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WAYNESV1LLE. NORTH CAROLINA
THURSDAY. DEC EM HER 20, 1.1.51
Homer Brown Is
iln "Pen" Again
5 After Escaping
Wife-Slaver Caught In Greenville
And Carried Rack to Raleigh.
Carver Begins Sentence
Homer Brown, 30, who is serving a
life sentence at the penitentiary - in
Raleigh, is back behind the bars after
being caught at Greenville, S. t . ,
ibout ten days ago. after his second
scape from the prison.
Railroad deetectives caught Brown
' for hoboing and suspecting him got in
touch with Sheriff Welch who went
to Greenville and brought Brown back
her The wife-slayer was kept in
jail 'here until Monday and then car
ried back to Raleigh along with Roy
Carver who begun to serve his 10 to 15
years of abduction of a Ki-year-old
girl here last summer.
Brown was convicted of first Ue.
n murder, but was found to be
insane and was given a life sentence
by Governor Ehringhaus.
Schools Of County
Close On Friday
Attendance Is Far Better This
Year Than Last Year, Sup
erintendent Messer States
The school? of the county will close
Friday for' the Christmas holidays,
it was announced '.by Jack Messer,
superintendent of education yesterday
The work will be resumed on -Monday,
5" The Central Elementary school
closed. Monday of this week due to a
new plumbing system which is being
installed in the building.
"The attendance thus far this year
is much better than last year," Mr.
Messer said. "We have been behind
the attendance and the welfare de
partment ha aided greatly in the
work and have been a great assistance
Thi establishment of lunch rooms in
practically all the schools also ac
counts for an increase in attendance."
. C. Miller Injured
In Fall Thursday
the condition of W. C. Miller, who
p a fall on his way home, for lunch
Ihursdav. is much improved. Mr.
flier ''followihfir his accident was talc-
I to the Haywood County Hospital
id .spent two (lavs there, but was
ale to he removed to his home on
While- his; injuries have been very
infill they have not been considered
,ngerou.s and his many friends will
glad to. learn that he will be out
the near future.
RONZE TABLET TO
BE ERECTED TO LATE
REV. R. A. SENTELLE
'At the meeting of the Haywood
County Teachers Association held in
the Central Elementary school build
ing on Saturdays a special committee
was appointed to -solicit contributions
from the teachers of the county for a
bronze tablet to be placed in the Hay
vood county court house, in memory
ClN- A. Sentelle, who was the first
c-'finty superintendent of schools and
J Jed the office for thirty-three year,
lne minimum of $75.00 was set for
ti total pledges..
T.e following; will compose the com
Hittee .thiit: will obtain the necessary
: '-- K.... J.. Robeson, chairman,
- 4ss Hariet Rovd, Miss Bonnie Fran
;. M.ss Lois Harrold, C. F. Owen,
U -.Hanson, and Miss Pearl Justice,
vsno will serve as the treasurer of tt.e
j State Contract
L , ;..'' ' ' ' ' . ' '
t-uartin Electric Company was re
cently awarded the contract for elec
trical wiring in the new state prison
emp that is being built in Transyl
vania county at Rosman.
r or the past two weeks thev have
na, three men at work on the job.
"d expect to have the woik finished
5 the local company made competive
against several companies in the
FICIAL WEATHER REPORT
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Make Your Shopping List from The Advertisements In This Paper It
WAX INFANT USED WHERE CHRIST WAS BORN
This is a photograph of the
centuries in the Christian service
Teachers To Get
$11,000 On Friday
The teachers of Haywood Coun
ty are sure that there is a Santa
Sometime Friday or before,
checks totaling $11,000 will be
given teachers of the county for
the past month's salaries. This
was made known by Jack Messer,
superintendent of schools.
sion. Check; Gifts
Haywood Chapter Of C D. C.
Entertain Veterans And
Widows Of Veterans At
The semi annual gathering of the
veterans and the widows of veterans
of the War Between the States was
held in the oflice 0f W". O. Byers,
Clerk of the Court on Saturda.
Mr. Byers distributed the state checks
which are paid each July and De
cember. The Haywood Chapter of
the Daughters of the Confederacy
served a lunch and presented each
veteran and widow present a Christ
mas gift with fruit and candies.
Mrs, Leon M. Killian, as chairman,
with the following committee, had
charge of the arrangements fur the
day: Mis, R. R. Cmpboll, Mrs. 0. R.
Martin. Miss Naiin'v K.illia'n. 'Mr.
