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FRANKLIN, N. C, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 1930
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Dr. Caleb Ridley To Edit
Paper; Will Curtis Is
Beginning . with this edition The
. Franklin Press will operate under a
new ownership. Mr. Will Curtis who
needs no introduction to anyone in
Western-North Carolina has, been ap
pointed as managing editor. . '
Dr. Caleb Ridley, whose books and
papers have been read by thousands,
will assume all editorial responsibilities
as well as, contributing' feature ar
ticles and paragraphs each week.. -
Mr.! T.' W. Angel, Jr., will act as
secretary and treasurer. The same
force of operators will be retained. .
The price of the paper will be re
duced to $1.50 per year. ' Job vwork
and advertising will be done at a
reasonable price. , 1
Mason Escapes Jail
As Meal Is Served
Oscar Mason who was serving a
nine months sentence in the county
jail decided he did not want to take
breakfast with Uncle Bill Edwards,
Wednesday "morning, so he shoved
him aside, and went out at the back
door, and made-the bnis!-irid"XOii;
ward tne' top ' ot ' bummer Hiiir
President Graham Asks
. That 'Constitution Day
: Be-Observed Sept, 17
President Graham of . the Sons of
the American Revolution, asks that
September 17 be observed as "Con
stitution Day" throughout North Caro
Like others who observe and who
are capable of thinking, President
Graham believes that we are forget
ting our constitutional ideals. .
Why not schbols, churches and
homes display our flag, emblem of
liberty and visible sign of a free
There are two things which can be
truthfully, said of the men who found
ed this nation : They were saturated
through and through with the spirit
of Democracy and also the ' spirit of
the Christian religion. In their every
act and word ; in every paper of state
which they produced; in every re-
ported speech they made, these two
things were paramount. They were
anti-King politically and anti-Devil re
ligiously. They were Democratic
. Christians. .
We believe their sons have drifted
far from these moorings, and we al
so believe that the time has come to
call them back to bed-rock principles,
both in government and religion. The
day is auspicious for a re-statement,
both of the faith and faithfulness of
Norton Displays Large
Irish Potato In Brevard
, Young Taylor Norton, of Brevard,
spent a fews days last week with his
grandfather, Mr. J. Rogers, .in Ma
con county and upon his return here
was displaying one of the largest
'Irish potatoes ever seen in this sec
tion. The potato was grown on the
farm of young Taylor's grandfather,
and weighs nearly two pounds. The
big potato has been, viewed by many
callers at the office of The Brevard
News. ' ' . '
Makes . Appearance
The first edition of 'The Highlands
Maconian, Highlands, appeared Wed
nesday, Sept. ' 3, with J. J. Moore as
editor, and J. W. Street as managing
editor. It is a right newsy little
sheet. Luck to you boys. ,
"Npw I get" me up to work.
I pray Thee, Lord, I may not shirk
If I should die before night, -I
pray Thee, Lord, the work's all
right." Selected. (
(By the Carolina District Office)
SINGAPORE Silver coins, ' with
drawn and hoarded by ' the Chinese
and Indian coolies employed on the
rubber estates of Malaya when the
price of silver was high, are now. com
ing back into circulation as a result
of the low prices and the large influx
of currency, according to a report re
ceived 1 in the Department of Com
merce from Assistant Trade Commis
sioner Carl H. , Boehringer at Singa
pore. - i
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TORONTO Hit-and-run drivers,
speeders, drunken t drivers and those
arrested for reckless driving will have
their licenses and vehicle permits tak
en from them under the new High
way Traffic Amendment Act, 1930, of
Ontario, according to a report from
Consul C. M. Ravndal, Toronto, made
public by the Department of Com
merce. The. act goes into effect Sep
THE HAGUE Airplane delivery of
fruits and flowers, inaugurated last
year by the Royal Netherlands Air
Lines is meeting with increased suc
cess, according to the company's re
port for the month of June, the De
partment of Commerce is informed by
Commercial Attache Jesse F. Van
Wickel .at the Hacuet A, total of
lyimci c - -
On some, days as many as 1,000 '.kilq-
grams of cut flowers " were transport
ed, to Paris. . .- " .
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TOKYO A Bureau of Temporal In
dustrial Rationalization was recently
opened in; the Department of Com
merce and Industry, Tokyo, Japan, for
the purpose of rationalizing Japan's
industry as a relief to industrial de
pression, according to a report re
ceived in the Department of Com
merce from Commercial Attache H.
A. Butts, Tokyo. , , , ,
WASHINGTON A map showing
the standard time zone boundaries
for the United States with adjacent
parts of Canada and Mexico? has just
been issued by the Bureau of Stand
ards. This is the first official map of
its kind issued by the Government.
The base map was supplied by the
IT. S. Geological Survey and the time
zone boundary lines A placed upon it
from information furnished by the In
terstate Commerce Commission; the
Hydrographic Office of the Navy De
partment, and the Dominion , Obser
vatory of Canada. It will be useful
in determining true . and local time
-for radio broadcasts ; those making
long distance telephone calls will find
it of service in keeping appointments ;
and it will be helpful to those plan
ning trips by auto or rail.
