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County and the Welfare
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FRANKLIN, N. C. THURSDAY. APRIL 28. 1932
$1.50 PER YEAR
VCL. XLV1I, NO. 17
Local Government ' Director
Declares Taxes Must
(From The Asheville Citizen)
RALEIGH, April 25: Tlie post-
ponement of the sale of, property
for taxes from tfle first Monday in
Juries as the law requires,, until
later- in the year. t as several coun
ties are requesting, would not only"
be clearly in violation of the law I
but ' would make it -, more dil t icuit
than ever for --counties and mun
icipalities to borrow money and
would probably make it impossible
for there to- refinance their present
obligations, Charles M. Johnson,
. . NEWS SUMMARY
A Survey cf State and National Events Concisely
Told in Umf Up-to-Uate
. News Reports
UTILITY COMPANY RE
Franklin, Bakairsville, Burns
ville, Marshall, Wet Jefferson
and other places in the north-
western part of the' state are"
served by the Northwest Caro
lina Utilities which is a sub
sidiary of East Coast Utilities
corporation which was placed in
the hands of a receiver sit Wil
mington, Del; Friday.- '
Heads Methodist Society
For. the seventh consecutive years,
director of Local Government, said Mrs. A. M. Gates, Durham, was
here Monday. He is vigorously named president of the Woman's
. n. in the mover and will not Missionary society, of , the N. C.
advocate any' further postponement, conference of the Methodist church,
and so told J. A. bherill, -chairman ai yviison, , last wcck.
" of .the Mecklenburg board of coun-
tv commissioners, in reply to a
telegram from Sherill Saturday,
.: Would Oppose Move
"Even if the law should "permit
a postponement of the sale of prop-
erty for taxes, I would be opposed
to it because I cannot see where
; any material relief could be derived
' from it, other than remove all, pen
alty: Jrom the delinquent taxpayers
until a later date. The 19J1 ben-
era!. Assembly refused to remove
. the penalty when it postponed the
date for the sale of land for taxes
- last; year fronyjune until November,
and , stipulated that all delinquent
taxes durine this ; period should
draw four per , cent interest
"With no penalty of any sort in
.i u V- ..:.. A
lorce.-tnere wow uc vwtin, Pof.ll.VCf.KW
to pay taxes, with the wjr
TRADERS . .
Pearcy A. Rockefeller, one of
the nation's richest men, Mat
thew C Brush and other trad
ers on the New York stock ex
change have been questioned by
the senate's banking committee
with a view .to finding if there
has been a concerted effort to
sell short and force American
stocks down .below real values.
DAWES ASSAILS CASH
A furious asssjult on plans for
cash payment of the bonus
certificates to ex-service men,
was made by Charles G. Dawes,
banker, former vice-president,
before the house ways and
means committee last week.
Deny Pardon to Mooney
The fourth California governor
to rule likewise, . Governor James
Rolph, Jr., last week denied to
Tom Mooney a. pardon from; the
lifetime sentence given him in 1917
for his part in the Preparedness
Day bombing in San . Francisco in
1916. Mooney has several times
refused a parole.
Speding Train Wrecked
Traveling a mile a minute,
Norfolk and Western passenger
train struck a switchpoint from
which the bolts had been removed,
near Portsmouth, Ohio, April - 21
The engineer and fireman were
killed and three injured. One has
been arrested as a suspect in the
unbolting of the switch.
Membership of School Boards
In Various Townships
Action Taken To
Put Franklin on
U.S. Route 25-W
REV. ROBERT B. H. BELL
Says Scores of People To
Come Here for Life
His" Uncle Is Sent to
1 ' Reformatory
Belton Waldroop, 17, who entered
a plea ot guilty in superior coun
result that the counties woul be
absolutely without revenue of any
sort during the period of postpone
ment This fact, together with the
liklihood that they would not be
ableto borrow any money, would hm in connection with the slaying
not help them any, as 1 see it V-Xt yi Im-u i9mM Riirchj Friday
is also probable that the delinquent! j $entcnce3 to serve from three
taxpayers wouw not De in any t. fiv vearl ift State.s pr;son. Pjj
better position td pay their taxes eJgh Later judge Stack, presiding
in NovemDer or ueccmuer iuu over the April .term of superior
they are now. I court, changed Waldroop's sentence,
2 Years To Pay I sending him to the state industrial
Tf tw was anv immediate dan- school for boys at Rocky Mount
. ger that those whose property is to until he is l years oia?
