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VOL. LI I, NO. 27
FRANKLIN, N. C, THURSDAY, JULY 8, 1937
$1.50 PER YEAR
ALL CCt CAMPS
More Than 5,000 Men At
Work In State's
RALEIGH, July 7 The Civilian
Conservation Corps program for
the first quarter of the fiscal year,
which began on July 1, provides
for the operation of 52 camps in
North Carolina, it has been an
nounced by T. L. Grier, of Raleigh,
supervisor of CCC selection for
the state board of charities and
Of this number, 18 camps have
been assigned to soil erosipn con
trol projects; 13 to the improve
ment and development of national
.forests; five to private forest areas;
four each to improvement and de
velopment of national and state
parks; two to work under the sup
ervision of the biological survey;
two under the Tennessee Valley
authority ; three camps are at work
on military reservations., and one
on a state forest.
All of the 52 camps to be oper
ated in North Carolina under the
CCC three-year extension legisla
tion approved by Congress are in
operation. More than 5,000 CCC
workers in the state are engaged
on the projects, which are scat
tered over a wide area.
Measures designed to help con
trol erosion on farm lands in the
state will be cpntinued by a large
number of the camps. Work of the
forest camps includes improvement
of timber resources and their pro
tection from fire, and extension, of
physical improvement to aid in ad
ministration and. development of
the forests. The camps under the
biological survey are assigned to
projects important in that bureau's
migratory waterfowl restoration
v The four national park camps
will work in the Great Smoky
Mountains national park, protect
ing that area from ' fire and de
spoilation, improving, trails and
park facilities, and cultivating na
tive trees and shrubberies. The
state park camps will continue the
development of recreational facile
ties in state areas, which are 'be
coming increasingly popular with
Mrs. Lillie Payne
Passes Saturday Morning
Mrs. Lillie Payne, 42, died Sat
urday morning at 6:30 after an ill
ness of several months.
Funeral services were held at
Rainbow Springs Baptist church
Sunday morning at 11 o'clock. Rev.
Mr, Chastain was in charge of the
final rites. Interment was in the
Mrs. Payne was the daughter of
the late Mr. and Mrs. Ed Pass
mote. She is survived by her hus
TJand, Tom Payne, two daughters,
Mrs. Furman Emory and Wynona,
and one son, Thomas, Jr., three
grandchildren and one sister, Mrs.
Jeff Patton, of Cartoogechaye.
(Prices listed below are subject
to change without notice.)
Quoted by Farmers Federation, Inc.
Chickens, heavy breed, hens 11c
Chickens, light weight, lb. . . 9c
Fryers, lb. . 20c
Eggs, doz. .19c
Corn, bu. ?U5
Quoted bv Nantahala Creamery
JButterfat, lb. 7. 26c
Of County to Open On
Monday Aug. 2
All the public schools in Macon
county, with the exception , of
Franklin and Highlands, will be
gin work on Monday, August 2, it
has been announced by M. D. Bill
ings, superintendent of schools.
Mr. Billings also stated that the
first county-wide teachers' meeting
will be held at 10 o'clock a. m. on
Saturday, July 31, at the Frank
lin graded school building.
The formal notice in regard to
the above matters appears on an
other page of this issue. 11
Prominent Citizen Passes
Tuesday After Three
J. Wymer Hastings, 56, died at
his home four miles east of Frank
lin at 12:30 p. m. Tuesday after an
illness of three weeks. Death was
caused by heart trouble.
Funeral services were held Wed
nesday afternoon at 3 o'clock at
the Pleasant Hill Baptist church.
Rev. J. I. Vinson, pastor, and Rev.
W. B. Underwood, pastor of the
Franklin Baptist church, conducted
The pallbearers were: E. B. De
Hart, Lake Ledford, Howard Led
ford and Carl Tallent. sons-in-law:
Thad Stockton and Grady Stockton,
nephews of the deceased.
Mr. Hastings was a member of
the Pleasant Hill church and of the
Junior Order of United American
Mr. Hastings had been a mer
chant for about 15 years and was
also a farmer. He was a man of
sound judgment and always took a
great interest in the affairs of the
Surviving are his widow, the for
mer Miss Mattie Ledford, six
daughters, Mrs. E. B- DeHart,
Mrs. Carl Tallent, Mrs. Lake Led
ford, Mrs. Howard Ledford, Misses
Alma and Edith Hastings, all of
Franklin; one son, Freeman, of
Cartoogechaye ; one brother, Lum
Hastings, of Otto; two sisters, Mrs.
Sam Stockton and Mrs. Flora
Farmer, of Prentiss.
Two Iniured In
Wednesday afternoon, enroute
from CCC camp No. 10 at Aquone,
the ambulance from CCC camp No.
