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FRANKLIN, N. C, THURSDAY, JULY 11, 1929.
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REV. It F. HOCK RECEIVES LETTRS OF
His Attacks on Bishop Cannon Flashed to All Parts of
, United States His Plea For The Simple Faith Inspires
' Many. : .
In the local Methodist church a
few Sundays ago the pastor, Rev. R.
F. Mock, made an earnest plea for
'the simple faith and for a church
devoted solely to the saving of souls.
During his discourse the pastor
roundly scored Bishop James Cannon,
Jr., for his activities in politics and
in Wall Street. Excerpts from this
sermon were flashed to all parts of
the United States. That his message
touched a responsive chord in human
hearts is amply evidenced , by the
numerous letters the local pastor has
received recommending him for the
rnnracrpnns stand hp had taWpn Thpcf
J ' letters come from men ad women in
all walks of life, including preachers,
judges, realtors, traveling men, men
of business and others. Without
exception these epistles commend Rev.
Mock. Many expressed the wish
that the church had more ministers
like the one who occupies the Franklin
Methodist church. In his sermon
the local pastor intimated that his
superiors might attempt to discipline
(. him for his remarks concerning the
nefarious activities of Bishop Cannon.
' A prominent lawyer of a nearby town
in a letter to Mr. Mock, states that
there is little or no danger that the
conference will take any action look
ing to disciplinary measures. Should
it do so, said this man, the Methodist
church will experience a revolution
that will astonish the world.
A few of the letters received by
the Franklin minister commending
him for his. courage are printed be
i low :
Asheville, N. C, June 27, 1929.
.... Rev. R. F. Mock, ' : -
Franklin, N. C.
Dear Mr. Mock:
Please permit me to offer my con
gratulations in openly, and frankly
speaking . your mind about Bishop
Cannon's political activities and his
Wall str.eet gambling I knowjt took
courage, and it is exactly this type
of courage in its ministers, that the
church needs, it seems o me.
I am a very poor church member
I . know, and as sucft perhaps I
should be silent But u could not
pass up the chance to tell you that
it seems to me your statement is
exactly the sort of thing Christ would
say were he here today i
With kind personal regard
; Barron, Wis., June 28, 1929.
The Rev. R. F. Mock of the M. E.
Church, North . Carolina. V
My dear sir :
Note through the press you have
courage enough to stand before your
congregation and denounce a dictator
j politician and gambler.
A I wish to congratulate you and
vish some arrangements could be
made to broadcast your talk some
Yours very truly,
A. J. OSBORNE
707 Broadway, New York City
June 26, 1929.
Rev. R. F. Mock,
Franklin, N. C.
Mv dear sir:
Tust a few words to thank you
for denouncing Cannon. He has
certainly shown that he; is unfit for
" the rriinistry of our Evangelical
church, and I would add even for
I hope if he has not the decency
to resign that the Methodist church
will oppose him.
As a life-long prohibitionist, I wcl-
' corned his opposition to Smith, but he,
has shown himself to be far different
from the man of high character, I
supposed him to be.
Thanking you for having spokerw
. v Sincerely
! " BENJAMIN MACMAHON.
Member Central Asheville
Pattonsburg, Missouri, June 28, 1929.
Rev. R. F. Mock,
Franklin, North Carolina.
I noticed yesterday in yesterday's
Globe-Democrat, of St. Louis Mo.;
k excerps of a sermon you recently de
livered in your pastorate in Franklin
North Carolina, as pastor of the Meth
odist church, South,xin criticism of
- . "Bishop James .E. Cannon, in what
seems to be the dual life he is living,
to-wit; that of being bishop in the
Methodist church, South, and officiat
ing in important activities as an over
seer in that church. Also, it seems,
at the same time being engaged in
gambling with bucket shops gambling.
Also on different honrrH of trJ
The Garden Club and As
sociated Circles to Hold
Flower Show in August in
Electric Store of Jupollo
Company Many Prizes to
The Garden Club and the associated
flower circles will have a flower
show some time during the month of
August. Through the courtesy of the
Jupollo Public Service Co., this show
will be staged in their building in
the post office block. All the people
of Macon county who are interested
in flowers are cordially invited to
enter the contest for prizes in the
following schedule of exhibits:-
1. Collection of largest zinnias.
2. The handsomest collection of
3. Finest collection of dahlias.
4. The largest single dahlia.
5. ' Bowl, garden flowers, any kind.
6. Vase, garden flowers any kind.
7. Basket, garden flowers, any kind.
8. Best collection of roses.
9. Basket, mixed wild flowers, only.
.10 Prettiest collection -of -asters..-,-
11. Potted plant in flower.
12. Prize for best minature garden,
not to exceed three feet in length,
arranged on something 'portable.
