(The Waynes viLLE Mountaineer
T. L. BRA M LETT
The full attendance of last Satur
lay's meeting of the Haywood Dem
Lcratic executive committee, is proof
nouph that Chairman T L. Bramlett
as an active and interested com-
llnittre. . Mr. Bramlett is making a
mwpular chairman, and has been able
o direct his co-workers through the
rugged political paths to harmony
Transylvania and Jackson counties
kre much relieved that the Haywood
ommittee, did not pass a resolution
lhat would have abolished the long
Ending custom of the three coun-
tea in the 32nd district alternating
n naming the Senator to the state
The committee discussed the matter
fully, and voted unanimously to "table
he resolution" for the time being.
The other two counties in the dis
rict were much disturbed over the
irospects of the resolution being
tassed by the Haywood committee.
Several representatives of the dis
net registered their protest to the
Haywood's prospective candidates
ontiniied to send out "feelers" this
keek, to get the lay of the ground
elore tossing their hat into what
how looks like will be a crowded ring.
Then. a;,. no i1ss than four who
vould like to be rated as "head man"
n the Senate race. Two seem to be
finitely in the race, while two oth-
rs ! still on the "feeler" list.
H In the race for representative, so
ar, -i. have been mentioned as likely
anilidates, and either on of them
r01,d ''! a good -race, according
" mmniial ion gathered via the po
Hical grapevine system. The list
ontains the names of former randi-
lates and aUo ,,f some present office
In the race for . countv -commissione
rs, there seems to be plenty of talk,
vo one has announced, but it might
ts ell be expected that the field will
The next hear A ct
r'U consist nf ni v,- .u
yinis was rVmnn-0,1 u.. r .
ive John Clu lout coc.:nn t i.
I. , - - i w ,1V,.).TV1I Ul
PglSlatUre. No nrovisinn maa mnIo
n the bill by ex-Sheriff Cabe for the
uon or a chairman of the board,
r ,s understood, that without speci
f Prov'sion, the three members will
wt their own chairman.
The members k iwi
! - - uuaiu ui turn-
jmssicmers who H go into office on
J ot .uonday of December, 1938,
v- .i o per day, instead of $500
" year as is knm
1 """'mum number of days a month.
t " " mis column iwo
! Cudgcr Bryson, of Can-
, ' , recommended by the
Z fhe couny board of elec-
.et. ' " e Poland, present sec-
Ui lne election board, was
"so recommor,,! Tv. t, tt-
Fwii.' ", xne liepuDiican
l o be recommended by the
Iri, tomnttee soon. Virge
'"-lure. nrpor,4 - t . .
s l; i, --v-v incrnoer, will noi
e eligible in,.,,,!., u. v-u- -
'",a Wl?h the to-n of Canton.
From over in ?-!... " ' .
tt. (, . atiison county, came
'ormel llK that Dan Tompkins,
padinl of the House and
S t session, is a can-
i edit ; e House this year He
'rnal tkson wunty
The a, TT7 .. ' .
e. W"vJ"" .executive Commit-
lo until .ft , ave very little t0
Satn -the Prfmary on
"Tlner blowing: '
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Published In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance
FIFTY-FOURTH YEAR NO.
Side Camp Of 50
Men To Occupy
Forestry Work, And Construc
tion Of Tennessee Ball Road
To B Undertaken
Arrangements were completed here
yesterday by CCC officials, for the
opening of a side camp of Balsam
Grove Camp, at Sunburst.
Fifty men will occupy the Sunburst
camp on March first, it was disclos
ed. They will be under command of
Lieutenant Frank T. Hanby, com
mander of the Balsam Grove Can.
which is located in Transylvania Coun
Captain F. M.Johnson, of Fort Mac.
Pherson, was here with Lieutenant
Hanby and Forester John W. Squires
making hnal plans for the side camo.
The fifty men will plant some 43,-
uuu red spruce trees in a reforesta
tion program, and will devote the re
mainder of their time on a bridge over
rigeon Kiver, and road work on the
remaining two miles to the top of
lennessee ttaJd. The 150 men that
will be left in the Balsam Grove Canm
will continue their work on the same
road. They have about three miles
on the Transylvania side to construct
This, it is estimated, will require about
a year, because most of it is through,
Captain Johnson expressed himself
as looking forward to the time when
a full camp would be re-established at
Sunburst. The 180 men were moved
from Sunburst on December first, in
the general curtailment program of
CCC Camps over the nation.
