The waynesville Mountaineer
Published In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance oj The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
WAYNESVILLE, N. C, THURSDAY DECEMBER 8, 1938
$1.50 IN ADVANCE IN COUNTY
Eagle Stores To Have
0o More Floor Space;
Plan Large Expenditure
jjeMormino Fruit Stand Build
ing Leased By Five And Ten
Cent Store Firm
WILL START SOON
Officials See Bright Future For
This Community. More
Clerks To Be Used
Owners of the Eagle Five and Ten
Cnt Stores have signed a lease for
the building formerly occupied by
Mormino's Fruit Stand, and will
eonsolidate their present building
with the Mormino stand, to give them
a addition of eighty per cent more
(pate, it was learned by The Moun
aineer from L. W. Brewer, local man
ipr. Blue prints are completed, and work
fill begin immediately after the first
jf the year, Mr. Brewer said.
Officials of the company were nere
lut week, and said the expansion
troirrara would envolve expenditures
rf several thousands of dollars. BothT
buildings are owned by Joe Mormino.
The two stores will be made into
one. A new irom, win pe maae lor
the entire double unit, giving three
entrances. The wall now dividing the
two' buildings : will be torn out, and
only steel posts used.
The stairs leading to the sec md
floor, that are now between the two
buildings, will be removed, and placed
on the side next to the Food Store.
New fixtures will be used in thu
new addition, and many new items
till be added to the stock.
Mr. Brewer explained that tlu own-
in felt that this community showed
sioogh evidence of growth that would
jtitify their expansion program. "Our'
tompany looks on Haywood county as
I Well balanced county, and it is our
jolicy to keep abreast of the commu
nity in which we operate."
The program will necessitate the
Edition of several more salesladies,
me present stock room will be
Bed for both stores, althouo-h n
Wlcr room will be installed in the
toement of the fruit stand.
ine plans for the thrna-ontmnoo
Wit will give the store one of the
most modern -fronts west of Asho-
V it was said. "Thn cWo ,ill
!so be the largest five and ten west
Asheville," Mr. Brewer announced.
im front of the present store will be
wmpie.tely torn out
"ue are now 17 stores in the
eroup, i.nd the Waynesville
wre Will he in 1h 1 ...
... nit uintAct. us
Ze, it was vtii.l TV.
l . iuc evuies are
wed m the two Carolinas and Vir-
fJwith heau.arters in Charlotte
Dr. Kirkpatrick Is
All Smiles Over His
Recent Fishing Luck
Of all the broad smiles that can
be seen on the streets these days,
is that one Dr. W. L. Kirkpatrick
is wearing and all because of his
luck as a fisherman.
Dr. Kirkpatrick takes his fish
ing seriously, and recently he has
found a special bait and hook
which nets him 5 and 7 pound
catches, which is enough to make
any fisherman happy.
The large fish have been caught
in Lake Junaluska, and Dr. Kirk
patrick keeps his hooks baited
and looks after them regularly.
The fish are carp, and he gives
them to his friends.
During the trout season, he
usually keeps his friends supplied.
While he dearly likes catching
them, he does not eat fish.
Section Of Parkway
From Wagon Road
Gap To Be Let Jan. 5
Survey Work On Adjoining Sec
tion Will Be Ready For Bids
By January 15th
Welfare Office To
661 Persons Receive Old Age
Assistance And Dependent
Child Payments In County
Contractors have been notified that
bids for the construction of section
2F2, which is a six-mile stretch
from Wagon lioad Gap towards Ten
nessee Bald, of the Blue Ridge Park
way, will be opened on Janunry fifth,
according to news received here this
week by Chas. E. Ray, Jr., chairman
of the community interest committee
of tke Chamber of Commerce.
Work usually gets underway with
in thirty days after the contracts are
awarded, it was said here recently by
a member of the state highway com
mission. It was also learned this week, that
the surveying on section 2Y2, which
adjoins the section mentioned above,
(Continued on page -I)
Officials Urging That Best Grades
Be Put On Market First;
960 Acres Grown
Approximately 745 burley tobacco
growers have visited the office of the
county agent here since Suturduy
morning, at which time the office
started issuing burley tobacco mark
On Saturday 330 growers received
their cards, on Monday around .SfiO
cards were issued, on Tuesday J25,
and a cheek up yesterday showed tlmt
by noon Wednesday 27 had been is
sued. There are approximately 12T0 to
bacco growers in Haywood county,
who will receive these poundage al
lotment cards for the crop year of
1938. Haywood county has been al
lotted over 1,000,000 pounds of tax
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Dr. S. P. Gay Named
Chamber of Commerce
President For 1939
Brown Named Chairman
Board of Commissioners;
G. C. Davis Is Attorney
Sev eral Changes Made By Board
In Their First Meeting
Sixteen More Taking
The .heads of thma
3 tV.!recently been Bent by the
' authomies to the laboratory of
-North Carolina' . u i -
result . t'W
ton,, .n , ,c DiAiecii more
Jg. added to the long list of those
wmZ rabies trem J:
:, lal office. ' ' ""'
H is understnnri i,t t. - . .. . '
Dnio viiuv mere ia io oe
. ,. ' maae in toe
?f the townshiP inspec
tforl H'T suPerviBion of the
'Wttmentof the law is to be made.
