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Velne XXXVUL , Number I
Communication by!
Rev; Albert I!ew
LENT, 1926." .
kil . j t - , cs..
days,' before Easter, known m "Lent," i
begin next Wednesday, February 17th.
On this day, Ashe-Wednesday,
Grace Church in the Mountains, under
the direction of the Rev,, Albert New,
Rector, will hold, two services. At
10 A. M. the Holy Communion 'will
be administered, and t 7:80 P. M.
there will be evensong and an address
by the Rector. ,'' - ' .'
The following Lenten message from
Mr. New will be helpful to all the
people of Waynesville, er-respective
of church affiliation: . -,
I am convinced that -you are not
satisfied with the state of your spirit,
al development. You know you are
not the man or woman you would
like to be, and feel you ought to be.
And because you are dissatisfied you
lack the real joy of living. The busks
of life will never satisfy the hunger
of your immortal soul. Lent offers
you something that will. It gives you
the opportunity to grasp the real
values of life.
A proper observances of Lent is
just what you need in this age of the
overemphasis of the material side of
life. You need time for thought and
re-adjustment and sane judgment as
to the real values of life. You are so
busy with your social "activities" and
your business and your Church work
that you are in real danger of be
coming superficial and shallow on
the spiritual side of your nature. Hu-
inanity to surfeited with its marvel
loua physical accomplishments, yet it
remains true that man is a spiritual
being and for him spritual values
are the final values.
During the Lenten season I ask you'
to fix your mind on the spiritual side
of life and draw away from the tu
mult and clamor of the material.
Christ is calling you to come a little
closer to Him, and I know you will
respond to His call.
In addition to your individual at-
temnt to become more Christ-like I
Am asking you to be loyal to the ser
vice at church. Remember your ex
ample counts, and if you fail to fulfil
your obligations, you will find others
failing too. and your example has
wrought the harm. Your example
tends to build up the Church or to
pull it down.
That this Lent may be a period ol
real spiritual refreshment to you is
the most earnest prayer of your min
ister. Your Friend and Rector,
On Monday. February 8, the trua
tees of the Lake Junaluska Branch ol
Duke University Summer school held
a very important and enthusiastia
meeting in the office- of the County
Superintendent of Schools, W. C. Al
len, and by a nnanimousvote decided
to open the Junaluska unit of the Uni
versity Summer session on June 10.
The trustees were organized by
electing Dr. J. H. Way as chairman,
and W. C Allen was secretary ex offi
cio. Mr. Holland Holton, director of
the summer school of Duke University
was present end stated the position
the university upon the question of
opening the school this summer. He
said that in some respects the uni
versity would prefer postponement
another year the opening session, but
would not be averse to beginning this
By a unanimous vote Mr. J. Dale
Stents was elected , manager of the
First Grade Alden Turner, Stelia
Hayney. '
' Second Grade-Mary Ruth Phillips,
Third Grade Luelyn Miller. '
- Fourth Grade Thelma Russell,
Martha Rose, Martha McCracken.
Fifth Grade Anna Phillips, Charles
Prestwood, Charles Camp.
Sixth Grade Ruby Miller, Carl
Seventh Grade Mildred McCracken,
William Medford.
Miss Mary Ella Ansley and B.
Sturkey were Asheville guests Thurs
day. . : i
State News Briefly
(By M. L. Shipmari.)
Raleigh, N. C Feb. 8. Trial of the
dissolution suit against' the Tri-
State Co-operative Tobacco Market
ing Association was the outstanding
matter of interest in the Capital dur
ing the week,"the suit for dissolution
being dismissed. The attempt to
bring former heads of the Fisheries
Company back here from New York
tti' stand trial also was of interest
Governor McLean bad a busy week
handling a mass of routine which
piled during his absence front the city
in New York selling state bonds. The
Executive took a day off Friday to
welcome v Will v Rogers, e celebrated
comedian, to the city, the day being
termed "Will Rogers Day" for Ral
Trial of the dissolution suit against
the Co-ods brought by Willie M. Per
son of Franklin county took place
Friday. A multitude was on hand
to hear the arguments which poten
tially might have spelled the death
of the co-operative marketing in thiB
section. There was some damaging
evidence in the way of excessive sal
aries and fees paid officials while the
farmers could not collect for crops,
but Judge Calvert found' no evidence
of fraud or insolvency to warrant dis-i
solving the association and therefore
ruled the suit out of court. Mr.
