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FRANKLIN, N. C, THURSDAY, AUGUST 30, 1928
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Allen Dills Draws Sentence
of 20 to 25 Years Ida
Dills Sentenced to Pen
For 10 to 15 Years.
The trial of Allen Dill and his wife,
Ida Dills, charged with murder in the
seconefdegree in the slaying of Dave
Waldroop at the head of Cartooge
chaye creek in this county March
24, came to anx end here last week
when the jury returned a verdict of guil
ty as charged against both defendents.
The trial lasted two days and the court
house was filed to capactly during the
course of the trial. The cases
against the dcfendcnl was postponed
from the April term of court on the
plea of ' the defendent's attorneys
that - Bill Shoper brot'hcrof MrsH )ills
and a material witness in the case,
couhl not be found. Immediately
after the shooting of Waldroop, Shopc
who was present at the killing and
who has standing charges against him
in connection with the murder, es
caped. Felix Alley of Waynesville, Mc
Kinley Edwards of Bryson XTity and
George I'atton of Franklin assisted
Solicitor Grover Davis in prosecuting
the cases.' Newt Moody of Murphy
and Dean Sisk of Franklin repre
sented the defendents.
Judge Walter E. Moore sentenced
Allen Dills to- a term of 20 to 25
years in the state peneteniary, and
Mrs. Ida Dills drew a sentence of
10 to 15 years to be served at the
nwskMl e,nden ts hac
are serving sentence.
Whiteoak Bottoms and
Area of One Hundred
Acres to be Left Intact
Some few years ago the W. M.
Ritter Lumber company sold to the
-United States government their large
holdings on the Nantahala river. .
In the transaction the lumber com
pany reserved for a certain period,
all timber on the area above 15 inches
in diameter. They could cut every
thing above this diameter and remove
it from the area within the period
of time agreed upon. Then comes
along Supt. Wolfe, who takes a look
at the area and especially, that part
of the area where the Nantahala
river flows through one of the most
picturesque sections along its entire
course. "Whiteoak bottoms shall not
be touched," says Mr. Wolfe and "an
area of 100 acres shall be left as it
This is one of the beauty spots of
all the mountains and Mr. Wolfe, act
ing for the Ritter Lumber company,
has done one of the biggest things
for this section that he could have
Lumber companies buy timber and
operate for the dollars usually, but
here is an instance where there was
something bigger than dollars, an old
woodman who loves the beauty of the
mountains too much to sacrifice such
a spot to gain a few dollars. !
Mr. Jim McKinney is on Broadway
and Turtle Pond , visiting friends and
Messrs. Raymond Green and Clyde
Patterson were on Broadway Sunday.
' Mr. Jay Wilson spent Saturday
night : with Mr. Andy Wilson. ;
Miss Elsie Oreen spent Saturday
at-Mr: B. Wilson's home.
Messrs. Jim and Nathan McKinney
spent Monday night with Mr. Andy
' Mr. Tom Wilson made a business
trip to Mr. Tom Smith's home Fri-
Mr. John Brown was on Broadway
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Mr." and Mrs.' ' Charlie Carpenter
was in this section last week.
Mr, 'J.. Wilson. "spent Sunday night
with Mr. Ebbie Tajley.
Mr. Columbus Vinson was the
"guest of Mrs. H. C. Wilson last Sun
Miss Zoa Wilson is ill at present
Mrs. Andv Wilson and son, Tom,
made' a business trip to Highlands
Mr. and Mrs. Z. V. McKinney were
berry hunting Friday. ,
Mr. Andv Wilson was the guest
of Mr. Charlie Carpenter Sunday.
I l . ( raw ford, assistant entomolo
gist with the state agricultural de
partment, was inspecting privately
owned fruit tree nurseries in Macon
county Monday of this wek,
Construction Engineer Sur
veying Lines of Town
Preparatory to Installa
tion of New System.
Lawrence Stewart, superintendent of
construction for the South with the
Jupollo Public Service Corporation,
was in town, a few days this week
making a survey of the power and
light lines in the city limits with a
view to installing a complete new
system provided the citizens vote to
sell the. power plant on September
25. Mr. K. M. Mead heads the cor
poration mentioned and has contract
ed to purchase' the municipal plant.
