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Volume XXXVII. Number 21
A Splendid Edu
Excerpts From the Address of Dr. J.
Henry Highsmith at the Waynes
ville Hiih School Monday
Night, May 25.
Dr. Hiyhsmith spoke on the sub
ject of Equalizing Education Oppor
tunities. He said:
"The State 'ought to be the unit
of administration in order that educu
tonal opportunities may be equalized.
"When we speak of money, taxa
tion, some say we are not able to do
it. Are we able to do it? This na
tion has 6 of the population, 1 of
the area, 30 of the manufacturers,
40 of the iron, 50 of the coal, one
half of the gold, 50 of the coffee,
80 of the automobiles on the face t
the earth. We have more automobiles
than telephones. We have more au
tomobiles in North Carolina than tel
ephones. "What do we spend this money for?
$700,000,000 for tobacco; perfumes
and toilet articles, $750,000,000; movies
$775,000,000; candy and ice cream
$100,000,000 per year. This money
must be put back of the education of
the children of the United States. We
spend in this nation only $1,500,000,000'
a year for education, a little more than
we spend for candy and ice cream.
There are 325,000 automobiles in
North Carolina, including Fords. The
average price of an automobile today
is $1,111. If we .spend $1,000 for
each one, we have spent $325,000,003
for automobiles in this state. In
1924 we had $65,000,000 in school
property five times as much for auto
mobiles. I maintain that any people
who ride in automobiles ought not to
allow their chiildnen walk in igno
rance. Money of course, we have it.
"Our children are taught civics in
our schools. One of these days when
they get in earnest we are going to
L-hange our attitude towards taxa
tion. They will know that education
is the foundation of real civilization.
The World's Work of this month
gives an advertisement by bond deal
ers. Suppose we have spent the
amount quoted, haven't we value .re
ceived for our money in schools,
hospitals and insane asylums? Sup
pose we do owe $1156,000,000, we haw
spent most of it for roads. The road
program will fail only when the own.
erg of automobiles run them under
the sheds and quit riding.
"In Pinchurst last week one banker
reported deposits equal to the deposits
of all the banks in North Carolina in
"We ought to be ashamed to talk
about North Carolina as a pauw'Hr
"Now I want to speak ahout tlbe
length of the school term. We never
would have had an intelligent civili
zation on a four 'month term, we will
never have one on a six month term,
nor on an eight month term. I will
guarantee that one of the problems
in this school this year has been to
adjust the children to the high school
program. They come up out of t'le
seventh grrade and they have not been
to schoofl seven years 12 months.
The mininimum is 56. The children
who come up out of the elementary
schools are fifth graders. When you
put them into high school, they are
.simply not able to do the work.
"We boast of our Anglo-Saxon civ.
ilization, that it is 99.9 pure. The
only trouble with the people in your
state and mine is that the boys and
girls have not had a chance. We need
to send them to shool from the time
they are six until they are fourteen
years of age for ten months in a year.
One of these days we will do this, and
teachers will be paid on a yearly basis
Tather than on the basis of six or
eight or nine months.
"We will never equalize educational
opportunities, until we have an ade
quate supply of adequately trained
teachers. What do I mean by ade
quately trained teachers? I do not
mean these children out of the seventh
grade, nor out of the high school. I
am talking about getting in the rural
districts teachers of personality,
character, scholarship, ability to teach,
with the spirit of humanity, so trained
that they -have capacity for leader
ship. That is what children in the
country never have had.
In proportion as teachers lack
training they need all the more super
vision. If we cannot get good teach
ers for all the schools, the next bet
thing is to put back of these teachers
the best supervision we can get. The
trouble -with most of the rural dis-
Diplomas Are iPhysical Education iT Entertain Music
Given to Pupils; Classes In Pageant Lovers of City
Waynesville School Closes Year With
Diplomas were presented to a grad
uating class numbering 29 students
Monday night at the final commence
ment exercises- of the Waynesville
Township High School.
