(" lit J r 'o s
Oldest North Carolina Newpter
Went of Aiheville
BY CARL GOERCH
guass Helping an edi
tor Clothes lines and
prosperity The way we
For the ninth consecutive week,
I'm predicting that the legislature
is very close to adjournment. If I
keep on making this prediction, it's
bound to be verified some tme or
Charges of buibwy, of drinking
too much liquor, and of displaying
too keen an interest in what we
laughingly call the gentler sex have
. been brought against the Central
Assembly and have been dismissed.
They have been called everything
under the sun except horse-thieves
And the reason that charge has
not been made against them is
because there aren I enough hors
es to go around.
W. O. Saunders, Elizabeth City
editor, was attacked by a barber of
that citv a few days ago. The
barber attempted a fistic massage
of the editor s countenance, Dut
was only partially successful.
One of these days. W. O.'s cne
mies in his home town are going
to learn some sense. They ought
to know by this time that nothing
can be trained bv taking a wallop
at him. He's been walloped too
Take last week's episode, for ex-
amnle. He'll probably write up
an article for the American Maga
zine on "How It Feels to be Wal
loped by a Barber," for which he
will receive around $500. Then he
will follow that up with another
article for tbc Christian Herald
. on "Forgiving One's Enemies." In
view of the assistance rendered
him by his son, Keith; he also
probably will scribble off a story
to The American Roy on I he
Love of a Son for His Father."
Several hundred dollars more !
And then, to top it all off, he'll
make four or five speeches on the
subject and gather in another
bushel of, sheckles.
What a favor that barber did do
fW of the most interesting
things to be. seen while driving
' along the highways of our grano
and glorious state is the rural
clothes-line on a Monday morn-
FVnnlp comment on beautiful
trees or attractive homes or nice
looking cattle or well-tilled fields,
Kt T ilnn't believe I ever heard
anybody pay any particular trib
ute to the clothes line witn meir
4irrilv- wavine adornments.
It makes a fellow feel good, to
be driving along by himself, teel
ina nrrhans. iust a trifle lonely,
and be suddenly greeted by an
enthusiastic waving of two or tnree
v,wt ctinpto and several pieces of
UVU - -
It akcs him feel as
though his presence on the road
really i appreciated. ' " , ' . '
One can gain a lot ot knewieugc
from watching these clothes-lines.
For instance, it is very evident that
fashions in lingerie do not change
murh out in the country.
v Bifurcated garments with lace on
ie lower edges still seem to be
' very stylish. The men, as a whole,
seem to prefer lengthy underwear.
An occasional pair of red flannels
may be seen from time to time.
You can get a fairly accurate idea
,0f the prosperity of the people
hv counting the
number of table-cloths and bed
-sheets on the line.
Every clothes . line along the
. highway tells its own story. Most
f tU,m an-' interesting stories, too,
;if you'll only take the trouble
;to read them.
FRANKLIN. N. C THURSDAY, MAY 21, mi $1.50 PER YEAR
VOLUME XLV1, No. 22 . ' f
EXTRA LAND TAX LOOMS
Community Training School
For Church Workers Upens;
Many Enrolled in Classes
The community training school
for Sunday school teachers and
church workers was opened Sunday
night with a joint meeting of the
various young people's church or
ganizations in the Baptist church.
A large conggregation was present,
including, besides the young tolks,
a number of, their ciders.
Mrs. D. D. Tabcr, field worker
of the Episcopal church, in her
address on the Christian leader
ship of young people, related some
inspiring examples of the thinking
leadership of young people today
as she brought out the significance
of the leadership of youth in great
movements of world progress, in
all ages, most notably in the life
of Christ, whose work . was done
in the short span of thirty-three
Reviewing interesting experiences
in visiting colleges and schools
throughout the country in . a study
of the religious work and influen
ce nf students. Mrs. Taber report
ed encouragement in the findings,
especially in the development of a
high sense of responsibility under
the modern self-government move
ment. Edward Eaton, president of the
Christian Endeavor of the Pres
byterian church, presided, at this
service. John Rogers, ot tne u.
