The , Waynesville Mountaineer
Published In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance oj The Great Smoky Mountain National Park
Sixteen Pages Today
WAYNESVILLE, N. C, THURSDAY, MAY 30, 1940
$1.50 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Countic
cond Primary For
uhty Not Likely
MoHford Only Candi-,
t- Pn&ifion 10
L Race In Haywood
;TF0R SECUINU inncj
r.i. Tn One Of
W Quietest Elections;
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leal leaders yeruay
b it hardly proDauie wm
,cjfrH would call a second
on C. C. Francis, in the
of deeds race, i "...
.;,iot(s ran within 289
If each other, with G. Mack
he third canaiaaie gcms
Medford is confined to his
,H could not be contacted for
Li statement. He has five
which to tile, after 11 o ciock
LraJ public sentiment is defi-
lgainst a second primary in
nty. This opinion was ex
business men in general this
Favorites In Democratic Primary
CONGRESSMAN l ff 1 N
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!.,' ntmo vi' no one of the
lUttj a vn6 . - j
. W)inn held in Haywood
Jy years. A light vote of only
Las cast, which was some-
like half of the new register
ed, and about 2,000 less
fas predicted last Friday.
the second consecutive time,
A. Brown. Jr., candidate
fcirmaii of the board of com
ters, led the entire ticket,
5,109 votes. R. T. Messer
jdidate for member of the
!nf education was second high
official tabulated vote of
lod's voting by precincts will
fid on page four.
MMAKY OF RESULTS:
C. Palmer ... ..................4,273
D. Ferguson, Jr. . 2,359
orton ., ...:......,...........i,oi-o
s majority .............. ...1,914
For Register of Deeds
ick fish'"....'; ......:.....1,314
is' majority :.289
for 7'n. f Collector
fl Ferguson ....4,398
on s majority ...Aii
f A. Brown, Jr. ......
ce Medford .,
or Board of Education
f V. Cagle 4,946
For Con arena
N Weaver 4.209
vauiey ,. .........,......Z,OdO
r's majority 1,591
Continued on page 12)
't long after the Want
d below appeared, inquir-
s began coming in. They,
fre Still Cfiminir in Knf it
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m the refrigerator have !
fen SOLD! I
Perator, and a 4-plate elec-
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'-an H. L. Liner.
vert idle things around
p house into cash ... by
vertising them in the
A ant Ad column of The
fountaineer. The cost is
jmall25 words for 25c!
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Horton To Enter
Erskine Smith May Call
On Harris In Lieutenant
Tamnaie-n forces of J. M.
Broughton, and W. F. Horton, were
mapping out a 4-week campaign
in preparation of the second pri
mary on June 22, which Mr. Hor
ton, second high man in the gu
bernatorial race, called on Mr.
Broughton got a 40,000 ma jority
over Horton, in a race in which
seven candidates participated.'
T. L. Gwyn is county manager
for Mr. Brouehton. while . 'i'.m
Queen is Waynesville manager
for Mr. Horton, and J. T. Bailey is
his Canton manager.
A. J. Maxwell, third man in the
race, in a Statement on Monday
said he was opposed to a second
primary, as it envolved too much
unnecessary expense to the state.
It is generally predicted that a
second primary will cost the state
somewhere near $100,000.
L. Lee Gravely, of Rocky Mount,
who got 60,000 votes in Saturday's
Democratic gubernatorial cam
paign, said Wednesday there should
be no second primary but that if
one is held his supporters
would back J. M. Broughton, Ral
eigh lawyer, holding a lead of
about 40,000 votes over Lieut,
Gov. W. P. Horton.
Gravely did not mention his sup
port of Broughton in the formal
statement he released for publica
tion but in answer to a direct in
quiry, he said he would support
Broughton and expected his friends
to do likewise.
In the meantime, there was no
new statement from Revenue Com
missioner A. J. Maxwell, who ran
third in the race and got about
100,000 votes. Paul D. Grady, of
Kenly, who ran sixth in the seven
man field, yesterday joined Max
well in expressed hope there would
be no second primary. Maxwell i
made his first "only one primary"
statement late Sunday night.
Judge Daniel L. Bell, Horton's
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Lattie Henderson Gets .
From Salvation Army
Lieutenant Lattie Henderson, a
native Haywood boy, arrived here
Wednesday to take up his duties
as a Salvation Army worker, as
an assistant to Adjutant Cecil
Brown and Lieutenant ineima uoi
Lieut. Henderson is the son of
Mr. and Mrs. G. H. Henderson, of
Fines Creek, and was one of 70
to receive their commission Mon
day upon graduation from tne
Salvation Army Training college in
For the summer he will assist in
general work, besides being in
charge of the Shelton Laurel cen
ter. He will work with the daily
vacation Bible school there, and in
September will be teacher for the
day school at the center.
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GEORGE A. BROWN, JR.
GLENN C. PALMER
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Photo by Shemll'8 Studio
v D. J. NOLAND
REGISTER OF DEEDS
R. T. BOYD
C. C. FRANCIS
J. EARL FERGUSON
Band Will Appear
In Uniforms For
First Time Today
The members of the Waynesville
High school band will make their
first appearance in their uniforms
at 10 o'clock this morning when
they present a half hour concert in
front of the court house, under the
direction of Bandmaster L. T.