The officials while here, consulted
with the Chamber of Commerce, and
several business men in town on mat
ters of detail for the camp.
Captain Howell is
97 Years Of Age
Friends here will be interested in
the birthday anniversary, which will
be observed by Mrs. Jack R. John
ston, at her home in Los Aneeles.
Calif., honoring her father. Cantain
Aiden Howell, who will be ninety
seven years old tomorrow.
Laptain Howell, a native of Hay
wood county, is the oldest living vet
eran who served in the War Between
the States from this county. For
years he was one of the leading citi-
izens in cstern North Carolina, hav
ing. organized the old Bank of Way
nosville, of which he was president
many years, and was also the promot
er 01 several business ventures in
lie has been residing for the past
ten ' years ' with his daughter, Mrs.
Johnston, the former Miss Aldene
Of Scouting By
Local Troop Two
Troop Two, which is sponsored by
the Rotary Club, were the guests of
the club last iFriday, and gave a
Boy Scout program, which dealt with
the work and sonie of the require
ments nevessary to attain different
ranks in the organization
J. C. Brown, scoutmaster was in
charge of the program, and was as
sisted by the members of the troop
Wayne Corpening, assistant scout
master, told, of the part Rotarians
could pay in keeping the troop ac
tive, and the : manner in which the
troop could remain one of the best
now organized in .the Daniel Boone
Two new members were voted into
the club. They were A. P. Ledbetter
and R. R. Smithwick.
The congregation of the First Bap
tist church, accepted the recommnd
ation of John Li Davis, chairman of
the board of deacons, in the naming
of the pulpit committee which is
charged with getting a pastor to fill
the vacancy made by the resignation
of the Rev. H. W. Baucom. his res
ignation becomes effective March
The pulpit committee is composed
of Jack Messer, chairman, Theodore
McCracken, H. C. Wilburn, Mrs.
John L. Davis, and Mrs. Lucile Foy.
The committee will also look after a
supply for each Sunday after March
first. - -
Miss Jessie Boyd was the guest over
the week-end of her sister, Mrs. E.
W. Singleton, in Hickory.
On Monday the 14th. President
Roosevelt signed a bill authoriz
ing $743,000 for purchase, by the
Secretary of the Interior, of ad
ditional lands to complete the
Great Smoky Mountains National
' Representative McReynoids,
Democrat, of Tennessee, were
resented the pen the President
With this appropriation for the
money with which to buy the 26,
015 acres necessary for comple
tion of the Park, the people of
this section will now begin to count
the time until the day when the
Park will be officially opened to
Trustees Of Duke
Summer School, Inc.,
Hold Annual Meet
The board of trustees ol the Juna
luska Summer School, Inc., met in the
office of the county superintendent of
education last week in their annual
Minutes of the December meeting
were read and confirmed. Plans for
the coming session were discussed.
Deep regret fas expressed over the
death of James Atkins, Jr., former
ty manager of the Southern Metho-,
dist Assembly, who at all times had
given support to the summer school.
The following resolution was adopt
ed: "Resolved, that, we the board of
trustees of Lake Junaluska Summer
School, Inc., wish to express our ap
preciation of the services and inter
est of one of our members, the late
James Atkins, Jr., who never failed
to lend his support to the continued
success of this School.
"We wish to express our deep re
gret of his untimely death, in his hour
of such usefulness to this board, and
we shall greatly miss his counsel and
sympathy in the caused of education."
The board of trustees is composed
of the following local members: J. R.
Boyd, Hugh J. Sloan, G. C. Plott,
Mrs. Carl Medford, Fred L. Safford,
Dr. W. C. Johnson, of Canton, and
Hugh Massie, who was appointed to
fill the vacancy caused by the death
of Mr. Atkins.
Members of the board from Duke
University are, president of board,
Dr. W. F. Few, Dr. Paul Garber, di
rector of the school, Dr. R. L. Flow
ers, A. M. Proctor, II. E. Spetico.
Henry W.'Dwirc, Chas.' E. Jordan, -F.
S. Aldridgr, and Holland Holton, none
of whom were -present for (he moot
ing this week.
