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VOL. LII, NO. 34
FRANKLIN, N. C, THURSDAY, AUGUST 26, 1937
$1.50 PER YEAR
STRUCK BY CAR
Harve Donaldson Dies As
Result of Accident
Harve Donaldson, 42, of Hiawas
see, Ga., who was injured Saturday
afternoon at 2 o'clock, when struck
by an automobile driven by Billy
Wallace, died in Angel hospital
Tuesday morning at 4:30, without
Mr. Donaldson . suffered a frac
ture at the base of the skull and
a broken left leg below the knee.
Young Wallace, 17, son of Mr.
-and Mrs. Ernest Wallace, of the
Cartoogechaye community, was
coming into town on highway 28
when he met Donaldson going up
the highway. Donaldson stepped in
front of the car and as young
Wallace tried to swerve back to
avoid hitting him, he stepped back
in front of the car again. Witness
es who saw the accident said it
was unavoidable. No charges have
been placed Wallace.
Mr. Donaldson was doing , con
struction work for the United States
forest service. He was a member
of the Ellijay Baptist church, and
was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs.
Jim Donaldson, of Ellijay.
Funeral services were held at
the Asbury Methodist church at
Otto Wednesday morning at 11
Surviving are his widow, the
former Mis9 Dosha McFalls, . of
Jackson county, and three children,
Sue Elizabeth, James Bell and Fur
man E.; one sister, Mrs. Minnie
' Plemmbns, of Ashevillc, and two
brothers, Thomas Donaldson, of
Jackson county, and Clinton Don
aldson, of Ellijay.
Fifth Sunday Singing
Here Next Sunday
The' Macon county fifth Sunday
singing convention will meet at the
Macon county court house Sunday,
All classes, quartets and other
singers in the county have a spe
cial invitation to attend.
Several out-of-the-county sing
ers are expected to be present, an
nounced J. M. Raby, president.
Miss Patton Returns
From Penland Institute
Miss Helen Patton, who has been
at the Penland Weaving and Handi
craft institute at Penland, for the
past three weeks, returned to her
home here Sunday.
Miss Patton, art instructor, of
fered popular courses in mctalcraft,
jewelry making and leather work.
This school was founded by Rev.
Rufus A. Morgan and is carried on
by h,is sister, Miss Lucy Morgan,
both of Macon county, and is one
of the leading schools of crafts
carried on in Western North Caro
lina. Edward F. Worst, of Chicago', 111.,
author of 'books on hand weaving
ued by artists all over the country,
has been at Penland assisting in
this great work.
(Prices listed below are subject
to change without notice.)
Quoted by Fanners Federation, Inc.
Chickens, heavy breed, hens - 12c
Chickens, light weight, lb. .. 9c
Fryers, heavy, lb. 16c
Fryers, light, lb. .......... 13c '
Eggs, doz. 30c
Corn- ....... .......... $1.05
Rye ............ 90c
.'.New Potatoes,, No. 1, bu. . ... 60c
Quoted by Nantahala Creamery
Uutterfat, lb. 27c
Arrive for Franklin And
Ten shiny new school buses roll
ed into .Franklin Tuesday night to
replace the makeshift contraptions
which have been in use heretofore.
Seven of the buses will be used
by the Franklin school and three
have been assigned to Highlands.
It is understood that all of the
drivers have not been selected but
that the list will1 be complete in
time, for the Franklin school open
M. D. Billings, county school sup
erintendent, stated that air drivers
would be required to meet in
Franklin on . Saturday, September
4, to be examined by an official of
the state highway department.
Mr. Billings further stated that
lie proposed to see that all drivers
were competent and of good char
acter and reputation.
The county will supplement the
funds allowed by the state for driv
ers' salaries with a sufficient sum
to induce men of experience to take
these highly responsible jobs.
Four Meet Together For
First Time In
Three brothers andr a sister
probably the oldest set of brothers
and sisters in Macon county gath
ered at Franklin last Thursday for
the first time in 20 years, though
they live within a few miles of
each other. .
The group, grandchildren of James
McKinney, first settler in Cashiers
valley, is : Nathan H. McKinney, Sr.,
resident of the Burningtown section
of the county; John Palmer Mc
Kinney, 83, of the Highlands sec
tion; Mrs. Caroline Cabe, 81, and
Zebulon Vance McKinney, 77, both
of the Turtle Pond section of Ma
The group was brought together
to have a photograph made by A.
