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Published In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance oj The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
WAYNESVILLE. N. C, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22.. 1938
$1.50 IN ADVANCE IN COUNTY
fork On Parkway In This
County To Begin This Fall
ivmaray. associate director
tie national j-.u y
JK Woavpr last week.
L ..man .eeuu'iJ ..v--
Sin a fw days, bids would
SOUfht 101' UK - ....
n: i...-. Pukwav between Wagon
n'.i Phreon River falls,
Lwn here as leliow omac
actual r;;r v :
the parkway, wouiu uc i.
;t of Ashoville to get under con-
' . i .......l- wnnlrl hpcrin this
taction, ami ." -
t it a pointed out by the park
With official opening and dedication
.k nai-k slated lor next spring,
eaver discussed with Demaray the
ms of the park service for provid-
accommoJations 10 iaive twe ox
tnrs'to the park and concessions.
went plans call for the leasing of
concessions, including noxei ac-
Lnmodations, camps, ana service
Ltions, to one person, or firm as was
me in the Shenadoan- .National pars,
operated privately, the park ser-
ewill supervise charges to tne ena
H the public will be fully protected.
It will be several months before the
rk service will lease out the conces-
i In the meantime the park ser-
e will move forward to provide ac-
timodations for visitors to have the
,.k ready for official opening next
in?. Weaver said.
Demarav told Weaver the acquisi-
ln of needed land in Tennessee to
Implete the park was progressing m
Court House Fails j
To Hold Crowd At I
J. C.Welch Funeral!
Funeral Services Will He Held
At The Residence This After
noon at 2:30
Prominent In Public Life For 50 1
Years, Ex -Official Passed
Awav Earlv Tuesday
Last rites will be conducted this
afternoon at the residence of her
mother, at 2:30 for Janie Reeves
Barker, daughter, of Mrs, M. H.
Reeves and the late Melvin Hez
Reeves, who died suddenly at the
Haywood County Hospital on Tuesday
night at 9:25 o'clock.
The Rev. J. S. Hopkins, pastor of
the First Baptist church, and the
Rev. Albert New, rector of Grace Epis
copal ehurch, will officiate. Burial will
be in Green Hill cemetery.
The following will serve as pall
bearers: Joe Welch, William Shool
bred, Dave Cabe, James Thomas, Hub
Burnett, and Maynard Jones.
Mrs. Parker was educated in the
local schools and later attended Penn
Hall in Chambersburg, Penn.
Surviving are her mother, one sis
ter, Mrs. W. Roy Francis, two broth
ers, .Jefferson, of Waytiesville and
Melvin, of Ashevillc, two nieces, Jane
Dudley and Nancy Reeves Francis,
her grandmother, Mrs. Thomas
Crymes, of Williamston, S. C; four
aunts, Mrs. H. C. Wilson, of Green
ville, S. C, Mrs. K. C. Horton, of
Canton, Mrs. D. S. Vandiver, of An
derson, S. C, Mrs. George Wilson, of
Williamson, and one uncle, Fusion
Crymes, of Williamson.
hree New Building
trustees Elected By
J. C. Patrick, C. A. George and U
Kuiize were elected to member-
ip on the board of trustees of (the
r.erican Legion post home at a meet
f Tuesday night of Haywood post
IT. Each will serve three years.
The new members will meet next
lesday evening at the post home on
pot street with six holdover mem-j
Irs and organize the board. I
With f'.iinmander Bure-in in the ' ., . .
bif the first post meeting of -the.:- town on Satut.dav. hrJ nnhn1m
Free T. B. Clinic
To Be Held By N. C.
