|150^he Year in Advance in the ^jnty Sylva, N. C., Wednesday March 16,1927 $2.00 the Year in Advance Outside County
teachers hold county
T WIDE MEETING HERE
The county wide teachers meeting
which was held in Sylva on Saturday
March i-tli was wcl1 attended by the
count} teachers and judging by the
'ntercst and enthusiasm shown in
-poiii'wl t0 bt> one of tllc outstandinS
' ^.cuts of the year tor the teachers.
The tiny's session was begun with
. program pcrsentcd by the high sec
nd irnido the Sylva Public School.
Low i* the program ps it appeared:
1 Sonsr?1 Think When I Kead
That Sweet Story,
o Scripture?Second Grade.
3 So;m?Raindrop Soldiers.
4 Song?Jack and Jill.
st on?Uttlc Girl Blue, by Gay
g Motion Song?Dutch Cleanser
7 Duet?Betty and Billy by Lucy
' Barues and Miller Edwards.
g pijjv?Children of Many Lands.
9. Song?Up th<j> Swing.
Mr. W- C. Reed, Principal of the
Svlva Collegiate Institute, in an in
spirational address to the teachers,
very forcibly boroght out the oppor
tunities which, teachers have in
training boys and girls.Along with the
opportunity cf making the personal
ity of the child, he impressed the
proup with the responsibility that^
also re^ts ujion a teacher. ?
Definite plans were made by the
proup for a "check Up Day" in the,
schools, county wide seventh grade
examination and for group and coun
ty commencements. Below arc the
,jates, which are set aside for the!
group commencement exercises; Syl-,
va. March 31st, Cullowhee, March,
29th. Qnalla, April 1st and Glapville, |
April 4t^j . . , I
The noon hour was one of extreme
pleasure and enjoyment. A delicious
dinner was served in the Home Econ- j
omics Department by the Sylva P. T.
A. Throughout the meal and after
wards "catchy" songs were sung and
stunts of various nature, causing
much laughter and fun, were pre
The afternoon session was begun
by a number of piano solos which
were beautifully given by the Sylva
Music teacher, * Miss Stein. Mrs.
Clarence Bales in her very interesting
manner gave a humorous story ^ hich
rreated much laughter and enjoy
The remainder of the program was
devoted to hearing the principals of j
the various schools of the county give j
a report of the work their schools;
during the past six months. Most of
these reports proved that each school
is striving to be a better school.
Notwithstanding the fact that th?
roads were iijipassable in some local
ities and the weather rather disagree
able, the meeting was, without a
doubt, a very successful one. The
spirit, interest and enthusiasm which
was shown was characteristic of Jack
sn County Teachers.
BROWN ATTENDS MEETING
Mr. David H. Brown, of the Cul
lowhec Motor Company, has just re
turned from Greensboro, where he
attended the Carolina convention of
more than 700 Chevrolet dealers, at
King Cotton Hotel.
R. II. Grant, Vice President and
General Sales Manager, of the Chev
rolet. Motor Company, presided at:
^e business session in the National
Theater in the afternoon and served
as toastmaster at the banquet in the;
King Cotton Hotel in tRe evening!
of March 4.
Under Mr. Grant's direction, Chev
rolet's tremendous sales plans for
1927 were outlined to the dealers
and illustrated in the form of play
lets. Assisting Mr. Grant in the con
duet of the meeting were: A. W. L.
Gilpin, Assistant General Scales Man
ner; M. D. Douglas, Regional Sales
Manager; L. S. Costley, Assistant
Regional Rales Manager; G. J. Gates,
Charlotte Zone Sales Manager; P. A.
Watson, Columbia Zone Sales Mana
ger, and the following officials from
the ina:n office in Detroit: R. K.
^hite, William A. Blees, J. P. Little,
Sidney Corbett and W./G. Lewellen.
COTTON SEED MEAL
Sincc onr advertisement wag writ
ten we have received another ship
ment of cotton seed meal, and the
Pttce has advanced, necessitating a
ehangc in the price as listed in our
advertisement in this issue of The
John B. Ensley & Son.