D. McKinney, of Birmingham, Ala.,
son of John Palmer McKinney. The
four aged residents of Macon
county are the only survivors of
10 children, all born in Cashiers
The grandfather of the aged
members of the family, James Mc
Kinney, entertained the first sum
mer visitors from the South to the
Cashiers valley section. Among the
visitors there were John C. Calhoun
and Coloitel Wade Hampton. When
Dixon McKinney,, son of James, and
Frances E. Hyatt were married De
cember 9, 1845, Calhoun, then min
ister' to Denmark, sent them a wed
ding present from Copenhagen.
Colonel John Alley, father of Judge
Felix E. Alley, attended the wed
ding, More Ohio Travelers
Dr. and Mrs. F. W. Reed and
sos, Peyton and John, have re
turned to their home in Athens,
Ohio, after visiting the many
points ' of. interest withiti a fifty
mile radius of Franklin
Dr. Reed, who is a professor of
mathematics in Ohic i" University,
and has spent his vacations in
many places in the United States
and Canada, was .impressed' with
the superior advantage of this sec
tion as a vacation' land.
"' With his enterprising family, he
not only visited tyhe Smokies, Way
ah, Highlands anjcl other points, but'
climbed Standing Indian' in a rain
Mr. Reed observed that the open
ing of the (short route to Ohio
over Newfound Gap should make
Franklin and vicinity attract an in
creasing number, of tourists from
Ohio and neighboring states.
Franklin Visitor .!
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GOVERNOR CLYDE R. HOEY
Chief Executive Making
Vacation Trip Over
Governor Clyde R. Hoey visited
Franklin Thursday and was wel
comed informally by the people of
the town and many from over the
county who were here attending
There was no formal program,
but Judge E. G Bivens ' recessed
court proceedings while the Gov
ernor made a ten-minute talk to a
large .audience .which hacLassembled
after it vas known that he was in
Governor Hoey left a short time
after the conclusion of his talk for
a visit to other towns in this sec
tion. POWER CO. WILL
MOVE AUGUST 28
Will Occupy New Offices
On Second Floor Of
J. E. S. Thorpe, president of the
Nantahala Power and Light com
pany, a subsidiary of the Alum
inum company of, America, has an
nounced that the offices of the
Nantahala organization will be mov
ed from Bryson. City to Franklin
The company has maintained its
offices in Bryson City for the past
nine years. The change is being
made in order to centralize activ
Moving to Franklin will be : Mr.
and Mrs.. Thorpe, Mr. and Mrs. W.
C. Penn, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert
Church, Mr. and Mrs. John Hast
ings, Miss Calla Clement, Sydney
Coulter, and Claude Bolton, all con
nected with the office of the com
pany. Offices for all the power com
pany officials have been built by
M. D. Billings, who added a sec
ond story to his building on the
street in , the rear of the court
house. The local office of the com
pany is in one of the street floor
rooms of the building.
Henry West Opens
New Grocery Store
A new grocery and feed store
was opened in the old Munday
building on West Main street Sat
urday with Henry D. West, as
Mr. West has operated a mer
cantile business most of the time
during the past 25 years.
R. Van Sisk, of Charlotte, is
spending a few days here with his
father, R. D. Sisk, who is in Angel
hospital where he underwent an
Celebrated By Franklin
Lodge of Moose
More than 1(H) numbers, tlicir
families and invited guests nut at
the American Legion hall, Saturday
night, August 21, to celebrate the
first anniversary of the Franklin
Lodge' No. 452, Loyal Order of
Moose, with a fried chicken supper.
E. E. Ward, director of the
Franklin lodge, presided, and intro
duced the speakers of the evening.
W. C. Morehead, membership di
rector of , Ashevillc, spoke to the
audience on the Moose home in
Moosehart, 111., and in the highest
terms of the training that these
children received in this home and
of the high standards, of life that
are instilled in them making tlieni
better men and women in our coun
try. There arc more than 1,000
mothers and their children in this
Charles Kinby, regional director
of Baltimore, Md., extended an in
vitation to the members of the
Franklin lodge to attend the Moose
convention which will convene in
Ashevillc, Saturday, Sunday, and
Monday, August 28, 29, and 30.
The meeting adjourned after the
9 o'clock ceremony, which is held
at each meeting to draw the atten
tion of every Moose to the children
at Moosehart, 111.
Opening of Highlands
. The Franklin schools will open
next Monday, August 30, for the
1937-38 school year. The opening
hour is 8:45.
