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. Dr. Caleb A. Ridley, ' who rose
from humble beginnings on a (arm
in the Watauga section of Macon
county to be one of the south's
outstanding preachers and lecturers,
died Wednesday afternoon of last
week in the Stciner Clinic in At
lanta. For several years he had
been in declining health and early
last fall , he became seriously ill
with cancer of the stomach at the
home of his mother, Mrs. Eunice
Ridley, in Sylva. He was brought
to Franklin for. treatment and later
- was removed to Atlanta, where his
wife, Mrs. Lula Wilson Ridley,
lived. ...
The funeral was held at 2:30
o'clock Friday afternoon in . the
Central Baptist church, Atlanta, of
which he formerly, had been pastor
" for several ears. V'
' Eloquent Speaker
Recognized as an eloquent speak
er, Dr. Ridley had served as pas
tor of churches in Atlanta, Blue
. Ridge, Monticello and Quitman,
Ga., Live Oak, Fla., and 'Beaumont,
Tex. , Besides acting as pastor for
the Central Baptist church, one of
the largest in Atlanta, Dr. Ridley
organized the Third 'Baptist church,
which he . also served , for several
years. . .
In addition to his career . as . a
minister . Dr. Ridley gained- a na
tional reputation as an orator when
he entered the Ku Klux Klan and
was promoted to . the high office
of imperial kludd, or national chap
lain. In this capacity he toured
:f the . countiy, filling hundreds of
peaking 'engagements.
,,-"Cale" Ridley's early boyhood
was spent in macon auu jacitson
counties, working in the, fields and
also in C. J. Harris', mines near
Dillsboro. While working for Mr.
Harris he saved enough money to
go to Wake Forest college. Later
he entered Mercer University,
where he completed a theological
course, and subsequently he was
graduated from the Moody Bible
school in Chicago. A short time
thereafter he was ordained a min
ister of the Baptist church.
Striking in Appearance
- Dr. : Ridley was born in the
"Watauga section on 1 August . 22,
1873, ; the son of William and Eu
nice Franks Ridley. He was a
man of striking appearance, com
pelling personality and offered a
friendly hand to everyone.
.During the. autumn of 1930 he
was editor of The Franklin Press
for several months. His return to
the scenes ' of . his boyhood; with
opportunities . to renew old friend
ships, brought him a great deal of
joy. He was always cheerful, but
his friends knew then that he was
in poor health.-
Wrote Several Books
Dr. Ridley found time throughout
'his busy life to write a number
.of poems and several books of
.theological essays and biographical
sketches. Many of his poems are
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contained in two volumes "Just a
Thinkin" and "The Flowers Will
" Bloom Again." Other poems ap
peared in The Franklin Press dur
ing his editorship of this : paper.
Other books lie published were
"The Southern . Mountaineer,"
"Shadowing a Drunkard," "Primary
'Things of .the Spirit" and 'Tli.e
Literature of the Living." '.,.,
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news; summary v.
A Survey of -State 'ami National, Events Concisely
Told , ia Drisf Up-to-D&te
News Reports
His skull crushed, Gordon Mil
ler, Jr., died at Durham, Saturday
night, 30 minutes after he was
knocked to the pavement by a
hit and run car. Cary Keith, 21,
Durham, was held for investigation.
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The Piedmont section of textile
chemists ; and colorists riiet 100
strong in Greensboro, Saturday. It
is the section's "time to be host
to the American Association of
Textile Chemists and Colorists in
1932. They ask the national as
sociation to come to Greensboro.
N. C. Republican Convene April 14
April 14 has been chosen by Jas.
S. Duncan, ' chairman of the N. C.
Republican executive : committee
as date-of the party's convention
to be held, in Charlotte. It will
be a one-day convention.
The News Letter, for 18 years an
impartial reporter of social, civic
and economic facts as assembled
by State university authorities, is
to be discontinued unless "outside
financial support is secured.
TRIES During 1931, there were 134 new
industrial, plants built or projected
in the piedmont area of the Caro
linas, the . Duke Power company
states. There were 37 new hosiery
plants, 34 other textile 'plants, 21
food- and feed industries, 13 furni
ture plants,
Costf the state's highway patrol
was :j,hh,wj.w in 1931, reports
Captain Charles D. Farmer. The
patrol made a profit for the state
collecting $260,666.82 in license fees,
fines and costs. Arrests numbered
7,813 and traffic violations 158,5h4.
