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Published In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entranct oj The Great Smokv Mountains National Park
WAYNESVILLE, N. C, THURSDAY, MARCH 27, 1941
$1.50 In Advance in Haywood and Jackson Count!
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J)ay Electrical Show Will Open Here Friday
The 2 Days
Valuable Prizes Will
Awarded By Exhibitors
he Local Armory
I vot mill surtiass any-
riu kind ever attempted
... . i4 4-a Ja-ur
Mtriue, is expeciu
rd-bresking attendance at
,j,y Electrical Exposition
opaa new ai iwo u
will continue until 10
hi.ir nVht and open
It 10 Saturday morning.
iL. nf vnlnnhle nrizes.
RV" v ' ' ,
if J75 washing machine,
r fitn complete uu t""
.nmiii for the two days.
ftcm every section of the
in expected to be present
will be given away every
the lour lor me iwo auys,
person ib years via w
k. liitil tn narticlnate.
Iitt u , .
Ji.anvnilllV ha KicrK Khnnl
J ptrade down Main street
to the Armory ana give a
& o'clock Saturday after
directors of the Cruso
corporation will give a
rbeque at the Armory.
;rietl dealers, and others,
,j) irranging and building
'splitswhich will feature
ererything electrical from
hiM to refrigerators.
continuous and varied pro-
kill be in charge of R. E.
md J. Dale Stentz.
bwieque will be prepared
aSiler, while all the "trim-
will be prepared and aerv-
Mn. Dewey L. Pless, Mrs.
B. McCrary, Miss Mary
Mn. E. B. Rickman, Mrs.
Sheffield, Mrs) J. C. Moore,
ska Foster, and Mrs. Hugh
All of these are in one way
ier directly connected with
pnd prize, a $75 washing
pven by Massie Furniture
pj, win be given away at
fk Saturday night. Other
i be given away both
m kour, on the hour.
details of the two-dav show
found throughout this issue
iffldDinidlay At S
Town Officials Are
p Start On Second
fi Of Classes
courses in national de
started at the Fines
wool on January the 20th,
"tone for another eight
mmg period. The second
wted on March the 17th,
Continue nntU May 9th.
n in auto mechanics
tught by Waldo Green,
'the operation, care and
" itos, trucks and tract
or in elementary elec
tro by Charlie Rathbone,
rf5f fPtion. cre and
te are given for out-of-
f a boys from the ages of
t we held in the voca-
25 Fs Creek
TLe direction of B. G.
, tuer. mere
to the boys enrolled.
la Will . . .
("FFA Chapter At
(r And Son Banquet
Pet Dairy Buys
Will Serve Area
Pet Dairy Products Company
have bought the East View Dairy,
of Brevard, and will serve that sec
tion with pasteurized milk and oth
er dairy products, according to R.
B. Davenport, local plant manager.
Pet bought the equipment and
business, and will get milk from
the dairy, bring it here in a spe
cial insulated truck for pasteuriza
tion, and sell it both at retail and
wholesale in Brevard and commu
nity. .- ' '
"TlevuarteJ-s will beTnairftained
at East View Dairy in Brevard,
where ample refrigeration facil
ities are available for keeping the
milk and other products.
The purchase was made from
C. P. and Lewis Osborne.
Mr. Davenport announced ' that
milk from this plant is now being
delivered daily in Waynesville, Ha
zelwood, Canton, Sylva, Cashiers,
Cullowhee, Cherokee, Bryson City
and Brevard. Plans are to open
milk routes in Asheville soon. Ice
cream is sold in all of the above
places and also in Asheville, Hen
dersonville and Franklin.
Frank Osborne will be manager
of the business in Brevard.
,rw, local attorney,
of ft Slld fcy tte Bethel
Future Farmer, of
t7:30 o'clock in the
Local Nurse Made
In Nursing Corps
Miss Grace Plott Campbell, grad
uate nurse, who volunteered her
services in the Army Nursing
She has been ordered to report
to duty at a government base hos
pital at Puerto Rica. She sailed
from Charleston on Monday to take
up her new work.
Lt. Campbell is the daughter of
Mrs. D. C. Campbell and the late
Mr. Campbell, of this county. She
is a graduate of a Chattanooga
Hospital School of Nursing, and
was connected with the Haywood
County Hospital for five years. At
the time of volunteering she was
associated with the Woodland Clinic
of Woodland, Calif.
