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Has More Paid-in-Advance Subscribers In Haywood County Than All Weekly euspapers Combined
WAYNESVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA
THURSDAY, APRIL 21, 1932
1 Candidates Seeking
Nomination For County
Offices In June Primary
; Ehringhaus Heard , Tom Justice, Com
! By Large Audience ! mits Suicide Be-
Here Last Thursdayi fore Surrendering
Wn Out tor commis
sioner, Nine beek Uliice
Of Tax Collector.
'ONLY 2 FOR SENATE
The uolitieal pot started to boil a
e harder this week after seven
Iot, threw their hats into the
Inarv fire for county offices along
h the twenty-iive inat jiave ai
,lv announced themselves as can-
t! Many new developments
w i mi 1
political circles. . inree nave an
inced for chairman of the board
commissioners, those being: R. T.
I present chairman, Geo. C.
nes also member of the present
'nl, ami Jarivs T. Coman, of Lake
laluska. The first announcement
coroner was made this week, Luth
R. McAbee, of Canton, and the
ft candidate to announce for mein-
boanl ol education. Homer V .
r!e, of Canton, also made his an
leaders in the Democratic party are
;ed over the fact that so many can-
Ltes are entering the race this
r. They look upon this an mdica
i that this will be a banner year
the Haywood Democratic party.
ing the position that the more
iiriates in the held, the more work
will do and will tend to create
e interest among the Democrats in
county. Heretofore the Demo
. have led the county ticket by
it 2500 majority, but this year
lead is expected to exceed that
Ire by hundreds.
he maiii fight seems to have set-
down to that of tax collector and
board of commissioners. To date
Indidates are seeking the office of
imissioner and thve our for chair-
.' According to the law made at
last legislature, Haywood county
have only two commissioners and
liaifirrtffi this next year.
the office of tax collector has at-
led the highest number of
fidates with 9 in the race,
.its a bit of interest is beinp
jni,3n the race for senate. Two
iidttes have announced for that
f, J. R. Boyd and W. R. Francis.
M. Robinson, attorney, of Can-
has withdrawn from the race, h
yesterday. His reason was a
fonal one, he said.
Biree candidates have announced to
for representative, with the pos-
ity. of another enterine in a few
. Much interest is being taken in
rate for register of deeds. Four
f idates have . announced for that
with the possibility of the fifth
re the date closes for candidates
Jhose announced in The Mountain-
I to date are: (hsteu in order of
wr) Tax Collector, Bryan Medford,
je B. Howell, J. C.Welch, present
I collector, Lee V. Rogers, Hugh
fers, W. A. Moore, R. S. Coman,
i B. Best, and Lucius Liner, Com-
loner. i'. y. Massey, present mem-
E. B. Rickman. T.pa Fprt-nson.
w. Rogers, Frank Davis Jarvis
Allison, and W. B. Henderson,
sent members of the board, and
hairman of board of commission
's. T. Bovd. nresenf. ihai"rmn.
F?e. C. Haynes, member of pres-
TOaro, and Jarvis T. Coman.
(gister of deeds, Robert E. Owen,
"er H. McCracken, present hold
'f that office, Edwin Haynes, and
fnate, J.R.Boyd and W.R. Francis.
rpsentative, 11. M. Leatherwood,
F' Hipt5 and J H TTnwf.ll
rroner. T.nthvn P
fard of Education, Homer V. ;
If Wd of elections for Haywood
I'1. JTank W. Miller, of Waynes-
iu. ixmg, of Hazelwood, and
! Hamnton. of Canfrm mn Sat-
fy and named the registrars and
res tor the primary in June.
a ...uii umtiais are as loiiowo.
f nrst name after precinct is reg-
J ' uier tnree names are judges.)
n Byer s, Gordon Clark, J. B.
kv-erdam No. 2. Walker Brown,
continued on back page)
The State Board of Elections
Candidate For Governor
Made Convincing Speech.
Made Impression Here.
Last day for candidates for seltc
non as the nominees ot any political
party for State. District and ( 'onirvfs.
Monal orhces, (except for the office
of State Senator) to lie Notice ol
Candidacy with the State Board of
Elections, C. S. (i022, Sec. VJ and P.
L. 1929, Chapter 2C.
Date of opening of the registration
books by the registration at the polling
place at 9:00 a. in., for registration
of new voters. Registration books are
to remain open for registra ".on until
sunset on every Saturday through
Saturday, May 21st for registraik n.
