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R LEE VHITMir.E.
Haywood county is headed for a
lrd-fought Democratic primary. And
may lay to that.
be first announcement of the week
made by Johnnie J. ferguson, as
candidate for clerk of superior
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irt. shortly auerwuras, w. u.
crs announced he was a candidate
Published In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance of The Great Smokv Mountains National Park
FIFTY-FOURTH YEAR NO. 14
WAYNESVILLE, N. C. THURSDAY. APRIL 7, 1938
$1.50 IN ADVANCE IN COUNTY
Travel In Park
Shows 54 Per Cent
Increase Over Feb.
Illinois tars Lead All Other
States Except North Caro
lina And Tennessee
tFenruson and Byers are two loyal
imocrati, and have been active in
ilitieal affairs for many years.
icir affiliations, and past records
its both of them in line for many
p'or a number of years Ferguson
4s a successful business man, and
;er was connected with the state
id federal government. For over a
Lr he has served as deputy tax
llevtur of Haywood.
jMr.- Byers is now completing his
ond term as clerk, and prior to
t was an educator. He has served
moderator of the Haywood Baptist
ifociation, and as ..chairman of va-
U8 civic enterprises. He is a mem-
of. the executive committee of the
Lt IVmocratie party.
iThe race for membership on tha
:rd of commissioners, looms now
4 if it might be one of the most
hjtly fontested in the primary.
A. Lowe, present chcairman, is
kinp: re-election, and makes the
rth member of the present board
announce for re-election. Mr,
Ijw formerly served as sheriff of
ilywood for fyur years....
-irl Ferguson; of Jonathan's Crock.
ffmally announced today that he is
a tiUldidate fur tnv m.lWfr... o.l
f'ervisor. His announcement is the
t due made in this newspaper for
J office. Mr. Feiguson is a leading
frymiin, farmer and business man.
Js office has been an appointive
e until the passing of a bill by
f-resentative Cube, making it elc-
Visitors to Great Smoky Mountains
National Park during March num
bered 20,794, and they came in 7,202
vehicles (actual count.) This figure
represents a 54 per cent increase over
travel for the previous month, Feb
ruary, 1938. Travel for March, 1938,
represents a decrease of 24 per cent
over the estimated travel for March,
1937. The estimate for last March
was too high; no definite decrease
in travel has been noted.
Visitors from 46 states, the District
of Columbia and Hawaii, and one
province of Canada, Ontario, were
counted, with 38 per cent of the visi
tors being from other than the States
of North Carolina and Tennessee. A
greater number of states was regis
tered than in March, 1937, and the
percentage of visitors from states
other than Tennessee and North Car
olina is higher.
The greatest travel for any one day
in the month was recorded on Sunday,
March' zv, when the total of 2,767
persons in 776 vehicles visited the
park. They were from 29 states.
Ohio and Illinois, as usual, main
tained their lead in number of visitors
over all other states except the local
states of Tennessee and North Caro
lina, and for the first time this travel
year Illinois shows more visitors for
the month than does Ohio.
Handicapped, But Wearing A Smile
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i " 1 f' iMliih'i ' ' ' V;
One Killed, Others Have Narrow
Escapes In 6 Auto Wrecks Here
Annual Chamber Of
Set For April 14th
Coleman W. Roberts will be
the principal speaker at the an
nual Chamber of Commerce ban
quet here next Thursday night
at the Hotel Gordon.
Plans are being completed this
week to take care of at least 200.
Ralph Prevost, president, and
secretary J. Dale Stentz, together
with other officials, are working
out a brief, yet complete pro
gram, they said yesterday.
Mr. Roberts addressed the Rota
ry Club hero a few months ago,
and so impressive, and instructive
was his address that he was urg
ed to come here and address the
members of the Chamber of Com
merce at their annunl banquet.
Complete details will be an
nounced in next week's issue.
Henry Teagroe Killed On Balsam
Mountain. Five Other Wrecks
-f "ion Weaver and R. Lee Whitmire,
spot by any means being over
dowwl by announcements of coun
J candidate?. . -
,7 MV- Whitmire this week
f the foi-mer Henderson county
f310' Would be in HrnmnnJ .1 -
J ' date. It has been rumored
3v.f, c "gently, 'that there is
7 1 Lf. ,of cunty headquarters
Apple Crop Not
Damaged By Cold
According to the latest reports the
cold weather of the past week did not
damage the apple crops of the county
as much as was estimated on early
The most serious efTects from the
sudden change in temperature were
reported from the Boone Orchards, of
approximately 5,000 trees, part of
which were at fine time owned by C. A.
Black. The thermometer dropped to
23 in that section on the Pigeon road.
