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Volume XXXVIIL Numebr 4
WAYNESVILLE, HAYWOOD COUNTY. NORTH j CAROLINA THURSDAY. TEBKUARY 25, 1926
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LAST CALL FOR STONE MOUN
Announces a great response from
the people of North Carolina.
Cameron Morrison, "Last Call
Campaign" states that the people
from every part of North Carolina
are showing splendid enthusiasm in
their acceptance of North Carolina's
Organizations have been set up in
towns and counties in Nprth Caro
lina, whose aggregated quota- amount
to one-fourth the State's entire quota
of 150,000 coins, and the campaign
has been in progress only three days.
"A Record Book" is being kept
for North Carolina, and in this book
a record is being kept of what each
town in the state does in regard to
its acceptance of its quota. The
name of every patriotic organization,
every civic organization, the city of'
fleers, the newspapers, the banks and
citizens who have contributed to the
success of this campaign, and who
have come to the aid of North Car
olina. We don't believe that there will
be a single blank page in this North
Carolina Book. North Carolina has
never been known to "draw a blank."
The Numbered Coin.
A Memorial Coin has been set
aside, and numbered for each town
in the State. This coin will be sold
at auction, or bought privately by
some patriotic individual. This coin
is registered, cannot be duplicated,
and will always be known as the
city's coin. ,
Wadesboro, North Carolina was
the first town to respond to the call
of Mr. Morrison. Mrs. R. E. Luttle,
President U. D. C. Chapter is Chair,
.man. Hickory, N. C. was the first
town to place hid on her numbered
George Washington's Birthday was
very impressively observed by the
public school Monday. The following
program was carriicd out:
Prayer by Prof. W. E. Byrd of
Unveiling of a large portrait of
George Washing by little Miss Cath
erine Bryson representing Liberty.
Prof. Byrd delivered an eloquent
address on the subject Education
the kind of Education that George
Washington would like for us to
have to make good citizens.
The raising of the U. S. Flag by
G. C. Cooper.
Song Star Spangled Banner.
A sumptuous dinner and social
hour were enjoyed by all. After
which school was resumed.
Mrs. Piney Adelaide Crawford cel
ebrated her 80th birthday Tuesday
the 23rd with a bountiful dinner. She
has two sons and four daughters liv
ing and eight dead. She has 3't
grand children, 47 great grand chil
dren and two great, great grand chil
dren. She has three living brothers,
Messrs. Dan, Frank and Will Clayton
and one sister, Mrs. Sarah Murray,
three sisters and two brothers dead.
Mrs. Crawford is not 80 years old,
but 80 years young. Her face in
round and rosy, her step is light, her
figure is straight. Altogether she is
a remarkabje woman and we wish
her many more birthdays.
Mrs. R. J. Bryson and her twin;
sister, Mrs. Maud Brookshire, cele
brated their birthday at the home of
Mrs. Bryson, Feb. 7th. A real birth
day dinner was served. Those pres
ent were: Mr. and R. J. Bryson, Mrs.
Maud Brookshire, Mrs. J. R. Giants,
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Surratt and littfe
Miss Josephine of Salisbury, Mr. and
Mrs. C. D. Penland and' four children
Born to Mr. and Mrs. H. R. Bry
son, the 13tH, a daughter, Marjorie
Mrs. Modena Brown and Mrs. Bell
Smith went to Waynesville Thursday.
Mrs. Maybelle Perry made a busi
ness trip to Sylva and Canton Thurs
day. :. ' -
Mrs. Lily Bryson went to Sylva
last week. -
Mr. C. B. Jones, Jr. motor to Can
ton on business Monday.
- The machine shop of the Road Con
struction Co. were destroyed by fire
Wednesday night of last week with
considerable loss. The shops went
The Beauty of the
The forested and shrub-covered
mountains in Western North Caro
lina and Eastern Tennessee, which
the federal government proposes to
set aside as the Great Smoky Moun
tains National Park, have a charm
that defies analysis, says Horace
Kephart, noted writer on these moun'
tains, In a recent article in the Char
"Many a year have I wandered back
and forth over' the Smokies," Mr.
