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$150 the Year in Advance in th^?Rinty Sylva, N. C. Thursday, November 17,1927 $2.00 the Year in Advance Outside County
ii Lyme op?ns
WITH BIG PARADE
The new Lyric Theatre Sylva's
,u.^est moving picture house, opened
last Friday, showing "The Big Pa
rade,'' and it is said that the larg
est crowd of people that ever saw u
moving picture in Jackson county
witnessed the eight showings of the
Mr. Harry Buchanan, owner of the
new theatre surprised the-people by
lu'vitijr something not advertised. He
secured the services of Joseph De
Nanlo's orchestra from Asheville for
the two days wftile The Big Parade
was being shown, adding much to the
iiiipressivencss of the picture.
The new Lyric, just completed, is
)said to be One of the best moving pic
ture theatres in North Carolina and
is equipped with every hpodern con
venience and appliance tdi be found
in any motion picture house. The
building of brick has a (front of
North Carolina marble anHv presents
a most impressive appearance. Inside
the finishing and fixtures are as
handsome as can be found. The thea- j
tre seats 410 people and is equipped
with the best of three Spring, leath
er-upholstered opera chairs. A steam
heating system has been installed as
has an air cooling system, making j
the theatre comfortable in all kinds'
oi weather. The stage is ftted up for]
presentation of plays and vaudeville.
Another most attractive feature is the
installation of a Wurlitzer organette
to furnish the music. This instrument
plays either organ or piano pieces,
and can be played either by hand or
rolls. People from all parts of West
ern North Carolina who came to Syl
va tor the opening picture were high
in their praise of Sylva and the pic
ture houses of the town. *
MRS. LEWIS CANNON DIES
Mrs. Lewis Cannon passed on at
the home of her father at Cullowhee,
about noon ysterday, after a protract
cd illness. Mrs. Cannon, who was a
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. D.
Wike, of Cullowhee, taught in the
schools of Jackson county until her
marriage to Mr Cannon, about two
years ago. She was a young woman of
unusual charm, and had a large num
ber ot friends in various parto of
this county. Early in the spring she
became unwell and went to South
Carolina for a visit with her sister,
Mrs. I). E. Peek, hoping to recover
ber health; but while there she be
?ame worse, and returned to Cul
lowhee where she spent the last
months of her life, an invalid.
She is survived by her husband,
Lewis Cannon, of Dillsboro, her fath
er and mother, Mr. and Mrs. W. D.
Wike, of Cullowhee, a number of sifr.
tors, one brother, Mr. G. T Hampton,
ot Ohio, and a large number of other
relatives and friends.
The funeral will be held at t(i?
Cullowhee Methodist church, this af
ternoon, nnd will be conducted by
Dr. S. ,If. Hilliard, of Asheville, a
former pastor of Mrs. Cannon.
BuSell, Los# An-'
Gdes, says the divorce evil is #0
gr<*t it is time to try fi*?#***
term" marriages?which could be
renewed at the end of that perio4
JJ? both parties were MtiiW. __ .j
WELFARE MEETING IN
Tbe Western District Welfare As
sociation will hold an all day meet
ing, in the Masonic Temple, in
; WaynesviHe, tomorrow, beginning at
10 ;3D. It is expected that a large num
ber of interested people will attend,!
and that welfare workers from all
ftsrts of North Carolina will be pres
ent. 'Y. ?? ?
The program follows: i
10:30 to 11:00 Registration \
Devotional Rev S. R. Crockett
Mnsic by High School Orchestra
Address of Welcome?H. A. Osborne
Roll Call By Counties
11:00 to 12:30 Economic Value of
Welfare Work in Rural Counties?
