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Volume XXXVIII. Number 10
WAYNBSVILLE, HAYWOOD COUNTY. NORTH CAROLINA THURSDAY, APRIL 8, 1926
The Haywood County Republican
Convention in meeting assembled in
Clyde, North Carolina, on Saturday
April 3, 1926, re-elected Hon. D. I. L.
Smathers, to office of county chairman,
which capacity he has served the
party for a number of years, and
went on record as approving the man
agement of affairs of the Republican
party in the state by the present
state chairman. W. G. Bramham.
Resolutions endorsing Hon Brown
low Jackson for State chairman and
Captain R. Kenneth Smathers of
Canton for the Republican nomina
tion to Congress were passed by the
convention. A resolution on the
death of Joseph Singleton, veteran
mail carrier of Canton K. F. D. No. 3,
was also passed, in which Mr. Single
ton's remarkable service and devotion
to duty was highly commended.
At this meeting Delegates were
elected to the State Judicial and Con
gressional conventions, all of which
are to be held in the near future.
The State Convention meets on April
8th at Durham, at which a heated
contest is expected over the election
of State chairman. The Haywood
delegation will support Brownlow
Jackson and will doubtless oppose the
Marion Butler plan of organization.
Capt. R. Kenneth Smathers, of Can
ton, is chairman to the Haywood del
egation. DELLWOOD NEWS.
Mr. and Mrs. Asbury Shelton have
returned from their winter home in
Miss Janie Moody and Mr. Joe
Russell were quietly married a short
time ago and it was several days be-i
fore the "nosiest" of us found it out.
The younger set gae Mrs. Claud
Medford a surprise party on . April
Fools' evening. Everybody had lots
of fun, of course.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Campbell and
family and Mr. and Mrs. Medford
Leatherwood spent Easter with Mr.
and Mrs. Clarence'Campbel.
Mrs. L. E. Perry and family of
Asheville are at the Perry place for a
visit. Capt. Perry is building a very
attractive girl's camp to be opened
Mrs. Crews Moody and children
spent the week-end in Asheville.
The children of the community en
joyed an Easter egg hunt at the
Methodist parsonage Saturday after
noon and the older young people were
entertained with a hunt and games
Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Howell and
family are occupying their new
home on the Dellwood Road.
Mr. and Mrs. Claude Medford havo
moved into their new home.
CONTINUATION OF EASTER SER
VICES IN GRACE EPISCOPAL
The Prayer Book of the church car
ries the Easter Festival over two
Sundays. Therefore, on Sunday,
April 11th, Easter music will be sung
in Grace Episcopal church, when the
Rector, Rev. Albert New, will preach
at eleven o'clock. The service will be
a Choral Celebration of the Holy
Church School will convene in the
Parish House at ten o'clock. At the
Bible Class, the Hon C. R. Thomas
will speak on: "St. Paul before the
Roman Governor," based on the
sacred record of Acts 24, verse? 1 to
"Vesper" will be sung at 8 p. m.
with a short address by the Rector.
Everybody is most cordially invited
to all our services .
REV. ALBERT NEW,
STOLEN, A FORD TOURING CAR.
A Ford, touring car, model 1924,
was stolen from the garage of Mr.
yJ. T. Bridges, Thursday night, April
1. Any information concerning the
theft of this car please notify the
U. D. MEET.
' j Mrs. C. F. Kirkpatrick will be hos4
tess to the. regular meeting of the
U. D. C.'s Friday, April 9, at her
home on Walnut street. A full at
tendance of the members is desired.
Local News '
Doctor Silers Easter sermon her
last Sunday morning was greatly
enjoyed by a large congregation.
The other exercises during the were
helpful and instructive.
The filling station being erected
here by the Lell Motor Co., is Hear
ing completion and is a beautiful
A case of smallpox developed on
Main street about two weeks ago
because of which about one hundred I
people have been vaccinated and many
more will vaccinate because the quar
antine has been repealed. Anyone
refusing to vaccinate iadoing an in
justice to himself and the community
in which he lives. It is the duty of
each one to do what he can to pre
vent disease and the spread of
Clyde Building & Loan Association
is progressing quite well. Several ,
hundred dollars have been paid dur-
ing the last 'few days. Rev. B. N.
