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FRANKLIN, N. C, THURSDAY DECEMBER 2, 1926.
ROD & GUN CLUB
MAKES DEAL FOR
New York Men to Erect a
Club House, Construct a
Golf Course, Dam, Tennis
Court Work Underway
Announcement has been made of
the completion of a deal between the
Onteora Rod and Gun Club and
Vladimir D. Almazov, joint owner of
the Onteora Estates, located fiv
miles .west of Franklin, which looks
to the development of the property
by New York capitalists as a hunt
ing and -fishing preserve..
Officials of the club believe that
the hunting and fishing in this
country, the beauty of the mountains,
and the developments to be made,
will attract many prominent people
from New York and other northern
The club is already at work devel
oping the property, and a compre
hensive advertising campaign has been
hrcmn Mnrp than $20.(XX) has alreadv
teen spent in advertising, club officials
say, all. of this advertising carrying
prominently the words, rraniciin,
North Carolina," thus advertising the
Plans call for the erection of a
Timtnn(liiii anrl attractive lop cabin
club house, construction of a lake, a
golf course, tennis court, etc. A torce
of twenty-five, or thirty men are at
work on the property now.
Each member of the club will be
provided with a log cabin, garage,
and one acre of ground, according to
Under the terms of the agreement,
ia anrwiunrpH hv Mr ' Alma70V. ihe
has leased the club 200 acres for five
years. If, at the end of hve years,
it has secured 250 members, he will
AppA t1i nrnnnrtv to the organization.
Initiation fee of $2000 entitles the
member to all the privileges ot tne
Inh fnr one vear. and navs for the
construction of the cabin and garage
and tor one acre ot ground.
A fi-arrp lake is to he constructed
on the property within two years,
under the terms ot trie agreement
Ttiia (A nrrps also becomes the nroo-
rty of the club at the end of the
Mr Almnynv who receives a nor-
tion of the initial payment by club
members, agrees on his part to con
struct the cabins of native logs grow
ing on the property, and to build a
road around ,the lake.
The one-room log cabin on the
property is being enlarged into an
eight-room log house, "Chickadee
Cabin," the club house. It will have
private baths and other conveniences.
Men' 'are already at work on the
property building tennis courts, con
structing an 18-hole golf course, mak
ing provision for trap shooting, and
TVip announcement follows the re-
cent visit here of Henry Dale, Jr.,
Herbert W. OramDow. uaie u rai-
rson, and Mrs. trances rs. tucnaras,
of New York. Mr. Dale is prcsi
t of tnp rliih, Mr. Grambow vice-
:siden and - treasurer, and ' .Mrs.
UhirAa crrretarv. The board of
Lpmnrc is' comnosed of these four.
L Almanv. Miss Sonhic Albert, of
"ranklin. and Norman. T. .Griffin, of
New i one. ......
rnnipj of the club s booklet, just
rerrvfA here, are attractive and pro
fusely illustrated with views of the
mountains and streams near franklin.
"Quail, partridge, pheasant, wild
turkey and duck, deer, rabbit, 'possum
;id raccoon, fox and . even bear al
most every member of the furry tribe
,ind feathered flocks is1 found here,"
;ays the booklet, referring to the
hunting in this section; "while the
waterways abound with trout, bass
The Onteora Estates, to be devel
oped by the Onteora Rod and Gun
rinVi ; arc located five miles west of
i Franklin on highway No. 28, on Mill
yM . t . i.' i. ...:n r :t. f-
vjveeK, wnicn wm iuhumi waivi iui
tlielake. The property has an ele
vation of from 2200 to 4000 feet and
is in a section of the county that
perhaps furnishes as remarkable a
variety of scenic beauty as may be
found anywhere in this end of the
iState. ", '
.' LEAGUE MEETING
A meeting of the Franklin League
-of Women Voters is announced by
Mrs. W. N. Sloan, president of the
.organization, for 3:30 this (Thursday)
afternoon. The meeting will be held
at the office of Frank I. Murray,
clerk of the Suoerior court. It will
3bc a business meeting.
Macon is Poison to
The Rum Runners
The fourth , automobile containing
liquor to be captured here in the
course of two weeks was. taken by
Chief of Police Coffey four miles
south of Franklin on highway No.
286, about daylight Friday morning,
the officer reported.
This particular car, a : new Ford
touring, as a matter of fact contained
no liquor, but the officer found the
beverage in a brush pile just off the
road three gallons. ; He had an idea,
he said, that more was hidden nearby
but he was unable to locate it, if
there was more.
He found the car on the side of
the road unoccupied.
