Opportunity's Empire-Waynesville Altitude 2,850 feet-Unsurpassed Natural Resources For the Location of Manufacturing Industries
Volume XXXVII. Number 19
Waynesville, Haywofd County, North Carolina, Thuulay, May 7, 1925
$2.00 a Year in Advance, $2.50 if not so Paid
List of Prizes For
Annual Flower Show!
HELD UNDER THE AUSPICES OK
THE COMMUNITY CLUR I
At this season of the year, when ; What a perfect pastoral picture the
all flower lovers and growers are mak- Shelton Farm on Pigeon street, pre-j
ing their plantings, the following list'""1'8 these glorious dewy May
will prove stimulating to the growing mornings. Where could a landscape
of the largest and best. It includes 1 painter go to find a scene of that or-
those' to be presented the winners in'r mr worthy of his pencil and
the annual flower show to be held in I brush ? !
,m,t ..ndr th xiisnices of the Mere words: and combinations of
Garden Department of the Commu
1 Largest collection of different
f ivuoi-e Ave &innn
, r 'points from which the entire picture
2. Second 5.00 , r
., , .. . . spreads out before your eyes. To
3. Largest collection of different . . . . . u i j u
see it at its best, you should go be-
varieties dahlias, first Mlort the sun has risen high in its
4. Finest single dahlia ronwo
5. The most artistic display of
dahlias ,. . . . 2.o0
6. Vase of finest dahlias 2.50
,. finest oici lasnionen nouquei "
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M. Most artistic comninauon pi
two different varieties ...... 2.00
9 Best display 'of asters 2.00
10. Best display Snapdragons .. 2.00
l. Best display of Zinnias .... 2.IW
12. Vase of largest Zinnias ... 2.J0
'IX Best display of marigolds .. 2.00
14. Best display of Floxgloves 2.00
15. Best display of Calendulas 2.00
16. Best display of Nastursiums 2.00
17. Best display of Roses 2.00
18. Best display of sweet peas 2.00
19. Best display of Gladiolus . . 2.00
20. Best display of Phlox 2.00
21. Bst display of Larkspur
22. Best display of Delphiniums 2.00
. nest mspiy oi nouae P... intr tne broad cheerful hearcn within.
Miss Caroline Alstaetter, Chairman,, Tfom the house the cye traves to
Mrs, Will Shelton, Mrs. Robert Com,', mU weaerved outbuildings
Mrs. F. G. Rippetoe, Mm. T. Lenoir . thc order th har.
Gwyn, Miss Sarah Thomas, Committee that pervadeg a prc.;ncts
HAYWOOD ENTERTAINS AT CUL- of 'his teb!' , , ,
LOWHEE number of anode and forest tree
'of several varieties shade and shelter
Wednesday morning, April tZ, the buildings. Conspicuous on the
Haywood County Club gv chapel lawn-" "t4"1 magnKfcent wide
m-gram at the Cullowhee Stte Nor- "preading, dome shaped white oak tree
mal School. Those who furnished the of rare J form,
greater part of the program were1 to the stae in rowth of v
THr. and Mrs J. Dale Stentz of Lake etat,on and Ml' the charm of tl"s
JuTtarasTca. cene 's P1!5 ffeater this ween
, , . , c .u than it will be again this year.
Thc stage was decorated for the
. , , Make haste, then, if vou would tee
occasion with the county colors, gi-cen ... . i. ,
, , , . and feel and absorb the present fleet-
and Havendeif. The program, was ....... . . ,
, . . , . ing beauty of this perfect pastoral
opened by the singing of America by .ture
the school. Mr. Stentz leading and p
THrs. Stentz at the piano, followed by
rraver led by Mr. Stentz. The club
then gave a short exercise. One mem- On Tuesday evening, April the
ber representing Cullowhee State twenty-eighth, the Junior class of the
tNoirmal carried a burning candle, Waynesville High School held a ban
which represented the light of educa- qUet in honor of the Senior ciass in
tion; the rest of the members march- the dining room of the high school
t-d past her, lighting their candles building. The room was artistically
from here, thus receiving their edn- decorated in yellow and wnt Senior
rational light from Cullowhee State cass colors. The place-card!, were
Normal. When they had formed a hand painted and bore the Senior
-semi-circle on the stage they sang c;ass flower, the daisy, on a back
the school Isong. Mr. and Mrs. ground of white.