Person served notice of appeal to the
Supreme court. Generally speaking
Judge Calvert found that the mem
bers and the directors had cognizance
of what was going on and the direc
tors were given a free hand in op
erating and therefore their actions
could not be termed fraudulent. A
good effect of the suit will bo that the
co-od management will probably pay
a little more attention to the rights
of the growers and a little less to
their own enrichment in the future.
The failure of the Fisheries Pro
ducts Company several years ago
cost North and South Carolina in
vestora millions of dollars. Governor
Smith has granted extradition from
New York of Thomas H. Hayes and
Ravmond Anderson, form officers ofi
the company, so that they may stand
trial for fraud. The two men are,
fighting the extradition and have ap
pealed to New York's highest court
from the Governor's decision. The
case will come up in the near future
at Albany, N, Y., and will be closely
watched in North Carolina.
North and South Carolina will com-t
bine in June for a special trial which'
will go to the Pacific Coast advertis
in the attractions of the two states
Governor McLean is enthusiastic over
the project which has its beginning
with Carroll P. Rogers, president of
the Hendersonville Chamber of Com
merce. .
The children of the State are at
tending school more regularly tho
Superintendent of Public instruction
reports. School Facts, a monthly
pamphlet, which the superintendent
issues contains interesting facts per
taining to education in North Carolina
each month. In 1925, there were
559,396 white children and 250,488
negroes enrolled in the public schools.
Meredith College but recently re
moved to its new home on the west
ern outskirts of Raleigh, celebrated
founders day last Thursday with Rev.
Clay Hudson of Charlotte as the prin
cinal sneaker. . v .
The bus law probably will be given
a Supreme court test. Z. V. Petree
automobile operator of Thomasvillo
has started a move having for its
purpose testing the law of the 1925
General Assembly wider which busses
are operated under state control.
" Governor McLean has extended
clemency fo 298 persons since last
Aoril a statement shows. TheExe
cutive during that time has received
1.275 ; applications for clemency.
Pendinsr before the Executive for con
"sideration now are ISO cases, ten of
which are application to change the
electrocution penalty to life impris
onment for a similar number of prls
oners. ":.- '
The Governor has issued a proc
clamation asking for the people to
respond to a campaign beginning Feb
ruary J5 to raise $200,000 in North
Carolina to aid the suffering J ewish
Deonle of Europe. A national cam
paign is to be waged at the same time
for those folk who have been suffer
ing acutely since the World War.
Mack M. Jerniga, here from Har
nett county recently, -indicated to
(Continued on another page.)
Buel P. Hyatt Gives
Praise to'F. E. Alley
With beauty clad, with health i
every vein, and reason throned upon
his brow; stepped forth immorta
man." ' i
All men are not created equal
There is a line of distinction thai
sets apart types of men. And, thosd
types are as recognisable as the differ-'
ence between the zenith and the nadir.
It has been said that man Is that
strange connecting link between tho.
earth and heaven. How ever that may
be, the citizenship of the Tenth Con
gressional district are awake to the
fact that there is truth in Tennyson's
exclamation, "The old order chang-
th, yielding place to the new, and
God fulfills Himself in many ways,
lest one good custom should corrupt
the world."'
