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The Franklin press and the Highlands Maconian. (Franklin, N.C.) 1932-1968, October 15, 1936, Image 1

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iMacotttan PROGRESSIVE LIBERAL mBEPENBEMT Ll, NO. 42 FRANKLIN. N. C., THURSDAY, OCT. 15, 193« $1.50 PER YEAR CARBRYM |)VS iUlLDlNG apktes Negotiations por Purchase of Joines Building car C. Bryant, proprietor of Bryant Furniture company and Bryant Funeral Parlors, an ted yesterday that he had com- d negotiations for the purchase ,e Joines Motor company buikl- jn the public square from Mrs. .. Joines, of Brevard. •ed for the property had not ' recorded today, but a con- ■ for sale, it was stated, had ’ completed and signed. The ideration involved was not an- iced, but was reported to be KX) cash. This is the largest estate transaction in Franklin our years or possitoly a longer r. Bryant said he planned to e into the new building before jary 1, but before moving from present location in the McCoy ding -he intended to make a iber fof improvements in the les building. This buildmg, 50 95 feet, with a basement and floors, will be the largest store Franklin. Mr. Bryant said he mded to utilize all of the space, had not decided whether to :e his funeral parlors o.n the in floor or on the second floor, j basement will be used as a age for ambulance, hearse and cks and will be connected with : other floors by an elevator, ich will replace a ramp now ming 'from the public square to ; second floor. t was in a small frame building the present site of the Joines ilding that Mr. Bryant first tered the furniture business in anklin about 20 years ago. rhe Joines Motor company has t announced its plans for the :ure. ROOSEVELT or LANDON? Professional politicans of both Republican and Democratic parties have flooded the country with the rankest kuid of mislead ing propaganda concerning the presidential and congressional con tests to be decided at the polls November 3. The real issues have been beclouded by the injection of personalities and appeals to prejudice and blind sentiment. In view of all this confusion, it is refreshing as well as enlightening to read the political views of able, well informed and incfependent writers who are sincerely trying to present an honest picture of the situation. This week The Press- Maconian presents editorials from two outstanding newspapers—the conservative New York Times and David Lawrence’s critical United States News—one espousing Roosevelt and the other Lan- don. Most of the important national issues are carefully weighed in each of the editorials. The conflicting -conclusions present a fair challenge to voters. We reprint these editorials, each masterfully written, with the hope that they will help many of oyr readers to obtain a better perspective of the political picture and to arrive at intelligent decisions before they cast their ballots. Accident Victim’s Body Found in River After 5-Day Search THE NEW YORK TIMES In an Aditorial Oct. 1, 1936 The New York Times has long been known as an Independent Demo'cratic newspaper. It has al ways placed emphasis on the word Independent.” Never having follow ed in blind faith any political lead er or party, it has exercised the right to ex- I ^ ^ erciseitssin- By DAVID LAWRENCE In United States News, Oct. 12,1936 The time has come to make an appraisal of the New Deal—the good and the bad. Credit should be given where credit is due. Blame for sins of ommision or commission should be placed where it belongs. Candor and fairness are essential I have al- BREVARD PLAYS HEREOMAY Local Eleven Hopeful of Overccming Previous Losses ome-Coming Day ianned at Cullowhee CULLtoWHEE, Oct. 14.—West- n Carolina Teachers college will iserve I Homecoming Day Satur ly, October 24. The two-fold purpose of the omeconiing Day occasion is to mor Professor R. L. Madison, ho founded the school 47 years fo, and to make plans for the impletion of the Madison memo- al. Plans [are being made to accomo- ite the largest group of alumni id friends that has ever assembled ere. Members of the alumni as- iciation will be sent letters giving le program of the day in detail. While plans have not been com- leted, it is probable that the lumni ^ill hold its business ses- >on in the morning, followed by a 'arbecue dinner on the grounds. In the afternoon Western Caro- |na Teachers will meet Eastern -arolina Teachers for the first time >n the football field. Franklin Pr,oduce Market LATEST QUOTATIONS (Prices listed below are subject to change without notice.) Quoted 'by Farmers Federation, Inc. Chickens, heavy breed hens 12c Chick'ens, light weight, lb. . • payers, heavy weight, lb. .. 12c P’T'ers, light weight, lb 10c 'iggs, doz 2Sc bu. . 90c ^heati'bu. .V. .’.'.’...$1.00 V, Bu. .. ...$1.10 Potatoes, No. 1 !’