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THURSDAY, JULY 27, 1933
WAYNESVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA
Plans Underway to
Get Life Sentence
For Homer Brown
Slayer Of Wife Sentenced To
Die In Electric Chair
Attorneys for Homer Brown, who
was sentenced to die in the .-electric
chair August IS for the murder of his
wife in the Fines Cieek sett on ol
the county, are working on papers to
piescnt to Goernor J. C. B. Ehnng
haus to commute his sentence to me
V T Hannah, -one of Brown -attorneys
who was appointed by the
court, told The Mountaineer Wednes
day morning that all of the jurors on
the case had signed the paper agreeing
to life imprisonment, and that a pe
tition was now in circulation in the
county ana approximately 400 names
had been signed to it.
Charles C. Smathers and R. Hoyle
Smathers of Canton assisted Mr.
u,.m.oli in tho cilso.
S-igsbee Parton. was sentenced to
serve 15 to 20 years at nam .
4-v, ctato nvisnn at Raleigh. Parton
was convicted of second degree mur
der for lihe killing; of Ulenn ivingsmoie
ht-,.uII Tnnl-ins. rnnvicted of sec
ond degree murder of Deputy Sheiilt
James Chambers, was seiuma-u :
serve from 18 to 24 years at hard
labor at the state prison.
Carl Howell convicted ' of man
..i.,nn.Wnv in the death of Lee Setzev
was sentenced to serve three years in
Qh,MfT .1 A Cowo. Deputy Ken
,.th T nwn and Denutv Will .Carver
'tarried Brown, Jenkins and Parton to
the state prison in Raleigh Saturday
tv, -.itiu in tVif court room was
without parallel in the history of this
county when Judge Felix Alley pro
nounced judgment, upon the four men
rW'Vrxi 'npn found cuiltv of crimes
during the two weeks of Superior
Tho nmrrt room was crowded to ca
p'acity when the sentences were passed-
Such a scene had never been en
acted in Haywood county before, and
a deep . solemnity was apparent
throughout the proceedings that re
quired about two hours.
Judge' Alley was visibly affected
when he came to pass sentence upon
W the first degree
murder of his wife of live months.
The slaying occurred on June 10, lRst.
Judge Allev said his. was a duty
placed upon him of unspeakable horror
to pass sentence of death upon a young
During the whole of Judge Alley's
preliminary remarks, the condemned
man sat stolidly in a chair, except for
the moment when he was asked to
stand and hold up his right hand, and
when he was asked from the bench it
he had anything to say why sentence
of death should not lie passed upon
him. He shook his head amidst the
almost breathless still of. the room.
Judge Alley entreated the prisoner
to turn from his wicked thoughts
and ways and seek pardon from a
higher tribunal- As tne junge
this, his eyes were moist, ,
Horse Show To
Be Held Friday
All-Day 'Festival To Be Staged
At Belle Meade Play
ground An all-day program, featuring ja
horse show, golf and tennis exhibi
tions, archery contents a dance and
cabiret will be staged near Gaines
ville Friday by Miss. -Virginia. Welch,
instructor in ttnnis. riding, swim
ming at the Belle Meade playgrounds,
near Hazelwood, and manager of the
Smokywayne Riding club .
The day's -activities . will begim at
9:30 o'clock Friday morning with a
enni and inter-camp swimming meet.
r- T.rtn hi ho A at 3 o clock
me iiuiscrni"' "... .
in the atternoon. ,-t.mij - .
$2 each, and each woman entering a
v, will ha o-iven a handsome riding I
crop and each man, a tie clasp. The
horse show will be open to to hunters
and horses in gaited classes. . .. A new
-sand-clay ring will be ready by tn
day, IMi-s WTelch said, 'and at least tU
hores are expected to be entered.
There will be an inter-camp achery
contest at 4 o'clock in the afternoon,
and at 5 o'clock an exhibition golf
match will be staged. At 9:30 o'clock
in the evening, a dance will be held
at the Wavnesville Golf and Country
club, with 'Nick Laney and his Buke
University ochestra playing. A cab
aret will be presented at the country
club at 10:30 o'clock, the pupils of the
Moffat school of the danc staging
the floor show.
