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ISO the Vcar a Advan^the County ? : Sylya, N. C. Thursday, Sept. 29,1927
$2.00 the Year in Advance Outside County
HF m GETS 15 MOn FOR
MING CHICKENS FROM NEGRO
forn white man, was tried;
i onocd to serve 15
?lti ,h, ??.Is tor the larceny
rl from Anibos Bobo, negro
I01 , ? i i -irt -Monday morning
and Eular Hensleyt
&?B .'j ,,f manufacturing and:
<"0j l?,?nr. Jim drew . seJ
? ??.i.ll.s ?? roads, and*
* ?tlx \s the officers were
v6*"X U broke from
""'"Iran The court was startled
I'turd of pistol shots, as depu
f,vclamh drenu drew his gun
I to iriirliten the fleeing man.
|Urf,'l Milns Parker gave chase
,;;?t Hcnsley, after he had
\ from the bank into Savannah
U?,d fled across Highway?No 10
U them Hnilway and had waded;
Kk He was brought back'.
% and .fudge Sutton changed
sentenee from 10 months to
U? and llensley promptly ap
l The sentence of Eular Hensley
changed to a fine of $100 and a
lf Shelton and Kelly Bridges
?laced on trial for an affray,
Jook place on Caney Fork Sun
Septembcr 25th in which Shel
- sevcrelv eat about the throat
in the side. At the beginning of
ta>e. E. P. Stillwell counsel for
Bridues made a motion for a
?trial which was promptly denied
?thecourt on the ground that, while
warrant did not charge it, it
,!? develop that the affair was
inch a serious nature as to take it
of the jurisdiction of the Ite
r's court. One witness for the
. was put on the stand and at the
[usion oMhe evidence the court
that there was probable cause,
bound the two over to Superior
n. Shelton is a youth from Shel
Laurel, Madison county and
njges is from this county, ^pth
a been working for the Blackwood ,
,ber Company on upper Caney
lit. Shelton entered a plea of guilty
being drunk and was fined $25.00
J the costs from which judgment I
kfappealed to the superior court, in;
irder to get the entire matter settled
i! one trial. I
Lush Wilson, colored was found (
pilty of transiting and possesion
ad prayer for judgment continued
Btil October 24th.
Jess Cunningham was tricd on a
(large of transporting and posses
Maud the matter was left open un
til the next term of the court, the
fourt intimating that there was per
haps not sufficient evidence to con
net. .) .
John Cope, intoxication, $20.00 and
tie costs. (
Will Pruitt, a similar charge,
ad the costs.
Ralph Bryson, assault, nol pros.
Same defendant intoxication, $25.00
aid the costs.
y S. Cant roll, operating an auto
We without license, judgment sus
pended uj>on ]>ayment of the costs an
ke not drive his car until license is
John Henry Fisher, negro youth,
*?s convicted of transporting and
possession and fined $*20.00 and the
Will Green, intoxication, $25.00 and
Joe X. Davis, abandonment, guilty
prayer for judgment continued until
W. H. Taylor and Lillie Stafford,
statuatorv charges, judgment suspen
^ upon payment of the costs. _
Bill Fisher and Sam Hall, fishing
*ithout license, nol pros.
Aivin Franklin, operating an au
tomobile while intoxicated, given i
fonr mouths sus pended judgment upon
Payment of a fine of $75 and the
tosts and license to drive an automo
bil* revoked for six months.
Bragg Parris intoxication, $25.00
,nd the costs.
Charlie Worley, transporting and
Possession $50.00 and the costs. ?
> Abraham Queen, Indian charged
*'di assault upon Enoch Oocumma,
Indian preacher was found guilty and
Mgment was suspended upon pay
ment of the costs, Oocumma agreed
*? pay part of the costs.
Knoeh Oocumma, now Indian
Pother, Las had an interesting his
.? He was sought throughout the
BAPTI?T MINISTERS TO MEET
The Baptist ministers of Western
North Carolina will meet at Bryson
City on October 18 and 19. The fol
lowing program has been arranged:
GENERAL SUBJECT: "CHRIST"
10:00 A. M.-Devotional, Rev.- J. N.
