0 MAX GARDNER
Former Governor 0. Max Gardner,
from recent accounts is headed to
ward Wall Street. Leaders of the New
York Stock Exchange have been con
ferring privately with Administration
regarding the election of a new head
of the Exchcange who would do for
trading what Judge Kenesaw Moun
tain Landis has done for baseball.
Stock Exchange members are
looking for a man who has the con
fidence, not only of the White House,
but of the country. Their present
plan for reorganization is the most im
portant thing that has happened in the
financial world in years. It is what
the Securities and Exchange .Com
mission has been urging for a long
time, namely, a self -policing of the
The Haywood Ministerial Associa
tion came forth this week, in a reso
lution, asking that only candidates
that are morally fit and qualified for
office be considered. This is what
might be considered the first move in
bringing out the wet and dry issues
in the coming campaign.
Although politics was supposed to
take on renewed activities this week,
there was little mention of it as hun
dreds passed in and out of the first
three days of court.
The 'sudden passing of William
Hannah, takes from the political
ranks, a man who loved politics, and
took an active part in every campaign.
William often boasted of the fact that
"he never picked a loser in any cam
paign." Two big issues in the June primary
for candidates for the legislature to
watch, are the sales tax and the liquor
question. The dry forces of the state
have already started their campaign
for. "bone dry" candidates, while op
ponents of the sales tax, headed, by' the
North Carolina Retail Merchants As
sociation, will lead their renewed
fight against the sales tax, on the
basis: "The measure violates every
principle of fair taxation."
Another organization to come forth
this week with a state-wide platform,
was the North Carolina State Grange,
J growing group, that will exert a
lot of voting strength. This organi
sation is asking that only legislators
ho favor the following be elected:
WOO homestead exemption tax; estab
lishing of 12th grade in schools; make
ivailable funds for agricultural re
search ; improvement of secondary
noads and school bus routes, and a
ural telephone survey.
With proper unity, the state-wide
'ionizations can play a big part in
ne election of members to the 1939
, The voters of Cheraw, S. C, must be
wctty evenly divided in their choice
' "ndidates. Nine hundred votes
we cast last Saturday in a municipal
ST" ?W Ward, but the election
M count because: The two candi
XL Uwif" HiU and W. Joyce
wrter received 450 ballots each. An
ner election was ordered for Feb. 15.
i Guest Writer. . .
Is What Mrs. Gwyn Pre
" This Week In Her Column
"HERE AND THERE"
The columnist this week ;
R. L, Prevost, who tells of
recent trip to Washing
1011 on special invitation, of
Secretary Roper a8 repre8en. ,
fw of "little business'
fu'n enjoy "columnist Prevost"
The Waynesville Mountaineer
Published In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance
FIFTY-FOURTH YEAR NO.
Joe Davis, Merchant of Upper
Fines Creek, Burned Be
yond Recognition Tues.
Joe Davis, 60-year-old merchant, of
upper Fines Creek, was burned beyond
recognition, about nine o'clock Tues
day night, when the store in which he
lived, was destroyed by fire
Coroner J. L. Westmoreland and
members of the sheriff's office visited
the scene Wednesday to make investi
gations. They found only a few bones,
and reported not enough evidence to
call a coroner's inquest. The case
was turned over to Solicitor John M.
M. Queen by the corner, who recorded
that "death was due to burns."
It was impossible to tell whether
Mr. Davis had met with foul play.
The ashes were sifted for a possible
bullet, but as he carried a large stock
of bullets in his store, this was not
Three boys were brought in for
questioning Wednesday afternoon.
They were not brought as suspects,
however. They told of leaving the
place, and within 20 minutes saw the
reflection of the fn'e- about a quarter
of a mile away. A car was reported
to have passed about the time, but the
driver of the car was known, and not
involved, officers reported.
One theory advanced by officials,
was that persons planning foul play
might have waited until the three
boys left the store, and then robbed
the merchant and set fire to the place.
From the . sheriff's office, it was
learned that the gas tanks had not
been locked, which showed that Mr.
Davis had not closed for the night.
His bed was in the baek room of the
store, and the remains of his body
were found in what was the front of
store, further showing that he was not
He had been robbed two or three
times before and this led officers to
believe that robbery might have been
the motive. v
It is known that he carried consid
erable cash on his person. Sometimes
as much os $2,000. Only a small
amount of change was found in the
ashes under the body. He was a na
tive of. that section of the county.
Contracts For Year Are Encour
aging'. Many Farmers In
An encouraging report was made at
the annual meeting of the stockholders
of the Haywood Mutual Canning Asso
ciation, here last Saturday.
