c- WAYNESV1LLE, NORTH CAKOLIWA
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THURSDAY, JULY 20, 1933
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fcfHfiJ V.TTnrM?!? T fWnW A Pnrkl
riVFN H. BROWN Funds Available
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I 1 IIOVUIUKI IJU T -
V -. III! 11U 1 II -r- V
Found Guilty Of Killing His
Wife ot b-aionuis
North Carolina Likely To
$2,000,000 For Public
v jUrv returned a verdict . Sunday
rinir 01 gUUty Oi met
.. in the case vx ...
, chaiged vuth the muidti ol
V.',a " ,i I Rrnwn. on Jun
. wite. iNt'll i"" ,
ni-h near the oiu iee rcisuu .---lUth,
nwi v tw county.
Th deienuaiiL cv..- - ,
imt and also stated t hat he was
um , , .ti nf th fatal
is exnected to
cn'.ence is expected
tna w tit iv. a
tur pin - . tl.
riict carries me pvujr
i-a-ctric cnau, ki.-.q
The jury received the case a- lU.o
ayn.ght after Judge Alk hai
. Ipleted. hi, charge which took o
11 , on n ivhu'rl 1'' tOla
hour ami m....-.- --
tn rctnrn Olle 01 the ttliec
'lie ju' ss. ,
.' ulicts, first degree murder,
1 .. nt IV'llI'V.
. ( ..Tee muruci vi v . k
There is no evidence of manslaugh
i r the Jurors ae w-" . .
The jury deliberated thirty minutes
oht and took a ballot
.. iv:is (i :i 11.1 C.
11 i 1 " v.
i!tiV morning ac six dock and on the
.. i i.n, f 1.(7 mnn. that all 1
in favor of the -.first degree v-r
in lavvi u " .. . r
and returned their verdict to
.,i,..f pnnm about lU QOOi.lv.
The case was im.'ku
mediately after the convening of court
it 2 o clociv.
'"'Evidence brought ouv dur'm? the
ctse as reviewed by Jude Alley in bit
J, Bt to the ju.v wa in l.art-
Homer Brown and Nul1 Ll,we
had kept company for a bom twoyears
before, they were married last Christ-
in Tennessee. Soon atiev in.
marriaKe .they turned to Fines
Creek and kept house lor a lew days
and then separate"., sv
live wi-h their respective parents. Ike
Brown and Kobert Lowe.
On the morning of June lOih, -Mrs.
Brown accompanied her father to a
tobacco field, to work, and late,- vent
, r i v (.oorire
to the norae ot no r,.Vv., ...... .
r.i.cn and then thej smarted towards
the old Lee Ferguson home
. t- tv, mn Rrmvn and en
caged' in a conversation with him anJ
, ....... .i i t,..- r.rocn',. home.
all returnuu l i-.- ?
There Brown became sick and s-tai tea
to vomit Liquor a amolUd on
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Here Show A 12
Per Cent Increase
Postal receipts for the quarter, ertd-
June 30th showed an nuieaso ih
cent over the same pernio, ui-p.
in-cording to a statement made
II. .. ..,.. T r. flrccn.
I UMHW.-iil ' . .
e increase was not oniy in uic
(.f stamps and stamped pHper,
also in money orders and postal
ravines:. The postal savuiKs .
hitrhest they have ever , been. ..Mi.
:i stated. .... ,
incoming: mail is slightly nea.
well, as the outgoing mail.
According to dispatches from Wash
ington, President Roosevelt, sia.eu
that it is his intention to use part of
the reforesta;ion fund to compitve
the Great Smoky -Mountains Aauomw
Paik. and to round out the piojecv
such a manner as to make it a wma
tide national park. This is -the first
time the president has matie a uut-u
statement regarding the completion
of the park.
For several months v. "HK'"f""
Zcbulon Weaver and others have been
ninns tn eet funds ior
the completion of the park. Congress-
,r BUIul wvitlt.lV ttiar hC
mail I'Vtnv. - , l
was of the opinion, that tunas wuu.
be available, lie. has appeared
fore the president a number oi times
on the matter.
