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The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance of The Great Smokv Mountains National
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FIFTY-THIRD YEAR NO. 38
WAYNESVILLE, N. C, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 1937
$1.50 IN ADVANCE IN COUNTY
-Principals in Kentucky Revenge Murucr
. H. Harris, of Canton, is con-nm-what
as an official adviser
!i:kal matUTS, both in town,
and tat- affairs. Perhaps it
of his keen interest in pol--that'
he resents the fact that
!ang Democratic organization at
jte acquired the reputation oi
;J social group.
-is, now-says that the Young
'(rats are keeping things togeth
.j arc really down to business,
i anyone should know, it is Har
secause hf has served on every
rf political committee and dele-
and 'is. now chairman of the
Mrs- Verna Taylor 'Np''''' f f
Dr. E. S. Garr f Attorney Kodcs Myers and Brig, tien. Denhardt
Damage Suits Of Bright
Sisters Are Non-Suited
Judge Ervin Sets
Up Two Records In
County Civil Court
.lude S. J. Km in. Jr., while
presiding over the September
term of civil court here this week
and last, has hiing up two records
that "ill probably remain un
touched for years to conic.
As far as could be learned, this
is the first term of ciil court
that has none a week mid a half.
Most of the terms are adjourned
after a week's work- All indica
tions are that .ludo I'.rvin will
keep court in session until Sat
urday. 1 he second record is that out
vide of divorce cases, onlv one
contested rase has none to the
juin in the ten davs. four con
secutive cases were non-suited :
(eorj;e t.arrctt vs. Mrlvinlcv
Idwards. a $111)0 damage suit;
the ( amphcll-Shelton case, a dis
pute over propel Iv line; it he
ltriht- estern I niiin leh'raph
v it., a '()() damage suit; and
the lirijjht vs. Hunter and llird.
a ,M5.0liO damage suit.
Edna Sought $15,000 Damage..
From Cullowhee, And Hdle
Asked $2,500 Vrom West
tors, plaint iifs
in the civil term of
conn, have alroadv
and Helle HriKht. sis
in senarato siit t ... i
tiled in I
i.. . i ' i
- supreme court m l,ih eases
'Her .ludjre- 8. J. Krtin, Jr., presidiuej
JlKlK'e, Don-suited the cases.
Helle Height brought suit against
the Western Union Telegraph Com
pany, for .fj.f.oo eharging that a bicy
cle operated by a delivery bov of the
'"""pany. ran into her ,i'u. ie-ht
" "! !!!, l!tnr. rendering her un
conscious, and injuring her. Th.
telegraph boy was said to l. )1,P,
i ne ease was disposed
was )iot in
time of the
Ii'. II. T.
llii-d, ,.f i In
e national Republican machinery
x thrown into high gear, in an
r to stage a comeback in the 1938
ok This was evident, as the
al committee went to work in
U last week in an effort to con-
rty workers in key cities, that
b time were Republican.
Three brothers of slain Mrs. Verna Garr Taylor
took Justice into their own hands at Shelby ville,
Ky., when they mortally wounded Brig. Gen. Henry
H. Denhardt on the eve of his second trial for the
murder of Mrs. Taylor, his fiancee, as he walked
down the main street of the town with his attorney,
Rodes Myers. The 61-year-old veteran of three
wars fell with seven bullets in his body and the
three brothers, Dr. E. S. Garr, Roy and Jack Garr,
immediately surrendered to police. A deadlocked
Jury ended the first trial of Denhardt, and he was
freed on $25,000 bond.
Wional Republican committee
siposed chiefly of young men.
wo of the "Old Guards" re
:ilo conducted the Harding cam-
lp of 1920. Chairman Hamilton
itady forecasted "a substantial
fin 1938. This is the earliest a
al committee has started to
mux Hoev had a double-speak-
ifagement in Charlotte recently,
lien he arrived at his hotel, no
:r.ee was on hand to greet him.
ns all due to a misundcrstand
s a the time. After registering,
'light a newspaper, and for half
isr stood reading the paper un
ited, except for one man who
-shir.g his paper, he strolled up
jracipal Charlotte street, still
''!, but nevertheless cheerful,
-t report goes. To the incident,
Votte News, said editorially:
man under, similar circum-
ould have huffed and putfed,
e demanded immediate salve
funded dignity, unintentional,
'M injury was. But not Hoey.
be wmimli.H Knf tint his
Being Paid By II.
