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WAYNESVILLE, HAYWOOD COUNTY. NORTH CAROLINA THURSDAY, MARCH 11, 1926
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As the Pyramids are monuments to
the Pharoahs to succeeding ages, so
will Stone Mountain be a grander
monument to the soldiers of the Con-"
The Federal Army recognized the
fact that the Southern Soldiers were
foemen "worthy of their steel" and
now the whole North, by their rep
resentatives in Congress recognize
the valor of the Southern Soldier by
coining and issuing 2,000,000 Stone
Mountain Memorial Coins, to be so1 J
and applied to carving the statuary
and Memorial Chambers of this most
grand and famous monument in all
This supurb work will perpetuate
Southern Valor to all the coming
ages. 160,000 of these coins is
North Carolina's quota. The great
state whose brave soldiers were
"First at Big Bethel, went fartherest
to the Front at Gettysburg, and:
Chickamauga, and last at Appomat
tox" will surely go "over the top"
purchasing these coins, guaranteeing
the complete on the Stone Mountain
Monument which will commemorate
and perpetuate the valor of her men,
and the heroism of her women during
the 4 long years of the Sixties, in
the days that tried the souls of men
and the hearts of women.
Every child in the State should
have one of these coins, a precious
inspiring memorial. The patriotic
Sons and Daughters who love and
venerate their fathers and their en
during, unconquered mothers, will
not fail to purchase these 150,000
coins. ' '
Somehow, I feel that Robert E.
Lee is looking down at his soldiers
who loved him and affectionately
called him "Marse Robert" and I
hear him saying, "Let us rise to thin
opportunity Men Do Your Duty."
Let us meet his approbation and hear
him repeat, "GOD BLESS OLD
WESLEY BIBLE CLASS ENTER
TAINED. The Wesley Bible Class met with
Mrs. H. H. Plott and Mrs. John M.
Queen at the home of Mrs. Queen
Monday afternoon, March 1st.
Opening song Onward Christian
Minutes read by Mrs. R. O. Edger
ton. Visiting committee appointed were
Mrs. J. M. Long, Mrs. Ernest Hyatt
and Mrs. R. O. Edgerton.
Class discussion How to gst new
Secretary and Treasurer M'ss
Music by Catherine Queen and Ma
A delicious salad course was served.
The members present were: Mrs.
John M. Queen, Mrs. H. H. Plott, Mrs.
J. M. Long, Mrs. R. O. Edgerton, Mrs.
R. L. Noland, Mrs. W. L. McCracken,
Mrs. Ernest Hyatt, Mrs. Weaver, Mrs.
W. L. Kirkpatrick, Miss Maude Mc
Culloch, Miss Margaret Stringfield,
Miss Lavada Palmer, Misses Daisy
and Lena Boyd.
Visitors were: Mrs. J. C. Rose, Mrs.
Sam Jones, Mrs.' Walter Ferguson,
Mrs. James Palmer, Jr., Mrs. Frank
Ferguson, Mrs. John Noland, Mrs.
Shook from Asheville.
CIVIC LEAGUE NOTICE.
The Waynesville Civic League will
meet at the home of Mrs. W. H. Liner
Friday afternoon at 3:30.
MRS. BROWNING HOSTESS TO
THE WEDNESDAY BRIDGE CLUB.
Mrs. Henry , D. Browning delight
fully entertained the Wednesday
Bridge Club at her home on Love
Lane Wednesday afternoon. :
The St. Patrick color motif of green
and white was carried out in the
Bcore cards and decorations.
Miss Janie Love Mitchell held high
score and received aa a prize . bottle
of bath salts. Miss Lucy .Tate cut the
consolation nd. was presented with a
deck of cards.
Mrs. Browning served fnuit salad
at the conclusion of the game.
Those present were: . Misses Doro
thy Thomas, Janie Love Mitchell,
Frances Denton, Catherine Coving
ton, Braxton Kiirk, Annie Welch, Lucy
Tate, Janie Reeves, Wilda Crawford,
Mesdames H. Rotha, R. O. moving
ton, William Hannah and Hayes Alley
In conversation with a very prom
inent Haywood county physician the
other day the writer was told that
one of the aims of the medical pro
fession was to provide the most ef
cient medical care for the people of
any community. Not only to preserve
life when life was threatened, but by
prompt and efficient service in the
event of minor illnesses to provide
the efficient first-aid that would pre
vent chronic illnesses and probable
crippling Of the individual.
