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VOL. LII, NO. 40
FRANKLIN, N. C, THURSDAY, OCTOBER, 7, 1937
$1.50 PER YEAR
OCTOBER 11-16 IS
AIR MAIL WEEK
Asks For Proper
Calling attention to the fact that
North Carolina is the birthplace oi
aviation, . Governor Clyde K. Hoey
has issued a proclamation calling
upon the people of North Carolina
to make proper observance of Air
Mail Week, which will be celebrat
ed October 11-1(5, by liberally pat
ronizing the air mail service.
Wythe M. Peyton, Ashcville post
master and president of the Worth
Carolina Association of Postmast
ers, has appointed Paul R. Younts
Charlotte postmaster, as genera
chairman of committee on air mail
. week observance.
Mr. Younts has announced that,
through . the cooperation of the
Eastern Air Lines, air .mail, express,
and nasseneer service, stops will
be made at every place in North
Carolina that has a postof f ice and
suitable landing field on October
12, for the purpose of collecting
air mail in sp.ecial cachets, to be
transferred to regular E. A. L,
stops at Charlotte and Raleigh.
Several Eastern Air Lines planes
will leave Kitty Hawk the morning
of October 12. One of the planes
will make stops at all places in
eastern North Carolina having
landing fields; the other will stop
at all, places hi Western North
Carolina with such fields. .
The eastern Carolina plane will
take the tnail to. Raleigh and trans
fef it to E. AI L. planes' there;
The western plane will take the
mail to Charlotte to be placed on
one of the six planes making daily
Cattle Sale Very
The cattle sale held here Tuesday
by Robert A. Patton and D. Rob
ert DavU was one of the most suc
cessful sales ever held in Macon
county, and one of the largest
crowds attended that has ever been
to one of these sales.
Approximately 225 head of cattle
were sold and the prices ranged
from -three to 11 cents.
Buyers were here from Asheville,
Waynesville, Sylva, . Hayesville,
Hickory Packing company, at Hick
ory and the White Provision com
pany in Atlanta, Ga., Cornelia and
Another sale will be held on
Tuesday, October. 19, at the same
time and place.
Dan West Now
Managing Picture Show
Charles Ingram, who has been
manager of the Macon Theatre for
several months, has resigned the
position and , has been succeeded
by Dan West, a Franklin boy who
has been working in Asheville for
the past . two years as a commer-
cial artist. " .
Dan is a son of Jud West, of
Franklin, -and has had considerable
experience in the motion picture
(Prices ljsted below are subject
to change without notice.) '
Quotd by Farmers Federation; Inc.
Chickens, heavy breed, hens ' 12c
'Chickens, light weight, lb. .. 9c
Fryers, heavy, lb. ...... ... . . . 16c
Fryers, light, lb. ........... 14c
Eggs, doz. ......... 25c
Wheat It. .til........ .90
Rye . ... ..... .V . . . 4. , 9Sc
New Potatoes, No, fi bu. , 60c
Quoted br NankahlU Creamery
Buttcrfat, lb. ...L..1.,.... 30c
Week Being Observed In
This is Fire Prevention Week
throughout the United States by
proclamation of the President, gov
ernors of the various states and
mayors of towns and cities,
Fire Prevention Week is observ
ed annually just before the cold
weather sets in and fire hazards
People are urged to clean out all
basements and attics, inspect and
clean flues and heating equipment
and clear away all inflammable
trash and rubbish. Also to inspect
wiring and electrical appliances and
have repairs made where necessary.
School principals and teachers are
asked to see to it that heating ap
paratus is safe and warn children
about fire dangers
Chief R. D. Ashe, of the Frank
lin fire department has posted
placards in public places over the
town calling attention to the im
portance of observing the safety
measures cited above and urging
the elimination of fire hazards here.
