The Waynesville Mountaineer
Published In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance oj The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
WAYNESVILLE, N. O, THURSDAY, AUGUST 8, 1940
$1.50 In Advance In Haywood And Jackson Counties
Lou Has 13
Us Of '40
At. 9 7n9 highway
KVrth Caroling dur
P .?f months of 1940
L in Haywood County, ac-
id by the North Caro-
W. u is .cridents
i(XKj ummjr , J.f.l
.. - follows: 1 fatal,
,tiL and 5 involving prop
hage only . ,
H state as a nwc,
..toi nwidents, 1,418 non-
'i l, 974 property damage
the first six monins vi
een Xorth Carolina cuuu
tmwi dean slates the
of this year with respect
n i ... J..
L .,aS received yesterday of
1th of Mrs. Caroline deNeer-
in a hospital in New YorK.
hp here in Greenhill
(ry on Saturday afternoon
10 with the Massie mneri
in charge of burial arrange
hNeerzaarde resided nere
m tears, coming to Waynes-
tom New York. She was the
of the late Mrs. Caroline
and was . bronvnen-t. in
mi a member of the Dorcas
Lin chaDter of the Daughters
American Kevolution lor
deXeergaarde is survived
ton. Gou'd. of New York
cite grandchild, twe nieces
e Than 161,000
itors In The
k During My
Ital of 161,075 persons visited
smoky Mountains .National
(luring July, and they came
1368 vehicles. - . .
visitors were from 47 states.
listrict nf dnlilmhin TTawntt
a, Cuba, Mexico, and Copen-
iy-one ner cent nf thn visi-
were from other than the
states of North Carolina and
ssee. ; .
pes 'in number of visitors:
Jnnssee, (2) Ohio, (3) North
K (4) Illinois, and (5)
- f V $ t
! ' "
t $ -s - h
New recontionist for the W hite
House executive office, with the duty
nf nrotectim the President irom
cranks and other unwanted visitors,
is Colonel William D. Simmons. He
succeeds the late Pat McKenna W'ho
had held the post since the Taft
fWKle Art Gallery, is being
Of at fllipfinn fn .oticfir
lors, it is annnnnoo -fsit-mallv
hek by Morris Stone, r.
(".., jicensea auctioneer,
n? the selling, at the two
- iumu and 7:30. The
consists of diamonds, na-
made watches, rugs,
. china. j t .
' c,!Iectel from all parts
Mr. Stone said yes-
! is the ' ' -
r'Je Art Ga lerv ',- w.
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Quilt And Rug
Show Will Be
Held On 16th
Other Features Will Also Be
On Display In Annual Event
Sponsored By Woman's Club
Thn annual ouilt and rue show.
which is snonsored each summer
by the Woman's Club will be held
next Friday, the 16th, according to
Mrs. Frank Pereuson. chairman of
the committee in charge of ar
rangements. The show wiu be
held in the community center build
ing on Main street, and will be
opened to the public from 11 o clock
in the morning until 9 o'clock in
Exhibitors are asked to bring
their articles in early so that ev
erything will be in readiness for
the insiKiCtioa of the judges prior
to t'h opening the show... Mem-J
bers of the committee wiu oe at
the building to receive exhibits both
in the morning of the show and in
the previous afternoon.
With the growing interest In
handicrafts the show has been en
larged from year to year and now
a large variety of groups of beth
old and new displays may be seen.
Visitors from the neighboring
towns insDect the show each year.
Cash prizes will be given the
contestants winning first place,
blue ribbons presented to those
making second places.
The prize list includes:
Class I Best new appliqued
quilt .. .. $1-00
r (Continued on page 4)
2,668 Gallons Of
Ice Cream Melts
As Line Breaks
Almost enough ice cream
for every man, woman and
child in Waynesville to have
a whole gallon, was ruined
Friday afternoon when an
ammonia line in the Pet plant
broke, causing the refriger
ating System to defrost, and
the cream to melt.
A check-up showed 2,608
gallons of ice cream were
stored in the hardening room,
which was 10 degrees below
zero, when a valve snapped,
releasing abuui 700 pounds of
ammonia. The high stacks of
ice cream containers soon be
gan to crumble and topple to
The ammonia fumes were so
strong that workmen had to
use gas masks in making re
pairs. Xo one was injured,
and the loss was confined to
the ice cream department.
