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J50 the Year in Advance 111 the County, Sylva, N. C., Wednesday, February 16, 1927 J $2.00 the Year in Advance Outside County
Tl?> of .Governor McLean
t0 ,|,t. tirc:il Mnoky Mountain Na
tional I'aik bill, lias been assured and
lir.ill.v all opposition to its pas
^'1(, iiiivii'-ii the j**n,eral assembly
dk-ipated. through amend-!
wints io ilK' bill offered by its prp..j
*o uir .-is the North Carolina jyen-|
fnt| assembly is concerned the park
j< established. The friends of tho
bill anticipate no further trouble 111
j|,e lethalure. '? ? ]
f!,^s'rir.>Misr the amendments is the
provision t hat no part of the State
b;tiul i>>i?' ()t ^-,<><^>,000 authorized
iii the h'ij 11 Income available until
adequate f'mds have been assured for
) the pur?,l"lst' am,s both North
Carolina Pmd Tennessee which the
SrretarvW the Interior shall desk?-'
liate ''iueiieral development for,
XatUal I'ark purposes."
I'tuler tlu' aet/of Congress the See-|
retarv ot the interior may accept a
niiiiinaim acreage ot .150,000 "to be!
administered and protected by the)
National I'ark >crviee" but no "<ren-:
ertl development" can be undertake::
ihitil an itrea. set at 4:28,000 acres !i:is
been acquired and turned over to the!
As oris;':ially drawn the park bill
called iVr the 'ssu<> of the Stat:1'.**
bonds-as soon as the State of Ten-.j
nessee >lioiild acquire 75,000 acres, its'
halt"of the minimum acreage that the'
coveniment will accept. The amend-:
nifntHolds n|> the issue of the bonds
until funds have been assured to ae-i
dtiire the ? minimum acreage which '
the government will take over for!
The bill further changed to proyrae!
that not alone the North Carolina!
Park Commission but also the (?ov
ernor and Council Oi' State must find
that the necessary funds for acq uir-1
iii;; the lull develo]>ment acreage ai^e
Tlie-A-c-siilt is that, 'although the
State will authorize a.$2,000,000 bon<j!
issue-. the authorizing is sO hedged
that the Park' people must \first go
out aiici iret art, amount of^monev
w!|inli when ^uppljt-nietned by t lio'
Stite appropriation Vill he sufficient!
to acquire 4^8.000 acres of land in]
tlutpiirk si real of North Carolina nnd;
Tennessef instfctd of the 150,000 acrefsJ
Tlu ne.t (lea; lire was accepted en
thusiast iealiy hv the park advocates,
however. They declared that See-1
retarv of lnteriorv)Vork had assured j
them that when i^. jbecame known
iliat North l aiolina was ready to put |
up fi.OOO.OUO tor a national park
the1 rest of the country would pro
vide the additional funds necessary.
fWntgrv \Y;>rk. it was said. suggest-;
pJ tlie cjiaiige, and Governor McLean
and Oovernor IVay were reported to
to' in agreement.
Although delaying the actual ac
quisition of land in the North1 Caro
ling park area, the bill makes pro
vision lor the institution of proceed-j
mis to protect the forests in the.
a'<>a pending its acquisition. The
pfirk eoinna.-ision, for example, may
go into th(. courts and enjoin owners
ironi (nutuiii' tjinber on designated
P:l>k lands and according to Senator
Piato Khjis, of Buncombe county, con
demnatiim proceedings looking to the
wquisition nf the land may be insti
^itli the introduction of the amend
fd bill in the Senate today, opposi
tion heretofore raised against the
"""isurc hided and those leading ihe
Movement anticipated smooth sailing
,n both the upper and lower Houses.
Senator. Hancock, who in a statement
Saturday had declared their opposi
h'.n to the hill as then drsiwn, an
"ounccd today that the amended bill
have their support. They, as
**'l as the hulk of the opposition in
J'1 Wes had insisted on their
lo support any movement that
?*ou!d insure the establishment of a
? a,ioiial park in the North Carolina
'"ountain,-, tho lines of cleavage cen
J^ed on the matter of "safe guard
the state's ' interests" as the
?pp0sii ion put it.
