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The Franklin Prcs has tlie largest
ABOUT HIGHLANDS I
audked paid circulation of any North I
l""! tV-il I tl 1 1 rtutc ll ln ...net 0f ApUm-ilKi '
This beautiful community, perched
midst virgin forests on a plateau
averaging 4,118 feet elevation above sea
level, is the highest incorporated town
east of the Rockies. The highest
temperature recorded in 40 years has
been 87 degrees. Highlands has be
come known as "The Roof Garden of
It is a charter member of the North
Carolina Press Association Circulation
AuJit Bureau, Certified records of
its circulation are open to all adver
tisers. Sip Qtgljlau&xs illurmumt
VOL. XLVI1, NO. 28
FRANKLIN, N. C, THURSDAY, JUNE 30, 1932
$1.50 PER YEAR
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Blames' Republican Tariff
Policies for Nation's
Says 'You Can't Sell Liq
iuor To "People Who
Can't Buy Food'
. Speaking Saturday afternoon to
several , hundred : persons In the
Macon county courthouse. who fre
quently interrupted him with ap
plause and loud cheering, Senator
Cameron Morrison laid the blanife
' for . the nation's ills at the door
of the Republican party. In ex
planation of his charge that the
Republican ,, administration is re
sponsible for the current depression
he called' attention to the wall of
high tariffs which it has set up,
resulting in curtailment ' of world
trade and a heavy decline of ex
ports from the United States. .
Senator Morrison, still vigorous
but lacking somewhat the fiery
aggressiveness . of the days when
he was governor, had little to say
about his candidacy for the Dem
ocratic nomination for the United
States Senate. He talked briefly
about ; himself and even less about
his opponent, Robert R. .Reynolds,
Asheville attorney. His Only ref
erence to Mr? Reynolds was to
'imy opponent who would restore
prosperity by putting North Caro
lina into the liquor! business""
"It Ts ridiculcus," he added, "to
believe that we can . sell liquor to
a people who find it .difficult to
buy food. I think it is better for
us to forger the liquor; issue and
think more about the return of
Senator Morrison was intro
duced 'by A. Hall Johnson, Ashe
ville attorney, who referred to him
as "the father of our road system,
which ' marked the real beginning
of our state's . development." Mr.
Johnson was introduced by J.
Frank Ray, Franklin attorney.
, Stand on Record
. "I face the people of -North
Carolina on my record," Mr. Mor
"I ask the voters to judge me by
my record as a public servant my
advocacy of the good roads pro
gram, my interest in education and
my . efforts toattain tax relief and
a fair system of taxation.
"Instead of asking the people to
elect or defeat me on my record
as a public servant, ray enemies
have 'resorted to lies ; they accuse
me of things that exist only in
their imagination." '"''
With this pre'face. Senator Mor
rison launched into a tirade against
the Republican party, insisting that
"it is high time we drove them
from power." .
". He denounced the Hawley-Smoot
tariff and said it "had exasperated
the world," resulting in 40-odd
countries setting up tariff walls in
As the senator proceeded with
1 (Continued on page six)
Two Stills Captured
. By Deputy Sheriffs
The members of the sheriff's
department of Macon county were
very busy lust week in making
war upon the "manufacturers of
illicit whisky. Deputy Sheriff
George Goer, of Rainbow Springs,
surprised a party in Wallace Gap
and brought into town a 25-gallon
outfit. The operators of the still
About 4 o'clock Saturday after:
noon Deputy Sheriffs George Mai
lonee, Frank Leach and John Dills
had a hurried call to the Turtle
Town section. Upon arriving they
found a 35-gallon still with a fire
under the furnace but not an op
cratorin .sight. The officers pour
ed out nearly 700 gallons of beer
and brought into town four ,-al
Ions and. nearly one pint of whi;
ky, along with the still and :
cross-cut taw, .
A Survey of State and National Events Concisely
Told in Brief Up-to-Date t
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The Democratic national convention in Chicago
surprised the nation early Thursday morning by
voting nearly four to one for ultimate repeal of
the 18th amendment and immediate modification
of the Volstead act to legalize wines and beer.
