;150 the I ear in Advance in the County va, N. C. Thursday, December 8, 1927. $2.00 the Year in Advance Outside Countv
PLACES HUGE PLANT HERE
All Sylva and Jackson county, ami
i he rest of Western North Carolina,
tor that matter, is agog with the
talk of tlie location of theMeade Pa-|
per Company's huge plant in Sylva,!
;^nl it is frankly considered that this j
is the most important business trans-'
action, for Sylva and Jackson countvJ
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tj'.t has happened in many moons.)
The contracts between represents
lives of the Meade Paj>er Company
ami the Parsons Tanning Company
were executed in Chicago last Thurs
day, and it is understood on the. very
best authority that the work of erect
ing the great additional plant in Syl
\a will begin within a very short
Negotiations between the two con
tracting companyies, whereby a large
interest in the Extract Plant passed
to the Meade Peper Company, have
been in progress since last February,
ami engineers, efficiency experts and
other representatives of both parties
have been in Sylva frequently, check
ing up on the capacity and output of
the extract plant, and making plans
and estimtaes of the new plant into
paper at the new mijl.
The Meade Paper Company, who.-w
coming to Sylva will spell the erec
tion of the big paper mill, is one of
the niajor paper manufacturing con
cerns in the United States. It is un
derstood that they will enter, in Syl
va, for the first time in making the
rougher grades of hoxin and carton
paper that will be manufactured here,
and that it was with the intention of
entering this field that the purchase
ot' the large interest in the Parson^
Tanning Company was consummated.
The new mill, it is understood, will
be located near the junction of Stale
Highways Nos. 10 and 106, between
the Southern Railway Company's
tracks and those of the Tuckaseigi'e
and Southeastern Railway Company,
and that in addition to this tract,
which is a part of the present prop
erty of the Parsons Tanning' Company
that other realty will perhaps be
The huge plant, which will soon
be in proccss of construction, will
<'ost several hundred thousand dollars,
it is understood, and will perhaps
come up close to the million dollar
It is anticipated that between three
and four hundred men will begin em
ployment in the new mill, a considei
able percent of which will be highly
skilled and specialized labor, earning-;
wages. u -I
Not only does the coming'of the a?l- j
?litional plant assure the employment
of three or four hundred more men,
it was pointed out, but it also assures
that the extract plant will run full
lime, as the present wasted byprod
uct of chcstnut chips will be utilized,
thus placing the old plant on a bet
lor paying basis.
It is understood that the plan is to
lake the chestnut chips that are it
present burned, after the tannic acid
lias been boiled out of them, and tran3
thom to the new mill, where they
will be manufactured into boxing and
rton paper, to be placed on the mar
ket by the Meade PaperCoinpany.
Mr. I*]. L. McKee, president of the
Parsons Tanning Company, has stat ;d
tfcat as soon as the entire plans of the
Company are ready that they will be
?nade public through the press.
?No announcement has been made
a* to who the officials, managers,
R,?l superintendents of the new com-^
l);uiy will be, but it is not anticipated
J'0"1 that any material change in the
personnel of the Sylva plant will be
As soon as announcement was made
that the negotiations had been closed
ar,<l the contracts signed, assuring
J'lf location of the mammoth plant
in Svlva, the business outlook for
town took on a rosy hue, and all
' 'asses of people expressed the great
est confidence in the future of the
Jown, It ig believed that Sylva will
Si'0' within a very short time, the
Hest town in western North CSiro
hold funeral or wright
i Funeral services of Charlie Wriglii,
j nationally known hero of Whiteside
i Mountain, whp was killed an an au?
! omobile plunge over a 350 foot em
bankment, near Lake Toxaway, Sun
day evening, were conducted in Cash
ie^-'s Valley yesterday. ii;
LIv. Wright, who was 54' years of
age, and who lived in Highlands,
was one of the best known citizens
of the "Sapphire Country," and who
won national fame, a Carneige gold
medal from the Carnegie fund, several
years ago, when he, together with
Will .Dillard, rescued Jess Baity,
from the face of the 2000 foot prec
ipice on Whiteside Mountain. Arti
cles in various newspapers and the.
