Fhe Waynesville mountaineer
r Published In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance oj The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
WAYNESVILLE, N. O, THURSDAY, JANUARY 25, 1940
$1.50 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
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Sub-Zero Temperatures And
Heavy Snowfall Hit County
Haywood Has Snowfall From
7 to 12 Inches; Mercury
Goes To Two Below
Winter struck with full force
this past week, bringing sub zero
temperature, and snowfall which
measured from 7 to 12 inches ia
Waynesville had a snowfall of
slightly over 7 inches, according to
Harry M. Hall, local weather ob
server, while some rural sections
of Haywood had a 12-inch fall.
Increasing Interest In Better
Poultry Methods Shown
At Meet Here Monday
A record breaking attendance of
165 poultrymen representing ten
Down on Fines Creek, reports were counties, attended the poultry short
that axles of trucks drug in the course, which was conducted there
snow in the highways. i at the court hou?e on Monday, un-
Highway and street forces clear- der the sponsorship of the North
ed the main thoroughfares and Carolina Agricultural Extension
sidewalks Wednesday, and about Service.
noon the temperature went above "Poultry should be made one of
freezing and the snow in many the principle sources of income in
places melted some. Western North Carolina. One of
Driving was dangerous, but no the greatest weaknesses of the
accidents were reported last night, poultry producers in this section in
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in V, asnington in tne benate , ., .. . iji vf ,v. .mMHmmh -ttm
ill as m Idaho, there has-been their carg nntn ate yegterday.; thirtv-thre and a third per cent of
,'s in the nign piaces oi oor venl fenders were dented by the poultry industry returns," said
cment, as the voice of tne ..... , . j.- i r. v p.. Fyvton.inn nnnl.
ity Eorah was stilled fomer.l w ' snecislist. who sooke at length
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Hatchery Soon To
Be Best jn South
Formal Report For 19.19 Shows
That Hatchery At Balsam
Had Successful Year
One million eight hundred thous
and trout eggs have been hatched,
or are now in process of being
hatched at the Morrison Fish
Hatchery, here, it was reported in
the annual report of J. D. Chalk,
Commissioner of inland fisheries to
the board of Conservation and De
velopment last week.
State plans for a WPA project
Cruso Electric Completing
Extension Plans In County
Local Sales Are
Good For Annual
James Queen, Local Chairman,
And Committee Members,
At Work On Sales
Group Will Go To Washington
On Feb. 12th For Approval
Final plans are being completed
for the presentation to the Rural
Electrification Administration in
Washington of the maps and nec
essary papers for the extension of
the Cruso Mutual Electric lines
James Queen, local chairman of nt oth 8tioLn8 of the county.
sale of tickets for the President's
snore t! an thirty years
If out isi no uncertain tones
Saturday and Sunday the mer-ion the plsre of poultry in Western
no uncerwuii vonw. , . Hron,, to two dMrr.es be. North Carolina.
pohcieg oi tne great leauer. w fn nMNt
fweck h. going "weptaside yeBtcrday wag the hiKhe8t ttin.
ical hnes,; and foe and friend imum fa flw dayg A deMed
i graved, for each recognized H thj officia,
fcwT, end his wisdom as a . . A
I mm-Em..m IabWav Thia I "
untiring leader. This
Is such men as Borah,
! Tperiencs and steady,
e vision of govern
3 Cotton Ed, who
1 as dean of the
te, i i avs a Drana new p res
ad ' J to his laurels.
rfint formal mov to get Tar
iur; I In the 1940 pxest-
1M S-' i-"0.. -' " -
Many here were) of the opinion
that this week's cold was on par
with that of 1930, but according to
the official records, thers was sev
eral degrees different. In Decem
ber, 1930, the mercury dropped to
4 below; in January to 12 below and
in February to 10 below.
"No profit csn be made on a
mixed flock of chickens," said Dr.
