Published In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance 6 The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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WAYNESVILLE, N. O, THURSDAY, JUNE 20, 1940
$1.50 In Advance In Haywood And Jackson Counties
oco -'Cherokee Road Survey
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n i ir is exuetu v
Len.arily to France, a,-
French govetm..".- -
the German leader a plea
.u is anxiously await- V- -S
rrm. and P"ce ot Peace D"U rUI" lmilt?
Glenn Cagle Remains Un
conscious In Hospital From
Accident 48 Days Ago
ter fliuer '
in Munich, reacueu u
ut on me ai""""5
,.ers toward KTance
Viit h twn
r sn armiaucc, u
had not last nigni revci-
Lrms or the time.
Ldon. diplomatic sources
Lt during their conference
ifh. Mussolini hae urgrea
L, modulate the harsh terms
anv intended to impose
ice. These sources said that
I.; indicated that, if Uer
as moderate, Italy woum
her demands to Corsica,
Nice and certain African
tch as Djibouti, and that II
Id Hitler that it would be
"consume the French lm
herry "in several Dites m-
one. These reports were
Pius addressing an audi
Vatican City, appealed for
is peace terms.
the terms for peace were
framed, the armies, air
fend navies of France and
jy continued fighting, with
twits that heavy battles
ging in southern France.
were that the rear Jrench
las in chaos, as the men
ngry and tired from weeks
Daniels to Open 27th
Session at Junaluska
Ker, in spite of the peace
ought by France, it was an-
from England that She
lcarry on. Plans are ai
knderway for her to take
ranee's war supplies, and
leir to those contracted for
United States. In the
brae, Prime Minister Win-
IhurchiU told his fellow
(men that Briton is strong-
pred to fight invasion and
are good and reasonable
if fir.al victory."
I'nited States servea no-
the German and Italian
Fents that it will enforce
roe Doctrine by refusing to
p any change in the
fity. of the French, British
lh possessions in this hem-
late department has dis-
at the notifications were
to the two governments on
y the American envoys to
fid Rome. The move came
after France had sued
p for peace. Raisine the
I? that French islands In
orId might be made for
the drafting of a peace,
iierlands already has been
Frd by Germany.
Faming carried out legis-
, . ' ' h 4 iiaiuui.
;' signature. That
ites into law the Mon.
Jctrine nolicv nt TTnH
distance' to any change
f aUS QUO Of fnrnimi 1ante
F in thp Wontor, i,
wpies of the identical
w ' given to representa
French, Dutch and
billion dollar naval ex-
as recommended hv
r .uat committee Tues
j. 'wiit Koosevelt's n-
r - said in Washington
? l as rm.. j
autnonze the construc
e Wst navy in world
passing even the com-
eniI f this nation.
pfday that President
' Proposed for compul
t :nient service envissa-
.0 V! Z.UIHI.IUH1 unn-n
For forty days Glenn Cagle, vic
tim of a hit and run driver, has
been unconscious in the Haywood
For forty days the sheriffs de
partment has been diligently
working to solve the mystery and
has followed one clue after anoth
er in an attempt to locate the
guilty party or parties.
Solution of the mystery was
climaxed on Tuesday night when
Dwain Robinson was arrested, fol
lowing information divulged by
persons said .to have been riding in
the car with bim at the time he is
alleged to have hit someone and
failed to stop.
Robinson, foreman in a local
manufacturing plant, was bound
over, without privilege of bond, for
trial at the July term of criminal
court, at a hearing held here yes
terday before magistrate C. B.
Jess Miller and John Boyd were
sworn jn as witnesses. Jack Med
ford another alleged occupant of
the car, who had been summoned,
was unable to be present on ac
count of illness.
Miller had previously made a
written statement as to the test
imony which was brought out at
the hearing yesterday.
Miller testified that he and his
wife were riding with Robinson
and hi3 wife, Jack Medford, son
Of J. B. Medford, of Iron Duff, and
John Boyd, son of R. T. Boyd, on
the night of May the 10th, and
that on the street near the old
Sulphur Spring Hotel the car had
side swiped something, but that
they did not stop, but looked back
and saw nothing.
Miller testified that Boyd and
Medford got out after the car left
Smathers street and turned out
over the bridge and railroad track
and headed up toward the high
school building, and that they went
to the spot where the thought
the car had hit something. Boyd
told a similar story.