Kepthart writes, "often alone for
days on end without seeing a human
being. I have passed the same places
scores and scores of times. But nev
er in all these journeys have I come
a second time to any glen or brook
or summit without finding. there some
thing new. Never have 1 followed a
trail through the tall forest without
wondering what I should find at the
next turn. Always there is some
thing new growing on the old place
or moving over it.
"Do you wonder, then, that we
who live in the Smokies and who
have worked so hard to protect and
preserve their loveliness we who are
fighting the commercial interests
that would, if let alone, destroy the
virginal charm and adorable beauty
.of God's masterpiece that we should
now be elated by the almost certain
prospect that the nation will soon
adopt this region and preserva it for
ever as a national park?'
"What is the secret of that charm,
that fascination of the Smokies,
which lingers so lovingly In one'
memory when he is away and lures
him irresistibly to return?" Mr.
Kephart asks, and then, as if to an
swer himself, he says:
- "I have often pqndired over it,
but I confess it defies analysis. In
part, however, it is due to the sup
orb and wonderfully varied forest
primival that covers the Smokies with
living verdue to their very summits.
"Bare rocks may rise to awe-inspiring
heights, they may be sculp
tured by nature into striking forms,
they may be toned by the elements
and colored by atmospheric changes,
they may be robed in snow and jew
elled with glittering ice, they may l.e
majestic in calm or terrible when
tempests rage or when avalanches
thunder down the slopes; but bare
rocks are never lovable. The stony
bosom is cold.
"But when the mountain frame
woik is covered with trees and shrub
bery and flowers, glasses and ferns
and moss, which harbor an infinite
variety of animal life, then every
peak becomes a personality itself en
dowed with the graces and warmth
of life. Then nature is our mother,
and we love her."
Mr. Kephart described his conver
sation with Robert Sterlirg Yard,
widely-known authority on national
parks and the secretary of the Na
tional Parks Association, on the sub
ject of the proposed Great Smoky
Mountains National Park. He met
Mr. Yard, he said at Asheville and
was told by Mr. Yard that the Na
tional Parks Association had directed
him to visit she proposed park area
and determine whether it came up to
the national park standard, or wheth
er it had merely been overrated by
local pride. Mr. Yard declared he
had been skeptical, that even the ful
some recommendation of the mem
bers of the Southern Appalachian
National Park Commission that the
Great Smokies be included in the na
tional group had not convinced him
fully that these mountains were on a
footing with- the Yellowstone, the
Yosemjte or Grand Canyon parks of
the West. He visited the proposed
park area, and Mr. Kephart said to
"Well, you have just returned from
the Smokies. You have seen them.
Are you skeptical?"
' "No," he replied with some empha
sis, according to -Mr. Kephart's ac
count of the conversation. "Kephart,
I have found something in the Smok
ies that is unique, something no oth
er park possesses. I do not mean just
scenery, though in that respect the
Smokies have all that the commis
sion claims for them. I mean some
thing that not only delights the eye,
but that wins the heart. There is a
charm in the Smokies that defies
analyBis." ;. . . '
"How does it effect you?" Mr.,
Kephart asked Secretary Yard..
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WILLIAM J. HANNAH FOR JUDGE
OF 20TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT.
Since the recent announcement of
Judge T, D. Bryson, that he would
not be a candidate to succeed himself
as Judge of the Superior Courts of
the 20th Judicial District, the many
friends throughout the district of
Judge William J. Hannah, of Way
nesville, have prevailed upon him to
become a candidate on the Demo-
cratic ticket in the forthcoming June
primary. Early this week Judge
Hannah publicly announced his inten
tion of seeking the nomination.
Before his announcement, he was
assured by his friends throughout tho
district that he was the logical can
didate to succeed Judge Bryson.
Since his announcement he has con
tinued to receive encouragement and
continued assurances of strong sup
port from every part of the district.
Friends of Judge Hannah say that
he is one of the able lawyers of the
district, who is eminently fitted for
judicial honors. They contend that ha
is neither too old nor too young to
successfully perform the arduous
duties of this responsible office. They
say that he is now in his prime as a
lawyer and in full possession of
strong mental and physical vigor of
which is qow so necessary to prop
erly perform the many duties of a
Superior Court Judge.
They point out the fact, that for
many years he has had a large and
extensive practice, and now has one
of the best practices in the district.
