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jjl 50 the Year in Advance in the County Sylva, N. C., Wednesday, January 12,1927 $2.00 the Year in Advance Outside County
Included in the budget for the next
two years, as presented to the general
assembly nnd recommended by Gov
ernor McLean is $230,000 for 'per
manent improvements at the Cullow
hee State Normal School, the state
institution located in Jackson county,
ami the friends of th? institution
am! the i>coplc of the county are
much pleased with the recommenda
tion of the governor, although the
institution had requested in its esti
mate^ needs that the sum of $321,
(100 be appropriated.
For the running expenses of the
school it was recommended that $55,
000 ho appropriated for 1927-28 and
*1,0.000 for 1928-29. $70,000 and $76.
000 respectively had been requested
by the institution. The present ap
propriations as made by the last gen
era! assembly were $39,000 for the
last year and 47,500 for the school
year now in progress.
MEN HURT IN SMASH
Three members of a party of Frank
lin men en route to Charlotte to at
tend a Shriners' convention were in
jured. one of them rather seriously,
when their automobile skidded on the
slick pavement and collided with an
other car several miles East of Can
ton shortly before noon Tnesday.
The injured are:
T. S. Munday, proprietor of the
Muiidav hotel at Franklin, broken!
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jaw, taken to Meriwether hospital,
Dr. Alvah Pierce, Franklin, bruis
es and sprained knee and ankle.
M. L. Dowdle, Frankli,n injured
Dr. W. A. Rogers, a member of the
party in another car, gave first aid
mcdinal attention to the injured
Mr. Dowdle was driving the car
which was wrecked in the accident
and in which Mr. Munday and Dr.
Pierce, the other men who were in
jured, were riding.
Among the other members of the
Franklin party were.
F. L. Higdon, vice president of the
Carolina Provision company .1. M. (
Roper, Franklin manager of the Wes- j
.tern Electric company and Sam L.
Franks, post master.
The uninjured members of the par
ty, after doing all they could for the f
accident victims, continued on their
way to Charlotte for the Shrine cer-J
onionials Tuesday night.
It was not learned who was driving
the car which collided with the Dow
dle automobile, but it wus stated that
it was not seriously damaged and no
one in it was injured.
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DORMITORY BURNED AT
Hickory, X. C., Jan.\8?Weaver
Hall, the boys dormitory of Ruther
ford College, 12 miles from here, was
destroyed by fire this Afternoon. The
loss was estimated at $10,000.
This is the second college building
within a radius of 12 miles of Hick-,
orv that has been destroyed by flames
in the last three dayS, the adminis
tration building of Lenoir-Rhyne col
lie at Hickory burning Thursday
morning. J I
President W. F. Starnes of Rutli
erford College, said the building
would be replaced as soon as pos
sible. Meantime the 92 students who
roomed in the dormitory will live in
All clothing was saved except that
belonging to 12 students rooming on
the third floor.
The fire started in the attic and
when discovered had spread to the
.third floor. A large crowd gathered
and watched the building burn to
There was no means of combating
l.u*0 MILLS STATE HIGH
WAYS BUILT LAST YEAR
Burin? W'fl ' e Nort'i 0.?r I'y
^t:ri ?. ' rmmission b.1
inijnovcd 1,119 miles of state high
ways at a construction cost of $19,
FAVORS THE PARK
The general assembly and the
Governor arc favorable to the Great
Smoky Mountains National Park, ac
cording to Representative Harry Net
tles of Buncombe county, i
J A dispatch from the Asheville Times
Raleigh Bureau says-:
"Much sentiment favorable to a
. state appropriation toward the de
velopment of the Great Smoky Moun
tains National park has been obscrv
cd among members of the general as
sembly by Representative Harry L.
Nettles of Asheville during the first
half week of the session of the, legis
lature, he said Saturday.
The fact that Gov. McLean did not
mention the park project in his mes
sage has not been interpreted as mean
ing that the executive is opposed to
an appropriation for it, said Rep
resentative Nettles, but as meaning
only that the governor desires some
body else to make the proposal."
