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Elata Gsraa Refuse
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Ideal Dairy County
Cheap Electric Power
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AJjiv.sive r.la terials
Precious and Semi
Abundance Good Labor
Pure, Clear Water
FRANKLIN, N. C, THURSDAY, AUGUST 29, 1929.
SLAVER I EICON MURDER CASE
MACON CRIMINAL COURT FINISHED LONG LIST
The August term of the criminal
court of this county came to an end
at twelve o'clock Wednesday, Aug
ust 28. v -
There were two very important
cases disposed of. One was a mur
der case and the other a statuary
offense case. ' Both cases were thor
oughly contested, and, for the most
part, reports are that the juries' find
ings and the court's sentences, were
amply justified . by the evidence
The defendant in the murder case
was sentenced to serve twelve years
in the State penitentiary.
The statuary offense defendant was
given a sentence or trom iu to nt
teen years in the State penitentiary.
Judge Harwood very severely re
; primanded the jury , in finding the
defendant not. guilty in one liquor
case. He said if he ever heard evi
dence of guilt 1 that it was in this
,,case. He also said that if the jury
men wished to turn the defendants
loose that they were responsible to
There was the usual number of
dry law violations and several for
concealed weapons. Several for drunk
ness. Several for driving while in
toxicated, and one or two for dis
tilling. In practically every case fines
or prison terms were drawn that
should cause more than the average
consideration on the part of the ones
that drew them.
Here are the cases and sentences :
Concealed weapons, 4 months, sus
pended on payment of $50.00 and
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Second degree murder, twelve years
in State prison. ,
Dry law violation, 4 . months, sus
pended for two years on payment of
$40.00 and costs.
Dry law Violation, 4 months.
Concealed weapons, 4 months, sus
pended on payment of fifty dollars
Disposal of Mortgaged property,
suspended for two years on payment
Dry law violation, judgment sus
pended on payment of cost.
Concealed weapons, $50.00 and costs.
Fish law violation fined one dollar
and costs. ' '
Dry law violation, case continued 2
years upon payment of fifteen dollars
and one half cost.
Same as above.
Driving a motor car while drunk, 4
months suspended on payment of$25.00
Drunkness 4 months, suspended on
payment of $35.00 and costs.
Drunkness, suspended for two years
on payment of $25.00 and costs.
Fishing law violated, one . dollar and
Dry law violation, 4 months, sus
pended on payment of $35.00. and
Concealed weapons, $50.00 and cbsts.
Dry law violations, 4 months n
road, suspended on payment of $50.00
and costs. x
Dry law violations', four months on
Drunkness, $35.00 and costs.
Dry law viloation, $30.00 and costs.
Dry law violations, six months, sus-
, pended on payment of $250.00 and
costs. - : - .
Same as above with same fine.
Dry law violation, 12 months on
road and additional 12 months, on
. road, suspended on payment of $400.00
Statuary offense from ten to fif
teen years in State prison.
Drunkness; $30.00 and costs.
Second degree murder, twelve years
at State prison.
Driving while drunk, 4 months, sus
' pended on payment of $40.00 and costs.
A cf ray, continued.
Transporting. 4 months, suspended
on payment of $50.00 and costs.
Drunkness, thirty days, suspended
on payment of $50.00 and costs.
Concealed weapons, $50.00 and costs.
Dry law violations, $30.00 and costs.
Dry law violations;! 4 'months on
road. Suspended for two years on
pavment of $30.00 and costs.
Dry law violation, 6 months on road.
Suspended on payment of $30.00 and
. Dry law violation, three years at
Drv law violation. 4 months sus
pended on pavment of $30.00 and costs.
Most of the civil cases were con
tinued by consent' of the extra ses
. sion of court to be held in October.
'Holt and Shepard came clear of
the - same charges as Oliver. ;
Hurt by Mule
Master James Beasley, the son of
Mr. Tom Beasley of Tryphosa, N. C.
was kicked in the head by a mule
today and suffered a fracture of the
skull. ' He was brought to Angel's
hospital where an operation was per
formed in an effort to save the
Mr. Tom Rogers is also in the
'salime hospital where he had a leg
amputated as the result of an auto
mobile accident Sunday evening just
south of the Georgia line;
Prof. Houk takes this opportunity
of notifying the public that the
Franklin city school will . begin its
1929-1930 session at 9:00 A. M., Mon
day morning, September 2, 1929.