Building And Loan
New Series Of Stock Opens To
morrow, Matured Savings
Dividends Over $53,000
Peek's issue of the magazine
devoted considerable space to
fJ Hey, and carried a pic-
a and Mrs. Hoey at the gov
'.ronference at Atlantic City.
a!ame issue, a nae- advertise-
a lifiuor firm, pictured in
(fnntlr,,... j .
i - uru un nace zi
As a new series of stock opens in
the Home Building and Loan Asso
ciation tomorrow, S. H. Bushnell, secretary-treasurer,
was busy this week
mailing out checks for matured stock
and cash dividends to stockholders
who took out shares in the organiza
tion 6'2 years ago.
This year, to date, $40,652 has been
paid in by the stockholders, and they
in return have received a net profit
of $7,533, which simply means the
stockholders now own $48,185 in
stead of the $40,f52 they paid in.
Mr. Bushnell pointed out, that
years ago, a person taking out 20
shares, would have actually paid in
to the organization $1,690, and this
month would have received a check
for $2,000. During all this time, the
money paid in was not only saved,
but was tax free.
The savings that have matured, to
gether with the cash dividends thus
far this year amount to approximately
$53,000, Mr. Bushnell said.
The organization now has new se
ries to open every three months, and
the one opening tomorrow will be the
last one in 1937.
Grape Bird Still
Goes Vithout Name
Futile efforts have been made
to learn the name of the little
yellow, long-billed bird that is
causing much damage slitting
After the story appeared last I
week about the birds damaging
the grapes, several grape growers
have watched their vines and have
found the birds quite active.
Wayne Rogers, rural mail car
rier, brought in one of the birds
which he killed in his vine, but
bird books, and classifications
failed to reveal the kind or name
of the grape pest. 1
M. H. Allison, 82,
Was A Big Farmer
U-Man Still Work
ing On Investiga
tion At Armory
No New Developments Made
Public Since Arrest Of II. N.
Phillips Mere Last Week
ain;ird, Asheville, and I U
N ayncsville, represen;, ,! t.
I mon, and (he law linn ,,f
" "' Mod Lord repiesented the
M1ss Mright ciiaige.l u.
s without lights or hell,
defense showed the rid.-r
his line ol dutv, at the
ol Kdna Bright, against.
Hunter and h'.-iii W K
W est. in ( arolina Ti.j.el..
J;e, was non suited Tnes.h.v
'"oi a day and a hall had been spe,
h,'iU '' 'slimony; Miss Bright was
'skin, - ,o(i ls ,!,.,.,, (Sf wlun lu.
was .eluse.l a diploma at commence
ment ol the school in Hi-jr,
' I- Alley, Jr., ,, t
. ..i i . i
iiiiioe i ne llon-
aiid argued that Id,.
bound by the
Life-Long Resident Of County
Passed Away At Home Of
His Son Fairly Tuesday
3 Haywood Folks
Admitted To State
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Besides complete coverage (f news
this paper has 20 outstanding ex
clusive features, that do npt. appear
in any other1 newspaper:
Here And There.
Random Side Glances.
Along The Political Fronts;.
Editorials on local subjects.
Recipes for Women.
Church Column. " .
Slants on Sports.
Notes of a Spectator.
Bt-hind the Scenes in Hollywood.
List of Marriages.
Real Estate Transfers.
Headlines of the Past.
Future Farmer Notes.
Old Home Town Cartoon.
Timely News Pictures.
Articles on Interesting Haywood
Waynesville Weather Report.
Liuring trie past week the following,
who had passed the state bar exam
ination in August, wore admitted to
the Haywood county bar and present
ed at the present term of civil
court, Mrs. Debrada h isT.or Liner,
Edwin Havnes, and James Queen.
