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Volume XXXVIII. Number 34
WAYNESVILLE. HAYWOOD COUNHr. NORTH CAROLINA THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER SO, 1926
12.00 Year in Advance, $2.50 if not so Paid
A PROCLAMATION BY THE GOV-
The State of North Carolina has
for years led in efforts to reduce Are
waste and its attendant loss of life'
and property. October 3rd to 9th,
inclusive, has been designated as
FIRE PREVENTION WEEK J
throughout the United States, and I
appeal to our citizenry to become ac
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leni of conservation
C fullv eathered statist! s h !
that in 1925? ftf.914.014.00 worth of
property was destroyed by fire; that
293 human beings were burned to
de.th in North Carolina, caused large-
ly through carelessness. Compared '
with our National hre loss of 570 mil-1
lion dollars and 20,00 lives destroyed,!
with our National fire loss of 670 mil-
thi is low hut entirelv ton reat fnr
Tf i wall imnwn thnf. faiiMinAia ani
ignorance go hand in hand as the
chief causes of our great National
I, THEREFORE, urge that the'
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in accordance with Section 6080
iho flnnsnli Hnt.eH St.flt.nps. whinli nrn-
vides that the Governor of North
vioes mat we governor oi norm
Carohna sha each year in October,
uo a procm.rn.uon urg.ng u peo-
pie to proper observance.
During this week I also urge that
fire drills be held in schools, Stat,
institutions, factories-and stores, and
that they be continued at regular
That schools, theatres, churches,
public and private hospitals . and insti-
tutions, factories, stores and hotels
be inspected, to see that every safe-
guard against fire is provided, and
also that exit facilities are sufficient,
in the event of fire;
exane thl ordinaS
mase wera luracitm nmey are uitK
W in any particular. . !
. this.end I.urg5 ,ou, citi,en? to
tnorougmy co-operate wn our in-
surance Department, and that every
Mayor issue a Proclamation. I
earnestlv rwiuest the co-oneration of
citizens. Chambers of Commerce,
Rotary. Lions Kiwanis and Women's
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Clubs, and all other civic bodies and
AND NOW, THEREFORE, I do
issue this my Proclamation and do
set aside and designate
October 3rd to 9th. 1926, as Fire
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and do urge all our people to a prop-
er observance of this weak m obe-
dience to tne law ot iNortn Carolina,
uone at our u.ity oi naieign, mis
11th day of September, in the year'
of our Lord, one thousand nine hun-
dred anH twentv-six and in the one
ored and twenty six, ana in tne one
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By the Governor:
ANGUS W. McLKAN,
Charles H. England,
WAYNESVILLE HIGH VICTORI
OUS OVER HENDERSONVILLE
The. first football game of the sea
son was played last week on the
Waynesville township high school
athletic field between the Henderson-
ville and Waynesville high school
teams. There was an overwhelming 1
victory for Waynesville with a total
of 7 to 0.
The game was played under ideal
conditions with cool, fair weather
ana an entnusiasue crowu 01 uuu!
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ters who did their part, to cneer ing Lincoln and the official mileage Mangum, Monroe,, roadster, H.o; t. consolation and Mrs. Theodore Mc
them on. This victory should not recorde(l. B. Gresham, Jr., Charlotte, roadster, Cracken was lucky in cutting tho low
make the team too sure of thera-j The cars started out closely bunch-
selves, , but encourage them to fight ed but were allowed to proceed at
with the aim to win every game that's any speed selected by their drivers
scheduled. , An they will -have to and ;t my be added that the cars
flght;for there will be some daring1 were driven by their owners, not by
the season that will be, tough, but !trained mechanics. Some cpntestants
the Waynesville team' may count on cj,0se to drive slowly, others rapidly,
the support of the school end towr. ; each according to his own Idea of the
EASTERN SI AK IO HOLU Mbb r,
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Tt, Wavtvillp Chanter No ins
Ct .V V will hold its regular meeting
U. iii. r, win noia its regular meeting
on Thursday, Oct. 7, at eight P. M
in the Masonic hall,
CARD OF THANKS.