Lee , ?'
10:15 A. M.- Christ in Prophecy,?
R*v. G. A. Martin.
11:00 A. M.- Christ i? O. T. Types,
Rev. T. L. Sasser.
11:45 A M.- Business.
12:00 M.- Dinner.
1:30 P. M.- Devotional, Rev. T. F.
1:45 P. M.- Christ in the Synoptic
Gospels, Rev. W. H. Ford.
2:30 P. M. Christ in the Gospel of
John, Rev. R. L. Creal.
3:15 P. M.- Christ in the Early
Chnrch (Acts) Rev. A. V. Joyner.
4:00 P. M.- Adjourn
7:30 P. M.- Services Arranged by
? Local Church.
9:30 A. M.- ^ Devotional Rev. R. L
10:00 A. M.- Christ in the Book of
Romans, Rev. J. G. Murray.
10:45.- Christ in Corinthians, Rev.
I. K. Stafford.
11:30 A. M.- Christ in Revelation.,
Rev A. B. Smith
CORNER STONE FOR PILOT ?
FROM PILOT MOUNTAIN
Miss Dorothy L. Williams who rep
resents the Pilot in Sylva, has just
received an announcement that the
corner stone which will go into the
main building of the Pilot Life In
surance Company's group now being
erected at Sedgefield was brought
from near the top of Pilot Mountain,
the peak from which the Company's
name and trade mark were taken.
A special corner stone committee
headed by Vice-President H. B. Gun
ter recently spent a day on Pilot
Mountain, selected a boulder from
which the corner stone is now being
hewn. The boulder selected was found
to be a perfect specimen of granite,
and the architects say that it is ideal
for use as a corner stone.
W. A. Roberts, photographer, ac
companied the , committee to Pilot
Mountain for the puprose of making
moving pictures of the corner stone
selection. Mr. Roberts is making mov
ing pictures of the work on the Pil
ot's group of buildings and when the
work is completed the film will give
the history of the construction from
the time the first shovel of dirt was
turned by President McAllister until
the first day the employees arrive for
work in the new home.
A V?duction contest is being stag
ed in connection with the corner stone
ceremonies which are to be held the
15th of November. The leading life
insurance producers for the period be
tween September 12 and October 22
will be given the sterling silver trow
el with which the corner stone is to be
laid, and the leading life insurance
producers for each state in which
the Pilot operates will be given a
free trip to Greensboro for the cor
ner stone ceremonies.
The records of the contest, a copy
of Pilot Policy No. 1 held by R. G.
Vaughn, and a history of the Pilot
organization will be sealed in tho
corner stone. _
Four out of five of our marriec
men are suffering from matrimonia
dyspepsia. Their wives don't agree
United States years ago for the mur
der of Abraham Driver. Finally
caught he was brought to Webster,
tried on* a'charge of murder and ser
ved a term'in the state's prison. Lat
er he enlisted in the army and ser
ed during the war. Back home he
married a' sister of Abraham Queen,
and became a Methodist preacher The
trouble between him and the brother
in law seems to have grown out of
the removal of certain names from
the church register. No serious dam
age ww done,
) V d* ov
i -it'' oi
AREN'T YOU GLAD YOU LIVE
SOUTH OF THE OHIO RIVER?
Gary, Ind., Sept. (27.?Pupils of
Emmerson High School, more than
800 of whom were on strike because
of the enrollment of Negroes in their
classes, put it up to City and School
officials today to remedy the situa
When less than 600 of the 1400
attending the school reported today.
Mayor Floyd E. Williams called a
i conference of the Board of Education
and teachers to discuss a possible
I way out.
i The presence of more than twenty
!-negroes and reports that more were
to be entered, caused a revolt yester
day among the white pupils. Dr. W.
