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VOL. LI I, NO. 31
FRANKLIN, N. C, THURSDAY, AUGUST 5. 1937
$1.50 PER YEAR
Contests, Music, Speeches
More than 5(30 persons attended
the Macon county picnic of .th
Farmers' federation held in Frank
lin last Saturday. It was held at
Aneel's tabernacle on Wayal
street. J. G. K. McClure, federation
Carl S, Slaele. a director, wel
corned the group. The invocation
was by the Kev. J. I. Vinson, also
a federation director. ,
Costkui Speaks A
In the tall story contest, first
prize went to. Miss Ruth Cogguis
of Buncombe county. H. Allen Cog
pins, of Bee Tree. Buncombe coun
ty, of the federation's executive
committee, spoke on organization
and cooperation. Dane Norton ask
ed the fanners present to get , in
touch with the manager ot the iea
eration in connection with a mark
et for honev.
Music was furnished through the
day by a number of musicians
Dinner was served in the Taber
Vance A. Browning, director of
the educational department of the
federation, presided at the after
noon . session. Due to rain, foot
races and other outdoor events
were cancelled. In the husband call
ing contest, Mrs. C. A. Bryson was
yjawarded the prize.
Mr. McClure waVthe main speak
er in the afternoon. He told of the
27 per cent increase in the business
of the federation in the first six
months of this year. The Rev. Du
mont Clarke spoke on the Lord's
Acre plan that is being carried on
in 21 counties. Mr. Browning spoke
on the work of the educational and
training department. . , ' .
It was, announced that the larg
est truck load of people present
was from Oak Grove. There were
50 on the truck driven by Frank
Browning. Henry Corbin's family
of seven was the largest family pre
sent. The oldest married couple
was Mr. and Mrs. Robert Shook.
They have been married 47 years.
The youngest married couple was
Mr.' and Mrs. Ralph V. Angel. In
the seed judging contest, Bill Mc
Coy won first prize and Avery
Cabe second' prize.
In the singing contest, Holly
Springs choir won first place. In
another contest, the Raby trio won
Ford Agency Moves
To New Quarters
The Joincs Motor Sales company,
Franklin Ford dealers, announce
this week their removal rom the
yMcCoy building on Main street to
the quarters formerly occupied by
the BurreJ Motor company on
In their new quarters this com
pany will be better prepared than
. ever for sales, service and repairs,
and they. invite all of their friends
and customers to call and see them.
(Prices listed below are subject
to change without notice.)
Quoted by Farmers Federation, Inc.
Chickens, heavy breed, hens 12c
Chickens, light weight, lb. 9c
Fryers, heavy, lb. ......... T. 16c
Fryers, light, lb. .14c
Eggs, doz. . ... 20c
Quoted by Nantahala Creamery
Butterfat, lb. 27c
Of Eastern Star Visits
Mrs. Alice Culpepper, of Eliza
beth City, Worthy Grand Matron
of North Carolina, Order of the
Eastern Star, made her official
visit of the year at Nequassa Chap
ter No. 43, Franklin, Wednesday
evening, August 4.
Mrs. Culpepper was made an
honorary member oi the chapter
and was presented with a small
token of remembrance of her visit
Mrs. Culpepper was introduced
at the beginning of the meeting
and accorded the grand honors ana
Miss Elizabeth Slagle, Grand Adah
for the State of North Carolina,
Order of the Eastern' Star, was in
troduced and accorded the honors
due her station.
Visitors present at the meeting
were Mrs. W. R. Penland, a mem
ber of Nequassa Chapter, who now
lives in Cleveland, Ohio; Mrs. Paul
Gerrard, of Franklin, formerly of
Atlanta, Ga., and Mrs. Paul Harris,
of Clearwater, Fla.
Preceding the meeting, Miss
Elizabeth Slagle entertained with a
dinner party at Kelly's Tea Room
honoring the Worthy Grand Mat
ron. Her guests were Mrs. Alice
Culpepper, worthy grand matron ;
Mrs. Jean Moore, worthy matron;
Mrs. Alice -Ray, conductress; Mrs.
Nobia Murray, secretary; Mrs.
Margaret Cabe, treasurer, and Mrs.
Sallie Moore, marshal.
The regular meeting of the chap
ter will be held on Thursday eve
ning. August 5.
On Monday, August 9, several
members are planning to attend the
all-day district meeting which will
be held this year at Andrews.
F iu n e r a 1 Services Held
At Clyde Monday
Mrs P A. Robinson. 69. died at
6:30 oclock Sunday morning at the
home of her daughter, Mrs. A. G.
Kinsland, Franklin Route 4, after
a long illness.
Surviving Mrs. Robinson are four
daughters, Mrs. Kinsland, Mrs. J.
A. EnsleV. of Clvde. and Mrs. Boise
Hall and Mrs. C. M. Crawford, of
Franklin: eight sons. G. M. and.L.
C. Robinson, of Wilkes-Barre, Pa.,
J. P. and E. L. Robinson, of Can
ton, E. S. Robinson, of Darrington,
Wash.. E. T. Robinson, of Fort Mc-
Pherson, Ga., L. H. Robinson, of
Winston-Salem, and Glenn Robin
son of Franklin: one sister. Mrs.
