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VANKSVILLE. HAYWOOD COUNY, NORTH CAROLINA THURSDAY, MAY 13, 1926
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Dr. Rankin On
If all the voters of Haywood coun
ty could have heard the magnificent
address of Dr. W. S. Rankin at the
Waynesville Methodist church the
other night, there would be no ques
tion as to the outcome of the ap
poaching election for a county hos
pital, for no man with a soul, could
listen to such a discourse of logic
nd reason, so forcibly and eloquent
.'ly presented, and go out and cast his
vote against the sick people o our
- Dr. Rankin is in charge of the hos
pital and orphanage sections of the
J. B. Duke Endowment Fund, and
came to Waynesville to address the
Tenth District Medical Society. In
his opening remarks he emphasized
the needs of hospital facilities in the
rural communities of North Carolina.
Using government statistics, he
showed that out of each thousand in
habitants, there are from twenty to
thirty sick every day in the year, so
Haywood county, with a population
of twenty-five thousand, would have
over five hundred people sick every
day. According to hospital authori
ties, said the doctor, ten per rent of
sick people are so sick that they
should have hospital treatment, so
in Haywood county we have fifty
people, every day in the year, so sick
that they should have hospital treat
ment. Dr. Rankin explained the plan of
the Duke Foundation, in regard to
assistance they propose to give to
public hospitals where charity cases
are treated. This assistance he class
ified under three heads: (1) Finan
cial, this will be an actual cash do
nation toward helping pay the ex
penses of each bed occupied by a
charity patient. (2) Information that
will permit the lowering of cost of
operation of hospitals, and result in
great saving to both hospitals and
patients. In this connection Dr.
Rankin showed how each hospital
receiving aid from the Duke Fund
will have the benefit of the experi
ence of every other hospital in the
group, and this will result in the
operation of every hospital in the
group at the lowest possible cost, con
sistent with efficient service. (3) By
teaching the interpretation of sick
ness. Here the doctor gave many of
his hearers something new to think
about. Some interpret sickness as a
punishment for sin. If this were
true, why do little ones get sick and
die? Old superstition has vanished,
and now we know that sickness is not
a punishment for sin. Some tell us
that a merciful God ordered sickness
and death to enforce the law of the
survival of the fittest. If you think
of man merely as an animal, this
theory will work, but "if you do not
think of him merely as an animal,
it will not work, and we all admit
now that there is something higher
in man than purely a physical being.
The doctor then related the incident
of Jesus and His disciples coming
upon a man who was blind from his
birth. And his disciples asked Him,
saying: "Master, who did sin, this
man or his parents, that he was born
blind?" Jesus answerd, "neither
hath this man sinned nor his parents,
but that the works of God should be
made manifest in him." Dr. Rankin
stated that if Vu take a child and
rear it where it would never see
illness, misfortune or suffering, it
would not know or feel such a thing
as sympathy. So out of sleekness
and suffering comes sympathy, and
'out of sympathy comes love, and out
of love comes service, and out of
service comes sacrifice and self-de-
. nial. So it takes illness and suffer
ing to develop in us the most beau
tiful thing in character; sympathy.
Thus, said the speaker, when we have
moulded Mr. Duke's plan, not with
brick and stone, but with human ser
vice, into the building of character,
we will have 'attained his desire.
While listening to this explanation
of the vast plan of this great bene
factor, we could not help but com
pare him with some of the citizens
of our own county. While Mr. Duke
gave millions that the poor people of
his native state, whom he didn't even
know, might have the comforts of
hospital treatment when sick, certain
citizens of our county, who have ac
cumulated more of this world's goods
than they or their families will ever
need, are using their utmost efforts
to induce their poor neighbors, many
of whom would not have to pay on
Cr. Georp R.
Noted Methodist Preacher Dies Sud
denly After Severe Illness.
(By David Rankin Barbee.) ...
A great many people in North Car
olina and throughout the South will
sincerely mourn the death oj Rev.