CS. 5947, and C. S. 0027, Sec?. ! and
95. of Election Laws pamphlet.
Last day for candidates for selec
tion as the nominees of any political
party for the office cr' State Senator,
member of House of Representatives
and county and township offices to tile
notice of candidacy with the County.
Board of Elections, C. S. U2;, Sec. 90
of the Election Law pamphlet as
amended by laws 1927, Chap. -(')
Sec. 19 and F. L. 1929, Chap. 26.
: May 2;irJ
Last day for the cnairr.in.i of the1
County Board of Elecno-is in the Sen
atorial district composed of more than
one county where there '.s no agree
ment as provide:! '')r in iCv'tion 1 014
of the C. S. to certify t every ether
chairman of the Count Bo.ird of
Elections in such Senatorial district
the names of all candidates who have
filed notice of candidacy in their re
spective county for the office of State
Senator. C. S. G028, Sec. 26 of Elec
tion Law pamphlet as amended by I'.
Laws 1927, Chapter 218.
Last day for statements of expen
ditures to be filed by candidates and
campaign committees. All candidates
for State and district offices shall file
such statements with the Secretary of
State. All candidates for State sen
ator in districts composed by only
one county, members of the House of
Representatives and all county offices
shall file such statements with the
rMoi-lr rf tVto Sunprinr rnnrf of tlipir
county. P. L. 1931, Chap. 248, Sec.1
(Continued on page 5) I
Hon. J. C. 1. Ehnngiiaus, candidate
for governor, spoke to a large, at
tentive audience at the Masonic Tem
ple last Thursday night here. He dis
cussed the different issues of the cam
paign and cleared himself of any point
that might have been in cpjestion. He
came out openly and gave his views
on all important matters concerning
One of the outstanding parts of the
speech was that he "threw little mud"
at his opponents. He sHke very
highly of them, although he di scuss
ed their views on matters and gave
his reason for seeing the matters in
a different light.
Political leaders here have aften
said the county "leaned toward Foun
tain," but after Mr. Ehringhaus spoke
nere, many were inclined to believe
hP would probably carry the county.
The speaker was -.introduced bv
Felix Alley, life-long friend and cam
paign manager for Mr- Ehringhaus
in Haywood county
"I intend to make a clean breast
of my intentions, and I also wish my
opponents to do likewise," declared
Mr. Ehnnghaos in presenting his plat
form. "I am readv U answer anv
questions regarding my platform o
my plans, to the best of my ability,
at any time." I
Mr. Ehringhaus ' also'.' declared. "I j
( Continued on 'oa -k page ) ,
Charged With The Murder
of Mother-In-Law, Mrs.
Alice Cook, of Canton.
Tom Justice, who was charged with
killing his mother-in-law, Mrs. Alice
Cook, at Canton last Friday afternoon,
committed suicide about 4 o'clock Wed
nesday morning near his home not
far from Clvde.
Justice had been at large siuce the
shooting, and the officers of Haywood
ami other nearby counties had been
searching for him since the fatal
shooting last Friday.
According to reports here, Justice
went to the home uf Mis. Cook to get
his wife, with whom he had some
domestic trouble. They were leaving
after some few words, and Mrs. Cook
appeared on the scene. Just what
took place between that time and the
actual shooting was not made definite
ut the court lwuse late Wednesday.
With Justice, ut thi time of the
shooting, was John Kinsland, taxi
driver of Canton. Kinsland is in the
Sheriff Lncve hn.l hee? in .-jifa't
with Jusifce, through some of Jus-
..... ..'III Itlll.I IIIUIU k,r I
suasion, the alleged murderer was to I
be brought to Waynesville Into Tues
day night by his relatives and turned
over to the officials.
