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Published In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance oj The Great Smokv Mountains National Park
WAYNESVILLE, N. O, THURSDAY, JANUARY 18, 1940
$1.50 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
V. ROY FRANCIS
r ; y Francis, became acting1
d Lutes attorney for the
urn i;trict of North Carolina
star Jay night, tain the oath
Zee from Judge Webb in
y. The temporary promotion
r. Francis makes his post !
assistantship, at the present,
it. Senator Reynolds, 1ow
has already notified Mr.
: is, that as soon as Lamar
e, whom he baa recommended
e post i appointed, that he
: ave back his job as first as
. In the meantime fate has
ius ways in which its
to perform, and the
id boosters of Roy Fran
y own home town and1
. the state are leaving
- 'one to keep him in the
be is temporarily fiU
v. $ ill wishes to Mr.
'", i it is generally recog
a somewhat critical at-
retirement of R. L. Dough
78, in November, 'who has
d under six Presidents of the
d . States, with a record of
' full and crowded years in
ress, brings regret not only in
political circles, but in many
places in the nation's capital,
ng for the past eight years
airman of the ways and means
littee, he has held a coveted
in oar government, and will
jwn among the great men
lg in Congress. Wh En asked
he felt to be his outstanding
, it is said that he modestly
led to say, but admitted that
est happiness had come to
through the passage of the
I security act and the devel-
nt of the Elue Ridge Parkway
gh the Great Smoky Moun
National Park. The question
i to mind, who among the
Heels can or will take has
of prestige when he retires?
ipevine advice3 have it that
; I we. formerly of Waynes
native of Pennsylvania, has
iclitical bee a buzzing in his
:t, .and that he may seek the
lo be vacated by Mr. Dough
Mr. Lowe is the state field
sentative for the Townseid
and makes his headquarters
lisbury, and has resided there
enough to qualify as a voter,
ow many votej be might get
i fourth hat has been thrown
e c bematorial campaign
Grav y, of Rocky Mount.
fi'J'y announced ean
s lias served long and promi
7 in the legislature and his
f h:p there has been so widely
nizpd that he has come to be
ded as "something of a Moses
(Continued on page 6)
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a in The Mountaineer,
"? serialfi packed with
-, love, excitement and
ill hold you spell
m start to finish.
the first chapter on
Work To Start On
At Early Date
Contractors Expect To Bore
Into Mountain At Rate Of
r Pool Po riov , i
. Work on the 660-foot tunnel on
the Blue Ridge Parkway, near
Beech Gap, is scheduled to get
underway within a week, with fa
vorable , weather, it was learned
this week from the contracting
firm, Nello Teer.
The contractor plans to pu"h
through the mountain at the rate
of six feet per day. The tunnel
will be 21 feet in depth, and will
have an average of 12 to 14 feet.
New type machines and equip
ment have been brought here for
boring the tunnel, and it is ex
pected that work will go forward
at a rapid pace.
Once inside the tunnel, the con
tractor said that work can go on
regardless of weather conditions.
At present, considerable delays
have been due to snow and heavy
The tunnel is about a mile from
the beginning of the section at
Beech Gap, and the pioneer road
has already been completed to
Approximately 60 men are en
gaged on the work.
Being Sought By
Win Put Them Into Use In
Their Work Among fteedjr
In Haywood :
A plea is' being made by the
Lions Club for discarded spectacle
frames, which they can use in
their work in providinr r lasses for
needy children and aduKt.
Frames of any size or descrip
tion will be put into we, a member
of the committee stated yesterday.
Suitable lens will be nrovided, and
the frames properly fitted in every
The Lions Club have had glasses
fitted for more than a score of
needy persons during the past
vear, and this year are trying to,
heln an even larger group.
The frames are beinaf received
at The Mountaineer office, and if
someone has frames and it is not
convenient to bring them to the
office, they can call 137 and a
member of the Lions (Tub commit
tee will call for the frames.
Book Club Will
Dr. Willis A. Parker, Well
Known Lecturer Will Give
Series Of Talks
The Wayne8ville Book Cub is
presenting Prof. Willis A. Parker,
well known lecturer, in a free lec
ure on Tuesday evening, January
the 23rd, at the Welch Memorial
Sunday school building of the
The club is planning to ootafn
at this time a sufficient number
of persons who will be interested
in supporting a lecture eon rue
that will extend over a period of j
day and lasting into March.