It is said that many of the summer
apples were seriously damaged.
R. N. Barber, Jr., manager and A.
H. Sparks, foreman, of the Barber
Orchards, Stated that there was prac
tically no damage to the 14,000 trees
in the Barber Orchards. The bloom
is very light this year and the crop
will not be as large as usual, it was
There arc 4,000. young trees, Golden
Delicious variety, in the Barber Or
chard, with 1,000 expected to bear this
year for the first time. The bloom is
1 1 ..a .. .1 .1. i.
, L-t,v , uKuL lu.,u.uu,, i Thl.ci, Waynesville men have had
From all indications the crop of! their drivers license revoked during
this year will in no way compare ton he past few days, all on charges of
There are more than 100 other children in Haywood County that are
lacing me as a cripple, HKe this little fellow, win, is inking his deformity
with u smile.
Cripples of Hay wood Will
Be Aided by Sale of Seals
Farm Banquet Set j
For April 20th1
Over 100 Cripples In Haywood
County Need Treatment.
Plans will be completed Friday
night for a banquet sponsored by
the Waynesville Chamber of Com
merce and the Rotary Club for
Haywood county farmers. The
date is Wednesday, April 21.
Several outstanding leaders in
agriculture in the state have
already said they would be pres
ent. Others will be invited. A
number of leading cattlemen from
over the state are expected to be
here, as the annual Guernsey
sale will bo held at Osborne
Form on the 21st.
Over 5,000 Books
Loaned By Library
Since January 1
The Waynesville Public Library has
enjoyed an unusual period since the
first of January. To date, with thi'
eiuling of the month of March, the
circulation of adult books has amount
ed to 3,773, and the juvenile circula
tion has been 1,200, making a total of
During this time 3!) new books have
been added to the shelves, with K!
donated. There have been 132 now
names registered, with 4,r!r persons
visiting the library.
Among the last books placed on
the rental shelves, which in time will
Three Lose Drivers
License In Waynesville
' Open the door, and make wav for
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. a .ii-ttie, jeiiow who can spend his nlav , ,u "'"'"'ii wnnoui charge, art
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hours on cruteOies and still smile. iouowmg: jjeep hummer.
The lad pictured above is tvnieal ;vvcu Bristow; "Pvodiir.-il Parents.'
of more than a hundred in the count v. 1 b.V Sinclair Lewis; "This Proud
who hasn't received quite -'an even Heart," by Pearl Buck; "Out of
i break; physically.- ' , . Africa,' by Isak Duesen; "Bow Down
I You don't, 'get that confident smile ,I VVo0( !"kI Stone,"-by (iertrude
j he is displaying from spending months If'i "Citadel," by. Dr. A. J,
in bed and looking forward to many Cronin; Plantation Murder," by
-! more on crutches. You don't get. it )hl'1'stl,u' Oovan, and "As 1 Live and
i from knowing the other kids-are out I,IV!l11"'." ''.V Willie B. Kthridge.
! jilayin baseball.
I Yoii K-et it from sueh simple
! things as the sun above, and the flow
j ers blooming outside the door and
j f mm the knowledge that someone
cares and is doing something to help
Here in Haywood county, there are
ii ninncs now 1-amng . treatment, i Weather liiii eai h,.i
, i i oeie aie scores ot others to be reach-1 most cast.i lv h,...i,
Quake Shock Felt
Death stalked the highways in this
community over the week-end, und
claimed another victim, out of six
Henry Teague, a 64-year-old Way
nesville painter, died as the result of
injuries received when his car turned
over on Balsam Mountain, just be
yond the Haywood-Jackson line. De
tails of the accident were not avail
able. It was first thought that his
injuries were not serious as he was
entered in the Haywood County Hos
pital, where he died in less than an
Knur of Waynesville' yonag citi
zens narrowly tttcaped weriotm injury
late Sunday aXk'nioon, when, two
cars clashed at Haywood and Miller
streets. A car driven by Billy Pre
vost was completely demolished. Tin
other car, driven by Karl Caldwell,
was not damaged. Mrs. Prevost and
Jimmy Neal were with Mr. Prevost
at the time. They suffered shock and
bruises. Their car turned over twice.
Caldwell was not injured.
Friday afternoon, a delivery truck
of the Pet Dairy Products 'Company,
driven by a Mr. Pressley, was forced
oil the road near Jlanelwood, and
crashed into a concrete bridge on
Highway No. 1!). He suffered cuts
and bruises about the face and head.
He remained in the hospital several
days. The truck was damaged about
Kai-ly Sunday morning, Lawrence
Joins, driving a '36 model Chevrolet,
crashed into the guard posts on Wal
nut street near the borne of W. T.