American Magazine directed atten-j
tion to Wright as one of the nation's'
greatest heroeS, and one of the less!
than a dozen men who have be?n
awarded the Carnegie Gold Medal.
Jess Baity, a member of a picnic
pirtv, fell over the famous cliff on
the mountain, catching part of tii
way down on a sleiider bush. It wis
then that, Charlie Wright, assisted
by another man, Will Dillard, climb
ed the face of the cliff, a task that
required- nearly an hour, reaching the
victim of the fall just as he wh
about to collapse. The trip back was
even more dangerous, and right
himself collapsed fijoni exhaustion.
? It was a feat that up to that tme
had been considered an impossibility
Dillard, who assisted in the feat, also
received a modal.
The automobile Occident, which
took Mr. Wright 's life, Sunday night,
is said to have been. caused by u
dense fog, which prevented him from
seeing the road, as he and A. D.
Bryson were driving near Lake Tox
away. Mr. Wright drove too near the
edge, in the dense fog, and the damp
earth gave way, plunging the touring
ear down a 350 foot embankment,
killing Mr. Wright and dangerously
injuring Mr. Bryson, by fracturing
Mr. Wright is survived by his wi
dow and five children; Harry, Grace,
Chester, Barak, a:id nine months old
infant. His brothel's and sisters sur
viving are: Miss Frances, who is
teaching at Cullowhee, George ar. I
Bob Wright, and Mrs. Eva Saxc of
Atlanta, Ga., and H. M. Wright of
Cashier's Valley. <
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Marcus Henslcy, 24, to Edna Wil
son 18, both of Jackson county.
James Bert Conley 28 to Lilly Ma(
Palmer, 26, both of Swain county.
S. II. Walker, 24 to Mabel Brad
shaw, 19, both of Haywood.
Andy Robbins 22 to Violet Hall,
21, Jacksn county.
1 Obediah Swimmer, 21 to Sarah
lina, west of Ashcville, and in addi
tion to being at present the trading
center of a laige and prosperous ter
ritory, will become a manufacturing
center of no mean importance. This,
coupled with the large volume of
tourist business that will pour into
Sylva with the opening of the Great
Smoky Mountains National Park, will
unquestionably make it a town with
three principal sources of income?
the great tourist business, the large
agricultural interests of the surround
ing territory, and manufacturing in
terests of large imjlortance.
It is definitely stated on the high
est authority that the paper ^mill
at Sylva will have no offensive odor,
as is often the case in paper mill
towns; but that cm the contrary,
the process that will be used here will
have no odor, and there will be even
less discoloration of the water in
the streams below the mill, than is
the case at present.
FATHER AND SON
' BANQUET TONIGHT
The prospects ("or the father and
son banquet to be held this evening
have so far exceeded the most sang
uine expectations of the cohimittce
from the Baptist and. Methodist
churches, that is promoting it, that
it has been found necessary to change
the place .of the dinner from the Chan
ber of Commerce hall to the auritor
ium of the Central High School, in
order to necommdate the large crowd
that is expected to attend the meet
j At an early hpur this morning
more than 150 tickets had been sold,
and it is anticipated that fully 20tf
people will ! e present.
The dinner, said to be one of the
most elaborate menus ever served
here, is in chargo of the ladies o! j
thc\missionary societies of the two
churches, and, with roast turkey as
the basis for a start, the women of
the two churches are preparing a
Mr. M. I). Cowan will preside as
toastmastcr, and Rev. Joe S. Hiatt
pastor tli the West Asheville Mc'ii
odist church will be the princina
speaker. Other features on the v?
gram will be congregational sink
ing, led by Mr. W. C. lveed, princi
pal of Sylva Collegiate Institute, a
toast "To our Dads," by Mr. Edwin
Allison, cne "To Our Mothers," by
John Parris, Jr., and another "To
Our Sons," by Mr. C. C. Buchanan.
