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VOL. LI I, NO. 29
FRANKLIN, N. C, THURSDAY, JULY 22, 1937
$1.50 PER YEAR
WILL BE PAID
Judge Webb Issues Order
For Distribution Of
, Judge E. Yates Webb, of the U.
S. district court in Asheville, has
ordered the distribution of $71,335
of Macon county funds among the
creditors having interest claims
against the county.
The money has 'been held in the
Wachovia Bank and Trust company
pending -a. settlement. The order
was signed in suits brought by
Royal Neighbors of America, Inc.,
and the Sovereign camp Woodmen
of the World. ! , ' .
The county has entered into an
agreement, with its creditors for the
refunding of its bonded indebted
ness, and this agreement provides
for payment of the accrued inter
est on the indebtedness at fifty
cerits on the dollar. Most of the
bondholders have accepted the
terms of the agreement, and the
order of Judge Webb clears the
way to settlement. .
George B. Patton, county attor
ney, who has been leading the
movement for the refunding of the
county's debts and for a lower in
terest rate, stated that since the
order had been issued iby Judge
Webb additional funds had been
deposited to bring the total amount
to $75,000, which will cover the pay
ment of all delinquent interest at
the rate named in the agreement.
All that a bondholder has to do is
to "turn' in i ' hts bonds and " receive
tht new bonds in their stead, and
at' the same time he will receive a
check for the interest due him
under the agreemtnt.
With the signatures of all of the
big bondholders already attached
to the agreement, it is thought that
all of those holding smaller amounts
will soon fall into lint, as they
have in other counties where sim
ilar action" has been taken.
Charles R. Hursh
Charles R. Hursh, of Asheville,
in charge of forest influence inves
tigations of the U. S. forcsfservice,
formerly with the engineering data
division of TVA, spent the week
end in Franklin on a visit to the
Coweeta experiment station.
In speaking of this .water re
sources ; project, Mr. Hursh stated
that there existed no finer oppor
tunity for comprehensive and' in
tensive watershed study and re
search than that furnished by the
Coweeta experiment station.
This station is now on charge of
Hugh E. Crcasman who succeeded
Mr. Richard Hertzler, after his re
cent transfer to Asheville.
Watkins Reunion To
Be Held Sunday, Aug. 1
The Watkins reunion will be held
Sunday, August 1, with Mr. and
Mrs. Charlie Stiles at their home
near the Cozad roller mill.
All the descendants of thes fam
ily are invited to come and bring
Miss Virginia Oliver came up
from Atlanta, Sunday for a week's
visit with Miss Anna Jean Hall.
(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.x .19c
Corn, bu. .... ....... .... .,. .$1.15-
Quoted by Nantahala Creamery
Butterfat, lb. 27c
Attend Assembly Sessions
In Bender sonville
Several Franklin . Rotarians and
their wives attended the district
assembly, of the 190th district
which was held in Hendersonville
Monday and Tuesday.
The 190th district contains 37
clubs in North Carolina and South
Carolina; and the assembly is com
posed of the presidents and sec
retaries of these clubs.
Guy L. Houk, of Franklin, dis
trict governor, presided over the
meetings of the assembly.
Among the Franklin people who
attended were: Mr. and Mrs. Guy
L. Houk, Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Perry,
George J. Johnston, J. S. Conley,
John Cunningham and Lester
Rev. J. A. Flanagan Named
Commander of Post
For Ensuing Year
Rev. J. A. Flanagan was elected
commander of Macon Post No. 108
of the American Legion at the
regular monthly meeting and an
nual election of officers held Mon
day night in the Legion hall.
vice-commander, - A. R. Higdon,
was elected adjutant and finance
officer. Others elected were: Tom
Moss, sergeant-at-arms, and Rev.
S. R. Crockett as chaplain. The
newly-elected officers will "be in
stalled at a later date.
Boise Hall was the retiring com
mander of the Post.
Rev. J. A. Flanagan and Miss
Lassie Kelly were elected delegates
to the state convention in Durham,
Rev. SR. Crockett and W. R.
Smart were named as alternates.
Refreshments were served follow
ing the meeting.
Arrested for Disposing
Of Mortgaged Property
Bill Byrd, of near Aquone, was
arrested Sunday - morning at 3
o'clock by John W. Edwards,
United States deputy marshal, on
a charge of disposing of mort
gaged property belonging to the
United States and -which had been
in his possession for the past two
Byrd was taken to Bryson City
and lodged in jail in default of
$300 bond to await the November
term of. United States district court.
