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Volume XXXVIII. Number S
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Open Summer Unit
June 10 at Junaluska
Plana Laid for School At Trustees'
The trustees of the Junaluska Sura
mer School, affiliated with Duke Uni
versity, held their annual meeting in
the office of W. C. Allen, superinten
dent of Public Instruction of Haywood
County, Monday. Those present Were
Holland Holton, of Duke University,
Mrs. J. M. Long, J. R. Boyd, Dr. J.
H. Way, H. J Sloan, R. O. Edgerton,
J. Dale Stentz.'
The trustees were unanimous in
their decision to have the first ses
sion of the Junaluska Summer School
beginning, June 10 of this "year and
continuing for six weeks, and plan to
offer a six units' course for teachers
holding elementary certificates. In
addition to this, there will be two
courses in advanced work for advanced
teachers or for college students.
Dr. J. H. Way was temporary chair
man and W. C. Allen, secretary, by
virtue of his office as County Super
intendent. An Executive Committee
consisting of J. H. Way, H. J. Sloan
and J. Dale Stentz was elected. This
executive committee will have charge
of all the details of the time and
place of the school, fixing of registra
tion fees, tuition, and expect to have
more detailed announcements soon.
J. Dale Stentz was elected as busi
ness manager for the school.
There is a great deal of interest
being manifested in this section in
the school, as well as in many dis
tant cities and states, an'J the trus
tees are confident of great success
from the beginning.
Mrs. C. H. McDowell was hostess
to the members of the Woman's Club
Thursday afternoon, February 11th.
After the club collect with which the
meeting was, opened, the Club Wo
man's Hymn was sung, followed by
several reports of interest.
On account of so many conflicting
dates during the week Mrs. C. F.
Rirkpatrick stated that her committee
had decided upon Monday, February
15th, instead of Saturday for the
Silver Tea to be given at the home
of Mrs. C. S. Smathers, the proceeds
to be used for the Jefferson Memorial
at Monticello. The date was changed
to Saturday, February 13th.
In the absence of Mrs. Blackwell,
Mrs. Penny and Mrs. Patrick were
asked to serve on the art committee
and prepare a program for the next
meeting on art.
In discussing the Dahlia Show of
1926, Mrs. F. D. Ferguson proposed
to take up the matter with the Wo
man's Club of Canton with a view to
creating interest in the Beaverdam
and the other twelve townships
Mrs. George Kenney who is to coach
the proposed local play for the club,
suggested the ladies decide upon
either a "royalty" or "character" play.
On motion the matter was left with
Mrs. Grover Davis and her committee
appointed at a previous meeting.
Mrs. McDowell read a letter regard
ing the "National Birthday Bell" at
Valley Forge.
On motion by Mrs. C. R. Thonas
it was voted by to contribue $5.00
toward this memorial.
An unusually instructive and inter
esting program was-given as follows:
"America's Response to n Foreign
Appeal" Mrs. Chas. R.' Thomas.
"America's Army" Mrs, J. H. How
ell. "America's Navy" Mrs. Wm. A.
"I Never Knew. How Much God Gave
to Me," Ball Sung by Miss Ida Jean
Brown, accompanied by Mrs. C. S.
The roll was answered with the
names of noted battles of the World
In addition to the members Mrs.
Neal, Mrs. W. L. Hardin, Miss Helen
Marshall, Miss Harper, Miss Mosely,
Lois Sansbury, Miss Emma Chaffing,
nad Mr. Shackleford. j
The hostess, assisted by Mrs. W. j
L. Hardin, served a delicious salad
The next meeting will be with Mrs.
Penny, February 25th.
Mr. J. M. Mock and Mr. Claude
Allen left Monday for New York
where they will buy their spring line
of goods for their stores. While
away Mr. Moc1: will visit his daugh
ter, Mrs. Cline, in Chicago.
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Presentation of
Lake Junaluska
Will Embrace Property Valued at
Over $3,000,000 Duke Universi
ty to Hold Summer School
Presentation of the entire holdings
of the Southern Assembly grounds at
Lake Junaluska to the 1926 General
Conference of the Southern Methoi
dist Church in May is being planned,
according to information secured from
official sources. The property, valued
at $3,000,000.00, located near Waynes
ville on the Appalachian Scenic High
way, is known far and wide as one of
the most beautiful religious assembly
grounds in all the world.
