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audited paid circulation of any North'
Carolina newspaper west of Asheville.
It is a charter member of the North
Carolina Press Association Circulation
Audit Bureau. Certified records of
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ABOUT HIGHLANDS
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 lias
been 87 degrees. Highlands has be
come known as "The Roof Garden of
the Southeast."
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PROGRESSIVE
LIBERAL
INDEPENDENT
VOL. XLVII, NO. 28
FRANKLIN, N. C, THURSDAY, JULY 14, 1932
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UNVEIL INDIAN
ONMTSOON
Memorial Stone Erected
"To Chief Chutahsotih
And His Wife.
PROGRAM -PLANNED
E. B. Norvell, of Murphy J
To Speak at Exercises
; ; On July 30 J
" Saturday, July -30, has been set
for the unveiling of a granite mon
ument in old St. John's churchyard
in the Cartoogechaye section to
Chief Chutahsotih and his wife,
Kuntakih. Chutasotih, also known
as Chief Cha-Cha, was. the last of
Macon county's Cherokee chieftains
ind was held in 'high respect by
his white neighbors. .
Plans fo,r the program have not
been completed, but Miss Elizabeth
.Kelly will act as master of cere-
ionies and E. B. Noryell, prom
inent Murphy attorney, is expected
to make an address. Mr. Norvell
is one of, the best informed- men
n Western North Carolina on In
dian history. .
It is planned to have the un
veiling in the forenoon, with a pier
nic dinner following. It is also
hoped that it will be possible to
bring some ojf the- Indians from' the
Cherokee reservation ,in Swain
county for singing and" an Indian
ball game. . . "
The celebration is expected : to
. attract hundreds of people from
this and other counties. . .
The movement to --mark the
graves of Chutahsotih and his wife
was started last winter by Mrs. . C.
C. Cunningham, of Franklin; ,Mrs.
Henry Slagle, Mrs' Tom Slagle
and Mrs. George Wallace,' of Car
toogechaye, and Mrs. T. J.- Johns
tort, of Franklin. These ladies ob
tainedfunds for the monument by
giving a chicken supper and by
popular subscription. ' -
The monument a simple inscribed
bolder, was. carved from Macon
county granite by a local workman.
It already has been put in place
over the graves. ' ,
Teachers' Meeting To Be
Held at School House
. A county-wide teachers' meeting,
the first of the 1932-33 school ses
. siotu will be held in the graded
; school building in Franklin at 10
' -o'clock Saturday morning, July 3.
Last week The Press mistakenly
reported - that the meeting would
be held in the courthouse.
A number of the short term rur
al schools in the county began
" their school terms last Monday.
Others are scheduled to open next
Mondav. but' the- consolidated
schools in Franklin and in High
lands "will not start the year's work
until the first Monday in Septem
ber.
McLaren Makes Gocd
Chopping Challenge
Peter McLr.ren, who claims to
be the world's fastest wood
chopper, made good last Thurs
day ' his challenge to chop
through a log in 50 per cent
less time than any man in Ma
con county. A crowd of about
400 perrons witnessed the wood
chopping contest, which was held
under the Auspices of Leach
Brothers hardwire store in the
vacant lot on moin street next
to Munidey's hotel.
George Scott, Charley Jen
nings and N. A. Gibson, three
of the test woodsmen in the
county, attempted to wrest from
McLaren the $50 prist he had
offered to any man who could
chop a log in SO per cent more
time than it required him. A
13-inch chestnut oak log was
selected for the contest. Scott
hued through the timber in 2
minutes and 49 seconds. It re
quired 2 minutes and SI seconds
for Gibson, and Charley Jen
nings stopped ct 3 mirtatei. Mc
Laren, swineins his axe with
easy rhythm, chopped the log in
two in one minute and IS seconds,-
thereby retaining the $50
prize. ;.. ,
NEWS SUMMARY
A Survey of State and National Events Concisely
Told in Brief Up-to-Date
News Reports V :
STATE TAX DECLINES
,- The state's 15 cent ad valorem '
tax for support of schools was
$614,000 below budget estimates
on June 30. Henry Burke, as
sistant budget director, states
thai allotments to institutions
will be 6n the basis of 60 per
cent of appropriations ai com
pared with 70 per cent last year.