The vote on the wet plank was 934 to 213. The
contention was expected to get down to the busi
ness of nominating a candidate for president
Thursday night; but, due to poor radio reception,
little news of what was going on was received in
f RAY BAILEY IS FREED
. Denying that he had any part
in the slaying of -A. B. Hunt,
South Carolina police officer,
Ray Bailey was freed at Syl
va, Monday, on habeae corpus
proceeding. Bailey declared
the five bullet wounds from
which he nearly died, were re
' ceived in a private quarrel and
not in a gun battle in. South -Carolina.
Gardner Is Committeeman '
Governor, 0. Max Gardner was
elected Democratic national com
mitteeman from North Carolina, by
the state's delegation to the Chica
go convention Monday, when Sen
ator Cameron Morrison resigned
the post. Mrs.' Palmer Jenrian,
Raleigh, was returned as committed
DENIES OFFER TO BONUS
; Senator Cameron Morrison, '
Sunday denied the tMuth of
Washington report that Mrs.
Morrison had offered $500 to
the Tar Heel members .of the
bonus army camped at Wash
ington and that the offer had
Lindbergh On Stand
Col. Charles A. Lindbergh took
the stand for the state at Fleming
ton, N. J., Monday, when trial of
John H. Curtis, Norfolk, Y.a, be
gan on charge of obstructing jus
tice in making false claims he was
in; contact with the kidnapers of
the Lindbergh child. Lindbergh re
cited extravagant claims made by
Curtis as to contacts with the
kidnapers and their demands tor
Endurance Flier Dies
John Hunter, one of four Chi-
. .'. t . Ul.
cago Drotners wno set a , wo
endurance mark in airplane flight
two years ago was killed Monday
at Rosedale, Miss., by the propeller
of his ship.
FINISHES SURRY PROBE
Attorney General Dennis G.
Brummitt on Saturday complet
ed a survey of absentee ballot
ing in Sirry county in the June
4 primary, but did not reveal
what action he will recommend.
K. R. Hoyle, Sanford, had'
charged the t '800 to 1,000 absen
, tee ballots had beefcast, many
of them illegally. The true
total was found to be 291. .
HuRffins Baptist Secretary
To succeed Dr., Charles E. Mad
drey, resigned to become promo
tion secretary of the . ,:Southern
Baptist church, the r general board
of . .the: Baptist State convention
last week named ,M. A. Huggins,
of Meredith college, as executive
secretary of the convention.
Slam's Monarchy Overturned
In a dramatic surprise for the or
dinary citizen of Siam, the army
and navv on Friday overturned
the absolute monarchy of King
Prajadhipok by seizing the royal
palace, the king and his family.
A constitutional monarchy is set
up as the aim of the revolters
The Icing has approved the change
New Loan Committee Head
lvey W. Stewart, Charlotte, has
succeeded Word H. Wood, Char
lotte, as chairman of the state
loan committee of the Reconstruc
tion Finance corporation.
$505,821 May Fire Loss
Fire loss in May in North Caro
lina totalled $505,821, reports the
insurance commissioner, with worst
fire of the 241 reported being the
$95,000 blaze in Dunn.
Ham Lewis Withdraws
J. Hamilton Lewis, Illinois sen
ator and holding that state's 58
Democratic delegate votes for the
presidency nomination, on Saturday
withdrew his candidacy, releasing
the delegates to support of other
Victory Fund Is $719,718
Tlie Democratic Victory Fund for
the national campaign has reached
$719,718, it is reported from Chica
go, with 101,972 making contribu
tions. North Carolina reported $15,
768. Atkinson U. C. V. Commander
General Homer T. Atkinson, Pet
ersburg was named commander-in-chief
of the United Confederate
veterans concluding the annual re
union, held at Richmond last week.
Dr. William Dancey, , Savannah,
was chosen head of the Sons of
Confederate veterans. The veter
ans killed a motion to meet with
the Grand Army of the Republic.
