The Waynesville Mountaineer
? Published Twice-A-Week In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park ^ ^ ^ ^
?9th YEAR NO. 52 20 PAGES Associated Press WAYNESVILLE, N. C., THURSDAY AFTERNOON, JULY 1, 1934 $3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
Canton OK's Viaduct, Rejects Fund Outlay
DiCATION of Memorial Chapel, and "Room
/ Meol?ry" aLake Junaluska will be a feature
of Sunday afternoon's program at four o'clock.
(Photo by Grenell).
I a few minutes Tuesday, it
?d like that for the lack of
the lives of many Waynes
citizens might be endangered, i
all came about, when it was
r pay $600 for continuation
iparticipation in the Blood
llpro^ram, or drop the pro
U ?nd be without the facili- '
W tree blood tor patients at
.* local chapter of Gray Lad
volunteers ? came to the
. le and saved the day, and per
many lives that might later i
ad upon blood from the Bed
. Blood Bank.
e Gray Ladies are those faith-;
.ouls who work so hard as
iteers everytime the Blood
le comes here, and in between
U, carry on the special work
ig the sick at Oteen and other
e BloOdmobile is a Red Cross
?ct. Itgis sponsored and oper
by tie American Red Cross. 1
participating chapter pays,
> rate share of the total cost j
ieratiBg the Bloodmobile, and
1 Bank, which supplies Hos
i with the type, and amounts j
at March, when the local
Crass chapter had the annual
:all strive, the minimum quota
dHt $5,000. Only about $3.
IvdBraised. leaving the local
it jhort $1,400.
ftthcramount raised. 37.4 per
?e Gray Ladies?Page 2)
Lake To Dedicate Chapel
To Methodist Servicemen
Typhoid inoculation clinics were
opened in three county communi
ties today by the Haywood Coun
ty Health Department. Three
more will be conducted in other
areas later, this month.
The first in a series of three
shots were to be given at 9 a.m. i
today at Fines Creek, at 10:30 at j
Crabtree; at 1 p.m. at Rock Hill, j
and 2:30 p.m. at Maggie.
The second and third shots will
be given on the same time sched
ule on July 8 and July 15.
On July 22. typhoid shots will
be given at Cruso at 9 a.m., at
Cecil at 10:30, and Bethel at 11:30.
They will be repeated on July 29
and August 5.
Although it occurs throughout
the year, typhoid is especiall prev
alent during the summer when it
is contacted from contaminated
water 6r milk, unsanitary condi
tions, or insects. Several cases
have already been reported in
Haywood County this year.
Typhoid shots and other immuni
zations are given in the offices of
the Health Department in ?*>??
courthouse basement each Wed
nesday from 8:30 a.m. untol >.?d
p.m. Residents of the Waynesville
areas or other persons who can
not taks the shots in their own
communities may get them here.
Davis At N. C. State
Joe K. Davis, assistant county
farm agent, enrolled in a special
three-week agriculture course this
week at N. C. State College.
(See picture. Page 7, Sec. 1)
Ground will be broken Sunday
at Lake Junaluska for the new
$50,000 Methodist archives build
ing and historical center, it was an
nounced today by Dr. Elmer T.
He said that Bishop Ivan Lee
Holt. St. Louis, president of the
Methodist World Council, will lead
in the ceremony at 5 p. m., follow
ing the dedication of Memorial
Chapel. Other Methodist lay and
clerical leaders who will take part
Sunday in special July 4 services
will also participate in the ground
Dr. Clark said it is hoped that
Hie new building will be completed
by next >rummer, and certainly not
later than 1956 when the Methodist
World Council is expected to hold
its conference at Lake Junaluska.
To be built of stone to harmonize
with Memorial Chapel and the
Assembly's administration building
the center will be located across
from the lakeside chapel.
In adition to housing priceless
books, letters, portraits and other
effects of John Wesley and numer
ous other Methodist leaders, the
structure will contain a library and
administrative offices of the Amer
ican section of the World Council
and the Association of Methodist
Dr. Clark, a Lake Junaluska
resident, and trustee, is secretary
of both organizations. He said the
building is being financed by per
sonal subscriptions of Methodists.
|trol Warns Motorists
I Drive With Caution
M H&tchard Smith, 01 the
(way Patrol, said at noon to
that all four Haywood al'trol
would be on duty from now
midnight the fifth, in an
t "to'make the highways the
tig i* in keeping with the
?widoipolicy of the patrol for
Fourth of July weekend,
s patrol will use every device
JnfiMfor curbing speeding on
lifhwa ys during the four-day !
<1, which they expect to be
tee the inauguration of the
rlcally timed speed watch,
ling has been reduced.
