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5150 the Year in Advance in the County
Sylva, N. C.f Wednesday, Feb, 2,1927
l - -
J&OOthe Year in Advance Outside Countj;
Hcmlcrsonville, N. C. Jan. 3?Noah
Hollowell, who this morning retired
from the regular newspaper field in
Hendersonville at the same time an
lounrt* iu the last edition of The
jfc?-s that he will at once start a farm
journal tor Western North Carolina.
fiie News has been consolidated
pith The Times and this leaves Mr/
Hollow''U free to devote his time to
i project he has long had in mind?
, farm ]>aper for the mountainous
iootio'i of the State. In his farewell
o the people of Hendersonville as a
jewspaper publisher Mr. Hollowell
ipeati of the co-operation he has bad
Cor the last 18 years and of the gon
>ral spirit of kindness and loyalty of
' His fnn journal will feature
fruit, poultry and dairy products. Mr.
Hollowell is asking so-operation and
jucouragcment from his friends and
from the farmers in Western North
jjarolina. He wants a trial subscrip
tion from as many persons over the
ires as possible.
John W. Goodman, district farmj
jgent, E- F- Arnold, former Hender
son county agent, and other leading
men have already endorsed the paper.
"I heartily endorse the proposition
for an agricultural paper fo rWest
trn North Carolina and it seems to
me that a paper will be of untold val
ue in this field of activity."
5. 0. I. WINS TWO
FROM WAYNE8VILLB XI1
The Sylva Collegiate Institute baa-!
ket ball teams defeated the Waynes
tille High cagers Saturday might in j
two hard fought games, the girls win
ning by cnlv one point, 21 to 20, and
the boys 27 to 22.
The ti. C. L girls got a good lead
in the beginning but by hard fighting
the Waynesville quint almost suc
ceeded in tying the score in the last
quarter. Lane led the visitors in scor
ing, making 13 points while Garret!
and J. Higdon of the home team tied
for honors, each making nine points.
In the boys game, too, the Yellow
Jackets got off with a lead, but werej
steadily pursued by the visitors until
in the last quarter the Waynesville
quint came within four points of ty
ing the score. Deitz of the Yellow
Jackets, took the sooring honors, mak
ing 12 points, while Howell deserves
much credit for his excellent floor
The line op, girls:
S. 0.1. Pos. Waynesville
Monteith (4) F McDowell (1)
Garret (9) F Phillips (2) |
Higdon J. (9) F Lane (13) j
Burford G Barker (4) I
Higdon W G Justice!
Higdon H G Davis j
S' C. I. Pos. Waynesville
The lineup, boys:
Watson (7) F Hooks (9)
Howell (4) F Stall (6)
Dillard C Ferguson (6)
Bryson (2) ' G Garrison
k't* (12) G Hyatt (1)
Substitutes: Moody (2) for Bryson,
Grindstaff for Moody. Referee: War
ARRENDALE goes to clay
franklin Press. ,
Mr. J. V. Arrendale and family will I
Ifave shortly for Clay county, where
has accepted the position of coun-i
*>' ^ent tor that county. He aad his
family have hundreds of friends in
Macon who will regret to see them
6?- Mr. Arrendale has been county
?6?nt here for four years and has
made an enviable record. The best
*^hes of the Press go with him to
^ new station.
Asters- prayer meeting
The Jackson County Baptist Miu*
Prayer Meeting, an oigani?
tion of the ministers in the Tuekasci
P* Association, will I meet att the
Baptist church here, next Tuesday
JOfiinp, mid hold an all-day session.
meeting was postponed fnrta
Uesday of this week because oi the
Meeting in progress, oonductedl by
J. G. Murray of Harmony? -
oyto* Collegiate Institute,
Totals 110 Horses
Hendersonville News, Jan. 27.
