$150 the Year in Advance in the CmmiZ : w - ,
, bounty Sylva, N. C., Wednesday, Feb, 9,1927
$2.00 the Year in Advance Outside County
MOUNTAINS MOVE TO RALEIGH
FOR PARK HEARING TODAY
Large delegations from the Western
counties of the state moved toward
Raleigh on Monday and Tuesday for
the public hearing before the joint
committee of the house and senate on
the Ebbs .Nettles-Squires bill to ap
propriate Two Million Dollars in a
bond issue for the purchase, by the
state of lands for the Qreat Smoky
Mountains National Park.
the committee will meet today,
Wednesday, at noon for consideration
of the bill, and all Western North
Carolina is hopeful of a favorable re
port from the committee despite the
rumor that there is a secret lobby in
Raleigh working in opposition to the
The sentiment of the people of the
state is almost solidly favorable to
the measure, it is stated, and a num
ber of the leading men of the state
have given it their hearty support.
Almost every newspaper in North
Carolina is urging the passage of the:
bill, and it is being given wide pub
licity and editorial commendaton
from the two Asheville dailies, the
Charlotte Observer, The Greensboro
Daily News, The Raleigh News and
Observer, the Winston-Salem, Hick.l
orv, High Point and other dailies of
the state and almost every weekly in
Practically every prominent citi
zen in the western end of the state
has urged the passage of the bill, and
has contributed to the fund of half
a million dollars that has been rais
ed. In Eastern North Caorlina, Sen
ator Simmons, Representative Chas.
L Abernethy, Judge Francis D. Win
Bton and other leaders, including the
entire congressional delegation lrom
t,North Carolina, has endorsed the bill.
And yet, the advocates of it are fear
ful. They believe that it will pass;
bit they want to clinch the matter.
Western North Carolina, feeling
that with this part of the state it is
a matter of the very greatest possi
ble importance to the future of North
Carolina, and of the South, has sent
large delegations to Raleigh to urge
the passage of the bill.
Hon. Thomas A. Cox, Mr. Harry E.
Buchanan, Mr. J. Claude Allison,
Hon. Geo. W. Sutton, Commissioner
of Highways Parker, Commissioner
of Welfare Barrett and others left
Tuesday from Sylva, representing
Jackson County, and the Sylva Cham
ber of Commerce. Other Jackson!
county eitizens will follow later in
the week, or next week, if the neces
A conference with Governor Mc
Lean, was being held Tuesday with
men from Western North Carolina
interested in the park movement. This
conference follows a meeting at which
membera of congress and af the Na
tional Park Commission addressed the
North Carolina General Assembly, on
the subject last week.
The Asheville Citizen of Tuesday,
tarried the following story of the part
that Asheville is to take in the com
i Friends of tV bill said yesterday
that the hearing on Wednesday will
be the crisis of the park project. They
feci that if the joint committee rec
ommends the bill it will have smooth
laiHng through the Legislature, but
that if the committee rejects the bill
there is little hope for it at this ses
/ E. C. Greene, leader in the move
to take the delegation to Raleigh,
I ?aid yesterday afternoon: "Unless
scores of Western North Carolinians
?re willing to give one or two days
of their time to go to Raleigh in be
half of this bill all of the work done
tlie last two years in behalf of
the natf&nal park may prove to have
''Now we are faring the turning
point in the fight. Hundreds of North
Carolinians have given of their time
?nd their money to this project which
* Mgard as one of the greatest ever
? undertaken for Western North Caro
lina or for the South as a whole." ?'
. of yesterday was spent by the
y P^bcr of Commerce in getting in
towsh with civic, trade and profes
sional organizations, inviting them to
delegates to appear before the
After the delegation has arrived In
Wednesday morning a pre
jainary meeting will be held and a
?Pokesman or spokesmen chosen. Cit
During the past week:?
Bad roads and dark clouds did
.not hinder a goodly number from
, asesmbling at the church Sunday.
11 Prof. C. C. Hanson of t Whittier
[made a very interesting talk at the
Methodist church. He was accompan
ied by Mr. Rose of Ohio. |
Rev. J. R. Church stopped at Mr.'
