The W aynesville Mountaineer
Published In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance oj The Great Smokv Mountains National Park
FIFTY-FOURTH YEAR NO. 18
WAYNESVILLE. N. C. THURSDAY. MAY 3, 19.58
$1.50 IN ADVANCE IN COUMY
78 Graduates To Receive Diplomas Tomorro w Night At WaynesviHe District High i School
Xhe best oiganized political group
, Havw'HHl county today, is the
v?r.l !e!- -OL c
;j;v in .:.:::: :hip.
Otixral r.Jimi-iit among politically--rM
Ibyneodites is that it will
".I . i i wtcrs who will determ
,,; war winners.
ft tuixnci easing group, in a
,.. Vlj Bay, gave some indication oi
t'-ti! '.ixiid f thought this week, and
w Vfeacvs !' some heretofore strong
iarul;ja:i were blasted from thy
The !'' v"u' Jf'up ls running:
,ia,; ;o their name, and while not
niakir.tr any bic show, are publicly
iauili.'i,' their picked candidates to
the skit, they are carrying on a
ciKi-'i'iit campaign, and from all
jpprsraniTS. a successful one. The
fiuup k well organized, and working
fc.iniK'!ieusly--ainl what more could
. . . . i. o
a political taction atN :
Ahbvugli the voting date- is a
rtuiith. ntf, numerous bets were made
this week on several candidates. One
intet i sti-ii farmer went so far as to
bet a cow against $5 that a certain
ciiiuliiiate would not poll 1,000 votes.
Three weeks ago this candidate
loomed as a certain winner. That
just goes to snow tne rapiu cnanges
that are being made in the political
line-up in Haywood today.
I mm mtmmmmS 4, . S'SKESSV 4. i 'h!T ' ' siJ
iyf ?" M- I
Friends of numerous candidates
have nentl.v broken the news to them
of the growing sentiment of the vot
ers, yet the candidates, like eood
soldieis, take the sad news, and go i Fiicf finf Qlinn
Wvlu nn fumnniirninfr uiitV. tlio Virvno HiV V UV1IUU1
that the tide will turn in their favor
just as quickly and as certain as it
urned away from them,
Pictured above is the graduating class
cises. Hon. Clyde Eru in will deliver the literary
of the Waj tu'svillo- Dtstiiet High School. They will receive then- diplomas tomorrow night at the final commencement cer
addicss at tin- high school auditorium, draco lt.an !. atherwood will (h!iver the validictory aildress, and Mildred Crawford
I'hillips will (live the salutatory address.
Yvsteiikiy, it was rumored that one
candidate had challenged his oppo
nent to a series of debates. There is
little possibility that the challenge
will be considered.
Snnrpx nf Hnnip Mnkina Irlonx
Closing Successful , , , , . 0 , y
Year, Says Bowles Presented at Cooking School
me registration DOOKS will ODen
Saturday morning at nine o'clock at
the 1Z polling places in the county
and remain open until sunset. The
following Saturday will also be reeis
nation: (lay, and Saturday, May 28,
win ue challenge day.
n-ceinct officers will be elected by
the Democrats at the votine Dlaees
m the county on Saturday of this
wk, acepnling to T. L. Bramlett,
chauman of the Democratic Execu
tive committee. A countv-wide meet.
"IE will be held on the 14th, at which
unvgaies win be- named to the
we convention which meets in Ual
'!).'h en the IHth.
D e.-; i
"'tieai tactions avn ravnfnll,,
"aienmg ,V(,ry mi(Ve being, made in
..oj,,,,,,,, dv (.onirressmnn.. Ursa,ro,.
his opp,k.nt, Whitmire. Because
tne -split in Haywood politics, it
"it" i, congressional candi
?h alone and e-o nlnno- in v,;D
cnty without a camnaie-n mon-o..-:
ftl.A,. .I!..- .
"""ul uirect am IK nn mitl.
far. her cviilenp,,' -f.