Rogers, Ernest Rogers and Clyde
Baptist church have made applica
tion for money with which to build ,
and other will apply from time to
Mrs. W. T. Medford's store on Med
ford Farm has been broken into twice
during the last few months. She
will live in the four rooms she is
having built to the store in order to
prevent more stealing.
Mr. C C Chamhers is erectinc a 1
modern residence at Medford Farm, j Mary Baldwin ColleKe- w,1l bee
making a total of nineteen houses stored t0 iu oriinal torm and a
where several years ago there were.! Wilson Memorial Hall will be erected
only two and thus the farm is rap-on the camPus of &e cohe-
idly becoming a town one mile west
Miss Celia Lendsay, one of Clyde's
most practical and domestic girls,
donated the writer a few days ago
one pint of very fine chestnuts which
she had preserved by placing them in
a bucket, a layer of dirt and a layer
of chestnuts until the bucket was full.
Mrs. W. K. Catley, age 75 years,
was very much surprised a few days
ago when her home was invaded by
her six children and thirteen grand
children to celebrate her 75th birth-
day. All her sons-in-law and daughters-in-law
were present except Rob
ert H. Haynes who was in Florida.
She is an excellent woman, enjoying
good health and is still able to do a
full day's work.
The plastering at the Baptist .
church is done and the overhead)
ceiling will soon be put up and thus
the work continues. The Baptist j
Sunday school will be reorganized ;
next Sunday morning at which timo,
every member should be present.
M. B. S.
MISS WELCH BRIDGE HOSTESS.
Miss Virginia Welch gave a very
attractive party at the home of Mrs.
J. H. Way Saturday afternoon with
five tables of bridge made up for play.
The color motif of yellflSv and
white was carried out in the decera-
tions and salad course that was.
served at the conclusion of the game.
Those invited td the party were
Misses Althea Backenstoe of the Sa
lem Academy, Mary Ray, Eelanor
Garrison, Edith Mangum, Dorotny
Lane, Nora Ashton, Grace Hipps, Car
oline Ashton, Eleanor Bushnetl,
Frances Denton, Anne Welch, Isabello
Davis, Mary Quinlan, Margaret Ash
ton, Wilda Crawford and Mesdames
Enloe Moore of Sylva, Ben West, T.
Lenoir Gwyn, and J. H. Way, Jr.
I hereby announce my candidacy
for member of, the Board of County
Commissioner of Haywood county,
subiect to the rules and regulations
. 1 . " I.! !-MnT rt Tlina
Of tne uemocrauc i .......
To live consent with means, to seek
elegance rather than luxury, and re
finement rather than fashion; to be
worthy of the respect of my
fellow men; to study hard, think
quietly, talk gently, act frankly;
to listen to the stars and birds with
open heart, to bear all cheerfully, do
all ' bravely, await occasions; in a
wortf to let the spiritual unbidden and
common; this is to be my sympathy,
UIIWIIBVivua ... -
Raleigh, N. C, April 5. The two
weeks from April 15th to 20th have
been set apart as the time at which I of the suit against the Tri State To
the canvass will be conducted through- i,acco Growers Co-operative Market
out. North Carolina for the' Woodrow
Wilson Birthplace Memorial, to be
established at his native place,
This announcement was made to
day from State headquart. j at BaU
cigh, by Dr. A. T. Allen, State Super-
irtendent of Public Instruction, the
chairman for North Carolina of the
Wilson Birthplace Memorial move
ment. Chairman Allen stated further that
he felt confident North Carolina
would raise the $50,000 assigned to
her for the memorial, and that tho
many friends and admirers of Wood
row Wilson in this state would wel
come the opportunity to share in this
tribute to him.
A chairman has been
each county in the
state, who will have charge of the
canvass in his community, and every
one will have an opportunity to con-
The Birthplace Memorial embraces
three features, the central one being
the house in which Woodrow Wilson
was born, in Staunton, Virginia. In
connection with this shrine, the chapel
in which he was baptized and in
which his father preached, for more
than fifty years, the property of
! HAZELWOOD HONOR ROLL.
