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: T -'. f ' - ' ' ' 1 - inuK3UAT, JAN. 7, 1937 .
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FOR PAST YEAR
Records For 1936 From
HIGHLANDS, Dec. 7. Located last Friday after.nood during a fam-
about three miles south ofvjUigh
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station operated under the direction
-of, the United States weather bii-
reau. Miss, Gertrude Harbison is
the local cooperative -observer, and
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concerning ;.the weather, statistics!
for the past yar was obtained,
The yeaf; 1936 started out. as;a
real winter. During January and
February there were more than
half a dozen snowfalls, which, due
to. the low temperature,' remained
on the ground much longer"thah
usual. The deepest snow measured
s6vri linches. The winter was out-
v standing for its long period of con-
tihued cold weather,- rather "than
for any record-breaking low tem
peratures. The minimum tempera
ture for the-year wis" 2 below. zero
on January -31.' The worst storm
' of the year was the "Blizzard", on
St. Patrick's Day, The preceding
. -, U4J . Trd3 ' U)IU JUAll 1IIU, 1119 iuu-
'nratnre beinc un to 69 decrees.
l 7" (J ' ' .- ,w.
i ; Dut aunng ine ,
fain, and by da;
'M , irig day, it was s
t i'" a- raoidl v ' dror
;n a w, rfvUt ft. .'follow-
snowing hard, with
dropping ' temperature
and a high wind, which - continued
Him a, lUgll TVUIU, W1UVU lUllluiULU
a 1 1 ..4. a1 Tl..' !mAa!
iniOUgllUUt , UajT.' ,UCC JIIl.lla
of ..snow' were, recorded ; as -having
fallen by' nigH; whilT,tdue to : the
ArAo1 fnaf ; f.V
IVi JV VI iv.vl . 414 UVka . .
f The early months of the follow-
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; mg . summer were exircmciy ui,
ind due to this drv soell there was
a great deal of hot weather. The
'hottest : day of the year was on
June 29', when thtf mercury rpse" to
97 deerees. This was almost' record-
breaking, as the highest tempera-
ure ever recorded at the station
Q8 decrees oh Tulv 12. 1930.
ls4S t Despite the excessively : dry per:
YT - lod in the . late spring ;and, early
siiftimer the rainfall was well tip' fo
nfrmai at me ena oi me year, ine
tdM rainfall for the twelve months
jeriod was 82.53 inches. In normal
yeirs the average rainfall For the
) region for a year is 80 inches. The
'IS largest amount of rain for any pne
montlf during the year was u.w
inches for Janfuary. The : smallest
amount was 1.49 inchesin; May.
i ne heaviest raintaii over anv z-
hour; period fell on September 29-30,
the amount being 6.53 inches
On, Thanksgiving Day a half Inch
of snow fell,' and there- were sev-
eral snows in December, but due
to 'high temperaUire none of i them
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remamea ior long, ine monm oi Franklin Presbyterian church, Sun
. December 1936 was in this vicitity day morning at' 11 o'clock, and at
.. the mildest on record, ' the tern- the Morrison church on the Geor-
perature Deing ot degrees on
Oiristmas Dav. I
The weather station has been
manuainea at nignianas tor a per-
Jod of 50 years with a f(ew inter-
vals when no records were kept.
south of Highlands ' and Satulah
mniintain: It is ahnnt ' Sflrt j. feet
1 ow" th?in ?j8n,ands which makes
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grees in the temperature at the
station and at. Highlands. Conse-
quently the minimum temperature
, nvu.u iiuui ui.Si.w wivi-
er in Highlands) also that much
( cooler in summeir. The station is
equipped with two self-registering
thermometers which r recprd " the
maximum and minimum ' tempera
tures for the 24 hours, and . a rain
gauge tor measuring the rainfall.
In addition to recording the tern-
tvorotlirf nrA tliA ntnniint rf nre.