h aMA foi- taves in lune. WOUiai waiurwu ciucrcu mc k
w - nmnortv thn. Tohnston I nesday of last week. That night,
said he would urge a secial session along with two other prisoners, he
of the General Assembly at once escaped irom me couniy jau ncrc.
a,,tW,v a nostnoni-ment. But He was captured oy cnarue lacous,
BTW nMVar " I -
,-in.ir. eiiite ran he broucht a farmer, in the Aquone section;
n the ! tax sale certificates until Thursday night. Officers went for
,. la . .. T". lT: 1
' -r... Ue niirrH from! mm. reiumine to x-rannim ai
. ..... I knrl.if mnrnincr
v Ant A,f oil m thfit tnp mvner uiium ..via. ....,.
lilV . UrtVV Vft I -t . l
-t ,t nA (nr Invite it lune. rour nours ancr. vvaiunwn
1932,'has until Uctober, JVJJ, oetore iuic, ; ;-'
any foreclosure suit can be brought. Sherifr George -Mallonee, and Dep-
II. ..ill,, nnt 1 lime 1V.4 n I Uiy . Juciui iuiim '"""
.i.!-tk. L ,.A..m hi. mnrtv Roy Mason, another of the three
.i.. nt mmW ri.- prisoners to escape, from sleep at
closure suits , to be brought untu . - "u"f -"u
i,nt: -x into custody. Mason,- who had
nci.iuc """ . x .h.
If a taxpayer cannot raise the , .
" . . . . (nr hniisphreakinar and larceny, was
money to pay ms taxes wimin iw " -""VT 'l in
- ih. .!. th nrnn.l Kivoi ar. auuui
.-r :'ithr nnt worth much or superior coun rr.uny u. vu...
mere-is nine w i .v.
. .t.. - ...:.m in I ueae iuacK, uic umu ium
raise -mc uiuncy. wnu... v ... , H .
jonnson said. hll, n . Wnv rhar.
Sees Political Motive , Waldroop was taken 18 miles
It was strongly intimated by WfSt 0( Franklin. Officers said
Johnston that in his opinion those Mason went to his father's1 . home
who are advocating the postpone- Thursday and obtained food for
, ment sof these . tax sales at this
time;-are merely doing so for po
litical purpose because of the ap
proaching, primary. ; ,
Will Rocrers as Hard
;j To See as King George
Will Roeers must be about
th busiest man In Anverics, ac-
corains- to Mrs. C. C. Cunning'
ham. who recently sent an in-
vitatlon to the humorist to at-
a celebration at the un
veiling of monunvint to Chief
Chutasotih, last of the Cherokee
chieftains in Macon county.
Mm Cunnlneham wrote
-,. w. -
kinswoman in Los Angeles ask
In her to convey the invitation
to , Mr. Rogers, who U rputed
to have some Cherokae blood
in his veins. A letter from the
kinswoman, Mrs. Cunnigham
said, stated that she had at
temnted five tunes to sea Mr.
Rovers at his home in Beverly
Hills, near Los Angeles, but
each time had failed to gain an
interview. "He must be as bard
to see as me nui wi uiiwi ,
was her comment However, she
said she planned to make other
efforts to see Mr. Rogers and
honed sha could interest him In
the Chutasotih celebration, the
dste for which It to be announc
4 tats. ' , s 1 N
Waldroop and Mackt which he
carried to them at a hiding place
in the hills.
Burch, Waldroop's uncle, died
last January from a knife wound
near the heart, said to. have been
inflicted by the youth,
The ReV. Robert B. H. Bell,
founder of the Life Abundant move
ment, and Mrs.Bell, authority on
dietry and food chemistry; have
arrived in Franklin to conduct a
11 Prisoners Are Freed
Eleven state prisoners were grant-
r! narnleft bv Governor Gardner on
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Monday and clemency was denied wie ADunaam acnooi nc uui.B
to. 33 others seeking freedom. I the summer.
