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he Wayne s ville Mountaineer
Published In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance oj The Great Smokv Mountains National Park
fegnTTH YEAR NO. 22
WAYNESVILLE, N. C, THURSDAY, JUNE 1, 1939
, $1.50 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
L For Summer
feeting Of Masons
Are DtJUig luauc
Uial Service lo iie
Trt)V Wyche, ran
l. ians are Demg mue iur me
Lr assembly of the Grand Coun-
f the Nortn tarouna juaaumc
e5, witn - i
virman ol local arrangements.
Lqth 10th and 11th of July have
ft as the dates r me om an
jssion, at which representa
tmm several states are expect-
to attend and take part on the
f special local interest will be the
orial service that will be held
:.,ndav the 11th, to the late Troy
lyche, who was the promoter of
ummer asseniDiy, wnicn nas n-
ned such pretige m Masonic
L.s m tne easi.
L special committee headed by
UcCracken. will meet tomorrow
it to complete the plans and start
mb-committees at work on the
igements of .entertainment, for
ici ranking Masonic officials from
lb Carolina and several other
will attend. ...
Being Groomed For 22nd Season
I Viv s:;
I ""- ;
This is the Cherokee,
h-i now in dry dock, but
; ' being conditioned for
the usual daily summer
1P 1 trips around Lake Juna-
-v,tva luska, with Captain
escott at the helm.
The 86-year-old captain
anticipates a big sea-
Captain Wescott Preparing For
Season On "Dry Body of Water"
86-Year Old Captain Busy Get-
ting Boats And His Launch
Ready For Lake Trips
Be Of Retired
Dies At Age Of 93
Is Survived By Husband And
ht Hundred And Forty-One
st rites were held on Tuesday
boon at 2:30 o'clock at the Ha
mi Baptist church for Mrs. Ev-
Pruett, 93, wife of the Rev. W.
ruett, who died at her home on
ilowell Mill road at 2:30 o'clock
ay morning. The Rev. J. M.
ard, pastor of the church, offS-
Burial was in Green Hill
rving as pallbearers were grand
loe Calhoun, John Owens, Charles
as, Ernest and Guy Pruett. , ' :'
s. Pruett was a native of Macon
Jty, and was born on March the
18-16. She was the daughter of
kai-'and Malefia Duvall Shepard.
WA lived m Graham county for
bber of years, and had been re-
fin Haywood county for the past
y-five years. She had been a
per of the Baptist church for the
Irviving are her husband, Rev.
f. rruett," retired Baptist minis-
-ve daughters, Mrs. M. R. N.
Nl, of Troy, N. C, Mrs. Mary
ot Asheville, Mrs. Charles N.
of Hazelwood, Mrs. J. L.
Je and Mrs. J. A. Calhoun, of
jjesville, five sons, Will Haywood
f, of Waynesville, Dewitt and
oi swannanoa, and Lloyd, of
two sisters. Mrs. Jane Crisn.
Mrs. Harriett Craig, of Buck-
na, S grandchildren. 72 uTpat
fchildren, and 2 great, great
m Tuttle Graduated
om Oak Ridge Military
institute Last Week
rjy Tuttle, who makes his home
J'r. and Mrs: W t sfeoitnn
rld riday from Oak Ridge
(' institute, from which he
his diploma on Thursday.
! 4 icvuiu a D nic
' aTO Stood hiu-h tui-tfc VintVi
members and the students,
Melton went down to attend
;mmencement exercises and ac
anitd Mr. Turtle home.
F' .S. C. Satterthwaite, Miss
rucas, and S. C. Satter-
h. ' "ic me guests or xvir.
Wi Ernest Withers during
CHQ. Mrs. SafAT-tllTOIlWo
r Pven by Mrs. Rayne for her
' - r. amathers.
ages Today . . .
f iay'8 iSSU of The Moun
ineer contains 36 pages,
penty of these are devoted
C.the special section of the
lstern Carolinian, the col-
L Ke newspaper of Western
oiina Teachers College.
"Yes, I was born on Roanoke Is
land, where Virginia Dare first saw
the light, but she had left before I
got there," said Captain John T.
Wescott, with a twinkle in his eyes.
- The captain, a landmark at the
Lake Junaluska Assembly Grounds,
has been in charge of tbe row
boats and hag run the launch
"Cherokee," in which he has a third
interest, for the past twenty-one
years. Prior to his coming to the
Lake the captain had retired from the
United State Coast Guard service,
after 43 years of active duty.
