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FRANKLIN, N. C, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 192?
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REV. MOCK HELD
eft Wednesday Morning
For New Field
Sunday evening the congregations
from the Presbyterian and Lutheran
churches worshipped with the Meth
odists at the Methodist . church, this
being the last service held by Rev.
R. F,; Mock before leaving Wednesday
morning, after a four year's pastorate
at Cherryville, to take up his newly
assigned work, at Franklin.
A large number of people from the
community attended the service to bid
Rev. and Mrs." Mock farewell and
wish for th'cm a most successful pas
torate in their new field.
During Mr. Mock's four-year stay
here he and Mrs. Mock made many
friends who regret to see them leave,
but whose best wishes follow them.
Mr. Mock was also . a tower of
strength in his outside activities for
the right things. He was always
, ready with everything which he was
connected to lend a helping hand and
was conspicuous in guiding and di-
, recting affairs aiong the right course.
The Eagle, Cherryville, N. C.
Hall Bound Over
J. H. Hall .charged with the larceny
" " of eight automobile casings from" the
Standard Oil filling station on the
corner of Iotla street and the public
. sauare. was bound to Superior court
by Justice of the Peace George Car
penter last Friday. Y- V. Dudley was
' charged with'-the ?ame-' tjf fensep-but
the charge,, as to nun, was msmised.
Mr Carpenter also began the pre
liminary hearing on the charge that
Dudley had embezzled approximately J
$21. of the funds of the same filling
station while an employe, but the case
was. continued to 10 o'clock, December
2; when J. Frank Ray, Dudley's at
torney, demanded that records show
' ing a shortage in the funds handled
by Dudley be produced. The case was
continued to give Conley awl Joines,
prosecuting the case, an opportunity
to secure any. records relating to the
In this latter case, it was charged
that Dudley, checked up on Novem
ber 6, the date he ceased to be an
employee of Conley and Joines, was
found to be' short approximately $21.
In-the automobile theft case, , Hall
and Dudley were charged jointly with
the crime. The evidence was purely
circumstantial, and about : the ' only
evidence connecting Dudley with the
theft was the fact that he had gotten
in an automobile with Hall on the
1 night the tires were stolen. Dudley,
f however, proved an alibi ' up to' the
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1 statement that he was driven directly
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rr ' home Dv mil ana remained mere me
remainder of the night was corroba-
rated by Mrs. Dudley and by Hall.
The circumstantial links connecting
Hall with the theft, as advanced by
the posecution, included the-following
alleged facts, most of them un
. ' disputed: Hall hired a car from T.
V. Angel to go to Andrews on the
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the trip; bits of the wrappings and
labels off tires of . the same make 'as
those , stolen and - unrecovered were
found in the car the next morning";
and Hall had stated prior to the
. -- jobbery jt was testified,' that he had
keys that would, unlock any Standard
Oil company's door, with the excep
tion of the front door of the service
station in question.
nntit n.,,11nr our) Hall fnnU- the
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... .. .1 nA UntU nccaritiA ttieir intin-
rV The tires were stolen on Wednes-
day night of last week. Four of them
' were found in the basement of the
Baptist church, but the other four
have not been recovered."
Hall, who is a . native, he said, of
TTuriunnrl rnirntv tins heen in Frank-
lin a comparatively short time. Dud
ley is well known here, having made
his home here for several years.
The prosecution in both cases was
represented by George B. Patton. J.
I' rank Ray was the attorney for the
. lcfense in each case.
The following lawyers from out of
n,T on attendinc court here this
week: Frank Watson and Dover
Fouts, of Burnsville; George Sutton
and Will Sherrill, of Svlva; Chas.
Smathers. nf Canton, and Lyles Jones,
New Filling Station One of
The Finest In the State
and is Located On Corner
of Palmer and Phillips Sts.
