mi $ fiti Win H W M OUR MOT Mr a WNMHIt Sip i tglflania iHarnman PROGRESSIVE - LIBERAL INDEPENDENT VOL. XUX. NO. 43 2 HELD FOR POLITICS NOW GROWINCUVELY Joint Campaign Launch ed; Gov. Ehringhaus Coming 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 he remarked: "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 courthouse. 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. Governor Coming 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. Visited Highlands 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. SAYS PETITIONS 'PIGEON-HOLED' They Won't Be to Knoxville Nejwy, Says Conley 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 use. 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. ATTEND FUNERAL 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 afternoon. 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 teacher. 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 ter McCoy. Sweet potatoes 1st, L. M. Johns ton; 2nd, Cay Norton; 3rd, Billy Parrish. Soy beans 1st, Bill Higdon ; 2nd, Billy Parrish. Onions 1st, Harold Enloe; 2nd, Carlos Rogers. Apples and pears 1st, Bill Hig don; 2nd, Marion Bryson. Cabbages 1st. Bill McCoy. Hay 1st, Carlos Rogers, 2nd, Norval Norton. General farm exhibit 1st, Fred Gray; 2nd, Robert Hurst; ord, Car los Rogers. 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 Robert Hurst 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. Meadows;! 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 McKay. Pickles and relishes 1st, Eleanor Dalton; 2nd, Bertie Brendle. Cake 1st, Veo Burrell; 2nd, Blanche Carpenter. 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 25, 1934 ROBBERY IN-GATHERING SET FOR NOV. 2 Needlework Guild Seeking Ciitts or Children's Clothing 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 membership requirement. 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 warmly clothed. "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." DEATH CLAIMS CHARLES ROANE Charles T. Roane, 76, died at his home in Asheville Sunday night at 8 o'clock from a sudden heart at tack. 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 ARRESTS MADE IN RAYHOLD-UP Sheriff Slagle Plays Hunch And Gets His Men in Quick Time 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 Thursday. 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. Merchant Bound 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 (Continued on Page Six) 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. 'Where's Grandma?' 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 church.