published In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance oj The Great Smokv Mountains National Park
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A L 0 N G
j I T I C A h
Band Gets Uniforms
$141 Contributed During Week On $1,800 Budget To
Uniform The Band
H '. :'t . '
Ites were biding under
1 Haywood County Ifris
there were no formal
aents made, but over in
bounty they can claim a
e, the only one on the
ket from Western Car
jx Tompkins, editor,
ar veteran, and political
itizen. It has been re
t '' sometime that. Dan
ter the race, but he did
le "investigating' about
j before he finally threw
1 in the ring. He is
j so it has been rumored,
ong backing in his own
W expects great things
jod when' the voters gath-
f the past ' week, sor the
Iss, all three candidates
'tenant Governor met in
r' of the Sir Walter, Ral
( L. Harris, of Roxboro,
ne Smith, of Albemarle,
V Tompkins, of Bylva.
Tompkins is reported to
'wn much spirit aoout cue
-I 4 Via
, 'I have no power dams,
lines, no cotton mills and
ir to back my candidacy,"
fomised them a good live-
One week remains in which to
raise $378.50 with which to uni
form the high school band and
pay the instructor for four sum
This past week, contributions
amount to an even $141, which
added to last week's amount of
S51.E80.60 gives tjie band com
mittee $1,421.10 of the needed
Contributions rolled in this
week from far an near, and the
Committee, through L. M. Rich
eson, chairman, last night said:
"We desire to express our ap
preciation of the wonderful ret
sponse given by the community!
and make this Anal appeal for
contributions with which to buy
uniforms for the band. The
campaign closes with the March
28th issue o The. Mountaineer."
"We are still short about $373
of the amount required to uniform
the band, and it is sincerely
hoped that more people will send
or mail their contributions to The
Mountaineer, where it will be
acknowledged in the columns of
"This, tihe first year of the
band, is our hardest from the
standpoint of finances because of
having to provide bass horn, uni
forms. After this year it is. felt
the band will finance itself with
out further public appeal.
"Orders for uniforms will not
be placed until the money is on
hand in the treasury as the band
is being operated strictly on at
"So we are again appealing to
the citizens of the township to
immediately send in their contri
butions for the band to The
Waynesville Mountaineer in order
that the needed amount $379 may
be reached AT ONCE so that our
band can go forward and be ready
this summer to provide entertain
ment for the home folks as well
as our summer visitors.
"The band will prove to be one
of the community's greatest as
sets, so we are depending upon the
people to do their part towards
realinzing this asset. So make
your contribution NOW. Any
amount that you can give will be
The. committee is composed f
Chairman Richeson, George A.
Brown, Jr., Hugh Massie, Claud
Allen, Bil Prevost, M. II. Bowles,
L. T. New, Jr., W. A. Bradley, T.
L. Bramlett and Jack Messer.
Contributions received this week
If o'clock on Saturday af
W. A. Lucas, of Wilson,
t. of the state election
ised his hand in a dra-
It down-4he deadline for 1 Previously acknowledged $1,280.50
state and congressional , Alexander's Drug Store ...$ 5.00
's passed for the 1940 j Central Elementary School
Heads County GOP
1i II V
.me who had been expected
S among those on file,, but
tat the list was swelled to
is enough to stir the Old
ate into a political tur
The number contained
even Democrats and
bree Republican candi-
second lap of the race,
lidates are now settling
J, earnest to perfecting
nnizations. , Most of them
4cted their county mana
, io are starting the ball
a one hundred sections of
tate, each manager lining
candidate, and on; the
for "new affiliations"
; time will automatically
as the local fight begins
Faculty .. 15.00
Dr. J. C. Murphy 6.00
East Waynesville School
Pet Dairy Products Co. ........ 10.00
Balentine's Shell Station 1.00
A Friend 1.00
Roy Moseman 5.00
Mrs. R. E. Moseman 5.00
Ernest Duvall 1.00
Sam Welch (Denver Colo.) 10.00
Mrs. J. Howell Way
Mrs. Kate Morris .
J. P. Francis
Richard Rogers -
H. A. Hall
C. J. Reece
Fred Yearout ... ...
Helen and Mabel Coffey
Mrs. Grover Clark ..
Miss Daisy Boyd
Mrs. Sam Knight
ALVIN T. WARD
Alvin T. Ward was re-elected
chairman of the Haywood County
Republican executive committee
at the county Republican conven
tion which was held at the Can
ton high school last week, and
Harley E. Wright, secretary. The
chairmen of the various prec.no
committee w;Jl serve as the county
The naming of the county ticket
was deferred to a later date.
The following were elected del
egates to the congressional and
state conventions: Howard Shook,
J. W. Robinson, H. E. Sherrill, Hen
ry Haynes, Furman Noland, Alvin
T. Ward, Walter : Singleton, Tom
Wells, Tom T. Noland, Lowry Fer
guson, Jack Sentglle, I. H. Powell,
Seth Grogan, H. E. Wright, J. T.
