The Waynesville Mountainieer
, Published In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance oj The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
U Tours Will
Uff The Week
wra'Of Six Townships
Unced, County Winner
Be Selected trom uiF
lenonstration " -7
v Were completed. i y
'" j :ti-astf were pratl-
L those in cnarge.
tration farmer in
fSlnihin was selected by the
trs making the tour.
card containing 10 huuu
handed each visitor at each
inspected:. ine queowuu
.tv, thp improvements uu
Li mndition of the farm and
Ures of eacb farm were com-!
from the answers.. I
ners in the six tours were
Jlo-?: in Ivy Hill township,
G Campbell was judged to
made the most progress; in
. nv V. L. Messer: in
ierdam ' John Allen; in Crab-
Glenn Palmer; in Jonathan
larmis Palmer; and in Way-
;iL Mrs Frank Leopard.
lis week the tours will contln-
in the following townships:
.( Creek. Iron Duff, Clyde,
U, East Fork, and Cecil.
the completion of these town
tours, the outstanding farm-
in Havwod County will be
leu from the township winners.
WAYNESVILLE, N. C, THURSDAY, AUGUST 15, 1940
$1.50 In Advance In Haywood And Jackson Counties
Labor Day Chair.
v . . A !
L. M. RICHESON was named
general chairman, of the annual
Labor Dav celebration ot the com
munity by directors of tho Cham
ber of Commerce Tuesday night.
Mr. Richeson will name his com
mittee this week-end, and pet things
moving for the "biggest and best
celebration, ever" he said yester
Vial Farm Tour
Held The 23rd
Last Year's Attendance
Exceeded Any Other Coun
ty Tour In State
last year Haywood County had
Ilirgest attendance of any coun
n North Carolina on the am
II county farm tour. This year
fc i are going forward for even a
?er tour than that of last year.
U following schedule of the
r which wili fa held on Friday,
Put the 23rd at fi a m lias
announced by the county farm
hit as fnllnwo
re first stop will be made at
farm of A .T MoPnoUn
re a good herd of Guernsey coirs
oe seen. nnH Mr MnrvonV.,
, . ... Bl.nVU,
Of thp niltcfanlin nHMA.. i.
. .u.uuuig taiiiicis ILL
'tate, is said t0 be the "clean-
ume farmer in North Caro
foe next sth will u n n
mera farm arA MifnH:ni.
Kure improvement will be seen.
raimer has mis r.t v,. i
" ui Lite laigvv
iries in Wpstprn Mvtl,
('ina, selling wholesale milk,
rom Nr. Palme',, v,l
lr Will an in Tl t ...
to- v, wlc Willi UUltlCa
n Wesley's Creek. There
rations in strip cropping
w seen. l.iir,i ,.,:n v
t fines Creek school nrJn.
top here Amri..... :n
?:T1 bf the liso
B proper wirine of hounes.
'er type thrasher, combine and
fIIer lunch thp fi
the Jarvis L. Palmer farm
Nathan Creek. Mr. Palmer
me of the outstanding beef
kic.ii "-"""tjr. ue aiso nas
- --. ro-uiei as wen as
wops of tobacco and corn.
Jir, "1 end the D. C.
has done excentinT,!
' pasture improvement. A
Floods Bring On
Much Talk Over
Local and lor? Histories -alls at
Waynesville telephone exchange
broke all records Tuesday. Start
ing Monday, the heavy load con
tinued on through Tuesday night,
i according to Mrs. Lura Reardon,
Approximately 7,000 local culls
Dassed through thp pvhnno-p Mori.
day and on Tuesday, the figure was
at tne iu.uuu mars lor local calls,
and 400 long distance, which
doubled previous records.
Extra operators were brought
in, and even then much overtime
was put in, Mrs. Keardon said. The
Tuesday night force was doubled.
Calls Wednesday were not as
"The public sensed our rush and
co-operated in every way. This
was deeply appreciated," Mis.