Rev. Mock Improves Slowly
The Methodist church of Franklin
has been honored recently and the
whole people helped by the messages
of a good bishop; but the church
and . community still grieve over the
continued illness of Rev. R. F. Mock,
Beloved by1 everybody, the . friend
of all and deeply interested in those
things which make" a town, worth
while, this good minister was stricken
weeks ago. ,
Reports are not encouraging for his
speeding healing. The work of re
building is done slowly. We extend
sympathy, to the anxious family, the
waiting church and the entire town.
Man Finds Sidewalk
To Be Very Hard
Mr. T. S. A. Kanady does not be
lieve in being called a liar. Walter
Scruggs, colored, disputed his word
on the street Wednesday. ; Walt
thought the sidewalk was pretty, hard.
Cabe Reunion To Be
Held September 14
The Cabe reunion will be held
Sunday, September 14 at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Cabe. . All
the relation of William Washington
Cabe and the descendants of C. A.
Cabe are invited.
All are requested to bring a lunch
basket well filled.
BIG VEIN WHILE
Mr. Jess Raby who lives oh the
George Mashburn place, two miles
from town, has struck a large vein
of what appears to be a good pay
ing copper mine on his place. He
was digging a well and had to
blast through seventeen feet of
hard rock when he found copper
colored bits of stone after a shot.
Upon examination he decided that
this was no ordinary stuff. He
brought a samaple or two to town
and consulted a number of the
minerally wise men about town who
pronounced it a rich copper ore.
According to geologists the loca
tion of this well-mine is in a typi
cally copper formation, i The well
was an old one that has been in
use about thirty years, but it had
dried up. owing to the drouth, y
Mr. Raby says that he is going
to dig for water till he gets it,'
and that as he goes along he will
collect samples of the rock and Wn
deavor to " ascertain if the ore is
worth further exploitation.
Potato Sale To
Be Held Here
potato sale and now we have sale
for three or four cars at $1.00 per
bushel loaded on the Car . at Franklin.
' The loading date is not known yet,
but it is requested that those who
want to sell, either see me, drop me
a card or send word as to how many
'they have for sale. Then I can noti
j fy'you as to when we will load. I
win De in my ottice Saturday and l
should know by that time so I can
give the buyer our loading date.
The buyer will furnish his own bags
and pay . cash at the car. ;
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Paul Angel Improves
After 2nd Operation
Paul Angel, assistant editor of The
Times, was rushed to Angel Brothers'
hospital at Franklin last week as a
result of an attack of pleurisy which
followed ran operation about three
weeks ago. His condition was very
serious until Tuesday of this week
when he underwent a second opera
tion which relieved the suffering
caused by the. attack of pleurisy.
Reports from the hospital Thurs
day morning were very favorable but
his condition will not permit him to
return home for several weeks.
Bryson City Times.
During Asbury Revival
The revival at Asbury church closed
Sunday night. Rev. C. F. Farriss did
the - preaching, and unusual co-ppera-tion'was
manifested in the neighbor
hood. Twenty-nine people were led
, to Christ during the meeting, and
ten new members were added to the
Sunday night the pastor, Rev. C F.
Farriss, spoke on the words of Christ,
"Ye must be born again." In this
talk on the Holy Spirit, the pastor
stated that "Nicodemus came to Jesus
with a heart full of the learning of
the day, but went away with a con
viction of sin like, thousands today
who know nothing of the things of
God." The pastor said that the chap
ter of John also was one on the
deeper things of God. . He said that
"it shows the agency and also the
overflowing of the Holy Ghot. Ex
perience is the rock upon which
Christ built His church, , not Peter.
When the experience and mighty pow
er of tie Spirit of God dies away,
the church will only continue to be
the dupe and dumping, ground for
great institutions and reforms that
can not save the world. Socialism
can not do it." Rev. Farriss urged
people to let God fill them. "Those
that hunger and thirst after the right
eousness of the blood of Christ and
the fullness of the Spirit shall be
Try a WANT AD for RESULTS!
Mr. Cecil Pendergrass closed a trade
Tuesday morning purchasing Angel's
market. The business will be conduct
ed at the same stand and the public
will be treated with courtesy and
will be given the benefit of right
prices in his line, it is understood.
Mr. Pendergrass is a good business
man and will appreciate the patron
age of the public.
'Mr. Wyley Carpenter, who is in
charge of the market, will always
meet you with a smile and be de
lighted to wait on you.
Read the half page advertisement
of The. People's market in this issue
of The Press. ,
Injured In Car
Reports from the Waynesville hos
pital where Mrs. I. K. Stearns was
taken after being painfully injured
when the car in which she was riding
with Mr. Stearns, her small son, Joe,
and Mrs. Chas. Sisk, J. Sisk and in
fant son, last ' Friday afternoon left
the highway near Canton, are very
favorable, and it is believed that she
will be able to return home within
the next ten days.
ing in the opposite direction and run
ning at a very high speed on a curve
just outside of Canton. The car
driven by Mr. Stearns swerved sud
denly," left the road and aftir strik
ing the guard fence turned over and
rolled down an embankment. ( The
top of the car, which was a sedan,
was torn from the. body, and the oc
cupants thrown out. Mrs. Stearns re
ceived painful bruises, a lacerated'
foot, and a wrenched back. After a
hurried examination by physicians at
the hospital it was thought that the
infant son of Mrs. Sisk had sustained
a broken collar bone, but a . more
careful examination proved this re
port to be false and it is believed
that the child will recover from Eras
es and other minor injuries in.. a very
The other occupants of the car.
