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gl 50 the Year in Advance in the Counfc?) Sylva, N. C., Wednesday, May 25,1927 $2.00 the Year in Advance Outside County
AUGUSTA PAPER BOOSTS ~
HIGHWAY NUMBER 106
The following notes, regarding
jli<rhway 106, through Jackson coun
ty, arc taken from the Augusta Her
(a'l ', Augusta, Ga. of May 13:
The Sylva, N. C., Chamber of Coal
men* writes under date of May 7,
ifiuit tho North Carolina Highway
C?nmission has not only begun tlie
j^veuient of 20 miles of the highway
from that city toward Augusta cbu
the Augusta and Knoxville highway
xibut says "From that point to th
,South .Carolina line we have a
('graded) sandy open soil which is an
SH year road. Our State Highway
Commissioner has promise^ us to wid
fI1 the stretch from Ne. 28 at High
Hampton to the South Carolina 'inc
immediately and has already adopt
ed this stretch of road as a part of
So. IOC from Sylva to the South
"W'e have assurance that the work
v. ill start sometime next year from
Whittier to Indian Gap. However,
ijtxxl progress can now be made into
' Tennessee over No. 10 through Cher
okee county." '?'>
Tliis No. 106 last year extended
- from Sylva only to Cashier a dis
tance of 35 miles in the direction of
Aiunista but following a meeting of
the North Carolina and South Caro
lina Commissions at High Hampton
) in Augusta last it was decided to
bring this road down to Walhalla, S.
C., as the "Wade Hampton Memor
ial Highway" from Sylva, both com
missions pledging each other to make
that a first class highway. It willj be
seen above that it has now been
adopted into the North Caroling high
way system and is soon to be im
proved. One development follows an
other on this great highway through
i the mountains to Kuioxvillle.
This 106 from. Walhalla via Cash
iers to Sylva will connect from Syiva
^through Whittier, Siaeketaont, Indian
Gap to Knoocvilla, Knoxville is just
100 miles beyoad Sylva. From* Sylva
the road is pavfcd for fifteen miles
to Whittier toward Knoxville an,} is
a good highway twelve miles farther
to Smokcmont, and wagon road only
from there to Indian Gap, ninjc miles.
It is this road from Whittier to In
dian Gap in the midst of the Great
Smoky Mountains national park,
which is to be constructed next year.
The Tennessee highway commission
U now constructing the last lap of
sixteen miles in that state, from Gai
liuburg to Indiai^ Gap. When these
two gaps, one in North Carolina and
one in Tennessee are fiujshed, a mod
era highway, partly paved, will be
opene^ between Augusta and Knox
ville via Cashier and Sylva. It i; con
fidently expected that this entire Syl
?c va route across North Carolina will
be paved within the next two or
three years, and possibly the Tennes
" see portion also..
There is another leg of the road to
Knoxville which goes from Walhalla
via Highlands, Franklin, Bryson City
to Whittier, only six miles longer
than the route via Sylva and this
developing rapdily ? providing al
ternative routes equally attractive,
through some of the most picturesque
Rockies. Particulars as to the splen
did progress on the last named route
will be gvcin at a later date. A mo
torcade has been proposed by the
Knoxville Chamber of Commerce
from Augusta and Knoxville to sec
this road. It is a good idea and
i ' Y. " O
/-Mr. and Mrs. Dick Howell ofj
Spartanburg, S. C., spent the week[
end with his brother, Mr. E". B, How
' Miss Katie Kenqey is visiting rel
atives in Asheville. ^
Mr. an<i Mrs. N. R.. Christy spentj
Sunday with his brother, Mr. Ddwin
Cluisty ,of-Addie. .1 /
Missefe Helen an,} 'Agrees Queen
have returned from* a visit to their
P rand father's, Mr. W. M. Quiett, of
Mrs. R. ,T. Brysoni visited her sister
Mrs, Chaiiie Penlanjd at Clyde, Sat
, 1 Mr. and Mrs. Hargrove and Mrs.
T'la Rrvson of Cannon were in Balsam
MASONS RAISE CONTRIBUTIONS
The committee from the Masonic I
Lodge reports the following contri
butions to the Mississippi Valley re
lief fund; and the total of $64.50 has
been forwarded to Leon Cash, Win
A. O. Allison $1.00
R. C. Allison _ 1.00
J. R. Jones ' , i.oo
Dr. G. Wilkes .1 ..r,.... .. 1.01
L. A. Buchananj .... .... 1.00
M. D. Cowan ^ . .... 1.00
John Battle 3 L00!
