HE WAYNESVILLE MOUNTAINEER
..i?inc ill iv -
v'aJ- . ....hlichw DOll-
' l,1 me coming election
''n 4;,v. gone by have been
" " ' ..i. jiithnritv in no
1 ' j it-Ii n "
f ' , ,,,..' makes others, wnn
? " ',,,. or less been on the
ff"'v just how things
f ., nark up on June the
f ?:!VlH..!v eems very certain
f:r" , ' V situation offers no
'f-Vt:;"t. Xepless nights to the
f- "'i.'ji.i.;.,.. ami campaigner
I" -w Uliimrv voter it offers
1 t ,'...,;r ,,f a gamble as re-l.-'Tuh,.
wins out the coun-
.,','; bv run pretty well.
. I.,. ., I'.inviininir until
t, 1 11 till 3 1 ' c-
" , tit tVli
, ,,,-v it became pJ"'" -
1 '" - ". ,1.,,,. would be but little
tV-Hnt in the primary-certain-?'
'' u i.f ,-,iiinfv candidates,
,, I,..; bv utners. -wi.
'what was spent in the '30
:. C,. 1
n i.,k ,.i large campaign iu..Uo.
m. ,,i!icialis to preuict a iigiu
I Juih fourth. Another moi-
, .T nf a tight vote is tne coiiun
iatli f interest on the part of
,ui- learned here yesterday, that
eaillu.aus in one race had agreed
; mum! any money in the cam-
T , . 1 t
fhc si-cmul primary is almost u-
,, tutiirding to those who have
fc in ci'ise contact wiwi uie suu.i-
The failure of a line-up among
three of the ten candidates for
irai?s!"iKTs has complicated niai-
me piilitieal observers went so
this week as to remark that in
,vin(l, there were three thousand
Irs uhi) hail not made up their
!s fei- whom they would vole, or
. - it-
fe either not expressing taeir
k. Kigl.it on the heels of this
ii.iik. . tanie one from a man who
traveled ill every nook of the
n ty . saying that the rural sections
v freely expressing their choices
commissioners, but little or no
fiiiiuit on other races.
Published In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance oj The Great Smokv Mountains National Park
FIFTY-FOURTH YEAR NO. 20
WAYNESVILLE, X. (.. THURSDAY. MAY 19. 1S38
$1.50 IN ADVANCE IN COUMT
'38 Spinach Crop
To Reach 200-Ton j
Mark, Says Davis
Ten Tons Canned At Hazelwood;
Cannery. New Planting In
Home After Two Years In South Africa
All indications yesterday were that
the spinach crop would amount to
two hundred tons, according to Frank
Davis, manager of the cannery at
Hazelwood, which resumed canning
this morning of spinach.
Ten tons were canned last week,
giving work to some eighty people.
The crop is averaging from eight to
twelve tons per acre, and the con
tract price is $18 per ton. The spin
ach will lv cut oil' th- 1 ; i in time
for corn, tobuceo nnd bean planting,
it was noiiUed out, and in most every
instance, the cash rcciveil lor spin
ach is tar in excess of that which u
corn crop would have brought.
One ol the new feaiui-.s of this
year's canning, is a new process used,
ibe "reel'' invented by J. t. Liarr,
general manager, takes all foreign
matter from the spinach before it is
washed. This method assures clean
er spinach, and a better grade.
Spinach planted in .March is ready
for cutting by the 15th of May, un
der ordinary weather conditions, Mr.
Davis pointed out.
Experiments have shown that the
best crops of spinach are grown on
well-drained land, where plenty of
manure was used, and about 1,2011
pounds of 5-7-5 fertilizer used to the
acre. The rows should be Hi inches
apart, and 10 pounds of seed used lo
the acre. When the plants are two
inches high, the crop should be side
dressed with nitrate of soda.
