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VOL. HI, NO. 4S
FRANKLIN, N. O, THURSDAY, NOV. 1.1, 1937
$1.50 PER YEAR
E. B. DEHART, 41,
Prominent Citizen Passes
" Nov. ,4; Funeral Held
Ernest B. DeHart, 41, salesman
for the. Macon Furniture store,
died in the Angel hospital at 5:30
o'clock Thursday afternoon, No
vember 4, as a result of a stroke
of apoplexy -which, he suffered
Wednesday evening at 10 o'clock
at his home.
Mr. DeHart worked all day Wed
nesday and attended prayer meet
ing that .evening. He suffered the
stroke following his return home
from the meeting.
He was a member of the Frank
lin Baptist church; chairman of its
finance committee, and a deacon.
He also was associate director ot
the Baptist Training union ana
superintendent of the Macon coun
ty Sunday school association.
Mr, DeHart was active in Re
publican party circles in this coun- j
ty and district. For 10 years he
was a clerk in the postoffice here
and had been a substitute carrier
since he gave up the clerkship.
Surviving are his widow, the for
mer Miss Leona Hastings ; one
daughter, Helen; three sons, Turn
er, Doyle, and Kermit; his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. E. L, DeHart; two
brothers, Worley and Lor.en De
Hart, and two sisters, Mrs. James
Farmer and Mrs. Harley. McCon
nell. - .
Funeral Held Saturday
Funerals rites were conducted
Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock at
the Franklin Baptist church. Rev.
W. B.- Underwood, pastor of the
church and Rev. J. A. Flanagan,
pastor of the Franklin Presbyterian
church, were in charge of the ser
Honorary pallbearers were; John
M. Moore, C. T; Blaine, John E.
Rickman, Alex Moore, J. M. Car
penter. J. S. Womack, J. E. Wey-
man, j. H. Carelock, Charles Wal-
droop, Paul Carpenter, Ralph Wo
mack, Ben McCollum, J. W. Add
ington, H. T. Sloan, J. H. Brook
shire, Q. J. Hauser, J. Snyder, T.
W. Porter, W. G. Mallonee, Phil
McCollum, Dewitt Sutton, Bob
"Womack. Herman Childers and
Active pallbearers: J. D. Franks,
George Dean, J. H. Stockton, Tru
man Moody, J. B. P.endergrass, L.
H. Callowav and Charles M.
Flower girls: Mrs. Joe Palmer,
Mrs. J. H. Stockton and Mrs
Interment- was in Pleasant Hill
cemetery, near Mr. DeHart' s boy
Box Supper Friday
At Oak Grove School
There will be a box supper at
the Oak Grove schoolhouse, begin
ning at 7:30 p. m. Friday, Novem
ber 12. The Ed Carpenter string
band will furnish music. Admission
is free. Funds raised are to be
used in buying books for a library.
(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, light, lb. ..' 14c
Old' Corn ...$1.00
New Potatoes, No. 1, bu. . . .65
Quoted by NantahaU Creamery
Butterfat, lb. 31c
Being Drilled For Town
The Geo. W. Lee Well & Pump
company, of Spartanburg, S, C,
who were awarded the contract
for drilling a new artesian well for
the Franklin water system, started
to work the first of last week
and are now down to more than
1 00 feet. Bed rock was struck at
about 70 feet, and the contractors
stated that prospects for a flow
of water looked good.
The well is being drilled on the
McConnell property on Iotla street,
the town having taken an option
an a lot 50 feet square fronting on
the. street. The town will buy th
lot if a satisfactory flow of water
can be secured. The town also has
the right to stop the drilling at
any time after a depth of 200 feet
las been reached, . provided there
is no indication of .a sufficient sup
ply of water being secured. .
If this well produces the flow
that is hoped for, there will be no
danger of water shortage in Frank
lin, and a problem which has be
come very serious will be solved.