Several months ago a citizen of'
Caney Fork Township who everlasting
I ly looks on th^ bright side of lilt sug
, gestejj that the roads of the town
ship be stocked with mud tumes 90
as to have the gravel worked to the
top. We are sorry to inform Mr. Op
timist that his mud turtles would be
of very little use now as even the!
bottom of the roads seem to be minus
gravel. If the gravel were present we:
doubt seriously if the poor dumb
| creatures could live for diowning. Ij
am very much of the opinion that
the responsible authorities would
make a wise investment by improv
ing our road for if this is not done
soon I fear they will have piled up
against them a stack of damage suits
for the loss of false teeth and wood- j
The friends of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar
Lovedahl will be sorry to learn 0?
the death of a small son, recently,
from pneumonia. Herman was the
child's name and he was three years
The town of Cowarts has recently
installed a' new grist mill. Mr. J. B.
Coward is president of the company.
The new customers of the mill will
have very little trouble in finding
it as it is located 011 the same block
as the P. 0. and adjoins it.
Mrs. W. A. Sliop^ of Candler is
visiting her daughter, Mrs. R. N.,
Henson at this place.
The "Nicholson Henson Lumber!
Co." has closed down until the Sup
erintendent returns from Washington.
If the present, superintendent does
not soon return another one will have
to be employed as work will soon be
continued, the flood stage having
passed on the John's Creek road, j
Mrs. R. N. Henson is improving
nicely from a recent? operation at
the Angel Hospital at Franklin.
The town is boasting as its latest
civic improvement, a gas station put
up by Mr. R. S. Green.
The town is heralding the return
from Raleigh of its only legislator,!
Mr. Cy rus Nicholson.
The Misses Mary and Fanny Green
were guests cf Miss Elizabeth Brown
Sunday afternoon, March 6th. Miss
Brown, who is attending Sylva Col
legiate Institute was spending the
week end with her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. J. B. Brown. 0
We are glad to learn that Missi
Nellie Mills of this place is having'
a successful year in school at Eura
ka, N C.
TO SELL TIMBER
Graham County News.'
Approximately 8,000,000 board
feet of timber in Swain an(] Macon
counties and covering an area of a
bout 900 acres within the Nantahala
National Forest is to be sold, accord
ing; to a notice in last week's issue)
of vthc Franklin Press.
Sealed bids will be opened after
March 28, by the District Forester,
Washington, D. C., Timber for sale
includes "all the merchantable dead1
timber, standing or down, and all
the live timber marked or designated;
The bidding is expected to be spir
The timber lies on the wathershed
of Wesser Creek, in the two counties
of Macon and Swain.
The timber is estimated to run, in
board feet as follows: chestnut, 600,
000; oak 420,000, basswood 70,000;
poplar 57,000; cherry and ash, 7,000;
miscellaneous including buckeye, map
le, hickory and hemlock, 100,000. The
timber also includes approximacelv
10,000 cords of chestnut acidwood;;
3,000 poles; and 10,600 hewn crossties. j
APPOINT NEW JUDGES
c Judges appointed by Gov. McLean
under the new act providing for fonr
emergency judges, are Tam C. Bowie,
former speaker of the house, anj Par
don Commissioner Sink. These two
are for the Western end of the state.
Friends of Assistahe Attorney Gen
eral J. H. Harwood of Bryson City,
had been hopeful that one of the
appointments would fall to him. aa
he has been close to the administra
tion and made a niost favorable im
pression during the six months he
sprved on the bench, filling out the
unexpired term of Judge Thad D. Brv
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WOMAN 75 CONVICTED
Mrs. Evelyn Dyer, 75 year old res
ident of Scott's Creek township was
convicted along with her son, Champ
Dyer, of possessing and retailing liq
uor, in the reccydcr's court Monday.
In the case of the aged woman,- Judge
Sutton suspended judgment upon pa}'
mcnt of the costs; and required a
bond for good behavior for 12 months
froin her son, Champ Dyer, who is
said to be a cripple.
The only road sentence impose^ at j
this term was upon Will Owen, whoj
was sentenced to serve 12 months,
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after being convicted of transporting;
and possessing liquor. He promptly j
appealed to the superior court.
Willard Shook was fined $15.00 on;
an intoxication charge.
Levi Gibson was fined $50.00 for'
carrying a pistol and judgment was
suspended upon payment of the costs
and filing a bond for good behavior,
in another case against the same de
fendant, who was convicted of trans
Russell Robinson was conviceed of
}>o?sossion and fined $50.00.
Sam Mathis and Will Reed each
drew a fine of $50.00 upon being
convicted of manufacturing.
