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FRANKLIN, N. C THURSDAY, JANUARY 2. 1S30
C!:arhs Waldrccp . Shot By
Dr-rtv In' Finht
CTicer Charges T h a t He
, Was Attacked liy
Too much merry making on Christ
mas eve ended in a shooting fracas
l,nt hut. Charles Waldroop in
Franklin hospital with two' bullets in
liis rirfit h'lD. '..
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Four men, frame nnuci &uu, xai
Ledbetter, Clyde Ledford, and Charles
Waldroop, were making merry on the
' afternoon of last Tuesday when An
and Ledbetter ibegan fighting
All four are reported; to have been
.drinking. - .
. . Bryant - Setser, deputy sheriff hv
Inn tsn the Cartoocechaye section o
TVTnrnn where the fighting occurred
arrested Anderson and . brought him
t Franklin where he whs jailed. An
derson,' according to Sitser, was the
-instigator of the fight, knd the depu
ty seems to have, believed it unneces
t:irv tn arrest Ledbetter.-
Near.,' Bud Ledford's Store, .on his
ctw reoorts that
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Charles, Waldroop andOvde Ledford
waved their hands at him ana snom
cd for him to stop. ' Ledbetter was
;tK ttiem. Waldrootf and Led-
ford. Setser alleges, pulled him' from
i!ie car in which he was ,Mhng. Led
ford is alleged to have aught him
the neck from behind and to
have pulled him down against the road
bank. According tq the deputy, Wal
droop then began beating im in the
face with his fists and wkh a hard
object which Setser believe to have
-een a blackjack. V
"te rpnorts that he Vould not
managed to get hii hantt on
. Every time he, cckild touch
-s assailants -wun nv kuh,
ne urcu. a'jui aiiuw
have been f red. One
thing on tire, ,and
oop's riglr hip.
Iford asart that
Hetser iid kid
' Andetson on
n. Tlfcy 'de-
his gup with-
s itv tnfrv sav
from tfle bul-
I anklinl after
Whiskey Runners Plunge
Over 30-Foot Embank
ment From Highway
Two men and two women, riding
in an .automobile reported to have
contained 38 1-2 gallons of liquor,
plunged off a 30-foot embankment
:our miles east of Franklin on the
Dillsboro highway Sunday morning,
December 22, after Deputy Sheriff
Fred Cabe had attempted to flag the
car. . :
All four, were injured in the smash
and the car was demolished. , George
A. Hyde received a crushed chest and
was most seriously injured. H. A.
Duncan received an arm injury and
bruises and a gash on the head.
Miss Bobby Morrow suffered broken
ribs and bruises. Miss Rachael Rob
erts sustaned a number of bruises.
All except Miss Roberts were taken
to a local hospital for treatment.
All are expected to recover.
When Deputy Cabe attempted to
flag the automobile containing the
four persons the driver, Hyde, sped
up. The road was covered with snow
and ice, with the result that the car
he was driving left the highway at
the first sharp curve. Cabe, who fol
lowed more slowly, came upon the
All four of the persons taken were
from Asheville. Miss Roberts made
bond and returned to her home.
A clipping from the Salisbury Even
ing Post praises the high school chil
dren's all-county chorus given at the
Salisbury high school auditorium re
cently, in which .pupils taught by
Miss Virginia E. Smith, daughter of
Dr. and Mrs. Frank T. Smith, of
Franklin, had a part.
"The" first annual all-county high
school children's chorus," reads the
article, "composed of' approximately
300 students from Granite Quirry,
Rockwell, Landis, China Grove, Mt.
yila, Cleveland and Woodleaf schools
rendered an exceptionally good and
hiehlv enjoyable concert last night at
the,, Salisbury high school auditorium
before an .enthusiastic crowd which
comfortably filled the building. ;
"Prof. Wade R Brown of the N.
C. C. W. music department, was di
rector of the chorus. The various
ouoils had been trained by Miss Alma
Peeler, music director of the Wood-
leaf, Cleveland and Mt. Ulla schools ;
Miss Carlote Barnes of Landis and
China -Grove schools: Miss Virginia
Smith of the Granite Quarry and
mi JNTY - WIDE INTEREST
Enlargement Meeting Sched
uled ror January 4
At 2:00 P. M.