Stock Show Head
laoDtnis Feyrtui ff
Highlights Of Haywood Flood
W. A. BHADl.F.Y will serve as
peiural ehainiian in charge of ar
raiijieiuents of the live stock show
wlii,-h will be held this fall. He
was iiunied by the Chamber of Com.
ineree directors Tuesday 'ninht, who
are looking forwar(l with keen in
terest to the coming event.
, It was estimated that between
800 and 1,000 people were "strand,
ed" in the community Tuesday
night. All hotels and boarding
houses were tilled, and private
homes cared for scores. At least
'five parties spent the niiht in their
ears on Main Street. I he Cham
ber of Commerce office and police
assisted strangers in getting places.
Those who spent the night in cars
did not apply to either for help.
it was said.
crops appeared untouched by the
wind or floods.
Pii'ii-P Kinshind. of Iron Duff.
had some valuable land and crops n 1IQTI?C
washed away. lHinng the crest oi I
.1... 1 1... .,l,.,nn.l xiiit.. n hit , ' .. .. I
IIIV ,HV'1, 111" I1 . l.fiV It lHlll M
of drift acid wood, and piled it on
Health Officer Says No Need Of
Alarm Over Water Discoloration
Signers Of New
REA Lines Are
Urged To Wire
Farmprs are ureed to beein
wiring their homes for the rural
pljMtrifnl linps whirh will he com
pleted before winter months, ac
cording to the officials of the cruso
Mutual Electric Company.
A new nil ire has been made bv
the Rural Electrification Adminis
tration that no lines will be con
structed to a farmstead until the
wirinir is completed or an agree
ment signed showing that the wir
ing will be done by the time tne
line is energized.
Local electricians have indi
cated that they would prefer to
have the houses in a community
grouped for wiring. It has been
estimated that from 15 to su per
cent may be saved by six or more
farmers going in together and
letting the contractors bid on the
To date it was learned that
enmnnrativelv few of the People
who have signed up and expect
to have the use of electricity in
the farmsteads have made any
effort to having their wiring com
Miss Mary Ashworth Barber is
spending this week in Myrtle
Beach with a party of friends
Quilt Show Will
Open In Community
Interest is growing in the an
nual quilt and rug show which w ill
be held in the community center
tomorrow and Saturday. The show
will be opened to the public at 11
o'clock and remain open until 9
in the evening, and again on Sat
Thp. show is sDonsored annually
by the Woman's Slub and attracts
visitors from this county and the
neighboring towns. Mr.s frame
Ferc-uson is nervine as general
chairman, with the following com
mittee: Mrs. J. W. Killian, Mrs.
Jack Messer, Mrs. G. W. Colkitt,
Mrs. C. F. Kirkpatrick, Mrs. K. N.
Barber, Mrs. John M, Queen, Mrs.
J. C Brown, Mrs. Geo. Kunte, and
Mrs. J. Harden Howell.
The following is the prize list:
Class 1 Best appliqued new quit,
$1.00; Class 11 Best new patch
work quilt, $1.00; Class III Best
new silk quilt, $1.00; Class IV
Best old quilt, $1.00.
Class V-Best hooked woolen
rug, floral design, $1.00; Clasg VI
Best hooked rug, conventional
design, $1.00; Class VII Best
hooked yarn rug, $1.00; Class VIII
Best hooked silk rug, $1.00;
Class IX Best large rug over 36
inches, $1.00; Class X Best small
hooked rug under 36 inches, $ .50;
- (Continued on page 4)
of drift add wood, and piled it on ni(,ht f0ii0WjI1(, uu all-duy surv
tlie bank. Tuesday night, he Kaidjwf m)1,s in ,,V4,,.y B,.ction of Ha
some boys went down and pitched . showed that a fourth of t
......,-. iii.w... Im.'lf iiitu th river. . i .. .