George R. Stuart, D. D pastor of
the First Methodist Church of Birm
ingham. Dr. Stuart, according to
press dispatches, died suddenly in
Birmingham Tuesday following a
He was one of the foremost figures
in Southern Methodism. A native-of
Tennessee, he early became a Metho
dist preacher, marrying the daugh
ter of the famous Tennessee .Jetho-
dist divine, Dr. David Sullins. After
a brilliant career as a pastor and
educator, he left the presidency of
Centenary college at Cleveland, Tenn.,
and joined the late Sam P. Jones of
Georgia as co-evangelist, touring the
whole country with that unique char
acter. Both were humorists and men
of rare pulpit eloquence, and they
had a long and profitable ministry
Dr. Stuart was also a notable plat
form lecturer, and was a favorite not
only in the South, but at numerous
chautauquas in the North and Middle
West. He was also a tremendous
force in the civic affairs of Tennessee
and Alabama, being among the ear
liest of the prohibition speakers of
When the great laymen's conven
tion at Chattanooga in 1908 projected
a summer assembly grounds in the
mountains of North Carolina, Dr
Stuart became interested in the pro
ject and devoted much of his time to
its development. For nearly two de
cades he gave the best that was in
him of time and brain and money to
that enterprise and much of its sup-
cess was due to his untiring labors
His son-in-law, J. Dale Stentz, is and
has long been the superintendent of
It was in the pastorate that Dr
Stuart probably did his most endur
ing work. At Centenary church in
Chattanooga he had a ministry of
marvellous success, and after he re
tired from evangelistic work and be
came the pastor of the First Metho
dist church at Birmingham he entered
upon what his friends consider the
final and greatest phase of hU unu
sual career. He built up a great
congregation and Sunday school and
himself became the leading spirit in
Birmingham. His voice was nil pow
erful in the affairs of that community,
and it was always cast on the side of
There was much of the eternal
youth in Dr. Stuart. He was a charm
ing man, and he was always spoken.
of, even at the height of his fameests, they naturally try to keep the
by his first name, something he liked price of labor down to enlarge their
very much. He never rose above tho J profits, which are truly enormous.
people, and they were among the
staunchest of his friends.
It is going to be difficult to fill his
unique place, for lie was a unique
man in many ways. He was among
the earliest of Southern preachers'
to adopt the radio in his church and
his sermons were heard by many
thousands every Sunday night.
CARD OF THANKS.
Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Whitner wish
to extend thanks to their many
friends for their expressions of sym
pathy, also for the many beautiful
floral tributes sent to their son, Lloyd,
who died May 10, 1926.
WALTER T. CRAWFORD RECEIV.
Mr. Walter T. Crawford, son of the
late Congressman W.T.Crawford, has
returned home to spend his vacation
this summer with his mother, Mm. W,
He spent three years in the United
States Army and was stationed in
Honolulu where he was promoted
from a private to the rank of cor
poral. During the past term he has been
a student at .Mars Hill Cj11t- He
was chosen anniversary Jeb-;r for
the next year from the Philomathiain
Society and was presented with the
T. L. Johnson debater's medal.
He expects to study law and will
probably make his home in his na
tive town, Waynesville. Exchange.
penny of tax on hospital bonds, to
vote against a county hospital.. Where j
is the soul of such a man 7
A Letter From
H. G. Stone
Rangoon, India, April 8, 1926.
Dear Mr. Band and Staff:
Thought I would not wait till I
arrived at the Holy Land to write
you. So here goes another billet
doux. On account of the small war
on in China, we did not get to Peking,
the capital. However, we visited two
other countries not on our itinerary.
Namely, Korea and Borneo, which
are not usually visited by the large
transit boats. In fact pur boat was
the largest vessel of the kind to stop
at Korea and even then we had to
go in tendeis some eight miles from
where the ship anchored, then sixty
miles into the interior to Seouh, the
'.capital of Korea where we were as
much of a curiosity to the natives as
they were to us. It was some sight
to see a line of Ricksha's over mile
long going down their pricipal street
and! the street being lined with na
tive Koreans in their peculiar dress.
The men wear small plug hats and
Mother Hubbards. They did not take
to us Americans so well. They said
the women wore funny looking hats,
had large noses and exposed too much
of their limbs.
Then we got in with them bad from
the start. The Chamber of Commerce
presented each of us with a small red
chysanthemum, the prominent Japa
nese flower, and the Koreans heartily
detest the Japanese who are in con
trast over Korea. So when we tried
to be friendly with them, they showed
they did not like the idea of our wear
ing the Japanese flower in the button
holes of our coats. I think I men
tioned in a previous letter how favor
ably impressed we all were By the
friendliness of the Japanese through
out Japan. Well, you can take it
from me that this friendliness is one
big part of their training, and it is
to cover up the' main idea to get the
advantage of you sooner or later.