We wish to thank each and every-
one of the many friends for the
kindness shown Jne during the death
of my husband, Robert Bryson. May
the Lord's richest ; blessings rest on
each and' everyone of you.
(Signed) MRS.. LAURA BRYSON,
FORD GASOLINE TEST OPENS
EYES OF AUTOMOBILE OWNERS
Na'n st0ck cr with No Attach-
ments Used in Testing . Motor
' Cars on Average Paved Road;
Merits of Cars Proved
During Trials. -
The momentous question "How!ed bv Misses Fea trans. Graves and
far can a Ford automobile travel on
gallon of gasoline?" has been an-
swered. rian, rendered a very amusing read-!
The answer is 49.3 miles. !ing
It was ascertained last Wednesday, A out . announced
in a conUst P" by the hostess at 8 o'clock, and the
Charlotte -and out-of-town Ford own- wag tavlted. to partake in buf.
er8' nd Promoted b 18 Ford. de"!ers' fet, or cafeteria 'style. The tables
,ivin various towns in the Char-
10"e iraa. w"ry
Not only was the astonishing rec-
oru m ou ku W,D ""
but the average mileage of all the
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w"wing reco i oo..o
Tho tests wets held lirni-r sUDer-
-consisting of T. wcf. uiasgow, oi
t.hn (i lascnw-Stewart comnanv: JO-
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sePh P- Fitzsimmons, ot
observer7 lT " ' " " X 1 ,"'
Charlotte .Mrs. W N. Coward, Mr. C H. AI.en,
It was the duty of th, cmm.t tee M.ss Edna Reams, Miss Alice Ben-
to see that all contestants compe cd ton Mi Mary Rose Fe.gans Miss
on equa terms to inspect the DaIsy Frank in M,ss Eleanor Glad-
tanks of the cars before gasoline was .tone. Mrs Lucy Posey. Mrs. J R.
PUred l"' T J?nlS. ' 'SS ""'LvTm8
age made by each automobje Graves, Miss Elizabeth Mortal M...
Only Ford stock model, with 1926 Fannie Goodman, Miss Helen Saun-
enal numbers were ehl. J con. dePB M. Fannie Scovill Miss Clem-
pete, and no extra equipment such Casey Mss Glenna Cloyd, M.ss
speml carburetors ignition sys- prances McCrackenv Miss Mary
terns, etcj were premi tted . Nor Thoma Mr. Joh N. Wllso, M.ss
r. stripped- oj odd. . hp
T WmETi KILLED
Ordinary Gasoline News was received .in this office of
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Only ordinary gasoline, such as can the death of an unidentified . woman,
wB Th Ka
line selling at extra pnees, could be
be used. ......
Previous to the start of the tests,
three judges saw that the gasoline
lines of each car were disconnected,
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ana au iue. uran.eu ixuin
The carburetors then were inspected
to see that they, too, were dry. Then
' while the judges stood by, a gallon of
'gasoline, poured from a measured
container, was placed in each tank,
! and the tanks scaled to prevent fur-
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tner iuei ucj..k uucu. -
were required 10 oe m
oi tne ru... unicim.oc
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ttvery enort was maue 10 mu
criticism of the records made.
only were extraordinary precautions
. n nil ..'IT 11 rnp THKUIIIIK. UUL L11C Will-
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of its'sneedomitor by members of the
police department, who checked its record by an automobile with a closed w' . "
speedomitor against their tested and body, was won by J. F. McGinnis, of T" W"'eS
sealed speed recording mechanisms. Charlotte, who tooled off 46.3 miles 1Be Asnevllle nmes.
