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DEDICATED TO MACOIi
County and the Welfare
of it Good People
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FRANKLIN, N. C. THURSDAY, MAR. 3, 1932
$1.50 PER YEAR
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H!;!.!ir.il3, Men . Lose
Lives in Wreck cf
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Elbert Southards cf Car
' Three men, all residents of Ma-
con county, are dead as the result
. of two motor accidents Sunday,
one in Macon and the other, in
" . C. L. Steele,' of Highlands, was
instantly killed, and Frank Necly,
of Highlands, was fatally injured
- when the motorcycle . on which
they were riding left highway No.
25 on a 'curve, dropped down a
' 25-foot enbankmcnt'. and "crashed
against a tree on the banks of
v Tuckaseegee river in Jackson coun
ty. Neely died Monday morning in
-a .franklin hospital.
Elbert Southards, 21, of the Car
toogechaye section, was killed when
'the truck he was driving struck
an embankment and overturned on
"highway No. 8, three and one-half
miles "west of Franklin;
An inquest was decided unneces
sary. ' Funeral services were held
Monday morning at 10 o'clock at
Maiden's , chapel with the Rev., J.'
C. Umberger officiating. ;
The motorcycle on which Steele
and Neely were1 riding., was wreck
ed when a tire, blew out, witnesses
said. The machine piowed through
a . pile of stones before it plunged
over- the : embankment. Witnesses
said the 'machine was going at a
rapid speed. The speedometer reg
istered 70 miles art hour when the
- wreckage was picked upT
Steele is -said to" have been driy
ing the motorcycle when tfie ac
. cident occurred. ; . .n ...
Neely W.asJn charge. of the mu
nicipal power plant at Highlandi
FIELD FIRE IS
' Little "Lizzie Boston, age 9,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Will
Boston, of Cartoogechaye, died
early Thursday morning at An
gel Brothers' hospital from
burns received near ; her home
Wednesday afternoon. . ;
A broom-sage, field was be
ing burned off. It is reported
that little Lizzie was alone In
' the field with her four-year-old
brother and six-year-old sister
when her clothing calught fire
front the " burning grass. Her
small .sister bed presence of
mind to try , to remove the
.burning garments, suffering Re
vere burns herself, but it was
'too late. . . . '
Funeral services will be con
ducted by the Rev. Mr. Swan
son at Patton Methodist church
at 4 o'clock Thursday afternoon.
The whole county joins the
grief-stricken parents in their
Lespedeza Seed To Be
Delivered on Friday
F.S, Sloan, county farm agent
announces that lespedeza seed will
be delivered Friday, March 4, at
the Farmers' Supply company ware
house. Those who ordered less
than Jour bushels are asked to
bring sacks or other containers in
which to put their seed. '
4 Mayor; George B. Patton had
rmvrrri ftiimnrntlv Wednrsriav
to be about town. He had been
ill several days with influenza. .
Chief Henry Urges '
Clean-Up Drive Now
Residents of Franklin should
take advantage of the spring
like' weather and their idle time
to clean up their premises, Po
lice , Chief R. F. Henry said
Wednesday. ; " '
, "There's no (use' to wait until
later to start cleaning up," the
chief a-ddsd. "We might as well
do it now ' and when spring
comes we'll already be cleaned
up. Anyhow, it looks like spring
is here." , "v " '-, v,
Chief Henry urged everyone
to rake up the winter's accum
ulation of trash. He said the
town truck would collect the
same when asked to call.
; NEWS SUMMARY, ;: "
A Survey of -State ' and rational Events Concisely
' Told in Brief Up-to-Date 1
' - Hews Reports ''
Lindbergh ' Baby . Kidnapped ; ,j
'- No trace had been reported
late Wednesday night of the
kidnappers whe abducted Char
lerA. Lindbergh; Jr., 20-month-old
son of Col. and Mrs, Und'
bergh, from -their home .. near
Hopewell. N. J., Tuesday eve
ning. The child was discovered
missing at 10:30 p. m. by his
nurse, lathis crib a note was
found demanding $50,000 ran
som. A nationwide search Im
mediately was organized but
the best detectives in the coun
try had failed to" discover . any
promising 'clues 24 hours after
the' baby's disappearance. The
kidnaper was believed to have
entered the nursery by climb
ing a ladder and entering an
open window." Mrs. Lindbergh
is fearful of the baby's health,
as he had beerf under .treatment
for 'a cold for several - days,
and was dad only in his night
clothes when abducted.
