Register and Vote for Hospital Bonds for Humanity's Sake
Volume XXXVIIL Number 18
WAYNESVILLE, HAYWOOD COUNY. NORTH CAROLINA THURSDAY, MAY 20, 1926
$2.00 a Year in Advisee, $2.50 if not so PaM
Vote Hopital Bonds
To my mind there are two great
outstanding reasons leading to the
Into Its Own
With the recent addition of the fol
lowing real estate firma Waynea
ville is experienciny a decided
boom: The Pinnix Development
Company, E. K. McGee & Co.,
Buell Banners Hyat, Atkins &
Neal and H. G. Stone.
Haywood county orchardists and
agriculturaists have been taking prem
iums at world, Southeastern and State
fairs for many years.
Since the Paris exposition, Hay
wood county orchard and farm pro
ducts have stood unequaled and yet
land values have shown but little
gains compared with some other sec
tions of Western N. C. There
has been, however, a steady gain in
values and good homes are to be
found in every part of the county,
with many fine residences in the
Waynesville, capital of Haywood
county, is the pivot of a vast do
main formerly the hunting ground:
of Cherokee braves, and now at the
very threshold of the great national
park offers every convenienca to
further the pleasuree cf her guests.
United Effort Pays.
That the citizens, in their govern
ment and as individuals, realize a
sense of responsibility to themselves
and their city to aid further progress,
is indicated on every side while
craftsment are erecting homes for
new business enterprises and those
which have outgrown old quarters,
and fine residences for a perpetuation
of the home ideals which have long
made Waynesville famous as a cen
ter of culture.
Topping the list of improvements
now under way is the acquirement
of the city of 6,000 acres, insuring an
adequate water supply for a cHy
more than double the Jwpulation at
Bonds totaling $175,000 have per
mitted the city administration to
extend water and sewer mains to the
city limits in all directions and give
these city conveniences to every resi
dent at a low rate.
The present administration is a
progressive but conservative one ar.d
streets have received their particular
attention, $250,000 being invested in
them, making possible the paving of
over ten miles of city streets for
Paving Starts Improvements.
It is generally believed that the
street paving program here has done
more than any other one thing to-
wara me Determent oi uie cuy. uooa
homes have sprung up as fast as
paved streets penetrated a section.
The belt line between Waynesville
and Hazelwood is now being paved
and a boulevard 24 feet wide will
soon connect the two places, afford
ing more rapid transportation and
further cementing the interest of the
two communities which in reality
form the middle of the county.
City officials are J. H. Howell, May
or; W. T. Shelton, F. W. Miller and
S. H. Jones, aldermen; J. M. Palmer,
tax collector; C. G. Logan, superin
tendent lights and water; W. A.
Whitner, chief of police and C. O.
Howell, assistant chief of police.
While building activity has com
manded a great part of the interest
of everybody in Waynesville educa
tional advantages have not been neg
lected. To the contrary, many of the
leading citizens, men and women,
have made it their business to keep
the educational forces together and
have schools which none surpass.
A new high school building for the
consolidated district and nine other
buildings comprise the physical
equipment of the township school
avatAni TTnripr fhft nrasent nrlminifl. I
tration a quarter of a million dollars
has been expended in giving the chil-
dren of the township the best oppor-
tunities fr an education. Compris-
ing the school board are Mrs. J. M.
Long, M. T. McCracken, R. L. Pre-
vost, J. W. Reed and H. Gibson, all
citizens enjoying enviable reputations
and well equipped to conduct the
Immense New Plant. .
Manufacturing importance of Way-
nesville is increasing rapidly and the ,
Suncrest Lumber Company is now
completing the erection of three large
han1 mills nn thft verv pdcfi of thn 1
city. The monthly pay roll of this jwhol.e life have 1 felt 80 utter'y he,P
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I answer, YES and one these I wish to
set forth in this communication. This
reason is that Haywood should have
a county hospital for the sake of sick
and hurt Haywood folks.
In a previous article I tried to set
forth the value to Haywood county
of the devoted services of Dr. G. D.
S. Allen in years long gone, and the
like value to the public of the labors
of certain of our doctors today. The
work of two of these men is largely
surgical, and the closing of the old
county hospital on Pigeon street has
TV , rlBeo Sree nas
badly crippled the effective services
ff ihoca linn I TT j
"not bWU men iu nay wooa county.
