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Park Meeting
Complete Failure
Mass Meeting Tarned Into Enthusi
astic Approral of National Foreata.
The mass meeting called by the
park' committee waa a complete fail
ure from a, park sentimental stand"
point. " .'
The meeting was called for Wednes
day at 2 o'clock in the Waynesville
court house arid the park committee
invited those- who were not in favor
of the park and proponents of a Na
tional Forest to attend the meeting
and it was stated that they would
be given an opportunity to state their
views. '.'--
Mr. T. L, Gwyn was achsduled to
act as chairman of the meeting, but
failed to put in an appearance.
Mr. Bonner Ray, prominent young
business man and president of the
Wayneaville Chamber of Commerce,
presided and endeavored to keep the,
opposition from presenting their
views even though they had been
challenged to attend. Mr. Ray had
a hard job, but presided very grace
fully. Following is the call for the mass
A meeting of all people who are in
terested in getting information in
regard to the proposed National
Park are requested to meet at tha
court house on Wednesday, Jan. 27th,
at 2:00 P. M.
At this mass meeting speakers will
persent the views of the proponents
of tha park side of this question and
an opportunity will be given those
opposing the park to give their views.
We feel that our people should get
first hand information on ihis ques
tion and act, as other counties are
very much interested in it and are
looking to see what Haywood will do,
since we are at the gateway to the
proposed parte. , ...
Mr. Plato Ebbs of Asheville made
his usual plea for the Great Smoky
Mountain Park and his sincerity and
earnest desire to carry the park idea
out created considerable sympathy
and consideration for the speaker.
After Mr. Ebbs had talked for
sixty-seven minutes, Mr. Ray invited
those who were in favor of the park
to remain.
At this point Mr. J. M. Mock, one
of the park committee, asked fo
an expression of opinion upon the
part of those present. Out of over
one hundred and fifty people present,
about eighteen hands were raised in
favor of the park.
It was then pointed out that this
was an open meeting and Mr. Dan
though of Canton made a logical talk
on the superior advantages of a Na
tion Forest, Mayor D. J. Kerr of
Canton next made a most humorous
and sensible plea for the preserva
tion of manufacturing industries and
declared that the backbone of civi
lization was the man who labored and
made his livinging by hard work.
Mr. Prevost of the Unagusta Man
ufacturing Company of Hazelwood
made a most sensible address on the
superior benefits of full time pay
rolls over that of a few weeks tour
ist business. His address was ono
of the best made.
Hon J. Bat Smathers, represent
ing the Suncrest Lumber Company,
made a most eloquent speech on the
inconsistency of raising funds to
bring a manufacturing industry to
Waynesvillo and then trying to raise
money for a proposition detrimental
to their interests. He also stirred his
audience by referring to the balloon
knickers and the tin lizzy comparing
same with that of the man moulded
from the farm land and the laborers.
Mr. Ray requested that a resolution
presented by Mayor Kerr against sub
scribing to the park at this time
be withdrawn.
Althouga-those not in favor of the ia National Park and while the Ashe
National Park,were decidedly hv the vUle citizens have been invited to
majority, the resolution was with- Waynesvillo many times to put ovci
drawn as a matter of etiquette and tne park project, this was the first
hospitality to the Asheville visitors, j opportunity given to Haywood coun-
There has been, two oer park,ty people (those most concerned) to
meeting held in Waynes ville. The on demonstrate their opinion,
held about two weeks ago was ot a Any individual has the right ta
.cut and dried nature. A caucus waa distribute his own money as he sees
held and while it was supposed to 'fit- but the time fa oast when any
be a Chamber of Commerce meeting,-.
' those known to be opposed to 'the
park were not invited by the secre
tary even though they were members
. and had been public spirited donatora
to all worthy causes.
Civic League Meet
' Mrs. H, H. Plott was the delightful
hostess to the Civic League on Fri
day afternoon, Jan. 15th. In the
absence of the president, Mrs. W. H.
Liner, the vice-president, Mrs. R. L,
Allen, presided.
