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VOL. LI I, NO. 48
' FRANKLIN, N. C, THURSDAY, DEC. 2, 1937
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SALE OF SEALS
STARTS DEC. 4
Active Campaign Will Be
Carried On To Aid UT
O. F Summer, of Highlands,
county chairman, has announced
that the sale ot . Christmas seals
will -be carried on in Franklin and
Highlands, until Christmas Eye,
giving every citizen an opportunity
to share in this nation-wide cam
paign for the stamping out of
R. L. Carlton, M. D., of Winston-
; Salem, managing director of the
North Carolina, tuberculosis asso
ciation, 'has appointed Mr. Summer
as Macon county chairman of the
1937 Christmas seal sale. Mr. Sum-
rmer has appointed Mrs. J. W. C.
Johnson chairman for Franklin, and
Mrs, B, W. Woodruff and Jimmie
Hauser, of the Scouts organizations,
ure assistant chairmen. '
"While many of our people have
bought their Christmas seals else
where each year, this is the first
year, to my knowledge, that Ma
con county will receive the bene
fit from a local sale of the seals'
said Mr. Summer, in discussing the
sale. 4'Seventy-five per cent of the
proceeds will remain in the county
to aid, the county health depart
ment in the relief of cases of
tuberculosis in our midst. The coun
ty's quota is 5,000 stamps, which
will be sold in blocks of 10 to
100, each stamp costing one cent."
The Boy Scouts will place all
; posters in Franklin on Saturday
morning, December.- 4, and will be
gin an . active campaign for the
sale of blocks ) of stamps on that
day. The Girl Scouts are . planning
to assist especially in taking charge
of the stations in the post office
and other places during the latter
part of the campaign. ;
For 31 yeafs the little penny seal
has furnished money to prevent
and control tuberculosis, and this
means offers opportunity to every
good citizen no matter how limit
ed in this world's goods to share
in this cause. Perhaps there is, no
more dangerous or prevalent enemy
to combat than this dread disease
that : has taken its toll in every
family and every generation. In
1932 . the death, fate from tubercu
losis was 10.9 per thousand, "a de
crease from. 1928 of nearly 2 'per
cent 'There has been a definite
decrease in the past five years, due
to the determined and unceasing
campaign waged by the 2,000 tu
berculosis associations in the Unit
ed States. But the eradication of
this dread disease, although pos
sible, as other diseases like small
pox have been practically wiped
out, is a long way off, as long as
undernourishment, ignorance and
poverty spread the disease in every
community. It is the task of every
citizen to cooperate with all na;
tional, state and local efforts to
reduce the toll of tuberculosis by
teaching, helping, and uniting in
The seal this year depicts, the
bell- ringer, who, in the old days
announced good news through the
streets. This bright Christmas
stamp is designed to adorn every
letter and package that carries
(Prices listed below are- subject
, io change without notice.)
Quoted by Farmers Federation, Inc.
Chickens, heavy breed, hens 10c
Chickens, light weight, lb. . ,
Fryers, heaVy, lb.
Wheat . .
New Potatoes, No. I, bu. .
Quoted by Nantahala Creamery
Butterfat, lb. ............... 32c
To Hold Court of Honor
Scouts of the Smoky Mountain
district will meet in Franklin next
Monday night, December 6, to
hold a Court of Honor. The meet
ing will be held in the basement
ot the Methodist church.
The biaoky Mouiuain district is
composed of the scout troops irom
Sylva, Cherokee, Cullowhee, Bry
son City and Franklin. . .
The Court of Honor will elevate
Alex Moore, jr., of Franklin, to
the rank of Eagle Scout. Alex is
the seventh member of the Frank
lin troop to be awarded this honor.
Alex graduated from the Frank
lin high school in the class of
1936. He , has been for several
years an enthusiastic member ot
the Franklin troop.
'The Rev. Frank Bloxham will
make , the award.
Officers for the Smoky Mountain
district for the ensuing year will
also be elected at this meeting.
The general public is cordially in
vited to attend.
Judge H. Hoyle Sink Will
Preside; Term Likely
To Be Short
The December term of Macon
superior court will convene. .Tues
day morning, December 7, with
Judge H, Hoyle Sink, of Lexington,
1 The term was scheduled to open
Monday morning, but Judge Sink
found it impossible to . be here on
that day, and it was accordingly
postponed for one day.
The term promises to be short,
as there are very few criminal
.cases to be disposed of and the
civil docket contains only forty
cases, a number of them being un
contested divorce suits and other
There are no cases on the crim
inal or civil ; dockets which are
expected to take up much of the
time of the court, and cour.t house
officials look for an early adjourn
ment. Library .
To Be Reopened Saturday
It is announced that the Frank
lin library, which has been' closed
for several months, will be re
opened next Saturday afternoon,
December 4, and will be .open each
Saturday afternoon thereafter from
2 to 4 o'clock.