C. H. Bo?tain. professor of poultry
at Stat College, In his ti'k on
a breeding urogram for Western
Dr. Bostain brought out the fact
that thickens for egg production
should be purchased with the same
idea for type as in system of
T T. Brown, extension poultry
specili8t gave a demonstration of
Photo by l'atsy Gwyn.
Mary Stentz, trombone player,
and Jack Richeson, with his cornet,
will play in the All State School
Band at the meeting in Salisbury
on Friday and Saturday.
Will Play In All
State Band Friday
Mary Stentz, Trombonist And
Jack Richeson, Cornet,
Selected For Honor
with which to complete the second vV.ph h in .w
Btory of the building and remain- Canton Armory on Tuesday evening
ing outside pools nave Dcen ap- th 30th, states that the sale in
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these improvements have been
i made, that the Waynesville hatch
ery will be the largest ami best
hatchery in the south either state,
federal or private
Waynesville of tickets has made
Serving with chairman Queen
for this area are: Mrs, James Hen
derson, Mrs. Felix Stovall, Tom
Campbell, Chas. D. Ketner, A. W
The formal report of Mr. Chalk ( CoIlinBt and Jame8 Harden Howell,
In the winter of 1917, which Is a well dressed chicken for the
said to have been the most severe market and the preparation of eggs
in fifty years, there are no local for sale.
There is a lapse of re-1 In 'the egg show which was held
in regard to the Waynesville
hatchery, included this statement:
"The 1939 operations at this
hatchery were generally satisfac
tory and successful. Funds have
been provided with which to spon
sor a new WPA project necessary
to complete work there, and final
approval and should come through
in time to begin work as soon as
the weather permits."
Jr. Bill Prevost is in charge of
the sale of tickets in Ilazelwood.
Dr J. R. Westmoreland, of Can-
it was learned this week from the
office of the county farm agent.
J. C. Lynn, county agent, Harry
Dewar, engineer, and T. Lenoir
Gwyn are planning to take all
maps and specifications to Wash
ington on February the 12th, for a
The appropriation in Washing
ton for the project will depend
entirely on the number of subscrib
ers and unless sufficient numbers
are signed up in the near future
certain proposed lines cannot be .
tnn im .'orvinw rT,orl riimAn i built t this time;
of the ball, and is quite optimistic ,A" persons in the proposed area
over the prospect of exceeding the
(week, when Senator Joe cords from November, 1917 until m connection with the short course,
lie, oi Wiariotte, was wmw me summer oi isua. At mat time, mere were twenty-tnree entries
manager for North Carolina
aul V. McNutt, the appoint-
expected, so rumor has it,
the Jackson Day dinner.
gh all incumbents of state
Is are expected to remain in
ack ground on the presidential
uvering, it is said that George
Pou had much to do witn
g McNutt to the Jackson
d.sner.- ' Other reputed Mc
supporters in the state are
to include, former Governor J.
Ehringhaus, Judge Henry
ns, William i. joyner, ana
eeth Rovall. It is said that
.te Walter D. Siler, of Pittsboro,
the vicinity of Asheville recorded The Smith Poultry Farm, of Mur
five below. I phv, won both first and second
Last night the mercury was place in th exhib'tion of white
dropping fast, and the snow was
getting a hard crust as The Moun
taineer went to press.
Asked To Revoke
A Beer License
and dork shelled eggs.
Of Interest to the noultrrvmen
were the miniotre models of poul
try houses exhibited bv the state
men attending the meeting,
Rpnresentative pnultrvmen from
the fo'lowinc eounMes stended the
our e he'e: Cheroke". Pwsin, CTiv,
Msron, Jackson. Mndison, Bun
combe, Transylvania and Haywood.
Mary Stents, trombone player,
and Jack Richesoi, cornet player.
seniors in the Waynesville Town
ship High school and mem
bers of the band, nave been select
ed to represent the local musical
group to play in the western divi
sion of the All State High School
Band,' : v
This recognition is quite an hon
or for the locajiysri,. they will
take part an programs with play
ers, who bae been taking band
instructions for the past Ave years,
while th. Waynesville band was
organized early last fall.
