PROGRESSIVE LIBERAL - - IJYDEPEJV'DEJVT
OL. LI, NO. 34
FRANKLIN, N. C„ THURSDAY, AUGUST 20, 1936
$1.50 PER YEAR
onroe Bingham Accused
Of Attempted Attack
Charged with an attempted crim-
1 attack on his IS-year-old
ag'hter, Monroe Bingham, of the
rtoogechaye section, is being held
the county jail without bond.
Bingham was arrested Wednesday
ernoon by Dep.uty Sheriff John
11s after the girl had sent word
the sheriff’s office that she
,nted to swear out a warrant
ainst her father. Dills said she
:used her father of two :iittempt-
attacks. Bingham denied the
arges, asserting they were the
3,ult of a family row.
Girl in Custody-
After Bingham’s arrest Dills ob-
ined a paper signed by Harley k.
ibe, clerk of court and county
venile officer, authorizing him to
ild the , girl in custody as a ma-
rial witness. -
No preliminary hearing has been
lied for Bingliam. It is thought
:ely the charge against him will
: brought before the grand jury
the term of superior court con-
:,ning on Monday.
Two Similar Cases
Two other cases involving alleged
iminal attacks are scheduled to
; tried at the forthcoming term
Forest Hoilman, young Frankhn
an, is charged with an assault on
young 'married woman O'f Frank-
1. He also is accused of breaking
id entering the room in which the
lung woman and her husband were
deep, this charge constituting bur-
lary. Capital punishment is the ex-
•eme penalty provided under the
.w for conviction o,n either of
Pratt Dalton, about 35 years of
ge, is also being held for trial
'ithout [bond,, accused of an at-
;mpted attack on a young woman.
)alton escaped jail in a break with
everal other prisoners July 18, but
'as captured by Deputy Sheriff
)ills about a week later. Dalton
as trapped in his home and when
e saw the deputy coming fled to
lie roof, where Dills foimd him
traddling the ridge pole.
A number of other^ minor crimi-
lal cases, most of them continued
rom previous court terms, also are
locketed for trial next week.
Judged. F. Harding is scheduled
0 preside over the term, which is
or two weeks, but early this week
le was icalled to Charlotte from
iliirphy, where he was holding
:ourt, on account of the illness of
lis wife. Mr. Cabe, clerk of court,
>aid he had not been informed
whether Judge Harding would be
ible to fill his appointment here;
3ut expressed the opinion that in
ihe event he is unable to attend a
special judge would likely be sent
n his place.
Fifty-four cases are docketed for
trial at the civil session of the July
term of court.
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I Produce Market
II LATEST QUOTATIONS
Offered by Standard Oil
In Title Contest
F*ive jiersons prominent in their
own fields have been chosen to
award the four college tuition schol
arships in the picture title contest
now being conducted through the
newspapers* by the Esso Marketers,
J. S. Conley, agent of the Standard
Oil Company of New Jersey, an
nounced here today.
Ihese judges, wlio will, also award
the 124 cash prizes, are H. T. Web
ster, cartoonist and creator of the
comic strip character “Caspar Mil-
cjuetoast”; Bill Terry, manager of
the New York Giants; Dorothy
Dunbar Bromley, women’s page ed
itor of the New York World-Tele-
gram; Harold F. Blanchard, tech
nical editor of the magazine Motor;
and Otto W. Fuhrmann, director of
the division of graphic arts of
New York University.
The second of the four pictures
for which entrants must select
titles has already appeared in the
newspapers and the others will fol
low shortly, according to Mr. Con
ley, who also pointed out that en
trants must submit together all
four pictures with the selected
titles and their 100-word statement
on “I know Essolene gives-greater
mileage because ...”
“The judges will have $15,500 to
distribute to winners.” Mr. Conley
said, “and will reach their decision
as promptly as possible after the
close of the contest Sept. 30. All
motorists in this area are eligible
to enter and entry blanks may be
obtained from local service stations
handling our products.”
Business Men Guests
At CCC Camp F-20
A number of Franklin business
men were entertained at a sumptu
ous supper at Civilian Conservation
camp F-20 at West’s Mill Friday
night of last week by Lieutenant
H. D. Kirkpatrick, commanding of
ficer at the camp, and Lieutenant
Both officers assured their guests
that the personnel of the camp, o -
ficers and men, bore only the best
of will toward Franklin as a com
munity. Referring to charges made
by a resident of Frankhn sometime
previously that enrollees of the
camp were violating ^CC reguja
tions by operating automobiles fo
iire' .Lieutenant White said a
thorough investigation had failed
to produce any evidence*jn support
°Va'lcr1n'’Te evening the entire
camp personnel was called togejhen
Addressing the men
the Franklin deligation, K, A. rat
on and J. Horner Stockton assur
ed them that they were always *We
Sme visitors in Frankhn and the
townspeople wanted to operate n
every way to make their stay i
this county both happy and p
Forest Experts Visit
A number of forest experiment
Asheville last week, came to Macon
Rotary Club’s Farm Tour
Attracts Crowd of Over 400
More than 400 farmers and
Franklin business men went on the
annual farm tour'Wednesday spon
sored by the Franklin Rotary club.
