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Volume XXXVII. . Number 45
waynesville, haywood county, north Carolina Thursday, November 26, ms
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BIG PRICES ASKED FOR PARK
SITE LAND. i
Shenandoah Commission Gives Up
Taking Opitions In Field.
(Special to the Waynesville Moun
taineer.) Washington, Nov. 10. Great , dis
appointment is felt here over the re
sult of a preliminary attempt by the
Shenandoah National Park Commis
sion to sound out the owners of land
n the Virginia area as to the prices
1 which they would sell.
?ol. Glenn Smith, secretary, feel
; it useless to proceed further, wit'i
w the option takers he had put in
e field, and is making no further
ort along that line. It had been
purpose to increase the number
agents, so that options might be
ten on practically all the import
't holdings. The reports of the
gents originally dispatched to the
,'iound caused him to alter that pro
gram. Options, or reports, were made by
the agents on more than one hundred
parcels of land within the bounds of
the proposed park, accounting for
about 1000,000 acres, or between 20
and 25 per cent of the whole area.
If the prices asked were to hold
good for the whole area, the sum of
between $6,000,000 and $7,000,000
would be required for the purchase
whereas the actual value of the land
desired, it was estimated at the start,
was between $2,000,000 $3,000,000.
Colonel Smith said his reports
showed, for instance, that holders of
tracts of 10,000 acres of the "cheap
est" land, worth not more than $2
an acre, want the government to pay
$6 an acre, or three times its value.
The attitude of owners, the com
mission and the secretary of Interior
feel, is a revelation of lack of sym
pathy with the Virginia park move
ment. Instead of co-operating gen
erously, or at least fairly, owners
are revealed as insisting upon a
price from the government that by
no possibility could be realized from
any private purchaser. Unless the
owners can be brought to a different
frame of mind, the whole project
may be endangered.
The Secretary of the Interior is
represented as saying that the de
partment and the commission is un
der no sort of obligation to locate
the park upon the site tentatively
chosen, and that if the owners balk
plans that have been outlined, the
commission easily can find some other
areas suitable for park purposes. The
whole Appalachian country is at the
disposal of the government.
It is within the power of the gov
ernment to condemn land for the pub
lic use, it is further suggested, and
if the owners decline to sell at a rea
sonable figure, condemnation com
missioners would take care that they
got only actual value for their hold
ings. But that is a method the gov
ernment considers distasteful, and
rather than resort to it the decision
might be to wholly abandon the pro
ject and look elsewhere.
Colonel Smith said the commission
would probably meet about the time
congress convenes. He thought Sec
retary Work would want a prelimi
nary report showing what progress
had been made, to be laid before con
gress promptly. The full and final
teport, however, he believed, would be
delayed. He spoke of the campaign
for funds now in progress in Virginia
and in the Great Smokies area, and
said these were by no means near the
end of their work.
SULGRAVE CLUB MEET.
Mrs. Rufus L. Allen was the de
lightful hostess to the Sulgrave Club
at her home, "The Columns," on Main
The papers for the afternoon were:
Why the friendship of England and
Ameriea should be very close Mrs.
. Rufus Allen.
The reading of extracts of Sulgrave,
and the life of Washington Mrs.
-. Round table discussion by the cluB,
At the close of the program Mrs.
Allen served the club with a delight
ful buffet dinner. : "
: . Mrs. Allen's guests fo? the-after-,
noon were: Mrs. James Atkins, Mrs,
Arthur Meade. Mrs. C. M. Dicus, Mrs
W. H. Liner. '
' Congressman and Mrs. Zebulon
Weaver of Asheville have become
honorary members of the club. :
NEW CATHOLIC CHAPEL FOR
CITY OF WAYNESVILLE.
Catholic Institution There is Announc
ed by Rev. Louis J. Bour.
j. A Catholic resort chapel will be es-
! tablished soon at Waynesville, accord
ing to announcement today by Rev.
I Louis J. Bour, pastor of St. Lawrence
church, who said a residence property
I has already been purchased in Way-
nesville for the purpose.
The property is located on Church
street at Waynesville and was bought
for $2.0,000, approximately $5,000 of i
, which was subscribed by members of ,
the Asheville church. The land is I
known as the Marvel property, and the j
residence that now stands on the lot
will be renovated and remodeled to ,
serve temporarily as a chapel during
the summer months. I
The move was inaugurated here dur-1
ing the recent visit of Bishop Hafey, '
of Raleigh, who has oppointed Rev.
Bernard McDevitt as pastor of the
Waynesville church. Rev. Father Mc
Devitt will stay at Waynesville dur
ing three months in the summer. The
rest of the time he will act as assist
ant to Rev. J. A. Manley at Hender
sonville. ' I
Services, however, will he opened
at the Waynesville church as soon as
it is ready for occupation and Rev.
