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VOL. LH, NO. 39
FRANKLIN, N. C, THURSDAY, SEPT. 30, 1937
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NX SHARES IN
Timber Sales Bring In
$38,79,4.79 ; 25 To
The people of North Carolina will
be interested in the figures that
show the state's share in the har
vest of .national forests for the fiscal
year ending June 30, 1937. Timber
sales from the Nantahala and
Pisgah 'national! forests amounted
to $38,794.79 according to announce
by Paul SH. Gerrard, forest super -(
visor of the Nantahala national
' forest, Franklin, N. C, and H. E.
Ochsner, forest supervisor of the
Pisgah national' forest, Asheville,
N. C. These figures represent the
amount of timber, and forest pro
ducts cut from the different areas
under sale to private corporations
and individuals during the past fis
prom these receipts, a total of
$9,698.70 will revert to tne state of
North Carolina . as its 25 per cent
share of these returns, plus $3,879.47
as a further 10 per cent dividend
to be expended for the improve
ment of roads in and around the
Timber under these sales is sold
by the government , to the highest
bidder, thus assuring the public the
greatest return for its timber. The
, money from the sale of timber and
from all other sources is paid into
the United States treasury, but 25
per cent of the total .net receipts
is turned over to the state to be
apportioned v to the .counties in
" which the forest is ' located :"t6 be
used for the benefit of schools and
the improvement of county' roads.
An Additional 10 per cent is used
within the forest boundaries for
improvement of, the- road system..
In this way, 35 per . cent . of the
gross receipts of the North Caro
lina national forests is spent in the
localities where the revenue is pro
duced, thus offsetting any. loss of
tax money by the respective coun
ties. ' "V -
' These forest crops contribute to
the permanent economic prosperity
of North Carolina as a source of
supply for industrial needs, and
they add continuously to the per
manent welfare of individuals and
families by furnishing steady em
ployment to workers. This . is the
real purpose of public conservation
policies and is. the objective to
ward which the forest service is
directing its efforts. .
Federation of Future
Farmers Hold Meeting
The Smoky Mountain Federation
of the Future Farmers of America
met at Fine's Creek high school
building on Monday, September 20.
This was the first meeting in the
year, and new officers were elected
as follows :
President, Bruce Brown,- Clyde;
vice-president, Lenior York, Bethel ;
secretary, Harold Francis, Waynes
ville; reporter, Mack Patton Frank
lin;, treasurer, Rowe Ferguson.
. Fine's Creek; advisor, W. F; Fin
ley, agriculture teacher at Franklin.
There are seven chapters in the
Smoky Mountains Federation.
Produce M nrket
(Prices listed below are subject
to change without notice.): ,
Quoted by Fanners Federation, Inc.
Chickens, heavy breed, hens lie
Chickens, light weight, lb.
Fryers, heavy, lb. . . . ..... . . 16c
Fryers, light, lb. 14c
Eggs, doz 25c.
, New Potatoes, No. L bu. , . 60c
Quoted by f Nantahala Creamery
Butterfat, lb. ........ 30c
Opens October 1; Dates
For Other Game
. All hunters have been cleaning
up their guns and getting ready for
the deer season which they have
been looking forward to so anx
iously. Following are the seasons on all
Deer, October 1 to January 1.
Bear, October 1 to January 1.
Squirrel, September 15 to De
Quail and rabbit, ,.' November 20
to February 15.
Grouse, November 20 to Decemb
Turkey, November 20 to Febru-1
ary 15. ;
Opossum arid raccoon, October 1
to February 1.
Trapping for muskrat and mink
only, in water along cultivated land,
November 1 to February 15.
Licenses are required of all per
sons over 16 years of age, and by
parents or guardians of persons
under 13 who hunt.
Last Service Attended By
Largest Crowd Of
The Gipsy Smith revival came to
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a close at 'tne -vngei' tauemacie
Sunday night, and the last service
was attended by the largest congre
gation of the entire meeting.
The attendance .was splendid
throughout the two weeks at both
morning and evening services, and
the famous preacher's .presentation
of Bible" truths was forceful and
inspiring. This revival was a most
important event for Macon county
and it has left a deep and lasting
effect-upon the religious life of our
people. . . .
The whole-hearted cooperation of
the pastors of the various churches
in the county and the efficient
work of the committees in charge
of the meeting had much to do
with the great results obtained.