Enloe and Malone, of Sylva, agents
in this part ofxthe state for the Gulf
Refining company, have just completed
in Franklin a new filling station on
the corner of Palmer and Phillips
streets only a few steps from the
public square. This station is modern
in every, respect and, in addition to
eliminating a former blind corner,
adds greatly to the appearance of
that section of town in which it is
Enloe & Malone state that they
have endeavored to build a station of
which Franklin could be justly proud
and those who have had the pleasure
of seeing the new home of the Gulf
company in' Franklin know that the
agents have succeeded. ' f :
The new station was formally open
ed Monday of this week with W.
Roy Carpenter in charge. Mr. Car
penter reported a rushing business all
day on Monday and an excellent busi
ness since that time.
BEMIS MILL IS
Gareat Saw Mill of This
Company at Robbinsville
Scene of Intense Activity.
Three and a Half Million
Feet of Lumber Now on
,A: t.rin,..ttL.iljp mammoth lumber mill
of, the Bemis Lumber company at
Robbinsville will reveal to the casual
vUitnr a srene of intense activity.
This mill began operations on August
lUtn or tnis year, pmcc inai
the mill has sawed more than three
anH n half million feet of lumber,
practically all pf which is now stack
ed on concrete in the nearby yards.
A one annroaches the vard he re
ceives the impression of coming to a
miniature city, the houses being repre
sented by big piles ot lumber arranged
in perfect rows and though placed by
a transit. On going to the office of
Mr. L. A. Dindingcr one wonders
how it is possible for one man to at
tend to the immense amount pf de
tail work' required by his duties. He
pviflrntlv has at his fintrer tins the
entire pperatipns' of the concern and
transacts all business with , prompt
tip! and extreme courtCsv. Those
having . business ; with Mr., Dindingcr
never have to remain long in waiting
and his method of( getting rid , of
visit-ore aftpr the business is transact
ed is an object lesson in executive
The rnmnanv has onlv recently be
gun the shipment of lumber, ten car
loads going out only a short time
ago. A dry kiln is now under con
struction and will be completed with
in a" Vioft time
The Bemis Lumber company em
ployes approximately 425 men at the
mill and in the woods. The monthly
payroll is $24,000 asccording . to the
officials, or in round numbers $300,000
per year. It is estimated that this
company will not exhaust the timber
on its holding in 25 years. " Thus
Robbinsville and Graham county will
receive several millions of dollars in
salaries alone within that time.
- Dr.' Speight, formerly city physician
of , Norfolk, Va., and more recently
in camp at Smokemont, has recently
accepted a position as physician for
the Bemis Lumber company. For this
position the company had many ap
plications, but, according to Mr. Din
dingcr, the recommendations of Dr.
Speight showed him to be the ideal
man for the position. Dr. and Mrs.
Speight have moved into a home near
the mill. At his suggestion he will
likewise maintain his office, in his
heme so as tp be ready for emer
gencies both day and night.
P. T. A. MEETING
The P. T. A. will be held at the
residence of Mrs. Lester Conley, Fri
day, December 2 at 3:30 p. m. Hos
tesses for the occasion will be Mrs.
Lester Conley, Mrs. A. W. Mangum,
Mrs. Smith Harris and Mrs. Jess
Conley. These meetings at private
homes are very enjoyable and a large
attendance is desired. , The president
hopes every one will, at this meeting,
return the quarters received and in
vested for the book fund. Also
bring contributions for the County
Home Christmas box.
REV. R. F. MOCK
REV. R.F. MOCK, !
Rev. Mr. Mock Preached
First Sermon Last Sunday
to Large Audience.
On Wednesday of last week Rev.
R. F. Mock, Mrs. Mock and daughter
arrived here from Cherryville where
he. wasatox oXjib e , M ejjiqdj s t .f or
the past four years. On leaving Cher
ryville the pastor' and his wife were
the recipients of many evidences of
the high esteem in which they arc
held by the people , of that town.
In this connection two news articles
from the Cherryville Eagle appear
in this issue of The Press.
For a day or two after his arrival
here the new pastor was confined to
the parsonage by illness, but was on
the streets Saturday meeting the good
people of Franklin. He also was able
to preach twice on Sunday, a par
ticularly large audience being present
Sunday morning. At that service he
proached an intensely interesting ser
mon on The Church. .
