Published In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance oj The Great Smokv Mountains National Park
Twenty Pages Today
WAYNESVILLE, N. C, THURSDAY, APRIL 25, 1940
L O N G
lllaxwell, commissioner of
8 til candidate for gov-
his campaign to
y voters here at
; on Monday night,
r Walter Crawford
t ' e votere to hear
is not considered
t is said to have
a lot of meat
Ripe c :
I (rood vo!
I rood ti
"i on t'
1 of elections is
go that there
J gathering at
t eventful day in
en vote i niaKe ineir cnoice
c:inj,uaies. .. . it teems
a number of changes
ti o election lawa by the
r..l Assembly that
l i s and McClura are
Lill in the judges, so
tions will be carried
y ' iter of the law." The
ite marking ' of the
sJh i to be a thing of the
fid checking another's vote
Ply grave and complicated
surrounded with certain
ifc Democrats about town
feen feddling ticket all
lr the grand rally to be
In Saturday night by the
jpemocrats of the 11th dis
f Asheville. ; It ia reported
i number of candidates for
ces, including J, M
n, gubernatorial aspi-
.1 be on hand to tevive
s oi democracy wun me
f voters. A number of
"Vl County Bolitical leaders
ning to gather with the
Slltricf Voters.- ,
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irelt and Dewey are taking
in their party ranks as
!(narienU- around .From
punts President Roosevelt
' able to get his parly's nom
, Sf he so desires. The week
Jo confirmed the fact . that
h E, Dewey is emerging as
ding "popular chofce" of
"te for the Republican pres-
berth. In somo of the Re-
Buys Large Tract
Sixteen Acres On Highway
In Hazelwood Bought By
Waynesville Business Man
Engineers are now working out
final details of streets and plat
ting lots in the development of
the Weil property on the left of
Highway No. 19, just beyond the
Waynesville city limit in Hazel
wood, which was recently pur-(
chased by J, Wilford Ray.
The property fronts the highway
for about 1,000 feet, and extends
back about 700 feet, in a well ele
Mr. Ray said that the tract
would be divided into about 20
large lots. Tentative plans are to
have a modern street to circle the
interior of the property.
"My plans are to make the lots
much larger that the average de
velopment lot. I love the wide
open spaces, and- plan to develop1
this tract that Way."
The property is usually spoken
of as the Bass property. It was
bought by Mr. Weil, of Goldsboro,
in 1916. The transaction was
bandied by Henry Gaddy.
$62,000 Fire Loss At Lake Junaluska Sunday
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Mrs. Harry Hall
Dies From Heart
Last rites were conducted at 3
o'clock on Monday afternoon at
the GArrett Funeral Home for Mrs.
Anna Elise Hall, wife of Harry
U. Hall, who died at her home on
Hazel street at 12:55 o'clock on
Saturday morning. The Rev. W.
Herbert Mayers, rector of. Grace
Episcopal church, officiated. Bur
iar was in Green Hill cemetery.
Active pallbearers were; T. Le
noir Gwyn, James W. Reed, Quin
by Kipp, E. L. Withers, William
Medford, and Paul Martin.
Honorary pallbearers included :
W, T Lee, J. R. Boyd, Dr. N. F.
Lancaster, Dr. S. P. Gay, W. W.
Blackwell, T. L. Green, S. H.
Bushnell, Dr. C. N. Sisk, J. H.
Way, Jr., J. L. StringfielJ, C. H.
Ray, C. H. Ray, Jr., Thomas M.
Seawell, W. P. Brooks, Joe Mor
mino, M. T. McCracken, Dr. W, H.
Liner, W. R. Francis, E. N. Wood,
W. L. Hardin, Jr., Dr. R. H.
Stretcher, J. M. Palmer, Walter T.
Crawford, E. C. Moody, II. G.
Blackened and cracked wuIIk were all that renamed, of. the well-stocked, two-story genernl nwr-.
chandise store of Junaluska Supply Company Sunday afternoon. The extreme left is the shell of the
supply company, while the gutted building at the ritfht was where the Carolina Hill-Billies operated.
This photograph, made by The Mountaineer Monday morning, shows the ruins still smoking, and in
some sections still ablaze.
