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VOL. LI I, NO. 36
V. L. RAMSEY
Federation Store Manager
Leaves to Look After
On account of the pressure of
'other business, W. L,. Ramsey lias
resigned as manager of the Frank
lin warehouse of the Farmers Fed
eration, effective Sejtcmber 10, and
Will be succeeded by Ernest Walker,
of Marion. : V '
Mr. Ramsey, who has been man
ager -of th. Macon county unit of
the federaMm since its organiza
tion in December, 1935, said he
would devote his attention to his
farm in the Iotla section.
"I want to say," he added, "that
I have fully enjoyed my work as
manager of the federation's ware
house for the past 20 .months, and
I want to thank . my friends for
their loyalty to the organization. 1
confidently hope the people of the
county will give the new manager
the siime fine support. The federa
tion is a great -cooperative farm
organization and I shall remain a
loyal supporter. .
Mr. Walker has had 10 years ex
perience in merchandising service
to farmers Vnd for some months
has been assistant manager of the
federation's warehouse in Marion.
His promotion to manager of the
Franklin warehouse, officials of the
cooperative said, is in line with a
policy adopted by the federation's
board of directors to use men
trained in the work of the organi
zation as -far as possible in filling
vacancies occurring in executive po
sitions. ' Four Macon county young men
are now employed by the Federa
tion. They are Earl.Rickman and
Horace Nolen, connected with the
Franklin warehouse; Troy Downs,
who is with the Hendersonvillc
warehouse,, and Bill McCoy, . em
ployed in the Sylva warehouse.
Bishop Gribbin To
Preach Here Sunday
The Rt. ev. Robert E. Gribbin,
of Asheville, Bishop " of Western
M-.rVi C crnliiw will visit Pranklin
Avllu v-.., . ..k. - i
on Sunday, September 12. Bishop j
Gribbin will hold services and;
preach at 11 o clock a. m. at
Agnes' church, and at St. Cypri
church at 4 o clock p. m.
The public is cordially invited to
attend these services.
Dies From Gunshot
Wound In Shoulder
John Hance, 24, of Willcts, died
in Angel hospital Tuesday morning
at 7:15. ,
On Friday, August 2y7, while
shooting crows, the shol'gun that
he was using was accidentally dis
charged with the entire iioad going
into his left shoulder, at the pit of
the arm. .
Death was caused from a hemor
rage. . He had 'been f$ven several
blood transfusions. i
He was the son of Walter Hance,
where the body was taken Tues
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(Prices listed below are subject
to change without notice.)
Quoted by Farmers Federation, Inc.
Chickens, heavy )brccd, hens 12c
Chickens, light weight, lb. .. 9c
Fryers, heWy, lb. ,......... . 16c
Fryers, light, . lb. ..... i ..... 13c ;
Eggs, doz. ......L......... 25c
Corn . i ... $1.00
Wheat 1...... .90
Rye .)..... 95c
New Potatoes, NoL 1, bu. . . 50c
Quoted by Nantkhala Creamery
Butterfat, lb . ; . 29c '
LIEUT. AL. H. YOUNG
Who Was Recently Placed in .
Command of the CCC Camp
Of New CCC Officer At
Camp NC F-23
First Lieutenant Al. H. Young,
who has recently taken charge as
camp commander of ' CCC camp
NC . F-23 at Otto, has had an in
teresting and varied career.
He is a World War veteran, hay
ing served in the aviation corps,
and a graduate of Duke University;
has been an. army officer since the
war and7 has served in the engineer
corps and the infantry branch. He
has served with the CCC at Fort
Bragg, Roanoke .Island, Fort iMc
Pherson and Rutledgc, a. He is a
former principal of Wilmington
school and lists been attached to
the state department of public in
struction at' Raleigh; is a former
publicity (lirector for the North
Carolina American Legion and pub
licity ofiifcer and historian of Ral
eigh pafct,No. 1, American Legion.
Lieitt. Young and his wife, who
was iCllss Norma Turner Young, of
Statfcsville, and. four children, have
mofred to Frankjin from Raleigh.
Miss Allie Caler Passes
Friday At Her Home
s At Aquone
Miss Allie Caler died at; her
home at Aquone Friday night at 8
o'clock after an illness of several
Miss Caler was born and - reared
in Macon county and was widely
known. For a number of years
she operated the Munday hotel
and made a host of friends who
will deeply regret to learn of her
Funeral services were held at
the Bryant Funeral Home on Sat
urday afternoon at 3 o'clock, con
ducted by Rev. C. C. Herbert, Jr.,
pastor of the Franklin Methodist
church. Interment was in the Frank
r Pallbearers were: Harry S. Hig-
gins, Robert A. Patton, W. 1.
Moore, T. W. Porter, Sr., T. W.
