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WAYNBSTUXE, HAYWOOD CpUK Yr NORTH CAROLINA THURSDAY, MARCH 25, 1926
$2.00 Ymt in Adruce, $20 if not m PM
N. C. Position
Induttriea dealing! with lumber and
allied products in' the United, States,
combined, constitute one of the more
important groups! of industries in the
country. In the census classification
of industries in 5921 the group as a
whole ranked thijrd in the number of
wage earners employed, seventh in
value of products, and sixth in value
added by manufacture. It was ex
ceeded by only' "textiles and their
products" and 1'iron, ' steel and theia
products" in number of wage earners.
The value of its products in 1923 con
stituted over six per cent of the
value of all manufactured products
of the United States. . The valua of
its product "has increased from
$1,615,80,000 in 1914 to $3,633,034r
000 in! 1923, or 125 per cent in this
nine-year piri'od, and the value ad
ded by manufacture from $850,207,
000 in 11914 to $1,966,846,000 in 1923,
or 131 i per cent. Though the"" num
ber of establishments it employs has
been reduced from 43,452 in 1914 to
21,674 jin 192:1, the average number
of wage earners employed has in
creased from 865,009 in 1914 to
931.74 in 1923. Statistics for the
entire jj?- ip dealing with lumber and
allied brouucte jn North Carolina and
the United States are shown in
table I below.l
; What part has North Carolina in
this geat industry, or rather, group
of industries 7 and how has our
progress in it compared with that of
the country as' a whole?
State Share in Lumber Industries,
In .1914 we contributed, 81 per
cent (if the value of all products of
this group of industries, and 3.3 per
cent of all the value added by manu
facture; and in 1923 our contribution
was around S.8 per cent of the Val
ue of its products and aroun 2.7 per,
cent of tie value added by manufac
ture. So t rn 'uld seem thai our rel
' ;'vf urtporUace 1th"'""thia group is j
diminishing. Moreover, in 1914 the
value of its products in North Caro
lina constituted 17.3 per cent of the
value of all this state's manufactured
products, whereas in 1923 their val
ue represented' only 10.6 per cent of
the value of all our manufactured
products a decided diminuton in rel
ative importance within the state;
TirVt ila ttio vfiltm tf ifa YtrvtHiipfa in tha
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country at large was between six and
seven per cent of the value of : all
manufactured products both in 1914
and in 1923 practically no dimin-i
ution in relative value.
These figures embrace all the in
dustries engaged in the manufacture
of lumber and of the various classes
of products made from lumber. They
include not only the lumber industry
proper, but furniture, coffins, cooper
age, wood turned and carved, refrig
erators, baskets and rattan and wil
low ware, pulp goods, matches and
practically all industries i" ."h j
material. They include also turpin
tinej and rosin.
The Lumber Industry Proper.
A very important part of the val
ue of the products of the whole
group, in both the United States as
a whole and North Carolina, is con
tributed by. the lumber industry
proper. In 1923 in the country at
large the value of the products of
the lumber industry proper repre
sented 65 per ccn of the value of the
products of the entire ' group of
"lumber and allied products" indus
tries; and in North Carolina these
lumber products in that year repre
sented ' around 60 per cent or three
fifths of the value of the products of
the entire group of lumber and allied
products industries in this state.
For the present we' will consider
only the lumber industry proper. It
will be found that the value of its
products in the United States in
creased from. $1,109,650,000 in 1913
to $2:360,104,000 in 1923, or 112 per
cent in this nine-year period; while
the value added by manufacture in
creased from $590,(531,000 In 1914
to $1,281,786,000, or 117 per cent In
North Carolina the increase in value
of products was from $39,631,000 in
1914 to $58,812,000 in 1923, only 48
per cent, and the increase in value
added, by ' manuafacture was from
$23,311,000 in 1914 to $31,756,000 in
1923, or, only 36 per cent. ',
(However, looking back as far as
' 1899. we find that both the United
Slates and North Carolina have in
creased in value added by manufac
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The News of ,'
t Dr.-Woolsey nd family of St
Cloud, Florida, and New York, were
Lake visitors last Wednesday. They
are spending the spring season at
Montrcat where they have taken a
Prof. Harvis Branscomb, a member
of the Duke University factulty, has
taken the "Dunallen" cottage for this
summer. Prof. Branscomb will be a
member of the Sunday School Train
ing School faculty this summer.
Rev. Thursday B. Price spent last
week with his family here after hav
ing conducted several successful re
vivals in Virginia and Georgia. Mr.