All four of Waynesville's elective
officer holders are announcing to
day that they are seeking re-election
in the city election, which will
be held on Tuesday, May 6.
J. H. Way is seeking another
term as mayor, while T. L. Bram
lett, L. M. Killian and Hugh Mas
sie are candidates for aldermen.
No other formal announcements
have been made to date.
F. D. Ferguson has been named
registrar, and Henry Gaddy and
Jarvis Campbell are election judges.
Win First Places
In Anderson Show
'. "vr.r t '
Haywttoff- county livestock won
on all first places at the second
annual show and sale held at An
derson, S. C, on Tuesday of this
week, which was attended by a
number of stockmen from this
In the light weight division a
steer irom the R. V. Welch farm
won first place and was sold to a
4-H club boy of Anderson county.
In the junior division including
over 40 steers, Haywood steers
won all first places, and two sec
ond places. In the adult division,
Haywood steers won all three first
The grand champion steer of
the show came from the herd of
John M- Queen. The reserve grand
champion was bought last fall from
R. V. Welch, '
Several steers sold last fall to
4-H boys were placed high in the
show. All pen and car lot divi
sions were won by Western North
Carolina steers, many of them
from Haywood county.
The grand champion breed own
ed by John Queen sold for 30 cents
per pound and the reserve cham
pion from the R. V. Welch farm
sold for 17 cents.
Mrs. L. C. Waddell, Seriously
111 In BUlmor Hospital
TJio rnndition of Mrs. L. C. Wad-
of Hazelwood. who is a pa
tient in the Biltmore Hospital, is
reported to be seriously ill accora
information received last
"6 " :
Band And Girls' Glee Club Win
Rating Of "1" In District Contest
The Waynesville township high
school band and the girls' glee club
came out with a 1 rating to the
annual district contest and festi
val held at the Lee Edwards high
school in Asheville on Saturday.
Approximately 700 students from
11 western counties took part in
the program. ;
Ensembles and individual re
ceiving top ratings are qualified to
enter the state music contest and
festival to be held in Greensboro
next month. In the case of the
girls' glee club, they are eligible to
enter the regional contest to be held
in Richmond, Va., in May. .
the local band, entered in Class
C. played three numbers Tne
judge gave the Waynesville band
an honor rating of 1, and fa as
much as it was the only Dana oi
class entered in the district, it was
declaxael champion band in the
district ' -
-TLe'twke&t fa esiP !
elemiaaUoB tontest in which musi
cal groups may compete for the
state festival The honor rating
of the judges is a sfollowsr II J,
equaling average; II, as exceuci"
or good ; and I, as supenur.
The honor rating of I entitles the
local band to compete in the state
contest against similar winners in
the other ten district of the state.
It is uncertain at the present
whether or not the local band will
be able to make the trip, as plans
have not been made for the trans-
The'stete girls' glee club will be
eligible to compete in the state
Elee club festival, but owing to
the large group of fr hib enter
i -tjttM music festival uus
feature has been discontinued in the
latter group, in tne repor t -test
to which they are eligible, they
wiQ compete with eimaiar groups
from Southern states, from Mary
land to Florida. ' J
. Both groups were directed by L.
T. New, Jr, band director of the
VAJiuictuu r u in
Lowdermilk Brothers Have
600 Days To Complete Road
From Soco To Big Witch
Workmen started Monday clear
ing the 7.4-mile right-of-way on
the Blue Ridge Parkway from
Soco Gap to Big Witch Gap, all of
which is in the Cherokee Indian
This section of the Parkway,
known as 2-Y, constitutes one of
the heaviest grading jobs that has
been let so far on the entire Park
way. The contractors are Loder
milk Brothers, of Denver, Colo.
They have an office at Soco Gap.
The firm has done considerable
construction work in the western
parks, , v - "v. " ' - T
Three tunnels, averaging 275
feet,: are included in this project,
which will cost $746,952. The con.
tract calls for the grading of
734,000 cubic yards of mountain
side in 600 days.
At the termination of this pro
ject at Big Witch Gap, an Indian
and park road leads Off in two di
rections. One down Bunches Creek
to Ravensford and the other direct
ly into Cherokee. Both are good
roads and will afford excellent
loop trips from Big Witch Gap.
This section of the Parkway is
crossed several times by an In
dian road, which will necessitate
a number of underpasses and in
instances cause the relocation of
the Indian road.
At Soco Gap, the Parkway will
pass over State Highway No. 293.
