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FRANKLIN, N. C, FRIDAY, AUGUST 27, 1926
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IDEA CRIME IS
""Go After Representative
Citizens," Harding Tells
brand Jury- Praise For
"Go after the representative citizens
who are law violators. If you do
your duty, you will break up some of
this law breakjng," Judge W. F.
Harding of Charlotte, told the grand
jury in his charge to that body here
Monday morning at the opening of
two weks of Macon county superior
court, ' ,
"Probably your leading citizens are
drinking," he said, pointing out that
-32 of the cases on the criminal docket
were on charges of, prohibition law
violation. "If you didn't have folks
-above the average to drink it, you
wouldn't have folks below the aver
age to make it and sell it."
Judge Harding deplored what he
said were two of the most dangerous
tendencies in American life today.
One, he said, is the" notion that we
have done no wrong if we don't get
caught;" the other, the tendency to
disregard the oath administered wit
nesses in the courts of the land.
Judge Harding especially urged the
grand' jury to bring in bills of indict
ment in cases where there was evi
dence of perjury; violating the com
pulsory school law; and in eases of
selling cigarettes to boys under 17
years of age.
Macon county came in for un
stinted praise from the jurist for the
Jlact that not one of the first 18 men
drawn for grand jury duty offered
an objection. Grand jury duty, he
'said, may be "the finest service a
man can render his state, a real God
fearing American service. I feel like
congratulating the county that, it has
such a citizenship . that not one of
the first 18 men drawn for jury duty
offered an excuse. It is unusual."
It is a custom today, Judge Hard
ing said, for men to be divided into
two classes: those below the average
in intelligence, education and mqra,l
sense; and those above the average.
"We have had a notion that the
man below the average is the law
breaker4 It is a mistaken idea. He
is the man who is doing what you
and I set the example for."
People have a desire to see the
laws enforced that do notf interfere
"with their personal convenience or
desires, Judge Harding declared; and
lie gave numerous examples. He men
tioned the failure to observe the rail
road crossing stop law. It is not the
criminal who breaks this law, he de--clared,
but the outstanding citizen.
That citizen wonders why someone
steals his chickens or his pig; he be
comes indignant over it.
"He doesn't have to steal, but he
set the example for the man who
A banker, a deacon in his church
and a leader in his community, Judge
Harding said, recently deplored the
failure of the courts to enforce the
prohibition law, and wondered when
it would be enforced: Judge Hard
ing said he answered him that, when
bankers ceased breaking the law
against usury, probably it would be
possibe to dissuade the bootleggers
from breaking the prohibition law.
"The same . law that says thou
shalt not sell liquor prohibits the
lending of money at more than six
percent," declared Judge Harding.
"It is the subtle influcne of the re
spectable man" who violates tbx law
that is responsible for the law break
ing of the man unable to distinguish
between the major and minor crimes.
The idea that one may violate the
laws that interfere with his personal
convenience was" characterized as the
"riost dami(able- propaganda."
"The man who obeys the laws,
whether there is .a policeman there
or not, is the only 100 percent Amer
ican. 'The world is growing better. Boys
and girls of today are better than
boys and girls of another generation.
The younger generation is interpret
ing life differently from the way we'
id that is all. We must so direct
our courts and schools stnd churches
to interpret life in terms of the day
in which we live. I am for the boy
and girl of today, so long as they
obey the laws."
Much of the law violation of youth
ful offenders was attributed by the
Judge to the "romance of youth"
the desire to do something nobody
else has done. "We must direct these
impulses, and that will have to be
done ia the Sunday school, the pritrf-
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FOR ROAD MEET
Notables of Two States to
Attend Invitations Ex
tended Georgia Towns To
Plans are rapidly being whipped
into shape for the big highway cele
bration here September 15, when
North Carolinians and Georgians, will
celebrate the opneing', of the Dills-boro-Franklin
highway, the connect
ing link in the Asheville-Franklin-Atlanta
The program as tentatively formed
remains unchanged, except as to de
tails. The acceptances of other offi
cials invited to speak here' have been
received. Among the number are
Frank Page, chairman of the State
Highway Commission, and J. G. Stike
leather, ninth district highway com
missioner. Colonel Wade Harris of
the Charlotte Observer has signified
his intention of being present. The
News and Observer and the Atlanta
Constitution will each have repre
sentatives here it is understood, and
other leading dailies are expected to
John N. Holder, highwty commis
sioner of Georgia, and other Georgia
officials have been invited to take pirt
in the motorcade program.
