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FRANKLIN, N. C, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 1928
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r uneral Services Will Be
f- Held At Chapel. Hill
Thomas Calhoun McCoy, '64; form
cr chairman of the ?; Buncombe Coun
ty Republican Executive committee
and. for 15 years or mope deputy col
lector of internal revenue,' die,d Sun-
dav mrirnincr -it .ft nVlnrlr tUa tinma
nf Ilia Ktittik. ' Timaa X-T K rC . . '
at 38 Victoria Place, following; - an
illness of three weeks'. Death was
due to. heart trouble, Mr. McCoy
having suffered from this for several
years. ; y ;
Funeral service will be held at the
. Noland-Brown Chapel 'at' 283 .Biltmorc
avenue this afternoon at 1:30 o'clock,
with burial at Riverside cemetry. Rev.
Dr. Leland Cook,, pastor "of the First
Christian Church, will officiate. The
service at the cemetery will be in
charge of Mt. Hermon Masonic Lodge,
the members of which have been
asked to meet at the Masonic Temple
at 1 o'clock this afternoon, from
where they will attend the service in
a . body. , . :.
Pallbearer Ar Masons
a- Active- pallbearer sjwillbe members
E., Rankin, D. Hiden Ramsey, Clyde
Reed, Dan Hill, Thomas Harkins,
Jtlrowniow Jackson.H.rtr Howell. K
I. Robinson, C. C. Millard, F. A
Panning, H. . M. Brown, and J, Y.
Mr. McCoy was born at Franklin,
in- Macon County, N. C, March 1,
1863. In 1897 he entered Ihe service
in this position until" 1912 when he
resigned. He was associated in the
Revenue service with J. J. Britt, Gus
and Dolph Patterson and a number
of other well known Western JNorth
Carolina men and he had the repu
tation of being one of the most fear
less of officers.
Named Committee Head ,
In 1914 Mr. McCoy was elected
chairman of the Buncombe County
Republican Executive committee and
was ' in charge of the campaign in
this county when James J. . pntt,
Republican," was elected Congressman
from the Tenth North Carolina Dis
trict. At the end of his first term
as chairman, Mr. McCoy retired, be
ing succeeded in that office by Dan
Hill, now postmaster here. Mr. Mc
: I ytt ,irn n nlxfftitn mf ArctAH 1 f TltflC
-and took an active part in the cam
paigns in this section. He was one
of the original advocates of the Com
mission- form of Government tor Ashe
ville, and he. aided in the formation
of : a fusion ticket which was suc
ceessful in the election. During the
oast several years Mr. McCoy has
teen engaged in the mica mining
business in Macon county. He was
a thirty-second degree Mason and - a
"Shriner and belonged to the old
Asheville Club and the old Elks Club
No. 608. : ;:.
Mr. McCoy's wife, who was before
' her marriage Miss Sallie Hallyburton,
died in 1917. Surviving are five chil-
dren, tour sons and -one daugnter,
as follows :i Ed PMcCoyofJPisgah
Forest, N. C; Dr Hallyburton Mc
Coy, of Crozet, Va.; Thomas A. Mc
Coy, of Asheville ; William McCoy,
of Richmond, Va. ; and Mrs. L. W.
Cherry, of Asheville. . -
H6 is alsosurvived by the following
brothers add sisters ; vJames H. Mcr
Coy, pf Asheville; A. L. McCoy, of
Abbeville, S. Q; Charles McCoy, of
Middlesboro, 1 Ky.; and . Mrs.. W. V.
Tennant, of Middlesboro. Asheville
Citizen, Jan. 30. . ' .
Chief Henry's -
1 Neither Chief Henry nor the mayor
gets any cost out of cases tried in
the mayor's court. In reference to
speeding the chief states that he has
only made a start toward putting a
slop to speeding and that he in
tends to continue, issuing invitations
to meet the mayor, though such invi
tations are not at all popular.
v Cattle Sale
The auction sale of Guernseys Wed
nesday of last week was not con
firmed as few animals brought the
purchase price and expenses of get-
vuig iiiciii iicre. ii is uiiucisiwu wiii
the heifers will be sold at private
sales. In fact auite a few of them
have been so sold already.
FATE, ONCE HIS FRIEND,
DESERTS JERRY DALTON,
PLEADING FOR CLEMENCY
Mease and Party Visit Way
ah Refuge on Wild Cat
Hunt Mighty Nimrod,
Zeb Shope, There With
Hounds -Goats. S. ,0. L.
