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Volume XXXVIU. Number 111
In Medicine and Surgery in Haywood
A half century ago when Waynes
ville had perhaps 250 inhabitants, Dr.
G. D. S. Allen of blessed memory was
"our doctor." Dr. S. L. Love and Dr.
H. M. Rogers also lived in Waynes
ville, but neither practiced much, and
about this time Dr. Love was elected
State Auditor and removed to Ral
eigh, while Dr. Rogers went into the
mercantile business with Capt. Alden
Howell in the wooden building where
Miss Siler long had her millinery
shop and which was torn down to
make room for the present handsome
building of the Citizens Bank & Trust
Company. v. ..,.,
At this time and for many years
after, the medical practice of the
town and surrounding country devolv
ed on Dr. Allen, and he was never
known to fail to respond to a call for
help. On horseback, over what were
trails rather than roads and trails
which in the winter were almost im
passable for wheeled vehicles unless
drawn by at least four horses, he
brought help and comfort to his peo
ple. His practice covered both forks
of Richland Creek and went down
Scott's Creek and up to East LaPorte
and Caney Fork, Jonathan's Creek,
Cataloochee, Iron Duff, Fines Creek,
and Crabtree; both forks of Pigeon,
what are now Canton and Clyde. In
short Dr. Allen's "parish" covered the
whole of Haywood county and occa
sionally spilled over the edges. For
a long time he was the only physician
in the county, but Dr. J. M. Mease
established himself at Canton In the
late 70's and Dr. H. N. Wells came
to Clyde about the same time.
As a small boy I knew Dr. Allen
and his good wife well and was often
at their house. I had for Dr. Allen
an equally great respect, admiration
and affection. To me, a small boy,
he had an enormous knowledge of
natural things, and it is quite pos
sible that my admiration for his
knowledge of natural history started
me in what has been my life work.
But after all it was as a physician
that he is best remembered. He
brought most of the men and women
of my generation into the world, and
with his comforting presence he
made as easy as possible the going
away of those elders whose calls
had come. He was literally the be
loved physician, and like the "Doc
tor of the Old School" in Ian Mac
laren's book, "Beside the Bonnie
Brier Bush," he was a credit to the
But Dr. Allen was in another sense
a "doctor of the old school" his idea
of medicine was cure. In this, how
ever, he was no whit behind the oth
er physicians of his time, for in
that days no medical man had any
idea of his science other than the
curing of sick bodies. It was only
in the 70's that Pasteur dicovered
bacteria to be the agents of decay,
and Lister had not yet carried the
idea into medicine that these min
ute plants ' cause suppuration of
wounds. And Dr. G. D. S. Allen
lived and died a doctor of the old
school, and went to his reward and
to those of us who knew and loved
him there is no doubt as to what the
reward was for this man whose life
had one of service.
But his son, Dr. R. L. Allen of the
present day, studied medicine and
took his father's place. ' However, he'
was trained in a new medicine. Discov
ery after discovery (.whereof the end
is not yet) had shown that bacteria
and protozoa those smallest ani
mals and plants, invisible save under
the highest powers of the microscope
were the causative agents of dis
ease and death. With- this "new
learning" the science and art of
medicine have been revolutionized
and the curing of disease has become
secondary to its prevention. Apd so
our Dr. R. L. Allen in his private
practice and in his years of service
as health officer for the county' has
sought to prevent disease in the very
Tallies where his father sought only
cure it. . .' . ,-, .
However, not only has 'there come
about a changed view point in med
icine, but also in Surgery, though in
it has come more slowly. Dr. Gw D.
S. Allea was in the old days our sur
geon as well as our "physician, but
his surgery was confined to perform
ing those operations that had to be
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Restful Hour Inn
A large audience greeted the above
1 1 x -. i : i , i l .
iixjai biuuue au me mgn scnooi auui- j
torium on f nday evening of last week
when the latter presented "The Rest
ful Hour Tea Room." The play was
sponsored by the Waynesville Wo
man's Club, and was well received.
The sum which was realized will go
toward the club house fund.
The players were coached by the
efficient Mrs. Kenney, who also di-
directed the stage, the setting of
which was beautiful indeed. The ap-'
pointments of a real up-to-date tea
room being visible, while the sei v-
ing ro6m and tea room behind por
tieres at either end.
