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The Franklin press and the Highlands Maconian. (Franklin, N.C.) 1932-1968, January 14, 1937, Image 1

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V PROGRESSIVE, LIBERAL INDEPENDENT VOL. LU, NO. 2 FRANKLIN, N. C. THURSDAY, JAN. 14, 1937 $1.50 PER YEAR . , r ' ' -' - 4 '! v AID OFFERED FARM DEBTORS Faison Ready To Assist In Obtaining Debt ' Adjustments 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 administration. - "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. Faison said. 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. franklin Produce Market LATEST, QUOTATIONS (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 . ' - 'Ml- 'ft' ! V, U' it n Vi .-. 1V j. "ti . . ' ::.Vy' jv -T: VI 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 I fc,M,MmT,Y,..iiw nhT", in.nMi ..mniin,,,',"!! 1 - X f-,t. X. nJ .' i 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. Grayson. Society leaders, radio, motion picture and theatrical stars are joining forces to make the cele 90 Years Old Mrs. Sarah Holbrooks Celebrates Birthday- 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 good health. 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 year. MACON DAIRIES GET 'A' RATING County Health Depart ment Explains Grad ing System 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 spector. , 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 (Continued on Pag Twelve) . ' S. H. LYLE SELLS MACONTHEATRE New Owners Plan 3 Pro grams Daily of First Run Pictures 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" Lauds Woody 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 other committees. ii "ii . -i -1 4 3 . H ', 9 U4 V.

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