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PROGRESSIVE LIBERAL IjYDE PEMDEMT
OL. LI, NO. 10
FRANKLIN, N. C, THURSDAY, MARCH 5, 1936
$1.50 PER YEAR
FOR CIVIC BODY
'hamber of Commerce To
Be Organized at
[Special to The Press-Macomian)
HIGHLANDS, March 4.—Consid-
'able interest was expressed by
ical business men and women and
thers by their presence at a meet-
ig held in the town o'ffice -on
hursday night, February 27, for
le purpose of re-establishing of
chamber of commerce in High-
nds. Of the 33 citizens present a
umber expressed their opinions as
) the aims of the proposed
lamber of commerce and made
iggestions relative to the ways
id means of attaining these aims.
After beinsi introduced by Mrs.
. C. Harbison, the Rev. Frank
loxham addressed the group, set-
Qg fortli some excellent ideas
hich he hopes will be carried out
ter the organization is completed,
rof. O. F'. Summer made a brief
It very interesting talk, showing
3W through this organization the
iwn could be greatly improved in
)pearance, stressing the point that
vie beautification is an important
ctor in the progress of the town.
2veral minutes were devoted to
scussion by various other citizens.
Upon motion, the following men
ere appointed to serve as a com-
ittee tp draw up definite plans
r organization,, and were asked
present these plans for approval
a meeting to be held in the
wn office on Thursday evening,
arch 5: Frank Bloxham, C. J.
nderson, F. H. Potts, G. W. Ma
tt and E. R. Gilbert.
Numerous ideas relative to at-
actions for tourists, as well as
eas for entertainment programs
pecially designed to bring people
:re, were discussed.
All of these ideas and plans are
course primarily designed in
der that the town^ and the people
[lO live here may benefit ,by them.
is hoped that all business will
ow a marked improvement
rough the efforts of this organ-
sd trade body, and that the
lauty and personality of the town
ay be developed to a higher de-
e« through the development of a
gher form of civic pride. U.n-
lufotedly the people of Highlands,
ice -their enthuiasm and patriot-
n are aroused, can put things
ings over almost unamnously—
is has been proven again and
:ain in small ways—and it is time
use this interest and this patriot-
n to prove the fact in a big way.
is recognized that a chamber of
mmerce is as a rule an argani-
tion of business men and women
jne, but there are self-evident
asons why citizens who are not
business here should become
tive members of the organization.
There arc in Highlands well over
business or professional men,
,d some 30 to 35 business or pro-
ssioTial women, who should com-
le their efforts in order to at-
in the goal which the chamber
commerce is expected to set
ce it has ibecome firmly estab-
hed. It is urgently requested
at every one of these men and
>men attend the meetings of the
dy, and give all possible assist-
ce in trying to better business
d civic conditions. It is also sug-
sted that various clubs and other
ganizations \>f the town be rep-
sented at the meeting-and work
cooperation with the chamber of
mmerce for general growth and
rhose present at the first meet-
included representatives of in-
^idual business, a few representa-
es of civic organizations and
ler interested citizens.
In Observing Friday as
Day of Prayer
The World Day of Prayer was
observed Friday at the Methodist
church, with four Franklin churches
uniting in the service.
Mrs. W. J. Zachary, president of
the Woman’s Missionary society of
the Methodist church, presided and
conducted the opening devotionals.
Mrs. J. A. Flanagan opened the
program, the subject of which was
“Peace on Earth, Good Will to
ward Men,” with a scripture read
ing and speaking on “The Prom
ises of Peace.” Other subjects were;
responsive reading, “Visions of the
Earth at Peace,” by the ladies of
the T3aptist church, led by Mrs.
Paul Carpenter; “The Ways of
Peace;” “TTie Ghrist of the Andes,”
a reading by Mrs. Gordon Moore;
“The Great Commandment,” a re
sponsive reading hy the ladies of
tha Presbyterian church, led by
Mrs. J, E. Lancaster,
Mrs. J. W. C. Johnson, of St.
