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V AT NESYILLE, HAYWOOD COUN'Y, NORTH CAROLINA Till RSDAY. AUGUST 12, 1926
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Volume XXXVIII. Number 28
Held Under the Auspices of the Com
munity Club Attended by Many
An occasion which has been looked
forward to with great interest in this
community and the county in general
was the annual Flower Show held on
Wednesday afternoon under the aus
pices of the Garden Department of
the Community Club.
The flower show was held, as usual,
in the Parish House of Grace Epis
The display was perhaps the most
gorgeous ever shown in Waynesville
and was considered by many as the
most successful in every way. Spe
cial mention should be made of the
dahlias, which were there by the
hundreds and were unusually luxu
rious. A list of the prize winners will
appear in a later issue.
JUST FROM CAROLINA.
(Wherein is given some idea of the
Scenic Grandeur in and around
I am just back from the top of the
Eastern United States an average
mile high, with peakes all around me,
towering above from an altitude of
6,050 feet above sea level of 6,636
feet above. Which is equal to saying
I have just completed a vacation at;
and around Waynesville. Eagles Nest
mountain within five miles of Hotel
Gordon, my stopping headquarters,
is more than 5,000 feet and Mount
Guyot, the tallest peak in the Smoky
Mountains, is 6,636 feet above sea
level, being the second highest peak
East of the Rockies, and only sur
passed by Mount Mitchell by a few
Incidentally, I was reminded that
fame is a very" Unsafe mistress. I
found many tourists around Hote:
Gordon talking about Mount Guyot,
pronouncing it just like it is spelled.
That pronuciation would almost cause
the ambitious Swiss-American gecg-
, . . rr air l
i-aphy author and scient st who gay..
the tallest smoky pea its name witn
his own to turn over in his grave.
There is also a tall peak in the Rock
ies and another in the White Moun
tains of New Hampshire bearing the
same name and so named by the same
Mount uuyot was aicoverea ana
numiJ Kir ArnnlH Hprirv flnvnt. a I
Swiss-American naturalist and pe. way in s aging the celebration: Ashe
ographer, born in 1807 and dying jn'y.lle Holmes Bryson and Roger -M.l-
1884. The name is pronounced as if M'i nn' J" Krr- fZ
ii j r . -u u v :j;..t;., 'and W. E. Jones: Waynesville. C. M.
spelled Ge-yo, with the Y indicating ' '
. j.j ; .i.i i Dicus, Ernest Withers and Frank Mil-
lt is pronounced as j. Gejo is about . . . ...
. . , ir'i:v,
as near as the average English
tongue can come to saying this Swiss
name, and I hope that the govern
ment will soon have a road to the
c n t r-: m f tua
top of Mount Gejo (Guyot) for the
government is planning to make
practically the whole Smoky Moun
tain district a national park.
There are fourteen peaks in this
wonderful Smoky Mountain area that
are more than 6,000 feet tall and
Mount Gejo, (Guyot) they are a
wonderful panarama of wild life
spread at the foot of the beholder.
In this domain there is practically no
settlement and wild life is here seen
to greater advantage than anywhere
now extant under the American flag.
Not only is big game, bears, panthers,
deer and fox, eagl and snowbird life
observed, but wild moutain streams
on both sides of the great mountains
are wonderful to behold.
The woods are wild and charming,
growing well nigh to the very tip
top of Guyot and other lesser peaks.
In the higher areas of course the
trees are not so large as they are
below, and in some localities honey
suckle and laurel beds are half a
mile in circumference. These moun
tains are the most charming I have
seen, and I have wandered over the
spots. The Smoky motintaims excel on Sept u The iocation will be near
because they are wooded and not so AHen-Siler Company store,
awe-inspiring. . 1 A beautiful soda fountain, refresh-
I believe that if the people of South 'ment tables; an up-to-dats prescrip
Carolina would mobilize by the thous-ltion department with all modem fa
and instead of by the hundred, s ciiities will be some of the feature
they now do, in these wonderful, of the new tlrug st0, ?
nearby mountains, they would live Dr. j. y. M Kay h wtil known in
longer and get far more thrill out of tjs communi'y, having spsit several
ilie man iney ao. nna i oeueve uiey
- will so mobilize, when the mountains
are made completely accessible, as
they' soon will be to the motor car.
