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Volume XXXVIIL Number 5
The News of
the Woman's Club
The Woman's Club held one of the
most delightful meetings of the yeas
on Thursday afternoon, February
26th, with Mrs. Bess Penny as hos-,
tess at her home on East street
The meeting opened by singing the.
Federation hymn, after which the
Club Woman's Prayer was repeated ii
concert. Following the roll call the
minutes of the last meeting were read
and approved.
Mrs. Grover Davis reported that
Mrs. Kenncy would begin work on the
play on Friday night and urged all
club members who would take a part
to meet her at Mrs. McDowell's. It
was voted to leave the matter of In
terior decoration to the direction of
Mrs. Kenney and the committee. The
club unanimously voted to support
the play in every way that it could.
Mrs. C. F. Kirkpatrick reported
that the silver tea held at the home
of Mr. C. S. Smathers February 18th
for the benefit of the Jefferson Mem
orial was successful financially and
socially. The club gave Mrs. Smath
ers a rising vote of thanks for sd
generously giving her home for he
occasion. A letter was read con
cerning the Jefferson Memorial which
inspired us to true patriotism and
made us glad that we had contrib
uted to this memorial
A letter was read from the Kenyon
Company, Inc., requesting the club to
send data in summary of two hun
dred words or less of the part played
by our town in the colonial and Rev
olutionary wars, War Between the
States and .the World War. The com
pany i issuing a special map adver
tising, and boosting North Carolina.
The matter was turned over to the
Educational committee. This commit
tee will appreciate any information
Miss Anna Hobson made an interi
the under privileged child. - ine ciun
contributed $10.00 for Miss Hobson'a
Most interesting letters were read
by the president from Mr. and Mrs
Btone. They were written in mu
The following program was ren
Lecture Dr. Marr.
Question Box.
Music Soneta Pathetique, Beth
hoven Mrs. Horace Keener.
The lecture by Dr. Marr was tm
usually interesting and most instruc
The club was glad to have Miss
rtinna Black and Mrs. McGee as
During the social hour a delicious
salad course was served by Mrs.
Penny. The club adjourned to meet
with Mrs. Chas. U. Miller, March 18.
Arrangements have been completed
whereby thd bouBewlTe fi JEaynef
ville will be offered a four-day Gold.
Medal Cooking school to be held in
the Community Club rooms March 9,
10, 11 and 12 beginning each morning
at ten o'clock. The school, which i
being sponsored by the , Community
Club, will be under the direction of
Miss Karen Fladoes of the Gold
Medal Home Service Department of
the Washburn Crosby Company. Miss
Fladoes is a graduate of Stout In
stitute and Columbia University and
has 'devoted much time to the study
of the housewife's culinary problems.
Gold Medal schools are famous in
home economic circles, not only for
the quality of instruction given, but
for the interest they arouse in all
communities as welL Simplicity and
practicality will be the keynote of
all the lectures and demonsirauong
average nousew
Z ZiTi of iGermany, Austria, Hungary Turkey
the .ool win be M:JJJ
which is being arranged by
Waynesville mercnn.
The program for the lour days win
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Tuesday, Salad and Salad Accom
paniments. J
Wednesday, Sunday Night Suppers
nd Luncheon Dishes.
Thursday, Cakes and Icings.
Friday, Unusual Deserts.
Printed receipes for all the dishes
prepared will be given away each
Jd.y. Everyone is cordially invited
nd the classes are free to all.
Answer of America
to Foreign Appeal
It seems from the other subjects
on the program that the foreign ap
peal to be discussed relates to the
World War, and the answer of the
United States of America to the ap
peal of our allies to send help to
them in Europe.
Of course as the United States is
the greatest and most wealthy coun
try in all North and South America,
when we use the word "America,"
it is generally understood to mean
our own country.
We, as a nation, have responded
always promptly and liberally, and
as a great, free and Christian na
tion to all people appeals from for
eign nations. When on April 21st,
1898, the Congress of the United
States declared war against Spa-T it
entered upon that war in the holy
cause of liberty and humanity and
freed Cuba from Spanish oppression
by the victory of Admiral Dewey at
Manila, and Schley at Santiago.
