- 4 C. .it a
. . :.J Stenery
1 1 j C -219' Ctfit
U fcal s Over S.CHO
Feet Ilijh .',
I .' id Dairy County
Cheap' Electric Power
Mica, Katl' . ' '
Precious and erzi
Abundance Good Labor
Pure, Clear Water
FRANKLIN, N. C, THURSDAY OCTOBER 24, 1929
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Prisoners Prize Up Roof and
Escape by Using Blankets
For a Ladder.
On the night of the 20th four
prisoners made their escape from the
local jail. Jailor Edwards says that
he had hot locked them in the cages
at dusk and that they prized up the
roof and escaped by letting themselves
down with the bed clothing. Mr. Ed
wards says that the roofing where
they got out was not fastened down
and that they prized it up by getting
on the top of the cage and pushing
. their feet against it.
The men that escaped were all
- held on liquor charges.' They ar6 Troy
v Ingle and Walter Tones of Asheville,
W.' A. Ashe of Jackson county and
Porter Jones of Haywood county,
Toe B. Fouts. charged with larceny
of. an automobile, did not escape, It
is reported that he said he found the
jail too comfortable to venture forth
; on a damp night.
It is reported that one of . the
escaped prisoners ' went to, ex-jailor
Fred Cabe's house .nearby and tried
to borrow a hat from Mrs. Cabe
Up to time of going to press none
of the -escaped men had been . re-
captured. . '
r'Sfi ELLIJAY LOCALS
Kfoccnre V V: Mashhiirn ; Carl D
Moses and ' Oscar Hedden were --in
,'Messers Lester , .Fore, Jack" Rogers,
Wallace Peek and Major 'Buress of
near Canton were in Ellijay Sunday.
Mrs.' Jennet Daily; and Mrs. Julia
' Osburne wno have been visiting their
parents. Mr. and Mrs. F. P. Moses
for several days left Sunday for their
home in San Diego, California.
I Mr. Allen Coggins, an eighty-nine
year old " gentleman, who was dis
charged from General Lee's army at
the close of the Civil war went to
Texas and Mr. Sam Coggins, a deputy
sheriff of Buncombe county, are visit
ine Mr. Bill Higdon, Mr. Carl Higdon
Mrs. John Corbiii' and Mrs. Lee Dills
who are their relatives.
-Mri Orville Mises is in Dr. Angel's
hosoital where he has had a very
serious operation. We hope he will
soon be otu again. .
Mr. and Mrs. Edd Carpenter and
family were visiting Mrs. Carpenter's
oarents at Oak Grove Sunday.
Mrs. D. J. Moses went to the field
after some apples the past week. She
heard tne aog Daymg suuicuiuis w
the ridge nearby. She went to him
' and found that he was baying a very
large; rattle snake. It struck at him
twice while she was trying .to kill
it with a pole. It started to crawl
off when the dog jumped on it and
killed it. He had already killed six or
seven snakes this season.
Mrs. J. T. Carpenter, of Fort Val
ley, Ga., is visiting Mr. and Mrs. J.
C M: Bollicks at Higdonville.
j it; seems.
because last nigni wnen iuc oyuns
Gave their annual Autum ball
'They showered confetti of gold and
Of ; orange and yellow and crimson
And just left it there; and it clung
to the trees
And cluttered-the hills and the
mountains and leas
And floated like gray scarlet boats
down the streams.
The fairies are poor house-keepers,
it seems. . Anonymous
The baby and the radio do the
cutest things after the company is
gone. : . .
1011 SURVEY OF
Messers, Devereux and Goldston,
who have been working on the soil
survey of this county report that
they are winding up their work. They
say that they hope to have it com:
pleted on or before the first of
After all the data has gone to
Washington, it will be six months
or longer before the maps and re
ports come out in printed form. This
is necessary because of the large a
mount of work entailed, besides ev
erything is checked several times to
make ure that there is no errors or
discrepancies in the report when it
is handed the public.
Following is an outline of the work
of making a soil survey and, the uses
that it may be put to. We are very
much indebted to them for this ar
tide : ,
The soil survey consists of a de
tailed inventory of the soil resources
of the county. A close examination
of the soil is made in the field and
the soils classified according to color,
texture and origin. The location and
extent of the different soils are shown
on a man made on a Standard Scale
.of one inch to the 'mile. In addition
to the soils this map shows all lm
nortant ohvsical features such ' as
roads, (primary or secondary, ran
roads, towers, houses, churches, schoo
houses, drainage, etc.
' Unon the completion of the on
map a , report -is.written covering' the
couhtv and its soils.; Tis, report con
tains a description of, the. county, its
Jim nnH rainfall; a brief history ot
the !ov7rfL ':U'
A n rivalled description of the dit
soils found, eiving recommenda-
tinn for increasing and conserving
their fertility and crops to which the
cr;is are best adapted.
Samoles of all the different soils
arP collected and sent to the labora
tories of the Bureau of Chemistry
and Soils and the North Carolina
Dpnartment of Agriculture where an
alysis are made ' of the sous, ine
results of these analysis are also pub
lished in the report.
