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Volume XXXVII. Number 50
WAYNESVILLE, HAYWOOD COUN'Y, NORTH CAROLINA THURSDAY, JANUARY 7, 1928
$2.00 a Year in Advance,' $2 JO if not PM
BOARD OF EDUCATION FAVORS
EIGHT MONTHS SCHOOL.
At their meeting last Monday, thu
County Board of Kducation went on
record as favoring an eight months
school term for all the schools in thu
county, according to information given
out this week by Superintendent Wm
C. Allen, who seemed greatly enthus
ed over .he educational situation
Members of the Board of Education
also expressed themselves as being
greatly encouraged iit the ouilook for
thf increased efficiency of the school-;
as evidenced by this prospect of u
"In my opinion," said Superintend
ent Allen, "Haywood county is jusl
beginning an era of unprecedented
educational activity. This unanimous
endorsement by the Hoard of Educa.
tion of the minimum term of eight
months school," continued the super'
intendent, "is but an unmistakable
indication of the sentiment that
developing all over the county. Un
less all signs fail, there will be pies
sure brought to bear upon the hoan!
at the next meeting in February to
call an election for the eaily spring.'
It was brought out in the meeting
on Monday that several districts ip
the county are already moving toward
improving school conditions in their
localities. Fines Creek township, as a
whole, has the ciuestion of voting
bonds for a central high school now
in active contemplation. A petition
is being gotten ready for signature;
in that part of the county to ask the
county commissioners to appoint ?i
day for a bond issue sufficiently large
to build a union school large enough
to take care of three hundred children
And it will carry in that township, too.
if the people are given a chance to
Crabtree township, also has the
same thing in mind, according to the
view of Mr. F. 'W. Messer, member of
the Board of Education from that sec
tion. He thinks that Crabtree and
lron Duff townships may unite ir.
building a school thut will take cars
of all high school pupils in that sec
tion of the county.
Mr. R. W. Howell, member of the
board from Jonathan township, is
much interested in making Rock Hill
a standard high school that will serve
Jonathan, Cove Creek, Cataloochee,
and a portion of White Oak. The lo
cation is fine, and, if the people want
a standard school, they can get it.
Reaverdam township, according to
Superintendent Allen, matters nru
shaping themselves beautifully.
Messrs. J. Bowden Smathers and J.
T. Bailey, members of the board from
that township, are both enthusiasti
cally for improved vchools and are
moving that section toward the real
ization of a longer school term and
better school houses. Already plans
are being laid and jjetitions prepared
for calling an election for both of
these objects in the school district !
of North Hominy, Beaverdam, Aus
tin's Chapel, Thickety, and Patton.
"It is understood," said Mr. Allen,
"that if the county goes as a unh
for an eight months school the local
ten districts will disappear, for there
will be no need of them. With the
county advalorum tax and the
State Equalizing Fund, which - must
increase in amount, there will be
sufficient money to run the schools
full eight months."
U. D. C. MEET.
Mrs. J. S. Jones will be hostess ic
the Daughters of the Haywood Chnp-
The Music Department of the Wo
man's Club will meet with Mrs. C. S,
Smathers on Saturday, January 9, av
3:30 P. M.
CIVIC LEAGUE WILL MEET.
The Civic League will meet Friday
afternoon. January la, with Mrs.
GRACE CHURCH CONGREGATION
A congregational meeting of th.)
'lumbers of Grace Episcopal church
will be held next Monilav night, Jan-
nary 11, at 7:30, in the rectory for
the purpose of electing a vestry for
'he ensuing year, and transacting any
'ther business that may come hofor:
Death Mrs. Rhinehart
Mrs. Mary A. Rhinehart was born
March 18, 1837 and died December 17,
PdliO, at the age of eighty-eight. Sho
was the daughter of Wayne and Em-
eline liattle of Haywood county and
I granj ,)aughter of Holloman BattKi'the (iovernur's Mansion, induction
and Henry Bow-ell, both sturdy pio -
ne-rs of this section.
