The Waynesville Mountaineer
EADS COUNTY G. 0. P.
ALVIN T. WARD
While Haywood Democrats are dis
king the June primary, and new
fcdidates begin active campaigning,
county Republicans will gather at
tide high school tonight, and after
irins: their congressional candidate,
nno Gudger,, Asheville attorney,
111 proceed to name a county ticket,
jth their chairman Alvin T. Ward,
lite .Hay-wood Republicans are keep
t their plans quiet until tonight's
cvtinir. No indication ot any one
lididate was even hinted. Mr.
Idger's speech will be looked on as
call to arms of the G. O. P. forces
well as his opening campaipn ad
iG.'O.-P. leaders are looking for a
I house at 7: IK).
aii the meantime, campaigning
fcong the Democrats was more brisk
week. With only nine days left
(file, those who have any intention of
tjiing are out making last minute
ns to get in.
The nice for county commissioner
)k a decided turn this week, as
ree more candidates made formal
i.ounceinent seeking the nomination.
Kirovir Rogers is seeking re-elec-
m, ami is the sixth members of the
jesent board that will make a race
June. Shortly after Mr. Rogers
taouiK-cd, (ieorire A. Brown. Jr..
wynesvill,. business man, and native
fines ( reck, announced that he was
k-amialate. From Pigeon came the
km'al. announcement of E. B. Rick.
f n, merchant, and former member
the beard. There are now seven
fcdidnt.e, 'fur the commissioner nom
tiou. Leaver' 11. 1r.racki.n lav ntW-
is seeking reelection, and made
fnriiia! announcement this week;
Mi't'l:uk(;n has been in mihlic
f r "'fiiy years, and this past
pr.hung-d'p-a record for collecting
... v,yiul.G lb. UUU
h'tmire, spent several hours in
ywood yesterday looking over the
Uieal held, slnd discussing his cam
'?n Plans, lie and his Henderson-
wtcs said they were im
fssed with the attitude of Haywood
pe former Henderson county sena-
W Has snon tU i ... i
uic past several weess
counties east of the ri,W anA I,,.
assured of a heavy vote in that
Fory- All indicatinna .
I ffi man5('r and probably a colon
ic- ; e opened m Haywood
fm the next few weeks.
As far aS is known locally, no
Zf a been started by Con
wsman Zebulon Weaver.
5r'ak'rii41 . candidate, Prank" Han-'iT-
J"s campaign against
t address. in which he did
mention his opponent's name, but
frm,v' hit directly at per-
imtr rmises made fcy the Con
7& 1 r- 0xford did "ot make
's rl,;. on several of Hay
rifst, I Rv,0i7 . ... .
fch in Z ' "l maKe my maiden
wpport if v.-1 Btatcs .Se"ate
let of r 1 u- rooms tor tne Dis-
fh be in "r r WlU my last
hit of ! advocacy t the cstab
'o. .of a race trarl.
r, i win not .
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Published In The County Seat of Haywood County
FIFTY-FOURTH YEAR NO.
100 Men At Work Enlarging
High School Athletic Field
Grounds At Junior High Being
Graded. School Will Main
tain Apple Orchard
One hundred men started t j work
Tuesday morning enlarging the ath
letic field and grading grounds at the
high school here.
The plan is to develop an A-l com
munity athletic field, which will be
suitable for baseball, football, foit
ball and track. The present field is
being extended into a fan-shap, with
the extensions ranging from 40 to 100
yards. The general direction of the
extension is into the apple orchard
back of the present field.
Not all of the hill will be cut down,
as part of it will be used by the vo
cational boys for working out pro
jects, and in cultivation of the orchard.
The baseball diamond will be near
the present stadium, and no changes
will be made at present in the football
field. The plans that are being work
ed out will provide adequate grounds
for community- teams to play, and
comfortable seats for all spectators.
Five acres were acquired from Mrs.
W. F. Swift for the extension of the
It is expected that the project will
require the work of 100 men for two
months. This is a WPA work project-
School authorities have been work
ing on the project for several months.
The present plans do not include
lighting facilities, but the work is
being done with that in mind bo that
the lights can be provided later.
