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A Brief Survey of Cur
rent Events in State,
Nation and Abroad
the Facts Boiled
Down to a Few Pithy
VOL. XLV1II. NO. 11
FRANKLIN, N. C THURSDAY, MARCH 16, 1933
$150 PER YEAR
ECONOMY BILL PASSES
With Republicans as well as
Democrats swinging into line back
iof President Roosevelt's economy
program, the Senate passed, 62 to
13, Wednesday the bill granting
the chief executive power to slash
pay of federal officials and em
ployes and. to reduce war veterans'
benefits. The measure was sent
back to the house, which passed it
Saturday, for concurrence in sever
al minor amendments. It is esti-
mated that the measure will effect
savings of half a billion dollars, a
big ; step toward preserving the
national credit. Both North Caro
lina senators and all but one of
the state's congressmen' voted for
RELIEF BILLS NEXT
His economy bill passed by con
gress, President Roosevelt now is
planning to launch what he calls
the 'constructive" part of his pro
gram. He wants wider authority
for the government in seeking crop
production control and higher com
modity prices. He also has a plan
for releasing marginal lands from
production and is framing a relief
bill aimed at putting 200,000 men to
work within the next monthon re
Delinquent Taxpayers Will
Have Five Years
Amortization Plan Re
quires Payment of
Scores of favorite stocks gained
$2 to $16 a share on the New York
stock exchange Wednesday, reflect
ing restoration of confidence in big
business circles over reopening of
The General Assembly has rati
fied a bill; sponsored by Senator
R. A. Patton, which offers sub
stantial relief to the delinquent
taxpayers of Macon county.
Under its provisions, "all delin
quent taxpayers of Macon county
and of any municipality or politic'
al subdivision shall have five years
in which to pay all such delin
quent taxes which have been here
tofore levied and assessed against
them, upon the condition that all
such delinquent taxpayers shall
within each year of the five-year
period, pay one-fifth of unpaid
It further provides : 'That all de
linquent taxpayers of Macon coun
ty, and of any municipality or, any
other sub-division of government
in said county, whose lands have
been sold for taxes and purchased
by the county or other municipality
Crop Loans Nov Available
To Macon County Farmers;
Borrowers Limited to $300
thousands of sound banks. It was or subdivisions of government to
one of the mpst brilliant recoveries which such taxes are or were due,
in the history of the exchange. shall have five years from the date
of the ratification ot this act in
4 -11 1 V
HOI TAP PASSF4 RFFR MIX wnicn to pay . an Dae taxes upon
. By a vote of 316 to 97, a wildly sa,(1 lanfls- ana S1X Per cent mteresi
enthusiastic house passed the ad- annum uPn a i ucn-aeun-ministration's
beer bill Tuesday Uu.ent. ta,xes from thf , date when
.Ptit U n thA fnat utWp saia lanas were so soia.
overwhelming approval is expected na? au unpaid ana aeiinquem
in the next few days. Action came xc? .'. 1Vi4W"
on thhill. nuertrA to raise $125.- municipality or otner suDaivision
nnnnnn tiwrnnm ,,a ,n. thereof, except such as those up
VWfWW V yAtVfWVjVW - VMV I V 1 L, 1 J
nually, less than 30 hours after on w""- .
p.,Mt pA.it n m or tax foreclosure suits brought,
gress a message urging immediate shall ar interest at the rate, of
wmnrn. in rarrvnt and after June 30, subsequent to
the Democratic party's platform the time when such taxes became
pledge to modify the Volstead act. auc an" iy. , ,
pu- renin voousnea
lire - uicaauic - leaves - an n.guiatui i - . - - . , ,
,.fJ : mat an iwces in me cuumjr vi
states ; requires brewers io pay ano mumc paiuy or
an annual license fee nf $1,000: im- suu" "I?1:
Farmers desiring federal farm
crop loans this year should consult
F, S. Sloan, county agent, accord
ing to an announcement received
by The Press from S. S. Williams,
of Waynesville, field inspector for
this district of the government's
crop production loan office.
