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Has More PaiJln- AJoance Sj't.sriS.-rs In HjyuooJ County Than All It ccA Xeirspiipers Combined
WAYNESV1LLE, NORTH CAROLINA
Tlll'KSDAY. APRIL 27.
Stolen Acetylene Torch Is Used
In Burning Hole In Vault
Door Early Wednesday
So nit lime about 3 or 4 o'clock Wed
nesday morning, robbers entered the
Bank of Clyde with an ecetylene torch
which they had stolen from the ma
chine shop of Junaluska Supply
Company, and burned the vault door
combination off and a 6-inch hole in
the vault door of the bank and took
$228 in silver and pennies. The safe
containing currency was not bothered.
Papers and books in the vault were
strewn all about, indicating that a
thorough search had been made for
any other valuables that might have
hi'vii left in the vault.
T. 11. Ilaynes. cashier of the bank,
told The Mountaineer that he had
left the silver and pennies stacked
on the lloor of the vault, as he could
not get them in the safe. A check by
bank officials .Wednesday morning did
not reveal that anytning omer ina.i
silver and pennies were missing.'
This was covered 'by insurance.
The robbers stole the Hudson car
of Jerry Liner, owner of Junaluska
Supply Company, and also the acety
lene torch used in gaining entrance
to the vault from his machine shop.
The car was found in the woods some
distance from the bank Wednesday
morning The telephone and power
lines leading into Clyde were cut by
the robbers. thus preventing the
alarm from being sounded.
Police from Canton and Asheville,
and Sheriff J. A. Lowe were o'. the
cene Wednesday morning investigat
ing. A finger-print expert from Ashe
ville was .making prints, in an effort
to get clues. If any clues had been
lound the' officials investigating did
not make them known.
Entrance into the bank building was
gained by breaking the glut- in a
side window, and then opening the
front by the night latch from inside.
The acetylene Uvch was carried in
by the front door. ' ,-,
Other than the b'ss of the $21,8,
Mr. Haynes reported that everything
else seemed intact with the excep
tion of the vault door, -which would
have to be replaced with a new one
The cost of a new door could no: lie
be learned Wednesday at noon.
Other than curiosity seekers, there
was nothing unusual going on at
Clyde Wednesday morning. Several
people f ri m Canton and ayriesvdlc
visited the site of the'., robbery jiui
for the sake of su.ng the pbuv Where,
the bold thieves loo".ed .he bank vault
S.nce the bankim; hil'day was de
clared , March praci ica'.ly all ot
Canton banking has. bee l doti at the
Bank of Clyde.
Toward Park Sign
Oscar Briggs, who is working for
subscriptions for the park sign which
is to 'be elected across Main street
here, reported that he had ,$175 al
ready 'subscribed, toward the work.
The total cost for erecting the sign
will be about ?2"0. he stated.
: Mrs. Hedwig Love at the city hall
is treasurer of the fund, and anyone
wishing to contribute toward the sign
should leave their donations with her.
New Drug Store
Is Coming Here
Workmen began work Monday in re
modeling the front of the D. A. Howell
building on Main street, which is io he
occupied by a drug store, owned by
Mr. Smith, who owns the Martin
Drug O-inpany of Canton, and several
other stores in this section.
It is expectwl that the building will
be ready for occupancy by May 15th.
ATT EX D AUXILIARY MEET IXC
- The following members of the aux
iliary of Grace Episcopal church arc
attending the meeting of the auxil
iaries of '.he western dioeese at Trinity
church in Ashevilte Wednesday and
Thursday: Mrs. John N. Shoolbred,
Mrs. .). L. Stringfie'.d. Mi?s Robena
Milltr, and Mrs. E. B. Camp.
Here's Proof That
Last week Mrs. J. U. Latham
lost a valuable gold ring on Main
street, She placed a small 2.")
I cent -want-ad-in this paper, and
i within two hours aftr the pap-
ers were received by the sub
' scribers the ring was returned
Money Spent on Mountaineer
: Want-Ads, is Money well Invest-'
j v npirww m
J 11. 1. fOVvllWlJ 1 V
MER SCHOOL 0 N
L. GWYN'S FARM
Division Of Columbia University
Will Have About 70 Stu
dents At Camp
New College, offshoot of Columbia
University's Teachers' college, of New
York, has leased Springdale, a 1,500
acre farm situated on the Pigeon Riv
er 12 miles from Waynesville, N. ('..
for the purpose of establishing a New
College camp where students of the
college will sudy natural science.
Contract for a one-year lease, with
option for renewal, has been signed
by officials of New College and T.