Price left on Friday 'foi Charlottes-
ville, Virginia, where he Will conduct
A jsre-Ea'ster series of meetings.
The new home of Mr. W. A. Liv
ingston of Orangeburg, S. C, has
been completed and is quite attrac
Mrs. D.' Young of Perry, Iowa, is
visiting" her brother, Mr. J. Dale
Mr. W. D. Morrison of Bell Haven,
N;" C, spent several days last week
with his family here.
Miss Florence Price is visiting
Mrs. W. W. Bourne of Spartanburg,
Mrs. James Atkins attended the
meeting of the Woman's Missionary
Council in Raleigh last week. From
Raleigh Mrs. Atkins has gone te
Atlanta, Georgia, to visit her brother
and from there she will go to Nash
ville, Tennessee, to visit Dr. and Mrs,
J. W. Shakford before returning to
her home here. s?
Mrs., H. Gibson and Mrs. Lizzie
Reeves spent Thursday in Asheville.
" Miss Mary Bowles and Miss Ethel
Howell motored to Asheville last
Saturday.' . '' .
P TneACondition !o Dr.MQeorge '&
Stuart, who has been quite ill fol
lowing an operation, is reported quite
Plans for the Junaluska Summer
School affiliated with Duke Univer
sity are under way and the success
of the school is assured. Dr. B. G.
Cbilds of Duke University will di
rect the school Other members of
the faculty are Dr. W. W. Elliott,
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I uuke university, college work in
atv-m,ti. n, w T, wwin- R.
( dolph.Macon College work in Eng.
lish; Prof. Geo. D. Harmon, Lehigh
University, work in history; Prof. J.
W. McCain, Jr., University of N. C,
assistant in English; Prof. H. E.
Myers, Duke University, work in
Bible; Miss Isabel Martin, Cullowhee,
work in drawing, writing and ele
mentary physical education; Prof. R.
O. Edgerton, Waynesville, grammar
grade and other elementary work in
Mtin. Mi.. mi m. wv.lMyers' Duke University, work In
.,, . rim, ' tt,Ha
other members of the faculty will be '
Rev. and Mrs. W. M. Robbins and
Mrs. Robbins' sister, Mrs. Graham,
of Concord, N. C, spent Thursday
with Rev. and Mrs. A. S. Lesley.
Miss Kittie E. Albergotti of Or
angeburg was at the Lake recently
closing contracts with Mr. George
McElroy for the erection of a sum
mer home here. Miss Albergotti ex
pects to occupy the cottage this sum-
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Mioa T rf Manrcir i havinff hAY Ant. I
tage remodeled and made into tw
Rev. J. T. Mangum, general mana
ger of the Junaluska Develompent
Company, hasreturned to his home
in Waynesville and is actively en
gaged in the affairs of the develop
ment company, t ' '
GROVER C. DAVIS FOR SOLICT
The announcement in another col
umn' that the' Hon. Grover C. Davis
will again be a candidate for Solic
itor" will be welcome news to thous
ands of friends throughout this dis
Mr. Davis deserved the office again
as he has made a splendid record.
His staunch upholding and support
qf the enforcement ' of the law has
won him many friends among law
abiding citizens and his cleverness
and brilliant knowledge of the law
has given him the respect due to
success as solicitor. ; No doubt as the
favorite son of Haywood he will be
nominated and elected by a substan-
Cant. Hyatt's l p
The Asheville CiUsen. :,
The funeral of Captain R. A U
Hyatt, who died Tuesday at his oae
in Waynesville after an illness of
eight days,' was held Wednesday j af
ternoon at 3 o'clock. ')
Captain Hyatt was 63 years of age
and was one of the oldest and most
popular men in Waynesville and Hay
wood county. He wa&.the son of R.
A. L, and Margaret Mehaffey Hyatt,
who were among the first settlers qf
the county, and the family is widely
known and highly regarded in West
ern North Carolina. Captain Hyatt
taught school in his early manUood
J'1 held, a -'position: n ,the -coijnty
board of education for many years in
his later life. During the Spanish
American War he volunteered and
won the rank of a captain and serv
ed as adjutant in the Second North
Carolipa Regiment. He also served
during the World War as a member
of the draft board of his county. K
worked for his county for nine years
as treasurer and always took an. ac
tive part in anything in which Ilia
town or county was interested. He
was an active member of the Baptist
church and his life was that of a
devout Christian gentleman.
