Published In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance oj The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
"gtfXR YEAR NO. 40 Sixteen Pages
WAYNESVILLE, N. O, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3, 1940
$1.50 In Advance In Haywood And Jackson Counties
Velch Portrait Gift Of Friends
bove portrait of the late Julius C. Welch, which now hangs
lurtroom of the Haywood County Court House was presented
lunty by W. G. Byers, clerk of the superior court, and accepted
Lf of the people by Judge F. E, Alley in an appropriate cere-
the late summer. Mr. Welch was a dominate figure in poii-
Haywood County for more than half a century, and was one of
loved men of his time. The expense of the oil portrait was
(entirely by his friends. Mr. Welch who was the father of
lent Sheriff, Robt. V. Welch, also served the county as sheriff
lax collector. Photo by Sherrill's Studio,
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-ikcinHiMJ Will Re Aslcotfl To
(a Dim ln Yitii!i?le In fniini
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Veteran Printer Rounds Out 50
Years Of Service On This Paper
By Hilda Way Gwyn.
Mrs. Brown's inl-l
imi bearing the signatures
reds of Haywood citizens,
presented to the board of
wners Monday, asking that
iti be granted carnivals to
is this county, regardless
titioti9 wt out that, ac-
;to the belief of the signers,
;n!Vili and traveling units
lutsre, have a bad Jnflu-
tht citizenship of the coun
should not be tolerated,
ten urged the signing of
Jition from the pulpits of J
vuie churches Sunday.
at time, several of the pe-
kve been circulated
the business districts,
petition is at the Chamber
mere office for the conven
f the public, while R. C.
s has another copy Of It
e has been circulating since
The percentage of those
fuse to sign it is mighty
fir. McBride said,
stitioners set out that their
does not include traveling
which frequently stage
t the theatres of the county.
MN APPEARS TN
wngressior.al Repnrd. nf
Nr the 25th. contains the
written by Judge Frt.hk
3 on the New Deal National
Kch appeared recently in
PJ-esvuie Mounts neer.
Fother, Senator William H
fad the column written
e Smathers in the Senate
to statement made som-
pby Senator J, W. Bailey.
fticle was irHpro,l nrintoH
To Be Held Today
The first annual livestock
show in Haywood, gets under
way this morning at nine
,, o'clock-with a parade., Tho an- -
imals will be on display at the
high school stadium until late
' Indications yesterday were
that more than 100 of the
choice animals of the county
would be displayed. These will
include beef and dairy cattle,
hogssheep, and horses.
Featuring the day, will be
exhibition jumping by horses
owned by L. H. Bramlett, and
the pulling contest, in which
a large number of teams are
to be entered.
No admission charges will be
made at any timeeverything
On Job 50 Years
"I don't know. You must think
I carry the mailing list around in
my pocket. Ask Mr. Bridges."
"What year was it that the new
court house was built? J can't for
the life of me remember."
"Search me. Ask Mr. Bridges,
Who owned this paper after
Jesse Daniel Boone Sold it the last
You must think i came in with
the early settlers. That was long
before my day. Go ask Mr.
Who was the mayor of Waynes
ville when they first paved Main
"Why that was before I was
born. Ask Mr. Bridges he'll know."
And so it goes in the office of The
Wayr.esville Mountaineer, when a
question of local interest comes
up and there is any doubt about it.
The answers are always the same,
from Editor Russ to the janitor-
"Co ask Mr, Bridges."
But no wonder, this month marks
a half century of his connection
with the paper. Fifty years ago,
at the age of 18, "when the chest
nuts were getting ripe," he had his
first job with the paper,
He has seen it change hands a
dozen times, from top floor to base
ment quarters, on and. off Main
street. He has seen it staggering
under the weight of trying to pay
for itself as well as support its
owners. He has known it in pros
perous days. He has seen it in times
v. y ..u ... Mu. The election of AAA committee
OI War. m.ii nt Havtirnrul Pnnntu will he
He has watched the paper grow" ... j.,
from a four page hand set ve col-i. u wM ,earned5rom th, Coun.