Lenoir Gwyn, of Waynesville. owner
"On or before June 1 approximately
' students ot New ( o.lege will con-
uii on inc i,uni s m j e i m y
devote the summer months tu fur
ther their natural science education.
Thomas Alexander, secretary of
New College, Monday declined o dis
cuss details of the summer camp be
yond tbo.se included in the New Col
lege prospectus, saying that be in
tended to reveal additional plans later
Discussing the New College camp,
.he catalog stated: "It is anticipated
that the camp will Ultimately be
maintained, throughout the year as a
center of natural science study, .where
laboratories will be established for the
use of students and instructors."
Th'I'OSE OF COLLECE
It i- the hone of New College, which
staits with this summer's session, to
prepare prospective' teachers of nur
sery, kindergarten, elementary, and
see ;ndary schools to share in the life
of the communities in which they will
"The program of New College
camp," it was pointed out, "will be
planned to carry on ' the academic
courses which may be conducted more
profitably in the field than in the
.city," Springdale Was chosen as a
locale "since this region of the Mate
of North Carolina furnishes a tint- a
cross-section for the study '"rf the
sciences as any section of the coun
try." Field work in biology, geology, ge
ography, and horticulture will be sup
plemented by work in home economics,
liealth. and' physical education dra-
dtistrial and lim
arts, including pot-
si ; clung.
ATTh'SDA Vi'iV h'lj(VlllED
: Kvery . student -f the c;ollf:Sf. wil!
be .required t r attend camp at least
one summer durinj his or her col
lege career, according to the catalog,
In addition to their studios the stu
dents' will ac'quaiftt th-;ii'selves. with
the surrounding community iife, stud
ying at first' hand the rural and an'
cultural problems typical .or that
section of the South.
Mr. Alexander said :hat . -the:e
has been na-decision as to who
will direct this summer's activities at.
New College camp, which will - e'i
cinu -until December 20, .
"' The. students will live in two. large
ulstantial houses., and will be afford
ed practical experience in the appli
cation of. scientific principles in home
management, home -decoration, plan
ning and preparing meals arid group
Mrs. Rogers, 88,
Taken By Death
-Mrs. Elizabeth Rogers, XX, d c i at.
the Haywood County. hospital, here
Saturday morning at -.2:110' o'clock, ,
after a brief illness. Funeral services i
were held at. Davis' Chapel Method; t .
chur ch in Crabtree township at '! j
o'clock Sunday afternoon. Inteiment j
was riiade in the church cemetery, . I
Mrs. Rogers, before her marriage,
was Elizabeth Fincher. who married
first E. R. Ferguson, of Crabtree, and ;
second I Sebren Rogers, of Crabtree,
,i Un ,iio l nbmit. seven years ago.
Surviving are Frank I). Ferguson,
' of Waynesville ; Mrs. Eva Caldwell, of j
I Andrews; and Fied M. Rogers, . of
V aiUOII. , : X- ui viic f"- rv.i, ..
Mrs. Rogers has been living with her
son, Frank D. Ferguson, of Waynes
MURDER CASE ENDS
IN A MISTRIAL
After deliberating for 65 hours, a,
pnnmlii CtYiintv iury renorted that I
they were unable to reach a decision,;
and' Judge Felix Alley ordered a mis-i
trial in the case of Wilcey Johnson,
TL-,r bnincj' tried for the murder
of Lonnie Russell, Asheville filling
station operator who was killeS" 'last j
fall at his place of business.
1,000 VOTERS ARE
EXPECTED TO GO
TO POLLS TUES,
Twelve Candidates Are Working
Hard During Last Few
Tne largest vote ever cast in a
Waynesville city election is expected
here next Tuesday when a mayor and
th ee members of the board of alder
mi n are elected.
1 luring the pas; week interest in
Tue-day's election has been rapidly
gaining. The 12 candidates seeking
I u.iice nave taKen advantage ot every
opportunity to make known to their
fiiends that they were in 'the race.
Last Saturday was the last day to
register, and approximately 250 new
voters registered for this year's elec
tion. The average vote for the past !
lew elections in he city elections has
been approximately 750 to 850, but a
new record is expected this year.
There is much speculation as to the
mayor's race, which has three candi
dates in the field. The are C. B. At
kinson present mayor, W. T. She.lt on
and Frank I). Ferguson. Jr.
The interest in the board of alder
men's race is creating quite a bit of
interest, as there are nine seeking the
three places, on the board. Those in
the race for aldermen are: W. L.