Rev. Mr. and Mrs. Bell need no
Find Body in Warehouse i -.,..... p.
ouiciae is suspecica in mc uci . ... , , t
n( Alh,rf RUill 24 whose hodv many ,ncnas nere lasl aul
was found swineimr from a rafter umn while conducting amission at
" . . . 11 AX
;M fti Omrirttt urarriniicA tvhir I at. ' Atmes HDiscopai cnurcn. vi
h. worked. Saturday. The body that time plans were made to estab
, I . . a a . S
was suspended by a woman's sdkllish a school ana rest nome nere 10
mat and was dressed in a woman's train teachers in the Life Abundant
frock, with bobs in the ears and fwhich applies Christian principles
goggles over the eyes. There were to everyday life, and to furnish a
no siis of a strurele. I place where those suffering from
1 . -
mental and pnysicai aiimems migni
SenteneI tsr-Slavlnsr - 4cometo wgsua their healtlu
On x nlea of miiltv. Fred Yar- An option was obtained on the
homiicrh was on Fridav in Bun- Franklin ' golf course and tamp
combe Superior court sentenced ' to Uikwasi. where it was planned to
25 to 30 years in state's prison estaDUsn a i.ue ADunaant center.
for the murder of Mrs. Viola Holt Later, However, it was aeciaed tnax
concurrent sentence of 8 to 10 in view of current conditions it
years 'was given lor the wounding would be inadvisable to enter upon
of W. D. Jbwler with whorn Yar- sucn a large unacnaxing.
boroueh had a fieht in the Holt Now Dr. and Mrs. Bell are plan
home on March 17. ning to lease a place where guests
can be accommodated, or to make
Clinton Men Sued for $150,00 arrangements for them to board
Claiming oneration of the Bank m various hotels and homes around
of Clinton for 10 years in a way town. They already have secured
"ralrnlated inevitably to result in the cooperation of Mrs. W. H
mtrr insolvencv." State Bank Com- Sellers, whose home will probably
missioner Gurney Hood, on Friday be made headquarters for the Life
entered suit to recover $150,000 ADunoant classes.
rom nin offers anH Hirertors and Dr. BclL who for the past Sev
from nine others for aid in p in ol- eral months has been conducting
i. a t ..4..i.n. .. f I minion!! in a number of southern
icgcu iiauuuiui Luiivcjrauvc uii j l
property in Ointon are sought to lowns, mciuoing tnanesxon, o. N
be declared void. iiuiBuiu.t, . pnn-r-
Rocky Mount, said that hundreds rT." p i
Public school committees for the
school year 1932-1933 have been
announced by the county board of
educaion as follows:
No.l, D". D. Rice, J. E. Rickman,
J. E. Perry; No. 2, Albert Ramsey,
J. E. Myers, Asbury Gibson; No.
3, Fred Wilhs, J. R. Guyer, Walter
CampbeU; No. 4, Jeff Blaine, R.
D. Wells, W. H. Green; No. 5,
W. D. Keener, Floyd Straine,
Mitchell Brown; No. 6, Lester Lew
is. F. J. Henderson, J. W. Adding
ton; No. 7, Zeb Shope, Lum San
No. 1, Wayne McCracken, Frank
Cabe, Add Kinsland; No. 2, Wylie
Sanders, J. W. Shuler, Frank Bail
ey; No. . 3, George Buchanan, N,
L. Downs, A. W. Reid; No. 4,
A L. Dills. J. M. Corbin, A. A
No 1. Charley Moore, I. B. Am
nions, C. G. Mincey; No. 2, B. M
Aneel, J. J.'Corbjn, L. A. Higdon;
No. 3. John H. Keener, Asbury
Gregory, E. G. Houston; No. 5,
John Jennings, Andy Sorrells, W.
No. 1. W. M. Holland, Dave Mc
Coy, Jake Tilson; No 2, Mrs. F.
E. Mashburn, J. M. Keener; No. 3,
Dock Rogers. George Tilson, A. E.
Shook; No. 4, H. E. Keener, W.
