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VOL. LI I, NO. 38
MRS. U DEAL
Old and Honored Resident
Passes Saturday At v
Mrs. Cornelia Ann Deal, widow
of the late Rev. John Archibald
" Deal, 83, died after several months'
illness, at the Ihome of her daugh-
ter. Mrs. Thos. J. Johnston, Sat
urday, September 18. The funeral
services were held on Sunday aft:
crnoon in1 St. Agnes' Episcopal
church, which was built .under the
ministry ,oJ her husband, .and in
terment was in 'the Franklin ceme
tery. The Rev. Frank Bloxham, as
sisted by the Rev.." Geoffrey C.
Hinshclwood, of Gainesville, Ga.,
conducted the services."
The honorary pallbearers were J.
O.. Harrison, Dr. Frank T. Smith,
Dr. W. A." Rogers, George Patton,
Rev. C. C. Herbert, Oscar Bryant.
The active pallbearers were Fred
Sloan, Jessf Conley, Will Moore,
Jimmie Hauser, Bert Slagle, Carl
Slagle, George Patton.
' Mrs. Deal was the daughter of
Mary Jane- Allen and Bedford
Franklin ' McCollough Fitch, of
'Haw River,' N. C, and came to
Macon county in 1877 when her
husband was sent as a minister of
' the Episcopal church to -this sec
tion; residing for some years, on
Cartoogechaye, where St. John's
church was built, later removing to
Franklin after the erection of St.
Agnes', church. In 1910, after Mr
Deal's rety-ement from the active
ministry, . the couple removed to
Gainesville, Ga. For the past, two
years, Mrs- Deal has been making
her home with her daughter, Airs.
Mrs.. Deal was thus associated
with the life of the eounty through
many years, where her .noble life
, and gracious charm wjelded a ben
eficent influence on the host of
iriends who loved her andinourn
Of nine children, five daughters
survive: Mrs. Leverette Roper, of
Helena, Mont; Mrs. Thomas J.
Johnston, -of Franklin; Mrs. J.
Lamb Johnston, of Gainesville,' Ga. ;
Mrs. George R. Sheldon, of Salt
Lake City, Utah; Mrs; John V.
Toomer, of Savannah, Ga.'; also 23
grandchildren and seven great
fjumur wruer iciegaica
V jo to oiaie council
The following delegates from the
various Macon county councils of
" the Junior .Order were named to
attend the meeting of the state
council which meets in Durham
tomorrow (Friday) : J. M. Hidon,
Higdonville ; Carl Slagle, Cartooge
chaye; C. R. Cabe, Otto; Robert
Rickman, West's Mill; Jim Raby,
Millshoal; Jack Stribling, Cullasaja
A county-wide meeting of the
members of the J,unior Order will
be held in Franklin Saturday night,
.September 25, to discuss several
matters of great importance, and
every member in the county who
can possibly do so is urged to attend.
(Prices listed below are subject
to change without notice.)
Quoted by Farmer Federation, Inc.
Chickens, heavy breed, hens 12c
Chickens, light weight, lb. . . 9c ,
Fryers, heavy, lb. . . . . ..... 16c
Fryers, Tight, lb. '. 14c
Eggs, doz. 25c
Corn .., $1.00
New Potatoes, No. 1, bu. ., 00c
Quoted by Nantahala Creamery
Butterfat, lb. 29c
Old Folks Day
Celebrated At Pleasant
More than 1,000 people gathered
at the Pleasant. Hill Baptist church
Sunday for the Old Folks celebra:
The Rev. W. C. Stockton, of 'k-,
Hiawassee, Ga., delivered a very tw
interesting sermon' at 11 o'clock. uy
After a most delicious picnic din- liu-
ner serv ed on the church grounds, ;rt 1 1
the crowd reassembled in the'at
church, where they were addressed hn
by George B. Patton, mayor ofJil
FrankUn, who spoke o,n Friendshipfick
and Brotherly Love. Several othernk
short talks were made during thejsh,
afternoon and some splendid sing-au.
ing was rendered. ack
On: the third Sunday in Sep-col-tember,
1938, Old Folks Day will.an
be observed at Louisa Chapel onry-
Patton and Davis Sell 180
Animals At Good
The cattle sale held in Franklin
Tuesday -by R. A. Patton and D.