Start Runs. .n a four door sedan. MRS. C. F. KIRKPTARICK ENTER-
The economy runs were started A "dead heat" was scored for .iec- TAINS
from the Ford plant on Statesville ond place in this division. The coupe '
avenue. The contestants were start- of Miss Eska Baker, of MarshvP.le, Mrs. Cleveland F. Kirkpatrick de
ed nort on the Statesville road to a and the tudor sedan of L. H. Penning- Hghtfully entertained with three
point 22 miles north of the city, where er, of Concord, stopped "neck and tables of bridge at her home on Wal-
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a man was stationed to turn mem
around without stopping. They, then
proceeded southward toward Char-
Each automobile was required to
n until it stowed for lack of gas-
and the driver was required to
Lemajn at the place his car stopped
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until he was reached Dy tne iouow-
most economical speed of his vehicle.
. . at 12 o'clock -
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Wednesday afternoon, ana 11 was ai-
m6st 7:30 o'clock m the evening De-
lore tne juugen nnum. w -
ae-a made bv each car and returned
to their homes.
... Prizes Offered . .
Prizes of $300 in gold had been of
feied by the 18 associated Ford
dealers to the hiirh-scores in the tests,
and the first prize of tl00, offered
for the highest mileage obtained by
an open car, was won by B. B. Deal,
of Kannapolis, driving a roadster.
He was the owner who made the as-
tounding record of 49.3 miles, ;.i.';.
Second prize in the open car class,
The faculty members of Cullowhee
State "formal, were delightfully en
tcrta fried last Monday evening from
5 to 7 o'clock at the home of Pro
feasor and Mm. Frank H. Brown.':TuMda',B Asheville Times.
Fleasing musical solos were present-',
Franklin of the Cullowhee faculty,
whil Miss Eleanor Gladstone libra-
upon the lawn in front of the Brown
residence presented a very pretty
thejr g p ,nt.
ments whil the entir scene wai -..-..o......-
. ,;to. .nJtr,n w" fllIed 8nd not a
" erass covered mountain slonea on all -
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sides and twinkling stars of an In-
dian Summer twilight forming a
canopy of glory overhead. Ice eold
punch, home made cake and ice
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b the foilowinK: President and
ti m tr..t. :. m.'..ku
una. xa. x . xiu.ne., ivubb .iinnoui
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Ford roadster driven by herself near
Kletn 8 Bridge, Ga. ....
The wrecked car bore the North
Carolina license tag No. 221332,
Miss Johnson was a young woman
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wiin Doooea reu nair ana nau u.o-
tinct black mole on the left side of
her chin near her mouth. She was
wearing at the time of the accident,
knickers, khaki colored, and an army
xhe body is being held at a Gaines-
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vine, u. unuenaKing nuwuHunw.
awaiting location oi relatives. Any
nuurmaiiuu uumuchiimk iu.a juwiauii
w.u ue apy.mui.cu u. w mi
ii-rt t-. i
?ou, was won Dy u. u. oamnger, u
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ctnr ,h imiri,ri AU miluQ tn tha
First prize of flQO for the best
necK at 41.00 miies. a prrae 01 iu
had been offered for second place,
but the Ford dealers decided to award
a prize of $50 to each of the drivers.
Other records were as foVows:
Parks Hutchinson, Chariott-, road-
ster, 47 miles; D. H. Howard, Mount
tl 1 1 Air TTT A
nouy, roaaster, mues; . .-1.
43.1; Miss Effie Jones, Lmco.nston, , card. she received a hand embroid-
coupe, 33.9; R. P. Siler, Gastonia, ered towel.
coupe, 33.85; R. C. Rush, Belmont, jhe players were: Mesdames Wit-
roadster, 32.4; John Haffey, Mat- am r, palmer, Sam B. Laid, H.
. thews, coupe 31.3; Raymond Jacobs, Gordon Starkey, W. S. Martin, all of
Fort Mill, touring, DOS; Eric e Horn- Canton, R. L. Lee, Frank Smathers,
back, Marshville, roudrten 35.1; L. c. S. Badgett, Smokemont, Jama
A. Abernethy, Belrnjiit. coupe, 34 5.r;,Jt. Long. Ernest J. Hyatt, John
.Roy Bass, Fort MjU, ccuae,
O. Payne, Gastonia. touring, 34.1: W.
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i-, rrazer, otatesvuie, roaasier, on,
j. Ingram, ragewna, coupe, o.-oi
sio. w t Win,-.. t w-b Hi!!