Mrs. W. J. Zachary will be in
charge, and will be glad to give all
information necessary as to rules,
Baptist Church To
Observe Loyalty Day
The Franklin Baptist church will
observe Loyalty Day next Sunday
afternoon, December 5, beginning
at 2 o'clock.
A splendid program 'has been ar
ranged with special features. It is
the hope that every member will
be present and make pledges for
Sunday morning Mr. Underwood,
the pastor, will have been with the
church one year, and it is hoped
that there will be present the. larg
est congregation of the year.
At this service Mr. Underwood
will tell of the Baptist convention
which was held at Wilmington two
weeks ago. The subject of his
sermon will be, "Give Ye Unto
Them To Eat."
WORK ON ROLL
County Falls Short Of
Goal Set, But Makes
By REV. FRANK BLOXHAM
Chairman Macon County Roll , Call
The Red Cross Roll Call came
to an end this week and we are
far short of the goal set before
us at the start of the campaign.
I am of the opinion that there are
many who for one reason or an
other intended to join but simply
put it off. It is not too late even
now for such to join the Red Cross.
Get in touch with one of the
workers or with myself and again
1 say, don't wait till someone asks
It is a pleasure to report this
week that the whole of the Frank
lin school has joined the Junior
Red Cross, and my thanks are due
to Mrs. Barrington for 'her work
in connection with this effort. The
Nantahala Power company has join
ed one hundred per cent strong
and so have the Rotary club and
the eachers of the Franklin school.
Highlands, as usual, made a good
showing this year in memberships.
Some of the outlying-districts it
has been impossible to reach but in
the next day or two I hope to be
able to reach some. Will the others
mail in their membership dollars
direct to me at Highlands.
My 'sincere thanks to all the
workers who have helped this, and
Other, years. Although our goal is
hot readied 1 fcei that you have
ail done great work. Many of you
have turned in long, lists of mem
berships; the highest -number be
ing turned in by Mrs. Frank Potts,
of Highlands. Again many thanks
for all your efforts.
Additional memberships this
week are as follows;
Highlands Miss Gertrude Har
bison, Mrs. Ralph Rucker, Mrs. W.
A. Bryson, Mrs. Carl Zoellner, W.
P. Pierson.'L. G. Appley, Mrs. L.
G. Appley, G. D. Edwards, Mrs.
G. D. Edwards, Miss Rebecca
Harris,, Thad Smith, Miss Grace
Carpenter, Miss Virginia Edwards,
Miss M. E. Huge r, Miss E. H. El
liott, Miss Charlotte B. Elliott.
Franklin Mrs. J. E. S. Thorpe,
C. L. Cartledge,- Boone Leach, Sam
Mendenhall, Miss Mavis Dills, F.
S. Sloan, C. T. Blaine, Rev. W.
B. Underwood, Harold T. Sloan,
Rufus Snyder, Mrs. W. D. Bruner,
Miss Rosa Law, Mrs. Gladys Guy,
Mrs. J. B. Stalcup, F. W. Wiese,
F. F. Swafford, R. W. Brandt,' E.
S. Hunnicutt, Harley Dunbar, R.
S. Jones, G. A. Jones, Walton R.
Smith, T. W. Porter, Sr., Mrs. T.
j. Johnston, Sr., Miss Elizabeth
Meadows, H. H. Plemmons, Bill
Bryson, Miss Ethel -Hurst, Miss
Nora Moody, Mrs. Iowa West,
Miss Josephine Dixori, B. . F. Wal
droop. Report From Mrs. Barrington
Mrs. J. C. Barrington reports
a 100 per cent Junior Red Cross
enrollment in the Franklin school.
Both the high school and ele
mentary departments of the Frank
lin school have enrolled in the
Junior, Red Cross. This is the first
year there has ibeen had a 100 per
cent enrollment. Most of the rooms
have organized, elected chairmen
and selected objectives for service.
Miss Palmer's and Mrs. Macon's
rooms gave the largest contribu
tions. Mrs. Barrington, the Junior
Red Cross sponsor for the school,
states, ".It . has been a real pleas
pre; to introduce the Junior Red
Cross work in the school. Both
pupils and teachers have Respond
Miss Dixie Qorpening, who is at
tending the Rabun Gap Industrial
school .at Rabun Gap, Ga., spent
the Thanksgiving holidays with her
mother, Mrs. J. T. "Corpening, at
her home on Cartoogechaye.
P.-T. A. Meeting
Will Be Held Monday At
The time of . the meeting of the
Franklin Parent-Teacher Associa
tion which had been announced to
take place at the school house at
7:3U p. m. on Monday, December
6, has been changed to 3:30 o'clock
on that day. "it has been found
that the earlier hour is more' 'con
venient to a greater number o
parents and teachers, especially
those representing county schools,'
said Mrs. Bruner, the president, m
announcing . the change which had
oeen requested by many.