- The annual address to the class was
delivered by Dr. Henry Highsmith,
who spoke on the subject: "Equalisa
tion of Education." The invocation
was given by Tev. J. T. Mangum and
Mrs. J. M. Long, member of the
Waynesville Township school board,
presented the perfect attendance cer
tificates to a group of students who
have neither been tardy or absent
during the year. They were Lee
Davis, Edna Fisher, (irace Noland,
Newton Brendle and Elisabeth Mar-
tin. Diplomas were presented by .l.j
W. Reed, of the school board.
The graduating 'Jas.4, included:
Louise Allen. Charles Hadgett, Mary
Cox, Harriet, Willa and Edna Ruyd,
Newton Brendle, Lillian Burgin, Vir
ginia Burress, Josephine Coman, F.d-
gar Duckett, Esther Davis, Clyde!
Fisher, Brown and Frank Ferguson,
Mattie Franklin, Ralph Howell, Mar-
guerite Massie, Pauline Noland, Dal-'
las Rathbone, William Slrjan, Benjamin
Sloan, Bonnie Teague, Dorothy Wil-j
liams, S. A. Jones, Arthur Schulhofer,
J. Edwards and Richard Covington
All of the events of commencement
week were well attended and enjoyed
by all who witnessed them. On May,
the pageant, "American Citizenship"
was presented under the direction .f
Miss Florida Kent, director of physi
os!! eduction and the dancing of
Dorothy Lane and Mary Cox in thh
pageant was unusually good.
Ciass day exercises were he'd fct
noon Saturday, May 23, and was open
ed by an address by Benjamin Sloan,,
president, who expressed sentiments
of the class for the assistance given
them by the school board and express
ed regret that the class must dis
band. Otlrer features were clau
poem, by William Sloan; class proph
ecy, Ola Francis; History, Harriett
Boyd; orattion by Loie Allen; and
class wiH by Brown Ferpusin.
.High school promotion certificates
we; e given Frank Ratcliff, Mary
Francis, Ajgnes Sisk. Rufus RatclilT,
Junalos&a pupils receivin high
school pmomotions are l.rcy Kate
Burnette, Hilda Lcatherwcfd Nanie
McElroy, Edna Phillips, Mary Rath
bone, Elizabeth Reeves, Lois Thomp
son, Dare White, and Raymond Wyatt-
Hazelwood Students promoted;
Blanche Allen, Luvile Cr.iwford, Gra
ham Ferguson, Susie Fishers, David
Hyatt, Azea Jordan, Cecil Lergcn,
Clinton Mehaffcy, Roy M'.is, Leon
Morrow, Ralph Summerrow, and Ma -
Waynesville and East Waynesville
pupils: Robert Allen, JanVes Boyd,
Ruth Creasman, Pearl Davis, Wilsie
Frady,. Louise Francis, Frank Head,
EPizabeth rleniy, Garrett Howell,
Gladys Justice, William McCracken,
Edwina: McDowell, Martha Mock,
Huel Patterson, Flora Turpin, Rutl.
Williams, Violet Wright, Mary Duck
ett, Opal Ferguson, Elizabeth Leath
erwood, Louis Medford, Anna Jeu.i
Plott, Elizabeth Ray, Elizabeth Stew
art, Martha Stringfield, and David
Mr V. W. Lewis of the State Di
vision of Markets and Mr. C. A. Bur
meister of the Department of Agri
culture, Washington, who have been
tiiMiTir iaArio nf mffiintr in Westprn
6 r, j
North Cai-olina, sncnt the week-end
tncta is that it is a case of the blind ,
leading the blind, and they have ill
most fallen into an intellectual ditch
i "We must consolidate the schools
and transport the children. I con
gratulate you upon what ha-, been
done in this township this building,
with these people, these citizens are
an inspiration to anybody. I nave
seen many audiences, and this is one
of the most pleasing and inspiring
as vou are striving to equalize the
opportunities of the girjs and boys
here. I beli eve the children in the
country ouerht to have a chance. They
will get Jt by consolidating the schools!
and transporting the children. I
"I hope the people of this county will i
catch a vision of citizenship and wi!l
give to their children such opportuni-'
ties as will help to make North Cnro-j
Una first in education."
WAYNESVILLE, HAYWOOD CUNTY, NOTTH CARILNA, THURSDAY.MAY
MOST SPECTACULAR EVENT OF
HIGH SCHOOL COM
A remarkable demonstration f the
work done by the physical education
classes of the high school was staged
in the high school auditorium on Fri-,
day evening, May 22nd.
