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WAYNESVILLE, HATWOOI) COUNTY. WTH CAROLINA THURSDAY, OCTOBER I, 192i
I Volume XXXVII. Number 87
12.00 Year In Advance, $2.50 if not ao Paid
pal Building Manned For Waynesville
Waynesville Given Splendid Write-up byAsheville
Citizen Synopsis of Advantages of Section
Says This Entire Section Has Had Great Summer Season and That We
Expect Bigger Things In Nineteen Hundred and Twenty-Five
In reviewing the activities of the
summer months, the citizens of Way
nesville feel very gratified and am
looking forward to even bigger
things for the next year.
Real estate transactions in the last
four months totaled approximately
Railroad, hotel and boarding hounc
figures show an increase of about
6,000 visitors this year over last.
It is stated that although many of
the season's guests are leaving, still
many are arriving.
The two banks report deposits of
$150,000 in excess of last summer's
deposits, and a generally prosperous
One large manufacturing plant wis
started recently, adding to the al
ready large list of manufacturers
here. A big lumber company has
purchased a site here and is expectej
to begin operations in a few weeks.
A street paving program for the
city is well under way, having com
pleted more than half the work. The
entire expenditures will amount to
Well grounded rumors have it that
two new hotels are being planned to
take care of the growing population,
both permanent and transient.
Men familiar with real estate ac
tivities state that surrounding sites
are getting careful consideration by
several groups of realtors, and indi
viduals with the idea of starting de
velopments. These are a few of the reasons
why the people of Waynesville are so
optimistic about its near past and
its near future. Combined with these
recent developments are the beauty
of the city itself, encircled by ma
jestic mountain peaks; its clear crys
tal water; its fine motor highways;
its easy fields of outdoor sports; its
easy accessibility by train or motor;
its firm foundation of established
. business and manufacturing concerns.
All are recognized cornerstones for
a future large city.
The permanent population of Way
nesville is now about 3,500. Summer
visitors bring this up to somewhere
in the neighborhood of 6,000 for the
four "heavy" months. The Chamber
of Commerce, headed by E. L. With
era, is the source of this information.
As previously stated, the fall and
winter this year are expected to see
more guests than ever before in the
history of the city, and probably nest
summer will claim many of the trans
ients as permanents, if building re
ports are correct.
Let us take a more careful look at
this city' which is taking its place
along with the others in Western
North Carolina that are now attract
jng the attention of the whole conn
try in their remarkable growth of
the last few years.
Waynesville is .built upon a plat
eau 2,800 feet above sea level. That
in itself is a drawing card, for a high
altitude, with its bracing air and
absence of humidity, Is almost a syn
onym for good health. Malaria, hay
fever and mosquitoes, for instance,
ire unknown quantities in its vicinity.
In addition, the city, as is "all of this
section, it in the South- and-according-
ly nearer the sun. , That makes for
plenty of sunshine. And then, re
membering the high altitude and its
lack om humidity, we . discover an
ideal spot warm days with cool
a night in the summer, and a -compare
tively mild winter. .
. - Waynesville is not only high up
- from the sea. It is In and is lar-
'' rounded by land wealthy .Jn 'scenic
beauty. Here majestic 'mountains,
, the peaks of which seem to meet the
--sky, give a picturesque panoramo with
1 their forest and flower-clad arralgn-
' ment 1 Streams, sometimes gushing,
, sometimes calm, And thai; "way down
their .tides, E later , to lm irs,
lakes or" cjnnnng water, oa mao
" '. might choose.', ' " " '-' .
Trade With Full Time Secretary Assured
' Enthusiastic Meeting Results in
Some vof the higher ranges viewed
from Waynesville and within five
or ten miles to the peaks from tl.'is
city are Lick Stone Bald, Eaglnr
Nest, Jones' Knob, Richland Balsam;
Flott's Balsam, Water Rock Knob,
Lone Balsam, Cold Spring Knob",
Spruce Ridge, Caney Fork Bald ana
Rhinehart. All are between five and
iix thousand feet above sea level and
the majority surpass the 6,000 mnvk
by several hundred feet.
