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Volume XXXVIII. " Number 13
WAYNESVILLE; HAYWOOD COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA THURSDAY, APRIL 29, 1926
$2.00 a Year in Advance, $2.50 if not so Paid
of the Library
To Meet Here
Furniture Hurt By
Lack Of Timber
News From Raleigh
Secretary's Report for the Year 1925-1926.
In looking back over the ygar.just
passed, though financially it has been
a hard fight, on the whole it has prov
ed to be a fairly successful one.
We started out the year with two
new directors, Mrs. W. C. Allen and
Miss Marion Boggs, both of whom
have been most! interested and helpful
The average attendance of directors
at the quarterly meetings has . been
larger than in njany years here-to-fore.
At the September meeting all
being present but one.
In September our much esteemed
president sent in her resignation, but
this the board absolutely refused to
Children's Book Week was observed
as usual. The women's clubs of the
town responding with liberal dona
tions. As stated before,, financially we
have been very hard pushed. How
ever, we have succeeded- in paying
the running expenses of the Library
and we are honing for better things
in the future.
Signed Alice Crosby Quinlan,
Treasurerreport for Year Knding
February 28, 1926.
Balance in bank March 1, 1925 $100.33
Subscriptions , 272.00
Fees and Fines -- 130.(K
Lost Books 10.40
D. A. R. . 10.00
Woman's Club 10.00
Community Club 10.00
Mr. Price - 10.00
Town of Waynesville 51.15
Librarian's salary 268.60
Janitor's Salary 34.40
P. O. Box Rent 3 00
Supplies . 8.75
L. A. Miller (Plumbing) 22.95
Cleaning (Labor) --- 6.60
Coal - 8.50
Express and Freight on bodks 6:22
Balance in Bank $ 80.00
Signed, L. B. Palmer,
Since th"e above report was render
ed, two insurance policies have been
paid, leaving a balance at present of
Report of House Committee.
At the annual meeting of the Li
brary Board I was elected chairman
of the House Committee, and acting
in that capacity, I beg to submit the
following report. .
The general house cleaning was
done in June, and by' the co-operation
of mot of the board, we were ablu to
complete the work in one day. fcvery
rart of the building was thoroughly
cleaned. As the. walls and wood
work had been put in good condition
the previous year, it was not neces
sary to" re-touch them.
In the early fall I had Mr. L. A.
Miller install the stove, and make
ready for the coming season.
t have endeavored to attend as
many board meetings as possible,
advising the janitor always to have
the room clean and comfortably heat
ed. Mrs. Shelton kindly ordered the
coal and kindling for the' writer.
Mrs. W. L.Hanfin,
V Chairman House Committee.'
Report of" Publicity Committee.
At the beginning of the year the
publicity committee resolved to keep
the Library and its activities before
the public as much as possible.
Whenever new books were' placed
on the Library shelves an announce
ment was put in the paper, and in
some instances a brief resume was
given of books that might prove to be
of special interest. '
Beginning the first of November,
for a period of six weeks, articles ap
peared each week in the paper fea
turing Children's Book Week, and
announci plans for observing it in
the sch' '-. , : .. '
The committee feels indebted to Mr.
Band for his generosity in printing
the- various items, and especially the
papers ...written by the school chil
dren during the "ChiMren'i' Book
(Continued on another page.) ,
The coming of Dr. Watson S. Rank
in, Medical Director of the Duke
Foundation, to Waynesville, May 5th
to attend the sessions of the Tenth
District Medical Association affords
our people an opportunity to become
well advised as to the purposes of
the splendid benefaction created and
so munificently endowed by the late
James Duke which we feel sure the
people will take advantage of Dr.
Rankin was, from 1909 to less than
two years since, when the Duke En
dowment was created, Secretary of
the North Carolina State Board of
Health and is widely known both in
state and nation as one of the fore
most sanitary authorities. Loaned
by the State Board of Health three
years ago for a year's service to
combined American Health interests,
Dr. Rankin spent a year as traveling
consultant on public health problems
with the 83 largest cities of the U. S.,
following which period he assumed
the duties of medical member of the 1
Duke Foundation with offices in
Charlotte. The original endowment
of Mr. Duke was placed at $10,000,
000.00 with provision for increasing
it to double that amount. Later by
the terms of his will it was imme
diately increased to a greater sum
that originally contemplated.
While Mr. Duke was a loyal Meth
odist the purpose of his benefaction
is extended far beyond the confines
of his denomination as a reference
to the subjoined list shows.
The income from the Foundation
is annually" expended as provided in
Mr. Duke's will as follows:
Duke University, Durham, N. C,
Hospital in N. C. and S. C, 32.
Orphanages in N. C. and S. C, 10.
