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vFRAWKLIN, N. C, THURSDAY, APRIL25, 1529
SICffi OF LIFE
An Unknown Person ,Pre
! sents Sam With a Baby
Girl Sam' Mistakes Baby
For Bomb and Makes
. Tracks For Sheriff.
, About daylight Sunday morning
Sam Howard who operates the Black-iird-
filling station near th j Georgia
line received the surprise of his life.
On agoing to his place of business
.Mr. Howard found a suit case by the
front door. Having read much 'of
bombs Sam immediately - became
wary and decided that no'bolsheyist
was going to wreck his filling station.
While he was thinking the matter
over? strange sounds began td emanate
froir the suit case. This was en- h
urpiy iuu inuui lur Odin, ou .nc
: i i. n- ' j u i. n
jumped in nis iavvcr aim uiuku uii
speed records jto town where he
woke Frank Norton', deputy sheriff,
and demanded protection in no un
certain terms, it is said. ; Frank
and Sam 'returned to Sam's place of
business. Frank, though accustomed
toj . deal with bootleggers and bad
men in general, was somewhat at a
loss as to Jiow, to proceed in a case
of this kind. While carefully and
dubiously considering the best method
of procedure, wails again came from
the suit case. Mustering up enough
courage to capture a dozen whiskey
runners Frank finally opened the
satchel and found a .fine baby girl
alive; and kicking. The baby, was
nicely dressed and well wrapped.
roar oj a car engine was nearu on
the Georgia , road. , This trip was
made? by the deputy to get a doctor
and the coronor. Even as .long "as
24 hours after Frank was unable to
explain why the presence, of a cor-oner-.-was
.me'eessary. .Dr.1 Rogers
and Coroner Conley Conley went out
and brought the baby to a local
hospital where at last accounts it
was doing nicely.
No one has any idea as to the
identity of the mother. Dr. Angel
states that the baby when left at his
hospital was apparently about thirty
six hours old. . "
Cullowhee Now A College
Cullowhee, April 19 Cullowhee
State' Normal School becomes "offic:
ally today Western Carolina Teachers
College. , That is the ' information
just received from the "Stater Execu
tive Budget Bureau office, Raleigh.
This is the thirtieth day since the
bill; providing for the change in the
charter was enacted into law; It
is presumed that' there must be some
general State law or some decision
of 'the Supreme Court to the effect
that thirty days may elapse, in the
case of a corporation which changes
its name, 'during which time it is
legal '.and ' proper to use the , old
name.' At any rate, - Cullowhee has
romnletelv broken through its con
fining '--cocoon and emerges today
into .full-fledged college, so far as
its .name ic .concerned. Western
Carolina Teachers Colkge becomes a
fact, not a' dream, not a plan, nor a
mere authorization. .
President Hunter stated today w
chapel .that -proposals .would he laid
Deiorc tne uoaru ui- a i unices &uuu.
looking' toward the physical expan-j
sion of the college plant, and, toward
the laying of broad, constructive!
foundations for an education insti-'
tution at Cullowhee which shall meet
the highest standards of a teacher?
college, v Those responsible for the
building up of the college are !. de
, tefmined. he said, to develop the
' college along sound lines and to seek
the most competent advice and assis
tance ' available. It is hoped ulti
. mately to make of Cullowhee( it will: body constitutes the "Y" cabinet. Stu
still be "Cullowhee" to its hundreds dents chosen and the work to which
of friends) a unique institution they have been deetailed are R. M.
i1 C - 1 1 ..Untn nt rt ir.fl. tl. i 1'
among me pruicssiuuni auiuuis vi
Mr. Bert Tilson and son are visit
ing relatives on Buck creek.
Mr. and Mrs. George Rogers spent
Sunday with ' Mr. and Mrs. Ben
Rogers. ' 1
Misses Geneva and Mildred Rogers
and Mr. Kfermit Rogers spent the
week end -at Cashiers with their
nunt, . Mrs. T. B. Zacha'ry. They
rvere accompanied home by Mr. How
ard Zachary. ."
on Buck creek. "
Mr. Ray Bryson is visiting friCnds
Makes Chickens pay
From Januarv 1 until April 13,
Mrs. -Ed Bradley has sold $114.12
worth of eccs, and $132.68 worth of
? ?r. Total, f2tr . '
That the people of Franklin may vote intelligently in
the coming town election it has been suggested that the
following questionare be propounded to the candidates
fc;- the board of aldermen:
If elected what will be your position on these matters?
(a) Will you vote for sewer extension?
(b) What streets, if any, will you endeavor to have
(c) Do you believe in building a town hall?
(d) What will be your attitude on a gravity water
system for the town?
(e) Do you believe in the city manager form of gov
ernment for Franklin?