The park service is now wolKing on
plans for completing the park anu
these will be submitted U the presi-
,!fmt ni an ear v date lor ms aiqiiu..
Officials have said thai at least Sfi.OOO,-
000 will be allotted :o "
lina for public worKs projecis
ti. iir, sia.filO national iunu ai
aside for this work.
The greatest single item 101
date in the appropriation is ioi
struction of roads in the park. r.
this purpose $2,($3o,uw -was
ated, and half Ot it will ne useu
roads in the North Carolina sulo of
the paik the lemain.ng -i w,'
iroinir to Teniu-sse side. Only 1-
000,000 was apiiropria'ed ior nation
al park roads over ine enure iw
t i5 (Mill '.whs allotted, i o-i
phvsical improvements within th
viieai niiiv'" j. ...... - .
i-...... ,..iivn m for a slime
.... i t,, ,,,., uiniraiii. .Highway
under ine nf i .
within North Carolina frosts will bi
constructed at a, co?t of Sf81.:i2G. ana
S:17.'?.000 is to lie spent on loiesi "."
nd trails. The 1irst figure is a putt
of a $10,000,000 appropruuion
forest highways for the enure i ""
and the second of an allotment of
BROWN FIRST WHITE
HYWOOD MAN TO GET
FIRST DEGREE VERDICT
s far as The Mountaineer
..ouUl learn. Homer Brown, who
was found guilty by a jury sun
Jay morning for murder ot his
wife, is- the first white man to
H-ceive a riist dcgiee veuiict in
About ten or twelve years ago
negro was trieo: ana iouii
Ot Hist uegiee. muiv.
It was also recalled ny stune
old timers that long ago a negro
was hung here fer a murder,
before the day of electric chairs.
Nurse's Home To
Be Complete With-
From 15 to IS Men Are Employ,
ed On $12,000 Ruilding; At
Jenkins Case Goes to Jury
. m 1 ft P .
Lai Wednesday Atternoon
163 People From
1 WTH k
llaywoort r ne xvn
This Count I i'.uU VH Western
North Carolina With E.
n ut ion ol Runcombe
The tieasury department- at Wash.
iKton reported that there weiv Hm
persons in Haywood county that- !
individual income tax returns ior I u
vear 1SKU. From North Carolina -4.-
$ persons tiled the reuums as i.....
r.7-,..l with 2ti.1T!) last year.
Fiftv-seven iersons from Waynes,
ville are credited with sendin.r -m .e
tin ns; four from ' Ha.elwood, and .
Havwood county led all other c,.tni-tu-s
in Western North Carolina ou sule
,,f lUmcombe. The ,t h.1;1vi
i i.i Henderson county with
The 12,000 Nurse's home which is
being c.iected at the rear of the Hay
wood County hospital is expected to
be complete within .00 days, accord
ing to Jerrv laner. n n.n- -
I... . ...... (1,,. Unil.lilH'-
iraci i"i , . ,.
I' 1 . t.. iv ni. 'M Ml.l wit mu ....
r i oiu ... .... .. ... . .
.1. . i...:i.l,-. .hi. li:l'e i ms rat I. mi
uie ououuij,, - ,
over 100,000 brick and gotten ttu
. ., ,- .... ... i; ., c,,.! tloMi- level.
tiUikling up w - , -n
The iniilding, wnen cou.j.i, e.
! modern in every n-sj ect I he
building was made possih.e by llu
luke Foundation with .a $0,000 cash
donation for the bnil-lmg. be couno
furnishinu- nun thiougn me ...
, .,.i , .ni.t i net on lirick
oepiunneoi . ,
rot,, the old jail to meet a hko
The building will be occupied l
th.. nuics who now have rooms m
the main hospital build,,. (bus mak
ing more rox.n, for patu-nls.
M, l.iner stati-.i l all loc. . l.th. '
.,;, material i bciu- ued m the con
st , U't it'll of the bull.! n.i'..
