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A Brief Survey of Cur
rent Events in State,
Nation and Abroad
the Facts Boiled
Slje Hjiglilanfta 0anmtmt
PROGRESSIVE LIBERAL INDEPENDENT
own to a Few Pithy
VOL. XLVIII, NO. 23
FRANKLIN. N. C THURSDAY, JUNE 8, 1933
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' At Rock HillAS. C, on Sunday,
some 250 representative textile
workers met to) ask a senatorial
probe into wjiat was termed "a
system of peonage" in textile mills.
LEGAL TENDER BILL
The senate followed the houte
on Saturday, in pa wage of the
Rooaevelt bill putting all money
on equality with gold in pay
ing all contract, both private
HOT SPRINGS MAN KILLED
Entering a quarrel between two
taxi drivers over a, fare, W. T.
Whitten, 53, cafe operator, was
shot to death in the Hot Springs
community, near Asheville on Sat
urday. T; A. Russell was held on
a murder charge.
ORDERS 12 N. C. CAMPS
President Roosevelt last week
prdored the opening of 12 ad
ditional forestry camps in North
Carolina, 200 men to be station
ed at each of them located on
private lands in Moore, Stokes,
Yadkin, Durham, Burke, Wil
son, Bertie Edgecombe, Rutner-
ford "and "Cumberland "counties."
A state land camp will be open
ed in Hyde county. .
VETS HAY GET
Enlistments of ; Former
Service Men Starts
Over 100 Rotarians Coming
To Franklin for District
Assembly July 17 and 18
N. C. PAYS MORE TO U. S.
Internal revenue collections in
North Carolina in May were $25,
305,182, which was. $7,685,259 more
than the state paid in May of last
Hopping off from New York Sat
urday on a solo flight around the
world, James Mattern changed his
plan for a first stop; at Paris,
landed early Sunday near Oslo,
Norway, flew Monday to Moscow
and shortly later roared eastward,
landing next at Omsk, Siberia, from
wheer he resumed his flight Wed
nesday morning, He was forced
down'-'abtmt "oOt mnW uTrher-cm
his journey, but it -was not disclosed-
whether he had been in
jured. It was feared he would be
ey Post and Harold Gatty in circl
ingthe globe tneightdays, 15
hours and 51 minutes.
N. C. QUOTA IS 650
Those Interested Advised
To See County Wel
Enrollment of war veterans for
the Civilian Conservation corps will
get under way in North Carolina
on June 12 and continue through
June 22, according to an annuonce
ment issued by J. S. Pittman, man
ager of the .Veterans' Administra
tion office at Charlotte.
North Carolina has been alloted
a quota of 650 enlistments for war
veterans, including- those who serv
ed not only in the World War,
but also those who served in the
Spanish-American war, the Phil
ippine insurrection, the Morocco
expedition and the Boxer rebel
lion. The requirements are : (A) Ser-
vice in the armed torces ot the
United States during war; (B)
honorable discharge from service;
(C) veteran is unemployed ; (D)
veteran is citizen of the United
States; (E) physical fitness: (F)
The allotment of veterans' en
listments for this county has not
been announced. Those interested
may obtain necessary information
from Miss Rachel Davis county
welfare superintendent, who will be
glad to . assist in filling out the
proper- application -form.
Recruits accepted in the veterans'
enrollment quota will first be pass
ed by the Veterans' Administration
and 4hen by the army. Enrollments
will be for six months and pay will"
bt on the same basis as that-xe-
lOLLISON PLANE CRASHES
his -wife, - Amy- Johnson, crashed in
take off early Thursday morning
from London on a transAtlantic
flight to New York. Neither of
the noted fliers was injured.
WORK FOR EARLY
Congress is striving to wind up
its business and adjourn by the
end of this week. President Roos
evelt, in order to make this pos
sible, sent word to the Capitol
that he would withhold '.his 'pro-
. posed request for power to ne
-gotiate -oil- -tariff $, .
10 YEARS' PEACE PROMISED
' A pact promising 10 years of
peace in Europe and pledging sup
port to disarmament was signe
Wednesday night in Rome by Pre
mier Mussolini of Italy and the
ambassadors of France, Great Brit
ain and Italy.
More than 100 Rotarians from 48
North and South Carolina clubs
in the 58th Rotary district are ex
pected to come to Franklin for the
annual district assembly, which will
be held here Monday and Tuesday,
July 17 and 18, it was announced
yesterday by J. E. Lancaster, sec
retary of the Franklin club.