A man living nearby reported that
it had been vacated by three men,
shortly before Mr.' Coffey arrived, and
that these same men, after he had
left, inquired if the officer had found
any liquor. Upon being informed that
he had, according to the report made
the officer, they immediately departed.
The car was headed toward Frank
lin. ' , ,
This makes a total of 100 gallons of
whiskey captured here in a fortnight.
The other three cars taken had 50,
46, and one and one-fourth each; re
spectively. Chief Captures 105 Gallons
A Hudson coach, packed with .105
gallons of liquor, in one-gallon cans,
was the capture made by Chief of
Police R. M. Coffey, assisted by
Deputy Sheriffs Frank Norton and
Raleigh Norris and Street Cleaner
Arthur Pannell, Sunday morning at
about 2 o'clock. The capture was
made near the foot of Co wee moun
tain. After an exchange of several shots
the three - rum runners made good
their get-away. '
They left their hats,'" a coat, and a
gun belonging to one of the party
was found next morning in the woods
near the road. The car and liquor
were brought to Franklin, and the
Sunday morning tranquility was vio
lently disturbed by the odor of liquor
as the 105 gallons was poured out in
The officers had the highway par
tially v blocked, they said, and when
the rum runners attempted to go
around them, Mr. Coffey called to
them that they were about to kill
themselves. The men then opened
the doors of the car and made a
quick exit over the bluff on the side
of the road, according to the Chief.
The exchange of several shots fol
lowed,' no one being hit, so far as
could be learned.
The whiskey was packed in the
rear of the car, the back seat having
been taken out, and a bed quilt was
thrown over it. In the car were
found motor licenses of three States,
Florida, Georgia and South Carolina,
while the car bore a North Carolina
tag. --""-' "
Two cars that got by the officers
just ahead of the Hudson were also
loaded with whiskey, in the opinion of
the officers, but they were unable to
Macon Banks Flourishing
Macon county's bank resources
total well over three-quarters of a
million dollars, current statements of
the three banks in the county show.
The exact figure is $767,404.03..
The resources of the . Bank of
Franklin, the county's oldest banking
institution are shown to be $529,330
.79. Those of the Highlands Bank
the second largest bank in the county,
arc $131,403.44. And the Citizens
Bank, at Franklin, has resources of
The combined capital stock of the
three institutions is $79,700.00, or just
slightly less than 10 percent of the
"The deposits subject " to ch'ecV'total
$229,863.24, and those on time certi
ficates run almost as high, $263,330.91.
Other Court Cases
A list of those cases disposed of
last week in Macon county Superior
court and not published in last week's
issue of the Press, follows : .
Steve Duvall, who pleaded guilty to
a charge of disturbing religious wor
ship, was fined $40 and the cost.
C. L. Williams drew a suspended
sentence and a fine of $50 and the
costs, conditional upon his not , driv
ing an automobile for 12 months. He
plead guilty to a charge of driving
Frank Shockley and Floyd Rogers,
affray, $50 each and half the cost. ,
Frank Shockley and Floyd Rogers,
retailing, $50 each. ,
Frank Shockley, carrying "concealed
weapon, a suspended sentence, con
dition upon his payment of, a fine of
$50 and the cost and appearing in
person at each criminal terrfi of Ma
con county Superior court nor two
vears to show good behavior.
Pearl Passmore, setting fire to
woods, $50 and the cost.
Thanksgiving Program is a
Great Success Wins the
Games From Owenby and
By RAY N. MOSES
"On the afternon of Thanksgiving
Day, a basketball team composed of
pupils from the Owenby and Fairview
schools . came to Higdonville for a
game against the Higdonville school
team. It was the first match ever
played by either team. Three of the
Higdonville boys were larger than
their opponents and the game was
won by Higdonville, the score . being
16 to 4.
After the game it was expected,
that Mr. J. P. Jarrett, of Franklin
would deliver a lecture on his journey
to Palestine. As he was suffering
from a cold, his son, Mr. J. N. Jar
rett, of Asheville, who accompanied
his father on the Palestinian journey,
delivered the address. It, was asource
of pleasure- and profit to all who had
the pleasure to hear it. We arc
heartily grateful . to Mr. Jarrett for
his fine speech.
t nigiu an entertainment was
givecn, consisting of music by Mr.
James Corbin and the Young brothers;
quartette singing by Messrs Fred and
Walter Yriung, Roy Berry and Mrs.
