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VOL. 7CLVIII, NO. 52
FRANKLIN, N. C, THURSDAY, DEC. 28, ' 1933
IS PER YEA"
ORDERS MINTING OF SILVER
- President Rofisevelt last week or
dered . government, mints to coin
silver for. the .producers, ' retaining
half m the treasury reserve and
returning half ,f ,tot. the producers.
'Silver price yyasi; thus raised by
21 cents mi isndw 64 1-2 cents
per ounce. , , , :
, GOVERNOR TACKLES ' V f
TRAFFIC SNARL ; r
1 Governor:': Ehringhau's- has ; called
v the officers and , citizens of, Not ,th
Carolina to a. .special month of .f
fiort,' toward "checking the bloody
'- tide" of traffic deaths and reducr
', ing the hazards of, highway travel
Vut,,., .-V-" .' .' ' -.'."
' SIGN BURLEY AGREEMENT
- The-, agricultural,, administration
' last' week secured grower and buy
er agreements to a, marketing plan
for burley tobacco grown in Ken-
. tucky, Tennessee . and Western
; North -Carolina. minimum of
"12 cents per pound will be paid
for the' current crop, the money to
- ' come from a process tax.
CITES BENEFITS OF CCC
. In , reporting tp ', the' president,
Robert ' Fechner, " director of the
civilian conservation work, cited
achievements of the 300,000 CCC
workers in the first six" months of
' the work. There were 400,000 days
, ; spent in fighting fires, 25,000 acres
planted in trees, plantings started
on 50,000 acres, disease and rodent
. . control effected on over 6,000,000
, . acres of forest. Workers built
, 12,671 miles of trails, 4,229 bridges
and: 68,000 soil erosion dams.
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' ' SOUTH'S FARM INCOME
' ' The .'department of agriculture
v reports that the 10 leading south
' ern cotton states show $1,537,415,000
' , t was paid this year for farm prod
ucts, as against only $846,412,000
last year. Of the 1933 figures,
Vi $185,000,000 was paid for acreage
reduction., 4acts Crop values
Mn Nl. ' 'Siialoiina this veaf were
Jcut at $1,92,595,000 as against $104,-
67JD00 in 1932.
1200 DIE IN FRENCH WRECK
- In the worst railroad disaster in
the history of France nearly 200
Were killed outright and over 300
badly hurt near Lagny on -Saturday
night. The engineer and fire
man were jailed, railroad officials
claiming ' the two were driving the
train through thick fog at 65 miles
AMNESTY FOR SLACKERS -
President Roosevelt " on ".Sunday
extended amnesty to 1,500 Ameri
cans who evaded the World War
draft, or actively t opposed this
country's participation in it.: Near
ly all had completed sentences, but
few had been, restored to rights of
373 NURSES LICENSED
The North Carolina board . of
nurse examiners reports that of the
461 applicants for nursing license
who took the recent examination,
373 passed the test, Miss Josephine
Page of Sanatorium, making the
nighest grade. Twenty nurses from
other states were - licensed without
Professional Ball Player
Visits Native County ;
Vance Mauney, former profes-
k sional ball player, and Larth Cun
ningham, of Reidsville, both, na
tives of Macon county, spent ' the
' holidays with the parents of the
latter, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Cun
ningham of Iotla.
' ' Mr.. Mauney, who has played
with the South Atlantic League,
" and later was with. Detroit, New
Haven, New - York, and other big
leagues, now holds the position js
manager of the boxing department
- ,of!the American Tobacco company.
1,941 Registered in
The National Reemployment Ser
vice office in Macon county har,
registered a total of 1,941 persons
since the opening date on August
30. Of this number 58 are women.
In the period that' the office wa'
registering the above .number,
placements' have ' beeh found f ov
410, with about a 200 addition ex
pected to be added before long.
Meets December 31
The .Macon County Singing Con
vention will meet ,at the courthouse
Sunday,, December 31, at 10 o'clock
for an all-day meeting. James M
Raby ' chairman of the singing
convention, requests all classes, so
los and quartets to be present.