First Grade Mildred Arrington,
Katherine Knight, Lois Plott, Earl
Blalock, Jack Davis, Wade Franklin,
Fred McClure, Albert Muse, Leon
Lawson, Woodrow Troutman.
Second Grade Beatrice McCracken,
Jeanie Wright, Fred Plott, Sidney
Swanger, Clarence Hyatt, Ruby
Brendle, Edward Duckworth, Lawson
Summerrow, Sara Decker, Sara Welch,
Third Grade Helen Morrow, Mary
Whitner, Lillian Wyatt, Hugh Mc
Cracken. Fifth Grade-J-Beulah Arrington,
Belle Franklin, Lucy Muse, Nellie
Mehaffey, Ruth Allen, Glenn Wyatt,
sixth Grade Rosemond Leagon,
Ktu prujtt( Eleanor McCracken.
Seventh v Grade Flora Hendrix,
Alleni Glenn Miller,
ENTERTAINMENT BY FEDERA-
H. A. Osborne of Canton announces
a series of meetings in Haywood
county by the Farmers Federation.
The famous federation "clowns" of
Buncombe county will stage discus
sions of farm problems with Prof.
Milas Harsh, lender of agriculture in
Fairview High school, as ringmaster.
The Cole oihestra of Biltmore will
render a musical program which it is
said never fails to delight and en
tertain the crowds which attend these
H. A. Osborne, president of thu
Haywood branch of the federation,
James,. G. K. McClure, Jr., president!
of the Buncombe federation, and J.
Zeb Green, editor of Farmers Feder
ation News, will make short talk
at these .meetings.
The schedule of appointments is
j 88 follows:
Rick HilJ school house in Jonathan s
Creek township Wednesday, April
14th7 at 3 p. m.
Iron Duff school house in Iron
Duff township, Wednesday, April 14th
I at 8 p. m
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Fines Creek township, Thursday,
April 15, at 3 p. m.
Rock Spring school house m Crab-
, . , . ikli.
trefc towushp, Thursday, April 15th,
af 8 p.?ro.
Admission is free and the public
'. MEET. "
Miss BessMcConnell of Asheville
will address the members of the Com
munity Club on "Interior Decorating"
. Monday -afternoon at the regular
j meeting,', A full
attendance is re-
News From Raleigh
(By M. L. Shipman.)
Raleigh, V.C.. April 5. The trial
ing Association seeking its dissolu-
tion and the airing of charges of
trafficking in pardons were the chief
events in the Capital City last week.
The suit against the co-ops ended
in what plight be termed a draw. Af
ter a week of testimony, Judge Meek
ins dismissed the request for a re
alfaiis and then held the cause of ac
tion within the jurisdiction of tho
court for further disposition at a
later time. This was taken to indi
cate that the Federal court will watch
the workings of the co-ops, which
organization is said to be under
going a housecleaning, and if said
housekeeping is not accomplished,
somethings further may be heard
from the court.
The traffic in pardons alleged to
have been charged against t'rison
Superintendent George Ross Pou and
Pardon Commissioner H. Hoyle Sink"
by Prison Chaplain W. S. Shacklette
were not sustained at the meeting
last week. The trustees of the pris
on found themselves without power
to investigate the charges as to Mr.
Sink, as he is responsible only to the
Governor, and after inviting Mr.
Shacklette to talk, which that official
declined to do after denying he had
made, the charges against Mr. Pou
and that he had filed only information
not charges, the board adjourned. It
notified Mr. Shacklette and all other
parties that if there were any charg
es to be made against prison officials
to make them and the board would
immediately consider them.
