pare WORK in
\fc, the Board of Charities and
Ipublic Welfare of Jackson County,
living that every true oitizeu
?would bo interested in what we have
I dene, and are trying to do, for the
/uplifting' of the manhood and womau
Ihood of Jackson, take this method of
? telling what we have accomplished
|iii tiic three years of our service.
J xhc board was organized January
1 30, 1920, with Prof. Frank Watson,
I Prof. J- 0. Wood and -Mrs. Charles
I. Candler as members, all of whom
h#d been dnly appointed by the
Mr. Bragg Cowan, as Probation
Officer, always makes it a point to
meet with our board, and cooperate
rith us in all its various duties.
. Mr. Wood soon accepted work in
another county and Hon. James H.
Cathey was appointed member in his
At the first meeting, and for very
many meetings thereafter, the out
look was not bright, to say the least.
It seemed that every effort we
made to be of benefit to our county
and to justify our being members of
such an important organization was
doomed to end in failure and dis
appointment. ' j
There wero children a-plenty who
needed homes, but how were we to
provide home when every State in
stitution was filled to overflowing and
as they invariably wrote us, "with a
long list of applications already on
file." So it went, from month to
At last an opportunity for a little
pressure on the part of our County
Commissioners presented itself, and
they applied the pressure, with the.
result that the childron of Jackson
County had a showing with those of
other ao unties. j
Since then we have placed children
as follows; - - I
In the North Carolina Childrens':
Home, at Greensboro, 9 children. ?
In the 8tonewall Jackson Training
School for Boys, at Concord, 3
children. v / j
To S"jnarcand Manor QirtV 2
young women. j
To Stato Sanitarium, in Raleigh, 1
Oar State Chairman of Charities
and Public Welfare has compliment
ed us on this record.
This board lias also given new
clothing and school books, to thoso
unable to get them, to the amount
of $43.16. This, we are frank to say, ,
is not nearly enough. So many child-^
ran go to school with absolutely no ,
book at all. Next fall we hope that
each local school board will report
to us those parents who really can 't |
afford them, and we will make an(
effort to supply them.
Many people have aided us by gifts
of clothing. Somo have given foo<i
and some have given money. We j
thank each and every one who has
been so kind and ask you to do the
saiwe thing over every time that op
portunity offers. v * I
There is one case wo must not
neglect to tell you about. A little
boy of ten years has been taken
from a home or plaee utterly bad,
and placed in a real home. This boy j
was fast becoming a criminal. Now :
he is on the fair way to - make a j
splendid man. The people who open- ;
ed their doors to this boy? by the1
way, the fifth or sixth waif to whom '
they had given a home ? love him and
say that he is making good in every
possible way. ? > *
Mr. Cowan is not only Welfaro!
Officer, but the Attendance Officer,]
too, as some of our small ^oya have
found out. Some day these, children i
will thank him for keeping so hot on j
their trail. %
There have been only 26 cases of!
violation of tho compulsory sehool)
law. Of these 15 were settled out of,
oourt and the other 11 were convict- !
ed and fined, this is a fine record
for parents and children, ,when we
stop to consider the great number of I
school children there are in Jaekaoo
We hope there will not ever be
There is one other duty that de
volves on the board* namely, the
bringing before the ' juvenile judge
those children under sixteen years,
who are guilty of any crime or mis
We want to ask ,the responsible,
law-abiding citizens, Wen and women
in every community, to help us in
This is vital for the future of our
bounty. The majority of these girls
and boys, whose young feet have
just started on the downward, path,
a tea fa ixxtm mm
and women whom Jackson and North
. Carolina will be proud of. If we al
low them to drift they will, sooner or
later, become criminals and a charge
on the public. So, we beg you to as -
sist us to save these boys and girls.
