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The Franklin press and the Highlands Maconian. (Franklin, N.C.) 1932-1968, September 10, 1936, Image 1

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jJlacomatt progressive LIBERAL IMDEPKMDEMT .. LI, NO. 37 FRANKLIN, N. C., THURSDAY, SEPT. 10, 1936 $1.50 PER YEAR iAWROWD ,or Day Event Proves Success; Sponsored By Legion ■ople from all sections of the ,ty swarmed to Franklin Mon- for the Labor Day celebration sored by the Macon county of the American Legion. Due lie fact that few schools closed )bservance of the holiday, at down in the ance was cut tii,ng, when races and contests > held; but the town was pack- crowds during the Angel Buys J. T. Moore Building On Main Street President Visits Smokies Park afternoon with gay moon and evening. Dxing bouts m the icted a crowd that nearly filled court room and nearly as many ons .attended the fiddlers con- ;ion in the evening. Meanwhile, dreds of others contented them es with seeing the sights of town, going to the movie and ing sodas and beer, s a whok, the celebration was iidered a success and many in duals were heard to express comment that they hoped^ it Id ibe made an .annual affair. Contest Winners ollowing is a list of the win- 5 of the races and contests held ing the morning; icycle race for boyS'—first prize $1, Eugene Furr; second prize so’ cents, Kenneth Bryant_. at man’s race for men weighing r 200 pounds—Clint Burrell, ack race for boys—$1 prize for and Buchanan. hoe race for men and boys—$1 !e for Dan Reynolds. Igg race for girls and women ■ ,t prize, of $1, Nancy Jones, ond prize of 50 cents, Mrs. rry Holt. 'hree-legged race—Prize of $1 Hargrave Parrish and Jack ison. ioda-cracker contest—Men’s prize i$l, Noland Buchanan; ladies’ ze of $1, Bessie Stiwinter. rhe soda-cracker contest, the ob- t of which was to consume a s: of soda crackers faster than i other contestants, caused much lusement. The twenty or more ntestants—boys, girls, men and men—^were arrayed around a cle, facing a crowd of onlookers. winner in the men’s division nost choked in achieving his :tory, but he was a full soda icker ahead of any of the other ntestants. 4 Bouts on Boxing Card Four amateur boxing bouts in e afternoon afforded lively «nter- inment. In the first bout Sted- in Mitchell, of Walnut Creek, ■ C., an enrollce of CCC Camp ■23, won a close decision over ihn Moore, of Franklin. Daniel Wilkie., of Franklin, nosed it over 'Wilma Guest, another ranklin boy, in the second bout. The third set-to proved a thrill- with two well matched leather inchers from CCC Camp F-19, ixing it up fast ,and furiously un- I one of them hit the canvas for co,unt of ten in the second round, he winner was Pepper Hall, who nded a right to the chin of his pponent .and both boys left the in good spirits. Paul Seay, of Franklin, won a ccision over Ed Huffman, of Otto, ' the final bout. All of the fights were for thre& 3unds, 'ihe J. T. ]\Ioore building on Main street has been purchased by T. W. Angel, Jr., at a considera tion said to be between $4,000 and $5,000. The deal was completed the latter part of last week. Mr. A.ngel said he bought the building, which adjoins the Franks building on one side and Leach Brothers hardware store on the other, as .an investment and in tended to rent it. He said he would remodel the structure to suit an acceptable tenant. The upper floor of the building is owned by the local Odd Fellows lodge. Negotiations are now under way with heirs of the Franks estate for purchase of the Franks build ing by Dr. Furman Angel and Dr. Angel. Terms have been reached, it is reported, but before ' the sale is completed signatures must be obtained from all of the heirs, some of whom live in dis tant communities. Another large real estate trans action recently completed was the sale by Miss Alary C. Bissell, for- merely of Franklin but who now re sides in Asheville, of her residence on Harrison avenue to Mrs. John B. Willis and daughters. It was reported that the deal involved a consideration of between $3,000 and $4,000. Franklin Roosevelt democratic Executive '-ommittee Meets Saturday ^^ettibers of the county Demo- ratic executive committee have called to meet .at 2 o’clock ’Murday afternoo.n in the county ourthous'e to organiz.e for the fall ^mpaign. fThe meeting was called 