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Volume XXXVIII. Number :2
11,1 MixVILLE, HAYWOOD COUNY. NORTH CAROLINA THl'RSDAY. JULY 1. 1326
$2.00 a Year in Advance, $2.50 if not so Paid
Suncrest Lumber Co.
Now Operating-600 Employees
Girls in Camp Meeting of the
From Ten States Woman's Club
Ten states extending from Mass- The Woman's Club was most de
achusetts to Florida will be repre- lightfully entertained by Mrs. R. N:
sented in the group of girls ard Barber Saturday afternoon, June 12.
young women who will attend Camp Mrs. R. L. Allen presiding.
Oheonda, the summer camp for girls After the usual opening the Ou.-i-
at Lake Junaluska in the heart of the ness was taken up in order.
North Carolina mountains, it is an- Thfi secretary read a ,etter f,.pm
nounced by Miss Alleen Moon, sec- Ml. my concerning the Dahlla Snow
-etary of girls5 work of the general ,n whjch he u).ged eyery Ju memhet
Sunday school board of the M. E. 'to make specia, efforts to rajse bel.
Church, South, who will be in charge ter dahlias than evcl. before Mrs
of the camp. Miss Moon expect H , gtone wgs appointed chairman
several other states to be represented of tt)(J Dahja show
before the enrollment lists ai 3 closed. , . , iL , , ,
, ,, . , . . Letter was read from the r eurta
The enrollment by states as an-
. ,, tion concerning the program for l'J2t
nounced by Miss Moon is as follows: , .
. .. lL . and 1927. A motion was carried to
Massachusetts Miss Dorothy Cate, , , , . ..... ,
, . . . T t adPt the Chapel Hill plan of pro-
cy May Bond, Frances Armstead,
Margaret Whitman, Elizabeth BogK
Dorothea Crawford, and Bonnh How-
The program of th'j
MILLION DOLLAR MANUFACTURING LUMBER COMPANY
The citizens of Waynesville and Haywood county are de
lighted to know that the new manufacturing industry, The Sun-,1
crest Lumber Company, have started their huge mill runriuig
and are now manufacturing lumber.
About a year ago this company purchased the Kessawayne
plant at Waynesville and the narrow gauge road running froi-i
Waynesville to Maggie and beyond. During the p:st twelve
months the old mill at Waynesville has been scrapped and the
machinery and equipment at Sunburst was moved to this city
whete the large new mill has been erected. Thousands of dollars
worth c the latest improved machinery and eq'i'pi enr. has also
been installed. The old narrow gauge railroad has b9M recon
structed into a standard gauge which really necessitated the
building of about twenty-two miles of railroad, new trestles,
Several elevated coal chutes have been built at Waynesville,
Maggie and along the route, this saves time and labor in unload
ing coal. The railroad has been built and completed from the
plant at Waynesville to above Maggie and through to Deep Gap
up Wykle s Pork of Jonathans Creek connected with the Lata
Paper by Miss
(Special to the Waynesville Mountaineer.)
Cullowhee, N. C, June 2(. Cullo
whee State Normal had some very
unique chapel program last week
students from various counties staged
a sort of contest in giving reports of
their counties. Since nearly every
county in North Carolina is repre
sented in the summer school, on'y two
minutes could be allowed to each
speaker, but during those two min
utes the students told many interest
ing things concerning the wnty
progress of North Carolina.
Miss Annie Terrell, of Clyde, spoke
for Haywood. The things she brought
loochee boundary of timber owned by the Suncrest Lumber out in her speech should be nf spe-
ard of Nashville; Miss Martha King- Parliamentary Law Miss Bessie
ree, Shelbyville; MUs Etoile Laird Boyd.
Wright of Memphis: and Mi.?s Jewel ; Six Immortals and Their Stories
Burnley, Hartsville; North Carolina read and most interesting discussed
Misses Elizabeth ani Sophia Cabell by Miss Bessie Boyd.