With an estimated loss in the coiui
ty of at least 110 head of horses as
? result of the botulism epidemic
whieh began here some weeks ago, it
is believed that the wave of deaths
has abont subsided and that from
now on .there will be only isolated
cases ijere and there in the county,
whieh will donbtless continue until
real spring weather sets in._
The first time this condition came
to public attention here was about
two weeks ago when it was announc
ed that already there had been sev
enty five deaths of horses from a di..
sease, most of the owners not being
able to comprehend just what was
the trouble wtih their horses, . but
many of them believing their horses
were suffering from rabies.
In the next three or four days, five
more had died.
Dr. R. E. Taylor, veterinarian be
gan the treatment of many horses
with a preventive serum, which he
advised, had not been known to fail
in his experiences in Kentucky in ;i
Since the wave became prevalent,
he has given injections to 350 head
of horses in the county. He states
that continued reports of deatlis of
horses came to his notice, so many
that he lost definite track of the
number. Dr. Taylor believes, howev
er, that 110 is the conservative esti
mate of the number of horses lost
during the course of the epidemic
The administration of preventive;
measures to 350 horses will doubtless
break the ravages of botulism in the
county, but there will be isolated;
deaths in the county until there is aj
change in feed for the horses.
JENKINS OFFERS TO PAY
FOR OFFICERS GASOLINE
v Jim Jenkins, the alleged rum rnn
whose wild ehase from the of
ficers of three counties, last Wednes .!
day, aroused all this section of the
State, has written the officers that'
if they will send him their bills fori
the gasoline they used in chasing him J
that he will pay them as well as pay- j
jng for the cow, that was killed on
Savannah, by Jenkins, according to j
a report from Franklin.
The liqnor car, being chased by of
ficers, is said to have passed through
Franklin at a speed of some sixty
miles an hour, beat the sheriff of
Macon county to his regular rendc
vous at the Tennessee River bridge,
by a matter of minutes, and passed
on into Jackson county. With two
other men and a big bull dog, the
driver, who is said to be a former au
tomobile and motor cycle racer, elud
ed deputy sheriffs above Dillsboro,
and passed on over a blast of dyna
mite on the roadway, speeded thm
Sylva at a terrific speed, passed oth
er officers on Balsam, took a part of
the automobile of the chief of police
of Waynesville, with him turned
down Pigeon street in that town, and
made good his escape.
Paul Revere, Ben Hur, and the oth
er famous riders of history are pik..
ers as compared with the runner of
Georgia rum, whose name is said toj
be known to police as Jim Jenkins.
? , GENEROUS OFFER j
? ? ?
The Waynesville Mountaineer,
through its editor, Mr. W. A. Band,
wired the Journal last week, making
the generous offer of printing the
Journal for us until the repairs eould
be made in our own shop. The Jour
nal, while it deeply appreciated this
neighborly offer of the Mountaineer,
did not avail itself of it, as we had
already made arrngements with the
Franklin Press to set up some type
for us. i I
The Journal now has its own shop
running and all^repairs have been
made. - '
PASTORS TO EXCHANGE
Rev. W. M. Robbins, pastor o^ the
Methodist chureh here and Rev. John
R. Chureh, pastor at Andrews, will
exchange pulpits next Sunday, Mr.
Robbins going to Andrews to preach
at the morning service, Mr. Church
preaching here at the same hour. Rev.
Mr. Church was, a few years ago,
pa&tor of the Methodist church at
Whiitwr. , ? v ,
?'? ??* ? * - ? -V
Says Mellon Will Develop
Huge Power in Mountains
The vast holdings of the Tallasee
Power Company, subsidiary of the
Aluminum Company of America, on
the Tuekaseegee, the Little Tennes
see and the Nantahala Rivers, will
soon be developed, if the story car
ried by the Asheville Citizen of Sun
day, is correct.
This vast power project, the titles
to which were bought a few years
ago have been lying idle, except that!
on the Choah river from which pow j
er plant the mills of Mellon at Mary-!
ville, get their power. The entire pro
ject is said by engineers to be capa
ble of developing more hydro-electric
power than the Muscle Shoals Wil
The Citizen's story follows:
"Restless energy that for count
less centuries has sent the Little Ten
nessee river and its tributaries roar
ing down through the Nantahala
mountain is soon to be harnessed by
a gigantic hydro-electlio develop
ment near Bryson City, it was leum
ed last night.
