KE CIT3C OF THE MOUNTAIN
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VOLUME XL1H FRANKLIN, N. C, THURSDAY, MARCH 29, 1928 . NUMBER THIRTEEN
Ope Saimi, Two Wounded In Neighborhood Feud.
Dave Wialdroop Shot
Through heart; Allen Dill
Mack WalbVoop Wounded
Son of Slain Man Shoots
Slayer Mack Dills As
saulted With Clubs Man
'. and Woman in Jail.
One man slain, two wounded, man
bond and one at large in -the moun
tains is the result of a neighborhood
row on the head of Cartoogechaye at
noon last Saturday. According to re
ports reaching Franklin Allen Dills,
his wife and Bill Shope, her brother,
attacked Mack Waldroop with clubs
after, pulling him off a wagon he was
driving. Mack's father, Dave Wal
droop, who lived only a short distance
away, started to the scene of the com-v
bat to ascertain the trouble. On
nearing the place he was shot through
the heart with a pistol said to have
been in the hands of Allen Dills.
Luther Waldroop, a' lad of seventeen,
seeing his father fall, procured a hot
gun and by a roundabout way ap
proached the scene of the killing.
Rounding a pig pen he suddenly saw
Dills, who still had the pistol in his
! hands, according to eye witnescs. Dills
abdomen with a charge of number 4
shot. Due to the extreme distance from
which the shotwas fired Dills was not
seriously injured though he was pepper
ed from chest to knees. Mack Dills had
ed from chest to knees. Mack Wal
droop his nose broken and was se
verely injured about the head in the
melee which took place before Dave
iWaldroop . was killed.
Reports have it that the dispute
between the two families started over
a gate between the two homes.
Court records here show that both
Dills and Shope have been in trouble
Sheriff C. L. Ingram and deputies,
when notified of the trouble, proceed
ed to the scene and arrested Dills
and his wife and placed them behind
the bars. Mrs. Dills entered the jail
with a child two or' three years, old,
.havirfg left other children with friends.
Before the officers arrived Shope
skedaddled to the mountains and has
not been captured. Mack and Luther
Waldroop came to Franklin and made
.bond. Sheriff Ingram states that one
hundre'd men were anxious to go on
the bonds of the boys.
A search by the sheriff near Dill's
home resulted in finding a gallon of
whiskey and several empty cans.
The remains of David P. Waldroop
who had just passed his 60th birthday,
were interred at McGee cemetery
Sunday, Rev. Roten being the of
ficiating minister. The deceased is
survived by his second wife and the
following named children by his first
wife: William, Luther, Rufus and
Bronce, all of Franklin, Route One;
Maboth, of Kentcuky; Ada belle, of
Hot Springs, N. C. ' .
The preliminary trial set for 2 p. m.
Tuesday was -postponed till 10 a. m.
Wednesday, April 4, due to the fact
that Dills was not able to be present.
While his wounds are painful they
are not serious, say the doctors.
THINGS WE SHOULD
DO WHILE WE LIVE
We should 'help one another and
-do whatsoever God has commanded
us to do.
We should bisit the sick, the or
phans, and the widows and help , any
one who is in trouble, or distress; we
should do the things that God has
commanded iis to do, and he has com
manded us to do all these things.
And one of the greatest things we
should do is to pray. For only while
w'e pray, we live. God has commanded
everyone of his children to pray:
We should every one be willing to
i give our lives for one another. For
.God so loved the world that lie gave
His onlv begotteen son that whoso
ever believed on Him should not per
ish but have everlasting life.
We are hot willing enough to do
the things that God wants us to do.
We are just too proud and have not
enough love in our hearts for one
another as we should. .We are think
ing too much about the earthly
things and not enough about the
Let us all try to serve God better
in the future than we ever have in
A Sister to all Humanity,
. LOLA BRYANT.
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NEXT WEEK IS
Chief Henry , and Arthur
Pannel Will Call at Every
House in Town f orTrash
Alleys Already Cleaned.
For the first time in many years
Franklin is to have an entire week
devoted to cleaning up the town.
Heretofore only one day has been set
aside for this purpose. Chief Henry
is greatly enthused over having a
clean town and he earnestly requests
the co-operation of the citizens in
making Franklin the cleanest town in
the state. He states that the alleys
and back lots along Main street have
already been cleaned up and piaced
in excellent condition from a sanitary
standpoint. Arthur Pannel, the genial
truck driver for the town, is also
much; interested in making Franklin
an.ideaL.Jown in preparation for the
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hcjand the chief are doing all within
their power to clean up Franklin.