A. Wirt, Superintendent, Explained at
protest meeting that because of the
districting the Negroes could not
be sent to Froebal high school, where
only fifty percent of the pupils are
Signs on bill boards, windows and
sidewalks on the second day of the
strike informed the public that "we
won't go back until Emmerson is
Emmerson has held the state foot
ball championship for four or five
years, and members of the football
team joined in the strike yesterday,
making known they would not report
for practice until the strike is set
BOUND TO COURT
Franklin, N. C. Sept. 2G?Charlie
Oliver, township constable was bound
to Superior Court today at a prelim
inary hearing on charge of a felon
ious assault with a deadly weapon
upon Cecil Holt, the charge growing
out of the shooting on the highway
between here and th6 Georgia line on
September 10 when Holt was wound
Raleigh Morris, former deputy slier
iff and acting as an officer on that
night was bound to court charged
with an assault with a deadly weapon
upon Harry Shepherd and Mrs. Shep
herd, occupants with Holt of the au
tomobile said to have been blocked by
a barricade on the highway by the
officers. ?> ,
The charge of assault upon Mrs.
Shepherd who was in a delicate state
of health and who was on her way to
the hospital grew out of evidence that
Morris pointed a pistol at the couplf
and that the defendant, while Shep
herd was arguing with the officers,
held Mrs. Shepherd in the car when
she attempted to get out saying to
her with an oath:,-''You sit still. You
are not going to get out and you hush
that hollering too."
Frank Norton deputy sheriff, the
third officer in the party, was found
guilty of a simple assault and fined
$2.50 and his share of the costs.
The cases against Holt and Shep
herd warrants for whom were sworn
out after the officers had been ar
rested, were all dismissed.
Oliver was placed under a $1,000
bond while Morris* was held under
two bonds of $200 each.
In the preliminary ( hearing, the
prosecution put on three witnesses,
Holt Shepherd and Harry McDowell,
the latter with the officers at the
time of the alleged shooting. The de
fense offered no testimony.'
/Much interest has been aroused in
Franklin and Macon county by the
affair. The hearing today was attend
ed by hundreds of people.
NEW LYRIC NEAR COMPLETION
The yric Theatre, being er
ected .?'* ~ O. Curtis, contractor
for Hai t Buchanan, is nearing
completk ' when finished wil
be one1 ? best picture show houses
in all ii North Carolina.
TK orium of the building is
130 "?*- mg by 28 feet in width,
ar? nave a seating capacity of
434 po >le. The building is fire
proof construction, and a steam heat
ing system of the latest im'pi^ved
American ijtdiators is being installed.
Mr. Buchanan states that the seats
will be as comfortable as the rock
ing chair at home, as he has pur
chased the best opera seats obtain
able, with spring and cushions.
To furnish the music for the new
theatre, Mr. Buchanan has bought a
Wurlitzer organette, which he states
is in effect a miniature pipe organ.
SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS
The members of the John McLean
Bible Class, of the Methodist Sunday
School, with the members of their
families and the teacher, Prof. V. E.
Wessinger motored to Mount Pisgah,
The class exercises and teaching
the lesson were held on the mountain.
The topic of the lesson was "Honor
ing God." - After introductory re
marks on the lesson, Prof. Wessinger
made a talk and called for volunteers
to give a few thoughts on the lesson.
Mr. C. L. Allison, superintendent of
the Sunday School, gave a few re
marks, in the course of which he
stated that when anyone was asked
to do any work for the Lord, he
should never say h^ was too tired
or busy, because God. wants busy
men. Mrs. Allison, who was a visitor
from the Baptist Sunday School, was
called on, and said that it was brought
out in the lesson that long as the
kings honored God they had great
success in ruling their kingdoms.
After the class exercises closed,
the lunch was spread and a great din
ner enjoyed. Then the party climbed
to the top of Pisgah for the magnifi
cent scenery. Pictures were taken of
the elass and visitors. Fifteen mem-J
bers of the class were present, and
the entire erowd totaled about fifty
Four new members joined the class
Among those enjoying the outing
were: % 'J
Mr. and Mrs. Mike Brown and fam
ily, Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Allison, Mr.
and rs. Claude Allison and family;
Mr. and Mrs. Fred N. McLean and
family; Mr. and Mrs. Furman Dillard
and family; Mr. Charlie Guffie,
and Mrs. John A. Parris and son,
Johhnie; Mr W R Tallent; Mr Dor
rance Tallent,; Mr and Mrs. A- 0,
Allison and family; Mr. and Mrs.