Powell, Horace Sentelle, and Virge
Elected as alternates were: John
W. Shook,.T. L. Green, L. S. Stanl
ey, J. A. Green, Van C. Wells, Oscar
Layman, Avery Peek Wallace
Ward, Glenn Boyd, Sam Ferguson,
Grady Henry, Zack Massey, J. M-
Long, Ernest Moody, C. W. En
sley, and Gilbert Parris.
The delegates were instructed
to support Virge McClure as
delegate to the National conven
tion ana i. u. rowen as a mem
ber of of the state committee.
Field Manager Of
Directors Announce 1910
Prices; Seeking 300 Acres
Frank L. Leopard, newly named
field man for the Haywood County
Mutual Cannery Association, was
busy this week signing farmers
for acreage for the coming sea
son. A goal of 300 acres of various
crops has been set by the direc
tors, in order that 25,000 Casesi
can be packed at the cannery at
Hazelwood 'this spring and summer.
The board of directors, at their
annual meeting last week.e named
Mr. Leopard, and will bring in 4
manager of another cannery to
over see the work there, it wujj
Mr. Leopard succeed Frank
M. Davis as field manager.
The board voted to pay 2V4
cents for fancy beans; 2 cents for
choice; lMi cents for standards.
For tomatoes, No, 1, $14 a ton
will be paid, and $12 for No. 2's.
Spinach will bring $16 a ton
for No 1.
Blackberries this year will bring
2V4 cents a pound.
The board of directors of the
Haywood Cannery, are: Geo. A.
Brown, Jr., H. A. Osborne, W. A.
Moore, J. L. Walker, Frank Leop
ard, E. B. Rickman, Dave Boyd,
Weaver Cathey, and Charlie Owen.
Is Being Widened
Spring Is Here...
By the time you read this,
the ground might be covered
with snow, and icicles hang
ing a foot long from the eaves
of the house, but neverthe
less, it is sring.
Today is the first day of
dear old spring, and regard
less of the cold weather we
might have, it won't be winter
weather, but an "unusual cold
DR. G. F. BELL
going to dedicate
Jactive new post office
1 style, with Postmaster
' James F. Farley, bis as
! .Ambrose 0Connell, and
issistant postmaster gen
u'th W. Purdum, making
y speeches, to say noth
he promises of Congress
fculon Weaver, Senator
R. Reynolds, Marvin H.
, secrethry to president
"it and Miss : Margaret
personal secretary to the
't, to be on hand for the
fes occasion. Postmaster
Hill has "done himself,"
(and Haywood County
indeed to bring such
es to the county. The
fln is scheduled to come off
the 9th. The thousands
expected to attend will
f probability have their
i"Jose to the ground" for
Bticfil murmurs that may
4 as these "near the Pres-alk.
Mrs. Harriett Withers
Miss Ruth Burgm
Mrs. Eline Dewnen
Mis3 Mildred Crawford
Miss Margaret Perry
Miss Mildred Medford
Mrs. John M. Queen, Jr.
G. C. Plott ...
C. J. Vandenhoogen . .
Farmers Will Hold
Another Trade And
Sale Day April 6th
So successful was the recent
"Trade and Sale Day" held by
the farmers of , the county at,
Bramlett's stables here, that an
other sale day will be observed
on Saturday, April the 6th.
The sale will include cattle,
horses, farm implements, and
other itmes of interest to farm
J. M. Broughton
Names T.L. Gwyn
J. M. Broughton, of Raleigh
gubernatorial candidate for gov
ernor, has named T. Lenoir Gwyn
as county campaign manager.
Mr, Gwyn is well know in this
section and has been active in
county and state politics for
number of years.
He Served on the county board
of education for ten years, and
was a member of the county board
of commissioners for four years,
two of which he was chairman of
He represented Haywood Coun
ty in the General Assembly in
Tryouts In Solo
Winners In School Music
Contest Will Compete In
District Meet In Asheville
Preliminary tryouts for solo
contestants in the .district music
contest to be held 1ft Asheville on
March the 30th, were held at the
hiirh school on Friday.
Mrs. J. D. Stentz and Miss XNan-
cy Killian served as accompanists,
and M. H. Bowles, L. T. New, Jr.,
and Miss Margaret Terrell were
As a result of the contest on
Friday, Jane Dudley Francis will
represent the local school in the
soprano event and will sing "The
Lass With the Delicate Air," by
Mary Stentz will take part in
the alto event and will sing "My
Love and Arbutus," an Irish mel
ody. J. D. Hyatt, who will represent
the' school in the baritone solo
event, will sing "Oh Lovely Night,"
Winners in the listnet meeting
in Asheville will be eligible to
enter the state high school music
contest and festival which will be
held in Greensboro from April the
16th through the 19th.
