$150 the Year in Advance in the County \ j Sylva, N. C., Wednesday, March 23, 1927 $2.00 the Year in Advance Outside County
Ashoville Citizen, March 19.
Reorganization of the North Car-j
olina Park Commission, under a pro
\whereby the commission mavi
take over from Great Smoky Mount
' twins. Inc., such property and monies;,
;1S it may have for the establishment
of the Great Smoky Mountains Nat
ional park, and steps to dissolve the
corporation, were points emphasized
at tlie joint meeting at the Battery,
park hotel yesterday afternoon, of]
the corporation, and the members of
the Ncrtli Carolina Park Commission, I
in connection with the establishment
oi' the National Park in Western
One of the difficulties of the meet
ins \va* dispose^ of by the assurances
ot (ien\ J. A. Maloney, of the Tenn
essee Pnrk Commission, who said that
the obstacle of the injunction of the
Little River Company .tagainst the1
^Tennessee acquisition of 75,000 acres'
for park purposes, had been isettled,
iu that the deed to the lands is in
the hands of the Tennessee attorney-!
general. The failure of the lumber i
company to enjoin the right persons'
1 has allowed the Completion of the|
park lands deal Gen. Maloney said, j
Since one(of the principal problems
of the > meeting was the assurance
that Tennessee' would match the
appropriations and activities of North
Carolina in the park project, the gath
eruisT was declared a success. Gen.
Maloney said, that although a hear-!
ing on the -injunction suit in Tenn-j
rssee is to be held in Nashville Tues
!v day./ there is little possibility that
the injunction will be sustained,
} since the lands .have already been
. * .
Senator Mark Squires presided,,
and addresses were made by the fol-i
lowiiur: Congressman Zebulon Weav
er, State Senator Plato Ebbs, Rep
resentative Harry Nettles, Charles A.
I Webb. D. M. Buck, Dr. E C Brooks,
John'G Dawson, K. T. Fountain, J. A
Hardison and J. W. Haynes. The
welcome address at the meeting was1
made by Chester Brown, president.
o( the Asheville Chamber of Com-1'
Officers elected by , the reorgan
ized commission were Senator Mark
Squires, re-elected president; I)r.
K. C. Brooks, secretary; Plato Ebbs,
treasurer; and F. Roger Miller, pub
licity dirtetbr. The executive com
mittee, newly elected, will be com
posed of Senator Mark Squires, J. A.
Hafdison, and State Senator Plato.
Ebbs. Thi? committee will be auth-l
orize,| to'act between the meeting^
ot' tlu' North Carolina Park Comm
Waller TInynfls, speaking for a
jnoiip of Asheville (attorneys, sa.-l
that there will be no charge for the
Services rendered to the commission |
by local lawyers. Another of the
difficulties disposed of was the avail
ability of the $2,000,000 appropria
tion toy the North Carolina Legis
lature, which tan not be used until
the Tennessee provisions have beent
met. The establishment of the park,
since the disposition of various prob
lems ot county and state prominence
is now merely a question of time.
Senator Squire? said. The next move
01 the park eur.mission, Senator
Squires said, will be the acquisition
ot laud for park purposes and the
collection of park pledges toward
the establishment of the area.
C. Shaw, special representa
tive and forest expert of the United
States Forest Service, who has been
hispeif jBg tho lands for the pro
posed park, was authorized at tho
mectitii; yesterday to begin option
SuiTeys as soon as the weather per
and to open negotiations with
.we owners of the land in the^ area.
Congressman Weaver urged that the
time tor talking and admonition is
how over and that the time for action
and acquisition of lands has arrived.
He urtred that the commission take
definite and conclusive action at
There were eight members of the
commission in attendance.
A resolution of thanks to the Ashe
Chamber of Commerce for fnr
Jiinhin-^ the officios, facilities and
Wiff for the park campaigns was
Mopted. Another resolution was pass
?. M. S. HOLDS , t
' All DAY MEETING
The Baptist Woman's Missionary!
Society held an all day session, at the
ehurch Monday ^ in observance of the
Week of Prayer for Home Missions.
The Sylva society was joined by the
Cullowhee society in this meeting,
the program for the week being di
vided between - the two societies.
Work on the several mission fields of
the Southern Baptists and means oi
< iiluting Hit' interest aSul services of i
flic Bsipiist wnniOM of the South were
subjects of lii.sou^siun. Several mus
idal numbers were also features of
the program, Lunch was served at
Those attending the meeting from:
Cullowhee were Mrs. H. T. Hunter,
Mi's. I. Iv. Stafford, Mrs. E. H.?