Dr. McCracken's preventitive sunri
cal work is largely done with chi
dren. In relieving children of en
larged adenoids and infected tonsils,
and in putting glasses on children
with crippled eyes, he has done a
service of incalculable value to the
youth of Haywood county it has
like taking the brakes off a loaded
wagon with a team just starting up
MIL May I again say that in my
long years of teaching I have had
many pupils whose very poor work
lead to their being called "dull,"
"dunces," etc However, certainly
in many cases, these children had
eyes that could not see clearly and
ears that heard imperfectly, and ade
noids that made mouth-breathers of
them and prevented their getting the
oxygen necessary to enable their
little brains to work, and enlarged
tonsils which helped along poor
breathing, which served as catch
alls for bacteria, and which becoming
infected lead to a pouring of poisons
into the system. No wonder they
Dr. McCracken is seeking to re
lieve Haywood fMIdren of such bur
dens, but lacking a hospital with its
equipment in which to operate is
handicapped. It is true that he has
fitted up in his office an an operating
room where he can handle the small
er and simpler cases. But for diffi
cult, dangerous and chronic cases he
must have a hospital in which not
merely to operate, but to care for
his patients during the recuperative
period. What his services have meant
to the children of Haywood county,
let those say to whom he has brought
relief and a new eatlook on l.fe.
Much more seriously crippled is
the work of our general surgeon, Dr.
Abel. As I have said before when in
bis country's service he went into the
great war, he determined to pet all
the surgical training possible, so that
jf and when he came back home he
might gerve hi8 own foDi8 more ski,
fully, 'This he did and his success
in the old Haywood hospital on Pig
eon street was little short of phe
nomenal. In part this has been due
to his skill, but in large part to the
man and the confidenca in his pa
tients is one of the cheif assets of
a successful doctor and surgeon.
Everybody in Haywood knows Dr.
Abel and has confidence in nhn, lirst
as a man, and then as a doctor.
Here is the point. Suppose that
one of our people seriously needs
hospital service medical or surgiicl.
If he can go to Waynesville to Dr.
Abel, the chances are that he will go
at once. However, since he cannot
do this now, be waits until he has
one foot in the grave until it is
possibly too late to go to Asheville.
And why ? May I quote my own
experience? Twice I have had to go
on the operating table, both times
for small operations, done under a
local anesthetic, both of which, be
ing a scientifically trained man, I
thoroughly understood and knew to
The first was done in a Baltimore
"""P where the surgeon was my
Mother's friend, the superintendent
was 8 HPkins traineJ nurse and mv
sister's friend' and my own ,nurse
had had several cousms in . !
at N- c- Collee at Greensboro. I
wa" mon T own P80' and
whole wag mor or ,ess, ? a
vacation. However, Jhe second time
bi New Yrk hosPltal- 1
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the head nurse, to the surgical nurses,
to my ovn nurse when j WM Hed
lnto tns onatinir room throuirh nn
error my hands were buckled down
and never in all the years of my
Meeting of the
The Woman's Club was most de
lightfully entertained by Mrs. J. H.
Howell Thursday afternoon, May
13th, Mrs. R. L. Allen, presiding.
After the usual opening the bus
iness was taken up in order.
Mrs. Allen discussed a course in
Home Art, Dressmaking and Milli
nery to be given under the auspices
of the Civic League.
Mrs. Theodore McCracken was ap
pointed to take the names of those
wishing to take the course.
Mrs. Allen, Mrs. Shoolbred, Mrs.
C. F. Kirkpatrick, Mrs. Crawford and
Mrs. Blackwell gave interesting re-
u Qf the gtate Federation meet.
Mrs. Frank Ferguson discussed the
problem of getting the ladies out to
vote. After this discussion every
one present felt more keenly her
responsibility toward this issue. A
motion was carried that a commit
tee be appointed to deal with this
Mrs. C. F. Kirkpatrick reported
that $15.00 had been given Mr. Ed
gerton for beautifying the high
Fchool grounds and that he had
obtained a variety of shrubbery.
Mrs. Chas. U. Miller reported that
she had donated a quantity of jon
quil bulbs for the same purpose.
Miss Hobson discussed the impor
tance of preserving the natural
beauty in Waynesville.
A most interesting lecture on
"Beautifying Gardens" was delivered
by Dr. Green.
Piano solo by Mrs. Keener.
During the social hours a delicious
ice course was served by the hos
tess, assisted by Miss Helen Marshall
and Mrs. Faucette Swift.
