FRANKLIN, N. C, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 28, 1926
TO BE NAMED BY
Macon Voters Will Cast Bal
lots At; 12 Township Pol
ling 1 iaces From 7 To
1IST OF CANDIDATES
For U. S. Senator, Congressman,
Corporation Commissioner, Supreme
and Superior Court Judges, State
Senator, Solicitor, and County
On next Tuesday, November 2, the
voters of the United States will go
to the polls for the off-year election
of public officials. , One-third of the
United States Senators and all the
Congressmen will be elected at that
In this county, the voters will cast
ballots for one United States Senator,
one Congressman, one corporation
commissioner, one chief justice of the
State S""' ;me Court, thri associate
judges, 11 Superior court judges, one
State senator, and one solicitor.:
In addition, the following county
officials are to be chosen : represen
tative; clerk of the Superior court;
sheriff; register of deeds; coroner;
surveyor ; three county commissioners ;
and township officials.
The 12 polling places in this county
one in each township will be open
from sunrise to sunset,roughly speak
ing, from 7:00 a. m. to 5:3(1 p. m,
Following is a list of the candidates
to be voted upon by Macon county
citizens, the initials "D" and "R" op
posite , each name designating their
party affiliation that is, Democratic
For United States Senator: Lee S.
Overman (D) Johnson J. Hayesj(R).
For Congress, tenth district:' Zebu
Ion Weaver (D); R. Kenneth Smath
For Corporation Commissioner: Al
len J. Maxwell (D); Joseph J. Jen
For Chief . Justice of the Supreme
Court : Walter P. Stacy (D) J. J.
Britt (R) ...
For Associate, Justice of the . Su
preme Court (three to be chosen):
Heriot Clarkson (D), W. J. Drogdcn
D), and William J. Adams (D);
Herbert F. Seawell (R) and H. R.
, Fot1 Judge Superior Court, third
district : Garland E. Midyette (D);
Thurston T. Hicks (R).
For Judge Superior Court, fourth
district: Frank A. Daniels (D); E. L.
Ciavin. (R). . .
For Judge Superior Court, fifth dis
trict: R.' A. Nunn (D). '
For Judge Superior Court, seventk
district: W. C. Harris (D) ; Willis
G. Briggs (R).
For Judge Superior Court, . elev
cnth district: Raymond G. Parker
D); Leland Stanford (R).
For Judge Superior Court, thir
teenth district: A. M. Stack (D).
For Judge Superior Court, fifteenth
district: J. M. Oglesby (D); John L.
For Judge Superior Court, seven
teenth district: Thomas B. Finley
D); Wade Reavis (R).
For Judge Superior Court, eigh
teenth district s MichaeUSchenk (D),
For Judge! Superior Court, nine
teenth district: P. A. McElroy (D) ;
Joseph F. Ford (R).
For Judge Superior . Court, twen
tieth district: Walter E. Moore (D);
14. D. Sisk (R).
For Solicitor, twentieth district :
Grover C. Davis (D).
For State Senator, thirty-third dis
trict: Robert J. " Roane (D) ; Henry
G. Robertson (R).
' For Representative: James A. Por
, ter (D): Alvin Solesbee (R).
For Clerk Superior Court: Frank
I. Murray (D); John C. Ferguson
For Sheriff: Charles L. Ingram
(D); George M. Bulgin (R).
For Register of Deeds : Horace J.
Hurst (D). , ...
For Coroner : J. J. Conley (D) ;
K .M. Shook (R).
. For Surveyor: JohnH. Dalton (D);
J. L. Sanders (R). i
For County' Commissioner, (three
to be chosen) : C. R. Cabe (D), C. L.
Garner (D), and PorterPierson (D);
II. D. Dean (R), Charles H. Mc
Clure (R), and John E. Rickman (R).
CLOSE OCT. 31
"That come should be rich
shows that others may become
rich, and hence is just encour
agement to industry and enter
prise. Let not him who is
homeless pull down the house
of another, but let him work
diligently and build one for
himself, thus by example assur
ing that his own shall be safe
from violence when it is built."
