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PROGRESSIVE - LIBERAL INDEPENDENT
VOL. XUX. NO. 43
Joint Campaign Launch
ed; Gov. Ehringhaus
Macon cousty politics grew lively
this week with inauguration of the
joint speaking campaign by the
county nominees of both the Demo
cratic and Republican parties.
Young Republicans and Young
Democrats also continued holding
meetings in various sections of the
county. At a recent Young Re
publican meeting at the Holly
Springs school it was reported that
someone urging the election of J.
L. Sanders for representative had
made the statement that J. Frank
Ray, Democratic nominee for the
same office, "isn't the man that his
father d to be." (The late Mr. ;
Ray, renowned as a champion of
the 'people, was in die legislature j
for aat 30 years.) Taking up this
statement at a Young Democratic
meeting at Holly Springs this week.
George Patton, Franklin attorney,
brought applause and laughter when
"Well I would rather have a
ghost of old man J. Frank Ray
representing us down at Raleigh
than all the Sanders on Skeenah."
Joint Speaking. Start
The joint speaking campaign got
under way Monday night with the
candidates appearing in Millshoal
townships Tuesday night they spoke
at Higdonville school in Ellijay
townshipbnd Wednesday night they
went to Pine Grove school in
Sugarfork township. They were
scheduled to speak tonight at High-j
lands, Friday night at Flats school !
and Saturday night at the Otto
school. Next week they are to go
to Slagl school Monday night,
Aquone Tuesday night, Otter creek
school Wednesday night, Burning-'
town school Thursday night and
Cowee school Friday night. On
Saturday, Nov. 3, they are sched- j
uled to Wnd up the campaign at
a joirtt speaking at 1 :30 o clock in
The Young People's Democratic
club has arranged for two meetings
in the courthouse, one at 2 p. m.j
Saturday of this week, when Wil-,
liam J. Cocke, Jr., of Asheville, is,
Kp the nrincinal sneaker. Mr.'
vvr f r
Cocke, a former district chairman
nf the Youne Democrats, is a grad
uate of the University of North i
Carolina and is a Rhodes scholar.
He is a promising young Asheville
attorney and an orator of note.
t the other meeting planned Dy
the Young Democrats, scheduled
for 11 a. m. Saturday, Nov. 3,
Governor J. C. B. Ehringhaus is
scheduled to be the principal speak
er. He is to be introduced by J.
E. Lancaster. Governor Ehringhaus
will come here after addressing a
rally at Murphy.
The joint speakings held by the
candidates have been peaceful af
fairs. Nothing exciting has happen
ed and the brunt of entertaining
the crowds has fallen on the shoul
ders of the nominees for represen
tative. Most of the other nomi
nees have rested on their laurels,
their faces, their reputations and a
brief "Howdy do:"
Saturday of this week will be the
last day for . registering and the
following Saturday will be challenge
day. And on November 6 the final
chapter will be written.
TO HOLD BOX SUPPER
A Hallowe'en box supper will be
held at the Otto school at 8 p. m.
Tuesday, Oct. 3(X. for the benefit
of the school. The public is invited.
MRS. ALICE SPEED STOLL
Mrs. Stoll, young Louisville social
leader and wife of Berry V. Stoll,
wealthy Kentucky oil man, was re
turned to her home last week after
having been held by kidnapers for
a week, although a $50,000 ransom
had been paid for her release.
Much interest has been shown in
the case in Macon county because
Mr. and Mrs. Stoll were visitors in
Highlands during August.
They Won't Be
Those in charge of circulating pe
titions in Macon county urging the
Tennessee Valley Authority not to
interfere with plans of the Nanta
hala Power and Light company in
Macon, Swain and Graham coun
ties, have abandoned, for the time
being at least, plans of carrying
the petitions to Knoxville for pres
entation to T. V. A. officials, the
Press-Maconian learned this week
from J. S. Conley, who has been
active in the campaign to get sig
natures to the petitions.
Asked when the petitions would
be taken to Knoxville, Mr. Conley
replied that he did not know, that
they had been "filed" for future
Reports from various sections of
the county indicated that those
carrying the petitions encountered
considerable difficulty in getting
signers after publication of last
week's Press-Maconian exposing
the plan to thwart T. V. A. entry
in this territory and disclosing that
a highly organized, well financed.
campaign had been launched to ob
tain signatures to the petitions.
A number of those who already
had signed the petitions expressed
regret in their action and a few
were reported to have requested
that their names be marked off.
