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Volume XXXVII. Number 34
Governor of Florida and Associates Invests
Raccoon Park Land, Including 1000
Acres, Fine Mountain Scenery
The announcement that th Govern
or of Florida has become financially
interested in Waynesville property
and the tremendous amount of real
estate investments made this season
I V many other Floridians has caused
considerable jubilation in Waynesvillo
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, ... " 7 ::-Zhome with their daughter, Mrs. J. E.
these snlenmd investments, announce-1 . . ..... .
ment was made this week, to a rep-.
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Florida, that he is contemplating one
of the most gigantic developments
ever contemplated in Waynesville. ,
The whole of the Raccoon valley
and mountain lands comprising one
thousand acres have been contracted
for with the view of making a large
re s triced residential sub-division.
Plans are to develop a big artificial
lake, polo grounds, an 18-hole golf
course, beautiful boulevards with
paved streets, water works, sewer,
electric light, white way system and
all the modern improvements known
to architectural and engineering ex
perts. This large tract of land lies with
in three blocks of the Waynesville;
Government post office and is per
haps the most desirable located of
all available property in this sec
tion. It runs to the Ratcliff moun
tain. There are several different
road ways through and to the prop
erty and it. is said that when the prc-
ject is developed there will be about
a ten mile circle drive from the east
end of Waynesville to the street
running to the post office. J
This development is one
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The cost of the land will run into(
five or six hundred thousand dollars
and the development close into a mil-'
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LeRoy Sargeant is a well .
known real estate deve oper who )induiltrie8. He later went into the
generally doe. things on a Urge wale. ( of e8tanrillWTlg ,pple
He was the orurmator of the stu- ,,, .
pendou. development of Laurel Park pjoneer ln that sectiol an im
Estates at Hendersonville and it is i i .
said that the present cotnemplated new .
hotel of that city is the culmination
of plans specified by him when he
.W"H P 1 ' owner oi
"Beaumont," a beautiful mansion at
Flat Rock, N. C. He is also an ex
tensive land owner of Florida.
In connection with this contem
nis -u BlpeuB ,
rts magnitude, the business and pro-J
icooiundi uutciiB ui w ayiii;aviii9 nave
laid plans for a $50,000 endowed i
Chamber of Commerce for Waynes-
ville. Plans are now on foot to make!
a drive in order to advertise Way-I
nesville as it has never been done:
Mr. H. G. Stone was connected with
this vast project. I
Mr. LeRoy Sargeant says: "Why.chial pneumonia.
call it a summer resort, I consiider
it an all the year around resort."
On Thursday evening the Semmes
home which in famous for its hos
pitality, was the scene of a lovely
buffet supper, honoring the Semmes
family who are having a reunion at
Chestnut Park Lodge. The dining
table from which the supper was
served was most attractive with its
covers of beautiful old Spanish lace
and lights from many candles in
nlver holders. I
Besides the twenty-four members!
ot the Semmes family those invited,
were Mr. and Mrs.. Hugh AbeL Mr.
and Mrs. Floyd Rippetoe, Dr. and Mrs.
Shell, Miss Anna Ray, Dr. Rufus
McCracken, Mr. WillUm Coble. Mr.
Ben ' West, Dr. " and Mrs. Arthur of
Miami, Mrs. Mary Somenlg of New
York, Mrs. Walter Coble of Klssim-
mee, Florida, Mr. Hugh Sloan, - Mr.
The Young People's Missionary So-
dety of the Methodist church met,
Saturday afternoon at the home ef .
Miss Mary Stringfield with - Miss ,
Harriett Boyd as leader. An inter-
esting pregxra wM gtirea. sm
Generous Building Program
htJi tiu wy nnr s Vnrula w inn
Wt JLLiiAin O. KiKJLtl . viua v in-
William Henry Cole, 73, for many
years a prominent lumber magnate
and business man of "Western North
at Elizabeth Buxton hospital after an
illness of about five weeks duration.
For the past seven years Mr. and;
Mrs. Coles have been making their
. Villo-a f - rlo
, - .
Wiun cumuiy utrrv.
