The Waynesville Mountaineer
Published In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance ojhe Great Smoky Mountains National Park
FIFTY-FOURTH YEAR NO. 8
WAYNESVILLE, N. C, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2L 1938
$1.50 IN ADVANCE IN COUNTY
Without question, the one single
j;n-al development in Haywood
county during the past week, was the
visit of Congressman Frank Hancock,
candidate against Senator Reynolds,
for the junior senator's place.
Congressman Hancock spent several
hours in me cuuiiijr, muus ......;..,
and explaining, in brief, some of his
Unds on current questions.
Mr Hancock did not make any pub-
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lir address wniie m ujvuu, act
ing that this was just a casual visit to
renew acquaintances, and meet new
He was bubbling over with opti
mism as to his campaign, and boldly
tated that he had no fear of his op
Those with whom Mr. Hancock talk
ed were impressed witn nis irantc-
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net, Kl'fl me manner ill which lie ca-
pressed himself on controversial mat-
ters. une leaner in poiiucui uuairs
said after the Congressman s visit,
that be had a "different opinion of the
man, and I look for him to be North
Carolina's next junior senator. He
Judge Alley To
Alumni Activities To Be In
augurated At Dinner Meet
ing At Hotel Gordon
New Nazi Moves Tighten Nerves Of Europe
It became, evident yesterday that
here would be at least three candi-
tates fur state senate to toss their
hats in the ring ere long. There is
possibility of still another. So far,
ktnless there are some shakeups, two
f the candidates will hail from Way-
icsville and one from Canton. The
bird that is being mentioned fre-
piently is from the center of the
While Congressman Hancock was
laking visits in the western part of
he state, mapping out his campaign,
is opponent, Senator Reynolds, was
teo near at hand. Although suppos-
tlly not campaigning, he made a
cries or addresses over this sec
ion, stressing the course America
l-hould follow to avert war. A timely,
nd approving point of view for the
Bluncombe citizen to take right at this
Even after Congressman Hancock's
isit to this section, a casual survev
howed that it is likely that Haywood
in sun go ior Keynoids. Yet, it is
ver three months to the time the
ounting tallies are cast.
Sontv Republicans of the countv ex-
recsed themselves this week, that
hey were of the opinion that Virce
NcClure could remain as a member of
e board of elections, althoue-h now
iiipioyci by the town of Canton. It
as pointed out that Mr. McCIure is
mpioyed and not holdinir an elee
e ollice. He has made a nomihir
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1'ivmoi-r ol the p ur on hnorrl .,,,,11,.,,,
ts of experience. Th TTn V.UA.1 I "
's will probably recommend his
tentinn as a mcmbrf nf tVi lv.orj
Haywood county's graduates and
former students of W. C. T. C. will
gather Saturday, February 26th, at 6
p. m., at the Hotel Gordon for a dinner
Judge Felix E. Alley will be the
principal speaker and Dr. H. T. Hun
ter, president of the college, will pre
side over the meeting. The adminis
trative staff and faculty of the college
will be represented by a large group
including Dean W. E. Bird, Professor
E. H. Stilwell, Professor F. H. Brown,
Dr. H. H. Allen, Professor J. S. Sey
mour, Miss Addie Beam, registrar,
Coach Ralph James, business manager
The purpose of the meeting is to
inaugurate a worthwhile program of
alumni activities and to Dromota a
spirit of co-operation and friendli
ness between the alumni and the col
lege. Officers for the coming year will
Une hundred and fifty persons of
Haywood have been graduated from
W. C. T. C. in the history of the col
lege. In the same period of time ap
proximately 1,000 other Haywood res
idents have attended the college one
semester or more.
Immediately after the dinner, West
ern Carolina's basketball team will
play Appalachian State Teachers on
the Waynesville high school court.
Reservations may be made by call
ing the Hotel Gordon. Tickets are on
sale at Alexander's Drug Store in
Waynesville. All reservations are
requested by Friday or early Sat
urday. The price per plate is sixtv
Two Haywood candidatea .wro nr.
he verge of announcing vestei-Hnu hut
fter COUntillfr lln rn ihn .,1.1 -1
n ... wlt vaiumni, uc-
aed that it was too lone- until Juno
Urth, The avrnnn mnlMn v...
vS that sixty days is long enough,
""'i me ousnes for votes.
s- known that somp rrnisnorf
ndidates have their pvbo r
w 1 1 V. VA
oinccs, and are pshtpi-Iw t,.,,tK;,,
velopmcnts from nil nu kr..
