Published In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance oj The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
-SIXTH YEAR NO. 11
Sixteen Pages Today
WAYNESVILLE, N. C, THURSDAY, MARCH 11, 1940
$1.50 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
est Of Brevard Road To Be Widened And Surfaced
Work Started On New Clyde School
TER CRAWFORD, county
t for A. J. Maxwell, guber
pretty keen Haywood polit
lerver said yesterday that
pd national politics were be
gotten in Haywood in the
!,- the stirring county-wide
Jiat is now warming up.
i the same condition existed
Jombe. At this stage of the
ihere are many "cross see
In the general pattern of
blitics. The possible team
bf "runritiates"for the
lal wi!l.bccom realities
xt few weeks.' These m-
"partneHhips" are pow
actors in the last lap be
te polls. "Old ties" may
f be broken in soma cases,
advantages of new affilia
te apparent, for the sake of
Idate reaching his destina
Dounty managers for state
I have , to' pick their way
t ery cautiously, less they
peir way," and the same
'to the county candidate.
C. Francis, for four years
of deeds in the county,
ike to continue in that office
ther term. Mr. Francis,
ftkes no claim to political
y, is a straight shooter,
kes an honest approach to
ers. He believes in an offi
idling the affairs entrusted
with the best of his ability,
In feels that the public
recognize, in return the
rendered. Standing 6 feet
b inches in his socks, he
k down on the world, and
"tall" opponent for ny
jc'M. Davis has thrown his
the thick of the eounty
f fight, as the opponent of
i. A. Brown, Jr., for the
t chairman of the county
f commissioners., Frank,
ot exactly an old timer at
ft of political intrigue, hav-
ehis first public office in
county commissioner, has
!y cut his eye teeth in the
Ind knows his way about.
wide acquaintance in the
I He has served a total of
jars on th board to which
! aspires, to be chairman
B32-34 and then 1938-40.
great crusader and has
cable perseverance once be
to a fight. "
i D. Medf ord, one of the
I good farmers, has decided
ts to serve the county as
4 of deeds. Mr. Medford, a
War veteran, having served
ae famous 30th Division,
n in public life in the coun
t his discharge from the U.
y. He has served on the
force of both Waynesville
iton, and has been a deputy
of Haywood. At present
ty tax collector. Mr. Med
a cheerful candidate and
i is counting on the voters
him the office of the regis
eeds for the next two years.
J. Noland, Crabtree farm--""rst
to announce in the
r f '"nty commissioner. Mr.
F "rl as superintendent
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Using Old Site
Plans Are To Have New
Building Ready For Open
ing Of School In Fall
Ground was broken on Monday
morning for the new Clyde school
building, which is to be erected on
the site of the present building,
contrary to the first plans of the
county board of education. The
building will cost approximately
For sometime the board had
hoped to erect the new building,
which it is claimed will be one
of the finest school structures in
the county, on the property across
the highway from the present site,
but satisfactory agreement wilh
property owners could nqt be
The board took a voluntary non
suit Thursday morning in the case
against Mrs. Mary S. Morgan, and
her husband John H. Morgan, of
Clyde, for condemnation of eight
acres which comprised the site for
the proposed high school building.
A petition of condemnation was
filed several days ago by the board
of education for the eight acres,
after they had failed to come to
an agreement as to the value of the
land with the owners.
The case was tried before W. G.
Byers, clerk of the Superior Court,
and after failure to come to an
agreement as to a fair price,
Mr. Byers appointed W. P. Harris,
of Beaverdam township; Frank
Wells, of Pigeon township, and
Jiuvis Allison, of Waynesville, to
appraise the land at what they
felt to be a just price.
Since Mrs. Morgan failed to ac
cept the valuation of $6,750, which
had been set by the jury of three
men in what the county board of
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W. T. Crawford
Walter Crawford, local attorney,
has been appointed campaign man
ager of Haywood County by A. J.
Maxwell, gubernatorial candidate.
"Without reflecting on any the
other candidates, I feel that Mr.
Maxwell is the best qualified man
for the high office of governor of
North Carolina, now in the race,"
said Mr. Crawford, to a represen
tative of The Mountaineer yes
terday. . '"
"Even if Mr. Maxwell were not
qualified through his experience in
state governmental affairs, he de
serves to be rewarded for his long
and faithful service to the Demo
cratic party in North Carolina,"
continued Mr. Crawford.