In addition to his widow, deceased
is survived by one son, deorge d,
Cole, of this city, foreman of the
sheet metal department of the New
port News Shipbuilding and Dry
Dock company, and by his daughter,
Mrs. Thatcher. During the time he
lived here Mr. Cole continued as ac
tively as his feeble health would per
mit, his church work, having been a
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from part of the order, and organza-
i . m it. 3i i. r i l :
tions with which he had been identi-'
Born in Pennsylvania, Mr. Cole re
moved during his early, manhood to
Arkansas, where he was a trading
post factor along the Mississippi riv
er for some time before engaging in
the lumber business in that state.
About 35 years ago he came to West
ern North Carolina, continuing in the
business with which he was most fa
miliar and which he had met with
considerable success, and It' was not
long until he had established associ
ations which brought him wealth and
Homer L. and W jTVbw M durin Week P01"'
- !kH 'tlon of the crop had not been offered
n,of this city, mesUWishingthe.. . , . 4 t. ,
influence. He was identified with the 4
lumber and furnitm making town of"' T "' " , 1Brmer"
.y, N. c.f he made w,
n there the first sue
fnraitTO. Mn , vwi.
Carolina, and laying the foundations
, fk. i.kt
PniMni ., inin4mntj v.
iwimuiii iiiuiivwiiif wiibtrr.
completed Dut i( nnottnced
the ntieTKft rf Mrg. Th,, , Hi.
ton tomorrow afternoon at 5 o'clock,
to be performed by the Rev. W. W.
Powell, pastor of the Hilton Presby
terian dmrrli- Manful hv thm Pov T
r Llewellyn, pagto, cf the Hilton
Methodist chutclu-Newport New.
DEATH OF YOUNG CHILD,
Little Richard Brjnnir Atkins, the
two year old son of Mr. and Mrs.
James Atkins, Jr. died Tuesday
morning shortly fti- six o'clock fol
lowing a two weeks' illness of bron-
Though he was very young, hit
sunny, winsome disposition endeared
him to the hearts of all who knew
The funeral service were held at
four o'clock yesterday afternoon from
hie home, Rev. J. T. Mangum, pas
tor of the Methodist church, offciat
The pallbearers were four young
cousins, "Thomas Stringneld, Atkirs
Shackford, William Sloan and Mar
shall MitchelL Interment was made
at Greeta HOi cemetery.
DINNER PARTY AT GREEN TREE
Last' Friday vening "elasi . ef
the high- school had a reunion to
the nature of a dinner at the Green
I'ree Tea Room. '
Edwin Howell, the president, was
"'ter 'eJ eensnioidejs.. S.
" The tabtee wereTaWraUd in the
class colors, blue and 'whiter effsci
ively carried, out la traUtn clematis
and bme, candles in yetal holder.
A fern exmrse dinner iyae. aerved. ;
TlM-a HTslalsll-t AR till WM
MiMe UMttM Ray. Louise Rotha.
Netalie Atkinson; Basel Ferguson.
Eleanor Bunnell, Frances Denton and,
Wilda Crawford, Mint- Reed, Ralph '
tvi, mww nuwvu, uwown noanrv .niserB ox. xnst 'Htata uaMW uw WM iiijtBe-etate Jie mssa - wewcv- ira r - ah "WMiii-ir -it r.--.
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WAYNESVILLE, HAYWOOD COUNY. NORfH CAJtOLTNA "THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 1925.
Shipman's Digest of State News
(By M. L. Shipman.)
Raleigh, Sept. 7. A quiet
pBgBej jn Raleigh last week, the
,ntereat C,pitel City C,nU
it , .
ln " 0P",n on
he tobacco markets of Eastern, flir-
olln. "as meaning much to tne onn-
ness or tms section, ine uoverner
and trustees went into conditions! (it
Caswell Training School before
McLean departed for New YorklfeO
I i -r-w l e-
"j TOta Dna- UJ mf
sioner Frank Page left for Buerfos
Alien w dlisiiu a i aunnici.u iwu
meeting, the capital speculated over , made at a later meeting after a com
who would be appointed as judge at parison of the bids have been made,
the -special term of court for the trial It "turns out" that Exangelist M.
of W. B. Cole of Rockingham, killec, of F. Ham paays an income tax in his
XIT xtr T.AHka n9kIjaJ. ' ItnmA stntfk nf If fntiirlrv Thta amminf
Uhairman, went ahead with planar
Tl . TT V1UIU41U. UvDCUIIUO WT"
a Bryan memorial at Washington, tX.