1. Smith said his forces would
ctlve on every highway, and
be on the lookout for all
rtlyploudy and rather hot to-'
SMKriduy with a chance of (
^Beattered late afternoon (
Waynesvillc temperature .
?e^Bed by the State Test
CPL. PRITCHARD SMITH today
issued a stern warning to motor
ists to drive with utmost care
over the Fourth weekend.
Last year, 19 persons lost their 1
ivcg on North Carolina Highways. I
leeausc of this heavy toll, the 1
Jatrol is anxious to cut down on
he record, and are observing their '
15th anniversary with the slpgan: i
Slow Down And Live." i
Man's Billford Found
In Dixie Store's Lot
A man's billfold was found in the
parking lot at the new Dixie-Home
Store Tuesday, according to man
ager Bob Wilson.
There was no money in the bill
fold, but it contained papers be
longing to William M. Meares, Jr.
of 3403 Jefferson St., Tampa (Hills
The billfold can he claimed at
he Dixie Store.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Troutman of
\tlanta. Ga. and Dr. and Mrs. Tom
Harbin and tour sons, Tom, Hen
ry, Bill, and Bob, of Rome, Ga.,
ire guests of Mr. and Mrs. Jona
Canton officials, in a special
meeting this morning, voted una
nimously, to offer no opposition
to the proposed viaduce through
Canton, provided no financial ob
ligation be placed upon the town.
This is the first official action
the board of aldermen and mayor
have taken on the matter since the
proposal of the route was made at
a public mass meeting last October
by highway officials.
The original plan and the pro
posal as set forth of Harry Buchan
an, Commissioner of the Highway
Deparment for the 14th district,
was that Canton pay for one-third
of the right-of-way costs. Last Oct
ober, the right-of-way costs were
estimated" by the highway engin
eers as costing about $300,000. At
a recent meeting, the engineers
refused to make even an estimate
as to the right-of-way costs.
The statement issued after the
meeting this morning, said:
"The mayor and board of alder
men, in special meeting. unanimo
usly decided to offer no opposition
to the State Highway Commission's
proposal for a viaduct highway
through Canton, provided no fin
ancial obligation he placed on the
Town of Canton.
T1? ?: > i? -'
iiic mutiuii was uiaue Dy v.urus
I F. Stanley, and seconded by Henry
I Seaman. The third member of the
1 board is Charles M. Beall, and W.
| J. "Bill" Stone is mayor.
The officials, last October nam
ed a special planning board to
make a study of the proposed plans
of the Highway Commission, and
report their findings to the board
' of aldermen and mayor.
The commision recently made
their report and said, in part that
the proposed route of the viaduct
was an "acceptable one." The re
portdid not enter into any financial
details covering potential costs.
The board of aldermen had be
fore them this morning a letter
from the Central Methodist church
| stating that the proposed route was
| acceptable to the church, provided
a 22-foot street, or wider was left
: in front of the church. The propos
ed viaduct route begins right at
the street entrance sdrving the
The Highway Commision propos
es that a 750-viaduct begin at a
point at the Smoky Mountain Can
dy Company, on Bridge Street, and
follow the general course of tbe
railroad, and come down to the
ground just back of the Post Of
fice and new Library, and there
a street would continue to West
Canton, crossing the river, and con
necting with the new four-lane
I Mayor Stone told the Mountain
eer this afternoon, that a copy of
! the motion made in today's meet
ing had been forwarded to Com
Just what will be the next step
in the matter remains to be seen.
The project has been of much
interest throughout the area since
it first came to light about nine
The highway department has
pointed out several times that with
a three-lane highway on the East
(See Canton Viaduct?Page 2)
Canton Youth Loses Arm
In Wreck While Racing
Because he liked to race a car
>n the highways, Monroe Sharp,
9, colored. o( Canton, lost his left
rm late Monday night and may
?ven lose his life. He was still un
onscious in the Haywood County
Hospital at noon today,
A companion, David Joseph An
drew Davis, 16, of Canton, also
was hospitalized with a broken
Cpl. Pritchard Smith of the
State Highway Patrol reported
that Sharp, driving a 1949 Ford,
started racing another car about
11:40 p.m. from Pigeon St. out
Route 276 to Pigeon Gap. where
:he cars turned around and started
Mick towards Waynesville.
Near the intersection of the
Test Farm Road and 276, Sharp's
car rounded a slight left hand
curve, failed to straighten up and
ran into a ditcb, traveled for some
215 feet and swerved back on the
highway where it threw Sharp
and Davis out on the pavement.
Sharp's left arm was magled
and had to be amputated at the
hospital. He also suffered severe
head injuries and is still uncon
scious, according to his attending
physician. Dr. Thomas Stringfield.
Davis also is expected to be con
fined to the hospital for some
time, the doctor added.