The band is holding daily prac
tices five days of each week. In
strumental classes in mellophone,
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Riding In Car
A new automobile plate of
"Waynesvil'e. N. C," went on
sale yesterday at the Chamber
The new tag is easily at
tached to the state license
plate, is about ten inches in
length and four and a half
inches in width, with white
background with blue letters.
There are several hundred
offered for sale, to the public
at 50 cents a tag.
Thousands Get Election Returns
Bank And Postoffice Are
Observing Memorial Day
Xhe bank, post office and all
federal offices will observe national
Memorial Day, by being closed
for the day. No mail will be delivered.
Citizens from every township
jn the county joined the huge
throng Saturday night on the
courthouse lawn to get the re
turns which were furnished by
Besides the lawn being liter
ally packed, cars on all sides
of the Courthouse were filled
with those interested in get
ting the latest on the primary.
In spite of the large crowd,
it was orderly, and no trouble
whatsoever was reported to the
sheriff's office throughout the
For those unable to attend
in person, The Mountaineer
gave returns by telephone.
Calls were received up until
about 3:30 6'clock.
By eleven o'clock it was evi
dent who was going to be
high man in each contest ex
cept in the register of deeds
race, which was running close.
The larg'-T rural precincts
came in ab ut two o'clock, with
the North Waynesville ward
reporting about three o'clock.
The staff stayed on hand,
giving the returns from each
precinct ov r the public address
system, anil the totals on the
large ".boa rd suspended in
front of the building.
When it was found that no
further returns would be re
ceived until after dawn, most
of the force left, but kept one
man on hand to look after the
latest developments. Even when
he left after sunrise, a good
crowd still waited for news.
AH day Sunday there was a
steady stream of interested cit
izens studying the large white
figures on the board.
In Plans For
Various Organizations Are
Pledging Their Support
To The Movement
The movement inaugurated re
cently to establish a county fairi
for Haywood is gaining steadily
in interest and support as evi
denced by the letters sponsoring
the idea, which are being received
at the office of the county farm
agent, and by the county board of
All letters seem to be of one
accord in regard to having a fair
that will feature the progress of
the county in agriculture and in
dustry, rather than develop the
idea of amusements, which all seem
to agree should be of secondary
Those expressing their interest
seem to feel that there would be
an advantage of permanency in
having the county own the grounds
and buildings, that would serve as
a great stimulus in gaining the
support of the public in general.
Mrs. Henry Francis, president
of the Haywood County Council,
has notified the county commis
sioners that the 17 home demon
stration clubs of the county ap
prove the plan and will co-operate
in the movement.
The Haywood County Agricul
tural Workers Association compos
ed of the county farm agent's staff,
the teachers of vocational".. 'ag
riculture, the members of the
Furm Security Administration,
Primary And New
County About $2700
J. C. BROWN was recently nam
ed president of the Waynesville
Rotary club, and will assume of
fice July first. The new president
will attend the international con
vention in Havana this summer.
Mr. Brown was elected aftvr president-elect
Chiis. E. Ray, J' found
and the soil survey stuff, have aig-1 ronimuiiityY sectional and stnte
nified their interest and support niaUt.r8 would not give him ample
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; time to devote to the office.
Civic Groups Urge
Development Of The
UUick Camn Gan Area
All-Time High Is Reached
With Qualified Voters On
County Registration Books
The 1940 primary together with
a new registration cost the tax
payers of Haywood county $2,700,
according to a statement yester-
terday from C. G. Bryson, chair
man of the county board of elections.
The primary of 1938 cost the
county 32,100. Mr. Gudger point
ed out that the increase in amount
of costs was due to the fact that
all judges and clerks and regis
trars were paid 50 per cent more
in 1940 than in 1938, owing to a
change in the law as set by the
1939 state legislature, and also by
the fact that there was no new
registration in that year.
According to Mr. Bryson, there
were approximately 15,000 per
sons registered in the recent regis
tration which is the largest num
ber ever on record in the county.
Of this number, 13,000 are regis
tered as Democrats and 2,000 as
It was estimated that there are
at present 2,500 more persons reg
istered for voting than at any time
in the history of the county.
Clyde Gains 52
A preliminary count of the
1940 census shows Clyde has
a population of 510, as com
pared with 458 in 1930, accord
ing to figures released by Chas.
Z. Flack, supervisor of the
census of the Asheville district.
This is a gain of 62.
The figures are subject to
correction, it was stated,
Resolutions Adopted Setting
Forth Need For Speedy
Development Of Area
Members of. the board of direc
tors of the chambers of commerce
of Waynesville and Asheville, and
civic leaders of Canton, in a joint
session last 'Friday night, at Lake
Logan, adopted resolutions urging
tiie National Park service and the
Blue R.i'dge Parkway officials to
adopt, measures of procedure de
signed to speed and enlarge the de
elont of th Black Camp Gap
area of the park as a primary tour
ist attraction of the section.
The resolutions presented by the!
