y$1.50 the Year in Advance in the
Sylva, N.C., Wednesday, January 27, 1927 '$2.00 the Year in Advance Outside County
ON $2000 BOND
T. K. Womsley, of Asheville, driver
of the car that struck and instantly
kiiicd Willard Norman, young Addie
boy, a few weeks ago, was held to the
February term of the superior court
of Jackson county, by Geo. W. Sut
t/>n. judge of the Recorder's court, at
a ?rcliminary hearing, Monday.
Womsley did not offer any evi
dencc. but the evidence of a young
Ivy who said he saw the tragedy,
v..-,* to the effect that Womsley was
tuning down the road at a great
of speed and struck the Norman
vr> who, the witness stated, was
v)'.. ('oiicrete roadway, killing him in
.lieorgC Robinson, who was prose
cuted hy the state and his wife on
a charge of abandoment and non
strtTort, was acquitted by the re
?o\:!or and ordered discharged,
'/?i.nriev Bennet, found guilty of
ranging stock in the stock law terri
tory. was taxed with the costs of the
action and judgment suspended.
J. \V. Ribonson was fined the
ritual $25.00 and costs on a drunken
Johnny Jones was Convicted on a
second offense of drunkenness under
the Galloway Brvson Act, and prayer
for judgment was continued until
April 11, upon payment of the costs.
Jim Hensley and Fred Sutton were
found guilty of an affray and senten
ced to six months each on the roads,
the sentence being suspended upon
^ Will Ridley and Clyde Gibbs were
found not guilty of an assault.
Ed. Barnes was acquitted on an
P. H. Wood was fined $25.00 and
the costs on a charge of being drunk. |
Will Styles charged with forgery j
was given a hearing. Probable cause 1
was found and he was bound to the
superior court under $300.
Pelos Barch, found guilty of trans
porting was fined $100, and the court
ordered that tatae. thepaopersfl
,./ oath and refuse^ fto pfcy the fine, that
1 the commissioners hire him out to,
work out the amount of the fine and,
'Richarcj Hoxit and Arthur Hoxit,
charged with manufacturing failed tc
appear v when cajled, and judgment
nisi sci fa and capiases issued.
?) Joe H: McDowell also failed to
answer and the same judgment' was
recorded in his case.
Pock 'Shular found guilty of driv
ing an autortiibile without liccnsc,
was taxed with the costs and judg
Mr. and MRS. THOMPSON
On Saturday evening Mr. and Mrs.
Charles Thompson entertained at
cards a number of friends, at their
home "Oakmont," at Beta, when four
tables of bridge were assembled. Those
present, besides Mr and MrS. Thomp
son, were Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Dillard,
Mr. and Mrs. lien N. Queen, Mr.
and Mrs. '"Harry E. Buchanan, Mr.
and Mrs. W. A. McNeill, Mr. and
Mrs. F.. Ford King, Mrs. F. E. Alley,
Jr-> Mrs. 1). E. Murray, Miss Lillie
Evcrptt, Mr^ George Bresingham and
Mr. Dan ToVnpkins.
Mrs. Thompson served sandwiches,
ambrosia, small cakes, doughnuts and
STUDY CLUB ORGANIZED
The executive committee of the
Woman's Study Club met at the
home of Mrs. M. Buchanan, Jr., on
list Friday afternoon and organized
a. Junior Study Circle of the Wo
man's Sti'dy Club, the members of
the T K. forming the new organi
Officerr. lor the new club will be
elected at a later date. The young
ladies i'c:nint_' the new study club are
Misses Ruih Oliver, Alma Fisher,
Maude i iaihcrwood, Myrtle Hensotl,
%elyn Campbell, Katie McKee, Docia
-Garrett and Mrs. Pat Cole and Mrs.
"alter L. Jones. Members of the
executive committee of the Woman's
Study Club present were Mr9. M.
^chai.an, Jr., Mrs. M. H. Morris,
J|rs- E. L. McKee, Mrs. J. L. Dillard,
!*rs- J. R. Buchanan, and Mrs. Billy
After the organization of the new
Mrs. Buchanan served sand
arches, checse and confections and
* social hour was enjoyed by those
Two men giving their names as
.Robert and Charlie Queen and their
address as Dillsboroj taken by local
jfficers Sunday night near the Geor
gia line on a liquor charge, may be
ncld on a more serious charge, as a
result of a quantity of blood found
on the car they were driving, offi
cers indicated Monday morning.
