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$150 the Year in Advanfee in the County Sylva, N. C., Wednesday March 9,1927 $2.00 the Year in Advance Outside County
PECTED TO LIVE
/ Adviees from Bryson City are to
the effect that Walter Wiggins,
prominent Robbinsville merchant will
rci^ver from wound} inflicted,! by
Dr. W. Oscar Patton, Graham county
physician, Monday afternoon. Dr.
Patton was wounded by a shot, said
to have been fired by Zan Eller, town
marshal of Robbinsville, and is re
covering from his wounds, in a Mur
The shooting is said to have hap
pened after Mr.'Wiggins had remon
strated with Dr. Patton over the use
ot' what the merchant thought was
improper language in the presence
of women in the store of Wiggins
Htid Amnions, at /Robbinsville. Dr.
Patton is said to have been uuder the
influence of liquor at the time, and
immediately left the store, but soon
returned and leveled a shot gun at
Mr. Wiggins, who raised his right
hand to protect his face, and when
the physician fired, his hand was
nlmost severed and his face peppered
with shot, more than a hundred shot
wounds having been found on his
face, head and chest.
( Attracted by the sound of the shot,
the town marshal, Mr. ?ller, and sher
iff Shular rushed into the street;
and it is said that as they approach
ed Dr. Patton, he attempted to fire
upon Eller, but his gun snapped. It
is not known definitely whether the
marshal or the sheriff fired shot
that wounded Patton.
Mr. Wiggins is a merchant of Rob
binsville and well known throughout
Western North Carolina. He is a
brother of Mrs. J. E. Coburn of
Bryson City, Mrs. A. L. Duckett, of
Asheville, W. W. Wiggins and Miss
Betty Wiggins, mi Bryson City.
Dr Patton, who was appointed by
President Cleveland as consul tio
Bahia, Brazil, is a former member of
the General Assembly, and a grad
uate of the University of Maryland
Medical School He is 67 years^ of
a?e, while Mr. Wiggins is 40.
Dr. Patton is held in the Murphy
hospital, under guard, awaiting the
outcome of the injuries of Mr. Wig
gins, who is in the Bryson City hos
Mr. Madely Carrol died at her
borne here Tuesday and was hur
ried Thursday at the Pine ? Creek
cemetery. She was nearing her 92nd
We've had a very nice snow for
the last few days about 12 inches
Misses Mary Edwards, Edna
Franks and her little sisters spent
Sunday with their friends Irene and
Born to Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Coggins
a dau^iiter on February 25.
Miss Alma Hend^sroa spent Satur
day night with her friend Miss Ruby
Messrs. Dall and Lambert Stewart
spent Saturday night with Mr. Ben
ville Monteith at Glenville.
Mrs. Sam Jennings viistej her
mother Mrs. Sallie Moss for the past
Misses Alma Henderson, Ruby
Moss and Ruth Stewart called on
Miss Charlotte Stewart Sunday af
Miss Delton Jennings of Cullasija
visited friends on Pine Creek last
Our school closed last Friday. Miss
^ frna Lanning waa our teacher. Sh^
taught a good school. We all hated
,0 see her leave.
If any one who reads thig sees Don
Davis tell him if he wants to hear a
tox race to come up moat any night
ftnd he will surely hear one for fox
hunting is about to take the day
nr>d night too up here.
PRESIDENT HUNTER RE
TURNS FROM H. E. A.
President Hunter of Cullowhee
State Normal has returned from at
tending a meeting of the National
Educational Association, at Dallas,
Texas. While away Mr. Hunter also
attended the conference of Teachers
Extension Association in St. Louis,
wid visited ? number of Teacher
Culleges and Noma! School*
1,800 IN FARM WORTH
$8,000 IN TOWN
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The Literaiy Digest arguos that an
income of $1,800 on a farm is worth
as much to the support of the fam
ily and i? purchasing power as $3000
to a city man.
Says the Digest:
In comparing purchasing power of
farmers and city dwellers, one im
portant fact is generally overlooked,
eontends Advertising and Selling
(New York,) namely, that "to live
on the same standard as the farmer,
the city family must have an income
that is two thirds larger than thnt
of the fanners." As the basis for
this assertion it is noted that the
United States Department of Agri
culture recently made a survey "the
results of which proved that an $1,
800 cash income on the farm is as
good as a $3,000 inrome in the city."