Tha meeting was opened in regular
The welfare committee reported
their visit to the County Home dur
ing Christmas. This committee re.
commended that a committee be ap
pointed to visit the home at least ones
, The chairman of the.T. B. Seal Salo
committee made !the' following re
port; Sold in Waynes ville'Eelementary
school ... $25.5ft
Sold in Junaluska school 8.50
Sold in High school 5.15
Sold in East Waynesvillo and
Hazelwood schools 8.00
Sold in Civic League 8.00
A review of a correspondence be
tween Buel B. Hyatt and Ex-Govern
or Cameroh Morrison was given, in
which tho former desired to have tha
fish' hatchery at Balsam name change
ed from the Morrison Hatchery to thq
Gudger Hatchery, honoring our own
Eugene B. Gudger. The league voted
that since Morrison was largely re
sponsible for its being located in ou
county and having already been nam
ed for him that the name remain tho
Morrison Hatchery.
The league endorsed the Thomas
Jefferson Memorial and passed reso
lutions of interest and approval in
the school for feeble minded at Kin
ston, N. C.
The poem, "Grandfather's Mt.," was.
given by Mrs. L. E. Green and was
very much enjoyed.
Little Misses Plott and Queen do
lighted the league with a duet.
Mrs. Clarence Miller, Jr. and Miss
Cloncye were welcome visitors of the
The next meeting will be with Mrs.
Caroline de Neergaard on Friday af
ternoon, Jan 29th.
Mrs. Plott served dainty refresh
The Community Club will meet on
Monday, Feb. 1st. The paper, "Ameri
ican Architecture," will be presented
by Mrs. Chas. E. Quintan.
Mrs. Linden McKee, State President
Federated Clubs, will not be here for
this meeting, but will make an adi
dress to the club on February 15th.
The hostesses for Monday will be
Mrs. Frank Welch, Miss Sarah Thom
as and Miss Alice Quinlan.
Thede will be a play, "Deacon
Dubbs," at the East Waynesville
school house Friday night at 7:30,
The proceeds will be for the benefit
of the East Waynesville school. Ad
mission 25c and 35c.
Wejwish to thank our many frijl.ds
for the kindness shown us during thq
illness and death of our. father, W,
M. Tate.
At Wednesday's meeting the local
newspaper received some citicism on
account of its attitude in favor of
a National Forest, but it was pointed
out by a representative of the Moun
taineer that this paper had given one
hundred and eighty inches of free
space to the park adherents and had
charged the manufacturers even
though our editorial opinion is de-.
cidedly against the proposed park and
for the manufacturers and laboring
The mass meeting demonstrated
that the majority of the Haywood
j people are certainly not in favor of
sman cjc or blood clan can determine
the - attitude or destiny of a great
people. This was proven at the Great
Smokey Mountain National Park
mass meeting last Wednesday afternoon.
The Women's Club
Of unusual interest waa the first
meeting of the Woman's Club, for
1926 which was held with Mrs. C. F,
Kirkpatrick. . ,
In the absence of the president, Mrs.
E. S. Harrold, vice-president, presid
ed; The meeting waa opened 'by
singing the Federation song and re
peating the club collect In concert ' .
The business of the afternoon wad
taken up in order. Mrs. D. M. Killian
gave an instructive review of Parli-
mentary Law. Mrs. G rover Daviirl
presented the matter of having Miss
Frariceska Kaspad Lawson give a long
recital here. This was tabled until
the next meeting.
THe club voted to have a home tali
ent play. Mrs. Grover Davis was ap -
pointed chairman of the committee
to make arrangements for it.
The Jefferson Memorial Fund was
heartily endorsed and a motion was
carried to have a siwer tea at the
home of Mrs. C. S. Smathera in be
half of it.
The secrela'y read a most inter
esting and inspiring 'otter from Mr.
J. B. Ivey in behalf of the Dahlia
Show. This letter was published last
week and we hope that all our readers
read it.
Mrs. Clarence Miller, Jr. read a
note of thanks from Oteen for thu
Christmas stockings that the club
sent. In response to Mrs. Miller's
plea concerning the memorial treea
in the court house yard the club voted
to have thom protected and sign.i
posted indicating that they are me-
morial trees. The club also voted
to collect all the benches belonging to
the club and put them indoors so that
they may be protected during tha
winter months.