They call attention to his judicial tem
perament in presiding over the Coun
ty Court of Haywood county, of
which he has been judge since 1924."
He has made an enviable reputation
as a fair, impartial and learned judge,
presiding over the court with ease
and dignity, and so fearlessly and
ably upholding the law, that there
have been few appeals from his de
cision. Judge Hannah was born on a farm
in Haywood county, and remained
there until his majority. He was
educated in the public schools of this
county and at Wake Forest College.
After teaching school a few years ho
entered the Law School of the Uni
versity of North Carolina, and was
licensed to practice law in 1897.
His public service began in 1894,
when he was elected Treasurer of
Haywood county, which office he held
until the outbreak of the Spanish.
American War in 1898. He gave up
his office and raised a company of
volunteers, of which he was captain
throughout the war, during which
time he served in Cuba, being with
the first troops who occupied the city
After the war ho actively entered
the practice of law, in partnership
with Hon. W. T. Crawford, who was
a member of Congress. For eight
years he remained in the partnership,
only dissolving when Mr. Crawford
was re-electied to Congress.
In 1912 he was elected State Sen
ator, which office he held for two
Judge Hannah married Miss Jose
phine Tucker of Greenville, Tennessee,
on September 26, 1899. She died in
1918. One son, William Tucker Han
nah, was born of the marriage. Upon
the graduation of Mr. Hannah from
the Law School of the. University of
North Carolina, in 1925, the law firm
of Hannah and Hannah was formed,
and Judge Hannah and his son are
now practicing in Waynesville.
Since 1899 he has been actively en
gaged in the practice of law, and
few lawyers in the district have a
better record or a larger practice.
PROPERTY CHANGES HANDS.
The property of Mr. J. A. Smith,
Waynesville- plumber, has been sold to
Mr. S. R. Felmet of Canton.
This includes the plumbing shop and
dwelling house and lot on Church
street next to the Dr. Smathers prop
erty. It is reported that it brought about
three hundred dollars front foot
The site of this is 60x125.
A very valuable piece of land. It
is expected that Mr Felmet will
erect a handsome structure there at
an early date.
Miss Annie Henry, who holds a '
stenographic position in Henderson-J
ville, spent the week-end - with her i
parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Henry, i
For U. S. Senate
BOB REYNOLDS FOR SENATE.
To the Democratic Voters of North
I am a candidate for tb.i Demo
cratic 'nomination for United States
Senator for North Carolina. If you
,nt nl tj participate n th? Denn
atic iiimary next J.irc, you :V.
please consider this an earnest per
sonal request to vote for me for
United States Senator. This plain
blunt announcement fo my Candida
dftcy and personal appeal for youi;
support may or may not tickle the
ears of the groundlings and may
cause the judicious and dignified in
and around Washington City to grievo
However this may be, "my hat is in
the ring" and I shall carry on a vig
orous campaign througout the Statu
till the election is over:
t am writing to a great many of
hope to meet and get acquainted with
every voter personally during the
campaign. Remt'mber, any gooti
word or kind act in my behalf be-
tween now and the primary will bo
appreciated and never forgotten.
Having solicited your vate and
support, it may not be amiss to tell
you .something of my prospects and
purposes: While no one in particu
lar urged me to offer for this high
tind honorable post, yet, since I have
made known to my friends my ardent
ambition to serve my State in the
United States Senate I have had as
surances of strong support from
thousands of voters who have heard I
wanted to make the race. I am much
pleased and encouraged by the fa
vorable consideration my candidacy
has received so far.
While not, perhaps so great an
honor as when Nathaniel Macon and
Zeb-Vance held that exalted position,
the Senatorship is yet regarded1
highly as a position of dignity and
same degree of usefulness both toler salary and a larger school are tho
State and Nation. There doubtless I inducements. The trustees of the
be amongst you, those who feel that i University through their board of
I am not a big enough man for it. directors or executive committee,
I will say there have been times when j have expressed their approval of his
I myself am none too sure of my administration and have urged him
fitness, but I have the will to grow i not to leave. The full board will
! grow and serve. We know our po-
litical statesmen, not to mention pol
itical history records the slaughter
of many ambitious statesmen, not to
mention politicians. For that Caesar
was ambitious Brutus slew him. The
Democracy of North Carolina, if it
seen nt, may uine my raeusuit, i """during tne week, tne plant valued at
take a licking if I have to. j $105,000 being just about destroyed.
