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iHiblished . TwiosA-Week In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
66th 'YEAR NO. 27 12 PAGES Associated Press
WAYNESVILLE, N. C, MONDAY AFTERNOON, APRIL 2, 1931
$3:00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Countiai
I a le nrol,llced b
C today brings to mind
. .hih happened a
r irs ago at a similar
irfJ?f women crowded
fj,nd among them was
& In the clamor to
I '.J. A.mt Ida dropped
the floor. As
&topic up. she
ltj under a ""-.
penned in for two
L delights W telling her
. riiims she counted
ked hose seams, and
ninchinff the legs
She had a lot of
one jhopper gave a
i.,hi. After that Aunt
Cj counting the crook-
, Bid bunions.
..praecs runs true,
will be at this cmna !.-
under a table.
Dau as hp aDoroached
mn Saturday morning in
'jih. court house.
Mind thanked Mr. Rose
brt has been frequently
L c Dossible candidate
W Congress from the 12th
Wit spring. In tact, me
him tn mn has been steao-
IpisinJ since the recent
it Rep. Monroe M. Redden
tomine in from Washing
r - v
Is to the fact that Kep.
Ik definitely out of the
jptr his original statement-
meantime, Mr. Queen tells
It "Is interested".
Large Run-Away Transport Truck Crashed Into Local Service Station
icit Of Someone
s C. Francis profited by
the farm meeting in
Fays than one Saturday
, Aj he started out he
dime in the aisle of the
hhilly showed it to the
Kho llnccred after the
mj but sat on the other
It issUEi:rte tht;tsttit
should En into the ceneral
the county,, the chairman
plied: "Just another case
talking too much about
ttune always someone
to minimize it."
Sow, a student from
merica, and sponsored by
T Clubs of the district,
address here recently, and
It of his hosts a story which
many a chuckle-
I that there was a couple
! America who adopted a
Id baby. To the surprise
friends, the baby was an
fiend asked; "And Just why
adopt an American child,
I'll of you are natives of
We havp nlusva uiantoil
to speak English . sn wp
maybe if wp adnntpil a lit-
jrican boy he could teach
ne grew up.
String On Outside
' church advertises that
f rch. That, of course, is a
I irprciauon of a genuine
't of 'he matter, the latch
the Shi.llr.,, .
, - LiaUiCi tcuici
Salvation Army is on the
P"nt door is fastened with
'Wing is available for any-
:"ter. and whilB hnill nr. a
fe distance from a 1 ouse.
r4of the building are not
f One rt'lio irmu nnnloi that
Mvfcatcs the latch string
-OUtside. hill note tho nlnn
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Merger Bill Scheduled
L!l7'jFor Early Enactment
I V N v
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Indications Arc That
Merger Bill Will
Become Final This
Several persons had a narrow escape about 9:30 this mornlrtg as a runaway transport truck rolled recklessly down Haywood Street,
and crashed into the Walker Esso Service Station. The truck rolled from the Howeli Motor Company, a block up the hill, where a load
of new cars had just been discharged. Total damage had not been determined this morning, but both truck and building were severely
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damaged. Another picture will ne tounu on page six. voiau i-nmu-.
More Than 200 People
- .., . i i..)n
Authors Included In
GAINESVILLE, Kla. A now
biographical and informational dic
tionary entitled "American Novel
ists of Today" includes among its
roster of leading writers Mrs.
Dorothy Grant, Waynesville, N. C;
Mrs. Caroline Miller Ilay, Waynes
ville, N. C.
Masons To Confer
The Waynesville Lodge No. 259
Ancient Free and Accepted Ma
sons will confer the Fellowcraft
Degree at an Emergent Communi
cation, Tuesday night at 8 o'clock
on the second floor of the First Na
tional Bank building.
Jack Felmet. senior warden will
be In charge of the degree. All
Masons are invited Id attend.
Set For Friday
The dale of fie Thtckety Com
munity m"eting has been moved up
to this Friday, April 6. at 7.30 p
m. The meeting is one of thf
familv and community
life now being presented through
the offices of the county ana romc
Also on the program d
discusion of the T V A. survey to be
conducted in the aroa during iiic
month of April.- -
.Vi, I0"6?. nd Monday
1 ""uy cloudy and
Ktirri.j k '"e tcmpera-Klrtaffofthe
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Plans are -nearly completed for
Hie Red Cross Blood Recruitment
day on Saturday, April 7, under
I lie sponsorship of the Commun
ity Development Program. Some
200 donors have already been en
rolled, with more pledges coining
Two units of the Bloodmobile
will be in operation, one at the
Courthouse in Waynesville and the
other at the Bethel School. Dr. J.
