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Has More Paid-in-Advance Subscribers In Haywood County Than All ii'tvAy Xcwspapcts Combined
WAYNESVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 31, 1931.
Gov. O. Max Gardner has been re
requested to call a special term of
Buncombe superior court for trial of
cases involving the condemnation of
lands for inclusion in the Great
V Smoky Mountain National Park
'The board of county commissioners
at a special meeting adopted a res
clution requesting the special term
to begin January 25.
Confident Chairman Raskob has
definitely abandoned his state liquor
plan as a Democratic platform plank
Democrats Congressional leaders be
lieve a harmony session is in sight
I at next month's national meeting.
In statement yesterday Jose
' phua Daniels said that the Democrats
will win next year. A candidate
l must have no vestage of "pink Re
'I publlcanism" he stated. He also said
prohibition was not an issue this
; year "h
" Fifty-three suits were filed in tae
Buncombe county superior court
. against persons who failed to pay
',' pledge to the Great Smoky Moun-
tain National Park. Quite a few of
these suits were against Haywood
'" The state budget bureau tut state
expenses at Raleigh yesterday. Ex
penses that were drastically slashed by
the 1931 assembly -.were slashed "'still
r; Max Sehmeling and Mickey Walk
er are scheduled to fight late in Feb
ruary in Miami, Fla., providing cer
tain agreements between managers
can be Worked out by that time.
MAYW00D BOY IS
2QLLED BY EXPLO
Ulyessus Harvey, of Mount
Sterling, attempts to shoot
Ulyessus Harvy, 23, of the Mount
Sterling section, was fatally burned
Christmas eve night when he attempt
ed to shoot a home made "bomb". The
omb was made of an unusualy large
imount of powder and it was his in
ention to use it as part of the holi
: After lighting the fuse he waited
br the explosion, but instead of the
tomb exploding, his belief , was that
he fuse went out. Just as he neared
he bomb it went off, setting his
owder covered clothes on 'fire. He
tarted to run and ran half a mile
efore his two friends could catch him,
vnen they finally caught him his
tothes were burned completely off
nd tne flesh severely scorched.
His friends tried in vain to relieve
im of his suffering and tried to carry
im out ne could not endure the pain
t being touched. He walked a mile
nd a half to the home of his mother,
irs. a. A. Harvey. There friends
ade a bed on a truck and started
' f . w .
r we .Haywood hospital here. The
arty reached the hospital at 4 a. m.
He Buffered intense agony, and very
me could be done to' give him re
ef because of the nature of the
urns. He died at 9:30 Christmas
torning. The accident occured about
1:00 the night before.
m. a : .
" "vo irienos with Harvey at
le time of the explosion were Ernest
fhite, Mi Gilmer Leatherwood.
Funeral services, were held at the
aptist church in the Mount Sterling
Jction Saturday afternoon. ,'.
Surviving are his mother, one broth
V Ernest, and five sisters, Mrs.
nest Early, Susie, Alma, Leo and
KILL LARGE DEER
;Guy Massie and Roy Francis bag
d an '8 spike buck deer "Tuesday af
trnoon. They are members of the
d and Gun Club, where the deer
SHOOTS SELF IN
HEART, IS REPORT
Two Pistols are Found by
his Side After Fatal Shot
NO MOTIVE GIVEN
Was Resident of Mount Ster
ling Section. Was in Com
pany of David Sutton.
Reports reaching Waynesville from
the Mount Sterling section were that
Lawrence Smith, 22, had committed
suicide late Saturday afternoon.
Sheriff J. A. Lowe investigated the
death but up until Wednesday morn
ing had no comment to make on what
he had "uncovered". The meager re
ports reaching here were that Smith
called at the home of David Sutton, a
neighbar Saturday afternoon to get
a pistol he had let Suttwi have some
time back. After receiving the pistol
from Sutton, Smith talked for several
nunutes to Sutton and asked him to
walk part the way home with him.
The two, it is said, walked for about
75 yards, when Smith turned the
pistol on himself, firing a bullet
through his heart.
Upon investigating it was found
tnat two pistols were lound near
Smith's body. Sutton told officers
that Smith comniited suicide.
Funeral services were held Tuesday
morning, lie was the son of Mr. and
Mrs. Dick Smith.
ON JANUARY 11
Hon. A.M. Stack, Presiding
Judge. Over 70 Cases are
Scheduled for Trial.