That is what Abraham Lincoln
thought of wealth, thrift, and home
ownership the things which the
Building and Loan Associations of
the country seek to encourage.
How this organization, for thrift
and saving can be used by them to
pay for a college education is the
question that boys and girls of Ma
con county have been giving careful
The Essay Contest, on the subject:
"How I Can Use the Building and
Loan to Pay for a College Educa
tion," will close the last day of this
month Sunday at midnight.. Essays
not received at the Building and Loan
office by that time, or which are not
postmarked earlier than that hour,
will be too late to be considered by
The Building and Loan officers are
reminding interested youngsters that
they have only two mor,e days in
which to write their essays, and get
them .entered in the contest, and
warning those who are a bit discour
aged not to fail to enter their essays
simply because they appear to be im
perfectfor every other contestant
feels the same way. And the rrankhn
Press management is reminding con
testants, on its part, that they must
qualify in order to participate in the
$25 in cash offered by the paper.'
The list of prizes, the rules, and
details of ' the . contest are re-printed
elsewhere for .the benefit of those
who wish to re-read the offer.
Judges' of the contest are expected
to begin work Monday on grading
the essays, and it is hoped that the
names of the winners can be an
nounced in next week's issue of the
paper. Whether or not this will be
possible will depend upon how long
it takes the judges to determine the
winners, Building and Loan officials
Harley Sorrels, 35 years old, found
dead on the Wautauga Creek road
near, here last Friday, died of suffo
cation due to dust from the road
getting into his mouth and lungs,
said a coroner's verdict rendered here
in the afternoon.
Dr. S. H. Lyle who made an ex
amination of the body at the request
of the coroner, reported that this
was the cause of death.
Sorrels, who was driving an ox
team hitched to a wagon, apparently
fell out of the wagon in an epileptic
fit, the physician said. He held on
to , the lines and the oxen dragged
him a short distance. His mouth and
nose became filled with dust and
lying face downward in the road he
was smothered to death. '
Marks were found . on the body.
These, it was believed, were sus
tained when , he struck stones in the
road. The ox team was standing
nearby when the body was found.
All the Democratic nominees ap
pearing on this county's ticket are
candidates for re-election with the
exception of W. C. Harris, Raymond
G. Parker, and Walter E. Moore,
candidates for Superior court judge
in the seventh, eleventh, and twen
tieth districts, respectively, James A.
Porter, candidate for representative;
and C. L. Garner, cadidate for
The only Republican candidate
standing for re-election is Henry G.
Robertson, candidate for State Sen
ator from this, district.
The Republican party has no can
didates in opposition -to William J.
Adams, for Associate Justice" of, the
Supreme Court ; .R. A. Nunn, for Su
perior court judge, fifth district; A
M. Stack, for Superior court judge,
thirteenth district; Michael Schenk,
for Superior court judge, eighteenth
district; Grover C. Davis, for solicitor
twentieth district; and Horace J.
Hurst, for register of deeds.
The Australian ballot system will
be .in use in the elections throughout
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Franldin On Route Of Smolcy
Mountain Air Line Highway
Franklin is on the route of the
proposed new Great Smoky jMoun
tain Air Line Highway, shown above,
a direct route between Detroit and
Jacksonville, passing through the
Great Smoky Mountain Park. '
The project is being sponsored by
the Knoxville Automobile Club and
organizations in other cities along the
The principal advantages of the
route, according to the Knoxville
Journal are : "first; that it is the
most direct route between the north
and south, splitting the two present
used highways in the middle, and
saving 130 miles between Cincinnati
and Jacksonville. Second, is the fact
that it passes through the National
Park and will offer scenic attractions
which are unequaled in Eastern
"This alone," continues . the Journal,
"would justify the trip, even though
the route were as long or longer
than the present used routes, and
with the possible saving of-130 miles
it will undoubtedly attract thousands
of motorists from , every section of
the United States?