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lpuauon me o-uscrvcr ; recorus ine
irevailine wind arid the central as- I
iect of the sky for 'the d"ay, 'and '
lw micppllanpfliw ivJiffinmpna ciirVi I
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I tnunaersiorms, anu . soiar . or i
ar halos. 1
Charlie' Grindstaff Badly
. Wounded Friday
Charlie Grindstaff 'of Franklin, is
in .a serious condition in Angel
hospital, . suffering . from a stab
wound reported to have been in
flicted by his nehew. Oswald Rav.
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- '' a,tercation- :l .
I lQr ur'ic caul t hiim
m an argument between Mr. and
Mrs. Grindstaff and their daughter,
Dorothy. Called to the room ' by
the latter, he was reported to have
stabbed. Mr. Grindstaff in the sMe.
the blade -injuring, his .intestines.
He was taken to Angel, hospital,
police chief, C. D. Baird went to
th,e : 'l?ome to .investigate and'on
their arrival found that Ray had
disappeared. They reported today
that he had not been apprehended,
' Ray had made- his home with
Mr. and Mrs. Grindstaff for sever-
al years but for about 6 months
had "been enrolled in a CCC camp
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I HarnMWnnflv Hnlle Alarl
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- V-S- yv.n.iie.. .orotner
. xvuis nim
Attacked by a mad dog Wednes
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Hav mrvrninor TTot--1c1 A-rrKr T?.- r r
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lin school boy, grappled barehanded
with the crazed -canine and held
I another hov. his hrntfir atrivprl
and put the dog to death with a
The boys were' passing near
Ralph Womack's Esso service sta-
tion when the dog leaped at Harold.
The fact, that the boy was carrying
his school-book in his" shirt bosom
Ptobably prevented the dog from
sinking mis teeth into him. As the
aogrs moutn dosea on Harold's
sweater the youth grabbed him
about, the .throat, threw -him to the
ground and held hirii until his
amvcu wuo a sione ana
beat the dog "insensate. Harold was
scratched but not bitten. He was
treated, by Dr. W. A. Rogers.
Other; school children reported
having seen the dog acting queerly.
cy lIu ne naa omen iwo oiner .
j?ogs, gnawed at a telephone pole
n'd attacked a passing motor ve-
omtnunion Services at
"rcsbytenan . Church '
The Communion of the Lord's
Supper will be observed in the
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8ja road,,at 3 o'clock in th-e after
wii, iuuuwui picaciniiy scrv-
ices by the pastor, the Rev. J. A.
Flanagan. Everyone is cordially in
vited to the services,
IO DC Inspected .
Rminnlnir nv Unn,!. nii k.,:i,(
ings and places of business in
i j aimiiu iiiv. .11191111.1 Will lC III-
spected for, fire Hazards, it was
announced today by Derald Ashe,
fire chief. ' ;
AVir. AMIC. SUgyCSlS mat DUllding
owners have their basements clean
and all fire hazards removed,
The fire zone corresponds rough-
ly with the downtown section. .
GREEN . BAY, WIS, ((rA)
Even if the earth did .not rotate at
all on its axis, the Sun' would rise
pni ma L..V. u. - u .
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cause ojt tne earth s journey around
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ooservance ot Lent originally was
a period of only 40 hours. '
For Cabbage, Bean Crops
County Agents Make
Annual Report To
The 1936 cabbage and' bean crons
grossed more than $100,000 foV the
tarmers of flats township,' accord
ing to estimates set forth bv thft
County, farm auents in their -annual
county commissioners Monday 'at
their, first -regular meeting of the
new, year.- ' " . j
The agents placed the cabbaee
acreage for the township at 400
and. estimated the total production
at ; 3,200 tons, which sold for an
average of $22 .a ton, amounting to
a grand total of $70,000., This same
section, 'it was stated in the report,
also grew approximately 300 arrps
of beans, producing JO.OOO bushels,
which sold for an. averaee nrire of
$1 per bushel, amounVing to $30,000.
Other outstanding .points of in
terest set forth in . the annual re
port of the-farm -agents S. W.
