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$1.50 the Tear in Advance in the Ma*
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?_1 Sylva^ W? C.? Wednesda^ March 2,1927 $2.00 tlie Year in Advance Outside County
BATTLES RUM RUNNERS
onp man is in the hospital in
Franklin with a gun shot through the
leg and two others in Macon county
jail, following a spectacular running
fight between rum runners ahd
Sheriff Ingram of Macon county near
the Macon-Jackson line, Tuesday
morning. Nearly 100 gallons of liquor
was captured with the three men
Almost daily tkc Macon county of
ficers are on frhe roads in their at_
tempts to stop the liquor traffic thru
the county from Georgia, and once
in a while the rum runners show
A man believed to be from Ashe
ville and who gave the name of Ev_
atis was wounded in the leg. Offic
ers declared Tuesday that his real
name is Dewey Whitaker.
Several shots were exchanged be
tween the men and thd pursuing of
ficers, police admitted, although full
details of the chase were not reveal
Sheriff C. L. Ingram is said to
have been chasing the automobile con
taining "Evans" and another man,
who was also captured and reveal his
identity. A gun was found on him.
Receiving word, of the chase
of Police R. M. Coffey and several
of his men went up on Cowee moun
tain and parked their automobiles on
either side of tho highway, without
Soon the automobile containing the
two pursued men came speeding np,
and the driver, apparently excited,
according to the officers, struck tho
car parked on the right hand side of
the road, the impact damaging both
mcahines. The two occupants were
captured and six kegs, filled to the
brim with liquor, about 16 gallons in
each, were captured.
Sheriff Ingram turned his automo
bile over on the road made slippery,
by melting snow, during the chase,
but cscaped unhurt.
BILL TO TAX
Raleigh, Feb. 26?A bill to place a
tax of one half 6f one percent on the
market valaer_of shares of stock in
foreign corporations and providing
for the revenue derived therefrom to
be placed in the State Equalization
Fund, for the support of the State's
free schools, was offered in the Sen
ate yesterday by Senator Frank Han
cock, Jr., of Granville end Senator
Kenneth Royall of Wayne.
Senator Hancock, who has been at
work on his bill for several weeks,
estimates that there is at least $400,
000,000 worth of foreign stocks in
the State today, and he estimates
that the tax of one half of one per
cent of their makret value would
bring the State about $2,000,000 an
Under the provisions of this bill,
the tax, which would be cellected by
the Commissioner of Revenue, would
be turned over to the State Treas
j urere to be employed to reduce the
ad valorem tax rate on real and per
sona! property by applying it to the
school equalizing fund <
I). S. Parker, Jr., of Greensboro,
attorney for the American Tobacco
Company, and ohe of the Represent
atives from Alamance County in
1923, introduced a measure in the
General Assembly of 1923 that re
sulted in the exemption from pay
ment by holders of foreign stocks.
The bill precipitated a hard fight
four years ago before it was enacted
Mr. Packer led the fight in the
House for the adoptiou of his bi'lt
and Senator Williams of Pasquotank,
and Long of Halifax fought for the
Ml in the Senate.
Senator Hancock thinks holders of
foerign stocks will be more apt to
list their stocks if they are assured
that the rate will not exceed that
which he is advocating.
He and Senator Royall believe that
?*emption from payment of tax on
foreign stocks in 1923 has done lit
tle toward bringing additional oapi
kl into the State. They feel that
|be capitalist would not protest pay
(JHg of a tax of one half of one per
Senator Royall now has a consti
tutional amendment bill pending in
toe Senate, The measure would limit
IT SNOWED WEST
OF THE BALSAMS
Yes, it actually did snow west of
the Balsams. The Journal will have
to admit; but it is such an unusual
oecurrancc that it is worthy of a
place in the news columns of the
papers. If it were in the ordinary
run of things no mention would be
! made of it; but it is the unusual
, that is news. A great editor once said,
perhaps.it was Charles A. Dana, that
if a dog bit a man, it wouldn't be
news; but if a man bit a dog, every
paper in the country would feature
the incident. It is on that principle
that the Journal is remarking that
it snowed west of the Balsams. If it
had been elsewhere, i:i less favored
elimcs, there would be no news value
I When the people of this vicinity
! awoke Tuesday morning, it was to
find the ground covered with a
blanket of white, and the beautiful
Balsams standing out in splendor in
I their robes of white! The snow was
I not over an inch deep; but it was
snow just the same, and when we can
no longer say that -it never snows
west of the Balsams.
