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I'HE WAYNESVILLE MOUNTAINEER
,v r livers, member of the N. C.
L ,r'itiJ Executive committee,
bem ... .. r.pnt meeting: in
sW, h Ihe precinct meetings were
Lwted on the vtn win i.
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L,Mfint at me
m. n thp 14th. At the county
10 L the delegates to the state
tie 19th win oc ciivoc". :;
Bver-! all three occasions will be
.li.ii hv interest and harmony in
Z great ue of Demoracy.
nli.tnU's of this year are cer-
. M.imiri violets. if one is to
. . . i... low manner in which
fchejare coming forth to proclaim their
entrance into tne content, ou
;hand. They all seem to be shy, with
OTt exception. Perhaps each one is
watthinff and listening to see what the
' .w fallow, who may be aspiring to
(the same office, is going to do and
say about the matter. Kumors are
still astir that there will be more than
. w hard fought battle. While
other prophets claim, that in some
cases there will be no contest, and
that the primary will not be so hot as
many of those watching from the side
The Senators up in Washington
have been in the midst of a great con-
mi t- . r I.
trovei'sy. Jne suojeci, iouq; waicn
is better a Maine or an Idaho potato?
If you ask for cheese should it be
.New York or W isconsin? Does it make
any difference- whether-its a Chesa
peake Bay, Rhode Island, or New
Jersey oyster, so long as it's fat and
tender and juicy, and properly garn
ished! These 'grave issues have been
fought out in the Senators' Capitol
Restaurant. It seems they have work
ed up quite a bit of rivalry about
foods. Last week Wisconsin cheese
wan served free and the Secretary
of the National Cheese Institute de
clared it was "heroic in proportion,
exquisite in palatability, infinite in
variety." And the rest of us poor
tax payers are content to have any
kiDd of cheese.
Chairman A. T, Ward, of thn Hav-
wood Republican nartv. is all spf- tn
call his .members to order Saturday
afternoon "at -two o'clock at the Can
ton high school. Plans are to organize
lor the coming year, and name six
teen delegate to the state convention
m thaitntti' this month. .
The 11 ay wood Republicans 'will
name thc.:r ticket 'before the June pri
mary, Chairman Ward said. .
SlHTrifinir to som. nolilioin.w K,.
'his wve'k, was thu attitude of some.
f the': most' prospective candidates,
'hey aiincai-cii md- ;
. ' iwAp well 11 to
the subject this week, and assumed
in -attum,,! of ,lon', jf i ton'i
O'er in Buncombe comitv . K,vl
wevms to be' in the making be-
K uau jonnston and Zeb
yet Jen, iircscnt d..l
wW u ..i.ni.vi. ixiiu are
"-King the. .nomination n,!n.
Wrt judge. .;
itm( o.' "ere cms week
JPnt-the commissioners race: than at
tme so far this ycal., but no de
opmemts came from the "talk."
e ould-be candi.h.,.. v,t,i
closer to the ground in the hopes
ur WtUrig latest developments, but
mostff them learned nothing.
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Published In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance
FI FT Y-FOURTH YEAR NO.
Rally On Sunday
Bishop Paul R. Kern To Address
Group At Services Sunday
Morning At 11
A regional rally of the two hun
dredth anniversary of the conversion
of John Wesley will be held in the
First Methodist church here, on Sun
day, March the 13th.
The first service will be held at
11:00 a. m., at which time Bishop
Paul B. Kern will be the speaker. This
service will be for everybody who
is interested and it is eXDected that
adult representatives from each of
twenty-hve charges in the Waynes
ville district will attend.
At 3:00 o'clock in the afternoon a
great youth rally, the largest ever
to be held in the Waynesville district,
will meet. Several hundred young
people of the churches in the district
are expected, and have signified thir
desire to attend.
The speakers for this service will
be Bishop Paul B. Kern and the
Rev. L. F.' Tuttle,' of Concord. The
Rev. Mr. Tuttle will speak on the
theme, "Youth Faces a New World."
Bishop Kern will speak on "Metho
dism's Message to Modern Youth."
