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VOL. XLV1II, NO. 38
FRANKLIN, N. C, THURSDAY, SEPT. 21, 1933
$158 PER YEAR
As the World
UPTURN IN EMPLOYMENT
Secretary of Labor Frances Per
kins reports that 730,000 workers
were returned to jobs in August
and a 612,000,000 increase in pay
rolls resulted. She noted, however,
that employment remained 28 per
cent , and paylrolls 48 per cent be
low 1926 level. George A. Sloan,
president of Cotton Textile Insti
tute, reported that textile mills had
put on 145,515 addiional workers up
to September 1. The department
of labor reported North Carolina's
employment level for Augnst but
2.3 per cent over July but poyroll
increases amounted to 14,8 per cent
for the month.
CUBA UNDER DICTATORS
The government headed by
Ramon G. San Martin hat an
nounced 'a - virtual, but benev
olent, dictatorship of Cuba until
the island republic is returned
to normal conditions.
HUGE LOSS IN STORM
At least 15 lives were lost in
Friday's terrific hurricane which
swept down on the central and
northern Carolina coast country do
ing millions of damage Ln wreck
ing buildings and destroying crops.
.Carteret, Pamlico, Craven, Hyde,
Tyrrell and "Dare counties were
heaviest hit. The $350,000 bridge
over the1 Neuse at New Bern was
WOULD FINANCE FARM
The reconstruction finance
corporation has announced a
loan of $150,000,000 to aid in the
financing: of farm mortgages
through federal land banks.
2 DIE IN STUNTING PLANE
John L. Grimes, 17, Lexington,
not a licensed pilot, took James T.
Dennis, 19, also of Lexington, aloft
on Sunday. While doing stunts in
his plane near High Rock lake,
Grimes' machine crumpled and
plunged '. 1,500 feet to the shore,
both boys dying instantly.
A car occupied only by Morris
Dominetz, of .near Biltmore, plung
ed from a highway curve into 40
feet of water at Lake Lure on Sun
day. Dominetz' tody was ater -recovered.
LAMSON IS CONVICTED
Ending a trial which attracted
national attention, David A. Lam
son, 31r executive of the Stanford
university press, was on Sunday at
San Jose, Calif., found guilty of
the murder of his wife. The fight
for his life will go to the higher
MEXICAN STORM KILLS 100
Striking at the City of Tampico
and penetrating 300 miles inland in
to Mexico, a tropical hurricane on
Friday killed at least 100 and caus
ed vast damage.
SOFT COAL CODE SIGNED
After a long and bitter ' contro
versy, General Hugh Johnson on
Saturday secured final approval of
a recovery code to govern the bi
tuminous coal mining Jndustryrlhe
last major code to be settled.
$612,068 FOR SCHOOL BUILDINU
School building improvements in
the year ending June 30 cost the
state $612,068, with 62 school build
ings and 69 other buildings erected
and other improvements provided.
16 SHOT IN MINE WAR
Signalizing last week's opening of
a "holiday" by 30,000 miners in the
' Pennsylvania soft coal fields, 15
miners and a deputy sheriff were
wounded by gunfire at three mines
near Union town and more than a
score were beaten.
$75,000 HEART BALM VERDICT
, A jury at Los Angeles last week
awarded to Mrs. Marian Y. Read,
a verdict for $75,000 damages from
r-i .. : vv-: ... i .... .- (r..,,,. ,y ,!,-
lure star, for the alienation of the
affections of Mrs. Read's husband.
Reween-1 ,00ft md-4,5(X)-shop-em
jihyes of the Southej-n railway will
lose their jobs, it is estimated as
result of the vote Fy the shopmen
to work 40 hours per week instead
of 32 and decision of the road to
maintain its present total of shop
Mrs. K. M. Wnldroop and 'Mrs.
Florence Hampton came up from
Bryson City Wednesday to attend
the funeral of Mrs, Eliza Kelly.
