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VOL. LI I, NO. 8
FRANKLIN, N. C, THURSDAY, FEB. 25, 1937
$1.50 PER YEAR
Paddock Goes to Atlanta;
Parkman Transferred '
To Tallahassee 1
Several changes have been made
in the past Jew days in the admin
istrative staff of "the Nantahala
national forest in Franklin. ;
W. R. Paddock, who has tfeen
supervisor for the past '10 jnonths,
has been transferred to regional
headquarters in . Atlanta. He. will
be succeeded by P. H. Gerrard,
who is being sent from ; Atlanta
and is expected here the latter
part of the week. .
R. L. Parkman, administrative
accountant, has been ordered to
Tallahassee, Fla., and his place in
the accounting section will be tak
en by Jack O. . Werner, who has
been for some time a member of
the 'office, staff in Franklin.
Mri and Mrs. Paddock were en
tertained by the forest service per
sonnel at a farewell supper and
dance at the American Legion hall
last Friday night. '
Patton Leads Fight to
Revive Gerrymander Bill !
Representative R. A. Patton, of
Maconcounty, took the lead in an
effort in the N General. Assembly
Tuesday to revive the . Madison
icpunt gerrymandering ' bill which
had been tabled Monday night.
The following account is from
The Asheville ' Citizen of Wednes-
"Representative Robert A. Patton
and D. G. Giles led the fight Tues
, day to recall the measure from the
unfavorable calerfdar and' Repre
sentatives - Murphy and W. C.
Spruill, of ' Bertie, opposed it. '
-"The bill would have given the
Democrats control of normally Re
publican Madison county.
"Pattoq, in' seeking to recall the
' measure from the unfavorable cal
endar, said his lite had been threat
ened by Madison county Repub
licans for Jiis support of the bill,
afid he asserted that 'Guy Roberts,
of Marshall, has been read,-out of
. the Democratic party by the ex
" ecutiye committee.' He described
Roberts as 'one of the worst Re
rpublicans in Madison County' and
intimated Murphy's opposition was
prompted by Roberts.
'"Giles, defending his action in
sponsoring the bill, said he had 'no J
apologies to make for introducing
this bill.' '
" 'I do want to say this, he added,
I didn't offer the btll hastily, ami
only did so after careful and dt
consideration.' Spruill declared U
he didn't believe, that the ge
man from Macon (Mr. Patton
'"any western Democrat has
to speak for the people of.
son county; r. ,
- "Patton attempted to
ord vote on his motidii,
He said he wanted to 1
Democrats in this how
.! jLATESt QUOt
, (Prices listed belov
to change without no
Quoted by Farmer A
Chickens, heavy bri
Chickens,1 light welij
Eggs, doz. .
. Corn, bu. .
Pptatoes, Na 1, btiJ
field peas, bu.
, Crowder . peas, buj
1 lieans, bu. . . .
Lorida Beans,, bi1
Onions, bu. .
From Snow Grave
' IILIIIKIIV""" mmmmd
CARSON CITY, Nev. . . -Mrs.
Maude La Near, 19, and 'her daugh
ter, Donna, 2j pictured after being
rescued from a ; snow-buried auto
mobile after 15 days without food
or heat. The husband went for aid
County Agent's Office Is
Ready to Receive
.,' All farmers wishingtomake an
application for an emergency crop
loan this year may dp so by calling
at the County agent's office.
There will be some one in the
office every day to assist the farm
ers in making put thes.e loans. The
necessary blanks for making appli
cations have. been received and. in
order that the farmers niay receive
their loans at an eatly date, it is'
advised . by S, D.. .Alexander, , as
sistant' County Agent, that the;
make application at their earht
- Also . any intormation tt I a
farmer may desire concer lis
loan. may be had by inq at
the County Agent's offi
f res. will be
ashes ' are
:reby v killing
i general deJ
ng and fishing
this spring for
our natural re-
the fires from
intends to burn
'ase notify me or
:e by .telephone.
f, Phone 40.