The audience was delighted with :
several musical numbers between
acta. "Mazie" was sung by Miss Ida
I Brown, who responded to a hearty
! encore with "Mollie Darling," which
prepared the audience for the closing !
scene when "Dr. Telfair" should
whisper ''Mollie, darling" to the ro-
, mantic "Mollie Thornton." close of the first year of the adminis-
Mrs. Rogers Boone tfang "Marvis tration of the public school system of
and Merle" and was also encored. 1 Haywood county by the present
I After which she sang "Love's Whis-' Board of Education that assumed of
per." Mrs. Horace Keener gave a , fice on the first Monday in April, 1925.
piano solo and the Waynesville Or-!
chestra gave several beautiful se
lections. The cast was made up of the follow-
ing ladies and gentlemen, half of i between April 1 and July 1, was able
them being native born Haywood i to show by a balance sheet that a
'county people: Dr. C. H. McDowell, 'surplus will remain at the end of the
as Richard Huntley; rich uncle of Ma-i year of more than $12,000.
jrion Wheatley, one of the stars; Mrs. "For the purpose of a full under
!W. L. Kirkpatrick was Honora Demp-! standing of the situation," stated Su
! sey, an endurance regulator, who pro- J perintendent Allen, "the May budget
j ceeded to regulate not only the hired j provides for three funds for the op
i help, but the egotistic financial backer ! eration . and maintenance of the six
of the enterprise; Gregory Blunt,
which part was taken by Mr. W. A.
Band and Mrs. Kenney. Mrs. Kenney
as the phototype ' of a whimsical,
blustering old man was a scream. ! went on to say that the May budget
There were several other screams 'as made out by the Board of Educa
these among the help which for a I tion and approved by the Board of
time were such a perplexing problem. County Commissioners for the pres
The proprietor of the tea room, Prof. I ent year apportioned for salaries of
' Christopher Bunn, otherwise Mr. ! teachers, principals, superintendent,
; Chas. Neal, maintained wohderful t and the per diem of the Board of Ed
equilibrium and pride, notwithstand- j ucation the sum of $127,784.73. The
Jing his added burden of a nagging, j total expenditures for salaries to
excitable and highly nervous help- j date and the estimated expenditures
mate Amanda, who o f the stage is j for the remainder of the year amount
!Mrs. W. T. Crawford; the endurance to $118,111.37, thus leaving an ex-
talger, Carrie was Miss Fannie Pearl pected surplus in the salary fund of
i Campbell; the fat boy an endurance $9,673.36 as of July 1, 1926.
! eater, Earl Messer; the drowsy
sleepwalker, Lavinia, was Miss Anna
Gordon McDowell; Miss Marion
Morse as Cora, impersonated well the j
old Southern cook and Miss Ruth !
Tew as Gertie acted well as section I
boss of the crew; Mr. B. O. Aiken as j
Dr. Telfair, and everybody's friends,
turned out to be more than a friend
to Mollie Thournton, whose double '
alias was Marion Wheatley, novelist
and Miss Bessie JJoyd in real me.
GRACE EPISCOPAL CHURCH SER
VICES. On Sunday, April 18th, the wor
ship of the day will begin at 8. A. M.,
with the service of Holy Communion.
At 10 A. M. the Church School will
convene in the Parish House, and the '
Hon. Chas. R. Thomas will address
the Bible Class on "Paul's Appeal to
Uaesar, based on acis
19 to 32.
The Rector, Rev. Albert New, will
preach at 11 A. M. and again at 8
p. M. I
Immediately after the evening ser-
vice the vestry will meet in the Rec-'
tor's study. Several important ques-1
tions will come up before this vestry j
meetintr. and every member of the .
vestry is urged to be present.
Rev. ALBERT NEW,
MISS DAVIS HOSTESS TO SMALL
Miss Isabelle Davis entertained at
a small, but beautifully appointed
dinner party Saturday night at her
home on Walnut street. Miss Davis
used as her color motif yellow and
white which was carried out in de
tail in the four courses that were
.Miss Davis' guest list included hef
most intimate friepds who were:
Misses Elizabeth Smathers and Grace
Hipps, Messrs. Walter Hurt of Ashe
ville, Donald Hyatt and Melvin
Reeves. ' - i .
Misses Dorothy Thomas, anie Love
Mitchell, Janie Reeves and Diana
Black -motored to Asheville Saturday ,
afternoon to attend the bridge party .
by Mrs., William Kimberly.
WAYNESVILLE, HAYWOOD COUNTY. NORTH CAROLINA THURSDAY, APRIL
At the April meeting of the Board
of Ediication of Haywood county,
Superintendent' WmJ C. Allen made a
preliminary report of the administra
tion of the public schools for the cur
rent term, showing the fnancial
status as it was on April l, and as
it will be expected to appear on June
30, the end of the fiscal year.
