The Waynesville Mountaineer
Published In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance oj The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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WAYNESVILLE, N. O, THURSDAY, JUNE 6, 1940
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Q Unrld NeWS
STOM President Roosevelt
be a grandfather again Wed-
iv. when a seven pound Bon
born to Mrs. Anne (Clark)
Wit, wife of John youngest
U SITUATION SERIOUS
VDON - The Germans roU-
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, termed " ,
experts. So hard was the
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Li TAX $800 INCOMES
4SHINGT0N In an effort
, the new defense bill up
, billion dollars annually, there
much discussion among offi
Wednesday of taxing all in
, f $15.83 a week and over,
weekly income would mean
J incomes of $800 or more.
Bouse Ways and Means Com
pile discussing the proposals
LEIGH Revenue Commis-
irA. J. Maxwell Was said by
ihysician Wednesday morning
"better, but still a very sick
in critical condition." Mr
tell suffered a stroke of para
while campaigning unsuccess.
for the Democratic guberna
Eighty-Six Years 'Young'
bSEVELT TO TAKE 3RD
reliable reports circulated at
kapitol this week that Presi-
Eoosevelt had indicated ' to
W advisers within the past
s that he would accept a
term nomination, and that
itor James F. Byrnes, of South
na, would be his running-
ASHIXGTON Creation of a
ponal defense investigation"
I was announced bv the Federal
p of Investigation.
H, Clegg, veteran G-Man
at present an assistant direc-
()f the FBI in charge of train
ed inspection. Was aDnointed
hd the new group, which will
i among;. its duties lnvestiga
of "fifth column" and similar
i lies considered nreinHieinl n
pal safety. :
S. SHORT OF MANPOWER
,ed from the army's chief of
wat manpower is the army's
W shortage" at present and
"y thing, in a large measure,
n produce results."
his earlier tatemen.t
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his week and every week,
1 Mountaineer's sports
e a filled to the brim with
r of the local sports field.
week, there is news of:
immunity Athletic Pro-
;ball Reports. , V
tball Results of all local
cheuules of Play.
i to page 10 now for the
ye Sports News of this
C.C. Walker Is
Elected Head Of
C. C. Walker was elected as
commander of the local post of the
American Legion at the meeting
held on Tuesday night.
Others elected to serve with Mr,
Walker are as follows: vice com
manders, Roy Phillips, W. H. Bur
gin, Louie Black; adjutant, G. A.
Kuntz; finance officer, G. A. KunU;
service officer, J. Harden Howell;
Bergeant-at-fcrms, Lush Haynes;
chaplain, Robert Gibson; historian,
J. Harden Howell; athletic officer,
Guy Massie; Americanism officer,
J. Colvin Brown; membership
chairman, Chrest George.
J. Harden 'Howell and William
Shoolbred were elected delegates
to the twenty-second annual state
convention wich will be held In
High Point oft June 24th and 25th.
Lome Black and Roy Phillips were
named as alternates.
Mrs. B. F. Smathers, wife of Dr. Smathers, who observed her
86th birthday anniversary on May 23, when her daughter, Mrs.
Adora Rayne, entertained with a luncheon in honor of her mother..
Mrs. Rayne has complimented her mother in this manner for the
past 26 years, having given the first luncheon on her (50th birth
day. Mrs. Smathers is the mother of Dr. J. II. Smathers and Mrs.
Adora Rayne, of Waynesville, Mrs. Jack Holtzclaw, of Richmond
and Waynesville, Mrs. Joe Rose, of Chicago, Judge Frank Smath
ers, of Miami and Waynesville, and Senator William Smathers, of
Atlantic City and Washington, D. C Phuto by Patsy Gwyn.
Disappointing to the people of
Western North Carolina was the
announcement made Tuesday by
secretary EaJ-ly that plans for
President Roosevelt to dedicate
tVio Hrpnt Smokv Mountains Na
tional Park on June 11 have been
abandoned. The president still
hones to keen the engagement at
sometime later in the summer.