W. L. McCracken, and Mrs. W. A.
While all the veterans and the
widows could not be present Saturday
the gifts and checks are gradually
being sent for and delivered to' those,
who are unable to come for them.
Ten of the following widows were
present: Mrs. Rachel Clark. Mrs.
M. O. Hoglen, M rs. Martha Hovle,
Mrs. L. Y. Jolly. Mrs. .Rachel Lewis,
Mrs. Laura Owen, Mrs, Jane Robin
son, Mrs. Jessie Rogers, Mrs. Lorcna
Rogers. Mrs. Jane N.: Towns-end, Mrs.:
Sallie Trull, Mrs. Martha White. Mrs. ;
Arty Reed Arrington, Mrs. M. L. '
Birchfkdd, Mrs. J. W. Blanton, Mrs.l
E, E. Bovd, Mrs. Lucinda Brashaw. !
Mrs. Barthany Cabe. Mrsi S. C. j
Chambers:, Mrs. Cordelia Clark. 'Mrs., j
Amandy Cook, Mrs. Laura Curtis, i
Mrs. Sarah Ferguson'. Mrs. W. It
Ferguson, Mrs. .Mary C. Fie. Mrs.
Ellen Fowler, Mrs. Martha Jones,
Mrs- Hassie Killian, Mrs. Mattic
Littlefielrl, Mrs. Marv MacFavden.
Mrs. O. E. Mann. Mrs ".Addio Mancv,
Mrs. N". V. Mills, Mrs. Ella Muse,
Mrs. Laura N'oland, Mrs. Mattie
Plott. Mrs. Douisa Scott, Mr-. Mar.
gret; E- Sharp, Mrs, Margaret
Smathers.. Mrs- M, A. Thompson, and
Mrs. Lucinda Warren,
. The following veterans of the thin
gray line that grows less each year,
were present to. receive their checks
in person: J, H. Allison,,!. H. Pax
ton, A. C. Singleton'. James M.. Stam
ey, James Swayngim, . Merrick
Trantham. R. L. Underwood, (now of
Asheville ) . J. I?, Wyatt. W. A. Yar
borough, W- II.' . Rathbone. . Those
wl o were unable to attend were:
J- W. Caldwell, ( J. A. Collins. Alden
Howell, Sr.. who is in Los Angeles,
California, W. L. MasseV, -Daniel
Levi Mathis. Andy West, J. M. Wood,
and John Hoyle.
Play Will Be
A Christmas play will be given at
the Methodist church, Sunday, Dec.
23. at the regular vesper service at
5 o'clock p. m. The play, "Where
Lies the Child." will be presented
under the . direction of Helen Med
ford. It will be, under the 1 auspicCo
of the Fp worth League.
"We are all very enthusiastic about
the play, for the theme is such that
it will touch each and every one of
us, . whether old or young, man or
woman. It is the story of a plain
ordinary' family on Christmas Kve
and the message brought out in this
ivay is worth, fully, the time and at
tention of everybody,'', a member of
the church soid. '
wax infant which has been used for
at the place of Christ's birth
At St. John's On
Public Invited To Attend Special
Mass At Midnight. Rev. H.
V. Lane Will I'reach
Plans are , well under way Cor spe
cial Christmas .-erviccs at St John's
Catholic church here. There will be
a miuiiight ' ..la.-s U-g riming at 12
o'clock Christina- eve' or ( iiristmas
morning. Special ( hii-tnuis music
consisting of tlie ancunt ChisLmas
carols under the direction - of Mrs.
Matney with several' friend,-; of the
community assisting. The sermon
preached bv Father Lane, the topic
of which is "The Desire of AH Na.
tions." 'A tine Christinas o. ib is
lieing arrangeil for the church, and
the children and their parents are in
vited to virtue and see it- The church
will 'be opn every day until the end
of the Christmas season, which is the
1,'ith of January.
We get our term, Christmas from
the service itself Christ-Mass. , Cer
tain customs and practices with sing
ular appropriateness attach them
selves -to our principle chuivh feast.
One of these is the popular association
of the rib in Christmas. One rnrt
hardly visualize the Christmas Mass
without- including 'the. crib. It sets
before us in a most vivid manner, the
scene of Christ's birth and the at
tending circumstances. It 'expresses
in a tangible way 'the central 'thought,
of the Christmas season- The asso
ciation of the feast and custom is so
natural that it finds a -pontaneous
response in us. Hence the." crib ha.-,
become inseparably) linked w't b j
place of Christ's
was ;i cave. At
-church is ei'e.tei
in the grotto the
the ii a stable, the
birth, lit -Bethlehem
(lie present time a
over the. spot' . and
exact location where
our rsavnir wa
a silver star ;
sniifl.ion in I
- born is marked by
urroundcd by an in
.at in : 'Here Jesus
Christ was born of the irgin .Mary.