To facilitate a proper beginning
and to obviate confusion Prof. Houk
urges all - patrons of the school to
have the pupils on hand promptly.
According to reports this school
year bids fair to be even more suc
cessful than any year in the history
of the Franklin schools.
Wells Grove church will have a
W. M. U. A number of ladies and
members , of Franklin Baptist church
wen'rout Sunday ;vand'aidedT1themt Iri
organizing. Those ' present included :
Mrs. W. M. Lee, Mrs. Dave Blain,
Mrs. Rogers, Mrs. Childers, Charlotte
Conley, MrsDalrymple, Mrs. W. L.
Higdon, Johnny Rogers, Fred Chil
The B. Y. P. U. of the Franklin
Baptist church will go -out next Sun
day at three P. M. and organize a
B. Y. P. U..
Only 27,000 chapters have been read
so far in the Bible. We must read
50,000 by January 1..
The young people from 14 to 18
are requested to meet at the church
Thursday at three P. M., to train
for a junior choir for the church
music. Mrs. Neu will meet them.
The young ladies of the church
from, 16 to 25 are requested to meet
Miss Willie Mae Ledford at the
church next Sunday afternoon at 3
to organize a Y. W. A.
Mrs. Dave Blain will have charge
of the G. A- in the place of Mrs.
W. M,; Lee. Mrs. Morrow is con
sidering helping with the Sunbeams.
Miss Ora Rogers came home this
week for a short vacation. All her
friends were glad to welcome her.
She is missed in the church work.
Rev. Crumptbn P. Walker of Hop
kinsville, Ky., sat on the pulpit with
the pastor last Sunday morning. He
was formerly pastor at Cochran, Ga.,
where Rev. Lee was also a pastor at
The congregations were good last
Mr. Roy McCracken took dinner,
with Rev. and Mrs. Lee last week
one day while on a visit. Our young
people were glad to welcome him
back to town.
The Baptist people extend their
sympathy to Rev. Joe Bryson in the
loss of his 14 year old son, who was
buried at Sugar Fork last. Sunday.
The flowers which decorate the
church are given to the Angel hosoital
every Sunday night to be f used in
the rooms of the patients. '
Many churches of : the association
are joining us in the work of BihV
reading. Well's Grove church is do
ing some good work in Bible reading.
Our people ares asked to keep up
their Bible reading regularly.
Our people are still seeing good
results of the recent meeting. Two
mdre came this week, confessed their
sins, and indicated a change of life.
The life of Christ is being discussed
in prayer meeting. Last week visitors
were present in the meeting from
GeorgiajAnd the mountains of Macon
Mrjif Phillips will Jiave charge of
Misf1 vdwina Dalrymple's class during
herjrfsence in Hayesville.
elebi are missing some of our good
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Stay Full Week
Mr. Sams, pasture specialist and
county agent at large and Mr. F.
R. Farnham of State College are here
since Monday. It is fitting that
these men should be here at the
same time, and it is reported that
they are having large crowds at the
meetings that they are holding under
arrangements made by the county
The schedule for the rest of the
week may be found on the farm page
in this issue. Mr. Sloan, the county
agent says that he is very pleased
with the interest shown by the farm
ers in the effort being made on their
behalf to bring advice to them on
the latest method of getting milk at
the lowest possible cost.
On; Saturday Mr. . Farnham will be
in the county agent's office in the
court house all day to confer with
anyone who calls on him in the in
terest of better dairying.
Next week Mr. Farnham goes to
West Jefferson where . he meets the
Kraft-Phoenix Cheese people and the
people of that neighborhood at the
celebration of . the getting of a cheese
factory at West Jefferson.
The Rev. J. H. Stanberry, a native
of Asheville, will begin a revival
meeting in the county court house
at Franklin on the evening of Septem
ber 2nd. - . - .
ReV Stanberry' is "welf known "thru
out this section. He has just finished
a meeting at Highlands where it is
reported that he had a large atten
dance. He is a railroad engineer and
still holds his senority and has 20
years to his credit as an engineer.