The bean crop is promising, with
175 acres under contract, and crops
ranging from half acre to fifteen
v i WiTI S '5vJr
Ma U if BhUr-
?v si" nv r jMi ' ' . i i
3-Hsf . I
Mr. and Mrs. ( olm Melnnes. and two chili ten, John i) and Margaret 8, are shown here aboard
their snip as it ducked in Koslon recentlv. returning trom a two-year stay in Port Klmibcth, South
Africa. While in South Africa, Mr. Melnnes was a dealer in sheepskins for the A. Lawrence Leather
Company. They lived in this community .a number. of years before going to South Africa, lie was an
oHieial at the Tannery at Hazelwood. The family plans to reside in Newton, Mass. Mr. Melnnes is
associated with a leather concern there.
Pith all precincts represented ex-
t Hazelwood and Big Creek, the
ivi..cl Democratic convention went
record endorsing the national, state
y nniiity Democratic administra-
I. iino tlien delerretl election ol a
. "-ty liiah man until June 11th.
Mo- Felix Alley, W. R. Francis
i Je.hn t'abe spoke' on the Demo
ric administrations, -''ami then all
ae urged to attend the state con
ntion which convenes in Raleigh
lay. These indicating their inten
i.i'f '-'"ing, included W. G. Byers,
iiniher of the state committee, and
U. Celeiium, 1). 11. Harris, Crom
J'V;T. d.. (iwyn, W. R. Francis, O.
ty '' (;- liryson, Chester . Cog
Mrs. Chester Cogburn, Mrs. O.
vat s, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Queen.
' K'. H. McCracken, C.
Mei!1.-d, ;. II. Leathei-wood, A.
- Heris.m, Dr. F. M. Davis, Jack
J- k- Boyd, J, A. Lowe, Frank
'" '- ln--t, K. Ii. Rickman and
- A eleh.
r L; 'P"'a'nlett is present chairman,
f- Uoyle Allov t,.i,. it.
f ."ccutive Committee. For
M'Ws meeting, O. L. Yates acted
"-t-ini V. " .
I.:?''; i:''-lds will not speak in
,l as was: indicated several
J'P- His followers here re-
H Jtwlay that the campaign
I factory in Haywood." Trav
, p !r"'n ',v- the state reported
Ir,be: n; -vas gaining
,4.1 thu stau'- while Con-n-Hancock
came forth with
;. , ment this past week that
ove, v l' Say'ng: have been'
, Z , u! ' -ai0,inai and I tell
,s. weight out of ten persons are
. .- return of a playboy to the
M -'"l:'i -statesmenship."
i'f.a'.ftr : t?i...., i . '
f-.h T. ' "'' ' a 15-minute
frdiiL t'lay "iht in Raleigh.
a mat 1. ''y lcgis,ative
!i,i,h .fs ver been in ac
'this -RfSpi-.0' public svice.
AT V-ERY -OTjj TVhILL SH0W
f f' -or of k , h 1 have cast on
:XA7E hi 1 ' l XITED STATES
"'ERl h t EARNER, the
thV youth E"? RAN' the
tnt (-1,,-,, the advance-
obu i " and for the P'O"
' Mo t f and industry. I
ave ; v.." smcerity that you
f J'Jne 4th I as to the outcome
I. ,Jr -victoir i. e Slate lnt-
lijriri,,. W by an nvm,l,l:
r1 hith I X 1 unsurpasseda
T thankful "cn 1 sna11
nued " back page) .
District U. D. C.
Meeting Will Be
Held Here Friday
State Officers' Are Comirig For
Celebration Of Silver
Unusual interest throughout North
Carolina division of the United
Daughters of the Confederacy, cen
ters in the meeting of District Num
ber One, of the state organization,
which will be held here Friday with
the Haywood chapter as hostess.
The occasion marks the twenty-fifth
anniversary of the organization -'.of
the district, and the program will be
featured by the observance of the
The meeting will be held at First
Methodist church, at 11 o'clock, with
the district director, Mrs. Sidney F.
Mauney, of Old Forst, presiding.
The principal address of the day
will be made by .Mrs, John S. Ander
son, of Raleigh, president of the
North Carolina division of the
Daughters of the Confederacy. She
will speak on "Know the U. D. C."
