Opportunity's Empire-Wayrtesville Altitude 2,850 Feet-Unsurpassed Natural Resources for the tocation of Manufacturing Industries
Volumd XXXVII. Number 29
WAYNESVILLE, HAYWOOD COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA THURSDAY, AUG. Gth. 1925.
$2.00 a Year in Advance, $2.50 if not so Paid
An Important Real
Has New Organ
FAMOUS BROOK SIDE ORCHARD
NE.4R WAYNESVILLE IS SOLD.
Negotiations of importance to the
apple industry in Haywood county was
consumated with the sale of Brook
side by the estate of the late Colonel
R. P. Johnston to C. A. Black, former
ly of Charlotte.
Lying two miles from Waynesville,
on the Pigeon Gap road, Brookside
covers an area of about 100 acres and
I ' 'contains a growth productive of Wine
saps, Stayman's, Romes, Newtown
Pippins, York Imperials anl other
stable varieties, well adapted to the
climate conditions of this area. The
orchard is equipped with a storage
plant and the various other essentials
l the harvesting and marketing of
a full yield.
Transfer of Brookside marks the
relinquishment by the Johnston estaie
of the last of iit:: o.vhr.rcl properties
and cs Mr. Black, foi merly in the
t'an-f.r business :! Clrirlol'e and
now holder of coTv.l Table liu. incss
t.ronjrty here, rank a.: one of the coun
ty's principal It'Liiit "Towers. Ksti
niatel of hi-; total orchard holdings
Mm well in excess of .'100 m res. Some
time sgo he established a residence on
the orchard that adjoins Brookside.
The tract was once known as the
Old Hoggs orchard, the trees havine,
been set out by one of the pioneer in
vestors of the Goodyear family hold
ings now include the Goodyear Welt
Company. It was in the Johnston
family 14 years and was one of Col
onel Johnston's best producers. In
asmuch as apple trees bear fruit until
they or 75 to 125 years of age, the
Black acquisition is regarded as being
in its prime.
Friends pay high tribute to the new
owner and point to him as the type
of fruit grower who is welcomed by
producers hereabouts. He is the sort
of man who believes in the invocation
of modern methods of growing and
selling fruit and who is not wedded
to old and obsolete ideas. He is typi
cal, too, of a large element of the
prosperou$ residents of the Land of
the Sky, being attracted here as va
cation seeker with no idea of ever
putting any money into these sur
Black decided a few years ago that
a brief outing in the mountains would
give him a rest he needed and would
invigorate him for the coming win
ter's business. He wasn't sick or suf
fering; was just a victim of that run
down feeling to which the medicine
advertisements often refer. He got
to walking around Waynesville, where
he was visiting to enjoy the sunrise;
and first thing he knew, he was climb
ing a little higher on the hillside ev
ery morning without any sacrifice of
strength. A tour that tired him dur
ing the early part of his stay merely
inspired him to cover moie territory
after a few weeks and he listen to
the stories told of appl" growers'
profits. The result ha-, been set
Dr. B. F. Smathers was given a very
delightful birthday dinner last Sun
day by his daughter, Mrs. Jack Holtz
claw at her rustic lodge on the Bal
sam road. Only Dr. Smathers' im
mediate family ware present, includ
ing Mrs. Smathers, Mr. and rs.
George Smathers and Mr. and Mrs.
Will Smathers of Asheville, Mrs.
Emma Willis Mrs. J. P. Herren and
Miss Ella Smathers.
Dr. and Mrs. Smathers celebrated
their golden wedding on Saturday.
Mrs. Louise D. Kelly of Charlotte
has arrived for a visit of Beveral
weeks to her daughter, Mrs. Ira
Last Sunday afternoon the Meth
odist Sunday school was addressed
by the following: Mis' Virginia Jen
kins, Associate Supt. of the Western
N. C. Conference S. S. Board, Dr. C.
G. Hounshell, Secretary Board of
Missions and Mr. M. W. Brabham,
leader in S. S. Training, all of whom
are spending the summer at Lake
Mr. Monteith of Sylfa addressed
the Baptist Sunday school Sunday
The Balsam graded School opened
Monday morning with $2 pupils and
the following teachers: Mr. C. Cooper
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MOTORCADE TO PASS THROUGH
The Atlanta-Asheville motorcade,
which is to celebrate the formal open-
ing of the new highway connecting the!
southern metropolis with the capital the Hotel Cordon will give selection-!
of the Land of the Sky, will passjjn Grace Episcopal church on Sunday,
through Waynesville in the after- August 9th, at eleven o'clock. The
noon of September fifteenth.
