Opportunity's Empire-Waynesville Altitude 2,850 Feet-Unsurpassed Natural Resources For the Location of Manufacturing Industries
Volume XXXVII. Number 20
Waynesville, Hay woe d County, North Carolina, Thui Slay, May 14, 1925
$2.00 a Year in Advance, $2.50 if not so Paid
Condensed Items 'Hardware Store
Of the State1 of John B. Henry
NEWS FROM THE CAPITAL.
(By M. L. Shipman.)
Raleigh, May 11. Governor Mc
Lean's announced determination to
hold expenses of the State wi'.hin its
income was demonstrated m a prac
tical manner last week when he is
sued a statement to all department
heads regarding trimming their budg
ets. The governor Was on solid
ground for he spoke facts. Outlining
to each department and in-stitution
the allowances made for their sup
port during the year, the Governor
called attention to the fact that the
State's income was falling behind an
ticipated collections and that, as di
rector of the budget, it was neces
sary to exercise the power vesUd in
him to make the expenditures square
with the income. His announcement
nleans that! unless income of the
state shows a large increase, and this
is unlikely, the amount allowed ea?h
department ami institution will bo
cut approximately seven per cent lo:
the fiscal year from July 1, 19 ib, to j
July 1, l!ll2(i. !
During the week the State High
way Commission let contracts for
thirteen road projects in various s c
tions of the State. Seven other Dis
jects will be held in abeyance, for the
present until lower bids are obtained.
The tragic affect of the failure of
the Mattamuskeet Lake drainage in
Hyde county was emphasized during
the week when the Department of
Commerce issued a statement show
ing that farm lands in the county
has decreased in value !MK),000 from
1920 through 1924. This is believed
to have been largely caused by the
overflow of Lake Mattaamnskeet and
the flooding of some of the most fer
tile land in the State, A cantract
recently has been let to a mid-west
concern by which it re hoped to re
claim this land for agriculture by
properly draining the area.
Gutson Borglum came back into
the Raleigh limelight with a speech
at Meredist college in 'Which he as
serted North Carolina must take sid'is
in the Stone Mountain controversy.
He described what he had done anl
reviewed his split with the Monumen.
tal Association leading to his being
. . . . . .
oismisseo. At tne same time a Maie,tin as will incline vou to return
member lof the association stated
that regardless of how much personal
sympathy there might be in North
Carolina for Mr. Bor-gtem, it was nec
osady to close the ranks and go
ahead and aid in completion of the
memorial to the Confederacy which
is being carved on Stone Mountain.
The Raleigh police started a drive
against vice during the week when
a list of the women engaged in im
moral oractices was obtained and'lennK to enter contest; several from
they were told to "get out." There . Black Mountain and Buncombe county
is no indication as to whether the;wili make &is event one t' the sea
drive will be a permanent proposi-' son's K'-eat attractions,
tion or merely another gesture suc-n as ! R,GR AM FOR -
is very often made for control of the c-Er,..
Six physicians of Durham will go fifth Sunday meeting will be
on trial here on May 25 in Federal j held Baptist chareh at
court for violating the Harrison anti-1 Hazel-wood.
narcotic law. They were arrested 2:30 p' M Devotional William
recently in the Bull city when a drive
started there and in other North
Carolina cities to clean out the evil.
Much interest has attached during
me weeK in naieign 10 me trial oi
.1.- u i.:..u 1 T XT 1
u.e moo which icinuveu jusepn iiteu-
leman from the Martin county jail and
mutilated him. The trial in progress
at Wilmington has excited nation
wide interest and the indictment of 28
men marks the firt time in the Ms
tory of the State that a mob had
been indicted en masse. Newspaper
men returning here from the trial for
the week-end reported that the State
had a strong case against the men and
that probably Judge Sinclair, who is
known to be "hard boiled" in such
cases would have an opportunity of
sending: a number of the mob members The bride was lovely in a whit
to the pen for long terms. flannel and crepe essember suit and
The Rev. William S. Shacklette, close fitting turban. Her bouquet be-rhaplain-
of State Prison, was quoted ing of sweetheart roses,
by the News and Observer last Thurs- Mrs. Lucas is the attractive dau?h. '
day as declaring that 80 per cent of ter of Mr. and Mrs. E. V. Owenby of
men has their price and 55 per cent Canton, N. C, and is very popular
of women in the State were ''crooked." among the younger set. She has
The statement aroused wide protest, spent the last three years teaching,
but on Friday the chap.ain came back Just completed a very successful year .
