p the Waynesville mountaineer
jckety Home Destroyed
Fire; Occupants Away
?ck home of Mr. and Mrs.
Williamson of Thickety
L was completely de
hv are at 11 a m. Friday
its occupants were away.
MS estimated at $25,000.
the blaze broke out, Mrs.
sd was in Waynesville at
s Home Demonstration
isic school at the court
r Williamson was working
hampion plant in Canton,
children were in school at
?f ?as discovered by Wil
[ord of Waynesville, driv
t get Dairy Co., who call
lyde Fire Department but
ile to get the call through
rfthe department's phone
I of order. He then called
nesville Fire Department
?emen relayed the call to
market in Clyde, next
he fire house.
Bremen were on the sc^ne
nutes, but found the roof
iliamson residence caving
[here was no fire plug in
the area, the firemen used their
original supply of 1,500 gallons
and went to the Fibreville section
of Canton for another tankful. Can
ton's street washer also supplied
a total of 3.000 gallons.
The Williamson residence is
nearer Canton than Clyde, but
Canton firemen are prohibited by
ordinance from leaving the town
The fire loss included clothing,
household furnishings, and wood
working machinery worth $1,000
in the basement of the home.
The cause of the fire has not
Protests Dogs On Dogs
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. <AP>?Mrs.
Myrtle McCormick got a divorce
after she testified her husband in
sisted that a litter of eight puppies
sleep at the food of their bed.
Most fish swim with a motion
which may be compared to that of
an oar when a boat is sculled.
TED ROtiEBS DON SHAW
Honor students of the senior class of the Waynesville Township
High School have been announced. The valedictorian is Ted Rog
ers, son of Mr. and Mrs. Claude Rogers, and salutatorian is Don
Shaw, son of Dr. and Mrs. Luther Shaw. Both boys will have a
part on the commencement program.
By W. C. MEDFORD
Diary of Frank M. Davis, Sr.
In the early 90's Uncle Frank
mentions the Farmers' Alliance
meetings and rallies several times.
The organization was popular here
1890: May 23rd?"Suffering in
ekr and head, Dr. Roberts here."
May 26th?"Head some better."
June?"Robert took fruit to
Clyde." (Meaning dried apples.
Clyde was then an important ship
ping and trading point. Both ap
ples and peaches thrived here then
?without any spraying.)
October 17th ? "Public school
begins today." (By 1890 there were
a few schools in the county hold
ing aftfr Christmas through Feb
i ruary. The meaning of Davis' diary
here is, the adjourned session of
public school after "letting out for
fodder" in September.)
1891: December 20th ? "Thos.
Ferguson, Sr. died today."
February 8th ? "Esq. Spence
Walker died." "Visited several fam
ilies getting up petition for Local
May 6th?"Frost and ice * this
morning." "Boys brushing". (In
those davs they would hitch horses
to a crabapple or thorn bush and
drag over sown oats or, maybe,
May 26th?"Went to Stock-law
election." (That was when this
law was being first voted in here
July 15th?"Helped T. J. Davis
load tobacco." (This was about as
late as they ever shipped bright
tobacco. It was packed in "tierces"
October 1st?"J. Mills Shook
died. Boys chopping in whelt."
October 21st?"Took load of cain
(catie! to R. E. Medford's factory.
Made up cain."
November?"Went to wool fac
tory." (Killians carding and knit
ting machine at Waynesville.)
December 23rd ? "Mrs. Judge
Gudger died at Waynesville."
Cold Spell of 1892
Here Uncle Frank notes the cold
spell of that year, recording the
temperature on several days be
tween January 6th and 22nd, 1892.
a period of 15 days. For a week it
was never above 5 degrees, twice
he says It was "zero"?and one day,
10 degrees below.
January 9th?"Joe F. Fincher
died. J. S. Davis started on Farm
ers" Alliance campaign." (To speak
for the Alliance. Those were the
days that gave rise to the song,
"The farmer is the man that feeds
January 30th?"Henry McElroy,
Sr. died at home of his brother
. February 9th?"Laying off road
from iron bridge near A. J. Finch
er's to intersect road near W. P.
"Sold a walnut stump to mail
March?"Bracket riving boards.