J. R. Buchanan .... 1.00 J
C. L. Allison \... 1.00.
E. L. McKee l.i/0!
M. Buchanan ..., ^ .._ 1.00
S. C. Cogdill 1.00
R. U. Sutton _.. 1.00
D. G. Bryson ..? .1 .... ,\ 1.00!
A. M. Anderson J 1.001
N. D. Davis /l.tO
J. J. Hooker...; '* ^ .... .T. '1.0' j
Dan Tompkins 1.001
M. Buchanan, Sr. 1.00 j
W. E. Grindstaff .... ,<!2t ._. .,1. 1.00
T. K. Guthrie, .?.. 1.00
J. C. Allison ? ? ? 1.00
Dr. C.Z. Candler L 1.00
N. L. Sutton ...... ..^ .. .... 1.00
C. C. Buchanan 1.001
W. A. Lytle .... ....
I. II. Powell i U_ l rJ"
J. W. Keener .... .... ^ 1.00
J. H. Morris ..? ..... 1.00
Ben Queen .... .1.00
G. W. Sutton ~ ^ 1.00
D. E. Murray ? 1.00
C. E. English.... .... .._ 1.00
W. W. Bryson 1.00
M. B. Cannon .... ..... 1.00
A. B. Dills - 1.00
J. N. Wilson .... 1.00
L. C. Hall J. .... ? : 100
T. F. Deitz .....' .... .... ?.... 1.00
J. H. Wilson .... .... 1.00
E. L. Wilson ' - -100
D.' D. Alfcy -^-1' ? V 100
P. E. Moody .... .... 1-0!)
A. B. Queen .... 1.00
W. H. Rhodes ,.? ,.... .... 1.00
Chester Scott .... Q. -.. 1-00
W. D. Warren .... ... .... .... .... 1-00
A. M. Simons ...< ? - ?ji.Oo
Raymond Gleen ? .... ?. 1.00
E. B. Gibbs ?... 1.W
T. C. Brvnon. Sr. .... -> 1.00
W. E. Moore 1-00
T. E. R?ed . .. 3.00
H. E. Buchanan .... +?- 1?00
C. A. Bales.... .... U Lu0
C. W. Allen .... .~ ? 1-00
R. U. Gai*rett -
N. M. Davidson , ... l.,,)
W. E. Reed ... 1.00
A. J. Dills 1- -r r -100
E. P. Stillwell
T. A. Cox , y ? .100
Total..... '? $64.50
M. D. COWAN, Treas.
Chester Seott, Secy.
GASOLINE TAX IN NORTH
CAROLINA TOTALS $7,786,473
p Raleigh, N. C., May23.?Gasoline
tax receipts totalled $7,786,473 in
North Carolina in 1926. The figure
as of December 31, 1926 is part o
a total revenue of $187,603,231 frou
the various States. A tax was im
| posed in all but four States ranging
-from one to five cents per gallon,
the average rate being 2.38 cents
This State's rate of four cents is
the same as in, Arkansas, Florida,
Mississippi and Nevada.
The tax collections indicate that
nearly eight billion gallons were con
sumed in the States imposing the
tax and; it is estimated that nearly
two million gallons were used in the
four states in which no tax was im
posed. Nj \ , ,
W. N. C. INQUIRIES
INCREASING IN N. Y.
New York public library officials
have written the Asheville Chamber
of Commerce that the inquiries con
cerning Asheville and Western North
Carolinta have greatly increased there
and have asked that a large supply of
literature be isent them. The letter
stated that the inquiries are coming
for the most part from persons inter
ested in resorts, homes and' invest
ments. ? . i|
BUY JERSEY CATTLE
Raleigh, N. C., May 24.?Alamance
farmers have reaffiiiiieji their fai' i
in dairy cattle as one of the best
solutions of profits on the farm by
buying- an additional 119 registered
About half of these animal^ went
to boys and girls who are members
of the calf, ciubs in the county. A?j*.
cording to W. Kerr Scott, county
agent who purchased the animals,
adult farmers bought only 59 white
boys and girls bought 60 head. Of
this latter number 20 ealvesj went to
colored people in the county.
"This new shipment of 119 reg
istered Jerseys is the laigest import ,
ation of pure bre^ cattle into the
county so far," says Mr. Scoit.
"Thi^ proves,..to me that all of our
former shipments have given satis
faction an|d that our jx?ople are find
ing a profit in the dairy cow. Tho
Eli Whitney community; took 'JO
calves in this last shipment; the Syl
van and Alexander-Wilson, communi
ties came next while the Altamahaw
section secured'16 head. These ani
mals were the first to go into tint
section with the exception of some
cows bought by Mrs. Jennie Kern
odle last season."