Build Rural ;Ohurches in N.C.,
Help Mountain Churches in N. C,
Superanuated Ministers in N. C,
Davidson College, near Charlotte,
N. C, (Presbyterian) 5.
Furman University, Greenville, S.
C, (Baptist) 5.
Johnson-Smith University, Char
lotte, N. C, (Negro) 4.
Following the afternoon session cf
the medical society with the Presi
dent, Dr. F. M. Davis, Canton, N. C,
there will be a dinner served the
members of the association in the l'
dining hall of the Methodist church
in Waynesville at 6 P. M. and imme-
diatelv thereafter at 7 o'clock sham.
Dr. Rankin will address the visiting
physicians and community at large
in the chapel of the new Methodist
ill liiit: Lliuj'i yjM. liiv ivrt mvuivuiov
church. The people of the entire
community are cordially invited to;men ar" delightfully balanced by a
be present and to improve this splen-1 well-chosen series of lighter crea
did apportunity to hear Dr. Rankin tions, folk-songs, and spirituals. The
.... . i ., ' i rottnt anil Vila afnflT tiawn nnsliir.arl
ana iuiiy acquaint tnemseives wiui;
aims and purposes of the directors
of this great Foundation.
WAYNESVILLE) MUSIC LOVERS.
Waynesville music lovers will have
an opportunity to hear the cele
brated University of North Carolina
Glee Club on the evening of May 3,
when the Athletic Association of the
high school will sponsor a concert
given by the well known organiza
tion in the aunditorium of the Cen
tral High school at 8:00.
In choosing the University singers
for its musical program, the Athletic
Association has made an excellent
selection. Perhaps no other glee
club in the country enjoys as envi
able a reputation as that of this
unique feature of the music depart
ment at the historic institution.
There, in an atmosphere of sacred
traditions and illustrious pasts, Paul
John Weaver, prominent University
musician of unusual talent, has built of
up from a body of one hundred and'T,
twenty-five candidates, a choral or
ganization of sixty mdmbers pos-
remarkable fineness and vocal
ability. From this number, a select
company of thirty or forty men are
making trips of the season. The
large company toute ensemble, sings
in Chapel HiH.
An especial feature of the program
which will be executed here is a num
ber of selections by the club's guest
artist, T. Smith McCorkle, popular
University violin director. Mr. Mc
Corkle, who is endowed with unusuai
musical talent, has'had a most suc
cessful career since his association
Waynesville people will also be in-
Hon. P. V. Massey is a native
j the staunchest Democrats in the Jtate.
a man who is known for his honesty, integrity and sincerity. In asking for
a second term as Treasurer of Haywood county friends feel
that Mr. Massey is not only entitled to this office on account of his efficiency
and splendid, record but also because it has always been generally under
stood that any one who held this office was entitled to at least a secorfd
term. Mr. Massey will not have any opposition it is pretfy generally un
derstood. Mr. P. V. Massey is one of the most accommodating gentlemen in the
fficial life of Haywood county.
terested to know that C. A. Lee,
junior at the university and promi
nent young man of this city, will ac
company the organization, in Sts visit
to this city. By . dint of careful
studying and deserving work, he has
won a place in the famous company,
an accomplishment of which his
friends may be justly proud.
Exquisite music which Mr. Weav
er's proteges have so thoroughly
mastered, and the widely praised
concerts of the organization, are in
dicative of the results which may be
obtained from a company of young
men who- under the tutoring of an
artist, nave glimpsed the vision of l
true music and vocal expression. The
almost heavenly ascents achieved in
ithe classical number rendered by the;
a club which is recognized as a peer
of the St. Olaf and Westminster
Choirs; its appearances throughout
the country have met with storms
of praise for the splendid influence
and work of the company.
GRACE EPISCOPAL CHURCH.
In place of the usuaj Sunday night
sermon Mrs. D. D. Taber, national
educational worker, will address the
congregation May 2nd at 8 o'clock.
Mrs. Taber comes as a representa-
jtives of the National Council of the
Protestant Episcopal Church, and is
working in the interest of the
Everybody ia cordially invited.
Miss' Louise Green was married
to Mr. Lowry Odell Ferguson, Thurs
day afternoon, April 29, at the home
the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs.
L. Green, bn Boyd avenue. Rev.
C. T. Tew, pastor of the First Bap
tist church, performed the ceremony
in the presence of only the inti
mate) friends of the young couple.
'. Mrs. Ferguson is the daughter "of
Mr. and Mrs. T, L. Green, and has a
wide circle of friends' who will be
interested to learn of her marriage.