Robert Davis was o;ne of the most ,js
successful ever held here. Prac-
tically all the cattle brought in
were sold, and prices were good.
About $5,000 was paid for the 180
animals sold, and prices ranged
trom o to 2 cems. in
Another sale will De neia ontv
Tuesday, October 5, at the samer .
time and place. . Fss
Foresters in One-Day
The regional office tennis clubv,
or the u. . torest service, Atlanta,;.
defeated the Nantahala national
forest tennis club in a one-day
tournament four matches to three
at the Franklin Country club.Sun-
Air All n-mt.lio iirft-f liarH fnncrhti
contests ana tne iinai resuii nuigeu,
. ' - , .i r i u 1
on the last doubles match of the)
The score:. '
Singles Crawford, Atlanta, de
feated Brandt, Franklin, 6.-0, 6-1 J
Dunbar, Franklin, defeated Florr
ence, Atlanta, 6-1, 2-6, 6-4. Wasilik,
Franklin, defeated Colley, Atlanta,
3-6, 6-2, 6-1. Cain, Atlanta, defeat
ed Welch, Franklin, 2-6, 6-3, 6-4.
Nichols, Franklin, v defeated Brad-
field, Atlanta, 6-3, 6-4.
Doubles Crawford and Heffner,
Atlanta, defeated Dunbar and Hun
nicutt, Franklin, 6-2, 7-5. Florence
and Gay, Atlanta, defeated Row
land and Averell, Franklin, 6-2,
The two clubs will play return
matches Lri Atlanta Sunday.
To Honor Mrs. Sanders
With Dinner Sunday
Sunday, September 26, being the
95th birthday anniversary of Mrs.
Harriette Sanders, the family and
relatives wjll gather at the home of
Mrs. Sanders' son, Dock' SanderS,
on Franklin, route 4, to honor Mrs.
Sanders with a dinner and hold a
family reunion. All relatives are
urged to attend and bring basket
Reunion Held Sunday
The McGaha-Tippett reunion was
held at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
B. G. Hurst, .near , the Iotla bridge
Sunday, with approximately 100 re
latives and invited friends present.
The day was spent, in renewing
bid acquaintances and making .new
After a most delicious dinner
which was enjoyed by all present,
it was decided to hold the reunion
next year at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. Henry Tippctt, on the' third
Sunday in September. "
FRANKLIN, N. C, THURSDAY, SEPT. 23,
rrsi ivjma Carpenterr
teaching school at Westminister,
U, is spending some time herc'-vJ
her parents, Mr, and Mrs. J.
N. II. Stiles, who has been spe
ing several clays , here with
sister, Mrs. C. E. Cooper, rctur
to his home in Haines City, 1
Fred Cohn, of Raleich. in cha
)f public relations for WPA in
Uatc, was in Franklin Tuesday,
visited the Burningtown auarrv
other WPA projects in the coin
Mr. and Mrs. F. G. Burnette,
Atlanta, sient Sunday here,
quests qf Mr. and Mrs. Frank li
don at her home on Bidwell str
Mrs. Winnie Rickman, of We
I ill, left luesday for Spruce l'i
where she will snend several d
visiting relatives and friends.
Mr. and Mrs. George J. Joh
ton came up from Atlanta Suncl
to attend, the funeral of their grail
mother, .Mrs. J. A. Deal
Miss Lddis Holbrooks. of We.4
Mill, lctt Saturday for Asheville
spend several days visiting her s
ter, -Mrs. Harry West and X
Joe Rickman has returned
Asheville,. where he works as lunJ
er grader, after a visit- with
family, at their lpme - at Wes
H. L. Bryant and A. R. Higd
made a business trin to Knoxvi
Mrs. C. C. Herbert. Jr.. Mrs
J. Edwards, Mrs. W. J. Zacha
and Mrs. Zeb W. Conley attend
coaching day for missions, s whi
was held at; the Central Method!
church in Asheville Tuesday.