Snow began falling again Tuesday
afternoon and continued until late
evening, bringing the total fall to 8
inches,, which is the deepest snow
that tins region has seen in many
Most of North Carolina was cov
ered with snow, the fall extending
clear to the coast and ranbing from
8 to 1,2 inches clear across the state.
It is not thought that the fruit
crop in the mountains is injured bv
the snow, and to the reverse it is be
lieved that the late snow fall will
delay the blooming of the apple trees'
and will tend to make a good fruit
crop this season.
FLORIDA KEEPS ON GROWING
Evincing cnotinuing growth in the j
face of depression caused by falling
of the 1924-25 real estate "boom,"'
ten representative Florida cities dur
ing February builded an aggregate of
$3,751,549 largely in homes,"it was
indicated in reports to The Associat
Jacksonville headed the list with
the issuing of permits totaling $1,
318,835 anj Miami, the "Magic
City" was a close second with $1,
Tampa with $525,890, ranked third
and St. Petersburg fourth with
Jacksonville $1,318,836; Miami $1,
163,461; Tampa $525,890; St. Peters
burg . $269,600; Orlando $159,129;
Lakeland $98,850; Gainesville $67,
687; Fort Myers, $58,700; Sanforj
$52,397; Leesburg, $37,000.
CAROLINA CLAIM FOB WAS
OF 1812 FUNDS PRESSED
Washington, March 1?A House
resolution directing the comptroller
general to reopen and adjust the
claims of New York and North Car
olina on account of advances to the
Federal government during the War
of 1812 1 was adopted tonight by the
Senate. It now goes to conference.
< As audited by the comptroller gen
eral in 1923, New York State's claim
totalled $398,823 and the North Car
olina claim totalled $159,566.
the ad valorem tax rate on real and
personal property to two and one
half per cent and would classify in
tangibles with a lower rate thereon.
The measure is due for discussion
and ooonsideration in the Senate to
The Hancock-Royall bill carries a
provision that the respective county
boards of commissioners are directed
to certify on or before the 15th day
of August each year to the Commis
sioner of Revenue the names and
addresses of owners of shares of for
eign stock. The Revenue Commis
sioner woud be empowered to de
termine to his own satisfaction the
"true market value" on the shares.
The measure was referred to the
Senate Committee or Fd"ction aril
may bp acted upon today when the
. committee meets.
SALE LAST WEEK
By 0. W. Tilson
The fanners of Jackson County re
ceived over fifteen huudred dollars
cash for their poultry and eggs sold
cooperatively at the poultry car last
Saturday. Tliis much ready cash'
means something at this time to the
farmers. Such results can only be ob
tained by cooperation and by the
farmers patronizing their own car
lot sale. Folks we must deal direct
with our best market and by car
lot cash sales to< ever build up oar
market and hold our market.
The ear lot cash gale plan on all
our farm products is the only way to
avoid overhead and inidle man expen?
ses and get the most cash for what
we have to sell. And it always has
paid farmers to get their own poul
try, cream, hogs and other proudce
into the central selling point where
they can deal direct with their own
market for the most cash. This is the
only way for us to have and hold a
real cash market.
We loaded one third of a car last
week. The snow has boosted our mar
ket for next week, so let's take ad
vantage of that and fill at least a
half car with poultry next Thursday,
March 10th. At the price quoted in
the ad in this issue we should make
a double effort to make this a big
sale. ? >
ONLY ONE SYLVA
Sylva has the unique distinction of
being the only town of its nam? in
the United States, and perhaps in
the world. This is true of only a very
few towns and cities; but a carefnl
perusal of the geographies fails to
disclose another town of the same
name as the beautiful bounty ft eat of
the great county of Jackson.