'I'll r: .In.aaa L' Vl ll,.(wl 0V0llotlt
, , . , Waynesville should feel very for
trainmg which they had received un-l ...
der their instructor, Miss Florida F.
That everyone who attended the
entertainment enjoyed the work of
the pupils was manifested by the ap-
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plause. Many encores were given. .
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Probably the outstanding part of
., , j
uit' program was ine soio aancing oi
Misses Mary Cox and Dorothy Lane.
M,8!,es i,,a,y -"x
W'hile al! ,he K'-un iances wcre
, the two outstanding dances were
i Irish jig and th? French doll danc1
i The whol- program is reproduced
Columbia Josephine Coman
Uncle Sam Lee Davis
I Ko.v Scouts. William New, Johnnie
j Johnson, Hai ry Mct'rai'ken.
Herald Anna Gordon McDowell
j I. Prologue ColbinoiaJ
Chorus America the Beautiful
III- Indian War Dance Mary Cox
Catherine Phillips, Lucile Leather-
wood, Janie McCracken, Naomi Sisk,
Mary Davis, Helen Lampkin, Irmo
Patterson, Margaret Noland, Kath
leen McCracken, Edna McKay,
Maude Kinsland, Virginia Seay,
Chorus Red Wing
III. Spanish Fantasy La Palooia
Chorus: Gail the Troubiadours.
IV. "Ttateh Duet Dance, The Villagers iThe water head of the lake is 40 i
BovRileen Fisher 'P The Haywood Power and Lighl
Girl Adgie Price
Chorus True Love
V. Old English Country Dance Sir
Roger de Coverley (known in Amer
ica as the Virginia Reel) Dorothp
Williams, Elizabeth Martin, Eliza
beth Smathers, Edith Mangum, Lou
ise Morgan, Pauline Noland, Ehse
Davis, Virginia Garrison.
Chorus iDrink to Me Only Wi'h
V3. Irish Jig vMary Stringfield. Mai
guerite Massie, Margare: Hyatt,
Catherine iPhillipa, Fiy Snyder
Katherine Walls, Mabel Underwood.
Chorus Wearing of the G:Ttn
1111 il- r-v m
Vdi. uanan i-ance, .arcnieue- - nar-
licit oya, iviary naroei, iai:i
Davis, Dorothy Woods ;
Ohfirus .Sata Lucia
VIH. French Doll Dance .Josephine i
Cabe, Lola Davis, Frances I'ay. Bu
j Chorus La Marseillaise
ix. Highland Fling ....
. ...Mary Cox-
Chras Old Iang Syne
X. Rnassian Dence. Kamai inskaia -
Dorothy line. Mary Barber
Chonos .OTer the )istant L'intry
XI. Unfurling of American Flag,
Unde Sam i oring the Columbine as an Nation.:!
Audience j .ins chorus an i dancers pr T,u,sc (Ualifu..i()ns Kivc it
in singing .t:ar Spangled H.mn.M preference
RUMMAGE SAIF ' Uoluihliinc is a native of the
Circle No' 2 of the Presbyterian ! UniUl States. Grows wild in prar
church will have a Rummage Sale tknU? wrS spl t",n f tho nluntiy'
in the Gift Shop, Friday afternoon, i Can vel'y easll' bp ruHivate.1 in anv
May 29th. at 3, Saturday, May 30,lKrden- Ani1 in most, ',alts 01" e
afternoon at 3. , country is found in blossom or. the
j Fourth of July, when a very patriotic
THIRTY-SECOND DEGREE M A decoration of these flowers can be ar
SONS TO HOLD SERVICES IN j ranged as they include red, white
GRACE CHURCH. land blue.
t., .. i e . I a u : 1 1 .. i
imhuc,. u.c n,t..t v,,..
sistory who are all 32nd degree Ma-,
sons, will attend the eleven o'clock
service in "Grace Church in the Moun-
tains'' next Sunday, May 31st. A
sermon on "The Mystery of Religion"
will be preached by the Rector, Rev.
Albert New, M. A. .