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C. N. Mease, deputy state game and
fish commissioner, Bob Pressley, How-,
ard Melton and R. Statford, all of
Black Mountain, - and W. K. Beich
ley, district forester with headquarters
in Asheville, arrived here last Friday
with a number of cat hounds and,
with a few ' local Nimrods, proceeded
tp Wilson Lick- near the top of Way
ah Bald tcr take part . in a hunt for
wild cats on the Wayah Bald State
Game refuge. Jesse and Fred Slagle,
Zeb Shope and Z. B. Byrd were the
local people who made" the trip. On
Friday afternoon these hunters killed
two or three goats. ' It is stated that
de'er -will - not use . the range where
goats feed. Consequently, it is the
intention v to rid' the refuge of all
which have been running wild on the
range 1 for many , years.
Late in the afternoon snow began
to fall. Soon the cround was covered
withl severaLwinches of snow. The
Atiiwj , ; v'icW-wsi1! ; tn have -been conT
abandoned. No' wild "cats were killed
Local H. S. Girls
' Have Chanc6 to
Knowledge of cookeryl food values,
selection as to quality, or other phas
es of the subject of meat, may bring
local high school girls within reach
of : a university scholarship or cash
award if thyl can transfer this knowl
edge to paper. - ,
High school . home economics teach
ers have just received formal an
nouncement of the Fifth Nationa
Meat Story contest. The contest is
held " annually in high schools of the
United Statees .under' the sponsorship
of the National Live Stock and Meat
board. It has the indorsement of. col
lege home economics heads and other
leaders in the field who look upon
it as a valuable educational project
Interest in the contest has increased
eeach year,, it is said. Last year ap
proximately 14,000 girls from high
schools m every, state of the union
competed and the board expects that
even a larger number will be enrolled
in .' the present contest. As in the
past, the distribution of prizes is arr
ranged so that girls in every state
will be among the winners. Miss Rose
Gertrude Schmidt, of Moorestown, N,
J., won the national championship last
The present contest will close on
March 15, according to the announce
ment. Judging of the stories will be
in the hands of a committee which
is to be selected from college direc
tors of home economics and other
authorities on the subject.
It is explained that the purpose of
tnecontest is to stimulate more-.interest
in the study of home economics,
The scholarships offered are for home
economics courses. Ihese and the
cash .prizes furnish an incentive for
the. future housewife to take part in
the event which, it is "hoped, will bet
ter fit her to assume the resnonsi
bilities of home manager. . ; ,
s Snow Falls :
Something unusual in the way of
snow fall occurred here last, Friday
afternoon at 5:30 o'clock. Wjith no
preliminaries at all a heavy snow be
gan to fall suddenly. The snow came
from the west on the ordef of an
April shower. For quite a distance
the storm could be seen approaching
and appeared as a dark band several
feet in height advancing over the
surface of . the earth. The storm con
tinued until about two inches had fal
len. Inuring .the night the weather
cleared and the thermometer stood at
10 above Saturday morning when the
mountains and valleys presented "one
vast panorama of dazzling whiteness."
Rev. John Brendle, of Copper Hill,
Tenn., will preach at the' local (Bap
tist church Sunday morning and ,Sun-
day night. A cordial invitation hi ex-1
tended to the public.
Gov; McLean Turns Deaf
w nana a ut Ult -nupilWa
tion Had Been Filed Quiet
ly By' Attorneys.
Raleigh, N. C, Jan. 27. Governor
McLean today . turned a dear car to
an . appeal for the parole, of Jerry
Dalton, young Macon county moun
taineer, who was seeking his release
from a sentence that now runs from
20 to 30 years la prison but-which
once carried the death penalty.
He-was -one ofthe iinestateand
county prisoners appealing for paroles
to which clemency was today, de
Back in 1918, Dalton, then a boy of
20, was convicted of first degree mur
der for slaying his sweetheart and his
rival for her hand. Removed from
Macon county to the Asheville jail,
to be held pending an apepal.to the
Supreme Court, Dalton made his
escape, went West and was a fugitive
from Justice for four years.'
Then, in 1922,' the woman with 'whom
he boarded in a Pacific Coast city
learned of his identity and -gave- him
over to the "authorities. , He was
brought , back here and given a, cell
on death row, an appeal to the Su
preme Court was ' refused him, and
early in 1923 he was face to face with
the electricr chairr--" " 7 . "
lor an. itti ?."' v 'Ij-i twic li.nlw- r.l; '
and Governor Morrison was besought
by literally1 thousands of prominent
people to spare- him. After an exten
sive investigation, the executive com
muted his sentence to life imprison
ment, the- commutation order going
out a day or two before the date set
for his execution.
Jerry started out with a life term
ahead of him but luck soon served him
again, for in December, 1923, the
Governor put into effect in all state
and county convict .systems' the inde
terminate sentence, and that had ' the
result of cutting Jerry's sentence' from
life to a minimum of twenty years and
a maximum of 30. ' '
The other day Jerry, through at
torneys, quietly filed an application
with Pardon Commissioner Edwin-
Bridges in ,a move that sought , to ' cut
even snorter his prison- stay. But
Mr. Bridges, investigating, found that
the fates had served Jerry pretty
well considering what a terrible, dose
had been first dished out to him, so
there was nothing to do but hold
the- 20 to 30 year sentence as it stood.