L. Reeves, of Canton, has taken
the responsibility 'of staffing the
Bethel unit with doctors; and Dr.
Stuart Robcrson .of llaaclwood, is
in charge of recruiting the medi
. ... r ,.t. n..niA ti, fun
eral stait lor vYayiiesvmc. m;
inn r.rcv Ladies of the Red Cross
will handle clerical and canteen
work at Bethel; with the Waynes
villi Grev Ladies performing the
samp duties at the Courthouse.
Following is the schedule lor
the various communities which Will
donate at the two centers:
8:40 to 9:00 Francis 'Cove.
9:00 to 9:30 Ratcliffe Cove.
9:20 to 9:40 Aliens Creek.
9:40 to 10:00 Saunook.
10:00 to 10:20 Jonathan Creek.
10:20 to 10:40 Iron Duff.
10:40 to 11:00 Upper Crahlree.
1 1 :00 to 1 1 :20 Lower Crahlree.
1 1:20 to 11:40 Fines Creek.
11:40 to 12:00 White Oak.
12:00 In 12:20 Panther Creek.
12:20 to 12:40 Lake Junaluska.
12:40 to 1 :0O-Dcllwood.
1:00 I o 1:20 Francis Cove.
1:20 to 1:40 Ratcliffe Cove.
1:40 to 2:00 Aliens Creek.
2.00 to 2:20 Shu nook.
2:20 to 2:40 Jonathan deck.
2:40 to 3:00 lion Duff.
3:00 to 3:20 Upper Crahlree.
3:20 to 3:40 Lower Crabti ee,
3:40 to 4:00 Fines Creek.
4:00 to 4:20 White Oak.
4:20 to 4:40 Panther Creek.
(See Blood Page 6)
A speeding run-away transport
truck miraculously swerved at a
busy intersection about 9:30 this
morning to miss all traffic, before
crashing into the Walker Esso sta
tion at the corner of Depot and
Tin' larsi transonrt (rnller had
just unloaded a cargo of new cais
at the Howell Motor Company. The
driver, Oscar Kermil Lawtoti, of
Gate City, Mich., had gone inside
the motor firm to gel the delivery
sheet siened. when the clriverluss
vehicle started rolling down the
steeD Havwood hill.
The vehicle knocked down a sign
at the Snur Station, and witnesses
said for a moment It looked as if
the truck might miss the station,
but as it struck the curb. It turned
and rammed through the plate
glass window of the station.
Clayton Walker, owner of the
station, was Inside working on
some papers, and glancad up just
as the speeding vehiclo crossed the
sidewalk and crashed through (he
glass- A flying piece of glass cut
Allen Smathurs, who owns a gar
age across the street, was parking
his car when he noticed Hie rmuiy
transmit! iiimbliiic down t lie street
He ran out in an attempt to .board
the vehicle and steer it down the
street to safety, but the speed, and
close quarters caused him to seek
safrtv from flvinc elass.
1) Reeves Noland was traveling
up Depot Mreei aim ii'i-i
iinnsn.irl hniincttie recklessly. AI-.
Humph he had a green light. Mr
Noland slammed on his brakes and
stopped in order to let the large
vkIIiiui fi-ansnort nass.
As soon as the truck struck me
building, smoke began to boil from
ii.o mntrir uhiih was not running.
'he fire department responded, ana
with the use of chemicals, prevent-
(Sec Truck Page 6)
Set May 13
High School Debaters
Win First Place Honors
Margaret Recce and Mary Chase
Halt. representing waynesvuie
Hiot, Snitnnl in the Western North
Carolina High School Triangle De
bate, won first place in tsrevaru.
and Danny McClure and Don Mai
nov alsn reDresenling Waynesville
High School lost their debate in
Min Bppre and Hiss Hall had
the negative side of the question:
"Resolved: That the American rw
pie Should Reject the Welfare
State". McClure and Matney were
on the affirmative side.
The debate, which was taking
in th Hpndersbnville, Brev-
-j i iir.,..,m., Hioh Schools
all at the same time, was held Fri
day afternoon at one o clock.
On the negative side at Waynes
iii Hieh were Bobby Toms and
n M. Morean. or Hendersonville.
mi Hip affirmative side were
Patsy Parrish and Billie Cansler. of
Brevard won at Waynesville, and
at Hendersonville, and Waynes
villn won at Brevard. That makes
Rrpvard first place winner and
At Waynesville. Linton Palmer
nrpsidpnt nf the student body pre
sided, and judges were members of
th farultvMiss Hazel wrigni. J
Dudley Moore, ana ttoDen Aoee.