I The rank and file of Democrats of
North Carolina never have favored
conferring office for life, or commit
ling to inner circles the award of
! honors without limit of time, in per
; petuity. The Democracy of my Statu
I does not owe me or any other man
the Senatorship. I am frankly ask.
ing Vou to vote for me for this office,
l oping if successful, in my laudable
ambition, that I may be given wider
opportunity to fight for the thing?
mv party believes in and my friends
tnd neighbors want done.
I believe in friendship and party
loyalty. When a friend of mine asks
me for anything that I am free to
giant him, he gets it. I am not ex
pecting the support of those who are
bound by ties of political affection
; or obligation to the incumbent Sena
' tor whose seat I wish to o., upy.
There is a new day dawning, a new
order arising in North Carolina. I
jwant to rise with it and assure one
all, each and every voter that In so
! doing, I will never forget my raising.
ROBTERT R. (Bob) REYNOLDS.
Asheville, N. C, February 22, 1926.
SPECIAL JUNIOR ORDER MEET
ING. A grand rally of all members of the
Junior Order is expected to be held
on Saturday, Februray 27, at 8 p. m.
in the lodge hall in the First National
The object of the meeting will in
stallation of officers "and the organi
zation of the Daughters of America,
an auxiliary of the Junior Order
United American Mechanics.
Mrs. Carrie Faulkner, National
Vice-Councilor of Xenia, Ohio, and
Clara Huberty, National organizer of
Canton, Ohio, are here and will be
present at this meeting.
It is expected that a full attendance
of all members of this order will be
Judge W. J. Hannah and Frank
Miller were Sylva visitors last week.
News from Raleigh
Raleigh, February 22. The mount
ing state deficit, the interest in the
situation at Chapel Hill where Dr.
H. W. Chase may resign the presi
dency of the University for a betten
offer in Oregon, and the selection of
football coaches at Wnke Forest and
Carolina were among the matters
which chiefly held attention in tho
Capital City during the week. For sev
eral weeks now there has been a
conspicuous lull in political circles,
perhaps due to the fact that the mas
ter hand of Governor McLean is
keeping down turmoil and perhaps
calm before the storm of elections
scheduled for this summer and the
political activity of next fall which
ulways precedes a session the Gen
eralAssemhly. The financial statement of tho
month showed that on February 1,
1U2B the state had a deficit of 1,083,
:(8l.2t in the general fund. This was
an increase of about three hundred
thousand over the previous month,
but Governor Melx'an is not worry
ing. He is confident that by the cm'
of the fiscal year, July 1, 1926, the
state will be operating on an even
basis. He believes the heavy income
tax payments and other taxes due
during March will offset the deficit.
In this connection it is interesting to
i note that It. A. Doughton, head of tho
revenue department, has started a
drive for an early collection of in
come tax payments which are due by
the fifteenth of March. Mr. Dough
ton points out there is no use to de
lay because of prospective action by
congress because the action of that
body will affect only Federal and not
state income taxes.
Dr. H. W. Chase, president of the
University of North Carolina is con
sidering an offer to head of the Uni
versity of Oregon. A reported high-
meet early in March to canvass tho
situation and hear the report of a
committee appointed to confer with
The Commercial Printing Company,
of which M. L. Shipman is president,
had a disastrous early morning firo
Insurance amounts to $(55,000. The
plant will be rebuilt and in the
meantime offices have been opened
in the Odd Fellows building and
through the courtesy of other Ral
eigh printers the work is being hand
led. Selection of Baldwin as a reconi-
I mended coach for Wake Fore;-1 by the
j athletic committee was made during
j the week. It is likely that the col
lege will confirm the recommendation
1 Coach Baldwin formerly coached
Duke University. Over at Carolina
several are being consider! for the
post of coach and a selection is to be
made this week.
Railroads are responsible for the
actions of their employes who tote
guns, the Supreme Court rules and
are liable for damages if their em
ployes use said pistols on others.
The court handed down this decision
in a case affirming a verdict against
the railroad for the widow of a man
killed by an employe of the road.
