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VOL. LII, NO. 18
FRANKLIN, N. C, THURSDAY, MAY 6, 1937
$1.50 PER YEAR
More Structures Going Up
Than at Any Time In
More building is being done now
in Franklin than at any time for
many years, and the same state
. incut holds good for highlands and
for some other sections of the
'The finishing work is -being done
on the Leach Brothers building be
tween Angel's drug store and the
Macon Theatre "and it is expected
that it will be completed within a
very short time. The building . has
two store rooms, a second story
and a basement under all. One of
the rooms on the main floor will be
occupied by Mrs. Hugh Leach, who
will conduct a modern tea room.
The entire front of the second
story will be occupied by Mrs.
Frances Moody Higdon with a
ladies' dress, hat and novelty shop,
which will be opened Saturday.
W. G. Burrell, of the Rurrell.
Motor Co., has finished excavation
on the large lot which he-recently
bought adjoining the Munday hotel
and has had stone and other ma
terials hauled in t preparatory to
building a modern filling station
and probably other buildings,
though his plans are not yet com
Miss Lassie Kelly, owner and
proprietor of Kelly's Tea Room, on
West Main street, has added an
annex to the dining room, a new
kitchen and six .new bedrpoms with
The Franklin- Methodist church
has recently , installed a new heat
ing plant and completely renovated
the church building inside and out,
and also painted the parsonage.
Work is under ' way on two new
residences, that of Mr. and Mrs.
Lee Guffey, a five-room brick and
tile on Bidwell street, and a .nine
room, stone structure being built on
West Main street by Miss Eliza
beth Slagle. "
Mr. Alex Moore has completed
a nine-room dwelling on Iotla street
into which he moved Tuesday.
Captain George A. McBride, of
New Orleans, La., has purchased a
lot from . Mrs. H. O. Cozad, and
has a residence under construction.
Also a new dwelling is going up
.on Green street, that of Carl Green.
Excavation is in progress for a
brick and tile store room, 33x80,
on Iotla street in the rear of the
A & P store, 'which , will be built
by Walter Ledford and is expected
to be ready for occupancy by
Also Major Carmack has for
some time had a' large force of men
at work building and making va
rious improvements at the Frank
Jin Lodge and Golf club, which is
now open for the season.
Doctors Furrhan and Edgar Angel
expect to begin next week on the
work of preparing modern office
rooms on the second floor of their
building on Main street, the first
floor of whjch was remodeled last
fall and is occupied by the Macon
t&nc& Rimmer has bought a
leeu nwcii sireei ana expects
loTf f the erection of a mod
safetr r, the near future, and
SSL kvr ot!,ers wh -
u aunngtne. summer.
ess Shop to
Saturday, May 8, Mrs.
oody Higdon will open
"l dress and novelty shop
ond tloor of the new
don has just returned
York where she bought
stock of the very latest
" -ld she invites the ladies
l ADunty, as well as vis-tiiJl-iMand
inspect her stock,
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Starts at Baptist Church
The Franklin Baptist church will
conduct a series of revival and
evangelistic services commencing on
Sunday, May 9, and continuing for
two weeks. The pastor, the Rev.
William B. Underwood, will do the
preaching, the local choir will be in
charge of the music.
Pre-revival prayer meetings were
held in various sections of the city
on Tuesday and Thursday evenings
preceding the meetings.
During the meetings services will
be held twice daily, morning and
evening. If you are in our commun
ity, worship with us.
Mayor and Commissioners
Chosen Tuesday After
The town of , Highlands elected
a mavor and five commissioners
Tuesday after one of the hottest
campaigns in the history of the
.W. S. Davis was elected mayor
over J. C. Mell by a vote of 146
to 100, and the following were
chosen as commissioners: H. S.