Deputy Sheriff Noble Ferguson
testified that the sheriff's depart
ment was called around 9 o'clock
on the night of May the 10th and
told that there was a man lying on
Smathers street that had been
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JONATHAN DANIEILS, editor
of the News ami Observer, Raleigh,
and prominent author, will be the
speaker Sunday ut eleven o'clock
whi-n Haywood County Day is ob
served at Lake J unuluska.
"Gome Get Them
While They Last"
Donald Dunham, well known
gardener, whose generosity
each summer, fills many a bar
ren spot in local flower gard
ens, is making his usual an
nual offer of free plants and
invites the public "to come
and get them while the last."
This year Mr. Dunham is
giving away Chinese forget
menots, petunias, candytuft,
and baby's breah. Any per
son desiring some of these
plants is asked to call at the
Dunham House oni either
Thursday or Friday afternoon,
after 4 o'clock.
Mr. Dunham asks that no
phone calls or requests to save
plants be made.
Ever Filed In
The longest legal document
ever to be filed in the office of
the register of deeds of Hay
wood County is now in the pro
cess of being transferred to
the records. It is a mortgage
and deed of trust made by
the Carolina Power and Light
Company to the Irving Trust
Company of New York and
to Frederick G. Herbert, of
East Orange, N. J.
There are 313 printed pag
es of the document, which in
volves around $42,000,000. The
mortgage is being made for
the purpose of refinancing the
indebtedness of the company
on a lower rate of interest.
The mortgage covers all
properties and rights-of-way
of the company in both North ,
and South Carolina. Dupli
cates of this same lengthy doc
ument will be filed in approxi
mately 30 counties in this
state in which the company
has holdings. It will also be
filed in the communities of
South Carolina where the com
pany owns properties.
Raleigh Editor Will Speak
At Eleven, For Annual
Haywood County Day
With Jonathan Worth Daniels,
editor of the nAtb and Observer,
Raleigh, as guest speaker, the
Lake Junaluska Assembly will
launch its 27th session Sunday
with the annual observance of
Haywood County Day, Admission
to the grounds will be free and a
big crowd is expected from all
over Haywood county and from
Asheville and other nearby cities.
Mr. Daniels is programmed to
speak at H a. m. At 3 p. m., there
will be a band concert by the
Waynesville High School band and
the Rev. J. G. Huggin, Jr., of Way
nesville will preach at 8 p. m.
Following Haywood County Day
I the regular round of summer as
semblies, institutes, and schools
sponsored by the Methodist church
will begin. .
Harry Dennian, of Nashville,
secretary of evangelism, is due
to arrive Monday morning and will
direct a Conference of Evangel
ism through the 3rd of July.
Also scheduled to open on June
24th is the Senior Assembly of
the Western North Carolina Con
ference, to be followed by the
Young People's Assembly July
Indications point to a banner at
tendance and a full schedule of
events, closing with a week of
preaching by Bishops J, C. Mroom
field, of St. Louis, and Edwin H.
Hughes, of Washington, Aug 21
Sept. 1, according to Dr. W. A.
Important features of Evangel
ism Week will be the morning
preaching at 11 o'clock sponsored
by the. Assembly. Two speakers
will be Bishop U. V. W. Darling
ton, of Huntington, W. Vs., Bisfcop
Charles C. Selecman. of Oklahoma
City, Okla., and Mr. Denrean.
There will also be two forums each
day -during thp week One forum
Will be led by the Rev. George
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Of Highway Is Seen
Two Arrested For
Moody Stevenson and Troy Stev
enson, brothers, will be given a
preliminary hearing tomorrow be
fore United States Commissioner
W. T. Shelton on charges of own
ing and operating an illegal still.
The Stevenson men were arrest
ed on Tuesday by John Edwards,
chief deputy United States Mar
shall at their home 12 miles from
Waynesville in the Iron Duff sec
tion of the county.
AI.V1N T; WARD, Waynesville
attorney, will assumim- office as
president of the local Lions Club
on July first, succeeding Kev. J. S,
A. T. Ward Named
The Lions Club
New Officers Elected For
lK-al Orjrunizat in. V!ll
Take Office July First
A T. Ward, Waynesville attorn
y, was elected 'president of the
local Lions Club here last week,
with Francis Massie as first vice
president. Mr. Wanl succeeds J.
S. Hopkins as prescient.
G, C. Ferguson will serve as sec
ond vice president, and J. W. Kii
lian ns third.
W. L. Hardin, Jr., will continue
as secretary of the organization,
with Henry Davis as treasure1-.
Dr. N. F. Lancaster was elected
director for one year, wliil C. H.
Barrett Was elucted liontamer and
(J. W. Colkitt is tailtwister.