Asheville Citizen. T
The sick folks in this N section are
all ' improving.
Dr. Horsley, Dr. Fouts, and Dr.
Williams have been visiting our com
munity often on the account of, so
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Ram
sey, on January 22, a fine boy, Rob
ert Junior. 1
Little Samuel Ramsey, , Jr., is up
again after a serious spell, of pneu
Born to Mr. and Mrs. peorgc
Bingam on January 16, a boy:
Mr. Charley Anderson made a busi
ness trip to Bryson City Monday.
Messrs. Dock Hall and Ed. McCoy,
of Oak. - Grovx, . were . . through this,
section ,and, Briartowrti buying ... cattle
recently. : . ... ,, ; ,
Miss Lulie smith, who has been,, at
tending .schooU .at Sylva, S. .C, has
come home 6n account of. ill health.
Mr. Erwin Smith is planning on
moving on Hadley Ramsey's land
when the moon gets -right: .
Hurrah! for Mr., "A Subscriber"
and Mr. John Ferguson. We would
like to hear- from them again and
others, on the tax question.
Dogs Howl for Food
At the meeting of the county com
missioners Monday Doc Bernard stat
ed that when he carried around a
petition to be signed opposing : the
building of a jail, all the men and
women signed, the children cried -because
they were ; not permitted to do
so, and eveir ' the: dogs howled when
he left a. home. - Doc evidently un
derstood the language ; of the canine
population, because- he "claimed that
the dogs were howling for lower taxes
in order to -get more- to eat. ,
" Black Friday
Last . Friday was ,Black: Friday to
'red Higdon. 'The mayor said "Five
Dollars For Speedinc," and Fred was
net driving new Ford at that.
Decide Not to Build New
Jail Some Discussion As
to Repair of Old Jail
At its 'meeting Monday morning
the board of county commissioners
revoked its recent order to issue
$70,000 in bonds for the purpose of
building a new jail 'for Macon county.
Quite a few of the tax payers were
present at the meeting and expressed
an unanimous sentiment against a new
jail for this county. Petitions were
also presented to the commissioners
bearing 'the names. fmore than 1,200
iax payers as opposed, to the propo
sition. ; Attorney Wint Horn repre
sented the "petitioners , and his idea
seemedtobet6 repair the present
jail to which those present s'eemed to
agree, lhis caused quite a bit of
discussion. The present jail was con
demned by the state authorities some
time ago and, it was stated, that the
representative of the state who con
demned the jail expressed the opinion
that' the present structure could not
be repaired to mccet state rquirements.
It was the . general concensus of
opinion that the commissioners should
take the matter up with the state
authorities with a view to getting their
approval on the jail after certain re
pairs are made. If this approval can
not be obtained, then the commission
ers will not doubt refuse to make any
Commissioner Chas. H. McClure
madejthemotion to revoke the recent
Cullowhee,' January 26. The office
force of Cullowhee State Normal
school is keeping busy these days,
taking care of the heavy correspon
dence concerning the spring arid sum
mer quarters. President Hunter says
if one can judge by the volume of
the present mail and the number of
advance 1 reservations, the spring and
summer quarters should, exceed in at
tendance that of any previous year,
by from fifty to one hundred students.
Something like 250 are definitely
anticipated for the spring quarter.
And these are all normal students,
since the high school' department has
been entirely eliminated.- Plans arc
being made to accommodate young
women in the. pavies Hall as well as
in Moore ' 'Dormitory. ; This means
that the young men who now oc
cupy Davies Hall will find accom
modation in the community for the
spring and summer quarters.
- It had .been, the expectation of the
authorities that" a new dormitory
would have been :ready for the sum
mer, making it possible to, have a
hundred more boarding students than
we had last year and year before
last. But the State Advisory Budget
commission requested that the erec
tion of the proposed dormitory be
deferred for a while. However, if
present plans are carried out, Cullo
whee will undertake to take care of
the anticipated increased summer at
tendance, even if it becomes nces
sary to scure accomodations in Sylva,
eight miles, and provide for trans
portation. Assurances ave been given
that Sylva wolld co-operate in mak
ing possibleiVA..!llargc attendance at
Cullowhee. . . . -
DEATH OF MRS.
Mrs. Mary Alva Gibson; '70; died
at her home on "Covee January 28.
She was married1' fifty "yestrs ago to
Joe C Gibson. The' deceased was si
devout member of the Sriow! Hill
Methodist church, having united with
the. church when a 'girl. Mrs. GibsonJ
was well and favorably known
throughout the coUntv and was de
votedly loved by a host of ' friends
in Western North Carolina.