Others on the program in the after
noon will be the Rev. J. C. Carpel,
pastor of Long's Chapel, George
Swearingon, and special music by the
Brevard College choir.
A similar. meeting to the one here
on Sunday will be held at the Central
Methodist church in Asheville, as a
climax in the Aldersgate commemo
ration program of Methodist churches
in the Asheville area. Bishop Kern
and the Rev. Tuttle, will also be the
main speakers! on the program in
These Aldersgate meetings, which
are being held throughout the Meth
odist churches, do not close the "Bish
op's Crusade" in the commemeration,
but are in reality the commencement
of the great movement in the church.
Tax Listers Named
At the regular fii-st Monday meet
ing the County Hoard of Commission
ers, held this week, most of the day
was spent in adjusting routine mat
ters that appear from time to time
beforc the board.
The contract for the placing of the
letters in the courthouse building was
let, and within thirty minutes the
work was started.
The following were appointed as tax
listers in the county: Cataloocheo,
Flora Palmer; Beaverdam, Icta
Harkins Smathers, Cecil, Horace Led
bettor; Clyde, Carey Hyers; Crabtree,
Jack McCiatken; East Fork, K. L.
Burnette ; Fines Creek, Cauley Rogers.
Iron Duff, Horace Dyers; Ivy Hill,
Mrs. Sam Queen; Jonathan Creek,
Lee Ferguson; Pigeon, Gay Burnette;
White Oak, Herman Holder.
Bids Sought For
The post office department is seek
ing bids by March ISth, for placing
bronze letters on th- front of the
Postmaster J. H. Howell has been
working to get this done for the past
four years, and this week received
specifications fot bids.
The contract will be let within thirty
days after bids are received, he said.
The specifications call for a block
bronze letter, similar to those placed
on the court house.
Broken Press Delays
This Week's Paper
The Mountaineer was unavoidably
delayed : .'this--week due to a broken
part on the press. After spending
several hours having the part repaired,
it broke again wheh put back in use.
which, necessitated another delay of
Every effort was made fo get the
paper out on time, but it was impos
sible. The broken part has been re
placed and the press in running
smoothly, thank you.
POWER TO BE OFF
The Carolina Power & Light Com
pany has announced that due to re
pairs, the power here will be off next
Sunday afternoon from one to 3:30
P. T. A. WILL MEET MONDAY
The East Wavnesville. P. T. A. will
meet Monday evening, March 14th, at
7:30 o'clock. Mrs. Sam H. Jones will
Addresses Oil Men
;i. v.iL.MEK SI'AKCJRR
Oil Men Oppose
The Haywood County Petroleum In
dustries committee, gathered at the
Gordon Hotel here, on Tuesday, at a
luncheon meeting, ratified the four
point program of the North Carolina
Petroleum committee as setting forth
fair principles of taxation for oil men
and motorists of the state. The pro
gram now is being considered for rat
ification by similar groups in other
counties, and when approval is general
the entire manpower of the petroleum
industry will be thrown behind the
S. Gilmer Sparger, of Raleigh, si c
retary of the North Carolina Petrol
eum Industries committee, addressed
the local group and explained the
features of the program.
The idea to foster justice and
equality for the motorist taxpayers,
was brought out by .County Chairman
V. J. Campbell, who further explain
ed, "It will safe guard the welfare of
thousands of workers engaged in the
automotive petroleum and allied trade
in this state."
"Diversion of automotive tax in
come to purposes unrelated to high
ways is one of (he most unjust and
dangerous financial policies a state
could adopt," declared Mr. Campbell.
Officers of the County Petroleum
Industries committee are as follows:
W. J. Campbell, chairman, Harry
Davis, vice chairman, W. Ii. Hardin.
Jr., secretary; legislative committee,
Dan Watkins, chairman. White Mease,
vice chairman, and Spalding Under
wood; local affairs committee, C. V.
Bell, chairman, S. K. Pickens, of Can
ton, vice chairman; public relations,
F. W. Woody, Canton, chairman, and
Albert Abel, vice chairman.