with a vehement statement in the in the Clyde Graded School. j
same caper to the effect that he had Mr. Lucas is the son of Mr. and Mrs.
been misquoted and "half truths" had A. T. Lucas of Benson, N. C, at which
been published. He critized what he place he holds a very responsible po
tarmed "unethical'' conduct on the sition with th Southern! Railway,
part of the newspaper for publishing After the bride donning a blonde
portions of a conversation in whicl suit with accessories Mr. and Mrs.
certain statistics were mentioned, and Lucas left by motor for a short hon
after he declared had told the re. ey.-noon after which they will be at
(Continued on back pace.) home to their many friends in Benson.
A MERCANTILE ESTABLISHMENT
NOTABLE FOR THOUGHTFUL
AND EFFICIENT SERVICE.
J. B. Henry & Son, dealers in hard
ware and farm implements enjoy a
record for thoughtful an 1 efficient
service to the 'community, which, it is
safe to say, is unsurpassed by that of
any similar mercantile concern in this
or any adjoining country. Especially
is this true of their service to the
farming portion of the community.
Mr. J. B. Henry, the senior member
of the firm, spent a large part of his
life on a farm up in the Jonathan's
Creek section. Most of that -time ne
was the owner and personal manager
of a farm. This experience filled
him well to understand the needs and
problems of his farmer patrons and '.a'
direct them intelligently when mak-!
ing purchases. !
Mr Henry is a thoughtful student
of present farming conditions in gen
eral and he observes many tenden
cies that perplex him very much and
discourage him a little at times,
However, he holds an optomistic frame
of mind and looks forward vit:i con
fidence to the reassertion and t-c.;-tablishment
of the American faime s'
proper standing and influence as (if
old in the economic world.
Mr. Henry entered upon mercantile
pursuits about fifteen years ao, and
has occupied his present location five
Mr. Fred Henry is the junior mem
ber of the firm ami is in .learty ac
cord with his father's policies ar.d
The Ifi'rm ocenpies two adjoining
salesrooms at the corner of Commer
cial and Depot streets. The location is
one of the best in Waynesville for
their line of business.
In these salesrooms will be found
the best lines of general hardware
and farm implements, farm and gar-
den fertilizers and garden tools. Alsa
their will be found the well knows
Stanley household tools, Sherwin
Williams paints, a stock of binder
twine, several lines of garden seeds
and a large "variety of useful spe
And abort all you will find there
jsueh courteous and considerate atten-
whenever you need anything of che
many high jrrade lines carried by J.
B. Henry & Son.
The preparation for the annual
dahlia show given by the Woman's
Club is on a larger scale this year
The number of counties west of-
2:45 P. M. The Place of Woman in ,
Church Work Mrs. C' T. ,Tew. i
3:15 P. M.- Are Our Churches as.
Active in Saving Souls as They Once
Were! If Not. How Mav We Rfdmv
dy it? laud Haynes.
Simple, but pretty, was the wedding
Miss Thelma Owenby to Mr. Arthur
Talmage Lucas of Benson. N. C. at the
home of the bride's sister, Mrs. N. M.
Medford, Monday evening at seven 1
o'clock. Dr. S. R. Crockett officiating.
There were no attendants, the bride
and groom entered the living room
Jewelry Business Purchase New
of Mr. Jere Davis Coffee Grinder
RECENTLY MOVED INTO BEAU- C. W. MILLEY JR. AND D. W. MIL.
TIFUL NEW STORE ATTRAC- LER HAVE BUILT UP BIG
TIVE AND COMPLETE BUSINESS.
'J iMUler Brothers, popular grocers,
A store of worth and character ii have recently added the famous new
the jewelry estabhjhmtent of Jert "Hobart" coffee grinder to their al
Davis, known throughout Haywood , ready splendidly equipped grocery
county as the "Jeweler and Optome- store.
trist." I This is the smoothest running coffee
Visitors who have spent a season' grinder on the market.
