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FRANKLIN, N. G. THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 1929
opened SEPT. 15
Mr. Fred Slagle, the newly ap
pointed game warden, says that since
the squirrel season opened the 15th
of this month that the number of
hunting licenses sold, has far exceed
ed his most sanguine expectations.
He also says- that there has been
quite a considerable bit of dove
shooting during the past fortnight
which is strictly against the law. And
that" he is giving several violators the
opportunity to come and report to
Up to the. time of going to press
these alleged violators had nott re
ported to the authorities and war
rants are being prepared for their
Game Warden Slagle says he is
very loathe to resort to drastic
measures, but that he will not hesi
tate if and when the occasion arises
Walnut Creek News
A large number of people of the
community went sight-seeing to
White-Side Mountain Sunday.
Mr. Mac. Clouse was a recent
visitor to our settlement.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Thompson of
Blue Field, Va., were among the
visitors at the meeting Sunday con
ducted by Mtr. " Lyman Jollay.
Mr. Pete Keener of Sue Miles, S.
G, spent Friday night at the home
of his brother, Mr. W. A. Keener.
Sunday Mr. and Mrs. Howard
Keener visited Mrs. Keener's parents,
Mr. and Mrs. J.. W. BerfyT
Mr. A.' S. Moses killed a rattle
snake Sunday. .Only, a few days be
fore Howerd Keener had the good
luck to kill a very large black rattle
More real estate has been changing
hands in our community.' The govern
ment has bought Mr. William Greg
ory's farm and another tract of land.
Mr. W. A. Keener bought Mr. Pete
Keener's olace. Mr. Henry Stiwinter
has bought the Jane Jones farm from
the heirs. There is a considerable
bit of land more for sale if the right
oarties come along.
Miss Myrtle Fulton attended the
Higdon family reunion with her par
ents and sisters.
BOYS THROW ROCK AT CAR
On last Sunday evening about 8
o'clock a genjtleman and lady with
their children in xthe car were travel
ing from Highlands to Franklin when
someone threw a huge rock against
the car. The driver of the car states
that the rock was evidently intended
for the windshield but when he was
in the act of throwing the rock some
one behind a tree dashed on the edge
of the road and he threw his spot
light on the figure and this caused
the boy throwing the stone to be
come blinded. It threw him off to the
extent that the stone missed the spot
for which it was intended and struck
he cowling of the car. It glanced
tip and did no harm more than( a
sizeable dent in the body of the car.
The driver of the car says that he
stopped and endeavored to ascertain
who the boys were. , He says that
the stoning took place just about the
stone buildings of Mr. Leas on High
wsv 28 and the bovs were
secreted behind some large trees on
the other side of the road and they
made off up the hill when he stopped
and challenged them.
Mr. Tom Fox of Alexander Coun
ty, formerly of Ellijay, and his
family have been visiting tnenas
at his old home.
Mr. Ancil Moses left for Cali
fornia the first of last week.
; Mr. Jim Vinson preached at Elli
jay Church last Sunday.
Mrs. Anna Moses who fell some
time ago and hurt 'herself, is slowly
improving. - - . - ."
Mr. Sam Howard, who runs the
Black Bird Filling Station' on the
Georgia road, says that on last Fri
day morning, the same day that a
party of thugs' held up and assaulted
Mr. Shuford and his employee in
Transylvania County, that four men
in an old Buick car stopped at his
place. They asked him if they could
buy whiskey there.
,Mr. Howard says that he has the
number of their license tag and that
after hanging around his place some
ttime, these men went on up the
Highlands road and after proceeding
up this road a few miles they stop
ped at Mr. Tom Webb's house and
called him. and Mr. Crain who was
visiting him out to the road.
One of the men got out of the
car and told Mr. Crain he wanted
to talk to him a minute, and he
said, "We will just walk on a little
bit around "this bend in the road."
Mr. Howard said as soon . as they
walked out of sight Mr. Crain was
hit on the head with an iron tool
of . some kind and was knocked un
conscious. When he came to, he
found himself in a patch of brambles
over the fence line in the field a mile
beyond where he last remembered
being, and that there were indications
of a car having stopped opposite
where he was lying. Several foot
prints leading from where the car
stopped to the fence.
This same car, load of men was
seen to stop above the Mud Creek
Falls on the Highlands Dillard road
and cut, the, telephone wire, it is
reported:': : T v
Mr. Howard says that from the
descriptions in the News Dispatches
he has seen that these are the same
men that are wanted for the Shuford
assault in Transylania County. He
also says he is sure that he could
identify any or all of these men with
out a shadow of a doubt.-
As . far as it is known Mr. . Crain
has not made a formal complaint of
the assault , as a result of his last
. The .farmers in this section aren't
getting along very fast in their fod:
der on account of rain, but we, should
be thankful for rain for it keeps
Francis and Elmer Salisbee have
returned home' after visiting their
stepfather and mother, Mr. and Mrs.
Payton Henry, in New York three
v Messrs. Robert Ramsey and Vance
DeHart made a business trip to Bry-
son City Monday.