She is a young lady of many charms
and accomplishments. She was edu
cated in the Waynesville high school
and further continued her studies at
N. C. C. W. in Greensboro.
Mr., Ferguson is a prosperous young
business man of many .fine qualities
After a short honeymoon Mr. and
jMrs. Ferguson will be at home to.hoori at 3:30 with Mrs. Horace
their friends in Waynesville.
P. V. M ASSEY. J
is known as one of
A hardworking tiller of the soil and
Held Annually I'nder the Auspices of
of the Community Club.
Now is the time to plan your en
try for the Flower Show to be held
in August. The largest and best
show yet exhibited is anticipated by
those in charge. Many inquiries are
coming in from persona who have not
heret ofore made entries. I.ook over
the following list and see what ap
peals to you most and make youi
plans to have your flowers the larg
est and most beautiful. For any in
formation relative to the cultivation
i of flowers or the show, nhone Misa
The following prize list shoulJ in-
terest all who grow flowers:
Largest collection of different va
rieties of flowers, $10.00.
Best display of dahlias, $10.00.
Finest single specimen of dahlias,
Finest old fashioned bouquet, $2.50.
Most artistic combination of two
different varieties, $2.00.
" Most artistic combination of three
different varieties, $2.00.
Best display of snap dragon, $2.00.
Best display zinias, $2.00.
Best display marigolds, $2.00.
Best display floxgloves, $2.00.
Best display calendulas, $2.00.
Best display nasturtiums, $2.00.
Best display roses, $2.00.
Best display sweet peas, $2.00.
Best dispTay gladioli, $2.00.
Finest single specimen gladioli,
Best primulus gladioli, $2.00.
Best display delphiniums, $2.00.
Best display larkspur, $2.00.
Best display phlox, $2.00.
Best display ragged robins, $2.00.
Best display straw flowers, $2.00.
Best display .of asters, $2.00,
. Best display of house plants, $2.00.
The handsomest fern, $2.00. )
The most attractive window or
porch box, $5.00.
1 t - Caroline ' M. Altstaetter,
Mrs. Robt. Coin,
Mrs. Will Shelton,
Mrs. Floyd Rippetoe, J-,
'Miss Sarah Thomas.1 .
THE MUSIC CLUB TO MEET.
The Music Department of the Wo-
man's Club will meet. Friday after-
(By M. L. Shipman.)
, Raleigh, N.C., April 26. The "un
der the surface political murmerings,
evidenced by the riling of candidacies
for office and the holding of the coun
conventions, was about ihe most im
portant event at the C.ipital duiing
the week. The political battles will
soon be aired in print. On the sur
face the week was about as quite as
any expenrieiiced at the Capital City
and was excellent for early fishing.
The fever of spring was in the air,
and business suffered correspondingly.
The expiration of the time limit,
Saturday night, for filing of office to
be run in the primaries this summer,
found a large number of contested
offices, chiefly among the solicitors
and judges and those state senatorial
candidacies which are required to be
filed at Raleigh. With the top offices,
i nly a few contests were in sight and
those chiefly between Democrats and
Republicans lather than within the
Democratic party ami the results, of
eours!', are foregone conclusions. Sen
ator Overman upparcutly changed
mind about not maintaining an or
ganization to fight the candidacy of
Hob Kc-ynotds for during the week he
opened an office in Raleigh. RcnoUls,
meanwhile, is campaigning the state.
For Senator, the tilings showed
Overman and Reynolds would be op
posed on the Republican side by
Johnson J. Hayes on the Republican
ticket. There are several contests
slated between the Democrats and
Republicans for Congress while the
Supreme Court will name a chief
justice and three associate justices.
Chief Justice Stacy will be opposed
by former congressman James J.
Britt of Asheville. The only other
Republican filing for a place on the
court is Herbert F. Seewell of Car
thage. Corporation Commissioner
Allen J. Maxwell will be opposed by
J. J. Jenkins of Chatham. A number
of contests are indicated in the races
for Superior Court judges, solicitors
and State senators.
State Forestry week was celebrat
ed throughout the state last week.
The Governor and officials of thj de
partment of conservation and devel
opment issued a number of state
ments dwelling on various phases of
forest conservation. The value of
the forests from a number of angles
was stressed by the articles which
were published each day in the papers
of the state.
. The Tobacco Co-ops will attempt a
new form of organization by signing
up the Old of Bright Belt growers
into a separate organization. The
Tri-State organization is taking no
part in the new organization work as
it is prohibited from any activities of
this kind by court order. If the new
organization is effected th-j Tn-State
organization automatically will fade
from the picture as this will cut off
the greut proportion of growers of
Virginia and North Carolina and the
South Carolina growers already have
severed themselves from the asso
ciation. The recent frost is estimated to
have done from 25 to 75 per cent
damage to the peach crops of the
The Democrats held county meet
ings last Saturday to name delegates
to the State convention.