R. B. Davenport, manager,
estimated the damage at
Arrangements were imme
diately made with nearby Pet
plants, for a complete ice
cream stock, and delivery Ser
vice was continued without
Duke Day Speaker
DR. W. T. FEW, president of
Duke University, will be the prin
cipal speaker at the annual Duke
Day on Monday at Lake Junuluska
Duke Day Will Be
At Lake Junaluska
Tour Planned In
Midwest By Civic
Groups From Area
All counties west of MecklenburG-
have been grouped into one of four
districts, known as the Western
North Carolina Communities As
sociated, for the purpose of work
ing together on a program of "sell
ing this section of North Caro
Plans are already underway to
staire a tour into Ohio. Illinois.
Kentucky, Tennesee and probably
MWaoun jnext month, on a similar
8calj' u& 'the one which went to
Florida 'earlier this year.
On Friday, a meeting of the
fourth district, of which Haywood
is a part, will be held in Bryson
P.ifw nt A. nVlneV wifh Hinnpr nt
6:30. Officials of the town and casion
county, together with civic lead
ers are expected to attend.
Dan K. Moore, of Sylva, is head
of this district, which comprises
Haywood, Jackson, Transylvania,
Swain, Graham, Cherokee, Clay
and Macon counties.
The annual Duke Day, which has
been observed each :limmer at the
Methodist Assembly trrouiuts at
T.Hk Junaluska. will be held on
Monday afternoon, August 12th,
beginning at 5 o clock.
Dr: Paul Garber. of the school
of religion of Duke University, will
nrpside over the .meetinir. Dr. W.
P. Few president, and Henry R.
Dwire. chairman of alumni affairs.
will make the main addresses of
L, M. Richeson, will give the ad
dress of welcome for Western North
In addition to the speeches, there
will be movies shown of the fast
Year at Duke" and of "Duke in the
Rose Bowl." A special program
of music will also be rendered in
cluding a number of selections by
the Waynesville Township High
A picnic supper served on the
grounds near the auditorium will
be the opening feature of the oc-
Required By Law
To Pay Taxes
Millions Will Be Added To
State Tax Books Under New
Ruling By Supreme Court
The county board of commis
sioners ordered at their meeting
on Monday here that a notice be
mailed to the aynesviUe Masonic
Lodge Company that the board
would assess the value of their
property for taxation for the past
five years and that the property
would be placed on the tax books
as discovered property for the five
years prior to the present year.
The action on Monday was the
result of a rocent ruling laid down
by the Supreme Court of North
Carolina in the case of Odd fol
lows V. Swain County. Many
counties are adding to their tax
lists thousands of dollars of prop
erty which has previously gone
Following the decision of the
Odd Fellows v. Swain County, tho
Attorney General has ruled prop
erty taxable in various opinions.
Some cases where exemptions had
been made will still continue to
be non-taxable, but they have usu
ally been where all inoiwy was
spent entirely for philanuhropic
The Attorney General has also
ruled that under the Machinery
Act, all such property as is sub
ject to taxation under the new
ruling, is liable for buck taxes for
five years, in addition to the cur
rent year. While lio discretionary
power is given by law to the gov
erning bodies to exempt such
properly from back taxes, the
Machinery Act gives authority to
compromise and adjust the taxes
for a lump sum for the previous
five years, but not the taxes for
the current year.
The board also ordered at the
mputinff this week that henceforth
all shows, regardless of who spon
sors mnv hn. shall nav the countV
the privilege tax as allowed by law.
A number of road petitions wer
also granted at the Monday meeting.
20 States 3 Foreign
ed By Registration
HITTING THE BOTTLE
ON BUYING TRIP
Hugh Massie, owner of The Tog
gery, is expected to return Satur
day from New York, where he has
spent the past week buying fall
300 Women At Lake Protest National
Military Conscription In Peace Time
fton Bands To
Vkh school bands of Way-
kf. . -" ui cunnune
(ft ri.COn.Certs- The first
(i".j 6 m waynes
f " sundav nfto, . ,
urt house lawn. The two
In New York City
Bronson Matney, Jr., of Raleigh,
grandson of Mr. and Mrs. W. L.