When in 1900 the Boxers in China
murdered Europeans and nearly 30,
000 Chrisians, including our mission
aries, and were supported by the
trovernment of China, our govern
ment joined with Great Britain and
the Europeans nations in putting
down this warfare due to hatred of
foreigners and Christians.
We have sent, and are now send
ing lame sums of money to aid the
Christian people in Armenia, going
to what is known as the Near East
Relief Fund., to save them from star
vatlon and the oppression of the
Turi and we have always respond
ed; liberally to all appeals from for
eign nations to aid the suffering ana
mmressed and to afire them liberty
and freedom. Meantime we have
mmuI for our own people and, kept
liancea with others.
In the World War the United
States loaned upon the appeal of;
foreisrn nations, engaged in that war,
var ten million dollars to Europe, in
eluding the government of Great
Rritain. France. Belgium, Italy,
Greece, Russia, Romania, Poland and
all the smaller nations engaged in the
War aeainst Germany. Some of this
money loaned was for carrying on
the war and some of it for reliel
after the war was over
The larger countries, through the
Wnrlrf War Foreisrn Debt Commission
of the United States and the Debt
r.nmmision of their own nations are
making settlements of these loaned
hv tha Brace and favor of the Unit
ed Stales upon long time and low
rate of interest.
In the World War the United
States answered the appeal of Eu
rope by doing much more than send
ing money. We sent our ooys mm
men over seas to answer their ap
nonl n Ann siient millions of money at
home and submitted to many hard
Tt i nice we did not enter the war
until April, 1917, after the great
passenger service, the Lusitania,
uhnnt. nv warning, was sunk by
the Germans, drowning a number of
American citiiens and until Germany
refused to stop her suomarine war
Our President (Wilson) endeavored
until the last moment to keep us out
of the war, but when in 1917 Russia
had collapsed and the Germans con
tinued their warfare with submarines
.n,t MaoHIv .ases and the allies were
almost exhausted, then we responded-
nobly with our men to the Macedo
nian cry, 'Come over and help us."
The Congress of theUnited States
on April 6th," 1917, after public senti
ment had demanded, not only for our
cw protection, but for the salvation
declaration of war against
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. jj th- rlnmmntion of Ger-
world from the domination of Ger
many. We poured men into Franco
hv the hundreds of thousands and ai
though Germany on May 80th, 1818,
had made a great movement back to
the Marne it seemed would conquer
Europe, but the aid of American
troops and under a united command,
led by Gen. Foch and Gen. Pershing
nhH the British commander. Gen,
Haig; early in June a counter attack
The Meeting of
tire U. D. C.
The U. D. C.'s met at the home of
Mrs. Harden Howell Feb. 12, with
eleven members present. The meet
ing was opened in regular form and
the business of the afternoon taken
up in order.
The committees on the Lee-Jack
son Birthday program reported that
a splendid program was given in
each school in the township.
Miss Robina Miller, chairman of
the wreath committee reported two
wreaths had been made since the last
meeting one for Mr. Hiram Rath-
bone and one for Mr. William
The secretary read a letter from!
Mrs. Fisher, our district president,
stating the district meeting would be
held in Asheville, May 4.
After the business of the afternoon
was finished Mrs. E. J. Robeson in
her usual charming manner read a
splendid paper. Her subject being
'North Carolina Women of the
Sixties in War Times." The chapter
is very grateful to Mrs. Robeson fo
this interesting paper which was
greatly enjoyed by all present.
Mrs. Howell gave the magazine
review sketches from the Presi.
dent General's Letter.
At the conclusion of the meeting
the hostess served a delightful salad
We wish to thank out many friends
for their kindness and sympathy
shown to us during the illness and
death of our father, W. P,.Yaughn.
the tide was turning and tne Ger
mans were driven back. The battle
of Chateau Thiery proved the quality
of the new American armies. The
German lines at Amencua collapsed
under the attacks of American troops.
Germany had finished and October
saw the defeat and retreat all along
the entify western front The Kaiser
and Crown Prince fled into Holland.
Of course all the allies did their
part but had it not been for the help
of America, Europe would have been
dominated by Germany.
