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PROGRESSIVE
LIBERAL
INDEPENDENT
VOL. XLIX, NO. 38
FRANKLIN, N. C, THURSDAY, SEPT. 20, 1934
$1.50 PER YEAR
NX PARKWAY
CHANCES GOOD
Delegation to Washington
hearing Optimistic
On Return
That North Carolina has a fair
chance of obtaining the park-to-park
highway route seems to be the
impression of most of the members
of the North Carolina delegation
which attended the hearing in the
matter before Secretary of the In
ferior Ickes in Washington Tuesday
afternoon.
The North Carolina delegation,
315 strong, went to Washington on
a special train which left Ashe
ville Monday night and returned
Wednesday morning. Macon coun
ty was well represented in the
delegation. The Town of Franklin
sent as delegates its mayor, J.
Frank Ray; R. D. Sisk, Dr. J. H.
Fouts, members of the board; R.
S. Jones, town attorney, and Po
lice Chief R. F. Henry; while the
county was represented by Walter
Gibson, chairman of the board of
commissioners; E. W. Long and
Gus Leach, commisioners. High
lands was represented by Mayor
Porter Pierson; J. E. Potts, town
clerk, and L. W. Rice.
Lasts 3 Hour
The hearing in Washington lasted
about three hours and at its con
clusion Secretary Ickes said he
would announce his decision later,
intimating, too, that he might make
a personal tour of inspection of the
two proposed routes.
Speakers for North Carolina urg
ed that the parkway be made a
truly scenic highway, touching the
outstanding peaks and scenic at-
tractions on the North larouna
side, including Grandfather Moun
tain, Mount Mitchell, the Craggies,
Pisgah and the Balsams.
The Tennessee delegation, about
half as large as North Carolina's,
urged the selection of a route
swinging westward from Blowing
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and Iron mountain, and entering
Rock and touching Roan mountain!
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For North Carolina the speakers
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way location engineer; Frank Page,
former head of the state highway
commission; Robert Lathan, editor
of the Asheville Citizen; Senator
Robert R. Reynolds, Congressman
R. L. Doughton and Senator . J.
W. Bailey.'
Reynolds Hopeful
On his return from Washington
Senator Reynolds said:
"North Carolinians made suth a
fine impression at the parkway
hearing that I believe we now have
a 50-50 chance "with Tennessee to
secure the park-to-park route. The
western Carolina delegates to the
hearing deserve high praise for
tfieir work in mobilizing groups
for. the special train and in display
ing a united spirit in behalf of
this section. It is heartening to
see such determination and energy
displayed again as a unit here."
RJM0 OP INDOOR
SPORTS IP THEY
GOT SfMSE BMOUGH
To KMOW wHEM
TO GO HO MB.
Mrs. E. K. Cunningham Hurt
In Automobile Collision
Bob Williams, forest service em
ployee, is being held under bond
pending a hearing October 6 on
charges of reckless driving as the
result of an automobile collision
about 5:30 o'clock Sunday after
noon on Highway No. 285 in which
Mrs. E. K. Cunningham, well known
Franklin woman, suffered severe
scalp wounds, bruises and nervous
shock.
Mrs. Cunningham was out riding
with her daughter, Mrs. W. T.
Moore, and son-in-law, Mr. Moore,
who was driving the car. The
Moores sustained bruises and were
badly shaken up, but were not se
riously injured. They were return
GREAT HIGHWAY
PLAN TALKED
Construction of Continent
al Inter-Park Loop
Proposed
(Special to The Presk-Maconian)
WASHINGTON, Sept. 19. The
latest scheme of "making work"
which is seriously discussed in gov
ernmental circles is the project for
a great "circular highway," con
crete, forty feet wide, which would
run from coast to coast and back,
taking in all
parks, touch
the great national
Washington, New
York, New England and some thir
ty states in all. The estimated cost
of this highway is $700,000,000,
though it probably would run well
over a billion before it was finished.
The interesting point about this
scheme, however, is the plan to
put it into the class of "self
liquidating" public works, by mak
ing it a toll road, over which
motorists would have to pay, say,
40 cents for each 100 miles of
travel. This, it is estimated, would
b ft cQst and interest fa
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and half motorists made the round
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tnP each year-
Hold Reunion
McGaha - Tippett Families
Meet at West's Mill
Approximately 150 relatives and
close friends met at the home of
W. A. McGaha at West's Mill Sun
day for the annual McGaha- Tip
pett reunion.