The celebration, the committee
states, has three principal objects:
Establishment of acquaintance be
tween the people of the sections
covered by the Asheville-Franklin-
Atlanta Highway; early hard surfac
ing of these sections of! the Georgia
highway not yet paved; and the
formation of an inter-city organiza-.
tion of some kind to put and keep
the route in the minds of the mbtor
ists of Eastern America, as the logi
cal route from . southeast to north-.,
The route from Atlanta to Ashe
ville, via Franklin, it is pointed out,
is not only 32 miles shorter than any
other between Asheville and Atlanta;
it is scenically one of the most re
markable in the Southern Highlands;
and, passing, as it does, through
,Rabun Gap, the lowest place in the
Blue Ridge, it is the logical way for
travel from southeast to northwest,
and vice versa, to pass.
The North Carolina celebration
committee met here the latter part of
last week with Mayor W. G. Mealcr
of Gainesville, and H. H. Estes, of the
Piedmont Air Line highway asso
ciation, and the details of the coming
celtbration were discussed with
these Georgians, who promised their
cooperation in bringing the Georgia
delegations and officials. Since that
time all the towns from Franklin to
Cornelia have been personally visited
and invitations extended officials and
motorists to take part in the cele
bration and the motorcade from the'
State line to Asheville.
ary department of the day schol, and
in the home."
The grand jury was advised not to
waste time with minor cases of gamb
ling; instances of a negro shooting
craps, or a boy playing poker "there
is too much high class gambling, by
your otherwise respectable citizens.
I don't mean to be personal to
Franklin, but that is true of. the
Like every visitor to Franklin and
this county who formerly has come
here via Dillsboro, Judge Harding
commented upon the road from Dills
boro to Franklin, and declared that
ten years ago, when he first came over
it, he declared he would never travel
it again and he had not until Mon
day, when he found it "like, a pave
ment on the best city streets. v
In the course of his charge, Judge
Harding repeated what he said he
had stated in. every court he had held
for years that he had yet to see a
boy or girl offender who had attended
Sunday school regularly, and whose
father attended with him.
Of the cases on the docket when
court opened, 32 were for violation
of the prohibition law; 10 assault
with deadly weapon; 8 carrying con
cealed weapons ; 3 abandonment ; ; 3
larceny; 2 driving a car without
licenses, and one each of other of
fenses. The eighteen grand jurors chosen
were: R. M. Houston, George Wil
liamson, J. M, Rhodes, J. R. Norris,
J, M. Brown, A. R. Sanders, E. M.
Harrison, T. G. Corbin, Oscar Car
penter, E. F. Horn, Burt Oliver, J. Q.
Hedden, G. C. Smith, W. M. Cleve
and, R. L. Hale, I. V. Ramsey, A. L.
Leach, and Ray N. Moses. Mr. Moses
was appointed foreman by Superior
Court Clerk Frank L Murray. ;
PROGRAM AUG. 30
Jugo-Slavian Musicians To
Open Three-Day Program
The Radcliffe Chautauqua will' open
a three-day program here next Mon
day afternoon,, when the Elias Tarn.
buritza Serenaders, composed of four
musicians from JugoSlavia .will give
On the same afternoon, W. C. Mc
CuHough will deliver a lecture, on
"Untitled Corners." Mr. McCullough
will open the evening performance
Monday with a lecture. His subject
at night will be "The Thinker." Fol
lowing the evening lecture the Sere
naders will appear again.
Jugo-Slavia, whence the serena
ders come, is a little country lying on
the Balkan Peninsula, east of Italy,
south of Hungary, west of Roumania
and Bulgaria, and north of . Greece,
with a population of about twelve
million people. It is composed mostly
of Serbs, Croates and Slovenes. Most
of Jugo-Slavia was formerly a part
of the old Austrian Empire, and its
freedom was a direct result of the
world war. ' .
The Tamburitza has been , the
household musical instrument . of the
Jugo-Slavs for generations. It is
something similar to our mandolin or
guitar, but it has much more sweet
ness of tone, and is well adaped to
orchestra work. It is said to have
been invented by shepherds as they
tended their flocks on the Balkan
With Mr. Elias will be his two
children, Martha and Charles, Jr..
both graduates of high schools in
this country, and very clever musi
cians and entertainers. Mr. Nickola
Krznarich plays the Berdo, which
corresponds to the string bass of
They will appear ' in their native
costumes, and in addition to featur
ing their own native music, they will
give many standard, popular and
classical selections of our own music.
