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' The Franklin -Press has the largest
aijdjte.d paid,.circulaion of any North
Carolina newspaper west of Asheville.
It is achrp ter'. member of the North
Carolina.' IVess Association Circulation
Audit; Bureau.- Certified records of
;its circulation arc open to all 'adver-
tisers. ; .-.'' 1
This beautiful community, perched
midst virgin forcSis on a plateau
averaging 4,118 feet elevation above sea .
level, is the highest incorporated town
cast of the Rockies. The highest
temperature recorded in 40 years has
been 87 degrees. Highlands has be
come known as "The. Roof Garden -of
, PROGRESSIVE LIBERAL INDEPENDENT
VOL. XLVII, NO. 27
FRANKLIN, N. C, THURSDAY, JULY 7, 1932
$1.50 PER YEAR
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Billings : Call s County.
Wide Meeting of Teach
ers Tor July 23
Another Examination for
Entrance lo 8th Grade
To Be Held
' A county-wide teachers' meeting
will be held in the courthouse at
10 o'clock Saturday, July 23, it
was announced this week by M. D.
Billings, county superintendent of
schools. Mr. Billings alscr gave
out a list of teachers appointed to
serve in the various schools for. the
coming term. Some of the short
term schools will open Monday,
- July 11, while most of the remain
ing country schools will open on
Monday, July ,18-.
. The Franklin and Highlands
schools 'are scheduled . to start the
year's work on the first Monday in
September. A short time before
the opening of these schools an
examination for , admission to the
eighth grade will be held for those
who failed to pass or were unable
to take the examination in May.
List Announced ,
..Following is a list of the teach
ers for the rural schools as an
nounced by Mr. Billings:
h Franklin G. L. -Houk, principal ;
Miss Wyatt.Miss Gillan, Miss Mc
Kimmon, Mrs. Macon, Mrs. Franks,
Paul Carpenter, Miss Burch, Mrs.
Hudson, Mrs. Hunter Miss Moody,
Miss Calloway, Miss Elizabeth
Cabe, Mrs. Eaton, Miss Rogers,
Mrs. Williams, Miss Porter, -.
Iotla Mrs. Albert Rajnsey, Mrs.
Marie Roper, Mrs. Ned Teague.
Olive Hill Sanford Smith. -
Pattens Mrs. Maud H. Norton,
Mrs. John Henry.
Clark'. Chapd Mrs. L. T. Sloan,
Mrs. Harriet Strain. j
Union Mr- Lola S. Kiser, . Miss 1
Amanda Slagle, Mrs. Lucy Brad-'
. icy- " - " " ,
' Maple Spring Jesse L. Sanders',
Miss Minnie Sanders, Miss Ruth
Holl,y Springs Ms Lovicia Jus
tice, Miss Katherine Ammons.
Watauga J. B. Brendle, Mrs.
Oak Ridge-C. S. Tilley, . Miss
T Mountain Grove V. C." Ramey.
Higdonville E. J. Carpenter,
Higdonville E. j. ' Carpenter,
Mayme Moses. . '
Salem-r-Sam A. Bryson, Miss
Mashburn's Branch Miss Pearl
Pine Grove T: T. Love, Mrs. T.
Walnut Creek Miss Annie Wilk
. Buck Creek Miss Myrtle Vin
" son. v
Gold Mine Mrs. Roy Fox.
Highlands O. F. Summer, prin
cipal; F. C. Hentz, Miss'Lois Fer
guson, Miss Amy Henderson, Miss
Bertha Williams, Mrs. Jack Hall,
' Miss Beatrice Mozcley, Mrs. A. W.
Pierson, Miss Ethel Calloway. -
Scaly E. N. Evans, Miss May
Mulberry Mrs. Hazel Cabe, Xfiss
Academy Miss Annise McDow
Hickory 'Knoll Mrs. Pearl Cor
bin, Miss "Onnie Cabe.
Upper Tesenta Mjss Nora Leach.
Mountain View Miss Bess Nor
Otto Mrs. Mad Carpenter John
son, Miss Vev Howard.
. (Continued on page four)
Kinds of fMEN,
vrm . r
A Survey of State and National Events Concisely
Told In Brief Up-to-Date
ROOSEVELT AND GARNER
Franklin D. Roosevelt, gover
nor of New York, was made the .
Democratic nominee for' presi- '
dent on Friday night, winning
on the fourth ballot with 945
votes, only the supporters of
Alfred E. Smith holding out ,
f against him. Roosevelt flew to
Chicago on Saturday and per- '
tonally accepted the nomination
in a speech to the convention.