In the last three years we have had
sevpn cases before the juvenile court
Five of these are on probation, and
the other two were sent to a training
We most sincerely appreciate all
t' e g d things said of us during the
?;;st three years, and ask ? every
cifi. en c.f Jackson tp cooperate with
' . .a .i.r w.w f.Vr the unfortunate
ANNIE THOMAS CAND7J5R,
Secretary to the Board of Chari
ties/ and Public Welfare.
i J. C. L. Passmore, DeWitt Leopard
Roy McCall and H. A. Pell entered
pleas of guilty of an affray, and
Judge Hooker suspended judgement
upon payments of the costs, in the
recorder's court Monday.
Noah McDonald entered a plea of
guilty of an assault upon Ral^h Dil
lard and- drew a fine of $5.00 and thb
Seven young men from River town
ship, McKinley Hooper, John Green,
C. B. Webster, Logan ?Norton, Riley
Parker, Booth Price, Jim Shook and
Will Wilson entered ])leas of guilty
of failing to answer summons to
work the roads and drew the usual
fine of $5.00 and the costs.
Adam Crawford was tried for op
erating a restaurant -with out license,
and when the facts were deveh po<l
it appeared that he and W. A. Haw
kins were partners in the business at
the time the license was issued, and j
that the license was issued in Mr.
Hawkins' name, but that later Craw
ford bought Hawkins' interest in tho
business. The court decided to lay the
facts before the state tax coiffmis
sioner for his interpretation of the
Jeff Lackey, coL, was tried for re
moving eropa witho^i the consent of
the landlord, and the case was dis
/John Kenncy plead guilty to put
ting saw dust in a stream and was :
dismissed upon payments of the I
Lin Messer was found guilt? of
having liquor in his posession off liis ,
own premises, and prayer for judge
ment was suspended until June 11.
Doc Messer was found not guilty
of having too much liquof and of
Robert Sutton, Fred Queen and
Hut Nicholson all entered pleas of!
guilty of public drunkiness,and werej
asked where they got their vliquor.
Sutton told, and judgement w^s sus
pended upon payment of the costs.
Queen and Nicholson at first refused
to tell, and were sentenced to thirty
days in jail and put undor bonds of ,
$200xeach f.r their appearance at the I
October term of court to testify in ]
a John Doe proceeding. Tuesday '
morning they both came into court, 1
and gave the solicitor information, .
and prayer* for judgement was con
tinued for five months, upon payment
of the costs.
DIVISIONAL MEETING W. M U.
The| Abhevifl<( Division, Baptist
W. M. U. will hold a Divisional Meet
ing at the First Baptist Church,
Asheville, on Wednesday and Thurs- :
1 day, May 23 and 24. j
| Free entertainment will be given :
all women and girls attending and
the Divisional Superintendent, Mrs.
j Klattz, requests that as many as pos
sibly attend. If you plan to go, noti
j fy Mrs. Hurt Ramsey, 180 Merrimon
| Avenue, and a home will be assigned
you. It is expected that Miss Mary
Warren, Secretary of the State W.M.
U., and perhaps others of the State
officers, will be present.
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NORTONS TO HOLD REUNION
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Relatives and friends please bi
in mind that the date of the Norton
i 'Reunion has been changed to the last
: Saturday in July, being the 28th of
| the month this yq*r.
j Also the meeting will be held at
the Alfley-Picklesimer cemetery in
[ Whiteside Cove.
Every body invited.
| MRS. EFFIE A PICKLESIMER,
Trade increases the wealth and
glory of a country; but its real
strength and stamina are to be look
ed for among the cultivators of the
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CAROLINA SUGAR SWEETS
NOW GO TO OTHER STATES
Raleigh, N. C. May 17. ? At least
ten states in the Union are now
featuring North Carolina sweet pota
toes, shipped by the Eastern Caro
lina Sweet Potato Federation with
headquarters at Goldsboro, reports
C. D. Matthews, Chief Diviskm of
Horticulture for the State College
and State Department of Agricul
ture. Mr. Matthews says that these
sugar sweets are now heading the
li.it 011 the menus of many hotels,
j cafe.; and lunch rooms in these
, - lity-six sj-lid cars of po
c been shipped by the Fed
i w thin the past few weeks,
g imr t the states of California,
Texas * )hio, West Virginia, Ten-]
nfissoc, Kansas, Oklahoma, Penn-l
sylviinla, Virginia and to our own !
state r'f North Carolina.
