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"iy4of Judge Johnson J. Hayes was
I confirmed by the senate ' this after:
rnoon. i nerspeea: limit : was rexceeded
somewhat by this achievemnet. It is
m;usioiuary, iu - permit sucn committee
reports, to remain in cold storage at
least overnight, but there was a feel
ing that the new judge' of the rm'd-d
die district had it coming to him,
so the full judiciary committee au-
thorized Senator Overman, chairman
of the subcommittee, to report the
; nomination favorably to the senate,
the North Carolina senator got an
agreement from Senator Curtis, the
majority leader, to hold an . executive
session for the benefit of the North
Carolina, jurist, and the nomination
lpprdved by unanimous consent,
suspension of the rules.
the time favorable action - was
by the senate Judge Hayesfwas
"Bf the -office -of Commissipner of-In-ternal
Revenue Blair, after a visit to
,,the department of justice. -The good
news was telephoned to the judge,
i j i .i ' t. . . .
ana ne inereaiter spent most ot nis
time receiving the congratulations of
friends before his departure ' tonight
for Greensboro. He can take the
oath of office before any notary in
the state, but he plans to visit this
city again in a few days, when he will
fcall at White House to thank Presi
dent Coolidge for the appointment.
Judge Hayes spent some time' in the
Supreme court room today, as he de
ured to hear John W. Davis sneak.
" Ji r
f railroad case of magnitude was
re the court.
Will Get Back Pay' ,
fter the affidavits, the orickbats
. ut rahhnpes. all the cnoH thinn-c ramo
atvonce today for Judge Hayes. The
aborqr is supposed to be worthy
f hishire, but under his recess ap
pointment Judge Hayes has received
iho compensation for his services It
was explained to him today,- that
Senator Overman had nrovide.d fnr
., his back salary in the pending de-
, ifiripnrv hill. . Tn a short timp hp urill
'receive pay for nine months of serv
There has been quite a bit of talk
about the eleventh hour attack direct
ed against Judge Hayes by Vander
ford, of Salisbury. It was the nature,
of this attack that hastened the fav
orable report of the subcommittee
Saturday, and it was one of the
things, in the accumulation of such
incidents, that led the senate to. take
prompt and unusual action today in
- favor of Judge Hayes. The report
was heard at the capitol that the
Vanderford affidavit and protest
againts - the - appointment of Judge
Hayes, followed a conference between
Va,nderfofd and Frank A. Linney.
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loome mcmucis ui uic iiuusc uavc giv
en credence to the report. Friends of
Judge Hayes likewise think the re-
nfirmation of the y appointments
L L. Gavin, as district attorney
W middle district, of J. J. Jenkins,
parshal in . this district, and of
jmas Harkins, as district attorney
f the western district, is expected
a day or so. The judiciary com
jtee approved of these, appoint
Vrfcnts today, but, unlike the Hayes
appointment, they followed the reg
ular order, and will - he given ' con
sideration, perhaps tomorrow, by the
senate. ' ' . ' "
Judge Hayes said before leaving for
home tonight that he desired to ex
tend his profound thanks to the many
people in the state who were good
' enough to withhold judgment follow
ing the filing of the socalled charges
against him, until the facts were
brought to light, and until the mo
tives of those who waged the fight
against him were better understood.
Hayes Will Be Back In His Office
"Was' confirmed at 4:30" was the
terse but altogether satisfying mes
sire received here late vestcrdav
afternoon by. Mrs. Johnson Hayes
n nn n
b Approved By Senate
from Judge Johnson Hayes, whose
senatorial confirmation . had been un
der fire at Washington since Thurs
day morning at 10 o'clock. The' tele-
j-gram brought confirmation of a popu
lar opinion prevalent since the charges
of -D. T. Vance' and others, "of Avesy
and Yadkin counties, were first made
From-the- outset, Judge-Hayes- and
his friends - were confident- of - hasty
and - complete vindication, The - tak
ing of evidence by the special sen
ate committee ended Friday after
noon, whereupon the committee voted
to make a favorable report on con
firmation. The senate lost little time
in acting, approving the recess1 ac-'
tion of President Coolidge . in letss
than a day after the charges against
the judge had been aired.