Talley, W. H. Cobb, G. D. Edwards,
G. W. Marett and D. W. Wiley.
Following is the vote for the va
J. C. Mell, 100.
W. S. Davis, 146.
M. A. Pierson, 66.
L. W. Rice, 88.
D. W. Wiley, 114.
G. W. Wilson, 45.
S. A. Wilson, 73.
W. A. Hays, 97.
G. D. Edwards, 144,
II. S. Talley, 196.
W. II. Cobb, 168.
J. E. Rideout, 51.
G. W. Marett, 141.
Given Saturday at Macon
Several hundred persons gathered
at the Macon Furniture store Sat
urday afternoon at 3 o'clock for
the awarding of premiums which
marked the close of a . six weeks'
Those holding prize winning cou
pons were: Earl Mason, Prentiss,
1st prize, Roman Eagle stove ; Sher
man Ledford, Cartoogechaye, 2nd
prize, Inner Spring mattress; S.
R. Moore, of West's Mill, Gold
Seal rug; Mrs. S. H; Lyle, Frank
lin, end table; Mrs. Elsie Pruitt,
Franklin, ladies' week-end bag. al
so 24 .nice brooms were given
away as extra prizes.
On Saturday, May 29, more val
uable premiums are to be given
away, absolutely free at this store.
Adolph Gregory, 71,
Passes at Hickory Knoll
Adolph S. Gregory, 71, died at
his home on Hickory Knoll, Tues
day after a week's illness with
measles, followed by pneumonia.
Funeral services , were held at
the Coweta Baptist church Wed'
nesday afternoon at 2 o'clock.
Mr, Gregory was a member of
the Watauga Baptist church and
The deceased is survived by his
widow, the former Miss Laura Col
lins, and four children, Delia Mae,
Evelyn, Johnnie and Katherine,
and two daughters Jty a former
marriage, Mrs.. Martin and Miss
Ella Gregory, one sister Mrs. Ly
dia Dryman, of Otto, and one
brother, William Gregory, of Ellijay.
Franklin Man Chosen As
District Governor At
Guy L. Houk, of Franklin, was
elected governor of the 58th dis
trict of International Rotary Mon
day at the annual district confer
ence which was held, at Columbia,
S. C. He defeated Joseph R. Sandi-
fer, of Hendersonville.
Mr. Houk succeeds Sam B. Earle,
of Clemson college.
Mr. Houk will represent the 58th
district this summer at the interna
tional convention which will be
held at Montreaux, Switzerland
From Montreaux he will go to
Nice, France, to take part in the
meeting of the Rotary assembly,
which is composed of the district
governors and high officials of the
Many noted speakers addressed
the conference during the two-day
session which adjourned Tuesday.
At the farewell meeting of the
conference the governor's golden
goblet for outstanding accomplish
ments in the last year was award
ed to the Franklin Rotary club
Sam R. Earle, retiring district gov
ernor, and Mr. Houk both spoke at
The Franklin Rotary club was
well represented at the conference
and all who went from here were
boosters for Mr. Hauk's ' candidacy.
Among those who went were :
Mr. and Mrs; G. L. Houk, Rev,
and Mrs J. A.' Flanagan, Mr. and.
Mrs. sam Mendenhall, Mr. and
Mrs. John Archer, Mr. and Mrs,
J.- S, Conley, Mr. and Mrs. George
J. Johnston, Dr. and Mrs. J. E.
Perry, Mr. and Mrs. John Cun
ningham, Mr., and Mrs. Fred S.
Sloan, Dr. W. E. Furr, A. B. Slagle,
Jos. Ashear, Ray Swanson and
Lester Henderson. 1
News & Observer Editor
Visits Franklin Thursday
When Franklin goes to Raleigh
it is not always news, tut when
Raleigh comes to Franklin well,
Just before going to press Mr.
Jonathan Daniels, editor of The
News and Observer paid a visit to
the office, and expressed a desire
to see all that is to be seen of
interest in this section.
Mr. Daniels plans to visit points
of interest in the Nantahalas , and
will make a trip to , Knoxville over
Phil Ferguson, 65,
Dies in Hospital Here
Phil" Ferguson, 65, died in Angel
hospital Monday morning from
Mr. Ferguson, formerly of Hayes
ville, was a blacksmith at CCC
camp NC F-10 at Aquone. .
Burial was in the Franklin cem
etery. Enrollees of camp F-10 act
ed as pallbearers and the services
were conducted by the chaplain of
the camp. '
U. S. Losing Out
In Cotton Trade
Government cotton specialists say
the international trade in cotton
this season wa$ larger than the
last two seasons, although the Unit
ed States share was smaller.