Tradition tells us that, the -place of
Christ's birth' -erved as a .-belter for
beasts of burden, so the usual repre
sentation of the birth-plac-e. of our
Redeemer as a thatcheil stable may
not he very inaccurate;
The custom of crerting a crib in
the church for the : Christ mas cele
bration has long ,bcen universal, but
we are Indebted to St. Franci.-. . of
Assisi for jiopulaidzing the devotion
St. Francis conceived the idea of re-
( ( "(Hit i 11 Ued:
Fannie Howell Wins
Santa Claus Letter
Contest At Ray's
Fannie Howell'.- hT.er to Santa
Claus in the letter '."contest staged by
C. K. Ray's Son-Was judged -as h
best of about To letters ; rec.fi veil by
Santa who is spending a (jreater part
of his time in the. toy department of
C. E. Ray'.s Sons th'i,-'.week.
Little Miss Howell will 'receive five
dollars in merchartdi-e at -,be. .-tore
for her letter. -
The next five letters will he given
fifty - cents each- They .-were": Win
fred Rogers, city; !:..- n ary Her
man, city; John Richard .lack-on- city;
Donaid : Morrow, city, . and; Frances
Patton. route one-
The" winning letter will be . found
in the Letters To Santa c. :umn this
The iudges were : Mr-,' Woodson
Jones, Dr. R. P. Walker and W. C.
Russ. . :";'-'.
PRETTY ELKCTRIC STAR
One of the most uni'iue Christmas
displays in town is the tlectri- star
in front of Martin Flei trie Company.
The star w-as made iiithe. shop of
the company and i- bghted with a
number of red and . white, lights on
the points of the .-tar which, is con
structed of steel wire, .'.'.'..
! Memorial Service
For The I, ale Rev.
Sentelle Is Sunday
Dr. R. L. Moore, President Of
Mars Hill College Will lie
The Principal Speaker
Final details have been completed
for the memorial services which will
lie held Sunday afternoon at Bethel
high school auditorium for the late
Rev. K A. Sentelle at 2 o'clock.
The program as given out by those
in charge is as follows:
Invocation, Dr. R. P. Walker.
R. A. Sentelle. an educator, Jack
R. A .Sentelle a Minister. R. P.
R. A .Sentelle a Citizen, W. Ct.
What the life of R. A. Sentelle was
to other denomination.-, ,1. T. Hailoy.i
Establishing a Permanent Memorial
to him- Dr K 1.. Moore President, I
Mars Hills College.
Vote To Retain The
The bur ley vote cannot he com
pleted by tlie -7 til due tu the fact
that the ballot,- i cached Western
Carolina two we, k- latter than they
should. More il.an lillt) ' votes have
iecn cist to date Only two liega
t.ve votes have been cast.
The people of Haywood county are
voting W per cent for the present
law and retention of the Kerr-Smith
Arl.. Fanners who have expressed
themselves, say that the-, tax of ' 2,"i
per cent is too low They feel that
it should be raised to -10 or Ml per
cent. They-claim that the contract
sigtmers must: be protected as they
have -made the sacrifice which result
ed in the better prices, it was pointed
out by V. D. Smith.
Changes Are Made
In Telephone Rates
Reduction Made Here In IJusi
ness Telephones. No ( Jianjes
Are Made For Residences
W, L- Lanipkiu, managei- of the
local unit of The Snithern Hell Tel
ephone Company, had' not received
ollicial notice from headquarters, 're
garding the change In local rates
when interviiiwi-il by .The Mountain
eer. I be change.- a- carried in an article
by the. As-ociaU'd Press showed the
bil.-ines,- rate here for'. one -party lines
would be cut . from $.'t,o() to .f:i. Two
p-artv lini's would be changiMl from
$:! ti. 2.M). :- : 1
'I'lli'ie will be io changes in residen
tial late.- .
Mr. Laitipkin said he expected olli-
ial let ici within the. .next. IVw days.
Tree Will Be Held
The community Christmas .. tree,
which custom was inaugurated sev
eral years ago by the Woman's Club
of Waynesville, will lie held on Christ
mas afternoon at four o'clock in the
ebui t room of, the court house- An
attractive musical prograifi has -been
arranged by Mrs Horace Keener and
will be .directed by Miss (I race
Crocker and, Mrs-. Lucile Foy.