Recover Egypt Treasure
Genoese divers have recovered
the $5,000,000. in gold bullion from
the liner Egypt which wrecked and
sank off Brest on the French
coast 10 years ago. - Two salvage
ships and many lives were lost in
two years of effort before success.
The proposals of German Chan
cellor Franz '"Von Papen that
France and Germany form a mil
itary alliance to assure France the
security she demands before she
will consent to arms reduction, is
being seriously iconsidered by the
governments of the two nations.
Waged by Bible Class
The Brotherhood Bible class of
the First Methodist church of
Franklin has a membership drive
on for ' the next 60 days. The
class has been divided into two
sections with Howard Valentine
leading the Reds and Gordon Moore
the Blues. At the end of the 60
days the losers are to set a ban
duet for the winners.
The enrollment of the class has
already increased eight members;
. i . i."- r i i i: ii. -
Willi H'c jjiucs icauiug uic mis.
All men, both young and old,
are Invited to attend this class.
Roy C. Dady teaches the class.
SUNDAY SCHOOL PROGRAM
A Sinday school Day program
will be given at Clark's Chapel
Sunday evening at 8 o'clock by
the members of the church school
The public is cordially invited.
I 7 )
Peter McLaren Offers $50
Prize in IJnique ,
A, wood-chopping contest is to
be .held in front of Leach Broth
ers' hardware store in Franklin at
It; a. m., Friday, July 8, with
Peter McLaren, reputed to be
America's champion chopper, chal
lenging any man in the county to
chop through a log in 50 per cent
more time than it takes himself.
A prize of $50 is held out to the
woodsman who can beat McLaren
on this basis.
If a local man chops through a
log in six minutes, McLaren must
sever -the same log in less than
four minutes or forfeit the prize.
There is only one condition to
the cqntest. Those seeking to
capture the prize from M cLaren
are not allowed to use a, Plumb
axe, the kind which McLaren will
Considerable interest - has been
shown among woodsmen of the
county who have heard of the
contest. Several of the best chop
pers from the Ritter Lumber com
pany's camps are expected to try
their skill against McLaren. A
number of others from various
sections of the county also are
expected to try their hand.
GAMES FOR 4TH
Franklin Moves up in
League Standing by
Downing Holly Springs
The Macon county baseball league
is running smoothly now, and last
Saturday four games were played
at different sections of the county.
Holly Springs came to Frapklm
and met a Waterloo, with the score
standing : Franklin ; 9 and Holly
Springs 0." Highlands went to Pjren-
tiss and carried home the bacon as
the result of a score of 21 to 8.
Mountain Grove lost a game to
Cartoogechaye, which was played
at Cartoogechaye, with the score
card reading 16 and 5. Cowee
played the powerful West End
team and when the game was
stopped Cowee was leading 4 to 3.
For som reason the game be
tween Cowee and West End was
contested, and Cowee has agreed
to play the game over on the
Franklin field on the Fourth of
July, beginning 'at 10:30 a. m.
Plans are under way to have
three or four games on the Frank
lin field on July 4. A game has
been planned between the married
men and the single men. Franklin
wants to take on Cullowhee, Sylva,
(Continued on page six)
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Mrs. W. W. Downs Seriously
Injured, Asheville Man
Mrs. Wilfred W. Downs, who
lives on Bonny Crest, Franklin, is
in a serious condition at '.the 1 lay-
wood community hospital at Wayn-
esville, as the result of an, auto
mobile accident about 4 o'clock
Tuesday' afternoon on highway No.
10 near the state fish hatchery at
Balsam. A large coupe in which
Mrs. Downs was' riding with Glenn
S. Farmer, 23, chauffeur of Ashe
ville, and Miss Bonnie Penley, of
Asheville, skidded on wet pavement
and overturned. Farmer, who was
pinned beneath the car, was killed
.nstanlly, while Miss Penley re
ceived lacerations and bruises.
