The Waynesville Mountaineer
Published In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance oj The Great Smoky Mountains Notional Park
-EAR NO. 26 Sixteen Pages
WAYNESVILLE, N. C, THURSDAY, JUNE 27, 1940
$1.50 In Advance In Haywood And Jackson Counties
i Vn' uv J
tirnf his country in its hour
est iii-nl. Marshal - Henri
i- I'otain, M. this week,
it'iu-f tw nis with Germany
v. hnngiiig to an end, the
t-ith war. He was command
chief of 'tK r- 'enrich armies
ast davs if the World War.
the 10-cJav victory cele
of Germany marks another
in the Luropean situation,
n. limelight that 'has fo-
so ontr over the dreaded
hen tnt- Germans might get
ft of the ' French. Americans
i . '
fcke a brief respite and turn
rtlicht at least, temporarily,
f National Republican Con
p now in session in Phila-
in many ways the war has
to American shores and the
races on thp floors of the
la! Convention hall in Phil-
!ph V. Martin, of Massa-
fc, "'? permanent chairman;
Jst of a row over the for-
Micy that created a terriffic
to the already heated at
temor HarolH Rtasspn. of
fa, keynoter, called tihe
cans to advance on four
-Drp.riArpflhi,cG!flfik j A 1
iAr.se economic welfare
erai governmental effec
Ps- He ciiticizpd PrpsiHen
r tit s nronnsal t nmmil
latlOna) tninm ol nnlli
lX f other New Deal ten-
f1 the contentiona that nah
arise from ti,'- cclt;
, - ..... v,,C Cl.lCI.blUU VI
repteble nrpsirlentiol rH1.
looms the Question of
tv . .
r- (WW ol thp Rpmih Hpan
urn' tit or intn
camnaicn thai- xrill
f11 l immiHjint nort i Wn
t i -wtiv t ' b All
I -.i v, 111 V-J K VllVU
F-'f fr President now are
- i aft and Vilkie,; with ex-
- Mciuen noover a po
tandidate in the back-
' i , CCIlu"y waning to
his pany to lead them
har liu -fio ti. !u
r th Xew Deal
; th s stage of the conven
1 .is an alarming battle
t (ii-l-irates a-.d it is re-
r y 11 continues, Sicon
Nation Needs First Column That
Is Built On Faith, Hope And High
Idealism, Says Jonathan Daniels
, , :
1,000 Hear Raleigh Editor i
At Opening Of 27th Season ISaVal SeCretarT
At Lake Junaluska
The 27th season of the Lake
.TnnahiKka Assembly of the Meth
odist Assembly got off to a good
start with the celebration of iiay
wood County Day Sunday.
Jonathan Daniels, editor of the
News and Observer, Raleigh, and
the Rev. J. G. Huggin, Jr., pastor
of the First Methodist church at
Waynesville, were guest speakers
at 11 a. m. and .8 p. m. respective
ly. Mr. Daniels had as his sub
ject "Defending Democracy at
Home," and the Rev. Mr. Huggin
drew a lesson from the Scripture
story of the healing of the man
who was born blind.
The premiere performance of
the Wavnesville Township school
band of 60 pieces was an afternoon
ovent. which attracted a Dig crowd,
Concerts by the band at regular
intervals throughout the season
promise to be one of the popular
features of the summer program.
The opening program of the
Evangelism Conference was given
in the auditorium at 8 p. m, Mon
day with Dr. W. A. bhelton,, or
Birmingham, Ala., delivering the
keynote address. During the week
there will be addresses by msnops
U. V. W. Darlington, Charles Selec
man, Harry Denman and Dr. W. A.
Shelton, of Birmingham, Ala.
Anyone who is not confused
about the world today is either an
nnholiavablv wise man or a fool
said Mr. Daniels, and "even in
this land. without passports wnile
the world is fighting Democracy,
it is a good thing to consider some
of the problems m democracy win
Problems of democracy such as
exists in America according to
Mr. Daniels offer ample opportu
nity for the exercise of all the
brains and energy this , count. j
"There is no time to stop,' he
"until we have faced and
conquered the problems that be-
1 .1:.. Vinrn
Beige us. fne men who cbhic
were men drawn from crowd
ed lands but they came to a land
that awoke in their nearis a
of a free land.