Hear Dr. Moore
Dr. Duckett Named Delegate
To State Convention At
At the meeting of the Haywood
County Medical Society, which was
held in Canton on Thursday night,
Dr. V. Howard Duckett was named
as the official delegate from the
group, to represent the county soci
ety at the State Medical Society,
which will be held at Pinehurst in
An address by Dr. Julian Moore, of
Asheville, councillor of the 10th dis
trict of the North Carolina Medical
Society, was the principal feature of
program of the meeting, which open
ed with a dinner at the Hotel Impe
rial in Canton.
Dr. V. Howard Duckett was chair
man of the program, with Dr. Wiley
C. Johnson and Dr. J. L. Reeves, also
of Canton, in charge of the atraiie
ments of the meeting. Wives of the
members were special' guests.";'-
OlBcers of the county society are:
President, Dr. W. L. Kirkpatrick, vice
president, Dr. Roy H. Moore, of Can
ton, and secretary and treasurer, Dr.
J. R. Westmoreland, of Canton.
Former Waynesville Roy
Makes Outstanding Record
James F. Latham, son of Mr. and
Mrs, James R. Latham, of Hickory,
who formerly i-csided here, is making
a fine record at Duke University. He
has recently been elected to member
ship, in. the Phi Eta Sigma national
honorary freshman society.
To be eligible for membership in
the society, a freshman must have
earned at least 2.25 quality points
during the first term. Latham's av
erage was 2.40. He was one of twenty-seven
boys out of a total enroll
ment of 518 freshmen to be honored
In addition to being a member of
Phi Eta Sigma, young Latham was
recently pledged to Phi Delta Theta,
national social fraternity . at Duke
University. He is boxing manager
and a member of the freshman Y. M.
C. A. council. Hq is also a member of
staff of the Chantcleer yearbook.
Rotarians Elected Board
Of Directors Friday
The newly elected board of direc-1
tors of the Waynesville Rotary Club
will meet this week and elect a pres
ident to take office July first. The di
rector elected by the club last Fri
day were: Claude N. Allen, J. G.
Huggin, M. H. Bowles, Jack Messer,
Ralph Prevost, L. N. Davis and Dr.
J. R. McCracken.
All of the 29 members were pres
ent last meeting.
mr. Mccracken improving
M. J. McCracken, who has been with
his daughter, Mrs. J. Q. Allison, for
sometime, is much improved.
Speaker 111, So
The annual Chamber of Com
merce banquet, scheduled for to
night, has been postponed until
The principal speaker, Cle
nian W. Roberts, of Charlotte, is
ill and could not be here tonight,
and officials of the organization
moved the date to May 12th in
order to miss the activities of
Commencement at the schools.
Flans Reing Made To Take Care
Of 150 At Supper Meet At
Haywood's farmers and dairymen
and their wives, will gather Wednes
day evening, April 20, at the Masonic
Temple for a supper, which is being
staged in recognition of the Guernsey
Cattle Promotion Sale, -'which will
take place the following day.
C. N. Allen is chairman of the pro
gram, and stated that a prominent
speaker affiliated with Guernsey Cat
tle Association, was being sought, and
it is believed he will be here for the
A dozen or more outstanding- cattle
men and Guernsey breeders of the
state, and officials of State College in
Raleigh, have already accepted in
vitations. County agents from sev
eral counties in this area Have been
R. R. Smithwick, county agent, in
charge of affairs, said that he be
lieved between IQO and 150 would at
tend the supper meeting.
Plans have been worked out for
the men to pay fifty cents per plate,
and all ladies admitted without cost.
Tickets have been mailed to many, but
it wus announced that all the women
not receiving tickets would be admit
ted free without a ticket. Those
planning to attend should notify the
county agent's office not later than
The meeting is being sponsored by
the Chamber of Commerce and the
As Postmaster Here
J. Harden Howell has been re
appointed postmaster of the Way
Howell has served since March,
'1934.- and his new appointment is
for another four years.
District To Meet
At Bethel Tuesday
Two-Day Session Will Re Held.
Noted Pastors On
The Asheville Presby terial, which
includes the Presbyterian churches in
the Asheville territory, extending to
Murphy, wjll hold a two days session
next week at the Bethel Presbyterian
The meeting will open on Tuesday
the 19th, at U o'clock, and close the
following afternoon. Dr. D. W. Rich
erdson, who holds the chair of Mis
sions in the Union Theological Semir
nery, in Richmond, Va., will preach
at the Tuesday morning session. ;
The first part of the morning will
be given over to the election of a
moderator to succeed R. C. McGill, of
Montreat, the retiring moderator.