A short talk was made by the
Rev. W. L. Bradley, of Oak Grove,
picnic dinner was served at the
noon hour.
The next reunion will be at the
home of Charles McGaha at Oak
Grove next year.
Episcopalians To Hold
Parish Meeting
The congregation of St. Agnes
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Tuesday, September, when plans'
winter months wUl be discussed,
The meeting will open with a sup
per, followed by short addresses
and a discussion of the church's
activities. All members of the con
gregation are urged, by the rector,
the Rev. Frank Bloxham, to attend.
2 Box Suppers To Be
Held Saturday Night
Two box suppers are scheduled
to be held Saturday night for the
benefit of churches on the Frank
lin Methodist circuit one at the
Clark's chapel church and the other
at the Holly Springs school. The
latter will be for the benefit of
Bethel church.
Music will be supplied at each
supper, by the Dalton quartet at
Holly Springs and by the Raby
West quartet at Clark's chapel.
ing from a drive to Otto and were
rounding a curve on the hill above
the Cartoogechaye creek bridge
when a forest service pick-up
truck, said to have been driven by
Williams, struck the side of their
car, which was knocked off the
highway.
After the collision the forest ser
vice truck plunged down a high
embankment, but did not turn
over. Its driver miraculously escap
ed injury.
Mrs. Cunningham was reported
Thursday morning to be resting
well at her home on Harrison ave
nue, where she has been under the
care of a trained nurse.
CROW OF 400
HEARSLEAVm
Republican Congressional
Candidate Speaks
In Franklin
Halsey B. Leavitt, of Asheville,
Republican candidate for Congress
in the 11th district, was the prin
cipal speaker at a Republican rally
here Saturday afternoon. Around
400 persons attended. R. D. Sisk,
of Franklin, presided.
The first speaker was J. L. San-
ders. Republican candidate for the
legislature in Macon county, who
introduced Mr. Leavitt. The Ashe
ville man discussed the Democratic
platform, as adopted two years ago,
and compared it with the present
policies of the Roosevelt administra
tion. Frank Jarrett, of Dillsboro, auth
or and poet, sang a new song, "The
Old New Deal," of his own com
position. Saturday night Mr. Leavitt and
Mr. Jarrett spoke at a Republican
rally at the Morgan school house.
Young Republicans To
Hear r rank Jarrett
Frank Jarrett, of Dillsboro, fath
er of Clyde Jarrett, Republican
nominee ior state senator in the
33rd district, will speak at a meet
ing of the Young Republicans club
of Mill Shoals at the Holly Springs
school house at 8 o'colck Friday
night, according to an announce
ment by Dewey Corbin, president
of the club.
A string band will furnish music
for the meeting. Mr. CoTbin said
Democrats as well as Republicans
would be welcome at the meeeting.
Code Meeting for Truck
Drivers Called
A meeting of all truck drivers
who haul for hire and others en
gaged in the automobile transfer
business in Macon county has been
called by T. W. Angel, Sr., for
2:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon at
' the Henry-Angel Motor Inn. Mr,
' Angel said provisions of the code
for the transfer business would be
forcing the code. Mi eage costs
. I will be studied, he added, with view
to establishing uniform trucking
charges.
Singing Convention
To Be Held at Bethel
An all-day singing convention is
scheduled to be held at Bethel
Methodist church on highway No.
28 Sunday, Sept. 23. All singing
classes, quartets and duets in the
county are invited to take part.
Box Supper To Be Held
At Mountain Grove
A box supper is to be held at
Mountain grove school Friday even
ing, Sept. 28, for the benefit of the
school. The public is invited to
attend.
Frank Parker Stockbridge is one
of the deans of American journal
ism. He is of that school of news
papermen who made American
newspapers great, a vital part of
our national life . . . Stockbridge
knows news and how to write it.
He has a special gift of paralleling
world news with the little every-day
incidents of life so that all who
read may understand.
Mr. Stockbridge is a regular
member of our staff. His "Today
and Tomorrow" column is presented
every week. You should list it on
your regular weekly reading menu.
CATTLE SALE
DRAWS CROP
Prices Range from 60
Cents To $4.30; 366
Head Sold
Despite the disappointment of
some cattle men in the prices of
fered, 366 head of beef cattle were
reported sold at the auction held
Wednesday at the Franklin stock
yard.