Stores To Close
On The Fourth
The stores of the communi
ty will be closed all day in
observance of the Fourth of
July, on next Thursday, it was
announced yesterday by N.
W. Garrett, president of the
merchants division of the
Chamber of Commerce.
The program for the day
will be a 12jhour sports event,
running from 10 in the mo roll
ing until the same hour that
night, including softball, golf,
tennis and horseshoe matches
between Waynesville and Can
The compleU' sports pro
gram will be found today on
the sports page of this newspaper.
COT.. FRANK K.N'uX. tt, Chi-
rairo miblisher. a World War ar
tillery Colonel and Republican vice-
presidential nominee in 19.SO, was
nominated last week by President
Roosevelt for the position as secre
tary of the Navy. At the same
time Henry 1,. Stimwm, 73, - who
was .President Hoover's secretary
of state, was nominated for the post
of War Secretary, which tilled in
the first administration of 1 resi
dent Taft. Stimsuii i.s alu a World
War artillery colonel."
For 1940 Tour
Arrangements Made For
Accommodations For 100 On
Second Annual Tour
Movies Made Of
Tye Sanders, of the Universal
News Reel, shot 550 feet of film at
the blacksmith shop of MiUis Mcs-
. . si i
ser. on the Jett forK ol uove vreen
biVTuei'day. The movie was made
as a result' of the interest of Bill
Baker, of the advertising division
of the State Department of Con
servation and Development in co
operation with H. C. Wilburn, act,
Jng historian of the Great Smoky
Mountains National rarK.
Thn film will show the complete
l : maVintr a mniintaill
A i proevuuie in
"We face serious and important I rjfe flom the beginning through
ni-nhlems in our South which lie
at the heart of all American hopes
in this land. We are lucKy to oe
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OSBORNE COW BREAKS
AN OFFICIAL RECORD
a ,or rpcnrd exceeding the av
erage of the Guernsey breed for
her age and class has juc oeen
completed by a four year old cow
Edna of Garden Creek 4505CO of
Canton, tested and owened by m.
Tnnioa Oshnme. Her official re
cord supervised by the North Car-
olint State College and announce
by The American Guernsey Cattle
Club is 13437.3 pounds of milk and
571.3 pounds ot butter iai
For The Asking
Donald Dunham is still giv
ing away flower plants. This
afternoon between four and
six o'clock he will give away
petunia plants, as long as they
Mr. Dunham, well known lo
cal gardener, gave away hun
dreds of flower plants last
week in two days he set aside
for persons to call.
u. r;niK stacrps and inen ioi
Lilt; i 'll 1 -
lowed by demonstrations of target
Milas Messer was assited by nis
The county farm agents have
returned from a trip through the
Shennandoah Valley and other
narts of Virginia, and Washington
I). C. on which definite plans were
made for the second annual out-of-
the-state tour. The tour is sched
uled to start on Tuesday. July the
ICth and last four days, tnrougn
The tour will consist of a visit
ihrouirh Watauga county in this
state, 150 miles of the lllue Ridge
Parkway, several hundred miles
through the Shennandoah Valley
which is one of the outstanding
farming sections of the United
States, one day's visit in Washing
ton, D. C, a tour through King
am's Packing house in Richmond,
Vavuiid other points en route.
A visit will be made in the Shen
nandoah Valley and in Augusta
county, the, largest county in Vir
ginia, where beef cattle, dairy cat
tle and workstock farms, empha
sizing breeding and pasture pro
gram are being carried out. The
highlight in the Shennandoah Val
ley will be the visit to the largest
breeder of thoroughbred hows
in the United States.