Other state officers have accepted
invitations to attend the meeting.
All past directors of the district
have been extended special invita
tions, and will be seated together at
the luncheon, which will tendered in
the banquet hall of the church.
The meeting will open with asseili
by singing, followed by the invocation
by the Rev. .). G. Huggin, Jr., pas
tor of the First Methodist church.
A welcome will be extended the visi
tors by Mrs. W. L. McCracken, pres
ident of the hostess chapter, and by
J. H. Way, Jr., mayor of the town.
Mrs. Charles R. Whittaker, of Hen
dersonville, will respond.
The minutes of the last meeting
will be read by. the secretary, Mrs.
eCharles Steppe, of Old Fort. Miss
John M. Queen, Jr., accompanied by;
Miss Nancy Killian, will give a vocal
The reports of the state officers wi)l
be followed by the chapter reports,
and the appointment of the commit
tees. Bobbie Lee, young son of Mr. and
Mrs. R. L. Lee, will give H declama
tion, "Robert E. Lee," with which he
won the medal annually offered by
The historical' report will be pre
sented by Mrs. Lila Ripley Barnwell,
of Hendersonville. Music through
out the luncheon period will be ren
dered by Robert Love Sloan, well
known young pianist.
Following the meeting a pilgrim
age will be made by the group as
sembled to the monument which
marks the last shot of the Confeder
acy, located near the Haywood White
Sulphur Spring Hotel.
Mrs. W. F. Swift will serve as di
rector of pages, with the following
girls as pages: Jeanne Johnson, Mary
Lee Alley, Sarah Louise Leatherwood,
Ida Jean Brown, accompanied by
(Continued on back page) --
Beginning the first Sunday in June,
the churches of the community will
combine and hold a union service
each Sunday evening, for the follow
ing three months.
The congregations of the communi
ty voted for the union service, and at
a joint meeting of representatives
of the churches here Tuesday, deci
sion was made to have the pastors
decide on one of two places The
Pisgah Theatre or the court house.
The pastors will also be responsible
for the programs, which will feature
musical numbers by 'choirs, orchestras
and individuals. Visiting pastors
will be called on to deliver the ser
mons. The music will be handled by
Evander Preston, J. Dale Stentz, Miss
Ida Jean Brown and Miss Mildred
Ushers named wore . Robert Gibson,
J. C. Patrick and E. L. Withers.
The finance committee is composed
of Hush Massie and John L. Davis.
The small attendance at the churchr
s on Sunday evenings brought about
the suggestion, which has mot with
approval on all sides.
A number of outstanding programs
will be available during the sum
mer, and those sponsoring the plan
believe, that many more will attend
the union services than would at
tend all the churches on Sunday
Union Services To Believe Cigarette
Be Held Each Sun- From Plane Starts
day Evening Here Fire On Water Shed
(lOngrejraUons. Of Community More than lOO acres on Cherry
1W.IT.. r,mU;na .!. Cove "-'branch,., on ayncsviUo s
waii'r sritti AviMi'uuriH.'ij uwi
! or June, . I Uiy.ana AUgUSl : Sunday'-a week ago, from what
Oscar Hriirgs, water superintend
ent believes, was caused by a
cigari'tte or cigar being .-dropped j
from, an iiii'plaiu'. j
The Are started in a wilder
ness a mile from the load, and
Mr. H.riggs said if would , have
been almost impossible fur a man
to have gotten back . inlu the
thick iindergrowt h.
Thirty men were taken to tin;
se, ni' and the blaze brought un
der control when it .broke in fairly
open- territory. The fire was
discovered and reported by the
look-out tower on Chambers
Mountain, lit Clyde.-'
Planes from Ashcvillo 10 At
lanta, pass right over that sec
tion of the Water shed, Mr. Briggs,
W. T. Denton, 70,
Buried On Sunday
Former Hardware Dealer Pass
ed Away Friday Night Of
A Heart Attack
HA L COM S MO V E TO ASH EVTLLK
Rev. and Mrs. H. W. Baucom moved
this week to Asheville; Mr, Baucom
was former pastor of the First Bap
tist church here, his resignation effec
tive March first. He is associate
chaplain of the Good Samai i tan Mis
sion in Asheville.
