Opportunity's Empire-Waynesville Altitude 2,850 Feet-Unsurpasstd Natural Resources For the location of Manufacturing Industries
WAYNESVILLE, HAYWOOD OOUN'Y, NORTH CAROLINA THURSDAY. JUNE. 4, 1925
$2.00 a Year in Advance, $2.50 if not bo Pid
Volume XXXVII. Number 21
To Have Supervisor
Superintendent Allen of the County
Schools Favors a Larger Program
For Haywood County in All
Superintendent Wm. C. Allen, in
coming superintendent of schools of
Haywood county, was asked by a rep
resentative of the Carolina Mountain,
eer what his views were upon the
supposed drastic reorganization of ihc
Waynesville township schools as mm
tioned in the "contributed" editorial
in this paper of last week.
Mr. Allen .said that he had not heard
that any drastic reoganization of the
Waynesville schools was contemplat
ed, heard such a thing discussed in
; ny meeting of the Board of Educa
tion that he had attended; and felt
;uite sure that the Board of Educa
tion had not ti.ken any action looking
to such a thing.
It is not for me,". said Mr. Allen, "to
speak for the iM'tnber- of the board
as I am yet a month this side of be'iig
the s.ipei intendent of schools, but I
:.m glad to give my own views upon
the matter if such a thing will help
to clear up the present apparently
lid Inuded situation."
"First of all," continued Mr. Alien.
"I am in favor of a larger program
of educational activity for this county,
and being in favor of that I could not
begin by helping to undo or cripple
any school system that has already
started. I am in favor of the Board
of Education taking all the people into
its confidence and with them to work
out a plan of enlarged educational
progress that will reach every nook
and corner of the county. Waynes
ville township has set the example
by being the first to go into the
county-wide system, and I felt that
Waynesville people would realize their
straggegie position and help to extend
the good thing which they have found
in the township system to the rest
of the county, and more particularly
to the rural districts.
"Feeling that way I gave expres
sion to the thought that, inasmuch as
the County Board of Education paid
two-thirds of the salary of the town
ship supervisor and Waynesville town
ship through its special tax, paid one
third, Waynesville township people
should be willing to let the rural dis
tricts share in the good thing that
was happening here in Waynesvil!?.
In other words. I expressed myself
as in favor of not taking anything
swap from Waynesville. but to give
the same thing also to the county us
a whole, or more particularly to the
rural districts where the supervision
is needed worse, and especially so as
the county as a whole is paying for
two-thirds of it and getting no bene
ifit outside of Waynesville township.
"That is the view I expressed, not
supposing that anybody would think
that I was trying to foist my views
upon anyone at all. With the plan of
county supervisor as decided upon by
the Board of Education in their meet
ing Monday, the people of Waynes
ville may rest assured that the full
proportional part of attention by th?
supervisor will be given the Waynes,
"Another evidence of progressing
backward as seen by this interested
contributor of the Carolina Moun
taineer is the fact that there is to be
no summer-'school for teachers in the
county this year. In explanation of
that, it may be said that the ques
tion of whether or not a summer
school should be held. Mr. Safford and
myself decided that, inasmuch as. six
weeks only of county summer school
would give one no credit toward get
ting certificate and the further fact
that only a few had applied for a
summer course, it was decided that no
school would be held. A letter from
the State Superintendent of Public
.... , iL.i
instructs aiso sratea in
the policy of the State Department
of Education to do away with the
county summer schools and thus en
courage every person who wished to
become a teacher to attend the rec
ognizd standard summer schools.
131 I . . .1 1 Vf- A 11....
. -1 am giaa, concur ..
"that t.hi matter is receiving So much
attention at this time, for when we
get the people to discussing a matter,
there is obliged to be progress and a
good deal of it. I confidently look
forward to the time when the County
Board of Education will feel author
;.ij V... iVio nwnlp in Kpirin a huildinc
program for the rural schools tW'ss Silverthorne of the Gift Shop
will place a modem school house have arrived from Aiken, S. C, where
with up-to-date equipment in reach of they spent the winter,
every child in the county."
AN APPEAL FOR THE CONKED-'
BKATE MEMORIAL CAMPAIGN. .
