Published In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance of The Great Smokv Mountains National Park
FIFTY-FOURTH YEAR NO. 11
WAYNESVILLE, N. C, THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 1938
$1.50 IN ADVANCE IN COUNTY
announced yesterday that
I . fimlidate for the nomination
k1.. .. h 32nd Sena-
State bemuor ;"--- . ,m.
I ' 1 I np 111 M.V.
I ! district. 1"' " , ,
Kd announcement to be made
the June prii" j.
L r.krn i a native 01 nay
ft and since 1925 has been sue-
fulv practicing iw m v ---"u'
r - v.;. ViJrH lrm as DOllCe
Lt imltrc. He is a gruuuavc u
ft. Forest ana i,uinuci" v.....w
"t . 1 ...... rw. vw 1 f
In his lormai mmuunvtuitmi
pledged himself to work honest
Z th interests of all the people
the district and state.
Lr. Cofe'bum's announcement did not
as a surprise, ne vii
M since last summer as a possi-
candidate. Since nis iormi -
.. t vpstprdav. nreaiciions
been freely that there will likely
Hust two candidates in me race, in-
v i ..it 1 t i
id of thc mucn-uuKeu-ui mrec.
mm Washincton this week, comes
Lament from Congressman Zeb-
t Weaver, to The Mountaineer, that
; a candidate to succeed himselt
Congressman from the 11th Con-
isional district. He is now serv
his tenth term in Washington, and
rresintine his record before the
Ars for the renomination.
Is a member of the Judiciary Com
tee, he is chairman of a sub-com-tee
which is now at work on pro
kr resolutions regarding district
rts. His interest in the park, for
ty work, and the parkway has many
t-6 carried htm to the forefront in
ing for funds for these North
folina projects. :
Solicitor John M. Queen will have
tosition from Baxter C. Jones, of
son City, and thre? times a mem
of the North Carolina Legislature.
Jones is a lawyer in the capitol of
'in, and hails from Jackson county,
has been in public life for many
rs. During the last legislature he
trht local option on the liquor plan,
t sought state-wide referendum on
jMvin T. Ward was re-elected chair-
n of tht. Haywood . Republican
fty at the first convention of the
if m Canton last Saturday, in an
husiastic meeting. Sixteen dele
ts were named to attend the State
f.wi'.tiuii in Charlotte this week,
f same delegate will attend a dis-
t convention in Asheville Mondav
y amL, a Congressional candidate for
i J 1th Congressional district. Hay
"i is allotted if, delegate one for
h 2.110 Republican votes cast for
'-rnnr in the 1936 election.
20 Out-Of -State
Cars Noted Here
Twenty out-of-state cars were
counted on the streets here Monday
by Norman Caldwell, traffic officer
of the town.
Mr. Caldwell said that it was the
first day that he had recalled not
seeting a Pennsylvania car on the
street No special effort was made
to look for foreign cars, but he jotted
down the names of 20 license tags as
he made his rounds on the street.
The states noted were: Idaho, Ten
nessee, South Carolina, Massachusetts,
New Jersey, Ohio, Illinois, Michigan,
Indiana, Missouri, Kentucky, Geor
gia, Connecticut, Minnesota, Florida,
Virginia, Texas, Mississippi, New
York, and Nebraska.
Mr. Caldwell said that the 30-min-ute
parking law on Main street for
local cars would go into effect about
May first. So far, citizens have co
operated in keeping traffic on Main
street from becoming congested, he
P.T A On Syphilis
, At the regular meeting of the Cen
tral Elementary Parent Teacher As
sociation, which was held on Monday
night, Miss Theodosia Flud, super
visor of nursing in the district health
department, was the principal speaker.
Miss Flud had been asked to ad
dress the group on "Social Pathology."
She opened her talk by telling of the
establishment of Feb. 2nd as National
Social Hygiene Day, and of the plans
for the subsequent observance of the
Miss Flud gave rome illuminating
facts regarding syphilis, showing how
many other dreaded diseases had been
brought under control, and the im
portance of the education of the public
relative to syphilis.
She pointed out that one out!
and one-fourth of the : young
people between the ages of 16
and 20 have contracted it, many of
them innocently suffering
Here's Bus That Helps Fill Church
I ib -Lit I .
Lack of transportation is no excuse for not attending chinch at ling's
Chapel, since a chuivn-owneil bus has lu-cn put into service to transport some
To people to ami from church every Suiulav morning, l'ictured uIkivo is the
bus thai is used and in the background is the cauteii where the services are
held every Sunday. Photo by Homer Davis.
