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VOL. LI I, NO. 32
FRANKLIN, N. C, THURSDAY, AUGUST 12, 1937
$1.50 PER YEAR
CARS FROM 37
Three Youngsters Check
Out-of -State Tags
Three Franklin youngsters, one
girl and two boys Miss Audrey
Conley, Hugh Curtis- and' Turner
Dehart counted out-of-state cars
on the streets of Franklin for a
couple of days last week and the
result was surprising.
The states represented were:
Maryland, California, Georgia,
South Carolina, Alabama, Texas,
Indiana, Louisiana, New Mexico,
Tennessee, New York, Mississippi,
Ohio, Illinois, Virginia, Michigan,
Minnesota, Massachusetts, Pennsyl
vania, Iowa, West Virginia, Mon
tana, Idaho,. New Jersey, Arkansas,
Missouri, Florida, Connecticut,
Rhode Island, Kentucky, New
Hampshire, Colorado, Oklahoma,
Wyoming, , Nebraska, Delaware,
-They also saw tags from-Panama
Canal Zone, Canada and District of
The only states not represented
were: , Arizona, Kansas, Maine,
North Dakota, Nevada, Oregon,
South Dakota, Utah, Vermont,
Washington and Wisconsin. Cars
from these states have no doubt
been through here this summer but
they did not 'happen to be in evi
dence on the days the young people
were looking out for them.
Specialists To Go
On Farm Tour
We have been very fortunate in
. securing F. R. Farnham, . dairy
specialist from Raleigh, to be with
us on August 1$, for the farm tour.
He will speak to .the group after
the dinner hour. , .
We are also more than glad that
Mrs. Esther G. Willis, - district
home agent has consented to be
with us and talk, to us during the
noon hour program. ;
"' The tour will leave the Frank
lin courthouse promptly . at 9
o'clock. The dinner and program
will be at Arrowood Glade on the
Wayah Paid road. As usual the
price per person for this dinner
will be 25 cents.
Every man, and woman in Ma
con county is invited to be with
us for the day's program on Wed
nesday, August 18.
S. W. Mendenhall,
Robert Johnston Dies
In Chicago Thursday
Just as we go to press we learn
that W. Robert Johnston, son of
Mrs. F. S. Johnson and the late
F. S. Johnston, died in a Chicago
hospital Thursday morning of per
itonitis, following an operation per
formed Wednesday night.
It is understood that the body
will be - brought to Franklin for
burial and that funeral services
. will be held Saturday.
. Mr. Johnston is survived by his
widow and two children, -his
mother, Mrs. F. S. Johnston; two
sisters and two brothers, Mrs. Guy
L. Houk, of Franklin; , Mrs. Wil
liam Jones, Jack A. Johnston and
Vj0 S." Johnston, of Tampa, Fla.
(Prices listed below arc subjeci
to change without notice.)
Quoted by Farmers Federation, Inc.
Chickens, heavy breed, hens 12c
Chickens, light weight, lb. . . 9c
Fryers, heavy, lb. .......... . 16c
Fryers, light, lb 13c
Eggs, doz .22c
Corn ..' $1.05
Rye ...,.;... ..,..$1.00
New Potatoes, No. 1,' bu.- .. 70c
Quoted by Nantahala Creamery
- Butter f at, lb, ............. . ." 27c
- '::. " - .'.''.. -.:v ;
Elected Moderator Macon
John E. Rickman, of . the Frank
lin. Baptist church, was elected
moderator of the 34th annual ses
sion of the Macon Baptist associa
tion, which convened Wednesday
and Thursday, with the Coweta
Other officers elected for the
year are: Alex Moore, vice-moderator;
R. M. Ledford, clerk; E. V.
Amnions, treasurer and Rev. D.
C. McCoy, historian.
Thirty or more of the 34 Baptist
churches in Macon county, were
represented by the pastors and delegates.-Approximately
this meeting with visitors from
Splendid reports were made by
the various committees and the
pastors on the - works in their
The introductory sermon was de
livered by Rev. R. F. Ma,yberry,
using the scripture" of the great
commission, dwelling largely on the
words of Jesus, "Go teach and
preach My gospel.", '
The association next year will
meet with the Cartoogechaye Bap
tist church. '
OLD CRAFTS TO
Demonstrations To Be
G i v e n , at Cashiers -And
Demonstrations of the old moun
tain crafts will be given Wednes
day through Saturday of next week
by mountain women under the aus
pices of tKe Spinning Wheel of
nsheville and Mountain Cabin
Quiltcrs of Cashiers, at both High
lands and High Hampton Inn,
The group of women demonstrate
ing quilting will show all the pro
cesses, beginning with the carding
of the wool, piecing of the tops
and the quilting, done in the old
time quilting frames. Many ex
amples of fine quilts in the lovely,
old patterns will be exhibited.