Mis5 Virginia Stevens, of Houston,
Tex.. is one of the out-of-state en
tries in the horse show- A number
of Asheville horsemen and horsewom
en are expected to enter their mounts.
Girl Is In Serious
Young Girl Is Barely Alive Suf
fering From Fractured
Miss Mildred Waits, l,Vyear.M
,i,i,tr ,,r Mr iiitl Mrs. Lasconi
Watts of South Hominy. was up-'ii"'
it nnmi Yidnesdav to be barely alive
nt tho Havwood County Hospital
where 'she is suffering from ;i fra '-
lured skull which she receive-.! Sun
day night on highway No. It) atom
i miles east of Canton.
I H Holder was said to have been
the 'drive,, of the car which - : u -k
Mis Watts as she was- waning on
A,.,..i..,i;ti..- to SherilV J; A. l.owe
who has made an investigation, the
injured girl was walking on the
wrong side of the road anil was struck
in the back by the passing car. Mr.
Holder's six-war-old son sustained a
fractured jaw bone and other paint ui
injuries when he fell from the car
to the pavement.
Mr. Holde,. said that he iie.ueveu
his son had opened the door anil fell
nut. and that' it was the door which
struck Miss Wat .-.
Sheriff Lowe stated he. was not able
hi learn verv much about the circum
stances, and that no arrests, h id been
made Wednesday noon.
Farm Loans To Be
Given In Count
Jarvis II. Allison, Appraiser, To
3Ieet Farmers Twice
: Jarvis II. Allison, appraiser and.
secretary of the Waynesvilie I district
of the National Farm .Loan Associa
tion, announced that he would he
at the .Chamber -of Commerce in Can
ton each Thursday and at the court
house in Waynesvilie each Saturday
to explain the d.ilieretit features
whereby farmers may obtain loans
from the Federal Land Hank,
During the hist session of Congress
an act was passed known as the emer.
gency act which set aside two hun
dred million dollars to be loaned to
farmers of the n'ation. These loans
will bear foil,, and one-half pei cent
interest, and the principle is payable
on installment after .5 years if the
borrower so elects.
Mr. Allison makes an appraisal of
the farm for the association and .sub
mits it to the bank. Then an ap
praiser from the bank in Columbia
is sent here to make an apprasial, -and
if both appraisals are satisfactory, a
50 per cent loan is made, based on
the value of the farm between 1U05
Under the emergency act an addi
tional 25 per cent loan may be secured
if the security . warrants', -such a loan
up to $5,000.00. .'..'
There arc 12 banks in the country
serving the different section. This
is part of the third district with the
bank located at Columbia. The dis
trict is composed of North Carolina,
South Carolina, Georgia and Florida.
The territory served by. Mr. Allison
comprises Haywood and Jackson coun
ties. Massie's Sale To
Begin On Friday
The annual mid-summer clearance
sale at Massie's Department Store
will begin Friday morning and con
tinue until August 12th, 'according to
an advertisement in this paper this
Mr. Massie has stressed the fact
that with the advance of merchan
dise prices he does not expect to
be able to offer such price, again.
Auction Sale To
Young's Jewelry Store will begin
their auction sales Saturday night of
this week, according to their adver-
ticpmont in fnrlflv'c nnrwir
The merchandise will be-offered at
auction land sold to the highest
diamonds, watches, silverware and art
and souviners will be given away free.
Jim Southerland In Jail Here
Fur Killing His Brother
Jim stout her land. 40. shot and kill
ed his brother, William Southerland,
4S. about o'clock ednesday morn
ing at the termer's home on cruDtree-,
after tho two had engaged in a dis
pute over family matters.
The deceased was shot in the left
side with a shot gun. About d0 shot
entered the body and he died in about
hve minutes within 100 yards of where
h wn-a shot
Jim Sowtherland surrendered to
Carl Sutton who brought him to
fthonll J. A. Lowe-
Sherill Lowe Coroner Dr. West
mmciaml left immediately for the
scene to make an investigation.