The committee in charge of the
arrangements announce that the
change of meeting place to the Ccn
tral Hitrh School, and additional
cooks r.t woVk preparing the meal,
will assure that all who wish'to atteml
the meeting will be cared for.
SERVICE FOR YOUNG
FOLKS SUNDAY MORNINL
The services at the Methodist
church in Sylva Sunday morning will
he special for the young people o!
the congregation. The pastor, Rev.
George Clcnimcr, will speak on "Some
Things Young People Ought to Re
member." A feature of the service
will be the part the young people
take in it themselves. The singing
will be led, by a, Junior choir. Wil
liam McKee will lead in the. reading
of the Scripture lessons. Edgar Moody
and John Wilson will serve ?s ushers
and take the offering.
The pastor and officials of the
church, acting ujjon a request of the
Junior members of the-'congregation,
have made this arrangement perma
nent. The second Sunday morning
in cach month will be devoted to the
interests of the young people. Adults
are invited and wijl be welcome to
attend these seryices, but the young
people and their interests will be to
the fore. c
In the evening at 7:30, Mr. Clem
mer will preach at Dillsboro. The
service will be especially for'\ church
members and leaders of the ejmrch.
"The Method and Ministry of Wo'rk'l
will be the subject of the sermOn.i
The public is cordially invited. Fol-j
lowing is the order of the morning
sernice of worship:
Voluntary. Opening Hymn No. 16,
"Savior Like A Shepherd Lead Us.''
The Apostles' Creed; Prayer, con
cluding with The Lord's Prayer; Re
sponsive reading No. 14; Second
Scripture lesson Ecclesiastes 12 :l-7;
Hymn No. 56, "Give Of Your Best
Tov>The Master." Announcements;
Offering; Sermon: "Some Things
Young People Ought to Remember.'
Hymn No. 72, "I Choose Jesus."
BETA SCHOOL TO
There will be a Negro minstrel
show at the Beta school house, Sat
urday evening, at seven o'clock, given
by members of the students body and
faculty. An admission charge of 15c
and 25c will be made, and thef'pro
ceeds will be used for purposes of the
Cold weather is coming so ft would
be a good plr,n to look after the rad
iator and the battery of the old fam
WHILE STATE FREEZES
Saturday and Sunday the whole.rf
North Carolina was freezing. Hay-J
i wood eonntv was under a blanket ot |
snow. Buncombe was snow-covercd,
all cast of there was coated with
heavy snow or .inches of icy slee-:.
Three men froze to death at differ
ent places in the state east of the
Blue Ridge. As for Sylva and the
country "West of the Balsams" ti:;
weather ran true to form. There wero
no unusual manifestations of the
weather. There fell, it is true, a-let
of much needed rain, which soon fair
ed awav and the balmy sunshine
bathed the country west of the Bal
sams, while east of them the people
shivered, and slid along at their va
rious tasks. Telephone and telegra
phic communication was greatly hand*
icapped and many lines were out for
The towering peaks of the Balsam
and Smoky Ranges were covered with
deep snow, but west of the Balsams
the storm did not penetrate down into
the valleys- and not a flake of snow
fell. Th<* contrast wits so marked thai
every traveller coming across th<>
mountains congratulated the people
of Sylva upon their fortunate winter
The winter climate west of the
Balsams is one of the most remark
able freaks of the weather, and it can
be safely said that there is the finest
winter climate in North Carolina, for
time after time, winter after winter
the same contrast exists as was n >
tic?d the first of this week.
BUY LICENSE TAGS NOW
Witliin a few weeks, a majority
of the Nation 's 22,000,000 moto- ear
owners will be faced with the neces
sity of acquiring new license plates,
says A. J. Dills, Secretary of the
Carolina Motor Club who suggests
that the individual can save himself
considerable trouble and inconveni
ence if he resolves now io put this i
task behind him before the last i>tin-?