In Waynesville have taken flwijj Miller Brothers began businass
with them the memory of a splendid i about twelve years ago, in fact, Au-
beautiful and attract!
more than often
taken with them some choice gift
which they have purchased here.
A progressive merchant may al-
ways be known by the appearance of
his store, and the Jere Davis jewelry
store is a thorough index to the pro-j
S',C "al"'V U1 l"P"""r.
Beautiful cases display a stock of
watches, jewelry, cut glass, China,
and art objects that are equal to any
in mialitv displayed in the large
stores of the big cities,
s limited only to the size a
is limited only to the size and dtnu.ndsih.lps ,o ,h(, pc,,solat;. f tlu, tw
of the community he serves.
Mr. Davis is a further benefit to
the public bein an "optometrist" and
inciu aie nian, paiions neie vvno ;iaH'
had tluii eyes tested and been fitted
with the proper .spectacles by his mas-
In addition Mr. Davis is a skiltcJ
watch maker and repair man, and
maker and repair man, and
none hut expert work leaves his j w;th the city of which they form two
store. He is furthermore a splendid j0f its mo-t nonular and progressive
citizen, of that type which is always civic leadeis.
an asset to the town. He believes. Miller P.rnthcrs arc always to be
in progress, and as a booster for f oun) n ar the top of the list in all
Waynesville and Haywood county, isjthjjigs apneratining tr the better-
among the leaders in his community.
The beautiful new pressed brick
front and plate jrlass show windows
of this jewelry store is an attractive
addition to the business of Main
gust of this year will be their twelfth
Last yea i- this splendid Waynes
ville grocery store did as much busi
ness during the three main summer
n0nths as was done during the whole
0f their first year
Th(, K,.owth "()f Mi!lpl. Brot,lcrs ,la.s
b(,(,n u,n,m,na in th(,
js ., , ., ste.,v ,nB,len.
,,,., ,0 s).,.v1 tlu, ,,,.',. KrwiK
., , ... . ,.,,. .,. ,..
, .,,1,1,.,! monthlv is duo iipv-
broth rrs, and their propt, cflUk'nt
service Thnv linvc n I: mirk nf m:ik
,, ,,,,.: ,hom Thp
f their groceries is weil
in this communitv and their
Prices lire nlwiivs iust n little hit
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make a small nrofif in order to have
, te:idv natural e-rowth consistent
ment Mid progress of the town of
. wayne.-ville and Haywood county,
Twenty Years of
it A , J.j
17th of May 2Mi Anniversary of Me
Crarken Clothing Ontpany.
Twenty years ago Mr. M. Theo Mo-
C.acken came to Waynesville and with
nis Diomer, nr. J. K Mccracken, a
noted physician, opened the McCrack-
. i n r
en Clothing Co. store. On the 17th of
,i ! iL ,.
anniveisary of this mammoth cloth
liuring all these years this company
u -,t . . , i ,
has withstood the panics, and the bus-
mess assaults oT many competitor:
i r.ey nave seen many companies in
jthp similar business come and go and
.others change hands while the Mc-,
jCrackm Clothing Company continued
.to grww with the community until
new it is one of the very finest cloth
ing companies in all Wnynes-ville.
The McCrac&en Clothing Company
is nearly an CKclusive gent's furnish
ing stnre with the exception of shoes
of which all kinds for every member
of the family are sold from the infant
to the adult.
The cash anil one-price system,
adopted from the start by this com
pany, enables them to sell goods at
a dofr margin than other houses
(Which do a credit business and have to
make up from their better payir.g
customers for the losses so natural in
la credit business.
I Mr. M. Theo. McCracken is one of
the very finest stalwart upright and
conscientious citizens in Waynesville!