I have accepted the chairmanship in
North Carolina of the iislvibut;o;i .
campaign for the Cmfeieiaf? Mem
morial Half Dolla-. 1 hop? :he poo
pie of North Carina wiil accord me
their enthusiastic c-opei ntion 'n a I
rousing interest a'id sympathy in the
sale of these memorial coins.
The United States Government, act
ing through an administration con-1
trollel by the Republican party in ,
every branch, with great unanimity
authorized the minting and sale of
these coins by the Stone Mountain ;
Association for the pupose of .-titi ini?
in the construction of the .great me-1
ma rial, as an expression of re. pert
for the valor and sincerity of the
chieftains and soldiers of tm armies,
of the Confederacy. It was ; noble
and magnanimous thing, an I the
South, and particularly the State if
North Carolina, which I'l'in-bod i
latter imm c r of soldiers to '.he ar
mies of the Confederacy than any
other state must respond to it by
enthusiastic and generous purchase
of these coins. It would nut North
Carolina in a most hidefc'i-ibl' po.-i-"
tion not to participate generously in
the purchase of these coin:. It can
not withhold an expression of appre
ciation of this noble tribute to the
greatness of Lee and Jackson, end
the valor of the soldiers who made the'
armies of the Confed.-racy. !
The coin is a beautiful one. It ha
a likeness ol bee an.l jacKson upon,
it, and an inscription: "Memorial to!
the Valor of the So!dit"s of the
South." That this tribut? o: respectj
and admiration should havt been made;
Dy me uniiea orar.es uuvei onicui i
Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson
and me raoitn vi vnW. , golaj )ace ol. the tentn district.
ought to be a sour-e of pride to every: pa8t decade hundi-eds of s.l-
true North Carolinian and every son mirera tnroughout the tenth district
of the Southern group of States. Ihavc been insislent that Waynes-
The coin is be'mg purchased gener-: awve1. O1.ator and Democratic
. It. 1 I " r I - f sJAkAHtf 1
ously even by the people of the North.,
ern States. Banks all over the North
are making application for the coins
and a heavy saJe in the North is a
certainty. Surely the people of North ; R A1py mad(, (hc nominatinK tpCT.-h cut remuneration and has leen re
Carolina will go to the banks withjn lAjineviile f)1. Walter E. Moore sponsible in many instances of swing
enthusiasm and without delay, and f(jr .onRress ad leaped into fame as ing entire counties into the Demo
arrange for the purchase of these o he KreRtvst oratore of the ciat'c ranks. During the past cam
coins, j day. In fact the newspaper comwent paign, Transylvania county succeiled
I appeal to the people of the State ,f ' tha( tjme likentd Mr. Alley to in electing all Iemociatic candidates
not to wait for committees and local Bryan and other noUbles. It was excepting two and it is beVieved and
01 sanitations, but to go at once to c,aimoJ that Mr. Alley and his claimed by manv who are in a posi
their local bank! and open negotia-. frjeads ha(J a hard tjme preventing a tion to know, that a wonderful ild
Hons for the purchase of these coins
Expensive organizations .advterrtis- j
ing, etc., will but waste the profit in
the sale of these coins, and I cannot
believe it will be necessary through
these .methods to excite North Car
olina to do its duty.
I appeal to the whole press of the
State, and the peonle generally ta
move voluntarily and without commit
tees to inform the people in every
community of the State, and save all
possible exDen.se in the sale of these
Inasmuih as the authorization of
the sale of the coins constitutes with
in itself the greatest step towards a
truly united country since the fall of
the Connfederacy ; and as a re-united
country must be desired by all good
people, I make bold to appeal to the
ministry of the State to call atten
tion promptly from their pulpits to
the sale of these coins, coupled with
an appeal to the people to complete
the bauty of the expression made by
the United States Government, by a
generous find prompt purchase of
these coins upon the part of cur
I appeal to Chambers of Commerce,
Kiwanians, Rotarians, Civitan and
Lion Clubs, Farmers' organizations,
Labor organizations, and all cdvic and
I patriotic organizations which may
IU...n M.l. fVlA MOV fciD UTAAt
I pan p.-
have meetings in the next few week.-.,
to have some member call attention to
this matter, and help arouse our peo
ple to the precious privilege of pay
respect to the valor of the Soldiers
of th Confederacp, and" appropri
ately responding to the noble tribute
United gtates emmem to
' , . .. . ,, .
Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson and
the immortal armies they commanded.