Plans for a series of dams on the
little Tennessee river that will involve
the removal of the Fontana branch of
the Southern railway company, neces
sitate the relocation of the main line
tracks of the Murphy division between
Bryson City and Bushnell for a dozen
miles or more and fill the famous
Nantahala Gorge with a lake, have:
reached a climax with the completion!
by surveyors and engineers of sever-!
al months work in that vicinity.
The development which will proba-j
bly be the largest in the mountains
of Western North Carolina will iur
volve the use oi water from at least
four streams, tributaries of the Little:
Tennessee and will cost $15,000,000, [
it was learned.
From Bryson CityytOtBushnell al
distance of approximately V2 -SWT
the lake will wipe out the rapids of j
the river that now roars in pictur-j
esque freedom and will cause the en
gineers of the railway company to
change the roadbed to a slightiy high
er level for a distance of several
The Aluminum Company of Amer
ica several years ago acquired power
rights ifl that section witfo the view
to some day exercising those rights:
with the erection of a huge hydro-,
electric plant. However the company!
lias made no formal announcement of
its plans and common knowledge re
ported from Bryson City, links the
name of the Southern Power company
with the project. A great many of"
the larger companies have affiliations
that are puzzling since the super pow
er idea was put into effect and some
mystery still surrounds the identity,
of the power behind the project
which is already beginning to show
with a number of manifestations in
The Foncana branch of the South
era Railway company, originally plan
ned to tap the marvelous hardwood
forests of the Nantahalas has more;
recently been operated as both aj
freight and passenger carrier. This
branch will virtually be done away
with when the huge lake back of the
mammoth dams fills the valley and
overflows the roadbed.
Inquiry in official circles in Wash
ington reveals that no application
for the power plant has been made
but further inquiry led to the belief
that such an application is not nec
cessary. as the Aluminum Company
of America purchased the land ' in
question some time before the act
giving the federal ]>ower body juris
diction was passed.
The presence of plants costing mil
lions of dollars is not new to the bas-|
in of the Little Tennessee river. It
x5'$n chat area that some of the
Aluminum company's heaviest invest
ments are located.
The largo plant already completed
ou the Tenussee and North Carolina
lina line was at the time it was fin- i
ished, the largest overflow danu in;
tiia world. The new plant, or Series!
of iplants will be further up the riv-!
and the work of combining the
waters of "several "fivers to feed the
giant turbines is already under way,
according to reports reaching Ashe
ville from Bryson City.
/From the Pigeon river development
announced several months ago by the
Carolina Power and Light company,
there will be a transmission line to
the industrial section that centers a-j
round Greenville, S. C., it is under
stood and the terrific power ranging
down from the mountains will be har
nessed to the industry of the Caro
lines under present plans.
Prospect Bright For
Favorable Action On
National Park Aid
Raleigh, Jan. 31?That there is
much favorable sentiment in the
house toward the Smoky Mountains
National Park proposition is evidenc
ed as the results of the vote taken
by the house on the joint resolution
introduced first in the Senate by
Senator Plato D. Ebbs of Ashevillc
to invite three members of the 'Na
tional Park Commission of Washing
ton to address a joint session of \tlio
general assembly relative to national
parks in general and the Smoky
Mountains National Park in particu
lar. The resolution was eventually
approved by the house in an over
whelming chorus of "ayes."
