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The Uest Advertising Medium In Haywood County Published At The Eastern Entrance of The (ireat Smoky Mountains National Park Kead by Thinkinu People
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WAYNESVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA
Hil KSI Y. I AM 'A in I. H.!1
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"Present Law Enforcement
System Is Wrong And Not
Effective," Says Robinson
Sam M. Robinson. Prominent
Canton Attorney, Points Out
How To Iletter Existing
Sam .M. Robinson, prominent at
torney of Canton, recently in an ad
dress to the Canton Parent-Teacher.'
Association on "('rime in Haywood
County, Cause and Prevention.'
brought gut svme startling facts
which wire the subject of much
iiinimifi "y l fuse who heard his .ad
dress. Mr. I.ohin-on. had his address in
substance, written out at the request
ot The Alountaineeer which is being
printed in full. In the latter part of
address Mr. RoMr-son criticized the
present system of enforcing the law
in Haywood county not th0 officers
but the .system, and he offers a sug
gestion for bettering thLs system.
The address that caused all the
comment was us follows:
"Your Association requested ntc X
speak on the subject of Crime in Hay
wood County, and to (five my .sug
gestions as to the cause of the crime
and methods of elimination. This
quexion has created considerably pub
lic interi . t in the county during: the
past few .months-in view of the fact
that recent .statistics show that there
was more !av violation on a per
cupita basis in Haywood county in
the preceding 1'-' months than any
ither cointy in "he state. There
being one ner'r-oo tried for each 35
inhabitants Stanley county, having
the lowest rate v. ;th on. person tried
out of ,-omething more than 600 inhab
itants. Those, statistics .speak so
strongly that it is, not necessary for
mi' to dwell "upon the facts that the
criminal 'laws- are being violated in
this county, k would bit interesting
if we halci.e records analized so that
we could instant iy ascertain how many
crimes of each w the classes have
been committed, by whom .committed
and from what sections of the county.
A; large piovetuoge consist of vk
1 ition of the prohibition law. Do
mestic eases have greatly increased in
the past few ye ir. and there has been
a ' gradual !.iciva,-e of the violation
of the -motor, vehicle law. However,
:h,, laws that are being violated that
are giving us thw most concern ar
the felony rM (a felony being a
crime puiii-!'.-ii,ie in '.no state peni
tentiary ,,r by ! ,.-hj ,: the past few
years ther,. .vi- w a .steady in
crease in the violation of law against
larceny, which ;;cludc.s. the offense
of breaking ami . entering. A few
years ago it. vv,'.- irmsual for a person
to bo indicted in this county for
stealing, but now then- are numer
ous cases at each term of court. wd
it is h'tng douo principally by boys
men from to to Uo years
It is indi
ii! homicide has also in
an astonishing extent in
Perhaps this year has
ill te.-onU for -Haywood
ct! a difficult task to say
cause-, and how many
causes .titer into the crime situation.
While the violation of the prohibi
tion law may be back of a large per
centage of the crime, there are num
erous crimes where there has been
no suggestion that liquor had any
thing to do with them. We can not
attribute the commission of crime in
thLs county as a wholP to a ignorant
or unlearned people, w can not con
tibute it to people of any particular
ages, sexes or nationalities. Thore
f ore there arc numerous causes en
tering . into it- Criminologists have
for many years tried to arrive at the
(Continued on '.m-k page)
Read Mr. Robinson's
Article On Crime
and ' : ' . '
You don't agree, with his views
and suggestions, send .fir your
opinion on the subject to The
IF : -
You do agree- perhaps there are
some suggestions you would like
to make. If so, send them in.
(Next week there will be another
article along this same line of thought
by one of Haywood County's outstand
ing leaders watch for it.)
l"V I I 1 1 I W I ! I Hill
Have Narrow Escape
In Auto Accident
l-'loyd Hippetoe. Jr.. and I.achlan
Hyatt both of Waynesville, narrowly
escaped serious injury l:ist Wednos
day nigh: whi n the Model T Ford
roadster in which they were riding
plunged otf an embankment on High
way No. 1(1 near Knku and turned
over after hitting a stump at the foot
of the embankment.