The club was glad to welcome Mrs.
Swift as a guest.
The next meeting will be May 27.
MEETING OF THE U. D. C.
Mrs. D. M. Killian was the de
lightful hostess to the daughters of
the Haywood chapter of U. D. C.
After the usual pening exercises
business was taken op in order. The
following officers and chairmen of the
committee gave reports:
Treasurer reported $21.94 in treas
ry. The Recorder at Crosses said
she would have crosses ready to give
on June 3rd. The President read her
report which she gave at the conven
tion. Mrs. D. M. Killian gave a most
interesting report of the district
meeting at Asheville. Mrs. J. H.
Howell gave report of the delightful
luncheon. The wreath committee re
ported a wreath sent to Mr. W. H.
Miss Robina' Miller gave jui inter
esting account of the unyeiling of the
Robert E. Lee marker at Fletcher on
The daughters voted to decorate
the veterans gaves on May 10th,
Southern Memorial Day.
The annual Veterans' Picnic Dinner
will be served on June 15th in the
dining room of the Methodist church.
The following committees were ap
pointed: Arrangement, Mrs. T. C. Breeding.
Mrs. Theo. McCracken, Mm Robina
Miller; Refreshments, Mrs. Ernest
Hyatt, Mrs. J. S. Jones, Mrs. Leon
M. Killian, Mrs. W, C. Garrison, Mrs.
W. L. Kirkpatrick, Mrs. Roy Martin,
Mrs. R. N. Barber; Invitation, Mrs.
S. A. Jones, Mrs. J. W. Kirkpatrick.
On June 3rd a program will be
rendered in honor of Jefferson Davis.
The Confederate Cross of Honor
will be given any veteran who has
not received one if he will come in '
on that day.
The program committee for June
3rd is Mrs. Clarence Miller, Jr. and
Mrs. F. D. Ferguson.
Meeting adjourned to meet with
Mrs. R. H. Blackwell, June 4th.
The hostess served delicious re
freshments. CLYDE BAPTIST CHURCH TO
HAVE SPECIAL SERVICE
Clyde Baptist church will observe
"Home Cimong Day" May 2.3rd. All
the present members and all those
who have ever been members are
specially invited to attend on this
day. There will be a sermon by a
former pastor, speeches, addresses,
singing In Christian Hdrmony, etc.
This is to be an all day service with
dinner on the ground.
News From Raleigh
(By M. L. Shipman.)
Raleigh, N. C, May 17. Looking
forward to the first week in June
when the Democratic primary will be
held, Raleigh citizens this week were
interested in matters of other than
politics. The showing of the State
Treasury, the recital of what has
been spent for education in North
Carolina, the action of the tobacco
farmers in re-organizing under their
own power and several statements
qpming from the Governor held inter
est. The promotion of B. R. Lacy,
Jr., to the head of Union Theological
Seminary at Richmond was a matter
tt pride to Raleigh folks and great
kiterest was displayed in the state
wide musical festival in the auditor
rjiim the last three days of the last
t (The statement of the 'treasurer and
Atlditor showing that there was on
hsjnd appropximately $3,000,000 with
only two months of the fiscal year
yat to run was a complete vindication
ofjthe McLean policies. Mr. McLean
has met during the first 18 month of
his office considerable opposition in
some quarters to his method of fi
nancing, but has gone steadily ahead
with his plans. He claimed he wished
to t-put the state on a sound financial
baais and this has been done. July
first ends his first fiscal year, when
hit policies were fully in effect, and
itht Treasury shows an actual cash
! balance for the first time in a num
ber of years. Full credit must go
to the Governor for it was he who
instituted the present regime's finan
cial policies and urged the legisla
ture to inaugurate them, though he
was beset by opponents of his meth
ods. The tremenlous strides North Car
olina has made in education during
the fast 48 years is well illustrated
by the appropriation of 1878 and
those of this past biennium. In 1877
78 the state spent $8,000 on educa
tion. In 1923-1924 and 1924-1925 the
'state spent a total of $14,157,200, an
increase of from about four thousand
dollars a year to more than seven
Governor McLean has had a busy
week. He spent a portion of his time
in Washington seeing about the pro
posed radio station for the state
which is waiting on assignment of a
wave lerigth by the Department of
Commerce. He returned in time to
address the T. P. A. at Goldsboro on
how they .could help the state. He
wrote a story for the Electrical World
on North Carolina in which he told
of the wonderful progress made by
the state iu recent years. He sent
Robent House to Williamsburg to rep
resent the state at the sequi-centen-
nial of the Virginia Resolution at
which President Coolidge spoke as
he was unable to be there himself.
