Volume XXXVIII. ) Number 9
WAYNES VILLE, HAYWOOD COUNT Y, NORTH. CAROLINA THURSDAY, APRIL 1.1926
$2.00 Yar in Advance, $2X0 if not so Pal
The Restful Hour
Inn Farce Comedy
To Be a Rare and Delightful Treat
A Beautiful and Delightful Pro
duction OUjered the People
of Waynesville By the
The presentation here of "Restful
Hour nn"ien Friday night, April 9,
at 8:15 p. m. at the high school au
torium will' giver the, residents of
Waynesville "the opportunity of wiV
neesing one of the snappiest, unique
and high class clever plays ever of-.,
fered the public. This play is the
outstanding dramatic comedy and
social event , of the season, - aa the
very best .talent that could be found
find the most popular citizens and
beautiful girls are appearing in the
play. Ever since the first commence
ment that this humorous play was to
be presented in Waynesville interest
has been growing daily and a large
crowd is expected to attend accordi
ing to the already largo demand for
tickets. The management wish to
announce that the bus line will op
erate starting from the First Na
tional Bank between the hours of
7:45 and 8:15, making stops at the
. postoffice and the graded school for
the accommodation of those attend
ing .the play The play will start
promptly at 8:30, and from the first
rise of the curtain it will proceed
with snap and pep of a real metro
politan opera house.
. The -play Is a laugh from start to
finish. . The actors have Keen coached
for ; weeks and, are perfect in their
parts whih is not often the case in
The instructor is. Mrs. I N. KetW
noy. professional well ' known - in
Waynesville which makes a surity of
- successful acting of this enter'
.d following i. tha4litt,.
jn tlje, order in which they' appear:
' Prof. Christopher Bunn, an author
ity on Socology ia played by Mr.'
Charles Neal. .
Amanda, the professor's nagging
wife, is played by Mrs. W. T. Craw
ford. Dr. Telfair, everybody's friend,
acted by Mr. B. O. Aiken.
Mollie Thornton, a modern pando
ra, by Miss Bessie Boyd.
Greogory Blunt, a self-made bus
iness man, by Wm. A. Band.
Gertie Hoaglan, in a class by her
self, by Miss Ruth Tew.
Carrie Chatterton, an endurance
talker, by Miss Fannie Campbell.
' Bob Buster, an endurance eater, by
Mr. Carl Messer.
Lavinia Languish, an endurance
sleeper, by Miss Anna Gordon Mc
Mrs. Honors Dempsey, an endurance
regulator, is' played by Mrs. W. L.
Koro, an oldtime Southern darky
cook, is played by Miss Marion
. Richard Huntley, whose patient en.
durance is also taxed, by Dr. C. H.
In all the play is far too good to
miss, and everyone should avail
themselves of the opportunity of see
ing this clever and popular entertain
ment. ' '"
There are only a limited numbeK
of reserved seats . in the orchestra
and more in the balcony and they will
be on sale at Alexander's Drug Store.
' J Popular and - moderate prices ' will
.prevail."',:- ' '
fc Adults 50 cents. ,.
School children 25, cents.
; It will cost only 25 cents extra
for rerved seat.';''"'';;'"
. The play is sponsored by the Wo
man's Club and the proceeds will all
be kept in, Waynesville. . .,:
THE PLEASANT SURPRISE.
s The pleasant 'surprise of discovo-.-
ering that your friends and neigh
bors were really actors and actresses
lin .disguise; jhe opportunity to
show your appreciation of the fine
auditorium, such as few 'towns of
and to assist such a line an organiza
tion as the' Woman's Club, which is
everywhere working for community
welfare; and last, but not least, the
pleasure a spending an evening , of
rare "Niment' and fun at the
play- ' " 'U be offered to you
or ' "'iday, April 9, at
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The News of
METHODIST ASKED TO ATTEND
CONFERENCES AT LAKE
Winchester, Va.( March 30. A. P.
Shortly before adjournment here
last night the Baltimore Conference,
Methodist Episcopal Church, South,
went on record on rive major issues
as the final business of the 142nd an
nual session was cleared off the slate.
The issues were submitted in' the
form of resolutions by the temper
ance and social committe. The fifth
issue was an appeal for a large num
ber to attend the annual conference
temperance and. soeifcr. service to be
held at Lake Junaluska, N. C, this
EASTER SERVICES IN GRACE
Rev. Albert New, Rector of "Grace
Church in the Mountains," announces
the following program of services
for Easter Day:
7:30 A. M. The Easter Euchrist.