As the editor of the advertising forth
nightly reminds us:
"A study of the living expenses of
2,886 typical farm families in sev
eral widely separated states was
made. It was found that these ex
penses averaged about $1,600 per
family. This $1,600 included $684
worth of goods raised on the farm, or
provided by the farm, such as food,
fuel, and housing. In other words,
about two fifths of the expenses of
eaeh farm family are secured from
the farm in the form of goods. To
pay their expenses, these typical
farm families had to have a cash
income of only about $900.
"This is a fact aboue the farm
market that is steadily overlooked.
We are always comparing city in
comes with farm incomes, to the dis
advantage of the latter. We forget
that the urban family typical income,
is no better off than the farmer
whose cash income is only three fifths
of that figure. The city man's income
is gross. From it must be deducted
food, rent, foel and other items, for
a large port of which the farmer
does not have to -make a cash outlay.
"It may, : therefore, be inferred
from the Department of Agriculture's
figures that if a farmer has a cash
income of $1,800,'it gives him the
same buying power that the city man
has with a $3,000 income. With his
elemental necessities largely provid
ed directly from the farm, the farm
er's family can use most of its cash
income to buy conveniences, comforts,
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The Annual basketball toarnament
at Cuilowhee State Normal School
stares tomorrow morning/when Way
nesville and Franklin meet on tbe
The tournament continues through
the rest of the week, closing Satur
day. . ) /
The Schedule follows:
10:00 A. M. Group 1, boys, Rosman
? vs. Webster.
<3:00 P. M. Group 1, girls, Franklin
vs Waynesville i
4:00 P. M. Group 2, boys, Sylva vs.
7:30 P. M. Group 2, girls, Almond
8:30 P. M. Group 3, boys, S. C. I.
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10:00 A M. Group 4, boys, Qualla vs.
3:00 P. M. Group 3, girls, 8. C. I. vs
4:00 P. M. Group 5, boys, Franklin
vs. winner in group 1.
7:30 P. M. Group 4, girls, winners
in 1 and 2.
8:30 P. M. Group 6, boys, winners
in 3 and 4.
3:00 P. M. Group 7, boys, winners
in 4 and 5.
7:30 P. M. Group 5, girls finals,
winners in 6 and 7. . >
0. S. N. OPENS FURTH QUARTER
Cuilowhee State Normal opened the
Fourth Quarter with the largest en
rollment in the history of the school.
A large number of teachers of the
six month's schools, having dosed
their schools, are taking advantage
of the spring quarter at Cullowhsc,
and largely increased tbe enrollment.
GOV. DOMINATED THE ASSEMBLY
CAPTURE STORE ROBBER
Anual Wheeler was taken into cus
tody, Tuesday morning by Sheriff
Cannon and charged with the rob
bery of Monteith and Son's store.
When Mr. Monteith went to his store
Tuesday morning, lie found that
thieves had bored a hole through the
underpinning, and through the floor
of the building and had taken a
quantity of merchandise during the
night. The sheriff was notified and
with deputies, got on the trail. They
learned that a man had sold a pair
of women's shoes to a negro work
man at the Sylva Tanning Company's
plant, early in the morning and had
departed in the direction of Asheville.
The officers, Mr. Monteith and the
negro started in pursuit. Near Addie
they saw a man walking toward
Asheville and the negro immediately
recognized him as the mum who had
sold the pair of shoes. The sheriff
drove up even with the pedestrian
and kindly offered him a ride, which
Wheeler accepted. When he got into
the car, he was charged with the
store breaking, and upon search of
his suit case, a number of articles,
which Mr. Monteith identified as bt
ing his property, were found.
The sheriff took Wheeler to ride,
but his destination was the Jackson
county jail instead of Asheville,
whither he was headed.
He will be given a preliminary
hearing at the next term of the re
corder's court and if probable cause
is found, will be held for the October
term of Jackson county superior
Wheeler is a young man of some
28 or thirty years, and is said to be
Equalization Board Appointed
The general assembly, as one of
its last acts, confirmed the appoint
ents made by Governor McLean, to
compose the equalization board, whose
duty it is to administer the $2,500,
000.00 equalization fund for the pub
lic schools of the state, as provided
in the acts of the general assembly.
The board is: P. H. Johnson, Eli
zabeth City, B. B. Williams, Warren
ton, F. P. Spruill Ro.cky Mount, Jas.
K. Norfleet, Winston-Salem, J. O
Carr, Wilmington, L. M. Blue, San
ford, R. B. Dougherty, Boone, A. E.