On Tuesday evening at 7:30 the
service will be given over to the study
and discussion of Home Missions in
On Wednesday morning a Foreign
Missions program, with Dr. Richerd
son as the principal speaker, will be
presented. At 11 o'clock Dr. L. T.
Wilds, pastor of the First Presbyte
rian church of Hendersonville, will
MASONS TO HAVE
A special Easter service will be held
at the Presbyterian church Sunday
morning at eleven o'clock for the Ma
sons of this community.
All Masons have ben requested to
meet at the Masonic Temple at 10:30
and go in a group to the Presbyte
The service will be open to the pub
At The Eastern Entrance
WAYNESVILLE, N. C, THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 1938
Being Made For
Week Of April 24th Set As Clean
Up. And Paint-Up
The week of April 24th through the
30th has been set aside nationally as
BetU-r Homes Week, and will be ob
served throughout the nation. For
the past five years organizations in
North Carolina have been so busy with
other work that they have not co
operated in this national movement
for Better Homes in America, as much
as many other states.
This year Miss Pauline Smith,
Northeastern District Home Demon
stration agent, at State College, in
Raleigh, has been made state chair
man. The Better Homes campaign pro
vides an opportunity and incentive
once a year for all organizations and
individuals in the county, state and
nation to think better home, talk
better homes and build better homes
As the state's part in this national
campaign the cities and towns and
rural sections of North Carolina will
concentrate on clean-up for its better
homes program for 19118.
It is pointed out that each citizen
in the county can do much to improve
home, community, and county by just
cleaning up about the premises, with
the idea- in mind of permanent im
provements. This means removing
accumulated waste, burning trash,
painting, repairing, and planting.
Miss Mary Margaret Smith, county
home demonstration agent, is lending
her assistance throughout the county
In an effort toward putting the mat
ter before the people.
The mayor has issued instructions
that the town trucks be run all day on
each day of the week carrying off rub
bish from homes, buildings and vacant
lots, or from any spot that can be
reached by the trucks.
If there is any rubbish or unsight
ly waste left about your place, you
will have no excuse, after the 30th, for
the town is willing to haul anything in
this class uway from your home
grounds. O. L. Briggs says the trucks
will go on regular schedule all day,
arid will make several trips during
each day. Ihcy will necessarily be
filled to overflowing on many of these
trips, so it will be advisable to have
your rubbish all gathered up by Sat
urday of this week ready to start
moving on Monday the 25th.
Among well known citizens of the
state who w ill speak over the radio in
behalf of the Better Homes program,
will be: The Right Reverend Edwin
A. IVnick, Bishop of the Diocese of
North Carolina, Governor Clyde K.
Iioey, Dr. C lyde A. krwin,' Dr. Clai
ence Poe, and Dr. Frank Graham,
president -of. .the University of -North
If you have not already done so,
start today and search from your
attic to your basement, from your
hack door to your front door, from
the front entrance into your grounds
to your back fence, for trash and un
sightly rubbish, the removal' of which
will add not only to the looks, but to
the convenience of your place. Show
your pride in your home and your
community by entering into this state
and nation wide campaign.
Fines Greek Boys
Do Various Jobs
A summary of the farr shop work
done by the students of vocational
agriculture of the Fines Creek school
shows that they did 300 repair jobs
and 250 construction jobs in the school
farm shop the past school year.
The school farm shop was improved
25 per cent by the addition of new
tools and new equipment. Three home
farm shops were established. Ap
proximately 200 construction and re
pair jobs were done at the homes of
The following are some of the con
struction jobs done in the school shop:
35 ironing boards; 30 hammer hand
les; 7 lunch room tables; 2 book cab
inets; 2 quilting frames; 3 flower
stands; 5 axe handles; 2 bulletin
boards; 3 tool cabinets; 25 hand saw
handles; 4 ' butcher knives; 6 chisel
handles; 2 hatchet handles; 4 wood
chisels; 3 churn dashers and lids; 2
hand-saw filing clamps; 4 single trees;
2 newspaper stands; 2 mounts for
shop; 5 metal cuffs; 5 panels for stage
equipment, and other articles.