Application blanks can be se
cured from H. W. Cabe, cashier
f the Bank of Franklin, who has
been appointed to fill out the
blanks and acknowledge them as a
notary. The borrower is required
to pay fees incident to filing ap
plications for loans and recording
Mr. Williams plans to be in
Franklin Saturday morning, March
18, to consider applications sub
mitted up to that time. Mr. Wil
liams, however, will not make the
loans. First, the applications must
be passed upon by a county ad
visory committee and then sent to
the. regional office at Washington
for final approval.
that only those who cannot get
loans elsewhere are eligible for
loans from the $90,000,000 fund
authorized by Congress. e Loans
can be used only for crop produc
tion, and require the borrower to
reduce his acreage of cash crops
30 per cent under last year, unless
he does not intend to plant more
than 2 1-2 acres of tobacco, 20
acres of corn, 2 1-2 acres of truck
crops, 8 acres of potatoes, 40 acres
The maximum permitted to any
one borrower this year is $300, or
in case of tenants, the total of all
loans to tenants of any one land
lord within a single county cannot
exceed $1,200. The actual amount
advanced by authorities will depend
upon the borrower's requirements.
A first lien or mortgage on the
crop will be required. The regula
tions require that loans be repaid
oil or before October 31, 1933. In
terest at S 1-2 per cent deducted
in advance, will be charged.
Since the loans call for a first
lien on the crop as security the
borrower frequently has to pro
cure waivers from prior motgages
or rights. If the applicant is
tenant, or is farming land under
contract for deed or so-called crop
contract, or has given a prior
mortgage on his 1933 crops, the
regulations state he must secure
the waivers of the actual owners
of the land and or all prior' mort
gage holders. If the applicant is
the owner of the land and farms
it with tenants , or share croppers
waivers of such tenants or share
croppers must be secured. The
regulations further specify that the
person waiving his prior rights
IN FIE SWING
150 Men Employed in Two
Shifts on One
PAYROLL IS $1,500
With Good Weather,
Work Expected To
With improvement of the weath
er and erection of a rock crusher
completed, work on the regrading
and surfacing of highway No. 28
west of Franklin is getting into
About 150 men are employed in
two shifts on one project alone,
the grading and surfacing from
Franklin to the foot of the moun
tain. The payroll now amounts to
more than $1,500 every two weeks.
Contract for work on this project
was let to Cobb & Homewood, of
Chapel Hill, who have sublet the
To Reopen Bank;
Is Fully Solvent
must agree not to dispose of his
rent note, mortgage, or other
curity without first having obtain
ed the written consent of a duly
authorized agent of the Secretary
The regulations make it unlaw
ful for any person to dispose of
or assist in disposing of any crops
given as security for any crop
loan, except for the account of the
Secretary of Agriculture and pro
vide for fine and imprisonment for
violation of such regulation. The
regulations also require that each
borrower agree to plant a garden
for his home use and sufficient
acreage ;to furnish feed for his
grading toHend.ricks . & Kenn edy,
and the stone work to J. B.
Work also is underway on an
other project, grading and surfac
ing of the link over the mountain
to Rainbow Springs, contract for
which was let to C. Y. Thomason,
of Greenwood, S. C.
4 Miles Graded -
poses a tax of $5 a barrel of 31
l able at the face amount of such
... gallons of beer, and provides for if Pad before ; June- 30, im-
protection to dry states. An al- uuhi.
