Opportunity's Empire-Waynesville Altitude 2,802 Feet-Unsurpassed Natural Resources For the Location of Manufacturing Industries
Volume XXXVII. Number 33
WAYNESVILLE, HAYWOOD COUN'Y, NORTH CAROLINA THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 1925
$2.00 a Year in Advance, $2.50 if not bo Paid
DEATH AM) SERIOUS INJURY
An automobile accident occurred
last Thursday, August 27, on the Dell
wood road, near to the home of Zack
Massoy. A Ford automobile, accu
pied by Mrs. V. O. Robinson, who
was driving, her three year old son,
and Miss Edna Phillips, all of Way
nesville, went over the embankment,
turned over three or four time, kill
ing Mrs. W. O. Robinson instantly, her
neck being broken and seriously in
juiying Miss Kdna Phillips. Miss
had her light leg crushed, her front
teeth knocked out and a serious cut
ocr her light ear. Her left side
was also painfully injured and it is
thought thai sc.cial libs were nioken.
The little boy was not seriously hurt
although he had a cut on ba.'l: of
head and his lips were bitten through.
Mrs. W. 0. Robinson was Miss Loma
Jones of Marshville, Union County,
X. C. She was about twenty-seven
years of age, and had been married
about four years and lived in this
county since that time, ohe was to
have taught school at Allen's Creek
this present term. The remains were
laid to rest on last Saturday. August
2ilth, at the noon hour, in tbc OMfie'd
cemetery. She leaves, besides her
husband and son, her parents, one
sister, Mrs. W. H. Alexander of
Charlotte, and one brother, Alonzo,
of Marshville, N. C.
Rev., C. T. Tew and Rev. W. M.
Pruett of Waynesville officiated at
the funeral. Mrs. Robinson was s
member of the Fairfield Baptist
It is reported that Miss Edna Phil
lips is doing very nicely considering
the serious nature of her injur'cr.
It appears from reports ."i-.at the
accident was caused by three cars
approaching one another at or near a
sharp curve in the road two Fords
approaching a truck; the second Ford,
which was occupied by Dr. J. H. Way
of Waynesville, seems to have at
tempted to pass the car occupied by
Dr. Way gave first aid to the in
jured according to Mr. W. O. Robin
son. CARD OF THANKS.
We wish to express our sincere
thanks for the many acts of kind
ness and sympathy shown and floral
tribute given during the death and
funeral of our beloved wife and
mother, who was accidentally killed
W. O. Robinson and Son.
HOME DESTROYED BY FIRE.
Tuesday morning about ten-thirty
the home of Jule Tate on Maple
street was completely destroyed by
fire. Unfortunately only a small
amount of furniture was saved.
It is thought that the fire was
caused by the ignition of some clothes
which were hung too near a hot stove.
In a short time the blaze had made
such rapid headway, on account of
the dryness of the timber, that the
fire department was able to do little.
The building was partially insured.
The circles of the Presbyterian
church will meet on next Tuesday,
Sept. 8th, at 3;30 p. m. as follows:
Circle No. 1 with Mrs. S. R. Crock
ett. Circle No. 2 with Mrs. G. D. Green.
Circle No. 3 with Mrs. H. L. Mac
Fadyen. A full attendance is requested.
Mr. and and Mrs. W. G. Reeves of
Morristown, Tenn. announce the
rival of a son, W. G. Reeves, Jr. Mrs.
Reeves was Miss Elizabeth ' Kirk-
natrirk of HavwnoH ennntv
Morgan ft Ward, it is understood,
rre to start work on a handsome office
i Hiding on Main street, directly in
front of the court house.
Mr. and .Irs. Geo. P Roberts of
'iami hav? bought a beiu-.i-'il "--si-1 tiesi and is a member of the Kiwanis Hon. John W. Martin, Governor of
dirce lot ccrner of Chu.rh nnd Tatt Club of Atlantic City. He is married Florida, and Dr. F. H. Hatheway,
fleets and it is undc-r-;, 1 will itr- and is the father of four children. He Chairman of Florida State Road Com
mtc'iately ere a sum! home ther - lives at 5003 Ventnor avenue and has mission, will address the Rotary Club
.-mi. Mr. Roberts Is ,i pr mc:r..rit I his offices in the Guarantee Trust it its res-ular meetini? at Hotel Gor-
ical estate ma. i of Miairi.