Court Will Meet Dec 6;
Judge H. Hoyle Sink
The following jurors have been
drawn for the December ; term of
Macon superior court, which will
be presided over by Judge H.
Hoyle Sink, of Lexington:
W. R. Gibson, Leatherman; Lest
er Williams, Rainbow Springs; W.
T. Bryant, Route 3; W. R. Coch
ran, Flats; W. E. Owens, High
lands; B. A. Justice, Franklin; Bob
Houston, Franklin; G. L. Slagle,
Route 1"; Sam Waters, Kyle; J. L.
Hunnicutt, Route 2; A. T. Med
ford, Rainbow Springs; R. I. Beal,
Highlands; S. E. Potts, Highlands;
Charley Downs, W.est's Mill; Eu
gene Tallent, Route 3; G. R. Con
ley, Franklin; H. E. Justice, Route
2; Cecil Baldwin, Route 3; H. J.
May, Flats; J. C. Bryson, West's
Mill; Truman Owenby, Flats; T.
C. Harbison, Highlands ; P. R. Wil
liamson, Route 2 ; John C. Dills,
Gneiss; Bert Dendy, Gneiss; J. D.
Burnett, Scaley; Floyd Ramsey,
T.ellico; Lester Dills, Prentiss;
Earnest W. Caibe, Route 2; Mit
chell, C E., Highlands; J. H. Swaf-
ford, Route 3; W. B. Long, Route
2; O. C. Corbin, Gneiss; John H.
Fulton, Gneiss; Bert Wilson, Scal
ey ; W. H. Rowland, Kyle ; Mark
Haney. Kyle; R. L. Brooks, Route
1; Ralph West, Jr., Franklin; W.
N. Cochran, Route 3; Joe Ashear,
Franklin ; H. C. Hurst, Route 1 ;
Bert Waldroop, Franklin; A. F.
Brown, Scaley; Harry Higgins,
Franklin; R. W. Burnett, Route 3;
Clyde Downs, Route 4 ; E. L.
Welch, Route 3.
John Lyle Waldroop, Route 1;
C. H. Norton, Dillard, Ga., Route
1; Roy F. Cunningham, Franklin;
W. C. Carpenter, Dillard, Ga.,
Route 1 ; R. D.- Rogers, Highlands ;
Miller Ledford, Route 2; Avery
Cabe, Route 2; G. R. Henson,
Route 2; C. N. Drake, Route 2;
S. W. Bowers, Gneiss; W. R. Ed
wards, Route 3; J. D. Franks,
Franklin; J. S. Conley, Franklin;
Floyd Dendy, Highlands ; J. S.
Gray, Route 1; Oscar Welch, Route
3 ; J. Lawrence x Myers, Franklin ;
Wiley Clark, Cullasaja; W. W. Mc-
Kinney, Highlands; Everett Cook,
Tellico; Claude Bradley, Otto;
Joseph Morgan, Jr., Route 4 ;
Clyne Evans, Kyle; W. L. Corbin,
Otto; G. W. Owenby, Flats;
Frank Phillips, Route 2; E. N.
Keener, Route 2; R. E. Cochran,
Flats; Robert Fulton.' Cullasaja:
T, J. Hampton, Flati,
JOBLESS TO BE
LISTED NOV. 16
Census of Unemployment
To Be Completed By
Work will start next Tuesday,
November 16, on the tremendous
task of taking an unemployment
census of the United States, the
Hawaiian Islands and Alaska. The
work will be handled by the post
office department and all postmast
ers, clerks and route carriers will
cooperate, together with thousands
of local committees, in pushing the
job to completion by November 20,
which is the deadline.
Unemployment Report Card
A printed form will be used in
securing the desired information,
and these forms will be distributed
by postoffices, city, village and
rural carriers, and it is proposed to
put one form into every home, and
also to furnish a sufficient number
to provide for all hotels clubs,
rooming houses, CCC camps, WPA
projects, transient homes, trailer
camps, hobo jungles and other
places where unemployed men and
women may be found. .
