Published In The County Seat oj Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance oj The Great Smokv Mountains National Park
Haywood County Youths
Killed In Auto Accident
WAYNESVILLE. N. C, THURSDAY, JULY 7, 1938
$1.50 IN ADVANCE IN COUNTY
1 : . -
And Eari Wyatt
Another In A
r . .luska young
f n runes receiv-
and tail w yau,
morning, '" L"u
Enka, injuring sev-
.i 111 Till S.NCll . . , -.i
Jfcd inswntly, .
of Kathtione w "'""s""
tn tne yai '"1
being viewed Dy a
Injured In Wreck
,f Wyatt was
An inuuest w
recovery ol oiner
Bay "r- J" , , . ,1
vlltU'l'inK 1IOIII lULClim.
nf DIM v
. ' ..,mtv coroner s jury
m the wreck.
...,.:pi,i,,,rt. of Mars Mill, is
grille hpital, and late yes-
,,nnlw 10 DC 111 a uiu-
01 rf Pfltlton. is
,. f...wtiv..i) arm and
Gaddis, of Oregon, is suner-
froi.i severe cuts, Diuises aim
utevmineit. internal injuries.
jncombe county officers, mvesti-
i. ,0;.i that Phillins
driving at a nign rate 01 tyxmi
crashed into the other car as it
ming' the highway. The driver
ithe other car has not Deen ae-
inwl, but there were live young
in it. .
the car with .Phillips, were iviiss
Jltdford, -12, of Lake Junaluska;
Vartha Owen, (if Canton; Miss
n Davis, of hear W aynesville,
Troy Gadily. Miss Medford was
arH from Ashton Park hospital
r receiving emergency, treatment.
Owen suffered a fractured nose
cuts and bruises about the face.
Davis had u fracture of the right
in addition to numerous cuts and
ses about the face and head.
iss Davis and Miss Owen were
in an Asheville hospital Wed-
he live young people in the other
were: Wyatt, Rathbone, Brooks,
ker, Gaddis, and Robinson.
uck, a resident of the lake,
irtd bruises and cuts, and pos-
internal injuries. Gaddis, of
pun, suffered from shock, and re-
I in an Asheville hospital Wed-
w with Tucker.
h car in which the five voune
I were riditiir was completely de-
Their car was struck just
ft the front seat.
Leral- services were held for
h Wyatt mi Wednesday afternoon
Twin's -Chapel, with the. Rev,
Carper; of Long's Chapel, offi-
m, 'assisted by the Rev. Stokes.
for of the Dellwood circuit. Bur
law at the cemcterv ad ioinini?
Carers were Bill Pruitt, Joe
"un. Glenn Wvntt: Paul falfc
tt, ;and ' Andy Wyatt, all
giving ale his parents, Mr. and
Francis Wyatt, and two sisters.
a,and ::.;, Wvatt. ''-'
?' rites,, will be conducted this
nn at 3 o'clock for. Joe Rath-
"i at. Long's Chanel, with the
-the R''v. J. H. Carper, as
b' the Rev. P. O. Drvman.
r f Hillsidp cKnwl, 4oi,c;iio
..Burial will be in the Ful
tmetery near Lake Junaluska,
ers w.u be Cecil Burnett,
BUmett,. Roy. Sheltnn.
"rtess. .. . v
Piving young Rathbone are his
, tun k,.i. , .
- - uiuumrs, ueram
OTe s.ster,, Lelia
all'Pf Lake.. Junaluska.:,
Father And Son
Bound To Court
In Killing Case
J Carson Hannah Bled To Death
When Artery In Thigh Is
Geo. A. Brown, Sr.,
Injured When His
Car Is Side-Swiped
George A. P.rown, Sr., is in the
Haywood County Hospital suffering
from a fractured skull and fractured
bones about the nose. He received
the injuries about noon Tuesday
morning, when he was sideswiped on
a curve hear the Ratcliff Cove. 'road,
by a car driven by W. B. Kjker, of
Mr. Brown was rushed to the hos
pital, and was reported yesterday
to be slightly better.
Mr. Kirker carried the Fines Creek
farmer and business man to the hos
pital, and was here Wednesday as
sisting in an investigation.
Mr. Brown's ear was deomlished.
The other car was hot damaged.
Show Gain Here
Postal receipts for this year are
$1,326.41 over the same period of
last year, according to Postmas
ter J. H. Howell.
For the quarter just ended, a
gain of 63.04 was made over the
second quarter of 1837.
Postmaster Howell reported
that summer mail was slightly
heavier than it was at the same
period of last year.
