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FRANKLIN, N. C„ THURSDAY, DEC. 3. 1936
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Bus Stations [Ethel du Pont to Wed F. D. R., Jr., President
Planned for Protection of
at Significance Seen
in Buenos Aires
I f The Piress-Macoiniian)
^'uTMfTON December 2.
s sowing ... W„l.i..S-
S President Roosevelt’s tnp
fch America may prove to be
fthe vital turning pomts m
“ 1 tiistorv something
10 M tlie bcgin.>.«8 »' »
Kn world affairs.
E, the President’s attend-
St cc^iference of American
Iblics which IS being held at
E Aires is a definite purpose
fe the entire Western Hemi-
L into a new agreement or
f neace cominon cle-
leTn'war and the free exchange
lommodities between the natoiis
two Americas at all times.
fht logic of such a lineup is
L obvious. This country does no
It to be involved m European
Iftical affairs nor in Asiatic poli-
J Neither do the Republics of
e'lSQUth. War is breeding to the
^fand to the West, Ihe Amer^
n cQiitinent is separated from
ge warlike regions by the At-
“c Ocean and the Pacific Ocean.
|lso to the South of us 'les a
Ikt opportunity for peaceful cte-
riopment of mutual trade. South
mierica is the natural market for
toerican manufactures and the
JIted States is a natural market
^South America’s raw mateiiais-.
likewise, South America offers
^ tbe adventurous, pioneering
pirit of our youth as great oppor-
u|ity for exploration and develop-
li^nt as our West did in the early
lays of our continental expansion,
i j A Great American Empire
;It is not to be wondered at,
:herefore that President Roosevelt
|i),uld cherish the dream of a
Qted Western Hemisphere, which
lould conceivably be entirely self-
piitained and free to develop :
ak empire with a new type of
iilture and civilization, in no wa,y
l^endent upon either Europe, Asia
pecretary of State Cordell Hull
Ills the sam.e vision. He is meeting
ihe President at the Argentine cap-
and will remain there through-
)Ut the international conference to
la'rticipate in the discussions which
K hopes will result in the forma-
wn of an All-American League of
RALEIGH, Dec. 1.—Erection of
40,.0(X) school bus stations through
out the state to protect school
children from winter weather is
contemplated under a proposed
WPA project advanced by state
school commission officials.
The project will cost approximate
ly $800,000, according to Lloyd E.
Griffin, executive secretary of the
commission. Of this amount the
WPA would furnish $480,000 and
the state’s 100 coimties the balance
of $320,000. School funds, he said,
are not available for the work.
The proposed stations, it was
stated, would be open sheds, 6 by 8
feet, facing south, and would cost
approximately ,$20 each.
Mathewson Taken to State
Prison for 20-Year
This Is Short of Goal But
Nearly 50% Greater
Than Last Year
fhat American business and in
fcstry is at least hopeful that some-
lling will develop from this con-
Jrence to broaden our 'export mar
ket and render the opportunities
^ich South America offers more
V‘ly available to North American
[pital and enterprise, is indicated
y the fact that Harper Sibley,
[resident of the Chamber of Com-
^erce of the United States, flew
I'vn to Buenos Aires last wee'k to
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((Prices listed below are subject
change without notice.)
^oted by Farmers Federation, Inc.
Ij'ckens, heavy breed, hens 11c
Pckens, light weight, lb. .. 08c
ps, doz 30c
l^atoes, No. 1 90c
I*'''' peas, bu $L10
iKwder peas, bu $2.00
■•"ons, bu 60c
Quoted by Nantahala Creamery
r‘‘»fat, lb 30c
Ralph Mathewson, 33-year-old
Robbinsville cafe proprietor, was
taken to State’s prison at Raleigh
Saturday to begin serving a 20-
year-sentence imposed upon him
Friday by Judge W. F. Harding in
Macon superior court after a jury
had returned a verdict of second
The state had asked a first de
gree murder verdict and Mathew-
son’s attorneys had'based their de
fense on a plea of insanity. Ma-
thwson killed his wife, mother of
a thr^e-wceks-old baby, the night
of February 15 by firing three
pistol shots into her body while
she was seated at a counter in
their cafe in Robbinsville, He wa
tried in Graham superior court las
March, hut a mistrial was declare
when the jury failed to agree on
a verdict. His case came up again
in Graham superior “urt at
September term, but Jud^e
ing granted a motion of the stat
Tor removal on the grounds that,
due to the defendant’s wide connec
tions .and influence m his Home
county, he could not be given an
l^pardal trial at Robbinsville,
Jury Out Seven Hours
Trial of the case in
perior court 13 man
piS from a special
ITO men Hearing of ■evi-
vemre of 100 ^ Wednesday
dence was remained
afternoon and the co
in session ® ys The
hear by ^
rase went to the j y ,
o’clock Friday " shortly
jury returned its veru
before 5 o’clock
during the • .^vitnesses
ally M the 1“““™ , jitcrnejs
„d ll.= f,„V.d by ».e
c, .k. co..«’s
Notice of App«a>
A notice of appea ;^,ic-
one of Mathewson s atto
Kinley Edwards, oi ^ ^^e
-Te c^i^tody^pU Sheriff
Dills and Ralph Pa^
GREENVILLE, Del Ethel du Pont and Franklin D. Roosevelt, Jr.
