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The Waynesville Mountaineer
News Events of
TRAIN WRECKS IN S. C.
Leapins the tracks at a curve, a
train bciuntl from Jacksonville, Fla.,
i I'olumbia, S. C carried the fireman
ami engineer to their death early
unlay. Four of the five cars left
the tracks. Few of the passengers
wire shaken up and cut.
ROOSEVELT READY TO RUN
President Roosevelt's formal an
nouncement of candidacy for Demo
cratic nomination to the presidency
is expected shortly from the White
Mcdonald and hoey (?)
Word came out of Raleigh this
M.-ek that Dr. Ralph McDonald be
i.une convinced after hearing Clyde
Hoey make his opening campaign ad
dress, that the two survivors of the
tirst primary in June would be Dr.
.McDonald and Mr. Hoey, and not Dr.
McDonald and A. H. Graham as at
UORAH VISITS WHITE
The confused political situation in
Washington was freshly accentuated
by a luncheon conference between
President Roosevelt and Senator Wil
liam Uorah, of Idaho. After the
conference, the only statement was:
"A pleasant conference. We didn't
omit any subjects."
C. CONGRESSMEN TO
Five of North Carolina's Congress
men will get bonus bonds next July.
Tile remaining Si won't. Senators
liatley. and Reynolds, and representa
lives Clark. Doughton.Kerr and Weav
er are without military records. Those
to get bonus bonds are: Harden, I'ool--.v.
Hancock, Umstead and La fiftieth.
J PAY FOR CRIME WITH
Three .young negroes from Central,
North Carolina, who had killed mem
bers of their own race, and robbt1
their dead bodies, paid the highest
penalty of the law as the State pressed
into service both its old electric chair
and its new gas chambers to take their
lives last Friday.
Only '23 minutes was actually spent
killing the three.
The one in the electric chair died
in 4 minutes, It took ten and a half
minutes for one ga8 victim and eight
and a half for the second,
i'Oth gas victims became uncoiis
eious after 30 seconds.
SEVEN RESCUED FROM ICE
Seven COC Camp workers were
'escued .Monday, off the Massaohus
' its'. -coast Monday after being adrift
en a cake of ice for 22-hours, exposed
"- rain, snow and freezing weather.
An army bomber dropped them food
a tew hours before rescued by coast
)-; ua rils.
HUGE SUM WANTED FOR
More. scacoast. and western outpost
'ieietise. increases in army enlisted
'Metigth '',n(1 the' national guard. '-, the
' M'ansion of the air forces, were ree
' .mended to the House .Monday in
' war -.department appropriation: bill
' " 'ririK S374.9S1.S21 for: the nation's
" iorces in the 1 ! 3 7 fiscal
W. BAILEY'S SECRETARY
V: Hand James who was director
public relations for the State WPA
M.wi irned his job. Senator J. W.
has announced the annoint-
(,f Mr. James -n.s nrivntp
p-rerary. His associates in the T.YVA
'hoyf, that his courtesy and friend
.nss will make him a first-rate con
:;'rt iiian for the Senator in Wash-
" K ' n. Mr.: James has been
town commissioner for
and Scotland County's
"iwrntic Chairman for eight years!
Ambassador and Jtrs. Josephus
1 "if'ls left Mexico City on Saturday
"r San Diego, Calif., where the for
"I'nteil President Roosevelt
.-'!".. 'he lose opening of the Pacific
nternational Exposition yesterday.
VICE PRESIDENT CURTIS
the death, of Charles Ciirtia
President under Herbert Hoover.
more than fortv venrs a lend-
in the Republican party, the nation
With only one former nresi-
Hoover, nnd itrtn former
p-rresident, Charles G. Dawes.
Adams, first vice-president and
n the second president lived to be
establishing a record which none
his successors ha3 equaled. .