Stents were then formerally intro- s soon as all were seated, a toast
duced by Mr. Rowe Henry, a member was Kjvcn to the Seniors by Edwin
of the club, and conducted to the stage Haynes, president of the Junior class
the president of the club, Mr. Jack;Ben Sloan, nresident of the Senior
ITurbyfill. Mr. Stentz sang a very clasR rtsnonded to this toast. Then
amusing Haywood County song, then both classes joined most heartily in
asked the club to sing it him. Fol- singing of the high school song. The
lowing was a variety of humous sto-J junj0rs then cheered the Seniors oy
Ties by Mr. Stentz. ducts and .soolos .sin(tjng jingles and rhymes, to the
by' both Mr. and Mrs. Stentz. Some tunes of several school songs. After
of the song they gave us were Thethe songs the -teachers were called
Sweetest Flower Grows, Daises, Tel! upon an() oac), in tUrn rose and gave
'Me Truly, A Pickaninny 'Lullaby, j a shon speech suited to the occasion.
Mah 'Linda Lou, A Friend O'Mine, AIA11 during the evening between the
Gingham Gown and When the Lights cuSe.- speeches were made by mem
Ai? Dim and Low. icrs of both classes and selections
The following morning the same were ,Cndered by the orchestra,
club was fortunate in having Dr. j xhc foul. COUrse dinner was daintily
and Mrs. Mrank Slier , Ur tier
being pastor of the Clyde and Junalus
ka charge, to jconduct Jhe chapel
program. Dr. Siler was introduced by
'Professor Madison, founder of the
school and an old friend of Dr. Siler.
ur. Juer, in inur. miroaucea iars.
Siler, who delighted us with a story.
He then gave a very interesting and
helpful lecture on the suubject of Nest
Building, followed by a very touching
We hone these folks will visit us
The Haywood Oounity Club wel-
comes four new members who have
entered at the beginning of the last
six weeks of the Spring Quarter.
They are as follows: Misses Ruth
Smathers and Thelma) CoUSins of
Canton, Marie Cogburn of Cruso and
Mr. Rowe Henry of Waynesville.
THE I. D. C. MEET.
Elementary B certificates which cx-
The Daughters of thc Haywood pire and all holding certificates be
Chaptcr of the U. D. C. will meet May low standard must go to other sum
8th at the home of Mrs. V. C. Nobeek mcr schools to prevent reductions in
on Hazel street. their salaries.
Shelter. Farm '
THE SHELTON FARM A PERFECT
written words are inadequate to con
vey any impression of its charm. If
you want to enjoy it you must make
your way out that street to certain
There you will observe sieok -own
grazing contentedly on the velvety,
emerald meadows on either of the
low munr,uring sheltbn Branch.
Higher up back of the barn on the
grassy slopes of an adjoining field
sheep will be lazily basking in the
'Here and th?i-e on the meadows and
up the slopes are scattered old apple
trees, of serene aspect, producing an
unstudied effect in the picture which
is the despair of the professional land
And then the whole of the picture
forms an exquisite, an unparalelled
setting for the old Shelton homestead
the snarious wel, preserve1 0d farm
house with its wide inviting porches
the u red brick cTlimney betoken.
.served by tha girls of the Freshman
class, who were dressed in the pretty
black and white costumes of Fmich
maids. The menu was as follows:
Creamed Chicken on Toast
Mashed Potatoes Buttered Peas
Hot ros Butter
pjnapple Salad Saltincs
, Orange Iro
Approximately sevenlyfive were
present and all spent a most enjoyable
cvenjng. At the close of the banquct
each Senjor fet tnat he owed a debl
of piatjtude to the hosts. .
NO COUNTY SUMMER SCHOOL.
1 here will be no County Summer
School for teachers in Haywood coun
ty this summer. All teachers with
Last Shot of War
SIXTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF NO
TABLE WAYNESVILLE EVENT.
