$150 the Year in Advance in the CountypE Sylva, C., Wednesday, June 22, 1927 $2.00 the Year in Advance Outside County
Drive For Smoky Park Funds to Start Soon
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Asheville Citizen June 22
The Southern Appalachian Nation
al Park Commission which was creat
f,l bv the United States Department
<>t' the Interior, will soon launch its
national campaign to raise approxi
mately $10,000,000 for the establish
ment of the Great Smoky Mountains
National park iq Western North Car
olina and Tennessee anj the Shenan
doah National park in Virginia ac
cording to''dispatches received last
night from Knoxville, Tenn., where
Federal and State park officials were
C)jtayor W. A. Welch of Wasmng
ton, D. ?. chairman of the Southern
Appalachian commission, said th^'
the'eampaign will be begun withinj 10
days and will be pushed intensively
in all sections of the United States.
It was pointed out that the people of
North Carolina and Tennessee as
well as the legislatures of both states,
have appropriate^ such large amounts
that the country at large should as
sist in this great undertaking.
This campaign is of paramount in
terest to the citizens of Western
North Carolina and Eautern Tennes
see, since these sections have for sev
eral years given, of their time and
money for the advancement of this
cause. The State legislatures of Nortn
Carolina and Tennessee have appro
priated in money and lands approxi
mately $4,000,000 during the past as
semblies and the purchase funds sub
seribed by the citizens of the two
I, states have been equally as liberal.
Organization of this campaign
will be started immediately in the
southeastern states and will be ex
tended as rapidly as the forces and
success of the campaign permit. The
work of surveying and estimating the
various privately owned lands of no
park area in North Carolina and Ten
nessee has been done and the park
commissions of the two states have
established offices inj Asheville, Knox
ville and Bryson City for the purpose
of proceding with the actual purchase
of the lands.
Mark Squires of Lenoir, chairman
of the North Carolina Park Commis
sion; Plato Ebbs, of Asheville, a mem
ber of the commission; W. H. Whis
nant of Lenoir; aqd Verne Rhoadcs
of Asheville field agent of the North
Carolina Park Commission, were in
Knoxville yesterday in conference
with Arno B. Cammerer, Major
Welch and Tennessee membeu'S of
the Great Smoky Mountains National
Park Conservation Association.
It is the plan of this group of
workers to start the work of getting
*n outline of the titles of the land in
the section and according to Mr.
Rhoades immediately after the report
is made to Secretary Hubert Work of
the findings of Mr. Cammerer, crews
of surveyors will be on the ground
to start the final survey.
'y It was reported that Mr. Cammerer
tas finished his maps and work of
the section to be included in the
214,000 acres of land that is to go
0,1 the North Carolina side, as well
j ** that of the Tennessee side, and
**11 submit them to Secretary Work
SUVA COLLEGIATE INSTI
TUTE FACES GREAT YEAR
According to telegraphic advice
from Principal W. C. Reed, of Sylva
Collegiate Institute the prospects for
the school are that the coming year
*ill be the greatest in its entire his
W- Mr. Reed, who is holding n
Meeting ia Henderson, wires that in
formation.0 Recently the board of
trustees reelected the entire faculty.
Tom Tarheel says his cows set
??m, Junior, to college last year.
yhen beans are washed thoroughly
j**2?n applied for control of bean
???lles will not injure humans.
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A Good Paper
, Serves Its People
There are numerous ways in which
a good newspaper serves its consti
tuents in addition to furnishing them
with the news, and with an advertis
ing service that gives them an in
sight into local market conditions,
and a guide as to where they can
best shop?things that they do not
pay tor, and which they do not ex-i
pect when they subscribe.
A instance happened a few weeks I
ago. The Jackson County Journal car-1
ried a news story, because it was news
of the killing of a large bear in the
Balsams, by a party headed by Wii
burn Parker of Caney Fork.. Charles
J. Metz down in Atlanta, a subscrib
er of and a supporter of The Journa1,
read the story. It happened that Mr.
Metz wanted a bear hide. He wrote
the Journal directing it to offer Mr.
Parker $75.000 for the skin of the
bear. The Journal communicated witii
Mr. Parker and wrote Mr. Metz. Mr.
Metz mailed The Journal his check
for $75.00 and the bear skin was ship
ped to him. Mr. Parker got his $75
awl Mr. Metz his bear hide. Buyer
and seller were brought togteher. A
service done for which The Journal
received nothing, wanted nothing and
expected nothing. The paper was only
too glad to serve both the principal-!.
