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The Franklin press and the Highlands Maconian. (Franklin, N.C.) 1932-1968, June 24, 1937, Image 1

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VOL. LI I, NO. 25 INDEPENDENCE CELEBRATION Legion and Scouts To Sponsor All - Day Fete July 5 Independence Day will be cele brated in Franklin on Monday, July 5, with a day and night program sponsored by the American Legion and the Boy Scouts. The program from 9 to 12 in the morning will consist of races, con tests and various athletic events, with prizes for each event. All of this program will be free. i ,In the afternoon from 2 to 4 there will be a series of boxing bouts at 'the courthouse for which a small admission will be charged. The proceeds will go to the Legion-Scout benefit fund. . There will be a fireworks display and street dancing at night from 9 to 12.- The full program will be an nounced next week. Yale Confers Degree On J. G. K. McClure James G. K. .McClure, of Hickory Nut Gap, near Asheville, received '. an honorary degree of master of arts at Yale university, New Haven, Conn., Wednesday morning, accord- ing to an Associated Press dispatch. Mr. McClure, president of the Farmers Federation and. of the American Forestry association, went to New York on business, last week, going from that city toNew Hav en for the Yale commencement exercise. Ten other persons, in eluding Secretary of State Corde Hull, were given honorary degrees Mr. McClure is a Yale graduate having been a member of the clas of 1906. He holds one other hon orary degree bachelor of science from Berea college, Berea, K.y conferred in 1929. Coming to this section in 1916, Mr. McClure has been prominent ever since in agricultural, conserva tian and civic affairs. In 1920 he nrfranized a trrouo of Fairview farmers into a cooperative organi zation that became the nucleus o the. Farmers Federation. Since the organization of the larger group a few years later he has served as its president and general manager He was elected president of ' the forestry association last December Death of Little Ruby Irene Rickman Ruby Irene, the six-weeks-old infant of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Rick man, died at their home at West's Mill, Tuesday afternoon about o'clock, after a week's illness caus ed from a stomach infection. Funeral services were held at the Cowee Baptist church Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock, with Rev N. E. Holden, former pastor, m charge of the services. Surviving aire the parents and three- brothers, Ervin, Edward and Cecil; the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. R. R. Rickman, of West's Mill, and Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Sawyer, of Brasstown, and several Uncles and aunts. Franklin Produce Market LATEST QUOTATIONS (Prices listed below are subject to change without notice.) Quoted by Fanners Federation, Inc. Chickens, heavy breed, hens 12c Chickens, light weight, lb. .. 9c. Fryers, lb. 20c Eggs, doz. ............ ...... 20c Corn, bu. .....$1.15 Wheat, bu, .$1.20 Yellow Mammoth Soy Beans, buy ............... .$2.00 Lorida Beans,- bu. ..... . . . . . .$2.50 Virginia Brown Beans, bu. . .$2.50 Quoted by Nantahala Creamery Butterfat, lb. 27c PROGRESSIVE Convict Shot While Attempting Escape From Road (Liang Attempting escape, Henry Old ham, 21, of Winston-Salem, was shot by J. C. Brong, guard of Hayesville, in the left arm Monday afternoon while working on the road in the Briartown section of Macon county. Oldham was tried and convicted in Rowan county for robbery with firearms and sentenced from 10 to 15 years in the state prison. He entered state prison camp in Frank lin, May 5, 1937. He is receiving treatment in the camp hospital. He is the son of Mrs. Lucy J. Barley, of Winston-Salem. IV. A. M'GAHA, 72, DIED THURSDAY Prominent Citizen Of West's Mill Goes To Reward William Alfred McGaha, 72, died at his home at ..West's Mill at 8:30 Thursday night, June 17, following an illness of several months due to heart complications and a kidney infection. The funeral was held on Friday afternoon at the Cowee, Baptist church which was crowded with friends and neighbors who mourn ed his. passing. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. R. F. May- berry, pastor, assisted by Rev. C. C Herbert, . pastor. -of the Franklin Methodist church. Rev. Mr. Mayberry read the obit uary, and paid tribute to Mr. Mc- Gaha's character and life as citi zen, church member and neighbor in his county and. community. The Junior Order of United American Mechanirs conducted the final services at the grave in the churchyard adjoining with the im pressive ritual of the order. Beauti ful floral offerings attested to the wide circle of sympathetic friends. Mr. McGaha was born at West's Mill May 2, 1865, the son of George and Jane Tippett McGaha, and spent his entire life here except for a few years' residence in Bry son City. He was a member of the Cowee Baptist church since 1901, and a member of the Junior Order of United American Mechanics, Cullasaja Chapter, No. 158. Surviving are his widow, the for mer Miss Jennie Morrison; two sons, F. P. McGaha, of Seattle, Wash., J. Fred McGaha, of West's Mill; one daughter, Mrs. Lester b Conley, of Franklin, four grand