Mrs. Sisk, Mr. Stearns, and Jo
Stearns, werflf only slightly injured
and it was not necessary for then?
to remain in ' the hospital after the
Mr. and Mrs. Stearns and son were
on their way to.Tryon to spend the
week-end, and Mrs. Sisk and babjr
were going to Asheville to visit friends
for a short time.
The - car which Mr. Stearns was
attempting to dodge when, his car
left the highway did not stop, and
authorities have not yet learned who
the occupants were. Bryson City
Times. , .
Still well Appointed Judge
Jackson Recorder's Court
At a meeting of the Board' or
County Commission's, E. P. . Stillwell
was appointed to fill the unexpired
term of the Recorder's Court, made
vacant by the death of Judge G.
W." Sutton.';'-'-'" - ' -;J.
This appointment is for the unex
pired .term of Judge Sutton, which is
the first of December. Judge Still
well held his first court Monday
There has been no one named to
go on the ticket in the place of - Mr.
Sutton for the November election, but
it seems to be 'the opinion of a great
many of the leading Republicans that
the . name of Mr. Stillwell will "-apepar
on the ticket. ,
The vacancy of thr county attorney,
made vacant by the appointment of
Mr. Stillwell as Judge of the Re
corder's Court, has not been filled yet,
but it is understood that this appoint
ment will be made in the ..nexf few
days. The Ruralite.
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Do you know where Mr, Phillip's
garage is out on the Georgia road ?
Oh, you do! Well listen! A score
of people every day approach the
forks of the road at that point and
dd not know which way to turn for
Atlanta. How about somebody put-
ting up a -sgn board?' Thank you!
Not Wanting To Borrow;
Any Community Lack
ing In Men Poor
The Press holds no brief for any
of the men whose names are to appear
in this article; and the editor is not
seeking to make it easy to : borrow
money from either of the hereinafter
mentioned gentlemen; but we have
a word to say about ' them and in
tend to . say it. i
A man is the key to every situa
tion, when any community is lacking
in men it Is indeed poor. A depend
able man is an institution. , A mule
should always have four legs.
Franklin has a Board of Aldermen ;
which cannot be surpassed in West
ern North Carolina for -breadth of
vision, strength of character, loyalty
to the highest ideals, and in that fine
fitness which makes men feel their
responsibility to others.
Thees men are H. W. Cabe, Dr.
J. H. Fouts, J. S. Conley, John Moore,
M. L; Dowdle and W. B. McGuire.
There is not a man among them with
an axe to . grind. They are, first,
last and all the time for the entire,
We congratulate ourselves!
Presiding over our city a it.my-;-
most irtiiwsHK"'TrcuTig-nicrrvr wesv"
era North Carolina. Clean as a
hound's tooth and straight as a string.
A lawyer of ability and ' a man by
the grace of God.
And what shall we say of Bob
i Henry, our efficient and genial .chief
of police? Well, just this; If any
body wants to criticise. him adversely
we will take the other side. If Bob
Henry ever abused his authority it
was in showing mercy and being
We takj off our hat and say hur
rah for the whole bunch! :
North Carolina Fire Loss
, Increases Over July, 1929
The building and contents fire loss
es fh North Carolina for July, an
nounced today by Insurance Com
missioner Boney, aggregate $555,985
as compared with $260,696 for July
of last year. There were 145 damage
fires against 149 in July 1929. The
detailed report discloses that of the
entire loss only $78,813 was lost in
130 fires while $477,172 loss resulted
from 15 fires. One of these fires at
Charlotte, a department store, had a
loss nearly equal to the entire loss
of July last year amounting to $257,
994. The, report further shows that 115
fires in towns had $525,385 loss, of
which 61 were dwelling fires,, with loss
of $81,702. Rural fires were 29, with
loss of $30,000 of which 10 were
dwellings, loss $20,200.
Asheville, Winston-Salem, High
Point, Rocky Mount and Salisbury of
the.., larger cities had few fires and
small losses, totaling around $9,000
for-lh,e five ctities. ' '
People always have something to
complain about. They have been com
plaining of the drouth, the drouth is
broken and it has begun, to rain.
Guess the next thing it will be too
The Press js not in polities. We
have certain convictions about
things political, but have no desire
to impose them on the fellow who
has a batch of his own. .
For. those whose aspirations turn
officcward we have the most kind
ly feelings and, in most cases.
. deepest sympathy; but we can't
help' the' boys fight each other.
We are for the whole of Macon
county regardless of who gets elect
ed this fall. -
To the fellow running for some
thing his race seems important
and it may be but the county af
fairs must keep going regardless
of who wins or loses.
The Press is to serve the whole