One may now reach many of the
higher peaks by auto and others will
Sylva, North Carolina, August 6, 1926,
The chamber of commerce from
Franklin, Sylva, Waynesville and Can
ton met in Sylva last night and held
a very enthusiastic meeting, for the
purpose of co-operating with Frank
ling in carrying out an extensive ad
vertising campaign to acquaint tour
ists and other travelers with the new
highway, connecting Sylva and Frank
lin. This new highway shortens the dis
tance between Asheville and Atlanta
thirty-two miles, and, in the opinion
of the writer, the exquisite scenery
along this route is second to none in
Western North Carolina.
The result of the meeting was the
formulation of plans to hold a cele
bration in Franklin on September 15,
1926, with all the towns along the line
having a part in the celebration.
Fianklin proposes to meet the Georgia
delegation, composed of representa
tives from various cities in Georgia,
especially interested in this highway,
at the Georgia line and, after a cere
mony of welcome, all delegations will
repair to Franklin where a picnic
dinner will be served. From Frank-
Jin the delegations will go to Ashe
ville, stopping for an appropriate
function in each of the towns along
the way. The entertainment pro
gram for Asheville is still tentative,
but it is known that there will be an;
It is hoped mat the committee will)and patr0nized. Here in Western North Carolina, we are for
be able to secure the services of.tunate in able to construct a course at a minimum cost.
Thomas M. Dixon as principal peak-jThe contour of the land insures an attractive series of greens and
er, along with other notables. tge elevationS( with natural hazards. In that particular area there
A pleasant spirit prevailed over the js sufficient available lands for an eighteen hole golf course,
meeting and it was decided to invite
Murphy, Andrews and Bryson City as
guests of Franklin. The object of the
meeting was not to deflect tourists
fcom these latter, cities, but to Im
press upon tourists the greater ad
vantage of scenery by either entering
via raurpny ana exiting via rranKiin,
or vice versa
A Very description name was sug-
kv Mr Fmoat Withorfl anA nf-
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jter a vote name of AgheviMe.
, Franklin.AtIata highway was unan,
J. H. Wilson of Sylva was elected
cnairman ana . romoexxer oi
I Franklin was elected secretary of the
J celebration committee. The following
committees were appointed to repre
' sent the various towns along the high-
' lerjsbylva and Dillboro, J.
' ' . . '
D. G. Bryson and J. F. Frezer; Frank-
I lin, John S. Trotter, T. W. Porter and
C. C. Poindexter; Clayton, Dr. Dover
and Claude Derrick; Cornelia, R. C.
Brooks and Henry Stovall; Gaines
ville, H. H. Estes and W. C. Mealor;
Atlanta, to be selected.
At the eleven o'clock service in
Grace Episcopal church on Sunday,
August 15th, the special preacher will
be the Rev. R. R. Harris, Head Mas
ter of Christ School Arden, N. C.
Christ School is an Episcopal school
for boys, and during its history has
had fifteen graduates ordained to the
sacred ministry. AH interested in
Christian Education are urged to at
tend and hear Rev. Mr. Harris.
Other services during the day:
8 A. M. The Holy Communion.
10 A. M. Church School and Bible
8 P. M. Evensong and sermon by the
J. W. McKay, pharmacist, will open
a modern druir store in Hazelwood on
. .ummeTS at the Lake and been in
Asheville ten years.
soon be made accessible. Taken from
the South Carolina Gazette, Colum
bia S. C. ' . '
Proposed Haywood Country Club !
Owners of Belle Meade Properties Offer liberal Opportunity to
(By Buel B. Hyatt.)
For the past fifteen years I have attended various and sun
dry meetings of presumably public spirited men and women. I
have seen audiences held for hours, listening to the eloquent words
ftpm the lips of a Native Son. And always, with fervent enthu
siasm, the gatherings materialzed with accomplishing the
intentions of the meetings. This town was first called Waynes
ville in 1811. That hasn't been very long ago. Anyway, when I
was a boy playing "peechees," the old fellows were playing "taw
for taw" with a big marble for a middleman. I've watched them
throw horse shoes for hours. Those amusements were adequate
for their day. The old order has changed; and, the present de
mands a different type of sport and amusement.
The Royal and Ancient Game of Golf has become immense
ly popular among the American people. The owners of Belle
Meade properties now offer to the citizenship of Waynesville,
and visitors as well, the opportunity to organize and own a Coun
try Club and Golf Course. Surely, there isn't a progressive per-
son wno Will question uie
asset to this town and community ? Belle Meade properties con
sist of 180 acres within three-fourth of a mile ot waynesvuie.