When we answered thiB appeal of
Europe, we had to care for our sol
diers, train then and in other ways
prepare for the war. We had to pro
vide what soldiers call the three M's
of war namely Men, Money and Mu
nitions. Many of our boys volun
teered and many were drafted. Even
before the war many young Ameri-
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cans had slipped- across the ocean
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and volunteered to fight for France
looking on Germany's acts and cruel
ties as against the rights ol all
nations. Among these were four
North Carolina boys who joined tho
French LaFayette ! Flying Squadron.
All four of them were killed in bat
tles in the air. They were James H.
Baueham. Washington, N. C, Ar
thur Blathenthal, Wilmington, James
R. McConnell, Carthage and Rock
well of Asheville.
Besides the volunteers and under
the selective draft an army of four
million men was raised, uniformed,
armed and drilled and two million ot
them crossed over to France. The
support given the allies by these two
million fresh Americans enabled them
to defeat the Germans before the oth
er two million could be sent over.
North Carolina furnished eighty-five
thousand men to this vast army and
navy.' Seven (7) regular generals m
the army were born in this State. In
the American fleet that crossed the
Atlantic there were eight monster
battleships. Four of these were com
manded by North Carolina officers
one of these generals was Gen. Har-
ley B. Ferguson of your county.
In the World War, lasting over
four yean, more than ten million peo
ple had been killed and America gavu
of her sons between twenty-five "and
thirty thousands" and half a million
more were wounded or, disabled for
life: ':.':V:- y 1 " ; ;
Never did American troops 'fight
better and never was more noble re
made to any foreign appeal,
whether they give credit for it or
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not, than was made in the World
Fiftieth Birthday
1 Anniversary
Th 60th birthday of the telephone
will be celebrated March 10th this
year by 320,000 Bell Telephone work
ers and thousands of others through-
oat the United States and Canada.
;In honor of the occasion men and
women in the telephone industry ev
eijywhere will wear an attractive but
ton, showing a te'ephone and the
numerals 50. These workers during
the twenty-four hour period of cele
bration will enable telephone sub
scribers to complete 67,700,000 mes
sages an almost unbelievable expan
sion from one sentence on March 10,
1876 to the millions of conversations
March 10, 1926.
Open house will be observed at the
local telephone office on March 10th,
in .commemoration of the anniversary
Telephone subscribers and the general
nublic have been invited to
visit the office during birthday week
and see how telephone service is
There are 20,500 Bell telephone
wotkers in the Southeastern states
whi will join in the nation-wide cele
bration. The South can claim with
nride that the telephone owes a part
of fjts development to the reception
given it in the South in its infancy.
Among the first telephone exchang
es established were those opened in
some of the leading cities of the
South during the year 1879. Among
the ' cities in this pioneer list are
Augusta, Savannah and Atlanta, Ga.;
Charleston, S. C; Wilmington, N. C.;
Mobile, Ala.; Louisville, Ky.; and
Richmond, Lynchburg and Norfolk,
' The , first building ever erected to
bo used exclusively as a telephone
exchange wa constructed in Louis
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th close oi the nineteenth century,
Four days after his twenty-ninth
birthday and, three days before the
(tnfc anariMi ufta trannmlttaH. A IfT-
ander Graham .Bell, an impetuous
young ocoicnman, received ms pt
tent for the telephone. If he had
lived until today, he would have seen
his first telephone system of two
crude instruments, connected by a few
feet of wire, and protected by a sing
le patent develop into a system of
16,600,000 Bell owned stations, con-1
nected by 51,000,000 miles of wire,
and protected by a total of 9,000
patents. There are 27,218,100 tele
phone in use in the world today, of
which number, 61 are located in tha
United States and most of them are
a part of the Bell System.
On March 10, fifty years ago, the
first sentence was transmitted over
the telephone by Alexander Graham
' ceil i ruin ins utuuniui; uu mo
floor of an M house in Boston to
, . . . . .
Bell from his laboratory on the top
Thomas A. Wctson, his assistant, in
another room on the same floor. The
first words transmitted were, "Mr.
Watson, come here. I want you."
These two men were the sole activo
telephone workers atthat time.