Hardin, Jr., Sam II. Jones, Fred K
Martin, J, II. Way, J. M. Palmer, Will
Mitchell. Dock Turpin. P. V. Massey.
and L. M. Killian.
polls will open
o'clock and close about
expected that the results
ion will be know with
l:i. It is
of the elec
i few hours
after the polls close.
The judges for '.he election art
Patrick and W. ,T. Campbell.
A sample copy of. -the official bal
! Will be found on page 7 f
Dist..of C. NearsGoal
of $1000 By lay 1st
Members Are Busy In Soliciting
Subscribers For IMew Orga
nization. Almost $800
( By Helen. C. Matthew.-, Sec.)
and surely, as
a program of service- and
progress, The Waynesville Distiicl
Chamber of ( -'ommerce lias man-bed
toward the thousand dollar goal sel.
by its budget committee.
Without fanfar:'. or publicity 1 -'without
resort to advertising or "aggia-vating'-
the goal is now in sight.
.At a meeting of the Board of Conn
cil held in the Commissioner":; room
Monday afternovm, . when, -several -invited
guests were in attendance, and
at a joint .'.'-committee' meeting held
Tuesday night at the home of the
secretary, plans of procedure were
discussed ; new members volunteered
o serve with the committee; the town
was -'divided into several areas assign
ed to separate workeis .aii- repiit'.
Without, i-xc.eiition every person n
gage-! in the membership drive re
ported cordial reception and enthus
iastic reaction. Very little effort has
been made, as yet, to reach the on'
lying dist ricts, but, to the extent,, that
they , have been approached t
-xtent they have .responded pra
(ID percent. , '.
From entirely unexpected sources
Avithin and without the area the hew
C;ranivatioii has .not only been whole
1. -p ti-dly congratulated on its ideals,
of service.; and its idea ; of'-' pi.'"'.i .
hjt it has been pledged t he material
1 uiqytirt w-b cb . v.-ill riiake. the attarn
'rrient of those idrtiK and the nchievo
ui ' of t hose purpoos to which it
is dedicated a; reality.. .
i The organization ha.; .been actively
j at work' since its inropl ion,, but. wi h
the financial .'goal ;-o. nearly -:n sight,
it . now definitely plans to becom;- a
vital working foice within .and- fo(.;,
he district from, its own office by the
nd of another week.
.As the Pi. t lie! Chamber of Coin-iiier;-e
i ; rev .in formatioh-.-l a -'-liii et
the growing neta.ls of an. awakened
neonle- it will be new in me' ho f: ,
The nersonnel of its official
of Council represent. - every pha
community life and activity ;; the cani
posite, view point :must, therefore,, be.
strictly unbiased and impartial.
. The organization will be. constru:--,
tively engaged . in the . upbuild'ng "f
the entire district along every pos-:!
line industrial agricultural economic
and social; it wil- fuetiin as a sen'i
rate'eriti'y entirely, free of-any afiilia
1 -ion. with or ,, obligation to any other
business or organizaCpn. 1
.If will "pay as it goes" incurring
no ' .bligations "which it cannot '.proinpt
It will maintain its own office ade
quately equipped '-to-"meet the needs
of the" community and it hopes that
office wll' be "home" for all the
(Continued on page 4)
( onuneiui'ment Speaker
L. liiHSON DAVIS,
BEGIN FRIDAY, 28
Elementary Exercises Will
Underway At Schools
I omincncemont i -Sere
gel underway here Frid
the -elementary, schools
closing exercises at l h
iy night with
On Sunday nigh: at I lie high :
auditorium, Ir. O. .1. (.'andle
't Continued am page eight)
Mrs. T.C. Breeding
Buried Here Sunday
I .-Funeral services were held Sunday
jal'tei uooii at the Methodist church for
'Mrs. T, (' lireialing, It, who passed
i awav Satuialav afteinoou after ari ill-
several moiit Ms.
Wade Johnson, and Mr. I .. I!.
Hayes had charge of the services. In
terment was .made at (li'een Mill ceme
tery. .Mis. Breeding before her first- mar
riage was Miss .Mamie' Love, of New
land. She -married Walter Mailonee,
and several years after his death mar
lied Mr. T. C. Breeding, who died
about I hi eo years ago.
She is. i
by olio son, Walter
one -step-son, Kelly
to tile hoard ol aldermen o. Wayne. -,
ville and four yeats ago was apioin ; -iid
secretary to the .ounJy sUperinte'l
' lent (,f schools.