The group, traveling in a motor
cade of 70 or more automobiles,
visited farms in the Clark’s Chapel,
Patton’s Valley, Cartoogechaye and
lotla sections, and then enjoyed a
bountiful picnic cTinner s'erved at
the Cowee school by ladies of the
community. Following the dinner
the gathering moved to the CCC
camp at West’s mill for several ad
dresses on farm topics.
A land terracing demonstration
was inspected' at C. L. Garner’s
farm in the Clark’s Chapel com
munity, and the motorcade then
went to the Patton Valley settle
ment where some fine calves were
inspected at Jim Patton’s. Going
then- to the Cartoogechaye section,
the group looked over the chicken
flock and brooder houses on the
Mrs. Frank Higdon’s En
tries Awarded Sweep
(Prices listed below are subject
to change without notice.)
Quoted by Farmers Federation, Inc.
Chickens, heavy breed hens 12c
Chickens, light weight; lb. .. 10c
Fryers, heavy weight, lb. .. 14c
Pryers, light weight, lb 10c
Eggs,, doz 27c
Corn, bu $1.00
^lieat, bu 90c
Rye, bu '.'.V.’.V.V $1-10
Quoted by Nantahala Creamery
Eutterfat, lb 32c
nttn Also in the group
}”r R A. Fisher, -professor of
ti: rinivirsity of London and a
Sow of the :°«;;/esen^^^^
est experiment officials
Stations in many sections of the
fou^l^y. The group had dumer at
Kelly’s Tea Room.
Newman Family To Hold
A reunion of the Newman family
• to be held Sunday at the home
is to * . \f„iberrv, near
of A. J. Newman at Aluioerry,
Twenty-two per cent of Oregon s
area is national forest land.
Mrs. Frank Higdon, whose en
tries were awarded three first
prizes and two second prizes, car
ried off the sweepstakes award
Saturday in the annual flower show
of the Franklin Garden club.
Several hundred people, including^
many summer visitors, visited the
show, which was held in the vacant
storeroom in the Franks building
on East Main street. The show was
said to be one of the best ever held
by the club. While there was a
profusion of flowers, the large room
where the show was held provided
ample space for displaying the en
tries to the best advantage.
Aipong the entries which attract
ed much attention w'ere the table
displays and shadow boxes.
Two prizes were awarded in most
of the classes. Following 'is a list
of the prize winners:
Dahlias, Mrs. Frank Higdon, Mrs.
Zeb Cansler; snapdragons,, Mrs.
Zeb Cansler, Mrs. Frank Higdon;
gladioli, Fred Houk, Mrs. W"ade
Bennett; marigolds, Mrs. L. H.
Page, Mrs. R. M. Rimmer; zinnias,
Mrs. Zeb Cansler, Mrs. W. A.
Keener; dwarf zinnies, Mrs. Zeb
Cansler; most artistic arrangement
of mixed flowers, Mrs. Zeb Cansler,
Mrs. A. L. McLean; most attrac
tive miniature, Mrs. T. W. Angel,
Jr., Miss Mary Willis; twin vases,
Mrs. Frank Higdon, Mrs. Dean
Sisk; most artistic two-tone ar-
rengement, Mrs. T. W. Angel, Jr^
Mrs Frank Higdon.
Homecraft taible, Mrs. Carl Slagle,
Miss Helen Patton; verbena, Mrs.
George J. Johnston; wild flowers,
Mrs. Zeb Cansler; miscellaneous,
Mrs. Zeb Cansler, Miss Frances
Page; shadow box, Mrs. L. H.
Page, Mrs. Frank Higdo.n; most at
tractive table, Kelly’s Gift shop;
any flowers of one color in con
tainer of same color, Mrs. Frank
Higdon, Mrs. Jess Conley; nastur
tiums, Mrs. Roy Cunningham, Miss
Mary' Willis; sweepstakes, Mrs.
After the show Mrs. T. W. Angel
expressed for the club its apprecia
tion of the cooperation of business
houses and individuals in donating
prizes for the show.
Holly Springs 4-H Club
To Give Cake Walk
Girls and boys of the Holly
Springs 4-H club will sponsor a
"cake walk at the Junior Order hall
Saturday night at 7:30 o clock.
String music is to be furnished by
the Corbin and Young brothers.
The public is invited,
Crawford farm and examined the
dairying facilities on Bert Slagle’s
Wayah creek farm.
The lotla section was next visit
ed, but no stops were made, the
motorcade moving through the
Moody farm,, the Ramsey place and
Walter Gibson’s farm.
It was a big crowd to feed, but
the Cowee ladies proved equal to
the task. A small plate charge was
made as customary on the farm
tours, and the proceeds were turn
ed over to the Methodist and Bap
tist churches of the community.
After lunch the group met in the
recreation hall at CCC Camp NC
F-20 and heard several addresses.
The principal speakers were Mr.