Agnes Episcopal church, spoke on
“Christian Cooperation for Peace,”
reading poems by Amada Nervo,
the Mexican poet, and G. A. Stud-
Mrs. Zachary presented the mis
sionary projects and announced the
object of the offeri.ng.
A number of hymns were sung,
and prayers were offered by the
Rev. J. A. Flanagan and the Rev.
W. M. Burns.
TO JEW SITE
Farmers Supply Company
Now in Billings
The Farmers Supply Company,
which for a number of years has
occupied the old Munday building
on west Main street, moved Wed
nesday into the storeroom form
erly occupied by the A & P store
in the Billings building on the
J. M. Moore, proprietor of the
store, said he felt he would be able
to display his goods to better ad
vantage and to render better serv
ice to his customers in the new
The .new store is equipped with
modern shelving and counters, and
it has be'Cn thoroughly rennovated
for the new tenant.
Mr. Moore purchased the (busi
ness and stock of the Farmers
Supply company several years ago
from the estate of the late Sam
Franks. The concern deals in
staple and fancy groceries and feed
stuffs. For years Mr. Moore has
made a specialty of selling home
ground coffee by the pound and
Mr. and Mrs. C. C. McCall, of
Asheville, spent the week-end here
visiting Mrs. McCall’s mother, Mrs.
Frank Curtis. Mrs. McCall before
marriage was Miss Sue Curtis.
They were accompanied on their
return by June Parrish, young
daughter of Mrs. Wiley Waldroop,
who will spend several weeks in
Patrolman Jones Wounded
Slightly in Clash
E. W. Jones, state highway
patrolman stationed in Franklin, is
nursing a slightly wounded arm
this week and thanking his stars
that he escaped more serious in
jury, or piossibly death, when he
was ambushed about 9 0’clock Sat
urday night on highway No. 28,
six miles east of Highlands.
While erasing on his motorcycle
along the highway near Highlands
the patrolman gave chase to a
sedan automobile he suspected of
being a rum-runner. The car, it
was reported, was headed toward
Cashiers Valley and was t^veling
at speeds ranging from 60 to 75
miles an hour, although that sec
tion of No. 28 has a .number of
dang'erous curves. Two men and
two women were reported to have
been occupants of the car.
At a point not far beyond White
side View the automobile turned
into a side road and halted, one
of its male occupants, a gun in his
hand, getting out and hiding be
hind a tree. As the motorcycle
officer whizzed past, unable to
make the turn into the side road,
the man behind the tree began
firing. The rifle he used was be
lieved to be a .22-calibre repeater
and the bullets were thought to
have been steel-jacketed.
One of the bullets grazed the
officer’s forearm, while others
smashed his headlight and struck
his motorcycle two or three times.
The officer sped on a short dis
tance, then returned to Highlands.
Recruiting assistance he returned
to the spot of the ambush but the
ambushers and their car had van
ished. Patrolman Jones said he was
unable to read the license on the
car, .but said he thought he would
be able to identify the man who
fired the rifle at him.
(Prices listed below arc subject
to change without notice.)
Quoted by Farmer* FwdSration, ,!nc.
Chickens, heavy breed hens
and fryers; lb 14^c
Chickens, light weight; lb. .. 125^^c
Eggs, doz 15c
Irish potatoes. No. 1; bu. .. 75c
Corn, bu 65c
Wheat, bu 90c
Quoted by Nantahala Creamery
Butterfat, lb 32c
Taxpayers Warned to Pay
Meeting in regular session Mon
day night, the town board directed
George Dean, clerk, to notify prop
erty owners whose taxes for 1931
and 1932 have not been paid to ar
range settlement before April 1 if
they wish to avoid foreclosure.