"Citizens of tliis community
need not be alarmed about the
slight discoloration of the water
at this time due to heavy floods,"
said C. N. Sisk, district health of
ficer yesterday afternoon-to a
representative of The Mountaineer,
Dr. Sisk stated that the discol
oration noticeable at this time is
larcelv due to the colorinir mat
ter absorbed in the forests com
prising the water shed and does
not indicate any unusual pollu
A certain amount of turbidity
present in the Waynesville water
supply during the past few days,
which is so greatly in contrast
to the usual crystal clearness cf
this water, has caused severel in
dividuals to inquire concerning its
Thp wafpr nunn'lv for Hfliel-
wood, Waynesville and Lake Juna-
luska is secured from open stream
coming from an area Comprising
nine thousand acres of uninhabited
and largely virgin forest land. The
water is first collected in settling
basins located with the uninhabited
area, whore it is clorinated and
piped to an efficiently operated
purification plant, where it is tit
tered and atrain clorinated before
it passes into a large covered res
ervoir for distribution.
"Water samples are collected
every two weeks and sent to the
North Carolina State Laboratory
of Hviriene for analysis. All laD
nratorv reports during recent
months comine from state labor
ntnrv have shown the water to be
unusually pure and almost sterile,
continued Dr. Sisk.
Flood waters got to within two
feet of the floor oi the steel bridge
across the l'iireon at Iron Duff, on
Hiirhwav No. 20U. This was the
iii.rlu.i sini'o ISTii. liccordmir to
T. L. Green, who lives nearby
Wednesday morning at nine, the
water had dropped eleven feet at
this bridge. Mr. Green estimated
his corn crop was damaged forty
every piece back into the river
It has been reported that nil
bridges above the l.edbetter farm
mi the Lake l.otran Koad have been
washed out or put out of use by
water cutting around them.
The tobacco crop of Oscar Kins-
ind in the Iron-Duff . section is
said to have been completely wash
Alt trains were reported running
on time, both Tuesday and ed
til mlii v. No trouble was exper
ienced on the Murphy Branch, ac
cording to J. G. Terrell, local agent
Th 12:40, niissemrer train, east
bound, was held up two hours be
fore crossing the river at Canton
while 5 loaded cars of coal were
placed on the trestle to weight it
down until the crest of the flood
At "Cnr.len Creek." owned by
Arthur Osborne . one of the most
beautiful and fertile farms in the
county and nationally known for
its finn mire bred Guernsey cows.
the Pigeon River practically chang
ed its course aim instead oi ionow-
inir its bed made a wide swipe
through the silage corn field.
AH roads out of Waynesville
were open yesterday afternoon with
the exception of Highway No, 284
from Bethel towards Brevard, and
the Sunburst road.
School Registration Starts 20th; .
Class Work Will Begin On The 27th
U improvement. A
ELI8.0" wi t the
Kt generally is invited
I e the tour; and the business
r" w WavnpKvillp rt j
fe urs-erl 2
p. in' mn is u j . . -
rtit. 7"''"Duea m tne rural
:,M1S f the county.
I?". Rev. and V T Q wv:.
their eut.t ilnrino- ho
and Mrs. Owen Herring,
ur. Herring is the
Wr Of thp -R-of. Of u
"Ch Of TliK.
Portrait Of J. C.
Welch To Be
Unveiled The 21th
An oil portrait of the late Julius
C. Welch, who for a half century
was a dominant figure m tne po-i:4.:-i
oflToirs of Havwood County,
will be presented to the county on
Saturday, the 24th, at n
in a ceremony held in the court
W G. Byers, clerk of the supe
rinr'court. will make the presen
tation and Judge F. E. Alley will
accept the portrait in Denau i
tne CiuiCiia vi "- - -
The portrait has been aonaiea
by the friends of the late Mr
Welch, who was greatly beloved
by the people of this section.