Southerland told Sheriff Lowe he shot
his brother. There were three eye
witues.-e, to the fatal shooting-
the iucoa.-ed is survived by his
w.ie and tour children.
l'lineral services were to have, been
In ,il VYediii.-dav afternoon at Crab-
Staged At High
School Last Night
Miss Adera Holtclaw won the
title ol "Miss i'YlH'sville" lust
niulit at the lieauiv ragcani. .Si:.
reprt.st'iited Hie I'ledmonl Hotel
t W t -1 1 n r s 1 1 a y Afternoon)
i'lavili' Pi'i ire ant ,-iionsured oy
in. , nu-i-i i.-.i :i Legion of this city.
Wiiifti in'ilur t- the state-wide
ni'.vtiv.i'iit Ih r'ou jrhout the state, in
wiiii-h tin- winner will l;e given the
lit U ..1 "Mi-- Wayni'svilli'," a loving
i- ;;i ami a '.trip to WrightsVille Heaeh
i ) compete' tor the' slate title of
".Mi-;s Noita Carolina," will be held
Wednesday -'night, (last night) at the
(In: of town judge- are: selieduled
to pick the best looking from the 50
local girls who have been entered into
tin, -linw and renresentintr the local
limitless lii'ins and professional busi
ness men of the city.
The list , of entries and who they
represent, according to the program,
is as follows: :
Standard Service Station-Mrs. Rich
Massie Dept. StoreMrs. IUlph Pre-
Denton' Hardware Store Mai'v Mock
Jellcrsnn htainlanl Ins. CO. KUM
Smith's Drug Store Margaret Ray.
M n s Hi 1 1, M in tiu .vjinur
: Leilbetter. ,
. Ik-I's (i u-an-i Ford Dealer Tilli
Vi'.iyne-ville ' Mountaineer Eleanor
Hm '.''in' Iii other. -Maude Terrell.
Hot. : (ioi'iion -Martha -Noal.
Wa) ;:ii-vi'p Laundry Jewel Hipp
Kaf;!f " and '10c Store Louise Moody.
Hi.i i- In- ( o - Mi - Li vkr
; Turg'in. '''.:"
M'a!!-i.i- !': lee trie (.'o C'arolyn Hyatt.
McK.'V-' I 'barmaid Mary Alice Ilia
lock. Swil :'s D.tirv Mrs. 'loin Lee, Jr.
HayV.-H,d I'riiU Shi.p Mrs. Hugh
.Viassie. - -Fri-v.usoJi.
(iroeery Co. Roselyn Ray.
Ale., .nder's Drug Store- Florence
C. E. Ray's Sons Virginia f'ampbell.
.loe Morinino M rs. A. II Wither--.
M.i i I uiiiiIuk Co M ly L nma
V a ( ( afe Cl.id-.s Ditu-
Sl'tid-r-f-ru-rett Furniture Co. Ellen
LeFaine Hotel Louise Stringfield
V.avne'VHio Ice l o. hdna tiarreu
.v V Store Virginia elch.
Hiiini'iin,! (JnrnfP C nrmen l'lott.
American Fruit Stand Margaret
Snmt.Ti-v Hnrber Shnn 11a Green
Royal Ice Cream farlor i'.lizatxitn
Pmmio f learners Josenhine l'lott,
Havnesviiie i'h-arraacy Josepnine
f:entral Service Station Mrs. Hugh
Ruth Ray's Beauty Shop Edna Mc-
- k a v
Waynes:vil!e Boob Store Mrs. R. H
McCracken Clothing Co. Wilda
I rawffin .
Hotel Waynes,ville Josephine Davis
Hotel f lertmont Adora Hoitzciaw
PRDFFSSIOM A T R
Dr. J. F. Abel Mrs. Launston Har-
Dr. N. F. Lancaster Mrs, S. P. Gay
Dr. u. K. i'acigett, tisie bmatners
Dr. S. F. Uay Marie Flott.
Dr. N. M. Medford Frances Burgin-
England-Walton Co., Inc. Eileen
Mfg. Co. Susie Fisher.
Community Club Mrs. G. N. Colkitt.
Woman's Club Iris Chafin
Civic League Margaret Terrell.
Music Club Mrs. Paul Hyatt.
