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VOL. LI I, NO. 20
FRANKLIN, N. C THURSDAY, MAY 20, 1937
$1.50 PER YEAR
County Education Board
Elects Teachers For
Following will be found a list or
the teachers selected by the board
of education for the schools of
Macon county for the school year
District No. 1
' Franklin G. L. Houk, Dist. Prin.
High school teachers: Miss;Cath
erine Porter, Mrs. Helen Macon,
Miss Jennie Gillam, Miss Ruth
Slagle, Miss Florence Stalcup, Miss
Mary Chriesman, Miss Josephine
Weaver, Harris Moore, David F.
' Herring, Elmer Crawford, M. B.
Lee, Miss Ruth Gardner, Miss An
Elementary teachers: Mrs. Eliza
beth C. Guffey, Mrs. "Joyce J.
Cagle, Mrs. Kate H. Williams, Mrs.
Elsie' W. Franks, Mrs. Pearl Hunt
er, Miss Margaret Slagle, Miss
Helen Patton, Mrs. Lola P. Bar
rington, Miss May Beryl Moody.
Iotla: Chas. F. Norton, Mrs. J.
C. Horsley, .Mrs. Nina T. McCoy.
Olive Hill: Miss Mattie Wilkes.
Clark's Chapel :Miss Mary Strain,
Miss Mattie Bfendle. .
Union: Frank Fleming, Mrs.
Lucy C. Bradley, Mrs. Gay B.
Maple Springs: Glen Patton, Miss
Minnie Sanders, Miss Kate Shope.
Holly- Springs:; Mrs. Eunice C
Siler, Miss Elizabeth Deal. -
Watauga : Mrs. - Lola S. Kiser,
Mr9. .Fannie Arnold.
. Oak Ridge C. S. Tilley, Mrs.
Herbert Angel. . '
Mountain Grove : John W, Sloan.
Elliiav: E. T. Carpenter.
Higdonville: Sanford Smith, Mrs,,
Loviaa J. Moses.
Salem: Mrs. Pearl P. Ward, Miss
Mashbunn's Branch: Sam A. Bry
son. Pine Grove: T. T. Love, Miss
Amy Henderson. ,
Walnut Creek : Norman West.
. Buck Creek: Mrs. Myrtle F.
Gold Mine: J. B. Brendle.
Mulberry : Miss Myrtle Vinson,
Miss Gladys Brock. '
Academy: Mrs. Bess Norton
Hickory Knoll: Miss Lucile Kim
sey, Miss Onnie Lee Cabe.
Lower Tesenta : Miss Blanche
,Upper Tesenta: Miss Pauline
Mountain . View: Miss Velma
Otto : Miss Beatrice Moseley,
Miss Maybur Henson.
Slagle: Miss Amanda Slagle,
Miss Grace Wilkes, Miss Louise
Siler, Mrs. Glee G. Nolen. .
Allison-Watts: Mrs. Pearl Cor
bin, Miss Esther Seay. ' t
Rainbow Springs: Miss Catherine
Amnions, Miss Mildred Moffit,
Mrs. Martha C. Shields.
Oak Dale: Miss Nora foody,
Miss Elizabeth Meadows.
Morgan's: Ralph V. Angel.
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(Prices listed below are subject
to change without notice.)
Ouofed by Farmers Federation, Inc.
Chickens, heavy forced, hens ? . 12c
Chickens, light weight, lb. . . 9c
Eggs, doz. J6c.