Still well, Mrs. Phillips, Mrs. W. W. j
Brown,, Miss Helen Saunders and
Rev. I. K. Stafford, pastor of the
Racist church at Cullowhee.
GEORGIA MEN STUDY
V GOVERNMENT IN N. 0.
Raleigh, Match 22 Governor-elect
Latnont D. Hardyian, of Geoigia, and
several members-of the Georgia stave
legislature, today advised Governor
McLean that they woould arrive heiej
Monday to go into a study of North
Carolina governmental methods with!
a view of - recommending them for
adoption in their own state at the
approaching legislative session.
JACKSON EDUCATORS GO TO
Mr. J. N. Wilson, County Super
intendent of Schools, Miss Tullye
Borden, County Supervisor!, Miss \
Annie Ray, grammar 'school super-;
visor at Cullowhee, an(| Miss Mary \
Allison, of the faculty of the Glen-J
ville High' School left this morning '
for Raleigh, to attend a meeting of
the North Carolina Educational Asso
The supreme court of Tennessee,
lias dissolve^ the recently granted iji-!
junction, stepping the purchase of
lands by the state for the Great;
Smoky Mountains National Park, ac
cording to dispatches from Nashville
and the Tennessee Park Commission
will continue buying lands immediate
ly- , ' - - ?
ed thanking Mr. Miller for his suc
cess as treasurer of the corporation,
following his report. Instructions'
wcre given the new treasurer to be
gin a campaign at once of the col-!
lection of pledges to the park fund.!
General Maloney said that satis-j
factory progress has been made in
Tennessee and that he hopes to re-*
port within fchc next few days the
announcement of the purchase of j
76,000 acres of Tennesse lands to
be contributed to the park area. Fol
lowing this Gen. Maloney said that
the parte ]offinals and enthusiasts
will go to the Tennessee Legislature,
now in session, and will ask an ap
propriation of $2,000,000 to match
the one recently made by North Car
Senator Squires reported that the
National Park Commission is pre
paring a national campaign for
funds to Support the subscriptions
made by North Carolina and Tenu-,
essee, as well as the appropriations
by the Legislature of North Carolina
and the contemplated and practically
assure^ appropriation of Tennessee.
The park commission was wel
comed to Asheville by Mayor John
H. Cathey, E. M. Lyda, chairman
of the board of county commission
ers, and Chester Br^wn, president
of th* Asheville Chamber of Com
merce. Among those present at the
park meeting were th? foilbwing:
Senator Squires, Dr. E. C. Brooks,
Representative Harry Nettles, Sen
ator Plato Ebbs, John G-. Dawson,
R. T. Fountain, J. E Hardison, Con
gressman Zebulon Weaver, Judge T.
D. Bryson, Dr. D. R Bryson, Ex
Senator Kelly Bennet, Chester Brown
F. Roger Miller* Eugenic Bearden,
John D. Topping, W. M. Smathers,
S P Burton, A. G. Shaw, Gen. Malon
ey, D M Buck, E. M. Lyda,'J. W
Hayries, T D Bryson Jr., Harry
VOTE FOR EIGHT
MM III SCHOOL
Bryson City, March 19.?The elec
tion held here- Saturday for the re
distribution oi the special school tax
funds earned in favor of the projH
osition :to .so distribute the funds that;
this district would be assure(j of an i
eight-month session of school, where
as it the vote had been against the'
change of funds the school would have
been reduced to six months.
v f'Tho vote was as follows; With 494
registered 290 voted in favor of prop
osition, 114 against it and 90 who
registered, not voting counted against
it. A total ot 290 for and 204 against
it, > * 1 ! |
The Whdttier school district held
an election Saturday also to pass on;
raising the sprcial school tax rate'
from 30 cents on the hundred dollars
to 50 cents. The proposition carried
by a vote as follows: 10G registered,
81 voted in favor a,u' 3 against the
issue and 22 registered and not vot
ing, makiug a majority of 50 in favor.
r . _______
BAPTIST CHURCH PROGRESS
By Rev. T. F. Deitz
The Sylva tfaptist church had ill
good day, last Sunday. The large!
crowd in attendance at all services'
indicated a pleasing growth in re-'
ligious interest?in fact, for the last
several services had the evidence of
increasing spiritual interest. The rapt
attention to the preaching of the
Word and the many expressions
of the enjoyment of the messenger
ot truth indicate a deepening of the
interest jn the Kingdom of God, in
Sylva. The fact that the church, es
pecially the aclive part of the church,
have united in the calling of Rev.
