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Volume XXXVII. Number SO
WAYNESVILLE, HAYWOOD COUNTY. NORTH CAROLINA THURSDAY, AUGUST 13, 1925
$2.09 a Year in Advance, $2.50 if not so Paid
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ment and Building Boom Here!
Many Important Business Blocks,
Hotels, Dwellings and Auction
Never before in the history of Way
nesville or in the , memory of the
oldest inhabitant has real estate made
isuch a steady, persistent and extraor
'dinary movement. Hundreds of thous
ands of dollars have been involved in
the transactions. Business land that
isold from one to two hundred dol
lars a front foot suddenly jumped to
three and four hundred dollars, and
is now passing the five hundred dol
It is astounding to realise the Tre
mendous sales in Waynesville and at
Lake Junaluska and other points near
Waynesville. For mari'y- years 'reWs
in this city have been unusually low
for business buildings, hardly real
izing a moderate percentage on the
investments. There naturally was not
any inductment for investing in bus
iness buildings or in erecting more.
At the present time there is not a
vacant store building in Waynesville
and a good demand for space. Rents
have made a decided advance in the
last thirty idays just about doubled
This means a movement to erect more
E. K. McGee was instrumental in
selling the building now occupied by
the Massie Furniture Company to
Mrs. Aline H. Stubbs of Sumter, S. C.
The Jim Palmer lot between the
Bakery and Swift Motor Co., Main
street, was sold to Mrs. K. E. Mont
gomery. The building nousing me cafe was
sold to Mr. J. A. Stubbs of Sumter,
At an auction sale of the Harbcck
property on Smathcrs street about
$27,500 was realized and at same
sale a large house on Pigeon j.treet
, was sold Pinnix Land Company, 1
The large store building where
Mock's Department store is located
was sold to Crest A. George arid G.
The building occupied by the Way
nesville Bakery was sold to Cret
The Kenmore Hotel wis sold by
Bass & Withers to Florid folk: for
The auction sale of Grimball Park
about one hundred lots sold around
$32,000, Horney Brothers auctioneers.
The auction sale of Pisgah Park
formerly principally owned by Mr.
S. C. Satterthwait was a big success,
about 58 lots sold at approxmately
$16,000. Nearly all sold to Florida
folk with exception of three local
The auction sale of the Edwards
farm on Woodrow road also a suc
The Carolina Mountaineer will pub
lish a list of real estate transactions
from the Register of Deeds office at
an early date. This office has been
unusually busy for the past six weeks
registering deeds, etc.
HIGH SCHOOL TEACHERS FOR
Teachers returning: R. 0. Ldgor
ton, Principal, WayrMvi!Ic; K. J. Rcb
eson, Waynesville; H. D. Browning,
Jr., Monroe; Miss Bes3ie Boyd, Way
nesville. New Teachers: T. M. Shackcdford,
Gordonville, Va.; B. S. Degree from
William and Mary College, with 5
years experience teaching in high
Mrs. Emma L. Chaflln, Mocksville;
A. B. Degree from Duka University,
4 years experience teaching in high
Miss Cora Lee Cheatham, Newberry,
S. C; B. S. Degree from Coker Col
lege, 6 years experience teaching in
Miss Lillian Fields Hooks, Frecio it;
A. B." Degree Jrom George Washing
ton 'University, 5 years experience
teaching in high school.
Miss Monnie McDonald, Lillingtoi;
A.' B. Degree from Duke University,
& years teaching experience in high
Mrs. J. C. Patrick, Waynesville; A.
B. Degree from Carson-Newman Col
lfffe, 3 years teaching' eperience in
Miss Louise Edwards, Ccndartown,
Ga.; B. S,, Degree National School of
Domestic Arts and Science, 5 years
teaching experience in high school
Massie Furniture Co.
Erecting Big Building
Handsome Structure Being Built for
Furniture Store and Undertak
On Monday excavating was started
on the new building of -'the Massie
'Furniture Company. The -large lot
on Main street near the Paris store
has had a large force of workers with
teams, etc., digging a cellar and lev
eling off the land.
The new building will be three
stories. It will be 38 feet wide and
100 feet in depth. -The first Vwo flows!.
will be used for the furniture show
rooms and the entire third floor will
be modeled into a most up-to-date
undertaking parlors. Nearly four
thousand dollars worth of steel have
already been purchased for the new
building. The plans, blue prints, etc.,
are nearly completed. Bids are being
received for the entire erection.
Another store and office building
will also be built, the whole building
will be under one roof. The addition
al store will have office' roonjan, the
the third.Ooor and tta M& fioqt will
be occupied by "TheToggary," one '
Waynesville's smartest women's and
children's clothing stores and beauty
It is estimated that the new busi
ness structure of the Massie Furni
ture Company will, when completed,
have cost around fifty thousand dol
lars land and building.