Matney, and talented young sing
er, has recently returned with his
mother and two friends from New
York City, where he was granted
auditions by Joseph Pinekus, rep
resentative of 20th Century-Fox
and Lee Shubert, the Broadway
Both Mr. Pinekus and Mrs.
Shubert expressed themselves as
rlv Amressed with the young
singer and indicated that he might
have a movie or stage career
ahead of. ;
Young Matney has often visited
his relatives here and has sung
locally on a number of occasions.
rly in n. "u"uay tne Z5th.
1 . " tne summer nlnn.
mlJoint concrts and
2 "m,Ws Preselected and
N,n v ' up I0r Practice.
hhTIk PProximately 150
feiefc wmbid bands, both
(tDnehl? rganized at the
VT last year. J
rmH h d'rector of the
-rector of the Canton
teRaChard .' of Can-
v, and Jnnn n
e iS their drivers'
ft . f?r driving drunk.
h KZ Vctei in superior
I 10I1C CAT f4-
Plane For Local
Company Due To
Arrive This Week
The first plane of the Park
Flying Service, a local company,
is scheduled to arrive this week
end. Mr. Page, instructor in flying,
Svivsi and Frank Massie, also
Of Sylva, left here Monday via
train for Lockhaven, Fa., lor tne
yellow cub trainer, and will fly
it back. ' - v
They expect to make the trip in
8 hours, including refueling stops,
a innat field has not been ac-
-...,i H,it nfficials of the company
said that a field would be secured
they thought by this week-end.
plans now are to give lessons,
as well as to take up passengers.
The plane is operated by a 60-horse-power
motor, and carries the
pilot and one passenger or stu
dent. ' " ' .: '
Attired for sultry weather, littls
Brenda Talbot, of New York,
laughs at tho heat and humidity as
4 cools off with large drmughts of
Driverless Car To Lead Safety
Parade Here Saturday At 3 P.M.
' . on wliw n similar car can
Due to tne increasing i ,,j ,f0iv hv driver
of highway and street Jtfit
in t v.,. nation as a whole, partic
ularly in the state of North Car
olina, Mayor J. ti. way nas set
aside Saturday, August 10, to be
known as Safety Day in Way
nesville. The Mayor expresseo.
the hope that thousands of people
ii Waynesville and nearby com
n;t; would come to Waynes
ville on that day to witness a safe-
tv narade and hear Safety lectures
on the streets at 3 p. m. In this
parade, the mayor explained, an
automobile, without a anver m
single occupant in the car, will
be operated from a control car by
Captain J. J. Lynch, nationally
known Safety Crusader. Similar
demonstrations have been held in
37 of the 48 states and in. foreign
countries by Capt. Lynch to prove
that if a driverless car can be
made to obey traffic laws there is
not uc vy---
The demonstration is being hem
hefe with the hope that peppie
will become more saiety conscious.
Already the traffic deaths in the
nation for the year have reached
an alarming total, with the num
ber of people injured in automobile
accidents reaching a larger fig
ure, and with the vacation season
at hand, thousands of automobiles
will crowd the highways, and it is
with this in' view that special em
phasis is being placed on safe
The parade will start at the Ho
tel Gordon, proceed up Main street
to the Baptist church, then down
Academy on to Boyd, and then to
Hazelwood via Brown. Avenue to
the Main street in Hazelwood, from
i tho hicrhwav via Bradley's
store, and then back, the highway
to the. Hotel .Gordon
More than 300 women members
of missionary societies at Lake
.lunatuska. from twelve states in
the Southeastern Jurisdiction of the
Methodist Church, attending a Mis
sionary, Conference, went on record
as protesting universal military
conscription in peace time. The
'resolution' was 'adopted during the
women s conference led by Miss
Thelma Stevens, of Nashville, when
Christian- Social Relations in the
new Methodist Church was dis
cussed. The resolution stated: "We 300
representative Methodist women
from twelve states, in conference
session at Lake Junaluska, August
5, 1940, earnestly protest the adop
t ihn of universal military conscrip
tion in peace time as contemplat
ed by the Burke-Wadswortn Bin.