The following are some of the repair
jobs done: 25 plane blades sharpened;
30 axes sharpened; 8 hatchets sharp
ened; 20 benches repaired; 60 chairs
repaired; 15 chisels sharpened 12 saws
fitted (including jointing, setting and
filing) ; 5 draw knives sharpened; 3
work benches repaired; 25 kitchen
knives sharpened; 15 tables repaired;
2 wood vises repaired; 2 lawn mow
ers repaired and other items.
of The Great Smokv Mountains National Park
Grading And Surfacing Of 209
To Get Underway At Early Date
For Easter Sunday
Sunrise service at 7 o'clock un
der the cross at Iike Junaluska
sponsored by the Youth Christian
A special service for the Masons
will be held at the Waynesville
Presbyterian church, with the
sermon by the pastor, Dr. R. P.
Walker, which will be open to the
At the morning service at all
the churches will be special Eas
ter musical programs.
Open house will be held at the
Welch Memorial Sunday school
building of the First Baptist
church honoring the Rev. and
Mrs. H. W. Baucoin. The public
is invited. Hours from 4 to 0
"From Sepulchre to Throne,"
an Faster Cantanta, presentiNl at
the First Methodist church, at.
7:30 o'clock, by the choir. The
E.R. Davis, Former
Passes In Union
Was Mayor Of South Carolina
Town Had Many' Relatives
In Haywood County
Information has been received hero
of the death of E. R. Davis, of), mayor
of Union, S. C, and. former citizen -of
this county, which occurred at his
home in Union on Thursday the 7th
Mr. Davis lias a wide family con
nection in this section. He moved t)
Union in the fall l'JBJ from Waynes
ville, where he has since resided, lie
was prominent in the business, civic,
and social life of his adopted home,
and was held in high esteem by its
He was a member of the First Bap
tist church of. Union and' had been u
deacon -for sometime. He Wat elected
.mayor' of Union in ll::c, but' ill health
had forced' him to ..withdraw lioni the
coming election in May.
Funeral services were conducted at
the First -Baptist church at -1 o'clock
on Friday, al'tel neon, with the pastor,
the Rev. ('. Cv- Campbell,' assisted bv
the K.eV. Lewis M. Rice, .t!ieialed.
Surviving are his widow, Mi. Mac
Thaikill Davis, tour -children, Mrs.
Keith .Ylelvin, Wilmington, Mi.-.
Ralph Farthing, f Spartanburg, ( ni l
Davis, of Woiford College, and Ralph
Davis, student at Union liitrh school;
an adopted daughter, Mrs. H. C. Har
rison, of Washington, D. ('.;. hin fath
er, T.J. Davis, of this county,
Brothers and sisters surviving are:
R. E. and T. C. Davis, of Way nesville,
V. R. Davis, of Union, and Tom Davis,
of Haskel, Texas; Mrs. F. W. Woody,
Canton, Mrs. Jim ' Davis, of Clyde,
Route 1, Mrs. Arthur Thomas, of
Concord, and Mrs. A. (,". Shook, of
Those attending the funeral from
Haywood, included: T. J. Davis, fath
er; Mrs. F, W. Woody, sister; R. F.
Davis, and T. C. Davis, brothers; Jack
and Sarah Woody and Helen Davis.
Masons Plant Shrubbery
At The Masonic Temple
Shrubbery has been planted at the
Masonic Temple in connection with the
bcautification program now undei
way in the community.
The Masons in charge of the work
were William Chambers, L. N. Davis
and J. C. Brown.
ATTENDS HOY SCOUT MEETING
- Billie Prevost, Scout leader of the
Hazelwood troop: of the Boy Scouts,
attended the regional meeting for
Scout leaders and executives, which
was held in Spartanburg, S. C, on
Tuesday. Mr. Pi-evost reports much
interest throughout this region, which
includes North and South Carolina,
Georgia, and Florida, in the promo
tion of Boy Scout activities. :
James W. Reed, Jr., who has been
with the Bon Air Hotel in Augusta,
Ga., is now with the Bilmore Forest
Country Club. Young Reed was re
cently the guest of his parents, Mr.
and Mrs. James W. Reed, at the Ho
$1.50 IN ADVANCE IN COUNTY
Highway Officials Promise Relief
Immediately On Muddy
Stretches Of Highway
Highway officials have given no
tice to representative. of the
Haywood county board of com
missioners, that the 260 WPA
workers, who were taken from the
payrolls here Monday morning, would
be given work at an early date.
