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THE WAYNESVILLE MOUNTAINEER
Published In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance oj The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
$1.50 In Advance In Haywood And, Jackson Countiea
WAYNESVILLE, N. C, THURSDAY, AUGUST 29, 1940
L . -G " I
pmplete Labor Day Program Ready
r.ing is in readiness for
t unity s Digger "
v celebration. This was
of L M. Kicneson, geu
;"rman 'last night, follow
,.t.,,n of the several cora-
Lho have been busy on the
L,.a fur the past week.
I crowds are expected for
T. M. McCracken
On First Visit
in Forty Years
Thomas M. McCracken left yes
terday for his home in Texas after
sDendine three weeks here with
relatives. It was his first visit to
Haywood since he left in 1900,
forty years ago to seek his fortune
in. the West
Contract Let For 146 Miles Of
R E A Lines Costing $115,805
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. .. Aii-er living vn ine icaus ilia""
tnt of the celebration, thig country looks mighty shut in
the Methodist church to
dance at Hazelwood on
h Vh first time that the
Lr Dav urogram has in-
Lon services. This year, at
nesville Methodist cnurcn,
L .t 8 o'clock, a communi-
fservice will be held with
I J. S. Hopkins, pastor oi
K Baptist church bringing
toge, This will De nis last
before leaving on tne ora
up his new pastorate in
fcint. His subject lor tne
will be: "Preparation for
Evander Preston win
large of the music.
L momma, at 9:30 scores
tated cars and many floats
fcmble in front of the Hote
for the annual Labor Day
Cash orixes totaling $15
!g offered for the first time
event. Best decorated
, second $2.50; best decor
ir 15. second best $2.60.
lade committee is composed
kthan Woody chairman,
Massie, V. A. Bradley, L
lis and C. N. Allen.
(arade will march un Main
o the Main street of HazeU
then down to Brown Avenue,
wn to the high school sta-
I id. disband,
schedule', of the parade is as
in me. The fields I used to think
were large tracts now look like
trucking patches," said Mr. Mc
Cracken in comparing this section
with his adopted home.
"But one thine I will ihand to
the rntintrv. the land looks much
better and seems more fertile than
when I left here. The people seem
Work Expected To (Jet
Underway During The Next
Two Weeks In Center Of
The contract for construction of
the 140 mile extension of the Cmso
Electric Membership Corporation
Hold 55th Annual
Meet During Week
Rev. Frank Leatherwood
Elected Moderator For
Sixth Consecutive Time
The Rev. Frank H. Leatherwood hitti'
. . . 1 J f k - " i t 1 A 1 .1
was eieciuo. mouumwi- ui n The contract calls jor cpnipicuu'i J"-"" , ,,.,.,
Haywood Baptist Association for wi(hjn (U) day8 after the agree- -Saturday, August 0 '
.u- i; :. .i k . , : ..n.. i Smith, mamiirer of navis-omiui
Jewelry Loss Is
Coming To Park-
tfe-2 :rs"2vT2"ik:3XTi nnr.-i.ni'
VTiSrrTrT : TT! ;t.-1 'r,rrj
No news -today but
now and the first of the
the former Cruso Mutual Electric expect to have a piece of real
Company, has been let to Melvin 1 news," said U. K. Rector, of Knox-
F. Burgess, contractor, of Char-, ville, who is inveswnu"K ...
seeking the recoveiy m t.u,
iewelery lost about midnight on
. . . , , 1.55th annual -meeting of the organ-
to be smarter and know more about . '. ?. , 6, ,, w,i
. . iiofmn imrViinh watt helil IWI YVPll-
the outside world," he continued.
When Mr. McCracken mad the
triD to Texas forty years ago it
took him five days on the train,
but when he came on his recent
visit it tookonly two days by bun.
Mr. Mc(?racken lives on a ranch
18 miles northwest of Big Springs
in West Texas.
"Th neonla have been miehtv
friendly to me but I will never
(come back here to live. I like
Texas too much," he continued.
Mr. McCracken is the brother of
W. L, McCracken, of Waynesville,
and Fidelis and Horace McCrack
en of Crabtree. and the son of the
late Marian and Elizabeth Penland
the sixth consecutive time at thoi m,int has been officially approved , Smith, manager of
and the contractor notified to be-j Jewelers.