"But I date back pretty well, even
if I didn't know Virginia," continued
Captain Wescott. "I was born in
1853, and I well recall the days
when General Burnsides 'captured
Roanoke Island, during the Civil
War. We had food stored away to
do us a year, but the soldiers took
everything, and after they left it
looked like starvation. We had forty
hogs and forty chickens, and they
took them all. One of the Yankee
officers, however, took an old hen
away from one of the privates and
Came back and brought it to my
mother. She kept it hidden in a bar
rel in the attic until she was sure
the soldiers had left for good."
"Another thine I remember were the
decoy geese my father had and prized
so much, They took, them all and his
cruris, ton. Wp had been takinir care
of two Confederate soldiers, who were
wounded and suffering had asked us to
give them shelter, so when the Yank
ees found out about them they took
mv fathpr a firisoner. But what's the
use of recalling such things at this
timei" continued the captain, Be
ransfl somebodv micht have hard
feelings about it, and I don't mean it
that way, I am just remembering
when I was a child."
Captain Wescott erect, stocky, and
ruddv faced denies in appearance and
bearing the years he claims make up
his ace. He shows ths clear skin
of the person who has lived much in
the open. His quarters in tne cner
Inn. where he lives six months
out of the year, are as immaculate as
. . 1 Tf .
the cabin of a well scrubbed snip, tie
chnwpd us about. His closet, cedar
lined, and large enough to hold a good
sized trunk, boxes, plenty of shelves,
and rows of hooks for hanging gar
ments, is as neat as a pin. every
thing is in its place. But one could
have guessed without being told
where his great interest lay, for there
were boat models. Now since he has
"taken to land" his love of the sea
must find some outlet of expression
so he has pleasure in designing
"Yes, for twenty-one years I have
run the 'Cherokee' on a regular sched
nio arnnnd the lake from 7 to 8
o'clock every evening except Sunday,
during the entire season nere. i
olwnvs pome earlv in April to get the
4 1 row boats and the launch ready
for the summer," he said.
"But after my years on the sea,
I'll have to admit that Lake Juna
l.icUa is the tamest body of water I
have ever run a boat on. It's like tak-
(Continued on page 8)
We're Dizzy, Too
It may sound strange when
Patsy MeGuire is called to re
ceive her diploma at Atlanta
Southern Dental, college Thurs
day night, just after Harold Me
Guire gets his but that's not th
half of the McGuire-dental situ
ation. Patsy MeGuire met Harold Me
Guire at college and they were
married when both were juniors
and they'll enter practice at
Sylva, where Patsy's parents,
Dr. Daisy MeGuire and Dr.
Wayne MeGuire already are prac
ticing; Dir. Noracella MeGuire,
Patsy's older sister also is prac
ticing in Sylva, and another sis
ter, Kitty Bean MeGuire will en
ter Atlanta-Southern next year.
Clyde Stock Yards
Open 8th; Good
Yards Preparing For Banner
Year As They Open For
The Haywood Mutual Stockyards, at
Clyde, will open their fifth season on
Thursday, June 8th, at two o'clock,
the board of directors announced
The officers predict a good season,
as there are more cattle in the coun
ty than at any time in the past few
years and present prices are good.
The Clyde yards were the first to
be built in Western North Carolina,
and have enjoyed good sales during
the past four years.
Last year 2,003 head of cattle
brought ?73,583 at the yards. Buy
ers from many sections of the country
are on hand at these sales every
Medford Leatherwood will be auc
tioneer again this year, and C. B.
Atkinson will again act as secretary
I I, n. Miamieit its. president, ftieu-
ford Leatherwood is vice president,
and together with Jack Messer and
John V. Boyd, constitute the board
The sales art. held weekly, until
a.bout the first of December.
-." BIRTH' ANNOUNCEMENT
Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Prevost an
nounce the birth of a daughter on
May the 31st, at the Waynesville
Road Into Assembly
Grounds At Lake To
Be Completed Mon.
ThL. new road into the Lake Juna
luska Assembly grounds, will be com
pleted by Monday, it was learned
Extra heavy traffic, and the build
ing of several "spur" roads, slowed
the work down several days.
Work on repairing the dam is pro
gressing according to schedule, and
concrete is being poured on some of
the worn places in the 26-year-old
Present plans are to begin impound
ing water in the 20-acre lake.