Immediately after the shootnig
Wednesday morning, Sheriff Jyjwe
visited the Justice home. Mr. Jus
( Continued on page 8)
Schools Close Next Week;
Baccalaureate Sermon At
High School Sunday Night
TO SPEAK HERE
J. M. Long Says Now Best
Time To Buy Real Estate,
Sees Better Times Ahead
One Of County's Leading
Business Men "A Believer
R. T. Boyd Seeks Re
election For Chair
man Of Commissioners
k it's Countv
Fit to print
It will be in
R f Ttivd iiresnt fVinivman of
the board of county .commissioners,
is announcing Mils week tnat ne i
seeking the nomination for re-election
to that position in the Jure pri
mary. This is .lr. noyds nrst term
of holding public office. When the
present board of coniniission.vs first
met he was el icte.l as chairman by
Mr. Boyd is a successful farmer and
cattle raiser of the Jonathan'- .Creek
community. He has many friends in
this county, where 'ie w.is uorii and
reared, and his friends expect him to
get many votes in the June '.primary..
Mr. Boyd stated tint h is ',r the
people and is for anything that will
benefit the taxpayers of Haywood
county. He feels that when it comes
to spending the taxpayers money that
a board and every member of the
board should handle it as if it ?;ere
his own. He feels that a man that
has used hia own money successfully
'4a- in a Wfpr position to spend the
I kl ... -' . -
taxpayers money to a better advan
Mr. Boyd is an active Democrat and
has given much time to the support of
the party's work and cause. :
Lucious Liner Is
For Tax Collector
Lucious Liner, well known young
1. rn-n r? VI nTTXTftA rftnnt17 IS
uusiiicoa vj. j
announcing this week that he is a
candidate for tax collector for this
county where he was born and reared.
Mr Liner has never been a candidate
for office before, although he has al
ways been a strong wonter m cue
Democratic party, and given much
j mnnAt n tViio nartv f!iirintr
IIIIC aiiu oupiuit w k.... t ' ;
the years past. He is connected with
the Junaluska Supply Company, one
of Haywood County's largest general
i tt i,-- wiotitt friona in the
stores, jiu jio uit. t
county and those knowing him inti
mately always speak of him as a
young1 man 'of gopd habtis and as hav
ing much business ability, and well
qualified for the office he seeks.
Mr. Liaer is married and is a mem
ber of the Junior Order and the Ma
"Farm lands are etill one of the
best investments a man can make de
spite present deflated values,". Mr. J.
JVI. Long, of Hazelwood, one of Hay
wood County's largest land owners
and one of it's most successful busi
ness men, said today in commenting
on the recent statement of Clarence
"I am still a believer in land," eaid
Mr. Long. "I have always thought
it good business to buy land when
prices are low and I have tried
follow this policy. I advise everyope
able to do so, to buy properly paced
farm lands. Whenever land scllj as
low as it is seLung now, it s a migiaj):
rood thing to buy.
"We also have good roads which
enables us to market our products
morfi easily. We have good rural
schools to keep our young people right
at home with us.
"Ail these things give me every
reason to believe land values are com
ing back. They always do. There is
no reason why the up-ara swing
won't start right here in Haywood
County, because we have some mighty
good land here."
Not only is Mr. Long interested in
real estate, but he owns a general
store at Hazelwood and has interest
in lumber business and is one of the
largest buyers of acid and pulp wood
in the state. He also said he believed
everything was coming back to its
Jarvis T. Coman Is
Candidate For Chair
man Of Commissioners
Jarvis T. Coman, of Lake Junalus
ka, is announcing this week that he
is a candidate for the office of chair
man of the county Board of Commis
sioners. Mr. Coman is the first to
announce for chairman of the board
outside of the present members of the
Hp has operated the Sunset Cottage
at Lake Junaluska for the past twelve
years and is considered one of the
county's best business men by his
He was born and reared in this
county. He has always taken an ac
tive part in the affairs of the Demo
crat party. He believes in saving the
people of the county money as long
as this economizing doe3 not interfere
with the efficiency of the county gov
ernment. Mr. Coman was formerly
a successful farmer of this county.
Chicken Thieves Heed
Warning Of Farmers
It pays to advertise, even if you
are going to shoot a theif, accord
ing to the residents of Ratcliff Cove
who have been having trouble with
chicken thieves during the past
few weeks. Last week they soli
ctied the aid of the editwr of this
paper to warn the thieves that a
guard was on duty at practically
every farm house.
Since the article appeared the
chickens have not been bothered.
The farmers will continue to guard
their coops and are ready to begin
target practice at any chicken
theif that tries to swipe im,re of
the fowls, one of the farmers and
guard said yesterday.
Supt. T. Wltvgato Andrews, of
High J'oint, will deliver the com
mencement address at the higli
school uuditorium Wednesday even
ing ut h o'clock.
