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71 WAYNBSVILLR HAYWOOD COUO CAEOUNA THURSDAY, JANUARY , 1926 12-00 . Year In Advance, 10 tt Mi-
Favorite Son, Hon. Felix E. Alley; Outlines
Chamber of Com
Below is a list of the members ol
the Waynesville Chamber of Com
merce as furnished by the Secretary
and Treasurer, Mr. Ernest L. With
ers. The Chamber of Commerce
should be the most important organ-
ization of any civic bodies. The town j
of Waynesville's future depends ab
solutely upon its Chamber of Com
merce. If this body functions prop
erly there is absolutely no reason why
our city should not become the best
of Western North Carolina.
Of course the Chamber of Com
merce cannot function properly or
run in high gear unless properly sup
ported by every professional business
man and woman.
Then, too, the success of this or
ganization depends largely upon tho
executive ability of its secretary, who,
if an experienced advertisiAg and
publicity expert, can put our town
upon the map.
The number of shares in the Way
nesville Chamber of Commerci.
amounts to over one thousand at ten
dollars per share. While the person
nel of the organization is not extrn
large, many of them were heavy sub
scribers, the correct amount of each
subscription will be gladly published
by the Waynesville Mountaineer at
Suncrest Lumber Company, T. L.
Gwyn, W. T. Lee, Jule W. Tate, F.
R. Williams, J. R. McCracken, J. W.
Mull, L. A. Miller, & F. Kirkpatrick,
S. F. Robinson, Medford Furniture
Company, Buel B. Hyatt, Henry
Francis, J. C. Grannon, Asheville, Ed
Swavnarim. Elmart Shop, Massie
Furniture Company, Camp Junaluska I
for Girls, Max M. Bryant, J. N. Shool-.
bred, F. W. Miller, M. H. Reeves &
Son, Logan Auto Company, Waynes
ville Electric Company, Tom Edwards,
S. C. Satterthwait, Waynesville Gro
cery Company, J. H. Kuykendall &
Son, J. M. Mock, D. L. Schulhofer,
Caldwell's Barber Shop & Pool Room,
Waynesville Book Company, Boyd
Avenue Grocery Company, (E. C.
Moody), Waynesville Hardware Com
pany, J. W. Boyd, Mrs. Maria L.
Mitchell, Bramlett Bros., Swift Motor
Company, Acme Billiard Company, T.
L. Green, Haywood Garage, H. G.
Stone; Waynewood Theatre, Dr. J. L.
Stringfellow, E. K. McGee, H. L.
Liner, Martin Electric Company, Blue
Ridge Furniture Company, E. P. Mar
tin, R. Q- McCracken, W. J. Hannah,
H. B. Atkins, Bass & Withers, D. M.
Simons, Waynesville Cafe, J. M.
Long, Jas. Atkins, Jr., R. L. Coin, Joe
Mormino, Morgan & Ward, Minthorne
Woolsey, Morris Grocery Company,
Company, C. A. Haynes, T. C. Norris
Construction Company, Blackwell
Bushnell Company, John R. Carswell,
Frank Smathers, T. C. Breeding, J.
A. Turpin, Hyatt & Company, Hay
wood Electric Power Company, Kel-
ley's Studio, Walker & Ferguson, Dr.
Wm. G. Francis, Norman Caldwell, E.
T. Duckett C. M. Dicus, Cherokee
Auto Company, J. C. Patrick, Depot
Barber Shop, H. G.Moody, W. A. Abel,
Clyde H. Ray, The Toggery, Wm. C
Allen, Burgin Bros., Miller Bros.,
Pritch. Ferguson, Waynesville Ice &
Cold Storage Co., McCracken Cloth
ing Company, Phillips Construction
Company, Mrs. Rosalie A. Rung, H.
H. Plott, Chas. R. Thomas, J. W.
Seaver, Mrs. Lilly S. Harrold, Way
nesville Hudson Company, John A.
Smith, Thomas J. Davis, Wm. A
Band, C. E. Ray & Sons, Geo. C. Ball,
Dr. N. M. Medford, American Fruit
Stand, Dr. W.' L. Kirkpatrick, Alex
i ander's, Sluder-Anderson Furniture
Company, Asheville Baking Company,
A. & P. Grocery Company, Adge-s-
Home, Bell Motor Company, N. W.
