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The Franklin press and the Highlands Maconian. (Franklin, N.C.) 1932-1968, November 26, 1936, Image 1

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EltO PROGRESSIVE Ll, NO. 48 jGRESSMADE roil CAll FRANKLIN, N. Corn Husking Champ Members' Enrolled; Bloxham Sets Goal Of 500 , turnlTh^ yesterday b: ^ workers in the annual ",ro5 “'I“r" 1 * 248 the ftumbei “,e^r»l by the am, roll a\l chairman _ Tint a complete list, -Mr. fm'said “and it is hoi>ed f nil list to be published ‘ wlltins tta «>“> ’! this figure. An encourag- ’Lture oi this week’s effort ll fact that Burningtown is e"S :ch::r'di: K S. "C-- t'U“b“e. ~ “e;.d and 1. L :cted that each district will meet ‘*“°'^Seeks Goal of 500 ,t would be a great help if a ^kers would report to the 1 chairman at the office o anklin Press n«xt frning in order that a wmplete I of memberships may be made ,d the roll call completed. Just le more week—kt us get m an [ht for a goal of 500!” Burningtown iirs Robert Parrish, Miss Lola isey, Miss Jessie Ramsey. Highlands Uiss Marguerite Ravenal, Miss ire Ravenal, Miss Nourse, Miss fchel Davis, Mr. O. F. Sunimer, ilrs 0. F. Summer, Mrs. J. F. kWn, Mrs. Kate Rhyneheart, Mis« |va Howd, Miss Nina Howard \Iiss Edna Jamison, Miss Ethel llloway, Mrs. Jack Hall, Mrs. lu- Jor Hall, Mrs. E. R. Gilbert, Mrs. t^rl Zoellnor, Mrs. F. A. Edwards, UE, Hicks, Miss Sara Gilder, A. 3 Potts, J. E. Potts, C. C. Pot^, SJ'E. Potts, W. R. Potts, F. H. Potts, Mrs. F. H. Potts, Mrs. J. F. Potts, Miss Gertrude Harbison, S. Porter Pierson, A. G. Spencer, Miss iFlora Norton, J. C. Mell, Mrs. Frank Cook, Mi'ss M. D. Warren, Miss Maud Crane, Ed Rogers, Miss Caroline Hall, C. H. Zoellnor, Mrs. Sim Calloway, Sam Calloway, Mrs. 'Walter Reese, Mrs. A. C. Holt, P. T, Farnsworth, Rev. Frank Blox- Ito, I Franklin ?R. D, Carson, R. R. Swanson, L. B. Cope, J. H. Stockton, Sloan Murray, J, J. Welch, R. C. Tillery, Fj S. Sloan, S. W. Mendenhall, G. A Jones, Jas. L. Potts, J. Frank Ray, E, E. Sypher, Carr Howard, (rs. S. W. Mendenhall, Josephine Reaver, Ray W. Brandt, K. B. 'irousdell, R. V. Miles, Jr., C. S. Hubbard, W, B. Jones, Lucy Sue 8ray, Harley Dunbar, John Cun- lEngham, Carl P. Cabe, Mrs. D. Mason, P. F. Callahan, George %o\vn, Amanda Slagle, Louise Siler, Tom Campbell, Davis Langdon, Tom J (Continued on Pago Eight) IJV'DEPEJ^DEJV T LIBERAL $150 PER year THURSDAY, NOV. 26, 193€ MURDER CASE Presiding over Court beingargued Franklin Produce Market latest quotations Crowned world’s champion corn husker, Carl Carlson, 28, sinewy six-foot Audubon, la., farmer, is shown after he finished his gruel ling 80-minute feat on Alva Oyler’s Licking County, Ohio, farm, husk ing 1,472.75 pounds of co^rn to take the title, before a crowd of more than 100,000 spectators, one of the greatest galleries ever seen at an American sport event. immwrk OF R1 CROSS Vast Army of First Aid Workers Trained by Organization By REV. FRANK BLOXHAM (Chairman of C^nty) Committee for ^acon Ccrunty) ^^ Ailitrica.r Red 'cross is so hrge Httre'aboi]"some other branches of ^'^Th«°Red Cross has taught first ■A 1 173 000 persons, it ^ • A 700000 perlons in water trained /OU.uw p „„fhods These “ '“J nearly 2,0OO,OW beach and sea are ^,/S,e scene and swimming P > jj-e on the job so that y ^ a friend or re better Volunteer work- stnkes near h ■ Red ers are the ba m-gical dress- Cross. They other art- ings, layettes _ transcrip- icles for the is done o' m2,, “e "““O by ,„l«nteers m y a... ;s.r:si» - cepts of service t t.; • ■“ SHOOTING CASE HEARD IN COURT Grace Fiaming Acquitted Of Ass.ault With a Deadly Weapon Grace Fleming, who peppered Milo Sanders with shotgun shot Sunday night a week ago in'an altercation at Fleming’s home sev eral miles south of Franklin on the Georgia road, was acquitted by a jury in Macon county superio; court Monday when he came up for trial on an indictment of assault with a deadly weapon. Sanders, who was accused by Fleming of throwing rocks at his home and at- tempting to 'break open a screen door, was found guilty by a jury of simple assault. Four charges against Fleming were presented to the grand jury. It returned