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WAYNESVILLE, HAYWOOD CXUNY, NOEW CAROLINA THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 192J
$2.00 a Year in Adruec $2.50 if not m Pail
Professor Wm. C. Allen, Superir.
tendent of the county schools, . aent
out this week the following letter
to all the teachers of Haywood coun
ty. Aa will be seen he, outlines briefly,
tome of the ends to be acbjeyed to
the administration of the schools fjt,
the current year, in the letter is
sounded the clarion note of progress
and the call to the teachers to lend
best efforts - in lifting the county
schools to a higher range of excel
lence and professional efficiency then
has hitherto been attained.
The letter follows:
To the Teachers of Haywood County:
Since it has fallen to me to lead
in shaping the educational policy cf
Haywood county for the next . two
years, I wish at this time to enlist
the assistance of all teachers as we'l
as committeemen and friends of ed
ucation in every school district in
the county in realizing this year sotve
of the purposes that are in mind to be
achieved during the current term. No
one can possibly realize the . need of
this co-operation more than I.
Allow in t to repeat what I have
already had occasion to say, that I am
in favor ol a larger program of edu
cational activity in this county, a
program t at will increase the erll
ciency of 1 11 the schools by length
ening the term and paying better
salaries fo : better prepared teachers,
building belter school houses and put
ting in them better equipment.
In order to carry out a program
of this kipd, there are several dis
tinct ends, or1 objects, to be achieved.
Longer School Term.
We must reach this year, or cer
tainly not later than next year, an
average school term of seven months.
At present, there is a special tax for
schools in twenty-seven of the fifty
one districts jn the county, in some
of them, however, the levy is small
and does not meet the needs of a
lengthened term. If all of the spe
cial tax districts could increase the
levy so aa to lengthen the term to
eight months, the average for the
County will be seven months. Teach
ers and committeemen, therefore,
should have this goal in mind and
ork to this end. The purpose of ol
special tax lot acnoois is to lengwen
the school year: and to otherwise in
crease the efficiency of the schools.
According to "State School Facts''
under date of August 15, 1925, Hay-
Wood county made n average Of 12V
days for the year 1923-24. It is
hoped that this year the average will
He at least 140 days. ' ' ,
j Better Houses.
i Haywood county has a few up-to-date
school building, but most of the
districts are in need of better schooi
housing. With the people leading,
we ought to have within the neit
two years a well defined building
program worked out. The people,
however, must lead' in this matter,
Let us, however, make our slogan
for the year "Better houses for better
schools." The day has passed for the
one teacher school. except in rare and
unusual conditions. The permanent
type 'of school buildings, brick, stone
or concrete, will be the prevailing one
ill the future. When . a new school
bjiilding is planned for a district,
(jfere should be diligently exercised (b
the end that a building sufficient
large ; be erected to take care of the
needs for at least etn years to coma
we build with such, a plan and
a vision, it will net be knur ba
re Haywood county f will Jupewii
iota supplied at good ana suiwtan-
school buildings. -. -
. More High Schools. ' . I
r Haywood county-haa four itandaN
?rhooto, i Clyde andBftheL with -k
sHgh achool department and an ele-
v jpenlary etapartmentv-- The Count
i aheold have at ieast-ioof other union
4Jtools . of the - type of -Clyde and
y ' - SetiMl loeated atcmyenient poiPta
, Bs xouowa: ener tor j ines tireen ana
t ' .White . Oak townahi, no6iAfor
'' ' - ,rabtoee and Iron Dufr anbther for
vjU.-t,,,, ndiC4ialodiea,v aad'tbe
''ii'.c fourth for at least three districts in
' Bcaverdam and Austin' Chapel; The
- Zpr County Schools
people are moving toward these ol
joetives and I confidently look for
ward to seeing a realization of them
within a very few jears. The need
students in the county is about eight
hundred. According to the standard
set by the State Department of Edu
cation we should have in high school
twenty-five per cent of the total en
rollment, or about two thousand. Our
present enrollment of high school
students is about ten per cent of ths
total enrollment. It is, therefore
readily Been that if in the next few
years we shall reach our expected
enrollment in the high school de
partment, our housing and equipment
lor high school work in this county
will be totally inadequate unless w.?
begin in time to work out the prob
lem now gently before us, but will
be acutely so in a few years.