The tour will include a distance
traveled of 1,100 miles, with four
days and three nights away from
home. Thv total cost of the tour
will be $12.00 which takes care of
lithe transportation' ($5.50) lodg
ing, VI nights), ijz.oo; signiseemg
Land Erosion Is
According to a recent soil sur
vey (here are 20,000 acres of land
n Haywood County that have lost
toosoil due to erosion. There are
approximately 8,000 acres that are.
eroded beyond control, being made
unfit for agricultural purposes,
The survey also revealed the fact
that there are over hOO acres ol
land in the county being abandoned
each year because of erosion.
Havwood County has 202,000
acres of land of which 4:1,375 is list
ed as cropland, that is land that
in farmed in regular rotation in
There are about 2.l00 farmers
in Haywood County, thus giving an
average of about sixteen acres per
It was nointed out that if as
much of the soil is lost during the
next twenty years as has been lost
during the past similar length
of time, there will be only 24,000
acres of useful land for crops. This
means that average cropland per
farm Would be less than ten acres
per farm and that the crop yields
would be decreased in proportion.
Soil is the greatest natural re
source, it was pointed out recently
hv thp county farm agents. A
Masons From Many
States Expected Here
K y ;.!
; A f ,A..&
DR. J. R McCRACKKN is gene
ral chamimii of t In- sixth annual
summer assembly of the Uraiid
Council of Royal and Select Masons
,,f North Carolina, which will be
piece of ground is cleared and na-iheld here On July 8, ! and 10.
lure gives a good son, tnai is ricn
in organic matter, nut man de
stroys this fertility by depleting
crops, causing rapid decay from
The county farm agents are
helping many of the Haywood
County farmers to work out soil
conservation programs on their
farms by seeding more legumes
and graseS, contour st rip-cropping,
and the use of lime and phos
phate. During the past throe
years, Haywood County farmers
have used over 17,000 toils of .-Time
ami l.ocu pounds ol pnospmue
Major ,1. 11. Howell was elected
judge -advocate, at the annual con
vention of the North (baroima
Ainerican Legion, in session .this
week in High Point.
R. Dave Hall, of Belmont, was
elected state commander to suc-
tu:.. ......1.1.,.,, ,.c Kinn wl. ch coed . lino 11.- Kohv. "1 v.reenvuie.
is facing tun only Haywood Coun-1 Kl.rt.-d as v,- . oni.oan.lors were
tv land owners, but is an inneas- Harry K. Keller, of Baden K. C.
iiig problem throughout the land, (lodwon, of New Bern, and J. 0.
will have to be taken io har,.', oth- Thomas, of Lcaksvilie.
ciwisc coming generations will
have to "suffer for the careless prac
tices of today, agricultural author
ities have pointed out.
. . ...
P-uidates mav tat Q er.
, ... c away irom
,Jl 'he present furnrit
'3S. Carfvin T)..l..
- "s me last report, in
W thaf -
k gave surprise in
. nc was
'"nation that after tha
lAr-l WOuld ive Gov-
l. ",r n- James the com
r""" lead that Taft would
hZsV secand round- There
gfonthat Dewey would
ion if - outside candi-
V;.., ,,r. nrst ballot, but that
C .tXr?the lad on
IB VlPUl r.t t
iCoi'- importance of
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brother, Melvin in staging the dem- j tour in Washington, $1.50, while
nnvtrations They are both past arrangements have been made for
sixty years of age, and are the I meals at approximately 35 cents
sons of the late Isaac Messer, one 1 p,.r meal. This makes the cost of
time famous riffle maker in me uiur aooui one cmi p' mm,
locality. including travel, room meals, and
Much of the material used in the , tne a,nKW w ,.
Some ol tne nignugnw m niwu
ington will be visit to the agricul
tural building, the Capitol, the
White House, the Washington
monument, Lincoln Memorial, and
a sight-seeing tour of the entire
Arrangements have been made
by the county agents to take care
of one hundred persons at the
above rate of $12.00. Letters have
been mailed to all the farmers in
the county asking them to go on
the tour. The first hundred per
sons making applications for this
tour will he signed up at once.