The high school is also planning
to enter the girls' chorus in the
Church Will Have
Dr. (J. P. Hell, Noted Evan
gelist, Will Conduct
Revival services will begin at
the 7:30 o'clock service on Easter
Sunday night, in the Presbyterian
church, according to an announce
nient during the week by the pas
tor, the Rev. K. P. Walker.
Dr. G. F. I jell, of Black Moun
tain, will bo the guest speaker dur
ing the series of services 'planned
Dr.- Bell is an outstanding preuch
er in the Presbyterian church,
and is greatly in demand for evan
He is a powerful and earnest
speaker, driving home his points
with a spirituality that leaves a
lasting impression on his congre
The services will be held d
starting Sunday night of the 24th
and lasting through Sunday night
of the 31st. One service Will be
held at 10 o'clock each morning,
and the other ut 7:30 in the even
ing. The members of the church and
public in general are urged to at
tend the services.
Asso. Will Meet
In Canton, 28th
The regular quarterly meeting
of the Haywood Baptist Associa
tion will be held on Thursday the
28th in the East Canton Baptist
church, according to the Rev Frank
II. Leatherwood, moderator of the
county association, who will pre
The sermon of the day will be
delivered by the Rev. W. L. Sor
rells. The Rev. J. S. Hopkins, of
Waynesville, will speak on "The
Revival We Need in Our Church
es." - -
The devotional period of the
morning session will bo conducted
by II. A. Quick, and in the after
noon vv. is. sprinkle win be in
Mrs. J. R. Morgan will talk on
"Teacher Training," and the Rev
W. M. Gerald will discuss the va
cation Bible schools, both vital
features on the teaching program
of the church.
Tho. Rev. H K. Masteller,
Canton,'-will 'outline the training
program. Mrs. E. C. Horton will
discuss the work of the Woman
Missionary Union. The Rev
Frank II. Leatherwood will pre
sent the church publication, the
Service Will Be
Held At Lake
On Good Friday the Methodist
church will be open to worship
pers between the hours of 12:00
o'clock noon and 1 :30 p. m., ac
cording to the pastor, the Rev. J.
G. Huggin, Jr.
The Holy Communion will be
observed beginning at 12:00 o'clock
and again at 1:00 o'clock. Between
the two communion services quiet
music, appropriate to the occasion
will be played on the organ.
Worshippers are invited to come
into the church as they find it con
venient during the hours indicated,
and to feel at liberty to depart as
The choir of the First Metho
dist church will present the Can
tanta "From Sepulchre to Throne,"
by Thomas G. Sheperd, on Easter
Sunday night at 7:30 o'clock.
This is the second time the choir
has rendered this impressive can
tanta, and a large congregation is
anticipated on Sunday night.
Soloists for the cantanta are:
Mr. Fred Martin, Miss Jane
Ktont. A. W. Collins, and Edwin
Poteate. One feature of special
interest will be a quartet number
presented by Miss Jane Stentz and
Miss Mary Stentz, and George and
J. Dale Stentz will direct the
choir and Mrs. W. L. Matney, or
ganist of the church, will serve as
A severe electrical and rain
storm hit this community early
Monday night, doing more damage
to telephones than anything else.
About forty telephones were put
out of commission by lightning and
the driving rain, which wet the in
side of some cables. Most of the
damage was in Hazelwood, but re
pairmen were soon on the job and
had the service restored.
All tax complaints are being
heard this week before the county
board of commissioners which is
serving as a board of equaliza
tion and review, with special
days allotted to each township.
The law states thaA. only in
exceptional cases should there be
a revaluation, where some situa
tion has changed the status of
the property, between the four
year period of regular valuation.
.Tax payers of Waynesville were
given Monday to air out their
complaints. Tuesday was given
over to the citizens of Ivy Hill,
Jonathan Creek, White Oak, and
. Yesterday was devoted to com
plaints from Beaverdanu Tax-,
payers from Clyde, Crabtree, Iron
Duff, and Fines Creek township
will be heard today. While East
Fork, Pigeon, and Cecil townships
will be heard tomorrow.
Several days will be required by
the county board to investigate all
the adjustments after they are
entered, it was learned.
Church Open On
''''':', .' 1- '
Grace Episcopal church will be
open all day on Good Friday, from
early morning until late at night,
according to the rector, the Rev,
W. Herbert Mayers.
The same hours will be observed
on Easter Sunday for those who
wish to worship.
Contractors Expect To Have
Work Completed By First
Actual construction got under
way yesterday in widening the
highway from the city limits in
East Waynesville to a point below
the Haywood County Hospital.
Contractors and engineers wet
of the opinion that with favoral
weather, the job would be compl
ed by June first ...