An public director in this Feder
ation, Mr. Matthews has aided in
finding a market for these sweets and
has helped in calling attention to the
excell >t quality of those potatoes
whic'; v.ere cured and stored in
mod?T' storage houses in various
part3 the State. He finds that,,
consulc 'ng marketing conditions for
form pr chice, the price received for
these t'-ipnients have been very
satis;' r' ry. The price has not
beer fi- l' gh as has prevailed for
the }?? ??! n'W years due to greater
; pr ?!? *' .) the general lack of carc
Ii> '? v. md handling, and the
f-n-r t .?it consumers in the lari*e
. -r (?? nfers have not been fully
" 'i 1 with excellent eating
southern yams. He ex
y.i ? r, that these shipments
will ?!?; much to popularize Carolina
p t a tors nnd will create a further de
ii:si!>d (or later shipments.
LIME PAYS WITH CLOVER
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H.tw River, N. C. May 17.? "It
would pay any farmer who is inter
ested in soil development and soil
building to visit a demonstration
being conducted by Mr. Julian Sel
lars on his farm near Mebane, where!
he shows the value of lime in grow
ing clover", says W. Kerr Scott,
County Agent of Alamance County.
Mr. Sellars planted n 15 acre field
to wheat and clover last year, lim
ing half of the area and leaving the
r*' V-'f riilimed. Mr. Foot* states
? I...; e was applied with a
wheat drill, going over the ground
twice. Ahoul one ton was used to
each nr-re. applying on top of the
ground just before sowing the clover
seed in the spring of 1922.
| On a rcent visit tff this demon
stration, Mr. Scott found that the
| clover on the limed half of the field
was up to a fair stand, was, dark in
color and showed a healthy growth.
At this time the clover is about eix
On the unlimed half of the field,
there are a few -scattered, pale yel
low bunches of clover all in a very
unhealthy looking condition. This
clover is enly about , three inches
high and .there arc more weeds than
clover in this portion of the field.
Very few weeds are to be found in
the limed part. Mr. Scott says that
the entire field received exactly the
same treatment in every way ex
cept that half was limed and half
unlimod. The date of sowing both
the wheat and the clover was the
Mr. Scott believes this to be one of
the most valuable and striking dem
onstrations that he has seen in the
county this" spring and that it gives
a fair indication as to the need and
vnlnW ?f agricultural lime, especially
in the growth of legumes.
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WELL KNOW WRITER
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! T 'it week Stanley Olmsted, th3
S* rt writer, was in Sylva, the
guest of the Rev. Clarence 8. Me
Cm.irtu, Jr. In "Everybody's" Mag
s*ine for this month Mr. Olmsted
'i ? vc f hi$ North Carolina moun
tain stories, 4 'Fulfilment", the
v.r.e - f which is near Andrews, N.
C. This story concludes a series of
stories aboutWestern North Carolina,
' ' Mountain Farmers, " " Granrty
Hooper," " Transition" and "Ful
filment". They are to be incorpo
rated in a book form and will appear
soon."Scribner's Magazine "for this
month has also one of Mr. Olm
sted's novels, which is being pub
lished in a serial. Recently the
"New York Times" contained
several of Mr. Olmsted's articles re
garding conditions in Germany, where
Mr. Olmsted has been for some time.
The author is a native of Murphy,
IT. hot few qwrt mmk hit
life in New York City, London,
Paris and Berlin. He was much de
lighted with his visit in Sylva, Web
ster and Cullowhee and highly prais
ed the beautiful scenery of our coun
ty and the generous hospitality and
kind spirit of its. people.
O 1 1
Mr. J. W. Cuthbertson and family
of Almond, are visiting Mrs. Cuth
bertson 's mother, Mrs. J. B. Queen,
who is veiy sick.
