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$150 the Year in Advance in the Countv ~ i a i' .T ? ?
~ ; Sylva, N. C.,Wfectnegday, January 5,192* $2.00 the Year in Advance Outside County
Representative Cyrus H. Nicholson
pi Jackson county, Senator R. J.
Roane of Whittier, Representative 0.
p'. W illiams of Swain, Representa
tjVc Altin Solesby, of Macon, Sena
tor Tlwmns Slrinvfield of this gen
i:il district ana other members of
the (icneral Assembly, from Wester^
Xorili Carolina, left the first of the
v: ?'k i or Raleigh to assume their du
tio; in the assembly.
l). T. Fountain, lawyer from Edgo
; :.i'k' county was elected speaker of
tiv hiiiise. and Senator W. Lunsfard
I.oinr of Halifax, president pro tern
oi ilit" senate.
R. Fritz Smith of Wake county;
v:;> named Senate reading clerk,'by
?j'f to 1<> over Jojju D. Beriy, also of
Wake. after both candidates J$d giv
Vcii decolorations of their reading
nlyii'y.^ V '' - <<??' ,
1>. Martin of Yadkin, unop
jx^ed. became Senate principal clerk;
O.J\ Shell of Harnett county, unau
i|iiou-!y -selecled sergeant at arms
(!cct. and Captain J. A. Biysou of
IWider-ioii county named assistant
soi-ireau^t. arms by acclamation. The
Sfi\atoriat caucus lasted but 30 rninu
t:us against the House caucus twoi
hours of oratory an,d lmmor and se-,
ri'-ns keynote address of Speaker-elect i
Fountain which closed the House
caucus. ' ;
1 Aw the TTruse,, minor officers-elect
Principal clork, Alex Laasiter, Ber-'
ti > county renominated unanimously. ?
Rending clerk, David P. Delliiyreiy
Gastoiiin. winner 5j3#to 43 over Xeeci
ha.'iyP. Mangum, Wake county.
Ktisrro-siuir clerk, Miss Rosa P. j
Mund. Cabarrus county, renominated
Scrcaaut at arms Major John A.
Lisk, Montgomery county, 87, one
of Stonewall Jackson pall beard's,
winiri\ "2 to 42 over C. M. "Higgift.?,
Assistant Serjeant at arms, Major
"Hellrciser" Wodehouse, Currituck
c.mnty, unanimous, with keynote i
speech ''every single man and lady
will he proud of the selection" and
concluding good humor of the paeked
CO. BOARD OF AGRICULTURE
MEETS SATURDAY, JA3T. 10TH
Tho Jackson County Board of A"ii-i
cslturc consisting of a representative
from each township and from tho
Sylva Chamber of Commerce will
have a very important meeting in
the countv agent's office ?t the court
house on Saturday morning, Jan
uary 151 h at 9 o'clock. The represen
tatives acting for tha various town
ships' Yor the past year will bo in
charge at this meeting. These rep
resentatives arc as follows: R. C.
Howell, Qualla; T. S. Nations, Bar
ker's Creek; M. Y. Jarrett, Dillsboro;
Erastus Buchaaan, Green's Creek; N.
IligUon, Savannah; C. R. Moody, Syl
^a; F. II. Brown, Cullowhce; Will
Lewis, Webster; J. L. Lovedald, Cau
ey Fork; J. J. Hooper, Tuckascegee;
M. K. Mai hews, Canada. W. A. Hen-j
son, Hamburg; Marian Moody, Moun
tain; T. A. Dillard, Cashiers; J. A.
Allman, Scott's Creek; and Jno. It.
Jones, Sylva Chamber of Commerce.
This meeting will be held for the
purpose of checking up on the plan
of work wc had for the past year
i:i?l making out the plant for the ag
ricultural development of Jackson
County for this coming year. Various
problems in connection with tho plan
; iul \y ,rk iH the entire county will be
discussed. And every thinking farm
er is urged to write or see his town
ship representative before this mcet
Ii,-C about any farming problem he
leels should i e?eivc consideration and
attention in his township.
Jno. R. Jones, Sec. of Board.
C. W. Tilson, County Agent.
WORKING ON NO. 10.
The maintenance forces, under Pa
trolman C. C. Mason, aro working on
the mi paved stretch of highway No.