The second annual 4-H club
Guernsey calf show was held in
Franklin last Saturday. Ten entries
were made by the club members in
different classes, according to age
of the calves. The placings in dif
ferent classes were:
Six months to one year Bobby Mc
dure, Dillard, Ga., Rt. 1, 1st; Bob
bie Justice Franklin, Rt. 4, 2nd;
tiarry Corbin, Franklin, Rt. 4, 3rd;
Miss Hallie Cabe, Franklin, Rt. 4,
One year, to two years Owen
Ammons, Franklin," Rt. 4, 1st;
Woodrow Franklin,' Franklin, Rt, 4,
2nd; Hayne Arthur, Franklin, Rt.
3rd; Wade Higdon, Cullasaja,
4th; "George Gray, Franklin, Rt. 1,
Two years and over George Gray,
Franklin, Rt. 1, 1st; Owen Ammons,
ranklin, Rt. 4, 2nd ; Ray Frank-
in. Kt. jra.
Cash ' prizes amounting to $30
were awarded to the various classes.
his was given by A. B. Slagle,
or the interest and promotion of
better Guernsey cattle in the
Thei grand champion award went
ta Bobbie McClure. . This award
was a pure , bred Guernsey heifer
calf given by the Franklin Rotary
club. Bobbie also was given a
halter for his excellent showman
ship. . ' ,-' fCvK
From the animals entered in this
show there will be a county group
made up which will be entered in
the Asheville show, Friday, October
8. This group will be; Junior calf,
Bobbie McClure ; senior calf, Wood
row Franklin; junior yearling, Ow
en Ammons ; senior yearling, Hayne
Arthur; heifer, Owen Ammons, and
cow, George Gray.
Also in connection with the calf
show in Franklin, there was a colt
show. A prize of $10 was given by
the local business men for the best
colt shown. This was won by Har
ris Dryman, Franklin.
A crowd of approximately 250
persons attended both shows.
Billy Hugh Thomas
Dies At Otto
Funeral services , for Billy Hugh,
two-year old son of Mr. and Mrs.
H, N. Thomas, were held at the
Asbury. Methodist church, at Otto,
Friday morning at 11 o'clock. Rev.
O. E. Croy, pastor, was in charge
of the services.
: Billy had, been sick all summer
suffering from Bright's disease.
Dr and Mrs. Alex Stanford, of
Greensboro, and Mr. and Mrs.
Frank .Murr, of Thomasville. are
spending this. week here the house
guests of Mr. and Mrs. T. W.
Special Service For Those
Who Have Served 50
Years or. More
A, service honoring those who
have been members of the Frank
lin Methodist church for 50 years
and more will be held at the church
next Sunday .evening at 7:30 p. m.
One of the members, Mrs. W. N.
Allman, has been a member for 70
years. A study of the church rec
ords shows the names of 13 mem
bers now living who joined the
Franklin Methodist church 50 years
and more ago. These persons are
receiving special invitations to be
present at the Honor Service.
The entire service Sunday eve
ning will have for its purpose the
honoring of these highly esteemed
members. The hymns used will be
their favorites.. Addresses of affec
tionate regard for them will be de
livered. Appropriate tokens of the
respect and love in which they are
held by the church membership
will be presented to them.
The old records of the church
are not accurate in every instance.
A study of the records reveals the
following who joined the Franklin
Methodist church 50 years or more
ago, and who are still members
of this church: Mrs. W. N. Allman
Dr. F.'- T. Smith, Mrs. George A
Jones, Mrs. G. Lee Crawford, Mrs
E. R. 'Kennebrew, Mr. John O
Harrison, Mrs. Mary Lyle Wal-
droop, Mrs. F. T. Smith, Mrs. S.