D. A. R Mary Ashworth Barber.
(Continued cn page eight)
New Head of W- C. T. U.
ft- SV- s
Mrs Mr It. Wise .siiiilh of Pes
Moines. Iowa, was elected national
lroxltlent of the Wimian's ( linstlan
Teniperanee union al lis convention In
Milwaukee. She succeeds Mrs. Kiln
To Collect Sales
Tax Uiu'mT New
Uni- jvm Thin
New Schedule Kll'ective August
First, Accord inn; Mux
( ,:,. ii!,i'.'. -aic ta I ax si hcdiib.'.
H'ei live :Vugii-t 1. was announced by
'ini:imis.-.imler of Revenue A. a.
Maxwell to replace, the four-schedule
plan ty which tlii Sta,ti' -ha-.-collected
the three pi cent -a!e- levy 'luring
"The lisi' of a M'l ies !' cia dll'e:
lias been eonl'u .iiig . and lia,s made
uui fiii-m it v n.f ul siivance and lirac
lice, dillicult," Mr. Maxwell said in
atiiroilijciiv!' the ''..change in method by
which tl; tax will be pas'sed n to
.VKir .S'( UKin l.K
The new schedule, applying to all
retail merchants, follows:
Less than 10 cents, no tax.
Ton cents to 35 cents, one cent.
Thirty-six cents to 70 cents, two
-,ii,.'.. -SI. 05. a straight- three" per
cent tax will be applied, fractious 'to
be e-ovemed by major 1 faction.-.
The new schedule gives the pur
chaser us0 of a cumulative rule on
purchases' during one trading period
in,,!,... I be . ii v sclH'iluU
,i w is denied- "Denial , 1 tins
- . .. . .
riKfit to the customer in liia.ny cases
rer.ultiMl ,ii tax cbarges ot live ami six
l,cr ci nt when -the total in-ircli-i.se;
were enough to ap.!y a straiglit
r, e per cent ;a-: .Mi: -Maxwell :'.
I). (). K. K. Club Is
A barn, d mce tntertaiiiment featur-'-
,, ,.,.i-.Orv . store will lie held' at the
e!eii:crit ;iy school here next Wednes-
d:,y. night under, the aus-i.ce- ol ine
D O K. K Club ot this ciiy.
Theie will he' uspcCial- selections in-
cluditig dancing, singing and radio
u-tist with instruments. : . . ,
. One of the main features will , be
theountry store whirh will give
vv-av merchandise donated by... mer
chants of the city- ,
A small admi-sion will be cnargeu
tn tho entc'itairimi.-n- which will be
gin at 8::i0 o'clock,
K. ,. STEVENS GETS
GOOD WHEAT YIELD
p T t(v,.ns. of Iron Dull, report
ed to The Moutaineor that he was
not competing in potato growing wnn
u:.. ,l,K,.,. II T.. Brown, who gets
ilia i woi l u
big yields from his crops, bull that he
had established a goou reeoni
From an acre and a fourth he got
forty-six and a half bushels of wheat.
v ,i,i,, lit tVii,. is :a record that will
-to,-,,! fnr snmc time;. So far as has
been reported Mr. Brown claims
champion potato grower aim .-.
S evens the champion wneai giowci
Whalebone is really not bone at
all but "plates of hair which hang
from tire roof of the mouth" and
utilized to strain out the nfaute
water creatures which pass with
in. About 000 bones are in each
head A ton of such material, valued
at ten to fifteen thousand dollars,
is taken from each animal.
. 153J WMlern Newspaper Union.
M. H. Bowles Named
Highway 281 Might
Be Improved, Says
Highway Chairman Is llonelul
Of (Jetting l't'doial Funds
. H. ,li :; ir- . chairman of the state
bie-bw-av commission, is hopeful of
getting fund- from the federal govern
ment to improve highway througn
I'isgah Nation'd Forest, according to
a letlei' reci'ived' by Noah ollUuwell.
.octvt-'ti v of tlie Hendefsonville 'Cham
ber- of ('oinnii'rcc
.Mr. J,-lfivs' letter to Mr. llnllowell
reads 'as follows:
"I received yours, of the thirteenth
iiiili i ,'l'ei.,.iii'e t,i nindviiiL' Federal
funds to .surface Route 2S-1 through
the I'isgah rorest. .
