CHESTER A. COGBURN
House oi Representatives
T-lhtto In .sk'vi s Studio
JOHN' M. QUEEN
C- E- BROWN
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Published In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance oj The Great Smokv, Mountains National Park
FIFTY-FOURTH YEAR NO. 24
WAYNESVILLE, N. C THURSDAY, JUNE 16, 1938
$1.50 IN ADVANCE IN COUNTY
To Get Funds
For Scout Work
There Are Ten Troops In Hay
wood, And Interest Is Crow
ing In Work
Senator Pepper Of Building Program
! Florida Coming To j In Hazelwood Is
Town This Week! Moving Along Fast
Sixteen workers are canvassing
the county this week, in a effort to
raise funds for the Boy Scout work
in the Daniel Boone Council, of which
this district is a part.
Ben E. Colkitt, district chairman.
said yesterday that the response to j
the workers who started out yester
day was gratifying. Tentative plans
are to put on an assistant executive
in the council and this district would
be looked on to contribute about $800.
The growth of Boy Scout work in
Haywood county has gone beyond all
expectations, as there are now ten
troops in the county.
Evidence of the interest and growth
of the work, was the large attendance
at the court of honor at the court
house here Tuesday night, when cer
tificates were issued to tenderfoot,
second class, first class, star, life and
All committees, scoutmasters and
local scout workers contribute their
time without renumeration. All the
funds paid into tin. work goes to
the general expenses of the council.
Over $5,000 To Be
Paid Civil War
Vets This Week
Yesterday was the day set by the
state of North Carolina to make semi
annual payments on pensions to the
veterans and widows of the War Be
tween the States.
A few years ago it was a day more
or less celebrated Dinner was often
served on the court house grounds,
with a large number of interested and
patriotic -citizens joining the veterans
for the occasion, but yesterday there
was no notice taken.
Only two veterans out of the five on
the Haywood roll came in person for
their checks, Daniel Levi Mathis and
W. L. Massie. The check for J. M.
Wood, was delivered to his son, R. L.
Underwood, of Ashevjlle will call
.sometime during the week, and that
of -Allien Howell, will be sent to him
at the home of his daughter in Los
Angeles. There will be . paid out from the
office of the clerk of the court this
week to the veterans and their wid
ows $5,162.50, with only two checks
of $182.50 each going out of the
Of the twenty-one widows only ten
ten came in person for their checks,
two in class B, those receiving $50
and eight in class A, receiving $150.
The widows on roll are as follows:
Mrs. J. W. Blanton, Mrs. E. E. Boyd,
Mrs. Addie MaSsey, and Mrs. Marv
MacFayden, all of class B; Mrs. Artie
Reed Arlington, Mrs. M. L. Birch-field,-
Mrs. Susie C. Burgess, Mrs. S.
C. Chambers, Mrs. Cordelia Clark,
Mrs. Barthemey Cabe, Mrs. Rachel
J.'.. Clark, Mrs. Amanda Cook, Mrs.
Laura S. Curtis, Mrs. Sophia Hipps,
Mrs. M. C. Hoglon, Mrs. L. Y. Jolly,
Mrs. Mattie Littlefield, Mrs. C. E.
Mann, Mrs. N. V. Mills, Mrs. Ella
Muse, Mrs. Hattie L. Plott, Mrs.
Susan Pless, Mrs. Jane Robinson, Mrs.
Mrs; Jesse Rogers, Mrs. Louisa J.
Scott, Mrs. Sara Singleton, Mrs. Mer-
I ritt, Mrs. Margaret Snlathers, Mrs.
Martha White, Mrs. Florence Cagle,
and Mrs. Sallie Trull, (who died a
few weeks ago, but whose check goes
to her daughter) all of class A.
Judge and Mrs. Frank Smath
ers, of Miami, who are occupying
their home here, expect as their
guests this week, the popular na
tional figure, Senator Claude Pep
per and Mrs. Pepper. Senator
Pepper was recently nominated
by the Democratic voters of
Other guests include, Judge and
Mrs. John Holland, of Miami.
Judge Holland is U. S. District
Judge of the Southern Florida
district, and Mr. and Mrs. Larry
Wall, of Miami. Mr. Wall is
president of the First National
Bank, of Miami.
Number of New Houses Under
Construction. Several Com
pleted Within Past Few
Type Dairy Barn
Glenn Palmer, Clyde, Route One,
has just completed a modern 20-cow
barn, with a milkioom and feed room
built under one roof.
