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VCL. I1.VH, NO. 13
Interesting Program To
Cs Given at Courthouse
At 2:33 P. M.
Red Cross Plans 'Shower'
To Get Clothing for
Needy People
(Chairman Macon County Chapter,
American Red Crott.)
Every Saturday since early fall
the Macon County Red Cross has
received donations 'and distributed
goods at thev Masonic Hall. The
Masons very kindly agreed to fur
. tiish the room for Red Cross work
and Mrs. John Wright and Mrs.
Miza Crawford have given each
Saturday to supervising - the work
there, Just here a word of thanks
and 1 appreciation is due Mrs. t
W. Justice for donating wood and
hauling it in from the Justice place
in order that the Red Cross room
miirht - be comfortable. There is
not time or space to mention each
one who has been helpful both with
. time and gifts.' -
- Hereafter the room at the Ma
sonic Hall will be open each Mon
day from 1 .till 4 o'clock in place
of on Saturday as heretofore.
And now for a little talk meant for
- vou who are reading. Realize your
self and make others realize the
fact that there are whole families
who need clothes any kind and all
kinds of clothes. There are moth
ers whose faces are worn and tired
, with it all who come with ' bright
.faced children who , look to be "in
sufficiently Jed all of them ragged
and often barefoot. Have you even
one garment or a few pennies to
buy a yard of cloth or a spool of
thread to bring to the Red Cross
that these Ynay have clothes?
Shower Proposed .
Recently Mrs. B.M. Justice sug
gested that the Sunday schools set
apart a day to give a shower for
the Red Cross. 1 think this an ex
cellent idea and I am suggesting
.the 10th day -of "April as the day
when all Sunday schools ask for
an abundant shower. of usable old
clothes, new cloth,- thread, stock
ings and other Barmen' i." Remem
ber the calls are more urgent all
the time and our supply is about
exhausted. .What .could be better
in the way of Home Missions than
this? V ,
A splendid report ..comes from
the Cartoogechaye farm men and
farm women who met for their
regular monthly program on larch
19. - Laddie Crawford and Mrs
Henry1 Slagle are getting fine co
operation from their neighbors
which goes to prove once more
the fact that neighborhood groups
are always responsive and coopera
tive when there is a constructive
plan for work plus good leadership,
This Cartoogechaye group wil
put on their regular program as a
demonstration for representatives
from the other farm, men and
farm women's groups in the coun
ty. The time and place for this
meeting is 2:30 o'clock next Satur
day, April 2, at the courthouse in
. Franklin. This is qot to be an
entertainment for a bunch of loaf
ers but for farm folks who are in-
tprested in the welfare of their
own communities. '
The chairmen of the various
county farm groups .are asked to
meet m executive session at
o'clock following this meeting. This
is Jo be very important from the
standpoint of seeds and supplies for
each community. If some chair
man can not attend Ihis meeting,
it is hoped a substitute will be
sent. These men and women who
are chairmen of the groups have
in their hands possibilities for good
beyond all telling. Think of seven
teen groups covering Macon coun
ty,' all working for the common
purpose of makinff living conditions
better all over the county. After
all, that . is the. purpose of trying
to make agriculture a more sue
cessful business. Make it success
ful to Ihe point that thpre may be
income sufficient to underwrite bet
Icr living conditions.
t ome in and see the tactooge
-chayc group give their tftilar pro
rram and see if yowjmmV it worth
while to do likewise. All life- is
ti process of loifrning and doing,
nnd so it behooves us to find out
pood thinps to do and theh
busy oursiwes doing them.
Don't forget the Red Cross show
fr, anddon't forget the Gartooge
' chayefarmeri group- rtieeting.
MarcA 29, 13'. .
A Survey of State and National Events Concisely
- Told in Brief Up-to-Date
News Reports ""..
The lower house of congress
voted, 147 to 63, Wednesday, to
increase first class pottage
from two to three cent. At
was estimated that this increase
would yield $135,000,000 addi-.'
tional revenue. The house was 1
reported striving to complete
its billion-dollar , revenue bill
by Friday. The proposed ales
tax levy was defeated.
' House Down Beer Tax
The. lower house on Friday by
216 to 132 voted down a pro
posal to permit . the sale and
taxation of 2.75 per cent beer.
Former Treasury Head Dies .
Leslie M. Shaw,, secretary of the
treasury .under ...Roosevelt,, died in
Washington -Monday . after five
weeks -illncsi with pneumonia;
New hope for the recovery
of the Lindbergh baby was
seen Wednesday in negotiations ,
being carried out by Rear Ad
miral Guy H. Burrage, retired,
the Very Rev. Dean H. Dob-son-Peacock
and John Hughes
Curtis, of Norfolk. They were
reported to have, made contact
with a "go-between" for the
kidnappers of the child.