Mr. Lawrence states thaOiis corpora
tion has in mind a complete new
system of lines for the town. Ac
cording to his announcement the
street lighting ; system will be greatly
improved when, and if, the power
plant comes into possession of the
Mead corporation. Within the near,
future a lighting engineer of Cleve
land, Ohio, will visit Franklin to study
the situation here and to advise the
lupollo Public Service corporation as
j to the kind of lighting system best
suited to Franklin.
Short Route Now
Shown On Map
cured Map Will Show
H Route:: From Atlanta, to
Asheville Via Clargesville.
The Georgia State Automobile As
sociation for the past two months has
been endeavoring to place, through
the AAA headquarters at Washington,
J). C, the highway route between At
lanta and Asheville, by way of Cor
nelia, Clarkesville and Clayton, on the
strip map in the ' Southeastern tour (
book, showing it as a major traffic
The information necessary was
lacking untill Wednesday of last week,
when members of the state associa
tion logged the road from .Cornelia to
l)illsboro, "N. C. Figures had already
been secured from Atlanta to Cornelia,
and from Dillsboro to Asheville.
During September . the tour book
will be issued, and the Atlanta to
Asheville short line route will then
be shown for the first time on any
map published. Heretofore no high
way connection was shown to Worth .
Carolina by way of Northeast Geor-I
gia, and consequently tourists were
unaware of the possibilities that have j
prevailed since the completion of the
hard surfacing of state route 15
through Habersham county, and no
traffic was ever directed by this way
from distant points.
Logging this route last week was
accomplished under difficulty, as the
members of the state association made
the entire trip midst a heavy down
pour of rain, and encountered several
storms before completing their task, j
It was necessary that they go through!
with N the job, however, as the map
manufacturers closed their forms for
the year on Friday. The information
obtained was forwarded from Atlanta
to Washington last Thursday by air
Mr. A. W. McKcand, executive di
rector of the stPte organization, in. a
letter received Saturday, states that j
only through the cooperation given
th'e AAA by the splendid membership 1
in Habersham countv was it possible j
to place this ncvand"important--rtnite4
on the map .'which is used' by thou
sands of tourists each year. Tri
The fourth Quarterly ConfcreVlro
of the l-Vanklin Circuit will, be held
at the lotla Methodist Church SaKir-1
day, September the 8th.
Kev. W. P. Tucker, the presiding!
Elder will preach at 11:00 A. M., and
dinner will be served by the ladies of
the church, and the conference will
be held in the afternoon.
This will be the last Quarterly'
Conference for this Annual Confer
ence Year. The Annual Conference
will meet in Charlotte Oct. 24, . 1928.
All officers for the ensuing year
will be elected at this Conference,
and we are anxious to have a large
J. II. STRICKLAND, P. C,
County Agent Busy Getting
Data Ready for, Program
of County Fair to be Held
Here in October.
The county agent has about com
pleted gathering the data for the
program of Macon county's fair to
be held during the month of October.
He takes this method of extending
thanks to the merchants and others
who have contracted for advertising
space to help pay the expense of
printing the program.
The first fair in many years was
held at the school auditorium last
fall.. The fair this year is expected to
be far Tic tTeTthaTr t h (pTe'clHli iTgT)TreT
Not only -are the citizens in general
t ak in g more interst in th fair than
they did last year but the 4-H club
boys and girls are working hard t
make me tai.r a success. 1 hese boys
and girls are planning to have 'many
exhibits on display. The agent has
made arrangement to offer prizes
that . arc well worth winning. A list
of. these prizes was published some
time ago in this paper. Further de
tails of the county fair will appear
from time to time in The Press.
VISIT MACON CO.
Specialists of Extension
Service to Come to Macon
During September. - "
Specialists from the extension ser
vice of the state will come to Macon
county in September to aid the -citizens
in problems pertaining to poul
try, - hogs and pastures. ... September
4, 5, 6 and 7 .will -find G. F. Tarrish,
poultry specialist in Macon county to
assist the people' in culling flocks,
in organization and in all ways where !
he can be of service.
W. V. Hayes, the hog specialist,
will be here on September 13, 14 and ;
15. On September 20, 21 and 22 J.
v, Sams, pasture specialist, will come
to Macon to. give advice regarding
the pastures of the county..
The county agent states that these
three men will visit various farms in
the countv and will meet with the
people of iny community provided they
so wish. He requests that the meet
ings be called and that those interested
consult with him concerning the dates.
Mr. Haris believes that the visits of
these specialists will be a good op
portunity to get expert advice and
to discuss problems affecting the
special lines of work mentioned.
