The W aynesville Mountaineer
Published In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance oj The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
rxTHYEAR NO. 34
WAYNESVILLE, N. O, THURSDAY, AUGUST 22, 1940
$1.50 In Advance In Haywood And Jackson Countie
i irt Mm Anrl
L Tour Will
Invited lo Jin
TV. f nnntv-
.mers un -"v
i uavwnod County
innuai ... .
A home tour.
j v the demonstration
wiU be held tomorrow,
'ikir.e the trip are asked
I u. in front of the court
tmuic .... : . . ...
from whicn point -" v.
Lrt moving promptly
Churchill and Hitler Meet
year there were 570 per
Lg this county tour,
. ..f V,o laro-pst tOUrS
n the staie. ixui-i
I . ,,rr. but business
If' the county and public in
I ,nd tourists are lnvnea vo
le party and see first hand
s being done aiong aguvu.
th will be served at noon at
es Creek school hy tne r.
,t a small charge. At the
L.i.tt Pamnbell place tne
Ltianal Bank, The Friendly
ill be host of a watermelon
which will be free to all
Lking the tour. At the last
silver loving cup win db
ted to the township having:
gest number on the tour,
schedule for the tour is as
Wavnesville at 9 a.
mart- house, arrive at the
of A. J. McCracken at 9:15
fcerve farm management.
t 10:00 for Glenn C. Palm-
L.-. .v,,- nnst.ure imnrove-
will be the chief point oi
It- leave Palmer farm at
flock, arriving at John
r . .
farm at 11 ;20, where strip
hi will be seen;
iving the James farm at
the mrtv will arrive at the
Creek school for lunch. Hero
L educational disDlavs of
icil DDliances which will bd
Bortance to all those interest-
tie rural electrical projects.
! disulavs will be stated by
tnt dealers of electrical sp
ies in vv aynesville ' an ' Can
ts arp schedulM to leave
Creek at 2:10 and arrive at
larvis Palmer farm at 2 :40
beef cattle and general
fig will be seen. Leaving the
rfarni at 3:20 the plans are
ch the D. Crockett Campbell
Iat t;w. here a general xarm
ian will be inspected. At
watermelon cutting will be
fa who wish to take the tour
lave no way of traveling are
to get in touch with one of
Moving committeemen listed
le townships of the county:
leaville, G. F. Plott, F. L.
"A W. A. Bradley: Clyde, J.
"een, J, B. ; Holder. Lee V.
sl Iroa Duff, Jarvis Cham-
T r T..: t w-
t- v. uavia, joe jueaiora;
"an Creek, Glenn A. Boyd,
Messer. Jarvis T,. Pnlmor!
r Oak. Walter wo-nt nr v
N Creek, L. Z. Messer. Chas.
icary, Glenn James; Bea
John Allen. Mrs. Frank
ipps; Ivy Hill, D. J,
Dave Hall Will
On Monday Night
fchurehm and Hitler, but not the British and German war leaders, meet
at Lisbon, N. Y during the record peacetime war maneuvers. At left.
Warrant Officer Thomas P. Churchill, of Governors' Island, N. , Y. At
right, Staff Sergeant Paul HiUer, of the 71st Infantry, New York.
Program For Labor Dav Manned
Out By Hard Working Committees
J. B. H
-. uaiupueii, w. U. li.et
t Fork, Oder F. Burnett,
Howell Ira H. Cogburn;
' F. Hipps, L. C. Moody,
"wy;. Pigeon, Grover J.
i n-eiiey. J. s. Koilins;
C,6' John F . Rogers,- M. B.
" v.-. AirKpatricK.
i . waude Haynes had as her
f' unnr i
Mr. p. ' Asnevuie, Mr.
Edwin Haynes and Mr.
naynes, oi Can-
400 Attend First
Day's Meeting Of
Around 400 attended the first day
meetinc of the Havwood Baptist
Association at the Crabtree church
yesterday. The association will
meet again today at Fines Creek,
and elect officers after a full pro
gram, which will include the fol
lowing speakers on the morning
Rev. J. S. Hopkins, pastor of the
First Baptist church here, J. C
Pnimn "Wnvti esville. Rev. L. J.
Rogers, and Dr. I. G. Greer, of the
N. C. Baptist Orphanage.
In the afternoon, the speakers
will be Mrs. E. C. Horton, Edwin
Haynes, C. H. Greene, J. R. Mor
gan, and Dr. Hoyt Blackwell, pres
ident of Mars Hill College.