Y. P. U. offered the prayer and
Jean Porter of the Epworth League
of the Methodist church read the
srrinture lesson. The Rev. J. A.
Flanagan pronounced the benedic
On Mondav eveninc a brief de
votional service preceded the be
ginning of the classes which will
continue throueh Friday evening.
The enrolment of the school is
35, besides a number of visitors
who are unable to attend classes
regularly. On Monday evening
nine visitors from Highlands were
Anyone interested is invited to
attend the final lecture on the me
Dies Suddenly in Atlanta
From Heart Attack;
Funeral services for Mrs. Minnie
Higgins, who died in .Atlanta at
6 o'clock Sunday morning, were
hchT'in the First- Presbyterian
church here at 10 o'clock Monday
morning. The Rev. Arthur Flana
gan, pastor of the church, of
Mrs. Higgins suffered a sudden
heart attack at her home in At
lanta about 4 o'clock Sunday morn
ing. She was taken to a hospital,
where she died within two hours.
Mrs. Higgins was born near
Franklin on February 26. 1868. She
went to Springfield, Mo., about
1909. After living there tor tive
TO MEET SOON
To Be Held in
TO START JUNE 3
ASHEVILLE, May 20.-Forest
conservationists from every sec
tion of the country will gather
at Asheville, June 3, 4 and 5 to
hear the nation's outstanding au
thorities discuss such national prob
lems as land utilization, flood con
trol, soil erosion, state and federal
forest and park administration,
and nrotection of wild life at the
Fiftv-Sixth Annual Meeting of the
American Forestry Association,
the oldest forest conservation or-
attencl tne unai lecture un i .c 11 tranization in America. The con-
of Christ the course taugnt oy be hc,d jointly with
Rpv (v Clifton Ervin. in tne . . r?
tut, ,1 rvi nrt n arm nsi r rrsirv da
basement of the Methodist. church. .J.
Terming soil erosion as the great
est national land menace in Amer
ica, and as the chief attribute to
destructive floods, the conference
is expected to bring to light some
astounding facts concerning its in
fluence on the life of the nation
and to present direct plans for
its control. This subject will be
dealt with by Hugh Hammond
Bennett, of the U. S. Department
of Agriculture, one of the coun
try's outstanding authorities on the
subject. Forest conservation as a
function of state government, a
subject which has developed na
tion-wide interest, will be discussed
by CoL Heary S. Grave, dean of
the Yale Forest school, and at
one time chief forester of the
United States. Col. Graves is one
of a small group who started the
forestry movement in America.
America's land situation, with
special,. reference to the southern
Appalachians, will be presented to
the conference by Dr. L. C. Gray,
in charge of land economics of the
U. S. Department of Agriculture,
while R. Y. Stuart, chief forester
of the United States, will speak
on the national forests in a co
ordinated program of land use.
Chief To Enforce
Auto Parking Limit
Police Chief Bob Henry an
nounced this week that, begin
ning Monday of next week,"' he
wohild enforce strictly the town
ordinance . limiting parking on
Mam .treet in the buine U-
trct to one hour. The penalty
Cn th fint violation U $1 fine.
ThU increatea with each eubse-
The chef explained that strict
enforcement wi made necetary
by ever-increasing traffic. We
must keep some spaces open,
he said, "for tourists and farm
ers who come here to trade.
Residents of Franklin can help
by parking their cars on the
town square. There is plenty
f knaca on the parking lot
cross from the courthouse."
The time limit on parking ap
plies between the hours ot
. m. and 7 p. m. It is per-
missible to leave one's automo-
UlU nn the street overnight.
The spaces where the limit ap
plies have been freshly painted.
Ad Valorem Plan
Probe Under Way
Rev. Mr. Ervin Chooses
Unique Sermon Topic
ShimIav moraine the Rev. G.
riitfeon Ervin will preach at the
Methodist church on the theme,
"Grasshopper Christians." At 8
o'clock in the evening he will
iwurh on the subject, I he
A Sundav school membership
nd attendance contest is now
n bimI m larve attendance is
expected t the Sunday school
knur of t:45 a. m.