Rippetoc. driver and owner of the
ear. suffered a broken arm and minor
injuries to his back. Hyatt was
scratched and bruised with a few
cut- about his face.
The two young boys were en route
to Ashoville when the accident or.
curied. An investigation of the de
molished car after the wreck reveal
ed that a spindle boll in the steanng
apparatus had fallen out which is
.said to have c-iused the accident.
Deposits At Bank Up
To $2,500 Are Insured
Tin . l-'ir.-t National Hank here this
week- received from -Walter ,1. Cum
ming.s. 'chairman of the board of di
lcctiiiv of the Federal Deposit In
surance Corporation, a eertilicate
showing that the batik is a duly qual
ified mi tuber of the Federal Deposit
Insurance fund and that all deporits
S'i. 04)11.110 are. covered bv insu-
law. ubieli wa's pissed by Coll.
putting into ell'eect this in
law liecame 'effective .hiiiuury
l.uciuV Liner, nianauci: of t Ii . re
riuploy lin lit ollice here, . announced
yesterday that orders jeeeived from
K-deigh stated that all persons who
registered at the reemployment ollice
I'cforc I ei ember lir.-t. It'.'!.'!, woubl be
leouired .10 i---iter again. This is
I ecauj-u of a-, slight, niix-'tiii in some
counties in iho 'State, and all coun
ties are - leouired to .abide 'under the
new tulini;. All per-nns are notified
to. '.i'" llleil f i lei, is of thi.s ehaiige.
Paid Over $202,000
l.' ns(x-ui'ed depositors of .th,. fiti
zens Hank and Trust conijiany of
Waynesville, which closed on Septem
ber 17. I0;!2, have In-en paid over
$2112.5(10 and the -liquidation of the
bank has been completed with funds
on hand to complete 10(1 per cent -et-tlement
for all --depositors..
(Jurney P. Hood state bank cum
missioner. reported today that the
bank had $701..'1G in preferred claims
and $202,930 06 in unsecured deposits
when it closed. All but $.'558.21 of the
unsecured deposits have been paid in
full and that amount is on hand in
cash.. . ,
Sun Controls Street Lights Of This
Town Through Photo Electric Relav
Waynesville has gone modernistic
at least the street lighting depart
ment has. The street lights of Wav
nesville are turned on and off by the
sun through thP means of a photo
electric relay. That might sound lik
a big thing, but the actual mechanism
part is not so large as it might sound.
S. H. Stevenson, head of the light
department of the city, recently in
stalled this new piece of electrical
apparatus to take the place of an
obsolete switch which has worn out.
The photo electric relay looks about
like a quart jar on a iron pipe. In
side this glass jar is a piece of metal
bent into a "U" shape with two
wires leading from it to the contrap
tion which throws the switch.
No one has to handle the appa
ratus at all as. ii is ail automatic
being worked by the light and dark
ness. Several nights ago. Air. Stevenson
demonstrated the new piece of ap
paratus! with an ordinary flashlight.
When the light was thrown on the
photo electric relay the switch wag
thrown off just as it would have
been if the sun had been rising in
stead of a flashlight ten feet away.
As soon as the light was cut off the
switch went back on just as it doeg
Mr. Stevenson put this up eyn
weks ago, and has been testing it
ever since. Not once has it failed toi
Old Court House
Clock Again Tolling
Time To Community
Cit Kmplo.ces Ereet Old Time
piece At Fire Station, keeps
Almost Perfect Time
The old court hou.si
working and tolling
every hour, which is
sound to residents of
vv ho for years learn to
st i iking of the old clock
rely on the
in the court
house tower tor the tune,
Several months ago S. 11. Steven
son and Oscar 1.. lirigt,s both em
ployed by the city, got to longing for
the sound of the old clock's striking
and carried it up to the tiro station.