Later applicants may have to pay
a little more for their lodging and
Women are also urged to take
the tour this year.
was loaned bv H. C. Wilburn,
and came from his collection oi
items of the pioneer period repre
sentative of this section.
While the Messer brothers do not
rifflpo nut riirht now, when
young they assisted their father inj
the art and are still expert
mendng them. .
The picture starts with the
straightening of the barrel, then
the making of the stock and then
the metal fittings. The method
of loading and unloading a moun
tain riffle is also shown. As a
climax, the expert shot of the two
men will be seen in target pracf
The name "Klondike" comes
from the Klondike river, a tribu
tary of the Yukon, which- flows
through the Yukon territory in
central Alaska and northeast Can
ada. Klondike is an Indian name
meaning "a river of fish." ' .-'
Last Kites For
Arlo T. McCracken
Fumral services were held at
2. o'clock on Wednesday afternoon
at. the First Haptist. church ..for.
Alio T McC'racki-n, who died ,U
3:30 a. hi. on Tuesday at the Hay
I wood County Hospital.. The Rev.
j J, M Wdodard, jiastof of the Ha
zel wood. Baptist . church Olncialed.
Burial was in Greenhill cemetery.
Nephews served as active pall
hearers. Among those included in the list
of honorary palllxcnrerS wi-re:
Hardv Snarks. Joe Davis, John
lilalock, George Bischoff, George
Walls, Clarence Scruggs, all or
Hazelwood, Robt. V- Welch, C. B.
Atkinson, Asbury Howell, Oliver
Shelton, Frank Davis, Dr J. R-
McCracken, Dr. Dudley W. bmith,
(iihi.i- iillii-i'i-s - elected and in
stalled at the convention -were: the
Rev. David Faust, of Salisbury,
chaplain; George K. Snow, of Mt.
A ry, historian; Bryan Booo, of
Winston-Salem, nlitioiial eommit
teenian and Ralph .1. Shell, of
Hickory, -alternate national com
mitteeman.. Delegates to t lie national conven
tion arc: Claude Kamsy 'of As'he-
vilie; R. L. Keller, o," Morgafitoti ;
Ceorge yuillen, of Fayetteville,
M. William Dowd, of Sanford,
All Indications Point To
One Of Best Meetings Of
Thp sixth annual summer as
sembly of the Grand Council of
Masons of North Carolina will be
held in Waynesville, July 8, 9, and
10. This promises to be one of
the best meetings that has been
held in the history of the summer
assembly, according to Dr. J. K.
McCracken, grand chairman.
The General Grand Master of
the General Crand Council of the
United States, Charles H. John
son, is to be present, and will speak
to a gathering of Masons in an
open Blue Lodge meeting on Tues
day evening, July 'J. Mr. Johnson
has the reputation of being one of
the outstanding Masonic orators
in the entire country, and all Mm
sons are invited to hear him. Many
other Masons, high in the ranks
of Cryptic Masonry, have indi
cated their intention to attend,
among them is the Grand Master of
New York, Edward Feih, and Hor
ace L. Stephens, Grand Master of
the Grand Council of Ohio.
The team coming from Cleveland
Ho confer the Super Excellent
Master's degree will consist or
thirty, or more, men, and many
other prominent Masons of Ohio
have made plans to be here.
Masons from Pennsylvania and
a large delegation from Tennes
see, also from Smit'1 Carolina, and
smaller delegations from several
other slate are expected.
"These meeting have been tn
medium 'of 'advertising.- Western
North Carolina in a sect ion that
had previously known very little
about it, and most of those who
have attended lieretolore say tncy
are coming back. To -pinko this
meeting the .success that il should
be, we will need, the co-operation
and support, not only of the local
Masons, but uf 'tho community a
well 'I lie mountain trips, and lh
picnic lunch will he open to the
public, and the community is ask
ed to contribute food for the picnic.