.!!!! $1-15 Quoted by Nantahaia Creamery Eutttrfat, lb 29c cere convic tions on all public mat ters without fear or fav or. During the past three years it has felt compelled to oppose var ious policies, acts and ut terances of a Democrat ic Administration. Not one word of this criticism does it regret or would now wish to withdraw. Yet the larger question of preference between parties remains; and at this point in the Presidential cam paign it is fitting that the reasons for that preference be frankly dis cussed. In a gratifying w^ the progress of the political debate which has been engaging the attention of the country has cleared away a great deal of rubbish which encumbered it at the (beginning. No responsible Republican any longer froths a the mouth in charging that Presi dent Roosevelt is setting out to be a dictator after the style of Stalin or Hitler. The wild assertions that he intends to tear up the Constitu tion and destroy the Supreme Court are not heard today from any ser ious speaker. The Democratic p at- form by its silence really put S™us "upon the excited orators who were saymg such things^ Equally, on the other side of the party fence, ridiculous person^ accusations have fallen to th earth. No a today of Governor Landon as ^ hopeless reactionary. To call him a creature of Hearst now provokes only a smile. That he will be a willing tool of “Wall Str«e an the big corporations is believe i by those who believe any thing that they hear said m a loud voice The two candidates, Roose velt and Landon, stand as party Laiers today free of all this po- '"‘SLrHewayopenJor. TstZt'^this !ime‘bSeen the two TJes Discussion has increasingly £wn • that at many points the Les are not sharply drawn. If the Republicans or^ina^ waysprefer- T red to give SS S Administration and all 1 c tVipv have since dropped f t^Trat^gy Governor Landon has farm spend ■I-"' “ «”e proses to SC much mon y- continua- .htRSs.” “policy re- a man who to any re cital of the reasons why a President of the Unit ed States should be retained in office or de feated at the polls. All things being equal, . t,-- has perform'Cd the duties ot his post in worthy manner the benefit of the doubt. I believe much is to be said, for instance, in favor of the experience of the man in of fice and against the very fact of change itself with all its oppor tunities for unsettlement of confi dence. ,I approach, therefore, the review of Mr. Roosevelt’s accomplishments in the spirit of one who would prefer to find that they outweigh the criticisms that have been lev elled against him. For as an in dividual I have always had a lik ing for Mr. Roosevelt. His personal charm is delightful, his geniality is superb. . But government is an impersonal business. Personal likes or dislikes have never influenced my appraisal of the acts of men in public life. Whatever conscious bias I may have is on the side of sound eco nomics. I have never affiliated with any political party or organi zation and do not consider myself a Republican or a Democrat for the simple reason that, having Iwed in the District of Columbia since I was of voting age and having been deprived, therefore, of a vote, I do not feel myself a part of the political party system of the United The progressive philosophy of government, however, both national Md international, which I approve is that of Woodrow Wilson. If that permits me to be known as a Wilsonian Democrat I am proud to avow that classification. Were Woodrow Wilson ahive to- (lav I am sure he would approve of'many of the things which have been done by Franklin D. Roose velt but there are many other things he Would never countenance. Men like Senator Carter Qass who were champions of the Wood row Wilson creed are today un happy in a party sense. Men who call th-emselves Jeffersonian Demo crats are likewise unhappy over the New Deal. For my own part, I believe that Mr Roosevelt displayed magnificent leadership by his radio addresses and forceful action during the bank holiday. I shall always toe- lieve on the other hand, that the bank holiday itself could have been avoided had Mr. Roosevelt as presi- (Continued on Page Eight) After a week of hard workouts, Franklin high school’s football team will go into the local field tomor row afternoon against the Brevard eleven with high hopes of turning the tide to victory after last Fri day’s defeat by Cornelia, 18 to 0. Tomorrow’s game is scheduled to start at 3:30. The past week’s practice has smoothed out some of the kinks in Franklin’s team, and the coaches^^Mr. Lee, Frank He,nry and Roger Sutton—are confident the boys are prepared to put up a stronger defense and a faster,, more smoothly working offense than in either of the two previous games. The Franklin team p.ut up a scrappy battle against Cornelia last Friday and at times came very near scoring; but the visitors had a double advantage of greater weight and more experience. Kimzey made a