The group plans to hold another
meeting here sometime in May, when
other points of th0 program will be
Well Known Colored
School Teacher Dies
Funeral services were conducted on
last' Friday- afternoon in the negro
Methodist church for Charlie Patton,
well known and highly respected ne
gro, Who died at his home here on
Wednesday morning. The Rev. Turn
er, of Asheville, former pastor, offi
ciated. '. Burial was in the cemetery
He had served as principal of the
negro school here for more than 20
years. He owned his home aid had
at all times held the respect and con
fidence of both his own and the white
He was an outstanding leader of his
people and had Worked for years in
the cause of education and improve
ment of his people.
SINGING AT COURTHOUSE
The Haywood County Singing con
vention meets at the courthouse Sun
day, March 13, at 10 a. m. All class
leaders are urged to be present with
DEWEY HYATT Secretory.
Mrs. J. E. Fiscus, of Chedalis,
Wash., left Friday after spending the
past two months here as the guest
of her mother, Mrs. W. L. Arrington.
Oscar L. Briggs, fire chief of Way
nesville, attended the state convene
tion for fire chiefs in Salisbury Fri
day and Saturday of last week.
Clyde Cothran and Charles Cleve
land Seay, both of Cantan, have had
their drivers license revoked for driv
ing drunk, according to the state de
partment of revenue, this week.
WAYNESVILLE, N. C, THURSDAY. MARCH 10, 1938
Illinois And Ohio
Folks Lead Among
Visitors In Park
Visitors to Great Smoky Mountains
National Park during February num
bered 13,49; and they came in 4,680
vehicles (actual count.) This figure
represents an 11 per cent increase
over travel for the previous month,
January, 1938. Travel for February,
1938, represents a decrease of 12 per
cent over the estimated travel for
February, 1937. The estimate for
last February was merely too high;
no definite decrease in travel has been
Visitors from 41 states, the District
of Columbia, and one province of
Canada, Ontario, were counted, with
29 per cent of the visitors being from
other than the States of North Caro
lina and Tennessee. A greater num
ber of states was registered than in
j February, 1937, and the percentage of
visitors from states other than Ten
nessee and North Carolina is higher.
The greatest travel for any one day
in the month was recorded on Sunday,
February 13, when tht. total of 2,333
persons in 655 vehicles visited the
park. They were from 24 states and
the District of Columbia.
Ohio and Illinois lengthened their
ever-increasing lead in number of
visitors over all other states except
the local states of Tennessee and
Jim Garret Home
The home of Mr, and Mrs. Jim
Jim Garrett,. a modern five room bun
galow, located on a branch road, lead
ing off from the highway near the
Green -Valley Farnl, was completely
(leniolis-hed by fire on Thursday night.
The fire was not discovered by the
family, who were sleeping soundly,
until 12:30, when they heard the
kitchen roof fall in. They rushed to
the neighbors for assistance, but the
headway the fire had made and the
high' wind of the night, rendered it
impossible to extinguish the (lames.
Practically nothing was saved in the
way of household furnishings. Food
supplies which were in a small house
in the yard, were unhurt.
The house was partially insured.
At Shady Grove
Tht; Youth Council of Waynesville
township met at the Shady Grove
church on March the eighth. This
meeting was called for the purpose of
applying some of the suggestions ob
tained at the youth rally on March the
sixth and to. 'adopt a Constitution.
The constitution drafted by the-.com-lilittie
Was read and accepted. The
constitution- provided for four stand
ing committees to combat the evils of
modern life. Some of these evils were
discussed and assigned to the commit
tees. One' of .these evils outlawed by
the council was the reading and sale
of cheap magazines. Definite action
is to be taken immediately to stop
these evils. ;
The next meeting of the Youth
Council will be held March the four
teenth at the Ratcliff Cove Baptist
church. Everyone is urged to come
and take part in the solutions of prob
lems facing modern youth.
New Market Being
C. A. Lasinger, experienced market
operator, will formally open a new
market in the A&P Tea Company, on
Main street, here, Saturday, according
to an advertisement on page 5 in this
Until three years ago, Mr. Lasinger
owned a chain of 12 markets in Cleve
land, After selling these, he owned
two in Wadsworth, Ohio, and recent
ly sold them.