"Every year," says Mr. Dills,
"motordom goes through the same
few days merely because so many car
owners defer the purchase of their
new tags \ until the last minuto. It'
the pro|X)sition of getting next year's
plates was] spread out over six weeks
or more as the motor vehicle author
ities make provision for, car owners
would save themselves a tremendous
amount of time, irritation and incon
"New plates- are inevitable. ')ne
must have them to us** a car. Why
not acquire them well ahead of time'?
"In connection with tbe purchase
of new license tags, the car owner
would do well to check over his reg
istration card or title to determine
if the official record of it is straight
It frequently happens that serial
or engine numbers are registered in
correctly, through clerical or other
error, and then, in case a car is
stolen, recovery is made that niuch
"It is a wise precaution to check
over this information every year. In
doing so, the car owner almost invar
iably will come across marks and num
bers which remarkably facilitate iden
tification of the car in case the need
ever arises, as-for instance, when the
most prominent numbers are removed
or defaced by a thief.
"On the whole, the season is one
in which the motorist has an oppor
tunity to benefit himself in several
ways if nly he will take advantage
of it." "
NEW FORD ON DIS
PLAY AT HIGDON'S
The first of the new Fords to come
into Jackson county is on "display to
day at the Higdon Motor company,
and large crowds of people have
been visiting the show rooms to g'jt
an eye full of the new Ford.
The best Christmas for the farm
housewife this year would be running
water in the home, says dne farm
woman. ?, - 1
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URGE POWER DEVELOPMENT
PLANNED Blf COL C. J. HARRIS
NO. 28 GRADED TO
Franklin Press, Dcc. 1
Less than six months ago j>eople
contemplating a trip to the Black
Place, west of the Njantahala Moun
tains, hesitated >Ostart because ot'
the bad road 'crossing this famous
range. Now there is a different story
to tell. The steam shovel has worked
its way across from the eastern slope
and is now three miles beyond Wal
lace Hap. A half mile further and
the grading will have reached the
"River of the Noon-day Sun" at the
home of that estimable citizen and
famous pioneer Charlie Slagle. From
there to Black Gap at the Clay coun
ty line is only a short distance.
Whether the grading can be complet
ed to Black Gap before winter sets in
is a matter of doubt but probably not.
" One can now reach the saw mill at
the Littleton place, a distance of 17
or 18 miles from Franklin within 30
or 40'minutes after leaving town
Just at present the road is in excel
lent condition, but when the rains of
winter come the road will become al
most impassable due to the nature oi
the soil through which the highwav
is graded. \
All along the new grade beyond
Wallace Gap new residences are going
up. Everywhere one sees evidences of
prosperity in the beautiful valley of
the Nantaliala, approximately 3,500
feet above the level of the sea.
HAS HEAVY DOCKET
Accordng to the Brevard News
Judge Walter E. Moore faced an un
usually heavy docket when hk con
vened Transylvania county court,
Monday morning \ ?
It is probable that as many as 150
cases will be on the docket, the ma
jority of which are liquor cases. Ten
dissatisfied husbands and wives are
asking for a divorce, breaking the
fine record set by this county last
year, .when not a divorce was grant
ed throughout the whole year. Soma
one half dozen divocre eases have
already been disposed of since Jan
uary, 1, 1927, and a large numb3rj
making application at the coming
court will bring the county to the
forefront in this unusually heavy de
mand for legal separation. ^
J. Will Pless, Jr., solicitor of this
district will prosecute the criminal
docket for the state.
HONOR ROLL FOR
First Grade?Billie Corbin, Thomas
Corlnn, Chris Robinson, Emma Lee
Fisher, Helen Jennings, Louise Lusk,
Bessie Lee Wilson,
Second Grade?Christine Bryson,
Carl Bryson, Clyde Bryson Bickett
Bryson Uiddell Breedlove, Clinton
Lusk, Myrtle Leopard, Harold Mon
Third Grade?Zell Bryson, Carl
Bryson, Liilian Fisher, Cordelia Ho?
