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The Franklin press and the Highlands Maconian. (Franklin, N.C.) 1932-1968, January 21, 1937, Image 1

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! ) PROGRESSIVE LIBERAL INDEPENDENT VOL. LH. NO. 3 FRANKLIN, N. C, THURSDAY, JAN. Zl, 1937 $1.50 PER YEAR ntfo : Mo.-' X1 BRYANT MOVES T0NEW.HOME ; Furniture Store Occupies Modern Building On Public Square Oscar C. Bryan, born and rear- : ed in Macon county, realized ,a lifelong dream this week when he moved his furniture store and fun eral home into his own building, formerly occupied by the Joines Motor company; irl 'Mr. Bryant bought thtTbuilding, on the Public Square, in)ctober r at a price reported to be $13,000 and since then he has spent sev eral thousand dollars in remodeling - and redecorating the building to suit his own purposes. Building Remodeled The structure, a two-story brick building fyith basement, has been made thoroughly modern, and it is now the largest -single business establishment inMacon county. It occupies asite90 by 95 feet. The main floor, forming a single well-lighted room, is .utilised as a display room, for furniture. Part of the second' floor is used for the same purpose, with one large rnnm ; set aside for room ensembles and another used for storage. Most of the second floor, how ever, is devoted to funeral parlors and casket disolav rooms. One , 'of the parlors is sufficiently large for use as a funeral chapel. The basement is set aside for a garage and storage room. An elevator has been installed connect W all three floors. MnAern litrhfinor fixtures SUDDIv """"plentiful light at night- for both the first and second floors. Kmttn Oncfn House Mr 'Brvant this week extended an open invitation to the people of this and adjoining counties to visit his new establishment, where he plans to carry a wide range of furniture and household lurnismngs. Mr. Bryant, strange to say, first entered business in Franklin at an old store building occupying the same site as the building he now owns and " occupies. That was in 1931. His business then was not furniture, but candy and produce. He remained in this business until 1923, when he accepted a position with John Trotter, Franklin dry goods merchant. In 1925 he entered the furniture business with his brother, Harve Bryant, in the old Allman building, now owned by the American Legion, on West Main street. Two years later they moved their store, the Bryant ' Furniture company, to the location now occupied by Leach Brothers hardware store. Then, in 1928, the store - was moved to the McCoy Building, and several years later Oscar Bryant bought out his broth er's interest. . ,"v Now Mr. Bryant has moved his establishment into his own build ing, one of the largest and most modern not only in Franklin but in all of the counties west of Buncombe. Franklin Produce Market LATEST QUOTATIONS (Prices listed below are subject to change without notice.) Quoted by Farmers Federation, Inc. Chickens, heavy breed, hens 13c Chickens, light weight, lb . . 11c Eggs, doz 17c Corn, bu. ; 90c- Wheat, bu. $1.10 , Potatoes, No. 1 $1.20 Fied peas, bu. $1.40 Crowder peas. bu. ......... .$2.25 Yellow Mammoth Soy i Ttoane Kn 1 K "i -r-. Lrida Beans, bu .$1.65 Ontipns, bu. .. 70c Qujioted by Nantahala Creamery' Butterfat, lb , , , . . . 30c Carter Glass at 79 ) T WASHINGTON . . . Above is Sena tor Carter Glasa of Virginia, who at 79 is the oldest member of the U. S. Senate. He first served in the 57th Congress. He was Secre tary of the Treasury in the Wil son Cabinet Senator Glass cele brated his birthday two days be fore the opening of the present 75tn Congress. PLEMMONS BOY BADLY INJURED Expected to Recover after Auto Accident On Palmer Street Paul Lee; Plemmons,. 10-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs; Herman Plemmons, of White Oak street, was seriously injured at 6 o'clock Wednesday evening when he was knocked down and run over by an automobile driven by W, Cabe, of Clark's Chapel. H, Deputy Sheriff John Dills, who investigated the accident, reported it was unavoidable, and no charges were made against Mr. Cabe. The Boy was reported to have skated off the sidewalk on Palmer street, just above the Burrell Motor company's garage, into the street in front of the approaching automobile. Mr. Cabe was said to have run his car into a ditch in attempting to stop it as quickly as possible. An ambulance was called and . the boy was taken, to Angel hospital. Mr. Cabe accompanied him and then reported to Sheriff Slagle immediately. ' Paul's Injuries ' At' the hospital today it was re ported that young Plemmons had suffered a fracture of the left thigh, a fracture .of the left arm at the shoulder and concussion of the brain. "Dr. Furman Angel said that although his injuries were very serious the youth's condition was satisfactory and he would re cover. The boy was unconscious for eight hours. Paul's father, who is county san itary officer, said he had repeated ly warned the youth not to skate in the streets. Production Credit Group To Meet Tuesday The annual meeting of the Ashe- ville Production Credit Association will be held at 10 Tuesdsry morn ing, January. 