Church-Owned Bus Transports Large
Part Of Long's Chapel' Congregation
Of District To Meet
Here On March 26
the Haywood Republicans will meet
April 1 J th and name a county
f!r- WaiJ said yesterday that he
Know of any likely candidate
f alt the chairmen and members of
Liw!r,m appointed by
f Pman Jl.rry Rogers, of the 11th
ftnet serve :m,i !,
.k,., . -"c care 01 xne
JPonsibdmes expected of them, the
March the 26th, will be as
Uf m locial circles "the most
Sn . , 01 me season tie
aPP0inU"l a ......
lertai , ' uworation, reception,
Srk!i -d publicity
imitw f : 7 W1L" an aavisory
11 be hft Z . ... tnat : something
to inoi nA t' nat Paps he fail
Jhd.e. In all, he has appointed
s of tv!e IW;sons t0 carrV the bur
litical iL" b' oulRide the "gular
hS,"1-, -Certainly sounds
. .l "iRht get th . v
1 W aL nurses
tts ii '" the Young Demo-
fation. enthusiastic demon-
fcdlll6 R:4,f,!Rt bets that can be
fuld be tUf lnontn Of March,
candilefVery Candidate, pros-
f d Wing. W thc P,itical
Ysis."u v . e ,,st ot political
hocrati, ain,t. the Young
1 runninc, ' " Warch 26th- he
Young Democrats of the 11th Con-
That it . gressional . district, embracing 13
knows no season or race, and is not counties of Western North Carolina,
announce by quarantine, and that Wtre completing plans this week to
one-half of those infected are not hold thc largest rally ever held in the
aware of the fact, and it is responsi- district, according to an 'announce-'
ble for more deaths than any other ment by Jerry Kogers, of Canton, dis-
disease. tnct chairman.
Miss Flud brought out the fact that 1 Th3 a"air calls for a banquet at the
only a doctor could properly make Gordon Hotel here at 7:00 p. m. on
the diagnosis. She stated that 60,000 March 26th, with prominent speaker's
babies al'e born every year with from the district and state, to be' fol
syphilis, having been infected before lowed by round and square dancing
birth, pointing out how through thc t Waynesville's new Armory,
treatment of the mother mnny of i ' Tickets were received this week
these could be saved. She told of the from Raleigh, and have been distrib
alarming number of new cases each uted to every county in the district,
year. and interest throughout the district
In closing Miss Flud 'told of the ' '''te that there will be a record
clinic that is being -conducted each attendance from every county.
Friday, in Canton in the morning,1 'Jerry Rogers, of Canton, has., an
and in WayncsviHe, in the afternoon, nounced the appointment of coinmit-
bv the district health donartment. lLe vompivi me P'u.is anu assisu 111
with treatment free of charge. She carrying out the varied program
.-,0,t tu. o v,t oW Ua entertainment planned tor the
v wiub .a 1.1 it jyci quit . -
infected has discovered their condi- "tes:
tion and started treatment, it is a! Program committee, W. C. Pyers,
jail offense not to continue. i chairman; Judge Sam U. Cat hey,
Those attending were so impressed Asheville, Cob Patton, Franklin;
with Miss Flud's talk, that it was sug
gested that other Parent Teacher
groups in the school district have her
present the subject at their meetings.
During the business session officers
for the coming year were elected as
follows: President, Mrs. Paul Walker,
vice president, Mrs. Noble Garrett,
secretary, Miss Frances Robeson, and
treasurer, Mrs. B. S. Marsh. Mrs.
Jack Messer, presided.
Rev. Carper, of Long's Chapel
Has Inaugurated System To
Til) His Church
Local Scouts Honored
At Asheville Meeting
The local Boy Scouts were honored
at the Asheville Court of 'Honor, of
the Daniel Boone Council, which was
held in the Buncombe county court
house, on Monday evening.
First Mate Lester Poteat and Sea
Scouts Ben Colkitt, Jack Richeson
and Kenneth Palmer, from the Sea
Scout Patrol, "Pelican," of Waynes
vjlle, served as color bearers. This
county enjoys the distinction of hav
ing the only Sea Patrol in the Daniel
Sea Scout Skipper J. C. Brown and
B. E. Colkitt, chairman of the Hay
wood County District of the Daniel
Boone Council, were guests and sat
with the court on Monday night in
16 Hailed Into
This Past Week
Maybe it is the springlike - weather.
Or maybe it's th aftermath of a
well behaved crowd all winter.
At any rate, lawlessness broke loose
this past week-end, and 16 were haul
ed into mayor's court on Monday. The
majority of them were charged with
being drunk. A week ago, only two
defendants were hailed in court for
Officers were unable to explain the
sudden increase ryes, an eight-fold in
crease. : ', -
Mayor J. H. Wtj reported yesterday
that during January the court col
lected $285 in court Costs, in Feb
ruary $112, and so far this month the
fines were in keeping with February :
With many weeks like this one,
however, the record will probably be
Junaluska P. T. A.