All worked hard and faithfully, and
all of .the manyvdetails necessary
to the success of a great revival
were handled smoothly arid with
no delay. Especially to be com
mended is the work of the parking
committee under the chairmanship
of James Hauser, who handled the
great number of cars at each serv
ice with perfect satisfaction and
without an accident.
Gipsy Smith joined his father,
Gipsy Smith, Sr., in Baltimore
where where he will assist in a
meeting at the city auditorium in
which 316 churches are uniting.
The auction sale of the' George
M. Bulgin property, located about
two miles west of Franklin on the
Murphy road, which was held Sat
urday, was very successful, all of
the lots and tracts being sold at
prices which were , considered fair.
A large crowd attended the sale
and. the bidding was 'brisk. A brass
band was on hand to furnish music
for the . occasion and a barbecue
dinner was served.
The sale was conducted by the
Home Realty & Auction Co., with
R. A. Patton, manager, in charge,
assisted by Bob Davis.
Many auction sales have been
unsatisfactory during the past few
years, and the success of the sale
Saturday,. is an indication of a re
viving interest in real estate in
i Miss Jarvis Ledford, daughter, of
Mr. and-Mrs.. k. M. Ledford, is
(spending several days in Clcmson,
u., vismng ncr sisier, Airs. lv.
i. Helton and Sgt. Helton.
. Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Wat kins re
turned to their home in Albany,
Ga., Monday, after spending the
week-end with Mrs! Walkins' fat h -
er, J. A. Conley and sister, Mrs.
'11. U. Lozad.
' Mrs. Neville Sloan and Miss
Tinioxc.ua Sloan, of Atlanta, da.,
spent the week-end with Miss
Sloan's mother, Mrs. J. S. Sloan at
her home in East Franklin.
Mrs. R. W. Recce has returned
to her home at Highlands, after a
two weeks', visit with her daughter
at Etna and her two brothers, Ell
and Lee Tallent, in Franklin.
M. E. Frazier, of Franklin Route
2; E. J. Frazier, of Franklin Route
1 ; P. . L. Frazier, of Salem, Ore.,
and W. H. Frazier, of Waynes
ville, spent . a while last week at
the Fassifern school , at Henderson
ville with their niece, Mrs. Addie
Mrs. William Katenbrink left
Wednesday morning for her home
in Atlanta, after Spending the s.umx
mer here with her mother, Mrs.
Mrs. J. H. Shelley and three
children,-Miss Beatrice Gribble and
Mrs. M. E. Grant, of Lake Helen,
Fla., returned to their home Wed
nesday after spending a week with
Mrs. Shelley's mother, Mrs. W. A.
Gribble, at her home at Prentiss.
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Women's Clubs To
,Meet At Bryson City
The meeting of the First Dis
trict of the North Carolina Fed
eration of Woman's clubs will meet
in Bryson City on Saturday, Oc
tober 9, in the Presbyterian church.
The meeting will begin at 10 o'clock.
W. M. S. Zone Meeting
To Be Held At Union
The Zone meeting of the Wo
man's Missionary societies of the
Methodist church in Macon county,
wiil meet with the Union society,
at the Union church, on Saturday,
October 9, for an all day meeting.
A large representation is, .urged
to attend from each society in the
county, and a picnic dinner will be
furnished by the ladies attending.
Of Watson Family Held
Approximately 100 relatives and
invited friends . gathered at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Will Shields
on Iotla Sunday to attend the
Watson reunion, which is held an
nually in commemoration of the
late "Aunt Betsy Watson," mother
of Mrs. Shields.
The songs rendered by J. M
Raby, Walter H. Dalton, Olan
Graham and J. D. Keener were
very appropriate for the occasion
and were thoroughly enjoyed.
Short talks were made by George
B. Patton, mayor of Franklin,-and
Invocation was rendered by the
Kev. K. T. Mayberry at the noon
lioiir, when a most bountiful picnic
dinner was enjoyed by all.
Expected To Be Better
Than Show Held
The second annual 4-H Guernsey
cattle show will be held in Frank
lin next Saturday morning at 10
o'clock at Brown's barn on Palmer
Reports indicate that the show
will be much better than it . was
last year. There will be more en
tries of better quality cattle.
The three -classes-,- will ; include
calves six months old to cows three
years old and over. In each of the
three classes there will be three
cash prizes of $5 first, $3 second
l)r'ze w'" be a pure -bred Guernsey
'ie outstanding calves, according
to the placings of the judges, will
be taken. to th.e 4:H dairy show
at Asheville which is to be held on
October 8. A large amount of cash
will be involved in this show and
it is so arranged that each county
will get some of the money.