After working on it during spare timu
and at night when on duty at the tire
station, they erected it at ho lira
sation and placed the bell on a hib
pole and after some few adjustment
on tht. old timepiece it began to work.
For the past number of weeks the
old clock has been ke p'ng alnioitt
perfect time, sti ;!.:ng ,-. v hour.
When the old e-urt h-ni-.1 was torn
down for the in w :uil i.:.i;. the clock
was stored in :i.e pre-s nmi of The
Mountaineer, until something defi
nitely could hi, .U-, . iKiut erect
ing it again. A: t. nc it was
suggested that a tower be erected in
fioiit wf tin- court, house for the clock,
5ut this idea never materialized.
Attempts Are Made To Enter
7 Homes In This Community
Mock Trial Will Be
Given Friday Night
A mock trial with the Waynesville
District Chamber of Commerce ind
"the people" as litigants: will -be
.staged in the Haywood cmtnly court
house. Friday evening, January 5.
at 7:.;0, Mr.-;. W. P. Matthews, cham
ber secretary, has announced."
Joseph D. Self. Ashcville attorney,
will preside as 'judge. Prosecuting
attorneys' roles will taken by 1' red
Fercuson. Frank Ferguson, Jr.. and
l.ee Davis, and those of defense at-
itomevs bv Thomas Peeves. 'Pom
t.ee. ,'lr.. Fi'.uik Davis. William Med
foul and Doyle D. Alley. W. P. Lamp
kin has the rob, of 'sheriff anil ('. I..
Crab) will ofbeiate a, clerk of th.
Witnesses' role- will be taken as
follows: 1), fetise, H. P. Atkins Mrs.
ti. F- Long. .1. M. Long, W. A, Itra.b
lev Lebo Massie. Joseph K. .loluison
and Carol V. .Hell ; pl iintill', Mrs.
Doyle Alley, Uoy 'aniibell ..Felix
Stovai and l.'arl .Mi'v-rr.. ...
A "special -venire". of fill citizens bar
d bv "Judge" Self. "Sub-
have been.-issued for Mr'.
, secretary, 'at.nl C..-.M. I)icus,
of t be Chamber of Cum.
I admission wilt be -.charged',
ittendancv i.s expected'. .
Legion To Meet On
Monday Night, 7:30
teiotiiH ement wa.s made
ike local po.-t of tile
yc tenia j"
Legion will meet, at the Masonic Tempi-
.Monday, January S. at 7:M0
o'clo'-k. A cordial invitiition . is e
tended to ail ex-service men to at
tend this meeting...
Special ' i-ntert'iinnient will b-: 1'i-a-tured
a't-r th,,' bu.sii'ie.-; sossie;, at
vvhii'h t one important business-- of (be
oiganivii' i'ni .will be dispo.-e.d of-. ...
work- It doe- not necessarily, wait
for the sun to -et if it happens to be
a .cloudy day. When that time of
day arrives when lights 'are 'needed,
it automatically puts them on., and
the same ..-'applies in the morning.
Heretofore the switch h;i.s been
set for certain hours to turn- oil the
switch regardless of the. darkness t.r
need of the lights.
Mr. Steven ori pointed r.ut that
there are 205 street .lights on the
present circuit, each of 100 watM.
and that' th,,, photo eh-ctric relay - will
save an av-i-ragp' of o'l minutes a day
in many instances, which will mean a
great saving for. the city in light
bills during the course of a year.
. To see this nevy piece, of . electric
apparatuswork is- rather mysterious,
to the average person who knows little
about electrical terms such as were
used by Mr. Stevenson in explahsnu
how, why ind so forth the thine
works. Those terms were left out of
this article for various reasons, and
anyone wanting to .see and hear a
technical explanation of how the
street lights of Waynesville are turn
ed on and off by the sun arP given
an invitation by Mr, Steven-on to
come up to the fire station and get.
first hand information. The Moun
taineer representative enioved the op
portunity of seeing thB new contrap.
tin- and believes other- will al-o en-
joy the viit and explanation
Sales Taxes From
i Haywood Amount
For Three Months. Tot;il Collect
ed In State Is l.SS.iS 1.2-1,
Odicial Fifures Show.