The Epwrtl Laagu will mt
t 7:00 p. m. All the young
people of the church are urged
to attend this service.
Mr. Ervin will hold the reg
nmufhine- service at Car
son's Chapel at 3 o'clock in the
Rev. George Newkirk and
Rev. J. A. Bryson To
The Rev. George Newkirk, of
Syracuse, Mo., will preach at the
Franklin Baptist church Sunday
mnrnincr at 11 o'clock, and the
Rev.. J. A. Bryson, of Columbia,
Mo., will hold the evening service
at ft o'clock.
Rev. Mr. Bryson, who is the son
of J. K. Bryson, and Mr. Newkirk
are here for a visit after attending
the Southern Baptist Convention at
Birmingham, Ala. Mr. Bryson,
who has a number of friends and
relatives here, is pastor-at-large of
three associations in Missouri. His
home is at Columbia.
Committee of Senate
Opponents of Luxury
Tax Accused of
KAI.KK.II, May - ( barges oi
attempts to bribe legislators to otr
aginast a luxury tax have brought
on -one of the most sensational in
vestigations held in Raleigh sine
the days just after the Civil War
A committee of the Senate is
conducting the probe.
Tuesday tins committee heard
Senator (iovver, of Johnston coun
ty, tell how he hail waited .id or
40 minutes in room 35 in (he Sir
Waller hotel for a man to conn
back with what lie presumed would
be an offer of a bribe to oti
against a luxury tax.
In -addition to hearing Senator
(lower, the committee.' heard I'.. G.
Mobbs. Sehna- attorney, and (
House Reverses Action
Senate Wrangles Over
Tax Issue and Gets
HEAR TALK BY
MRS. D. D. TABER
19W. Atter living mere ior nvc . onunaiea program in idnu u.
years she removed to Atlanta, w u n J8 ADDointed The subject of state forests and
wl.erp she lived until her death. J m 11 . Darks will be presented by Wil-
She is ' survived by . her husband,
Dr.'W. H. Higgins; one son, Har
rv S. Hitreins. and two grandchil
dren, all of Franklin, and by one
sister, Mrs. T. M. Slagle, of Car
Mayor Pro Tem and
liam G. Howard, superintendent ot
lands and forests of the State of
New York. Dr. Wallace W. At-
..... . wood, nrcsident of Clark universi-
A mpntinir of the new Highlands , .,, , , ,i
sister Mrs. T. M. Magte, oi ar- - ty, win ieu ui me urcwus
held last Saturday .,!,. ( U n-itlnnal narks. Oth-
toogecnaye, ana oy one - " i n
t t- .t ur.l, I . . . t r i J., 11 .wt'i . rluLro unit tu Mr Frank K.
H. kj. oner, oi evereu, , nigni. j. iiaM . ci
MACON W. M. U.
MFFTIISIP. TO RE
If I III w - - - , jj, s,ui.iu v., - -
- rx t iz-ifi A Thp rlcrk. treasurer and the t:nn all nationally known figures.
HtLU town marshal and the town dec- Other features of the meeting
... in...i tho I u,;ii ho tn nlantmir of a walnut
The annual W. M U. meet.ng tk historic grounds of
of the Macon Association will be nex regu ar rnctng w g
held with the lotla Baptist church c,o , u , - -
on May 30. Mrs. Edna R. Har- a - " - - y . . . Gcorc Washington.
ris, of Raleigh, will make the; ad: w... . Executive James West
rrl . i..mifi tn I I . . rr..
I ne women aic uibix
' Southern enunciation sometimes
as responsible for mistaken ideas
-and erroneous impression. For ex
ample: ' .
i nc ridiiiLr with a rfrieiul trom
noL.;i tr Washington' the other
(day. Wc were about two .miles
(out ol ,K.mgh wnen, wun a au
K)f !his lbed toward the riht, he
"It's alright to take care of the
rnrhnntf' and destitute, but I
think Wake county is spending too
much money for that purpose.
t nctPt him what he meant.