Mrs. Theodore McCCracken report
ed that the Christmas Seals sold
amounted to $26.60.
The Woman's Club won the $2.50
prize for selling the most seals.
The program of the afternoon was
rendered by the Music Department
and was as follows:
"Prayer Perfect," Stevenson Mrs.
J. W. Reed.
I Look Into Your Garden, Wood
Miss Frances Robeson.
"Musical Current Events Mrs. C.
F. Kirkpatrick.
Biography of Edward McDowell
Mrs. J. H. Howell.
"My Rosary for You," Ball Miss
Ida Jean Brown.
Following adjournment a lovely
salad course was served by the hos
tess. The club was glad to have Mes-
dames Roy Francis, Brownell and John
Killian of Delta, Colorada as guests.
The next meeting will be February
4 with Mrs. J. T. Quisenberry.
Undoubtedly dahlia culture will
grow in interest in Haywood county
after reading Mr. J. B. Ivey's letter.
The fine assortment of bulbs offered
as prizes by the various growers ancj
originators of dahlias should stimu
late all dahlia lovers to their best ef
forts. Up to the present time the Wo
man's Club hove 18 or 20 catalogues.
We want everyone to have the bene
fit of the wonderful dahlias in these
catalogues. You can see them at th
Waynesville Book Store, ask for them
and make your selection; the valua
in some of the selections are un
Let us all grow finer dahlias and
more dahlas than ever before.
Dahli Show to be given under the
auspices of the Woman's Club some
time in August, 1926, exact date to
be announced lated.
The year book' of the Sulgrave
Club of America Is one of the pret
tiest ever made for a federated club.
These books are to be sent abroad,
and to the English Embassy at Wash
ington," D. C The engraved colored
flag of America and Great Britain
joined by the links of blood tie and
friendship are on the white cover and
is the symbol of the work done by
tho club - in honor of the ancestral
home of Washington, the Sulgrave
Manor. " '. '
The Waynesville Mountaineer can
feel proud of the distinction-, of rank
ing among the first in printing and
better Handwriting
r:. TEST.
Why this contest T
It has been suggested to us many
times that such a contest would stim
ulate much interest in better hand
writing. After securing the approval
of; A. T.Allen. State SuDerintendent
of Jpublic Instruction, we sent a quea
tionaire to the county and city super
intendents of North Carolina asking
if they would favor and urge their
teachers and pupils to take part in
such a contest. Over 90 of those
who replied were in favor of it, so,
believing that much good will ; come
; ron 8ucn contest, if properly con-
ducted, we decided to go ahead and
trust that all wiill take part.
Here Are the Rules of the Contest:
1. This contest shall be open to
ONLY the pupil." of the 7th grade
during 1926.
2. Contestants should use pen and
ink paper 8xl0H (Zaner Method No.
9 paper need not be used unless con
venient.) 3. Seventh grade pupils shall head
their papers neatly giving name, namo
of school, and city; also name and ad-
I dress of his county or city superin
4. Turn the paper over and write
the following: A set of capital and
small letters as found on last cover
page of Zaner Method Compendium
No. 7. Also write the following letter:
Zaner & Bloser Co., Columbus, Ohio.
I am a seventh grade pupil in the
school, located at
North Carolina. I hope that my
handwriting merits a prize or a Gram
mar Grade Certificate. Sincerely
5, These papers shall be collected
and the teacher and her school super
intendent shall select the best speci
fied 'for every 25 ' pupils enrolled.
Example: A teacher with 25 pupils
should submit one speimen and a
teacher with 38 to 50 pupils should
submit the two best specimens. The
school superintendent will then for
ward by first class mail one specimen
for every 25 pupils enrolled to:
Handwring Contest Editor, The Zaner
Bloser Co., Columbus, Ohio.
This contest begins now and closes
April 15, 1926. All papers should
reach us before April 15.
A prize of $15.00 will be given to
the seventh grade pupil who submits
the best specimen, form, ease and
general appearance being considered.
Other Prizes Will be Offered as Fol.
