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Volume XXXVII. Number 16
Waynesville, Haywocd County, North" Carolina, Thunlay, April 16, 1925
$2.00 a Year in Advance, $2.50 if not bo Paid
Rev. A. V. Joyner Acepts Pastorship
of the Baptist Church.
Wilmington, N. C, April 14. The
Rev. A. V. Joyner, pastor of Temple
Baptist church for a little more than
a year, yesterday tendered his resig
nation as pastor of that church to-
become effestive May 1. It was ac
cepted by the congregation with gen
uine regret. Mrs. Joyner will remain
in the city until the close of the pres
ent school term and will join him at
The resignation was tendered in
order to permit him to accept a call
to the pastorate of Canton Baptist
church, 15 miles of AsheviUe.
The Rev. Mr. Joyner came to Wil
mington as pastor of Temple church
in February, 1924 from Williamstcm,
and his work here has been all that
could have been asked for or desired.
About 100 additions have been added
to the church roll .since his accep
tance of the pastorate. He was
held in the very highest regard and
esteem by the members of his con
gregation. The Canton church has been per
sistent for several years in its efforts
to secure the Temple pastor, no less
than three calls having been extend
ed him by that congregation.
His new charge is only a short
distance from Waynesville where he
was located for six years. The Can
ton church has a membership of over
500 and a splendid church building.
Preparations are now being made to
build a Sunday school bujlding.
.MR. GLAVIS TO HAVE NEW
Ed Glavis whose home is located
on the left of the Dellwood road, just
beyond the Moody store, has with hi
the past weelq, had the grounds
around his residence graded and fitted
for the sowing of lawn grass seed.
The slopes and curves of the premises
are such as to promise a very attrac
tive lawn when the improvement is
The incres in numbers, from year
to year, of those residents who show
an interest in beautifying their home
grounds, is one of the most gratify
ing tendencies tqj be noted in the va
rious communities of Haywood county.
It is a tendency worthy of recognition
J. B. Lockman, a farmer, who lives
nearby, did the grading and fitting
for Mr. Glavis and a very good job
he made of it, too. Mr. Lockman
moved over from Cataloochee the lat
ter art of last year.
Mr. Glavis is the competent ship
ping clerk in the wholesale estab
lishment of Blackwell-Bushnell.
WHEELERS HISTORY OF NORTH
Hickory. N. C, April 11, 1925.
The reprint of Wheeler's History
of North Carolina will be ready for
distribution early in May as an
nounced by the New York publisher,
Frederick H. Hitchcock. The book
which contains valuable information
of the early days and families of
North Carolina, (much of which is
found nowhere else, will be a fac
simile of the original volume as pub
lished in 1851.
It will also contain some new and
interesting matter, including a list
of the present State officers and mem
bers of the last legislature, both
House and Senate. State Judiciary,
U. S. Congressmen and Senators, Gov
ernors from. 1851 to the present time,
and names of counties added since
There are still 200 copies available
for advanced subscribers at $4.00 each
for which write Mrs. E. L. Shufford,
State Historian, D. A. R., Hickcry,
N C. When these are exhausted, the
regular book sellers' price wil! take
effect at 16.50 each.
OLD TIME FIDDLERS' CONVEN
TION. On next Thursday night, April 23rd,
at 8:15 an old time fiddlers' conven
tion will, be held in the Haywood coun.
ty court house.
Many well known fiddlers will Be
present and a real good entertain
ment will be held.
A' cash prize will be given as first
prize and a fiddle and banjo as second
The admittance fee will be 50 cents
and 26 cents.
For further information sEe Mr. P.
The Red Maple
A Springtime Charm of Waynesville.
I And what a long drawn out charm
'it affords. The red maple trees with
their myriads of tiny red blossoms
are the earliest to restore a vision
of life and ruddineSB and warmth to
the wintry landscape.
The blossoms persist for two or
three weeks, then imperceptible .the
seeds emerge and are suspended at
the ends of long red stems. You
will hardly notice that a change has
taken place. To the casual observer
the tree presents the same glowing
picture it was a month or more -igo.
But stop and look and you will dis
cover a wonderful transformation.
At the end of the long red stem
you will find suspended in a pale
green covering the seed with red
wings on either side nearly an inch
long. And the seeds are countless
and soon they will be wafted away on
their red pinions by the vagraant
spring breezes. But how few of them
will find a safe lodging place in
j which to rest and germinate and gr-iw
into tree to charm human eyes.