Projects For Year
The March meeting of the Junalus-
VISITOR PASSES AWAY
Information has been received
through friends here of the death of , ka Parent Teachers Association was
Mrs. A. H. Dubrieul, of Brookline, field in the school autditorium on
Mass. Mrs. Dubrieul's husband is Thursday evening. Mrs. B. H. Bur-
one of the officials, who often visits
the A. C. Lawrence Leather Com
pany, at Hazelwood, and she has also
been to Waynesville on several visits.
ress, president, presided. The usual
opening service featured the program.
Mrs. Rufus Siler explained the gar
Continued on Iiuck Pae .
Yfiu may have noticed a large black
bus parked in front of Long's Chapel,
or perhaps seen it on the highway. In
large aluminum letters you will find
"Long's Chapel Church Bus" painted
on either side. As the church can
boast back to the pioneering days of
Methodism in Haywood county, so the
bus represent another era in pio
neering, for it is the only motor ve
hicle of its kind known in use by any
church, at least in 'Southern Meth
odism. The pastor, the Rev, ooim K. Carper,
after investigating why this and that
person could not attend church, and
why many of the children did not
come to. Sunday school, was told that it
was either '-.too far to walk, or that
it" was. not safe for the children on
'Tire realization of tVie urgent need
of some provision for the children
whose parents had no nleans of
transportation, and the old people,
shut in from the World, by the dis
tance, who really could not come ' to
church, because of the: same reason,
and who were not able to walk, be
came a vital problem to be solved by
Mr. Carper, from the first day of his
pastorate at Long's Chapel.
The members of his church are
scattered in the coves and on rainy
days and wintery weather, he was
often discouraged by the attendance
at Sunday school and church. He
reached the state where he could not
sleep at night, worrying about the
situation, and how best to meet it.
He once considered trading in his
own car, for means of travel for his
church members, but in the end de
cided it was unfair to his family. He
thought of asking some dealer to help
finance the transportation, but real
ized that the church was not an ad
vertising medium, and abandoned that
Then he saw where the county was
to have new buses. With his knowl
edge Of the mechanism of a car, he
felt that he could make an old school
bus trust worthy for travel. . then he
found through C. D. Medford, that the
county had one that would serve his
The bus is a 1930 model A. Ford, a
ton and a half truck chasis, and has
been repainted black. The pastor gave
a note for its purchase to the county.
The congregation is making the pay
ments on: it. At the front as you
enter, is a small tin Can, into this are
dropped the free will offerings by
those who ride. No one knows how
much or how little any one puts i"
but at any rate it has been sufficient
to carry the operating expenses of
the bus, as well as buy a heater, and
a new tire, since it made its first trip
The pastor drives the bus. He
starts out at 8:45 on a regular sched
ule. He goes first to Liner Cove, on
Highway No. 10, then to the Grover
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Trains Nos. 19 And
Acting under authorization of the
Utilities Commission, the Southern
Railway System discontinued trains
Nos. 19 and 20 yesterday. These trains
have been operating between Ashe
ville and Bryson City.
Officials of the railroad company
have for sometime been taking the
matter up with citizens of the towns
served by thc trains, and have point
ed out that the operation of the two
trains has been a steady and heuvy
financial loss to the system.
No changes have been made in the
schedule of the other trains.
Robert E. Hyatt
Passed Away On
Successful Farmer Of County
Had Lived Here AU His Life;
Lust rites were conducted on Tues
day a fU'inoon at the residence, Lin
gamorc, on the Eagles Nest road, for
Robert Edward Hyatt, 76, who died
ut his home at nine o'clock on Monday
morning, following a long illness.
The Rev. J. (1. Hoggin, Jr., pastor of
the First Methodist church, officiated.
Burial was in Croon Hill cemetery.
Serving as active pallbearers were
the following nephews of Mr. Hyatt:
Ernest J and Will A. Hyatt, Tom
and Jimmy Allen, and Paul and Hill
Honorary pallbearers weie: Dr. Tom
Stringfield, H. ('.. Stone, Dr. .1. F.
Abel, Dr. Sam Stringfield, Claude N.
Allen, Jess Curtis, John McClure, T.
L. Hramlett, Van Toy, George Plott,
Vaughn Plott, Lawson Mehatfey, J. C.
Welch, W T. Denton, R. C. Coney,
J. R. Boyd, Pink Francis, Joe Tate,
Jdhn McClure, Lester Burgin, and
Joe Johnson, L. M. Killian, James W.
Killian, and John Wilson.
Mr. Hyatt was the son of Elislia and
Dorcas Daugherty Hyatt, early set
tlers of this county. He was born
on April the 17, 1X02, hear the place
where he has spent his entire life.
For many years he had been engaged
in farming, and his country home,
Lingamore, has been for sometime a
popular summer resort, was marrud
to Annie Uretta Jones, of HencK-rson
county, on December the 24th, 18H:t.
