The Waynesville Mountaineer
Published In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance oj The Great Smoky Mountain National Park
WAYNESVILLE, N. C, THURSDAY, JULY 25, 1940
$1.50 In Advance In Haywood And Jackson Counties
card Petitioned To Enlarge Hospital.
t Killed, Several KS'X
hired In Wrecks
fh-l ps For Past Week-
'Reached New Hign
Win Haywood And
Urn was killed, two se-
njured, and ac w -..a
haken up in a nura-
Lk-end automobile wrecks
ood and JacKson counue.
Harry A. Kicnaiusuu, ,
fcns mage, "v-
t(j within thirty minuies
mg admitted to tne nay
unty Hospital here early
night, after the car in
M, her husband, mother
Il'daughter were passen-
Canton, in a head-on coi-
th a car, said to have been
Lester Bramlett, 2d, of
Lilly B. Hunt, 62, mother
fcad woman, is still in the
here suffering from a
leg. Her condition was
Sichardson and daughter,
jlett is in the Norbura Hos-
Iffering from a fractured
J. G. Bramlett, a brother
injured man, and a passen-
fthe car was not hurt.
rs who investigated the
said the Richardson family
m through the park, and
to Asheville to spend the
:he New York car was trav-
last, and the Bramlett ear
Officers said the Bramlett
Irved to the left side of the
Id struck the Richardson car
Both vehicles " Were de-
passenger cars had smash-
Continued on page 8)
Then And Now.. .
While the official thermom
eter here read 87 Tuesday af
ternoon, and the perspiration
dripped from our brow, here
came a telegram from the va
cationing associate editor of
The Mountaineer, Mrs. T, Lu
Gwyn, who wired from the top
of Pikes Peak in Colorado:
"We are in the snow and
cold at 14,000 feet. Wish I
' could send you some of it."
That gave us an idea. We
turned back to the files of last
January, and read where day
in and day out the same ther
mometer which now registers
87 was then down to 12 de
grees below zero. The beads
of perspiration vanished, as
we remembered how on those
bleak January days we wish
ed for the warmth of Old Sol.
Now that we are getting it,
we're still not complaining . . . ,
. And while we're not on top
of Pikes Peak, we are sitting
on top of the world, in that we
won't have to cross a desert
to get back to the "choice
spot of the world Western
ed To Force
or Cites Thirty-Minute
flung Law Will Be
Weed On Main Street
board of aldermen last
by appointed Norman Cald-
ld Tom Gilliland to succeed
.Phillips and Elmer Downs,
icently resigned. .
Caldwell' has formerly serv-
pffic officer, and will have : 22
fmer position. Mr. Gilliland
m transferred temporarily
street department, to
n the night force with Sam
jf Stringfield, with Wes Pat
V Norman Caldwell will be
!r "ay stated that the thir
ty parking ordinance will
rced on Main street. The
s so congested durinc the
1. il . "
f"t. this is a necessity.
Mercury Here Hits
7 For Two Days
" The first heat wave of the year,
snt Waynesville's official mercury
up to the 87 mark for Sunday
and Tuesday, according to Harry
M. Hall, official observer. At night
the mercury tumbled to 63 for a
minimum reading, and for the week
went down to 67.
With less than an inch of rain J
for the week, the deficiency for
the year is still 3.34 inches.
The complete official record on
the week's weather, is as follows:
Min 7:00 p. m. Free
57 05 0.63
59 7:i 0.33
1941 Is Planned
Hecent Trip Was Success
From Every Angle. Interest
Increasing With Each Tour
The recent 1,200-mile tour
made by 95 Haywood ' folks
who are interested in better
farming, met with such suc
cess that already plans are
underway on next year's tour,
which will in all probability in
clude Muscle Shoals, the Mis
sissippi delta county, and over
through the Gulf states to the
coast of Florida.
Each year these out-of-state
tours have grown, and interest
is increasing with each tour.