Several classes from the adjoin
ing counties, as well as from South
Carolina and Georgia, will also be
( present. . .: :
GETS WILD RIDE
Kidnaping Being Investi
; gated By Federal
V. Officer '
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Kidnaped while en route ta, his
hbme from.. Sylva shortly after 10
o'clock . last Friday' night, Frank
Khinehart, 37-ycar-old school prin.
cipal of Wcbstef, "told a harrow
ing story of his' experience during
the '36 hours that he was held,
threatened and . tortured by his ab
Released "somewhere in Georgia"
and placed in 'his own car by the
kidnapers early; Sunday morning
Khinehart stated he drove: through
Mountain City to Franklin where
he telephoned from Peek Hotel to
his brother who met him there and
took him to the Community Hos
pital in Sylva where he received
treatment for . his bruises and re-
maine'd 24 hours recovering from
TelU of Threat
The kidnaping, according to the
story, told by Rhinehart, was pre
ceded by serious, threats made by
two men whom lie identified during
a stay in Sjdya Friday night. He
said the. two,. men. approached him
and threatened to kill him in a
Sylva store. They left, he declar
ed! rriSking' additional threats and
urging him to remember that they
would "get him."
Overtaking him outside of Dills-
bow he was stopped by a car and
two men got into hisxar and forc
ed him to drive on, later being
taken from his car, -and, another
met them at several places during
a wild ridfe when he was taken out
from. time. to time and threatened
in various ways, Rhinehart .related,
"I was - taken out of the car and
one of the men said, 'Here's a
good place , to get rid of him ;
let's just cut his head off.'
' Hand and Feet Tied
"My hands and feet were tied
and I was put back in the car.
The men kept -driving -all Saturday
with a stop now and then," .. .
- "Sometime - early Saturday night
T heard a train blow and one of
the party said 'Let's put him in
front of 'the train.' The car was
stopped and I could hear the train
approaching'. I was then taken
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B. Y. P. U. Members Pre
The pageant, "The Wondrous
Gift" which was given by members
of - the - B.--Y.- Rr U.;--directed - by
Mrs, Eugene -R. Eller, was well
presented at the First Baptist
The cast was as follows : Shep
herds: Alex Moore, J. H. Care
lock,. Bill Cunningham, J. B. Pen
dergrass and Ralph Welch; wise
men: Jlenry Wilkie, 1 E. B. De
Hart, Dan Wilkie ; the inn keeper,
p. E. Sypher; the Rabbi, Reid
W6ir)ack Mary, Miss Helen Shep
herd; Joseph, Fred Childers.
Fourteen girls of the B. Y. ' P.
V, represented angels, and a group
of .children and grown-ups were
the, people of Bethlehem.
The junior choir, directed by
Mrs. Gilbert, beautifully sang four
songs preceding the pageant.
For Distribution To Needy
Macon county has approximately
1?nm t,nnnds of government salt
pork for distribution to those who
nc?d it. In order to better serve
the people and make it , possible
for them to receive the 'supplies
as "quickly as possible, arrange,
ments have been made with G. C.
Stamey for a distribution center
to be established in the rear of
his store "in the old Farmers Fed
eration building. , Miss Charlotte
Conley will have charge of the
distribution. The store room will
be open on every Thursday, Fri
day, Saturday and Monday.
This - central
serve the people of the following
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The first loan oy bankers on
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,.Eral of Pocahontas, Iowa, by banker C. E. Watts. Era! received $585.
tne nrst loan or ?75,000,000, expected to be loaned to Iowa farmers. Lt-.
to right are Mr. Watts, Mr. Eral, Mrs. Eral and their baby; Jean.
Farm Credit Administration
To Pass Upon Applications
ARE COND UCTED
Services Conducted at the
Andrews Methodist ,
7 Church v
ANDREWS, Dec. 23.-Funeral
services were lield Wednesday
afternoon for J. W. Porter, 63,
who died Tuesday night. The ser
vices, were conducted at the An
drews Methodist church, of which
he was a steward, by the Rev. W.
G. ' McFarland, pastor, assisted by
the Rev. Walter J. Miller, of Con
cord, and the Rev. C. S. Kirk
patrick, of Salisbury. Solos were
rendered by C. H. Jarrett, Miss
Sallie Mae" Alphin, and R. C. An
drews. Surviving are two children, Mrs.
H. H. Enloe and George Porter,
J of Andrews; four brothers, R. S.
Porter, of Andrews, James A. and
T. W. Porter, of Franklin, and
John Q. Porter, of Asheville; three
sisters, Mrs. R. M. Waldroupe, of
Bryson City, Mrs. Emma Huskin,
of -Asheville, and -Mrs.Li-L. Martin,
of Asheville. He is also survived
by his step-mother, Mrs. Stephen
Porter, of Asheville.