Many others, it was learned, had
steadfastly declined to sign pe
titions, both before and after pub
lication of last week's paper. Most
of -the township workers were re
ported to have stopped circulating
the petitions last Friday or Satur
day, but it was learned that some
of the petitions were still in cir
culation this week.
A report from. Bryson City in
dicated that considerable opposi
tion to the petitions had developed
in. Swain county. Headquarters of
the Nantahala Power and Light
company are located in Bryson City.
Sheriff A. B. Slagle, Gus Leach,
T. S. Munday and T. W. Porter at
tenled the funeral of Charles T.
Roane in Bryson City Monday
FRANKLIN, N. C. THURSDAY, OCTOBER
Many Visit School Fair;
Prize Winners Announced
A steady stream of people, young finished product was served to
and old, town folks and country visitors.
folks, visited the fourth annual Agriculture students staged two
school fair at the Franklin high demonstrations, one on the method
school Saturday afternoon. Scores of drenching sheep, the other show
of exhibits of farm and home eco- j ing how to make adjustable rope
nomics products all the work of i halters for calves.
students brought commendation
from the visitors.
The fair was sponsored by the
vocational agriculture class, of
which E. H. Meacham is instruc
tor, and the home economics class
with Miss Florence Stalcup as
Mr. Lackey, farm agent of Jack
son county, acted as judge of the
agriculture exhibits. Prizes were
awarded as follows:
Corn 1st, Paul Gibson; 2nd, Siler
Slagle; 3rd, Newell Picklesimer.
Irish potatoes 1st, Ray South
ard; 2nd, L. M. Johnston; 3rd, Wal
Sweet potatoes 1st, L. M. Johns
ton; 2nd, Cay Norton; 3rd, Billy
Soy beans 1st, Bill Higdon ; 2nd,
Onions 1st, Harold Enloe; 2nd,
Apples and pears 1st, Bill Hig
don; 2nd, Marion Bryson.
Cabbages 1st. Bill McCoy.
Hay 1st, Carlos Rogers, 2nd,
General farm exhibit 1st, Fred
Gray; 2nd, Robert Hurst; ord, Car
Garti'eii products 1st, L. M.
Johnston ; 2nd, J. B. Lenoir.
Educational booth 1st, L. M.
Johnston; 2nd, Wayne Franklin ami
Bill McCoy; 3rd, Jim Patton and
Hats worst, Fritz Waldroop;
next worst, Siler Slagle.
Judges of the home economics
exhibits were Mrs. Carl SlaKle and
Mrs. R. M. Rimmer. Prizes were I There are many children in the
awarded as follows: I county, she pointed out, who are
Home work for sophomores 1st, ' sorely in need of warm clothing
Ethel Hamby ; 2nd, Veo Burrell. j children whose families have been
Home work for first year 1st, ' in need of assistance but who have
Blanche Carpenter; 2nd, Jean Hall.; been too proud to seek relief from
Dresses 1st, Oeobelle Moore;
2nd, Ester Waldroop.
Blouses 1st. Pauline
2nd. Pauline Welch.
Apron 1st. Modelle Roberson ; '
2nd, Hallie Cabe.
Canned fruit 1st, Marie Crisp;
2nd, Carol Tessier.
Canned vegetables 1st, Opal
Breedlove; 2nd, Virginia Ramsey.
Jellies, jams and marmelades
1st, Arbutus McKay; 2nd, Arbutus
Pickles and relishes 1st, Eleanor
Dalton; 2nd, Bertie Brendle.
Cake 1st, Veo Burrell; 2nd,
The prizes were made possible
by a cash donation by the Macon
county commissioners and gifts by
the following merchants and busi
ness men of Franklin:
E. K. Cunningham and company,
Roy F. Cunningham, Franklin
Hardware company, Leach Broth
ers. Pav-and-Take-It. Tones and
Jones, S. and L. Five and Ten
Cents Store, Watkins Cafe, New
Star Market, Mr. Todd of the At
lantic and Pacif icta .-company,
People's Market, Perry's Drug
Store, Macon County Supply com
pany. Sloan Brothers Grocery. Mos
es Blnmenthal, Joseph Ashear,
Jack Sanders, City Barber Shop,
Franklin Shbe Shop, Nantahala
Power and Light company, Frank
lin Press,v Bryant Furniture com
pany, and C. T. Blaine.
An interesting feature of the fair
was a demonstration of bread mak
ing carried on by home economics
students during the entire after
noon. The bead was mixed and
bake' b,r the stffrrents and the
SET FOR NOV. 2
Needlework Guild Seeking
Ciitts or Children's
The annual in-gathering of the
Macon county branch of the Needle
work Guild of America will be held
Friday afternoon, November 2, in
the reading room of the Franklin
library, it has been announced by
Mrs. T. J. Johnston, Sr., chairman
of the local organization.