Within the last eight years there
have been 11,700 conversions at his
meetings. It is said that the people
of Franklin and Macon county are
looking forward to his meetings with
Raleigh, Aug. Doctor Charles O'H.
Laughinghouse, State Health Officer,
is the author of the following state
ment, which the State Board of
Healthh is sending out this week con
cerning the question of heart dis
ease. "The North Carolina State Board
of Health is in close accord with the
opinion that now-a-days many hearts
are injured by overdoing.. Therefore,
it is advisable that you go to your
physician for a health examination
every year. If the physician finds
your heart impaired, he will teach
you how to live so as to prevent
further impairment. Do this and quit
worrying. He will explain the limi
tations which you need to place
around your work, your exercise, your
diet and your sleep. And if needful
give you medicine. Follow his instruc
tions faithfplly because, it will make
your heart last longer and make you
"Stay clear of the things that injure
the adult heart. BE YOUR AGE.
Live an orderly life. Avoid over-indulgences
and overstrains. Have de
cayed teeth and other centers of in
fection cleared up. If you get sick
take time for a complete convales
cence, particularly if your sickness is
caused by any kind of an infection.
Keep your periodic health and dental
examination up every year and oftcn
er if necessary."
Dr. Scroggs Leaves
Dr. Fleet Scroggs and Mrs. Scroggs
and the wee small Rosalie arc leaving
Franklin this week. Dr. Scroggs has a
position with the Jefferson Drug com
pany at Wilson, N. C
Dr. Scroggs leaves Franklin with
the best wishes of his many friends
He is a native of Clay county but
has been in this section for some time
with Dr. Frank Smith, his father-in-law,
in the drug business.
Mrs. Scroggs will be greatly missed
by . all who know her. Everyone
wished this charming young matron
the best of good luck. r-
Visitor Returns to Oregon
Mrs. L., G. Bulgin of Salem, Ore.,
who has. been visiting her parents,
Mr. and-Mrs. ..W.." B. McGuire, has
returned 'to her home in Oregon. 1
State To Have
New Parle In
According to word from the Depart
ment of Conservation and Development
at Raleigh Mrs. Lillie H. Colt, late of
San Francisco and Paris, has left
two hundred acres of land on Wine
Spring Bald according to advice from
the Attroney General's office.
The newly acquired property is
said to lie between the Wine Spring
bald and Aquone and not far off the
road between Franklin and Aquone.
There is said to be only a very little
timber on the land, but there is a
thick growth of azalea and other
The late Mrs. Colt was.', the. daugh
ter of Dr. C. M. Hitchcock who lives
at Murphy. She moved to the Pacific
coast a goodrflany years' ago and has
also lived a god part of the time in
Work Begins on
Messrs. Harwood Beebee company
of Spartanburg, engineers, have a
representative in town supervising the
relaying of the sewer lines from
Porter street to the outlet. The con
tract for this work was awarded to
Messrs. Boyd Goforth of Charlotte.
It is reported that the relaying of
this line is not caused by faulty con
struction or faulty work in the beginn
ing, but because the level of the lake
has risen so that the drainage has
been interferred with.
According to information reaching
this paper, ' the state authorities have
examined the possibility of the harm
ful effects of dumping the sewage
the practice as safe, owing to the
large volume of water and the small
amount of sewage. It ' was to be
hoped that a , different arrangement
could have been made, but as funds
were short an investigation was or
dered and it was found that a large
expenditure is not necessary at this
On last Sunday at 11 o'clock all
the children and grandchildren of. Mr.
and Mrs. Sol Jacobs gathered at their
home on Iotla with baskets filled with
many good things to eat. The tables
were spread on , the lawn, and all
gathered around. Mrs. Josephine
Poindexter returned ' thanks. After
which all enjoyed a delicious dinner
prepared by all the children. There
were thirty present.
Mr. and Mrs. Sol Jacobs, Mr. and
Mrs. Jay Gibson, Mr. and Mrs.. Dan
Jacobs and two sons, of Gainesville,
Ga., Mr. and Mrs. Gene Jacobs and
family, Mr. and Mrs. Doc Jacobs and
mother, Mrs Poindexter, Mr. and
Mrs. C M. Cunningham and two chil
dren of Winston-Salem, Mr. and
Mrs. W. H. McKay and children,
Mrs. Charlts Roper and son, Lyman
Roper v : .