Miss Stentz and young Richeson
will leave in the morning for Sal
isbury, where they join the other
members of the all state band.
They will spend the day in re
hearsals and give a concert that
On Saturday morning a clinic
for band masters will be held in
Salisbury, for band directors. The
high record of last year, when the
Haywood County ball : netted re
ceipts which placed it eighth on
the state list of balls.
Will Osborne and his 15-plece
New York orchestra, rated as one
of the ten best in the country, has
been secured for the dance by
Harry Winner and Capehart Nich
ols, co-chairmen of music.
As a special feature during the
intermission Sam Queen and his
famous Soco Gap Dance team will
give several exhibitions.
Due to so many complaints in
previous years the committee in
charge this year, decided to dis
continue the grand march and the
. C. Lynn, county farm agent, . .,' ,
wa, elected president of erl y M that lhe, ,ntJre eVn;ng,
organized group of agnculturel, ...,. ,. K
Group Will Study Means Of
workers in the county at a meet
ing held during the week. Mem
bership in the group will include,
representatives from the county
farm agent's office, the farm secu
riety administration office, and
teachers of vocational agriculture
in the county.
Others who will serve with Mr.
Lynn are: Wilfred Jackson, vice
president, and J. C. Brown, secretary-treasurer
and chairmun of
The general purpose of the or-
same students will serve as clinic ganization is to insure better un-
The Brewers and North Carolina TftcfllFlfT 1?J1TTIP1
xeer viati iuului s ;vfiiiiiiii't'; hro
f-lformal!y looking out for the peHtioned the Haywood county
KidentUl intereste of Gamer, board of, comm.ssioners to revoke
' k.t TioV Roiiowithe retail license of one dealer in
ithat r istor Josiah Bailey
indicated he will support Sec
ry Hull in case he runs.
Vhile the eternal question, about
Americans have talked and
ten, for weeks, a third term,
on the horizon. No one
M to know any more about
(matter than they did last week,
ne man's guess is as good as
3 ' . a
iere is a lot oi "mid-mgnt on
g burned by the would be
mors of North Carolina,
f ms, that are being prepared
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test ' eek, and Every
(Jfec!,, 1 Tew Features In
C-A Cc rial Story.
-Illustrated Sunday School
Edgar H. Bain, of Goldsboro,
state director in charge
beer industry's "clean up or
up" campaign in North Carolina,
alleged that the dealer conducted a
public nuisance. Affidavits of local
law enforcement officers were at
tached to the complaint.
The committee has filed three
revocation petitions with the Hay-
In tticWand O-eek
By State Board
students for the band directors,
who will etudy common band prob
lems and methods of solution.
The members of the all state
band will present a picture of
multi-colored effect as each stu-
derstanding of the efforts of the
various agricultural departments
as well as to unify and co-ordinate
the work in serving the county.
The group had been invited to ;
discuss the feasibility of such an
if they intend to do so, to sign up
either with the county agent or a
committee member in their own
community at once.
: Some sections have five sub
scribers to a given area in which
the government calls for four,
while others have fallen down on
Here On Monday
Despite Weather 150 Leaders
In The District From Can-
, ..vrnj tHWH 1
Cut Is Opposedj S'fi
Congressmen Atked To Seek
Same Appropriation As
Last Year $.'1,000,C00
One hundred and fifty leaders
from the 122 charges in the Way
nesville district of the Western
North Carolina conference of the
church met here on Mon-
the First Methodist church
for their annual missionary in
stitute, with the Rev. W. L. Hutch
ins, district superintendent, pre-'
"The meeting was marked by a
spirit of. 'optimum throughout by
the leaders from Canton to Mur
phy and I feel that there is a re
newed spiritual life among our
people," said the Rev. Hutching in
dent will wear the uniform of his organization by the county agent,
own band. j and meeting the approval of thoe
The North Carolina board of
Conservation' and Development
mailed resolutions this week to
the state's conirressional deleiration
opposing a proposed reduction of speaking ;of. the meeting,
federal, fund? for construction of ; Dr- J- M- Hawley, of Pittsbuigh,
the Blue Ridge Parkway. a member of the board of mis; ions
In recent years the project has of the Methodist church, delivered
been allotted three million dollars a Powerful address, in which he
annually. The proposed appropria
tion this year would be less than
Mi-s Stentz and Jack Richeson interested, an organization was i two million dollars.