'y Dr. W, A. Rogers, chairman of ”6 committee for 27 years. He T^sd that all township chairmen Utend. HELD IN m WrmiJBOND Jimmie Webb, 21, Accused Of Criminal Attack On Girl, 14 Charged with a criminal attack on a 14-year-old girl, Jimmie Webb, about 21 years of age, is being held in the Macon county jail with out bond. Webb was arrested Saturday by Deputy Sheriff John Dills m the Commissioners creek section near th'C Georgia line. A warrant for his arrest sworn out by the girl s father. . Webb denied the girl s charge that he attacked her while she was working in a bean patch. Deputy Sheriff Dills said he was informed that Webb recenUy serv ed a term on a Georgia chain gang. Tabernacle Made Ready For Revival Meetings Finishing touches were bemg made this week on the large wood en tabernack erected on Wayah street under the direction of the Rev. A. A. Angel, Methodist min ister and tombstone manufacturer. Electric wiring was installed, ad ditional benches placed ” ernacle and shutters placed on the windows in preparation ^ senes of revival meetings which Rev. Mr Angel has announced will be held at the tabernacle, starting Sunday, September 20. The Rev. M. T. Hin- Sw, of Rutherford College, Burke lonniy, has accepted an invitation to conduct the revival meetings. The tabernacle, with ground di mensions of 60 by 90 feet, will ^ commodate a congregation of 1,000 and a choir of 100. , , r A service will be hdd in the tab ernacle at 3 o’clock Sunday afte noon, Mr. Angel said, and he m vited all interested persons to tend. Officerl^Sture Still On Shope Creek A 25-gallon copper still was seiz ed by Deputy Sheriff John Dills and Constable C P, . Bradley of Smith’s Bridge township Shope creek in the Coweta section bat urday morning. The officers de stroyed five barrels of corn and mash. No arrests were made. Motoring from Knoxville, Tcnn., en route to Charlotte for the Green Pastures” Democratic Rally, President Roosevelt yesterday saw the grandeur of the Great Smoky Mountains National park for the first time. Views from Newfound Gap and Clingman's Dome caused him to exclaim: “Fine! Grand!” Later he said: “I have planned at least half a dozen trips to this section, but each time something hap pened to prevent my coming. Today 1 finally made it. I am not dis appointed. I am delighted and thrilled. It was a grand trip.” At the Indian reservation in Swain co.unty, where the president made a brief stop, he was conferred with the title of “Great White Eagle.” Many Macon county people were in the crowd which witnessed the ceremony. INTERESTING PLACES In Macon County SPEAR FINGER’S BRIDGE MACON FOLKS SEEPpiDENT Roosevelt Greeted by Big Crowd at Indian Reservation By MRS. T. C. HARBISON Running from Whiteside Moun tain to the Hiwassee River is a vein of rock, traceable at inter vals for the entire distance, with Whiteside Cliff seemingly the ter mination of the vein at the north end. The cliffs south of Whiteside, Wildcat Cliffs, which are a huge w.all of rock tapering off at the southern end, are a part of this rock ridge, as are Wolf Ridge and Sunset Rocks. The vein is broken in many placds land disappears com pletely for short distances at vari ous points, ibut may be easily trac ed by boulders strewn in a curved line along the way. Near the gap on the Highlands-Horse Cove road, fragments of stone ranging from one to four or more feet in height, appear to have been set in the earth by hand. They .are set edge wise and resemble posts or abutt- ments of some ancient bridge. These sto.nes may be seen along the whole ridge, many of them notice able from the road, and they in variably cause comment by- those who observe the peculiar way in which they are set. Legend Explains Freak An Indian legend has been told concerning this vein of rock, ex plaining why the stones are placed as they are. !It seems that long ago there was a terrible woman monster living in the mountains whose only food was human livers. She was an old woman whose skin, was made of stone which no wea pon could penetrate. Because of a long stony finger, shaped like a spear head, which grew on her right hand and which she used in stabbing and cutting out the livers of her victems, this monster was known as Utlunta, or Spear Finger. It was her habit to hide in dark passes along the trails and wait for 1 