Witnesses of the accident said
the car was traveling at a rapid
A. M. WALDROOP
Funeral Held at Baptist
Church; Widow and 6
Funeral services for Arthur M.
Waldroop, 51, who died at his
home Sunday morning at 3 o'clock
after an illness of two months with
tuberculosis, were held at the First
Baptist church, Sunday afternoon
at 3 o'clock, with the Rev. Eugene
R. Eller, pastor, conducting the
services.. Burial was in the local
cemetery. ' -
Mr. Waldroop was a member of
the Baptist church. He was a
farmer of the Cartoogechaye sec
tion, but recently had been work
ing for the state highway depart
.. The deceased is survived by hii
widow, who was' Miss Goldie Kiser
before marriage, and six children,
Wiley, Evelyn, Lois, Thehna, Marie
and Arthur, Jr.
Pallbearers were: Messrs. C. G.
Moore, Gene Jacobs, Harry Nolen,
George Stalcup, George McGee
and Joe Setser.
G. W. MOFFITT
DIES AT HOME
ON JONES CREEK
George W. Moffitt, 64, diod at
his home oh Jones Creek early
Wednesday morning, after being
confined to his room , for several
weeks with tuberculosis.
Funeral services were held at
Gillespie Chapel Wednesday after
noon at 3 o'clock. . The Junior
Order, of which he was a member,
had charge of the services.
Surviving are- diis widow and
four sons, Mack, Finley, Fred and
Ed, and one daughter, Miss Myrtle
Many Scientists Attracted
Officials of the Highlands Mu-;
tlllM JJIUIuivni Uttuui Clival y
have begun to arrive. Dr. E. E.
Reinke,- of Vanderbilt University,
the director,' is-here. One of the
founders, Clark Foreman, of At
lanta, is now occupying his beauti
ful summer . home, Tanglewood,
overlooking Ravenel Lake,
Dr. Beard, of Nashville, Tenn.,
who has been a member of the
staff at Vanderbilt Hospital for
several years, will assist Dr. Reinke
this summer. Dr. Beard and his
wife are expected within a few
' Dr. Noble of the American Mu
seum of Natural History also . is
expected to work with the Labora
tory and Museum this summer. He
is very much interested in the
salamanders of this vicinity..
Dr. W. C. Cokcr, 'professor, of
botany at the University of North
Carolina, is another scientist who
wiil be connected with the organ
ization this summer, his especial
interest being mushroom growths.
Dr. Coker has bought the attrac
tive . log house formerly owned by
speed when it skidded and turned
over. Rain was falling at the time.
The three were en route from
Sylva to Asheville. Farmer was
driving the cart said to belong to
John Harkey, of Asheville. '
Mrs. Downs suffered two frac
tures of the bone in her left leg
and a fracture of the left arm
just below the shoulder. It was
reported Thursday that, she also
had been partly paralized. Her
condition was regarded as serious.
Mr. Downs, who has been work
ing in Washington, reached Wayn
esvillc Wednesday to be with his
wife and was in Franklin for a
while Thursday; Mrs. Downs has
six children. .
HEARD IN MACON
Candidate for Governor
' Declares Revaluation
J. C. B. Ehringhaus, who led the
first primary by more than 47,000
votes over R, T. Fountain for the
Democratic nomination for govern
or, spoke before a large audience
in the Macon county courthouse
last Friday night.
. State papers reported Mr. Eh
ringhaus as having maed an at
tack on Mr. Fountain, but he had
little to say about his opponent
and- referred ta the charges of
election frauds only with the state
ment that the returns couldn't have
been wrong to the extent of the
plurality given him.
The Elizabeth City man declared
for revaluation of property as
soon as possible and for sane
economy in state government. He
defended the Democratic party and
the record of the last general as
sembly, pointing out that the 1929
assembly gave relief to property
taxpayers amounting to $6,250,000 a
year and that "IBs 1931 legislature
gave additional relf of $12,000,000
a year." '
Mr. Ehringhaus said he was
seeking the governorship in behalf
of no special interests, political
faction or clique. He stated that
he was running for governor be
cause of a boyhood ambition to
achieve the honor of being the
state's chief executive.