"We lire apiilviiur to the federal
Cova't-nmon! for a special road and I
... i i.i ., ; ., n 1 1 ... ,, I
.1 III lll'l't l ll III. 1. Ill I'l'l.llll II. !.,..,!
fore (hi- State lias recciveii very little
special 1'oroM funds, but I am hope
ful we will be able to-get a' larger', al
lotment and applv it 'to this p1 trtictilar
road. It will cost .about i?50tU)00 to
improve this road from Rrevard to the
tup of the iiiountam and surface it and
1 ',uu hopeful we can make a start on
Ihe project "
This project referred to in the let
ter above is the highway from Way
nesvilie to Drevard via I'isgtih Na
tional Fori si. ..and is recognized as one
nf t he nio-1 inipoit tnt routes to Way-.
nesVille froni the south, as it would
connect (bis city directly with Ci-eiti-ville-
Anilersiiii. Auifiista. and other
Civic, organizations both here an in
: Brevard and 1 lendersonvi lie have been
working diligently I'm" some tinie on
I;. Minion, Saniliiry Olliccr
Of County Makes His
K. I,. Hinton stuiilary oflicer for
II a v wnoii I'litin.y aniiinmci'd yesterday
be nllicial graib
dairi's (if th
They wre :
(rade "A" -Waynesvil!
W. F Swift,
J. I0. l'erguson.
S. J. Moody.
Jarvis II- Allison.
VV. C- Me( racken.
Cradi' "D" W.iynesvill
S. H Keller.
I), c. urpm.
.1 M I'alni'-r.
(irale A" Canton:
M. -A: Osliorni'.
W. J. Siiialhers
.J. F. .Mann.
J. E. Henderson.
Mrs. J. K. Seller-:,
I. F. Worley.
CJrade ' D" ( anton:
P. I.. Duekett.
.J. B Smathers.
W. M. (,'oraan. .
'. C. Smathers.
Fifth Sunday Meet
ing Will He Held
At Cove C r e e k
The regular Fifth Sunday Baptist
meeting will be ht'.d at the Coc ( ieek
Baptist church next Sunday with the
general -ubje(t "The Kind of Revi
val That We Need,'' being discussed
by outstanding, laymen and Pastors
of -the county..
The program which btgins at :J;av
is as follows:
9:S-0 to 10:30, Sunday School.
10:130 to 10:40, Devotional, Emman
1C 10 to 11:00, A Revival that will
nu-alnil lis. W G Bvprs.
11:00 to 11:20, A Revival-that" will
help us to realize our responsibilties,
11:20 to 12:00, Sermon, Rev. P. C
12:00 to 1:30,: Dinner on ground
1:30 to 1:'40. Devotional, C. R. Evans.
1:40 to 2:00, A Revival that will
unite us, C. F. Owen.
2:00 to 2:20, A Revival that will
bring uq back to our first love, R. P
McCracken. 2:20 to 2:40, A Revival that will
help us to reach and utilize our re
sponsibilities, Jack Messer.
2:40to 3:00, Open Discussion.
Former Principal Of Elementary
School Succeeds H. I). Hunn
M. II. Bowles was appointed super
intendent of the Waynesvilie lownship
Schools, .ny the newly eiecieu scnooi
board here Tuesday night at which
time, teachers lor the new district
were named. .Mr. Bowles succeeds
B. 1). Bunn. who has been superin
tendent for the past two years.
Ihe meeting ot the .-ehoul UoarJ
Tuesday night w;is their !ir.-t oUieial
meeting since their appointment last
Quite a few changes were made in
in teaching' uinks. The policy of th
l.ioard, one ollicial st-ited was to till all
vacancies as far as possible with Hay.
wood county teachers Without hurting
the efficiency of the school system.
A not he . fact taken into1, consideration
was whether or not niore-'.han one
mi inbi r of a family w.u teaching and
if the linancial condition of the fam
ily depended on the teacher's salary.