T. B. Association
Dr. J. F. Denholm Will Make
Examinations Here At Health
Offices Next Week
Dr. J. F. Denholm, of the State
Iw fiscal year rolled along smoothly
number of bills were ordered paid,
11 those present discussed plans .for
William A. Bradley reported on the
1 fling last week sponsored by the
amber of Commerce to promote in
tst in organization of a local soft-
league, and the lighting of the
kh school athletic field. Leeion-
present agreed to form a team
fd to do their bit toward the ilium-
After the meeting closed, auxiliaries
to had been conducting their own
pness session in a separate part
me building, appeared with lieht
p. Albert New To
Be Honored Friday
R16 Waynesville IVTaannie" T.nrttre
2 W'H hold a special meeting
""lay night at the Masonic Tem-
m honor of Rev. Alhert New: rep-
M Grace Episcopal church, and an
rending and influential Mason,
PJ leaves SOon trt iiialio fci, V,mi ,n
All local and visiting- Masons 9r
toted .to attend this meeting, .
h of Native Of This
County Meets Death
Whas h,t.n received here of the
of Ward Silo., - c M- -j
i Reimer Siler, of Randall, Wash.,
P formerly resided here. Mr. RiW
"f Mrs. John L. Davis,
"M "u Mrs, iiunn
when h. ",Jl?"? re
tttor Mr c - sirucK Dy a
eand 'f .: t',.IS 8urved by his
- :' .ynau children.
at clyde sunday
s "d church school leaders
will be in the offices of the district
health department in the court house
on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
of next week. He will be available
in Canton at the health offices there
on Thursday and Friday.
Anyone having contacted a person
sunering with tuberculosis, or per
sons, who have reason to fear that
they have symptoms of the disease,
and whose cases have not been diag
nosed by a physician are given the
privilege of calling at the office. Dr.
Denholm will make an examination
free of charge.
This service is sponsored by the
North Carolina State Board of Health,
and the opportunity of the service will
be locally directed through the dis
trict health department.
Gillett Family Have
Family Reunion Sunday
The Gillett family reunion was
held last Sunday at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. Walter Wilson. Those pres
ent were: Mr. and Mrs. Taylor Gil
lett, Mr. and Mrs. Walker Gillett,
Mr, and Mrs.; Mrs. Elmer Gillett arid
small daughter, Mr. and Mrs. John
Gillett and family, Mr. and Mrs. Tray
Wilson and small daughter, Mr. and
Mrs. Erwin Haney, Marshall Haney
and Erwin Lee Haney,
Officer Tags Gov.
v Hoey's Limousine
Parked against the curb in front
of the Poinsett Hotel in Greenville
was a long limousine bearing the con
spicious license tag, North Carolina
No. 1. Along came a traffic officer,
and onto the steering wheel of the
limousine went a summons for park
The car belonged to Governor Clyde
R. Hoey, of North Carolina. Mrs.
Hoey and her daughter, Isabel, were
visiting in Greenville.
I The largest crowd to ever gather
at the new court house hero, piid their
last respects yesterday to Julius C.
Welch, 73, pioniiiu'iu in the public life
of the county for fifty years, who pass-
ed aw ay at his home above llazelwood
early Tuesday morning, following an
illness of a few days.
Every available seat, and all stand
ing snaee in the court room was taken,
scores stood in the hills, while a
crowd of at least 200 made no effort to
gain entrance and stood on the court
house lawn during the funeral services.
The crowd started gathering at 1 :.'i0
two hours before the services were
scheduled to begin. It was estimated
that fifteen hundred persons were in
attendance, showing the deep affec
tion in which Mr. Welch was held by
the people of this county.
The Rev. Albert New, lfctor of
Grace Episcopal church, officiated.
Judge Felix K. Alley pa, 1 a tribute
to Mr. Welch, in which he. pointed
out his kindness and generosity, ami
his loyalty as a friend, liurial was
in Green Hill cemetery, in the family
Active pallbearers were: J. K.
Ilipps, T. L. Gwyn, David Underwood,
Jr., John Hoyd. N. W. Ferguson, and
Honorary pallbearers were: J. li.
Koyd, W. T, Shelton, ('. II. Ray, W. T.
Lee, Judge Felix E. Alky, W. H.
Francis, W, II . Noland, M. M. Noland,
Tom Medford, Charlie Medford, . L.
Hryson, J. I). Wyatt, Herbert Hrvson,
K. T. Hoyd, 1). J. lioyd, Homer West,
John W. Shook, C. H. Atkinson, L. M.
Richeson, J. H. Campbell, (ieofu'f
1'lott, W. F. Swift, Hob Ray, John
Kerley, Wcss Tatton, Dr. Tom String
field. K. C. Moody, R. G. Coffey, F. J.