(f ) Do you think that Franklin should have a munic
(g) Will you gamble to the extent of $8,000 on the
new well? .
There are at present 28 .living
Confederate veterans in Macon coun
ty; These 'old soldiers will .be the
guests of honor at our celebration. J
Judge and Mrs. T. J. Johnston
have offered their home for the day,
for the use of "Our boys in Gray."
Mrs.. Johnston will have a committee
of young women to serve lunch -to
They will ride in the parade with
their cars decked in the "old colors."
Get out your-caps and the old
"muskets" boys,- and- be primping
up for the occassion.
Jjherc will be .. prizes offered for
ttlf " tniwt 9tM"rltoff
We would like for anyone having
a large or - smal car, : buggy . or sur
rey to enter their vehicles in the
parade. Decorate them to resemble
any flower, any period in history,
thing you wish. '
The amount of the, prizes will be
announced later. '
;Thc U. D. C. float will .be. a
covered wagon, drawn by oxen. This
float will lead the parade and set
the pace for the procession to pas
in review by the judges stand on
Rankin Square. ,
Young ladies, ' daughters, of
"Daughters" ' dressed in colonial cos
tume will ride in the covered wagon.
This float will NOT be entered for
We would like for this - wagon
to be "body by schooner."
Who has an old schooner wagon
and a matched -pair of. oxen?. The
woods used to be ; full' of them.
Are they grazing in-green pastures
as the trucks rustle past with their
one-time leisurely load, or have they
gone "down the red lane?" Anyway
we want -this "lowly ox", to lead our
100 year celebration, to remind us of
the patient beast, that brought our
forefathers into our "Western Wil
derness." The judges of the prize floats will
be . out of town visitors.
Judge T. J. Johnston will be mas-
j w T. Moore and Ras Pcnland,
Wc would like to have th& names
of those entering . the parade as
soon as possible. " Please leave your
name with the editor of The Press.
These names and your float, will be
pUbiished . - ,
.. Thanks' to the editor for suggestion
of thc "Pioneer Float."
A r"rTXC -
IN Y. M C A.
Davidson, April 17. Frank Rcid
Brown, of Greensboro, newly elected
president of, the Davidson College Y.
M. C. A., has selected his corps of
assistants during the next year,, which
, nnsnan, :iODiie, Aia., cnapei sei
vices ; S. R. Coker, 1 Hartsvilley S. C. ;
boys' work; A. M. Frew, Charleston,
W. Va.. weekly meetings; W. R. Hill,
Statcsville, attendance; F. W. Johns
ton, Jefferson, Ga., social center; Z.
V. Long, Jr.', Statesville, freshmen
work; W. G.- McGavok, Franklin,
Tenn., social life; W. .' B. McGuire,
Franklin, vocational guidance ; F. D.
Miller, Surgoinsville, Tenn.; publica
tions; T. R. Nunan, Atlanta, Ga.. stu
dent life: J. C Lawrence, Kenly,
Sunday schools; John F. Preston, Jr.;
China, world evangelism ; Carl R.
Pritchet Reidsvolle, student life, and
Dean Rusk; Atlanta, Ga., deputations.
Wiley Sings Over Radio
Wiley Rogers, youngest son of Mrs.
Sam Rogers', sang over the radio
from Washington city Tuesday night
of this week. Many of his friends
here tuned in to hear the concert.
Ace High Magazine Tells
of Gems Found At Corun
dum ,HiIl and Other
Places In This County.
In the' second May Number .of -the
Ace High Magazine, John A. Thomp
son, mining expert, in his depart
ment, The Sluice Box, mentions the
gem mines of Macon and other
was t e r n . . j Nor t h , Curr,ta r qii nti.s
' -AliK "-'f'-ii '- i i;- .-,!
jciiiva was yiyuauiy tut mat" iv in
stitute a systematic search for gems
in North. Carolina. "In North Caro
lina," states Mr. Thompson, "Meck
lenburg, McDowell, Burke and Cald
well have all yielded alluvial dia
monds':: Odthcr- gefns-"' haier '"befrrr
found in -Madispn, Jackson, Buncombe
and Macon counties; one of the most
notable gem districts being Corundum
Hill, near Franklin, Macon" county.
One of the finest emerald-green sap
phires in the world came from the
Cullasaja mine at Corundum Hill and
was a part of the Morgan Bement
collection. Rubies have .come Jfrom
the Cowee Valley in Macon county."
