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VOLUME XLV FRANKLIN, N. C, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 1930 NUMBER sTx
JCETIf 'G IS SET
TO COME FRIDAY
Supper A n d Organization
; Gathering Will Be Held
PUSHING. "BACK THE LOAN
SHARK'S LAST FRONTIER j
TO SOLVE PROBLEMS
Franklin Hotel And Res-
f4 taurant Is Place of
For the purpose of formulating def
inite plans which it is expected will
lead to the organization of a chamber
of commerce in Franklin, a supper
will be held at 7:30 Friday night at
the Franklin Hotel and Restaurant,
followed by a 'meeting at: which
steps will- be taken to ' launch . Uie
So many people have asked the
question, "Why was a 'chamber of
commerce 'not organized when such
a large crowd was together at the
' town banquet in the Scott Griffin
hotel?" that ; it , is now believed ad
visable to hold another meeting for
ihc express purpose of perfecting such
an organization. , It was Obviously
impracticable to take steps toward or
ganizing at the Scott Griffin because
' of the full program and the nature
of the gathering. .
'' Many problems confront the people J
of Franklin that are said to need the
attention of the whole community.
Town leaders say that it is inadvis
able to remain longer inactive. Among
the needs that have been , named arc
advertising the town, better street
. lighting, road signs, stricter tax col
lection, the setting up of an informa
tion bureau, road building on through
roads in adjoining states that lead
. ipaas m ' , Jn-, all. that .-territory, vast- of the.
through Franklin. i . . '. . ... . ,
All whq will attrn-1 ! the meclr.v: Mississippi river only five, slates nat
Friday - night are asked to give- their; failed, so far, to pass legislation based
nann's to Tack Stribling at the Joim-s ; , t'nifoi-iii Small Loan act work-
' . i v-i.i v-. .
Motor company, t l lis. pnonc
;s , ?4. The mamtfinoiit' of the
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ohio. h - pL .
WALTER LEE SUFFERS
FATAL HEART ATTACK
sShfdfd -area indicates states
which have failea to pass
adequate taws to protect
the public from usury evils.
S. C. I. DEFEATS
IN BASKET BALL
Sylva Collegiate - institute defeat
ed Franklin's eagers here last Fri
day night by the score of 23-17.
The game was fast and the", play
ing was" clean, although a bit rough
near the end of the game. .', Doug
tar,. S. C. -i forward,-was the out
standing player for his team.
Dalrymple' led the scoring for
Franklin,, .with Sutton taking sec
ond place. Franklin was leading
at the end of the first half by
A nrclimiiKirv ennie bv two
teams of town boys was played.
The line for the main game;
Franklin - S. C. I.
Ualrvmple F . Douglas
Teague : F. ........ . Sutton
VVillr.s ........ C Wilson
Sutton . .... .G. 'Dillarc
llauser .G. . - -
-MrCollum. Snvdcr. and Henry-
were substituted for. Franklin.
Kefrce ; llouk.
Legislation Still Needed In
5 Eastern States, In
cluding N. C. .
. t'i; Hu.e.uU S
dy m the "loai.
I'h'cse '- states. are
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o 'provide ior; ,u..v... "
!aru' m-,mbcr hav s-iimiiied their in-
.tention of attencl.ng ;ne "'"-v T,lfra!lv ollt!,vv,(, aIll! brMcit
Plans hive already been suggested w.itn ,.()nt;mi,s
lh,t V.:U be Mated in full on Friday rvmwu ;
that wii Lv -ui . , , tu .,V ,is inline ehargui
ni'dit These plans are - iep,oiti(i . iy . i -Y
nigiu. "ll' i .... k rt ni or more a-month.
bc practical, but opponmmy .
.,iv,n to amend them and to sucm -
About 30 Macon county farmers
met in the office of County. Agent
Fred Sloan' last' Monday afternoon,
to plan for planting tobacco crops
this year. Most of the farmers
will . begin the experiment on', a
small scale, stating that their plans
are to raise but from one-half to
one acre each.. The total acreage
will amount to approximately 20
TO REM JAIL
Will Reinforce Walls With
Six Inches of Steel And
North a:ul South Carolina.
