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L. LI, NO. 13
FRANKLIN, N. C, THURSDAY, MARCH 26, 1938
$1.50 PER YEAR
X CAMPS TO
esident Recalls Order
To Cut Conservation
he CCC camps at Aquonc and
If'se Cove, this county, have been
■;n a new lease on life,
f.bout 10 days ago it was Icarn-
that these camps—F-19 and F-
!-h.ad been ordered to 'dose soon
^r April 1, as a result of an
jcutive order directing a reduc-
in the enrollment of the CCC.
president had planned to cut
^ 700 of the 2,158 camps in the
ntry. With the elimination of
j" Aquone and Horse Cove camps,
/ two CCC units would have
n left in Macon county—the
Pveta and West’s Mill camps.
£ Pmtest Reduction
t;'he plan to reduce the size of
CCC, however, stirred up a
ipus in congress and 285 mem-
, s signed a petition protesting
Leconsidering the matter, Presi-
jit Roosevelt decided to alter his
jginal plans. In a letter to Robert
:hner, emergency conservation
-k director, he said:
Kl have determined that the pres-
■ number of civilian conservation
^ps camps shall be maintained
ess such camps are reduced as a
Ault of the completion of the
Vk now being performed by the
^•olleess of any such camp, or
reduction through discharge,
.arations, or other causes in the
nber of enrollees to approxi-
ftely 163 in any one camp.”
Safe ioV a Year
^'he President said he had deter-
led further the total number of
fC enrollees should be held at
mt 350,000 through March 31,
J.’Additional funds not to exceed
'325,000 will be allotted to you as
1 when needed from the appro-
ation contained in the emergency
ilief appropriatioxi act of 1935 for
; balance of the fiscal year and
ps will ibe taken to secure the
:essary funds for the fiscal year
^17,” he wrote Fechner.
0 Determine what Public
1 Wants and Buys
survey of consumer purchases
jjiducted by the bureau of home
jnomics of the United States de- !
rtment of agriculture, will get
der way in two weeks in Macon
d Jackson counties, it was learn-
this'week. Mrs. R. M. Rirnmer,
Franklin, has been appointed
pervisor of the survey in this
A " two-weeks school for those
lo will conduct the study was
ened Monday afternoon in the
ckson county courthouse.
The survey, according to Miss
izaibeth Head, of Raleigh, reg-
lal director of the bureau of
me 'economics, is part of a na-
>n-wide study to deternjine what
nsumers buy. She said this in-
rmation is necessary as a basis
measuring changes of the cost
living and ■will be useful to
tsiness and labor groups, consum-
s and civic organizations, and al-
will aid federal agencies in plan-
ng tbeir work.
Contributions Will He Escape Electrocution ? BRYSON CITY,
For Flood Victims Now
Voluntary subscriptions are now
being received by the Macon
county chapter of the American
Red Cross for the relief of the
flood suffers of eleven states, ac
cording to the Rev. J. A. Flanagan,
acting chairman of the chapter.
“No definite goal has been as
signed the chapter and no special
drive will be made to secure any
definate goal,” Flanagan said,
“bjUt we are expected and expecting
to do our best to help meet this
emergency. Already a number of
donations have been turned in to
the chapter; these are'being report
ed to national headquarters and
will be turned in along with others
which we believe will be added to
these. Contributions received up to
Tuesday amotinted to $46.
“The need is very great. More
than 270,000 people are homeless,
Pittsburgh alone furnishing 50,0tK)
of these homeless people. Food,
clothing, shelter, medical care must
be furnished these flood stricken
])eop!e. The Red Cross has sent in
every available nurse and doctor to
this area and the people are being
cared for. Three million dollars is
being asked by 'American Red
Cross. It is likely that the need
will be even greater. Damages to
property will exceed $200, (XX),000
according to conservative esti
Any of the chapter officials will
gladly receive any donations, or
they can be left at the Bank ol
Franklin, The Franklin Press, or
at the Bank in Highlands.
