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Volume XXXVII. Number 31
WAYNESVILLE, HAYWOOD COUNY, NORTH CAROLINA THURSDAY, AUGUST 20, 1925
$2.00 Year in Advance, $2.50 if not so Paid
A Littre Bit of Broad
way Friday Night
To Be a Rare and Delightful Treat
A Beautiful and Clever Produc
tion Offered the People of
Ball at Gordon Hotel
to Follow Pro
The presentation here of "A Little
liir of Broadway" Friday night at the
High School Auditorium will give the
residents and visitors of Waynesville
the opportur.it y cf witnessing one of
the most beautiful, high class and
clever entertainment over offered the
public. This play is the outstanding
dramatic, musica' and s'ial evont of
the season, as ;he best talent that
could be foi'nd and the n ost popular
young people and bjautifnl girls are
appearing in the play. ler since
the first announ? i.iert that this pop
ular play was to le presented in
VYa nosvillc interest has been growing
o.i'-'y, and ;i lart crowd is expected
' attend. The vnun Kewcft wish to
j.nnounee that !hh l;nc vi'l operated
stinting from thi Gordon Hotel be
tween tiic hours of 'T:tri Mild P. -'O,
nuking stops at Alexanders Drug
S'cre atid the Hotel Waynesville for
Hie accommodation of those attend
i :.; the' play. r(1h? play -vill start
promptly at 8:3 and from tne first
r;se of the curtail, it will project wilh
snap and pep of a real Broad
way show, givini' the audience "a
glimpse of littl o'.d Xew York with
its dances, cost'jrcv and choruses,"
said the Jacksonville, Florida paper
alter the presentation . tho'e last
"A Yittld Bit of rirondwuy" con
tains so many d "ntf 1 and -le'-el
features that there isn't space to re
late all. Among the outstanding fea
tures of course is the dancing, both
the chorus and the solo. The music
lovers are going to, be given the op
portunity of hearing Miss Barbara
Staten of New York and Wilmington
in several vocal selections. Miss
Staten, who is a guest at the Gordon
Hotel, has kindly consented to sing
in "A Little Bit of Broadway." She
has a lyric soprano voice of beautiful
quality, and has studied.
To produce a successful and clever
musical comedy the first step is to
select the prettiest and most graceful
girls for the choruses, and' tbis is
just what the promoters of "A Little
Bit of Broadway" have done. The
work of the choruses will be the most
attractive feature of the show, the
girls have been trained to kick grace
fully, point their toes and dance in
perfect rythum, which is not often
tt,o ..hup in an amateur production.
The latest song hits will be heard, and
put over in great style by the large
cast TheTe will be dances of every
variety and type from the most ar
tistic to the jazziest jazz, danced by
l At,op nrtists. The costumes seen
will rival those seen in real Broadway
shows. In all the play is far too good
to miss, and everyone should avail
themselves of the opportunity of
seeing this clever and popular play.
Reserved seats are on sale at Alex
ander's Drug Store, prices 75 cents
and $1.00. General admission will
be sold at the door, adults BO cents
and children 25 cents.
Charleston News and Courier; "A
Little Bit of Broadway' presented by
Misses Burhimer, was a great suc
cess in every way. The show is rich
in fun. catchy tuneful music, graceful
dancing, elaborate costumes, and U
well worth going to see. The large
audience evinced its approval in no
uncertain terms, much rapturous ap
plause being accorded the performers
n.Vin norformed as though they were
professionals doing an every day job."
Augusta, Gea. Herald: "There never
has been given in Augusta in the past
several generations a more beautiful
amateur entertainment than 'A Little
Bit of Broadway' which was present
ed last evening at the Imperial The
atre. The dancing and music through
out was beautiful and the costumes
and stage settings worthy of any,'
professional show. The entire produc
tion reflected great credit on the
Misses Burkhimer, who wrote and
produced it. The Misses Burkhimer i
have established a reputation which
will rebound to their credit, and their
every future presentation here will
always be to capacity houses.'