26 at the courthouse at Asheville, according to an an nouncement by J. A. Hudgens, president. The Asheville Production Credit Association serves 6 western coun ties, including Macon, and furnishes short term; credit for production and other purposes, to its mem bers. Mr. Hudgens said the As sociation now has 347 members. At the meeting in Asheville, re ports will be received on last year's operations, directors .will be elected and plans made for 1937, 1 OLDEST GRAY VETERAN DIES Rev, J. N. Arnold, 97, Dead ; Only 5 Confederate Veterans Left The Rev. John N. Arnold, oldest confederate veteran in Macon county, and thought to be perhaps the oldest resident of the county, died at 4 :00 Friday morning at the home of his brother, Walter Arnold in the Cullasaja section. He was 97 years old on January 8. The Rev. Mr. Arnold's death leaves only five confederate veter ans living in this county. Mr. Arnold had been ill about three months. He was a native of Macon county and during the war between the states, served in Com pany K., 9th North Carolina Regi ment. He was taken prisioner 18 months before the close of the war and held by the federal troops until the war ended. Mr. Arnold became a member of the Baptist church-at the age of 21 and later entered the Baptist ministry. He ' held various pastor ates in the county prior to his re tirement, a number of years ago. At one time, he "was an active Mason. Surviving Mr. Arnold besides his brother Walter are his sister, Miss Mary Arnold; a son, Oscar; and two daughters, Mrs, Cannie Crisp and Mrs. Lassie Genter, all of Cullasaja. The funeral was held at 2:30 Friday afternoon at Sugarfork Baptist, church , with ..the Rev, George Cloer officiating; IJurial was m the church cemetery. CHILD'S DEATH INVKTIGATED Sheriff A. B. Slagle and Coroner C M. Moore investigated Monday the death ?f the five-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. John Mathis, of Cowee. The child died at midnight Saturday,' eight days after his fath er was alleged to have beaten him severely with a leather strap.. Dr. Furman Angel, who examined the boy's body at the request of the sheriff and the coroner, said death was due to pneumonia, and upon this report no charges were made and no inquest was deemed necessary. The father was reported to have gone to South Carolina several days before his son's death. The case was brought to the at tention of the sheriff by relatives of the child, who were reported to have told him that Mathis had beaten the boy with a strap in punishment for cursing. The body of the child was said to have borne a number of bruises. Will Rogers Picture Coming Next Week "Steamboat Round the Bend," Will Rogers' last motion picture, heads the bill next Monday and Tuesday at the Macon Theatre, ac cording to an announcement by Charles Ingram, manager. , It is a story of the Claremont Queen, a Mississippi river steam boat which accidentally becomes the property of Dr. John (Will Rogers); Fleety Belle, a swamp girl in , love with Duke, Will's nephew, and a search tip and down the river for a psalm-singing re vivalist, wanted as an eye witness to a killing. The show is capped off by a race; between the Clare mont Queen . and the Pride of Paducah, operated by Captain Eli (Irvin S. Cobb). - , , t .Mr. Ingram said that although it was Will Rogers' first attempt at a serious role, it1, is one of hb best pictures. '. New Patton Bills Arouse Opp Letters and Petitions Urge Defeat of Measures To Create Jury Commission, To Cut Jailor's Fees to 45 Cents a Day per Prisoner, and To Remove George Carpenter and Howard Valentine as Magistrates; Bill To Defer Tax Foreclosures Passed by House; Taxpayers Worried as to Effect on Negotiations for Bond Refunding. The past .week in the general assembly at Raleigh, brought passage in the lower house of Representative Robert A. Patton's bill to postpone tax foreclosure suits in Macon coiinty and the introduction of three more bills pertaining to this county. The tax foreclosure bill, designed to defer action for 90 days from