The motorcade is under the aus-
pices of the Atlanta Journal. A dele-
gation of Asheville citizens with sev -
eral cars, will act as official escort
for the party which leaves
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The governors of every state and
: r . -k a l 1
province i.om ;uo.u.reai, v anaua. u.
.ew uneans nave oeen mviieu 10
participate in the conference and it is
expected that every city on the route
will be represented in the Appalach-
ian highway tour ending in Asheville.
The first stop will be in Murphy,
where they will spend the night.
They will lunch in Bryson City and
will be in Waynesville in the after -
noon for a short time.
Practically all towns along the way
will offer some kind of entertainment
for the motorists.
The highway is now completed with
the exception of about twenty miles
between Bryson City and Andrews,
which is under process of construction.
DECORATION DAY AT
ignated as the day for cleaning the
cemetery and decorating the graves
at Maple Grove formerly known as
Turpin's Chapel. Those who have
friends or relatives buried at this
place are urged to take tools and
lunch as they are expected to spend
the day there.
METHODIST SOCIETY TO MEET.
The Woman's Miissionary Society
of the M. E. Church, South, will meet
Friday afternoon, August 11th, at
3:30 at the church. All members are
urged to attend and visitors are
most cordially invited.
Mrs. Carrie Willis of New Bern is
here visiting Mr. and Mrs. J. R.
of Sylva, principal, Mrs. R. U. Sutton
of Sylva, intermediate and Miss Hal-1
lie Harrell of Sulphur, Ky. primary. 1
The school was addressed by Prof. I
Hough of Sylva Collegiate Institute, j
Many patrons and friends of the i
school were present.
Mrs. A. H. Mehaffey has returned
from a visit to her daughter, Mrs.
Coy Hedrick and little grand daugh
ter, in Hickory. l
Master Glenn Mehaffey visited his'
sister, Mrs. Coy Hedrick in Hickory
Miss Ruth Bryson is recovering
from injuries received in an auto
mobile accident last week.
Mr. Lon Cooper of Brevard was a J
..dfcWUtajPTlN i i. ,
KOIEI. GORDON ORCHESTRA TO
PLAY IN GRACE EPISCOPAL
Thr igh the courtesy of Mr. and
Mrs. F. O. Dunham the orchestra of
j Rector will preach.
At an earlier hour 8 a. m. the
Sacrament of the Holy Communion
l,vi1 be administered.
I The Church School and church his-
j(1 ciass under the direction of Hon.
: cllag R Thomas will meet at
o'clock in the Parish House.
, M R p m ,her, wjI h(,
Kv(.rvbody is c(miialv invito1 to all
REV ALBERT NEW
SUGGESTS MEMORIAL FOR JACK-
The Waynesville Mountaineer,
Waynesville, N. C.
-p0 ,ne Editor:
Having been a life long edmirer of
the famous Christian General and
statesman and believing him to be, as
indeed a majority of Americans do,
one of the out-standing men of our
country, I am deeply interested 'n
any movement to perpetuate his mem
"v through an appropriate and suit
able memor' J.
The fact hat I have not seen in th-
papers or b :oks any mention of any
attempt hr.ving been made to start a
movemen' toward the erection of a
Stonewall Jaqkson Memorial College,
prompts me to write to ask if such a
memorial has not been considered and
if not your idea as to the practica
bility of it. Note such memorials
have been erected in memory of other
famous generals and statesmen and
it occurs to rrie that no more fitting
tribute could be paid by the Ameri
can people to one of its most famous
gmerals than a Stonewall Jackson
Memorial College erected in one ofj
the Southern States.
Very truly yours, I
. EARL HOPPER, I
West Long Branch, N. J. I
week-end visitor in Balsam,
Misses Hannah Warren and Myrtle
Lindsey of tHe business college in
Asheville wert here Saturday and
le Perry has had her
Mr. D. W. Ersley has had his home
painted and i lso his store house
occupied by Qieen Brothers.