"One point that should Impress
voters in this section, is the fact
that his state campaign manager,
Burgin Pennell, is from Ashevi lie,
and that Mr. Maxwell recognizes
that a considerable part of North
Carolina lies west of Salisbury,"
said manager Crawford.
Aids will be appointed in all the
precincts of the county according
to Mr. Crawford.
Committee Needs $51 9
To Get Band Uniforms
L. T. NEW, JR.
L. T. New. Jr., bandmaster of
the local band, will remain on the
job 12 months out of the year di
recting the band, provided the
$1,800 now sought by the band
committee is raised before April
first. The amount includes salary
for Mr. New for the four months
during the summer.
Will Head Nurses
In Health Dept.
New Supervisor Was In
Charge Of Health Work
In Cherokee Past Two Years
Miss Margaret Squires has been
appointed supervisor of public
health nurses in the district health
department of which Haywood
County is a part. The appoint
ment was made by the state board
Miss Squires is filling the va
vancy caused some months ago by
the resignation of Miss Theodosia
Flud, who js now supervisor of
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The local post of the American
Legion and the Auxiliary will hold
a special meeting on Tuesday
evening the 19th in commemora
tion of the twenty-first anniversary
of the organization.
A special program of interest
ing features is being prepared for
the event, including a birthday
cake ceremony. All members are
urged to attend.
Hostesses of the social hour will
be Mrs. Frank Worthington, Mrs.
George A. Kunze, Mrs. Roy Phil
lips, Mrs. J. Colvin Brown, and
Mrs. J. Harden Howell.
Carload Of Choice Hereford
Breeding Stock Brought Here
A carload of choice Hereford
cattle, believed to be the most out
standing carload of breeding stock
ever brought into Western . North
Carolina will be shown at Bram
lett's Stables on Tuesday, March
the 19th, it was learned this week
from the office of the county farm
There are twenty-one bulls and
thirteen heifers in the shipment
which was purchased by the county
farm agents and L. I. Case, head
of animal industry of the state
extension service, on a recent trip
Twenty-five of these cattle were
bought from John M. Lewis and
Sons, at Larned, Kan. Mr. Lewis
is the leading polled Hereford
breeder in the United States. He
has sold breeding stock in all sec
tion of the United States and many
Nine of the cattle were pur
chased from T. L. Welch, leading
horned breeder from Aiblene, Kan.
The twenty-one bulls are divid
ed as follows: 5 polls and 16 horn
ed. The heiferg are: 7 polled and
6 horned. The cattle range in age
from 11 to 17 months. It was
thought advisable to purchase
young cattle because of the higher
price of 15-month and 2-year old
Most of the Cattle were ordered
by the Haywood County farmers
through the county agents. Plans
are to tag the cattle as to name
and price. Farmers wanting ani
mals placed tneir orders with the
county agents before the latter
left on the trip. An effort was
made to purchase the individual to
fit the buyers description.
In a case where the animal is
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To Hold Revival
Over $1,280 Raised Towards
$1,800 Fund To Outfit High
Contributions totaling $1,280.50
for uniforming the high school
band, were turned in by five com
mittees Tuesday night.
The committees renewed their
work yesterday to raise the addi
tional $519 which will be needed to!
completely uniform the band and
to retain I T. New, Jr., bandmas
ter throughout the summer months.
A contract was also put into ef
fect for the band to give six con
certs at. Lake Junaluska this sum
mer. This is pending the band
being in uniform, it was stated.
The committee responsible for
rasing the necessary $1,800, is
making special appeal on page one
of section two of today's issue, for
contributions, large or -small. All
such contributions should be
brought or mailed to The Moun
taineer. Every contribution will
be acknowledged in the columns of
this newspaper, L. M. Rieheson,
stated, as he 'handed in the list of
contributors of the $1,280 Tues
"The response has been splendid,
and we are optimistic over getting
the remaining $519,, but it means
that we must have a Jot of money
given this week," the chairman
Several companies have asked to
bid on the uniforms, "and the ma
terial which is being considered,
will last for ten years. Allowances
are made in each garment for re
fitting each year, it was explained.