Having as its center of attraction
a huge artificial mountain lake, girded
with upstanding hills, the conference
grounds presents all that could ba
desired in the way of a summer
playground, which comprehensive pro
grams, upon all phases of religious
activity and educational development
are designed to meet the spiritual and
mental needs of the thousands who
tion of the Land of the Sky.
While the keynote of the assembly
naturally, hinges upon the religious
programs carried out each summer,
every facility for healthful and whole
some recreation s likewise included.
Dr. Stuart's Idea.
Credit for the initial step in the
creation of Lake Junaluska goes to
Rev. Dr. George R. Stuart, formerly
the noted Methodist minister of Birm
ingham, and later equally will known
upon the lecture platform. Dr.
Stuart has a most attractive home at
the lake where he spends much of his
time with his family. He Is well
known to thousands in Asheville and
all Western Carolina.
It was his suggestion that such an
assembly ground be erected and it
was first brought to the attention of
the Laymen's missionary meeting at
Chattannoga, Tenn. A committee was
named to examine sites all over the
south, decision finally being reached
upon the present site in the Land of
the Sky. A tract embracing 1,300
acres was purchased by the laymen
through interested individuals of the
Methodist Church, South.
Improvements totalling more than
a half million were made, including
the building of a 900-foot dam, some
17 miles of driveways, construction
of auditorium and hotels. In all,
more than $1,500,000 has been spent
hv indiriduals and the Generals
Boards of the Methodist Church to
equip the assembly grounds. Huge
sums have since been expended on
idditions and improvements.
In addition to Dr. Stuart, the orig
inal commission that had c.iarga of
the grounds in those early days, in
cluded Bishop James Atkins, J. R.
Pepper, Bishop James Cannon, Jr., H.
Sloan (deceased) and is. C. iaatter-
it. At a later period two men.
now dead, also helped greatly with
money and and support in other ways,
these being Willian H. Stockman tnd
R. S. Munger.
Many Summer Homes.
Because the adjacent grounds -are
so ideally located for summer homes,
(here was bought about last Septem
ber the organization of the Junalus
ka Development Company which
plans the immediate and active ad
vertising and selling campaign for
much additional territory. J. T. Man
gum is general manager of this or-i
ganization, headed by J. A. Taylor
as president. J. B. Ivey and F. M.
Jackson are vice-presidents.
Officials of the assembly are look
ing forward to the best season that
has been enjoyed at Lake Junaluska,
in spite of the fact that the previ
ous season has so far broken all rec
ords for the large crowds attending
the various conferences.
Although the actual programs are
under the leadership of the Southern
Methodist Church, bf course, invita
tion is heartily extended to' all visi
tors to attend regardless of religious
affiliations. For there is much to at
tract not only in the religious pro
gram, but likewise in lay activities.
Training courses of many kinds are
offered, educational courses, various
conferences, training schools of dif
ferent kinds, chautauqua programs,
moving picture entertainments, spec
tacular pageants upqn the lake, as
well as nrivate instructions in musio
and art. A comprehensive playground
well equipped, ofrlrs a sale ana
healthful place for the entertainment
(Continued on another page.)
Forest Situation of
Haywood County
Over three-fourths of the total land
area of Haywood county is forested.
Of a total area of 349,440 acres, 267,
644 acres is in forests. Properly
cared for this area is capable of
growing 53,628,800 board feet of tim
ber per year.
These figures are conservative.
They are based on the annual growth
of only 200 board feet of timber per
acre per year. Yet, according to the
estimates of experts who have made
exhaustive studies of'-forest growth,
hardwood- forests when properly
handled can easily produce as high
as 500 board feet per acre per year,
or, expressed In dollars $669,110 worth
of wood in one year in Haywood coun -
ty. But in order to be conservative
the smaller figure will be taken as
representing the possible production?
Now, according to the census of
1920 there were 23,496 people living
in the county. If each person used an
equal share of this wood every man,
woman and child would be entitled to
approximately 2,280 board feet of
timber per year which he could use
as firewood, fence posts or lumber for
his home, or he could sell his share.