Swork. It is expected that ac- "I am follow.ng a good lead
gin woia. i .luestiomng a number of
tual consirucnon wom "io" ' ,
ization. which was held on Wed
nesday and Thursday of last week.
Others elected to serve with the
Rev. Leatherwood were: vice mod
erator, the Rev. R. P. McCracken,
pastor of the Fines Cret'k Baptist
in about two weeks.
Bids were received by the cor
poration on Tuesday morning at
pastor ot the fines Uwk Baptise houge from ix conlrac.
church; clerk, Rev. W. M. Gerald n ... . . th t as
pastor of the Clyde church; treas- ,t not Bubmitlw, in proper
Ihw'av -natrril pscort
car, With mayor of Way
mayor, of Hazelwood, and
itkins,' representing Lake
Is and decorated cars. ,
and pet parade,.
lr school hunt
p and trick bicycle riders.
F'Dack rulers ..
conimittee responsible for
ambling of parade , and
Pet and dog parade is
ambers, ohairmani, Bill
and R. T? liovcTinnrt
jraraittee has a ?5 cash prize
f wst prize in the dog and
Won, and $2.50 for the sec-
BAXn npn i a
ately after 'the parade
several athletic stunts
staeed whilp fho nTi1 .
fmmittee this year is stress-
dinners on the grounds,
111 provide suitable places
"bringing their dinner.
I , U tlWtA 111 Vll
fhool audiboriurm, choirs
L'mned on page 12)
W. T. Shelton
Gardens Are At
Height Of Beauty
The gardens of W. T. Shelton,
which are visited annually by hun
dreds of local persons, visitors in
this immediate vicinity, and from
neighboring towns, is now at its
height of beauty.
Mr. Shelton has inaugurated a
new feature in connection with his
gai-dens during the past two years.
He has hundreds of dahlias, for
which he is famous, gladioli and
other flowers arranged in his. gar
age, on display as in a flower
show. AH visitors view the exhibit
as a part of the tour of his gardens.
urer. Glenn Brown: historian, J R.
Morgan; chairman of the execu
tive program committee, Dr. H. K,
Masteller, pastor of the First Bap
list church of Canton.
"The meeting was the best held
in the 55 years since the organi
zation of the group. It was the
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nrst time tnai every caurca in uie - ,
... aJiim ,Y..piitprl a contract with Mr
association was suppon-m nw.i : , , ,
'church obligations a hundred per Burgess after having received ap
... .... : t..,i.. ... j from th Rural Electrifica-
cent," said tne ev. i.eainerwu, "-.--- . -
who has been closely connected, -
witl, tho work for the vast 12 ton by telephone.
After tabulating the bids it was
fmin,i that Melvin V. Burgess was
the lowest bidder, his bid being
The board of directors of the
poi'nnration met in Clyde on
Tuesday night, confirmed the bid
tail a contract with Mr.
local people," Mr, Rector continued.
When miestioned whetner ne
thought the jewelery was in the
hands of a Haywood resident, Mr.
Rector hesitated and said: "Yes,
I have reasons for saying that I do.
But don't ask me to state the rea
sons." The investigator pointed out
that no additional reward would
be offered other than the .W
made last week. The same amount
is heinir offered in an advertise
ment elsewhere in this paper to
Dr. G. A. Erwin
Dr. Clyde A. Erwin, Htite su
nerinteixlwiit of Public Instruc
At Newfound Gap
Ceremony To ltejrin About
4:30, Will last About One
Hour; Plans Made For
President. Rouseve-ll will dedi
cate the Great Smoky Mountains
National Park, at Newfound Gap,
'on Monday, September 2, at 4 30
p. in. Park' officials and highway
patrolmen of both stJit.es are m. ik
ing preparations for a crowd of
10,000 to 15,000.
Some of the :((() special engraved
invitations that are being mailed
! to North Carolinians were receiv
ed Tuesday, A like number w ill ba
mailed in Tennessee while 300 park
officials will receive them. All
the invitations carry a special re
served sent ticket.
According to J. Ross Eakin, su
perintendent of the park, the ded
ication ceremony will last approx
imately one hour. The program
sent out with the invitations, set
out that the president and party
will arrive about 4 :M. The Knox
vlle high school band will providu
music until Harold L. Ickes, sec
retary of the Interior, who will
preside, takes over.
