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VOL. LI I, NO. 46
FRANKLIN, N. C, THURSDAY, NOV. 18, 1937
$1.50 PER YEAR
P.-T. A SCHOOL
Mrs. Weaver Mann, State
Field Worker, Will
Mrs Weaver Mann, state field
worker of the Parent-Teachers As
sociation, will be at the i Franklin
hieh .'school building Friday, No
vember 19, at 3 o'clock, to conduct
a school of instruction for officers
This service and all other service
from state officers is furnished
- free of charge to all groups pay
ing annual dues of, 15 cents per
member toward the expenses of the
Members of all organized ,P.-T,
A.'s in the dounty are cordially in
vited to attend this meeting. It is
also urged that "all new members
of the recently organized associa
. ,tvon in Franklin and those planning
to become members be present.
Following is a list of the mem
Mrs. Dorcas Allen. Mrs. T. W.
Angel, Jr., Mrs. F. S. Sloan, Mrs
John Archer, Mrs. Jack Sanders,
Miss Jennie Gilliam, Mrs. Gilmer
Jones, Mrs. W. G. Wilkie, Mrs. J
A. Flanagan, Mrs. Jack O. Wern
er, Mrs. W. D. Bruner, Miss Olivia
Patton, Mrs. J. B. Case, Mrs. J,
W. C. Johnson, Mrs. L. H. Page,
Mrs. H. E. Church Mrs. W. J
Zachary, Mrs. Harry Higgins, Mrs.
R. V. Miles, .Jr -Mrs. Paul H,
Gerrard, ' Mrs. John Wasilik, Jr
Mrs. W. R. Smith, Mrs. O. C.
Bryant, ; Mrs. J. A. Ordway, M. B.
Lee, G.' L. Houk, Ji, A. Patton,
ReW J. A: ' Flanagan. ' Mrs,- Fred
Arnold, Mrs. Theo Kiser, Mrs. J.
C. Horsley, Mrs.- Gladys Guy, Dr.
H. T. Horsley, Dr. and Mrs.
W. E. Furr Mrs. Fred Slagle, Mrs.
Earl Harrison, Mrs. Herman Dean,
Mrs. Charlie L. Sutton, Mrs. Der
ald Ashe, Mrs. J. H. Carelock, Mrs.
Leona P. Duncan, Mrs. J. T. Pat
ton, Mrs. Wade . Moody, Mrs. J.
R. Morrison, Miss Irene Sloan,
Mrs. R. H. Bennett, Mrs. M. E.
Bennett, Mrs. J. J. Tice, Mr. and
Mrs. A. W. Rcid, Mrs. Wylie Sell
ers,' Mrs. Hayne C. Arthur, Mrs.
J. D. Franks, Mrs. Elmer Roten,
Mrs. J. W. Addington.,
Mrs. Moses Bhimenthal, Mrs.
Lyman Higdon.Mrs. M. L. Dowdle,
Mrs. E: W. Long, Mr', and Mrs.
Ralph Womack, Mrs. Reba Tessier,
Mrs. H. W. Cabe,' Mrs. R. S. Jones
Harve Bryant. ,
The following are the member
ship committee: Miss Olivia Patton',
Mrs. J. D. Franks, Mrs. Derald
Ashe, Mrs. Lester S. Conley, Mrs.
W. D. Bruner, Mrs. W. E. Furr,
Mrs. T. W. Angel, Jr., Mrs. A. W.
' Reid, Mrs. Wade Moody, Mrs.
Leona P. Duncan, Mrs. Fred Slagle,
Mrs. Earl Harrison, Mrs. J. W.
Addington, Mrs. Will Parrish, Mrs.
Fred McGaha, Mrs. Clyde West,
Glenn Patton. .
Woman's Auxiliary To
Hold Rummage Sale
The Woman's Auxiliary of St.
Agnes' church, "will hold a rum
mage sale on Saturday, November
27, in the building occupied by the
Economy Cleaners, Paul Carpenter,
proprietor. . . ,
(Prices listed be
to change without
Quoted by Farmer in
Chickens, heavy ham
Chickens, light vind Mi
Frvera. heavv. In
Fryers, light, lld to pre
New corn . . . ,iore family.