Export of the six principal cot
ton producing countries were plac
ed at 8,046,000 bales in the first
eight months of this season, com
pared with 7,880,000. last season,
6,623,000 two seasons ago, and the
1923-33 average of 8,572,000 bales.
The bureau of agricultural eco
nomics said the United States sup
plied 51 per cent of the world ex
ports this season, compared with
59 per cent last season, and an
average of 69 per cent in the 10
Of WPA Held in Franklin
The Area Training Institute for
supervisors and forewomen of Area
Two, Fifth District WPA, includ
ing Polk, Transylvania, Henderson
and, Macon counties met in Frank
lin on Wednesday and Thursday in
the Sunday school room of the
Methodist church. Thirty-three
women were in attendance, only
two forewomen being absent.
Mrs. Margaret Johnson, of Hend
ersonville, area supervisor; Mrs.
Clyde Pollock, Hendersonville; Mrs.
Isabelle Kelly, Tryon; Mrs. Nell
Wilson. Brevard; Mrs. Gilmer
Jones and Miss Ethel Hurs,t of
Franklin, were the supervisors in
Mrs. Lillian Speck, District sup
ervisor, was present Wednesday,
and went on to a similar meeting
in Buncombe county.
At these meetings training is given
through lesson plans, lectures and
iliustrated demonstrations in pre
paration for the county institutes,
so that the supervisors can, in turn,
train workers in their respective
Entire Board Changed
Tuesday; Mayor Had
In the regular biennial election
held Tuesday, George B. Patton
was reelected mayor without oppo
sition and an entire new board of
aldermen was elected.
Though there were 13 candidates
for the six aldermanic places and
a great deal of interest was shown
by the voters, the election was ex
tremely quiet and there was no dis
order of any kind.
H. W. Cabe, W. W. McConnell,
R. D. Sisk, C. B. Russell, Pope
Ellard and John Bingham were
elected aldermen, the vote for all
candidates" being as follows:
H. W. Cabe, 332.
W. W. McConnell, 283.
R. D. Sisk, 164. . '
C. B. Russell, 267.
Pope Ellard, 278.
John Bingham, 188.
J. S. Conley, 150.
J. O. Harrison, 138.
Paul Potts, 139.
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Car Overturns Near Black
Gap; Matthew Cole
Garland Cole, 28, of Rainbow
Springs, was killed and Matthew
Cole, 22, of the 'same place, was
seriously injured in an automobile
accident which . occurred Wednes
day afternoon about 6 o'clock near
Black Gap, just beyond Rainbow
Springs on highway 64.
It is said that the young men,
cousins, were driving down the
Black Gap road with Garland Cole
at the wheel, and in passing an
other car he threw on the brakes
causing his car, a 1928 Chrysler, to
turn over three times. Matthew
Cole leaped from the. car as it left
the highway, and suffered serious
injuries.- Garland remained in the
car and in the overturn his neck
was broken at the base of the
Both young men were rushed to
Angel hospital immediately after
the accident. Garland Cole, was
alive when he reached the hospital
but died about 9 o'clock Wednes
Mr. Cole was a member of the
Nantahala Baptist church and was
a young man highly esteemed in
the community where he lived. He
is survived by his wodow, the for
mer Miss Laura Seagle; his1 par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. John Cole, of
Rainbow Springs; five sisters, Mrs.,
Ed Stillwell, of Almond, Swain
county; Mrs. Faye Hopkins, of
Rainbow Springs ; Mrs. Wade Pass
more, of Nantahala; Mrs. Bill
Shields, and Miss Frances Cole, of
Rainbow Springs, and one brother,
Jack Cole, of the same place.
Matthew Cole is the son of Mr.
and Mrs. W. R. Cole, of Rainbow
Springs. He suffered a fracture of
the skull and is in a serious con
dition.. Defective brakes are said to have
been the cause of the accident.
Air Show to be Given
Saturday and Sunday
Joe Musleh and his aviators are
in Franklin and are preparing to
put on an air show next Saturday
Jimmie Culpepper and Bob Wil
liams are the pilots, and they also
have with them Louise Culpepper
who will put on an exhibition of
walking and stuntihf
Franklin, N. C.
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