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Hon. C. R.Whomas
Writes for Power
'The following is copy of letter writ
ten by one of 'Waynesville progres
sive citizens in an effort to help power
development proceedings:
January 23, 1926.
Hon George W. Norris,'
U. S. Senate, '
I j .t Washington, D. C.
My dear Senator:
' (Copy)
Hfaving served with you In the
House of Representatives' during the
68th to 61st Congresses inclusive and
during that period having been asso
ciated with you as a member of the
Committee, en , Public Buildings and
Grounds, and -therefore from my per-,
sonal knowledge knowing and reall
iAg both your constant desire to serve
not only your own State of Nebraska,
"which has elected you five times to
the House of Representatives and
three times United States Senator,
but also to serve the whole country
including the South, and your sense
of justice and fairness. I am writing
you in regard to a matter which came
before the Senattf- Committee on Ag-
riculture and Forestry on last Monday,
and which I trust has already been
settled in your own mind favorably to
the request of the delegation from
Asheville, N. C, which appeared be
fore your Committee.
My brief letter is therefore merely
in a personal way to supplement what,
ever has been; already presented to
the Committee and to you as Chair
man, in the said matter.
I refer to the hearing upon youn
joint resolution (S. J. Res. 35) "to
suspend the jurisdiction, power, and
authority o the Federal Power Com
mission to issue licenses on the Ten'
neaaee River and it tributaries until
th Congress has taken final action
for tibe control, operation or disposi
tion of Dam No. 2 on Mid river, at
-Muscle Shoati.iAlaJ.Mrodute'ia
the Senate January 4, 13E5.
I am agreeably informed that you
have probably determined in your own
"mind to do nothing which would affect
or retard the progress of the project
already begun and in which large in-
vestment Jias been made by private
enterprise, and fori which a temporary
Federal permit has been granted,
known as the hydro-electric power
development on Pigeon River in West
ern North Carolina, near Waynesville
and Asheville.
Since my retirement from Congress,
and return to the active practice of
the law at my old home New Bern,
and within the last twelve months I
have removed to Waynesville in West
ern North Carolina on account of the
of this climate, and am familiar with
the above named project and know
its importance not only to Asheville
but the entire Western North Carolina
and also specially to this City of
Waynesville, county seat of Haywood
I know, Senator, your disposition,
to be of service to the peopla, and at
the same time your disposition to do
nothing to stop development or inter
fere with .vested rights; and your in
timate knowledge of the provisions of
the Act of Congress approved June
10th, 1920, entitled "The Federal
Water Power Act," in which legisla
tion ample provision is made for the
regulation of rates, service and se
curities in interrtate business where,
ever the State has not provided a pub'
lie utility commission; and absolute
power is given in said Act for the
regulation of interstate business when
ever the individual States have not the
power to act or cannot agree.
So as to rates for electric power we
have authority given within North
Carolina to the North Carolina Corporation-
Commission, and by Federal
Law as to insterstate business author
ity given to the Federal Power Commission.
The rights of the people as to this Baptist church Friday night for the
particular project are fully protected, benefit of the church.
Furthermore as stated to you by A. large number of Balsamites at
the Mayor of Asheville, if license is tended the moving picture show in
given on or about March 6th, 1926 Waynesville Saturday night"
'when work under the temporary per-- - ;
mit is finished, the Pigeon River pro- LIST OF PREMIUMS WON IN THE
ject should make additional power 1926 N. C. FAIR. ;r
available for Western North Carolina -
by a definite time, to .wit, by Janu- The following is a list of premiums
ary, 1928, which date should see the won by residents of Haywood county
completion of the entire enterprise, .at the last North Carolina State Fair:
The effect of this completion ' will j
bo to materially promote the indus
trial and commercial future of all
Western -North Carolina. ' It will
(Continued on another page.)
The National Park
and the N. Forest
Why all the undue excitement over
the park and the forest? To my way
j of thinking, there is need to go to
either extreme on these subjects. An
I see it, neither proposition is
the least bit in the way of the other.