Directors for the coming year were
elected, and Frank Davis, manager,
reported that contracts for the year
were coming in, and that the acreage
on spinach had been increased from
50 to 75 acres.
Bean acreage is being signed rap
idly, it Was reported.
Dave Boyd has signed contracts for
19 acres of vegetables this year, it
was said. Other farmers are increas
ing their average considerably.
Directors for the year, were : George
A. Brown, Jr., Arthur Osborne,
Weaver Cathey, Chas. Owen, John
Best, Lawrence Walker, E. B. Rick
man, Frank Leopard, and Dave Boyd.
Mr. Davis said that those who want
ed to sign contracts, should get in
touch with him at once.
Massie Finds Good
Business In Florida
''If we are to judge our summer
season by Florida's, we had better
get busy," said Francis Massie Mon
day upon his return from a two-weeks
tour of Florida.
He reported good crowds, spending
lots of money, and business in gen
eral showing every sighs of boom days.
Medford Staff Attend
Members of the sales staff of Med
ford Furniture Company attended a
district meeting of the Westinghouse
Refrigerator Sales meeting in Char
lotte on Tuesday of this week.
The new 1938 models were shown,
and the new improvements explained
to the salesmen. Those attending re
ported they were well pleased with the
TO SIGN PARK BILL SOON
Ready To Sign Park
House of Representatives Pass
Bill Authorizing $743,000
The Congressional bill calling for i
authorized appropriation of $743,000
for the purpose of buying required
land for the completion of the Great
Smoky Mountains 'National Park, has
not yet gone to the President's desk,
according to word received here last
night from Washington by The Moun
taineer. The bill passed the House of Rep
resentatives last Wednesday, and all
that is needed now is the President's
signature. He already promised that
he would sigh such a bill if passed.
The bill went through the House by
a vote of 103 to 10. The Senate pass
ed the bill last August.
Congressman Zebulon Weaver spon
sored the bill, and stayed behind it
until it was passed.
The appropriation will enable suffi
cient land to be purchased for the
park, and then formally turned over
to the National Park Service. Some
who are supposed to know how fast
such matters are disposed of, intimated
that the park would be formally ded
icated by September of this year. Of
course, no definite date has been offi
cially set, as some technical questions
might arise when the final acreage is
Back From Trip
Hugh Massie has .'returned from the
29th American Retailers convention,
in St. Louis, where he and Mrs. Roy
Campbell, head of the ready-to-wear
department of Massie's Department
Store, spent a week, buying new
This year's convention was the big
gest ever held, it was said, with dis
plays of ready-to-wear from every na
tionally known house in the country
from New York to California, and
from Chicago to Text's. "It was a
complete showing," Mr. Massie said.
One of the features of the conven
tion was a fashion show which was
attended by 7,000 buyers.
What about 1938 bathing suits, he
was asked. ;
"The latest showing were in lastex,
a rubberized, tight fitting suit, al
though not near as much suit as was
worn last year. You'll have to see
them to know what I mean."'
BOY SCOUTS OBSERVE
With the largest attendance ever
noted at a public gathering of Scouts
locally, a court of honor was held in
the court house on Tuesday evening,
with William Medford, chairman, pre
siding. The meeting was hel4 on
Tuesday as it marked the birthday of
Scouting, which was begun twenty
eight years ago, on February the 8,
In addition to the regular presenta
tion of the awards and merit badges,
which consisted of the impressive
ceremony of promotion of three mem
bers to Life Scouts, the evening was
of special encouragement . to the
WAYNESVILLE, N. C, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 1938
Passed Away At
Well Known lawyer, Will Be
Buried Friday Afternoon
At Two Thirty, Here
William Tucker Hannah, prominent
attorney, died on Wednesday after
noon at 5 o'clock at the Haywood
County Hospital. Last rites will be
conducted on Friday afternoon at
2:30 o'clock at the residence on Hay
Dr. R. P, Walker, pastor of the
Presbyterian church and the Rev. ST.
W. Baucom, pastor of the Haptist
church, will officiate. Burial will be
in Green Hill cemetery.
Mr. Hannah was the son of the late
Captain William J. Hannah, for many
years one of the leading lawyers in
this section and a Spanish-American
War veteran, and the late Mrs. JoHe
phine Tucker Hannah, Wednesday,
the day of his death, was his thirty
seventh birthday anniversary.