Richard Iloxit and Arthur IJoxit
were convicted of manufacturing.
Arthur, who is only 13 years of age,
was released on suspended judgment
an(| his brother Richard was fined
$50.00 and the costs j
Wiill Aiken was found not guilty ofj
driving an automobile while under,
the influence of liquor.
II. A. Wiggins was convicted of
transporting and possession an(j judg
ment was suspended for six months,
upon the payment of the costs. 1
Geo. II. Smathers was fined $25
on a drunkenness charge; and judg
ment was suspended upon payment, of;
the costs in another case, where he,
was convicted of transporting and
Glen Hooper was convicte^ of lar
ceny and judgment was suspended.
Chris Passmcrc wrs fined $10J?
on a drunken ess charge, and found
not guilty of an assault.
L. R. Parker was found guilty of
possession and judgment was sus
ATTEND FRANKLIN MEETING
President John B. Enslcy, seerc
tary E. E. Brown* Mr. H. E. Buc
hanan, Mr J. C. Allison, Mr. P. E.
Moody and Mr. Dan Tompkins, of
the Sylva Chamber of Commerce,
atlended a dinner meeting of th?
Franklin Chamber of Commerce, at
the Scott-Griffin Hotel, Monjday eve
ning , /
Following a delightful dinner at
this splendid now hostelry, Mr. T. J. i
Johnson welcomed the guests from j
Sylva and Bryson City. Responses i
were made by Mr. John B. Ensley
and Mr. D. R. Bryson. ;
The matter of planting trees alon,
the new highways was taken up, and
after much favorable discussion, was
referred to a committee, to work out
details and appoint a day, when as
much of the tree planting work as
is possible will be accomplished. Th?.
government forestry service and the
state highway commission will coop-1
erate in this work.
SAME IN 1887 AS NOW
Kinston, March 14?Elvin Rollings,
of Pender county, wore the champion
trousers of the southeastern States
when he camp here yesterday for a
day's outing. He purchase,] the pants
at Savannah, Ga., forty years ago. He
cannot recall the exact date in 1887
on which they were boiurht. "It was
dnriner the first part of the year,"
The trousers sported by Rollings
were of a plain gray material. No
patch, adorned their seat. They fitted
rather snugly around the knees but
there was nothing about them mark
edly different from the 1927 style.
They misrht have been made last
year. (sb far as appearances went.
"I fell overboard in them once.'*
the owner seated. "Th" shaking op
ened one seam but that was easily
repaired. Once the house in which I
was staying burned down durinc the
night, but' the pants were in a suit
case which was saved. I never wore
them remdarlv. perhaps once a week
on an avca^e."
The elderly trousers were a part, of
Rollings' wedding suit.
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BIG CASH PRIZES
FOR WILSON ESSAY
Fifty thousand dollars in prize I
money sounds good enough for almost
anyone's efforts. That amount is;
what the Woodrow Wilson Founda-j
tion is offering for the best prize es
says on the subject, "What Wood
row Wilson Means to Me," this sum
to be divided equally into two awards
of $25,000 each to the young man and
young woman of America who sub
mit the best article on this subject.
This contest, which closes October
1st, 1927 is open to men and wo-j
men between the ages of 20 and 35 j
years and the length of article isi
limited to twenty-five hundred words.
The terms and rules laid down for
contestants are simple, the main con-i
dition being that the article should
be confined strictly to an exposition
of Mr. Wilson's ideals and principles
and- what they mean to the wilier,
rather than a mere biographical |
sketch or review of his life and acts, j
The article may be submitted either |
by an individual or jointly by a group;
or organization, provided the age lim-i
it of members is strictly observed. In,
the latter ease, the article must be
submitted in the name of the group;
or organization. Since the articles
submitted are to be limited to writers
of years indicated, they will be judg
ed for the ideas they contain rating
than for their literary style. Each
article intended for these awards
must seek to appraise the ideals,
standards and principles of Wood
row Wilson according to the person
al standpoint of the writer.
The direct and sole purpose of
these awards is to bring to the young
people of the United States a clqser
knowledge of the ideals and princi
ples of Woodrow Wilson; the ideals'
which in his written and spoken
words, he sought to express to the
people of his own country and the
Further particulars regarding this
contest may be had bv addressing
communications to The Woodrow
Wilson Foundation Award, 17 East '
Forty-Second street, New York City.