The distribution of the gift- n.iole
possible by the generosity of
Mr. O-car I.. Hriggs, ami mem
bers of the eiub and ot hers, will close
the program- : As the gifts go only to
the needy of the community an effort
has been made this year by Mr.j
Hi -ggs to get in touch with all fam
ilies who could not' buy toyp. i
3 Local Sportsmen
Bag Three Big Deer
What is, . believed to be almost a
record for local hunters was the feat
of W. A. Bradley, W. L. Hardin Sr.,
and Tillman Powell, who went on a
deer hunt last week and each of 'them
brought down a buck, each weighing,
about 125 pounds.
The three hunters were ,bn the
Vaynesville R1 . and Gun Club
grounds.: The two that. Bradley; and
Hardin got had nine point, while
Powell's had eleven. '
The deer were so heavy, that the
hunters were only able to. bring 'out
one that day but hid the other, two
and the next day carried a crew of
meri back-: with them and brought
FLEMINGTON. X- J. Bruno
Hauptmann, Lindbergh kidnap-slay-er
suspect, has'; gained three pounds
n the i.a. ; two we, !s.
MB. tnniMti-iintcwi-hiill itmm
Dr. R. L.Moore, president of Mars
Hill College will bo the principal
speaker at the memorial .service Sun
dav for the late Kev. K. A. Sentelle,
Special Edition To
Be Published Here
1 u ol der t hat Christina.-- greet
ings may be piibli.-hed for the
many li.rni- and tnisiiii-.-s liovises
in Haywood county. The Moun
taineer will c.o to press again
Saturday noon will a special
ed it ion. .
That is.-ue of the paper will
be .printed on Colored paper and
will have much. Christinas news
features in it. Plans How are
to put, it in the. mails Saturday
Those having news or adver
tisements for the special Christ
, ma.s edition will please get them
t. this olhrc not later than I' ri
, day night,
The board of county commissioners
met in their regular third Monday
meeting and after disposing of gen
era I routine of business made several
orders, one of which was the appoint.,
melit of W, .M. (Ireen a.s constalile of
Cecil township, 'providing be could
make piopc,- bond.
Tlie aimoinf nient came after the
.1 constalile failed
to appear bejore
M r. ( I i i-i't wa- i.i;
was li led wit h t In
I he town-lup ri-i
The hoard also
State Itiehwav o
t he colli 111 i -siolier-meil
a ft er a lief il ion
boa i il by eil i.en of
le -l llg t hat he be
i ecu in uie in 1 1 d to t he
In ial.s t bat t In,' road
bociiiiiinK at, a point in tin- Ra.tcli.IV
Cove road, desigiiali-d as Prank. Leop
ard's home iind extending about half
a mile to the borne of J B. (iaddy
over the old road way or as -the State
commission saw II. to be worked on.
Jarvis Alli-on. who lias been erit
ically ill, was able to be iM attend:
aiiee at this meeting Monday. Al
though in A fully, recovered, Mr.
Allison was !ible: to be in hi,- oflice a
short time this week. He is secretary
of .the National Farm and Home
Loan Association of this county.
Bus Station Now
In Way. Pharmacy
Tlie bus station is now located at
(lit' VVaynosville . Pharmacy. It was
formerly in the Haywood Carage.
The ebang( was made a few. days
'tickets are sold, at the. Pbainiaey
and 'fa'cijilies have been provided, for
a waiting room. The local bus line
is owned and operated by the ..Smoky.
Mountain Motor Stages, Inc..
At Jail Two Days
Roirt-rt V. Wei jailor of the Hay
wood county jail, has announced that
visiting hours in the jail will be per
mitted .only, on Sunday;.' and Wed
nesday afternoons between the hours
of two and: four o'clock.
Mary 'people have been j making
visits at all hours which greatly in
convenienced the officers, with their
work, so the visiting days and -hours
will be. adhered to.
Chief Warns About
Chief of Police J. L- Stringfield told
The Mountaineer yesterday . that all
those desiring to shoot fireworks
would have to (lo so fifty feet from
any building and off Main street.
. "All those failing to atlhei'e fo this
.ordinance will' be: 'prosecuted," the
Carries Man From
Here For Trial
Crint Cothrane. Alleged To Have
Participated In Robbery
Murder. To Face Trial
Crmt I'othiane. 4. m the custody
of SbenlV A. C. Ibright , of Jackson
County, Arkansas, i- en route to that
state where he will on trial ;.n
February for hi.- life on charges of
participating in the murder and rob
U'ry of an old man there la.-t May
SherilV Allbright arrived in Way-.
lHssvilh' Wednisday morning from,
Raleigh where he obtained ex' ' -(ion
papers Tuesday for the re
of Cothrane, who was brought to
Haywood county jail about ten
ago and turned over to SberitV We
for safe ket ping after l.'ffng arrested
in Clay county. "t
('otbrane's brother, Paul, L'S. i.s sen.
fenced to die in the electric chair
January '-'Mil for his part of the
murder and robU'ry.