I sapt (sapped) them." (Today we
would say making or . splitting
boards. "Sapping" boards was trim
ming the sap off with an axe.)
. April 15th?"Went to grand
session Sons of Temperance at
June 10th ? "Sam Fitzgerald
July 31st?"Long's Chapel was
dedicated by Rev. Dan Atkins."
(That was the old church that
stood near the railroad.)
1893: March?"Aunt Polly Rog
Here follows through several
days entries like: "Hauled manure
?cut bryers (briers)?hauled rails
?fixt fence?hauled litter?went
to mill?dug out trough." etc.
(This will give an idea ol spring
To Be Invested
The Rt. Rev. Wilburn Cam rock
Campbell, D D.. will be Invested
and installed as fourth bishop of
West Virginia in services in Muni
cipal Auditorium, Charleston,
West Virginia, Tuesday. May 10.
The services will be conducted
work on the farm in those days.
Farmers often dug out?of large,
smooth log-clits?feed troughs and
watering troughs with a foot-adz.)
September 20th ? "J. N. Davis
(Jimi was sick 15 days, typhoid
October ? "Minded tobacco
barn." ("Minding" or 'tending to
tobacco barn meant the work of
curing bright tobacco in barns?
through the three stages of "yel
lowing." "running the heat" and
1894: January 16th?"Made lit
tle Flora a pair of shoes."
(March 26th?"Mercury 10 de
grees above zero, fruit all killed."
? This seems to have been almost a
match for our March 27th this year
April 14th ? "Senator Vance
died. Bedded sweet potatoes."
May 20th ? "Mountains white
with snow." iyou see. we often for
get nowadays when we talk about
the favorable, uniform weather of
May 23rd?"Went to church
Rev. J. R. Long preached."
June 1st?"Frost this morning,
June 11th?"Helpt Francis get
out timber for office." (For Fran
cis' medical office.)
September 18th?"Went to Can
ton to hear discussion between
Hon. W. T Crawford and Rich
"I gained suit vs. A. J. Robinson
re 75 acres of land." ?
"Went to Clyde, took 52 chick
ens" (no datei.
October 30th?"Geo. W. Finch
"Made wagon at Clyde." )Me
keean & West made wagons there
November? "Went to wool fac
December 12th?"Sam P. Queen ,
died from a cut by a knife, (cut) by
John Landpn Ferguson."
FOK THE EDIFICATION AND ENLIGHTENMENT vf all persons
who hmrr never seen any real Haywood County ramps, here's
a closeup of the odoriferous mountain herb to which thousands
of people will pay homage at Camp Hope Sunday at the 26th an
nual Kamp Convention. The Mountaineer photographer who took
this closeup has been nomiated for one of the American Photo
graphic Society's awards of merit for service above and beyond
the call of duty, (lie took the picture without a gas mask or u?e
of a resuscitator afterward.)
by the Hi. Ret'-Honry Knox Sher
rill, D.D., presiding bishop of the
Episcopal Church in the United
Bishop Campbell spent his boy
hood in Waynesvillc and has a
wide family connection in the
county. H? -Is the son of Mrs. Ar
thur Waldron of Lake Wood, Ohio
and the late Wilburn C. Campbell
of Waynesvifle, Hid brother, Hugh
B. Campbell is an attorney of
The 18 pjr eent of U. S. high
ways that get federal aid carry
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HASTINGS. Neb (APi?A Hast
ings school teacher almost gave up
when a pupil asked "What di dyou
give this book to me to be read to
' oul of for?" 1
There are about 54'a million
children under 18 in the United
1 States, an increase of 13 million
! since World War II.
There are records of American
lobsters weighing 34 pounds, but
European lobsters seldom weigh
more than 10 pounds.
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ALBUQUERQUE <AP>?An ex
pert attests the quality of South
western adobes?mud bricks from
which many homes are built. Far
had Ganjei ot Tehran. Iran, on a
tour, says adobe Is the main build
ing material in his country but the
bricks here are larger and thicker,
more durable, and are put to bet
ter use than in Iran.
There are U. S. towns called
Arabia. Argentine, Bavaria, Bel
gium. Bohemia, Bolivia, Siberia,
Russia. Brazil and Poland says the
National Geographic Society.
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