Mr Welch, the father of the
present sheriff, Robt. V. Welch,
also served as sheriff of the county
from 1926-30. ,
The public is invited to attend
the ceremonies. -
Thp Prabtre road. Highway No.
Olio mi ro.ored ijaeveral 'olace
hv water as deeo and four'fet.
Travel was resumed oyer the road
Wednesday morning, and apparent
ly there was little or no damage to
the road bed.
Diip in the wash out of bridges
in the Bethel school section, school
will not be resumed before Monday
Lumber from the new Clyde
School building was washed down
the river. The site was several
foot under water, but suffered no
atinarent damage. Workmen be
gan cleaning up Wednesday morn
No Gap Dance Team Wins First
ace In Thirteenth FolK resuvdi
The R ''.
-v vjap square Dance
icame off with a number of
1 1 , m the usual oUs festival
Ffl last . . .
A i Asnevine, in
i J 12 teams of recognized abili-
&TTiYr n 4.V j .
le s me ! teams, oam
r manager of the team, who
le Known ngure in
t of square dancing, with
uian Caldwell, won first
uess coupie on me
!n won second place as
v, Kf waller. Soco Gap btnng
lire u- . ,
band won first place in the com-
mi v, t rnp .MKU
. Kr tp hundreds oi
people attending the festival held
at McCormick Field included: Sam
Queen and Beulah Caldwell, Ralph
r. J ITIla Map MOSS.
nf thp Wavnesvijle dis
4-;t will onpn on Tuesday, Au-
i- o7tK -ith rpcristration for-
V I- ,l""l " .v.. - - ry- ,
k mH iunior hieh students oe
ginr.ing the 20th, according to M.
Rpniors and juniors will register
on Tuesday, 20th.
Sophomores on the 21st, and
r-ncVimpn nn the 22nd.
The seventh grade will register
All students are urged by Mr.
Bowles to be at the school on the
.we dpsicnated and check their
spring registrations and get class
schedule cards. , tiass worn wu.
begin the 27th.
About 900 are expected to enroll
in the high and junior high this
year, as against 82b last year.
Va( miipV increase over the
9 snn in the elementary school is
expected, Mr. Bowles said. .
Teachers oi tne aistnct wm
Saturday. August 24, and
bug drivers on Monday 26th, in the
high school auditorium.
$839 Paid County
The Waynesville Employment
office distributed $839.50 in 117
hprV to unemployed eligible
workers during the month of July,
while in the 31 months of distri
cting 10.988 checks for $97,196.-
87 were delivered through tne
During the same periods, the
state distributed $505,86.61 in
July and in 31 months have distriD
Moody and -na mae "'. iisiMiu in 2 400 939
Campbell and Elsie Ray Cooper, ute $15,408,734 m 2,400,9
Canton Band In
Around 150 players will take
part in the joint concert which will
be given here at 4 o'clock Sunday
afternoon at the court house by
the Canton and Waynesvlille high
school bands. Practically all the
students in the two bands started
their initial band work last fall
at the same time.
L. T. New is director of . the
local band, and L. M. Ricbeson is
chairman of the sponsoring com
mittee. John Lerryoerry is ai-
rector of the Canton band, and Dr.
V. H. Duckett is chairman of the
The two bands have been prac
ticing seperately all summer on
the numbers which will be given
S'lirwlMV . On the following Sun
day, the 25th, the bands will give
the same concert in Canton,
TKo nroirram numbers are by
the following composers: Bennett
Ohenette. Kittle, Weber and ws-
enbig and are: -rromouu",
march; "Starter," march; "Chaim,
march; "Activity," marcn; i-ru-ject,"
march; "Zenith," overture;
"Airport," marcn; "wiue inwu,
waltz; "Warming Up." march;
"Organ Melody," reverie; "Home
Band" march; "Summit," march;
"Nor'ma's Dream," waltz; "Nor
mal," march; "Trombone looag
gan," novelty; "Yesternight '
serenade; "The Flyer," march;
"Ambition," overture; Indian
Boy " fox trot; "Military Escort,
march ; "Saskatchewan," overture.
