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PROGRESSIVE LIBERAL INDEPENDENT
VOL. XLIX, NO. 40
FRANKLIN, N. C, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4, 1934
$1.50 PER YEAR
Superior Court Convenes
. Nov. 19 with Judge
The jury list for the November
term of Macon county superior
court, which is scheduled to con
vene November 19 for a two weeks
mixed term, with Judge J. Will
Pless presiding, was drawn by the
county board of commissioners at
their regular monthly meeting
The commissioners also consider
ed several other matters. They
voted to increase from 60 to 75
cents a day the allowance to the
jailor, John Dills, for boarding pris
oners in the county jail. This ac
tion was taken, it was explained,
in view of the higher costs of gro
ceries and meats.
The board renewed for another
year its contract with Lester South
ard, county home superintendent,
with the exception of one change.
The contract was revised by strik
ing out the clause providing that
the superintendent furnish caskets
for persons dying while inmates of
the home. In the future the coun
ty will supply caskets when neces
sary. This will obviate the pos
sible necessity of inmates of the
home having to assist in building
their own coffins.
Following is the jury list for the
November court term:
Jim Elmore, Franklin; C. S.
Bryson, West's Mill; W. L. Setser,
Route 1; Walter Dalton, Leather
man; B. H. Seagle, Otto; John W.
Murray, West's Mill; F. A. Ed
wards, Highlands; W. M. Early,
Star Route; E. N. Cabe, Route 2;
Joe Beasley, Dillard Route 1; W.
, H. Watkins, Etna ; G. G. Sanders,
Route 2; John M. Moore, Franklin;
Ray Penland, Franklin; J. L. Jus
tice, Route 2; Carl Morgan, Stiles;
H. E. Waldroop, Route 1; J. E.
Crisp, Cullasaja; J. B. Watts, Pren
tiss; Henry Dotson, Route 1; Ells
worth Ledford, Route 2; Phil
Crane, Scaly; Robert Bennett, lo
la; Lawton Keener, Highlands'
Frank Wilson, Flats; F. E. Cun
ningham, Route 3; W. H. Conley
Cullasaja; R. M. McGaha, Stiles;
Lawrence Moffitt, Route 2; A. C.
Patterson, Route 2; E. A. Dowdle,
Franklin; Jess Conley, Franklin;
J. E. Bryson, Cullasaja; N. G. Da
vis, Route 1; L. B. Phillips, Frank
lin; J W. Frady, Route 3; Koy
Arnold, Cullasaja; G. W. Ledford,
Prentiss; Mack Fulton, Highlands;
George L. Buchanan, Route 4; J.
W. Roper, Franklin; R. P. Wal
droop, Route 2; J. W. Hastings,
Franklin; Luther Shepherd, Leath
erman; S. T. Phillips, Franklin;
Joe Webb, Highlands; E. A. Wil
liamson, Route 1; G. M. Cruse,
Route 1; F. S. Oliver, Route 1;
Ed Kerr, Route 4; L. F. McCall,
Gneiss; J. H. Flowers, Leatherman;
I. V. Ramey, Route 3; P. G. Hol
Principals and Scene in Uncovering of Lindbergh Ransom Money j
NEW YORK . . . Above is presented picture review
of the uncovering of $13,750 of the Lindbergh $50,000
ransom money and the arrest of the German carpenter,
! Bruno Richard Hauptmann, in connection with the
crime. . . . Above, the Hauptmann home on the outskirts
of New York City. Arrow points to garage where money
(was Mi. . . . Below, left to right; Walter Lyle, gasoline
station manaser who took Hauptmann 'a auto
number when tendered a $10 fold certificate in payment
for gasoline, later resulting in arrest of Hauptmann.
(Second) Dr. John F. Condon, the famous "Jafsie"
who aided CoL Lindbergh in taming over the $50,000
ransom money. (Circle) Bruno S. j&aptmann. (B&Xy
James M. Faweett, New Task attorney retained to SS
t Hauptmann by the carpenter's wifa.
Engineer Now Making
Survey For New Fed
Young Democrats To
U-II kTMA,.m rUA'. rii. An u"isve campaign oi puDnc
Well Known Uarks Chap-1 mtmg in everv section of the
el Man Mricken by county has been planned by the
Heart Attack Young People's Democratic clubs in
I furtherance of the election of the
T7.,nri nr wiiliom Rt. i lull uemocratic ticket in tne iortn
Announcement of selection of
the former Alex Moore property
on East Main street as the site for
Franklin's federal building was re
ceived late last Thursday afternoon
from authorities in Washington by
T. W. Porter, Franklin postmaster,
and on Saturday a government en
gineer arrived here to make a sur
ve of the lqt and gather data pre
paratory to drawing plans for the
The engineer, William T. Brown,
is expected to remain in Franklin
the rest of this week. He was re
ported to have remarked that the
federal building probably would
have ground dimensions of 63 by
72 feet. A two-sory structure, with
basement, will be built, it is un
derstood, the postoffice occupying
the ground floor and basement and
the headquarters offices of the
Nantahala National Forest being on
the second floor. It was also said
that a driveway for use of mail
trucks and rural carriers probably
would be built around the lot.