H. G. Ferguson's enroute to Sylva
where.he preached i(or was to preach);
Sunday morning. %
Bom to Mr. and Mrs. Dallas How-'
Miss Harriet Hill vistied relatives
at East Laporte.
Messrs. G. A. Kinsland, J. M.
Hughes and C. B. Terrell motored to
Mrs. Maggie Gibson of Barkers
Creek visited at Mr. D. L. Oxner's.
Mrs. Oscar Gibson is spending a
1 while with her si^tei* Mrs. H. G. For-!
gurson. v ? I
Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Hoyle called at.
Mrs. A. C. Hoyle's.
Mr. Paul Cooper and Mrs. L. W.
Cooper have returned from a trip to
Angel hospital at Franklin,
Mr. and Mrs. Golman Kinsland,
Mrs. J. H. Hughes and Mrs. D. M.
Shuler called at Mr. J. K. Terrel's.
POINSETT GRILL HAS OPENING
Sylva's newest establishment \ and
eating place, the Poinsett Grill and
Delicatessen, had its formal opening
last Wednesday evening. A large
number of people from Sylva, Dills
boro, Bryson City and the surround
ing country called at the Poinsett
during the evening and were served
dinner. (Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Lytic
have received numerous compliments
upon the appearance of their place,
upon the delightful seivice and the
The Poinsett is located in the new
Ray building on the corner of Main
and Walnut Streets.
' ABE IMPROVING
Sylva business men state that con
ditions in this immediate section are
improving and busness is picking up
following the post holiday season of
rather slow trade.
Some of the business men state
that their January sales have ex
ceeded those of other years, and cx
pcet a continuance of increasing bus
iness. ' (
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It is believed that activities along
all lines will increase with the ap
proach of spring and the improve
ment of rqad conditions between
Svlva and the Southern end of the
I county; and, if the General Assembly
passes the pending Park measure, it
is the opinion the best informed that!
1927 will be the best year so far in
the history of Jackson county and
that all Western North Carolina will
enter upon an era of great prosperity.
SHELBY MAN WOULD 1
PUT TAX ON BOBS
Shelby, Feb. 4?Take care, milady,
if one man has his way your shorn
looks and boyish bobs may be taxed.
Some time back a local paper
staged a contest in citing five out
standing needs of the town and
county. Only last week a belated list
was forwarded, and one of the im
portant needs cited by the writer
Clarence P. Wright, was that there
should be a tax on the bobbed hair
of all girls and women over 15 years
izens from every county of Western
Carolina have signified their inten
tion of making the trip in order to
assist in the park move. Several doz
en leading citizens of Asheville wilt
be in the group and it is understood
that the plea they are going to make
to the committee will be one of the
most powerful appeals thus far made
for the park.
Franklin Press, Feb. 3.
'* Over 9,000 acres to the north of
Cowee Gap, and extending to the top
of Cowee Bald, which is included in
the property is to be subdivided, sold
in half acre lots for summer homos,
and developed, according to an an
nouncement just made here by C. T.
Hodges, of Asheville, second vice-,
| president of the development com
The property is to be known as
Yalaka Mountain Estates. Mr. Hod
jges explained thafr the word " Yaii1.
ka" is an Indian term, meaning
I''home of the eagle."
The property begins at Cowee Gap,
eight or nine miles from Franklin,
where Highway No. 285 crosses the
Cowees and extends north about four j
miles to and including the top of
Cowee Bald, which stands 5,285 feet
Development will include roads, j
water and lights, Mr. Hodges stated, j
The property has all been optioned,'
and first payments made upbii the'
greater portion of it, (Mr. Hodges in
Other officers of the concern, ac
cording to the second vice president,
who also has the sales contract, are:.