Rev Fred F. Brown, of Knox-
The admittance of the Woodland
B. O. Vannort, of Charlotte, pro-
Ijeet engineer, was present at. uiu
Baptist church, located between leu.ng, as a-o m-,e " ' -
Lake Junaluska and Clyde brought of the RfcA, f W ashington, a id a
the number of churches up to number ol the officers and diuc-
j-t tors oi tne e" i""
Kev. r reu r. nrown, ut rw
ion will he the main speaker at ... . !,.-!,,,,,,
' . .. . , i vine, win rivc ine u.i.viw...
the annnal rally of the Haywood ickes will then intro-
night in the Masonic Temple. Din- "P" Ior Pv? "i..
ner will be se,-ved promptly at 7 Follow.ng Governor Iloey s ad-
oVll, dress, Mr. Ickes will then present
unv ' u ifcri u! nt hp Governor Prentice Cooper, who will
W.ll.am Medford, chairman of the , addre88.
jiM-wiirii! - j- u- r-r-T. Haywood uouniy ciup, win pregmu. - - - ,
uay. n icwmu . , , following tne nerving Ol r-"iiei ami . ------- ' .
being offered to any pep-on giving th a tlan(.e W1H drnt Roosevelt will be followed al-
information leading to theoV- held with the Soco Gap dawers ter U brtt introduction by Secre-
nt Vin iBWplrv. " i tarv Ickes.
of the .. , ,. . ... . ni), rlnic Purcel), of Char-
J no puiilic in giMHT'il is l orumi- ..... i- - .
lv invited by tho.e in charge to lotte, will then pronounce the b.n-
II l 1 IIVJ
frv of the jewelry.
Thu miction sales
firm are continuing, with good
crowds. The firm is now operat
ing under a receiver. .
The. program.- of the two-days
session was centered on "Missions."
The session on Wednesday was at-
The liutgc-s organization will
have headquarters at Clyde and N,
1) Sluill. of the H. O; Vannoit
Bay To Address
t 1,. U.. 1IWV niniinlia imrt WHS V n .r i in 'i ' 11 1 t DlintailV. Ol L'tM'
held in the Crabtree Baptist lott,'. v, ill be tin- engineer m charg
church. The second day session , ()f t he .work
took place at Fines Creek
250 in attendance. ,
; it ' mi' r a lnVi
The waynesvuie - jaowajy. I- .,. f,.nl
will hold their annual picnic at ,
Ray Is Haywood
For UNC Alumni
Committee chairman to organize
University of North Carolina aluni
ni delegations from Western
North Carolina counties for
their annual jamboree at the
George Vanderbilt Hotel in Ashe
ville, August 30, has been an-
the University s
The Ci uso Mutual Electric m
pany wan ieci-iiily reorganized un
der the name ot the Cruso Electric
Membi'i'stiip ('urporation, in order
to bring coinpariy under the
provisions of the North Carolina
statues, l'.y organizing -under the
state law, the corporation will be
exempt from, taxation.
: New officer- of the corporation
('has. E. Kay, Jr.,. will address
the A-heville Cosmic Club tonight,
I using as his subject, "The Great
Smoky Mountains National Park.''
i Mr. Ray will be introduced by
('nil Khineliart, .program chairnian
The Waynesville district school.
bcirai! the 1.'.' 10-11 session on Tires-'
! day with an attendance oT nearly,
i :i,(Hl(l : in the. junior-senior high
i i ii,Ki!s and t he elementary grades,
i Accii'rdiiH' to M. II. Bowles, su
W i: I5YKKS -PATIKNT : P'-rvising principal, the to al en-
, , .m.nriM. I rollm.-nt of x:!1 ,a: Mile julilor-
ASI1KVIM-IV HUM 11 AU ! ...dior Hitfh schools was .divided as
RKrOUTKI) IMPUOVKD I follows: 7th grade, 2'i:; Hth grade,
I, was learned late last night IH:" Wh ;- 10.1, grad,,
that the condit ion, of W. G. Bye, s, 1 HI, grade,
cltirk'' of the. Superior Court, who 1 -There; were no definite figure.
has been iiuite ill. was improved, . avnihilde un the element ary grades,
Mr. Bveis was taken sick -on , hut an approximate iigure oi wh
V Dllicei - i nt,. v ... ..... , ,
president, D. L. Pless; vice Saturday night and removed from -thing'., oyer 2,000 was reported.