The linrk people seemed certain
raising of the necessary funds
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A delegation of 12 Macon county
citizens left Franklin Tuesdav for
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Raleigh, to appear Wednesday. ;al'tei
noon at the legislative committee
hearing on the Smoky Mountain park
bill, and to urge favorable action on
The delegation represented the
county, the town, and the Franklin
Chamber of Commerce',' and other cit
izens went simply as individuals.
Representing the county was the
entire board of county commissioners
composed of C. R. Cabe, Porter
Pin-son, and Charles II. McClure;,ns
representatives of the town were
Mayor R. L). Sisk and Alderman T.
W. Angel and W. L. Higdon; a(id
Henry G. Robertson and Gilmer
Jones, president and director, respec
tively, went as representatives of Hie
chamber of commerce. In addition,
Tvr.uk I. Murray, clerk of the court,
took a car full of citizens going simp
ly as interested individuals.
The matter of having representa-j
tivp delegation from Macon county
at the hearing was called to the at
tention of tlio local chamber of com
merce by telegrams from Don S.;
EHas, of AsheviUe, and the Ashcvillcj
Chamber of Canimerce. and the ques-j
t ion was .'discussed Moonday night at
a joint meeting of the board of coun-j
ty commissioners, the town board,!
and thp7'board of directors of the
chamber of commerce.
ONE LICENSE ISSUED
Only one marriage license was is
sued dicing the past week, that being
!??W<rtO-~Neffen-Qumr tmd Gotinda
to supplement the state bond issue
tor acquiring the' minimum acreage
tor general ( development, 'will be. ;i!
task that ran be quickly accomplish- J
ed. They were giving?great weight to'
Secretary Work^s reputed statement
that wealthy philanthropic interests
in the East /Would be found generous
ly disposed toward the park 'propos
al. Major \V. A. Welch, superintend
ent of the palisades Interstate p^rk
in New York and one of the( most
active boosters of the Smoky Moun -
tain* park project told members of
the North Carolina commission that
lie would place his bands on two
and a halt; million dollars within,
thirty days. ,
Governor McLean would not say
this afternoon when he would make
public hi* attitude toward the
amended bill but he left newspaper
inquirers convinced that be woul l
speak out within a few days. A!
statement from him will contribute ?
much toward solidifying support for:
Amendments To Bill
j The amendments to the bill, in their'
exact wording, provide that the, state i
bond issue shall become available
,'when the North Crolina Park com-!
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i mission shall find r
"A?That the secretary of the,
interior has in pursuance of the act)
of congress designated the areas to j
be acquired wit hip the states of |
North Carolina and Tennessee for
j general development for National
j park purposes as provided in said |
1 act of Congress.
"R?That adequate financial pro
vision has been made by or on be
half of the State of Tennessee tor
i the purchase of its portion of the
| designated area set forth in section
four hereof which lies within the
I state of Tennessee.
"C?That adequate financial pro
! vision including the amount appro
bated here today has been made to
purchase that part of the said area
' to be designated by the secretary of
'the interior lying within the state of
j North Carolina"
j And this further provision is add
4' Section 27, after the findings of
said commission as above set out
'shall have been made, and if and
' when the gov.ernor and council of
state shall have also made the find
ings as set out., in sub sections A. B.
J and C. of Section 26 of the park, then
the said bonds shall be issued as
j herein provided."
By Three Points j
Sylva High School suffered J to,
first defeat in 4(i consecutive games,!
at the Iiands of the Ashcvillc 'Hi^'h I
basketball team, Monday evening', 011 j
the West jAsheville court, by a score j
of 36 to 33. The game was in the
elimination contest for the state high
school championship, and the largest
crowd, ever to witness a basket, ball
game in Asheville, proiuhn.ced it one
o;' tin- best and most si>ectaeiilar on??
ever played in this part of the state.
A large crowd of Sylva people we?*o
on hand to s<?e the game and had high j
hopes of defeating Asheville High j
and bounding^ on to the state chain?j
pionship, although Barnes was .it i
home with a sprained ankle.