The owners are willing to convey 50 acres of this land to a cor
poration known as the Haywood Country Club; who shall con
struct and maintain a golf course on the land fronting on what is
known as the Allen's Creek road and running back toward the
residence on the tract; and, will take $20,000 of stock in the
Haywood Country Club, paying $5,000 in cash with initial sub
scription. All they ask of the organization is $30,000 for their
lands, payable in $100 units over a period of ten years, and that
the corporation erect a club house on the property at an estimat
ed cost of ten thousand dollars.
I wonder if the people of Waynesville realize that we are
deficient in supplying types of amusement demanded by present
irfay of the week. True, there is a splendid course at Lake Juna-
Wavnpsvillp must have a
.tomnri nn tha amp nrinr-inles
, ghould that size course be desired
holders. The average golf player delights in a few singles, tour
somes, medal play and match play, on the seclusion and privacy
of a country club golf courae. iAdjome of. the finest golf courses
in the United States are owned and maintained by country clubs.
Along with many other urgent needs for the future Way
nesville: there must be a general recognition of the importance
of methods to hold and entertain our tounsts. You men ana
. - -
women who have the making of
have breadth of vision: vour
' nn.in;4ir 4Vio urill nfms.ta aiii
. UU1 VUIULJ Ilia , TV HI jjivliiw vwa jihviv..;i.u j
c6ardinate with those of successful towns and communities,
' Wavneaville must measure ud to modem demands, for a differ-
ent era is at our threshold
stars must be the future program of our growing Little City
-tu eiikuu&iaui ns uuuiiuicm
every citizen. One reason for the greatness of the Roman Llll- 'election; Will Ferguson, oi the United merchant or manuafaeurer he finds
pire was because those in authority welcomed other c-uzens mtojState Shipping Board; G. s. Fei-Ku-i8omethig to do all the year 'round,
their midst. A Golf Course has become as essential t a town as'HOni 0f Greensboro; Professor A. C.'ana- ne aso sweat, his brain as well
any public utility. And. with efficient and intelligent manage-'Reynolds, superintendent of the Bun-'as his body In otmil. words he works
ment, In association with a Country Club, will bring more tour- combe county schools; and :he iate'out his plans with his bl.'ain8 Xhis
ists to Wavnesyille. I trust that every votary of successful Juiige G. s. Ferguson, of Waynesville, 'does not im , tnat he wastes human
Waynesville will investigate the offer of the Owners of Belle J(1C among his descendants. in perfoi.minK tasks that cai,
Meade properties. In my opinion, the Citizenship never had a Representatives of the family of u done mol.e effioiently and econom-
more lioerai oner anu oppoiiunuy iu acquire a suuauie men ui
1 I 1 Ul . , . A fr.f
janu uii such itaouuauic iciino
course. 1 WOU1Q llKe lO see every
become interested m the vital
Future Waynesville. Is the I
corporation? Every taxpayer
Then, why should'nt every individual be thoroughly enamored Caroline Noland, of C alniev, now
with any plan that makes for a better community life. Coif i)2 years old. Two of M youngest
Courses are paying investments. Therefore, investigate this descendants, Sara Ferguson Kirkpat
opportunity, put your good shoulder to the wheel; and, in a few rick and Emily Feiguson r.ilini, will
months Waynesville will have this much desired medium of unveil the monument.
sport and entertainment.
MRS. GWYN HOSTESS.
Mrs. T. Lenoir Gwyn delightfully
entertained with four tables of bridge
at her homje on South Main street
Tuesday afternoon honoring Mrs.
Odin Buell of Buellton, California and
Mrs. J. A. Jones oi Lynchburg, va
The whole lower floor was thrown j Decatur, Gforgia, Miss .leni- Lyn
ensuite and was artistically decorated ! DevaL, Decatur, Georgki, Mrs. K.ln i
with a variety of cut summer flowers. Thomason, Selanu, Mississippi, Mi.