Mr. Chastain Crawford and Miss
Nellie Derrick v ere married Saturday
afternoon. Rev. ' H. Queen officiating.
Miss Marion Chase returned Fri
day to her hon e in Newark, N. J.
after spending two weeks very de
lightfully with hir grand mother, Mrs.
Annie Giessler atj Balsam Lodge.
W: "-v'lle. A".g. .'-.-Waynesville
was given a -e:i.::it i'm v;!crJay, when
Walte Jewel!, a resident of Louis
ville. : ink'c'.ih' appeared at the home
o: his e."t''!ingcd wife, here, seized
Meir six-year-old bov, and made off
with him in an automobile before he
could be stepped.
Mrs. Jewell and the boy have been
living with her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
W. M. Hay. The Jewells have been
separated for several years. Jewel'
came to Waynesville yesterday and
awaited hiq opportunity to kidnap
his own son. The chance came when
the boy wftndered a short distance
from the rfay home. Before anyone
realized what had happened, Jewell
and the buy were on their way back
to LouisviBe. It is expected that Mrs.
Jewell will institute court action to
obtain possession of the chilld.
SCHOOL frUSSES FOR HAYWOOD.
At their meeting on Monday the
county board of education bought two
school busses, at a cot of alieat
$2,000 eaih. One of them, the In
ternational tiuek with (he Conover
body having a capacity of foitv-fivc
children, will make the run each day
fiom ('rabii'oi' to Clyde and return, a
(!istr.::co df twenty-four mile-;. The1
other a Kenubli'' bus with : capacity
of thirty children, will make the run'
each dav from Maggie to Waynesville,!
a distince of about twenty miles.: in, ,M ,,
, i Mr. and Mrs. Aldeen Hall an
Tlie board ol education has ten other,
biases that will be in operation in . "ounce the birth of a son Wednesday,
the county, when all the schools are August fifth. He is to be called
in session about September 1. ; P.ufus William for his grand fathers
Most of the lural schools of the Mrs Hall before her marriage was
county opaned the fall term Monday.1,,- r
fhirty schools have completed their
nuota of teachers and opened last
Monday. Something over four thous
and children started to school on that
date. When nil the schools are run
ning there will he over seven thous
and in attendance.
HORN A SON.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Free-
man, on July 2fith, a son, William
Mr. T. M. Rickards and grand
daughter, Miss Ruth Mary Hall, of
Miami, Fla. went to Waynesville
Mrs. W. S. Christy returned home
Friday after an extended visit to
relatives in Virginia. She was ac
companied by her daughter. Miss
May Christy, who has been teaching
in Emory, Va. and little grand
daughter, Camilla Rephsal of Nor
A revival is being conducted in
the Baptist church by the pastor, Rev.
Kav Allen. j
Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Hutchinson
and Miss Mary Hiitchinson of Atlanta
are summering fet Balsam Spring
REM KM HER THE FLOWER SHOW.
' : ' of o- Annual Flower
Show Held t ndcr the Auspices
of the Community Club.
The foil .wing is the list of prizes
to be presented ttie winners of the an-
aiUi flower showfco be held in August
under the auspices of the Garden De
partment of the Community Club:
1. Largest collleetion of differ
ent varieties of 'flowers, first $10.00
Second .. 5.00
l.arge-t collection of differ
ent varieties dahlias, first 10.00
Finest single dahlia 5.00
. The most artistic display of
Vase of finest dahlias . . 2.50
. Finest old-fashioned bouquet 2.50
K.Host artistic combination of
two different varieties 2.00
!l. Rest displav of asters . . 2.00
I 10. Pest displav Snapdragons 2.00
11. Best display Zinnias 2.00
12. Vase of largest Zinnias 2.00
!.'!. Host disolay Marigolds 2.00
I I. Host display Foxgloves 2.00
15. Pest display Calendulas 2.00
Hi. Best display Nasturtiums 2.00
17. Rest display Roses 2.00
IS. Pest display Sweet Peas 2.00
10. Best display Gladioli . 2.00
20. Vase of largest Gladioli 2.00
21. Best display Larkspur 2.00
22. Best display Delphiniums 2.00
20. Best display of House plants 2.00
j AT MRS. RRIGGS'.