Some of the Government boys arc
here scaling and marking up timber
for . the Turkey Knob Lumber Com
pany. " '
Mr. and Mrs.V. C. DeHart almost
had a family reunion Sunday. All
the children and husbands, but one
husband, was with them at once and
he was in the eastern part of the
State. Mrs. Bonnie Jones and baby
and Mrs. Gradie Conner and baby
from Biltmore, N. C, are visiting
parents for a few days.
Mr. Carl Morgan got . hurt while
working for Turkey Knob Lumber
Company. A limb fell on him. The
writer hasn t learned if he is serious
ly hurt but think not.
Miss Womack who is teaching
here, spending week-end with home
folks at Franklin.
The management of the Press
had hoped to add several new fea
tures this week, but owing to the
unexpected illness of Bill, our
Intertype operator, we were forced
to put off our extra work.
Very shortly we hope to , have
ourselres lined up to realize some
of our , ideas of a jam up little
In the meantime all new sub
scriptions or renewals are sure
By arrangement with the Harwood
Beebee company, engineers of Spar
tanburg,' S. C.,. a survey will be made
of all - the possible sources of water
supply for the town of Franklin.
The order passed by the town board
says, "That the Harwood Beebee com
pany of Spartanburg, S. C, 'be au
thorized to prepare preliminaries and
estimates of all possible sources of
water supply and locations for water
works and report their findings' to
the governing body."
The "reasons given for taking this
action is that all indications point to
the need of a more adequate water
supply -for the town in' the not very
distant future. It is said that there
are several different plans possible,
but that no one knows which one
would be the most practical.
It is also pointed out that when
the need arises in the future for more
water its very likely, under existing
conditions, to come rather suddenly
and that it is the part of wisdom to
be ready for any eventuality
It is further understood that there
is to be no cost to the town unless
and until they have the present
water plant enlarged or . improved
The September Tournament ' at
Franklin Golf Course will begin
Monday, September 23rd. Players
will be arranged in flights of eight
according to their qualifications, bas
ed on average score made during the
week ending September 22nd.
The Tournament will be matched
players and the preliminary rounds
will be played the first three days
of the week, the semi-finals Thursday
and Fraiday,, and the finals will be
played thereafter. Time . of each
match will be by arrangement be
tween the players themselves. The
same prize will be awarded the win
ner and the runner-up in each flight.
This tournament will determine the
handicaps that will be given each
player in the October tournament,
which will be medal score with
handicap assigned each player.
' Visits Franklin
. Mr. Burnham S. Coburn of Balti
more Forest was a visitor here this
week. Mr. Coburn is an engineer
of great note.
He is at present interested in es
tablishing a mineral museum in West
ern North Carolina.
Mrs. George Tilson is visiting her
son Lonnie who is at Franklin in a
Mr. and Mrs. James Woodall and
Mr. and Mrs". John S. Barnes, and
family of Rainbow Springs are visit
in relatives here.
Miss Geneva Rogers returned home
last week from Cashiers.
Mrs. Annie Woodall and Mr; Wil
liam Gregory gave their many friends
a surprise by getting married, we
wish them a long and happy life..
Miss Ethel Mass returned home
Saturday from Sylva.
Mr. Charlie Barnes and Miss Doro
thy Shook had a wreck when their
car ran off the embankment about 15
miles from Highlands Saturday. Mr
Barnes suffered a broken arm and
several broken ribs while Miss Shook
fortunately escaped with minor in
juries. Both were carried to the
hospital at Franklin.
Vernon Tilson, only child of Mr,
and Mrs. Enis Tilson was laid to rest
in the Buck Creek cemetery Sunday
morning. ': 7 f
Last Saturday, September the four
teenth, the Higdon clan of Higdonville
and other parts of Macon County
and from other states as well gath
ered at Aunt Harriet Higdon's at
Higdonville for their annual family
There were over 250 present. Din
ner was served out on the lawn. Th
Rev. Solesby made a very appropriate
talk for the occasion likening the
sturdy descendants of old Major
HTgdbri under Caesar to the present
generation. After this edifying talk
a short prayer was had, then every
one fell to and did justice to the
large amount of food that was spread
before them. Despite the large crowd
there there were several baskets full
of food taken up after the meal was
The guests were asked to register
and a committee was appointed to
get up a list of all the Higdons and
their . relatives in pamphlet form. A
historian was also appointed in the
person of Mr. ' T. B. Higdon of
Higdonville to write up the history
of the Higdon family and it is plan
ned to hold a reunion next year at
the same place and present a pam
phlet of the roll of the Higdons and
a Higdon history to each member
of the clan. Mr. Alf Higdon of
Franklin is secretary and a committee
was appointed to assist him in arrang
ing the programs for next year.
Every one attending this reunion
had a most delightful time and went
away feeling very elated over meet
ing so many old friends and relatives
and promised to meet again next year.
NEWS FROM WASHINGTON
Mrs. Robert Carpenter and Mrs.
Waddell spent ' the afternoon in
Mr. and ' Mrs. Clarence Maffitt
moved to Sedro-woolly. We are
sorry to give up a good neighbor.