Place 20.17M29 Fish
In two years the state fish
hatcheries have placed 20,178,429
fish in N. C. waters,, of-which 8,
178,429 are classed as strictly
game fish. The average cost was
two-thirds of a cent per fish. ;
Carter Heads Spanth Vets
I). ,V. Carter, Winston-Salem,
was an Tuesday , at the annual
encampment, held at Charlotte,
chosen commander of the North
Carolina", department of United
Spanish Waf Veterans..
i Mrs. Reynolds Absolved
After a . three-days hearing,
the coroner's jury at Winston
Salem reported Monday that
Z. Smith Reynolds, heir to'
tobacco millions, was killed
.July 13 by a bullet wound at
the hands of l n unknown
party, absolving Mrs. Libby
Holman Reynolds, bis widow,
and Albert Walker, his secre
tary. Mrs, Reynolds claimed"
her husband bad killed himself
titer repeatedly threatening to
do so. ".
Approve University Merger
The new board of trustees met
at Raleigh, Monday,, to approve
plans for merging N. C. State col
lege and N. C. college for Women
into the University of North
Carolina, with one president and
three vice-presidents. An execu
tive committee of 12 was chosen.
Supreme Court Clerk Dies
Frank Nash.-77. elerk of the-N
C. Suoreme court since -June, 1931,
and for 13 years prior to that time
assistant attorney general, died at
Lhis Raleigh home Sunday morning
Demands State Curtailment
A curtailment of fully' 7,000,
000 in state government costs
for the coming year, is asked
by Treasurer John P. Sted
man in a letter to the governor
to escape suspension of salary
and current expense payments.
Quts of 20 to 25 per cent in
pay of state employees is fore
cast. -
Franklin Surrenders
Lola Franklin, Madison county,
surrendered to officers Sunday
after being sought since Thursday
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for the killing from ambush of
"Son" Landers. Franklin was sus
pected of the crime when his cane
was ' found near the spot from
which the fatal shot was fired.
Curtis Is Sentenced
Convicted of 9b true ting Jus
tice by false representations in
the Lindbergh kidnapping, John
H. Curtis, Norfolk boit-builder
was fined $1,000 and given a
year in prison ' at -Fleanington,
N. JH Monday. He' will appeal.
20 Drown in W. Virginia
A death toll of over 20 is esti
mated in 12 mining villages in
West Virginia, as result of floods
along two creeks early Monday.
One hundred and fifty houses were
swept awayj
Ask Return of Gold
'Thf directors of the. Bank fof
International Settlements on MonJ
flnv issued a call for return of
nations to "the gold standard for
money, with England, Japan and
Sweden concurihg and indicating
as early a return, as possible by
them to gold. . - ' - - V . -
. ' T Allot School Funds
Allotment of $1,275,000 for ex
tended school term aid in the state
was rmjde by the equalization board
Friday and $30,000 was alloted for
health work,
UPSHAW DRY NOMINEE
William D.- Upshaw, Georgian,
was last week chosen by the
prohibition party in convention
in Indianapolis, as its candidate,
for the presidency. Frank S.
Regan, Illinois, was nominated J
for the vice-presidency and D.
Leigh Colvin, New York, was
chosen as national chairman.
- Coxey is Nominated
The executive committee of the
farmer-labor oartv on Surtdav at
Omaha. Neb., chose Taeoh S. Cox
ey, of Ohio, as presidential candi
date.
Razor King Dies
Kimr C Gillette, who oerfected
the double-edge, safety razor and
saw its manufacture developed in
to a great industry died bunday
at Los Angeles at age of 77.
Major Crops Decline
. A strong decline in- volume
of major crops for 1932 is in
dicated in the federal report
estimating drop of 157,000,000
bushels in wheat,' 29 per cent
in tobacco and 9.5 per cent in
cotton acreage. Corn alone
shows an estimated', increase,.
438,000,000 bushels.
Many Die In Powder Blast,
A euard of 40 soldiers and many
civilians were killed in the 'Sun
day explosion of an ammunition
depot on the outskirts of Nanking,
Chinese capital.
- U. S. Revenue' Drops
The federal internal revenue
receipts for past fiscal year
were $1,5543263, a drop of
35 per cent from the preceding
year. New York has paid 25
per cent of the total. North
Carolina led in the miscellane
ous taxes, reporting $219,674,
749, chiefly , in tobacco taxes.
- Red Cross . Aids N. C.