The State Democratic convention
will be held this week at Raleigh on
Thursday. W. C. Femister of New
ton will deliver the keynote address.
Nothing startling is expected to de
velop at the meeting as everything
is very quiet. A new state execu
tive committee is to be named and
the present chairman John C. Daw
son, has no opposition for re-election.
R. B. House, secretary of the State .
Historical Commission resigned dur-,
ing the week to become executive sec
retary of the University of North
Carolina. Mr. House has made a j
name for himself as the officer of the
commission and it will be hard to re
The damage suit of A. L. Ormond
against W. B. Cole, growing out of
the latters killing of Bill Ormond has
been set for trial in June.
Former Governor Frank O. Low-,
den of Illino3 delivered three ad
dresses in the state during the week,
pleading for the support of co-opeN j
ative marketing as the "best bet"
of the farmers. t
Bob Reynolds has rcnlied to the
qucstionaire of the State Federation
(Continued on another page.)
Forestry Conservation Chief Warns
of Vanishing Lumber Supply.
Raleigh, N. C, April 20 (A. P.)
North Carolina's furniture industry is
threatened by the State's vanishing
timber supply, declared Major Wadu
H. Phillips, director of the North
Carolina Conservation and Develop
ment Department, olii'
"The statement was ir.ud" in con
nection with the deivii' nient's activ
ities during the present National
"North Carolina i.; slowly losing;
ground in the lumber industry." said
Major Philips. "Seventeen years agi
our State ranked fourth in lumber
cut, today we stand eleventh n the
United Slates and sovnth aiiring the
Southern states. The furniture indus
try of North Carolina is being threat
ened by our vanishing timber supply.
Some of the remedy's for the situa
tion emphasized by .Mr. I'hilip-- are
tire prevention, D'nteclicni if yi'Un
t niher, and refoivM :nio':.
"That had forest fire in Surry coun
ty could have tr.vi; nrevtnted or at
least controlled," oe said. "The Con
servation and I) vclnpinent Depart
ment urged the Surry county author
ities last year to '-o operate in settinjr
up a tire preverti hi organiz ition, but
they dccl'ned to do o o'l grounds of
"Our i.nestr, epi esent a crop which
should be mad? to grow again. We
insure our houses Our timber wealili
is of equal importance.
Other States Awr.ke.
"Other states arc awako on this
' c . ious problem," said Director Phil
ips. And he pointed out that I'enn
rylvania put out l(),00(),(l0u new trees
last year, and that Massachusetts,
has state forests, county forests, and
more than 5 municipal forests.
"If this is good business for Penn
sylvania and Massachusetts, whose
drastic program shows they waited
too long, it is all the more important
that our people act vigorously and
promptly to conserve our forests, the
most important item of our State's
MISS WEAVER HONORED WED
The oporators of the local telephone
exchange honored Miss Bessie Weav
er who has been transferred to Char
lotte, with a delightful farewell party
Wednesday evening at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. S. H. Keller.
Cards and dancing were enjoyed
by the guests until a late hour.
Hot Chocolate and sandwiches were
served to about twenty-five guests
who were present for the affair.
TOWNSHIP TAX LISTERS.
Waynesville, Graden Ferguson.
Clyde, W. G. Byers.
Beaverdam, LeRoy Willis.
Pigeon, Mrs. A. J. Garner.
Iron Duff, J. Manson Medford.
Jonathan's Creek, J. R. Boyd, Jr.
East Fork, Thos. L. Michal.
Cecil, J. F. Justice.
Ivy Hill. Mrs. Jack Campbell.
Cataloochee, J. I,, rainier.
Fines Creek, James Messer.
Crabtree,. F. A. Justice.
White Oak, Mrs. Grover Clark.
All listers are notified to meet the1
Board of County Commissioners on
May 1st and get their papers and in
structions for listing 1926 taxes.
DEATH OF ROBERT G. A. LOVE.
The sudden death of Mr. Robert
G. A. Love occurred in Waynesville
on last Thursday, April 22, at the
the residence of Mrs. M. C. Felmet.
Deceased was a native of Waynes
ville and he lived here all his life.
He died very suddenly caused from
leakage of the henrt.
Mr. Love was about fifty years old
and one of the best known citizens
of Waynesville. He was known as a
quiet unassuming gentleman. Unusu
ally well educated.
He leaves one sister to survive
him, Mrs. Harry C. Marshall, of
Philadelphia, besides many other
He was' a life long members of
Grace Church in the Mountains. The
funeral was held from the residence
of Dr. Sum Stringfteld.' Burial in
the Green Hill cemetery, Rev. ' Al
bert New' officiating.