Just sixty years ago the last shot'
of the conflict between the States was'
fired out on the grounds of the White!
Snlnhnr Knrincrs. Sixtv vears almost
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cover the span of two generations of
human life. ,
However, there still linger heii
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numoer oi oia icsiaemii oi nyuw icouniy. most oi ins umc, uwtti ,
ville in full possession of their mfflr was spent at the home of J. W, Me
tal qualities who remember the prka. Ihaffey at Saunook. Mr. Mi(hffey
ence of troop of Union infantry undt(ijis both an uncle and the foster father i
command of Col. Bartlett and the sml of Mr. Moffett.
detachment of Union cavalry under Qnly twice in twenty years has Mr. '
Col. Kirk. The latter are usually r-.Moffett returned to his native heath.'
ferrcd to as Kirk's raiders. They ar'His ast a(,sence extended over four-j
charged with numerous deeds whic1i,teen. years. And the progress and
it is alleged cannot be condoned under; jmprovement that he found in his old ;
the established usages of so called home county, he declared, Isimpiy'
civilized warfare. 'amazed him, is much greater than he
Mr. Joseph Mehaffey who was f could have believed possible had he
small boy at the time says he was ou not seen it with his own eyes. '
on a road leading into town whefc V1. 0fl-ett js ne of the many
they met Col. Kiik and his cavalr' HayW00(1 boys wh have gone ,)ut
and that the colonel tried to give the in(o the W()lrd an(, ma(lo KO0,i. He
a wornout horse and that the anlnufl now h(),((,( hjKhly if sponsible
e was so tar gone that they r?tU!ea l,
be bunlened with it. for he Krcat David Lupton Construc-
One of the most interesting sur- ti(m Companv of Philadelphia, Pa..'
uvore of those historic days recently whosc spedalty is Rteel window and
located by a representative of the dool. sashes fol. buiidings 0f an de
Mountaineer is the venerable Elbert S. Mriptions It is the installation of
Arrington. He was found at his moun- lj sash whjch Mr Moffett 8Uper,n
tain home high up above Saunook. ( nds and he is frequentiy piaced ,n
Mr. Arrington relates that he alonr position., of gieat responsibility.
with Roland Smathers, Dan Snyder, Mr Moffptts present hoaflquartevs
'and Taylor, all three of whom are(aM t DR,las Tex8 an(, fl.om there
now deceased, formerly surrender to CQVer8 a ,arge tel.litory in the
Col. Bartlett and were paroled. anJ wet ,since he became
Mr. Arrington also relates that hejUned n Lupton company he
was severely wounded at ChHsmaug : had charge of contractR in near!y
and that later a detachment He wa ,B Union
wiuii iihu a ui usii Willi in k o i biuoio
' . oK-ir r-
At eighty-four years of aire Mr,
Arrington is hale and., hearty
c. l j m .
Somehow if you are possessed of any
. , .... u....lto irood old Haywood for which
imagination mere is someining aooji - -
it which awakens strange thoughts,'0 and prosperous absence had m.
nnrl fppliiMrs u-ben vmi ram in rnn
tact with these aged suurvivors of lAceonl.Hrfy on Sunday morning,
those heroic days. lAPriI 19' mpan,ed by his wife,
According to the most reliable of he left Shreveport m a Jordan tm.r
locaj hi.lorians rtv3 rdebrater iaAt I i"R oar and drove through Rome, Ga
'shot was fired under the command Chattanooga, Knoxville up to Church
of U. Col. Conlev. To commemorate hil1. Ttnn- then a'-ross here b' waJ
'the event, two years ago a sU,ne!f Hot Springs, N. C, covering w.th
marker was erected on the coiner of out an "cedent 1260 miles in four
the hotel grounds, and on an imbedded da-v of aftual l"vinK wh'ch to h,m
bronze plate was inscribed the fo!- looks likc Prctt' near,- a !Wori1 l,er"
Near this spot
The last shot of the war
Between the States
Under the Command of
Lt. Robet T. Conley
Of the Confederate Army
May 6, 1865
United Daughters of the Confederacy "ne roads in icnnessee wnicn r.e
First District North Carolina Division, 'raveled, he says, were once good,
j All the foregoing is of course an but aie now mm out and abo.mina
old story to most of the older readers: bly rough.
of the Mountaineer, but they should
remember thiit each succeeding year
brings a numc ous new crop of readers
i who should 1 equcntly be reminded of .
jthe great e cnts of the past and led
to ponder ti'eir bearing on the course
of human destiny.
