Opportunity's Empire-Waynesville Altitude 2,802 feet-UnsUrpassed Natural Resources for the Location of Manufacturing Industries
Volume XXXVHL, Number 12
WAYNESVILLE, HAYWOOD COUNY. NORTH CAROLINA THURSDAY, APRIL 22, 1926
$2.00 Year in Advance, $2.50 if not ao Paid
Meeting of the
The Woman's Club met in regular
session at the home of Mrs. F. D.
Ferguson on Thursday afternoon,
The meeting opened by repeating
the Club Collect in concert. Follow
ing the roll c&tl which was respond
ed to with names of noted American
women, the miutes of the last meet
ing were read and approved.
The treasurer could not made a
realized from the play had not been
turned in and all bills had not been
settled. However she hopvs to give
a complete report at the next meeting.
A rising vote of -thanks was given
Haywood County Farmers Federa
tion leaders are launching a campaign
for additional members and for en
largement of its capital stock. The
Haywood organization began business
about six months ago with $5,000
capital stock, in temporary warehous-
complete report as all the money Les at waynesville and Clyde. Its vol
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ume of business is growing rapidly
and there is need of enlargement of
its capital to erect its own ware
houses to conform to requirements of
a steadily increasing business, which
has shown a nofable Vrowth in vol-
the cast and all the ladies who ume smce tne first of January. Its
worked so faithfully for the play. I business in March amounted to $12,-
The club expressed their appre-1 890.46, representing more that a hun
ciation to those who so kindly af-'drecl Per cent increase in two months,
forded music for the occasion. I For the first ten days in April it
Mrs. McDowell read the report handled business amounting to more
which she had delivered to the Dis- than $5,000.
trict President. She also read a
letter from Mrs. McKee concerning
the State Federation meeting in
Asheville and inviting our club to
attend. Mrs. D. M. Killian and Mrs.
C. F. Kirkpatrick were elected dele
gates to the meeting.
Miss Robina Miller reported that
she had received a letter from the,
National Forestry Association asking
that we observe Forestry Week which
begins April 18tb.
Mrs. F. D. Ferguson and Mrs. J.
H. Howell insisted that we finish our
work of putting out trees along the
highways. A motion was carried to
leave the matter to Mrs. Clarence
Miller, Jr., Third Vice President. The
ladies favored getting the trees
from our local mountains rather than
from far away nurseries. Following
this was a discussion of shrubbery
fop the High School grounds and the j four years ago, especially the oppor
beautif ying of an ''unattractive and tunities for much greater develop-
conspicuous spot above the depot, ment ana service under lurther
The Third Vice President was given growth and expansion of its activities.
federation Launches Camoairn fnr I a vxtttiotttt t in iv. ..-i;it.1: ,
v m..u. w.i. , I IB J niiioiuun, me cimuiauiijf gem, encasea in a set
Federation Assisting WW ui uiumiiea peaxs, in a playground or rare appeal
that must please the fancy of the visitor bent upon di
version in a region unspoiled by the hand of man.
, Waynesville, the beautiful, is the pivot of a vast domain form
erly the hunting grounds of Cherokee braves. More white ad
mirers of the great open spaces Have roamed through its virgin
forests, listened to the splash of a streams and climbed its lofty
peaks than all the Redmen whothunted their food and battled
their foes in its sheltered valleys.; .
With the creation of national parks and forests, the Dublic has
manifested a growing desire to, inhale the natural beauties of the
wild. Waynesville, at the very threshold of the proposed Great
Smoky Mountain National Park offers every convenience to fur
ther the enjoyment of her guests. Climatic conditions, especially
in summer, are ideal. The days fire warm but never oppiesive,
and at night double blankets are. apt to be needed. The high
elevation of from 2,700 to 3,000 feet makes Waynesville the hight
est incorporated city in' eastern America. In the background the
towering Balsams and Great Smokies rise to 6,000 feet.
FOR nearly one hundred miles eastward on either hand for
est crested mountains pierce the sky, culminating in Mt.