As I have said in a previous article,
we need, and should have both. It
would be a calamity for any indus
tries of any nature whatsoever to de
nude our beautiful mountains and de
stroy the very things for which we
are famous water, climate and scen
ery. 'On the other hands the calamity
would be equally great to turn our
whole country into a park. Therefore
no industry should be allowed to reach
at will to the tops of the mountains
and the park should not reach to ther
Certainly the most tenable plan
would be to set aside the highest area
along the crest of the Great Smoky
Range dedicated forever untouched
back to God who made, and to the
world for whom it was made with
National Forests reaching up to a sys
tem of roads extending around these
heights between the park above and
the forest below. Then travelers
"soeing America first," would per
haps come by the millions, and we
may be sure that some of them would
be attracted to the possibilities of
water power for various industries
of orchards (with apples almost grow
ing wild) of various crops, of pas
tures (producing cattle almost with
out effort) of hotels and filling sta
tions at every cross roads, and sum
mer homes along every highway and
Let the report even go out that
lumbermen have ruthlessly cut over
the mountains, and the tourist trado
would suffer severely. Let the. report
go -out that the whole thing was it
parky and few indus,tr;e-r anything:
bft pleaiKure7 seekerswtould land
here. Since all these things contrib
ute living conditions, we best con
sider them.
After all is said, it narrow down
to the far-sighted and public-spirited
of both groups to decide what is best
not only for the present, but for the
future. We neither want barren
mountains nor dead industries for the
generations to come. We cannot ex
pect, any sane advice from the idle
tourist or visionary theorist bent only
on pleasure. Neither should we bo
governed by the plea for the fellow
who shunts logs and never sees any
further than the end of the flume and
the trail to the grocery store. Both
live for themselves and the immediate
Even with the Smoky Mountain
Park on the heights and the National
Forest on the slopes, the rest of us
will have millions of acres left to be
enjoyed just as heretofore,, and these
will be no earth quote in any event.
Both the forest and park are good,
and with the two in operation, each
in its proper place, our mountains
together with all our vried interes
will flourish more and more through
the years.
Any way this is the finest piece of
advertising for Western North Caro-1
lina that could possible have been de
vised by the ingenious mind of man!
Mrs. W. S. Christy left Wednesday
of last week to visit relatives in
Athens and Macon, Ga., and her
daughters in Lakeland, Fla.
Mr. Grady Queen has returned from
a visit to his sister, Mrs. J. W. Cuthv
bertson, at Almond.
Mr. Horace Burreece and family
have moved here from Seed, Ga.
MessrsCW. G. Porter, Will Reed and
John T. Jones went to Sylva Friday.
There will be a box supper at the
"avis, waynesvu.e,
I Fruits.
i A. C. Walker, Clyde, $2.00, Flowers.
1 A. C. Walker, Clyde, $62.00, Sheep.
James Calvin, Canton, $2.00, Poultry,
Record of Recent -Marriage
Wm. R. Raines, Haywood to. Mary
Sue Medford, Haywood. ;
H. Welch Singleton, Haywood: to
Lou Wells, Haywood. , u.-Q:
Frank Whittle, Haywood to Xnftie
Clontr, Haywood. t
Dewey Rogers, Haywood to Maggiij
Green, Haywood. ,
Harvey C. Flowe, Cabarrus County
to Minnie V. Morgan, Haywood. . . "
Walker Norris, Haywood to Lena
Gibson, Haywood. ..-:
Henry Stephenson, Haywood .to
Georgia Brookshire, Buncombe.
Willie Mease, Haywood to Lula
Ledford, Haywood. -4 "w,
ir..,.i.i it ' i . t '
vmwn rvMOUVUJIl, nttYWWQ CO J ( Jl:
Austin Pace, Haywood, to Finey
Gosnell. Macon.
L. M. Sherrill, Jackson to May
Moore, Haywood. .
Oden J. Buell, Buellton, Calr to
Josephine Thomas, Haywood.
George W. Semmes, Jacksonville,
Fla., to Anna Ray, Haywood.
T. H. Tilley, Haywood to Beulah
West, Haywood.
Clarence C. Cro-,vther. Abbeville, S.
C , to Elizabeth Zenor, Znz City, Miss.
Lownie M. Crawford, Haywood to
Clyde B. Pressley, Haywood.
Charl'i Maver, Haywood to Rena E.
Bennett, Haywood.
Elmer Head, Haywood to Annie
McElroy, Haywood.
Robert H. Gibson, Haywood to
Harriett Brown, Haywood.
Dewey M. Holland, West Palm
Beach, Fla., to Margaret Francis,
Alvin Ford, Haywood to Ollie Maj
Pope, Haywood.
R. C. Ledbetter, Haywood, to Mrs.
Burdell Marr, Haywood.
Edgar Cope; Haywood to Helen
Connor, Haywood. .
tt, Bayweed,.rM:.v:-. ry. -
WJLiWhited, 'Haywood to May
Johnson, Haywood.
Emory Gregg, Haywood to Vera
O'Kelly, Haywood.
David Francis, Haywood to Mayme
Nichols, Haywood.
Johnie Carpenter, Haywood to Fan
nie Carver, Haywood.