For many, many years past it has
been the custom in connection with
large industrial enterprises where the
health, the happiness and th welfare
J of those working with such nterprises
made it necessary for such people to
band together in welfare associations
to secure prompt and effiecient first
aid in the event of injury and prompt
and effiecient medical care for them
selves and for their families.
This custom has been and is rec
ognized as meritorious ani humane by
the big men of the medical and sur
The Sunburst Welfare Association,
an association of those people. work
ing for the Suncrest Lumber Com
pany, is an association of this kind.
The association was organized by
those people working for the Sun
crest Lumber Company, who whilq
perefectly able to pay any reasona
ble medical or surgical fee themselves,
recognized the importance of proper,
and prompt medical and surgical care
for those workers who could not in
many instances afford to pay a med
ical or surgical fee that would give
them the best of care in the event of
injury' or illness, and in all large in
dustrial enterprises more than 60
of the workers come under this class,
those workers, who In the even of
minor injury such as a cut or a bruise
would neglect such an injury and
services of a doctor if the chance
take a chance rather than call in the
of a large fee for such services was
staring them in the face; the chance
taken oftentimes resulting in a per
manent disability that never would
have occurred with proper and prompt
first-aid and care.
Those men of the medical and sur
gical profession who lend their sup
Dort to such associations as the Sun
burst Welfare Association should be
highly commended for their broad
mindedness and public spimeoness
for their humane attitude which shows
a real desire to safeguard the health
and happiness of the people.
Sunburst Welfare Association
THE DEATH OF MR.' VAUGHN.
On Friday morning, Feb. 26, 1926,
Mr. William Vaughn, one of the pio
neer citizens of Haywood county, died
at the home of his son-in-law, Mr. A.
To him and his wife who was Miss
Elizabeth Newton before her mar
riage, and who preceded him to the
glory land six years ago, were born
nine children of whom six are liv
ing: Mr. Wade Vaughn of Flat Rock,
N. C; Geo. Vaughn of Hamilton,
Washington; Ellis Vaughn, Mrs. A.
T. McCracken and Mrs. D. V. Francis
and Mrs. Butler Siler of Waynesville.
The funeral was conducted by Rev.
C. T. Tew, pastor of First Baptist
church of Waynesville, from the res
idence after which the body was laid
to rest in Green Hill cemetery.
Mr. Vaughn was a courageous and
faithful soldier during the Civil Warj
and since then he has spent his life
in Haywood county. He was a mem
ber a Baptist church,, a good neigh
bor, a devoted father and a loyal
The community ana friends extends
to the bereaved lamily tneir sinceres ; the gtate on Joan fr8nl.the Navy De
sympathy and commend them to the ,partment and, will grace the table of
grace of our Heavenly Father who thg Governol.g mansion until further
doeth all things well. notice. , Governor McLean in a drive
' ' . .. r. niT -n for increase of dairying activities in
THE COMMUNITY CLUB TO HOLD JJbM Mg
f . MEET-MOJIUAI., . ; . theweek.,The eotton growers Asso-
-. - . j 4i. ciation launched a 'campaign for a full
The Community Club will hold the Ai .L,.f ,,,
. .. . . ,t sign-up at the end Of.the present year
regular meeting. Monday at the club f , - . .
tcuii " . whan tlia nrpnt. rn-nn contract PX-
rooms at 3:30. Mrs. Charles Quinlan
will be the leader. ' ,'
THE WOMAN'S CLUB TO MEET.
Mesdames Charier-Ro Thomas and . a ment under the auspices of State
C. U.-Miller will be Joint hostesses College. Seventy high schools par
to the Woman's Club at the home of ticipated in the three day toruney. ,
Mrs. Miller on Branner avenue Governor McLean declines to grant
Thursday, March 18, at 3:30. ,
News From Raleigh
(By M. L. Shipman.)
Raleigh, N. C, March 8. An unu-
I sually large increase in auto revenues
leading to a prediction of another
Good Roads" bond issue, the deci
sion ol Dr. unase to remain ui ue
University as its president, an im
portant decision by the Supreme court
affecting the coast cities, the further
discussion of a projected survey ol
women in industry in North Carolina
and other matter of less importance
absorbed the attention of the Capital
the past week.