gave a clear cut picture of ths
maladjustments of the present day.
and ottered as an only remedy the
nf the RoflM Of fVtnsprvnHftn Anii wil1 ' b accompanied to Salisbury perfected at the initial meeting, j The board adopted resolutions, I church a"d Christianity,
rclo'l r. !!n lby U T. New, Jr, band director j The present plan is to hold ! were offered by Chas. E. Ray, Jr.! Rev. W- R- Kelly, paitor of the
' ! Development Acts On Re- of the local schools. meetings the first Monday in each ! member of the board. The resolu- Canton Methodist church, and dis-
quest of Land Owners
Acting on a petition bearing
names of several hundred land
owners the board of Conservation
ml Dpvplonment has nassed a
wood board of commissioners since regolutjon forbidding any fishing
last uctooer 1. The board revolted jn Richan(J Creek
me license oi one aeaier, ana xne :.
i i. j .l. .. . nume, ... .
The resolution was asked for oy
court revoked the other license.
The petition filed this week proba
bly will be acted upon at the Feb
ruary meeting of the board.
Since September 1, the commit
tee has secured 40 revocations.
Mrs. Joe Liner and small ton
left Tuesday for Miami, Fla
Chas. E. Ray, Jr., member of the
state board, at the board meeting
last week. Plan are to keep fish
ing out of Richland Creek for
ab"ut two years. . r
The creek above Lake Juna-
luska has been stocked with rain
bow and brook trout. Below the
where they will spend the remain- lake, bass have been planted Jn
der of the winter. I the creek. v ' ' : :, ' ; ' v
County Offices Play A t
Game Of "Fruit Basket
24 And 22 Cents
For Burley Crops
Other successful Haywood bur-; jacksoni D. prank Baird, I. A. Mc
ley growers reporting this week ji,,, B. G. O'Brien, B. F Nesbitt,
on their crops, including Mrs. and j c Brown.
Lloyd Teague, who had an aver-l - ' . : . .
age of 24 cents for 354 pounds, i
Mrs. Teague reported her crop OTrs' Auey Aiienuea
montn, witn the l-ebruary meeting tions said the proposed reduction
to be held at the Gordon Hotel, would delay completion of the 600
The next month will be Ladies mile road. The resolution was
Night, and each member will bring Bent to Congressman Zebulon
his girl friend or his wife. Weaver for presentation to Con
Present at the organization
meeting were: J. C. Lynn, W A.
Corpening, J. L. Reitzel, Wilfred
L. Z. Mesrer, of Clyde, route
one, averaged 22 cents for 1,238
pounds of burley. Mr. Messer
Conference In Raleigh
Mrs. D. D. Alley has returned to
also grew a demonstration crop town after attending the Southern
on half acre and grew 884 pounds. Regional Conference on guidance
He said he averaged about the'and personnel, which was held in
same price for the treated as the Raleigh on Friday and Saturday,
untreated. (Mrs. Alley attended the meeting
. . : as president of the State Congress
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Ensley are of 'Parents 'and Teachers and also
spending a month at various points represented the state employment
of interest in Florida. i service.