1" just east of Sylva, putting it in
Hood condition. An application of
crusluM stone is being placed on the
roadway and it is stated that this
*ill be rolled and oiled in the early
Militarism Big -?-l
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Brevard News.' v.
l Qaoling statistics to show that the
United States spout 4 billion dollars
Jon the army and navy in the last
- six years, this amount being three
times as much as France spent dur
ing the same period, Rev. 0. L.
Simpson in^ a Christmas sermon Suu
day morning at the Methodist church
charged that this country is fast be
"We are spending more for mili
tary and naval purposes than France,
Italy. Germany and Russia. President'
Coolidge disclosed recently that we
have 550,000 hum uitylfv arms. That
constitutes a record for peace timo.
Why this bv'.'-tling array ofnrmn-'
lnem.. at a time when no powers ou
the earth threaten our peacet'-JWe are
.dupes and -faoH if ?t this season we
idly prattlp* about peace and good:
.will and aA unaware\of onr' national!
status relative to the jone most un-|
christian," i&imoral social usage known!
to man." , (r ^ I
' Mr. Simpson, who is an ex-service
man and whose travels in Europe
soon after the armistice, afforded
him an opport unity to make an ex1*
haustive study of the western front,*
said, most men who entered the ser
vice did so from a fine sense of duty;
on the promise that it was a "war to
end war." "We know now," he said,'
"that war does not end war. It digs
more graves, breaks more hearts, un
coils more h'ssing hates, degrades
more varieties of human nature than
any other legalized institution,. But
it docs not end war. The only way
to end war is to outlaw it.',( i/Mr
Simpson quoted passages from Seu
ator Borah's Senate1 resolutions oii
the outlawry of war. He declared
himself in favor of the resolutions
solely pn the ground of a sincerej
effort on his part to be a Christian, j
An attractive feature of the scr,
vice was the excellent Christmas mus|
ic. The anthei%'' The Infant Jesus,",
was unusually effective.
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U. N. C Alumni
With the cleetion of J. N. Wilson
as President, II. E. Buchanan as sec
retary-treasurer, and Geo. W. Sutton
aa vice-president, the Jackson Coun
ty Alumni Association of the Univer
sity of North Carolina was erganized
in Sylva on the evening of Doeembtr
The throe officers and W. E. Bird
and F. E. Alley, Jr., were named it
the executive committee of the asso
ciation. , ' t
There was present at the meeting:
Ji N. Wilson, F. L. Hooper, Dan M.
Allison, Monxoc Madison, W. E.
Bird, C. C. Buchanan, Geo. W. Sut
ton, Oscar D. Biddy, J. E. Keener, F.
E. Alloy, Jr., M. "Buchanan, Jr., C.
E. English, C. W. Allen, H. E. Bu
chanan, Conrad Nichols, W. R. Enloe
and S. W. Eiijloe, Jr.
Prof. Robert L. Madiitcn, a former
trustee of the university, was unani
mously elected as an houary member
of the association.
A motion was carried requiring ail
members of Ihc Jackson County As
sociation to become members of the
Harry E. Buchanan was elcctod p.s
the delegate to the district meeting
to be held in Ashevillc on January
! 14, with J. N. Wilson as alternate,
j The next meeting of the assoeia
i tion will be held on January 21.
SYLVA METHODIST CHURCH
Preaching Sunday morning at 11
o'clock. No services at the evening
hour, as the pastor goes to Dillsboro
All the other services at their usnal
hour. v >
If you want to make this the hap
piest year of your life, attend every
, service of the Church that you pos
jsibly can and bring some one wiili
you A good New Year's resolution,
"Feeling the need of all the spiritual
help that I can get for myself and
for the encouragement of others, T
pm resolved, Gcd helping1 no,
I attend all the services of my church
[this year that I possibly can."
Be sure and come Sunday morning
and bring some one with you.
There were 283,482 farms i^ North
Carolina in 1925 and 24,983 of these
farms were mortgaged. The amount
of the mortgages was only 36.4 per
I cent of the value, however.
Does Not Motion, the Great Smoky
Mountains Park V
A recommendation of $30,C
!00 bond tfssuc, iH carry i'oi W|
slatf? highway building, pro
the next two years," ivas a fe<|
the message ol' Uovernir Af.cl
t v: - .. *..
the gen:rai k^embiy, deliver.
Tiie Goventfiy whik* iio rei'irja
many mailers 01 i:il ei\ vi, to uflj
did not mcniioir the Great.