They are tricky and will lie to beaf
the band, (perhaps our Mountaineer
The Chinese are mora open and
honest. They will, of course, try to
make the best of a trade, but once
they give you their word, they will
carry out their obligations to the
We enjoyed very much such parts
of China that we could get to. In
Shanghai the day we landed about
one thousand engaged in n scrap and
a number were killed and injured. So
many strikes are on. The Chinese
students who have traveled and stud
ied in the United Statei, return to
their main land and tell about how
much labor is paid in the States, gets
the laboring classes here dissatisfied
and they are causing lots of trouble.
Hong Kong being under British
control or rather larger money inter.
especially in the opium trade. I saw
plenty of opium joints and gambling
dens. We went up the river from
Hong Kong about 50 miles to a place
called Macao, pronounced My-cow,
this is next to Monte Carlo as- a gam
bling resort. There was quite a bit
of money changing hands here, and
of course some of our crowd had to
mix in it just to show how really
wicked they could be away from home.
At Singapore, India, we were one
whole day in the rubber forests.
Firestone of the Firestone Rubber
Co. at Akron, Ohio owns the largest
plantations here. The Malay Pen
insular produces about one-half the
world's supply of rubber, also of
tin. It was interesting to see the
natives working in these thousands
of acres of rubber trees. It is very
similar to our turpintine industry in
Georgia and Florida. Each morning
they use a sharp edged tool in mak
ing a slanting scrape on the trees and
immediately a 'milky white substance
extends and runs down this scraped
out incline into a small one-half pint
porcelain cup. In about two minutes
this white substance is hard and . has
the usual consistence of our commer
cial rubber. .These cup of crude rub
ber are emptied into larger vessels
and- taken to the different large
houses to go through certain process
es preparatory to being shipped. I
took a number of kodak pictures of
the different stages of the manufac
ture of rubber, and I may be able to
make my own automobile tires when
I get home maybe!
Our visit to Barneo was interesting.
I saw the original wild man of Barneo
(Continued on another page.) .
News From Raleigh
(By M. L. ShiDman.)
Hjaleigh, N. C, May 10. Spring
fevfr and more of it gripped Raleigh
during the paHt week and the Capital
City settled down and took things
easy after the rectic week of the
State Convention. Nothing of great
importance 'happened in official cir
cles and generally the ime condi
The State Fair directors .met and
elected J. R. Weatherspoon of Raleigh
as president succeeding the late Wil
liam A. Hart of Tarboro. Mr. Weath
erspoon has aided and led in theplans
for a new fair site and is expected to
prve a great leader in founding the
new fair along lines which will meet
, Interesting matters came before
thai Democrats of Wake county with
the attack of Judge Calvert of the
o L; . . . .
superior tourt on tne "convitcd gam
blers and bootleggers" elected on the
Wake County Democratic Executive
committee as being an insult to the
Democracy. The immediate result of
this attack was the resigning of two
members from the committee, they
being both convicted for gambling
and prohibition violations respective
ly. The local fight for judge and so
licitors is pretty hot with Judge Cal
vert having to contest his seat
against two others and Solicitor
Evans, who has been relentless in his
crusade for law enforcement being
A new prison chaplain will be
chosen on May 11 by the Prison Trus
tees. The Board "fired Chaplain W.
S. Shacklette last month after an in
vestigation had started of some
charge filed by Shacklette against
Pardon-" Commissioner Sink.
The State will now borrow $2,500,-
000 for schools in anticipation of
bond issues. The Council of State
has authorized Treasurer Lacy to
borrow the money which will be
loaned to the various counties for
The damage to the peach crop?
which has been variously estimated. at
from nothing to 75 per cent will again
be surveyed by experts this week
with a view to ascertaining exact
The Highway Commission received
heavy blow with the resignation
during the week of Charles M. Up
ham, chief state highway engineer.
Ho resigned to become managing di
rector of the American Road Build
ers Association and consulting engin
eer for the republic of Mexico. He
will be succeeded on June first by
Leslie R. Ames, who has made an
enviable record as Mr. Upham's as
sistant during the five years the lat
ter has directed the road work under
The Highway Commission re
ceived bids aggregating two and a
half million dollars on 18 projects in
volving two bridges and 157.95 miles
of improved highways.