37.2; W. T. Williams, Jr., Rock . Hul,
35.98; R. H. Leanard, Matthews,
roadster, 35.95; David Brown, States-
ville, fordor sedan, 35.9; W. E. Luck-
ey, Mount Holly, coupe, 41.7; fl. F,
Davis, Charlotte, coupe, 41.3; Miss
Elizabeth Overcash, Kannapolis,
coupe, 39.8; T. J. Burgin, Lincoln,
' In addition to the cash prizes,
awards of ; special equipment were
- iven - by the Ford dealers to high-
WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA
. GOOD WILL TOUR.
All Spaces Are Taken Cities Along
the Route Wire They're Ready
to Green Asheville Visitors.
f Western Morth Carolina
w11 sUlrt 125 of lts representatives
on twelve-day sectional advertis-1
,n ,nd ood wl11 tour through New
E"1"""1 nd East Canada The
,party will leave the Southern Rail-!gRn,
way station in. Asheville at 7:30 on a
f"8"? chartered tr..n. Hundred,
entAfto b,d the tour, party farewell.
At noon today everything wbb in
readiness for the start of the good
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will trip, Walter P. Taylor, cha.rm.n
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- accommodation lert over.
C. of C Busy Place.
The Asheville Chamber of Com-i "Now, however, we have in our their behalf, but also in convincing
merce which is sponsoring the Pour midst this bookish scholar, whose testimony to the value of organlza
was in a bustle of excitement and achievements are known in every tion in the national as well as tha
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bers of the tour party who failed to
recejve them gt g meeti for tht
terday and a storm of
l"t minute, questions and problems
on tfc rf J P
iang wag fce carried ur
fro" cities ineluded i"
touf itinera indicate(, , simjlar up.
heava jn thoge be reached flrgP
The chamber commerce of Har.
firgt wired the
MM organizatio 'hat every
preparation has been made for ihe.r
-Kertainment Similar messages "
S"1? J n ' o
Niagara Falls and Hamilton, Onta-
One of the most important parts
rf agt mjnute arrangement pr.
ram was th nreoaration of a film
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that shows Asheville and Western
North Carolina and various activities
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ln "em. ini
s will be shown in
cities alonir the tour route. A ItlOVie
of the entire trip is to be taken by
the Asheville Chamber of Commerce's
publicity department for exhibition
at a reunion of tour members when
this party returns to Asheville.
The.high points to be hit during
tbe tQur are Harrjsburg, pa.; Buffalo,
Ny. Nj p llg N y . Hami;
ton, Ottowa and Toronto in Ontaria;
Quebec in Quebec;
xuii.a.iu, imiuvju, uiin., no-
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luii. mass.; itw .uin ji.y unu i iui-
ville at 2:20 o'ock the afternoon of
Swday. October 10. The tour party
nut street Tuesday afternoon
The home was artistically decor-
aled Ior the occasion with bowler and
vases 0f 0id fasnioned fall flowers
placed at points of advantage.
r ' After several progressions
Frank Rmathers was presented
brass tray for first prize. All guests
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including the tea guests, cut lor the
Kirkpatrick and Misses Joscelyn Mc-
Dowell and Frances Johnson. Vl
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xr.e tea guests were: Mesdames
Theodore McCrackjen, . J. Harden
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natrick. T L. Prevost and Miss
Mrs. Kirkpatrick served a delicious
gaiad course with its accompanie-
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: COMMUNION SERVICE '
t The quarterly communion of the
Presbyterian church will be observed
on-next Sunday,, Oct 3rd, at the
morning service. . .. It I hoped that
the membership will be present -in,
;, large, numbers.