Sharp's vehicle, which is owned
bq Horace Raegor, trainer for the
Haywood County Horse Show As
sociation, was traveling about 75
miles per hour before the accident
occurred. It was completely de
A third youth in the car, Ray
ford CulUns of Wiiyncsvllle, was
(See Canton Youth?Page 2)
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Area Fourth Of July Observance
To Center Around Lake Junaluska
| Dedication of the Lake J una- !
. luska Memorial Chapel and its ad- ,
[ jacent "Boom of Memory" as a
j memorial to more than 80,000 ?
I Methodist servicemen and women j
| will be a feature of the July 4 ,
, program Sunday at the Methodist ',
J C hurch s southeastern summer as- j
I scmbly grounds.
The Gothic stone structure, term- ! i
' ? by many visitors as one of the '
i most beautiful chapels in the ?
South, was completed in 1949 and;!
j first opened to the public on July!
; J of that year. The official dedi- '
ration uas delayed, however, until'
the memory room was finished and '
because of Methodist policy not to 1
dedicate a church-owned building
I until it is paid. for.
A huge, leather-bound book, list
ing by states the names of men and
women who served in World War j
) II, will be placed in the annex, j
; Parents and relatives contributed
? to the building fund.
The 4 p.m. ceremony will bring
: several notables of church and
; state to participate. Bishop Costen j
J. Hai roll, Charlotte, will preside i
and lead in the ritual of dedica-;
; tion. |
Assisting him will be Bishop W
C Martin. Dallas. Tex., president
j of the National Council of Church
es; Bishop Ivan Lee Holt. St. Louis,
president of the World Methodist
Council; Bishop Charles C. Selec
man. Dallas, former president of
Southern Methodist University;
Gen. Charles I. Carpenter, Wash-1
fngton D. C.. chief of air force
chaplains: Admiral W. N. Thomas,:
j Lake Junaluska. retired chief of
navy chaplains and dean of the
chapel, and Dr. Elmer T. Clark.
Lake Junaluska. a member of the
I building committee.
Other principals will include Ed
win L. Jones, Charlotte, presidenl
| of the Lake Junaluska Assembly
I The Rev. J. W. Fowler. Jr . sup
erintendent, and Dr. George E
Clary. Sr., program director here
and executive secretary of the
Methodist southeastern jurisdic
tional council. Atlanta. Ga.
Bishop Martin will preach at the
II a.m. service Sunday in Juna
luska auditorium, and Chaplain
Carpenter at the 8 p.m. service
Special music for the dedication
i and other Sunday services will be i
IH-oyided by the 35-meniber male
c.'ioir of Keesler Air Force Base. !
Biloxi, Miss. The group will jour
ney by plane to Greensboro, and
then by bus to Lake Junaluska.
Mrs. W. Clark Medford has re
turned from Baltimore where she
has been visiting her son-in-law
and daughter, Mr. and Mrs Don
ald K. Robertson, for the past few
Night Fireworks Display
Set For Junaluska Monday
A colorful fireworks display at
J p. m. Monday will climax the In
dependence Day program at the
Lake Junaluska Assembly.
Sponsored by business firms of
Waynesville, Canton and Lake Ju
naluska. the night show is expected
to be the best in the annual series
af .fireworks from atop Mission
Frank Dorsey, resceation direc
tor at the lake this summer, will
be in charge of the holiday pro
gram. He is principal of the Alex
ander Mills School in Forest City.
Assisting him will be Bill Haire of
Spindale. Duke University minis-1
terial student and summer director
of religious education at Junalus
ka, and members of their staff.
The day's sports events will in
clude field events and other con
tests for boys and girls, starting at
10 a.m., followed by swimming,
diving and boating competition
fiom 2 to 4 p.m.
Prizes will be awarded the win
ners of an '"old time" community
sing at 8 p.m. in the auditorium.
The auditorium program also will
feature a "kiddie parade" for
little girls and their dolls.
Board Officials To Inspect
Health Center Sites Today
Members of the Haywood Coun
ty Board of Health along with the
county commissioner', were Sched
uled to meet at 2:30 p.m. today to
inspect several proposed sites for
the county's new health ceinter, to
be constructed later this year.
One stipuation for an approved
site is that one acre of ground be
available. After viewing several lo
cations. the Board of Health and
commissioners will invite repre
sentatives of the state Medical Care :
Commission here to inspect the j
sites and approve the one which
appears most suitable.
If the state's approval Is obtained ;
soon, construction on the health
center may begin before the end of
July. It is hoped that the structure
will be completed before the end
of the >ear.
Haywood County is to contribute
approximately $18,000 over a two
sear period toward the total cost '
of the building?$60,000. The re
mainder will come from the stale
and federal governments.