Every school should have a library
of well selected and. better adapted
books, suitable . to the needs of the
children for whom the library is de
signed. Books cannot be well taken,
care of without a good book-case
substantially dustproof in which
keep Ahem. Unusual care must be
exercised1 in preserving from, the de
structive hand of careless users the
books that are provided. Recommen
dation is made, therefore, that prin
cipals and teachers be unusually alert
in keeping in good order-books that
are now in the schools and in select
ing others to be added. We must set
the aim for every school of more than
two teachers to have a library of at
least two hundred-volumes during the
next two yearajv ijfy suggestion is to
begin now ' to ManV'for a library, if
there , is not already one , in yout
school, or if thre is to add to it.
A well directed system of athletics.
or at least a .carefully .planned pro
gram of play-time activities, is the
life of a school. Directed play as
well as directed work characterizes a
well directed school. An ideal sys
tem, therefore, supposes some direc
tion be given to the student activi
ties outside the school room, arid that
too to every membeiifJtha student
body. Too often are staged gamps,
or events in which thefeiV' . perform
and the many are , mere spectators.
The matched garnet the event that
excites the applause of the 'galleries
is merely the result, or culmination,
of previous training and well direct
ed effort albng athletic lines in
which the major paart of the school
has already staged their act But
the game, scientifically played, can
not be expected in all schools, al
though a capable teacher can be a
tower of usefulness on tie play
ground in the direction of such sports
as the size and status of tli.i s-ho-l
will demand. Recesses are given
for relaxation from work aand the
boosting of the impulse to play.
One of these activities is ;'ust as
important to the 'educational devel
opment of. theaahlld. as the other.
No pupil should, -therefore, be de
prived of .bo jchance to ?Uv at the
period designated -for auch unless
under extra and ultra ordinary con
ditions. It U hoped that all teachers
will avail themselves of,-th 4, unques
tlmpcl. fjmlfiiA . play, ..ia
to their schclspjB,thia . year,
endeavor to build Dp' the play ground
activities along, directed linea, and, in
that way, secure greater .'effort in the
clasa room work, , . , ( , , . , .
i.,, Profeeaioaal . Growth.
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the.profession of .teachlinjr large
Increment vof jtraiiied , toacbets.v. The.
oay.haa paasedJn, .North, Carolina I
when elmost 'anybody A. can teach
F.-Jm? ll- J118 dX-t.WM-
sionaiism. as nne - passes, tne oc-j
mand fortraineL.teacharB will be-1
bV school Committee, board of- edc'
cation,, or 'superintendent can- sffonj
ee ignoce ii.ivjreppi pre- caning lori
for. , these, schools can 'be seen - at
giance when t Wowi'. hat
present capacity '.' fijA himh
and lor tae immediate luture, tbeylM iki vrr. j. l :".; w, ,V"w i Mr, and
(CoaUSeed ea lssnage: ln-.yrne, fte, . ' ride i W
Amounts T& $600,000.00. Two -Thirds Paid For
of $75,d00.0fc Issued Will
The Woman's Axiliary of the
Presbyterian church will act as" hos
tess to the Appalachian Synodical
Sept, 28th and 30th and Oct 1st
All ineeting win, be held in; the
Presbyterian' church and are open
to the public. , ' Besides the business
sessions, jtnere will be several,' oc
casions' which 'will be' interesting to
all who like to be informed. There
fore, invitations have been sent t
the ladies of the Episcopal, Metho
dist and Baptist churches here ani
any others will be given a most cor.
Twenty-five delegates are expected
to 6tay during the entire session in
addition to others who intend to come
for Wednesday . only. The program
will be as follows: Tuesday even
inf, address by Dr. Robert Yoet of
Bristol, Tenn.; Wednesday morning
talk by Mrs. Mary Martin Sloop, on
her interdenominational work at
Crossmore School; Wednesday after
noon, Rev. R. P. Smith, lecture on
Mountain Orphanage work; Wednea
day evening, Mrs. S. C. Farrier win
speak on her experiences as mis
sionary to China. The Bible leader
for the entire session will be Mrs. H.