"The 'poor house over there, ne
"What poor house?" I asked.
1 looked in the direction he was
He had reference to the
handsome home of Dr. Clarence
Poe, publisher of the Progressive
r?,L,.r A rnunle of years ago
he had asked somebody what the
building was, and his informant
ua ronHed : "That's the Poe
house." Ever since then, he had
been under the impression that it
...oo tip tnrir house.
' I told that to l)r. Foe the other
day. He laughed and said: Wen,
iho truth, vour friend
-wasn't so very far wrong at that!
mayor pro tern and town account- AastK of New York Dr. Nehe
' v rinvnrn nf Medford. Mass-
ant, the latter being a position Jamcs Q
created by the present legislature. prcgi(jent of the Farmers Federa-
. ...:n 1. n tin, ri'ri'mnnv 1 ne
be present whether W. M. U. mem- J. n. itOCKtOtt ioe American Forestry Cup will also
bers or not. A special invitation nto anfJy Jobbing bo awardC(l to the organization or
- .. . . .i.Jr.n flninir the Dest WOrK III
I. H. btockton lias eone iniu inn6"'v -
i . . . . . I rnrMtrv duration - aurinK w-
wuu a now sweet ootato storage jobbing business, speciaumg " . , KM
hoiiJ of 5.W0-bUshel capacity to confections. His office ,, located, 9d "'indud-
be built at Tryon this summer, in the dd t Bi.tmore' Estate.
Polk county farmers now have building, in wnicn n, w. " cra,He. of forestry in America,
ample storage facilities for their cently opened, a general merchan- . ?ih
rnui thi season. dise store, - nnrt..t a(wi into - the
Sylya Collegiate Institute
National Forest, and into v the
Great Smoky National rark.
On Monday afternoon in St
rhiirrh Mrs. I). I). Taber ad
tressed members of the Woman's
GuiU of St. Agnes church and
the Woman's Auxiliary of the
Church of the Incarnation of
Highlands on the subject of the
approaching triennial convention of
the Episcopal church in the United
States to be held in September -at
Arrangements for the presenta
tion service o tlic united inaiiK
offering of the women of the
church were described. Denver's
10.m will be
the scent of this event, which will
ttio rcl.hration of a uift to
mi.cinnt. hv women which aggre
gated more than a million dollars
three years ago when presented at
a service in the national cathedral
In Wachincton ' D. C
a. n i .
v:c:ra nt tho incclniii here
lanui j , ' .....
uroro Mrs. I. A.' Deal, whose hus
band was for many years rector
of St. Agnes church, ot damcs
.,:n r.a anfl the following from
Highlands: Mrs. W. S. Davis,
Mrs. Lillian Pearson, Mrs. J A.
Hines Mrs. H. P. P. Thompson,
Charlotte Elliott, Kc
becca S. Harris, Caroline Hall, Eth
el Calloway and Lula Hmson
P. Harper, Sehna druggist and form
er president of the Noiih ( arolma
Pharmaceutical Association, tell ol
(ower's statement that he and "his
colleagues" had been offered $2,3X1
each to change their votes and. op
pose a luxury tax.
Judge Henry A. (irady also testi
fied, giving the statement uhiili
he had previously given ( tin
press, regarding a slatenient by
l-'aison Thomson, (iohlsboro attorn
ev that Thomson hail hern offered
$2,5(X) to get Senator I )orul1 -i.p ou
"present" and $.i,MK) to o(e no.
Senator Hugh Dorlch of Wayne
testified he knew nothing about the
rumored bribery efforts.
The. luxury sales tax was 'defeat
ed in the senate May I by a u.d
of 25 to 2-1. The events which to
day's testimony dealt vviili all oc
curred nil ihc-afternoon' the. olc
was taken, when the opponents ot
the 1ms.UI V tax were making tin it
greatest effort to h leal it.
Mr. Hobbs testilnd that May (-'
lie came- ml" the hotel lohiiy ai
5:17 p. m,, and .saw' Senator ( .owei
talking to Harper, All three of
them went into a drugstore to gel
a cold drink.