For the months of July August
and September, the sales taxes col
lected in Haywood county by A. J.
MSxvvelV commtssiontr of revenue,
amounted' to $10. '.hi:!. 41. During
same period, the total collected from
sales taxes m the state amounted to
In his .communication to The Moun
taineer. Mr. Maxwell wrote:
We take pleasure in furnishing
you herewith information taken from
our records, showing the amount of
sales taxes collected in North Carolina
for the months of July, August and
September which has been tabulated
for each county in the state.
We take pleasure also in enclosing
herein tabulation showing property
tax reductions afforded by (1) ' Ke
nt ova) of 15 cents levy for schools;
(2) F.limination of levies for current
e-xpense for districts, eounty-wid,. and
special charter schools
From these tabulations you will
observe that we hav,. the following
results in your county:
(Continued on back page)
Robbers (.et Frightened VI
Several Homes and Run W ith
out Iteing Identified
During the 'past
at t em pis by intrudi
few xyi-eks seven
rs have been inaile
w here there ai e
to enter, homes of
most each ca.se is
no men in the home.
Oinek action on the part of the
police here .Monday night prevented
thrive- lioiii eseajiinc with over
$1,0(10 worth of jevvelry which a.s
in a trunk belonging to Mr, and Mrs.
C. K. Harbin that was stolen from
the home of Mi's, (J, ('.. Hrig-'gs uli
Mr. .-iiiil Mis. Harbin had spent the
day out of town, and uiiou leturnine.
noliceil that the trunk from the room
was missing. T)e police .'were notified-
and it wa.s I'oiiihI that the trunk
bad. been carried about I'iO yarils
from the house and had been opened
but. mil hi ng w , in i -ing.
Chief of-Pol ici Jim Striiipl'nld -aid
be believed the tbelve,. Were . openin'g
Ibe trunk wbi'ii ihe police go -on the
trail and hurriedly-' left before tak
ing anything. ' Two diamond ring a
.pear! necklace wei- among the jew
elry'' in th,, trunk. Tin owners of
t heir valuables in
In First Nat tonal
saletv box a:
On Monday night l-omeone tried to
enter tbi- front door of the. home of
Mr. and Mrs,-. Paul Hardin, Jr.. at. the
Methodist, par-onage. A hole wan
cut in the. screen door, but the intruder
was'.-.frightened away. The polici
picked up a m in in that neighborhood
and -carried- him to Mr. Hardin -for
identification-, but was later released
when In- identity could not !.,. as,
Friday night a week ago at the
home of Mis.s Ji''-ie Ilern'O ome one
entered the .house and stole a p'K'ket
book. c(iiitaining .7 and a pair of
new kid gloves.
i'h.- intruder there ktKK'ked on the
back door and u hen members; of th
family answered t.h,, call, the theif
entered, the. front door and picki'd tifi
the povkethook and glov.. . Mi-s
Herreii got a glimp.-e of th'' mu but
could not tell whether he was black
or white. W'be: the police arrived
and an. investigation made it was
found - that two screens to windows
had been cut. ii) an effort to gain an
entrance to the house. . They did.
however, get info tbe. dining nxim and
got hold of afi empty poeketbook which
they threw down It is believed that
after leaving the dining room they
knocked o,., th,. oack door to draw
nieniiiei's of. the. family so entrance
could be nride. to th,. living room.