Mr. Scott points out that most of
these new purchases were made pos
sible by the friendly attitude of the
banks in Alamance County. Tlie-e
institutions helped to finance the
young folks especially anj those at
Burlington are also offering liberal
prizes for calf club results in the
county this fall. Dr. R. G. McPher
son of Saxapahaw ?aud Oliver Clark
of Snow Camp probably - bought the
biyt two animals paying $160 each
for the calves delivered.
The entire shipment of three' cars
was very satisfactory, states Mr
Scott. So pleased were the buyers
that there is now a demand for
another car and Mr. Scott plaits to
leave on| June 27 lor another buying
trip. ( N
CHILDREN'S FLOOD FUND
The children's flood fund is grow
ing. (let (on the honor roll. Send your
donation to Mi's. C. Z. Candler.
The following children have al
ready sent in $6.90
Edwin Brown .... .25
Clyde Brown r"? .... .... 50
William Curtis .25,
E< Fowl lying,Jr. ., ..? 25'
William Mclvee ? ". 25
Lyndouj McKee .... .... t ...1 .... .25
Tom Kelly ..... : - .25
David Hall Jr. .... .... .... J. 1.09
John Wilson .... ? L .25
Tom Wilson, Jr. .........? 25
John Parris _ 25
Ernest Wilson 05
Burch Allison 25
Bill Edwards ? .... <.... .25
Bobby Hall 1.00
Margaret Hall *... .... 1.00
Madge Wilson - .25
Helen Allison! ...... .... ? 25
Katheryn McLean .... 05
Mary McLean .05
' ' i
Total .... ...... ... v_ .... $6.90
SAM HYATT PASSES
Advices were received by relatives
and friends in Jackson county of tlic
sudden deatli Saturday of Sam Hy
att at his-home near Waynesvilio.
The funeral was held at Waynesvilio
Mr. Hyatt was the father of Mrs.
Lawrence D. Cowan of Webster and
a brother of W. S. Hyatt of Quall-a.
He leaves other relatives in Jackson
county as well as Haywooj and oth
er counties of Western, North Caro
? The following is taken from the
AshcVille Citizen of Tuesday:
1 Wayncsville, N. C., May 23?W!i:'e
waiting in Green Hill cemctery here
this afternoon to attend the burial
Samuel Hyatt, well to do Haywood
count ianj who died a few days ago,
James Arrington aged about 65; and
a life,long resident of this city,
A Rev. Mr. Arrington who at the
time was finishing the funer al ser
viccs at the Hyatt residence, is said
to have been a brother of James Ar
? Over 500 club boys ary girls are
expected to attend the annual club
short course at State College July
11 to 16. , i >;
Mr. M. D. Cowan, treasurer to the
flood relief fund, being raised inj
Sylva, has forwarded a total of $113.
92 to the American Red Cross. This
amquiit is additional to contributions
already made through the Masonic
and Eastern Star bodies and some
private contributi ns already sent in
by Jackson county people, throusri
other sources: v
Junior Order United Americanj
Sylva Methodist Sunday School 34.72
Sylva Baptist Sunday School .... 19.20
pillsboro Baptist Sunday School 20.00
A. M. Sinums ?10.00
H. E. Buchanan ? .... ...10.00
Total .... ....$118 J2
Known) contributions already
. sent in: *.
Masons .... ..... ' 64.50
J. S. Higdou i .... ' .>.? 35.00
Rev. and Mrs. W. M. Robbins 1.00
Total .... A h- $233,421
FUNERAL OF HOLDEN
HELD AT GLENVILLEI
The funeral services of W. F. Hoi
den, prominent citizen of Jackson
county, were conducted Wednesday
at the Glenville Baptist church by
Rev. William Potts, of Highlands, as
sisted by Miss Hughes. A vqry laige
crowd of friends of Mr. Holdenj from
all parts of Jackson and neighboring
counties attended the funeral to pay
their last respects, and so large was
the attendance that it was impost
ble for the church to seat the people.
The services were held in .the bcauti
fnl oak grove in front of the build
The interment was with Masonic
honors, in the church cemetery.
Mr. Holden, was known as one of
the most energetic and progressive
citizens of the county. He was a!
member of the Glenville Masonic
Lo8??e,-and of the Glenville Baptist
church. Rev. Mr. Potts, in conducting
the services, referred to an appeal
that was made by Mr. Holden,, at 1
service of (the church, a few weeks
ago, to the people to stand by the
church and the things it represents.