Amazingly wasteful Nature seems
to be of her energy.
Visitors have remarked that in no
.other town have they observed so
many red maple trees as abound here
in Waynesville. This is a distinction
then of which our residents may well
be, proud and one which should be
preserved and fostered.
Onlyj too frequently through fa
miliarity do interesting' and charming
objects grow unremarkable until the
bservations and praises of some,
chance visitor or stranger renews our
interest in them. And one such visi
tor has suggested that if you would
enjoy an entrancing Mending of del
icate shaades of red and green lights
go in the morning or late afternoon
and stand near a red maple between
you and the sun and observe the effect
'produced by the rays at the sun filter.
'ing the seed laden twigs and branches
of the tree.
It will awaken vague memories and
imaginings in your mind similar to
( those awakened by the lines of the
poet who wrote of the "light that
: never was on land er ea."
Commencement program for Ha-
zelwood school, Thursday nght, April
23rd, at 7:30:
I I. Welcome Third Grade,
j ill. Mud Pies Firei Grade.
III. Play Picnic in Fairy Land,
i iIVl The Quarrel Advanced l'i -.'i
and Second Grades.
V. Sunbonnet Sally and Overall Jim
', Vli Reading Promotions lAwarl-
' ing Certificates.
Closing Song by School.
EASTER PICNIC DINNER.
On Easter Sunday a delightful pic
nic dinner was enjoyed on the rawn
at the tesidence of C. A. Haynes on
Love Lane by members of the Me
Cracken, Kirkpatrick and Haynes
The out-of-town guests were:
Mlssei Eva Mae iBradburn, Edna
Crouch, Lois McCracken, Miss Jervis
and Mary Kirkpatrick from Mars
HillCollege, Sara Osborne and Luci'.e
Gladney from Montreal, Miss Kate
and Henry B. Osborne from Clyde,
Vij. R, Kirkpatrick and wife from
FrankUin,, Wallace MoCracken from
REVIVAL SERVICES AT BAPTIST
Revival services will begin in the
First Baptist church next Sunday and
will continue for two weeks. Rev
A. J. Smith, pastor-evangelist, of
Franklin will do the preaching. All
!the people of our town and commu
nity are cordially invited to attend
the meeting and help make it a great
blessing to our town.
YORK RITE REUNION.
The local bodies of the Youk Rite
of Masonry will hold their Spring
reunion on the 23rd and 24th of April.
The Capitular and Cryptic degrees will
be conferred on the 23rd and the Or.
den of the Temple on the 24th. It
is expected to be one of the largeet
and best reunions ever held by the
j local bodies and candidates from many
'points between Waynesville and Mur
phy will be present for the degrees,
as well as a large attendance for the
'New Buildings and
DEPOT STREET MERCHANTS
SOON IX) MOVE TO NEW
Ferguson & Walker, the well known
and prosperous grocers on (Depot
street, figure on moving into their
new building early next week. Their
moving depends on the completion
and installation of he nw store
fixtures which is subject to delay.
ITheir new location will be four
doors distant from their present one
which they hale occupied Ithree
years It is alongside the Cherokee ga
rage, and will have an unobstructed
view up Railroad street.
The new store room is 26x80 feet
and is lighted by large plate glass
windows at the front. Probably no
other store room in town is better
lighted than this all day long by
The fixtures are being manufactured
by Hyatt & Co. .
C. C. Walks r and J. .1. Ferguson
comprise the business firm which will
move into the new building. Three
months ago Mr. Walker bought the
interest of Mr. W. H. MeCracken,
who had been 'Mr. Ferguson's partner
up to that time.
Along with groceries Walker &
Vrgusson will handle fresh native
MASSEY'S BUNGALOW NEAR
At the foot of the hill, 80 rods or
more beyond Turpin's Chapel, on the
left of the paved road going out a
new six room bungalow built for
Walter Massey is approaching com
pletion. Mr. Massey counts on its
being ready to move into early In
The home site comprises an acre
and a half of nearly level land pro
viding a fine garden spot and Mr.
Massey figures on developing to the
fullest degree all its possibilities as'
I Mr. Massey, it will be remembered,
was seriously injured last summer by
a car door falling on him. Prompt
and liberal settlement on the part of
the railroad company enables Mr.
.Massey to establish himself in his
J comfortable new home. It goes nl
jmost without saying that all his
friends will join in wishing him many
years of pleasant residence in it.
I MR. BURGIN PREPARES TO
j BUILD NEW RESIDENCE.