Mendenhall and S. D. Alexander-
are included in the following sum
The two agents worked 610 dav
During this time 1.064 farm visits
were made, 124 meetings were, held
with a total attendance of .4,189
farmers and farm women. To do
this it was necessary to travel 18,-
w miies. i-orty-tive news articles
. r"'-"- uiv-int news i iiuics
wprp rmhlieti A Xr U i it
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niuiviuudi icuers were written and
64 'different circular letters were
mailed to part or all of the-county's
maDing list of -1,400, 184. bulletins
uc uisuiuuicu ana, o.ooy otiice
calls were received at the Countv
Saving to Fanner.
Twenty-four thousand oounds of
lespedeza seed was ordered. through
the County Agent's office at an
estimated savins of. nr tsnnm JnTon' Dom ot the Rabbit -Creek
th farmuro 9?nAno a j r :i.
superphosphate was , secured from
the Tennessee Valley authority co-
Operating with 'the North Carolina
extension service and delivered to
the demonstration farmers cooner- I
atincr until tUa Tnnc. Ar11- I
authority and North Carolina ex-
tension QPrVirP iin tJ-o form
agement program This fertilizer
compared with, 16 per cent acid
pnospnate. has a value of $529440
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wui lusung ine uemonsiration iarm-I
ers anlv $TiOA.f ili ir n rpnrocan to
the freich frnm clii
Franklin. An organization was set
up to handle the new soil conserva-
tion nroirram and 101R fa rmm
signea worK sneets.
Mainy TMny Accomplished
Twenty-four new demonstration
farmers were started and the Rab
bit and Cat creek area-was taken
on as a watershed project with 42
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calves showing. Six, beef calves '
were exhibit 9t tl t Acu7:. f
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t?:.. M"" ui. inc. civic ClUDS
N.ai.iiv. aimw. i ivc commercial poul
try flocks have been started, blood
tested, and eggs now being market
ed' for hatching purposes. Eight
poultry, houses have" been built and
over 3,000 pure bred baby chicks
have been "ordered through v the
County Agent's office Seven mher
farm buildings have been comolet- T
ed and four new silos dug and
five remodPlPd F.Wn
feet of . terraces have been con
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structed according to specification.
lhree '4-H clubs have been, or
ganized and regular se'mi-monthl v
Two mire bred GerPv H11-
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olX beet DUlLs have hern rikircA
in .the 'county this year, three of If
ti, rriA ' : at
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One Dure bred Percheron. ctalUnn
was DrougM mto the county. .,
(Clinpd on p.g.. Eiglit) , . I dren in isolated areas.
Funeral Held Sunday
t or Mrs. Anna E.
Funeral services fnr frC a.
E. i Harrgton, 84, . who died at 11
ociock Saturday morning at the
home of her daughter, Mrs.' Robert
Pattillo in the Rabbit Creek sec
tion, were held at 3 o'clock Sunday
afternoon at ' Bethel Methodist
Mrs. Harrington's death followed
three days after a stroke of par
alysis. She was a sister of the late
Charles Ingram, who served Macon
county Doth assheriff and repre
sentative and the ' widow of the
Rev. S. H. Harrinetnn Rantict
minister of this county, who died
a number of years ago.
ot the Holly Springs Baptist church
but on account of the.
tion of the road approaching this
Luurcn, me tuneral was held at
cethel Methodist church n
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W. K . llnAffxt.rA i e ...
i ""Mwitvmu, iAsiur oi tne
I Franklin Bonfit .U..-u
1 r"pi. V.HUH.U oinciaiea,
""lcu uy. nic Rev. i. y. Edwards,
Pastor of Bethel church. Burial
was m the church cenfttery
''Pallbearers were - Elias Ammons,
I juuij jusuic, j. k.. rranklin, B. W
Justice,. John Fernuson anH R i?
I Henry. The church was filled to
capacity for the funeral. ..
. Suryiving Mrs Harrington are
. and. M.,ss .M?-ttie Pearl Har-
Mrs. Roy C. Dady
D!a af MAnI fl- rfc
oaiuraay, Jan. Z
L, , oy Uady- nee Miss
LMyrUe Frances Wyatt, died at the
F'aii mr. ana Mrs.
lohn Knhert Wvott -f Vf
"'-'v vniu, vj.,
an Saturday, Jan. 2. 1937. after a
serious, illness of several months.
