TO BUILD CENTRAL HIGH
SCHOOL AT WEBSTER
Tl)p county commissioners have
ordered that the old court house, jail,
grounds, and the county's controll
ing interest in the Webster water
works, be presented to the county
board of education^ to be used for
Tin* net ion was taken when a large
delegation from Webster, with Prof.
Hohert L. Madison as -spokesman, ap
peared before the commissioners and
protested against the sale of the
property to private individuals, in
sist imr that it should remain the
property of the county, and that by
this means the county could get
renter returns from the property
The commissioners then met with
the board of education, and when the
totter was investigated, and it was
found that the present Webster
school is crowded, and that it will be
necessary to secure additional rooms
lor the school, the board of education
voted to accept the property, upon
motion of Mr. M. Buchanan, second
ed by W. M. Fowler, and the com
missioners ordered that the deeds
be drawn and the property trnv/.fVi
red to the board of education to be
used for school purposes.
It is the purpose of the board of
education, so it is understood, to
establish a contend high school, us
ins the present school building and
the court house and jail property,
for the township of Webster, Green's
Creek and Savannah, as soon as the
highway is completed, allowing the
use of trucks for transposing the
high school students to the school.
It is stated that this is the only way
in which provision can be made for
high school training for the Savan
nah and Green 's Creek districts, as
the population is widely scattered,
and as there is not a great amount of
wealth in the large territory. The
plan that the board has in view is to
maintain all the present schools on
Savannah aild Green's Greek, and 'to
use the Webster School as a cen
tral high school tor the three town
ships, where high school and tech
nical vocational training can be offer
cd to the larger students, using the
free transportation systen< to get
the children to the school.
It is estimated that with the ex
penditure of a few thousand dollar's
on the old buildings that a school
plant worth $40,000 can be establish
ed at Webster.
The lower floor will be made avail
able Cor use this fall, but the real
work of preparing the central high
school will have to await the com
pletion of the road up Savannah, and
the surfacing of it, allowing motor
transportation throughout the winter
WEBSTER MAY HAVE
Prof. Madison stated to a repre
sentative of the Journal that there
is in prospect for Webster, this sum
mer, a summer school for girls, simi
lar to the number of camp 'schools
in other parts of the mountain re
gion, and that if the school comes to
Webster which he believes it will,
that a large number of ?pirls from the
lowlands will spend the summer in
Webster, which by the way, is one
ol the best locations for a summer
resort in all Western North Caro
COUNTY BOftRD OF ED
The new board of education for
Jackson county, composed of G. T.
Cooper, M. Buchanan, W. M. Fowler,
J. M. Watson and J. W. Buchanan,
met Monday, and organized by elect
ing Mr. Cooj?er as chairman.
An order was passed directing that
the Big Ridge school house, which
was burned about a year ago, be re
Provision was made for the build
ing the colored schoo'l at Cullowheo,
which will be elected at the Monteith
SELL EAST LA PORTE BONDS
$6,000 of Easf Tja Porte school
district bonds were disposed of, Mon
day by the county board of educa
tion, the bonds selling for par and ac
crued interest. .
Tho new school building, which
will be a 6 room, frame building, of
modern type, will be erected at East
La Porte during the spring and sum
mer, and will be ready for occupancy
for tip fall Bflesioa of 41# ?hurt
Items Of News
by Our Co . C
1 Mrs. H. P. Ensley and Messrs
Corbett, Hubert and Odell Ensley
motored to Waynesville to see the
movie, "Queen of Sheba."
Mrs. Ida Mehaffey and son, went
to Sylva Wednesday.
Mr. Medford is running a bus from
Sylva to Waynesville via. Balsam,
making four trips a day which is a
great convenience to the people.
Miss Mary Mehaffey spent Easter
with friends in Addie.
Mr. 0. C. Crawford and his crew
of men have done some good work on
our roads for which wo arc most
Our population has somewhat in
creased sinco our last writing: Bom;
to Mr. and Mrs. Martin Hoyle, Mar. i
16th, a son, Hetfiy Leonard; born to!
Mr. and Mrs. Bud Ammons the 27th, j
of March, a son; born to Mr. andj
Mrs. W. 8, Dills, March 23rd, a son, .
Carl. / V !
Mr. T. R. C. Duncan and son, Jim
went to Sylva Saturday.
Mr. Glenn Jones spent Easter with
his mother in Bryson City. ,
Mr. Martin Hoylo and son, Delos,
went to Waynesville Saturday.
