TWELVE PAGES TODAY
HE WAYNESVILLE MOUNTAINEER
3ut the announcement of the cam-
n plans by Representative Han-
U was not the only big item in
jth Carolina political news the
1st week. There is still a possibil-
that former Senator Morrison
uttt into the race and make it a
i i f:.. n...n..ii
,,;if Senator kodwi iwmt ,..,v
O'Jt . . - .u.. T ..,-..,1 llv, er
of The Moose, po-
r u in o l' s were
spreading' fast in
his home state
about his chances
)t winning the
June for the of
fice he now holds.
P REYNOLDS Last week Kep-
riitative . rraiiK iiancoi.iv
would attempt to unseal me
w Senator from Buncombe. At
,-t Vas thought that Mr. Han
; .would be the only one to op-
,t Senator Keynouis, nut aecoiuniK
iter developments, there is a pos-
ijtv of former bona tor Lanieron
rison getting into the race.
Published In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance of The Great mokv Mountains National Park
FIFTY-THIRD YEAR NO, 41
WAYNESVILLE, X. (. THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21, 1937
$1.50 IN ADVANCE IN COUNTY
Scout Work Grow
ing Rapidly In
Jithin two days alter nis an-
,.iit Representative liancocK
Led that he would oppose Reynolds
the stand that the. Junior bena-
favors the" President s wage and
Dill. JU H Urit.Mll.tl LI V V
a ardent foe of the bill.
in the face of announcing his mam
apaign weapon-, ivereseiii.ai.ivv
Kk was aware that president
i. .ii e
ditvelt . wouiu press iui .uic iimiu-
,se passage of the bill at the spe-
session (if Congress, which con
ies November 15th.
taking a definite stand against
wage and hour bill, Representative
:wck is practically assured of the
.jport of the leading industrialists
the state. It has been the indus-
ilists that have been the most out-
ken apainst the bill.
A. V. Allen, Seoul executive of t'r.e
Daniel I'oone Council, was warm in
his praise of the rapid advance of
Scout work in Haywood county .-ince
the first of April. He pointed out
that in April there were two troops,
and (U Scouts in Haywood county, as
compared with 7 troops and !."!
Scouts at present.
Mr. Allen stated that there Were
something like 1,150' more boys in
Haywood county of Scout age, and
already 400 had said they wished to
become Scouts. There is a possibil
ity that several more troops will In
organized before the end of the year,
"There has been a general revival
of the Scout spirit in Haywood county,
and today it is the second largest dis
trict in the council."
The Scout executive paid special
tribute to the work as sponsored by
the 'Waynesville Rotary Club and the
Canton Civitan Club, and to the -officers
'of the district, of which Ren .E.
Colkitt is chairman, and to William
Medford who is county chairman.
There are at present 1,200 Roy Scouts
in Western North Carolina, and about
1(1,000 others who are eligible, Mr.
The Rotary Club had two new mem
bers to join last week, V. T, Rainer
and James K. Neal. This brings the
total membership to M0.
Ir. Morrison was attending a eat-
: show in New York at the time
tie Hancock announcement, but did
K far as to sav that it was too
4' to make any announcements.
did sav that he had promised
stiDDort Representative Hancock,
W that he may offer himself for the
nutation. If he should decided to
into the race, he will likely make
announcement after the first, oi
Mr. Morrison is still considering it.
this, The Charlotte Observer,
d after an interview with "Cam:"
lWe makintr no statement for quo-
'M. this fact he was very positive
Pointing out, that he was not sure
wher Mr. Hancock's entry wouldn't
of an advantage to him in the
rat he should decide to run for the
nation. It might, in his opinion,
to split the vote that would nat-
be opposed to him."
is definitely understood, however,
Rt'Piesentative Robert L. Dough.
out of the race for good.
s soon as Hancock made his an-
'c(ment, two candidates tossed
lr hats into the rinc for his seat
- House froni the fifth district.
pmiLicai ODservers saw scam.
lor nancock against Senator
rjWs, who is firmly entrenched
-31(1 ,nn,J - ! ' i-
- - .nuiu ,u uniainng suppoi t
. "eai measures, utners pre-
"ed that Hancock, 43-year-old fa
T f , it. ., , ,
y - cn cnnaren, who nas serv
J'earS in congress and has been
iculailv active in tobacco legis
will prove a formidable op-
Life In China To
Be Discussed By
A Resident There
After living for 20 years in the
heart of China, and in the section
that is now raging with war, Dr. L.