Mitchell, 6,711 feet above sea level and loftiest peak in east
ern America, and westward in the Great Smokies with Mt. (Juyot
6.636 feet; Richland Balsam, nine miles distant, 6,540 feet; Water
Knob, ten miles, 6,400 feet; Jones Knob, horseback trail nine
miles, 6,309 feet; Plott's Balsam, horseback trail, eight miles,
6,225 feet, and innumerable' other summits crowned by Mt. Le
Conte, rising in purple robed majestic in eastern Tennessee.
Within a short distance of Waynesville are fully twenty peaks
over six thousand feet high.
The recreational possibilities of this elevated area may better
be imagined, than discribed. For many years the horse ruled as
undisputed king in this primival realm, but within recent years
the motor car, through the agency of hard surfaced hichwavs.
i h?fs phiillAnorpH hia nntlinritv ITnwovov rrocAlina will trmcn-t
fTZ HUnCmbe eeTfot. ''C'7S"' vacationist to the lower levels. ,To ascend the highest peake, he
nH 7 Vi must Park nis ur and depend upon sure-footed mountain horse-
attention and werp frpnnont v . ... . .... . v
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puuiueu. me program comDinea
amusement, entertainment and in
struction in such manner as to em
phasize effectively the constructive
achievements of the federation since
its initial organization at Fairview
On invitation from leaders of the
Haywood federation the Buncombe
county federation "clown" and speak
ers gave entertainments in four town
ships last week Johnathan's CreeTt;
Iron Duff, Fines Creek and Crabtree.
James G. K. McClure, Jr., president
of the Buncombe federation, and J.
Zeb Green, editor of Farmers Feder
ation News; H. A. Osborne, president
of the Haywood federation, and T. L.
Gwyn, director, made short talks at
News From Raleigh
the authority to proceed with both
Mr. McClure made impressive and
forceful presentations of the history
The president urged the ladies to and activities of the original organi-
The election of officers followed the
usual business proceedings. The en
tire board 1 was re-elected which was
President, Mrs. C. H. McDowell.
1st Vice President, Mrs. R. L.
2nd Vice President, Mrs. E. S.
3rd Vice President, Mrs. Clarence
Recording Secretary, Mrs. J. W.
Corresponding Secretary, Mrs. F.
D. Ferguson. .,
Treasurer, Miss Robina Miller.
Chairman of Education, Miss Bes
Chairman of Health, Mrs. Theo
Mrs. Blackwell's term of office hav
ing expired Mrs. Bess Penny was
elected chairman of Art.
Miss Helen Marshall was elected
Current Events were read by Mrs.
Following adjournment a delicious
ice course was served by the hostess.
The next meeting was held, at
the home of Mrs. R. H. Blackewll,
zation and outlined the unlimited pos
sibilities for growth and enlargement
of co-operative efforts through these
constructive organizations which are
owned and controlled by farmers.
Messrs. Osborne and Gwyn, of the
Haywood federation, outlined the
campaign for enlargement of the
membership in Haywood county.
The Buncombe "clowns" were Har
ry Roberts, S. C. Clapp, Church Crow
ell and S. F. Ruth, with Prof. Miles
Marsh acting as ringmaster. Their
discussion represented the main fea
ture of the meeting.
The Cole orchestra maintained well
its reputation for rendering snappy
selections with violin, banjo and
of Music, Mrs. C. F.
of Social Service, Mrs.
MISS WEAVER TRANSFERRED
TO CHARLOTTE. .
Miss Bessie Weaver, who has-been
manager of the local Bell Telephone
Company for the past year, has been
transferred, to Charlotte, with her
services to begin there about thelst-of
Junev She has' been' promoted toa's
sistant cashier of the Southern! Bell
Telephone . Company, which is a great
honor, in addition to being a respon
sible position to be held by 4 lady.
Mr. W. L. Lampkin, a former man
ager of the telephone office, has been
appointed to succeed , Miss Weaver,
his work to begin shortly.
Miss Weaver hag had a very sue
ST. MARK'S DAY IN GRACE EPIS
gret her departure. ; Miss Weaver
has made numerous friends since
she has made Waynesville her home,
who will also be sorry to learn that
she Is leaving this community, al
though they will be pleased to learn
of her promotion.