! W. TL. Burgin Hurst as he is fa
miliarly known to his friends of the
tlbm of Burgin Bros., dealers in gen
eral merchandise opposite the depot,
i-; .retting ready for thhe erection of
an eight room, two story residenc"
out on the Dellwood road near Tur
in's Chapel. The wall of the first
story of the structure is to be of creek
stone of which almost a sufficient
quantity is already on the ground.
'The outside of the upper story will
be covered with stained shingles.
When completed according to the de
sign described to a representative of
the Carolina Mountaineer the building
I will be one i C very very pleasing ar
Ichitectual Cultures and effects.
The sit; for the home, which is on
'the right hind of the road just be
yond Ray Town is an exceptionally
attractive one. The landscape over
which the eye ranges from that point
is one of the most pleasing.
I Mr. Burgin has not let the contract
construction of the building, having
now in mind the hiring of the work
;!one by the day and perhaps doing
much of it himself.
The undertaking of this improve
ment indicates encourageing success
in the business venture upon which
Burgin Bros, entered some eighteen
MR. W. L. LAMPKIN PROMOTED.
Mr. W. L. Lsmpkin who has been
manager and plant chief for the local
ofHsQsof the Southern Bell Telephone
Company-lias been promoted and now
becomes plant chief of the offices here
and at Canton. The duties" of mana
ger formerly held by Mr. Lampkin
will be assumed by Miss Bessie
Weather, who has held a similar po
sition in the office in Hartsville, S.
C. Miss Weathers is a splendid busi
ness woman and brings to her new
job many years experience in the tel
ephone business.' The company i3
planning to enlarge its activities in
this section. Mr. R. N. Pfaff, of
Asheville, district manager, has su
pervised the reorganization of the
About Our Public
WAYNESVILLE TOWNSHIP COM -
Friday. April 24th, will be a red,
letter day in the school life of the I
Waynesville township schools, when!
the commencement of all the schools'
will be held. From 9:30 to 11:00'
o'clock the tests of the primary grades
will be held at the Waynesville
Elementary school. During the same
ihours the tests for tjie grammar
grades will be given at the high
school auditorium. Then following
this period at 11:00 there will be a
general session in the high school
auditorium at which time the sucevtss
ful contestants will be announced, in
dividual awards made and the sing
ing contest held. A brief address by
an interesting speaker will close the
morning session. Then from 2:00 un'.il
4 the field meet in the high .seho 1
athletic gv:wnasium will take place.
There will be 5 entries of each of the
2 croups of schools, both for boys and
g;rls. Singing, games and folk dunces
will be given by the primary grades.
At the clo.se of the day's program will
be made the presentations of '.h"
awards to the schools.
One very important feature of the
commencement will be the exhibit of
work done by every school in the town
ship, representing activities of the en
tire year's work which will be on dis
play in the gymnasium. Each school
will be labeled so you will have no
trouble in finding the work of the
children you are specially interest! il
in. Not only the friends and patrons
of the schools are invited and urged
to attend, but the people throughout
the county who are interested in the
cause of education.
REPORT OF THE WAYNESVILLE
j TOWNSHIP SCTIOOI-S.
The following report has recently
been rubmitted to Mr. Fred L. Saf
ford, County Superintendent of Edu
cation by iMiss Jane Sullivan, Sup
erintendent of the Township Schools.
It is an outline of the work and a
more detailed one is to be presented
the township board at the close of
school. Fop lack of space it will hi
continued in next week's issue.
Waynesville Town-shjip. .last year,
faced a tremendous problem of re
organizaing our school .system). It
was possible only through the expert
leadership of an educator with out
standing executive ability. The
school board realizing its responsi
bilities, and the fact that its work
was to be the foundation of the f l
ture, sought counsel with our State
department, and as a result Miss
Jane Sullivan v:is elected to till the
(important office of superintendent.
As proof of the wisdom of the selec
tion it is generally conceded tint .die
has acec .r.olishcd moie in one year's
time than anv former superintend-n
Miss Sullivan holds an A. U. from
Duke Univ.jdty, an M:. A. from
Columbia, a special diploma as Mip
ei intend"nt of schools from Teachers'
College, she has continued her study
li'eyond her M. A. degree and lias
completed cc.u.srs both of supervision
and' administration at Columbia.
Among the position she has held are
superintendent of the Badin schools,
principal of the West Ashcville schools,
with supervision over 11,000 children
and assistant in the department of
education at Duke University. She
is a member of the State Text Hook
Commission appointed by the governor
for 5 years:
The report will be published next
week in full.