six-yard line plcnge to cross the line for Cor nelia’s first touchdown early in the game after a successful series of line drives down the field. Try for point failed, but Cornelia scored ^gain late in the second quarter when Higdon’s punt was blocked and recovered by Burrell across the goal line. The third and last tally was in the last quarter when Alden scored after Kimzey inter cepted a Franklin pass on Frank lin’s 20-yard line. The Franklin eleven worked bet ter in the second half than in the first, with Higdon and Perry gain ing ’through the line repeatedly. Dan Reynolds and Wilkie also showed up well. The outstanding feature of the game, from a local viewpoint, was a pass in the third period from Higdon to Pattillo, who raced from his own 40-yard line to Cornelia’s 10-yard line, where Cornelia held the line and got the iball on downs. Franklin made five first downs, the visitors seven. One accident marred the game, a Cornelia player suffered a frac tured shoulder in a spread eagle tackle. The line-up: Franklin Cornelia Patillo I. e Burrell Palmer 1- h Keller Jones 1- g Tinkham Pendergrast ...c Crunkleton Setzer r. g Jenkins Slagle r. t HusUy D. Wilkie r. e Kerry Perry Q- b Alden B. Wilkie 1. h. b Bently Reynolds r. h. b... Christian Higdon f. b Kimzey Subs : Franklin—Waldroop, Slagle, Jones. Cornelia—Brown, Tate, Chambers, MacDuffy, Tucker, Turpin, Grant, Irvin, Husky. Clyde Jarrett To Speak Saturday After noon at Courthouse Clyde H. Jarrett, Republican nominee for congress from the 11th North Carolina district, will speak at 2:30 o’clock Saturday afternoon in the courthouse, it was announced today by T. W. Angel, Jr., chair man of the Macon county Repub lican executive committee. One Dead, Another Badly Injured After Auto Plunge in Gorge Robert Ccnningham’s body was pulled from the Cullasaja river at 2:30 o’clock this afternoon after volunteer workers and CCC boys had prodded and dragged the stream for five days in search of the missing member of a party of four that plunged off highway No. 28 in an automobile late Saturday night and hurtled 75 feet down a steep embankment to the river bed. Cunningham’s neck was broken and his skull fractured. His body was found caught under a ledge in a pool 12 feet deep about 100 yards down stream from the gush ing rapids upon which the auto mobile landed after somersaulting down the declivitous side of Culla- saja gorge. Bernice Seay Injured Two of Cunningham’s compan ion’s in the car—Charles Penland, who was driving, and A^jnes Seay— miraculously escaped serious injury in the plunge from the highway. They suffered o,nly bruises and minor cuts. But Bernice Seay,_ a' sister of Agnes, sustained an in- juret^-foot and ankle, a broken hand and internal injuries. She is still in Angel hospital, but was reported today to be recovering. Discovery of Cunningham’s body brought an end to the arduous, even dangerous, labors of a corps of a dozen CCC boys and nearly a score of volunteer workers, in cluding two of Cunningham’s broth ers, who had been searching the treacherous stream daily. Rumors Quieted And, too, the discovery brought an end to ominous rumors that had cropped up after first efforts in locating the body had failed. “I’m mighty glad they have found him,” said Charley Penland. “Folks were saying all sorts of things.” Cunningham’s sorrowing father, Jim Cunningham, of lotla, com mented that the news hurt but he was glad the suspense was over. He said the funeral would be held at 11 o’clock tomorrow morning at the lotla Methodist church. After the body had been brought to the Bryant funeral parlors Cor oner C. M. Moore impaneled a coroner’s jury which examined the body and then adjourned until 3 o’clock tomorrow afternoon, when witnesses will be heard. No charges have been made against anyone in connection with the case. Retui'ning from DaWce Penland, who was driving the car, said he, Cunningham and the Seay girls had been to Highlands to a dance and had left immediate ly after the dance to return to Franklin, He told the Press-Macon- ian he was at a loss to tell just how the accident occurred. The car left the highway after rounding a sharp curve on a steep grade in Cullasaja gorge 14 miles east of Franklin. The road s.urfacing show ed tire marks where brakes had been applied as the car came around the curve and the shoulder of the road showed signs indicating that the car came very .near top pling over the brink of the preci pice just as it rounded the curve. Evidently, however, the driver managed to swing it back into the road, only to swing out again and into the gorge. Penland said when he came to he crawled out of the machine, which was lying on its side in the rapids, and found the Seay girls sitting on the upper side of the car. He helped them to the bank (Continued on Page Ten) , V- I I ii . 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