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VOL. L, NO. 33
FRANKLIN, N. C, THURSDAY, AUGUST 15, 1935
$1.50 PER YEAR
UNITY OF TOWN,
600 on Farm Tour Hear
Address by Mayor
"We must bring the county and
town closer together," declared
Mayor George Patton, of Franklin,
sounding the keynote of the fifth
annual Macon county farm tour
The tour, sponsored by the
Franklin Rotary club, visited farms
and TVA test projects in the
county in an attempt to promote a
better understanding between busi
ness men and farmers of the com
munity. Urg Unity
"Farmers make the town," said
Mayor Patton, "and we must work
together instead of growl at each
other. We should have no city,
county, or state lines, but should
be united into one body."
At the dinner given to approxi
mately 600 farmers, Rotarians and
visitors at the Iotla school by the
Baptist and Methodist churches,
Mayor Patton welcomed a delega
tion of 16 farmers from Wilkes
county, Georgia, headed by Clement
"The secret of your success,"
Sutton pointed out, after compli
menting the farmers of Macon
county on their prosperity, "is that
you are not afraid to do your own
work, and do not rely on someone
else to make your crops."
Leaving the Franklin courthouse
at 9 o'clock, the group went first
to the J. M. Gray farm on lower
Ellijay, where R. W, Qraebcr, state
extension forester, addressed the
party and gave a demonstration on
the management of farm wood
lands. 68,213 acres in Macon coun
ty are in farm woodland, he said,
and the average value of the tim
ber products per year amounts to
$306019. The average per farm,
he said, is $165.68.
A 600 pound heifer, owned by
Will Berry, was shown the group
at the farm. The calf was five
Vi.it Iotla VaUy
The tour then proceeded to the
Iotla and Cowee section, making a
complete circle of the valley.
After the dinner, Ed Byrd, chair
man of the Macon county board
of commissioners, spoke in behalf
of the farmers, declaring that we
can't live by ourselves; business
men must have the farmers and
farmers the business men."
R. W. Shoffner, assistant district
test farm superintendent, remon
strated the farmers for expecting
too much trom the experiment
farms, pointing out that nothing
could be accomplished over-night.
We are striving for better living
standards on the farms, he said,
but it wilt take time.
F. S. Sloan, county agent and
leader of the tour, declared that
the TVA was primarily a conser
vation project, and urged that care
be taken of forests.
Cashiers Man Injured
In Auto Collision
Willy Ammons, 26, of Cashiers,
was injured in an automobile ac
cident Monday afternoon when the
car Ln which he was riding collided
with a Nehi truck, reported driven
by J. Franks, Bryson City, on
state highway 285 about five miles
south of Franklin.
Ammons was taken to Angel hos
pital with a fractured knee. Phy
sicians say his condition is ,not
Bryson Clan Meets
The annual reunion of the Bry-
family will be held Sunday,
Aueust 18. at the home of
J. L. Bryson at West's Mill.
The principal speaker will be
Joseph R. Bryson, prominent Green
ville, S. G, lawyer.
Sponsored by Highlands
A benefit garden tour, sponsored
by the Highlands Presbyterian
church, will be held Saturday, Aug
ust 17, the tour to start from the
church at 3 :30 p. m. -
The gardens of Col. and Mrs.
Sewell, Mrs. Howell, Miss M. D.
Warren, and H. W. Sloan will be
visited, the tour ending at the home
of Miss Marguerite Ravenel on
Sunset Mountain, where punch and
cakes will be served. Miss May
osby and Miss Dorothea Harbi
son will be in charge of the tour.
Tickets are on sale at Hotel Ed
wards, and will be sold at the
church immediately before the tour.
A. S. SOLESBEE
Officers Named by Bap
tists At Associatkmal
Meeting August 7 and 8 at the
Oak Grove Baptist church, the Ma
con county Baptist association
elected the Rev. A S. Solesbee
moderator for the coming year.
Other officers elected were J. E.
Hickman, vice moderator; R. M.
Ledford, clerk ; E. V. Amons, treas
urer, and the Rev. D. C. McCoy,
historian. J. H. Stockton was elect
ed trustee of the Fruitland Insti
tute. The Rev. W. L. Bradley, Etna,
gave the annual missionary sermon.
Other speakers included Dr. M-AJ
Huggins, secretary of the North
Carolina Baptist convention; J. A.
McMillian, speaking on orphan
ages, and Dr. J. C. Owen, repre
senting the Biblical Recorder.
The next meeting will be held
next August at Rainbow Springs.