t rtf rain the concert will
in wc , ,
be given in the court room instead
of the lawn as was first planned.
rroWron-lrntl Duff School Will
ronnen todav. after a two-day hoi i
duv. Fines Creek school did not
No Estimate Can Be
Made Of Damage Done
Corn By Wind, Kain
4.3 INCHES OF RAIN
11 1 hjivi soon the Piiroon River
higher on two other occasions, but
have never known it to do as
much damage as the flood this
id T. J. Cathey. county
auditor, who was unable to get
to his oHlco in the court nouse on
"Onp riMisnn is that I suppose
there has never been as much farm-
imr Anna in thp land on the river B
edge as Is now in cultivation," aaid
rtrl muchm tihop of
Hugh Cathey located at Woodrow
were greatly damaged.
Jarvis Allison. Waynesville town
ship, states that his corn fields
were lying flat on the ground and
that he feared the stalks were
damaged too much to respond to
"time and sunshine."
The only accident reported in
the community, happened about
noon on Main Street when cars
from Asheville and Canton hit
their fenders, tearing one fender
completely off. The accident oc
curred during a heavy downpour,
Conservative estimates made last
tobacco crop is a total loss.
No estimate was made on corn,
pending u more "complete recov-
v" following the high winds,
heavy and steady ruins, and high
flood waters of Monday and 1 uea-
Streams were back in their banks
vesterdav. after having reached
some of the highest points since
1S7( on Tuesdav afternoon, lol-
lowimr a stead v downpour of 36
hours, in which time 4.3 inches of
rain fell in Waynesville, according
to Harry M. Hall, official weather
observer here. Heavier rains fell
on the head waters of the Pigeon
River, sending it out Of banks,
covering crops, making about iw
families abandon their homes, ana
sweeping about 1,000 cords of add
wood from the yards of the Chanv
pion Paper and r ibre company,
flooding the plant, and causing tho
suspension of operations for 36
Canton, Clyde and Woodrow bora
the brunt of the raging Pigeon
waters - Some 80 families wert
forced to evacuate their homes in
Fibreville, and about 6 or 8 fami
lies at Woodrow. The highway,
between here and Canton was flood
ed in several placet in and around
fMv.io Tho water ant into aom
houses at Clyde, but did not enter
thi business taction,
A:l families who had to mov
Tuesday, went back home yester
day and began cleaning up.
Officials of Champion Paper and
Fibre placed their loss at $0,000
in wood which drifted away, and
$2,0(10 machinery damage.
Ui.rli urinrU nf Monday night and
Tiii.uiiiiv morninir blew many fields
of corn down, and in some ins
tances shredded the fodder.
ti sin anil Catherine Moody,
W VI 11 II liCt .
Mr. and Mrs, Fred Moody, Manna
Moody and Richard Queen, Fred
erick Nichols and ueraiame
ris, Donald Hipps
Miss Alice Quinlan is the guest
of Mrs. B. S. Marsh while her
and Decota! residence on Pigeon street is
j leased for the summer season.
Six families living in Ark Park
section between the two r orits
tho Pigeon at Woodrow were
compelled to move out of their
homes, some of whicn were com
pletely washed away.
Light service of the Cruso Mu
tual Electric Company, now oper
ating in the Pigeon Valley section
was off from; Tuesday noon until
Wednesday morning. The trans
mission lines were broken down in
four places, three on the Big East
Fork and one on the West i ork.
Supt. Joe Howell reported yester
day that service had been resumed.
The approach to the bridge near
Harper's Spring on Highway No.