This is but one incident showing
the thousand and one ways in which
a good county paper serves its coun
RIFLE CLUB FOR SYLVA
(Capt. John C. Cutberth
The National Kitle Association was
organized in New York in 1871. For
more than a century the association
has watched over the interest of the
shooters of America. Very few if any
of the national sportsman associa
tions of the United Statcp past or
present show such a long history. On
ly the splendid principals of patrio
tism and sportsmanship on which the
association is founded could make
such a history possible.
The object of this Association shall
be to educate the youth of the na
tion in marksmanship throughout the
United States particularly among civ
ilians both as a sport and for the pur
pose of qualifying as finished marks
man. 'i . I
There are not many <ytieB in; North!
Carolina that have this opportunity
to have a National Rifle Club but
through a strong effort Sylva has the
pleasure to have a rifle club lroiu
the' War Department and the govern
ment will funtdsh rifles, target am
munition for outdoor and indoor
shooting free for the benefit of mak
ing our citizens sharp shooteqb and
sportsmen. There is a world of pleas
ure to be derived from a organized
A Rifle Club is exactly like any
other sportsman organization. It is a
group of men (or men and women)
who like to shoot or who want to
learn how to shoot and who get to
gether into < a club so that they may
have matches and may enjoy the so
cial activities of any high grade clubs.
A.rifle club differs rom many fcports
man association and athletic clubs
and is a 100 percent American) organ
ization. Any citizen between the ages
of 16 to 60 can become a charter mem
ber. Citizens desiring to.become a
member of the Sylva National Rifle
Club will write to Capt. John, C.
Cuthbert, O. D. Box 244, Sylva N. C.
Membership closes June 27th 1927.
Make applicaiton at once. High
school students join.
WILL HOLD B. Y. P. U.
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The Baptist Young People's Union
encampment for the Western courj
ties of North Carolina will be held
at Sylva Collegiate Institute from
August 7 to August 12. Prof. and
Mrs. W. C. Reed will be in charge
of the encampment, anj some 200
young1 people are expected to be in
Halifax farmers sold 800 pounds
of wool last week for 32o a pound.
(Srmta tork Will
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If aw H. HI. 1. Uterting
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greeting: at Greens Creek Baptist church, the annual conven
tion of the Woman's Missionary Union of the Tuckaseige Asso
ciation will b&'held on next Wednesday. The meeting o'penjs at
ten o'clock with a devotional service, led by Mrs. T. F. Deit/..
Mrs. Ednji Harris, of Raleigh, one of the state officers of the
Union, will be one of the speakers.
The programs as announced by the apsociational superintend
ent, Mrs. T. C. Bryson, follows:
Hymn?"Jesus Calls Us O'er the Tumult."
10:00 A. M. Devotional, Mrs. T. F. Deitz.
10:30 Roll call-of societies.
10:50 Report of officers. t ? '*
11:00 Talk?Superintendent of Association, Mrs. T. C.
Recognii i" A-l societies.
11:20 Value ot our Missionary Magazines and of tho
Recorder, Mrs. H. T. Hunter.
11:30 Talk?State officers, Mrs. Edna Harris.
Jl2:00'% , Ruby Anniversay Plans.
12:15 P. M. Appointment of Committees.
Nomination, time and place, resolutions.
12:30 Open conference for question on: Reports, Standard
of Excellence, Personal Service, Apportionment,
General Information. c v %
1:00 Lunch. , '
2:00 < Devotional?Webster, Mrs. Lawrence Cowan.
2:10 Gifts: Co-Opcrative Program, Margaret Fund,
N; Sunday School Board, Bible Fund, W. M. LT.
Training School, our State Expense Fund, Blanch
Barrus Nurses' Home, Mrs. John R. Jones.
2:20 God 's Plan of Giving?Have y?u a better one t, Mrs.
J. G. Murray.
'2:30 [ j Young Peoples' Work, Mrs. I. K. Stafford.
2:45 * Roll call of societies. V ?; >
3:30 Mission study, Mrs.* W. C. Reed.
JOB NEARS END
Oxford, Eng. June 18?It is expect
ed that this year, will record the suc
cessful completion of the greatest
lexicographical undertaking1 the world
has ever known,, the New English Dic
tionary, after more than 48 years of
Already the Magnum opus of Sam
uel Johnson is referred to as "an in
complete piece ?f hack work"' and
his definition of the word "network"
I?"anything reticulated or be cus
satod at equal distances between thw
intersections"?is cited as an exam
ple of how not to write dictionaries.
It was in 1879 that Sir James Mur
ray started work on the Oxford Dic
tionary, as it is familiarly known. It
was first proposed in 1857 by Dean
Trench in - his -noted "Study of
' The main feature throughout the
work has been to select and gather
quotations to illustrate fully the his
toric development of every English
word and its minutest shades of
meaning, and for this purpose all
English books written before 16<)0
have been read by scholars all over
the world, as well as thousands of
books written since 1600.