Former Governor Morrison bids for
$1,000 the famous price Jersey "Ral
eigh's Farmers Glory" at an auction
sale at State College. Two years ago
the owner of the bull had an offer of
$27,500 for the animal, which has
since passed out of his hands because
of financial reverses.
Kentucky has copied North Caro
lian in passing legislation creating
the office of pardon commissioner, a
post which was created in this Statp
by the 1925 legislature at request f
The candy manufacturers of job
bers of the State met here Saturday
in annual convention and it was de
clared that the passage of the pro
hibtion law has caused the consump
tion of candy to materially increase.
The farmers are now deciding the
fate of co-operative marketing in this
section so far as tobacco goes. They
are now electing the board of trus
tees of the Tri-State Co-operative j
Association and signifying whether
they wish the organization to contin
ue. The Supreme Court has granted a
new trial to convicted murderer be
cause the Supreme Court held that
nnHit!nn nf mind had some effect on
action as well as physical condition.!
The man had alleged. the man had
alleged the woman he is charged with
killing committeed suicide because of
fear of the birth of a child of which
he was the father.
The validity of bond issues to com
ply with the six months school term
(Continued on another page.)
Million Fish at
Waynesville, N. C, May 6. Mem
bers of the State Fisheries Commis
sion, friends and newspapermen this
morning visited the hatchery near
Balsam, were guests of the Waynes
ville Chamber of Commerce for lunch
eon, and held a business session in
the court room during the afternoon.
Waynesville business men joined in
extending a welcome to the state fish
commissioners and exhibited the same
hospitality shown doctors, compris
ing the Tenth District Medical So
ciety, entertained here yesterday.
More than a hundred interested cit
izens gathered here and at the hatch
ery in advance of the arrival of the
commissioners, and after all assem
bled on the lawn at the hatchery, F.
J. Rieger, superintendent, announced
an itinerary which permitted the
commissioners and visitors to in
spect every detail of the work at the
state's largest hatchery, which this
year will distribute over a million
Praise Rieger's Work.
The entire morning was spent at
the hatchery, which has been admi
rably located on State Highway No.
10, about six miles west of Waynes
nesville, and on the east side of Bal
sam bap. Experienced fishermen
present were enthusiastic in their
praise of the work of Superintendent
Rieger and emphasis was laid upon
the quality and quantity of fish pro
duced at this hatchery.
A new pond, 62 feet in diameter
with earth bottom, is in course of
construction, and when completed will
be used to accommodate a portion of
the brood stock after the spawning
period. This pond is located near
stock ponds constructed along lines
designated by Superintendent Rieger
and involve an entirely new idea for
hatcheries. They are in a line along
the gentle slope of the hatchery
grounds and a natural cascade is
formed between each concrete pond.
The depth and ariation of water is
thus easily controlled and transfer
ring is expedited.
Urgent need of more coverings for
the ponds was evident to the com
missioners and when a new fence,
also declared necessary is construct
ed, the new removable and wce.ther-
proof covers will be eonstruct?d.
The hatchery was established in
1922 during Governor Morrison's ad
ministration, comprises about 12
acres, and cost between twenty-five
and thirty thousand dollars.
Million Fish Annually.
The reason for the establishment of
the hatchery was the production of
trout to be used for stocking streams
in Western North Carolina, including
the rainbow, brook or mountain, nnd
lake trout varieties.
This year production will be around
one million fish of the three kinds,
and already applications in th; hands
of the commission number over 700.
It will be impossible to fill al! . the
applications, but every endeavor to
get all around will be made.
Production of rainbow this year
will be small, on account of the fed
eral government supplying only a
sufficient number of eggs to produce
125,000. There will be 850,000 moun
tain trout produced this year.
The lake trout is an experiment in
this part of the country, but its use
is being approached with confidence.
Out of 11,000 eggs 10,500 have been
hatched and these will be placed ill
the lakes with deeper water. The
lake trout inhabit deep water and
have been known to grow to weigh
100 to 150 pounds. Since they arc
not allowed to mature they are more
generally found to weigh around 25
pounds. It is believed they will af
ford wonderful fishing in this part
of the country even if they aTe not
permitted to get beyond five pounds.