SberitV Allbriu'ht, a young, ener
getic otliccr, told The Mountaineer
in an iu!eriiw Wednesilav morning
iut befoici hi. deo.irlure for Arkan
sas, bov he had -olved the mysterious
m u rder robbery.
"Hack in May," SherilV Allbright
began, "an old man by the name of
P, F, Mitchell, who was respected
and liked by - everyone. was found
beatelied to .death -0 h '; led in tlie
f, rmboiise In which he lived. Hi' is
leputed to have kepi -eve.i.l thou-and
dollar- :n bis ...homo -iihc be had lost
beavilv in hank -failures;'' The house
was broken into a-id the old man was
found by bis daiighti r who lived
across the road from 1 1 i
"A f I er si x I y day.s of endless search
ing, we found that three young men
who lived about seven miles from
the scene of the muiib r had plenty
of money on them. I Uestioned the
boys iind Paul bad about six hundred
dollars -on- him. He finally made a
confession lis to tlie ndibery and
murder and involved bis brother
In Aikansas the boys go , by the
nailie of N'i'1 on I undirstand they
(diaiiged their na nifs because of sione
froubh' thev got into lx-forc leaving
"Two week- In fore I ai rc-lcd Paul,
(he boy I'm-alter here, left and canio
back to North Carolina..' Paul ,w;m
tried in November-and found guilty
and .sentenced to -die. .January ib"th.
When on Irial lie denied tlie confes
sion, or the i m plica t ii oi of Crint.
"The money we found on Paul was
I ill hod o c- l o I he estate."
SheiilV Allbiighl said he did
i- :'e ! any I rouble with the boy
:e I. ovei: I lie o(l inile j rip
fa nl of the -herilV drove the
f'ol hi a ne W..
shall Pi ad h.iw.
!en day- up, an,
l -i week The
vii will 'o' b raiie.
stiong denial: of
I hiiig about I he
told . of niinliti
ar re.' ted by Mar
of ( ie0'gia about
brought here for
a nd he made ; a
vi'ii knowing any-ca-e.
raiie and his family previously lived
in Clay count y. ....-'
.fie-f In fore 1,'aving .Sheriff. Allhrght
said he wished ci i cums-tances would
pel in it him spending sonie lime in
this section, as he had "fallen in love
Has Arrived Here
Ready For Sale
A carload, of Guernsey heifi
cows; have lust, arrived from Ches
S- ( Ibese animals were hand
picked by F. R. in ham. dairv ex
tension specialist- ami V. I. s'mitti,
county agent, .during' tin- pa-' two
weeks. These animals have
f )!. 1 1
tested, for T. H. and b-uigs disc
before: they left the farms in So
Carolina, 'fbey are ail bjgh gra
These animal - will be -old j
lion Sat urday, Tieeeml.' r fUh
auction, will be held at Rianib tt'.s
St. able nil I lepot street , M .-. Fai n
ham and. other dairy '.-; a-lists .'-' ''
he here from State -College.- - M
C. Bates of the -Ciuernsrv Catfb
will be the auctioneer.
Any farmer or. dairyman who is in
terested ip seeing thex1 'aniiiia! - r .
fore the sale can do; so by. .si irr '. ' e
county agent, dr. any one who i n
charg(; at the -table. . .." Fa nHV'.'
should ma!-;o' plans t i get a- inai'V. of
these animals, as po--'-t :e as there
is a- sliorfage "f milk -.cow-: oyer ! e .
entire United States. . The .
is harticularly bad iii thi-;.- ' ' :.
' "The Oairymen .ate coming ho-. . " .
this sale front all ; tiie- sU"-r..iiv-'.:"-:,v.
counties. 'We . wan! our t'cfo ,: ro
be alert to the -it uai : oi .i rid '.kt r . '
of those animals in hh county
need . olio ; milk i'---:-'w-'; :n
now to '-uiiniv "o "er- io.al
We will hav-- IV..1- : det;: '
-Con 'about '-t'H.-'-. - :! 'V,
iiS'ie." Mr.' S:;rit-'r,-a:rl.,
m i i -
"l ': 'lif: