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1 2 DICATED TO MACON
County and the Welfare
of its Good People
. IN 1885
Oldest North Carolina Newspaper
West of Asheville
VOLUME XLVI, No. 27
TO MOVE SOON
Will Occupy Spacious
Quarters in Angel
TO ENLARGE PAPER
Will Rogers and 4 Other
Fun Features To.
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: PIWGBESS1M LIBERAL iiviiviv.
' FRANKLIN, N. C, THURSDAY JUNE 25, 1931 $1.50 PER YEAR
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The Franklin Press will move
next week into new and larger
quarters in the Angel building now
neanng completion on the puDiic
saiare opposite Trotter corner.
Simultaneously The Press will in
crease its .reader interest by. add
inor fivi of the best newspaper
features on the market, including
one by Will Kogers, lamous cowDoy
Cither features which will be car
ried in The Press, beginning next
"Laughing Around . the World
with Irvin S. Cobb," a series of
anecdotes and witty stories gleaned
from the fertile memory of one of
the best story tellers the country
has ever 'produced. .
"Just Humans," Jlcne Carr's car
toons, of everyday folks.
"Dinah Says," a colored mammy
comic that is bound to, draw a
And another cartoon by Percy
Ri sure not to miss this remark
able collection of features in next
week's issue of The Press.
About Will Rogers
Hrvrn !n niflatinma reared in the
saddle, schooled by cowboys, king
of all tricks of the lariat, Will
Rogers is himself one of the most
nmi-ina iirnHnrts nf American life.
aiiint"6 t -
In no other and outside this land
f unlimited opportunity could he
led such a colorful life and
risen to such a height of popularity
and influence. When he tells a
good story laughter echoes from
coast to coast. . I
Heretofore the stories told by
this nationally known cowboy with
such a vivid sense of humor have
appeared only in the great city
newspapers. Now they are to be
printed for you right in the col
umns of this newspaper. Natural-
ly we take great pride in announc
ing this series because Mr. Rogers
fc one ofv America's highest salaried
By cooperating with American
M,.r Features. Incorporated, we
able to secure him for our
win Rncrprs is more than a
cowboy humorist. He is an Amcr
ican philosopher. His dialect is
the soil from which he
has sprung, but his thoughts are
grounded in the great common
sense of all humanity. And in the
stories which he will tell to the
readers of this newspaper you will
(Continued on page tour;
Bride Groom Forgets
His Marriage License
This bride groom didn't lose
the wedding ring, but his error
was almost as great he fargot
to bring his marriage license to
the church. Consequently, the
marriage of Eugene E. Craw
ford and Miss Mary . Estelle
Snyder at tfie Franklin Metho
dist church Wednesday morning
was delayed half an hour.
Throngs of friends and rel
atives of the young couple were
assembling for the ceremony
when the bride groom suddenly
remembered that he had left
his marriage license at his home
in the Cartaogechaye section
eight miles from Frankln. Of
course, one can't get married
...Uk.,f license. ' Mrs. Lassie
Kelly Cunningham and Mrs. Mi
nt Crawford, mother of the
groom, came to his rescue. They
got in Mrs. Cunningham's auto
mobile and hastened to the
home in Cartoogechaye, return
ing in half an hour with the
The wedding took place at 9
o'clock instead of 8:30. The
bride was patient, the groom
somewhat nervous and abashed
Nevertheless, that's all forgotten
now; they are on their honeymoon.
Disbandment of Team Is
Threatened for Lack
Franklin baseball club
crisis lUSt wncil H
Columbia State Editor
Praises Macon But Sees
Need for Exploitation
(EDITOR'S NOTE : The editorial printed below is the most
thorough, yet concise, statement of Macon county s s.iuau.. .
..':k:iu;.. d its needs that bus come to the attention of The
Franklin Press. It was written especially for The .1 ress by Dr.-
c cania mrn- editor of THE STA'lE, South Carolina s
i.;.i;., ,W,W newsnaner. published at Columbia. Dr. Sams am
Mrs. Sams arc guests at Triniotit Inm)
pettinc into good playing trim
The team isn't getting enough
support from the public to warrant
;te rnninuance. according to Ji. u.
Pnd-v. manager. Fairly good
rmwds are attending the games on
.u- Wtnm but the dimes
and quarters tossed into the hat
Despite this shortage of tman-
KarWimr the team has won its
last two games ' straight. 1 hursday
f i . wpik the local nine ui-
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fPated Svlva 3 to 1 and on Satur-
j... l fmm smokcmoni io
the tune of 14 to 1.
wittinnt the cooperation and
help of the public the ball club will
t.., n hp discontinued, ividu-
c.r F.nslev said yesterday. "Sup-
' . . ' i . ...i.:t
r from the arce crowns wmv,.
have been watching the games has
Kn small. It IS impOSSlDIC to
run without help. It's now up to
The nlavers are
UlC U'v"nvi t
doing all they can."