Angel, Jr., and Tom Leach.
Miss Caler is survived by one
brother, Raleigh Caler, of Lynch,
Ky. ; two half sisters, Mrs. Anna
Cothranc, of Topton, and Mrs.
Alice Cothrane, of Haycsville,. and
two half brothers, John Roland, of
Aquone, and Steve Roland, of
Tuesday, Sept. 14
The annual Higdon reunion will
bt held Tuesday, September 14, at,
the home of Mrs. Ilarriette Hig
don, at the old Higdon home place.
All descendants are invited to atr
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FRANKLIN, N. C. THURSDAY, SEPT. 9,
Committees Organized For
Smith Re viva I Meetings
Exercises Held Monday;
Ball Game And
i lie tower on yvayan Dalu, in
the Nantahala national forest, was
dedicated Monday afternoon to the
memory of John B. Byrne, who was
supervisor of the forest .from 1920
to the time of his death in October,
Joseph B. Kircher, of Atlanta,
regidnal forester of the'U..S. for
est service, delivered the dedicatory
address in which he paid high tri
bute to the man in whose honor
the tower was named.
The program, attended by around
4D() persons, was opened by Paul H.
Gerrard, supervisor of the forest,
who welcomed the visitors and spe
cial guests, including members of
the Byrne family. This was followed
by a solo, "Estralita," by Mrs.
James Averell, who was accompan
ied by Mrs. Harry Higgins.
A biographical sketch of Mr.
Byrne was read by Rev. . H. V.
Lane, of Waynesville, and ' the
plaque was unveiled by Phillip
Byrne, son of the late Mr. Byrne.
Rev. J. A. Flanagan, of Franklin,
gave the closing prayer.
The tower, built as a lookout
point for visitors and as a station
in; the forest's fire prevention pro
gram, is open to the public. .
Ball Game and Dance
After the dedicatory excercises
on Wayah bald a baseball game
and a square dance were the two
remaining features of the Labor
dav. celebration in Franklin.
CCC Camp 24, Robbinsville, de
feated CCC Camp 23, of Otto, in
the baseball game, the score being
16 to 6. ,
An old-time square dance was en
joyed on the square in the evening,
about 1,000 persons attending.
String music was furnished by the
Patton boys and others.
Funeral Rites , Held
Funeral services for Arthur T.
Jacobs, 54, were held at the Frank
lin Baptist church Monday after
noon at 3 o'clock. Rev W. B.
Underwood, pastor, was in charge
of the services. Interment was in
the Franklin cemetery.
Mr. Jacobs died at his home in
Asheville at 7:45 Sunday night from
a heart ailment.
He had been with the Southern
Bell . Telephone company for the
past 10 years. He was formerly
with the Western- Carolina Tele
phone company, as linesman, in
Franklin. He was, a member of the
Franklin Baptist church.
Active pallbearers were: Messe'rs.
Strickland, Hopkins, Starnes, Watts,
1 )avis and Caler, df Asheville.
Honory pallbearers were Messrs.
Earlc, Merrell Davis, Allen, , Wil
son and Wilkie.
The flower girls were: Mesdames
Davis, Wilkie, Donniehoe and a
Mr. Jacobs is survived by his
widow, the former Miss Lydia
Buchanan, of Asheville ; his mother,
Mrs. Mary Jacobs, of Franklin; two
sisters, Mrs. Tom Johnson, and
Miss Leila Jacobs, of Franklin, and
three brothers, Floyd and Fred
Jacobs, of Franklin, and Henry
Jacobs of Detroit, Mich. , .
Mrs. John DeHart who is in
Duke hospital at Durham, under
went a very serious operation Tues
day. Her condition was reported by
hospital authorities to be very satisfactory.
Crowds Expected To Fill
Big Tabernacle During
Gipsy Smith, Jr., widely known
and outstanding evangelist of
.Mystic, Conn., will come to Frank
lin on September 12, to begin an
evangelistic campaign in Macon
county, which is to continue
through September 26. Services will
be held twice daily, the morning
service at 10:30 o'clock being held
in the Baptist church and the eve
ning services in the commodious
Tabernacle recently built through
the cooperative efforts of a group
of interested citizens led by Rev.
Allen A; Angel, of Franklin.
The Tabernacle will seat approxi
mately one thousand people and it
is believed that it will be filled to
capacity after the meeting gets
under way. The campaign is being
conducted as an interdenomination
al effort, the hope being that the
whole county will be touched in
some definite way. The Sunday
morning services will be he d in
the various churches as usual with
the ministers of the county con
ducting their own services. .