It , remains-tor the citizens to co
operate by raking their premises and
placing the trash at convenient places
accessible to' the truck. The truck
will call at each residence in town.
Anderson Creek News
Mrs. Mamie Anderson and daughter,
Ella, of Poplar Cove, were visitors at
Mr. Zeb Anderson's home Saturday.
Mr. Ralph McDonald left Friday
of last week for Tuney, N. C, where
he expects to work for Lcatham and
Misses Bessie Anderson and Vemie
Mac1 Collier were business visitors
on Poplar Cove Saturday.
Mrs. EddRamey visited her moth
er, Mrs. J. M. Dills, Saturday, who
is at a Franklin hospital and reported
as being improved somewhat.
Mrs. Edd Cruse, of , Rainbow
Springs is visiting her. mother, Mrs.
R. V. Dills who is very ill.
Mr. Novely Anderson has his house
nearly completed. He expects to move
Mr. Charlie, M, Dills, of Lower
Cartoogechaye, was visiting at Mr. J.
f Inilorcnn'c linnld Nimdav aftpf-
Mr, Herman Dills is wearing a
pleasant smile over, the arrival ,of
a fine girl. 1
Mr. Wiley Swcatman hs been re
ported pn the sick list--
Mr. Clifford Cruse, of Rainbow
Springs, . spent Saturday night with
his aunt, Mrs. . E. B. Beck.
Mr. Judson Williamson spent Sun
day with his sister, Mrs. Dave. Guff ie
at Tcresita. ' 1
Mr. Lawrence Beck spent the week
end with home folks.
Mrs.' Addic Lcdford . spent Sunday
with her brother, Mr. Charlie N. Dills.
Mrs. Annie Beck was a visitor at
Mr. Jake Williamson's home Sunday
afternoon. i '
Mrs. Jake Williamson. is reported as
THIS MAN AND THAT
He sowed his wheat and plowed his
Going to dinner at the toot of the
horn. ' .
He , worked", like, h twelve mouths
the year, - - -
Came out in the hole, .or so we hear,
He made a good living. with thorough
Thoroughbred poultry and thorough
He grew green stuff for the cannery
And paid his taxes when they came
Now which of these would you rather
The prosperous man or a knot on a
Labor without brains you're sure to
fail . ,
Use your head swing the world by
Two Hundred Twenty-Five
Farmers Realize Neat Sum
From Poultry Sale Mon
day 14,511 Pounds Sold.
Vwo hundred and twenty-five men,
women and children brought to the
station here Monday 14,511 pounds of
poultry for which they received in
cash $3,1 16.97. This does not include
the poultry - from the Betty's Creek
section of the county that' was loaded
just acros the Georgia line at Dillard.
This sale exceeded the one of two
weeks ago by approximately 500
pounds. The money receipts from
the sale Monday were $356.75 more
than from the former sale. Both
sales brought to the county $5,8-17.19.
Sales of this kind will be held every
two weeks until further notice, says
the county agent.
All indications point to the fact that
Macon county has at last awakened to
the importance of growing poultry for
the market. A few years ago there
was no incentive, stated one farmer,
to raise poultry as surplus poultry
products were sold to peddlers who
bought at their own price. "But
with a county agent who can get full
market., prices for our birds, a grcatJ
"I tell you," said
a third farmer,
"that there is just naturally more
money In poultry thanI "thought; I
have been - asleep - all these . years."
A woman who was interviewed at
the car, said sthat she had bought
practically all the clothing for her
three children with money -received
from chickens and eggs. Another
woman has three children in the 4-H
club two of - whom have gone into
the poultry end of the game. Every
body about the car seemed to be in
good spirits and all were- planning
for growing poultry on a larger scale
this vear than ever before.
. Thomas Pasemore tried to take
some young folks for a ride recently.
The car plunged into a mud hole and
they all had to get out and. pull and
push until they were so muddy you
could not sec them for the mud.
They were asked if they heard the
chickens crowing down in China. Miss
Nora Taylor said shcsaw something
that might have been tomb stone sr but
they were so muddy she could not
read the names. "Miss. Maud Roper
said she heard something, she did not
know if it was a chicken or gbosc,
but she was sure she ws a goose or
she would not have tried to take a car
ride with out a road.
The doctof from the Black place
and Mr. Tim Woods and Mr, Har
rison Hicks took a jolly mud hole
splurge from the Bridge to Kyle a
few days ago to. see Mrs. Ralph
Woods who was very sick.