C, the special committee investigate
lin? Commissioner of Labor and
"!" -,,u P""""K
were opened for the public business
The Capital also looked forward with
interest to the Supreme-Court of this
week when the appeal of Henry Dei -
njs Griffin of Williainstori, sentenced
to 80 years for mutilating Joseph
Needlman will be heard. I reaching effect upon the cattle indus-
The opening of the Tobacco mark,try and various branches of agricul
ets was distinctly disappointing. An ture. Pasture lands, he says, have
average price of 14 cents, which was tn burned to a, crisp by the ex
four to five cents below last yearrwa'CMlv heat; prevalent during the
realise -penmg tales with ahbngftyfirtod rtit&t "for stock
9,000,000 pounds offered for sale. The aVing the approaching winter is a
qualit of the early tobacco -was said
to be poor. The opinion was express-
drugged the market with too much
cheap tobacco, thus lowering the price,
Hope is held Out the later season
quality will raise the" price.
Governor McLean and the board
of Caswell Training School decided at
a meeting to formulate a definite nol-
icy in dealing with the feeble-iminded
children of the institution. This pol-
icy in its various nbuuw will h sorb.
ed out by the various members of the
board and presented in full at a later
Commissioner Frank Page left for
South America to attend a road lne la UI lmB monln wn,cn ne
congress at Buenos Aires. After the 8ure8 wl" MVe " 8tate many thoua
meeting he expects to visit several nd" of do"r8 "ear' U h,vin' ac
South American republics and inspect cordi"K to Mr' Pou P"
road systems, retnrnin ht th,,n "0,000 worth of culvert in
vember from his trip. 1924, The new Plant iis wit"in the
r M T . . . . . State prison enclosure.
Governor McLean has not appointed ,, ...
a judge to try W. B. Cole of Rook-' Governor McLean nd gtte Treas
ingham for the killing of W. W. Or- "'er cy have been to New York
mond. The trial is to open at a City d"Hn 0,6 week for the pur
special term at Rockingham on Sep- f0" of arrnin a Whway loan
tember 28. The plea of the wealthy , 0,6 amount of Mteen million dol
n anufacturer has not been indicated ar" of road bond8 anthorised by the
by cbunsl. The State will have as- H" MMMm of the General A"Wy.
distance of several criminal lawyers 71,6 tw Ut? officials aI
iri the case. 8ome bonds of a previous issue.
The vocational work of the State Superintendent of Public Instruc
will be closely combined with that of tim A- T- Allen expects an increas
State College in the appointment of "ent in the public schools
X. E. Browne, vocational director of of ntmt which started an
the State as director of the vocational the fall term period. The ehroll-
education department of State Col
lege. He will hold both positions and
co-ordinate the work.
Henry Dennis Griffin has appealed
from sentence ef 80 yean for be
ing the leader of the mob which mu-
tulated Joseph Keedleman at William
ton in the early spring after remov
ing the young man from JaiL The
appeal will be heard this week by the
Supreme Court ...
a Josephua Daniels, chairman of the
mfmrn aemonai lommtttee, is con
tinuing correspondence and. confer,
sheer with; various parties relative
to; the memorial at "Washington City
tv William Jennings Bryan. It is
expected a meeting win, be held the
latter, pert of the. month let Wash
ington to begin work en the plane- hr
S Mlntto Hup. ' ' J- y
- A warning at the opening of school
relative to-, the dangers in' poplic
schools has been Usraed by StaU.In.
anranee - Commissioner Wade. ' The
Agricultural Department announces
that its .Division, '.of - Markets ' saved
'and Real Estate Development Planned
pounds of poultry for the raisers.
The "investigators" of the Com-
r.iissioner of Labor and Printing
harged with discrimination in the
distribution of the State printing
"find" that he ha, distributed it
"about a well as anybody could have
cne it under the circumstances" and
acquit him of the charge. Bids for
tlic new contract urere filed Saturday.