J. G. Murray, as permanent, all-time
pastor, evinces no little sign of the
approach of better days for the!
church. Manj' hopeful signs arc vis-1
ible for future progress. It is hoped!
that the entire membership will layj
by all excuses and in the'r
bit of help, and make things go for
the glorv of God and a better status
of things for the growing town of
Sylva and the county in general. Wo
can put our town on the map in many
ways, if we only will.
Come on, neighbors and friends
and church folks, and' let us do the
honorable tiling and save our com
munity from the criticism of having
a dead church and an inward county,
for criticism is always overdrawn.
We, have not the worst condition,
but many good traits that ought to
be praised and published abroad. The
greatest asset to a community is its
religious interest and moral progress.
Good, live churches, spirit-filled with
passion for lost souls, and good
schools make a town and community
great, as nothing else can. All ^is
possible. Our only lack seems to be
alorig lines of religious interest in
church loyalty and support by pres
ence, and means, as well as studying'
God's Word and praying for the
strength of Zion. Come! Let Us under-,
take the big thing lor our God. Let I
us arrange for the coming of our
jwistor the first of May, and give
him a hearty reception to our church
and town. /
Don't murmur or complain. Grum
blers never work, nor worker*
LARGE CROWD >
Approximately 700 people visited
the new Sylva Pharmac-y, Saturday?
afternoon, in attendance upon the
house warming, according to Mr. H.
L. Evans, of the Pharmacy. Eveiy
guest was served with icc cream,
cigars, fountain drinks and candies.
The Pharmacy, which has been
closed for several weeks while thi
building was being remodeled and
i new fixtures installed, officially op
ened its doors to the public.Saturday
at noon. ?
There were many commendation *
and congratulations extended to the
owners of the store by the large crowd
of people enjoying their hospitality,
and it was generally pronounced th"
handsomest drug store in Western
North Carolina, not excepting the
largest cities in the territory. _
Ijonsr staple cotton brings a higher
price than short staple hut there arc
more difficulties in marketing and
the aere yield is not as laige.
TO BOLD ANOTHER
A petition under the recent act of;
the general assembly, calling for a
stock law election, has been presented ?
to the county commissioners, cover-1
ing a part of Hamburg township. !
The commissioners have not called
the election; but will do so in the
near future, and it is expected that
the election will be held the latter,
park of April or the first days of
May. The nSw statute allows boun
daries to be laid off in which stock
law election^ can be held, ignoring
township lines, and making the line
of such boundary a lawful fence. ;
The stock law has been defeated in
Hamburg township as a whole; and
citizens of part of the township fav
orable to the exclusive stock law, are
now taking advantage of the new act
and requesting an election in part of
T&AM WINS DOUBLE HEADER
The Blackwood team defeated the
Cullowhee High School team Thurs
day night by the score of 50 to23.!
The outstanding feature of this game
being the work of Higdon, who was
able to get tip off, enabling our for
wards to do some good goal shooting,
while Crawford for the visit&vs,
gathered 14 points to* his credit.
The line up:
Blackwood Pos. C. H. S.i
Crisp 22 F Gass 8
Hoyle 20 F B. Crawford 1
Higdon 5 C N* Crawford 14 (
King 1 G Norton
Williams 2 G Bryson
Referee, Robinson (Candler, N. C.) j
In the second game the Blackwood
team defeated Webster High School
team 21 to 14. This game was hard
fought throughout, the game being
tied at the end of first quarter and
half but by the floor work of Kjng
the Blackwood team was able to hoi rj
their opponents scoreless in last half,'
in the meantime gathering seven'
points. Baily, guard for Blackwood
was given up to be fastest man on;
the floor of the three teams.
' The lineup:
Blackwood Potf. W. H. S.1
Crisp 4 F Moore 3
Hoyle 11 F Sutton 4
Higdon 2 C Tilson 3
King VC G Allison 4,
Bailey 4 G Fullbright
Referee, Robinson, (Candler)
NORMAN BARNARD DIES
Franklin, March 18.?Funeral ser j
vices for fvorman Lynch Barnard,.
aged 76, -one of the best known cit
izens of Macon (county, who died
Thursday in Raleigh, were held Sat
urday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at
the local Methodist church immediate
ly upon the arrival of the body from
the state capital. Interment was held
in Iotla cemetery.