The Massie Furniture Company
certainly are showing their faith in
Waynesville and have started the
building program so badly needed.
BUILDING NEW HOME.
A handsome new home is near
ing completion on Main street which
is being built by Mr. and Mrs. T.
Lenoir Gwyn. This, when completed,
will be one of the finest new homs
EPISCOPAL CHURCH NOTES.
On Sunday, August 16th, the Rec
tor. Rev. Albert New, will admin-
ir ter trie Sacrament oi Ho!y Coi.Tmin-
ion at 8 A. M.
Hon. Chas. R. Thomas will conduct
the' Church History class at 10 o'clock
in the Parish House.
The Rector will preach at 11 A
M., when the offertory solo, "But the
Loid is Mindful of His Own' fre.m
Mendelssohn's "St. Paul," will be sung
by Miss Nell Esslinger.
At 8 P. M. the Rev. W. E. Allen,
Rector of Canton, will be the special
Everybody cordially invted to all
REV. ALBERT NEW, Rector.
North Side Circle and the Young
Matrons' Circleo of V.-. Mv-st Jh;rcl
will hold their annual bazaar Friday
und Saturday the 14th and 15th in
W. T. Mehaffey's Kodak shop. Fancy,
articles and candies will be on sale
at this time.
NOTICE OF OPENING OF WAY
NESVILLE TOWNSHIP SCHOOLS
All of the schools of Waynesville
township will open on August 31st.
The schools to open are: Waynesville
Elementary, Hazelwood, East Way
nesville, Lake Junaluska, RatclifT
Cove, Francis Cove, Allen's Creek,
Fairview, Saunook, Quinlantown,
High School and the colored school.
Notice will be given later concering
enrollment and hooks.
R. O. EDGERTON.
DELEGATES TO TORONTO.
The following delegates left Ashe
ville Friday for Toronto, Canada,
where they will attend the General
Grand chapter of the Eastern Star
which will convene in Toronto Aug. 10:
Dr. and Mrs. W. J. Hunnycutt and
Mrs. Buckner of Asheville; Miss Lou
ise Israel of Waco, Texas; Miss Una
Plott, Miss Alta Moore and Miss Cora
Moore qf Canton. . '
The party will visit Montreal, New
York, Atlantic City, Philadelphia, Bal
timore, Washington City, and other
points of interest before -returning.
At Lake Junaluska, Southern Methodist
W. C. T. U. AT LAKE JUNALUSKA.
Outstanding leaders in the Wo
man's Christian Temperance Union
organization, will gather at Lake
Junaluska, August 17, for a two weeks'
social morality institute, under the
auspices of the Lake Junaluska W.
C. T. U., of which Mrs. R. L. Ezzell,
of Jackson, Miss., is president. The
institute will be conducted by Miss
Grace Leigh Scott, of Greenville, In
diana, associate director and field
lecturer of the department of social
morality, national Woman's Chris
tian Temperence Union.
In addition to daily lectures dur
ing the institute. Miss Scott Will
dress the teachers of Haywood county
at their teachers' meeting, 10:30
o'clock, August 29, at the elementary
school building. Waynesville. Other
county engagements are being ar
ranged for Miss Scott.
According to Mrs. F. M. Jackson
of Birmingham, Superintendent of
the Christian Citizenship department
for Alabama, through whose influ
ence the institute has been secured,
the purpose of the gathering of W
C. T. U. leaders is to present a series
of lectures and training courses to
representatives from the Southern
States, who can take back to their
respective territories methods and
ideas gained. Delegates are expected
from ten or twelve Southern States.
The institute will begin Monday
morning at 9:30 and daily session
will be held during the forenoon, with
lectures at eleven o'clock. Lectures
and open forum discussions and study
courses will be presented in the au
ditorium. Monday afternoon at four
o'clock there will be an informal re
ception at the home of Mrs. Jackson.
All interested in the work of the W.
C. T. U. air invited.
Miss Seo't's lecture topics, accord
ing to the tentative program, include
such subjects as: "Race Progress;
.looking Backward; Looking Forward,"
"Home, the Unit of Society," "A
Cycle of Life, the Child," "A Cycle
of Life Adolescence," "A Cycle of
Life late Teen Age," "A Cycle of
Life Parenthood," "Society's Obli
gation to Youth," "Recreation that Re
creates," "Social Ills Reclaiming,"
"The Spiritual Training of Youth,"
"The Graces, Beauty and Goodness,'
"Natural Laws of Protection Their
Relation to Reproduction."
Study courses on "The Way of
Life" and "The Three Gifts of Life,"
and open forum discussions will fol
low the daily lectures.