' Captain Hyatt was married to Miss
Jencie Patton, of Canton, in 1902 and
is survived by her. He has three
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uruuien, tv . o. nyan, 01 jacKson
county, Samuel L. Hyatt, ' of Waynes
ville, and Bedford Hyatt o. Seattle,
and many relatives 'v; and .vlfciends.
throughout this ecUo;;f$ '
The funeral was held at' the home
with Rev. . C. T. Tew, pastor of the
First Baptist church,' officiating, as
tinted by Rev. S. R. Crockett, of the
Presbyterian church. Interment was
in Green Hill cemetery.
. The active pallbearers were J,
Wekfk,. J-.W,. Fergtjaan, fcrffr Ketlar
C. A. Haynes, J. D. Hyatt, and E. L.
Withers. The honorary ones were
J. R. Thomas, C. H. Ray, R. G. A.
Love, F. T. Hyatt, R. I.. Allen, and
JUNALUSKA SUMMER SCHOOL
v OPEN JUNE 10.
The Junaluska Summer School will
open at Lake Junaluska June 10, 1926
aim vuiiuuue lur six weeic. ur. a.
Childs of Duke University is the di-
rector and a fine faculty has been
secured to teacn tne various branch
es which are to be offered. They are
as follows: Dr. S. W. Elliott, Duke
University, college work in mathe
matics; Dr. R. L. Wiggins, Randolph
Macon College, work in English;
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rroi. ueo. u. narmon, benign umi
VPraitv wnrlr in hitm-v Mr T V
MorJ tr TT!-.!t -f V
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sistent in English; ProJ. H.
Bible; Miss Isabel Martin, Cullowhee, I
work in drawing writing and ele-1
mentary physical education; Prof. R.
O. Edgerton, Waynesville, grammar
grade and other elementary work in
education; Miss Marion Morse, Way
nesville, work in primary methods,
and Miss Frrnces Robeson, Wanes
ville, primary demonstration work.
J. Dale Stentz of the Southern As
sembly, Lake Junaluska, is the Bus
iness Manager for the summer school
and announces that registration fee
will be $20.00 for the six weeks term.
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Duaru aim ruuni can u aecuieu at me
following places for the special price
to students and teachers of $60 and
$65 for the six weeks term: The
Terrace, The Colonial, Mission Build
ing, Cherokee Inn, Sunset Cottage,
The Providence, Epworth Lodge, Hi
' Lake Junaluska is an ideal place
to study and to recreate. Plan now
to enroll in this school. For bulletin
announcing courses, etc., write the
Business Manager, Lake Junaluska,
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N. C. An announcement of details
should , appear m these columns in
the next few weeks.
Those attending the summer school
will have opportunity to engage in
all of the activities of the Lake, in-
eluding boating, tennis, golf, fishing,
as well as the conference and Chau
tauqua attractions that will be offer
ed from time to time during the ses
sion of the school.
FOR JUDGE OF THE RECORDER'S
' - COURT.
J t j ' a,t t j . m. m tion commission, declared the bill be
for Judge of the Recorder's Court of . ' .... If
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W. R. FRANCIS,
News From Raleigh
(By M. L. Shipman.)
Raleigh, N. C, March 22. The
swelling income collections, the meet
ing of the North Carolina Education
Association, and other matter filled
up a rather quiet week in Raleigh.
Nothing of importance occurred in
political circles though the pot is
beginning to seethe and soon thero
may be something stirring.
The North Carolina Education As
sociation held an important session at
the Capital The most important
matter handled was the unanimous
adoption of o legisative report to
urge the eight months school term
and in the ' words of President Gra
ham of the association the matter
now is up to the politicians. Mr.
Graham exnresserl th hniu that K.r
the end of the 1927 legislature thellocal officials I" reg&rd to th'S pUnt
Governor and other political leaders
and the legislature would be whole
heartedly behind the project. Secre
tary of State Everett speaking at a
meeting at the same time the teach
ers were in session announced that
he favored the eight months school
The revenue collections during the
past week justified the prediction of
Governor McLean that wehn they
came in they would entirely wipe out
the deficit. More than 4 million dol-
!lar ( irn. u. ,..j !
Commissioner Doughton's office and
there are still large sums to be added.
If the State, can operate within the 15 involved in the nuge Carolina eom
surplus of about two million dollars I blne which u Plnin th6 ependi-
created by the income taxes for the
next three months then Governor Mc-
f Lean will end his first fiscal year
with a balanced- budget one of his
major aims and there may be a
slight surplus, I Commissioner Dough-
ton is gleeful over the collections and
fc"ih.e . GoyemyVwia greatly atined.ilnfluAne Walk, was ; able Jio bring
'jHOfhef Teafersalsoare pfeasldnd ftboit HI Merger of the Carols
more thna a half dozen have express,
ed the opinion that the State is fi
nancially sound and with the gradu
ally increasing road taxes it is said
that the legislature will be safe in
issuing more bonds for road building.