The doctor was sent for in a very
serious case, Mrs. Rice, and .when
we was looking for him we got word
he had got in a mud hole and had
to be drug uack to rranKiin wim a
Now if our , road, business is j
not looked after in
a more business-!
v.Vn -nf. unA tim wnstimr our monev. i
it, ...rn ,.t Kn"'o mil. rast in t1ii;
uieie win ii"i "v. a .xlv.
place. . One thousand dollars wasted
on the bridge, $25.00 wasted on this (
road from the cut to Aquone there j
is good ground and good grade to j
K..:u ... -o,i Knt tlw.ro lias not a foot
f t .. t...:u r t Us ..f
01 roaci ueen uum u'm ni- '"r "
the mountain to Kyle, or as far out
as 1 have been. I do not know who
has built the road from the top to
Andrews, but 1 want to tell you, ( it
is a good road. Sure the commis
sioners ought to get the man that
built that road , to build ours. I do.
not know who he is but he knows
how to build a road
Mrs. Lambert is just (about like she-j
has been for a long while. , 1
Mrs. Mary Morgan is somewhat i
Mrs. Allie Lambert and baby girl
took' dinner at Miss M, E. I'erguson's
Sunday. . .
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Esco Lcd
ford, a fine girl March the 18, 1928.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Donald
Hughtvs, a finexboy, March 19, 1928.
Mr. Bob Shield and wife went to
see their son at Andrews recently.
Mrs. D. Padgct has been to see
her father, Mr. Henry Nelso for a
few days visit.
We are looking for Dick Lambert,
but guess he has not got his new
model car that can swim mud holes.
Members Be?an Work Thi.
Week Edition Will Give
Valuable Information Con
cerning Franklin High.
With practically each member of
the present senior class of the Frank
lin High school assigned to special
work on the High School edition for
next week the class got down to
workx-arlylhiswcck. All ... indica
tions point to an interesting edition
of The Press next week -, The-editorial
page will express the needs of
the schools in general and uf the
Franklin schools in particular. The
Press is giving the students a per
centage of the proceeds from all
advertisements s'olocited. by .the stu
dents to aid them in getting out the
Laurel Leaf, the class annual. As
the edition conies out just before
Easter it is believed that the class
will make quite . a tidy sum from
their, eforts along this line.
Howell Replies to Angel
Franklin, N. C, March 23.
Editor Franklin Press:
Dear Sir: Will you please give me
.space in your valuable paper to reply
to Mr. Sam Angel's letter in the last
to me as a house fly. We all know
that flys are pretty bad to light on
soni cth i ngTh a t 1i a s som cobnox ion s
odor-so he-musthac gotten iul
that state, otherwise he would not
have compared me to the fly. He
says he was just kicking a little at
our county, commissioners for the state
of affairs in our ' community ; but it
did not sound that way in his letter.
-Yesr.L knew, that the commissioners
have a right to lay off roads and
have the damage settled by a jury,
ami not by the kicker, but sometimes
the kickers takes the case to court
and the commissioners are put to the
expense of having a suit. Of course,
there hasn't any thing like that hap
pened in our neighborhood, for we
haven't had much road making done
till now, but have heard threats
itvade to that, affect, and l am pretty
sure vou have heard the same, Mr.-
Angel ' ; '. . . ;
Now you say that high-sounding
speel I spun off about you wanting
the road to go by all the houses and
around the heads of the branches
say your neignnornooa , is not inai
selfish. Then you turn right around
and sugest making the road from
the Keener gap to the Bristle ridge
gap, which would leave five farms
clear off the road and ceach one of
these farms pays very near $2(X) taxes.
Then you call that unselfish. Now
lr. Angel, that kind of road would
be all right for the fox hunters ,but
no good to the traveling public. As
to the number of houses on that road,
you say there are 24. I can't count
but 17 families. You also state that,
from my place to Prentiss, a distance
of 1 3-4 miles, there isn't a single
home on the west side of the new-
road. .Yes, but you forgot to state
that there are eight homes just ovei
on the cast side of said road ami
vi-tw dose to it. also, uie scnooi
Vk.iip rliurr h - house. l)olli, are
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right on the road side. .-Also, .again,
your community has two collections
with the new road; one going to
Prentiss ; the other to l-'ranklm. So
:iftT all. vou don't have to travel
anv farther fhaiL youdiil before, am
If dir. new road had went your way
you' would not have shortened the
distance any. v
Now as to the land value
and vou-" -rt-e 'ccd the same per
aim i.. ...e .v... v.. i t
acre, there is quite a
jiayiug tax on 10 acres
Mi 1(1 I I tl V III.