O. Alien of Abingdon, Va., whose
helpful dcvotionals are well known.
On Wednesday and Thursday
lunches will be served to the visitors
at the church and on Wednesday
afternoon there will be a drive to
Mrs. C. E. Quinlan, president of
the local Auxiliary, has appointed
the following chairmen, of the com
mittees: Registration, Mrs. S. Jftrl
Ls B. Palmer; Cuncheon, Mr. Leon
Killan; Communion, Mrs. H. C.
Lindsley; Literature, Mr I.. M.
Inches -n ; Mus'r. Vi" Frederikn
Ctunlan: Pages, M.Bi. Ida .'(-. n
Brown; Automobiles, Mrs. Joe Graves;
Hospitality, Mrs..W.. F. Swift The
meetings will be held at 0:30 a. m.
and 7:30 p. m. throughout the scs
Mr. Brown Caldwell has made ex
tensive 'improvements, ooth intermr
and exterior on a cottage recently
purchased by him, which .j 1 seated on
. These improvements will total
about $1,000, and will go fa- toward
improving, not only- the street, but
the whole locality.
DISTRICT MEETING D. A. R.
The district meeting of the D. A
R. will be held at Hickory. Oct 7
apd will convene at the Country
Club. Any one expecting to attend
please report to Mrs. Camp, so she
can notify hostess chap-"..
Mr. and Mrs. Alden Howell, Jr
announce the birth of a son at the
Biltraore hospital, Sept. 18. Mrs. How
ell is remembered as Miss Bess Ray
Mr. and Mrs. Clyde H. Ray an
nbunce the engagement and approach
ing marriage of their daughter, Anne
Louise, to Mr, George Winfield
Semmes of New York and Jackson
Miss Ray la the beautiful and at
tiacthre daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
C. H. Ray end is very popular among
the social set, .-She has a host cf
friends throughout the state who wiil
be interested in her approaching mai
i (age whicK wJ- occur in early au
semmes u who n nr. an
Mrs. JM. Semmes of Memphis, Tern.
GUESTR OAK PARK.
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tWw end Xfsrt; 3. Loorlholts, Port
My ers,Tla. Mr. end Mrs. L. E. Smith,
Deytona, jHm.y Mr. and Mrs. a. A.
rauL t-w SmyrukMiw. R. Smith
'fd drugWer.of Uisnil; Mc, and Mr.
CJ;nrt.t lrmaster an I John f
fc, rieAFla. JVeV yti'th,
i Tsa; nar. jyae uraeui-ir, juisj
THOMAS QUEEN AND BAXTEU
HAMLIN OP CANTON ARE
H V KILLED.
Two persona were killed and two
seriously 'injured near Sunburst, in
Haywood county this morning, when
they were caught beneath a log taad
r which' fell from a flat car un wnich
il ty were riding. The dead
Thomas Queen, age abuut 50,
prominent business man of Can'on.
Baxter Hamlin, 36, of Canton.
John Simerly, age about' :!C.
K. B. Justice, 2a.
The accident occurred on fie rai'
rcad of the Suncrest Lum'uer Compa
ny, "at a point about, five miU above
The men were riding the flat car'
which carried the log loader, a heavy
crane-like device used in liftintr btrs
from the ground to to flat cars. They
were en route to a timber boundary ,
owned by Mr. Queen, which was be-
t The accident occurred about '. j
O'clock. Passing over a rough por -
Jion of track, the flat car was sud-: a sorrel topped youngster, was too
denly elevated on one side, causing much for the lighter and less expe
the loader to break away. The men fenced new Maroon machine which
Were thrown to the ground, the i Coach Pierce Matthews trotted on
heavy crane falling upon them. the field for the first time.
Queen and Hamlin were dead whcn Fumbles cost Asheville High the
their bodies were extracted. Sim-'game. Every time an offense was
erly and Justice, badly hurt, were
placed in automobiles and brought to
the Mission hospital, in this city
where they were placed on the op -
erating table for an examination and
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children. Hamlin' is a brother
Louis Hamlin, of t Brevard, formerly
republican candidate for congress
from the Tenth district.