Three deaths occurred in the State
during the week, takjng away men
nrtirf ho1 Hjon OYfAllnnt M t i v n .1 u Wt 1
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nam A. Hart, state highway commis-
sioner and president of the State
Fair, died suddenly last Friday at
hig home ,n Tarboro He
wealthy man and had contributed
largely to the upbuilding of his sec
tion of the State. Judge G. H. Brown,
for 16 years a member of the Su-
preme Court and prior to that timet
n Sunof-inr Pnurt i u el o-d H i cI nftpi a
I" - j; o- I
... HfiVntpH t th Rprvire of North
';CaroIina - Als. former Corporation
i Commissioner E. C. Beddingfield
nn...J ... .1 tli- n nn rt alvfitnnii.
wp an(1 favorahiv tnnWn
r,v -i, ,D (o i ..a-wi-.
. sink of tha S-lal.v anH w '
Commigsion has announced that body
will meet at Raleigh on March 24,
this week, but only routine matters
will be considered.
Governor McLean fired a gun in
the political battle of this coming
summer with the appointment of the
State Board of Elections which will
have supervisory powers over the (
elections. Judge Walter H. Neel of j
Laurinburg was re-appointed chair.
man of the board while the other
mebmers appointed are William E.
Breese of Brevard, T. Boddie' Ward
of Wilson, Clarence Call of Wilkes
boro, and R. W. Herring of Fayette
ville. The Woman's Missionary Council
of the Methodist Episcopal Church,
South completed its meeting here
with the adopting of resolutions urg
ing that the prohibition law be en
forced and pledging themselves to
work against any move for modifi
cation of the law.
If the farmer wants a fair return
for hig productg then the economic
gituation under which he Uve, muBt
be changed declared Miss Elizabeth
Ke,ly speakillg before the state
Parent.Teachers' Council meeting
Governor GunterVif Colorado call
ed on Governor McLean during the
week. Interest was manifested here
in the meeting of the State Automo
tive Trade1 Association at Winston
Salem and a number of dealers of
( this city attended the sessions. W. G.
Womble, rate clerk of the corpora-
jui v vuiik i coa ui uiiiuiv i tw Mia
from chcarging a higher tariff
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ACTUAL WORK ON POWER PRO
JECTS WILL START SOON.
Preliminary surveys for the huge
hydro-electric development which is
to be installed on the Pigeon river
near Waynesville at a cost of approx
imately $12,000,000, have been com
pleted and application for perma
nent permit for this project has been
lodged with the Federal Power com
mission. As soon as this is secured the work
of rechecking the original survey will
be undertaken and this will be fol
lowed by actual construction work
on the project.
W. E. Day, head of the Phoenix
utilities, in charge of the designing
of the project, held a conference with
last week which will be one of the
largest and most complete in the
Following the conference here it
is expected that steps will be taken
j to Bet the plans ready so that aa
little delay as possible will be K
perienced in getting the construction
underway after the permit is secured
from the Federal Power commission.
The Asheville Power and Light
Company, which with the Pigeon
River Power Company and other con-
cerns recenty merged 10 iorm me
, Carolina Power and Light Company,
" of siJO.UUO.UOU in permanent im
provements to provide additional
power fecilities for this state.
,t . . Mitchell at Head.
Sidney Zollicoffer Mitchell, a native
of Alabama, heads the Electric Bond
and .Share Company the, powerful
He is said to have the most power-
ful influence in the public utilities
field of any man in the world and is
credited with being the genius be
hind the great super-power systems
. that have been put through in many
sections of the country enabling the
balance in power between sections
to be kept nicely.
In connection with the Carolina
merger, which is expected to be rat
ified when the stockholders meet.
April 3, at the call of the directors
to pass upon the proposition, a form
al statemont has been made by of
ficials of the combine in which its is
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Bel IOHH UUl ueCBUSe Ul mc unuic-
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i euenteu uevciupmcnv m mi o.viv...
Lteps are being taken by the con-
.r,lrtinn nf hvo nlants. One of
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these is at worwooa, on me laamn
river and the other is on the Pigeon
river, a short distance from this city.