William S, Johnson left Mondav
for Pittsburgh, Pa., where he will
enter the Carnegie Institute of
FROM DOG LAW
County Unable To Settle
Claims for Sheep
Slain by Dogs
DOG TAX REPEALED
Measure Enacted by Last
The statewide dog law no longer
applies to Macon county, whose
representative in. the legislature
1919, the late J. Frank Ray, ob
tained its enactment with the hope
that it" would encourage .sheep rais
ing, especially in his home county.
As the matter now stands the
county commissioners have no au
thority and no funds to pay in
demnities for sheep, or other farm
stock, killed by dogs. Hitherto,
claims for farm animals killed by
dogs have been paid out of the
dog tax fund ; but now the county
cannot collect a dog tax.
, . Applies to Clay
Clay county also has been ex
empted from the dog law.
The county commissioners were
informed of this situation at their
last meeting. Prior to then they
had been under the impression that
the dog law as it applies to this
county had been exchanged only
to exempt from taxation one dog
for each family. Both Senator R.
A. Patton and the late Representa
tive C. L. Ingram had announced
they would seek passage of a meas
ure in the legislature to this end.
After the legislature adjourned
Senator Patton said such a bill had
been enacted. When a complete
volume of the 1933 public laws was
received here, however, it was dis
covered - that , Macon couny . had
been entirely exempt from the dog
: i-Bad for Farmer
If the repealer is constitutional,
which is doubted in some quarters,
a farmer who raises sheep and
chi ckens is ''aTfhe"'mecy7'p f P row
ling dogs. He has not even the
legal right to shoot a dog caught
in the act of chasing his cattle or
killing his sheep or chickens. Should
he kill a marauding dog, the own
er of - the animal has grounds for
a damage suit, if the dog has been
listed as personal property for tax
es. The fact is, a man even lacks
legal authority to kill a mad dog
belonging to someone else.
Of course, if a neighbor's dog
kills a farmer's sheep, the farmer
can hold the dog and claim dam
ages from his neighbor; but usual
ly in such instances no one will ad
mit ownership of the dog.
Hold Annual Gathering
The Mctiaha-Tippett clan held its
third annual reunion at the home
of W"TrTippell "Sunday with ap
proximately 150 relatives and in
vited guests present. ,
The day was spent in renewing
old acquaintances. At the noon
hour a picnic dinner was spread on
the lawn and was thoroughly en
joyed by all present.
The reunion next year will be
held at the home of Miss Monteray
McGaha at West's Mill on the
third Sunday in September.
Local Labor To
To BoildG.C.C. Quarters
Some type of permanent quarters
are expected to be built at Ci
vilian Conservation Camp No. 9 on
the outskirts of Franklin and per
haps also at three other C. C.
camps in this county. The Prefis-M-aeoition'
has-kawmk Local' !
bor is to be used as JfariisjtoS:.Jbiit it -was-iearned that the- con-
sible in this, work, according to an
authoritative source, and recruiting
of workmen is' expected to begin
in a few weeks.
Employment of- carpenters and
other workers needed in building
the permanent quarters will be
handled through the newly estab
lished federal Reemployment Ser- i
vice, for the government has an-,:
flounced that no ones can be cm
ployed on a public project financed
with federal funds unless he lias
registered with the Reemp'oymenl
The local Reemployment office is
'God's Cure for
The depression was blamed an $3,784; and today, it is .estimated
man's failure to keep pace, spirit- at approximately $3,000.
ually and . mentally, with his ma- "America became the richest, the
tcrial development, iij a sermon by strongest., the most influential ni
the Rev. J. A. Flanagan at the tion in the world during these
Frankliti Presbyterian church Sun- years. In her vast surpluses of
day morning. The sermon attract- manufactured and raw materials,
ed considerable attention-'and mem- she counted 500 million bushels of
bers'of the congregation requested wheat, 24 million hales of cotton,
The Press-Maconian to report it, 60 billion . dollars ' of frozen ' assets
"God's Cure for the Depression" in the banks (since this estimate
was. Rev. Flanagan's topic, and he was made many of these have been
said America will 'have to follow released) and other', billions' of dol
the course of the Israelites to bring lars worth of materials,
back prosperity, observing four "In these one hundred vr-ars th
things: Humility, nravcr. worship
and repentance. dividual has increased from one-
Reviews Changes fifth of a horse power until today,
"America, in the last one huti- with all of the marvelous machines
dred years," Rev. Flanagan' told his and , instruments, it is estimated to
hearers, "has gone through many be about three hundred horse pow
remarkalde ' changes, ,' but through er an increase of 1,500 per cent
none of thenj has she passed so in 100 years. ''...