Hon. Felix E. Alley, a man among
men, a citizen ol mgnest cauore, a
lawyer without a peer in Western
North Carolina, a gentleman with the
grace of the cavalier, an intellect at
bright as the shrewd Webster, a per
sonality as genial as a Wilson; and, a
home-loving, God-fearing father and
husband; is a candidate for the nom
ination for member of Congress from
his district. He did not put himself
forward, or thrust himself upon the
voters of th6 district He is not an
ambitious politician. He has simply
heard the voice of the people, and
knows the full significance of the old
adage: "Duty is the sublimest word
in the English language." And, with
thorough appreciation of the obli
gations to his lellowman, ne nan
stepped forth in the strength and
vigor of his splendid qualities, and
throws back to the doubting populance
his never changing, iron clad, eloquent
determination, to represent the peoplo
of the Tenth Congressional district
Will he be the choice of the people T
There is not a thinking man, woman
or child, throughout his. district, wh
ever heard his rhymttical voice
and felt the magic tenderness of his
hands; there is not a voter in the dis
trict that will not admit that he is
eminently qualified; and, there is no
a foe, except a being with an animal's
instinct, that would dare to stain his
integrity or discolor his title to tho
nomination. He is a man of the peo
ple! No great crisis in the history
of nations has failed to produce a
"Man of Je Hour." He has the wel
fare of the people at heart He com
prehends the ijatinal issues as no oth
er man in tne omnci, aim,
esses those superb qualities of dis
crimination between the "true and
the false." His opponents suggest
that his candidacy is premature. Alas,
what a deceptive thought. The. light of
education has torn away the gloom
cast by the cheap politician. Human
ity i a thinking element. There
never was a time in the his
tory- of the American people,
when there was such an abso
lute demand for leadership of unwav
ering fidelity to the Guiding Star of
True Democracy. The people will
determine the adequacy of his pres
ent desire to represent. I would not
squander a moment in comparing him
with- any other candidate in the field,
Wo ; thn finished nroduct. The un-
Questionable statesman of the people,
The very hypothesis par excellence
of Congressional timber from the
Tenth district. And, the people know
that he is no dullard. We know that
he will run smooth in the operation
of the governmental machinery.
Rome was not built in a day. The
United States Government had a be
ginning; and, only the highest types
of our citizenship will keep that insti
tution secure for the people. Tho
people know that "The Old Gray
Mare ain't what she use to be," and,
they know that Zeb Weaver never will
be what they hoped he would be.
Folks, Felix Alley will mount the
ladder rung by rung, until he reaches
the pinacle of achievement, for human
possibility, as a representative of
this district "When the roll is called
up yonder, Hell be there." When the
Great Smoky Mountain Park is placed
before Congress, "H'11 be there." And,
what will he dot 'He will weave gar
lands of rhetoric,' unfolding the glo
ries of Western North Carolina, to
statesmen from every state in the
Union. What will he dot He will
soon stand in the Halls of Congresn
as the greatest orator from the South
since the days of Henry W. Grady.
I do not submit this to the editor,
account of any fear as to the resultr
. (Continued on another page.),
Views From Our
TION. . -r, j
We have passed throughanother
year which goes down in history as
one of the most remarkable in the
way of progress and achievements on
all lines of endeavor in the history
of our country. Although there has
been some obstructions and disap
pointments, but in the main it has
been one of optomistic view in reach
ing the goal for which all good people
and patriotic citizens have been striv-i
ing to bring into realization, "Peace
on earth, good will toward man." An
we now are entering into this new
year we should not relax our efforts
and co-operata together and accom
plish more for the good of the human
race and make our country one o
which we will feel honored by being a
'. Our National law makers after
spending the holidays at home are in
session again with many important
measures before them for considera
tion. The lower house seems to have
laid down partison politics, have be
come to realize the importance of
coming to the relief of our country
and have passed the tax' reduction bill
which claims the attention of our law
makers as much or more than any
other measure that is now confronting
them. Whether the bill as passed by
Lthe house is best for the masses of
fthe people or not time will prove, but
it meets the approval of the adminis
tration and large per cent of the bus
iness men of our ountry. But in go
tng up to the upper house where ac
cording to the usual course of prece
dent it will receive some hard knocks
and many amendments and likely to
be changed in many respects, but it
is to be hoped that the Senate will
act the part of wisdom and revise the
bill (if it needs any revising) that will
meet with the approval of the admin
istration and will become the law of
the land. Then business will be stab,
lized and the business men and all in
dustries in making investments will
have some degree of assurance as to
what the outcome will be. Then there
are many other measures that are
claiming the attention of our law
makers, viz. the farm relief measure
which is one of the, most important
measures Delore Jongress oi wnicn
there seems to be some division of
opinion, but is the opinion of tho
writer that what is most needed is leg
islation that is not of a discriminate
nature; one that will place the farm
products on the same basis equal with
all other industries. Then there is the
Musel Shoals problem which has been
before Congress for the past five
years with nothing diffinitely accom
plished, but present indications point
o some legislation will be enacted that
will settle the problem which will in
all probability be beneficial to all
concerned which has claimed the at
tention of the whole world for a long
time. It has been discussed from ev
ery view point in trying to keep as far
away from the League of Nations or
anything that would recognize the
great principles and ideals set forth
and advocated by Woodrow Wilson.