On Tuesday, August 31,. the Theo
dore Knox concert party will appear
at the afternoon and evening per
formances, and W. R. Cady will be
the lecturer. Mr. Cady will discuss
"Prodigal America" in -the afternoon
and bis subject at night will be "The
On Wednesday, September ' 1, the
last day of the chautauqua, the
Dietrics will present mystery, magic
and music. The lecturer will be
Charles A. Herr. His subject at the
afternoon performance will be "The
Fireside," and at night he will discuss
Season tickets, that cost slightly
more than admittance to three of the
six performances, have already gone
on sale. They may be procured at
Smith's Drug : Store, the Franklin
Pharmacy or the Franklin Press
The performances will be given in
a tent on the town lot, near the Bap-
tist church, at 2:30
and 8:00 at night.
in the afternoon
Methodism , in Franklin among the
colored people is still on the progres
sive march. .
We, are happy, to say that we are
holding service in our new, church
just one-half mile from the coloren
school building. '
Sunday, August 29, the Rev. H. C.
Gannaway, of Atlanta, Ga., wi'H be
with us to help us in our annual re
vival meeting. Brother Gannaway
is at present a student in Gammon
Theological Seminary Atlanta. He
is -a strong gospel preacher and a
wonderful singer. lie is a member
of "The Gammon Harmony l'our.
He has appeard before the leading
white people of Atlanta. We invite
you to hear him preach and sing.
Sepcial seats will be arranged for
our white friends who may wish to
come out and hear the good old time
; J. B. MEEKINS, Minister,
New Agent in Rabun
H. Y. Cook, of near Atlanta, has
been employed as county agent for
Rabun county, Georgia. He and
County Agent Arrendale of this
county, are making plans for cooper
ation of their two offices, and, as far
as possible, of the farmers of the two
counties, which adjoin, Mr. Arrendale
said this week.
Reconstruction by the Forest Ser
vice of the road from near Dillard to
Highlands was begun last week, it
was learned from R. W. Shields
iorest supervisor, it is planned to
construct a good year-round road
Mr. Shields said.
The road starts about two miles
from Dillard. On the first three miles
a crushed rock surface road will be
constructed. The remainder of .the
road will be put in condition, Mr.
Shields said. The last six mies. of
the rc(ad at the Highlands end was
reconstrdcted by the forest service
some years ago.
A camp has already been built
and work is underway. The road
work-which is expected to sost
$17,000 or $18,000, will probably not
be completed earlier than next spring.
Attracted to Franklin by
Pictures in Magazine
The scenery in and around Frank
lin, as pictured in Country Life in
America, is so attractive that the city
clerk of one of Florida's most fash
ionable resorts desires to spend his
vacation here, according to a letter
formhiin received by Fank L. Bry
son, city clerk.
Since the letter was not written
for publication, Mr. Bryson asked
that the name of the writer not be
. The letter follows:
"I have been so impressed' with
pictures of scenery, about Franklin,
as contained in country ute in
America, that I am looking forward
to seeing your town on my vacation
the end of this month.
"I would appreciate your sending
me any road maps or general infor
mation which your Board of Trade
may have on hand."
Republican Weekly to Be
Established in Asheville
The "Blue Ridge Republican," a
weekly organ for, and in the interests
of the Republican party in Western
North Carolina, will make its first ap
pearance Friday, September 3 it has
just been announced from Asheville,
by Hubert F. Lee, Asheville news
paper man ,who will be editor and
The new publication will take an
active part in the congressional and
county elections in the tenth district
during the next two months, it is said.
' The paper will be of standard size,
eight pages of eight columns each will
be published every Friday in Ashe
ville. Mr. Lee himself is heavily in
terested financially and states that the
new venture is amply financed to be
come a permanent institution.
Maxwell School '
The Cartoogcchaye Maxwell school
opened last Monday, August 23.
The Poplar Cove school children
are being brought down to the Car
toogcchaye school this year by truck
and the tenth and eleventh grade
pupils in the community will be sent
to the Franklin school.