rapidly as the: economic revolution "President Coolidge.in an address
through which she is going 'now"., at Frcdricksbtirg, Va., in October,
So far the revolution has been 1928, said: "Enterprise and indus
without violence or bloodshed. It try have made it possible for the
is JJie hope of its leaders that it United Stales with 7 per cent of
rnay-continu thus I'n J n.d of the world, jnd..:6 -per
"The' president; with his advisers, j cent of . the '.population to produce
has proposed a scheme whereby the j 50 per cent of the grains and other
nation' can be led back into days I basic materials used in the World.
j of prosperity, and peace,' and 'pjen- j
ty. Under the V R. A. the Whole trom cotton with the cotton gm as
nation is being h'ned up into one 28,000 women did in, the days be-
great organization to carry out fore the cotton gin's invention
this great plan.. Tile first reports Today one woman can produce as
are just "being received as to the -much yarn as 4,500 women did in
progress made in this direction. Colonial days, Mechanical power
Whether there will be success for has been increased until it is equiv
this venture or not, U -yet to be 'alent' to the work of three billion
determined. The ..nation is lining , additional -.employes... . .or more than
up behind the N. R. A. because nop?'"1' extra . helpers for - each wage
other plan has been offered . and i earner of former generations."
because it has confidence in its; Ten Millions Idle
president to carry forward this "In the face of all this wealth,
great plan to a successful plan. increased power, mechanical inven
"Let us look back for the mo- lions, ' we have today more than
ment that we, may be able 1o go
forward with a better understand-
ing. of the situation and its need.
"In the year 1830, America had
23 miles of railroad; by 1840 this
had increased to 2,818 miles ; today
we have over-250,000 miles of main
line trackage, with an additional
"In this time the postal business
increased from .$1,919.000 "to $599,
591.000 Jn the year 1925.
"The population of America has
grown from 12,866,000 in 1830 to
approximately 125,000,000 in 1932.
Division of Wealth , 1
"In 1830 the total per ' capita
wealth of the nation was $550;
while in 1927 it had grown to
Young Democrats Meet at
The Young People's Democratic
dub held a meeting at the Holly
Springs school house . Saturday
J night with a large and enthusiastic
Tames Mauser. C. Tom P.ryson
4 W41 U4n W . .Mwiwi wiri UiC-l
speakers of the evening, -
( m icts elected for - t he t'iHH g
year were : ".
Mary Perry, chairman; Walter
Taylor, Tice xhaii-man ;ilinorBal--ton.
secretary and treasurer.
The next meet ins will be held at
the Ellijay . school house on Satur
day night, September. 23, at 8
Speakers on the program '. for the
evening will be:- Miss Elizabeth
Slade, James llauser, (.'. Tom 1'ry
son and John W. Edwards.
Music will be furnished' by the
Young Democratic string band.
in the Odd Fellows Hall above
Leach Brothers' hardware store.
John V. Edwards is in charge.' Mr.
Edwards does not have authority
to place workmen, however, 'as this
is done by a county committee,
Definite plans for tjie permanent
; strurtion of semi-pernianent winter
I quarters by menibers f the C C.
'U u;ls eounternianded several days
'i ago. Work had already gotten
I AVt.i under way, but was halted
I -when instr
m-liniK rami- rum VV:is l-
. "muton . that i ennaiieiit ifuarters
would be built .with local labor..-
One hundred and forty-nine boys'
at (', f.T. No. 9. liave reenlisted.
for another six. months, less than
thirty failing to sign up. Transfer
of recruits from other 'Camps,- prob-
1-ably northern camps, to bring the
I number up to 200 is expected
the near future.