IT'S. .Hairy In Pacific
Under Monday orders, 10 United
Stales warships and a number of
auxiliary crafv will .pass through
the Panama canal " to concentrate
202 fighting-, ships in- the -Pacific
fox combined maneuvers. , '
U. S. Offers Baby Bonds .
"Baby bonds,"; of small de
nomination.' bearing twTper
cent, .redeemable in cash on
0 days , notice, .wilt ba offered .
by the treasury to lure boarded
cash from its . hiding places,
the drive to open 'March 7.'
Tar Heel Is Slain
Returning from a Vay rehearsal
at Bristol, Tenn., Friday, Joe B
Graybeal, Creston, N. C, was shot
and ; killed by.. &a 'assailant , who
leaped from a . parked car, fired
pQintblaflk and then escaped. -
Committee Downs Jonas
. By a vote of 10 jo 7 the sen
ate judiciary- committee on
Monday supported Senator Jos-'
ink W. Bailey in hU fight
, against confirming Charles A.
- Jonas as attorney in the . west
ern district of North Carolina."
The senate as a whole will con-
! . aider the appointment
X' News Letter to Resume
After a month's suspension due
to lack of funds, the News Letter,
fact finding publication of-the state,
University, has resumed publication,
the printing department of state's
prison to print it free.
Freed of Murder Charge
Lack of evidence caused Judge
Rev. J. W. Shocldey Holds
Seriqs of Meetings Here
' Gospel preaching meetings being
held throughout this week at the
courthouse are being well attend
ed, as arc the childrens' meetings
each afternoon at 3:30. The Rev.
J. 4Vatson Shocklcy, pastor of the
First Christian church of Asheville
is conducting the scries of meet
ings, which started Monday and
are to continue through j Friday
night. It is announced that the
preaching is based on the true in
terpretation of the Gospel and all
people are invited to come to hear
Rev. Mr. Shocklcy and to join in
At the "Sunbeam" meetings each
afternoon . the . children arc being
trained in choral singing and are
4 More Liquor Outfit
Macon county officers, assisted
by Jack . Moore, cut down about
300 gallonsof beer on Wednesday,
March 24. They also : got . two
outfits on Friday.-The first was
found in the Walnut Creek sec
tion and was in operation at the
time,-; Two men escaped as the
raiding party" approached. The
second still was located in the Salt
Rock section on the head of Elli
jay, where the officers "confiscated
the ; cap, destroyed vessels and
about 250 gallons of beer.
On Monday night Sheriff Slagle
H. ' Hoyle Sink," on Friday, to
throw out of' court the charge that
Mrs. Maty Frisby. murdered her
husband,. Erna Frisby, in'. Madison
county in 1928.
N. C. Reconstruction Head
r John' Campbell Charlotte
banker, was announced Friday ,
as the North Carolina manager
for the Reconstruction Finance
corporation and will be in
charge of" loans for this state.
State Sues Winston-Salem
n a test case affecting the other
large cities of the state, John P.
Stedman, state ' treasurer, has
brought suit to force the city of
Winston-Salem to pay the- state
tax of six cents per gallon on gaso
line it buys for. city uses.
. Gragg is Nominated
President "Hoover last week sent
to the senate the nomination - of
Watt H. Gragg, Boone, as marshal
of the middle N. C. district, Gragg
having the endorsement.- of the' G.
0. P. state executive .committee.
Dies of Bullet' Wound. : i
Everett Mroupe, Gaston county,
died February 25, from a bullet
wound he said was inflicted fey
three county officers chasing him
for liquor running some weeks ago.
Charges will " be brought against
the officers. " '
Recover Stolen Jewelry
More -than $15,000 in jewelry, ad
mitted by William Pryor to have
becn taken by him and Wallace
Scales in a holdup of Mrs. A. H.
Galloway and. three bridge com
panions in Winston-Silem ast
March, was recovered Friday from
a INew York shop where; it bad
been pawned for $1300. ' "
Huge Motor Tax in South .
Gasoline .and motor license
taxes in southern states tote! -'
$139,000,000 per year, North
Carolina collecting-more than
any other state and anticipat
ing $15,000,000 this year from,
tax on motorists. ;
Condemned Killer Insane,'
unaer sentence tor slaying six
kinspeople at Aiken, S. Gv."Ge6rge
Jackson, 40, is declared insane in
a report to Governor Ibra Brack
wood by the head of the state jios-
G. O. P. Convention April 14
Official call for the state Re
publican convention was' issued
Saturday by James S. Duncan,
' chairman of the executive com
mittee, with 1,489 delegates to
meet at Charlotte, April 14, at
10 aTm. ' '
taught the books of the Bible and
the meaning of the Old and the
Mr. Shockley's sermon subject on
Monday night was "The Mission
of John the Baptist": Tuesday.