L. Keener, Joe Dendy.
No. 1, W. T. Potts, J. Q. Pier-
son,' P. C. Calloway.
cNo. 1, Oden Penland, W. R. Mc
Connell, J. D. Burnett.
Smith's Bridge Township
No. 1, Lee Corn, John Norton,
R. L; Howard; No. 3, Otto Mc
Clure, J. J. Gray, Frank Stiles; No.
5, W. B. Long, M. d. Norton,
Charles Carpenter: No. 7, J. A
Curtin, W.' A Norton, William
Stewart; No. 8, Tom Gladwell,
Frank Norton, J. E. Cabe.
- Cartoogechaye Township
No. 1, Oscar Lewis, C. S. Slagle,
Laurence Setser; No. 2, Joe Watts,
George Moffitt, John Roane; No.
3, George Cloer, J. W. Stanley, Jack
No. l.Marshall Lambert, " Bob
Barnett, Lee Russell; No. 2, Frank
Dalrymple, Pat Solesbee, J. M.
Cochran; No. 4, Ras Duvall, John
Cochran ; No. 5, George Younce,
H. L. Baldwin, L. L. Rowland; No.
6, J. H. Grant, J. W. Wilson, Lee
Kilpatrick; No. 7, J. B. Mason, A.
P. Morgan, Wesley Dills.
1, Charles Ray, Jud Wild,
No. 2, James
J. S. Conley Is Elected
President of Rotary
J. S. Conley was elected presi
dent of the Franklin Rotary
club at its regular weekly lunch
eon at the Scott Griffin hotel
Wednesday and J. E. Lancaster
was reelected secretary and
treasurer. Mr. Conley succeeds
G. L. Houk, who under the by
laws of the club Was not sub
ject to reelection.
John E. Byrne, D. D. Rice,
Steve Porter and J. E. Perry
were, elected to serve on the
board of directors.
The new officers will assume
their duties in July.
The Franklin Rotarians are
planning to have 100 per cent
attendance at the 58th District
.Conference of Rotary Interna
tional to be held at Asheville
May 12 and 13. Mr. Houk is
on the conference program for
Proposed Location of Route
Would Bring Road
Over N. C. 286
Committee of Rotarians Is
Named To Encourage
Steps have been taken by the
Franklin Rotary club, to encourage
the routing of U. S. Highway No.
25 West from Knoxville through
the Great Smoky Mountains Na
tional Park over No. 286 from Bry
through son City to Franklin, thence
through Highlands and Walhatla, '
S. C, to Augusta, Ga.
Strong opposition to this route,
which would draw a large portion
of the tourist traffic from the
Ohio Valley and the middle-west,
was voiced at a meeting of the
Highway 25-East association at
Morristown, Tenn., Tuesday. Ashe
ville, which like Rome would like
to be the hub of all roads, isn't
satisfied with being on U. S.
Highway 25-E and is seeking to
thwart the designation of the
Smoky Mountains route for 25-W.
Proposed Route Shortest
The movement to relocate U.
S. Highway 25-W was started by
Knoxville interests which realized
First Baptist Congregation
To Have Home-Coming
v the attractions the Great Smoky
Home-Coming Day will be.cele- Mountains National Park would
brated at the First Baptist church have for tourists. With the corn
Sunday with dedication of the pict;on 0f the . Tennessee-North
church, from which all debt has Carolina Highway through New
been removed, at the 11 o'clock found Gap, this route will not only
morning service. The sermon at be the most scenic but also the
the morning service will be deliver- shortest betwen Corbin, Ky., where
d by the Rev. A. J. Smith, . a u . S. 25 divides into eastern and
former pastor of the church, while western routes, and Augusta, Ga.,
at the evening service at 8 o'clock jt, ultimate destination. It is said
the Rev. W. W. Marr, also a form- that the proposed new routing not
er pastor, now of West Hickory, ony wouij give tourists the ad
will preach. vantage of seeing the Smoky Park
The Sunday school will meet as but would also shorten the dis
usual at 9:45 a. m. and the pastor, tance they would have to travel
the Rev. E. R. Eller, has requested to Georgia and Florida by more
that all members and teachers make than 100 miles,
an especial effort to be present A meeting of represtntnt'ves 'jf
on time. The offering, he said, North and South Carolina towns
will go to the Baptist Orphanage interested in the new routing of
at Thoniasville. No. 25-W was held at Bryson
Special music has been planned City Saturday. Franklin was re
for both the morning and evening presented by J. E. Lancaster, nnn-
services. The programs for these ager of H. Arthur Osborne's lum-
of persons had manifested interest TrJ v
VV CtV.ll s 1Vt Vt V 1U1 , t
Smith,' Ed Byrd; No. 4, Robert
Ramsey, Jim Ramsey, John Dellart.