Access to the Parkway will be
made right at the gap, right at
the end of the present pavement.
The construction of the Park
way from Soco Gap to Big Witch
Gap is under the supervision of
Howard Gohiband, project engin
eer, Floyd Davidson, resident en
gineer, both of the Bureau of Pub
lic Roads; md Arthur Connell,
landscape engineer, of the Park
The state road from Soco Gap
to Cherokee, now under construc
tion by Ratph E. Mills, is expected
to have a crushed stone surf see
by late summer.
Present plans now are, to ad
vertise Parkway section 2-Z in
May. This is an 8-mile sectarm
from Big Witch Gap to Ravens
ford, and will be one of the rough
est sections of all, in that 11 tun
nels will have to be built, and an
average grade of seven per cent
School Band To
The Waynesville high school
band will oresent a program on
Friday night, 28th, at the high
school to celebrate the anniversary
of their first concert. : The concert
was scheduled for the 14th, but had
to be postponed on account of the
big snow on that day.
AH tickets bought for the first
date will be good for the evening
of the 28th.
The program giving a. variety of
numbers will be given under di
rection of the band leader, L. T,
The proceeds will be used to help
defray the expenses of the band
to the annual music festival in
Greensboro, where Hhey are eligi
ble, to enter the state wide band
contest. ' - .; '"...v
Baptist From 7
Counties To Hold
Meet In Canton
The annual regional Baptist
Training Union convention, com
prised of delegate from churches
in seven Western North Carolina
counties will mef t at the First
Baptist church in Canton on Fri
day and Saturday of this week.
The convention opens at , 3:30
o'clock on Friday afternoon and
closes on Saturday afternoon. At
least '2V)0 dele?;ates from outride
of the county are expected te at
The theme is "Following the
Living Christ." Various topics re
lating to this theme wiTl be dis
cussed at the Friday afternoon and
night sessions by the young people
from the churches represented.
The tournaments of the various
departments will be held Friday
night and Saturday afternoon.
The Rev. H. G. Hammett, pastor
of the First Baptist church of
Waynesville, will bring n inspi
rational message on Saturday
morning. The Rev, Wyman E.
Wod, of Swannanoa, will preside.
Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Gilliland an
nounce the birth of a son, Joseph
Anthony, on March the 21st, at
their home on Waynesville, route 1.
On Parkway Done
Near Beech Gap
The rough grading of the Blue
Ridge Parkway from Beech Gap
to Balsam Springs has been com
pleted, including the 620-foot tun
nel. The work has been closed
during the winter, by Nell Teer,
Work is expected to be resumed
soon, and the crushed stone nr-
face put on the section.
Program Of Electrical Show
Friday and Saturday, March 28 29.
At The Waynesville Armory.
Opens Friday at 2 p. m., and closes at 10 p. m.
Opens Saturday at 10 a. m., and closes at 10 p. m.
No admission charges,
Valuable prizes given every hour on the hour.
Band parade and concert, by High School Band, starting
at 11 o'clock Saturday morning.
Free Barbeque Saturday afternoon at &, at tne Armory.
Orand trize of a $75 General Electric Washing Machine
given away Saturday night at 9, by Massie Furniture Co.
Exhibits of electrical appliances in actual operation dur
ing the time of the show, i i
Entertainment and informal program unaer airecuan oi
R. E. Sentelle and J. Dale Stentz.
Palm Beach Man
Dining Room Will Be En
larged To Seat 250; All
Sixty Rooms To Be Heated
L. S. Gaulden, hotel man of West
Palm Beach, Fla., has bought the
Gordon Hotel from Mrs. L, E. Phil
lips, of Black Mountain and others,
it was learned yesterday from
Quinby Kipp, who has been mana
ger for the past four years. Final
details of the transfer of the prop,
erty will be worked out during the
next few days.
The new owner plans extensive
improvements on the property, in
cluding the addition of a private
bath for every one of the 60 rooms,
and a complete redecoration of all
the interior and painting the ex
terior. .'. ,.
At present 30 of the 60 rooms
are heated. Mr. Gaulden plans to
install an oil burner of sufficient
size to the boiler to heat both the
main muilding and the annex.
The renovation also calls for en
larging the dining room to seat
ing capacity of 250 with a mod
ernization of the kitchen unit.
No definite date was given by
Mr. Kipp as to when thfl new'owner
would take over active manage
ment of the property, but it is
understood that he will come to
Waynesville as soon as the season
closes in West Palm Beach. Mr.