Garrett, J. F. Kurfee Paint Co.. Lou
isville. Ky., Asheville Paving Com
pany, R. N. Barber, Eagles Nest
Dairy, Citizens Bank & Trust Com
Miss Catherine Covington of Shel-
byville, Tenn. arrived Monday and
will be the gueRt of her aunt anrY
uncle, Mr. and Mrs. R. O. Covington,
for several weeks at their home on
1926 Dahlia Show
The following letter will be of in
terest to all lovers of flowers:
Charlotte, N. C, Jan. 13, 1926.
Mrs. C. H. McDowell, Pres.,
Waynesville, N. C.
Dear Mrs. McDowell:
I am glad to see from the Carolina
Mountaineer that you are making
your plans for the Fall 1926 Dahlia
Show. I, too, have been thinking and.
working some on the show" and think
that I have a feature that will lend
a great deal of interest to the event.
I have written a number of th
best dahlia growers of the country,
telling them of our Waynesville Dah
lia Show and asking them if they did
not want to encourage the growing of
better dahlias by offering premiums
of their best dahlias. The response
has been very gratifying and I am
pleased to announce that up to date a
number have agreed to give premiumii
which I list as follows:
D. V. HoU. Peconic, L. I., $10.00
worth tubers from his catalogue.
H. F. Hall, Lynora Gardens, Moores
town, N. J., $5.00 worth tubers.
W. H. Waite, Rohalion, Rumson, N.
J., $5.00 worth of dahlia tubers, alsn
of his dahlia books.
John Lewis Childs, Flowerfield, L.
I., New York, $10.00 worth of dalia
Jacob Schulz Co., 550 Fourth Ave
nue, Louisville, Ky., $10.00 worth of
merchandise from their catalogue.
Mrs. C. R. Stewart Leckie, Sundial
Dahlia Gardens, Greenwich, Conn.
$5.00 worth dahlia tubers.
James Smith, 356 Somerset street.
Plainfield. N. J., two $5.00 dahlia
Harley T. Peck, Lebanon, Ohio,
first prize, $7.50 worth of dahlia tu
bers; second prize, one tuber Heart
of Gold, value $5.00.
C. Louis Ailing, 251 Court street
West Haven, Conn., one tuber, White
Glory, two tubers of Yale, value $6.00,
J. A. Kemp, Little Silver, N. J., one
tuber each, Robert Treat and Mordel
la, value $5.00 each.
George Wolfram, Sunnyside Floral
Gardens, Berlin, N. J., for the largest
perfect bloom of any Sunnyside crea.
tion, $10.00 worth of tubers, provid
ing there are at least two entrants.
Carl Salbach, Creston Road, Berk
eley, California, $5.00 worth of Glad
iolus bulbs, or $5.00 worth of Iris
W. Atlee Burpee Co., Fifth and
Buttonwood streets, Philadelphia, Pa.,
first prize, $5.00 worth of seeds, rootB
or bulbs, second Jriz", $3.00 worth of
seeds, roots or bulbs, third prize $2.00
worth of seeds, root3 or bulbs
Lee's Dahlia Gardens, 5438 South
Yakima Avenue, Tacoma, Washing
ton one tuber Ceua E. Harm and
one tuber of J. W. Lee, value $5.00
Peacock Dahlia Farms, Berlin, N. J.,
$15,000 worth of tubers.
Fisher and Mason, Sanhicnn Gar
dens, Trenton, N. J., $5.00 worth of
tubers, also $5.00 worth of tubers for
the best decorative dahlia originated
by Fisher and Mason.
Stum and Walter Co., 30 Barclay
street, New lork City, mty giant
Darwin tulip bulbs.
J. K. Alexander, East Bridgewater,
Mass., $5.00 worth dahlia tubers.
George L. Stillman, Westerly, R. I.,
one tuber Silver Kuarta, value $10.00
for the best three blooms of U. S. A.
Blue Ribbon Dahlia Company, Tren
ton, N. J., $5.00 worth of dahlia tu
N. Harold Cottam and Son, Wap-
pingers Falls, N. Y., $10.00 worth, oli
Lufkin Dahlia Gardens, 6 Harrison
Avenue, Gloucester, Mass., $10.0'i
worth dahlia tubers or plants.