' KOTAIMANS MEET. Edwin Davis in Decatur, C,. Owin,
At the regular weekly meeting of to a recent bereavement in the bride'o
the Rotarians on Friday noon at the family the wedding was very quie',
Green Tea Room. Rev. Albert New only th? immediate members of ihc
.was the principal speaker, his sab-, families being present. Following
ject being the "Ideals of Service." ceremony the couple mutoied into
Mr. New was at his best. Mr. R. O.' Atlanta and spent their honeymoon
Edgerton, chairman of the Boys Work tat the Baltimore.
of the club, spoke of this phase of the Miss Bell is the daughter oi Mr. and
organization most interestingly, out-jMrs. J. M. Bell. She is a n:itivc of
I lining plans that could be locally car-. Gainesville, Ga., but has spent her
,ried out. Mr. T. Lenoir Gwryn, as girlhood in Waynesville. She is strik.
chairman of Public Affairs, gave his ingly handsome and since her 'esi
report regarding a recent conference dence here has taken an ictiw part
with the State Highway Commission in the life of the town ami numbers
in Raleigh. her friends by her acqua nt:;i'(cs.
Rev. J. T. Mangum was elected Mr. Boyd is th-' son of Mr. an.)
delegate and Mr. E. L. Withers al- Mrs. James R. Boyd, the former pres
ternate to the International Conven- idem of the First Naticou1 Bank. He
tion, to be held June 16th to 19th in i? a young man of sterling character
Cleveland. Being the annual occs- end Drominently connectd with the
sion for the election of officers, these business life of the town. During the
who have so ably served the clab World War he served with credit in
since its organization, were re-elected: the U. S. Army and at present holds
! President, Rev. J. T .Mangum. ,thc commission of lieutenant. He is
! Secretary, E. L. Withers.
Treasurer, H. B. Atkins.
Also the (bid board of directors
were re-elected to serve another year.
Mr. and Mrs. R. O. Groose of Flor-
ida have rented the Moody cottage on
Love Lane. Mr. Grosse has bought
o'nsHerabl property around town
and plans several developments.
iThe Progress of
A. J. MOFFIT, A NATIVE, AFTER
LONG ABSENCE, AMAZED BY
PROGRESS AND IMPROVE
MENT IN GOOD OLD
A. J. Moffett who was raised noar
0ftw an nkcan nf four.
.-VmjUliWn, W". . " " i
teen years, last Sunday ended a two
j weeks visit with relatives and friends
in variosu section of Haywood!
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.:,: , travv, snnpiintendent
"At the recent completion of a Urge
installation of sash in an immense
iaaetarj at Shraveport, La. Mr.
offett wa. granted a vacation.
Whereupon he decided upon a visit
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'Oimmisnuu nis aun:iiuii.
iiormance unn ceriainiy noes appvai
! really notworthy. And not in all
rthat long trio, assorts Mr. Moffett,
did he strike anv really good road
i until he left Hot Springs and then
all the way through Asheville here
he found them in his estimation at
; least by contrast .superlatively good,
j Consequently he was unstinted in
'praise of North Carolina's roads.
A niairiage of widespread interest
in this section and in Georgia wis
that of Mr. Thomas Grady Boyd,
which was solemnized at 6 o'clock in
the home of the former's si.ster, Mrs.
stockholder and faveKng salesman
for the Haywood Supply Company.
' After May the 15th Mr. an 1 Mrs.
Boyd will be at home to their friends
at the Hotel Waynesville.
Mrs. Alden Howell, Jr., Mrs. R. L.
