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VOL. LI I, NO. 7
FRANKLIN, N. C, THURSDAY, FEB. 18, 1937
$1.50 PER YEAR
Report by Administrator
Of Work Done In
(Speoial to The PreM-Maoonian)
RALEIGH, N. C, Feb. 17-Sta-tistics
released today by George W.
Coan, Jr., state administrator, North
, "Carolina Works Progress Adminis
tration, show thatt 74.9 miles of
farm-to-market roads have been
completed in Macon, county by re
lief workers since the inauguration
of the works program 16 months
Three hundred forty-two laborers
have been employed on the several
units of this county-wide project,
and federal expenditures thus far
amount to $80,471.86. Over 36 miles
of road is still under construction.
Work on the Macd.n county" high
way system includes proper drain
age of road beds, straightening
dangerous curves, widening, build
ing culverts and bridges, and .sur
facing with gravel or crushed
stone. A corns of highly trained
engineers make a regular inspec
tion of these roads, and experi
enced project supervisors arc in
Fit Into Work Program
"Farm-to-market roads, due to
their low material cost, fit nicely
into the works program," stated
Administrator Coan. "and improve
ments by WPA, particularly in the
mountainous counties of North
Carolina. Y 'haVtf Enabled thousands
of " rural families to, for the first
time, fully enjoy the benefits of
communication with urban centers.
"I. oersonallv." said Mr. Coan
"am deeply interested in improved
county roads, and sponsors of
farm-to-market road projects have
met and will continue to meet a
warm and hearty welcome when
they seek aid for that purpose from
the North Carolina works progress
"The first aim of the works
oroeress administration." Adminis
trator Coan continued, "is to create
employment for persons in need of
work who are able and willing to
work. Our' projects must be bene
ficial and economically sound. They
must be needed by the sponsors,
and we prefer that the cost of nec
essary materials and tools be mod
erate as compared with the labor
cost. There is no question that a
program lifting farm families from
impassable mud and sand is both
beneficial and' needed, while the
cost other than for labor is lower
that for the average type of work."
"Supervised by Competent Engineers
"Through the supervision of com
petent engineers we are, endeavor
ing to build roads that are struc
turally sound, whether we are mak
ing use of an old road bed, building
or repairing bridges or undertaking
entirely new construction. Where
rook is available we are making
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" (Prices listed below are subject
to change without notice.)
Quoted by Fanners Federation, Inc.
Chickens, heavy breed, hens 13c
: ' Chickens, light weight, lb. ; . 9c
Eggs, doz, 18c
Corn, bu. 95c
Wheat, bu. ...$U5
, Potatoes, No. 1,' bu. . . . . . .$1.25
Field peas, bu. ............. .$1.50
y Crowder peas, bu, ........ .$2.25
Yellow Mammoth Soy
Beans, bu. ......... . , ; . . . .$150
irida Beans; bu .$2J0O
ms, bu. J5c
X Addel y Nantahala Creamhry
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Pictured above is a typical stretch of farm-to-market road built by the North Carolina Works Progress
Administration. More than seven hundred miles of such . road has been completed in the mountainous
counties of the Fifth District since work began in October, 1935, 74.9 miles of which is in Macon county.
Total of $880.43 Has Been
Still Coming In
Donations received by the Macon
county chapter of the Ked Cross
since last week total $42.22, bring
ing the amount given for the reliet
of flood sufferers in Macon county
to $880.43, and donations are com
ing in every day.
Contributions listed since last
week are as follows:
From B. Y. P. U. Franklin Bap
tist church, Mrs. George Anderson.
From the Otto community $35.48
was received from the following
$5.00 contribution,' Mrs. Blanche
Other contributors; Pauline Cabe,
C. R. Cabe, Nan McDowell, Mrs.
Lucy Bradley, Quinn Cabe, Leon
ard Meyers, Parker Norton, Mrs.
Jess Carpenter, . Charles Shope,
John Shope, Mrs. John Shope, Mrs.
Eva Carpenter, Jess Carpenter,
Lillian Carpenter, Mr. and Mrs.