I township He is ever interested in K NIGHT TEMPLARS WILL AT
making his home town and county a1 TEND GRACE EPISCOPAL
jbetter place to live in and is especially! CHURCH
I interested in our children; realizing
that the reigns or government will be Under the direction of Mr. V. C.
in their hands in a very few years. Heoln-ck, V. C. of Waynesville Com
,is intensely .concerned with the great I mandery, the Knight Templars w,ll
i mumuuii miiu as one oi im
committeemen of Waynesville town
ship school system he has been in
.strumental in no small degiee in giv-
mg to tnii township the won lcrful ,
progressive school system of which
so many forward looking citizens are observe in religious rites th: lliith,
boasting and for which they feel duly! Life, Death, Resurrection iml As-
grateful. Icension of Jesus Christ. All the mem-
Mr McCracken is a great asset notjbers of the local Commander? w.!l
only to the business life of this
ty, but m religious circles as well,
and he has a great deal to his credit
in the way of progressive achieve
ment "MASONIC MEETING IN GASTONIA
. Wcynesville was well reoiesented
ttr's week in Gastonia at the meeting
of the Grand Bodies of the Yiiic Rite
Masonry. Thirty-three members from
'he local lodge chartered a special
icar and went down in grand styn. I
At The Southern
Exposition In N. Y.
Champion Fibre Company, of Canton,
Has Tremendous Display Show
ing Activities of Company.
Walter P. Taylor, of AshevilK was
the first citizen of North Carolim to
register at the Southern Exposition
on the opening dny. He came directly
to the Western Carolina section ami
olunteered for service with the
Chamber of Commerce staff. Within
ten minutes he was distributing liter
ature and discribin.r the beauties of
the Land of the Sky to a group of
visitors. He remaine 1 on duty until
just before train time and left with
The exposition building is the niece a
of southerners now resident in this
part of the country. They are coming
in early and often, renewing 'icipiain
tance.s, inquiring about old friends,
and enthusing over the fine display
of southern products and potentiali
ties exhibited on the three Moors of
the Grand Central palace.
The rhododendron;- are blooming in
the Western Carolina section ami at
tracting a great 'enl of attention.
They were furnished for the exhibit
by Mashbuin and Stopp, of Mack
Mountain. At the conclusion of the
show they will be presented to the
City of New York and will find a
home in the botanical
, Large Display,
A remarkable display is exhibited
the Champion Fibre Company of
Canton. The background is provided
by a picture of the huge plant. The
Champion Fibie Company owns out
light 120,000 acres of the mo.-t de
niable virgin forests and draws from
an additional 1)00,000 acres adjoining.
The Champion organization does not
P'iictice the wasteful methods employ-
ed by some of the large concerns us-
inp UmheT- The 0r'nal SUPP'y ,S
handled in such manner as to secure
the utilization of ever log and
branch, in addition, the work of re
' forestration is carried forward per-
1 petually, so that new supplies aie
constantly replacing those exhausted
The Champion sawmill cuts 40,000,-
nno r... ..r :.i. i.,
in l i uiiiuri .iiiiiu.iii. . j .ill 1.1
,,., . . .
UlUUf 111 U IUIIIIICI, (tllU 1U LIH-f I.IU -
ducts the very best wood? and cuts Mrs- Moitow Hostess ai I.tnely
are selectel. Fine spruce, for cxam-i Party.
pie, is used more and moie for air.' I" compliment to Miss l.ila Hciik'-I,
1 t tU... 1 U llllf Stlt.CTill, nn,l Mice le..lu.ll
oitiut- ileum. onurt iciiKins ao.l
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,11111111111 gii iiiio i'uijj .inn papei.. " .. ..j ...... ... v...... ..... ...
' The bark goes to the tanneries. (married in the late summer to Mr.
Big Output. t holly Klmore, of Duke University,
If all of the pulp wood used l,v ' 1)111 ham,) Mrs. W. II. Morrow vta
Champion in one year wer.- stacked hostess at a lovely party Fri lay uf
in one great pile, the result would )(. ttrnoon ah her home on M'llb.-i";.-a
struture 100 feet s()uare and .1,000 tsreet.
feet high, four times as high as the' The !. floor of the i. ni. wn
Woolworth building, the tnl't buiid- thrown en suite and beautif-jll..- .lecor
irg the world. The Ciiam.ioi. use-':,,'"l W1"' Ple bli;soms, a eoier inn.
fiO.OOO.OOO galloi,! of water :, dnv ; tiff of rreen and white being eff&-t;ve.
twenty-live ;wv ce:;t more than the '.v caiiiid out -n the dicoratinns im.i
city of Cincinnati j refreshments, liiidge was enthusi.is-
Without an exi enlion -o !:, visiiois . t really nlnytd at five tables, luh
have been astonished to iearn
t'.'ins are mimd m . ier.i X
were furnished by A
Co., and Chas E
Henderson of A-di- .