Chairman J. A. Lowe, Ck-jin Pal
mer and J. R. Morgan,, (jounty attor
ney, met with Highway Commissioner,
E. L. McKee, and Engineers Walker
and Webb, in Sylya this week, and
were assured that from the $2,000,000
just made available by Uovernor
Hoey for work on secwKlurj roads in
the state, would be forthcoming and
would lie used in putting the 250 WPA
workers in Haywood buck to work.
' Just how much of tM two million
dollars will be allocated to Haywood
county is not known. It will be di
vided and spent in the districts, on
the following basis: One-fourth road
mileage; one-fourth automobile regis
tration; one-fourth population, and
While in conference with the high-
: way oflicials the Haywood representa
tives dieussed at length the matter ol
resuming work on Highway No. 110'J-
Crab tree to Fines Creek.
"Work will proceed at an early
date," the highway group said.
'Part, of Hie road has been graded,
and in several places there are mud
holes that makes the road almost im
passable. Present ;lans arc to com
plete the grading to Hush Fork Cap,
and probably further. The road wnl
be surfaced with crushed stone, with
the idea of paving later.
Temporary relief was. premised on
a stretch of the road near the Glenn
Palmer farm. The mud is no deep
it wasreported, that ail motor .vehi
cles had to be pulled ut.
The Haywood representatives were
given every assurance that this coun
ty's needs would be taken care of in
the near future.
Easter Cantata To
Be Given Sniimday
"From Sepulchre -to Throne," an
Faster cantata by Tims. '1. Slu.'ii
haid, will be preHented on Sunday
evening at the Methodist church, i
is one of the best arid most ambit cm. .
tiiiiigs ul' its kind ever given by local
Tills 'music-id' r-tM'iita'Jori, with -c
beautiful and impressive rufj.-m: ;mi;1
;;cripture- will be given by the en.f
of tiie churchy .the ineiuljers of wa. . i
hate been doing outstanding work dm -:)'.'
t ile p..: I year. .
Sohdsts' taking part are as i
i '': i-s. Fred Martin, Tom D.. ,
I'iva Ia-atherwi,od, j. Dale Bleiiii,.,,.,,,)'
in fan-rial -quartette will he hi......
Mrs, J. Dale Stent:, Jane 1 Cai
SUnt, Lesti r "i:.:;tt, and Txrt Da . ,
The na iidieis of the; cb'Jir arc a".-'
follows .-'Sopranos, Mh Frl Maru:;.
Mrs, J, it. Haggm, Jr., Mni. l :...'..
.Stovall, -.Frances Rube son-, Jane C.
Slew..; altos, Fva Ia atherwx), . . .'..
1. Dal.. Stent z, Helen Medlord, ';.,. n--dred
Medford, Margaret Siring!. ,1.
iMiiry Stent.; tenors, Tom Da. i ',
Kdwin I'ottat, Ceorge atWit basr,!).,,
Lester Poteat, J. G. Huggin, Jr., li io
We Sloan, and David Sullina Sten.K.
The ..Stent quartette will be fea:ur
ed in a Kjieciul number at the Sunday.''
morning service, with anthem, "CI,. . a;
is Risen," by tiie choir.
7Ae 1JeaUuA Repc.
II. M. HALL, Official Observer
April , Max. Min.
7 68 41
8 70 41
9 C6 38
10 39 23 anow
11 53 28
12 1 40
13 67 38
Mean maximum .,........................
J Mean for week
I High for week
I uow lor ween ..: zz..
Below Anril normal temnc.rature 5
Precipitation for week 1.2'i
Precipitation for month
Excess since -April -1st ...i.'-.A40'
Precipitation for year . .v 13.(i5-
Deficiency for year 0.70
Same Period Last Year
j Mean maximum
Mean minimum .
Mean for week
High for week
Low for week