T orrential Rain Strikes
Western Area; Damage
Slight in Macon
24 TEST FARMS
32 Tons Superphosphate
To Be Distributed
With the time drawing near for the electrocution of Bruno Richard
Haupman, the eyes of the country are turned toward Trenton, N. J.,
now the center of the stage in the Lindbergh kidnap-murder case.
Will Gov. Hoffman grant the German Carpenter another reprieve?
Latest statement of the New Jersey executive is that he will not . . .
“unless the attorney general agrees” that new information warrants it.
As a last re.soTt, attorneys for the condemned man have carried a
plea for intervention to the New Jersey court of pardons. Unless some
thing occurs to change the situation, Haupman is scheduled to go to
the electric chair at 8 o’clock next Tuesday night. Above are shown
photographic studies of Haupman’s face during his trial at Fleming-
ton, N. J;
‘ TO FATTEN BROILERS
When broilers are to be shipped
distance to market, it does not
ly to put them on a fattening
tion before they leave the farm.
While en route, the young chick-
is lose weight, and any added fat
ill be lost much more rapidly than
le more solid flesh, explained C.
Maupin, extension poultry spe-
alist at State College.
Twenty-four more Macon county
farms have been designated as
TVA test farms and will share in
the benefits extended such farms
under the soil improvement pro
gram of the Tennessee Valley
Authority, it was announced Sat
urday by S. D. Alexander, assist
ant county agent.
A requisition, has been filed for
nearly 32 tons of superphosphate
for use on 808.5 acres of land on
The total number of TVA test
farms in this county is now 78.
Following is a list of the owners
of the last 24 TVA test farms:
Mrs. L. C. Waldroop, Route No.
1; T. T. Henderson, Cullasaja; Mrs.
Ellen Kerr, Route No. 4; Bryan
Setser, Route No. 1; W. B. Ben
nett, Franklin; W. B. Brown,
Route No. 2; Mrs. Ho-mer Norton,
Dillard, Ga., Route No. 1; W. T.
Tippett, lotla; O. W. Ray, Frank
lin; W. L. Ramsey, Franklin; E. S.
Hunnicutt, Franklin; G. A. Jones,
Franklin; W. E. Mozeley, Otto-;
Charles Southards, Prentiss; H. G.
Cabe, Rt. No. 4; C. A. Caibe, Rt.
No. 2; J. L. Clark, Cullasaja; Sam
A. Bryson, Cullasaja; G. C. Dowdle,
Otto; Jake Cabe, Route No. 2; C.
L. Blaine, Route No. 1; Raleigh J.
Gibson, Cullasaja; A. F. Kimsey,
Prentiss; and E. V. Ammons,
Route No. 4.
Leaders in Welfare Work
Coming to Fr anklin for
Conference Next Tuesday
Miss Dorothy Stewart, who has
been with the inspection division,
Public Works Administration, for
the past 16 months, headquarters
located at Columbia, S. C., has rec
ently been transferred from Colum
bia to Durham, N. C.,, where an
office for the Public Works Ad
ministration has been set up for
Miss Loula Dunn, assistant field
representative, Works Progress
Administration, Washington, D. G.,
will address the western district
welfare conference to be held in
Franklin Tuesday. Because of her
outstanding work in Alabama as
director oi child welfare and so
cial supervisor, E. R. A., she was
selected for her present appoint
ment in the federal program.
“Social Welfare—A Local, "State
and Federal Responsibility” will be
the theme of the conference. Mrs,
W. T. Bost, state commissioner of
public, welfare, will discuss “To
What Extent is Social Welfare a
The conference will be held in
the Methodist church with the reg
istration beginning at 9:30 a. m.
Mrs. Eloise Franks, president of
the district, will preside over the
Major A. L. Fletcher, commis
sioner of laibor; Dr. Roma Cheek,
secretary, blind commission; Dr. J.
C. Knox, state department of
health; Miss Mitchell and Curtis
Ezell, state board of charities and
public welfare, will participate in
a forum discussion of the social
security program in North Caro
lina. This will be an important fea
ture of the mornijig session.