The group of spinners and weav
ers will 'be at work on their loom
and at both the "little flax wheel"
for the spinning of linen and the
"big wheel" for. the spinning of
wool. Their exhibit; will include fine
pieces of weaving in the old cover
let patterns and original pieces of
The Spinning Wheel, under the
direction of Miss Clementine
Douglas, will be at Highlands on
August 18( and 19 at Cobb's furni
ture store, next to Highlands Inn,
'and at High Hampton Inn on
August 20 and 21.
The Mountain Cabin Quilters,
under the direction of Mrs. J. K.
Stoddard, will be at High Hampton
on August 18 and 19, and at High
lands on August 20 and 21, at
Cobb's furniture store next to
The' Henderson-Feck . families
will hold their annual reunion on
Saturday, August 14, at Vanhook
Glade picnic grounds, on U. S.
highway 64, between Franklin and
Highlands. Members of both fam
ilies are urged to attend this gath
ering. . ,
Supper at Clark's Chapel
Next Saturday Night
On Saturday night, August 14,
beginning at 8 o'clock, there will
be a, pie and sandwich supper and
a cake walk, at the Clark's Chapel
church. The proceeds will be used
for. the, benefit of the 'church.
Everyone is cordially invited. -'
Plans Being Made For
Gypsy Smith Meeting
Two Trucks Collide On
Highway- No. 64, Near
Seven persons were injured when
two trucks collided last Saturday
afternoon on U. S. Highway 64,
five miles from Franklin.
Tommie Redfern, five-year-old
son of a Mr. Redfern, of South
Georgia, suffered a fractured skull
and was taken to the Angel hos
pital. Joseph T. Marsh, of South Bend,
Ind., an engineer for the Southeast
ern Mining corporation, engaged in
mining for asbestos on Ellijay, suf
fering three rib fractures. He also
was taken to Angel hospital.
Treated for bruises at ihe hos
pital were Jack Berry, Glen Pruitt,
and Lambert Stuart, all of Glen
ville, and Leman, Fox and John
Williams, of Ellijay.
Officers, who investigated, said
the accident occurred when Marsh
drove a truck from a filling station
into the highway. It collided with
a truck driven by Mr. Redfern.
The latter truck turned over, caus
ing injuries to six of the persons
who were ndmg on it.
R. J. Willis, an . official of the
Bell Telephone company, of At
lanta, with Mrs. Willis," have ar
rived at Trimont Inn, where, for
several years they have spent their
Mr. Willis told The Press report
er that he liked Frainklin best attcr
trying different resorts over a
period of years.
"I like Franklin because the
altitude is just high enough, and
not too high," said Mr. Willis,
"Then when we get tired driving
we can just sit and rest and look
at beautiful mountain scenery on
all sides. Then I come back to
Franklin -because of the unusually
fine and friendly people 1 always
find in your delightful town."
Mr. and Mrs. Willis arc ac
companied by Mrs. J. L. Newton,
of Atlanta, .
Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Lee and son,
Charles, of West Palm Beach, Fla.,
are among the guests that like to
come back to Franklin. "We love
Franklin for its scenery and cli
mate, and I like to put my feet
on the porch railing of Trimont
Inn and enjoy life." Mr. and Mrs.
Lee are accompanied by Mrs. ,C.
S. Forrester and daughter, Patricia.
Mr. and Mrs. Lee S. White, and
Mr. White's mother, Mrs. E. B.
White, of St. Petersburg, Fla.,
have returned to Franklin to spend
the remainder of their vacation.
After spending a week in Frank
lin in early July, they have re
turnefi from a tr,ip to Pennsylvania,
''because we like Franklin better
than any place we've been," said
Mr. White. Mrs. E. B. White,
whose husband was associated
with Charles Schwab in building
up the huge steel industry, tells
interesting reminiscences of the
time when her husband and
Schwab worked together in a steel
mill as mechanics, and later of their
travels through Europe and Amer
ica when Mr. White ' 'became a
research metallurgist for the steel
industry under Schwab. '
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Scott, of
Williston, Fla., have been spend
ing their vacation at Trimont .Inn.
"We enjoyed a visit here several
years ago and wanted to come
again," said Mn. Scott.
Committees Appointed To
A group of ministers and laymen
representing the various churched
of the county gathered at the
Franklin Presbyterian church on
Tuesday-evening, August- 10, to
formulate plans for the Gipsy Smith
evangelistic campaign to be con
ducted in the Tabernacle, Septem
Rev. J. A. Flanagan, pastor of
the Franklin Presbyterian church,
was elected general chairman of
the committees. Other committees
named include the following : Music,
Mrs. C. C. Herbert, Jr., chairman;
Mrs. H. T. liorsley, Mrs. Frank
Bloxham, Mrs. R. B. Dul'ree; en
tertainment, J. S. Conley, chair
man; ushers, Paul Carpenter and
George Johnston, chairmen; per
sonal workers, Rev. C. C. Herbert,
Jr., Rev. W. F. Beadle, Mrs. J.
Henry . Slagle. R. B. Dul'ree, Miss
Rachel Davis, Alex MooreK W. E.
Kurr; finance, J. E. Lancaster and
Rev. Frank Bloxham, co-chairmen,
J. W. Addington, Broadie Pender
grass, J. Harold Sloan, C. S. Slagle,
Albert Ramsey, Clyde West, Tom
Rickman ; publicity, Rev. W. B.