Mrs. Gwyn presented her guests of George Cole and son, Georg? Jr.
honor with lovely hand embroidered (Memphis, Tennessee, p.id Mr. Cluie
towels. For top score prize Mrs. Roy
Francis received a hand embroidered
guest towel. In cutting for the con
solation prize a hand made hand
kerchief, Mrs. Joe Graves was the
During the afternoon Mrs. Gwyn
served a delectable salad and ice
Thosa present were: Misses Dor
othy Thomas, Mary Gwyn, Mesdames'the leading sopranos oi tne ciay, ana requested to notify their circle chair
Odin Buell, Buellton, Cal., J. A. i's noted for her beautiful voieo, and j men so they can be collected before
Jone, Lynchburg. Va., Robert Pin-jcharming personality. .hand.
nix, Robert Wood, Baltimore,, Alden j Miss Hunter began the study of i Be sure to remember the time and
Howell Jr. Joe Grave Winifred i nusic at the age of 4 years, and has tne pace Tuesday at the Green Tree
Rakpf. flr.mr.UkFl.. Charles
Knight, San Francisco, Cal., Robert
Osborne, West Palm Beach, Fla , Wil
liam Hannah, Ej A. Oliver, Fayette
ville, Fred Peden and Roy Francis.
Miss, Ellen Watlington, of Reids
ville, is a guest of Miss Man ha Neal
on Walnut street.
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course that is governed and main-
that make other courses desirable
by the club members and stock
- - - - ... . - .! " uiiiuicu . nis wneat anil tne lurrows were made
Waynesville m your grasp must ;Krundchildren, have moved to all'as straight as a bee line extending
thoughts must embrace every op
intoroata QYt vnnr nlflns milst.
keep step with the music of the
no .jjm.c ihum uc cnunn.ni v.
iui a vjuuniijr i.iuu onu vvu
puuuc spinueu man anu vviuiihii
issues that have a bearing on the
own of waynesville a successful
is a stock holder in our town,
I G TESTS AT THE KI'.I (AN HOME
, Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Griasan and
! children. Betty Dolly ,!i l Jack. Pirm-
jllf,ham, Ala.; Mr. and Mrs. Henry
j Miller and daughter, Helen, Mrs. G.
B Johnston, Richmond, Va., Mr. and
, Mrs Lewjs, Johnson and son,
Keys, Columbia, S. C.
LOUISE HUNTER TO SING HERE
Louise Hunter, celebrated soprano
of the Metropolitan Opera Co., will rUgS, pillows, etc., there will be a'he win place hhnMU on a regular
sing here Tuesday night, Aug. 17th,saie of cakes rons, camy and other' 11 the-vear-'round week payroll.
at the new high school. good things to eat. "
Miss Hunter is well known both in j AH members who cannot brinl Mr. p.nd Mrs. A. B. Wiliford of
this country and Europe as one of;
I gone steadily forward until now fhe
I has few equals and no superiors.
Last winter she was one of the sen
sations in New York, an i was com
pared favorobly with Marian Talley,
Her charming per.iwahty com-
pletely captivates her audience the to attend and bring a ba!t of Ivnch Big Tea Room Wednesday afternoon,
moment she makes her appearance and help dec.rnte the gravel. Spo- About seventy-five guests, called dur
will be greeted by a capacity house, cial services in tho afternoon .ing the afternoon.
Homer Ferguson, Shipping Magnate,
To Attend Unveiling.
.''embers of the Feigusol family
of Haywood county, and many others
who have moved to other parts of the
state and country, will gather at
Crabtree church next Saturday to
unveil a monument to the first mem
ber of the family to settle in this
country, Robert Ferguson, of Ireland,
and his wife, Fannie Love Ferguson.
The Fergusons, one of the oldest
families m this part of the state, had.duction on this farm
been living in Haywood county for
more .than 100 years, and this your
marks the hundredth anniversary of
the death of the founder.
A ceremony of unveiling will be
observed, and prominent members of
the family will make addresses,
among them Colonel H. B. Fiigusoii,
of Washington, D. C, and Homer
Ferguson, president of the Newport
News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock
Company. The monument is bein;
erected by members of the family
through the efforts of M.-i. M-uy No-
land Ferguson, whose nusband was a
grandson of Robert Ferguson.
Robert Ferguson who was born in
1764, came to America from Ireland
and lived near Kings Mountain with
his family. At the time of the Rev -
olution, still a boy, he carried water
to the wounded American soldiers,
while his older brother fought under bushels to the acre. A part of his
Sevier. corn crop, which indicates a large
Later he married Fannie Love, yield, is on land which he reclaimed,
whose family had also come over It was sown with rye last fall and
from Ireland, and the moved to Mad-this was turned down as a green ma
ison county and later to Crabtree, nuring crop for the corn.
where tile family now centers.
Pioneer and Trapper.