Mrs. Kate Burr Johnson
Welfare Work as Related to Public
Health Dr. Sams
12:30 to 1:30 Luncheon ? Mas
1:30 to 2:00 Report of Nominating
'Value of Publicity in Welfare Work
2:00 to 2:30 Financing County Wel
fare Work, Miss ifary Frances Camp
2:30 to 3:00 Church and Welfare
V<Tork __ Rev. Wallace Hartsell
'3:00 to 3:30 Juvenile Courts in
Rural Communities Carl B. Hyatt
3:30 to 4:00 Discussion
4:00 to 4:30 County Superinten
dents of Welfare N. E. Wright
S. 0. I. DEFEATS HAYESVILLE
In an Armistice Day game, Sylva
Collegiate Institute defeated Hayes
ville High School by a score of 21 to
0 on the Sylva High School Grid
iron, before a large crowd of foot
ball fans. The first minute of the
game Haypsville started off in great j
style, and almost scored a touchdown;]
but apparently became bewildered and
before they could get their bearings
the ball was across their own goal
line for a touchdown and S. Cp I
had taken first blood in the battle.
After that it was easy for the Bap
tists, until the last quarter-when
Hayesville rallied and put up a stub
born battle. The ball was in Hayes
ville's territory during almost tho en
tire game and when the visitors had
the ball, S. C. I. gained almost as
much ground as if they had been in
possession of the pigskin.
The next game S? C. I. will play,
will be Saturday when they meet the
Cherokee Indians, in Sylva for their
second game with them during the
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TIE DOUBLE HEADER
Sylva and Cullowhee High Schools
split with even honors in the double
header basketball game on the local
court, Thursday evening, the Cullow
hee girls winning by a 18-14 score,
whilp the Sylva boys took a 62-7 vio
Morgan (19) . R. F. Holden (1)
Queen (13) L. F.' Parker (1)
Fincannon (20) C. Crawford (5)
Reed (6) R. G. Crawford
Clayton L. G. Campbell
Ensley, Fisher, Sutton, Henry, Dills
- Score: Sylva 62. Cullowhee 7.
Sylva ' Cullowhee
Frady (2) R. F. Higdon (11)
Moody (12) L. F. Wike (5)
Cogdill C. Wilson (2)
Bain \ R. G. " Campbell
McCully ( L. G . / Brown
Dillard C. G. Mills
Cook, Simons. h <? , \
Score: Sylva 14. Cullowhee 18.
TO SHOW STARK LOVE
Stark Love, the picture of the Car
olina Mountains that has brought a
bout a furore of discussion through
out this section and which was 1
ed near Robbinsville will be shown
at the Sylvan Theatre next Monday
and Tuesday. < ' .
Many people in this section have
taken the position that the picture
is an insult to the section while oth
ers have taken no exception to it, and
still others have considered it in their
writings in ? facetious vein.
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. PLATO EBBS URGES PAY
MENT OF PARK PLEDGES
Hon. Plato Ebbs, treasurer of the
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North Carolina Park Commission, at
a dinner meeting of the Sylva Cham
ber of Commerce, Tuesday evening,
urged the immediate payment of
pledges to the Smoky Mountains Na
tional Park. Mr. Ebbs, who has been
working tirelessly and without com
pensation, for more than two years
for the great park, stated that the
bonds voted by North Carolina and
Tennessee for the establishing of the
Park would soon be available as the
National Park Commission expected
to be able to state, by January first,
that the National drive to secure the
Four Million and a Half additional
funds, has been crowned with suc
cess. More than half of the prelimi
nary work of surveying and abstract
ing has been completed and the funds
subscribed for the park are badly
needed, to carry. forward the work,
Mr. Ebbs stated. Neither the state
bond issues nor the national subscrip
tions can be used for the survey, as
these gifts are specially designated
to be used for the purchase of land.
The best way, Mr. Ebbs stated, to
hurry the establishment of the park
is to pay the subscriptions, allowing
the park commission to rush the pre
Mr. Ehbs pictured the benefits to
this section from the Park and stated1
that it would be worth many manu
facturing plants, and that the many
benefits 1o the section would exceed
the wildest dreams of the most ar
dent advocates of the Park.