HOME WEEKLY AMERI
CA'S GREATEST PAPER
Chapel Hill, Jan. 7?The greatest
newspaper in America today is the
country weekly and it is bound to
survive, declared John H. Casey, pro
fessor of rural journalism in the Un
iversity of Missouri School of Jour
nalism, who addressed the Newspaper4
Institute at its closing session today
Mr. Casey emphasized the point
that the country weeklies now have
"a combined circulation of 15,000.
000 copies weekly, read by 76,000,000
"'The weekly will survive as it has
developed," he asserted, "that is,I
through service?servicc to the com-,
"In tho aggregate the country |
weekly in America is issued in 12,0001
editions 52 times a year, published i
in 12,000 separate newspaper of fin-1
es in 8,000 different towns and vil-!
lages, which offices occupy a com-;
bined floor space far in excess of'
that afforded by the great Woolwortli
building of New York City and tho 1
great Wriglev building of Chicago. I
"The country weeklies with their
75,000,000 readers, eonsistitute ii!
the aggregate and individually, the
best advertising medium of products
satisfying, or promising to satisfy, a
human want I hat this advertising age
It was Professor xCasey's belief
that "we will always have the coun
try weekly with us in some form even
though all of our population should
move to the city. These community
weeklies, collectively and individual
ly, will always assert a tremendous in
fluence for the building of better
homos, better communities in which
to live, and better men and women.
As contrasted with the primitive type
of country weekly, in America, run
ordinarily for political purposes, tho
modern type of country weekly has
prosperity spelled on every page in
every issue. v
"The one unpardonable thing about
the country weekly," said Profes
sor Casey, "is for it to neglect its
editorial column to develop its news
and advertising columns. Many
weeklies ignore the editorial priv
lege or fill in with some canned
stuff from the city syndicate house
when there arc so many local prob
lems crying for the editor's atten
tion. These things, too, have the
right to expect editorial treatment
in a small community. / t
."Without its weekly newspaper,
typical American community would
be like a school without a teacher o.
ja church without a pastor," he con
cluded. "In the aggrergate, the
country weekly determines the out
come of more elections, exerts a
greater influence for constructive
community progress, is read longer
bv more members of the family and
constitutes, with its circulation of
15,000.000 a better advertising med
ium than any other group of news
papers or periodical pi blications. In
addition to which it has the most
I specialized of publications and at the
I same time the most universal in ap
TELLS OF FLOOD
Mrs. E. H. ?ippercr of Nashville,
formerly Miss Ruth Dillard of Sylva,
in a letter to her mother, Mi's. H. E. i
Dillard, describes the west Tennessee'
j flood, caused by the rising water of I
j the Cumberland river. The letter was J
written while the river was at its.
"I thought maybe you'd think we
had floated away, but we "aint yit."!
Old Hickory is isolated, but mail and
food arc being brought to the people
| by aeroplane. Just think the river
that we wMit fishing on in a little
canoe, last summer, has riscn24.9
feetj but the paper said today that
' the crest was reached and the river'
would start falling today. That sure
ly is good news because I 've beei'
scared stiff?as I can't swim. , We'
w<*ntout to the fedge of town Friday!
morning and just lots of little houses j
iare covered up and some floating j
around on top the water. Just think,
now this was all happening from wat
er backed up iij the lowest places .1
mile front the river. We have to cross
Stone River and the Cumberland is j
holding it up until it is a mile wide
and it isn't a very large river."
During the past week?
Rev. Abe Norman preached an
earnest sermon to a large attentive'
Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Bird went 10
Cullowhec to visit the infant son of
Prof, and Mrs. W. E. Bird, who is
Mr. Troy Lee Nation who is in
Brvson City Hospital is reported im
! Mrs. D. S." Flinton of (Charleston,
S. tf." visited Mr. and ' Sirs. C. A.
Bird nnd other relatives. r
Mrs. W. F. Battle returned from
n visit with her son, Dr. Ras Battle
of Etowa, Tenn.
Mr. and, Mrs. .Tames Parks of
Greensboro visited at Mr. James Bat
Mrs. Fftyc Varnek returned ro
Whittier after a visit to her sister,
Mrs. P. C. Shelton.
i Mr. Ram Perrv ITvatt of Callow
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hee school spent the week end with
Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Kinsland, Jr.
visited relatives on Con ley's Creek.