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Grand Jury Makes
Kepon 10 v om i
Several Heconiinendatins Aie
Made To Uoiirt. Justices Ol
Peace To acate ( ourt
Jenkins Charged With
Murder of James
Ciand Jury to
for July 'term,
To His Honor
J; id if
IT llini o -
the July Term
li v.. Alley:
l : . .1 I ore i-esiH'i'l fully
following report for lh
tary I tit
1, Withers, former district
of the oSth -Histriot of Ro-M-national,
had a part on the
... 111., ...ill ,'1'lMU'O Ol me our.
.1 1 .1 ..
tvict at l-raiikiin ."."
Wihc.discuwd The Uot.uian and
Other International Publications.
Several members of (be Wayiiesville
Kotarv Club altcn,M the conlereiicc.
fu(K'K. W. Winston Puts Some Pointed
-'"HiV-u4:tt t,. Hiicns Oi Wayiiesville
V'UIDII""'' " - ----
V ' ' . ". -'--7-7.. . .. l
have caret ally considered
tit before us' and disposed
r,ii,( ib.. iiiiblic buildiiies a
in goo,i shape and well kept.
the t'ounty Court llou-c. we
nio-i olhces aim other rooms ui
excellent condition. However, W0
liiul the walls in ollices of the Justicet
of the 1'eaee are abused and recom
mend that the occupants of these of
fice's :md proper county oII'k ials lake
.steps to prevent further injur y in tht
li mIsii seems that the tliMVS
of the corridors and stail
the- stairwavs have Hot lit
during the week- and the
believes that this should
the night janitor hoi
The Craiid Jury ha
test., Tiom sonic- taxpayer
the occupancy ef olhcos in
I tiU-(- bv J usl ices Of t ho
Jenkins, charged with th
James Chamber consta
ble of Jonathan's Creek townsnip. u
April !". l'-,;:!. weir, on trial -Monday,
July IV, for his life in the superior
Court hero before Judge l-eiix r..
Mlev, before an audience una nueu
both' the main auditorium and tin-
The entire morning was i.tKen uy
in the selection of a jury from a ve
nire of tl.") men who had been sum
moned. At the reassembling of court
after lunch, twelve jurymen with the
thirteenth man occupied places ni ths
box. , ,
Mrs. .lames Chambers, wile ot tn
slain num. was the first ' witness, arm
as examined by John M. Queen, th
solicitor. She st tted that her husband
ha, l died on the Uith of April at the
' 1 . . , u . . .1 .... I mnd
Haywood I OUIHV Hospital .mo
thirty-six years old. . She identihed
:ho clothes that he had worn on uie
,lay lint be was killed, and they were
uxiiibitcd in Court.
,1 miles Harrell. at whose store, the
homicide occurred, was the second
wit ncs-. nut on t1- ' '. , the
Suite, he staled that lie was a brother.
in law tii James' Chambers. He was
ex inline,! for the Slate by (.rover C.
iv-ivi-:. who is assisting Mr. Queen in
,u. pnise. iitiou. Harrell stated that
i,.l. o, ; . h ;..,! i-omo to bis .store about
tfiriirtt Show Fewer
Marriages in ouuer
e. wrote The Mouii
giving' sonic: opin.
has arrived at sine,
. ( 'omit v
s take in
l :. ...1...
ioic several o''
unuuer, and to
Cnfc At TWO
Then Kills cn
Charles West, 21, Fired At Wife
And Companion. Then Sends
Load Through t nesi
North Carolina had a total of7i3
l:',d marriages in 1! while last a
.......ii im.i -This is a dec i case
tlu re wei e - ' - , , ,,...
of, 17, 10, or li-. !''' .-'',!:-ho
state had 4 ! m irnages fo CM
1.000. while last year :the,-e were .! '
marriages for every 1-000 people in
he - s ate; In the Fnited States ,n
...... .1 ...,.i X -l Ml I il.-s " V
I'.i.i I tnei e .. -
1 onu tiroiile while last
........ r (i ,nnri-laces fo,- every
Voam ;.;,;,le. "This state had S.O mar
riages to every divorce.
(. ' . as
W Firm To
Be Agents For
C. And Earl Messer Named
Agents For Well Known
Cars. To Open Soon
W C. and Earl Messer haveb.een
named as agents for Hudson-Essex
Motor Company and will handle tnese
cars in connection with their tire
husiressi at the old Chevrolet Motor
Company building at the Depot.