H. Lancaster, a missionary of the
Presbyterian church,, has just return
ed to this country, and is being
brought here 'Wednesday night, Oc
tober 27, to speak at the Presbyte
rian church at 7:30 o'clock.
Dr. Lancaster was once captured
and condemned to (lie by Chinese
bandits. He has had many other
thrilling experiences during his 20
years in the Far East.
It was announced by Dr. It. P.
Walker, pastor of the church, that
after the address by Dr. Lancaster,
that the audience will be invited to ask
the speaker any questions pertaining
Mr. And Mrs. Claude
Allen Back From Trip
ra uiiucs ueiuiiu, iwf
ativ n 1- , ." f ii.
uugnion, cnairnian oi ine
avs and Means committee,
pK gave President Roosevelt
' Continued on Paee Two
h , YET -
yu ave something around
e use that is just taking
oom, why not dispose of
ugh a want ad in The
Uineer. The cost is 25
for 25 cents.
- Mr. and Mrs. Claude Allen returned
Tuesday from a week's visit to Balti
more, Washington and points " in Penn
sylvania. Mr. Allen reported that business
conditions throughout the sections
visited were similar to those found in
this section of the country. He said
the principal topic of conversation in
and around Washington was the extra
session of Congress, and speculation
as to what legislation would be passed.
Tour Party Given Copies
Of Hymn To Great Smokies
Whon the tour nartv stopped here
Monday morning a week ago, besides
souvenirs and apples, the group ".were
given copies of the song written by
Miss Margaret Stringfield, "A Hymn
To The Great Smokies."
The group seemed to appreciate the
copies and as the buses pulled out, a
number of the passengers were read
ing their copies of the hymn.
Aunt Of W. R. Woodall
In Critical Condition
at. r. ATrs V. R. Woodall and
little daughter, returned Monday night
from Dunn, where tftey were ca-u
due to the serious illness of the form
er's aunt, who is in a critical conui
tion. They also Visited in Charlotte
State Official Of
Junior Order Coming
The Junior Order U. A. M. will
meet on Tuesday, October the 26th at
which time each member is urged to
be present, as the state enrollment
plan will be explained by a state offi
cial. Each member of the local order
is expected to enroll.
Mrs Mary Moody Mebane, of Ashe
ville, spent the week-end in town as
the guest of her sister, Mrs. Hugh
Haywood Bovs And Their Prize Winning Calves
Scout Executive A. W. Allen
Says Several More Troops
.Alii;hl Ue Organized Soon
Take Action On
5 . . .... rw.
I k.il U Je kit kf-m -iw
Council Now In Session Might
Make Alternate Proposal
After Turning Down
! Soco lioute
Miown at the
roll'' Holland. .
group of Haywood Coumy l-Il Club boys with a
villo Hairy tattle Show at the Ke rrent imial I'aik,
i.-i- in t'ni' couii.ty groups sin-wing at tin
Krnest leopard, tl. C Palmer., Jr., Ray
group i'f (iui'i'iiscy Calt!i'
l''i iilay, October St h. Tin
from li ft lo rig-hl
Leopard., and ( ai -
Court House To
Have Name Put On
At An Early Date
An order has been placed by the
board' of county commissioners for
letters to be used in putting the words j
"Haywood County Court House" in i
the panel. over the four large columns
in front of the building. The letters i
are of brown sanded bronze, and are
12 inches high. .
Something like two or three weeks
will be 'required to get the letters
from the manufacturer and placed on
Ever since the building was com
pleted in 1!).'2, there has been, much
discussion off and on about placing
the name on the building. Very often
visitors have .stopped and inquired
whether the building was a post otlice,
school, or" a private, concern.
The letters are about an inch thick,
and will be placed on the panel by
drilling holes ill the sandstone. The
type letters the commissioners bought
will remain in perfect condition with
out attention or paint for the life
time of the building, it was said.
Instructors Are On
Vocational Instructors I'raise
Work Of The Department In
WPA Exhibits Re
ceive Many Com
To Run Excursion
Officials; of the Southern Railway
have received a recommendation from
J. Dale Stent z, secretary of the Cham
ber of Commerce, that a special ex
cursion be made from Asheville to a
point west of here - to Sylva or P.ry
son City, in order that the foliage
could be seen from the railroad.
Mr. Stent z made the trip recently
by rail, and pointed out that the views
from the railroad far surpass anything
that is possible from the highway.