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MISS HELEN MAYS
Mies Helen Mays of Henderson,
Texas, a graduate of Teachers' college,
Columbia, has gone to teach children
in Armenia how to play. Her task,
which takes her to Alexandropol, Ar
menia, will be to bring back smiles to
the faces of orphan wards of the Near
East Relief and to help them get ready
to play the game of life.
HON. WILLIAM H. SMATHERS.
Youngest President judge in the
Mate ot iew Jersey. 1'resiuing jurist '
of Common Pleas at thirty-two. Form-
cr Supreme Court Commissioner and :
special master in Chavery. Democrat,
Civic leader and representative cit
izen. It is no mean distinction to be the
youngest President Judge of the Court
of Common Pleas in the entire State
of New Jersey. That distinction and
signal honor did not come by rubbing
Alladin's lamp nor by the beating of
drums or blasting of trumpets. It
came by the possession of a natural
inherent ability, honesty of purpose.
and perseverance that could not be
In 1922 he was appointed to this
high office to fill an unexpired term
and nine months later he was re
appointed to the full term of five
years with the unanimous approval of
the Bar Association. Think of a man
of 31 years of age reaching a height
in his profession that would do credit
to a man twice that age. It is an
other instance of the opportunities in
this land for those wno deserve them.
It is a splendid refutation to the cry
of some of our younger men that op
portunities of days gone by are no
longer possible or in evidence. It
shows that it pays to work diligently
while still a very young man, attain
ing that nresticre and achievement, that
brings the respect of the community j tr' Waynesville.
and a self-satisfaction that is more1 Fairview School,
substantially pleasurable than all the! M'SS "' I'f,atnprwoo'i- Wa"
,,, ;., tu a, inesville.
J'"" J"J lhi. nits .ynuNK
men of the present day seem to be
following in such large numbers.
What a living lesson in this young
man's career. What a striking exam
ple to make the present generation
Judge Smathers came of one of the
finest old families of the south and his
excellent breeding and the careful
manner in which he was brought up
has left its telling impress on this
boy's career. He was graduated from
the law school of the University of
North Carolina at the age of 19 years
and was admitted to the bar in his
native State. He then came north,
and in 1912, at the age of 21 years,
he was admitted to the New Jersey
bar as an attorney, practicing in
Atlantic City. He was associated
with the prominent law firm of Endi-
cott & Endicott until his retirement Edition to the gift, a vanity, many
to accept judicial honors. In 1923 usefur kitchen utensils were present
he was named Supreme Court Com-ed by ,ittle Miss Adelaide McCormick.
missioner and in 1924 he was appoint- Late in the afternoon a refreshing
ed SpeciaT Master in Chancery. , ice collrse waa served by the ho.,tesg.
Judge Smathers would not tolerate Mor. tnn . ri ' , Mra R,
petty Kraf,tlnK mnK officials, and
ar-"nree maK'8l n consume
were a aentenceo as a
eult of Judge Smathers' wholesome
reforms. He is prominent in flnan-
A J 1 . A. 1
cial matters in South Jersey and was
one of the organizers of the Ventnor
Trust Co., which he served as vice
President, director and solicitor. He
is member of the Atlantic County,
New Jersey State and American Bar
Associations, is a Democrat in poli-
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iiuilding. I'hiianelpma Dispatch.
Monday morning, August 31st, the
schools of the township had their
formal opening. The coming session
promises to be a most favorable one.
Already we have modern, well equipp
ed buildings, professional trained and
experienced faculties and with the un
reserved co-operation of parents of
the community splendid results are
The high school with its 2fli stu
dents is in a somewhat crowded con
dition, but this will be adjusted in a
shoit time. There are So in the 8th
grade; 77 in the Itth ; )t in the UHh,
; nd MS in the llth. In the elemen
tary school there are 2 I'S "enrolled.
The children of this building are more
evenly distributed, fewer than forty
N ing in any grade.
In Fast Waynesville 117 are cn-
died; in Lake .luiialuska, l'.rj; and
in Hazelwood, 315.
W A Y N ES V 1 1 IK T W N SHI P
Waynesville Elementary1 School.
Miss Louise Berry, Durham; Mrs.
.John McKeelett. Waynesville; Miss
Lucy Tate, Waynesville; Miss Daisy
Doyd, Waynesville; Miss Frances Roh-
., Waynesville; Miss Lois Harrold,
Miss Nancy Thomnson,
East Waynesville Element ar Sc'iool.