The route JjtW Tennessee will be
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via the Indian Gap, at an altitude of
5200 feet, .and an actual guarantee of
the construction of the Indian Gap
highway has been the only factor
that has delayed the promotion of
the project, the Journal says.
"This, howover, has now been taken
care of, and the State Highway de
partment will begin construction of
this section of the road in the early
spring of 1927.
; "Much literature describing the ad
vantages of this route will be printed
and distributed, and a complete sur
vey of the actual conditions of the
present road bed will be made, as
well as an analysis of conditions sur
rounding the opportunities for im
mediate improvement of the highway.
The Knoxville organization pro
moting the project has been tendered
th'e whole-hearted co-operation of the
Franklin Chamber of Commerce. ,.
THE NEXT THING TO IT
Officer r Your honor, the bull pup
has gone and chewed up the Bible.
Judge : Well, have the prisoner
kiss the bull pup we can't wait
around here Na week for another
THIS COUNTY TO
Officials Considering Trans
fer of J. V. Arrendale
Another Western County
On a visit here recently of Dis
trict Agent John W. Goodman, it was
earned that he is considering the
transfer of County Agent Arrendale
to another western county of the
State where his wide experience can
be used to great advantage in devel
oping a dairy and poultry program.
According to Mr. Goodman 'vtbis no
doubt will mean that -the Stt, and
tederal tunds now used to pay JVFc. Ar-
rendale's salary will be transfcrr to
the county where he goes. Should
such prove to be the case, Mr. r- .
rendale's transfer will leave Macbu !
county without a county agent, as tap
county will probably be unable to pay .
ine enure salary oi a county agent, v
The Franklin League of Women
Voters has submitted to the candi
dates for representative from this
county, and for county commissioner,
questionaires. The questions asked
the two candidates for representative
"1. In order to complete State high
way project No. 28, would you favor,'
reloaning to the State, as soon af
they become available, the funds now
loaned the State, if county aid is
"2. Are you in favor of building a
new courthouse and jail as soon as
"3. Are. you in favor of signifying
jour approval of our efficient, con
solidated school system by retaining
in office the county school board, as
recommended by . the Democratic
"4. Are you in favor of maintain-;
ing the present efficient county audit
"5. Do you favor placing the county
officers on a salary basis?
"6. Are you , in favor of the bills
sponsored by the Legislative Council
of North Carolina Women, as follows :
"(a) State-wide , Australian ..... ballot
"(b) A law limiting the working
day of children under 16 to 8 hours
in industrial and mercantile pursuits.
"(c) The establishment of a farmi
prison for women offenders older
than those received at Samarcand.
. "(d) Two weeks' notice before mar
riage. "(e) Taking over by the State of
the reformatory for colored girls ?
The questionaire addressed to each
of the six candidates for county com-. ;.
missioner embraces questions 1, 2,
and 4 in the questionaire; sent the
candidates for. representative, and the
two following additional questions': "
"Do you favo,r continuing the office
of county agent?
"Arc you in favor of securing the
services - of a home demonstration,
This Must Be the
Daddy of 'Em All
P. N. Moses, of ' Ellijay was ia
Franklin Monday exhibiting a biff
yellow object weighing 1 pound and
14 ounces. It is getting along toward
Hallowe'en and several small boys
tried to buv t! in nhirrt whirti thpv
believed was a ' punkin". It appeared
so to the sight, but one s olfactory
nerves told . a different story. What
was it ? You've guessed it. An
apple. Before Mr. Moses arrived on
the scene the largest apple so far
broueht to town this season wpicW.1
only 1 pound, 14 ounces.
P. T. A. Hallowe'en Party
The Parent-Teacher Association will
give a ' Hallowe'en party Saturday
evening, October 30, at the school
house. The tickets, which are only
10 'cents will entitle the holders to
refreshments and to participate in all
the games and stunts. There will be
a small charge for fortunes told by
Everybody is asked to -come." There
will be games for the little folks and
games and stunts for the daddies and
mothers. Conic and have a good