MADE CERTAIN OF
illi'arn Minikien, 53. mad triple
i,, -Wol'l die at his hotie in Sud
" "l Standing on a rock beside
":- he lit a fuse to. a stick of
, " in ins leiL liaiiu.
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Published In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
VOL. XLVIII NO. 7.
Cold Weather? Yes,
But Not As Cold As
Back In Dee. of 1917
If memory serves you right, no
doubt you will recall how often dur
ing December you shivered and la
mented the fact that the weather
was "mighty cold." According to the
official record it was cold but nothing
like the December in 1917.
The fact has just come to light,
that December in 1917 was sure
enough cold, according to a daily
dairy, kept by J. R. Morgan.
A comparison of the temperature
of 1917 with 1935 shows up as fol
lows: Date 1917 1935
10 0 , 29
11-- 10 . 18
12 6 21
13 . 6 29
14... 6 30
15....... 6 34
It! (i 30
18 12 ... 18
11 14 . 25
20 20 13
21 22 -3
30 -18 , ., 15
31 . 0
The 30th of December, 1917, seem
to have taken all records for low
readings. The lowest this winter be
ing five below is the next lowest read,
ing during the 19 years, according
to the best information gathered here.
This year's records record six snows
Deiember, and four for January,
present prediction is "more
Dixie Store To
Open Here Friday
Friday morning will mark the
opening of Wayncsville's newest gro
cery store Tho Dixie Store on Main
street, in the building occupied by
Young's Jcwelery Store, near Alex
ander's Drug Store.
This is the 78th store in the chain
to open in the two Carolinas, accord
ing to M. S. Merritt, general mana
ger, who spent the greater part of
this week here. He said, regarding
the opening of the new .store, ' We
feel that Wayncsville's continued
growth warrants the opening of this
store. We have watched the town's
progress for many months, and are
satisfied with the outlook here for
G. II. Upright is manager of the
store, and Mr. Frady, local man, is
Headquarters for the organization
is in Greenville, while Asheville is
headquarters for the North Caro
lina division, with Harry Falls in
charge. J. E. Snipe, is assistant su
perintendent of the organization.
In connection with a general line
of groceries, native and western meats
will be handled.
Funeral For Mrs.
J. B.JIipps Held
Mother Of John R. IIlpps Passed
Away Saturday. Member Of
Crabtree Church 57 Years
Funeral services were held on Mon
I day morning at 11 o'clock from the
! Crabtree Baptist church for Mrs,
i'Sallie Hinps:, 79, widow of J. R Hipps,
i who died at her home at. 'Crabtree at
1-4 o'clock on Saturday afternoon, with
j the pastor, Rev. Y. G. Davis, offieiat
j ing. Interment was in the cemetery
Pallbearers were J. .. Walker, I).
R. McCracken, T. h. Green, T. T.
Nond, ('. E. Williams, and T. W.
"'.Mrs. Hippe was ill only three days,
her death being due to a strke of
paralysis. She was the daughter of
the late Robert Teague, of Huncombc
county, and was born in Leicester
township in 185G. She resided in that
section until her marriage to J. B.
Hipps -in 1876 when they moved to
Mrs. Hipps had taken an active
part in the work of the Crabtree Bap
tist church of which she had been a
member for 57 years. Her home was
one of the : mofit hospitable in the
Crabtree section of the county. She
had a wide family connection in Bun
combe, Haywood and Madison coun
I Surviving are one son, John R.
Hipps, of Waynesville, former sher
iff of Haywood county, and two
daughters, Mrs. C. G. Noland and Miss
ICora Hipps, both of Crabtree, and
The Fashion Shoppe
Opens This Week
Stock is being received daily at
the Fashion Shoppe a ladies' ready-to-wear
establishment opening this
week by Mrs. Jack Messer and man
aged by Miss Josephine Davis. The
new establishment is located in the
lobby of the Personality Beauty Shop.
The formal opening will be held
later, but showings of the new
dresses coats, hats and suits are now
takine place. .