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viwne whirh nflW u u
WUIUU uc uie
s,t to fret Wnt. :
f world that they are the proper
ior such and si,.h o
U S. Department of Arrieulture
Waynesville Cooperative Station
H. M. HALL, Observer
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''pitation for week
Legionnaires Are Hosts To
Spanish-American War Vets
The Waynesville post of the Amer
ican Legion entertained with a din
ner on Tuesday evening at the Legion
home on Depot street, honoring the
veterans of the Spanish-American
J. C. Brown, commander of the post,
was master of ceremonies while Major
J. Harden Howell, was general chair
man of the affair, also arranging the
program.- Dinner was prepared and
served by members of the Legion
The evening was marked by de
lightful informality, with a spirit of
comradeship, and war experiences
Were shared with each other. Among
the talks made was ont. by J. E. Barr,
who told most interestingly of his
experiences in the Phillipine Islands,
durir.jr the time the United States was
cleaning up that area and reorganiz
ing the government.
Major Tom Stringfield, gave a his
tory of Company H., which gave such
valuable service in Cuba during the
Spanish-American War. j
Around seventeen veterans of the
Spanish-American War were present
for the affair.
1 Adolf HtUerl Xjlm fatf
1 Benito Mussollnil K'-'' i V ' 1
rnvk ..... j Neville Chamberlain w fjosef Sfalln
Folder Will Be
Illustrated Folder of County Will
Ie Used To Answer In
quiries About Area
The board of county commissioners
unanimously voted Monday afternoon
to appropriate $500 for the printing
and distribution of 20,000 illustrated
folders about Haywood county.
These folders will be used to fol
low up inquiries now bpini- r,.,.iv.,ri
at the rate of 2f0 t :wn ,...li
result of the national advert is m'o- L.
nig done by the state. These particu
lar inquiries that will be answered
with Haywood folders are persons in
terested in buvimr farms
ye mcjuines seeking general
formation about the state will
be answered with these folders.
Kcpresentative bu.fiius t
Canton and Waynesville presented the
plan to the board of commissioners.
Several farmers who were present at
"- mne ol thi
The Chambers of Comnier.-.. .,f
ton and Waynesville have agreed to
take care of nwiillnu
'-ft w.- i.rit-H,
Business leaders vxiiivwui
selves in favor of the movement, inas
much as the people who will m-ive
the folder h:ive rvnr.uu,i il ..
. . ,n!'"wni tm iriKeives
is heinr intermte.l in
,"",,"t! JMnrui Carolina, and
oi tnem have expressed n de
r this particular area.
approval of the commis-
Grave tension prevailed In European capitals as
Nazi force found Its way Into the cabinet of Aus
tria. England and France acted to ask Chancellor
Adolf Hitler to declare his intentions In Austria,
which was resentful of the war-like coup that
caused cabinet appointments of Nazi sympathizers.
Russia was nervous over reports a Nazi-Fascist
pact had been reached whereby Germany would
give Italy raw materials and certain privileges in
return for a free hand in Austria. Heads of tha
nations involved are pictured Adolf Hitler of Ger
many, Benito Mussolini of Italy, Neville Chamber
lain of England, Camllle Chautemps of France and
Josef Stalin of the Soviet Union.
Trains Nos. 19 And
20 To Be Taken Of f
C. N. Walker To
A banquet will be held tonight at
7:00 o'clock in the dining hall of the
Methodist church, for the young adult
members of the church.
Clarence Walker, trust officer, of
the Wachovia Bank and Trust Com
pany, of Asheville, will be the speak
er of the evening. M. H, Bowles will
serve as toastmaster.
Approximately one hundred of the
younger adult men and women of the
church , are expected to attend thu
inspirational gathering that is hop(l
to result in the organization of
Wesley Fellowship department.