Wilmington, N. C. Star: "Superb,
manificent, -professional, not amateur!
(Continued on back page.) j
The Flower Show : j
Held Under the Auspices of the Com
munity Club Attended by Large
An occasion which has been antic
pated with the keenest interest in
Waynesville and Haywood county was
the annual flower show held on Fri
day afternoon under the auspices of
of the Garden Department of the
Community Club. Through the cour
tesy and generosity of the members
of Grace church this show was held
in the Parish House which, by vir
tue of its location in a beaut ful
grove of stateW everf'-(-en3 jnd lux
urious shrubs, d:Tois an ideal setting
for displaying nat'i'V i gorget.nsness
as embodied in the tl w:ms grown in
, , .
In view of the Ion- dro-.ght there
were some misgi'ri-." as t O e pos
sible number mil nullify f ill" on-!
tries, but fro'n the huiireds of ar
tistically arranged vases of flowers
representing eirao"(iiiary speci-
mens of over fifty varieties one vould
never have gues.u-l that the eason
had not been i perfect on" for prow-!
ing. In fact, ther? was a laig" in
crease in the m"!i'v'.' of omiies as
compared to ih-.it of last year and
there were twenty-sit larcjo exhibi
tions of heautiud colections. This
fact va gieat cncitri'.itenient for
those in charg1 i's was such a
splendid demonstration of vt'-actical
evidence of th-? increasing irterest in
the attention being given to the grow
ing of better plants and thereby the
raising of the standard of this annual
event and the creiiing of mere beau
Music was furnished throughout
the afternoon by the Hotel Gordon
orchestra. The hundreds of guests
who inspected the displays were gra
ciously received by the following:
Miss Caroline Altstaetter, chairman
of the Garden Department, and her
committeS composed of Mrs. Robert
Coin, Mrs. Floyd Ribpetoe and Miss
Sara Thomas, Mrs. R.ifui Siler, pres
ident of the Community Club, Mrs.
J. H. Way, Sr. and Mm. Charles E.
Quinlan. Delicious pni.ch was served
by the Misses Sara Thomas and Alice
Quinlan. The judges for the occa
sion were Mrs. T. O Alii'' n of the
A ': .r Flower Shop, Asheville. Mrs.
C. R. Thomas and Mr. Clydn Ray, Jr.
Outstanding exhibits were made by
the following: Dahlias by Mr. J. B.
Ivey of .Tunalus'.;a: "W. T. Shelton, and
the Unagusta Manufacturing Compa
ny of Hazelwood; the collection of
forty-four varieties of different flow
er; by Mrs. R. L. Withers; the won
derful display of Mrs. R. Q- McCraek
tn; the gorgeoii3 arrangement of
tlirty-seven varieties by Mrs. Htrry
Hall; the mammoth Zinnias by Mrs.
W. C. Garrison and Miss Eevelyn
Lee; the collection of ten shades of
superb Nasturtiums by Floyd Rip
nitoe, Jr.; magnificent pond li'lies by
Willard Francis, Jr. and a wonderful
exhibit of our native wild flowers by
Mrs. Edmands. No praise is too
great for Miss Altstaetter and her
splenid committee who worked so
untiringly to make the occasion such
a notable success.
The winers of the prizes offered
were as follows:
$10.00--Largest collection of differ
ent varieties of flowers.
First prize Mrs. E. L. Withers.
$5.00 Largest collectior of differ
ent varieties of Dahlias, Second prize
Henry Tuttle, (W. T. Shelton.)
$10.00 Largest collection of differ
ent varieties of Dah':.n, J. B. Ivey.
$5.00 Finest single Dahlia, J H.
S2.50 The most artistic display
of Dahlias, J J. Ivey.
$2.50 Vase of finest DavMi, J B.
$2.50 Finest old fashioned boquet
Miss Ann Hobson. I
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two different varieties, Mn. Harry
J2.00 Best display of Asters, John
$.0- Ctst display of SnaKi ae
ons, Henry Tuttle. f j
$2.00 Best display of Zinnias,
Mrs. W. C. Garrison.