Coach Henry Brownipg's footbill
squad will clash with Marion High
School at 3:00 on the Waynesville
i Waynesville defeated Asheville
High 18-0 in the first game of '.he
season on Asheville's court last Sat
urday. The line up will probably be:
MEMORIAL GIFT TO
The memory of little "Buck" Ry
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Ha iiv wus xamiimiiy uuueu, win uv
i. j -. r. ti. v.
perpetuate in Grace Episcopal church
by a memorial gift of a handsorce
brass "Ewer" for use at the Baptis
nal ont. . A very pathetic feature of
tiie memorial is that the little fellow's
money, accumulated' in his Saving;
Bank, has. purchased the Ewer. Most
appropriately it will be used at the
baptism of all the little lambs ' of
whom Jesus Himself said: "Suffer
the little children to come unto ine,
and forbid them not."
Clyde Sydenham Ray. was born on
October 25th, 1915; and his baptism
on June 4th, 1916 was the first con
ducted by Mr. New as Rector of this
Parish. His tragic death by drowr;-
ng in Lake Junaluska was on July
20th, and he was buried in Green Hill
cemetery on July 22nd, 1923. ' '
All friends of Mrs. Sydie Ray are
ttmrnA tn It nMtumf at tVa mwIm am1
Sunday, September 27th, at eleven,
'cloclt. ' '-'
r The! Holy Commnntoti will be; ad-
ministerd at en earlier hour, 9 A. M.;
end the Sunday school wili meet at to
A. M. Evensong wiU be aif 8 P.' Mx
t REV. ALBERT NEW.
) i Mis Mayme Liner was mairled to
ljam Xeauigrwood WedHesda.
1 Mrs I atuerwooi swm re
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Finish All Streets.
Paving Program Announced
in Legal Notice in Another Column.
WAYNESVILLE HIGH WINS FIRST
CLASH FROM ASHEVILLE HIGH
Scoring three touchdowns in etch
if the last three periods, gives Hay
wood team season's opener.
Scoring touchdowns in each of the
last three periods by an affense which
Asheville High Could not stop gave
Coach'Frank Browning's Waynes!:e
High School eleven the first victory of
the season here by defeating the Ma
100ns 18 to 0, yesterday afternoon on
! McCormkk Field before a shirr-
fleeVed and coatless crowd of eariy
Un(er a hot sun ,he two tenms
foUBht hard with much funlbling nnd
substituting whit.h cauged botn tealS
to preaent only a mediocre cla39 of
football. Waynesville's offense, much
stronger than expected, centered
1 around the brilliant work of Rotta.
. launched after one or two downs ,
costly fumble would after an oppor I
'.unity for the Haywood county ieum
which they eagerly accepted taking
the ball usually on steady marches
iaown tnene.aior toucnuowns.sey-
crai umes aUring me game, especially.
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the rush of the visitors, but they
aoon weakened and Waynesv.lle hag purchased geven hundred TO
forged down the line to a touchdown Joneg, Knob tw ,8 ,ocated Qn
as the quarter ended. j one of our ni?ne8t mountains alK)ut
In the opening quarter, Waynesville fi 400 teet altitude on the county lines
forced the ball into high school's tei-J of jacitSon and Haywood. About
litory during the last few minute cignt or ten mies from Sylva and five
ind a snappy end run by Davis P'it!or seVen from WaynfsvilK'. .
the ball on the Maroon's 18-yard line. Mr Hoo(J contcmpiatcj y,avintf a
Three line bucks whjch the Maroo-.s ; prjvatc estatc ror hul.tm?, otc. He
were unable to withstand put the ball , expects to stock deer and all domes
on the 3-yard line, but the quarter, Uc game and wiu nae KOoJ fianin(
ended. Taking advantage of the brief in the mountaln streams,
respite, the Haywooders charge.', , he iandscape archiiCrc and golf
across the Maroon goal line on the' pert together with a group of
first play as the second quarter start- r;ouda J la, tea(, (i.n(;nnlos air
ed. Noland making the play. I expected in Waynesvl the latter
With only about five minutes left in part of this week to seriously unde:
the third quarter Waynesville started take the stupendous Raccoon Park
a series of bucks and end runs with, and residential development. Thi
j Campbell and Rotha continually ( will probably be the greatest devol
j gaining ground despite several bril-(0pment in Waynesville of any in .-ill
jliant tackles by Estes and Gordon this section.
