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VOL. L1I, NO. 49
FRANKLIN. N. C. THURSDAY, DEC. 9, 1937
$1.50 PER YEAR
Officers Installed And
Plans Outlined For
At the second regular meeting
of the Franklin Parent-Teacher
Association held at the, high school
Monday afternoon, the ' report of
the cafeteria committee. Miss
Olivia Patton, chairman, was ac-
ceed at once to take the necessary
steps to establish a WPA lunch
room, similar to those in neig'iiuoi
ing schools, as soon as possible
after the first of the year. Mrs.
Eloise. . Franks, reporting for the
committee, stated that approximate
ly $250 would be' needed to equip
.the basement of the Jrigh' school
with stove and other, furnishings,
then the usual assistance from tne
WPA could be secured. ,
At the opening of, the "meeting,
M. D. Billings, superintendent,' in
stalled the . following , officers ac
cording to the ; form, suggested in
the Parent-Teacher ? Manual : Mrs.
W. D. Bruner, president ; Mrs. J.
A. ' Flanagan, vice-president ; M rs.
L.; H. Page, treasurer. The secre
tary, Mrs. H. "E. Church, absent
frpm town, will be installed at the
next meeting. Mrs. Bruner made
response for ,all. the .officers ' as
follOWS: V - vj; ;
"In , undertaking the services that
this office implies,' I pledge a fair
portion of my time, thoughts, " in
terest', and labor for myself and
for these my fellow officers. ,
"We believe in the Parent
Teacher movement. We believe in
its great objects. We ask you mem
bers to give '.us that measure- of
your support which Will Insure the
success of our Parent -Teacher as
sociation in Franklin . and through
out the county." . .-: '
The ' president announced stand
ing committees with the following
chairmen: Ways and Means (Bud
get and Finance), Mrs: Vance
Miles; Membership, Mrs.' ' Harry
S. Higgins; Hospitality, , Mrs. Tom
Angel, jr. ; jrrogram, jvirs. pc .
Woodruff ; Publicity and publlca
tions.'.Mrs. J. W. C. Johnson. Mrs.
Helen Macon was appointed his
torian. A committee to submit a
set of by-laws to the next meeting
was appointed with the following
members: Mrs. J. W.. C Johnson,
chairman; Mrs. H; E.; Church and
the Revs J. A. Flanagan.
An enjoyable social hour was en
joyed with a musical program by
. - . . " If - A ..11
a t t . n m a tw iAf
Mrs. wooarun ana avirs. aycicu,
and the singing of Christmas, car
ols by all, and refreshments served
by the department of home eco
nomics, directed by the teacher,
Miss Frances McNeil.
The; typhoid clinics -announced
last week 1 for . December 9, 16 and
23, at . Cowee, Oak Grove, Mor
gan's and Mountain View schools,
have been, - indefinitely ,. postponed
lue to the , absence . of Miss 'Jose
phine , Dixon! county health nurse,
who was called to. her home on ac
count of the serious illness of her
father. Y . ' '
(Prices listed below are ' subject
to change without notice.) .,'"'
Ouoted by Frmrt Federations Inc;
Chickens, heavy breed, .hens 1 10c,
Chickens, light -weight, lb. .. 9c,
Fryers, heivy, lb. i . 14c
New corn ; . . .-. . .;.. 65c
New Potatoes, No. 1 bu. ... .65
Quoted by Nentahala Creamery
Butterfat, lb; , , . , . . . . . - 32ei
fc Mil! ' I
Moves To New Quarters
In Ashear. Building
The office of county agent; S.
W. Mendenhall has been moved
from the courthouse to the Ashear
building where it will, remain un
til the agricultural building is com
; The. move was made because of
lack of space in the courthouse
for the various activities connect
ed with office of the county agent.
When the present term of court
adjourns John R, Faison, who is
in charge of the resettlement of
fice, will move from the Ashear
building to .the office in the court
house which has been vacated by
the county ..agent.
Criminal Docket Cleared
Wednesday; 40 Civil
Macon superior court convened
Tuesday morning at 11 o'clock,
with Judge "H. Hoyle, . Sink, of
Lexington, - presiding. '
The following grand jurors were
drawn and sworn for the term:
Harry S. Higgins, foreman; A. T.
Brown, J. C. Bryson, Bob Houston,
J. H. Swaf ford, Clyde' Downs, Bert
Waldroop, Lester Williams, H. C.