Wtioof Ivff1 hv fir
New. Potatoes, It was als
. . .basket of fr
Quoted bjr.w.u for whoml
Butterfat, lb, , who hai
To Be. Strictly Enforced
In Macon County
It is .understood that steps are
being taken by the welfare author
ities for the strict , enforcement o
the North Carolina compulsory ed
ucation law in Macon county.
This law provides that all chil
dren between the ages of 7 and 14
years must attend school, and it is
said that there are many parents
in Macon county who are not com
plying with the law.
M. D. Billings, county schoo
superintendent, states ,tnat owing
to the fact that textbooks are fur
nished free, and about one-fourth
of the pupils are furnished trans
portation, there is no excuse for
any child In the county being kept
It is understood that legal steps
have been taken against some par
ents in the county, and that others
will be summoned if their children
are , not entered in, some school
f ' r
Census Cards Delivered
Tuesday; Must Be
A census of the unemployed or
partly unemployed persons in' the
United States -was started by the
postof f ice . department . Tuesday
morning and is expected to Je
completed by Saturday night.
report cards , were delivered to
postoffice addresses in Franklin
and Macon county. Unemployed or
partly employed persons should
fill out the cards and return them
to the nearest postoffice or drop
them in mail boxes hot later than
Saturday. No postage is required.
The census in Franklin and
Macon county is part of a nation
wide tabulation of the unemployed.
The last congress directed Presi
dent Roosevelt to take the census,
and he recently set machinery for
the tabulation in motion.
Answer Will EU Tabulated
The. answers will be tabulated by
the census bureau and checked in
part by the president's special un
employment census office. Results
of the survey -probably will be
made public in late "I December.
John D. Biggers, administrator of
the census, said a house-to-house
canvass would be made on 1,800
scattered mail routes as a double
check. Results of this study will be
compared with the mailed returns
from the same areas to determine
the percentage of inaccuracies.
Biggers, in a speech to the con
ference of mayors in Washington,
said the census should give con
gress "the basic facts of unemploy
ment which can serve as a com
prehensive corrective plan" for put
ting "all of our willing workers
back to productive work."
Gurb Market To Be
Open November 24
The Press is requested to an
nounce that the curb market will
be open Wednesday, November 24,
the day before Thanksgiving, and
that dressed turkeys and chickens,
cakes, etc., will be on sale.
The opening, of the market on
that day will give Franklin house
wives , an opportunity to buy Ma
con county products for the Thanks
Rev. J. A. Flanagan In
Richmond This Week"
Tie Rev. J. A." Flanagan, pastor
ti T?rstilrlirt PricKvAriQri rtfiiti
Vpn Monday morning to attend
W County Minister's In
V i A beinc held in the Union
igical (Seminary of Richmond,
f e wil return next Saturday
Forest Service To Show
Free Picture In AH
A motion picture program wil
be given at the schools of Macon
county during the next month by
the Nantahala national forest in co
operation with the North Carolina
department of conservation, it was
announced today by Paul H. Ger
rard, forest supervisor,
The films have been prepared by
the U. S. forest service, depart
ment of agriculture, and will be
shown without charge. They includi
'Regulated Deer Hunting," whicl
portrays a deer hunt on the Pisgah
national forest near Asheville ; also
pictures entitled "Fire Weather'
and "Stop .Forest Fires" will be
shown. These are all talking pic
tures made most interesting by
dramatic scenes, intermingled with
comedy, as well as furnishing ed
The showings will be conducted
by Lake Shope, forest service mo
tion picture operator, and at most
of the showings either Fred Bry
son, state forest warden, or R. V.
Miles, forest ranger, will be pres
ent. . -
A cordial invitation is issued to
everyone to attend these pictures
At a prevue in the local forest of
fice, the pictures were found .to be
highly entertaining and giving one
a good idea of the game manage
ment activities, the use of weather
predictions in fire control work,
and actual fire fighting. The scenes
cover all sections of the country
front the redwoods of California
to the hardwoods of the Southern
Appalachians. It is thought that
these are especially timely, since
the Nantahala national forest is
now establishing game management
areas and since it is the start of
a new fire season; also due to the
fact that a fire study is now be
ing made on the forest in which
t . ;. j- ..
me wcduicr predictions play a
The following schedule of show
ings will . be followed and all are
invited to attend free of chartre:
Franklin high school, November
19, 11 a, m. Iotla school. Novemher
22, 1 :30 p. m. Olive Hill. Novemher
U, uiV p. m. Mashburn Branch.