THE DAHLIA SHOW.
Do we know that the dahlia orig
inated in soil fimilar to our soil in
Western North Carolina, in the mighty
Sierras of Mexico?
Do wr know that we can through
co-operation .nuke Western North
Carolina, Haywood County, and
Wayne.sville famous by giving a
little of our time, attention and mon
ey to this project?
We will have a great show this
year; quoting Mr. J. B. Ivey, he says:
"I am making great preparations for
the Dahlia Show. I have ordered a
number of fine dahlias and I am going
to give it more attention this summer
than ever. You might state that I
.shall again give a silver vase or lov
ing cup, valued at $2".00, for the b?st
Bulb planting time is here, so let
us all get back of this movement.
Dahlia Show given under the aus
pices of the Woman Club.
Club Elects New
COMMUNITY CLUB MEETING.
The Community Club met on Mon-
.day afternoon in the club rooms. The! At the meeting of the County Board
'meeting opened with the singing of of Education on Saturday, April llln,
! America the Beautiful, followed byiMr. W. C. Allen was elected to suc
the Club Prayer. Heports were given'cecd Mr. Fred Safford, who has serv
by the treasurer and house and en-led the county for the past year. The
'tertainment chairmen. newly ejected superintendent goes
tA letter was read from the hostess into office July 1st.
dub at Suothern Pines asking that the Mr. Allen, who is a native of Ilali
Iclub at Southern Pines asking that the fax county, first came to Waynesville
ber of delegates who would attend
the State Convention. Mrs. T. Lenoir
Gwyn was elected as delegate and
Mrs. Chas. E. Quinlan as alternate
to the president.
Mrs. Crawford presented the pro
posed plan from the Woman's Club
for the erection of an arch on tno
Haywood County line in Swiss Valley
an, asked for the co-operation of the
members. Motion was made and car
ried to contribute to this cause.
A motion was made and favorably
acted upon to join in with Hie other
local organizations in the invitation year to vcai and Waynesville will
to the York Rite Masons to hold t'nvir evpr he guileful for his splendid work
annual meeting in Waynesville ,no!' so many years.
May, 1925. After leaving Waynesville he iorv-
Mrs. Siler distributed tickets to the ed as superintendent of the Weldon
Carolina Playmakeis to all members. and Canton High Schools. At the
piesent and read the list of chairmen 'close of the war he returned to Way
for the sale of tickets in the different Jntsville and was training director in
sections of town and the neighboring the Vocational school. Since its close
towns. he has leen editor and manager of
This bring the occasion for the the Haywood Journal,
election of officers, the following were I His literary contributions have
elected: jbten as follows: "History of Hay-
President, Mrs. Rufus Siler.
Firvt Vice President, Mrs. J. M.
Long. has been adopted by the State Board
Second Vice President, Mis Alice' of Education on the supplementary
Quinlan. Hist), nd "The History of Halifax
Recording Secretary, Mrs. .7. W.
Corresponding Secretary, Mrs. Ja-
Treasurer. Mrs. E. B. McCIure.
Literature. Miss Alice Quinlan.
Education, Mrs. Noble Garrett.
Health, Mrs. J. M. Mock.
Social Service, Mrs. Joe Tate.
Dramatics, Miss Fiances RoDeson
Chairmen of Committees:
Finance, Mrs F. G. Rippeoe,
Legislation, Mrs. Chas. E. Quinlan
Music, Mrs. Lawrence Green.
Interracial. Mrs. J. H. Way, Sr.
Press, Mrs. Ira Thackston.
Entertainment, Mrs. R, O, Covint
House, Mrs. (i. F. Boston.
The hostesses of the afternoon weie
Mrs. II. it Atkins, Mrs. J. M. Mock' - - -
and Mrs. Fudge. KNIGHTS TEMPLAR EASTER SER-
HISTORICAL ADDRESS IN GRACE
CHURCH. I On Faster Sunday evening, at the
'Baptist church, the Knights Templai
Rev. Albert .New, Hector, w:M speak
rcxt Sunday, April
19th, on "The
Council of Niriea" which met in
sixteen centuries ago. Constantine
the 'fir.-t Christian Emperor, who ha 1
seen a vis on of the Cro-
words "In Hoc Signo Vin.es' sum-
lr.oircu tills ronlercnc to loii-ioer
the heie-ies of Ariu--. Afte, MOO
ears, the same kind of iiucstici .