Messrs Geo. T- Knight and N. R.
Christy fished in Lake Junaluska,
Mr. Phil Crawford is wearing a
broad 6mil of there is a new ten pound
boy at his home.
Mrs. Sara Bryson is in Balsam
Mr. and Mrs. Manly Parris, of
Addie are visiting her sister, Mrs.
J. B. Queen.
Dr. A. S. Nichols, of Sylva was in
Mrs. C. A.' Foster is visiting her
son, Mr. Luther Foster in Dillsboro.
Mrs. D. T. Knight, Misses Grace
Mehaffey and Kate Kenney and Mr.
Geo. T. Knight motored to Cullowhee
and Sylva Friday.
Mr. E. W. Kent has returned to
his home in Newport, R. L
Mrs. Sparks and Messrs T. R. C.,
Duncan and Claud Duncan went to
Mrs. Hyatt, who has been visiting
her son, Mr. Walter Hyatt, returned
to her home in Bryson City, Satur
Mrs. Mary Robinson and sons, of
Willets, motored to 'Balsam, Mon:
Mr. and Mrs>M. -C. Green and
Mrs. R. J. Bryson motored to Ashe
yille Wednesday of last week
Mothers' Day was observed in"\he
Methodist Church by the S. S. and
Pastor, Rev. 0. J. Jones, Sunday
afternoon. An interesting program,
"Mothers of Men" was rendered.
The church was prettily decorated
with white and purple flowers and
Hon. W. T. Lee, of Waynesville
wiis iiw Balsam Tuesday.
Mr. Geo. T. Knight motored to
We are having some pretty weath
er now, and the farmers are very
busy with theW crops.
Mrs. L. Winchester and little
daughter, Mildred of Waynesville,
^ave been visiting here parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Henry Buchanan.
? Miss Eva Estes, of Conley 's Creek,
is visiting relatives at this place.
Mr. Felix Ashe went to Co wee,
Mr. and Mrs. Robt. Morgan and
children, Minnie and Austin, spent
the week end with relatives and
friends at this place.
Mrs. L. L. Moody and children,
have been visiting her parents, Mr.,
and Mrs. A. B. Ashe.
Miss Maggie Morgan spent Sun
day night with Miss Blanche Ashe.
Misa Janey Hall, of 8jh? was
Mr. Andy Campbell, of Cullowhee,
visited Mr. J. W. Cagle, Sunday.
Messrs Leamon, Ethel and John
Green left Monday for East La Porte
where they will work for some time.
We are. very glad to hear t^iat Mrs
R. H. Buchanan, who has been at thr
hospital fn Asheville for some time
Mr. Leamon Green visited Mrs. F.
M. Ashe Sunday.
Mr. Gather Morgan has returned
from Caney Fork.
Mr. Charlie Sutton, who has been
in school at Cullowhee, is spending
some time with hi6 grandmother, Mis.
Mont Allison, before returning to
his home in Georgia. )
Mrs. B. M. Henson and little son,
Furman, are visiting relatives at
Mr. Burton Ashe, who is working
in Georgia spent the' week end at
A farmer of Perquimans County
planted} a permanent pasture last
fall costing about $30.00. He reports
to County Agent L. W. Anderson
that he wouldn't take $50 in cash
for it now.
A total of 1434 rat tails were turn
ed in by the children of 11 schools
in Chowan County as a result of a
"Kill The Rat "campaigen put on by
C6unty Agent N. K. Rowell.
Did you ever wear a collar that
didn't fit? Think how much worse
off is a mule ac horse with a collar
i? too ktm ?
Mr. Lankford Horner called at Mr.
A. D. Jorites', Thursday.
Mr. and Mrs. Lon Segle have
moved to Dix Creek to take chaige
of the boarding house.
Mrs. R. M. Fisher, who has been
visiting relatives in Hazelwood, re
turned home Sunday.
Mr. A. D. Jones made a business
trip to Asheville, Wednesday.