"Who is Jesus"; and Wednesday,
"The Mission of Jesus"." Thursday
night the subject' will be "The
Church", and Friday, "The Mission
of the Church." Emphasis is plac
ed on the Deity of Jesus and the
fact that He changed the Old
Testament conception that God was
a terrible and vengeful being and
taught that Qod was a kind and
loving Father. Much interest is
being shown in Mr. Shockley's
teaching and preaching,
and Deputjr Sheriff Malonee join
cd Sheriff. Long of Clay county in
a raid 4wo miles the other side ol
Rainbow Springs, just across the
line m Clay county. The, still
which was a copper outtit, was,
found on government property. The
operators had fled before the raid
ers arrived but the. officers suc
ceeded in capturing the still and
dumped a quantity of mash and
AH told, Macon officers have de
stroyed 30 whisky plants since last
Stockholders Must Meet
' Assessments, Board
Debtors Told To Pay or
Judgments Will '
' Be Taken
Two definite steps have been
taken in the past week to expedite
liquidation of the Bank of- Frank
lin's od assets, according to Gil
mer A. Jones, the bank's attorney,
Mr. Jones said he had been in
structed 1 by the board of directors
to .carry out . an assessment on
stockholders. The assessments, which
was levied in December oon instruc
tions from the State Department of
Banks, amounts to the par value
of the stock. That is, a person
holding ten shares of stock, valued
at $100 a share par will be re
quired to put up $1,000., If the
stockholder fails to meet the assess
ment, then his or' her stock will
be ordered sold and judgment will
be taken to meet any deficiency.
. The bank closed on December
16,. 1930, and reopened on April 29,
1931. Since reopening it has been
operating as a liquidation agency
for the old assets and a clearing
house for hew deposits.
' Besides ordering assessments
against stockholders collected, the
bank has taken action to enforce
collection of unpaid notes. Copies
of the following letter have been
sent to all persons owing money to
the bank :
ine tisuiaating committee, in
going through" the notes, has desig
nated your note, endorsed by
to be reduced to judgment
if not paid on or before the 8th of
March. No further notice will be
given. We trust that you will take
such action as will relieve the
Bank" from ; taking judgment. Tht
matter now "rests In "your bands.
"THE BANK' OF FRANKLIN'
Was Franklin's Oldest
Mrs. Virginia Anise Crawford,
the oldest woman in Franklin if
nof in Macon county, died at the
home of her daughter, Mrs." Frank
Smith, on Harrison avenue about
noon last Saturday after an illness
of three days. ,
Funeral services were held in the
Methodist church Sunday after
noon at 4 o'clock with the Rev. O.
Adcr, pastor, officiating.
Among those who attended the
funeral was "Uncle Johnny" Craw
ford, of Hayesville, a . brother-in-
law, who was 102 years old Christ
mas day. "Uncle Johnny" was the
eldest of a Jamily -of 17 children
and he is the only one still ' liv
ing. Despite' the rather long trip
for a man of his age, he appeared
to be hale, and hearty.
Coming with "Uncle Johnny"
Crawford were two sons, Bob and
Will Crawford, and Mr. and Mrs,
Keid ot - rtaycsvuie, the latter a
granddaughter. Among other out-of-town
relatives and friends at the
funeral .were Professor Wade H.
Crawford and two sons, Weyman
and Minis, of Wilson: Miss Vir
ginia Smith, of Roanoke Rapids;
Mrs. Florence Hampton, of Bry
son City; Mr. and Mrs. Henry
Curtis and daughter, Bessie, of
Sylva; and Mrs. Frank Siler of
Lake Junaluska. .
Pallbearers were Theo S. Mun-
day, Henry W. Cabe, George J.
Johnston, Gilmer Crawford, Mim3
and Weyman Crawford, grandsons.
Mrs. Crawford, before her mar
riage, was Miss Virginia Butler,
born in Granville county August 8,
1839. v With her mother and a
sister, Mrs. A. Curtis, she mov
ed to this county when a child
She was married to Captain J. G.
Crawford and they had eight chil
dren, rour of them survive, as
follows: Henry Crawford, of Sal
em, Ore. ; Prof. "Wade H. Craw
ford, of Wilson; Mrs. Frank T.
