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?' ^ Sylva, N. C., Wednesday, April 6,1927 $200 the v<> ? ? j . .? ?
f^.00 the Year in Advance Outside County
L elect chamber of
10 COMMERCE OFFICERS
the annual flection of officers for
cylva chamber of commerce will
[TVeid on Tuesday of next week,
* polls being open from 12 Noon,
?j j o'clock. The list of candidates
t|Jt, ott'ict'-s as presented by the
0r,in8ti,ijr conunittee follows:
"president, Harry E. Buchanan, Jno.
y Wilson. . __ .
Vice President, Geo. W. Sutton,
Secretary." A. J. Dills, Dan Tomp
Treasurer, J. W. Keener, A. M.
< Directors: T. A. Cox, E. L. Mc
vee I. H. Powell, J. C. Cannon, A.
jl Simons, E. L. Wilson, P. E.
Voody, f)r. A. A. Nichols, Jno. K.|
Jones! Jno. Ensley.
These names as candidates for the
offices were prepared by a nominat
ing committee, elected at the meeting
the chamber, Friday evening and
ras composed ot I). G. Brysou, J. P.
Freeze, J. C. Allison, M. D. Cowan
and P- K. Moody. The judges of the
election will be Ben N. Queen, John
r. Jones. A. J. Dills, H. R. Queeif
8?d T. C. Bryson.
A committee composed of C. E.
English I. H. Powell and H. E. Buch
anan w as appointed to audit the hpoks
0f the chamber anj report at the
annual meeting, which will be held
next Tuesday evening. . ?
Hany matters of interest were dis
cussed by members of the chamber
and after discussion, a committee com
posed of K. L. McKee, D. G. Bryson,
A. J. Dills, -J. B. Ensley and E. E,
Brown was appointed to confer with
the Southern Railway officials rc-|
yarding; the building of a new rail
way station in Sylva.
M. Buchanan,' Billy Davis and J
F. Freeze were appointed as a com
mittee to canvass Sylva and the sur
rounding territory and furnish the
secretary with a list of homes where
tourists will be entertained, this sum
mer and the number that -eaoli home
can take, with the rates. It is thought
that this information will be inval
uable to the chamber in placing peo
ple eominsr into the territory.
ONE GOOD LAW
Out of the more than 1200 new
laws passed by legislature it was to
have been expectej that a few of
them would merit approval. Out of
the list, probably a dozen of state
wide importance were worth while,;
hut the bigger things it had to deal,
with wore left just about as the leg-]
islaturc found them.
One of the goo^ things credited to
it, and it also was one of the last
minute thoughts of the assembly, was
that one making it mandatory upon
judges to bar from the privilege of
driving all drivers of motor carsj
convicted of driving while under the
influence of intoxicants. Very little
publicity has been given the law. Un
IfSs it should be discovered that it
*as murdered in the last minute, or
contains a joker, the people gener
ally will congratulate the assembly j
upon that piece of work if for noth
ing: more. The law as we understand
it, provides that the judge shall take
front any person guilty of driving,
H'hile intoxicated, the right to drivo
a motor vehicle upon the highways
for a )H-riod of not less than 90 days
n?r more than 12 months. We hopc>
that our information about that law
? is true, and hope further that th*
judges will begin to enforce it imme
diately and continue to strictly en
force it upon every defendant coming
mto court and convicted of driving
while drunk. The highways are unsafe
enough under! the best conditions,
but when a drunk man begins to steei
8 wr along the road, the danger is
s FRIDAY, APRIL 8
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The county commencement of the
elementary schools of the county wiil
^'ld at Sylva on Friday of thin
*eek. The winners of the group cen
' commencements, held last week,
W'H be the participants'in the ooun
? commencement, and the judges
*ill award first place in the county
\|? the schools making the best show
ln? in the several exercises, exhibits,
WHAT CULLOWHEE HAS
AND WHAT SHE LACKS
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Cullowhee State Normal boasts of
many advantages not possessed by
other schools. Among them is the un
surpassed scenery which abounds ia
Western North Carolina. Jackson
county can hardly be equalled in the
variety and chafin of its natural scen
ery: peaks over 5,000 feet high,
numerous water falls, fertile valleys,
acres of rhododendron and laurel,
dogwood, galax, and fern-beauty that
is grand, beauty that is delicate and
Cullowhee is not only a place of
charming beauty; it is also a placce
of ex?eptional healthfulness. The
school has had but one case of seri
ous sickness for years, and that was
a case brought to the) school by a
student who was sick when she came.