Mr. Barnard was a native of Bun-|
combe county but had lived in this,
section the greater part of his life, j
He was a farmer by profession and |
built up the Barnard farm near here
to such a state of perfection, just -
before he disposed of it, that it was!
considered one of the best kept forms
in Western North Carolina. He was!
married twice, his first wife being'
Miss Ida Williams of Barnardsvillc
and his second jone Miss fiallie
Weaver of Weaverville, Buncombe
Mr. Barnard died suddenly while
visiting his daughter, Mrs. Thomas j
Browne, in Raleigh. He was active
in all community affairs taking a
deep interest in agricultural,* polit
ical, and educational matters affect
ing this county. He was also an act
ive church worker and for the past
fifteen years was a member of the
county school board.
He is survived by four brothers,
T. J. Barnard of Buncombe county,
and J. L. Barnard, W. D. and H. L.
Barnard of Franklin; one sister, Mrs.
A. W. Horn, Franklin; two sons,
Harry and Carl Barnard of Washing
ton state, and four daughters, Mrs.
Annie Roper and Mrs. Pearl Yonce
of Oregon and Mrs. M. L. Dowell
of Franklin and Mils. Browne of
Tom Tarheel says the calves that
he sells from his dairv herd brinr
him a good income -each year.
S. C. I. JUNIORS
The Junior Class of S. C. I. enter
tained the Senior Class and faculty
on March 17, at the girls home Tin
rooms were beautifully decorated
with the Irish colors, white and green
Several Irish jokes were told and
the entertainment was.. directed by
Miss Mattie Belle Jones, the sponsor j
of the Junior class. A few of the^
more lucky ones kissed the blarney
stone. Both classes sang "Tiperary."
Then after each boy had gotten an
Irish maid, they started on a trip
to Tippcrary. To the surprise of the
Seniors they were led by Miss P<?gy,
Burford and Mr. Harold Grindstaff
to the d'n'n? where retresh
ments were served. The same color (
ficheme was carried out in the dec- ^
oration of the hall and in the refresh- \
ments. Green and white ice cream
and white cake with a green twenty
seven were served. First a toast was
given to the Senior Class by the]
Junior President, Miss Jonieta Hig-.
don. Later it was responded to by the i
Senior President, Miss Alice Bur-J
ford. A poem composed of verses
telling some characteristic of each j
senior was given by Miss Gladysj
Jones. Those attending were Missos
Elizabeth Brown, Alice Burford, Ruby
Solesby, Belle Montcith, Bonnie De
Hart, Lillian Banks, Joe Higdon,
Gladys Jones, Gladys Parker, Lillie
Smith, Hazel Wood, Fannie Painter,
Louise Hooper, Catherine Davis, Peg-I
gy Burford. Messrs. Carl Corbin,!
Richard Sutton, Harold Grindstaff,,
Mark Watson, "Buss' Dillard, Bill
Forester, Graccan Coj>c, Loy Bryson,l
Edwin Allison, Paul Lovingood, Mrs.i
W. C. Reed, Mrs. C. L, Raines, Mrs,,
Elizabeth Burford, Misses Denton,;
Bible, Brown, Jones and Prof. M. G.
Liflst week? \
Rev. Mr. Hammett 'of JSpartan
burg, S. C preached at the Metho
dist church Sunday afternoon.
r The seventh grade students of
Qualla and Olivet were given a test
by Miss Tullyc Borden.
Mr. A. D. Parker of Sylva, Mr
Dewey Ensley of Beta and Mr L. C. j
Hipps of Olivet were Qualla visitors
Sunday. - , '
Mr. and Mrs. Will Moore and Mr.
and Mrs. Coley Adams of Whittier
were callers at Mr. Jno. Bradburn's.;
Mrs G A Kinsland called on Mi's.
P. C.' Shelton
Mr. and Mrs. Troy Martin of
Bryson City werc week end guests at .
Mr. Hansel Bradley's.
Messrs. W F. Battle, T. W Mc-|
Laughlin, Hansel Bradley and S. M.i
Crisp made a business trip to Sylva.
Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Gibson were
guests at Mr. Bill Howell s.
Miss Annie Lizzie Terrell was
guest of Missi Gertrude Fergtuson.
Mr. and Mrs. W. F House called
at Mr Paul Cooper's.
A party of young folks enjoyed a
fox limit on Welch Mountain.
Mr. and Mrs. A D Parker visited
at Mr. J L Hyntt's
Mr and Mrs. J. D. Norton and Mr
Jeter Snyder called at Mr R F Hall *
Mr. and Mrs. P. C Shelton visited I
at Mr, J. E. Rogers' at Whittier.
Mr. and Mrs, J, E. Hall of Whittle*!