Marion Messer and son, Jarvis Mis
sei were bound over to superior
court under bonds of six thousand and
one thousand, after a hearing before
Magistrate C. B. Atkinson Tuesday
afternoon, in the death of J, Carson
Hannah, of Cove Creek, 04, who died
Saturday afternoon within live min
utes after a knife had cut an artery
in his thigh.
Evidence presented at the hearing,
showed that Medford Hannah, son of
the deceased. Was drinking heavily,
and during the afternoon had become
enraged at Marion Messer, who wit
nesses said was sober.
Witnesses further testified that the
deceased was also under the influence
The evidence showed that Medford '
Hannah began to tussle with Jarvi (
Messer, ami that the deceased went
in to help his son, and when he did,
Carson Hannah with knife drawn
went behind the elder Messer and
pulled him from the two scrapping
The two elder men fell, with Mes
ser on top. The deceased had an open
knife in his hand when he fell. Mes
ser got olf the thrown man, who lay
bleeding profusely, and died within
Evidence showed that neither of
the Messer iiieii were .'armed.
The two Messer s remained on the
scene until Sheriff K. V. Welch ar
rived to make an investigation - and
arrests. Both men gave bond after
Funeral services were held for Mr.
Hannah on Monday afternoon at two
o'clock at his home on Cove Creek,
with the Rev. Mr. Roten officiating.
Burial was in Bradley's cemetery.
Surviving are his widow and seven
children as follows: Four daughters,
Mrs. Carrie Henley, Mrs. Josic Sut
ton, Mrs. Maud Rose, and Ruby
Hannah, all of Cove Creek, and three
sons, Thurman, of Canton, and Car
son Hannah, Jr., and Medford Han
nah, of Cove Creek.
Traffic On Streets
Per Cent Increase
Traffic on Main street here July
Fiurth was twenty-five per cent
heavier than last year, accord
ing to Traffic Officer Norman
"The street was packed and jam
med all day," he reported, "but
through it all, we had two fen
ders scratched, and nothing
"I did not see a drunk man on
the streets during the holidays,"'
Officer Caldwell reported.
"Yt s, sir, it was a big increase
over last year, and everyone co
opt rated in making our traffic
easier to handle."
500 Masons Expected Over
The Week-End For Three-Day
1 Session Of Summer Assembly
Begin Work On
I'lan To Have Hudjjet And New
Kate Completed Within A
Week; Rate Will Re Higher
Members of the board of eommis-
Vioners are investigating complaints
itliis week before the board when it sat
as a board of equalization to adjust
i tax assessments.
j After the investigations are com
! pit ted, the board will.' take formal
J Chairman .1. A.' Lowe said yester
jdiiy that the adjustments that the
i board might nlake would not make
! much difference in the total valua
1 1 ion of the county.
I Ti;e boa rtl and county auditor, are
now h, ..-"iK on t ne tax raie ior next
year. They hope to have the new
budget and rate completed within a
While it is not ollicially announced,
there is every indication '.hat. the
county rate for next year will be
higher than the present $1.31 rate.
hi I M
Survey Of Tourist
Fair Crowd Here
Beer And Wine
To Get License
21 Dealers In County Operating
Without License Liable
Be Guest Speaker
U. S. Navy Will
Dr. R, D. Workman Will Tell At
I'nion Service Of Work Of
U. S. Navy Chaplains
ett announced this week,
11. I.riiren, nad bivome
in the Garrett Furniture
and the Garrett Funeral
, llraren recently coniplet
at the G u pton -Jones School
N. W. Gar
ed a coui st
of Knibolniing and Itestorative Art,
in Nashville. He has his masters de
gree and a degree in science from the
I'liiversity of Florida. Mr. llraren,
is a native of Maryland, but has spent
most of his life in Florida. Four years
ago he married Miss Kli.adeth Gar
rett, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. N. V.
300 Cases Fill
Docket For Trial
"--i-, vjt lcial Observer
of the hotels and board
this week revealed that
some places were over-flowing, while
others were complaining about busi
ness. There was found to be a difference
of opinion as to the comparison of
the crowds this year with last. Those
people that have full houses and a
flourishing business readily said that
business was better, while those
without many boarders presented pes
Many places enjoyed good business
over the week-end and reservations
for the coming week-end were encouraging.
,f(:f week "'':v-"""-""-":
f " - w
' tar 2.97
J' nor-moi '
It Must lie Boys Week,
Says Hospital News
Fviil..rtlv this is bovs week, al
though no mayor's, proclamation has
been received, or other public notice
made of the fact, yet when the Hos
pital News came in yesterday, it
showed that six boys had been born
at the hospital during Julyand that's
not all, there were two sets oi twins.
Joe E. Johnson In
Unless the beer and wine dealers
in the county, who have been operat
ing without license, obtain them by
the end of this week, their names will
be ... turned over to the solicitor, for
prosecution., at the present term of
criminal court,, according to C. C.
Francis, register of deeds, who is in
charge of the sale of the licenses.
If the delinquent dealers pay this
week they will avoid the penalty
and costs, with which they otherwise-would
There are at present 12 beer and
9 wine dealers, who are operating
without license in the county. :
The operators of threshing ma
chines are also required by law to
obtain a license and failure to comply
with the law will subject them to a
fine. These licenses are on sale at
the office of the register of deeds.
To date only one thresher has bought
his operating license.
1'r. R. 1, Workman, of Washing
ton. I). C, chief of the chaplains of
the United- Slates Navy, will be the
guest speaker on Sunday evening at
S o'clock at the union services of the
churches,, which are being hold at
the 'First Baptist church.
Dr. Workman will tell of the va
rious duties of the chaplains of the
Dr. and Mrs.
t-i.oni.ng at the
Captain and Mrs.
the chaplain at
Workman are vaca
Mission Inn, Lake
are the guests of
Thomas, the former
. the United States
Auto Tags Now On
went on sale here
the first of the
month at one-half the annual fee,
according to J. Dale Stent, manager
of the tags in Waynesville.
So far this year, 2,64.1 tags have
been sold at the office in the Cham
ber of Commerce office.
Throughout the state, over 14,000
more plates were sold up to the first
of July than were sold last yar over
the same period.
Two ..Major Cases Will Probably
He .Disposed Of During The
Two Weeks Of Court
Some .'100 cases face ollki.ils of the
superior court which convenes here
Monday morning with Judge Felix K.
The (locket is made up of smaller
cases, many oil liquor charges aiel
simple assault cases. As far as could
be learned here -yesterday, there will
be but two 'major cases to come before
the court'.- It is ' expected (hat the
case of Marion and .laivis Messer
will be heard (luring this term of
There is a possibility, it was learn
ed, that a negro' woman of Canton,,
will be tried for the 'death of a negro
man in that city.
Solicitor John M. Queen intimated
recently that two full .weeks- of court
would be held.
$3,600 Being Spent
On The Post Office
Ministers Are Seeking To
Learn Stand Of Candidates
On Local Current Issues
Joseph E. Johnson, lawyer, here,
was reported yesterday afternoon as
being in a serious condition, after suf
fering a relapse last Thursday.
: Mr. Johnson has been in ill health
Quiet Fourth Observed
In County, Says Sheriff
Sheriff R. V. Welch reported yes
terday that the Fourth was the quiet
est for his office that was ever re
No automobile wrecks were report
ed during the day. Few arrests were
made in the entire county during the
The Haywood Ministerial Associa
tion, through its president, Rev. W.
A. Rollins, and secretary, O. C. tan
drum, are awaiting further replies
to a letter recently addressed to some
thirty nominees of both parties, in
which three questions were asked.
the Mountaineer learned from a
reliable source, that seven letters have
been received by the ministers from
the candidates, six of them favorable
to their queries, and one unfavorable.
The president and secretary of the
association had no statement to make
regarding the letters which were as
"Deeply concerned to know for
ourselves and our people how we may
further the best interests of our
county in the November election, the
Haywood County Ministers' Associa
tion unanimously voted to ask each
candidate for, office how he Stands on
"(1) Are you in favor of A. B. C.
stores in any part of Haywood coun
.ty?::;'."' ' ;',,.
"(21 Will you: give your support to
a movement for more honest elec
tions?,. -' ' h -
"(3) How do you stand on the
school question with regard: (a) to a
nine month school term (b) to a
twelve grade school system ?
"A prompt answer addressed to
the secretary will be greatly appre
ciated, but, of course no answer will
indicate that you do not desire to
co-operate with the forces we rep
The Ministerial Association is sub
ject to a Call meeting of its officers.
All meetings are held on Monday
Workmen are busy painting the in
terior of the post office and putting
on a new roof. Something like three
more weeks will be required to com
plete, the job, it. was said yesterday.
Over , $.'1,600 is being spent reno
vating the post officu. New light
fixtures and repairs to the plumbing
have been installed.
Duke Day Will Be
Observed At Lake
The facility and student body of the
Junaluska Summer School, affiliated
wit'i Duke, in co-operation with thL'
iranitge ment of the Methodist Assem
bly here, are, planning for the big
gest and best Duke Day in history,
on July 11, at 6 p. m. High lights
on the program will be the old fash
ioned country dinner followed by
music and speeches in the' auditorium
at 8 ii. m.