. Mrs. Hayes was not asked as to
her reactions on the receipt "of the
telegram from the judge. Naturally,
she, like numerous others, was ' high
ly pleased but not surprised at what
had happened in Washington. The
high character the judge was able to
prove and , sustain during the hear
ing, despite the prominence of some
of his attackers, was the cause of
almost , constant comment here yes
terday. Democrats, supposed to be
foes, and Republicans alike were un
animous in stating that the judge's
showing of high and sustained character-was
record breaking in the an
nals of the state
Tudtre Haves, duly confirmed. ' is
expected to be back in his office here
today. With everything set, the
judge is", expected to take action soon
with regard to naming his court
clerk and other workers. Recently
the judge - declared he had an open
mind on any and all appointments
he; was" qualified to make. To date,
he had named but one appointee, his
private secretary. Herman Winsberg
drew that appointment. Greensboro
North Skeenah News
Mr. James Cabe, of Coweta," was in
this section Monday on business.
Mr. John Sanders, Jr., and Fred
Brown, of Dellico Filling station, were
in this section the past week hunting
for hogs. . ... . ... .'
Mr. and Mrs. Harley Mann, of
this section were visting Mrs. Doff is
Watts on South . Skeenah, who Jhas
pneumonia. . " Tnzzr......... .z
Rev. Judson Smith, of Tetlico, spent
Saturday night with Mr. and Mrs.
Raymond Sanders. . .
Mr. Zeb Shope is spending a few
days at home ast is most to bad
fo fires to start.
Mr. Oscar Lewis, of Midway, was
in this section on business Monday.
Mr. Vester Stockton, of this section,
has moved his store from Prentiss
If you want to you can blame Jtesse
Sanders with this rain. After JtJwas
over with he had a ten by four smile.
Yes, it was another boy to take to
Mr. and Mrs. Lee Crawford and
Mr. and Mrs. G. L. Crawford cele
brated their wedding anniversaries
Sunday, January 1st with a dinner
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Lee
Crawford. , (s
Covers were laid for twelve. Those
seated at the table were: Honor
guests, Mr. and Mrs. Emory Hun
nicutt, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Emory Hun
nicutt, Sr., Miss Katberine Hunnicutt,
Miss Ora Sue Hunnicutt, Miss Cal
leen Crawford, Miss Tim Crawfdrd,
Mr. and Mrs. G. L. Crawford, and
Mr. and Mrs Lee Crawford. "
The oblong table was lovely, spread
with a white linen cloth. The center
niere was a silver stand filled with
The old servant, Joe Stuart, who has
been with Mr. and . Mrs. Crawford
for more than p. quarter of a cen
tury, served the delightful dinner.
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Franklin will be glad to welcome
as citizens Mr. Stonecypher and fam
ily who will soon move here from
Clayton, Ga., where Mr. Stonecypher
has held a position with-the Chevro
let agent. He has accepted a position
with Perry-Jones Chevrolet company
at rrankhn and is high in his praises
of this town..
FRANKLIN, N. C, THURSDAY, JANUARY
J. W. STREET
Mr"J. W. Street has taken over
the job department of The Press
and will conduct it as, a separate
unit from The Franklin Press. Mr.
Street has had many years experience
as a printer and his reputation for
doing excellent . work is known far
and wide. , His many friends are
predicting a successful future . for
Mr. Street in the printing business.
, Union School News
Our school is nearing the close.
We hope to- have ' a -longer- term-next
year;: "x '"" "
in-a rural school near Selma, N. C.
She left Friday for the new field of
work. Mrs. Bertha Smart, will finish
her work in this school. Mrs. Norton,
Mrs. Cunningham and Miss Cunning
ham will help Mrs. Smart to finish
the work for the year.
We are sorry that we didn't " all
pass the examination on the 28th at
Franklin. But we are not discour
aged in the least. We were a bit
"scared," that was all. And we will
go "over the top," yet. To our class
mates that did pass, we extend our
Mr .and Mrs. Paul Long enter
tained the boys and girls last Saturday
night. The program" "consisted of
music and candy drawing.
Mr. R. L. Smart left for Kenmore,
Ohio, a few days ago where he will
join his wife and children.
Mr. Harding and Bill Gribblehave
gone to Vorginia where they ' will be
employed in the erection 'of a round
house. .The building is supposed to
cover a considerable, area, and it will
take about three years to compleete it.
Mr. ,V ester Stockton is moving his
stock of goods to Tryphosa.
Mrs. fttattie Sprinkles will help to
transport 6th and 7th grade pupils to
Franklin school. . Any one that docs
not have conveyance see her.
A number of friends gathered at
the home of Mr. C. W. Teague to
watch the old year out and the new
year come in. The neighborhood,
for some distance, echoed with the
laughter of merry lads and lassies
until the ringing of the big farm bell
and the firing of big guns proclaimed
the hour, that 1927 had gone.