He said that he and his family de-
j cided after two trips to Waynesville,
that this would be the place where
they would spend the remainder of
Mr. and Mrs. Lasinger have two
daughters, one will graduate in rnusic
this year, and the other from high
school. At present they are making
their home at Hillcrest.
He is a Legionnaire, D. A. V., V. F.
F., Mason and a Methodist
In the opening advertisement today,
the owner is advertising for a name
for the new market. New and modern
equipment is being installed, and the
market will be double the size of the
average markets in stores of the size
of the local A&P, it waB said.
of The Great Smokv Mountains National Park
Norman Plot t, of Canton, has re
cently been selected as one of the
outstanding members of the senior
class of Western Carolina Teachers
College where he wi'l receiv his B,
S. degree in June.
(' courteny Canton f'utrrprinr
Haywood Boy Is
Making Record At
W.C.T.C. This Year
E. Norman I'lott was recently m
lected by the faculty of Western Cai
olina Teachers College as one of the
tell most 'outstanding, students in the
He was selected as tiie best . alt-i'oumj
student. Mr. Plott's picture and a
short biographical sketch will lie in
cluded in the American College 'ear:
book .for -1938, which will tie publish
ed in April or May. : This book con
tains the pictures und biographical
sketch of the outstanding students in
American colleges and universities.!
This is the first year Western Car
olina Teachers college has been in
cited to Send their selection.
Mr. Plott is the son of Mr. and Mis.
J. II. Plott, Canton. Route 2. He
graduated from the lie the high school
in ; 1034 ' with ' 'high honors. He- was;
selected that same year the most val
uable student in school, lie gradu
ated from Brevard Junior college i"
in 193i,' also with high honors. He
will receive his B. S. degree. ' front
Western Carolina Teachers College in
June. Ht has received many hoiiers
lie is , senior class . iditm of T!i
Catamount, the college yoai book, .pub
lished each year by the senior class:
He is a reporter on the stall' of the
Western Carolinian, the co'lege news,
paper. He is active in the following
clubs and societies: The international:
Relations club, (he Debate club, The
Krsophian Literary society. He ha
been outstanding in public speaking
and debating throughout his entire
school career. He. reached the state
finals of an essay contest, sponsored
by the Building and Loan Associa
tion in 1934. He has 'attended out
standing public speech tournaments m
the South whic a member of the
Brevard college and Western Carolina
Teachers College student body,
Mr. I'lott is also active in the
young people's department of the
Cullowhee Methodist church. He has
served as president of the Epworlh
League and at the present is secre-tary-treaurer
of the Swain-Jackson
Epwprth League Union.
Missionary To Address
Miss Pearl Johnson, a missionary
of the BaptiBt church in China, home
on a furlough, is to speak at the
Baptist church tonight at 7:30 o'clock.
Miss Johnson has a place on the
program of the State W. M. U. con
vention being held in Asheville this
week, and the local congregation is
very! fortunate in being able to bring
Miss Johnson to Waynesville at this
Not only ! the members of the
church are expected to attend, but the
public in general is invited.
RETURNS TO RALEIGH
David Palmer, who has a position
with the State Department of Revenue
at Raleigh, returned to his duties there
yesterday. Mr. Palmer was called
here on account of the sudden illness
of his mother, Mrs. Geo. H. Palmer,
of the Ratcliff Cove section.
JUDGE ALLEY TO SPEAK
Judge Felix E. Allen will give a
talk over WWNC this afternoon from
5:45 to 6 o'clock, especially for boys
and girls. The program is being spon
sored by the Good Samaritan organi
zation, of Asheville.
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$1.50 IN ADVANCE IN COUM
Will Be Unveiled
Event Will Take Place At Teach
ers .Meeting At Central
The memorial services and the por
trait of the late beloved R. A. Sentelle,
which will , bo unveiled on Saturday
morning in the auditorium of the
Central Elementary school, at the
,county-wide teachers meeting, will
lw of interest throughout the county.