The lectures Will be held at 7:30
in the evenings with the fees set
at $2.50 for one adult person in
a family; $4.00 for two, and $1.00
(Continued on page 7)
IN LOOKING OVER THE COUNTY
GETS A FEW THINGS OF COUNTV-WIDE
INTEREST OFF HIS MIND WITH LETTERS
Civic Leaders of Western
It has been many years aince
'be communities of Western North
Carolina have co-operated on one
irogram as they are doing in send
ing representatives on a 12-day
tour of Florida.
There is no doubt about it, but
what this section needs l to be ad
vertised more, yet it seems to me,
that H is the wrong thing to apendi
J. W. KILLIAN, new president
of the Chamber of Commerce, suc
ceeding Dr. S. P. Gay.
Photo by ShrrtU'i Studio
Travel For 1940
Assistant Passenger Agent
Price Points Out That
Southern Is Adver
"Tourist travel in Western North
Carolina during 1940 looks very
promising to me," said Ottis B.
Price, assistant passenger agent
of the Southern Railway System,
of Asheville, before the Rotary
Club here last Friday.
Mr. Price said that thousands
UDon thousands of pieces of liter
eiy w-jj being distributed by, the
Soul hern throughout th connfry,
telling about the wonders of West
ern North Carolina.
He also stated that the South
ern is working out details with the
Lake Junaluska Assembly for
special rates from all points to
the assembly grounds for the
Mr. Price went into detail of
the many wayt railroads had im
proved their services as well as
facilities for fasver and more com
fortable travel. "It cost about
$8,000 to air condition one coach,
and involves many technical prob
lems, but engineer ti have gotten the
plan down to an almost perfect
point," he concluded.
Judge Bobbitt Is
Holding Court For
Judge Rousseau Was Called To
His Home In Marion Be
cause Of Wife's Illness
The January term of Superior
court which convened last week
and recessed late Wednesday af
ternoon on account of the illness of
the wife of Judge J. A. Rousseau,
who was presiding over the term,
convened again on Monday with
Judge W. II. Bobbitt, of Charlotte,
In the case of C. B. Pwp'l
against W. P. Gilliam the defendant
was ordered to pay the plaintiff
$120 in damages to his automobile
in a collision of the two cars late
The Jackson Lumber Company
was ordered to pay the Zuber
Lumber Company $450 with in-
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the campaign Sn Florida.
For many years, we have looked
upon Florida as the lone source for
summer visitors, yet, month after
month, the report from the Park
Service shows there are mere curs
from Ohio and Michigan and the
Ohio Va'ley states than from
Florida. This even beld true dur-.
ing the summer mon'hs.
Year after year, individuals have
centered their attention on Florida
(Continued on page 2)
J. DALE STENTZ. was re-elect-
ed secretary of the Chamber of
Board Names J.
Dale Stentz As
Directors Complete Organiza
tion At Friday Night
Meeting For 1940
J. Dale Stents was reelected
secretary of the Chamber of Com
merce by the board of directors,
here last Friday night, at which
time, three vie prwidenta were
Jonathan Woody, president of
the First National Bank, was nam
ed a director, fl! Jin g the place oft
C. N. Allen,vwh resigned because
,W. .Hugh Ma?sic was named'
vice president and chairman of the
committee on ways and means.
Dr. S. P Gay, retiring president.
was named vice president in charge
of publicity and recreation.
R. L. Prevost was named Vico
president in charge of community
interests, roads and parks.
Ben Colkitt was re-elected treas
urer of the organization.
During the course of the even-t
ing, President J. W. Killian out
lined briefly some of the plans fop
the coming year.
The directors voted to send the
secretary on the 12-day tour of
Florida with representatives of
other towns of Western North
Carolina. The group leaves on Feb
Pictures of the officers will bef
found on page three of this issue.'
Building & Loan
Association Has Best Annual
Report In Five Years;
Show Good Gain
Stockholders of the Haywood
Building and Loan Association
heard the best annual report n
five years from the secretary-treas.
urer Tuesday night at the 21st an
The entire board of directors
were re-elected, and ; from the
board, officers for the coming year
Will be named on January 22.
Good gains were shown, and the
association had a net earning of
714 per cent for the year. Last
year $86,811 in loans were made,
while $23,369 was paid in matured
stock, showing net gam of $63,000.
There are between 326 and 350
individual stockholders in the as
sociation, some owning as much as
200 hares of stock.
Since the organization was
started, over a million and a half
dollars in maturities have been
The directors re-elected Tuesday
night, were: R. L. Prevost, E. J.J
Hyatt, S. H. Bushnell, L. M. Kil
lian, L. M. Richeson, W. H. Burgin,
J. R. Boyd J. W. Ray, C N. Allen;
and O. H Shelton.