On last Saturday night two at
tempt s were made to enter the re-i-dence
of Mi-. . Syilie Ray on Main
st i'et; .Praetjcally th,, .same , mi:thol,
as Used at Miss, Herrelis was us'd at
M rs. Pay's. , When members of the
family answered a knock at the back
door, the intrud'T tried to gain en
trance at the front but it j so hap
pened th it a -member' of the family
was near "th,. front door . when the
! - creep- door was oiK'iied, Miss Ray
promptly went to the dixr and the
would-be. intruder rah. Later that
night entrance through the back
i'ixt .; vva.-l again tttemDtod, but ..the
door was securely fa tened and no
cntrptiiv was rank'. Several nights
prior to Saturday night, the first at
tempt, w.'i s mud,, to enter : the R;iy
'lome. " ''
Sever.-ii weeks ago gorne one took
off the the .'-'screen, to Jl .window to the
a-narttntn. of Mrs. . Ch".. Quinlan in
the Kirkpatriek Apartment and rai---ed.the
widow. ThLs -a.t i'Ut C o'clock
in the afternoon. , Mr-. (Juinlan.s'-eing
(Continued on page 6)
W. D. Smith Named County
Agent For Next Eighteen
Months By Board Monday
$ fTTSi .rff v. .,.1,
IIAHPV A. SCHOPFlii'll
To Meet With Lodge
In ( ant mi On I'll h
Ho iy . Scboiiert b, I inpei al
I'r.n. of D. U. K. K . lias not died
local iillici. is of the organization that
he will be in I anion on Friday and
Saturday. Janaa'y L! uid II. for
the tniipos,, of ireino(ing the work
jtUIKllg the different .Temples of this
Air. Scbubeith, i- from Veisailes;
Ky, .ilid i promin'i at in lodge work
and is one of .the outstanding law
yer of that tnte. He is making a
lour of the temples in Ule Southeast.
Plans have been made for a busi
ness meeting at the regular Bagdad
Hall on Ftiihy nighl in (anion al
7 :".(. o'clock. ll members ;,iv urged
to allcid. Op Saturday nigh: at
Ibe -,'iiue lini,. and place an open
meeting ..will b,-. held to .which" the
iiiblic is invited.
Man Is Killed When
Knocked Off Fender
Of Car At Balsam
( "b A c Sbuler I.', vva - i.lmos.1 in-.-'anlly
kilb 'I la: t Friday night when
In iva. ide -wipi-d from tin- run
ning board of a car by -:t ear -aid
to have U-in driven by 'Frank Fer
guson, .oiji of Ceisar I-'erguson. of
Wayne .-ville, on Highway No.- Ml just
across tile Jackson county line.
.Shuli r was drought to the Hay
wood 'County hospital but died -n
Tho.,o who. invcirtig.ited th,, acci
dent taled th;(f the Sbujer car.
which was a strip-down was being
driven wilbout lights or liticere e, It
v a also said that niemlK'i s ol the
Shuiii: parly had been dririkiil;'.
Stale Spends Large
Sums For Tape Etc.
For Football Teams
K ibigh---The suite of North t 'aro
liini spends more for adhesive tape,
bandages, gauze and absorbi nt cot
ton for its football teams than it does
mi tbc-e supplies for the various
'state hospitals and institutions, ac
cording to A. S. lirower, director of
the division of purchase and contract.
"About $5(10 worth of adhesive tape,
ha ridges, linement and 'rubbing com
pound ami similar .supplies arc requir
ed for each of the state's larger foot
ball sipnids each season State col
lege and Carolina or a total of at
least $1,000 for these- sUppliis for
both -fUads." lirower said toilay.
"This is more that) we buy for all tht
stale hospitals and all the other state
One of the prineip it item
1 i !, of purchases to be made
division in it : n t letting D
b ii s, "A dhesi vv -. tibsorb. n!. eOt-
.: 7y , and I- I " Prower
t thi- lettir-g t''.- low liidder
avv.-r "' ! a contract for a
i-,,.'; ;,, Ik- ordered as needed.
KPLS( OPAL ( IILRCH WILL HOLD
Immediately at the close of morn
ing service on Sunday. January 7th.
the members of "(irace Church in the
.Mountains:" will convene, in business
cj -ion to elect a vestry to serve dur
ii.L' iy:ii. . :'
i The eleven o'clock service Will Tn-'r
h ' .-, ,..-.'. .' lt j,,n 0f the Holy Com
munion, and the Rector will preach
on: "The Guidance of the Star."