Mountains Xiitioiii 1 Park. ^3$
of the Highway Program, the Govern.
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4" ^jjiiring Hie calendar year o?t$
contacts were let for the eoi:
tior. p| 1,414.2 miles, coating -$24,
622,423jami during the calendar your,
of 1926 for 1,1(J2.9& miles costing
$20,7^2,5 i.'j, iaai::i;g a grand total
the two-year jwriod of 2,oi7 miles,
involving expenditures toiaiing $40,->
354,928. 01', this, $12,901,585 was de
rived from county loans.
There arc now outstanding bopds
ami) bond suUieipation notes is9()ied
for highway ('obstruction aggregating
$85,000,000, together yith ar addi-i
tional $(500,000 tor the obstruction!
of the Chowan liiver Bridge, author-!
ized by the 1925 General Assembly.? j
After couriering every 1 phase Jtfj
the situation a& it relates to the $-i
suHiice of further highway bonds, Jf i j
recommend thai v^r issue within tfte
calender years of 1927 and lb_u t|
sum of $30,000,000. these- bonds
mature in etpal installments of $1^!
500,000 nnnuallv, the first installment,
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to be paid one year from July 1,
1927, and the remainder in equal ar?,
nual installments continuing over a
period of nin$cen years from thit
date, to b? paid out of current reve
nues. : /'
Further, I rocoii(mend that short
I term rioted bo issued at any time
jailer April 1, \P2i, in anticipation,
jot' the sale of these bonds. From in
; format ion I have received, from the
jehriinnan of the State Highway Ccui
:mission, I am satisfied that this $30,
;000.000 toother with the aniuunt re
iceivcd from Federal aid and from
! surplus highway revenues, will pro
vide ample funds for highway con-,
' struct ion during t!ie coming biennium.
I am sure /that' any plan for the i -;
jsuanee of bonds in excess of)? 0,000,
000 for higJn>av purposes at this time
would bs c:cV 'edin-J/ unfortunate, es
pecially in vi\w of. the fact that bonds
1 for permanent improvements for in
stitutions and also $2,000,000 for the
iveterans' Ionn fund will have to be
authorized at this session. It must bo
constantly borne in mind that the
most important consideration is to
handle tliis important business in, sue'i
a way that the highway program can
be gradually continued without im
posing too high an interest rate or
dis-arran ;:ng the general credit
structure of our State."
T!ie governor praised the executive
budget sysiem, adopted by the last
general rs:e:nb!v and stated that the
system is working "with a remark
able degree of success."
The Salary arid Wage Commission
also came in For commendation, and
the Govern- r recommended" that the
assembly continue the commission.
Governor McLean also commended
the appointment of Hie commissioner
of pardons, and conduct of the pris
ons of the state.
The work of A. J. Maxwell and T.
M. Bailey in dealing1 with "Blue Sky
Law" violators was praised, and the
?governor pointed out the need of a
federal "Bluec Sky Law."
1 The work of the board of health
officials was praised as having been
I t ^ m
i efficient, and a recommendation
I . j
made that the work bo continued ef
! The governor did not recommend
any change in the educational sys
tem, such as had been hoped for in
[some quarters, in order to give a un
jil'orm stale system of public educa
tion, but advised the continuation of
the" equalization fur.d, and admitted
defects in the system. Summing up
the educational work the Governor
11 Kcalfoiiig that in spite of the
great progress we have made, there
remained unsolved many serious prob
lems lo both administrative coiitrol
,end financinl system which ought to
be given immediate and earnest con
sideration, i requested the last Gen
eral Assembly to provide for an Ed
'ucmional Commission, whieh it did.
This Commission was charged with
|the responsibility of making a com
plete investigation of the cost of our
educational system, the means of j
collecting and disseminating accurate
information^ as to the system and ree-j
|ommending measures for its improve
jment*. As Members of this Commis
' sion, I appointed able and conscien-'
tious men and women to investigate
and report their findings of fact, to- j
gether with recommendations, to this j
session of the (General Assembly. The
personnel of the Commission repre
sents both school administrators and
taxpayers. I hope you will find in
this report, when it is presented to
you, such material as will enable you
lo formulate/curative measures for
present deficicnces and guide you
generally in your deliberations on the,
subject of education. It is highly im
portant that) the public schools shall
function alon<j the lines it was intend
. ' .1
ed they should function, rendering
maximum efficiency, as they have 10
do with the greatest number of peo
ple and the widest range of our pop
ulation. They must not only be made
highly efficient but must be so con
stituted and governed that they will
forever merit and win the respect and
confidence of the people of the wnole
State. For them to fall short o^ t^is
would be failuVcr"b^^duc^boniaI sys
tem cannot progress without the con
fidence of the taxpayers."