But with all the scheming and par
tisan politics that can be brought to
bear there is a leaning toward the ju
dicial tribunal as set up by Woodrow
Wilson and other men of vision. Pres
ident Harding in his last message to
Congress recommended our entrance
into a World Court, believing that it
was the medium by which world peace
could be accomplished. President
Coolidge in two annual messages has
recommended and urged entering into
the court, believing it would be a
tremendous influence in bringing peace
between all nations. In a recent mes
sage the President recommended the
acceptance of an invitation extended
by the council of the League of Na
tions to participate in its deliberation
and asked for an apropriation of fifty
thousand dollars for the purpose of
defraying expenses by joining the
council so it is very apparent that the
administration will have to act the
part of discretion as the young man
who 'Went courting and found a bug
in his soup. In order to relieve him
self of the embarrassed situation
swallowed soup : bug and all, so it
seems that the administration, will
have to swallow Wilson's ideal leaguq
in order to carry out the purpose and
aim of our country when we entered
the World War.
Mr. Walker Williams of Raleigh
made a business trip here Monday.
News of Town
of Hazelwood
First Grade Mildred Arrington,
Mary Catherine Clark, Willie Mas
Cope, Katherine Knight, Minnie Mc
Clure, Lois Louise Plott, Emily Siler,
Fred MoClure, Woodrow Troutman,
Elda Roper.
Second Grade Sara Welch, Jack
Robinson, Beatrice McCracken, Fred
Plott, Ruby Brendle, Ulys Anderson,
Edward Duck worth, Lawson Summer
Third Grade Hugh McCracken,
Lillian Wyatt.
Fourth Grade Harry Stillwell,
Harry Brendle, Wilda Leah Ferguson,
Aline Hawkins. ,
Fifth Grade Jesse Lee Warren,
Ruth Allen, Glenn Wyatt, Billy Pre
vost Sixth Grade Wilms Hoyle, Rose
mond Leagon, Eelanor McCracken.
Seventh Grade Glenn Miller.
The following rules have been
adopted concerning the honor roll:
1. Pupils must make plus average
on at least half of his studies and
must not make minus average on any.
2. Pupil must be present every day.
8. Pupil must not be tardy.
PRISE. One of the latest enterprises that
of tho Machinery Placement Service
which started business the first of the
year with a two fold purpose, namely.
First, to sell any equipment around
a plant or factory, that is not needed,
but in good condition.
Second, to buy for the plant or fac
tory any equipment on the same con
ditions from the other fellow.
However, if new equipment is de
sired they are agents for popular and
well known manufacturers. Their
specialty is motors, generators, trans
formers and steam engines.
Mr. A. B. Engel is general mana
ger of the Machinery Placement Ser
vice, a graduate of the Georgia
School of Technology in Electrical
Engineering and a man proficient in
power plant work. Having installed
the electrical work in three power
plants in this vicinity, nnmely: The
hydro-electric plant for the City of
Asheville at the Recreation Park on
the Swannanoa, the new municipal
hydro-electic plant for Bryson City
nnH th large steam plant for the
Unagusta Mfg. Co.
Mr. Engel came from the well
Vnnwn firm of Chas. E. Waddell &
Co., of Asheville, consulting engineer,
to install the Unagusta plant and to
motorize all their wood-working ma
chines, thus eliminating all line and
counter shafting in the factory. Tho
Unagusta Mfg. Company now has
the most modern and well
equipped plants in the South.
He was raised on the forty heights
of Lookout Mountain near Chattanoo
ga, Tenn. Upon finishing high school
he was connected with the Chattanoo
ira Rnilwav and Light Co. in their
inptpr and service department. From
there he was transferred tj the Look
out Mt, Incline Railway Co. Seeing
this wonderful piece of engineering
up the steep mountain side, he decided
to study engineering, so resigned his
position as operator of the incline, and
entered Georgia Tech.
Upon graduating he spent his first
year out of school in a life of "ups"
and "downs" with Otis Elevator
Cjmpany, in Atlanta, n construction
and service work.