Smith, of Franklin ; and Jim Craw
ford, of the state of Washington. ,
Mrs. Crawford joined the Metho
dist church in early life. She was
a woman 'of fine Christian charac
ter and had scores of friends here
JUf. 'f unman
Expert Urges Pure-Bred
Chickens and Graded Eggs
Poultry and Livestock
.. In County
Recent meetings in-various sec
tions, of the county under the Or
ganized Farm Program have been
assisted by C. F. Parrrsh, poultry
extension specialist, and F. R.
Farnham, dairy extension specialist,
who gave informative talks and
answered numbers of questions on
Urges Pure-bred Poultry
Mr. Parrish urged the raising- of
pure-bred poultry on each farm so
that, in the near future, farmers;
1 i 4. ' .- f. . .'
wouia De in position to sen graded
eggs instead of the mixed eggs
now ; offered. He recommended
that al feed possible bex grown on
each farm to avoid the necessity
of buying .special poultry feeds and
mashes., 'jRecommendations were
given for the construction of an
inexpensive, brick or- stone brooder
house to be fired with wood. De
tailed specifications of-this brooder
may be secured at the'office of the
county agent, Fred S. Sloan.
, Farnham's Advice
Mr. Farnham's talks centered on
three main points of diversified
farming, the discussion of which
brought dut much valuable infor
mation. First, to improve present
pastures according to recommenda
tions of'; the county agent, which
are based-on actual results obtained
in Macon county. The cheapest
livestock production js obtained
from grass,' it was stated. Mr.
Farnham's second recommendation
was to grow at least one acre of
legume hay, either lespedeza, soy
bean or clover, for each milk cow.
This should be sufficient for 180
feeding days. Third, to increase
crop production by soil improve
ment with legumes, lespedeza being
especially stressed for this purpose.
Mr. 'Farnham also urged thai more
cows be kept for cream production,
the manure going back to the land.
He emphasized the error of selling
feed except through livestock.
Gypsy Women Get $3
From Mrs. W. J. Zachary
A band of Gypsies rolled into
Franklin Saturday afternoon and
when they had rolled out an hour
or so later Mrs. J. W. Zachary,
milliner, found she was short $3.
Two of the Gypsy women wcnl
into Mrs. Zachary 's shop on Main
street. One of thorn insisted on
seeing a piece of cloth in a show
case. Mrs. Zachary told her the
cloth was sold, but the woman
was intent on seeing it. So she
reached in the cae and pull
out the cloth. Mrs. Zachary's
money box" was also in the show
case. When she examined it after
the Gypsy women left the shop she
found it was $3 short. By then
the Gypsies were on their way
Fifteen Catawba county poultry-
men have haa tneir hocks diuou
tested for the production of ac
credited eggs for hatching purposes.
Persons Starting Brush
C. A! Waldrop, county, game,
fish and ' fire warden, requested
this week that all persons burning
over pastures arid brush on their
lands please to notify him before
hand. Mr. Waldrop said he. had
been receiving numerous reports
of forest fires, which when traced
down, turned out to be brush fires
started by farmers and kept under
Mr. Waldrop and Don Young,
district ranger- for the Nantahala
National Forest, urged that par
ticular pains be exercised to keep
brush , fires from spreading. They
pointed out that - the law places
definite responsibilities on persons
starting brush fires.
The state fire laws require that
a person setting fire to grass,
brush or woods on hit own lands
A '1 TT1
Farm Plan Leaders
To JMeet Saturday
A meeting of all community
chairmen, co-chairmen and sec
retaries under the Macon coun
ty organised Farm Program is
called for Saturday, March 5, at
2 o'clock in the county farm
agent's office t the courthouse.
The meeting was called by the
county chairman, Sam L. Franks,
the county co-chairman, Miss
Elizabeth Kelly, and County
Agent F. S. Sloan. At this time
it is expected to take up the
matter of programs for future
meetings and an opportunity
will be given to all the commjun
ity committee members to com'
pare notes on successful - meth
ods being Used in the various
sections for the furtherance of
the 5-10 Year Plan.
OF CROP LOANS
County Committee Must
- Act on Applications
formed as rapidly as. possible, will
be the authorities through which
farmers who heed funds should
apply for crop "production loans
from the $50,000,000 allocated -for
that purpose by the Reconstmc
tion Finance Corporation act, ac
cording to an announcement receiv'
ed from Henry S. Clarke, national
director of the crop loan fund.