The statement of secretary Early
followed the president's declara
tion at his regular press confer
ence that all his plans now were
on a week-to-week basis.
Tlio nrosident. had expected to
dedicate the park en route to the
West Coast on a transcontinental
tour, that was to begin on June
the 10 and continue for 24 days.
TWoinnmptits abroad have forced
the president to change his plans
and remain in wasningxon.
Help Swell Red
Cross War Keliei,
for the benefit
of the Red Cross war relief fund
of the Waynesville chapter will be
staged on Friday night at the
dance pavilion of the Gordon Hotel,
according to Miss Betsy Lane Quin
lan, general chairman of the affair.
Sam yueen will can me nguic,
and the music will be furnished by
Boney Franklin's string band. A
small entrance fee wiu De cnargeu.
The public is cordially invitea,
both dancers and spectators.
The true spirit of the Red Cross
has marked the affair to date, as
oil ovnpnsei are beine contributed
including use of the pavilion, music
An Inlaid Guitar,
Has 3,658 Pieces
Tfc latoafc niece of carved in
laid wood to come from the shop
of G. W. Miller, of Bethel, is a
guitar, made of 3,658 pieces oi
walnut and maple.
Tko jninM niece, which has many
designs, including butterflies, flow
ers, and even two exacting pictures
oi Liincoin, vovk. six. Hi"""" w..
build. It weighs about 6 pounds, y ;
J 1 . WooiitifiiT nno' aCCOrd-r1-"1
ItllU uaa a utc..". f
ing to the maker.
T, nivpa were carved out by
hand, and carefully glued together,
and then highly polished Dy nana.
Spvt1 vMrs aiTO
made an inlaid table, which con
sisted of 22,435 pieces of wood.
Dog Owners Are
Warned To Have
Inspectors Making Last
Rounds Of Year To Vacci
nate Against Rabies
The rabies inspectors have cov
ered their territory in the county
twice this year, in April and May,
and this week marks the third and
last date set for vaccination of
Practically every community in
the county had some unhappy ex
perience in 1938 with mad dogs,
and nearly one hundred persons
were required to take treatment
to prevent rabies because of hav
ing been bitten by or otherwise in
contact with rabid dogs. ;
The following year a campaign
was out in the county in compliance
with the state law. with the result
that at least 60 per cent of the
dogs in the county were vaccinaed.
During the past year there has
been practically no one that had
to take anti-rabic treatment, mere
is also no knowledge of a cow or
other animal having died as a
result of rabies.
This vear there has been a ten
dency on the part of dog owners
to feel secure in the record of last
year, not seeming to realize that
the record of 1939 was due in a
large part to their co-operation in
the rabies campaign.
Unless the public responds bet
ter than has been done during the
past two months on this last week,
very likely the work will be discontinued.-
The vaccination law provides for
the prosecution of any one failing
to have all dogs vaccinated during
the months of April, May and
June, and places the responsibility
of enforcing the law upon the
rabies inspectors assisted by the
sheriff of the county. : .
Last year there Were 500 dogs
vaccinated in Waynesville toTvn
ship alone, while this year there
have been only 100 vaccinated, ac
cording to Carroll' McCracken,
rabies inspector for the township.
On Saturday, June the 8th,
which is the last vaccination date
for this year, Mr. McCracken will
be at Bradley's store, Hazelwood,
from 8 to 10:00 o'clock a. m.; Dell
wood, (C. C. Moody's store) 10:00
to 12:00 m.; Waynesville, (Bram
lett's stable) 1:00 to 4:00 p. m.
Young Men Form
Club To Sponsor
Bill Ray Heads (irou
Which Will Sponsor
Dances And Athletics
Bill Ray was elected president
of the Enterprise Club, which was
recently organized by a group of
the young men of the community.
