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FRANKLIN, N. C, FRIDAY, JUNE 12, 1925
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State Speed Law Now in
Effect Intrepretation of
North Carolina's new - automobile
speed law went into effect May 1,
making it permissible for motorists
to travel at a maximum speed of 35
miles an hour as opposed to the 30
miles an hour regulation heretofore
- in effect..-' -
The Carolina Motor Club, through
its Charlotte branch, has issued no-
- tice of the effectiveness of the new
1 law to its members. Several changes
in the eld law are included in the
new. One is to raise the state law
speed limit through business sections
of towns from 10 to 12 miles an hour,
retaining the 20-.mile limit in the res
idental sections. ,
"No section of the state highway
shall be constitued a built-up resi
dential section whether within or
without the corporate limits of, a
city , or town, if there are not more
than eieht houses on either . side of
the road continuously for 1,000 feet,"
is the construction of W. C. Roberts,
state secretary, of Greensboro. : "Fif
teen miles per hour is permitted
while passing churches or schools
but this is only effective when peo
ple are leaving or entering- the
grounds. At all other times, 35
permissible. - .
"When the - dirver's view is ob
structed for 100 feet before he
reaches intersection, and 200 feet on
the intersecting road, he shall slow
down to 15 miles. If he Can veiw
both roads as designated, he may
travel the full 35 miles provided by
law. Only 15 miles is permitted
when the driver is traversing curves
or corners of the road unless he can
view the highway for 300 feet.-
"Another .interesting feature, of the
bill is the ruling against misuse of
signal devices. Open, muffler cut
outs, exhaust whistles or horns are
considered objectionable devices. The
, law is more explicit and makes pos
sible ? complete understanding by all
motorists. It is uniform, with many
other states 'and will save many
motorists the fine being imposed by
' operators of so-called speed traps."
Chief Has Wide Authority
At the last regular meeting of the
Board of .Alderman, Mayor Lyle
brought up the subject of the amount
of jurisdiction to be allowed Frank
lin's Chief of Police in enforcing the
prohibition' laws. The question put
before the Board was whether Chief
Coffey would be allowed privilege of
leaving the town imits to make v.!)!
key raids, cr should be required to
itay in the incorporation and leav.;
out of town raids to the Sheriff's of
fice. 'In .Hits connection the following
resolution, offered by W. L. Higdon
and seconded by J. A. Porter, was
I ESOLVED, that Chief of Pohct
R. M. Coffey be allowed the ame
privileges in enforcing the .-whiskey
and other laws that he hal he:ulv
x - fore, provided that he shall' deputise
a responsible person to pol'c? the
town during his absence.
' ' The vote on this resolution was
TV, . Higdon, Porter, Allen, .Catc ;
' against, Angel, Baird.
MRS. FULTON DEATH
Mrs. Fulton died May 7, 1925. She
was eighty-five years and one month
old the day she died.- She had been
a useful and beloved member of our
church at- Bethel. -.i
., It was her desire as long as. she
was able to help beair therburden of
others. And it can- be truly said that
fhere could be found nowhere in our
community one' who possessed a
nobler spirit or was a truer conse
We miss her so much. Shi, was a
mother not only to her own children
but to every body. She was sick only
a few days. r .
Slit Spoks so many tir.i' , before
she fiied I am going home., Sin: haiel
to leave her dear boys she sil .o
often. But she said God knows best.
Bob and Charlie was so good to her,
They miss mother,. but we know "that
the has gone peacefully.
Her devoted lieice,
MRS. -JTOM SAUNDERS.
Civil War in China
Civil war 19 .raging.. tn. China with
nobody -understandinR much . ' about
tht causes. It . is claia-ed that Japan
" is backing one side while Russia is
helping : the, other. If such be the
' cabe, both' sides are- being duped.
THE KILLING OF
HOLT BY AN OFFICER
The killing of Attorney Stephen
S. Holt," of Smithfield, just out of
Raleigh last Monday by an overzel
ous officers, through the pretext that
he though the parties in the car, in
which Ho'lt was riding, had liquor,
because they failed to stop when he
signaled, is but repetition of what is
happening here and there over the
country every day, in the name of
the law. .
There were two or, three others in
the car with Holt, ' the . report says,
when the shooting took place, and it
developed that they not only had no
liquor in the car but that they were
all duly sober, and the driver said
that he saw ho signal from the officer
to stop. '
Holt was riding in the back seat 'of
the car and the ball passed through
his brain killing instantly.
Such men are unfit to hold office
of any kind and when they kill in
nocent people should be given the
penalty of the law, the same as any
one else. -
Simply because a man is clothecf
with authority of law, does not mean
that he has a right to hold up inno
cent people on the highways and kill
them because a car driver fails to
stop at his signals. Tri-County News.