Transfer of the property, which
Inew belongs to the Town of Frank-
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mi, uas noi oeen maae. i.ne price
bid by the town and accepted by
the government was $4,000 for a
site measuring 105 feet on Main
street and running back 155 feet,
about half way to Palmer street.
14-,-- J W w Tn 1 Mr- Brwn was quoted as ex-
Hoey and Weaver lo .
the building could be commenced
ford Brown, 65, were held at
Clark's Chapel Methodist church
Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock
with the Rev. B. W. Lefler, pastor,
in charge, assisted by the Rev. H.
C. Freeman, of Clyde, former pas
tor, and the Rev. A. A. Angel of
Mr. Biown died at his home in
the Clark's Chapel community at
noon Friday from a sudden heart
attack. He was a member of the
Methodist church and a member of
the Millshoal Council, Junior Or
der of United American Mechanics,
who had charge of the services at
The deceased is survived by his
idow and one daughter, Miss Bes-
e Brown; three sons, Wiley and
coming November election.
A schedule made public this week
calls for two meetings each week
day night, starting next Monday
and continuing through November
3. Each meeting will be sponsored
by a community Young Democratic
club and it is planned to have at
least two speakers at each meet
ing, it was stated. A number of
well known men in the county, as
well as the Democratic candidates
for county offices, have volunteered
to take part in the campaign.
Following is a list of the public
meetings for next week:
October 8 Slagle school, Patton
October 9 Holly Springs school,
before spring. He pointed out that
after his report has been submitted
and plans drawn, an invitation for
bids must be advertised for 30
days. By the time this has been
done, he opined, . winter weather
will have set in.
A sum of $71,000 has been al
located for purchase of a site and
construction on the federal building.
As the site is priced at $4,000, funds
available for construction of the
building will be approximately
b:; athome dji Bro' October 10-E.na school Hickoryd 2,500 people
t 11 a 1 I a. 1 - I I i III Ml - V. 1
oil Asiievme; tnree Dromers, j. ---- - T .,
Ml Brown, of Franklin; Tom, n-rvy.e M.nuu.,
Btmx, of Senaca, S. C, andi5001-
ruZi'e p Rrnn,n nf thP Wh1 October 12 - Highlands school,
Hominy section of Buncombe coun
ty; and one grandson.
. ! Bleecher school".
October 13 Cowee school, Mul
Speak At Democratic
Rally In Franklin
John W. Edwards, chairman of
the Young Democratic clubs of the
11th congressional district, announc
ed Wednesday that plans were com
plete for the district rally and free
barbecue to be held here Saturday
of this week. Congressman Zebu
Ion Weaver, of Asheville, and Clyde
R. Hoey, of Shelby, known as
"North Carolina's silver-tongued
orator," have definitely accepted in
vitations to speak at the rally, I t .
Senator Robert R. Reynolds, who i Better Housing Drive
accepted a similar invitation several PlannerJ Here
weeks ago, has since notified Mr. .
Edwards that, on account of the j A- R. Higdon, Franklin hardware
illness of his wife, it is doubtful dealer, wa. elected general chair
that he will be able to attend. man fof arBe t" H" comm,t-
Preparations have been made to': lor rranKun u uiccuu
at the barbecue, I Aiiuisuay "Jin.uS m ic iu.w
it was announced. Large quantities I u uu,uucl U1
of beef, mutton and pork have been Franklin busmess men.
donated for the purpose by various The meeting opened with a screen
Democratic candidates and by presentation explaining the purpos
Young Democratic clubs in the dis- js and workings of the National
trict. Scores of persons from other Housmg Act Immediately after-
Convicts Gain Freedom
From Local Camp
counties in the district are expect-
wards Scott Raedecker, who is di-
ed to be present rccung mc ucuci nuu3.B v"
Mr. Edwards said that manyiPaifi in Asheville, made a short
Democratic nominees from other I address emphasizing the opportun-
, 1; nc wpII a all nf them in "y 1Iereci Dy in naona' nous-
Chinese Play To Be
Given Sunday Night
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A Chinese play will be given atthis cQUn had indicated their in- ng act for financing home repairs
7:30 o'clock Sunday night at the t. f ,(ton;n at,, rQi,v wilirh and improvements, speeding busi-
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Franklin Methodist church.