(Signed) Cameron Morrision,
Chairman Confederate Memorial
Coin Distribution Campaign.
Mr. and Mrs. Fritz Schulhofer and
Hon. FeVx E. Alky for Congress
Jt Hf'C -' H
X. ' NNJ4T
i,yy, Mountaineer Statesman"
Race for CongteSS rafflOUS Democratic UratOr
n.marn.ta anA fri(,nds throughout
Norti, Carolina are jubilant over
tj,e decision made this week by Hon.
' ... . tne
Imr statesman tnrow his hat
into the ring to represent his country.
flnen in congress.
. ... , ,..,. tna. 1!n0 Fellx
Jnovetm;nt to .stampede the conven-
tion and nominate Alley for congress,
ln 1!)12 Mr Alley placel in nomina-, turned t'.ie tide and from the verge if
tion at Raleigh Governor IxK-ke Craig, defeat swept the Democrats into glo
this was the only nomination speech rious victoiy in the last election.
made. This convention was said at
the time to have been the largest con
vention ever held in the State. The
speech was widely
much editorial comment.
Felix E. Alley has never oefore
consented to allow his friends to enter
his name in the congiessional race.
He has always been busy making a liv- on-trated when he was last a candi
ing and educating his children. date for Presidential elector. He ran
Mr. Felix E. Alley is a native of way ahead of every other elector in the
Western N '.h Carolina, having been jtate and was only outdistanced by a
born in Jackson county. He came of few number of votis by two other
good old 100 per cent American stock electors and they were delegates at
ancf like Abraham Lincoln, his folks large.
were poor but proud. In early lif' Mr. A:'. ley upholds the splendid tfa
Mr. Alley had a hard stiuggle. He ditions of his profession, believes in
worked hi s way through grammar law enfoicement. and is an ardent .id
school, studying at night and dur-jvocate of '.he Golden Rule. He be
ing his spare time, the old Blue back lives in upholding the law and because
speller and the family Bible. 1 "capital punishment" is a law of the
He cooked his own meals, work- State of North Car., Mr. Alley has nev
ed at odd jobs, knows what it er publicly expressed his private views
means to split rails, and all about the on this vital question. But recently it
hard drudgery of farm and country will be recalled, two men were par
life. He worked his way through high doned by Governor McLean. These
school and at the same t;me helped men were sentenced at one time to die
to support his parents. j by electrocution and their sentence
Felix E. Alley never attended col-
. djd ,uate flom the h,igh
school. He is self taught and truly a Locke Craig. Mr. Alley believed these
self made man. His fir't public office ' men were innocent, he was so posi
was clerk of Superior Court of Jack- tive that he spunt the entire night
ison county and he served in that ca-1 with the Governor pleading and di l
from 1898 to 1902. He studied succeed in saving their lives. These
law from) an eariv age and was ad -
mitted to the bar in 1902. Mr. Alley
pointed out that he learned more law
out of the Bible than all other books
on law that he studied. He ever
refers to the Good Book when needing
help in a knotty problem.
Mr. Alley is a leader in his profos-.two of the older sons are both law-
sion. He has one of the largest prae. J yers. Eugene and Hayes. Mr and
tices in Western North Carolina and; Mrs. Alley are members of the Meth -
owing to the fact that he is so oftenloHist church, and Mr. Alley is affil-
connected with important cases, alljiated vr'th the Masonic lodge.
ovcr this great Union, he is a mem-' (Continued on another page)
Definitely Decides lO Enter
ber of the bar of five states: North
and South Carolina, V rginia, Tennes.
me ami Georgia.
n 1015 Mr. Allev represented Jack-
son c untv in the legislature and in
1)10 lie was elected solicitor of the
20th juivial district. He was an
elector for Woodrow W'ilson in 1!16
and again for Cox in 19-20. During
the last ten years Mr. Alley has cn
vasscd the entire congressional dis
trict each campaign. He has given
lvlilnv hours of his valuable time W'th
time enthusiastic Democratic SK-ech
made by Felix Alley at Rosnian, N. C,
Mr. Alley will be tifty-two ill July
and has been a thorn in the side of
the Republican party and- an inspir-
ing Democratic bailor ever since he
was L'l years old.
That Mr. Alley is viry popujar s
not only witnessed by his tremendous
law piactice, but was thoroughly deni-
was com.mtutted at the very last min
ute to life imprisonment by Governor
. . ...
; prisoners were recently pardoned on
' account of a sworn statement of the
real murderer on his death bed; Ed
Mr. Alley married Miss Hayes of
Swain county in 1899. There are four
I children; one daughter and three sons,.
Death of Thomas
n:i.. a L. 1 1
as Vice-President During Eight
Momentous Years of Nation's I
Iffctory Great Personalty j
Won Many Friends.
' now has been in progress more than
I Washington, June 1. Thomas Riley ja nllinth is near its close. Next week
, Marshall, Vice President of the United pm()at;y see its fin.sh. The lack
! States for eight momentous years of I f l aJn wni,.n 'cgother wit'.i the late
tits history, has followed his chief , I , r()StK nas reduced the yield is also
Woodrow Wtilson, into death. j bringing the end of the ha -vest along
Recurrence of a heart attack, which (,., ,.!,,,. ,nan t W0MU: have come if
sent him to his bed last Monday im-1 ,(.,.,, hail fallen Mi usua'. amount of
I mediately after a trip from Indiana, rain
J brought on the ,.nd unexpectedly to- j i-J(,u(rh I he tr 'mis complain f
'day, after reports had come from h' short crop ther- has hern no com
jsick room throughout the week t h h t , I p.rili ,n ln,. pi(1t 0f their customers
I despite his years, he steadily was re-,in
covering from nervous exhaustion and
j a cn
nomas R. Marshall.
folksy -implicit y and the
incority of Thomas It. Marshall
The folksv -implieity and the pa;
set him apart and made him disti"
ipart and madi' him disti'-
hid among the public olheials o!
g. nerat ion. Public ollire never
-poded him. To the end of his days
'he was a statesman who was utterly
: incapable of guile or o.-tcntatio.i
Hi- reputation for straight dealin.I ( ltUj . MlaiK. iK,n ;',,. -riawberric
j was never tarnished. ibat giow m and ilea round about
j .Mar-hall nl;u ed his personal an I mimia"i town. 1. .. doubtful it'
i political faith in the old fashion, d a nl.aity ,an be found li."r a com-
i i tins. The ixilitical fads and i'" :,;;,( of -oil ami moi .- t:i e and sun
',, thes,. latter days did not win h.s ini . am altitude and atmosphere
I approval. The old ways were the iet j: faV),.ablc to the priMluction of
I to him. u bei iv superior to I 'ay wood's straw-
I Yet he was benignantly tolerant id' , Herein lie an idea and po.--
difference ol opinion. He did not te"
L, n.j-sary to denounce those who
happened to .lieagree with him. While
i no uepiorea meir juugmenv mm somv.
I times poked good-natui-ed fun at them,
he kept their friendship and conceded
their integrity of thought ami pm-
"e WBA ueueisunmo ini.vn. ...
the true sense of the word. He be -
lieved with unwavering faith that
Thomas Jefferson del ned the genuine strjve to .,,0duce. Tiii. rivalry is not
principles of demorcrucy and his con l0nflned to strawberr - , but .'Xter.d
fidence in the opinions of the Sage of )(( otn,,r .mfliket garden crop.:.
Monticcllo as a guide to political con- r pmncis thijB r-nrinj planted
duct never weakened. He clung fast (Mm arld r. Swayigini 7,000 st raw
to them and sought to give effect to ;1(,nv plants. These pirn's are about
them even when they were being aban- (ouniv divided between two va
doned by their Democrats of light and
Marshall was not an ambitious iirin.
He preferred the peace of his own
conscience to the strife of politics.
He lounted, personal friendship as
worth more than all the empty honors
of high office. He demonstrated his
lack of ambition by the way in which
he demeaned himself when Mr. Wil
son was stricken. Then an effort was
made in some quarters to declare the
President disqualified by physical in
capacities and to elevate Marshall to
the Presidency. The Vice-President
lefused to be a party to such a 'oa
spiracyi Throughout this whole
.crisis he conducted him.-elf like, a
true gentleman and an honest friend.
Mar-hall's speeches bristled witn
wit but his humor was always kindly.
Even when he lapsed into sarcasm,
his shafts were never poisoned. The
laughtei which his sallies invariably
provoked niver caused him to lose h's
head and indulge in ill-natured humai
just for the sport of exciting more
The Democratic partp honored itself
in tht. honors which it heaped up.m
Thomas R. Marshall. He was a real
statesman and gentleman. Wiser men
have risen to public office, but this
generation has not known a public
official who was more bonest or more
lovable. Asheville Times.