Two 'policemen were killed in 1931.
. With $1,267,488 Charlotte led the
state In new building in 1931,
Greensboro had $1,111,136, Winston
Salem $853,987 High Point $800,
970, Durham $714,760, Raleigh $575-
572, Salisbury , $344,010, Asheville
Cotton mills of North Carolina
used more cotton in 1931 than in
1930, the sharp increase coming
in the last six months. The state
was a leader in a national in
crease of 76,851 l;iles used in
i931 over the number used in 1930.
The secretary of state is notify
ing 967 North Carolina corpora-j
tions their charters have been can-'
celled due to failure to return the
annual report required for basis
of the state's franchise tax. '.'
Dr. W. L.' Potest, Wake Forest,
was on Friday named ' president of
the N. C. .Anti-Saloon league con
cluding the annual meeting in
Greensboro. The league voiced-disapproval
of any plan for national
referendum on prohibition. , It cal'
for vigorous enforcement of the
law by the state.
Cutting of state employes salaries
has been deferred by Governor
Max Gardner until, March 1, to
permit time for readjustment.
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North Carolina automobile fatali
ties in 1931 were 762, or 15 fewer
than in' 1930, but .5,075 persons
were injured last year, a record.
THREATENED Diminishing returns from fertili
zer taxes threaten the operation
of the' state's ' farm experiment
station at Satte college. Dr. R. Y.
Winters, director of the station,
has notified 25 employes that un
less new sources of support are
found, their services must be dis
pensed with by January 31. State
college and the state department
Will fight to have the experiment
HUn tfQrk toftt'tilfe,
Prohibition administration in the
28 counties comprising the west
ern district of the state are be
ing transferred this .week from
Charlotte to Asheville. J. 1;
Kanipc is deputy administrator in
The . state's budget bureau, be
lieving counties will stop, maiiy
schools at six months, anticipates
$500,000 of the $1,500,000 extended
term fund will not be used this
year. A. T. Allen, state school
superintendent, says there is no
wayof telling how many schools
will continue to 8 months.
Robert Snell, 40, shot and killed
his wife, seriously" wounded Mrs.
E. R., a roomer,"" and killed
himself in his Raleigh home Satur
day night. Mrs. Hayes, wounded
in the abdomen, was the only
witness surviving, two of the Snell
children not waking from their
sleep, at the sound of the shots.
Awakening at 2 a. m. on Mon
day to find his $20,000 Blowing
Rock home burning down, R. )!
Hole leaped from a bedroom win
dow, sustaining a . badly sprained
ankle. His nephew, also leaped to
safety, was uninsured,
Last year 329 persons were killed
by others in North Carolina as
compared with 347 in 1930. Suicides
increased to 305 over 281 in 1930.
Lightning killed 34, airplanes four,
railroads 71, burns 227, automobiles
638. reports "the state board of
health. -
In the third quarter of 1931 re
sources of state banks increased by
$1,513,988 to $253,692,479 on Sep
tember 29. Deposits decreased $4,
262,073 to $76,084,830, saving de
posits' dropped by $907,000 to $45,
Two girls were playing with a
shotgun- at Waynesville, Monday
night. It discharged in the hands
of "Dorothy Arrington, 10, the- load
penetrating the brain of Essie
Robeson, 12, killing her. -
Found dead on a forest path
near the state university campus, a
bullet wound in his neck, Daniel
J. Olive, 19, sophomore from God
win, was declared the victim of
Eighty-six applicants for lawyer's
licenses took the tate bar examina
tion on - Monday, including one
blind man, C. C. Catcs, Jr., Burling
RESTED On report of auditors, Saturday,
that shortages of $25,000 had beeii
found in acco.irrfts of George M.
Lyerly, fofmerSalisltiry tax col
lector and treitsiirer, he was ar
rested aju! released on bond of
$10,000. '
Governor Max Gardner said on
Saturday, North Carolina has been
a leader in 'readjusting herself to
changed conditions and will ne one
of the first states to rally from
economic degression.
Crawling under her home to find
a two-year-old son who had dis
appeared, Mrs. ' L;-' B. Richardson,
Greensboro,, fell after him into a
20-foot abandoned well. Firemen
saved the two from five feet of
water, after, a four-year-old son
had giveifhe alarm.