A committee will call , on the citi
aeiiH of the town for such contri
butions, and the Masons of Hay
wood County-'are .requested to co
operate," the chairman Said.
15 Local Persons
Members Of Good
Five cars from Waynesville con
taining fifteen persons joined tho
"Good. Neighbor Tour" composed
of 17 cars and 07 people that made
up a touring party to several West
ern North Carolina counties.
J. Dale Stentz, secretary of the
local Chamber of commerce was
the. director of the tour, which was
so successful that it was decided
Second Group Ol TmU lliders
To Leave tor raw. i rip i Ht-mw
Peck's Comer, lo
Will Preside At
July Mixed Term
The July mixed term of court.
at Which b"'-h" criminal and Civil
cases will I.- tried, will convene
here on Mori. lay, July the 8th, with
Judge Wi M-r Warlick, of Newton,
ide is from recK ; .d;n?
mmit of Mt. Sterl-r ,ic,f-ket is reported to be
very light' for a. July term which
is usually ! wded.
-.A-'a ranch, which is easily
. il.. n' nmmr mornm? in Time ioi . t ,
western . states. welM" "N ch and on to Asheville for the.Mearinff I OITipieumi
norses win db or bus back home. ine
This week, the first group y .
people returned from thejame rouc .. mi in.
Miss Hazel Houston, iNev.
Frank Kennedy, Jr., and John
Kennedy, sons of Mr. and Mrs.
Frank Kennedy, Jonainan , - mMnt or(?anjzat1(m
Creek, were among the graduates I , J Neigbor" group.
of the school of mechanical engin-1 . flaRmhiH in ach
of the towns where stops were
made, and the party was cordially
received at each point visited.
Tho motiircalp loft Wavnesville
. Timuihiu nwu-niriir ami w:m ioined
John Kennedy has gone to (Jan- jn Sylva. Bryson City, Andrews,
eering ol Stale uonege inis mumn.
Frank Kennedy, Jr., is now in
Salisbury, where he has a position
with the Carolina Power and Light
Medford, Sr., Tom I Company.
m.tt Penn' where he has a job with ! Mnmh,, 'anA iruuasvilU U itlior
the Elliott Manufacturing Compa-1 car8
ny, ni'"-i'B oi oniaii ii vo . i iney stopped lor mncn at tne
planes. He was selected by the, Joyce Kilmer Inn, Robbinsville,
n,i,anu fnr fka rtonitinn from a . ...l ' . t tt it 1 ...i . e !..,..,
Medford, John B. Medford, and -1
Mr.-' McwacKen w a native the Elliott jaanuiaciuring wirajw- targ
Haywood County, the son of the - . ma.kcrs of small parts : for air-1 yhey Rt0pped for lunch at the
late joMej)n aim un nun
McCracken. He was born on uc
tober 8th, 1870 and has resided in
this section all his life. He was
engaged in farming.
Surviving are his widow, who
before her marriage was Miss Bona
Noland; two brothers, Virgil Mc
Cracken, of Clyde, route 1, and
Dr. C. M. McCracken, of Fairview
one sister, Mrs,
company for the position from a
large group of college students.
Both young men made outstand
ing records at State College.
May Davis, of ; this week , with
' Barber, Jr,
where J. H. Hardwood, of Bryson
After a visit to Santeetlah.tho
tourists visited Andrews, Mur
phy, Hayesvi'ln. Franklin, High-
Mrs. Ernest Carlisle, Jr., and -lands, ami Dillsuoro. :
. .. . Thosp makirii' the tour from
young daughter, Henrietta xai- , - . -,: " .
lisle, Of-Grifiin, Ga., are spending Wayneike wereMayor and Mrs.