Mull Annla Nttbli Santonre
SentenreA lo itio in Nvail'! in the proposed establishment of a
lethal gas execution chamber for Le Abundant center in Franklin
th murder of a hoot Wtnnff as-1 ana inai scores oi mem nau signi-
soriat EvmM.T. Mull. Mo.o in-V "eir intention ot coming nere
ton man. will have his anneal fori to attend his classes during
h N. I summer.
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vada Supreme court this week. I w,uf '
Luc rkuunurtiii ucincr ucic win
.i . . .i
Victim of Stabbing triDUtea wrougnoui we country.
uucmtji wiiwiiia, . ... ""-I .... j . i cu-.i .:n
charge following the Sunday death a" ?mm"' U?. thc
r t - a trM.i, i I following subjects: Psychology,
ui i-awisiivv . 11111311.;, " , . . - . i:..:..
night, at North Cove school. Hens
ley said the. attack was unpro
voked but McKinney claims Hens
ley threatened bim with a pistol.
Masono of Western Counties
Meet Monday at Bryson
On Monday night. May 2,'Mas-l
ons from all over Western North
Carolina will be the - guests of
Oconee Lodge No. 427. in "their
lodge rooms in Bryson City.
The program committee, consist
ing of George H. Tabor,- C. F.
Carroll T. A. Marr, VV. U. ren
land . and E. C. Gibson have .ar
ranged a very interesting program
. . y .... mi i l.:-.
for the-mceting wnicn win ucijui
nromotlv at 8:00 o'clock.
Mr. 1. E. S. lhorpc, presiaent
of the Nantahala Power and Light
conmanv. will be., the speaker ot
the evening. Mr. .Thorpe is much
in demend as a speaker throughout
the Southeast and his presence on
the program assures t those present
"of the opportunity of hearing. -an
interesting and educational address.
The sneaker will be introduced
bv Senator Kelly E. Bennett, Dii
trlet Diputy uratia waitr tor mc
42nd District, and one of "North
Carolina's most prominent Masons".
Senator Bennett has extended an
invitation through the masters and
secretaries to the membership of
all the lodges in the four Western
districts to attend this meeting.
After the principal address is
given an opportunity will be extend
ed visiting Masonic notables to
make short talks. Many masters
and past masters and district' dep
uty grand -masters, are expected to
be-present, and the program com
mittee is confident this will be the
largest and best Masonic meeting
that has, ever been held in the dis
After the program proper has
been completed, refreshments will
be served and an hour of Masonic
fellowship enioyed. All Masons
within reach are cordially invited
food values, the art of obtaining
prosperity and success in life, wood
craft, metaphysics, the art of medi
tation and Christology in .short,
lessons in attaining the Life Abundant.-
"The first school will open on
June 6, closing June 20,
"The . second school will begin
July 5, 'closing July 26.
"The third school will open Aug
ust 1, closing August 20."
No. 1, Tom Queen, Everett Brad
Icy, Ed Parrish; No. 2, W. C. Shef
field, Dr. Lyle West, J. H. Daltoa;
No. 3, Walter Dalton, Robert Gib
son, E. O. Rickman; No. , Wil
Holbrook, Weaver Gibson, J. E
Allen; No. 5, J. C. Hughes, Car
Parrish, Dwight Parrish.
No. 1, Andrew Ray, Joo S'.evv
art, W. B. Harper.
Hymn "How Firm A Foundation"
Address of Welcome J. S. Trotter
Recognition of former pastors,
members and friends Rev. E.