Corn, bu. ..'...,,....,.......$1.20
Wheat, bu. $1.25
Potatoes, No. 1, bu.". . . . . . .$1.25
Field peas, bu. .......'.$2.00,
Yellow Mammoth Soy
Beans, bu. ....$2.00
Lorida Beans, bu. $2.50
"Virginia Brown Beans, bu. . .$2.50
Quoted by Nantahala Creamery
Butter fat, lb. . . ; . , 28c
To Preach at 1 Highlands
The Rt. Rev. R. E. Gribbin, bish
op of the Diocese of Western
North Carolina, will be present and
preach at the service at 11 a. m
next Sunday, May 23, at the Church
of the Incarnation, Highlands. At
the service the Bishop will confirm
a class of candidates and also eel
ebrate the Holy communion. '
In view of the fact of the Bish
op's visitation there will be no aft
ernoon service in St. Agnes' church
Franklin and members of this
church are asked to join the con
gregation in the morning service
at Highlands. On Sunday, May 30,
services will be as usual, 11 o'clock
at Franklin, and 4 p. m., at High
To Be Held at Franklin
Golf Club Sunday;
Sunday afternoon, starting at 2
p. m., Franklin will hold at the
Golf club one, of the most inter
esting golf tournaments of the sea
son and the public is invited to
either play, or follow the players
as a gallery.
This tournament will be known
as a Family Tournament and each
player will be asked t to bring as
bis partner either his wife., daugh
ter, son, cousin or his sweetheart,
but all, players who for any reason
cannot secure a lady member of
their f amuy for a partner will be
furnished with a good looking lady
partner at the caddy house.
Each couple will have an equal
chance and it makes no difference
whether you have ever played a
kr3:ne of golf in your life or not,
for each participant will be given
a handicap in accordance with
their playing ability and under
these conditions the beginrter has
an equal chance with the veteran
. The rules of the tournament are
as follows: the men will drive off
of each tee and the next shot will
be made by his partner and from
then until the ball finally rests in
the cup, each player will alternate
in trying their' luck at hitting the
white ball. Any two men and two
ladies may play in the foursome
together and they are urged, if
possible, to arrange their game be
forehand. Each man and lady, be
fore starting, will be given a spe
cific handicap and their handicaps
will be added together and then
divided ,by two and the result of
these figures will be their handicap
and this handicap will be sub
tracted from the score they shoot
and will give them their net score
for the day. If the ladies do not
feel On their first day out like
playing all of the 18 holes, they
will be allowed to play nine.
Many people who have never hit
a golf ball before will find out why
here are over ten million people
playing golf in the world and
many will find they have a natural
The following have been entered
and any others who desire to take
part will receive a . warm welcome',
and if they do not care to play,
they are urged to come out and
see hqw much fun golf really is,
and how much real enjoyment is
gotten out of it: ;
Mr. and Mrs. Lee 'Poindexter,
Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Angel, Mr.
and Mrs., Harley Lyle, Mr. and
Mrs. Charlie Rowland, Mr. and
Mrs. Fred Sloan, Mr. and Mrs.
John Archer, Mr. and Mrs. John
Wasilik, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Jim
Perry, Roane Bradley, Mr. and
Mrs. Vance Miles, r Mr. and Mrs.
E. E. Sypher, Jack Tessier and
mother, Mfrand Mrs. Carl ,TTys-
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REVIEW OF VVPA
Director Gives Figures
Showing What Is Be
... ing Done
RALEIGH. A total of 10,256
persons are now employed" on the
413 projects being operated in the
State by the Women's and Pro
fessional Division of North Caro
lina Works Progress Administra
tion, according to a report issued
by Mrs. May E. Campbell, state
Mrs. Campbell's-resume of the
federal work program as it affects
women revealed that on February
(j, 1936, a peak load of near 19,000
females, 86 per cent of which were
assigned to sewing rooms, was car
ried by NCWPA. At present, sew
ing rooms of the state employ 5,
276 women, or 51.2 per cent of the
total load. .. .
On May 1st, 548 relief workers
were employed in school ,lunch
rooms throughout the state; 1,132
were assigned to library and book
making projects; clerical projects
afforded work for 475 ; cleaning and
renovating .projects, 921 ; adult and
nursery schools, 642, recreational
activities, 613; surplus commodities,
216; public health nursing, 83;
homemaking, 111, art, drama, music
and writing, 239.