The Ace High is one of the chain
of Clayton magazines. More than a
million and a -quarter of these maga
zines being sold every month. Thus
the fame- of Macon as a gem center
is spreading to all parts of Jhe
world.- For the past several months
mining 1 experts have been making
Jacon county their .headquarters
while prospecting in this' and adjoin
ing counties. Indication's now point
to the possibility that mining opera
tions on ,a considerable scale will be
started in Macon county within the
sooner. , ; -
J. J. Mann, of Franklin, Macon
county 'game-warden, has written to
State Forester J. S. Holmes that he
has found an almost unlimited supply
of red hickory in his -county suitab'e
to supply" a plant which .has inquired
of the Department of Conservation
and Development for this material. -
The firm which is seeking .Jiickory
of 12 'to 18 inches in diameter, has
arssured the department. of its. desire
to reopen a plant which has been
discontinued in this state, provided a
sufficient supply of raw material could
be delivered at Brevard at. a Reason
able cost. r"-
Warden Mann has : notifiedl State
Forester Holmes that there isra sup
ply of this timber in Macon county
within easy access to railroad.
Last Rites For E. H. Franks
Last Thursday afternoon, at the
Baptist church the last sad rites were
held for the late E. H. Franks. Not
only- the main auditorium of the
church, but the adjacent rooms, were
filled with hundreds of people who
had come to pay a tribute of deserved
respect to the departed. A wilder
ness of flowers testified to the esteerfn
m which the deceased was held. All
three local pastors took part in the
funeral services. Rev. J. A. Flanagan
read a passage or two from the Bible,
Rev. R. F. Mock led in prayer an,J
Dr. "W. M. Lee preached a short and
interesting sermon. The choir san?
"How Firm a Foundation" and "It Is
Well With My Soul" favorite songs
of the deceased.
The' 'local lodge of Masons then
took charge of the remains and com
pleted the burial with Masonic honors
at'the city cemetery one mile west of
.Traveling About Country In
Interest of Airports Dar-
. ing Aviators Will Perform
Aerial Stunts Over Town.
One of the most famous stunt)
flyers in ''America will be here Fritj
day, Saturday and Sunday. He is
Jimmy Krouskop of Macon, Ga., who!
won. the air derby in that city some
time ago. He will act as pilot while
"Daredevil" Burns will-hang to the
plane by his knees, perform aerial
tricks on a rope ladder and suspend
his body from the plane with inner
tubes. Dewey Hall", another well
known pilot also belongs to the
Flying Circus. This team has landed
and taken off from airports all over
the country and recently came f r,om
Hollywood where they doubled in
dangerous ; air stunts for famous
screen actors. On Sunday Jimrny
Krouskop will inake a dead stick
landing from an altitude of 3,000
feet. In' other words he will kill
his engine at this elevation and glide
to the field. It is understood that
the flyers will use the John Thomas
field on the east side of the river.
"Daredevil" Burns was in Franklin
Monday . and looked over the . field.
In an interview with a Press reporter
he stated that the Thomas field will
make an ideal airport. Rumors
have been going the rounds here to
the effect that big planes can not
take off from the Thomas field due
to the proximity of adjacent hills.
Mr. Burns who states that he has
.la-nd.94aml .tilkc.n oJ iro a1.km.dsjwill then compete with the winnciV
UI iiCIUS -&iiU yU4" --Uj ,' : USiii .oil
in question. the largest three motofcdl
planes can easily take the air from
that place. He also ' suggested that,
either the town -or the citizens
thereof investigate " the feasibility of
tof c.aa airport hereA"Theutowii'4hat
does not have an airport in the
immediate: future," stated Mr. Burns,
"is bound to go backward." Realiz
ing the importance of an airport for
each town Mr. Burn will talk ' to
the public : of Iranklm at the Macon
theatre Thursday night of this week
at .8 :30 and explain why ,an airport
is necessary and what should be
done to' bring about this addition to
the . town. He further stated that
an airport will pay for itself in three
to five years. Very little grading
will be necessary at the Thomas
field. Such being the" case Mr.
Burns was confident that a hanger , to
accomodate four (planes and the
necessary grading would not cost
more than $2500.
Miss Margaret McGuire, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. ,W. B. McGuire,
won third place in the state musical.
contest; for high school 4 girls held
at 'N. C. C. W. )n April 21. Miss
McGuire' represented the fifteenth dis
trict composed i that part of the
state lying west of Canton. MJss
McGuirc's instrument was the piano
and three girls, including Miss Mc
Gure, -tied for first, plate in the
orginal contest. In the play-off
the local girl came third. For the
past three or four years Miss Mc
Guire has been studying music under
the expert direction of Miss- Mattie
Anel. The fact that Miss McGuire!
won third place in the state contest
has : been the cause of many, con
gratulations not only to the young
lady herself " but ,"' to . her teacher as
Rev. Norman Holden, filled his
aopoirrtment Saturday and- Sunday.
He preached from the 13th chapter
of The Acts. . He took his text
for Saturday, "They Sent Them
Away." ; .
