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VOL. LII, NO. 21
TO AID 45,000
Children, Needy Agejl
And Blind to Get
RALEIGH, May 26. It has been
estimated by officials of the North
Carolina Board of Charities and
Public Welfare, that when the new
social security act goes into effect
in this state on July 1 of this year,
more than 45,000 indigent aged, dc-
' pendent children and needy blind
will be eligible to receive benefits
under the most humanitarian legis
lation ever to be enacted in the Tar
Figures compiled by the welfare
department disclose that approxi
mately 22,700 persons will be elig
ible for aid under the old age as
sistance section of the program;
almost 21,000 children will receive
monthly sums, and more than 1,450
needy blind will find a helping
hand through the benefits to be de
rived from the act.
During the ensuing year the sum
of approximately $3,600,000 will be
divided among those more than o5
years of age who apply for and
are granted old age assistance. This
is an average of $13.22 tr person,
compared to a nationwide average
for March of $18,77 per person in
" the 42 states which already are
carrying out the program.
The North Carolina statute; pro
vides that- payments for. old age
assistance shall not exceed $30 per
month per person. "V . ,
With an appropriation of $1,500,
000 for the next year for the aid to
dependent children section of the.
social security act in Worth Laro
' lina, the aerage monthly payment
per child will be about $5.95, with
arourid 21,000 children sharing in
the benefits. The law states that no
child shall receive' more than $18
per month, but that each additional
child in the same family may re
ceive as much as $12. Varying con
ditions will determine the amounts
'to be paid. ..
North Carolina during the com
ing year will spend around $340,000
on its 1,452 needy blind citizens,
for an average of $19.51 per month
for each recipient. This is compar
able to a nation-wide average of
$25.14 for the same purpose during
March. California again took the
lead with an aid to the blind aver
age, of $35.59 while Arkansas re
ceived for the second time the dub
ious honor of bringing up the rear
with an average of $8.58,
North Carolina's maximum, ac
cording to the statute, will be $20
per month in assistance to the
needy blind. .
While. a comparison with national
averages seemingly tends to place
North Carolina In an unfavorable
position, on a per capita basis, the
true facts are that in many other
states the cost of living, due to ex
, treme climatic' conditions and other
contributing factors, is much high
er than in this state.
(Prices listed below are subject
to, change without notice.)
Quoted by Farmers Federation, Inc.
Chickens, heavy breed, hens 12c
Chickens, light weight, lb. .. 9c
Eggs, doz. .................. 16c
Corn, bu. . .... ...... .$1.20
Wheat, bu.v $1.25
Potatoes, No. 1, bu. ....... .$1.25
Field peas, bu .$2.00
Yellow Mammoth Soy
Beans, bu. $2.00
L'orida Beans, bu. $2.50
Virginia Brown Beans, bu. . .$2.50
Quoted bv Nantahala Creamery
Butterfat, lb. ,27c
Wins Honor in Stock
At the annual district live stock
judging contest held at the state
test farm at Swannanoa, in which
all the 31 counties of the district
were represented, Mack Patton, of
Franklin school, was one of the six
students to win places on the team
to represent the district at the.
state live stock judging finals at
Raleigh on July 14.
The winner of the state finals
will be sent to Kansas City to take
part in the national finals.
Mitchell County Man To
Direct Division Of
RALEIGH, May 26. Realizing
that the job he has undertaken as
director of the division of public
assistance of the North Carolina
board of . charities and public wel
fare is no sinecure, and tnat liis
task may be somewhat difficult,
Nathan H. Yelton has issued a
statement in which he attempts to
give the people of North Caroliria
a resume of what. he considers tne
duties and prerogatives of those
selected to administer the provi
sions of the i state's new social se
curity program. "
Yelton was selected for the di
rectorship of the public-assistance
division following six highly suc
cessful years as superintendent of
public instruction for Mitchell coun
ty, of which he is a native. His
"There are many things of vital
importance in the administration of
the old age assistance and aid to
dependent children program. The
desire and aim of the division of
public assistance is to make the
need of the recipient paramount.
"Children who are being cared
for in . comfortable homes with
some relative who has sufficient
income do not become obligations
of the state, -county arid federal
governments, but will continue to
be cared for by the relative.
"The aim of the entire program
is based, on .need. By need, we mean
those who are not being cared for
by anyone and who are without
subsistence. The program is not
intended as a place to unload the
responsibility of sons and daughters
who are caring already for their
parents in a very comfortable
manner, or children who also are
receiving, the advantages of a good
"The responsibility of the state,
local and federal government is to
see that those who are eligible re
ceive assistance. '
"Those people who already are
being cared for by the counties
will be the first to' receive assis
tance, provided they meet the va
"Application blanks are being
printed and will be in the offices of
superintendents of public welfare
before July 1. No applications, how
ever, will be acted upon prior to
that time, other than those cases
which at present are being carried
by the. counties."