Seventy thousand Indian textile
workers on. Saturday went on strike
as a protest of the arrest of Ma
batma Gandhi; who organized them.
Chased into a New York de
partment store by a policeman,
Richard Goeltzl shot himself to
death --on Saturday' in full view of
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Arrangements Made To
Hold Religious Exer
cises In Schools
Plans for a Macon county. min
isterial association will be dis
cussed at a meeting of the minis
ters of the various chufches to be
held at 10 o'clock Monday morn
ing at the Baptist church.
The meeting was announced this
week by the Franklin Ministerial
association, which was recently or
ganized. Members of he town
group are the Rev. H. C. Freeman,
pastor of the Franklin circuit of
th Methodist church;, the Rev.
Norvin C. Duncan, rector of St.
Agnes Episcopal church; the Rev.
0. P. ,Ader, pastor of the Frank
lin Methodist church ; the Rev. J.
A. Flanagan, pastor of the Presby
terian church, and the Rev. Eu
gene R. Eller, pastor of the First
Baptist church of Franklin.
Flanagan It Chairman
Rev. J. A. Flanagan is general
chairman ' of the association and
Rev. Mr. Eller is secretary.
At the first meeting of the group
arrangements were made with Guy
L. Houk, principal of the Franklin
public schools, for the ministers to
conduce brief religious exercises
and make short Bible talks to the
school children at regular intervals.
Mr. Houk explained that facilities
at the high school made it im
practical to hold daily chapel ex
ercises for the entire student body.
However, he invited the ministers
to address the school children, both
in -the high school and the elemen
tary grades, in the various class
The Franklin Ministerial associa
tion will meet the first Monday of
each month.
Was Originally Resident
t of Macon County;
v Passes at 62
Robert L. Long, an old resident
of Macon county, died at the age
of 62 at his home in Atlanta Mon
day morning about 1 o'clock. He
had been ill for sometime.
The funeral was at Asbury Meth
odist church near Otto Tuesday
afternoon. Officiating was the Rev.
J. L. Teague, a life-long friend of
the deceased. .
Mr. Long was married to Miss
Georgia White, who survives him,
along with the following children:
Mrs. Elba Dillard, Macon, Ga.;
Miss Zoa Long, Alto, Ga.; Mrs:
Icie Camp, Atlanta; Mrs. George
Currier, Commerce, Ga. ; - Misses
Mabel and Annie Long, of Atlanta ;
Oscar Long, Atlanta -and Cecil
Long, Lafayette, Ga. He is sur
vived also by a brother, Sim Long,
who lives in South Carolina and
his nephew, E. W. Long of Frank
lin. .
Mr. Long was raised in Macon
county and was well known here.
His passing will be keenly felt by
his many friends and acquaintances
throughout this' section.
SYLVA, Jan. 2,7. (Special)-Syl
va Collegiate Institute trampled the
Franklin High five here last night,
20 to 11, and the Smoky Mountain
Ramblers defeated the Franklin
All-Stars. 53 to 26. in a double-
The S. C I. quint played steady
ball throughout to annex victory.
Fincannon and R. Dalrymple di
vided honors in the second court
battle of the evening.
The lineups-:
S. C. L (20) . Pos. ' (11) Frank. H.
McFee (4) F (5) C. Freeman
Bryson (2) . . . . . .F. ... (3) Sheffield
Dickey (4) C Teague
Mcjunkin (4) . . . .G. . . .L. Moore
Waldrop (2) ... .G. ...... .(3) Dean
Subs: S. C. i.( Watson (4).
Smoky Mts. '(53 Pos. (26) All-Stars
Morgan (16) . . . .F (9) R. Dalrymple
Queen (16) ;.....F... (3) Barnard
Fincannon (20) ..C (8) Wilkes
Moore (1) .G (6) H. Dalrymple
Monteith G. ... ...... Bowers
Refrees Jones Sylva.
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Webb AddressesJvieefcEiii
Plans for Power Project
And Park To Be Outlined
Hoover Interested in
Development of Park
Roger . Miller, president, of
Western Carolina Mountains,
Inc., has received the following
letter from Herbert Hoover,
President of the United States:
The White Houte
January 20, 1932.'