. John N. Garner, of Texas,,
speaker of the lower house, was
unanimously chosen Saturday as
vice-pretiential nominee. -"..'
Farley Democratic Chief '
The national Democratic commit
tee on Saturday at Chicago, unan
imously named James A. Farley as
chairman to succeed John J. Kas
kobj in oftice since the 198 cam
paign. , Farley was. the pi e-con-vention
manager of the Roosevelt
forces. '. - '
Dynamite Caps Kill 6
Six young men of Butte, .Mon
tana, were torn to pieces, Monday,
in the explosion of a pile Of dyna
mite caps which they had been ex
ploding one at a time.
-Holiday Toll Over 200
The holiday toll of death on
July Fourth went, over 200. with
automobiles killing 80, drownings
accounting for over 50 arid fire
works killing eight.
Texas Floods Kill 9
Nine ' death's and $500,000 dam
age have resultt '. from floods in
southwest Texas on Sunday. Sev
eral towns "nverc cut off without
communication and many persons
Veteran's Slayer Convicted
Three years sentence ' in the
state's prison was given W. A.
Banks, Asheville railroad detective,-
at Marion, .on Saturday for the
fatal shooting of Louis Chiapetta,"
Texan member of a group of bon
us marchers on their way home.
Chiapetta's comrades said Banks
shot without provocatioif as he or
dered them from a fruvht car.
Banks has noted a supje'me court
Child Climbs From Well
Robert Moore, 5, Alamance coun
ty boy, fell into a 35-foot well re
cently. Hearing his cries the moth
er, peered down to see him clinging
to the rocks at the water level.
Robert then carefully climbed to
the top. He suffered no injuries
other than scalp wounds.
Lost Aviaton Found'
Missing since May 17, Captain
Hans Bertram, German aviator,
and his mechanic, were found Mon
day at a native village in the Aus
tralian bush. '
Grange Picks Greensboro
The executive committee of the
N. C. . Grange on Saturday chose
Greensboro as the 1932 convention
city, meeting October 5 and 6.,
v Train Kills Veteran
Claude A. Atkins, 38, of Houston,
Texas, was killed "by a" Southern
ing the approach of a freight train
passenger train at Charlotte, June
30, as he stood at a crossing watch-
which he intended to board for a
ride to the bonus army encamp
ment at Washington.
Textile Mill Damaged
Disgruntled former employes are
suspected of vandalism in the Cal
vine mill; Charlotte, which was en
tered last week. Warps of 500
looms were slashed with knives
and the plant fyill close for three
weeks to repair, the damage.
Five Lynched This Year
Only five lynchings have taken
place in the, nation so far this year,
according to , Tuskegee statistical
records. In 13 'instances officers
N. C DEFICIT $3,475,000
The state government entered
its new fiscal vear - Saturday
With deficit of $3,475,000. Tax
coUrttions for the closing year
war J16.GG1.B38.08. hfehwaV
fund collections $20,502,200.
HEAVY FEDERAL DEFICIT
.. The federal government en
tered its new fiscal year, July
1, faced with a deficit of $2,
885,000,000, largest in peace-time
history. Optimism is felt, how-
. . ever, that the new tax program
coupled with retrenchments will
. materially lighten the deficit.
Presents Beer Bill
Senator Bingham, Connecticut, on
Friday presented in the senate a
bill to legalize 3.2 per cent beer.
Tornado Strikes Kansas
At least five died and 15 "were
hurt at Washington, Kansas, Mon
day, when a tornado ripped through
Mountain Resort Has
Many Visitors Despite
Tourists visiting Highlands for
the week-end of July 4 gathered
around log fires in the granite
fireplaces of some of the town's
hotels. Saturday morning and
Sunday morning were cool almost
chilly even for Highlands.
Visitors were favored with blue
skies and clear horisons that offer
ed views, extending from the Great
Smoky mountains to the South
Carolina Piedmont. Whitesides
mountain, ""Satulah mountain, Sun
set rocks, Bridal Veil falls, Cul
lasaja falls were favorite scenic
spots for several hundred visitors.