The latter station is to have an
initial installation of 50,000 k. w with j
plans for an ultimate installation of
w. The statement says
"One of the most notable devel
opments in recent years has been tha
1 LI- nf j J...ot Mnl
activitje8 SOuth of the Mason and
Dixon line This expansion move-
ment has been particularly noticea
ble in the territory served by the
Carolina Power and Light Company,
the name of the new combine.."
"HOLY WEEK" SERVICES.
Sunday, March 28th, is "Palm Sun
day" when we commemorate Christ's
triumphal entry into the Holy City.
In Grace Episcopal church, the
Rector, Rev. Albert New, will hold a
Choral Communion service at eleven
o'clock on Sunday morning. Church
school and adult Bible class under!
the direction of the Hon. Chas. R.I
Thomas, will meet in ,the Parish j hereby announce myself as can
House at 10 a. m. "Vespers" withididata to lepre!ient the 83nd Sena
a -short address by Mr. New, will be I tcrinl District in the next General
at 8 p. m. Assembly,, subject to the action of
During "Holy Week," there will be the Democratic primary to be held
services each day. June 5th.
On Monday, Tuesday and Wednes-1 THOMAS STRINGFIELD. .
day at 5 p. m. I
"Maundy" Thursday at 10 a. m.,j the (j i BRIDGE CLUB,
the Holy Communion. Miss Grace Hipps entertained the
On Good Friday there will be two & j, c. E. Bridge Club Saturday af
services; 10 a. m. and 8 p. m. 1 ternoon at her home on Academy
The Easter services will be' an
nounced next "week.
Everybody is cordially invited to
all our services. '
REV. ALBERT NEW,
Towering far up among the Blue
Ridge mountains in North Carolina,
lies the city of Waynesville, the high
est incorporated town east of the
Rockies, and an average elevation of
over 4,000 feet above sea level.
Like all other localities in Western
North Curolina, Waynesville is noted
for iU healthful surroundings and its
delightful climate. And also like the
other Western North Carolina towns,
it is enjoying at this time an un
precedented prosperity. It has ad
vantages, both natural and artificial
that is yearly attracting to itself a
highly desirable class of home-seekers,'
and several hundreds of tourists
make annual pilgrimages there every
The commercial bodies of Waynas
ville have been very active in re
cent years in advertising the merits
and advantages of the city, and have
spent large sums of money for that
purpose, with results that are very
gratifying. This advertising has
done in magazines of national circu- '
lation, so it can truthfully be said
that here is a town known all over
the country for its progressive spirit
and a town of vision beyond the con
fines of today.
One thing that adds to the good
reputation of Waynesville and some
thing that is highly beneficial to any
other town, is that Waynesville is
fortunate in having good hotels. The
importance of the reports that go out
of a town by way of hotel boosting:
or knocking cannote be over estimat
ed, and no good town is fair to itself
that does not use its utmost endeavor
to provide the best sort of accom
modations for its guests. You can
look over the register of any hotel in
Western North Carolina., and almost
Jyey - 'day . you, wilj .,firjR naraes
influential wSn atfd.woAen trointatt
over the United States,' and all the
bearers of some kind of message re
garding their environment, treatment
In the way of facilities for sports,
Waynesville is fortunate, indeed.
There is golfing, boating, tennis, fish
ing, hunting, motoring, horseback
j riding and amusements,
i Excellent highways, many of thent
maintained by the state, radiate from
Waynesville, and are kept In a high
state of repair. The streets of the
town are wide, and most of them
paved. Magnificent residences add tc
the attractiveness of the town, which
with natural landscape, lend an en.
hancement that is an inspiration to
the residents, and a big drawing card
The Chamber of Commerce of
w, vnnavillA which is nnp nf the liv-
est civic bodies in tne slate, is con
stantly engaged in the production of
literature, describing in detail what)
this excellent town has to offer, and
gladly furnish any infoimation
about the town you request.
It claims to be one of the fastest
growing towns in the state, and
census figures will prove the asser
tion. They also claim that golden oppor
tunity awaits the investor and home-
seeker. That also is true if the ex- 1
istence of immense natural resources
and a helpful co-operation of its cit
izens mean anything and you know
that it does.
You could seek longer and go fur
ther, and no find a home half so
satisfactory from every standpoint
as Waynesville, and this is said in
no idle spirit.
In any event, the hand of welcome
is always extended the stranger with
in its gates, and all the assistance
that a friendly and highly intellect
ual people can give.
FOR STATE SENATE.
street. During the afternoon Miss
Hipps served the club members an
j Those present were: Misses Eliza-
beth Smathers, Isabellc Davis and