The value of these forest products
based on Jie conservative value of
5 dollars per thousand feet would be
$267,645. This figure, then represent?
the actual value of the wood which
can be grown in Haywood county
every year on the lands which are
already wooded. And the growing of
cthis wood will require no effort what
ever on the part of the owners of the
woodlands. This production will ba
made naturally provided Ihe forests
are protected from fire. Fire is, at
the present time practically the only
agency capable of preventing the
During the year 1925, according to
the figures shown on the official re
ports received at the State Forest
Service there were exactly fifty forest
fires which burned during this year.
These fires did a damage to timber
and young growth estimated at
$87,993 or almost one-third of the
value of the timber which would
normally be grown during the sam6
period. And this figure does not in
clude any estimate of the loss in the
leaf either which is the food of the
timber crop, nor does it include the
damage to the soil, to the stream
flow and water supply which was
unqestionably seriously affected by
forest fires. In addition to the dam
age to the growing forest and the
unestimated damage to the soil and,
destroyed leaf litter and stream flow,
the fifty fires burned 58,051 dollars
worth of forest products already cut
and ready for market, and 46,729 dol-
lars worth of improvements, hoBses,
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barns, fences, railroad trestles, log
ging camps and- machinery.
Seven of these fires were, it was
definitely learned, set out deliberately
and criminally, by ignorant or crim
inally inclined incendiarists. Six of
them were carelessly allowed to es
cape from burning brush piles. Two
were caused by campers and hunters
carelessly leaving their camp fires
unextinguished. , The others were
caused by smokers, 3; lumbering 11.
inree resulted irom misce.mneous
causes wnue ue cause oi .r
unknown. AH 1 oi mese nres were
either set on purpose, or resulted
from the carelessness of hunters, j
campers, trampers or smokers. ' I
How mucn longer are me people oi
Haywood county going to allow this
annual loss to continue? How much
longer before the people realize that
thjs most important crop is wood-1
When will the people realize that the
forest of Haywood county are pro
tecting their streams, preventing th
drying of their . springs, protecting (
their game, providing them wood for
fuel, .for houses, for fences, and a
thousand other uses and that the pro
tection of the forest is a vital matter
to every citizen in the county. .
Adequate protection demands two
things: a public sentiment opposed
to woods burning and adequate ap
propriation of furids sufficient to fight
the fires and construct the lookout
towers and telephone lines necessary
to spot a fire that occurs and-report
it to the warden.
Buncombe county, with only a
slightly larger forest area, than Hay
wood appropriates $1,000 a year for
forest fire protection. Haywood ap
propriates $400. Yet, in Buncombe a ;
(Continued from another page)
Mrs. E. L McKee-
Community Club
Mrs. E. L. McKee of Sylva, State
President of Federated Clubs, was
present atthe meeting of the Commu
nity Club on Monday, Feb. 15th, and
made a talk that will live long in the
minds of the women, fortunate enough
to hear her.
As this was a regular meeting of
the club, the meeting opened with the
Federation song, followed by the
prayer for club women.
After which the reports of officer
and departmental chairmen were give:
The club unanimously voted to giva
a guarantee of $100 towards the Ju-
naluska Summer school, Inc., the sum
mer school of. Duke University, to
jbe established at Lake Junaluska.
It Was also voted to give $10 to
Miss Anne Hobson, for her kinder
garten work. After the business of
the afternoon was finished, the foU
lowing program was given:
Piano Solo Eclogue, Lizst Mis
Frances Denton.
Solo Charming Chloe Mrs. L. M.
After which the president, Mrs.
Kufus Siler, in a few gracious words,
introduced Mrs. McKee. Mrs. Siler
spoke of the honor the western purt
of the State enjoyed in producing a
State president, as gracious sympa-'
thetic and competent as Mrs. McKee.
The club room was filled with mem
bers and guests, who arose to greet
Mrs. McKee as she began her address.
Mrs. McKee's talk was short and very
much to the point.
Stressing particularly two points;
The American Home and the Respon
sibility of Citizenship and the Vote.
She began by telling us to carry
high the standard of our club, as the
Federation can be no nearer the good
than the individual clubs. The good
of women's clubs being the growth of
th community in health, morals, re
creation and beauty. She snoke es
pewwly of the new department being
established in women's clubs, called
the American Home Department, hav
ing for its aim the establishing of
wholesome, happy, affectionate fam
ily life, as a bulwark against the ten
dencies of the times, homes where re
ligion comes first.