al Column From
eadirrg: these next
every week in The
lnd Better Nnorpaper"
Dn. t a defective heating plant ' The office across the hall ecu
in the Citizens Bank building, the pied by Mrs. Jimmy Boyd, county I
county offices have been indulging NYA director, nas aiso Deen lasen
in the old fashioned game, still over for the office of the assistant)
popular with children, known as county farm agents. Mrs. Boyd
"fruit basket." In the terms of has been moved to the office of the '
the game the fire warden seem to county fire warden, on the third
be "it." I floor. The warden has been shoved
The office of the county farm out in the coia, presumaDiy to
agent, which has been located in warm by his own .fires, for as yet
the Citizens Bank started the ' his final destination has not been
i iit. J a na. laoma 1 f a aatai
eame. They moved into tne orace seiueu, n
in the court house originally in
tended for a historical room, but
never used for such. The office at
Miss Mary Margaret Smith,
county home demonstration agent,
IN LOOKING OVER THE COUNTY
GETS A FEW THINGS OF COUNTY-WIDE
INTEREST OFF HIS MIND WITH LETTERS
To the Business and Profes
sional Men of Haywood
With 1940 already acclaimed by
for every business and professional
man to get behind our new Cham
ber of Commerce officials, put our
shoulders and pocketbooks behind
some as a promising year for tour- them and really put on a construc-
r usea iur sucn. -- . ---"" " rr- W,stern North Car- tive roirram to boost Waynes
ZTLS7SZrAlir0t 'ie court orn on'Vhe- olma with the dedication of , ville an . H.ywoo I Count,. Then
SI "ffle? Ert Sntil last week second floor, with the jury and the the Smoky Mountain. Park on th s are hundreds of thousands of peo.
w". the office of the county home witness quarter, making a kind of year's calendar, it ,ees that this pie within . i day's drive of Way
demonstration agent. .
I combination to serve both groups, i would be a most opportune tune (Continued on page 2)
Jonathan Woody, president of
the First National Bank, spent the
week-end in Atlanta, with his fam-
Mr. and Mrs. B. S. Marsh had as
trict missionary-secretary, explain
ed the purpose of the institute.
Rev. J. G. Huggin, Jr., spoke on
"The Benevolent Dollar.'
Rev. W. L. Hutchins fpoke on
"The Where of the Methodist Ad
vance," citing the many opportu
nities for service that awaited the
fulfillment of the program of the
Greater Methodist organization.
The Rev. C. D. Brown, of Long's
Chapel charge, reviewed the mis
sion study book for the year.1
their guests on Sunday, Mr. and "Methodist in Action." M. H.
Mrs. Marion Hensley and Jack Bowles spoke on "The Laymen and ,
Hensley, of Morganton. Mrs. Missions."
Hensley is the former Miss Dollee) Mrs. E. L. McKee, discussed the
Marsh, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. larger sphere of the women in the
Marsh. i- (Continued on page 7)
923 Births, Against 259
Deaths Haywood Record
The annual meeting of the Hay- loses, 6, syphilis, 102, and gonor
wood County Board of Health was rhea, 6. The 42 cases of d i phi
held in the office of the health de- theria accurred in the following
partment in the court house on townships: Waynesville, 18, Bea
Monday night, January 22 and verdam, 12, Pigeon, 5, Clyde, 3,
was attended by George A. Brown,! East Fork, 2, Crabtree, 1; Cecil, 1.
Jr., chairman, Jack Messer, secre
tary, of Waynesville, and Drs. J.
L. Reeves and A. P. Cline, of Can
ton, A report of the work accomplish
ed by the health department dur
ing the past year was made by Dr.
C. N. Sisk, the health officer, and
the plans for the department for
the coming year were discussed.
The following communicable dis
eases were reported during the
Complying with the state laws
governing vaccination again;t
diphtheria in certain age groups
1,343 children were vaccinated at
the following schools: Hazelwood
159, Clyde 112, Bethel 86, North
Canton 86, Cecil 81, Saunook 76,
Maggie 74, Beaverdam 71, Patton
71, Cruso 69, Pennsylvania Avenue
63, Fines Creek 51, Morning Star
49, Spring H ll 45, Rock Hill 41,
Allen's Creek 43, Crabtree 37,
year: chickenppx, 14, diphtheria, 42, East Waynesville 28, Junaln.ka 27,' 1
measle:, 195, pellagra, 1, scarlet fe- Pigeon Street (Col.) 24, Waynes-,;
ver, 21, typhoid fever, 4, tube re u- j (Continued on back page)