When Haywood county was erected
in I S0!l. Holloman Rattle was one of
the commissioners chosen to select -
.-uiu.lli: sites for the county's public
Mrs. Rhinehart was one of el. v. r, ! first four of the new. The extremely
children. The sisters surviving her ! ''cold snap" also contributed to t Inure-
Mrs. M. B. MeCracken, Mrs. Alio, "gayely of the sea-.m" in more va-
I-'ilmet atui Mrs. William Crymes, th
latter being ninety years of age. Shu
joined the Methodist church, South,
before the war between the State-j,
when the house of worship stood in
t.ii oe n Mill cemetery.
.Mrs. Rhinehart 's father, Wane
Baitle, was the first white child bore
here after Waynesville was named.
an.t n is tin light thai lie was born 10
lh. old liattle House.
Mr. and Mis. Rhinehart were for
many years the proprietors of thu
liattle llou.-e, a popular old hostelry
for visiting lawyers during session.;
of the court.
Miss Battle was married fii-t to
Joseph Rhinehart who passed away
were Joseph William and Ann, the
later becoming the wile ol Samuel
Schenck. On July 111, lSaC. she w.v
married to William Rhinehart, a
brother of her first husband, and to
them were born eight children: Jo
seph E., Margaret A., wife of W. T.
Lee, Corporation Commissioner, Fi
ililln I)., Marcus T., Marrietta E.,
wife of S. C. Liner, contractor and
builder, Robert M., Dora Emeline,
wife of C. B. Atkinson and Dcrry.
A long and useful life has come to
its close, and to me there is always n
tinge , of .aadoass about the passing
of an old landmark, and there is al
ways a feeling of sadness over part
ing with an old acquaintance, a
mend anil, especiallj wlien that otio
goes out past the sunset into the un- '
Many lorg years Mrs. Rhineh; rt
had been known in Waynesville, and '
l shall not soon forget the genial !
smile and kindly word she had for tho
y ;:tig people of thirty-live years ago :
as we passed her home on the w:.-. I
down town from school. I gladly of
f. ; a tribute to her memory.
MRS. W. T. C.
MRS. MMBERLY HONORED.
One of the most elaborte parties
of the holiday season was the bridge
party given by Mi.ss Elizabeth Quin-
Ian, honoring .Mrs. William Kimbcrh (
a recent bride.
The house was beautifully decorat
ed tor the party wiin lianKs ol noiiyj
and evergreen, carrying out t!ie yub-
M.r.s. Kiniberly was presented with
'' silver pie knife by her hostess. Mr ;.
It. O. Covington held high score and
prize was a deck of cards. Mi-;
Nannie Tate received the consola
tion, also a deck of cards.
Misses Nancy Crockett and M.ny
Quinlan assisted the hostess in serv
ing a delightful salad course.
Those present for the nlfair be
s'.ies the honoiee were: Misses Lou
ise Rotha, Diana Black, Janie Reeve ,
Lois Briggs, Isahelle Davis, Isabcll
Ferg-u-on, Tbamasine Howell, Fannie
Johnr-on, Dorothy -Seaver, Kathorin-i
Rity, Mary Ray, Caroline Ashlon.
Vera A-hton and guest, "Spot"
Perkins of Asheville, Margaret
Scmmes, Shelby Semmes mid guest of
Huston, Braxton Kirk, Eleanor Bush-!f
Denton, Janie Love
Quinlan, Lucy Tate
Nannie Tate, Grace Albright, Virgin
ia Welch, Dorothy Thomas, Wildn
Ci.nvvord, Aurelia Sharp, Gladys O-,-
bn no and Alice Si
Mesdiimcs H. 0.
Swift, Jr., Tom Lee
and Hugh Mssie.
crest of Canton,
Jr., Joe Graves, !
Coming in f or ;
tea w ere: Misses Sue Willard Lind
sley. Helen Marshall and Alice Mae
CARD OF THANKS.
no w:n ni uiaiiK i ne many jrienu-.
fo rtheir kindness shown us during
the illness and death of our beloved I
daughter and wife and most espe- !
ally th" different organizations.
Mr. and Mrs. A. K. Kerley
and husband, Sam Williams.
Shipmaris Digest of State News:
Raleigh, Jan. 1, l'Jiii. The meeting
of the North Carolina Judicial Con.