Mr. Lampkin has Mr. J. Wagner of
Wlhston.Salem as his assistant.
Sunday, April 25th, is the festival
of Saint Mark, though no- of the
twelve Apostles wrote the second of
the four Gospels. This is a "red
letter" day of the church, on which
the altar and furnishing are robed in
red, the color for Martyrs.
The Rector, Rev. Albert New, will
hold, services as follows:
8' A. M. Holy Communion.
10 A. M. Church School in the Parish-
House.; The Bible class under
the direction of Mr. C. R. Thomas, j
will study St. r-am taiten to nome.
Actfs 27, verses 21-44.
Sermons on the life and work and
character of St. Mark will be delivr
ered by the Rector at 11 A. M. and
8 P. M.
Everybody is cordially invited.
If you ar-i interested in handwoveh
rag rugs, ic will pay you to go to the
home of Mrs. W. R. Harbeck On
Pigeon street and inspect the many
beautiful ones on sale there for the
benefit of the Woman's Auxiliary, of
the Presbyterian church. ' Owing to
the fact that they were allotted to
the various circles, the work has been
cessful year, and her employees reldone much .earlier than ver before
and they may be' found In all colors
and sizes' at $1.25 per yard,
'' In addition to the ruga, there are
sofa pillows, chair back covers, table
runners and bath mats.
If you are fixing up a summer cot
tage or re-furnishing your porch, here
is an opportunity to do it in a way
appropriate to this mountain section.
Many of the choicest bits of beauty demand that eques
trians dismount and walk. ,
AYNESVILLE is quite easy of access, being within twen
ty-four hours ride by rail of most points east of the
Mississippi River via the Southern Railway, "The Prem
ier Carrier of the South." Several national highways also con
verge in this section, where many miles of concrete highways
take the work and worry out of motoring for thousands of visi
tors yearly. Busses that resemble parlor cars in their appoint
ments run hourly from the city of Asheville to Waynesville over
North Carolina State Highway Number 10.
The chief national highways passing near Waynesville , are as
follows: State Highway No. 10 from New Bern, N. C, to Murphy,
N. C, thence to Atlanta; the Appalachian Scenic Highway from
Quebec and Montreal to the Gulf and New Orlean ; the Lonesome
Pine Tram from Ironton, O., via Greenville, Tenn., Hot Springs
N. C, and through Waynesville to Atlanta via Franklin. N. C.
and State Highway No. 284 from Greenville, Tenn.. to Greenville
S. C, through beautiful Pisgah National Forest, once a part of the
tamous Butmore estate created by the late George W. Vanderbilt
INTERESTING objectives for the motorist, aside from natural
features, lie within a few hours' drive of Waynesville, named
for Gen. Anthony Wayne, of Revolutionary fame. Mt. Pis
gah, dominating the Pisgah National Forest and Mt. Mitchell offer
a full day's pleasure with excellent roads leading to the tops of
Lake Junaluska, designated in honor of the celebrated Chero
kee chieftain, is but three miles distant. Junaluska is known as
the summer capital of Southern Methodism, the Chautauqua, of
the bouth. Leaders in the American world of religious thought
gather here each summer and the development of church history
jrom year to year can be trace m their utterances. The founders
of the Summer Assembly composed af number of the laity and
ministers of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, have achiev
ed not only the holding of great -conferences, but the development
of a large community of summer homes. The lake covers 250
acres, affording Waynesville visitors excellent boating, bathing,
and fishing .for" black bass. An excellent nine-hole golf course
near the edare of Lake Junaluska, enables lovers of this pastime
to improve tneir game
HE author of one of the greatest educational endowments
in world history provided that a new endeavor should be
born at Lake Junaluska next summer. James Buchanan
Duke, for whom Duke University is named, shortly befbre his
death, set aside a sum for maintenance of a summer school at
Lake Junaluska. The 'faculty will consist if instructors from
leading universities of the country and it is expected that this will
oecome one oi the foremost institutions of the kind.
At Canton the largest pulp mill in the world is of speciai inter
est to visitors. The largest single unit of America's hardwood
supply is m the Southern Appalachian region and thousands of
acres are being cut by the Champion Fibre Company. The tim
ber is taken to Canton, where it is made into paper pulp. The
lactory employs over one thousand men and is a vital factor in
the community lifpL' ' .