R. Eller, pastor
Hymn "MyFaith Looks Up to
Scripture Reading Rev. A. J. Smith
Hymn-"I Love Thy
Duet Mrs. Tom Johnston and Mrs.
Sermon Rev. A. J. Smith
Responsive service of dedication
Dedication prayer Rev. J. R
(Continued on page four)
Slagle and Bryson Seek
Renommation to Of hce
FILING FOR PRIMARY
.Time for filing candidacies
for state offices in the June
primary expired at Raleigh,
Friday night There are 54
Democrats, a record number,
and 23 Republicans in the race
for nomination for the U. S.
senate, 11 congressional seats
ami 13 state offices.
Sentenced for Child's Death
A plea of guilty of manslaughter
in the death of Willie Mae Mash
burn, 8, was made by Mrs. Morris
Brooks, Asheville, last week and
she was given 18 to 36 months in
state's prison. There was evidence
f continued mistreatment and of
a severe beating given the child
shortly before death.
ber business here. The meeting
was called by Kelly Bennett, itate
senator. The East Tennessee Au
tomobile Club, with headquatters
at Knox'alle, is cooperating in the
Committe Named -G.
L. Houk, president of thtf
Franklin Rotary club, appointed
a committee at the club's meeting
Wednesday to cooperate in the
movement to bring federal high
way No. 25-W through, Franklin.
Mr. Lancaster was named chair-
Kingdom, H13"- lhe other members ar-
pointed were oara u. frames, ionn
Byrne, J. S. . Conley, and B. W.
Starts in Michigan
U. S. Highway No. 25 originates
at Port Huron, Mich., and remains
a single highway until it reaches
Corbin, Ky. There it branches in
to U. S. 25-E and U. S. 25-W.
The western route goes through
Cumberland Gap to Newport, Tenn.,
thence through ' Asheville and
(Continued on page four)
Sheriff A. B. Slagle and C. T.
Brvson, register of deeds, formally
announced Wednesday their can
didacy for reelection to their re-
snective offices, subject to the
Democratic primary June 4..
Both stated they were seeking
renomination on the basis of their
records of public service since tak
inK office in the fall of 1930.
Thus far no other candidate has
announced himself in opposition to
Sheriff SlaRle, either on the Demo
cratic or Republican ticket. No
opposition has developed for Mr
Bryson for the Democrtaic nomina
tion, but C. B. Stockton has an
nounced his candidacy for the po
sition subject to the Republican
There has been considerable talk
of former Sheriff Ingram coming
out for the office again, but to
this date he has made no formal
declaration of his intention.
Frank I. Murray, clerk of court,
was elected in the fall of 1930 for
t four-year term, to li not required
to file for the approacning pri
mary . .
Prospective candidates tor tne
board of county commissioners, for
representatives in the legislature
and for state senator have Been
slow in making up their minds.
It is known that K. A. Patton
is planning to run for the office
of state senator, subject to the
Dcmocatic primary, and that the
Rev. A. S, Solesbee is seeking the
Republican nomination for senator.
Edmund B. Norvell, Murphy at
torney, has formally declared him
self subject to the Democratic
Friends of John Harrison, form
er county commissioner, have been
urcine him to run for represent-
ative: but he has maae no aennue
announcement. Sam Howard, of
the Tryphosa section, has declared
himself a candidate for this office
as a-Democrat. Although candi
dates have been slow in coming
out a number of announcements
Wt cxcectcd within the next few
$100.11. Raised for Poor
In Tenny-a-Mear Drive
Tho "Penny-a-Msal" move,
ment started b Franklin last fall
by Mrs. J. S. Conley to raise
fuVtd to help the unemployed
has resulted in the collection of
$100.11, it was announced this
Pledges were circulated when the
movement was started asking
those who were able to con
tribute one cent for the. needy
each time they ate a meal.
Many persons failed to keep the
pledge implicitly, but the results
of the campaign were regard d
as very satisfactory.
Pennies dropped in boxes dis
tributed about town have all
been collected, but boxes dis
tributed in the rural districts
have not been turned in. Those
having charge of such boxes are
requested to bring them to Miss
Elisabeth Kelly, chairman ef the
Macon county Red Crass chap