The Franklin press and the Highlands Maconian. (Franklin, N.C.) 1932-1968, June 03, 1937, Image 1
1 PROGRESSIVE LIBERAL INDEPENDENT F&ANKLIN, N. C, THURSDAY, JUNE 3, 1937 $1.50 PER YEAR VOL. LII, NO. 22 GOOD SEASON IS EXPECTED Franklin Preparing To Care For Record - Tourist Crowd Franklin is preparing for the ac comodation of a greater number of summer visitors than any previous season. AU indications point to a greater number of tourists than ever before. Easy accessibility by highways into hitherto isolated sections of the mountains, together with the nationwide publicity given the Great Smoky Mountains national park, means that thousands of people who would not otherwise do so, will be attracted to this region from distant states, as well as the regular visitors from -the south. Up to this time, the Nantahalas, though among the most beautiful, are perhaps the least known of . any mountain section. This condi tion is rapidly changing, however, as more people discover the ad vantages and tell others, and with the publicity campaigns planned by the Nantahala forest service and by the newly formed chamber of com merce. Besides a setting of unusual beauty, surrounded by the Nanta hala, Cowee and Fish Hawk moun tains, Franklin occupies a strategic position. There are more places of scenic interest within a 30 mile radius of Franklin than any other town in . Appalachia. The Great Smoky mountains, Highlands and Cullasaja gorge, Whiteside moun tain, Nantahala gorge, Wayah Bald mountain and observatory, scenic route No., 64 to Standing Indian and Shooting creek valley, are some of the trips in easy access. Besides the natural beauties, golf, fishing, hiking, swimming and boat . ing, are among the recreational ad vantages. Franklin's resort facilities are good, and increasing in number. The Scott Griffin, on Main street, a commercial and tourist's hotel, under the efficient management of Mrs. C. S. Brown, offers year around accommodation to travelers. Room and Tourist "Home, also on Main street, has doubled its capacity by modern ad ditions, offering proverbial hospi tality and meals at all hours. Franklin Terrace, with beautiful grounds and attractive buildings located in the' heart of town, with a superb view of the surrounding mountains, is a summer hotel of the highest standard. Trimont .Inn, under the manage ment of Mrs. J. W. C. Johnson, is attractively located near the foot of Trimont mountain, a few blocks from the center of town, with spa cious grounds and porches. This de lightful summer place offers mod ern comfort and service to a dis criminating clientele. Rogers Hall, the spacious home of Mrs. Sam L. Rogers., located on a high hill commanding a sweeping (Continued on Page Two) Franklin Produce Market LATEST QUOTATIONS (Prices listed below are subject to change without notice.) Quoted by Farmers Federation, Inc. Chickens, heavy breed, hens 12c Thickens, litrht weieht. lb. .. 9c Eggs, doz.t 16c Corn, ibu Wheat, bu. Potatoes, No. 1, bu. .. Field peas, bu. ...... .t Yellow Mammoth Soy .$1.20 .$1.25 .$1.25 .$2.00 .$2.00 Beans, bu. .... Lorida Beans, bu .$2.50 Virginia Brown Beans, bu. . .$2.50 Quoted by Nantahala Creamery Butterfat, lb. 27c Library To Be Taken Over By County The Franklin library will here after be known as the Macon County Library, according to the action of the county commissioners in called meeting on Tuesday of this week, when a resolution of the Franklin Library club was adopted recommending such action. There will be no financial obligations laid upon the county for the project. A meeting of the Franklin Li brary club was held last Friday, May 28, at which the following res olution was adopted : . t "Resolved, That we, the members of the Franklin Library club, in regular meeting, request the county commissioners to take over said library as a county organization to be called the Macon County Public library. "It is understood that that there will 'be no financial obligation laid upon the county for the project. "And further be it resolved, That the said Macon County Public li brary shall remain in the county seat at Franklin, and that the com missioners appoint a committee to oversee the management of the li brary in keeping with the regula tions of Mie State Library associa tion." The following: committee was ap pointed to take up the matter with the board of commissioners: Mrs. T. W. Porter, Mrs. Reba Tessier, Mrs. J. C. Barnngton, J. b. Rob inson and Rev. Frank Bloxham. It was stated that the commis sioners would appoint a managing rnmrnittpp wihnsi hamfe would be furnished The Press for publication- next week. BRYANT CLOSES BIG CAMPAIGN Premiums Given Tuesday Afternoon; Large Attendance The closinir of the home furnish ing campaign of the Bryant Furni ture company, which has been in progress for the past two months, and which occurred on Tuesday afternoon, June 1, was attended by one of the largest crowds ever seen in Franklin on a