1ms were killed and
grade crossing ac-
tahoma in the first
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TAKES NEW JOB
B. W. Johnson Goes To
Asheville as Editor Of
Blackburn W. Johnson,1 publisher
and editor of The Franklin Press
for the past six years,' has accepted
a position' as editor of the Farmers
Federation News, publislted by the
Farmers Federation, Inc., in Ashe
ville, ' " . '
Mr. Johnson succeeds GeVrge M.
Stephens, who has resigned as ed
itor of the Federation News and
entered the printing ibusjjness in
Although Mr. Johnson's new po
sition will require his full time, he
and: his. mother, Mrs. J. W. G
Johnson, will' continue as owners
and publishers of the paper. Mrs.
Johnson will have general super
vision over the editorial pdlicies
P. F. Callahan, for several years
in charce of the mechanical de
partment, will -serve as managingJ
editor in addition, to his other
duties, Carl P. Cabe, operator of
The Press1 - typesetting machine,
will be in charge ofv advertising,
while his wife, Mrs. Margaret Cabe,
will manage the 6ffice. :
The Works Progresskdminist. u
tion since pecembecT; 1935, his
spent more thari',000,000 in 1
Western. NorJ.h' Carolina cuuniic,
according ...to' W. K. Breese, fiftn
district director. .
The latest availaMe figures, those
through January 31 of this year,
show that the amount expendeu
was $2,967,104, Mr. Breese said, and
the February totals will run' this
well above the $3,000,UOO mark.
By far the largest portion of this
money has gone for relief labor,
the total being $2,154,000. Other
expenditures included : Non-reliet
labor, $299,000; materials and sup
plies, $294,000 j equipment, $72,500 ;
incidentals, $17,000; and materials
for sewing rooms, $119,604.
In addit'ion the. WPA has distrib
uted in these 17 . counties 11,518.
garments made in the sewing
rooms. . . ' ,
The above figures, Mr. Breese
said, do not include the cost of
materials furnished by sponsors of
projects, nor do they include the
amount the. sponsors have spent for
skilled labor. On many pr6jects- the
sponsors have been forced to pay
for " most of the skilled labor , be
cause such workers were not avail
able . on the relief rolls. , .
Rites for Mrs. Ridley
Held In Atlanta
Mrs. Lula Wilson Ridley, widow
of the, Rev. Caleb A. Ridley, died
in Atlanta, Ga., Sunday ahe'r 'an- ill
ness . of several ,days with double
pneumonia. !' , ,
The funeral services were con
ducted, in Atlanta on Monday. The
body was laid to nest in Wcstview
cemetery in that city.,
: The Reyt Caleb Ridley, who was
reared in the Franklin community,
was widely . known as a Paptist
minister, having held several im
portant pastorates in this and other
states. For some time he served
one of the largest congregations in
Atlanta. v s . ,
, In the Macon Theatre program',
printed on page 3 of this - issue,
the 'date for Saturday should read
February 27 instead of March 27.
To Head Yale 7
. . Charles Sey
mour (above), provost and history
professor at Yale, is to succeed
Dr. James R. Angell as president'
at the end of this year. He vas
t-Jected by the directors, Feb, 13th.
School Basketball Team
4 Showing Improvement
With Each Game ,
TheJ Franklin basketball -team,
whjch has beea practicing since the
Christmas holidays, has been show
ing -jnarked improvement -with each
game. ' ' ' ' ' ( ;.' ''
At the beginning of the season
they ; played about eight practice
games with CCC camps and. other
non-school teams and won about
half of Nthese.. In the high school
class they . were beaten by the
strong Robbinsville school,v but in
their next two games with the
Clayton high school, once at Clay
ton, Ga., and once! on their home
court, they were victorious.
One of their best games was
with the' Franklin All-Stars, which
was lost by the score of 52-46.
Other games on schedule are with
Lakemont, Burton - and probably
The boys who have shown best
in the games to date are, J. P.
Vinson, ' Billy Higdon, Dan Rey
nolds, Bo Henry, Sherill Henson,
Dennis Penland and Claude Leath
erman. Dennis Penland is the only
senior in the 1937 squad.
The above . boys and capable sub
stitutes have been showing a keen
interest, in the sport and next
year's team will probably be built
around these boys.