.it, Nellie Johnson, Ada Jennings, An
nie Leopard, Rutli Moss, Margaret
Monteith, Lewis Pressley.
Fourth Grader-r-Ransey Bryson, Cor
sey Bryson. .
Fifth Grade?Mary Jolinson, Mich
ael Johnson, Leata Moss, Winifred
Alexander, Nola Breedlove, Everard
Lusk, Gordon Jennings, Neil Bryson.
Sixth Grade?Glenn Jennings Ed
ith Calhoun, Leslie Norton.
Seventh Grade?Candler/ Bryson
Vollie Lanning, Ray Pressley, Cecil
Bryson, Arthur Bryson.
Eighth Grade?Annie Alexander,
,Mae Alexander, Jessie Bryson, Mary
Edwards, Edith Henderson, Arlin
Fowler, Lillian Robinson, Dorothy
Wilson, Guy Zachary. ?
Ninth Grade?Phoebe Evitt, Roy
Tenth Grade?Lucile Long, Edith
It is understood on good authority,
while the ofifcials of the company
have inadc 110 announcement of their
plans, that a big power development
at Dillsboro is being planned by Co!.
Charles .T. Harris, Jackson county
capitalist and principal owner of the
Dillsboro and Sylva Electric Lig it
Company. It is said that the project
will probably be under way within a
very short time, in anticipati n of
the largely increased need for elec-/
trie current in the territory, within
tae immediate future.
It is said that the plans call for
the erection of a large dam, on the
Tuckaseigee River, below the mouth
of Scott's creek, and the drilling of
a tunnel through die Tunnel Moun
tain, a considerable distance, givin?
the river a fall of some 63 feet from
the dam to the power plant, which
is to be erected at the mouth of the
tunnel. This project, it is understood
will create large amounts of hydro
c lectric power. ,
The property where the develop
ment is to be made, has been in the
possession of Col. Harris for a num
ber of years, he having bought some
years ago, with the idea in mind of
miking the development when condi
tions in Sylva and the adjacent ter
ritory would justify the expenditure
of the large amounts of money that
will be necessary to complete it. <
It is understood that A humber ?f
improvements will be made at the
present power house, immediately.
Clay County News
Dr. and Mrs. J. M. Sullivan, A
Hayesville received an unusual sur
prise for Thanksgiving Day. They
were expecting their daghter, Mrs.
Floyd Johnston, her husband and
children, of Madisonville, Tenn., to
spend Thanksgiving with them. Mr.
and Mrs. Johnston and children ar
rived about seven o'clock Tuesday
evening. A few hours later another
daughter, Mrs. Vern Swan, her Ins
band and little son, of Asheyille at:
rived, and a few minutes later an
other car drove up and Mr. and M i'*.
H. S. Carrol of Atlanta, alighted.'
Mrs. Carrol is also a daughter of Dr.
and Mrs. Sullivan. Wednesday
ternoon Mr. and Mrs. C. A Bales
and children, of Sylva, arrived and
Thursday morning Mr. and Mrs. Poe
Crawford and children of Elf came.
This completed the family circle. Fa
ther and mother, five daughters and
sons-in-law and ten grandchildren.
MRS. J. T. HAYES DIES
Mrs. M. Buchanan, Mrs M D Cowan
and Mr J. D. Cowan were called to
Tomotla, Sunday, because of the
death of Mrs. J. T. Hayes. Mrs..
Hayes had been in poor health for
a long time
The funeral services were heh1 on
Among those surviving is Mi .4
Kate Hayes, who taught in the Sylv.t
schools for several years.
REPUBLICANS WILL MEET
IN KANSAS CITY
The national Republican executive
committee, yesterday, chose Kansas
City, Mo., as the meeting place of
the 1928 convention, and the conven
tion will be called to order on Ju?e
LYRIC TO SHOW WHAT
PRICE GLORY TOMORROW
What Price Glory, from the sta^re
triumph of the same name, by Laur
ence Stallings, another of the great
epics of - the screen, will be shown '
at the Lyric Theatre tomorrow and.