The officers had been co-operating
with Georgia officers in a liquor raid
just across the line, they said, when,
on their return to Franklin, they
were overtaken bv a Dodge tourinu
car. The officers blocked the road,
whereupon the other car stopped, and
the officers heard something thrown
out of the Dodge. It was later found
by the officers to have been sL\
gallons of liquor.
The two men. and car were brought
to Franklin, and the men lodged in
the Macon county jail.
The car showed evidences of lfav
ing been in a wreck, both left fenders
being badly smashed. The blood,
however, was along the right run
ning-board, under the hood, and just
inside the front door of the car.
Most of (it lay, in great clots, along
the runnings board.
The men's explanation of the blood
is that they had given "lift" to a
man whose foot vvas cut.
In the car was an extra overcoat,
said by the men to have been thcii
brother's, officers say; also two extni
caps. Each of the two men had a
pistol. One contained only two car
tridges, while the other was fully
The capture of the two men follow
ed a raid on a filling station, just
across the Georgia line, by officer:
of this county and Rabun counts.
(ia. ' Two men arid slightly more thai
40 gallons Of ilquor were taken there ^
Two quart cans, the officers $a>.
was hidden in the stove, while l'oti
10-gallon barrels were discovered1
juried in thj^arih,^ an ivey-thickou
StisT outsi3e the" filling station. An
other small container filled with liq
uor was found buried in the bant
of, the road, according to , the officer.-, j
The men captured at the fiilin' j
\veiNe Cecil Holt, projLu'i
..u station, and a man nauteu i-,- . t ,
ard, said to be his employee. They
were taken tp Clayton by the Georgia
officers, and local officers, return
ing to the line late Sunday nigh,
found them back at the ^filling station,
they /sSid, presumably out on bond. 1
Officers have long believed thr.t
the Georgia filling station was aftua>
ly an "open saloon," they say.
The above item, taken from the
Franklin Press, refers to (two boys
who are well known and Well thought
of in Dillsboro and Sylva. They are
of good families and are Students
at the Central High School in Sylva.
They were released on bonds of
$050 each* the bonds being furnished
by their fathers.
THE JURORS DRAWN
FOR FEBRUARY COURT
The following is the list of jurors
drawn for the .^February term of
superior court, for this county^
Paul Warren, J. W. Buchanan, C.
M. Wells, Lewis J. Smith, John V.
Ashe, R. F. Hall, R. L. Blackwell,
II. H. Bryson, H. B. Pickclsimer, L.
T. Watson, James G. Messer, E. D.
Hooper, John L. Wood, B. R. Hen
son, J. C. Collins, James A. "Reed,.
George Extine, James Cowan, j; E.
Hooper, J. M. Galloway, D. A. Bailey,1
F. C. Fisher, J. W. Cope, W. L. Pain
ter, Jr., W. M. Fowler, G. T. Cooper,
R. A. McClure, Dallas Sutton, Char
ley Norris, W. M. Frizzell, D. A.
Norman, Deck Henderson and T. B.
W. L. Cook, W. H. Conlcy, W. S.
Fowler, J. R. Dillard, J. T. Smith,
L. W. Crawford, Alex Woodard, A. F.
Clousc, W. G. Phillips, W. Mike
Brown, C. M: Martin, J. J. Wild,
Lee Hooper, Kenyon Moody, M. E.
Buchanan, J. R. Hooper, R. A. Panglc
and L. C. Cagle.
LITTLE CHILD DIES
Bettie Lee, the small daughter of
Mrs. Annie Long, died here, early
Sunday morning, following a short
illness. The funeral and interment
were held Monday, at Webster,
FIND PROSPECT BRIGHT
FOR EARLY ACTION TO
GET NATIONAL PARK
x Prospects arc brighter than ever (
before for obtaining legislation ncces- j
sary in the acquisition of lands in the
Great Smoky Mountains for a nation-;
al park ^t an early date, it was as
serted by l)on ?S. Elias, publisher of
The Times, on his return Saturday
from Raleigh and Washington^ where
ho was in conference with state and
national officials in the interest of
'the park pkjn.