A picture of the group, as
they toured Washington, will
be found on page : of this
edition, as wil the names of
those making the tour.
Schools In Three Districts Of
County Will Open Next Tuesday
More Travel Than
Last Year, Says
Traffic Off icer
"More than twice as many
foreign cars are passing
through as last year," accord
ing to Norman Caldwell, Main
street traffic officer.
"I figure about the same num
ber are stopping as last year,
but the number is increasing
daily," he pointed out.
"The travel of foreign cars
is certainly reaching new high
levels," he said.
Mean maximum .......
Mean for week -
High for week .....
Low for week ..-
Mean 7:00 p. m.
Above July normal T -
Precipitation for week .......
Precipitation for July
Above July normal ...
Precipitation since Jan. 1st
Deficiency for year
Fines Creek FFA
The Fines Creek FFA club was
one of the three chapters in the
entire state to receive the honor
chapter plaque awarded by the
state association at the annual con
vention held at State College, Ral
eigh last week.
The requirements to be met in
order to be awarded the honor
chapter plaque are as follows:
Pay FFA dues 100 per cent on
time; take part in four or more
of the eight state contests; send in
copies of ten or more programs in
advance of local chapter meetings
to state office; make a total score
equal to 75 per cent of points in
cluded in chapter score card; one
member of chapter to be awarded
Carolina Farmer degree; and have
FFA library with at least ten ap
proved FFA books.
B. G O'Brien is instructor of
Ray's Store 4s
Carpenters are hard at work
at Ray's store, where a remodel
ing program is underway.
Drastic changes are being made
in the East store room of the firm,
and in preparation to the elirrtina
tion of several lines of merchan
dise, the firm is today using four
pages of advertising announcing
their sale which opens Friday
J. W. Ray said yesterday, "all
men and boys suits will be elimi
nated from our stocks Also all
women's ready-to-wear, which has
been operated the past few months
by Ray's Sport Shop."
A new type store will take the
place of the present one. An an
nouncement will be made in a short
time as to the details.
Because of plans to eliminate a
large volume of merchandise, a
sales- specialist, H. A. Jordan, has
been employed by the firm.
A large parking lot, giving park
ing facilities on all sides of the
store were recently completed. In
cluded in this was a landscaping
In preparation for the opening
of school in three districts of the
county on Tuesday, July 30, Jack
Meeser, county superintendent of
education has announced a sched
ule of teachers meetings and bus
drivers for the districts.
High school teachers of Bethel
will meet at nine o'clock Monday,
July 29, and the elementary teach
ers of the school at two p. m. Reg
istration at this school will also
take place on the 29th, with school
opening on the 30th.
At Fines Creek, all teachers will
meet at two o'clock, while regis
tration will begin on the 30th.
The Crabtree teachers will meet
at ten o'clock the 29th, and regis
tration will begin on the 30th.
All bus drivers of the three dis
tricts will meet Saturday, July
27, at the Waynesville high school.
To Hold Reunion
All Day Sunday
The Camnbell family will gather
next Sunday at the old homestead 1
of the late Wilburn Alexander and
Martha Jane Plott Campbell which
is the present residence of their
son, John B. Campbell. The house
which remains practically in its
original form was the first weather-boarded
house to be built on
Upper Jonathan's Creek. Emblaz
oned in large letters over the front
entrance wag the word WELCOME,
In the center of each of the front
doorg was the date of its construc
tion, 1873. Unusual interest cen
ters around the meeting place for
both young and old.
The program, Sunday, will be
gin at eleven o'clock. There will
be an address by Frank Ferguson,
(Continued on page 8)
Flying School To
Here Very Soon
Training Plane Nought, And
Scheduled To Arrive In
Next Ten Days
Two Waynesville business men
were advised Monday that their
new Cub trainer plane, of 60 horse
power, would be ready lor delivery
within the next week or ten days.