Mr. J. Paul Beam, Gaffncy, S. C;
Mr. W. L. McCraeken, Wayne.'i!l;;
Miss Lois Eansbury, Timmonsville. i"
C; Miss Hattie Moseley, Kinstorj
Miss Dorothy M. Price, Locust Grove,
Ga.; Miss Marie Harper, Durham;
Lake Junaluska School.
Mr. A. E. Mercer, Durham; Miss
Cornelia Allen, Greencastle, Md.; Miss
Lura Mae Noland, Lake Junaluska;
Miss Flora Rathbone, Lake Junaluska,
Miss Aurelia Adams, Greencastel, M ;
Miss Gussie Martin, Marshall.
Hazelwood Elementary. School.
Mr. B. O. Aiken, Durham; Miss Lufa
McGloken, Winterville; Miss Ova Pat
terson, Miss Eula Patterson, Waynes
ville, Mrs. Henrietta Campen, Mechan
ic; Mrs. Samuel Knight, Hazelwood;
Mrs. Mary P. Shell, Waynesville; Miss
Jennie A. Whitson, Oteen; Miss Sara
A. Thomas, Waynesville.
Mr. Jarvis Allison, Miss Minnie
Burgin, Miss Mary Ruby Davis, Miss
Anna D. Kirkpatrick, Waynesville.
Allen's Creek School.
Miss Ruth Noland, Waynesville;
Miss May Alice Smith, Duke.
Ratcliff Cove School.
Mr. R. C. Francis, Miss Mary Tuek-
Francis Cove School.
Miss Alma Duckett, Waynesville.
Miss Almarie Bramlett, Miss Eva
Mr. E. Robeson, Waynesville;
Mr. H. D. "rowning. Monroe; Mr. T.
M. Shackel' rd, Gordonville, Va.; Miss
Bessie Bov-f Waynesville; Miss Emma
Chaffin, Mocksville; Miss Monnie Mc
Donald, Lillington; Miss Cora Lee
Cheatham, Newberry. S. C; Mrs. J.
C. Patrick, Waynesville; Miss Louise
Edwards, Cedartown, Ga.; R. O.
Edgerton, Principal, Waynesville.
KITCHEN SHOWER FOR BRIDE.
Mrs. Rufus L. Allen and Mrs. Ben
Sleeper gave a very enjoyable party
a short time ago honoring Mrs Kelley
Fimore. a bride of mid-Anvnst. Tn
more.s friends wcre invited for vnel
D. A. R. MEETING
Mrs. Jere Davis will be hostess to
the Dorcas Bell Love Chapter at her
home on Walnut street, Wednesday,
Sept. 9, at 3:30 p. m. As this is the
first meeting of the season, a fuil
attendance is requested by the regent. j
FLORIDA GOVERNOR HERE.
don tomorro-v noon.
I. G. Stone, A Real
Slone Has Helped a Lot to Pro
duce Wavncsvihe Bo mi.
A man's business seems always to
pros pei in accordance with bis pride
in his coiiiniunit y and the belief in its
I utm e important e.
A Waynesville man of this .ypc is
Mi. 11. ti. Stone, who is continually
telling by word of mouth and through
the columns ol" this newspaper of the
advantages Ya nesville lias to offer.
He is the Real Ksta'e .Man.
This sort of publicity not only help;
the city of Waynesville. but it re
turns three-fold into the business of
the II. G. Stone Heal Estate and In
vestment Company. It helps cons'doi -ably
all firms advocating measures for
continued advancement; it helps to
draw new people here who will be of
assistance in developing and prosper
ing this wonderful country.
Mr. Stone not only sells real estate
am' is broker for many c:el',tah!e ill-1
vestments. He has been irst:unie:ual
in getting before the public the value
of Waynesville as a good place in j
which to live its wonderful natural
resources, its salubrious climate, its!
marvelous scenic grandeur, and its
God-fearing citizenry. He never lets
up on the value of good roads and
waxes enthusiastic over the magnifi
cent hard surfaced highways stretch
ing in every direction with Waynes
ville as the hub.
No man in Waynesville has accom
p'ished more in such a short time in
the real estate field than Mr. Stone.
He is largely responsible for the stu
pendous real estate boom which this
section is having. He has been in
strumental in bringing hundreds of
thousands of outside capital into this1
county and he has located as perma
nent residents some of the most influ
ential citzens. Mr. and Mrs. H. G.
Stone adopted Waynesville as their
future home only a few years ago; but
they have never lacked the perpetual
enthusiastic admiration for this glo
rious modern garden of Eden that
makes such citizens loved and re
spected by all who know them.