Waynesville Chamber' of Com
merce were adopted without change.
Chas. K. Ray, Jr., chairman of
the Western North Carolina Ad
visory committee described at
length some of the advantages of
the Black Camp Gap, Heintooga
and Flat Creek region of the park.
He urged the construction of a
high-standard road from Bunch's
Gap to Black Camp Gap with the
Blue Ridge Parkway, in order that
the Heintooga and Flat Creek areas
21 Jersey Cows
Bought By Crab
18 Cows Placed On Farms
In Haywood Under Bank
Pet Cooperative Plan
Twenty-one purebred Jersey
cows were brought into Haywood
County this week, and placed on
Crabtree farms. This makes 48
in all that have been brought in
(luring the past few months.
The program is being sponsored
by the Pet Dairy Products Com
pany and the First National Bank.
The cows are being sold to FFA
Hoys, 4-H club boys and progres
sive fanners of the county.
The animals were purchased in
East Tennessee recently by Mr.
Nesbit, Crabtree vocational agri
cultural department, F. R. Farn
ham, of the state extension ser
vice and R. B. Davenport, Waynes
ville plant manager of Pet Dairy
Red Cross Makes
Appeal For Funds
War In Europe, Termed
History's Greatest Tragedy,
Another appeal for Red Cross
funds was received by L. N. Davis,
county chapter chairman, here yes
terday, and plans were formulat
ed to go forward to meet the urg
ent request for more funds.
The Haywood chapter raised
more than their quota of $300 re- ilri.t i.e further developed.
cently, but a telegram yesterday I res,,lutions were read by L. N. Da
from Norman II. Davis, national vfs chairman of the Waynesville
chairman, stressed the need lor chamber ..of Commerce , Roads and
more when he said: Parks committees.
"When American Red Cross ask- jni. resolution was as follows:
ed minimum war relief fund of "That the Black Camp Gap en
ten million dollars, no one could (Continued on page 12)
foresee that in two short weeks the j -.'. "' '.'' -
greatest tragedy in all history I ntrinn PaC" Will
would be unfolded. It is impossible LCglOn X OSl Hill
to describe the pitiful plight of mil- jlInlfrMpTinr;jil
lions of refugees in France. Sick, I1U1U iTieillUiKU
wounded, hungry and homeless. A a -I
Thp..rv outtousforhelp. We will OerVlte ill 11
need more than ten million dol
lars, therefore quotas originally as-
i ..u,.t.l K KurnrHi'H onlv as
minimum of immediate objectives, j will be the principal speaker at
Chapters should then go on and the Memonal Day serv.ee which
1 "''l ... , , . .l:.Ui.. A mACTinn i .MTrn tinst. Will
t is possible, doume ineu me ""'" v..-..
In fact only limitation ! conduct at Greenhill cemetery, be-
The Rev. J. G. Huggin, Jr., pas
tor of the First Methodist church,
should be maximum generosity v gi!is -:-
the American people.; Norman II. , morrting. . .. . ,
, ' . The program will also feature
1 It was announced that receiving . seve. a. "-'"r.
'stations or places where funds vi'.le I.Iigh School band, which
If-oubt be subscribed would be placed j makes its initial appearance today
'at the Corner Drug Store, the in uniform.
Si on Saturday of this ' lies of the soldiers of the World
' War and the Spanish-American
Anv nerson wanting- w w"11"- "l ,c
not bein? able to get u tend me seivices anu piaco
N. C. Postmasters
J. Harden Howell, postmaster of
Waynesville, was elected second
vice president of the North Caro
lina Chapter of the National Con
vention of Postmasters at the an
nual meeting which was held in
Asheville this week beginning on
Sunday and lasting through Tues
day. Mr. Howell was accompanied
to the meeting by Mrs. Howell,
Postmaster General James A.
Farley was the principal speaker
of the meeting, which was attend
ed by approximately four hundred,
including postmasters and their
Joseph B. Allen, of Durham, was
elected president of the organiza
tion, Charlotte was chosen as the
next, meeting place.
Sam Queen and his famous Soco
Gap Dance Team gave an exhibition
number at the ball given in honoit
of the president of the group. The
Cherokee Dance Team from the
Indian Reservation School, under
the sponsorship of Mrs. Walking
stick, postmistress at Cherokee,
also gave an exhibition.
. .., i.. .on rail fl.nrs nn the craves. Everyone is
one oi me unw .,"-. --- -
Miss Betsy- Iane Quinlan at 181, urged to bring flowers with which
and she will either call or send to decorate the graves.
meone to receive the donations. nresi wrge, is
man on urraiigeiiieiii.a. Aie&nr.
Burgin, commander of the. post,
The public is cordially invited
to attend. .
Haywood County Primary
results appear on page
four in tabulated form.
To Attend Meet
A meeting Of interest to the cit
izens of the community will be
held tomorrow night at 8 o'clock in
the Community Center on Main
All business men, professional
groups, hotel and boarding house,
tourist home managers, directors
of the Chamber of Commerce, are
urged to attend.
Matters of importance will be
brought before the group at the
meeting, and those in charge are
urging the support of the public. :