Trout Season Closes
An anouncemcnt by J. J. Mann,
county game warden, states that the
trout season closes September first.
The squirrel season opens September i
15 and the dove season September 16.
Further announcements of the hunting
season will appear in The Press. .
Uncle Bragg Scores
Uncle Bragg Higdon vouches for
this storv. In fact he is scoring
heavily imd enjoying life while doing
so. 'For . the' past several months
Uncle 1',-ml'l' has been 'frt-rt inur ahoni
the stories told on him concerning !
hlsTrltviTlh iriinrr kTcmth -
Aunt Harriet Higdon aFkei some per
tinent Jjucstiorts". as to w!i and how
of briars in Uncle Bragg's cornfields,
regardles of the fact that Allen
Adams hatl renortcd seeing Uncle
Brag-j -hoeiiiL'' corn."- It seems that
John Thomas,' though not a party to
uie controversy, was enjoying uncle
Bragg's disconiforturc. Then came
court week with John Thomas on the
jury. One of the first, cases called
was that of the state against a negro
charged with an affray. John Thomas
was smugly seated in the jury box,
with visions of $2.00 per day for jury
duty, says Uncle Bragg. Then ac
cording to Uncle Bragg, the judge
announced that any member of the
jury related by blood to the defen
dent could not legally sit upon the
case. Uncle Bragg states that John
after squirming around for a few
moments, quietly withdrew from the
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CHECK FOR $100
Macon County's Farm Agent
Wins First Prize in Write
Up of Master Farmers
87 Agents Competed.
Lyles Harris, county agent for Ma
con county, has just received a check
for $100 from the Progressive Farmer
as first prize in write-up of Master
Farmers. It will be recalled that
some months ago the Progressive
Farmer sponsored 'the master farmer
movement in this and other states.
Candidates for this high honor were
selected from eighty-seven counties
and the state. From this number .'25
farmers of North Carolina were chos
en as inaster farmers. Among the
number so chosen was Charlie Teague
of Macon county whose' 'remarkable
record as a fartn-er i-da-ed h inih igh .
on the . list of twenty-five. Before the
selection -of-master fanners-was -..made ,
each county agent submitted a write-!
up of the Inst farmer. in. his respective !
.county. I lie article written on (. liarliei
cague by Lyles Harris easily won
fVst prize in the contest. The fact
tht M aeon county has a master
farmer and a county agent who ' is
able to tell in an entertaining manner
of the accomplishments of this master
farmer is a source of pride to the
citizens of Macon.
More Deer For
Officials of the Wayah Bald Game
preserve have been notified that a
"SlDIC"1 miCK r"IOaTtWTr---tr?--Y-Tvww
The deer being caught for this
section are a - part of the Jiumber
Pines. When these deer are re
leased it will be necessary for the
wardens to strictly enforce the rules
of no dogs on the area.
V. T. Slonecyphcr, salesman for the
lacal Chevrolet agency, is attending
a convention ot -Lar Llub at Louis-
ivy, l ins liuu n auiiiiustii yi
salesmen who sell 72 Chcv rolcts or
more each year. Mr. Stonecypher
came to Franklin last January and
already sold more than the required
X,1C Chevrolct company pays all
Mr. Stonecyphcr's expenses of the
trip and this company will handsomely
entertain the several hundred sales
men present. According to a high
official of the Chevrolct company, the
local agency, considering the size of
the town, has made a remarkable
record in the past year. Chas.
Perry, president of the Perry -Jones
Chevrolet company states that the
success of his company has been due
in no small part to ehe efforts of Mr.
N. C. Department
Law to Protect Tree, Shrubs and
Flowers Alone State Highways
r Any person not being on his own
lands, or without the consent of the
owner therot,: who shall, within one
hundred yards of any State highways
of North Carolina or within a like
distance of any other public road or
highway, willfully commit any damage,
injury or 'spoliation to or upon any
le, woo.l, . timber, garden,- crops,
-Vegetables, .'plants,- lands, springs or
'any other matter or thing growing
. thm-on, or who cuts, breaks, injures,
! or reni'A cs r.ny tree, plant or flower
within such limits, or shall deposit !r
y - Xrashdelnus
units, shall be guiltv of
a -.-inisdoiHeaiicr and- upon-, conviction
fined -not -"exceeding- fifty dollars (SSU)
or imprisoned not exceeding thirty
days: Provided, however, that this
act shall not ..apply to
of. the State
agents, and -..employees
mgnway . Commission or 'county roa'i
authorities while in the 'discharge of
Chapter 54 (Sec.. 1) Public Laws of
1924 (Special Session - entitled "An
Act to Protect Owners of Property
along the State Highways of. North
Carolina.'' , .