, f the iKthtipal trends in Hvt
s that thoi-e
arc several strong vote-
m.- -J. I r.ve so far refused to
"ivaiRunc are marK
mr :.. . c inane-
aiU..'prt better lay of, the
looms ., . .. , 'or wnai
" "lai campaign
.pagers for Bunenmho r...
s COncoerlorl -r
ties W " ; Ui coun
e.t rL '''k t0 thir boss' oppo
iiTv Frank Hanck,
The fhf.i,.! , , .
;en Points an,ru ' stressI his
Hi reDrpst j r ",i5"'ct wnicn ne
kS? Washington for
F7, v'pt iV. frs 13 western ter-
Students Have Shown More
plication To Work, And Co
operated In Fine Spirit
When the doors of the WaynesviHe
District Schools close this week, and
the work for the past year is review
ed, M. H. Bowles, superintendent of
the district, feels that it will be re
garded as one of the most successful
in the history of the district.
"The year has been marked by an
increased application on the part of
the individual student, and likewise
a spirit of co-operation, showing that
the students have learned to work
together as a group, in a way not
heretofore observed," says Superin
The enrollment in the elementary
grades, from the first through the 7th
grades, totaled 2,381, while the high
school has had 546 students, making a
total in the district of 2,927. Of
this number 1,483 are boys and 1,444
In the 8th grade 1G3 stuiTents have
taken English, 164 Civics, 38 have
studied Latin, 109 general science, 4X
home making, and 20 agriculture.
In the 9th grade 162 have taken
English; 79 Algebra, 139 general
business, 126 biology, and 2-i Latin.
While in the elective group, 44 have
taken World History, 39 Home Eco
nomics, and 19 agriculture.
In the 10th grade, 115 have stud
ied English, and 131 American history,
both required. In the elective studies,
53 have taken Geometry. 68 French,
16 agriculture, 39 shorthand, 44
bookkeeping, 72 typing, 33 Geometry,
(Continued on page 12) - ,
f 13 Foods, On 13
Tables, At 7:13 On
Friday The 13th
Friday the thirteenth
That's next Friday.
But that is not all-what Cham
ber of Commerce officials are look
ing for is that this so-called bad
luck day will turn out to be the
best luck of the year, when they
ring the gong for the annual
meeting of the organization at a
banquet at seven thirteen.
'Tis said that bad luck accom
panies those who postpone things,
and since the meeting was?, post
poned about a month ago, those
in charge believe that two bad
lucks will make a good luck, so
the manage! of the Hotel Gordon
has been notified to prepare for
a large crowd, using thirteen
waiters, to serve food prepared
by thirteen cooks, and to have
thirteen (litferent varieties.
The diners will probably be
seated at tables set for thirteen.
There WILL NOT be thirteen
speakers- Just one-Mr. Cole
man Roberts, president of the
Charlotte Chamber of Commerce
who .will'-, drive twelve times
thirteen miles to get here . . . .
Travel Man Urges
Unity Among WNC
W. F. Bridges, manager of Smoky
Mountains Tours, told Kotarians
here Friday that Western North
Over $5,000 To Be
Local Post Office
New Roof, Painting. Electrical
And Plumbing Fixtures In
cluded In Job
Bids are how being sought for im
provement work on 'the WaynesviHe
THIS WEEK'S ISSUE HAS
hat th; rlt 13 suggested
-va ill uniir fQim
H-I 1 1 1 h-h
Carolina had to work as one unit in post office, and according to Postmas
order to accomplish the moSf out of ter J. H. Howell, between $5,000 and
the tourist business. J $10,000 will be spent on the local
During the course of his discussion , building during the next few months.
of the tourist business in this sec
tion, he pointed out the necessity of
establishing an information bureau
in Gatlinburg to direct the travel from
the Tennessee ' side of the park to
come on through the Carolina side.