Mrs. Liner and Edwin Havnes were
introduced bv C laudc I.ove, of Ashe
ville, under whom thev have taken
their law course,
Mrs. Liner has taught in the local
schools for the past ten vears. At
present she . tenches the sixth grade
in the ( entral Elementary school. She
made a very splendid record in her
two years work with Mr. Love.
Edwin Havnes, son of the late
; Claude Havnes, who was clerk of the
court of Havwood county for 12 years,
is a former assistant clerk of the
court and has served as register of
deeds of the county for four years.
He is a graduate of Mars Hill College,
and afterward took a law course at
Wake Forest College. He is now a
partner of Sam M. Kobmson, of Carir
James- Queen is the sn of Solici
tor John M. Queen. Me is a graduate
of the University of .North Carolina.
Last year he held a legal position in
the emergency relief department of
the national government in Washing-
. - -ii i ,.!.T.
ton, .N -l- Me will juojjauiy practice
here with his father. v
Meek II. Allison, 82, died at the I
home of his son, Jarvis H. Allison, i
early Tuesday morning in East, V av-1
nesville. 1-unci al services were held j
i Wednesday afternoon at two o clock ,
at the Dellwood Methodist church,;
i with Rev. ('. V. Owen in charge, and ;
assisted bv the pastor of the chinch, ;
! Uov. 11. 1. Jessup.
Burial was made at the Shadv
i Grove church on Jonathan ( reek.
Mr. Allison was born in Havwood
county, June 17, 1855. Me was a suc
cessful farmer and stock raiser. He
had been in ill health for the past
Mrs. Allison passed .a way some 7
He is survived by five sons and
one daughter: Jarvis H. Allison, mem
ber of the board of county commis
sioners, Claude -Al. Allison, and Mar-'
v in J. Allison, all of Waynesville; j
Larry H. Allison, of Greensboro, and
Walter E. Allison, of Caldwell, Idaho. I
The onlv daughter being Mrs. Earl I
Ferguson, of Dellwood.
Pallbearers .were: James A. Single
ton, Oliver H. Shelton, James M.
Palmer, Lyda Hall, Ernest Moody, and
ei lm Evans.
No new developments have been
made public as to the lmdings of the
government inspector now on the job
j here making an investigation-of an
alleged shortage of materials taken
from the armory, now under const ruc
tion. Last Wednesday night, the d-Man
arrested II. N. .'Phillips, contractor,
on a charge of unlawfully removing
lumber from the site of the armory.
Phillips was given a hearing be
fore U. S. Commissioner W . I. Shel
ton on I hursday, who found probable
cause for a grand pirv investigation,
and bound Phillips over to court un
der a $r,(l(M( bond.
At noon yesterday Mr. Phillips had
not made bond and was still m .nl.
Only one inspector is on the lob, but
I there was no indication as to the date
! he expects to complete the case, or
I make further arrests, if there be anv-
one else-involved in the case.
During the past, week, rumors Hew
i thick and last alter Phillips was ar
! rested, but none of them have mater-
j lali.eil to the point where tlie govern-
nient man has made any further ar
mrests. j T be investigation is an outgrowth
I of an alleged shortage of a car of
I cement, several thousand feet of lum-
i her, some, plumbing fixtures and
i per roofing, it was claimed.
ami iff was
provisions of the eol-
ege catalog, whether she le,,l L., I
the provisions or not Miss
m her testimony, said she
seen the cat.;llotr nnil lli.il
nreseriliixl I',,,- 1,.,.. 1...
President Hunter and Dean Bird
defense further set (',(, th)U
Bird had notified Mic
of. her lack of quality points at the
ii iicm, .possinie moment, after h
"g uio ,ae(,s. ft was in evidence
I'oan Mini nad not
her studies were
i i n
received final ex-
until ten o'clock
to have been
Schedule Of MI
I. S. fleparlmeii, if Agrlc uta ore
Uayne.-villo Cooperative Station
H. M. HALlT, Observer -
Power Service Cut
Off When Pole Hit
Waynesville was without power
, I C .: 1,. ..
ieverai nours oai.uiiia nuniiwn,
when a car oroKe a ugai poie in r-asi,
Waynesville. A-nw pole had to be
placutl, and wires restrung before ser
vice could be continued.