Before beginning the services Sun
day morning the pastor took occasion
to thank the members of the church
for the cordial way in which he and
his family had been received in Franklin.''-.
The new pastor made an exceeding
ly favorable impression on his audi
ences Sunday and thq local Methodist
church is expecting a year of growth
not "only , in the number oi members
but in greater power of the church
along all lines of Christian endeavor.
900 BUSHELS OF
POTATOES PER ACRE
Mr. G. F. Crisp, of Route Four was
in Franklin Saturday with a potato
tale that rather puts Mr. Dave Lewis
in the shade. According to, Mr. Crisp
he planted- a patch 30x40 feet in area
and gathered 25 bushels of Irish
potatoes from said patch. This paten
was about 1-36 of an acre in extent.
Multiply 36 by 25 and the figures
ihow that itr. Crisp produced pota
toes at the rate of 900 bushels per
acre. But. hold on' a minute! Was
Mr. Crisp entirely responsible for this
enormous yield? During his conver
sation he mentioned his wife several
times in , connection with his potato
patch and thus unintentionally let out
the real secret as to the person who
should have the credit.
Evidently getting an inkling of the
fact that The Pess intended telling
the world about his famous potato
patch ahd the one who should have
the credit fof growing the potatoes,
Mr. Crisp had his plans laid for
leaving Macon county Thursday of
this week ; and going to Suncrest
where he expects to spend the winter
in the lumbering business. Incidental
ly he and his son will come home
Christmas and install running water
in the Crisp home by piping the water
to the house from a spring on a
Grand Jury Organized With
Roland Rickman as Fore
man Judge Harwood
Makes Excellent Charge.
Macon county Superior Court open
ed Monday morning . with Judge J.
H. Harwood,. pf Bryson City, presiding
and Solicitor Grover Davis looking af
ter the interest of the state. Judge
Harwood is substituting for -Judge
Thomas ' J. Shaw who, it is under
stood, is holding court elsewhere.
In his charge to the grand jury Judge
Harwood advised that body to pay
little or no attention to. anonymous
communications as such letters are
usually inspired by malice, and with
no thought to the best, interest of
society.! The Judge also instructed
the jury to make no distinction be
tween the rich and poor. In fact he
suggested that those in the higher
strata of society and who violate the
laws should be given closer attention
at the hands of the jury than those
who hold less responsible positions.
Judge Harwood paid his respects in
particular to operators of slot ma
chines and to those who sell or give
cigarettes to boys or girls under
seventeen years of age. He also in
structed the grand jury to visit all
county buildings, the convict camp and
to inspect all property of the county,
such as road machinery, with a View
to ascertaining that the buildings and
property of all kinds are being prop
erly cared for. The Judge told the
grand jury to see that all justices of
the pca, guardians and administrat
ors make such reports as are re
quired by law. In connection with the
sale of cigarettes to minors the Judge
stated that it is the duty of the
sheriff when he sees one under the
legal age smoking a cigarette to in
quire of this person as to where, he
obtained the cigarette and' to take ac
: ; ." ' ' 1 .
Officers last Thursday failed to cap
ture a car believed to have been load
ed with liquor, but they arrested the
four occupants of another car, all four
of whom were bound, to court by
Justice of the Peace George Carpen
ter Thursday afternoon.
The officers gave chase , to three
cars, they said. The one in front
was the one they beileved contained
the liquor. They attempted to pass
the rear car, when someone they be
lieve one of the rear car's occupants
fired into their car. They, there
fore, stopped the car and took the
four men in custody.
L. M. Johnson, of Havwood coun
ty, the driver, was bound fb Superior
court under $500 bond on charges of
being drunk on the public highway,
driving an automobile while under
the influence of liquor, driving with
out license, carrying a cpncealed weap
on, and an assault with a deadly
weapon. . "
The other three, C. R. Stamey and
Barnard Wise, of Haywood county,
and Lonnic Hall, of Buncombe, were
bound over on charges of being drunk
on the tmblic highway and of an as
sault with a deadly weapon.