Tht new officers will assi'mr
their duties on July first.
More Roads In
By Chas. E. Ray
Four Entrances On North
Carolina Side Suggested By
Waynegville Business Man
By HILDA WAY GWYN
There are four scenic and logical
entrances into the Great hmoky
Mountains National Park on the
North Carolina side, in addition to
the New Found Gap entrance. These
entrances are as yet closed doors
to the visitors. Shut in behind the
entrances lie some of the most beau
tiful sections of the entire park.
Until roads are built, comparative
ly few will seek to discover by foot
and trail the secrets of this area.
The history of the Great Smoky
Mountains National Park is an old
story to the people of Western
North Carolina. The older gene
ration who worked for years for
its development still like to tell of
the early fight for government con
servation of this scenic area.
lt is doubtful however, if the
majority of the citizens of the state
fully realized the present trends
and phases of the development of
the great preserve. It is time the
people of the state and especially
of Western North Carolina die",
some active Work for the develop
ment of the North Carolina side in
addition to publicising the fact that
in this section is "ttao eastern en
tinnce to the Great Smoky Moun
tains' National Park."
For various reasons the four
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Officers Think Two Escaped
Convicts Stole Local Automobile
Of -State Tour
Left Wednesday On Trip To
Make PJans For Second
Annual Out-Of-State Tour
Facts 0 n County Fair
year for potential mil-
The county commissioners at
their regular third Monday meet
ing here heard the report of the
recently appointed fair committee
composed of R. L. Prevost, T L.
Bramlett and T." Lenoir Gwyn,
but no definite action was taken,
pending certain legal aspects that
were to be reported upon at a later
date by Grover C. Davis, county
The committee presented let
terg of endorsement from agricul
tural groups over the county, in
cluding 500 prominent farmers;
letters from the 17 Home demon
stration clubs of the county with
a total membership of around 400.
There were also letters pre
sented from various civic groups
in the towns as well as the en
dorsement of the Waynesville and
Canton Chambers of Commerce.
The commissioners expressed
themselves as being highly in fa
vor of the movement to establish
an educational and agricultural
fair, but were not certain of their
legal authority as county commis
sioners to take the steps asked
by the fair committee.
The greater part of the meeting
Monday was taken up with the
hearing of read petitions and the
granting 0t exemptions.
Parking On Main
To 30 Minutes
Beginning Friday morning
the first day of Summer the
police department will restrict
parking on Main street to
thirty minutes, at all hours.
The traflic officer on duty on
Main street, will make regular
rounds every thirty minutes,
checking all cars, and mark
ing them for a time limit.
Traffic tickets will be issued
to all those who violate the
parking law, it was pointed
Modern Grade "A"
Dairy Near Here
A tato-wide search i being:
made ?or a green two-door Chev
rolet, owned by Charlie Wood
ward, which was stolen from Main
street here Monday. Police are
of tl opinion that two escaped
convicts drove the car off.
Two youtuj white convicts, of
the Vhitticr camp, escaped while
working at Balsam. They are
alleged to have gone to BenderFOrt
ville, and there stolen a 1940 La
Saile. They drove this car back
to Bryson City, and there held
up a prison guard and 'demanded
the rtlease of a convict. -
The three, then drove back to
wards Waynesville, only to wreck
the far at a railroad crossing,
breaking the foot of the released
convict. They left him and fled.
They arrived in Waynesville
by taxi, and -were last seen walk
ing up the street towards the
point where the Woodward car
was parked. An hour later the
The county. 'farm agents left on
Wednesday for a trip through
Watauga and Alleghaney counties
and t.hrn.igh the Shennnndoah
Valley I' Washington for the pur
pose of planning the annual out-of-state
farm tor for the farmers
of Haywood County. Plans will
also, include visits to some inter
esting places 'in Washington and
the return trip will be made by
way of Richmond and Winston
Salem. Last year sixty-five farmers and
businpsfl men made the out-of-state
tour into Tennessee and Vir
ginia and it is expected that about
one hundred and fifty farmers will
make the toor this year.
Plans are to start the tour on
July the 16th and return to Way
nesville on July the 19 th. Some
of the Outstanding beef cattlt
farms in eastern America will be
The county agent has announ
ced that letters will be Bent to
all farmers in the county giving
the details. f the tour and every
one expecting to join the party are
asked to notify the office at once.
