FRANKLIN, N. G, FRIDAY, APRIL 4, 1924.
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Attorney General Resigns as
Cabinet Member Upon Re
quest of PresidentWas
Washington, D. C, March 23.-At-torney
General Daugherty has re
signed. ' .
Surrounded by an ver growing
storm of. criticism and under "the
pressure of many of his ranking par
ty leaders, he consented to follow
Secretary Denby into retirement.
His resignation, promptly accepted
by President Coolidge, clears the ad
ministration of the last of those cabi
net members who have become storm
centers in the oil scandal.
.- The.t factor which bad', greatest
weight in bringing the question of
Mr. Daugherty's status to. an acute
issue was a conviction on the part of
the president that under present con
ditions public business is not receiv
ing the attention merited by it in the
department of justice. .
Since the senate investigation of
the departmenbegan on March 12
ft-. Coolidge has seen plain, indica
tions that some department officials
were giving a greater part of their
attention to the defending of Mr
Daugherty, to the apparent detriment
of their regular pursuits.
Thefe is no doubt also that the re
peated charges made before the sen
ate committee, leading directly to the
door oTthe attorney general's office
although not involving him directly
have had their influence in finally de
termining his fate.
Besides the Daugherty committee
disclosures, testimony has been given
before the oil committee that the at
torney general dealt in Sinclair Oil
stock after he entered the cabinet;
that he and others in the" justice de
partment were seeking to shield Ed
ward B. McLean from appearance on
the witness stand in the oil inquiry;
and that McLean himself was a se
cret agent f -' the department.
Mr. Dau&v y had" insisted that he
be permitted u; Remain in office until
he had been given opportunity to an
, swer fully all the charges made be
fore the investigating committee. As
the testimony has developed, how
ever, it, has become apparent that if
he were to vindicate his department
... it 'would become necessary for him
to disprove also the charges against
; Jess Smith and others closely asso
ciated with him.
In deciding fn favor of another
break' in the cabinet President
Coolidge followed the almost unani
mous advice of republicans in the
senate, some of whom, including Sen
ator Borah, of Idaho, have been -urging
for weeks that Mr. Daugherty had
lost the confidence of the country.
The resignation was submitted at
the request of -the President, and in
acceding Mr. Daugherty said he de.
sired it to become effective forthwith.
Mr. Daugherty said he tendered it
"solely out -of deference to your re
quest and in compliance therewith."
President Coolidge's letter request
ing the resignation based the request
on the attorney general's refusal to
comply with the summons by the sen-
ate investigating committee for cer
tain papers relating to gun running
on the Mexican border.
The incident, the President said in
his letter, "only illustrates the diffi
culties which v are certain to recur
with ever increasing embarmassment
and your inability to perform satis
factorily the duties of attorney gen
eral under present conditions."
We are having some fine weather
t now, and the farmers are making
gobd use of it. -,-'
We are having a good Sunday
School at this place now.
Mr. Erwin Lakey was visiting
, friends , and relatives on Shallow
Creek for a "few days last wee!;.
Mr. Jim Shepherd and. family start
ed to the West last week.
Mr. G. H. Gibson went to Franklin
on business one day last week.
It seems like the pole business is
on a boom now, from the way the
men are haulftig them.
Mr. W. A. McGaha took dinner
with his sister, Mrs. Joe Shepherd.
Miss Nobia Rhinchart was visiting
Mrs. joe Shepherd Sunday.
LI r. Goldman Crisp has moved to
the Big Laurel. ,
MisseS Gladys and Laura Allen are
visiting their sister, Mrs.' J. D. Hurst.
Mrs. Joe Hurst is on the sick. list.
1 Hope she will soon be out again.
In Train Schedules
The Receiver of the Talulah Falls
Railway'has sent the following bul
letin to all agents, , with respect to
passenger train service during the
summer of 1924;
Southern Railway train No. 38 is a
through train between New Orleans
and New York, reaching Cornelia at
3:13 P. M, It carriers no day coaches
and is an extra-fare, train. Week-end
excursion tickets are not honored' on
it. And, finally, it has no connection
from Athens, an. important summer
travel point for the Taliulah Falls
Railway. Therefore, a special train
from Cornelia during (he summer on
Saturday afternoons is not really
needed for the accommodation of the
Tje Receiver purposes filing- a pe
tition with the Georgia Public Ser
vice Commission requesting that he
be permitted, from June 1, 1924, to
September 15th at least, to reverse
tfic present schedule,' and have train
No. 1 leave FraTnklin about 6:15 A. M.,
arriving at Cornelia about 9:30, A. M.,
and connecting with Southern Rail
way train No. 29 to Gainesville, Ath
ens, Atlanta and points beyond, and
with Southern Railway train No. 16
to Toccoa and points east of Cor
nelia ; and , have train No. 2 leave
Cornelia about 10:30 A. M., connect
ing with Southern Railway train No.