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$1.50 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
$1,835 Pledged To
C..0f.C. Work At
Tuesday s Meeting
Local Scenes In
The new edition of "North
Carolina Vacationland' fea
tures the front cover in four
colors, of a scene taken from a
point near Fie Top, in this
county. Another similar pic
ture, taken from the same
point, was featured this past
Sunday in the New York
Several pictures on the in
side of the booklet are of
Waynesville and Lake Junaluska.
a quarters it was felt that
which awept the Demo
Ito nower in 1932 and kent
ere with increased majori- Lindsley, W. C. Allen, Felix Stovall,
1936 had go softened or K- . Lee, W. L. Lampkin, W. Cur
tis Russ, and Jack Messer.
Mrs. Hall is the daughter of the
late Anna Elise and William H.
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fas to give Republicans at
1 fighting chance to recap
I White House InNovember.
J general thing the Repub
Jire not so optimistic, i
e meantiMe political lead-
frowned on a third term
eginning of the talk aottie
aeo are waunintf li te n.., Ti 1. Z
ject as no eaftdidate as T Or IV tl O I C a
peared dn the horizon, to
JERRY LINER, 'Owner
it the. RoosevfeVt popularity,
tr Lee of Oklahoma, is tak-
stand that Roosevelt has
iished his work, and that
The rftW'es inspectors for this
county Started their work of vac
CinaWng the dogs of the county,
around April the first, and c-
mocrats should not wait for lading 'to the laws of the fdAte,
ask for' a third term, but
jround and urge that he run.
lims that the people Want
felt and will mot be satisfied
feme other candidate on the
Highway No. 293
"We have every reason to believe
that satisfactory progress is being
made as to the Blue Ridge (.Park
way, and feel that the right-of-way
will be cleared within 12
wIt is aUo our belief thai actual
construction of the state highway
from $oco Gap to Cherokee will be
underway by this time next year,"
was the joint opinion of Chas. E.
Ray, Jr., and L. N. Davis, mem
bers of the park road committee
heat that the heavy steel girderK were
twisted into shapeless forms in the blaw at the Lake Sunday. A
picture of the building, made from the same spot: soiye time
will be found on page 12. All photographs made by The Mountaineer,
Big Crew Rebuilding
Junaluska Supply Co
M. J, McCracken
For Many Years He Was
One Of The Leading
Farmers In Counly
Manson J. McCracken, 75, who
had been in ill health for some
time, died at 7 o'clock on Wednes
day morning at the home of his
daughter, Mrs, Charlos B. Mc
Crary on Fines Creek.
Funeral services will be conduct
ed at 2 o'clock this afternoon at
the Crablrec Baptist church, with
the Rev. R. P. McCracken offi
ciating. Burial will be in the
Serving as active pallbearers will
be Robert Welch, Johnny Ferguson,
and the following nephews: Ted
Walker, Paul Walker, Clayton
Walker", and Howell McCracken.
Mr, MvCrnl;pu, at one time the
Jerry Liner Expects To
Occupy New Kuilding
Within Next Sixty Days
Thirty men were at work yes
terday clearing away the ruins of
Sunday's $02,000 fire, in prepara
tion to rebuilding a modern home
for the Junaluska Supply Company,
at Lake Junaluska.
Jerry Liner, owner, said yester
day that he plan to be in the nw
building within sixty days.
A temporary store was opA for
'he ivieantime the president
'junced that he may take
ill thereby stage a ' "spe
r sideshow" for the Repuolt
ational Convention, a the
t tries to keep tip with his
I. Included in the tottr would
tains National Park, whk.h.
ould dedicate which 4ent
t Carolinians have been'iook
srward to for many nfntha.
the work must be completed Within
90 T.ays. .
The appointments are made by
Dr. C. N. Sisk, health officer, and
the county commissioners., The j
inspectors are required to use a
vaccine approved by the depart
ment of agrirt'.ture,' and furnish
a certificate 'of vaccination and a
metal tag -o the dog owners. They
are allowed to collect fifty cents,
from ae owner for each dog vac
cinated and the owner can receive
crdit on dog tax by presenting;
je Certificate to the tax collector.
of the Chamber of Commerce after husjm,ss yf .,erday, and a office
they had received word from.
Washington that the Senate Com
mittee had given unanimous ap
proval of the bill whch would
remove all obstacles ftc the grant
ing of a right-et-way for the
Blue Ridge Paway across the
Cherokee Indii Reservation.