Last rites wei'e conducted on Sun
lay afternoon at U o'clock at the
Garrett Funeral Home for W. T.
Denton, 70, who died at his residence
j here at 8:50 o'clock on Friday even
ing. 1 he Kev. J.Ci. Huggin, Jr., pas
tor of the First Methodist church,
-officiated. Burial v.as in the Green
Active pallbearers were: Jule
Noland, John Boyd, James Thomas,
Hugh Noland, Grady Boyd, Joe Tate,
(Continued on back page)
Colorful Greek Marriage And
Festivities To Be Held Here
Cordial interest throughout the
community attends the announce
ment of the engagement of Miss
Sikilia Demestnou and Chrest:
A. George, the date of the wed
ding, which will take place some
time the first of June, will be
Miss Demestriou is a native of
Halker, Greece, and resides with
her parents in Tarpon Springs,
Fla., where she teaches in the
; schools of the Greek Colony of
that section. '
Chrest A. George," a native of
Greece, has lived in this country
twenty-two years. He first came
to New York, then lived in Stan
ford, Conn., from which place he
joined the U. S. Army during the
Following the Armistice, and
his subsequent discharge from the
army, he Came South ti live. 1I
has made his home in Waynes
ville for the past sixteen years,
where he has been engaged in
the management of the W. W.
N. C. Cafe, of which he is owner.
Mr. George is an active mem
ber of the American Legion post
here, He has taken an interest
in all worth while movements in
the community, and is recognized
as one of the most public spirit
ed citizens of the town.
The marriage Will take place
in Waynesville, with the colorful
marriage ceremony of the Greek
Orthodox church, with the Rev.
J. M. Merkouris, pastor of the
Hellenic Orthodox church, of
Greenville, S. C, officiating. The
couple will also observe the cus
tomary marriage festivities of
their native Greece.
Roberts Says State
Needs Million Folks
To Share Tax Load
Speaker Points Out At ('. Of ('.
'lianquet Need Of Favorable
Tax Laws In N, ('.
"The real need of North CinoliiKi
today, is the development of its re
sources,, in 'order thtit tin' heavy tax
ation can be paid," Coleman W.
Roberts, told a gathering of iiliont 100
at (he annua ('huniber of 'oiniuei ce
b;inciiet last, Friday night.
"We need more people, and liioic
capitaf. Politicians will not olve
tax piobli'in, neither will they solv
the relief probh'in," speaker ronlin
"North Carolinians live ton close
to the state to fully appreciate its
opportunities, and yet few people be
yond our borders know of the state's
"This country is suffering from a
chronic case of .selfishness- the curse
of the world ," the speaker contin
ued, as he hit billboards on the roads
and highways of the nation, urging
that the highways should be made
beautiful as well as for coin fortable
"Favorable tax laws ("in be more
than anything else to bring in moiv
pcopic to mis staic, and we neeu a
million more people to help carry on
the present tax burden, "the presi
dent of the Charlotte Chamber of
Mr. Roberts pointed out that
North Carolina was not the (inly state
in the nation with scenic views, and
that we had to do more than try to
attract people here just for that, and
he listed hospitality and true south
ern style foods as two of tin- leading
things that could be done to induce
more travel, and repeated trips to this
President Prevost, during his re
marks, --praised the board of coinmis
sioneis for their publication of a
Haywood county folder, which is now
being distributed by the Waynesville
and Canton Chambers' of Commerce.
There were 20,000 of these pictorial
folders printed this spring.