JIM MANN QUITS
I WARDEN'S JOB
The Press, is informed that Mr.
Jim Mann who has-been State game
and forestry warden for Macon county
has given up this post and that Mr.
Fred Slagle has been appointed his
successor. The report . of the ap
pointment of Mr. Mann's successor
could not be affirmed.
Jim's many friends will sure regret
to hear of his leaving the job that
he has held down for a long time.
He has got results, and that is what
counts. ' j
Mr, Mann has, the Press learns,
several very attractive offers for his
services in other fields of work both
here . and abroad. . '! ' v
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Miss Bertha Cunningham of Bry
son City was visiting the Almond
school Monday of this week.
Mr. and Mrs. B. P. Jacobs made
a business trip to Franklin.
The peg1 people are building a
pyWII VI dill 1 L i 1VJUVUV,,
Miss Hazel Ramsey and Miss Fern
McHan spent Sunday with Miss Jes
sie Lindsay. , ' f
' Miss Edna Edwards and Miss Doro
thy Jacobs spent Sunday, with Miss
Essie Higdon ,
The North Scot men are" tarring
highway number 10.
Sees Great Possibilities
Mr. B. G. Curtis representing the
Craig P. Gilbert Company, Industrial
Engineers of Washington and New
York was in Franklin and Macon
county a few days last week looking
the situation over.
Mr. Curtiss made an interesting talk
to the town board and a group of
representative citizens of the town on
Tuesday night. He says that the
great power development that is be
ginning in this section will have an
effect on the welfare of this com
munity that will be greater than wie
can hardly, imagine at the present
time. , ,
The advantages for manufacturers
that are found in the South as com
pared to the North, are causing a
drive almost a stampede to the South.
Mr. Curtis seems to think that the
lack of railroad facilities will . not
prove a great handicap to this place
when the time comes for us to be
considered as a prospective location
for mills. . .
AIMS OF THE
The importance of the Sunday schoo'
work is so great it may be worthwhile
to consider carefully what should be
the true aims of the Sunday school
work. The Sunday school deals with
young lives at a time when they are
taking form a form that will determ
ine the future of the church, nation,
If the average church worker were
asked why we have Sunday schools,
he would prabably answer that the
Sunday school is the nursery of the
church, and that it should prepare
people for church membership. This
answer is good, as far as it goes. In
most any revival it may be seen that
the largest number of converts come
from the ranks of young people who
have received religious training in the
home or in 1 the Sunday school. A
fact that may not have been noticed
so often is that among the converts
those who have a back-ground of
religious training are more likely i to
"hold out" and be useful members of
the church than are those who come
from homes where there has been
little interest in religion.
Both before and after conversion
the Sunday school has a work to do
in shaping the person's life so that
it will be most useful in the great
undertaking of Christianity. The work
of the Sunday school is not primarily
to teach facts, but to build character.
If a Sunday school taught a great
number of facts about the kings of
Jfldah and Israel, or if it taught the
people till they could say most of the
Bible by heart, the work would be a
failure if this knowledge did not go
deeper than the memory. All tha
work that counts is that which helps
the learner to be a better, more use
ful member of society.
This does not necessarily mean that
the student should do what society
says is right; for history shows that
in many cases the majority of the
people have upheld things which all
now recognize as wrong- If our be
havior is controlled by what people
think, we are not acting on a basis of
morality. But if we live as if con
scious of the all-seeing eye of our
Heavenly Father and try to please
the One who has in His character
all goodness and worth, we are acting
on a basis of religion. The, men
and women who have had this re
ligious standard, yJio have "endured
as seeing the invisible," have usually
been ' the men and women whose
lives have been worth most 'to man
kind. Those who have lived by the
religious standard have inspired the
highest morality. The Sunday school
needs to "teach people to live, always
conscious of the Divine Presence, in
whose service the church is enlisted.
Now most that we can do for God
must be done as service to His breth
ren here in the world. It may seem
to be a simnle thirig, but the Sun
day school has no truer or nobler
duty than to teach people to live
together as i?ood neighbors. There
are some attitudes of mind that . the
Sunday schools must overcome. Some
.men want to live too much to them
selves the Sunday school needs to
prepare neople's lives for cooperative
work. Some workmen wish to give
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