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FRANKLIN, N. C, THURSDAY, AUGUST 7, 1930
. Severed Finger Of Woman
f Missionary Is Sent To
ASK $50,000 RANSOM
English Woman Bayoneted
Apd Others Wounded
Two. thousand Chinese were exe
cuted while communists were in pos
' session , of Changsha, Hunan Province
capital, Japanese dispatches said. In
attition 4,000 Chinese were missing,
either executed or kidnaped.
Aroused by' further outrages against
foreigners in China by bandit-communists
armies, foreign governments
ordered additional warships to pro
ceed up the Yangtse rirer to reinforce
11 gunboats at Hankow and five at
-vnstietiiatr- mi-ttmctrt tmrifi 1 iiwypa1
had re-entered Changsha, recently raz
ed by the Reds, the situation was con
sidered rave there and at Hankow,
which is threatened by approaching
communist armies.. ;
'.; The "Amer ican guntwat Luzon "art,
i: rived 'at Hankow prepared to aid . the
) U, S. S. Palos aboard which five sail
ers were wottnded in two clashes with
Reds recently while protecting for
eigners. Leaving Sasebo, Japan, for Shang
hai, four Japanese destroyers were
rushing to join others in the Yangtse
New outrages against British na
tionals included the wounding of three
sailors at Cha'tigsh in a gunboat en
gaged with communists ; the bayonet
ting at Puchen of Mrs. ,A." R. J.
Hearne who is in critical condition,
and the sending of a severed finger
of a woman missionary with demand
for $50,000 ransom for herself and
companion, held captive a month. 'V
The Communist menace sweeping
the Yangtse valley affected the great
southern provinces of Hunan, Hupeh,
Kiangsi and Fukien. Dispatches from
far flung treas throughout these pro
vinces said numerous Red bands num
bering from' a few hundred to 10,000
continued to pillage towns and rob
the populace without opposition.
Foreigners throughout these areas
; were fleeing, toward river and coastal
cities. Whereabouts of many of them
was unknown here. The majority
were, missionaries, recalled : for safely.
Headquarters here of several mis
sions reported varying proportions of
their inland staffs had reached places
of refuge while others were bottled
up at interior towns, avoiding the
Reds but unable to reach treaty ports.
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4-H Club Short
The annual short course for North
Carolina 4-H club members opened
Tuesday at Northj Carolina State col
lege' with 600 boys and girls already
registered for the ccjurse which will
continue through Saturday. Approx
imately 1,000 are expected to attend.
The first assembly was held Tues
day morning in Pullen Hall, called
to order by the president, Miss Mary
Emma Powell, of Turkey, Sampson
county. L. R: Harrill and Miss Eliz
abeth Cornelius of the colleeg exten
sion staff, announced plans for the
Dr. McNeill Poteat, pastor of the
Pullen Memorial church here, will
speak at vesper services each evening
'during the course.
Dean v I. O. Schaub was scheduled
to address delegates at 2:30 p. m.,
Tuesday. His address will be followed
by a sight-seeing tour. (
Last week Chas. Bryson brought
o The Press office the champion
tomato grown this season. It
weighed two and one-half pounds
and measured twenty-three inches
in circumference. The, tomato grew
in his garden on the Cullasaja, and
goes to prove, says Mr. Bryson,
that the dry weather has not dam
aged his garden very much.
Has Many Requests For In
formation; Many Fold
The Franklin Chamber of Commerce
had 120 out of town callers during
the month of July, according to the
report of Mrs. Ruth H. Pearce, "secre
tary. These visitors came from all
points of the compass and wanted all
sorts of information, most of which
the secretary was able to supply.
Mrs. Pearce reports that one visitor
from Florida came in with one of the
merce in . Jacksonville, Fla. He said
that his plans were to go to Mam
moth Cave in Kentucky, but after
reading Franklin's folder he changed
his plans and came here for Ms. va-r
cation. Hardly, ,.week had , elapsed
after the folders had been sent , t,o
Jacksonville before the above result
The secretary reports that folders
have been sent to all the larger cham
bers of commerce in the South and
East and to most all the smaller
ones. In eyery case copies of folders
of the towns to which the Franklin
folder has been sent, acknowledge
ment has been received and their fold
ers have been sent here.