While the Waynesville boom has
just started, it can be safely predict
ed by this paper that within the next
few months the people of this whole
section will lie astounded at the tre
mendous influence that will be weildcd
by this "Live Wire" booster and real
estate man who has the courage of
Lis convictions and who is like Caesar:
"1 came, I saw, I conquered."
Miss Jean Smith was honorce at a
beautifully appointed birthday dinner
party given by Mr. Ken West at the
Green Tree Tea Room on Tuesday
evening. The table was lovely
its decorations of pink and white
shaded candles and a large birthday
cake, the gift of Mrs. J. R. Thomas.
Attractive place cards and favors,
suitable to the occasion wtre used.
The following were the invited guests
Misses Jean Smith, Sara Thomas,
Roudebusch, Dr. and Mrs. Crick
Shell, Messrs, Roy Campbell, Robert
Hardin and W. A. Coble.
SERVICES IN GRACE EPISCOPAL
The chief service on Sunday, Sep
tember 6th, will be the Holy Commun-
ion at eleven o'clock, which will be a
Choral Celebration. Mrs. F. 0. Dun-
hnm wi" sinK the offertory solo,
Hon- Chns- R- Thomas will conduct
the Bible class in the Parish House at
10 A- M. His subject will be: "The
Church in the Philippines."
At Evensong, 8 P. M., Miss Sue
Willard Lindsley will sing the offer
tory. Everybody is most cordially invited
to all our services.
REV. ALBERT NEW,
F. E. McGOVERN
Francis E. McCovern, former gov
ernor of Wisconsin, has announcec
his candidacy for the seat in the sen
ate left vacant by the death of Robsf
MRS. EVERETT DIES SUDDENLY.
Friends in town learn with regrets
of the sudden death of Mrs. Alice
Everett which occurred Tuesday even
ing. Mrs. Everett was stricken with
appoplexy and died within a very short
The body was sent to her home
j in Wilmington where the funeral sej
vices will be held. Mrs. Everett has
been coming to Waynesville for a
r.umber of years and has mary friend?
Col. Minthoine Woo .- has .startt.l cay jn jne wjlh the reI)orls of the
w .. k on a hardsome brick d ime n( I)epartmcnt of Labor which In Septem
(Yr.tn.1 avenje. Whc i .-ompU trd it m3 sUted that the avcrRgc fost
,v:i be for Bale or ren; I f t,lectrk.ty throughout the United
HIGH CLASS EXCURSION TO
The Southern Railway Company are(Cost of electricity 8.0 lower than be
announcing a high class, excursion to fore the war.
Cincinnati which will leave Ashe- It is rioted that electricity is the
ville 9 a. m Sept. 17. These tickets only item contained in the Bureau of
will have fifteen days limit not in-' Labor statistics on the cost of living
eluding date of sale. showing a decrease, other items in
Round trip fare from Waynesville the family budget showing increases
will only he $12.25. Many Waynes- of from 1 5 to 83 per cent for the same
ville people plan to take this excur
sion. DEATH OF MR. WITHERS.
Mr. William A. Withers, aged sev-(Titv-four,
died this morning at the
home of his son, Wm. Withers, in
j Hazelwood. Mr. Withers has been iri
j failing health since April and his
i death was no' wholly unexpected. Ik
survived by tnree sons, r-rnest. li.,
wood, and Fred
funeral sev ices
a! 10 o'clock fn
William, of llazel
, of tlastonia. The'
will be held Friday
on the home of h's
snu, Will Withers, with whom he ha
lived for some time.
I A pi-elly and informal wedding took
place at four o'clock Tuesday after
noon, September the first, at the home
ot Mrs. .1. S. Jones on Pigeon street
where Mrs. Eugene F. Dresser, sister
of Mrs. Jones, became the bride of
Dr. Horace P. Parkei of Asheville.
Rev. W. E. Lanier, pastor of the
First Seventhday Adventist church of
Charlotte, who is a brother-in-law of ft
the bride, officiated. Onlv the imme
(bate family and a few friends were
The living and dining rooms were
tastetully decorated with the sea-,t,
Following the ceremony dainty re
freshments were served.
Wednesday morning Dr. and Mrs.
1 arker left for Washington, D. C.
Ihey expect to return to Asheville
in about two weeks, where they will
make their home. I
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Rev. W. Lanier, pastor of the First
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Seventhday Adventist church in
Charlotte, and Mrs. Lanier are spend
rg a few days with Mrs. Lamer
Mrs. J. S. Jones, on Pigeon
NEW STREET WASHER.
