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WAYNESVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA
Bills Returned Blind Man Serves
Unst 15 for Spon
:iin2f Cock Fighting
. Itoino- Kent Rusv
,-riminai -"u'1 - -
'" ? TT T:il
With Flood 01 1Iue
Sent in by G. Jury
eore of true bills
d jury, the second
court wis kept
Ha''-': bv'-.hc grand jury, the second
I"" ,. ri to near the docket
"V. t.f the week, with Judge
f" Alley presiding.
I-1 " ...i,. . nf anv laree
- .i,,-crowd? were not as large
rf' . iat. but the court room
Ta-rltd over nan wu v
H'" ,iov afternoon Judge Alley
Yan'rtder for the rand jury to
( " .'e for consideration of the
'"""a?a;n-t Howard Pickens, a cap-
.4! ,ifense ease. , .
.(Ve adjourning, me K'"" Jw
l"" i hi D 1
... .vturr.eil tnree "
Arthur Ma.-hbum and Ruth Byrd
ru e Her.o.n and P. H. Henson.
V:rf;n:a Mdnturff and Clyde Me
L.rie Sa'-m'onl and Leonard Ban-
On Haywood Jury
What 1s believed to hi- the
first 111 i lid juror to serve in Hay
wood County, wont into tin- jury
box Monday, as the second week
of criminal eourt opeiusl.
Tlie juror. liradlcy Allen, 4N.
has iH-en blind since birth. lie
attends the Sunday School class
taught by J. H. Morgan regularly.
Although seldom ever qucstion
ed, the law does not specify that
a man who is blind cannot serve
on the jury.
THURSDAY. Jl'LY 18, 1935
JUDGE ALLEY TO
Eight Church Services Given To
His Lecture At Methodist
Church. Special Music
fifteen or twenty were
i'd with sponsoring cock
divorces had been
Rav K. SnuUhers and June A.
uathers. . . "
Ralph 'HigMower and Clara Jriign-
Estts Rathbotie and Erastus Rath-
Lr.e, two tu tnree years suspeiiueu
!tKtnce for breaking and entering.
Grady Kit. -land was given . 12
bnths on the roads lor assaua,
James Price and Matt urooms re-
VaT sentences of three montns
h for larceny.
William Raines was sentenced six
kionths for breaking and entering.
flwwlev Press ev was sent to tne
ads for six months for violation of
,he prohibition law.
Howard Gentry and uay mricpat-
:ck got 12 months each for public
irhkcmu-'ss and disturbing puDlic
The case in which Elmer Wood was
larced with abandonment waj or-
fcreda mistrial when the jury failed
aeree after being out several hours.
For dynamiting fish, Ned Mull, Ed
f,av ami Herbert Messer were fined
each, plus cost and given a 30-
iay suspended sentence,
The assault case involving four
F.alph Carver, Grover Moody, Ethel
fnilljp.; and tllennie Moody resulted
r. the men being fined $25 each and
: and two years suspended sen
tnce. The two women were given
Another assault case involving four,
s: Richard Trull $30: Bill Sinirleton.
1-0; Ira Singleton, suspended sen-
race and '-Leonard Sizemore, a jail
it-Mencc. F.ach . paid one-fourth of
Willard Davis on two charges of
leaking and entering, was sentenced
serve six months on one count and
'"rti ;o live years on another 'in the
Water And Light
Increase In Town
Collections for water and lights
by the Town of Waynesville for the
month of June exceeds that of last
year by $1,670.21, according to fig
ures released by Mrs. Hedwig A.
Love, city clerk this tveek.
Not only are there more patrons
being served, but a greater amount
of current and water is being used by
the average customer, the records
in May, 19d4, the collections to
taled $3,442.20, wlhile last May a
total of $3,948.63 was made, an in
crease of something like $500.
Brevard Group To
Meet Here Today
To Discuss No, 284
1,1 ' ' .
A group of eight civic leaders from
Brevard are scheduled to meet with
a similar group here today for a
luncheon meeting and a eeneral dis
cussion of plans for presentation to
the highway commission the neces
sity of completing Highway No. 284
from here to Brevard through the
Pisgah National Forest.
Tentative plans, with weather per
mitting, are for a group of Waynes
ville citizens, about twelve, to ac
company the delegation back to Bre
vard over the route in order to get
first hand information about the road.
The meeting is bein sponsored by
the Chamber of Commerce.
An audience is expected to tax the
apacity of the Fst MeihoHLst
church here on Sundav ..veim-iir at
eight o'clock to hear Judge Felix F.
-iiey, judge of the Superior Court,
deliver his lecture "Jesus of Nazareth,
the Son of Man anil the Son of Clod."
