Published In The County Sect of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
TflYEAR NO. 37
WAYNESVILLE, N. C, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 1940
$1.50 In Advance In Haywood And Jackson Counties
jrfer. for all North Car.
;,tional Guardsmen, in
hoM n-the active and in
to to mobilise at their
Hions on September the
. year1 active duty have
t out by Adjutant General
ittts. General Metta re
is orders from President
Company "H" will go
Tnory on Monday and will
regular army routine for
ately ten days. During
they will undergo Federal
ithe ten days are op they
i receive "moving orders"
I to Fort Jackson, near
s. C, formerly known
Wen of the married mem of
H" have been honora
Wed recently. To bring
fny up to full peace time
fifty more men are neea-
th past few weeks 85
u&teered their services
kpected that there will be
U in raising the required
ty when they are needed.
i Caaton Scouts Re
High Award Of
Wells, Jr., and Jimmy
L both of Canton, troop 1,
Muse, of Canton, troop 4,
tooted to the high rank of
put at the Haywood dis-
ut of honor held in the
hit on Tuesday evening.
testations were made by
loner A. M. FirhMthr.
potander Thomson trophy
itmft was awarded for
I to Canton, troop 4. B. E.
ihairman of camping and
I for the district made
fetation. i '
I Crisp is Scoutmaster of
.troop 4, which won first
it Saturday afternoon in
wd district Scout-O-RaL
Canton. Frank Childers
nt Scoutmaster. This
I iponsored by the Mur
fa class of the First Bap
F of Canton.
li of Canton. llTlrW fha
P of Port Sraathers, won
Ice, and Canton troop 7,
imes b. Hurley is Scout-
,on tnird place.
a atuelds and William
Canton, troop 1. received
t 0aaes on TumiIiiv
Assistant Scout Execu-
11 New m charge of the
loicKards, Jr., a member
pmittee on advancement,
I aecond class certificates
f Green, of WavnunrHl
i Donald Swayngim, of
aaluska :. w o
H", Jr.. of Lik. J..
H 8( and Bill Dnvor Vta
N Frank Worthington, of
f 'e- 3, were promot-
ciasa rank by R. E,
Medford. chairman nf
wxi district committee,
IttVld Joe KmatW.
PP A to the rank of
presented the fol
t.n. t badge certificates:
W ton. troop 1,
.4 scholarship; Bill Al
HCanton, troop 1, ani-
riT Wavnt P.rt.
Three Injured In This Mass Of Steel
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This is what remains of the car in which three Canton negroes were
speeding Saturday night when they struck the light-weight truck in
which two white men were killed. This photo made by the Mountaineer
after the car had been moved to a garage.
2 Important Local
Sections of Parkway
To Be Let In Month
aome and iu nUimino..
!Z? Junny Deaa, of
.i"1 of Canton,
till, - "vuujr te, oi
iBr. nd Painting;
Uafy' flf Waynesville;
Eili rVZ.manBhiPP Hl We
of IerCTraft; Lawrence
e g-A-ta, troop
i , unton, troon .
i t!? .Iear of Can-
I SZ- development
Vn ?i bird d
d Gillett, of Lake
Here Next Week
The Keystone Modern Shows,
will appear here next week under
the auspices of the local post of
the American Legion, setting up
their nine rides, 8 shows, and about
20 concession on the Belle Meade
property at Hazelwood.
The Keystone group were here
last fall for a week, on the same
lot, and under the same auspices.
Two free acts are scheduled
daily, and comprise daring per
formances' by the Santennelli
troupe, aerial gymnasts perform
ing on a swaying revolving rig
ging 90 feet in the air, using no
safety nets to protect) them in
case of a slip. They are said to
go through a number of Stunts
that are not duplicated by any
They are closely followed by
Fred Dobell presenting an act of
his own conception. Outlined with
a myraid of electric lights, he
rides a bicycle back and forth
across a wire 40 feet im the air.
As he gets part way through his
performance, there is a loud re
port and fireworks burst up from
below and cascade down over him
in a veritable fountain of fire.
Special arrangements have been
made with some local firms for a
special matinee ticket good for
next Wednesday. Details
found in an advertisement else
where in this newspaper.
Two Died In This Wreckage
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Road To Be
The lives of Walter Odoll Mason and Glenn Calhoun, of Lake Juna-
luska, were instantly snuffed Out Saturday night, when the truck in
which they were riding, was rammed by the coupe shown elsewhere on
this page, in which three Canton negroes were seriously injured. The
three negroes are under a murder indictment. The accident happened
near the intersection of the Asheville Highway and Ratcliff Cove
Road.---i,Aoto by The Mountaineer, '
3 Negroes Held On
Murder Charges, As
2 Men Die In Wreck
Dr. Anderson To Fill
Pulpit Of Presbyterian
Church Here Sunday
The Reverend Dr. R. C. Ander
son, president of Montreat Asso
ciation and of Montreat Junior
College, will be the guest preacher
in the Waynesville Presbyterian
church here on Sunday, the 15th,
at the regular 11 o'clock morning
Dr. Anderson is recognized as
one of the outstanding Presbyte
rian ministers in the South, and is
an able and impressive speaker.