concerning the Divinity of Christ,
are di.-turl.ii.tr the world today in the
modern ro:itrov.r-ies between Film
mentalisis versus I.ibeial.s. An in- i,:ncfit. The local Comman.leiy ceii
telligent understanding of the A inn tributed to the education of an or
cbntroversy of the fourth century is ,, .;,! al Montreat and two young
a great help in understanding the nlfn . ,ie Cullowhee Norma, and
complexities of religious thought In ' industrial School. In addition to this
the twentieth eenture. The Ounrl the (;,..nil c0mni:indery and Grand
of Nicaea promulgated the well-1 chapter of N. C. have placed approx
. known Nicene Creed, still used in all lately $.2,000.00 at the Cullowhee
lliturgicn'. churches; and also d- ischool to be loaned to worthy young
; term ined the date of Easter to be what mPn an, Women who might other
lit .still is: the first Sunday after Hie wjse. 0e unable to complete th"ir ed-
first full moon after the Spring Eqiii-urati011.
nox I The evening closed with a service
' The years 325 and 1925. though to the memory of the Knights who
sixteen centuries apart, have many Uiocl during the past year. Both
.things common to both. ! tht? adnitorium and the Sunday scliod
The othc,- services on Sunday will ;oom wlt, nt,(i ,0 thcir oapneity.
be Holy Communion at 8; Church
School at 10: and Vesper at 8 P. M. THE ROTARY CONVENTION IN
' A most cordial invitation is extend- COLUMBI .
cd to all to attend these services.
j The following Rotarian left for
I ROTARY WEEKLY YUNCHEON. ciUmbia, S. C on Wednesday to at
On Friday the local Rotarians held tl"d the ,1Sth District Rotarv Con.
their weekly luncheon at the Grce.i vniin which convenes this week:
Ten Room. They had the pleasure of Mr- J- Ds' Stent?., Mr. S. H. Bush
having With them two ou4of-Dwn "'' Mr. Ernest Hyatt. They will
Rotarians, Mr. Julius Berndt of Bal- be joined unon arrival by Rev. J. T.
timore, who is a guest at the home Mangum who has gone by way of
of Mrs. Mrs. Robert Mitchell ::nd Charlott,s. The 3Sth district corn
Mr. Ralph Pfaff, manager of the Priscs the western half of North Car
district of the Bell Telephone Com- 0,ina an'' a11 of Sauth Carolina.
party. iBoth made interesting and
instructive taiks about the great work Urranty neod's' nec,Is of Trus'
being done by the organization as a Leases and Chattel Mor'-iig-s for sala
whole and their own local clubs. at this office.
MR. W. C. ALLEN ELECTED COUN
from Reidsville in August, 1899, "is
superintendent of the Waynesville
Graded school. He was elected by
the following board: J. K. Boone,
chairman, J. I). Boone, secretary. R.
1). Gilmer, H. F. Smathcrs, W. W.
String-field. W. 11. Faucette, J. L.
Williams, ('. S. White and T. L. Green
For 14 years he served in this capac
ity. He began the graded system in
our school and gave to our commun
ity a higher vision of the meaning of
education. He served untiringly in
his efforts to raise the standard from
woo8 County," 1908; "North Ca-o-
lina History Stories," 1901; (which
While (Mr. Allen brings to the eoun-
ty work a wide experience in edu-
cationul activities: he is very for
tunate in going into this office at the
present time for the efficient maa
ner in which it has been conducted
for the past year, has contributed
much toward the great development
along educational lines in Haywood.
The books of this department were
I in such perfect condition that they
!have cost Uie county only $140 of the
several thousand it is costing to audit
the county's business. A neighbor
ing countvhas spent around $5,000 in
'auditing the books of its educational
department. The State Auditor says
that the hooks of the Haywood county
I board of education are the mo.st pe1-
feitly kept books in North Carolina.
f Waynesville (Ymniandery No.
(- h,, ,.. ;,nnull Ka-trr service.
The first "art was given over to the
beautiful and impressive ritualistic
scvi.e. This w:;s foil .u . ,i by a
solo bv Mr. J. Dale Ste nt, ac omivm-
j(, , hy Mrs. Stent. R. v. Albert New,
a- Prelate of the ( oniinanderv, deliv
ered a nia-t rfu! address, his subject
being, "What mean ye by this ser
vice?" It is customary for .he
njK,ts ;,t (,a,.i ('hri-ti;
in on -ci'vatce
and Faster to lender sonic special