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VOL. LI I, NO. SO
FRANKLIN, N. C THURSDAY, DEC. 16, 1937
FALL FATAL TO
Rev. J. j. Edwards Killed
When Head Strikes
Rock In Yard
The Rev. J. J. Edwards, 70, min
ister; of the Murphy Methodist
circuit, died almost instantly in
the yard of his home, seven mies
south of Murphy, Thursday morn
ing, .'December .9, at- 8 o'clock
. when he slipped on ice and fell.
The minister, who was widely
known, was on hi way to the well
for a bucket of water at the time.
His skull was crushed ' when his
head struck . a rock' as- he- fell.
Mr. Edwards went to Cherokee
county from Franklin a month ago.
He;feerved the Franklin circuit for
, the past year. Born in Virginia, he
resjded in Haywood ' county the
greater part of his life.
Surviving are ", his . widow; two
daughters, Mrs. Ivor Vance, of
Plumtree, and Mrs. B. L. Hayes,
of ; Franklin ; one son, 4- Tevi- of
Mars Hill, and two sisters,- Mrs.
T. ' P. Evans, of Wilmington, Va.,
and Mrs. Lloyd McGee, of Enoree,
S. C. . ' ' ..
The funeral services were held
at Troutmans, in Iredell county.
Friday afternoon, December 10, at
3 o'clock. The Rev. W. A. Rollins,
presiding elder of the Waynesville
Methodist district, officiated, assist
ed by th Rev, W. A. Newell, of
. Morganton, the Rev, John Hoyle,
Jrl of btatesville, and the Kev. J.
W. Moore, of Marion.
Mf. Edwards made many friends
here during his service as pastor
oiJihe 'Franklin : circuit, and the
news', of his tragic death was a
great shock to all those whom he
had. served so ' faithfully in this
section and from whom he- had so
recently parted. ..-
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Special -Service Sunday
At Presbyterian Church .
Thie Woman's Auxiliary of the
Presbyterian church is sponsoring
a landle-lighting service at the
church on next Sunday afternoon
at o o clock, the title oi the ser
vice being "As with Gladness Men
of Old." .
In addition to the singing of a
: number of Christmas carols by the
choir and, congregation, two special,
musical selections will be given
by - Mrs. James Averell and Ben
Woodruf f, accompanied at the pi
ano' by Mrs.' Ben Woodruff.
An offering for ministerial re
lief will be received at the service
which will be used to help care
for aged ministers and mission
aries, widows and orphans of dis
abted ministers. Everyone . is cor
dially invited to attend this ser
. ,lTr,7 " p-r o any miuiary parade, and here are some of the huge field artlllerv hImm
of the Italian army drawn nn for m. hn niiftara ... . .uc,u ruery pieces
reviewed hla troon.. " " mc. recenur. at which Premier Mussolini
In Shooting Affray Last
-a,iiry is in ine Angei nos-1 n C i r
pital suffering from a gunshot oe Sponsored By
wojinO: said -toi hivii been,- inflicted
Dy ms wite last Sunday morning.
At West's Mill Ordered
;Lgion Jbor Benefit.
A little daughter, Annie Ruth
in the leg at the same time and cJhae merican Legion will spon
was carried , to , the hospital for "S?.
No details are available as to the
and .was released.
, It is understood that a prelimi
nary hearing has been set for
Both Zachary-and the little girl
are said to be recovering rapidly.
MAIN STEM IS
ALL DOLLED UP
Elects Officers '
At a ' regular communication of
Juiialuska Lodge, v No. 145, A. F.
& ;A. M., the following officers
were elected: , .
Master, Lawrence B. Liner; sen
ior; warden, Harley R. Cabe; jun-
urer, m. u. Diiiings ; secretary, k.
!R. Swanson. Installing officers will
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Mm l w ft t 1 1 r a i'j n m J wb n 'i i a k
:, : Franklin
Produce M arkct
(Prices . listed below are subject
to ; change without notice.) ;
Quoted hy Farmers Federation, Inc.
Chickens, heavy breed, hens 10c
Chickens, liht weight, lb. . . 9c
Frvtrs. heavv lb. 14c
New-corn-,. 5e Gravv-jnanagerT
Quoted . byV Nantahala CreamVy
day) night, December 17, at the
court house at 7 o clock, to ob
rKAr.tt.. ci, -r u tain funds to fill the stockings of
ro arrf-,i oUif. needy children in Macon county.
fair but immediately made bond P?v es also be auct,on-
Although this entertainment is
sponsored by the Legion, it is not
their party alone, but is for every
one who is interested in helping
the poor children of the county.
AH legionnaires are expected to
attend with their wives, and they
and all other citizens interested
are urged to bring boxes, and be
sure to write your names plainly
on the boxes
All persons having toys that
have been discarded by their chil-
Pvn.. ..J Ci.-j dren are requested to leave them
VTTm. r n. C"at Kelly's Tea Room. If the toys
.UlgntS Maice Tine cannot be brought in, notify Miss
Display Lassie Kelly and some of the Boy
ocouis wm go aner inem.