Fathe- MV?)evi'.t w!l visit it at rei?-,
ula'' iitrvi-ls i -r seiv' .j .locoi'didf;
ti. th'. mi lo in : . ii !
The property purchased at Waynes'-,
ville is one of the most desirable in '
the city, and occu 'es a plofwhose di
mensions aie 350 by 2."0 fret. It is
the present intentions of the church,
says Rev. Father Bour, to erect a
chu'-i. structure on tn n oprtjr at,
n JMer time when the size oT the con-
gregation there warrants such a move.
Wanted: More Tolerance.
Because the only Roman Catholic
on the Virginia Democratic ticket ran
many thousand votes behind his fel
low candidates, the political shn-ps
are declaring that ho man of that
faith may ever h-pc to be President
of this country. That is the most pa
thetic commentary on Americans' at
titude on religion that can be imag
ined. It was the contention of the
founders of this republic, and they puf
it in the Constitution, that an Ameri
can citizen's religion was his own af
fair, that the State had nothing to do
with it, and that it could bar him
from no participation in the Govern
ment of his country. -
But the Constitutional provision
has no weight against religious toler
ance. If intolerance is in the hearts
of the people, it will have its say;
And there is no denying the fact that
that in some localities in the South
there is a decided political prejudice
against the Roman Catholic. That if
is fostered by ignorance, does not af
fect the situation. It is there, and it
should be rooted out. It is no exag
geration to say that the Roman Cath
olic Church has been the mark and
the victim of the grossest misrepre
sentation. So far as the facts go, so far n3
the tenets of their religion are con
cerned, there is not the slightest rea
son for this political antagonism to
the Catholics. We need to have more
tolerance in the South and in the
country at large. When an organiza
tion any sort can go boldly into the
open and denounce worthy and able
citizens solely because of the way
they worship their God and their Sa
vior, things have come to a sorry pass.
It is contrary to the ideas and tra
ditions of the South. It is atrociously
un-American. It causes nothing but
misunderstanding and bitterness. If
persisted in, ;t is go".r.g to deprive the
nation and !ie States of the service
ox men. .who tould give fhem distin
guished -eervici. There is no mo-e
wanton offense against patriotism than
denying people the right to serve their
country according -to their best abili
ties. Editorial in The Asheville Cit
jzen. MISS SEMMES PLAYS IN NEW
' ; HAVEN.
Miss Margaret Semmes, attractive
daughter of Mr, and Mrs. T. J.
Semmes, who is attending a dramatic
school in Boston, was in New Haven
this week playing , with the Richard
Miss Semmes is a young lady of un
usual talent and ability and has often
appeared before audiences in Way
nesville in ifumerous plays.
Miss Kate Rickards spent several
days in Canton last week with her
SUCH IS THE FAITH
WOMAN'S CLUB MEETS.
The Woman's Club was delightful
ly entertained by Mrs. E. S. Harrnld
at her home last Thursday afternoon,
November 12, Mrs. McDowell pre
siding. The meeting opened with, (he
club song, followed by the club pray
er. Mrs. C. W. Miller, Jr., chair
man of Civics, reported that there
would be $500 available from the
school board for the beautifying of
the township high school grounds.
The club will co-operate with ttc
school board in this work. Miss Bes
sie Boyd, chairman of Education, said
"Children's Book Week" was ob
served in the high and elementary
schools. "Children's Book Week" was
first organized about nine years ago
by the Library Department of the
Boy Scouts of America, and is now
universally observed in co-operation
with the American Library Associa
tion and the Women's Club of the
On motion the club voted $11.00
for the book fund of the Waynesville
Mrs. Liner, former chairman of
Health, reported the sale of Red Cross
Seals last year $189.34. It is hoped
that the committee this year will
again give a good report of this work.
Mrs. W. T. Hannah, was appoint
ed chairman of Legislative Study, the
club to have three programs during
the year for this work.
A motion was made and carried
that the cln'i give $15.00 towards the
Sallie So'hal Cotton Loan Fund.
Mrs. Charles TJ. Miller was again
chosen chairman of Dahlia Show for
The president reported that the
Board of Aldermen had most gener
ousally released the three clubs from a
water assessment of $82.50 against
the club lot. The secretary was re
quested to write a note of apprecia
tion to the board. The president also
reported the First District meeting
No. 1 a most enjoyable and helpful
The paper for the afternoon Was
"Art in the Home," by Mrs. C. U.
Miller. Mrs. Horace Keener, rendered
a solo after- which the meeting ad
journed to meet with Mrs. Theo Mc
Cracken and Mrs. W. L. Kirkpatrick
at the home of the former, Nov. 27,
at 3 o'clock.