Market Open Wednes
nesdays and Saturdays
Th Home Dcmonstratidn club
market will be open Wednesdays
and Saturdays from 8:30 until l
The women appreciate the sup
port that the town people have
given them and will welcome any
Mrs. J. A. -Deal
Mrs! J. A- Deal, who has been
critically ill at Angel hospital for
several days, was reported Thurs
day to be somewhat improved.
Dermont Ty singer returned to
his home in Lexington, N. C, Wed
nesday, after spending several days
herek with his brother, Carl Ty
singer and Mrs. Tysinger at -their,
home on Harrison avenue.
Miss Florence Stalcup spent
Tuesday in Asheville on business.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Dalton, an
nounce tle birth of a son, Dale
Hampton, Thursday, July 8, at
their home on Franklin, route 4, ' ,
New. Equipment Arrives;
Is Latest Thing In
The fire truck recently ordered
by the Franklin town board arrived
one day last week, and the fire
boys are very much elated.
The ' truck is the very latest
thing in fire fighting equipment.
The pump has a capacity of 800
gallons per minute from a hydrant
and 500 gallons per minute from
suction. The suction pipes can be
attached on both sides, and with
Siamese connections, four streams
of water can be thrown at high
pressure over any building in the
town. The 'truck is also equipped
with ladders and axes and has a
hose capacity as great as will ever
Before being accepted by the in
surance underwriters and shipped
to Franklin the engine of the v new
truck was run for 24 hours with
out a stop and showed no defect.
This new equipment will no doubt
reduce the insurance rates in Frank
lin appreciably, and - will also give
home owners an added sense of
Those who have examined the
new equipment are unanimous in
saying that the town has made a
Friday Night, July 30
Have you a hidden talent ? Are
you considered a beauty in your
community ? Is your little daughter
popular among her friends. Would
you like to 1 prove any, either, or
all of these points? If so, why not
enter one of the following contests;
A Little Miss Macon county con
test, a beauty contest, and an ama
teur contest. This program will be
held Friday night, July 30, in the
Macon county courthouse, sponsor
ed by the Woman's Missionary So
ciety, of the Franklin Methodist
These entries are free and for the
purpose of discovering new talent
for radio or screen tests. These op
portunities . may secure a radio,
stage, or screen career. The winner
of both the beauty contest and
amateur contest alike will be en
titled to and will be invited to at
tend the state-wide contest with
all expenses paid while there. The
winner of the Little Miss Macon
County Contest will receive a gold
lined silver cup for her prize.
, Children from 2 to 12 years may
enter. All beauty contestants over
14 years of age, either married or
single, may compete for the title
of Miss North Carolina and in the
final Miss United States.
Entrants in the Little Miss Ma-
Leon county and beauty contest are
to be sponsored iby the business
firms and professional men of the
county. Contestants' are to furnish
their own costumes, either after
noon or evening dresses.
Entrants in the amateur contests
may be any age, either male or
female. Any form of wholesome
entertainment will be acceptable,
such as tap dancing, singing, im
personations," reciting or any form
of instrumental music. Any act may
consist of one or more people.
However, at the state contest, the
company will assume the expenses
of only four persons in any one
act. Registrations for amateur con
test must be made Saturday July
24, and Monday July 26, at Macon
County Furniture Store.
Misses Staley and Kathleen
Smith, daughters of Mr. and Mrs.
Roy Smith, of Greenville, N. C,
are on an -extended visit with
friends and . relatives of West's
J. B. Raby
Funeral Held at Watauga
Funeral services for John B.
Raby, 74, were held at the Watauga
Baptist church Wednesday after
noon, July 11, at 4 o'clock. Rev. D.
C. McCoy, of Oak Grove, was in
Mr. Raby died at the home of
his daughter,, Mrs. Mildred Nelson,
in Mitchell county, Tuesday even
ing at 6 o'clock after an illness of
Mr. Raby, a farmer, spent his
entire life in Macon county until
two years ago when he went to
make his home with his daughter.
He was a member of the Oak
Grove Baptist church.
He is survived by five daughters,
Mrs. Mildred Nelson, ofKonajMrs.
Annie Bryson, of Waynesville; Mrs.
Kate Owens, of Biltmore; Mrs.
Fannie Roach, of Reidsville, and
Mrs. Ruth Leatherman, of Indiana,
and three sons, Frank, of Cowarts ;
Parker and Geprge, of Franklin;
two brothers, J. H. Raby, of High
Point, and James E. Raby, of
Memphis, Tenn., and several grandchildren:
PICNIC TO BE
Farmers' Federation Will
Stage Annual Affair
. The date for the Farmers' Fed
eration picnic in' Macon county
has been moved forward from
Wednesday, August 4, to Saturday,
July 31, it was announced this
week by Vance A. Browning, the
Federation's director of education
al work and field activities.