The sport editor of the Ashevillc j
Citizen said of the game:
It was a merry battle between
a team well schooled in teamwork, 1
passwork and generalship against a;
team composed of individual talent 1
which lias never been exceeded on any;
local court. Between Fincannon,
Freeze and Ensley, Sylva prcscniedtj
three of the most perfect shots I haVej
ever seen, but with all of their abili
ty it was 110 match for thcMaroons'
Although the Maroons guarded woll;
at least with a guarding they thought
was sufficient to cope with their op
ponents, it was sufficient in the first
half, but in the second half all three
Sylva sharp shooters began bombard
ing the Maroon basket from all sec
tions of the court and the funnyf
thing about it was most of them sunk'
through the mesh regardless of Uie
This? barrage came down like rain
tiff a roof. The ball bounced in a
steady stream off the backboard and
then Fincannon, the lanky Sylva cen
ter would swish one through the air
from mid court,' and Knslev would
come charging down the sidelines to
drop in english shots that no one but
the'basket could stop. It did. Brown
or Chakalcs, two Maroon guards,
were powerless to stop tins flow audi
the game soon/ emerged into a battle:
royal with a handsome lead obtained;
by the Maroons in the first three;
periods just about wiped from the!
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.Tumping the first three periods of
tlie same for the time booing', Mie
fouftll opened with the Maroons hold
ing anil point lead and (seeihingly
in control of ;the game. Then the
Sylva fireworks began to pep, and,
believe us, they popped with some
thing more than pla^n j>ops. Down
the sidelines swept Freeze and swish
went ji goal/'f)own the center came
Fincannon af)-zowic-went another.
Then Freeze. Then Fincannon hi id
worry settle<] over the Maroon sode
of the gym and caused about Vive
tontrues to begin to drag.
With one minute left to play the
Maroons took the only alternatice i
that was left. They "froze" the ball
and in our humble judjinent.that was
the way they advanced to the next
round of the state elimination series.
That one minute of "freezing" al
though awkward and at one time
almost costly, was Sylva's downfall,
j Had they taken advantage of Ashe
1 ville's holding the ball in their ter
I ritory, they might have won the game
Sylva was baffled completely "lur
ing the first half. Between George
Rogers, Captain Paul 1 Worl?y N and
Billy Estcs, Sylva saw little of the
ball, despite the fact Fincannon was
; getting the tip of most of the jumps1
at center. Under the basket, the
Maroons had SvLva guards wondering1
! aplenty. First it was Rogers and then
Worley coming up under the ba;
1 ket to sink crip shots that soon gave
j the Maroons a heavy lead, in fact
it was 10 to 1 in their favor at the
end of the first period. Seven and
j one-half minutes elapsed before Syl-j
I va scored a point ill the opening
j period and that a foul goal by Fin
j Rogers and Worley ogain had their
' tpt-tete under the basket in the sec
ond period much to the embarassnient
of the Sylva team, while Brown was
pulling them off the backboard with
i the nonchalance and ease which
should have ^encouragefl his team
; mates. Again the Maroon defense
i was strong enough to hold the Sykaj
Judges Webb and
Stack to Hold Court
The Jackson county superior court,
February session, will open Monday
morning with Judge J. L. Webbi pre
siding. The first week will be for
the trial of criminal cases, and there
is said to be a big docket to be tried.
The second week of the coart,
Juijgc A. M. Stack will be on the
bench and will be for the trial of
civil cases only.
BAPTIST CHURCH TO
VOTE ON PASTOR
It has been announced that a con
ference of the members of the Bap.
tist church will be held next Sunday
morning, at which time the report of
tl'.e pulpit committee will be vote'd
upon. The report of the committee
was rendered on last Sunday evening,
but action was deferred until next
Sunday morning, so that the entire
membership of the church may have
an opportunity to express their,
wishes in the choice of a pastor.
CANTON COMPANY GIVEN
POST CARD CONTRACT BY U. S.
Canton, Feb. 8?The Champion
Fibre Company of Canton has been
notified that it has been awarded the
contract for 4,400,000 pounds of post
card paper. The contract, it is be
lieved will require- one week out of
every month of the company's tune
for several months.
Two years ago the Champion com
pany was given a contract for ten
million pounds of postcard paper for
the government, and produced this
amount, it is said, withont having a
single pound returned because of any
A West Virginia concern tied wit'i
the Canton company in bidding and
was given half the contract.