(above), are going to be tnarried next June. Their engagement was
announced in late November by Mr. and Mrs. Eugene du Pont, parents
.of the bride-to-be. The,President s son and the du
humoredly posed for news photographers, striding up =^"d down t e
Qiih room and seated side by side before the fireplace, They laugnea
'^ach tTm” they were told to Lok at each other . . but refused to hold
' hands. “It is to be a small church wedding, says Miss du Pont
Relative of Macon Family
To Be Colorado’s Governor
T eller Ammons Elected
Chief Executive at _
Age of 39
I A Japanese Gift
Two great Japanese lantj^^.^^
stone whose g,ft of
“eternal light late
Japan ^ ^^•^‘''^lectrical wizard.
Twlare worn with
Thirteen between air-
tbe average the U.
A Macon county family which
moved west in the frontier days
has s.upplied another governor for
the state of Colorado. He is 'Ieller
Ammons, son of the late Elias N.
Ammons, who served as Colorado s
chief .executive from 1912 to 1914.
Running on the Democratic tic
et, Teller Ammons was elected over
his Republican opponent, Charles
M Armstrong, by a majority o
more than 20,000 votes m the
Roosevelt landslide a month ago.
Not yet 40 years old, he is to take
office in January, to become the
youngest governor the state has
ever had. ,
The story of young Ammons
rise in the political world is tol
in the November 4 issue of ilit
Uenver Post, a copy of which was
recently received by E-V Am-°^
well known farmer of the Rabbit
Creek section of this county, who
is a second cousin. Colorado’s gov
ernor-elect also is related to the
Franks and Shepherd families of
In 1871 J. R. Ammons moved
his family from this county to
Colorado, Elias N.
was then 11 years old. He btcame
r arge landholder and cattleman
i ifned up with the late Senator
Tdler he bolted the Democratic
party’on the free silver 'ssue. e
name'his sot Teller, but the latter
,„Sd politic i" >“■ 'f'"
T elected state senator from
he was e ^ jje was re-
the but gave up the
'in 1935 to become city at-
' Denver, While i,n the
torney of ^ the
senate he b He was
Democratic con 1 when
hfwa? nominated the Democratic
candidate for gove^rwn^^^^
Statel eSered the World
w'^He entered as a private, spent
^1’ vpars overseas and was
nearly tw y lieutenant,
duscharge ^ Ammons was mar-
„ern9^ t:%liss Esther Davis,
High School Juniors Net
$40.25 at Keno Party
Reports recieved from officers of
the class show that $40,25 was
cleared by the juniors of Frankiiti
high school at the keno party giv
en on the night of November 20.
An eager crowd of approximately
160 gathered in the high school
auditorium with ' the following be
ing the hicky ones who carried the
Hugh Leach, Bobby Rochester,
George Hunnicutt, Eugene Furr,
Hugh Curtis, Vercoe Watkins,
Timsey Nell Clouse, Katherine
Hall, John Slagle, Elizabeth Cabe,
Georgianna Magee, Elizabeth Slagle,
Margie Bliimenthal, Clell Bryant,
Billy Wilkie, Sarah Conley, ^Mack
S'Ctser, Esta Mae Childers, Freddy
Hall, Fred Houk, Mrs, Robinson,
Mr, Zachary, Junior Evans, An
drew Jones, Sam Alexander, Bobby
Higdon, Elbert Angel, Elizabeth
Wasilik, Rosalind B-ulgin, Dorothy
Blumenthal, Billy Higdon, Mrs.
Hugh Leach, Johnnie Nix, Mildred
Bryso,n, ,Kuth Bryson. Katherine
Godwin, ^Aubrey Carelock, Frances
Robinson. Norman Talley, Mrs. Gus
Leach, Mrs. Frileau Brabson, Ruth
Higgins, Miss Jennie Gilliam, Mrs,
Anderson, Donald Jones, Frank
Leach. Jr,, Harry Higgins, Lucille
Hall, Rosa Lee Kiser, Dan R.
Reynolds, James Furr, Mr. Lee,
Dorothy Anderson, Lyijian Higdon.
Mrs, Conky. Bobby Pattillo, Mild
red Cabe. Vick Perry, Mrs. C. T.