H. Lyle, Mrs. Lena MyeYs( Mrs
Myra Allman, Mrs. J. J. Conley,
and Mrs. J. T. Moore. Jt is pos
sible that there are others who
should te included in this list. It
is the earnest desire of the church
officials to have the list complete
Anyone who knows of a name
which should be added to this list
will confer a favor on the church
by communicating at once with Dr
W. E. Furr or Rev. C. C. Her
Teachers Taking ,
The following teachers of Macon
county are enrolled in Dr. Willis
Parker's extension course now be
ing taught each Friday at the
Franklin high school:
Ralph V. Angell, S. A. Bryson,
Mrs. LC. Bradley, Mrs. P. H.
Corbin, Miss L. O. Cabe, Mrs. J.
A. Flanagan, Frank Flemming, Mrs.
Elsie Franks, Miss Ina Henry, Mrs,
E. D. Higdon, Mrs. J. B. Horsley,
Edith Long, Ollie May McCoy,
Mrs. Nina T. McCoy, Mrs.. Lovicia
Moses, Mrs. A. L. Shields, Mrs.
M. H. Ramsey, Kate Reece, Esther
Seay, Mrs. M. C. Shields,. Mrs. E.
C. Siler, Sanford J. Smith, Mrs. M.
G. Roper, Mrs. Pearl Steuart, Mrs.
Bess N. Stewart, Commodore Tilt
ley, Katherine Huggins Williams.
The subject of the course is
Medieval and Modern History,
which is offered not only to teach
ers seeking college credit on their
certificates, but to any one desir
ing a cultural and scholarly scries of
lectures bearing upon the influence
of the history of great nations on
contemporary world conditions.
Dr. Parker is .holding the keen
interest of his class in the vital
presentation of his theme.
This extension course is offered
by the Western Carolina Teachers'
college and will continue through
the winter each Friday afternoon,
beginning at 4:30 o'clock.
Mrs. Paul H. Gerrard, wife of the
supervisor of the Nantahala na
tional forest, and Miss Lassie
Kelly, who were injured in an auto
mobile collision last Saturday morn
ing, are reported to be improving.
Mrs. Gerrard returned to her home
after receiving treatment at Angel
hospital. Miss Kelly was still in
the hospital Thursday but expected
to. go to her home Friday.
Travel Executives Will
Be In Franklin Tuesday
Of Fulcher Family Held
Approximately 100 relatives and
l'riends gathered at the home of
Mrs. Ada Fulcher to attend the
Fulcher reunion which is held an
nually. , .
Enjoyable music was furnished by
J. 1). Dowdlc, Ralph Penland,
Frank Ammons, Ned Dowdle, Ver
non Cunningham and Hazel Keen
er. An interesting talk was made
by Rev. A. A. Angel, who also
pronouncecj the invocation at the
noon hour when a bountiful picnic
dinner was enjoyed by all present.
. Those attending from Buncombe
county were: Mr. and Mrs. C. P.
Brown, Miss Mildred Brown, F. L.
Brown and Mr. and Mrs. Harrison
Hall, all of Enka.
An inspection of the recently
established Standing Indian Wild
Life Management Area will be
made by game enthusiasts at 3
p. m. October 13.
Supervisor Gerrard, of the Nan
tahala national forest, sai(T tnat he
had received numerous requests for
information concerning the estab
lishment' of the. cooperative wild
life management areas and that the
trip schedaled for Wednesday aft
ernoon would give those interested
in these areas an opportunity to
become better acquainted with the
Supervisor Gerrard and C. N.
Mease, state refuge superintendent,
will speak to the group on the
work planned for the areas.
A demonstration planting of
speckled trout will be made by
CCC enrollees to illustrate the
proper handling of planting stock
to tne visitors.
An invitation to the meeting was
extended to the public by Super
visor Gerrard. White Oak Bottoms,
the headquarters of the manage
ment area, where the group will
meet is easily reached from U. S.
64 at Wallace Gap via a forest
New Funeral Home
Being Opened Here
C. B. Wells, of Canton, who has
had many years of experience in
the undertaking business, has rent
ed the store room in Mrs. C. C.