Mrs. Messer announced that mer
chandise sold only in exclusive shops
will be featured.
Judge Alley Would Substitute Whip
ping Post For Juvenile Courts
Judge Felix E. Alley told Rotarians
here Friday that he .believed the sub
stitution of the old fashioned whip
ping post for the juvenile courts would
do more to curb crime among the
youth of the state than any other one
"Within the last three years I have
held court in 30 counties, and two
thirds of all cases coming before me
have been for house-breaking, larceny,
false pretense or robbery, and two
thirds of the defendants were under
25 years of age two-thirds of them
were white, and two-thirds had at
some time appeared in juvenile
courts," Judge Alley continued.
"Appearing in juvenile court leave
little impression on them. In fact it
encourage them, because they know
the law can't handle them, But when
they are whipped behind the court
house, those that have the inclina
tion to violate the law would know
that they, too, would be punished in
Judge Alley stated that one of the
large causes of increase of crime was
the enactment of the juvenile court
law. A recent investigation by the
government in large cities showed
that !H per cent of the crimes com
mitted were for offenses named above.
"1 don't believe in harsh punish
ments," the speaker said, "but instead.
I believe in saving a man and not
j destroying nilri. The 0,TlMuW
be made to feel that the law is their
friend and not their enemy."
"No man ever falls so low, but
what there is still left a spark within
him which can -be kindled."
Judge Alley then went into detail
of "salvaging men" rather than' de
stroying them, stating that lie had
always tried to help them liy pointing
out the better paths than those over
which they had traveled to their
He then mentioned the prohibition
law, stating: "The liquor evil is the
worst and most far-reaching on earth.".
The speaker concluded his address
Mad Cat Jumps 10
Feet To Bite Hand
Of Haynes Warren
Haynes Warren, of Cecil township,
was bitten by a mad cat last 'Monday
week, and is getting along nicclv,
although taking the rabies treatment.
Mr. Warren was oiling the machin
ery in his grist mill, when the cat.
sprang ten feet at him, landing on his
hand, which he bit and scratched be
fore iMr. Warren knew what was hap
pening. He immediately shot the cat, anil
sent the head to Raleigh, where the
analysis showed the cat to 1m' mad.
Wednesday Hill Cathoy, killed a mad
dug in the same- vicinity. Mr. Warren
said he did not believe the cat had
been bitten by that dog.
No other mad animals were report
ed in the community.
Three From Here
On UNC Honor Roll
Of the thirty-students of the Uni
versity of .North Carolina making, the
honor roll, three were from Wavncs-
viiie. ' :: .
. William Ray, John Muijdiy, and
.Miss Jean Morrison.
It is seldom that three students
from a town the size of Waynesville
make the honor roll in one month.
New Bakery Opens
On Church Street
After being, without a bakery for
several months, Waynesville again has
a bakery The Haywood Baking
Company, owned and operated bv J.
R. Matthews and J. G. Adams, both
former residents of Asheville.
The new concern opened for busi
ness in the building formerly occu
pied by Vedder's Bakery.
The owners are experienced bakers,
having been connected with one of the
larger bakeries in Asheville for a num
ler of years. At present Mr. Mat
thews is actiner as salesman, and Mr.
Adams is managing the baking.
Dr. and Mrs. A. M. Steely were the
guests during the week of Rev. and
Mrs. H. W. Baucom. They were on
route to their home in Williamsburg,
Ky.. after attending the wedding of
their son, Mr. Herbert Steely, to Miss
Sallie Williams, which took place in
Savannah, on Saturday.
Farms In Haywood Sell Faster Than
Any County In N. C.
One of the bet farms in Haywood
county, and the western part of the
state " is that of D. Reeves Noland.