N. C. Leads In Power
While the 1931 production' of
1,999,913,000 kilowatt hours was
300,000,000 below the 1930 total
for the state, North Carolina
maintained last year her leader
ship in electric power in the
" south. ' .
Cold RJuins Easter Event
"Only 11,000 persons attended the
annual Easter egg rolling party at
the White House, the smallest
crowd in 50 years, due to cold
winds "and grey .skies. : ,
Held Saturday
Says 8,000,000 Unemployed
; There are 8,000000 people out of
work in America, says ' William
Green, president of the American
Federation of Labor, and states the
anticipated spring revival in in
dustry lias not so far arrived.
3 Hurt in Fight at Still
Ashley Moore, allcgedwhisky dis
tiller, was shot three times in the
chest with pistols, and Deputies K.
O. . Watson1 and Harry Mayo were
peppered with bird shot in a pitch
ed gun battle at an Edgecombe
distillery on Monday when Moore
and Hugh 1 Pittman came on the
plant whjch the officers were de
molishing - and opened fire. Pitt
man is in jail.
Building and Loans Safe
No building and loan associa-....
tion failed in North Carolina in
1931, the insurance commission
er reports. Assets decreased by
$6,443,990 to a total of $85,348,
383, resources dropped 8 per .
cent,' the associations paid $4
300,000 in earnings and dividends.
Mrs. Pickett Not Guilty-,
After an hour's deliberation, Sat
urday night, a jury at Lexington
brought in a verdict that Mrs. Lola
Pendleton Pickett was not guilty
of the poison murder tf her daugh
ter. Elizabeth, six. The -case was
a sensational one and attracted
large attendance.
Confirm Death Sentence for 7
The Alabama supreme court has
confirmed death sentence for seven
negroes convicted at Scottsboro in
Apri for attacking two white girls
on a-freight train. The eighth
eels a new trial on contention h
is only 16. The defense will appeal
to the federal courts.
Ay cock Debate Opens April X
With 2 high schools participat
ing," triangular elimination contests
start Friday in the AycOck debate
conducted . annually by the state
university, with compulsory em
ployment insurance the subject.
Claims Killing Accidental
Held pending trial, Harrison Holt,
30,- of the Roaring Fork section,
Madison county, claims the Friday
night killing of his wife an acci
dent, the shotgun going off as he
went to a window to investigate a
prowler about the house, the load
Striking his wife in the face;
Select Election Boards
Election boards in the 100 coun
ties of the state-were named by
the state board of election in Ral
eigh, Saturday. . The board decided
Democratic tickets this year ' will
be white, Republican tickets pink.
Held for Fatal Shooting
William Craig is in the Cherokee-
jail for the fatal shooting, of
Cecil Worley. It is claimed the
two disagreed over Worley's atten
tions to Craig's wife, from whom
he was recently separated.
Death Comes 3 Hours
Before His 69th
Funeral services for Sandy A.
Munday, proprietor of the Com
mercial Hotel, who died at 9 o'clock
Friday night after a long illness,
were "held at 3:30 o'clock Saturday
afternoon at the Methodist church,
burial following in the cemetery a
mile west of town.
Mr. Munday had been in declin
ing health for some years and dur
ing the last six months he was
seldom seen on the street. He was
confined " to , his bed for three
months- before his death, which
was attributed to Brights disease
and complications. Members of
his family were at his bedside'. He
was reported to have died just as
the clock struck 9. Had he lived
three hours longer, members of the
family said, he would havu been
69 years old.
Native of Macon
Mr. Munday was born March 26,
1863, in the Nantahala section of
this-county, but he was brought up
in Franklin and spent nearly all
of his life here. For 40 years he
was in the wholesale grocery busi
ness. He also was very active in
rural estate. In recent years he
had been proprietor of the Com
mercial Hotel, formerly known as
the New Brick Hotel.
His wife died about eight years
ago. lie is survived by two sons,
Boice C. Munday, Franklin, and
Earl -Munday, of Missouri; four
daughters, Mrs. James Fowler, Mrs.
Ethel Ray, Mrs. Louise Cotter and
Mrs. Bonnie Brown, all of Rock-
wood, Tenn.; one brother, T. S.
