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PROGRESSIVE, LIBERAL INDEPENDENT
VOL. LU, NO. 2
FRANKLIN, N. C. THURSDAY, JAN. 14, 1937
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Faison Ready To Assist
In Obtaining Debt '
John R. Faiso,n, County Super
visor in charge of the rural reha
bilitation program of the resettle
ment administration in Macon,
Clay .and Jackson counties, feels
that there may be, farmers in this
section in danger of losing, their
property from foreclosure, or other-
. wise in distress on account of debt,
who could be helped -by the farm
debt adjustment service which is
now a part of the rural rehabilita
tion program of the resettlement
"While thousands of distressed
debtors in the nation and hundreds
in this state 'have been helped to
clear .up their debt entanglements
land and chattel to the satisfaction
of both creditor and debtor, re
cent studies indicate that there, are
still those who do not take, ad
vantage of the friendly debt con
dition services offered by the re
settlement administration," Mr.
Many Adjustment Made
"While it is not always possible
to save a farm from foreclosure,
in many cases we do, and there is
always a good; chance that we can
be of some assistance." The farm
debt adjustment service is available
to all farmers in serious difficulty
on account of debts ' and it costs
nothing to apply," he declared.
.-.All one has to do is to address
a "postal card, or apply in person,
to his nearest county rural reha
bilitation . supervisor who will talk
oyer the applicant's problems and
advise him whether it is possible
to assist him. Mr. Faison's office
is located in the Higdon building,
East Main street, .Franklin. ;
Mr. Faison calls attention to the
fact that voluntary committees,
composed of public spirited citizens
without pay, other than actual ex
penses, have been ' organized in
every county to 'help with this
farm debt adjustment service.
"These committees' meet with the
debtor and creditor, try to have
the debt reduced ,in accordance
with the debtor's ability to, pay, or
to get the debtor more time in
which to pay off the debt, or to
find a jiew creditor.
To work with the rural rehabili
tation supervisors and with county
committees, and especially to han
dle the knottier problems, one or
more farm debt specialists have
been assigned in each state. These
specialists are well versed in the
problems of debt and 1 the intrica
cies of refinancing. They are pre
pared to make a careful study of
the more difficult debt problems.
Particularly are these specialists
called in where there is an emer
gency situation threatening imme
diate foreclosure. T. A. Holcombe
is the debt specialist, or farm debt
adjustment 'supervisor, as he is
technically called, covering this, and
several adjoining counties.
(Prices listed below are subject
to change without notice.)
Quoted, by Farmers Federation, Inc.
Chickens, heavy breed, hens 14c
Chickens light Jweight, lb. .. 12c
Eggs, doz. .". 20c
Corn, bu. ,( .85c
; Wheat, ibu. $1.10
Potatoes, No. 1 .$1.15
Field peas, ' bu. , . . . . . . . .$1.40
Crowder peas, bu.'K. ...$2.00
Vell6w Mammoth Soy
V Peans, bu. ............... .$1.40
J-ida Beans, bu. $1.60
Onions, bu. 75c
Quoted by Nantahala Creamery ,
Tlntterfat. lb. 30c ,
National Leaders Plan Gigantic Ball to Honor
President arid Raise Infantile Paralysis Fund
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The nation's biggest social
event, the celebration of . Presi
dent Franklin D. Roosevelt's fifty
fifth birthday anniversary, is set
for January 30, with more than
5,000 communities throughout the
country planning parties to raise
funds for the philanthropy closest
to the Chief Executive's heart,
and for infantile paralysis suffer
ers.. Colonel Henry L. Doherty, for
the fourth year chairman of the
national celebration,' is being as
sisted by many of the country's
foremost leaders in plans for the
events. Among those on his com
mittee are: Vincent Astor, Post
master General James A. Farley,
Ambassador Joseph E. Davies,
Will H. Hays,' Carl Byoir, general
director, Colonel Edward M. House,
Edsel B. Ford, Walter P. Chrys
ler, Capt Eddie Rickenbacker,
Patrick Cardinal ' Hayes, Bishop
Macon County Will Join
In Birthday Celebration
Ball To Be Held Night of
Jan. 30, On Porch of
Kelly's Tea Room
Macon county will join in the
great nation wide celebration of
President Roosevelt's 55th birth
day on January 30. . !