The president ami secretary of
each club in the district are ex
pected to attend, the district pres
ident, Robin Phillips, of Asheville,
also is to be present. Many of
the Rotarians will probably bring
The Scott-Griffin hotel will be
headquarters1 of the assembly, but
other - hotels and boarding houses
will-assist in entertaiflin-th-visit-ors.
Many of them have made very
attractive special rates which they
hope will induce manyof the Ro
tarians to bring their families and
the assembly. The Franklin club
is planning to invite the delegates
to arrive on Sunday, instead of
Monday, so they will have time
to see as much of the mountain
country as possible.
The assembly will convene at
10 o'clock in the morning of the
opening day and remain in session
until 4 p. m. That night there will
be a meeting open to the public.
The ' meetings will close with a
luncheon on Tuesday. Details of
the program have not been com
pleted, but it is planned to have
several prominent speakers here.
The Franklin club hopes to arrange
automobile tours both to Highlands
and Wayah Bald for the visitors.
The local club is very proud over
h aving -obtained the assembly ior
Franklin, as it is expected to help
put Franklin "on the map" more
indelibly than ever. The club has
been endeavoring for four years
This Action Made Nece a
sary By New Statewide
Dies Few Minutes
stay longer than the two days of to bring the assembly here.
Union Services in Methodist
Church To Start Next Week
ceived by other C. C. C. recruits,
namely $30 a month. Those vet
erans who are enrolled and accept
ed and who have dependents will
be expected to send three-fourths
of - the-amount-of - the cash -allow
REV a P. ADER
The Rev. O. P. Ader, pastor of
iheTrankTin Methodist church, has
been superannuated on account of
ill health and his family is moving
ibis week "from the parsonage on
Mai n street to Trinity, n ear High
Point. - -- --
Dr. B. Charles Bell Coming
Wednesday To Do
Mr. Ader has been re
moved to Trinity from the Duke
University hospital, where he was
taken for treatment after he suf
fered a heart attack here about
Discharge of Gun
48 School Districts Wiped;
Out and Replaced by
3 Large Ones
Complying with the new sta.r
wide school law, the Macon coi.n
ty board of education has reducol
the number of school district;-, 'n
the . county from 48 to three an 1
abolished all of the commuiii:
school committees, it was announc
ed this week by M. D. Billings,
perintendent of schools for hfs 14 th
Mr. Billings said the new districts
were set up largely on the basis
of the location of high schools. Ad
vanced pupils in . the Nantahala
district will continue to go to the
Almond high school in Swain coun
ty, Macon county buses conveying
them to the county line, where they
are met by Swain county buses.
Schools in the Highlands dist-. it
are the Highlands consolidate!
school and the Scaly school. la
the Nantahala district , are the
Aquone, Kyle, Otter Creek, F.iir
view, Camp. Branch and Becchcr
schools. All of the rest of the
schools, 39 white and one ne.ro,
are in the Franklin district
Professor Billings said it ha 1 m t
been determined whether uny
school consolidations would be or
dered this year, as last
2 Relatives of Ingram
Two clote relative of CHarlea
L. Ingram, who was accidentally
killed Wednesday afternoon by
the discharge of a gun in his
own hands, died similar deaths.
Some years ago an luncle, John
Love, was killed when an o!J
muzzle loader gun fired acci
dentally while he was hunting.
Carl Ledford, a nephew, was
fatally wounded by a discharge
from a shot gun. Ledford, like
Mr. Ingram, was crossing a
fence when the mishap occurred.
Funeral with Masonic
Rites Held This
LEAVES BIG FAMILY
Held Various Positions of
Public Trust; Last
Struck in the neck by an acci
dental discharge from a small bore
shotgun in his own hands, Charles
LeeIngramD8. Macon county's.
representative"! n the ."TastT-general "
Plans for the special union ser
vices to be held in the Franklin
Methodist church have been mak
ing splendid progress, according to
Rev. J. A. Flanagan, pastor of the
Franklin Presbyterian church.
The-congregations of ..the .Pres
byterian and Methodist churches
mornincr. lune 11. with Rev. Mr. mission - last week-and will . szrvc
Tlanagairtoing he-preaching. 3un-4as the basis -for allotment -oLiezah -J
Await Teacher Allotment
The new organization plan wn3
submitted to the state school xam-
two months agx At first hope was
. . . - . :.. ... , f neid on i max ne wuuki recover
ance oa noinwinetrxiepeiioem ffi-t,ntl afteFlr
Seriously Injured when
Struck by Timber
John Jennings, 45, employe of
H. Arthur Osborne, lumber dealer,
who was seriously injured last
T?1nr i frti-nnn time rfnrwtlMl
Thursday at Angel Brothers' feos- library of a set of 10 volumes of
K rvnrinr "nirPv " -tHislory of the World War, by
good rest to
resume his pastorate here. Phy
sicians have advised him, however,
that he is in no condition to con
tinue in active service and, the
Methodist board has superannuated
The board of stewards of the
local church have not yet succeeded
in securing a new- pastor.