! fei enee, the New Years reception at
jinto office of the new Associate ,Iu? -
tieo, W. J. lirogdon, announcement of
j i'.2ti highway program, completion of
i the new Meredith (Mlege and hap-
' penings of minor import absorbed i.:- ,
J terest in the capital city during the,
I last few days of the old year and tht
The Judicial 'oiiI'.ti nee created by
act of the General Assembly of l'J-'.
held its second meeting hero during
the week with thief Justice W. V.
Stacey pr.-iding and a majority of
I the judge lawyer members nnswer
jing to call of the roll. Numerou-;
changes in the rule-; of practice, ju
dicial procedure an 1 the judicial ju
dicial system generally were di-ells-i
ed. but final a; tion was postponed to
a future pue-in- -'le.luled for Jim--of
the pre-oi't car. Both bench an',
bar expres el the w '. Ii to devise ; onie
means for -1 lie leli-f of the Supreme
Court, from appeal-, abolition of the
rotation of judges, le location of th
(.()mnioll law poweis of judges in jury
and ;ii amendment to the Stat.
Constitution to establish courts ot
' jurisdiction concurrent with that of
the Superior Court. A special com-
mittee is to work out these recom
mendations and report to the next
meeting of the conference.
Governor McLean held his second
public reception at the Mansion on
Friday evening that has occurred
since he came into office nearly a year
ago, and the first Mrs. McLean ha
been privileged to attend, she bcinri
ill at their home in Lumberton r.
the time her husband wan inducWr2,,pl"li CoWt.- CCOTuarM-e witir
into office last January. The fuctio,. n!l"1. lhnt thirt.V n"tic must
on Friday evening was a brilliant af
fair in which many h ading men an (
women of the State front distant
towns and cities participated. The
afT.'ir war e"t ;-el -.- informal and th
chaiming hostess ir. ceded a-ltrira
hly in making ( ery one "feel :i;
I A "goodly number" of friends fron
lids home town came over to wit ne-;
i the coivne'iiio-: attending the indue
tion into office of Willis J. Brogdei:
Durham lawyer, a ; Associate Just ice
i of North t'a'-ofin-j Suu'eme Court on
Fiid'iy. The n-remoiiies were hei.'
in the Supienie Court room with Gov
eri'or McLean sitting with the court.
Mr. Brogden was presented to the
court by Hon. .b-nes Fuller of i1'.
Durlaun bar. the ..nth of oliiee beine;
.-.dminirtered by the Chief Justice.
Retiring Jin ;ice 'ar-er returns imme.
I i e . i i 1 1 1 f, .. li ... 1 1 e i . i i - ' i iciwios I ill II.
I'iiately to the practice of his profe
si. p in Lumberton.
The State Highway Coinmiesior.
announces its purpose of starting on
the construction of 700 miles of rone
e:: ly in the new
the program, ws
resent an expe
ly $12,000, 000.
.r, 200 to be hur-1
miles of top soil,
i completed, to rep
are of approximate
dded to this will be
hundreds of n ; ;
unties that an.
taking advantage of the opportunity
to senile tile services of road c:
ports by making loans to the Sta.e
Highway Commission with the vice
of making important connections
"while the going is good."
The new Meredith College is ready
for the reception of students vh i
have engaged rooms in the recent I;
constructed edifice three miles we-'
Raleigh ' which the spring t.-rn
will be conducted. Heat and light.
with other modern arrangements a: i
in tact and the girls are likely to find
their new su'roundings in harmony
with the spirit and progress of tin
times. The Carolina Power end Ligi:v
Company promises to provide bus so"-
VK'e between the college and the ci'y
Raleigh shivered as tile r.-.crr-ury
dropped to nine degrees anovp 7.r.
during the week, said to be the low
est mark of the year. Numerous an
tomonile radiators were shattered anil
water pines gave way under
strain of the sudden leap of the
cjry from one extreme to another.
Depurtemnt of Revenue offic ial
have made public oalculntions which
i how that State taxes collected by'
i that department during the luf: sty
ncn !, . vri... exceed h nc .i l" half
million d. liars the amount garnered
a com-, ;ondinj
the sum ascer
1 for l'.i-D.
lined tt be
y accounted for by ii.
ritte of some classes ef-
-, one of them being tlai
hich has already yielded
since the meeting of thu
around $.iO,0(i(). Federal
to the Stan
taxes, a. .-Hiding to Collector Grisson.,
have :n -leased eleven millions ovr
a like pi-.iod last year, his office hav
ing coHe.tod $'.ij,(iilo,uoo since the
first of .lu'y.