The regular .cjvil term of Superior
"court of Haywood county will ; con
vene here Monday, January 11, with
lion. A. M'.'" Stack, presiding judge.
Approrimatoly 70 cases are sched
uled for trial, most of them ere
minor cases and will consume little
The motion docket is set for Sat
urday 16th and is scheduled to last
through Wednesday 20th of the sec
The cases and their re-Deceive
numbers, cs appear on the court cal
endar are as follows:
1921 Hipps vs. Gibson.
2469 Corzine A-s. Sloan et al,
1926 Hipps vs. Green.
2057 Wright vs. Medi'ord.
2124 Dempsey vs. Orr.
2328 Morgan, Admr. vs. McGee et al.
2352 C. I. T. Corporation vs. Mills.
2422 Moon vs. Massie.
2460 Smith vs. Alley, Admr.
2478 Holland Furnace Co. vs. Keller.
2486 Mackey vs. Haney.
2391 Sloon vs. Trull.
2496 Haywood Garage vs. Howell.
25(H Mackey Vs. Mackey.
2502 Kinsland vs. Kinsland.
2524- Rogers vs. Wells.
2525 Sheehan vs. Town, of Wayies
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Caught, But Escapes
W. W. Blackwell, of the Blaokwell
Bushnell Wholesale Grocery Com
pany wns convinced early Monday
morinng that a caught hit and run
driver is worth more than several'
such menaces still at liberty.
; Mr. Blackwell was driving along
highway No. 10 near Balsam early
Monday morning when a drunK ne
gro ran into Mr. Black-well's car,
doing considerable damage. The
negro was caught ; and brought to
Waynesville to be turned over to the
The negro was left in the car
alone while a telephone call was
placed for help, whereupon, the ne
gro seeing his opportunity of escape
bid farewell to his victim.
He was later found and paid for
damages done to Mr. Blackwell's car.
J. M. Mock Spends
Over $10,000 For
Acid Wood In 1931
J. M. Mock, local merchant, in
auditing his books for the year
found that he had bought over $10,.
000 worth of acid wood from the
farmers of this county during the
Most of the wood is resold by
Mr. Mock to the Champion Fibre
company at Canton.
In connection with the acid wood
Mr. Mock bought quite a bit of
bark used in tanneries.
Mr. Mock is in constant touch
with the farmers of the county
and he says conditions in Haywood
county are much better than in any
other county in Western North
Carolina. He is also optimistic
over the business prospects for the
VV. F.BELL, SR., 70,
DIES AT CANTON
Has Lived in County For
Number of Years, Well
WAS AN INVENTOR
Several Inventions Patented
by him, was a Contractor
Funeral services were neld Sui'i-
day for W. F. Bell, Sr., 70. of Canton,
at the St. Andrews Episcopal church,
with the Rev. George Lonuel Grang
er, pastor of the church, conducting
the services. Interment was made
at Bon Adventure cemetery, Canton.
Mr. Bell died Christ Day after
n ilncss of several wteks, of double
Mr. Bell was well known in Hay
wood county. He moved to Canton
in 1913 from Romla, N, C- Before
moving to Canton Mr. Bell was en
gaged in the lumber business. He
was a pioneer lumberman in Wilkes
county and was the first to intro
duce steam saw mills in that county.
After moving to Canton he served
on the board of aldermen for that
city and was engaged in contracting.
He was the builder of the Episcopal
church in Canton. Later 'he de
Voted his time to the automobile
Not only was Mr. Bell a lumberman,
contractor, and in the automobile bus
iness, but invented a number of prac
tical devices, which he received a
patent on several. One of the out
standing inventions was the machine
now used by the. state highway for
marking the line in the center of the
Mr- Bell is survived by seven chil
dren, two sisters and one brother. The
children are: Miss Victoria Bell,
Newton, Mrs. 0. C. Dudley, Canton,
Holland S, Bell, Canton, C. V. Bell
and W. F. Bell, Jr., Waynesville, Mrs.
Wiggington, Morristowri, Ten , and
Dan Bell, student at Weaver College,
His two sisters. Mrs. R. IV Crater
and Mrs. W. S. Sale, of Elkin. M r.