Rev. . R. EUer Back
The Rev. Eugene R. Eller, pastor
of the First Baptist church of
Franklin, who has been undergoing
treatment at the Baptist state hos
pital at Winston-Salem for the past
two weeks, returned to his home
here Wednesday. His condition
was reported to be much improved.
Cattle Prices Higher
At Third Auction
Eighty-odd head of cattle were
sold at an auction at the Franklin
stockyards near the depot Wednes
day at prices ranging considerably
higher than those paid at two pre
vious sales this fall. Some of the
cattle brought as high as five dol
lars a hundred pounds. The sale
was conducted by R. A. Patton and
Bob Davis. Complete figures on
the sale were not available Thurs
rranK.ui .unuu15i uiua... wjjj n at u o clock in tne .w,v., "..v. .....
Three prisoners who escaped' The play, "No Lantern for Wu' :th address bv Mr. conditions in a community
Monday afternoon from the state . Lee," . will be presented by mem
convict camp near Franklin were; bers of the juniors and intermediate
mi I ' J - J 1 il.
Hoey, who is regarded as a likely ! commiuee neaaea oy mj.
candidate for governor two years Rao" lu "7"' u,,vc
ctill at hiriTf. Thnrsdav mornine. Hpnartments of the church school. . i-: ...:n a a i Macon countv to familiarize tho
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The three men gained their free-The play is built around the family 0cjock and at 2 o'clock Congress- public with the housing act and
dom by sawing through window; of a wealthy merchant, and certain 'man Weaver is scheduled to speak .how to obtain credit under its
bars in the new brick barracks unusual ev ents which took place on He wilj be f 0nowed by Vance A. terms for making necessary re
building and digging their way un-jthe evening of the beautiful "Feast 1 Browning, of Bryson City, Demo- Pairs- improvements and additions
der the wire fencing which serves of Lanterns." There is a kidnap-! cratic nominee for tne stat'e senate I to their homs-
as a stockade. They 'made their ping scene with plenty of action jm district An other IXmo-l ;
get-away about 4 o'clock in the and excitement. 'cratic candidates present will be Presbyterian Women
j afternoon, it was learned trom following is tne cast ot cnarac- introduced to the crowd and given . XQ ,,3 Here
I otner prisoners. inc mrcc wuu
! escaped were James Carey, of South
a. :a.. a "TJ..,J,r "
111 nmu it 1 1 ) 1 1 1 1 t til .tv 1 111 iv 1 1 v . - . . . .
Lee Hong Chow, a wealthy mer-;"" ' ' . hnrCrllp win be Representatives from the Aux.l-
Carolina, serving a three-year sen- chant-Henry Cabe, Jr.; Yong Soo ... on . f th fidd back janes of the Presbyterian churches
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tpnrer ames i.averneii. oi , ivow. nis wii-e iviuureu ivoikt out r t? ui " v..v..vvv.v,
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Chatham county, serving a five to, Yin, the old grandfather Jack Tes-
seven-year sentence; and James Isier; See Noi, the old nurse Sara
con counties will gather in the
Presbyterian church, Franklin, on
Messick. servine a three to seven- i Conlev : Git Fah Din, the oldest dits, George Tessier; Lee Soo, a Monday morning at 10 o clock for
year sentence. -son and heir Wilburn Conley ; robber Richard Sloan ; Ting Ching, a one-day group conference Mrs.
These men, with several others, iWu Lee Chang, the second son a robber George Hunnicutt; Dr. R. S. Eskridge, of the Andrews
claimed to be sick Monday morning i Dorothy Sloan: Daughters of the Pearson, an American medical mis- Auxiliary, is the leader of the
and were allowed to remain in the j familv Marv Evelvn Angel. Mar- sionary Eugene Furr; Servants group.
barracks instead of going to the , tha Rice, Lane Porter, Catherine Beatrice Davenport, Douglas Haig ; j Tithing and missions will be
roads to work. The other prisoners , Long, Helen Edwards, Helen Wurst ; Policemen Harold Sloan, Kenneth stressed throughout the conference,
declined to join in the flight tolSuey, a stupid servant Virginia Cabe; Passers-by Kenneth Conley,; The ladies of the Franklin Auxil
Wdnm 'Tessier: Chine, leader of the ban-. Betty Ann Ray. iary will serve lunch at noon.
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