A Zaner-Bloser Grammar Grado
Certificate will be issued to all other
contestants whose work measures 75
or better on our No. 5 Handwriting
This bulletin contains complete in
formation for teachers and superin
tendents who wiish to enter their
pupils in the contest. School super
intendents who desire additional cop-
ties of this bulletin for use of their
seventh grade teachers should fill in
and mail the blank at the bottom of
this letter. i
The Zaner-Bloser Co.,
Columbus, Ohio.
Please send copies North
Carolina Handwriting Contest In
structions for use of my seventh grado
Name ,
Official Position
This contest has been approved by
A. T. Allen, State Superintendent of
Public Instruction.
ft has been stated on good author
ity that four times aa much timber is
consumed each year as is grown. Re
forestration is the proper solution for
our dwindling timber supply. But
it is more easily preached than prac
ticed, due to heavy taxes which con
sume all possible profits, long before
the trees are marketable.
California is to vote at the next
election on a constitutional amend
ment designed to relievo replanted
timberlands from taxation until the
!res are merchantab'e. This ? a
pr-jgreesive move, and should be tol
lo.vijd hy other statss.
Mrs. W. H. Liner, who has been ill
for the past several weeks, is rapidly
I recovering.
Death of W. M. T
Mr. W. M. Tate died ahis home
On Walnut street early Sunday morn
ing, after an illness of two weeks
with pneumonia.
He was born January 20, 1872, and
died at the age of 64. He was born
at Lake Junaluska and was the son
of the late J. M. and Nancy Shooh
For many years he was a promi
nent lumberman of Haywood county.
His numerous friends throughout,
the county will regret to hear oi
his death.
He is survived by the following
children: Mrs. L. C. Rouser of Knox
ville, nee Miss Elsie Tate, Miss Lucy,
a member of the school faculty, Miss,
rvannie, a junior at w. u. t). W. in
Greensboro, Joseph, Lloyd and Jule.
Tho funeral was Conducted from
the Methodist church Monday morn
ing at 10:30 by Rev. T. F. Marr.
Interment was at Green Hill cemetery.
Tho pall bearers were' Frank Miller,
John M. Queen, John Bass, T. L.
Bramlett, W. T. Shelton and Dr.
Tom Stringfield.
Miss Cordelle Kemper, Field Ki -e.
scntative of tho American Nat inn:. I
Red Cross, spent Thursday here in
regard to re-organizing ihr local
chapter of the Red Cross.
The chapter plans to hve a mil cnil
at an early date, after a canvass is
made for new members. The animal
roll call which is scheduled to wnm
some time between Armistice Day and
Thanksgiving, was never booked this
year. Miss Kemper states that un
less our chapter adds fifteen new
members to our roll each year wa
will have to forfeit our charter, which
would be unforgivable for such a
thriving community. So far we
have been negligent in adding new
members to such a deserving cause,
but; Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday of next week we will
have a chance to redeem ourselves.
Dr. Alexander, chairman of thu
local chapter, has agreed to have n
i booth in his drug store in order ta
solicit new members. There will ba
a committee from each of the church
es here in charge for Monday. Don't
fail to let your name be on the Red
Cross roll.
Last week we said that the "con
mon cold" was caused by an infec
tion. Following this it is logical to
discuss Influenza which in many ways
is hard to differentiate in its mild
form from a severe cold.
Tho bacterium which causes Influ
enza (the French word is La Grippe)
was first isolated in 1892. It is a
very small rod, shaped bug and can
only be seen by a powerful micro
scope after being properly stained.
The onset of Influenza is marked
by chilliness, flushes of heat and cold,
sneezing, nasal discharges, intenso
headache in the forehead and bach
of the head, often severe muscular
pains, cold perspiration, cough with
expectoration of a whittish tenacious
mucous, chest pains and a tempera
ture from 101 to 103. Sometimes tho
symptoms are mostly those of a se
vere stomach disturbance, with nau
seaa, vomiting and perhaps diarrhea.