Mr. Porter was bofiTTn Frank
liri but had for nearly 40 years
been a resident of Andrews. He
had been in the 'mercantile busi
ness about 17 years. He was active
in community enterprises, having
served on the board of ' aldermen
and the school board of the town.
CLOSED BANKS PAYING OUT
The "' state banking department
reports that in this year closed
banks have paid $2,040,284 to their
depositors .and $5,444,861 to pre
' Union, Maple Springs, Oak ,Ridge
i Watauga, Holly Springs, Mash
burn Branch, Clark's Chapel, Pat
ton, Olive Hill and Iotla.
In all of the districts named
above, those who need pork should
first see the Red Cross or Relief
Committee in their particular com
munity and get an order to pre
sent to the store-room keeper to
JAPAN CELEBRATES BIRTH
Japanese are wildly celebrating
on Saturday the birth of tan heir
to the Japanese throne. The four
I previous children born to Emperor
t Hirohito and Empress" Nakago are
girls. The .nation had prayed. the
warehoused com was given to v V.
Farmers Production Cred
it With Minimum Effort
On Their Part
.President Ernest Graham of the
ProductionCredit Corporation has
made the following announcement
in connection j with ' the v Farm
i Credit Adrm'nistrationrexteflding
loans to creditgroups of farmers,
of which the Franklin Production
Credit Association organized ' last
week is a part:' , . "jt" .
Associations necessary to supply
farmers with production loans in
the Third Land Bank District have
applied for their charters 'and the
end of the week will see ; all ap
plications passed upon by the Farm
Credit Administration and in. many
instances local .! associations ready
to do business.
Many farmers are asking how
they will go about obtaining loans!
where the association, .includes sev-!
eral counties. . President Graham
states that while -the details are
as yet incomplete, arrangements
will be made whereby a, farmer de
siring a loan will not have to go
beyond some central point in his
county, . regardless, of the ' location
of the association headquarters,
"Our aimLsaid President "Graham,!
"is to make production credit
available to -farmers with tKe min
imum effort on their part. How
ever, we are anxious for farmers
to take an interest in their as
sociations as it is hoped they.', will
eventually own and operate them
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Loans To Qopertiv
In response to mahy ' inquiries
from . . cooperative ' associations
throughout , the district regarding
the functions of the Columbia
Bank for Cooperatives, President
Alfred . Scarborough has announced
the following: . "The main purpose
of our bank is to assist ' coopera
tives who desire the character of
financing associations engaged in
the production of agricultural prod-,
ucts. . In order for a cooperative
to avail itself of the services of
this bank, it is necessary for it to
comply - with the Capper-Volstead
Act, the main conditions being as
(a) "That persons in the In
duction- of agricultural products as
farmers, planters, 'ranchmen, dairy
men, ,nut or fruit growers may
act tpgether in associations, cor
porate or otherwise, with or with
out capital stock, in collectively
processing, preparing for market,
handling, . and marketing in inter
state and foreign commerce such
products of persons so engaged."
This, and other language which
appears in the Act, make it plain
that a cooperative association to
come within the Act- must -rnrfe
ONLY PRODUCERS as voting
stockholders or members;
(b) Associations that desire to
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RED CROSS ROLL
Only One-Half of the As-
signed Quota Has
... Been Reached
The Annual Roll for the Ameri
can Red Cross will be completed ;
this, week according 'to the Rev. J.!
A.-.Flanagan, chairman' of the Roll
Call for the Macon county chap-;
ter. The report shows that only !
about one-half of the assigned j
quota for thq county has been
reached. The best report comes j
from Highlands township under the j
leadership of Prof. 0. F. Summer,!
roll chairman of the township. .sMr. I
summer reports 4 members en
rolled in the township. A total of
1,41 memberships have been re
ceived in the tountyTvith $16ZJhaS:
ing been collected for, the Roll
'Call. ! All workers arc being asked
to complete their drive as quickly
as possible and forward their re
sults to the Roll Call chairman.
Any members who have not been
solicited or . turned hi their mem
berships are asked to leave them
with '-Harold Sloan at Sloan 13ros.
store on Main street.
The following memberships have
been received since the last pub
lished list in The Press-Maconian :
J. Uor.ner Stockton, 'Miss Rose
Rogers, Mrs. Tom . Slagle, Rev.