Wiltz, Gastonia and T. D. Bryson,
What with snow, wind and rain?
we have nothing to complain of as
long as we are (in the words of Frank
L. Stanton) "tolerable well."
Qualla folks are on the go, with
heads up an^ a broad smile. They
know that gentle spring is almost
Mrs. J. L. Ferguson is spending
awhile with relatives in Waynesville.
Mrs. Dewey Ensley of Beta, spent
the week end at Rev. W. W. Anth
ony 's. |
Messrs. J. H. and J. M Hughes
made a business trip to Sylva.
Mr. Ted Grooms who is in Bryson
Hospital is reported improving.
Mrs. J. M. Hughes and Mrs. Gol
man Kinsland visited at Mr. K.
"Mesdames W. H. Hoyle, J. H.
H. Hughes and Mr. H. G. Ferguson
were callers at Mrs. A. C. Hoyles.
Mr. and Mrs. M Hughes called
at Mr. E. S. Keener's.
Mr. G.T. Cooper and daughters,
Misses Pearl and Maud of Sylva,
stopped at Mr. H. G. Ferguson's.
Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Kinsland called
at Mr. J. M Hughes' ?v -j
Mr. and Mrs, D. M. Shuler were
visitors at Mr. S. M. Crisp's.
Miss Mary Emma Ferguson was
guest of Miss Polly Hoyle.
GENERAL ASSEMBLY ADJOURNS
The general assembly adjourned
early Wednesday morning, and the
members began immediately leaving
Raleigh for their homes.
The passage of the act providing
for the issue of boonds for the Great
Smoky Mountains National Park,
and the thirty million issue for the
highway construction fund, were the
two outstanding achievements of the
It is known more for what it didn't
do than for what it did, as numer
ous bills of state wide import, in
cluding the australian ballot act, the
amending of the absentee voters act,
eight months school term and others
Governor McLean is said to have
absolutely dominated the general as
sembly on nearly all big questions,
! If the people approve, they hare
McLean to praise. If they disapprove,
) they can blame McLean.
MARKET FOE LEADING
OASH CROPS GOOD
(By C. W. Tilson)
The cooperative cream sold by
farmers this week to Carolina Cream
ery is bringing the farmers 48 1-2
eents cash per pound of butterfat.
Remember the central collecting sta
tion will be open within next two
weeks and farmers, will deal directly
with their own creamery manager of
the Carolina Creamery. Notice of the
stations opening will come oat in
next week's issues of the papers.
The cooperative car lot poultry
sold at the car on Thursday of this
week is bringing our farmers the
following cash prices: Hens 23c.
cocks 10 cents, stags 15c. broilers 40c.
Your cooperative poultry car was
here at Sylva on Southern Railway
siding all day on Thursday, March
10th and will be here on Thursday
every two weeks from this date stat
ed. Fatten your poultry a week or
ten days on thick slop made of half!
corn meal and half wheat shorts mix- j
ed with buttermilk or water. Then
get it in as stated on Thursday of
every other week to your own coop
erative car lot sale and help to build
up and keep your own cash market.
Folks, produce what the market
wants and demands and it will sell.
Don't srrumble because something
you grow won't sell when if you had
thought a little at the right time you
would have known that you were not
growing the thing the markets want
and are glad to pay cash for. Let's
plan our farming this year to grow
the cash crops our markets want,
and ^ may be different from what
we are use to growing and what our
dad and granddad grew. Times are'nt
like they use to be, so let's wake up
and keep up with them.
MRS. CHILDERS IS 103
Mrs. Jane Chi!ders, Jackson coun
ty's oldest citizen, if not the oldest
citisen of North Carolina, quietly
celebrate^ her 103rd birthday Tnes
Mrs. Childers was born in Spartan
bnrg county, S. C., 103 years ago,
and remembers most of the important
events in the nation's history. She
has made her home in Jackson coun
ty for many years; and her mind is
bright and alert.
Her first husband, Loranza Mason,
was a Major in the Mexican War,
and her second husband was private
Nicholas Childers, of the Confeder
She has a large number of great
grand children, thirty-five grand
children and six living children, J. M.
Mason of Dillsboro, Luther Mason of
Asheville, Mrs. Lena Luther of Chero
kee, Lynden Mason of Dillsboro,
Mrs. N. L Sutton of Sylva and Mrs.
Susie Gruemmels of Gastonia.
SYLVA'S DEBT 19 PERCENT
The bonded indebtedness of the
town of Sylva is 10 per cent of the
assessed taxable property of the town
according to figures made available
by the University of North Carolina
News Letter. ? I
Andrews has the highest percentage
of any town in the state, with a bond
ed debt of 43.3 percent of the value
of the town, Bryson City is next
with 39 per cent. Murphy has 20.3
per cent, and Franklin 33 per cent.