Mrs. O. R. Hutson and son of Aiken;
I Mr. and Mrs. Preston Gilman and
(daughter of Cocoa, Fla.; Mrs. M. R.
; Rector and daughter and Mrs. M. B.
I Booth with two children of New Or
I leans; Mrs Mitchell of Hattiesburg,
Miss.; Mrs. Morris and daughter, Miss
Mr. Clem Smathers was in Atlanta
on business for several days last week. I
Balsam guests are enjoying the
cool weather here, I mercury register
ing as low as 51 We had a good
rain last Friday.
Miss Joy Jones bf Patterson, Ar
kansas was in town Tuesday. Miss
Jones, who is with per mothers, Mrs.
M. B. Jones at the Lake, expects to
leave in ten davs tor Chirm-o where
sbp will st.uHv voral. Sb vioiiteill
"aT hevr,".irB in the Rhode Island School for
years ago and has ijumbers of friends; i.,eaf nt Providence 'and will return
here. J there the middle of September.
A handsome Moller organ is being
installed in the Presbyterian church
by ('. K. Heckman and his corps of
assistants of the M. P. Moller Organ
Company, Haggerstown, Maryland.
It is a two manual, electro-pneumatic
action, having fourteen stops,
ten couplers and stop key control. It
has three pistons affecting the great
and pedal stops and three affecting
the swell and pedal stops and is
equipped with A. (I. O. radiating con
There arc live hundred forty
three pipes, the decorative ones being
of sal ill finished gold bronze. The
woodwork is in stately Gothic design
of quartered while oak, natural
finish. It is built with an extended
, at ill;
v Ith tho-ie of
If no d lav
i'l til' Well, I I If
fi.r ii e .''',, nda ,
;.! v.illill tune .'I
i . in w ill hi' y.'w ell.
n'Lian will In- iva
peeial mie-ic'il -n
.11 Al l SK A STOR HOI K.
The folllowing program was ren
il red by a group of he pupils fi im
.he Lake Junaluska Si Iwol of F.v-
predion a ll Dramatic
day afternoon at the Auditorium.
Miss Man.' Kve.ns Saunders Director,
wis highly complimented upon the
success of the program which follows:
StOry of Cyrus Hamlin Mrs. A. C.
McCall, Urooksville, Florida.
Stary. Why Peunias are Sticky
Miss iMartha .Mock, Waynesville.
Poem. Practicing Time Edgar
Guest-i-Miss Martha Stringfield.
Slorv, Why the leaves Shake Big-
ham Miss Mary StringfieH, Way
nesville. Poem, Don't Edgar Guest Kdith
Poem, The Radio Edga Guest,
Story. When Thou Comest -Stewart
Miss Dorothy Quattlchaum, Colum
bia. S. C.
Story, The Judge's Debt Anore--Mr.
Frank Ferguson. Waynesville.
Story, Who's Afraid Cooke Miss
Mary Evans Saunders, Tennessee.
The following invitations have been
leceived by many friends in town:
1r. and Mrs. Charles Harper McDowell
request the honor of your presence
at the marriage of their daughter
Mr. Kelly Leo Elmore
on Wednesday the nineteenth of Au
gust at e ight o'clock in the even
ing Methodist Episcopal Church
Waynesville. North Carolina
immediately after the ceremony
at the home.
after the fifth of September
002 Buchanan Avenue
Diirham. N. C.
The Haynes family reunion will be
be held at the home of Geo. C.
Haynes (the old II. P. Haynes place)
Clyde, N. C. on Saturday, August
1 -rth, beginning at 10 o'clock. Pro-
K'am will be announced later.
B. Y. P. U. PICNIC.
About thirty of the young people
of the Baptist church recently en
joyed a picnic supper and strawride
to the old Walnut Grove school house,
fifteen miles out on the Piegon road.
Miss Mary New arrived Monday
from Washiington, where she has been
visiting for thepast six weekp, to
"Pend the remainder of her vacation
with hnr nnvpnlq
Rev. and Mrs. Al
ew ha been teach-
Ibert New. Miss