It is from a group of" these moun
tains, principally Richland Balsam,
that the people of Waynesville derive
their dringing water. Nearly one
thousand acres of watershed have
been set aside so as to assure the
highest degree or purity, and as a
further safeguard from contamina
tion of the water, a complete Alter
ation plant has been established. So
many streams enter the watershed
that the supply is plentiful, besides
giving a high pressure valuable in
times of fire.
P. W." Miller, one of the city's al
dermen, said that 6,000 more acres
to be added shortly to the watershed.
Besides giving pleasure to the eye
and to the palate, the numerous
mountain streams give joy to the
fisherman. Trout is the princip-.!
catch. The waters are abundant with
this fish, due to the United States
Fishery Bureau, which has a hatch
ery near here.
Apropos of government stations, it
would' be well to mention here that
in this vicinity is the Appalachian
Forest Reserve and within a short
distance the government reservation
of the Cherokee Indians.
Waynesville started as farming
village as perhaps have most cities.
The fertile valleys yielded abundant
crops and they stilt do. But where
progress enters towns grow. Little
by little Main street grew, new bus
iness came in, manufacturing plants
entered, homes increased, summer
guests increased, boarding houses and
hotels -started, moving picture thea
ters came along and so it goes.
Today we find nine large manu
facturing concerns going at full speed
&nd giving employment to hundred of
people. These are, with their appro
imate number of employes, as fol
lows: Junaluska Leather Company, 75 to
125 according to the seasons; Una
gusta Furniture Company, 300; Way
nesville Furniture Company, 300.
Haywood Furniture and Manufact
uring Company, 150; Hyatt and
Company, building materials mill, 160,
and its coal, wood ice and feed busi
ness, 75; Waynesville Showcase Man
ufacturing Company, 100; Waynes
ville Roller Mills, 100; Waynesville
Barrel Manufacturing Company, 75,
The Haywood Furniture and Manu
acturing Company was started about
three months ago and is showing re
markable progress. About 1,000 men
will find employment in the Suncresti
Lumber which is moving from bun
burst to Waynesville shortly.
Two of the largest business houses
here deal in wholesale groceries.
They are the Blackwell-Bushnell
Company and the Haywood Supply
Splendid banking facilities are
available to these business and man
ufacturing institutions as well, as to
the other citizens and the visitors
the Citizens Bank and Trust Compa
ny, of which Dr. Thomas Stringfleld
is president, and the " First National
Bank J."K Boyd, president,
'About four years ago 'the city au
thorised the paving -of , its streets,
bmV as it grew ew appropriations
had to be mads. ' The jp resent pfan
calls' for 14 streets Ho "be pavek at a
cost of approximately $600,000. Mr.
Miller said that seven of these have
bean eomnletad.v but 'faex-JlODSS 4ht
Wyesville will grow so rapidly that
they nsver ma catcir up) '.Mayer
Harden Howell backs hUn up W this
WAYNESVILLE TO HAVB CFTY
A movement is on foot to have
a new municipal building or city hull
for Waynesville. )
Many citizens of Waynesville haVe
been expecting such an addition for
some time, but until lately the propo
sition has not been given very serious
This will be a move in the right
With a new city building, a i:ow
tounty jail and the remodeling of tbe
court house , this city is in for a
unprecidented building boom this fall
GOODFELLOWS BANQUET POST
PONED. The Goodfellows banquet which w.i
to meet next Tuesday night has been
postponed and all are invited to it
tend the get-to-gethor banquet and
meeting of all business and profe
sional men on the following night t
Hotel Waynesville at 8:00 P. M. Wed
nesday , October 7.
J. R, McCRACKEN, President
GRACE EPISCOPAL CHURCH HAS?
SPLENDID BIBLE CLASS.
Grace church is fortunate in hav
ing a very fine Bible Class, under thei
direction of the Hon. Ex-Congress
man C. R. Thomas. Next Sunday,!