Although Mr. Noland does not devote
all his time to farming, he is looking
after business for the Federal Land
Bank in 21 counties of North Carolina,
and keeps in constant touch with farm
values and farm sales.
work, he said:
while discussing his
WAYNESVILLE, N. C, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 13. 1936
Sv V I
Jl lMSE FE1.1X E, All. FY
by saying: "All the courts on earth
will never solve the problem of crime.
The citizens can do much in curbing
it by co-operating with the courts,
and it behooves everyone to instill in
those inclined to -do wrong the Chris
tian religion. If the Christian men
and women would go to the boys and
girls that are going wrong and give
them a word of oncouragmcnt, it
would do worlds of good."
In the introduction of his address,
Judge Alley stated that there was
not as much crime licing committed
in Haywood county as a few years
ago. "This decrease," he said, "has
been due to a large degree by the
co-operation of churches, clubs and
individuals with the! courts."
Jack Mcsser was in charge, of . the.
Been Called Of f
Duo to the continued cold
weather, the .scheilulud annual
meeting of the Chamber of Com
merce for the election of the di
rectors for the coming year has
been postponed, according to an
announcement, made yesterday by
President Charhv E. Kay.
The meeting was to have been
held Friday night at the court
huu.se. No set lime has boon an
nounced for the meeting, bill
plans arc to have it within the
next two weeks.
For Mrs. Bess Ray
Howell Held Wed.
Funeral services were held on'. Wed-j
nosilay afternoon at ; 2' o'clock from (
the residence- of .Air. and Mrs. Clyde J
II. Kay, for their daughter, Mivs. Hess ,
Kay Howell, whose death occurred on'
Monday night at 7 o'clock. Kev. Al
bert 'New,, rector of Grace Epi.copal J
church and Rev.'. A, V. .loyner, pastor i
of the First I'aiiti.st church of Canton,!
officiated. Interment was in Green I
illbeaivrx were: Dr. S, P. (lav.
X. M. Medford. M. G. Stamev. I-'.
E. Alley, Jr., William Slioolbrod,
.James W. Reed, . Grady P.oyd, and
I Dr. K. 10. Montgomery,' of Asheville.
Mrs. Howell, had (Men in ill heal: i;
i for the past three years, and her con
id ition hud been critical for the past
, month. . She had spent her .entire
life in Waynesville and was much
f, loved by a wide circle of friends.
Surviving are her three small sons,
i William Ray, Dee Chancellor, and
Eugene Davis Howell, her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Clyde H. Ray, five sis
ters: Mrs. Robert Breece, Miss Mary
Ray and Miss Margaret Ray, Mrs.
William Clarke, of Tarpon Springs,
Fla., and Mrs., George Sommes, of
Jacksonville, Fla., and four brothers:
Clyde H. Ray, Jr., and John Ray, of
Waynesville, and Clarence and Frank
Ray, of iMiami, Fla.
Among those from out of town
attending the funeral were: Miss i
Jane Hume, and Dr. K. E. Mont
gomery, of Asheville, F. II. Briggs, of
Raleigh, Mrs. James M. Allison, Mrs.
John Hudson and Mrs. Frank Jen
kins, of Brevard.
"Farm land, sell better and faster
than any in the state."
Although he has over a hundred
farms for sale, there is but one in
Several weeks ago he acquired a
farm one morning, and by night it
had been sold and the deed made over
to the new owner.
"Farms in this county, just won't
'.stay for sale'."
421 Men And 186 Women
In Haywood NowonWPA
3 Unusual Incidents
Come Up In Trial
Of Ance Phillips
Tlmv Inu-rcKtiitK Incidents were
noietl in connection ullh the trial
of Ainu- l'lillliw here last I'l'litny.
.luclgr 1-VIU K. Alley, before
whom Die trial hum hoard. Iiatl an
i'MM'Hcihv In ll vthlcli liniiiKhl
Imek nienioiltf. f (he trial here
Mr. Alley was rnlliNl iimiii to de
fend a iiimii III Murphy hy l lie name
ol Phillips, who wa.s oil Irinl charg
ed with a milliter :t."-ycars old. Mr.