Dr. W. P. Few, president of Duke,
Dean Herbert J. Herring, and Henry
Dwire, director of public relations
and alumni affairs, are programmed
Dr. Paul N. Garber, heaJ of the
Junaluska Summer School, is general
chaii-man of arrangements. Assist
ing him are the following faculty
members: Dr. Elmer T. Clark, Dr.
J. M. Ormond, Dr. Kenneth W. Clark,
and Prof. W. S. Fitzgerald.
The annual observance of Duke Day
here attracts hundreds of Duke
alumni and former students from the
Wrestern North , Carolina section. !
Masonic .Marker Will He I'nveil-
td. At Hlack Camp (Jap On
I Mondav Afternoon
The Grand Mastus of the (irand
Councils of Ontario, Canada, New
York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Maryland,
Kentucky, South Carolina, Tt mii-'ssoo,
Florida, Oklahoma, Minnesota and
Illinois will be among the, 400 to WW
Masons that will arrive in Waynes
ville Sunday anil Monday for the un
veiling at Black Camp Gap' of th
Masonic marker and the thrce-lav
Summer Assembly of the Grand Coutt
cil (if North Carolina, York Rite Ma
sons, according to an announcement
of T. Troy Wyche, Past Grand Mas
ter who is general tdiairman of th
The huge marker that has been
erected near the entrance of the park
at Black Camp Gap has created in
terest far and wide as there is noth
ing like it in the United States, it
being built with stones sent from tin;
shrines of many lands by Masons of
every state in the Union as well us
every continent of the globe anil u
number of isles of ffio seas. The mo
torcade to the ite of the marker will
form on Haywood street, leaving
Waynesville at 2:00 p. m. Monday anil
will continue on to lleintooga Bald ill
the park after the dedieatoiy cciv
mollies. "Eagles Nest" is the center of at
traction for Tuesday's program as
the Select Master's Degree will In
con ferrod among the rocks and crags
of that famous place by a team from
Concordia ( onncil, of Baltimore, af
ter a mid-day picnic. of fried chicken
and other eats. Other fraternal fea
tures of the Summer Assembly pro
grant will include degree work by tho
Grand Officers' of the Grand Council
of Pennsylvania and Forest City
Council, of Cleveland, Ohio. Each of
the delegations from other states con
ferring degrees will be under tho
supervision of their respective Grand
Members of the Woman's Club will
entertain the visiting ladies with a
ride on Tuesday morning to Lake
.Juiialuska returning in time to join
the picnic motorcade ai noon. The
program for the three-day assembly
Sunday, July 10.
Registration at the Masonic Temple,
the North Carolina Companions hold
ing open house to greet the visitors.
Monday, July 11
9:00 A'. M'. Regis! nil ion at the
0;.'!0 A. M. Grand Council opens
at the Masonic Temple for -rviceptio.il
to distinguished guests and fraternal
2:45 I M. - Unveiling anil ritualis
tic dedicatory ceremonies of the Ma
sonic MA RKKIt.
Oration by Thomas J. Ilai kins, Sen
ior Grand Warden, A. ."'. and A. M ,
and S. O. I. G. for N. C, Scottish Rite.
4:00 P. M. On to lleintooga Raid,
towering ,'5i2.lj feet am ill the majes
tic peaks of the Great Smoky Moun
tains National Park.
8:00 P. M.--Theater tickets for th"
(Continued on --.Page Seven)
Post Office Floors 1
Repaired With Some
Of Original Lu mb"
The floors in the mailing loom
the Waynesville post office are bu
of inch and a 'quarter pine fioorin
These floors were laid twenty-thn
Now, that information in the abov
paragraph is not exactly news, or ,
least not timely news. ' ,
Iliit, when the carpenters went I
repair the floor this week, the enteljg
prising foreman, Mr, Keed, found soiri
of the original flooring that had bee,
stored away for twenty-three year-.
When the post office was completed,
in 1905, Turner Russell bought wha".
flooring was left over, and- had not:
used all of it, Which was utilized m
the repair job.
REV, MR. PEACOCK TO
OCCCPY HAITIST Tl LIT!
Rev. J. L, Peacock, pastor of the
First Raptist church of Tai boi'i,
will occupy the pulpit of the First
Baptist church here next Sunday
Rev. Mr. Peacock will be here sev
eral days, attending the summer as
sembly of the Grand Council of RoyaJ
and Select Masons. He is the Grand
CHURCH FOUNDATION LAID
The foundation for the new brick
church at Saunook was laid on Mon
day cf this week.