"I asked Senator ."W r the ('i
red (lllestion, Have yon l.eeii oi-
f..r,.,l :mv niolli V to Vole- agaillsi
the luxury tax'."' Hobbs coniimn-.l
...l In- s:iiil that be and his Vol
i" ..ff.-i-.-.l s.(IO each and
I didn't ask linn who his oiuagin
was, Decaiise i ii.ki ;
io know it was Hugh I M ien o
Not Joking, Sayt Hohbi
you vote against tin luxury
tax you needn't go back to Johns
ton cum v '" iv-.' 1 ilM s,:,l:l"";
(lower, and lie said he had .received
about as many telegram f'""1
Johnston county againsl the-luxury
tax as for it. I didn't ask him who
..(f..r,..l ilw inonev. and no stale-
KAI.KK.II. May 20. -The Gen
eral Assembly, still undecided oil
the lax problem, now is consider
ing, a proposal to restore the state-'
wide tax on properly.
After defeating Monday night
the plan advanced by the confer
ence committee of the two houses
to reestablish the ad valorem
tax as a source of stale revenue,
tin House reversed itself Tuesday
afternoon and voted 57 to 50 to.
it consider its vole von the confer
ence , committee's report. This re
port proposid a 15 cent ad valorem
Ilefore any new action could be
taken, on the report or on a im
lion of Kepreseiitative A. D. Mc
Lean, of P.eaufort, lli.it the fiouse
nol consider lh report until i!
was acted upon by the senate, the
house adjourned- h-r the day.
The senate Tuesday morning
w i angled over a motion by Senator
Hinsdale, nf Wake, an opponent of
any ad valonni lux for school sup
port ami author of the Hinsdale
luxury lax,.-which would have
placed the. senate on record as
rejecting the report, but. also ad
journed for the day without voting.
Pitti Chaivgoi Position
I Miring the jenale debate Hins
ilalz was chaiged with being unfair
by Senator llortoii, of Chatham.
The Wake senator made his motion
ments were made as. to where
offer was made.
; (Continued on page
r'lo Qiinroccfiil SpcQinn NAMED BY CLUB
VIUJCO uuwyvuut uir.Hl AND5?
Frank Murray 'Knows His
Onions' but not His Cow
SYLVA May 20-Many peop'ol The session which has just closed f
in Western North Carolina have
never heard of the bylva Loltcgiate
Institute at Sylva, a Baptist school
which has been in session for 33
c,-.it;i-f vears and has enrotiea
tU.IBVVMl.iv J -
hundreds of promising Doys ana
girls in this and other sections wl.o
have gone out and maqe goo"
,u umrld-lawvers. doctors, minis
ters, teachers and many others who
arc serving in their various tieics.
i wa decided a few days a ;o
by the local board of trustees tint
ii,: hnn shon d continue io oin;-
rate and train boys and girls for
specific service to humanity, since
tu'-.a k tW nnlv Baotist preparatory
I school remaining west of Ashe-
was one of the best in the history
nf the institution. Sixteen were
graduated on April 21 with honors.
Prof! B. L. Mullihax, who has
rnmnlptpfl his second vear as prin
cipal, was unanimously elected for
tho rmninc vear. The outlook for
the next session is exceedingly
bright. Plans arc going forward
for a larger enrolment for the
next session. An intensive cam
ill be launched during the
summer for students and means
upon which the school can operate.
Thii institution has as its con
stitnpnev seven Bantist associations
n Western North Carolina from
which to darw largely for its main
Tin. Highlands Community club
met for its monthly meeting last
Wednesday afternoon at the nome
of Mrs. J. E. Root, president. Im
portant matters were discussed anu
,,iw.ic Mi nnrn for discussion at
. ...... r.
a call meeting to be held May a)
ol fr knot's.
The following officers were elect
ed for the coming year: Mrs. J.
E. Root, president; Mrs. Lewis
Rice, first vice-president; Miss
Durtfin. second vice-presi
dent; Mrs. Leonard Pearson, re
cording secretary; Miss uorotnea
Harbison, corresponding secretary;
Miss Albertina Staub, treasurer.