Mr. J. T. Bird of Sylva spent the
'week end at Mr. C. A. Bird's.
I Prof. P. C. Henson and Rev. II.
i C. Crist of Whittier called at Mr. H.
Mr. T. W. McLaughlin motored to
Messrs. K. Howell, S. M. Crisp, J.
I). Parker, and C. B. Terrell made a
trip to Sylva.
Mr. J. B. Battle of Sylva stopped
at Mr. E. S. Keener's.
Mr. Troy Gibson made a trip to
Miss Eula Childress of Conlevs
1 Creek spent awhile with Mrs. Mary
Ruth and Edward Copening re
turned to Brvson City after a visit
with their aunt., Mrs. Jno. Freeman.
Mr. .T. C. Johnson and family,'Mrs.
Clvde Marcus and Mr. Jack and Miss
Eunico' Tnrp?n were dinner guests fit
Mr. Homer Turpin's;
Mr. a^d Mrs. D. C. Hughes visited
at Mr. G. J. Rnbv's.
Mrs. J. R. Messer was a visitor at
Mr. John Freeman's.
Mr. and M^s. T. M. Hughes visited
at Mr. Horace Howell's.
i Mrs. Mark Blanton and Misses
Bertha Buchanan and Alpha Dickin
son visited at Mr. D. M. Shuler's.
! Miss Grace Hovle returned home
aftor a visit with Mrs. W. Hovle.
' M'sces Trene Rabv and Mozelle
Moodv were guests of Miss Mary
Misses Sadie and Elsie Hovle call
ed on M'ss Cirnoo Hfijvle.
Mr. Jno. Ward an^ family visited
at Mr. D. L. Oxner'sV
J , Mr.1 and Mrs. Golman Kinsland
called at Mr. J. K. Terrell's.
Misses Claudia Hovle and Evelyn
peal. When properly conducted, it
cultivates so intensivelv its home
news field that city dailies farm
" journals and general maerazines cir
, culating in the same territory become
only secondary influences at best."
The funeral of Willard Norman,
jp' ? *
13 year old Addle boy, who was kill
ed by anj automobile driven by J. K.
Womsley of Asheville, Sunday after
noon, was held yesterday at the home
of the boy's father and interment was
in the Saul a r or Norman cemetcry.
Willard Norman was instantly kill
ed Sunday afternoon when he was
struck by an automobile, driven by
Mr. Womsley. Young Norman, with
his sister and two other companions,
was coming toward Sylva, when the
automobile, containing Mr. Womsley
and a companion, approached, com
iing in the same direction. According
to witnesses, the boy was off the
concrete 011 the right side of the road
when the car struck him. Mr. Woms
ley stated that the boy was in th?
road, and became confused, and that
he, Womsley, swirved his car to the
right to keep from striking him,
when the boy dashed in front of the
car and was struck down.
Womsley after learning that thoi
boy was dead, proceeded to Sylva and;
surrendered himself to the sheriff. A
'coronor's inquest was immediately
held, and the coronor's jnry reported
that Wizard Norman came to his
death/by an automobile driven by .T.
K. Womsley and recommended that
Womsley be .held pending further in
vestigation of the affair.
Bond in the sum of $2000 for the
appearance of Womsley at a prelimi
nary hearing to b<? held in Sylva on
Jamiary 24, was'arranged, and he
was alolwed to proceed to Asheville.
There has been much speculation
regarding the\ outcome of the case.
The state traffic laws require that
the driver of an automobile, when he
sees pedestrians on the highway,
must have his car under control and
slow down to 10 miles ah 'hour or.
bring it to a dead stop if necessary.
On the other hand, the rules for traf
fic on the highways, as promulgated
by the North Carolina Highway Com-j
mission, require pedestrians to walk
on the left side of the highway, so
that they will be faeing all vehicles
approaching them on the same side
of the road that they are occupying.
Willard Norman, the victim in the
sad tragedy, is a son of Mr. and Mrs.
E<1. Norman -of the Addie section,
and is a grandson of the Rev. M. A.