Fred Mincy; singing by the primary
pupils; declamation by Mr. Lester
Fore; a play entitled VTcasing Aunt
Chloe ;" and another, "The M irth
Prov6king Schoolroom," were given
by the grammar grade and adult
pupils. By means of a guess cake,
box -supper, and cake for the prettiest
girl, the sum of $89 was raised. The
larger part of this sum is to be spent
for painting the school house. The
pretty girl's cake was won by Miss
The plays were declared to have
been especially enjoyable by a number
of the spoctators. The way the peo
ple of the neighborhood co-operated
to make the entertainment successful
showed as fine a community spirit as
one is likely to find anywhere.
Other things which Higdonville
school has done this year are: the
installing of a new water supply
which cost nearly four hundred dol
lars; building a basketball court, pur
chase of seventy new volumes for the
school library,' and it was a Higdon
ville pupil, Miss Jessie Higdon, who
won fourth prize in the B & L
Essay contest the only prize won by
anyone outside the Franklin school.
jority Votes Will
kibVl BAAIAAl. iVIIU
Mayor Dean Sisk states that in his
opinion, if a majority of the votes
cast are in favor of issuing bonds
for the sewer extension, the bond
issue will prevail. Some citizens have
the erroneous opinion that a majority
of the registered voters is necessary
to . carry the election in favor of
Fiddling Jim Has $50 Dream
GALLOWAY'S FATHER DEAD v r
Air. jonn u uauoway, m, tather of
Mr. E. S. Galloway, of Franklin, ijied
Mr. John L. Galloway, 82, father of
at nis noine in rori worm, iPfcas:,
Wednesday . of last week. The de
ceased had been ; an elder in -the
Presbyterian xhurcs for 45 consecutive
years. He visited Franklin for afew
days about three years ago. The Harwood, of Bryson City, again pre
mother of the deceased died 'three siding .and with the court ready to
years ago at the of 102 yc-A-s. take up the civil docket,
Several Local Men
Take Masonic Degrees
A reunion- of the York Rite, bodies
was' held at Wayiicsville on Friday
of last week, ' at which time local
citizens of Franklin were given addi
tional degrees in Masonry. Fleet
Scroggs, Neville Sloan and R. C.
Murray took the chapter and council
degrees, while Dr. Rogers, Mark
Dowdle and Steve Porter were initi
ated into the mysteries of the Com
mandery: After the initiation ceremonies the
ladies, of the Eastern Star served a
magnificent banquet to . the 250 Ma
sons present. Dr. Rogers, of Frank
lin, made a touching address oh be
half, of the class initiated. The ban
quet was served at the Methodist
church. , "-..',
Among those from Franklin other
than those . raking the degree work,
were, Jess Conlcy, Sam Franks, E.
W. Long, Thco. Munday and C. R.
News From Everywhere
Governor W. W. Brandon, of Ala
bama ami, nine other persons were
recently arrested in that State at a
fishing camp on charges ' of having
liquor in their possession. All denied
ownership, and ail were released un
der '$300 bonds.
A series of tornadoes in Arkansas'
and adjoining States, killed .80 and
hurt 150 on Thanksgiving Day.
Last year North Carolina paid into
the Federal treasury $174,725,696 ten
millions more than the State of New
York, and nearly three times as much
as the State of Pennsylvania.
The city- of Asheville has purchased
48 acres of land within one mile of
Pack Square for $192,000, and will
establish on this tract a senior high
school and a junior college.
Fourteen men were drowned on
Thanksgiving Day near San Fran
cisco, when a cloudburst nooacu a
concrete tunnel they were building.
The upper part of Michigan was in
the grip of a blizzard Sunday with
500 hunters snowbound in zero
weather. Several ships in the great
lakes were aground.
Lewis H. Rothchild, vice president
of the Chelsea Exchange Bank, New
York, and forty other prominent men
of New York, Philadelphia, and Bos
ton, have been indicted for conspiracy
to smuggle whiskey into this country.
A boy 11 years of age recently
killed lus 5-year-old brother accident
ally. Seeing what he had done he
turned the pistol, which he had found
in a machine drawer, upon himself
and committed suicide. This hap
pened at Baker, Oregon. . Thus care
lessness took two more lives.
Civil Term Court Opens
The special civil term of Macon
Superior court which was to have
opened here . Monday morning, was
not begun until Wednesday morning
and will continue through next week.
S. . W. Black, of Bryson City, was
niined by Governor McLean to pre
A death in Mr. Black's family is
understood to have been responsible
for the delay in the opening of the
special term, which was called to dis
pose of as many cases as possible
on the crowded civil docket in this
The regular 'one-week November
term for . the trial of both criminal
and civil cases, was concluded last
Saturday. The criminal docket was
linishecL.on Wednesday . shortly... be
fore the court adjourned for Thanks
giving, and Friday and Saturday were
devoted to the trial of civil cases.