J. T. "Tom" BRIDGES, is this
wei'k, rounding out 50 years as a
printer with The Mountaineer. For
the past 35 years he has been a
linotype operator, but knows the
mechanical department like a book.
Photo by Sherrill's Studio.
Delay Work On
Soco Gap Road
The highway and public warks
commission voted yesterday to
postpone at least temporarily, the
awarding of construction contracts
for the extension of Highway No.
293 from Soco Gap to Cherokee.
Included in the same order with
the similar project coming from
special funds of building a high
way across. Lake Mattamuskeet.
Both of the projects are special
ones approced by Governor Hoey
with funds to defray their cost
to come from special allotments of
highway funds. Governor Hoey
was hot in Raleigh when the com
mission made its decision.
The commission designated Chair
man Frank L. Dunlap, Chief Engin
eer Wi Vance Baise and Commis
sioner E. V, Webb as a special com
mittee to sor.sider the proposals and
decide whether the bids rece.-yeeu"
Tuesday should be accepted.
Several months ago Governor
Hoey said that he was anxious that
the two projects get underway at
an early date.
Longs are Adding 25
Rooms, Country Club
Dr. C. N. Sisk, district health
officer, has returned from a busi
ness trip to Raleigh.
Last Call Made
To Farmers Under
Only two more days for the
farmers of Haywood County
to make applications for lime
and phosphate under the 1940
farm program, which closes on
To date Haywood County has
nude a splendid record, now
s anding third on the list of
counties of the state to tako
advantage of this offer by the
government, with a record of
8,523 tors having been order
ed by the farmers.
Appl:ea ions are also beinjr
received now in the county
agent's office for the 1941 pro
gram. Deliveries, which are to
be made direct to the farms
this year, without cost, will
start moving by November the
first. Those signing up first
will get the earliest deiivcr-
Haywood Getting Politically Minded As Election Nears
men To Be Selected
In Near Future
umn sheet to its present size, and
in the passing of time has become!
ty farm agent's office yesterday.
Special consideration is stressed
by the government in the selection
of these committeeemen.
Elections will be held in each
township by secret ballot, instead
of by letter as was the case for the
1940 program? Five committee
men will be elected from each town-
ahipr-As well a two delegates to
the county election for the elec
tion of the five county committee'
Notices will be sent In the hear ' Glenn C. Palmer
future of the time, and balloting
places in each township.
The burley referendum will also
be announced in the near future,
according the county farmer agents.
Haywood Democrats, joining in
with state officials, are completing
plans for a state-wide rally in
Waynesville, on Saturday, Novem
ber 2, which will bring to a close,
the 1940 campaign. .
Clifford E. Brown, chairman of
the Hsywood executive committee,
is preparing for a record breaking
crowd. . . , . '
In the meantime, the Haywood
board of elections, will have in
hand this week, all state end coun
ty ballots, and will begin their
task of mailing out absentee bal
lots to those requesting them, as
well as attending to the thousand
and one things necessary in an
The county tickets, carrys the
following candidatea:v '
Democratic . Republican
Otto Alexander ......R. G. Snyder
Sarah Ja Walker
President Of Music
Club At Woman's College
Mbs Sarah Jane Walker, daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Claytoa Walk.
et, student at the Women's College
of the University of North Caro
lina, is serving as president of the
Madrigal Ciub, The club includes
students of public school music.
Miss Walker is a member of the
senior class and is prominent in
an "institution" with The Moun
taineer. ' '
He has seen it change its name, as
well as its ownership, but he has
stayed on. It was generally un
derstood that whoever took over
the paper , also employed Mr.
Bridges. For with only a few short
years outj- ha has werkeeh contm-
uously on the paper.