similar oc casion. Following is a list of those who were awarded, premiums in the enntpst: Tarl Green. Franklin. Bryant s Special range; Mrs. Bert Zachary, Highlands, kitchen cabinet; Mrs. J. B. Vinson, Otto, innerspring mat tress; Charlie Penland, Franklin, overstuffed chair; Mrs. Cora Rick man, Burningtown, bedside rug ; Mrs. Mamie Williamson, L-artooge-chaye, floor lamp; Burrell South ards, Cartoogechaye, vanity bench; Mrs. E. E. Ward, Route ,3, lawn chair; Gus Baldwin, card table; R. D. Carson, Franklin, end table. Six beach chairs to Mrs. Dewey Corbin, Mrs. John Cole, Mrs. Tom Bingham, C. E. Fish, E. C. Painter and T. W. Walker. Mirrors were awarded to Marie Palmer, Mrs. Ben McCullom, Mrs. Frank Killian, Louise Blaine, Mrs. Jim Talley, Miss Donie Mashburn, Mrs. Bert Waldroop, Mrs. Hender son Calloway, Marie Evelyn Angel, Mrs. Claud Roper, Mrs. Ernest Wallace, Mrs. J. E. Bradley and Boise Hall. . ' Wayah Refuge Open to Fishermen Three Days The Wayah Bald game refuge will be opened to fishermen next Friday, Saturday and Sunday, June 4, 5, and 6, according to an an nouncement by George Crawford, warden for the Wayah refuge. Mr. Crawford will be at the entrance to issue permits, which will cost the fishermen $1.00 each. tA fishing license is also necessary, 188 ELIGIBLE HERE FOR AID Ninety-Nine Aged and 89 Children Will Re ceive Benefits 'RALEIGH, June 2 Estimates compiled by the North Carolina board of charities and public wel fare indicate that approximately 188 residents of Macon county will be eligible for aid under two pro visions of the state's social security program, which becomes effective on July 1. On June 1, the various county commissioners and county boards of welfare are expected to make public their estimates of the additional tax levies required to provide for old age assistance and aid to depen dent children. A tentative survey shows that in Macon county 99 persons beyond the age of 65 years, and 89 de pendent children under 16 are en titled to receive benefits enumer ated in the legislation adopted by the 1937 general assembly. Persons desirincr assistance must apply to the Macon county board of welfare, where they will be granted interviews and allowed to file written applications it tneir cases are considered worthy. Applicants for all phases of as sistance must show that they do n.otjftaye sufficient income or other resources "to provide""" a' reasonable' subsistence "compatible with dec cency and health." Those applying for old age assis tance must show that they are more than 65 years of age; that they are not financially able to care for themselves properly; that they are citizens of the United States ; that they have ' lived in North Carolina for five of the last nine years; that they- are not in mates of any public institution, and that they have not made a trans fer or assignment of property "for the purpose of making themselves eligible for assistance. Applicants for aid to dependent children may be either the mother, father, grandmother, grandfather, or certain other relatives who have children in their keeping, but whose income is insufficient to care for them nroperlv. Children receiving benefits must be less than 16 years of aire, and must have been born or lived in North, Carolina for at least one .year prior to the filing of the application. Financial assistance to the aced will not exceed $30 a month. Chil dren may receive as high as $18 a month for the first child in a family, with a maximum of $12 for each additional child, up to $65 a month, for any one family. Bible School' Will Present Program Sunday Night The pupils of the Vacation Bible school, which closes this week at the Franklin Methodist church, will present a program next Sunday night during the regular service hour. All departments of the school will take part in the program, which is as follows : , ' Opening song "This is My Fath er's World." Beginners Songs and Bible verses. Primary Song, "Praise Him" ; Bible verses prayer, dialogues, "If I Were You ;" "The Spirit of World Friendship." Juniors Hymn, "In Christ There is no East or West;" pageant, "World Neighbors." Intermediate B ible Readings, dramatized Bible story. Closing hymn, Tennis Tournament To Be Held At Golf Club Entries are being received at the golf club until Sunday afternoon for the men's singles tennis touna mcnt and all players are requested to enter by this time in order that the pairings' may be drawn and the tournament may get in full swing at once. Those who are defeated in the first round will be entered in the consolation tournament and in that way should a player happen to draw a player who is extremely good, or very lucky on his first time out, the defeated player will still have a chance to win the con solation tournament and will also benefit by his experience in com petition play. All matches except the finals and semirf inals will be determined the best two out of three. The number