averaee horse nower of the in
One man can take as much seed
ten. millions of unemployed workers
in our country, representing ap
proximately 40 millions of our total
population, many of them without
the ".necessities of hfe except so
far as they are supplied by the
government, churches, municipalities
and Other organizations caring for
them. A terrible indictment for
any nation that it should have one
third of its population... living at
the point of starvation andat jhe
same time be burdened with these
vast resources of food and raw
materials. - -r
"The trouble has been that our
spiritual and ' intellectual develop
ment, has not kept 'pace with our
(Continued on page six)
FOR MRS. KELLY
. Funeral services for Mrs. Eliza
Kelly, who died at 2 a. ni. Tuesday
at the age of ; 88, were- held at
1(1:30 o'clock Wednesday morning
at the Franklin Methodist church.
Ms. K elly had -be-en 44).JeIiiuug.
health for some months, but her
coiuf ition did not . be c )in e c r i t ic al
until about ten days ago, 1-
1 M rs.- -Kell v was a- -native -of -Clay-,
county, but she spent most of her
life in Macon, having moved to
this county with her parents at the
a;e of four years.
.The ftmeral was conducted by
the Rev. L. B. Hayes, of Waynes
ville, presiding elder of this dis
trict; the Kev. W. A. Jenkins, pas
tor of the -Methodist church; the
Rev. F.ugctie R. EHer, pastor - of
the Haptist church, and the - Rev
vj. f. riauagan, pasior oi uie i ics-
Pall bearers were Lawrence Ram
sey, 'A. B. Slagle, T. W. Angel,
Ir- T. 1. Johnston, Gilmer L
, Crawford and Jake Addington."
Burial was in the Franklin cem-
Kelly was the mother" of
Miss Elizabeth Kelly, who 'until her!
death eight months ago was an pose(j by the Tennessee Valley policy that Muscle Shoals shall be
outstanding figure in educational Authority for the sale of power entirely self-supporting and 'bank
and social service circles through-, g,.m,rated at the Muscle Shoals able;'- in' other ; voi ds, . ;t business
our the state. - - - (,am - Alabanui. These - rates, enterprise." ' r"-
Siui:iving Mrs.:. Kelly .-art;L.two,fesi(j.eilt..feiesewit has-aBQiM:-cdr- ,Te ' cmnputattfitt&'Jncudc(L-wh.at
daughters, M rs. Lassie Kelly Cun- wjjj cc)nstitutea . "yardstick" by is termed ,a fair "present value''' ..f
ninghain and Mrs. Octa Green- niI,.,olu.,. The r;ites of nri-itl.e property; allowed, for interest
wood, both of Franklin
children and four great
dr.en; two' sisters,' Mrs.
Mrs, Mora Vanhook, both'!
I ...t ',-nt,t,'0 I -infl
and one brother,
. .. J .. I .A I .
L. Patton, ot laroltoii, da
Miss Laura Conner and Robert
spent the week-end here with his
quietly married in the courthouse
Tuesday afternoon, with John W.
in i Edward
justice of the peace, of
ficiating. : .
Nominated as Wet Candi
date For Delegate to
Two Ballots To Be Voted
On in Election
Dr. S. H. Lyle has been nominat
ed as a wet candidate for delegate
from this county to the proposed
state convention uu repeal of the
18th amendment. . .
More than 120 names, consider
ably more than necessary, were
signed to the petition nominating
Dr, Lyle. Circulation of the peti
tion started last Saturday and it
was; only a short time before a
sufficient number of signatures of
qualified voters was obtained.
Alex Moore, former sheriff, was
I i mi inated as dry candidate f or d el -
eijate to th-eeftvenl ion -iit - a -mas
meeting' of prohibiiion ad ocates in
the courthouse Sunday, September
3. J. R.-' Morrison, chairman of the
county board of elections, said a
petition for him would not be nec
essary. As. no one has announced as a
candidate in opposition to either Dr.
Lyle or Mr. Moore, it was accept
ed as a foregone conclusion that
their names would go rtrthe Ma-
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ctvn county nanots ior tne repeal
The following explanation of how
the election is to be conducted has
been received by The Press-Ma-conian
On November 7, next, the people
of North Carolina are called upon
to vote on the question o-f repeal
ing the 18th Amendment to the
Constitution of the. United States.