James Thomas Bridges was born
in Transylvania County, four miles
from Brevard, sixty-eight years ago
When he was young, he claims
that his home was a long distance
from Bervard, but that today it
seems a short walk.
He is the son of the late Mr, and
Mrs, T. Y. Bridges, of South Caro- , ; ' :' ; v ,., , '
Una. They came to Transylvania i M. -j Mr. w v Swiff hA
County where the former establish-;
ed a business to card wool to make , . w.t. vi.- ! Rl T- Ryd O. Fereuson
.-, , . j i- 'and Mrs. Oeorge Watson, or ft.lsco, , . T?,.1, p.i,
thread for weaving jeans and lin-i- . :, . -v- . 'ID. L. Noland Frank Enw'ey
sey j N. Y. Mrs. Wailson is the former; County Surveyor
When the subject of this sketch Miss Dorgthy Mussell, who at one' H. B. Ledbetter No Cand'dUe
was 13 years old his father moved time resided with her family here.' Hospital TriuW
to Waynesville, and formed a part-' The Mussels formerly owned "Fair-, E. B- Rickm : No Candidate
(ContinQed on page 8) haven," home Of W. T. Lee. I (Continued on paso 8) -
Jack Frost Seems
To Rush Things
Up This Season
Jack Frost seemed to be in a
great hurry to lay his icy and
withering hand upon this sec
tion this year the first "kill
ing" effects were seen Friday,
September the 27th more
than two weeks earlier than
last year, according to the re
cords kept by Harry M. Hall,
local U. S. weather observer.
There was a light frost an
the night of October 13th in
1939, and a "killing" one on
Records for 1938 "show the'
first frost as late as October
the 2nd, while in 1937 the kill
ing frost came on October the
: Plsw r n. Mrs. Reginald Arnold, of Bristol,
Francis .... J. Howard Shook, Va., was the guest of relatives
Tat Collector auring tne wee
J Earl Ferguson ..No Candidate ' . .'
. Chairman of Hoard I
Geo. A. Brown, Jr. ...No Candidate
Work Already Underway on
Addition To WaynesviII
Country Club i
Mr. ar.d Mrs. J. M. Long, owners
of the Waynesville Country Club,
re enlarging their facilities by
one-third, with work already under
Plans are to complete an addi
tion to'the rock building of the club
by April first, giving 75 rooms ia
The new addition will be built of
rock to match the present rock
building, and will be four stories
high, containing 25 bedrooms, all
with private baths.
The new building is 48 by 70 feet,
which will make the entire rock
building 48 by 120 feet, four sto
Fifteen men are now at work
excavating the grounds for pour
ing concrete, which Mr. Long es
timates will be all poured within
Six or eight utility rooms will be
built in the basement, it was said.
The plans to enlarge the facili
ties at the club came after the best
season Mr. and Mrs. Long have ever
had. During part of July, most of
August and in September, they
turned away people daily some
times as many as 20 a day.
"This has been our best Septem
ber by far,' Mr. Long told The
"The golf course is in the best
condition it has ever been in," ho
continued. "The greens are extra
fine this season."
Since the completion of the rock
building of the Country Club, with
20 bed rooms, several years ago,
an annex was built, with 24 bed '
rooms, tnd now the public demand
for a place near the golf course,
makes it necessary for the other
The golf course is a drawing card
for the community, with many peo
ple seeking accommodations right
on the course. . . ..
" " Although work has" started on
the foundations, there are a few
remaining details to be worked out
by the owners and their architect,
it was said, but the heavy work is
being pushed in order to get ahead
of cold weather. No statement
was made as to the cost of the ex
Askeville Presbytery Will Meet
Next Week With Hazelwood Church
The fall meeting of Asheville
Presbytery will be held with the
Hazeiwood Presbyterian church on
Tuesday and Wednesday, October
Lt. James Davis, of Company H,
of the North Carolina National
Guard, stationed at Fort Jackson,
visited his family over the weekend.'
