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VOL. HI, NO. 26
FRANKLIN, N. C, THURSDAY, JULY 1, 1937
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Education Board Requests
Provision Be Made
The board of education of Ma
con county met Monday night for
.the purpose of electing custodians
for each school in the county. The
v . following list was elected:
Franklin G, L. Houk; Highlands,
Prof. Summer; Otter Creek, Pat
Solesbee; Jotla, J. E. Myers; Olive
Hill, Walter Campbell; Clark's
Chapel, Willard Keener; Union,
Fritz Henderson; Maple Springs,
Zeb Shope; Holly Springs, Wayne
McCracken; Watauga, Frank Bail
ey; Oak Ridge, Mrs. A. W. Reid;
(- Mountain Grove, Lee Dills; Hig
donville, B. M. Angel;. Salem, W.
M. Bryson; Mashburn Branch,
Andy Sorrells; Pine Grove, W. M.
Holland; Walnut Creek, Mrs. F. E.
Mashburn; Buck Creek, Dock Rog
ers; Gold Mine, Jo Dendy; Scaley,
John Burnett; Mulberry, Lester
Norton ; Academy, E. B. Conley ;
Hickory Knoll, J. J. Gray ; Lower
Tesenta; Mell Cabe; Upper Tesen
ta, Mann Norton; Mountain View,
, Tom McDaniel; Otto, Joan CaDe;
Slagle, C. S. Slagle; Allison-Watts,
John Roane; Rainbow Springs, Mrs.
M. D. Cuthbertson; Aquone, Lee
Russell ; Fair View, Lee Kilpatrick;
Beecher, Rass Duvali; Kyle, O. C.
Hall; Camp Branch, Wesley Dills;
Oak Dale, Jud Wilds ; Burningtown,
W. E. .Welch; Morgans, E. B.
Byrd ; " Tellico, Jim Ramsey; Oak
Grove, Everett Bradley; West's
Mill, J. H. Dalton; Liberty, E. O.
Rickman; Harmony, J. E. Allen;
Rose Creek, Carl Parrish ; -Chapel,
Carpenter for county school house
work, Jess Keener.
The school board also voted to
request of all the custodians of
school property in the county that
the school properties and buildings
. be available for use for recreation
and 4-H Club work and cooperate
with the leaders of those projects.
The need of community center!
for these activities of the young
people of the county is keenly felt,
and the fact that the school build
ings are the property of the people
and are almost wholly unused ex
cept for the 40-odd hours of the
eight months school session makes
this action of the board not only
a reasonable demand but a signi
ficant step for the progress of ed
ucation in the county.
Little Girl Bitten
By Rabid Dog
Minnie Lee Gibson, five-year-old
daughter- of Mr. and Mrs. Roy
' Gibson, is taking the rabies treat
ment after being bitten on the calf
of her left leg by a mad-dog last
Tha dog's head was sent to Ral
. c"igh and. a wire ; was received
Thursday stating that the dog was
The little pirl's condition is re
ported as satisfactory;
(Prices listed below are subject
1o change without notice.)
Quoted by Farmer's Federation, Inc.
Chickens, heavy breed, hens 11c
Chickens, light weight, lb. .. 9c
Fryrs, lb- 20c
Eggs, doz. 20c
Corn, btt. ................. .$1.10
Quoted by Nantahala Creamery
Butterfat, lb. ............... 26c
From Oxford Orphanage
Here MondayJuly 5
The singing class of the Oxford
orphanage will entertain the people
of Franklin next Monday night,
July 5, at the courthouse, the pro
gram beginning at 8 o'clock, and a
large crowd is expected to attend.
There will be an Independence
Day celebration on the same day
and night, sponsored by the Amer
ican Legion ana the Boy Scouts,
but their program has been arrang
ed so as not to interfere with the
concert by the singing class.
This class is under the traveling
management of L. W. Alderman
who has traveled thousands of miles
and his thousands of friends among
Masons as well as others look for
ward to his coming with the sing
ing class. The appearance of the
singing class bus on the highway
and on the streets has been .an ob
ject of interest for the past four
years. The members of the class
are entertained in the homes of
Masons and other friends and the
presence; of the orphans in the
homes of our people always gives
an opportunity to see and hear
about the splendid work done by
the Masons and the state of North
Carolina in taking care of children
who are dependent.