James Queen was elected secre
tary and Bill Prevost, treasurer
The purpose of the group is to
co-operate with the Chamber of
Commerce in the .cntertalnmcint
of the summer visitors and local
people. It is a non profit, civic
This summer they have two
main objectives: to sponsor a series
of weekly dances, and to have a
series of "open houses" at the com
munity center to whieh the young
people at the various hotels and
guest houses will be invited. In
the dance series they plan to
sponsor two large dances with na
tionally known orchestras.
They also have tentative plans
for sponsoring a larger athletic
program jn the community, which
will include golf tournaments.
At a meeting held last Friday
night of the directors of the Cham
ber of Commerce, a number of the
hotel and tourist home operators,
and the business men, the newly
organized group presented their
plans which received hearty re
sponse. The membership of the Enter
prise Club, in addition to the offi
cers named, include: Paul Davis,
Howard Hyatt, Leon Killian, A. W.
Collins, Sam Stringfield, Tom
Campbell, Shorty Ketner, and
James Harden Howell. Jr.
America Set for High Seas
Finishing touches are applied to the giant liner Amrrtea, newest and
biggest vessel in the American Merchant Marine, at Norfolk, Va. The
I America, 723 feet long, is the largest passenger vessel ever built in the
Mrs. John N. Shoolbred and son,
illiam Shoolbred, were called to
izabethton. Tenn.. during the
week on account of the illness of
the former's Bister.
Mrs. Hilliard Matney left during
the week for Boston, where she
was called on account of illness of
Girl Scouts Hold
Court Of Awards
Miss Polly Lee, Director Of
The Asheville Council,
Lois Massie, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Guy Massie, and Patsy Gywn,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T. Le
noir Gwyn, received the high
award of "Curved Bar" at the Girl
Scout court of awards, which was
held on Friday night in the ban
quet hall of the Methodist church.
Miss Polly Lee, director of the
Asheville Girl Scout council, pre
sented the awards. Miss Lee was
introduced by Mrs. E. C. Wagen-
feld, captain of the local troop.
These girls are the first to re
ceive this high award in the en
tire Asheville council, of which
Waynesville, troop 13 is a mem
ber. A girl must be a first class
Scout and have five extra badges
'pertaining to one field of activity
to be eligible for this award. Patsy
Gwyn holds 30 badges, and Lois
iMassie has 24 to her credit.
I The following were promoted
from tenderfoot to second class
Scouts: Bebf: Medford, Ann Os
borne, Eloise Martin, Betty Brad
ley, Nancy Jones, Betsy Siler and
I Dorothy Rkheson and Catherine
iDavis were promoted from second
'class to first class Scouts.
The following merit badges were
awarded: Martha Mae Wyche,
painting and drawing; Betty Brad
ley, horsewoman; Doris Colkitt,
horsewoman and housekeeper;
Shirley Colkitt, tree finder; Nancy
Jones, cook and tree finder; Betsey
Siler, tree finder and cook.
Gladys Walker, bookbinding;
(Continued on back page)
No Second Race
Haywood's politicians settled
down for a long and well earned
rest, when it became certain this
week that there would be no sec
Bryan Mediford, runner-up in
the register of deeds race, was the
only Haywood Democratic candi
date eligible to call for a second
primary, but he was not so dis
posed. Haywood voters will now have
until November before they get to
go to the polls again.
Over 58,000 Visit
Park; An Increase
Over Last Year
A total of 58,139 persons visited
Great Smoky Mountains National
Park during May, 1940, and they
came in 18,600 vehicles. The vis
itors were from all 48 states, the
District of Columbia, Hawaii, Can
ada, Mexico, Canal Zone, and Cuba.
Forty-eight per cent of the visitors
were from other than the local
states of North Carolina and Ten
nessee. States in number of visitors: (1)
Tennessee, (2) North Carolina, (3)
Illinois, (4) Ohio, and (5) Georgia.
Travel for - May represents an
increase of 19 per cent over travel
for May, 1939. The increase was
proportionate through the three
checking stations. Travel for
travel year to date exceeds last
travel year through May, 1939, by
6 per cent
Miss Jane White Receives
Many Honors At Converse
Jane White, of Waynesville, who
received her degree from Converse
college at the recent commncement
exercises, was the recipient of many
campus honors during her course
of studies there.
