The Franklin press and the Highlands Maconian. (Franklin, N.C.) 1932-1968, February 21, 1935, Image 1
mt MR A, MNMMI JRA, wtii Wf mow niir ill? ijtgJfiattia Jfanmimt LIBERAL INDEPENDENT PROGRESSIVE VOL. L, NO. 8 FRANKLIN, N. C, THURSDAY, FEB. 21, 1935 $140 PER YEAR MILLION ASKED FOR PROJECTS New Courthouse, Acid Mill Among Work Relief Proposals W. N. C. Farmers to Hear Secretary of Agriculture At Lord's Acre Meeting In response to a request of the State Planning board, recently ap pointed to draw up a program of public works in North Carolina up on which work relief funds could be spent to advantage, the Macon oountv commissioners and tne Wrd of aldermen of Franklin have orooosed projects estimated to. cost aooroximately a million dollars. The county commissioners cen tered their shot, suggesting a single project a $325,000 -courthouse ; while the board of aldermen pro posed a number of different pro jects, rantrine from a new water smmlv svstem to an acid extract Mr J plant and pulp mill. State Want. $100,000,000 If President Roosevelt's four Kiiiin-rlnllar work relief fund is voted by congress, the State Plan ning Board hopes to get at least $100,000,000 foT North Carolina pro irts. and mav ask for consider ably more. It is with view to de termining how much money could be spent to advantage in this state that the planning board has re quested the communities of the state to suggest projects. It is felt that North Carolina did not receive its fair share of alloca tions under the public works and civil works administrations, and state leaders are determined to ex ert every influence to the end that this state should not be slight ed in any future federal recovery appropriation, whatever the amount nr e method bv which it is to be distributed and spent. Com mentiwi on the situation, Capus M. Waynick, chairman of the plan nine board, recently stated: "We know that North Carolina is the second largest federal tax naver New York alone being a larcer taxpayer. We know that we have about one-fortieth of the pop ulation of the United States and that a oer capita allotment of the original PWA $3,300,000,000 would have given us about $80,000,000. We got less than half of this be cause the terms under which the distribution occurred were such that we could not meet them in our heavily indebted condition. We know now that a fortieth of four (Continued on Pago Six) Eight hundred applications for ad mission tickets have come irom sixteen counties of Western North Carolina to hear U. S. Cecretary of' Agriculture Henry A Wallace at the general Lord's Acre meeting Saturday of this week, according to Rev. Dumont Garke, who is ar ranging the meeting. The meeting will be in the Cen tral Methodist church in Asheville beginning at 9:45 on the morning of Saturday, February 23. Mr. Clarke announced that the church has between one thousand and elev en hundred seats. Admission to the reserve seats will be by ticket on ly, and the tickets must be present ed by 9:45. If any seats then re main, they will be open to the pub lic, it was announced. The Program The program will include testi monies concerning the value of the Lord's Acre plan by members of the first three churches to begin the plan, testimonies from churches that have become self-supporting through the use of the plan, and a number of testimonies from individ uals. Arrangement has been made to show stereopticon pictures of Lord's Acre projects, and also Lord's Acre hymn slides. Secretary Wallace's address will follow the Lord's Acre testimonies. His subject, "The Necessity of Socialized Spiritual Life in the Countryside," is in accord with the growing movement for the develop ment of community life. Movement Gaining Interest Increased interest in the Lord's Acre plan is reported by Mr. Garke this year as shown in the rural churches where he is deliver ing illustrated lectures. Inquiries HENRY A. WALLACE U. S. Secretary of Agriculture concerning the plan have also come from twenty-eight different states ki the union. The Lord's Acre is sponsored by the Farmers Federation, Inc., co operative farm business organiza tion serving seven Western North Carolina counties. Secretary Wallace will also speak at the annual stockholders' meeting of the Farmers Federation, Inc., which is to begin at 1 :30 in the Buncombe county courthouse. Di rectors representing seven counties and also seven directors-at-large are to be voted upon by the Fed eration's farmer stockholders. An nual reports and other matters will come before the stockholders at this meeting, according to James G. K. McGure, president and general manager. Tax Sale County To Foreclose on 1932 Tax Certificates Notice that foreclosure suits on 1932 tax sale certificates would be started early in March was given by the county commissioners this week following a meeting Monday at which the fiscal affairs of the county were discussed. E. B. Byrd, chairman of the board, explained that o other course