Judge John H. Harwood, of Bry
seti City, held the regular -term, with
S olicitor Grover C . Davis, of Waynes
viile. prosecuting- the criminal cases.
A Quiet Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving Day passed here very
liiietly, with no untoward , incident
,iarriiig the day's tranquility.
The only public event of the day
was tne union religious service held
it the Franklin Methodist church at
10 o'clock. .The Methodists, Baptists,
Presbyterians and Episcopalians were
inited m the service, and the Rev.
i. C. Steed, the local Baptist pastor,
jrcached tfic Thanksgiving sermon.
. Most f ranklin people spent the day
kit home, although business houses
were open for a few hours during
Macon county Superior court, which
adjourned Wednesday morning for
Thanksgiving, reconvened Friday
morning at 9:30, with Judge John H.
TO SCHOOL HOUSE
Builds Two Rooms To Take
Care Of Crowded Condi
Two new rooms are being added
to the Highlands school building, it
was learned here this week from
Highlands -visitors in Franklin. The
two additional rooms will give the
Highlands school a seven-rdm build
ing, plus the large auditoriCn.
The school has an average daily
attendance of approximately 160 stu- ,f.
The building, located on a hNi, is
furnace heated, and is attractive in
every way. The grounds, beautified
by the people of the town.oven. a
period of several years, ar,e' perhaps
as beautiful as any in thisf Section ftf
the State. . " '.... -
Charged With Statutory ;
Offense Whi in Jail
Macon county Superior court was "
the scene -last week of wha was per
haps the most unusual casetried here
in 'a decade that in which fW. rJiaritf"'"-
of prostitution against an Asheville
connle prow nut nf thpir havinrr hppn .
locked together in a cell in the Macon
county jail. ,
The unusual circumstances out of
which the charerc crew made the casp
of interest. And additional interest
was lent by allegations of large-sc
inter-State rum-T-unnMur onrrm inti
and mysterious tips said to Jyave been
furnished officers here 1 an Ashp-
The couple was Walter L. Duncan,
college man and former manager of
the Elks Club in Asheville, and
pretty 18-year-old Bettie Martin, also
The case resulted in a mistrial, fol- (
lowed by a nol pros taken by So- r
licitor Grover C. Davis, of Waynes-
Duncan and the Martin girl, in
company with Mrs. Billie McCall, of
Asheville, and "chum" of Betty Mar
tin, were captured here on Friday
night, November 19, in a car contain
ing a small quantity of liquor. The
officers were "tipped," it is under
stood, to watch for this car and an
other driven by J. L. McCall, Billie
McCall's husband, but, if the latter
car passed through Franklin at that
time, officers missed it.
Duncan represented to the arrest
ing officers that he and the Martin . '
girl were married, according to the
officers' testimony, and on this basis
the three were locked in the same
cell. The defendants emphatically de
nied having made such representation.
The State made its case on the
testimony of the arresting officer,
who said he locked the three together, -and
on that of Roy Curtis,' admitted
rum runner, who occupied a cage in
the same room in the jail. ' Curtis
said Duncan and the Martin girl oc
cupied one of the two beds in the '
room. The defendants denied this. .
McCall entered the case when he
drove to Franklin the day after the
arrest to get the trio out of jail. On
the basis of their "tip" officers un-
dertook to take him, doing .so only
after an exciting automobile race, and
at the point of a pistol, McCall at
first refusing to go to jail, they said.
Asheville men sicnpH niK.
bond on Saturday, but McCall mean
while, had entered the jail, and the
State brought out evidence tending to
show immoral relations between Mc
Call and tht; Martin , girl , early . Sat
urday evening before the three had
been assigned separate cells; no for-,
mai cnargc was preferred, however. '
There was one. melodramatic mo
ment, during the trials when the1
question of who fiimict ffK
- - - ......VV. W.4,V0 till
tips was-bror.-ht. up by the Sot
licitor. Lross. i camming Duncan, th'
former rather insisted that the info
mation leadintr to thn nrrpcfo ...J
furnished by Duncan's wife. ' . i
J us lips trembling, Duncan half nl
as he almost shnnlerl that Iip "V...
that was not the case, because "I 1
lieve . what she tells me." Anot'
woman was responsible, Duncan
Duncan was fined $800 on i
charge of possessing and transpo
liquor, for beverage purposes; the'
women were found not guilty or
same chartre. and .McCall d rpr .
of $10 and the cost on a char
operating an automobile v
nroner license, the onlv rh-J
ivinu dKdiii.ii mm. i
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lillVINC COSTS GOING
The cost of living, includii
clothing, housintr. furl
hons-furnishirfg goods an!
hrcr; has mcrea-M-d 7.''