Members of the Appalachian Nat
ional Park commission and represen
tatives of the National Park Service
will visit the Great Smokies, this
spring with the idea of determining
what areas shall be acquired first, ac
cording to a Washington dispatch
to The Times Saturday night.
On the trip to Washington Mr.
Elias was accompanied by State
Senator Plato Ebbs, of Ashevillc;
Mark Squires, . representative' from
GIVEN AT CULLOWHEE
CULLOWIIF.E, N. C, Jan. 20?One
of the most enjoyable talks ever
heard by a Cullowhce audience was
the illustrated lecture given last
evening in the Cullowhce auditorium
by Mr H. N. Wheeler'of the U. S.
Forest Service. At 7:30 o'clock the
school auditorium was filled almost
to capacity with Cullowhec Normal
students and town folks. ,
In a forceful and interesting man
ner, Mr. Wheeler vividly described
the wanton 'destruction that is being
made of many of our most valuable
gifts of hatu/c. He exhorted his
audiehcc ti>, take steps to preserve
and conserve the forests, wild life,
and other natural resources.
Mr. Wheeler is a special lecturer
of the U. S. Forest Service, Depart
ment of Agriculture, Washington, D.
C. He is now lecturing in various |
parts of North Carolina under the [
auspices of \the Division of Forestry
Service, Department of (Conservation j
n.i 1 Development, Raleigh, N. C.
WILL LEWIS DOING .
Will Lewis, who lives con Little j
Safvannah, began about a year ago!
working his?sniall farm on the cow,
sow and hen program. Starting with
one cow and a small flock, he
now has 5 milk cows, 1(X) liens, And
two brood sows. For a year . now, j
Mr. Lewi's, has been selling cream,
feeding hOgs, and raising chickens,
Evidently he finds it pays, for he is
constantly adding to his he'rd and
flock, and a short time ago invested
in a. cream seperator.
Mr. Lewis has mated 45 white leg-j
horn hens and will hav(p his baby!
chicks hatched in April for fall layers.1
He has planned his crops this year j
with a view to growing feed fori
cows, chickens and sows; and will
lime a small part of > his acreage this
year in order to grow more legumes
and cover crops. Mr. Lewis has
gradually grown into the business
and finds that it pays when properly
County Agent C. V,W. Tilson says
that he would like to see 1D0 Jack
son county farmcds developing this
type of farming, this year.'
MRS. McKEE MUCH IMPROVED
Friends of Mrs. Mattic M. McKec
will be glad to know that she is
much improved, following her recent
illness, at the home of her grand
daughter, Mrs. David H. Brown, at
Caldwell county in the state house
of representatives, and two members
of the park commission from Ten
nessee, Col. Dave, Chapman and Gen.
The delegation went to Washing
ton, Mr. Elias said, to obtain definite
and complete information concerning
the park project for submission to
the general assembly in connection
with the movement for a $2,000,000
state appropriation. ,
State aid will be sought in the
present session of the general assem
bly in the interest of the park which
has been accepted by Congress as
a federal proposition conditioned up
on donation of the land. Governor
McLean has been asked ? to support
a proposal to issue $2,000,000 in bonds
to supplement private subscriptions
made in North Carolina and Tennes
DR. ROBERTS DEAD IN
A BURNING AUTO
Authentic reports, brought to Sylva
by Mr.. M. Buchanan, who has just
returned from a visit to Florida, are
to the effect that Dr. Charles L.
Roberts was burned to death in his
automobile, near his Florida home,
a few weeks ago.
Dr. Roberts had been called to at
tend a sick patient, and when he
failed to arrive at his destination
within a reasonable time, a search
was instituted and Dr. Roberts was
found, burned beyond recognition,
underneath wfotkage of his motor
car, It .was belfcycd that the car had
ovpsttfrned, catcprng Dr. Roberts by
t^e foot, and tlat he was thus im
prisoned, while ihe car burned.
Dr. Roberts be remembered by
many Sylva andjackson county peo
pie, having spent the entire summer
here, with a large number of patients
which he brought with him to Sylva,
SEEKS FEDERAL COURT
FOR BRYSON CITY
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Washington, Jan. 22.?Representa
tive Weaver filetl in the house Sat
urday the report of the judiciary
committee on the Bulwinkle-Overman
bill providing an additional court;
district for North Carolina. \
If this bill passes the congress,
Representative Weaver contemplates,
the introduction of further legislation
to provide for holding a term of the
federal court at Bryson \City, he
At present cases from Clay, Chero
kee, Graham, Swain, Macon, and
Jackson counties must be tried at
Asheville. Many'of these caises are
of minor importance; but it is, neces
sary to bring the witnesses to Ashe
ville, a long distance at great Expense.