John Vinson, Mr. and Mrs. Tom
McDonnell, J. E: Cabe, John Seagle,
John Cohley, Joe Bradley, Raleigh
Norris, Mildred Moffitt, Selma
Jenkins, Hal Cabe, H. H. McDowell,
J. M. Cabe, Norman Cabe, Troy
Bradley. Robert Stewart. Willie
Keener, Grady Henson, EdHenson,
Frank Norton, Duncan Butler. Tom
Shope, J. L. - Young, D. P. Cabe,
Bea Mozeley, Floyd Thomas, Jess
Norton, Charles Ledford, Mrs. Mary
Patton Heard On
Representative Patton, of Macon
county, delivered a short address
over the radio from Raleigh Tues
day night at 7:30 in which he de
scribed the opportunities and ad
vantages" to be found in Western
Mr. Patton also commented up
on the speed and efficiency of the
present general assembly in dealing
with major legislation and predict
ed adjournment about March 15.
Clerk of Presbytery
The Rev. J. A. Flanagan, of
Franklin, was elected stated clerk
at a meeting of the Asheville pre's.
bytery Tuesday morning at the
First Presbyterian chuch 'in that
city. y A
Mr. Flanagan succeeds the Rev.
W. A. Murray, of Blaik Mountain.
whose resignation wis accepted at
WPA Improves County Road System
Being Improved at Schools
. In County
During the past several months
much has been done to improve
water supplies at a number of
rural schools, through the coopera
tion of M. D. Billings, county sup
erintendent of schools; the Nation
aV Youth" Administration tinder ' the
supervision of Mrs. J. A;'Ordway;
the local communities who have
raised funds for the purchase of
materials and public spirited citi
zens'", who have donated water
rights and rights-of-way for pipe
.The projects have been planned
and supervised by H. H. Plemmons,
county sanitary engineer, who has
also designed and obtained approval
of a WPA project to install gravity
water systems at every school in
the county where water is available,
and to protect all wells where run
ning, water cannot be obtained.
This work is scheduled to start in
the near future. ' ,
Among the projects completed, or
under way -with N. Y. U. workers,
are -Oakdale school, 300 feet of
pipe;- Mulberry, 1,150 feet of pipe.
The water rights and right-of-way
were donated by Mr. and Mrs.
Newman. Otto school, 1,700 feet of
pipe; water rights and right-of-way
were donated by Mr. and Mrs.
M. L. Liner and Mr. and Mrs. Ed.
Bradley. Maple Springs, 100 feet of
pipe ; spring" is on the school prop
erty. WaLnut Creek, 600 feet of
pipe ; water rights and right-of-way
were granted by Mr. and Mrs.
W. A. Keener. Salem, 1,000 feet of
pipe was taken up, cleaned out
and relaid; water rights and right-of-way
were donated by Mr. and
Mrs. Estes and Mr. and Mrs. Bry
son. Springs have been protected
at Watauga, Mashburn Branch and
Olive Hill. Also a well protected
and pump installed at Lower Tes
enta with the cooperation of Mr.
Buchanan, owner of the well.
Ben Hedden Run Over
By Own Truck
Ben Hedden,' of Walnut Creek,
was tken to Angel hospital Sat
urday afternoon after being run
over and painfully injured by his
H'was driving near his home
wnen his truck became stalled and
he dismounted and went to the
rear to push. When he reached
the rear , of the trtfck his foot
slipped and he feel under a wheel,
the truck backing over his left leg
and across his chest.
There were no bones broken and
his injuries are not serious.
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MRS HENRY, 96
Aged Woman Passed
Away at Her Home
Mrs. Margaret Henry, died
at, her home on Ellijay Thursday
morning at 4 o'elock after an ill
ness of two weeks with influenza.
She had been unable to get about
.for a long time and had been con
fined to her bed most of the time
for the past two years
Funeral services will be held at
the Ellijay Baptist church tomor
row (Friday) afternoon at 2:30
o'clock. She had been a member
of this church for many years.
Mrs. Henry was a great reader
and had read the Bible through a
number of times.