C,' C. Herbert, Jr., Mre. Mysa
Crawford, Mis Grace .Carpenter,
Miss Carolyn Nolen, J. :H. Stone,
Mrs. J. H. Stone, Mrs. Claude Rus
sell, Ralph Womack, Richaitd R.J
Johnson, Harry Higgins,.- -.
From Highlands the ioflowing
have been added: Miss Marguerite
Ravenel, Miss Claire R-aeriel, H.
1L Bascom and M-rs.-HJfM.Bas
com. , v
This county having so freely re
Red Cross the quota of 300 is a
membership which should be eas
ily within reach of its resources.
Mr. Flanagan expresses confidence
that Macon will not fail to meet
this number when attTsoTicitdfs
complete the territory assigned
th em, -
By . the Explosion of a
Dynamite Cap v
Kay Swafford, the small son of
Mr. and Mrs. Perry Swafford, who
live near the residence of C. A.
Setser, suffered the , loss of three
fingers and thumb oft bi3 left hand
Saturday morning tfbout 8 o'clock,
when a, dynamite - cap, with which
he- was playing exploded.
Mrs. S wa fiord --f Vu 1 1 d rlher Hlyn a
mite cap in the basement and - not
knowing - what--it-was-gave it ---4j
; Ray to play with. He too, not
knowing, began -examining itwithj
a stick, which resulted in the ex
plosion. Young Swafford was rushed to
nngei cromers nospitai wnere ne
was treated and was last reported
to be doing riiceiy.
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$2 TAX FOR WHISKIES
The Democratic majority on the
powerful house ways and means
A. ITk .1 it 1 a
committee has approved a $2 per
gallon tax on spirits, will oppose
the sharing of' whisky, tax receipts
with states, will favor a double
tariff levy on imported whiskies
to enable the president . to bargain
with exporting countries for trade,
Educational Plan For C. C. C.
Is Approved By President
An educational program, for the liyingio country . instead ... of - city
300,000 men . in the Civilian Con -
orvstinn 'fWt ' whirl,-' hnc ho,.
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approved by the pres.dent, is mw
in effect. One educational advis-
or is being placed in each of the
1,4)() torest work camps. General
and vocational subjects will be
ottered and a chance given each
worker to improve his. education.
Pointing out, that a great .number
of the young men in the forest
corps had but a meager educa
tion, Robert Fechner, director of
the Emergency Conservation Work,
stated that forestry and agricul
ture would also be taught with a
view to assisting many of them to
become adjusted to a new mode of
Fred Stiwiriter is
Shot Saturday on
More Christmas Buying
Christmas buying was heavy
in Franklin this season, and
Franklin merchants report that
tr-de was much better than has
been enjoyed for several years.
Although there was an abun
dance of special Christmas stock
provided by all the stores th
shop windows presenting a gala
array that vied with Chief
Henry's Christmas tree on the
town square the supply proved
inadequate in many instances.
Long beifore closing time staple
stocks of fruits and dry goods
were exhausted before the on
slaught of happy Christmas
shoppers. One merchant report
ed the sale of more than 100
bushels of oranges alone.
Thp spring-like weather made
possible the largest crowds that
Franklin has witnessed for many
moons, adding to the joy of
Christmas preparation and holi
day festivities. The increased
payroll exceeding $5,000 in Ma
con county, due to the CWA
program which has supplied
work to a large number during
the last few weeks, was one of
the factors that stimulated holi
day trade and made a happy
Christmas for hundreds of Ma
con's citizens, young and old. .
Messiah" by Handel Pre
sented At Methodist
The 'presentation of the "Mes
siah," by Handel, at the First
Methodist church Sunday evening
was a great success. The church
was packed to its capacity.
The community chorus was made
up of members of the McDowell
Music club, of Franklin. With the
church beautifully decorated and I
the lights turned out to give place
to a large number' of candles the
scene was impressive.