Guy Weaver, Asiujvillc attorney,!
president and treasurer; 0. J. Knob
loch, district manager of Dunn's
agency iii Charleston, S. C., first vice'
president; and J. A. Patla, attorney,
of Ashe illq, secretary. The directors
are the officers named above and L. j
R. Abbott* of Lakeland, Fla.? Zcrni
Barnes of Lakeland, Capt. William j
JtWcitz, of Lakeland, R. S. Eskridgei
of Swaniianoa, 8. Sternberg, of Ashe-j
ville, E. I. Fater, of Ashevilie, and
Dr; N. Rosenstein of Durham.
Sale of the lots will begin shortly
Mr. Hodges stated. They will be
placed on sale at first at $150 each,
and he believes many of them, he
said, will be purchased by Flori
dians, in which state he has connec
tions and formerly made his home.
Mr. Hodges expressed the opinion
that, in many instances the property
would be sold in 10 or 20 acre bloeks,
thus giving the purchaser a five or 10
a ere estate for his summer home.
People from Florida and other
places who have been taken over the
property, Mr. Hodges said, have been
enthusiastic with reference to the
scenic beauty of this section of 'he
In addition to the oflicers and di
rectors, there are other stockholders
in the company, a number of local;
men having taken stock in the con-j
I. Development of the property and
the building of summer homes on it
would virtually mean an increase in
the summer population of Franklin,
for it is but a few minutes drive over
the hard surface of 'No. 285 between
Franklin and Cowee Gap.
The property will contain 18,269
half acre lots, Mr. Hodges ^explained,
and work On the development is ex
pected to begin within the next two
Patrolman W. I. Edwards of the
Sylva police'force, shot and killed a
collie dog, which he believed to be
mad, early Tuesday morning. One
of the shots from his pistol glanced
from the concrete pavement and went
through the plate glass window of
the Poinsett Grill, breaking a show
In keeping with its policy of o.o
operation with every agency for
good in Jackson county, the Journal
will publish each week a directory
of the churches of the entire coun
ty. In order to do this we must have
the proper information and will ap
preciate it if the pastors, clerks or
other officials of the churches will
mail us a letter stating the hours
and days of service at their churchcs
the name of the pastor and other in
formation that- they may wish to put
before the people.
Jim Jenkins, said to be the driver
of the car that took a wild ride
across Western North Carolina, a
couple of weeks ago, eluding offic
ers, killing a yearling, driving over
a loaded dynamite blast, and smash
ing the car qf the chief of police of
Wavnesville, which was parked in the
road to stop him, is being held in
Buncombe county charged with run
ning down and seriously injuring a
negro in Asheville.
The Aslieville Times of Moday car
iried the following story of Jim Jen
kins, whose recent ride made him the
topic of conversation of all South
western North Carolina:
"James H. Jenkins, proprietor of
a Biltimore avenue cafe, was being
held without bond by the police Mon
day in connection with the running
down Saturday night of Munroe .Wil
son, negro. Wilson was reported in a
critical condition at the Mission hos-i
pital Monday. He was not expected
Jenkins, was arrested Sunday, be
ing traced by means of his auto li
cense number noted by witnesses pres
ent when the accident on Biltmore
avenue took place. According to them
the car which struck Wilson was
traveling at a terrific rate of speed!
and did not stop after the negro had
Jenkins, according to the sheriff of
Jackson county, recently created H
sensation throughout western North
Carolina by driving full speed Over
charges of dynamite used in high
way work, which had already been1
touched off. According to the Jack
son authorities, he escaped death by
a hair's breadth, continued on his
way, knocked a deputy sheriff, plac
ed to guard the road, into the creek
and killed a cow.
Jenkins was seen on the streets of
Asheville Saturday. Police Chief Mes
ser and Sheriff Brown both said at
the time they had no instructions from
the Jackson authorities to arrest him.
Solicitor Howell asked that he be
held in the city jail without bond
until the outcome of Wilson's condi
tion is learned.
MAKES PROFIT FROM POULTRY
Clay County News.
During the year 1926 Mr. Ed Craw
ford sold from his flock of chickens
1188 dozen eggs receiving from his
foe them $317.36. He also sold as
culls and frys $60.50 worth. He rais
ed 75 pullets for laying purposes
which are valued at $1.00 each or
$75.00, making a total of $452.86. He
fed his chickens $147.75 worth of
feed, shell, etc. This leaves him a net
profit of $305.11. This looks like it
pays Mr. Crawford to raise poultry.