true bills in three cases: assault with a deadly weapon on Sanders, carrying a concealed weapon and violating the prohibi tion law. The jury reported “not a true bill” o,n the fourth charge, assault with a deadly weapon on Roy Cabe, whom he was alleged to have threatened with a shotgun. Fleming pled guilty on the con cealed weapon charge. A pistol was removed from his person by 1 ohcc Chief C D. Baird when he came to Franklin for a preliminary hearmg last week. The case of allepd violation of the prohibition law had not come up for trial today. Judge W. F. Harding, presiding over the November term of Macon county superior court, left ]udg- Tnt open in Sanders’ conviction of simple assault and m Flemmgs case of carrying concealed weapous. He is expected to pass sentence before court adjourns Friday or Saturday of this week. H(Prices listed below are Uto change without notice.) Iluoled ty Farmers F«deration, Inc. iJhickens, heavy breed, hens 12c jjhickens, light weight, lb. . ■ 09c I fryers, heavy weight, lb. . ■ I2c ■fryers, light weight, lb 09c ■»Sgs, doz 30c IS®™, bu. 80c IVheat, hu $1-00 ^ye, bu $1.00 J J^otatoes, No. 1 90c l^ield peas, bu $1.10 |i!Pnions, bu 60c pQnoted by Nantahala Creamery |«tterfit, lb 29c tions tomorrow throug understanding Junior K.ed of nations today. 3,^0^ subject Cross is the grouped by and the organization is g schools. Gordon ,1, rarried on ,c a there is ^ children work carried on hy Moore and the greater resP°«s j The juniors the various s hoob j do not pay a small group fi-' i 5 “-rf ^ o nf oartnership which ®“The credo of the and responsibility. believe cross J..»r . ^ (Contmp«l on r g CO WEE SEEKS HiMHOOl Betterment Assodation Calls Meeting To Discuss Plans The oeople of Cowee township want a community high school and r° pbnn.nS •» «k. «Uv. «'1« to obtain one. . i? r' With this purpose in view, R^ C focSS Son around Wesfs Mill has ^ S”’0et' S* " - "“rRlSan poised ‘^°T r»m .0 p"*le (or bigh Ss^s »d that estabteh of a high school in the com ment of a ^ig necessity munity wou d ^bviat t^^gnts of transporting high school stu ^^rfTomrhe^Snidaterhig F^aSin. This, he added, ''nuTd eheve the heavy school bus s i and alleviate congested con- . ;n rhe Franklin school, ditions in northern end '’oun V Mr Rickman said, of ^ rle^’stood the movement rres’IIS a Hgh school f Cowee a rumor having spread f r effort was being made to nlidate the primary schools in consolidate tn i the vi«nityj^^^ intention and • ed that its sole purpose was a high school mbre con- ^entfto the pupils in the north "’■"a fiXschool was formerly situ- ^ ^ r pp but was abandoned " iS’T.ver.forhcr rnral high along With ;£°a«d high ed in Franklm. HON. W. F. HARDING REPAIRS URGED ONCOURTHOOSE Judge Backs Grand Jury In Demand for Needed Improvements ■ udge W. F. Hailing, presiding over the November term of Macon county superior court, took the county board of commissioners to task Tuesday for failing to carry out recommendations previous y made by the grand jury for badly needed repairs and improvements to the courthouse. The judge’s remarks were prompted by a report which had just been siibmitted to the court by the grand jury, stating in part. “In our previous reports we rec ommended that a rest room for ladies be put in the courthouse by removing the office now occupied bv O’Neil, but we find that this has not been done and demand that it be done. “We also recommend that a bar should be erected separating the jurors’ box from the other part of the courtroom; this has not been done and->v-e call the attention of the county officials to attend ‘^‘Ve"°also call the attention of the coun-ty that we have repeatedly recommended that the courthouse be repaired as it is already con demned by the state and is damag ing in its present condUion. ludge Harding complimented the jury on its work and urged that the county commissioners take ira mediate steps to carry out the o-rand jury recommendations, iie Solicitor John Queen to prepare bdls of indictment against the responsible officials the recommendations have not been put into effect by the next term of courc. 