He was educated in the local
schools. From the high school here
he went to the University of North
Carolina, graduating in the class of
1922 receiving an A. 15. degree with
special work in history. He then be
gan his law course and received his
LL. B. from the same university in
1925. He passed the North Carolina
Bar and was licensed to practice in
While at the university he held va
rious offices, having at one time been
an associate editor of the North
Carolina Law Review, which is com
piled by the law department of the
university, with only honor students
allowed to contribute. He was a
member of tht. Sigma Phi Kpilson
fraternity and the Phi Alpha Delta
lie was four times appointed coun
ty attorney by the. board of commis
sioners of Haywood county, serving
in all seven years. He was a past
president of the Haywood County Bar
Association. He had been for several
years a member of the board of trus-'
tees of thc University of North
After receiving his LL. B. from
the university he returned to Waynes
ville and was the junior member, in
the law firm of Hannah and Hannah,
his father having retired from active
practice several months prior to his
death two years ago next month.
Mr. Hannah was one of the most
widely read and best informed men
in this section, not only regarding his
profession, but along the lines oi
general information.'' His legal opinion
Was highly valued. His historical
knowledge, particularly-. regarding this
county, of which his ancestors' '-were,
pioneers, was well known.
He was married in 1924 to Miss
Carrie Edmund, of Lumberton. He
is survived by his widow and three
children, two sons, William, III, Win
gate Edmond, and oho daughter,
Mrs. Clyde Ray Died
Late Last Night
Mrs. Clyde II. Kay, Sr., pass
ed away last night about ten
o'clock, after suffering from a
stroke in the afternoon.
Her daughter, Mrs. Robert
Hreece, who is visiting in Wash
ington, D. C, has been called home
is expected today.
Funeral arrangements had not
been completed last night.
TOM REEVES JOINS
CHAMPION FIBRE CO.
W. Thomas Reeves, formerly con
nected with the Canton office of the
Southern Railway, now holds a posi
tion with the traffic department of
Champion Paper, and Fibre Company.
adult leaders of the movement in the
Acknowledgement was made of the
presence of the Waynesville troop of
Girl Scouts, in uniform, and of the
nucleus of the Lake Junaluska Boy
Scout troop, under organization, with
their Scout Master J. E. Carper,
Recognition was also made of
the Scout troop being formed,
which received special commendation
from Scout Executive, A. W. Allen.
The group is under the leadership of
J. C. Brown, with Lester Poteat, mate,
and is an advanced course for Scouts.
Continued on Baek Page
of The Great Smokv Mountains National Park
Sentence For Manslaughter
Awaits Mrs. J. Redmond
REV. II. W. BAUCOM
Rev. II. W. Baucom
Resigns As First
Resignation Effective .'March 1st.
Coinp To New Work In
, Rev. Herbert W. Baucom, for the
past, eight years pastor of the First
Baptist church, tendered his resig
nation' to the congregation here Sun
day morning, effective March fust.
'Rev. Mr. Baucom has accepted a
position as associate chaplain of the
Good Samaritan Mission, Asheville.
Ho is spending part of his time in
Asheville every day getting acquainted
with the duties of his new work. He
will continue to act as supply of the
church here, if needed, he said, but
has urged the church to get a new
pastor as soon as possible.
Mr. Bausom came here 'from Tem
ple church in Wilmington, in May,
1930.- Before that time tie u;.s pits
tor in Winston-Salem.
During his pastorate here, he has
noted a general increase in the
church membership and the Sunday
school. Under his 'leadership. Un
church built the $12,(100 brick. Welch
Sunday school building, which was oc
cupied two years ago.
For 1 1 io past .-four years lie lias
been chairman of the Haywood Ciun
ty Red Cross. He has tal'on an ae
( ontimiecl on ItaeU 1'a.e
Nursery Is Being
Planted In City
Park This Week
J. C. Brown, chairman. of the nurs
ery committee, for the beautifieation
group of the Rotary Club, together
with others, were hard at work this
week, preparing the ground for' plant
ing several thousand plants that are
being brought from Canton for trans
planting in the city park.
The plants will be kept at the nurs
ery until large enough for distribu
tion and then will be made abailable
to the public.
Details of the plant for disposing
of the plants will be made later.
Those charged with carrying out the
program, are as follows: Nursery
committee, J. C. Brown, A. P, Ledbet
ter, W. H. Massie, O. L. Briggs and
Planning committee: Chas. E. Raj',
Jr., chairman, M. H. Bowles, C. N.
Allen, T. L. Bramlett, Jack Messer,
Mrs. T. L. Gwyn, C. A. George, Wil
liam Chambers, R. R. Smithwick, W.