Sunday School was organized at
Dark Ridge last Sunday. Mr. Tom
Fox is the superintended ;
Rev. 0. J. Jones, of Sylva, preach
ed a good Easter Sermon in the
Methodist Church here Sunday and
adminstered the Sacrament.
The Methodist Sunday School had'
their usual egg hunt Monday.
Mr. Geo. T. Knight went to Way
Mr.and Mrs. Eugene Ensley, of
Hazelwood spent Easter in Balsam. ,
Mr. J. K. Kenney, of Ashevillo, ,
spent in Balsam. His grand
son, John Allen Kenney acoompenir
him to Asheville Monday aftemor??
Mrs. E. 0. Queen and little Apftiv
are visiting her sister, Mrs, Nick
erson, in Brevard.
Mrs. A. H. Haight went to Way
Mrs. W. B. Farwell and Mrs. H.
P. Ensley went to Sylva Monday.
Mrs. C. A. Foster has just receiv
ed an announcement of the birth of
another grand-daughter, weighing 11 j
pounds, March 26th, in the hom'e of }
Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Mehaffey, of
Mrs. D. T. Knight had an Easter
dinner consisting of several kinds of j
fresh vegetables, sent her by her son,
John P. Knigb, of Tampa, Fla.
faster hai- ir* Balsan- weir *'on
ijiicuous b t'?tir absence.
Miss Hannah Warren, who is at
tending school in Culjowhee, spent
Easter in Balsam. She won the
medal in a recent recitation contest.
Our Balsam boys and girls ate fam
ous for winning piises.
? BUCHANAN DIES
Mrs. Coleman Buchanan died at
her home here last Saturday night,
from an attack of pneumonia. The
funeral services were conducted by
Rev. Robt. Cook, on "Monday, April
2nd, at the New Savannah Baptist
Church. We extend our sympathy
to the bereaved husband, sons, and
daughters, sisters and brothers. Mrs.
Buchanan's kind smiles and cheer
ful words will be greatly missed in
Mr. George Jones returned to his
home last week from South Carol ina^ ;
where he has been teaching for sever
Mr. R. 0. Higdon returned to hi
school wark at the C. N. and I. S.
, v J
Mrs. Manuel Cabe, of Webster,
spent the week end with relatives.
Mrs. N. P. .Tones returned from
an extended visit to her daughter is
Macon eounty, Mrs. Andy Reed.
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Mr. A. M. Cooper called at Mr.
W. W. J (axes' Sunday afternoon.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Segle, a son.
Mrs. A. D. Jones called at Mr.
John Davis', Friday.
Messrs. Tillman and Ottis Powell
from Sylva motored to this place
?Mr. Isaac Martin passed thr<r.
this place Monday, enroute to C.
i iu i*U lem lm masfid U>
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Barker's Creek sehool elosed Fri
day March 30th. A successful terra
of seven months taught by Mr. A. M
Cooper, principal and Mr. Claude
Jones intermediate, Mrs. A. M. Coop
? er primary grades.
Our Sunday School was reoiganiz
' ed April first. We hope to see a
Mrs. James Pangle called at Mr.
L. A. Sutton's Tuesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Fisher and
little son , Rae, left Thursday, for
I Air. T. C. Jones made a business
trip Ij Dryson City, Saturday.
I Jiis3 . lary Cliilders, of Whittier,
attended the entertainment at this
plat-.- S tSirday night
M Jhomas have been sick
wit! iv. Jio' am glad to say are
Miss Bertha Jones has been very
ill. We hope for her a speedy re;
Easter was a bright, sunny day,
Quite a number assembled at the
church for Sunday School.-All seem
ed to bo in a happy mood.
Rev. B. S. West held an interesting
service at the Baptist Church Sun
Rev. J. R Chureh, and family, Mr.
H. G. Ferguson, /Mrs. Gtfiyer Wig
gins and Mrs. J. K. Terrell attend
ed the Quarterly Meeting at Blue
Mrs. J. H. Hughes attended the
sehool commencement at Whittier
Some of our people attended an
Kn'-ter scn'ice ai Whittier Sunday'
an Kinsland, Mr. Carl
Jharles Enslcy attended
a .iiuncai at Mr. J. B. Farmers' oi'
Olivet, Saturday night.
Mrs. York Howell spent a part of
last week with her daughter, Mrs.
G. T. Cooper.
Mr. P. H. Ferguson and family
and Mrs. J. R. Church and children
ealled at Mr. J. L. Ferguson's, Sun
Mrs. W. F. House is spending a
few days with her father, Mr. Joe
Bock, of Olivet.