Bryson. J. C. Jacobs, Betty Rogers,
Frances Ashe, Virginia Zachary,
Mrs Johnston, Elizabeth Rochester,
IJorothy Sloan, Ida Bryant, Miss
Crisman, Charles Russel and Miss
Betterment Group Calls
Meeting at Cowee
A meeting of the members of
the North Macon B'Ctterment as
sociation and the school patrons
of the northern end of the county
has been called for 8 o’clock Sat
urday night at the Cowee school
to discuss plans of obtaining a
high school at Cowee, R. C, Rick
man, president of the association,
said' all interested persons are in
vited to attend.
A high school was formerly sit
uated at Cowee but was abandoned
some years ago when the consoli
dated high school was estabhshed
A check-up yesterday on the
outcome of the annual Red Cross
call for Macon county showed a
total of 304 memberships reported.
Several workers were yet to be
heard from and the roll call chair
man, the Rev. Frank Bloxham, ex
pressed the hope that the final
count would result in a 50 per
cent greater membership than en
rolled last year, when the number
was 214. „
“The closing of the call,
Mr. Bloxham commented, “shows
that we are much short of our goal
of 5(X) members, but far ahead of
last year’s total, A great deal of
praise is due to the noble band
of workers who have achieved this
vcar’s result. Some' few member
ships are still to be tnrned in,
which will probably result in the
total being a 50 per cent increase
over last year. It is not too late
for persons who have not already
joined to do so. Such persons
sho,uld see one of the roll call
workers right away.”
Among the reports received this
week was one troin Chapel schoo
for colored children, which turned
in its full quota of $5.
Following is a full membership
roll reported to date of the Macon
Zelma Jenkins, Otto; Mrs. Fate
Messer, Otto; R. A. Hertzler, Otto,
contribution; William Crawford,
Higdonvilk, Mrs. Ro.bert Parrish,
Miss Lola Ramsey and Miss Jessie
Mrs. R. L. Morris, W. S. Davis,
Mrs. W. S. Davis, N. C. Heintz, J.
E Root, Mrs. J. E. Root, Mrs.
Eskrigge, Mrs. Bliss, G. A. Town-
send, Mrs. G. A, Townsend, C. J.
Anderson, F. B. Cook, Mrs. C. J-
Anderson, W. A. Bryson, H. W.
Sloan, Mrs. H. W, Sloan, Miss M,
E, Huger, Miss C. B. Elliott, W. H.
Cobb, Mrs. W', H. Cobb, R, R.
Hodgson, Mrs. R, R. Hodgson, Miss
A. Staub, Miss Mary B, Henckel,
I FI M, Bascom, Mrs. H. M. Bas-
com, Mrs. Thad Smith, Mrs. Guy
Paul, Virginia Edwards, Col. J. S.
Sewell, Mrs. J. S. Sewell; Mrs, M.
C. Smith, donation.
Miss Marguerite Ravenal, Miss
Clare Ravenal, Miss Nourse, Miss
Rachel D.avis, Mr. O. F. Summer,
Mrs, O. F. Summer, Mrs. J. E.
Brown, Mrs. Kate Rhynehart, Miss
Veva Howard, Miss Nina Howard,
Miss Edna Jamison, Miss Ethel
Calloway, Mrs. Jack Hall, Mrs. T1.1-
dor Hall, Mrs. E. R, Gilbert, Mrs.
Carl Zoellnor, Mrs. F. A. Edwards,
J, E. Hicks, Miss Sara Gilder, A.
B. Potts, J. E. Potts, C. C. .Potts,
S. E, Potts, W. R. Potts, F. H.
Potts, Mrs. F. H. Potts, Mrs. J. E.
Potts, Miss Sertrude Harbison, S.
Porter Pierson, A. G. Spencer, Miss
p'lora Norton, J. C. Mell, Mrs.
Frank Cook, Miss M. 1). Warren,
Miss Maud Crane, Ed Rogers, Miss
Caroline Hall, C, H, Zoellnor, Mrs.
Sam Calloway, Sam Calloway, Mrs.
Walter Reese, Mrs. A. C. Holt, P.
T. Farnsworth, Rev. Frank Blox
Chapel school (colored) 5 mem
berships ; Mr. Zoellnor, Mrs. Zoell
nor, Mrs. Catway, Barnell Wal-
droop, Mrs. Elsie Franks, Miss
Mattie Wilkes, Zeb Conley, A. L.
Leach, E. S, Hunnicut, R. S. Jones,
Paul Carpenter. Mrs. Paul Carpen
ter, Mrs. J, R. Ramsey. James R.
Ramsey, Miss Irene Sloan.
R. 1). Carson, R. R. Swanson, L.
D, Cope, J. H. Stockton, Sloan
Murray, J, J. Welch, R. C. Tillery,
F, S. Sloan, S. W. Mendenhall, G.
A, Jones, Jas. L. Potts, J. Frank
Ray, E. E. Sypher, Carr Howard,
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