"If elected," he added, "it will
not be Mr. Morrison's administra
tion, Mr. McLean's administration
or Mr. Gardner's administration.
It will be Ehringhaus' administra
Mr. Ehringhaus was introduced
(Continued on page fix)
the Baldwins which overlooks Rav
,cnel J-ake ' '
The museum, founded in 1927, is
located in a wing of the Hudson
Library building. It is open to
visitors on luesaays ana Satur
The establishment of the labora
tory was an outgrowth of the
founding of the museum of natural
history. The Samuel Weyman Me
morial i Laboratory building was
completed and dedicated last Aug
ust. The Highlands Museum and
Biological Laboratory . numbers
among its institutional members
many of the south's leading uni
versities. Patrons of science from
many parts 'of the country are in
eluded in the list of founders and
life .members. This is the only
mountain biological research station
in the south or east. .
Burnham S. Colburn, of Biltmore
Forest, is president of the organ
ization; Dr. W. C. Coker, of the
University of North Carolina, vice
president; Miss Albertina Staub,
of Highlands, secretary, and R. L.
Foreman, of Atlanta, treasurer.
Wet Candidate for U. S.
Senate To Bring Brass
, - Band To Franklin
RACE LOOKS CLOSE
Morrison Believed To
Have Gained Strength
Since First Vote
Robert R. Reynolds, Ashevill
attorney who is seeking the Dem
ocratic nomination for United
States senator on an out-and-out
wet platform, is scheduled to speak
in the Macon county courthouse at
4 o'clock Friday afternoon, Mr.
Reynolds, who is making a last
minute tour of the western coun- .
ties preparatory to the second
primary on Saturday, sent word
to his representatives here Wed
nesday afternoon that hd would,
arrive in Franklin accompanied by
a brass band.
Although the Asheville man, fa
miliarly known as "Our Bob," car
ried this county by a wide margim
in the first primary, considerable
doubt has developed during the
come out on top in 'the run-off.
Morrison is believed o have
gained a lot of strength as a re
sult of his speech here .Saturday
afternoon.- Even staunch Reynolds
supporter remarked that he made
a "good speech." The senator's
firm stand on Democratic prin
ciples and emphatic denunciation
of Republican tariff policies won
for him many new admirers. He
refrained from a personal attack
on Reynolds and left it up to the
voters t decide between them
a basis of their records.
The most important factor in.
the outcome of the senatorial pri
mary Saturday, however, is likely
to be organization. Morrison had
little or none in the first primary,
for lack of attention.
The polls will open at sunrise-
Saturday and close at sunset. All
persons registered for the first
primary are eligible to vote in the
second. There will be no markers ,
in the booths this time, the state
board of elections having decreed
their abolition as a measure ef
ON NEW CHURCH
AT PINE GROVE
Work was started Monday morn
ing on the new Pine Grove Bap
tist church, which will replace the
old church burned about three
months ago. The new building will
be below J. D. McCoy's store on
highway No. 28. It is planned te
have the new church finished in
time for the Baptist association!
meeting to be held there in six
Former Franklin Woman
,Y.rii o ir 1-1 .1 i
: runs aeir in roriiana
Mrs. Frank Boss, of Portland,
Ore., formerly Miss Flprence Ashe,
of Franklin, committed suicide
Tuesdav. Tune 21. bv shootiner her
self through the heart with a .38
caliber revolver, according to re-
over ill health is thought to have
been the cause of her act.
Mrs. Boss had1 made her home
in Oregon' for about 16 years. She
was born in Jackson county, later
moving to Macon, where she lived
for several years.
. The deceased is survived by her
husband, Mr. prank Boss, of Port-f
land, two brothers ; T. B. Ashe, of
Franklin, and . M. Ashe, ot Jack
son county; and" two sisters, Mre.
R. B. Sutton, of Franklin, and
Mrs. G. M. Green, of Green's
Creek, Jackson county.