Too many people are told in Tennessee,
"you have seen all when you get to
An information bureau in Gatlin
burg could easily send 100,000 people
a year on into North Carolina, he said.
"Tourists will soon be spending be
tween 75 and 100 million dollars a year
in this area," the speaker said. "There
are many thousands of dollars spent
for items that are made by mountain
people, I have had people on my
tours that spent ?40 and $50 at one
stand for rugs, and wood novelties."
Since the establishment of tne
Smoky Mountain Tours, Mr. Bridges
said they had carried people from
every state and 30 foreign countries
through the park.
The building will be painted inside
and out; a new roof will be put on,
together with new electrical and
plumbing fixtures, and to complete the
job f a hew flag pole.
Workmen are this week, placing the
bronze letters on the front of the
building. The letters "U. S. Post Of
fice" ,are 12 inches high, and just
over the door, six-inch letters will
spell out: "Waynesvoille, N. C."
Ir. Howell said that it would prob
ably be 30 days after the bids were
opened in Washington the latter part
of this month before actual work
would begin, butt . that all the details
had been approved for carrying out
the improvement program.
GO TO WEST COAST
The following left last week for the
state of Washington: Mr. and Mrs.
F. H. Parris, Mrs. C. A. Scruggs,
Walter Camp, and Miss Alice Blalock.
Once again The, Mountaineer olterxl
the women of the county an oppor
tunity to get new ideas for home i
making and new recipes to try out on I
their families, after the winter months
of routine.' For one can get as tired I
of the same thing to eat as the wear
ing of an old dress.
1 recall last ypar how dubious many i
of the women were about a -"movie
cooking school. How could it he put i
across, when you couldn't ask the:
demonstrator questions?.. Hut after
seeing the show staged they realized I
that there were no questions to ask.
The recipes had been shown with
such detailed demonstration, that
nothing was left 'out or In the. inv
agination'.' They were perfectly an
swered ill the picture.
I have heard several women say
that they added at least one favorite
recipe to their collection from the
school i.f last year, that is now a
regular stand by.
It is rather interesting to realize
that . modes of living are changing.
Houses nn the whole are not as largv
as they once were. Women can buy
'many cakes, breads and meats, ready
to serve, that once were unheard of,
or only a luxury to be enjoyed by a
few. Hut eveil so a good home made
cake, and home made rolls still hold
a place supreme among healthy nor
There was a time when it was not
so shocking to hear a girl say rather
hoastingly that she could not cook.
Now if she has ever had a ghost of a
chance to learn, it sounds plain dumb.
In fact cooking today is considered
one of the fine arts, and even the
busy women with careers and profes
sions demanding most of their time,
are sajd to relish preparing their
favorite dishes, when they find time.
There are constant changes being
made in the art of mixing ingredients,
and in the swiftness and accuracy
with which certain foods are prepared,
that the interested house wife should
learn. In a picture Irke "Star in My
Kitchen," inovations are revealed,
that will be of lasting benefit to the
home maker; or cook. ,r
For many years home, making was
considered more or less an accidental
process. It was- "not studied from a
scientific standpoint, as it is today,
and as a result changes are being
made and various tests to improve old
methods of doing things. The wide
awake home maker is ever on the
a-lert to learn of these changes.
"Star in My Kitchen" has already
been shown in several North Carolina
towns, and with record crowds in at
Had the weather not been so warm,
The Mountaineer office might have
looked like Christmas, this week. At
any rate, the boxes arriving with the
prizes, more than ninety in number
have made one think of that occasion,
for several days past.
The picture and the; recipes -Will
have an equal appeal to the old time
cook, who is almost satisfied with her
methods, to the newly married, who
is trying sq hard to put it across with
her husband, without too many un
- (Continued on page 12) ; ...