children and one sister, Mrs. Joseph Shepherd, of Leatherman. Forestry Duties Are Assumed By E. Hinson MURPHY, June 23. Ernest Hin son has arrived in Murphy to take up his duties as sub-district for ester in this area which includes the five westernmost counties of North Carolina and three counties in Georgia. He will work with the county agents of the eight counties on re forestation and soil-erosion projects. This area includes Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Macon, and Swain coun ties in North Carolina, and Union, Towns, and Fannin counties in Georgia. Bailey Condemns Relief Measure Following up his blast last night against Governor Earle for the use of troops in Pennsylvania, Senator osiah W. Bailey issued another ormal statement to the press re iterating his views on the relief bill which Tuesday passed the senate. "The advocates of the spending policy won an emphatic victory," the senior North Carolina senator declared. "The bill was .not a re- ief billit was a spending policy bill.". v ; LIBERAL FRANKLIN, N. C, THURSDAY, JUNE 24, CURB MARKET BEING ERECTED Recreational Center Also To Be Constructed ,On Same Lot Curb market stalls and a play ground are under construction on the property recently acquired by the county, extending through the block from Main street to Church street.' The county commissioners, with the cooperation of the Woman's Home Demonstration club and the Recreation committee, are sponsor ing this joint project. The curb market, which has been in success ful operation each Saturday, under the direction of Mrs. T. J. O'Neil, county home demonstration agent, has needed this shelter for protec tion from rain and sunshine, so that this action of the commission ers has insured the continuance and growth of the curb market where the county and town women enjoy mutual benefit of sale and purchase of fresh products from the farm The development of a community recreation center on this vacant property is further planned by the recreation committee of the county, under the direction of recreation supervisor, Dr. T. J. O'Neil, who states that the plan includes the construction of tennis, croquet, and soft ball courts, which will he ready for use during the next few we"eks. Bite of Black Widow Spider Rarely Filal RALEIGH, June 23 The bite of the black widow spider is painful and may be very serious, but it is not fatal, per se, according to statement made here, by Dr. Car: V. Reynolds, state health officer for . North Carolina. He said that numerous inquiries on this subject led him to make this fact plain, "in order to allay the inordinate fear of this insect," now reported pre valent in many sections of the state. He urged caution, however, and said it would te well to shun all spider webs, the presence of which should be reported to their elders by children discovering them, in order that they be destroyed and the danger of bites, thereby, be minimized. "It is not impossible,". Dr. Rey nolds continued, "that a spider bite lead to death as a contributory cause. To say the least, such con dition might easily accentuate the suffering of the patient from some unrelated cause. It is well always to bear in mind the advisability of safeguarding against the bite of the black "widow, which is painful and toxic, even if not fatal. The habitat of the spider is the web, and when this is invaded, the mother spider's home-loving in stinct leads her to launch an at tack. The same is true of the malaria-bearing mosquito. It is the female of the anopheles species that injects the poison into the human system when drawing blood for the riurishment of her own body, in order that she may lay eggs and produce young. Dr. Reynolds warned against the .use of whiskey or any other form of alcohol in a condition of this kind, it having been established, he said, that this is "just about the worst possible medicine" and should not be resorted to in any event. Complete Tally Gives Wake Wets 1,372 Win Complete but unofficial reports from all 45-Wake county precinct gave wets a. l,.V-vote majority, with 7,932 ballots for county control and 6,560 against. Raleigh voted wet by 2,161 ma jority, while precints outside the city gave drys a 1,211 lead. Mrs. Max Losner, of Miami, is a guest at Trimont Inn. INDEPENDENT 1937 Addition Of Second Story On Bill ings Building M. D. Billings will -begin next week the erection of a second story on his building across the street from the court house, and which is now occupied by the A & P store, the Nantahala Power & Light com pany, John Moore and the City Market. The new structure will ( contain 12 modern office rooms equipped with all conveniences, and will be a valuable addition to the business section of Franklin. DEATH CLAIMS J J. M WELL Funeral Conducted At Union M. E. Church Tuesday James Marion McConnell, 73, died Tuesday morning at 6 o'clock, after being a patient in Angel hos pital for more than a month. He recently underwent an operation which proved of no avail in reliev ing "his trouble. Death was caused from Bright's disease. Mr. McConnell was a .leading farmer in his community in early life, and was a man of outstanding character, standing always for the betterment of his community and his fellowmen. He was a steward in the Union Methodist church where he had been a member for many yeaTS. - Funeral services were held at the Union Methodist church Tuesday afternoon at 4 o'clock. Rev. O. E. Croy, pastor, was in charge of the service.