Neighbors Of Haywood And Jackson
To Vote On Liquor Stores In July
Graves Of Veterans Of World
War In County W7ere Deco
rated On Tuesday
Decoration Day was observed by
the usual services held annually by
the American Legion post and thu
Auxiliary, in Green Hill cemetery,
when the graves of the World War
veterans are decorated with flowers
Major J. Harden Howell conducted
the ritualistic Iservide, and : George
E. Kunze, adjutant of the post, wag
in charge of the annual roll call of the
deceased veterans of the World War
who are buried in Haywood County.
As the names were called some
member of the family took charge of
(Continued on page 8) " 1 i.
Swain County Votes July 18th;
Buncombe County A
Haywood and Jackson counties will
watch with interest the two liquor
store elections that vill be held on
both sides of them during July.
On July 18th, Swain county voters
will go to the polls and decide wheth
er or not, the county titled "North
Carolina's No. 1 Economic Problem''
will have ABC liquor stores.
One week later, the voters of Bun
combe county will go to the polls and
say what their county shall do about
Elections in both counties were call
ed when petitions bearing signatures
of sufficient qualified voters were
presented to the boards of commis
sioners, who in turn ordered the
board of elections to call and hold an
There is much discussion in the two
counties between the voting counties
as to the effect the stores in either
would have if voted in.
Voice off he People
Grandson Of W. T. Lee
Makes Outstanding Kecora
At Military insuiuie
Hugh Browder Dickey, of Sweet
water, Tenn., grandson of W. T. Lee,
and son of Mr. and Mrs. Wesley
Dickey, graduated, this week from
the Tennessee Military Institute
with an outstanding record. He was
the valedictorian of his class, winner
of a gold medal -of scholarship re
card, -and averaged 96 on the four
years work. He has recently received
an appointment to West Point.
Do you think the counties border
ing the Cherokee Indian Reservation
have advertised and stressed the col
orful attractions of the Reservation,
as much as they should have, as a
drawing card for the tourists visit
ing the Great Smoky Mountains Na
tional Park on the North Carolina
to the Reservation, the people have
to travel through the counties,"
Dave Cabe-manager American Rest
aurant "I don't think we have done
our part, and I am sure that the In
dian Reservation is one of our biggest-drawing
cards for visitors to
the Park. If Tennessee had the In
dians on their side of the park we'd
hear a lot more about them, and the
world would too."
C. J. Reece manager and owner
Massie's Deparartment Store -"No,
I feel that the counties have
missed a real opportunity. You
take the Cherokee Fair alone,
could be. . made a more out
standing event for Western North
Carolina hv co-one'rative publicity on
the part of the adjoining counties,
which would all be helped, as to gei
W. T. Shelton former superin
tendent Navajo Indians, New Mexico
"The Cherokee Indian Reservation
with its mode of living, and its cus
toms, is an asset of great-interest to
Western North Carolina, and of par
ticular interest to the counties that
border it. I feel that this section has
never realized or played up the at
tractions as much as they should
have. Nature hag been so good to
us here, that we have not capitalized
on all our advantages as we should."
Soco Gap Dancers All
Set For Appearance
Before King and Queen
Joins Chandler Co.
DR. O. T. ALEXANDER
Dr. 0. T. Alexander
Is Now Associated
With Chandler & Co.
Will Have Charge Of Sales And
Accounts At Jewelry Store
Dr. .0. T. AlexHiicli-i: (former
Waynesville druggist, is now asso
ciated with Chandler and Company,
jewelers, it was announce J here yes
terday by W. K. Chandler, owner
of the firm.
Dr. Alexander wiH havt comnletc
charge of sales and accounts, and
will be in the store Monday morning.
He and Mrs. Alexander have been
spending the past few weeks at their
former home in Charlotte.
The store was recently enlarged
to twicv the former size, and a new
and complete department of souvenirs
and gifts have been added to the
stock of jewelery.
Mr. Chandler will remain in charge
of tht. 'Watch! and jewelery repair d -
Dr. Alexander, in a stateim nt, this
week, said: "Needless to say, I am
happy to get ba'k to Waynesville
God's country and am looking for
ward to my new association in busi
ness there, and shall be pleased to
serve my friends on and after Mon
day, June fifth."
Local Dance Team Chosen First
In Nation, Will Dance At
White House Thursday
Head Of State News
Monday In County
Pictures Made Of Blue Ridge
Parkway And Dance Team
Will Be Released
Mr. J. Harden Howell State
Chairman oh Indian Work for the D.