The authorities of the Normal are
endeavoring to make Cullowhee the
outstanding example of institutional
beauty and healthfulness in Nortn
But the healthfulness and beauty'
characteristic of Cullowhee tells but'
a part of the story. Those who have
known the school feel, that the faculty
and student body are a selected group
to a degree not reached by many
teacher-training institutions. The
mistake has not been here of making
mere numbers the objective?to do so
always moans the lowering of educa
tional standards. It is believed that
with the reputation established for
well-equipped faculty members and
for a high order of service, numbers1
at Cullowhee will take care of them-!
Jesus said to the rich young man:
"But one thing thou lackest"?so it
may be said of Cullowhee. Beauty,
healthfulness, standards, these she
has; but she lacks one thing possess
ed by every other state institution hi
North Carolina: a paved highway.
It is au actual fact that Cullowhee
State Normal is the only state insti
tution in North Carolina, not loeate.1
in a city, which does not have a paved
highway right by its doors.
From Cullowhee to Highway No. 10
on the north is eight miles, and it
thirty miles to the nearest hard-sur
faced road to the south. Surely;
North Carolina can not longer permit;
on?- of its leading educational insti
tutions to lack the facilities afforded
by a paved highway. Since the state
has built roads to its other institu
tions, it would be unthinkable for
Cullowhee to be left in the mud. Who
will see that the institution gets the
'much needed paved highway before
other sections of the state gobble up
all available funds for the recently
authorized thirty million bond issue
for state highways?
SYLVA METHODIST CHURCH
Preaching Sunday morning at 11
o'clock. No preaching at night, as
I go to Dillsboro.
The service Sunday morning will
be especially, for the children audi
young people; hut eveiy body is in-1
vited. Not only invited but urged to J
be present, if possible.
The subject will be, "Five C's";
or "How to become a Christian."!
I trust the parents will spoak to!
their children about the service and
insist on their being present.
W. M. Bobbins, Pastor.
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'The group center commencement
of the elementary schools, composed
of Dillsboro, Balsam, "Willits, Addic,
Beta and Sylva schools was held at
the graded school building in Sylva
on Thursday of last week. The fea
tures of the exercises were programs,;
exhibits and races staged by the sev-J
eral schools. Miss .James, county su
pervisor of Haywood county, Mi*. W.j
C. Reed of Sylva Collegiate Institute
and Mrs. John Morris, principal of
Webster High School were judges,
and awarded first place to Syl>ra
school. Dillsboro and Willets tied for
second place and Beta was awarded
third. . |
In exhibits Dillsboro was gvien
first place, Willits second and Sylva
third. In athletics Beta took first
place, Dillsboro second and Sylva
MEETING AT QUALLA
Last week:? ( r
On April 1st the teachers and stud
ents of Oiivet, Wilmot and Barkers
Creek schools, met with Qualia
school in a very interesting Group
Center meeting. Eacli school as well
as each individual acted their parts
in a way to prove, that they had
beck well and carefully trained. It
seemej that all tried to do their j
best. Qualla was victorious, though
the other schools won some points.
The noon hour was made very pleas-'
ant by a "Union" dinner and a good
social time, Prof. J. N. Wilson, Miss
Tullye Borden, Mrs. F. H. Brown of
Cullowhee, Mrs. "Morgan Cooper and j
Miss Hooper*of Sylva as well .-is!
quite a number of parents and vii?-|
tors were present. The meeting was
quite a success. C >
Rev. H. C. Crist preached an in-!
terestingv sermon on "The Final
Judgment,'* to a large audience in
the Methodist chinch Sunday.
Miss Nora Kinder gave a reception
to ? number of friends on Saturday
evening in honor of her guest, Miss
Cope of S. C.
Mrs. H. G. Bird has returned home
after spending awhile in Bryson hos
Mr. L. M. Ha user of Franklin was
guest of Mr. C. B. Terrell.
Mr. Oscar Martin and family Mr.
and Mrs. Oomer Martin of Bryson
and Mrs. C. M. Martin were visitors
at Mr. J. C. Johnson's.
Messrs. W; \V. Anthony and Pcnrt
Keener made a trip to Dick's Creek.