The good thing about selling cream
from a few cows is that it brings a
small income distributed over the .
entire year. J. A. Frick of Rowan j
County received $26 per month from'
three cows last vcar. . ,
AN EMERGENCY CALL
Every member of Sylva Methodist
church who possibly ran, is iirgedj
to be present next Sunday morning
at the 11 o'clock service.
J This is an emergency call. Come
and bring some one else with you.
Don't fail to be on hand..
W. M. Robbins, Pastor.
team to even pdints during the stan
za while Worlcy scored four, Rogers
six and Scotty Chakalcs came up
from behind to drop in a brace of j
Imagine the Maroons holding a
score of 22 to 8 on a team with a
record of 46 straight wins when they
went out for their breathing spell.!
Maroon fans were riding* high.' It I
looked like a walkaway. It was an|
utter rout. It was terrible. And as
Paul Jones, who was scoring next
to the writer chirped in "there's1
something out of gear here."
But we lived to see that Sylva team'
get in gear. And it wasn't low either'
Both teams whipped into shape and!
the sweepstakes were on. From eight'
points Sylva quickly came up to 22
points with Freeze and Fincannon
whipping them in the ring without
touching it, as Rogers and Worley
pounded tty? backboard with enough
points to give the Maroons 11 points
to the good as the third period ended
the score standing, 33 to 22.
Then that fateful fourth plus Fin
cannon, the artist, and Freeze and
Ensley, the side shot scientists. The
Maroons were lucky to get the three
points they obtained. Chakales was
responsible for two of them by ai
field goal and Estes dropped in aj
foul goal for the third. It was fortu
nate they had a lead.
The lineup and summary:
Sylva 33: Freeze 11 and Ensley 7,;
forwards; Fincannon 15 center; Clay
ton and Henry guards. Sub- Queen.
Asheville 36: Rogers 14 and Worley
13, forwards; Estes 5 center; Chak
ales 4 and Brown guards. Subs. Eber
ly for Estes. Referee: Brown.
Millions of Truck
Raleigh, Feb. 16?Farmers in this
state received a total of $10,272,550
for commercial truck in 192o or 2-"
percent of the value of all truck.in
the United States. The 1925 truck
crop value was only $8,073,840 or
2.1 percent of the total for all
slates. These amounts tlo not include
sweet potatoes, vegetables produced
for home consumption or sold in le.->.s
than car lots.
Twelve thousand car loads of
commercial truck were shipped from
55,450 estimated acres, which indi
cates a gross return of $185.25 per
acre. Lettuce had the highest per acre
value, $533.80, while watermelons
had the lowest, $21.65./ ?,
For the past season early Irish Po
tatoes ranked first in the total com
mercial truck of the State. Straw
berries were second and lettuce third.
The outlook for early Irish Pota
toes this season is not very promising.
There is a possibility of heavy pro
duction, due to good prices last year,
cheaper seed this season, and low
prices for other farm crops. Unless
production is considerably reduced
from the 1926 crop, potato prices
are likely to Be low, due to a larvtf
quantity of old potatoes on hand. It
appears that early in June will be
the best time to market North Caro
lina potatoes, as at his time there
will be the least competition from
Considering all commercial truck!
crops sold off the farms where grown
North Carolina probably doubled the
above estimated value of commercial
truck. If all truck grown and con
sumed (including home gardens) be
included, the figure would be more
than quadrupled? Rirplane photo
graphs taken by the Crop Reporting
Service showed clearly that back
yard gardens in our towns are liter
ally full of various vegetables that
aggregate a tremendous factor in un
derstanding the small demand for
fresh vegetables in our North Car
MARKETING POULTRY .. !
NECESSARY NOW '
SAYS COUNTY AGENf
It is always a good practice to
make any one line of fanning or any
cash crop on the farm run itself .so
far as possible. And uow is certain
ly the time for our farmers who
have mixed flocks of chickens to stop
keeping chickens just for their health
and get busy at keeping chickens for
a cash crop for they can easily be
made one of our very best cash:
crops on any farm that will grow!
grains for feed and house and rare |
for the chickens so as to give them
a half chance to pay. j
And no sane person will fool along
with housing and caring for a flocK
of mongrel mixed up poultry. We
have between 40 and 50 purebred
farm flocks in Jackson county now
and over a thousand mixed up mon
grel flocks. The mixed flocks all
over the world have never paid half j
the profits of a purebred flocks. So!
lets use a little good business sense j
about this chicken management and
catch up every old hen, rooster and
pullet on the place where we have
the mixtry and sell them all to the j
poultry car and put the money into!
a brooder and some purebred chicks, j
If you wish keep a dozen of thej
best hens to lay eggs for home use,j
but don't leave any more around j
in the way of these chicks that wdlj
make pullets to lay 60 cent cggs[
next fall and winter.