A. R. "The Cherokee Indian Reser
vation with its native arts and crafts
is really one of the greatest attrac
tions in going into the Park on either
side., I feel that the counties touch
ing the Reservation have not yet real
ized its value and made as much of
it as should have been done. It is
one of the few places where" the tour
ist can get much "local color in this
Bill Sharpe, head of the News
Service and the state advertising pro
gram of the state Department of Con
servation, spent Monday in town,
Coming here at the invitation of the
Chamber of Commerce.
Mr. Sharpe accompanied by J.
Dale Stentz, secretary, took a number
of pictures on the Blue Ridge Park
way artd the Soco Gap section.
Upon returning to town a group of
the : SoCo Gap dance team was aiso
photographed for use by the state
department of advertising.
. Mr. Sharpe spoke enthusiastically
of this section, and its immediate
and future development. He plans
to return to Western North Carolina
sometime around the middle of this
All the pictures taken in this sec
tion will be gent Out by the news ser
vices at some time during the vaca
tion season in the state, as a part of
the regular advertising campaign.
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Way attended
the commencement exercises at
Greensboro College, where their
daughter, Miss Martha Way, was a
member of the graduating class.
They were accompanied home by Miss
Way, who will spend the summer
vacation with her parents, and by
another daughter, Misg Hilda Way
who is a member of of the rising
junior class of the college.
King George and Queen Elizabeth
Will see first hand on next Thursday
night, how the descendants of those
sturdy pioneers who left England, to
seek their fourtunes in a new country,
and a bit later threw off the yoka
of the Mother Country England, have
held to some of their early customs.
For when Sam Queen and the Soco.
Dance team, to the tune of mountain
music aa played by the Coon Creek
Girls of Pinchein Tight Hollow, of
Kentucky, go through the figures
they have planned to include in their
eight minute part on the program on
the auspicious occasion, no doubt the
Kloyal couple wid be reminded of
"Merrie old England."
One reason the local team was
selected by Mrs. Roosevelt is the fact
that they have not introduced into
their figures any new ideas but their
dance i8 held strictly to that of tho
old time school, and has been recog
nized by authorities as the genuine
early American square dance.
After serious consideration Sanv
has decided to include in the figures
old favorites such as "The King's
Highway," "Thtl London Hrldgc," ono
of the most showy types, "The Ocean
Wave," "The Wagon Wheel," and tho
"Grape Vine Twist." All of tho
figures having been given at their
recent rehearsals, with fast work, in
a five minute period.
Mrs. Roosevelt was very definite
in her-'direction .about what the men
should wear, dark trousers, with
white shirts, and dark ties, and in
structions that they may bo allowed
to dance in shirt sleevi s, 'but sus
pender have been prohib-led by the
A special platform is being con
structed in the White House for tha
Soco dancers to perform on, which
is no doubt a very good thing for
the White House floors, as mountain
music and a good square dance team
might have left some impression on
its waxy sheen.
A rehearsal will be held at the
White House at 12:.' o'clock for the
team, 'and their part on tho 'program
that night will come off around !:.'!().
Mrs. Roosevelt requested that the
girls wear simple cotton dresses in
colors most becoming to tht. indi
vidual girl. For .days, colors and
designs have been considered by the
girl, who have not yet finished their
The Coon Creek girls, who will ac
company the team with their tuneful
mountain airs, are named Violet,
Lily, Rose, and Daisy, and will wear
a flower by their name in their hair.
The method of transportation has
not been definitely decided upon.
The team may travel in cars, or char
ter a special car and go by train.
They will be accompanied by .Ba scorn
Lunsford, Asheville attorney, who is
in charge of all arrangements.
The figures will be lead 'by &i tjb
Queen, manager and caller, and his
partner, Gertrude Plott Clark.
Other members of the team who will
make the trip to Washington are:
Carmen Plott, Iowa Lee Ferguson,
Mrs. Kyle Campbell, Josephine Plott,
Beulah Caldwell, Juanita Massey,
Sherrill Leatherwood, Ralph Moody,
Kyle Campbell, Joe Campbell, Wil
bum Campbell, Richard Queen, and
Mr, and Mrs. Ben Colkitt and
daughter, Doris, and son Robbie have
returned from Mt. Holly N. J., where
the former was recently called on ac
count of the death of the late James
T. Royle, a director of Royle Pilking
ton Company, of Hazelwood, of which
Mr. Colkitt is secretary.
3,500 Homes . . .
are' receiving copies of this
issue of The Mountaineer.
Thia new$paper is now serv
ing a larger territory than
ever, and is represented by;
competent news correspon
dents in several communi
ties, heretofore not "cover-