' About thirty members enjoyed th ;
hospitality of Mrs. Hnrrold and her
daughter, Miss Lois, who served a
delicious salad course during the a:
U. D. C. MEET.
Mrs. Leon M. Killian will be hos
tess to the Daughters. of the Haywood
CbRPter of UYD.'C. Friday, Dec. 4,
at 3:00 P. M. at her home on Killian
street. .A full attendance ts desired.
THE COMMUNITY CLUB MEETS.
The Community Club held its reg-
gular meeting Monday afternoo-.,
Nov. 16th, in the club rooms.
The meeting was called to order by
the President, Mrs. Rufus Siler, and
America the Beautiful was sung, fol-
lowed by the club prayer.
The minutes of the last meeting contests. John West Jr. was tcachers of the schools of the county
were read and approved, after which winner of one of the contests and as jt wag determined just now man
the officers gave their reports. 1 a prize received a box of candy. teachers would be allowed for the
Motion was made and carried that Later in the afternoon the young varioua schools. Of course, it could
the club give rising votes of thanks guests were invited into the dining not be aacertjne(j at tnat time exactly
and the secretary was instructed to room and were served ice cream, cakcWnat thc saary anowance would be,
write votes of thanks to Mrs. H. G. and candy. for many of the schools had not eni-
West for the beautiful flowers used at The color motif of pink and white pioye(j their teacher The salary
the District meeting, also to Mrs. R. was very beautifully carried out in estimate was, therefore, largely
N. Barber for a box of choice apples the decorations and refreshments, based upon what it was the preceding
and to the board of stewards of tht The table was lovely with the birth-1 yean The other items, such as fuel,
Methodist church for the use of the day cake and pink and white candles. , SUppijCSi repajrg, improvements, new
church for this meeting. At each plate were pink and white building's and equipment, could be
Mrs. E. J. Robeson had the paper mints, and crepe paper caps further j fajIy estimated, and the amount al
for the afternoon, "American Women carrying out the color motif. , lotted for all purposes at that time
in Art," which was most interesting. Those enjoying little Miss R"s ' I wag not far ong, i ,
Mrs. Robeson mentioned Cecelia party were: Mary and Catherine, In order to gee how near'tlle Mav
Beaux and Mary Cassett as the two Palmer, Hasseltine Swift, Blanche budget came to being exact, the fol
most famous women artists, both be. Corzine, Catherine Coin, Catherine iowjng comparison of figures in the
ing portrait painters. Mary Cassett Martin, Emily Siler, Juanita Walker, tw0 budgets may be noted: For flv
making a specialty of painting thil- Carolyn Ward, Mary Adams Ward, salarie9 of teachers, principals, su-drfn-
Virginia Kellett and Charles Turby- j perintendents and per diem of the
mrs. Li. h,. ureen sang "His JLuI-
Iaby" by Carrie Jacobs Bond, which
was greatly enjoyed.
The hostesses of the afternoon.
Mrs. Paul Walker, Mrs. David Schu'-(
hofer and Mrs. Ernsst Hyatt, seivcd
sandwiches, ?ake and coffee
The meeting adjourned to meet
again on .Nov. 30th, at "hich ti-n,. the
club will entertain all the school
teachers at a tea.
The progra.n will be presented bv
e Education Tlpnartmont M, mm"
1he Education Department, Mrs, Noble
Garret, chairman. Mrs. Fre,d Martin
will sing. The hostesses will be Mr?.
R. O. Covington, Mrs. R. L. Lee and
Mrs. J. H. Way, Jr.
Mr. M. C. Green and family of
Waynesville were guests of Mr. and
Mrs. R. J. Bryson Armistice Day.
Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Williams ana
daughter, Miss Ruth, of Waynesville Eleanor Garrison, Alice Quintan, Ar.- May budget the estimated amount of
visited li r daughte rs W. T. na Gordon McDowell, Mary Quinlan, PH tax, fines, forfeitures and what
Lee, Jr., several dayj last week. R"th Tew. Tibbie Hardin, Isabelle other amounts that would hi derived
Misses Myrtle Lindscy and Hannah Davis, Nancy Crockett, Lucy Tate, jfrdm other sources than the ad valo
Warren who are taking a businesj Mrs. C. E. Quinlan, Mrs. R. L. Pro- m and then mae the levey to
course in Cecil College in Asheville vost, Mrs. Will Hyatt,, Earl Tew, R. met the amounts named under the
were week-end guests of their parents L. Prevost, C. E. Quinlan, Will Hyatt, three heads. After a thorough cal-
Mrs. George Coward and childrerj W. C. Garrison, Whitner and Aaron eolation, it wm seen that a, levy of
Isabel, Fred and Katy Lee, spent Prevost, Hugh Noland, Fred CrawJ! 2 ' tents ' on the hundred dollars
last week-end with relatives in Cu ford, H. D. Browning, Bill Garrison, vortn ' property would pay1 the sal- '
lowhee. . J. P. Francis, Jr., Ralston Campbell, arJes 98 cents would meet the oper-
Mr. Eugene EnsTey and family of Jimmy Reed, Douglas Badgett, H. "t'n? and e-iuipment eKpoe, nnd 7
Hazelwood visited Mrs. H. P. Enslev Taylor Crockett, Rev, S. R. Crockett, cents would pay the interest and
Sunday afternoon. Paul Beam, Sherrell Leatherwood, ShUnnR fund of all bonds and borrow-
Balsam is experiencing a variety Irving Leatherwood, J. S. Jones, ed money. For the three purposes
of weather. Saturday was like a Mark Davis, Donald Hyatt Lee tnen tha total levy of 70 cents waa
spring day, Sunday the rain, it did Davis, Lee' Matney, Harry Roths, found to be sufficient and will proba
pour, Monday we had our fourth Melvin Reeves, Paul Blackwell, and ,eave small surplus.
snow, and my, how the wind did blow. Richard Barber. The May budget provided for the
,r --!' erection of two small school houses,
The Waynesville Mountaineer would Give a subscription to The Waynes- one at Rock Spring in Crabtree T town
make a suitable Christmas present, ville Mountaineer for Christmas. V (Continued on Editorial pipe.)
By A. a CHAPIN
LITTLE MISS ROSS ENTERTAINS
Little Miss Jacqueline Ross, who ui
visiting Mr. and mrs. rem ri"c'
entertained a numoer oi ner you..K
friends with a party baturaay non-
oring her fifth birthday.:
During the afternoon the young
I guests enjoyed a number of games arm
fill, tieorge Kdgerton, Kin bwitt,
John West, Jr., Bobby Coin. John
I Everett Penny, Emmett and Mae
Green and Billy Prevost.
MR. BARTON INJURED.
Mr. M. D. Barton was painful in-
jured while repairing the residence
on Hazel street of Mr. Francis of
Florida. The scaffold on which he
"nd another man wers standin ?ave
way, and as a result fell to the ground
and Mr. Barton's back was injured. tne sum of $42,868.71. For the re.
He was carried to the Mission Hos- payment of loans, the two budgets
pital in Asheville where he remained nave exactly the same amount, name
for a week, but was brought back to Iv ?30,938.52. The total in the May
his home the early part of the week. budget is $199,299.29. In the No-
Among the Waynesville people aft-' To provide the funds for these ex
tending the Wake Forest-Furman penditures, the County Commission
in Asheville Friday were: Misses ers deducted from the total of thc
PHYSICAL AND EDUCATIONAL
SURVEY OF THE PUBLIC
SCHOOLS OF HAYWOOD
COUNTY. - .
About ten days ago Superintendent
Wm. C. Allen sent in to the Stato
Superintendent of Public Instruction
an itemized statement of the expen-
j ditures and the proposed expenditures
made and to be made by the Board
of Education in running the schools
of Haywood county for the year 1925
26. His statement of expenditures is
known as the Noveinber budget and
differs, from the May budget only in
being made in the midst of the school
activities that the May budget un
dertook to provide funds for.
Inasmuch as the ' schools of the
county had been running for three
months before the November budget
was sent in, it is evident that the es
timates made in that budget are
more nearly exact than in the May
budget, for one-half of the expendi
tures for the six months school term
have already been made and a pretty
fair estimate of the cost of the other
half follows as a natural sequence.
A comparison of the two !udgcts
should, therefore, be of considerable
interest at this time.
If we bear in mind the fact that the
May budget contains the estimated
cost of the six months term and is
submitted to the Board of C-u;otv
Commissioners in June as a guide to
that body in mnking the tax levy for
schools, we shall see at once how
important it is for the Board of Ed
ucation and the County Superintend
ent of Schools to be fully acquainted
with the school situation in the county
and to be thoroughly cognizant of the
needs of the various school communi
ties. The May budget fa. frot, there
fore, a guess at the amount the
schools will need, but is the sum of a
reasonable apportionment made to
djstricts aftef a carefu,
survey has been made.
At t(je firgt mceti of the Boanj
f Educatjon in M the matter 0;
making the budget for the next
Bchool waa begun From tha
finn reportg of the prjncipais and
members of the Board of Education,
the May budget apportioned $127,784.
73. The November budget shows that
; what has already been spent and what
will be spent for salaries for tho re
mainder of the six months term will
amount to $121,833.07. The May
budKet apportioned for the operating
and equipment fund the sum of
$40,576.04. The November budget
"n WS ,at the . expectation is
Pd for operation and equipment
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