Alley took tin" casv. IjisI im'k In
sat us judge III it -i' 20 year-.
Inter in MhliJi the defendant was
iiiinietl riiillls. ami on u-lul lor a
crime iinuinii knI :(." cur ago.
William 'I', lliiiiuali, niloiiiev for
I be defendant, was Imiiii six weeks
nrtcr the alleged erline hii.- coiii
l K. Alley. ,lr.. olber adorni y
In llt' ease, was Ihh-ii Just a lew
weeks Ik 'to iv the date of tlu ciinn'.
Ance Phillips (Jets''
18 Months To Three
Years For Murder
Kniered Plea Of (Juilty Of Man--slaughter
Ance riiillips, ,ri;, was
months to ,'t years here
morning by Judge Felix K.
a muruer committed ,(! years ago m
the Big Creek section of the county.
Phillip, through his attorneys, Wil
liam T. Hannah and K. K. Ailey, Jr.,
submitted to a plea 'of guilty of man
.slaughter Friday afternoon'
Four witnesses were placed on the
stand after the pica was entered, and
accepted by .Solicitor John M. Queen.
The state's only witness was Will
White, an eye-witness, who told of
seeing Ance (ire the pistol which took
the life of Jim Sutton, on December
LM, l'.lOO. Sutton at the tim,
death 'wn lit.
Mr. White test i fit
to ,top I'hillips, but
warned him not to
d thai I
in Hi rn
would take his life.
The first defense witness wa
Phillips, of Cii-toiiia. biotlnr of
Ance, who was. struggling with Jim
Sutton at (lie time Sutton was hit bv
Will denied know-
I U n bail
fired the shot, lie said Sut
(tlfsi'd him. and then ap
him with an -'open knife and
cutting him -r-s'Iashing- his
thick overcoat and ja
iad. Jl, said
inr a wound on the
while lie and Jim were on the ground
struggling,, .and - Jim-'was Irving- to
cut, bun more, that he ( Will 'Phillip
called to Sam Dennis- for help.
About that time the .'shot ua
Will said he did not call Ance
(luring the all ray. He admitted
all present had been drinking.
Joe Philiii. another - liroiiiei
Greenville, S. (',,. .showed a .scan
liy a .cut -done by .Inn Sutton. He
said that he and Bill Sutton, a brother
'of Jim, tried to part Will I'hillips and
Jim Sutton, and that Jim cut his
hand, saying afterwards: "I'm rv "
He also denied knowing who f'nid
the fatal shot. ...
The next witness was Sam Dennis,
the man whom Will Phillips said he
failed to for help. He told about the
same a, the two Phillip.- men.
Being rather hard: of hearing, he
did not, answ;er all (ptotions dm ct.
The court room was packed, and
.several dozen were standing in the
(Continued, on back page.)
3 Homicide Cases
What is believed to have broken
a record was established in court
here last week, when three hom
icide cases were disposed of with
out a jury tnal-ail three Fub
mitted to pleas of guilty.
Two of the cases -Moore and
Phillips. were completed on Fri
day. On Wednesday morning the
Ruff case was compromised.
As far as could be learned, this
is a record for compromising
The following , cash prices wove
being paid Wednesday by the Farm
ers Federation here:
Hens ............. ...
Eggs ...... .... ... ....
Walnuts . ..... . . . . .
Note: Present plan
. .l -ic pound
. , 2.")c dozen
. .7"c bu.shel
. . ..lo pound
are to give
local cash produce market prices each
week. Look for them.
$1.00 PER YEAR IN ADVANCE
Ikilanee Of Over $.57,000 To lie
Spent On Projects In This
There are at present employed on
WPA projects in Haywood county,
421 men and 1K5 women, lUu-oixling to
Information given the Mountaineer
by W. E. Rreese, director of the
Works Progress Administration of
the Eighth District.