29 from Toccoa and points, east of
Cornelia, and with Southern Railway
train No. 16 from Athens, Gainesville,
Atlanta and points beyond.
The Receiver will also request the
Georgia Public Service Commission
to not require the operation of the
special Saturday train, which was run
last summer. .
The proposed schedule will make
close connections to and from all
points. It will enable residents along
the line of the Taliulah Falls Railway
to visk ' Atlanta, Athens or Gaines
ville and return with only one night
away from home instead of two as at
present. It will permit summer vis-J
ltors at franklin and other points on
the north end of the line to visit
Lakemont and Taliulah Falls and re
turn the same day. And finally, the
Receiver is convinced that it will in
crease considerably the passenger
revenues of the railway.
The passenger revenues constitute
about half of the gross revenues of
the Taliulah Falls Railway, and the
larger part of the passenger revenues
is earned during- the summer. The
fact is that during the summer the
Taliulah Falls Railway is primarily a
passenger carrying line. The ines
capable conclusion, therefore, is that
everything possible should be done
to increase the passenger business
during the summer months, and this
can .best be , done by the proposed
schedule? rather than by continua
tion of the present schedule and the
addition of the Saturday afternoon
train, which as bas been shown, is
not really needed. - '
Irf bringing this matter to your at
tention well in advahce of the open
ing of the summer, the Receiver's
purpose is to afford you and, your
public officials, merchants, and others
interested the opportunity, of making
tn rough you (or to the Receiver di
rect) such representations as may
seem to be pertinent and proper.
All such representations will be
given due consideration by the Re
ceiver, and will constitute part of the
record before the Georgia Public
- Beginning April 14th, a series - of
Farmers' Meetines .will- be held as
Holly Springs Monday. AdHI 14th.
at 1:00 Pi M. 1
Higdonville- Tuesday, April 15th,
at 1:00 P. M.
Slagle Wednesday, April 16th, at
1:00 P. M.
Otto-Thursday, April 17th, at 1:00
UnionFriday, April 18th, at 1 ;00
This will be a busy season, but we
will try not to keep you long. So
please meet promptly. Several things
should be discussed at , these meet
ings. Mr. Farnh,am, the Dairy Spe
cialist for this section, will visit, dur
ing the mornings and afternoons,
farmers of each Community who are
shipping or who expect" to- ship
cream. If you are interested in hav
ing, him advise with you regarding
your cows, barns, pastures, forage
crops, etc., please advise County
Agent Arrendale and an effort will be
made to visit your farm.-
Night Policeman Bound and
Gagged and the Enterprise
Bank Robbed of $800 One
Night Last Week.
Walhalla, S. C, March 26,-Bound
and gagged, unable to move hand or
foot, Policeman Guy Grant this morn
ing was forced to stand an! watch
the movements of three men who
were engaged in robbing the Enter
prise Bank, at the corner of Main
and Spring streets. ' "
It was a little past midnight when
Mr. Grant, walking his regular beat,
came up Spring Street and as he
turned into Main was grabbed by
two men. The policeman was caught
off his guard and could not get to his
pistol. He fought back as best he
could.vbut the third man entered the
fray and he was overpowered. He
was gagged, taken to the rear of the
bank and store buildings and securely
wired to a building. The men then
went o lieir work in the bank.
The fear door of the building was
pried open with heavy bars and the
men went to work on the vaujt door.
A gasoline blow torch was, used in
the attack on the vault door. This
proved ineffective, however, as the
door had a special safety device by
which, as soon as th lork was dis
connected, two larcre bolts, at too and
bottam of door, were shot into place,
and the doer was locked as securely
as before.. '.'".'.'
Abandoning the lock project ; the
torch was brought into play again
and a section. of the door burned out,
large enough for a man's body to be
squeezed through. After burning
away the small inner lock, entrance
to the vault was gained. Outside the
big safe in, the vault there was about
$800, in various kinds of small money
coppers and nickels, dimes, quar
ters, halves, dollars and some cur
rency of minor denomination This
was all gathered up by the robbers
and taken away except one dollar
bill, which was found lying on the
No effort was made to attack the
burglar-proof safe inside the vault.
The job took the three men over
three hours to complete it. Hence
the general belief that they 'were
amateurs just beginning their pper
ations. It was . past three o'clock , this
morning when Policeman Grant was
released from his racking position
back of the buildngs cold, stiff.. and
unable to walk. He, was carried to a
waning .automobile, put inside and a
hurried drive started down through
town, through West Union and out
the Walhalla-Sencca highway to the
point below the Nesmith place where
the old Walhalla-Seneca road inter
sect!'. Here Mr. Grant was taken out
of the car and' wired to a telegraph
postand the car was turned around,
me party re-entering the main high
way, speeding east.