W. M. U. PLANS PROGRAM
Tt,-. Woman's Missionary Union
of the Baptist church will put on
"The Hcch Memorial Program," at
Q.m m Inne 28. The Dalton
hrothers Crawford, Rogers, Joel
'J T ..man will furnish 111US1C.
You are cordially invited .to attend.
Free Tickets OffereTTo
. Greatest Movie, 'Cimarron'
Franklin and the Future
HfHILE rock-bottom is not a comfortable place to be it has
VY Ihe merit of being a secure point of observation and a good
hi for an upward thrust. It is an advantageous starting-point,
L..... f .it.'ona indisoutable vivtue-the only way out is UP.
Even the obvious Calvin Cool id ge has remarked that the great-
'n. t the bottom! Manifestly, the lower the bot-
. .,t, th guccess. But, at least, those who realize that
' ...J finally. 'on rock-bottom, have the consolation of know-
J - . .1 1 .a-
ing that the point has been reached from winch me aavance .u
be unward. and the Time is NOW.
c,Li; Jp.nit. the almost universal depression and the feel
ing of disaster and discouragement that prevail, everywhere, does
I-.. wkn p il for the first time as fresh
noi seem, ai i i , , ... i i
and flourishing as a green bay-tree, to have been hit so hard as
many other communities in this section. There are, of course,
evidence, of loss, even of distress, but the town and vicinity, the
citizens and the neighboring farmer, and gardeners, seem quite
k... kt their tasks and inspirited by their prospects ana nope.
There does not seem very much development and growth in
the immediate present, but houses are going up and people are
i - j .l. Lj with crowine crops. The city
WOrKing, una - -
u.. . secure well-being and a cheerful outlook
c.- f MCntions . . . and these are relics to be proud
of . . . the buildings lopk almost new and comfortable at all
seasons. The fields are green with apparently line crops. The
nM..l.n of ffrin' fields wheat, rye, oats, and corn, with various
vegetables gives to the landscape a far more pleasing and cheering
:.; thn that afforded by the . thin lines of cotton-already
j A t tk wMvil and the sullied slopes of abandoned farm
lands or badly tilled fields that one is accustomed to seeing m
tUA. nofk rtf tllA flpPO SOUlh.
Ullllil Ja v F
eve. and are fragrant
OO r raiiivBi.ii ouu v; - - , . ,
and nleasinii to every sense. There are abundant signs of the
foundation of a solid prosperity, and of promise of a far broader
JUMkt on 4 firhi crowth.
r ' j - K FrnnkHn and Macon county, what
l lie nuvanidK" rw,,v"VM "J
.. .a.t a.1 r m uiall a ft
mHiistfiai era. as incir awcia,
WB Ilia V VUlIOIUtl i wmm ' .....
their more immediate needs and opportunities, are i.r.,
Tk- .tWItJn lovelness of the region, with its coromet of glo
...;. it, preen and sinuous and fertile valleys, now
IVU lltWMMlJ O
' . a a .1
clothed in waving fields of grain or strewn with laurel ana otner
flowers, its swift winding rivers and streams all this beauty is an
.. Ii M.1J .Knnl.l and Will DC eXPIUIiCU. nui
opulent asci. n cuuw - "...
similar region to the north or nortnwest ot us
exhibit this opulence of lovely scenes. Cities, though set upon hills
( U J .nnhir. can be hid. or icnored. In this day when
6" " rr--- .. .. t .iiJ lt
.. . 1 . I riMr aim ir ruin uuiuil n.aw
those tnat nave omy i"-- ----- . . -
form and in the pness, even the greatest beauty may be neglected
. . . . a a.l L...a. uiavriaraM
and blush unseen, iff it is not pointea out to u.e u-
J L...i;n. ro.tter bv banners and white lights.
auu uueiiK t " o
.1 1! a U.