The fever remains usually for threo
or four days then gradually but rath-pi-
ranidlv subsides. In many cases
the cough continues for an indefinitrt j tablishment of a school library and
time and catarrhal penumonia is a ' placing a set of supplementary read
common sequel. Influenza is dan- j ers in each room. These books will
gerous because of the serious cqmp'ii- cost about $200.00.
cations which are so likMy to occur. Tho finance committee, Mrs. J. M.
The predisposition facttr are any. Mock, chairman, is planning to raise,
thing that produces deb'.'.'cy suah as j money for this fund.
unusual fatigue or exposur.-;, ,
chilling of part of tie body, wet ,
feet a nrivious illness end old age.
There , no place where the old
adage "Haste makes waste" is moral
true than in he beginning of Influ-
enza. Nothing is better treatment
and nothing will save more time than
to immediately go to bed in a
well ventilated room with sufficient i
but not too much cover. There ara
many different things that should de
termine the medicine you most needi
Go to bed and call your doctor. Two
or three days entirely lost from work
is much better than two or three
w. ju. v
rious illness and even death. Influ-
enza is Berious and often treacher-1 -
Dont play with dynamite.
New England
Against Park
The National Forests Fulfill the
Needs and Desires of the Public.
It is now proposed that should havo
National Parks, as well as National
Forests in our White Mountains. Thq
sentiment of New England is not in
favor of a park in the White Moun
tains. After fourteen years of adi
ministration by the Forest Service;
we find it abundantly satisfactory.
It protects all our roadsides through
the National Forests. It protects tho
timber along all our trails, of which
we have more than a thousand miles
in the White Mountains. Through an
understanding with officers of thu
Forest Service before the Weeks Law
was passed, six areas are reserved as
natural history museums and sconiu
beauty spots, without any cuttini!
whatever, and there are large areas
on our high slopes that have been
set aside forever to be uncut in ordeo
that the purpose of the Weeks Law
may be carried out and the stream
flow in our mountains may be con
trolled. This is quite sufficient to
maintain the balance of Nature, and
for the rest, we believe that our nat
ural resources should not be set asiilo
in a National Park where they cannot
. e utilized. Our smaller mills and
Victories are thriving in th neigh
Nunood of the National Forests. They
ate now able to secure material which
formerly they could not gut from tho
great lumber companies. This wo
regard in New Hampshire as of tho
greatest possible importance. Under
a park management the natural re
sources would be entirely locked un
and unused forever. The area would
become a matter of expense instead
of revenue to the Government and tu
the state. The White Mountain Fori
est is now more than self-supporting,
and yields a small revenue to the
Government, and to the towns in lhi
State in lieu of taxes. Our area im
probably the most intensively nse,!
for recreation of any similar area
in this country. Sentiment with us ia
unanimously in favor of the forest
Extract from nn address of Mr.
Philips W. Ayres, Forester Society for
Protection of New Hampshire Forests'
at the Southern Forestry Congress
and meeting of American Foresty
Association, Richmond, Va., January
6th and 7th, 1920.
nientary school Parent-Teachers' Asi
sociation was held Wednesday after
noon, January twentieth, in tho
school auditorium.
The meeting was opened with pray
er, the different reports then given.
A piano duet by Ellen Louise Kil
lian and Miss Margaret Stringfield
was very much enjoyed.
The prize, picture of President
Woodrow Wilson, given by Mrs. Leo
M. Killian was won by the sixthf
grade for havingt the most mothers
'' ". . Ki'-erlon gave a very
interesting talk on the Standard Eb
ementury School.
Miss Marion Morse followed Prof.
Edgerton's talk giving a required list
of the books needed to have a stand
ard school.
The association's aim is the ps-
i ne next meeting win De coruary
seventeenth at three thirty o'clock.
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few ' her most nt.mate friends
Th " home Wednos-
i'Mm' hn0nng her tv'elftn
Games- were enjoyed throughout
the afternoon after which delicious
refreshments were served. Those
invited to the' party were: Misses
Elsie Smathers, Charline Turbyfill,
Martha Stringfield, Martha Neal,
A lira Rt .rintrfio.li4 Mim A Anm XTA
"-land Elizabeth Ray.
, .
Mr. J. W. Fenruson attended io bus-
Iness in Sylva lost week. jj
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