Membership in the Needlework
Guild is open to men, women and
children. Anyone may join by con
tributing two new garments, pieces
of household linen, or by making a
cash donation to the cause. One
may become a director of the or
ganization - by soliciting contribu
tions from 10 other individuals in
addition to fulfilling the regular
Clothing and linen collected by
the guild wilr be distributed to
needy individuals and it is planned
this year, Mrs. Johnston said, to
render assistance especially to
school children whose families have
not received aid through the Red
Cross or the Emergency Relief Ad
ministration. For that reason, she
asked that those desiring to join
the guild contribute articles of
'clothing for children of school age.
the Ked Lross or the Emergency
i Relief organization.
"The relief fund has been taken
away from our county, Mrs. Johns
ton pointed out, "and there will be
many needy cases this winter. Per
haps by a little self-denial on your
part and mine some person will be
"Do not wait for a director of the
Needlework Guild to see you, but
give liberally as God has blessed
i you. uniy two new garments, or
a small sum of money, entitles you
to membership. There are no dues.
The directors urge all members and
those who would like to join the
guild to put forth every effort to
make this a bountiful in-gathering."
Charles T. Roane, 76, died at his
home in Asheville Sunday night at
8 o'clock from a sudden heart at
Mr. Roane was a native of Ma
con county and made his home
here a number of years. He was
sheriff of this county for eight
years. He also served for seven
years as a deputy United States
marshal. He was a member of the
Presbyterian church and belonged
to the Masonic lodge and for the
past three years was proprietor of
the Western Hotel in Asheville
Funeral services were held at the
Bryson City Methdttk church
Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock.
$1.50 PER YEAR
Sheriff Slagle Plays Hunch
And Gets His Men in
Moving swiftly after the robbery
by two armed men' at 1 o'clock
Wednesday afternoon of Canary
Ray aged merchant of the Burn
ingtown section, Sheriff A. B.
Slagle Thursday morning arrested
Joe Hall and Oran Farley in Sylva,
upon whom he reported finding 14
pocket knives, two watches and a
sum of money believed to have
been stolen from Mr. Ray.
The two men, both in their twen
ties, were taken to Burningtown
and confronted by Mr. Ray, who
identified them as the robbers. Hall
and Farley were then brought to
Franklin and lodged in the county
jail charged with robbery with
firearms, for which the law pro
vides a penalty of not less than five
nor more than 30 years imprison
ment Hearing Friday
A preliminary hearing was set
for 2 o'clock Friday afternoon be
fore Magistrate George Carpenter.
No bond had been named at noon
It was the second time in two
years that Mr. Ray, who is about
80 years old, had been held up and
robbed. On the other occasion
three men, their faces blackened
to hide their identity, waylaid him
on the road near his home in the
lonely Oakdale community on Burn
ingtown creek, knocked him un
conscious and escaped after rob
bing him of a small sum of money.
On several other occasions thieves
have broken into Mr. Ray's store.
Yesterday's robbery appeared to
be" a baffling mystery at first GaM
ed to Ray's store early in the af
ternoon, Sheriff Slagle learned how
the crime was staged. A young
man, a stranger to Mr. Ray, enter
ed the store and asked to see some
overalls. The merchant put a pair
on the counter and, as he turned
to his shelves to get another pair,
the young man, grasping the legs
of the overalls on the counter, las
soed them over the old man's head.
The two grappled on the floor and
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Miss Winnie Rickett
To Address Baptists
Miss Winnie Rickett, state secre
tary of the Baptist Training Union,
is scheduled to address an associa
tional meeting at the Franklin Bap
tist church at 7.30 o'clock Friday
night, November 2. The Rev. James ,
Ivey, pastor of the West Asheville
Baptist church, and David Mash
burn, of Hendersonville, B. T. U.
regional president, also are expect
ed to attend the meeting. All mem
bers of the Baptist Young Peo
ple's Union in the county are urged
to be present.
To Be Staged Saturday
A comedy, "Where's Grandma,"
will be presented by the young
people of the Morrison Presby
terian church in the Academy
school near Otto on Saturday night
October 27, at 8 o'clock. Grandma
is a delightful old lady who des
perately wants her grandchildren's
love and her attempts to impress
them by her youth and sophistica
tion are wistful as well as funny.
You will laugh at her in the first
j two acts and love her in the third
j when she proves to be the silver-
haired grandmother that her grand-
children wanted. The proceeds from
the play will be used to repair the