Hurst, W. E. Owens, W. R. Coch
ran, R. W. Burnefte,; Floyd Ram
sey E.' L. Welch, : J. D. Burnette,
' His Honor delivered a strong and
able charge to the grand jury, and
.the criminal docket was then taken
There wpre no felony cases on
the calendar for trial but several
misdemeanors were disposed of
during the day. No criminal cases
were' tried Wednesday. .
Ted Gillespie, charged with car
rying concealed weapons, fined $1(J)
and costs. - . '
Emory Day, sentenced to six
months on the road for violation
of prohibition law and carrying
Elmer Jennings drew a sentence
of four months on the road for
assault with a deadly weapon. .
Merrill Matheson was given 90
days on the road for violation of
the prohibition law.
Buck Holt, 60 days for possess
ing and transporting liquor.
A. G. Spencer, plea of. guilty of
possessing whiskey. Fined $100 and
The civil docket, containing 40
cases, was- taken up upon comple
tion of the criminal business, and
will . probably occupy the court
through the early part of next I
Card Party Planned -
A benefit card party is being
planned . for Friday jilght in the
American Legion hall at 8 o'clock.
Under the direction of Mrs'.. John
Wasilik and Mrs. Jack Werner.
Many friends of the community
have been invited to attend. Many
beautiful prizes, have been donated
and refreshments after the games
will be served.
A musical program has also teen
arranged and a delightful time for
all is expected.
Tickets are on sale at twenty-t
five . cents by Mrs. Wasilik and
License Plates On
Sale In Waynesville
The Waynesville - chamber j of
commerce announces that the new
license plates are now on sale in
the office of that organization on
Main street in , iWaynesville,; with
J. Dale Stentz-as branch-manager:
It is understood that license
plates are not on. sale in Sylva
" are here again 1
They protect your home
SEAL SALE OFF
TO GOOD START
Many Citizens Endorse
Movement lo Jf ignt
The sale of Christmas anti
tuberculosis seals in Franklin is
off to a .good . running start with
Scoutmaster Jimmie Hauser ' and
his Boy Scouts firing the opening
The extreme cold of Monday and
Tuesday delayed the start until
Wednesday afternoon. Citizens are
responding with enthusiasm in the
purchase of both large and small
quantities. A preliminary canvass
by a group of picked scouts is be
ing made to sell sheets of 100 and
of 50 to business firms and indi
viduals... These will be listed in
next week's Press with the names
of .. the r-scouts "-whO'-a 4ing "4h
work!" ' ';''' ' :
Girl 5couU Assisting SaW
The girl scouts will assist when
the seals go on . sale in blocks of
10. The boy and girl scout, selling
the highest number will be listed
as banner scouts.
. Many citizens: have expressed
their gratification that the seals
are. on sale in the street this year
so that opportunity is given to all
to share in a world-wide effort to
ivipe out tuberculosis.
Citizens Enclorws) SesJ SaA
Dr. Frank Smith, who has spent
more than half a century in
rranklin ministering to the sick
and suffering as a pharmacist, says,
in the more than 50 years thai
1 have filled prescriptions I have
seen a great amount of tubercu
losis in Macon county and no way
to relieve it or to secure help for
the victims. 1 am glad , to see the
sale of seals for this cause."
B. W.. Woodruff, manager of
the Western Carolina Telephone
company, expresses his interest in
these words : "The spirit of Chris
tmas is the spirit of giving, not
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Dances To Be Given
In School Gymnasium
On Friday evening, December 10,
at 8 o'clock, the first of a series
of dances will be given in the
gymnasium of the high school, the
proceeds to be used for the equip
ment of the school cafeteria. The
ParentTeacher Association is
sponsoring these dances, with the
cooperation of the school board.
It is of the greatest importance
that the children and young people
of Franklin schools have the bene
fit of a lunch room at the school
during the severe weather of the
winter, so that the efforts of all
are needed to raise the necessary
funds as quickly as possible. ,
A good string band will furnish
the music, and the gymnasium,
which is a large dance floor, will
be comfortably" heated. There will
be music for both round and square
dancing.; Chaperortes will be pres
ent throughout the evening, and
the patronage of the . younger set
as well as those who have not left
their youth entirely behind is cor
These dances will be given every
Friday evening throughout the
ChrUimai and -tftw Year ieaon.
To Red Cross Roll Since
The following names have been
added to the Macon county Red
Cross roll since last week's re
Highlands Mrs. Westbrook, H.
W. Sloan, Mrs. H. W. Sloan, Mrs.
Guy Paul, S. P. Pierson, F. R.