Miss Louise Edwards has gone!
to Thomasville, where the will
teach borne economics in the Mills
Home. Miss Edwards bas taught
in the Waynesville Township High
Bring Back Large
Checks For Burley
Some Average $22.50 Per
Hundred For Entire Crop;
Others Run High
A number of fat checks were
brought back from tobacco markets
during the past week by Haywood
farmers, as their crops sold for
Hobart Hoglen, of Cove Creek,
averaged $22.75 per hundred for
656 pounds, which was grown on
six tenths of an acre
Robert McElroy and E. R. Mc-
Clure averaged almost 19 cents a
pound for 1,010 pounds. They were
from Cove Creek, also, and grew
this on seven tenths of an acre.
E. C. McClure and Bynam Led-
ford received an average of $21.65
per hundred for the 1,558 pounds
which they grew on one and three
Mark Howell, of route two, is
$7.60 richer by taking three prem
iums at a tale Mr. Howell sold
390 pounds for 27 cents; 404 pounds
at 28 cents and 400 pounds for 27
W. N. C. Mayors
Plan 2,500 Mile
Trip To Florida
Mayor Way and J. Dale Stentz,
Attended Meet In Ashe
Mayor J. H. Way, Jr., and J. Dal
Stenta, secretary of the Waynea-
ville Chamber of Commerce, at
tended the meeting held in Ashe
ville at the Battery Park Hotel to
discuss waya and means of adver
Using Western North Carolina.
The Invitation had been extended
to the mayors' and" chamber of com
merce secretaries in the town to
this section by Mayor Holme
Bryson, of Asheville. Around
twenty towns were represented ct
the meeting, with those attending
guests of the Asheville Kiwanis
Club for luncheon.
It was decided at the time to
organise a group to tour Florda,
distributing literature about this
section in all the leading towns, the
entire, trip to total approximately
The party plans to leave Ashe
ville by way of two "Queen City"
buses on February the 12th and
spend about twelve days on the
entire trip, counting time in trav
eling there and back.
Fifty thousand folders are be
ing printed for distribution on
the trip, with one side containing
a map of this section and the oth
er scenic views, including pictures
of the Great Smoky Mountains
National Park. ;
Mayors of around twenty town
and the secretaries of chambers of
commerce are expected to make
the trip of Good Will through
Mr. " and Mrs. C. A, Seefer, o
Columbus, Md., spent the week-end
in town as the guests of the tat
ter's niece. Mrs. Wilfred Jackson.
Daniel Boone Council Boy
Scouts Buy 700-Acre Tract
Camp Site Located On East
Fork And Varied Program
Of Development Planned
William Medford. chairman of
the Haywood district Boy Scouts,
Ben Colkitt, R. L. Prevost, Jce
Davis, and W. B. Winchester, at
tended the 19th annual meeting
of the Daniel Boone Council of
Boy Scouts which was held in
Asheville on Monday night.
R. L. Prevost was named to
membership on the executive board.
Centering the interest of the an-
nual meeting was the announce-
ment of the acquisition of a 700-j
acre tract located in this county,
which will serve as a permanent (
camping site for the Boy bcouts oi
the fourteen counties which com
prise the Daniel Boone Council.
The property is located in thej
Little East Fork of Pteeon River, j
On one side are Cold Mountain, j
Shining Rock, The Narrows, Flow-,
erg Knob, Sam's Knob, all in the'
6,000 feet altitude elass. ; On the.
other side a smaller but scenically.
Road To Woodrow Will
Be Widened And Paved
Will Be Held In
Dr. J. R. Westmoreland, Will
Serve As General Chair
man Of The Committee
Dr. J. R Westmoreland, Canton
physician, has been appointed gen
eral chairman of Haywood County's
annual President's Ball, which will
be held this year in the Canton
Armory on Tuesday night, Janu
ary the 80th.
Harry Winner and Capehart
Nichols, co-chairmen of music for
the affair, have secured Will Os
borne and his 13-piece New York
orchestra, rated as one of the ten
best in the country.
As a special feature during the
intermission Sam Queen and his
famous Soco Gap dance team Will
give exhibitions of the figures they,
danced before the King and Queen
of England last summer, at the
There has been so much com
plaint in previous years of the
amount of time the presentation
oi sponsors ana tne grana marcn
took, that both will be missing
from the President's Ball of this
year, according to Dr. Westmore
land. A special meeting was beld last
night at the Canton Chamber of
Commerce at which time final ar
rangement' were perfected to.
make ht ball of 1940 a memorable
Wade C, Hill, Canton postmas
ter, has been named chairman for
the Canton area, James Queen for
Waynesville: Larry Cagle fort
Clyde; Billy Prevost, HaielwooJ;
Sam Queen, Ivy Hill, and Mrs.