Underwood, chairman, with the
Sunday school superintendents of
the county ; parking, James Hauser,
chairman, with Boy Scouts; Taber
nacle, Allen A. Angel.
The meeting is to be interde
nominational and county-wide in
its s,cope. It is the hope of the
sponsors that every part of the
county will have a part in the
campaign, and thereby receive the
benefits of the meeting. Volunteers
for the various committees are be
ing asked to turn their names in to
Mr. Flanagan, the general chair
men; as the committees named
above arc just the nucleus for the
larger group needed to effect the
organization of the work.
Of Bryson Family To Be
Held at West's Mill
The Macon-Jackson Bryson re
union will 'be held next Sunday,
August 15, at the Cowce Baptist
church, at West's Mill. All the de
scendants of the Bryson. clan are
cordially invited to attend this re
union and bring basket lunch.
Following is the program for
11 :(X) Song, Congregation, led by
W. H. Dalton.
11 :05 Devotional, Rev. D. C. Mc
11 :15 Reading, Marion Moody.
11 :30 Quartet, Dalton class.
11:40 Recognition of visitors.
11:55 Address, Hon Joseph R.
12.20 Special music, ,Prof. R. L.
Madison and son.
12:30 Historian's report, Hon. T.
C. Bryson, of Sylva.
12:40r-Address, Trof. R. L. Madi
son. 1 :00 Business. . 1
Dates of Driving ,
George A. Stewart, driver's license
examiner, announced that he would
be in Highlands, Tuesday, August
17 from 2 p. m. until 5:30 p. m., at
the town hall, and in Franklin,
Wednesday, August 18, frpm 8:30
a. m. until 12 noon, at the court
house, for the purpose of issuing
operators' and chauffeurs' licenses.
Mr. Stewart further stated that
any driver not having a license is
subject to immediate arrest.
In the future he will bc in
Highlands and 'Franklin every other
week on the above mentioned days.
HELD AUGUST 5
Two Hundred Members of
F n m i 1 r Proconf T"rv .
By MRS. F. L. SILER
The 87th annual Siler family
meeting was held on the customary
first lhursday or August, at bun
ny Side," the residence of Mrs. W.
W. Sloan. .
Cars parked on, the spacious
grounds 'bore tags from Texas,
York and the Carolinas.
About two hundred members of
the family and 15 visitors were
present to "carry on" the meeting
of the family that was begun by
the four Siler brothers who settled
this part of the country.
Long tables were prepared under
the spreading branches of the old
maple, known as the largest maple
in the countv. This tree was plant--
A) odd years ago by the father of
the late. W. W. Sloan. Many an
nual family gatherings have been
held beneath its shade.
After the usual excellent dinner
was enjoyed, the two standing oi
ficers, Chairman Carl Slagle, an 1
Secretary James (iray, conducted
the meeting, and the business of
hearing reports from the various
committees was attended to. Five
ministers were present at this
meeting. They, the members of ti.e
family from a distance and visitors,
are always given an opportunity by
the chairman to make a speech.
The business meeting is always
called to order by the use of a
gavel made from the "Fovv Wow"
tree beneath which Jacob Siler
and the Cherokee Chief Santeetla,
held a conference in 1818. The
gavel, with old photos, letters and ,
family records, is kept in a small,
chest made from the great white
pine that topped the summit of
Summer hill. This tree w.v plant
ed there .by the wife of Jesse R.
Siler, by her - "Summer House" of
flowers, from whence the hill got
"Uncle" Emlas Siler, age 79, an
ex-slave of Jess R. Siler was pres
ent at this meeting with his "white
folks." Uuclc Emlas was born "at
the foot of the hill," as the resi
dence of Jess R. Siler has always
been known. This old Siler home is
now occupied by his grand
daughter, Mrs. Ilattic Sloan Jones,
his great grandson, Dick Jones, and
great-great-grandson, Richard Jones,
Members of the family reported
abroad this year, arc Dr. Dick
Slagle, seventh son of Mrs. Henry
Slagle, practicing medicine in l'orto
Rico, and Jsobel Elias Jones, study
ing in Austria.
The youngest member of the fam
ily, this year, is Robert Frederick
Siler, son of Mr. and Mrs. Allen
Siler, five weeks old, and the eld
est is Hattic Cash Moore, age 94.
"Cousin Hattic" was present at the
first family meeting, and is present
each year with her bright brown
eyes and snow white hair and
sweet smile of welcome, for about
five generations that she has seen
come into the family.
This meeting was held with the
decendants of the Jesse R. Siler
branch. The 1938 meeting will be
held with Mr. and Mrs. Gilmer A.
Jones, decendents, respectively, of
William Siler and Esther Siler
Box Supper At 1
Higdonville August 21
There will be a box supper, cake
walk, beauty contest and string
music at Higdonville school house
on Saturday, August 21, at 7:30
Everybody invited. Funds will go
for the benefit of the Sugarfork