Franklin Jos. F, Setser, George
McGhee, Lee Crawford, Harold
Moore, Miss Elizabeth Slagle,
Mrs. Gilmer Jones, Mrs. C. S.
Brown, Sr., J. W. Addington, Dr.
and Mrs. Frank Smith, Mrs.
W. C. Penn, Miss Mattie Wilkes.
The Red Cross campaign has
closed for. this year, but if there
are any who have not been giVen
an opportunity to join and who
wish to have a part in this great
work, the Rev. Frank Bloxham,
the Rev. J. A. Flanagan or The
Franklin Press will be glad to
take the names and see that the
money goes to the Red. Cross fund.
Governor Hoey Asks State
To Join Nation In
RALEIGH, December 8. Gover
nor Clyde R. Hoey urges the
churches of North Carolina to ob
serve Universal Bible Sunday on ;
next Sunday, December 12.
The Protestant-churches of the
nation will also unite next Sunday
in the observance of Universal
Bible Sunday. They will remind
the people of the nation of the
unrivalled place which this great
book has had in the making of
our nation and the nations of the
This year . for the first time the
celebration is to include a nation
wide broadcast over the Columbia
network at 1 :30 E. S. T. in which
the Secretary of State, the Honor
able Cordell Hull, and John T.
Manson, president , of the Ameri
can Bible Society, will speak. The
celebration, as formerly, is spon
sored by the American Bible So
ciety by whose uninterrupted -mis
sionary activities, now in their
122nd year, approximately 285,000,- ,
000 volumes of Scriptures have
been distributed in more .than 40
countries and in 226 languages.
In endorsing Universal Bible
Sunday Governor Hoey says: "I
wish to direct attention to Sunday,
December 12, 19J7, which will be
observed as Universal Bible Sun
day by churches and religious
groups throughout 'America, and to
express the hope that the people
of North Carolina will make due
observance of this day.
"The Bible is the book of all
books and exerts a far-reaching
influence upon the lives of all of
our people. Anything that encour
ages a more . general reading of
the Bible and a study of its fun
damental principles of living is dis
tinctly helpful to the individual
and the whole citizenship.
"The Bible exercises a great
stabilizing and restraining ' influ
ence upon our civilization and of
fers the best solution for the prob
lems of modern life."
One Cent Admission
Dan West, manager of the Macon
Theatre has announced that begin
ning Wednesday, December 15, a
special one-cent admission will be
featured at the Theatre on Wed
nesday of each week.
This applies to children and adults
for matinees and night shows. Two
people will be admitted - for the
price of one, plus one cent.
Mr. West tstates that there is
absolutely no catch to this offer,
and that all you have to do is
bring someone with you and an
extra ptnny. ,
TO BE ERECTED
WPA And County To
The. Macon county agricultural
building, which has been planned
for and hoped for seems now as
sured. The project has been approved
by WPA authorities, and the
county , commissioners at their
meeting Monday ordered that the
work be started.
The building will be a one-story
brick structure 58x70 feet over all,
and will be built on the Rogers
lot which was bought by the coun
ty several months ago. It will face
on Church street, as the Main
street end of the lot is being held
as a site for the new court house
which may some day be erected.
The agricultural building will
contain , six office rooms and an
assembly hall 30x39 feet with stage.
It will also contain vaults, toilet
rooms and storage closets, and
will be equipped with modern fix
tures. The building will have office
room for the county agent, assis
tant agent and home demoiretrator
as well as a secretarial office.
Work is expected to start on the
building within the next ten days
and it will be rushed to comple
tion. The building will cost approxi
mately $8,000, about fifty per cent
of the amount being a straight
grant from WPA funds, and the
remainder to ... be paidby.. T.the ,
Dr. Furman Angel
Awards Won By Moses
Continuing a policy adopted a
number of years ago of helping
a worthy boy or girl' of Macon
county to a higher education each
year, Dr. Furman Angel has an
nounced that the awards this year
will be to Jimmie' McCullom, of
Franklin, and Carl D. Moses, of .
Eli i jay. ,
Jimmie McCullom has been se
lected for a complete course in
Deisel engines at the Hemphill
Deisel Engine School at Detroit.
The. Deisel engine will be the
power unit of the future for trains, .
automobiles, airplanes and ships,'
power, plans and most other places
where, power is used. A gift of
$600 will enable Mr. McCullom to
complete this course and fit him
for a higher position in life.
An award has also been made
to Carl D. Moses to enable him
to obtain a master's degree at
Western Carolina Teachers col
lege. Without this assistance Mr.
Moses would have been forced to
leave the school and give up . his
desire for higher education.
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