7 CCC Camps Assigned To Nantahala Forest The construction and betterment of 3.S0 miles of roads and tra^, timberstand improvement on 20,u0t) acres of land, and the eompletion of a rearing station that wdl care for 50 000 fish annually are among the major projects to be undertaken bv the 28 camps assigned to tor- estry work in North Carolina dur ing the eighth enrollment period of the CCC, according to an an nouncement by Joseph C. I^i^her southern regional forester, from headquarters in Atlanta. Mr. Kircher said that the North Carolina forestry camps had been assigned as follows; ten to the Pisgah national forest, seven o the Nantahala, two to the Sumter, seven to projects on state am private forest lands ^nd two forestry work for the TV A. Among the important forestiy projects already completed by the CCC in North Carolina, Mr. Kirch er listed nine fish-rearing pools in the Nantahala national forest. Mathewson Defense Bases Case on Plea of Insanity Macon county superior court re mained in session 'thanksgiving Day while a formidable array attorneys presented arguments m the case of Ralph Mathewson, 33, Robbinsville cafe proprietor, charg ed with murdering his wife, i;ioUiei of a three-weeks-old baby, last he ruary 15. Trial of Mathewson, whose case was removed to this county from Graham on an order signed by fudge W. F. Harding at Robbins- ville in September, was started on Tuesday after a 13-man jury had been picked from a special venir of 100 men. At an earlier trial ot Mathewson, at the March term of Ciraham county superior court, a mistrial was declared when 'he j^iiry failed to reach an agreement. When the case came up at Robbinsville again in 'September the state moved for removal on the grounds that, due to the defendant’s wide 'ni'U' ence in his home county, he could not obtain a fair trial there. Judge Harding granted the motion, and when Mathewson was presented tor trial in this county he again faced the Charlotte jurist. Graham Bears Expense Expense of the trial, which it is estimated will amount to consider ably more than a thousand dollars', will be borne by Graham county, not Macon. The jury was filled at 3 ;30 o clock Tuesday afternoon and the state began placing witnesses on the stand, completiiiig its testimony at 10 o’clock Wednesday morning. Ihc defense, which based its case on a plea of insanity, completed its tes timony late Wednesday afternoon, and argument was commenced this morning with four prosecution at torneys and four defense attorneys to be heard from. Counsel Appearing Jones and Jones, of Frankhn, and T. M. Jenkins, of Robbinsville, are as-sisting SoUcitor John M. Queen in the prosecution. The defendant is repersented by Jack Morphew of Robbinsville, J. N.^ Moody, of Murphy, McKinley Edwards, ^ of Bryson City, and George B. Pat ton, of Franklin. With the judge’s charge to follow argument by counsel, it was thought likely that a night session of court would be necessary if the jury is to receive ,the case before Friday morning. Tells ol .Slw>oting The first state witness, Tom Moose, of Robbinsville, said he was in the Mathewson cafe when the shooting took place, between 9 and 10 p. m. Feb. 15. Ten or 15 other persons were i,n the cafe, he said, and Mathewson was standing by 'the cash register, just having made change for some customers, and his wife was seated on a stool behind the counter. Neither Mathew son nor his wife had said anything. Suddenly the cafe proprietor drew out a pistol, a small .32 calibre revolver, and fired three shots at Mrs. Mathewson in quick succes sion. He then turned the gun on himself, the witness continued, fir ing the remaining two shots in the revolver chambers. James R. Miller, Graham county coroner, told of examining Mrs. Mathewson’s body, which had slumped to the floor. A bullet wound was found in her right breast, another in the left and an other between the other two wounds. He also said he examined Mathewson's head, finding a scalp wound three to four inches long extending: from the right ear to the 1 top of his head. Mr. Miller said he had known the Mathewsons for some time and that he considered them a congen- (Contiwued on Page Eight)

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