The barn was built under the per
sonal supervision of Ceorge Kunze,
sanitary inspector of the county!
Every detail is of the latest design in
barns for. dairy cattle, and all speci
fications of the health codes of the
state and 1'nited States Public Health
Service were followed.
.Something like two months was
required to complete the barn, which,
according to Mr. Kunzc, is the most
modern barn for a wholesale dairy
in the county. He said that dairies
that sell mill wholesale have one type
barn, and those who retail raw milk
are reipiired to have another type.
One of the new features of the bain
is that the milk from each cow is
poured into a large tank immediately
after milked, and from the tank' goes
direct to the coolers. The coolers are
cooled with water from a spring on
Each milker js required to wash
their hands after milking each cow
A solution of chlorine is used. The
passage-way is thoroughly washed
after each tweny Cows are milked.
Right now about fifty cows are milked
All cows are tested for Tuberculosis
and Bang's disease.
Civic leaders of Hazehvood are
elated over the active building pro
gram that is underway.
Several homes have been completed
within the past few months, and oth
ers are under construction. The
Mountaineer learned from a reliable
source this week that tentative plans
are being made for the erection oi'
seven or eight small houses within the
R. L. Provost, told a joint meet in;;
f the Hazelwood Boosters Club and
the Waynesville Rotary Club, that
the private building program together
with the public works in Hazelwood,
was consuming most of the unem
ployment. He pointed out that a home is be
ing built at the Country Club by Mr.
and Mrs. Woodson Jones, while Mr.
and Mrs. Aaron Prevost are building
in Crinibnll Park. In Hazelwood
proper, Major Grace is erecting a
home, and only recently Johnnie Fer
guson and 'Tominie Rudisol .completed
crnie 1 I'll it t recently bought
new home, just completed by J
Morgan, and now Mr. Morgan
another under construction.
The Sinclair Oil Refining Company
has bought a hundred''' foot lot on the
railroad for a ''distributing and whole
sale plant'..-. The- deal was completed
last week. The property was sold
by J. U. Morgan to Mr. Allison, of
Murphy and Mr. Duncan, of Sylva.
Mr. Prevost said this week that
most of the homes that are being
built in Hazelwood are being financed
by the Haywood Home Building and
Besides construction of new houses,
there are a number of repair jobs,
and a number of paint jobs underway
Petitions Asking For An
Election On Liquor Stores
Being Circulated In County
WPA Approves Ap
plication For New
, 1 cuuons are oeing circulated in
School Authority W.xVo nnli.'tVl section ot Haywood county, ill
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Iieports Are That Satisfactory
Progress Is Heing Made In
Petitions are being
cation To WPA For 15
Grant On $63,000 Plan
i' e democratic ex-
tn of t B,Wn- of We,
is :-. "'.Knuation. Mrs.
le in V,Ce chairman, and
Some 700 persons attended the
formal dedication of the ?40,000 Ar
mory at Canton on Tuesday and
heard Governor llocy make the dedi
Before the formal dedication, a
banquet was held by the Canton
Chamber of Commerce, with more
than 300 attending.
The dedication program began ith
an address of welcome by Chas. E.
Ray, Jr., chairman of the Governor's
Hospitality committee. The Gov
ernor was presented with a copy of
W. C. Allen's "Annals of Haywood
County," by Mr. Ray.
J. R. Gill, plant manager of Amer
ican Enka Corporation, made a brief
report, and was followed by W. J
Damtof t, who , presented Governor
Citizens front every section of the
Company "H" To
Move Into New
Armory Here Soon
Company "H" plans to move into
the Armory either the last of this
week or the first of next.
Workmen were sanding the Armory
floor Tuesday, and planned to get the
painting underway immediately.
The formal opening of the build
ing will not be held until the com
pany gets back from the annual sum
mer encampment which will be after
The 'OH men and three officers will
leave here on July 31st for a two
week encampment in DeSoto National
Forest in Mississippi.
Officers of the local unit of the
National Guard plan an elaborate
program for the formal opening of
STOCKVAUI) SALES TO
BE(;iN AT ONE TODAY
Mrs. Charles Badgett and daughter,
Miss Catherine Badgett, of Richwood,
West Va., have arrived to visit friends
in this section.