Miss Gertrude Ferguson sp-nt
awhile with Miss Annie Lizzie Ter
Mrs. Troy Turpin has returned
home aftfr a visit with her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Oxner. j j
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The Cleveland Star.
"Knight Again Attacks X. C.
Boasters and Boosters," reads the
headline depicting the most recent
speech of the State's , educational
Moses. And with' the imparted in
formation conies the thought that
of recent weeks one has not heard
so much boosting of the 1 Old North
State. Reflect a moment and see
if we arc not right. Can the credit
for the lapse of boosting and boast
ing be given to Prof. Knight?
A scientist comes along and in
forms a springtime world that there
is no such thing as "spring i'ever."
It never pays to dispute with the
scientists, but what, pray, may we
call this feeling that arises, after
reading that Babe Ruth has slapped
out two homers and ft Kings Moun
tain high school hurler has turned in
a no-hit, no run game?
?In the press of the State these
days numerous items arc appearing
telling of new industry coming in.. j
Charlotte, Statesvillc, Greensboro and
Ncwbern are among the towns; and,
cities securing new pay rolls. About j
Shelby1 more frequent talk is hen:
of a new plant or so. Some may nm-j
terializc at an early date, but put
this down .as another prophecy: 'f
the P. & N*. ecmes by way of Shelby
the town will have at least four ne.v
industries within the course of ?1
year. ; -
V'Athletics and education offer on>"
of the puzzfles of present day pro
gress. There are those who say edu
| cation is now secondary in our coi
' leges with athletics taking first rank. |
! It is a matter of individual opinion,
: but The Star notes a recent incident
: giving strength to the assumption.
| Last week a Statewide Latin content
was held among the high schools of
the State. Shelby had several en
trants and the news editor of thij
paper kept an eye peeled for news of
the outcome. Long after the contest
was over a small item did creep into
the papers, finding a little space not j
taken up by the outcome of the re
cent basket ball and track tourna-j
mcnt. A letter from Chapel Hill says
that the correspondent there did not
send out the results immcfliately.
Anyway, Shelby took a third and
fourth place although the winning
was not heralded even here as were
the baseball and football honors of a
year or so back. Conclusions may b >
WEAVER AND METZ
Among the numerous letters prais
ing the Jackson County Journal,'
that have beeu recently received are
j the following two: One from Con
gressman Zebulon Weaver, an<j the
other from Col. Charles J. Metz of
Mr. Weaver's Letter:
'"Dear)Dan: I am enclosing small
check for your paper. I thing the I
Journal is one of the very best of the1
weekly papers and I always enjoy it.
Hope to see you soon.
Mr.i Metz's Letter:
"Gentlemen: I am enclosing check
for my renewal subscription. I appre
ciate your efforts on behalL' of paving
the highway from Sylva to Cashiers.
We folks in Hamburg township would
do much more business with Sylva
were the road hard surfaced. When
we have proper road facilities our
section of Jaekson County will de
velop as rapidly and as beautifully
as a flower.
Very truly, yours,
Charles J. Metz."
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Mrs. Charlie Coward died Thursday
of last week. She had been an inva
lid several years. A laige concourse
of relatives and friends attended the
funeral on Saturday which was con
ducted bv Rev. Frank Arlington and
burial was at Crawford Cemetery. A
brother, Gordon Crawford of Whit
tier, a sister Mrsi Cumi Painter ofi
Asheville, Mrs. Julie Mills of Wil-j
lets and Mx-s. Amanda Blanton of|
Hazel wood wOre among those present.
Bom to Mr. and Mrs. Odell Queen
a son, Harry Eugene, April second.
Miss Evelyn Green entertained
with a party Saturday night in hon
or of Mr. Howar^ Quctt, who is here
on a school vacation, visiting his sis
ter, Mrs. Odell Queen. Those present
were; Misses Katie Kenney, Ida Mae
Coward, Marie Coward, Lillian Ken
ncv and Messrs. Howard Quett, Cor
brtt Ensley, Grady Crawford, Ed
war(j Brooks, Henry Christy, Glenj
Jones, Clyde Green.