Dr. Russell Fills
Pulpit At Local
In the continued absence of the
pastor, Rev. R. F. Mock, the pulpit
of the Methodist church was most
ably filled Sunday morning by Dr.
Elbert Russell, dean of the School
of Theology of Duke university.
Dr. Russell is a most eloquent and
forceful speaker and, taking as his
subject,-' The Brotherhood of Man,"
he preached a sermon that was a rare
treat to all who were so fortunate
as to hear him. '
End 12th Day
Everett Jackson and Horace Phil
lips, Henderson county's 'long-time
tree-sitters, who have heen herched
in a tree in Hendersonville far
12 days, announced Tuesday that they
planned to come1, down Thursday at
3:30 o!clock, when they will have com
pleted two weeks' "aloft." s
The boys complain of the need of
exercise and a bath, and said, when
they came down, they would head
straight for a bath tub, and then for
a swini They had been up 284 hours
Tuesday morning at 11 :30.
Forest To Have
The Nantahala Forest is soon to
have a modern power shovel for
working the forest roads in the Nan
tahala Forest reserve. The machine
to be purchased will be driven by
an internal combustion engine and
will have a half ton capacity, it was
learned at the Nantahala 'Forest head
quarters in Franklin.
It is said that this will greatly fa
cilitate the road construction and
maintainance in the reserve as well
as lower the cost of operations.
State Course To Be Carried
Out Under Smith-Hughes
E. H. Meacham, recent graduate of
State college, arrived in Franklin on
Wednesday of last week to take up
his duties as vocational agricultural
teacher in the local high school.
The course to be offered is the
regular state course and will be car
ried out under tke Smith-hughes
Act. This act provides for a twelve
months course in farming and its al
lied trades such as blacksmithing,
carpentering, machenics, etc. The du
ties of the vocational teacher covers
a twelve months period. The actual
projects will be for a six months
duration for each individual taking up
Meacham will take .the students
right down to practical work and give
them first hand instruction and in
formation on how to actually do the
things that are required of anybody
that is going to make his living on
the farm or that has a desire to learn
how best to do the ordinary routine
The first thing' to be done, it is
said, is to fit out a work room at
the high school and get everything in
readiness- by- the time school opens for
the 1930-31 sessioh. Prof. Guy Houk
will ' have direct charge of this and
will arrange the course in co-operation
with the new vocational teacher.
Many boys have already expressed
themselves as well pleased with the'
prospect of being able to get first
hand, practical instruction along farm
ing lines. '
Order Passed To Leave Val
uation of Highlands
Estates As Is
At the regular monthly meeting of
the county commissioners this week
very little was accomplished other
than the routine business. This was
owing to the fact that there was no
business to come before the board.
One of the orders made by the
board was one pertaining to the val
uation of the Highlands -Estate prop
erty at Highlands. After hearing a
presentation of the interested parties
the commissioners passed an "order
leave the valuation of this proper
the same as it was last year. There
had been consideration given to rais
ing the valuation
This property is what is locally
known as the Highlands golf course,
and is valued for the purposes of
taxation at $27,700.00.
Another order' passed by the com
missioners was to order the clerk of
superior court to appoint a jury to
assess what damages, if any, had been
done to ; property owners on high
way 28 as a result of the recent re
alignment and paving of this road. It
was not given out as to who this
jury would be.
It was ordered by the board to pay
Messrs. Zeb and John Tayjor $6 each
for six sheep killed by dogs. Mr.
Vance was paid $20 for sheep killed
by dogs. ,
Commissioner Chas. McClure was
absent owing to illness. The other
two members were present.
The Bryson reunion will be held at
the old home place at Robert T. Bry
son's on August 24. It is hoped
that all the relations and friends will
be there with a full basket.
Wisdom in advertising brings steady
returns in profits. "Try our classified
Safid..'. Don 31 D3
Mr. Elbert Mashburn had on
exhibit on the streets one day
this week a Brussels-sprout that
was the exact shape of a cabbage.