Lee and aunt, Mrs. Eugene Carter of
Knoxville, motored to Asheville on
ITS H1STOKY, ITS DEVELOl'-
MEN'T AND ITS PERSON NELL, j
Rural Fee Delivery mail serviiej
was inaugurated at the Waynesville
post office on the 2nd day of December,
1901 by the efforts of Hon. J. M.
Moody, then representing this district
At first only routes 1, 2 and ;! were
established, with T. L. Bramlett, H.
D. Mauney and W. A. Grahl as car
riers in the order and according to
the number of routes as named.
Mr. Mauney resigned in 1907 and
Mr F. A. Burgin was appointed to
succeed him, and at this time W. A.
Grahl took route No. 2 vacated by
Mr. Mauney, and Mr. Burgin was as
signed to No. 3.
Mr. W. T. Smathers was assigned
to route No. 4 when it was established
Feb. 1, 1908. The substitution of Mr.
Burgin for Mr. Mauney in 1907 is the
only change which h;is over been made
in the service during all these years.
When the three carriers first started
Mill in December. HtOI t.heV traveled
h.,.-Phrt nn.l rM -lmnst Pa,rv
their mail in the pockets of their
overcoats. Many people were dubious
tif ho -froo ,tlivpi7 nf mnil nt tlleir
doors and some refused for several , l''' lV Chan-Chin Hsi,ir
vears to have their mail delivered bv!lackod fon'e' but more than mM' u'
the.sf carriers. for t,,is mls-s,nl-' quality in the very
. 'beautiful and artistic presentation
.now iwo oi Liie caiiieis use a ntm
car practically all the time, a third1
uses one occasionally, and their mail I
has grown in weight and number of
pieces until frequently thev can hard.
1 , ,
ly carry it on a nuggy at an. i ne
nimntitv tf mn.M delivered on routes
M , ,
JJos. 1 and 2 has increased at least
1500 per cent since 1901, and if you
want a real kick all you have to do
id Irt Kiiircfwat thu u i t hi rmvnl nf f hp
service from any one who has been "Thu Scuffletown Outlaws" by W.l
racfivinir it - ham Norment Co, was the piece de
Mr. iBramlel, perhaps, 'ia
most interesting record of an
vier on the force, and probably in the
. ' , ' .
I During his service he has travelled
191,044 miles on the same road. This
distance would girdle the globe ap
proximately 8 times and would equal
85 round trios from Waynesville to
During the years and T months
he has been in the service, Mr. Bram
lett has used only four horses, while
he has worn Hut 11 buggies. During
the oast 21 year years Mr. Bramlett
has lost not a single day on account
of sickness and has lost only 11 weeks
during the whole of his service. This
was due to a spell of typhoid fever
in 1902 or 190;t.
He has, during this period, served
the Quinlantown operations in tli.-ir
boom period, the Champion Kib e Co
Summer Camps for Girls. Aimv J 1 or
pital. Vocational Training school, etc,
besides the regular pat runs on hi
loute. At the pu-sent time Mr. ltram.
lett delivers pension check, to the
pcnsioneis of -1 wars: The M'-v:!.'
War the Civil War, th? Si-ani.s'i
American War and the World Wa
Of the 11) pensioners of the .Mcxliii that every patron of our school ,!,,
War still on the roll in the II. S., on" not have been present and have heard
of them, Mrs. Maitha Holder, lives ,.n this addioss. II' tcvVwed the p;.-t
Mr. H'amlett's route. Mr. Hraml.it year'.- work of our scho,..-. -bowing
is 54 y?ars of age and will be abl" to what had been .iccniiplls'ie.l, what,
utile from the service in Ifl.tli at ihc lh,, fu;u. I.l, f,u our . oi.i'munitv
maxinium rate of pay or in 192T al'i"' .with eve:; , 11, enjoying imil.i:
25 vears of service on a "! en nf cniica! ioi.a! advantage's,' and cln.,o I
$720 per annum. jw:!h ., ,nsiring oxnlana; .n ,.f Cu
lt is very probable that :lu coming valu." and true meaning nf an ,-du
ss.sion of Congress will increase the cation.
retirement salary to $100 per month, j
Hazelwood, N. C, May 6, 1925.