Many Cases Disposed
Of At Special Term
Of Civil Court Here
The special term -f civil court which
is being held here this and next week
had up to Wednesday noon dsiposed of
a number of cases, with Hon. Judge
C. V. Cowper, presdinig.
Four juries have, been selected so
far this week. The court is not up
to the schelulel calendar, but it is
thought that all case will be heard
or passed upon during this term of
court. Eight cases have been con
tinued and two were voluntary non
suits. Four cases have been -onont
Homer V. Cagle Is
Board Of Education
- The first candidate to announce for
a member of the board of education
is Homer V. Cagle, of Cantom Mr.
Cagle is a candidate for this office be
cause he feels that he can fill a place
on that board that will be of real bene
fit to the citizens of the county. He
is the son of I). M, Cagle, one of the
county's oldest merchants who
has served the county as member of
the school board for Over 30 years.
Mr. Cagle has been in the merchan
tile business in Canton for 2Q years.
He has made a success at that busi
ness and madp many friends.
Mr. Cagle was educated at Ruther
ford College and Weaver College.
After finishing these two schools he
took a commercial course at the Uni
versity of Kentucky.
He is a member of the Methodist
church, member of the Knights of
Phythias and the Doakies.
Commissioners Met Monday
The Board of County Commission
ers met here Monday for their third
Monday meeting. The regulir routine
of business was attended to. lhe
jury for the May term of civil court
was drawn Monday and will be pub
lished at a later date.
Luther R. McAbee Is
The first candidate to seek the of
fice of coroner of the county is Luther
R. McAbee, of Canton. Mr. McAbee
is well known throughout the county.
He has been employed by the Cham
pion Fibre company,. of Canton, for the
past 18 years. Those under whom he
has worked state he is an earnest,
diligent , worker, nevfcr shirking his
He is a member of the First Baptist
church of Canton, a member of the
Junior Order United American Me
chanics and the Knights of Pythias,
lie also belongs to the Bagdad Temple
No. 213, D. O. K. K.
Mr. McAbee stated if he were elect
ed coroner that he would serve effi
ciently and faithfully. He has al
ways been a loyal Democrat, but stated
if elected would serve every one, show
ing partiality to none.
ROY MARTIN IN FLORIDA
Roy Martin, owner of the Haywood
Garage, left last Sunday for Jack
sonville, Florida, He is expected to
John B. Best Enters
Race For Nomination
For Tax Collector
John 15. Best, ol f;r;ihlree township,
is a .candidate"' .for tax ctillecto-- for
Haywood county, according to a for
mal announcement m this issue of The
Mountaineer. Mr. Best is a fanner
and cattle raiser of this county. He
is well known here, having been born
and reared in the county. Friends of
Mr. Best stated that he had always
been a loyal ..supporter of the Demo
cratic party and they also said he was
wel qualified for the position he secks.
Mr. Best is a District Steward of
the Methodist -Church South, arid a
member of the knights of Phythias
and the Junior Order. He has been
a member of the Junior Order fo- over
40 years. :
Commencement exercises for tht
Waynesville Township schools will get
under way here Friday afterin-o-i
when the elementary schools meet v i
the local high diool lield for tk.
annual 'field day oxcrcUi's. An eiai . -rate
program ha Ixvn arranged a.. I
a large crowd is expected to attend.
On Sunday evening at S o'clock at
the high school auditorium. Dr. J. W.
Jackson, pastor of the First Presby
terian church of Columbia, S. C, will
deliver tho baccalaureate sermon. All
tho churches of the city haw called
off their regular Sunday evening ser
vices for this occasion.
Class day exercises will In' held Wed
nesday morning at the high schot I
auditorium: Wednesday night Supt.
Wingate Andrews, i f High Point, will
deliver the commencement address.
Mr. Andrews is a B. A. and M. A.
graduate of the I'niversity ol North
Carolina. In liCS he was elected
president ol the . r'.li I .. r.ilma Kd-
ucation Association, which is tho
highest honor conferred from tho
hands of the association.