Gaulden spent several days here
during the past week completing
the purchase of the hotel.
It was learned that Mr. and Mrs,
J, G. McGraw, who have had charge
of the dining room for two years,
will remain for the present with
the new management.
Mr. Gaulden has been a frequent
visitor to this section in the past
few years and owns property at
Bulsam. He is owner of the 90
room Alhambra hotel of West Palm
Beach, said to be one of the most
popular resort hotels in that im
mediate vicinity. At the time Mr,
Maulden took it over it had lost
favor with the public, but under his
modernization and management
business has been brought back to
a high peak.
Mrs, Phillips, of Black Mountain,
bought the property about five
years ago and her son managed the
place until four years ago in July,
when Mr. and Mrs. Quinby Kipp, of
New York, the latter her daughter,
took over the place and have since
Mr. Kipp did not make any
statement as to his plans for the
future. He and Mrs. Kipp have
made many friends during their
stay here and' have co-operated in
all civic understandings.
The Gordon, one of the oldest
resort hotels in town, was built
many years ago by Captain Alden
Howell, and has changed hands
several times. Not since the an-
next was built and the place enlarg
ed bad it been operated in the win
ter until Mr. and Mrs. Kipp took
over the management.
To Be Completed
Here By July 15
Company Of Asheville
Awarded Contract Monday
"We expect to begin moving dirt
this week," was the answer given
The Mountaineer yesterday by the
Merchant Construction Company,
of Ashville, when queried about the
starting date of construction of the
plant for Dayton Rubber Manufac
turing Company on a 20-acre site
"We have a man in your town
today (Wednesday) checking on
materials and prices. Probably we
will begin work Thursday, we don't
know yet, but certainly expect to
be underway this week," a repre
sentative of the firm said.
The contract was approximately
$90,000, according to A. L. Freed
lander, president of the Dayton
Rubber Manufacturing Company,
and the contract calls for the
building to be substantially com
pleted by July 15.
The contractors expect that an
average of 60 to 75 men will be
given employment during the con- ;
struction of the modern plant . '
Buff tile, together with steel
sash will form the walls of the
steel framed building. The roof
is of the factory type design for
the one story building, which will
have about 40,000 square feet of
The main building is in the form
of an "L," fronting some 200 feet
on the highway, and running about
180 feet deep. A spur off from,
the main building, of 200 feet will
house the shoe plant which will be
operated in connection with the
rubber plant. A basement will be
built under the shoe plant, which
connects directly with the main
A spur track 'of the Southern
Railway system will be built to
the property, running to the boiler'
house, which will be separated from
No information has been received'
as to the contracts for plumbing
heating and electrical work.
The contract for the construc
tion of the plant here was awarded
the, Merchant Construction Com
pany Monday afternoon.
Will Be Opened
On April 15th
The 6-mile section of the Blue
Ridge Parkway from Wagon Road
Gap to Bridges Creek Gap, will be
opened to the public on April 15,
it was announced this week.
The road has a crushed stone
surface, and affords one of the
most scenic drive in this" entire
section. The road was closed for
the winter months to allow settlinar
of the roadbed.
$8,000 Expansion Of Balsam Fish
Hatchery Slated To Begin Today
Club For Coming Year
Lawrence Leatherwood, princi
pal of Hazelwood school, was elect
ed president of the Schoolmasters'
Club at the regular meeting of the
group held on Wednesday night in
the FFA chapter house.
Other officers elected to serve
vice president, Hugh Rogers, of
Cruso, secretary and treasurer,
Eugene Francis, of Crabtree.
Mr. And Mrs. Massie Go To
New York On Baying Trip
Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Massie left
Sunday for New York, where they
are spending this week buying
Easter merchandise for the Tog
An $8,000 expansion propwm
at Morrison Hatchery at Balsam,
is slated to get underway today by
WPA, according to news received
this week from Raleigh.
The work will consist of grading1
about the large pools which were
constructed last year, and improv
ing the road leading from the high
way into the hatchery grounds.
Further plans are to develop the
earthen pools on the property, the
information to Charles E. Ray.
member of the board of conserva
tion and development pointed out.
The hatchery is one of the larg
est in the south. The large pools '
are 60 feet in diameter and are S
to 9 feet deep. They have a capac
ity of 100,000 one-inch fingerlinc
trout, or about 25,000 five-inch
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