Mrs. J. D. Porter, of Ashevi
spent Sunday here with her moth
Mrs. W. J. Zachary, and her .sist
Mrs. Harry S. Higgins, at the hoi
of the latter on Harrison avem
On her return she "was IcconTpa
ied by Mrs. Zachary, who spe
the first of thq. week in Ashevil
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Cunninghal
have returned from a .tour throu
the New England states, Canaci
and pther points of interest.
Mr. and Mrs. Phillio S. Hoiiof interest.
and son, of Clarksville, Ga.. sieif
Tuesday afternoon "here wi',corance with an agreement re-
Mrs. Tom Roane, of Clavton. Gay a"d town authorities and the
came down 'Tuesday' to attend 'bondholders.
GjjisymUlirevival -and to vij. '
I .pa therm an Reunion Held I
Sunday, September 19
The annual Leatherman reunion
was held on Sunday,. September 19,
'at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Alex
Amnions, of Ellijay. About 200 re
latives and friends were present.
Jake Henry, of Ellijay, and Ellis
Beasley, of Sylva, made very in
teresting talks. The dinner was
enjoyed by every one present, and
many songs were sung in the after
The Leatherman reunion has been
held every year for -the past nine
years in memory of Mr. and Mrs
Z. M. Leatherman.
The .next reunion will be held at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. L'onnie
Amnions in Sylva.
Box Supper At
Union School House
A box supper will be held at the
Union school house Saturday night,
September 25. The proceeds from
this shipper will be used for the
EpwoYth, League of the Union
church and for the benefit of the
School. The public is cordially in
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those whose subscriptions to
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Meet For First Time In
' . " '. j
P. L. Frazier, of' balQm, Ore.;
W. H. Frazier, of Waynesvflle; M.
E. Frazier, of Franklin Route 2,
and E. J. Frazier; of Franklin
Route 1, all with their ages rang
ing from 72 to 77,' met last week
for the first time in 33 years,
when they had dinner at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. Van Frazier on
Franklin " Route 1, Friday evening.
This week they are all visiting
relatives in Waynesville but will
return to Franklin the latter part
of the week.
New Bonds at Lower Rate
To Be Exchanged For
The first step in the legal pro
ceedings necessary for refinancing
the county's bonded indebtedness
was taken at a called meeting of
the board of commissioners held
Monday, September 20.
At this meeting orders were pass
ed for issuing the following .new
bonds to be exchanged for those
now outstanding :
Franklin Township $81,000, road
Macon county $815,000, road and
bridge bonds. . '
Thejegal notices required for the
issuing of the bonds appear on an
other page of" this issuer--These
new bonds are to be issued
to replace those now outstanding
and they will not increase the in
debtedness of the county or Frank
lin township, but will mean a great
saving, as they draw a 'lower rate
Tne action is being taken in,ac-
cently concluded between the coun-
uck Garland, bb, fasses
At Home September 9
Dock Garland, 56, died at his
home on Tesenta on Thursday,
September 9, after a short illness.
Mr. Garland was the son of the
late William and Addie Garland,
and was born and reared in Ma
con county. He joined the Coweta
Baptist church early in life and
was an active member until his
On March 15, 1900, he was mar- I
ried to Mary Guffey, and to this
union four sons were born,, Alex,
Edgar, Frank and Dan, all of
whom now live on Franklin Route
Funeral services were held at the
Coweta Baptist church at 3 o'clock
Friday, September 10. Rev., J. I.
Vinson conducted the service and
burial1 was in the Rush cemetary.
