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Published In The County Seat of "Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance oj The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
WAYNESVILLE, N. O, FEBRUARY 6, 1941
$1.50 In Advance in Haywood and Jackson Counties
Bleeds To Death
om Cuts Received
e A. Browder, 56, Found
Hours After His Ueatn
Home On Soco Gap Road
fcody of Clyde A. Browder,
found lying in a pool of
blood on a blood stained
the summer home of Ills
In the Soca Gap road, around
clock yesterday morning,
ysician summoned, stated
had probably been dead
El of blood circled the house
h the back and front porch-
stained with blood. At the
I the house seven glass
from one of the windows
he porch had been smashed
e window frame partially
out. ' 7.
owder was lying flat of his
;h his right arm thrown out
ide, and the artery above
wrist had been severed.
ds and his face bore deep
lacerations giving evl-
t after the glass had been
e must nave attempted 10
ough the window. From
ition of his hands it was
nt that he had broken the
,h his fists.
unty coroner was called
quest was held. The ver-
coroner was that he had
on that after Browder
find the key in his pocket,
led to break into the house
window. He apparently
ealize the seriousness of
flicted wounds in his ef-
t in, and that after being
d made the rounds of the
I the house trying to find
w 't . .
eiwder was a native of
r.VTeniw He JhadUen
fone on the Soco Gap road
st eight years, occupying
of his sister, Mrs. Roy
Statesville and Waynes-
ammber of years he had
home in Chattanooga,
had held a responsible
with the Standard Oil
jfor twepy-flve years,
survived by his wife, two
one daughter, and a sis
f Atlanta, Funeral ar
tts had not been com
ic last night, the under
raiting the arrival of his
d To Attend
Iral zone meeting of the
f the women's societies
& Service in the Metho
ds in the area will hold
I here in the Methodist j
eting will start at 10
I will end after the lunch
I will be spread at the
fug Siler, zone leader, will
Mrs. F. E. Branson, of
vill have charge of the
f .: - .
tOO members are expect
ed from the 13 societies
iprise the cone. ;: ;
T. L. Gwyn Named
Foreman Of Grand
Jury On Monday
T. L. Gwyn was appointed fore
man of the grand jury selected
Monday when Haywood County Su
perior Court convened here with
Judge Zeb V. Nettles, of Asheville,
presiding. G. W. Burnett was sworn
in as officer of the grand jury
shortly after Judge Nettles had de
livered the charge.'
Other members of the grand jury
who will serve for one year include
the following: J. Howard Myers,
Arthur Hendrix, Oscar T. Arring
ton, Jack Smathers, Nelson Curtis,
T. W. Ferguson, Ruf us A- Ruff, D.
V, Phillips, D. P. Jaynes, Horace
Bryson, Jess Fulbright, Charles C
Palmer, Howard Sellers, J. Mack
Caldwell, L. B. Leatherwood, John
T. Vance, C, W. Moody, and Lon
Mercury Hits 15
For Week's Low
Tuesday morning the mercury
here tumbled down to 15, for one of
the lowest readings of the season.
For six out of the seven days of
the week, the mercury fell below
the freezing point, three times go
ing into the teens, according to
the official readings of Quinby M.
The report for the week in full,
is as follows:
52 19 . 41
2 " ' 49 - V' 35" " 40
3 39 27 28
4 , 36 15 32
Mean maximum 46
Mean minimum '. 22"
Mean for week - 34
High for week - 53
Low for week 15
Mean for 7 p. in. 36
Below Jaunary Normal 4
Below February normal ........ 4
Precipitation for week ...........0.03''
Below February normal 0.58"
Precipitation since Jan. 1st ..3.11"
Deficit for year 1.22"
Given Achievement Awards By Farmers
t L nn-Mim
Beautiful inlaid wood plaques, of "Awards of Achievement for the "promotion of better agricul
ture in Haywood County during 1940" were presented at the annual meeting of Demonstration Farmers
here Saturday to three Haywood firms -The Waynesville Mountaineer, The First National Bank and
The Canton Enterprise. Those who received the awards for their firms, were; W. Curtis Russ, (left)
editor The Mountaineer; Jonathan Woody, (center) president The First National Bank, and Harley E.
Wright, (right) publisher of The Enterprise.
Attendance Records Broken At
Kinard Davis was among
ho graduated this week
.University of Kentucky
oal mid-year commence
udents from 20 states
he graduating class rolL
I Mrs. Ben Colkitt spent
end in Charlotte, with
Ben Oolkitt, Jr., student
m College. From Char
went to Mt Holly, N. J.,
J will spend the remain-week.
Of Theatre Co.
J. E. Massie, owner and operator
of four theaters in this section, an
nounced this week the appointment
of Nat. S. Fisher, as general office
manager for the company.
