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VOL. LII, NO. 30
FRANKLIN, N. C, THURSDAY, JULY 29, 1937
$1.50 PER YEAR
free School Books Will
Be Available For All
Macon county schools will open
next Monday, August 2, with the
exception of Franklin, Highlands
and Oak . Dale. The opening of
Oak Dale school has been defer
red until Monday, August 16.
Free textbooks re available for
all grades up to and including grade
seven, in accordance with an act
passed at the last session of the
M. D. Billings,- county school
superintendent stated . that old
school books would be used wher
ever possible, hut that the new
books necessary would be supplied
to the various teachers as needed.
He is having a room erected on
the Franklin school grounds to
house the new books.
Association to Meet With
The Macan county Baptist asso
. ciation will meet with the Cbweeta
Baptist church Wednesday August
The following ; program has been
prepared : !
10.00 a.m. Song service; devo
tional; appoint reading clerks. ,
10:15 a. m. Call for church let
ters; enroll messengers.
'-10:30 a. m. Organization; recog
11:00 am. Song service and in
troductory sermon, by Rev. R. F.
12:00 m. Dinner.
1:15 p. m. Song and devetional.
1:20 p. m. Appoint committees
on nominations, place and preach
ing,, finance and resolutions.
1:30 p. m. Orphanage, Rev. A.
2:00 p.-.m. Ministerial relief, Rev.
D. C. McCoy.
2:30 p. m. Christian education,
Rev. A. J. Smith.
3:15 p. m. Periodicals, T. M.
3:30 p. m. Hospitals, Rev. J. I.
4:00 p. m.-Roll call of messeng
ers. Adjourn to 8:00 p. m.
8:00 p. m. Sermon by a visiting
Thursday, August S Second Dy
9:30 a. m. Spng service and dc
' votional; reading of minutes.
9:40 a. m. Stewardship and en
listment, Rev. W. L. Bradley.
10:00 a. m. State, home and for
eign missions, Walter Dean.
11:00 a. m. Temperance, J. L.
12:00 m. Dinner.
1:15 p. m. Song and devotional.
1 :25 p. m. Woman's Missionary
union, Mrs. Vernon Higdon.
1 :45 p. m. Baptist training un
ion, Glen Shuler.
2:05 p. m. Sunday schools, Tom
2:30 p. m. State of churches,
Rev. T. D. Denney.
2:50 p. m. Associational promo
tion pommittce report.
jS'lbO p. m. Reports of commit
tees; miscellaneous business; reso
lutions; roll call; adjourn.
(Prices listed below are subject
to change without notice.)
Ouoted by Farmers Federation, Inc.
Chickens, heavy breed, hens 12c
Chickens, light weight, lb. .. 9c
Fryers, heavy, lb. 18c
Fryers, light, lb. IS
Eggs, doz. .19c .
Corn, $1.10; Wheat, $1.00; Rye, $1.00
Quoted by Nantahala Creamery
Butterfat, lb. Y.:.... '.'..'. ..'.'.. 27c
To Be Held at Tabernacle
Owing to the fact i that the
Franklin 'school' property could not
be secured for the occasion, the
Farmers' Federation, picnic will be
held Saturday at Angel's tabernacle
at the lower, end of Wayah street,
A very large crowd is expected
to attend and many enjoyable and
profitable features arc on the pro
gram. The Angel tabernacle property is
a very suitable place for the picnic
and is as conveniently located as
the school grounds. .
Although the picnic is being spon
sored by the Federation, it is . open
to all farm families in the county.
Those attending are expected to
bring well-filled lunch baskets.
Lemonade will be served by the
Winners Will Compete In
Beauty Show and In
Many contestants have register
ed for the beauty contest, amateur
contest, and a "Little Miss Macon
county'' contest to be held in the
Macon county courthouse Friday
evening. The Woman's Missionary
society of the Franklin Methodist
church is sponsoring the program.
The winners of the beauty con
test and the amateur contest will
compete in the All-States Beauty
show and contest to be held in
Biloxi, Miss., later this summer.
All expenses of the contestants will
be paid while they are there.
At the state contest the winners
will receive a screen test and later
"compete in the national contest for
"Miss United States" and "The
United States Amateur winner."
Radio auditions will be given the
winners of all three contests.
The winner of the "Little Miss"
contest will receive a cup.
Entrants in the Little Miss Ma
con county and beauty contest are
being sponsored by business firms
and professional men of the county.