Who Should Fill Out Forms
The registration is intended for:
XI) Persons who are totally unem
ployed, able to work and want
work. (2) Persons who are partly
employed and want more work. (3)
Persons who are working on WPA
or any other emergency work pro
ject supported by public funds.
Persons who do not fall into one
of these three classes should not
fill out frms.
The cards are expected -to be
filled out at once by all -who
come tinder the classifications nam
ed above. They require no postage
and can be deposited in any mail
box or postoffice.
Following are the questions which
are to be answered :
1. Print full name
Print full address
Do you live on a farm?
2. Are you:
(a) Totally unemployed and
(b) Partly employed and want
(c) Working at WPA, NYA,
CCC, or other emergency
3. Are you able to work?
4. Age at last birthday...
5. Color or race
6. Sex , ..
7. How many hours did you work
8. How many weeks did you work
m the last 12 months?
9. What is your occupation, or
kind of work? . .
10. Kind of business or industry in
which you did, or are doing,
this kind of work?
11. How many other workers are
there in your family living in
the same household with you?
12. How many of these workers
(a) Totally unemployed and
' want work ?
(b) Partly employed and want
- (c)' Working at WPA, NYA,
t . CCC, or other emergency
13. How many persons are mainly
dependent on you for support?
14. What was your individual total
income, cash and other, last
Persons who are unable to write
for any reason are allowed to ask
help in filling out the blanks car
rying the information desired by
the census authorities.
Hospital Care Agent
Here Nov. 18 and 19
Mrs. R. L. Coin, of Waynesville,
will be at Kelly's Tea Room in
Franklin on November 18 and 19
to furnish Information to any who
may be interested in the work of
the Hospital Care association.
For St. Agnes' Members
St. Agnes' church members at
tended a parish supper at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. W. David Bruner
m Harrison avenue Tuesday eve
ning, November 9. -
After supper a meeting was held,
presided over by the rector, the
Rev. Frank Bloxham, when plans
were made for the annual Every
Member canvass. Mr. Bloxham
made a report of work accomplish
ed and gifts to missions and church
support made during the past year,
also outlined certain objectives for
the coming year which marks the
fiftieth anniversary of the church's
P.-T. A MEETING
Organization Perfected At
Court House Last
At the meeting for the reorgan
ization of the Parent-Teacher's As
sociation for Franklin and vicinity
held at th.e courthouse last Friday
afternoon the following officers
were elected: Mrs. Carl S. Slagle,
president; Mrs. J. A. Flanagan,
vice-president; Mrs. H. E. Church,
secretary; Mrs. L. H. Page, treas
urer. Mrs. Doyle D. Alley, of Waynes
ville, retiring director of this dis
trict ; Mrs. E. N. Howell, district
director, and Mrs. Harry Bomberg:
er, of Swannanoa, motored to
Franklin to assist in the organiza
tion. Calling attention to Governor
Hoey's proclamation concerning the
enrollment campaign of the P.-T. A.
now being conducted throughout
the state, and printed in last week's
Franklin Press, Mrs. Howell ad
dressed the meeting on ' the ob
jectives of the Parent-Teacher's
Association, working through the
home, school, church and commun
ity, and for the enactment of laws
for the welfare . and education of
children, stressing the fact that
membership should include all citi
zens interested in child'welfare.
Mrs. Alley's address was on
"What Benefits Have Come Out of
the Parent-Teacher's Association?"
(Continued on Page Eight)
Passmore' Home .
Destroyed By Fire
The home of the Passmore family
was entirely destroyed by fire
Monday night with the loss of all
their belongings, including food for
the winter, leaving a family of 10
entirely destitute. Mrs. Passmore
is a widow with eight children, all
about grown, one afflicted son who
cannot work and another son who
is an invalid from hip disease. One
daughter has a child a year old,
the only support of the entire fam
ily being one daughter who tarns
a small amount as a NYA worker.