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Indications yesterday were that the
first sale of cattle at the Haywood
Mutual Stockyards at Clyde today, at
one o'clock would be above the aver
A number of buyers have saidj they
would be present at the sale.
Medford Leatherwood is auctioneer.
Jury List Drawn
For July Term Of
The following jurors for the July
term of 'criminal court were drawn
at ' the last '-..meeting of the county
board of commissioners: For the first
week, Oscar ('. Sinathers, Bcaverdam;
F. K. Branson, Bcaverdam; Vance
Muse, Waynesville; A. M. Blaylock,
Beaverdam; Lowery II. Hartshorn,
Beaverdain; Robert F. Mavis, Iron
IhifV; Miiigus Trull, Fast Frk; Wal
ter Rhodes, Fast Fork; C. (J. Hall,
Beaverdain;. Taylor Rogers, Fines
Creek; Mai k ('. Compton, Crahtree.
George 1). Blaylock, Pigeon; John
T. Morrow, Jonathan Creek; Van
Toy, Waynesville; Zeb V. Chambers,
Iron Dnir; Hardy Sparks. Waviies
ville; ill S. Manldin, Ivy Hill; J.
R. Boyd, Waynesville; Robert T.
Lanning. Beaverdain; ('. II. Parton,
While-. Oak; George Siimmeirow,
.Waynesville; C. C. Clarke, White Oak;
Fleet Scruggs, Meayerdam; Kd Blay
lock, Beaverdain; and Otis I). Massie,
of Fast Fork.
For the second week (he follow
ing were drawn: Houston Hensoii, of
Pigeon; U'. W. Medford, Clyde; John
H. Camp, Waynesville; Hilliard I).
Moody, Waynesville; W. L. Kuyken
dall, Jonathan Creek; O. C. Walker,
Waynesville; J. Forest Justice, Pig
eon; Walter L. Ferguson, Ivy Hill.
W. C. Jenkins, White Oak; J. A.
Burch, Beaverdain; Pete N. Higgins,
Bcaverdam; Tommy N'oland, Crab-
tree; J. Wilford Ray, Waynesville;
Francis Massie, Waynesville; J. H.'
Kinsland, Pigeon; Harry Howell,!
Clyde; L. C. WaddcIL Waynesville; 1
Harry Howell, Clyde.
Judge Felix E. Alley will be the
An application has been made to
the district otlice of PW A in Atlan
ta, for a project to build the proposed
Hazelwood school, by the lLivwood
county board ol education. The
estimated cost ol the building has
been set at $(15,000.
An approval was receive! from
WPA this week for the proiect, but
the school authorities lelt that a
PWA project would be best at this
time. The WPA approval was lor
$.10,000. A PWA approval would
mean payment of -15 per cent of the
Hazelwood citizens appeared be
fore the county, commissioners early
in the spring, ami rciiies;ed a new
building. The countv board iistnul
ed (he Hazelwood delegation to sub
mit application's' to the relief igcni les
ami (hen report back.
The "commissioners woilld have to
include the Hazelwood school in the
liCSS-.TJ- budget, which will be pre
pared July first. 1 he board has not
gone into the' new budget, it. was
Jack . Messer, superintendent of (lie
board of education, said that with the
erection of the Hazelwood school, lh.it
this county would be well provided
for in school buildings for Years to
School authorities expect to hear
from the PWA application next week.
Sought For Relief
Among The Chinese
Uooths Will He Erected For Re
ceiving Donations Here Fri
day And Saturday
As a part of a national campaign,
three booths will b" set up in this
community (o give citizens an oppor
tunity to contribute to the sulTcring
civilians in China
A booth will be placed at the court
house, at Alexander's Drug Store an. I
'Girl Scouts will be in -charge, of
the boolhs i( was announced vester-
When Rattlesnake Eats Bait
From Hdoky Fishermen Leave
One day last week, Homer
Davis brought back a 16-inch bass
from what he termed a good day
of fishing. The next day, he and
M'illiam Stringfield pepped up
by the former catch, set out for
a reported 18-inch bass.
The two sober, and truthfr.I
fishermen, baited their iiooks with
minnows, and Davis cast out
about 18 feet from the bank to
ward two large rocks. He over
estimated his throw, and his bait
ed hook landed on the other side
of . the rock. He pulled, and
found his line was hung. He
jerked again, and mjach to his sur
prise, he saw a two-foot rattle
snake rise up, with the hook, and
minnow in its mouth.