For four years Miss White was
a member of the college athletic
association and the Y. W. C. A., and
for the same number of years was
on the staff of Parley Voo, student
newspaper, and a member of the
Reporters' club. In addition to this,
she was picture editor for the col
lege year book, secretary-treasurer
of the Social Science club, a mem
ber of the International Relations
club, and of the Classical club.
Miss White, the daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. C. C. White, is also a
member of Dalta Delta Kappa,
honorary organization. She was
class historian, and received her
bachelor of arts degree with her
major studies in sociology.
Larry Dixon, member of the
Brevard 4-H Club, of Transylvania
coun'y, and Edna Fa ye Myer, of
the Hot Springs 4-11 d'lb, of Mad
ison county, were adjudged district
4-11 club health monarchs after
physical examinations were con
ducted here on Salurduy by Dr.
C. N. Sisk, district health officer,'
and his assistants.
Young Dixon sored 05, highest
among the boys, whi'.o Edna Faye
Myers, high among tho girls, made
91. Winning second placiS in. the
contest were: Robert Hipps and
Marjorie Carswell, both members
of tho Canton 4-11 club.
The following counties were in
cluded in the contesting area, 4-H
club boys and girls having been
selected to represent each: Tran
sylvania, Madison, Jackson, Gra
ham, Henderson and Haywood.
Among the County farm agents
who attended the final examinations
conducted by Dr. Sink were: F. S.
Sloan, district farm agent, of
Franklin; G. R. Lackey, farm
agent, of Jackson; W. A. Wiggin,
agent of Graham; J. A. Glaznei',
of Transylvania, G. W. Bennett, as
sistant agent, of Henderson; Phil
lip Elam, of Madison county; J. C.
Lynn, of Haywood; Miss Estelle
Powers, home demonstration agent,
of Clay, and Miss Mary Margaret
Smith, Haywood home agent.
Jury Is Drawn
For July Term ,
Judge Wilson Warlick, Of
Newton, Is Scheduled
The following were drawn for
jury duty at the Monday meeting
of the county board of commission
ers for service in the July term of
criminal court over which Judga
Wilson Warlick, of Newton, is
scheduled to preside.
For the first week: Hugh Ter
rell, Clyde; Fred A. Queen, Pigeon;
Paul Medford, Beaverdam; F. L,
Webster, Beaverdam; Charles A.
Mooney, Clyde; E. G. Robinson,
Clyde; Harley McElroy, White
Oak; G. M. Keeter, Pigeon; Frank
Swafford, Beaverdam; G. H. Brown
John A. Henson, East Fork; M.
P. McKinhish, Beaverdam; W. H.
Davis, Waynesville; Millard How
ell, Waynesville; II. V. Plott, Way
nesville; J. Y. Davis, Crabtree;
Merritt Parton, Jonathan Creek;
Clifton Moody, Ivy Hill; Will
BradshaW, Crabtree; Hardy Med
ford, Waynesville; David Jaynes,
For the second week the follow
ing were drawn: Roy Best, Crab
tree; Joe N. Tate, Waynesville; T.
W. Ferguson, Waynesville; G. R.
Ferguson, Fines Creek; R. E. Owen,
Jonathan Creek; A. J, McCracken,
Waynesville; Alf Crcasman, Way
nesville; Claude W. Warren, Bea
verdam; Charlie Medford, Iron
Ed Williams, Beaverdam; Robt.
H. White, Iron Duff; Boone Rogers,
Fines Creek; Charles McCracken,
Fines Creek; Curtis Rogers, Fines
Creek; Talmadgo Hoglen, White
Oak; George W. Williams, Pigeon;
John Estes, Waynesville; John B.
WILLIAM CHAMBERS, JR.