Miss Maude M. Wilson, Flushing
Dahlia Gardens, Flushing, N. Y., ons
dahlia tube, Glory of Flushing, value
$10.00, or $10.00 worth of tubers
W. L. W. Darnell, East Moriches,
L. I., New Yorw, . first prize', $5.00
worth dahlia tubers, second prize,
$3.00 worth dahlia tubers
Success Dahlia Gardens, 171 Ferry
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TO THE DEMOCRATIC VOTERS OF I
THE TENTH CONGRESSION
In the earlier stages of each cam-
paign since 1910, loyal friends
throughout the district have been kind
enough to suggest that I enter the
race for the democratic nomination
It has always been my desire and
aspiration to represent my people in
that office, but in each instance 1 nave the wish of the people that 1 shall con
deferred my wishes to the ambition tinue to serve as a private in the ranks
of some other man and have content- and my life and health shall be spared
ed myself with working for his and f0P twenty-five yearn longer, I will
my party'a success. continue without reward, to fight the
. On the sixth day of last June, by battles of the Democratic party, be
my authority, the Waynesville Mdun- cause I believe that the institutions
taineer announced that 1 .vould at of this country can be made to endure
this time be a candidate, and prac- only by the application of democratia
tically all of the newspapers of the policies and democratic principles in
district very kindly repeated the an- government.
nouncement and gave it prominence. But I ask no man or woman in this
Within the last few days the state- district to support me because of my
ment has been repeatedly made to me party service. If I have served the
that rumor is going the rounds to the Democratic party I have served it be
effect that I may not remain in the cause I conceived it to be my duty to
race. This rumor like the report of serve. It is not a question of handing
Mark Twain's death, has been
slightly exaggerated," and is due, I
trust, to the honest misapprehension J
of its author.
I am writing this letter, therefore,
to declare, once for all, that I have sessing every qualification ana lit
been a candidate since the announce-1 ness, while there is but one office to
ment was made, and will continue to I
bo a candidate, at least until the last
vote hBs been counted in the coming
And in this connection I wish to
correct another impression which is,
likewise utterly without foundation,
Shortly after the announcement was tuniy for service which a seat in on
made that I would be a candidate, a gress affords.
press report came out from Washing- jjji my part there shall be no bit
ton, which was published in some of .lrness, or personalities, or criticism
our papers, suggesting in substance, 0r acrimony between Mr. Weaver and
that the contest between Mr. Weaver me. Nor can there be any difference
and me would probably result Jn
bitterness and would tend to disrupt
the Democratic party in this district.
To my own personal knowledge tho
foregoing suggestion has been re-
peated in at least two counties in this
district by men who are opposed to
I concede that a contest like this
could be waged on a plane so low as I
to produce the result pre(ttctcd, but
no man who really knows Mr. Weaver
and me will for a moment enter-
tain a suggestion so ridiculous and ab-
A friendship of many years stand-
ing has existed between Mr. Weaver
and me. I have heard the claim ad -
vanced by some of my friends that
nine Mr. Weaver ha? been runninis
for Congress I have pei-hnui made
more speeches in his behalf and in
behalf of the Democratic party than
he has made. Let that be as it may, I
know it can be said with truth that
I have made more Democratic speech-
es in this district than any other liv-
ing man in it, and no man will under-
take to say that I have ever faltered
in my loyalty to Mr. Weaver and tha
And I am unwilling to admit that I
am estopped from aspiring to this
nomination because perchance it may
be the opinion of a few men in this
district, or the opinion of some press
reporter beyond the limits of tho
State, that my entrance into the con-
test may injure the Democratic party.
Any Democrat of proper axe, who
has familiarized himself with the his,
tory of his country and the political
questions of the day,, and who poss-
esses the requisite qualifications and
character, has both the moral and
legal right to aspire to any office
within the gift of the people; and no
man can claim an indefeasible titld
to any office within their gift.
I maintain that in seeking n dem
ocratic nomination, as well as in the
administration of the affairs of Gov
ernment, the time-honored tenet of
the democratic faith "equal rights
to all and special privileges to none"
does, and of right ought to apply.