Friends of Mis. I'. E. Moody, who
underwent ait operation at the Angel
Hospital, in Franklin Monday morn
ing will be l to learn that she ral
lied from the operation and is recov
The merchants of Sylva, in coopera
tion with the Twentieth Century Club'
will aid in the efforts throughout (lie
country, to "Put King Cotton Back
011 His Throne." The merchants of
Sylva will make especial displays of
cotton goods iu their show windows,
Saturday and the ladies will dress in
cotton. It is said that it vwill be st}r-!
prising the large number, of lovely,
articles of dress that will be display-j
ed, showing how . well one can bo
dressed ill cotton and at a savi ng to j
the fami'y pocket; and at the same,
time ai(] the financial recovery of the
f ; * ' .vi
" 7 ? ' J
The new officers for the local
Eastern Star chapter, installed lastj
Friday, were: Worthy Matron, Mrs.;
I. H. P;.wcU; Worthy Patron, Mr. j
M. D. Cowan; Associate Matron, Mrs. J
W. E. Grindstaff; Conductress, Mrs.'
D. E. Murray; Associate Conductress,
Mrs. J. C. Allison; Secretary, Mrs. M.
D. Cowa;i; Treasurer, 'Mi's. Ellen!
Pickclser.ucr; Chaplain, Mrs., M. j
Buchanan; Marshal, Mrs. J. W. Keen'
er; Ada, Mrs. J. F. Freeze; Ruth,;
Mrs. James Wood; Esther, Miss
Frances Coward; Martha, Mrs. G. E.
Steiner; Electa, Miss Queen Duvall;
Warder, Mrs. J. A. Parris; Sentinel,
Mr. J. C. Allison.
A social hour followed the installa
Thirty seven farmers of Pender j
county who shipper seven cars of
hogs recently received $12,000 lor1
their labor and feed.
DR. LYLE TO BE
Dr. S. H. Lyle has consented to be
come consulting" surgeon for the Cand
ler-Tidmarsh hospital, now ? nearing
completion, on Courtland Heights.
The hospital is expected to open
about May first.
Dr. Lvle, whose home is in Franklin
is one of the most renowned surgeons
in Western North Carolina, and has
been so for many years, and the own
ers of the new hospital express them
selves as being fortunate in securing
him as consulting surgeon, which, it
is believed will greatly strengthen
the already strong staff of physicians
COUNTY AGENT MOVES OFFICE
County Agent C. W. Tilson\ has
moved his office from the court house
to the McGuire Building on Main
Street, at the rear of the Sylva Post
Mr. Tilson states that the state de
partment of agriculture has found
that the. office work is not getting
proportional results to the field work,
and that it became necessary to lo
cate the county agent in the most
convenient and suitable quarters,
where he is easily accessible to the)
fanners of the county.
The county agent's office hours
will be all day on Saturdays and all
of Monday mornings. The farmers
can find him n his new office at these
hours, and Jic will be triad for any
farmer in-tho county to bring him
IN THE PHYSICIAN'S PLACE
The room was deathly still. In
the intense silence nothing could be
heard except the hurriej ticking of
the little brass dock upon the man
tel and the labored breathing of the
patient. The physician sat by' the
bedside with his watch in one hand
and the fingers of Jhe other lightly
pressing the wrist of the sick man.
/Presently the doctor rose an<J slip
ping his watch into his pocket, turn
ed to the frail little woman sitting
at the loot of the bed. "There's
nothing more to do my friend,/' he
said with a faint tremor in his
voice. "It's just a question of time
now, of hours, maybe only minutes.''
He paused and then continued softly,
"I know I can say this to you, Mi's.
Foreman, because I know who is go-1
ing to come and sit by you when I
go out of this home. You can't real-J
ize how much easier it makes it for
the physican to say these words when
he knows his patients have the faith.
. "Yes," he went on meditatively,
"it means more to us than you folks
think. Do you know, Mrs. Foreman,
,few doctors are unbelievers? Why?