To date no announcement has been
made whether the excursion will be
George Seroggiiis, an instructor at
State College, and an inspector of
the Smith-Hughes vocational agricul
ture schools ill North Carolina, is
spending a week in this section visit
ing vocational departments m the
Mr. Scioggins is being accompanied
by Tal H. Stafford, district .supervisor
of the ti.'i schools in Western Ninth
While on their inspection trip, Mr.
Scioggins said the work in the Way
nesville schools was "decidedly out
standing." He also recalled the pleasant mem
ories of the summer vacation of the
instructors at . Lake- Junaliiska this
District P. T. A.
In Bryson City
Mrs. Doyle Alley, Director, An
nounces Conference Theme
Will He "Safety"
Permits Required For
Distributors Of Milk
Since Haywood county is operating
under the U. S. Public Health Service
Milk Ordinance, one of the provisions
of this ordinance requires all milk dis
tributors to obtain permits from the
health department, and to label their
milk according to the grade awarded
"This provision effects all persons
owning one or more cows who sell all
or part of the milk produced there
from and distributing milk to their
customers," it was pointed out.
Many distributors may not be aware
of the N. C. State law making it a
misdemeanor to use bottles belonging
to a fellow distributor.
"Warning is hereby given to all
those engaged in the distribution of
milk to comply with the provisions of
the ordinance cited above," officials
said this week.
Mrs. Doyle Alloy, director of dis
trict number 1, N. ('. Congress of
Parents and Teachers, announces that
the ninth annual district conference
will be held in Hryson City, on Fri
day, October 22nd, in the elementary
school building from !:;!( to 2::i$ "p. m.
The counties making up the district
are as follows: P.urieombe, Cherokee,
(lay, Graham, I lay wood, lleiidersonj
Jackson, Macon, Madisoh, Swain, and
; The conference theme will be, "Safe
ty' and the program will be featured
by an address by the state president, exhibited
Mrs. J. "U. Sidbury, and other ofTicials
and leaders in the work. A large at
tendance is expected, a number of
Waynesville people are planning to
I?"-: " .--.'.
100 Letters Sent Via.
Air Mail From Here
Approximately 100 letters were sent
from here via air mail during last
week, which was observed as air mail
week in North Carolina.
Postmaster J. H. Howell said that
the sale of air mail stamps during the
summer was far ahead of sales last
Oregon Lawyer Re
turns Home After
Six Months Visit
. J , . ; ;. .
P. L. Frazier, of Salem, Ore., who
has spent the past six weeks as the
guest of his brother, W. H. Frazier,
left on Wednesday for his home on
the West Coast.
Mr. Frazier is a native of Haywood
county, the son of the late R. A. and
Myra Nicholson Frazier. He has been
livin in Oregon for more than
fifty years, thirty nine of which have
been spent in Salem, When he first
moved West he taught school, after
ward studying law which profession
he practiced for many years, having
retired six years ago.
While in the East Mr. Frazier and
his brother, W. H. Frazier, visited
relatives in Arkansas, South Caro
lina and Virginia.
Mr. Frazier stated that there had
been tremendous changes since his
last visit here 33 years ago, and that
"the country looked as if it had been
The exhibits of the women's work
of the PA in Haywood county dem
onstrating the various proiccts, spon
sored by the county supervisors, which
were displayed on last Saturday have
received much favorable comment.
'1 he following projects had displays.
County sewing rooms, library mend
ing, renovating, cleaning, and lunch
In the sewing room exhibit, speci
mens of overalls, shirts and plain
clothing winch are made during the
regular work hours showed unusual
skill as well as the fancy articles
which are made and the art of nnik-
I nig taught ill the one hour allowed
I for such type of work. To date more
l than r,M0 garments have been made
by the workers in this-project. These
are turned over to the welfare depart
ment for distribution among the needy
families of the county. .Forty-eight,
women are .employed in this work.
In the library mending project, books
which at one time were past all use
fulness were displayed ill new covers
in perfect condition. This mending
has been done for the Waynesville
Public Library and the school libraries
in the county. Several hundreds of
books have been l et urned to circula
tion through this work. Kight women
are employed for this mending.
The 'renovation of old .garments for
the county institutions and the wel
fare .department, is done by the two
women 'employed for this project; At
present t hey arc making along with
their regular wink, toy.s for the needy
children for Christmas distribution.
The six -women on t he cleaning pro
ject had for the past summer's work
the cleaning of the county school
houses. They have rolinished walls,
floors and displayed a desk that had
been scraped ami done' over". Tin y are
now at work in t he com t house, and
from that project will go to the hos
pital and nurses home.