,t,i:- iTf i IIS.; rX- r-r when- such taxes- are due -and pay-
"cent isprovided; ."pDierana nereaner sucn aennqueni
lax snail UCdl IIllCICSl dl II'C Ittlt
I.EAS PUT IN JAIL. u' S1A P
r T ulrA T at nrA Viio enn T til-
Lea, Jr., Nashville, Tenn, publish- SlaPle ChOOl
AmH m1 kniiA Kaam iintirYfir Avtk I
ci a wuu nave utcu uuukuik who- . - . 11
j-.- A- xt.l r. is-r tZ The seventh month honor roll
union iu iurui aiumia. lur . muic 1 . t , . . . . - T
than a month, were arrested Tties- the S,a?lc. sc,ho1;. w,th J' J
day at Clarksville, Tenn., where Mann as P"nc.pai, ioi.ows:
they had been in hiding at the .
hnrne of a- friptid' TVip arrpstslJ"
Sheriff Slagle Receives
First grade: Hunter Anderson,
D. Dills, Tom Setser, Ruth
were made by Sheriff Laurence CrtJA Gladys Kenny.
Brown of Asheville and deputies on Th,.rd &At: Myrtle Lewis and
warrant for their extradition nnie ua.ryrnp.e
rourtn graae: wiane naerson,
Ruth Dills and Agnes Ledford.
- Sixth - grade - Harold Ledford. -
-Seventh grade: Bobby Arthor,
Hayne Arthor, Louise Dills, John
Andrew Setser. Tarter Hurst, Hoyt
signed by the governor of Ten
nessee. They were placed in jail
at -Clarksville,- where - they : will be
allowed to remain until thev have
.had ample .opportunity .totake any
Leas were convicted in Buncombe Ledford and Charles SetSer
- county- superior.- court in -August,
Metnoaist rastors and
' Laymen To Hold Con-
Sheriff A. B. Slagle received
Tuesday from the governor's of
fice at Raleigh an official Procla
mation signed" by thechief ex
ecutive, offering a reward of $100
for the "apprehension and delivery"
to the sheriff of J. R. Bell, wanted
on charges of murder and bur-.
glary in connection with the rob
bery and fatal attack on George
Dryman at his home on Coweta
on January 23.
Additional rewards of $100 each
have been posted by the county
and the estate of Mr. pryman.
The state's award was announced
several weeks ago, but it was not
until March 6 that the governor's
official proclamation was signed.
The proclamation carries the
following "description rof 'Bell
1931, of conspiracy to violate the 3AS QUIT LEAGUE
banking laws in connection with , ine jainW;wum u.. o-iu.-
the failure of the Central Bank vul.cu l" l,.'r ,caB"
and Trust company of Asheville. """ff
Col. Lea was sentenced to serve uc,.""rtl,u"
SIA IV iv vtaia aiiu 111a ojn wao - - .
fined $25,000 with an alternative of emPeror r.e the yea" no'
- tT.L o. : of resignation and the notice that
two to six years in prison. ... .
jaAii win itiiaiii iii iiiiivi vii
mnneuTtv euro I man lsianu in inc racuic wim.n
The general assembly on Friday s,,c ntnus on ,CdBUC "'-""
enacted into law the measure rtt
t... ... ,..,M Fate St. John was charged in
1UIU1C wacj, oiou a iuvobuiv pvi -i ...... i . i 4.I.-
mitting the refunding of tax sales Tlr . !h
certificates for failure td pay taxes - .
from 1927 to 1931. f f' , T Z : Z
UCtlU Ull X IU4U Willi v
I J I 1-1 T. J
eBftira et ivro ta nir , neaa ana uoay. n was -supposcu
"I'm no scared that chair," shout-"? "au 'r""8
ed Guiseppe Zangara when he was w- w
jJ , . UiLi Pia rnrt nn but St. John is said to have re-
Friday to face sentence for the cently implicated himself.
slaying of Chicago s mayor, Anton
Cermak. He had pleaded guilty the
previous day. He.;. was., sentenced
to die in , the electric chair, the
governor to -set the date. - Cermak
was one of five shot on February
IS when Zangara tried to assassi
nate President Roosevelt. ,.
Height,. 5 ft. lOVi inches ; weight,
165 lbs. ; hair, light ; eyes, blue ;
A copy of the proclamation ap-
pears : in - an. advertisement - in this
issue of The Press.