Waynesville - ihirty1 miles southwest of Asheville, the best
advertisisdcity m the South. Nearby is Balsam, the highest rail
way station1 east of the Rockies, with an elevation of over four
thousand' eet. - Eagles Nest Drive, nearly a mile above sea level,
is a favorite route for motorists and horseback riders.
EAR the North Carolina-Tennessee state line is located
Yellow Hill, center of the Cherokee Indian reservation.
Here live . the 'descendants of Redmen who resisted de
portation to Indian Territory nearly biye hundred years ago. Their
interests are ably looked after by government agents and sym
pathetic instructors, and the people are a credit to the community.
They are industrious Their brighly hued baskets and pottery are
sold throughout Western North Carolina and their agricultural
crops are not Inconsiderable. .
The Qierokees are fond of sports and are learning to compete
with their white brothers in this respect. Indian ball is their
national game and the sport is well worth watching. In Asheville
and Greensboro their archers have competed creditably with golf
professionals. Targets were set up, at each green and in several
instances the Indians gave the golfers a run for their money. The
(By M. L. Shipman.)
Raleigh, April 19. The agitation
for more safeguards against fires in
state institutions, the report of the
treasury of the state showing a sur
plus in line with the Governor's pre
dictions, and other matters interested
residents of the Capital City during
the week. Rumblings under the sur
face of political happenings yet to
come rcmuincd under cover this week
though considerable activity is ex
The report of the state treasurer
and auditor showing a cash balance
in the general fund of the state of
$3,217,38G as of March 31, was a tri
umph for Governor McLean. Last
year when the Governor took oftice
he pledged a balanced budget with
income controlling expenditures if the
Legislature gave him the power to
make it effective. The Legislature
Rave him the power, but during the
last three months of l'.25 the treas
ury showed an increasing deficit. Mr.
McLean was not worried, however,
and predicted the income collections
would safely carry the state past.
There remain now but about three
months of the present fiscal year and
there is a surplus in the treasury of
three and a quarter millions.. If the
rate of expenditure of the past sev
eral months is not exceeded, the state
will have sufficient funds to end the
fiscal year even and possibly with a
a surplus. The Governor is reported
to be tremendously pleased with the
showing, as he has a right to be for
it is the successful carrying out of
his "cash" basis of financing as op
posed to the Morrisonism plan of
The agitation for safeguards for
the wards of the state in hospitals
and other institutions grew during
the week because of the fire at state
Hospital which fortunately did not
cause any loss in life. A demand
for sprinkler systems, fire walls and
other safeguards has been made and
the matter doubtless will go before
the next General Assembly. It ap
pears, from the statement of Fire
Marshal Grockwell, that a number of
state buildings should be safeguarded
and he is hoping the state will act
before some fire of the propositions of
that of ten days ago takes a tremen
dous toll in life. He believes in "bet
ter safe than sorry."
The ever increasing toll that ac
cidents and the like are taking of
human life in North Carolina is il
lustrated in the report of the State
Board of Health for March when 112
lost their lives, 40 of these being
by fire. Homicides, drowning, acci
dents and suicides and fire and other
causes take a large toll every month
and officials are issuing those figure;
Local News from
There was a sad gloom over the
community when the news weny out
that Mrs. Dock Ratcliff had passed
away at her home at ten o'clock A.
M. Tuesday the thirteenth ofter a
few days illness in her fiftv-ninth
year. While she had been in ill health
for a number of years she had gained
her usual healthiind was able to per
form her household duties when at
tacked with influenza which resulted
in pneumonia which brought the end.
Funeral services were conducted at
the M. E. Church by her pastor, Rev.
Mr. Christ, assisted by Rev. Frank
Siler and the Rev. Mr. Rose, a re
turned missionary from China, in thp
presence of a large congregation of
friends and relatives showing the
high esteem she was held in the com
munity. She leaves a husband and
three daughters, several brothers and
sisters and grandchildren and a host
of friends to mour her loss.