True there Sylvias, Sylvanians and
the like, names similar; yet Sylva is
the only Sylva. ;
In this conncction jt might be in
teresting to recall that the town was
named by Miss Ma^ Hampton, the
little daughter of General E. R.
Hampton, founder of the town, anj
she named it in honor of one John
Sylva, a journeyman carpenter and
barber, who arrived, from no one
knew where, afoot, and was making'
his abode with General Hampton at i
the time the postofficc was first es-?
tablished here. Then there wero no
houses in the "town" except the res
idence of General Hampton and the
mill, from which Mill street was'
named. That was less than forty j
? V ' ? .?
i' ?4 (y
The supremo court in handing
down a decision in the ease of the
state against Fowler, a few days ago,
declared the provisions of the Brvsoa
Galloway Act, that limits the punish
ment to a fine of $100 on the first1
conviction of violation of the pro
hibition laws, to be invalid and un
constitutional, for the reason that it
grants immunity to citizens of some I
counties of the state, not enjoyed by
those inithe rest of the state.
I . -
Judge A. M. Stack, who is presid
ing at the present term of Jaokson
county superior court, while holding
court in Polk eounty, refused to torn
ply with the punishment prescribed
in the local act, and sentenced cer
tain convicted men under the Tur
lington Act. One of them, a man
named Fowler, appealed to the bu
preme court, and the court sustained
the position of Judge Stack and de
clared the provisions as to punish
ment to be unconstitutional.
The other provisions of the aet
?were not passed upon.
Judge Stack states that many of
the provisions of the law are excel
lent, that it is, on the surface a
stringent prohibition law; but tharj
the minimum punishment chuso
would tend to destroy the purpose of
the act. ' J <
Hogs owned bv 206 farmers this
pqst vp"1' n*vd $9 W pnfli bT??r*ipl
of f J "pp -rt 17 farm agents
?of State College.
By C. W. Tilaon
ti Carolina Creamery is paying
2c per poond cash for batter
fe&y delivered to the creamery this
I week. Just a very few weeks now and
j the creamery will have their station
! in our county, and our farmers
bringing in their cream and dealing
with the creamery manager will get
the same Chicago market price in
cask for their butterfat. The Caro
lina Creamery pays Chicago Standard
pri?e for cream and wo get each week
just what the Chicago butter market
is paying. Of course the Chicago mar
ked sometimes varies 1-2 (to 1 cent
pejt pound from one week to another I
but it has held from 47 to 50c prac.t
tically all winter and will hold up'
good throngh the Spring and Summer.
1 No other creamery in the state i
' makes a quality of butter that will'
seH on the choice Asheville market j
except Ashoville Creameries, and con- j
sequently no one can pay us anywhere
near so much cash per pound for
good quality cream as the Asheville
Creamery. Last yoar the Carolina
Creamery had to send for over $100,- j
000 out into Tennessee an<j Kentucky!
for dairy products. Folks, they say
and we know our farmers should be
producing this cream and getting this
caah. So let's prepare to produce lotsi
more cream, and it must be good;
clean well kept cream. Wo can only;
get such prices for good quality cream
and it must be good quality. Every)
farmer knows good quality always i
bnilds up good markets in everything
and we Will start this year with
nothing but - clean wholesome high
quality cream from everybody.
Trees of North Carolina which have
hitherto not been used for the pur
pose may in the future supply a
large part of the materials for news
print says a bulletin released yester
day by the Department of Conserva
tion an<j Development following am
announcement of a new pulping pro
cess by the United States Forest Ser
vice. v; ?
"A new pulping process which pro
duces a high yield of cheap print
pajjer from hardwoods and offers the
possbiility of shifting the burden of
newsprint production from sprue,
which is being imported in larere
quantities, says the Forest Service,
"to the hardwood forests of tlie
North, East and South has been de
veloped at the Forest Products Labo
ratory at Madison, Wiseonsin."