Malpass Must Serve Term
For Placing Tacks in Road
Raleigh, N. C, April 29. Governor
McLean " Tuesday declined an appli
cation for a parole presented in per
son by J. E. Malpass of Pender coun
ty, who must serve a two-year sen
tence on the county roads for placing
nails in the path of automobiles on a
Malpass lost his appeal to the Su
preme Court week before last and
while his bond held good he came up
to see Governor McLean in an effort
to get the sentence removed. The
executive would not interfere, how
ever, and Malpass wiil shortly begin
his term. , The charge on whkh he
was convicted Iwai obstructing,, a
public highway. Asheville Citizen. '
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71 Iron works 72 Tiresome
Solution will appear la next Issue,
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District Alley Announces
Felix 'Alley, well known attorney
of Waynesville, has announced -his
candidacy for Congress in opposition
to oresent incumhent. Zehnlnn Wpav
er. It is generally belived that J. O.'
Gilkey may make it a three cornered
With this the prospect, a colorful
and mighty interesting campaign is
a certainty. There is a decided pos
sibility that two primaries may be
made necessary as each of the can
didates are well known and hive a
well defined following.
Robt. A. Reynolds, of Asheville.
who was expected to make the race
has definitely announced his intention
of staying out, a decision which will
orobablv litrhten the burden of Mr. J
Weaver, insofar, at leastas his home
county is concerned.
Both Mr. Alley and Mr. Weaver
are well known in Macon, the former
having many years practiced in the
courts of this county while Mr. Weav
er "has been here at various times in'
the cause of his various campaign.
Fv.r.Aanin Amm.n. fSA.J
-A vV.w.u ifp.sticks, piture shows etc., than
Ex-Governor Elias Ammons of.tIiey'd spend in a whole year for
Colorado died in Denver on May 2Q. hod and clothing when I's a boy 40
Governor Ammons was a native of years ago. ( We'd never seen nor heard
Macon county and left here manylp1 soft 'drinks, the first I ever seen,
years ago to make his home in the (was & Tallulah Falls, Ga.; It was
west. By shrewd wit and natural P"rty and looked like it would taste
alfility he rapidly forged to the front mighty good, but I thought it'd be a
in his adopted state both financially .monster sin to drink the stuff. They
and in politics. 7 Ever on the side of Called it soda-pop then, fur the bot
right he rapidly climbed the ladder 1 tles wasn't capedjlike they are now,
of fame until the people of Colorado but was stoped with a cork and you'd
elected him to the hiehest office with- I slap your hand down on the cork,
5n the gift of the voters the gover
norship. The deceased had many
friends and relatives in Macon who
are grieved to learn of the death of.
this distinguished man.
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In Mr. J. F. Gray, receiver of the
i Tallulah Falls Railway Franklin has
"Jjai aim utiyiui menu. 01111c his
appointment as receiver Mr. Gray has
worked faithfully-o have Franklin
0iaced 011 an eaua itv w th other
stations n .htis, road r"Pct t0
summer tourist fares.
tiring efforts along this line the new
tariffs of the Southern lines just is
sued shows Franklin as a station
where summer tourist fares now ap
ply. In other words those who now
desire to visit Franklin during the
summer may buy a round trip ticket
Sbod for a few months and at reduced
Mr. Gray deserves the thanks of
our citiens for righting an injustice
which has so long existed. - 1
Deer editor In my last letter I was
telling about some of the things we
have to enjoy these days, that we'd
never ' seen nor heard tell of in the
good-old-by-gone-days, and this' week
1 want t0 tel1 oft some more, jist to
' prove I that times hain't no harder
tl0w than they've all-ways bin. It
hain't all-together poverty that's
made it so hard fur us to keep soul
and body together,fur the last few
years. It's jist . because we spend so
much money fur so many things that
we no'd't need that we hain't able to
buy what few things we do need.
Why the people right here in Goose
Holler 'Spend more money in one
month fur candy, ice cream, soft
drinks, snuff, tobacco, face powders,
jist like you'd swat a fly and it'd pop
like a pop-gun and what was left in
the bottle when you got it to your
lips wasn't much of a sin to drink.
So I decided to risk one bottle of it,
sin or no sin. So that was my first
and last bottle fur several years fur
it was a long time before they got to
selling soft drinks, ice cream, face
powders and many other useless
things in Goose Holler.
You know all the farmers are so
distressed over the priice of their
produce (and it's discouraging), but
I want to give a few quotations from
the Nashville, Tenn,, market on
Aug. 15, 188S, jist 40 years ago. Beef
cattle 3.2S3.50, Hogs 34c. Wheat
75c. Corn 50c. Side meat'74c. Lard
7lAc Hams 89c.' Shoulders 53c.
Butter 810c. Eggs IVt. Young chick
ens 815c each. Hens 15c each. New
potatoes 40(fr50c iper arrel. Apples 5Q(Q
75c per barrel.