The general assembly of North
Carolina submitted this question to
the people of the state in the form
of "convention or no convention"
to which delegates are to be elect
ed upon-the-basis-ef representation
of each - county- in the lower house
of the ' general assembly. These
delegates are to be voted for at
the same time the question of con
vention or no , eonevntiou is voted
Two Ballots ,
Thus there are two. ballots to be
voted in each of the counties, and
each delegate- so elected must cast
his vote in the convention in accor
dance 'with the vote by which he
or she was elected. There will be
120 delegates, in the convention,
each county being represented as it
is represented in the House of
Representatives; some counties such
as Mecklenburg, Forsyth, Guilford
and Wake will have three delegates
each. . . A number , of counties will
have two delegates and each coun
ty will have at least one delegate.
These delegates will be elected on
a- ticket either "I-W Iv epeal'' or
"Against Repeal," in other words if trade 'code, rather than one ot tne
x-ouutyotes against rt pcaltvvolankeLodcAand theydid
delegate or delegates in. the con- not care to pledge iheinsihe '
vpntinti voti tri iist:ii'n the IKth code Until thev knew it.S plVjV'isioilS
Amendment -nd -keep4t-aHartof
the Constitution.. It a county votes.
for repeal its 'delegates will vote ,to
take the 18th Amendment out of
the Federal Constitution.
Any elector holding an official
position either state or federal, can
offer for delegate, holding office is
no bar to being a delegate in the
convention; any person desiring to
be a candidate for delegate shall
(Continued on page six)
Low Electric Power Rates
Forecast by XV. A. Action
Electricity rates . .said '-1( be the
tin. ITnitn.t Sttileu- for
. rr,.n(...mrs h' been Dro -
! Although Muscle
Shoals' is a
Irmrr wav from Western North
Carolina, it is .expected that in- time
C- rate ' schedules for power generated
j there will have the effect of re-,
i ducing rate's throughout the whole
Tennessee" valley, with a resultant
impetus to industrial development.
Many are inclined to think the
rates announced by the T. ,V. A,
will bring - about lower electricity
Kites all over the country. ' . . '.
In announcing the rate schedules
for Muscle' Shoals power, David
To Start Shortly
On Prison Camp
Idaho and New Mexico
Vote for Repeal
Idaho and New Mexico lined
vp in opposition to prohibition
Tuesday, becoming the 30th and
31st states to vote approval of
the 21st amendment, which in
effect repeals the . 18th.
Approval of five more states
is needed to carry the new
amendment, and eight more are
scheduled to .vote Virginia on
October 4,. Florida on October
10, and North Carolina, Ohio,
Pennsylvania, Utah, South Caro
I'nr. and Kentucky on Novem
ber?. In view of the fact that not
a single state thus far has voted
against repeal, wet leaders pre
dicted an oasy victory, some
, li.tinj, they would carry
three motv states than necessary.
New Mexico voted approx
imately three to one for repeal,
while in Idaho the wets had a
commanding iend with only a
few precincts unheal J frcn. '
40 Names Posted on Blue
Eagle Honoi Koh
Forty names are posted on the
NR A. honor roll in the Franklin
IKjst office and mure are expected
to be added as a result of a con
certed drive for more members
which "" was "organized " at a - mass
meeting iir the courthouse Monday
Two roinmhtecs were" aiipointed
at the -Monday ,night nieeiing, one
to enlist more employers under the
Blue Eagle, emblem and the .other
to obtain pledges from consumers
to patronize stores which have sub
scribed to a fair practice-code. AY.