Brevard is bonded for 20.5 per cent,
and Waynesville has 17.3 per cent.
Belmont has but 1.3 per cent, and
there are seventy nine towns in the
state with a bonded debt of less than
fifty thousand, which are not listed;
while there are 250 incorporated
towns with no bonds.
These figures do not include towns
ship, special school tax district,
county, or state bonds.
Murphy Seniors Beach Standard in
Murphy, N. C., March 7?Partial
returns from a recently conducted
State-wide educational test given to
all high school seniors in North Car
olina show that the seniors in the
MuTphy school are up to the stand
ard for the State as a wHole. In the
Thorndike Word-Knokledeg test the
State as a whole made a seniors in
the Murphy school made a score of
67.50 per cent. The seniors in the
large city systems made a score of
67.26 per cent while the rural high
schools made a score of 62.50 per
cent. These figures show that in this
| test the local senior excelled booth
the eity and the rural btyh school
FOR SCHOOL HO.
Mr. J. N. Wilson, county superin
tendent of public instruction, gave a
luncheon for the members of the coua
ty board of education at the Poin
sett Grill Monday, this being the last
,jday of service of the present board.
There were present Mr. and Mrs.
C. L. Allison, Mr. W. T. Deitz, Mr.
J. H. Henderson, Mrs. J. N. Wilson,
Mr. and Mrs W. E. Bird, Miss Tntfye
Borden, Miss Dorothy Williams, Miss
I Jane Coward, Mr. S. C. Cogdill, Mr.
Dan Tompkins and Mrs. Wilson's
All those present are directly in
terested in the work of education in
the county except Mr. Cogdill, whoris
chairman of the board of county
commissioners, and a school mate of
Mr. Wilson, and Mr. Tompkins, Who
is Mayor of Sylva, and attended' the
first school taught by Mr. Wjj4on.
Mr. Tompkins congratulated*' Ithe
boar,} upon the progress that has
been made along the lines of educa
tion in the county during its term
of office; and Mr. Allison, in pre
senting a fountain pen to Mr. Wilson
from the board, states that the suc
cess has been largely due to Mr. Wil*
son. In accepting the present, Mr.
Wilson commended the board upon
its spirit of cooperation among its
members and with the superintendent
and Miss Borden in their work.
RAY'S IS SYLVA'S
The latest addition to Sylva'a
spelndid shops is Ray's, which haa
ened in the Ray building, on the cor
ner of Main and Walnut Streets. The
shop will deal in articles for women
and children, and already has an at
Mrs. P. W. Kincaid, late of Can
non Brother's Department Store si
Dillsboro will be in oharge of the new
APPOINT NEW BOABD
Charles L. Allispn an (J N. Don
Davis have been appointed, by the
general assembly, to complete the
board of education of Jackson county.
The new board will assume its duties
on the first Monday in ApriL
Thomas Barret, county cbmmias
ioner of welfare is, ex-officio a mem*
ber oof the board and its chairman,
under the commission form of gov
ernment for the county.
The present board is composed of
C. L. Allison, chairman, and W. T.
Deitz and John Henderson.
FIRST CATHOLIC WEDDING
The first marriage service t<^ be
performed by a Roman Gatbolie
priest in Jackson county was cele
brated at the court house, Sunday
afternoon by Rev. Father Louis Jo
seph Bour, of Asheville, wnen Caro
line V. W. Low became the bride of
Lawrence B. Manley. Both of the
young people, when applying for the
license, gave their place of residence
as Buncombe county.
COUNTY HAS NO DIVORCES
There was not a single (^Lvorce
case on the calendar or tried at the
term of Jackson county superior
court, just elosed.
Judge Stack called attention of
the bar and spectators to the faft,
on the last day of the court, and in
commenting upon it, remarked,
"Jackson county people stay mar
ried." He complimented the county
upon the unusual record.
PROVIDE FOUR JUDGES
n . i
The general assembly passed an act
providing for the appointment by the
governor of four emergency judges.
These will be permanent positions,
' and the judges can be sent from place
to place over4he state to bold terms
of court, whenever it is deemed nec
essary by the governor. The act was
a compromise bill passed after the
assembly had reached a deadlock ov
er the senate bill providing for ad
ditional judicial districts. ,
The State Farmers' Allianeo hm
donated $300 to be used in prizes for
Four-H Club work under the supervis
ion of the Agricultural Extension Ssr
[vies of Stste Colltfe.