10 A. M. Church Schoof In the Par
ish House, and Adult Bible Class, un
der the direction of Mr. Chas. R.
The childrens' Lenten Mite boxes
will be opened at this hour, and given
to the missionary work of the church.
11 A. M. Morning prayer with Eas
ter sermon by the Rector.
8 P. M. "Vesper" and address.
Everybody is most cordially invited
to all these services.
Mrs. D. M. Killian delightfully en
tertained the Woman's Club on
Thursday afternoon, March 25th.
The meeting was opened by dinging
the Federation hymn and repeating
tW Glub "Collect """""" ' -" '
The business session began with re
ports from all standing committees.
Miss Robina Miller reported that
quite a number of the members had
not paid their dues and urged them
to do so as the club needs the funds
to meet Its demands.
Mrs. C. F. Kirkpatrick urged that
club members buy Stone Mountain
Memorial coins which will advance in
price within a short time.
Upon Mrs. Crawford's suggestion
a finance committee for the play was"
appointed as follows: Mrs. Charles
U. Miller, Mrs. J. H. Howell, Mrs.
Clarence Miller, Jr., Mrs. J. T. Quis
enberry, Mrs. Grover Davis and Mrs.
J. W. Kirkpatrick.
The club heartily agreed to serve
dinner for the Ortheopaedic clinic,
Saturday, March 27th.
The program for the the afterndon
was as follows: '
Lesson in Parlimentary Law MYs. J
D. M. Killian.
Article; "Biography of Fannie
Crosby" Miss Bessie Boyd.
Song "Drifting," Lillie Strick
land Miss Ida Jean Brown.
. Lecture American Drama Mr.
Bjorkman. - V
Piano Solo Mrs. C..S. Smathers.
Song "By the Waters of Minne
tonka, and "LoveV WWspeVV-Mrs.
nogers Boone. .
Mr. Bjorkman's splendid talk on
American, Drama was the principlo
feature of the meeting. We feel in
deed fortunate to have had a noted
dramatist and writer lecture on this
l ; i ' .1, ' . .. ...
BUDjeco. following -nis talk Mr;
Bjorkman read the last act of a re
cent play that he has written which
will be published soon under the
title of "End Beyond End."
Following adjournment' a .lovely
salad course was served by the hos
tess, assisted by Mrs.,Faucette Swift,
Mrs. Leon Killian and Miss Nancy
. The next meeting will be. .April
8th with "Mrs.: Frank Ferguson. All
members are urged to be present as
it will b4 the time - for election of
KNIGHT TEMPLAR EASTER SER
The Waynesville Commandery of
Knights - Templar will have their
Easter service in the Methodist
church Sunday afternoon, April 4th,
at! 8 p. m.! The sermon will be de-
livered by Rev. Alfred J. Smith of
franklin, N. C. The public is cor-.
dially invited. I
During the past week the Atlanta
papers have given much space to the
proceedings of the annual Agnes Scott
debate with Randolph Macon College
which took place this year at Deca
tur, Ga The debate is ox special in-
terst to Western North Carolina ow
ing to the fact that Miss Isabel Fer
guson, of Waynesville, who is widely
connected and well known among the
younger society set of this section
was Invited by Dr. McCain, president
Of Agnes Scott, by the faculty and
the president of the Pi Alpha Phi de
bating society to preside,
This is a much coveted honor, and
was conferred In recognition f Mist
Ferguson's splendid work as a Stu
dent and former member of this so
Miss Ferguspn was on the winning
debating team for two .consecutive
years, once defeating Sophia New-
eomb at New Orleans, and once win
ning a decision over Randolph Macon
College. Miss Ferguson also won the
highest honor conferred, the Quinnell
Harrold silver loving ; cup, as being
the best all round debater at Agnes
Scott, and graduated with high acad
emic honors in the class of '25. 4
She is' the gifted daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. J. W. Ferguson, of Waynegy
ville, and one of Western Carolina's
most beautiful daughters and a most
loyal Carolinian. By her gracious
manner, her poise and dignity in pre
siding, she reflected honor not only
on her Alma Mater, but on her native
Miss Ferguson was hostess to the
debating teams and to the- ofHoers of
the Pi Alpha Society at a luncheon
at the Sorority House during her Btay
FOURTEENTH ,B. & L. SERIES TO
The Haywood Home Building &
Loan Association announces the open-
ing of its fourteenth series on April
1, 1926. ' '
The association is going to offer
paid up stock which will beat inter
est at 5 per cent payable semi-annually.
