HE WAYNE SVILLE
Published In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance of The Great Smokv Mountains National Park
WAYNESVILLE. X. I'.. THl KSDAY. Al lil ST 12. 19.57
$1.50 IN ADVANCE IN COUNTY
1)1 i rii II.,
w&or Dai Celebration Plans Made 1 "isij
Littee Now At Rain Storm Washes
orkOn Elaborate Away Railway Track
plans For Sept. 6 just West Of Balsam
naville. Hazelwood And
!te Junaluska To Join In
jMammouth Event Labor
itne plan:- of the general com-
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I c&i.- 1,11 "M exituuiitie luuvi
ieIebraTk'11 for this community,
ajay. September sixth, with all
lefwowl, Waynesville and Lake
am Chambers, Jr., general
he, and his committees have
it work f.r some time on the
U and announce it will be one
it elaborate Labor Day cele--jevu'
staged in Western North
celebration will begin at nine
; in the morning with a parade
bttnue until midnight, A large
till provide music for the day,
iastrial League baseball game
morning, a soft ball game in the
.on, a dance, special entertain-
feitures, refreshments, and "in
kverjthinp to make the day one
be remembered," said Mr.
till athletic events are being
i pn, and this, together with
Mtffres of the day, will be an-
M soon. The plans are all
but the committee is working
program so different and unu-
at the formal program will not
Bounced for a week or so.
of the features of the day will
public watermelon cutting. A
pee has been named to buy
wtons. These will be free, it
committee, which met again on
W night of this week, and are
I? plans for the celebration, in-
William Chambers, Jr., Joe
Claud Allen. RalDh Prevost.
Shields, Rufus Gaddis, LeRoy
Carles Underwood, M. H.
Robert Hugh Clark, J. W.
C- M. Cooper, L. N. Davis. J.
''tz, 'Charles F.: Kno-lish -anA
Trains Delayed Only Two Hours
As Crews Hurry To Scene
And Repair Mile Of Tracks
Smith leturnpfi Tiimufaw f,
A. Ga., Whci'p VlQrl Koon
'Utenriptit . r.r u. ,-. . ,
I vi toe consonaatea
fe.f other pending matters,
I ,. tu ' position. lie
I0" his return ko tk.i tt. .
;'e Uorgia town was splendid
"'' they had O Xafrra m.o ;n
PWt, but otha,. j; f
Ra!'d to him more.
n statement to nake re-
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f - i-miis, oiner xnan 10
several offers. '.-.'."
c.r, t , . . . : : .
..dn naa as her guests
.-eek. Mr. and Mrs. Paul
kT '""uren. Miss Marga
bri n ,Mrs- Walter Hawk, of
2 v' ?Irs' Hawk formerly of
. . . uccn. resiaing ior
A typical mid-night Balsam rain
storm damaged a mile of track of the
Southern Railway just astof Willets,
along Scotts Creek, Tuesday night.
Crops along the Scotts Creek were
ruined. Sand and debris covered most
crops in the immediate area, while
the overflow washed down other fields.
The highway was undermined in
about six places, but traffic was able
to pass by running on the shoiildei-s
next to the bank. Bridges across the
creek were washed down stream, and
the bed of the creek widened three
times its normal width, and the bot
tom of the creek had gone down to
A special construction crew from
every point along the Murphy branch
of the Southern went to the scene at
six o'clock Wednesday morning, and
had repaired the track so that the 9:27
train from Bryson City ran through
here at 11:15.
All of the track was not washed out,
but just several fills, and one trestle.
The crew carried with them 10 car
of cinders, and the washed out fills
were soon repaired.
The work done Wednesday morning
was just temporary, and it is expect
ed that several days will be required
to get the tracks back to normal again.
Only a slight rain fell in Waynes
ville Tuesday night.
Killian Plans To Replace
Laundry With Modern Plant;
Damage Estimated At $30,000
Within Six Weeks
Total Cost Of Waynesville's .Mod
ern Armory Will He $:tS.2i:.
Is A Wl'A Project
To Discuss Fall
Crop Here On 19th
Cannery Officials Seeking 1 20
Tons Of Fall Spinach For
First Of Old Age
Mailed In Haywood
T. J. Cathey, county auditor,
mailed the first two old age as
sistance checks under tin' social
security act, in Haywood county,
on last Friday.