Another angle entered into the in
quiry however for at the request oil
Goijernor McLean, Attorney General
Brummitt appeared at the meeting
and notified all concerned the Govern
or had directed him to investigate the
charges against Mr. Sink. All par
ties agreeing to attend such investi
gation, Mr. Brummitt named Tues
day, April fi
as the date of the in-
Another audit of State prison was
issued during the week, nut aside
from being a mass of figures, to the
average- man, it means little. The
figures take into account this und
thai- method of accounting in order
to show State prison operating at a
profit, but it is said the net result
of the whole is that there is a profit
on the "accrual" basis of financing
but on the "cash" basis, and this is
busis which Governor McLean claims
he is oneratimr. the State under, there
is a deficit. The State prison contain -
ues to be one section of the State
government under Gov. McLean
which is operating under the "ac -
crual" basis of financing1. In the
face of newspaper attacks on the
audit, Governor McLean issued a
statement defending the audit and
expressing pleasure with the man- 1 Across tne 1'igeon river irom i ai
agentent of the prison in 1925. j ton, in the Thickcty district, it is
The Salary and Wage Commission I proposed to build a primary school
announced Friday that it had increas- , building while further on between
ed the salaries of 37 employees at , Austin's Vhapel and Beaverdam, on a
its March meeting with a total beautiful site of about six acres that,
amount increase of $8,060. A num- has already been purchased, there will
ber of departments shared in the in-, be erected a model and standard de
crease, jmentary school that will be equal to
The request of the Western Union any in the State, .which will be the
for an increase of rates throughout j community center for the neighbor
the State has again been set for May hoods of Austin's Chapel, Beaverdam,
Western Union wants to
make a general increase
about 13 per cent.
Governor McLean is still consid
ering the request of representative
women for a'survcy of working con
ditions of .women in industry in the
State. The Governor expressed him
self as believing the women wanted
a federal agency to make the survey
to which the women have replied they
. , w)lj, -j "resnon-
The income tax collections for
March ran over five million dollars
Aiarcn ran over live uiiii.v. uv"
which was an increase of more than
a million ond a half over March of
last year. This mass of money more
than wipes out the deficit in the gen
WILL eral fund of the' State.
j Radio trouble which has been both
' ering Raleigh citizens in the form of
interference is being investigated by
Congressman Pou, who is trying to
get an expert from Washington to
come here and locate the trouble.
The text books of the school may not
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ajJKim .1 iilMiiinrit iuli'"'' k.tr
a Big Boost
When Commissioners Call Elections
in Two Townships.
On Monday, April 5, while in reg
ular session, the Hoard of Commis
sioners called election for schools in
two townships i l Haywood County
upon tho petition for such elections
being filed with them from the voters
of the districts affected and approved
by the Board-of Education in regular
session. The elections were called for
May 2f, l'.2.
As this is the second and perhaps
the most important step yet taken to-
ward carrying out the county wide
plan of organization of the schools,
some information, in more detail, may
not be out of place at this time. As
the people of the townships involved
will have to pass on these proposi
tions, they are entitled to know just
what is to be the plan of consolidation
as far as it can be worked out this
far in advance.
In ill avei'dam township, the propo
sition is to issue bonds to the amount
of $2.r.l),000.00 for the purpose of pro
viding as near as possible an equal
ization of educational apportunity in
the township. To provide this equal
ization, there will have to be a cen
tral high school that will take care of
at least five hundred high school
students, the esimatcd number from
Beaverdam township that will be
ready for high school within thf next
few years. As feeders to thin high
school, there will have to be located
in the township, at convenient points,
at least three standard elementary
schools and three primary schools to
take care of the large number of
Children that will be crowding the
class rooms oi inose scnoois in in it
eration for the high school.
TJiis central high school will have
to be fireproof and contain at least
sixteen class rooms and equipped
with all that is necessary to make it)
one of the best small high schools in,
the county. It must be conveniently
'located with grounds sufficiently large
to furnish facilities for athletic ac-
Itivities and inside equipment for the
! nest work that can
be done in any I
1 North Carolina high school,
! Besides this splendid high school,
; the six elementary schools, if there
; are to be six, must be located at points
j most convenient and accessible to the
j children they are to serve. In West
Canton, or more properly speaking
: the Patton district, it is proposed to
' erect a brick building costing about
.$30,000.00 having eight class rooms,
a principal's office, and an auditorium
I that will seat four hundred people.
I lhat school win noumiess oe expecuo
j to take c.nre of all pupils now in the
i Patton district and ' those in Fiber-
ille section of Canton. It will be
, made a standard elementary school
i from the very beginning furnished
1 with all the equipment necessary to
j make it standard.
and Norm Hominy. inis Dunning
will probably have ten class rooms, a
principal's office, and an auditorium
that will seat five hundred people.