It is pointed out that the B. & L.
series are nontaxable.
The association recently retired its
first BeriesTand paid out over $50,000
The Building & Loan Association
is not only p splendid way for the
citizen of moderate circumstances to
own his own home, but it is also a
good savings investment.
CLYDE HIGH SCHOOL CLOSES.
. JThe closing exercises of the Clyde
High school is as follows:
Thursday evening, April the eighth.
play by the high school; Friday even
ing, April the ninth, exercises by the
primary department; Saturday even
ing, April the tenth, a musical recital
by Miss Richardson's class; Sunday
morning, April the eleventh, the
commencement sermon by Dr. J. A.
Sharp, President of Young Harris
College, Young Harris, Georgia; Mon
day morning, April the twelfth, the
elementary declamation 'and recita-
contests; Monday evening exer
cises Nar tne elementary department;
Tuesdamorning,' April the thir
teenth, the high school declamation
and recitation contest; Tuesday even
ing is sodetJNnight; debate: "Resolv
ed, That capital , punishment should
be retained aavthe-penalty for pre
meditated; murdeff Wednesday morn
ing, April x the, fourteenth, seventh
grade graduation exercises, awarding
of medals, and reeding' the promotion
list, and Wednesday evening the
graduation exercises by the, senior
class with the literarv address.
The public js cordially Invited to.
attend all of. these exercises and .the i ine uca"on commission appcini
patrons of the school is urged to be d b Governor McLean with author
with us on all -of these occasions
thereby showing their, -interest in
their interest in their children and in
CHAS. F. OWEN,
CARD OF, THANKS.
e wish to thank ell the friends
who were so' kind during the illness
and death of our husband and fathi
er and also fur the many-beautiful i
floral offerings.' '
Mrs. Jerry Mehaffey and Children.)
News From Raleigh
I (By M. L Shipman.)
Raleigh, N. C, March 29. The air-
j in g of the scandal over selling par-
dons to prisoners, appointment of a
new highway commissioner for the
first district, naming of a Democratic
keynote speaker, organization of the
Education Commission and the con
troversy over the appointment of a
new State service officer at Charlotte
w5jfe the high lights in a busy week
at the Capital. It was by far the
busiest week in many months. This
week ao bids fair to be an interest
ing pee for the charges of traffic in
pardons will be thoroughly aired and
the. case of the growers seeking dis
solution of the Tri-State Growers Co
operative Association opened in Fed
eral court here today.
Charges preferred by Prison Chap
Iain W. S. Shacklette thut Prison Su
perintendena G. R. Pou and Pardon
Commissioner H. Hoylo 6ink had
selling pardons, dropped on the Cap
ital City like a bombshell. B. E.
Everett of the Board of Trustees
brought the mutter to the attention
of that body, but Mr. Shacklette de
clared he had not charged Mr. Pou
with selling clemency and refused to
discuss the other charges until his
lawyer was present. The Board ad
journed until this Thursday when the
matter will be gone into thoroughly.
Mr. Pou characterized the charges
as ridiculous and Mr. Sink said they
were absolutely false. Governor Mc
Lean declared neither man had had
anything to do with the pardon to W.
W. Green, negro army officer of
Greensboro. It was this pardon for
which these two officials were charged
with receiving $1,000.
Naming of a Democratic keynote
speaker in the person of W. C. Feiff
steV ot Newton starts the political
tl&fK'on its wayv a jailing. The Re
publican keynote will be Frank W.
Mondell and he will speak on April
8 while the Democratic "thunderer"
will talk to the natives on April 29.
The selection seems to please the in-
cumbents of office well. Mr. Fein-
ster is known to be a thorough going
Democrat and that's' what's neces
sary to extol the virtues and minimize
the faults of the majority party.
The selection of Frank C. Kugler
of Washington as state highway com
missioner from the First district suc
ceeding W. A. Hart, deceased, was a
happy and excellent choice on tha
part of Goverbor McLean and has
received favorable commendation on
all sides. Mr. Kugler has been in
terested in the affairs of his commu
nity for a long time and brings to his
new duties a thorough knowledge of
what should be done for roads.
The appointment of a new service
officer, at Charlotte to succeed Service
Officer Noeil aroused considerable
interest in the Capital this week.