Waj nesville Folks Hear
President Of Southern
Those going from here to Asheville
Friday night as guests of the Ashe
ville Chamber of Commerce, to hear
Mr. Norris, president of the South
ern Railway System, speak at the
annual meeting of the Chamber of
Commerce, included: R. L. Prevost,
Ben Colkitt, L. M. Richeson, Charles
E. Ray, Jr., Ralph Prevost, J. Dale
Stentz and W. Curtis Russ,
Mr. Frank Ray, of Miami, Fla.,
spent several days in town during the
week, having been called here on
account of the death of his mothers,
Mrs. Clyde H. Ray.
Boosters Club Sponsoring Ball
Team, Scouts, And Projects To
Advance Progress Of Hazelwood
Three Committees, Beautifica
tion, Scout And Building,
Named At Recent Meeting
The February dinner meeting of
the Hazelwood Boosters Club was
held in the Presbyterian Hut, Thursr
day the 10th, with 28 present. A
splendid table, featuring chicken, was
set by the ladies of the Presbyterian
Plans for the complete reorganiza
tion and sponsorship of the Hazelwood
Baseball Club were discussed ,and
judging from the interest shown by
all, it appears that the local entry in
the Western North Carolina Indus
trial League is assured of full sup
port, both financially and managerial.
George Bischoff, of Hazelwood, mana
ger of the club in 1932 when 15 games
were won against 3 losses, and again
in 1933 when when 16 games were
won and 4 lost, was elected to pilot
the club during the coming season.
In Mr. Bischoff the club is unquestion
ably favored with one of the. best
WAYNESVILLE, N. C, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 1938
Ends After 4"
Days In Session
Mrs. Redmond Granted f An Ap
peal After Receiving 6 to 8
The February term of criminal
court, came to an end last Friday at
noon, when it was declared all cases
had been disposed of during the four
and a half days.
Judge Will Pless, Jr., passed sen
tence on Mrs. Perl Bramlett Red
mond, for the death of Clyde Reynolds,
last July. She was given 6 to 8 years
for manslaughter. Through her
attorneys, she gave notice of appeal,
and was granted 60 days in which to
prepare the papers . The solicitor was
given a similar period. She was re
leased under bond.
Walter Lunsford, was sentenced
from 10 to 15 years for the slaying of
John Messer, in White Oak. The evi
dence showed the two had had a dis
pute earlier in the day, and both were
Other sentences passed out by the
Annanias Hightower, assualt, 12
months suspended sentence.
Teller Green, reckless driving, 3
months suspended sentence, upon pay
ment of $25 and cost.
Bertha iRickman, driving drunk, 60
Jerry Pressley, public drunkenness,
J. M. Mease, was ordered to pay a
$i00 bond which he had signed for
Hobert Johnson, charged with viola
tion of the prohibition law.
T. H, Warren, and W. A. Johnson
were ordered to pay a $1,000 appear
ance, bond, which they had signed for
Hub Warren, who was charged with
The Tar Heel Bonding Company
paid a $."00 appearance bond which
they had -made- for Cromer Rnthbone.
Irene Holt was granted a divorce
from Will Holt.
Paul Rathbone And
Winners Of Contest
The annual recitation and declam
ation contests for the elementary
schools of the county were held on
Tuesday in the auditorium of the
Clyde High School.
In the deelainaton. contest, Paul
KuthboiiCi of Clyde, won first first
plucd, with Hugh ' Humgarner, of
Bethel, making the second. In the rec
itation contest Dorothy Floe, of Beth
el, was the 'winner,'-with-Avis Han
son, of Clyde,., making the second
Previously, 'preliminary contests
had been staged in the various ' .elementary--schools,
with an elimination
contest held last week at the town
ship high school, for the pupils in the
In the contest here, Francis Ratcliff
made the first place in the recitation
group, with Edna Ferguson winning
the second. In the declamation con
test Bobbie Lee was the winner, with
Rex Hosaflook making the . second
Others competing were: Billy
Davis, Vernon Hancock, Fred Glavich,
in the declamation Contest, with Edith
Camp, Freed Morgan and Jeanett
Crawford in the recitation group.
managers in this section of the state.
Business men in Hazelwood and
Waynesvillc who were elected to serve
on the sponsorial committee were: E.
C. Wagonfeld, Joe Davis, Dr. Rober
son, M. II. Bowles, W. H. Prevost, J.