Curtis Russ, J. Dale Stentz.
Project committee:' William Prevost,
Larry Weaver, Clyde Ray, Jr., Owen
Corwin and W. L. Lampkin.
The chairmen of the three groups
together with H. C. Wilburn, form the
Former Haywood Castor
Comes Back To Reside
The Rev. J. R. Liner, native of this
county, who has been living in Char
lotte for the past several years, has
returned to Haywood to reside. He
will make his home in Canton, where
he will give all his time to the pas
torate of the West Canton Baptist
W. T. Denton, who has been confined
to his bed for the past three weeks,
is reported to be much improved.
$1.50 IN ADVANCE IN COUNTY
First White Woman Tried For
Homicide In Haywood, Is
Found Guilty Wed.
A Haywood county jury returned a
verdict of guilty of manslaughter
against Mrs. Jack Redmond, of Can
ton, at 8:30 last night, for the slaving
of Clyde Reynolds, 28-year-oW Canton
barber, last July.
Judge J. Will Pless, Jr., is expected
to pass sentence on Mrs. Redmond this
morning. She has been out on $5,000
bond since the homicide which took
place in the Dutch Cove section.
Conviction of manslaughter carries
a sentence of from four months to two
As far as could; be leavned, Mrs.
Redmond, the mother of several chil
dren, is the first white woman ever
tried for homicide in Haywood-county.
In the course at tht trials it was
brought out that she and her husband
had been separated, and on the last
Friday night in July, she and her es
tranged husband, together with Reyn
olds and others, staged a drinking
party Later, she and her husband
became quarrelsome,, and he is said
to have struck her several bloWs. Af
ter that, she ran into the home of her
mother, Mrs. Joe Southerland, and got
a pistol, and said Kite was going to
kill her husband. The bullet struck
Reynolds. 1.1 u lived from Friday night
Reynolds made the statement that
the shooting was an accident.
The case took all of Wednesday.
Judge Pless, in his charge' to the
Jury, instructed them that they could
render ne of three verdicts: Second
degree, manslaughter, or not guilty.
The jury got the case at 5:45.
Judge Pless leaves here this week
for Greensboro, and Judge Clement
will corny for the secoiid week of this
Cases in which sentences were ren
dered the first two days of the week,
Were as follows:
J. B. Phoenix, abandonment, to pay
?i! per week.
John Pri'ssley, assault on woman, MO
days on roads.
Dock Mills, violating prohibition
law, on 2 counts, V0 . days ami i'l
months on roads.
Urceir Riley, bigamy, Uvo to three
years in state prison.
Troy Cagle, larceny. 12 to IS months
Will Nheppard, Sambo Sheppard and
Wayne Sheppard, assault, 2 years sus
pended sentence, tine of !j'15 and cost.
Lee Sulwan, violation of prohibi
ti'i law, six months on roads.
Charlie Mooney, luigtry, eight
months mi roads.
Buster' Singleton, violation prohi
bition law, tit) days on roads.
Ode Knsley, assault with deadly
weapon, 18 to 24 months in stale
Ray Robinson, . larceny, 2 to 3 years
Divorce granted to Efledi. Coakley
from -George W. Coakley.
I'j aric.'s Jones Harbin granted a
(livorc,. from J. R. Ha; bin.
GRAND J FR Y NAME1
The grand jury ordy made one re
commendation in their report to the
court this week. They suggested that
cracked plastering in the llaztlwood
school be repaired at once.
The grand jury, as named here Mon
day morning, is as follows:
F. M. Byers, foreman; Herman
Green, G. R. Fish, Will J. Leather
wood, Sam Cabe, Alex Shumolis, Fin
ley Mashburn, Louis Sutton, Walter L.
Bumgarner, Lonnie Kinsland, Charlie
Palmer, Claud Queen, Fred II. Cald
well, R. C. Gossett, Sam H. Bushnell,
R. P. Huffman, Lane Allen, and Louis
Laundry Puts New
Machine In Use
A larger and later model dry clean
ing machine was installed this week
in the Waynesville Laundry.
J. W. Killian, owner, said the new
machine would not only turn out work
quicker, but would give a more thor
ough job than many other type ma
chines. Several other pieces of additional
equipment will be added ill time to
take care of the summer rash, he said.
HAYWOOD SINGING CONVEN
TION TO MEET
The Haywood County monthly sing
ing meet will be held on Sunday af
ternoon at the court house. Choirs in
the County are cordially invited to join
in the program on that wxnsion.