Hotels and boarding houses re
ported numerous additional guests
for the week-end. Other tourists,
motoring through, could not be as
carefully checked, but probably
700 or 800 tourists came to High
lands during Saturday, Sunday and
Rain on the Fourth checked the
numbers' that were expected for
that day as well as the activities
of those who had arrived. But a
crowd of merry makers that prac
tically" filled Helen's barn, the new
Main street dance haU, gathered
on Monday night for a dance that
lasted from 9 until 2 o'clock. '
Forecasts for a successful tour
ist season have been made for
Highlands this, summer by those
who are in a position to check
advance indications. July and Aug
ust vare the two leading months
and already summer homes and
hotels are being occupied in such
numbers as to give Highlands its
characteristic aspect of a lively re
sort town. .The season of 1931 was
Highlands' best from a standpoint
of the number of visitors enter
tained. Conditions'- are such this
year that the present' season may
not be up to that of last year. On
the other hand, the opening of
Highway No. 28 through Highlands
may do a great deal toward off
setting adverse circumstances.
FOR U. S. SENATE
' Short. Term
Morrison..........., 17 '36 9 107 5 77 S3 6 6 17 ,29 177 539
Reynolds .112 86 5 22 .. 92 136 2 .. 36 139 621 1251
FORJtJ. S. SENATE
. ' Long Term . -
Morrison..................... 16 38 11 103 5 76 55 6 6 17 31 156 a 520
Reynolds...........;.... Ill 87 1 21 .. 92 117 "3 .. 35 137 583 1187
Ehringhaus.- 120 23 4 89 2 . 52 142 2 ' 21 81 554 109Q
Fountain.... 5 82 9 33 3 117 35 7 6 31 62 219 609
FOR COM. LABOR
Fletcher.......... .120 f 60 4' 81. 4 105 137 6 6 30 85 501 1139
Mitchell........ 3 15 .. 30 .. 28 26 2 .. 19 40 108 271
FOR STATE SENATOR
Patton. ....... 112 70 12 66 3 55 165 4 6 35 118 550 1196
Bennett, 12 39 3 58 2 118 32 S 18 52 238 577
OF RED CROSS
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Much Food and Clothing
MEETING IS CALLED
Chapter Called To Meet
July 23 To Elect
A meeting of the Macon county
chapter of the Red Cross has been
called for Saturday,' July 23, by
Miss Elizabeth Kelly for the pur
pose of electing a chairman to
serve during the coming year and
to act on other vital matters. In
announcing this meeting Miss Kel
ly, the present chairman, took oc
casion to review the work of the
Red Cross -for the past year.
"Last July," she reported, "a few
of us undertook to reorganize the
Macon county chapter of the Amer
ican Red Cross for the purpose of
doing some needed relief work and
for the further and bigger purpose
of arousing the people as a whole
to the fact that permanent relief
can come only from the sustained
effort of the' individual.
"The first effort of the group
was to attempt to supply clothes
to school children who did not have
sufficient clothes to enable them
to attend school. Several dozen
pairs of shoes, sweaters, hose and
other garments were supplied.
These things were either donated
or paid for with money contributed
by individuals. Twelve loan bundles
of sheets, towels, pillowcases and
sleeping garments were gathered
together that families with sick
members might have more com
fortable sick beds. A bundle
would be loaned for use and re
turned when there was no more
need for it. In many cases the
need has been so desperate that
the bundle was left with .the
family. S.everal dozen donated
garments, both old and new were
also distributed during the year
through local committees.
Flour Given Needy
"Several shipments of yeast and
two car loads of flour have come
from the American Red Cross for
distribution by the Macon county
chapter. This distribution has
been made as well as we could
make it. The fairness and success
of the distribution has depended
upon the quality of citizenship in
each community where the distri
bution was made. In most in
sfances men and women have giv
en time and thought to the mat
ter and I am atempting now to
express the appreciation of the
Red Cross and good citizens. gen
erally to these men and women
in each community who have giv
en themselves generously to this
"There has been a constant ef
fort on the part of the Rtd Cross
to encourage the individual to
make every effort to become self
supporting. Garden seeds - have
been distributed widely over the
county and neighborhood groups
asked to encourage growth of gar
den , fruits and vegetables. We
have repeatedlv requested the
ones who distribute flour to see
that the ones who get flour are
trying to make food for next year.
"The lasting good that may come
from the Red Cross working as
(Continued on page four)
How Macon Voted in Second
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Judge Sink, of Lexington,
To Preside Over Two
MANY CASES SLATED
Trial of Criminal Cases
Expected To Take up
The summer term of Macon
county superior court is scheduled
to convene Monday morning, Aug
ust 22, with Judge A. Hoyle Sink,
of Lexington, presiding. . Many
criminal-as well as civil cases will
be on the calendar for trial at the
two-weeks term, It its expected
that trial of the criminal cases,
many of them petty theft cases,
will require all of the first week,
The jury list was drawn at a
meeting of the county commission
Grand jurors: H. L. Swafford,
Route 3; M. D. Edwards, High
lands; Frank Daves, Route 2; B.