Encouraging reports were heard
at yesterday's meeting.
One of the highlights of Wed
nesday's meeting was an address
by Dr. M. A. Huggins, secretary of
the State Baptist Convention.
Temple Tax Case
A compromise was reached on;
Monday by the county board of
commissioners and the Masonic
Temple owners for $500 for back
taxes for the years 1938, 1939, and
also for 1940. ; :
The Masonic Temple has been
exempt from taxation as many
such buildings have been in coun
ties throughout the state, but a re
cent ruling laid down by the North
Carolina Supreme Court in the case
of the Odd Fellows versus swam
County changed the status of the
property as to taxation.
The Attorney uenerai aiso lun-u
that under the Machinery Act, all
such property is subject to taxa
tion under the new ruling is liable
for back taxes for five years. t
(ai valuation of the
property will be made by the equal- j
ization board in 1941.
D:iv celebration is well mapped out, 1
and the complete program in the (
hands of capable and hard working,
committeemen, it was announced
last night by L. M. Richeson, gen
This year, the annual Labor Day
nrocram will beein with a union
i O - - a
service at the Methodist church on
Sunday evening, with Rev. J. S.
Hopkins, delivering the message.
Evander Preston wll be in charge
On Monday morning, a parade
which looms will break all re
hprin at 9:30. and from then on
there will be something doing every
minute until the annual street
square dance breaks up in the wee
hours of the morning
Dave Hall, state commander of
the American Legion, will be the
first of a series of outstanding
speakers to be brought to this com-;
munity by the Rotary Club, in co
operation with all other civic and
patriotic clubs and organizations
of the county. I
Mr. Hall will make an address
at the court house Monday, Aug- ,
gust 2G, at 8 o'clock.
The speaker is from Belmonit,
and will point out some of tne
dangers now threatening our democracy.
Mr. Hall comes highly recom
mended, being a very .able and in
spiring speaker. He has given of
his time and effort to civic Im
provement in his own community,
as well as the state at large,
j Representatives of the Rotary
Club in contacting civic clubs in
Canton, reported hearty co-operation
There is no admission charge,
neither will there be any offerings
taken. These addresses are de
signed for the information of the
public and all individuals and
biirtrest Labor groups are Invited to attend.
1 . 1
In To Seek Jewelry
Valued At $20,000
Rev. J.S. Hopkins
To Become Pastor
In High Point
(irt'cn Street Church there
Is 1 .unrest Baptist Church
In The City
To Be Presented
W. G. Bvers, clerk of the su
i perior court will make the presen
I tation of an oil portrait of ithe late
Julius C. Welch, which has been
donated by his friends, on Satur
day morning at 11 o'clock in the
court room of the court house here.
Judge F. E. Alley, friend for
many years of the late Mr. Welch,
who was a dominate figure in pol
itics in Havwood count V for more
iur of the morning. thafl hgtf century wil, aceept the
The committees met in a groupi . ... . ...,- - ... .
with the general: chairman this Welch ... of ,h
week, and auopteu .."PlpreMnt ' hiriff,' RflK ' V. . Welc,
program, and have added cash, also ,)rved as sheri(r of the couniy
including floats and decorated cars
I from 1920-30.
invited to attend
Miss Margaret A. Hall, foniwriy
of WnynesvilU', has recently ac
cepted a position with the National
Hall lias been connected with sev
eral business firms .since her grad
uation from Cecil's Business College.".-
in the narade.
In addition to the parade, speak-
,ng, band concerts and atnieuc A H (J
events for Monday, there will be a t
singing meet of choirs and groups To North Wllkesboro
in the high school auditorium, De
ginning at one o'clock. Cash prizes
will go to the winners in this
event also, the committee declared-
The committees now at work on
every detail of the celebration, are:
Athletics and stunts, Carleton
Weatherby, chairman, E. C, Wug
ettl'eld and Carl Ratcliff.
Floats and parade, Jonathan
Woody, chairman, Hugh Massie,
W. A, Bradley, L. X. Davis and C.
N. Allen. '-."-..
Dog and pet parade, Bill Cham
bers, Bill Prevost and R B. Daven
port. Square dance, R. L. Prevost,
chairman, Bug Kuykendall and
Singing meet, J. Dale Stentz and Sponsor Cooking
x 11 . ' m V All
.Publicity, M, H. Bowles, chair
man, W. Curtis Russ, and Francis
Band concerts. L. T. New, Jr. The
high school and junior band will
be in the parade and give concerts
afterward at the stadium.
n:o TUrt.t will Ko in rharce of
uui.: : ":.:: , tidan
the puDlic aaaiess eyoMjiii.