French Memorial Services
To Be Broadcast Sunday
Mrs. Henry Slagle, of the Car
toogechaye section, whose son
Matt, is buried' in the American
cemetery at Bony, France, received
word a few days ago from the
French Veterans' Association, of
St. Quentin, France, that,: the Me:
morial Day services, honoring the
World War dead, will be broad
cast directly . from the cemetery.
This service will be held on Sun
day,- May 30, and will be broadcast
at 3:30 p. m. Paris time, which is
10:30. a. "m. Eastern Standard time,
FRANKLIN, N. C, THURSDAY, MAY 27,
Work at Arrowood Glade
Arboretum Expected To
Be of Outstanding
Arrowood Glade, one of the
major recreational developments of
the Nantahala national forest, is
rapidly nearing completion.
In addition to the bathing and
picknicking facilities available to
the public, an arboretum has. been
developed which .includes the less
common trees and shrubs found in
the. forest. More than a hundred
different species have been plant
ed during the past spring and
marked for easy identification.
As- one leaves- the large parking
area adjacent to. the swimming
pool, a graveled trail meanders
through the arboretum to each
group of trees and shrubs. Differ
ent species of shrubs with very
.- .. . . i ..i
similar cnaracieribiics arc piav-cu
near each other so that their "dis
tinguishing points may be readily
Sheep laurel is near the common
mountain laurel and three species
of rhododendron are grouped. Buck
berry, deerberry and ' male berry
form another group. Boistly locust
with its exquisite flower may be
compared with' clammy locust, a
tree found only rarely' this far
south. Other species include moun
tain magnolia, cucumber, umbrella
magnolia, four .different kinds of
maple, beaked-halenut,Jlew Jersey
tea, four species of viburnum, paw
paw, yellow wood, three species of
holly, sumachs, sweetleaf, a rare
shrub; leatherwood and several va
The collection will be increased
annually until the area will contain
a maximum number of trees and
Officials of the Nantahala nation
al forest anticipate that this small
arboretum will be one of the out
standing educational points in this
section of the country. From early
spring with the shadbush and silv
erbell blooms, to the late fall with
the heavily berried Christmas holly,
the different trees and shrubs will
offer a colorful and interesting dis
play. DEATH OF REV.
CH AS. CRAWLEY
Well Known Minister
Passes in Hospital
In Macon, Ga.
Rev. Charles E. Crawley, 72, re
tired minister, died in a hospital
in Macon, Ga., Friday night after
an illness of several months. He
suffered a stroke of paralysis in
the early part of the past week.
Mr. Crawley is survived by his
widow, the former ' Miss Annie
Roper, of Franklin.
Mr. and Mrs. Crawley have spent
several summers in Franklin and
are widely . known throughout Ma
con county. Mr. Crawley, during
his visits here, often filled the pul
pits in one of the churches in
Franklin or some church in the
Manson Stiles Loses
Arm at Georgia-Sawmill
Manson Stiles, of Franklin, lost
his left arm and the thumb of his
right hand in a sawmill accident at
Lawrenceville, Ga., Tuesday.
Mr. Stiles has been working with
Fred Nichols, formerly of Macon
county, -at his sawmill hear Law
renceville .for several years.
Mr. Stiles is under the care" of
local physicians at Lawrenceville.
and is expected to return to Frank
lin as ?oon as he is able to travel.
. EPEND ENT
Must be Filed by Farmers
Before June 12
All farmers in the county who
did not fill out a worksheet last
year and who have not filled out
one this year must get this done
before June 12, if they, expect to
participate in the 1937 agricultural
soil conservation program.
Worksheets may be filed at the
county agent's office. All farmers
wishing to participate in the pro
gram this year are urged to file
these worksheets before above date.
S. D. ALEXANDER,
Assistant County Agent.
Old Age, Unemployment
Insurance Are Held
The United. States supreme court
Monday upheld the constitutional
ity of old age annuities and unem
ployment insurance. The decision
was 5 to 4.
Four cases involving three issues
were decided. They were:
1. The federal employer-worker
taxes imposed to make it possible
for workers to retire at 65 oh gov
ernment pensions. The vote was 7
2. The federal taxes levied on
employers to make possible bene
fits' to their workers when they
are thrown out of jobs. The vote
was 5 to 4.