Mr. Fisher has been connected
with the the theater business lor
many years, having recently served
as office manager for a theater
company in Charlotte. He will be
Mr. Massie's assistant for the Park
Theatre as well as the theaters in
Sylva, Bryson City and Gatlinburg.
High School Band
Will Give Concert
At 8:00 Tonight
The program of the Waynesville
High School Band to be rendered
at the mid-winter concert tonight
has been announced as follows by
Director L. T. New, Jr.
In the first group will be "Warm
ing Up", a march by Ribble; "Le
gionnaires on Parade," march, by
Kleffman; "Triton," overture, by
In the second group will be given
"Pacific Moon", overture, by John
son; "Norma's Dream," waltz, by
Bennett; "Drums Taps Patrol,"
march, Petus; "King John," over
ture, by Mochlmann.
In the third group will be "Mili
tary Escort," by Bennett; "Spanish
Dance," by Church-Dykeme; "Cic
torius," overture by Brockton.
The concert will close with the
"Star Spangled Banner.
A small admission fee will be
(charged. Tickets went on sale
Monday, and are being handled en
tirely by the band students. The
proceeds will go toward defraying
expenses of the band including the
purchase of music.
Ray To Attend
Charles Rav Diana to attend a
National Industrial Defense con
ference in Hendersonville on Mon
J. T. Anderson, head of the di
vision of commerce and industry
of the state, and Ralph Dunaway,
manager of the Washington office
of the organziation, will be speak
ers at the meeting, which will be
gin at one o'clock at the Skyland
William Turner, who received his
B. S. degree from Berea College on
the 5th of last month, has ac
cepted a position as teacher of
manual arts in London, Ky.
oon Shortage Causes Much
zrn To Haywood Grand Jury
ge of court house spit
i exhausted stocks of
lynesville stores, caused
problem for the grand
ost every member term
ious chewer, an urgent
made, to the court
r for the utensils which
itlal to such a group.
When the janitor found that no
"extras" were available, he threw
advice on how to cope with the
- George A. Brown, county mana
ger, came to his rescue, and loaned
the jury, twp of the beautiful
brass ones, with double capacity,
from , the commissioners room.
This eased the situation.
Churches To Have
A stewardship conference of the
Waynesville, Canton, Hazelwood,
Bethel and White Oak Presbyterian
churches will be held in the Way
nesville Presbyterian church on
Sunday afternoon, February 9, be
tween 3 and 5 o'clock. v
The speaker of the afternoon
will be Dr. G. F. Bell, of the Black
Mountain Presbyterian church. The
Rev. George B. Hammond, pastor of
th Canton Presbyterian church will
lead the devotional.
A large representation from each
church is expected.
To Observe Founder's
Day At Meet On Monday
The Central Elementary Parent
Teacher Association will observe
Founder's Day at their meeting on
Monday night. A special program
will comemorate the occasion.
A birthday feature will be part
of the program. Mrs. Linwood
Grahl will be in charge of the
social hour following adjournment.
"You have done a wonderful job
in Haywood County, but I hope that
you have just begun," said W. M.
Landees, assistant director ot ag
ricultural relations department of
the TVA, who was the principal
speaker at the annual and largest
meeting of the demonstration
farmers held in the court house on
This year the 4-H club boys and
girls combined ther annual
achievement day program with
their fathers and mothers, adding
unusual interest to the meeting,
which Was attended by more than
Prior to the illustrated talk by
Mr. Landees election of officers of
the demonstration farmers was
held, outstanding farmers were
given awards, and various people
assisting in promoting agriculture
progress in the county, were rec
ognized,' and certificates to the 4-H
club members presented.
-- Certificates of awards were pre
sented to the folowing outstand
ing farmers in the county: John H.
Allen, of Beaverdam, outstanding
farmer in county; township win
ners as follows: East Fork, D. L.
Pless; Pigeon, T. W. Cathey; Cecil,
W. F- Hipps; Waynesville, Mr. and
Mrs, Frank Leopard; Clyde, Tom
Rogers; Iron Duff, Joe D. Medford.
Also, Crabtree, G. C Palmer;
Fines Creek, Sam Ferguson; White
Oak, W. L. Messer; Jonathan, Jar
vis L. Palmer; Ivy Hill, D. C. Camp
bellMrs. Campbell received the
ward for her deceased husband.
Awards of wooden plaques for
their co-operation during the past
year in promoting agriculture in
terests in the county were present
ed to W. Curtis Russ, editor 61
The Waynesville Mountaineer; to
Jonathan Woody, president of the
First National Bank; to Harley C.