The faculty for the new school
year is as follows : Guy L. Houk,
principal; high school, Miss Cather
ine Porter, Mrs. Helen Macon, Miss
Jennie GiUam, Miss Ruth Slagle,
Miss Frances McNeil, Miss Mary
Chriesrnan, Miss Josephine Weaver,
Harris Moore, David F. Herring,
Elmer Crawford, M. B. Lee, Miss
Ruth Gardner, Miss Annie Bailey,
Miss Linda Maddry, Hayes Over
cash. Elementary teachers, Mrs. Eliza
beth C. Cffey, Mrs. Joyce J.
Cagle, Mrs. Kate H. Williams, Mrs.
Elsie W. Franks, Mrs. Pearl Hunt
er, Miss Margaret Slagle," Miss
Helen Patton, Mrs. Lola P. Bar
rington, Miss May Berl Moody,
Mrs. Lily Moody, Miss Mabel Le
Barr. The county schools opened on
August 2, and the opening of the
Highlands school has. been post
poned until August 13 in order to
give' the students who are working
an opportunity to continue their
work until nearer the close of the
tourist season. 1
Reunion September 5
The annual reunion of the Camp
beir and Cunningham families will
be held on Sunday, September 5,
at the home of Mrs. Pearl Wright
on West Main street. Relatives, of
both families are urged to attend
Box Supper At Iotla
There will be a box supper at the
Iotla school house Saturday night,
August 28. Proceeds from the sup
per will be used for the benefit of
the school lunch room. The public
is cordially invited.
W. Kerr Scott Here
Hon.' W. Kerr Scott,' of Mebane,
state commissioner of agriculture,
was a visitor to Franklin last
Saturday. He, spent about two
hours here shaking hands . with
friends before proceeding on his
way to Raleigh.
Criminal Docket Cleared s
Tuesday; 48 Civil Cases
To Be Tried
The August term of Macon coun
ty superior court convened Mon
day, with Judge E. C. Bivens, of
Mount Airy, presiding;
The following were drawn and
sworn as grand jurors for the term :
W. M. Bryson, foreman; J. F.
Crain, Frank I). Ray, John Gray,
Alfred Leeward, Glenn Ray, L. M.
Henson, Harry Hill, John llrown,
Frank D; lrymple, R. L. Norton,
Carl " Bateman, . Vance Holbrooks,
John Ray, E. R. Bradley, J. H."
Baty, J. B. Ray, Harley Youncc.
Judge Bivens delivered an able
charge to the grand jury and the
criminal docket was taken up.
There were a . number of small
cases handled but only four crimi
nal matters of importance were
brought before the court.
The first was the case of William
Munger, who plead guilty to break
ing and entering an unoccupied
dwelling on the grounds of the
Highlands country club, and was
sentenced to from two to four
years, in the, state prison at Ral
eigh. R. L. Mashburn entered a plea
of guilty on two charges of larceny,
and was given five to seven years
in state prison.
Lloyd Burgess (colored) was tried
and found guilty of an assault with
a deadly weapon, and received a
sentence of 18 months in state
Charles Oliver and H. D. Ray,
of Mountain City, Ga., were found
guilty of stealing and butchering a
steer belonging to Charles Hodgins,
of Otto. Oliver and Ray were giv
en suspended sentences of 12
months on the road and were re
quired ' to pay the court costs and
$100 to Hodgins for the steer. Sam
Cunningham, of Otto, plead guilty
to forcible trespassing in the same
case and judgment was suspended.
Tfie civil docket, containing 48
cases, was taken up Wednesday
and will probably occupy the court
for the greater part of next week.
Officers Capture Big'
One of the largest stills ever
captured in this section was brought
in Saturday by Deputy Sheriff
John Dills and Justice of Peace
The still had a capacity of about
65 gallons, and was located in the
Coweta . section. Fred Shope was
arrested by the officers about 301)
yards from the still. He was riding
a mule and had with him two and
a half gallons of whiskey. Shope
made bond before Magistrate Guest
for his appearance at court and was
The officers poured out five bar
rels of mash and brought the still
to Franklin where it was stored
in the sheriff's office.
New Grocery Store
To Open Saturday
Walter Ledford announces that
his Pay-and-Take-It grocery store
will reopen Saturday, August 28,
in the new brick building which is ,
just being completed across the
street from John Cunningham's
Esso service station, and he invites
all his friends to call around and
see the new place.
Mr. Ledford's coffee business has
been conducted during the past few
week?, while the new building was
being erected, in Angel's shoe shop,
in the rear of The Press office,
but the stock will be moved to the
new building and he expects to be
in readiness to serve all customers
there by Saturday,