Tn this county there is now being
nrpnared a soil map of the "county and
a report. The work is sponsored by
the Bureau of Chemistry and Soils,
Washington, D. C. and the North
Carolina Experiment Station, Kaieign,
N. C. This map will show the loca
tion of the different soil types ot
agricultural land in the county and
the report will describe and discuss
the value of these lands for . agricul
Tt divides the agricultural land from
the 'non- agricultural land,' it sepates
. adaoted for general
'farming and those adapted for graz
ing or highly specialized , crops.
It elves the men at-the Lxpenmeni
Station a knowledge of the kinds of
soils- found in an area for this
knowledge and crops best suited to
soils. For at least ten years the N. C.
Experimental Station has been carry
ing on these f ertdizer and crop ex
perirhenU. It describes for the public the
kind of land that jhey may-expect to
find in a locality. In this way it one
wants to stake a claim or to buy a
farm he can refer to the report and
find the relative value of land. He
can from the map learn if the soil
is uniform and from the Experiment
Station find what crops he can grow
with most success. And the fertiliz
er' that is best for this crop and. for
the soil. This of course, is a great
help for the new-comer.
In certain sections it is of help
to the road, engineers in locating
sand, gravel, and clay for the pur
pose of constructing roads.
In the colleges and chools they are
used to study the soils where certain
soils are located by county agents
in carrying out crop : and fertilizer
Long Sensational Trial Ends
in Conviction of AH
Charlotte, Oct. 22 The seven Gas
tohia labor leaders and union mem
bers accused of second degree for the
murder of 0. F. Aderholt, chief of
police of Gastonia, were found guilty
in Mecklenburg superior court here
The case of Fred Erwin Beal and
six other textile union organizers
charged with the death of Police
Chief 0. F. Aderholt in a strike riot
at Gastonia June 7, was given to a
Mecklenburg county superior court
jury at 11 :15 Monday by Judge M
V. Barnhill. , :
Judge Barnhill opened his charge
by explaining the, accusations against
the seven defendants and instructing
the members of ; the jury to disregard
the union and its activities.
Referring to the testimony of Mrs
Edith Snders Miller, Communist wife
of Clarence Miller, one of the defen
dents, he said.
"She had a righ to believe as
she pleased and you should take in
to consideration her statement that
she would tell the truth if she swore
to it. You should not permit Her
statement concerning the overthrow
Ing tf the-T governmeiittP, .; ppj
against "the "'defendants. TV"
Mrsi Miller," in a sensational day
of" testimony,- advocated overthrow of
the United States government by
revolution "the same as we broke
with Eneland." She denied, further
more anv belief in a "punishing
God," and expressed the belief that
man is in. control of. his, own destiny
Lonsr Chariro Prepared
The end of the) long and bitterly
contested Aderholt murder trial grow
ing out of textile strike disorders at
Gastonia last June was' in sight Mon-
Nothing remained but the reading
of a 90 page typewritten 'charge, to
fh inrv bv Tudsre M. V. barnhill
.prepared Sunday as the jury relaxed
on a rather prosaic , street-car nae
under miard. .
Then the fate of Fred Ewrin Beal,
National Textile Union organizer, and
six others charged with the second
degree murder .of Chief O. F. Aderholt
was to be left with twelve men who
have heard three weeks of testimony
Aderholt was shot in the back on
the nicht of Tune 7, when he led a
group of officers to the union head-
auarters to investigate a reported dis
turbance. He died' shortly afterward.
Beal and his six- co-defendants,
along with others later discharged,
were arrested and charged with con
soiracv. Testimony in-the case was
completed' last Wednesday and the
next two days was devoted to argu
ment. Judge Barnhill recessed court
over the week-end, to prepare his
cooious charge for delivery Monday.
There naturally was much specula
tion Monday on the outcome of this
trial, and opinions ranged from one
extreme td the other regardles of
the verdict. However, union leaders
remaining in Charlotte insisted their
plan to organize the entire textile in
dustry of the South will be carried
out. Asheville Times.
demonstrations. It is valuable in lo
cating tracts ofr these demonstrations
because a crop on one ! kind of soil
may require a fertilizer of one kind
and on another soil a fertilizer of
very different analysis.
These maps and used quite ex
tensively by Bankers and Business
men in making loans to farmers.
E. F. GOLDSTON
' R. F. DEVEREUX.
At three o'clock Tuesday afternoon
Chief Forest Ranger Byrd phoned!
into the Press that snow was then
falling on Wayah Bald. This is the
first' snow of the season so reported.
Whether this early snow fall pro
tends a hard winter or not the older
heads are divided. Some say it. will
be a winter with a plentiful amount
of snow and others of the old tuners
say it means a light winter and still
others say that it means nothing at
In any case the fact that snow has
fallen in the county brings, home to
us very clearly that old man winter
is right on us.