CHANGE TRANSYLVA- ;
Brevard News, March 10.
Reports in Brevard that a law had
been enacted which increases, the:
board of county commissioners from
three members to five, and that the;
two new members had already been'
named is causing considerable com-,
ment throughout the county. The j
News was unable to get any one to
say the law has been 'passed, yetj
announcement of the, measure was
made in a Raleigh paper.
According to the i-cport, C. C.
Yongue, Brevard merchant, and Jor
dan Whitmire, a well known citizen
of the county are the new members
pf the board, haying been named,
either in tile bill or by authority in
As the countj' commissioners now
stand, two arc republicans and one
a democrat. Both gentlemen named
in the rumored action are democrats,!
and if it be true that such measure ?
has been passed, the jjolitieal com
plexion of the bo^ird will*be cluing-i
ed. There will be three democrats
and two republicans.
.Just what effect this new arrange
ment, if the reports are true, will
have on the county government is
not known. J. H. Pickelsimer,- a
republican, is chairman of the board.
No one can be found who will ven
ture an opinion as to whether there
will be a reorganization of the boar!
or not, in the event such law ? has
paving starts again
The spring days of this week have
permitted the contractors on the Syl
va streets to resume paving opera
tions. The paver began 011 Mill street,
early Wednesday, and if the weathrr
conditions hold good, that street will
be completed before the end of the
week, an,j the last link of paving*
that on Allen Street, should be com
peted next week.
This w'P finish the entire irb a- '1
fV 'va will be the best paved town in
Western North Carolina; and will be
out of the mud for keeps.
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Of 1,000 bushels of sweet potatoes
stored bv M. B. Sample of Pastoquank
countv last winter, less than two yv r
cent were found to bn op fit f^r f'< d
Mr. Sample built his house last fall.,
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BAPTISTS HOLD INSTITUTE
Cherokee Scout March 15
According to announcement by the
past or, ,Kcv. T. L. Sasser, a week of
intense study will be held at the Bap
tist Church next week, March 13th to
A. V. Washburn of Sylva who was j
appointed Sunday school and B. Y.J
P. U field worker on March 1st, for
western North Carolina, together with |
Mi's Washburn, will have charge of i
the institute. It will begin Monday'
evening and continue at an hour each
evening during the week, and all
members and young people of the j
church are uiged to attend these J
elasses, and friends of the church are i
On March 1st, Mr. Washburn, be
?an work in Western North Caro
lina as Sunday School and B. Y.
P. U. fiel^ worker with the Baptist
State Mission Board. His territory j
will include the following seven
counties: Haywood, Jackson Swain,
Macon, Clay, Graham and Cherokee,
which comprise six associations as i
follows: Haywood, Tuckascigee, Ten-'
nessee River, Macon, Western North (
Carolina and West Liberty.
The nature of Mr. Wasburn's work
will largely be conducting Sunday!
school and B. Y. P. U. training class
es and assisting in enlargement com-;
paigns. Mrs Washburn will be with
her husband part of the time teach
ing elementary Sunday school and
Junior-intermediate B Y. P. U. work.
Mr. Wa-hhurn with his family is
locatc(] at Sylva. -
Governor Angus W. McLean yester-1
day announced the appointment of
five members of the Advisory Com
mission on County Government. The|
appointments are for four years.
The list of appointees follows: Dr.
E. C. Brooks, President of State Col
lege, chairman; J. E. Woodland,
chairman of the Carteret County Bd.
of Commissioners and president ot'|
the State Association of County Com-'
missioners; D. W. Newsom, member
of Durham County Board of Commis
sioners, and forun r president of
State Association oi* County Com
missioners; E. M. Lyda, chairman of
the Buncombe County Boar(| of Com
missioners, and Dr. A. C. Mcintosh, (
of Chapel Hill.
The first meeting of the commis
sion will be held at Raleigh, on Wed
nesday, March 16, at 3 o'clock in
the afternoon in the office of Gov
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SYLVA PHARMACY TO REOPEN
The Sylva Pharmacy, now one 6f,
the handsomest drug stores in the
country, will reopen its doors for bus
iness at noon Saturday of this week
at which lime refreshments will be
served by the firm.
The store has been closed for sev
eral weeks during the time which
the contractors have been at work,
remodeling the building, putting in a
new front and installing the most
modern drug store fixtures.