REV. AND MRS.
MOCK GIVEN A
Ladies' Aid Society and
Board of Stewards Enter
tain in Their Honor.
A party of more than passing in
terest was given at, the Methodist
parsonage Monday evening, when the
Ladies' Aid Society and the Board of
Stewards of the church entertained
in honor of the retiring pastor, Rev.
R. F. Mock and Mrs. Mock. ' All
preparations had been made with the
greatest secrecy and the party came
as a delightful surprise to both.
While Mr. and Mrs. Mock and lit
tle daughter, Robbie Gay, were dining
with Prof, and Mrs. Joe R. . Nixon
Monday evening the plans were com
pleted and quite a large crowd had
gathered at the parsonage. A mes
sage was then . sent , to the Nixon
home, saying that someone, wished to
see Mr. Mock at his home. He hur
ried away, leaving the others to fol
low more slowly. Imagine his sur
prise and delight when he found not
only one but many of his loyal faith
ful people awaiting him. Mrs. Mock
and the others soon came and after
cordial greetings, chairs were placed
in the center of the room, Mr. and
Mrs. Mock were asked to be seated.
This they did, wondering. Then while
jokes and gay banter were being ex
changed, some of the ladies entered
with trays filled with lovely gifts.
The trays were held above the heads
of the honor guests and the presents
fell upon and about them in a beauti
ful and impressive "shower." Then
Mrs. Nixon, representing the Ladies'
Aid Society, presented Mrs. Mock
with a lovely brass console set, telling
her in a few well-chosen words some-
thing of. the love and appreciation the"
women felt for her and ' her work
among them. The Board of Stew
ards, with Dr. Evan S. Wehunt as
spokesman, gave Mr. Mock a hand
some leather travelling ' bag in, token '
of their love and esteem.
After the presentation of the gifts,
the ladies served delicious sand
wiches and coffee, and everyone en
joyed a jolly social hour together.
Mr. and Mrs. Mock came to Cherry
ville four years "ago and during
those years have done a wonderful
work here. Both are quiet and un
assuming, loyal and true, with the
work of the Master's Kingdom first
in their, hearts and lives. Under the
able leadership of Mrs. Mock the
work among the young people in
Sunday school and Epworth League
has become an even greater factor for
good than ever before in the history
of the church, and Mr. Mock has
been a real pastor and leader for
his people. They have endeared them
selves not only to the, Methodist
people of Cherryville, but to a host
of other friends here who will miss
them greatly. The Eagle, Cherryville,
Approximately 200 Citizens
of Macon Sold Poultry
and Turkeys Co-operatively
Here Last Week.
Something like two hundred citi
zens of the county, disregarding the
extremely inclement weather Wed
nesday of last week, brought to the
carlot sale more than 9,000 pounds of
poultry and turkeys fo- which .they
received in cash for Ch istmas money
$2,383.19. There were ( 'M pounds of
turkey sold and 3,089 pov.nds of poul
try. ' The price paid fo ' turkeys was
27 1-2 cents while that for poultry
was somewhat lower. John Roane,
who lives at the foot of the Nantaha
las on Cartoogechaye, topped the turk
ey list with 362 pounds. He also had
the daddy gobbler which tipped the
scales, at 29 pounds.
No records were available as to the
cost of raising the turkeys, but it
probably amounts to very little in
The names of the ten who brought
the most turkeys to the sale follow:
John Roane, 362 lbs ....$99,55
Jess Raby,' 322 lbs............... 88.55
Ebbie E. Cabe, 301 lbs.......... 82.77
W. D. Elliott. 271 lbs........... 74.42
A. B. Slagle, 266 .lbs...... 75.15
Fred Nichols, 259 lbs.. ....... .'. . 71.22
F. M. Nichols, 198 lbs 54.35
F. E. Hasting, 1H9 lbs 51.97
W. II. Carpenter. 1H( !bs 51.15
Lillie McCoy, 183 lbs 45.32