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Volume XXXVII. Number 51
WAYNESVILLE. HAYWOOD COUX Y. NORTH CAROLINA THURSDAY, JANUARY 14, 192
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Twelve Million Dollar Power Development Plans for Haywood County
Our Raleigh Letter
Raleigh, January ll.Nothing out,
Bthtiihug, "up-standing," outlandish"
has transpired in administration cir
cles the past week. Governor Mc
Lean has been hard at work on mat
ters of state, except for one day's.
Fisheries Commissioner, in the east
tern waters. A number of appoint-'
ments have been announced, a few
paroles granted and many rejected.
Chairman Frank Page talked of the
proposed bridge across the Cape Fear
at Wilmington; a conference of dem-
onstration agents was held at State
College; State health officers meet
for routine matters; Secretary of
office and other news items "bob up"
Accompanied by Chairman Frank
Page of the State Highway Commis
sion, Alexander McLean, of Lumber
ton, brother of the Governor, Martin
F. Gillon, of New York, and Bon
McNeill, Raleigh, Governor McLean
spent a day with M. Lnslie Davis and
Capt. John A. Nelson at the Davia
hunting lodge near Beaufort shooting
ducks. The Governor intended going
direct from there to sign .$20,125,000
of State bonds in New York city for
the sale of which negotiations were
closed some weeks ago, but this trip
was deferred on account of the ill
ness of the State Treasurer and for
other reasons, until later in the
Former State Senator George A.
Holderness of Tarboro retires from
membership on the Salary and Wage
Commission ai:i . s.i'-mSM i.y Fin
est V. Webb of Kinam find Major
W. A. Erwin succeeds W. J. Brogden.
now Associate Justice of the Supreme
Court, as trustee of the North Caro
lina College for Negroea, located at
Durham.' Senator Holderness goes to
Richmond to become vice-president of
the Virginia-Carolina Chemical Com
pany. His successor on the Salary
and Wage Commission is said to be
especially qualified for the duties of
the - position to which he has been
called by the Governor, while Major
Erwin never lets anything drag, with
which he is connected.
In the opinion of Chairman Frank
Page of the State Highway Commis
sion, a circular tunnell under the Cape
Fear River at Wilmington would bo
preferable to a bridge across tho
river at the point desired by the city
authorities. The General Assembly
authorized a bond issue of $1,000,000
which is half a million short of the
estimated cost of a bridge. Cost of
the tunnel is placed at a million
The commissioner has ordered a com
plete survey of both propositions with
the view to reaching a course which
may prove the wiser. Engineers dif
fer as to the cost of putting up
steel spans for a bridge and also as to
whether the foundation will be or suf
ficient strength to bear the weight of
the huge supporters that will be nec
essary to make the structure safe and
From Tuesday until Saturday the
home demonstration ' agents of the
State Agricultural Department Ser
vice have been In action at the State
College of Agriculture and Engineer
Far mlife in all its phases was dis
cussed by speakers of note from far
and near. The meeting is conceded,
School of Agriculture, to have been
the most helpful and most important
of any similar, gathering at the col
lege in a long period of years. .
An interested visitor to the State
recently was Miss Willie Lawson, dep
uty state superintendent o' school
work in Arkansas, who came here to
make a study of the North Carolina
system of education. Daring her
brief sojourn in Raleigh Miss Lawson
devoted most of her time to tho in
educational progress. of ths State and
the methods employed in the opera
tion of State and private schools.
She expressed the opinion that North
Carolina knows how to do some things
better than any other state and was
interested to find ; that one-teacher
schools are gradually becoming ex
tinct in this part o fthe country, there
being . at present only 2,731 in this
State. . 1 '
The suggestion of Governor Mc
Lean concerning a State radio plant
(Continued on another page.)