Some Noted Epigrams of Thomas K.
Thomas R. Marshall,
Idiana's governor and the nation's
Vice-President, was full of epigrams
many of which have been wide'y
In nearly every speech he made was
at least one odd observation on cur
rent events. Some of these sayings
"The only difference between th
generation and my generation is
they have different ways of making
fools of themselves."
"The average idea of home is j fiat
and a flivver."
"A man should miarry and then k s.
his wife every day as, an evidence of
j good faith."
I "Let us live our democracy. l et us
( level all distinctions on class and
make this America really democratic.''
"I believe in vested rights, but not
in vested wrongs."
STRAWBERRY NOTES 1 1KLI1
UNDER AVERAGE, BUT
The local strawberry harvest which
n,r,,.( (,, the quiili.y of the berries
On tin- contiary the line
llavors of the
. b t ries
. commented un.ui oy the many who
l,:,;-,,ae keenly enjoyed and appreciated
,u, , , ,...! .
Some olio ha.- oft m been quoted
as -aying that Cod i.i'eht have made
,;i betui' l. 1 1 v than the strawberry
but didn't . There ,u m Wayncs-
. ville -trawbeiry i n hu- i.i: t - who are
' ' en iii'h tn doubt if a better bery
vildlif .. which wi.' be discussed in
riumnS f ihc Caniina Moun-
t l.-,l,r (il.nng the :.Mr future.
i , ,. ni st t..xter. r. e growers "i
,, ; , , 1S ,..i,' Wij i.esville, are
nen.y Kiyncis and I'M Swayngim
!lbout Uvo mii, s out in the h'rancis
ovc. Their farms lie adjoining and
tn,,lc ,,lst a llveiy mr. rnemuy uvai-
'. v betw-en thfm Iwth . to quality
. .. 1 nyMtitv of the stiuwberries they
rip n of the
Anima and Gundy.
i the latest
Ft '"iwherric-. 'n this
loiality the very lat- varieties a 11
iu!e pi ovc the must '.i otitahle.
The Excelsior is the tal lies; variety
g:own here. The Klondike is an other
(ally kind and is not-,i n a berry of
the very highest qual'ty.
(i. W Justice oui 111 the Pigeon
R,ia , u;!s ,.0iiariv the lir.-t to do
1)1 a i ket ganlenin"
t he vit init v of
Althoin. h his planting
-o large as those of Mi"
.Mr, Suavin.'ini, Mr. -hi-'
ami still continue- to be
11. 1 w are not
1 lias beer,
a wrc siic-
i csst ul st ra wb 1 ri y g. owe '.
II'.- little f:n m of thiee acres on
wlib li lie hcea:i stiawbeny growing
an.l 11. like! eaideuing lo years ago
pMsent- a line example ;n the way
01 whet r iv i e ,a!le I intensive
!'a) 111 ing.
A- one of lis notable succosso,
Mr. .lu-tiee lelatos that a few years
; ;'0 fro in a idol of giound ot) feet
vride .'iid 100 fot long he sold 1.000
lUai ts- of -'. raw'eei ries. He says there
j... no guess work about 'his thai the
p .,. us aecuratelv measured, and
imoI'uI account kent of the berries
sold. Hut the berries sold were not
)) the plot produced. His family
used what thev needed and not a
fpw ls we,.e ivi,n a ,()
friends and neighbors.
Unless one stops to figure a little
1,0(0 ouarts of berries from so small
a plot of land seems an almost im
possible production. But stop to fig
ure and you will find 50 by 100
tc.t irvans 5,000 square feet divided
by 1,000 gives 5 square feet frim
wh'ieh to nick one quart of berries.
It beconiss interesting then to fig
ure how many quarts of berries at
that rate an acre would produce.
An acre contains 43,560 squarr? feet,
which divided bv 5 gives us a quo
tient of 8,712.
So we see that at the rate of Mr.
Justice's production it is possible to
"""' ' suacernc. .-
: o T10 . - e .. ...1 .
-"'d at 10 cents per quait only
Interesting Sgurcs the-c and show
the possibilities of strawberry giow-
ing in Haywood county.