All Raleigh printers and several
J J 4.U- lAlt ...il
."um , "I !, " .2,' . Lrt f" the motorfd" at the State line near
'"s. to ; handle a. or a Pa t ofiMurphy.
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ascertained through the Federal Rev-
enue department is $228.83. It is
not believed Jhat this state will pur-
mc the evangelist further in an at
ft) Ux fop North
Commissioner Graham, of the State
Department of Agriculture, who re
cently returned from a visit to the
J lar western section' of the state, fears
that the result of the nnusual drought
in the mountains will have a far-
serious problem now facing the farm'
rn many counties of the west
The publ.i8 ,aw of 1926 mw 'vafl-
able 'or distribution and are being
..ni .,t u
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Secretary of State. A copy goes to
court officials throughout the state.
The State Department of Revenue
t reports August collections for the
Automobile Bureau to be $896,964.46,
"in 5f tnifilS.09 over a similar
P"0" year. The items were:
Automobile licenses, $372,834.34; gas-
olme tax, $510,086.12; title fees,
$14,036. The gasoline tax is four
cenU Per a!lon instead of three.
Superintendent George Ross Pou
conv1cU makn concrete culverts by
ment last year was 798,000. Figur
ing the average increase to be 20,-
000 annually, 800,000 school children
are now receiving instructions in the
public schools of the state, 220,000
of them being colored.
The State Fair is scheduled to
throw open its gates to the public
this year on October 14th, or there
about. The society promoting this
institution was organised in 1862, the
first president being John L. Dancy
of Edgecombe county. It has grown
continually with each passing year
and expects to reach its highest state!
of efficiency in it history during the
week -beginning October 12, 1926.
North Carolina loses .to Clsmson
College in Jhe Palmetto state fa the
reslrnatiolr : lof Franklin Sherman.
chief entomologist rof thi State' De
partment of Agriculture the past
twenty-five- yearn Mr. -Sherman ae-
cepto appontment to the chair of an- f
tomology and soology of Ctemson
and departs with: the regrets and
wishes of Cpmmissioner Graham and
As the date for the great Atlanta-Waynesville-Asheville
tour to be
sponsored by The Atlanta Journal
over the new Appalachian Scenic
Highway on Sept. 14-15, draws near,
there is milch interest apparent.
There will be hundreds of cars in
line and ..the -tourists will stop over
in WaynesviHe for-a few mtnutes
where it is hoped light refreshments
will be served by some civic organ
ration. " 7 '
The Woman's Club will hold the
first meeting of he fall at the home
of Mrs. C. W. Miller, Jr., Thursday
. O 1 Ail. i. O - Ort M
tors of the club are urged to attend.
Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Green an
nounce the birth of a son, Elmer
Green, Jr. Mrs. Green was Miss
Nan Maxwell of Hazelwood.
SINGING CONVENTION SEPT. 13.
County Singing Convention is called
to meet at the sbunty court house on
Sunday, Sept 18, 1928, at 10 o'clock.'
with us on this date and take part in
We are hoping to make this meet
the best that we have ever had.
.-W4tjpeetintt many Yiritorete
be with us, but we are especially in
terested in our home folk and desire
that all the choirs in the county
meet with us and take part in the
R. M. LEATHERWOOD,
j Governor Martin visited Waynes-
NEW HOME ON WALNUT STREET ville and delivered an address before
Dr. Thomas Stringfield is now, the Rotary Club. He expressed hlm
erecting a new home on Walnut, self as being greatly impressed with
HirtWI.. lUBt UU1AWIIC MIC 1 ICDVIVdlMl :
church and between the home of -Dr.
Sam Stringfield and
Charles R. Thomas.
The new home will be built of
brick and will have at least fourteen
rooms. The cost will
This i. another large addition to
Waynesville's extraordinary building a small hospital which is equipped
program. with two hospital beds and all the
modern hospital apparatus that can
PRESBYTERIAN BAZAAR. be used with the up-to-date methods
At the September meeting of the o modrn gurrery. Several addi
Woman'. Auxiliary oof the Presby- ( tional roomg adjoining the present
terian church, the following was made, offlces which are located on Mai
as to the success of the Annual 8(reet, opposite the court house have
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Mot hinir in a nosition to nresent
i.i if ( n.r.nn Rnvornnr McLean
sent greeting and best wishes to the ,
fourth annual convention of tho.