S. S. Greene, of Franklin ; three
brothers, J. W. and R. C.' Sellers, of
Clvde. and T. H. Sellers, of trank-
lin: 31 grandchildren; and one
Funeral services were conducted
at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon at
Clyde Baptist church. Rev. R. P.
McCracken officiated. Burial was in
Pleasant Hill cemetery.
Active oallbearers were : John
Shook, Cephas Shook, H: W. Ensley,
G. Robinson. Wilev Snyder and
Carey Byers, all of Clyde. Honor
ary pallbearers were: Dr. J.( H.
Fouts. T. R. Franklin. E. V. Am
nions, C. M. Crawford, Boise Hall,
A. G. Kinsland, and B. W. Justice,
all of Franklin, and J. A. Ensley,
Flower bearers were: trances
Robinson. Evelvn. Merl and Louise
Kinsland, Ruth Crawford, Mable
Ensley and Edith Swanger.
Mrs. Robinson was the former
Miss Mabel Sellers,, a member of
nrominent Havwood county fam
ily. She moved to Macon county
r . tt j yriii PL.
irom naywoou county in iyie.. one
had been a member of Clyde Bap
tist church since girlhood.
Winners To Compete In
State Beauty And
Radio Contests i
In the three-act program present
ed at the Macon county court
house, Friday evening, consisting of
a beauty contest, "Little Miss Ma
con County" contest, and an ama
teur contest, Miss "Cleobell Moore
was winner in the beauty contest,
Mary Ann Killian as "Little Miss
Macon County" and Marion Moody
was winner in the amateur contest.
The Beauty and "Little Miss"
contestants were sponsored by the
business firms of Franklin.
A very large crowd Was present
and all contestants received great
Miss Moore, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Alex Moore, was chosen
"Miss Franklin" for 1937, over 25
other contestants. She will be in
vited to attend the state-wide con
test with all expenses paid. She
will also receive a screen test. Miss
Moore was sponsored by the A &
P store. Miss Jessie ' Ramsey,
sponsored by The Franklin Press,
won second place, while Miss Mary
Straine, sponsored by the Bryant
Furniture Co., won third place.
Mary Ann Killian, the attractive
three-year-old daughter of Dr. and
Mrs. Frank Killian, sponsored by
The Franklin Press, was selected
from a group of 22 children as
"Little Miss Macon- County." Her
doll-like appearance won the hearty
applause of the audie,ne, which en
titles her to a gold-lined silver
loving cup. In addition to this prize,
she will be entitled to attend the
state-wide contest. Jacqueline El
lard, a beautiful four-year-old, who
was sponsored by Roy Cunningham,
won second place and was also
heartily applauded. Louise Leach,
another charming contestant, was
chosen for third place, being spon
sored by Frances' Shop.
Indeed the judges had a difficult
task to choose the winners in these
The amateur contest was won by
Marion Moody, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Wade Moody, who gave
a reading, "The School Day Pro
gram," and will be entitled to at
tend the state-wide contest. A trio,
consisting of Annie Ruth and Vir
ginia Zachary, and Evelyn Moss,
won second place, while Arnold
Schulman won third place with his
trumpet playing "In Cherry Blos
The judges were Miss Zadie
Phipps, of Jacksonville, Fla., Mrs.
Margaret Hall,' of Lenoir City,
Tenn., and Harry Goldsmith, of At
The program was under the aus
pices of the Woman's Missionary
Society of the Franklin Methodist
WPA Library Project
Proposed for Franklin
Mrs. Lillian W. Speck, district
director of women's and profession
al projects of WPA, and Miss Mar
garet Ligon, district supervisor of
library projects of WPA, of Ash
villc, were in Franklin Wednesday
for the purpose of offering library
service to . Macon . county. '
This is a WPA service sponsored
by the state library commission.
The nroiect offers the services of
librarians! assistant librarians and
book menders to. publicly owned
libraries and city and county school
The Franklin town board agreed
at their meeting held July 26, to
assume part ownership of the
Franklin library and contribute 575
toward a hook mending and libfary
service project if the county com
missioners would assume a like
Native of Macon County
Passes In Kentucky
Rev. Henry M. Mashburn, 71,
widely known for his work in the
Anti-Saloon League, and former
pastor of the Bardstown, Ky., Bap
tist churqh, died at 6:45 o'clock
Wednesday morning, July 28, at his
home near Bardstown, His death
was attributed to hypostatic pneu
monia and complications.
A native of Macon county, Rev.
Mr. Mashburn was graduated from
Wake Forest college, Wake For
est, N. C, and later, from the
Southern Baptist Theological Sem
inary in Louisville, Ky. He had
macle his home- in Kentucky for
the past 30 years.
In 1910 he became pastor of the
Bardstown Baptist church, a posi
tion whicl he held Until 1915, when
he resigned. Shoftly afterward he
became assistant superintendent of
the Anti-Saloon league with offices
in Louisville, and remained an of
ficer in the league for 10 years, re
signing in 1925. He became chief
probation officer of the juvenile
court in Louisville in 1927, remain
ing there about a year and a half.