The new motor firm will feature
the Terraplane car, both .in. sales and
v. , j,i;isnQl models
service. aeveiai uui..
are expected within a few days and
will be put on display in the snow
Tooms. . ,
The Diamond Brand tire is also
being featured by the firm. They are
representatives of this district.
The building will be repaired and
, , :ll ls mide during
several cnanges wm uc . -
the next few days. A formal opening
will be announced sooon.
Will keep your
interest on edge
Funeral services were held at He-th-el
church at Woodrow Sunday after
noon fo,., Charles West, 2-1. who com
mitted suicide by . shooting himsell
through , the chest with a 12-guage
-hotgun mai b. (.aidm ( ii
sehiuil house on the W oo,lrow- anton
t.: ii l-'hl o'clock Satur-
n i i h ii i . o , .
dav afternoon, shortly .after he fired
upon bis 10-year ohl wile, " . '
West and her companion, l-.dward
IT ) I
iiayncs. , ,r
Mi-s West and Haynes; only suf
fered slight flesh wounds from the few
shot which struck -hem. They were
given first aid-treatment in C anton.
M the inquest held in Canton by
Dr J H W estmoreianu, jiauu..
"coroner, he- rendered ; a vnu.u j
..- i . j-,.iu,.;,nr ihe 'estrmony oi
suicide iuii"o on
Ldwaid Haynes, Waiter Jons, -i.
and Mrs. West, Mr- (-race rie.d
a, 1J and Hubcit Wil on, a 1 of
thi" community m which the tatdi
shooting took place. . . ,()(,k
Deputy Sheriffs Hairy I-'ajl"
dnd Sam Ju-tue summoned to the
u . .. .... i. . ini v,f the shoot-
scene louowing mk iciiw. -
i. i v,.f vmir in ii nearoy
me ( lscoveieu .iivj, ,,-' o ,
".i.i.i ...av, , kin through his
eornueiu win, " -, .
Chest, i-'uaui. i):" cv,pr
i .. .1 ... . inciuiiiaiinm.i.
. . . t , ...u..m in entirr. here.
kft immediately upon being tied.
k . i..., ,;.,n i,n ivitn the
to make " ""s ,
coroner. , iui;tnsr
n-.-i : MirviViil hv his Tlal'
I OUhK esi l a ...v-
ems Mr. and Mrs. J Ed W;t. three
cm.s n,T,i rid Frank
brothers i-ui.. Bell
west, auu ' .
Pi'vis; AIT'S. .)iuian ..-
Hmnton uerry, anu -
"e.fctV ,. . .:. Vu .tOmnnV of Hu
'VreordinE to mc
oert W dson at the coroner's inquest
oei i " . , ,.,,,(, that
West told mm waS
he had heard "f" VS-linei
lnokine for mm. " - 1
Vn kill him. Wilson also testuieu i"
S tSdh, that he was going to
iriv Havnes a r , .-. .i.,,
rhrreafter. W .lon further a.u m-
est "La "LrAnV -he mght before
and that ne
West's wile y "'"".;, n' told
fired upon oa.uiuaj,
Se corner's investigators -
had threatened - were
of Mrs. wei. 'ta cf
i- .a. nH unrm iiitru)-
Marv had a little lanVb,
It drank some gasoline;
n i then-it wawlered near a
' And since has not benzine.
upei ior coiir! jO'l;
taineer last week
ons of t he v.i'.y n
writing. - '
1,1.1,,-.. Wm.stort letici
't tins time, when even wide
,n , is einlcelinir 0
a:ii.e i1 "... -r.
brains for tile future, --one
t ions by a friendly t i aneer. may not
li,. out of place; .,,
First of all, the.iv Wayiiesville
shoul l delcrmiue what is lu;V s.t rone
' ., point. be ails wo. is, no y. -
yal ' . ,.iitt.. mid bealtbfulness. In
a word: touris, travel. Hut what sor
of summer visitors'? The answer mo t
he fanlilv groups and elderly pee,'-'
and children, retired bankers, awye
atti.v an.l navy olbcers and the hi-'l!,.u...-i-.
ll-lb- Mead.e park is a. go '
i,ta, ter, W.ivtie-vilie: cannol Jmpe "
S ( Coiitinu''d oil- page ))
ti-r with due
and proper c
lights of the.