Ex-Congressman, Hon. Chas. R. '
Thomas, will conduct the Bible Class1
at 10 A. M. in the Parish House. The
study will be on: "The Holy Spirit."
Under the direction of Mr, Stall,
Scout Master of Troop No. 1, the Boy
Scouts will attend the evening ser-
vices at 8 P. M., when the Rector
will speak on: "The Christlike Boy."
Thc worship of the, which is Whit
Sunday, the Day of Pentecost, will
begin at 8 A. M. in the Sacrament of
the Holy Communion.
Everybody is cordially invited to all
ReV. AABERT NEW,
MAKK1E MiARRlSEY TO SIM;
HERE JULY 2ND.
! Marie Marriscy, world famous con
! tralto, will appear here in concert
1 Tl,..-An.. T..I.. 0.l
Miss Marrisey is one of the grad
uated singer America has ever pro
duced and' has made thousand of
friends through her phonograph re
cords on the Edison and Buinswick.
tunate in hearing Miss Marrisey a.;
I she rarely makes such a s.nuli t.wn
Mis.s Morrisey has toured as soloist
I uritk kth tU Mo... V.-b an I
, , , ,
sian Symphony Orchestra with phe-
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nominal success, and is a great fa-
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vonte wherever she has su;ig.
During the past year she has given
or. n-.w Wh n,
idea of the popularity ..f' this
i young singer.
I Miss Morrisey is con Vdcrc 1 to iie
lone of the most beautiful, ::s will
as. best dressed woman on the concert
! wHirfi will, .i mil rvi.Wii, i,jr .tit -i 1 t ' v
;an() a lu,autiful vit.t,
olio can undcr-
j stam, why slu, fiS k)mtt,.
Violet Martin, pianist, will upptar
with Miss Morrisey
IDWET PLANT AT JUNALUSK A.
24-Hour Service for Waynesville.
, Contract has been completed be-
itween the Lake Junaluska assembly
and the Haywood Power and Light
company, whereby the latter has pur
chased the water right of the Ijike
Junalurka dam, and will erect a hydro
electric plant. Machinery for this in
stallation is now being purchased and
will be set up as soon as it is received
Haywood Power and Light
company will rebuild their lire ami
when they have cut in the power from
Lake Junaluska will provide patrons
in Waynesville a 24-hour servit.v.
Mrs. W. L. Hardin was the delight
ful hostess to the Civic League on
Friday afternoon, May 15. In the
absence of the president, the vice
president, Mrs. Allen, presided.
The meeting was opened by singing
the Federation song and rtpcating in
concert the club collect. A motion
was made and carried to invite Bun
( f()mbe (.oulty ) havp a f)art jn the
erection of an arch between the two
The league wishes to' go on record
as favoring a larger endowment fund
for education purposes next year.
Mi-s. Allen made a most interesting
report of the recent meeting of tn"
Federated Clubs at Pinchurst,
Mrs. II. G. West was a pleasant
visitor of the afternoon, and read an
! interesting article on "Choosing a Na
I tional Emlblamatic Flower."
After an interesting discussion the
. p;iirup voteil tn iro on record a.s fav-
Columbine suggests Columbus and
i : i e . u .. i . :
umnim. , . f.- win,
word. The word "Columbia" means
"dove" and the petals are considered
bv many to resemble a circle of does,
'and each seperate petal is a tiny
reproduction of the liberty cap won
by our Goddes of Liberty. The gener
al shape of the entire flower .'uggests
the Liberty Bell. I
The subject' of the afternoon was'
the "History of Haywood County."
In which the older members delighted '
the younger ones with stories of the1
long ago. One member pi-esent coulJ
( enlembsr-' when there were only
twenty-five homes in Waynesville
and Main street, the only street, be-
gan at Dr. Allen's residence and ex-
tended to the Quinian home.
The hostess served a delivious salad
course with cake and coffee. The '
next meeting will be held at the home
of Mrs. iW. T. Lee Friday afternoon,
June 5th. Mrs. H. G. Stone to have
To Honor Our
THE AMERICAN LEGION.
The American Legion Post No. 47,
held an enthusiastic meeting Monday
night. May 2oth, and complete ar
rangements for Menwrial Day Services
Sunday, May .'list.
