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INVESTIGATE MACON COUNTY
HEART OF A MOUNTAIN EMPIRE RIPE FOR DEVELOPMENT
OLUME XLV
FRANKLIN. N. C THURSDAY, MAY 22, 1930
NUMBER TWENTY-ONE
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iuaTFORTY-EPT
HOURS ARE LEFT
End Is Almost Here of
Second Period In Great
Campaign
OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS
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New Subscriptions Will Not
Count Double After
Saturday
The end is almost here I
There are only forty-eight, hours
left of the big "second period," and
only nine more days before the cam-
paign comes to a close and the happy
winners will receive their rewards.
Think of this new subscriptions will
tiot count double votes after Satur
day. This means that subscriptions
obtained next week will count just
fifty per cent as much as they do
now. The enterprising and energetic
candidates will realize the tremendous
importance of this fact, and make this
week their BANNER WEEK-while
the shiftless ones will sleep on as
they have been sleeping, and allow
this golden , opportunity to add hun
dreds of thousands of votes to their
totals-GO UNHEEDED,
It Won't Pay To Wait
Next week it may be too late. The
winner of that new Chevrolet car,
ana oi mc umcr tiiuitc "
liberal prize list will1 get busy now,
and by Saturday night thousands of
-votes will be cast. A few long term
subscriptions will turn the tide of
victory in favor of any of the candU
dates in this list. It is possible for
anyone to win if they have the am
bftion and the energy to make their
aspirations a reality instead of a lazy
dream. . " '". '
Opportunity It Knocking
, The world is full of opportunity, and
our "crying need" is not more oppor
tunity, but more people who have the
courage and the ability to take ad
vantage of opportunity and apply its
proportions to their individual suc
cess. Opportunity demands work if
one is to realize its greatest . fulfill
ment, and therein is the secret of
success. Too many people, are not
willing to work for the things they
desire, and opportunity will not keep
a lazy bedfellow. ,
The next few days represent the
apex of opportunity to the workers
in this campaign. That opportunity
is present now! It "is knocking pa
tiently at your door, urging you to
take it in and realize its greatest ful
fillment. The End Is Near .
Theer are only a few more hours '
in which you can secure big votes
on your subscriptions, and only a
few more days in which to secure i
subscriptions. -Candidates will work
feverishly from now until the end.
They will solicit you, MR. PUBLIC,
and you owe it to them and to your
self, to subscribe.. ' .
Poor Excuses
Don't give a pauper's excuse, and
say you haven't got the price of a
subscription. You have got it, and
you ought to take The Franklin
Press. The price of a subscription
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win iiciiucr inane ur ui can. yuu, uui
it will show your loyalty to that
friend of yours who is striving so
hard to win that automobile it will
show . that you have more than " a
tax-paying interest in your commun
ity, and that you are really interested
in the affairs of your own home com
munity. Don't grumble about the
price, for the price of a "subscription
will not pay for the paper that goes
into your subscription for a year.
You don't expect something for noth
ing neither do we. As a matter of
policy the average person in this
community is too big to expect an
editorial policy' .that will -"coddle"
every man's individual opinion. The
chances are that you belong to one
of the churches in the community ;
yet, you are big enough to believe
that a member of some other church
might be ea'ially as sincere as you.
We're, giving you Macon county
news, true and unbiased. Our edi
torial policy is not law. We do not
expect' you to believe as we believe.
We're not trying to put ' something
over on you when ' we . express our
opinions openly and frankly. Our
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NEWS EDITOR OF
PRESS PAINFULLY
INJURED SUNDAY
On last Sunday Mr. Joe Moore,
news editor of The Franklin Press,
was painfully but not dangerously
hurt in. a motor accident at the
foot of the town hill near Mr.
Tom Angel's home. Mr. Moore
was riding his motor bike east
ward and had -a. passenger in the
side when he decided to return to
street to make the turn.
Just as he was well across the
town and swervea around in the
street a car came up from behind
and side swiped his machine. He
was thrown, from the motorcycle
and his passenger was . thrown
from the side car. Joe was taken
to Angel's hospital where his
wounds were dressed. It ' wa3
found that he was suffering from
lacerations about the '. arms and
body and a severe bruise above
the kidney. The -passenger wa3
only slightly injured.
ADVOCATES Ml
HIGHWAY ROUTE
Director Albright Favors
Linking Up of Chain of . .
National Parks
KNOXVlLLE, Tenn-., May -19. As
an attraction to tourists, Horace M.
Albright, director of national parks,
advocated here today a highway route
linking the Great Smoky Mountains
National Park of Tennessee and North
Carolina, the Shenendoah National
Park, of Virginia, the Mammoth "Cave
of Kentucky and historic shrines and
military parks of the East.
"This chain of national parks an 1
interesting places in . the East would
attract thousands and thousands of
persons yearly," Director Albright
said. . '
The national park director said the
Great Smoky Mountains National
Park will probably be taken over by
the United States government after
July 1 for protection and administra
tion. The Smoky Mountains National
Park, he said, "stands head and
shoulders above anything else of its
kind in the world." He urged that
Tennessee and North Carolina capital
be used in. building hotels, resorts
and operating all concessions which
go with a national park.