The company, to be known as
the Tark Flying Service, will be
organized, and flying instructions
given, and trips over the park will
Negotiations are underway with
several parties for acquiring a
suitable field to be made into a
modern flying field.
The plane that is due to arrive
shortly, will make 85 miles an
hour. Plans of the backers, to add
other planes as the needs arise.
County Commissioners Requesting All
Departments And Institutions To Use
Supplies From Haywood Business Firms
To Begin Aug. 5
Plans are now going forward for
the township tours of the demon
stration farms, which is to begin
August the 5th.
This year each unit demonstra
tion farm will be visited, and the
outstanding farm in the county
u-lll hp determined. Farmers of
the demonstration farms should be
gin at once to prepare their farms
for the tours, the county office
viiin nH Hilt.. I . .
Letters are going out today from
the board of commissioners and
departmem of the county, setting
'out that with quality and prices
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To Remain Open
In The Evenings
.Beginning tomorrow night, the
community center Will remain open
to the public each evening except
Sundays, it was announced yester
day by J. Dale 'Stents, secretary
of ihoChaniber of Commerce.
A cordial invitation is extended
all visitors and home folks to take
advantage of the facilities at the
community ceitk'r. At present
Last Rites For
Be Held Today
Last rites will be held this af
ternoon at three o'clock for W, F,
Mehaffey, 8C, who passed away at
midnight Tuesday, at his home on
Killian street, following a serious
illness of four weeks. The services
will be held at the residence.
Rev. J. S. Hopkins will be in
Mr. Mehaffey is a native of this
county, arid a retired farmer. While
he had been in ill health for the
past eight years, his condition did
not become serious until four weeks
Active pallbearers will be neph
ews of the deceased. Nieces will
serve as flower girls.
Surviving are four daughters,
Misses Nettie and Maude Mehaffey,
Mrs. Alice Jackson and Mrs. Gus
Cochran, all of Waynesville, one
(Continued on page 8)
15 Haywood Men
Going To Annual
50 More Beds For
Pay Patients Are
Sought By Signers
Petitioners Ask Commis
sioners To Call Election On
$50,000 Kond Issue For
SAY ADDITION WOULD BE
A PAYING INVESTMENT
Petitions bearing the required
number of signatures of taxpayers,
have been presented to the Hay
wood County board of commission
ers, asking that an election be call
ed for the purpose of voting on
the issuance of $50,000 in bonds
for the construction of additional
space for 50 additional beds at
the Haywood County Hospital.
The present 75 bed hospital, it
was pointed out in the petition, is
not adequate to meet the local
demands for hospitalization.
"We have been most congested
at the hospital for the past six
months, with every available space
for a bed taken, even using the
halls at times," J. M. Long, chair
man of the board of trustees said
The plans are to add the 50
beds for pay patients only, it was
said. As it is now, many pay
patients are having to go else
where for hospitalization because
of the lack of room at the Hay
"To be in a position to take care
of more pay patients would make
the proposed addition an invesment
instead of an expense," one offi
cial pointed out yesteday.
The board of commissioners will
In' all likelihood formally aecepV
the petition and call an election at
their next meeting, probably on
Monday. The votert would have
an opportunity to vote on the pro
posal at the general election in
The matter of enlarging the
hospital has been urged for many
The hospital benefits from the
Duke Endowment by about $12,000
The board of trustees of the hos
pital are M. Long, chairman,
Geo. l'lott, and James T. Noland,
(Continued on page 8)
or institutions, be purchased liom
firms located in Haywood County.
The letter further sets out, that
in the event this rule is not fol
lowed, that the commissioners,
have instructed the county pur
chasing agent, who js also county
manager, to take over the com
plete purchasing of all supplies
(t ontinued on page
Other games will be added as the
demand is made, jt was said.
Mr. Stent's! said that special
nights will be featured during the
season, such as . young people'
nights, contests, and other even
ings of interesting entertainment.