For Mrs. Margaret Henry
.Funeral services for ,Mrs.' Mar
garet Henry, 96, were held at the
Ellijay Baptist church, Friday after
noon, Feb. 19, at 2 :30. The Rev.
W. B. Underwood, pastor of the
Franklin Baptist church, was In
charge of the final ,r,ite&.
, Mrs. Henry died at her home on
Ellijay Thursday morning at 4
j'clock, after a two weeks' illness
with influenza. She had been a
member of the Sugarfork ' Baptis
church, later moving her member
ship to the Ellijay church, for more"
than 71 years.
Mrs. Henry was next to the old
est living woman in Macon county!
Surviving Mrs. Henry are four
daughters, Mrs. Martin F. Jones,
of Franklin; Mrs. Lon Amnions, of
Prentiss; Mrs. Ervin Ammons, of
Shortoff, and Miss Callie Henry, of
Ellijay; and one son, J. P. Hnry,
of Struthers, Ohio; , 21 grand
children and 24 great-grand v chil
dren. - H
NEW HAVEN .
END JOF WORK
Bills Taken Up; More
Macon County Bills
. With the local option liquor bill
passed, ratified and safely out of
the way the North Carolina Gener- '
al Assembly is moving this week
toward enactment of the revenue
bill and the appropriations measure.
The appropriations measure pro
vides for the spending of approxi
mately $145,00O;0OO during the 1937-
1939 biennrum, . " 1 '
The passage of the revenue and
appropriations measures will leave
the way clear for adjournment
which is expected about March 15.
'More Maoon County BUD
. Reprcx-ntative Patton's bill re
lating to :he tax books of Macon
county has been passed by the
house and sent to the senate. It
provides "that beginning with the
year 1938, no tax books in Macon
county shall be turned over to the
sheriff and or tax collector of said
county by the coun,ty commission
ers thereof 'until the first Monday
in December of the year, for which
they have", been prepared."
The House concurred in the Sen- "
ate amendments to Patton's bill
providing for the quadrennial as
sessment of property and appoint
ment of tax listers for Macon
county. It was ordered enrolled for
Also passed by the House was
Representative Patton's .bill to aid
in the collection of deliquent taxes
in Macon county.
The measure authorizes the coun
ty board of. commissioners of Ma
con to appoint on the first Monday
in May a delinquent tax,, collector
to handle back taxes for 1927 to
1934. His salary would not exceed
$200 a month. ; . , ; . ' '
, Two BUI Panted
Patton's bill to name C. S. Slagle,
Bunyan Justice, and C. L. Garner
to the Macon county Livestock
commission was passed by the
senate Wednesday.- ' ,
His bill to fix the compensation
of the members of the Macon
county board of commissioners at
$4 per day,' not exceeding 10 days
pay in any one month, and mileage.'
of five cents was' also passed-Wednesday,
Representative Patton's bill to
regulate legal advertising, in. Ma
con county has been sent to the
senate committee on counties, cities, '
and towns. ;It would prohibit ! Ma---con
county and municipalities there- '
in from paying more' than 70 cents
per inch for tax sales and fore
closures and other legal advertising.
If newspapers will not ' accept . this-.,
rate, the measure orders. the legal
notes posted at the courthouse and
three public places. 1
His bill to regulate mutual burial
associations in Macon county is be-
fore the house committee on judi- ;
ciary one. It provides.
"That lall funeral or burial asso
ciations now doing business in
Macon county, N. C, under what
is known as 'the Assessment Plan,' '
shall in their contracts, and, or pol
icies, by-laws or other provisions
already issued and made, provide
that in the1 event of the death of a .
member of such funeral or burial
association, in good standing, the
said association shair cause, to be
paid in lawful currency or coin to
any person, firm or corporation that
may supply the merchandise and
services for the burial o;f such
member the amount charged for
said merchandise and services not .
exceeding the amount contracted
for and stipulated in the contracts
and, or, policies, rules or by-laws'
of ' such association, and the excess,
if any, shall be paid, by said as- . '
sociation in lawful currency or coin
to the beneficiary of said deceased