Davis had his appetite all set
for a fish supper, but could not
vision a substitute of rattlesnake
steak, so he yanked his line from
the mad snake and : began to
throw rocks at the rattler which
was making all manner of fuss
about being hooked and losing
The snake was finally killed,
and the two nervous fishermen
were soon on their way home to
a fishless supper.
They plan another trip today
but irt a different direction.
day by L. X
Colkitt. .The county--'chairman is
Mayor Paul Murray, of Canton. i
Xo drive will be made,, and no i
funds solicited other than the appeal
that call be made from placards at i
the booths. The present plans are i
lo keep the boolhs open all day I' ri-i
day and Sat urday.
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Two photographers' of the Slate;
Department of Conservation and l)c-i
velopment, spent W cdnesdav in thisi
vicinity taking .pictures', which will
be used in connection with the State!
William Sharpe, of the department,
and Bill Baker, of the public rela
tions department of Duke Imiversitv, 1
made a number of pictures. Sonic
75 were taken of the marker which
will be dedicated in Julv by the Ma
sons on Heintooga. I
The two left for a trip through the
park for additional scenes. While in
Waynesville, ('has. K. Rav, Jr., chair
man of the governor's hospitality
committee,, showed the photographers i
in etlort to get l,70h qualified voters
to sign, in order that they may bu
j presented to the board ot elections to
have an election called lor voting oil
I ihe establishment ol liquor stores in
Those behind the movement said
yesterday, through a spokesman, who
declined to let his name be used, that
satisfactory progress was bcui
made in getting signers. One petition
was signed by over 00 in a little
more than three hours, it was pointed
An effort is being made to get tbn
petitions signed and presented lo the
tioard oi elections m order that the
election call be called between August
I lourth and .September lust. The law
I regarding an election on establishment
I of liquor." stores, sets out that such
an demon cannot be held within sixty
days ol a primary or general election,
and for that reason, if the 'election'
on the question is to be held helore
, the session ol" the U gislatuiv
meets, q will have to be between Au
gust J tn i t It and Septcmb.-r first.
1 I he number of names .required to
sign the petitions is based on lilleeli
' per cent of the total vole cast for
governor in l'.Ciii. And in Haywood,
it is 1,7ns.
I Ihe Mountaineer contacted a num
ber ol citizens about the mailer her"
Ibis week. A number relused to ex
press themselves on the subject.
Others showed little or no interest
in the 'matter, while those opposed to
1 the establishment of liquor stoves,
reported that a lack ot interest, was
i resulting in but tow signers ot the
petitions, and that nothing would
come ol the renewed elloil lo call an
! election. I hose who were prone to
talk expressed all manner of views,
which made it hard to. determine to
'any degrees of accuracy just whal
the sentiment s right, at tins lime.
It was said that the petitions hud
signers 1 rum every township, m spile
ol ihe tact that the ( a be bill, passed
in the l'.M7 legislature, would permit
the establishment ol a liquoi store
in t'll her Beaverdain or Waynesville
iwnslups should nher or both
townships vote lor the stores. Thvr
vote ol the remainder, ol tin county
would not have any bearing on th"
vote in the two largest townships.
' Should (he county at largo vote for the'
.A lit. .stores,' then stores could be
.established "at the discretion of the
is local ! controlling
The board of coniniissiom i s at one
(nne ordered that the board ol elec
tions call an election on tile question,
but later it was discovered that liu
formal '.order Was ever duly signed.
It was said Vesterdav that the com
missioners are not prone
the request, but will leave
tor to the voters to sign tin
it thai is their
Bi ll. DING DISPLAY MAKKLT
A display room and additional
store room is being built bv the Farm
ers Lxchange and Produce Company
on Ihe Asheville road. The out-door
market, will be sixteen bv fifty feet,
and is built adjoining the building
thev have occupied-for the past your.
7Ae WecMt&i Hepxvit
H. M, HALL, Official Observer
Ray -(Joing: -To Merchants
Convention Next Week
Chas. E. Ray, Jr., will leave this
week-end for Blowing Rock to at
tend the annual meeting of the North
Carolina Merchant's Association, of
which he is a director.
The convention convenes Monday
and will continue through Tuesday
Miss Helen Sisk, who has recent
ly graduated from Duke University,
has returned to town for the summer
for week ....
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