Governor Ruf e Doughton, commis
sioner of Revenue, is optomistic re
garding another road bond issue to
bring the total to 100 million dollars.
He believes the next legislature, on
the basis of the showing made col
lecting auto receipts, will authorize
such an issue. The department has
collected in gas and license taxes
luring the past eleven months $11,-'
572,040.96 which was an increase of
practically three million dollars over
the same eleven months of the pro
ceeding year. The increase of the gas
tax from three to four cents in part
accountes for the increase.
Dr. H. W. Chase met with the trus
tees of the University of North Car
olina and after they had unanimous
ly endorsed his administration and
urged him not to accept the post as
president of the University of Oregon,
he decided to retain his present posi
tion. The, trustees adopted a resolu
tion thanking him for his decision.
The State Supreme Court handed
down an important decision during
the week. It ruled in a case brought
from Wilmington that wharves arc
not public necessities and thus inval
idated a $100,000 expenditure of pub
lic funds planned by the city of Wil
mington for the improvement of its
The Baptist Woman's Union has
gone on .record as favoring retire
ment of the million dollar bond issue
with which the new Meredith College
was built. The Union, meeting here
this week, decided to memorialize
the State Convention at Wilmington
in 1926 to this effect with recommen
dation that the bond issue be disposed
of by a campaign by 1930.
The federal malaria control station,
will be transferred his week from
Georgia to Edenton, this state, for
the purpose of studying the disease
in North Carolina.' It will come on
the invitation of the State Board of
The rural schools of North Caro
lina are still 20 years behind those of
the city, it is pointed out by the State
Department of Public Instruction.
Governor McLean during the week
appointed a commission authorized
by tlie 1925 legislature to make a sur
vey of the educational system of
North Carolina and report back to the
Governor. The commission was ap.
pointed by the last legislature after
a fight had been waged on certain
phases of the school laws particularly
the equalization fund iaw.
The hearing held this week on pro
posed sleeping coach .busses between
Raleigh and Charlotte and Raleigh
and Wilmington resulted in the Cor
poration Commission reserving Its
decision. One line proposes the night
sleeping coaches while the other op
pose them because they are not eed
ed by the public. The decision will be
The hearing on .Western Union's
request for increased rates in the
State will not take place for another
two months. It was to have been held
this week but was postponed so as
additional figures could be obtained.
The silver serves o the discarded
battleship North . Carolina is back in
The city this last week entertained
"0 h'Sh & students at the first
annual hign school DasKetoau wurn
(Cont.rn.ed on back page.)
Play Ball will tbe umpire call next
Friday. The Central High School
will formally open the 1926 basebaH
season against the strong Candler
team. Already the boys have begun
the century old sport. At the sound
of the call for candidates some thirty
students responded to compete for
berths on the Central High School
Among the veterans returning to
the plate from last year's squad aro
Noland, Stall, Prevost, Garrison,
Francis, Cox, Matney, Rled, ' Jones,
James, Crockett and Welch. Several
new players have signified their de
sire to fill the places left vacant by
graduation last year. Campbell, Bar
ber, Davis T., Davis, L., Felmet, Cad
dis, Ferguson and Haynes are among
the most promising for the new po-i
sitions. The batteries for this season
cling around Noland, Stall and Crock
ett pitchers, and Francis, Ried and
Barber catchers. The infield will in
all probability be selected from Mat
ney, Campbell, Prevost, Cox, Haynes
and Felmet.' When it comes to the
out field, Jones, Garrison, Davis, L.
and Ferguson seem to be the best
This year a new squad will be or
ganized. The "first year yearlings"
in connection with the "bloody sophs"
have organized a team under the di
rection of Mr. Shackelford. The
main purpose of this squad is to fos
ter and encourage better athletics in
the high school. Already about twen
ty candidates have reported for prac
tice. Any county team composed of
boys under 17 years of age is invited
to correspond with Mr. Shackelford
in regard to arranging games.
For the first time in the history
ortne high school the baseball team
will have complete uniforms. Through
the courtesy and interest of some of
the leading business men in the city
uniforms have been furnished. The
following business men and business
houses gave the uniforms: M. T.