Mr. John Brendle and Mr. Paul
Byrd, Mr. Carter Byrd and Mr.
John Byrd, all, of Luman, motored
to Darington Thursday, where they
expect to work until Lyman Timber
Company starts work.
Mr. Bert McColif and little son,
David, visited their friends on
Grassy Branch last week-end.
Mr. Clarence Byrd was a visitor in
Lyman Sunday at Mrs. Wm. Byrd's,
Mr. Clarence , Byrd has gone to
Demings, Washington, ,where he is
employed with Donaven Lumber
Miss Toots Bush and Pauline
Shope were guests of Mrs. Reese
Shope the last few days. : .
Mrs. William Byrd has been very
ill. but is improving some now.
Mr. Paul Byrd and his mother and
Mr. and Mrs. Hunter Waddell and
family and Mr. Dewey Cartpatrick
motored tq Lake Sandwich Sunday,
reporting a nice trip.
The camps are all shut down
around Lyman on account of fire.
It hasn't rained in quite awhile.
Mr. Troy and Herby Bradley ar
rived at Lyman, Wash., a few days
ago. Herby's many friends, were
glad to shake hands with him again.
Mr. Raleigh Carpenter and wife
and familv are leavirur tomorrow for
Eastern, Wash., where they expect
to make their future home.
Mr. John Cope and wife visited
Mrs. Cope's sister,, Mrs. Mary Bass,
of Lyman, bunday.
Mr. Nelson Hodgin, of Momiton,
Wash., was a visitor in Lyman Sun
day. The Baotist Church of Lvman
gave a picnic, all present reported a
Mrs. Frank Alferteen visited -Mrs
Kvrd vesterdav. She resides in
TVminco. Wash. : ' '
Mr. Luther Dills was the guest of
Mr. bam Parker the week-ena.
TO PAVE ROAD
The Forest Service officers informed
us that the portion of the old Murphy
road from Kiser's store for three
miles as far as the Forestry Service
garage will be surfaced.
The grading on this road was com-,
pleted some time back in the summer
and is now ready for the rock. The
rock crusher to be used on this job
arrived last week: The surfacing of
this road by the Forestry Service
will be the first surfaced road in the
county west of Franklin. This big
improvement is looked upon with
great favor by the residents along
UNIVERSITY FOOTBALL SQUAD
PREPARING FOR WAKE
Chapel Hill,N. C, ' Sept. 17.
Seventy hefty and husky young foot
ball players are driving merrily
away in a mad scramble for places
on the 1929 University football team,
which will be introduced to North
Carolina and the world on September
28th when the Tar Heels open their
season against Wake Forest in
Kenan Stadium here.
Scrimmage began this week, after
a preliminary two weeks' condition
ing program, and Head Coach Chuck
Collins has announced there will be
no let-up in hard work. The Dea
cons have upset the dope , too often.
Coach Collins isn't taking any
chances, .and it's 10 to 1 the Tar
Heel boys will be well drilled when
they meet the Dacons.
Prospects, are shaping up rapidly,
and from all indications' The Tar
Heels will present a fast and formid
able team. They were State Cham
pions last year, and with 16 of the
oldmen and a whole corps of promis
ing reserves and freshmen back, they
are aspiring to take their place in
the sun of Southern Conference foot
ball this year. From the wealth of
material, the sports writers are great
It's hard to predict just now who
will make the first string line-tip
that will face Wake Forest - No
places are clinched and any of a
number of rookies may break in.
The lettermen back are Holt and
Fenncr, end: Adkins and Koenig,
tackles; Captain Farris. Eskew, and
Hudson, guards; Wrick, quarterback:
Harden and House, fullbacks ; and
Magner, Nash, Lnckson, Maus, Ward,
and Jackson, halfbacks.
The University Athletic Associa
tion has already opened the ticket
sale for the Wake Forest gam, the
price of the pasteboards being set at
$2. The game, will start at 2:30
North Skeenah News
The farmers are rather nervous as
the bad weather is keeping them from
digging their potatoes.
Mr. Grady Stockton and Earnie
Griggs who are at work at Pelza, S.
C. spent the week end at home.
Mr. Arthur Sanders was in a ser
ious wreck last week. He was return
ing from Stanberry meeting when he
lost control of the car at the Roller
Mill bridge. Marion Ledford, Carrie
Moffitt and Lloyd Sanders received
Mr. Mack Dills and his family from
Prentiss were visitors in this section
Many attended the old folks day
in this section at Louisa Chapel Sun
day. Johnnie Sanders and family from
Delinco Filling station spent. Sunday
at S. V. Stockton's in this section.
Mrs. George Hanner from Betty
creek spent Sunday at Johnnie Han
ner's in this section.
Mr. Grady Stockton has taken his
wife to see the Indian doctor at
Clarkesville, Ga. Sunday he is giving
her a treatment.
Mr. Ed Sanders is still putting in
good time, riding in his car. We
wonder where his girl is.
Miss Zelma - Hensdn is boarding
at J. C. Sanders on , account of,
scarlet fever at her home.