One of the checks, for $20. went
to Nancy Hannah Ewart, and the
other to Daniel E. Parker, for
$12.20, Canton, route two.
Other checks will be mailed just
as soon as they arrive from Ral
eigh. All checks or filled out in
Raleigh, and sent here for the
signature of the county auditor
and chairman for the board of
commissioners. : The money is de
posited in the First National
For every dollar the county
puts up, the state puts up one,
and the federal government two.
For aid to dependent children,
the county, state and federal
government each put equal
Maze Early .Monday Morning
Completely Destroyed Way
Dave Cabe Heads
III HnVWnnH I niintV The office force is now engaged in
.1, V. Killian was consulting with
contractors Wednesday morning re
garding plans for rebuilding at unci'
the Waynesville Laundry which burn
ed early Monday morning, causing a
damage of approximately $110,000.
Present plans are. to rebuild on' the
same site, in older that the water
power might be utilized, Mr. Killian
stated. The building will be of rock,
with a steel roof and tire proof. .More
floor space will be had in the new
building, and it will be modern
The blaze which destroyed the en
tire building and all contents, with the
exception of a few office records, was
discovered by the laundry fireman, Mr,
Sheehan, who lives near the boiler
The blaze spread quickly, and was
so hot that trees and corn 100 feet
away were scoitched.
Mr. Killian said yesterday that be
was satisfied that spontaneous com
bustion was the cause. A carload of
coal had been unloaded and piled next
to the wooden wall of the machine
shop ten days ago, and it is believed
that the fire caught the -wooden Wall
and spread from there to the roof
which had been painted with a roof
ing composition a few days before.
KKV. FRANK LKATII I'.RWOOI)
As moderator -of the Haywood BaP
liist ,' Association, ihe will, preside- at
the annual fwo-day meeting in Clyde,
August 1M.H and loth.
Meet At Clyde, 18
Two-Day Meeting Will
Fifty-Second Annual Session
Of Association. Program
Kvery etl'oit is being madi' to com
plete Way nesville's $rts.2 1 : armory
within six weeks. The Mountaineer
learned from W, K. Hreese, Wl'A A.l
minisl rator ' for this district Yester
day. I Work has been resumed, and the
armory will be completed on funds
provided by the county board of com
missioners. The board reached the decision to
appropriate $-4,2.riO to complete the
armory from the 10M7-H8 budget. The
former board of commissioners had
obligated the county for this amount,
which is equal to what the town of
Waynesville contributed in cash.
Twenty-seven men are at work oil
the armory; and according to Mr.
! Hreese "every effort will be made to
.complete the building within six
Wl'A will have an investment .of
approximately $.'10,000 in the building;
when it is completed, it was learned.
! The project was approved in Sep
tember, 10o(), and actual construction
began the middle of October.
; All workmen were called from the
I job about , nine first when funds gave
out. The amount being put into the
, project by the county will complete it,
The board of commissioners agreed
to invest $4,250 in the armory after
j the town had offered to give the Coun
! ty a deed for the equity in the build-
1 The county gave the town the old
Mark '0" town in turn exchanged
trial lot ior tne site on which the
armory is being built, plus soine ad
justments on certain fax matters with
parties owning the lot.
The arimuy is built on a lot 105 by
no Ieet. and laces the Southern
J he fifty-second annual session of ,, , ' ... . . . , ' ,
, , . . ,. ; Railway, and is just across the street
the Haywood Baptist Association, f. , ,,, ., , ,
' ,. .,, , ,. - . .'i from the Waynesville Wholesale Com-
'king bills and records in order to
find what supplies and equipment was
Political (' I'OUp Hear Judge Sam on hand and destroyed. It will not be
Cathev Laud New Deal. New
Officers Are Elected
Haywood spinach growers will meet
here next Thursday, bringing with
them samples of their soil to be tested
for the planting of a full spinach crop,
according to Frank Davis, manager of
Hayw-ood County Mutual Canning As
sociation. "We hope to get 60 acres for fall
planting, and plan to get from this at
least 120 tons," Mr. Davis said. j
"The spring crop brought out many
facts about spinach growing, and with
that experience, we feel ready to un
dertake a big fall crop. The soil of
every farmer will be tested for lime
content before the seed arc planted,"
From the spring crop, averaged 6 j
to 7 tons per acre. From this 2,500 j
cases were packed. , j
Haywood spinach compares with
California spinach in the tender qual
ities and taste, it was said.