Frank Hyers, Gudger Hryson. Frank
Cogburn, H.A. Osborne. Guy Hipps,
Robert Francis, Charlie Francis, Jack
Messer, Ed Ratcl iff, Troy Leather-'
wood, T. J. Cathey, W. H. MeCracken,
Johnnie Ferguson, R. L. Provost, J. M.
Long, W. A. Bradley, T. L. Grenn, L.
N. Davis, Bud Love, Earl Wagen
feld, Dr. D. W. Smith, Dr. Osborne,
J. U btnngfield, Dr. S. L, Strinijfk'ld,
J. A. Parks, Galor Baldwin, W A.
Hyatt, Walter Ferguson, Glenn Tweed,
T. N. Howell, John M. Queen.
C. T. Noland, W. T. Crawford,
Harley Allen, J. A. Lowe, Grover
Rogers, Glenn Palmer, C. C. Medford,
Ralph Moore, Jarvis Allison, O. H.
Shelton, W. C. McDaniel, J. P. Francii
Dewey Brendle, John Brendle, Will
Chambers, J. P. Dicus, 1). V. Phillips,
J. C. Crouser, Lane Arrington, L. II
(Continued on page 12)
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Last week, a club of Lions Inter
national, was organized in Waynes
ville, with 15 charter members, and
C. E. Weatherby was named president
for the coming year. Mr. Weatherby
is principal and coach at the Waynes
ville district school.
Lions Club Here
Sewer Bond Elections
Carry By Big Margin
Today Is The Last
Day Of Summer. . .
Despite the fact that citizens of
Haywood have been shivering for
the past several days, summer is
still with us, according to the
weather bureau. However, to
day is the last day of summer,
and tomorrow, autumn arrives.
Since the appearance of the ar
ticle last week in this newspaper,
predicting a long cold winter, a
number of people have called to
tell us that the story made cold
chills run up and down their
Waynesville Votes 473 To 10 And
Ha el wood Votes 237 To .";
Rated As State's
Big Fire Hazards
Newly Farmed Civic Club Elects
('. K. Weatherby As Their
Other officers c
John -Carper, firs
In. r. Lancaster, second vice presi
dent; W. L. Hardin, Jr., secretary
treasurer; Tail Twister, Clyde II. Kay,
Jr., and Lion Tamer, White Mease.
The directors are: Rev. J. S. Hop-
Francis Massie and Carl Ratcliff.
anizatioii meeting of the
Lions. Club, 'the' 15 rjhar
ideeted ('. K. Weatherby
and were presented with
from Lion.s International.
lected included: Rev.
t vice president;. Dr.
II. M. HALL, Official Observer
Sept Max Min
15 81 no
10 78 54
17 :; 74 48
18 74 . '. ' 4'.)
VJ 7.'! 47
20 77 47
21. . C,4 4(
Mean minimum ........
Mean for week
High for week
Low for week
Below September normal .......
Precipitation for week
Precipitation since Sept. 1st
Below September normal ....
Precipitation for year
Deficiency for year
. . 2.16
Tlie club will inert. -the second and
fourth -Thursday ever.ings of every
month, and for the .present, have de
cided to meet in the Baptist Sunday
school building, with (he women of
the church serving the meal.
Other charter-'members are: W. K.
Chandler, J. E. Lancaster, C. M. Coop
er, Roy Parkman, J. W. Killian, tind
Lions International is one of the
three large and influential interna
tional service organizations in the
Election Of Officers Of Haywood
-County Teachers At First
Meeting Here Saturday
Paul Grogan, principal of the Cruso
school, was -elected to head the Hay
wood county teachers at their first
meeting of the current school year,
which -was held at the Central Ele
mentary school on Saturday.
. Others elected to serve with Mr.
Grogan were: Horace Francis, prin
cipal of the MazeKvood school, vice
president; Hilda Way Fineher. lonelier-
in the Crabtree schools, secretary
and treaurer. Thomas -'Irwin, prin
cipal of the Cecil school, was appoint'
ed as chairman of the program committee,-
Serving with Mr. Irwin will
be, Horace Francis, Emily Palmer,
primary teacher in tin- Crabtree
school; W. L, Fitzgerald,, teacher of
agriculture in the Clyde high chool,
and Ruby .-Violet Lane, home econom
ices t eacher of t he Fines Creek .school.