A special choir, made up of the
members of the various choirs of
the county, under the direction of
the Rev. George Hawks, of Cor
nelius, N. C, will help with the
services each evening in the Tab
Organization of the various com
mittees to promote the campaign
has been under way for several
weeks and the following have been
requested to serve as chairmen of
the committees: the general com
mittee, Rev. J. A. Flanagan, pastor
of the Presbyterian church; enter
tainment, J. S. Conley; music, Miss
Virginia McGuire; publicity, Rev.
W. B. Underwood, pastor of the
Baptist church; ushers, Paul Car
penter, and'W. T. Moore; finance,
J. E. Lancaster and the Rev. Frank
Bloxham, rector of the Episcopal
church, Highlands; personal work
ers, Rev. C. C. Herbert, Jr., pastor
of the Methodist church; parking,
James Hauser; tabernacle, Rev.
Allen A. Angel.
Gipsy Smith has led similar cam
paigns in many of the larger
churches of the larger cities of our
country, Canada, and England, and
is a preacher greatly sought-after
because of the soundness of his
faith, the force of his personality,
and the simplicity of his preaching.
He is the son of Gipsy Smith, Sr.,
who as a boy was reared in a
gipsy tent in England and now a
preacher of international reputa
tion and one of the speakers dur
ing the recent coronation services
Gipsy, Jr., given the very finest
in the way of educational and cul
tural advantages which England- has
to offer, 'sought the things which
the world has to offer until God
in a very difinite and decisive way
called him to the work of evangel
ism. Since then he has been great
ly used as a . preacher in conduct
ing: evangelistic campaigns and the
Christian forces of Macon county
are looking forward with earnest
expectancy to a real revival during
Dal ton-Shepherd Reunion
To Be Held Sept. 19
The DaltonrShepherd reunion
will be held Sunday, September 19,
at the home of Mrs. Lon Shepherd,
near the Leatherman postoffice.
William R. Dalton, a prorninent
attorney, of Reidsville, will be the
principal speaker for the occasion.
Other speakers on the program will
be George B. Patton, Rev. J. F.
Burrell, Rev. George Cloer, Rev. W.
L. Bradley, Rev. N. E. Holden, and
the Rev. D. C. McCoy. '
Relatives of bojh families are
urged to attend and bring basket
$1.50 PER YEAR
Buyers In County Busy
Handling Crop Of
W. L. Richardson, who has been
buying beans and other products in
Franklin every summer for the past
10 years, stated Monday that he
was shipping from 300 to 350
bushels per day and that other
buyers were busy and making
heavy shipments, especially from
the Flats section where shipments
are made from Dillard, Ga. Most
of the beans are of fine quality
and find a ready market, though
prices have not ruled so good this
season as in some others when
production was light. But at pres
eot prices the bean growers are
making good money. .
Jake Cabe, who lives near Clark's
Chapel, was unloading a truck of
first quality beans while Mr. Rich
ardson was discussing the truck
growing industry in this section,
and Jake stated that so far he had
marketed 548 bushels from two and
one-half acres, and that he . had
kept a record of every item of ex
pense connected with the crop. He
said that he had received an aver
age of 75 cents per bushel and
had cleared $199.30.
Macon county has for many years
been a heavy shipper of choice
cabbage, but this year the returns
from bean shipments are expected
to almost equal the amounts re
ceived, from cabbage. ...
State Council Jr. O.U.A.M.
To Meet In Durham
Representatives from the various
councils of the Junior Order of
United American Mechanics in Ma
con county will go to Durham on
September 23, to attend an ad
journed meeting of the state coun
A grave situation has arisen in
'the. order, it is understood, concern
ing the amount of the benefit paid
to the families of deceased mem
bers, and the meeting in Durham .
is being held to discuss and en
deavor to settle this matter satis
After their return from Durham
members of councils mi Macon
county will hold a meeting with
Cullasaja council in Franklin on
Saturday night, September Z5.
Everv member of the Junior Order
in the county who can possibly do
so is urged ot attend this meeting.
Three premium campaigns, two
started last week and one starting
next Wednesday, will enliven things
in Franklin's business district this
The Bryant Furniture company
started their campaign last Friday,
the Pay-and-Take-It grocery store
started Saturday and the Macon
county Supply company will start
The campaigns of the: Bryant
Furniture company and the Macon
County Supply cornpany are being
promoted by Mr. Whitmire, better
known as "Cyclone Whit," who is
known throughout this section.
Walter Ledford is handling ' his own
campaign for the Pay-and-Take-It
Gladys Guest Injured
In Fall From Bicycle
Gladys Guest, 17-year-old daugh- '
ter of Mr. and Mrs. George Guest,'
suffered six fractures of the skull
and a broken collarbone late Fri-
day evening when she was thrown
from a bicycle into a pile of rocks.
She underwent an operation at
Angel hospital Monday and was
reported by hospital 'attaches to be
doing very nicely,