TABLET FOR BISHOP ATKINS.
Lake Junaluska, Aug. 8. A bronze
tablet honoring the life anc vorK of
the late Bishop James Atkins of the
M E. Church, South, will be set in
the wall of the religious education
building here and unveiled with im
pressive ceremonies, Sunday after
noon, three o'clock, Aug. 16, it is an-
nntmrorl hv Dr .1 W Shnrkford. eprt-
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eral secretary of the Sunday school
Brief addresses will be made by
John R. Pepper of Memphis, who suc
ceeded Bishop Atkins as president of
the Sunday school board; Drv An
drew Sledd of Atlanta, Ga., Dr. George
R. Stuart of Birmingham, outstand
ing pastor and member of the South
ern Assembly commission; and Dr.
E. B. Chappell, of Nashville, Tenn.,
Sunday school editor of the M. E.
Bishop Atkins was ordained bishop, H.o:a taking part and the rlnra.--in
1906 and died Dec. 5, 1923 while1 tew they represented w,c: "Owl,
conducting the annual session of the the Wizard," Miss Marth 1 Mjck, Way
Little Rock conference. He is buried nesville; "Bluebird," Miss Mary
at Waynesville, N. C. Stringfield, Waynesvi'ie; "Ciow,"
The Southern Assembly at Lake Thomas Stringfield, Waype-tvilie;;
Junaluska, is in a large measure the "Robin Redbreast," Kathc iine Kirk
realization of a dream of Bishop At-' Patrick, Gastonia; "Eng';:.h Sparrow,"
kins, who long before the assembly Edith Long, Lake JunaHnka; l arrot,"
was organized or the site considered Martha Stringfield, W'ayr.nMile: "Blu"
would bring this to spot outstanding Jay," Frank Ferguson, WV.yiiowilie;
Methodist leaders and tell them of his
hope to see a flourishing Methodist
Chautauqua here. Bishop Atkins was
at one time president of the Ashe
ville Female College; president of
Emory and Henry College, Virginia.
He was elected Sunday school editor
in 1896. He inaugurated the teacher
training work in the Methodist Epis
copal Church, South in 1901, making
that denomination the first to or
ganize a regular teacher training
department. He was elected Sunday
school editor in 1896, which post he
held until his elevation to the epis
copacy in 1906. He was president
of the Sunday school board from 1906
until the time of his death. Bishop
Atkins was the first bishop of the
denomination in charge of Methodist
work in Europe, opening work in
Belgium, Poland and Czecho, Slov
Bishop Atkins had his permanent
home at Waynesville, and later at
Lake Junaluska, where his widow
It is expected that many people
from near by points will come to
Lake Junaluska to attend the un
DOOR FOB EST
Iike .linuuimka, A 1 1 . '. (Special.)
ine Uut-eloor rorest flayers, coin-
posed of students of Miss Mary
Evans Saunders of Jac kson, T enn.,
head of the Junaluska School of Pub
lic Speaking and Dramatic Alt, and
I occupying a similar chair at Union
university. jacK.son, 1 e:i .., gave meir
first out-door pert ormsv a
in the presentation of JtW Bkiehi''d
Herald of Spring," a bird iJasVue of
For the performance a nuuial oul-
door ampitheater, kmwn as forest
cove was used, and proved an admira
ble setting with the inciete floor
about the spring for i stage, ;hc
spring, flowing through and back
ground of forest trees, tra";nj vines,
lhododendron ai.d mounlii'ii flowers,
with the gradual slope of the hills
1 mo' idi'ig for seating th-- nu Jient ''
"Spring," Miss Dorothy uati!obaunv
The out-door deparfneit of Miss
S.Minclers' school is
Players" have dramatized a luinl cr "Now when I was ynin," and r.at
of forest legends in addition 10 the urally Tenelope is sh.icked at every-
bird masque given yeste'cl.iv, anothc 1
favorite being an Iii!: folk lore,
called the "Wishing Snrinj;." The
topography of Lake Ju-Juska is pn
ticularly adapted to this 1 i n ? of woik.
CAMPERS AT THE LAKE.
Several members of the Epwortb
League went down to the Lake to
day where they will spend the next
ten days in camp during the Epworth
The camp this year will be under
the chaperonage of Miss Nannette
Jones and Miss Bess Boyd.
Those in the party arc: Misses
Nannette Jones, Bess Boyd, Ruth
Wyche, Harriett Boyd, Mary String
field, Edith Mangum, Tibbie Hardin,
Tom Stringfieid, (Villi ini n. Hugh
Sloan, Jr., Francis Massie and Kelly)
"J v -i U ? ? 'Jtmh
Auspices of The
"A LITTLE BIT OK BROADWAY."