In addressing the teachers on Sat
urday Jack Messer, county superin
tendent of education, stressed the fact
that fire hazards in schools in North
Carolina had become very grave. At
one time it was not considered so,
but thi' records of the past year show
that there were more fires in school
houses than any other type of build
ings in North Carolina. He also dis
cussed the rental of books.
Register Of Deeds Has Perfectly
Good "Unused" Marriage License
There was more than one red face
aj. a recent gathering, when: it be
came known to the program commit
tee that two out-of-town speakers
were present expecting to appear on
the program. A misunderstanding of
the details brought the embarrass
ing situation about.
By careful handling, one speaker
was consulted; the predicament ex
plained; he understood, and things
moved along as if nothing had hap
pened. For a minute, it looked as if the
members might have two addresses
to listen to before the meeting would
BETTER FOLLOWING OPERATION
Otis Burgin who underwent an op
eration at the Haywood County Hos
pital Sunday night for appendicitis, is
much improved. Mr. Burgin suffered
an attack Sunday afternoon.
T LEGION SAYS "HANDS OFF"
Potion ,,;, ;""'" PiH ,. , , ,,, ,rav Trrrtr
ohurc .. C1'd
oVu.., . V" Sunday afternoon at
IrjWeU be'ng called by K. O.
ndcnf I ""1, "naay scnool
fe. ":en- for the pumose of
If ... dn'ze a COmn ito f ti... m.-
r, mar a i r. ,
f fS terpf t t , ' teacners, ana
tenH In the Sulay school
As war clouds hovered over Europe,
130,000 members of the American
Legion gathered in Los Angeles for
their annual convention. Spokesmen
advocated a "Hands off" attitude by
the United States,
Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Maxwell, of
Atlanta, spent the week-end With the
former's mother, Mrs. A. M. Maxwell,
at her home in Hazelwood. Mr. Max
well is in the office of the Atlanta
Do you think the United States
Will be involved in the next European
T. J. Cathey If the present Czech
oslovakia crisis had developed into
war, the United States would been
drawn into it sooner or later.
But if the present trend of Eu
ropean Diplomacy is continued, I
don't think the United States will ever
share their war burdens again.
A. P. Ledbetter If the next war in
Europe involves the general countries
of Europe 'the United States will not
be able to stay out, but if only be
tween the smaller countries the
United States will not be involved.
Johnny Ferguson No, No, I
K. Chandler Without a doubt
in my mind Hitler and Mussolini are
the trouble makers in Europe, to sur
press them now would prevent a war
for a long time to come. The United
States need not be involved.
J. C. Huggin, Jr. If war breaks out
in Europe I do not see how the United
States can hope to stay out. The
reprecussions in America from a Eu
ropean war, especially with regard
to industry, will fairly drive us into
Withers I sincerely hope
H. M. Hall It is very doubtful, as
long as we continue our present hands
Shop keepers often have trials
and tribulations- over returned
goods, that, for some reason or
another did did riot give satisfac
tion. Sometimes the goods were
not as represented. Often the
"hopper merely experienced a
change of heart.
But it's rather unusual when
Charlie Francis, register of deeds
and agent for that most impor
tant legal document known as a
marriage license has to take
Dack unused because of
change of heart. Often the
trading parties are not
enough to see into the future.
They carry the thing through and
get "Bill" Byers in his office
across the hall to untie the knot.
Last Saturday Mr. Francis sold
a marriage license and with it
one of those marriage certificates,
that are more or .less a 'decorative
declamation of one's wedded state
when the next day he was
walking to Sunday school out near
his home in the Ratcliff Cove
he was stopped and asked to take
back the license he had sold in
good faith the day before.
It is to be hoped that the ro
mance will bud again for Mr.