Any form of wholesome enter
tainment will be acceptable, such as
tap dancing, singing, impersona
tions, reciting, or . any form of in
strumental music. Any Nact may
consist of one' or more persons.
However, at the state contest, the
company will assume the expenses
of only four persons in any one;
Admission will be 10 and 25
cents and a very large attendance
To Be Conducted
The North Carolina state board
of health has arranged for a tuber
culosis survey to be conducted in
Dr. Denholm, who is connected
with the state sanitarium, will hold
clinics on August 0 and 7 at the
county health department in the
Higdon building. Clinic hours will
be from 8:30 a. m. to 4:30 p. m.,
Friday, August 6, and from 8:30
a. m. to 12 Saturday, August 7.
All persons who have been diag
nosed as having tuberculosis and
all persons who have been exposed
to active cases of tuberculosis are
eligible for, and urged to attend
Oak Dale School
To Open August 16
Miss Nora Moody has announced
that her school at Oak Dale will
open August 10 instead of August
2. Patrons of the school are asked
to bear the date in mind.
urrell Motor Company
In New Quarters Saturday
Will Convene August 23 ;
Judge . C. Bivens
The August term of Macon su
perior court will convene on Mon
day, August 23, with judge E. C.
Rivers, of .Mt. Airy, presiding.
The criminal docket is expected
to be very light as' there are no
major criminal cases in prospect.. .
The civil calendar, which will be
taken, up immediately after the
criminal docket is disposed of, con-1
tains some 48 cases, which will
probably run the court well into
the second week.
Two Dentists and Nurse
Arrive in Franklin
Miss Josephine Dixon, of Green
ville, N. C, has begun work as
public health ' nurse for Macon
county to succeed Mrs. Edith B.
Harris who resigned a few weeks
ago to accept a year's scholarship
at Columbia University Medical
Center, Ncvv York.
Miss Dixon comes to Franklin
from the lXirham health depart
ment with a fine record of service
with the North Carolina state board
of health, and her work will be in
cooperation with the county physi
cian and sanitary officer.
Drs. Masten and Stevens, dentists
with the state board of health, have
arrived to hold dental clinics for
three months in Macon county for
school children under 13 ; years.
During the present they are con
ducting a clinic at Chapel school
for colored children, at Rainbow
Springs and Oak Ridge. Last year
similar clinics were held in 21
schools in the county.
Under the present setup the
health work being done in this
county is made possible by funds
from the U. S. public health serv
ice, N. C. state board of health
and the county commissioners. The
personnel consists of H. H. Plcm
mons, sanitary engineer; Miss Jose
phine Dixon, full time health liursc ;
Dn'P. G. Padgett, of Bryson City,
part time county health physician,
who visits Macon county on Tues-
day and Friday of each week,
and Miss Susan M. McClurc, of
Charge Against Father '
And Son Dismissed
Sheriff A. B. Slaglc, and Deputy
Sheriff, John Dills, Wednesday ar
rested Marvin Holt, 48, and his
son, Gerald, 25, both of the High
lands section, on a warrant , sworn
out in connection with the death
of Alton Owen, 18, whose body was
found in a lake near Highlands on
Saturday, July 17.
The warrant for the arrest of
the two men was sworn out by
Miles Owen, of Satulah, Ga., fath
er of Alton Owen.
The elder Holt and his son were
placed under arrest and brought to
jail pending a preliminary hearing,
which was held in the courthouse
Thursday afternoon before Magis
trates Carpenter and Sctscr.
The case was dismissed-for lack
Will Clean Off
Clark's Chapel Cemetery
On Saturday, July 31, at Clark's
Chapel Methodist church a group
is planning to clear off the ceme
tery. Any folks, not living in the
community but having relatives
buried there, are invited to come
and take part,
Splendid New Building
On Main Street
The Burrell Motor company will
be 'ready' to welcome friends and
customers Saturday in their splen
did new building on Main street.
It is the largest business structure
in Franklin and is modern in every
The 'building is 78x130 feet, two
story, brick and steel 'construction,
and contains a beautiful display
room, parts department, offices and
repair and paint shop, all on the
first floor. The second story will
probably to be for rental purposes.
However, no definite agreement
lias been reached at this time, Mr.
Burrell stated, and it will be left
as it is for the present.
In front of the building, is locat
ed the Main Street Service Sta
tion, managed by Lawrence and
Thad Patton, who formerly operat
ed the Patton Bros. Service Sta
tion. This station is equipped with all
the most modern devices for serv
icing cars and trucks and will be
open for service day and night.