Mrs. Kicnara- w. " , " ,
, H. Clark, J. Dale Stentz, Miss
Mary Stenz, James H. Howell,
, -; ' , L., "Trail Rid-! starting for
The second gi"uV -.,
rS e ingest ride is from Peck's
luesuay m.u..""6. - - i rnl. to tne summit of ML aten-
vision of Tom Aiexanuer, vw., Tho nt dav. i2 mile ride
of. Cateloochee .Rancn, ior an .c, sterling-10 Lazy Branch j
day trip into the parK. ,.,.:,,, the group almost back to;
This group will nave e.e.c.. , . made TT AH.i.b
nlo from the northern ano m.u- for Jiuu-c
.'.--. ''- . : .. .' mm :, . .- T 1 'Jr-' J- R Boyd, H. W. Woodward.
If) Y nilllft il 1111 fiiei'S rrOin IjUUVO R. Roberts, G. C. Ferguson. T.
m. """i VT--. T . . . ttt I L Bramlett, Miss Mar
To Do Week Ut Ministerial nomn
A unique project in the history ( appointed to preach there bc I TIo YWOnd Cfilinoil
of religious assemblies was a song leader and ,n some ..instance- HJ UUU VUUlIt-Il
Miss Martha Way.
ilda Way, and Joe Way
trip, which required 36 horses. .
The trip is sponsoreu u) v.
American Forestry Association.
The group will be met in
ville, and brought by busto the
ranch on Monday. Early Tuesday
they will leave for Flat Creek,,
5 mile ride. From Flatt Creek to
Hyatt's Ridge, a 15 mile ride will
mark the end of the first lap. . A
..n j j. n tn rest, swimming
and fishing at Cabin Flats, before i
vrV- Miss Julia Recker. Water
town, Conn.; Miss Oeraidine smun,
v. York: Sidnev Normar, Brook
lyn, and Mr. and Mrs. E. G. Lane,
Columbus, Ohio. .
Miss Ruth Hall, Hartford. Conn.;
Miss Carol W. BeiteeL Morres
town, N, J.; Mr. and Mrs. Hugo
C. Soest and son, of Middletown,
Cor.r.. . - ',,.'
ti. kTtifiil summer home of
Rev. B. Rhett Turmpseed, at Lake
Junaluska. will be completed with
in ten days.; , .
Rev. Mr. Turnipseed is pastor
of the Buncombe Street Methodist
church in Greenville, S. C.
Ben Sloan, of Waynesville, has
the construction contract.
There is a majesty in simplicity
which is far above the quaintness
of wit. Pope.
additional- helpers. At Hazolvyood 'TSArrtWncf ir4 mn
the proiect will probably result in lviiiuiioiiuuvii
the organization of a new Met ho- i
Clubs Win Gavel
launched at Lake Junaluska Tues
day, when more than 100 young
-.:'.irti-a otnrline a eonterence
.L-.,V'n-tim wprp p-iven regular I dist congregation
assignments for ministerial work . Dr. Harry Denman, of Nashville, j The Haywood county Council of
during tne m.-?... : " " , home demonstration clubs won the
ence, June 21-July 3 - on Evangelism ,n the role of - UeHdanee : for the second,
Ti,mir menw-ill conduct re-I "hshon" and the Revs. M. T-! -.f. . .....
me . . i ... ,. consecutive time at me revem uio-
vival preaching, house to house s.nathers and W . L Hutchms, d.s-, t . , m(,eti of the state federa-
trict superintendents, composing
'bishop's cabinet" made the
:?t,f.W and other - evangelistic
efforts at forty-two, orgnized
places of worship i-n the "Asheville
and Waynesville districts of the
Western North Carolina' Confer
ence, Methodist church.
The regular pastors of the
churches to which the young evan
gelists, were appointed will co
operate in the movement. There
will be revival preaching every
night. In addition to the person
The conference on Evangelism
has attracted a large attendance
of visitors and those participat
ing in the demonstration of 'evan
The "appointment" follow:
Lake Junaluska, Lang's Chapel,
(Continued on page 5)
, trict meeting of the state federa
tion of home demonstration clubs
which was held in Murphy with
fifty-six women from this county
. If the council wins again next
year the gavel will be kept perma
nently. The meeting next year of the
first district, which is composed of
six western counties, will be held