Wires were ordered sent to tne
President of the United States and
to Senator Key Pittman advising
them of this action of Methodist
women ; also air mail letters with
the same advice were ordered sent
tn Senators Wheeler, Taft, Bennett,
Clary and Walsh.
Tho Missionary Conference
which has been attended by more
than 500 men and women leaders
closed at noon Tuesday with an
address by Dr. Henry P. Van
Dusen, of Union Theological bemi-
Von- York Ci.v. on "A World
Christian Community," followed by
open forum discussion on the wona
mission of Christianity.
Dr Van' Dusen brought a first
hand' report of eight months , of
travel in mission lands during
which he touched five of the six
, l-v-t r,ntinents and observed
naoaawc v"------ - ,
concrete facts of the reality of the
Christion movement in me
Two outstanding impressions gain
ed by Dr. Van Dusen in his itin
erary two years ago were of the
tension and conflict inthe political
and economic life of the world and
that everywhere he went he dis
covered the great center of in
fluence for bridging gulfs of dis
cusion and promoting goodwill came
from the Christion Church.
Reunion Will Be
Held Next Sunday
Extensive plans are being made
for the 11th annual Cataloochee
reunion which will be held on Sun
day at Palmer's Chapel, according
to the committee in charge.
A number of persons will make
brief talks limited to ten minutes
including' W. G Hyers, Tom Sea
well, and Frank M. Davis.
Prizes will be given to the fol
lowing: the oldest man; the oldest
woman; Couple married the longest;-
the party coming the longest
distance to attend reunion; the
most recent mother; and the per
son who has returned after being
away the longest.
Last year the attendance was
1.044. and this year plans are to
I have a larger number present. All
those attending are requested io
brinpj a picnic lunch, which will
be spread at the noon hour.
Into Next Week
The annual township farm dem
oTistrHtion farm in the county
which started on Monday of this
week will be continued through
. TnunuhinR beincr visited this
week include Ivy Hill, White Oak.
Reaverdam, Jonathan Creek, and
As each farm is visited a score
card will be filled out to determine
the outstanding demoiistratioii.
farm in each township. Particu
lar attention will lie paid 'to wheth
er or not a definltn elf int is being
made to reclaim and heal the erod
ed areas on the farm and the graz
ing enpacity of the pasture.
The general hppoa' anee of the
farm will also be noted and check
ed, as to repaired fences, gales,
and the neatness of house and
barn. Another important poirt
will be whether or r t the" phos
phate and lime have b"en rnrcatl
and the check plots properly staked.
The schedule" for next veek he-
gins oil Monday the 12iH, at. h:.')0
a. m., with the farmel's meeting
the N. C. Jiwiies fac'ni. 'where the
tour will start to make in inspec
tion of the Fines Creek township
On Wednesday the ll'h, the
farmers will meet at 8:.'i() at the
farm of J. and Ray IloUier where
the (our of the Clyde township
farms will start.
The county agents are urging
that all farmers and business men
joint in making these tours of
the demonstration farms in tne
Chamber Of Commerce
Urging AH Visitors To
Kegisler At Community
Visitors from 20 states and thre
foreign countries registered at tha
rmtiimmit v center itnrinir the nast
week, according to a tabulation com
piled by J. 1. Mvntz, secretary ot
the Chamber of Commerce.
"Only a small portion of our
visitors register," he pointed out.
"It is the desire of the officers of
the Chamber of Commerce that
every visitor register."
Newspapers from larger citiet
in Florida and other states . arA
provided free on the tables of the
Florida rpcistrations led nil
others, with Virginia and Georgia
coming in second places.
Those from Honda were: HraU-
enton-i-Mr. and Mrs. S. C. Dupree,
Miss Mozell Priest.
Clearwater Mr. and Mrs. Witi,
Irion, Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Goza.
Coral Gnbues Dr. Wiley M.
Sams, Mrs, J. C. Allin, Alice and
Lucy All in.
Daytona Beach Mr. and Mrs.
Cecil Willis, Mr. and Mrs. T. F.
De Land Mr. and Mrs, A. P.
McFie, Lorena McFie.
Fort Lauderdale Walker White.
H. 11. Makenson, H. D. Lcavitt.
Fort l'ierce-D. A. Walsh, A. K.
Kretshmer, Mr. and Mrs. J. E.