One ot the pioneers of this part of ton to the County Home, but there
the Btate, Robert Ferguson became 'are no visible evidences that he will
a hunter and trapper( and acquired eVer need the services of that insti
a Urge amount "of land on whifh he tution. In his farm activities he pro
built his home. The house is still in'..eeds under the idea that "if a thing
the family. J is worth doing Ht all, it is worth do-
The descendants of Robert Fergu- Ung well." For instance, in operating
on u,.a ; -u;ia J qo i
parts of the country, and have become between a quarter and half mile in
well-known in their respective pro-'iength, and the distance between the
fessions. Colonel H. B. Ferguson is lap drills was so uniform that nobody
well known as one of the men who'.,M f,n i.,., ..,,.
I l aised the Maine. Jim Garland Fer -
guson, of Arkansas, was a
;ior governor ot nis state in tnc last
seven generations are expected
aiieim me exercises wnnn win ;so
include a lannly reunion and
The oldest representative, a id one of
the most active, will
oe a grand -
daughter of Robert Ferguson, Mrs
THOMAS BRIDGE HOSTESS..
Mrs. Charles R. Thomas was hos -
tess to one table of bridge nt the
So Big Tea Room Saturday after- j si ve element in commercial iertili
noon to honor Mrs. Odin Buoll of zers. The idea of "raising" thing:;
Buellton, California and Miss Mary represents the only way that leads,
New. Each guest was presented with to economic freedom on the farm,
a dainty handmade handkerchief, 'regardless of whore it is located. The
Miss Acnes Thomas of Gastonia was
a guest for the party. A salad
course was served during the after-
I You are cordially
' to the Presbyterian
Bazaar on next
Tuesday, August 17th, at the Green
tree lea Koom on Main street.
addition to fancy articles, rajr
their contributions by 0 A. M., are
At Rocky Branch Clianel on Allen's
. Creek everybody is cordially .invited
Sold $3,200 Worth of Potatoes Last
Year Crops Are Better This
L. N. Pinner has a farm in Pigeon
River valley, near Canton. It was in
"run-down" condition when he pur
chased it five years ago, ami a part
of the open land had been abandoned
for agricultural purposes.
Under well-planned rotation ot!
crops, which included nitrogen gath
ering clovers unci other legumes, pro-
has been in
30 per cent
with the five,-year period.
When asked about his last year's
yield of Irish potatoes Mr. Pinner
said he got about half an average
crop yield. However, from his 192f
harvest of potatoes he received $3,200
'besides keeping enough to supply his
demands for seed this yea". He hao.
16 acres planted to potatoes last year.
This year he had about 10 acres and
the indicated yield per acre will be
much larger than last year. Rain
came in Haywood county in time to
save the crops of potatoes, with only
slightly diminished yields.
In his rotation Mr. Pinr.er usually
plans to let potatoes follow red clover
land wheat follows potatoes. On the.
hand from which he sold $;1,:!00 worth
0f potatoes last year he has wheat
liom which he estimates a yield of 35
Mr. Pinner lives on the hard-sur
faced county road leading from Can-
I Thp criticism lhat tann' H nt"
wnvk rninilnvlv HrtoQ nif cunm t or
nlv in Mr pinn.A t ;u
ically by horsepower and machinery.
vyjtb riding cultivator he cultivates
nine ncies of corn a dav and does it
better than is done with a one-horse
!?jde cultivator behind which a man
must walk and hold in position and
do four acres instead of nine.
"I am planning to raise a pair of
good mules, buy a tractor and then
keep only two mules instead of five
horses," said Mr. Pinner. Raising1
0 mu,eB (instead of buy them)
blends well into the scheme of things
Jon his farm. He "raises" most of his
nitrogen, which is the most expen-
lignal that should be
displayed on every
fiirm is, "Make this farm self-feuding
i While he did not fully outline hU
future nlans. we have a susni.-ion that
invited to come'jn coming years Mr. Pinner will let
flocks of nurehred Dn iltvv and ner-
'hap herd, of high-grade "dairv cows
into finished nrodnrtn. and with thro-
Florida ar RJ-:U at the
Smathers House on Iiv:tr.iH'i- avenue.
Mr. and Mrs. Wiliford h ive been
ci ming to Wan isvi.'q for over toi
years. Mrs. George S. Evans of Chicago,
Illinois and Mrs. Raymond B. Witt
of Chattanooga, Tennessee are guests
of Miss; Isabel Ferguson for several
days this week, Miss Ferguson gave
a tea to honor her guests at the So