$2.00 Vase of largest Zinnias,
Miss Evelyn Lee.
$2.00 Best display of marigolds, Mrs.
$2.00 Best display of foxgloves,
Mrs. Harry Hall.
$2.00 Best display of Calendulas.
Mr. Rirhia Rtlor
$2.00 Beat display of Nasturtiums,'
Floyd Rlppetoe, Jr.
Large Real Estate:
Outstanding Real Estate Transactions
In Waynesville Amounting to
Flnridians Investing Heavily in Way
nesville Hundreds of Thousands
of Outside Capital Brough
The past week has been the rnoUt
active in real estate ever known here.
The Schulhofer business block and
vacant lot joining waB sold to Messrs.
Black and Braddock of Florida. Sale
made through Bass & Withers. Thele
Florida capitalists have invested heav
ily in Waynesville, having purchased
in addition to the Schulhofer prop-
Icrty which brought approximately
.,, . ,t ,ta
few lots of Pisgah Park around $2,50l)j
also the Ward property with consid-
erable acreage located near the forks
I of the two concrete roads above Lake
Junaluska dam; approximately $15,000
investment. These two Floridians
i have hinted that a large new million
! dollar hotel may be in store for Way
nesville in the nenr future.
Mr. II. G. Stone, the live wire real
state agent, who was one of the first
to see the possibilities of real estate
(investments in Waynesville, and
' made the first several large sales earl
ir. the spring, has again sold the Mc
Powell property on Main street. This
makes the third sale within a few
months. To show the intense interest
in real estate that has taken hold of
the investors here; at this sale there
were three different parties trying to
buy. It sold for about $32,750. Also
Mr. Stone sold his home on Eagles
Nest road to Mr. E. G. Steward erf
Tampa, Florida, for about $20,000.
Mr. C. F. Kirkpatrick purchased the
Haynes property on Hazel street for
Several lots on the Thomas' ,Trffll
were sold this week to Mrs. Spilman
of Cocoa, Florida, for around ?l,200.
The Badgett place opposite the Gor
don Hotel and next to the Presbyterian
church was sold to .Mr. C. G. Stubbs
of Fort Myors, Fla., for about $20,000.
There has been several large sales
fn connection with Knincs property
that have not been included at this
time; but it is bcrng hinted that the
new hbtel proposition which lias so
long been talked of may become a
possibility at a very early date as it
is understood that a crojp of finan
ciers of Spartanbjrg, S. C, are g'titt
ly interested in tha marvelous f-cenic
grandeur and wonderful possihities of
TO IMPROVE PROPERTY.
Mr. and Mrs. E. Stewart, who have
been making Waynesville their sum
mer home for some time; intend t
spend about $50,000 in improving
their property near Eagles Nest. A
new lake and other development is
contemplated. Mr. Stewart is con
nected with a large marble and tire
works and h-'s all of Florida as his
territory. Me expects to interest
many, peopl" about this section anfl
no doubt " ill give Waynesville con
siderable publicity and will probably
bring many others here.
Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Cooley with
theor children, Edith and David of
Miami, are here for an extended
visit with Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Boone.
Mrs. Cooley is Mr. Boone's sister.
Miss Margaret Blackwell, who re
cently went to visit her sister, Mrs.
Harry Frehn in Kansas City, is en
joying a wonderful tour through
Yellowstone Park in company with
the Frehns. She expects to return
home about the first of September.
John, Thomas and Fred Lykes came
t. s ii : u w
mat ween irom tuvir iiumc 111 imiiijo
for a 8h0rt stay here.
$2.00 Best display of roses, Mrs.
R. Q. McCracken.
$2.00 Best display of swcelpeas,
Mrs. Rufus Siler.
$2.00 Best display of gladioli, Mrs.
$2.00 Vase of largest gladioli,
$2.00 Best display of larkspur,
Hotter Ann Withers.
$2.00 Best display of Delphiniums,
Mrs. Harry Hal).
12.00 Bes. display of house plant
rin. R D. MeCracken.