Before the spokesman could con
plete his remark, a pickup truck
swerved around thts corner, and
with screaming tires, ran on the
arge yellow caution sign, and sent
it whirling, only to speed on
through a group of workmen who
were making way for the steam
shovel to begin work.
"Now, much of that kind of
iving, and we'll have to work at
snail's pace for protection to
our men," the spokesman said.
It is Rfnerally agrreed amonir
road builders that home folks speed
through sections where construc
tion work is underway much more
Present plans are to leave the
highway open and not establish a
detour while the work is underway.
The present 18-foot road will b-
widened to 30 feet. Three feet will
be added on the left side as one
goes out of town, and 15 on the
right. A five-foot sidewalk will be
built on the right side of the
The small creek which flows
down the right of the road will be
piped in 42-inch pipe down to Shel
ton Branch below the Pet Dairy
plant. Drainage pipes will be
placed, all V way from Shelton's
fcrancn to the hospital.
Reed-Abee, of Asheville, are the
contractors, and the engineer in
charge is S. T. Usry.
About thirty men will be em
ployed on the job.
WILL HE HELD
The annual sunriso Easter ser
vice held by the Haywood Coun
ty Young People's union of the
Methodist church, will be held as -ing the messages,
The attendance and interest in
the revival at the First Baptist
church continues to grow. The
meeting started last Sunday with
Rev. J. S. Hopkins, pastor, brinsr-
Usual at 7:00 o'clock on Easter
morning at the foot of the cross
overlooking : Lake Junaluska.
Miss Winifred Rodgers will be
in charge of the program, which
will open with the hymn, Chrlst
Arose." George Swearengin will
lead those assembled in prayer.
Rev. C. D. Brown, of Long's
Chapel, will make the talk, and at
the close of the service the Rev.
O. C. Newell, pastor of Dellwood,
will conduct the communion ser
Other features of the morning
will be a trumpet duet by Tom
Kirkpatrick and James Rickards,
of Canton, Scripture reading by
Sue Cook, also of Canton, respon
sive reading by a member of the
Epworth League of Rockwood
Chapel. Miss Rodgers will give
A cordial invitation is extended
the public to join in the early
Chas. E. Ray, Jr.,
W. B. Evans
Mrs. L. M. Richeson left here
on Monday for her former home in
Pittston, Penn., where she was
called on acount of the death of
her father, William Breese Evans,
04, who died in Ottawa, Canada,
around 5:30 o'clock Sunday after
Mr. Evans, who was connected
with the publicity firm of Ward,
Gresham and Wills, of New York
City, was in Ottawa on business,
when he was suddenly striVV pn
with a heart attack.. .
A native of Pittston, Mr. Evans
had been engaged all his life in
newspaper and publicity work.
He had often visited his daughter
and had made many friends here.
He and Mrs. Evans spent the
For his sermon subject tonight
he has chosen, "Conditions Upon
Which Salvation Depends."
For Friday night he will speak
on "The Meaning of the Cross."
Sunday morning the topic will
be "The Great Certainty."
The final sermon of the revival
will be Sunday evening and the
subject will be "Preparation for
Special prayer services are be
ing held each evening thirty min
utes before the regular service,
which begins at 7:30.
Evander Preston is in charge of
the members of the Great. Smoky : ! part of December in Way-
Mountains National Park chapter
of the Future Farmers of America
at their regular Wednesday morn
ing meeting yesterday at the high
Mr. Ray spoke on "Opportunities
Surviving are his widow; one
daughter, Mrs. L. M. Richeson; one
son, M. H. Evans, of Harrisburg,
Penn., and a nephew, Johnnie Cud
deback, of Waynesville, formerly
J. A. Turner Dies
In Home In New
Last rites were held on Sunday
in Monroville, N. J., for J. A.
Turner, 78, native of Jonathan
Creek section, and widely connected
in Haywood County, who died at
his home in New Jersey on Friday
morning at 9:15.
Mr, Turner had been in a crit
ical condition for sometime and his
death was not unexpected. One of
his daughters, Mrs. Charles C.
Francis had been called to his bed
side a week prior to his death.
Mr. Turner, who had resided Sn
Haywood County until 1922 when
he had moved to Monroville, had
been engaged in farming both here
and in New Jersey, retiring a year
or so ago from active work.
Surviving are his widow, Mrs.
Emma Moody Turner, also a na
tive of this county; five daughters,
Mrs. Chas. C. Francis, of Waynes
ville, Mrs. Boone Ferguson, of
Bridgelon, N. J., and Mrs. Isaac
Moore and Mrs. Sarah Shober, of
Blonroville, N. J., and Miss Audrey
and Miss Edna, of Atlantic City;
three sons, Coffrey and Alfred, of
E.mer, and Delbert, of Monroville.
Mrs. T. N. Massie left on Thurs
day for Daytona Beach, where
she will visit her son, Harold, who
has been spending the winter there.