The public in general is invited
to attend the morning worship at
the church on Sunday.
ELLIOTT TO PREACH
1 P. L. Elliott, of Cullowhee, will
occupy the pulpit of the First Bap
tist church here Sunday.
4.2-Mile Section Will Com
plete 12-Mile Division On
Two important sections of the
Blue Ridge Parkway are scheduled
to be let to contractors during
September and October, it was
learned here from an official this
Section 2U-3, connecting and
completing the route between Wa
gon Road Gap and Beech Gap, is
due to be let this month. The sec
tion is 4.2 miles, and runs from
Bridges Camp Gap to Silver Mine
Bald. The route runs within 1,000
feet of the beautiful Yellowstone
falls, and around the edge of a
proposed 400-acre lake, which
would be one of the highest lakes
in Eastern America, with an alti
tude of 6,800 feet
In October, a 7-mile section,
from Soco Gap to Big Witch Gap
is due to be let for contract. In
this section there 'are two tunnels,
with the route running in a west
ward direction towards Ravensford,
Plans being designed by engin
eers for the route from Big Witch
Gap to Ravensford, a distance of
8 miles, will have 9 tunnels, and
will be let about May first.
Of particular interest to this
section, is the construction of a
spur of the Parkway, leading from
Buch's Gap, going to Black Camp
Gap a distance of 2.5 miles. Con
tract for this section is expected
let soon after the Big Witch
An official here this week ex
nressed himself that the entire
section of the Parkway from Soco
Gap to Ravensford would be under
construction by next June,
The road from Wagon Road Gap
to Bridges Camp Gap, a distance
of 6.1 miles, has been open about
3 weeks to travel. The surface is
packed with crushed stone, and
those who have made the trip over
the road which is on the crest of the
mountain dividing Haywood and
Transylvania counties, have been
most enthusiastic in their reports
of the scenic beauty afforded from
the many vantage points.
Work from Beech Gap eastward
towards Silver Mine Bald, under
contract to Nello Teer, is progress-
- -1 wact
Odell Mason And Glenn Cal
houn, Killed Instantly In
As the result of a head-on col
lision at the Intersection of the
Asheville Highway and the Ratcliff
Cove Road at 10:25 o'clock on Sat
urday night, two white men were
killed and three negroes, now pat
ients in the Haywood County Hos
pital, were seriously injured.
State Patrolman O, R. Roberts
swore out a warrant for the negroes
and all three hav. been indicted
for murder! , As soon as they are
able to Teave the nospital they will
be turned over to the custody of the
sheriff and lodged in jail pending
The two white men, Walter Odell
Mason, 29, and Glenn Calhoun, 29,
were riding in a light pick-up truck
and started home when a '86 Ford
coupe in which the three negroes
were riding not only forced them
off the road but also ran straight
The two men were killed instantly
and the three negroes, Glenn Me
Dowell, j. J. McKinney, and Her
man Lowery, all of Canton Were
Mason's body was found under
ths rear wheels of the truck which
was in the ditch, giving evidence of
how far the car had pushed the
truck off the highway. It was the
opinion of those who first reached
the wreck that Mason must have
jumped from the truck when he
realized that the collision was una
Mason suffered. a crushed skull,
both lees and his back were broken,
When he had left home a short
while before he has asked his two
year old daughter what she wanted
him to bring her, and she had said
"a sucker" and his wife had said
she would like an orange crush
Near the body of the dead man
were found the "sucker" intended
for his baby and the orange juice
and the broken glass container were
minded with his blood on the road.
Mason had talked to his father,
nio-ht watchman of the Underwood
Novelty Company, less than a half
hour before his fatal ride.
Glenn Calhoun, who was driving
was found in the truck under the
wheel with a broken neck and both
Walter Mason was employed by
the Underwood Novelty Co. Cal
houn was the operator of the Lake
Junaluska filling station.