The committees are also stress
Rev. .1. S. Hopkins, for the past
2( months pastor of the First Bap
tist church here, tendered his res
ignation to the congregation Sun
day morning, following a unan
imous Hiid uigent can irom vnc
Green Street Baptist church in
With regret, and a vote of ap
preciation of his services, the con
gregation granted his wish at a
business conference following the
Mr. Hopkins and family will
leave' the first week in September
to take over his new duties.
The Green Street church is the
largest Baptist church in High
Point, u city of 40,000. The audi
torium is the largest in the city,
Mr. Hopkins came here from the
Seminary in Louisville. ,Prior to
going there he served 8 ytr, as
pastor of the Eller Memorial
church in Greensboro. At Castalin,
N. C, he served as pastor and
principal of the high chN.. 4
Flower Show Will
Open At 2 O'clock
The animal flower show .vponsor
eil by the Woman's Club which is to
be staged in the community cen ter
building, will be opened to the pub
lic "at o'clock this afternoon and
close at 10 tonight, and again in
the morning from 9 to r o clock.
Due to .the favorable weather
conditions of the current season,
the show gives promise of being
outstanding in number and vari
ety of exhibits, as well as .quality
of (lowers. The prize list is nlso
more extensive this year than pre
viously and will ut tract more ex
hibitors. Each year hundreds of visitors
not only from this immediate sec
tion, but from the neighboring
towns attend this show. A great
number of the visitors are espe
cially interested in the dahlias
which are grown to such size and
perfection in this vicinity.
All entries in the show must be
in by 11 o'clock this morning, so
that the judges will have ample
time to inspect the exhibits and
have all prizes awarded by the
Mrs. M. (i Stamcv is general
chainnan on arrangements for the
show. Mrs. Felix Stovall. presi
dent of the club is chairmnrt of the
hosnitalitv conimiltJtec. Mrs.
Frank Keriruson is in Charge of
advertising, Mrs. G. W. Colkitt,
stairinir and arranging. Mrs. (j. C.
- (Continued on page 5) -
: - luVitt will viva information lead-
MnmJ Am.irt(r T!:V.it of the icwelry-
Mrs. IL L. Allen
Named Among J!
News has been received here
that Mrs. Kufus L. Allen, is listed
The local churct during the past! in "volume 39 of the 1940 edition of
Davis-Smith Doors To Open
Today, After Loss Of Valu
able Goods Saturday
The doors of the Davis-Smith
Jewelers, a firm operating stores in
Wnynesville ,'nnd Canton, are sche
duled to swing open today after
being closed since Saturday night
following the loss of $2.0,000 in
jewelry by the manager, Bryant
Mrs. Isabelle Davis Smith, the
owner of the .firm., filed a petition
in bankruptcy in the Federal court
in Aslieville Monday as a uirecs
result of the heavy loss. It was
understood that a Canton business
man would be named receiver.
Mr. Smith said last night that
all persons having jewelry in tha
stores, would be able to get it today
without one minute's wait.
In commenting further, lie was
warm in his praise of the public
fur (heir ro-oneratioil. and nuUenca
while the stores were forced to bo
closed. "It was most unfortunuto
for both us and our customers, and
we nre grateful for the manner in
which they have born with us dur
ing -this - 'readjustment period , no
1). K. Rector, a detective of Knox-
ville, was brought here Tuesday
night by Mr, Smith, to namue tno
case. M r, Rector spent Wednesday
nvimr i-ioii nd work" and had no
statement to make last night, other
than to cull attention to tho rewards
thut are being offered in an ad
vertisement appearing elsewhere in
this newspaper today, A reward of
$300 is being offered for the return
of the property, and a guarantee
made that no questions or prose
cution will be made. Another
award of $100 is offered any per-
two years showed a gain or 4fl
members, and contributibuted over
$0,30(1 to various phases of the
He has taken an active part in
l.M'in A 'iuni" i a 1 inn w it K tin. civic affairs of the conimunny,
:,t V.oih Wilkeshom. Miss serving the I. ions Club as presi- ,
dent for the past year.
Mr; and .Mrs. Hopkins have
children, a son of school age,
a daughter over a year old.