Waynesville has a new street wash
er. It holds 1,200 gallons of water and
can be used in an emergency to fight
fire. Cost, it said, was around $8,000.
All kinds of sewing and dress
making done. Call 210-1. ltpd
Facts On Electric
I I.ECTRIC POWER A VITAL NE
CESSITY. I "iisiderin,! (be trcii.ee : us loss that
has been caused by lack of efficient
electrical power in Waynesville fori
such a long time the following- article
will be of interest to many of our
citizens who are wondering how much
longer this section will have to suiter
before something is don 1 to relieve the
situat ion :
The electric light and power indus
try last year contributed materially
toward conservation of the nation's
coal supply. Figuers just received
by the North and South Carolina Pub
lic Utility Information Bureau show
that during ll'L' I approximately
(Hill, noil tori- of io.il were used in the
maniifact ui e of i lr, I l icit y as again-M
:;.s,llii(l,(l(Ui t.nis ii-ed in the year piv-
.oils. Thi-. sav ing wa effected in
spile of the fad thai 1 .'.'011.000 inor '
customers were served last, year Hum
in l!2.'i and the output of power was
o per cent greater.
It is hown that the saving in coal
was not due to increased use of hydro
electric plants, but to increased effi
ciency, inter-connections (if systems
and a more economical fuel utilization.
The present investment in the elec
tric light and power industry is $(,
000,000,000 and during IOL'1 $1,200.-
was raised for the necessary
Gross receipts for the pi..-', vrai
show $1,350,000,000 or only per
cent increase over l!2.t. The com-
parison of an increase oof 6 per cent
in power output with only 5.3 per cent
im-rense in trmss revenue is nracti-
States was 5.1 per cent lower than
before the World War. In Septem
ber. 1924 the department reported the
report ot .September, 1izA.
Figures issued by the United States
Census Bureau show that there are in
the United States 0,355 electric light
and power companies of which 3,771
are privately owned and 2.5K1 are
municipal plant. It is pointed out in
,(,,, ,.,,,,,.( t(,.,t the private companies
however, furnish 95 per cent of the
,,),,,., ,,,,,. M ,M, ,-,)Untry.
private con.up :o.s : owe more
t, ir,,7r,o com niun i! ics w hile the
small municipal plants solve fewer
than 3,000. There appears to be a
marked tendency on the par! of mu-
i.icio.ilit ies t liroiighou' tiie country to
sell or abandon their plants and huv
service from private companies.
Records show that during the last
few years more than Slid towns and
cities have abandoned their electric
light and power plants. " '
Waynesville should give the proper
inducement to bring a real power line
into our territory.
MHS SWIVTGIVF HICI'CE.
l is, Saturday after-. -. i Mrs. John
cif Jr. gave a lovei bridge pally
th home of hei paren'.s, Mr. aad
s. Felix K. Alley. The veran 'ah
vlio the table: wore iibwe.l
decorated with marigolds and Queen
Ain-s lace arrangfd in iars of dul,
blue pottery. At the close nftheaf-
; , 0M -vhon "-.
were cojr.ted it
was found that Miss Doro'.l.y Tl.oma.i
" the winner. She ree -vt choker
Minis and Mrs. Georg. Ward, who
1 eld next highest score, received a
hand painted powder i.ir. Th ennsn-
l-.tion, a bottle of C ,ytV perfume,
wnt to Miss Elizabeth Ouinlan. The
favors for the occasion vei ? tiny yel-
,n v parrots perched on the ten glpsses.
l-i0kvi . i i i
r.laborate salad and ice courses were
,,rvP(. Thnsp n,vi , . ...'
- 1 ;,li!!ab(,tn McUan ,Jnnct nn(J EIjza
s((h Quin,an Isnbp,
Welch, Elizabeth Beck of Memphis,
Dorothy Thomas, Janie Reeves. Mar
garet Francis, Frances Denton, Isa
helle Davis, Eleanor Bushncll, Nannie
r.nt Lucy Tate, Thomascne Howell,
V'.'M-cr of Asheville, Mary Rubv
Davis, Mesdames Milliard Atkins,
Faucette Swift, George Ward, R. 0.
" 'on. Haves Alley, Curtis Logan.
Jr., Rogers Boone, Tom Lee, Jr., and
Dixon of Tennessee.
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