My dear Mr. Miller:
Please present my cordial
greetings to representatives of
Western North Carolina organ
izations, meeting in Asheville on
January 28 to promote the Great
Smoky Mountains National Park
project. The prompt develop
ment of this park along, the ac
cepted and successful lines for
the conduct of such parks will
mean much to this generation
and to posterity. I hope your
meeting may contribute to the
attainment of your objectives.
Your faithfully,
Herbert Hoover (Signed)
Well Known Dillard Man
Is Victim of Heart
. . ,
Mr. Eugene Norton, 44, of Dil
lard, Ga., died about midnight
Monday at the home of hissister,
Mrs. Paralee McClure. Heart fail
ure is given as the cause of death
Mr. Norton was sick for several
months following a stroke of pa
ralysis about a year ago.
Interment was at Mulberry Meth
odist church at Tryphosa, Mr. Nor
ton's former home, Tuesday after
noon. Rev. Mr. Keen, pastor of
the Baptist church at Dillard, of
ficiated, assisted by Rev. Mr. Pat
terson, pastor of the Clayton Meth
odist church. Dr. Andrew Ritchie
of Rabun-Nacoochee school made
a short talk. Mr. Norton served
for two years with the American
Expeditionary Forces' in France.
His loss is keenly felt by a large
circle of friends.. He is survived
by his mother, Mrs. Virgil Norton
and four sisters, Mrs. Paralee Mc
Clure, Mrs. Cordelia Howard,. Mrs.
Rol Lcdford and Mrs. Lee Corn.
Pallbearers were Messrs Barnard
Dillard, Charles 'Ray Dillard, Clar
ence Teague, Roy Dillard, John
Guest and Claude Dillard.
The headline of the announce
ment in the "Press" last week of
the next quarterly meeting of the
Macon County Singing convention
gave January 27 as the date, where
as the body of .the article stated
it lo be the fifth Sunday in the
month, January 31. The latter date
is correct.
Rotarians Hear
At Inter
Rotarians from Waynesville, Syl
va, and Andrews" joined with the
Franklin club Thursday night of
last week in the annual inter-city
The principal speaker was Abit
Nix, of Athens, Ga., a member of
the international board of direc
tors of Rotary. He spoke on Ro
tary, principles, and said that Ro
tary continued to grow i in 1931,
with many new members being
added iii Europe and the Orient.
The only decrease in membership
he said, was in the United States.
He urged all clubs to work toward
increasing their membership.
A feature of the meeting was the
discussion of the 5-10 year organ
ized farm program for Western
North . Carolina. A representative
of each club endorsed the program
and urged all Rotarians lo lend
their cooperation in' making the
movement a success.
Theodore Nichols, of the An
Organised Farm
in Macon Outline
A T ft m
Thorpe and Albright To
Address Meeting in
J. E. S. Thorpe, vice-president
and general manager of the Nan
tahala Power company, Bryson
City, and Horace M. Albright, di
rector of the national park service,
Washington, D. C, will be the
principal speakers at the regional
meeting of civic leaders at the
Vanderbilt hotel in Aiheville to
night at 6:30 o'clock.
. "Western Carolina's Industrial
Future" will be the subject of Mr.
Thorpe's address. Mr. Albright
will present . and explain the plans
of the federal government for the
development of the Great Smoky
Mountains National park.
Big Attendance Expected
Twenty counties will be repre
sented, and advance reservations
indicate an ".attendance of four
hundred or more, according to
Ralph E. Nollner, secretary-treasurer
of the regional association. Mr.
Nollner said that special invitations
have been extended to all of the
civic and commercial organizations
in Western North Carolina, news
paper editors and publishers, city
and county officials, and public
utility officials. The meeting is
open to the public, however, and
the attendance will be limited only
to the capacity of the dining
Mr. Thorpe is directing one of
the largest power development pro
jects in the south; he is especial
ly qualified to discuss the indus
trial resources and potentialities of
the mountain region. Mr. Albright
has just completed a thorough
study of the Great Smoky Moun
tains National park area, and his
address will include a definite an
nouncement of plans and policies
adopted by the national park ser
vice for the program, which will
begin as soon as the land pur
chases are completed.