The early days of the telephone
furnish a thrilling story of a des
perate struirele for life in a cold
business world which frowned on sink-
inr money in a "toy," as the tele
phone was then called. Four men
gave themselves without reserve to
bless the world with the electrical
transmission of speech. Each made
a distinct contribution. Bell con
tributed his inventive genius; ThomaR
A, Watson, his skilled craftsmanship
which fashioned Bell's idea into a
working instrument; Thomas Sanders,
the first fianancial assistance, which
was inspired by the love of his daugh
ter for the romantic inventor; and
Gardiner G. Hubbard, the first pub
licity man for the telephone, the per
sonality necessary to ' acquaint the
world with its possibilities. The com.
mon contribution of each was faith
and enthusiasm that entailed sacri
fice. Thomas A. Watson is the only
members of this group living today
Development in business and organ
ization backed by the patient ioll of
the scientists in the Bell research
laboratories has featured the tele
phone's progress in recent years,
Mr. J. H." Harwood representing
the State department of revenue will
Via nf th, Hnt.i1 Kenmore next Mon
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day, March 8th, where you can give
i tn your state income l axes.
Citizens' Military
Training Camps
The War Department has announced
the appointment of Mr. J. H. Howell,
Waynesville, N. C, as a County Rep
resentative for the Citizens' Military
Training Camps, for the coming sum
Mr. Howell, states that he will re
ceive a supply of application blanks
for the training camps shortly and
will be ready to pass these out to
young men between the ages of 17
and 24 who might want to take a
months' encampment in July, at gov
ernment expense.
Congress appropriates nearly SH,-
000,000 annually to enable young men
to develop their physical powers under
proper supervision.
Railroad fare, meals enroute and
at camp, uniforms, laundry, athletic
equipment and medical and dontal
treatment are furnished.
11 vacancies only have been al
lotted Haywood county and it i.i ex
pected that these will all be tHken by
April 1st. Others may apply and if
vacancies occur later they will be
taken care of.
Atlanta, Ga., March 1. Thirty-five
hundred youths from the states of
Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana,
Mississippi, North Carolina, South
Carolina and Tennessee, are to be giv
en thirty days' outdoor training this
summen at Camp McClellan, Alabama,
Fort Bragg, North Carolina, Fort Or-
glethrorpe, Georgia, and Fort Bar-,
rancas. Florida, if plans undeif way
by Major-General Johnson Hagood, at
Atlanta, are successful.
Opening of the training ser.son has
bean set for Jul v. Ever? student is
standardized mental and physical
tests adopted by the Government.
Students will range from seventeen to
,.Th0e who meet the requirements
will 4 sent to the training camo with
out personal expense and upon com
pletion will receive return tickets to
their homes. While at camp, whole
some food, uniforms, athletic equip
ment, laundry service, and camp fa
cilities will be furnished free by the
The C. M. T. C. Course this year
will be divided between camping, hik
ing, shooting, athletics and citizen
ship studies, with the studonts enroll
ed in four different courses. First-
year men without prior training will
be given only elementary drills, most
of their work being designed to build
up bodiiy strength by outdoor sports.
Advanced classes called Red, White
and Blue courses for the other three
years of the course, will offer instruct
tion in Infantry studies, Coast Ar
tillery and Field Artillery problems,
Cavalry and horsemanship tactics, and
military methods.
Specialists in various professions
who hold commissions in the Organ
ized Reserves will be called to duty
to aid in the non-military part of tha
Droirram. under General Hagood s
plan, the troops of the Regular Army
being largely occupied with the in
struction in drills and shooting.
if la nln nlnnnpd tn cive individ-
ual instruction to the physical train
ing of individual students to correct
defects that might become chronic in
later life. Data compiled from re
cords of the C. M. T. Camps held since
1921 when the movement was inaugu
rated is now being studied with this
end in view.
The obiect of the C. M. T. Camps,
General Hagood declared, is to bring
together young men of hight typo
from all sections of the country, of
wealth and poor parents alike, in the
same uniform on a common basis or
equality, under the most favorable!
conditions of outdoor life; to stimulate '
and promote citizenship, patriotism, j
and Americanism, and througn ex
pert physical direction, athletic coach
ing and military- training, to benefit
the young men individually, and to
lead them to a better realization of
their obligations to their country.