James l!rysn Porter, organist of
the Methodist church, was dircc-t-or
and organist.- Some ofthe
singers were: Sopranos, Mrs. Dick
HudsanTMrs. NTXTTJuncan, Mrs
Don Young, Miss Edwina Dal
rymple, Miss Alba Peek, Miss
Betty Leach; altos, Mrs. Harold
Sloan, Mrs. Thomas J. -Johnston,
Mrs. C. C. . Herbert, Jr., Miss
Georgia Dady.l liss Rosalind Bui
gin, Miss Willie Mae Ledford,
Miss Virginia Slagle, and Miss
Yclnia Peek; tenors, George Car
penter, Jr., Thomas J. Johnston;
basses, Dr. Solms, Roy C. Dady,
and E. . E. Eaton. A violin solo,
. "Largo" by Handel, was rendered
by William Brcssler of Oakland,
Calif. "Joy to. the World'V music
by Handel, was sung by the con-
gregation - : -
Fo,,r Kveminent dcpartmetits-
Interior, War, Labor and Agri-
; cuituliearc cooperating in estab
j lishing and -operating the new edu
j rational 'system., The Interior De
partment, through ; the Office of
Education of which Dr. G. F
' Zook is Commissioner, is preparing
, the general program of instruction,
appointing the same educational
advisers, and recommending to the
War Department the outlines of
instruction, teaching procedures,
and types of teaching materials for
use in the camps. The program
will be executed under the im
mediate direction of the War De
Died a Short Time After
Receiving Three Bul
Verdict, Sti winter "Came
To Death By a Wound
Inflicted by Pickens"
Fre(LStiwinter,.-34; son of George
Stiwinter, was shot and fatally
wounded in a f fight about 10 :30,
Saturday night on Walnut Creek,
near the home of Randolph Keen- v
er, about 13 miles cast of Frank
lin, and Billy Pickens, 63, was ar
rested and held for his death.
Stiwinter died at Angel Broth
ers' hospital a moment after ar
rival, at 11 o'clock. Inquest was
held by Coroner C. M. Moore at
1 o'clock Sunday morning in the
operating room of the hospital, and
the verdict was found from evi
dence that Stiwinter "came to his
death by a wound inflicted by
Henry Stiwinter, brother of the
slain man, testified that trouble
began a few days previous when
Pickens accused their sister, Mrs.
George Gregory, of trying to shield
the person who burned Charlie
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juiiia uai ii atiu iiuusc a Itw lllgliis i
before. He said he was about. 15
feet away when he heard quarrel
ing in the darkness and saw
pistol flash and heard the report
'T"amshot in the stomach" some
one said. Another voice said, "I
am shot in the head."
Dr. Ed Angel showed a 32.
caliber bullet in evidence which
had -passed through the lower part
of the heart and through the liver,
lodging inl the - back.
Other witnesses, it was stated,
but who were not at the inquest,
were Charlie Henry and Emory
McCoy, driver of a car in which
Billy Pickens was riding.
Just before the inquest started
Deputies Frank Leach and John
Dills arrested Pickens, who had
been found at his boarding place at
the home of Re.n Gibson, in the ,
Gold Mine section, 10 miles from
the scene of the shooting.
Interviewed at the jail by t
representative of the United Press,
Billy Pickens stated that he was
attending a candy pulling and that
all were Jiaving a good time. About
10 o'clock when he was starting -home
Jie ...stated he ! heard - Fred-
Stiwinter ask, "Is Billy Pickens
there ?and got out of the car,"
walking towards him. "Fred was .
waiting for me with an open knife ,
and lunged toward me in the dark, v
cutting my head and I couldn't see
any more." Besides the knife cut
on his head there are many cuts
and bruises on his fare supposedly
inflicted by rocks. '
Pickens stated that he was at
tacked by two men who got on
him and hejd him "down by both
wrists, and that Fred's hold on
his wrists had to be broken when
Fred was shot.
Fred Stiwinter was put into the
car immediately and Pickens rode
with them for three miles, walking ,
the rest of the wav to his board
Pickens, who has worked in and
around Franklin for a number of
vears, is prominent in fraternal
circles, being, a member of th
Masons and Odd Fellows. H is f
out on $5,000 hond. The prelin
: u i c
December 26 to Friday, Ja
S, at 2 p. m.
Stiwinter was a farmer and u
married. The funeral was held at
2:30 o'clock on Sunday afternoon
at Walnut Creek.
WATCH SERVICE TO BE HELD
A union watch night service wiH
be observed by the young people's
organizations of the community in
the First Baptist church on Sun
day night, December 31. The ser
vice will begin at 11:15 p. rh. and
will' close a few minutes after
midnight. Special music, talks and
readings will feature the program.
Everyone is invited to attend this
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school districts: ' I fifth child should be a prince.
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