Francis is greatly: distressed over
a perfectly good license and cer
tificate "going to waste" in his
Town officials of Waynesville and
Hazelwood were busily engaged this
week in 'making filial preparations
for getting bids for the construction
of the sewer line from Hazelwood to
a point below Lake Junaluska, after
voters in the two towns, in a special
bond election, voted over-wholmmgly
for the issuance of the bonds.
Hazelwood held their election Tues
day of this week 237 for the bonds and
5 against. Last Friday Waynesville
voted 478 for and 10 against. The
same ratio, to a fraction of one per
cent, favored the issuance of the
bonds in both towns.
Waynesville voted bonds totaling
$8,000; while Hazelwood will assuni '
$.'!(),500 in bonds. PWA is making a
direct grant of $100,227, providing
the contract is let before November
fourth, and work actually underway
by January first.
The specifications for the work will
hi' completed by the engineers with
in a few days, and be submitted to
cor. I factors, for bids.
It is generally agreed that the work
will iiiiiire about a year. The sewer
lino' will be a gravity line lor three or
four, mill's. The general course of the
line will be near Richland ( reek all
the way to the Lake. No lines m tin'
two towns will have to be built, it was
said, but Hie present lines connected
with the trunk line -ai the creek.
When the sewer line is completed,
all sewage of the two towns will bo
taken from liiehland Creek,, and thus
provide a pure stream for (he Lake.
Property Owners at Lake Jtinalusk i
plan to get work u.vlcrwav to connect
Lake line with the main trunk as it
passes the eastern shore of the' Luke.
Four hundred and fifty-three Way
nesville voters cast votes for the is
suance of additional bonds, amount
ing to .$(13,415 to. he used Cor install
ing an adequate water system. Thirty
votes were cast against this (iies(oii.
The town of Waynesville has ample
water on the watershed lo supply i
community df 100,000, it has been
pointed. out, but the' pipe lines from
the watershed to the town is not
adequate to meet the normal demands
in the peak season.
An application has been made with
PWA to get funds, both a loan and
a grant, with which-to-do this Work.
Tiie application has not been approved
to .late. .
Hazel wood s officials have made ap
plication for a grant and loan from
PWA with whieh to build a water
s.vsiem. their application has
121 Loans Granted
J. W. Stuart Promoted
By Eagle Store Chain
J.W, Stuart, manager of Eagle
Five and Ten Cent store, will leave
soon to become manager of the Shelby
store of the same firm. The change
will be a promotion for Mr. Stuart,
as the Shelby store is twice the size
of the local unit.
Mr, Brewer, of the Sylva store, will
be in charge of the Waynesville store.
Mr. Stuart came here from Wades
boro last January.
Wilfred Jackson, .count v supervisor,
for the Farm Security administration
with office in the county court house,
said -yesterday that 121 tenant fanners
in Haywood county have applied for
the F. S. A. loan with which to pur
chase farms 'with- government money
at a low rate of interest.
"Applicants are given a wide ( hoice
in selecting the family size farms
they want to buy. The price of the
property must be in keeping with its-value.-
as determined by the county ad
visory committee and the F. S. A ,"
Mr. Jackson said. The three farmer
t-Vnim.itti'o for Haywood county n
composed of Albert J. MeCracken,
Clyde, Route 1; David Boyd, Waynes
ville, Route, 2; and T. Weaver Cathey,
Waynesville, Route J.
No loans are made to persons who
can obtain adequate credit from
other sources. '. 1
Effort Being Made
To Get Inlaid Tabic
In N. Y. World's Fair
An effort is being made by Wm. Bal
four Troy, Sr., to get the inlaid table
made by George Miller on exhibit in
the World's Fair in New York.
Mr. Troy has contacted Senator
Reynolds and Governor Hoey about
placing the inlaid library table in
the North Carolina-exhibit.
The table was made over a period
of 18 months by Mr. Miller at Bethel,
and contains over 22,000 pieces of
100 different kinds of wood.
ATTENDING STATE COLLEGE
Joe H.. and Glenn C. Palmer, Jr.,
sons of Mr. and Mrs. Glenn C. Palmer,
of Crabtree, and Jira Davis, son af
Mr. and Mrs. Grady Davis, are stu
dents at State College, Raleigh.