On the a\eragc case, Reuresentative
Weaver said, there arc about four
witnesses, and a (court at Bryson
City would save great expense to
the government, the litigants and the
witnesses, and would be more con
venient than now to the six counties
Representative Weaver said that
he was asking for the establishment
of a postofficc at Lake Lure. Here
he said the demand for convenient
postal facilities is urgent.
PRESIDING ELDER TO PREACH
Rev P. W. Tucker, presiding elder
of the Waynesville District, will
preach at the Methodist church here,
Sunday morning at 11 o'clock. '
JOURNAL HAS SMALL FIRE MONDAY
Monday afternoon the Jackson County Journal suf
fered a small blaze, which starting from the end of a
gasoline blow torch blowing off. I For a short time the
fire appeared really dangerous, and only the timely help
of our friends extinguished the blaze before a great deal
of damage was done. The loss sustained is approxi
Due to the fire, the Journal is delayed in putting in
its appearance this week, and it is through the neighborly
assistance of the' Franklin Press that we are able to
come out at all~ The Press offered to assist us by set
ting up several columns of type for us, and the Journal
is very gratefullor that; assistance. ' r\
Homer Higginson, held in Swain
county jail, at Bryson City, charged
with an attempted criminal assault
upon Lucille Morgan, nurse at Bryson j
City hospital, was given a hearing)
in Sylva, Saturday, on a habeas cor
pus proceeding before Walter E.
Moore, resident judge of this district, j
Higginson applied to have his bond
of $3500.00, as fixed by Magistrate
W. M. Taylor, at Bryson City, re
duced, which was opposed by the
state and the private prosecution.
Higginson's jttorney, Judge Thad
D. Bryson, took the position that
there was not sufficient evidence to
convict his client of the crime with
which he is charged, admitting that
a conviction of an assault upon a
female might be sustained. The de
fendant gave Jlis testimony in an
affidavit appealing to the judge to
reduce the bond.
A number of affidavits were read,
and the 17 year-old girl and Dr.
James DcHart went on the stand.
Miss Morgan testified that Higginson
had taken her from Bryson City
against *her protest, and arriving at
the end of the bridge, near Gover
nor's Island, that he began to put
his arms about her and made im
proper proposals, and was insistent
upon his demands, when she became
frightened, jumped from the car and
she said, followed her and forced
her back- into the car, and headed
toward Bryson City, when he again
began his misconduct. She said that
she opened the door of the car, .and
that was the last thing she remem
bered, until she regained conscious
ness in the hospital, the next day.
l)r .DcHart testified that the girl
was found in the grounds of the
hospital and taken to a ward in an
unconsious condition. She, he swor.i,
had an evidence of a heavy blow
on the back of the head, and finger
prints oh -her-4b*?afr.?
The young girl proved an excellent
character by the clerk of the court
of Swain county, and by other wit
Judge Moore refused the petition
to lower the bond, and Higginson"
was committed to the custody of
the sheriff of Swain, until bond
in the amount as fixed by the magis
strate is furnished.
W. F. LEOPARD IS DEAD
W. F. Leopard, affectionately known
to Jackson county people as "Uncle
Whit," died at his home in Sylva, i
Monday night, following a long ill- 4
ness, at the age oi 69.
Mr. Leopard, who was a native of
the county, lived for the greater
part of his life in Mountain town
ship, and was known as a good man
and an excellent citizen. A few years
ago he moved to Sylva and has made
his home here since that time.
The funeral and interment were
held Wednesday on the Cullowhee
Mountain, near the old home of the
He is survived by his widow and
four sons and three daughters, all
of whom are grown. The sons are
Alfred, Ransom and Ben Leopard,
of Mountain township, and Lee Leo
pard of Sylva; and the daughters are
Mrs. Porter Childers and Mrs. John
Rogers, of Sylva, and Mrs. Will Hed
den, of Walnut Creek.