All the schools have completed the
six months term, ioth those that op
erate only for six months and those
that run longer on account of a
local tax, with the exception of Rock
Spring in Crabtree township which
began late last fall because the new
building was not completed, and which
nas 'now one more month of the six
months term to run. , y
As the May budget was made for a
six months term only, and as all ex
penses of the six months term have
been paid except one month of the
Rock Spring school, a fairly accurate
report was possible on April 1, the
Superintendent Allen, after checking
the vouchers that have been issued
against the May budget and estimat
ing the few others that will come in
months term, namely the salary fund,
the operating and equipment fund,
arid the fund for the payment of
bonds and loans." Mr., Allen then
"For the operating and equipment
fund," continued Mr. Allen in giving
out this report, "the May budget
apportioned $42,497.71 to meet the
expenses of operating the schools in
every way except the payment of
salaries, and after payment of all
vouchers issued and to be issued by
the end of the fiscal year, June 30,
there remains a balance of $4,520.57,
making a surplus in the two funds
tha on1 nf ttia mir nf 14 1Q3Q3
l which may be taken as substantially
correct allowing lor variation of cer
tainly not over $2,000."
This is a good showing in view of
the fact that when the present board
of education entered office a year ago,
they were faced by a deficit of more
$10 000 excIusive of the Way.
nesvilIe t0WDship deficit o about
HAYWOOD INSTITUTE TO HAVE
The Alumni Association of Hay-
wood Institute is to have its first an-
nual banquet in the dining room of
Haywood Institute the last evening
of the commencement, Tuesday the
twenty-seventh of April. As the
annual dues of one dollar each are to
be used for the expenses of the ban
qilet all those who have not paid are
asked t send that amount to Miss
Grace Francis, Haywood Institute,
Clyde, N. C. '
It is not possible to write each one
a letter, but if you Lie a former stu-
dent of the high school department
or.a'graduate of this school, write
either Miss -Francis or the secretary
at oncchat ypu expect to be, at the.
Come to have a good, time with
your old school mates-.
Among the Waynesville. people at
tending Rose Ponselle's concert at the
auditorium in Asheville Monday night
were: Misses Ida Jean Brown, -Alice
Quinlan, Mary Quinlan, Nan Killian,
Marornrt StrinofielH. Mm f!hrle R
Quinlan, Mrs. J. H. Way, Sr., Mrs. B.
--o , ,
and Clyde Ray, Jr.
Chairmen of Birth
Raleigh, N. C, April 10. Dr. A. T.
Allen, North Carolina State chair-
Din for the Woodrow Wilson Birth
place Memorial, today announced the
names of, county chairmen for the
BirthplaceMemorial appeal in North
Carolina. J'he dates for the appeal in
North Carolina are the two weeks of
April 15th to 30th, as previously an
nounced by Dr. Allen.
Dr. Allen has been advised by Na
tional Headquarters at Staunton thai
North Carolina is one of the first
state in the Union to complete its
county organization, and will be
among the first to make the actual
tugium ui mc uii in juai u me
morial provides- for- the- setting apart-
as a National Woodrow Wilson
Shrine the house in Staunton in which
Woodrow Wilson was born; restora
tion of the chapel in which he was
baptized, and the erection at Staunton
of a Wilson Memorial Hall, in con
nection with Mary Baldwin College,
where Mr. Wilson's sisters and cous
ins were educated and of which Mr.
Wilson's father was chaplain during
his Staunton pastorate.
The county chairmen are:
Alexander County J. M. Oreo,
Sparta, A. C. Payne, Taylorsville.
Ashe Ira T. Johnston, Windsor;
Bertie Francis D. Winston, Wind
sor. .Bladen E, P). McCulloch, Eliza
Brunswick B. R. Page, Southport.
Buncombe Plato Ebbs, Asheville.
Cabarrus W. G. Caswell, Concord.
Caldwell V. D. Guire, Concord.
Caswell E. S. Neal, Rutfin, R.F.D.
Chatham Walter D. Siler, Pitts
boro. Cherokee John H. Dillard, Murphy
, ChoXVan R. H. Bachman, - Edenton.
Clay Allen J. Bell, Hayesville.
Cleveland I. C. Griffin, Shelby.
Culumbus F. T. Wooten, Chad
bourne. CumberlandJ John A. Oates, Fay
etteville. Currituck Mrs. D. W. Bagley,
Davie E. P. Bradley, Mcksville.