Grace Church News
GRACE EPISCO AL CHURCH
HOLDS ANNUAL ELECTION
At a congregational meeting of
Grace church held on Monday even
ing the following were elected to
serve on the. Vestry until January
1927: John N. Shoolbred, Senior War
den; James W. Reed, Treasurer and
Junior Warden; Chas. R. Thomas,
Secretary; I. L. Councill; E. B. Camp,
C. W. Miller, Jr.; Alden Howell, Jr.;
R. N. Barber, and Wm. A. Band.
The secretary of the Vestry, the
Hon. C. R. Thomas, made a very in
teresting announcement. This was to
report that Representative Zebulon
Weaver had on Saturday, 9th inst.,
introduced an amendment to the
Tariff Act of 1922, which would put
hangings and furnishings for altars
and pulpits on the free list. The
facts promoting this bill, says Repre.
sentative Weaver, grew out of a re
cent gift to Grace Episcopal church,
Waynesville, N. C, of altar hangings,
costing $100. It was found that the
duty on the articles amounted to $82.
Under the circumstances, Grace
church decided to return the aliar
hangings to England.
The bill has been referred to the
committee on Ways and. Means, and
favorable action thereon is particu
larly desired by the members of Grace
Votes of thanks were accorded Rep
resentative Weaver, and also, ' Mr. C,
R. Thomas, for using their best ef
forts to have the duty remitted.
The Rector presided over the the
meeting, which opened with prayer
and the Apostle's Creed.
BUILDING AND LOAN ASSO
CIATING TO HAVE MEETING
First Series of Savings Organization
Matures Three Hundred and
Thirty -three Weeks Old.
The Haywood Home Building and
Loan Association will hold a share
holder's meeting on the 19th of Jan
uary as announced in another column.
This meeting will be held in order
to settle the first series which will
The Building and Loan Association
means a great deal to Waynesville
and the surrounding sections. It is
beyond a doubt the greatest savings
organization in the community, it not
6nly encourages thrift, but has been
and is largely instrumental in pro
ducing the wonderful building erea of
the past few years.
In this connection it is interesting
to know that the Building and Loan
was established from a very small
beginning with- about seventy-five
shareholders ar.d about seven hun
dred shares. There is now approx
imately three hundred individual
shareholders and about seven hundred
and fity shares in operation.
The amount to be paid out now is
approximately seventy-five thousand
dollars. There are loans enough to
take about twenty-five thousand dol
lars and the maturity stock amounts
to fifty-two thousand dollars.
The Haywood Building and Loan ;
Association hns been instrumental in
the building and investments in build
ing of approximately one half million
dollars in Waynesville.
The resources are approximately
five hundred thousand dollars..
Beginning with the maturity of the
first series, each six months will see
a repetition of the maturity of the
semi-annual series. ; . , ,'
Undoubtedly the Haywood Home
Building and Loan' Association means
much, in the growth of this communi
ty and as the citizens realize more
and more the importance of this sav
ings organization it will will be more
enthusiastically supported. " '.
Mrs. Burdell Marr and R. C. Led
botter were quietly married at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Reece.
The ceremony took place before the
Intimate friends of the bride end
Pigeon River Project Ready to Be Sub
mitted to federal Body; Morris
Would. Halt Development:
Development WW Mean Enor-
mous industrial urowtn
For Hayibood County
Power Necessity io Great Growth
More Determined Steps Than Evi
ep to Block Norria Expected.
Ashcville Citizen. ' f
Plans $r an immense hydro-electric
development, 20 miles northwest
of Waynesville, to represent an In
vestment p approximately $12,000,
000 have been completed by the Pig
eon River Power company, associated
with the Electric Bond n.J Share
company, of New York, and are ready
for-presentation to the Federal" Power
commission, it was learned hewi yes
terday. Charles S. Walters, vice-president
and general manager of the Asheville
Power and Light company, local com
pany associated with the above pro
ject, stated yesterday following : a
conference with engineers f rvn New
York that the application for the tem
porary permit, granted in 1923, to be
made permanent would be held up
pending probable action on the bill
recently introduced by Senator G. W.