Willie Rhinehart, Haywood Agnes
Henson, Haywood.
Voliner Pressley, Haywood to Ber
tha Crawford, Henderson.
Mark Hawkins, Haywood to Lillian
Henderson, Haywood.
Fain Gaddis, Haywood to Mrs.
Cheorie Hall, Haywood.
Oscar Robinson, Haywood to Pau
line Cagle, Haywood.
Judson Haney, Haywood to Ollie
Lilly, Haywood.
Moody Howard, Haywood to Lena
May McKee, Haywood.
Stanley Weaver, Buncombe to Ma
bel Williams, Haywood.
C. J. Beasley, Haywood to Minnie
M. Fish, Haywood.
S. Ed Green, Towns County, Ga., to
Margaret J. McClure, Haywood.
Lsher Smathers, Haywood to Laura
O'Neal, Haywood.
Jesse C. James. Haywood to Connie
Burnett, Haywood.
Boone L. Robinson, Haywood to
Delia BIythe, Haywood.
R. L. Rich, Haywood to Artio
Wright, Haywood.
O. S. Scott, Haywood to Mary Ev
erhart, Haywood.
Wh. Kimberly, Buncombe to Virgin
ia Rotha, Haywood.
Ople Jones, Haywood to Lela Wig
gins, Haywood.
Hobert Hoglen, Haywood, to Burr
McElroy, Haywood.
Cecil Colbert, Haywood to Zora
Norton, Haywood.
Crawford Jenkins, Haywood to Lena
Meseer, Haywood.
A. D. Ammons, Haywood to Louise
West, Haywood.
Henry Blaylock, Haywood to Lena
Norris, Haywood.
James Blainfi Moody, Haywood to
Bessie Mauldin, Haywood.
Lottie Robert McCurry, Yancey to
Bernie Battles, Haywood.
T. E. Mchrow, Haywood to Roxio
Higgins, Haywood.
J.. L. Albert, Transyvanla to Frank
Edward Adams, Swain.
J.'. C. Crowser, Haywood to . Eva
Gudger, Haywood. V
Dillard Honey, Haywood to Louise
June Lee, Haywood. . , .
I. D.
Wells, Haywood to Lorena
Talhan, Haywood. . i ..
(Continued on another page.)
Estate Movement
From Jan. 1,1926 to Feb. 1, 1926.
i E. E. Clark and wife, property in
Beaverdam, to M. A. Chapman and
wife. Consideration not mentioned.
E. E. Clark and wife, property in
Beaverdam, to M. A. Chapman end
wife. Consideration not mentioned. ..
J. O. Singleton and wife, property
in Pigeon Township, to John D. Met
alf. Consideration $100. ' ;
t H. A. Osborne and wife, lot in
Canton, to H. T. Sharp. No stamp.
W. J. Hampton, land in Canton, to
W. T. Sharp. No stamp. ;
Laura Abbott, land in Beaverdam
Township, to S. H. Miller. No stamp.
J. B. Rhodarmer and wife, Amanda
Rhodarmer and John A. Rhodarmer
and Ona Rhodarmer, land in Beaver
dam Township, to W. T. Burnett and
wife, Maggie Burnett. No stamp.
J. H. Gossett and wife, Ethel L.
Gossett, land in Canton, to L. E. How
ell. Consideration $300.00.
T. G. Henderson and wife, Lena
Henderson, land in the town of Can
ton, to J. T. Bailoy. Consideration
L. L. Harkins and wife, Blanch
Harkins, property in Beaverdam
Township, sold to J. T. Bailey. Con
sideration $900.
S. R. Coman, property in the Bea
verdam Township, to Keller Everhart.
Consideration $600.
J. Hampton land in the town
of Canton, to J. T. Bailey, H. A. Os
borne and J. H. Kirkpatrick. Consid
eration $1,000.
W. Sam Robinson and wife, Elsie
Robinson, property in the Beaverdam
Township, to S. M. Robinson, Con
sideration $100.
S. H. Miller and D. C. Miller and
wife, land in Beaverdam Township, to
John H. Rhodarmer. No stamp.
T VI T) .. 1 I I. TT &
i Kn nUrriM. fWld-ratmn
wile") Ella Burriss. Consideration
Estey Taylor and husband, D. W.
Taylor, land in the Pigeon Town
ship, to W.' L. Ammons. Considera
tion $100.
L. D. Deaver and wife, Iva Deaver,
land in Pigeon Township, to Annie G.
Quinlan. No stamp.
W. L. Reed and wife, M. L. Reed,
land in the town of Canton, to A. A.
Reed. Consideration $2,200.00.