Sam Allison and son, Bobble; Mr.
and Mrs. J. E. Battle and children;
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Collins; Mr. W.
M Allison and Mr John Sutton.
JR. 0. U. A. M. RALLY
The New Savannah Council of the
Jr. O. U. A. M. will have a Rally
Day at the Gay School house Friday,
October 14th, 1927. The public is in
vited to attend especially all Juniors
and their respective families. Below
is the program:
All Juniors will meet at the hall
promptly at 10 o'clock.
1. Parade from hall to school house
by all members of Jr. O. U: A. M.,
2. Devotional exercise by Chaplain.
Tom Jones. /
3. Address by Councilor Carl Hig
don. _ . ; ' ]
4. Presentation of Bible to Gay
School, R. 0. Higdon.
5. Presentation of flag to Gay
School, Hershell Cabe.
6. Acceptance of Bibc and Flag in
behalf of Gay School, W. A. Buch
7. Dinner served on the grounds
picnic fashion by patrons of order
and school. . 1,
9. Address: To be supplied.
10. Short addresses by visiting
11. Program by Gay School.
12. Benediction. Rev. Fred Cook.
H. G. CABE,
A. C. WILSON7,
R. 0. HIGDON,
An exquisite bunch of georgeous
dahlias was brought to the Journal
office, this week, from the garden of
Mrs. W. D. Wike of Cullowhee.
TO HOLD SINGING CONVENTION
The Jackson County Singing Con
vention will be held at the court house
in Sylva, on the 4th Sunday in Oct
ober. beginning at 10 o'clock. Every
body is cordially invited to come.
Ben Hooper, President.
Clyde Fisher, Clerk
Lespedeza has doubled the yield of
corn on the farm of .D. A. Lowder of
Stanly county. Hardly anything will
take its place on a worn out soil, he
states. * ,
DEPUTY SHERIFF FIRES IN
SCHOOL YARD AS MAN FLEES
MEETING CALLED TO
? BOOST GOLF COURSE
I Plan bathing, golf and countiy
A meeting of interested citizens of
Jackson county has been called to
be held in the Chamber of Commerce
rooms, 'tomorrow, Friday evening at
7:30 to make plans for a golf course
and country club for Sylva and this
end of the county.
The meeting has been called for
7:30 and it is stated that it will
close promptly at 9.
It is planned to lay out a golf
course, build a small lake for bath
ing, and erect a country club build
ing within three miles of Sylva.
Civic leaders state that it has been
realized for a long time that if we
arc to attract and hold tourists in
and around Sylva, that it is necess
ary to provide more diversion, and
that bathing and golf are two things
that are now more demanded by the
tourists who come to Western North
Carolina. It is believed that this will
fill one of the greatest needs of Syl
va and this immediate section in at
tracting more tourists.
Those who are behind the move
ment and are backing it state that
they have plans for financing the
move that can be carried out and
are enthusiastic over the matter.
All interested citizens are invited
and urged to attend the meeting to
...... On' Thursday evening September
17th, the parents and teachers of the
Balsam Graded School met at the
school building for the purpose of
organizing a Parent Teachers Asso
ciation. The meeting proved to be a
great success; there being twenty six
A number of interesting and help
ful talks were made by the teachers
and parents. Their talks centered a
round one specific aim: "Unity and
Cooperation between teachers and
After many encouragingly) talks,
the P. T. A. was unanimously approve
cd and the different officers were
elected. At this meeting the P. T. A.
agreed to meet the following Satur
day at the school house, for general
improvements on the grounds. Sat
urday morning the men met with
teams, scoops, plows and other im
plements necessary in leveling the
school ground. While some were ex
cavating others were making swings,
acting poles, repairing water systems
and laying a new floor on the porch.
At noon the good women served a de
lightful picnic dinner. - ? ?
We class this as a red letter for
Balsam. ? .
GREAT POTATO COUNTRY
Mr. John Long stopped in front
of our office last week, and present
ed us with some of the finest Irish
potatoes that can grow. Mr. Long had
a wagon load of the potatoes, which
he was taking to market, and all of
them were as fine as can be grown.