$2.00- Best ditptey of Ph:-.r, Henry
The outstanding social event of the
summer season was the marriage of
Miss Isabella Wadley McDowell to
Mr. Kelley Lee Elmore of Lowell,
hich was solemnized at the Metho
dist church at eight o'clock last even
ing, Rev. J. T. Man,gum, pastor of
the church, officiated using the im
pressive ring ceremony.
The wedding vows were spoken be
fore an improvised altar of evergreens
and clematis. The chancel and choir
loft were decorated with baskets of
gladioli and hydrangeas and lighted
by candelabra placed on white pedes
tals. Prior to the ceremony Mrs. W.
Lee Matney played Schubert's Sere-
md, and Because from Jacselyn.
Mrs. James W.Reed sang' "All for
You" by D'Hardelot and Mrs. A. B.
Hartsfield of West Palm Beach, "My
World" by Geehl. At the first strains
of the Bridal Chorus from Lohengrin.
the ushers, Mr. Ernest Withers and
Mr. Roy Francis, entered and took
their places in the chancel.
Then came the brides maids. Miss
F.dnn Elmore, sister of the groom,
and Miss Vera Ward. They wore
charming dresses of delicate pink
Flench georgette with silver acces
sories and carried arm bouquets of
gladioli and asters tied with green
The groomsmen, Mr. Charles Bundy.l
of Monroe and Mr. Robert Jones of
Wilmington, entered and were fol
lowed by Miss Anna Gordon Mc
Dowell, sister of the bride, and Mrs.
Gordon Starkley of Canton, who Wore
georgette in deeper shade of pink.
They also carried bouquets of gladioli.
Mr. Hugh Ryan of Dallas and Mr.
Elbert Ivey of Hickory, groomsmen,
were followed by the dame of honor,
Mrs. Arthur Mackie of Jersey City.
She wore her wedding gown of
ivory crepe black satin with trimmings
of CAantjTly latia nd jMwd pnMlfc,Jfrc
bouquet was of deep carol gladioli tied
with silver ribbon.
Miss Joscelyn McDowell, as her
sister's maid of honor, wore a hand
some imported French "Mirror"
dress of delicate carol crepe Romaine
beaded in crystal and trimmed with
tiny mirrors. She carried a sheaf of
Little Miss Louise Gordon Duff of
Beaumont, Texas, wearing a dainty
frock of dawn pink accordion plaited
crepe de chine, carried the ring in
the heart of a rose. ,
The groom with his best man, Mr.
Cecil Cornwall, of Gastonia, entered
the vestry immediately preceding the
bride were two lovely little flowers
girls who scattered rose petals from
graceful baskets. They made a pretty
picture in their crepe de chine dresses
of roseate hue.
The bride approached the altar on
the arm of her father, Dr. Charles
H. McDowell, by whom she was given
in marriage. She was lowly in her
bridal gown, an imported French
model of white chiffon, georgette with
exquisitely wrought design of frosted
crystal beads. Her veil was of
snowyy chiffon banded in real laoe
and arranged from a bandeau of
of orange blossoms. Her ornament
was a platinum and diamond bar pin.
The bridal gift of the groom was a
pltinum watch. During the ceremony
"To a Wild Rose" was softly played
and following the prayer "O Perfect
Love" was sung by Mrs. Reed and
Immediately after the ceremony a
reception was held at the home of
Dr. and Mrs. McDowell in East Way
nesville. Receiving on the porch were Mr.
and Mrs. Ernest Withers, Mr. and
Mrs. Roy Francis, in the hall, Mr. and
Mrs. Charles Qunilan, Mr. and Mrs.
J. W. Reed. Dr. and Mrs. McDowell,
Mr. and Mrs. Elmore and the bridal
1 Parly received
the guests in the
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i living room. In the library where
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the gifts were displayed, Mrs. Clinton
Terrv Doff. Mr- and Mrs- Huhert G
Stone, Mrs. Rufus L. Allen, Mr. and
Mrs. W. C. Garrison and Mr. and
Mrs. J. F. Gavett formed a second
receiving line. Mrs. Harry Rotha and
Mrs. Lowry Hardin presided in the
dining room and were assited by
Misses Isabel Ferguson, Elizabeth
Quinlan, Alice Harrold and Mary
The bride's table was very attrac
tive with Its decoration of clematis
and lighted candles.