P. R. Cook and wife, Altha Cook,
land in Beaverdam Township, to A. W.
Melton. Consideration $1,000.
H. Vernie Wright, land lying in
Beaverdam Township, to C. G. Bry-
sqn. No stamp.
Mrs. Mag Norma Cole and husband,
W. E. Cole, land in the town of Can
ton, to W. P. Swafford and wife,
Amanda Swafford. No stamp.
H. C. Burress and wife, M. E. Bur-
ress, lana in iseaveraam lownsnip,
to Fletcher King. Consideration
M. C. Elder, land in Beaverdam
Township, to J. C. Burnett and heirs.
Consideration $750.00.
J. H. Banks and wife, Jessie Banks,
land situated in Beaverdam Town
ship, to Amanda Cogburn.
Harley E. Wright and wife, Bessie
Wright, land in Beaverdam Township,
to Jessie Ford. No stamp.
W. R. Palmer and wife, Alice
Palmer, and H. C. Keener, land in
Beaverdam Township, to D. H. Clark.
Consideration $1,000.
Mrs. R. E. Hyatt passed away on
Saturday, Jan. 23. 192C. Mrs. Hyatt
had lecn ill about ro montns. She
is survived ky her lunband ::nd two
children, Dr. Fred C. Hyatt of Greens
boro and Mrs. T. H. worsham of
Waynesville. Four sisters, Mrs. P. E.
Hyatt of Waynesville, Mr3. P. P. John
son and Mr3. T. B. Allen of Bender
sonville, Mrs. J. S. Corpening of
Asheville and two brothers, Walter
Jones and Joseph Jones of Arkansas.
he funeral service was conducted
Monday, Jan. 25th, from the Metho
dist church, of which she had been a.
life' long members. Revs. T. F.Marr
and C. S. Kirkpatrick officiating. In
terment followed at Green" Hill cem
etery.;: it-:v J -- y
Mrs. Hyatt was before her mar
riage Miss Anna Jones of Henderson
county, daughter of J. W. Jones, de
ceased, but has lived . in Haywood
since her marriage 42 years ago.
Citv Explored
By waynesville Man
'CO. Turbyfill, formerly of Way
nesville, N. C, has just completed the
exploration of two caves in a deposit
of rock salt situated about six miles
south of this place, for the Museum
of the American Indian, Heye Foun
dation, of New Yj k City. During
the courj of tho work many prehis
toric xtYw.t were il which in lic.?.te
that salt vas mined in Nevada fifteen
or twen'y centuriei ag.
The yarn was sta-t:d in N(vcmber
in connection with the exploration of
the Lost City ruins, some eight miles
distant, Mr., Turbyfill taking over its
direction during the absence of M. R.
HarringtcByHArcheologist in charge,
and succeeding so well in uncovering
and preserving the traces of ancient
salt mining operations, that his work
won a special letter of commendation
from Governor Serugham of Nevada.
The principal cave consists of a
series of vaulted chambers in thu
heart of a small mountain of solid
rock salt, reached by a low and wind-
ing tunnel more than 300 feet long.
The walls were covered with circular
markings left by the ancient miners,
and bat droppings ranging from 3 to
8 feet in depth. This deposit yielded
the relics hundreds of stone ham
mers used for mining salt, some of
them still provided with their origi
nal Wooden handles. RanHnlfi umvan
of plant fiber wom by the ancient
miners and lost or discarded during
the course of their labors; corn-cobs,
doubtless the remains of "roasting
ears," brought in for lunches; a car
rying bag, maybe a lunch bag, woven
of plant fiber, pieces of bark and brush
torches, a few scattered small beads,
arrowheads and other odds and ends
lost in the dim torch light, and scat
tered pieces of the pottery canteens
and bowls in .which" the workers had
iTOrntheb water 4Ji(L f aod,. ,
Most of the relics were in a per
fect state of preservation, which is
explained not only by the dryness of
the cave, but also the salty charctcr
of the deposit in which the things
were found.
Pottery was considered an especial
ly good find by the archoologists, be
cause it furnished a clue to the age
of the ancient salt mines, and the
identity of the miners. It was found
that this pottery, decoration and all,
was the same as that found in the
Lost City ruins, and was undoubtedly
made by the same people at about tho
same time. This means that the mine
were worked by the inhabitants of
the Lost City, the age of which has
been estimated at 1500 or 2000 years.