October 4th, begins the series of the
new quarter's studies, the gener.il
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ineme oi wnicn w; IB,.gH,.w.. , M from mou j.,.
Early Church: Every reader
this notice is most cordially invited
to come. The hour is 10 A. M. in
the Parish House.
The Rector will consecrate tha
Sacrament at 11, and preach again
at 8 P. M.
REV. ALBERT NEW,
A three week's revival meeting hed
at West Canton church by pastor
Rev. B. N. Rogers and Rev. Mr. Me
haffey has just closed with the re
Milts of eighty-one conversions, and
Roy Rogers, son of Rev. B. N.
Rogers and Jack Messer, son of For
est Messer, left Clyde last Tuesday
for Jefferson, Tenn., where they will
Miss Mary Geisler, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. John A. Geisler, anil
Mr. Fred Henry were married in New-
nort. Tenn.. last Sunday. Immediati
ly following the ceremony, Mr. ard
Mrs. Henry left for Tampa and other
Mrs. Heni'y is the second daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Geisler and is a pop
ular member of Sylva's younger se.
Mr. Henry is connected with his
father in the firm of J. B. Henry and
Mr. and Mrs. Henry will be at
home to their many friends after
Fred Francis lot Canton was a
Tha nrincioal and best known hotel
is the Hotel Gordon, beautifully sit
uated on a high bluff overlooking the
valley of the Richland river. Fatio
Dunham in the owner and manager.
Through this hotel, visitors find much
amusement in the way of tennis, golf,
horseback riding and dancing. Just
two and a half miles fran here is tbi
famous Lake Junaluska, where swim
ming and boating are added to the
hotel's and city's pleasures.
3. F. Bass, who is associated with
Mr. Withers in the real estate and
insurance business, said that the city s
accommodations, in spite of this
lJit-ffalinfol anil mnnv hoarding houses
are not hearty enough far care for the
visitors. Homes, to be sold and Jto
be rented were at a premium this
summer, he stated. It is his prediction-
seconded-by Mr. 4IHlr find other
biiainasJt men.' that WaPnesville will
Lee much building withh 'the ,nct
tear, v v . 1
THE ROTARY BANQUET.
The Gordon dining hall was the
scene of a brilliant affair Friday
night when the members of the Ro
tary Club entertained with a ban
quet in honor of the wives.
The dining hall was beautifui'y
decorated with the blue and white
of the Rotary Club, ballooni
and festoons of blue and white crepe
paper artistically draped about the
Seated at the speaker's table were
the President, Rev. J. T. Manguro,
and other officers with their wives.
Mr. Mangum welcomed the ladies in
some well chosen words, and also
gave a most wonderful address on
the Rotary Club and the high ideals
for which it stands, after which Mrs.
J. Dale Stentz gracefully responded
in behalf of the ladies.
During the evening, J. Dale Stentz
lead the assembled guests in several
rousing Rotary songs, after which
George Stuart, Jr. rendered two beau
tiful solos, "Lindy Lou," and "Bo
cause They All Love You."
After the four course dinner, scv-
eial mirth provoking contests were
held. In one of the contests each
lady was the recipient of a hand
some gift. The lady having a birth
day nearest the date of the banquet
was given a lovely set of silver candie
sticks. Mrs. Fred Martin was the
winner in this instance. The last
contest was very interesting, as well
as excitnng. The men's and ladies'
names were placed in separate boxes
the prize in this case was a five
dollar gold piece. Mr. W. L. Lar.ip
kin and J. Dale Stentz were the
The meeting closed with the re
sult that the invited ladies found
themselves more than ever closely
allied with the interests of the R'
Opening up an aerial attark in
the last quarter, the Waynesville
high school football team ovcrcam
the stubborn resistance olTcred b;
tbe Marion high schoil line last
IMday afternoon, and un this line
of attack scored a touch down fol
lowed a few moments later by a field
goal to win their second .straight
contest of the season-9-0. Davi
run, after receiving a perfect foi
ward pass, netted Waynesville their
touchdown and first score. The out
standing feature of the game was
the brilliant playing of Rottm,
Campbell and Dr. vis.