284 was washed away, though the
bridge was unhurt. It will vane
to reoair the damages
to the approach. Washouts on the
old road bed of 284 renaerea w
road impassable for a time, dui n
was thought yesterday that the re
pairs would be made and that old
route of Highway No. 284 would
be open today, via. Rickman's store
Three bridges were washed away
at Crawford's Creek and the Hun
gry Creek bridge on thd East Fork
was also destroyed by the rising
waters of the creek.
The new bridge at the forks of
the Pigeon River near tne coua
home was not damaged, but there
was considerable damage to the
n pipa is reported to have
suffered the greatest loss of any
farmer on East Fork. His entire
wheat and hay crops were washed
Norman Caldwell, traffic officer,
braved the elements, and spent tne
day in front of the Bank direet
iru traffic ' and ' giving out infor
mation on roads. He said at least
inn nf.nf.ututii rs soucht infor
mutinn durinir the 12 hours. 'All
motorists were in fine spirits and
t,k the misfortune with a grin
Many called friends and relatives,
while others asked for a dry place
to spend the night.
Hiram Green, of Fines Creek,
ont a irmiin of friends narrowly
escaped while watch ig the raging
river. They were just above the
old dam in White Oak, watching
the water sweep along as if there
were not a 40 foot drop. Within a
r..,.t mimiiM nfter thev left their
n,.,nninin observation point, the
place slid into the surging current.
Lake Junaluska, swollen by Rich
land Creek, was two feet higher
than the dam. The overflow reach
ed out 30 or more feet from the
base of the dam. Nearby resi
dents said it was the most water
they had ever seen come over the
Day Set For 18th
Final arrangements have been
completed for the Grabtree-lroa
Duff Home Coming Day which will
lie held on Sunday. All present
and former residents of the two
township are urged to attend this
annual event, which is being neiu
at the school house.
Those attending are requested
to assemble promptly at 10 o'clock
as a Sunday School lesson, with
sermon following, will be the pro
gram for the forenoon. A picnic
lunch will be served at the noon
Mr. and Mrs. John F. Hodges
-j -hildren. John and Jean,
BI1U "... , w
are the guests of Mr. and Mrs.
Roy Campbell. Mrs. uoages w
the former Miss Dorothy Thomas.
The bridge between the barns
and home at the J. C. Welch farm
vino. from one side and
was completely covered tt -ne tnie
n Tuesday. The corn uu
AVf thrpp o'clock Tuesday,
Richland Creek overflowed Smath
ers Street near the new sub sta
tion. The stream did no otner
damage. It raced pretty high at
the Laundry, and ran through the
yard of a nearby hourse.
wk Mpsser moved his family out
r.t tKnir hnmp on
Tuesday, while he remained to look
after things. The water reacnea
the door sill, and then strted drop
ping. "One more inch, and our
floors would have been covered,"
Due to washed out roads to
Frying Pan Gap, Rotarians have
postponed their annual picnic until
later, and will meet Friday at 12:45
at the Baptist Sunday school build
ing as usual, according to J. C.
,Last Friday girls of Camp Ju
naluska for Girls gave their an
nual pragram, which consisted of
piano solos, vocal numbers, violin
selections and several dance num
The club had as their guests,
campers from the camp whuaa
fathers are Rotarians. The pro
gram was in charge of Thos. M.
Beside 31 local Rotarians, ther,e
were 33 visitors.
Will Bryson and Weaver Cham
bers, in Iron Duff, suffered heavy
losses in tobacco, by both water and
wind, it was reported.
As Albert J. McCracken stood
watching the Pigeon River cnt
through his farm, completely cov
- (Continued on page 5)
Hyatt Reunion To
Gather At Soco
Gap Sunday At 10
The annual Hyatt reunion will
be held Sunday, Aug. 18, at Soco
Gap, beginning at ten o'clock.
Featured on the program will
be special music and speakers.
At the noon hour a picnic dinner
will be spread.
All friends and relatives of the
Hyatts are invited to attend. Mrs.
W. A. Hyatt is president.