Mr. Holdon recently wcl^t to Johns
Hopkins Hospital,, Baltimore for 'in
operation, but was found to be in
Such physical condition that an op;r
ation was inadvisable and he was re
turning to his home when he became
so ill tint it was found necessasv to,
carry him to a hospital in Ashevijlo,
where he pissed 011 Monday after
Ho is survived by his widow and
four Children, two boys and two girls
one sister, Mrs. J. A. Still well of
Webster and two ' brothers, Robert
Holden and Miles Holden of Speed
well and a number of other relatives.
R M. Coffey, chief of police in
Franklin for nearly five years, and
loader in the capture of numerous
liquor ears passing through Macon
county Thursday presented his resig
nation to the recently electee Board
Mr. Coffey's action followed on the
heels of an order passed by the board
at its first meeting, prohibiting his
going outside the town limits on of
ficial business. He gave 110 reason for
his .resignation, it was said; and had
nothing to say for publication with
reference to the action. The resigna
tion will take effect June 1. No an
nouncement of who his successor will
be has been made.
In last week's issue of the Frank
lin Press, Mr. Coffev, in a statement
addressed to "the citizen^ of Macon
county" declare^ "You keep calling
me, I can't respond. I am working for
the Town of Franklin?I don't see
much chance to handle the liquor traf
fic for it take mere than one man,
and a hearty cooperation of the cit
izens? and officers, too."
The statement, apparently ii^dicai
ing his intention of remaining as
Chief of Police, "was followed Thurs
day by his resignation.
SERVICES AT METH
? A'. ODIST CHURCH
Rev. T. A. Sykes, business man
ager of the North Carolina Christ
ian Advocate, will preach at the
Methodist church here, next Sunday
morning, at 11 o'clock.
' ? ~V , -)! ?
TO HOLD OPEN HOUSE
WM. W. BROWN PASSES
The iuueral services of W. W.
Brown were conducted at his home
at Cullowhee Saturday by Kev. A.
W. Lynch, pastor of the Cullowhee
Methodist cliurch, and Rev. I. K.
Stafford, pastor of the Cullowhee
Air. Brown, a member of one of
Jackson county's most prominent
families, and a man whose kindly dis
position had endeared him to all who
knew hiiu, passed away in a hospital
in Franklin, Friday afternoon). He
had been in poor health for several
months, but was thought to be re
covering; but a slight infection in his
eye, which he had not thought to be
serious, spread to other parts of his
head, au,d he was taken to the hos
pital for a possible operation; but
this was deemed inadvisable, due to
the state of his health, and he suc
cumbed to the malady in a few days
after reaching the hospital.
Following the religious service at
the home of Mr. Brown, the Masonic
fraternity accompanicd his remain^ ro
the family cemetery, where he was
buried with the Masonic service.
Mr. Brown, a son of the late Ham
ilton Brown of Cullowhee, is surviv
ed by his widow, one sister, Mrs
Sadie J. Long of Sylva, one brother
Prof. Kank H. Brown of CulLowhee
State formal School and a larg-i
number of other relatives} most t
whom live in Jackson county. T;ie
esteem in which Mr. Brown was held
by the people of his native county,
among -.Thorn he spent his entire lif2,
was attested by the large crowd that
gathered to pay their last respects to
a man who haj been a friend to each
of them throughout their lives.
Last Week:? .
Miss Eugene Drake and Mrs. Kate
Drake Of S. C. were guests of Mrs.
?T. M. Hughes.
Mr. and Mrs. H. V. Hipps and
Mi*. Crawford Hupps and family of
Asheville stopped at Qualla enroute
to visit relatives at Olivet.
Mr. and Mrs. P. C. Shelton and'
Mrs. Fayc Varner made a trip to
ltev. J. It. Church and family spent
i i'ew days visiting among friends. I
Prof. C. R. Bird and family, Mr.'
H. G. Bird and family, Mr. T. W.
McLaughlin and family visited their
parents Mr. and Mi's. C. A. Bird.
Miss Clem Hall who has been at
tending Asheville Normal has return
Miss Margie Campbell of Charlotte
is visiting at Mr. R. F. Hall's:
Mrs. J. R/Church ant] sons, J. R.
and Billie, and Mrs. H. G. Ferguson
and son Hugh spenjt Thursday with
Mrs. J. K. Terrell..
Messrs. H. G. and P. H. Ferguson
made a business trip to Asheville.
Mr. J. E. Battle was a guest at Mr
J. H. Hughes.
Mr. R. O. Martin and family wen
supper guests at Mr. J. C. Johnson's
Mesdamcs Cumi Hooper, Effie
Hoyle, Hattie Gibson and, Laura Sny
der visited Mrs. A. C. Hoyle's.
Mr. and Mrs. D. C. Hughes called
at Mr. J. K. Terrell's.