Campen, 'Zebulon; Mhs.-s Normal a Child's Day in Modern Painting
Louise Craft, Ruth Davis, and Marie
Boushee, of Wilmington; Miss Anna
Winstead, Roxboro; Miss Gelwyn
Wharton, Gibsonvil';; Misses Mary
Veal, Henrietta Whisnant, and Mar
tha Auten, of Charlotte; Miss Gladys
Gobbel, Spencer, Miss Eleanor Trow
bridge, Weaverville; Miss Katherine
Pittman, Kinston; SojOi Carolina
Miss Eliabeth Maxwell .East Spar
tanburg; Miss Arline Fonville, Cher
aw; zMiss Varnora Rogers, Timmons
ville; Miss Annie Wolfe Henry,
Timmonsville; "Virginia -Miss"" Eliza
beth Fooshe, Norforlk; Georgia
Misses 6Margaret Lockett and Mil
dred Barber, SavannRh; Miss Chris
tine Quillian, Macon; Miss Florence
Underwood, Atlanta; Mississippi
Misses Margaret Maruder and Elmer
Draughton, Tunic; Louisiana Miss
Peggy Hodge, Ruston; Mis'? Con
stance Mc Reynolds, Monroe; Florida
Miss Naomi Howard, Winter Hav
en; Miss Clementine Newman, Mad
ison. Camp Cheonda for g l is is opt art ed
i.r.der the direction of the general
Sunday school board , of the M. E.
Church, South. T:e second season,
which opened June 2!, ir25 md close
July 28, bids fair to surpass the open
ing season in 1925, which was con
sidered exceptionally successful, ac
cording to Miss Moon.
The camp program includes a wide
variety of athletics, handcrafts, pa-
pictures shown to illustrate.
Piano Solo "Polonaise" Miss
Fannie Willis Niles.
Song "The Sweetest Flower That
Blows" Miss Mildred Crawford.
The club was glad to welcome the
following guests: Misses Whitehead
of Lynchburg, Va.; Fannie Willis
Niles of Griffin, Ga.; Mildred Craw
ford, Mesdames Geo. A. Niles of
Griffin, Ga.; Odin Buell of Buellton,
Cal.; and W. P. Neal of Louisburg,
N. C. ' " ' "'
The hostess, assisted by Miss Mary
Asbworth Barber, served delicious
refreshments during the social hour.
The next meeting will be held at
the home of Misses Bessie and Daisy
HAYWOOD SUNDAY SCHOOL
New program features as outlined by
Miss Moon include book-binding, bask
etry, wood blocking, tie-dying, and
twist-dyeing, stenciling, and nature
Instructors and counselors who will
assist Miss Moone are: Mrs. J. M.
Henryfi Shreveport, La.; Mrs. F. E.
Dudley, Lake Junaluska, N. C; Miss
Rosa Branch, Richmond, Va.; Miss
Mary Moxcey, Cincinnati, Ohio; Miss
Ellene Ransom and Miss Shelby
Chadwick, Nashville, Tenn; Miss
Sarah Slaughter and Miss Rowena
Ferguson, Atlanta, Ga.; Miss Lena
Parker, Gabbettsville, Ga.; Miss
Wynelie Otwell, Milledgeville, Ga.;
Miss Helen Hardy, Winchester, Va.;
Miss Edna Wilkins, Greensboro; N. C.
In Grace Episcopal church at 8 P.
M. on Sunday, the 4th of July, the
Rector will conduct a special patri
otic service, when an address will be
given by the Hon. Chas. R. Thomas.
The Holy Communion will be cele
brated at eleven o'clock, and the
Church School will convene in the
Parish House at 10 A.M.
Everybody is most cordially in
vited to attend all our Barries.
REV. ALBERT NEW,
Plans have been made for holding
ng the annual Haywood County Sun
day School Convention at the Bethel
Methodist church, near Woodrow, N.
C, on Thursday and Friday, July 22
and 23. Arrangements for the con
vention are in the hands of Mr. W.
E. Jones and Mr. Reid Lovelace, pres
ident and secretary of the County
Sunday School Association.
These officers have announced that
they have secured as outside speakers
for the convention Mr. D. W. Sims,
naieign. uenerai superintendent
1 North Carolina Sunday School Asso
ciation, and Miss Daisy Magee, Ral
eigh, Children's Division Superln
dent North Carolina Sunday School
Association; Besides these outside
speakers, a number of prominent
pastors and Sunday School workers
of the county will- take fart on the
The program for the convention
will include addresses and discus
sions of various phases of modern
Sunday school work, the object be
ing to make it possible for workers
in all departments of the Sunday
school to get help from the conven
tion. A request is being made to
the Sunday school workers of the
countyto present to the convention
any special Sunday school problem
that should be discussed.