Methodists from many churches
in the western end ot the-Waynes
ville district are expected to meet
atthe Franklin Methodist church
at 2 :45o'clockSunday afternoon
for a pre-Easter conference and
fellowship meeting called by the
Rev. L. B. Hayes, presiding elder
of the district. Both pastors and
laymen of the Methodist churches
from Sylva west to Murphy have
been asked by the presiding elder
to attend the conference.
Appearing on fhe program, ac
cording to an announcement by the
Rev. O. P. Ader, pastor of the
local Methodist church, will be the
Rev. H. R. Cornelius, who wil
conduct the devotions.
FOR U.K. MEET
District Convention To Be
Held in Franklin
Approval of Application
By Bank Department
At Least $50,000 in Gold
Hendricks & Kennedy have com
pleted grading about four miles of
roadway on the upper end of the
project and Ross has laid more
than two miles of first course
Adverse weather conditions have
hindered operations by the con
tractors, but much has been ac
complished in spite of heavy rains.
If favored with better weather, the
contractors expect to make head
way with much greater speed, giv
ing work to more men.
Under regulations prescribed by
the-government, - the - work -4s - sup-4
posed to be completed by-June-4.
In order to give work to as many
men as possible, two shifts are
employed on each project. "Wages
are set at 20 cents an hour for
common labor and 30 cents an hour
for skilled labor.
Mrs. T. J. Johnston was hostess
to the Macon county U. D. C.
chapter on Monday afternoon for
its regular March meeting.
Plans were discussed for the
forthcoming district convention to
be held in Franklin next month.
It was announced that permission
had been obtained from Mrs.JSam
L. Rogers to have the sessions at
Reports .were hearffromthc"
registration luncheon. frogram
and decoration committees were ap
pointed last meeting and their con
vention plans are shaping nicely.
It was agreed that each member
send a small personal gift to the
Confederate Old Woman's Home,
where the widows of the veterans
are being maintained by the Unit
ed Daughters of the Confederacy.
Pamphlets on General J. E. B.
Stuart, ordered sometime ago by
the chapter, were distributed. Sev
eral copies will be placed in dif
ferent schools in the county and
in the history department of the
Mrs. Johnston, assisted, by her
daughter, Mrs. George Johnston,
served delicious coffee and cake.
Setting out New Trees
Ranger Don Young of Nantahala
National Forest, is supervising the
planting of 16 acres of the forest
area, just east of Otto on Evan's
Creek, with red pines and yellow
poplars. The trees, ' which are of
the two-year size, rare being planted
about 1,000 to the acre.
Red Pine is a northeastern spe
cies and is a new comer tp this
section. All of the plants are be
incf shipped from the National
Forest nursery at Parsons, West
The land being planted is an old
worn out cornfield. A crew of
"Rev. Wade - Johnston, who will
talk on "Echoes from the Ashe
villeConf erence." ;
Dr. R. P. Walker, pastor of the
Waynesville, - Presbyterianzrchurch,
who will address the gathering on
Rev. W. G. McFarland, of An
drews, who will speak on "Easter."
Tea will be served by the ladies
of the Franklin church at S o'clock
during a fellowship period. A
"tea table talk" will be given by
Mrs. C. N. Clark, of Canton.
Vespers ; will . be conducted at
5:40 by. the Rev. J..H. Carper, of
A. Romulus Sanders Dies
A. Romulus Sanders, 73, farmer
of the Watauga section, died at
his home Wednesday afternoon at
3 o'clock from influenza.
Funeral services were held at the
Watauga Baptist church Thursday
afternoon with the Rev. A. S.
Solesbee in charge.
Mr. Sanders is survived by his
widow, fouf daughters, Mrs. Elmer
Green, Mrs. Sumner Duley and
Mrs. Dave Tallent, of Hopewell,
Va., and Mrs. Dave Morgan, of
Watauga; one son, J. B. Sanders,
nf Wataiica ; nnp half sister Mrs. I
Harve Cabe, of Franklin, Route 4: 1 For. Road Beautification
ders, of Lexington, Ky.