Denton. His car was damaged about
$10(1, but he escaped without injury.
'Sai.ur.lay night,- Ted Walker, dam
aged his car about $100 when it left
the highway just below the hospital,
and crashed into a telephone polo.
He was hot hurt.
Slight damage was done to two
cars Sunday morning, in -front of the
t'leyowill Apartments. It, was re
ported that the car of George An
derson was hit when the driver of a
l!i:;r Buick attempted to pass on
on the wrong side. Fenders and
running boards were damaged.
WRECK VICTIM liimiKI)
T I 'ESI) A Y A l'T!'.:.!:M)o.
I a. m
the thousands of bushels of th
short trip thwinn wi
nolhVerfth(! ek-end by a mem-
"I the Rbiff nf u:
I that m 7 8 yaPeT reveai
I . 1 Henderson connfw fo c,,
! their "how-
fiA 7 lar oeyona ex-
"OOfis of pui. 1.:. -i . .
- ma ciosesi DacKers.
spaDer Lull conservative
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TH I S WEEK
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Win Music Contest
The following members of the
Waynesville Junior Music Club were
winners in the Western North Caro
lina competition music festival, which
was held on Saturday at the Woman's
Club house in Ashcville: Jane Wyehe,
Lois Massie, Merrell, Green, Ida Lou
Gibson, Jean Anne Bradley, Ruth;
Burgin, and Lenora Mae Walker.
The contest was sponsored by the
National Federation of Music Clubs.
All the winners received superior
ratings which entitle them to com
pete in thS state festival, which will
be held in Charlotte, at Queen's Col
lege, on the 16th of April. All the
local winners are planning to enter
the state wide contest.
The girls are music pupils of Miss
Grace McGhee Crocker, who is coun
selor of the Waynesville Junior Music
driving while drunk.
Kichard Kempt, 1
The nameo of.
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Kiclia 1J Kempt, William Michael and ' ... , V . . ' ----i"""- i.u-i.y uiy aim. to the wesl ward
light earllitUMlu' .shock at 5:K
on .March ."lst is . oi,,,, i,.,i I,,.
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This is the
result imr froin
are listed by the V" V'.' : ' K l" reacn.. inese
Revenue Denartment. nf th.. stHt..: J"" UK wauneni, an.l l e-
-' i in in to a ueiier me. oe more
To do this requires money. jar.
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Km. ii l ii, ot- renieiiiuereu nere, mat AK lai
To date 1(1,13-1 licenses have been re
voked. . '
e tremor here, wn v...
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in.I mo oliservcr it .1 .
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of 'side Klip" than a vertical 1
.Jane Wyche To Play
leu. is liLil.
quake in thi:
as is; l.-nL'in
In- li,H.v W C;.k ,.r .;.. i : , ... " ' nearest
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givoig inese iroaiments without, oi v:iviir.u i .... .l.
UVer liMUlO Itmay cost, ana is to-operating with the dis-j danger of a
. ''; . . . trict health department, and other , vicinity.
Jane Wyche, talented young daugh-i 'agencies in this humanitarian work. I : : :
tor of Mr, and Mrs. T. Troy Wyche, 1 ''Very year at this time Easter
will play over WWNC at 3 o'clock -seals are placed on sale, and the mon
this afternoon, during the period Bob-; ey derived from these goes to help
bie Sloan, local pianist, gives his pro-4 defray, the expenses of giving crip
gram, pies a better life. The seals are one
Jane will give the second number, i en wh, and this year civic organ-
She will play "The Ronda" from the ' ;tr , ... ' JWlary Uut and the
, which 1 ' VIUD W1" nn"e the sale
Fiftlv Symphony, by Hayden,
will take around three and a
Jane has been in many local ama
teur performances, but this is her
first experience on a professional
Rev. Baucom To
Knox ville Pastor To
Fill Baptist Pulpit
r ainerent nh,
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ou vill enjoy. Turn to
11 no-. on page five.
The Rev. J. Howard Young, as
sistant pastor of the Bell Avenue
Baptist church, of Knoxville, will fill
w-j y-g- in i t me puipit oi me r irst rsaptisi cnurcn
JKe JlOnOreU -LaSter I here on Sunday morning and Sunday
evening, at the regular service hours.
Mr. Young is a native of Roxboro.
He will be accompanied by Mrs.
Young. While in town they will be
the guests of Mr. and Mrs. John L.
Boy Scouts To Plant
Trees In Pisah Sat.