"All true club work embraces tho
i child, home, community and State."
Through organized womanhood,
much can be accomplished, this state
having 5300o women voters. Mrs.
McKee stressed our responsibility as
a voter, and what can be accomplished
if we take a serious consientious view
of this.
Mrs. McKee closed her talk with a
call to all club woman to be faithful,
loyal and tue.
After which the afternoon s pro
, , .... . .
gram closed with a vilolin solo by
Miss Maragaret Stringfield.
Vocal Solo "Moon, Moon" Mrs.
L. E. Green.
The hostesses for the afternoon
Mrs. J. H. Way, Mrs. Lenoir
Gwyn, Mrs. N. M. Medford and Mrs.
Cody Plott, served a delicious salad
tf!tnn(iin ,.;! function o
Ag reception given by
the Woman's (Club. on the regular
mnotintr Hnv Inst Thnrsrlav. The
presidentj Mrs R .Holder, called a
!,,,; t a nYlock at which
time each chairman of the standing
committees gave a splendid report.
The club room where the meeting was
held was never more attractive than
on this occasion, when a color schema
of red and white was used for dec
roation and beautiful, white narcissus
and red , hyocinth were effectively
Mrs. Chas. Quinlan of Waynesville,
President of the first district of N. C.
F. W. C, was the honor guest and
her talk on the club work of the
state and the first district in particu
lar was both interesting and inspira
tional. Mrs. H. A. Helder honored Mrs.
Chas. Quinlan on Tuesday just befcre.
the club reception with a Int.choon at
the tea room. Covers were laid for
six and a delicious luncheon was serv
ed. The recipients . of the courtesy
besides the honoree were Mr. J. II.
Rirkpatrick, Mrs. H. A. Osbjrnc, Mrs.
W. R. Crute, and Mrs, Eleanor Clarke.
Hon. Charles R. Thomss was an
Asheville visitor Monday.
Civic League Plans
Clean Up Campaign
Mrs. Joe Tate delightfully enter
tained the Civic League on Friday af
ternoon, Feb. 12th.
The meeting was opened in regular
form, and the business of the after
noon taken up in order.
The social service committee re
ported that the February visit to the
County Home had been made and that
the inmates of the home were very
anxious to have an opportunity to
hear the gospel preached. It was
moved and carried that the league,
institute a chapel in the home. Mrs.
R. Q. McCracken, Mrs. J. C. Rose and
Mrs. Joe Tate were asked to visit tho
home during March.
The banner committee reported that
the Huzelwood school won the ban
ner last month, making an uverage
of 98.7.
The following committe were ap
pointed to confer with the Mayor ami
make arrangements for "cloan-up
week:" Mrs. C. R. Thomas, Mrs. W.
L. Hardin, Mrs. Joe Tate.
Seeing the need of encouraging veg
etable and flower growing among the
younger people the league voted to
give a prize of $2.00 to the girl mak
ing the best flower garden. Tho
league to furnish the seeds. All pu
pils in the Waynesville elementary
school and in the East Waynesville
school would be eligible to enter the
contest. Mrs. H. II. Plott, Mrs. L.
E. Green and Mrs. R. Q. McCracken
were appointed as a committee to
visit the schools, distribute the seeds,
and perfect other arrangements in
connection with the contest.
Motion was made and carried to
send $5.00 to the Jefferson Memorial
The paper of the afternoon, "The
Theory of Democracy," was given by
Mrs. W. L. Hardin and was very much
Mrs. C. H. Neal and Mrs. James
Palmer, Jr. were elected as members.
Mrs. E. B. McClure was a pleasant
visitor of the afternoon.
The league adjourned to meet with
Mrs. W. L. Hnrdin on Friday after
noon, February 26th.
The hostess served a delightful
salad course.
On Washington's Birthday, Feb.
Feb. 22, at 11 o'clock in the high
school auditorium will be held the
annual declamation contest for boys
of the high school.
The Dorcas Bell Love Chapter D.
A. R. will give a beautiful medal to
the winner in this contest, as they
have been doing for a number of years
A beautiful North Carolina flag will
also be presented to the high school.
It is hoped that all parents and friends
will encourage the boys by a full
attendance at these exercises.