More than 13,000,000 pounds of
flour, donated by the Red Cross
have been shipped intoJNorth Caro
lina for relief of the destitute, ac
cording to Mrs. Mary C. Sprinkle,
field representative of the Red
Cross.
Wins $13.500 , Verdict
A $13,500 verdict was (riven at
Winston-Salem last week for Mrs.
Alexandria Hankins who sued her
father-in-law, J. R. Hankins in a
sensational case for $150,000 fof
alienation of her husband's affec
tions. Asks Mills To Curtail
A month's curtailment in produc
tion and . cessation oi all nignt
Work for one year is recommended
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to cotton textile mills by the di
rcctiner board of the American Cot
ton Manufacturers association,
meeting in Charlotte Saturday. The
step x results from slack demand for
cotton goods and accumulation of
stocks., v
WORLD FLYERS CRASH
The ambitious world-circling
flight of James Mattern and
Bennett Griffin which opened
Wednesday with a Tecord non-' '
stop flight from Newfoundland
to Berlin, ended Thursday
morning in .the crashing jof their
plane in a peat bog in western
Russia and abondonmemt of the
efforts to beat the eight-day
record of Post and Gatty.
Cut Reparations 'Down
Representative of thg principal
cowers approved on Saturday at
Lausanne an agreement to cut the
German reparation total from 64
billions down to 7l2 millions. The
agreement must be ratified by the
parliaments of the nowers which
will not be done until a economic
conference is held to ask the Unit
ed States to scale down its 11 bil
lions in war debts due from Eu
rope. (
N. C. Press Meetina
The 60th annual meeting of the
N. C. Press- association is in prog
(Continued on page six) .
John T. Berry Weds
Mrs. Delia H. Clouse
John T. Berry, ' prominent
farmer and stock raiser of the
EUijay section, and Mrs. Delia
Harris ' Clouse, operator , of
Clouse's restaurant in Franklin,
were married last Wednesday
afternoon at Clayton, Ga., by
Will Smith, ordinary. It is Mr.
Berry's first marriage.
The couple were accompanied
to Clayton by Logan Berry, of
Holly Springs, H carman Dean,
of Watauga, Roy Berry, of El
lijay, ' and several other friends.
After their marriage, Mr. and
Mrs. Berry returned to Mr. Ber
ry's home on EUijay.'
TREES PLANTED
ALONG HIGHWAY
Evergreens Set out By Lo
cal U. D. C Chapter
On Route 285
Several truck loads of evergreens
have been planted along the sides
of State Highway 285 on the east
ern and southern outskirts of
Franklin ' by the Macon county
chapter of the United Daughters of
the Confederacy, which recently
undertook a program of highway
beautification.
Members -of the chapter expressed
indebtedness to Tom Johnston and
his highway maintenance crew for
the work of getting the trees and
planting them. Maplesi pines,
sourwood and dogwood settings
were provided by Mrs. Anna Har
rington, while Carl Slagle gave a
truck load of laurel, W. B- LeNoir
a truck load of white pines, and
T. M. Slagle a kad of hemlocks.
When the committee in charge
of the tree planting asked permis
sion of the state highway com
mission to set out trees on the
stated right-of-way, officials not
only consented but offered their
assistance and expressed their ap
preciation for the . interest taken
by the U. D. 'C. in improving the
state's roads.
PRODUCE BUYER
IN BEAN MARKET
W. L. Richardson, Macon,
Ga., Returns to Frank
lin; Prices Off
W. L. Rchadson, produce buy
er of Macon, Ga., has arrived in
Franklin for the 1932 bean season.
Mr. Richardson, who has been
coming here for several years,
expressed the hope that he would
be in the market for beans for
at least three weeks, but said
that due to the unsettled con
dition of the market he could
not state definitely how long he
would be here.
Last year at this time Mr. Rich
ardson was paying $1.25 a bushel
for beans, but this year the price
level has, been far below this,
in many cases only 30 to 40 cents
heine offered. Mr. Richardson,
however, said he hoped the market
would pick up in a few days so
he would be able to pay at least
50 cents "a bushel. While this
is very low, he pointed out, it is
in line with the prices being paia
for other farm produce, such as
corn and wheat.
Mr! Richardson said he expected
soon to be in position to buy on
ions, tomatoes and other truck
rrons. as well as beans, ne is
making his headquarters' at Henry
D. Wests store in the franks
biiildine on Main street. He re-
suested that farmers interested in
selling beans see him first before
bringing their beans to sell.