Donations of clothing, food, furn
iture, cooking utensils and bedding
are requested to assist in the re
habilitation of this family.
The Red Cross and county wel
fare department have supplied im
mediate needs in clothing, but are
not equipped to supply bedding and
other necessities. Any articles de
livered at the office of The Frank
lin Press will be promptly delivered
P.-T. A. School To
Be Held Nov. 19
Mrs. Weaver Mann, of Newton,
field worker for the ' North Caro
lina Congress of Parents and
Teachers will conduct a school of
instruction for P.-T. A. members
at the Frankjin high school on Fri
day afternoon. November 19, at 3 :30
o'clock. It lis important that all
who are interested in the work of
the Parent-Teacher's Association be
present at .this school of instruction,
Workers Are Driving For
Goal Of 500 Members
By REV. FRANK BLOXHAM
Chairman of the County Roll Cell
Goal of 500 membership set for
the county this year.
By the time you are reading this
article you will have been asked
by some worker to join the Red
Cross for this year, It is the aim
to ask every citizen of the county
to join up and if you have not yet
been tackled, don't wait but get
into the running by offering your
dollar membership to one of the
workers. Remember that by join
ing the Red Cross at this time
you are actually becoming part of
the organization and, though you
may not be able to help in time of
emergency, the people who are
there will be doing your work, and
your membership will be the useful
medium for all work.
For the past three years there
has been an increase in member
ships in the county each year and
the aim this year is to secure at
least 500 memberships. The re
sult will depend on the concerted
effort of all workers and the co
operation of all citizens.
SatuLah Club Entertain Workers
The Satulah Club entertained the
workers and friends at a supper
meeting held in the school lunch
room at Highlands on Wednesday
evening. Talks were given by sev
eral of the workers on various as
pects of Red Cross work and the
territory assigned to each worker.
Items of interest were discussed .
and plans for the Roll Call com
pleted. Among the workers this year are
Mrs. Dunbar. Miss Margaret Co
zad, Mrs. Lester Conley, Mrs. Har
ry Higgins, Mrs. T. W. Angel Jr.i
Mrs. J. G Wright, Mrs. W. D.
Bruner, Miss Virginia McGuire,
Mrs. W. H. Sellers, Mrs. C. C.
Cunningham, J. E. Perry, Richard
Johnson, Mrs. F. H. Potts, Mrs. J.
A. Ilines and Mrs. Westbrook.
This is all who have signified their
willingness to help at the time of
going' to press but we feel sure
that this is only a partial list.
Rev. J. A Flanagan, pasfor of
the Franklin Presbyterian church,
is chairman of the Macon county
chapter of the Red Cross, and is
giving his enthusiastic assistance
during the Roll Call.
This week I want to give the
last of my articles on the Red
Cross work and in succeeding weeks
to give a list of memberships and
stories of the progress of th cam
paign together with the answers to
any questions which arise as to
the work in general. May I this '
week answer the question, "What
do membership dollars 'BUY' in
: What Membership Dollars Buy
Between July 1, 1936 and June
30, 1937 the Red Cross rescued,
clothed, housed, fed, and gave med
ical, nursing and rehabilitation aid
to 1,135,000 persons afflicted by 70
floods, storms and other , disasters
in continental United States.
During this same period Red
Cross Chapters with civilian home .
service programs, aided 145,000
families affected by economic and
other forms of distress. .
In 1936-37, Red Cross family ser
vice and assistance in securing
state and federal benefits, was ex
tended to 250,000 war veterans or
their families through the coopera
tive efforts of chapter home ser
(Conthxued on Page Eight)
Box Supper Saturday
At Mulberry School
There will be a box supper at
Mulberry school Saturday evening,
November 13, at 7:30. The proceeds
will be used for the benefit of
The public is cordially invited to