victims. She was indeed a terrible mo.nster, and was feared greatly by all the Indians. Spear Finger had much power, over stone and could lift immense rocks, so sh'e undertook to build a great bridge throcgh the air from Whiteside, or Sa’nigila’gi, home of the Thunder God, the Red man of Lightning, to the “Tree Rock” on the Hiwassee river, that sjie might escape to the top of ‘^Whiteside when chased by the warriors. There she knew that she would be safe, for the Indians did not dare tres pass on the grounds of the Thund er God. However, when the bridge was nearing completion, the Thund er God himself took the part of the Indians by sending bolts of lightn ing to destroy the bridge. When the lightning struck it scattered fragments of stone along the whole ridge, and it is these pieces of stone which can be seen today by those who go along the ridge. D emon Trapped Spear Finger was finally trapped in a pit prepared for that purpose and was kilkd by an Indian who had been told by a Tsikilili bird that her vulnerable spot was her heart, which was always held in the fist of her right hand, rath er than carried in her chest. Part of Spear Finger’s bridge is within the city limits of Highlands, and after knowing the legend of how it came to be, it is interesting to take a five-minutes drive to view these unusually placed rocks. Should one desire to trace the ancient bridge further, .an excellent view of the cliffs south of White side may be had from Whiteside Cove, reached over the road from Horse Cove to Cashiers. Scores of people from Macon county went to the Indian reserva tion at Cherokee yesterday to get a glimpse of President Franklin D. Roosevelt as he stopped here for a brief ceremonial after a motor trip through the Great Smoky Moun tains National park enroute to Asheville and Charlotte. A crowd 'estimated at 4,000 per sons was gathered in the Indian ball grounds to greet the nation’s chief executive and cheer him on his w.ay. Many of those present had waited for several hours and hung tenanciously to select vantage points. The president,_ who had arrived at Knoxville by train in the morn ing, motored leisurely through the park, lunched with members of his party at Clingman’s Dome, in the heart of the Smokies, and arrived at Cherokee shortly before 3 o’clock. As he drove on the field the crowd, too engrossed in getting a good look at him, forgot to cheer; but a shout went up when an In dian headdress was placed upon him and he was conferred with the title of “Great White Eagle” of the Cherokees. The honor was conferred by Carl Standingdeer, acting for Chief Blythe, and it was the highest within the tribe’s pow er to bestow upon any man. The president and his party, which included his chief secretary, -Marvin McIntyre; his son, John; Senator Robert R. Reynolds, Gov ernor J. C. B. Ehringhaus and other notables, remained .at the res- ervatio.n about IS minutes. As the official motorcade progressed to ward Asheville, where the president spent the night, the highway was lined with people, many of whom had walked for miles out of the mountains to see the chief execu tive. Hamlets and towns were dec orated with bunting, flags and wel- coms banners. At Sylva, Waynesville and Can ton, where the presidential car slowed down to eight miles an hour, the streets were jammed. After spending the night (EDITOR’S NOTE—The legend narrated in the above article is retold from “Occoneechee” by Frank Jarrett.) the night at Grove Park Inn in Asheville the president went to McCormick Field to make a brief address to a crowd assembled there. He left at noo,n for Charlotte to make the only formal address of his trip, a spieech before the “Green Pas tures” Democratic rally. At the Cherokee reservation yes terday many Franklin automobiles were in evidence. The largest del egation there from this county was a group of American Legion mem bers. Franklin Produce Market LATEST QUOTATIONS (Prices listed below are subject to change without notice.) Quoted by Farmers F'ederation, Inc. Chickens, heavy breed hens 12c Chickens, light weight; Lb. .. 10c Fryers, heavy weight, lb. .. 12c Fryers, light weight, lb 10c Eggs, doz 30c Corn, bu $1,00 Wheat, bu $1.00 Rye, bu $1.00 Potatoes, No. 1 $1,00 Quoted by Nantahala Creamery B,utterfat, lb 31c syrup

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