Stac. y W. Wade, North Carolina')
Insurance Commissioner, thinks well
of the -.i-oporotioti the citizenship of
the Stat.- has given his department in
the pr. eniion of lire losses, the Com
missioiicr figures a saving of pr.ie
ticall. eight million dollar-; has been
realized fiom being careful. Mr.
W a.!e i .-nor: - a redact ion "all a!
the lin.-" and places the Stati
do- -ei r.ig .-cale.
N'oilh I'aiolina is a big spender
according to figures compiled by th.r '
tedcral census bureau which show
that in l.iLM the State spent $.711 for
inerea-e of $;.j;i per capita over the
expenditure a similar period seven
years ag . Total expenditure for the
year ended June Mil, l'.2-l, is estimate.1,
to h.:e been $l.r.7-15,S'.l8, or the third,
higiiest in the, United States. How
ever, this same Federal agency finds
that the "Old North State" sends
fewer of its citizens to prison than
any commonwealth except Missis
sippi, the commitments in 11)23 bein
A big crop of new lawyers "is in
the making," one hundred and fifteen
applicants for license to practice havi
ing been filed with the Clerk of tho
n prior to the legal examina
tions, thi' next one to be conducted
early in February.
A fl'" thirty -one years in thu pos
ed service here, I'hil II. Andrews, n
ther of the late Col. A. L Andrews. I
:--e.presid, nt of the Southern Rail - j McDowell M iss Margaret St ringliel
ay Company, receives an "honornb! liano Solo To Autumn, by Me-di-chaige"
with the maximum an- j Powell -Miss Frances Denton.
niity allowed in "such cases made and
provided." Mr. Andrews is highly
'lenicd in this city, has an honor-
i.ne record of public service to lii.i
re. iit and retires with the
-ll done th iu good and
rant." He could have
' cc years ago at the age of
::t decided to remain at hi:
: slant postmaster a while
-Twenty -three del. gate-. ,
... : . .. r. . .
C .n.eienee iii Atlanta January alii 1
a. i. red by Governor McLoi.n dm-. I
ill" weef., the more prominent
Coinnussio-ier o, Agricul-
Vdia-un A. Graham, (I. Mac
ai dia :-. pi. sid. nl of the North Car
m s Agricultural Soci; !-, and Dr.
!'o , ( '..lili, of the Uiiiver it y . "
r.ll Caro!iii,-. The purpo.se of tile
tt'er. nee i to discuss national leg
: it ton r, lati.e to crop report ing by
" Fede :! I), partment of Agrieul
The State Board of Health is L;
"i.-et a Wednesday of thi- week
at which time a "permanent sm-css-to
form; :- Secre'ary Rankin mny
be selected, the latter having re--igtied
to become one of the active
ilireetois .if the Duke Found;! t am.
Dr. G. .M. Coop.-r, acting secretary
for the pa- t two years will probably
be the cjjoice of the hoard and "lie has
well desTrvid the promotion. ,
. C. New-bold, dir.'ct.u- of the Ru- j
reau of Negro Education of th" State
Department of Kducation. returned !
recently from Jack-
where he addressed the Fbn i.
g;o Teathers' Association
progress of the work for the .
people of North Carolina,
ulucatinn is backed by ihe
teachers of the State and a bill iro
vidinp Federal aid now pending be
"According to" Paul p. Bn.w". Sec-'-t'.ry
of the North Carolina Biin';-.