The Cou ply
has been lorwarueu
I 'oiiimissioiii'i's and it
d : that, the Commis
oper steps in tins m:it-
l eooi d to t be tax paver;-,
,itiiilrratioii for the U'i;al
Il l I
p- ' """""" Z
well kept, clean
tire :!H inmates,
10 of which are women, 7 are children,
h of whom are of school age and at
tend school during school li-rm-. 'fhe
iii mates are clean and well cared for.
The fai-ni has tile following live
..i.,..l.-. si niiil.-s II coivs. 1 I ealv
M beef catt le,. I I bogs and 1 .',0 chick-1
ens -all well cared for. -.The follow-(,
ing provisions are at the farm, having
bei-n ni-oduccil there: 4 (Ml- pounds of
lacoii, KI0 bushels of corn.
,,f m-lie:it and. stack..
raised llii;; year.
The following laud is under euiti
vat ion :
acres of coi'ii, 'J, acres ol pot a
acres of cane, 12 acres, of hay1
i,f Soy beans, I acre toliac
acre in guidon, all -iops ar
in wi U i.-ul' i vat'-d.
(rail,! Jury roeoin'mends tbal
county can 1'ioss'iblv do -o Uiey
i new barn ol-. tho Counly I-'arni
11 a l.ii-al ing' plan! in tnc
rand Jury. wi: -lies to caimeinl
l.-ind for 1 iii' eouiii' ion il which
k'-pt the ...,( oun: y Home and
Tin- . ininatos are properly
afii- and pnivided for. the
well kept and the farm well
I and managed.
the jail., well kept and -a!i-
ind the prisoners aue,pia;ei
in the afternoon on
lolll icilll', -t a Veil i
t n i laler returned ';'
art ridges from him
to si -11 hi ni
iln w a pi. st-
rs was killed,
a. -it 1,1 tliat .hoik
gain and went in the
chool house, : aboil!
yards away inn caim
the meant line, llarr
the day of
ti,l tried to
, bir. hi' ro
le staled that Jen
ui him in bis store
half hours .befo.ro
liroi-lion id' the
back later. Ill
oil said, he had
,cn for James 'hamDer.s; tne con
st abU', and Chambers had come with
two or three other men. Chamber
was told what . had happened, and
when Jenkins came up, he went to him,
placed bis band oh Jenkins' arm and
tol.l him 'to consider himself under
1 i i .. I. , , li i lined
rrest. jciikiiis.. mi-. i : -r.t
ut his pistol and began tiling upon
1,,- ollicer, and tired live I nues. llar
. I ( 'unt inued on back page I
( 'ouiit v
t ri windows bi
J u IV
meo Vi)Y County
Named Iy Ii.rd
met Ml I he
i-ted the. -clioo) ' r
hi. : r:
iV t iii-
unt y lioard
tlice of the
iliK-ie io ii
cornn i' ;
ni a !.
dotie a real
pg their selef
1 and in giving
Begins today on this page.
Thcwldvva, hla.k TrnTiv..-
cles poured in. They were -""'
bv pu.ple ring-. She w a, lost Va
v n' J . onened She wa, go.ng in o
a orange world. Sre Was rid ng. ane
was going some n
"ou laintfii. ii-K'tri.
much for you." .
She was ourniiiK r .
of something line -tai. " ' '
worse than fear. It flamed and cracK
W upas if tood in the xn,ds trf .
fire. She gaspeu as -
her. .' ...
"Poor darling. flt
t.-. v,, oc rinsed. She leu
a motion of something under her, car-
BTCdid She did not want
. ... u rn.ii if her.
to see the person wo r- v y
She knew she was m a vehicle of some
kind eoing somewiict. , .
KHIU..KU1 s .iiv,rl at thp seat
(.autiouy, s. Oor
benra'h her, running ik ""t"- -
cool leatner. an- -
eves. A taxicao. cue . ,
t.YV'3 .... j . a lrkcon her
taxicab. She gnivereu ai
eyes again. - .