FORMER WAYNESVILLE VISITOR CAROLINA MOTOR CLUB LAUD
J PRAISED. , ED FOR HELP IN FIGHT FOR
News and Observer.
Edwin Bjorkman, eminent literary
critic and translator, who recently
came to the mountains of Western
North Carolina to make his perraa-j
nent residence, has a few months
spread a new influence among the
people of Asheville and its vicinity.
.Word of this influence was brought
to Raleigh yesterday by Joseph Du-
Sunday editor of the Asheville
, "Asheville has become quite . ud
.An. celet fs Mr' Dua"
sald, ..bnt lt is seldom that we have
the opportunity of knowing them
other than as tourists, who come to
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one of the resort hotels for rest and;
tiei. Rarely are we enabled to see
and talk to a great man at work as
'well as at play.
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wuumira ueimaiieiii icsiuence in me
mountains and says he intends to be-
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We of the Times staff consider oui-
selves lucky indeed to be able to
along side of a colleague whose
ninrTL bLr Tcon-
" 1, many 'ye.'.. A- you
J ' ; h e
each week turns out a pageof com-
ment and Reviewg forPe gunda
t e &u y
He a , fc ma , ba,d
once J ' bfi sycandinavian.
do't obscure the merry twinkle in
his eyes. Mr. Bjorkman has a quick
' hunwr- "e 8peak' a
Swedish accent, but his English is
u . !u i , u . !
r asked him the other day if he
didn,t and J
tKin,,. nt., Hi m.
illustrate n side of his character. He
sa;d My boy, I will never be bale
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- to exDress mv relief at havine es-
panpH frnm it
Mr. Bjorkman for many years was
Literary Editor of the New York
Sun and before that was connected
with seVeral other New York papers.
He is the translator of the plays of
Strindberg and Kreymbor and has
written many books himself. Pro-
fessor William Lyon Phelps of Yale
University as well as Dr. Chase of
our own University of North Caro-
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llna nave written to rar. ojorKman,
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aynrfisa nor rnpir n mns irp T.nHr. na is
again engaged in his literary criti-
t.aiii nun, aim uuvi. ."en Muiareu
the belief that the South will benefit
greatly by the residence of such an
eminent man of letters.
DIXIE MINSTRELS A SUCCESS.
The Dixie Minstrels, presented by
the Waynesville high school on Fri
day evening at the Waynesville
township high school auditorium, was
a huge success both in production and
The solos rendered by Marshall
Mitchell. Marcus Davis and J. D.
Shackelford were exceptionally good,
The end-men, James Thomas, Jr.,
Fred Calhoun. Josh Beam. Clarence
Elkins, T. N. Massie, Jr. and Donald
Hyatt, with their songs, jokes and
dunces kept the audience shouting
with laughter throughout the pei-
ft.rmanee. These comedians
rival some of the best.
Miss Mary Ray and Miss Grace
Hipps led their choruses, made uji!n- Shoolbred, George H. Ward, James
of some of the most attractive high : w- Ferguson, Alden Howell, James
fcnooj girlSi with great ease and W. Reed, Faucette Swift, Dave A.
rersonai charm. The dance steps and Baker, Will Hyatt, Robert Osborne,
smgs were ot th lastest and given West Palm Beach, Fla., Misses Nan-
.; prfe:t rythem. (nette Jones, Louise Beville, Robina
The Apache solo dance, given .by 'Miller, Alice Quinlan, Janie Love
Miss Janie Love Mitchell and Mr. Ju- Mitchell, Isabel! Ferguson and Sara
i;us Welch lent an air of the classical
to the show and was given with much
grace and expression.