Camp Dellwood Friday, beginning
at 6:30, in honor of all visiting
Rotarians and wives of the local
members as well as all visitor mem
Last week Rev. Robert Hodges,
of Union, S, C . spoke on the im
portance of work, with the youth
of the community. He was force
ful in his address, using as nis
a series of drills nd;thenne, "Thou shalt be a man.
The jamboree -will feature talks
by William D. Carmichael, J r.,
recently elected controller of the
consolidated University, and Ray
B. Wolf, head football coach.
Alumni Secretary Maryon Saun-
' i ' . il 4-4- A Vy ' mnnt in rr
ders aiso win aueim T p, T
i fn11.w: hii.n. inrludis D. L. Pless, ira
lh? "rnm.ir8I"' " ". : ' .hrn. MM. Bonnie Mor-
a ?uuet 8 ll.:-limnwJ l J B. Rickman, Van
Among tne " V . -7 i-- rr Os-
Welis, r ieo - - .
borne, Chas. McCrary, and Miss
president, ".;h ;er uutiiuv-,; .w v-tary-treasuirr,
Mr?. K. K. Hick
man; K. K, Sr:itelle is the attor
neyand Joe Howell is the super
:('...;.,. ' ,.r "i Wi VnWiorntion
Incorporators of the new organ-, Hazel wood l5'8-
ization are: ! L. Pless, Ira 11.
Cogbuni, Mi-. E. B. Rickman,
Watson Howell, and William B.
Poston. AH property-of the old
company has been transferred to
the new corporation. ' .
Th newlv elected board of di
The North Carolina state hand
will then -'provide music while the
l throngs are disbanding.
I Along with the form and invit.S
Itions, was a note, saying: "About
1 ,,,. Iir nrior to the- dedication
the approach rads will be closed
a, a point about 17 miles, from New
Due to the necessity of parking
on the highway on both sides of
in.- t;.-ip. it may be. i.ee.-sary to
close the road to through traffiu '
M'veial hours prior to the ceremo
nies, M r. Kakin said.
The Tennessee section of tho
Newfound Gap road will be closed
(o all travel'- one hour before 1h9
.dedication. -Those attending should
' ,r .vern themselves . accordingly.
The l.illlc River road must havo
Mil mnt'MKf triillie from 0:00 P. m.
Al the opening, exercises on until the
Presidential' party has
l: -u .... Tr,-, , In hi'
ii...... ii..t : Auhovillo' where 1 Thi'.uiIh v . Ihe hii'h school band in left the park.
, .1 . .. .........I ,.n i .... ;i,., .. , :to mimr i tiro- fine lino of cars Will t)
ignated : include Charles E. Kay,
. Ti- WnvtlPKVllle
Miss Emily Siler, has returned ; n'imateiy ,100 Universi-
from Pulaski, Va. .where she was reside in these counties.
the guest of Miss Kathleen Brugh.' ty alUTn" rc u -
Appear On WWNC I'roKnim
Two Hazelwood boys, Willie
Tate and Jack Cagle, singing un
der the name of ' the "Balsam
Twins," will appear on WWNC
Saturday night Round Up by re
Hill Woodward, alias Williard,
of Allen's Creek, had his drivers'
lincese revoked after being con
victed of driving drunk in Way
nesville police court. ' -' . -. -
Company II. Returns I-romOmip
F.Ynpft To Be taiiea uui dj wu.
Company "H" of the National
Guard under the command of Cap
tain George Plott and First Lt.
Paul Martin and second Lt. George
Plott, returned on Friday after
concluding one of the most strenu
ous maneuver periods in the Guard s
.history. They were away
section ia AJ Company H wilL;ever
mi. ----- - -v.. w-w-j haye onjy a few weeKS al numcx""
l W Labor Day, general 1 time to settle their affairs before
s issue of The Moiin
Fi in turn onn4.;n
.and regular features
second 12 pages is given
t0 the (booking School
opens here Friday morn
the Park Theatre, under
wnsorship of the Wo-
H. M HALL, Officio Obterver
bllUC Wf ov-www .
being inducted into Federal service
for a period of at least a
During this service the National
Guard will face reorganization and
its ranks will be filled with dratt
The local Company, which now
has 80 men will be brought up to
war time strength of 149. It was
learned from IA Paul Martm
that already a large number of
young men have volunteered, and
-;n Yu no trouble in
tnai uicc ---
having the local company brought
to the required numDer oy
they will be called to enter camp.