He was twice married. His first
wife, who was Miss Emily Hay
craft, of Louisville, was killed in a
railroad wreck at Shephersville, Ky.,
December 20, 1917. In 1928 he mar
ried Miss Miriam Wood, of Bards
town, Ky., by whom he is surviv
ed. He also leaves two daughters
and two sons by his first wife,
Mrs. Elizabeth Rodman, Miss Julia
Mashburn, and Henry H. Mash
burn, Jr., of Louisville, Ky., and
Sam H. Mashburn, Norfork, Va. ;
three sisters, Mrs! A. E. Bishop,
Cullowhee, N. C, Mrs. O. L. Ruck
er, Gretna, ' Va., and Mrs. Frank
Cunningham, Franklin; tjjree broth
ers, Thomas Mashburn, Arlington,
Texas, Edward Mashburn, Franklin,
and James Mashburn, Edgemont,
Funeral services were held Thurs
day afternoon at 3 o'clock at the
Bardstown (Ky.) Baptist church,
the pastor, Dr. W. H. Moody, of
ficiating. Burial was in the Bards
Prizes Awarded Saturday
Afternoon By LocaJ
The Bryant Furniture company
closed their big home furnishing
campaign Saturday afternoon at
3 o'clock and premiums were award
ed as follows :
Mrs. Laura Parrish, Rose Cresk,
Bryant Leader range.
C. E. McFalls, Franklin, kitchen
Mrs. George Gregory, Gneiss, in
Mrs. Newt Ray, Burningtown,
steel base 'bed spring.
Mrs. Laura Baird, Franklin, 9x12
Miss Mary Willis, Franklin,
Miss Amy Harrison, Franklin,
Mrs. Turner Breedlove, Etna,
Mrs. Charlie Potts, Highlands,
W. G. Greybeal, Franklin, large
Every ticket holder present who
did not receive one of the prem
iums was given a neat broom
holder by Mr. Bryant. He states
that he has some of these broom
holders on hand and will give one
to every customer who will bring
his or her tickets to the store
within the .next few days.
The condition of Mrs. J. A. Deal,
who is critically ill at the home of
her daughter, Mrs. T. J. Johnston,
was unimproved Thursday.
Party Will Leave Court
House at 9 A. M. To
On Wednesday, August 18, the
7th annual rotary farm tour and
picnic will be held.
The party will leave the Frank
lin courthouse promptly at '9
o'clock and visit as many commun
ities and farms as possible that
morning. The tour will probably go
tli t--i 1 I I'll e i W 1 C U .
that some farmers and farm wo
men have never seen.
Types of farming and crops will
be seen and discussed that will be
most interesting and instructive. It
I C r1Cirfl that mnrfl fiim. mAmAn
as well as the men, take advantage
of the opportunity of seeing what
is goirui on in the county.
Transportation will be furnished
by the business men of Franklin.
However, if you have an automo
bile, fill it up in your neighbor
hood. This will give more people
an opportunity to go and at the
same time help with the transpor
tation. The dinner this year will be serv
ed, at Arrowood Glade by the Wo
man's Home Demonstration club of
the Cartoogechaye community. As
usual the charge to each person for
this dinner will be 25 cents.
After dinner a program has been
arrantrerl in thp mnl shad nf tli
Arrowood Glade that will be most
instructive. Speakers have been se
cured who know farming conditions
in our county, so the things that
they will have to tell us should be
most neiprui in improving tarming
practices. The fish rearing pools
will be of interest to many.
The swimming pool will be open
to any one who desires to cool dip.
This will.be a most enjoyable and
profitable day. Everyone in the
county is invitedlf it is impossible
for you to go envthe tour, then go
out to Arrowood Glade on the
Wayah road for dinner and gen
eral good time.
Bryant Funeral Home
Gets New Funeral Coach
The Bryant Funeral Home re
ceived Saturday the new funeral
coach which was ordered some
The new coach it a combination
funeral coach and ambulance a
LaSalle, with specially built Cad
illac motor, LaSalle chassis and
Miller built body upholstery, in gen-,
uine leather, and is equipped with
the latest appointments.
The new funeral coach is in
keeping with Bryant's new funeral
home, and is a vehicle equal to
any used in the large cities of the
'Mr. Bryant states that they do
not handle emergency calls, but
that they specialize in long-distance
Daniels Return To
Home in New York
James Robinson Daniels and sist
er, Miss Evelyn Hope Danjels, of
New. York, and Miss Kelda Kirth
ley, of New York and California,
returned last Friday to New York,
after spending several days here at
the old Daniels home, Dixie Hall.
James Daniels is associate editor
of Sales Management, one of the
leading trade magazines, and also
contributes a Sunday feature to
the Raleigh News and Observer,
of which his uncle, Joscphus Dan
iels, is owner.
In the financial report df the
town of Franklin published last
wck the total amount of bonds to
be paid by . the town of Franklin
was printed as $45,000.00. This was
a typographical error, as the
amount should have read $54,000.00.
The Press n gladly makes the correction,