The two men lived near each
other and both had done their Sat
urday night shopping for groceries
and had started home, when Cal
houn had said that he had to go to
town and get some medicine for
Ma wife. They made the trip to
Waynesville and were returning
home when they met tne car irom
Canton. The truck was said to
have belonged to Woodrow Camp
bell, foreman of the underwood
Herman Lowery, driver of the
or has lost his right eye, and suf
fered a number of broken bones
and is reported to be in a serious
J. J. Kenney has a fractured jaw
with bad lacerations about the head
strncted about a mile east of the
tunnel. The distance of this sec
tion of the Parkway is 2.7 miles,
making an even 12 miles from Wa-
( Continued a page 12)
The Haywood County Miniate
rial Association held it first meet
ing on Monday at the home of
Mrs. Burnett, after a three months
summer vaction. Following lunch
a business session was held.
Both concern and alarm were ex
pressed by the ministers over the
mmiberbr sudden deaths that have
recently been noted in tb county
caused by the effects of alcohol
It was brought out that in some
cases the innocent had seen the
victim of death. v
Plans to remedy the serious sit
uation were discussed. In speak
ing of conditions the secretary,
the Rev. C. O. Newell, said:
"This is alarming to every Chris
tian and rightminded citizen and
we trust that something may soon
be done to remedy this terrible
curse." ; .
Red Cross Calls
On Local Chapter
For Garment Quota
Mrs. S. P. Gay, Production
Chairman, Is Asking For
100 Volunteer Workers
The Red Cross production com
mittee, of which Mrs. S. P. Gay
is chairman, has just received a
new quota from National head
quarters. It will take around 100
workers to make the required num
ber of gamenta, which must be com
pleted by December the 15th.
The quota calls for the following
6 women's dresses, 25 girls' dress
es, 20 layettes, 20 shirts, 6 men's
sweater, 10 women's sweaters, and
20 children s sweaters.
In the past materials have been
furnished either by the chapter
or by individuate, with the excep
tion of wool for knitting garments
in last quota. Materials are ex
pected to arrive at an early date,
according to instructions from
"We are begging for volunteers
to get the last quota completed,
and it is very important that they
be finished on the time designated,
as the dates are set before hand
for shipments of materials going
abroad from national headquar
ters," said Mrs. S. P. Gay in speak'
ing of the work of her committee.
Those wishing to offer their ser
vices in making the garments, are
asked to call -th following: for
sewing, Mrs. "XJ C. White, 894;
for knitting sweaters and shawls,
Mrs.- George Bischoff, 896; and
Miss Alice Stringfleld, 135-J; for
layettes, Mrs. E. C Wagenfeld, and
Mrs. William Prevost.
The following quota of garments
was sent last week from the chap
ter: 6 women's sweaters; 6 men's
sweaters; 14 children's sweaters;
6 women's dresses; 6 children's
Money From Special High
way Allotment Will Be Spent
On No. 293 Extension
Governor Hoey gave assurance
in Raleigh Monday, that the 12-
mile state highway from Soco Gap
to Cherokee would be built soon
under a special construction pro
The extension of Highway 293
down the mountain to Cherokee,
is a project that was promised by
North Carolina in return for rights-.
of-way through the Indian Reser
vation for the Blue Ridge Parkway.
The Soco-Cherokee project is
one of two which will be built from
special funds. The other road will
be built across Mattamusket Lake
in the eastern part of the state.
The two projects will cost between
$650,000 and $700,000, an amount
to be drawn from a special allot
ment from the state highway fund
and not charged against the dis
tricts in which they are located.
It is understood that the field
work by a crew of surveying engin
eers had been completed, and sent
to the Raleigh office of the state
highway and public works com
mission.''; ,..';.'. .
Annual Burress Family
Reunion To Be Held At
Cruso On Sunday 15th
The annual Burress family re
union will be held on Sunday the
15th, at a building at Cruso, form
erly known as the Waynesville Rod
and Gun Club. , V '
The program will start at 10
o'clock and will consist of short
talks and songs, with a picnic din
ner at the noon hour.
Dave Cabe, of Waynesville, is
president of the group and has ex
tended a cordial invitation to all
members of the family and friends
to attend and bring with them a
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Howell, who
have spent the past fortnight here
with the former's parents, Mr. and
Mrs. D. A. Howell, are returning
this week to their home in Prov
idence, R. I.
Mrs. Charles E. Ray, Jr.," of
Chapel Hill, was a Waynesville vis
itor during the past week.
Dr. E. Anderson
Dr. Edith Anderson, optometrist,
has located in town, having taken
office 5 in the Masonic Temple.
Dr. Anderson is a graduate of
the Northern Illinois College of
Optometry. She is a member of
the Phi Kappa Phi Optometric Sor
Dr. Anderson was1 associated
with Drs. Todd and Todd for the
past two years.
September Term -Civil
Open Monday 16th
The September term of civil court
will convene here on Monday, the
16th, with Judge Wilson Wariick,
Tha trial rinrlret contains the fol- ,
lowing cases: State ex rel Kins and, '
at al vs. Mackey; Campbeu vs.