The first nine days ot ine re
cent encampment were spent in
Camp Shelby, Miss., where they
were given general field training,
operating as a part of the second
, . ,.ii;- ni Tno .iit.11 imaiib, j.
the 30th division of the Third
Army, numbering 70,000 men.
At Camp Shelby Company "H"
was rated on the inspection field as
the best trained and best equipped
company in the second batallion of
the 120th Infantry. A number of
the men in the company received
special commendation for their
Amone these were: Corporal
Week Ending August 27
Aug Max Min 7:30 p. m. Free
21 73 53 64
22 75 52 66
23 76 oo
24 75 56 : 68
25- 79 58 -71
26 SI 5K 70
27 85 60 75
Mean minimum "
Moan for Week
High for week
Low for wecK
Mean for 7:00 p. tn
.. , . i i I:., ; 1. hi snia
gram in tne nig.n.. scnooi. jiuou"- on ine uuisim, ..M..,e."..
)ium. of the road on ttie lennessee sow
Mr. Bowles explained to the stu- of the park. T wo lines of cars wui
den - the new methods which will be parked Wong the Cl.ngmana
h,. incorporated into the course, of Dome road , Those .parking car,
s udy this year. He spoke of the along the Clmgrnatis Dome roal
necessity or being prepared today may discharge their rangers t
for life and of the importance of Newfound Gap, proceed to parkin
t he years spent in the school space, and return to Newfound Gap
- : in school busses for the ceremony,
room. : Owing to limited parking space.
In addition to the junior m,l ' that cars be filled to
senior high schools the ' Waynes- itby ..doubling up" before
ville district conta.ns. the follow-;;?P . . r"
ing schools: Central Elementary, r : , i ha avail
Hazelwood, Saunook, Allen's Creek,
v.ukt Wavnesvlle. Lake Junaluska,
Rock Hill, Dellwood, and Maggie.
State Legion Commander Makes
Stirring Speech In Upen orum
Mean i"i - . n
Below August normal isr
Max. barometer lor wee. ......
Min. barometer for week -- -30-00
Barometric mean for week ... 30.12
Mean relative humid.ty --2
n...;i.tinn for week .......0.14
Precipitation for month
Above normal for August .-..1.87
Among tnese were: wii" Awve Jlu.,..-. --- .
(Continued on page 6) uenciem. t
A large audience heard Dave
Hall, Rotarian, and state Command
er of the American Legion, in the
first public forum, to be held by J.
C. Brown, preside.nl oi me
Rotary Club. ,
Major J. H. Howell introduced the
speaker. Following the address of
Mr Hall, President Brown asked
that the meeting be turned into an
open forum, During this thirty
,.r:d a number of perti-
minuw: ic... - .
nent questions relative to c"rren
conditions and proDiems w. o
had the bless-
" w e iiavc "-j . ...
ings of the American way of life.
That is why we iaKe n. f ' "
ed and do not appreciate it, said
m. w oil in bDeakine of the situa-
;il J . ,""'1 . , -
tion that faces America today. . :
"Our ancestors in me new uB
land town-meeting and similar bod
ies developed the greatest demo
cracy this world has known. 'They
suffered, sacrificed and died and
passed to their posterity the bless-
in era of freedom of speech, freedom
of press and freedom of religion
thought and actiui," continued Mr.
"What are we doing today to
-linn, nnr nnreciation of the bless
ings of the American way of life?
Are we ready to sacrifice and die
if need be to pass its blessings on
to our children?" asked Mr, Hall.
Tn the last twenty years we
have erown soft and in growing
soft we have failed to prepare
aeainst the termites which are
imHermininar our government and
life. These termites are
largely foreign agents trying to
create distrust and indinerence or
revolutionary sriirit among the rank
and file of American people," said
No shelter will be available at
Newfound Gap, and in case of
threatening weather, those attend
ing should come provided with
raincoats or umbrellas.
Sandwiches and cold drinks will
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