x re?uires th3t a dogs over
ntha old be vaccinated for rab-It-ch
s nt been enforced in the
Slid in ,i
Vie r " ""union, mere are a
MKr. ,eft un-
Checks totaling $5,188.70 were re
ceived this week by Mrs. J. Dale
Stentz, county superintendent of pub
lic welfare, for distribution to the
recipients of old age assistance pay
ments and to dependent children.
The average grant for an old age case
in the county amounts to $10.70,
while for each dependent child In a
family a payment of $J.,'S0 is allowed.
The checks for the month of De
cember is the largest ever paid in
this county, the first checks being re
ceived for the month of August, 1937,
following the law which became effec
tive in July, 1937.
Of the total amount received by
Mrs. Stentz this month, $4,228.80 will
go to the 393 recipients of the old age
assistance payments, while $1,259 will
be divided among the 271 dependent
children receiving such aid in the
The quota for Haywood county in
both groups has been filled, and only
in the case of a death of some person
receiving old age assistance, or in the
ease of a dependent child becoming
sixteen years of age, will there be an
other opportunity for applicants in
either class, acording to Mr. Stentz.
When Negro Preacher
Meets A Hear, Any
thing Might Happen
A story making the rounds
here, has to do with a colored
preacher, said to be well known
in Waynesville, who was out in
the park recently, strolling alone
down a trail, when he came face
to face with a full sized bear.
The preacher in his previous
pulpit engagement, had stressed
the importance of prayer on all
occasions. However, according to
those who are supposed to know,
the preacher forgot his advice to
his congregation when the bear
rounded the curve, and instead
of kneeling in prayer, lie showed
his heels- to the bear, and was soon
out of sight.
When he related his unhappy
experience to members of his
congregation, one asked him why
he did not pray for protection.
The parson shuddered to even
think of praying and said:
"Well, now brother, prayer am
all right for prayer meelin' but
it won't meant for bear meeting."
Newly Elected Hoard Holds First
.Meeting; Organization Set
I'p For Year
STKN1Y. IS TKA1SEI)
! 11. L. l'revost Named First N ice
President, And Heads The t
! Executive Committee I
nr. o. i . Uay was elected presi
dent of the Waynesville Chamber of
Commerce, at the meeting of the
newly elected board, which was held
on Monday night.
Others chosen at the time to serve
with Dr. Cay were as follows: L'irst
vice president, in charge of wuys and
means, C. N. Allen; second vice pres
ident, in charge of publicity and pro
motion, M. H. Howies; third vice
president, in charge of community
interest, Charles K. Kay, Jr.; and
treasurer, Hen Colkitt.
Prior to the meeting of the board
to serve for J !'.'('., the retiring board
Santa Starts On
Visits To Schools
In Haywood County
Will Ho Hack In His 1 loo Here
Saturday Morning To
HAS HEAVY MAIL
Santa Well lMcased With Crowd
That Turned Out To Greet
Him Last Week
(See pic tures on pnr one S 1 1 ion 2)
out of seclusion
is appearing at
Kuiitu Clau.s came
this morning and
Bethel,-. Cruso, Ceei! and Spring Hill
schools, after a four-day rest from his
hard trip from the North I'ole.
Santa arrived here Saturday n
schedule," and a crowd of 1,000 await
ing him at the station. An hour be
fore train- time, the ernv (I began' to
met and transacted the last business ,V,''".V part ol Hie county.!
The entire group went!11"' engineer hel.l Ins --.whistle open,
expressing appreciation ! J,'"" L-," duMa luska, ami as the train-!