Agriculture was referred to and ii
was said that the industry should re
ceive the "fostering care of state
and national governments;" but the
farmer was told to work out his ow:i
It was stated that progrqy?s has
been made in law enforcement, and
that there have been no lynchiugs n
tiie state within the past six years.
Additional superior court judges
The judicial conference was refer-1
red to as having been "productive }f j
lla.il and water transportation, was:
mentioned, and a recommendation
made that the fight for fair and cquit
able freight rates be continued.
I Uettcr supervision of the fish and
oyster industry and further develop-'
ment of the hatcheries was recom
J A uniform state game and fish law
was pointed out as a necessity.
A modern and uniform Law of
weights and measures was recom
A law requiring an operator's li
cense for drivers of motor vehicles
was recommended and was amend
ment to the railroad erasing stop
The governor favored the beautifi
1 cation of the state highways.
I The problem of taxation, especial
ly local taxation, was presented to
the assembly to bo worked eut on
better basis and unproved methods of
'county government were recommend
j In conclusion the governor stated
that other matters of importance
would be presented later, and friends
of the Smoky Mountains National
Park are hopsful that this is one of
the "other matters of importance.*'
COUNTY TO HAVE NURSE
The commissioners of Jackson coim
ty, at the meeting Monday, voted to
employ the services of a public health
nurse for the county, during the next
. The salary of the nurse is not to
exceed $2500, $1250 of which is paid
by the state, and the salary is not to
begin until the nmrse is on the job
and at work.
THe nurse to fill the newly created
j position has not yet been employed.
For the New Year
As a means of promoting health
and happiness,, the following New
Year Resolutions are advised by the
Board of Health.
I shall have a complete physical j
examination made by my family,
physician at the earliest opportunity,
to determine if any defects exist,
which if corrected now, would pre
vent serious organic trouble in, later
life. ? , . I
I shall give my children protection
from diptheria by having my family
physician make them immune to this
disease by administering toxin-anti
toxin, particularly to all children
i from G months old to 7 years,
i I shall safeguard the health of my
! family and community from small
pox by the only known method lo
i prevent this disease?that of vacei
I shall do everything possible to
prevent the spread of communicable
diseases by' not unnecessarily expos
ing my children to infection from oth
ers who are victims of diseases term
ed "catching," and by keeping the:it
from school when, suffering with sus
picious colds, or running temperature
that they may not be a source of in-!
fection to others. I
I shall promote birth registration
in my community by being certain
that my children, arc properly regis-,
tercd with the vital statistics depart-:
ment of the State Board of Health,
and by ascertaining if the physicians!
of my community are properly regis-;
tering all local births.
I shall insist on my family taking j
typhoid vaccine to prevent typhoid
I shall give my city and county!
health officials every assistance pos-J
si?>le in making my home community j
one of the mest healthful spots m
I shall drive my car in a manner
that Trill not endanger my own life
nor the lives of others.
Where Winter Dairying
Pays in a Big Way
Carlton Ledford (luring October
and November was getting $10.00
every two weeks for his cream. Sinec
opening his silo he has had a steady
increase. His last cream elieck w;is
nearly $25.00 for two weeks. Carlton
has four Jersey cows, and two com
mon milk cows that lie had been using
for famil\r use. One of his Jerseys
is dry and will be in in one month.
On his three Jerseys and the surplus
from these two common cows with
the use of silo, he is realizing pract
ically $50.00 per month. During Oct
ober and November before he was
feeding common roughage supplemen
ted with soy beans, he was getting
$10.00 every two weeks or $20.00 per
month. The first two weeks after op
ening his silo his cheek went up to
$15.00 and last week it went up t,o
$21.00. A silo to Carlton Ledford
looks like a return of about $30.00
p.-^r month. Don't you believe it pays?
His silo cost him 64.45 and' will last
ten or fifteen years. This is why all
the farmers arc clamoring for County
agent work. And this is why they are
putting out the effort to keep him.
Gay County News..