Boys Scouts from the troops of
ajtlUBVIlU' l.ak T.,....l....l. ,
B-sgah National Forest. They will
jenp., assist in the planting of m, spruce
I '"''', lites. were condarted on Tues
d:iy artcrrioon at the residence on
j Seymour s-troet, for Henry Teague,
.r)l, who died on .Sunday afternoon ai
I or ir, o'clock at . the Haywoo.1 Counly
j Hospital. The Rev. V. L. Allen of -!
fi lated. Burial '.was in the (Jreen Hill
j Air. Te.-uru.-'s death was due to in
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v..vnn.,n. ...u.ny on -hnn.l.iv
:il ternoon. It was not thought at
first that his injuries were seri.ni ,
and he was token to Haywood -Conn' .
Hospital for the treatment of minor
lacerations, but he died in one-half
hour after he reached the hospital,
from internal injuries.
Surviving-. are two daughters, M is.
ray Gibson and Mrs. I5eitb:v M.....
of the seals.
The Rotary Club is snonsorinir
pled children's work, and have offer- trees. The work wW bdoT
ed to assist those doing thev work in I supervision of B J O SniitK f
making the campaign a success. The Iter of the Sunburst' Camp of thePk"
Rotary committee is composed of J. gah Forest. ls"
G. Higgin, Jr., chairman, Frank! The boys will be ..!v,. -S
C N. Allen and A. P. Led-hadge Lestry t StZi
ut. ti-ei . in the fftrnct ti.: . ..
The members of the First Baptist
church are planning . to hold open
house in the W'elch Memorial Sun
day school building, on Easter Sunday
afternoon, as a courtesy to the Rev.
and Mrs. H. W, Baucom. The hours
will be from 4 to 6, and the members
of the congregations of the other
churches in town are invited.
The affair will be in the nature of
a farewell to the Baucoms, who will
make their home in Asheville in the
future, the Rev. Mr. Baucom, having
recently become associated "vith the
work of the Good Samaritan Miss-on
Miss Link Brendle has returned to
her home here after spending the
past week as the guest of Miss Pat
Crocker, in Gaffney, S. C. She was
accompanied home by her hostess,
and Miss Anne Crocker, Miss Virgin
ia Stowe, Raeford Webb, Joe Gaffney,
and Ernest Strange, who were her
guests on Sunday.
Last Friday, Miss Harte Oliver,
nurse of the health department, Dr.
Smith and Mr. Higgin, had charve
of the program at Rotary, and brought
with them two crippled young people
one a girl about 16, and a boy 13.
Dr. Smith explained how such cases
were treated, while Miss Oliver ex
plained how the health department
sought out the cases and urged them
to take treatment.
Dr. Smith pointed out that the big
gest problem was getting the patients
to attend the clinics regularly. In
order to help solve this problem, Ro
tarians are arranging transportation
facilities for all who want to attend
The committee named to stage the
seal sale, during the week of April
11 to 17th, includes: Dr. S. P. Gay, M.
D. Watkins, A. P. Ledbetter, Hugh
Massie and Ralph Prevost
During Easter week, the following
(Continued on back page)
made poss.ble through the offer of
STp- r?' st raneer, of
... oKan .national r orest.
-The government trucks will convey
the boys to and from the forest. A
large number of the scouts -ire pl;.n-
.".. . w advantage of this unusual
both of Waynesville, his mother, Mi
Lavada Duncan Teague, of CanK.n.
one sister, Mrs. May Barnea, of Can
ton, two brothers-, Robert, of Waynes
ville, and Mack, of Iliawassee, C.i.,
and seven grandchildren. His wife
died a few weeks ago.
7Ae tfJecMie, Report
H. M. HALL, Of ficial Observer
Rev. And Mrs. New ,
Tour Sunshine State
The Rev. and Airs. Albert New ar
rived on Friday from a three months
stay in Florida. The Rev. Mr. New
served as rector of the Church of the
Ascension in Clearwater for two and
a half months during the past winter.
Following the time spent in Clear
water, the News were joined by Mr.
and Mrs. W. B. Hill, of Balsam, and
together they spent two weeks tour,
ing the state, including visits in Key
West, Palm Beach and Augustine.
March Max. Min. Tree.
31 " 72 1,1
1 65 55 0.H2
2 56 41 0.75
3 63 26
4 48 30
5 60 37
Mean maximum .
Mean minimum .
Mean for week .
High for week ...
Low for week .....
Above April normal temperature 0.7
Precipitation for week ............0.77
Precipitation for month 0.77
Excess since April 1st .......,..0.0 i
Precipitation for year .........12.4;5
Deficiency for year -......... 1.1 8
Summary .if or March
Mean maximum- T K-
Mean minimum , .3G.lfl
Mean for month .4b.Uu'
Excess mean temperature ......2.2
High for month ....,.76
Low for month ............ ...14