C. Hawkins, Highlands; Zcb Mc
Clure, Route 2; A. G. Kinsland,
Route 4; H. B. Gibson, Cullasaja;
O. C. Hall,. Kyle; J. T. Raby,
West's Mill; Wayne McCracken,
Route 4; B. W. Horn, Franklin ;
Joe Sweatman, Route 1; Andy Sor
rels, Cullasaja ; Gilmer Crawford,
Franklin; J. P. Deal, Route 4; A.
L. Leach, Franklin; Tom Jennings,
Franklin ; and John T. Jennings,
Petit jurors for the first week:
J. C. Higdon, Route 4 ; C. W.
Dowdle, Prentiss ; W. B. Long,
Route 2; B. H. Carpenter, Route
2; Earnest C. Vinson, Scaly; J. K.
Conley, Route 3; J. T. Vinson,
Route 2 ; Harry Ray, Route 3 ;
C. B. Bryson, Cullasaja; Jack E.
Wyman," Franklin f L. T. Moses,
(Continued on page four)
B. C. BUCHANAN
Prosperous Watauga Far
mer Celebrates His 72nd
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On Sunday, July 3, about fifty
relatives and friends gathered at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. B. C.
Buchanan, in honor of Mr. Buc
hanan's 72nd birthday. It was
the fourth reunion of the family
held at his home.
Mr. Buchanan is a prosperous
truck farmer of the Watauga sec
tion and is always among the first
to have vegetables on the market.
Mr. Buchanan, is the father of
16 living children, 13 of whom were
present Sunday. There were also
32 grandchildren present on this
occasion. The Rev. Norman Hol
den, Baptist minister, made a short
The children present were: Mrs.
Mousrie Johnson, Misses Mary L.
Martha A. and Matt.ie Buchanan,
Messrs. Wade, Roosevelt, Moultrie,
Nolen, all of Macon county, Mr.
T. E. Buchanan, of South Carolina,
Mrs. Emma Allen, Mrs. Maude
Bumgarner, Mrs. Carrie Ward and
Miss Annie Lou Buchanan, all of
Jackson county, Misses Berdic and
Mayram Tims, of South Carolina.
State and Couiity
Go for Reynolds
TO ELLIS FOUTS
Body of Young Man Killed
in Little Rock Brought
Here for Burial
The body of Ellis Pouts, 24, who
was killed in a railroad accident
in Little Rock, Ark., Friday, July
1, arrived here Wednesday.
Funeral services were held at the
home 'of Mrs. Frank Fouts, mother
of the deceased, Wednesday after
noon at 3 o'clock witK the Rev. A.
S. Solesbee conducting the final
rites. Burial was in the Fouts
The deceased is survived by his
mother, Mrs. Frank Fouts, two
sisters, Mrs. Harley Roper, of
Route 3, and Mrs. Bynum Downs,
of Winston-Salem; four brothers,
Roselle and Nondas Fouts, of Iotla,
Gay Fouts, of Rainbow Springs,
and Harve Fouts, of the state of
AD IN FIGHT
Rev. Dr. Bell and Dr. Rog
ers Assist in Red Cross
The Rev. Robert B. H. Bell,
head of the Life Abundant center
in Franklin, and Dr. W. A. Rog
ers, prominent physician, have
joined hands with the Red Cross
to stamp out pellagra in Macon
There are 69 patients in the
county who are taking yeast sup
plied by the Red Cross, according
to Miss Elizabeth Kelly, chairman
of the Macon county chapter of
the Red Cross.
"This yeast," Miss Kelly explain
ed, "is issued only on a doctor's
prescription for pellagrins. Many
of these cases of pellagra ' have
not advanced very far and the
yeast is useful in supplying iieeded
vitamines in the diet more rapidly
than might be supplied by the pa
tient's eating ( the right kinds of
food. Of course, the yeast is only
a temporary remedy and the -patient
must learn to eat properly
if he or she is to be permanently
cured of pellagra."
Each Saturday, morning froin 10
o'clock to 12:30 o'clock, Miss Kel
ly announced, Dr. Bell will be at
the Masonic Hall to advise pel
lagra patient's what available foods
are best for them. Dr. Bell also
will discuss diets for those suffer
ing from rheumatism and other
chronic diseases caused mainly by
wrong habits of eating. There
will be no 'charges for these talks
and Dr. Rogers will prescribe, if
necessary, in any of the cases.