One of Few Cattle
' Higdon Ranching company, one of
the largest ranching concerns in Al
berta has recently been granted by
order-in-council, a lease covering ap
proximately 100,000 acres of land ' in
the southeastern corner of the pro
vince. Owing to the fact that the
ranch is much larger than the acre
age provided in the regulations the
matter of granting the lease went
before the cabinet at Ottawa with a
report from the supervisor of ranch
ing who satted that the Higdon
Ranching company, limited,, is the
owner of some 3,000 head,' of high
grade cattle, 100 head of saddle and
work horses and 56 head of pure
bred Hereford and Shorthorn bulls
that the company has .an investment
in' buildines. fencing and an artesian
manager of the company is an n
terprising old time successful callte
man and that the lands under assign
ment are fully utilized and well
Mr. Max Higdon, brother of Mr
W L. Higdon of Franklin is the
owner of the Higdon Ranching com
pany of Alberta. His many friends
and relatives in Macon county will be
glad to hear of his prosperity.
JOINES MOTOR CO.
TAKES IN NEW MAN
Mr. J. H. Joines of North Wilkes
boro has joined his enterprising" broth
in the efficient Joines Motor com
pany. He will make his home in
Franklin. Mrs. Joines has not come
to Franklin yet but will very shortly
join her husband here.
Franklin extends a hearty welcome
to these people who have come to
make their home here with us.
Editor of Franklin Press
To Attend Agricultural
Conference in Asheville
Today the editor of the Press re
ceived a long distance mesasge re
questing him to attend a farm con
ference at the Battery Park Hote
in Asheville on next Thursday. De
tails of what the conference is called
for were not given. The significant
fact is that Macon county seems to
be coming into her own at - long last
when farm discussions are taking
It is said that Mr. Williams of
Washington will be on hand and wil
have some verv imoortant messages
to eive out. A full report on the
meeting may b& seen in the Press
Allison-Watts School News
The third month of our , schoo
closed October 4th. The attendance
for the first three months being as
month, 52 ; third month, 45.
We all appreciate the privilege of
having the Press in our school. Mr.
Harris is the first editor to do so
much for the country school.
Master Halen Roane was a visitor
at Allison-Watts School ' last Mon
Miss Virgie Roane, after a few
weeks in Easley S. C, has returned
to her home on Cartoogechaye.
II1GH17 A Y a
J. T. ROGERS DIES OE
On the morning of- October the 211 .
Mr. J. T. Kogers succombed to in
juries received near Corundum Hill on
Highway 28 after being hit by a mo
tor car . that was passing a truck
parked on the side of the road.
Eye witnesses state that Mr. Rog
ers was in the act of . getting into
the truck when the car came close
and sounded its horn. He for some
reason stepped out from behind the
truck and started across the roadL
The" driver of the ' car made every,
effort to stop but it was impossible.
Mr. Rogers was hit by the side of
the car but was not run over.
In the car was Mr. John Smithy
engineer on Highway 28, Major S
A. Harris and Judge Willis of Frank-
in Terrace. Major Harris went with
Mr. Smith to the injured man to
render any assistance possible and
while they were doing , this the can
rolled off a twenty, foot fill wita
Judge Willis aboard. Fortunately, it
did not turn over. 1 he Judge wsa
fortunately, not, very seriously in
jured except a few ; scratches and
At a coroners jury held immediately
after Mr. Rogers' demise, Mr. Jolai
Smith, driver of ( the .car that fcai
Mr. Roeers was exnonorated of ait
blame for the accident. Te jary,
touna mat 71 ne aeceasea came w
from being hit by. a motor car drif
en by Mr. John Smith." ? j
Mrs. Sarah Holland Kinsland, wil-
ow of Tohn Kinsland was buried lad
rr , TT 11 C 4 1-
luesaay ai noiiy opnngs cnurcn.
Mrs. Kinsland was 77 years 6 moi
and 6 days old at the time of hefi
death. She had been a widow fot!
some years. All her life she haf
lived in Macon county in the Hofij;
Springs section. Before her marnagaf
she was a Miss Corbin. She leaves
many relatives and loved ones &
mourn her passing.
R. L. Porter Away
To Eastern Markets
The Press learns that Mr. R, LL
Porter, the genial and up" to the
minute manager of Messers. J. A.
Porter and company is away , to re
plenish his company's stocks in the
markets of Philadelphia, Baltimore
and New York. It is said that fctt
goes for a larger consignment of
goods than has ever been brought to
this town at any time in the past :
It is felt that the trading public of
Macon county is very fortunate i
having so shrewd , and competent
buyer as yotmg Mr. Porter to searcfc'
out bargains for them. He will retora
at the end of this week and is sure
to bring with him great news of great
bargains in Tall the many lines of
high grade dry goods that his com
pany is noted for handling.
Macon County Girls
Greensboro, Oct. 22. The city of
Franklin accounts for the residence
of nine students of Macon county,
who are attending school at Northi
Carolina college this year. Five' of
the Franklin residents are new stu
dents. The five are Misses Mildred Cozed,
Hazel Higdon, Lenwood Ingram, Mar
garet A. McGuire and Virginia A
McGuire. Former students also en
rolled this year are Misse,s Timoxena
Crawford, Ora Sue Hunnicutt, Kath
ryn Porter and Betty Sloan.
Miss Betty Sloan holds possibly,
the most important student office a
the campus, that of president of tLs
student government . association. ,