CAPTURE LIQUOR CAR
Deputy U. S. Marshal, James M.
Worley and Patrolman Edwards of
Sylva, captured a man named
Jewell and 25 gallons of liquor on
Highway No. 10 near Mr. Worley's
home Tuesday. According to Mr. Ed
wards, he was traveling along the
road going to Robbinsville, when a
man stopped a Cadillac 8 and jump
ing from it, began to run. It is sup
posed that he saw the officer's uni..
form and became frightened. Mr.
Worley, who was at home, came down
to the road to investigate and Jewell
was captured after a chase through
the bushes. The car, the liquor and
the man were taken into custody and
Jewell is being held in Bryson City
jail, awaiting a preliminary hearing,
' ) ? s
A regular bed time, each night and
a quiet hour before hand prevents
restless sleep with children.
MEETING MARCH FIRST
The Ministers' Prayer Meeting, an
organization composed of the Baptist
Ministers of the Tuckaseigee Associa
tion will meet here, on Tuesday,
March first. The meeting was post
poned because of the series of ser
vices which were in progress at Sylva
Collegiate Institute at the time which
was originally set for the , prayer
BROTHER OF SYLVA WOMAN
Mr. R. J. Bryson who has started
operations on a large timber tract he
recently purchased from Tom Nor
man on Woodfin Creek had his eye
severely injured by falling rock from
blasting. It is hoped he will not lose
The-Methodist Sunday School was
much pleased to have present Isat
Sunday Mrs. W. H. Rhodes, Mrs.
M. D. Cowan and Mr. C. L. Al
lison of Sylva, who gave interest
ing talks on the "Fr?e Will" offer
ing for Missions, the Methodist
church, South is launching.
Announcement has been received
here of the birth of an eight pound
daughter?Miriam Edwards?to Mr.
and Mrs. John P. Knight, Orlanda,
Florida. * "
Miss Sallie Christy returned last
week from Lakeland, Fla. where she
has been several months.
Mrs. Sara Bryson of Whittier
spent the week end here with rela
Mr George Knight went to Frank
lin last Sunday.
Mr. C. H. Perry of Franklin was
here last week visiting his mother,
Mr.s Mabel Perry.
A birthday dinner of Mr. James
Mehaffey, age 75 years, saunook, was;
celebrated Sunday, Feb. 6. Those
present: Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Rawles,
Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Mehaffey, Hen
dersonville, Mr. and Mrs. A. F. Ar
| rington* and family, Mr. and Mrs.
(Hubert Ensley, Balsam, Mrs. J. T.
Mason and family, Waynesville, Mr.
W. L. Mehaffey and family, Hazel
wood, Rev. M. L. Hooper and family
and Mr. Ula Mehaffey and family,
Saunook. Five children were present,!
14 grand children.
The warm, balmy weather the past
two weeks has brought out the leaves
on rose bashes and other shrubbery
to nearly half grown.
PARKER ill PRATT
OPPOSE TOE PARK
Raleigh, N, C., Feb. 8?At least?
part of the lobby that is opposing
the passage of the state bond issue
for the purchase of the lands
for the Smoky Mountain * Nat
ional Park came to light yes
terday when it was learned that Mr.
Hywood Parker, attorney for the
Champion Fibre Company, and Col.
Joseph Hyde Pratt, late of Western
North Carolina, Incorporated, late
head of the North Carolina Geologi
cal and Economic Survey, and late
Lieut. Col. of Engineers are in Ral
eigh actively lobbying against the
passage of the bill.
Proponents of the park had been
lead to believe that the opposition of
the Champion Fibre Company had
been withdrawn, having been so as
sured from what tliey believe to be
Col. Pratt, once one ox the leaders
in the conservation movement in the
state, and one of the active men m
the movement for the Appalachian
National Park, in the early part of
the century, has been counted as one
of the active porponents of the Park.
However, the friends of the Park
movement are still confident of suc
cess in the North Carolina legislature.