Mr. and Mrs. Johnson Thomas of
Barker's Creek, have been visiting at
Mr. James Sitton's.
Mr. and Mrs. James F res man and
Mr. Charles Ensley spent the week
end with relatives at Beta.
Prof, and Mre. C. R. Bird called
at Mr. J. L. Wiggins' Sunday
Mr. J. M. Hughes, Mrs. J. H.
Hughes, Mr. Carl Hoyle, Miss Grace
Hovle and Mrs. N. E. Hughes motor
ed to Lufty Sunday.
Mr. Harmon Queen and daughter,
Miss Sadie, of Sylva, called at Mr.
J. E. Hoyle 's Sunday afternoon.
Mr. H. G. Bird returned to Sylva
Sunday afternoon, after a visit with
Mrs. Bertha Parris visited her
mother, v Mrs. S. K. Hoyle, Wednes
a number of young folks en
jo*. J isit at the hoinc of Miss
Eti;i lvv<:land Sunday afternoon.
'?? n. Oxncr spent Saturday
wil .daughter, Mrs. Troy Tur
?r- 'S7tm nnd Miss Nellie Mc
L".-; Iln Mm Win. Freeman and
T]?sie Hoyle ealled at Mr. J. K.
; Miaa Annie Battle spent Toes
lay night with Misses Pearl and
Mrs. D. L. OxAer and Mrs. Elias
Ward went to Wilmot Monday./
Mrs. J. R. Messer visited Mrs. S.
W. Cooper Wednesday.
Misses Mary Battle, Eunice Tur
pin and Mildred Blankenship spent
Monday night with Miss Oma Gass.
Mrs. Sara Ann Gibson, of Sun
burst, is visiting among relatives.
, Miss Grace Davis, of Asheville, is
j visiting her 'brother, Mr. Ransom
Davis. " I
Mr. C. A. Bird has extended the
phone line to the home of Rev. J.
Mrs. C. R. Bird entertained her
school pupils and her Sunday
- . ' \ .is Saturday afternoon.
int, games, candy anil
, e the most important
U tkfl H? MP
A new piano in the home of Mr.
G. A. Kinsland.
Thfe farmers are all busy in this
section with their crops.
Mrs. Mary Hughes, of Qualla, was
in town Friday, shopping.
We regret to say that Mrs. Mae
Raby and children are moving to
Winston-Salem, where they will make
A large crowd enjoyed the exer
cise given by the school Friday after
Prof, and Mrs. Gibbs moved to
Whittier, Saturday after a success
ful school term here.
Mr. McKinley Farley, of Smoko
mont, spent the week end with home
Misses Ruby and Sallie Moody left
Saturday for Winston-Salem, where
they will^tay for a while.
Misses Florence and Cleo Brown,
and Nellie Nations, Messrs Addison
Mathews and McKcnlcy Farley at
tended the "commencement at'BarkerV:
Creek, Saturday night.
Messrs. Frank Hall, Horace Howell
and Rufus Mathews, of Qualla at
tended the exercise Friday after
noon at iv'.col here.
Misses Maggie and Annie Worlev
went kodaking S'ii:day.
Miss Lncy Ward was in town
Mr. Jim Farley is moving to town.
Mrs. Fannie Bumgarner is seri
ously ill. We hope for her a spevdy
Mrs. Lon Revis and .children vi-ut
ed her parents, Mr. and Mrs. P?nn
Mr. Davis returned Sunday to liis
work here on the bridge.
FOB LIVE STOCK GROWERS
For the amount of capital in
volved, probably no industry is
given so little scientific attention as
that of growing live stock? especial
ly by the grower who has but a few
animals. The live stock department
of the JOURNAL is designed to
furnish valuable information as to
tilt selection and care of live stock
and the principal articles are pre
pared by experts of the Department
of Agriculture at Washington. Hous
ing, feed, sanitation and many other
subjects are treated too, 'and the
man with the care and growing of
stock to sec to, will find information
of much value in this department.
The juries for the May term cf
the superior court were drawn as fol
lows, by the board of county com
W. 0. Allen, J. C. Monteith, L. II
Wood, J R. Jones, T. B. Buingarner,
J. L. Sutton, Robert Potts, Will C.
Brysoli, W. A. Hooper, Jno. Buchan
an, Sam F. Bryson, H. C. Bryson, J.
E. Monteith, W. E. Grindstaff, Jno.
Holcon:be, R. W. Fisher, Ed Wilson
J. II. Allison.
Jasper Wilson, J. R. Collins, J. H.