Before leaving Franklin Mrs.
Ader made a gift to the Franklin
Mr. Jennings was standing in
the railroad T3r(l -watt ing- f or a-ear-load"
of brick swhich - were to- be
unloaded. As he waited two large
wooden doors " of the fence " sur
rounding the yard swung.' open in
the face of -a gust of wind. One
of the doors swung out over " the
track and was struck by the train.
The door was splintered and a
f I I. II- ' T
piece ot me woou siruciv an. jm
nmgs standing . nearby
Francis Whiting Halscy, and nine
2 MORE STATES IN
Indiana became the tenth state
to vote for repeal of the 18th
amendment Tuesday by a two-to-oite
"TnajofilyDtr" Monday" llliirois
v;o.led torrc p caLby ai our-to -one
McGuire Wins Coveted
Prize "at Duke
William B. McGuire, Jr., of
Franklin, member of the grad
uating class of the Duke Uni
versity law school, was announc
ed Wednesday as the, winner of
the Willis Smith prize, awarded
yearly to the graduating mem
ber of the law school with the
"best scholastic average for the
full -three-years' course.-. The
prize was a set of law books.
McGuire hr.s made an unusual
record as a student at Duke.
He has been initiated into Phi
Beta Kappa, national scholastic
fraternity; Omnicorn Delta
Kappa, another honorary fra
ternity; and was elected presi
dent of the school's student bar
associrtion. Besides making a
good rr-cord in his scholastic
purnuits, he also has taken a
leading part in various campul
NEW JUSTICES APPOINTED
--'Following are -the -new ju sices and
the townslivps they are to serve:
J. R. -Shields, Nantahala township
Nor 2 p Johtr-NorKMi,- Smith s-lkilge
township; W. S. Ilavis and J. C.
Mell, both for Highlands town-
shin: Will Henrv and (). E. Moses,
He was! Klliial township; K. Ftirman An
tn tlin tumnital. where it I tlerson ' Burningtown township;
was found he had suffered serious Lee Mason, Cowce township; and
abdominal injuries. IJ. Grace Fleming, Robert Sumiey,
Claude Turpin, flagman on the ami John w. tuiwarcis, rraiiKim
train, narrowly escaped injury. I township. ,
Woman Drives School Bus
Over Most Dangerious Route
day afternoon a special outdoor
mass meeting-will-be held-in the
McCoy grove on Iotla street, the
song.jeriice beginning at 4 o'clock.
The Rev. L. B. Hayes, presiding
will preach at this time, with the
song services being led by Mr.
Dale Stentz, of Lake Junaluska.
Sunday night at 8:15 o'clock, Rev.
Mr. Hayes will preach in the
Special cottage prayer meetings
are being arranged for Monday
and Tuesday nights in the various
homes of the community, at 7:30
o'clock, followed by services in
the church at 8:15 o'clock with
Rev. Mr. Hayes preaching.
On Monday evening prayer meet
... 1 1 .1 ML. '
ings win ue neia in me loitowmg
K. Cunningham, Harrison avenue;
Mr. and Mrs. Zeb Conley, Mr. and
Mrs. W. B. McGuire, Mr. and
Mrs. E. B. McCollum.
Mr. and Mrs. W. A. McNeil,
Orlando apartments, Mr. and Mrs
George M. Slagle, Mr. and Mrs.
Gus Leach, Mrs. Jess Sloan, Mrs.
H. 0. Cozad
The following leaders have been
secured to lead these prayer ser
vices: The Rev. L. B. Hayes,
Rev. J. L. Teague, Rev. S. R
Crockett, Rev. J. A. Flanagan, Rev
Eugene R. " Eller,and Messrs R
ers for the ensuing term. 11:.
LBillings explained that the co '.ty
hoard would be unable to r.-.m
the school faculties for next w . 1:1
Mrs.-O. Cr-Hall-ofKyleT m;y
not be the oniy woman school bus
driver in North Carolina, but it is
doubted whether any other school
bus driver in the state, man .or
woman, can boast of a record like
Mrs. Hall lias the hardest route
It is 12 miles long, covering Kyle,
Aquone-ancL other, vdfnfflunttuis, in.
the Nantahala section, i he ad
vanced pupils in this district, 20
in number, go to the high stchool
at Almond. It is Mrs. Hall's job
to carry them to the Swain county
line, where they are transferred
to another bus, which carries tnem
the remaining 12 miles to Almond.