Misses Nell and Myrtle Thomas,
Bertha andSelma Jones, gave a party
Saturday night at the home of Mr.
A. D. Jones. Those present were:
Messrs Ralph Stein, Clyde Willams of
Macon, Tvla Tweed and Robert
Thomas, Spnrgin Gray and Wood row
Jones, from Grand Creek!, Misses
Nell and Myrtle Thomas, Bertha and
Selma Jones, Gladys and Mandy
Green. The house was beautifuly
decorated with ferns and rhoddond
ron. Many interesting games (were
played and a delicious salad course
Mr: Reggie Abbot and Miss Nell
Thomas motored from Sylva to Bry.
son City, Friday.
Misses Myrtle Thomas and Bertha
Jones made a business trip to Dills
Mrs. Joe Messer and daughter,
called at Mr. Jno. Brooks', Sunday.
Miss Bessie Brooks and brother,
Cornclins made a business trip to
Mr. W. W. Jones made a trip to
? Mrs. Bessie Henson left Saturday
for Paint Rock, Tenn., where she
will spend the summer.
Mrs. Etta Bradley callcd at Mrs.
Johnson Thomas', Thursday.
The rain came before the people
got done planting. Wc are afraid
some will be behind.
The prospects for a good fruit
crop sure look promising in this part.
Mr. and Mrs. G. Norton spent the
^ day with Mr. and Mrs. M. M. Pierson
Mr. D. A, Bunigamcr, frogi Cash
iers, was herp on business.
Mr. Lawrence McGuire went to
i # ?
Mrs. J. J. Evitt visited Mrs. Lewis
Norton, Monday. \
Mr. Frank Henson, from Gastonia,
has been visiting his parents, Mr.
and Mrs. W. A. Henson.
Mrs. George Bumgarner and
daughter and Mrs. T. L. Jamison, of
Gleville visited Mrs. Lyman Stewart,
Mr. B. Norton took dinner Mr. G.
Norton last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Deck Henderson, of
Erastus spent Saturday night with
Mr. and Mrs. S. L. McGuire.
COURT CONVENES MONDAY
May term of Jackson County su
perior court convenes, Monday, with
Judge Henry P. Lane presiding.
The term is for the trial of civil
cases only, and the calendar is full,
every case on the docket having been
plaecd on the calendar for trial, and
it is hoped to clear the docket, which
has been congested for several years.
ROAD TO ASHEVTLLE OPENED
The new highway has been opened
for travel from Addie to Willits, al
lowing traffic on the road all the way
from Sylva to Ashevillc. The Wil
lets-Addie Link is not tompletcd, and
probably will not be for several
weeks, but trafT.c goes on it now.
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DILLSBORO ROAD CLOSED
The road from Sjflva to Dillsboro
has been blocked sine; Tuesday, and
will probably be blocked for several
weeks, by construction on the' new
route. All traffic must detour via.
the Savannah road.
LICENSE TO WED
Marriage licenses were issued to
the following persons, during the
past month, by Register of Deeds
Raymond R. Nicholson:
John A. Parker, to Bertha Mid
dleton; Marcus -Math is, to Rosa L.
Moore; A, F. Arlington, to Zana
Wood'; Kelly Frady, to Blanche
Buchanan; Alvin Charles Yonally,
to Sadie Moigan ;W.N.Cook to Lil
lian Stillwell; Frank Bently, to
Myrtle Bryson; H T. Hensley, to
Belle Cunningham; L. M. McCoy, to
Amanda C has tain. Colored : Alex
Parks, to Nettie Smith.
The unscreened home swarms with
flniyr of tarn* \
FOUR JACKSON MEN DRAW .
TERMS IN FTOERAL COIJllT
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Wos Reese was sentenced to serve
six months in jail, and Em Chastain
drew 2 years, Bob Chastain 18 months
and Don Chastain a year and a day
in the Atlanta prison, for violations
of the prohibition laws, before. Judge
Webb at the present term of the
United States District Court, in
Asheville, according to the Asheville
Jack Frost came Wednesday night
ajid killed lots of the farmers stuff,
making every thing late this spring.