Lawrence L. Wilson to Millie Bry
Hubert Massey to Annie Barnes.
Delos D. Dean to Myrtle Snyder.
The balmy days of this week have
been drying out the dirt roads per
mitting the people to bring their
poles, wood and produce to Sylva,
an<j greatly increasing the trading of
It is predicted by business men
that, if the warn, dry weather con
tinues to the end of the week that
the business outlook will steadily in
crease and trading continue to grow.
The whole of the upper end of
Jackson county has been practically
boftlod in by the mud on Highway
106 for the entire, winter, and it has
been almost impossible for the people
to get to town with trucks or cars.
Today, for the first time in weeks,
a great many people were in Sylva
on business errands, from Hamburg,
Mountain and Canada townships, i
and the other rich region? of upper
North Carolina maintained'its rank
of sixth place in the value1 of its
| crops despite the slump in * cotton,
according to the annual "Farm Fore
cast or" issued by the Crop Sport
ing Service of the State and Federal
' Departments of Agriculture, . which
: places the total value of crops at
! $327,680,000, which was $11,321,009
i less than the 1925 crop valne.
Tobacco led the list in crop values
with an estimated value of $103,802,
000, other outstanding individual crop
values being given as follows: Cotton
$71,875,000: cotton seed, $12,214,000;
hay, $17,493,000; corn, $45,999^060;
Irish potatoes, $11,840,000; sweet po
tatoes, $7,560,000; soy beans; $3,
790,000; cow peas, $3,213,000 X *P*
pies, $5,088,000; an^ peaches $1,890,
The State advanced in rank as.1 to
the production of 14 crops, remained
stationary as to seven, and slipped
backward as to six. The total' rank,
however, remained sixth both for all
crops and for the 22 leading' eiepa.
North Carolina was also sixth
among the Southern states in the
value of its livestock, but 23 in r?
lation to all states in the union. The
livestock in this State was valued at
$69,120,000 last year.
During 1926 the farmers of this
state shipped out 2,0000;000 pounds
of live poultry as compared with
1,000,000 pounds the previous year,
while carlot shipments of fruits and
vegetables totaled 16,315 as compared
with 15,214 the previous year. The
largest frain in carlot shipments was
in potatoes, the total being 6,695.
Potato shipments in 1925 amounted
to 4,052 carloads.
PREVENTS KILLING CALVES
Among the local bills enacted by
the general assembly, according to
Representative Cyrus H. Nicholson,
who has returned from Ralefch, is
an Act applicable to Jackson, Hay
wood, Swain, and Grahm, which pro
hibits the killing, ^trnsportin^ 'out
of the county, or selling out of the
count}', calves under six months of
age. Jersey and Guernsey bull calve*
are excepted, and the violation of the
act is made a misdemeanor.
Another act passed repealed the Bry
son-Galloway prohibition act; bat an
other bill was enacted taking drank
eness cases out of the jurisdiction of
peace officers and requiring all suek
case to be trie<j in the recorder's
court, or the supeior court.
An act was passed allowing any
boundary in the county, irrespective
of township lines, to petition the
county commissioners for an election
on the stock law problem, and if a
majority of the voters are favorable,
such boundary shall become exclus
ive stock law territory.
Jackson was added to the eotwtie*
where the sale, purchase, or trans
portation of fire works is prohibited.
The act, as amended to include
*' That it shall be unlawful for
any person, firm or corporation to
sell, buy, transport, keep for the
purpose of sale or to explode any
fireworks, roman candles, or other
fireworks or toy pistols."
The act provides that any person
violating it shall be guilty of a mis
demeanor and fined not less than
$10.00 nor more than $50.00 or im
prisoned not more than thirty days.
An act was passed regulating the
fees of sheriffs in the county, and
fixes his fees for serving a summons
or other writ in civil action at $1.00,
instead of the present fee of sixty
cents. For executing a warrant of
attachment, the sheriff now is allow
ed $2.00, and the same amount for
executing claim and delivery papers;
fifty cents for taking a bond, thirty
cents' for executing a criminal subpoe
na and fifty cents for a civil sub
poena. His fees for making an ar
rest are placed at $1.50; for serving
an execution, fifty cents, and for
serving a capias $1.50.
Forty percent of the owner-operat
ed farms in the United States an?
mortgaged and the owners have only
about a 60 percent equity in teh prop*
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