' -' Association, there are aiti) bank.i
in the State showing total, resources
f t!)4.f!!38,915. In 1S0O there were
State and National hanks with
'al resources amounting to only
f I.fiiir-Rd. Figuring in the indus-
-ia! bank resources " of SS,7t2,3u2
: u is ihe actual assets to more than
!;ilf a billion dollars. ! . -
; The Commiilliry Cllli)
The Community Club met on Mon
d iv -.fternoon, ike. I Ith, ill the club
'i l.e meeting opened with the Slllg
irg "It Came Upo.i tue Midnight
t'j'ii," followed by the club prayer.
the- secretary anil treasurer gave
I... i'- reports, aftei v.ie.h Mrs. Joo
ii.te chairman of .Social Service De
partment, requested thut the cluD
n et; bors make their amual donation
f.r the Christmas bo to be sent to
t'.e County Home. The donations to
be either socks, stockings ar money
same to be left at the Haywood Ga
rage. It was also decided to giw
testaments, fruit ami candy to thd
inmates of the jail.
Mrs. Garrett, chairman of Educa-
tion, presented for sale books written
be Mrs Cotton moceeds to to thu
Sallie Southall Cotton Loan Fund.
Miss Caroline Altstaetter, chairmen
Garden Department, rea.l a letter
from Mi-. Edna W. Etting.-r chair-
man of the Stale Garden Department, j
a-kitig- ihe eo op.i at ion of the club";
of the State ill p reserving tile ever-
g.-ecii.-, e-pecially the holly, of which
there is such a wanton waste at.
Christ mas time
I'he club instructed
Miss Altstaetter to notify Miss Ei
tinger that the Community Club
would co-operate in this movement.
It was voted to give the Library
The program of the afternoon was
in charge of the Music Department,
Mrs, Lawrence Green, chairman. As.
the program for the year's work is
"American Art and Artists," Mrs.
Green chose America's foremost mu
sical genius Edward McDowell and
America's most popular song writer,
Carrie Jacobs Bond."
The following interesting program
Talk on the life and composition!)
of Edward McDowell by Miss Alice
Quinlan. . . ...
Piano Solo From An Indian Lodgo
MenowelL bv Miss Fredricka Ouin- !
Vocal Solo-Robins Sing in the Ap-
j pie Trees, by McDowell Mrs. Law-
' renee ( . reen
Violin Solo "To a Wild 1
Tab- Life and Compositions of Cat
rv Jacobs Bond Miss Alice yninlan.
Vocal Solo I'o Jt
... , .. ,
lolm .-solo-- I I.OVC
You Tilth, b
i arrie .la.oiis Itond .Miss .v,argar.
String-field, accompanied by Mis
Quinl'in en the piano.
'oc-.l Solo - I'ei feet Dav. bv Can :
n obs Itond - rs. G i ecu.
St ring -field on the violin and
' luii. I -i n en t he piano.
The club adjourned to me.
.laiiual v oth.
ton, Mrs. .1.
Mrs. R. O. Coving
Manguin and Mrs.
veil sandwiched and
Orthopedic Clinic for treatment of
cripples to be held at the new Moll:
I odist church, Waynesville. N".
Saturday, January 23. and monthly
I Under supervision of State Reha-
l.ilitat ion Department, sponsored by
W'lync--ville Rotary Club and con
ducted by expert Orthopedic surgeon.
I AM . rippb's urged to attend and
I receive free examination and treal-
"i"nt. For young and old.
All Subscriptions back of January,
11121! will he cut off now.
The visit to Raleigh on Friday of
XV. B. Cole, slayer of W. W. Ormond
in Rockingham last August, created a
bit of interest here. He came for a
conference with his attorneys touch
ing the suit for $150,000 damngs r
brought against him by Rev. A. L.
O nion.!, father of the victim of Mr.
The license Ruj. u estimates'' an
increase i f 1(52 per day in the purchase
of automobiles diring the past J'csr,
the record showing around 69,003
m..rc ears t'l in were .' evidence th:t
time Iflst ('.;;, t.Ui. being today
orw.anO "on the wing.' ':';' - "":;.;'
A meeting of the Republican Statu
Executive . CwmriUee is exnected
soon to select .a sr-ecwor'.to former
Chairman John J. Parker. ' -
PROGRAM WAYNESVILLE: DISi v.i
TR1CT. JANUARY 12. 1926. -
, - ,
Rev. E. K. McLarty, Presiding. ,;'
10:00 A. M. Devotional Servic(-WhstK .' :
part has prayer in the development ',
of the life of our fhurch ? Are our., '
people- - striving fkl ter it t Rev. -
A&heley Chapell, ; r-'-. ..-.