North Carolina Real Estate Board on
Corporation Commissioner A. J.
Maxwell was in Montgomery, Ala.,
during the week where he appeared at,
a hearing before the Inter-State Com- waiter uwe oi lussimmee, ria. en
merce Commission on fertiliser, rates tertained with a "Chicken Perlieu"
in the southeast. The commissioner, supper at .Balsam honoring their
is considered higb authority on the guests. The supper was served on a
rate question. large table built for this occasion
It is announced that courses in el- under the trees. The feature of the
ementary forestry and allied branch-' evening was original songs, speeches
es will be begun at State College, and
a nursery for the growing of forest
seedlings is to be established with
the view to re-forestation in the state.
X, BClaridgew of the Yale. School
ef Forestry, is to be In charge of i
this "field of endeaor."
The Woman's lUsaionary; : , SecU
ety of th Church wiU hold.
intr wiw iiwmc wi noma, ox
Mrs. James Atkins at Lake Juna-
Year u Advance, $2.50 it not so Paid
GOVERNOR MARTIN AND ASSO
CIATES BUY AT WAYNESVILLE.
Florida Chief Executive to Build
Summer Home in W. N. C.
His Excellency, . Governor
John W. Martin, of Florida, together
with Dr. F. A. Htthway, chairman of
the Florida State Highway Commis
sion; Rev. John Tylor, of Sebring,
Fla., and associates, have purchased
a very desrable portion of the Sul
phur Springs property at Waynes
ville consisting of 18 acres at a con
sideration said to be $15,000. The
purchase was made direct from Hugh
Sloan and other Sloan estate heirs.
Plans are being made by the pur
chasers of the property, according to
the announcement, to establish a
Florida Colony at Waynesville. It
is understood that each of the pur
chasers, including Governor Martin,
will build summers residences in the
colony and it is very probable that ad
ditional property will be secured later
to extend and enlarge the place. Tho
colony will be restricted to one. The
land will be cleared and beautified.
The Sulphur Spring property is on
the edge of Waynesville. On this
property, according to history, the
last battle of the Civil War in North
Carolina was fought. A portion of
the Sulphur Springs property was
used after the World War by the U.
S. Veterans' Bureau as a rehibilita
Waynesville citizens are elated over
the decision of Governor Martin and
ether Floridians to establish a sum
mer colony here as they feel that
their decision to locate here is a dis
tinct compliment to the Waynesville
Rev. Mr. Taylor already has a sum
mer home on Haywood street, here.
R. McCRACKEN HAS EX
Dr. J. R. McCracken, President of
the Goodfellowa Club and one of
I Waynesville' must popular young sur-
geons and civic leaders, has installed1
been made available. One of the
rain features of this exDansion is
that graduate and registered nurses
11 on duty at all times.
. . . t i
iw new uiiiiiaiure nuspiiai was
made necessary on account of the ex
traordinary growth in the practice of
Dr. McCracken who specializes in all
ailments of the eye, ear, nose and
throat. As there is not a hospital at
thi time In Waynesville, this an-
nouncement will be received with keen
Interest and much appreciation by the
"CHICKEN PERLIEU" SUPPER.
On Monday evening Mrs. Floyd
"PPoe. Mrs. Hugh Abel and Mrs.
and stunts. Those present were:
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Semmes, 'Mrs.
Shelby Hannah, Dr. and Mrs. Charles
Shell, Mr. and Mrs, Hugh. Abel, Mr.
and Mrs, Floyd Rippetoe, Jin. Maud
Gilmer, 'Miss Anna Ray, Dr. Rufus
McCracken, Mr. William Coble. The
out-of-town guests werev Mr. and
Mrs. Lew Anderson, Mr.' nd Mrs. :
Fred Stoenel. Mrs. Marv Somnls1 Mr. '
Edwin Bjorkman, of New York, Mrs.',
rrajut , van uyxe,-ot uetreiti Mrs,
WaKer Coble, ef Kissimmee, Fla.;
Semmes. of JacksouvilUk.