Mcsdames James Hyatt of Wash
ington, Mrs. Rose of Florida and
Mrs. W. A. Hyatt of Waynesville
called 011 Mrs. H. G. Ferguson. ? .
Mrs. J. L. Hyatt was called to
Haywood Saturday on account of the
death of his father Mr. Samuel
Messrs. W. H. aiyl D. L Oxner
and Geo. Sorrels made a trip to
Mrs. W. H. Cooper is spending
awhile with her daughter Mrs. R. B.
Henson of Whittier. '
Messrs. Charles and Bill Ensley of
Beta stopped at Qualla Saturday.
Mrs. Homer Turpin and Mrs. J. K.
Terrell visiter Mrs. C. M. Martin.
Miss Gertrude Ferguson visited
Miss Annie Terrell. //(
Saturday 28th is the day appointed
to clean off and decorate Thomas
In Transylvania County soybean/;
are being planted as a preparatory
step to keeping more cows.
The Candler-Tidinarsh hospital, re
cently completed, will bold open
house to the public, on Monday, May
30, from 3 to 10 P. M., and the own
ers, Dr. C. Z. Candler and Dr. Ef W.
Tidmarsh, are extending anl invitation
to the public to visit the hospital at
The hospital, which is located on
Courtland Heights, iu( one |p? th?
\nost beautiful lots in Western North
Carolina, is a building of most mod
em construction, and is furnished
with the very latest equipment
The hospital opened for the recep
tion of patients, the latter part of
the week, and some sixteen patients
have already been received.
Miss Ada Barrington is superin
tendent and Miss Roberta ^Rogers
has been placed in the capacity of
The staff includes some of the most
prominent physicians and surgeons
of Western North Carolina, among
whom are: Dr. A. A. Nichols, Dr.
S. 1L Lyle, Dr. A. S. Nichols, Dr.
1). D. Hooper, Dr. Grover Wilkes,
Dr. J. L. Reeves, and Drs. Candler
INSTITUTE ENDS SESSION
Graduating a class of seventeen,
Sylva Collegiate Institute cloeed
what is pronounced to be a moat
siufiiessLul session, this week. The
commencement exercises began an
last Monday evening, when the oper
etta "Snow White" was given. On
Friday evening the seventh grado
presented a play "At the Wishing
Well" and gave the class day exer
cises, receiving certificates for having
finishes the elementary department
and entitling the holders to entrance
to the high school.
Sunday evening Dr. A. Paul Bagby,
pastor of the Wake Forest Baptist
church delivered the baccalaureate
sermon to a large congregation, at
the Baptist church. Dr. Bagby was
introduced by Mr. W. C. Reed, the
principal of S. C. L
Monday morning the graduating
class gave the class day exercises on
the school campus and Monday eve
ning Dr. Bruncr, of Carson-Newman
College, Jefferson City, Tenn., deliv
ered the annual address. The diplo
mas were presented by George W.
Sutton, chairman of the board of
trustees of the institution. Thorn re
ceiving diplomas were Alice Burfbrd,
Kentucky; Rose Garrett, Sylva;
Belle Monteith, Flonnie Monteith,
Bushnell; Hattie Grace Sherrill, Syl
va; Mag Parrish, Whittier; E*?
Pridje, Fontana; Bonfiie DeHait,
Ruby Solesby, Franklin; Iillian
Banks, Asheville; Elizabeth Brown,
Cowarts; Roy Watson, Harold Grind
staff, Richard Sutton, Sylva; Irwin
Smith, Tellico; Carl Corbin, Frank
lin; Robert Sisk, Bryson City.
Diplomas were also delivered to
a number of young men and young
women for the completion of a courso
in Stfnday School teaoher training.
Miss Willa Mae Dills was the win
ner in the annual recitation oootest
Tuesday morning, other contestants
being Misses Jometa Higdon and Sa
rah Cruse. The deelaimer's medal was
awarded to Boyd Sherrill, who was
the only contestant.
Mr. Frank I. Watson, principal of
the Dillsboro graded school presented -
the medals, at the same time award
ing to Miss Belle Monteith and Ed
win Allison the medals offered ?br
the best all round students.
Tuesday evening the play "Because .
I Love You," was presented to a
large audience, closing the commence
ment exercises. ' ^
'Announcement has been made by
the board of trustees that every mem
ber of the faculty will return for
the session, beginning August 3L
By putting four acres of land un
der an overhead irrigation system,
Harry Shriver of New Bern finds
that he can grow successfully three
or four crops per year regardless
Smut has damaged the oat crop
of several counties very severely this
spring. In one demonstration in An
son County, there was a damage of