BUYS CHEVROLET COMPANY
N. Don Davis has purchased the
Jackson Chevrolet Company, and has
secured the associate agency for the
Chevrolet Automobiles, with the Cul
lowhee Motor Company.
In addition to the Chevrolet sales
[rooms, will conduct a general garage
and filling station. He has associated
with him, as chief mechanic, Mr. S.
! A difference of over 1,000 pounds
| of legume hay per acre was secured
where land was limed as compared
with a similar unlimed area in teats
made by North Carolina farmers last
i . i_
Five demonstrations with soybeans
showed a yield of 4,G06 pounds of
hay per acre where one ton of lime
1 was used on the land as compared
| with 3,822 pounds of hay per acre
where no lime was used.
The farm population of North Car
olina in 1925 was 1,446,881 persons.
Of this number 937,001 were white
LEFT BY DUKE
Somcrville, N. J., Jan. 4.?The es
tate of the late James B. Duke, tob
acco Manufacturer and philanthropist
was worth $89,704,859.66 at his death,
according to a petition for ft first
accounting filed in surrogate courts
Friday. Money paid out for taxes
administration expenses, legacies and
trust funds since Mr. Duke's death
in 1925, cut the value to $53,451,770
Legacies were paid and trust funds
sot up to the amount of $36,253,080,
while taxes and the administration
of the estate cost $,957,710.
The bulk of the estate, or $62,443,
383, was made up of stocks and mis
cellaneous bonds, while $18,605,700
was invested in government, state
and municipal bonds.
Cash notes and accounts receivablo
The executors arc Mr. Duke's wid
ow, Analine II. Duke, .and George C.
Allen and William P. Perkins.
W. N. C. PASTOR'S CONFERENCE
Bryson City Baptist Church Jannary
11 and 12, 1927
Tuesday A. M. Discussion: Divorce
10:45 Devotional, .T. S. Smiley.
11:00. Cause and Effect, George C. /
11:30. Divine and Civil Laws Govern^/
ing Divorce Compared and Con
trasted, J. H. Wilson. J
12:00. Neon Lunch, t,
Tuesday P. M. Divorce Evil, Contin
ued. , .
1:15. Devotional, W. H. Buchanan.
1:30., S uteres ted action on part of
both the state and the church as
corrective remedies, A. V. Joy- ,
2:00. The Divorce Evil as type of
apostate chnrch, J. H. Ford.
2:30. What should be that attitude of
ordained ministers and the chnrch
toward re-marriage of those un
scripturally divorced, J. M. Wood- .
3:00. Business and adjournment
Tuesday Evening? .
7:30. Devotional, Algie West."
8:00. Sermon?The Ideal Christian
Home, T. L. Sasser. ?!.
Wednesday: Discussion?Nen* Testa
ment Chnrch. ? * . ^V - 1 ? ^
9:45 A. M. Devotional, George > C.
v Snyder. ? V .</
10:00. The Origin and Meaning of the
Church, T. C. Buchanan. J N
10:30. The Head of the Church, A. B.
11:00. Tlie Body of the Churches, H.
11:30. The Organization of a Church,
R. L. Creal.
1:00 P. M. The Ordinances of the
Chnrch, C. T. Sisk.
1:30. The Mission of the Churches,
W. P. Elliott.
2:00. The final glory of the Churdies,
! NOTE:?Free entertainment will
be furnished all visiting brethren
VIOLENT DEATHS IN N. C.
IN 1926, EXCEED 1,600
Raleigh, Jan. .>??Violent deaths in
\orth Carolina last, year exceeds 1,
State hoard of health reports show
1,313 violent deaths during the first
eleven months of the year. This num
ber docs not include deaths from the
j violent forms of disease.
Automobile accidents again took
the largest toll. In 1925 the total wns
376. This year it was 352 up to No
vember, with one of the heaviest
?months to be added.
I Burns caine next in fatal results.
The first eleven months of 1926 saw
245 North Carolinians burned to
death. December was expected to run
j the total to nearly 300. In 1925, 259
j died from this cause.
j Homicides showed a slight de
ierea.se. The estimated number in 1926
was 225, based on 194 for the first
eleven months. In 1925 there was 260.
Suicide ran slightly better than
even, an estimated 135 against 128
Faith without works is worth little,
so are pledges without action. The
business-like farmer ^till begin now
to plan liifl crop acreages for thf