ratification of the measure, was passed on final reading in the house of representa tives Saturday morning and sent to the senate, where on Monday it was referred to judiciary committee No. 1. Representative Patton informed The Press-Maconian that this bill was intended only as a temporary measure until he could devise an other bill providing for ' some sort of settlement of delinquent taxes He added that he had not decided along what lines to draw the de linquent tax bill he intends " later to introduce. Bond Resettlement Sought With the foreclosure - postpone ment bill still pending in the upper house, two representatives of the county board of commissioners George B. Patton, county attorney, and C. Tom Bryson, register of deeds and clerk to the' board left Wednesday for Raleigh to con fer with bondholders' representa tives concerning refunding of the rounty's bonded indebtedness, amounting approximately to $90,000. Taxpayers in close touch with the situation were concerned as t6 how Representativex Patton's bill would affect pending negotiations on the resettlement proposal, which, it has been estimated, would save the taxpayers of the county $200,000 over a period of 30 years and greatly reduce annual interest pay ments. New Bill Introduced The three new bills introduced by Representative Patton are sum marized as follows: To create a jury commission for Macon county composed of Alex Moore, of Franklin ; Charles Rog ers, of Prentiss, and Sam Gibson, of West's Mill. This commission would supplant the county commis sioners in drawing superior court juries. To remove Howard Valentine and George Carpenter as justices of the peace in Macon county and to substitute for them C. A. Setzer and Noah Evans. To abolish the turnkey's' fee of the Macon county jailor and to limit to 15 cents per meal and 45 cents per day the amount that shall be paid the1 jailor for boarding county prisoners. Violation of this measure would be punishable by a fine of not less than $100 or im prisonment of not less than 30 days. Opposition Aroused Upon news of introduction of the jury commission bill, it .was re ported, several letters were sent to Raleigh by influential citizens opposing the measure and request ing that ft not be passed. The other two measures also brought protests and today peti tions were being circulated through out the county requesting that both bills be killed. Scores of Demo- eras signed both the bill, relating osition to the jailor's fees and the one to remove Valentine and George Car penter as justices of the peace. Mr. Valentine no longer lives in the county, but Mr. Carpenter does. He has served as a magistrate for a number of years and, although he is a Republican, numerous Demo crats rallied to his support and signed the petition or wrote letters to members of the legislature urg ing his retention in office. John Dills, the county jailor, it was learned by The Press, now receives 60 cents " as a turnkey's fee for each prisoner admitted to the jail, and 75 cents' a day board for each prisoner. He obtained the job by contract issued after bids were submitted to the county com missioners. The bill to create -a jury com mission was accompanied by a companion measure to repeal a law enacted under the sponsorship of Frank Ray two years ago pro viding that grand juries in Macon county should serve for one year. Passage of the repealer would re turn the county to the system of drawing a new grand jury at each term of superior court. . . ' Under the jury commission bill, each member of the ' commission would receive $5 for each day's services required in selecting juries. In the past juries have been drawn by a child unable to read in the presence of the county com missioners. Chaplain Rejected, But Prayer Held Essential ' RALEIGH, Jan. , 20. In addition to his duties as reading - clerk in the house of representatives, Editor Dan Tompkins of the: : Jackson County Journal has the task of leading the representative in prayer at the opening of each day's . ses sion. The task was assigned to him by Speaker Gregg Cherry,-of Gas ton, last Saturday after a petition from the Raleigh Ministerial as sociation was jread Urging appoint ment of a full-time paid chaplain for the house. Deeming a chaplain an unnecessary expense but prayer a necessary requisite to good .legis lation, the speaker directed,, , the reading clerk to lead the house in saying the Lord's prayer each morning. HAVE QUILTING t A spend the d- V was held at thi." E, Wyman, Th by the Woma . ciety of t" church. A 7 for the So( of it as it bountiful hi

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