Marion tried to break Waynesville's
ville's strong lines of defense, but
they were unable to accomplish this
Score by quarters:
Marion 0 0 0 0 0
Waynesville 0 0 0 99
Officials Mahan referee Herman
umpire Plott head linesman.
FOOTBALL GAME FRIDAY.
Coach Henry Browning's strong
football eleven will clash with Mars
Hill team Friday, Oct 2nd on the
Waynesville field. The Waynes
ville team has made a brilliant rec
ord for the opening of her season;
the first game played on Ashevlllo's
court resulted in Waynesville's vie
tory 18-0, and her record with Ma
rion was 0-0 played on our court
On the first Sunday in October at
11 A. M. I will hold my last service
for the conference year at Dari'
Chapel. We are especially anxious
for all the members to be present.
Come and bring your friends -with
jlu. Also at 8 P. M. we will hold
the 4ast service at Fincher's Chapel'
Come one and all, everybody cpr'M-
P. L. TERRELL, Pastor.
The Woman's Club will hold its
next meeting a the. home of Mrs.
R. L. Allen, October, 1925.
To Have Budget
Clyde H. Ray, Veteran Waynesville Civic Leader
Elected President With Strong Board of Governors
Blackwell-Bushnell Company and Hyatt & Company Start Investment
With $1,000.00 City Administration To Invest $2,000.00.
Drive of Waynesville Township for Large Budgett.
On Tuesday night, September 29th,
a Banquet was held in the Waynes
ville Hotel for the puipose of re
o:ganizing the Waynesville Board of
About one hundred n"n r.f Way
nesville attended and it is said that
it was the most representative gath
ering of the taxpayers of the com
munity ever held in Waynesville.
A splendid banquet was enjoyed
by all present after which the meet
ing was called to order by the out
going President, Mr. Frank Miller.
In the election for a president Mr.
Clyde H. Ray was unanimously elect
ed. Mr. Ray is the old veteran lead
er of Waynesville and it is conceded
by everyone that the right man had
been selected to fill this important
The Board of Directors was then
chosen and is composed of the fol
Clyde Ray, Sam Bushnell, Rev. ,1.
T. Mangum, Theo. McCracken, Sam
Stringfleld, Lucius Bramlett, Bonne i-
Ray, Bill Lampkin, O. T. Alexander,
M. H. Reeves, F. W. Miller, Paul
Walker, Joe Mormino, Jas. Atkins.
The question of a secretary-treas
urer was temporarily laid aside until
the new president and board of
directors have mapped out their pro
gram, etc., and have had time to
an experienced man for this impor
It is pretty well understood that
a full time secretary from outside of
Waynesville will be selected and lie
will be a man of experience and a
li'e-wire promoter and advertising
expert. It was pointed out that a
cheap man is worse than none.
Many brilliont talks were made Ly
some of those present and much was
accomplished in the way of mappi .g
out a campaign for a $25,000 budget.
The members assembled went on rec
ord and a resolution was adopted
nothing less than $10,000 for the
first year's work was necessary and
much more if possible was ,to be
Another banquet is to be held at
the Waynesville Hotel on next Wei
nesday night, October 7th, at 8 o'clocl-
The annual picnic of the Woman's
Missionary Society of the Waynes
ville Methodist church was heM on
Sept. 22nd with Mrs. James A'.kins,
Sr., at Lake Junaluska
The attractive home dt' orated viih
golden rod and dahlias was thr .v-n
wide open to the society with many
visitors and friends.
The picnic was served cafeteria
style, everyone helped themselves to
a bountiful luncheon and as only
these ladies can prepare. In- the
afternoon a very interesting I:us:ncss
and devotional service was heid with
Mrs. E. J. Robeson as leader. The
subject for study was, "Our t won
with the Negro."
Mrs. Tucker read a story of the
life of Mary Washington, the wife
of Booker X. Washington. Mr-;.
Way told of how we had helped and
could Btill be of help to the colored
people in our midst.