Well, they see so much. We know
our so-called cures are only tempor
ary at best. We only delay the coming
of death; we can't destroy it. The
cordon of doctors round the royal
couch can do no more than that,
though the fee were an empire. There
comes a time when we have to give
I up. We can do 110 more. We have
everything , done everything. And
when that hour comes we know there
is only, one thing in the world that
can help our patient; it's what >ve
jcall Christianity?faith ?n God if
you please. There has been only one
physician in the history of the world
who said, "I will never leave thee
nor for>ake thee." You know who
I'm an ol(] man, and I've seen a
lot," he continued as he reached for
his hat and medicine case. "Folks
about Christianity that I can't
can ask me a hundred questions
answer. But I do know this: it bridges
the gulf. I don't have to be able to
analyze the water I drink, tell who
dug the well or when it was dug, in
order to quench my thirst. It satis
fies and meets my needs, that's
enoutrh for me. So when I go our
and Christianity comes in and sits
by the bed and says 'Lean upon me,'
and I see my patient close his eyes
with a smile and go to sleep like a
trusting child on his mother's breast
?well, it's pretty hard to convince
me there's nothing ih religion. I
know there is."
Some good farmers in North Car
olina are using the surplus feedstuffs
by adding more livestock to the farm.
National Egg Week will be observ
ed May 1 to 7,
The last meeting of the pareht
tcachers association for the school
j year will be hel^ next Monday after
noon. Mr. C. W. Tilson, county ager<t
will address the children on "com
munity gardens;" and Mrs. J. C.
Allison, the preside^, requests that
all members atten^ the meeting:- It
is planned for the parent teachers
association to secure the vacant lots,
and beautify the town by holding a
garden contest, the children compet
SYLVA WILL HOLD ELECTION
The voters of Sylva will elect a
mayor and a board of aldermen at
the regular municipal election 'on
Tuesday after the second Monday in
May. The election has been called by
the town board and Doyle D. Alley as
the registrar and J. Ramsey Buch
anan and S. H. Monteith are , the
judges who will conduct it.
There lias been little politictl dis
cussion in the town and so farSbo
candidates for the municipal offices
have come forward.
S. C. L TRUSTEES BANQUET
Last nicrht the Trustees of Sytva
Collegiate Institute were hosts at a
banquet in the dining hull of the
Institute, having as guests their wires
the faculty anj the student body of
the school. Mr. W. C. Reed was toaftt
master and a number of after-dinner
talks were made, on subjects pertain*
ing to the advancement of the school.
Miss Belle Monteith, of the student
body, spoke on "What the students
can do for the school", Mr. Paul Lov
ingood, also a student, on "What
the student can do for the ohureh,''
Mr. Geo. W. Sutton, on "What the
church can do for the sehool," Rev.
T. F. Deitz, "What the school eafl
jo for the church," Mr. D. 6. Biysoa
"What the trustees can do," Mrs. J.
B. Ensley, "What part the women
can play," Dr. J. W. O'Hara, Super
intendent of Mountain Schools, on
"Assurance of Home Botii Sap
port." Two solos, sung by Miss Boss
Garrett, of the student body, were
also features of the program. Follow
ing the program impromptu talks
were made by several of tho
large number of guests present,
among them, Mr. B. C. Grindstaff,
of Asheville, Mr. C. L. Allison, Mr.
H. E. Monteith, Mr. A. J. Dills and
Mr J. B. Ensley.
MRS. J. M. RIDGON RECOVERING
Mrs. J. M. Rigdon is recovering
in an Asheville hospital, where she
was taken, last week. After her ar
rival at the hospital, it was found
that an operation was nnnecessaiy.
MEET UN FRANKLIN
The Presbytery of Asheville will
meet this year with the people of tho
Franklin Presbyterian church. The
first meeting will be held on Tuesday
evening, April 12, at 8 o'clock. The
sermon for the evening will be preach
ed by the retiring Moderator
of the Presbytery, the Rev. W. K.
Beatty, Pastor of the Covenanters
Church of Dillingham, N. C.
This is the first time that the Pres
bytery has met in Franklin for mora
than 20 years, hence it will be .of
more than usual interest, especially
for the Presbyterians of Franklin.
Between 35 an<j 40 delegates will
be present from the churches of the
Presbytery, which is made up of the
churches of the 11 southwestern
counties of North Carolina.
The Presbytery now has 31 ehureh
es in the group with a membership
of 4,000. Rev. W. S. Wilson, D. D.#
Pastor of the Montreat Presbyterian
church is the Stated Clerk of the
The Presbyterians of Franklin axe
expecting to entertain the delegates
to the Presbytery in their homes,
so far as possible, and to ask aid
of the members of the other denomi
nations in caring for the ezeese num
Tom Tarheel says he neaily mined
his pasture last year by turning in
the cattle too early.
The mo6t expensive cotton if tw
grown without fertiliser. ^ .