Legislative observers predict the
merger bill, which would author
ize consolidation of Waynesville
and lUzclwood, will become a law
by the end of the week.
The nrpseiit si hpriulp is for thp
hill to .lear thn House on the final
reading on Tuesday, then go back
to me senate jor approval 01 a-
mendments as made in the House
relative to salaries. Tho wlary
schedule was changed to the pre
sent rale of pay received by Way
nesville officials Aldermen $480
oer year, and $960 for the mayor
who also serves as Judge of police
Senator WUhani Medford said
the Senate would readily approve
the slluht i-haiiiicK made as to sal
aries when the bill comes to the
It takes about two or three days
for the bills to pass through the
necessary legislative machinery,
and be enrolled, and officially ratified.
The bill provides that voters of
ell her town can petition their board
of aldermen tor a vote on the ques.
Hon within 15 days after ratifica
tion. The election would be held
within five davs.
Rep. Oral L. Yates appeared re
fine the House committee on Coun
ties, cities and towns on Friday
nioi nlnff and urced that the bill be
reported favorable and expedited
as earlv as nosslble to dear all
Seven from here were in Raleigh,
and conferred with the Haywood
members of the General Assembly.
The group attended the committee
session? bin did not patticipal ? 'n
urging the committee to expedite
the hill, as this was done by Rep.
Praises County Farm Achievements
, lmm, ii--n- r
The recent rains, warm sunny
riavs Iivp niovi'ii Ideal for Ilie mil
lions of ramus hicli in Hie mount
ains. This comes from an authority
on the subject, none other than
Clarence Medford, secretary o
the Haywood Ramp Convention.
And when ramps begin to show
siciis of becomine abundant, the
officers of Ihc Ramp Convent ion
then begin to make plans for Hie
annual meeting al Black Camp
The warm days last week, and
samples of the little wild bulb.
brought the officers togetner, and
they decided "that accoi dinu to the
moon, tides, present maturity "t
ramus, that everything would lie
just right for the 21st annual con
vention on Sunday, May Kith.
Dapper Thad Kure, secretary ol
stale, the annual guest speaker,
has cleared bis calender of all con
flicting dales to attend, and make
the annual speech from alop 'he
platform overlooking the Park, as
thousands gather around In listen
and eat ramps, fried eygs, and
drink black coffee.
Letters from many distant slates
are already beginninu lo flow in to
Mr. Medford. secretary, asking for
the latest informal ion regarding
I he convention.
Charles Parker, of Hie Stale
News Bureau, called I com .Kalelgh.
seeking informal ion. because he
was being iieried about the even!
The convention always alltacls
hundreds of people and this year
the officials, headed by J. N
"Kick" Powell, president, limeHicr
wilh Mr. . Modfnrd. plan to malic it
a record-breaking event.
Jack Coin Will
Go To Morocco
For Two Years
Jack M. Coin, radioman, second
class, USN, has been assigned to
two years duly at Port Lyauley,
French Morocco, with the Naval
Communication Facility. He will
report to New York on April 12.
Radioman Coin, who is here for
a two weeks leave wilh his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. R. L- Coin, has been
stationed for three years at the
Amphibious Base at Little Creek,
Virginia. He entered the Navy
January 12, 1048 and had boot
(raining at the Radioman's School
l)i J, 11 Hilton, dean of Agriculture of State College, is shown as
he addressed I lit) men of Haywood last Thursday night, at the
Canton Y. Shown looking on, left to right: Charles Woodartl, pres.
idem Wa nesville Jaycees; George Howard Trostel, president
Canton Y's Men's Club, and L. C. Hall, Canton American LcRuvn.
Other pictures on Page 4. i Photo by Deulon for The Mountaineer)..
Haywood Making Liberal
bonmnuuon a o k anumy ,
With Community Program
Masons Will Hold
The Waynesville Lodge No. 250,
Ancient Free and Accepted Masons
will hold a slated communication
in the lodge room Friday night at
II o'clock, to pay honor to the offi
cers who served fifty years ago.
John M. Queen, who was raised
to the degree of Master Mason in
l!)H4, and worshipful master In
l!Ho will be in charge of the pro
III ISLKR TRANSFERRED
Pre. Matthew G. Hclsler of Ronli
I, Waynesville, has Just been
tianslerred to the 123rd Fighter
liomhcr Wlllg at Goodman Air
Force Base, Kentucky. He was re
called lo active duty last October
Heisler is married to the forniet
Miss Viela lnman of Waynesville.