The burglars had taken all of Mr.
Grant's cartridges from his pockets,
emptied his pistol and put it back in
his pocket. In their search of hit
clothes they failed to find a small
knife, and he finally wprked his
ha'nds free enough to get this knife,
later succeeding in slowly releasing
himself. Makinir his wav as fact
possible to West Union, he communi
cated by telephone with Mayor Moss,
who at once started officers on thejob.
But there was no clue, left, - Aside
from a quantity of tobacco stains
about the door the burglars left no
trace.. .' 1 '. .-
The. loot, will hot exceed $800,' Mr.
Seaborn, of the Enterprise Bank,
says, and the loss is fully covered by
a blanket burglary insurance policy
of ten thousand dollars.
Telegraphic notification was .sent at
once to all cities and towns in this
section to be on the watdf for sus
picious looking persons. Keowee
Courier, Walhalla, S. C,
D. K. COLLINS DIES.
News of the death in Bryson City
on Sunday, March 23rd. of D. K. Col
lins, prominent Swain County man,
reached here last week. Mr, Collins
had been in ill heath for a long time.
He was one of the most prominent
and influential, as well as one of the
wealthiest, citizens of Swain County.
ins Drick store in Uryson City is said
to have been the firt store building
ever builr in Swain's county seat.
Committees Appointed - i:
By the Board of Trade
The Board of Trade has incorpora
ted hi its organization-the following
named committees : Industrial Devel
opment, Local Improvements, Immi
gration, Entertainment, County Im
provements, 'Publicity, Club f Social.
The President, of the Board is auth
orized to appoint chairmen of the
committees named above. Each chair
man appoints the member's of his" re
spective committee. A number of
chairmen have failed to send in the
names of their committeemen. Such
are requested to do, so at their-earliest
The 'following, named persons con
stitute the committees:
Industrial Development W. B. Mc-
Guire, Chairman ; Lee Crawford, T. J.
Johnston, Gus Leach, E, S. Hunnicutt,
Sam L. Franks. '.''.;
Local Improvements E. C. Kings-
bery, Chairman. Utners not yet ap
Immigration W. E. -All-father,
Chairman: Joe Ashear, Jess Conley.
Entertainment W. T. Moore.
Chairman. Others not yet appointed.
County Improvements Jno. V. Ar
rendale. Chairman : Dr. F" L. Siler.
pMrs. J. H. Slagle, Mrs. W. L. Ram
sev. Rev. I. O. Wallace.
Publicity M. D. Billings, Chairman.
Others not yet appointed.
Club Social Frank Williams, Chair
man; Mrs. W. A. Rogers, Mrs. Sam
Franks, Mrs. R. L. Porter," Miss Mary
Willis, Mrs. Burton Lyle. Miss Lynn
Johnston, Miss Josephine Snyder.
Miss Mae Hunnicutt. Miss Emily
Kingsbery, Miss Carolyn Crawford,
Misg Carolyn Sloan, Miss Daisy
Siler, Miss Eva Baird, Miss Mattie
Angel, Miss Mary- Louise Porter,
Miss Carolyn Rogers. J. C. Wright,
J. S. Trotter, Gilmer A. Jones, Sam L.
Franks, Dean Sisk, Lee Crawford, E.
S. Hunnicutt, W. T. Moore, M. D.
Billings. Dr. F. L. Siler. Alvah Pearce,
Jess Conley,. Rev. rW, M, Smith, Rev.
J. Q. Wallace, Rev. A. J. Smith, Rev.
E. J. Pipes, S. H. Lyle, Jr.. J. L, Bar
nard, Joe Ashear, W.-'L. Higdon, Dr.
W. E. Furr. ' ,
"Aunt Sallie" Cole
Dies at Nantahala
On Friday, March 21, 1924, the angel
of death visited our community and
called from our midst "Aunt Sallie"
Coli wife of Matthew Cole, of Nan
tahala. Mr. and Mrs. Cole have lived
at Nantahala for several years and
are loved and . respected by all who
knew them. "Aunt Sallie," as she
was better known among the young
folks, had been suffering from pneu
monia; and while she suffered greatly,
yet her sun of life went down as
calmly and peacefully as ends , the
She is survived by a husband, Mat
thew Cole; six boys. John, of Hew
itts; Oliver, of Proctor; Charley, of
Buck Creek; Harvey, of Sand Moun
tain. Ala.; Will, of Proctor; Frank,
of Tellico Plains. Tenn.; two daugh
ters, Mrs. Kittie Newman, of Tellico
Plains, Tenn., and Mrs. Lassie Trant
hani, of Canton, all of whom were at
the bedside when the end came. The
remains, accompanied by a host of
friends and. relatives, were taken to
Andrews and laid to rest at the An
drews Cemetery. H. G.