The Camera Records Scenes Of Company "H" Leaving Waynesville
i win ill . 'tmmmmmm-mmimmmmmmmmf
pood Would Have About 1 25
) To Answer First Draft
umn' of Duke Univerity,
Pd and Jackson counties,
Kev. w. R. Kelly, of
Psident of their organiza-
dinner meeting held here
Gordon Hotel on Tuesday
j- G. Herring, of the 'uni-
i "vvauuu wiia lyeii
Lw Lanieri a welcome
f? y by Mr. and Mrs: Thom-
with a brief talk
fof the Duke-Carolina foot-
i rfea8:ed in game were
VmS the evening.
j ? nominating com
elected the officers
He.' n " Cline of Canton,
i ' and Miss Manraret
and parents of
f for the meeting.
Haywood County's quota of con
scriptjonists under ' the federal
law which will send 400,000 young
Amerfcan men to training camps
between now and January, proba
bly will be in the neighborhood of
125, it was calculated here yester
day.' Although no official information
has been received in the county, it
was a matter of guess work of
whether or not the 109 Waynes
ville men and 151 Carton men, now
serving in camp with the National
Guards, would be credited against
Haywood's quota, as volunteers are
The figure of 125 was nrrived at
by using the war department mctt
eds of calculation. Th? depart
figures that men between 21 and 35
make up 14 per cent of th? popula
tion. About one m forty, or 40!),-1
000 from the r.ation-wide estimated
16,000,000 registration are to be
drafted this year. Taking this
county population, 35,000, and de
termine 14 per cent and dividing by
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No. 2 they lingered on the steps of the train nd
' ' ' ttrin mnrAi'n (iam tViA A fmnrv trt thp train.
. arhv unTrthVlastmrn"" oTS was Uken f m Det Str t. a'nd shows the activity of the group on their drill grounds with the
ESS 1 Sound" NoNLKuinWGeorge Plott and First Lieutenant Paul Martin checki everything OK
toward the spedal for Fort Jackson. No. 6-about 600 people were o n hand to wave and wish them good-bye. No. 6-each man checks to
as he boards the train with his pack. Photos by Patsy Gwyn.
the 8th and 9th.
Dr. A. P. Hassell, a missionary
to Japan, will speak at the even
ing service on TOesday. Every
one is invited to attend the evening;
service and hear Dr. Hassell.
The Rev. C. Grier Davis, pastor
of the First Presbyterian churchy
in Asheville, will preach the doctri
nal sermon on a subject of his own
choosing with the Rev. R. D. Bed
inger as alternate.
Curry B. Hearn, of Nashvilte,
Tenn., treasurer of Foreign Mie
sions, will bring a message on
The Rev, Charles B. Chapin, D.
D., pastor of the Oak Forest Pres
byterian church, will moderate the
Lunch will be served at the
church on Tuesday and Wednesday
by members of the Woman's Aux
iliary under the direction of Mrs.
L N. Davis.
Mrs. Alley, State
PTA Head, Attends
Mrs. D. D. Alley, state president
of the North Carolina Congress of
Parents and Teachers, returned on
Tuesday from Blowing Rock where
she attended the first of the ten
district meetings which will be held
in the state
Important business at the meet
ing includes election of new direc
tors in 9 out of 10 of the districts.
Mrs. Alley, who will make the Ma
jor address at each gathering, will
speak on "The Responsibility of
Parent-Teacher Associations in a'
Mrs. E. N. Howell, of Swanna
noa, newly elected state-wide field
representative, will also attend the
meetings to instruct P. T. A. lead
ers in Congress approved methods
of work and to assist with spe
cial problems of local units.
Others who will attend many of
the fall meetings will be: J. H.
Rose of Greenville, legislative chair
man of the N. C. C. P. T. A., Dr.
Clyde A. Erwin, state superintend
ent of public instruction, Mrs.
Ruth Vick Everett, field secretary
of the State Education Association.