Ti ia- j : K.a thriiines ot me cuiuavc,
delightful temperature and the breezy zest of it-thu is another
and an exhaustlessly rich asset. It, too, should be exploited. There
is no more salubrious and delighttul climate in .c
Let the whole earth know it.
whole of its wonderful set
. ... . 1 L Clr., nuil exoloita
ting in Macon county ana we ui m " " , v,
il. irtr.urAi rt thA i me. wti. ..a...--
tion. iLxpioitawom -
. 4 Us. m-nduction and mass thinking
tnougni; n was vn mnoc , vw r-
and mass madness have had their iay ana we .-p-s ---,
., j ! rwt tl,B chatter about vast co
ot tnose wniriw"m-uwwBo. " "i - . .
operation. . . . some, perhaps much, of it, impracticable for so vast
a country and population ... the inaiviauai, w r-" 7, .
r . , . :n .1 uiith lnril-
munity, must act lirst Ueveiopmem win aiwa,. "-- -
.. .. .. J C.Ll- n.orl r eXDlott ltelt. tX
viduali.tic movement.. ...... ..- f u
pbitation i. not only the key-word; it i. the uniocwng e, .
DIES IN CRASH
3 Arrested After Death
Of Claud Powell in
WELL KNOWN HERE
Howell Jones, Rabun Ram-
ey And Another Youth
Claud Powell, .35 years of ap-,
who was well known' in- Franklin,
killi-d Mondav niulit in an
niitnmriliilc collision 'at I'Jillard
Authorities reported that Powell
was in his car, parked on the sile
of the road, when another hi'.
.;! (iiTiini'i'd bv Howell ones
li:ilmi Kaniev and auotlicr y-Milli
ran into the parked machine from
the rear, overturning it
Powell was reported to have been
i,:u..,i ;,ict:intlv Hm skull was
fr-rtnrcd. c best crushed and siioui
der broken. The occupants ot .in
other car were arrested
Powell was the soil of W. F.
rj..,..ii -i farmer and formerly a
i uwiu, " ' "
mF Hk neace ot iaiuii
. ,- ' ir
county. Mrs. Janus J.rvvin wc.n
, of Ijainhiiw' StirillttS. is a SIS
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Planning to Hold
ig 4th of July
FOR LM. LEASE
Burial Held at Highland!
After Services at Cul-
Co-op Poultry Sale
To Be Held Monday
. Fred S. Sloan, Macon county
farm demonstration agent, an
nounced yesterday thnt a co
operative carlot poultry sale will
be held at Franklin Monday and
at Otto Tuesday.. He said the
following prices would be paid:
Heavy hens . Mc
1 Bftlinrn tiona 11c
Colored friers ... 20c H
Leghorn friers 17c
Roosters .... 7c
Stags .'.." 15c
Turkeys ' 15c
' The talking motion picture of
"Cimarron," Edna Frber's remark
able story of the Oklahoma land
rush, is coming to Franklin. It
will appear at the Macon theatre on
July 8, 9 and 10 with a matinee
at 3 o'cLJc in the afternoon on
the final day of showing.
In order to enable its readers to
see this marvelous film, declared by
critics to be the best ever thrown
' on the screen, The Press has made
arrangements whereby they can
fKU nic of the Dioneer west
free of charge. A FREE TICKET
will be given to every man, woman
or child who subscribes to The
Franklin Press for one year be
Tilv R These tick
ets will be given free on renewals
as well as for new subscriptions.
t... fill in the blank below ami
k.;nn nr ePnd to The Press office
Ul ma v , r
with $1.50, the usual charge for
..oii cnhsrrinlion. .
Readers ot l ne t ress
,111 nrnuainted with "Cimar
ron," which has been appearing
-:'iKr in tnis newspaper. The
moton pcture is declared to be
Hnttrr than tne siory, pre
senting a graphic, picture of 50,KM.
land hungry souls madly seeking
a handful of earth they could call
their own. It was a human ava
lanche sweeping down a hundred
:t f frontier. It is a A;rcat
II111C9 w I t-
picture! Don't fail to see it ! And
remember tnai yu can k- j
TICKET for one year's subscrp
tion to THE FRANKLIN PRESS.
FREE TICKET COUPON
. l i-ffj i..en' a- xtiorL- for $1'50) i for
Attacnea una ?i.u v" iMri IN
one year's subscription to THE FRANKLIN
PRIibb and one rtvee uvw-i w "'Vu
picture, "CIMARRON," good at the Macon The
atre July 8, 9 or 10. .
Name r "
Street or Route V"'
Perhaps the first step a community needs take is to "
K Jo it nossess that may be profitably exploited.
What assets does it hold against the future?
...fc.I r a.
There was time when minerals seemed to be tne inu. .
. . 1 al a ltrn
this region. But the doy of corrundum . . . laK.ng ii-i -
, . is perhaps passed. It may return, but who can wau.r
. . r I it.ll. wU nnnartunitv to exploit other
mere possioniiy iuii.i r, - .... .
resource, knok. at the door. The saying of Carlyle, "do the duty
that lies nearest you," has its ttinriy wun.erp.r, ...
scorn not the day of small things, and expiou 5 '
be turned to profit. . ,
Tkl. ,mm.,itv already well advanced in certain inou.ir...