A number of visitors from nearbv
towns were present at the meeting,
wnicn was presided over by Ralph
Pievost, president of the Chamber of
Commerce. The visitors were intro
duced by E. L. Withers, and a brief
report. '.on the membership drive Was
explained by W. H. Massie, chair
man of the ways and means commit
tee. The speaker was introduced by
("has. E. Ray, Jr. ,
New Pipe Line Will
Make More Water
Available To Town
Work Now In Progress To I
cifa.se Waynesville's Supply
200,0(10 (Jallons Daily
Work is now in progress to in
crease the water supply lure by
L'OO.OOO gallons a' day.
An eight-inch pipe- is being laid
up Rocky Hranch aliout 40(1 feet
above the dam which will give abuuL
thirty pounds more pressure ul the
reservoir, mid will carry more walei
through the mains from the water
shed to the filtering plant and reser
voir, and make available over u mil
lion gallons a day. At present only"
850,000 gallons How down the moun
tain to the reservoir.
Oscar 1.. li iggs, water superin
tendent, said two or three Y.vtv
would be required to lay the uipr
line, and build an intake.
Shinny Creek and Rocky Lrancfj
provide over six million gjjlous of
water a day, and under the new ptsn
slightly over oiie .million will he pipeiil
to the reservoir.
The increased demand for watrr
inako.s it necessary to increase Un
available supply, Mr. Ifiiggs said.
In the summer -of lll.'Ki, the (iimmu
nity used over a million gallons a day.
lind for 15 days last year tin- de
mand was over a million gallons a
day. Tile storage facilities of Lhi
town aie a million and a quarter,
with ' 50,0011 gallons eoining in daily.
The continued' use of 150,000 gallon-
more than the supply, drained heav
ily on (ho storage, and in (ho event
of a big lite, the supply would havr
been exhausted in a short time," it was
Mr.. Hi iggs poinicd on; (hut 1,500
gallons a minute is. used by (v, lim-s
of lire hose in some sections of town
where pressure is around 120 pound
per square inch.
Milner Completes '
Five Stone Cabins
In Tourist Camp
New Cabins Provides JU'lIe Meade
Man Wilh Accomodations
I "or 7o People
II. 11. Milner, owner and i;irutijr
of Belle Meade Service Station, jh1
tourist cabins, is this moiiih finish
ing five . modern cabins, built of na
tive stone (in a lot across the highway
from his service station.
The couplet ion of thisse live cab
ins will give Mr. Milner thirteen
cabins, He has had eight in use for
a year or so, ami last summer .turn
ed away as many as forty cars durun?
' a week.
The addition of the tiv.i cabins will
enable him to prov'ul,' accommodations
for 75 people.
The new cabins are of the three
room type, and have a toilet, bath,
place to cook and eat, and each
cabin' lias private parking fa'aliuns.
The. new addition- represents an in
vestment of $10,0(10, it was learned.
Four of his present cabins brtit
names of states Carolina, ( Virginia.
Florida and Ceorgia--and he report
ed a number of people, made a prefer
ence in selecting a cabin. He is Un
decided about naming his new cabin.
Besides operating his cabins anrl
service station, he makes furniture,
inlaid wood novelties, runs a cafe, ami
has a wood yard.
Most of the-..people stopping iu
cabins spend one night, be said,
while there ire some who slay sev
He does not figure that his thirteen
cabins will be sufficjent this summer
to meet the ''ever-increasing demand.
38 Arrested In
Haywood By High
The state highway patrol made 38
arrests in Haywood county during
tne month of April, which was only
one less than were made in Buncombe,
with only Gaston and Mecklenburg
A total of $589.35 was collected
and turned over to the school funds.
Of this, $325 was in fines and $264.35
for costs. Sentences totaled two
Mail Plane To
Land Here At 1
The U. 55. Government Air mail
plane is scheduled to land
rompptly at 1 o'clock todav at
the Waynesville Country Club.
This service is commemorative
of National Air Mail Week and
will be the first, as far as known,
th6 last for years to come, of air
mail going direct by plane from
All mail intended to make tho
plane must be in the post office
by 12 o'clock. The local post
office will serve the county for
those wishing to send mail on this
first flight. Letters will bo
brought here from Canton and
other points that will be mailed
here, bearing the commemorative
cachet, from AVaynesville.