A motor , Prominent Women of
America." The book is a publica
tion of the Sardinia House of
Mrs. Allan's grandfather was Sir
Ralph Ie Wilton, and her grand
mother was Lady Thresa Onnsby
Famine In Europe, Might Bring
Armies To America, Says Dr. Few
Woman's Club To
School On 30th
Newton Cook, of Jacksonville,
V C ioined Mrs. . Cook at the
; home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs
Innfi" tho nnot 1. r . i
Jnt, f-ok , ana. jarvis Coman, ai sunsei uums-,
-- ..u uaugmer, miss
Johnson, of Asheville. ''-.Mr.
Ollie PWf ei .: . i
havn k ollerraan;-ci At-
G r Sen-Vuitln Mr- nd
-. Plott and other rela
m this section.
Lake Junaluska, for a visit this
The Waynesville Woman's Club
is sponsoring a cooking school here
Friday, August 30, at the Park
Theatre, beginning at 10 o'clock,
...;w Mr. I.nis Shelton. noted dic-
and lecturer in charge i
Visits liooal Nursery
School This Week
, . ,. -- -..i 4.1- Mrs: Shelton comes iiikiujt v
,ng picnic amners on . .vne K.u..u. e M havig been connected
for the groups for the day. iX ' as appliance companies
In keeping with the ; policy of this Jl - vn. and ha, given
newspaper, there w.ll be published ..Jo -ve
next week, a complete Labor Day,"" . she i8 Home Ser-
edition. raruw'K in
the complete program.
Queen Of Junaiusm j
Coronation of Miss Virginia . rica ov- r- .
apence, obuK - r - - - .
tm-ed in the -9. o.
. r6t in-,
.on of today's issue of
wspaper. lhiIiy inte.
nZ articles . and ,
"iteresting and valuable
: -e advertisements in
Dav Vr,,, 4- i s iL ,:
,'-' yu lo reaa mis
rffly before getting
--uxen ready for the
place at 8 p. .m. s en
ing in the auditorium of the
Lake Junaluska Assembly . and
promises to be a brilliant and col
orful affair. .
rn.. .oi0t a stunning red-
head, has selected members of the
younger set to compose nci y y
and the ceremonies win De t""-
ed with music mimic pomp.
Miss Lucile Medford, of Lake
T..i..i. nrASPnt oueen. will
receive her successor nd place the
E. R. Reidel, of Shenandoah,
Virginia, will Serve as Master of
Miss Anne Seawell, of La"
Junaluska, has been selected as
maid of honor to the incoming
queen. , n .
Heralds: Mary Crum, and Pat-
ing, .at., rei-eisuuis.
Flower Girls: Mary fclizaDetn
Harbin, Nashville, Tenn.: and
Benny Lou Medford, Margaret
Robers, Doris Anne Ensley, Mar
garet Nolan and Mary Ann Liner,
Tre.in Bearers: Anne Brown,
Lake Junaluska; Floretta Barefoot,
Tubers: Margaret Preston,
Birmingham, Ala.; Lucy Stubbs,
Sumter, S. C; Kit Crum, Durham;
Elec Bullingtoni, Macon, ba.; tiarry
McCracken, Lake Junaluska, and
Tarmadge Spence, Raleigh.
Following the processional and
coronation ceremonies a varied
program will be given and gifts
will be presented to the queen.
A program of entertainment for
the queen will include vocal and in-
(Continued on page 6)
vice Director of the Standard Gas
Eauiwicnt. Corporation of New
'York, and will use EsSotane.
Officials of the local club have
already started to work on Friday s
school," and indications are that the
theatre will be packed for the dem
onstrations, which they have been
assured will be interesting
Mrs. Felix Stovall, presiueoi.
the Club, said last night that tne
school is not being conoueiu
the idea of teaching the women of
the county how to cook as their
reputation as good coom
far and wide, but to give them a
few short cuts in cooking economy.
The Woman's Club, in addition
the school, have had
placed at their disposal, an entire
section oi ine-i" . "
next week, in wnicn yne -r
Mrs. Shelton win use u b.--.
together with many ovn
household hints and suggestions.
The list of free prizes which will
t . ; ..sT was srrowing stead-
fly last night as The Mountaineer
wont to press. Everything points
to a record crowd at the school on
August 30-at the Park Theatre.
"The war in F.uropo is a war
against intelligence," Dr. W. P.
Few, president of Duke University,
told Kotariaiis and guests here last
t i...i;.iv F.nirlAnd will stirk to
the bit tor end, and if they can stick
it out six weeks, I feci they can
win," he said.