The nearest approach to the New
English Dictionary1 is the great Ger
man lexicon of the brothers Grimm
who also wrote fairy tales in idle
moments. It was begun in 1853, but
after 69 years it had reached only
its thirteenth volume down to WEG.
v Even with its supplements, Lit
trc's French Dictionary is a small
affair compared with the Oxford Dic
tionary. Students find that , Webster's
Dictionary cannot be compared to
the New English Dictionary for
scope an,d thoroughness.
Most of the work on the Oxford
Dictionary has been done in the
Scriptorium a little tin tabernacle
erecte^ ira Dr. Murray's own garden
at Mill Hill and in 1891 taken over
by Oxford university.
When the editor started work he
had more than 5,000.000 quotations
at hand and since then has handled
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The county agents of State Col
lege have shipped over 300 solid
cars of properly fed hogs to eastern
markets this spring and have helpe
to bring thousands of dollars in new
money for poultry shipments.
PREPARING TO ENFORCE
NEW STATE TRAFFIC LAWS
Officers throughout the State are
preparing the new and more stringen*
traffic laws effective July 1st.
The new laws embodying the old
traffic and automobile regulations
were passed by the last General As
sembly and many new features were
incorporated in the long list of pro
visions in some cases, the new laws
affect only the operation of motor
vehicles on the highways outside of
cities, but in some all thorough far js
are embraced in the territory of traf
The new State traffic laws carry a
number of new features and among
the most important are the follow
Speed limit on the highways in
creased to forty five miles an hour.
Speed 011 curves, in business dis
tricts, cross intersections in school
zones when children are going to and
from school, limited to fifteen miles
All accidcnts on the highways must
be reported to the State Vehicle Com
missioner. Blanks for these reports
mu t be supplied to the police and
sheriffs of the state.
Registration of motor vehicles |
car must carry its own title card ini
car must carry its own tltie car in
a special holder.
All registration will be held up in
ease of the theft of any vehicle be
ing registered until the final status
of the car is settled.
All drivers must observe crossing
signals and no one will be permitted
to drive through a safety zone.
Police, fire and ambulance vehicles
arc exempted from the speed limit
when responding to calls.
Windshields, side-wings, or rear
windows cannot carry any sign, pos
ter or other non-transparent mato
All head-lamps can not be operated
to cast any ray of light higher than^
42 inches and 75 feet ahead of the iz-,
hicie. \ . I
All vehicles except those propel jd
by human hand must carry a light
when operated on any public road
embraced within the State Highway
System. ' i'' '
Change in the date of thte motor
registration from June to December
After July 1 defendants convicted
in any justice court, police court or
court of record must pay an addition^
Mitchell Tower Pre
sented to State
The tower, recently erected of
granite roegs, on the summit of
Mount Mitchell, was presented to
the state, with appropriate exercises,
by Col. C. J. Harris, oue of Jackson
county's leading citizens.
The tower will serve as a lookout
for the North Carolina Forestry Ser
vice, as well as a suitable memorial
to Prol'. Elisha Mitchell, who lost
his life on the mountain, in making
explorations, and for whom the peak
Mr. James G. I?. McCIure, of Ashe
ville presided over the exercises, and
introduced Col. Harris, who formally
presented the tower to the state. It
was, received by Major Wadd1 H.
Phillips, director of the department
of conservation anj development, on
behalf of the state of North Carolina.
A number of Jackson county peo
pfle attended the exercises,. and it
was staled that more than 200 people
were present on the mountain, de
spite the inclement weather.
Mrs. Martha Medford of Clyde
spent Sunday with her sister, Mrs.
Mrs. Faye Vamer and children of
Whittier were guests at Mr. P. C,
Mx-s. T. T. Vamer of Whittier vis
ited Mrs. J.. M. Hughes.
Prof. C. R. Bird and family of
Guilfor,] spent the week end among
Mr. and Mrs. J. K. Terrell were
dii^ner guests ?f Mr. and Mrs. Bill
Mr. Lonnie Crisp and Misses Essie
and Bonnie Anthony and Sadie and
Elsie Hoyle made a trip to Smoke
Messrs. J. 0. Ten-ell and Gol man
Kinsland motored to Sylva.
Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Bradburn
called at Mrs. A. J. Freeman's, c'.
. Mrs. Will Freeman visited Mrs.
W. F. House.
Miss Bessie Martin was guest of
Miss Ruth Ferguson^. .
Mrs. W. F. Battle visited relatives
at Sylva and Smokemont.
Some of our people are attending
revival services at Whittier.
Mrs. Zena Battle and daughter,
Ida visited at Mr. J. K. Terrell's.