Commissioner of Labor and Printing
Grist appointed Noell some , time ago
but now wishes to get rid of him
"for the good of the service" he says,
while -NoelPs friends claim for "po
litical reasons:" A committee com
posed of former service men waited
on Commissioner Grist during the
week and a compromise was reached.
The result is the State pays the
freight' for Noell will be retained for
two months "longer and will then re
sign and the new man starts to work
at once. The State will thus pay two
salaries for the job. The reason giv
en is that the new man will have to
acqaint himself with the work.
The case against the Tobacco Co
ops seeking its dissolution opened in
Federal court here today. The as
sociation is fighting for its life and
the case is expected to last through'
out-the week. Judge Meeklna is pre
siding and an array of attorneys are
Fresem lor twin smes.
oI tne legislature was organized
durin8 week witn J- -P' c" of
.Wilmington as chairman, ine com
mission win consider the educational
system of North Carolina from every
angle and probably will not report
for several months. ,
; Federal taxes It is expected by of
ficials in North Carolina will mount
to $190,000,000 during this year, a
substantial increase. The bus fare
6t the. Carolina Coach Company ba.i
been slightly increased on it lines
operating - between Raleigh, Greens
(Continued on another pare.)
Mr. H. G. Stone
In the Orient
Dear Mr. Band:
Am enclosing clipping from Tokio
paper which also shoows one of the
means of locomotion in Japan and
China. You will note my wife and me
in Richsha's and please do not con
fuse this term with "Gen-rickishe."
One I believe is a Liquid.
We had an uneventful trip out of
New York to Panama Canal. The
canal of course is quite a wonderful
piece of engineering. It cost our
boat $15,000.00 to pass through. So
if you anticipate chartering a boat
for pleasure be prepared to come
Wo happened " to have a friend,
Major C. H. Martin, in charge of U.
S. troops at Panama, and we enjoyed
a little visit with him and his family
Honolula we visited Liet-Commander,
Jas. H. Day at the U. S. Navy Yards,
and hope to see another friend of ours.
Col. Duvid G. Berry and family at
Manilila. You will observe 1 am cul
tivating the friendship of all these
li. S. officers anticipating that I may
need the assistance of the- army and
navy to get us out of trouble. If you
never tried it you will find you ure at
a loss to get around so well, in a
country where you do not know the
language. For instance, the Japanese
word for Good Morning is Oha-yo.
Sounds like Ohio (if that means
Kood morning presume North Caro-
lina would be Japanese for . good
night. At any rate we took our first
Ricksha ride about 4 o'clock i nthe
afternoon in Tokio, Japan and I as
tonished the natives by saying Oha-yo
so lute in the day. I figured we would
have to our sight seeing in the A. M.
so I could converse with the natives,
and good morning being the extent
of my Japanese vocabulary.
We stopped a couple oftMays in
Tokio, the capitaL-of -Japan, the Im
perial Hotel, owned by the Emperior.
It cost several million dollars and is
Egyptian stylo of architecture. I be
lieve it outshines the Kenmore and
Hotel Waynesville, however, Grove
Park has it beat in being unique, but
in Tokio and Yokohama one sees the
terrible results of the earthquake in
192.!, when 100,000 people lost their
lives. We have seen some smoking
volcanoes here. Then the extinct
volcanoes and lava beds were inter
esting. At Hilo and Honolulu, Hi
waiian Islands. Certainly wish you
could make this round the world trip
and have the opportunity to study thu
people as we have. I came to Japan
very much predudiced against the
Japanese, mainly on account of what
I had read, showing their agrossive
ness and the California situation, etc.
As far as I cun seen they seem to be
exceedingly friendly with the all the
Americans. They seemed to be dis
posed to meet you more than half
way. They have the most courteous
manner of kow-towing and bowing to
you. My first experience of this was
in Nikko. We arrived late one even
ing and arriving at the Kanaw Hotel,
we were met at the door by several
young Japanese girls who began to
How-to us and kow-towed us on up
to our rooms. There seemed to De
about 100 employed at this hotel.