The Nortji Carolina Mutual Build
ing and Loan Association has failed,
but will be able to pay off about 20
to 90 cents on the dollar. Trying to
operate on a state wide basis with
heavy overhead expenses iH said to
have caused the crash.
Employers need not report to the
United States government on salaries
of less than $1,500 for single men
and $3,500 for married men which
they paid during 1925 the Revenuo
Bureau rules. This will save employ-1
ers of large numbers of men consid.j
erable time and trouble.
A flag on every school house, that
is a state flag, is the goal of the U.
D. C, and Governor McLean is back
ing the movement. Auto accidents
in North Carolina showed a decrease
the last two weeks from the records
of previous times. In December there
were 45 deaths by autos and 30 in
January, while the last two weeks
there have been less than a dozen.
The committee of one hundred, now
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I). A. R. WASHINGTON'S BIRTH
On Monday morning, Feb. 22, at 11
o'clock in the auditorium of tho
Waynesville high school, the annual
declamation contest was held.
The Dorcas Bell Love Chapter, D.
A. R. has been giving a medal sim-o
1908 for the best patriotic declama
tion by boys of the high school and
each year interest is growing, fos
terer by the untiring efforts of Mrs.
The stage of the auditorium wa
decorated with flags and when four
teen fine manly boys took their places
it was indeed an inspiring sight. Tha
exercises opened with singing of The
Star Spangled Banner, followed by
the (lug salute and invocation by Dr.
Marr. Immediately afterward a
beautiful North Carolina State flag
was presented to the school by Mrs.
Camp on behalf of Dorcas lieli Iovm
Chapter, I). A. K. and it was received
in a few words by Mark Davis.
Singing of Carolina followed and
then the contest began.
One after the other each boy took
his turn before an interested audi
ence and when the fourteenth boy fin
ished the writer wished there were
The judges rendered their decision
in favor of Edwin Haynes, with hon
orable mention of Lee Matney. Tho
exercises closed with singing of
Following is a list of contestants:
Edwin Haynes, Lee Matney, Edgar
Ray, Francis Massie, Lee Davis, Hugh
Noland, William Gaddis, David Fel
met, Jasper Morgan, Whitner Pre
vost, Fred Ratcliff, Jlmmiu Reed,
Hugh Shelton, Robert Hugh Clarke.
The medal was presented by Mrs.
J. M. Long.
The White Oak school was out
Friday, Feb. 12. An old time spell
ing match was held by the patrons,
The White Oak farmers aren't pro
gressing with their work now on ac
count of bad weather.
Mr. Wade Davis will soon be com
ing to White on important business.
We hope he will meet with success.
PAL 0' MINE.
The Sluder-Andc rson Company in
moving into their new store building
on Main street.
The new store will afford ample
room for risplaying their huge stock
of furniture anil household articles.
The public is cordially invited to
call and inspect theii stole. Look
over their show rooms, etc.
Announcement of a grand opening
will appear in a large ad next week
in this paper. Watch for it.
The benefit supper given by tha
Ladies Aid ol the Methodist church
was quite a success Saturday night.
Hot "wienies," rolls, coffee, pies,
cocoa and candy was served to an
enthusastic crowd who "licked the
Mrs. Astor Wells and family and
Mr. and Mrs. Mack Kdv.ards have
returned from Florida.
Mr. and Mrs. Medford L-athorwood
nnil children are visiting Mr. and
Mrs. Clarinet Campbell while Mr.
Leathetwood is grading the road to
Maggie. Mr. Campbell is iustelling
a Delco lighting plant in his hand
Malcolm Jaynes, one of the best!
riders in tho county, is suffering
from a broken leg, his horse having
stumbled and falling on him Sunday.
Miss Elsie Davis of Maggie is
spending several weeks with Mrs.
Clifton Moody here.
Forest McClure delightfully enter
tained our younger set with a candy
pull last week.
Mr. Jerry Howell has started build
ing an attractive bungalow here on
his lot on the former Manse, Mc
Misses Willie and Edna Jones
spent the week-end with Mis? Laura
Mr. D. L. Schulhofer and Arthur,
Schulhofcr leave Sunday morning by
motor for Aiken, S. C, where they
will spend several days.