Persons on Relief Must
Register This Week
All persons on relief rolls in Ma
con county above 16 years of age
who have .not registered with the
re-employment office must do so
during the next ten days, accord
ing to T. J. Hauser, director of the
Macon county office of the nation
al reemployment service.
Any failing to register will be
taken off the relief rolls, said Mr.
Hauser. Offices are above the Ma
Sunday School Class
The T. E. L. Sunday school class
of the Franklin Baptist church
held a picnic Tuesday evening at
Arrowwood Park in honor of its
teacher, Mrs. E. R. Eller, the Rev.
Mr. Eller, and the Judge Awtrey
Bible class. About fifty attended.
Rev. Mr. Eller, who has been
pastor of the Franklin Baptist
church for the past four years, re
cently accepted a call to the pas
torate of the First Baptist church
at Pelham, Ga. He and Mrs. El
ler plan to leave about the first of
The revival services which have
been held for the past two weeks
at the Morrison Presbyterian
church under the direction of Dr.
R. D. Bedinger, superintendent of
home missions in Asheville Presby
tery, have been well attended and
very successful, according to the
Rev. J. A. Flanagan, pastor.
Thus far, said Mr. Flanagan, 20
have come forward to reconsecrate
themselves to the service of the
Lord, and 23 have made a profes
sian of their faith in Christ.
Parents of Mrs. W. J.
Zachary Were On
More than 2,500 visitors, includ
ing many from Macon county, at
tended the annual John O. Hicks
reunion at Hayesville Friday, Aug
The principal address of the
meeting was made by Dr. George
W. Truitt, pastor of the First Bap
tist church, Dallas, Texas, and a
native of Clay county.
The meeting is held annually in
honor of the founder of the moun
tain academy, attracting many for
mer students and interested visit
ors. Among the early teachers were
Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Dawson, par
ents of Mrs. W. J. Zachary, of
Franklin, who, with her daughter,
Mrs. Harry Higgins attended the
reunion. Professor Dawson taught
Greek, Latin and higher mathe
matics, while Mrs. Dawson taught
music, art and French.
Also attending from Macon coun
ty were Mr. anr Mrs. Derald Ashe,
and daughter, Frances; Mrs. Mag
gie Slagle, Mrs. Betty Waldroop,
Mrs. John Cunningham, Dr. J. H.
Fouts, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Bryant
and family and others.
A two-weeks mixed term of Ma
con county superior court is sched
uled to convene Monday morning
with Judge Wilson Warlick presiding-
The first three days of next week
have been set aside for the trial
of criminal cases and the remain
der of the court will be devoted to
the civil calendar.
A charge of reckless driving
against Cosby Frady, Waynesville,
under bond in connection with the
death of Billy Mincey, 4, was dis
missed this morning after a com
promise had been reached. The
preliminary hearing was before
Mayor George Patton and George
Carpenter, Justice of the Peace.
Frady offered to pay most of the
funeral expenses and to erect a
The accident occurred Sunday,
August 4, at the intersection of
highways 285 and 28. Witnesses
said the little girl jumped from a
truck into the path of the auto.
R. M. Rimmer Recovering
From Spider Bite
R. M. Rimmer, of Mebane, N. C,
who was bitten by a black widow
spider two weeks ago, was reported
this week to be well on the road
Mr. Rimmer s son, Dr. J. M.
Rimmer, Franklin druggist, and his
wife returned to Franklin last
Thursday night after having spent
the week at the bedside of the
For about a week Mr. Rimmer
suffered torturing pains and his
condition was regarded as critical.
He responded, to treatment, how
ever, and this week was reported
to be almost well.
The bite of a black widow spider
frequently proves fatal. Numbers
of cases of black widow victims
have been reported in the Pied
mont and eastern sections of the
state, but there have been none,
as far as The Press-Maconian has
learned, in the mountain regions.
Extra Votes Are
Offered as Press
Nominations in Press
This list includes all nomina
tions and does not necessarily
mean that all are active work
ers. Mrs. Fred Bryson, Oullasa a.
Miss Sarah Conley, Franklin.
Mrs. J. D. Franks, Franklin.
Mrs. Sue R. Hall, Highlands,
Miss Amy Harrison, Franklin.
Mrs. Harry Higgins, Franklin.
Mrs. Ralph Norton, Rt. 1,
Miss Alba Peek, Franklin.
Mont Sutton, Franklin.
Mrs. Baze Tallent, Rt. 4,
F. W. Tittle, Rainbow Springs.
Mrs. Harold Waldroop, Rt. 1,
Mrs. W. J. West, Weafa Mill.