For the -first -time since Jast-iall
the acceptance of applicantslor
original enlistment in the marine
corps has been resumed, according
to an announcement" received from
Major E. M. Reno, officer in
charge, marine corps recruiting sta
"During the" lull in" recruiting a
number-of -vacancies-in- the- corps
h ave occu red and th c Savann ah
district, which comprises the states
of Virginia, North and South Caro
lina, Florida, and the eastern part
of Georgia, has been assigned a
limited number of these vacancies
Young men in this vicinity be
tween the ages of 18 and 30 who
are at least 68 inches in height
and have completed high school
who desire service in the marine
corps should apply or write the
Ready to meet, dollar for dollar,
ell demands made on deposits ac
cepted since the bank reopened as
a clearing house and liquidating
agency in May, 1931, the Bank of
Franklin Thursday was waiting for
authority from the state banking
department at Raleigh to open for
the regular transaction of business.""
The bank was closed Monday,
Mareh-6ruiider-theblanket -- bank-:
mg holiday orders issued by the
Hate and federal' governments.
Application for . reopening was
filed by the Bank of Franklin early
this week and all that is needed
now for reopening is the red tape
approval of the banking depart
ment. Wednesday it was reported
that 97 banks had reopened in the
state. This "number- included1, 30
national banks and four institu
tions affiliated with the federal re
serve system. Wednesday night
the banking department issued per
mits for the reopening of about
100 state banks. The department
was reported working day and
night, reviewing applications from
banks throughout the state.
Guerney P. Hood, commissioner
of banks, issued a statement de-
claring that failure of any bank to
appear in the list did not reflect -on
its solvency. He explained that
the applications had been number
ed as" theywere"Tecerved and that
e and his assistants were Yeview-
ing the applications as they appear
ed -tonthc - fatvsi
March 17 Set Aside
Born to Mr. and Mrs. - J.
Snyder, a daughter, on March 11,
at Cornelia, Ga. They formerly
lived at Franklin.
Mrs. Leonard Home and Mrs
six men is at work, which will be Clarence Phillips motored to Frank
finished this week.
One of Oldest Residents
In the most impressive funeral months,
Mrs. Joanna Cunningham died at
the home of her son, Frank, on
Iotla Wednesday morning at 10
o'clock, after an illness of several
until June, would have bccn,95 years
old, and next to the oldest woman
in Macon county. She had been
confined to her bed for the past
two years, but she was always
rites ever witnessed in Chicago,
ennm ,i.a ! Minn Io'tla Methodist church Thursday
Friday -to the grave of Mayor An- morning at 11 o clock with the Rev.
ton Cermak while a vast multitude N. G Duhn, pastor, assisted by
looked on. Civic services were at- the Rev. A S. Solesbee?, Baptist
tended by a host of city, state and minister conducting the final ntei.
national notable!. Mr- Cunningham, had she hyed
Funeral services were held at the cheerful and had a kind word for
everybody. . She had been a mem
ber of the Iotla Methodist church
Surviving are her son, Frank
Cunningham, and a number of rel
atives and friends,
While - Mr. Sanders was not old
enough to be in the Confederate
army he enjoyed telling how the
Carpetbagger, KTrk treated his
people when, he passed through
Macon county, and how the Yan
kee soldiers would take everything
they could get their hands on.
When he died he had in his pos
session some cannon balls and rel
ics which Kirk and his band left
after one of their visits.
rzM arch -HfiArbor 'Day-r-Jias -becu
set aside by the" state highway de-
Any local civic organizations in
lerestedarjre(iuested.J.n a letter
receivedbyThe"" Press to notify
the district highway office at An
drews, N. C.
34 DIE IN TORNADO
Thirty-four persons are dead and
200 injured as the result of a
devastating I tornado which swept
from one end of Tennessee to the
other Tuesday night.