IS CALLED NORTH BY
DEATH OF FATHER
William Chambers, Jr., was call
ed to Philadelphia Tuesday on ac
count of the death of his father,
William Chambers. Mr. Chambers
was 86 years old and had been in
ill health for sometime.
Up until his retirement about
five years ago, he had been em
ployed by the city oi rnuaaeipnia
for about thirty-five years in the
office of coroner. Mr. Chambers
had visited his son here a few years
Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Shelton were
among those who motored to Gat
linburg, Tenn., over the week-end.
St. John's School
The first five graduates of St.
John's Grammar School received
their certificates of graduation at
exercises held in St. John's Chapel
last Tuesday evening. The Most
Rev. Eugene J McGuinness, D. D.,
Bishop of Raleigh, presented the
certificates and addressed the grad
Bishop McGuinnesg administered
the Sacrament of Confirmation to
twenty-one candidates as follows!
Frances Allison, Kathleen Allison,
Waynesville; Marjorie Ann Cole
man, Asheville; Edna Davis, Can
ton; Eleanor Earley, Ethel Eearley,
Waynesville; Marion Holcombe,
Waynesville; Charles Kinney, Cole
.man Kinney, Cornell Kinney,
Gladys Kinney, Franklin; Dorothy
Martel, Lorraine Martel, Waynes
ville; Phillip Martin, Cherokee;
Anne Morminio, Waynesville; Roy
Harold Morris, Sylva; Mrs. Frank
Sauter, Cherokee; Richard Under
wood, Spauldon Underwood, Way
nesville; Elizabeth Wasilik, John
; Out of town clergymen present
at the occasion were, in addition to
J?ishop McGuinness: Rev, Henri
Blanc, Oteeh; Rev. John Brown,
Raleigh; Rev. Hugh Dolan, Swan
nanoa; Rev. James H. King, Ashe
Ville; Rev. John P. Manley, Ashe
ville; Rev. Phillip O'Mara, Hender
sonville; Rev. Arthur Racette, Ed
enton; Rev. Edward A. Rigney,
Mr. and Mrs. A. R. Rabhan have
as their guesto, their parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Louis Rabhan, of Sa
. Mr. and Mrs. Dan Watklns have
as their guests this week the form
er's mother, Mrs. W. G. Watkins,
of Henderson, and his sister, Mrs.
L. E. Breedlove, of Oxford.
County Will Aid
UDC In Erecting
At the first Monday meeting
held here this week the county
board of commissioners decided
to co-operate with the Haywood
chapter of the Daughters of the
Confederacy in the movement to
erect a marker on the court house
grounds commemorating the Hay
wood County veterans of the War
Between the States.
Mrs. Noble Garrett, Mrs. L. M.
Killian, and Mrs. E, J. Hyatt com
posed dhe committoo from the
chapter which appeared before the
The commissioners agreed to
place tho bowlder and the Daugh
ters of the Confederacy will buy
the bronze tablet which will bear
the memorial inscription.
A number of road petitions were
heard on Monday and a few tax
releases made. Comparatively few
calls for help were heard.
Mr. And Mrs. Nay Will
Operate Brookside Farm
Mr, and Mrs. W. A. Nay, of Ft.
Lauderdale, Fla., have arrived and
opened Brookside Farm, at Dell
wood. The place is known locally
as the Campbell place.
Mr. and Mrs. Nay and son, Ed,:
are experienced hotel operators. In
the winter they operate the New
River hotel in Ft. Lauderdale.
This is their first season in this
section, but have made elaborate
plans for the summer, and are now
busily contacting many of their
friends in the "Sunshine" state.
Dr. and Mrs. O. T. Alexander left
yesterday for Charlotte where
they went to attend the gradua
tion of their nephew from high
BEGINNING NEXT WEEK
of the Short Series Type
'Roulette of Love'
By May Christie
Interest runs riot when a ro
mantic artist and a rich young
man set their hats for the
same girl who doesn't know
what to do.
This serial starts next week
in The Mountaineer.