The present quarters of the Bur
rcir Motor company will be closed
all day Friday on account of the
move, but ' will be open Saturday
morning in the new location.
A special attraction Saturday at
2 :30 p. m. will be a sale of seven
cars, which will go to the highest
bidders for cash. This feature of
the opening will no. doubt attract
a large crowd and some spirited
bidding is expected.
Veteran Railroad Man
Another "discoverer" of the Nan
tahala region has come and seen
arid been conquered by the ' un
expected beauty surrounding Frank
lin. Irvin E. Smith, veteran employee
of the Southern Railway general
offices, Decatur, Ga., stopped in
the office of the chamber of com
merce and told of his overnight
stop with his family in Franklin
that had been continued, for the
remainder of his vacation.
"I have been profoundly im
pressed by the climate and the
scenic beauty of the Franklin sec
tion, so much so, that, instead of
continuing on our journey, decided
to make Franklin my headquarters,
making daily trips in every direc
tion. I find all points of interest
within easy access' and many charm
ing trips possible from Franklin as
a comtortaDie Dase.
Mr. Smith has visited all the well
known resorts of Western North
Carolina and was surprised to find
a vast section of wonderful scenery
unknown to him..
"Franklin is within such easy dis
tance of centers of population like
Charlotte, Columbia, Savannah,
Jacksonville, Atlanta, Chattanooga
and Knoxvillc, that it should be
come a great playground for the
surrounding states.' Indeed, I have
seen more cars from Pennsylvania
and Ohio than any other states,
this because of the great highway
opened over the Smokies through
New Found Gap."
Mr. Smith then proved his con
tinued interest in the progress of
this section by subscribing to The
Franklin. Press. .'
Macon Delegates To
Future Farmers Meet
Gartell Lancaster and Brownlow
Addington were delegates to the
state future farmers, convention
which was held in Raleigh July
24-28. They represented the Frank
Mack Patton, who won in the
district stock judging contest, also
attended and took part in the state,
1937 TAX RATE
Social Security and Debt
Plan Cause Increase
Of 25 Cents
At a called meeting held Mon
day, the Macon county board of
comrnissioners set the 1937 tax rate
and discussed several other matters.
The county-wide tax rate was set
at $1.30 on- the $1(X).0() valuation,
divided as follows:
General fund .15
Jail and court ' .05
Pauper fund 05
Social security 20
Debt service ................. .65
School debt service 12
Schools, capital outlay ........ .03
The plan proposed for refunding
the county's indebtedness will be
put into operation Monday, 82 per
cent of the bondholders . having
signed the agreement.
Under -this plan the interest rate
is reduced from an average of
5.64 to 4.75 and the past due in
terest will be settled for 50 cents
on the dollar.
The tax rate last year was $1.05
and the increase this year amounts
to 25 cents on the hundred, 20
cents of which was made necessary
by the social security program.
The refinancing plan, therefore,
necessitated an increase of only
five cents on the hundred to take
care of the county's bonded obli
gations. The money is on hand to settle
all accrued interest on bonded in
debtedness, and the new bonds will
be issued and exchanged for those
now held as soon as the legal for
malities can be completed.
C. M. Reeves, 52, Killed
When Tree Splits
Charles Martin Reeves, 52, of the
Oak Dale section, was killed last.
Thursday afternoon when his head
and chest was crushed by a falling
Mr. Reeves was cutting acid
wood on a tract of eovernment
land for his brother, J. C. Reeves,
who had purchased the timber. A
forked tree split open as it fell
against another tree, causing one
limb to strike him in' the chest.
He lived for only 45 minutes after
Funeral services were held at the
home Friday afternoon at 4 o'clock,
with Rev. Virgil Ramcy, pastor of
the Pentecostal Holiness church of
Cullasaja, in charge. Burial was in
the Tippett cemetery near the
Rev. A. R. Morgan To
Preach Here Sunday
Rev. A. Rufus Morgan, rector of .
St. John's church, Columbia, S. C.,
will be the preacher at the 11
o'clock service on Sunday morning
at St. Agnes' Episcopal church. Mr.
Morgan i$ , a Macon county boy
and it is expected that a large
number of his friends will turn out
to hear him. Visitors arc cordially
invited to be present.
Siler Reunion To
Be Held August 5
The Siler family will hold the
annual reunion at "Sunnyside
Farm," the home of Mrs. W. W.
Sloan, on Thursday, August 5.
The Siler reunions are always
largely attended and the crowd this
year is expected, to be larger than