Every one who is interested in
dairy cattle should attend this show
and see the tvPe oi cattle beins
grown in the county.
A group of individuals have ar-
ranged to have a colt show on the
same date, time and place as the
cattle show. There will also be
cash prizes given to the winners in
Western N. C Editors
Elect Officer. .
Translyvania Times, was elected
president of the Western North
Carolina Weekly Press association
at a meeting held in Asheville last
Saturday night at the S. and W.
Other officers named to serve
for the next twelve months are
Blackburn ( W. Johnson, publisher
of The Franklin Press, vice-president;
and Harley Wright, of The
Canton Enternrise. serrptarv-treas-
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Waynesville, as head of the organi
zation. The other retiring officers
are H. L. Story, of Marshall, vice
president; and C. M. Douglas, secretary-treasurer.
Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Masser., of
New York, were the week-end
guests of Miss Pauline Powers and
Hayes Overcash. Mr. Masser is
head of the educational department
of the Edwin Gould Foundation of
New York City. Mr. Masser and
Mr. Overcash spent the summer to
gether . in camp on Long Island,
Miss Ina Henry and Miss Erna
Walker spent the week-end at Cul
lowhee, where they were entertain
ed by friends. Miss Walker is one
of the teachers in the. Franklin
high school, ,
BY RABID DOG
Pasteur Treatment Being
Given By County
During the last two weeks nine
children and one young man have
been receiving Pasteur treatment
injections for hydrophobia, after
having been bitten by a mad dog
which seems to have covered con
siderable territory before he was
shot by the county authorities. The
state health department to whom
the dog's head was sent reported
the animal to be suffering from
Dr. W. A. Rogers, county physician,
is administering the treatment to
the following victims : George Phil
lips, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence
Phillips, of Sugar Fork, about a
mile from Franklin ; Susie, William
and Barney Phillips, children of
King Phillips ; Hoyt Penland, son
of Lawrence Penland ; Leon Con
ley, grandson of Licurgus Conley,
of Clark's Chapel; John Vanhook,
son of Sam .Vanhook; Billy and
Kenneth Angel, children of Alex
Angel, to whom it is reported the
dog belonged, and Milton Fraizer,
grown son of Dillard Frazier.
s Most of those who are reported
as having been bitten the same
afternoon describe the same dog
which seems to have followed a
wide route, including the Hickory
Knoll and Prentiss sections, going
toward Otto. ,
Mrs. Phillips, mother of little.
.six-year-old. GeorgCcwho , was-, bit?,,
ten through the corner of his
mouth inside to the cheek outside,
was brought in immediately to Dr.
Rogers, who. ordered the rabies
treatment at once and began treat
ment before hearing the report
from Raleigh. The others began to
receive the injections as soon as
the positive report was returned.
Twenty-two such injections are ad
ministered over a period of several
weeks to insure the victim from
danger of developing hydrophobia.
It is not known whether thernad
dog bit other dogs before he was
Many Treated Sines June
Dr. Rogers states that he has
given Pasteur treatment for rabies .
to at least 27 persons since June
of this year, including a mother
and two children and four others,
who were bitten by a dog on Car
toogechaye, which after . examina- ;
tion ' was shown to have had
rabies. The county authorities have
sent off a number of heads (six, at
least, the exact number could not
be ascertained) during the summer
and at least one was sent Dy a
private citizen. This last was re
ported negative, and one sent by
the county authorities was so re
It is recalled that last summer
(1936) there was an epidemic of
alleged hydrophobia in four or five
townships of Macon county. Dr.
Miller, then connected with the
county health department, wrote
in the late summee or early fall
to the state health department to
find out if they would furnish
serum for the vaccination of dogs
in the county. They advised that
the state law specified April as
the time for the vaccination of all
dogs and that the serum could not
be obtained free at that time. The
Press reporter was unable to find
whether any other steps ' had been '
taken to comply with the law for
the prevention of rabies.
State Law on Rabis "
This law was enacted by the 1935
legislature, and is entitled "An Act
to Prevent Rabies in the State of
North Carolina." The responsibility
of enforcement is placed on the
county health department, and re
quires Aat this department appoint
rabies inspectors in each township
preferably a licensed veterinarian
to vaccinate all dogs annually.
The provisions of the law requires
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