Plans for a public subscription
ball, to be held on the night of the
30th, were announced this week by
Dr. W. A. Rogers, who has been
appointed Macon county chairman
of the President's birthday ball
committee, and' by Harley R. Cabe,
clerk of court, who has been . ap
pointed by Dr. Rogers as chairman
of a committee on arrangements
for the ball,
Mr. Cabe announced that Miss
Lassie Kelly had offered the spa
cious inclosed porch of Kelly's Tea
Room, which was just ' recently
enlarged, as a place for holding
the ball in Franklin. ,
It is also thought likely that a
President's, birthday ball will be
given in. Highlands but; definite
arrangements for this have not yet
been, made. "
Arrangements for music for the
Franklin .ball are being made by a
committee composed of Mrs. Harry
Higgins and Ralph Penland. They
hope to gather together, the finest
group of amateur musicians ever
assembled in the county.
All of the ' proceeds from the
dance will ; be used for, the benefit
of infantile paralysis 1 sufferers.
Thirty per cent of it will go into
a national fund and the remaining
70 per cent will be used in this
county. Mr, Cabe expressed the
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A group of proteges of the Warm Springs, Ga., Foundaton, where
infantile paralysis sufferers are treated. Below, President Frank
lin D. Roosevelt, whose birthday January 30 is inspiration for the
nation-Vide-parties to raise funds for the fight against infantile
paralysis, and Colonel Henry L. Doherty, national chairman of the
ball for the fourth -year.
William T. Manning, Harvey S.
Firestone, Keith Morgan, General
John J. Pershing, Owen D.Young,
Howard Chandler Christy, Charles
G. Dawes and Admiral Cary T.
Society leaders, radio, motion
picture and theatrical stars are
joining forces to make the cele
90 Years Old
Mrs. Sarah Holbrooks
Mrs.. Sarah Annie Holbrooks cel
ebrated her 90th birthday on Wed
nesday, Jan. 6, at a dinner party
given her by relatives at Otto.
More than 30 people, both relatives
and friends attended the dinner,
at the conclusion of , which Mrs.
Holbrooks herself cut a huge birth
day cake, lighted with 90 candles.
All present congratulated Mrs.
,Holbrooks on her longevity, her
remarkable memory and unusual
The guesls included: William
Holbrooks, Lizzie Holbrooks, Ida
Holbrooks, , Belle Holbrooks, Meg
gie Holbrooks, Mrs. Ira Holbrooks,
Mrs. Huldah Keener, Mrs. Octa
Bates, Mrs. Jane Oliver, E. N.
Keener, H. J. Bates, Mr. and Mrs.
H. C. Moore of Hayesville, Mr.
and. Mrs. J. V. A. Moore of Hay
esville, Jack Buchanan and Eman
uel Buchanan of Waynesville, the
Rev.-K. Allen of Waynesville, the
Rev. and Mrs. Glover P. Ledford
of Hayesville, Annie Oliver Norton,
Ledore Oliver, Hilda Oliver, Alex
Holbrooks; Kate Holbrooks, Edna
,Rotin, Elmer Rotin, Maxine Rotin,
Kathenne Rotin, Martha Rotin,
Jennie Norton, Larken Holbrooks,
and Marguerite Holbrooks. :
hope that at least several hundred
dollars would be raised.
The admission for the dance will
be 50c per person, or $1.00 per
couple. : , .
brations the greatest series of
parties ever staged.
Meantime in cities, towns and
hamlets throughout the nation
millions of Americans are making
preparations for parties that wiu
eclipse in size and colorful enter
tainment those of any previous
GET 'A' RATING
County Health Depart
ment Explains Grad
Both of Macon county's commer
cial dairies Addington's Dairy and
the Nantahala Creamery have
been given Grade "A" ratings, it
was announced this week' by Her
man Plcmmons, county sanitary in
Addington's rating is for raw
milk, and that of theN Nantahala
Creamery is for pasteurized milk.