Duplin Judge H. L. Stevens, War
saw. Edgecombe C. A. Johnson, Tar
boro. Gaston A. E. Woltz, Gastonia.
Graham Bruce Slaughter, Rob
binsville. Halifax E. J. Coltrane, Roanoke
Henderson Hon. E. W. Eubank,
Jackson Mrs. E. L. McKee, Sylva.
Jones G. O. Mudge, Trenton.
McDowell Mrs. D. F. Giles, Ma
rion. Mecklenburg Wade H. Williams,
9 Lew Building, Charlotte.
Montgomery O. C. Broughton,
Moore Henry Page, Aberdeen.
New Hanover Jesse F. Roache,
Pamlico T. B. Atmore, Vandemore.
Perquimans E. E. Bundy, Hert
ford. Pitt R. C. Deal, Greenville.
Richmond W. N. Everett, Jr.,
Rowan J. F. Hurley, Salisbury.
Rutherford Capt. B. L. Smith,
Scotland W. N. McKenzie, Gibson.
Stanly R. L. Smith, Albemarle.
Stokes John L. Christian, Pin
nacle. Swain S. W. Black, Bryson City.
Transylvania T. C. Henderson,
Tyrrell W. D. Cox, Columbia.
. Wake E. B. Crow, Raleigh.
Warren Miss Anna D.. Graham,
Watauga J, M. Downum, Boone.
Wilkes-rJrank B. Hendren, Wikes
Yadkin J. T. Reece, Yadkinville.
ENROLLMENT IN CHEROKEE
INDIAN BAND EXTENDED.
The Secretary of the Interior has
extended the time for filing applica
tions for enrollment with the Eastern
Band of Cherokee Indians to May 15,
with the understanding that there will
be no further extension.
Mrs. J. F. Cabe and young grand
son, Bobbie Hamilton, who spent the
past month in Florida, returned to
their home Tuesday. Mrs. Jennie
Hamilton met them in Asheville and
accompanied them home.
tfte Location of Manufacturing Industries
Opens June 10th at Lake Junaluska
in the Mission Building.
The Mission building is an ideal
plant for this school in as much as it
has a most beautiful location over
looking the lake and commanding an
excellent view of the surrounding
Class rooms, well arranged, furn
ished complete with blackboards, com
fortable student chairs. The light
ing and ventilation are well planned.
This building also has a number of
attractive bed rooms with private or
connecting baths. Dormitory space
may also be had. Splendid meals will
Tfe- served1 at reasonable rates in the
All of the hotels and boarding
houses on the grounds are making the
very special rate of $10.00 per week
for room and board.
Brief announcement of Junaluska
Summer School, Inc., (affiliated With
Duke University), Lake Junaluska:
Benjamin Guy Childs, A.H., A. M.,
Duke University, Director.
Roland Ottia Eilgerton, A. 1?., Su
perintendent Waynesville Township
Schools, Elementary Education.
William Whitfield Elliott, B. A., M.
!A., Ph. I)., Duke University, Mathe
George Dewey Harmon, A. B., A.
M., Lehigh University, History.
Marion V. Morse, A. B. A. M.,
Supervisor Waynesville Township
Schools, Primary Education.
Hiram Earl Myers, A. B., B. D.,
Duke University, Biblical Literature.
Robert Lemuel Wiggins, A. B., M.
A., Ph. D., Randolph-Macon College,
Miss Isabel Martin, Drawing, Writ
ing, Physical Education.
Miss Frances Robeson, Elementary
John Walter McCain, Jr., A. B.,
Teaching Fellow, University of North
Carolina, Assistant in English.
J. Dale Stentz, Lake Junaluska, N.
Th It,l,,.l, c..u..i i...
win operate one term of six weeks in I
the summer of 1926. Thursday, Jum
10, is registration day, and classes
will begin promptly at 8:30, Friday
morning, June 11. the term will close
July 20, making it possible for stu
dents who desire to do so to enroll
for a second term of work at Duke
University July 21 to August 28. The
schedule will follow the Duke Univer-
sity schedule for the first term.
Students w,ll report for rogistra-
t.on at the Miss.on building, June lo,
between the hours of 10 A. M. and
..... .m u l . i. u o:ju r. m.
The work offered will include the
first four units of the North Carolina
"Uniform Curricula" for training el
ementary teachers and elementary
college work in Biblical literature,
English, history, and mathamatics.
The classes of students who can find
satisfactory work are therefore very
narrowly limited, as follows:
1. Graduates of standard high
schools who desire to obtain their
first summer school unit toward the
North Carolina Elementary B certifi
cate. 2. Teachers holding the North Car
olina Provisional Elementary or Ele
mentary B. certificate who have not
obtained credit for the first four units
of the "Uniform Curricula."