Plans are for the band to give
a number of free concerts through
out the year, and to work into the
general summer program of thu
The committee that has been
sponsoring the band since its or
ganization last September, is com
posed of L. M. Kicheson, chairman,
W. A. Bradley, C, N. Allen, L. T.
New, Jr., M. H. Bowles, George
A. Brown, Jr., T. L. Bramlett, Jack
Messer, Bill I'rcvost and Hugh
Special invited guests for the
meeting Tuesday night at the
Gordon, were 11. L, Frevost, C. E.
Weatherby and W. Curtis Russ.
1300 Men To Start To
Work Monday Morn.
On $186,000 Project
HKV, ,T. S. HOPKINS, pastor of
the First Baptist Church, will begin
x : wwk's. revival Sunday morning,
did continue each evening, starting
Review Board To
From 18th to 22nd
All Adjustments In Tax
Assessments Must Be Made
During That Time
The county commissioners will
sit as a board of equalization nd
review, beginning Monday, March
18, and continue - through March
22, it was announced this week.
All tax complaints will be heard
during the four days, with special
days set aside for each township.
All adjustments in tax assessments
must be made while the board is in
session these four days, according
to the state law.
The schedule calls for all com
plaints' from Waynesville town
ship to be heard on the 18th.
Taxpayers from Ivey Hill, Jon
athan Creek, White Oak and Cat
aloochee will be heard on the 19th.
On the 20th, Beaverdam will be
Clyde, Crabtree, Iron Duff and
Fines Creek townships will be
heard on Thursday the 21st, while
Pigeon, East Fork and Cecil will
be heard on Friday. .
Several days will be reauired
by the board to investigate all ad
justments after Friday, it was said.
Will Begin Here
Kev, j. S. Hopkins, Pastor,
Will Urin Special Sermons
Special revival servires will be
gin Sunday morning at the First
Baptist church, and continue for
one week with J. ' S. : Hopkins,
pastor, doing the preaching.
The singing and music wiJI be
under the direction of Evander
Preston. Hymns will be featured
during the services, it was said.
There will be only one service a
day at 7:.'!0 each evening.
This week, several score are en
rolled in a special study course,
of "soul winning."
Last Sunday members of th?
congregation made a religious sur
vey in preparation for the revival
"The special services will be a
fitting climax"-to the loyalty cru
sade which has just ended," th.
And Light Build
The Carolina Power and Light
Company is installing a new sub
station in Waynesville. It Is lo
cated across from the Southern
Railway station on the right hand
side leading to Smathers street.
The hew station will furnish the
town of Waynesville with three
250 kw transformers. The two
extra ones will bo put into opera
tion Sunday afternoon while the
electric current will be cut off.
It was necessary to make this
change due to the fact of the in
crease of the use of power in the
The city light department has
been doing a considerable amount
of rebuilding and repairing of
lines during the past few months.
In the next few days the depart
ment will relocate the line from
the Pet Dairy Products Company
to the Haywood County Hospital,
which has been made necessary by
the widening of the highway.
Funds Ready For
At Canton School
A $1,600 WPA project was ap
proved yesterday for the com
pletion of the Canton high school
annex, it was learned last night.
Included in the work, will be the
building of walkways, and finish
ing the annex, it was Baid.
Company To Open
Fred Katclift" and LeOn Killian,
Jr have formed a partnership, and
will do general electrical contract
ing and repair work under the
name of Electric Service Company.
The new firm will open next week
in the building formerly occupied
by Chandler and Company on
Both young men have been m
the electrical business for a num
ber of years.
Plans for a formal opening will
will be completed later.
Mr. and Mrs. James W. Reed,
who ' have spent the past several
weeks in Florida, returned home
Tuesday, and are gUests at the
Plans To Double Canning
And To Increase Green
Vegetable Market Output
Instead of canning 10,000 cases,
the output of the plant last year,
the Haywood County Mutual Can
nery, at Hazelwood, plans a can
ning extension that will include
the ennning of 20,000 eases, and a
larger green Vegetable market,
according to Frank M. Davis,
There will be an increase in
acreage,- both in beans and spin
ach contracted with the Haywood
County growers, Mr. Davis states.
This increase is attributed to the
fact that tobacco acreages are
being reduced in the county under j
the farm program.
A large number of the larger
farmers of the county are reported
to be signing up to grow both
beans and spinach.