Waynesville, N. C.
Mrs. William A.' Band and young
daughter Elise who spent last week
in Spartanburg as guests of Mr; and
Mrs. C. E. Band, returned to their
home Saturday. v i
Community Club
Entertain Doctors
The Community Club held its reg
ular meeting on Monday, March 1st,
in the club rooms.
The meeting was opened with the
singing of "America the Beautiful,"
followed by the club prayer.
Reports were given by the officers
and departmental chairmen.
A committee, consisting of Mrs.
Siler, president of the - club, Mrs.
Garrett, chairman of education, Mrs.
Gwvn. chairman of dramatic and Mrs.
Covington, were appointed to confer
with Mr. Edgerton regarding a medal
to be offered the girls of the high
school. This is to be an unusual
prize and it will be decided later in
what lielil it will be offered.
Mrs. Ouinlan, District President,
showed the club "The History of the
Federation," by Mrs. Sallie Southall
Cotton, the beloved pioneer and build
er of Women's Clubs of the State.
These books cost $1.00 and each club
woman is urged to possess one.
The program was now turned over
to Mrs. J. M. Mock, chairman of the
Health Department. Mrs. Mock gave
one of the most interesting programs
in the history of the Community
Club. Assisting Mrs. Mock with her
program, were nine of the town s
most capable and competent physi
cians and dentists. These gentlemen
being present by proxy, all except
Dr. Will Francis, who, owing to ill
ness was unable to be present eitheR
in person or by proxy.
Mrs. Mock in introducing these
gentlemen quoted Dr. Thomas Wil
son who. for more than half a cen
tury, has practiced medicine in and
around Hudson, N. Y. Dr. Wilson
"The familv bhvsician. if he be a
.imaao-andeiatandiiig, judgment and
honor, receives more confidences than
any lawyer, or even any clergyman.
He sees human nature stripped of all
pretenses and all concealments. Like
the poet, the family doctor is born
and not made. The family physician
must be able to treat the heart, mind
and body."
In coneJusioir'Mrs. Mock said:
"In this meetin we have represent
ed our own family physicians, also our
dentists and other specialists, to all
of whom we extend our most heart
felt appreciation and gratitude fos
the- unselfish, faithful and courteous
way in which they minister to our
needs and also we wish to thank each.
of them for this valuable contribu
tion to community health through our
As Mrs. Mock introduced each doc
tor, one of the club women read a
pnper prepared by that doctor for
the Community Club. The following
papers being read:
Mouth Health Dr. McDowell
Mrs. Chas. Quinlan.
Teeth Hygiene Dr. Liner Mrs.
Preventitive Dentistry for Children
Dr. Medford Mrs. Noble Garrett.
The Cure That Failed Dr. Way
Mrs. Gwyn.
Public Health Dr. Sam String
field Mrs. William Hannah.
Science of Pregnancy and Pre
natal Influence Dr. Kirkpatrick
Mrs. Rotha.
Eystrain and Rcfrnctio Dr. Mc
Cracken Miss Alice Quinlan.
Needed Health Improvements in
Town and County Dr. Strinfrfollow
Mrs. Thackston.
Prevention of Disease in Children
Dr. Abel Miss Francis Robeson.
Music Piano Duet Mrs. Johnson
and Mr. Clem Smathers, two of the
town' jnusidans whom tlja club is
always glad to welcome and whoso
musiois always, enjoyed and nppre-"
dated by all.
This concluded the program for tha
afternoon and all the ladies present
felt they had gained a, great deal of
information from all these splendid
papers. .
A risintr vote of thanks was given
Mrs. Mock and the men who ro ably
assited her in ,the afternoon' - most .
interesting program. . :
Tho hostesses for the afternoon,
Mrs, J. M. Long, Mrs. James Vkina
and Mrs. Neal, served tea, and
sandwiches. I-"
At the next meeting,- March 15th,
Mrs. Quinlan, District Pmid will
address tho club, and a speci! jnusi
cl program will bs arrange? ':
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