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:tU,l .'"n. '- ''
acr' : , , ,', ..I
: .Aovv as. to oemg hmihuic.l i imuo
said any . thing to he ashained ci-j".
1 did not call anybody rascals, n" j
you did. .... !
Well as ' my . letter is getting too
lengthy, 1 v. ill close, hoping Mr. Angel
wili repent and not be lost. With
best wishes to The Press.
...:' ' :. V. HOWELL.
Small Boy Dies
Clint Duv all died March 26 at the
age of one year, nine months and
fourteen days. He was the son of
Mr. and Mrs. Carro Ouvall, of Burn
ingtowr., and was bi:ried at Tellico
Baptist'--church, Re Judson Smith
tllLllilll A 1 tij
Great Crowd Gathered There
Saturday, March 242
Day Service Many Form
er Pastors Present.
West's -Mill, N. C, March 28, 1928.
Ed! tor Krankl i n Press f ' "
Since you have been so kind- in
publishing otir notices, I thought . thaT
perhaps my part of the work 'would
not be complete without giving your
readers a peep into the meeting.
Cowee church March 24, 1928. .'This
being the day for the centennian cele
brations, the brethren had placed a
sign over the door reading: "Cowee
Baptist. Church Centennial, March 15,
192S by Elder Humphrey Posey and
Stephen White, 15 members having
letters from Franklin Church, H.
Posey first Pastor."
The people began to gather and
by 11 a. in. a large congregation had
gathered. Among the visitors we find
Elders John S. Smiley (now past 84),
who was baptised into the fellowship
church in I thin V ' f-
Bro. Smiley Bro. F. M. Morgan was
In 7thcabscnccof--the pastor, --by
request, W TUradleyaiorme'r
pastor, acted as . bishop of the oc
casion. After a song service Bro.
Smiley led the opening prayer, after
which 'Bro. Creel was introduced and
preached a great sermon, reading the
first chapter of John, Holding up a
Adjourned one hour for dinner.
The congregation reassembled, heard
a brief history of the church read,
after which several of the brethren
made short talks. During this ser
vice T. F. Deitz, of Beta, Jackson
county, and W. E. Conner, pastor of
West View church, Roxville, Tenn.,
Rev. Conner was pastor at Cowee
in 19(H) and 1901.
Bro. R. P. McCracken came in,
making three former pastors, Conner,
Bradley and ' McCracken.
At night after the song service and
prayer by Bro. McCracken, Bro. F.
M. Morgan preached to a large con-
Sunday 25, despite the rain, about
10:30 the house was filled. After the
song services Bro. Deitz opened the
services, reading the 24th Psalm, and
gave a wonderful exposition, followed
by .Bro. Conner reading 15 verses of
1st chapter of John and using as a
text Genesis 3:15, showing the . great
"Plan of Salvation," followed by an
old time hand shaking and singing,
"God be with you till we meet again."
May. we hope the present genera
tion and the generations to come
will continue to hojd up the "Torch"
that Posev handed.' our fathers at
Cowee in '1H28.
T. C: BRYSON, Clerk.
River Side News
Some of the, farmers of this sec
tion are making slow progress with
their farm work owing to so much
rain and cold weather. .
The sick of our community are im
proving, but we are very sorry to
report the . death of Mr. . Ernest
A M-Mtf-t- litth? boy.' Hjc had nieasles
and pneiniioiiia. ' , -
Mr. Robert Ledbctt. 's little .boy
was - badly hurt, while playing, his
some .one broke
I...- J..-itiri lYi-i.L-i.n
Kamev s store last-rri(; v night. He
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stiir have thieves, robbers and mur
- ' fin vrr;i. f)f ,-,- and some
f:i'nn 'jinuk nu.lts sonK, time ago by
fire. It was found burning at 2
1 o'clock- in ' the morning.
Miss Hester Rhodes has been .visit-.
ing her cousin, Chas Rhodes, and
family on Nantahala last week. ,
Mr. J. L. Young is still busy truck
ing eggs to Greenville,.'' S. C, making
two trips some weeks.
Mr. and .Mrs. R. F. Davis arc
making their home at Otto.
Miss Selma Young, of Route Two,
left a few days ago for Gainesville
and Atlanta' on an extended visit
Mrs. W. M. Smart and son, Bill,
Jr.,- are 'visiting home folks for a