A poll of both houses, last week,
showed a substantial majority for the
passage of the bill, and there is no
reason to believe that the representa
tives and senators who have express
ed themselves as favoring it have
changcd their positions.
OLDEST DAILY PAPER IN
THIS STATE IS SOLD
Wilmington, Jan. 26.?Sale of the
Wilmington Morning Star, North
Carolina's oldest daily, to the Page
Estate, of Columbus, Ga., will be an
nounced in tomorrow's edition of that
paper. R B. Page has already assum
ed the active management of The
The Page Estate owns and publish
es daily afternoon papers at Colum
bus, Ga., end Bradenton, FU.
Logan Penland of Hayesville, n
brother of Mrs. Roy C. Allison of
Sylva, sustained a fractnred skoll,
and is in a serions condition id the
hospital in Gainesville, Ga., two per
sons were killed, and thirteen others
were injured at 4:30 Monday after
noon, when the passenger trail? from
Franklin to Talullah Falls plunged
over a 40 foot trestle into Hazel
wood creek near Demorest.
The body of E. G. Hogsed, new*,
agent of Cornelia, Ga., and that of
an unidentified negro passenger were
taken from the wreckage. J. D. Id
ler of Cornelia,, engineer of the train
was so badly scalded he may die and
A. H. Merritt, baggage master, re
ceived a broken leg. A negro woman
passenger was believed to be dying.
The list of injured follows:
Tom Chaver, negro, fireman extent
of injuries unknown.
A. H. Fowler, mail clerk, removed
to Gainesville hospital.
L. R. Turpin, conductor, sUghity
A* H. Merritt, baggage master, leg
Man named Shirley of Turnervill*
Ga., slightly hurt.
Three negro men, names not kno*n
Logan Penland, Hayesville, N. C.,
fractured skull, taken to Gainesvill#
Dony Merritt, express messenger,
Cornelia, Ga., slightly hurt
About ten persons including th9
crew were in the engine and two
passenger coaches which went thro
the trestle. Approximately 13 persona
in the last coach., which remained on
the track, received a severe shaking
and slight bruises.
The train, consisting of the engine,
baggage coach, and two passenger
coaches left Franklin at 1:40 o'clock
this afternoon for Cornelia, where it
was due at 4:46 o'clock.
Whether the derailment was due to
faultry trackage or a weakness of the
trestle had not been ascertained Ut?
Numbers of motorists from Corne
lia, about 12 miles to the south, has
tened to the scene and helped extri
cate the dead and injured from the
wreckage. Three of the injured were
taken to the hospital in Gainesville,
Ga., while the engineer was taken to
his home for treatment.
FAITHFUL POLICE DOG MAT
PROVIDE MASTER'S BURIAL
Minneapolis, Minn., Jan. 27,-Faith
ful even in death, a valuable police
dog may be sold to provide funds for
a fitting burial for his destitute mas
In the county morgue today there
lay the unclaimed body of Georfe
Barth, known as 4 * Old Barth" an odd
job man, killed on a highway here
Monday by an automobile.
When he was struck down, his po
lice dog for a time refused to permit
any one to approach the aged man.
As Barth had no relatives or eloee
friends, police are planning to sell
the dog?valued at more than $10#. ?
so the man oan escape the Potter's
field. ' . * \
TO PREACH KERB
Rev. I. K. Stafford, pastor of the
Baptist church at Cullowhee, will
preach at the Baptist ehureh here on
next Sunday evening at seven o'clock.
Mr. Stafford has, within the last few
months, become pastor at Cullowhee,
succeeding Rev. R. L. Randolph.
ORDER SEIZURE OF
TOMBSTONE IN GRAVE-YARD
Wilmington, Jan. 26.?An unique
order for seizure of property was -e
ceived today by Constable Arehie
Marine of this city and he executed
The order was by a court for seiz*
ure of a tombstone in a local eemc?
tery. The eompany that sold it sUef*
ed that it had not been paid for by
the family of the deceased and re
quested its return. The court granted
the request and the eonstaUt waf
ordered to srfze it.