Wright, editor of the Canton En
terprise. This was the first time
such recognition had ever been
given in the Tennessee Valley, ac
cording to Mr. Landees.
Others, who had also lent their
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C, C. Hanson To Address
Local Masonic Lodge
C. C. Hanson, principal of the
Clyde schools, will be the guest
speaker at the regular communica
tion of the local Masonic Lodge
meeting on Friday night which will
start at 7:80.
Mr. Hanson will speak on "Pa
triotism," and all members of the
Waynesville lodge are urged to
L. T. New, Jr, spent the week.
end with his parents in Asheville.
Sought For Death
Of Michalove Girl
Damages of $50,000 are being
sought for the death of Maxlne
Evelyn Michalove, who was in
stantly killed on Main 'street here
last July, when her head was crush
ed against a post, as she leaned
from a bus, said to belonged to the
Order of Christian Education, Inc.
The suit was filed by W. W.
Michalove, administrator, in the
superior court of Buncombe county.
The plaintiff alleges that the bus
windows were not equipped with
screens or gratings to safeguard
the children, and the Michalove girl
had her head out a window of the
bus when she was struck by a post.
The accident happened near the
Presbyterian church here.
The suit was originally filed in
this county, but was moved to Bun
combe on montion of attorneys for
Will Observe 100th
Birthday On 18th
Captain Alden Howell, native of
Haywood County, who resides with
his daughter, Mrs. Jack Johnson,
at her home, 209 S. Van Ness Ave,
Los Angeles, Calif . will celebrate
his 100th' birthday anniversary on
February the 18th.
Captain Howell is one of the
three living Haywood county veter
ans of the War Between the States
and receives his regular monthly
pension of $30.41 from the Hay
wood county clerk of the court.
Captain Howell is the eon of D.
Collins Howell and Mourning Gar
rett Howell, and was born on Jona
than Creek, Feb. the 18th, 1841. At
the age of 21, 1861, he enlisted in
the Confederate Army and served
throughout the conflict.
Upon his return home he stud
ied law, but later turned to busi
ness and for many years was a rec
ognized leader here. Among his
many financial enterprises was the
establishment of the Bank of
Waynesville, the first bank west of
Asheville. ; ;
In Relief Calls
The relief problems of Haywood
County are getting less, when at
this season they would normally
be larger, according to Geo. A.
Brown, Jr.,.chairman of the county
board of commissioners, following
the regular meeting on Monday.
The decrease in requests for as
sistance was Attributed to the in
crease in employment offered
through the national defense pro
gram. Provisions for robbery Insu
rance for J. E. Ferguson, tax col
lector were included in the day's
routine of business.
Negro On Trial For
Death Of Two White
Men, Ready For Jury.
Four Local Men
To Be Members Of
2nd Florida Tour
Will Travel 1,857 Miles And
Distribute Thousands Of
Pieces of Advertising
Hugh Massie, W. A. Bradley,
Dr. J. R. MoOacken, and J. Dale
Stents, secretary of the Waynes
ville Chamber of Commerce, will
be members of the party of twenty
six prominent men of Western
North Carolina, who will make the
second annual tour of Florida.
They plan to leave on Tuesday
the 11th, and the itinerary will ex
tend over 1,858 miles of highway
and will require 12 daye to travel.
Places where stops will be made
include: Augusta, Macon, Valdos
ta, Ocala, St. Petersburg, Tampa,
Sarasota, Ft Myers, Miami, Ft.
Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, Ft.
Pierce, Orlando, Daytona Beach,
St. Augustine, Jacksonville, Savan
nah, and Columbia.
The tour will be made in a char-1
tered motor bus, which will be
escorted by the state highway pat
rolmen through Georgia and
Radio programs will be given
at practically every stop en route.
J. Dale Stents is radio chairman
of the tour and will be in charge
of the programs.
Mr. Stents stated yesterday that
he planned to distribute at least
6,000 piece of advertising liter'
ture from this immediate vicinity.
Well Known Baptist
Funeral services were held In
Elberton, Ga., for Dr. W. Houston
Rich, prominent Baptist minister,
native of Maggiei section of this
county, who died at his home in
Elberton on Monday.
Dr. Rich served a number of Bap
tist churches in this state. He was
located in Lexington for several
He moved to Georgia many years
ego and resided at Elberton, where
he bought a home. He served the
largest Baptist charge in Waycross,
Ga., where he built a church.
After he retired a short while
ago, he went back to Elberton
where he has since lived.
Dr. Rich married Miss Mattie
Haynes, daughter of the late Mr.
and Mrs. Humphrey Haynes, who
died several years ago.
He is survived by two daughters
and one son; one brother, Dr. J. C,
Rich, of the Candler section.