On Monday of this week a party of
Jewish merchants were in Waynes
ville looking over the business sec
tion with the view of opening a large
retail department store.
They were much impressed with the
thriving city of Waynesville and may
locate here at an early date. They
plan to carry a large stock of men and
women's general merchandise, milli
nery and goods of a high quality.
Mrs. J. R. S. Mcintosh of Brevard,
and for several years a resident of
Waynesville, died suddenly in Raleigh
Sunday morning. Mrs. Mcintosh had
been in Raleigh for several days hav
ing accompanied her husband there
where he was to undergo an opera
tion on his arm which was injured
some time ago.
Mrs. Mjclntosh wasjjefore her mar
riage Miss Mary Sprague of Morgan-ton-,
Mrs. Mcintosh has been a devout
member of the Episcopal church for
many years being one of the most
faithful workers in th Woman
Auxiliary. She was a woman of
high ideals and Christian character."
Her gentle and loving disposition won
for her a host of friends who will
regret to learn of her death.
The body was brought here Tues
day and the funeral was conducted
from the Episcopal church by Rev
Albert New. Interment wps in Green
Hill cemetery.
Robertson Favors
Haywood C. of C.
February 15th, 1926.
Mr. Wm. A. Band,
The Waynesville Mountaineer,
Waynesville, N. C.
My dear Mr. Hand:
I read with considerable interest
your recent editorial on the sub.'eit
of Haywood County rhamber of Com
merce. I believe th:3 j;'an is fonsiolo
i-nd is worthy of the support of nli
sections of the couiuy. With the tre
mendous power le c. jrment th-it is
before us in Haywood County, thcr
i' no reason why mil county should
not be one of the mort impoitanl in
the State from an industrial stand
point. Co-operation in bringing all
the advantages of the county befora
the public should net very substantial
You have my very best wishes for
your success in bringing forward this
important subject.
Yours very truly,
Reuben H. Robinson,
The in w year brings with it fresh
opportunities, not the least of which
is the making of literature to adil to
that already produced by the members
of our North Carolina Federation.
Please do not be afraid to write.
Writing is almost as natural as talk
ing; talking almost as necessary as
breathing. It is the delight of tho
happy person and the solace of the
sorrowful one. The Committee of
Literature for our State Federation
wishes to make this a shining year.
There is an awakening interest in
literature in both of tho Carolines and
we should ride upon this wave with a
new sense of happiness and power.
Free yourselves of all inhibitions and
write what is in you to write.
No prizes are offered for plays or
essays, but that is no reason why they
should not be written. The commit
tee of judges can put their approval
upon the best. Make the essays not
more than fifteen hundred words,
please, and confine the plays to one
Meantime, do not forget the chil
dren. Open up their imaginations by
giving them a Story Telling Hour.
Ask the University Extension at Chap
el Hill to aid you with this.
Do not forget to procure your
quota, and if possible, more than your
quota of "Stories and Poems from the
Old North State." In this volume you
will find the best work done thus far
by the members of our Federation.
A fund is to be created from the salo
of this book for the furtherance of
oilier literary purposes.
North Carolina Federation of Woman's
Cups offered:
Separk Cup for the bent poem.
Joseph Pearson Caldwell cup for
the best short story.
0. Henry cup for the best short
story with a humoristic touch.
1. Members of federated and affili
ated clubs ane eligible.
2. Manu.-.cript must be type writ
ten on "regulation size type written
3. Etate on manuscript for which
cup you are competing.
Number the pages and place title,
or abbreviation i f title, on each page.
5. Sign manuscript with non-do
plume only.
6. Enclose letter with manuscript
giving name, address nom-de pllimo
and number of selections submitted.
7. Stories are limited to 6,000 words,.
8. Authors a-e requested to retain
copy of manuscript as it will not bo
9. Federation will own "rights" on
winning material.
10. Send manuscript to Mrs. Pick'
ens Bacon, Tryon,, N. C, before April
1st. No manuscript accepted after
that date.
Chairmon of Literature, Tryon, N. N.
Mrs. F. P. Bacoon,
Chairman Literary Contests,
Mrs. C. F. Rogers,
Chairman Book Committee,
Flat Rock, N. C.
Mr. E. R. Elmore of Mars Hill
made a business trip here Monday.

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