Mr. Joe Welch and Mr. Julius " w '""y
Welch also added to the amusement I -and Mrs. J. Harden Hweil
of the audience by their portrayal of entertainedt their home Windover,
W mind reading specialy. ' !" Wednesday evening with a beau-
Th ,,-hni.. w . nn.Unnllv tlfu"y appointed dinner in honor of
good for an ameteur performance and
it is hoped that it will be repeated
next year. -
U. D. C MEET,
Mrs. V. C. Nobeck will entertain
the local chapter of the ,U. D. C.
on Friday afternoon at her home on
Hazel street from two to three -
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MOTOR TAX CUT.
Signing of the New Revuuie Bill by
President Coolidge Marks fcnd ot
Successful Campaign to Cut
On the eve of the signing of tfce
new tax bill by President Coolid.e.
W. F. Shipman, manager of Western
North Carolina territory of the Caa
olina Motor Club, received a letter
from the National headquarter! cf Ike
American Automobile Associauar.
complimenting the Can-lma MoUr
V reM,ve i , i f
part it took ,n the successful battle
for the reduction of tne federal au-
tomobile excise taxes,
tu io ;n v,
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The fact that in the last ana.ysi
cent of v total of tax reductian to
$987,000,000 speaks volumes not only
,for the aggressive fight waged on
Mr. Shipman said that, in '.he eon-
gratulatory letter juac received, Ern-
est B. Smith, genor.. manager of
the American Automobile Afia-
tion, who supervised the Agfe in
Washington, it is sh.wn that without
the helof the locai rlub ri rther
clubs affiliated wan the .ssoeteinn
contributed through direct ami
representae-.ns t, Conr,
the share of the ...'.mobile owner,
, this years Ux cut would have
It ig inted out lhat aI1
Pn m5i,u ., frum Fwf.
eral tax re,ief. but it was only made
p0SBible by tne ducs of cIub mem.
ber. and by the ability of the clubs
to cali Uhe a.entn of their
8entat'vcst Co7 1 V"
way to the .utcrests of tueir coii-
'Ztor federa, excise
tax cut applies as fallows: Repeal
q twQ and Qne ha,f per cent ml
tirM. narts and accessories. S85.000.-
000 repeal of three per cent tax on
passenger cars to three per cent,
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JOINT HOSTESSES ENTERTAIN
Mesdames Hugh A. Love, James Lv
Stringficld and Miss Lena AltstaeL-
ter most charmingly entertained on-
Tuesday afternoon with eleven tables
ot bridge at tne nome oi mrs. einng-
neld n ove ljane-
The lower floor of the home was
beautifully decorated with a pro-
fusion of early fall flowers.
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At tne conclusion oi tne game miss
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saruh Hannnn was rniinn in n nn i'
ine hieh score and was presented a
nanasorac silver ica-.iut aiuim. .uij.
Mary Saumenig, who held second high
8C0re, was awarded a double deck of
cards. Mrs. John N. Shoolbred re
ceived a dainty towel for cutting the
'flie hostesses served their guesti
Those playing were: Mesdames A.
S. Barnhart, Daytona, Fla., J. F.
Abel, A. C. Connelly, Florida, Robert
H. Mitchell, Adam Glass, Mobile,
Alu., Mary Saumenig, Shelby Hani-
mond, Maude Gilmer, B. J. Sloan,
"scar Kaine, j. v. beaver, Clarence
Miller, Jr., Rufus Siler, Robert Coin.
Han.v Rotha, Joe Graves, Herbert
Ashton, Hilliard Atkins, M. H.
Keeves, hoy riancis, i. Grady Boyd,
James R. Thomas, Rufus L. Allen,
Charles R. Thomas, I)i:ke Hay, Black
Mountain, Caroline de Neerguard,
Ernest L, Withers, Harry Hall, John
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Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Kirkpatrick. '
The color scheme of orange and
red was most cleverly carried out in
detail in menu and decorations.
The guest list included Mr. and Mrs.
C, F. Kirkpatrick, Mr. and Mrs.
C. W. Miller, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. G. C.
Plott, ,Mr. and Mrs. Charles Miller,
MrY and Mrs. Theodore McCracken,
and Mr.' and Mrs. Leon Killian. -