A prize will be given to the circle
or club that will arrange the most
Deautitul appointed table either in
silver or crystal, with the center
piece of flowers being the predom
inant note. This will be given by
a popular vote while the prizes for
exhibits will be awarded by three
judges who will take into considera
tion artistic arrangement, distinctive
color, harmony and perfection of flow
ers. There will also be an economy
table featuring , simplicity, color har
mony and highest perfection for least
expense. Exact date of flower show
and details will be given at a later
date. . MRS. F. S. JOHNSTON,
But more especially at Richmond, Va.,
and at New York City.
I will here say that I have been a
member of the Methodist E. C. South
since September 1862, and have al
ways felt a deep interest in the real
prosperity, and success in its ministry
in efforts to raise the Christian mem
bership, to a nearer, and more spirit
ual relation, with God, whom they pro
fess to serve.
I desire to commend your course,
in denouncing the conduct, of the
said Bishop Cannon, in his un-Chris-tian
conduct, to, by his actions to
harmonize purity, and the mOst cor
rupting vices of gambling. Even
when he was pretentiously going
through the fornjulas, of the church
of God, and at the same time, at
tempting to lower godliness, into com
radeship, with one of the most griev
ous iniquities in existence, which is
causing, perhaps more trouble and
shame than any other sin, with its
long train of grief and misery to
May your kind of ministers greatly
increase, as a restraining power for
true righteousness. I believe one of
the tendencies which is so productive
to evil, is the desire of many ministers
who really desire to do good, but
still are too timid, in trying to make
friends of mammon and secure more
desirable appointments, by compro
mizing, with something like the selfish
sordiness, which has been exemplified
by James E. Cannon, the erstwhile, for
quite a time. May your example in
not .attempting to. cover sin, be fol
lowed bv the larger bodies of minist
ers. Then, the question, which is
now so often asked, can satisfactorily,
be answered, Which is: What is the
matter with the churches, that they
do not prosper, as they formerally
did? To use a saying of the late
Sam ones, in answer to that ques
tion, was : "That righteousness and sin
could not dwell in peace under the
All honor is due you for your con
demnation of sin, among the so-called
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DR E. E. HUNTSBERRY
To Start Revival Services
at Baptist Church July
21 Was Here Last Year
on Same Mission.
Dr. E. E. Huntsberry, who held"
the great meeting with the church
last, year will begin a meeting with
Dr. Lee on July 21, the third Sun
day. He and the church workers
will go out to Ridgecrest church on
the third Sunday afternoon - at three
P. M. to preach.
Dr. Huntsberry has just closed a
meeting in Louisiana wit hover 75
additions to the church. ,
He is much beloved in Franklin,
and vast congregations will'l assemble
to hear him.
Prayer meetings will begin. this week
in preparation for the meeting.
Dr. Huntsberry had 116 additions
during, the meeting here, last year.
It is hoped that the church will be
greatly rev ived and many converted
He will reach Franklin with his
wife on Saturday, July, 20.
Mr. David Mashburn of Andrews,
will assist in the meeting in taking
the census, leading the singing, and
leading' prayer meetings, and in per
sonal work. - .
,' Golf Tournament
The winning couple at the weekly
Scotch Ball Tournament, put on by
the Franklin Golf Club, was Mr.
Jack Sewell and Miss Curie Sinclair.
Mr.. R. S. Jones and Miss Burch
In the Men's and Women's Monthly
Tournament, on Thursday, July 4th,
Mr. Jack Sewell won first place, Mr.
G. L. Houk, second, Mr. R. S. Jones,
third. Mrs. Gilmer A. Jones and.
Miss Sinclair tied fourth, and Miss
Mattie Angel played fifth.
There will be a women's tourna
ment on Tuesday, July 9, and on
Thursday, July 11, the regular weekly
All who are interested in Bethel
cemetery are requested to meet there
early on the morning of July 19 at
which time the cemetery will . be
cleaned off and put in excellent shape.
Those who come should bring hoes,
shovels, rakes and other t -.;
at Baptist Chuych
Coroner's Jury Charges Jim
Wishon With Slaying
Scene of Action Near Kyle
on Nantahala River.
Pink Solesbce,' brother of Rev. Al-
vin Solesbee, was killed near his home
on the Nantahala river about dusk
Monday afternoon. He was appar
ently shot with a small calibre gun,
the bullet entering his right breast.
So far as known there were no eye
witnesses to the slaying. Magistrate
George Mallonce was sworn in as
special coroner to conduct an in
vestigation. The coroner's jury ren
dered a verdict that the deceased
came to his death from a gun-shot
wound at the hands of Jim Wishon
who also lives, it is said, in the
neighborhood of Kyle. The evidence
brought out the fact that the two
men about two years ago had a
quarrel of some kind.