McCracken. Wm. A. Band, C. M.
Dicus, E. L. Withers, J. H. Way, Jr.,
Cody Plott, Sam Jones, Frank Miller,
Pete Nicolowdiz, F. G. Rippetoe,
Waynesville Pharmacy and Citizens
Bank & Trust Company.
Season tickets have been on sale
this week. It is anticipated by the
management of the team that all
baseball fans and boosters of tho
school will avail themselves of tho
opportunity of purchasing a ticket
The sale of tickets is in charge of
Martha Mock, Anna Gordon McDow
ell, Margaret Hyatt, and Nancy
The following is the baseball sched
ule for 1926:
Mnrch 12, Waynesville vs. Candler
March 16, Waynesville vs. Bryson
March 19, Waynesville vs. Forest City
March' 23, Waynesville vs. Weaver-
March 26, Waynesville vs. Henderson-
March 30, Waynesville vs. Sylva,
April 2, Waynesville vs. Candler,
April 6, Waynesville vs. Cullowhee,
April 9, Waynesville vs. S. C.'I., Home
April 13, Waynesville vs. Swannanoai
April 16, Waynesville vs. Weaver-
April 20, Waynesville vs. Henderson-
April 23, Waynesville vs. Sylva, Sylva
April 27, Waynesville vs. Bryson City,
April 30, ' Waynesville vs. Cullowhee,
May 4, Open:'
May 7, Waynesville vs. Back Moun
tain, Honre. '
May 11, Waynesville vs. Marion, Ma
rion. May 14, Waynesville vs. Black Moun
tain, Black Mountain.
May 18, Waynesville vs. S. C. I., Sylva
May 21, Open.
May 24, Waynesville vs. Marion,
! Home, (Commencement Day.)
. The Daughter of the Haywood
Chapter of U. Dw C. will have a. food
sale at the Gift Shop on Saturday
Here is a chance of a lifetime for
spellers of North Carolina to get
real money, as well as real fun, from
the covers of the old spelling book.
The Charlotte Observer will give
$175.00 in cash rewards to the best
spellers in the state, and many county
champion spellers will get free tripa
The spelling bee is to be state-wide,
and the schools of Charlotte and in
the one hundred counties have been
invited by The Observer to partici
pate. Each school will pick its. best
spelters' In a regular spelUng bee.
Then all school winners, city and
county, are to meet at the county seat
to select in an old fashioned spelling
bee, the county champion. This lucky
boy, or girl, may be amoung those
who will come to Charlotte in May as
the guest of Ihe Ubserver. He or
she will stop at the city's best hotel,
will be royally entertained and will
enter the state-wide finals. Then
The Observer is offering the following
prizes at the all-territory finab in
May: first, $100, second $50, and
In addition, the champion speller
of North Carolina will be sent to
Washington, V. C, in June to take
part in the Second National Spelling
Bee Contest. All expenses of both
the winner and a chaperon will be
paid by The Observer. In the event
that the winner is a girl, her mother
will act as chaperon, in case a boy.
The Observer will provide a suitable
chaperon. In Washington more than
twenty spelling champions will com
pete for $2,000 in gold and a gold
medal. The first prize will be $1,000;
second, $500; third, $200; fourth, $150;
fifth, $100; sixth, $50. A five-day
sight-seeing tour and other enter
tainments are in store for the win
ner of North Carolina.
Schools in both city and county
have been invited to join the bee and
urged by The Observer to forward
their exceptances immediately to the
Spelling Bee Editor.
JAMES HYATT DIES SUN.
Well Known Resident of Waynesville
Succomlw to Illness of Long Du
ration; Funeral Monday After
noon. Mrs. James Robert Hyatt, died at
her home Sunday morning after a
lingering illness of a year's duration.
Mrs. Hyatt was born August 27,
1857 at New Bern and was Miss
Elizabeth Benners Willis, daughter
of David Steele and Elizabeth Willis,
who were members of the first fam
ilies to settle in the eastern part of
the state, being of French Hugenot
descent. After the deatli her mother
Mrs. Hyatt came to live in the home
of her uncle, the late Joseph Benners,
in Haywood county at the age of ten.