At the meeting, of the board, of
county commissioners on August 6th
an order was passed directing the tax
collector to proceed to collect unpaid
taxes in, the manner prescribed by
h. v. cumwi
Died at His Home in Dur
ham August 24 After
Two Days Illness Inter
red at Franklin Sunday
II. V. Cunningham, 43,' a former
citizen of Franklin, died at his home
in Durham August 24 and was buried
here . Sunday. The deceased was se- '
riously ill for only two days before
his death, but had suffered, extremely
with rheumatism for two or three
years.. He had made an out-standing'
success in business- in is .adopted city. ,
Some years ago he was married to
Miss Elizabeth O'Kcily '.of Durham ;
Aiiho-viihlhree children. I ames, Rob-
ert anu : . M. . V ., J r., survive the de-ceaed.-
lleis als survival by" 1iis
parents, Mr. and 'Mrs". TUIC. Cun-
ningliani of h'ranklin, and the follow-
rothers and sisters: W.
C. Cunningham of Franklin,' Mrs.
Ida Wright of Atlanta; J. K. Cun
ningham of Norton, Ya, ; Charles Ed
win Cunningham of Akron, Ohio;
Marshall Cunningham of Arizona;
Roy. and Miss Margajet Cunningham
of Franklin and Mrs. Sallie Moore
The remains were interred at the
new cemetery , west of town Sunday.
Rev. R. F. Mock, pastor of the local
Methodist church was in char ge of ,
the funeral services. A wilderness
of flowers showed the respect and
esteem in which the deceased was held
by hundreds of friends and relatiyes
in his native town. ' -
During the first week of court the
following cases were disposed of in
Macon superior court : y ,; 7
Case of Charlie Oliver, Cecil Holt
and Harry Shepherd, charged with-an
affray positioned until spring term of
Case against W. J. Cooper, post
poned. . ;
Hirry Brown, carrying concealed
weapons, not guilty.
Cy Derryberry, drunkenness, $20 and
O'Neal Woody, affray, cost.
Pink and Henrietta Ledford,. affray,
Pink not guilty. Henrietta $10 and
Fred Stone, conspiracy to. break
jail, 6 months in jail. '
J. A. Sludcr, speeding, $20 and cost
Marshalle Lambert, retailing, $100
Sherman Messer, distilling and re
tailing, not guilty.
Frank Moss, distilling, $50 and cost
and 12 months suspended sentence.
W. A. Burrell, retailing, $2$ and
Will Howard, F. H. Smith and L.
P. Shuler, possession, $25 and cost
4ohn Ledford, drunkenness and
speeding; two cases, $20 and cost.
Kobcrt Sanders, drunkenness, $25
Glenn Freeman, affray, cost.
GlennvSnccd, affray, $50 and cost.
Alex Holbrooks, drunkenness, $20
l'.en Uuffey, retailing, $25 and cost.
Jim Love, possession, cost.
Ossie Sutton, Bert Hensley, Ernest
Hall, transporting, $25 and cost each.
John-and Jack Conley, store break
ing, sentenced to criminal insane asyl
um for' not less than 5 rior more
than 10 years, each.-
Leslie Crunkleton, larceny, cost.
Kiggie Neal, --drunkenness, $0 and
Cost. - ' " '"" -------
A. P, Angel, disjiosing of mortgaged
jiropertv,- $10 and cost. .
C. M. Cowart, possession, $25 and
were f-o-npletcd but
judgment not passe
it tune ot going .
Lawyers to Locate Here
Moody & Moody, a' prominent firm
'of lawyers with offices at Murphy,
will establish a 'branch office here
about' September 15. This firm con
sists of Ncwl Moody and his two
sous. Mr. Moody, closed the deal
here this, week whereby, he becomes
owner of the Kdwin !!!e;-klcy home
on the Fair (Grounds sub-division.
It is presumed, that ore of the firm
will use this handsome residence as
There will be a box supper and
entertainment at Holly Springs Sat
urday night, September I, 1928. ' No
admission fee, but everyone cordially
invited. Proceeds to purchase equip-
Jmcnt for school. TEACHER.