The secretary also stated that sug
gestions for staging these events.
would be welcomed
Approximately 15 from here
plan to attend the annual farmer's
convention which will lie held in
Raloiirh from July dhe iJ'Jth to
August .the 2nd. The chairman of
each township committee and als
each county committee in the A. A
A. program, will attend.
Henry A. Wallace, secretary, of
agriculture, arid vice-presidential
nominee of the Democratic party,
will be one of the principal speak
.' A mnnv nthera I he convention
will hear M. E. Evans, admini.stra- me 4ii..iniin.w.-
a a a The unveiling will
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'J lnoughout the Souih, this is the meeting and me puu.ic w . ue wei
laurest annual farmer's convention ! corned. The portrait will be hung
Th.. niteiK Jii nee evei'V Year in uie mum '""im-ui '" """'
Unveiling Of Dr
Will Be August 5
Plans are being made to unveil
a painted poitiait of the late l.'r,
J F.'Ahel, at the Masonic Temple
on Monday, August Glh.
The :!() by .'((! inch -portrait was
ccently purchased by the Masons
be an open
is well over 2,500 people.
This Haywood Group, Stopped Long Enough In Washington
g) -I would be welcomed. ' - --,--. :
rFromightseeing To Have Their Picture Made
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oup of Haywood people,
m Detter farming in the
lre shown in front of the
memorial in Washineton.
W i0n? of the many Places
i ""St visitji1 m v. i onn
i - isiiea on the L2Q0
se nl.: .. .
."'"ys the trip were
m their praise of the things
they saw and learned. The entire
trip went off on schedule.
The group visited model farms,
saw some outstanding herds of
cattle, and traveled through some
'of Virginia's best farming sections,
and an extended sightseeing trip
Shown here in this group, in-
eludes: vT j
Will Clark, J. B. Leatherwood,
R R Ferguson, Haywood Chap
man, M. H. Caldwell, A. R. Snyder,
Roy A. Robinson, Carroll Clark, M.
A Paxton, S. B. McCrary.
C E. Medford, Joe A. Chambers,
Albert Howell, L. Z. Messer, A. G.
Baldwin, Judson Pinner, T. T.
V. Rhinehart, J. M.
C. Plott, Grover Abel,
W. E. Worley, J. dames,
Worley. . T
A C. Walker, Lee V. Rogers, L.
N Davis, M. S. Ferguson, S. B.
Mracken, J. R, Boyd George
Smathers, L. J. Noland J. D.
Justice, M. B. Rogers, G. W. Jus
tice C C. Hanson, Fred Swann,
J M Caldwell, V. A. Campbell, Ed
Jaynes, B. F. Nesbitt, J. B. Hipps,
Tom Rogers, C. R. Liner, Albert
McCracken, Mr. Morgan, W. P.
Harris, J. R. Clark, J. H. Enloe,
Mrs. T. C. Hargrove, John Camp
bell, J. C. Lynn, J.L. Reitzel, W.
A. Corpening, Jess Sullivan, C. T.
IHarher. Mrs. R. C. Long.
R. O. Kelley, W. F. Hipps, Frank
Sorrells, T. W. Cathey, T. C. Davis,
Wilburn Campbell, Kenneth Lowe,
Hulan Gibbson, Mr. and Mrs. J.
Marion Pless, W. A. Bradley,
Richard Bradley, Claude Church,
J. H. Kinsland, Mrs. J. H. Kinsland,
J. B. Hargrove, Hershel Hipps .
C. T. Francis, John Palmer, J. L.
Westmoreland, J. A. Sisk, Bill
Kinsland, Hoyt Holland, Troy
Gaddy, N. W. Can-er, Zeb Fergu
son, Mr. and Mrs. Homer Justice,
Glenn Noland. Mr. and Mrs. G. C.
Palmer, Joe Palmer, D. D. York.
Frank B. Davis, K. 0. Carswell,
Mary Medford, Louise Russell.