Mrs. Cora Gibson and little daugh
ter, Mildred left Thursday for New
port, Tcnn., to visit her sister, Mr*.
Mr. Namon Rives of Oeona Lufta
spent Sunday with home folks here.
Mre. Sarah Nation visited her y
brother, Mr. Robert Jon'es at Whit
Messrs Hershell 43aker and Glenn
Burr were here Sunday from Dills
Mr. DeWitt Gibsoif who has been
in Colorado for sevefal months re
turned here Sunday night with his
mother. They will make their home
here for awhile. v
Mr. Talmagc Sherrill, of Olivet,
was here Sunday afternoon.
Miss Lila Dills dined at Miss
Bessie Sellers', Sumhn.
Mrs. N. J. Brown called at Mrs.
Henry Raby's, Siiuday.
Mrs. May Bumgarner and children
called at' Mrs. John Bumgqrner's,
Prof. 0. S. Dilfard, of Sylva was
here, Monday. >
Rosevelt Ward was in town Mon
Mrs. Bennie A;;lie and daughter,
?Mrs. Glenn Segle were in town, Fri
Mr. Fred Hooper, of Sylva passed
through here Thursday, enroute to
Mr. Geo. M. Cole, of Sylva was
here Thursday on busine s.
Messrs. C. A. Davis and W. M.
ik^pug I k^ic -Wkn i n day
enroute to Whittier.
Mr. J.S. Sellers will give free sing
ing lessons at the sch:iol house Sat
urday night in the new song liooks.
Everybadv is invited to come.
The infant of Mr. and Mrs. Pink
Styles died at their home Sunday
morning, May 6, and was laid to rest
in the Franklin cemetery.
Mr. Nelson Dills visited his grand
parents, Mr, and Mrs. W. W. Dills,
Mr._ Pink Stylos' mother, frtim
Lowoll, has been spending a few
days with her son.
Rev. and Mrs. .1. R. Church, Mri
and Mrs. G. T. Cooper, Messrs! 1 1.
6. and P. H. Ferguson, Miss Ann.'o
Howell and Mrs. J. K. Terrell At
tended District Conference at Frank
lin, last week.
Miss Hester Owen is at home after
finishing her school near Rutherford
Miss Sadie Queen, of Sylva, is
spending a few days with relatives.
Mr. Grady Martin, who has been
at Canton for- some time spent thn
week end with home folks.
Mr. J. 0. Terrell made a businc.1;;
trip to Sylvr., Saturday.
Mr. Krastus Hlaiiton, of Seotl
Creek, spent Saturday night at Mr.
J. G. Hocjier's. ,
Mrs. S. tt. lloyle is visiting a men,*
Mrs. J. IT. Hughes and Mrs. A. C.
H^yle visited Mrs. OIus Howell,
Mr. and Mrs. llarlev Howell called
at Mr. W. Jf. Hovle's, Sunday.
Mrs. R. E. Owen and Miss Mnjr !<j
Worlev made a Shopping trip to
Mrs. J. T. Bird and children, of \
Sylva, spent the week end at Mr.
C. A. Bird's.
Miss Audrey Bird sj>ent Sunday
,ht with Miss Annie Lizzie Ter
i\Ir. Carl Campbell has moved to
Mr. Or-* ?*? Martin, of Bryson City,
spent the v. . ?!: rnd with his r jthcr,
MrSi J. C. :vo:i.
Saturday, I ?. .? ivrntv 'xth, has
been appointed a.; t!:c day for clean
ing off our cemetery, ami Syliday tlia
twenty seventh, in the afternoon, as
the time for dccc ruling the gr.ive.4.
Also a sermon to mothers at 3 P. 5F.
Legumes feed the soil, build fer
tility and maintain it. Even* farm
'that brings in a profit at the end o*
every normal years grows one o*