It was the second cattle sale held'
here this year and attracted many
farmers, including some from ad
joining counties. The sale was con
ducted by R. A. Patton and Bob
Davis. Prices ranged from 60 cents
to $4.30 a hundred pounds.
Some farmers bid in their own
cattle rather than accept the bids I
of professional buyers.
Complete figures on the day's
sales were not ready for announce
ment Thursday morning; but it was
said the bids probably would ex
ceed more than $4,000.
Higdons Meet
More than 200 Attend Re
union at Ellijay
More than 200 relatives and in
vited guests attended the Higdon
reunion at the home of Mrs. Har
riett Higdon on Ellijay Friday.
This reunion is held annually in
memory of the late Major William
Higdon, who was among the first
settlers in the Ellijay community,
where he made his home for 50
years.
Short talks were made by the
Rev. A. S. Solesbee, the Rev. A. A.
Angel and the Rev. D. C. McCoy.
A bounteous picnic dinner was
served on the lawn.
McCollum Infant
Dies at Blowing Rock
The infant child of Mr. and Mrs.
Phil McCollum died at their home
at Blowing Rock on Wednesday,
Sept. 12. The body was brought
here for burial in the Franklin
cemetery.
Mr. and Mrs. McCollum recently
left here for Blowing Rock, where
Mr. McCollum has a position.
MACON PRISON
CAMP OPENED
100 White Convicts Trans
ferred Here from
Mocksville
More than 200 persons attended
the formal opening Monday night
of the new state prison camp on
highway No. 286 just north of
Franklin, and on Wednesday 100 .
white convicts, all said to be kmg
termers, were transferred to the
camp from another camp near
Mocksville, N. C.
Convicts stationed at this camp
will be employed in road mainten
ance work in Macon and Clay coun
ties, it was announced.
Short Talks Made
John W. Edwards, chairman of
the Young Democratic clubs of the
11th congressional district, presided
at the opening exercises Monday
night. Short talks were made by
Oscar Pitts, second assistant ex
ecutive of prison camps; Lawrence
Ramsey, who has been appointed
superintendent of the camp; State
Senator R. A. Patton, of Franklin;
Thomas L. Pendergrass, of Dur
ham; Vance Browning, of Bryson
City; John Cabe, of Waynesville,
former sheriff of Haywood county;
T. C. Gray, of Clay county; Sher
iff Long, of Clay county; Ben Hen
ly, of Marion, district supervisor of
prison camps, and others.
After the speaking program an
old time square dance was enjoyed.
The new .prison camp here is one
of the best in the state. It oc
cupies a 100-acre tract known as
the old camp ground property. The
barracks, a handsome brick build
ing, will house 100 convicts. Other
buildings on the property include a
residence for the superintendent, a
barn and other minor structures.
The cost of construction was ap
proximately $30,000.
Appointments Announced
Dr. W. A. Rogers, of Franklin,
has been appointed prison phy
sician; J. N. Alexander, of Clay
county, steward; and the following
men as guards: Charlie Dills,
Franklin route 1 ; Robert Brown,
FrankHn route 2; )ack Frank
lin route 4; Barlett Bennett,
Franklin route 3; Raleigh Norris,
Otto; Calvin Roland, Franklin
route 3; Horace Bryson, West's
Mill; L. N. Moses, Ellijay; Jack
Berrong, Clay county.
Hearing Delayed
Murder Case To Be Heard
Friday Morning
A preliminary hearing for Her
bert Bradshaw and Edgar Howard,
held without bond in connection
with the mysterious death of Thom
as "Brack" Norton, has been post
poned (Until 10 a. m. Friday morn
ing. The hearing was scheduled for
last Saturday afternoon, but was
continued until Friday on account
of the court room being used for
a Republican rally.
The two men were arrested Mon-
September by Sheriff
gle and Deputy John Dills.
Norton's body was found at 2:30
a. m. Tuesday, August 21, by a
group of negroes on highway No.
285 about a mile north of the Geor
gia line. His neck was broken and
chest crushed. Testimony at a
coroner's inquest led to suspicion of
foul play. Norton had been at a
chicken roast a few hours before
and had a drunken fight with Her
bert Bradshaw.
3 Franklin Stores Close
For Jewish Holiday
Three Franklin stores, Sanders',
Polly's and Moses Blumenthal's
remained closed Wednesday in ob
servance of Yom Kippur, JewisT
holiday.
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