How can any man in this district,
knowing me, believe for a moment
that I could or would do or say any
thing to the injury of the Democratic
prrty? Much of my life has been
spent in upholding the democratic
eiuse. From the time I Was twenty-
ore years old and before, in every
prlitical buttle that has been waged
i in this section, I have always been
found in the thickest of the fight. At
no time during the last quarter ol a
century have I ever turned a deal
ear to any appeal my party has made
to me whenever and wherever it was
thought that I might servets cause,
jn eacn campaign, at my own expense,
an(j at the sacrifice of my own time
an( business to the uttermost of my
humble power I have held aloft tho
democratic banner; and when this
contest is over, if it turns out to be
out to 8 deserving democrat the honor
and salary that go with the Congres-
aional office. If this were true each
county in the district could present a
score of equally deserving men, pos-
The question of paramount impor-
tance to the voter is the selection of
that man who can best serve the in-
terest of the splendid people of this
great district, and the object lo De
sought by the candidate is the oppor-
between us in reference to the ques-
We are both in favor of all the
g00d things possible for this great
district. We are in complete accord
Upon the political issues of the day.
ye are both in favor of democratic
policies and democratic principles of
He is seeking his sixth term in
I Congress a total of twelve years. I
i have done all I could to iid him to
wm the terms for which he has been
elected, while I am, for the first time,
ooekinir the honor, and I do
yParn for an opportunity to
serve the people of this great
1 district. I know our glorious
mountain section. I am familiar with
it henutv and its irrandeur. I know
something of its marvelous and in
estimable wealth. I can vision its
future which is now aglow with hope;
an(j opportunity and promise,
j -wag born of these mountains;
v,.as nurtured at their breast; I have
lived my life within their shadows;
anj when my course on earth has
been finished, I pray that my spin,
may be permitted to take its flight
' from their lofty heights into the
great beyond. And I believe I know
somethings of the needs of the people
' 0f this great district.
j And if by their votes they decido
that I shall have the opportunity to
8erve them in the great office to which
j I aspire, I shall be glad; and in that
event it will by my solemn pledge
that upon all political questions I will
use such talents and powers as God
has given me to advance the cause
j 0f democratic faith. I will, on every
occasion, oppose any measure that
', tends toward the Centralization of
power jn the Federal Government, or
j that tends to impair the sovereignty
0f the States in their right to regu
late and control their own internal
and local affairs. And upon ques
tions not of a political character, I
will first undertake to ascertain the
wishes of my people, and then act
upon such instructions as they may
give me and as God will enable me
tc see the right.
If, on the other hand, the pcoplt
shall render their verdict in favor of
Mr. Weaver; if they shall decide that
he is again entitled to wear upon his
brow the laurel wreath; if it is theis
tvish that he shall again carry the
Democratic banner; then, it is like
t'so my solemn pledge that every
time he unfurls its silken folds to the
breeze I will stand by his side and
to Local Interests
Some of our business men are in
favor of the proposed National Park?
on the theory that it will benefit
Waynesville and Haywood county. I
am opposed to it on the theory that
it will reduce Waynesville to a filling
station on the road to the park. Many
think it will increase real estate val
ues. I think it will reduce tnera. many
think it will increase our population.
I think it will reduce it. Many think
it will increase the number of tour
ists coming here. I think it will r
due the number. Let me show, if I
can, how I reach these conclusions.
The park will be ceded to the Fed
eral Government and thereafter will
be under control of Congress, depend
ing solely upon its will for its sup
port and maintenance and the policy
of its management. What is that
policy at present? So far as re
cently established parks are concern
ed it is to do nothing for them so as
to discourage visitors until such a
time as Congress feels it can afford to
do something for them. As one mem
ber of Congress said last week while
debating whether Mt. McKinley Park
should have a road built to It: Why'
should we hurry. The mountain will
still be there." And thoy may well
i .I i i i
say, alter we snau nave nanueu uve.
this vast area, "Why should we hurry
the mountain will still be there 1"
Tt those who think that blessings
will begin to flow as soon as the land
is ceded take warning. Congress is (
political body and the South will
u11v have to annroach it as a sup-
pliant and not as a mastrt. But rhi
point, serious as It is, does not bear
uVon my argument. I base that upon
a park fully established according to
the hopes of its proponents.
The present policy of the Govern
ment (according to Mr. Cramton, thu
Congressman having in charge tho
National Park appropriations) is to
let its hotel and boarding houses con
cessions- to rich concerns, fully nblc
to carry on the business as the Cov-
ernment desires it carried on. This
shuts out the pikers, and I am not
complaining about that. I only hopn
to show that pikers will not be able to
compete with them.