Mrs. Hyatt died several years ago.
They had two children, the late-Dr.
Frederick C. Hyatt, of Greensboro,
and the late Mrs. Annie Hyatt Wor
sham, wife of T. 11. Worslmin, of
Surviving are four -grandchildren,
Mary Elizabeth Hyatt, of Greensboro,
Robert F. Hyatt, of Guatemala City,
Central America, Walter Jones Hyatt,
of-Purkp Air College, East 'St.' Louis,
111., and Hunter Worsham, Jr., of
Waynesville, and sevnal nieces ami
3 Negroes Bound
To Court Here
On Robbery Count
Three AVaynesvillj. negroes have
been bound over to superior court,
charged with robbing Manse Cagle,
a fi0-year-old white man, on the edge
of town early Sunday afternoon.
Cagle told police that one of the
negroes grabbed him and while hold
ing his arms, took his pocket book and
keys, Cagle said the three disap
his pocket and tried to get his hand
out, but was prevented by the negro's
After getting the pocket book and
l;eys, Cagle said the three (disap
peared in the woods. Only one is
said to have actually participated in
the robbery, while the other two look
ed on, and then accompanied the one
with the money in the woods, accord
ing to police who investigated.
The three boys were given a hearing
before Magistrate Frank Ferguson.
One is out on bond, the other two re
main in jail. :
Later in the afternoon, Cagle was
arrested for being drunk, and placed
Crew Of 30 Men At
Work To Complete
Club House In Mo.
Streets Heing Built, Shrubs And
Trees Planted. Course
A crew of 30 men are pushing for
ward to completion the 2ti-room addi
tion o the Waynesville Country Club
within tht. next thirty days, according
to Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Long, owners.
While carpenters, painters and
plumbers are busy on the addition
that will cost well over forty thous
and dollars, there are other crews busy
building new streets, planting trees
and shrubs and working on the 18
hole golf course.
Parking facilities far 150 cars are
Already 2,600 trees and shrubs
have been planted, and shortly 1,000
more will be set out. A nursery iu
Brevard was recently purchased by
Mr. Long, and the stoek will bo plant
ed at the Country Club.
"If Imoney and work will make
good green on the golf course, we
will have them," Mr. Long said.
"Twenty men have been working on
the courst. and grounds, for over a
year, and still we haven't finished our
The stream through the middle of
the course has been covered with stone
slabs, and the water in the stream,
which conies from some twenty
streams, is kept clear by having a
gravel bottom In the stream bed.
Over ."00 tons of rock wer,. required
for this work.
The water is uKid in the Hello
Meade swimming pool, which Mr. and
Mrs. Long will operate this year. A
new bottom will be made in the pool
before the season.
Workmen are hauling rock and dirt
this week for the third driveway to
the club house.
Voiilii Council Tryinjr
To Get Kecrcational
Center; Hear Bowles
On March th,. fifteenth the Youth
Council met at the Ratcliff Cove Iiap
tist church. The meeting was open
ed by nn address from Mr. M. H.
Howies on how to get a young people's
recreational building. Mr. Howies
presented several plans by which the
council might succeed in doing this.
The Youth Council has .studied for
several weeks the social problems in
the community. They have definitely
decided that the greatest need of the
young people is good recreation. The
council is planning with the aid of
the churches, civic organizations, and
business men to provide a means of
recreation.. The next council meeting
will be held March 22nd, at .the Hap
I"0VN OFl ICiAUS ATTEND
HEARING IN ItALEHill
T. L. Hramlett and Robert Hugh
Clark attended a meeting in Raleigh
this past week, representing thc town
on some power matters. Mr. Hram
lett is back there today, appearing
with representatives of other town.-;
before the Utilities Commissjon.
Chas. E. Ray, Jr., attended a meet
ing of the executive committee of the
North Carolina Merchants Association
in Asheville on Tuesday. The asso
ciation will hold their annual summer
meeting at Blowing Rock in June.
U.S. Department of Agricnlturr
Waynesville Cooperative Station
H. M. HALL, Observer
A nation-wide campaign has been
launched by the American Legion, the
Disabled American Veterans of the
World War and the Veterans of For-
eign Wars of the United States, to
have counted and registered, through
state employment service offices, all
unemployed veterans in the United
The North Carolina State Employ
ment Service will co-operae fully in
this movement. Each office of the
service has one person whose special
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Mean for week
Low for week .-..i............. .........
High for week ....
Departure from normal March
Temp, plus 3.3
Precipitation for week ......... .....2.18
Precipitation for March to date 3.75
Total precipitation 1938 to date ..10.1,3
Excess for year to date 1.11
Same Period Last Year
Mean maximum . , -.54.4
Mean minimum ......27.6
Mean for week 41
Low for week 19
High for week 64
Precipitation for week ...0.53