Announcement is also made by the
officers in charge of the convention
that, following a custom started three
years ago, a pennant will be present
ed to the Sunday school having in
the cohvention the largest number of
representatives, sixteen years of age
and over, according to the number
of miles traveled. Any Sunday
school in the county can compete for
the pennant, except the Sunday school
with which the convention is held
and others within one miile of the
Company. Conservative estimated value of this virgin timber is
around fifteen million dollars, arid it will take rrom twenty to
thirty years of continuous operating to complete the mighty task
of developing this huge lumber resource.
At the lumber yards in Waynesville about one mile of concrete
roads have been completed tind stretch in all directions over the
vast acreage which will be used to stack the millions of feet of
finished lumber. The land has been scientifically drained and
each plot has been converted into natural undulating and level
tracts. A special feature of the lumber yard's is that one large
plot has been set aside for what is known as the retail lumber
The finished lumber is loaded into specially designed tractor
wagons and iituiled by Ford tractors to the stacking points. An
interesting feature of this is huge stackers, machines which au
tomatically stack the boards in neat piles to a height of wenty
The yards and mill are well supplied with electric lights sup
plied by a dynamo ; a sixty-five, kjlowatt machine, capable of sup
porting six hundred incandescent lamps.
While the planing mill is onlyn'nety per cent completed it is
already operating with day and night shifts. The foundation
for the machine shop has already been laid and will be completed
early this fall. It will be equipped so perfectly that repairs can
be given from a small bolt to the rebuilding of a locomotive engine.
In the planing mill there are six huge boilers good for two
hundred horse power. They are automatically fed the fuel which
keeps an inferno of heat. In the installation of these boilers an
unusual fine job of mechanical engineering was accomplished since
not one bit of steam escapes.
A six hundred horse power engine is now in operation in the
The feed water pu"mps are supplied by the Brick Yard Branch
and are also connected with the city main which assures plenty i
of water at all times.
In building the foundation for the mill it was found necessary
to build a cement canal at a tremendous cost in order to drain all
the acreage because of quick sand at a shallow level.
eial interest to all Haywood pc .)).!
and should make them feel va:.t!y
proud of their county's accomplish
ments. A summary of Miss Terrell's
1. Haywood county has nine stand
ard high schools.
Within the last three j cars Hay
wood has paved thirty-livo niks of
.'!. Waynesville, 2,700 to 3,000 feel
above sea level, is the highest incor
ated railroad town in Eastern Amei
ica. It's ideal climate, magnificent
scenery, and rich resources make it
one of the great summer resorts of
Western North Carolina. It has
three furniture factories, two -inner-ies,
and near Waynesville a'e apple
orchards covering thousands of acres
Apple from these orchards have tak
en prizes at many fa'rs and exposi
tions. The Suncrest Lumber Com
pany is also located near Waynes
ville. 4. Haywood can o ,i-.t ,f having
exhibit at the state f.i .
5. Lake Junaluska, covering thous
ands of acres of mountain land, and1
the lake itself cover. 2.0 acres. I
is the Southern Meth .j s .Vsci.-blv I
OiouihI. Last vear 40 ( o-n,.
were registeifvl there doling ihc m n,-
mer. This n ine:- Dul:e ITnivcrsitv
has a bra ich summer school thiie.
(i. Of course ev on knows th; t
Canton has the scon I largest nuln
the United States. It employs around
2.000 men, and makes a large amount
of the United States postal cards.
Canton has one hosiery mill, one over
all factory, one shirt factory, and
The plant is so well equipped that every part of the log is mill in the world, and th - lanrest in
utilized after the mam lumber has been finished. Machinery has
been istalled to make shoi-t boards and then lathing, flooring and
kindling. It is estimated that this company will be able to supply
Asheville, Canton and Waynesville with kindling. The sawdust,
chips, etc., are used as fuel for the boilers. There is also
special provision for pulp and acid wood.