Charlie Bell, brother, of Yadkinvilie,
Mr. Bell was born in Yadkin county j
of this. state-
SOUTHERN TAKES OFF PASSENGER
TRAIN ON BRYSON LINE, ONE A DAY
Officials of the Southern Railway
System announced this week that the
passenger train from Asheville to
Bryson City will be discontinued ori
Sunday, January 3rd. W'ith the dis
continuance of this train Waynesville
and vicinity will have only one pas
senger train a day from Asheville
The morning train, No. 17, will
arrive from Asheville at 9:32 a, m.
Eastern Standard Time. Train No- j
18 will arrive here from Murphy at
2 p. m. Eastern Standard Time go
ing to Asheville.
The new schedule makes is im-
GEO. D. SHERR1LL
Photographer and Success
ful Business Man Here for
GOOD CHURCH WORKEE
32 Degree Mason, Member
of Junior Order, is Buried
Funeral services for George D.
Sherrill, 52, were held at the First
Baptist church here Wednesday after
noon. The Rev. H. W. Baucom. nastor
of the church, conducted the service.
Fellow Masons of the WayViesville
Masvinic Ixidge conducted the Ma
sonic service. Interment was in Riv
erside cemetery, Asheville.
Mr. Sherrill died late Tuesday after
noon after an illness of about three
weeks due to pneumonia. Tuesday
noon it. was thought that he hnd
passed the crisis and would probably
recover from his illness, but a turn
for the worse later in the afternoon
resulted in a sudden death.
Mr. Sherrill was a native of West
ern North Carolina, born in Sylva,
Jackson county in 1879. He was the
son of Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Sherrill,
both of whom were widely known in
Western North Carolina,
Mr. Sherrill came to Waynesville
30 years ago, where he has lived con
tinuously up to the time of his death.
He opened a photographers .'studio
when he 'first, came to Waynesville,
but at times lias operated several
other business establishments, in
connection with the studio.
Several years after .coming here
he established a five and ten cent
shire, which .lie'" operated for several
years. He was also owner of an in
surance agency here, but was conir
polled to sell this business because
of his health and the increased work
in the studio.
Mr. Sherrill was one of the best
known men in Haywood county and
was held in high esteem by all who
knew him. He took much interest in
church work and was one of the most
faithful and loyal members in the
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Rumors That Two
Killed In Florida
Word was received here by The
Mountaineer from Jacksonville thai
two boys from Waynesville, Bill
Forester and a ..Messer boy. were kill
ed in a wreck there last week.
. The' -sheriff's department was uii-
able to place the boys and it is
thought that it must be . Waynesville
of another state, although the third
boy in the party, Krnest Watson, of
Bryson Ciy, was also killed.
Paper Printed 40
Years Ago Brought
To The Mountaineer
A. copy of Tho Waynesville Courier
printed September 17, 1891 was
brought to this office last week. It
is yellow with age but can be easily
At that time Z. V. Rogers and J.
D. Boone were editors of the paper
The advertisements consisted mostly'
oi patent maenmes and larm impie-;
possible to make a round trip
Asheville in one day,
J T. Terrell, local
as has been
here, said that the new schedule would ' feel that since the speaker is recog
not aTect the freight trains. Freight j nized as being able to handle the ques
haulcd on this road this, month in- jtion as perhaps few others could, and
creased considerably over the same .since the question is one of the most
month last year. popular questions for discussion today,
In commenting on the new schedule, that the public will be cordially in
Mr. Terrell, pointed out that, the jvited to hear the discussion.
railroad here used Central Time '
while the time used in Waynesville j
was Eastern. Standard Time. The (
Central Tie is one hour later than
Advertising Medium In Haywood County
County Agent Jas. L Robinson
Completes Year's Work. More
IN CITY, J. B. S.
Former Resident Here Pas
ses away at Home of Neice
in Brevard, December 26.
WELL KNOWN HERE
In 1881 with Brother opened
Frst Drug: Store West of
The friends of Mr. .1. Ii. S. M.-ln
tosh will be grieved to hear of his
death on DecemlxT 26th at the home
of his niece, Mr. Frank Jenkins, in
Brevard, N C. While Mr. Mcintosh
was horn in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, he
was of Southern parentage, being a
descendant of John M. Mcintosh who
was prominent in the settlement and
curly history of Coorgia. On the
maternal side he was of old. French
Huguenot extract ion. His mother's
family, the l.edmo's, having conic
to South Carolina as refugees from
religious . persecution in France.