They are of uniform size and shape,
and were a lovely sight. Mr. Long
stated that he had bushels upon top
of bushels of the same kind.
Jackson county is as fine a potato
growing section as the world affords.
Yes Hoxit, 22, Argura; to Ollie
Galloway, 16; Hornet.
Alden Ashe, 23, Sylva; to Maymc
Moore, 22, Sylva.
Garrland H. Oxner, 23, to Nora
Eula .Ward, 23, both of Jackson Co.
Don Chastain, 25 to Janie Shook,
18; both of Tuckaseigee.
Howard Robertson of Forsyth coun
ty cut his alfalfa four times this
year and says that each cuttiong will
yield him about one and one-half tons
of hay per acre. He feeds his live
stock on the hay.
Henry Rich, a young man, who is
said to have been wanted by officers
for some four months, in connection
with a cutting scrape, is said toTfave
been fired upon by deputy sheriff
Claude Wike, in the school yard, at
Olivet during the dinner recess, Tues
day, while a large number of school
children were in the yard; and after
running for some distance, Rich made
good his escape from the officer.
There are two versions of the af
fair, one told by Mr. Morris Alley,
principal of the school and the other
by Mr. Wike.
Mr. Alley stated to a representa
tive of this paper that he was eating
dinner, and hearing the shooting,
rushed from the house and asked
Mr. Wike to desist from shooting
about the school, whereupon, accord
ing to Mr. Alley, Mr. 'Wike turned
upon him, and using abusive language
struck him in the head with his fist,
and then renewed his pursuit of the
fleeing Rich. Mr. Alley stdted that
Mr. Wike turned, with a stick in his
hand and cursed and abused tho
teacher in the presence of the school
children, the young lady teachers and
Miss Tullye Borden, rural supervis
or of schools. Mr. Alley asserted that
he is going to prosecute the officer
in the superior court.
Mr. Alley says that the officer
shot a number of times in the school
yard, which was crowded with school
children at play. He stated that he
did not know who Rich was, that he
had noticed the young man playing
with the boys on the basketball court,
and had heard them call him "Hen
ry;" but did not know that he was
Henry Rich, or that he was wanted
by the officers.
Mr. Wike's version of the affair,
as told to The Journal, is that he,
with two other officers, learning that
Rich, who he says is wanted by the
officers of two counties, was at Oli
vet, coaching the basket-ball team
for Mr. Alley, went down to arrest
him. He stated that the other offi
cers were placed >at points where
they could stop Rich if he atempted
to run and that he, Mr. Wike, slipped
down close and grabbed Rich by the
shirt, that Rich jerked loose and ran,
and that he fired his pistol a couple
of times, to frigten the fleeing man
into stopping; but that he was very
careful to shoot in ta }he ground, '
and took particular pains to see that
none of the children were injured.
He stated that Mr. Alley ran from
the house and headed him off as
he was' following Rich, and begai
cursing and abusing him, and that
he struck at Mr. Alley, to defend
himself, but did not hit him. After
Rich had gotten away, he stated he
returned for his pistol holster, which
he lost, and that Mr. Alley again be
gan his abusive language; but that
he, Mr. Wike, while he remonstrated
with Mr. Alley about having Rich
there and in interfering with the of
ficer, was careful of his language, in
the presence of the children and the
young' ladies who were teachers.
BRYSON REUNION SATURDAY
The annual reunion of the Bryson
family will be held at Beta, on Sat
urday of this week. Speeches will
be delivered by Judge Thad D. Bry
son, Judge Walter E. Moore and oth
ers. Picnic dinner will be served, and
a good time is planned for the Bry
son family nad its friends.
Poor, Poor DON ? **
Here lie the remains of Donald
He grabbed the check and gave up
Seth Brown's son didn't miss his
goal so very far. He intended to go
to Europe on a scholarship?but he
went on a cattleship.
Nothing can be done in Mexico
that isn't put up to Morrow.
A fine sample line of engraved
and printed Christmas cards now on
display at the Journal offim.