Vie 'If f.mss caes ui.'ih
i'.' s! 'lies are surround) .i i Uruitiy
Women are esprcially interested, but
they do not outnumber the men who
ask for information come'n'nj: the
now a service in memory oi tne Sa-
vior's Ascension on Sunday, May 24th
at 8 P. M. in "Grace Churvh in the
Mountains." The Order of iV; Temple
is a Christian organization, and
throughout the world the 'Sir Knights
ccun-.assemble in the Masonic Lodge at
7:30 P. M. and march in full unifo'm
to Grace church where the se-vic; will
begin promptly at 8 P. M.
Everybody is invited to a'.rend the
ALL DAY MEETING.
At the home of Mrs. R. H. Hlack-
well on Tuesday the m?mbir? or sll
the circles and the missionary soriel;'
of the Methodist church held a ve y
profitable all day sewing meeting
E. P. Martin
MARTIN'S GROCERY STOKE OF
WAYNESVILLE ASSET TO
It is always interesting to look
backward over the years spent in
honorable and conscientious endeav
ors in the business life of a town or
One of the ablest business houses
in Waynesville, is the grocery store
owned by E. P. Martin. Duiing ail
these years it has served faithfully
and well the large list of patrons
who have come to depend on it for
their provisions and nocessiti-.'s in the
grocery line. These years ha" been
given unselfish endeavor for the bet
terment of Waynesville, an J for the
best service to its customers and
friends throughout Haywood county.
K. IV .Maitin, the proprietor, is one
il Wayne-ville's most patriotic and
reliable citizens. He is recognized
far and w:ile as one of the best of
all proc.icsive citizens who bus the
best interest of his beautiful city at
Such a eitiz.n lb 1-1. 1'. .Martin i an
asset, not only to his home town anl
(ommutiity, but throughout the en
tire country where his influence
always been felt ill the growth
prosperity "1" civic, business and re
Hi. two miiis, i'.iul and Fred, have
one of the most up-to-date electric
stoics in this entire section. They
are located in the same store build
ing at the back, and arc the only
exclusive electric supply hou -.e ill
DR. AND M US. .HcltOWELL AN
NOUNCE ENGAGEMENT OF
Dr. ami Mrs. C. H. McDowell an
nounce thei engagement ol their
daUKjlUll. IaabcU, t0 Ml, h
Elmore of Iuke University, Durham,
N. C., the marriage to take place in
the late summer.
The following account was taken
from the'Statesvillp Daily and will be
many friends in this
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,.r Wu..v.;n.. ....
: sf"1'1' pii-e. a battle of bath salts. '(.
ing awarded Miss Annie Dlair UnVol..
The table markers were wedding be!!.-.
The honoiees were presented attrac-
i,iv' hotths of bath salts tied wi;h
dainty .-achet bags in pastel shades.
At the conclusion of the game a de
lectable collection consisting of fni't.
salad, potato chips, cheese apples,
fruit punch anil hot tea biscuit with
bacon was served. The favors we't
hrart eases adoined with brides, the
eases containing green and white
candies. Seated at the bride's ta.-ie
which was artistically centered wit'i
a miniature bride in bridal dress nn.i
veil were Miss McDowell. Miss Hen.
kol, Mrs. C. V. Henkel anil Miss Mar
Miss Elizabeth Ragan, of Rock Hill,
S. C. was an out-of-town guest.
HAYWOOD COUNTY STANDARD
Tlle ! mining school for Sunday
'nHl workers which is being held
this week at the Methodist church has
received with much tnfhusiasm
throughout the county by the leaders
' orl rfi-iinitio-n. Oi Pnndav
81 cnrolI;d for training. There are
two Reneral and two specialization
courses bring given. On next Sunday
,,ne awarding: of certificates at the
Jvnrious churches to those who have
.completed the courses, wil be made
I frin minictdfn in nlio...
Mr. and Mrs. John N. Shoolbred left
Tuesday for Tryon where they went to
attend the Episcopal convention.