Edwin Gill, commissioner of pa
roles, and R. Eugene Brown, di
rector division of institutions and
corrections, will take part in the
l)rO'gram of the mornmg session.
J. B. Hall, president of the
State Association of County Sup
erintendents of Public Welfare,
will bring the annual message from
the superintendents to the group.
Miss Anna Cassatt, director, field
social work, will discuss “Quality
Service to Families” and will be as
sisted by Miss Victoria Bell, so
cial field work supervisor.
Dr. Roy M. Brown, associate
professor. School of Public Admin
istration, University of North Caro
lina, will be the luncheon speaker.
G. L. Houk will preside over the
The afternoon session will be
given over largely to the super
intendents of welfare for an in
formal discussion of state and
county problems relating to the
maladjusted individual, sterilization
of mental defectives, a more ade
quate program of school attend
ance, the state parole service, eco
nomic rehaibilitation of families,
and available social resources.
Members of the staff oi the state
board will participate in this dis
R. L. Patton, secretary of the
district, has extended a cordial in
vitation to city and county offi
cials, representatives from civic,
social and religious groups to share
in the discussions. The luncheon,
as well as other sessions of the
conference, is open to all interested
persons. A nominal plate charge
will be made to cover expenses.
Torrential rain took Western
North Carolina counties ,by surprise
between 8 and 9 o’clock this morn-
iny, causing heavy damage in at
least two of them—Swain and
Whe.n the downpour subsided be
tween 9 and 10 o'clock much of
the downtown area of Bryson City
was reiiorted flooded to a depth
of two feet, occupants had found
It necessary to evacuate a dozen
homes, in East Sylva and traffic
had been suspended on the Alurphy
branch of the Southern railway.
'ihe rain was exceptionally heavy
in .Maco.n coimty, but no serious
damage was reported. Some slides
were reported on the highway to
Dillsboro, 'but traffic was main
tained. The storm is thought to
have spent its intensity in Swain
and Jackson counties, this county
i'eeling only its tail end.
A Southern railway trestle on
Balsam mountain was reported
washed out and the trackage in
undated at several i>oints both in
Jackson and Swain counties. The
morning train bound for Murphy
was reported to have stopped at
■Waynesville, delaying mail through
out this section. Motor traffic over
Balsam mountain also was reported
halted, as a result oi slides block
ing the highway.
Wiorst in 41 Years
The rain, which sent mountain
streams on a rampage, was said
at Sylva to be the worst experienc
ed in that vicinity in 41 years. The
yards, but not the premises, of the
Sylva Paperboard company and the
Parsons Tanning company were
flooded and the plant suspended
operations temporarily. Occupants
of a tourist camp on the banks of
Scott’s creek were forced to leave
At Bryson City the principal
damage was said to have been
caused by small creeks, the Tucka-
seegee river not rising very much.
After the water had drained off
the streets an hour or so after the
storm it was ‘estimated that it
would cost $1,000 to clean the
town of debris left by the flood.
Many stores and offices were dam
aged by the invading water. Con
siderable damage also was reported
from rural sections, .swollen streams
damaging several homes and wash
ing away livestock.
Nantahala Timber Sales
Net State $2,657.33
Timber sales from the North
Carolina area of the Nantahala na
tional forest last year brought $2,-
657.33 in revenue to the state, it
was learned this week. This amount
represented 25 per cent of the
gross sales O'f timber from the
159,713 acres of the Nantahala
forest in Macon, Clay, Cherokee,
Graham, Jackson and Swain coun
(Prices listed below are subject
to change without notice.)
Quoted by Farmers Federation, ,Inc.
Chickens, heavy breed hens
and fryers; lb 14j^c
Chickens, hght weight; lb. .. 12^c
Eggs, doz 15c
Irish potatoes, No. 1; bu. .. 70c
Corn, bu 1 70c
Wheat, bu 90c
Quoted by Nantahala Creamery
Butterfat, lb 28c