The lunch room with its liH workers
canned goods and other
preserved foods, as well as typical
plate lunches served in the county
schools under supervision, show
ing on each "a well balanced meal. The
workers have .canned,- during the past
summer 5,K00 quarts of fruits ind
vegetables, ahd pounds of dried apples
and beans. Some of the raw mate
rials have been furnished by school
gardens and others by communities
interested in the lunch rooms.
the Cherokee Indian Tribunal
utii-il met hist .Monday for a ten clay
session, the eyes of the Advisory Com
mittee of Western North Carolina, or
ganized lat .lime, Were looking for
any possible action which the Indians
might take regarding the route of the
l!hie Ridge Parkway.
Provision in the Weaver bill which
provided for an exchange of land in
the park for a right-of-way through
Indian land down Soco Creek, was
turned down by the Cherokees inas
much as they did not call an election
lo vote oil the quest ion.
And ill the face of this, Secretary
Harold L, lckes has announced that
he is going to build the Parkway from
from Tennessee l!all to the park, even
if lie has to go all the way around
the Cherokee -Reservation.
Those who have been in close touch
with the situation are hopeful that the
Cherokees will make an alternate
proposil ion, in order that no time will
be lost in deciding upon a definite
route for. the parkway after reaching
Only last week, Secretary lckes, ill
(he presence of Highway 'Chairman
Frank Dunlap and others, called Arno
H. Cammerer. head of the Park Service
and said: "Out of 1 he next appropria
tion I want a contract let on the park
way west ol Asheville."
The secretary of the interior- said
further, "If we can get through the
Indian Keseivation we will lollow the
original route (Tennessee liald to
I Halsam, then to -Soco Gap and I rom
j there down Soco Creek to the Reser
vation) but il not, we will unci a .sub
stitute route for the Rlue Ridge Park
way, which 1 consider the most scenic,
highway in the world,"
The Cherokee Council spent the first
of the week organizing their new coun
cil, and under ordinary piocccdurc
would not get to the parkway matter
until later this week.
In the -past, the council has been
divided on the parkway 'question, and
whether an alternate proposal will
come from this session is a matter of
Before the parkway, was proposed,
the State Highway Commission let a
contract for the building of Highway
No. 2!t'f from Dellwood to the Indian
Reservation. The coming of the park
w:iy, however, held tip the contract,
as il was then thought that the park
way would go down Soco Creek, over
the same right-of-way as Highway
No. li!l.'! was contracted to follow.
The Indians welcomed a state road
from Soco Gap to the reservation, but
because of certain rules and regtila
tion attached to the parkway, they
refused to grant an exchange of land
for the parkway right-of-way.
Those familiar with the logical
routes in the area for the parkway,
have just ventured the suggestion that
the state re-let the contract for High
way No. 2'Xi from Soco Cap to the
reservation, : and that the. parkway
follow the original route from Ten
nessee liald to Soco Cap, and from
there go direct, to Smokomoiit. This
route, "however,, would traverse some
Indian land just before getting to
Sniokemont. The direct distance from
Soco (Jap to Sniokemont is approxi
mately 12 miles.
Jury List Revised
The Haywood county list was re
vised Monday by the board of com
missioners, and the jury for the No
vember term of criminal court was
The board received a report that the
audit of the tax collector's office
would soon be ready so that settle
ment would be made.
Several road petitions were receiv
ed by the board, and tax releases
granted lo a few taxpayers.
l'. S. Department of Axriciilaure
Whj nesville CmM-ra'l ive Station
H. M. HALL, Observer
Oct. Max. Min. Prec
M ' ' ei. " 44 . 0.08
15 4 ; ; 2:t Killing frost
Hi 5:! 24 Killing frost
17 H5 ; 20 Killing frost
18 . .- ; 'CO " ,34 '
v.) '.; ' 50 ; i .!
20 7:5 40 . ' 0.25
Mean maximum .....59
Mean muimum 37
Mean for the week 48
Lowest for the week
Highest for the week 7.5
Precipitation for the week ...... ... 2.32
Killing frost 1036 on October 31,
At the November term of court last
year, Glenn Cagle was sentenced from
two to three years for forgery. He
was given a parole Tuesday by Gov
ernor dyde Hoey.
Same Period Last Year, 1936
Mean maximum ..
Mean minimum 1. ...;.:..;.!.
Mean for week
Lowest for week u
Highest for week
Precipitation for week
Total 1936 Prec. to Oct. 20.-..
Total 1937 Prec to Oct. 20 ...
Deficiency for 1937 from M36
Harrow Ou tside Margin