. was wel1 known Franklin,
havinS taught French and Latin in
tne franklin high school for sev-
eral years before her marriage to
Koy uady of the United States
fores.t -service on June 28, 1933.
Funeral services were eA in th
Menlo Presbyterian churrh Sun.
day, Jan. 3. '
sl - aJ' " rrauKun, sne was active
., wort . f t,l u. u j
the WPrk. 5 the churches and
CAmrAnl J. 11.. 1 t
a nost ot , triends in the mm- 01
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muniry will mourn her oassin or
600 Toys Distributed to
Macon County Children
..rtD?ul 0.w ".me toys were
acoh county ehil-
Z NaHnn'v - .throuSh
the. Natonal Youth Administration
and the Macoti county recreation .
project, . under the suoervision
spectivrely of Mrs. J. A. Ordway
and Dr. T. J. O'Neil. (
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xiic iuvs were manp hv : crhnn
cmu.iren.un?er Arection of.rec- r"? ' 4 "
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room at Frankhn. - . C,rVV : 1 v--.-$1.15
. . ro K.. a '
MnUtl Hip (nue ,.. J.'.i.:l....J
Tn t-h fnifp ri!Mil.!i.k.i. j r'eld peas, bu.
? tnVys W"C
Christmas trees which
stmas trees which were set vl
29 schools ; throughout the
' ' : Mirougnoui me ;
.n,r5ef,n ...i.i-L. . Lrowder peas. bu.
rf Cf, "X. ...J IM Beans, bu. Jl.50
ine Pitts went arcrplv r.Ult
C. H. M'CLURE
Former County Commis
sioner Dies After
, Long Illness
Charles H. McClure, 8, died at
his home on Franklin Route 2,
Sunday at 12:45 p. ra, after' an
illness of several months. Direct
cause , of his death was attributed
to heart disease. ..
Funeral services were held at'the
home , Monday ' afternoon" at 3
o'clock with the Rev. J.' A. Flana-l
gan in charge. Interment, was in '
the Rush cemetery on the Georgia
Pallbearers were W. T. Moofe ,
Otto Brown, John BrabsorC T ' W.
Addington, Will Ledbetter and W.
Mr. McClure was born and rear
ed in Macon county and spent his '
entire life here, except for about
12 years when he lived in the. state !
Mr. McClure was a member and
a deacon of the Morrison Presby--;
terian churchy He served as a ''
county commissioner : for . several
terms. ; . :., ' iHT,'
Surviving him are his widow, who' '
before her" marriage was Miss
Etbel Gray; three daughtersMrs.
Homer P.- Nichols, of Tallahassee,
Fla., Mrs. W. B. Holden, of Chi
cago, 111., Miss Susan McClure, of,.
Franklin' Route. 2: three sons. .
Bryant; George and Bobby, of
naimiiu. iwuic .; . one soiivivoyv
by a former marriace. off the state
of Washington, and a brother,
Bynum McClure, of Clayton, Ga.
New Species of Black ;
Jack Moore, of Hiedonville. "ia
discovered what appears, in this
section at least, to be a new snecies
of black walnut tree. - .--
Instead of the usual four-niiar-
tered nut. thi
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quartered nuts and. a nrolifir' crnn
of them at that. The huts an larcrp
and well formed.
If anyone doubts the'authpntJn'tv
of this story, the editor can vouch
for the facts ; for Mr, . Moore
brought him a bae of the
and. choice nuts. . ..,'... ;
Rev. J.A.FIanagan Returns
f rom Black Mountain f
The sKev- J. A. Flanagan, pastor
OI inc. locaI Presbyterian church,
returned Monday morning . from
Black Mountain. N. C
had been preaching i n cnpriit
services for a week, in the Black
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satisfactory meetino- - c.v. umj.j.
acon county are nnw.Mci.lnl.
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