20, at West's Mill, left U. S. High
way No. 28, four miles west of
Franklin, when passing a truck
loaded with acid wood forcing the
ambulance into a ten-foot ditch
onrl rntisincr serious injuries to
John Glove, driver, and slight in
juries to Dr. b. f. vanaiviere.
Mr. Glove, of Griffin, Ga.t who
rpreived lacerations of the scalp
and a fractured skull was uncon
scious for several hours but Thurs
day morning he had regained con
sciousness, and was expected by
hospital attaches to recover.
Dr. Vandiviere received slight in
juries on his face and left leg.
Gordon Moore Injured
By Tank Explosion
Gordon Moore, chiet mecnanic ai
the state highway garage in Frank
lin, was' severly burned about his
face, neck, and chest, Wednesday
afternoon, about 4 o'clock;
Mr. Moore was using an acetylene
tnrrh for weldine a crack in an
asphalt tank when the tank ex
ploded causing the burns.
TTi was taken to Ancel hospital
where he is - receiving treatment.
The exact extent of his injuries
are unlertain, as his body was cov
ered with tar. but his condition
was reported as satisfactory Thurs
day morning. ,
Outings Will Be Held
In Nine Counties
Dates and places for Farmers
Federation picnics in nine West
ern North Carolina counties have
been announced by Vance A.
Browning, director of field work
and educational activities for the
The picnics have become an an
nual outing for hundreds of farm
families in the counties where the
federation operates. Attendance at
some of the picnics has ranged as
high as 1,500 persons. The pro
gramfc consist of addresses during
the morning by federation execu
tives and others, and after lunch
eon a number of athletic contests
and other events, followed by sing
ing contests. Prizes are awarded in
all events, among them being one
for the baldest man, the man with
the longest beard, the largest fam
ily present, the oldest and the
youngest couples, and the best tall
story tellers. . , "
The picnics, which are open to
the general public in each county,
will start this year with a joint
picnic of the Buncombe county
membership of the Farmers Fed
eration and the Blue Milk Produc
ers association at Recreation park
on Thursday, July 15. The schedule
of picnics in other counties fol
Polk county, Wednesday, July 21,
at Mill Springs.
Henderson county, Friday, July 23
at Mills River high school.
Rutherford Wednesday, July 28,
at Mount Vernon high school.
Jackson, Saturday, July 31, at
Sylva high school.
Macon, Wednesday, August 4, at
Franklin high school. .
Burke, Saturday, August 7, at
McDowell, Wednesday, August
11 at Pleasant Gardens high school
Haywood, Saturday, August 14,
at Jannathan's Creek high school.
On Thursday, August 19, the fed
eration will . sponsor a district pic
nic at Swannanoa in connection
with the annual-, field day at the
Charged With Entering
U. S. Tool House
A hearing for Donald Houston,
of Shookville, has been set for Fri
day afternoon, July 9, at 2 o'clock
in the courthouse here before U. S.
Commissioner Robert A. Patton.
Houston is charged with breaking
and entering a U. S. government
tool house in Macon county and
the larceny of 45 gallons of gaso
line The complaint was sworn out
by R. V. Miles, Jr., chief ranger
for the Nantahala national forest.
The arrest of Houston was made
by U. S. Deputy Marshal John W.
Edwards early Wednesday morn
ing. He was taken before Commis
sioner Patton where he made bond
for $500 for ,his appearance at ffie
hearing on July 9.
Welfare Supervisors for
Field Work Appointed
It has been announced by the
state board of charities and public
welfare that field social work sup
ervisors have been appointed to
care for the regular routine duties
of the welfare department, as well
as additional work in connection
with the social security program,
which went into effect on July 1.
The supervisor for this district is
Miss Victoria Bell, Asheville, who
has Buncombe, , Cherokee, Clay,
Graham, Haywood, Henderson,
Jackson, Macon, Madison, Polk,
Swainv and Transylvania counties.
Hailstones have been known to
reach a weight of two pounds,
Awarded Saturday By the
Macon Furniture Co.
The, Macon Furniture company
closed their third premium contest
last Saturday, July 3, and awards
were made as follows :
Roman Eagle range, Maud Sand
ers. Bed Spring, Charles T. Ray.
Mattress, Mrs. R. D. Sisk.
Clothes Hamper, Mrs. N. S.
Floor lamp, Steve Stockton.
Porch rocker, Will Dills.
Magazine rack, Lee McClure.
Picture, C. W, Nolen.
140 ON MACON
OLD AGE LIST
120 Children Also Listed
As Dependent Under
Figures released by the state
board of charities and public wel
fare in Raleigh show that Macon
county has 140 persons eligible for
old age assistance and 120 depen
dent children who come under the
provisions of the welfare legislation.