A committee composed of M. D.
Cowan, Billy Davis and T. C. Bryson,
Sr. was appointed to make a canvass
of the subscribers to the Parkc.fund/
and to urge immediate payment of
Mr. Ebbs complimented Sylva in
keeping step with the progress of
Western North Carolina and urged
Mr. C. W. Tilson , met with the
Poultry Club at (^ualla.
Mr. and Mrs. J. Hooper, Mr. Luth
er and Miss Grace Hoyle and Miss
Winnie Cooper motored to Scott's
Creek to visit relatives.
Mr. Fred McLean and family of
Whittier were visitors at Mr. J. C.
Rev. and Mrs. A. H. Bryan spent
the week end at Mr. C. M Martin's..
Mrs. J. D. Norton of Whittier call
ed on Mrs. J. M. Hughes.
Miss Bessie Cecil Hooper of Bigj
Ridge visted her aunt, Mrs. J. L.
Hyatt and other relatves.
Messrs. J. H. and J. M. Hughes and
Mr. G. A. Kinsland made a trip to
Mr. and Mrs. D. M. Shuler and son
Frank and Mrs. Laura Snyder spent
the afternoon at Mr J. R. Messers.
Mr. and Mrs. Vivian Nations of
Barker's Creek spent the week end
with home folks.
Mrs. A. C. Hoyle , and Mrs. J. P,
Crisp called on Mrs. S. M. Crisp.
Miss Sadie Hoyle called on Miss
Mrs. Will Freeman has returned
from a visit with relatives at Jud
son. 1 \
Mrs. Ruth Gibson , visited her
mother, Mrs. York Howell.
Mrs. J. L. Ferguson is spending a
while at Mr. P. H. Ferguson's.
Mrs. Mary Kinsland was guest of
Mrs. Mary Hughes. . ^
Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Worley and
Mrs. A. C. Hoyle were visitors at
Mr. J. 0, Howell's, v t .
Mr. and Mrs. D. A. Martin and
daughter, Miss Jessie of Cherokee,
visited, at Mr. W. C. Martin's.
Mr. and Mrs. Nute Snyder called
at Mr. W. F. House's.
Messrs. Luther Hoyle, Richard
Crisp, Woodrow Cooper and Misses
Winnie Cooper and Grace Hoyle call
ed at Mr. D. M. Shuler's.
Mr. J G. Hooper has his large tarn
Top-dress the pasture sod with an
application of acid phosphate, a ton
of ground limestone or a few loads
of stable mara* or all three.
the Chamber of Commerce to get
ready for the Park, by building at
least one tourist hotel, and by laying
out a/good golf course.
Chief A. L. Duckett, of the Ashe
ville Fire Department, and president
of the North Carolina Firemen's As
sociation, was present at the meeting
and urged the adoption of proper
building laws, the appointment of
building and electric inspectors, and
the prevention of fires as the best
way to assist the new fire depart
"ment in keeping down the fire loss
in Sylva. Mr. Duckett urged that the
town pay the membership of the Syl
va Fire Department in the State As
sociation, and complimented the town
upon the new fire house and the
fire equipment. Representatives of
the Southeastern Underwriters Asso
ciation were present and informed
the Chamber-of Commerce that they
were preparmg^ certain recommenda
tions to complete Sylva's preparation
for fighting fire. The recommenda
tions will be mailed to the town of
ficials within the next few days and
will include the employment of one
man for full time to stay at the fire'
department and the adoption by the
town of North Carolina Building and
Inspection Code. When these recom
mendations arc carried out, the un
derwriters stated, they will ask for
a new classification and new rating
for the town, which will reduce the
fire insurance rates from the pres
ent classification of Third Class plus
15 percent to Second Class plus 10
percent on mercantile establishments
atid to flat Second Class of residen
The Chamber of Commerce unani
m&taly recommended to the town of
ficials that these recommendations of
the underwriters be carried out and
that the town pay the membership of'
the local fire department in the state
SYLVA DAIRY MODEL PLANT
The Sylva Dairy is said, by people
who have visited it recently, to be
one of the most model dairy plants
in all Western North Carolina. Re
cent visitors state that every modern
convenience and appliance in caring
for the cows, in handling the milk
and containers, is in evidence, and
eyery safeguard thrown about it. A
splendid herd of cows is also in ev*
idence there, it is stated.