November ZJ. 1 :30 d. m. Clark's
Chapel, November 23, 7:30 p. m.
Ellijay (upper), November 24, 1:30
p. m. Ellijay (lower). Novpmhpr 21
:ou p. m. walnut Creek, Novemb
er' 26, 1:30 p. m. Salem. November
26. 7:30 d. m.
Further dates will be announced
Turkeys Placed In
Fifteen turkeys have been placed
in the Standing Indian wildlife
management area on the Nantahala
national forest, it was announced
The turkeys were supplied by the
state department of conservation
and development under the cooper
ative agreement with the U. S. for
est service for the restocking pro
gram now in progress on these
areas. Another shipment of IS turk
eys is expected soon for the Fires
These turkeys are the first to
be released since the establishment
of these areas. However, it is plan
ned to obtain additional breeding
stock until the areas become suf
ficiently stocked to be opened to
restricted hunting, at which time
the surplus will be removed each
year on regulated hunts.
The stocking of turkeys is only
one phase of the restocking pro
gram on these areas. Already 40.,
000 trout from four to eight inches
have been released in the streams
on the areas. Also, adult deer are
being hauled to the .areas dailv
from the Pisgah game preserve, m
addition to the 19 fawn which were
releaied some time ago,
f'o Be Held Thanksgiving
At Baptist Church
The annual Union Thanksgiving
service for the churches of the
comrrtunity will be held in the
franklin baptist church on Thanks
giving morning at 10 o'clock, ac
cording to announcement made bv
the Rev. J. A. Flanagan, chairman
oi the rrankhn ministerial associa
The Rev. J. E. Abernethv. new
ly-appointed pastor of the Frank
lin church, will be the preacher.
Ihe choirs of the various churches
will form a choir for the service
Each year this service rotates
among, the churches, with the dif
i'erent ministers of the community
Jringing a special message for the
Special offerings -for the various
oDiectives of the churches reore
sented will be received. Everyone
is cordially invited to the service.
Exploding Cans In Cooker
Mrs. Gilmer Crawford was ser
iously injured Friday afternoon
by the explosion of cans in a pres
sure cooker while she was canning
sweet potatoes, at her home near
Part of the contents of the cans
and , pieces of broken glass were
thrown into her face bv the ex
plosion, inflicting severe burns and
cutting a gash in her forehead.
Mrs. Crawford was usine a steam
pressure cooker, and said she
thought She heard one of the cans
pop as though it had broken. Not
realizing the danger of her act,
she removed the lid of the cooker
which caused all of the cans to ex
plode. Her face was comoletelv
covered with the boiling potatoes,
and it was feared that her eyes
would te permanently iniured. but
she was; reported Wednesday to be
Mrs. Crawford is now at the
home of her mother-in-law. Mrs.
Lee Crawford. i
Jdhn Lancaster Honored
At Maryville College
John Earle Lancaster was one of
the 10 students nominated by the
student faculty committee ,'to rep
resent Maryville college in "Who's
Who in American Colleges and
Universities," a compilation of the
biographies of the outstanding
students in America.
This group which is selected can
only represent one and one-half
per cent of the student body, and
the students must be from junior
and senior classes, or either class.
The qualities on which the stu
dents are nominated are character,
scholarship, leadership in extra
curricular activities and their pos
sibility of future usefulness to busi
ness and society.
Last year the book contained
representatives from 400 colleges,
and eight Maryville students were
isted among these. The book has
been published for four years and
will appear some time in February.
CCC Enrollee Dies
n Hospital Wednesday
Chester Norman, 17 - year - old
CCC enrollee of Lakemont, Ga.,
died in Angel hospital Wednesday
morning at 1 :30 o'clock after be
ing brought to the hospital Mon
day in a critical condition.