"American ought to help Eng
laiid in everyway short of sending
'soldiers. They have 3 or 4 million
men now and they don't need more
men, they need equipment .ma
chines' and implements of war,"
"This nation 'should have sent
them needed -equipment' long ago,
and if we had done that, things
might have been changed now."
"France was unprepared for
what was coming in that she wa
torn by political leadership, and
there was a split between capital
and labor, France might have
stood up under good leadership,
such as England now has."
"History shows us that for over
1,000 years, England . has been
able in time of emergency, to throw
up strong leadership I hope this
is true now." j
"There are things that are worse
than death," the speaker said in
commenting on the bondage of
citizens of some nations.
"I had rather be dead, and see
my four sons dead than live under
the regime now being established
'The are things that are worse
than war slavery of the mind, and
slavery of the spirit."
We must prepare our country
1. 1 .
now for any possioie ivn-.
Should Enland lost the fight, Ger
many would enter the western
hemisphere through South Ameri-
ca, however, i aon iw i
this nation invaded as soon as some
expect, should England go down in
"Our greatest danger, I believe,
, (Continued on paget 5)
Mary Faison Richardson,
new state supervisor of nursery
schools, visited the nursery school
conducted here in Central Elemen
tary grammar school during the
Miss Richardson was high in her
praise of the local school and com-;
meiiied on the co-operation given
the project by the community.
Mrs. Henry Foy and Miss Sue
Willard Lindsley are in charge of
the local school which is attended
by around .'50 children.
Local And Canton
Bands To Give
Concert In Canton
There will be a joint conefcrt
given in Canton on Sunday by the
WavnesvilU Townshin and Canton
High schools bands under the di
rection of L. T. New, Jr., of the
local band, and John Derrybcrry,
director of the Canton band.
The concert will be given at the
band stand on the ball park, and
a number of Waynesville people
are expected to attend. .
This will be the second joint con
cert riven bv the two bands, the
other having been given here at
the court house on last Sunday.
Vassar Completes 5th
Summer As Musical
Director At Lake
Completing his fifth successful
summer at Lake Junalusuka, Mr.
Walter E. Vassar with his choir
composed of 17 Greensboro College
students will return to Ureensboro
September 3 in time for the open
ing of college September 10.
Since arriving at the lake on
June 20, the group has had a busy
summer, for the season has includ
ed five Sunday afternoon and two
night concerts. The choir also
furnishes music for all confer
ences. I - e
There -itj no insurance on the
bug of lost jewelry, Mr. Smith said.
Mr. and Mrs. Smith with two
friends, Mr. and Mrs. Den.ni An
derson, of New Port Riche, Fla.,
left tho store around midnight on
Saturday and went to their car
which was parked back of Alexan
der's Drug Store. MrSmith hud
with him a black satchel, the type
usually carried by doctors, which
contained the $120,000 worth of
icw el rv. He was in the habit of
taking' .it to another depository at
night rather than leave it in the
Mi. Smith put the satchel down,
unlocked' the car door and helped
his guests into the rear seat. Ho
then went around the car and got
in the front seat leaving the bag
on the pavement in the alley. In
stead of backing out, in which ensa
he would have sw n tho hag, no
drove through the alley.
The Smiths and their friends
then drove out to Hardin's Tea
Boom on the Balsam Road, and in
about ten minutes after arriving,
discovered the loss of the bag. The
returned at once to the alley where
the car had been parked, but tha
bag was gone. They notified the
police at once, but no trace of the
stolen goods had been found accord
ing to reports late last night.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lee Rich
ardson, of Stuarts, Va., announce
the birth of a son, Robert Lee
Richardson, Jr. , on August the
18th. Mrs. Richardson is the form
er Miss Carolyn Haynes, daugh
ter of Mrs. Claude Haynes.
H. M. H ALU Official Obitrver
Aug. Max Min
72 64 68
76 61 64
80 60 76
82 62 73
75 62 65
71 50 63
Mean maximum ....
Mean minimum 10S
Mean for week ..........73.4
High for week - 80-0 .
Low for week 0.0
Mean 7:00 p. m. 68.0
Below August normal 2.1
Max barometer for week ; 30.07
Min. barometer forweek ...9.74'
p.mmiiino mpnn for week .29.92"
Mean relative humidity 7494
Precipitation for August B.4U
Above normal to Aug. 25th
Precipitation since Jan. 1st .30.60"
Defficiency for year - AM'