W. R, WOODALL
W. R. Woodall Will
Take Up New Duties
In Greensboro Soon
Manager Of WaynesviHe Pet
Dairy Products Plant Pro
moted To Sales Manager
$18,000 Bridge Is
Cunt rati For Paving I ' i Miles
On No. 28 1 Will He I - Dur
ing This Month
Officials of the Pet Hairy Products
Company, here this week, announced
that W. K. Woodall, manager of the
Waynesville plant, had been promoted
to division sales manager for all Pet
Ice Cream plants in .North Carolina,
with headquarters in Greensboro,
Fred H. Yearout, of Johnson City,
Tenn., is here and will succeed Mr.
Woodall as local manager. Mr. Year
out has had ten years experience in
the dairy industry.
Mr. Woodall wilT remain here for
several.' .weeks before moving to
Greensboro, and will be in charge
of sales of the ice cream plants in
Greensboro, Charlotte, Durham, Burl
ington, Danville, Va., and the Waynes
Mr. Woodall came here five years
ago and as manager, established the
Western Carolina Creamery. In
January, 1937, the Pet Dairy Products
Company bought put the concern, and
Mr. Woodall has been manager ever
since, until his promotion this week.
Officials of the Pet Company here
this week, Complimented Mr. Woodall
highly for his work here as manager,
and for the splendid work he has done
in the field. He has Worked closelv
with the dairymen, and civic leaders
in the county, and has done much to
wards, creating interest in better
dairying in Haywood county.
-"My new line of duties will bring
me back to WaynesviHe often, and I
shall always have a keen interest in
the welfare of Haywood county dairy
men," Mr. Woodall said yesterday.
Mr. Woodall has been an active
member of the Rotary Club and the
various phases of civic work.
orkinen started construction of
the $ 1 8,00 bridge over Pigeon river,
on Highway No. 2H4 at Springdale this
week. Heavy machinery was moved
in last week for the job, by an Or
Highway officials announced here
this week that bids were being sought
and the contract would be let in the
May lettings for paving a four and a
half mile stretch of the highway from
the Springdale Farm to the foot of
After this contract is awarded, there
will remain about three and a half
miles to the top of the mountain to
connect with the road at the Transyl
vania county line.
Ilids were received several weeks
ago for paving a mile and a half of
the road, hut these bids were rejected,
three more miles added to the pro
ject for the May letting. '
Work has been underway on the:
Transylvania side of the mountain
for several months, and one long
stretch is -scheduled to be completed
YOUTH COUNCIL TO MEET
The Routh Council will meet Tues
day evening, May 10th, at Long's
Chapel, Lake Junaluska. The hour
Soco Gap Dance
Team Off To Folk
Festival In Wash.
.' Sam Queen and his famous Soo
Gap dance team left at noon yesterday
to attend the fifth annual Folk Fes
tival which is being held this week in
Constitution Hall, at Washington, I.
C. This is the fourth time the Haywood-;
county group has attended, tne
only one they have missed was that
held in Dallas, Texas.
The trip is being financed by the
Rotary Club, members of the Wavnes-
ville Chamber of Commerce, the Ashe-
ville Chamber of Commerce, and the
National Folk Festival As
The dancers left in a lame him
"u" "j utwiwe Kerjey. ; They
plan to return to to town on Monday."
The local team is scheduled to ap
pear on the program. They will, also
under the direction of Lamar Bascom
Lunsford, of Asheville, give, demon
strations of the square dance at va
rious schools and recreational centers
in the capital city, where interest is
growing in the revival of this folk
The group will be joined in Wash
ington by Ray Ferguson, a member of
the team, now residing in Woodstown,
Besides Manager Sam Queen, who
directs and calls for the team and
his three children, Sam Queen, Jr.,
Richard and Sarah Queen, those leav
ing yesterday to dance in Washing
ton were; Gertrude Plott, Buelah
Caldwell, Juanita Massey, Betty
Plott, Anna Catherine Coin, Martha I
Moody, Iowa Lee Ferguson, Josephine
Joe Campbell, Robert Howell, Dick
Moody, Ned Clark. Cecil Yount, Rank
in Ferguson, Herbert Plott,