Norris and aimed at private develop
ment of water power resources.
"If this development Ui, retarded
an a result of the activities of Sena'
tor Norris," Mr. . Walteiwdmittsjo)
yesterday, "Western North Carolina
will within a short time experience a
drastic power shortage. I
"This section has grown by leaps
and bounds and it is only by 'stepping
On the gas' that the power companies
have been able to keep u with the
demand for more power in Western
North Carolina" he declared.
The Pigeon River project was start
ed back in 1923, it - was explained
yesterday, and in July of that year
that a temporary permit was granted
for the survey and preliminary prep
arations for this project. Immediate
ly work was started and sine'e then
the Piegoir RiVer Power company, an
ticipating no difficulty in being able
to go forward with its plans to pro
vide Western North Carolina with
adequate power facilities for many
years to come, has spent several thous
and dollars in acquiring land and
making studies with the view to de
termin just what type of development
would be most feasible.
'' Maximum Power.
The Federal Power commission, it
U. D. C'S MEET.
The Daughters of the Haywood
Chapter U. D. C. were delightfully
entertained at the home of Mrs. C. F.
Kirkpatrick on Walnut street. Mrs.
After the usual opening exercises
the business of the chapter was taken
up. Mrs. W. L. Kirkpatrick reported
32 individual Christmas packages
sent to the Old Ladies Home in Fay-i
etteville, N. C. Mrs. E. J, Hyatt re
ported 45 bags were filled with fruits,
nuts, candies tobacco, etc. for the
Confederate veterans as a Christniaa
gift from the Sons of the Confederacy
on Dec. 15 and given or sent to the
veterans when Sthey came for theii
pension checks. The veterans seemed
to appreciate very "much the refresh
ments served by the Daughters.., s:
Mrs. W. A. Hyatt was appointed
Recorder" of Crosses. B Moved, and
carried that the chapter observe Lee's
and Jackson's birthdays by asking
each elementary school in Waynes
ville township to give a program re
lating some important historical event
in their lives. The following commit
tee was appointed to ask each school
to give this program: -
Mrs. Leon M. Killian, Waynesville
was pointed out, requires e.ery devel
opment to be made for the maximum
amount of power that is available.
With this in view the project was
started and it was stated yesterday
that the great hydro-electric plan
contemplated would exceed 00,000
kilowatts and would probably not be
surpassed by any power development
in the south of this kind.
It was further pointed ouw that this
development represents the largest
that can be made in that sectU. and
that any move to retard tho carrying
out of the plans would result in a
serious blow to the development of
this section of the state.
Mark W. Brown, prominent local
attorney, will head a delegation rcp
resenting the chamber of commerce
of Asheville, which will attend tho
hearing next Monday in Washington
when the Norris measure will be dis
cussed. A great deal of interest hns heen
aroused in Asheville over the pros
pect of Senator Norris being able to
cripple this huge project, and senti
ment is running rather high on tho
question, it was indicated last night.
As Boon as the real significance of
the move now on foot is better known,
it is believed that still greater inter
est will be displayed in this section
and more determined steps to block
the Norris measure if possible taken.
The preparations for preseting the
plans to the Federal Trade commis
sion for final approval are practically
completed, it was stated here yester-,
day, and had not this more recent
obstacle arisen, it is believed that
everything would have been in readi
ness. Engineers from the New York of
fice of the company were in this city
yesterday with many blueprints and
drawings, giving a final check to the
data that has been compiled since the
movement to establish a giant hydro
electric plant in the mountains of
Western North Carolina was firs:
projected early in 1923.
These experts left late yesterday
for New York City and no further
moves on the part of the local con
cern of its Sew York associates is
anticipated until after the hearing
which has been set for next Monday,
it is understood.
Mrs. F. D. Ferguson East Waynes
Mrs. C. F. Kirkpatrick Lake Ju
The following program was given:
Reminiscence of the War Between tho
State, by Mrs. D. M. Killian. Mrs.