It is not the length of the route
that makes this driver's task ardu
ous; it's the road she must travel
the Winding Stair, or the Devil's
Stair, as fome call it, windiiifj dowm
prciitSus clit! from a high'
tness into Nantahala
The mad, known as the most cir
cuitous in the . mountains of .West
mi Ninth Carolina, has caused
many an experienced' driver to
quail Cut out of a' rock cliff, it
is covered with a ... loose shoal.
Along most of the way it is im
" pos sibtef ortwo-rars-to-pas s. Go--uis
do.ivn,.-tin r .tnijslJkexi' hiscar
The Rev. B. Charles Bell, D. D
of Red River Presbytery, Synod of
Louisiana, is expected to arrive
Wednesday to do - the . preaching
ihrough the remaining services ofj
untiL It hears from the state r. t
how- many- the - county- will be-au-
board hoped to have this infor
mation by July 1 so it could l mil
the teachers in time for the runl
schools to open between July 17
and 24. The selection of teacher
will be entirely in the hands of
the county board. Under terms of
a bill enacted by the general, as-1
sembly at the request of Senates
K. A. ratton, preterence nnis io
given to teachers who are ref Went,
of this county.
The new school law provider for
an eight-months school term for
all'clVcs7fu'rT""a well as "iJy",
to be supported by "the" stat"Pir
tricts desirinc nine month i of
school may, add the extra month1
at local expensed if such act;or
approved ..by. the ' voters an.l ..th
district is not in default o:i any
Professor Billings announrpdllh"t
the total average daily attc.Khn-'
in the Macon county sclioo'i last
term was 2,928, as compare ' v i.'i
2,800 the previous term. This av
erage attendance in the rohircJ
(Continued on page six)
County Welfare Work and
Relief Activities Well
Miss Rachel Davis has been re
elected . county superintendent of
public welfare by the joint action
of the county school board and the
Miss Davis, was first appointed
to the post last fall, when it was
created on account of the need for
supervision of the welfare work of
the county. Her new term, start
ing July 27, is for two years.
Jn the short time she has held
the job Miss Davis lias organized
the- charft-rmd rehVf - activit ies of
the county, working in cooperation
spite hard times there has been
amihhiiiiin6f siiT fef ing;-f the
same"" time "she" has eliminated "con ¬
siderable duplication of effort and
weeded out many families which
were on the relief list but which
hud . no right to be receiving help.
Policy of Help
Her policy has been to render
help to those who most needed it
and who were willing to help them
selves. Under her program, every
family receiving assistance is re
quired to grow a garden sufficient
not only to meet daily needs
through the summer but also to
furnish a supply of foodstuffs for
canning, preserving and drying.
he"'ibe"gas"siirte'd"'in' the work
by J. E. ""Lancaster," "county " Red
Cross chairman, Miss Nancy Pat
ton, employed by the Red Cross for
relief activities, and Miss Amanda
Slaglet3'ho has-been appointed by
the stale rehet agency as tempo
rary home demonstration agent to
teach women how properly to dry,
preserve and can fruits, vegetables
and berries. F. S. Sloan, county
tarm agent, also is cooperating in
the program, which aims to make
every family as nearly self-sup
porting as possible.
Rehearsal in Full Swing
For Friday Night's Comedy
Rehearsals are in full swirir !
" t i L' 1 J.
this special series. Morning and V n are ue.ng
evening services will' be held eaqh.morous stage situations are bcm:;
day. The whole community is cot
diallv' invited to attend all of these
services. ' '
i n ' 1 ov gc ar T nms t-"o f -th e-wa y - and
have his. foot ever, ready to slam
on the brakes.
The Nantahala bus made the
round trip every day last term
without fail. Mr. Hall drove it
sometimes, but usually Mrs, Hall
was at the wheel. Rain or shine,
snow or , thunder storm, the bus
always made itsv rounds. The ruts
never got too deep, the snow never
piled too high. The bus was al
ways there and it never had a mishap.
perfected; dainty feet are tapping
away at delightfully attractive danc
es; beautiful girls attired i.: :-.o.-geously
attractive costumes ar.
back and forth, and up an.! .'..iw.:
the stage singing catchy lunes.
Again we say, rehearsals arc i.'.
-of -Br Fl.