3. The Alabama state unemploy
ment insurance law setting up the
machinery under which unemployed
workers of that state shall receive
benefits. The vote was 5 to 4.
The four justices who voted to
invalidate unemployment " insurance
were James C. McReynolds, Willis
Van Devanter, George Sutherland,
and Pierce Butler. They presented
three separate dissenting opinions,
with Van Devanter, who retires
from the court eight days hence,
joining Southerland in one of them.
The two dissenting justices in the
old age annuity case were McRey
nolds and JButler, without written
The decisions handed down Mon
day removes the uncertainty which
las prevailed in all the states
where social security legislation, has
been enacted and machinery set
up tor the administration of the
various acts in cooperation with
the federal government. Most of
tle states have enacted such leg
islation and the . remainder will
probably lose no time in lining up
now that the constitutionality of
the measures has been established.
The decisions also . removed one
of the ' uncertainties in regard to
the federal budget because of the
fact' that taxes collected for un
employment and old age insurance
are invested in federal obligations.
This , investment has the effect of
gradually shifting ownership of
government debt from the hands
of banks and other private holders
to the treasury, and government
demands on the money-market will
thus be greatly lightened.
Firemen Enjoy Chicken
Dinner Tuesday Night
The Franklin fire department
members and several invited guests
enjoyed a chicken dinner Tuesday
night at the Watkins hotel. The
guests included Mayor George B.
Patton, three members of the bdard
of aldermen and the police officers.
Mayor Patton made the principal
talk of the evening and there were
also shtfrt talks by various mem
bers of the fire department,
$1.50 PER YEAR
Mr. and Mrs. John Archer
Led Field Sunday At
The two ball family golf tourna
ment held at the Golf club Sunday
proved a big success and the
course was crowded all afternoon
with local and out-of-town players.
Many of the ladies who had never
been able to see why their hus
bands got such a big kick 'out of
an afternoon with their friends on
the golf course went home with a
clearer and betteri understanding of
the word "golf." And at the Sun
day night supper table many of
the men were taxed to the fullest
extent of their golf knowledge and
golf rules to answer the many
questions their wives asked.
John Archer and his wife ended
the afternoon's play nine under
par after their handicap had been
deducted from their actual score,
giving, them a 63 for 18 holes,
which is par excellent on any golf
course. It was Mrs. Archer's first
time out and for a 'beginner she
did remarkably well and with John
being on his game, the combina
tion was unbeatable.
Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Hendricks,
of Waynesville, were second, with
a 65. Mrs. Harley Lyle and L. C.
Curtis, of Waynesville, were third
with a 69.. ,
The following is a complete score
of the afternoon's play:
Mr. and Mrs. John . Archer, 63.
. Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Hendricks, 69.
Mrs. Harley Lyle arid L. "C
Mr. and Mrs. Jim Perry, 70.
Mrs. W. S. Cole and Bill Sloan,
Mr. and Mrs. Dick Jones, 79.
Mrs. Edith Harris and Charles
Mr. and Mrs. Mark Dowdle, 84.
Miss Ann Duvall and Dean Sisk,
Mrs. Sam Mendenhall and part
Mrs. Smith and Paul Green, 89.
Ann Lyle and Harley Lyle, 94.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Sloan, 96.
Mr. and Mrs. Jess Conley, 98.
Mrs. Ly.nne Houk and George
Royal, of; Clewiston, Fla., 99.
Jack Tessier and Vic Perry, 105.
John Archer and Mrs; Archer
were presented with a certificate
of .award and their names were
placed on the Club's 1937 honor
Next Sunday a blind bogie tour
nament will be held both morning
and afternoon and each player, be
he Very good, medium or just a be
ginner, has the same chance of
winning. All players are requested
to form their own foursome, either
in the morning or afternoon and
each contestant will be on his own -and
will turn in his or her total
score either for nine or 18 holes,
which will be accepted and the '
bogie will be drawn after the last
player is finished in the afternoon.
A ladies' tee is being installed on
the hard and long No. 2 hole and
also on No. 1, and they will make
these holes a pleasure for the
During June Major Carma'ck will
give group instruction on Tuesday
and Thursday afternoons from four
until six and those who wish in
struction may secure same at a
very nominal charge.
Fifth Sunday Singing
Convention Here Sunday
The fifth Sunday singing con
vention will be held in the court
house Sunday, May 30, beginning
at 10 o'clock, announced James M.
Raby this week.
Singers from South Carolina.
Tennessee and Georgia, .as well
as from the neighboring counties,"
are invited. All singers over the
county are expected to be present
and take a part,