As a lawyer would present hi.s case
to a jury, Judge Alley in this lec
ture, with eloquent phrase and con
vincing logic proves the FACT and
DIVINITY of Christ and the DIVINE
origin of Christianity by Christians,
Jewish and Roman witnesses of the
first century, who had first-hand
knowledge of the facts.
This lecture has been delivered
by Judge Alley in the principal
churches in the counties composing
the eleventh, twelfth and thirteenth
judicial districts and nlso in Char
lotte and Elon College. To date he
has given the lecture in 21 churches;
2 court houses and a college.
The lecture is being sponsored by
the several churches, all having con
sented to give way their night services
for the lecture.
As an added feature of the service,
the popular choir of the First Meth
odist church of Canton will assist the
choirs of Waynesville in the song
Couple Whose Ages
Differ 45 Years Buy
A Marriage License
Han Cupid is no resKvtnr of
aires, according to a iiiiiriimio
license issued la-t mccU In Ken
ister of Deeds i:din Itatuc.
when W. II, Waixin. til', and
Kliiahcth Sexton. 17. made the
nevssnry legal ariaiiKCiiiciii s in
wed. Hoih are from t'aiuon.
The records show that the falh
er of the hride-to-U- sao his
enn-ent to the marriage.
The fact that there is i:, years
tliftVrciuv In the age- was of Mule
concern to the i-ouple.
Commissioners Fix Tax
Rate At $1.31. School
Additions Are Included
Mother Of Mrs. X R.
McCracken Is Buried
Grand Jury Makes
In Their Report
Clock And Name On Court House
Recommended, And New In
dex System In Register
Sr. Koberson Made
President Of Hiking
Club At First Meet
Formal orjr:i'ivQt;rt' u:i,
wns j,,.rfect.ed Tuesday night
v ....,,,,,,., 0I commerce, witn
I..,. "'in iiiLinnes, vice
P-btm. ami' Mi.c M,.,. n(
L.:- ",'4ie' "'aue ior me
the Prir. r : wmcn win oe to
tai.. 'V"1'' 011 Lickstone Moun-tcVk-
v ' t0 begin; at two
Url" i:' L- Prevost will be
F- '' M .first hike, v .
N urr, r'-U'.in tne ntKe
a;er than noon Sat-
GEORGETOWN, S. C Puneral
services were held on Sunday after
noon, June the 30th, for Mrs. E.-Ma
rion Doar, Sr., one of Georgetown's
most beloved citizens, who died early
Friday afternoon at the home of her
son, E. M. Doar, Jr., following a lin
gering illness of about a year.
Born October 1877, she was the
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James F.
Detyens. She was graduated with
the seccond class to finish from Wiii
tbrop College in 1891. In 181)4 she
was married to Elias Marion Doar.
Three children of this union with her
husband aui-vive. They are E. M.
Doar, Jr., of Georgetown, Mrs. J. R.
McCracken, of Waynesville, and L.
II. Doar, of Kingstree.
In 1917 she became Georgetown's
Home Demons Oralt ion a genu Her
work brought her in contact with
many women, and to her the rural
women owe a debt of gratitude for
she helped to improve living condi
tions, and to give a broader outlook
to those whose lives she touched.
Mrs. Doar had often visited her
daughter here, and had made many
friends in Waynesville (luring her
trips to this section.
TAX SUPERVISOR GETS
TELEPHONE IN OFFICE
For the convenience of the public
and tax payers of the county, a tele
phone has been installed tn the tax
supervisor's ofhee D. A. Howell an
The number is eight-eight. The
public is requested to call that num
ber when wanting anv member in the
- no cost involved in tax office rather than over other
Da 'p araret Hyatt, and
r'-T.ir.fnJot':- w mane
or- wriM'' at he next-meet-
f t;,..:"-"'c Jor tne e nh
!tiprestnt at the mti
Y- X lK Mks Daisy Boyd,
L Wirw 'QW -hr Prevost,
'phones in the court house.
LPkin- r', 'f- Gay,-W. L.
rd:n t Mclnnes. Orarfv
r?'I)r p cStentz- Charles E.
I "r. r. stuart R b
lVe-s Reraion To
5 Held In Clyde
of the Hayne.
'??C: Harh ld- at the home of
AnVi5 iClyde.-on Sat
:: !1 ar.d fri!,1'-.. All the rel
..tT.i, '-er"!s are exneot t
i-l'" be an-
'?(a!en:s. ts 15 chairman of ar-
Fire Department Makes
Two Runs Over Week-End
The fire department answered two
fire alarms over the week-end, with
no damage being reported by Fire
Chief H. H. Stevenson in either. :
Saturday morning the department
ans-wered a call on Love JLane, at
the home Maudie Cochrane, and
Sunday morning made a run to the
home of Walter Crawford.