Honorary presidents are Mrs. E.
R. Gilbert and Mrs. J. A. .Mines.
Frank I. Murray, clerk of court,
may "know hii onions," as the
slang expression goes, but he does
n't know his own cow. As a
consequence, it is reported that a
movement is under way to have the
town council adopt an ordinance
making it illegal to milk another
person's cow without due consent.
The story leaked out mucn u
Mr Murray's chagrin at the week
ly luncheon of the Rotary club,
where almost anything may be told
on a fellow, it seems that the
clerk of court keeps his cow in
n;M, Tntip' barn, which is a sort
of community boarding house for
cows. Entering the barn the other
morning, Mr. Murray called, "Here,
Sookv," whereupon an obliging . ;nn
mal "walked meekly, up to bun.
Without questioniiig, h.e. proceeded
to milk her. Later, after the own
cr of the cow appeared, Mr. Mur
ray apologized. That was 'easy,.
.,t iul.i-n it. came io explaining his
error to his friends-well, .that was
"T1,,. onlv difference between
"V. J - .
tlwwi. r-riu-s was their noses, saw
tr Murray. "One of thelll has
P,ut here the explanation of tin
.vaet shanc and color of cows
noses in general an Mr. Murray's
cow in particular txcomes too com-
i.lirntcd to follow.
Anvtvav. the clerk now knows
tej.-ct and immediately called.
for a vole, precluding dehate. Mor-.-,n
said that lie had the right to
r the report read or explained
I hat he might' know it contents.
In- motion to reconsider the
e bv which the hoiic rejected
i oiri'. n nee report was made
I'ins of Catawba,' who changed
v..t'e Monday nij lit so that he
iiir.hl ask for reconsideration.
. ,tti"ii on the conference report
was l!"l taken until the house had
debated two hours on a resolution
of I lohm s, of Pill. Io r'eipiire a
per ceni cut in costs of a 1-
niinislralion of the state govern-'
nieiit, and had adopi.-d a subsiiiulc.
The. substitute pjov ides if any ( ut
has to In.- made in. teaclu i s' salaries
or funds for ihe six jik .tiths schools
due to a failure "of the I'tfl I'eVelllie
.... I II
bill to raise suliicieiil . limns, an
o ,),- 'agencies,- insiitiilioiis, depart-,
mills and (inplove- must receive
an iial cut. The resolution was
sent , ot the senate for its con
sideration. It does not direct aiiy
pen eiilai e. cut in appropariation.
Should the,-house not again rc
vi rs. ilseli and the conference re
port -moves .through the assembly-,
in'; the leiiuiicd six days it could
adjourn Tuesday of next. week.
I he representatives reversed
their position on the coiife.renoe re-po-i
iivei night and five men who
voted or were paired to reject it
Mondav niidil Were absent or un
recorded Tuesday. ;
live changing were : l ranor,
l.vvbank, Johnston- of Ashe, Leake
and fills. I nose ansem -were : ivn
lian, ritinix, Johnson of Chatham,
McDevitt and Tateni.
The- roll call follows : ...
I-V.r reconsideration : Allen, Black,
Brook. I'rliton, Biirgin, Cuorry,
Connor, ( ox of Porysth, Lranor,
('rouse, Crudup, Dosher, Edwards,
I-tv in. l-'wbank. Garibaldi, Gattis,
Gill, t ireer, -'Groves, Gwyn, Halstead,
I lanes of T'orsvth. Harris. Harnes
of Surry, Hood, Howell, Huffman,
Jeffress,- Johnston of Ashe, John
son of Pender, Leake, Legrand,
Long of Alamance, Long of HalU
fax. Marshall, M or phew, Moss, mc
Ra.e, Xeal, Newman, Pitts, Tuett,
Reading. ' Read, Rogers, Seawell,
Scarborough1, Sigmon, Sptncc,
Thomas.; Turner of Iredell, Turner
(.f Guilford, Uzzell, Ward, Way
(Continued on page six)