Rearing Pools Filled To
Arrowood trout rearing pools are
now being operated to capacity. It
was announced . today by -Paul H.
Gerrard, forest supervisor of the
Nantahala national forest, that the
twelve . trout rearing pools at Ar
rowood Glade are now being oper
ated at full capacity .for the pur
pose of improving local fishing by
rearing the small trout, received
from the hatcheries, until they are
large enough to be placed in
streams. When the fish are of
suitable size, usually about 6 inches
long, they will be placed in various
streams throughout the forest, for
the benefit of fishermen.
This is' a cooperative project be
tween the Nantahala national for
est and the U. S. bureau of fish
eries. Also, the state department of
conservation and development has
contributed a large number of fish
from their hatcheries. At present
over 100,000 fish are being held in
these pools to be placed in the
streams this fall. Every effort is
being made to properly care for
these fish, so that a good percent
age will survive for the sport and
recreation of anglers.
The fish in these pools create a
great deal of interest to the hun
dreds of users of the Arrowood
Glade picnic area, and to the peo
nle who are at Arrowood Glade
during the feeding time, the added
attraction of watching the fish be-
ing fed creates a great deal of in
terest. It is the aim of the forest service
to continue to rear fish and to
systematically plant them in suit
able streams throughout the forest
with the ultimate goal of restoring
manv understocked streams, to their
original state of being well stocked
with legal sized fish.
Since this is a public project, the
full coooeration of the public is
essential and the public can greatly
assist by abiding by fishing laws
and regulations and by reporting
anv violations to the .nearest state
or federal warden.
Talks Interestingly Of
Sessions of Rotary
Guy L. Houk, district governor
of the 58th district of Rotary, is
home again after attending the
convention df Rotary International
in France, and spending three
weeks in France, Switzerland and
Mr. Houk first attended the
meeting of the assembly of Rotary
International, held the week before
the convention, at Montreux, the
historic town at the eastern end of
Lake Geneva in Switzerland, in
whose midst towers the Castle of
Chillon whose medieval dukes ex
acted toll from all travelers through
the Simplon Pass of the Alps.
This gathering was attended by
200' officers representing 77 coun
triesincluding all of Europe ex
cept Russia, and also China and
Japan, the Americas, Australia,
New Zealand and Tasmania.
In connection with this meeting
Mr. Houk reported that there was
held a training school for officers
for the purpose of unifying aims
and policies of the organization the
lecturers and teachers being past
officers of international distinction.
The language difficulty was hand
led at these lectures through micro
phones on the speaker's desk
where translators repeated the ad
dresses in three other languages,
conveyed to the listeners through
head phones upon which they could
dial for the speech in either Eng
lish, French, German or Italian.
Mr. Houk explained that all As
iatics speak English, Europeans and
South Americans usually being
masters of several languages,
French being the most 'common
The convention held at Nice was
attended by 8,500 delegates repre
senting 4,300 clubs in 80 countries,
was opened by President LeBrun,
of France, other speakers being
the French minister of "foreign af
fairs, and high government officials
and distinguished men from other
Asked the position taken by this
gathering on the subject of World
Peace, Mr. Houk explained that
while Rotary International has con
sistently refrained from endorsing
or adopting any of the many plans
presented, that the primary aim of
the organization that of creating
mutual understanding and goodwill
among professional and business
men in different countries, of vary
ing races and creeds, was a signi
ficant contribution to the social
and economic forces making for
After the convention Mr. Houk
had a delightful trip through the
Lake region of the Maritime Alps,
the Riviera, through Italy, visiting
Genoa, Rome and Naples, returning
on the Italian liner, Roma. .
He reports an inspiring and help
ful meeting characterized by a
spirit of friendliness and a common
purpose among members, even those
representing nations that, politically,
are in various attitudes of discord.
Harley Cabe Undergoes
Operation for Appendicitis
Harley R. Cabe, clerk of Macon
superior court, was stricken with
appendicitis Thursday morning and
Was rushed to the Angel hospital
where an operation was performed.