"You're au rigm., e"1', , , ..
it a. a man's voice. She hated it.
She turned her head away iron, ns
He said that presence A large firm
he and est s . -v- " shot hand closed oer hers
rnately hve ieev .I ni afraid it s oeen o..v-
was tired. . v' 'T,aV She kept ner neau
"I don't-" ::
i.n..', .,iu diirline: .
Shr turned and looked at the man
besnle her Dark earne-t ees plumbed
hers anxiously. . -
His tanned face was flushed. Hi
brow was damp. ,
ou don't wha, sweet
His th n mouth was twitching bh
stared at it blankly.
"You don't what?" .
. . ,. " s-u , ve a long
rd;;:ed h w..
s'wept over h.r She was losing -m,
miliar sell was iicciii6.-.. v..
She searched his face Every curve
one ---' , o Tl- KTioke
,9S et ranee. .v , , .
as if he knew her wen. i- .-
not remember him.
..... . i. . -
"All rigni .., rf
Who was he? His smile was tent.
fvine She could not reme. n-i ........
Sow had she got there? Where had
-he been before Who was he? W he
was anybody? She did not even re
member her own
She sat straignc a.m --
. j fin'iTPTiAH. Ine loss
wide open .-- T,
of her identity did not matter If only
: , , ., ...n tr -this hom-
the couiu gei
ble man. , rr.
His fingers were on hers again. Her
..;. . 't in furtively. He was
eyes " -
. s .' , . .1 . Ml orA XI
that the jail kiteh-
the County Hospital in ex-
eoiidition, having 4- patients.
of whom are. . charity patients ;
f . . lO.itieril .. :n-e w 11 cared - for and
. . i
treated as lar a- trie ,ianu
is. able: to know. .
The f; rand Jury: has Wen' informed
the institution is self-supporting,:.
Wo wish to commend Miss Hampom
for her excellent service at this in
The (irand Jury as a oooy ex
of His Honor, -Felix- F. Alley, feeling
that it was no;, only instructive but
that it Upholds the dignity and sac
ledness f the laws of our country
and was! an inspiration to the diand
Jury arid we believe, to all who heard
F. E BRANSON, I' oreman.
of l-'.dueat ion
('.',.11 nf y
in i - sion.
e lilltV service
tiotis from a wide
i-rllli sell!.- lion to
' it is.'stated iiV the comity --,. or-'int-
n-leiit. Jack -M.-ssrr. that -a meet- 1 .
I .- .. ii i. i i ..... ..I..,, tia.- .-
ing ot an scn-i-u i ."-
.seen r-Ued Friday evt-iiing in his of ;
fie- - for the purpose of discussing
problems that are to come ui) m the
in itiagement of the-schools, He said
ha: it is not for- fhc .purpose: of. :.
eh c' ing teachers, -'.but. to --discuss gen
Tii! school management.
The following is a list ot the school
...i ... ,h st i-iel-si
coinmuicenien -au-i,nnw -Mount
Sterling and u atcrvilli-; .
1) McDonald, Chsrlie -Roberts. Jake
Su'.on, Big ( a aloo hi i laix is
I'.ibiH i Jim ( .ldwel' I H ( ahlell;
Uavnesvilk W I- '- 'ft U 1-
Francis, Jerrv Finer l-.ari l eiguaoii.
Medford Le-ithei-wood ; ( lyde : CharliP
Noland Harlev Hryson, John P.est,
Thad (athex U Hmis, I ,ue
( reek: Hob Teague- M. :M.. Hirkpa
uek, u man Jam. s (,ioi leigu
t ii... r-,.,..v lir.tbid- ( W.
(HI, IlllllUV . l-'O-sIl, ,s...s... .
l,od D II Pics-, John Cafic, tu
f ollowing trie reni R-Miioium
the grand lury, the board of commis
sioner'! in session Monday oroeroci
that all offices now being occupied by
the first of the month.
It is probable that those commit
teemen: will meet the first u
week for the purpo-e (1 nam i g issu
The following is the official weath
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report or n.
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