While in Washington the county
agents also plan to investfgare
further into the plans of the Ru
ral Electrification Administration
project that has been started in
the county in hopes of finding out
some definite information concern-
Cherokee Reservation And
Newfound Gap Would lie 11
Miles Nearer Waynesville
A survey of the Soco Gap-Cher
okee road got underway this week
by the state highway department
engineers, with all indications,
that the 12-mile project will be
ready to let to a contractor by
September first. The project will
be an extension of Highway No.
293, which now dead-ends at Soco
The surveying crew, under tha
direction of B. S. Marsh, expect to
be in the field about thirty days,
running the same lines which
were run in 19H3 and 1934, with
only a few minor changes at tha
Cherokee end of the route, which
has built up during the past six
Contracts were awarded in
September, 1934 for the construc
tion of this road, but were later
recalled by the federal govern
ment pending final routing of the
Blue Ridge Parkway. Now that
the route of the parkway has been
determined, ami all legal obstac-
es. removed, the state is going
ahead where it left off in 1934.
The old line, as surveyed in 1933,
was n high standard road, and the
best ) ie possible was used. The
state - bought the right-of-ways
alone hig line, and few if any
chani,. are expected to be mado
until the line reaches the Reserva
tion.. About half of the road will be in
thi mountains, and the ;otli :t .
down Soco Creek valley. 1 no
other end of the road will resem
ble in many ways, the road from
Dell wood to Soco Gap, it was said
by engineers. The roadway will
be a standard 30-foot road.
The contract, as let in Septem
ber, 1934, called for $375,228, for
12.28 miles. About $55,000 of
this was for structures, and th
remainder for grading and sur
The road passes within 70 feet
of the famous Soco falls, at one
point, and a good view can be had
from another point on the proposed
The road, when completed, will
put Cherokee and Newfound Gap
11 miles nearer Waynesville than
at present. It will tnake a short
cut to the park from this end, ani'
will open up some majestic scenic
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To Be Checked i
FpreUson's Dairy, producers
Grade "A" raw milk, and kindred
dairy products, announced this
week that they had begun daily
delivery in Waynesville and Ha-
The dairy i;- operated by J. Earl
Ferguson, and his brother, C. B.
Ferguson, recently of New Jersey.
The farm is on the Soco Gap high
theft was reported to poJice wio ;n? tfce completion of the exten
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Movies Made of Square
Dance For State Film
Twenty-four supervisors will
start checking on the 2,400 farm
ers participating in the 1940 agrj.
cultural conservation program, ac
cording to the county farm agent's
office. They hope to complete the
work by the latter part of July.
The duties of these supervisors
are to check the farms for soil
building practices, measure tho
tobacco acreage, and explain the
1940 program in general. All
farmers are asked to co-operate
with these supervisors jn getting
an accurate check on every farm
in the county so that in each case
the farmer may receive the max
imum benefit payment from the
Farmers who exceed their 1940
burley tobacco acreage allotment
will be subject to a tax of 10 cents
per pound based on the excess
acreage plus 8 cents per pound
penalty under the agricultural
These farmers who are over their
acreage allotment will be riven
an opportunity to destroy this ex
cess tobacco and avoid the tax
As part of a $25,000 movie trav-
lelogue of .""th (.aroniia, i"
nlfit.lv ; Wir- K .T Reynolds. Jr., and
- 1 - svi t . y y
equipped with modern electric
equipment throughout, and ; "is as
fine as can be had," it was said.
At present, 20 Guernsey cows
are being milked.
J. Earl Ferguson, who was re
cently nominated in the Demo
cratic primary as tax collector and
supervisor, has been in the dairy
business for 15 years. He will
also continue to manage the Jon
athan Roller Mill.
the state advertising oriunii,
100 people gathered at Cataloochce
ranch Monday night to stage a
square dance for the grinding
Besides local people, and some
members of the Soco Gap Dance
Team, a party that left the next
day for an 8-day trip through the
park were on hand.
The pictures were made by Bill
Baker,, and Mr. McLeain, of the
state department. They were ac
companied by Joe Roberts, of the1
Xational Geographic Magazine. f
During the dance, Sam Queen I
and Rankin Ferguson d.d the call-;
ing of figures. j
The photographers spent Tues-!
day in the park with H. C. Wil-1
They made their way down to
Cherokee for scenes there, and
later to join the trail riders for an
over-nigbt stay. The photograph
ers will go to the Brysori City
area for more pictures this week
Tomorrow ... .
and today, dear readers,
is the last day of spring.
Tomorrow, good old summer
time makes it annual arrival.
Predictions for a hot sum
mer, have failed to bring crit
icism from those who so well
remember last winter, when
the mercury dropped to 12
degrees below zero.