Cowee Baptist Church
To Have Revival Meeting
A revival meeting will be started
at the Cowee Baptist church Mon
day night, July 18, with the Kev.
W. E. Conner doing the preaching.
Rev. Mr. Conner was castor of
Cowee church from-4900 to 1902.
HOLD FLOWER
SHOW JULY 30
Cash Prizes To Be Award
ed In Fourth Annual
Exhibition
RULES ANNOUNCED
All
Flower Growers
of
County Asked To
Submit Entries
The fourth annual Macon Coun
ty Flower show is scheduled to be
held on Saturday, July 30, in the
building owned by Mrs. C. C.1 Cun
ningham and formerly occupied by
Callahan's 5 and 10 cent store.
Every flower grower in Macon
county is invited to submit flowers
for " exhibition in this show. Al
though it will be sponsored by the
Franklin Garden club, members of
the club pointed put that it is in
tended for the show not to be
merely a club display but one for
all of the flower growers of the
countv.
" Cash nrizes will be awarded in a
large -.number of classes. -In order
that these prizes may be distribut
ed to a large number of contest
ants, the club has stipulated that
no entrant, shall receive more than
two1 prizes. Following is a list of
the classes with the prizes to be
awarded in each:
- Best display of yellow ""flowers,
$1.00; best variety of gladioli, $1.00;
best collection of ciant zinnias,
$1.00; finest variety of snap drag
ons, $1.25; best collection of pon
pon zinnias, 50 cents; combination
of three different flowers hi bowl,
basket or vase, $1.00; finest col
lection of dahhas, $1.50; best single
dahlia, 50 cents; greatest variety
of wild flowers, $1.00; newest flow
er, $1.75; best potted flower, . 50
cents; prettiest collection of mixed
flowers, $1.00; grand sweepstakes,
$2.00, '
The following rules and regula
tions have been announced for the
exhibition :
1 Exhibitors must comply with
rules or entry will be disqualified.
2 Only one entry will be allow
ed an exhibitor in each class.
. 3 All entries must be in the
hands of the arrangement commit
tee between 8:30 and 10 o'clock
the morning of the show.
. A Judging will be in progress
from 11 a. m. to 12 o'clock, noon,
during which time only the judges
will be allowed in the show room.
(Continued on page six)
OXFORD ORPHANS
TO GIVE RECITAL
AT 8 rVMTMONDAY
A class . from the Masonic
Orphanage at Oxford, N. C,
will give a program of ' music
in the Macon county ccfdrt
house, Monday night, July 18,
-beginning at 8 o'clock. The
admission will be 10 cents for
children and 25 cents , for
adults. This group of young
sters make a tour of the state
every year to raise funds to
help defray expenses at the
orphanage, one of the largest
in North Carolina. It is hoped
that a large audience will turn
out to hear the children.
Members of the class will be
entertained in the homes of lo
cal Masons.
Possibility of Surfacing
Pine Mountain Road Seen
Cooperation between the National by the federal government "to the
t . j various states for road construc-
rore service anu me vjcuigiai , , , .
tt. . . . , Liition, the Forest service and the
nignway Doaru may maKc yossiuic
the surfacing of the Pine Moun
tain road between Clayton and
Pine Mountain, Ga., where it con
nects with the Three-states high
way. , . "
The plan will depend on whether
concress anorooriates emereencv
funds for forest highway construc-
tion. The Pine Mountain road
was improved some montns ago
by the Forest service, but no por
tion of it has been surfaced,
If i emergency funds are alloted
Petition Filed;
Hearing Called
At Gainesville
Application Made by J. F. Gray, Receiver, To Be
Heard In U. S. District Court at Gainesville
On Friday, July 22
FRANKLIN BUSINESS MEN SEEK MEANS
TO PREVENT LINE'S DISCONTINUANCE
Receiver Says Railway Lost $27,964 First 5 Months
This Year; Now Unable To Borrow
Money or Meet Expenses
Discontinuance of service on the Tallulah Falls
railway, extending from Cornelia, Ga., to Franklin, is
sought in a petetion filexl by J. F. Gray, receiver for
the line, in the United States District court of North
ern Georgia. Formal notice of this action was given
this week with the issuance, by Mr. Gray of the fol
lowing statement: ' ,
"This is to notify all parties interested that the receiver of the
Tallulah Falls Railway company has
United States for the Northern District ot Oeorgia, an application tor
tUnr-iiv' in annlv tn thp Tntprstate Commerce Commission for per-,
mission to cease operations of said
plication will be had before the
r.rri , Tiller 77 1Q12"
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COUNTY LEAGUE
RACE IS CLOSE
Cowee and West End
Teams Tied for Mid
Season Honors
The race for the honors of the
first half of the baseball season,
in the Macon, county baseball
league, is going to be close, judg
ing from all indications. The game
Saturday between Cowee and West
End tied these two teams for top
honors and much interest is astir
in the play-off game between these
two teams.