When the loose deposit in the main
chamber was removed, it was seen
that the ledges of rock salt forming
the original floor showed the 3ime cir
cular mil-kings 83 had been scon on
the waals. These were puzzling at
first, but it wa3 finally found that the
ancient miners, unable to break ofT
chunks from the flat face o fthe salt
with their rude stone hammers, had
discovered how to overcome the dif
ficulty. They picked away with point
ed stones at the salt until they had
oug out a deep groove inclosing a
circle 14 or 15 inches in diameter,
then simply broke out with their
stone hammers the salt remaining in
the center of the circle. Then they
repeated the process.
The exploration of the ruins of the
Lost City, otherwise known as Pue
blo Grande de Nevada, discovered
last year, will be continued. Already
the remains of one unusunlly large
adobe house comprising 26 rooms built
around an oval courtyard has been
nearly uncovered, and the excavation
of another begun. The latter is deep
ly buried beneath desert sands, and
will require much time- to lay bire. i
but Messrs. Harrington and Turbyfill J
hope that it will yield a goodly store j
of relics to help the scientists re-con- j
struct the life of these curious neonle I
who were raising corn and cotton in
the southern part of Nevada about
the time Christ was preaching His j
message to the world in Palestine. I
Amonir the relics thus fftr uncov-
ered at the Lost City are co iking I
vessels,1 water jars, canteens nd
bowls, all "made of pottery, some of j
them beautifully Hecoieted ! with
painted designs, smoking pipes made
of stone bone end pottery; awls
made of bone; arrowheads, knives and
drills made of flint; prmd.ints and :
beads of shell and turquoiu, and a,
(Continued os l.-' page.)
The Mews of -Methodist
Under the capable' leadership of
Dr. T. F. Marr the members of the
Methodist church are making; for
most active year of church work and
growth. Dr. Marr'f ability is well
known throughout North Carolina.
Twenty-six years ago he served aa
Presding Elder here. Since that time
he has served the following chruches;
Centenary church, Winston-Salem,
Tryon Street Street, Charlotte, West
ley Memorial, High Point, Presiding
Elder of the Winston District, Trinity
of Charlotte, Presiding Elder of the
Charlotte District, Hawthorne Lane
of Charlotte, First Church of Salis
bury and Presiding Elder o( the Sal
isbury District.
Mrs. S. L. Stingfiold was at home to
the members of the Toung Peoples'
Circle on Tuesday afternoon. This
circle is one of the most active organ-
ifitions of the church. Mrs. J. H.
Way, Jr. has been the efficient leades
for the past two years. Work for
the next few months was outlined and
all committees were appointed.
All tho members of the missionary
society are urged to be present at the
regular monthly meeting on Tuesday
On Tuesday evening, Feb. 9th, the
Board of Stewards will meet at the
home of Dr. S. L. Stringfield.
Every one is cordially invited to
attend the evening service on Sunday
for the Boy Scouts.
We have 8,000,000 office holders in,
the United States, including those em
ployed by the1 state, counties, cities
and towns. ' 'The payroll for these
public employes is $3,000,000,000 a
year, of which $600,000,00') U fcpent
by the feik'rui gpvrWurii'nt. iliciiard
H. Dana, president of ;! :it:onal
Civil Service Reform J.e.tuo, aays,
that a quarter of the salaries are
wasted in unnecessary work, bad mam
rgomcnt and out-of-date methods,
Chief Justice Taft has suggested that
the president receive power to make
appointments to all local offices with
out senate confirmation, this power
to be delegated to the civil Eervica
commission. This woud free members
of congress from the "importunities,
of patronage seekers." Collier's.
The Waynesville Music Club was
reorganized January 30th, 1926. Tho
following officers being elected: Miss
Margaret Stringfield, president, Mrs.
E. B. Camp, vice-president, Mrs. C.
S. Smathers, secretary, Miss Fr-"!;rcka
Quinlan. treasurer. The first meeting
will be February 17th with Miss
Stringfield at her home on corner of
Main and Walnut streets.
The regular meeting of the Wo
man's Missionary Society of the Meth.
odist church will be held in the church
parlor Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 0th,
at 3 o'clock with Mrs. T. F. Marr as
It is requested that every member
be present with her year-book and
that she be prepared to make her
pledge for the year.
We wish to express our thank's to
our friends for their kindness during
the illness and death of our wife and
mother. ,
R. E. Hyatt and Family. .
Bankers' organizations have been
studying ways to supply the farrners
ith cheaper capital for agricultural
Bankers become a hard-headed lot"
' business men in protecting de pow
tre' accounts, but they are interested
.the widest .distribution of capital
t the lowest possible rate of interest,
making their profits on the enormous
volume of business, : W .. '
, The nrfe anxious to see money nsfe-t
ly loaned 'to farmers, for this meens'
ajjricultura! deve'opmont end mora
business, for both the farmers and
jthe banks. ."
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