Powers, assistant TVA agricultural
director, who gave an illustrated
talk on soil conservation and land
use; and Mr. Maupin, of State
college, who spoke on “The Ad
vantages of Poultry Raising for
Rt. Rev. R. E. Gribbin To
Visit This Area Sunday
The Rt. Rev. R. E. Gribbin is to
make a visitation to this area Sun
day next.. He will , preach at the
Church of the Good Shepherd,
Cashiers, at the service of Holy
Communion at 9 a. m. and at High
lands at the morning service at 11.
At 3;30 p. m. he is to dedicate the
recently completed rectory Ln High
lands and, if other engagements
permit, he will preach at the eve
ning service at 8 o’clock at St.
Bishop Gribbin is a , forceful
speaker and has many friends in
this locality and many will want to
take this opportunity of hearing
Events Scheduled F riday
A gala day is promised at the
Franklin Golf and Country club to
morrow with tourneys ,and contests
for golfers, tennis players and swim
mers. It will be the club’s second
annual jamboree and Major J,. F’.
,Carmack, club manager, has pre
pared to entertain a record crowd.
The event has been widely adver
tised and it is expected to attract
visitors from nearby resorts as
well as the usual conting,ent of
Feature event of the day will be
a bogey golf tournament starting
at 9:30 o’clock in the morning.
The tennis tourney is scheduled
to start at 2 p. m. and a swim
circus, with diving and swimming
events for boys,, girls, men and
women, at 3:30.
A “^oofy” golf match is on the
program for 2 :30.
Prizes will be offered in all
events. There will be no admission
fees for onlookers and the public
TO SPM HERE
Legion Invites Reynolds
To Celebration on
What Franklin lacked this year
in the way of a Fourth of July
celebration will be made up on
Monday, September 7, Ln the form
of a special Labor Day program to
be sponsored by the Macon county
post of the American Legion.
In announcing plans for the Labor
Day event, Boice Hall, new com
mander of the Legion post, said
Wednesday that Senator Robert R.
Reynolds had been invited to be
the principal speaker at a public
meeting to ibe held in the court
house at 1 :30 o’clock in the after
noon. He had not had time to re
ceive the senator’s reply, but was
hopeful of his acceptance.
The program will open at 9:,30
o’clock in the morning with a series
oi races and contests for young
and old. Immediately after the pub
lic speaking in the afternoon there
will be an amateur boxing contest
with local boys and members of the
CCC camps in the vicinity invited
to contend for several prizes. Then
will come a battle royal for colored
boys with a prize of $5 offered for
the last man left standing in the
At 8 o’clock in the evening there
will be a contest at the courthouse
for fiddlers, guitar and banjo play
ers with first prizes of $3 each and
second prizes of $1 each. There also
is to be a flat fooved dancing con
test with similar prizes.
Small admission fees will be
charged for the iboxing bouts and
the . stringed instrument contests.
Everything else will be free, Mr.
List 'of Contestis
Following is a list of the morn
ing contests, together with the
prizes to be offered:
Bicycle race for boy of 10 to 14
years of age; first prize $1,, second
Bicycle race for girls of 10 to 14;
first prize $1, second 50 cents.
Fat man’s race with no age limit
for men weighing 200 pounds or
more, one prize of $1.
Sack race for boys of 10 to 16;
o,ne prize of $1.
Sack race for girls of 10 to 16;
one prize of $1.
Shoe race for boys and men of
18 to 50, one prize of $1.
Egg race for girls and women 16
years and above, one prize of $1.
Three-legged race for any and: all
entrants over 12 years old, one
prize of $1.
Soda-cracker contest for boys and
girls over^ 16 years old, one prize
Mr. Hall is chairman of a com
mittee in charge of arrangements
for the celebration. Other members
are T;„ C. Bryson, W. D. Bruner,
A. R. Higdon, S. J. Murray ,and
Gilmer A, Jones.
Mr. Hall said a special invitation
to take part in the celebration
would be extended to members of
the CCC camps in the vicinity of
Singers To Meet Sunday
At Watauga Church
The regular monthly singing of
the northern division of the .Macon
county singing conventio,n will be
held Sunday afternoon, starting ,at
1:30 o’clock, at the Watauga Bap
tist church, according to an an
nouncement by R. D. West, presi
dent of the divisio,nal gro,up. Mr.
West said a number of singers from
out of the county were expected to
attend. He invited all persons in
terested in singing, to be present.
Co wee Loses, 8 to 3,
In Game with Marble
The Cowee baseball team lost to
the strong Marble nine, 8 to 3, in
a game on the Cowee diamond S.un-
day afternoon. The Cowee outfit
hopes, however, to regain the loss
in another engagement with the
Matible players on their field Sat
urday of this week. Other games
scheduled include Bryson City at
Bryson City Sunday, August 23,
and Bryson City at Cowee on Sat
urday, August 29.
Batteries in Sunday’s game were
Bush and Barton for Marble, and
Duvall, Reynolds and Warren for
Cowee. Marble made 13 hits and 2
errors, while Cowee recorded 7
hits and 5 errors.