The first half of the schedule
will come to a close with the Kame
of July 23, or two more games.
If the same team doesn t win
both the first half and the last
half of the season, a county series
will be played. '
All games went through smooth
ly on Saturday. Cartoogechaye
won a torleitea game, , as tne
Franklin team failed to take the
field. It. is hoped that the Satur
day game will be played off some
time within the next two weeks,
since the boys who were to play
arc from Iotla and they didn't
fully understand all particulars.
The Iotla bovs sav that they will
be in the schedule from now on.
Tt was necessarv to substitute for
the Franklin boys after an all star
ifut the
tram had been formed
schedule will remain as printed
and the Iotla boys will go under
the name of Franklin since the
schedule already has been prepared.
Last Saturday's scores:
At Prentiss 7, Holly Springs 6;
at Cowee 17, West End 9; at
Mountain Grove 8, Highlands 7;
at Franklin 0, Cartoogechaye 9
(forfeited game).
The schedule for Saturday, July
16:
West End at Holly Springs,
Franklin at Mountain Grove, Cowee
at Cartoogechaye, Prentiss at High
lands. o .
State of Georeia will probably
cooperate to insure surfacing of
the Pine Mountain road; forestry
officials state.
This route offers the logical out
let from , Highlands into Georgia,
believes John B. Byrne, supervisor
of the Nantahala National forest.
It is about the same distance to
Clayton by way of Fine Mountain
. as Dy way ot uiuara, witn me aa
vantage that the Pine Mountain
route has a better grade and fewer
' curves.
tiled in tne District couri oi xnc
railway. The hearing on 'this ap-
U. b. District juage at uainesvmc,
. .
rranKlin uusmcbs aucau;
have taken steps to see if some
means can be found by which
the railroad may continue to op
erate. It has been suggested that
the line might reduce its overhead
costs by curtailing its service and
thereby be enabled to continue in .'.
operation. It is pointed out that a
daily mixed train, carrying both
freight and mail, or if necessary,
a train operating only two or three
days each week, would be better
than no railroad service at alL
Explains Action
Asked for an explanation of why
the application for discontinuance
had been filed, Mr. Gray telegraph
ed the following statement to The
Press from headquarters of the
railway company aU Cornelia, Ga. :
"The railway's actual operating
loss for 1931 was $73,271.97. The
railway's actual operating loss for
January, February,. March, April
and May, 1932 is $27,964.51. The
receiver with much difficulty ac
cumulated sufficient cash to meet
the pay roll on July 1. It has
now become impossible any longer
to pay for cross ties, bridge lum
( Continued on page six)
RITTER LUMBER
COMPANY PLANS
TO SHUT DOWN
TJje W. M.-Rittcr Lumber com
pany is planning to close down its
mill at Rainbow Springs, this coun
ty,, in about three weeks, . accord
ing to information received in
! Frankm1- The depressed condition
ot general Dusmcss was given as
the cause for the anticipated ac
tion. Woods operations of the
company in this county were stop
ped on July 6. It is understood
that theer is little likelihood of
the company resuming operation
at Rainbow Springs, where a large
surplus of cut lumber has been
accumulated, for about 6 months.
The company has been operating
on a curtailed basis most of the
time during the oast vear but finds
now that it is unable tq continue
until there is a greater demand tor
lumber.
Little Girl Pleads
For Mother's Return
Written in childish scrawl, the
following letter has bean re
ceived by The Press
"Dear edtor .
"Will you print this for me,
I am a little girl 9 years old
and my little sister Ruby is 6.
My mother left Home last tues
day. tel Her in your Paper to
come Back Home to me. I cant
Live without Her. Please print
this for me, my name
"Elizabeth R - -r-and
Little Ruby"
"Westminster
R. No. 4 S CH
"thev tall me She went to
franklin good By god Bles
Mother"
    

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