Many Garments Made
From October 1, 1935, until May
1, 1937, 2,833,268 garments, indud
ing shirts, pajamas,- overalls, baby
clothes, dresses for women and
children, underclothing, etc, have
been produced, in. WPA sewing
rooms for Iist"ributionthr6ugh
local welfare agencies, to needy
North Carolinians. Near 5,000,000
hot lunches were served by relief
workers to more than 35,000 under
nourished school t children ; 679,982
public texbooks and 206,049 library
volumes have been conditioned and
placed in circulation; public rec
ords in 78 North Carolina counties
and 93 cities and towns have been,
or are being, catalogued and in
dexed by professional workers.
Two hundred and ten recreational
units affording 72 separate activi
ties have an average monthly at
tendance of 218,104 white and 78,-
023 colored children, and attendance
at galleries, lectures, plays and
concerts maintained by federal art
and dramatic projects was 190,308
during the past year.
. Mrs. Campbell's review of the 19-
month program of work relief in
North Carolina contains many in
teresting passages. Fmduig suffici
ently diversified work for the huge
female relief load was one of the
early programs of the Women's
Division. Due to their ease of oper
ation, sewing rooms were establish
ed in remote settlements of the
eastern flatlands, in mill villages of
the Piedmont, in coves , of the
western hills. Eighty-five per cent
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Dr. John R. Brinkley
Dr. John R. Brinklev, his wife
and son, of Del Rio, Texas, have
arrived at their summer home at
East La Porte, Jackson county, Dr.
Brinkley's native home, for a short
Dr. Brinkley, who has received
rrtuch fame as a radio doctor and
gland specialist, spent a while in
Franklin on Friday of the past
week visiting friends.
Aid Asked in Preparing
For Library Opening
in oraer to reopen the franklin
Public Library, there will have to
be a good deal of indexing, cata
loging and preparatory work done,
it was announced by Miss Lassie
Kelly this week.
Volunteer workers are needed to
get this in readiness. Anyone inter
ested in helping in this work, is
requested to be there at 3 o'clock
The opening depends upon the
cooperation of the public.
Two Killed in Plane
To Begin M o n id a y At
Under the auspices of the Frank
lin Methodist church, a daily va
cation Bible school will begin on
Monday, May 24, and will continue
for two weeks.
The school will be held each day,
except Saturday, from 9 o'clock
until 11:30 o'clock, and all children,
regardless of which church they
may attend, are invited . to partici
Rev. Robert M. Price, pastor of
the Methodist church, announced
Wednesday that the superintendent
and teachers and some of the help
ers had "been selected.
Mrs. P. F. Callahan will be sup
erintendent of the school; Miss
Margaret Cozad will- have the be
ginners; Mrs. F. M. Arnold, the
primary group; Miss Helen Patton,
the juniors and Miss Ruth Slagle,
There will be two workers to
help, in each group and at the pres
ent time the following have been
chosen: Lane Porter, Kate Sellers,
Leeida JBeshears, Betty Rogers,
Ruth Higgins, Virginia Wilson,
Catherine Porter, Sarah Conley
and Mrs. H. W. Cabe.
To Attend Assembly And
Convention of Rotary
Guy L. Houk, of Franklin, who
was recently elected governor of
the 58th district of Rotary Inter
national, left Tuesday for New
York and will sail today (Thurs
day) on the Carinthia for Cher
bourg, France, in company with
other district governors and high
officials of the organization.
A special train will carry the
Rotary officials from Cherbourg to
Paris where they will board an
other special for Montreaux,
Switzerland, where the assembly
sessions of Rotary International
will be held from May 31 to June 4.
On June 5 Mr. Houk will leave
with the other officials on a special
train for Nice, France, where the
convention of Rotary International
will be in session from June 6 to
Mr. Houk expects to visit the
battlefields and other places of in
terest in France and to make a
trip to England before returning
to the United States. He expects
to; be back in Franklin about the
first of July.