And the purebred flocks can't be J
culled any too closely now. Tlie!
cooperative poultry car is a market j
for every farmer in Jackson county,
"with chickens of any kind on his j
place. And over half the chickens in;
Jackson county ought to be turnedj
into cash in the next few weeks with
only the best left at home. Lots !
of counties with no more poultry than
Jackson have loaded a full car at!
one sale day.
We ought to be ashamed not to j
have loaded a half ear so far. So;
lets get busy and bring in those'
chickens to the poultry car and hold
our market. Markets have been the
farmers cry for a long time. < Now
Vacancy to Be Filled
From This District
The letter wluch follows, relative to
tlie appointment, from this Congres
sional district, of a young man to fill
a vacancy in West Point, lias been
received from Capt. Dale M. Mjeag
land, recruiting officer at Fort Bragg:
"There is a vacancy for a cadet at
West Point which Representative
Zebulon Weaver is authorized to fill
from the tenth Congressional Dis
trict. The selection of candidates by
examination or otherwise, is entirely
in his hands, and any young man
who desires this appointment shoalcL
address his application to him.
Three men are to be named, one as
a principal, one as first alternate
and one as second alternate in the
event of the failure of the princi
pal, the second alternate if qualified
will be admitted in the event of bot?r
the principal and the first alternate
The candidate must at date of 'ad
mission, which is the first week in
July, 1927, be between the ages of
17 and 22 years and unmarried. Af
ter getting an appointment he will
need to demonstrate that he meas
ures up to certain physical and ed
ucational standards. His physical fit
ness is determined by examination,
his educational qualifications may b?
determined by examination or by
submission of certain prescribed cer
Upon admission to the academy he
enters upon a four year course of
study and training. The academic year
extends from September 1st to June
4th, tlie greater part of the remaind
er of the year being spent in camp
and devoted to military training. At
..segoud year at the
academy he is granted a furlough of
about ten weeks, which, with the ex
ception of a few days during Christ.,
mas week of his second, third and
fourth years, is the only extended va
cation which he receives. During the
time that he remains a cadet, he is
paid at the rate of $1,072 per an
num. Upon graduation he may be
commissioned as a second lieutenant
in one of the branches of the Army.
There arc two methods for meet
ing the educational requirements for*
admission to the Military Academy,
viz: by successfully passing the reg
ular entrance examination, or by ;
submitting a satisfactory educational
certificate in lieu thereof.
The regular Military Academy en
trance examination is held beginning
on the first Tuesday in March. Eaeh
candidate designated to take that
examination will receive from the
War Department a letter of appoint
ment, and he must appear for exam
ination at the time and place desig
nated therein, before a board of Ar
my officers convened by the War
The board before which a candidate
is directed to appear will be the on?
convened at the place nearest or moot
convenient to his home or school at
which he is in regular attendance.
The nearest place to North Carolina
is Fort MePherson, Georgia. ,
The educational examination Is
such that a high school graduate
could reasonably be expected to pass.
Any further information, such aa
the scope of the examination, etc., can
be obtained from Representative
Weaver,, the Commanding General,
Fort Bragg, N. C., the Commanding
General, Fort McPherson, Ga.
This is considered an exceptionally
good opportunity for some younf
men of your vicinity, and it re
quested that you give this such witk
publicity as you see possible."
Zeb Mauney of Cleveland County
is "Shayonizing" 125 feeder pigs
and found that they made even bet
ter gains than Mr. Shay prophesied.
I want to see how much our farm
ers really care to have a market. We
have to sell a market something if
we keep it, so get up those old bena
and roosters and bring them to your
poultry ear next Saturday, February
26th and you will do your pert ta
help build up a strong market for
one of the best cash crops any ftta