A Word of Appreciation .
For Mr. Urban L. Hudson
Ashevilie. N. C, March 28, 1924.
To the Editor of The-Franklin Press.1
If you will permit it, we Vant to
express, through your columns, our
appreciation of a man long identified
with your community, who has re
cently been taken from among you
In. the death of URBAN L. HUD
SON we have not only lost a valued
co-worker, one who has been asso
ciated with us for more than fifteen
years, but also a loved .friend and
. He was always cheerful, alwavs
stout-hearted under even the mo's't
adverse conditions; tic was an inde
fatigable worker and a kind and in
dulgent employer. . ,
We feel his loss as a personal be
reavement, and realize that we are
not apt to have his like again as chief
lieutenant in the difficult indnstrv nf
To his many friends, and in his
family, we extend our heartfelt
GENN'ETT LUMBER COMPANY.
By ANDREW CENNETT. ,
Miss Carney Writes That
North Carolina Is Leagues
Ahead of Other Southern
States in Education Field.
. Raleigh, N. C, March 28. North
Carolina is leagues ahead of other
Southern states in the field of edu
cation in so far as the rural districts
are concerned is the opinion ex
pressed by Miss Mabel Carney, sec
retary of the department of rural ed
ucation of the National Education
association, in a letter to Miss Eliza
beth Kelly, president of the North
Carolina Education Association.
Miss Carney, who is also a 'teacher
in the school of rural education at
Columbia University,- was in this
state recently while on an inspection
tour of the rural education systems
of the various states of the United
States. She had made a similar frin
to this state before and invher letter
to Miss Kelly, expressed surprise and
great satisfaction at the progress
which the state has made in the edu
cational system of its rural districts.
SJuLcompared the condition that now
exrsfs in the entire educational sys
tem of North Carolina with that
which exisfed at the time of her visit
here some years ago, and pointed to
the marked, improvement. Much of
the progress made in the development
of the rural educational system with
in the last year was attributed to the
earnest work of Miss Kelly and her
co-workers in the North -Carolina
uvmvio ill IUC i
The belief was aiso exnressoH hv
Miss Carney that North Carolina was
making greater progress- along edu
catonal lines at this time than other
states in the Union. "Permit me,"
writes Miss Carney in closing her
letter, "to add, too, that North Caro
lina seemed leagues ahead of any
other southern state that I have vis
ited. In fact, it is my opinion that
you are now making more rapid
progress educationally than any other
state in the Union, either northern or
southern. In all this you, yourself,
have had a full share."
In keeping with this opinion of '
Miss Carney the North Carolina As
sociation has formally gone on re
cord, at the suggestion of the secre
tary, Jule B. Warren, as favoring an
eight months school term in prefer
ence to the six months term now in
force, and have pledged their efforts
during the. coming year to that end.
The superintendents of the various
schools and school districts through
out the state have also acquiesced, in
this action of the association.
It is planned to have a complete re
organization in the different coun
ties of the state and to put the duties
of carrying out these plans upon the ,
counties' officers after a complete
survey has been made by the North
Carolina Education Association, and
recommendations as to the neeA n(
each particular county have been pre
sented to the county school boards.
The county-wide plan, as it is known,
is primarily to have closer attention
given to the schools by those who
are at liberty to devote more tiW to
a particular school and to concentrate
a number of schools into one united
school and in this way increase the
efficiency of the teaching staff, and
reduce the expenses of .ODeratinn .
capita pupil, it . was explained. The
attractive feature about the consoli.
dation of the school of the small one
and two teacher standards and of the
united, high schools, it was pointed
out, is the higher standing the schools
ar given on the avL-reAltpA nt !,
state schools under the ratings of the '.
univtrsmes ot the Kate. By this
means, tt was nointPfl i-it h
are eminently more "itted for en
trance into the. college, and universi-
ties of this stale and o.her states. '
Mr. C. G, Currier Takes
Position at Spruce Pine
Mr. C. C. Currier, who hs hon
connected with the Watford sWils
Light .and Power Con-.iMiy the erst
position', as' manager for the.Marshall
Lumber Company va;;ds at Siru'-e
Pine, N. C-Clarkess'ille Advi-rtiseK
The April 'Examinatic.ii fr Tc:t;h
ers Certilicates will be g:iven in
Franklin at the Court House begin
ning at 9 o'clock A. M., Tuesday,
April 8th. - '
M. D. BILLINGS, Co. Supt.