But there were '37 separate and
distinct sprouts all fully developed
and separate. Mr. Mashburn says
that he got the seed from a mer
chant who said that they came
direct from Belgium.
Federal Aid In Form Of Ex
tended Bank Credits Is
Showers Drive Mercury
Down In States West
. News reports are still to the effect
that the drouth is serious in many
of the Mississippi, but the middle
western states and the South are still
in danger. The reports from the
Federal weather bureau do not hold
out any hope for general relief im
mediately. f In ' fact the 'reports indi
cate higher '' temperatures and : dryer
weather. ' " "
An ominous note today crept into
i 1 "-" "
ite as much as there was at
time last year.
t has been suggested that lower
reight rates be put into effect im-
mediately on stock feeds as a means
of relief for the regions that have
been deprived of their natural pas
turage. Chairman Legge also asked
bankers and business men to extend
every credit facility to farmers for
the procuring of feeds for livestock
to the farmers in the stricted area.
Banquet For Sept.
At a meeting of the Woman's club
Monday afternoon it was decided to
open the official club year in Sep
tember with a banquet the exact
time and place to be announced later
Executive committees were appoint
ed ' by the president, Miss Kelly to
carry on the various phases of the
club work during the coming year.
It is requested that the program
committees of . the various depart
ments of the club will hand ' their
programs in to Mrs. Johnston by the
last of this week in order that the
Club's yearbook may be ready, by the
first meeting in September. .
INSTEAD OF CHOPPING
Crush nuts fora salad, by rolling
them with a rolling pin on the dough
RANKINGS OF .1
U. S. Population WitK
Possessions Set At
... 137 Millions
N. Y. KEEPS TITLE
Population Of Largest
State Advances To 12
WASHINGTON, D. C, Aug. 5.
The population of continental United
States on the basis of official pre
liminary census figures is. 122,728,873.
This figure was compiled tonight
from official announcements given by
census supervisors in the various
states after completing the enumera
tion which began April 2.
Territories of the United States and
outlying possessions, not included in
the continental United States . total .
eludes an estimate for the Philippine
Islands whose census is controlled by
the: inst4ay.erj!uan4bkhhafc not
made an enumeration for several
Continental United States had 105,
710,620 people 10 years ago, while the
nation with . its outlying possessions
California had the largest rate of
growth of any state, but was exceed
ed by New York in numerical in
crease. California's rate of growth
was 64.6 per" cent and' her numerical
increase was 2,215,421. New York'
rate .was 21.4 per cent and her nu
merical increase was 2,224,328.
Florida, second to California in in
crease j percentage, rated a 51.4 per
cent growth, with a numerical gain
of 497,499. New Jersey, third in in
crease rate added 36.8 per cent, a
numerical gain of 846.668.
' Montana" was the only state to show
decrease 2.8 per cent loss, the nu-
Imerical decline being 15,370. In the
1920 census, three states, Mississippi,
Vermont and Nevada showed decreas
es in population. Arizona had the
largest increase . of that census, with
63.5 per cent gain, while Montana,
second in line, had an increase of
New York, for more than a cen
tury leader of all the states in popu
lation, triumphantly held her place
gaining by more than the census bu
reau had anticipated. Nevada com
pleted a half century in final place.
The first complete list of prelimi
nary totals of state populations, . as
compiled from official returns of
census supervisors throughout the
country, was completed tonight.
North Carolina's 1930 population is
given at 3,165,146 with an increase of
606,023, or 23.9 and ranks 14th with
other states of the union.
Miss Edwine Behre
To Give Recital
Miss Edwine Behre, 1 noted pianist
of New York, who needs no intro
duction to the music lovers of Frank
lin, will appear here in a piano re
cital about the middle of August.
This recital will be under the aus
pices of the music department of the
Woman's club, the proceeds to go
towards buying a piano for the club
Miss Behre has visited in Franklin
for a number of years and has ap
peared in several recitals here both
alone and in company with other ar
Her memorial recital given here
two years ago in memory of Miss
Irene Weaver, who was a warm per
sonal friend of Miss Behrc's, will long
be remembered as one of the out
standing musical events in the history
of the town.