The Rev. Thomas. Krwin, principal
of the Cecil school, who wiw associat
ed for many years in school work with
Mr. Sentelle, ami who was one of his
closest friends in his hitter years,
will be the main speaker.
The portrait, which is to hang i
the office of the county superintendent
of education in the court house,
will be presented to the county board
of education, and accepted y a mem
ber of the board.
The regular teachers meeting, the
last of the current school yea, will
begin at 10 o'clock, amt a general
business session will be held. At 11
o'clock the public is invited to join
the group for the unveiling of the
For sometime the teachers of the
county have desired to. recognize the
work of Mr. hentelV in noine form
and a year ago the idea of the por
trait was definitely decided.'' At first
the-plan 'was. for "a memorial tablet,
an i il.e money was partially raised,
lnt was later 'abandoned, and the por
trait wv.s found in greater favor.
The iliiiii(piri(ied educator was
b i; :t in Henderson cojiity, in 184(5 and
came to tins county at an early age,
and his struggle lor aa education, and
Mili.se('ient educational work are
known in tho county, Aside from
teaching many years, he .served in all
"i years as county superintendent of
l.eibcr I- ri'i denhult, of Asheville,
who has stuiiied with Uve leading mas
tt'fs of Kurope, is the artmt of the
oil painting, which in said to be a
splendid 'likeness of Mr. .Sentelle as
the present generation recall him.
Joe Johnson Wins
D.A.R. Gold Medai
.Joe Johnson, a member of the .sen
ior class of the Waynosvillo district
high school, was the winner of iiie
gold- medal, in the' -declamation
test: staged last Friday in l.l)t scliuol
audit o'riuti), by the iJorta-f (sell i.
chapter of the flai.ighfvTs of the Anu, -::an
K- velti! ton.
Joe Davis was, adjudged I. Sic 'second
)I;.V. in the winl.est. ,
The speakers and tin--snbj'vit.s woe:
"t:'j:oM'd Speech of John Adam. ,
I y .lie Johnson; ''Aun:rn;an Jdeat of
I ' : 1 1 d i c Kk 1 1 1 ca tto B , " Jack H: t h b o i i i ;
"Ah moiial Day in Arlington," by .iani
(,uei n, -Jr.; "Call to Arms,v ;y Ken
n'et'll Faltiiil'; "Unknown,'"' liy .ioe
I lav i;;; " iett.ysbtifg Addresii,'' by Roll
er! Cope; "The Supreme Menace, ' oy
I I ugh, r'almei.
Joe Ji.hn--..n, tin wainer, also won
first pliice with the saino le'tkm in
the; recent coulity wiik' declaiitaiioii
contest, the li.edaj. on Vrvtiy being
the second in the past two weeks, lie
has been awarded, youitie Johnson
is president of the student body and
an "A" student.
Mrs. J. F. Abel, regent of the 1).
A. K., chapter, -presided The invo
cation was given by the Rev. R. P.
Walker, pastor of the Presbyterian
church. Mrs. J. Harden Ilow.dl, chair
man of patriotic, education, gave a
history of the declamation contest,
which has been held each year ".by tha
chapter.- since 1909, and read the list
of the winners.
Town Adds Track
To Get Garbage
The town put a new garbage truck
into service this week., The old truck
will be used by the street department.
The addition of the new truck .give
each department of the town a truck
the light, water, street and gar
bage. Four trucks are operated be
sides; the police car.
The prog rarrt sponsored by the
Crabtree school P. T. A., that was to
have been given Friday, Marc 1 1 1,
will be postponed indefinitely duo to
a threatened epidemic of measles,
S. E. CON NATS E.R, Pj in.
Mrs. Charles C. Francis. Miss Eu
genia Boston, Miss Avia Noland, and
Mr. Walter Francis snent the Week-
end in Greensboro and Wake Forest
where , they visited Miss Elizabeth
f rancis at the North Carolina Col
lege for Women, and Mr.-. Arthur
Francis at Wake Forest CoDege.