Opening of the Tennessee-North
Carolina park will solve the deer and
bear problems of the Yosemite and
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W. M. U.Will
Give Program
AtCowee June 3
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10 a. m. Song, "Come Women Wide
Proclaim."
1930 Watchword: Be ye steadfast.
I Cor. 15:58.
1930 Song: "Faith of Our Fathers."
10:15 Devotional Dr. W. E. 'Aber
nethy. 10:25 Welcome Mrs. Ed Duval!.
10:30 Response Mrs. George Dal
rytnple. JO :35 Report of Personal Service
Chairman and Her Recommendations
Mrs. ,Wilkie. .
10:45 Recommendations for Mission
Study Mrs. Murray,
11 :00 Report of Superintendent, h
11 :15 Roll Call of Societies.
11:35 Recognition of Visitors and
Pastors.
11 :40 Appointment of Committees.
'11:50 Address by Mrs. Edna R.
Harris, Raleigh.
12:20 Five Prescriptions For a
Good Member Mrs. John Moore.
LUNCH
1 :30 Song. Devotional by Rev. D.
C. McCoy.
1:45 Margaret Fund and Training
School Mrs. J. R. Morrison.
2:00 Young People's Work Edwina
Dalrymple.
. 2 :30 Whefe Our Dollars Go Mrs.
Sam Gibson.
2 :45 Our Centennial Year Rev. A.
S. Solesbee.
3:00 More of Self-Less, of Thee
Gifts to Missions on the Decline by
Mrs. Porter Pierson.
JARKERSCANKOT
BE PEUTTED
State Election Law Prohibits
Naming of Persons to
i Assist Voters
OFFICIALS MAY AID
Voters' May Be Accompanied
Into Booth By Member
Of Family
A question of whether or not mark
ers are allowed in the primary elec
tion "seems to have arisen in the
minds of many over the county, and!
The Press herewith carries the text
of the law with reference to the as
sistance of voters at the polls bj
election officials termed markers. Th(
type in black face shows the pssag(
of the law with reference to marker;
not Deing allowed in the primacy1
The law follows: v '
Sec. 26. Assistance to voters. Prr-
or to the date of any election here
under the county board of elections.
together with the registrar of each
precinct of each coimty, shall desig
nate for each precinct therein a suf
ficient number of persons of good
moral character and of the requisite
educational qualifications, who shall
be bona fide electors of the precinct
for -which they are appointed, to act
as markers, whose duty it shall be to
assist voters in the ' preparation of
their ballots. The assistants or mark
ers so appointed by the said county
board of elections shall be so appoint
ed as to give fair representation to
each .political; party whose candidates
appear upon the ballot. The chair
man of the county organization of
any: political party may not more than
ten days before any electioti to be
held hereunder submit to the county
board of elections the names of not
less than ten qualified voters in any
less iiiaii iLii 1 uuauiau Tvaia m out
voting precinct of the county, and
thereupon the marker or markers ap-1
pointed to represent such party in
said election at said voting precinct
shall be selected front among those
so named. Such, persons shall remain
within the enclosure prepared for the
holding of elections, but shall not
come within, ten feet of the guard-
rail, except when going to or return-,
ing from the booth with any elector
who has requested, assistance. Such,
marker or assistant shall not in any
manner seek to persuade or. induce
any voter to cast his vote in any par
ticular way, and shall not make or
keep any memorandum of anything
occurring within such booth, and shall
not, directly or indirectly, reveal to
any other person how in any par- j
titular such voter marked his ballot,
unless :he, or they, be called upon to
testify in a judicial proceeding for a
violation of the election laws. Every
"such marker or . assistant, together
with the registrar and judge ..of 'elec
tion, shall, before the opening of the
polls, take and subscribe an oath that
he will, not, in any manner, seek to
persuade or induce any voter to vote
for or against any particular candi
date, or for or against anv particular
proposition, and that he will not make
or keep any memorandum of any
thing occurring within the booth, and
will not disclose the same, unless
he be called upon to testify in a ju
dicial proceeding for a violation of the
election laws of this State. The said
oath, after being first taken by regis
trar, may be administered by him to
the two judges of election and to the
markers or assistants, as herein pro
vided; however, that no mrkri hU
be named for or permitted in primary
elections conducted under , the pro
visions of this Act, provided further
that in any primary election held
hereunder, any voter may ask and se
cure from any election official at
his voting precinct aid in the prepa
ration of his ballot or in voting. Pro
vided, that in all general and primary
elections held, under the provisions of
this act any voter may select another
member of his or her family who shall
have the right to accompany such
voter into the voting booth and assist
in the preparation of the ballot, but
immediately after rendering such as
sistance the person so assisting shall
vacate the booth and withdraw from
the voting arena. Provided, that any
voter in primary elections may be ac
companied into the voting booth by
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SANITARY INSPECTOR
RECOMMENDS CHANGES
IN JAIL
BLOWN DOWN
Wind Storm Sunday Caused
Darkness For Short
Time
In the wind storm of last Sunday
night an electrie line pole was blown
down which threw the whole town
in darkness for a short time. Had
it not been for the quick action of
the new manager there would have
been no lights for the churches. Mr.