I I'll I'll IM HI ll.o tl'..,- i- 111.-.-I, I... 1
4 Haywood County
Men Released From
Buncombe Co. Jail
Had Hetn Arrested For Ques
tioning In Mysterious Death
Of J. L. Davis Last Feb.
ltOTARIANS HEAR ABOUT
(.001) OF XMAS SEALS
Rota) ians heard Miss Theodoria Flud,
district health nurse discuss the im
portant part that the money from
the sale of Christmas seals plays in
stamping- -out "tuberculosis.-
The goal for this county this year
has been set at $150, according to
Mrs. Frank Ferguson, chairman.
Seventy-five per cent of all funds
collected remain here for local work,
twenty per cent goes to state vork,
and one per cent for national.
of that body,
on record as
of the maimer in which J. Dale Stentz
had carried on the work of the office.
The newly elected board is compos
ed of the following: From the indus
try, It.. L, l'revost and Ben Colkitt,, L.
M. Killian and Hairy Lee Liner; ag
riculture, Ci N. Allen, George A.
Brown, Jr.; from the business and
professional circles, J. It. Boyd, M.
H. Howies, L. N. Davis, Dr. S. P. Gay,
T. Troy Wyclie; hotels and boarding
houses, Paul Hyatt and Mrs. James
The election of the secretary, which
was left to the executive board,
made up of the president, and vice
Dresident. with It. L,. l'revost as
chairman, will he made at air early
ne Mountaineer will be
Published on a "bright sreen
Paper and filled with Christ-
Matures from begin
to end. Several hun
m extra copies will be
Joshed in addition to the
guIar large circulation.
Four Haywood county men, who
were held last week in the Buncombe
county jail, for questioning in con
nection with the death last February
of Joe L. Davis, at his stoic in the
Fines Creek township, were released
on Saturday. They were, Newt Led-
ford, Taylor Rogers, Audren Beasle.y
and Woodrow Heasley.
Oscar Adkins, of the state prison
department, J, Barnes, state high
way patrolman, and Love Gudger,
Buncombe county deputy shentt. naci
taken the men in custody several days
The information which led to their
arrest, it was reported, had been turn-; mas.'
UhoA hv Sheriff Lawrence E. Brown, "
Can one have a satisfactory Christ-! N. l)avis--"Xo. Christmas is a
mas without remembering some "for-' day of thanksgiving und good cheer
gotten child," some needy or lonely and marks the season of the Supreme
old person? Gift from our Creator to mankind,
and nan oeen celebrated, as such since
(V 15. Alkinson "My greatest .tht. birth of our Saviour. Therefore,
h'apiness is in doing for others. It has : it is an occaKion for rejoicing together
always been more of a pleasure for and spreading happiness to others
me to give than to receive. I often ' arounci us at)d remembering the less
wonder if the rising generation un-; fortunate. Your Christmas and my
derslands the real meaning of Christ- Christmas would not be satibfactorv
I without thinking of others, and ex-
pressing our thoughts through spe-
Mrs. John L. Davis "I think it is cial gifts, greetings and hoFpitalitv."
nt Tiiitinmho conntv
been working for several days on the ( impossible to get the spirit of Christ-:
;,. th0 r.rtinn taken in the mas, without remembering someone,
who will not think of you,"
After an examination the men
... ..i..i it -n stated that it
.o kotiovMl that none of them were no. To me Christmas is the time when cannot appreciate or fully enjoy our
connected with the death
Miss Nancy Killian "Emphatically'
L. M. Kicheson "Since Christmas
exemplifies the spirit of 'Peace on
Earth, Good Will to Men, then one
Davis met his death from unknown
sources, last February. His charreu
body was found ' in the ashes of his
store, which was destroyed by fire.
Davis is said to have been sleeping at
his place of business to prevent rob
berv. He is alleged to have had the
habit of keeping several hundred
dollars in his store. .
His: death still remains a mystery.
the doors of our hearts should swing greatest Festival unless he remembers
wide to include 'the whole family in others, who have probably been less
Heaven and Earth.' It is a giving fortunate."
time, a sharing time, of our love, our j -'
thoughts, our understanding, and the
things material, with the sick, the Frank W. Miller "I don't think
aged, the poor, the lonely, and all the one can, but I had rather do something
little ones, we are able to reach. As j about it than talk of it and I think
the old traditional carol says: "Ye that nearly everyone remembers
who now will bless all these, shall somebody in this manner at Christ
yourself find blessings'." '.-:''... mas, if we just knew about it."
I'olil'd III t lie In e siren,.
factory whistles, und automobio lion s
gieetid the jolly old man, who rai
ned a hag of toys on his hac k.