Leaving them he bxtmc connected
with Chas. E. Waddell Co and liking
this part of the count-y so well hus
divided to settle down 'n our midst
and be of service to power plant own- j
ers through the Machinery Placement j
In a communication from Mr. H. W.'naYe been partners in this business for
Hoffman of Citra, Fla., he Informs us
that he has been elected cashier of the
Bank of Citra. His many friends will
be delighted to hear of this.
: - ' " , WILL MEET.
The Waynesville Music Club meets
with Misa Margaret Stringfield at her
home on corner of Walnut and Main
streets Wednesday, Feb. 17, 1926.
Dr. T. S. Shelmire of Asheville was
a guest here Sunday.
J. J. Edwards Writes
About Ministers
To the Editor of the Waynesville
Waynesville, N. C.
Dear Editor:
Will you please publish the follow
ing letter in your valuable paper?
The members of the Western North
Carolina Methodist Conference, who
have gone out from the good old coun
ty of Haywood, met together at the
Presbyterian Cafeteria prepared to
take care of the Conference which met
in Stateville October the 14, 1925.
And had lunch together for the first
time and had a very fine social hour
together, and decided that we would
make that a regular meeting on Fri
day for dinner at our annual confer
ences hereafter.
Rev. M. T. Smathers was elected
president and J. J. Edwards secretary
and treasurer. We urge every Hay
wood preacher and layman to meet
with us on Friday for dinner at tho
place which will be announced at each
The following members were pres-
ent: Reverends P. L. Terrell, J. V.
Campbell, J. J. Edwards, M. T. Smath
ers, J. P. ltipus, F. L. Setzer, C. S.
Kirkpatrick, W. R. Shelton, D. V.
Howell, W. M. Rathburn and W. C.
Medford, who is supply the Glenvillo
Revs. John L. Teague, C. M. Car
penter and D. H. Rhinehart were ab
The following is the appointment to
which each were sent, also postolnco
addresses and number of ears each
one is serving his charge:
P. L. Terrell, superanuated at Iusb
Conference, Crabtree, N. C.
C. M. Carpenter, superanuated for
second year, Candler, N. C.
J. L. Teague, superanuated for
second year, Pretice, N. C.
J. J. Edwards, Thrift-Moore cin
cuit, 3rd year, Paw Creek, N. C.
J. W. Campbell, Linwood circuit,
fourth year, Southmont, N. C.
J. P. Hipps, Grate Church, third
year, Winston-Salem, N. C.
C. S. Kirkpatrick, Presiding Elder,
third year, Gastonia, N. C.
M. T. Smathers, Hendersonville,
station, second year, Hendersonville,
N. C.
W. R. Shelton, Lexington station,
second year, Lexington, N. C.
D. H. Rhinehart, Murphy station,
third year, Murphy, N. C.
D. V. Howell, Bryson City circuit,
second year, Bryson City, N. C.
F. L. Setzer, Fairview circuit, first
year, Fairview, N. C.
W. M. Rathburn, New Hope cir
cuit, first year, Eldorado, N. C.
Men who are members of other con
ferences, Rev. T. W. Noland, member
of Tennessee Conference, is now a
Presiding Elder. Rev. J. M. Terrellj
missionary to Brazil since 1900.
Inclosed find check for one ($1.35)
for which please send a copy of Cou
rier to each member of W. N. C. Con
ference. Sincerely,
P. S. I have carefully looked up
the time these thirteen members of
Western North Carolina Conferenco
have given to the church and people of
our great State in real service for tha
betterment of society and have al
ways proved true to every great
cause that our State and country
stand for. These 13 men have given
a total of 244 years of what we be
lieve has helped a great maty people
to a nobler purpose in life and good
Truly, J. J. E.
The Wavnesville Grocerv Comnanv.
(which is the oldest retail grocery
! 8ore J" Waynesville, has been pur-
cnasea oy mr. j. a. jones.
1 Messrs. J. S. Jones and Hugh Abel
some time, but owing to the illness
of Mr., Abel if was found necessary
that he retire from the business in
order to be out of doors more. He is
suffering from inflamatory rheuma
tism. K..:i v-; . ' j:
The Waynesville Grocery Company ,
does a large staple and fancy gro- .
eery business end has an up-to-date
meat market in connection with the . ,
other business. w
I Miss - Mavme Clavtun spent the
week-end with her parents in Addio.

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