Supt. B. D.Bunn states! that Mr. An
drews was one of the hest orators in
North Carolina, and that the school
was indeed fortunate in getting him
to come to Waynesville to deliver tho
Saunook and Allen's Creek F.lemen
tary schools will hold their final ex
ercises Wednesday morning, April
27, lla.elwood, Central Klemcntary
and Lake Junaluska will hold their
final, exercises on Tuesday evening,
April 26. Fast Waynesville will
have their 'final exercise; there on
Friday evening, April 2!). The ele
mentary schools will plan tiieir own
programs and the exercises will bo
held ut the respective schools on tho
The program for the .track meet,
promptly at 2 o'clock is as follows:
2:00 100 yards dnt, hoys.
2:10 50 yard's1 dash, girls.
2:20 220 yards dash, hoys .
. 2:.'!0 Running broad jump, girls.
2:40 Shot put (12 pounds), bovs.
2:50. Potato race, girls.
:i: 00 Football relay race, hoys.
.'i:00 Basketball free throw con I est,
(20 throw at basket ), girls.
a : 10. Tug of War.'boy.s,
;:20 Running broad jump, bov.
.!:.!() .Baseball throw, bovs.
:!:.'i0 50 vards three legged race (instructions-strap
the inside feef togeth
.1:40 Over the rope basketball relay.
1 he following schools will be repre
sented: Waynesville klemcntary,
Kat Waynesville,. Hazelwood, Luke
Junaluska, and Sanuook. A oamier
will he awarded to the. 'school scoring,
the most points.
Geo. C. Haynes Enters
Race For Chairman Of
Board Of Commissioners
George C.Haynes, present member
of the board of commissioners is a
candidate for chairman of the board
of commissioners, he announces tins
week. Mr. Haynes has been a mem
ber of the board for 4 years and was
register of deeds for the county lor
six years. Before being elected reg
ister of deeds for the county he served
about 10 years as deputy sheriff arid
tax collector. Mr. Haynes comes from
a family that has been very inilu
ential in the upbuilding of the county.
Holding county offices dates "back to
his grandfather who was a member
of the legislature and a commissioner.
His grandfather was a couimi isioner
when the old court house was built.
His father was sheriff and tax col
lector for many years.
In stating his platform, Mr. Haynes
has only three words that sum up how
he feels and will work if elected as
chairman of the board, they are,
progressive and conservative, lie
said those words cover everything
that the people of , Haywood county
want and I'm for the people;
"Without a doubt, Haywood county
is the banner county in North Caro
lina, and Will continue to bo the best.
I believe the day is not far oil when
this present money panic vjll be over."
Mr. Haynes said.
His friends stated that he had been
one of the outstanding Democrat
leaders of the county and had always
supported every progressive move
ment that has come up in the county.
Mp. Haynes i a farmer and cattle
raiser in the Clyde township.
( OMMI ( I MI M Al II Zi:i -WOOD
( mi M-ifitri'mioiF r -.'f'tvtupu ffii t.hn
Ha.clwood clomcnetary school began
last I uesdav morning with a play
given bv the second grade. .Wed
nesday morning two plays were given
by the two first grades and this alter
noon a health play given by the sec
ond and third grades will be given.
One ol the most looked torward to
events of the school year is the field
day meet ol all the .elementary schools
in the Waynesville township. This
meet will take place I' riday afternoon
at the high school athletic field.
The Hazelwood school, under tho
supervision of J. P. Benin principal,
is one of the most .successful schools
in the township. It has an enrollment
of 4K.r). This large .-enrollment has
taxed the capacity until ..10 sixth grado
'students are being .sent to other
In speaking of the work ol tho
school this past vcar, Mr. I.eani said
it was very satisfactory. J he school
has been fortunate in that it has not
had an epidemic, of any kind. The
student this year have done excep
tional work along the t-cholastic line
and in several instances have shown
marked improvement over past re
cords. Mr. Beam said that the. present;
(Continual -onhaci: ;:age)
Dr. J. W. Jackson, of Colum-
CL.VSS DAY WEDNESDAY 1
BAPTIST TO BEGIN
REVIVAL APRIL 28
Rev. W. H. Baucom, pastor of tho
First Baptist church, will conduct
a revival beginning Thursday night,
April 28. Plans, as announced by
Rev, Mr,. Baucom, were that ho will
do the preaching and Supt. B. D.
Bunn will lead the singing, aided by
the choir of the church.
This is an annual series of services
conducted by the Baptists here. It is
expected that large crowasi will at
tend, as they have in tie past years
Special music will be fsamred at each
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