E.. Shields, and J. V. Blalock.
The Beautiticatlon committee re
ported that a nursery had been start
ed in Waynesvillc and that plans
were underway at present for one to
be started in Hazelwood.
The Boy Scout Troop committee
reported that lumber to be used for
the erection of a club house for the
scouts in Hazelwood was now on the
ground. The building will be 40x60
feet and will be used for the meetings
and as headquarters of the Hazelwood
troop. Bill Prevost is Scoutmaster
and Joe Davis assistant Scoutmaster.
The troop committee is composed of
Chas. English, Ralph Prevost, C. N.
Allen, F. C. Compton, and L. N. Davis.
R. L. Prevost, L. M. Richeson, Ben
Colkitt and C. N. Allen were elected
on the Hazelwood building committee,
with Mr. Prevost as chairman. This
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of The Great Smokv Mountains National Park
Chamber Of Commerce
Committees Named By
Three Vice Presidents
Death Of J. Davis
Officers Suspect Fines Creek
Merchant Met With Foul
Officers were continuing their in
vestigation yesterday, of the mys
terious burning of Joe Davis, Fines
Creek merchant, whose charred re
mains were found in the ashes of hi
tore a week ago.
Members of the sheriff's depart
ment had no statement to make as to
the progress of the investigation.
They do have several clues which they
are following up, it was learned.
No charges have been preferred on
any one, although it is believed that
Mr. Davis met with foul play, and
his store set on fire.
He is reported to have had about
$2,000 in cash on his person at the
time of his death. His body was
burned to such an extent that it was
impossible to tell whether he had
met with foul play or not, yet such
Helen Rogers Is
Winner Of I). A. R.
The 'Good Citizenship Pilgrimage
medal, offered annually by the Dorcas
Bell Love chapter of the Daughter!-,
of the American Revolution was won
recently by Helen Rogers. The. award
is given to n girl in the senior class
of the high school, on the basis of her
school record and her popularity with
Three girls are chosen by th. Vlass
and from that group the faculty select
one. .Helen enjoys a very unusual
record, not having missed a day or
been tardy in her ten years of school
life, and having been on the honor
roll every month.
She has been an -outstanding mem
ber of the basketball and track teams,
winning both in th,, CuJlowh.ee tour-
nament last year anil also the Blue
Ridge- Tom mimoiit, making' the track
team of the. Blue . Kidgc ( (inference,
Miss 'Rogers will also compete i'l
the state wide contest sponsored by
the I). A. R. in which the winner will
be given it trip with all expenses paid
to Washington during the' D. A. R.
Congress held jn April.
Miss Rogers is the daughter of Mr.
nml Mis. J. C. Rogers, of Hazelwood.
Rev. H. W. Baucom To
He Heard Over WWNC
The Rev. J. S. Williams, chaplain,
of thcOood Samaritan' Missions, Ashe
cille, will broadcast over WWNC this
afternoon at,5:."0 to o: 45 o'clock, at
which time he will introduce the Rev.
H. W, Baucom, the newly elected As
sociate Chaplain of the Mission. The
Rev. Baucom is the former pastor of
the Baptist Church here.
I). A. K. Declamation
Contest To Be Held
On Tuesday the 22nd, the annual
declamation contest which has been
sponsored for the past twenty-nine
years by the Dorcas Bell Love Chap
ter of the Daughters of the American
Revolution, will be staged in the high
A handsome gold medal is the re
ward given the winner. The contest
will begin at 10:30 o'clock, and the
public is invited to attend.
TO STATE PRISON
Deputies of the sheriff's depart
ment are scheduled to leave today for
Raleigh, where they will cary
four prisoners to the state peniten
tiary. Yesterday, two prisoners were
carried down, and confined in the state
prison. These . prisoners were sen
tenced in court last week.
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POWER TO BE OFF
The power will be cut off from one
to three o'clock Sunday afternoon for
repairs on the Carolina Power and
Light Company's sub station at Hazelwood.
$1.50 IN ADVANCE IN COUNTY
Workers For Coming Year Are
Assigned Duties In Varied
The three vice presidents of the
Chamber of Commerce, this week,
named their respective committees for
the coming year. Under the new
plan, the officers of the Chamber of
Commerce, consist of the president,
Ralph Prevost, and the three vico
presidents, each in charge of a divi
sion of the work.