At North Hominy, it is proposed to
have a nice and well equipped pri
mary school for the small children
that will, not go to the larger school
In the Bear Wallow or Long Branch near tnc Hiram Rogers school which
section, a primary school with good wjj sorve as a junior high school and
equipment will be maintained as itServe aso the elementary grades in
is difficult to take the small children that particular section. It is not pro
from that district to other schools. pOSed to abandon any of the schools
The house already there will proba- tAt are now in operation outside of
bly(be so altered and repaired as to the immediate Hiram Rogers district
make it fully suitable for the work'uniess by constnt it will be the Cove,
there, or an entirely new house will ( the present Hiram Rogers, and the
be built. : Noland schools. If that is done, the
Noah's Chapel and Dutch Cove are consolidated school will have about
likely to be consolidated and a seven two hundred students ond seven
rpom brick building erected at a point
most convient to both districts. High
school students from these districts
will be transported to the central high
school. Dutch Cove and Noah's Chap-
i el will perhaps have enough pupils
I to start off with a school of six teach-
The annual meeting of the stock
holders of the Wayoesville Library
Association, Incorporated, was held
at the Library building on 1 uesday,
April fith, at 10 o'clock.
Reports covering the year's work
were read by the officers and chair
men of the various conimitlt s.
Immediately following tho meeting,
the Board of Directors came into
session and the regular business of
that body was transacted. The fol
lowing officers were elected:
President, Mrs. J. R. Morgan; Vice
President, Mrs. J. H. Way; Treasurer,
Mrs. Will Shelton; Secretary, Miss
At this meeting, it was voted to
nsk all the clubs of the city and the
fraternal organizations, to place the
Library on their budget list and to
make a yearly contribution to the
book fund, so that it may be possible
to keep our book shelves up to date,
and to meet the needs and desires of
the reading public.
Following are the names of
'organizations and the director
pointed to represent the Library
fore that body:
D. A. U.'s Mrs. B. J. Sloan.
U. I) (Vs Mrs. J. II. Way.
Music Clul) Miss Quinlan.
Sulgrave Club Mrs. W. L. Hardin.
Civic League Mrs. W. L. Hardin.
Woman's Club Mrs. Harden How
ell. Community Club Mrs. Will Shel
ton. The president appointed a commit
tee composed of Mrs. W. C. Allen,
Miss Grace Bowles, and Mrs. John
Smathers, to devise, ways and means
the men's organiza
tions of the city.
TWO NEW MEN ADDED TO
DUCKWORTH MOTOR CO.
Medford Leatherwood, a well known
young man from this section, has
joined the sales force of Duckworth
Motor Company. Mr. Leatherwood
is very enthusiastic about his new
work and is confident that he has
the best product to sell as well as a
good company to work for. Watch
this young man make good.
Mr. George Taylor is now con
nected with the service department
of the local Ford dealer, Duckworth
Motor Company. Mr. Taylor is an
experienced man and has lots of
friends in Waynesville who are pleas
ed to see him succeeding so well.
MR. MOORE FOR COMMISSIONER.
Mr. f. A. Moore has announced
hls c.andidacy for commissioner u,
Haywood county. He is very popular
ovl,,. th(, C(iunty nd would make a
s,m.n,ij,l county official. He hails
; from pjKoon township and it is tho
first time that )u, n;ls for an
eis and ub.vut 115 students.
Altogether the vision of the re-or--ganized
and consolidated Beaverdam
Township Special School Taxing Dis
trict is quite rosy. With a central
high school in the city of Canton that
will care for all the children of tho
township that can qualify for entrance
three consolidated elementary schools
that will reach the standard type at
the. start, and two primary schools of
a type that will reach the require
ment for schools of that character,
Beaverdam will have an ideal situa
tion that will challenge the ndniira
tion of the State.
At the other end of the county, in
Fines Creek township where the sec-
ond election for May 25 has been
; ca0(i the proposition is to have a
; union school at some convenient point
teachers. The proposition is to build
a house costing about $30,000.00
which will do the high school work
for all of Fines Creek township and
the lower part of White Oak town-