: with the secondary defense aidi.ig A group of local citizens are plan
materially. Down the field for more ning a new commercial hotel at a
than 40 yards Waynesville carried cost of approximately $100,000.
.the ball to within scoring distant.
with Campbell carrying it over thoir SUYETA PARK HOTEL AT IS
GRACE second touchdown. Prevost made the BOUGHT BY ATTORNEY G.
first placement kick and was unable to GEORGE WARD.
got the oval through the bars fo the
beded point. ,
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This same situation occurreJ in the
flna, when Waynesvi!(,3 ob.
tamed the ball on their own 2o-yard , , -,. v u j .
, ' of Waynesville, has purchased the
line by intercepting a forward pasi c . D , . . , . .
, ' , ., . , i Suyeta Park hotel, on Gilmer street,
as ,he Maroo opened uj their plny.!lor a consideration of $92i400i it
and then carried the ball with steaittht announced here Wedne8day.
football down the field with Noland: Mn Ward chaged the hote M
time for his team's thiid t-iuchdovn.
Lineup and summary:
Noland S CampbeL Pom's from try
aitlouchdown Prevost M; aubtttu
ti.ns: TAshevilleVhigbCU'ennapt tor
WhltSS Glenn for Ford? troKerfs or
FarrelL Lyman fro Felm-t Nelsmith
forJohnsoh, McKemie f Tennant
Jmrt4 ibl Roberts," Waynesvijler
Jones 1 for Davis, Davis for Jorjcs,
Crockett for Blackwell. Referee
KotnfeH, Davidson; umpire Arbogist,
7 and L; head linesman"1Sence,''jl.
m:cu; time of periods 15 mH't.
ADDITIONAL PAVING FOR WAY
NESVILLE TO AMOUNT OF
Work has started for additional
paving in Waynesville. A $75,000
liond issue having recently been sold.
The additional paving will cover a!,
the remaining thoroughfares through
out the town. Considering the site
and population of Waynesville this
will make this city the best paved
of any in Western North Carolina
excepting Asheville. Approximately
$GOO,000 worth of street paving hav
ing been accomplished during the
past few years. Two-thirds of this
amount has already been paid for.
In addition to the street paving,
sewer laying, additional water main
and the tremendous building aelrr
ity now going on and contemplateJ
in Waynesville, the city government
is making plans to purchase outright
the balance of the Allen's Creek wa
ter fhed above Rocky Branch The
Waynesville water supply is pract
ically inexhaustible. We supply Lake
Junaluska, Hazelwood and surround
ing towns and with the addi ionsl
ten thousand acreage which will be
purchased at once, this town will have
about a three year's storage supply,
probably of two billion gallon capa:-
i . . r an.1 ...i V. n entail A (1 m atnmmk
. watcr hard to estimate in capncitT.
estatc is unusually active in
... SoTn of the outsUnd-
ing transactions being around two or
three hundred thousand dollars.
Mr .T W WnaA nt Knnfnr,) Fin
Building and Grounds Sell for $92,-
400 Bought for Investment
contains 64 rooms from Mrs. Robert
D. Gilmer, of Waynesville. The
grounds, also includeed in the deal,
contain about eight acres. The res
idence of the late General R. D. Gil
mer, containing 18 rooms, was also
The property was purchased by Mr.
Ward fnr invpativiont. Wa nlnnAA
improve it. The building is three
stories high and is of frame construc
tion. It was built about 12 years
ago. . '
METHODIST CHURCH TO BE DED
ICATED. , i
Bishop 'Collins Denny of Richmond,
Va4 rili iedicatei the First Methe
dlst tlBTch, Sooth, next Sunday ,
isoridng at 11 o'clock. The public Ss
Cordially invited to le present at
this ''service;'':-.' '
! , '' i r.MAm IM. Pastor.;
'. CAMPING TRIP.
i Soveral Waynesville 'people nBy-" -ed
a .dftlightful'tamplng trip to East' 5
Fork last imk.
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