J. E. Lancaster Attending
Mr. J. E. Lancaster left on
Thursday to attend the Seventy-
Seventh session of the general as
sembly of the Presbyterian church
in the U. S.' meeting in Montreat.
Mr. Lancaster was elected one of
four commissioners from Asheville
Presbytery at the last meeting of
the Presbytery in Swannanoa, the
others being Rev. Stewart H. Long,
of Murphy, Rev. R. C. Anderson,
D. D., of Montreat, and Dr. R. E.
Magill, an elder of the Montreat
W. R. C. Smith, of, Atlanta, Ga.,
is spending several days in Frank
lin and at his camp on Buck Creek.
Mr. Smith was dinner guest at the
Rotary club luncheon Wednesday,
Harve Shiddles, Robert
Williams Die When
The crash of a biplane said to
belong to the Joe Musleh air cir
cus, of Jacksonville, Fla., here Mon
day afternoon about 6 o'clock re
sulted in the almost instant death
of Harve Shiddles, 25, of Franklin,
a passenger, and fatal injuries to
Robert Williams, 19, of Jackson
ville, Fla., the pilot, who died at
about 5:30 o'clock Tuesday morn
ing. The accident occurred a. half
mile east of Franklin near High
way No. 28, and within a quarter
of a mile of the John Thomas
landing field where- the plane had
taken off. The plane crashed head
first and was badly smashed.
The Musleh air circus was in
Franklin two weeks ago and went
from here to Murphy. From Mur
phy they were going to Waynes
ville, and two of the pilots, Wil
liams and Culpepper, landed here
at the field they had .used before
and: made several trips with pas
sengers. On the fatal trip when
Williams and Shiddles went up
many citizens noticed and com
mented upon the fact that the plane
was flying lower than ever before.
It barely missed roofs and grazed
tree tops in several places. Eye
witnesses state that as, the plane
neared the flying field the pilot .
turned the nose straight up and
seemed to be trying to climb, but
that the plane turned on its side
and then dropped head first to
the earth. i :
A dead motor was given out as
the cause of the 'accident, and the
switch showed the motor cut off,
probably by the pilot when he saw
that he was going to crack up. It
is said that Williams changed the
pitch of his propeller just before
going up on the fatal trip and it
is thought that this might have had
something to do with the accident.
Joe Musheh, owner of the air
circus, was here Tuesday arid stat
ed that the wrecked plane did not
belong to him. He stated that he
formerly owned it but that it was
sold some time ago to William
Ward, of Durham. He also stated
that, Robert Williams was not work
ing for him at the time of the
J. G. Nail, of Charlotte. U. S.
aeronautical inspector, was here
Tuesday investigating the crash.
He visited the scene of the acci
dent and suestioned eye-witnesses,
but made no statement as to what
lj any, action would be taken by
Williams, the pilot, was only 19
years of age and it is said that he
had no license as a pilot. Though
he had enough solo hours to his
credit, he had never stood the nec
essary examination. He' had been
with the Musleh air circus for
about six years.
The body of Williams was taken
to Asheville Tuesday immediately
alter the arrival of his mother,
Mrs. Catherine Dexter, from Jack
sonville, and was sent from Ashe
ville to Jacksonville for burial.
Shiddles Funeml Tuesday
Funeral services for Harve Shid
dles were held at the Franklin
Baptist church Tuesday afternoon
at 3 o'clock, conducted ,by Rev. W.
13. Underwood, pastor, assisted by
Rev. Robert L. Poindexter, of Iotla.
Interment was in Ridgecrest Bap
Active pallbearers were Goodlow
Bowman, Hiram Tallent, Frank L.
Henry, Jr., Roger Sutton. Ervin
Norton and John' Jamison. The
honorary pallbearers were Wade
Arvey, W. T. Moore, Dr. Edgar'
Angel, Terrell Hoilman, T. W.
Angel, Jr.. Paul. Potts, C. D.
(Continued on Pago Eight)