Munday, Franklin; and by three
neices, Miss Allie Caler, Aquone;
(Continued on page four)
Status of County Budjjet
Declared i Very Favorable'
In Accountant's Report
Showing an operating, surplus of
$1,353.69 ioi the eight months end
ed February 29, this year, a report
of R. ,C. Birmingham, county ac
countant, on the statues of the
county's budget was made public
this week by Commissioner W. D.
"The position of the budget ac
counts," the accountant reported,
"was found to be very favorJtble
and clearly indicated a most eco
nomical and conservative admin
istration the first eight months of
the current fiscal year, which ends
June, 30, 1932."
He urged curtailment of expendi
tures for public health work and
in the department of courts, point
ing out that there was. a deficit
of $1046.33 in the budget allotment
for health work, and a .deficit of
$2,559.95 in the funds set aside to
meet court -expenses. He explain
ed, however, that the health fund
deficit was "due to the program, of
vaccination that was necessary to
be carried out and that the su
perior court "is beyond the control
of the county commissioners."
That part of the report dealing
with debt service showed that the
budget carried an annual appropria
tion for bond maturities and inter
est of $50,000, of which $33,333.33
was' alloted for the first" eight
months. After the payment of ob
ligations form this fund, the report
showed, there was a surplus of
$2,113.95. ,
Total appropriations for the year
were scr forth in the budget as
$74,605, v with an allotment for the
eight months of $49,736.67, total ex
penditures over the period amount
ing to $48,382.98.
"With the exception of the very
slow and dragging process of tax
collections, (and this condition pre
vails throughout the state) the fi
nancial condition of your county
is very good and reflects much
credit upon your administration,"
the report concludes. "
-A copy of the full report will
be found on page 3 of this issue
of The Press.
New Inlet Seems Permanent
A new inlet to Pamlico sound,
cut by the storm of March 6, is
regarded as a permanent one with
14 to 18 feet of water in the main
channel. state authorities are
charting the new channel.
Plans Farm Aid Measure
Senator Burton K. Wheeler,
Montana Democrat, has an
nounced he will sponsor a farm
reconstruction measure in the
senate to parallel, the measure
passed for the benefit to finan-.
cial institutions. 1
Kentucky Bars Students.
' A group of 50 eastern college
students went by bus and car to
the Kentucky coal fields last week
to study the labor controversy. On
Friday they were refused permis
sion at Middleboro to stay in the
state unless each posted a $1,000
peace bond. They were then Iihs
tied into their bus and escorted to
the Tennessee line.
Wins $45,000 Verdict
Robert E. Hubbard, Clinton, won
$45,000 verdict in the Sampson
superior court Saturday against the
Southern railway for injuries sits
tained June 13, 1931, when a heavy
pole fell across his neck at Char
lotte. .
J. Elwood Cox Dies
J. Elwood Cox, High Point bank
er prominent in the political life
of the state, died early Tuesday
morning, at . age of 75 years.
Wilkes Man An Outlaw
Everett Wiles. votniR iyTTkivs
county man, was on uffiaay ic
clared an outlaw jura reward was
offered for hifrrest for the mur-
derof CaWm A. Wyatt, constable
on .March 24 when the officer
nt to the Wiles home to hunt
for a stolen automobile motor,
Loss Estimated at $2,500;
Dwelling Is Also
Proceeds To Be Devoted
To Fund for Indian
- ' Monument
9 Die in Southern Storms
Strilfiinr in the same areas of
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Alabama and Georgia where over
350 lost their lives a week pre
vious in similar storms, tornadoes
on Sunday killed eight and scatter
ed buildings like chaff. One died
in eastern Texas. High winds from
the tail end of the storm wreaked
considerable property damage in
North Cafolifia.
There's Still Lots
. Of Life in Chief Bob
The Press wishes to make cor
rection ot an error appearing in
its' issue of March 17. In the ar
ticle on the life of Chief of Folice
Bob Henry it appeared that he
was born in 1847. Now, anybody
would know that to be' wrong but
it took Dr. S. H. Lyle to point
out the matter to Uuet Henry.
The Chief asserts that he was
born in 1874- which is the date
that The Press intended to print
in' the first place. However, 1847
was the date it did print and now-
Chief Henry wishes to make the
following announcement : ' Al
though it is reported that I have
reached the age of 85 " years 1
wish to state that I have enough
energy left to gather up a few
oads of trash if householders, busi-
. . ... i
nes tirms ana otners win oniy
cleaiiNi their premises and pile
the rubbiwhcre I call get to it."
"Mr. IIenrystated further that
the results of sparing cleaning call
that he issued on aiarch 3 have
been far from satisfactory. There
is a lot more trash to be
and moved, he said, end
the time to do it.