of sets to be played in the finals and semi-finals this year will be de termined by a vote of the players themselves. Each entry will vote whether they shall be the best two nut of three or the best three out of five and the wishes of the ma jority will be followed in this tournament. The following have already ex pressed their desire to enter the tournament and others are expected to do so during the week: Charles Hunnicutt, Emory Hunnicutt, C. L. Rice, of Clayton. Ga.; VV. L. Cole, of Clayton, Ga.; Tony Welch, S. KV Greenwood, Doug Nichols, John Wasilik; Pop Dunbar, John Archer,' Gilmer ' Crawford,- Paul Green, of Clayton, Ga. ; Bill Sloan, of Clayton, Ga. ; Jerry Welsh, Mr. Bryant, Mr. Smith. Tennis equipment will be given in prizes in both the first flight and consolation rounds. . FURNITURE CO. GIVES JR1ZES Contest Closed Saturday By Macon Furniture Company The second of the premium con tests that have been conducted this spring by the Macon turniture comnanv. was brought to a suc cessful close Saturday afternoon, May 29, and the following prem iums were awarded : Roman Eagle stove Mrs. Tim Calloway, Franklin.; Kitchen cabinet Mrs. Hayden Tippett, Route 4. Bed Sprinjg Mrs. Lake Ledtord, Prentiss. Mattress Bill Elliott, Route 4. Floor lamp Charles Stiwinter, Gneiss. ' ' Porch Rocker Burrell Southards, Prentiss. The third contest is announced elsewhere in this issue, to begin at once and close on Saturday, July 3. Rev. C. C. Herbert Returns to Franklin Rev. C. C. Herbert, pastor of the Franklin Methodist church, who had to relinquish his work on ac count of illness several months ago, and has been staying in Charles ton, S. C, returned to Franklin Tuesday, accompanied by Mrs. Her bert, and has ; resumed his duties. Mr. Herbert is greatly improved in health, and it is hoped that he will be" able to go forward with his work now without further hin drance. He and Mrs. Herbert have been greatly missed and are being heartily welcomed by the people ot Frfcnklin. Rev. Mr. Price, who .has been serving the Methodist church dur ing the absence of Mr. Herbert, has returned to his home in South Carolina. WILL BUY NEW SCHOOL BUSES County To Furnish Six,1 State Four For Next School Year At a called meeting of the board of county commissioners held Tues day of this week, a proposition was submitted in regard to state assis tance in securing new school buses for Macon county, ft was proposed Jbat the state would purchase four new buses provided the county would buy six, making ten in all. The commissioners agreed to this proposition and will purchase six new buses to be put in operation at the beginning of the new school year. The buses will be of the litest and best type, with steel bodies and all modern equipment for comfort and safety. The problem of safe and comfort able transportation of school chil dren is one of the most important with which school authorities have to contend, and the commissioners of Macon county are to be highly commended for the progressive step they have taken. George Carpenter, Jr., Heads Lions Club Valdese. Gcorce Carpenter, Jr., formerly of Franklin, and at pres ent manager of the Colonial The atre in Valdese, was elected presi- dent of the Valdese Lions club at their meeting in Valdese last week. Other officers in the organization are: Hayes Rutherford, secretary treasurer; Henry Grill.lst vice pres ident; Athos Rostan, 2nd vice pres-v ident; Walter Sala, 3rd vice presi dent; Mayor Leon Butler, Lion Tamer ; Dallas Brinkley, tail twister. Lion' George Carpenter, is consid ered one of the outstanding figures in public activities in the Walden sian community. New Cafe Opened In Franklin Wednesday A new and splendidly equipped cafe, to be known as The Tavern, was opened to the public Wednes day in the New Leach building on Main street, and will be conducted by Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Leach. The Tavern is fitted with, all modern appliances, and is light, airy and convenient. Mrs. Leach is experienced in catering to the pub lic and the new cafe should do a splendid business. Franklin Terrace Leased to Mr. Bryant The owners of The Franklin Terrace wish to announce that the Terrace has been . leased for the summer to a Mr. Bryant, of Mount Dora. Fla.. who is a capable hotel manacer. having been in the hotel business for the past 28 years. Mrs. Willis wishes to thank the of Franklin, all hotels and t' i - ' boarding houses, for the many courtesies shown in the' past, and sincerely hopes the same will be extended to Mr. Bryant. The Terrace will continue to run under the same name. . Paul Carpenter Enters Cleaning Business Paul Carpenter has bought the business of Harry and Richard Holt, known as the Economy CleanerSj. and will continue opera tions at the same stand, across from The Press office. Mr. Carpenter states that he has employed Newt Gibson, . who has pert cleaner and presser. The deal was effective as of June I. .