The remains were interred at Snow
Hill cemetery, Rev. J. H. Strickland
and Kev. Mr. Bradley conducting the
Besides her husband the deceased
is survived by the following named
children: Mrs. Fr'ank I. "Murray,
Franklin; ?VJaltr. Gibson; Mrs. Ada
Dalton. Mrs-Jiearl Holbrooks, Weav
er Gibson, Sam Gibson, Mrs. Robert
Bryson, Carroll Gibson and Mrs.
Mamie Reynolds, all of Iotla.
P. T. A. Meeting
The P. T. A. will meet : Friday - at
3:30 at the home of Mrs. Tom Johns
ton. ; A , special program has been ar
ranged and the teachers in particular
are invited to attend. All members
arc also urged to be present.
ii ill nun dm i i: u
Wood, Byrd and Nicholson
Meeting With Officials
From Washington a t
National Forest officials of Wash
ington, D. C, and the supervisors
and rangers of the Pisgah, Nantahala,
Unaka and Alabama National forests
will convene this morning at 10 o'clock
at the -Ashev ille Biltmorc -hotel - for
a five-day convention school for rang-
tu-diiu super visurs anu iu. plan inc
financial expenditures of the four
large ,forests for the fiscal year be
ginning July 1.
The officials of the four' large for
ests, representing a total area of ap
proximately 900,000 acres, will present
their itemized needs for the running
of the forests for the next year. In
business sessions with the Washing
ton officials the allocations will be
made. The development and use of
plans of work for the various forests
will be studied by the members of the
staffs during the week.
O. H. Stabler, assistant district for
ester in charge of operation; L. King,
assistant, district, forester in charge
district fiscal agent, are the Washing
ton nf f ir rf f irtals uhn ur!ll attpnrl
the meeting here. Mr. MaDier will
have charge of the financial plans at
tne meeting; Mr. King was assist
Mr. Stabler and Mr. Scott will ' con-i;
duct the discussions on the work plans,
of the forests. M. A. Mqrttoon, su
pervisor of Pisgah' National forest,
has charge of the arrangements for
the meetings here and the entertain-'
ment of the visiting officials, approxi
mately 30 in number. There will be
two sessions daily at , the hotel head-
Other Delegate '
In addition to the Washington of
ficials the following members of the
service in the four Nataional forests
will attend: Nantahala forest: A. A.
iw i - r r : . i t.
vvudu, ui rraiiKiin, supervisor; z.. r.
Byrd, of Franklin, and R. C. Nichol
son, Clayton, Ga., rangers; Unaka
forest : S. R. Boardbent, of Bristpn,
supervisor, and Rangers, W. G. '
Thompson, of Damascus, Va, ; W. R.
Paddock, of Damascus, Va. G. W.
Cole,-Watauga: Valley, Tenn.; E. M. '
Manchester, Erwin, Tenn. ; and C. S.
Jackson, of Ivanhoe, Va,; Alabama
forest; II. N. Cope, Columbus, Ga.,
supervisor; and Rangers F. L. Grimes,
of Columbia, S. C. ; Pisgah forest :
M. A. Mattoon, supervisor; J. W. Mc
Nair, assistant supervisor ; R. C. Dady,
clerk, of Asheville; C. S. Dunn, rang-
er of Pisgah Forest; Monroe Coffey,
ranger of Edgemont; L. Jared, ranger
of Hot Springs ; and ' Rangers R. J":
Ricbold and V. H. Cahalan, both of.
Marion. Asheville Citizen.
Scaly tyews !
Mrs. Mamie Dryman was called to
Cornelia, Ga., last Thursday on ac
count of the illness' of her mother,
Mrs. . Betty McConnell,
Miss Velma Vinson has returned '
19, her home here raf tcr an absence of
several mouths in Florida.
Mrs. Maggie Justus is visiting her
daughter, Mrs. Ed Grain at this writing.-
'Mrs. John Watkins is recovering
from a case of measles.
Mr. i Claude jMcCon-.u ll, who has
been away for past several months,
is "Visiting .home folks this week. '
We are glad to rc: ort that Mr.
Arthur Bryson, who w in the auto
wreck with Chas. Wright, is able to
be out again.
Mrs. A. A. Burnettc, who suffered
a stroke of paralysis in Novenber,
is gradually improving.
Mr. Jcsse .Miller and Mr. Arthur
Chastain are getting ready for farm
ing. They have been ditching and
plowing for the past two ..weeks.
Judge Bryson Here
During the examination week at
Dike University, Judge T. D. Bryson,
now professor of law there, got-'
through . with his work early and
spent some days last wepk at his
former home in Bryson City, visiting
his sons and daughter ; and friends.
The judge was also shaking hands
with his hundreds of friends here
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