"A Little Bit of Broadway" will be
be presented at high school audito
rium Friday night, Auguc iMst. ,
Waynesville amusenij.il lovers i.nd
summer visitors who onjoy beautiful,
high class entei'tainni":;!:; will receive
with much interest and omhus:asin the
announcement that "A Little Bit of
Broadway," the brilliant, .spectacular
and clever and amusing iv.nsical com
edy, which has scored su-'h tremen
dous successes in Ashevi"o last sjin
irei and in many Florida resorts, will
be presented here on Friday night,
August 21st, with a splendid cast ef
one hundred participant!, including
'h" finest local talent .md many tal
ented visitors in Wa.. .1 'sville and
"'lie:- losorts. This pi 1 , i; icing
..(onsored- by the Woman's, flhd.flfu
i.. under the persona! el'rev'ion of"
Misses Burkbinier, who nc-J i.n rit in
duct ion here, for everyoi. 1 ! ini'moei s
the beautiful play presfnti d l y them
last summer, "Diana of ilie Follies,"
which was pronounced by all who saw
it as the finest local talent pre duc
tion ever given here. " l.iillc Hi:
of Broadway" is their most l ..il!nn!
entortainnrcnt. Northern tourists who
saw its presentation last winU t in
Florida declared it to lie as ji'md unci
even better than many professional
plays, and such was the v relic' in
Asheville where large cnucis wit
nessed the two perforniai-,ee- there.
Waynesville is indeed fortunate tJ be
able to to have Misses Mti'khimer
present this play here, and offer such
a splendid attraction for the enter-
; tainment of its visitors
... ,. nit , p,mn,iwn u
0c up-to-the-minute musical com
edy, with all the essentials necessa
ry for the success of a play of thi
character. It is in two acts, the lirst.
being laid in a New York cabercl
where life, laughter and rcve'iy bold
sway. As the curtain ihm on 'he
opening scene the audi'M?? will be
hold a scene of dazzling o"iuly, dainty
little girls in fluffy ballets, ciu:inrf
atop tables, graceful I'ollv Dancers
swaying in perfect ryt'in to U10 tune
ful melodies sung hy tho Cabaret
Guest, while coquettish Oalnivt Girls
flirt in and out anion; the tables. The
second act, which is 1 brilliant mas
querade hall, will rival the beauty of
the first, with its tpo.'tr cutar cos
tumes of every color Mid dodgii. The
plot is intensely in:eret'iii nnd
amusing, dealing in a r.i-vry fashion
with the escapades of Archibald
Brown, gay old widower f"oin the
sunny south, who tiUc, his beauti
ful daughter Betsy and two girl
frjt,mSi t jccw York to see the 'sights
of Broadway, and fir-. -vim v ofTeri
manv dazzling sight for its visitors.
.'J 1 with ajThe party is chai -.vinod by prim
The ::Out door j Penlope Smythe, whoi-c maxim is
thi'ig she sees. Miss Dorothy Thom
as, one of Wnynes illc' clcvcv"-.t
ounir actresses, will lie .on a-. Pene
lope, anil her handling of til" will
hi- a feature of tin p"ionnance.
Aiis;- Braxton riirk,
erite, will appear 1
1 he charming young
ant no better selection
ll ro ,vn
ve l t n
I .n-ii- e,
oil' 1 h;
made. Miss Mildred '
IWisr. Jane Love Mitel,
r.s Betsy's girl friends.
D.-rry Gordon, New Y
vh spends his t'.r.
thf Cabaret gi'Is, 1
an i money 'ii
1 by . Imv i- I'e
meets Betsy, will be playeel 'iy Mr.
Joe Quisenberry, a clever, local 'net or.
The part of Archibald Brown will be
played by Wm. . Band, Editor of the
Carolina Mountaineer. Although Mr.
Band has had much cxpeiiencj in
dramatics, this will be his '11 sr. np-
Ipearance before a W-ynes lie a.-udi-
Ience. jhck vivrum u a.hihii, r in.,
who was another star in "Piann of
T I. eO 1 J . e ip Tl
F""- Manager of the Cabaret Mr,
Woodson Purcell of St. Petersburg and
Waynesville will play the part of
Aside from a telightful plot, "A
Little Bit of Broadway' is'filled Nikh
tuneful melodies, beautiful dances of
every variety, including ballot, toe,
eccentrique, interpretive and the latest
musical comedy steps. The choruses
are most attractive, and will be filled
with Waynesville's prettiest girls,
some of the choruses beitig the Heart
Bandits, Midnight Chorix, Broadway
Revue, introducing thj latest shows
on Broadway, the Caba.vt Girls. FI
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