The board met again Wednesday
morning ami made 'i-ov-
..! ,.,' t.ic ...ipiiihtiiien's. i lie board
wa- ii nan i ill, his in every decision, it:
Tln-re yet ..'remain.-.'- olio vacancy to
be tilled. That is principal of th
Kleiiit nt i ry .Sclniol. Mr. . Bowled
staled that, the -' principal - for this
sehiiol would be -IKIilied VV i hi 11 the
next ten days-
The ' 1'ii.ll'nwiiig i.: the ollicial li:-t of
aii)ioiiii in'-, lit :
V. VM'-SVll.l.E -DISTRICT
High School '
lb.' I ... M. II.. Suierintci!deiil.
i:,.!v en. I :: ,1.. I'rin. and A! . h
Boy,!, Ile-sie- Eng.- and Math.
I 'nt i ,i -!., :M rs. ,1 . ('..Science
Ki ll: It .'.h,. .1 l.imii; 1. j :;c'r.- Latin
and :M.' 1
.Alien, "AV. ('-. History. :
Slanicy- (iiatv Albright. Biolegy
ii hd I'liysics.
Weal lierbv. ('.irleton. Civic and
Hyatt, Mar;raret- Engli.-h.
Crockett, Nancy Jane. -'English.
Freeman, Jell no D.. English.
' (-.'raig.. Ethel, ( 'ommercial.
.Mock, Martha Jeanct'te. French and
Smith. W. D., yvgrieuiiure. .
Edwards. Louise, Home Economies.
Hatcher. Charlotte, Music.
.Jones Lucy Tate. History. .
'Reeves-. Thomas, I'rm 7th.
McCracken, W . L bth.
I'dinet. l''aniiie Pe.arlj 5th.' .
Ileniy. Elizabeth.-- 1th.
Crawford. M hired -Lirrl.
l'atfcisoh. Eula, 2nd.
Leilbetter, Annie l'lott, fit
Francis. James ll.irley, Prill.
Rathbone. Flora Etta. .'Ah
' Rogers, Louisa,' lth.
Moore, St.e)hanie. 2nd.
(Jueen, 'Mrs. Sam, 1st,
Terrell, M-iude- Uh.
Vi nr i hoi. Mr.;. Ova I'attersoii, 5th.
Davis, Mary Ruby 4th.
Liner- Mrs. Dobrnydar Fisher, 0th
Robeson, Fr.'ita i Urd. -;
llaifild- Lois. 2nd. -K!ri!
at i ;!.- Annie D., 1st.
.J. i'aul. Brin. 7:h. ,.
.'L'ea.th'e'-r.W'tiod.; .Mainye Love, 3rd."
Garner, Frances, 6th.
KnigHt. Mrs- -Sam, 5th. ;;
Stringfield, Mary. ,V.b. .
Crawford, Wilda.- 1th
Burgm. Margaret. 4th. . ;
Fincher, Fred 1st and 2nd.
Rathbone, Mary, 2nd. . :
Leatherwood, Evt i'.- 1st.
Morrow, Maye Burr. 1st.,
l'ergu.son, Frank, I'lin- 5-.0. .
Fi-lui Elene 3-1
, Davis. Pauline Noland, 1-2.
Allen's ( reek
Fngiwm, Mi- I rank, Prin.
Bright, Edna, 1st. .''
f'ole. Eva Price, 2nd.
(win ( h u lie F , Prin. 5-7.
Teague- Bonnie, 3-4. . ,
Boyd. Edna. 1-2.
Ml( r, ck- n rrn-t C , Crades 1-7.
Rogers, Win- Norvall, 5-7.
Campbell, Nell, 3-4.
Setzer E5UUe Hvde, 1-2.
Boyd, Julius Jackson, 6-7.
Leatherwood. JIary Lou, 4-5.
Medford. Louisa, .2-3.
Davis, Mae, 1.
Owen, Robert E., 4-7.
Cagle Goulon, 1-3.
Upner Cove Creek
Bird luw Belle, Gradtt 1 7.
Wavnesville -( Negro)
Patton thahe P, Pr,n 8-9
Love Ida V. 4-7
Howell, Marion Kemp, 1-3.
Mr. Bowie in a formal statement
(Continued on page eight)
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