He greeted the throng, and made his
way to a decorated truck, where a
loud speaking 'system,, installed by
Frank Martin, was awaiting him'; He
spoke only a few words, and was
whisked off to ride: through lla.elwiind
and then down Main street where
chcei int -crowds Waved ;ind culled t i
Wehen he irot to his igloo in front
of the coijil house, there were at least
three thousand people waiting for
him, and he had to have two men help
him make his way through the crowd.
He paused a few minutes -before en
tering the igloo to have his picture
made for The Mountaineei .
When he got in.-ide, and put away
his pack, ho started at. once handing
out candy to all children. When he
had finished, he found he had given
two thousand boys and girls candy.
.Most all of the children Were accom
panied by grown-ups.
Shortly after noon, Santa w as
taken to a secluded spot where he
spent a busy wek-end checking up
and tabulating the 2UC-letters mailed,
to him in the igloo post office.
Saturday morning, at ten o'clock,
Santa will come back to his igloo here,
and there he will greet all boys and
girls and to each -one who has a card
which will be given out through the
schools he wil give a bag of candy.
The Mountaineer reporter got a peep
into one of the bags of candy the
other day while interviewing Santa,
and found two or three pieces of
chocolate, some gum drops, a lot of
jelly beans, some mashmellow pea
nuts, and some hard ugar candy,
and maybe there was some, other
kind, but anyway, there is more candy
in each bag than any little boy or girl
should eat at once.
. When The Mountaineer reporter
talked to Santa yesterday, the old
man was ready for a busy time of it,
and expects another busy week-end
checking his mail. On Monday morn
ing he will set out for the school at
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rONSTAHI.E HONDS PASSED
Jack McCnuken Named Superin
tendent Of County Home,
The new hoard (if county commis
sioners lost no time in getting down
to work Monday morning, and elected
George A. Brown, Jr., chairman, im
mediately after being sworn in by W.
G. Byers, clerk of court.
Anil while in executive session, the
board made a number of changes m
the county administration and em
ployees, starting with the night jani
tor and going up to county attorney.
G rover C Davis was named count
j attorney, succeeding J. It. Morgan.
I Mr. Davis is former solic itor of the
Dr. Sam Sti innfield wris retainej
is county physician.
Johnnie I'Yrcuson .was retained
issistant tax collector.
I Jack McCr.-u lieii, of Crab; tee, was
J named as superintendent of the county
' home, succeeding Doc k Nolaud.
j tinnier Caldwell was n::med its
i night janitor,.' taking the place of Hob
Kay. Janitor t.Hieeri was retained,
r The new hoard, which is composed
jof Cec.ige A. Brown, Jr., Frank M.
Davis, and It. T. Boyd, accepted $ 1 ,00 J
'bonds- from', four constables. They
were: W. H. Scott, of Beaverdam;
IWcldon Heat.heily, Fast Fork; W. C.
j Sutton, of Jonathan's Creek, and C.
t . Mill, o! lyde.
The board passed on a few claims,
and adjourned until the next regular
meeting (fay the thin) Mif'day.
The retiring heard, coniposi d of .1,
A. Lowe, chairman, .'Glenn C. Palmer,
Jin-vis. H. Allison, T. li. Ho.vd. Italnh
Moore, C'rovcr ('. Ilogeis, and ' Clar
ence C. Mod ford, met on l.e t Friday
for their final session.
The newly lected employees of the
! county have taken their new posi
tions. ; All elective' ii!!ieers were sworn in
Vonday tiioiiiini' by W. (. Byers,
ric k of coin t. Magistrate (;. H. At-
k'u , : .heiiii t : . 1 the eath to W. G.
livers. Elective ofVicers: ft, V. Welch,
sheiill '; W;. 'II. McCraoken. tax co'
hitur; ('. ("'.. Francis, ivfister f
h c!.-: .Chester A. Cogburn, state
senator, and Glenn C. Palmer, representative.
Brown Iuy Ffrst
WW Liceih c l
The fir.-C HO'-plfit'eold hy the
local office, in tiie Chamber f Com
merce, went, t J. C. Brown, voeatioii
al teacher in the Waynesviile Town
sliii High school. -.'J
J. Dale Stent., secretary, ';,.'. noniu-c d
yesterday that tales of the tags win
above that of last year.
Several recjuests have been made
for. special numbers, and the list i
I glowing daily, according to Mr.
i Stentz. One patron requested "u'nutn
ber with "Hi" in it. As luck would
. have it, Mr. Stentz said, the next tag
in line did contain the. "10" which the
patron declared was her luckv number;
7g lieattel. deport
H. M HALL, (jftU hl Di -
7:30 a. m
Low for week
Above December no
Precipitation for wee
Precipitation since E
Below December nor
Precipitation for yet
Deficiency for year .
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