Teachers this year arc: Miss Inez
McRae, Mount Vernon, Ga., princi
pal; Miss Nannie Moore, of this
county, assistant principal; Miss Am
anda Slaglc of this county, assistant
in high scnooi; ana grammar graae
teachers: Miss Margaret Dowdle of.
this county; .and Misses Ruby and
Mary1Griffithof Liberty. S.C. j
Summer Trains to Be
Taken Off September 6j
The morning train out of Franklin
and evening incoming train will -be ,
discontinued for the. season after Sun
day,, September 5, according to an
announcement received here this week
from th Cornelia office of J. F. Gray,
receiver for the Tallulah Falls Rail
way Company. This will leave only
one incoming and one outgoing train
for the town during ' the winter
months, as has been the practice if
"In accordance with authorization
of Georgia Public Service Commis
sion," the announcement reads, "Tal
lulah Falls Railway trains Nos. 3
and 4 will be discontinued after Sun
day September 5, 1926.
Mr. Ashe Unhurt
Friends of Oscar W. Ashe have
learned with pleasure that he wa3
unhurt when the train, on which he
was brakeman was wrecked near
Lyle, Washington. A fireman was
killed in the wreck and the engineer
Jim Palmer Convicted of
Violating Prohibition Law
While Acting Deputy-r-No
Jim Palmer, frequently acting
deputy sheriff, was convicted of vio
lating the prohibition laws by a
jury in, Macon county Superior Court
Wednesday. At . , noon yesterday,
(Thursday), Judge W. F. Harding
presiding, had not imposed sentence.
Palmer's conviction came, as the
sequel to the disappearance from a
liquor car of a, gallon of whiskey
early in August. Palmer, as acting
deputy sheriff, helped to capture the
car., The gallon of liquor disappeared
as the car was being taken to jail,
testimony offered at the trial showed.
The case has excited wide atentioa
and apparently gave the jury con
siderable trouble, as it got the case
on luesday atternoon, and did not
report a verdict until the following
Another case that created interest
was that in which Joe ahaltz was
charged with resisting an officer, the
charge growing out of an encounter
he had on the streets here Tuesday
night with R. M. Coffey, policemau.
He drew six months.
The only other road sentences that
had been imposed up to Thursday
noon were those on Major Stanley,
four months for possessing and trans
porting whiskey; and Joseph Young,
who got sixty days for an assault on
a woman ,
Other cases disposed of follow:
Fred Davis who pleaded guilty to
carrying a concealed weapon. He
drew a fine of $50 and the cost, and
the pistol was ordered destroyed.
Fred Arnold, retailing; not guilty.
Wayne Walker and Isaac Gibsoi,
possessing and transporting liquor,
fines each of $250 and the cost; the
fines to be paid $10 a month; and to
show good behavior each month.
Wayne Walker, carrying a con
cealed weapon, pleaded guilty, $50
Grey Meadows,, seduction, judgment
suspended on payment of the costs,
the defendant having married v the
woman. , .
J. M. York, transporting and pos
sessing liquor, $250 and the cost, the
fine to be paid $10 per month. He
must show good behavior each month.
J. P. Stanley, possessing and trans
porting liquor. Pleaded guilty. A
suspended sentence of eight months,
and a fine of $50 and the cost. He
must show good behavior over a
Charlie Kinsland, possessing and
transporting whiskey; judgment sus
pended on nayment of the cost
Thad Tallent, store breaking. Sus
pended judgment on payment of the
cost and $30 to apply on the goods
taken from G. C. Stamey. He must
show good behavior over a two-year
W. L. Talley, transporting and pos
sessing liquor, a six months road sen
tence suspended on payment of the
cost, contingent upon his showing
good behavior for two years.
Earl Crunkleton and Norman Reece
pleaded guilty to transporting and pos- ;
sessmg liquor. Crunkleton was fined
$50 and half the cost. Reece was let
off with pa-yment of half the cost;
they must show good behavior for two
years.-In the same case, the charges
against Joe Reece and C. E. Haney
were non-suited at the solicitor's re
quest. WHev Sellers and E. J. Buchanan.
transporting and possessing, each $50
and 'the cost
Joe Hopper, .Mice Hopper, and U.
J. Holder, changing the mark of stock,
Dewey Duffey. retailing, hot guilty.
Carrying concerned weapon, $50 and
R. L. Williams, retailing, not . guilty.
Fred Hedden, drunkenness and car
rying concealed weapon, $75 and the
COSt. ;-.' '
General Byrd and Homer Taylor,
an affray. Taylor, $50 and the cost;
Byrd, suspended on payment of the
In the following cases, the defend
ants had plead guilty or been con
victed, but sentence had not been
John Tyler, drunkenness and re
tailing; Robert Hopkins retailing;
Hubert Stanley, assault with a deadly
weapon; Fred Stiwinters, assault with
a deadly weapon; Charlie Southards
A large number of cases were cou-