The early childhood of Mr. Mcin
tosh was passed in Charleston and
Crrcnville, S. C. He was educated in
the pn Me schools, and later at
He came to Western North .Car;.)-,
lina in early manhood and married
Miss Mary Evelyn Sprague of Moi
ganton. In 18K1 be and bis brother, the fate
Donald M. Mcintosh, loraK'd in
Waynesville and opened the first
drug store in this section of the date
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TRUCK TO BRING
MAIL HERE AFTER
TRAIN TAKEN OFF
Same Service to be Given as
Before Trains Were Dis
continued. Postmaster T. L. Green announced
this morning that a Star Truck Route
l has' lieen '-guaranteed to serve Way
j nesville in bringing 'ami dispatching
mail here on and after January .'!.
This WJW4 necessary when the two
j pa.SM.nr,r trains were discontinued tin
jth, Muj.phy jfranch.. The truck will
jeave Bry son City at 7 a. m, and will
'arrive here about :20. In the after-
noon the truck leaves Asheville aixiut
.'! p. m. and wiP arrive here at 4 p. m.
This new .arrangement .will enable
citizens here to receive mail at about
the same hours as when by train.
Major Howell To
Talk On Bonus
Question, Jan. 11
pG Speak at Regular Meet
ing of American Legion.
Public Is Invited.
j Major Howell is scheduled to be' the
j principal speaker at the regular
I monthlv meeting of the American
Ix-gion meeting to be held Monday
night, January 11. Major Howell will
discuss the bonus question. Although
the American Legion meetings are not
always open to the public the officials
The meeting will begin promptly at
7:30 p. m. at the Masonic Temple.
Commander J. C. Patrick urges that
all members of the local post, of the
American Legion, be present.
Report Shows More Sheep im
County than at any time
in 20 Years. i
MANY MEETINGS HELD
Organizing: of 7 1-H Clubs
was Considered Outstand
ing; Feature of Year.
County Agent Jas. L. Robinson has
just completed his annual report for
the year and the results accomplished
are gratifying. The first of last year
several projects were begun in con
nection with the regular duties of the
agent's work, practically every pro
ject has been accomplished and infl
several cases tho results were more
than the goal set by Mr. Robinson.
Ouring the last few years the farm
production and valuation of Haywood
county have increased considerably.
This is especially true in the matter
of money crops, dairy p:o;!u.i.; and
cattle raising. Mr. Robinson has work
ed with the farmers continuously in
an endeavor to increase their income
and in most instances this has been
The projects and results were as
1. A milk market for Waynesville,
not yet completed.
2. Building up cream sales 125
pat I'M us.
;!. A consignment; beef bull sale
(Clyde) 11 bulls sold."
t. A consignment ram sale (Clyde)
-20 ranis and 17 ewes sold.
5. .Cooperative poultry marketing
done but. not very successfully.
(!. Cooperative wool pool 8,(MK)
7. Eleven cars of limestone sold -
10 more cars bought.
K. 'inmuni(y fairs five held with
an attendance of -'18(10.
V. Haywood County farm tour 50
people on trip.
10. Haywood County day at Test
Farm held too late, only 15 went.
11. Six 4-H Clubs seven organised.
12. Knrollment of 200272 carried
13. Two visits made to each member
one visit made.
14. Monthly meetings seven out of
15. flub camp at "Swannanoa 75
1C. Judging team to State Fair
won second place at Raleigh.
17. Health contest Won second
place in district.
18. Achievement Day 190 4-H boys
In connection with the above pro
jects the county agent held a number
of meetings, both educational and in
structive. Several demonstrations
were given throughout the year. A
summary of the work is given below:
Days in field -191.
Days in office 98.
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No Arrests Made
Sheriff J. A. Lowe reported that
business with his department Christ
mas was the "dullest" in years, not
a single arrest was made. For once,
said the 'sheriff, everybody celebrated
Christmas as they should. It is un
usual fpr Christmas to pass without
several arrests being made.
Chief of police, J. L. Stringfield. also
reported an unusually quite Christ
mas. Several people that had had a
drinkor two were on the street, but
no disturbances were caused. None
were drunk emjugh to be arrested,
which is the first time in years that
no arrests have been made in the city
Rev. T. B. Price, of Lake Juna
luska, is spending- the winter in
Florida. His address is 147 Second
Avenue, North, St. Petersburg, Fla,