-ii.' " mwA m nn ... but it seems
lines . . . mica, nm prwv..,
possible and promising to exploit these more and more. Doubtless
r r .. . . 7 . .. i -ii .1 Mkw minerals
if there is no "gold in them tnar nms ine
and natural wealth that may profitably be developed. .
r i Ja.,. AMmnnr nt run
This seems an admirable region tor me vk...--.
neries, along with a far more extensive development of truck and
all manner of vegetable growing, -airy farm., u
of suitable crops. . .
The farmer's staple crops seem destined to a long pynoa
' . al . . . 1 i i ml of
depression. It will take some years to consume r T,
grain and fiber. And. on top of this, we JL
the sharp .d furious competition with Russ.a and other develop
ing regions where the farmers, content w.th bwer standards .
that Is, generally spe.king, with less expensive living . . . are pro
ducing commodities at such low cost, that they may be sold m
the world-market at a satisfactory profit to , peasant, peon, and
muzhik, yet at price, that the American producer can never hope
to meei. unle,. he accept, a far lower standard for h.m.elf. which
is not at all probable, certainly not desirable.
The alternative for our farmer, and gardeners is to devote them
selves to crop, for which they may find a prof. table market in
thi. country. The foreign market is being destroyed for u. by
our protective tariff, which makes all other peoples our com
mercial enemies, and by our own over-production of certain crops.
(Continued on editorial page)
Funeral services for 'M. Lease,
St, who died at his home on Cul
lasaia last Monday afternoon at
.V o'clock, ws held .Wednesday
morning t 9 o'clock at the Pente
costal church on Cullasaja by the
Rev. I. V. Kamey, and the body
was taken to Highlands tor burial
at 11 o'clock.
The deceased was widely known
and a highly respected citizen ' of
Macon county. Jte moved neie
frin riuiion. Ohio, about 20 years
ai.fi and onerated a meat maiket
here for several years, later moving
to Cullasaja, where he larmci, ne
had been in ill health for several
ths and his death was cause!
by brigkts disease and a heart at
H,.'i survived bv his widow, who
was formerly Miss, Laura Wrignt
L.f ti;,.i,l:iiulc and two children n
Ohio, who were by a tormer mar
riatre. and a host ol Irieiuis.
AT M. E. CHURCH
i'hi. two weeks 'vacation Jiinli
school held at the Methodist clmrch
.-tidi-d last Friday evening with :
,-1,cinir iiroi'ram uiven by the chil
,tr,n A demonsiralion oi me worh
Acmr ill the school was given by
the primary children and also tne
junior children. A large number
of the fathers and mothers and
frrwk were present for the pro
gram. After the -program in th
auditorium, those present ti!c
downstairs to see an erhibit ot uu
handwork' done during the school
Tim liandwolk inchuted pillows
.... i ..i .....
desk blotters, doll nens, auu iruu
Th- following instructors, serving
voluntarily and without pay, .mad
the school possible :
Miss Margaret Coad, Mrs. (
i llfinn Krvm: Miss hdwma i
Miss lean Porter, Miss
. j. - . . .. ... ....
Florence Stalcup, Miss Virginia
vtfli.lre Miss (ieorvia Dady, Miss
Alt Vifv Miss Virginia cunning
ham, Miss Joyce Jacobs, Mrs. Rob
ert Davis, Mr. Ihomas jonnsion
anl Mr. Ted Eaton.
DR. J. H. FOUTS'
A. R. Fouts, Native of
This County Passes in
Dr. J. II. '.-Fouls received a tele
gram last Friday a uncing Ihe
death of his brother, Mr, A. R.
Fouls, 'of .Rotan, Texas, who di.-d
at his home "there on June 17,
afiiT an il ness of several mourns.
Mr. Fouts was thu son of tin
ate Mr, and Mi's. W. R. Fouls,
f the lotla .'section uf this county
He left here about 30 years .ago
and made his home in the west
He relumed to Franklin on a
visit about 10 years ago.
He leaves his widow and several
children -iri- Texas, four brothers
and two sisters in Macon ceunty,
Dr. J. II. I'ouls, of IVanklin; W.
T. .Seaburn and T. ''Fonts, of
lotla; Mrs. John lampbell and
Mrs. F.d Campbell, of lotla.
1 ir. I "oil Is recently made a trip
to Texas to Visit his brother.