Of the total amount f $t4.154.-45
Federal funds allotted to Haywood
county for farm-to-market roaik,
streets, sewer, rt'pairs iint painting of
public buildings, $H(),.r)4H.47 has been
spent, leaving a balance of $.'i;i,ti0f.9f
yet to le spent on projects, on which
nun are employed.
Of the $17,7-l;.07 which wa al
Vttcd for the sewing room funds
for the women in the county there
has been spent to date $l.i,'.l.'18.:!l,
leaving a balance of ?.'t,N07.7t, to be
spent on this work.
There-, are a number, of projects
which have been approved for this
county that, as yet, have.either not
I'een completed, or have not been
started, as the extremely cold weather
has interferred with the construction
work as planned and1 approved. It
is the intention of tho.se in . charge to
push this work rapidly forward' when
the weather (icrmits.
The above figures make a splen
did showing as to the amount allotted
to this county under the Works Pro
gress Administration, which was not
planned solely for the purjHise of
spending 'money, but oll'oiied ius an op
portunity by the-government for tho
uneniiloye(l, unable to tin work, to
earn a living wage.
The set up a,s planned by the gov
ernment was not that of a charity
organization, but a means Of provid
ing a living for the men, while at
tempting to find work in private in
dustry. The hours of those employed
have been such as to give enough
leisure to work dut. plan.s for some
future employment, where possible.
The total number of men and wom
en employed on these 'project, in this
county represents - approximately 000
families,' in. need of the necessities of
life, who were unable to -secure work
Clarence Moore Is
Sentenced 12 To 15
Years For Murder
Dismissed Tuesdav Al'tor-
lu'n Court Catches
l p With Work
Because of the 'number '-of defcii
danls -ulimitting to charuc in the
I' ( bi nary Term (,f Si.iHTior Court,
lu re last week and the first, two days
of this, Judge Felix E. Alley and So
licitor John M. O;uo(n, dismist-ed the
jury and took a recess.
"f the three homicide -.cases com--.
) ing. up, al three .defendants subbit-
ted, -and thus saved about, four days
of; court work. A iiil-iIk r charged
wijh minor (dlVnsr,, also submitted.
.Tue.sdtiy '..mi.rtiir.tr. Judre Alley sen
tenced ('lareii.,e .Moore for the' fatal
st-ahbiiig of 1 1 u In-it Stanley, from i2
to i.i year-.; .Mnoro was yoti'.-need
t lie garne t nne of Ance I'hillips.
.Monday a f' ! !: n t he giiiml
W it II .1.. I'. I In-u . as fi,rnl.
t heir -report-' to. t he; court, the jury
(recommending that a new electric
swiicii. iMiara ne :ns!a,'leil at the ('en-,
tra Eicincntat y i he I, also lights
over the stairways. The-.roofs of. the
high 'school, ' centra.' elementary .and
Ila.i'Iwuod s hoof wen foiind leaking,
and the jury r coiiimeiKi. d that this,
lie looked .after immi dmiely.
The grand jury concludwr' 'their re
port wilh: "We behevi', ;is a whole,
the cimti'y huM.iir.i's ;,nd institution.s
and management of same, are such
fhat the citizenc .of this county or
any othe'r county might Well feel
Among the ca-e disposed of with
sentences since last Wednesday were:
G. F. Franklin, reckless .driving,
lined $50 and cost, drivers license re
voked and given ll-month.s surxmd
( Continued on back page)
Hutfh Massie Back
From Buying Trip
Hugh Massif, of' Massie's Depart
ment Store, ha.s juts returned from a
buying trip to the market, where he
purchased merchandise for the store.
Mr. Mastde reported litUe changes
in prices, and said tho .styles this
spring in ladles' ready-to-wear were
exceptionally stunning. Ho bought a
large stock while away.
-Max. , ' Min.
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