In these spates the loa-i shark, tlse-
.f ten 20 1
Snvall Loan act' requires close
"the" small loan 'business
Demand That Board Collect
Tax Arrears For Last
DIES MS AUTO
Death Comes As Minister
Returns From School
FUNERAL IN FRANKLIN
Interment Held In Family
Cemetery Near Gor
Dr. Walter M. Leer . 50, pastor of
the Franklin Baptist church, died of
heart disease early Thursday morning,
in his automobile as he was return
ing home after taking his children ( .
school. He stopped the car before
the residence of Harold Sloan near
the top, of the hill on West Main,
street. Mrs. Sloan was attracted by
the cries of a little girl, and .found:,
the Baptist pastor slumped in his scat
with feebly beating pulse. Dr. Wur
man Angel v?is summoned, but an
examination showed that l)rLcc wasM
The deceased came to Frauklin in
mYv 1 Q2S. from. Westminster, S. C.
where he was pastor of the Emmanuel
Baptist church. Since he took the
nnstoratc here 198 additions have
been received by the Baptist church,
and the debt has been paid off the
church building which was erected
in 1919. .
J Held Prayer Meeting
. -Thy death of Dr. Lee came as a
I shoci to the town..'- ife had been ilt
for several days early in January, our
was believed to have fully recovered.
He. carried on his work as pastor u
until the day. 'before his death, hav-
Maeon county's board of -commissioners
in -session here .Monday pass
ed an order to repair the county
jail by cnstruclinn a six-inch con-1 jrm 0,u,ucted the usual prayer meei
cnte wall. i eii,f reed by metal rods, ' ing service on Wednesday night.
.,.-,11. ,.r ili, 'irnl'l Dr. Lee was born near Gordon Ga..
art mi m i i m m .- a i in..' ,
in addition, the commissioners
make J'ueti repairs
the-jail as arc believed to li
an. 5, l'u80. He took work at Mer
m . . i i:...
i cer uiiiversuy in .iacnn, via., n.-.uini
t,. A V,' and M. A. decrees.
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h- nee'ie-i. ; Afterward he attended - the outnern
The coui.ty jail is under eoiulemiia-j Baptist Theological seininary at Louis-
i ti"ii. It has been -prouounccd by an ville, Ky., wliere lie: received me nt
i in(Mi.aliti!i "gram! jury as ' inade-' rrpee of Doctor of Theology.; .. .
I ,,.,!,, tM.-aititarv.' ad tinsaie. - The ' The- dee ased -bad .experience -in edi-
. . .... c if r .. rctiuiHUoii oi
uthcr VICWs wi.cn u.e . s - ;i inaxiimnll
It is especially urged that the Ko . a ,
tary club, I Joy coms, uk , f j i.? ,r cent a month.
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SPENT ON W. RJHWAYS
Mountain Counties WiU Feel
Stimulus of District s
One million dollars will be spent
. . nnetrllltinn in Ull
mountainll counties iui ----Ninth
district during the coming
year, it has been revealed by James
G Stikeleather, commissioner.
figure includes the allotment
,.vt f. ve. davs. . This measure wdl
I give an additional two million dollars
a year for North Carolina, tne nm;i
bio for the fiscal year
Winninff Tulv 1. The proportional
parf that is' expected to come to the
.Ninth District from this fund is ap
Loximatcly $275,000. The bill also
iarries the provision that the extent
-r'lTwWni aWI ran be increased from
iifivin ticnnn i mile. It has al-
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ready passed the House anu
have- been torial' work -during his student days
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I fl'.reate'tied 'by grand jury .proscenium . and auerwarn.. m.- ni"ns l-
; ' unless stcs are taken to erect a ; the establishnii :it -t the Review and
V delegation ' of. I'ranklin - citizens. , -J1(.xv jaj heforc the next-term "f su-' ICxpositor at the l.ouisxille seminary.
headed by Miss Kli'.iabeth Kelly, ap-! (C:itimicl on; : page eight) j (Continued .m payc eight)
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peared beiore tne ooani oi .Aiuei on.