The county's share of the mone
tary cost for old age assistance will
be $4,200, and for dependent chil
This information is contained in
budget estimates sent to the 100
counties of the state by the divi
sion of public assistance of ' the
welfare department, of which Nath
an H. Yelton is director.
The computation shows tHat the
counties will spend, in round fig
ures, the sum of $879,294 a year
for assistance to 26,270 needy aged,
and $495,333 for aid bo .23,095 de
pendent children. The county cost
for old age assistance is one-fourth
of the total, indicating that total
expenditures for that purpose will
amount to approximately $3,517,177,
while more than $1,485,999, based on
the counties paying one-third, will
be spent on underprivileged chil
dren. In addition to the two , major
phases of the social security pro
gram,, the sum of around $170,000
a year will "be expended in behalf
of needy blind persons, and that
fund will be administered by the
North Carolina commission for the
blind, of which Dr. Roma S. Cheek
Arrested for Operating
Horace Mosteller, 35, was arrest
ed Saturday by deputy United
States marshal on the head of
Tusg.uitte, near the Clay and Ma
con county line. He was operating
a non-registered still at the time
of his arrest. He was taken before
John C. Herbert, near Hayesville,
where he made bond for his ap
pearance in Bryson City at the No
vember term of court. The bond
was placed at $300. , .'
Small Child Injured
By Tangled Rope
Carroll Childers, two-year-old son
of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Childers,
was carried to Angel hospital Wed
nesday afternoon of last week with
one bone broken just, above the,
knee. The leg was broken when he
became entangled in a rope to
which a calf was tied.
Dies In Hospital
Just as we go to press we learn
that Wallace Hedden, 14-year-old
son of Mr. and Mrs. Preileau Hed
den, of Highlands, who underwent
an operation for acute appendicitis
at Angel hospital last Thursday,
died this morning at 10:30 o'clock.
Outdoor Contests, Boxing
Bouts and Concert
The Independence Day , celebra
tion which was held in Franklin
Monday, sponsored by the Ameri
can Legion and the Boy Scouts,
was attended by one of the larg
est crowds ever seen in Franklin,
and the fun lasted from 10 o'clock
in the morning until midnight.
The morning program consisted
of races and other out-door con
tests, the first event being two
barrel races for boys. The first
was won by Ernest Simon, while
Hargrave Parrish won the race for
The foot race for boys 10 to 12
went to Richard GueSt, and the
other races resulted as, follows:
Boys 12 to 14, George Hunnicutt;
boys 18 to 21, Andrew Jones; race
for men, R. B. Dean; race for
girls, Edith Poindexter ; wheelbar
row race, Bob Hueler.
James Furr was victor Ln the
greased pole climbing contest.
In the afternoon there were three
fast boxing bouts in the court
house. The first preliminary went
to Fred Guest and the second pre
liminary to John Sctser. The main
bout was won by Edward Huff
man. The singing class from the Ox
ford orphanage entertained a large
crowd in the evening at the court
house with a pleasing program,
and this was followed by a fire
works display on schoolhouse hill.
There were a few arrests for
drunkenness but no fights were re
ported and good order was main
tained throughout the day.
Death of Little
Hilton Oden Penland
Hilton Oden Penland, three-year-old
son of Mr. and Mrs. H. O.
Penland, died at the home of his
parents at Scaly, Sunday morning
at 6 o'clock.
Funeral services were held Sun
day afternoon at 3 o'clock. Rev.
Mr. Reeves and Rev. Mr. Jennings
were in charge of the services.
Surviving, besides the parents,
are two brothers, Edwin and Carl
Eugene and four sisters, Kate,
Mabel, Bessie and Elaine.
Series of Meetings
To Begin at Cowee
Rev. R. F. Mayberry, pastor of
the Cowee Baptist church, will be
gin a two weeks' series of services
on Monday, July 12.
Mr. Mayberry will be assisted
in the preaching by Rev. Harley L.
Phillips, of Rutherfordton.
Services wilj be held at 10 o'clock
in the mornings and at 8 o'clock in
Extension Teaching to be
Continued at Cullowhee
CULLOWHEE, July 7. Presi
dent Hunter, of Western Carolina
Teachers college, has just sent let-.
ters to all principals and superin
tendents in this area, advising that
extension teaching, started last,
year, will be continued. The ex
tension work has been carried on
by Dr. Willis A. Parker, of Ashe
ville. During the past year a total
of 194 persons took extension work
under Dr. Parker, groups being
formed at Brevard, Hendersonville,
Asheville, Marshall and Burnsville.
Extension courses will be offered
in Ancient and Medieval history,
or, Modern and Contemporary his
tory, philosophy or introduction to
sociology, depending upon what a
group may elect, ,