The concession for transporting
passengers within the park will bo
let to one concern, and no local taxi
driver will be permitted to enter the
park with a passenger. The slate
of Colorado has been carry in ir on a
suit aeainst the Government over
this one man taxi concession, but has
recently abandoned it. Wouldn't be
so bad if our drivers could carry tho
passenger to the park gates and turn
him over. But it won't work out threes said, of around twenty thousand
way. rne paric concessional ie m.i
come to Waynesville and Asheville
and take the passenger clear through
and bring him back. I cite thip
merely to show how one class of oui
citizenry will be effected.
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wave in loyalty the olive branch of
peace in the ranks of the Democratio
Let there be no inharmonious strife
in the Democratic household. A Dem
ocrat who attempts to engender strife
or bitterness in a contest between
Democrats is an enemy of the Dem
Favoritism and Centralized power
are entrenched in our Citadel. Spe
sial Privilege sits enthrones In our
Nation's capital. Graft and Greed
hold high Carnival in the high places
of our Government. The beneficiaries
of class legislation loll and revel
in luxurious splendor in palaces
whose fluted columns point to the
skies; whUe Hunger and Want shiver
and suffer in the humble homes of the
poor, who neither seek nor enjoy spe
cial privileges from the government to
aid them in their battle, for bread.
The Money Changers are polluting
the Temple of our Liberties, and
whether Mr. Weaver or I Fhall be
nominated in the Tenth Congression
al District, it is vitally essential thr.t
the Democracy shall present a united
FELIX E. ALLEY.
Increasing Here r
Waynesville Scheduled for Greater
Prosperity Than Ever Before , t
Stupendous Building Program-f Real
Estate Movemenfc-Manufactvr- i -
ing Enterprise. -
Prosperity in Waynesville township
this year will exceed that of nineteen
hundred and twenty-five many foldsfc'
is the opinion of those in position
to know. '
There has been more than sufficient
work in Waynesville to fairly well .
employ the labor supply and all those
wishing to work, howaver, the pros
pects for general industrial prosper
ity for the next twelve months seen1
even greater than at any time in tr
Reports from the various sec'
of our township indicate tha
of the industrial plants w:
larged and production inc
will mean a larger dems
labor than during the
increase in the volur.
construction is report -ing
trades men in oi
have steady employi
Building will con
larging plants and
homes, business h
anticipates a buildii
is already under c
quarters of a mi'.ho.
ouncresi. i,umii v....,
Anotner large project is
riAvelnnment in Havwood Ct
is a twelve million dollar propoJ!oii J
Much of this mony will be put in Vr
culation in our townuhip.
Reports indicate that the school
building program will be a considV8
ble sum over the coujj6. Public "
works in our township wiil be another
large expenditure. This work will
consist ol highways, bridges, paving;
nf streets, increasing water and sew
er systems enlarging power and light
facilities, and the construction of
playgrounds and parks in Waynes
ville. Also some talk of building a
There will also be an increase in the
acreage sown in all trucking crops In,
the township this year.
There are many new residences be
ing built and others under considerai
tion at the present time.
Mr. George Roberts of Miami, Fla.,
.. i will build this spring a fifteen thous
and dollar home on the corner of
Tate and Church streets.
lr. Allen expects to erect a new'X.
home on Church street at a cost, it
The Catholic church of North Car
olina expects to remodel the chape
on Church street.
Mr. J. D. Hood of Sanford, Florida.'
will commence about March 1st on
the huge development of Jone Knob
new roads, residences, etc., to be un
dertaken. There are several new residences be
ing built and others contemplated in
the Grimball Park section.
Mr. Grosse of Cocoa, Fla., has
about finished his new fifteen thous'
and dollar home near East street.
Also two other new homes undett
construction on East street by Mr.
Turner Russell and Mr. Pink Francis.
Mrs. Silverthornc of Aiken, S. C,
plans a new home near East street.
Mrs. Silverthorno has also leased the
Hilliard Atkins building, formerly
occupied by Bass & Withers. She will
remodel this as a gift shop.
The new office and store building of
Morgan & Ward under construction
on Main street, just opposite the court
house, will be a handsome addition
to our business section. ,
Mr. Joe Mormino plans1 to erect a
new store near his present occupa
tion at an early date.
The new home of Dr. Tom Striim
field on Walnut street nearing com
pleton will be one of the show p"aces
of our residences of Waynesville, This
pvnnd home will have cost more; than '
thirty thousand dollars.".. '
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