Pallbearers were: Tom, Lem and
Mell Cabe, Lester Justice, Bascom
Pirklesimer and Jim Young.
Surviving are his widow and four
sons; one sister, Mrs. Will Led
better, and three grandchildren.
Bible Class To
Hold Rummage Sale
On Saturday, September 25, be
ginning at 9:30 a. m., the F. .S.
Johnston, Bible .Class will hold a
rummage sale in the store room on
West Main street, next to the
grocery store of Henry D. West.
A variety of different kinds of
clothing will be for sale.
Dates For Macon
f i. nr
vuumy lypnoiQ 1U11CS
Academy school Friday, 10 to 11
a. m., October 1, 8, and 15.
Alulberry School Friday. 11 to 12
a. m.. October 1, 8, and 15.
Rainbow Springs Friday,. 2 to 3
p. m.,, September 24, October 1.
and 8. '
Macon County Health Dept.
$1.50 PER YEAR
Enthusiasm Increases As
A crowd estimated at more than ;
1,500 people thronged the Taber
nacle for the Sunday evening ser
vice which began the second week
of the series of services now being
conducted by Gipsy Smith, Jr.
In trucks and cars, and on foot
they came from every part of the
county, and adjoining counties, to
fill every part of the Tabernacle,
the platform, the windows, the
doors, and the grounds about the
building. A goodly number, disap
pointed at not being able, to get
close enough to hear the preacher,
returned to their homes.
The congregation gave closest at
tention to the evangelist as he por
trayed in a vivid ' and dramatic
way the characteristics of Jacob,
driving home to his hearers again
and again the fact that not all of ,
the Jacobs were dead.
Song services are conducted each
evening by Dale Stentz, of Way-t
nesville, with Mrs. Higgins, " of
Franklin, as pianist. Services 'will
be held each morning in the Bap
tist church at 10:30 o'clock.
On Friday evening of this week
Mr. Smith" has announced that he
will tell the story of his life, re
counting for his audience the ex
periences of his own life, and the
history and life of the gipsies.
; Services thrpugh , next Sunday
evening will be held Ln the Taber
nacle each evening at 7:45 o'clock,
with -the exception of Saturday'
evening. Everyone is cordially in
vited to attend all of the services.
On 'next Tuesday Mr. Smith
will join his father Gipsy Smith, in
Baltimore to assist him in conduct
ing a mission in the city audi
torium in which 316 churches of
that city ' are uniting.
Annual Reunion Of
The Sanders Family
The annual reunion of the San
ders' family was held on Sunday,
September 12, at the home of Dock
Sanders on Watauga creek. As; us
ual, the attendance was large, the
dinner abundant and the occasion
The central figure was Aunt Har
riett Sanders, who was 95 years
old on September 19. Mrs. Sanders
is a native of Macon county and
is one of its oldest and most high
ly respected citizens. Widowed many '
, ae she makes her home
with her son, Dock Sanders. An
other son, Curtis, resides one-half
mile distant. Aunt Harriett can
easily walk from one home to the
other. Dispite' her years, her men
tal faculties are active, her health
splendid. Her hearing is but slight
ly dulled, her eyesight remarkable.
She reads her Bible without the
aid of glasses, talks readily with
visitors, recalls many incidents of
the long ago, personal experiences
to her, which is history to us.
Singing Convention At
Wells Grove Sunday
The combined southern" and
northern divisions of the Macon
county singing convention will meet
at Wells Grove Baptist church next
Sunday, September 26.
This will be any all-day singing
and all are asked to bring basket
All singers and the general nub
lie invjted to attend.
Ben Gibson, President.
Famous Sports Writer
Visits In Franklin
Dane Newell, sport writer for
Field and Stream, Saturday Eve
ning Post and Colliers, spent one
day last week here, the guest . of
Dr. Edgar Angel. Mr. Newell, who
is also an. artist, plans to return
to Franklin next summer to spend
six weeks with Dr. Angel.