A marker for Eric Englebert will
be placed with the ceremony of the
American Legion, Rev. S. T. Crocket,
Chaplain, officiating. All Legionaircs
art requested to wear uniform that
Memorial Day seivices will be held at
Gieen Hill cemetery at 2:.'10 P. M.,
Sunday, May 31st.
Congressman Zebulon Wearver w II
;ivake an address.
The committee from the Daughters
of the American Revolution and
Daughters of the Confederacy hau'
been active in making arrangements
for thi.s service and it is hoped that ii
large gathering will lie present to
pay respects to our dead.
During 1917-1K and 1919 we were
doing our bit, helping in everyway to
make our country safe, were striving
to make life easier for our soldiers,
let's be patriotic enough to give a
few moments of our time in a ineiiin.o
rial service of those that have passed
Sonic of Civil War heroes will have
just returned from Dallas, Texas from
the Reunion of those that live and 1
sine will pe present at this service
of those that have gone before.
Below is a list of those buiieii -n
Green Hill cemetery who served in
the various wars that we have en
List of those who gave their ser
vices to our country and buried in
Green Hill cemetery:
Revolutionary War, Colonel Robert
live. Colonel William Allen.
Civil War, 18fil-fc
James Winchester, Mark Britta'ii,
William Hyatt, Mark Boone, Aaron
Brown, Rufus Mehaffey, Burton Jones,
Zach Jones, Thomas Whitehead, Wid
Norwood, Ailolphus Whitenei, L. II.
Medford, Achass Francis, Col. R. (
A. Love. James L. Welch, Andrews
Holder, Jeremiah Ratcliff, Mack Rat
cliff. Joseph Sorrells, J. T. Mehaffey
'('apt. R. M. Henry, Craton Morrow,
('apt. M. H. Love, Samuel L. Love, A
J. Davis, Henry Hyatt, Hemp N
Francis, Peter Davis, William Thomas
of Maryland, P. May of South Cam.
lina, Taylor Snyder, William Freeman,
William Shuler, Tev. Willianns, R. V.
Welch, William Brock, Jack Fu!
bright, William Allen, Col. William
Thomas., Uanuvs BrendBt, William
CiVmes of South Carolina, Melvm
Underwood, Runnan Frazier of South
Carolina, Thaddeus D. Welch, Cap!.
W. H. Faucett, II. M. Rogers, Robert
Bingham, William A. Davis, Weil Mini
fold. El Medford, H. M. Bright, Wil
liam Rhinchurt, lienj. Felmet, Hale
Feliuet, Dick Roberson. Joe Evans,
Thomas Barton, Adam Hymes, James
A. P. Edwards, Weldon Edwards, Atlas
Allin. Jeremiah Allen, Andrew l.undy,
D.. Arnold. W. E. Miller, Markus
Homy Miller. Malthew Parton, W. 1!.
F.rguson. G. S. Ferguson, Willia.n
Norwood, Joseph Liner, Erastus How.
ell, Dr. Boggs, S. J. Shelton, I4) Fay
ette Medford, William C. Francis, T,
Gwyn. Mark Felmet. David McElroy,
Rci'lly Morgan, N Ratcliff, J. C. Trov,
3 C. I.. Gudger, W. Mallonee, E. Hyatt,
W. Bennett, Dr. Walters. A. C. Caglc,
G. Tramble, Milas J. Davis, Green
Swaynger, L. N. Tate, John W. Miller,
James Scates. Dave Allen, Wm. C.
'Spanish-'Aniei ican War. names not
Capt. Franklin, Edward Scutes,
Henry Arrington, Claude McClure.
Charles Francis, Walter Ray, Louis
Schulhofer, Eric Englebert.
If there is a name left ofT the above
list it is not intentional, and any
information lelative to those not men
tioned will be appreciated by Capt. C.
J. P. Edwards, Waynesville, N. C.
Everyone please bring flowers.
Services will begin at 2:!10 P. M.
sharp, Sunday, May -list.