Mr. Clarke emphasized that loan
applications must be approved by
the local committee. It is under
stood that the local committees
are to be appointed on nominations
made by county farm demonstra
tion agents. -If
a loan application is satisfac
tory to the county committee, they
forward it to the regional office
where it is checked by the legal
department and also by state rep
rcsentatives familiar with condi
tions in the region from which it
comes. If approved by the federal
office, checks will be nfailed 1m
mediately for the initial installment
of the loan. The right is reserved
to make the loan in installments.
A communication from I.' O.
Schaub, director of the North Car
olina agriculture extension service,
explains that there will be a limit
on loans to individual farmers of
$400, but he expressed Uie opinion
that the average loan will not
amount to more than $75.' He
urged that it be remembered that
these loans will not be gifts but
must be repaid at the rate of 5 1-2
per cent interest secured by a crop
mortgage. The crops must be
grown according to the advice of
the county agent.
Club members of McDowell coun
ty will plant 2,500 black walnut
trees this winter.
first notify the nearest fire warden
and also the , owners of adjoining
property. It also is required that
a competent watchman must b
kept on duty to see that the fire
does not spread to other lands
Violations ot these provisions is
classed a$ a misdemeanor.
The law also states that before ;
campfire is built all inflammible ma
terial must be cleared away for ;
distance of 10 teet and anyone
leaving a campfire burning is guil
ty of a misdemeanor. Throwing
or placing cigarettes, cigar stumps,
lighted matches or other burning
materials where they might cause
forest fires also is prohibited.
There have been a number of
forest fires in the county during
the past two weeks but few have
been serious thus far, .
New Wins To Double
the Capacity of
Tax Exemption Sought
On Basis of Charity..
Dr. Furman Angel an
nounced this week that he
is planning to start work
this spring on an addition
to Angel Brothers hos
pital which will make it
the largest hospital in
Western North Carolina.
The hospital already has accom
modations for 6550 patients and
15 nurses. It is planned, Dr. Angel
said, to build a new wing on the
south to provide for 50 more pa
tients. The nurses' home is to be
moved to make way for the hew
Wants Tax Exemption
Construction .of the addition is
dependent on one thing, Dr. Angel
said. He explained that this con
dition was that the county and
town authorities grant the hospital
exemption from taxes.. He pointed
out that the institution handled
many charity cases and that oth
er similar institutions' throughout
the state were not required to pay
Angel Brothers' hospital ha3
grown from a small institution with
accommodations for only a Jew pa
tients to its present size in six
years. Dr. Angel first operated a
hospital in the Grover Jamison
residence on Palmer street. Later
he erected the present hospital on
the old Elias property and, besides
operating a hospital, established an
accredited nurses' school.
Staff Enlarged .
Dr. Edgar Angel, who for the '
past year had been on the staff
of the Lahey Clinic in Boston, re
turned to Franklin last week and
will be associated with his brother,
Dr. Furman Angel, as" a specialist
in, the treatment of goiter, and
Three other doctors are also on
the staff : Dr. Cunningham, Dr.
Killian and Dr. Williams. -
'Uncle' Elbert Watson
Passes 89th Milestone
"Uncle" Elber Watson, father of
Mrs. J. II. Fonts, celebrated his
89th birthday at his home in Glen
yille Tuesday with a birthday din
ner. Among those attending were
Dr. J. H. Fouts, of Franklin, and
!iis son, Dover Fouts, of Burns-
ville, and Frank Watson, also of
Burnsville. Despite his years,
"Uncle" Elbert Watson was re
ported in good health and leading
an active life.
J. M. Fisher Moves
Home to Hazel wood
J. M. Fisher, who has lived two
miles south of Franklin on high
way No. 285 for the past two
years has removed to Hazelwood,
where he has accepted a position.
Mr. Fisher s many friends here
will regret to learn that he has
left this county, but ' wish hint
every success in his new field.
Says County in Good
Macon county is living within
its budget and is in far better
financial condition than most of
the counties of the state, ac
cording to R. C. Birmingham,
certified public accountant of
Charlotte who has been retained
as county auditor for another
year. ' "
Mr. Birmingham was in Frank
lin Monday apd Tuesday and
checked up (he books to March
1. The final audit for the cur
rent fiscal year is to be made
in June or July.
"If this county's business had
always been operated on the
present basis, it wouldn't have
any debts," the accountant com
mented. "As St is, it is in much
better shape than most counties
in North Carolina.