The Journal was presented with a
pint of the prize winning cream at
the Jackson County Poultry and
Dairy Show, held in Sylva recently,
and we can unhesitatingly say that
this cream, from the Sylva Dairy,
was as fine as we ever saw, and we
believe as good as can be produced
ON MURPHY ROAD
Faster schedules on the Murphy Di
vision of the Southern Railway ef
fective next Sunday are included in
the new scheflule for trains announc
ed by the Southern.
Trains No. 19 will leave Asheville
at 3 p. m and reach Murphy at 8:30
ten minutes earlier than the present
schedule.. Train No. 17 will depart
from Asheville at / a. m. and arrive
in Murphy at 11:20 instead of 11:30.
Train No. 20 will leave Murphy ten
minutes earlier and arrive in Ashe
ville at the present hour for arrival,
12:30. Train No. 18 will leave Mur
phy at 1 o'clock instead of 12:45 and
will arrive in Asheville at 7:30. All
schedules are Central Time.
Some of the improvements in the
schedules are gained by shortening!
the stops at certain stations, speed
ing up loading and transfer of bag
gage, railway officials state.
PLAY TO BE GIVEN
E7 CENTRAL HIGH
A mystery comedy entitled "Anne
What's Her Name," will be presenfed
by students of the Central High
School tomorrow night, at 7:45
o'clock. The funds derived from the
admission prices of 25 and 40 cents
will be used for the library.
MBS. McEEE INJURED
IN AUTOMOBILE SMASH
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Mrs. E. L. McKee suffered a brok
en arm and bruises Monday night,
when the car in which she and Mr.
McKee were riding skidded on the
pavement between Waynsville and
Lake Junaluska and turned over. Mr.
McKee who was driving was uninjur
ed* V: , .
Mr. and Mrs. McKee were return
ing to their home in Sylva from
Spruce Pine, where Mrs. McKee had
addressed the Woman's Club, in the
afternoon and as they were returning,
rain began falling, making the as
phalt pavement, east of Waynesville
very slick and as they approached the
curve near Raccoon Creek the Car
skidded snd turned over.
Mrs. McKee is resting well and her
injuries, while painful, are not con
sidered of a dangerous nature.
CANNON BBOTHEBS OPEN
SYLVA FUBNITUBE STOBE
Cannon Brothers, Dillsboro and Syl
va merchants have opened a furni
ture store in the new building just
completed in Sylva by M. Buchanan
Jr., next d?or to his garage.
The new building with a beautiful
plate glass front, presents a fine ap
pearance and the Cannon's , have
leased the entire first floor and a
part of the second floor of the build
On the first floor, the furniture
'people are arranging a display of
furniture of all kinds, and on the
second floor, have fitted up a com
plete apartment to show their cus
tomers how the furniture will look
when placed in the rooms of a home.
Mr. Dan Allison is manager of the
new store and expects to have his
entire stock in the building and in
order by the end of the week.
FRANKI,IN TO VOTE
ON WATER BONDS
Franklin Press, Nov. 10
The Board of Aldermen at its reg
ular meeting Monday night, formally
passed ordinances submitting to the
voters proposals to issue bonds in the
maximum'sums of $68,000 and $12,
000 for a water supply system and
for completing the sewer system of
the town, respectively.