Middleton, R. C. Howell, Frank
Wood, F. L Henson, James Middle
ton, N. R. Christy, Guy Fisher,
Leonard Jones, L A. Melton, J. K.
Terrill, A. D. , Cowan, Columbus
Deitz, W. H. Buchanan, B. L Mon
COUNTY TO PAY EX
PENSES OF VETERANS
Acting under a statute allowing
such action, the county commission
ers passed an order, at their meet
ing, Monday, making appropriation
for paying the railroad fare for* any
Confederate veterans in the county
who desire to attend the reunion at
The action was taken at the re
quest of the B. H. Cathey Chapter,
UnitedDaughters of the Confederacy,
Mrs. J. H. Wilson and Mrs. E. L.
McKee appearing befdre the com
missioners, as a committee, re pre -
i Mating the Daog&Mh
PEOP. MADISON RESIGNS
Prof. Robert L. Madison, founder
and president of the CuUowhcc Nor
mal and Industrial School, has ten
dered his resignation to the board of
trustees, and A. T. Allen, has been
elected ^o fill the vacancy.
Prof. Madison will continue at the
head of the institution until the end
of the present term; but presented
the board with his resignation at
this early date, so he states, in onl?r
that his successor might have ample
opportunity for making his plans as
to the faculty and other arrangvv
^ments for the next term of the
Prof. .Madison has always had the
best interest of the Cullowhcc School
and the education of the youth o!
Western North Carolina on his
heart, and has a warm place in the
affection of the people. The board
of trustees has offered him another
position on the faculty of the school,
but it lias not yet been announced
whether lie will accept*
Pcof. Allen, the new head of the
school is one of the leading educators
of the state, and has devoted his tal
ent to normal and teacher training
work under the state board of edu
cation for many years.
The Cullowhec school i.s attracting
state-wide attention, as is shown b\
the following editorials from two ol
tbe leading dailies of North Carolina.
The Cullowhee School
The pre^s dispatches carry infoi
mation of the resignation of Profes
sor Madison, who has been head oi
the Cullowhee Normal and Industrial
School, in Jackson County, almost, i!
not from inception of that institu
tion. Mr. \\". W. Watt, of Charlotte,
who some years ago became a patron
of the school and was subsequently
given active opportunity in its de
velopment as member of the board
of trustees, attended the meeting at
which the change was, made, and
says the retiring president went out
of the ;>osilion with no charges of
any kind against him. His faithful
services were of just recognition ; li"
sometime since asked to be relieved
of the active work of the olliqe ami
holjls 011 until June, when his suc
cessor will assume office, Professor
Madison, meantime, being retained in
Mr. Watt, by tlic way, is one of the
men who had foreseen the great
possibilities in extension of the ed
ucational facilities at Cullowliee, and
he pestered the last Legislature to
the extent of half a million dollars
in new money for the institution.
By the same token, no time is being
lost in application of this fund. Tiio
trustees this week set aside $98,000
for completion of the two unfinished
wings to the dormitory ; $75,00 for
a steam plant and $.35,00 for a gym
nasium. Not far from the school an
excellent power plant site was dis
covered. A $50,00-dam is to be hnill
then' and that region will be brought
uifdfv the developing influences < !
clbMfcic jhov. er. The initial invest -
mo:--" will create a plant of sufficient,
capacity lo supply the present need
[ of the school and leave Some for
j merch; .idise purposes. Cullowliee is
; on the road to development, -into one
| of the State's finest institutions.?
Charlotte Observer. ' <
Pr:f. Madison Retires
Retiring I iv-n the presiHehcy oi
Cullowliee Ncr.ual and Iiidtistrinl .
School after twenty-five years of scr-J
vice, Prof. It. L. Madison leaves l*>
his successors in ol' ice a solid foun
dation ot' achievement. Through his
energy and enthr. 'asm, the schorl
has grown to the st;.-,e in which it is
recognized as a two year standard
normal institution and lire Legisla
ture, because of its good work, has
been generous in appropriations for
increasing its usefulness, i v iiis
personality and sound leai-iin'r.
Professor Madison has given i
thousands of young men and woine>: (
a new outlook on life and Iielpe*!
them to equip themselves for service
to the State in whatever field of'
work they chose.