Are Held For Mrs,
! . Funeral services for. M i s. .Winlic! I
' Ket gus.on, 7'i, . who died at her home
it) .Ctabtree township, WednerlaV, were
held at the Crabtree. Chapel Metb ,
dist hurch Friday' morning, with the
-Rev. L. B. Mayes, ' presiding Cider ;if
the Waynesvilie 'district,' :issjs.t'd by
' he lU'V. li. '. .Mt'Ci ack'en,- ias.tr- "f
i he Baptist, churc h at i'lyde. oilicia.t inc.
i . Mrs. Ferguson was, before her. Kia ' -j
riagc. Miss J.'ine Mc'Ci acken, (laiigbt.er
: of Marion ,Mc( "rai keii, of - Crabt ree.
She is survived Iiy the following -li i!d
renCRobert R. 'Ferguson.. of this coiin
jty; Mrs, Lillie Ross, of (.'rabt iec; lv
.(i. FergUson, of. .Marion; John C. Fer
guson, of Franklin and M r.-v John es
M i-ki.-i;, of Lime:;, N. .1. Her husband
died some years ago.
Sister Of Mrs, C S;
By Death In N Yc
ser vices were held in New1
on last Wednesday for M rs".
; York ("ty
lisan. w estcott Hoke, w.te ot n alter
IS. Moke, of .. Bordeaux, . France, who
evening at a .hos-
nital in New York.
Burial was at
Trenton, New - Jersey.
Mr. Hoke is .a native of Chambers
burg.. Mrs. Hoke,; who formerly was
a resident of Philadelphia, came to
.the United States several years ago
to visit, binr' sons and daughters. B'e-
side her husband and children she is
survived by a number ff brothers and
sisters, among them being Mrs. C. S.
j DeNeergai"-d, of this city, who has
(been spending the past several months
as the guest of Miss Harriet Hake.
Home To Be Erected
At Hospital Here Soon
Senator Francis Is
(liven New Model
Stein In Senate
Senator V. Hoy Fiancis, fath'
ev of the North Carolina beer
law, received a pottery stein
first of the new models made,
at Moore county Lilns. The
presentation was made through
Lieut. (iOV. Oiaham during lasl
Thursday's session of the senate.
Francis expressed his appre
ciation of the potters' gift and
publicly " reminded brewers that
lie'd have no objection if they
provided the contents for his
So far. Francis said when
lighting for the beer bill, his
total bear consumption has been
limited to one glass, consumed
in South America about 15 years
C. R DAVIS IS
SOUGHT ON BOND
Kxtradition Papers Are Sent
The (Jovernor Of Tenn
Kxlradil ion papers will be cnl ibis
week to the (oivernor (if T(aiiiessi".'
asking the return to Haywood county
ui' S. I!. Da is, wanted m litis -'county
for the alleged fi auiluleiit sale of
Russian bonds to veral persons in
Haywood county' on., or about May I.
l'.t.'IO. Ii.a', : . in jail in Knoxvillo,
where be was placed -last- -Thursday,
and refuses, to appear' in Haywood
county to face his accusers.
'The' -ease' against DavU is the sanie
as the line against .1, C. Kirby, who
was working with Davis ai the linn
the sales were allegedly made in this
county. Kirby was captured and
brought to Haywood county and tried
in the July term, of criminal court
and convicted, being sentenced to
Stale's Prison .-.for la h 2-1-yeais. He
was, . however, "paroled by Cnvetnor
(jai'dner-on. I lie condition that he w.iiihi
pay back to the pel-oils to whiun -he
sold the bonds the amounts they paid,
around $2,8011, in monthly installments
of $5(1 per month.
Was Found In Ivnowille
I'avis, however, escaped captulo and
was at large until Thursday, April 20,
when he was located n K iiow il le an I
placed in jail there It va.. under
stood, ill first, that he 'would coifie to
Haywaaod county on Iik iwn recoc'
njzance; but he .changed .hi-: mmd and
refused to i-ome. Kxt ad i ! .ion. pane:
have been asked for, and be will prole
ably lie brought here tin- week.
The alleged crime. I'oi
and Davis wen) ai rested
of bonds (if t he Ho tan
einment of the .issue .'
Was t he ;-ai
I niieria! tu
f I It-la. Thi
bonds are.' printed in both the Freti
;md Russian language and signed by
the jiroper official of the Imperial (iov
ernment of Russia. They were; genu.,
ine, but the charge, against both Kirby
and Davis is the unlawful sale of the
bonds. There aie seven, bill.- of in
dictment; against (,'. R. .Davis, ea -b ic
dietmont having live counts.-.