- . Mr. McConnell is survived by his widow, the former Miss Carrie Hopkins; two sons, Morris, of Prentiss, and John, of Henderson ville, and one daughter, Mrs. Claude Thompson, of Carnesville, Ga., by his first marriage to Miss Sarah Thomas. He is also survived by nine grandchildren and one brother, Charlie McConnell, of Martin, Ga. Only Grade A Cafes May Serve Wine RALEIGH, June 23. None but Grade A eating places may serve wine. Following the attorney gen eral's ruling Dr. Carl V. Reynolds, state health officer, issued a for mal statement, in which he said. "The 'board of health is not in terested, per se, in the sale of wine, but it is profoundly interest ed' in the rating of cafes and res taurants, in order that the people may be rendered assurance of pro tection against food poisons, impure milk, unhealthy personnel serving the public and. insanitary condi tions. "The law has placed a solemn obligation upon us, and we feel a deep sense of our responsibility and will meet it in no .uncertain terms. "One of the major questions wor rying the state board of health is the inability of counties without organized health departments to secure Grade A ratings, they not having sanitary inspectors qualified to grade dairies. All hotels, cafes, restaurants, etc., are graded accord ing to the lowest grade of milk used in such establishment. This will force unorganized counties to secure milk inspection or the eat ing places must get their milk from sources that can furnish Grade A milk. "The ruling has been made, and it will be enforced, strictly," Dr. Reynolds concluded. Several provisions of the social' security act are primarily for the benefit of the fanner and residents of rural communities. These include maternal and child care, crippled children, public health and other services. $1.50 PER YEAR FORESTRY MEN TDAIMIMr UEDC Assistant Supervisors From 11 States In 12-Day Meeting Assistant forest supervisors and fire assistants from 11 southern states began their training confer ence in Franklin, at the Franklin Terrace, on June 14, according to Paul H. Gerrard, supervisor of the Nantahala national forest. The con ference will last twelve days, and is under the supervision of Joe R.. Riebold, regional training officer for the U. S. forest service. The conference is devoted to the study of training methods which will be used by forest service of ficials in training personnel and CCC enrollees in more efficient methods of fire control, road con struction, timber and game manage ment, as well as other phases of forestry. Joseph C. Kircher, of Atlanta, na tional forester for the southern region, made the opening address of the conference. The importance of training was stressed in the opening remarks of forester Kirch er "A well trained personnel, thoroughly versed in all phases of forest work, means the achieve ment of our aim the efficient and economical operation of our nation al forests." Those attending the conference are: G. K. Stephenson, Alabama national forest, Montgomery, Ala.; Roswell Leavitt, Chattahoochee na tional forest, Gainesville, Ga. ; E. W. Renshaw and V. B. McNaugh ton, Cherokee national forest, Cleve land, Tenn. ; H. E. Howard, Flor ida national forest, Tallahassee, Fla.; H. G. Knoch, Nantahala na tional forest, Franklin, . N. C. ; T. N. Burch, Ouachita national for est, Hot Springs, 'Ark. ; J. L.' Aver ell, Ozark national forest, Russell ville, Ark.; C. H. Overbay, Pisgah national forest, Asheville, N. C; F. W. Bennett, Mississippi national forest, Jackson, Miss.; R. N. Mc- Kinley, South Carolina national for est, Columbia, S. C. ; H. S. Redding and W. C. Callender, Keratchie na tional forest, Alexandria, La.; L. N. Whipple, Texas national forest, Houston, Texas ; Carl T. Jones, for est service, CCC unit, Chattanooga,' Tenn. . . . State Constitution Commission Named The following prominent, North Carolinians have been appointed on the state commission to cooperate with the national commission on plans for observing the 150th an niversary of the formation of the Constitution of the United States:' Governor Clyde R. Hoey, W. P. Stacy, chief justice of the supreme court; Henry M. London, secretary of the N. C. historical commission; Walter Murphy, Salisbury; Thomas J. Gold, High Point; Judge John J. Parker, Charlotte ; Judge E. Y. Webb, Shelby ; A. D. MacLean, Raleigh ; Isaac C. Wright, Wilming ton ; J. G. Merrimon, Asheville. Health Nurses Hold Annual Conference Nurses employed by the state board of health to work in un organized counties held their an nual conference in Raleigh. They conferred with Dr. Carl V. Rey nolds, state health officer; Dr. G. M. Cooper, assistant state health officer and director of the division of preventive medicine, and others, while at the state health building. These nurses have charge of mid wife and school inspection and oth er work, for the performance of which they are responsible to the board of health, through Dr. Coop er's division. While there, they dis cussed plans for the future, includ ing the revision of reports, etc,

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