The Pine Grove Baptist church
on highway No. 28 in the Culla-
saja section burned to the ground
early Saturday afternoon, A four
room frame house, occupied by
Albert Totts, which adjoined the
church, was also burned but the
furniture in the dwelling was saved.
The loss of the church was esti
mated at $2,500 and that of the
house at approximately $500. The
church, an old building, had :
seating capacity of 175. (
A pile of brush was being burn
ed near the church and it is be
lieved that a spark from the fire
ignited the roof of the, church.
The fire spread so rapidly that
when it was discovered it was too
late to save the church. A store
about 60 feet from the church was
endangered but was saved by a
crowd of residents which quickly
gathered at the scene ajd kept
pouring water on the structure.
w is
Golf Club To Have
Scotch Ball Tourney
A Scotch ball tournament, with
a sack of sugar for the prize, is
planned to be held on the Frank
Iin golf course bunday. A nom
inal entrance fee will be charged
for each couple participating.
A supper is to be held Saturday
to raise -additional funds for the
Chief Chutasotih monument, it was
announced Wednesday. Mrs. J. H.
Slagle and Mrs. C- C. Cunning
ham have informed The Press that
it is planned to serve a complete
meal at a very moderate price,
such good things to cat as chick
en and dressing, salad, spiced
peaches, pickles, coffee and cake
being on the menu. The supper
will be held in the vacant store
building next to Mrs. Callahan's
5 and 10 cent store in Franklin
and the ladies will ring the dinner
bell at 6 o'clock.
In addition to satisfying courses
of savory food, guests will be, pro
vided with entertainment by Oscar
and Ras Lewis, who will perform
on fiddle and banjo. The music I
will be free and the small charge
to be made for the food will be
in the nature of a contribution to
the erection of the granite marker
for old Chief Chutasotih's grave in
St. John's churchyard. Those who
have already contributed as well as
many who have not are expected
to come to the supper.
Subscriptions have been received
during the last week from the fol
lowing contributors to the monu
tnent fund: James Grey, Raleigh,
J. H. Joines, Don. Henry, Mrs
Bud Ledford, Mrs. William Dal
rymple, Mr. and Mrs. Jess Slagle,
Mrs. Jeff Enloe, Mrs. Earl Har
rison, Miss Annie Slagle, Mr. and
Mrs. George McGee, Miss Nancy
Jones, Mrs. H. Slagle.
No word has been received as
yet from Will Rogers in reply to
the invitation that has been sent
him to be present to assist in the
unveiling of the monument. It is
doubtful that there has been suf
ficient time for this communication
to reach him.
It is planned to have the monu
ment placed and ready for the un
veiling by the first of May. The
date has not been set definitely,
pending completion of arrange
ments for speakers and entertain
ment features,
Services Being Held . Each
Evening at Methodist
Church -
The revival which began Sunday
in the Methodist church will con
tinue through this week and into
next week. Very ' fine audiences
have been in attendance and the
sermons delivered by the pastor,
the Rev. O. P. Ader, have . been
well received.
The theme of the sermon for
Thursday night is "The Kingdom
of Heaven At Hand." The sing
ing is an attractive feature of
these services and the new song
book is rich in old-time revival
em songs. -
A group of young people is meet
ing with the pastor this week to
study the Christian life and the
vows, for church membership ; they
are to meet again on Friday at
3:30. p. m. These services will con
tinue over Sunday and Mrs. Ader
will give a message in . the course
of the meeting.
The Rev. L. B. Hayes, of Wayn-
esville, the presiding elder, may be
in the meeting Sunday night, and
hold the second quarterly meeting
after the services.
A hearty welcome is extended to
all who can and will attend to
these services.
Song service begins at 7:45 p
m. and preaching at 8 p. m.
B. C. Munday Opens New
Auto Service Station
A new gasoline filling station,
known ; as the Lakeview Service
station, has been opened next to
Shook's store at the point where
highway No. 28 from. Highlands
joins the Dillsboro highway. B. C
Munday is manager of the station
with John McCollum as assistant
The new service station, a mod
ern brick structure, is equipped
to wash and grease cars and ren
der general automobile service. It
handles Shell' Oil products. .
Deputy Sheriff George Mallonee
has been very active with his dis
tillery hunting. On Thursday he
wcrrt into the Walnut Creek sec
tion'and lound the location ot a
small outfit. The copper was gone,
but he destroyed 100 gallons of
beer, many barrels, and other ar
tides used by the moonshiner. On
Friday morning he went into the
Shortoff section, to the left of
Highlands on highway No. 28, and
found a small copper . outfit, with
a still of around 15 gallons capac
ity, and over 150 gallons of beer.