P. D. K. HONORS MEMBER
Mrs. Pat Cole, who before her
marriage during the holidays was Miss
Louise Duckett, was the honor guest
at a party, given by members of
the P. D. K., at the home of Miss
Ruth Oliver. Only members of the
Klan were present, who were Misses
Docia Garrett, Myrtle Henson, Maude
Leatherwood, Alma Fisher, Ruth Oli
ver, Katie McKee, Evelyn Campbell,
Mrs. Walter L. Jones and Mrs. Pat
A feature of the evening was the
presentation of a set of silver from
the Klan to Mrs. Cole.
Refreshments, consisting of am
brosia, in orange cups, cake, sand
wiches and hot chocolate, were served.
Lovely handmade place cards were
used and on the plate of the honor
guest was placed a miniature bridge.
WARD HAS OPERATION TODAY
Glenn Ward was taken to the
\ngcl hosnital, in Franklin, today, for
an operation for appendicitis.
1500 ATTEND THE
A crowd estimated at more than
1500 peaple attended the funeral of
Mack Young, Mitchell county man,
who committed suicide in Boon
Young was well known in Jackson
county, having frequently visited here,
in his capacity as mica buyer for the
Asheville Mipa Company, and he
was married in Syiva, several years
He had just been driven by a
son and daughter, Gale and Daphne
Young, to'the old home from Spruce
Pine, and the two children were
preparing to return to the hotel when
they heard a shot, and rushed into
the home to find their father dying
from a pistol wound. Coroner Smith
held an inquest and rendered a
verdict of suicide.
The cause of his act has not yet
been revealed although it was known
that he had not been feeling well
recently and had appeared worride,
He had been purchasing agent for
the mica firm for 20 years, and had
often visited Asheville and Biltmore'
He had lived at the Yowana hotel
with his wife since he bought the
hotel Sept. 1, 1926. His wife operated
Surviving him besides his. wife are
ten children: Mrs. Willie May Thom
as of Boonford; and the following
children in Spruce Pine; Herbert
John, Jette, Gale, Daphne, Murcetus,
Retta, Dorothy and another son aged
THE NORMAL GIRLS
FORM AN ASSOCIATION
The Young Women'9 House Gov
ernment Association of the Cullowhee
State Normal met last Monday and
-eketed- k? for th* winter
quarter: ' '*
President, Miss Edna Robinson;
V'ice-President, Miss Cora Mock; Sec,
and Treas., Miss Mildred Stancel;
Council Members: Miss Elizabeth
Sorrell, Miss Sudie Hunter, Miss
Francis McCarter, Miss Elizabeth
Moody, and Miss Hyhurnia Shipman.
Faculty Advisors: Miss Edna
Reams, and Miss Lula Jones,
Wc arc assured that with the elec
tion of this new executive committee
our association will continue to do
good work. We have chosen some
of our finest students; this they have
shown in their work at Cullowhee,
and in their friendly manner.
Sec. & Treas., Y. W. H. G. A.,
Cullowhee State Normal
CONDUCT HEALTH CLINIC
Dr. Lee, of the North Carolina
Board of Health, is conducting a
clinic for the school children of
Jackson County, at the Central High
School this Week. The preliminary
work had been done by the health
nurse, and the children of the county
who were found to be under weight
were given examinations by Dr. Lee.
This work is being done under the
auspices of( the Woman's Study
Club, of Sylva.
MOORE ALLOWS $7500
BOND FOR COLVIN
i Judge Walter E. Moore, after
hearing the evidence in a heabas
corpus proceeding, Saturday, allowed
D. Colvin, charged with the murder
of Thomas Jordan, in Graham county,
to be given his liberty under bond
in the sum of $7500.00.
The affair occurred in Graham
county, last October, and is said to
have grown out of a liquor trans
action, when Colvin was assiting the
officers. Since the shooting Colvin
has been in the Cherokee county
jail, awaiting trial. Albert Colvard,
yvho was shot at the same time, and
who it was thought had recovered,
was said at the proceeding to be in
a most critical condition.
MRS. GRIFFIN ROBINSON
Mrs. Griffin Robinson underwent an
operation for appendicitis, at the
Angel Hospital, Franklin, Monday*
Her friends will be glad to learn that
reports from the hospital are to the
effect that her condition is considered