Both ordinances were adopted un
The election was set for Tuesday,
The proposal to provide a water
supply system resulted from a water
shortage here during the past two
summers. The Board adopted a report
of a Charlotte engineer which recom
mended use of Cartoogechaye creek
for a water supply. It is proposed to
construct an intake, filter system, etc.
The estimate of $68,000 is the maxi
mum amount necessary, under the
engineer's estimate. The Board be
lieves that the work can actually be
done for less and the ordinance, if
acted upon favorably by the people,
empowers the board to issue a max
imum of $68,000 for a water supplyi
system, but does not require that
more bonds shall be issued ttjan are
actually necessary. The same ni-truc
with reference to the sewer bonds..
The x Western North Carolina Con
ference' at its meeting in Asheville,
adopted a resolution opposing the can
didacy of any "wet" for president.
The resolution follows:
"In the interest of safety for our
constitution, security for our homes
and sobriety for our people, this
Western North Carolina conference,
of the Methodist Episcopal church,
South, would record a most em
phatic protest against the nomination
in 1928 by either of the two great po
litical parties of any candidate for
President of the United States, who
is not outright and altogether in ac
cord with the 18th Amendment and int
favor of reinforcement end enforce
ment of the Volstead law."
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? MARRIAGE LICENSES '
Johnny Mathis, 25 to Gertie Shular,
21 ? .
J. Buries Zachary, 19 to Ollie
Owen, 18. ?: a
Lex Burgas to Mattie McKinney
A "" r~~ .. ' ,
Sylva Collegiate Institute, Sylva
GradedJSchool and Sylva High School
congregated at the High School Au
ditorium Thursday morning for the
Armistice Day program that had been
arranged jointly by tl\e schools and
the Junior Order United American
Songs; drills and other exercises
were presented by pupils from the
three schools. Mrs. C. A. Bales read
"In Flanders' Fields;" Mim Sue
McCulley, a part of Wilson's War
Message to Congress and Miss Carina
Ashe, a paper on America's part in
the great war.
Immediately after the exercises by
the schools, Mr. Dan Tompkins on
behalf of the American Legion, de
livered a short address to the sehool
children on the great war and the
meaning of Armistice Day. Mr.
Hugh E. Monteith, local councilor of
the Junior Order, with a few appro
priate remarks, presented flags and
bibles to the three schools. Mr. W'.
C. Reed accepted them on behalf of
Sylva Collegiate Institute and Mr.
V. E. Wessinger, on behalf of both
the high schoool and the graded
school, Mr. .J. U. Gibbs, being absent
because of the illness of his son.
At the conclusion of the exercises
in the auditorium the people congre
gated in the yard in front of the
school building, and the flag wns
raised, as the school children Bang
"The Star Spangled Banner."
OF CLUB ORGANISED
The Literary Department
Woman's Club was organized last
Monday at the home of Mrs. E. F.
King with an enrollment of fourteen
members. Mrs. King was elected as
chairman of the club and Mrs. J. D.
Cowan as Secretary-Treasurer . The
date of meeting was set for the third
Monday in every month. A regular
place of meeting will be decided up
on at the general meeting of the club.
The next meeting will be held at Mrs.
Charles Allison's home. The present
members hope that every woman in
terested in the study of literatur.*
Bryson City Times, Nov. 11
Every county in the state of North <
Carolina has a county historian. They
are appointed by the county board of
education. The one named in Swain
county by the board is Horace Kep
hart. Mr. Kephart has accepted the
Swain county is sure to have their
history fully and delightfully present
ed to the readers of the state. As
county historian Mx. Kephart be
comes a member of the State Histor
Between four and five million feet v
of valuable timber has been made
worthless by nailing roadsigns to
trees along the public highways of
North Carolina during the past two
years. ' , \
E. S. Barnard, Cleveland, newly'
elected President of the American
Baseball League, to succeed Ban,
Johnson, once great power in dia
mond affairs. Barnard has been
active in the American League for
. 25 years. j
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