Friday afternoon, Walnut Creek
was revisited, resulting in the find
ing of a new 35 gallon copper still
in operation, with the distiller mak
ing good in a fast race. An old
time circular worm, Was in use at
this place, and there were nearly
800 gallons of beer and a small
quantity of whiskey pouted est,
Republicans To Hold
County Meeting Saturday
Political activities, rather slow i A. S. Solesbee is a candidate for
in getting under way hereabouts,
are expected to swing into full
stride with the opening of the Ma
con county Republican convention
in the county courthouse at 11
o'clock Saturday morning.
The Democratic primary will not
be held until June 4, but it is ex
pected that a number of candidates
will announce themselves after the
Republican convention.
.There has been considerable talk
of possible candidates for various
offices,-more particularly for state
senator and representative in the
legislature, but there has been only
one formal announcement of -candidacy.
C. B. Stockton has openly
declared himself for register of
deeds subject to the Republican
It U uftderttood , that tbt Rv.
Points to Low Prices
With Likelihood of
Larger Values
Farm on Ellijay Sells Far
Below Price of 30
Years Ago
. "Farm lands are sfill one of the
best investments a man can make
despite present deflated values,"
in the opinion of C. F Moody, of
Iotla, On of Macon county's larg
est land , owners and one of its
most successful farmers.
"I am still a believer in land,"
said Mr. Moody, "and I have al
ways thought it good business to
buy land when prices are low.
Whenever land is selling as low as
it is selling now, it s a mighty
good thing to buy."
If one wishes to find out how
cheaply land can be bought jiow,
Mr. Moody suggested, all he has
to , do is go to the courthouse al
most any Monday at noon and
watch the bidding on public sales.
It is recalled that several weeks
ago .a farm of 90-odd acres in the '
Ellijay section was sold at public
outcry for $350. This included a
house and barn and some bottom
land, A former owner had paid
$500 cash for less than half of
this farm 30 years ago.
Have Som Resources
. "You know," continued Mr.
Moody, "we have exactly the same
natural resources, the same clim
ate, the same soil and in addition
to' this we know more about farm
ing and more about . how to use
these natural resources.
"We also have good roads, but
the prices at which good farm
lands in Macon county can now be
bought are less than what they
were before the days of hard-sur
faced highways. Land should be
worth more and it will be worth
more. The trouble is: the boom
sent prices to one extreme and the
current depression has sent them
down to the other extreme.
Confident in Recovery
"But I believe land values are
coming back. They always do."
Mr. Moody also pointed out that
farming can be done more eco
nomically on land bought at pres
ent rockbottom prices than on
land purchased when prices, were
high, because the investment is so
much smaller, meaning a reduced
expenditure for interest on money.
"It's true," he added, "that the
farmer can't get the prices for his
farm produce that he did several
years ago, but it is also true that
his cost 1 of production has also
greatly diminished.
"Land values are almost sure to
increase as time goes on and.
doubtless, time also will bring
about an upward trend in prices
for farm produce. So it appears
to me that farm lands at this time
offer an excellent investment. Of
course, it would be bad policy for
any man to buy more farm land
than he can finance or farm on
an economical basis.
"My advice to "those already
owning agricultural property in
Macon county is not to get dis
couraged and sell their land at the
present depressed prices but to
hold on to what they have if at all
possible. The time is coming when
they can more nearly' get the real
value for any land they want to
the Republican nomination for sen
ator in the 22rd district and there
is some talk that R. D. Sisk may
also run for this office, but no one
has formally announced himself,
although it is only a few days be
fore the convention. Prospective
candidates seem to be waiting to
see which way the wind blows
when the convention delegates
gather Saturday.
Democratic candidates are even
slower in coming to the front.
Robert A. Patton is known to be
considering running for the senate
in the June 4 primary, but he has
made no definite announcement of
his intentions. Other possible Dem
ocratic candidates for various ot
flees are also withholding their
final dJCilion.
'Father-Son' Banquet
Set for Friday Night
.The Vocational agricul
ture class of the Franklin high
school will hold it second an
nual "Father and Son" banquet
at the school hofcite Friday night,
it was announced this week by
Earl Meachara, instructor of the
The banquet ia to start mk
7:30 o'clock, to be followed by
a 40-minutes entertainment pro
gram with Roy Thomas, of Ral
eigh, state supervisor of voce
tional education, at the prin
cipal speaker.
The banquet will be served by
the home economics class of
the high school under the di
rection of Miss Albert Beam.

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