Killian's paper was very interesting
and is the first of many historical
papers planned for this year's pro
gram. Magazine Review by Mrs. Leon M.
In spite of the inclemency of the
weather three of the veteran's wives
were with us: Mrs. D. M. Killian,
Mrs. Mahalie Shelton and Mrs. A. M.
Kirkpatrick. The Daughters are al
ways glad when we are honored by
the presence of these ladies. Also en
joyed having Mrs. F. A. Anderson of
Johnson City, Tenn., a former mem
ber of this chapter, and Mrs. W. L,
McCracken as guests for the after
The chapter adjourned to meet Feb.
5; hostess, Mrs. M. Theo. McCracken
with Mrs. E. J. Robeson as leader.
The subject North Carolina Women
of the Sixties In War Tim.
, Ifrs.i Kirkpatrick, Assisted by Mrs.
W. L. McCracken, served delicious
First National Bank West Prefer Forest
FIRST NATIONAL BANK HOLDS NATIONAL PARK EXTESSION OP-TWENTY-FOURTH
ANNUAL 1 POSED IN THE WEST.
i Residents Adjoining Rocky Mountain
Declare An Extra Dividend of Two j National Park, Colorado Disap-
Per Cent, Making Twelve in all pointed With Park Adminis-
of Per Cent. tration.
The twenty-fourth annual meeting
of the stockholders of the First Na
tional Bank of Waynesville was held
in their banking rooms on January
twelfth,, nineteen hundred and twenty-six.
Dr. J. Howell Way was elect
ed chairman of the meeting and H. J.
The report of the cashiei was most
gratifying to the stockholders. Be
sides paying their regular dividend
of ten per cent for the years, un ex
tra dividend of two per cent was nls
paid, making a totul of twelve per
cent for the year nineteen hundred
The undivided profit account was
also increased about five thousand
dollars for the year nineteen hundred
This makes the First National Bunk
of Waynesville now have a surplus
of sixty thousand dollars, with undi
vided profits and resources of thirty
two thousand six hundred and ninety
six dollars and thirty-five cents.
The following were elected as di
rector for the ensuing year:
Dr. J. Howell Way, J. R. Boyd, M. J.
M.-Cracken. b- R: Noland, T. L.
Gwyn, C. E. Ray, J. R. Hipps, C. A.
Haynes, J H. Way, Jr., K. IJuin
ian, J. H. Kiikpatricl S. C.Satter
twait. After the stockholders' meeting ad
journed, the directors met and re
elected all officers for the ensuing
This stupendous growth of one of
Wayncsville's banks shows in a most
substantial manner the progressive
growth of Waynesville and with the
optimistic views of all business and
professional men of Waynesville now
apparent it is predicted that this
community will have a phenominnl
growth and will make rapid strides
along progressive lines this new year
nineteen hundred and twenty-six.
The growth of every town or city
is dependent upon the progress of
their financial institutions and their
progressive strides determine the ma
terial prosperity at the town or city
in which they lead.
WOMAN'S MISSIONARY SOCIETY.
The Woman's Missionary Society
of the Methodist church will meed
Tuesday afternoon, January 19, at
3 o'clock in the church parlors. A
large attendance is required.
HONOR, ROLL EAST WAYNES
VILLE SCHOOL FOR DECEM
BER. First Grade-Creola Williams, Char
Second Grad? Mary Ruth Phillips,
Myrtle Galloway, Mae Sisk, Myra
Jane Phillips, Celvin Turner, Hazel
Third Grade Luellyn Miller, Edith
Fourth Gradc Martha McCracken,
Frances Rose, Frank Harbin.
Fifth Grades Charles Prestwood,
Anna Phillips, D.uothv Gahs.
Sixth Grade Eleanor RuesoII, Min
nie Calhoun, Mary Pauline Plot.t.