T. Moore is chairman ot the em
ployers' committee and Flarlcy Cabe
is chairman of the consumers com
mittee. Warning Sounded
A warning was sounded t at the
meeting -Monday, night against the
failure of anyone displaying -the
Blue Eagle to live up' to the NRA
pledge under which it was obtain
ed. .-Non-compliance, it was stated,
might result in removal of the em
blem. ' '
Most of the major business hous
es of Franklin have subscribed to
an NRA code, but a few have with
held compliance on the ground ;!'
a.ud hk lhey-. could Jioncstlyabide
On Honor Roll
Following is a list of. the names
'appearing on the honor roll in the
'IV iter's, Roy V Grocery Store,
Brvant . Furniture" Company, Joine:"
Motor 'rind Tractor Company. Mr,
con Chevrolet Company, Manciaru
.'Oil' Company of Newjerscy, Crisp's
I (Continued on' page six)
j F... Lilienthal, d i recti r in charge of
nmver for the T. V. A., explained
'that thev "are-based on the board's
and' repayment of capital, deprecia-
Ition charges, operation' and main-
tenancc. distribution costs; -ana pro-
: vided tor the payment
equivalent to those paid by pri-
Wholesale electricity rates for
1,000 horsepower and ov'etf were
quoted at $22.50 per horse per year.
The schedules for domestic cou-
tuners,' including rural as, well as
urban residents, ranged from 3
cents per kilowatt hour for the
first 50 KWII to four miles per
(Continued on page six)
Old Camp Ground Proper
ty Selected as Site
Buildings To Cost $25,009
And Give Employment
To 100 Men
Oscar Pitts, an official of the
state highway and public works de
partment, announced, here Tuesday'
that work prpbably would be start
ed, in about two weeks on a per
manent ' convict camp, for Macon
Although no official announce--nent
has been made of the pur
chase of a s,te for the camp, it..
war learned That negotiations -were -nearly
completed for the transfer
to the state of the old camp ground
property on the edge of Franklin.
The. tract, consisting of a hundred
a res, ,-in .stly i wooded land, for
merly '-.bekmeed to Lee Barnard,
but now is owned by Harrjj Hig
The . pnrchae. price was unoffic
ially reported at '$3,500.
When it was learned several
weeks ago that the highway and
public works department was con
'ide ing loraiion of the convict
stockade on the camp ground prop
erly a number of residents in the
vicinity protested that it would in
ji'.re their property by making it
undesirable for residential purposes.
Si in i.-v w ent so far as to state that
.should the state attempt to locate
the camp near the highway they
would take legal action with view
to i protecting their interest s. .
A number of other-sites were of
fered to the state, on of them said
to - beeryiirtorrf armingHand rfor
a price of $1(1 an-acre.
. Pespite the objections of nearbv
residents, it -was iearned-thi-; week
that the highway and public works
department, intended to go :hc:'.d
with the purchase of the ca:.ip
"grourid isite. ...A"dee'd'"'fof the" prop-"'
ertv has already been drawn and
sent ot Raleigh, but Thursday
morning it had. not been returned
for recording. The deal, however,
was expected to be .completed in a
To Cost $25,000
Highway officials have announc
ed that plans ' for the cam)) call
for brick buildings costing approx
imately $25,000. Work on 'the build-
ings, it was stated, will afford em
ployment to about 100 men. The
camp will house between 75 and
100 prisoners. A superintendent and
guards, about one. to every eight
tttt iv. 1 1 men, ai ii' i" rmyii7TT-i.i
locally. The convicts will be used
on high way work, ; - - -
Although the ....'state has not yet
trained title to the property, the
Wt-h way department has started
work on a road evidently intended
to ler1 to the camp stockade.
Second Annual Smith.
The second annual Smith family
reunion was held September 10
at the Stiles school house in
Burningtown township. Music was
furnished by the Stiles choir and
short talks were made by a num
ber of members of the clan, in
cluding sonic very appropriate re
marks by C. C. Welch.
A large number " of members of
the clan. ' and also many visitors"
were present. I -
The time for the next annu;il
uathering of .the 'family was chang-
from the second Sunday in
September to the fourth Sunday.
The meeting place will be the same.
Officers elected by the clan :
w e re ; . . .:. E. -Smith, ..president.;
Sanford Smith, vice president;
Mrs. Pwight K-dland.
Tudsou Smith, historian.
Set foi September 29
The Woman's Missionary society
of the First Baptist church will
sponsor a womanless wedding at
the courthouse "i! 8 o'clock Friday
nieht, ' September 29. The enter
tainment will be in the form of a
three-act play with all t the parts
played by prominent Franklin men