Those paying cash for 1931 and
1932 taxes before April 1 will be
given a 10 per cent discount. Those
who cannot or do not desire to pay
cash are given the privilege of fin
ancing their delinquencies ,by five-
year installment notes. Notes and
discounts will not be allowed after
On Rectory for Highlands
(S,pecial to The Press-Maoonian)
HIGHLANDS, March 4.—Work
was started Monday on an attrac
tive seven-room house to be used
as a rectory for the Church of the
Incarnation, Episcopal. J. M. Hall,
local contractor, is in charge of the
The rectory will occupy a site at
Church and F’ifth streets, near the
Kelsey Memorial and just across
the street ■ from the church. It is
to be a single story frame dwell
ing, including, besides the living
rooms, a study for the rector. The
outside walls will be covered with
gray asbestos shingles and the
chimney will be of native stone.
Funds for the rectory, mostly
donated by reside.nt and visiting
members of the church, have been
accumulating for the past 15 years;
but construction of the house was
delayed until the fund had reached
sufficient size and until the church
! had a resident minister in charge.
Last fall the Rev. Frank Bloxham,
pastor of the Episcopal churches
in Franklin and Highlands, moved
his home to Highlands.
Mr. Hall expects to have the
rectory ready for occupancy by
June 1„ when Mr. Bloxham and his
family plan to move into it from
the Huger cottage they are now
occupying on Satulah mountain.
Plans for the rectory were select
ed by a building'-committee com
posed of Miss Charlotte B. Elliott,
Mrs. W. S. Davis and Tudor N.
Hall, w'ith the assistance of officers
of the church, J. M. Hall, treasur
er, Mrs. T. C. Harbison, clerk, and
T. N. Hall, warden.
In reporting last week the deci
sion of the supreme court dismiss
ing a petition for a new trial for
Ernest Stamey and Clyde Woods,
this newspaper stated: “Stamey
and Woods were members of the
Coweta gang which was blamed for
» series of robberies in this sec
tion in 1932 and i933.” Friends of
the two men, who are now serving
long sentences in ocmnection with
the fatal shooting and attempted
robbery of George Dryman, pointed
out this week that neither of them
had been involved in any of the
various other crimes attributed to
the Coweta gang. The Press-I^c-
onian did not Intend to leave the
impression that these men were
guilty of any other violations than
those of which they were convicted,
attempted burglary and second de
gree murder, and we are glad to
clarify the matter with this state
ment lest someone be misinformed.
M,ountain Range Not Majiped
Less than 100 miles from the
Canal Zone an explorer found a
whole mountain range that was on
no wisting map.
Mrs.J.A.Ordway To Have
Charge of Work for
Mrs. J. A. Ordway has been ap
pointed supervisor of the National
Youth administration. New Deal
organization for aiding the unem
ployed youth of the country.
Entering upon her duties in this
capacity Monday, Mrs. Ordway ex
plained the requirements for eligi
bility for NYA assistance and out
lined plans for her work. Only
young men and women between the
ages of 16 and 25 whose parents
were on relief rolls in 1935 can be
co.nsidered for NYA employment,
she said. And all applicants, she
added, must be certified to her by
the county WPA office.
Work for each individual on
NYA projects is limited to eight
hours a day and 40 hours a month.
Wages of 15 cents an hour are
provided for ordinary labor, with
slightly higher rates for foremen,,
forewomen and office workers.
Sponsors for the work have been
named in the various counties. In
Macon, M. D. Billings, county sup
erintendent of schools, is serving
in this capacity.
Mrs. Ordway said she planned to
organize eligible young people of
the county for work on beautify
ing school grounds, creating play
grounds for children and other
projects of a community improve
ment nature. She is enthusiastic
over the possibilities for community
betterment afforded by the NYA
and anticipates the cooperation of
the people of the county toward
making the work effective.
Mrs. Ordway, who came to
Franklin several years ago from
Highlands, has made many friends
here through her volunteer service
without remuneration as librarian of
the Franklin library.