"Paper of the weight and thick
ness of newsprint made wholly from
semi-chemical pulp of black,, tupelo,
or red gum, or aspen, birch or maple
I was found to have a greater strength
than the present commercial news
print. Pulp made by the new pro
cess from aspen and birch can be
substituted for over 50 percent of
the standard newsprint mixture of
ground wood and sulphite pulp with
! out sacrificing quality. In the cade
' of gums, the department indicates
that, provided black and red heart
wood have been excluded, the color
of the paper can be made to equal
or exccl that of standard newspiint."
State Forester J. S. Holmes sees,
with the successful commercial ex
ploitation of the new process, a prof
itable future for North Carolina 'a
gum forests. "With such a market,"
he says, "these gum swamps might
be made some of the most profitable
forests in the State. The tnpc'o .Turn
is a very rapid grower when young
and sprouts well from the stump.
With a rotation of 20 or 25 years, a
large quantity of pulp wood oould
be porduced while growing for saw
timber would take at least twice that
long. ' - , , I
"Our supply of spruce timber which
has been depended upon for news
print is becoming rapidly exhausted
practically the only stands in this
State are those owned either bv the
government or the Champion Fibre,
Though farmers of Union County
saved about 3.000 bushels of lespedeza
lnif season. thev travc orders
for a car of seed for February deliv
OUT TO STOP COCK FIGHT
STRANGE CHANGES ' !
United States of America would be
known as the United States of the.
World, the Senate would be abolish
ed, the President and Vice President
would be electcd for,eight year terms, i
and ftiany other revolutionary chang-(
es in the Federal government and;
Representatives had been allowed to
amend the Constitution.
Attempting to tinker with the
Constitution has long been a favorite ?
pastime of many Federal legislators.
Since 1889 they have made the great
document the target for 1,350 amend
Of all the amendments proposed
during the 140 years sinec the Con
stitution was ratified by the States,
however, only 10 have been adopted.
Only four of those are among the
1,350 proposed in the last 36 years
and the endless controversy which
has grown out of the Eighteenth
Amendment lias canned some legisla
tors, regrirdless of their position -m
the wet and dry question to believe it
will be increasingly difficult for the
Constitution to be amended in the fu
There is one amendment among
those landing in Congress, however,
which has strong support. It has
been passed three times by over
whelming votes in the Senate but has:
been consistently blocked in the
House. Its author, Senator Norri?,
Republican, Nebraska, nevertheless,
still expects favorable action.
The Morris Amendment would
change the time of mqeting of Con
gress, would d? away with the
"short" or "lame duck" sessions,
and would change the beginning of I
the Presidential and Vice-Presidential
WAYNES VILLE CAQERS
Waynesville, N. C., March 1?Way
nesville liigh school won two basket
ball panics here tonight, one an easy
victory, -while the other the boys'j
game v, is forced into au extra period '
before a victory was determined. j
The girls' team defeated Almond
in a slow, listless game, 19 to 12. In
? the boys' game with Sylva Collegiate
(Iustilnto, the score wa.s tied at ."4-all
! at tho close of tlr regular playing
I time. and theieaiuK entered the extra
I period. Hooks, whose goal shooting
I was c:c plitnr.l, caged two -fields
that enabled his team to win by a
two point marin, 38 to 36.
AWARDS CONTRACT FOR
SOUTHERN AIR ROUTE
Washington, Feb. 28?The contract
for the New York-Atlanta overnight
air mail service was awarded by the
Post Office Department today to the
Pitcairn Aviation Company of Phil
adelphia the only bidder.
Th.: Pitcairn bid was $3.00 per
pound f?r carrying the mails. Ser
vice will sta rt as soon as possible.
The prese.it plans call for night fly-;
ing and the airways will have to be
lighted before the service begins.