Later Mrs. Mead gave a most in
teresting sketch of Mary Washington,
as she knew her personally.
Very encouraging reports wer?
given by air circles and department
for the work done in the year past.
A very vital discussion was held I
in reorard to a new narsonaare ani
I ulana worn f nrmed for name.
The leader asked Mrs, Turbyf.ll
who-has atu Tided p-w'.eiUy all . f
.the- pi' j. i.. toll wvir jg. about
Mrs. Turbyfill said they origintaau
about 87 years ago when Mrs. Tate
invited the society to her borne on
and every taxpayer in Waynesville
township is invited to be there. It
makes no difference whether you are
a member of the Board of Trade or
not; you are urged to attend becauac.
this meeting is of vital Interest to
this whole section.
It is planned to appoint teams to
canvass the entire township and the
entire amount is to be raised durii'g
the month of October.
At the next meeting the president
and board of directors will submit
their plans and budget for the con
sideration and adoption of those
Blackwell-Bushnell and Hyatt &
Company have already subscribed ,
$1,000.00 towards the necessary fun 3.
Mr. M. H. Reeves of the Waynes
ville Pharmacy subscribed for ten
memberships in the Board of Trade.
Mr. R. N. Barber subscribed $25.00
and Messrs. LeRoy Sargent and Em
erson have agreed to give five per
cent of amount raised. Mr. Fatio
Dunham has volunteered to give ten
pe cent of amount raised.
The city authorities will subscribe
the legal amount out of the city
treasury which will be approximately
These subscriptions have already
been Volunteered before the organi
zation is perfected or the real drive
It was the most enthusiastic group
of civic leaders that have assembled
in Waynesville in many moons and1
and from all signs this community
will have an organized Board of
Trade that will be second to none in
Everyone is invited to next meeting
next Wednesday night. Everyone
is urged to bring someone else. )
This Board of Trade will bring a
new hotel, it will bring many more
tourists; it will stimulate buaim.is;
will bring harmony out of chaos; pro
mote a home trade spirit and will hi
uf untold benefits to this whole sec
tion. Of course it is realized by al
most everyone that it all depends upon
getting a real expericnor-J full-time
r 1 1L. . mi
nicnics were held with her each vear 'A
until her death. They have since T T
been held with Mrs. W. B. Fergu-j v t
son. Mrs. Rav and Mrs. Welch, there ? "i?.- v '
was only one year that the piciio'.'" w
was not held in tne whole 37 years.v ,,' J ,
Mrs. S. J. Shelton made a shortO'V'
talk on her appreciation of the picTi'OvT''T,'' j
Mrs. R. Q. McCracken paid a
lug ll tuubn tu Hie iui iiici 1TUB. A.r--' . . ,5
kins, since her's was the master 'lSS
mind that formed the circles anrf, "j i!
put them to working, since then h W$$4v
great good has come through tnfcr -HjYv
work and she asked that as soor tf""
"icsf'ble liii:T.li leg be "ivel :i nitfiiNr'" frt y i
morial to her. Ft
. -.s. V. T. Shii t mo.'d ihHt '
stand as a token of our appreciation, f,
of Bishop Atkins. is?? r"'
Mrs. S. J. Shelton led the praJteV -1 1
The following visitors were prt a wvk,
ent and gave greetings. Mrs. Ruth'.
erford, Miami, Fla.; Mrs. Blshop, .
Gainesville, Fla.; Mrs. Page, Green-W '".'
boro, N. C; Mrs. Curtis, PfcVens, S.' :
C; Mrs. Kirkpatrick, Mrii MedT.tr J, '
Lake Junaluska j Miss Claggett, I'
Browning, Mrs. Mead, . Hrsv ,jft
Thomas, Mrs. Adams, Mr. and 1
Joe Turbyfill. . . . '' v
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PARENT-TEACH ER TO M
There will be a meeting c
day night, Oct. 2, at 8:00 o'c'
the East Waynesville' school
All the, parents that h chi'
he East Waynesvil!t sch
urged to attend. - , '