Superior Court Convenes
April 13; Oglesby
Meeting in regular monthly ses
sion Monday, the Macon county
board of commissio.ncrs drew the
jury list for the April term of
court and selected tax listers for
the 11 townships in the county.
Other business considered by the
board was mostly of a routine
The April term of court, a two-
weeks mixed session, is scheduled
to convene Monday, April 13, with
Judge J. M. Oglesby, of Concord,
presiding. From the jury list drawn
Monday will be selected a grand
j,ury to serve for the year begin
ning April 1.
1'he jury list follows;
For first week of court: J. W.
Rickman, Leatherman; John Cun
ningham, Cullasaja; R. D. Vanhook,
Route 2; Charles Waldroop, Route
: 1; Wiley McCall, Highlands; E. B.
Beck, Route 1; W. T. F'outs, Route
3; S. L. Calloway, Highlands; Toni
Russell, Cullasaja; W. H. Roane,
Route 1; Roy Dills, Gneiss; E. O.
Rickman, Leatherman; J. R. Hol
brooks, Leatherman; W. P. Lan
drum, Cullasaja; J. W. Guest, Route
4; W. W. McConnell, Franklin;
Zeb Cansler, Franklin; W. H. Gray,
Route 2; C. A. Williams, Route 3;
E. N. Evans, Route 2; C. F'. Moody,
Route 3; Ed Guffee, Route 2; S.
D. Frazier, Route 1 ; Claude Callo
way, Franklin; Mark Burrell, Hij^h-
lands; Z. W. Taylor, Route 4; Alex
Deal, Route 4; J. F. Ciinningham,,
I'ranklin; Lex Penland, Franklin ;
R. L. Poindexter, Route 3; Bill
Henry, Ellijay; W. J. Carpenter,
Franklin; C. W. Potts, Franklin;
Matt Liner, Otto; Deraid Ashe,
Franklin; J. I). Keener, Route 2.
For second week o-f court: O. L.
Buchanan, Route 2; R. L. Liner,
Route 3; Alex Howard, Route 1,
Dillard, Ga.; D. C. McCoy, Etna;
R. V. Neal, Route 3; Earl Dryman,,
Scaly; Marvin Howard, Route 1,
Dillard, Ga.; George Dalrymple,
Franklin; John Roane, Route 1; R.
D. Brendle, Route 4; E. M. Ray,
Route 3; Fred Conley, Route 1; E.
P. Picklesimer, Highlands; Charlie
Solesbee, Kyle; Sam Cunningham,
Franklin; Alex Angel, Route 2; R.
•C. Rickman, West’s Mills; O. C.
The tax listers are to begin their
work April 1. Those appointed are:
Franklin, Mrs. Jack Sherrill; Mill-
shoals, Wayne McCracken; Ellijay,
S. A. Bryson; Sugar Fork, J. D.
M cCoy; Highlands, L. C. Rice;
Flats, Earl Dryman; Smith’s
Bridge, T. W. Stiles; Cartooge-
chaye, Ben Lenoir; Nantahala, Clint
May; Burningtown, Jud Wild;
Cowee, John H. Dalton.
Mrs. M. D. Billings
Reported To Be Improved
Mrs. M. I). Billings, who is ill
at Daytona Beach, Fla., where she
has ,been spending the winter, was
reported this week to be somewhat
improved. Notified in a telegram
last Thursday that Mrs. Billings
was seriously ill with a throat in
fection, Mr. Billings left Franklin
imm'ediately by automobile for At
lanta, where he boarded a train for
Daytona Beach. He is expected to
remain with Mrs. Billings until she
has sufficiently recovered to return
Capture^ in lotla Area
A 60-gallon still made out of an
old oil barrel was captured about
noon Sunday by Deputy Sheriff
John Dills and Sam Hall, a special
debuty, in the lotla section. The of
ficers destroyed the still and also
200 gallons of sweet mash ready
to be run. No one was found at
the still and no arrests were made,