At this meeting tne president
will announce all committees, and
projects for immediate considc.a
tion will be discussed, so that a
full meeting is important. Those
parents who have not yet joined
are earnestly requested to attend
this organization meeting under the
officers recently elected, and to
give their active assistance in work
to be undertaken.
There will be a social meeting
with music and refreshments im
mediately after the business ses
sion. ' .
The following members have been
added during the past week: Mrs.
Cecil Pendergrass, Mrs. H.. T.
Horsley, Mrs. Carl S. Slagle, Mrs.
Harold faldroop, Mrs. Lee Wal
droopj Mrs. Louise Siler, E. B.
Schulman, Glenn A. Patton, Mrs.
Lucy Bradley, Mrs. Pearl Corbin,
Miss Ruth Slagle, Miss Margaret
Slagle, Miss Mayberl Moody, Miss
Josephine Weaver, Miss Grace
Wallace, Mrs. Albert Ramsey.
WILL BE HELD
Government Farm Plans
To Be Explained To
. Macon Farmers
The following letter is being mail
ed to the farmers of Macon coun
ty notifying them of a series of
meetings to be had throughout the
county to explain the 1938 agricul
tural conservation program:
The farmers who took part in
the 1936 agricultural conservation
program received a total of ap
proximately $12,500. This amount
would probably have been larger if
each and every farmer had thor
oughly understood just how the
program applied to each individual
-Beginningon Saturday afternoon,
December 4, meetings will be held
throughout the county to explain
the workings of the 1938 program.
In order for you to receive the
most benefit . from the program it
is important : that you attend one
of these meetings.
Franklin courthouse Saturday,
December 4 at 1:30 o'clock. Scaly
school Monday, December 6, at
1 :30 o'clock. Pine Grove school
Tuesday, December 7, at 1 :30
o'clock. Higdonville school Wed
nesday, December 8, at 1 :30 o'clock.
Burningtown school (Younce's
store), Thursday, December 9, at
1 :30 o'clock. Otter Creek school
Friday, December 10, at 1 :30
o'clock. Highlands school Satur
day, December 11, at 1 ;30 o'clock.
Holly Springs school Monday, De
cember 13, at 1:30 o'clock. Slagle
school Tuesday, December 14, at
1 :30 o'clock. Otto school Wednes
day, December IS, at 1 :30 o'clock.
Cowee school Thursday, Decemb
er, 16, at 1 :30 o'clock.
The agricultural program is your
program. These meetings are your
meetings. If you want to get the
most from the program it is your
responsibility to attend one of these
meetings, stated S. W. Mendenhall,
Zeb Moss, of Gneiss, left Thurs
day morning for Eagle Lake", Fla.,
where he plans to spend the winter.
OIL MEN WILL
Matters Of Importance
Tn All npfllprft To
Wholesale and retail oil dealers
and their employees of Macon
county are meeting at 7:30 p. m.,
Thursday, December 9, at the Scott
Griffin hotel in Franklin,' accord
ing to local wholesale oil men.
S. Gilmer Sparger, Raleigh, sec
retary of the North Carolina Pe
troleum Industries committee, and
other prominent North Carolina oil
men will attend and address the
Macon group. Matters of vital im
portance and unusual interest to
all oil men and their employees
will be thoroughly discussed.
In the past Macon county deal
ers were joined with the Jackson
and Swain county association. One
of the steps to be taken at the
meeting will be the formation of
a separate Macon county organiza
tion. Secretary Sparger emphasized
the necessity of oil men from all
parts of the county being present,
and that the county organizations
were strictly non-political coopera
tive groups of oil men, irrespec
tive of small or large company af
filiations. No dues, fees or other
assessments are required for mem
bership or activity in connection
with the work. It is largely of a pro
tective nature for motorists the
same as those engaged in the oil
The meeting will be open to the
Dublic. Not onlv nil men hut all
persons engaged in automotive
work and other interested parties:
are urged to be present.
Boy Of Fifteen
Kill Fine Buck .
George Gray, fifteen-year-old son .
of Mr., and Mrs. J. S. Gray,' who
live on the Maxwell farm in the
Cartoogechaye section, took his 22
rifle and went squirrel hunting last
Friday afternoon and, while search
ing the woods for the nimble squir
rels, spied a fine buck within easy
range. George didn't know what
effect a .22 bullet would have on a
deer, but he took a chance on it
and fired. The deer dropped, and
George, after making sure the buck
was dead, hurried home to get his
father's help in taking it home.
The buck weighed 120 pounds and
measured 74 inches from tip to tip.
The second deer reported killed
in Macon county since the season
opened October 1, was that bag
ged by Robert Nolen Tuesday aft
ernoon, on Dobson mountain on
Cartoogechaye. It was a two-prong
buck and weighed approximately
ISO pounds. ,
Mrs. Joel Tompkins and young
son, have returned from Asheville
and are now at the Scott-Griffin
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