We the undersigned Judges of the
election held in the Town of Hazel -
wood, N. C. May 5, 1925, certify to
the election of the following candi
dates, giving the votes as ca.-t for
R. L. Prevost 142
T. G. Miller 78
Amo3 P. Muse 18 meeting at their semi-monthly ban-
For Board of Aldermen. qui t on Tuesday evening in the Crewi
E. J. Hyatt 171 Tea Room.
E. H. Ensley 200 The following were elected o.ikers
J. C. Fisher 190 for the ensuing year:
N. A. Ferguson 130 Dr. J. R. McCracken, President; W.
J. R. KUYKENDALL, T. Shelton, Vice President; John F.
H. L. WYATT, Bass, Secretary-Treasurer
, DANCE AT THE PIEDMONT.
Mrs. Canine de Neergaard, who Friday night the young men of
recently purchased the Dt. String- the town gave a dance at the PioJ
fellow n-esiidence on Walnut street, mont. Hotel. Music wag furnished by
has returned to town. The many an orchestra from Asheville. Mrs.
friends of Mrs. de Neergaard are glad Robert Mitchell and Mrs. Joe John
to welcome her back to town. son were the chaperones.
PLA MjVK EIts C.BEETEl)
BY LARGE A L DIEM E.
Dr. Federick H.' Koch, director of
the 1'layniakers of the University,
'needed no greater evidence of appre-
ciation for what he has accomplished
in teaching us, as a people to express
ourselvesj than the audience which
assembled on Saturday night at the
High School Auditorium to witne;s the
initial performance of the Playniakers
in this section. Approximately seven
hundred people, which is a :ecord
breaking Towd for a town -f this
size, were present. From Bryso l City,
Cullowhee, East LaPorte, Sylv.i, Can
ton, Clyde, Pigeon, I,ake Junaluska
and Del'wood they came to see the
While the fact that the young au
thors and actors wen' only a 'lateurs.
j was securely tucked away : one's
mind, the cleverness of the playwright
and the real merit of the :;c!ipg often
made one forget the background of
'inexperience. For there was a distinc
tive charm about the very naturalness
.with which they played that
foreign to the artificial aiine.phei'.;
off the professional stage.
The Chinese Folk Play, "Thrice
With old "lines" by Ray HetTner,
one felt quit; at home. He wasn't a
ficitionally created character. He was
a real person we all know. Every
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section of our state would
him. But with out increasing edura-
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tional advantages and school lawf, a
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olina will know him only as a char
acter of by-gone days.
insistence of the evening. It possess
ed the value of a historical record and
flit. inloi-Ai:4 nf n nimnnrp Whilp (he
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I keynote of suspense, was created at
the very beginning of the play, it was
well sustained by brisk action untii
the throbbing climax. The acting of
William Cox as Henry I.uwrie, Lewis
Sawyer as Khody and Katherine Baas
as June, was outstanding.
Dr. Koch's contribution to the ar
tistic development in our .state and
its far reaching influence cannot be
estimated, for it has aroused ambi
tions and given inspiration to talenK
that might otherwise haw remained'
latent. In these sinmle, sonictini"'
hoinely pictures of the I'fe of tin
people of our state tluie is ifeetp
signiticance -far beyond the more er
lertaining feature. lor t li - u:;;li jus'
such rharacterizaixns will -o.ii" day
ue oe:n i ne viieai. .-Mnei ican Iiraina.
KKV. .). T. MANCIIVI ADDRESSES
THE TOWNSHIP COMMENCE,
One feature of pa t icuular note of
I '"-.'J am of the Township ('oninieiiie
nicn; was the address d.livorrd by
Rev. .1. T. Maniruni. It is ivirrelt.'d
OI'IET CITY ELECTION.
I The citv of Wavnesville hel.l il,n
election of a mayor and board of al-
leimen this week and the old loer(l
!were elected to succeed themselves:
Mayor J. H. Howell, Aldermen, W. T.
Shelton, F. W. Miller and Sam H
The Goodfellows held a rousin,