The graduating class of the high
school with s "eral guests, chaper
oned by Mr. ana Mrs. R. O. Edgerton
and several of the high school teach
ers, Jeft town Wednesdap morning
for the Gun and Rod Club, for a week's
Mrs. Jessie McCracken is in Kv.ox
ville, Tenn. taking a business course
at the Knoxville Business College,
Year in Advance, 12.50 if not so Paid
Of Cattle Men
Met in Clyde Last Friday Improc
mrnt in Breeding of Beef Cattle
"To d sruss ways and means for
belter 'marrketingi." That was an
nounced as the special object of the
coming of representatives of both the
U. S. and the N. C. Division of Mark
ets to Clyde last Friday afternoon.
Only a small group of the cattle men
of the vicinity turned out to hear
them. These, however, numberej
among them some of the most prom
inent of Haywood's cattle men.
Mr. Charles A. Burmeister of Wash
ington, D. C '., represented the U. S.
Division of Markets and Mr. V. W.
Lewis of Raleigh and Mr. T. Lenoir
Gwyn of this county the State Di
vision. A In 1 1 1' discussion of the local sit
uation, 111 which nearly all present
took pan, developed numerous agree
ments t hat the tirt thing to do to
seeiiie l etter marketing is to improve
through breeding the grade of the
beef cattle offered for sale. If th"
glade and condition is high enough
it was virtually agreed that there will
be Jittlix 'trouble i marketing to
good advantage all the beef cattle
Haywood county is likely to raise.
All three of the representatives of
the Division of Markets explained
that "hotels and lestaurants, and ocean
and oilier passenger vessls are de
manding beef of a higher quality
than they did only a comparatively
few years ago. The key to improve
ment in beef, it was agreed, lies pri
marily in the improvement of breed
ing. To this contention no dissent
ing voice was raised.
Improvement in breiing it was
then pointed out comes in the first
place through the use of better sires.
And better sires can be obtained, it
was argued, only through the co-operation
the working together of the
fanners and cattle breeders of the
county. To bring about effective co
operation in this line, it was agre?d
will irquire a county wide organiza
tion. To arrange for such an organiza
tion th:1 following committee was se
lected. .1. It. Hipps, Way Mense, J.
II. Mann, Jr., Cr.iwford McCracken, J.
L. Morgan, Henry Osborne. Lee Fei
gusont James Medord. E.l Wells,
Will .Moore, D. K. Noland. T.
Gwyn and Charlie Hill.
It was voted to have this committee
hold its first meeting at the cou.'t
house in Waynesville on June the 8th
at two o'clock in the afternoon. Only
a few of those named were present,
but tin hope wa- expressed that all
will heed this no'. 're and :ittend the
Hurting "f the commit t e.
All ti'cscnt nt the meeting in f'ly.le
ugierd thai the beef cattle industry
in the country is in a seriously bad
way, an.l that if something were not
done pioinotly Haywood county would
sunn !o-v its 1 enutat ion a. the nest
t;;ttlc la'-:,':- county in North Car
P.1,'F1'H' PIC I I I K FOR HAY
WOOD COUNTY HOSPITAL.
In to.r tcsy to ihe Waynesville Civic
League. Cant. Edwaids will give the
woiiilei ful n'ctu'i "Scaramouche" at
Ya n wood Theatie Friday, June 5th,
;:s a hercit for the Haywood County
Hospitcl. Those who have not seen
this Htt, juice picture will have an
neoi tun:ty to sto it at the popular
I'-ice .'!0 c( 111s. The leading parts
arc taken by Alice Terry and Ramon
Novniro, and their characterization
of the person- thev repiesent is sup
erb. Ev. i.vonc will co-operate and make
this occasion a hufe success for our
worthy bosnital that means so murh
to the county.
Chairman of Committee.
A new club is being formed in town
for the purpose of English study and
use as the work The Marchiones of
of Aberdeen and Tenair who is now in
this country attending the lnternH
tioral Council of Women writers, she
will be an honorary member. The
new club wiil be the "Sulgrave Club
in honor af the ancestral home of
George Washington in Sulgrave, Eng
land. The dues will go towards th
upkeep of the Sulgravj home of the
r.nce--;o of George Washington.
Mr. and Mrs, Bonner Ray motored
to Asheville last Tuesday.