The grades of all local milk sup
plies, Mr. Plemmons said, have
been determined by the district
health department:' in . accordance
with the . standard ordinance- code
of the U. Si public; health service,
which was adopted by the Macon
county board of health in April,
1936. He, praised the local milk
producers; as "most generous in
their cooperation with the health
department in . modernizing their
plants to "meet code requirements."
, Advice to Conafuriiers
The health department urged all
customers to buy milk on the basis
of grade, pointing out that milk
varies greatly both in sanitary qual
ities and nutritive value.' These
differences are not obvious to the
unaided senses, and therefore, milk
should be graded just as other
commodities, such as beef, fruit,
wheat and coal. , .
The grading of milk in accord
ance with a simple classification has
great economic and sanitary impor
tance. Such a system furnishes the
purchaser with a, ready method of
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S. H. LYLE SELLS
New Owners Plan 3 Pro
grams Daily of First
Negotiations were completed
Wednesday for sale of the Macon
Theatre by S. H. Lyle, of Frank
lin, to G. L. Tomlin, of Clayton,
Ga., and associated interests.
The new owners, it was announc
ed, will take over management of
the theatre Monday, and have ap
pointed Charles Ingram as man- -ager.
Mr. Ingram, a son of, the
late C. L. Ingram, for some years
sheriff of Macon county, has been
connected for several years past
with the Rabun Theatre, at Clayton,
which is also operated by Mr.
Tomlin. Mr. Tomlin's wife is the
former Miss Margaret Ingram.
Starting Monday, Mr. Tomlin
said, matinees will be held each
afternoon at the Macon Theatre in
addition to two performances each ,
evening. The matinee will start
at 3:30 p. m. and the evening' per-
formances at 7 and 9 p. m. He said
the programs would be designed as
nearly as possible to last two"
hours and would consist of first
run pictures of the leading pro
ducers. ... "We intend," Mr. Tomlin con-. r
tynued, "to give the. people', of
Franklin arid Macon county first'
rate entertainment, offering pro- "
grams as good as those offered by
the best theatres in the cities. We
have contracts with all of .the!
major producers and are in ' ppsi
tion to obtain the best motion pic
ture bookings available"
Boy Who Held Mad Dog
Praised , as Hero
Harold Woody, Franklin school
boy who barehanded overcame a
mad dog, , has been recommended
to Kate Smith, radio star, for pub
lic recognition as a hero.
After receiving last week's issue '
of The Press-Maconian, containing
the story of Woody's deed, W. W.
Abercrombie of Daytona Beach,
Florida, clipped the. article and sent
it to Miss Smith, who administers
a fund to reward splendid deeds.
In a letter to The Press-Macon- ,
ian, Mr. Arbercrombie remarked,
"I wish you would tell him
(Woody) , ;that I consider his a
brave deed, It took real courage,
guick thinking and quick acting to
do it." "
Patron introduces Bill
To Halt Foreclosures, .'
A bill designed to pos'tporie tor
90 days the., foreclosure... of ; tax
sale certificates in. Macon county
was introduced in . the general as
sembly at Raleigh, Wednesday, by
Representative Robert R. Patton.
It was Mr. Pattpn's first bill of
the 1937 legislature. The measure
provides that "the board of county.
Commissioners, of : Macon county
are hereby ' authorized, empowered
and directed to postpone the fore
closure of all , tax sale certificates
in Macon county for a period of
90 . days from the ratification of
this act. No further payment shall
be made by said commissioners of
any sheriff's fees, lawyer's fees,
advertising "or any other expense
in connection with the foreclosure
of said tax sales certificates dur
ing said 90-day period."
Word received from Raleigh this
week told of Mr. Patton's appoint
ment as chairman of the committee
for the deaf and dumb. He was
also named a member of several