"It is possible," Mjss Kelly de
clared, "for any family in Macon
county to produce a sufficient
variety of the right kinds of food
to prevent much disease and suf
fering. It is necessary to know
whicn are tne ngnt iooqs anu
which arc' harmful. This, is a good
opportuniyt to find out from one
who knows. I hope many who
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feel 'porely' will take advantage of
the generous offer made by Dr.
Bell and Dr. Rogers."
Members of the Y. W. A. of the
First Baptist church are requested
to meet at 4 o clock Saturday af
tcrnoon at the home of Mrs. J.
D. Franks. A picnic is to be held
by the group and all members are
urged to bring sandwiches.
On Wednesday, June 15, a daugh
ter . was born to Mr. and Mrs
Fred N. Nichols, of Cartoogechaye.
A daughter, Mary Jane, was born
to Mr. and Mrs. Furman J. Davis,
of Franklin township, on June 27.
Mr., and Mrs. James A. McCoy,
of Hollands announce the arrival
of a son, Daniel Rogers, on Sun
day, June 17.
A son was born to Mr. and Mrs.
Lake H. Stiles, of Smith's Bridge
township on Thursday, June 28.
Outcome Indicates Second
Primaries Disfavored -By
PATTON WINS RACE
Franklin Man Defeats
Bennett in State
Macon county contributed hand-,
somely to . the majorities piled up
by Robert R. Reynolds, candidate
for the Democratic nomination for
U. S. Senator, and J. C. B. Ehring
haus, seeking the Democratic nom
ination for governor,' in Saturday's
second primary. Reynolds, who
carried the state by more than
100,000 majority, polled 1,251 votes
in this county to 539 for Senator
Cameron Morrison, his opponent.
Ehringhaus, whose statewide ma
jority was between 10,000 and 11,
000 received 1,090 votes in Macon
to 609 for Lieutenant Governor
R. T. Fountain.
Reynolds won true to form, but
the big county majority for Eh
ringhaus was somewhat of a sur
prise, for Fountain carried this
county by a large plurality in the
first primary. The outcome was
viewed, as a positive indication
that most of the voters of Macon
county are opposed to any can
didate who calls for a second
The election passed quietly with
the exception of a slight distur
bance at the polling place in Frank
lin township over the voting of
absentee ballots. For a while feel
ing was at a high pitch in some
quarters, but the disturbance was
quieted without serious difficulty .
and without arrests.
R. A. Patton, of Franklin, can
didate for the Derrtocratic nom
ination for state senator, carried
the district by a majority of 694
over Dr. Kelly E. Bennett, of Bry
son City. Patton carried three of
the five counties in the 33rd sen
atorial district Cherokee, Macon '
and Clay, while Bennett carried
Swain and Graham. The total vote
from 68 precincts in the district
Patton 3,410 and Bennett 2,716. '
The vote by counties follows:
Cherokee, 24 precincts,. Patton 1,-.
181; Bennett 408; Graham, 11 pre
cincts, Patton 128, Bennett 417;
Macon, 12 . precincts, Patton 1,198,
Bennett 567; Clay, six precincts,
Patton 655, Bennett 166; and" wain.
15 precincts, Patton 248, Bennett -1,158.
Mr. Patton was high man by 708 .
votes in the first primary, in which
there were three other candidates.
In the run-off for state com
missioner of labor Major A. L.
Fletcher, of Raleigh, had 163,146
votes against 103,533 for . C E.
Mitchell, also of Raleigh, on the
face of returns from 1,571 pre
cincts ou of 1,829 in the state.
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Pageant To Be Given
At Episcopal Church
A pageant will be given at 8
o'clock Friday night on the lawn of
St. Agnes Episcopal church". This
jagean-is a part of a community
recreational program and the public-
is. cordially invited to attend.
There will be no admission charge.
Only 3 Gray Veterans
Attend July 4 Dinner
On accokint of the inclement
weather on July 4 the annual
picnic dinner given by the Ma
con county U. D. C. chapter in
honor of the few remaining
veterans was curtailed.
There were only three veter
ans who braved the elements
and came out. These were giv
en a delicious hot dinner at a
The honor guests on this oc
casion were Mr. and Mrs. R. H.
Hall, of Etna, Mr. and Mrs. T.
W. Rhodes, of Otto, and Mr.
A. M. Shop and daughter, of