'Officials of the Southern Railway
System, will explain to all who
are interested at a meeting here
Friday night, why trains Nos. 19
:md 20 Will be discontinued on
-. February 27th. The meeting will
lie .held at the Chamber ' of Com
Representatives." 'of. the South
tin we;'e here yesterday and ex
plained that lack of patronage on
the two trains necessitated their
No. 20 gois east at 9:27 in the
morning, and No. l!t goes west at
5:33 in the afternoon. These trains
only run from Af-heville to Bry
Discontinuance of these trains
will not affect the othertrain
Bers Attending State
W", G. Uyers, accompanied by Mrs.
Byers and young niece, Miss Marion,
Morgan, left this morning for Raleigh,
where the former will attend a meeting
of the State Democratic executive com
mittee, on which he represents Hay
Among the matters to be brought
tp at the meeting will be plans for
and the dates set of the state, county
and precinct conventions to be held.
382 First Cases Have Been Re
ported To Dale. Some Adulls
Have (on(rac(ed Disease
Th(. nieasles .epidemic,1 now raging
in this end of the county, is expected
to reach its peak this week, according-to
information -received from the
health department here.
Since January first, there have
been, reported ,'i!)L' first: cases. Where
there are more than one child in the
family,: this", mean's, that all of them
will have the disease from the "first :
case" child. .
l ins is the worst epidemic
1934., In that year, f!25 eases
reported. Iti 1935 only five
were reported, and in 1936 only 11.
In 1937 the number increased to 125.
and for this- year, indications are that
all records will he broken.
So far, Waynesville, Ilazelwood,
Allen's Creek, Maggie, and Saunook
are bearing the brunt of the cases.
while some increase has been noted
during the past few days on Jona
About half a dozen grown-ups are
reported with the measles, one of
them being 57 years of age. None of
the cases were termed as being
"severe."' . ' ' ,; ;
During the winter, many cases of
mumps have been reported, and some
3 Released After
Joe Davis Death
Officers. Fail To Find Any ( lues
Or Ev idence .Sufficient To
Prefer ( h:trues
Three' suspects .hel.l in e.n"C
lion with. the fat.'il burning of Joe
I'.tvis, Fines . Creek im-rclunt,
w re rele ased Mond.'iy by the
sheriff's' depart meiit. .-ai ier. n 1'u-.
tile attempt to get a due or ir.
formai.jon loading to "!i. '
Mr. Djivis, was LtniKvi in his
store err Fines Creek two Weeks
'ago. Only . pieces of hones half
the size of a man's hand w re
all that were found after Un
Whether he was killed before;
being burned: remains a mystery.
The thre,. persons held failed to
shed any light on the mysterious
burning. lie is said to have had
about $2,000 in Cash on his person
the night he died.
Made To -Iui;h
Drive Is ilein Made To iivf
Funds To CorrtpEete Kuihliu
I'or Easter .Services
Mi fibers of the congregation of t rm
Ha.c Iwuoil IVehbyterian church, are
staging a campaign. this w;o.k to rai ie
about, four thousand dollars with
which to comoli'U lb..lr liinri,
church in (irne for Easter servic ;
The live committees composed of
three members, each, reported I hey
were iiH'ffing with Mjcr:r.ss in their
jreneral drive for "' funds... The ri,.
;:uii will cent.itiue until March tii st.
j The gei,.'i-.i building commit I. is
:'". IK'fed "f W. H. WinchiKter, .) i:
vhi.-l.is, k. A. Cadd,!., (). C. LandiMMi.
'Cii"Mocrnw. ai:d L. (J. Davis.
" Tiu' conaaittee adopted the :j!
'ch- ii !,' building w.is- sl,arf.ei, "pay
f !;;(:!-:!.' 'i'hi,; , Jar, has1 h -. I
'' iiiroiig-h to :'.! v.
B c-a nil f fcaf ion' Var k
H. A, R. DECLAMATION
Jr., as vice jnesidi-nl
Same Period Last Tear
an maximum ..... .. -
minimum .:..,. ..",."