As we go to press his contition
is reported as critical,
Legion and Scouts
Charged To Three Men
At Hearing Here
Cattle, rustling, which has long
been considered as an industry pe
culiar to the great western country,
is said to have found some prac
titioners in Macon county, as was
shown when Charlie Oliver and
H. D. Ray, of Mountain City, Ga.,
and Sam , Cunningham, of Otto,
Macon county, ''were bound over
to the August term of superior
court, at a hearing Monday before
Samuel J. Murray, Justice of the
Peace, for stealing and butchering
a steer belonging to Charlie Hodg
ins, of Otto.
The steer was said to have been
killed in the pasture of Kirk Cun
ningham, near Otto, by Oliver and
Cunningham. Oliver sold a portion
of the beef and stored the bal
ance in the Cozad ice plant. He
swore he purchased the steer from
Cunningham and did not know
that it had been stolen.
According to the evidence brought
out Ray did not assist in the kill
ing,, but stayed in the road in his
car about 200 feet from where the
butchering was done, but hauled the
Ed Hodgins, son of Charlie
Hodgins, a witness, identified the
steer by the head and hide, which
was left in the pasture and found
by the 12-year-old son of Grady
The three men, who plead not
guilty, were placed under bond of
Copies Distributed To
Places In Franklin
And Highlands v
Copies of the painting by James
Montgomery Flagg, famous Amer
ican painter, which recently was ac
cepted by President Roosevelt on
behalf of the U. S. forest service,
are now "on display at the follow
ing places in Franklin, N. C:
U. S. postoffice, courthouse, Bank
of Franklin, Angel's Drug Store,
Nantahala Power Co., Perry's Drug
Store, Macon County Supply Co.,
Scott Griffin hotel, Poindexter's
Standard Station, A & P Store,
Cunningham's Standard Station,
Phillip's Shell Station, Calloway's
Sinclair Station, Chamber of Com
The pictures have also been plac
ed at the following' places in High
lands: Marett's Store, Potts' Store,
Postoffice, Tricemont ' Terrace,
Anderson's Drug Store and High
The original painting has been
donated to the U. S. government
by Mr. Flagg as his personal con
tribution to the cause of fire pre
vention in American forests.
The painting depicts Uncle Sam
in the uniform of a forest ranger,
pointing a finger toward a burning
forest, over the title "Your Forests
Your Fault Your Loss."
Plenty of Fun Promised
For Entire Day
Independence Day will be celebrat
ed in Franklin this year on next
Monday, July 5, with an all-day
program sponsored by the Amer
ican Legion and the. Boy Scouts,
and it is expected that one of the
largest crowds ever seen in Frank
lin will be on hand to enjoy the
The following committee has
been appointed by Boise Hall, com
mander of the Macon county post
of the American Legion, to assist
in carrying out the program: C. T.
Bryson, Rufe Cunningham, Frank
Leach, J. D. Franks and Jimmie
The following program has been
Foot races for boys and girls.
Wheelbarrow race, boys.
Blind man wheelbarrow race.
Barrel race. . . .
Lazy man enjoyment.
Bicycle race, boys.
Meandering bicycle race.
Nail driving, contest, for ladies.
2 to 4 p. m. Boxing, courthouse.
4 to 6 p. m. Fiddlers' convention.
8 p. m. Oxford Orphanage sing- .
ing class. . '
9 to 12 p. m. Fireworks, street
J. E. Perry, Frank Potts
And Carl Slagle
RALEIGH, June 30. A complete '
list of the newly-formed county
boards of welfare in the 100 coun
ties of North Carolina was made
public Tuesday by Mrs. W. T. Bost,
commissioner of the state board of
charities and public . welfare,
through Mrs. W. B. Aycock, di
rector of county .organization.
The county boards will serve in
an advisory capacity to the county
superintendents of public welfare
in developing policies and plans.
Investigations of applicants for old
age assistance and aid to dependent
children will be made by the county
welfare departments and passed up
on by the county boards of wel
fare, which also will furnish any
information requested by the state
board of charities and public wel
fare. The terms of the county boards
of welfare, consisting of three mem-'
bers, are rotating. One member will
serve until May, 1938; another until
May, 1939, and the third until
In all instances, except Wake
county, the first member was select
ed by the state board of charities
and public welfare; the second was
named by the county commission
ers, and the third was appointed
by a joint decision of the first
.' The names of the board members
for Macon county are J. E. Perry,
Franklin; Frank Totts, Highlands,
and Carl Slagle, Franklin, Route 1,