A. T. Allen, State Director of
Teacher training, newly chosen Presi
dent of Cullowliee, is known through
out North Carolina as one of the
State's ablest educators. Under his
leadership Cullowliee School should
have a future filled with larger op- j
I porlunitics J'o'r furthering: the cause
J of education. ? Asheville Citizen. j
Sows and litters should run on
'clean lots to keep internal parasite;
down to a mini ii mm. ? i
TRIES TWO CASES
Deck Gibson was found -guilty ol
aiding and abetting in o]>erating a
blockade distillery. (Jib -on, who is
but IS vears ot pgc, was found at the
distillery lor operating which Tom
King was found, guilty two weeks
ago, and yoa:>g (iibson protested his
innocence, asserting that he ha-1
nothing to do with the still and that
he had gone lookiyg for King who
ov.ed hi.ii some money, and ha<l just
fun id lii;.! when the o'licers cninc up.
Cwiiig to the f::et that (iibson prov
ed iiu excellent character, and to his
youth, the court continued pra\Vr
i't.r judgement until the second Mott
d:|.v ill ? I line.
?T. C. L.I'.iss.aore, .Vernon Nicliol
.(.n am! Koy McCail were found
guilty of ;in assault and judgement
waS suspended upon pavment of tiic
The c'?urt will convene only 011 the
second M^rwh.ys in each month, here
si Her, :ind all justices of peace are
requested to make their papers " re
turnable to the recorder's court oil
the .second Monday of the month.
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R.L. Hyatt, of Qualla township,
was u])])(;iiiied tax supervisor for
this county, by a unanimous resolu
tion of tii<" county board of com
missioner . a! their regal:!)' monthly
.Mr. Hyatt will make his appoint
ments of township assesso rs within
a, few day*.
The commissioners made an order
sustaining the present valuations- oti
real estate in the county, as a whole,*
thoiJsrh the law makes it mandatory
lor the commissioners lo sit as a
board of appraisers at their .lune
meeting at which time complaints of
valuations 01 individual properties
must be taken up. and jhe board can
either raise of twwev -the "valuations
of individual tracts to compare wi<!i
11 . other valuations of the county.
S'rlLL TIX?, TO PLANT
hiili'Sirli, April ? Most of the; red
t'lovcr in North Carolina is sown up
on sum I i ?rniis in the .spring, states
E. lilirir, Extension Agronomist
for the Slate College and State De
partment of Agriculture. Air. Blair
points out tluit the advantages of
sowing ai (his time arc that the
ground contains plenty of moisture,
the seed will germinate ijuiekly, and
the dry weather of the fall, and
winter freezes will be avoided. Clover
sown ii! the spring must be put in
late enough t;> avoid severe freezing,
wiiicji will kill the plants when very
youni; ; and early enough to let them
?ret a good hold in the soil before the
feet. dry weatlier of summer. On an
between March 10 and April
in is a ,-afe ilaie.
Mr., tilaih states that it is just ai
important* 1<> sow clover seed in tho
j'irlit way as at the right time. Ho
; "Ti :e old way was to sow by
h." d : w!n 11 the <r round was heaved
i.p ,bv a i'?ty.e, depending on tln>
t:> cover t!ie seed as it settled.
A':iiwV>r wav was to sow the seel
suid tiarrov." or roll, l-heni in. Eac i
(?!' tiM'KC :.u tliod ;? r^jiiirc about fif -
teen pound i of seed |M*.r acre. More
recent e :p? ri< :ii*:.'iliowever, has shown
that tl'-e grain drill will do better
than either. The drill di tribute tin*,
seed more evenly, and covers thorn
b.'tlc io that each one has a bet
ter Viianc? to '.'row. Seven or eight
pounds ii. ;eer| per acre, sown with ;i
?.Train dilil, liiay be dej>eiidcd on to
?rive a bet'. :? ; J:.nd of clover th .11
:!fteen pmiij I . <w:i by hand. Clover
seed are always high in pric and
this difference is well worth savin**.
"A clover seeder may be attach
ed tf> t'.w drill at a small ccst. Tho
' t tyn.' runs the seed into tiie
? ? : > >p i:(s, other.; drop the scad
? f?f the discs. Soiae fertilizer
j.' ? . ?* always |>(> drilled in with
(?] 1 ???.!. tVr this ^ives a better
stf>:r*' ?' ? viirorous gttwth.
frojd ? . : ?ay be obtained by
in: vinvr tin . ? < v".? !: fertilizer arid
d<4r?hutH'. ?' .i- I ' through
. the drill".
Tie Home Er.'.nrniics Club w' l
'i ?(;,t ;;t the H'jfh School buildintr. on
Wednesday April 11, at three o'clock,
!!. s .Tone# will give a cottoge chee.se
' demonstration at this meeting.