QUAKES WREAK HAVOC
A death toll of more than 100
persons, a list of injured running
into the thousands, and property
damage in excess of $50,000,000
was reported after a check up o
damage wreaked by a series
violent earthquake - shocks whicl
threw Southern California into
turmoil Friday and Saturday of
last week. Long Beach bore th
brunt of the temblors.
Library Group Organized
With Duncan as President
lin Saturday to do some shopping.
Mrs. Jonathan Phillips visited her
daughter, Mrs. Odell Snyder, last
Thursday. We are glad to know
that she is able to be where she
can . walk, again,
The B. " Yr Pr Ur mer Saturday
night at Well's Grove church. They
had a nice program and there
was a good crowd present.
Mrs. C. L. Garner visited her
daughter, Mrs. Paul Carpenter,
Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Culver and
Edna Snyder went to Highlands
Tuesday, returning the same day.
A crowd of young people from
this community attended the league
at Gark's Chapel Sunday evening.
The Rev. Norvin C. Duncan, rec
tor of St. Agnes Episcopal church,
was elected president , of the new
Franklin Library "association at a
meeting in the library in the -Ma
sonic hall Saturday afternoon.
Mrs. Lassie Kelly Cunningham
was elected vice president of . the
association and John W. Edwards
was named secretary and treasurer.
Mr. bdwards was instructed to
draw up a constitution and set of
by-laws to be submitted for adop
tion at the next meeting of the or
ganization. After a brief discussion at Satur
day's meeting it was agreed that
a nominal membership fee should books
Rew)y To Pay Off
There is no expectancy of diffi-
cUltyin 1iaving"theTT'ranklin bank'sr
pplication approved. H. W. Cabe,
the cashier, told The Press Thurs
day morning thattheinstitution,.
was 100-per cent solveni-sa-faxaS
deposits accepted since May, 1931,
are concerned. Most of the money,
he explained, is in the bank's vault
and the rest, is in the Wachovia
Bank and Trust company, of Ashe
ville, 1 and the Central Hanover
Bank and Trust company, of New
York, both of which are affiliated
with the federal reserve systems
and are now open.
Warnings that the anti-hoarding
aw would be strictly enforced
have brought thousands of dollars
out of hiding in Macon county
fipfesTeiOtravanable' as to the"
exact amount of gold and gold cer
tificatesTedeposited - by- hoarders 7"
but an individual in close touch
with business throughout the.
county estimated that at least $50,-
000 in hoarded funds had Heen
turned in. Very little of this was
be charged those wishing to receive
, l. f .t '
Denetns ot the library, it was
also decided that, in lieu of a cash
membership fee, the; donation of
good book would be acceptable.
open each Saturday f.or the pres
ent, and later to open it on Wed
nesdays and Saturdays. Several
persons hnve volunteered their ser
vices as monitors.
As soon as funds are available
the association expects to purchase
some new books and to subscribe
to several good magazines. Mrs.
N. , W. Sloan and Mrs. Blackburn
W. Johnson have been appointd
members of a committee on new
handled by the Bank of Franklin,
Gold Pour In
Wednesday afternoon the bank
posted official notices issued by
the government, calling attention' to
the anti-hoarding law, which pro
vides a penalty of $10,000 fine, 10
years imprisonment, or both.Thurs-
day morning a small flood of gold
poured into the bank.1 One would
not have thought there were so
many gold coins in the county.
Pieces ranging from $2.50 up, many
of them evidently Jceepsakes,were
exchanged for currency. At noon
Mr. Cabe counted them up; they
totaled more than $500. A number
of gold certificates also had been
The anti-hoarding law is aimed
especially at those who have with
drawn large sums of money in re
cent months, but it is broadly writ
ten so as to cover hoarding in any
form: It also gives banks authority
to inquire as to the purpose for
which any large withdrawals are
intended to determine whether the
withdrawer really has a legitimate
use for the money or is taking it
out to hoard.
TOBACCO PRICE GAIN SHOWN
Final season figures of the federal-state
crop reporting service
show North Carolina growers sold
283,495,702 pounds of tobacco at
an average of $11.98 per hundred