3. Teachers holding the Elementary
A certificate who have not -had credit ! ers are exempt from tuition. The
for all the work in English composi- J registration fee, paid by every stu
tion in the first four units... (These dent, is $20.00. Expenses may there
teachers will not be permitted to en- fre be estimated as follows:
roll for work other than English that Registration i $20.00
comes within the first two units. They ' Room and board 63.00
can, however, enroll for English SLI
doscribed below, which includes En-
glish 96G listed in the "Uniform Cur- j To this should be added about $5.00
riqula" for teachers holding the Ele- 'for books and probably $5.00 for mis
mentary A certificate.) cellaneous expenses, besides the tu-
4. Teachers hold the Primary or ition charge for students other than
Grammar Grade certificate of Class teachers.
C based upon experience ho have Reservation in Advance,
not had credit for the work in En- . Students should enroll as promptly
glish composition. jaa. possible. Application for reser-
5. College students desiring credit vation may be made by writing to
in Biblical literature, English history, !j. Dale Stentz,, Biisiness Manager,
or mathematics. f Lake Junaluska, N. C, indicating
Teachers who hold higher certifi- course desired and enclosing $5.00
cates based upon college training will in part payment of registration fee.
Year in Advance, $2.50 if not so Paid
News From Raleigh
(By M. L..Sh:pman.)
Raleigh, April 12. The entire west
wing of the State Hospital for tho
Insane at Dix Hill here was destroy
ed by fire on Saturday afternoon,
despite the strenuous efforts of the
Raleigh and Durham firemen to head
off the blaze, which is thought to
have started on the roof about noon.
The loss estimated by InsurancesCom-
missioner Stacey W. Wade is between
$350,000 and $100,000 and fs thought
to be fully covered by insurance. The
amount of insurance is $4-15,000 and
Governor McLean proposes to supple
ment this sum with a sufficient
amount of money to replace the old
structure with a fire-proof building.
The building destroyed was used
to house the male occupants of tho
institution, all of whom were rescued
without a mishap and will be cared
for temporarily at the State's Prison.
A totil of 1,500 patients were receiv
ing treatment at the institution and
handling them so well, in their de
mented condition, is conceded to have
been a remarakahlc feat. While the
transfer was in progress there were
curses, prayers, songs and sermons.
A pitiful sight as well as a pitiful
plight, never to be forgotten by those
who assisted in marching the unfor
tunates to safety. The work of re
building is to be started immediately.
Also it is proposed to install a sprink
ler system in the east wing for the
better protection of female inmates.
The Insurance Department recom
mended this course for the entire
plant to the last legislature, but was
told it could not be done for lack of
Robert R. (Our Bob) Reynolds of
Asheville has filed notice of his can
didacy for the United States Senate-
to succeed Senator Lee S. Overman
and paid the 50-dollar fee to the
State Board of Elections. Others to
file are: Felix E. Alley of Waynes-
! ville who is a candidate against
Congressman Zebulon Weaver in the
Tenth district; and Congressman
'John H. Kerr to succeed himself in
the Second district. Judges R. A.
I Nunn of New Bern; P. A. McElroy
"""" ' .uu.vei.ie
' nt .Ijielfvinn fili an rhn n,-n
Mrs. James M. Moody is in Hart
ford, Conn, where she was called on
account of the illness of her daugh
ter, Mrs. Fred Carey. Mrs. Moody
will remain with her daughter several
months, after which she will sneml
; the summer in Asheville with another
jdaUfhtr Mrs. Hugh D. Jolly,
1 permitted to enroll" for the "cou'rses"
in Biblp if they have nt alrend had
a co,ge oourse 0f six semester hours
jn thnt subject nm, wi be rm)m.
mended for summer school unit
completing the three courses offered.
Courses Not Offered.
There will be no work offered this
summer for superintendents, princi
pals, or high school teachers, and
there will be no work offered toward
the Master's degree.
Room and Board.
The hotels and boarding and lodg
ing place on the Southern Assembly
Grounds at Lake Junaluska have
guaranteed summer school students
board and room at the special rate of
$10.00 per week, with bCn linen furn
ished. Students will furnish their
own towels. For further information,
add ress J. Dale Stentz, Business Man
ager, Lake Junaluska, N. C.
Fees And Expenses.
Tuition charge for college students
other than teachers is $10.00. Teach-
Total, major expenses ..... .$83.00
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