County Got In
Taxes In January
What is thought to be a record
in tax collections, was established
in January, when Haywood tax
payers paid -$59,820.61 into Tax
Collector J. E. Ferguson, according
to his monthly report to the county
The report showed that collec
tions were made as far back as
1929, in which instance the pen
alty was almost as much as the
Case Is Outgrowth Of Auto
Truck Collision Last Sep
tember On Highway Near
COURT DISPOSES OF
MANY CASES IN 3 DAYS
February Term Of Criminal
Court Expected To Adjourn
The Feburary term" of criminal
court, which convened here on
Monday morning, with Judge Zeb
V, Nettles, of Asheville, presiding,
is expected to adjourn sometime to
day, according to court attaches
The greater part of yesterday
was taken up with the trial of
Herman Lowery, colored, charged
with second degree murder. All
the evidence had been heard, the
lawyers spoke yesterday, and tha
case will go to the jury this morn
ing. The case grew out of a head-on
collision at the intersection of the
Asheville highway and the Rat
cliff Cove road around 10:15 o'clock
on Saturday night, on last Septem
ber the 7th. Two men, Walter
Odell Mason and Glenn Calhoun,
both 29, riding in the truck said to
have been hit by Lowery, were in
stantly killed. Lowery and tha
two other negroes riding with him
him were all seriously hurt.
Cases disposed .of since Monday
include the following: Jack Best,
who entered a plea of guilty of an
assault with a deadly weapon, was
given a suspended sentence of 6
yean on the payment of tha costs.
Boone Thompson, was given '
suspended sentence of 2 yean, '
with the costs to be paid, by July
term, of court TV, case ferer out
of a fight toith defendant and Jack
Best f -
Lloyd Sutton, charged with lar
ceny, was sentenced to state prison
from two to three years.
Howard Pressley, charged with
larceny, was given a suspended sen
tence of five years provided he re
turned to the U. S. Navy, where he
is now enlisted, and is to remain
out of the state for five years,
William Otis Stamey, was sen
tenced to the county roads for two
years for abandonment.
George Gibson, charged with
driving drunk, was fined $50 and
the cost, and his license revoked.
Ellis Pope was given 90 days on
the roads for driving drunk and his
C. D. Ford, charged with driv
ing while intoxicated, was fined
$50 and the costs and license re
voked. A suspended sentence of two
years on good behavior and pay-
(Continued on back page)
County Finances In
Best Condition Ever
"The financial status of Hay
wood county is the best in Several
years,'' said T. J. Cathey, county
"The tax collections under the
two past administrations have been
most satisfactory. The indebted
ness of Haywood county has been
reduced around one-half million
dollars during the past five years,"
continued the auditor.
Mr. Cathey stated that the total
indebtedness of the county as of
January the 1st, of, this year,
stands at $1,448,553.83, whereas
a few years ago it was nearly two
: The county now has outstanding
term bonds amounting to $102,500
and to offset this amount there is
a total of $80,633.78 in the banks
on interest This sinking fund will
be used to pay the term bonds
which will come due in 1942, 1943,
The county has on its books now,
uncollected taxes, prior to 1937,
totaling $103,750.28. Mr. Cathey
states that approximately 80 per
cent of this amount will eventually
be collected. As Mr. Cathey furth
er pointed out due to the depres
sion there was a period it was dif
ficult to make the collections as
they came due. -
Approximately seventy-two and
one-half per cent of the 1940 taxes
have been collected. Mr. Cathey
states that this is the best record
ever made at this time of the year
by the tax collectors.
Here By Teachers
One hundred representatives
from 15 schools from the territory
from Morganton to Murphy attend
ed the Western District Guidance
conference here on Friday at tha
Waynesville township high schooL
Dr. C. D. Killian, head of the de
partment of psychology and edu
cation and director of the guidance
clinic at Western Carolina Teachers
college, was elected president.
M. H. Bowles, superintendent,
of the local district schools was
named vice president and Dr. A.
B. Hoskins, of the field service of
Western Carolina Teachers college
was chosen secretary-treasurer.
One of the principal speakers on
the program was Mrs. Marguerite
W. Zapoleon, specialist, from the
office of the department of Educa
tion in Washington, D. C, who
spoke on "Sources of Accredited
Others taking part in the dis
cussions were S. Marion Justice,
director of vocational information
and guidance in North Carolina; W.
E. Smith, director of guidance in
the Hendersonville schools; Chas.
R. Holloman, field service of West
ern Carolina Teachers college. Dr.
C, D. Killian and M. H. Bowles, tha
latter superintendent of the local
Mr. Bowles told of the manner in
which the foundation of; the pro
gram is being laid locally and how
each teacher is being instructed vin
the program. He advocated a close)
tie up of the home room and class
activities with the guidance pro
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