The next morning there were quite
a number of large stumps up-rooted
in his fields. Mr. Teague - has -. an
eye for business as well as pleasure,
and we think there is good a good
lesson in the thing he did. If the
money1 that was spent during Christ
mas for powder, shot,' shells, fire
crackers, etc., had been put. to some
good use in Macon county : well !
at least, we would still have more
pretty birds flying about. There
would be 'more music in the air.' .
And now, "Mr. Franklin Press,"
we wish you many years, happy years,
and successful vears.
-SEVENTH GRADE CLASS.
News rom Everywhere
Judge W. F. Harding, well known in
Franklin, opened the first term of
court to be held in the new court
house of Mecklenbury county Mon
day. , v y ,
Hickman novv repudiateyparts of
his confessiojo-rnade to1 officers when
Lyman' F. Barber, an American min
ing engineer captured by bandits in
Mexico, escapes by braining four of
his captors with a rock.
Ruth Snyder and Judd Gray are
to be electrocuted in New York today
for the murder of the woman's hus
band. Bootlegger 'Remus, who recently
killed his wife , and was acquitted on
account of insanity, is now endeavor
ing to prove himself sane.
Democratic women in the national
capitol are ridiculing Al SmithVnomi
nation. Twenty-one coal miners were killed
by a blast January ,9 in Illinois.
Lindbergh landed at Panama Janu
ary 9 after a trip through Mexico
and Central America. He will return
to the United States by way of Cuba.
One thousand adidfional marines
have been ordered to Nicaragua.; '
A highway from . Canada to Chili
is now proposed.
Henry Ford will start soon on an
aeroplane trip to Brazil to inspect a
small rubber plantation of four mil
lion ' acres, he has leased from the
The Republican state executive com
mit te will meet at Greensboro Febru
ary 8th. v
Forest Service Will Cooperate
Guard to Be On Duty All Time
Tract Includes 10,000 Acres
On East Slope of Nanta
halas Easily Accesible by
Highway No. 28.
The U. S. Forest Serv ice, agreeing
to co-operate, and backed by the Nan
tahala Sportsmen's association of 500
Macon county citizens, the : state on
January 5th accepted the Wayah
Game . Preserve located 10 miles west
of Franklin on highway No. 28 at. the
foot of and on the eastern slopes f
Wayah Bald as one unit in the pro
gram of preserving the game and fish
of the state. This refuge consists of
10,000 acres about 90 per cent of which
is on government land of the 'Nanta
hala National forest. The site is
ideal for the purpose, for which in
tended. The entire area is densely
covered with woods and has a plenti
ful supply of water. The owners of
private lands included in the refuge
have agreed to co-operate in every
way in the. protection of game. Af
ter the refuge is stocked a permanent
guard will patrol the area to prevent
poaching, it is stated. Deer will be
imported from the Pisgah National
forest, eggs of the Mongolian pheasant
will be brought from the west and
hatched in, incubators, wild turkeys
will also be imported and placed in
the -refuge. Wayah -creek-and -small
tributaries, have already been stocked
with a plentiful iupply of trout and
a closed season for several years de
clared. The old timers in the county
who were: here when game of all
kinds was plentiful are highly elated
at the prospect of again seeing wild
life plentiful in the mountains of the
county. The younger generation is
likewise anxious for the day when they
can see game- and fish plentiful.
One enthusiastic citizen of the coun
ty in writing to The Press has the
following to say: '
The best piece of news that has
been received for many moons came
to the local, forest service office on
January 6 in the form of a telegram
.from James G. K. McClure, of Ashe-
ville, a member of the state Hoard
of Conservation. The telegram read
as follows: "The Wayah game refuge
accepted by .State ' Board of Conser
Now, if you have not given the
matter much thought, you do not
have much idea what that niearis to
this section of the countryF" "
It means that in a very few years,
with the proper co-ogeratjon of the
community, this section will be the
most attractive hounting ground in
the south and will bring not only, the
satisfaction of being able to boast of
this fact, but it will bring cold cash
to the section. Game is just as
naturally a part of a forest as the
trees that grow on the hillsides. Here
in our Nantahalas we have ideal con
ditions for all kinds of game and it
was once here.
When the early settlers came to
this country they found the Indians
in charge of the finest game country
in all the land and those Indians
were not game hogs either. They kill
ed what they needed for their meat
and very jealously guarded the rest.
It took th white man to carry out the
work of destruction, and it seems that
he did his work vefy well. Only a
remnant of the vast droves of deer
are left in the country, and the credit
for having a single one is due to one
or two farsighted people who went
to enormous expense to protect game.