Mrs. John Dyer (Aunt Katty) a
well known and highly respected wo
man, passed away at the home of
her stepdaughter, Mis. Pink Mitchell,
in Hazelwood in her ninetieth year
She was buried in Ratcliff Cove cem
etery the eighth, Rev. Frank B.
Yandcll of Hazelwood, officiating.
Considering the backward sprint;
the farmers are very much up witlv
their work. Oats are about all sowed,
most corn land ready for the har
row, potato planting is about oyer,
gardening is receiving special atten
tion. Grass is showing up well to
the satisfaction of the farmers as the
feed supply is almost cxausted. Wheat
is looking fine; there is at present a
a very encouraging prospect for a
good fruit crop.
The public school after a very suc
cessful year's work under the man
agement of Mr. R. C. Francis and
Miss Tucker will close the 23rd.
A MESSAGE FROM GALILEE AT
WAYNEWOOD LAST WEEK.
Did you see the reel last week en
titled: A Message From Galilee?
It was a vivid picture of the great
saving work of the'Near East Relief.
There were pictures of' thousands of
happy healthy children rescued and
cared tor by the kind hearted I'ricnd.-i
of America. i
There's was a message of thanks
giving lor what America had done-
for them, and the plea that we might
stand bv them a little longer until
they should be old enough and strong
enough to go forth and care for themselves.
And there were the pictures of
many helpless, hungry ones, sick and
hungry, in the refuge camps, plead
ing and hoping that rich favored
America would take them to her
in the hope the people will be more . heart and give them a chance to live
careful. and grow strong and happy like the
Wiley M. 1'erson nas announeeu
his candidacy for Judge of this dis
trict to succeed Judge Thomas H.
Calvert, Colonel Person said when
Judge Calvert decided the tn-btate
Tobacco Co-op suit against him that
he would see the Judge had opposi
tion and he makes good the promise.
Person is a great antagonist of co
W. B. Cooper, former lieutenant
governor of North Carolina ,will get
n new trial as a result of a decision
handed down by the court of appeals
at Richmond. Cooper is under in
dictment for misusing funds of the
Commercial National Bank of Wil
mington which failed sometime ago.
While the Governor is still seeking
a wave length for a state broadcast
ing station, Will Wynne of the1 Wynne
Radio Station here is still ready for
the executive to use his wave length
and believes it will fit the bill. The
Governor appears doubtful. George
Ross of the department of Agricul-f
ture has resigned as a director of the
Tri-State Tobacco Growers Co-oper-tive
Association. The Governor has i
not appointed a successor. Almost a
billion of life insurance was written
in North Carolina last year, and is
an evidence that the people afe pro
tecting their families as never before.
This was an increase of fifty-one
million over the previous year. The
State Hospital wing , destroyed by
fire last week will be rebuilt and ar
chitects are' at present working on , The Farmers Federation of Hay.
pians. ine pauem wm oe carea iot wood has been verv active of Utp.
in temporary quarters until the new , Tuesday abdul J15.0O0 wnrtl. nf
building is erected. ' ; R. R. Reynolds, chickens and eggs'. A car or one
canaiaate ior tne Senate aeainst hundroil mH Airt ,...,. f ,,
(Continued on another page.) . shipped from Waynesville. ' '
other children she is caring for.
Many of you had a part last year
in this good work. Will you not come
to their help again? And those of
you who did not have a part in this
work saving little children who look
to us for life, will you not join us?
Let us not cause their simple child
ish faith in us to be disappointed nor
lose the blessing of Him who said:
"Inasmuch as ye did it unto the least
of these yet did it unto me."
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un-sim-a mere a man Wlin SOUI SO
So unmoved by human need,
A child's plaintive cry for bread
Will fall on ears so dulled by greed
And heart so cold as not to heed
The hungry children's plea?
If such there be, he doth belie
The noble Christian's creed:
"As ye failed to do for these
Ye failed to do for Me."
S. R. CROCKETT,
County Chairman N. E. R.
waynesville: music club
" TO MEET.
Mrs. Grady Boyd will be hostess
to the Waynesville Music Club at the
Hotel Waynesville Wednesday, April
28, at 3:30.