W. H. Massie, is in charge of ways
and means; Charles E. Ray, Jr., is in
charge of community interests, and
M. H. Bowles has publicity and pro
motion. The three have announced their co
workers, as follows:
Ways and Means Division, W. If.
Massie, Vice President, General
T, G. Massie, chairman; E. J. Hyatt,
Dan Watkins, C. N. Allen, J. Kay,
L. M. Richeson, chairman; Ben Col
kitt, Ralph Prevoht, K. V. Erk, Harry
Leltoy Davis, chairman; Paul
Hyatt, Mrs. Crady Boyd, Mr. kipp,
Mrs. J. M. Long,- Mr. Beddingtield.
Bill Medford, ehaii inan; Dr. S. P.
(Jay, Dr. C. -N. Sisk, Dr. Thomas
Strihgfield, Jr., (.'. E. "Wr.atherby, A.
Jack Messer,-'chairman; Mrs. W. L.
McCracken, Felix Stovall, E. L.
Withers, R. C. MeBride, Mrs. John
nie Ferguson, Whitnir Prevost, Ralph
Summerrow, Oscar Briggs, Lloyd
Kirkpatriek, Marion Bridges, Chrest
The secretary is cx-officio member
of all committees.
.. Division of Community Interests,
('has. H Kay, Jr., Vice President,
V. N. .Allen, chairman; W. R.
Wimilall, Henry Francis, R. R. Smith
wick, -Sam Milehmi, Newton Cooke,
Frank Davis, James A. (i. Davey, Karl
l'cigu.son, J. K, JJarr, .1. R. Boyd, The.
secretary is exuffieio.
.Mrs. ..John -Quei n, chairman; K. L.
I'levo.-t, Clyde ICiy, Jr., A. P. Led
heltei, .Mrs. T. . -Lenoir, (wyn, Mrs.--('."lev
e' Kirkpatriek, Mrs. S. P. (lay,
Mr,:. Mary Mock K.rkpatrick J. C.
Mivwii, Mr.s. .I..M. Long,' White. Mease,
M. II. (.'addis, The secretary exoflicio.
.3. Labor Day
Vim. ''Chambers,' chairman; Frank
Comptim, Harry Lee Liner, C. N.
Allen, Carleton Wcatherby, LeRoy
Davis, Robert. Hugh Clark, R. V. Erk,
Whhncr Pr vost, C Mark Dicus, M.
H. Bowks,' The secretary exofiicio.
Hugh Massie, chairman; R. C. Me
Bride, Hoiner Owen, R L. Burgin, W.
K. Charier, M. D. Watkins, Jeff
Reeves, Enimett ( Eallentine, W'm.
5. Park arid Parkway
L. N. Davis, chairman; Frank Mil
ler, E. L. Withers, W. T. Shelton,
Clevc Kirkpatriek, H. W. Woodward,
Lee Bramlett, 3. W. Colkitt, Major
J. II. Howell, Carroll V. Bell, L. H.
Bramlett, The secretary exofficio.
6. Community Planning
W. Curtis Russ, chairman; H. C.
Wilburn, Frank 'Miller, J. W. Seaver,
Whitner Prevost, Dr. S. P. Gay, Oscar
Briggs, Wm, Lampkin, L. M. Riche
son, Lee' Bramlett, M. D. Watkins,
Henry Gaddy, The secretary exofiicio.
7. Traffic . .
C. A. George, chairman; Quinby
Kipp, Dill Howell, Donald Dunham,
Sam Jones, Otis Massie, Jarvis
Campbell, John Boyd, The secretary
Division of Publicity and Promotion.
M. H. Howies, Vice President,
Recreation and Entertainment
Dr. S. P. Gay, William Prevost,
R. L. Prevost. Dr. Robert H.
Stretcher, Van Preston, Mrs. Grady
Boyd, Margaret Hyatt
Mrs. Dan Watkins, Paul Hyatt, J. M.
Industrial Committee I
Ben Colkitt, L. M. Richeson, Whit
ner Prevost, R. V. Erk, Jim Killian,
E. J. Hyatt, Earl Lancaster.
Curtis Russ, T. Troy Wyche, J. C.
Brown, Dr. J. R. McCraeken, Dr. C.
N. Sisk, Bill Lampkin, Wm. Mcd-
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