The center of attraction was the
three-tiered wedding cake with a
Continued on page eight
Organization of Haywood County
branch of the Farmers' Federation,
Inc., of Asheville, is well under wav,
following meetings here earlier in the
week of 25 leading business men and
farmers of this county.
At the meeting here last Monday,
decision to organize the federation,
launched a membership and subscrip
tion drive, and establish warehouses,
was reached. The sum $8,000 wa3
pledged toward the goal of from
$25,000 to $50,000, needed to finance
The working principles of the
Farmers' Federatioon, its tremendous
success in Buncombe and Henderson'
counties, and what it may accom
plish for the farmers of Haywood
county, were outlined by James G.
K. McClure, Jr., president of the
Dr. Thomas Stringfiold presided
over the meeting Monday. Those
present unanimously endorsed the
federation movement. Appointment
was made of an executive committee
consisting of II. A. Osborne, Canton;
C. F. Rhinehart, Canton; R. Z. Boyd,
Jonathan's Creek; Dr. Thomas String
field, Waynesville, and J. R. Boyd,
This group in session Tuesday
named the following township com-
ittees to conduct the campaign in
Waynesvillo Township Thomas
Stringfield, J. R. Boyd.
Clyde Township G. M. Fish, Tom
H. Rogers, Albert McCracken. jQut
Beaverdam Township-H Arthur, m;
Osborne, J. B Mann Jr. Harley Reno. of his valuab)e efflcen ,y
uienn raimer, A. v,. ..mc. ,
.r-l n 1 A " lir-11. Pint
Iron Duff Township Z,
Thos. Davis, Glenn ite. greater , part o three yean and a
Fines treeVowmhTp V. A. N6- nVer 0?cplrTment'aT phtns of unf-
land, Chas. McCracken, Feridy Green. form character are attributle to hi3
White Oak Townshij) Dee Clark, experience and ability.
Grover Clark. rather breezy discussion here was
Jonathan's Creek Township Robt.' provo)((lf) by the ruijn(r Gf Attorney
Boyd, Chas. Moody, Robt. Howell. (;eneral Brummitt that Evangelist M.
Ivy Hill Township John Campbell, p Ham an( his on()ir iea(jeri w. A.
Murray Ferguson, Marvin Allison. Ramsey, are subject to the State in
East Fork Township T. L. Gwyn. oomc tax. The attempt to exact this
Pigeon Township E. D. Wells, . tax meets with scant approval, th
A. Moore. prevailing opinion indicating a rather
Cataioochee Township Jarvis Pal- strong sentiment against penalizing
mer, Cataioochee, R. E. Caldwell, religion. The point friends of the
Nellie. I evangelist are advancing is that tho
G. M. Fish, of Clyde, has been State must be in an embarrassing
selected to manage the Haywood situation financially when it feels the
county branch of the Farmers' Fed- ''''l ' exacting a tax on free-will
. . ... , , , (tfToi-inir li, (iti7.im if ttinr fntiQ
eration. Mr. risn nas oeen success -
ful in the produce business for the This view of the matter is not con
past H0 years. He is a member of """"' t(l partisans of the Ham-Ramsey
the firm of Fish and Rhinehart, which l""t.v. It is not believed the slate
will become the nucleus of the new
.f-iiwrnt iv mnrketiny association,
The Farmers' Federation endeavors t,rs an K"SP('' singers.. The sug
ir. h..v it members farm sunnlies at Kestion is considered not only unfor-
lower figures than could be uone nyi
individaul effort, and markets his
produce to advantage.