The body was taken to Allen's
Creek, near Waynesville, in Hay
wood county, where the funeral
services were held Thursday morn
ing at 10 o'clock.
ROLL CALL OFF
TO GOOD START
Near 200 Enrolled; Expect
Total of 500 Before
Everyone seems to have entered
into the spirit of the Red Cross
Roll Call and to be doing their best
to aid in the work. The result of
the first week's effort is well on
to the first two hundred member
ships. Let us keep the goal of 500
Defore us and work hard to attain
If you have not joined yet, now
is the time.
Half of your membership dollar
goes to national headquarters for
their work and one half of the dol
lar stays with the local Macon
county chapter for work here.
With the local funds a great work
is being done in aiding those who
need emergency help in a variety
The local unit co-operates with
the department of public welfare
and the county health unit besides
giving direct relief in special cases.
If vou hear of any that the Red
Cross in the county have refused
to -helD it means that either they
have not applied or that their case
is one for some other agency in
which case it has been passed on .
Junior Rod CroM
The Junior Red Cross member
ships are being increased this year '
and we have a" splendid report to
give of the activities at the Frank
lin school. The following elemen
tary grades have enrolled and or
ganized their clubsfor- service -in
the Junior Red Cross for 1937-38:
Mrs. Guffeys first grade, Mrs.
Williams' second grade, Mrs.
Franks' second grade, Mrs. Hunt
er's third grade, Miss Slagle's
third erade. Miss Wier's fourth
grade, Miss Wallace's fourth grade,
Mrs. Moody's fifth grade, Mrs.
Barrington's fifth grade, Miss
Moody's sixth grade, Mrs. Smart's
There will be a report from the
high school department next week.
Mrs. Gordon Moore is chairman
for the Junior Red Cross for the
county. Mrs. J. C. Barrington is
the sDonsor for the Junior Red
Cross: work in the Franklin school.
A list" of memberships at the
time of going to press follows:
Mrs. J. A. Flanagan, Ralph Wo
mack, Mrs. John Archer, Miss
Margaret Cozad. M. L. Dowdle,
John M. Archer, Jr, R. F. Mon
tony, J. A. Sutton, Miss Calla Cle
ment, Joel Tompkins, W. C. Penn,
Claude Booton, H. E. Church, Mrs.
J. C. Hastings, J. E. S. Thorpe,
Mrs. Dorcas Allen, Rev. J. A. Flan
agan, James Hauser, Paul Kirk, A.
B. Slagle, Erwin Patton, C. T. Bry
sdn, M. D. Billings, Miss Mary
Berry, Charles Russell, Ralph West,
E. W. Long, Roy F. Cunningham,
Mrs. Mysa Crawford, Mrs. Sam
Greenwood, B. W. Woodruff, J. B.
Pendergrass, Harley R. Cabe, C. L.
Potts, Charles Waldroop, Rt. 1.
Lester Henderson, Mrs. Eloise
Franks, Mrs. D. G. Stewart, Grover
Jamison, W. T. .Moore, Bank of
Franklin, J. Frank Ray, L. B. Liner,
Dr. Furman Angel, Mrs. J. A. Ord
way, Mrs. W. H. Sellers, Jack
Massey, Jim" Wurst, George Dean,
W.. G. Hall, Mrs. Ellis Clarke
Soper, Miss Lily Rankin, Claude
Calloway, David Herring, Mrs. Hel
en Macon, Miss Marie Palmer,
Mrs. Lola Barrington, Mrs. Lily
Moody, W. H. Finley, G. L. Houk,
Mrs. Elizabeth Guffey, Mrs. Joyce
Cagle, Stuart Campbell, Mrs. Pearl
Hunter, Mrs. Bertha Srnart, Miss
Ray R. Swanson, L. O. Cope, R.
G.'Beshears, Lee Poindexter, G.D.
Mason, Mrs. L. H. Page, Dr. Frank
Killian, Miss Jess Angel, Alf Hig
don, T. W. Angel, Jr., Mrs. C. C.
Cunningham, Mr. and Mrs. O. C.
(Continued on Pagt Eight) ;