They are game, and fishermen who
have fished for them pronounce the
Following inspection of the hatch
ery the party returned to thjs city
and in the basement of the Methodist
church, were served an elaborate din
ner by the ladies of the Woman's
Missionary Society, Circle No. 2,.
under the direction of Mrs. R. Q.
McCracken and paid for by the
Chamber of Commerce
J. T. Mangum proved an admira
ble toastmaster and started the fish
stories agoing. They were interrpt
ed, however, by Frank H. Stedman,
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Sunday the 9th Mr. James Lindsey
celebrated his 57th birthday with a
sumptuous dinner. The table was
beautifully decorated for the occa
sion, the centerpiece being a large
cake holding 57 candles. Those pres
ent were, his daughters, Mrs. Cora
Beck and Miss Virginia Lindsey of
Baisiu'.;, Miss Myrtle Lindsey and his
son, Mr. Lawrence Lindsey of Ashe
ville; other guests wore Mr. and Mrs.
Elsie Green, Miss Violet Ford and
Sergt. Joe Dlearo of Asheville. Mr.
Lindsey was the recipient of many
Mrs. J. A. Glantz is visiting her
daughter, Mrs. Charles Penland, near
Miss Alma Foster has returned
from a most delightful visit with her
aunt, Mrs. Maud Mehaffcy, at Rich
Mr. Hill Gissler has returned U
Newark, N. J., after spending several
weeks here with his parents and sis
ter. Mrs. W. S. Christy has returned
from un extended visit with relatives
in Georgia and Florida.
Mrs. J. W.Culbertson spent the
week-end with relatives here enroute
to her home at Almond from tho
Mission Hospital in Asheville.
Mr. and Mrs. Odell Queen und chil
dren returned Sunday from a visit to
her brother, Mr. Vernice Quiett at
Round Bottom above Ravensford.
Capt. Ordway and his crew left
Monday for Toxaway where they will
do construction work on Highway No.
28, having completed their work here
I on Highway No. 10.
Mr. and Mrs. D. W. Ensley and son,
Mr. Corbett Ensley motored to Sylca
, Monday afternoon.
Mr. Robert Crawford has a young
j chicken with four perfect legs and
j feet and it is growing and doing well,
j It is a wonderful "quadruped fowl."
I Mother's Day was observed by the
Methodist Sunday school last Sunday.
Mr. M. C. Green and family were
guests of Mrs, R. J. Bryson Sunday.
ELEVEN YEARS RECTOR OF
GRACE EPISCOPAL CHURCH.
On Sunday, May 23rd, the Rever
end Albert New will have completed
his eleventh year as Rector of "Grace
Church in the Mountains." Mr. New
came here from Weldon and bean
his ministry as Rector of Waynesville
on the 23rd of May, 1915. Only three
active Rectors in this Diocese have
longer Rectorates to record.
To commemorate the close of the
eleventh and the beginning of a
twelfth as Rector, the service on
Sunday morning, 23rd inst., will be
arranged accordingly. An interesting
program is now being prepared, and
will be published in next week's Moun
taineer. The many friends of the Rev. Mr.
New are most cordially invited to
join with him in Divine Worship on
CARD OF THANKS.
Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Marshall desira
to take this means of expressing their
Sincere appreciation of the great
kindnesses and sympathy of their
friends in Waynesville on the occa
sion of the passing of their brother,
Robert G. A. Love.
THE HIGH SCHOOL HAS CLOS
ING EXERCISES mp, 2!Tli.
The Faculty add Graduating Class
Waynesville Township High School
request the honor of your pi es' nee
Monday evening, May twenty-fourth
Nineteen hundred twenty-six
High School Auditorium.
REV. J. M. ROWLAND TO LEC
TURE SATURDAY NIGHT.
"What I have seen in Palestine"
will be the subject of a lecture to be
delivered Saturday night, May 15th,
in the assembly hall of Candler High
school by Rev. J. M. Rowland of
Dr. Rowland is a lecturer of pe
culiar charm and abilty, and intimate
ly acquainted with the Holy Land
where he has traveled extensively.
He has devoted years to the study of
antiquity, and his lectures have long
been regarded as among the most il
luminating expositions of that land
given in this country.