The Sylva Chamber of Commerce
held a jubilee meeting, last Thursday
evening celebrating the success of the
membership drive, that has just clos
ed. Nearly one hundred new members
were added during the drive, which
was under the direction of D. G. Brv
son, commanding general. Two teams
were chosen, with J. F. Freeze and
H. E. Monteith as captains. To the
Monteith team goes the honor of sc
ouring the largest n,umber of ne\^
members, while Thomas A. Cox of
the Freeze team secured the largest
number of any individual, with Gil
bert Bess, of Mr. Monteith's team as
second. ' ,
President Buchanan and Command
ing General Bryson expressed their
gratification at the remarkable sue
cess of the campaign as did Mi
Freeze and Mr. Monteith, team cap
al 50 cepts to cover a fee chained for
supplying the State Automobile De
partment with an abstract of each
conviction for violation of the traffic
laws. An exception to this law will
follow when the defendants are con
victed of municipal traffic laws.
All magistrates and clerks of the
j court are required under the new law,
| to furnish the department with an ab
stract of each conviction of a traffic
violation within ten days after judg
ment is rendered, and also in the case
of conviction of felonies when an an
bomol ile is involved.
Headlights will receive more at
tention of the local police than here
tofore, and the crusade of traffic
squad will also be extended to the
violators of the new law go~-ining
the use of tail lights.
Raleigh News and Observer, June IS
Robeson, home county of Gover
Angus W. McLean received the big
gest increase of any county in the
State in the distribution of the
school equalization fund in the figui
es announced last night by the State
Equalization Board, which was ap
pointed by the Governor.
The entire fund amounts to $3,250
000 of which $3,126,674.03 was distri
buted, $100,000 being set aside in| the
act for stimulating and emergency
purposes and the remaining $23,325.97
being reserced for expenses of tho
board. The distribution last year
amounted to $1,499,960 the total be
ing a little more than doubled and 90
counties participating as against 76
Robeson received $10,843.77 last
year and will get $82,859.51 during
1927-28) an increase of $72,015.74.
The question of how each county
farej at the hands of the board will
have tremendous effect on local tax
es. The budgets for the 90 participat
ing counties were increased this year
over last by $594,000 and the equaliz
ing fund distributed by $1,626,000
leaving $1,032,000 for the reduction
of taxes or the betterment of school
Iiobe?on was by no means the only
county whose portion was increased
in a striking manner. Of the 76 coun
ties participating last year only 25
will get as much as double the amount
although the fund has been more than
doubled and only 14 additional coun
Ten, of those 25 counties will re
ceive over four times as much as,they
received last yead. Here are those in
Anson from $9,585.14 to $42,710.58
Beaufort from $6,798.65 to $53,087
25; Chowan from $2,394.56 to $10,232
86; Cleveland from $5,628.16 to $47,
092.58; Cumberland from $3,138.38 to
$47,611.64; Davidson from $12,511.
53; to $64,185.69; Davie from $4,
993.63 to $21,664.93; Duplin froi.i
$15,492.29 to $66,902.68; Nash from
$6,540.52 to $73,993.72; Robeson from
$10,843.77 to $82,859.51.
Of the above five counties will re
ceive as much as eight time what they
got last year. They are: Beaufort,
Cleveland, Cumberland Nash and Reb
eson. Members of the board live in
Beaufort and Nash counties.
In the following counties the sums
received last year were decreased as
follows: Camdenj from $10,774.02 to
$5,660.58; an^ Dare from $19,423.06
to $18,876.73. Two other counties,
Currituck and Jackson received vir
tually no increases.
Three of the 14 counties appearing
on the list for the first time receive
large amounts. They are: Edgecombe,
$24,301.68; Greene $21,854.35; Lanpir
$19,658.69. The other 11 new counties
received only slight increases.
In the following counties the sums
rtceiyed last year were decreased
as follows: Camden from $10,774.02
to $5,660.58; and Dare from $16,
423.06 to $18,876.73. Two other
counties, Currituck, and Jackson re
ceived virtually no increases.
Three of the 14 counties appear
ing on the list for the first time
receive large amounts. They are:
Edgecombe, $24,301.68; Greene $21
854.35; Lenoir, $19,658.69. The other
11 new counties received onjy slight
Wilkes County which from time
immemorial has received more than
any other county, was increased
from $75,647.41 to $91,171.73 and
is second in the list with' Union
Last year the six leading "pauper"
counties in order of rank were Wilkes
Union, Columbus, and Sampson.
This year the six leading "pau
per" counties in ordej are Union,
WJlkes, Sampson, Robeson Colum*
bus and Nash; Robeson and Nash
haVe advanced from lowly ranking
to high place.
The board of Equalization as ap?
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