It encourages cash crops on the
farm entensive cultivation, and car
lot shipments to most favorable'1""1 association ot oun'v ( ommis
markets, declared Mr. McClure. j sinners meeting at Blowing Rock dur
In discussing the success of the
federation in Buncombe and Mender
son counties, Mr. McClure pointed out1
that it had never failed to pay div-
idends of fi annually.
me iranuuuii ....v.
for the farmers, Mr. McClure stated, orKani3,c(1 unitv umIor (lefinjte am,
showing now Buncombe and Hender- rfsponsjbu executive leadership
son county members of the federa-j Duplication of effort, overlapping
tion had profited by car lot shipments duties and kindre(i evils jnnict thp
to Florida and other markets. present svstem which shouM bc re.
The decision of Haywood county formed. A commission to atudv ur.
farmers and bua-m.-u men to enter t eeds and Tecommend hpalthv
the federation is another progres- roforms is RUKgeste(i in the Govern
sive step for this county declared org Ietter prepared for prcscntation
Chas. G. Tennent, of Asheville, editor to the Commissioners' Association
of the Farmers' Federation News. bpfore takjng hig dcparture for ..tho
Mr. Tennent was a visitor here yes-, sti(.ks on a brief ..eave of absence."
terday. state and Federal crop estimators
It means that the Haywood county place the cotton yield for North Car
farmer will grow cash crops which olina this year, at 1,114,335 bales, an
may be shipped out in car lots. It increase of 256,318 over last year,
means that intensive cultivation and The national crop is said to be 13,556,
more scientific farming will result in 000 slightly smaller than the 1924
Haywood county is second to none
in the mountain area for its ability
to develop its agricultural interests,
he declared, adding that the county is: machines were stolen and seventy
already adapted to trucking, grazing, five recovered. The department
dairying, poultry and apples. stresses the importance of reporting
Already Haywood county apples all cars stolen immediately in order
are widely known for their flavor and to facilitate the work of recovery,
color. In order to compete with The "pilferers" show a preference
western apples, the fruit grower here for Ford cars, f orty-nine of these
must get organized. ' (Continued on back page.)
Our Raleigh Letter
(By M. L. Shipman.)
Raleigh, August 17. With no "let
up" in the price of ice and no imme
diate prospect of a- reduction, the
capital city sweltered under the most
excessive heat of the season, while
directors of the "cooling process"
went "scott free" of the charges of
operating in restraint of trade, pre
ferred against them by a Wake coun
ty grand pury. The case against the
ice manufacturers was hastened to a
conclusion when the defendants de
cided to offer no evidence after Judge
Dunn had ruled that only issues in
volved in the present case could be
presented. The jury found no "crim
inal intent" and the defendants were
released, with the prospect of a civil
action to be brought by the city act
ing with the Attorney General who
intimated such a course in his speech
to the jury. The defence contended
that no evidence hud been adduced
which tended to show the organization
of a combination in restraint of trade,
such as the Capital Ice Company was
shown to be although the prosecution
had apparently established the claim
that the price of ice had recently
reached ' new high levels." So it goes
while "Jones pays the freight."
The "statue quo" is maintained in
State administration circles, 'io mean
ing at all that "when the cat is away
the mice will play." Secretary Eng
land, Pardon Commissioner .Sink, and
other attaches of the Executive Office
are keeping the machinery m oper
ation and when His Excellency le
turns from a well deserved vacation
he is likely to find no snaps in of-
i fiinllniiri thnt fnnnnt Ka Anilv 'trfnoti
by the resignation of Carl K. Hill
who leaves the department t;, go into
private business September 1. Mr.
Hi1 hag been the department the
would he gainer in the long run by
necial taxes from minis-
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! Governor McLean placed himself on
I record squarely against the present
' ""liquated system of county rjovern-
ment in a letter to the Nortli C.uo-
ing the week. The Governor doclari 1
that his administration is earnestly
trying to place the State government
on a sound business basis and urged
reformation in count? governments as
j vveel. The system of county gov-
prnmpnt. th nks the ttnvornnr lo,.l
crop of 13,627 bales.
The theft bureau of the Automobile
Department kept ahead of the game
last month during which fifty-six