Seventh Grade William Medford,
Mildred McCracken, Gordon Miller.
ALLEY & ALLEY MOVED.
The law firm of Alley & Alley, Felix
E. Alley and son Hayes, have moved
into the snacious office rooms in the
new Massie building on Main street,
near the post office, rig) o-er the
This move became necessary own
ing to the increase in the clientel of
this law firm.
BUILDING AND LOAN B1EETING.
The seventh annual meeting of the
share owners of the Haywood Build'
ing and Loan Association will be held
at the court house on Tuesday, Jan.
19, 1926, at 7:00 p. m. All share
owners are requested to be present.
J. R. BOYD, Sec and Treas.
Boulder county people will do well
to take energetic measures
against the southward extension of
the Rocky Mountain National Park.
The forest service is alright and
seems to try to work with the publio
in the development of the areas it
controls but the National Park ser
vice follows the opposite policy. The
latter is under the department of tho
Interior while the forests are under
control of the department of Agri
culture. The people of Kstes Park
thought it would be a great thing to
get a National Park, but soon found
that the arbitrary nttituue and ice
bound regulations are very unsatis
factory. According to a speaker
from the park, the people would be
willing to erect a lifesize mounment
of solid gold to any one who could
rid the of the National Park octopus.
Reprinted from Fort Collins Express-Courier
(Colo.) December 10th,
THE MI SIC DEPARTMENT MEETS
The Music Department of the Wo
man's Club met at the home of Mrs.
Clem Smathers Saturday afternoon.
The chairman called the meeting
to order and the secretary read the)
minutes of the last meeting and call
, ed the roll.
! Mrs. Kirkpatrick announced that
I the program of next meeting of tho
Woman's Club was to be in cnarge or
the Music Department and urged
each member to be present and take
The following program was render
ed after the business of the afternoon
was attended to:
Solo The Old Road, Scott Mrs. f.
V. Kirkpatrick, accompanied by Misa
Dorothy Price at the piano.
Paper Mrs. Grady Boyd.
Article on McDowell Miss Dorothy
Miss Elizabeth Smathers und Miss
Wilda Crawford served a .'elicious
salad course during the social half
HONOR ROLL OF HAELWOOD
First Grades Mildred Arrington,
Hazel Carrianger. Mary Cartherine
Clark, Anna Catherine Coin, Willie
Mae Cope, Emma Gentry, Katherino
Knight, Wilma Mason, Jessie McKay,
Helen Parris, Lois Plott, Lucilo
Raines, Mildred Ray, Helen Rob
binson, Eunice Robinson, Eliza
beth Ruff, Emily Siler, Elda
Earle Thelkeld, Hazel Lawson, Wade
Franklin, Fred McClure, Albert Muse,
Leslie McDonald, Jack Smith, Wood
Advanced First Grade Pearl
Brown, Elda Roper, Sara Welch, Ethel
Duckett, John Henry Ruff, Jack
Second Grade Ulys Anderson,
Third Grade; Ruby Brendle, Ruth
Robinson, Melba Mull.
Fourth Grade Grace Rector, Mona
Dell Hightower, Wilda Leah Fergu
son, Marjie Campbell, Harry Stillwell,
Fifth Grade Ruth Allen, Ruth
Reagan, ftcll Franklin, Samuel Me
haffey, Eugene Powers, Noble Mc
Donald, Glenn Wyatt.
Sixth Grade Helen Brooks, Char
lotte Burrell, Wilma Hoyle, Rosa
mond Leagon, Etta Pruitt, Mae Ruff,
H. C. Robinson.
Seventh Grade Glenn Miller, Flora
Hendrix, Belle Estes.
The Suncrest. Lumber Company has,
already meant a great deal to Way
nesville in the way of material bene
fit, and will mean a great deal moro
when thoroughly established.
Of course the merchants of this
community will reap the benefits, but
if tv break fnith with them, they
would not be honor bound not to.