No one was injured in the wreck,
and the car was said to have had a
Texas tag. .
S(pt Mix Mm Pice
1 23 ' '78 ' 4'!
21 ':'.'.'' . 75';' 41 '"''
25 7; 41
2'i 75 ; 43 .
27 r,2 4! 0.04
28 . ."H 48 ''.. 0.05
29 . t . 42
Mean maximum ... . .. 70
Mean minimum . r,i
.Me.-in for the week ..: G7
Lowest for the week 41
Higrfiest for the week 78
Precipitation for the week UM'.)
10:00. a. m.
9:00 a. m.
2:30 p. m.
club, 8:45 a. m.
1 uesdav, October
HC.iil a. m.
!l:00 a, in.
iv, Oetolier (i, Waynesville
, October '.), County Council 1
October ll.Oanton club.
1 1, Boaverdam
" 11, ( ruso clubj
12, Fines ( reek
12, Crabtree club,
1.!, CkiI club,
13. Bethel 'club.'-
auntie sermon was
given the following
"iignt was notified thai
not ie allowed to graduate about 15
minutes before the sermon started
Miss Bright has spent the night with
her mother in W:ium .n.. :
I brought out.
I Jot- Johnson, arguing (, f,. ,,lam
, tilf, siial. fha, while th,. -...,,..(
eluded on the defendant's objections,
some of the letters ma'lH to Miss
Blight, notifying j,'r to -it gradu
ation cap and gown on .Saturday, .May
30t.h, at noon, because t'l-re was not
sufl.Kul pi oof that thiy win au
thori.ed by the defi tiil.-iii. it,... ,,,,t
had admitted her testimony to thc
eirect that she actually got th;. rl,
iind gown on Saturday at. noon and
that this completed Mie coti'-act l
graduate her and that the defendants
should have known at that time
whether she was entitled to tdiiate
Mr. Johnsoti further contend. -,l (tmL
the defendants, sis public nllicors, e.eie
ntgligent m not discovei-jng the t uts
sooner, instead ol waiting until tin.
commencement exercises had started
before not if.viiig Miss Bright that
she would not he permitted to grad
uate, although she had been led ;i
believe she would receive her diploma
I ' . I'f'.yoij.; nu 1 hit cap and .nnvii
when they were delivt red to her
The , college officials showed that
1 (t onlinued On hack I'atie)'
Same Period Last ear, 1936
Mean maximum 5f
Mean minimum . .. 41
Mean for week . 02
Highest for week . . 83
Lowest for week ..... .. 40
Precipitation for week . ..0.35 4
Total Prcc. to Stpt. 22, 19 '0 44 OG
Total Prec. to. Sept. 22, 1037 - -.39.98
Deficiency for 19S7 , . 4.08
Judfje Jvose And Family
Return To Florida Home
Judge A. J. Rose and his family,
well known summer residents, arc
planning to leave sometime next week
for their winter home in Miami, after
spending several months here at their
residence, just off the main highway,
next door to the Adger House.
Judge Rose is one of the town's
most ardent boosters, never missing
an opportunity to sing the praises
of this section.. . . . . .
While at his home here the j'udge
spends much of Ins time in his gar
den, indulging m his hobby of grow
ing flowers and vegetables. ,
'I he following attended the Stalo
Municipal League wh-ch was. held in
mston-Salem en Monday and Tuu-t-day
of this wc k : Mayor and 'Mrs.
J. II. Way, and ah!, ini.n Sam Jones,
and T. L. Bramlett. ati-.l Robert Hugh
Clark, superintend, lit ol the light
department of the town.
Thomas W. Rrown On
Civil Service Hoard
Thomas U . Brown, former Hay
wood citizen, now a resident of Ashe
ville, was neently named t:s a num.
her of the civil service board of Ashe
ville. Mr. Brown succeeds Mr: Slike
leat.her, who died.
Mr. Brown is a son of Mr. and Mrs,
Ceo. A. Brown, Sr.,' of Fines Creuk,
and a brother of (Jtorge A'. Brown,
Jr., of W ! vnesville.
Mi; Brown has been connected With
the Farmers Federation office in
Asheville for a number cf years.