Western Carolina Mountains, Inc.,
is an organization of volunteers
endeavoring to unite and to co
ordinate all of the activities of
constructive agencies interested in
the advancement of Western North
Cartoogechaye Offers
An Idea for Farm Relief
If an engineer is a man who can
do tor one dollar what any man
can do for two then perhaps the
definition of a farmer would be a
man who makes two blades of
grass grow whire only one grew
before. If that is true what would
a man be called who raised twelve
potatoes in one? I
Well, Mr. Turner Enloe of Car
toogechaye did it from Irish . Rose
seed and brought in the evidence
to the 'Press." If you do not be
lieve it iome and see it at the
"Press" office. Then, if you still
do not believe it we suggest that
you communicate with Mr. Enloe.
Abit Nix
-City Meeting
diews club, . said that Western
North Carolina is importing $14,-
000,000 worth of canned goods an
nually, whereas most of this should
be raised at home. He urged
standardization of farm products.
Other speakers in connection with
the 5-10 program were : James L.
Robinson, of Waynesville; Harry
Buchanan, of Sylva, and President
H. T. Hunter, of Western Carolina
Teachers' college, Ciillowhee. Mr.
Hunter said that the farm pro
gram offers a splendid opportunity
for teachers, to join with farmers
and business men in working 16T
the better of community and sec
tion. Guy L. Houk, president of the
Franklin club, presided at the meet
ing and introduced the speakers.
The meeting was held in the
vacant store room next to the Ma
con Chevrolet company and the
dinner was served by ladies of the
Presbyterian church.
Farmers and Farm Wom
en Meet with Franklin
Uniformity of Livestock
Types for Couiity
Is Urged
Plans for putting the 5-10 Year
Organized Farm Program into ef-1
feet in Macon county were dis
cussed at a meeting of farmers and
farm women with the Franklin
Rotary club af its regular weekly
luncheon Wednesday. The prin
cipal speaker at, the meeting was
Bruce Webb, promotion , manager
of the Asheville Citizen and the
Asheville Times, who is organizing
the 5-10 Year movement through
out Western North Carolina.
Mr. Webb emphasized the neces
sity of standardizing varieties and
grades of farm products so as to
meet market demands. He pointed'
out that the prices of quality fa
products had declined but little in
comparison to the decrease in the
value of other commodities.
Urges Uniformity
"Before Western North Caro
lina farmers can make much head
way," he said, "they must develop
uniformity in their products. It
white eggs are wanted, they must
produce white eggs instead of
brown eggs."
He! said that' Western ' North
Carolina agriculture could hdtev"efr
supply the local demand along cer
tain lines. The Biltmore Dairy,
he ' illustrated, needs pigs of !t
certain size for its sausage factory
but cannot get enough of them.
Other points he emphasized in
the farm program were the use
of only the best purebred stock, .
increased acreage production
through soil improvement, and the
application of business principles to
Other speakers were Miss Eliza
beth Kelly and Sam L. Franks,
co-chairmen of the Macon County
5-10 Year Program committee; and
Fred L. Sloan, county farm dem
on stratioju agents - ,
Program Outlined
In the. rniirip . nf a rnTThvi-table
discussion, led by Mr. Sloanfftt " "
following plan for putting the 5-10
Year Plan into effect in this coun
ty was evolved: '
-1. Every farmer to develop ar
Lkast one acre of improved pastnrt-
this year.
2. More beef cattle.
(a) Improve quality' of sires
(b) Develop uniform breed of
beef cattle in each community.
It was decided, that each com
munity should choose between
Herefords or Shorthorns.
3. More dairying.
(a) Cash in. on feed crops1
through feeding to cows and
other livestock.
(b) More butterfat.
.(c) Guernseys as the dairy
type for the county.
4. More and better eggs.
(a) Each farmer urged to
keep at least .50 chickens.
(b) White Leghorns for the
county type of egg-producer.
5. Crop rotation. " "f-N.
6. A garden sufficient at least
to take care of home needs; on
every farm, - -
7. Application of business meth
ods. Every farmer is urg:i to
keep books, carefully record all
cash receipts and expenditur j.
Besides the Rotarians, thevt vere
18 farmers and farm women tt the
meeting, which was held h the
vacant stores next to the Maoon
Chevrolet company on Ms i street.
Lunch was served by lad', s of fh
Presbyterian church. . , '
The farmers and farm v
the meeting represent'"
Uvey section of the,' '
werojirged to .-.-'i'" "
discuss ,jrfri " ,-"
ment in "C1U1S-
bors so tl
familiar wi
m co.
farmers .of
urged to
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