Anyway I had the idea that they had
found out we were from "Waynes
ville' and were showing us especial
deference, when observing that they
treated the rest of the crowd the
same way. This conceit was knocked
out us. The Japanse people are
obedient, courteous and are cheerful,
and the children are taught this from
the start. The babies I understand
very seldom cry. I believe I have
seen several million and have never
heard one whimper. They are taught
to reverence the Emperior. The day
we rave the Imperial Palace the oncer since early youth he has been a
over (from the outside) there were'membcr of the local Baptist church,
several hundred boys and girls lined j jje is survived by his wife, who
up all giving the military salute to I
the Palace which housed the Chief
Executive. These children with their
teachers had walked 100 miles to dojparenta Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Mehaffey,
this. I fnnr siatpr Mrs. F.d Rricht of Wav-
Of course we have seen some won-
. es and, large '
bronze idols. In the temples you are
obliged to -take your shoes. off.. In
the restaurants you have to not only'
remove your shoes, but eat with chop
Band, let me tell you; now, don't
thry this stunt if you are any ways
hungry, for it will take a long, 'long ,
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Gilkey NOT To Be
Definitely Announces That He Will
Not Enter Congressional Race.
J." Quince Gilkey announced defi
nitely Monday- that he will not be a
candidate- for the Democratic nomi
nation for congressman rom the 10th
Mr. Gilkey states that he greatly
appreciates the many pledges of sup
port in event he should make the race,
but that business conditions make it
impossible for him to devote himself
to the task at this time.
"Myjidea of public office especially
one of such magnitude and import
ance as congressman, said Mr. JtiU
key, "is one that should demand the
full time and attention of the one
holding this position. Were I to bo
a candidate and should I be elecledl
I should feel it incumbent on me to
give my whole time and ability to
the discharge of tlijj duties of the
office. Under present circumstances
that would be imfS&s.sililc, and for that
reason I must withdraw from the
Mr. Gilkey added that ihe tempta
tion to enter the fight had been great.
Many friends, he stated had pledged
their support, and it is always flat
tering to a prospective candidate to
have 3uch wide assistance. Justice tor
the position, ami to himself dictated,
however, he stated that he abandon
finally all notion of entering the race.
This leaves the Tenth Congression
al district with Hon. Felix E. Allen
and Hon. Zebulon Weaver, the en
cumbent, making the race for the
Little Miss Beulah Mae Beck cele
brated her 9th birthday Wednesday,
the 24th, by entertaining a number
of her little friends, from 2:30 until
8:30 o'clock. ... Many new and inter
esting games were ployed. Delicious
refreshments, consisting of Cake,
lemonade, candy and apples wero
served by Mrs. Cora E. Beck, moth
er of the little hostess. Those pres.
ent were: Misses Ruth Warren, Al
ma Foster, Mary George Howell, Vir
ginia Lindsey, Edith Coward, Anna
Lou Coward, Velma Brown, Emma
Mehaffey, iMith Swunger, Lucy Me
haffey, Ida Brooks, Myrtle Middle
ton of Balsam, Ruby Lindsey of Can
ton, Masters Louis Green and Charles
Mr. and Mrs. Will Balluugli motor
ed up from Daytona, Fla. and aro
occupying their cottage.
Mrs. Coy Hedrick and baby are
guests of her pu rents', Mr. and Mrs.
A. H. Mehaffey.
Mr. and Mrs. U.ilph Husky of
Waynesville spent Sunday with Mrs.
H. P. Ensley.
Rev. Thad Watson is conducting a
series of meetingss in the Baptist
Mrs. Oscar Beck and chui'en are
visiting relative.! in A U'.villp.
The public school her j close 1 Fri
day afternoon after a successful term
of eight months taught by 'Mr. G. C.
Cooper, Mrs. R. U. Sutton and Mrs
Parker of Sylva.
MR. JERRY MEHAFFEY DIES AT
Mr. Jerry Mehaffey died Thursday
morning at the Meriweather Hospi
tal in Ashevillo, after an illness of
eight days with double pneumonia.
Mr. Mehaffey was alumber inspec
tor for the Ashevillc Manufacturing
Company at Emma, and for the past
several months he and his family had
been residing there.
He was a World War veteran, and
for more than twenty years was a
fw sargeent in the U. S. Army.
wa9 Mub Lorraine Hardin before
marriage, and three children, Geral-
Ojno Joseph and. Emma Sue. His
!r,nt oi;v. Vmint Wrir-
nesvill, Mrs. John Ezell of Waynes- '
vUle, Mrs. J. E. Smith of La Granda,
Oregon and two brothers, Joseph '
Howell and 'Mark L. . Mehaffey of
Asheville. ' ;
- The funeral was conducted from
the First Baptist church Saturday
afternoon, with Rev. C.'T. Teiy tod
Rev. S. R. . Crockett. Interment-was
in Green Hill cemetery.
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