Chorus Practice Is
Set For 8 Tonight
"That is the most complete, Intelli
gent and host report 1 ever saw,"
Judge Felix Alley told the memberH
of the Grand jury Saturday noon when
they adjourned after working all week
on the many different matters claim
ing their attention.
"You did not overlook anything in
the county, and it is the host prepared
report I've heard. The recommenda
tions are most intelligent ones. This
grand jury did more work than any
I know of."
"They wore exceedingly diligent in
investigating crime," he roneludod.
The report of the grand jury was
in part :
"The boiler in the basement
hospital which furnishes st
sterilizing equipment is not heing tisi
on account of lieing unsafe and insuf
ficient for that purpose. There has
booh considerable money spent on repairs.-'
Wo recommend as a matter of
economy and safety that a new boiler
be purchased. The nurses homo is in
excellent condition, atid the main
budding is in good condition, with no
ood of immediate repairs.
"We found in the jail that the. bedding-
in the Dion's department to be
In such condition that somo of the
mattresses be done.-' a way with and
replace!, with' new ones. The kite. hen
windows should be kept closed so Mo
one can go outside..
"Court House- So far as our investi
gation revea:i-o, ine reeoroM m ine
different, ollioes, namely Register of
Deeds, County Auditor. Clerk of Court.
Tax Collector, ami slierilT. and Coat'!
of Ed neat ion, are being neatly and
properly kept We find the records
jn the otlice of Register of Deeds n'-at
ind well kept and appear' to be in .ex
cellent t-onditiori with the except ion
of the fieneral Indexes of Heal Kstate
Conveyances covering the period from
IS18 to 19.23. We find that for several
terms the Grand Jury has made
recommendations that the: Index of
Deeds prior to 19;'3 he reoopied or. re-
indexed by the County'.: and we-, de
sire to make a more .oomph t" report
on this matter at this time. The. Gen
eral Index was constructed over a
period of some 1 1 5 years in chrono
logical order as deeds were filed for
registration.: and during this time the
general usage of the records have
ceused them to become yorn and in
some cases illegible; to further com
plicate this condition, the index books
(Continued on back page.)
Contract On 284 To
Be Awarded Tues
By Highway Heads
It was learned here this week that
plans, are to award a contract on next
Tuesday for live miles of No. 284 in
the Looking Glass section, by the state
Highway L'8-l, which is the one from
here to Brevard, has been surveyed
the most of the way. The contract
was let for the live-mile section some
few months ago, but the contractor
forfeited his bond, and now it bus to
be awarded again.
If engineers complete their plans,
it is the opinion of the commission
that a contract will be awarded for
the paving 'of the toad from Wood
row to Springdale. a distance of about
Surveyors are now at work on the
tentative j-outc over the mountain.
Show 30 Increase
Every -quarter din ing the past year
has showed an increase over the snie
period of last year .at the local post
office, with an increase of thirty" per
cent for the last fifteen days over
the same days of last year.
For the 'first fifteen days in Julv,
1934 the otlice did $8)4.HK, while this
year it jumped to $1,050.90.
Postmaster J. H. Howell stated that
a general increase in both in-coming
and out-going mail had shown a grad
ual increase during the past month,
with last Saturday's and Sunday's
mail being the heaviest.
Sees Better Crowds
For W.N.C. In Aug.
R. II. DeKutts, assistant general
passenger agent of the Southern
Railway, with (dikes in Asheville, was
a visitor in Waynesville this week,
and while here made the prediction
that, "August would be an exception
al good month for all of Western
"The flare-up about infantile paral
ysis is waning, and reports from all
sections are that we will have a good
crowd during August," he said.
Mr. DeKutts stated that a change
was being made in one of the sched
ules of the trains oti the Murphy
Branch numlber 19. The train will
leave Asheville at .r:."!0 o'clock in the
afternoon instead four as heretofore.
No other changes have been made in
He stated that air conditioned Full
mans were being put on all lines as
fast as possible. The initial cost
being about $.r,000 per car.
Road From Soco,"
Says Their Leader
Dr. Foxht, Superintendent Of
Reservation, and Chief Illyth,
Dr. Harold W. Fdght, superintend
ent of the '.Cherokee Indian Reserva
tion, told thirty mem'bers of the IRo
tary Club and guests Friday that
everything possible, was being done
to get the contract renewed for the
completion of the highway from Soco
Gap to Cherokee.