As confemplated the mail will leave
New York and Atlanta at 9 p. m. and
Stop, will be mad.' ;it Philadelphia,
Washington, Kiehmoad and Greens
boro. Other intermediate steps may be J
added. The route will connect with
other major air mail services and the J
rate of jjos'.age will be ten cents an
FOUR HURT IN AUTO SMASH
Ted Grooms was dangerously in
} jured and Paul, John and Ham Chil
i dres were slightly injured when the
| automobile in whiclr they were riding
turned over en Highway No. 10 near
Whittier Sunday afternoon.
According to reports the young
men attempted to pass another car,
and as their automobile turned bac!c
into the road, it failed to right it
self and turned completely over, de
molishing the car, and injuring the
YcmT Grooms was taken to his
home at Rp.vrnsford and is said to
to n a seri*tts oMdition.
Duplin, N. C., March 1?The wide
ly advertised three day eoek fight
scheduled to start near here "today
W&e not held, in spite of the fact thai
many roosters were in trim for the
tournament and a large crowd from
all sections had gathered Sheriff
Priest had deputies at the arena. Of
ficers told the Associated Pres they
believed promoters decided to wait
for more asupicious conditions.
Raleigh, N. C., March 1,
county will have to stop its own j
fights. Governor McLean tonight re*
fused to call out the National Guaerd
to halt them and informed protesting
Bladen citizens that it was a matte*
for county officers.
The proteesting citizen's name wee
withheld but the contents oJ^|,hj*
message was made public. It saitf e
"great four day cock fight, dog^bat*
tie and bull baiting exhibition^'
schedulod to begin at Dublin
here tomorrow. He said prize stock
had been imported from Mexico fa?
the event and that prizes ran into
the thousands for a single event
Disclosure of the fight arena, wittt*
in 100 miles of the state capital, was
made yesterday following introdw
tion of a bill in the gweral assembly
by Representative Bridger, Bladen, to
prohibit such sports in Bladen county.
Bladen resdents said quite an out
lay of capital had been sunk in
stands and pits and that the operar
tors promised '/protection to speotar
The governor's only legal recourse
under the law to stop the fight would
be to call out the guard.
Roy Cogdill to Mattxe Lou Lyle,
both of Haywood.
George Hooper of Jackson eeuatg
to Lillie Henson of Haywood.
W. P. Davis to Lilly Natkwe.
Porter Plemmons to Essie Moote?
both of Buncombe.
StatesviUe Bryson to EUsalwtli
TO DISTRICT OONFEKBHCB
M. Buchanan, J. R Buchanan, J.
W. Keener, Mrs. D. T Knight, 1L B.
Cannon and Dan Tompkins wera
named as delegates to the DiBtriet
conference, of the Southern Metho
dist church, by the quarterly con
ference of Sylva charge, held at
Dillsboro Sunday afternoon. Mra.
M. D. Cowan, Mrs. P. W. Kinraid
and Mrs. W. M. Robbins and W. H.
Rhodes were named as alternate*.
The date of the conference has not
yet been definitely determined; but
it will be held in AndrewB, probably
in April, with Bishop Mou?oa pre
siding. ,t #4
ZONE MEETING ?
The Zone Meeting of the Woman's
Missionary Societies will be held aft
the Methodist church, Tuesday,
March 8, beginning at 10:30 in the
morning, according to announcement
made by Mrs. M D. Cowan, presi
dent of the Sylva society.
The Zone includes all the Metho
dist churches in Haywood county, ' ?
west of and including Jonathan cir
cuit and Wayncsvillc, and all of
All the churches that have no so
cieties organized at the present ars
urged by the officials of the work to
send delegates to the meeting- is
Sylva. - / i j ;
Farmers of Chatham county will
plant soybeans this year. One deliver] f
of 1600 bushels has been made by the
county agent and another car baa
A top dressing of 100 pounds of
nitrate of soda or 75 pounds per aera
of sulphate of ammonia will make
the 8mall grain grow better thifl
Roobeson county broke the record
recently when 327 farmers sold 17f
476 pounds of poultry far $3,769JO
at Lumberton when the poultry ?sf