County-wide interest is being shown
by farmers of Macon in the meeting
scheduled for January 4 at Franklin
for the purpose of enlarging the scope
of the National Grange here. The
meeting will be held at 2 p. m. in
the Woodmen of the World hall.
Aside from farmers, the Grange is
open to agricultural and rural school
teachers, research and extension
workers," rural ministers, physicians,
cfc. AH persons', especially all Vln
jcon farmers, who see the need oIKaii
organization for banding the farr'Ws
are asked to be present.
i Any community who sends lj,or,
'nore representatives is entitled t a
Sranch of the Grange for itself. Ie-
';.minary, meetings have been held t
' everal points' in the .county , W ' '
the county-wide plan for c -
on. Meetings have' t
BY THE NEW YEAR ACCORDING : ;
t - t
Officers, Road Crew; Post
Office and Telephone Em
Commendation is due town officers,
road and street officials, post office
employees, and the officials of the
Western Carolina Telephone company
for the efficiency of their work dur
ihg the holiday season.
Through the efforts of Chief Bob
Henry and Arthur Pannell, the streets
were cleared of ice and show. Th
coldest and snowiest Christmas holi
days in several years made This ;
difficult job. .,
, The highway maintenance crew un
der Tom Johnson, foreman, cleared
No. 285 between Franklin and Dills
boro and between Franklin and the
Georgia line. The condition of the
highway, due to snow and ice, might
have resulted in a number of agci-
r1rnt hut for the ouick and ef
ficient work of the crew.
The Franklin post office handlec
the largest number of packages, holi
day letters, and greeting cards it has
ever handled. This mail was all clear
ed away on time and without the em
nlovment of additional help. .
Despite adverse ' weather conditions
the lines of the Western Carolina
Telephone company were kept in
operation. If any lines were broken
by any cause they were repaired in
ELECTRICITY HAS AMAZING
The generating of electrical energy
for public utility purposes of the
United States has increased 126 per
cent in the last ten years. It now
amounts to 88,000,000,000 kilowat hours
a year and if you know anything
about figures of that size perhaps
you can match them up with "kilo
wats," with the help of a good dic
tionary. Anyway, it is plain to all of
us that it represents a heck of a lot
of electricity. ,
Rockwell schools, and Dr. H. A.
Stirewalt of the Farm Life schol."
' Miss Smith has 94 of the Rockwell
and 65 of the Granite . Quarry high
schol pupils, besides a number of
grade pupils in other schools. Sne is
spending, the holidays in Franklin
with her parents. .
Higdonville, Cartoogechaye and at
Smith's Bridge. It is expected .that
enough representatives from these
communities and possibly others will
be present to entitle them to a local
branch of the Grange.
Boosters of the Grange are point
ing out that it is the oldest national
farmers' organization, that it continues
year after year to have a steady in
crease in i membership, that it now
operates in 34 states, that the organ
ization's record is progressive, that
the Grange brings the entire family
into its membership.
All who attend the meeting here
Saturday may come into the organiza
tion as charter members.
' One of the most enjoyable social
Catherines of the Christmas season
was a dance given by Mis9 Louise
and Mvra Stribling at their home.cn
Saturday evening, December-21. About
.40 of the younger set were present
and reported an enjoyable time.
PERIOD IS OPENED
STATEMENT OF TOWN LEAL! L
IRON BARS OVER .
OF FIRE WATER
Iron bars placed over the win
dows of the office of Sheriff C.
L. Ingram-this week are. expected
to keep marauders ' outside the
walls of the sanctum of law and
tJnknown parties entered the
sheriff's office last November by
breaking through a , screen and
window pane to loosen the night
latch. Ninety gallons of liquor
were confiscated from the stock
stored in the office. '
The new bars criss cross to
make a neat network of steely
resistance to any would-be ob
tained of captured fire water.
Headquarters of District To
Be at Andrews After
Headquarters of the Nantahala
Ranger district will be moved from
Franklin to Andrews on or about
February" 1, according to present
plans. The move is being made to
enable- Z. B. Byrd, district ranger,
and his organization to more ef
ficiently handle the district's timber
sales, over 50 per cent of which lie
in the section tributary to Andrews
The move will permit the organiza
tion to function with a minimum of
time spent in travel while the sales
are distributed in this way.