The persons listed above are
the ONLY authorized subscrip
tion agents of The Press-Ma-conian
for the duration of the
circulation campaign, and all
subscribers are urged to co
operate with them by giving
them their renewals.
Dinner Held at Wests
Mill for William
A "get-to-gether" of the descen
dants and relatives of the late Jess-.
L. West and Mrs. Jesse L. West
was held August 11 at a dinner at
the old home place at West's Mill
in honor of their son, William
Floyd West, who is visiting at home
for the first time in twenty years.
The following children and their
families were present: William
Floyd West, who is visiting at
home for the first time in twenty
The following children and their
families were present: William
Flovd West, lbapah, Utah; Mr.
and Mrs. C. N. West, Dr. . and
Mrs. F. L. West, Mr. and Mrs.
L. F. Smith, Mr. and Mrs. J. G.
Owens, West's Mill; Mr. and Mrs.
V. A. Browning, Bryson City; H
H. West, Asheville; and Mr. and
Mrs. Zeb Gibson, Winston-Salem.
About fifty relatives, including
children, grandchildren, and cous
ins were present.
Others present included the Rev.
and Mrs. B. W. Lefler, William J.
West, Mr. and Mrs. A. L. McLean,
Mr. and Mrs. W. L Ramsey, Mr.
and Mrs. A. L Ramsey, and W
L. Higdon, Franklin, Miss Theltm
Phillips, Cullowhee, and Miss Fran
ces Smitli, Florida.
Ed Matthews New
A & P Manager
Ed Matthews, Copper Hill, Tenn.,
has been installed as manager of
the Atlantic and Pacific tea com
Tom McColltim, former manager,
has been transferred to Bryson
City. Mr. Matthews comes to
Franklin from Sylva.
To Be August 17
The Franklin associational W. M.
U. stewardship contest will be held
Sunday, August 18 at 2:30 o'clock,
in the Franklin Baptist church.
Opportunity Given Work
ers To Obtain an
With the publication in this is
sue of the names of those who
have been nominated in the Press
Maconian Salesmanship Club cir
culation campaign, the drive is nuw
officially under way. While ihe
published list includes several who
have already , demonstrated mat
they are in earnest in their desire
to win one of the larger prizes,
there is room for several more
workers, especially in certain rural
sections of Macon county that are
as yet not represented by an active
worker. To any who wish to get
in during the early days of the
campaign an invitation is extended
to send in their names immediately.
To give all members an oppor
tunity to express their interest in
winning the big prize early in the
game, to encourage early and con
sistent effort, the following extra
vote offer is now in effect; as is an
nounced in a full page advertise
ment in this issue:
Ln addition to the regular sched
ule of votes printed on receipt
book covers, 270,000 extra votes
will be credited on each and every
$30 worth of subscriptions collected
and turned in on or before Satur
day night, August 24. This means
that every dollar collected during '
this period means 9,000 extra votes
toward winning that automobile or
$500 cash prize; that every one
year subscription means 13,500 ex
tra votes toward the same am
bition. Is there anyone in the campaign
who realizes just what an oppor
tunity this presents? Who is there
among us who would not like to
earn a brand new 1935 automobile
for six weeks' work; or who could
not consider their time well spent
if they work hard for six weeks to
get a check for $500? The writer
does not feel that there could pos
sibly be a dissenting voice that
would say that it would not be
time well spent.
The fact remains that this is no
fairy tale or figment of the imagi
nation; at the end of the six weeks
someone will drive off a new shiny
"Chewy," or add $500 to their
bank account, possibly clear up
some annoying past due bills and
have a surplus to go on a long
vacation if they so desire, and all
at the expense of The Press
Maconian. To get back to this big extra
vote offer: never again during the
campaign will subscriptions count
as many votes as they will count
during this big extra vote period.
And the member who can assume
the lead on the night of August
24 will have a mighty comfortable
feeling of sitting on top and will
be hard to approach by backward
workers who do not take fullest
advantage of this extra vote period.
And the prizes will be awarded
strictly on a vote basis and not on
dollar and cents turned in during
the campaign. One dollar now is
worth about four at the end of the
campaign, and members are invited
to clip this assertion to check at
The member who takes this ex
tra vote period most seriously will
likely be the one who will win the
big prize at the end. The cam
paign manager with twelve years
experience and many campaigns in
the immediate vicinity of Franklin,
invites every member to remember
this assertion. Now who will work
hardest from now until August 24?
We all of us will anxiously, with
great interest, await,