Haywood County's tax rate for
the coming year has been definitely
set at $1.31 -two cents less than last
The board of commissioners in ses
sion Monday officially adopted the
budget for the coming year, ami fixed
The detit service fund was slashed
seven cents from last year, and the
school fund increased live cents in
rder to care for the proposed bui'd
ing program, part of which is aln.
underway. Both the debt serv . o
and school fund is fixed at fifty cel. .
The funds other than the two men
tioned above remain the same as
Jack Messer, superintendent of ed
ucation, .stated this week that work
had already started on the Rock Hill
school, and that he expected work on
the Allen's Creek and Waynesville
Township school to get underway at
an early date. IMans are to be in all
three buildings before Christmas.
By increasing the school fund rate
from forty-five to fifty cents, it is
expected that $30,000 will be raised.
To this amount the state has made
plans for adding $20,000.
Contracts are not being awarded
for the buildings, as day labor is be
ing 'used, and the plan is to utilize
relief labor to the fullest extent.
The building program calls for an
eight-room building at Rock Hill,
with native stone Wing used. The
school will - also have an auditorium.
A 'modern steam heating system will
be installed, as well as new equipment.
The building at Allen's Creek will
be four rooms and will also be of
native stone A modern heating plant
is included in the plans of this build
ing, also. The building will be Used
for the lirst four grades.
The largest unit of the building
program as planned, will be the ad
dition of ten rooms at the Waynes
ville High School.' This unit will be
of brick, and will be used for a junior
high school and gym. The present
jym being.' converted;, into an agri
-. Dr. Foght gave an interesting back
ground as to the need of the road.
A comparison of this year's btisi- and the advantage it would be to the
ness with that ol last year per quar- reservation.
ter, is as follows :
June, 193T. . .
June, 1934 . . . . .
March, 193a . : . .
;i ;;f Local Building And
' '"" ..." .1 Y lit 1
Loan is nenoering
Section A Service
(Written bv an Official of the Ruild
ing and I a ki n .
The Haywood- Hume Huilding and.
Loan Association , which was orgafi
ized iiv 1919, has. had a Wonderful re
cord in. hovel; having failed to ma
ture i! r;!!i!.i!l;' .'n,-K. During this
time it has loaned several hundred
thousands of dollars, enabling many
people to become home owners; nor
has this association ever failed to
pay interest on its paid up s'o.k,
Thus, it can be truthfully . sain
that the association; has done more
towards. .the up-building of the Waynesville-
Lake J una 1 us ka-Haze wood
areas, thatl any other community
agent. This is a mutual organiza
tion in. w-hioh la; .salaries or. 'fees- are
paid except to the secretary-treasurer
w ho is a full time employee -"drawing
a nominal -alary.
A community in which : there' is a
large percentage of homo owners
make- for .strength, it should behoove
every head of a family to owii his own
home and if for no other reason.-, tl:
Chief Garrett Blylhe, in a few
words said: "For twenty years we
Indians have been trying to get Hie
road from Cherokee to Waynesville,
but- every time something' happened.
I believe we have a - belter, chance
this time than ever to get it. Our
people are anxious for it to be built.
Visitors at the club included besides
the two speakers, Mrs. Fng-ht, Mrs.
W. T. Shelton, Mrs. J. H. Way, Mrs.
C. E. Kay Frank W. Miller, H, S.
Marsh, all of Waynesville, and Dr.
Copelaiid, .Charlotte, Koy Latham,
Ga.stonja, and Mr. Mason Gary, Mich
igan. Tom IV .limison, columnist on The
Charlotte News, and former rest deti!
of Haywood, county, wil be flic speak
er Friday at '-'the. .Rotary 'Club' at. 1 2:30.
On Lake Junahiska
Juhahiska's ; first, visitors, by sea
plane arrived Friday afternoon, when
Joseph Baylor', I ! Lieutenant' in the
United States Army Aviation Corps,
rested the - Amphibian . I'lane No. 9K
on the waters of Lake .lunaluska.
Lieutonan: Baylor,- on a business trip,
made a stop at the. lake, for a-. week
end -visit to- his parents, -'the. Rev, Dr.
and Mrs. .. A. liayVr, of Wythc
yillo, 'a., who have a summer home
at- the lake. .
Lt. Baylor had as, his guest (-apt
tain V. H. Johnson; two mechanics,
thinking people should support and I lea men Men lieu and Talie Rico, : also
boost, their Building and Loan Asso
ciation, Audit just conrplett'd by the,. State
Insurance Department shows that the
Building -and' Loan Assoeiaion has-well
weathered, the storm of the recent de
pression and is fully solvent. .