What is now the Pisgah Game pre
serve was stpeked and protected by
the late Mr. George Vanderbilt. and
it is not likely that Western North
Carolina could boast a single deer if
it had not been for this one man.
There are still a few scattered gangs
of wild turkeys in the Nantahalas, but
the fact that they are there is nd
due to any protection given them by
our local hutrters, they just happened
to be smarter than their enemies.
There are men who roam the woods
summer and winter with single barrel
ed shot guns and shoot any kind of
game that happens to get up before
them 6 regardless of season, scarcity of
the animals or age of. the game.
During the sumer of 1926 a man who
is snpposied to be a rcsnectable citi
zen in otir eommunity, killed a turkey
hen away from her flockfof young
and the whole flock died because it
w? fp voung to look out for fod.
Wtt1 the new game laws and the
same laws well enforced, the turkeys
will come back in bur mountains. , But
not so the deer. It will be necessary
to bring them from some place where
they have been protected. The Pisgah
National Game preserve will probably
be the source of supply.
The Wayah Game refuge will be
stocked with deer, turkeys, pneasants
and probably other game, just as soon
as it is feasible to do so. No hunt
ing will be allowed on the area at
any time and a game-keeper will see
to it that the rule is carried out.
The U. b. rorest service will co
operate with the. game commission in
restocking the area, and protecting it.
lhe Mate Hoard ot conservation
has given us a wonderful chance to
do something for ourselves. Let s
every one get to the pulling end of
the line , and do all possible for our
new game sanctuary.
Gets Funeral Supplies
The Sludcr-Garret Furniture com
pany has entered the undertaking
field at Franklin! by purchasing' a
funeral car, caskets, lowering device,,
artificial green grass and ' other mod
ern funeral supplies and equipment.
This announcement was made here
Tuesday by F. Y. McGracken, local
manager of the company mentioned.
ReV777jSmith filled -ftisregular
appointment at - the7 TelUco" Baptist
church Saturday and .Sunday. . '
Mr. J. D. Smith,' who has , been'
working in the Foritana copper mines,
spent the Christmas holidays with
rt.. txm:.im ..r-o 11 A tn t hpt
side of Ancie Slagle Thursday.
The Morgan school closed Friday
with a very successful year with
Tillery Love as teacher. '
Mr. Alex Owenby, of Flats, was
in this section Tuesday.
Mr. Allen Welch and Mrs. Laura
McCoy were married at Clayton, Ga.,
Mr. Homer Cochran has been un
der the weather for a few days with
a frost bite toe.' ' . 1
Mr. T. J. Barnes was on the streets
Saturday. '., ..
Mr. H. D. Dean has not been to
the post office for. the past few days.
We presume the weather has been
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IUO cum lurviiic snciui j uc uui.
Messrs. Wb imar Cochran, Geo. De
weese arid Edd. Cross. of Briartown.
Hpassed through this section Sunday
on their way to franklin.
Mr. Mike Anderson has moved to
the R. O. Martin farm on Tellico.
Mr. Anderson formerly, lived on the
Chas. Randolph lands.
Mr, W. A- Burncttc was on the
The lumber haulers arc not bluffed
at zero weather. Still hauling.
Mr. M. E. Cochran, of Flats, .was
in ih'xn section Tuesday. .''
Carl Morgan spent the Christmas
holidays at home sittingnl Hne corner
with five boils on his kne.
Mr. R. C. Anderson vvaV in this
section' Tuesday on business.
Mr. Royal Burnette passed through
this section Wednesday.
, Born to Mr. and Mrs. Henry Masl
burn Wednesday, a tine girl.
Miss Lillic Smith, who is attending
school at S. C. I., spent the Christ
mas holidays with home folks.
Monday on business.
Early Daves has returned from
Buffalo, S. C, where hj went to visit
Frank Raby returned recently from
Tennessee with his bride,
The new boarder at Ernest Huggin's
home is a boy. -
Deaths during the season, in this
section, arc Aunt Synda Roper, age
80, and MT E. Welch, age: 78. r
A nice crowd of young folks were
at J. H. Dean's Saturday night lo
hear the Nashville barn dance over
the radio. . .
Doyl Smith came very near getting
hurt recently. While on his way t'
mill his horse slipped on ice and
fell across him. Doyl says that down
in the Smoky , Mountains where rab
bits arc born with chains to their
legs to keep from sliding away, they
have better roads than we have here.
JMr. Allen Jackson Welch and Mrs.
Lniira H.i'--hr "!cCo; . "lOto'cd to
i Clayton, Ga., ani 'were m.i.virJ.