A re-survv.y of the mountain end
of the Sjco-Cherokee road will
have o be made, as the present
pl.s Call for a higher standard of
Than Six Weeks
Tiilles Have Been Added
the Subscription Lists
, A record unheard in the
ence of high-pressure
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iarves than the original route.
During the year previous to t.This, however, would not hold up
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D. Hidden Ramsey Will Address
FFA Banquet Group Here Tonight
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D. HIDDEN RAMSEY
D. Hidden Ramsey, general man
ager of the Asheville Citizen
Times, will be the guest speaker
at the annual Father and Son ban
quet held tonight by the Smoky
Mountains National Park chapter
of the Future Farmers of Ameri
ca. The affair will he held in the
dining hall of the Masonic Temple
at 7 o'clock.
Others from out of town who
will be present tonight include
Roy H. Thomas, of Raleigh, state
supervisor of agricultural educa
tion; Tal H. Stafford, district su
pervisor of agricultural education;
H. B. Basworth, forestry supervi
6or, and James G. K. McClure,
president of the Farmers Federa
tion, all of Asheville.
Plans are being made for the
entertainment of approximately
150 including members of the chap
ter, invited guests and fathers.
of the Junaluska Supply Company
and the Carolina Hill Billies was
set tip in the recently completed
planning mill building, which was
not damaged by Sunday's destruc
tive blaze which Completely de
stroyed the huildings and contents
of the Surp'y Company and the
Hill liil!i s. .
Harry Lee Liner, and two sons,
owners of the Hill Billies novelty
wood manufacturers, had no state
ment to make yesterday regarding
their future plans. Mr. Liner was
out of town until Tuesday, loading
a band mill, and the owners
were in conference regarding fu
ture plans yesterday. Their loss
was set at $25,000 for stock and
machinery, with $5,000 insurance.
. The Junaluska Supply stock loss
was set at $25,000, with $12,000
on buildings. No insurance was
carried by Jerry Liner.
The fire was discovered about
9;30 Sunday morning by one of the
four men who were working in the
Hill Billies building. The blaze
started in the finishing room, which
was a -separate 'building from the
other group. No one had been
working in the finishing room;
since two o'clock Saturday after
noon. How the fire started is not
known. The blaze spread rapidly
in the finishing room among the
lacquer which is used for finishing
the wood products. A number of
fire extinguishers were exhausted
in an effort to get the blaze under
control, but exploding barrels of
lacquer only added to the flames,
which quickly spread into the rear
of the Junaluska Supply store
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To Band Fund
Interest in the band Tutld
continues to grow, Yesterday
L, M. Richcson' received a do
nation from an unexpected
source. The police department
of Waynesville seized four
slot machines, from which they
took $55,02, and presented the
entire amount to Mr. Richesoa.
The law says that the of
ficers may keep half the money
derived from such types of
confiscated property, but in
this case the interest in the
band was such that they all
agreed to give the entire
amount to the fund.
The machines, said by the
police to be owned by Vaughn
Cannon, of Asheville, were lo
cated in four business places in
town. The trial is set for Fri
day afternoon in police court.
Attendance At New Com
munity Center Largest In
Years Despite Rain
Enthusiasm, optimism and gen
erosity with pledges prevail
ed at the annual Chamber of
Commerce gathering Tuesday
night when more than 250 inter
ested citizens attended despite a
Pledges and money collected
Tuesday night amounted to $1,835.-
16. This was received in just a
little over an hour, with Jonathan
Woody, as master of ceremonies,
in charge of getting pledges. The
1940 budget calls for $4,000.
So foroeful was the plea from
Mr, Woody, that Mayor Holmes
Bryson, of Asheville, a visitor,
gave a Biltmore homespun suit,
and then joined R. P. Booth, pres
ident, and Malcom Wainworth,
manager of the Asheville Chamber
of Commerce, in giving $10 to the
During the course of the even
ing, President J. W. Killian rec
ognized, besides the Asheville vis
itors, Mayor and Mrs. Gibson, of
Sylva, Mr. and Mrs, Ferguson, of
the Sylva Chamber of Commerce,
and Mayor Paul Murray, or Can
ton. Dr. J. R. McCracken intro-
4duccl Mayor and Mrs. Holmes
Bryson. County and town officials
were introduced along with the
presidents of all the civic club of
Clarence Barnes gave a short
humorous skit as a "red-headed"
country boy on his first visit t
town. . -
R. L, Prevost outlined the need
fork lOompleting the community
center, after stating that plans
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largest Individual taxpayer in thel Will 1YI T?1V Tl A
county, was born in Crabtree I " 111 lvrtJ "IVSt
At Home Here On
township on April the 11th, 1865,
the son of Hit-urn and Mary Howell
For many years he was one of
the lending stock raisers in the
county. For a number of years
Mr, McCracken was one of the
largest stockholders and a member
of the board of directors of the
First National Bank.