J. E. Lyon, local manager' olL th
western Carolina Utilities company,
was pn the job in few minutes and
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, stayed on untl1 the damage was
repaired,
He cut out the circuit that
was impaired and put the current on
another one which allowed the church
es to have light to go on with their
services. '
The unexpected often happens and
cannot be prevented from happening,
but. it is gratifying to find that, with
the public service utility company that
is furnishing us light, there are men
on the job that can and do handle
the situation expeditiously. Those of
the community that have met Mr.
Lyon, local manager, are well pleased
with him and are looking forward to
seeing the improvements in the ser
vice that a man like he is will surely
effect
Franklin High
Commencement
May 25, 26 and 27
The commencement program of the
Franklin high school to be May 25-26-27,
is as follows:
Sunday 11:00 a. m. Commence
ment Sermon at the Baptist Church
by Rev. Abernethy.
Monday 8:15 p. m An Historical
Pageant School Auditorium.
Tuesday 8:30 p. m Graduating
Exercises School Auditoriurn.
The pageant on Monday night will
consist of eight episodes, setting forth
high peaks in North Carolina history,
about half of it being Macon county
history. .
The cast will include about one hun
dred .boys and girls, . most of whom
are members of the Junior and Sen
ior classes. There will be a small
admission charge to take care of the
cost of the costumes.
On Tuesday night the members of
the graduating class will receive their
diplomas, and certificates will be
awarded the Teacher Training class,
and all. pupils who have completed the
seventh grade work this year. i
There are also a few prizes to be
awarded.
EPISCOPAL
There will be
SERVICES
services at St.
Agnes Episcopal church at 7:30 o'clock
Sunday, May 25. Rev, Albert New
of Waynesville will conduct the ser
vices. All are welcome.
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Rn PAIR PLANS
M170RK
BN0TJN0UCO
mprovements Fail to Meet
the Requirements of
State Law
QUOTES REGULATIONS
Would Probably Be Disap
proved For Lack of
' . Apartments
Raleigh, N. C,
May 17, 1930.
Mr. Lyles Harris, Editor,
Franklin Press,
Franklin, N. C.
My dear Mr. Harris :
I am enclosing a letter which I have
ailed copies to each of the Macon
ounty commissioners relative to the
county jail, and its status with the
equirement of the North Carolina
il Law and Rpmilatinnc iinrlor ttm
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may publish this letter in your
r if you so desire.
Very truly yours,
L. G. WHITLEY,
Chief Sanitary Inspector.
Mr. J. O. Harrison, Chairman,
Macon County Commisisoners,
Franklin, N. C.
Dear Mr. Harrison :
Re: Macon Countv Tail:
I made an inspection of your county
jail at Franklin on May 10th, in ac
cordance with the provisions of . Sec,
7713 of the "Consolidated Statutes, and
Chapter 163, Public Laws of 1925.
The Macon county jail was "dis
approved" under authority of the Act
in 1927, for not meeting with the
minimum requirements , governing
county jails. I found the jail being
used for the incarceration of Jwo
white male, and two white and one
colored female prisoners at the time
of the inspection,' although notice had
been served; tyi the Macon county
officials to the effect that the jail
had been "disapproved" for the im
prisonment of prisoners, under the
State Law. However, I found a con
tractor at work pouring concrete for
re-enforcing the walls of the old jail
building, when I made the inspection.
I then proceeded to check the pro
posed plan for improving the jail
with Jailer W. M. Edwards, and
learned the plan was to re-enforce
the old walls of the jail, provide a
flat roof, and repair the sewage sys
tem. - Then I went straightway to
your office and discussed this matter
with you. You probably recall I
stated that we regretted the cpm
missioncrs were spending money on
the old jail building, unless it were
to be improved to meet the require
ments of the State Jail Laws.
Sec. 1317. of the Consolidated Stat
utes requires the county pommission
ers to provide a common jail, at the
expense of the county, wherever th
same is situated. The Board of Com
missioners shall lay and collect taxes
from year to year, as long as may be
necessary, for the purpose of build
ing, etc. ,
Sec. 1318, Consolidated Statutes, re
quires that the county jail shall be
provided with . at least five separate
and suitable apartments, one for the
confinement of white male criminals;
one . for white female criminals ; one
for colored male criminals; one for
colored female criminals, and one for
other prisoners. The law also re
quires separate apartments for juve
nile prisoners.
The word "apartment" is construed
to mean a room, or part of a divided
building. The old jail is not provided
with the minimum of five separate
apartments, neither does the proposed
plan for improving the jail include the
required number of apartments.
The provisions of Chap. 163, Public
Laws of 1925,require that the county
jails shall be fire-proof structures,
free from fire hazards and provided
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