The July series is now open and
the association invites all who are
interested in taking out stock to com -(Continued
on back page)
accompanied the plane. Lieutenant
Baylor, who has spent many , summers
hero, (luring his: childhood and youth.
expressed his pleasure at seeing the
many improvements here and the gen
era air of prosperity around this
church center. He came from Mitch
el Field, Long Island, leaving about
8 a. m Friday, and arrived at Lake
Junaluska at 4:30 p. m., having made
a stop at Langley Field, Norfolk.
Life Of Old "Honest John
Lawrence G. Nilson, director of
the music camp at Lake Junaluska,
and of Atlanta, announced yesterday
that a practice will be held at eight
o'clock sharp at the Methodist church
Thursday night of the chorus that
will shortly present "Elijah" at
Lake Junaluska during the coming
Voices from all the rhoirs of the
city, in addition to a number from
the lake and elsewhere compose
none?.t John, champion bear
and champion hunter of pork on
rhc hoof in the Balam Monntalnw,
Is the subject -of local controversy
on legislation according to me
from both sfies f ihe mountain.
Wild life lovers, pointed to the
bear's reputed 50-jrear age, hi
preat fize 600 to TOO poond
advocate special legislation to pro
tect his life. But there are oth
ers who feel that the legislature
should make it lawful to hunt him
In season or out of season, antil
his ravages on the hours and 'sheep
of the farmers In his "range" are
Honest John got his name from
the fact that he never kills more
than one hop at a time, always
picking the earcas cean before
lie seeks another porker.
Thc fact of the matter is, Hon
est John is doing very nicely
without legislation of any sort.
Hunters and dogs hare found him
too smart. Hip nearest capture
being many years ago when be
lout a toe in a trap.
State In Raleigh
Oral L. Yates left here Friday for
Raleigh, where he took a position
Saturday in the Weights and Meas
ures Division of the Dpartmnt of
Agriculture. I- ,
He will work in the main office in
During the last legislature he was
assistant seargantat arms in the
Jarvis Campbell is suffering from
an injured foot; caused by a heavy
ban-el falling on it.
Although a painful bruise, Mr.
Campbell is able to walk.
Gipsy Smith, Jr., To
Conduct Meeting In
City July 31-Aug. 11
The Riv. (iipsy Smith, Jr., will
conduct a scries of revival services
at llic .Mclliodisl cliurch from July
31 through August 1 1, as has been
Mr, Smith-'is a nationally known
revivalist and Mr. Hardin, pastor of
the; Motliodisl i-luirrh, considers .that
he has. 'been exceedingly fortunate in
being able to secure Mr. .Smith's ser
vices at t bis time.
Mr. .Smith is being brought hero
ai the height of the .-.tinimor season
with tlie particular idea in mind of
giving visiting friends, a chur. li at
traction. 'I'he member" 'of the Meth
odis'l chiirch invite their friends 'of
othei lu.i relies and all otlu-fs who
will 'o share with (hem the oppor
tunity of hen r i tig this holed evan
gel 1st, :, ';
$i:M)80 Awarded By
Jury In Damage Suit
B. : t'Wrk; w,f ; Asheville, was.
awarded .12,00(1 for. .personal inju
ries, and $8."i(l for ilamagi' to his :car
by a. Buncombe county jury late ye s
lerdiiy afternoon in t he case-against
Mrs. A: W. Meade, which is the. out
growth of an, automobile ac ideiit un
Highway No. - near the Welch
Fat m on August-9, 1933.
It "Was in this wreck that .Mrs,
Joseph K. Johnson was fatally injur
ed, living several days.
Two brand new cars were complete
ly demolished in the wreck,.
A .Mr. Hampton, driver of the Clark
car at the time of the act-idem, was
awarded $230 for personal injuries.
Mrs. Meade,' through .her attorneys,
brought a counter claim against Mr..
Clark alleging, damages received.
The case has consumed three days
in the Buncombe courts. .
In a trial in 1934, a jury retimed
a verdict setting out that both parties ,
were negligent, and refused to award
either any damages. Appeal was tak
en for a new trial which ended yes
terday,;. It if expected that Mrs. Meade will
enter an appeal. 'i ,
Mrs. G. C. Plott had as her guest
this week Mrs. D. D. Shermer and two
children, Betty and Dan Shermer, of
OFFICIAL WEATHER REPORT
Date Max. Min.
11 - ' 87 - . 51
12 .'; ' ' 87 - -. 44
13 89 56
14 " ' 85 , ' 52
15 - 84 . 48
16 84 52
17 87 - - ' . 57.