Officers of the association believe
that spinach can become one of the
major crops for canning in Haywood.
Dr. James Truesdale, member of
the faculty of Duke University, is
spending several days with his par
ents, Dr. and Mrs. R. S. Truesdale.
Wood Roads To Receive
Mediate Attention, McKee
missioners At Con-ference
St!6 of the cunty board
ida,. ':CIC given-, assu
tr 1n? bj-.E. L. -Mc-
?. ''y. Z1IQ Vi... - .
'Be fi.-i "Clwen craDtree
'toad, anti that her Hay
tof rUld receive the early
,. .. cne highway deDartmenr.
Air V t"
V. ' "lclvee, the stat chair.
Sam M. ("athey, judge of the Ashe
ville police court, made the principal
address on Tuesday night at the an
nual meeting of the Young Demo
cratic Clubs of Haywood county,
which was held in the Masonic Tem
ple. The speaker was introduced by
W. G. Kyers.
The retiring president, Jerry Rog
ers, opened the meeting, and Jack
May, of Canton, was made temporary
chairman. Following the banquet
both county and township officers were
David Cabe was elected the new
president of the county group, with
other officers, as follows: First vice
president, Mrs. Lucile Hipps, of Can
ton: second vice president. Mrs. Jack
West, of Clyde; third vice president, ! Judge Felix E. Alloy ruled here
Mrs. Will Harris, of Pigeon township; lt Saturday in favor f the county
secretary, Mrs. Caroline Ashton commissioners, in a friendly suit
until this check-up is completed that
the exact. loss can be determined.
The building was owned by L. M.
Killian, and was leased by J. W. Kil
lian, owner of the laundry.
! Mr, Killian said -the; 1 place was par
tially covered by insurance.
The alarm was given about 2: .'10
'Monday morning, and the blaze at
tracted hundreds of people. All th!S
week hundreds have visited the scene
Nearby buildings were threatened
for a while, but the ".firemen" played
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Judge Alley Rules
In Favor Of Board
On Hospital Matter
brought regarding the issuance of
$.10,000 in bonds with hich to con
struct an addition to Hu; Haywood
The question to be ii
laPi WHS nrooni. J
. . r'vocni. aim
cenfp tne local board.
ence M also Mr. Walk
er, division engineer and Mr. Webb,
The Haywood group pointed out
that the Cove Creek road to Cataloo
chee was in need of repairs, and En
gineer Webb was instructed to go into
the needs of the road at once.
Commissioner McKee told the Hay
wood delegation that $105,000 has
been set aside for work on Highway
No. 284, which is the highway from
here to Brevard. This allotment is in
addition to what work has already
been contracted for. Contractors be
gan this week surfacing a part of the
road in Transylvania county through
the Pisgah National Forest.
The Haywood commissioners were
represented by J. A. Lowe, chairman,
R. T. Boyd and county attorney, J. R.
' ": '- " '"'. -
Hyatt, and treasurer, Elmer Osborne,
Retiring officers are Jerry Rogers,
president, Mrs. Paul Robinson, Can
ton, first vice president, Mrs. C. A.
Coeburn." second vice president, and cr. the commissionei
Mrs. John M. Cathey, of Canton, third I bonds without a vot
vice president, Mrs. Johnnie Ferguson,
secretary, and Mrs. M. E- Swearingen,
The group unanimously adopted the
report of the resolution committee of
which Dave Harris, of Canton, is
chairman, the report endorsed the
county, state and national organiza
tions of the Democratic party.
Others present from Asheville were;
Dillworth Cocke and Miss Virginia
15th Is Last Day
Cars Can Be Driven
Without City Tags
Sunday is the last day on which cars
or trucks can operate on the streets
of Waynesville in connection .with an
established business here without city
A fine of $50 can be imposed on any
driver caught operating a car or truck
without the city tag, it was pointed
out by city officials here yesterday.
The tags are on sale at the city hall,
and are only fifty cents until the first
ioil is wheth
m issue the
The law providing that' bonds -can be
issued except for ni-C' -ary expenses.
In another instance in the state, the
supreme court has rub-d' that an addi
tion to a county hospital was a nec
essary expense while the hospital
cared for the indige nts of the county.
The case here will be carried to
the '-state supremo court sometime this
month and argued.
I The suit is entitled: "A complaint.