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VIihk nv u:e it and flcmaiiurn . io i
know the reason why ihe . bnard had
COUNTY AND TOWN 'OFFICERS
UFA! ATC Pi IRI irATIAM I AWQ
failed to collect nearly $10,000 in back , V lLrt Vivovn
years 1925, 192(, 1927
taxes over the
"Ci.nditions in t'lis twi
r,-m,.,li,-d bv the influence
board," Miss K-Hy asserted.' "Move
shoulde rs under the load will liht
!n the kirden for- all. It has been
j Commissioners And Alder-
miuht be! men Fail to Publish Uis-
I- ! 1-1 I of ar
The J'rrss is endeavoring to, from
im- in time. L'ive out information
been ordered published by thV" town '
or the county board.
Requirements of County Commis
sioners . ' ' '
Section l.W. Ar.nr.al statement of
claims and revenues to be published.
The board shall be caused to be
brought to my attention within tt
.i ... .I..... ti..i t..ivri iTivrs are
lasi 111 iv. uu a s -i., ., . 1
. f . -K tfv.:,. . ,.f iY.rv.-it.- nd muniVi pal
in arrears to tlie amouiii' oi uKau.yan.a - .
mm If this sum shoul'd be payl ! crunu -.it. With that m min i vve print
io,uou. i .,.l.li.i;,. ,t1r-.1.-iW.'iii renard to the pub-
a. Linirn nrr ii r 1111 oil ih-iw v i -
Ill, ll Wvut'i ,
that wilf be of real value to its ; posted, at the court, house within live
,...',,1,., in learning more about the days . after each regular Detember
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'1 hllJ TliiUrC IIIV-IMVAV- " j p . ;- ,
from the state highway fund for the and as soon as the House concurs ,n
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A the Federal aid fund tor trie
'district which is expected to amount
to approximately $275,000. '
. Discussing She program for the dis
trict Mr.: Stikeleather declarcdj jthat
the fund will be divided so tha the
development of the highway system
in the mountains can be advanced as
rapidly as possible.
i Mmwm To Si in
Tresident Hcdver. is 1 expected ,(p, sign
a Senate amendment, which it is ex
pected to do promptly, the measure
will be ready for the President's
Fund Increased .
'The;yiotmc'ht fbV this -ffistrict from
the Federal aid fund is approximately
$110,000 more than had been antici
pated from this source, Mr. Stike
At the present time there are
who are trying to carry the imancuo
load of the town.
"1 ' have figured that taxes would
be -.reduced seven cents on the hun
A,.A if these back taxes were paid
I f you
lishinir of annual statements for. the
Kmpfir of the public, in keeping up
with the ' affairs
county.) The la
meeting and tor 'at' .least tour .suc
cessive- weeks, or after vach regular
monthly meeting, if they deem it ad-!'
isable, and for one- week, the ttaine
of every individual whose "-accounts-
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of the lov.u and ihave been audited, the amputit claimea "
Jelovv has i to do j and the amount allowed; ami also at
'v m-v out oi in- the same time and in tire satne man-
- hack taxes were -pant i maimy " . i -, ' ,
; , .,. frr.ation iii reeard to receipts and ; ncr post a full statement ot county
lt, i.y-"- . - revenue and charges, "showing by
can put Pressure io ' i , ; ; T ' . ' readers will items the income from every' soured
inte iiiii"-'. j,--
pressure on me for last year's taxes.
Members of the board of aldcrmcii
p'xnlained that delay had been made
in letting the property of delinquent
the bill .vhich carries increases : ... numoer -t v - - . . . bccn considcring such steps', been .publish
the Federal Government's contnbut.on pending m trie vau j rcJ,y
u:,,w,v rnntractioa within the' (Continued on page eifchtj i
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please 'note that the .tiriancui wait-1 aim me msuui sonnus on wviy ae
mcntj referred to i.i the law o.u"ted j count for the past year, together
below were not published' either with the permanent debt of the coun-
1927 nr 192K for the town or county. ( tyt li any, a:vJ tne interest paid or
'remaining unpaid thereon. Ihc board
shall also publish the said statement
I in some newspaper m tne county v
Numerous tax payers arc asking Ihe
Press why these stat'-ments have nrt
Tlic Prfss can only
rll'lT'ilto hive ClV-
(Continued on pasc eight)
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