Franklin, is now all' dolled aid in lhe Legion will place a board for
Christmas array, and citizens are dimes on Main street to help
betrinnine to feel thi stir nf th sweu tne tuna, uoy scouts win De
holiday season. . ,n charge, and it is hoped that the
Evergreens have been twined row ot dimes will grow to De
around cables all un and down several poles long,
both sides of Main sf rPPt anfl Chnttma$ Party December Z4
hundreds of red and green liehts lhe gts secured Dy tne Legion
shine arnont? th. fnHnor Th to. will be distributed at a Christmas
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gether with the crhted and dero- Party 10 De neia on A.nnsimas
rated windows of th mrrfianta Eve, December 24, and it is hop
make the evening scene one . of ed that there win be sufficient
surpassing beauty. . f iunas 10 maKe sure mat mere win
The street decorations were made be no Poor cmld in Macon county
possible through the cooperation neglected
of the Chamber of Commerce, the
To Be Open
company and the town authorities UlHStmaS E.Ve, L VO 4
of Franklin. These gentlemen are The library which recently open-
to De congratulated upon their ed for each Saturday afternoon,
good "taste and progressive spirit, will continue doing so, with the
exception of Christmas week,
Then it will be open on ""day
afternoon at the usual hour. Please
note the change in date and come
Curb Market To
Be Open December 23
The .curb market will be open
on Thursday, December 23, in
stead of Saturday, December 25.
Cakes, butter, eggs, cream, fresh AJJ;t:nnal TgJ ,
pum. sausage, urcssea cnrcKens ana ma i i r j
many other things will be on hand Memberships Keceived
for sate, according to Mrs. Jim S. The following additional Red
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90c All who wish dressed .turkeys ceived sAce last week:
are asked to put in their orders Hiehlalds C. F. Redden. Mrs.
irext ': Saturday and , they will be C, F. Ridden, C. F. , Redden, Jr.,
33c ' -ZtllvtTti th following .Thursday, and Jacf Hall,
Fourth corps area army head
quarters in Atlanta has announc
ed that reduction, in the 1 number 'o
civilian conservation corps camps
January 1 also would result in re
duction of the .number of civilian
employes by 120.
There will be 241 camps in the
corps area compared with the 260
operated during November.
The reduction is part of a na
tional program outlined ) at the
Washington -headquarters for the
CCC, affecting all personnel.
Camp F-20, located at West's
Mill in Macon county, is one of
the camps affected by the re
duction order, and is being closed.
The boys are being sent to nearby
camps in North and South Caro
lina. The camp at West's i Mill has
been a distinct advantage to that
section as well as to Franklin, and
the officers and men have been
well behaved and popular.
lhe closing of the camp is very
much regretted by our people, i
Civil Calendar Completed
Wednesday; Only Two
The December term of Macon
superior court adjourned Wednes
day afternoon after having dispos
ed of the civil calendar.
There were a number of routine
matters cleared up arid two un
contested divorce cases were heard
and verdicts rendered, but only
two suits of importance were tried.
The case of John H. Thomas
and wife against the Nantahala
Power & Light company, which
was No. l 'on the calendar, result
ed in a verdict for the plaintiff
Case No. 2, H. W. Green, Walter
Gibson and Roger S. Warner
or the use of Charles C. West
and Herman Dean, versus G. A.
Jones, K. S. Jones, Jim Gray, Jess
Conley and Philip S. Hoyt, was
noh-suited . by order of the court.
In the case of Louise Blaine, by
htrguafdran: Norman Blaine. :
against the estate of Dr. S. H.
Lyle, for damages, a verdict was
given for the plaintiff in the
amount of $3,5Q0i
MRS. TALLEY, 75,
Aged Woman Passes At
UAM. At C At
Mrs. Margaret Kell Talley, 75,
died at the home of her son, Will
Talley, Saturday morning at 5
o'clock from a heart attack which
followed a three weeks' illness.
Mrs. Talley, who was born and
raised in Clayton, Ga., had lived
in Macon county for a number of
years. She ' was a member of the
Holly Springs Baptist church.
Funeral services were held at
the home of Will Talley in the
Holly Springs section Sunday aft
ernoon at 2:30. Rev. Oscar Nix, a
Baptist minister of Rabun county,
Ga., was in charge of the services.
Interment was in the Holly Springs
Pallbearers were grandsons. Char
lie and Howard Johnson, Arthur,
Homer and Garnell Miller and.
Gordon Talley. "
Mrs. Talley is survived by her
husband, John Talley; two daugh
ters, Mrs. Luther Johnson, and
Mrs. Lem Miller, of Highlands,
and four sons, Will Talley, of the
Holly Springs section,, and Lenn,
Jabe and Jim Talley, all of High
Christmas Eve Service
At St. Agnes
The annual Christmas Eve ser
vices will be held in St. Agnes'
church on Friday, December 24,
beginning at 11 p. m. This year
there will be a half hour devoted
to the singing of Christmas carols
and songs, during which there will
be some solos by members of the
church. -As usual, the service will
be held by candle light and the
fully choral communion service
will follow the singing of the
arols. The community is ' cordially
invited to attend this service. A
full program will appear in next
week's issue of the Press.
Dance Postponed To
On account of the American
Legion box supper at the court
house Friday night, the dance
sponsored by the P.-T. A. for the
benefit of the school lunch room.
has been postponed until Saturday
night, December 18, and will be
held in the Odd Fellows hall over
Leach Brfis. hardware store.
The dance will begin at 8 o'clock. .
and it is hoped that a laree num
ber will attend. .
Schools to Close
It is announced that the Frank
lin schools will close Saturday for
the Christmas holidays. Classes
will be taught Saturday to make
up for time lost Thanksgiving.
The county schools will close Fri
day.. All schools will reopen on Mon
day, January 3. .
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