Cunningham's building n,ext to the
Franklin Hardware company, and
is preparing to open an up-to-date
Mr. Wells states that it will be
a few days before all of his stock
arrives but that he expects to be
.ready for business very soon.
Further announcement will ap
pear in this paper next week.
W. M. S. Zone Meeting
At Union Saturday
The zone meeting of the Wo
man's Missionary societies of the
Methodist churches in Macon
county,' will meet with the Union
society,, at the Union church, on
Saturday, October 9, for an all-day
Mrs. F. E. Branson, of Canton,
district secretary for the Waynes
ville district, will be present for
Each society in the county is
urged to send a large representa
tion to the meeting. Dinner will be
furnished by the ladies attending.
George Pattillo, who underwent
an operation for the removal of his
appendix at Angel hospital Satur
day morning, was reported to be
doing nicely Wednesday morning.
Tourists Will Be Given
Extensive preparations are being
made for the elaborate travel tour
sponsored by the State Advertising
Committee, on which between 75
and 81 travel bureau executives,
travel counselors of motor clubs
and editors of travel sections t of
newspapers and travel magazines
from all corners of the United
States, will be guests of the com
mittee on a 10 days' tour of the
The tourists are expected to spend
a short time in Franklin next
Tuesday morning, arriving from
Bryson City about 10:30. They will
be welcomed by Mayor George B.
Patton, and will visit the Kelly
Tea Room where a display of
Macon county products will be
The party will be presented with
booklets and pamphlets dealing with
the Nantahala national forest, Ma
con county and the town of Frank
lin. The ladies will receive gifts
from the Chamber of Commerce.
A motorcycle escort will meet
the cars and buses of the tourist
party at the county line and escort
them to Franklin. Also a committee
of four men from Franklin F. W.
Wies.e, R.' V. Miles, W. R. Smith
and Guy L. Houk -will meet them
at Bryson City and accompany
them to Franklin, and will go on
with them to Highlands and High
Hampton Inn " for lunch. " '
M.uch of the preliminary work in
connection with the tour has al
ready been done by C. W. Rob
erts, president of the Carolina Mo
tor Club in Charlotte, who is also
a member of the State Advertising
Committee and of the Board of
Conservation and Development. A
similar tour was arranged by "Mr.
Roberts in 1935 and was productive
of splendid results. This tour will
start in Asheville, October 10 and
end in Elizabeth City on October
The entire Advertising Commit
tee, of which J. L. Home, Jr., of
Rocky Mount is chairman, is con
vinced that this tour offers one of
the best opportunities the state has
ever had to sell itself to these
travel .experts, who direct tours,
map out tour routings and who
write or print travel stories read .
by millions of people each year.
The committee members are con- ,
f ident that those who go on this
10 days' tour, extending from the
Great Smoky Mountains in the
west to the site of the, "Lost Col
ony" and birthplace of Virginia
Dare on Roanoke Island in the
east, will be so impressed with
what North Carolina has to offer
that they will broadcast their,
stories of what they saw and heard
here to millions in other states.
Mrs. James D. Justice
Dies At Tellico
Funeral services for Mrs. James
D. Justice, were held Sunday
morning at 11 o'clock at the Tellico
Baptist church. Rev. .Judson Smith
was in charge of the final rites.
"Aunt Jane," as she is , widely
known to her many relatives and
friends throughout Macon county,
died at her home on Tellico early
Saturday morning, after an illness
of several weeks.
Mrs. Justice was a member of
the Tellico Baptist church. She
was formerly Miss Jane Duvall,
of Macon county.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs.
Nannie Cabe and Mrs. Cynthia.
Ledford, of Tellico, and six sons,
Mack, of Cornelia, Ga.; Weldon,
of Clayton, Ga. ; Marion, of Sen
eca, S. C; Thomas, of Mulberry)
Emory and Wesley, of Tellico; one
brother, Rev. L, W. Duvall, of
East Point, Ga., and one sister,
Mrs, Emma Woody, of Tellico,