The headquarters are leaving Frank
lin after 14 years, having been moved
here from Andrews in 1915 when the
press of work on this side of the
Nantahala forest required most of the
This move affects only the ranger
district station, the headquarters o
the Nantahala National forest re
maining at Franklin.
Dr. W. M. Lee, pastor of the Bap
tist church, has been confined to the
parsonage for a number of days due
to illness. Preaching services were
not held at the Baptist church 'last
Sunday, due to Dr. Lee's inability to
SHOP TO OPEN
About 25 Girls Are To Be
Employed When Work '
James W. Roper will open a mica
cutting shop' in Franklin on or about
the first of the year, according to an
announcement made by him. About
twenty-five girls will be employed in
the shop for shaping the: mica for
Several years ago Mr. Roper super
intended a similar undertaking here.
Operations weer discontinued, owing
to a change in the mica market's de
mand for the mineral.
Work "will be resumed' in the quar
tcrs formerly occupied by the shop
near the residence of W; L. Hi'jon
The mica is to be prepared ' fo- the
General Electric company, it is v'Kier-
Year 1929 CcrnparrJ-i.
Dull but Improvement I
MICA SHOP TO OPEI
Love House Is Moved
Preparation For New
Business Building I:
' . . ; ' t'
Nineteen hundred and .JJiktysna-
the opening of a progressive pen
for Macon county and the mounUy u
country of Western North Carolina
in the opinion of most ,ot the mer-.
chants and men of business in Frank
lin. : ' - 1 u
"The winter has been dull, roads
have been too bad for people 'to trav
el, and tirqes near a star 1 : still'
states one merchant, 'but I hi the
spring and late winter I believe .'busi
ness conditions will open up. lfc:s
statement came from ,one of the more
conservative of Franklin's merchants.'
'The last year has not been all we
would have liked for it to have been
in a business way, but 1 am expectir j
1930 to be considerably better," .f-vs
"a prominent dry goods merchant.
The hianagement of . the . S & L
store, aftra brisk holiday trade, , is
looking forward to what is cxrc;ied ,
to be a banner year. 1 , .
"Several new projects, inchi'--;
opening of the mica hop 1.: J:
poini to me iiKiinooa Tnr.r lj. :t,
conditions will be greatly : "revel
X A il . l'l IT1 1 AAl .1 i - .
in Franklin during 1930, .'a ,:rts 1 ;
manager of one of the town's ht !-
ing general stores. ' . .
A quickening of the cor.-ty's I:::
ness pulse cannot fail to l: f:'t I
those nearer the arteries c' t ; tj;
ty's trade. It is safe to r:! cn t
forecasts of the men wl
years watched the trend cf
finance. " , ;
In connection with the t
gram in Franklin, the T
on Main street has bee
order to make room ' fc ,
business building to be c
Dr, Furman Angel west of. '
theatre. . -
A news article , on thi f page tct'i
of the reopening of the itiica cutting -shop
formerly operated here' 'tmderj :
the management of James W. Roper. ',,
In brief, prospects 'point to brislr -increase
in prosperity ('uring, -
Miss Angel 76tb
A most unexpected' surprise i?'
the announcement last( Monday iTi! j '.
marriage of Miss Mattic Angel,1 1 .v "S'
teacher in the Franl lin high . t 1.
to W, B. Kcsler, professor of s;-: v
in the school. ThJ marriapre tc
place last February in Clarksvl!!e, C .
' Mrs. Keslcr is the daughter of Tr.
and Mrs. T. W. Atel,' of ' Fran1,.',;
She has made a . reputation for her-
self as a teacher of music, an 1 fc r
the last few years Sias been teac! t '
this subject iri the hi,rfi schoi 1
Franklin. j , , . '
Mr. Kesler has been - science ."
structor and , athletic ; coach i.i t!
local high school Jor the past
years. He is a native cf Soul', Cr
lina, and a . graduate of N. '.. f i;
college. He is popuLr as
and coach, and his ma le mat::,
since coming t Franklin.
., Mr, and Mrs. Keslcr srr r
on . a honcyn ,: tr) t V
part of the r'ite. They ;
to, ihcir ?t V '',
sr!"ool rec on J:r '