In her early womanhood Mrs.
Henry spent much time carding,
spinning and weaving, producing
much of the cloth for the family
clothing. She also made many
blankets and coverlets, digging the
roots and dyeing the thread, and
had a number for which she had
refused a fancy price.
Surviving Mrs. Henry are four
daughters. Mrs. Martin F. Tone.
of Franklin; Mrs'. Lon Amnions,
of Prentiss; Mrs. Ervin Ammons,
of Shortoff, and Miss Callie Henry,
of Ellijay; one son, J. P. Henry,
of Struthers, Ohio; 21 grandchil
dren and 24 great-grandchildren.
Struck by Car
Fred Lewis Run Down by
Fred Lewis, 51, of Cartoogechaye,
was seriously injured Saturday
night when struck by a car on the
Murphy road, about three miles
from Franklin. He was taken to
the Angel hospital and is reported
to be suffering from concussion of
the brain, laceration of one ear
and bruises about the chest and
It is reported that Lewis and
Travis Dryman were walking along
the road about 12 o'clock Saturday
night when Dryman stepped off
the highway to a nearby: branch
to get a drink of water, and while
he was away the car, driven by
an unknown, driver, came along at
high speed and struck Lewis. It
is said that the driver did not slow
down but sped on his way and
there is no clue as to his identity.
The condition of Lewis is said
to be satisfactory'and he will prob
ably recover. ,
State-Wide Vote Killed;
The county option liquor bill,
which has been pending in tlie
was passed by the senate late
Tuesday without a record vote.
Several minor amendments to
the bill were adopted and it was
sent back to the house of reprer
seulatives for approval as amended.
, It is thought that the bill will
be ratified into law some time to
day. An amendment, calling for a
state-wide referendum on the liquor
question was defeated by a vote of
17 to 17. Senator Kelly Bennett of
this district was one of those
voting against the amendment.
It will be recalled that when this
bill was passed by the house Rep
resentative R. A. Patton, of Macon
county, voted for its passage.
What Measure Provide
Under the measure, each county
could call for elections on the crea
tion of liquor stores. .
The adopted amendments, would:
1. Prohibit football drinking, or
at any other public assembly.
2. Cause stores to fix uniform
3. Allow stricter supervision of
stres and prohibit the placing of
a liquor store in a township which
voted dry although the county vot
4. Require a 20-day n6T3te1f the
opening of the registration books
and provide for one ballot instead
of two as previously stipulated. :
The measure also specifically pro
hibits drinking of the beverages on
the premises of the county stores
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anu on any puunc roaa or street,
but does not prohibit drinking
liquor in hotels and cafes which is
taken there by persons purchasing
No limit is set on possession of
legal whiskey, but in counties
which do not vote for liquor stores"
the Turlington act limit of one
gallon . for the use of bona fide
guests will continue in effect.
A resident of & dry county,
under the option act, may legally
purchase one gallon of liquor in a
wet county and take it to or
through a dry county, but it must
not be opened while in transit,
Purchase of one gallon outside the
state and its transportation into
North Carolina is permitted. .
Patton Introduce Local BiDa
Representative Patton has intro
duced a bill to create a livestock
commission for Macon county and
the measure is now before the
house committee on agriculture.
" The bill provides:
"Section 1. That there is hereby
Macon county to be composed of
three members as follows : C. S.
Slagle, Bunyan Justice, and C. L.
Garner. The members of the said
livestock commission shall receive
the sum of $3 per day and actual
expenses when actually engaged in
the performance of their duties,
That any vacancy in said commis
sion shall be filled by the other l
"Section 2. That the county com
missioners of Macon county are
hereby authorized and directed to
purchase not more than 10 bulls, of
such beef breed as may be decided -on
by the said livestock commis
sion, and also one jack. Said ani
mals shall be used for the ex
clusive benefit of the stockraisers
and citizens of Macon county and
shall be and remain the property
ot tne county.
"Section 3. That the livestock
commission shall have full charge
of the animals herein directed to
be purchased and shall provide for
their care, upkeep and control and
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