Former Nocali.nt.H 'IVacJter's
i ueetsor i lie .aniea mis
Week Hv School Hoard
The board of County ( .coniissioner-s
on Monday, named W. D. Smith iir,
county agent for this county, giving
him a contract for the nevt eighteei.
months. The appoinmeiit came :us n
surpris,, to many but to those who
have Ikhmi in e os- contact with the
requirements e :h,, crop reduction
and other thing- under supervision
of the government,
board was ex in cted
t he action of the
ror the pri
scvond floor ni
to the court
the room on the
the court house next
ooin will be used by
first major task will
Mr. Smith. 1L
V .helping get
the hurley toluicco
ii ii for the crop re-
The county ha In en without ;.
county agent for one u,u, the bnarii
having asked fir tbe resignation ot
James L. Pobmson last January.
The state will pay one-half of tin--alaiy
of tbe emit!?' -r .:!.! tht
coiiniy will p iy the I 'm. under.
At the mas.- meeting held in the
court house last. Momlay night at
which time -oine HHO farmers at
tended to bear a discussion of the
reduction of tobacco a.-i'eage: Frank
Davis, member of the boird of com
mis.-iiuiers- told the farmer- that
the board bad decided to till the
ollice of county tigei.it. He then re
quested that- all flies,, present who
would like In bav,. Mr. Smith, up
pointed agent to stand. The vote W.'I.
Un -minibus. Mr. DaL, then explain
ed that 1 1n- board had earlier in the
day named .Mi. Smith as agent.
Air. Smith, cairn- to Waynesville
seven .veins ago , 'is prinri:il of tin
Central Flenieiitary schonl. After'
holding that position for one year die
accepted the place of vocational agri
cultural tetrjicr and bus held tlmt
until appointed county agent Monday
.Mr. Smith's surcessoi will be nitmeif
during the next few day-. During thi
first few days aft.-i r ;cbool open -.Monday
Mr Smitb v i'l assi.,t the
new Voeat ioli.'i I teae'hei in gettin.e
lined up on i he work.
A letter to tile pubic given to Tin
Mount lineer ve-lerdav' bv All. Snotl
"To the Public:
"Siaee ;ind I inn -'w 1 1 ' if ', permit ni,
to fnil in word - my tii 'U'bt-. m leav
nig Ihe Way lie-ville Township School
Jt lias been my. privilege to liavi
worked . even yea's wit.li a fine .luine!
of ie-i,iur.. My he .I etforl s IlllVi
been with t in lille -f bunch of Ikiv :
in the . tate. I shall, mi-s my diily
contact with thi; group. Howcvei
1 take ron-oation in. the thought tlia
my elTort s now ari' to bo for the
himdleds of boys of Haywood colllitv
and with the hundreds of farmers.
The times demand that We forge", '
I flings of the jiast ind . boulder ti
shoulder face the future. .More i ...
demanded of a county agent now thai
ever before. Tin agricutural adjust
moot act is the most far reacliiru
piece of farm legisl it iop ever enact 0i
for the tanners. Tbe direct effect.-
of this program
mi' this . o.i I ion.
g reals ;.''' value to
r,. ju t rmw re-acii
To mak,. this o:
ii r people demand
i.-'ioper :iT ion
In '.iking up my new
il iv I i I.
it till times t'
be .. ..dv to
stm d nil
I i v .
liavi' lieeii. as
oard of '(.'nun
,e hi ,o,
at o n
i go f,
'. r pa t lavoi
may our effort
rely vout's. ;
A New Story,
15 OM BSHEL L
Thustnds ha e paid to ise'
this thrilling picture on the
screen, and now ynu have an
opporl unity to read it. . . . .
Ik'fore puhlishinx this storj
we had several people to read it
and Rive us their opinion of if.
Everyone said:-.".!ust Thrilling.
Somethin"; different. Thank you
for leltinu me read it."
' ; -. . f .
You. too, will like it.
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