The Suncrest Lumber Company has already invested three
quarters of a million dollars in this plant in Waynesville and while
the main expense has been completed, still with the machine
shops under construction and other bui'ding and sheds contem- high
plated another quarter of a million dollar- will easily be invested. ,
The personnel of the company are:
Mr. Charles B. Sewell, construction engineer, designed and su
pervised the erecting and developing of the Waynesville plants, j
Mr. A. W. McLaughlin is general superintendent and will make
his headquarters in Waynesville.
Mr. Edwya A. Gaskill is general manager with headquarters in
Mr. R. G. Rogers is treasurer and is living in Waynesville
tire D. A. R.
One or the most interesting meet
ing of the year for the Dorcas Bell
Love Chapter of Daughterrs of the
American Revolution was held at
Cherokee on June Kith, with Mrs. J.
E. Henderson, hostess.
The ladies motored over to Cher
okee, leaving Waynesville at 10
o'clock. Upon arrival the guest.
were served with punch, which was
most refreshing after the lonK drive.
The guests were then invited into
the spacious music room of the girls
dormitory, where a four course Innrh-
eon was served. The table was ,vost
attractively decorated in roses and
mountain ferns. The favor? were
tiny Hags. Many large flags and
flowers were used in the d.voiation
of the hall.
Before being seated, .ill jo. nod in
the singing of "Praise God From
Whom All Blessing Flow." Followed
by "Star Spangled Banner."
A cheer was given Mr... e ulersjn.
"Rah! Rah! Rah! Rah: Rah! Hah:
Who do we appreciate. Henderson!
In the absence of bofi the Regent,
Mr;. K. B. Camp, and tlu Vice Re
gent, Mrs. C. K. Quintan. Mrs. J..M.
Long, secretary, presided. Tho
meeting was called to order afKr
which .Miss Ma.garet Henderson, at
tractive daughter of the hostess, very
beautifully played "Scliuheifs Sere
nade" and "Humereske" on the piano.
Mrs. J, Harden Howell had the
program in charge and as it was
Flag Day, Mrs. Howell gave among
other things a History of Our Flag.
After many expressions of 'hanks
to Mrs. Henderson for her gracious
httunit a lit tl... .....: i : i
mi- u;1(-iinj; aujournea.
Those motoring over from Waynes
ville were: Mesdames Long, Reed,
Persons, Bushnell, Osborne, Smath-
cr., Barber Howell, Siler, Thackslon,
Sloan, Morris, Hardin, Hyatt, Pre
vost. Abe!, Weaver, de Neergaard.
Welch, Shoolbred, .Mesdames Haynes,
Secrest and Vetoo from Canton, and
Mrs. Black of Bryson City, Mrs.
Brooks, East La Porte, Mrs. 3uch
anan, Sylva and Mrs. Humphreys,
KVI-A-Bir NEW TEA ROOM.
Miss Ann Welch announces that the
new tea room, "Eat-a-Bit." will open
Thursday. July 1, at Lake Junaluska.
This da loom i nonsored hv th,.
many other industries. Th.' Canton Women's clubs f I.;,ke Junaluska.
schools employ about forty te".che -. One of the main features of the
7. Clyde is the center town of , opening is the Catherine Veach Gift
Haywood county. It has standard 'sl"P which is riirht next dour.
hools. a summer rami) fori The musical program for tin. onen-
girls, one Boy Scout camp, and is the '"K is under the personal direction of
largest shipping point for cattle in.1'- N'1'11 Ksslinger.
North Carolina. I The location of the "Eat-a-Bit" tea
8. The mineral r out-ens m-e e-ct
including mica. talc, carborundum.
clav and others. I -
P. , ! A N N I A I . PICNIC.
!. Fishing is one of the great'
sports in Haywood, Cataloochee be- The annua picnic at Crabtre
(loom is at the boat house, hist ,m-
, posite the Terrace Hotel..
Mr. and Mrs. L. S. Joscelyn who
have heen visiting their niece, Mrs.
d H. McDowell, have . returned ..to
their home in Plymouth, Mass. Mr.
Joscelyn is in the cranberry industry.
being a stockholder ;- in the United .been received and patrons are invited
Cap Cod - Cranberry Co. to come in and look them over.
Beginning Thursday, July 1st, the
Library will be open from 10 to 12
in the morning, ag well from 4 to 6
in the afternoon.