, Five Charges I 'referred
Aeeordi.ni- to the. bill of indictment,
di awn by Morgan,' .Stanley and Ward.
representing, the .seven plaintiffs.- to
whom the bonds wCie allegedly sold,
tile charges are that Davis niisrepie
sentod the dividends and earrrngs of
tiie bonds for 'the niont h d'.Iulv. 1 !t:;ii.
t o be .i;0(l pe,. Iritiil, k ho w i ug at ' he
time that; the bonds waoc evorUib ;
at th;.',. t.ilnc of sale; , i bird, that Hie
bonds Wen- soj.-l at a time w lien ,!,..
i-nited States govel nmeiit '. Was not
in. diplomatic relatioris with the Sv
ie.t government of Russia; tntrth tin
nes-man (lid not nave ticene : to -.ope
rate in North Carolina at the time of
sale; and fifth, the salesman wa;- not
registered, with t he State government,
as a salesman.
The trial of the cases against Davis,
is. expected , t o be set for. the eri rn ! n a I
term (if court in July, Morgan,. Staiiiey
and Ward, 'appearing for the prosecu
tion. ; So far as know n, Davis has m
Alexander's Drug Stote has an at
tractive window display (catering to
the graduates of '.!.!. In the bad; -ground
are two dolls in graduati"tJ
outfits with their diplomas, while in
fror; ( f the window- are a nuinbev ot
gift suggestions for the "grad ."
It is an annual custom of the firm
to entertain the- entire '"-senior class'
and faculty during graduation week
with refreshments from their fountain.
Will Com About $12.000 'When
Complete And Furnished.
Duke (iives Sti.OOO.
Tht; contract for
ern nurse'.- htmif
County Hospital is
within the next few
construction will be
thereafter, it was
trustees of the h
building :-. mod
al the Haywood
expected to lie le:
weeks, and actual
announced by the
is pita I here this.-
I'lans and specification- have al
ready been made, and are now in the
hands of the Duke Foundation offi
cials, who tire paying; for half of the
building, for approval, and are ex
pected to 1h returned here daily, at
which time bids will be called for by
the board and the work gotten under
way. The building is to be erected abou'
;i()0 feet to tile back of the hospital
building, and is to be of the same
face brick as the hospital building.
The 'building will be approximately
till feet long by :5 wide. It, will con
tain nine ) e I r - -'-i ' ' mi,
kitchenette, library, and am porch.
Kach two bi d rooms will have a con
necting bath. The home is two stories
high and has a basement which will
house-the individual beating plant.
The excavation work, and the oOU
foot rock retaining wall have already
been completed by relief labor, as well
as the installation of sewer and water
The -ommon In iek and -teel U.-ed in
:h.' I',! .td ! 'ic; '..being salvaged from
the old jail -building'... It is expected
th t'lhis material and the labo,- ai
re uly put on the project -by t he leliif
d' pal I menl wall bring trie cou ity's
sha'V- 'of the expen.-es down to almost
$:!,000 in etisji. or .oiie.foert.ii of the
: The building, complel-'ly furnished,
is to cost approximately S.I2JM10. Hall
of this amount is being donaud in
cash by the Duke Foundation.
It was pointed out that the build
ing of this home would not increase
taxes one cent, as the fund f'M" the .
building will cuuie front tire earnings
of the 'institution, together' with 'the
tjtii.oOO'Huke Foundation' d'a.iat ion.
"There ire two iceni: why the
bui!.!!,V:',- i,. being , P' -U I at this time.'
Rufus Siler. -chairman, of tlic board ;
said.. "Tbi- hospital was iiiiilt for a
aTi-bed institution, and we ar' I. aw eat-,
ing for over 00 patients. We ate
I to .make more room. and. bv
'..10 '. Mr;
a ' d by
I lie seee.aa
'otindtit io;i in
at ion said thai
tage of it- this
offer would lie
-, a-oli I , t!:.
I.iaking' t bi.s
-jii ing 0- . nnn.er that
wit hdraw ii, as they ' are
not going to make
any further bildu
in the near future.
iw where wo .'could. ave on ma
and ialxir together with the
Duke .donation, . vv decided
to begin at once."
w ork at the lidspitat. iast year
ed more, than 10 per. cent.,
the increase in exp"ns(. - only
r' c'e'it it 'was -pointed nut'..
.: wit h
except ill.' l".'i 1 1 e
Duke Found it'on 'gift..-,
here' is sell'-suppoi;--,iii;
I.- paym' iif. o.! ". '.lie ben
which .' - '-.'I'.-'ide for th
': U'b.lpu'. '',,. ;i ;j-c;l!-
. 'itrh'-i w.-nt -"'',
his -'! w we: 'i''
ttrd a .-p!a it..: t tje
. : No
ith( r dam.i