He wrote a message claiming Daniel
Boone as North Carolina's "own"
which was read at the unveiling of a
Boone bust in the Hall of Fam, New
York, He attended the trustees
meeting of Union Theological Sem-
inery at Richmond which named B. R.
Lacy, Jr. as new president of the in
stitution. He returned to the State
Friday in time to get down to work
Saturday and read witti pleasure the
report on the State Treasury issued
The tobacco growers of the Old
Belt in Western North Carolina and
Virginia, seeing that the end of the
Tri-Starte Co-operative Marketing As
sociation is near, have decided to or
ganize for themselves on a basis of
a fifty per cent sign-up of the next
year's crop and will be known as the
Old Belt Co-operative Marketing As
sociation. They plan to take advan
tage of the experience of the Tri-
States and profit by the mistakes that
organization made which have led to i
its troubles. I '
The building and loan associations
rf ' i- 1. ornlino Vi a f 1 a hannop iroDf I
luf. vpr with three and half mil-
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hons profit, an increase of half a
million over the nrevious year. One
feature was the increasing number of j
negroes now investing in building
and loan shares.
The child welfare board was meet-'
ing Friday and Saturday to plan its
survey into industry with relation to
women, l he plans probably will be ,
announced in the near future. The
increasing of fire insurance rates by
the Southeastern Underwriters is! firm now enjoys. This alone proves
viewed with regret and it is possible j his qualifications to handle the im-
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Rebecca L Poin
Rebecca Lovell Poindexter was
born in Franklin, N. C, May 23,
1864, and entered rest at her home
in Waynesville, N. C, May 3, 1926.
She was the daughter of Francis and
Margaret Bryson Poindextei. a mem
ber of the Poindexter and Lovell
families of Virginia and of the Cal
vert family of Maryland.
During the early eighties she came
with her parents to Waynesville to
make., her home, where her sociable
disposition and her unfailing ability
to see good in others won for her
In 1897 she was happily married to
Mr. N. B. Moore of Marietta, Ga.
Soon after their marriage they went
to Thomasville, N. C. to make their
home where for about twelve years
Mr. Moore was associated with Mr.
Archibald Johnson on the staff of
Charity and Children. After the
death of Mr. Moore she again came
to Waynesville where she later mar
ried Mr. A. J. Crtuchfield of Pike
ville, Ky., who with one son, Frank
C. Moore, of the United States Navy,
She was a member of the Waynes
ville Review of the Ladies of the
Maccabees almost from its beginning,
and is the second resident member
mourned by this Review since its or
ganization in 1903.
In her early girlhood she was con
verted under the preaching of Rev.
E. Allison and joined the Baptist
church. She was a consistent Chris
tian and 'served the Baptist church
of this place for many years as a
Sunday school teacher, and as a mem
ber of thfe choir and as an enthusi
astic member of the B. Y. P. U.
During the long hours of her last
illness the way was made plain to
her, and several days before the end
came she told her loved ones that
all fear of death had been removed
and that she was ready and willinc-
to go. Ever mindful of His own the
end was perfect peace.
Besides her husband and son she
is survived by one brother V W
Poindexter and one sister, Mrs.
Toonie Davis, five nieces, Mrs. M.
Silver of Newport News, Va., Miss
Sylla Davis of Waynesville, Mrs. Wm.
Pennington of Thomasville, N. C,
Mrs. Hugh M. Felder and Miss Mary
Poindexter of Asheville, and one
nephew, Frank Poindexter of Ashe
ville and one grand nephew. John
Webb West, Jr., of Waynesville.
REGISTRATION AT SUMMER
SCHOOL GIVEN TO HAYWOOD
The enrollment of teachers for the
wh'u-h is affiliated with the Dukp Un:-
versity shows that the school is an ' Annn Jlan P'ott, who gave James
assured success. Any .one who has 1 Whitlock Riley's "Bear Story," was
taught in Haywood county during , voted thc bcst- while Miss Louise
the past year or who is to teach in I Campbell with the "Gypsy Flower
the county next year will be given Girl" came out second. The medal is
free registration. This is a special a ,ove'y g'd one in pendant form and
arrangement made by the County ! wi" alwys De cherished by the win
Board of Education with the officials 1 ner not on,v fr honor, but also
of the summer school. It is expected for its value
that the teachers of the county will I "rhe contestants were:
show their appreciation of this p'an I Order of the Contest,
by taking advantage of a course at ' Elizabeth Martin The Fool's
the Lake Junaluska school.