Although the vote on this resolu
tion can hardly be regarded entirely
as a test vote on the Smoky Moun
tains National Park there is no doubt
that this vote may be regarded as
something of an indication to that
end and certainly an indication that
the majority o| the members of the
house are interested in learning all
the facts possible concerning the park
proposal. And when a large number
of legislators show an open mind a
willingness to be convinced on any
subject then there is good probability
for convincing them. Thus observers
are saying Monday that the outlook
for a substantial appropriation for
the park is more hopeful than at any
However, the horizon is not by any
means free from clouds and that
there will be some determined oppo
sition to any substantial grant to the
park proponents in the form of a
bond issue, was evidenced ,in the at
tempt of Representative F. D. Win
ston of Bertie, to block the approval
of the resolution on the grounds that
a joint session for hearing speeches
was unconstitutional. The grounds on
Iwhich he opposed the resolution were
[entirely constitutional, Judge Win
ston maintained, but those on the in
side of things knew that this was but
the first outcropping of an attempt
that will be made later, with a num
ber of eastern counties in the lead,
to block any - good sized appropria
tion for the Smoky Mountains park.
It was also remembered that Judge
Winston has introduced a resolution
asking the Federal government to
take action looking toward the es
tablishment of a Federal game reserve
in the north eastern part of the
state including Bertie county.
Later, when asked by some .of his
colleagues what he had in mind when
he offered this resolution, Judge
Winston is said to have remarked:
"Well, the western part of the
state is asking for a National ]?ark,
so we in the east thought we had
j might as well ask the Government
for something, too."
The motion to approve the senate
resolution of Senator Ebbs was sec
onded by Rep. Harry Nettles of Bun
combe and a vigorous fight for its ap
proval was at once undertaken bv
jRep. Mark Squires of Caldwell,
chairman of the North Carolina park
The National Park Commission
and Secretary H .'rt Work of th6
May Have Extra
Session of Assembly
Raleigh, N. C.?With the present
session of the Legislature hardly
started yet, possibiltiy of another ses
sion one year from now is being tak
en in political circles.
The special session would be called
by Governor McLean to revise North
Carolina's taxation system.' If the
Legislature authorizes Governor Mc
Lean's plan ?to appoint a state tax
commission to make a report to the
legislators, it was pointed out it
would take "many months for the com
mission to do the job.
Proponents of the special session
]K)intcd out the impracticability of
attempting to make- any outstanding
reform at the present session. It
would take a year or more for the
commission to make a thorough stud}'
of the stuation, it was believed.
* Under the plan of Governor ? Mc
Lean the commission would not get
its information from the State gov^
eminent alone but from each of the
100 county governments also.
However Governor McLean when
asked about the pro|?osed extra ses
sion was won committed, declaring!
that discussion of an extra session
at the present time was premature.
DECLARES THAT HE'S ADVER
TISING MAN, THEN WRITER
William Allen White, of jhe Em
poria, Kansas, Gazette, was the guest
of tlio Advertising Club in New York
he haid Hint the'advertising men of
the nation have caused a revolution
in the United States.
"I am not afraid of the 'soap box'
cd" Mr. White declared. "It is the
advertising men who have caused n
revolution in the country. Advertis
ing columns are more powerful than
all the editorial pages in the world.
All things that arc the common lot
of Americans arc theirs because ad
vertising has aroused their desire to
have new things."
If advertising should stop, Mv.
White predicted, it would "cause
slow decay and ultimate collapse of
the entire world." The wide distri
bution of wealth in America is due to
the efforts of the advertising men,
Mr. White descrbied himself as "first
an advertising man and then a writ
'I am takng part with you," he
said, "in the great conspiracy to
make the world happier."
COMES TO SYLVA
We regret very much to report that
Miss Eleanor Ormand who has been
the most efficient Metropolitan nurse
here for over a year is leaving Feb.
1. She will take up Public Health
Nursing in Jackson County with
headquarters at Sylva. She will not
only be missed by each individual but
but churchy county and town.
Clarence Phillips of Macon to Mat
Derry Rhinohardt of Haywood to
Thomas M. Paschal of Atlanta to
Elizabeth Kohloss of Greensboro.
Alex Mathis to Docia Bureh. .