He is survived by eight daugh
ters; Mrs. Charles B. McCrary, of
Fines, Creek, Mrs. Frank Williams,
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51 Gallons Of
Liquor And One
Kiftv-four trallons of no-tax
paid corn liquor said to have been
brought from Tennessee, was cap
tured around 9 o'clock on Wed
nesday morning in the Iron Duff
section of the county by deputies
Bill Hill, Bob Jenkins, and Car
The whiskey was taken from a
Ford V-8 '37 with a trailer at
tached. The unknown driver of
the car and the man in the trailer
both ran, but the latter, Doyle
Pressley, was caught, and with
the whiskey was brought into town.
Pressley was lodged in jail and
the liquor was turned over to the
The beverage in the popular half
gallon glass jar Containers was
reported to have been poured out
by Noble Ferguson, deputy, short
ly after it was brought in.
William Medford Ray, 73, re
tired contractor,- died-at his home
on Meadow street at 4:45 a. m.
Tuesday. Funeral services were
held at the First Baptist church
at 3 o'clock on Wednesday after
noon, with the pastor, the Rev. J.
S. Hopkins, officiating. Burial was
in Green Hill cemetery.
Serving as active pallbearers
were:'J. C. Brown, Henry Davis,
.1. K. Morgan, John L, Davis, J. T,
Bridges, and W. H. Burgin.
Honorary pallbearers included:
Dr. N. F. Lancaster, V. G. Byers,
W. C. Allen, Frank Albright, A.
C. A.rrjngton, Qtis Burgin, Clar
ence Barnos, Jeff Cochran, Gus
Cochran, Eston Caldwell, Carmen
Fincher, H. B. Freeman, Carpenter
Gilliland, J. R. Green, Charles
Gibson, Robert Gaddy, A. G. Hol
lifield, F. B, Ledford, Jarvis Mc
Cracken, V. V. Price, J. T. Rus
sell, O. S. Rhymer, Joe Tate, R. L.
Wilson, ancj H. C. Wilburn.
Mr. Ray was born in Newport,
Tenn., on March the 10th, 1807,
the son of Lucile Fields and Wil
burn Ray. - He came to this sec
tion when sixteen years of age,
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Candidate Maxwell Will Address
Haywood County Voters Monday
! State Revenue Commissioner A
J. Maxwell, Candidate for govern
or of North Carolina, is bringing
his campaign in person to Hay
wood County on Monday night
when he will speak here in the
court house at 8 o'clock. Walter
Crawford, county manager for Mr.
Maxwell, will preside.
Mr. Maxwell is taking a leave
of absence from his office, without
pay during the period of the cam
paign. He was the third of the
seven candidates for governor to
A native of Duplin County, Mr.
Maxwell held his first political of
fice 41 years ago, when he was
elected mayor of Whiteville.
He was a clerk in the State Sen
ate in 1899, and was principal
clerk of that body from 1901 to
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A. J. MAXWELL
Will Be Promoted
In This County
Under a co-operative agreement
between the Surplus Commodity
Corporation, the Extension Service,
the Agricultural Adjustment Ad
ministration, Farm Security Ad
ministration, and National Youth
Administration, mattresses will be
made and distributed to rural
families in Haywood County.
The pan has several purposts,
some of which are: (1) to use'
surplus cotton; (2) to furnish less
fortunate families with a mat
tress, and (3) to teach rural peo
ple how to make a mattress.
The work will be under the di
rect supervision of the home dem
onstration agent, Miss Mary Mar
garet Smith. Applications will be
approved by the county AAA com- ;
The county commissioners will
co-operate with the program by
furnishing a building for storage
and a place to work. Present plans
call for a central storage and work
shop; however, if sufficient interest
is shown, the work may be con
ducted in each community.
To qualify for a mattress the
gross income for 1939 must have
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