Mr. Browning explained that' the
change of dates was made on ac
count of the fact that many rural
schools in this county are to be
open on Monday, August 2. By
moving the date up to the preced
ing Saturday, he feels that the at
tendance will be much larger. A
crowd of 800 to 1,000 persons is
The picnic will be held on the
Franklin school grounds. The pro
gram will get under way at 10
o'clock in the morning with ad
dresses by Federation executives
and others, music by the Federa
tion's string band and various en
tertainment features. There will be
prizes for the oldest and youngest
couples present, the largest family,
the baldest man, the man with the
longest beard and the best tall
story teller. '
After a picnic dinner, there will
be foot races and other contests
followed by a singing convention
from 2 o'clock until 4 o'clock with
prizes offered for the best choirs,
quartets and duets. Mr. Browning
is especially anxious to " have a
good representation of singers pre
Although the picnic is being spon
sored by the Federation, it is open
to all farm families in the county,
Mr. Browning said. Those attend
ing are expected to bring well-filled
lunch baskets. Lemonade will be
served by the Federation. .
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Garner, of
Woodrow, spent Sunday here with
Mrs. Garner's grandmother, Mrs.
J. B. Stalcup.
Miss Catherine Mclver, of Mil
ledgeyille, Ga., is "spending several
days here, the house guest of Miss
J. W. Reynolds, of Albany, Ga.,
came up for a visit with his wife,
who is spending the summer at a
camp near Arrowood Glade.
Mrs. J. B. Deal and two daugh
ters, Misses Dorothy and Mae
Deal, returned to their home on
Franklin Route 4 last week, after
a visit to relatives and friends in
FOUND IN LAKE
Identified as Alton Owens,
Caddy at Highlands
The body of Alton Owens,. 18, son
of Mr. and Mrs. Miles Owens, of
Satulah, Ga., was found in the
country club lake about one mile
from Highlands, Saturday afternoon
about 1 o'clock by a young man
named Norton who resides in the
The body had apparently been in
the water for several days and was
swollen almost beyond recognition.
Young Norton said he saw the
body in the lake and notified Tom
Crunkleton and Gene Brown, who
reside in that section. They obtain
ed a boat, rowed to the middle of
the lake and found the "body hang
ing by a foot to a wire that is
stretched across the lake. The wat
er at that place is 20 feet deep.
The body was brought to shore
and Sheriff Slagle was notified by
phone. He, Deputy Sheriff John
Dills, Coronor C. M.' Moore and
Dr. W. A. Rogers went immediate
ly to the scene. The body showed
no marks and it was at first
thought that Owens came to his
death by drowning, and the case
was listed in that way, but the par
ents of the youth were dissatisfied
and 'a further examination was
made Sunday by Dr. Furman
Angel, Dr. Edgar Angel and Dr.
S. P. Vandiviere, of CCC camp
F-20. X-rays showed that Owens'
skull was -fractured on the left side
and the whole head gave evidence
of having been brutally beaten.
Officers are investigating the case
but so far no clues have been
found as to where the young man
was killed or who killed him.
Young Owens had been working
as a caddy at the country club up
to Tuesday night of last week, and
it was at about 9:30 that night that
he was last seen. He said that
night that he might go to-a picture
show or might go home to Satulah.
His brother-in-law, Ed Russell, of.
Highlands, with whom he was stay
ing, therefore thought nothing of
his absence. His parents at Satulah,
thinking he was with the brother-in-law,
also made no inquiries,
which accounts for the fact that no
search was made after he disap
peared. The body of young Owens was
taken to his home at Satulah for
Singing Convention To
Meet At Bethel Aug. 7-8
The sub-division of the annual
singing convention of Macon
county, will meet on Saturday and
Sunday, August 7 and 8, at the
Bethel Methodist churchy on High
way No. 28, it was announced this
week by John Holt, president.
Bound Over For
Breaking and Entering
At a hearing . before Robert A.
Patton, United States commissioner,
Friday morning, Donald Houston,
was found guilty of breaking, enJ
tering and the larceny of 45 gal
lons of gasoline from a govern-?
ment tool house on Buck creek.
He was bound over to the No
vember term of United States dis
trict court at Bryson City.
CARD OF THAN ICS
We wish i to express our many
thanks' arid appreciation to our
ness and sympathy shown, to us
during our bereavement. Also for
the beautiful floral offerings. I
MRS. J. W. HASTINGS
Mrs. J. T. Russell, of . Waynes
ville, spent Sunday here visiting
her mother, Mrs. J. B. Stalcup, at
her home on Iotla street.