Interior, are anxious that North, Car-|
olina understand just what the Fed
eral government is willing and ready
to do with the Smoky Mountains
park, Mr. Nettles conferred with the
members of the house, with the -jo
suit that Congressman H. W. Tem
ple of Texas, A. B. Cammerer and
Major W. A. Welch, all members of
the commission, have been persuaded
to make a trip to Raleigh and stay
several days if necessary in order to
explain the situation.
"Congressman Temple is chairman
of the Foreign Relations committee
of the House, and is very busy due
to the present Mexican and Central
American situation," said Mr.
Squires, "but as soon as he is able
to get away, he and the other two
members of the commission will come
to Raleigh, probably next week. All
of these men have had long exper...
jiepce on the park commission, and
are in a position to speak authorita..
! tively aS to what will be done. It
is not only the courteous thing to
do but the duty of the general as
sembly to hear what these men have
'to say and to share in the informa..
jtion which they possess."
(Special to Jackson County Journal)'
Lincolnton, N. C., Jan. 30, 1927.?
Judge Walter E. Moore of Sylva, N.
C., presided over the January term
of Lincoln County Superior Court at
Lincolnton for the trial of bothi
criminal and civil cases. His Honor
made a favorable impression upon
the court officials and citizens gen
erally of Lincoln County, and the
Court officials and bar of Lincolnton
took sj>ecial notice of the court's im
partiality and fairness. This was the
first term of court over w^ich Hia
Honor presided since being elevated
to tlie position of Superior Court
Judge. The following resolution waa
passed by the Lincolnton bar and
"Resolved by the members of the
Lincolnton Bar and officers of the
Court, that we express our sincere
appreciation of the able, humane, and
dignified manner in which His Honor
Judge Walter E. Moore, lias presided
over our Superior Court at the pres
ent term. His able charge to the
Grand Jury, his kindly and dignified
demeanor on the bench, and his im
partial judgments have produced a
profound impression On the commun
ity and made for him as a man and
a judge a warm place in the hearts
of our people." <
The Sylva Phramacy is making ex
tensive improvements on the building,
"putting in a new front and other work
and is installing a complete new out
fit of fixtures in anticipation of the
big summer business.
Th eoffiees of Drs. Nichols, which
have been in the rear of the Pharmacy,
have been moved 'into commodious
quarters on the second floor of the
building, and the- Pharmacy will oc
cupy the entire first floor.
The work is being done by H. 0.
POINSETT GRILL WILL OPEN
The Poinsct Grill, will have its
formal opening this evening, in the
new Ray building. The Poinsett Grill
and Delicatessen, under direction of
Mr. and Mrs. Lytle, is Sylva's new-'
est enterprise. It has a splendid lo
cation in the new building erected by
Mr. Ray on the corner of Main and
Walnut streets. The furniture, deco
rations and fixtures are well selected,
and the establishment presents a
HENDERSONVTLLE news sold
The Hendesronville News, owned
and published by Noah M. Hollowell,
for the past twenty years, has been
sold by him to the owners of the
Hcndersonville Times for $30,000,00.
The new owners have consolidated it
with the Hendersonyille Times, and
the new publication will be known
a- the Times-News.
Mr. Hollowell will immediately be
gin to ride a hobby he has nourished
for some time, that of publishing a
farm journal for Western North Car
Mary Allison of Sylva, Elizabeth
Daniels of Dillsboro and Annie
Brown of Cullowhee have entered the
"Seeing Southern Shrines Contest"
and have begun enrolliny the children
of Jackson County as members of the
Childrens Founders Roll of the Stone
Mountain Memorial. Any child up to
eighteen years of age, regardless of
ancestry,, may enroll by paying the
membership fee of $1.00, and every
parent is urged to enroll all of their
children within the age limit.
MRS. ALLISON IMPROVING
Friends of Mrs. S. C. Allison, who
lias been seriously ill for a week or
more, will be glad to learn that she
js somewhat improved, at present.
'? Tom Tarheel says he sold his corn
to hogs at two dollars per bushel last
year when lie was only offered seven
ty five cents on the local market.