Now we all know the ' farmers of
Macon county- wasn't, getting as
truch fur their produce in 1885 as the
farmers who could sell in a large
town like Nashville, Tenn., but let us
compare some of the Nashville prices
of that day with the Franklin prices
of today. On our last chicken day
hens brought 24c per pound instead of
15c each. Eggs were 2025c per doz.
instead of 7c,; Com is $1.50 instead
of 50c. Side meat and Hams 30c in
stead of 78c- Shoulders 2025c
instead of 7k. But some will say
that don't prove that that times was
jist as hard then as now, because what
we had to buy then was so much
cheaper, that - you could get more
goods fur your produce than you can
now. Well ; let's see if that's so.
Then a 4 lb. hen would pay fur 1 lb.
coffee or VA lbs. sugar, now she pays
fur lbs coffee or 10 lbs. sugar.
Then 1 doz. Eggs would buy. 1 lb.
soda, now it'll buy S lbs. Then 1 lb.
side meat would , buy 1 lb. rice, now
it'll buy 4 lbs. Now I'm not claiming
that " times' is good fur the farmers
and that' we have no right to com
plain, but I do. think we complain too
much. It reminds me of the. man's
wife who was all-ways gruunting.
He got impatient one day and said he
thought she, suffered more than Was
realy necessary. '
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STATES JOIN IN
N. Buckner May Head Cam
paign to Raise Necessary
$50,000 For Smoky Moun
Knoxville, Tenn., June 6. Plans
were formulated for the organiza
tion of an association to be known as
the Smoky Mountain Conservation
Association, Incorporated, to pro
mote a campaign fro $50,000 to be
spent in deciding boundaries, making
surveys and obtain options and prop
erty to be used by the government for
a national park in the Smoky Moun
tains of East Tennessee and Western
v Eight thousand three hundred dol
lars of the amount was raised at the'
luncheon attended by local business
men, and promoted by. Knoxvil.le
bankers here yesterday.. The meet
ing was called after a letter addressed
to W. P. Davis, president of the
Smoky Mountain Conservation As
sociation, which has been promoting
the national park for the, Smoky
Mountains for the past two years,
from the council to select the boun
daries of the proposed parks in the
East which requested local authorities
to make preparations for the council
so that work might progress more
. A wire was dispatched immediate
ly following the meeting to N. Buck
ner, nationally known campaign man
ager, to conduct the campaign of the
$50,000 needed in formulating the .
papers needed by the deciding council.
Mr. Buckner is well known in North
Carolina. Col.' D. C. Chapman, vice
president of the assoiation, made a
short talk in 'which he brought out
the importance of directing tourists
through Ihis section of the country,
and to construct a road from Knox
ville to the North Carolina boundary
so as to make a shorter route to
Florida for Eastern tourists.
Col. Chapman also mentioned the
fact that unless action was taken im
mediately the giant balsam trees that
row cap crests of peaks of the Smoky
Mountains would be destroyed by
lumber companies. Asheville Citizen.
Trustees Hold Meeting
Cullowhee, N. C. The new Board
of trustees for the Cullowhee State.
Normal school recently appionted by
Governor McLean, met yesterday,
organized, and transacted an unusual
amount of business for a new board.
lAmong other matters of business
attended to were: the re-relection of
H. T. Hunter as president of the
.Normal; the election of certain other
members of the faculty; empowering
President Hunter . to complete the
faculty for 1925-26; provision for the
settlement of all controversies over
rights-of-way for the water system,
for taking over the hydro-electric
plant, for the improvement of the
grounds, securing the services of a
school physician; and so on.
Two of the oppointees on the new
board were not present at this meeing:
Messrs. Reuben Robertson, of Can
ton, and W. O. Dickerson, of Ruther
fordton. Those present were i Mrs.
Giles Cover, of Andrews and Mrs. J.
W. Pless, Sr., of Marion, and Messrs.
J.. G. K. McClure, Fairview, T. H.
STiipman, Brevard, Alex Moce',
Franklin, J. E. Coburn, Bryson City,
and Dr. J. N. Hill, . Murphy. Mrs.
Cover was elected temporary chair
man while Reuben Robertson, who
was not present, was made perman
ent chairman. The oath of office was
administered ' by John D. Norton,
Clerk of the Superior Court of Jack
Southern Bell To JBuild , .
Line To Dilbboro
General manager D, G. Stewart of
the local exchange Ins completed ar
rangements with the Southern" Bell
company by which that dompany will
build a line , from the. city limits of
Franklin to connect with long' distance
lines at Dillsboro. This will 'give us
direct connection to ' AsheviJIe and
Other points in the .western part of
the state ?nd will obviate the neces
sity of telephoning around a goodly
portion of the southern states " iii
order to reach points 20 n.llcs away. ,
It "u exacted that th- .: :t iv
ville ui!l be cooipletcd an-: :n opera-,
lion by the latter part t t July. , '
DEATH OF ALLMAN CHILD
The eighteen months old boy of
.Mr. and Mrs.: John Allman of Raleigh
died in that city last -Saturday, mom-1'
ing of Meningitis. The remains we,re
brotjht to Franklin and buried Sun
The sympathy of the community
is extended to th; bereaved family.; ...