Norman. His people are among the
early settlers of the Scott's Creek
section of Jackson county, and have
1 been prominent in the county for
many years. c
REPORT MADE ON SMOKY
MOUNTAIN WATERSHED PLAN
Raleigh, N. C., Jan. 11?Findings
in a survey of a proposed Gre it
, Smoky Mountain National Park wat
1 ershed were announced today by Chas.
|E. Ray, Jr., assistant engineer of the
State Department of Conservation
| and Development.
"A forecast cover is the most
practical and influencin factor,"
Mr. Ray declared, "for the regulation
af surface waters toward flood con
trol, municipal uses and power pur
He pointed out that destructive
forces of nature through the effects
of heavy rainfall may be turned in-,
, to beneficial channels by proper hand
' ling. Streams of the Great Smokies
' are fed by the greatest rainfall in
Eastern America. They form an im
portant part of the Tennessee river
FIRST SNOW OF SEASON
The first snow of the winter greet
ed the people of this vicinity when
they arose from their beds Monday
morning. In the valleys west of the
: Balsams the snow really wasn't much
of a snow, not more than a quarter
, of an inch being recorded, whereas
in other parts of the state, including
the Piedmont, the snow fall went in
to inches. Winston-Salem and Greens
boro reporting 2 inches.
Kinsland called on Misses Ruby and
i All nature is wrapped in a blanket
of snow, and the cold, piercing winds
continue to blow.
ROYAL PINES SALESMAN IS
HELD ON DEFRAUD CHARGE
iniliUDUCtS 4 ACTS
Reprresentative Nicholson of Jack-;
sou introduced four bills of local iui-:
port, in the lower house of the gen-|
The first bill is "to repeal present,
laws and provide for better prohi-!
bition enforcement in Transylvania,
Jackson, Clay and Polk counties." It
is evident that this bill would repeal
the Galloway-Bryson Act, of the last
general assembly. |
Another bill is "to authorize road
bonds in Jackson county."
Bill No. 3 is "t o amend the law
covering the use and sale of fire
works in Jackson county."
The last blil introduced by Mr.'
Nicholson is "to make game protcc-|
tion law applicable to Jackson coun
NORTH STATE RANKS HIGH
IN FARM PRODUCTION
North Carolina during the past
year produced more tobacco and pea-'
nuts tli:#1 any other state in the Un
ion, ranked second in the production,
of soy beans ami sorghum, and third
in the production of sweet potatoes, [
according^to figures made public by
i the cooperative crop reporting ser
vice of State and Federal depart
ments of agriculture.
In 1925 North Carolina ranked
, first in the production of peanuts |
jand sweet potatoes and second in
the production of lobacco and soy
beans. It held no third places that
Nortli Carolina,-.ranks with the
other States in principal crops grown
in this state, with this state's pro
| 1st in tobacco;.393,190,100 lbs.
| ]st, in peanuts; 190,120,000 lbs.
I 2nd in soy beans; 1,312,000 bushels
2nd in sorghum; 4,004,000 gallons.
3rd in sweet potatoes; 7,5G0,000
' > 7th in cotton; 1,250,000 bales (es
8th in rye; 1,352,000 bushels.
8th in grapes; G,840 tons.
10th in peaches; 2,100,000 bushels.
11th in buckwheat; 220,000 bushels
11 tli in clovcrsecd; 25,000 tons.
12th in apples; 5,980,000 bushels.
13th in potatoes; 7,400,000 bushels.
18th in" corn; 52,272,000 bushels, i
20th in winter wheat; 6,303,000
22nd in oats; 6;820,000 bushels.
22nd in wild hay; 52,000 Ions.
24th in pears; 270,000 bushels.
27th in barley; 390,000 bushels. 1
MRS. R. M. PARRIS DIES ? j
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Mrs. R. M. Parris, 81, widow of
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the l^itc R. M. Parris, died at her
[home near Dillsboro, last Saturday,
' morning, after a long illness, follow-1
i ing her husband, who passed to the
great adventure on December 6th,
Mrs. Parris leaves three sons, Jno.
A. Parris, Sylva jeweler, and Allen
Parris and Dock Parris, both of Dills
boro, and a number of grandchildren.