Producing company of Greensboro,
N. C, most attractive young, mc.i
and young ladies are fast workin;,
into shape the big hit musical' ::m
edy, "See You Later," which vi 1
be staged at 8:30 p. m. Friday v
the high ' school auditorium vndcr
the joint auspices of the E:r.te.:i
Star and the Franklin Librr.r
UIowlandFarmDairyJ ' ... . ,
operated by G. A, Crawford, h -Undeohe-therction
k..-a,91pH an "A" Grade ratina James, reprtbcuung
by E. H. Hinton, of Waynesville,
state milk inspector.
This is the first dairy in Macon
county to receive this rating, but
it is understood that Jake Ad
din eton's dairy is in line to get
the same recognition. Both dairies
are modern in every respect and
:L Too much can not be 9aid,about
ded each night in x eparate build- the ridiculously - funny , lau gh pro
Ihg.lrom thi tnilklhft IftUt, Bni raris , v,.
Following is the cast of charac
ters and choruses:
Donald McKay. .The Rusiness Man
Mabie Knott , . , The Stenographe
Percy Vere The Englishman
Sollie Goldstein The Jew
...... The Office Bov
Speedy . .
Milrox..The N. Y. Millionaire
Sally Forth The Flapper
Mary.. The Millionaire's Daughter
Jeff The Negro
W. A. McNeil
Spottsem The Detective
BROOM CHORUS - Carolyn
Long, Margaret Ann Flanagan, Mae
(Contitmtd an (Mf ilx)
assembly, was almost instantly kill
ed about 3:30 o'clock Wednesday
afternoon a few hundred feet in
front of his home in the Cat Creek
Mr. Ingram had gone to the top
of a nearby hill after dinner to
thoot some crows He carried a
double-barrel .410 gauge shotgun.
No one saw the accident, but it
was plainly evident that one cham;
ber of the gun had fired by acci
dent , while he was attempting to
cross a fence. There were indi
cations that he had fallen when
some lonsc earth gave way under "
Mrs. Ingram, his wife, was on
the front porch of the home On
hearing the shot she called to E.
L. Coggins, who was at the spring
house, to see what had happened.
Mr. Coggins reached Mr. Ingram
as he was breathing his last. His "
body was partly on the ground
and partly restingon the fence.
torn intoJiis neck, severing the
jugular vein. He was. still con-
scious but unable to speak when
Coggins reached hm. '
Mrs. Ingram telephoned imme-
diatelv for a doctor and both ' Dr.
S.-H.- I.yle-and -Dr. WARogers ....
hurried-tothe scene-but-Mrr In- -
gram was dead when they arrived.
They said he could not have lived
mpre than a few minutes. An in
quest was held unnecessary.
The funeral services was sched
uled to be at 3 :30 o'clock Thurs
day afternoon at Bethel Methodi9t
church with Masonic rites and the
Rev. Eugene R. Eller, pastor of
the Franklin Baptist church, and
the Rev. G. N. Dulin, pastor of
the Franklin circuit of the Meth
odist church, officiating.
The pall bearers, all members of
Berry, Harve G. Cabe, rJrRr Frank-;-lin,
Bunyan W. Justice, Charlie El
liotrand Walter" Elliott'.-Honorary "
pall bearers, all Masons, were John
S. Trotter, A. B. Slagle, M. D. "
BillingsTDrrS; II. Lylc, Dr. W.
A. Rogers, Dr. Frank T. Smith,
Jim Drvinan. S. L. Franks, John
E. Rickman, R. A. Patton, J. A.
Porter, Walter Gibson, J. J. Mann,
Tohn O. Harrison, C. Tom Bryson,
Carl Staple, J. Frank Ray, Alex
Moore, R. F. Henry. T. S. Monday.
Honored by County v
Mr. Ingram, known to nearly
everyone throughout the county
and to hundreds of others, else
where"as ""Charlie,ll-had-senTd his
county in various positions of pub
Born on January 1, 1865, a son
of the late Mr. and Mr9. John
Ingram, on the same farm where
he lived his entire life, Mr. Ingram
saw and took a leading part in the
development of Macon county. Out
of the rough land he inherited
from his .parents . he wrought one
of the finest farms and nicest
home's -in -this - -section. He was a
progressive farmer and on one of
his fields he raised 53 bushels of
wh e a t-4o- 4be-acre,-a- jecani J n. Ih is
part of the country.
Mr. Ingram was educated in' a
Baptist preparatory school in the
Rabbit Creek community. He was
a member of the Holly Springs
Baptist church, of Junaluskee
Lodge, No. 158, A. F. & A. M.,
and of Mill Shoal Council, Jr. 0.
U. A. M. .
During the Wilson administra-,
tion he served for five years as
postmaster in Franklin. Prior to
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