Campbell, et ux; Cogdill et al vs.
Morris-Taylor - Lbr. Co., et al;
Yarborough vs. Towles; Millwood
vs. Street; Casey vs. Coca-Cola Co.;
Haywood Garage vs. Campbell; Un
iversal Credit Co. vs. Cole; Osborne
vs. Singleton, Admr.
Price vs. Hyatt et al ; Taylor vs.
Berndle: Pressley vs. Rickman et
al ; Roberta vs. Town of Canton et ,
al; Dicus et al vs. Hil deb rand;
Sparks vs. Barber et al; Hunter
vs. Clark; Robinson vs. Robinson;
Fitzgerald vs. Fitzgerald; Hendrix
vs. Western Union Tel. Co.; Jaynea
vs. Jaynes; George vs. Moore;
Jaynes vs. Eckenrod.
Harrell vs. Hannah et al ; Mason
vs. Mason; Scott vs. Scott; Sprinkle i
vs. Sprinkle; Miller vs. Worley.
All uncontested divorce cases will
be heard at the convenience of the
Former Residents Visit
Relatives In The County
Mr. and Mrs. Von Rogers and
Mrs Zimri Rogers, of Chicago,
spent the past week in the county
visiting at the Sentelle home on
Pigeon road. They came to at
tend the Sentelle-Huggins family
reunion which was called off on ac
count of the recent flood. Mrs,
Zimri Rogers was the former
Miss Lizzie Sentelle. Her husband,
the r late Mr. : Rogers, was at one
time part owner of the Waynesville
Miss Tillie Rotha spent the week
end with relatives in Asheville.
Waynesville Appears On Two million
Labels Of Land 0' The Sky Asso.
ing gatisfactorily. The boring of
and the pioneer road has been con-j Glenn McDowell suffered an eye
injury and received severe cuts
on his body.
State patrolmen O. R. Robert and
J. A. Sullins, who investigated the
(Continued on page 12)
Mor than two million labels,
with "Waynesville, N. C, U. S. A."
on them, will be used by the Land
O' The Sky Association this year,
it was learned this week.
The association has recently ad
ded three brands, making six in all,
and the movement is expected to in
crease distribution oi the many
vegetables packed by the associa
tion. "Grove Park Inn" is one of the
newest brands, on which a picture
of the famous Grove Park Inn in
Asheville -is shown, with, the ex
planation: "This product is regu
larly testeid in the) kitchen of
Grove Park Inn where it must meet
the exacting and exclusive require
ments of this exclusive resort hotel.
The manufacturer guarantees this
product to be up to the standards
The label is done in four colors.
"Assembly Hall," is another of
the new group. This label pictures
a building closely resembling Mis
sion Inn at Lake Junaluska, with
a mountain background. On either
side is a natural color picture of
the canned product.
The third of the group is "Sum
The' other brands sold by the
Land O' The Sky Association, are
"Our Betsey," "Land O' The Sky
Brand" and "Southern Skyland
"Our Betsy" and "Grove Park
Inn" packs are fancy. The pack of
"Land O' The Sky" and "Summer
Haven" are choice, while the stand
ard packs are "AssemblyTIair
and "Southern Skyland BrAnd."
Every label used by t&e associa
tion has imprinted on n: "Land O
The Sky Association, Inc., packers
distributors, " Waynejsville, N C
U S. A."
Haywood County Council
PTA Will Meet The 14th
The initial meeting of the Hay
wood County Council of the Parent
Teacher Association will be held
on Saturday the 14th, at 2:30 p.
m., at the Pennsylvania Avenue
school in Canton, according to Mrs.
George A. Kunze, president.
All schools in the county are
urged to send representatives to
the meeting as plans for the cur
rent year will be outlined.
Mr. and Mrs. Thurman Williams
and young daughter, of Rocking
ham, who have been visiting the
former's mother, Mrs. J. L. Wil
liams, have returned home.
Mr. and Mrs Guy Massie and
son, Bobbie, will return this week
from Wrightsville Beach where
they have spent several days.
H. M. HALL, Offieial Obfrvr
Week Ending September 10th
Sept Max Min 7:00 p. m. Pree
Mean minimum - .
Mean for week
High for week
Low .or week
. - 62.0
Mean ?:00 pja.
Above Sept. normal
Max. barometer for week -JJ0.10"
Min. barometer for week 29.65
Barometric mean for week 30.02
Mean relative humidity 72
Precipitation for week 0.37"
Precipitation for month 0.37
Below September normal 0.63"
Precipitation since Jan. 1st .36.99"
Excess for year ... 2&V