Key West Mrs. Everett Russell,
Betty Mao Russell.
Lnko Placid Ernestine Payne,
Mrs. R. L. Fitzgerald.
Ovideo Mrs. II. L. Covington.
Orlando Mr. and Mrs. Ed Rich
ardson, Mr. and Mrs. W. II. Pome
roy Miss Delia F. Northey, Dr.
and Mrs. T. M. Irwin, Marilyn
Miami Jim Walker, Gay Livi
dou, Mrs. John Scott, Mr. and Mrs.
J. B. Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Fred E.
Stevens, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. T.
. (Continued on pare 5)
The Norwoods Arrive
For Month Of August
Mr. and Mrs. John Norwood, of
Washington, D. C, have arrive-!
to spend several weeks here. They
h'luo taken a cottace on the
grounds of the residence of Mrs. H,
L MacFayden. Mr. and Mrs: Nor-
Waynesville and have a wide circle
of friends here! Mr. Norwood
no as a posiuon wun nie , , , , : , . .
Federal Trade Commission and has her, are scheduled to speak. A
Sen located in Washington for j feature of the day will be a picnic
the past several years. I at the noon hour.
DECORATION DAY AT
WILL RE HELD SUNDAY
THo nnnual decoration at Buch-
m. jir. ana inrs. j-soi-i - - , ,
former residents of j anan cemetery on Allen s Xreek
will De neia aunuuj, nugusi "i--ginning
at ten o'clock.
1 o will Massev and several
2 Mules Pulling Load Of Hay And
Auto Meet In Head-On Collision
One Mule Killed, Other '
May Have To Be ShotAfter
Smathers Street Crash
n... unrir was civen three
ua " .
months suspended sentence, fined
$50 and costs, and had nis oriv
.,L-o,l in mavor's court
license -- - - ,.
yesterday afternoon as the result
of a head-on coiuai""
with a wagon drawn by two mules
The accident occured around
12-30 on Tuesday on Smathers
Street. The wagon, owned by John
Boyd, was driven by John Pressley,
and was loaded with hay, on which
two of the Pressley children were
Henry, driving a Chevrolet sedan,
wa3 headed toward the railway
station, and the wagon was Igoing
up the street, when the accident
Henry was untouched, and Press
ley and his children received only
slight bruises. The mules were ser
iously hurt, one had to be killed at
once and the other is reported to
be in such a condition that it may
be necessary to take its life.
The car was completely demol
ished, the wagon tongue broken and
the wagon considerably damaged.
To Be Presented
At Lake Saturday
"Prisoner At The Rar" Will
Re Given At Auditorium,
Reginning At 8 O'clock
"Prisoners at the Bar," a thrill
in o- drama involvintr the trial of a
I young husband and father for kill
ing his wife in a drunken debauch,
will, be presented at Lake Juna
luska auditorium on Saturday
night, August 10, beginning at 8
The production will be in tho
form of a court scene and trial by
a jury of prominent local citizens.
It is produced by George Y, Ham
mond and directed by Hayward 11.
(Continued on page 4)
Ilavnes Familv Plan
I Reunion For The 17th '
The annual reunion of tho
Haynes family will be held on Sat
urday, the 17th, at the home of
George C. Haynes in Clyde, ac
cording to an announcement made
recently by the chairman, J. .H
Haynes and the secretary, Mrs.
Prof, A. J. Hutchins, superinten
dent of the Canton schools, will
make the principal address of the
day. The program will consist of
devotional talks and songs.
Those attending are asked to
assemble at 10 o'clock Saturday
morning. ,' All friends, relatives
and family connections are cordial
ly invited to attend and bring a
basket for the picnic lunch at the
GOING TO NEW YORK
Mrs. C. J. Reece leaves Sunday
on a buying trip to New York,
where she will buy fall merchan
dise for Massie' Department
Band Has Schedule
Of Five Concerts
For Coming Month
The Waynesville Township High
school band took up their regular
practice hours again oh Monday
morning, after a week's vacation.
They are hard at work on five pro
grams that will be presented dur
ing the corning four weeks.
The concerts and dates are as
follows: Duke Day, at Lake Juna
luska, August 24th; opening of
school concert in school audito
rium, August 27th; and Labor Day,