was left to the commission ers under the state laws, which provide for the institution of fore closure proceedings 16 months af ter the sheriffs sale of land for delinquent taxes. Land was sold for unpaid 1932 taxes in November, 1933. The county now holds about 600 tax sale certificates for 1932, representing approximately $15,000 in unpaid taxes for that year, ac cording to C. T. Bryson, register of deeds and clerk to the board. The board also has instructed Mr. Bryson to notify all former owners of property upon which the county holds tax deeds to appear before the board at its next meet ing, the first Monday in March, to make arrangements for settlement of unpaid taxes. The commission ers are disposed to allow former owners to retain such property it they will make substantial payments on taxes due and give notes for the balance. If the former owners are not willing to do this, however, it was warned, the board may find it necessary to dispossess them and sell the land to someone else. 'Aunt Sallie Cunningham Dies of Paralysis at 93 FUNERALHELD F0RT.S.1DAY Well Known Hotel Owner Dies After Month's Illness Killed R. J. Ward Fatally Injured In Auto Accident Accepts Job Meacham Offered Position In Buncombe County E. H. Meacham, vocational agri culture instructor of the Franklin high school, has accepted a posi- sitaa rf(oraA Kim rprpfitlv as as- sistant farm demonstration agent ! his widow returned to Franklin Randall J. Ward, of Greenville, S. C, who on December 23 was married to Miss Pearl Phillips, of Franklin, was fatally injured Tues day of last week when an automo bile he was driving from Green ville to Richmond, Va overturned down an embankment. He lived about 30 minutes after the accident. Mr. Ward was a traveling sales man for the King Advertising company. After the funeral for Mr. Ward of Buncombe county. He said this week that he planned to assume his new duties when someone was found to take over his school po sition. Mr. Meacham, a graduate in agriculture from N. C. State Col lege, came here several vears ago from Statesville. home of his par ents. Under his guidance the class es in vocational agriculture have grown steadily in popularity, size and useful influence. He has or ganized a Young Tar Heel Farm ers club, which has served greatly to encourage the interest of the boys of the county in the produc tion of better crops and livestock. Several years ago he supervised the first vocational agricultural fair held at the. Franklin school, which proved so popular that it has since become an annual event. In his new position Mr. Meach am will be engaged in furthering thp farm, betterment nroeram re cently launched in western North Carolina by the Tennessee Valley Authority. Friday night to live with her' par ents, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Phillips. Cullasa ja Woman Dies In Atlanta Hospital News was received here Wednes day of the death of Mrs. Furman Corbin, of Cullasaja, in an Atlanta hospital Tuesday night. Mrs. Cor bin underwent an operation at the hospital Monday for the removal of a goiter. The body was sent to Cullasaja for burial. Funeral Held for Tate Messer, 65, of Otto Funeral services for Tate Mes ser. 65, were held at the Asbury Methodist church at 11 o'clock Wednesday morning. Mr. Messer died of Bright's disease Tuesday morning at his home at Otto. He is survived by his widow and three daughters, the Misses Cora, Blanche and Minnie Messer, till of Otto. County's Second Oldest Woman Was Great Story Teller Funeral services for Mrs. Salli Cunningham, 93. second oldest wo man in Macon county, who died of paralysis at 8 o'clock Thursday night of last week at the home of a son, John Cunningham, on high way No. 28 near Franklin, were held at the Iotla Methodist church at 4 o'clock Friday afternoon with many relatives and friends present to honor her memory. "Aunt" Sallie, as she was called by her numerous friends, was a woman of remarkable character and unusual religious zeal, and until the last few years of her life she pos sessed rare mental vigor, a reten tive memory and a keen wit. She was fond of telling stories, especial ly of episodes, during the War be tween the States, and of reminis cing about the early days of Ma con county's history. A daughter of a pioneer Metho dist minister, the late Rev. Rufus Campbell, she joined the Methodist church When she was eleven or twelve years old, remaining a de voted member throughout her long life. She was very fond of reading the Bible. Planned Own Funeral About two years ago Mrs. Cun ningham told the Rev. Eugene R. Eller, pastor of the Franklin Bap tist churchy she wanted him to con duct her funeral if the Methodist pastor should be absent from town when she died. She also said she wanted him to read the first twelve verses of the fifth chapter of St. Matthew, that part of the Sermon on the Mount which contains the verses known as the beatitudes. "I want you to study these vers (Continued on Page Six) Funeral services for Theodore Siler Mundav. 