The funeral was conducted Sunday
afternoon by Revi Thad F. Deitz,
! Baptist j>astor, and interment was in
the Parris cemetery.
BURT SUTTON IS IMPROVING
Burt Sutton, who was painfully,
and at first thought to be seriously
injured, while helping to clean up a
freight wreck, near Wilmot Sunday
; afternoon, is rapidly recoverihg.
Young Sutton, with others of
Master R. E. Queen's section crew,
was helping to clear the tracks fol
lowing a freight wreck, Sunday af
ternoon, and it is said that as he was
taking the bolts from a rail, that the
? angle bar struck him in the face, in
flicting painful injuries.
He was brought to Sylva and given
surgical attention and returned to his
The greater the percent of total in
come from cotton, the less the total
saving^ through a period of years,
say agricultural economists.
J. W. Roberts was held to the sup
erior court of Jackson county, Feb
ruary term, under a bond in the sum
of $1,500.00, following a hearing in
the recorder's court, Monday, on
charges brought by Lawrence Cowan
of Webster, in connection with ine
sale of a lot at Royal Pines, a realty
subdivision, between Asheville and
Hendersonville. The transaction it it*
alleged occurred last October.
The warrant issued by the solicitor
of the recorder's court of Jackson
count}', upon complaint of the Web
ster citizen alleges that Roberts, by
making false representations to him,
concerning Roberts having already
sold lot No. 12 at Royal Pines at a
profit of $250.00 over and above
what he asked Cowan to pay for it,
induccd Cowan to give check for $3o0
and tliree notes of $500 each in pay
ment of the lot, and that it was upon
this representation that Cowan pur
chased the lot, when as ? mattfer of
fact the lot was not resold,'And Rob
erts knew at tlie time he made the
representation to Cc'-'iiu that ifc wat
not sold. '..
The only witness heard was ""Mr*
Cowan, and following his testimony,
the judge of the recorder's court held
that sufficient evidence had been in
troduced to establish probable cause,
and ordered Roberts held under bond
to the su])erior court. F. E. Alley, Jr.,
for the defense moved a change of
venue to Buncombe county, which was
I)r. Roberts, who is an elderly man
was in court and made his bond in
Asheville, Mr. Silcr of the Royal
Pines organization, furnishing the
Roy Pickens was found guilty o?
being publicly drunk and drew the
statutory fine of $25.00 and the
Will Crawford and Ted Bryson
plead guilty to a charge of disturb
ing a school entertainment and judg
ment was suspended upon payment
of the cost of the action and their
good behavior for 12 months.
Hut Nicholson was found guilty of
carrying a concealed weapon and was
(fined $50.00 and the costs.
Herbert Bryson and Grady Beck
plead guilty to resisting an officer
and judgment wu suspended for six
1 months upon payment of the costs.
Each of tlie two young men irew
fines of $25.00 on drunkenness charg
llarley Wn Id roup drew a 185.00
fine on a drunkenness charge.
Joe Burton Stanley was convicted
of an assault and judgment was sus
pended upon payment of the costs.
| Deck Nicholson was found guilty
of operating an automobile while in
toxicated. He was ordered to pay the
costs and prayer for judgment was
continued until the Second Monday in
1 All other eases in the recorder's
court were continued until January
LICENSED TO WED
The following couples have been
granted licenses to wed, by Register
of Deeds W. W. Bryson, during the
j Hobart Brown to Ora J. Jones.
I Woodard Hill to Nicey Mills.
| Albert M. Anderson to Gertrude
William Hayes Bryson to Essie
J. H. Morris to Ruth Allison.
David Shuler to Lora Cochran.
Norman Nation to Sadie Beatrice
Jim Allen to Geneva Watson.
Siler Frizzell to Berthan Bumparr,.
James Luther Scott to Noami
j John D. Broom to Lorena Rogers.
Herbert Young to Nora Mae
j Robert L. Overstreet to Harriet
Martin Mathis to Eva Taylor.
James Massie to Annie Wilson,
Lawrence Tilley to Bessie L. Moore.
Erastns Henson to Berdell Styles.
When grain and livestock fanning
is mixed with cotton growing, the
highest accumulation of farm wealth
raralta, according to recent fte'lies, I