The increase in canning opera
tions will, in no way interfere with
the green vegeable market, which
feature of the plant will also be
This week, it was reported that
a number of produce dealers from
other sections, were in the county
checking up on the prospects for
the vegetable market for the Com
ing season, with a view to making
their plans accordingly.
Spinach planted this month will
mature in May. The crop usually
lasts until the blackberry season
starts. This year, Mr. Davis states,
the cannery plans to buy black
berries, exclusively from Hay
wood County pickers. Formerly
they have also purchased berries
from Jackson County.
Seven To Eight Months Will
He Required To Complete
7-Mile Section Of Road
Three hundred men will begin
work Monday morning widening
and surfacing the 7-mile stretch
of road between Cruso and Wagon
Road Gap on the Waynesville
This is a $186,000 project of the
WPA and sponsored by the State
Highway Commission, who are
putting up twenty-five per cent of
Between seven and eight months
will be required to complete the
job, according to A. F, Weaver,
Jr., district manager of WPA, in
a telcpho!ie conversation from his
Weaverville home last night.
The road bed will be widened to
24 feet over all. Eighteen feet
will be surfaced treated, it was
explained, thus giving a paved
road from Waynesville to Brevard.
About half of the seven miltM are
up the mountain to Wagon Road
Included in the project, is a 300
foot bridge over the East Fork of
Pigeon river at the foot of the
mountain. The bridge will be of
steel and concrete wilh a wooden
The old road bed will bo used
over the entire 7 miles, but in
widening will take out a lot of
present blind curves, and hairpin
Work js going forward on the
ro'nd from here to Bethel in widen
ing the same road. This work
was started Beveral weeks ago.
The only part of Highway No.
284 from here to Brevard that is
now hardsurfaced, is the 7-mile
stretch between Cruso and Wagon
Civic leaders here and in Bre
vard for many months have urged
the surfacing of this road in order
to care for travel out of South Car
olina via Ceasars Head and Brevard.
Transportation For Haywood's
School Children Costs $4.85 Each
The cost of transportation of
school children in Haywood Coun
ty, for the year 1938, according
to the February issue of the "State
School Facts," published monthly
by the State Department of Public
Instruction was only $4.85 per pu
pil, which at the time was third
from the bottom.
Yadkin county had the lowest
Cost Of $4.75 per child, with Lin
coln county coming second with an
average of $4.80. WTiile Warren
county had the highest rate, ' to
taling $18.84 per child.
A check up was made for the
figures with Jack Messer, county
superintendent of education, vho
stated that when the figures were
compiled there were 26 buses in
the county whereas there are now
34 in Haywood.
The article states that North
Carolina leads the nation in the
number of children hauled to
school at public expense, with a
total of 319,893 in state-owned
buses, and an additional 3,348 by
contract transportation by buses,
passenger cars, and street cars.
The state of Ohio ranked second to
North Carolina. .
This state also in 1938 had the
lowest transportation cost per
child in the nation, aproximately
$7.00 annually. The low cost per
child in North Carolina is due
largely to the fact that student
drivers are used in many instan
ces. - The public transportation of
school children in the nation cost
ing around $75,000,000 is now in
the class of big business. With
around 90,000 buses in use, approx
imately 3,700,000 children ire car-
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System On Main
After April 1st
Waynesville is to have a new
lighting system for Main street,
it was learned this week from
Robert Hugh Clark, city superin
tendent of lights.
The small lights on the poles on
Main street will bo removed and a
new arc system, similar to that
used in Canton and Asheville will
Where the street has been light
ed with a 100 candle power, at
intervals, 600 candle power will
shed light on Main street.
This change is being effected
from the Waynesville Sanatorium
extending to the Gordon Hotel, as
a result of the new system.
The former arrangement with
business houses on Main street re
garding the window lights and the
neon signs will be discontinued.
They have heretofore been having
a flat rate for this type of light
ing, which was automatically turn
ed off near midnight, when the
smaller light of the poles on-the
street will now be on the regular
rate given their firms for other
light and power. This goes into
effect on April the first.
7te lleatlt&i Repxvit
II. M. HALL, Official Observer
7:30 a. m.
Mean for week .
High for week
Low for week
Mean 7:30 a. m. ..:
Below March normal
Precipitation for week
Precipitation since Jan.
Normal to March 13th
Deficiency for year 1.34