Medford Leatherwood for Jonathan
Dr. Westmoreland and Captain
Carter L. Rhinehart, have been
named co-chairmen of the decor
ating committee. Lush C. Hall,
Canton business man, has accepted
the chairmanship of the door and
Dr. J. L. Reeves, past chairman
of the President's Ball, has been
named general ticket sales chair
man for the entire county, While
J, E. Reister, cashier of the Hay
'wood County Bank, will serve as
: Last year Haywood County's ball
was the eighth in net receipt
among similar affairs held in the
1 1 1 1 1 T"V TF .
Hiuie, Hnu ttccurumif lo ur. vresi
moreland, he feels confident thnt
this year's figures will top those
of last year,
Tax Expert Coming
Here February 20th
A representative of the treasury
department from the Greensboro
office, will be here February 20, to
serve taxpayers in filling in their
income tax returns.
The representative will be at the
post office during the day.
beautiful range reaches its climax
in Firetop where a tower watch
man is constantly on guard to pro
tect the forest areas,
Walter Damtoft, of Asheville
and Canton, served as chairmaa of
the committee to select the site,
which appears to have met with
high approval. A. W. Allen, scout!
executive, said the reservation will
fill a long felt need in the Daniel
Boone Council and will increase
the possibilities of outdoor activ
ities tremendously. j
"One of the first steps to be
taken," said Mr. Allen, "will be
the setting up of a plan of devel
opment of the tract over a period
of years. It is probable that the
camp engineer of the national
camping service of the Boy Scouts
will be asked to come here for con
sultation and advice in the matter.
The plan will provide opportunity
to do a great deal of the improve
"It is planned to keep the site
in use throughout the year," said
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Work To Start As Soon As
Weather Will Permit, Civic
Civic leaders were assured Mon
day by highway engineers, that
work would begin as soon as weath
er would permit on widening High
way No. 284 from horn tn Wnrvf.
The road will be widened, curve
straightened, and a 20-foot road
way resurfaced. The present road
is only 12 feet. The roadbed will
be 30 feet wide, it was said.
Work is also scheduled to begin
on Highway No. 209 from .Rush
Fork Gap to James store, a dis
tance of slightly over two milaa.
The contractor, Mark Reed, of
Asheville, said this week, with
favorable weather, that construe
tion of widening the highway
through East Waynesville would
begin. The road there will be wid
ened from the city limits to aU
moit the intersection of the Rat-
cliff Cove road.
Those making the trip to Ashe
ville this week and consulting
with highway officials' were: J. W.
Killian, L. N. Davis, Chas. E. Rayj
Jr T--L. Gwyn, and Frank Davis!
p. Brevard. C. M. Douo-la. .ml
Ralph Ramsey were in attendance.
4-H Club Boys
First National Bank And
.Merchants Are Sponsoring
Purchase Of Calves i
An interesting project is being
worked out by the First National
Bank and the Merchants Associa
tion in co-operation with the 4-H
club boys who are taking one beef
work for this year, and cannot
afford to finance their animals.
The sponsors are making a loan for
the purchase of the animals.
The bank and the merchants are
not only backing the boys finan
cially, but are taking an active
part in their work. The boys will
be invited in some Saturday to be
the guests of the business sponsor
ing them, and their host will ex
plain about his business.
In turn the 4-H club boy will
invite his sponsor out to the farm
to see what and how he feed-- and
tends to his animal and will tell
him ali about his project.
The following 4-H club members
have bought animals: Robert
Hippg, of Canton, route I, has pur
chased an AngU3 heifer, with Hugh
Massie as his sponsor.
Dunbar Jenkins, of Cove Creek,
has bought an Angu heifer, with
Noble Garrett as his sponsor. T.
J. Powell, of Canton, route 2, has
purchased an Angus steer, with L.
E. Hudson as sponsor.
Will Meet At 6:30
Tonight At Bethel
The Haywood Countv Sr-L.
master. Club will meet tonight at
o.ou ociock at the Bethel school.
O. C. James, principal of thet
Crabtree school, will preside.
There will be
sion of Federal aid to schools, fol
lowing the serving of dinner.
MORE AND BETTER
on and after February
first, this newspaper will add
several additional top-notch
features. No present feature
will be discontinued- these are
features that are found in
only the largest newspapers
of the country, will be part of
The Mountaineer every week,
after February first. "
all the money, time and thought of J