They have one son, Matthew Rands,
at'e 7 months.
2 Civic Meetings
Voted For Man
Of This County
The civic leaders of Haywood
will have a countywide meeting
twice a year, according to the
unanimous decision of Hie I GO at
tending 'he dinner meeting In
Canton Thursday muhl.
Dave Helmet, president of the
Wavnesville Chamber of Com
merce, sintjjcslcd such a plan, and
William Shiill. president of Ihc
Canton Chamber of Commerce sec
onded the idea, and the plan car
rl.'d 100 per con!.
The-reeling was that the more
Hie civic leaders of the county got
timet lier. the easier it would be to
understand Niiiliial problems, and
attain ureater achievements.
The meeting .win oe neiu nere
sometime during I he fall.
The Haywood County Tourist
Association will hold Its monthly
ineelniK"" Wednesday night, April
4 al fi o'clock- All persons who
are interested in furnishing lodg
ing io tourists are urged to atlertd.
The meelini! will lie held in the
Commisisoners Itooin al Ihc Court
bouse in Waynesville.
Dr. Hilton Warm In Praise
Of Mountaineer Feature
ri.i i ru iiilprpstine. and educational I have never fw:cii Us
equal in all my experience," said Dr. J. H. HiHon of the Mountaineer's
series of farm and home Pictorial pages which arc featured each
"You are doing an unusual Job in cooperating w.ih agriculture
and promoting the community life which is so vital to the growth and
progress of our stale," Dr, Hilton said.
This project is so outstanding, that 1 want copies to take with me
Mn,ti nrp.nt tn Governor Scott, Dr. Clarence Poc. of the
gressive Farmer, and Gordon Gray, president of the Greater Univer
sity of North Carolina. Dr. Hilton also plans to show copies to Dr.
Poteat Baptist pastor of Raleigh.
Dr Hilton was Impressed with the amount of space, and the as
sortment of pictures which are being used in connection with the
series covering each of Haywood's' communities. : -
M. E; Davis Will
Be. Installed As
Elk Ruler Tuesday
M. K. (Tony) Davis will be in
stalled as exalted ruler of the
Waynesville Lodge No. 1709, Bene
volent Protective Order of Elks at
ceremonies in the Elks' Hall to
morrow night at 8 o'clock. He will
succeed Alvin T. Ward.
Other new officers to he Install
ed are secretary Ralplp E. Cal-i
noun, esteemed leading knight, L
K. Barber; esteemed loyal knight,
k nntiel h Slaht: esteemed lecturing
knight, James L. Kilpatrick; tiler,
Orville Noland; treasurer, Joe Cas
abclla; and trustee for three years,
Fred Shcehan. ,
Jonathan Woody, past exalted
ruler, will conduct the installa
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Dr. J. H. Hilton Warm
In Praise Of Program
Being Carried On
The establishment of the Com
munity Development Program in
Haywood county is the most sig
nificant thing in agriculture in
the Southern Stales, Dr. J. H.
Hilton told four audiences in
his praise of the leadership set by
Haywood, as he addressed four
groups here, starting with a i.vie
group in Canton Thursday night
of 160 civic leaders.
Friday noon be addressed the
ministers of the countythat night
the women civic leaders, and on
Saturday a large audience at the
"You have done a fine job here,"
hp said, as he pointed to the far-
flung program Haywood inaugurat
ed three years ago.
"Do you appreciate the contribu
tion Haywood Is making to agri
culture?" he asked.
"You have a practical, and profit
able program al work. Your plan
of exchanging trips of 4-H Club
boys and girls with a similar group
in Iowa was excellent Your out-of-state
tours ate of trrmendous
educational value. I pay tribute to
you for the remarkable job you are
doing." the educator continued.
"The agricultural and industrial
opportunities arc unlimited, and
while more agricultural progress
has been made in the past ten
years than in any prior 100 years,
there remains much to be' done.
The people of Haywood are prov
ing that such can be accomplished.
Dr. Hilton struck at a six-point
(Sec Dr. Hilton Page 6)
M. E. "TONY" DAVIS will be
come exhalted ruler of the Elks
Lodge here Tuesday night, suc
ceeding A. T. Ward,
Killed .... 0
Injured . . . . 9
(This InformaUoB com
piled from Reeordl
Stale Highway PatrU '