M. M. NOLAND FOR COUNTY
It is not necessary for the Waynes
ville Mountaineer to publish the qual
ifications for the office of County
Commissioner of Mr. M. M. Noland.
He is too well known throughout
In fact his long years of service
as County Commissioner shows the
esteem in wnich he is held by
voters of old Haywood.
For twenty-four years Mr.' Noland
has worked faithfully for his people
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ias ounty commissioner or this coun
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ty- ln asKmg lor the office of chair- ,
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men of this Portant body Mr. No
land's friends are firmly convinced
that he will be nominated on June 5.
Mr. Noland is progressive, a strong
advocate of good 'roads, good schools
etc As manaffer of Haywood Sup-
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Dlv Comnanv. he has shown hU hn.
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iness executive ability by building ;
un the snlendid business which thi
A large number of relatives and
friends attended the funeral and
burial of Major Frank Green of
Willets Sunday afternoon. Major
Green was a former resident of
The snow was several inches deep
on our mountains Sunday morning.
Mrs. Maybelle Perry spent the
week-end in Canton with her sister,
Mrs. Ida Bryson.
Mr. James Porter and son, George,
motored to Hendersonville and Chim
ney Rock Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Luther Foster and
daughter, Mrs. Tom Bryson, and
little son, Clifton String-field Bryson,
of Seed, Ga. were last week-end
guests ot Mr. Foster's mother, Mrs.
Mrs. C. A. Foster.
Mrs. Modena Brown of Canton
was visiting relatives in Balsam this
Miss Hannah Warren returned to
Asheville Sunday after spending a
week with her mother, Mrs. J. R.
Warren, who has been very sick.
Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Lee, Jr. mo
tored to Asheville Sunday.
I heard a lady remark "that if the
political candidates that are so much
in evidence at present were as polite
and friendly to the voters after tho
election, as they are before, they
might get better results at the polls."
A hint to the wise is sufficient.
Mr. N. R. Christy was busy listing
taxes last week.
Mrs. Ethel Bryson and children
and Miss Sallie Christy were dinner
guests of Mrs. Loranzo Crawford of
WiUes Thursday of last week.
COMMUNITY CLUB HOLDS CON
TEST FOR HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS.
A Handsome Medal Presented to the
An event of outstanding interest
in school circles was the reading con-
I test he'd on Friday morning in the
' n'Kn school auditorium for the girls
' f tht sch)o1 by the Community Club.,
I Some weeks ago the Dramatic De-
partment of the club offered a medal
to the winner in such n contest. Mrs.
Rufus Siler, President of te club,
presided. The presentation of the
medal was made bv Mrs. T. Lenoir
Gwyn. Each reading was ve!l given
and much credit sV.ml be given
Mrs. Kenney who by her untiring
efforts had trained the girK The
contest is to be held annually by the
club. The members wery much" grat
ified by the interest cieated by the
contest this year, and im-" hoping that
in the years to come it will prove a
source of inspiration and stimulant to
the girls. The judges were Mrs.
Harry Buchanan of Sylva. Hrs. Hor-
act! Keener and Miss Price. Miss
Prayer, (By Edward Sill.)
2. Iva Yarborough The Lost
Word, Hery Van Dike.)
i 3. Elizabeth McCracken The Wed
! 4. Ruth Williams The Mission
Box that Scandalized the Villiage (by
I 5. Clara Leatherwood "God Bles.;
j 6. Margaret Ashton-The Telegram,
: (by Beatrice Herford.)
7. Louise Campbell The fivnsv
8. Maude Kinsland The Engineer's
9. Scott - Edwards Young Sehcol
in M..: o i. rni t Ti i
.. -ihb uvirj rug,
(Prof. Edwin Greenlaw.)
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11. Anna Jean Plott 'The
Story, (by Whitcomb Riley.)
The. following members of Grace1
Church in the Mountains attended
the Convocation services held in Bilt-
more on Wednesday: Mr. and Mrs, J.
g Vr d jf Ch 1 R.
Thomas,8 Rev. Albert n7w m"S L.
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