The coroner's jury sat about mid
night Monday night. . At that time
the pistol or rifle ball was not re
moved from the body. Tuesday morn
ing the coroner was planning to
return to the home of the deceased
and have the bullet removed 'as ' evi
dence. - . , '
The deceased leaves a wife - an.''
eight children. He was considered
one of the best citizens in the county
and was neve r known to have a quar
rel with anv-man with .the exception1!
of that with Wishon. At -a1 late ! in two, is to remove the lower hive
hour Wednesday afternoon Wishon had body containing the queen and brood
not been taken into custody, though
deputies had vis;
ted, his home in
At the tifnc the dereased ' met Ins, queen almost ready to emerge, is
death he was returning from the ! placed between the combs in a cell
grist mill of Grant Wishon where he protector, the second story being(lput
had taken a "turn" of corn after , in place. A hiyc-hody with full
his day's labors on the farm. In-; combs of honey is put on the re
terment took .place Wednesday. . I moved hive containing the queen, for
- i the winter food supply. To prevent
Master Sergeant J. L. Simkins, ac-
compained Dy his mother Airs. Kate
Simkins and his son, T. L., Jr., naid
Franklin a visit last Saturday. Ser-
geant Simkins was recently retired
from the Signal Corps of the army
after thirty years service. For fifteen
years he was connected with .the increased before early August,
operations of the Alaskan cable which , -
is handled by the army. Sergeant SERVICES
Simkins will return to Jhc north-j
western part of the country to enter) Rev. New,' pastor of the Waynes
civil life. He-and his family drove ville church will hold services ,t -
DR. AUSTIN WILL
PREAH AT THE
Noted Divine of Atlanta to
Occupy Pulpit of Local
Church Sunday at Both
Dr. George F. Austin of. the Home
Mission Board of Atlanta, Ga., will
occupy the pulpit, of the Franklin
Baptist church next Sunday morning
He has held prominent pastorates
all over the South and was mission
ary of the Home Board in Panama
He led the West Indian churches
of the Isthmus of Panama in a
great building program.
When the Panamanians were wor
shipping in houses of Bamboo and
palm fronds, he came to their aid
as leader and housed, these good
people, in elegant houses of worship.
His narratives of Panama experi
ences are interesting and inspiring.
The pastor and deacons urge our
people and friends to hear this in
Notwithstanding the inclement
weather quite a number of tourists
visited , Highlands on the Fourth.
The carnival-bazaar, sponsored by
the Highlands Community club was
very , successful. The auditorium
looked very gay with the various
booths decofated with red and white
streamers and the crowds of people
who .attended had the true carnival
spirit. - i aincrenc limes aunng tnc .
. . .
aay a very attractive program ot
music and fancy dancing was rend
ered and in the evening the usual
Fourth of July picture followed by
a dance. . Mrs. Lewis Rice and her
assistants who worked so untiringly
to put the affair over, are due hearty
The new club house is going on
rapidly and when completed will, we
hope, be as attractive as the one
wnicn was Durnca tnis spring.
The golf course is looking very
pretty with its green grass and.
Mr. Scott Hudson, president of
the Atlanta Atchletic Association, was
here on the Fourth and he and some
friends played a game of golf.
Rev. Raymond McCarty of Augusta,
is holding services in the Presby
terian church during the month of
July. . : . ;
Dr.v Wilmcr of Atlanta, is to have
charges of the services of the church
of the Incarnation during July.
Highway No. 28 is now opened
and is being much, travelled. '' Al
though not yet completed it is in
and grandeur of the scenery along
the way fully compensates for any
little rough places along the road. v
Most of our summer residents are
now here and Highlands is giving
them a hearty welcome.
Mr. Hagar's new home is near com
pletion. Mr. Hagar is beautifying his
grounds and when he gets thru it
Will Lt UllV. lilt SUVJVY IV.VJ Wl
' Dr. Michael Hope of Atlanta and
l)r. Dabney ot Atlanta . are building
new home out near the golf course.
A simple way to increase the num
ber of bee colonies in an apiary,
when each colony is to be divided
to a new location. A hive containing
'empty, combs is placed on the old
stand, and a queencell containing a
the return of too many bees of the
new colony to their old location, the
entrance of the new hive should be
closed with green grass. As this
out-apiaries are maintained, the orig-
inal hive can be divided into two
equal parts, the queenless portion
given a queenecll, and one part moved
to another apiarv to prevent its return
tf, the old stand GoloniPQ chonlH