She was married to Mr. Hyatt on De
cember 24, 1883, in the Grace Epis
copal Church by its first rector, Rev.
E. H. Buel. Mrs. Hyatt was one of
the pioneers of the Episcopal church
in Waynesville and has always been
an active member and a Christian of
the highest type.
Mrs. Hyatt is survived by her hus
band, five children and five grand
children. The children are: David
K. Hyatt of Delray, Fla.; Mrs. W.
M. Burwell, of Henderson; James E.
Hyatt, of Knoxville, Tenn.; Buel B.
Hyatt, of Waynesville, and Mrs, R.
V. Arnold, of Bristol, Tenn.
The funeral service was held in the
Grace Episcopal Church, of Waynes
ville at 2:30 Monday afternoon with
her pastdf, Rev. Albert New, officiat
ing, assisted by Rev. C. T. Tew of
the First Baptist Church of this city.
The active pallbearers were.Dr, J.
Howell Way. Prof. E. J. Robeson,
gerald, Charles E. Ray, Hilliard At
kins. The honorary pallbearers were
James R. Thomas, Alden Howell, Jr.,
David Simons, Hon. Lenoir Gwyn,
Charles Thomas, and Captain Fau
cette Swift, E. B. Camp, Roy Francis,
Asbury Howell, Dr. Tom Stringfield,
Hon. C. H. Ray.
WAYNESVILLE MUSIC CLUB
The Waynesville Music Club will
meet with Miss Frances Denton at
Iher home -on Walnut street, March
17th, 1926. '
Best Kept School
The Banner committee made their
monthly visit to the schools last week
and found all schools in excellent
condition. However, it will be seen
by the following report that Waynes
ville Elementary won by a narrow
margin over East Waynesville which
was a close necond.
The condition in which the schools
were found is indicated by the grade
giver, each of the schools as shown
in the report submittced as follows:
Waynesville Elementary by Grade.
Third - . -. 99.5
Malls . .
Chapel - ---
East Waynesville by Grade
First - .- - -
Special Class 99.5
Grounds - 99.4
Hazelwood by Grade
First A . 99.5
First B 99.2
Second A 98.0
Second B 97.6
Seventh . 97.2
Special Class 96.6
Chapel -- 99.5
Lake Junaluska by Grade.
First A 97
First B --- 97.3
Sixth '. 98.2
THE WOMAN'S CLUB PAPERS.
In last week's issue of the Way
nesville Mountaineer appeared an
article, "Answer of America to For
eign Appeal." This article was writ
ten for the Woman's Club by Mrs.
Charles R. Thomas, aud her name was
omitted by error. In this week's edi
tion of the paper, "Our Navy," was
prepared by Mrs. William A. Band
also for the Woman's Club.
These papers are nmong the host
that have been written, and others
that are selected from the club will
appear in later editions.
HONOR ROLL FOR FEBRUARY OF
First Grade Mildred Arrington,
May Catherine Clark, Anna Cather
ine Coin, Willie May Cope, Clara
Hendrix, Katherine Knight, Wilma
Mason, Lois Plott, Lucile Raines.
Eunice Robinson, Mildred Ray, Emily
Siler, Wade Franklin, Fred McCIure.
Albert Muse, Woodrow Troutman,
Frank Voles, Troy Earley.
Second Grade Mary Alice B'aloek,
Ruby Brendle, Melba Mull, Helen
Rogers, Edward Duckworth, Lawson
Summerrow, , Reha Forest Blnnton,
Anna Mae Hightower, Mettie Tuitt,
Jdanie Wright, Clarence" Hyatt, Sid-
nv SuiiniTor Hilt .Qwiffr Pnnu T?mp-
Robinson. Pearl Brown,
Third Grade Pauline Compton,
Helen Morrow, Lillian Wyatt, Hugh
McCracken, Margie Campbell, Nellie
Rogers, Eugene McCracken.
Fourth Grade Alene Hawkins,
Wilda Leah Ferguson. -
Fifth Grade Belle Franklin, Ruth
Reagon, Ruth "Allen, Glenn Wyatt
Sixth Grade-!-Wilma Hoyle, Rosa:
mond Leagon, Etta . Pruitt, Eelanor
McCracken. V ; '
. Seventh Grade Flora Hendrix, Roy
Allen, Glenn Miller.