" for a-n,. -f-v'" -
for week OT
-'i"uuon for week
feeJ,ebruary Precipitation .4.04
ficien,; month to date --5.00
tal iav t"uu " aaie ..4.vz
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morith to date
300 B. T. U. Workers
To Meet In All-Day
Session Here Friday
Around three hundred teachers
and officers of the Sunday schools
and the B. T. U. of the territory
composed of Western North Car
olina, from Hickory to Murphy,
are expected to attend the meet
ing, which will open here at the
Baptist church on Friday morn
ing at 9:30 and last through the
evening of the same day, closing
Ten workers from the Sunday
School and B. T. U. departments of
North Carolina Baptist conven
tion will be in charge of the pro
gram, which will consist in the
main of conferences and group
instruction for the teachers and
Ml W m I 1
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' J 1 M I I U
HUMAN SIDE 0' LIFE
Well what's the yooce! uv tryin'
to take a va-kashun, rest er sumn'm
aze wnen JKJitur Kuss goze aiter a
thing, i-dee or propo-zish he jist won't
take no fer anser . . . pestiffei-us oit
o feller I de say. Then ye sef. he's
dun gone an' put Unkle Abe on the
front page this wk., sorter as a win
der deckora-shun I reckon. i. e. on
kondishun that I change my shurt
an smoke a different bran' o' See-
Enny way, here I am back . . . iist
like a duck goze back to water or a
caff to the tit fer the simple ree
zun that I like it, by cracky.
UNKLE ABE NEVER LIZE
Yesc, sir-ee, Unkle Abe's not a-goin'
to say that the menny reeders uv this
here kolyum "forced me out aig-in,"
as the candydates say; ca.e that wood
be .a li'.-yore an! simple, : -. . an' ye
no Unkle Abe never lize. My parints
larnt me long before I had shed by
linsy dress (that wuz at 16 yrs.-old)
to never tell a li; an' I have bin
mitey keerful to walk rite up to the
Cherry tree ever sence an' say, "Thar
'tiz I cut it." An' I have cut sum
whoppers in my time, too.
ine annual clelamation contest
ponsored by the Dorcas Bell Love
chapter of the Daughters of the
American Revolution, for the boys of
the township high school, which was
to have been held on Tuesday morn
ing, has been indefinitely postponed.
According to school authorities, and
the regent of the chapter, the date of
the contest will be announced later,
pending the opening of the schools,
Schools Close As
Rages In District
ij f ' i tl izt-ns unit Mornlav
n'e,'ii 10 tlisdiss at lene-th. the lw
t en iiroirrain whit b i tii,;n,-
iru rated in thin
('has. K. Iay,
oarr nei i v oijiae ice, prcsenl
niatter. iitid exidainetl th. w.
the numbers ,f tVn. tin-.
Plans were made t get all civic
organizations in town to work' through
the central committee in a general
Those attending the ' meeting,, and
entering into the discussion, were:
Cha.s. E. Kay, Jr., H. C. Wilburn.
W llliam Chambers, J. C. Brown, Elmer
McCIure, Chrest George, Billy rr
vost, Floyd Rippctoe, M. II, Bowles,
C. N. Allen, Frank Miller, W. H.
Massie, VV. Curtis Russ, R. R. Smith
wick, Mrs. John Queen, J. Dale
Stentz, L. II. Bramlett, William Mod
ford, A. P. Ledbctter, Jack Messer.
and Miss Mary Margaret Smith,
Town Puts Traffic
Officer On Duty
Kource, Unkle Abe bein' a grate
dreemer, is not rcsponsibul fer what
he dreems. Mrs. Russ sez that if
Unkle Abe's dreems air ennything
like the broad-kast, he must be eatin'
(Continued on page 5)
All the schools in the Waynes
ville district group closed on
Monday afternoon for one week,
classes to be resumed on Tuesday
morning, March the first,! at the
This action was taken on ac
count of an epidemic of measles,
mumps, and some scattered cases
of whopping cough. There was
such a large number of unavoid
able absences from the schools
that it seemed the wisest course
to take at this stage of the epi
demic. The time lost will be made up
later, with school closing for the
year, one week later than had
Norman Caldwell has resumed the du
ties he performed this past summer
as traffic officer on Main street here.
He started to work Saturday morning
At a recent meeting of the board of
aldermen, it was decided 'to keep a
j full-time traffic officer on Main street.
.Mr. Caldwell . reported yesterday
that he had had no trouble in enforc
ing the traffic regulations, and that
the motorists readily responded when
asked to obey the laws about park
ing and speeding. Fie will be m
charge of order on Main street.
Beginning March first, all motorists
who are required to have city license
tags that fail to display them will b3
subject to arrest, it was pointed out
The tags are on sale at the town
hall and the Chamber of Commerce of
fice, at one dollar each.