68. owner of the Munday Hotel, who died of a com plication of ailments at the Mun day Hotel at 2:30 o'clock Thurs dav afternoon of last week, were held at the Franklin Methodist church at 3 o'clock Friday after noon. In the absence from town of the Rev. C. C. Herbert, Jr., oastor of the church, the funera was conducted by the Rev. J. B Tabor, oastor of the Macon circuit; the Rev. B. W. Lefler, pastor of the Franklin circuit, and the Rev E. R. Eller, pastor of the Franklin Baptist church. Burial was in the Franklin cemetery. Active pallbearers were H. W. Cabe, Cecil Pendergrass, Alfred R. Higdon, Ben McCollum, George Dean and D. Robert Davis. Hon orary pallbearers were Dr. J. H. Fouts, Gus Leach, Gilmer Crawford, Lee Leach, George B. Patton and Tom Leach. Mr. Munday, proprietor of the Mundav Hotel for a number of years, was one of the best known residents of the county. For 15 years he was chairman of the coun ty Democratic committee. He was a Mason and a Shriner. He came to Franklin as a young man from the Aquone section of this county. For several years Mr. Munday had been in declining health and about a month ago his condition became serious. In June, 1928, Mr. Munday was married to Mrs. Marietta Foust, formerly of Manchester, Ga., who survives. Also surviving are an adopted sister, Miss Allie Caler, of Aquone, and several nieces and nephews. SCHOOL BOARD RECOMMENDED C. W. Dowdle, Frank Hill And W. D. Barnard Proposed By Ray Ignoring nominations made by the county Democratic convention last June, Representative J. Frank Ray has recommended the appointment by the legislature of C. W. Dowdle, Frank H. Hill and W. D: Barnard as members of the Macon county board of education for the next biennium. Neither Franklin nor Highlands, where the largest schools in the county are situated, is represented in Mr. Ray's proposed board. Mr. Dowdle, who has previously served on the school board, lives at Pren tiss. Mr. Hill lives in Horse Cove and Mr. Barnard, a former chair man of the county board of com missioners, lives in the Burningtown section of the county. All are more than 70 years of age. Billing!' Job Safe Appointment of this board was interpreted in local political circles as assuring the reelection of M. D. Billings as county superinten dent of schools. The present board of education is composed ot the Kev. w. i. Potts, of Highlands, and Alex Moore, of Franklin. Lawrence Ramsey, of Iotla, also was a mem ber of the board until his appoint ment during the fall as superinten dent of the prison camp) near Franklin. He resigned from the board before accepting this post. Party Nominations The county Democratic conven tion last June nominated eight men and one woman for the school board, . from whom three were to be selected. They were the three members of the old board, C. F. Moody, J. S. Porter, C. A. Bryson, Mrs. Carl Slagle, W. G. Stewart and the Rev. C. C. Herbert, Jr. Mr. Ray's recommendations were made public this week after he had submitted them to a sub-committee of the house committee on educa tion which is drawing up the omni bus school board bill. Some delay is expected before enactment of the measure as many members of the legislature have not yet submitted school board recommendations for their counties. Then, too, it is customary for the legislature to obtain approval of nominations from the chairmen of the various county Democratic executive com mittees and to hold public hearings 'on the school board omnibus bill before taking final action on the measure. WaHer Moore Dies In Atlanta Friends and relatives of the late Dr. B, W. Moore and Mrs. Moore, residents of Franklin a number of vears ago, will regret to learn of the death in Atlanta Monday of their youngest son, Walter Moore. Funeral services for Mr. Moore were to be held in Atlanta Wed nesday, according to a message re ceived here by Mrs. Hattie Jones Rev. H. W. McLaughlin, To Preach Here The congregations of the Frank lin and Morrison Presbyterian churches will have as their guest speaker on Sunday the Rev. Hen ry W. ' McLaughlin, D. DM director of the country church department and Sunday school extension, of the Southern Presbyterian church, with headquarters in Richmond, Va. Dr. McLaughlin was formerly pastor of the New Providence Church in the Valley of Virginia, the largest country church of the Southern Presbyterian denominds tion. He is an authority on the work of the rural church, the author of several books on the subject, a leader greatly in demand as a teacher and lecturer in inter denominational rural church con ferences, a preacher of real ability. The pastor and congregations of these churches feel that it is a real privilege to have Dr. McLaughlin to visit in the field here and cor dially invite the public to hear him. He will speak at Franklin at the 11 o'clock service Sunday morning and at the 2 o'clock service at the Morrison church.