation Army had charge of
the service, with the latter making a