Mr. John Cook is in a pitiful con
dition with a cancer on his face.
He can't be with us long. We hope
there is a crown laid up for him
in heaven. ,
Mr. Z. B. Byrd "was in this section
Friday taking up poles on the U. S.
Mr. Ebinzar Hurst was visiting his
daughter, Mrs. Robert Ramsey, Fri
day, j' . '.
' Mf.Van'd Mrs. Robert Ramsey and
his father, S. T. Ramsey .went to
Iotla Sunday to, a church dedication:
Messrs. Robert and Harley Ramsey
wen to town Monday-on business,
. Mr. Tames - Rabv of Holly Springs
- talking of putting s a , saw mill in
' Mrs. James Ramsey ws viting
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Byrd
Mrs. W, E. Smith of Burningtown
was visitinsr Mrs. Maude; Mason Sat
urday night. "
I'HL EXPLORE j
Asheville Times To Sez3
Expedition Into Wilds cf
Park AreaLocal ' Boy
Scout Has Chance To Go.
Plans, for an exploring .expedition
in June into the wildest and most
ruggicl parts of the Great Smoky
Mountains National Park area in
Western North Carolina, are an-r
nounced by The Asheville , Times,
sponsor of the adventure.
The principal objective of the ex
pedition will be ' the discovery, if
possible, of Indian picture writings,
which according to Cherokee Indian
stories, exist on the unexplored and
precipitous cliffs in the SawtoOi"
country, but concerning which there
is " no authoritative ' record. Thc
will also seek Indian relics and study
the aiimal and tree, and - plant lire
in those section of the Great Smokies
which have been visited by few if-'
any white men.
The best qualified Boy Scout ill
Western North Carolina will be a
member of this expedition. Th);
exploring party wSll consist of two
members of the Times' editorial staff
and the Boy Scout. ' The Boy Scout
organization in Western North Caro-;
lina will conduct' contests in cvcnK
troop in every town' and county iff
this' district. Prizes and medals will
be awarded to the best Boy Scouts
in each troon. town and countv. Ttfc
winning Scouts in the local tontesi)
i trom - otner tQ-A:aa-aua,.Mi:-..-n.-.
the expedition trip with all equip
ment and expenses furnished.
The exploring party, will establish
a base camp at Irrdiafi Gap, on thj
crest of the Smokies' -accessible -. to
track"'- horsel5Frorrt'- this floirtt the
explorers will travel afoot with their
equipment on their backs. They:
will use homing pigeons to senfl
occasional reports to Asheville and
frr n1rtrpnrv, pnmmiiniMtinn ' if
necessary, They plan to be golie'
abonOa; month. " . ' r
noted author, outdoor sportsman ana
authority on the Great Smokies, is
chief advisor to The Times in routing
and" planning the expedition.
According to Mr. J.' O. Harrison,
county manager, certain books con
taining the receipts and ;disburs
mcnts for 1922-23 and part of 1924
are missing-from the county files.
A further search for these records is
to be made, states Mr. Harrisoix.
In' the absence of these records it
is said that the auditor who was
recently engaged to aduit the countyl,
books has been unable, to acconnt for
$18,000 that the available records show
should bo in the county treasury,
but is not. Mr. Harrison also states
that certain sums of money ., amount
ing to several thousands Of dollars
has been loaned to private individuals
by the county. Some of these notes
now in the treasurer's office are
past due and thc county manager
states that he has instructed the
county attorney to collect such notes
Mrs. Lyman Higdon Honors
Husband With Party
Mrs. Lyman HigdOn was the hostess
for a surprise, dinner party givea
at her' lovely homo Monday evening
in celebration of the birthday anni
versary of . her - husband. ( ' . , ' ":
The house vas beautifully decorated ,
in tulips and other spring flowers,
which carried nut the . color note in
pink and white.
The only decoration for the table
was a large birthday cake decorated
in lillies soi the, valley and little
pink candles .and four pink and white
tapers in silver holders'.
Covers we-e laid for Mr. and Mrs.
Lvma-n Higdon. Mr. W. L. Higdon,
Miss Kate Hirdon, Mr. and Mrs.
Frank M-ondy, Mr. and Mrs. Albert
Ramsey. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Higdon,
Mr. John Berry and Mr. Lyman
Miss Franks Here
Miss Mattie Will Franks of Indi
ana is visiting her grandmother, Mrs.
E. H. Franks and ,her maternal
rrandparents. Mr. and Mrs. J. J.
Cohle. Miss Franks came tf
F-rklin to neM the recent funeral
k grandfather, the late E. TL
Franks. ' ' 'v'.. ,
- Some months ago ; Miss Franks
won a beauty "contest in Indhn
and was awarded a trip - to II' "