J. M. Palmer, a citizen and taxpayer
: of Haywood County, North Carolina,
' in behalf of himself and other citizens
of Haywood County, vs. The County
of Haywood and the Board of Com
missioners of Haywood County."
Walter Crawford is representing
Mr. Palmer and J. R. Morgan, as
county attorney, is representing the
board of commissioners.
It is interesting to note that Hay
wood county was the first county in
the state to build a county hospital,
and is now the first to ascertain
whether a county board of commis
sioners can appropriate money to
build an addition to a hospital.
The endowment board of the Duke
foundation are interested in the suit,
and are also interested in seeing that
an addition be built to the hospital.
will meet with the Clyde Haptist t
church, on Wednesday and .Thursday,'
August 14 and 15th, according to Rev.
Frank Leal herwood, moderator of The
The first session, .'on .Wednesday '
morning, will begin at 10 o'clock, with
a song and devotional service, led by
Howard Hall. The enrollment- of the
churches and The report of the pro
gram committee will be the first inat
ttr of business, followed by a ;t0
ininute 'discussion on religious liter
ature. The Lord's Acre plan for churches
will be discussed for the next. ,'() min
utes, and the annual association ser
mon will begin at 1 1 :.'I0, and will be
given by Rev. II. K. Masteller. Ad
journntenl will be called at 12:15 for
The afternoon session will begin at
two o'clock, with thirty minutes de
voted to the orphanage. Following
will be a discussion of the three
phases of the co-operative program,
old minister's relief, missions, and
Temperance is listed on the pro
gram for a .'50-minute discussion Wed
nesday afternoon, arid with the re
ports of the committees, the associa
tion will adjourn until 10 o'clock
The song and devotional service
Thursday morning will be led by J. Y.
Davis. Following will be a two-hour
discussion of the following phases of
associational work: Report of com
mittees; -digest of letters; spirtual
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The building is of brick, and 115
feet wide- ami 1 10 long. It, has a gar
age that will house K trucks, an audi
torium, locker rooms, shower baths,
kitchen and private offices,
j The armory will be the home '-of-j
Company "11," uf -th.e 120th Infantry.
Company "H" was organized about
50 years ago, and then re-organized in
101!) after the Woi bl War. They have
used, the building near the depot for
an armory since 1910. George F.
I'lott is captain of the local unit, and
Paul Marfin is first lieutenant and
Grady Boyd is second lieutenant.
There are now 64 men in the company.
Crops Damaged By
Heavy Hail Storm
; A destructive hail feel in sections
of this county last Saturday after
noon, doing considerable damage in
the Hemphill, upper Iron Duff atld
adjacent Clyde sect ions.
The storm confined itself to a nar
row strip of .territory-; from the head
of Hemphill creek in the northwestern
side of the county to the Hyder Moun
tain section below Clyde. 1
So far as can be ascertained, the
farmers .damaged :mpst by The hail
are N. W. Carver and a Mr. Parton
on.' .'Hemphill, Hardy Caldwell of the
McCiiu kiTi Covi- and Albert J. Mc
Cracketi, whose crops' of tobacco were
almost, a total loss, their corn crops
also being badly damaged.
Big Safety Parade Will Be
Staged Here August 21
Driverless Car Will lie Piloted
Through Streets Of Way
nesville and Hazelwood
On Saturday afternoon of August
21, at three o'clock, a driverless car
will lead the Safety Parade down the
main street of Waynesville, - out the
highway to Hazelwood and down Ha
zelwood's main street.
The Safety Parade, headed by the
"Magic" car, is being brought to
Waynesville through the co-operation
of town officials of Waynesville, Ha
zelwood and local automobile dealers
and supply firms. The parade has
been given in scores of North Caro
lina towns, and the response has been
gratifying in every instance.
j Last Thursday the parade was given
I in Canton. .
In order to select the "Magic" car,
the names of the three Waynesville
car dealers were placed in three sep
arate capsules, and then drawn out by '
Mayor J. H. Way. ."'
The first drawn was a Ford. And
this will be the "Magic" car. .The
control car in which all. the radio
equipment is placed which guides the
"Magic" car, Was the second drawn,
and was a Chevrolet.
The official car, in which the offi
cials of ; Waynesville and Hazelwood
will ride Was the third drawn, and was
a Plymouth. '.
From the control car, Captain "Wild
Jim" Lynch, will operate the radio
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