DUE TO STORM
TO RE ERVIN'S
The Rev. C Clifton Ervin wi
unarh Sunday morning at .it
.. . - . .
t. thndist rhurc i on tne tneme,
"What Is the. ..Simple' (Jospel?'
The choir will render special mus
ie At o ciock m u e evcniiiK
V.rvin vill nreach on the subject,
"Jeremiah Prophet' and Hero."
This will be the first of a series
of sermons on the book of Jere
miah. 'This series will be preached
at the evening hour.
Sixty or seventy Franklin
young people went to Asheville
Wednesday night to take part
in the Rhododendron festival
onlv to run into a heavy down
pour of rain which necessitat
ed postponement of the pag
eant until Thursday night.
It had not been definitely de
cided this morning whether the
Franklin group would return to
Asheville to take its part in
the pageant tonight. However,
Mrs. Helen Macon and Roy
Dady, who had charge of pre
paring the local group, were
endeavoring to find means of
transportation for at least part
of the, number.
Franklin was to represent a
pioneer episode in the pag
Honey Is One of the
Oldest Foods ot Man
II,, iK v.-..is one of the oldest foods
)f man, the Cnited Stales Depart
iieiil of Af.ricu'lt'ure says." There
is mile 'Mint inai our e.uiv - an
cestors discovered the honey of the
wild bee long, before they learned
o make bread.
The honey ,f 'antiquity, -was like
ly as good as that of today ex
cept that different flowers at lhat
1 . ,-i fee -. ... a
lime gave it a iiavor -linercm
from that of our modern product.
Efforts Being Made To
Obtain Brass Band
For the Day
TO STAGE CONTESTS
Support Already Assured
By Many Franklin
A movement has been
started by Franklin mer
chants, business and pro-'
fessional men to give the
people of Macon county a
urand and glorious rourth
of July celebration.
The idea is to make of
this fill v 4 a sort of fun
and field day for the whole
county. Plans are under
wav to obtain a irood
brass band to supply music
the whole day. rinal ar
rangements have not been
completed but it is hoped
lhat music can be obtained
in time for definite an
nouncement in next week's
issue of The Press. .
Biz Crowds Expected
As July 4 comes on Saturday
this year it is expected, that the
largest crowds in several years will
come to franklin to spend the day.
Already plans arc being made to
put on a pole climbing conteH,
greasy pig . race, sack race and
other athletic games. It is also
probable that a contest will be
held for slriim bands.
Plan Street Dance
The (own and ronntv officials
will be asked for authority to rope
oil the puniic 'square ami pari ot
Main street for, si reef dancing in
Kverv merchant and business man
in Franklin is being asked to con
tribute to the cost of the celebra
tion' and to coopYrale in . putting
on the contests. Many of them
already have promised liberal sup
A full -program for the day will
be announced in next week's papw.
The town cpunci!, it has been
learned, passed an ordinance at
its June meeting on the first
Monday in the month making
; it illegal for a hotel porter to
solicit business in front of an
other hotel. Violation of the
ordinance was classed as a (
misdemeanor punishable by a
' fine of $1.
The ordinance, it was report
ed, was suggested and adopted
on the request of T. S. Mun
day, proprietor of the Munday
hotel. The vote was recorded
as four to one in favor of
passage. J. S. Conley was re
ported to have cast the nega
tive vote. Other members of
the council, it was said, took
the matter rather jokingly.
Wourtncy Did you have any ex
perience with sharks while at Mi
ami? finchell Yes, T stayed in my.
hotel' room all the time and even
there they got me.
Harold Sloan Wins Second
Monthly Golf Tournament
The second monthly gplf tourna
ment at 'the. Franklin Gotf Course
was played off on Monday of this
week; ' Harold Sloan being1 winner
and l. S. Jones the runner-up.
This eliminates Mr. Sloan from
further inonthlv tournaments and
places him on the list of winners
I. . r',,.l,t ..hi the vearlv rh'amtiibn-
ship in the tall. F. S. Sloan, the
winner jM the May tournament is
also on this list.
Thrre will be an invitation
tnnrnnnient at the coif course on
July 4 in which the surrounding
towns will take part. The next
monthly tournament w ill be held
later in July. f
The caddies of the Wavncsville
r(H course will ulav the Franklin
caddies on Monday, June 29.
In the finals ol the men's singles
tennis tournament, the Rev. G.
Clifton Ervm was winner in me
first flight, and C, .S. Brown, Jr.,
the winner of the second ingni.
The next tennis tournament will
be men's doubles, which will take
place during the .week -of June 29.
29. ' ,' '."