Mr and Mrs. D, C, Hughes and Misses;
Irene Raby and Onia Gass were guests
at Mr. J. E. Battle's
Misses Alpha Dickinson, Louise
Haigler and Messrs S. P. Hyatt
and Wayne Battle stopped At Mr.,
P. C. Shelton's,
ACCEPTS CALL TO !
Rev. J, G. Murray of Harmony,
who several weeks ago was extended
a call to the pastorate of the Baptist
church here in a letter read to the
church last Sunday morning accept
ed the work an$ will arrive the first
MURPHY TO SELL $35,000 IN
BONDS FOR STREET WORK
Cherokee Scout. '
The town of Murphy is advertis
ing for sale on the 21st day of this
month at 12 o'clock $35,000 worth of
street improvement bonds to cover
street paving jobs already completed.
Buyers seem to be anxious for the
bonds and have intimated that a good
price will be paid for them. '
County Highway Commissioner S.
M. Parker, Mr. Thomas A. Cox, and
Dr. H. T. Hunter appointed as a com
mittee by a mass meeting of Jack
son county citizens, held last week to
assist in furthering the immediate
construction of Highway 106, held a
conference with Highway Commission
er James G. Stikeleather, Monday ot*
this week and, while they state that
they are not yet ready to make a def
inite report as to what can be done,
they are very optimistic 'over the
Commissioner Stikeleather, is said
to have stated to them that the old
Sloan Turnpike from Cashier^ Val
ley to the South Carolina line, will
be taken over by the state, as a part
of highway No. 106, immediately and
maintenance forces put to work on
it; and it is said that Mr. Stike
leather is very favorable toward sur
facing 106, anc| hopes to complete it
as early as possible. However, ha
cannot definitely say what can be
done until he receives copies of tho
recent statutes and figures as to the
allocation of funds to this district,
from the thirty million dollar bon<|
Two years ago the county made a
loan to tlic state highway commis
sion of $500,000 to be used in surfac
ing No. 10 from Balsam to Sylva and
for construction work on 106. The
Balsam-Svlva work was done last
summer. The (grading has been com
pleted on 106 f1-0111 the forks of the
river to East Laporte, and forces are
standing ready to begin surfacing
with water bound macadam, from
I)ix Gap to Tuckaseigee, as soon *?'
weathe^ conditions; will, permit. It
is said that two crushers are standiaff
at the quarry, above Tuckaseigee,
ready to begin work, and that the
forces under Mr. Buck, have enough
stone quarried to surface four miles
of the road.
People who are informed" on the
subject assert that after the comple
tion of the present project, there will
be approximately $75,000 of th?j
county's money remaining to apply
elsewhere on 106, and it hoped and
believed that sufficient funds can be
made available to supplement this
amount and surface 106 with con
crete from Sylva to Cullowhee.
The mass meeting was largely at
tended by citizens of Sylve, Cullow
hee, and' other localities up the riv
er, and the people are very earnest
about the matter, having realized
more this winter than ever before the
urgent necessity of surfacing 106 be
fore another winter season paralyzes
business in Sylva and the upper end
of Jackson county.
MRS. W. V. DORSET DIES
Mrs W. V. Dorsey, of Canton,
died at an A'sheville hospital, last
Thursday night, after an illness of
several week's duration. Mrs. Dorsey
was Miss Bonnie Rhinehart, a daugh
ter of the late B. P. Rhinehart and
formerly lived in Sylva, where she
was married to W. V. Dorsey, later
going to Canton to live. Besides her
husband and young daughter, Vir
giline, she is survived by two sisters,
Mrs. Bessie Robinson of Clyde, and
Mrs. Roy Trammell, Canton, and by
three brothers, C. Floyd Rhinehart
and Carter Rhincjhart, of. ^Canton,
and Major C. K. Rhinehart, of San
The funeral was held at the Canton
Methodist church, at two o'clock
Friday afternoon'and was conducted
by Rev. A. C. Gibbs, pastor of the
church, and Rev. S. R Crockett, of
Waynesville. Interment was in Green
Hill cemetety, at Waynesville^
Mrs. W. M. Brown, Mre J W
Keener, Mrs, D. D. Hooper, '(Mrt
A B Ensley, Mrs M. H. Morris and
Mrs. John A Parris attendedl tha
CHAMBER HOLDS MEETING
A meeting of the Sylva Chamber
of Commerce was held, last evening,
I the attendance being small; but pre
parations were made for the calling of
a big meeting on Friday, April 1, at
which time dinner will be served, and
the nominating committee for offifr
; ere for the next year will be sdeetad*