10:3Q A.' Jf. vMethodism's part In thi
religious, problems of the age? T. . ,
F. Marr. 1 i ' ' ; ,
10:50 A. M. Is it possible for a church. :-;
to "succeed without a definite mis . - '
sion&ry program T R. . Courtney :v
11:10 A. M. What is the part laymen,
of the church must perform in, order ,
to have church efficiency ? C. H. '
Ireland. - " '
1 11:30 A. M. The program of work jr.
! our Sunday Schools. 0." V. Woo.
. 2 I'- M. Is education a religious Or
j secular obligation f--W. L. Sherrill.
i 12: 15 P- M Adjourn for dinner.
C. C. Ireland, Presiding.
1:1") P. M. Song service..
1:20 P. M. Is temperanc a rc:giou
or civic obligations ! Zeb F. Curtip.
1 ; 10 P. M. How vital are our Confer
ence assessments iu the economy oj
the church? H. O. .Sprinkle.
2:00 P. M. What constitutes a suc
cessful revival and how to bring It
to pass. E. K. McLarty! .
2:20 P. M. What appeal shall th
church make in competition with,
worldly attractions T-1-J. F. Kirk. .
2:40 P. M. Stewardship and Tithing
a Biblical doctrine. A. C. Davis. '
3:00 P. M. Our papers who' should
read them? James Atkinf, Jr.
3 :15 P. M. What I intend jto do to
encourage my folks at horns to take
a more active part in church worF
The above program will be render
in the Methodist church on pw'da
indicated. AH the Treacher f t
I Waynesyijle district and tcju escnt
tlve yn " fygt', i
expected .oe present I ' rfant f
Lassuretho peopk. of AVayiioAillt tj.ak .'l
witt-W well ftm tntir w-UU W
w v ,. ,. . n
stay for the entire nrogram remain
as long as you;- eir.
permit and you will
liberty te rcttii.
'i. ..stances wilV
b at ) .refet-t
t-.. . .
I Mrs. R. L.
Allen was hosto.v,
the Civic League on Friday afternoon .
Dec 11th. , . ' .'
The meeting was opened by sing;-
, ing the Federation song and repeal
ing the collect for club women,
i Mrs. Hardin rcporled that thero- ,:
.ere 17 women, 11 men and 2 -chili
.lien at the County Home. - " t
The league having already -voted. ' ;
' to remember the inmate, at Christ ,
' mas, the members wro askei to. f i
i leave their donation a Jkt Mrs. AUen'm - -
,eu Monday. - j.-- - '.. j-
The league went oft record as heat, "
I lily indorsing a conntrunity nurse. '
I The feature of the afternoon. Wli
I tho talH by the IHstrict President.
Mrs. Chas. E. Quidlan. She urged
the league to support tile legislativo
pregram as outlined bv the ' State
j Federation, and sugKesVed that a leg-i
islative committee be appointed tv i 4
I confer with the jN'oenectlve leirujla-' 1 1
tive candidates hi.: an effort to" obv
tain a stalment -from ; thorn- as to ; -ho.v
they stand .on the different is
sues that the uotHen are fe .vitally
mteiesieii id. Mrsv- -.Quinlan- an- ,
nounced that theso; woold be a cliiiiu .
for cripple children heTd on bee. 19th. 1
i-t the MethodistchurcK. ' .
The league was glad : to wtTiccm.r
Mrs. Ray Francis and, Mrs. Charles F, ;
Thomas as ,new mombers. s- -
The next meeting will be held wiUi .
Mrs. H. II. Plott t.n Friday afternooiK
Mrs. Allen Sorvefl.. delightful if
freshmen t s...; - X s.s ; ' 5
Miss "Spot" Perk?, of
wr.s honored . with thrf
bridge Monday nipht hp
Ashton at, hrtr home or
at the conclusion of thef
r Those Cnjdylrg , the?
Misses "Spot" j-'Ptii-jJ
Wtteh," Eleanor Bus!
Denton, ' Caroline ' A
Quinlan, Messrs. P
Welch, Ben Sloar.
ton, Jimmy NeaK-
:,,':V 1 ";''',;