A number of new books have just
There are over six hundred on the pavroll at the present time . " ' 1 . nsn,,1K Er""n,1,1w,N h,'l,f on "''lay. July loth.
and when everything is completed and operating at full capacity -"tn ( ar,.nna. The, a this t,me a wedding will i. sl-
the number of employees will be ten times the present amount. ountv mw nas "sh hatchery which ennm-d. Cold drinks will be served
The nay roll now exceeds $48,000 per month and will increase each ps tthp strf"ms ;tlk('(' with trout. f-e of charge. Everybody is cordially
ween' mountain and rainbow. invited.
There is quite a demand for cottages and houses, etc., which' 'R 'woort recently voted $khv,
the Suncrest Lumber Company has left to the citizens of Way-, 1 bomis for a coun,-v hoPital. j
nesville to supply. This company does not contemplate the - i
erection of a colony of houses, as reported, at this time; but point ; nf" "'"''-'-l. hipps HAS party
out that this should he undertaken hv neon'e of WnviiPKviilp
Wotttinoitillo l'ct fz Ko AAnnxilitlntail imnn K.itn'nrr UI , i Miss Jowe
a .i. ... i . i i i tertamed a nnmlwi k Will
fsi. manuiaciuring industry to locate nere. . . W1 "c young
The timber owned by the Suncrest Lumber Company on Cata
in Pnvoncfftr1 in Qirotn fnnntir on1 ftiAi.A mn'nnllnii.J H4-
lumher and then shiWrl hv wv of (ho Annnlan RoiWo,! numerous games were enjoyed on Hu weI-- Lun7 ! w.l! be served by
r-r"-" " ..rr""""' Biuwu I
Comrjanv to the Southern Railroad Comnanv at Ela. North f!r.i e mwn-
olina, and then by ..Southern Railroad right past Waynesville to'. Those Present 5t the party were:
BAPTIST ASSOCIA ('ION'
j The Baptist Woman s Association
meeting will be held with Tleasant
(Balsam church Tj. sdac, Jjlv nth. at
Hipps delightfully en-,tl'." "Vl,,tk- " ' v two Stat? officers
ne present and also a return-
friends Tuesdav evenino- with e" missionary. I,i the afternovi thci'3
hee,. except for the taking over of this plant and railroad ; frm T u?tn eight- A color scheme " J bv the y.nB people,
by the Suncrest Lumber Company, would have been hauled:?' pmk and white was carHed out in , " tfcurcfcM ,n th"
lavensford in Swain Connt.v and ther mssnnfuotnraA t.the lce course that was served after raullt'V.al'p ur' :d ;,u".ct. Pastors
Eastern markets and ports. All the payroll for the opperation I M,sses Martha Ne'. Hester Ann
of this boundary of timber would have gone to Swain County but' Wlthers Mary Adams Warl. Mary
for the fact that the management of the Suncrest Lumber Com-10015' Marietta Way, Gladys Dicus,
pany thought it advisable to bring the boundary of timber over. Iyn Ray' Pearl Harris' Catherine
this railroad line and manufacture it at Waynesville, . and theiQueen' Char,ine Turbyfill, Eliiabeth
people of Haywood County are duly appreciative of the fact that1 and- Edna Garrett, O'Neli Kirk,
the payroll' is being turned loose in Haywood County.' Moreover 'r!on McDowe11' Prances Rose,
.V.mei of Plea !a it B:lwm chur. h.
VRS. P. X BAHBER.
"SO BIG" TEA ROOM.
The "So Big" is Waynesville's at
ti active new tea room in Haywood
White Sulphur Springs park. There
is to be a formal opening Thursday,
Julv 1st. with A
the taxes on this line of railroad and the equipment of the Sun-oar,'.e PIott' Pal FerPson. Maryjone o'clock. Music will b.i furnished
crest Lumber Companyrat Waynesville, including the saw mill vfu , Plott' and John Queen bv the Carolina Club Orchestra. - t
plant, amounts to thousands of dollars each year, all of which ld' James H- Howe". Jr-.l The "So Big,- under the mahagei
tax revenue Haywood County would have been deprived of had it Tew, Sam Bushnell, Milas Fer- men of Misses S. A. Jones and Fan-
not been for this decision on the part of the company to operate I"80"' Marcus McCracken M Billy nie Johnson, be a mo. delightful
(Continued an back page.) lPrevost- .gathering place this summer.