A codnty mass meeting was held
here in April to discuss the ques
tion of building a health center.
Several weeks later, the commis
sioners announced their intention
to appropriate the necessary funds
lor construction of the center.
The Board of Health held an im
portant meeting at the courhou.se
Wednesday night to consider an
other important matter concerning
the Hapwood County Health De
partment. An announcement is ex
pected by the end of this week or
the first of next concerning action
taken at the meeting.
J. ML Long Is At
Home From Hospital
J. M. Long, who spent several j
weeks at Memorial Mission Hos
pital in Asheville, is now conval
escing at his home on the Coun
try Club Drive.
Mrs. Price, 85
Mrs. Rixie C'agle Price, 85, died
in the Wavnesville hospital Wed-,
ncstlay, following a short illness.
She was the daughter of the late
John and Lusrinda Oven Caldwell
of Haywood county.
Surviving are two daughters.
Miss Myrtle Cagle of Waynesvillc.
KFD 3 and Mrs, General Gibson of
Rockwoori. Tenn.; and one son,
Leonard Cagle of Waynesville.
Funeral services were held at 2
p. m. today in the Dellwood Bap
tist church with the Rev. George
Burial was in the Dellwood Cem- j
Pallbearers were Shuford Cagle
Forest McClure. Fred Troutman.
Claude Sorrells, Paul Shehan and
Mrs. Price was a member of
the Dellwood Baptist Church and
resided on the Dellwood road.
Crawford Funeral Home was in
A varied program of activities
and a two-day holiday for most
workers is on tap this weekend
for the annual observance of the
Fourth of July.
Because the Fourth falls on Sun
day this year, it will be observed
officially on Monday when busi
ness houses, industrial plants,
various offices, banks, and the
postoffice will be closed.
All during the holidays a carni
val is being sponsored on the
Waynesville High campus by the
llazelwood Boosters. The Boost
ers are also staging a donkey base
ball game between their club and
the Waynesville Lions Club at 8
Also on the entertainment
agenda are a baseball game be
tween Hazelwood and Ecusta of the
WNC Industrial League here at
3 p.m. on the WTHS diamond and
a round dance sponsored by the
Beta Sigma Phi sorority from 9
until 1 at the Waynesville Armory.
Major Fourth of July activities
will center around the Lake Juna
luska Methodist Assembly where
a full program is planned ? to be
concluded with fireworks at 9
Among the offices to be closed
will be those at the couitlious.
and the Town* of Waynesville and
Hazelwood. C. C. Francis, chair
man of the county commissioners,
announced that a meeting of the
commission originally scheduled
for Monday will be postponed un
The Mountaineer will be pub
lished Monday as usual, but will
go to press about 10 a.m. The dead
line for all news will be at 8:30
Sing Planned Sunday
Red Bank Church, off the Bal
sam Road, will hold its regular
1 monthly sing at 7:30 p.m. Sunday,
July 4. according to Ray Portci,
who will be in charge of the event.
The Southland Quartet from
Knoxville. the Southerneers from
Canton, and other vocal groups
Rev. Brendall Heads New
Mental Health Society Here
(See picture. Page 1, Sec. 2)
In order to better educate the
public concerning the problems of
mental hygiene, a new organization
?the WaynesviUe Mental Health
Society ? was formed Monday af
ternoon at a luncheon meeting at
The Rev. Earl H. Brendall, pas
tor of the First Methodist Church,
was named chairman of the society,
Mrs. M. G. Stamey vice chairman
and Mrs. John C. Klopp secretary
The group was organized follow
ing a talk by Miss Ethel Speas of
Kaleigh, executive secretary of the
North Carolina Mental Hygiene
Society, who asserted that educat
ing the public in preventive meas
ures can keep many persons out df
Miss Speas pointed out local
mental health organizations are
educational and not service groups.
Their chief aims are to coordinate
the activities of responsible agen
cies and lay the groundwork for a
continuing program of mental
Officers of local society receive
information on mental health from
state and national headquarters
and adapt it to their area's needs,
the speaker added.
The major project being under
taken by the state society and lo
cal groups is a campaign to have
the North Carolina General As
(Sce Brendall?Page 2)
Killed ? ? ? ? 0
(This Information com
piled from Records of
State Highway Patrol.)
'1/OSKK IN A IIIC1HWAV RACE Monday nlifht
was this car driven by Monroe Sharp of Canton,
which crashed on N. C. 276 near the intersection
of the Test Farm Road. Sharp's left arm had to
be amputated and he is still unconscious from
head injuries. Another companion suffered a brok
en leg. Standing by the demolished ear is Klford
Sutton, driver of the Watkins Motor Co, wrecker.
Drive Safely On The Fourth?Enjoy Living The Fifth