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FRANKLIN, N. C, THURSDAY, DEC. 30, 1937
$1.50 PL.S 1
iown Farmer Dies
Home In lotla
Burningtown Road Completed by WPA
, Byers Duvall, 81-year-old farm
of the 1 lotla section ' of Macon
mty, died at Ins home Tuesday
ruing at 6 o'clock following a
lour weeks' illness.
ihe funeral services were held
at the Oak Grove Baptist churtn
on the Bryson City highway, 10
miles from Franklin, Wednesday
; morning at" 11 o'clock. The Rev. K.
.' F. Mayberry, of Sylva, and ' the
Rev. Norman Holden, of Leather
ttnan, were in charge,
f Mr. Duvall, a member . of the
lotla Baptist church, was born and
reared in Macon county.
He is survived by his widow, the
former Miss Margaret Bradley;
wo daughters, Mrs. Fannie Dan-
Is, of Sedro.Wooley, Wash., and
STy-shaYles Shields, of lotla;
ur sons, Ed, C. M.., Claude, and
ayne, all of lotla'; 21 ' grand-
lildren, five great-grandchildren;
e sister, Mrs. Fannie Hyde, of
laho, and two half -brothers, Will
uvall, Marble and Ernest Du-
Jl of Wilson county. -
Celebrate 50th Wedding
Anniversary ' :
I joyous occasion of the holiday
ason was the 1 50th wedding an
Vjary celebration of Mr. and
Hi D. Dean at their home in
ak Grove sedtion, on.L-hrist-
y- . ;.. .
Dean is 76 years of age anu
jbo, and there are six
the family. All of the
present except one
J. A. Bryson, of
fwho found it im-
tnd. Those present
Higdon, of Route
fof Etna; Herman
an and Mrs. J. E.
ere also' present.
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Photos through courtesy of Geo. W. Coan, -Jr., State WPA Administrator.
'.Mrs! Clifford Ledr
leir hojire in New
iunday. 'Death was
to : Sawmill
fiome at Kainbow
i count v. where Mr.
imployed 'by the Rit-
iverfii: bi parents
Top WPA men at work on Burningtown road.
Burningtown quarry, where stone for the road was
Burningtown section, which ' contains three' schooLdis
hundreds of "the farm residents of this region had b
school . buses and rural mail carriers can. make their
off from the rest qI the world for weeks. The Burn
been graded and culverts placed. The surface of the
is one of ,"lhe est of the farm-to-market roads built
miles and touch Vr .caunty, .
Wayah Bald shows in the distance. Bottom The
obtained. The 200 men. who built this road live in the
tricts. Formerly, during weeks of the winter months,
een isolated due to impassable road conditions. Now
rounds in all seasons, and the people are not shut
ingtown road is a. loop of 23 12 miles and has all
entire route is a deep bed of crushed stone. This road
by WPA in the state roads which' cover some 3,000
Well Known Tciung Man
Passes December 23 .
-ty, Girl ' -ig
daughter pf Mr.
Moody, who ' Te
om Franklin to
warded the( sec
.0Q in a reading
J, was aponsuicu uji
A arc subject
&avv breed? liens luc
tht weight, 1&. . 9c
ly, lb. ic
belled) ...I 65c
Ralph Carpenter, 25, died at
Angel hospital b.n Thursday, De
cember 23, death being caused by
a ruptured' appendix.
He is survived by his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Carpenter;
three brothers, Cecil, Carl and
.Marshall; four half brothers, Har
l$y, Arthur; John and Walter Car
pfenter,' ftll jof Macon county; six
half sisters, Mrs. Hattie South
ards, Mrs. Mary Nichols, Mrs. Min
nie Southards, Mrs. Ida Seagle, of
Dillard,' (ja. ; Mrs. Martha South
ards and Mrs. Louellen Byrd, of
. ' Funeral services were conducted
at ;. Gillespie's Chapel, at which
church , he had attended church and
Sunday school most of his life.
Interment was in the. church cenv
etery. ..;,.,.. ' ( ."
Ralph Carpenter was a young
man highly esteemed by all, and
because of his unselfish service -,to
his .parents, brothers and sisters
and, :his unusually moral life, he
was an inspiration to his associates
The communion of the Lord's
Supperr will 1 be observed; in, the
Presbyterian church on Sunday
mortoing at the 11 o'clock service.
A crVc!l. tnpecacr will hA Krnncrlif
oytf jistor. Everyone is cordi
ally ( id , to attend,
GAME JAN. 6
An old men's basketball game
will be played on .next Thursday
night, January 6, at the high
school gymnasium, beginning at
7:30 o'clock, according to John W.
Edwards, chairman of the Presi
dent's birthday fund committee for
Macon county. A small admissiori
fee will be charged and the pro
ceeds will go to the fund to com
bat infantile paralysis. II
The committee in charge of the
entertainment is composed of John
Cunningham and Dick Conley.
; The ' two teams, as announced by
Mr. Edwards, are as follows: . -!
franklin Cane Toters Wade C.
Arvey, center; Derald Ashe and
Charles Russell, forwards; Bill
Cunningham, and ,C. D. Baird,
Franklin ; Greybeards Ben B.
Lenoir, center; Dick Conley and
John W. Edwards, forwards ; Sam
J. Murray -and Jimmy 1 Houser,
Substitutes C. Tom Bryson, W.
M. (Uncle Marsh) Officer, Broad
way Wells, A. B. Slagle, Henry
Reid, Coil McFalls. '
: There are only three rules for
the game no biting, fighting or
kicking and it is expected to be
a viry hilarious affair, and will no
doulLt draw a large crowd.
Th is the first of a series of
gamesl dances and other entertain
ments! to be given beforjt the
PresidtVt's birthday on January
29. At of events and committees
Of Christmas Seals Were
The people of Franklin and
Highlands responded nicely to the
call to buy Christmas seals and
thereby help in the fight against
The state director, Dr. R. L.
Carlton, of Winston-Salem, ap
portioned $50 worth of seals to
Macon county and all of them
Prof. O. F. Summer, principal of
Highlands school, was ' chairman
for the county, and Mrs. J. W.
Cantey Johnson was chairman for
Franklin. Sales in Highlands
amounted to $16.80, and Franklin
sales totaled $33.20. More could
have been sold had there been any
way to get them in time..
Seventy-five per cent of the
amount raised in this county will
remain here for use in combatmg
tuberculosis. The remaining ,. 25
per cent will be sent to state
headquarters. Macon county' share,
amounting to $37.50, will be turned
over to Miss Josephine Dixon,
county health nurse, ; to be used
as explained above.
The sales in Franklin were han
dled by the Boy Scouts and Girl
Scouts, and most of the Highlands
sales were . made by the school
children. ( .
This was the first organized
sale of the, tuberculosis seals in
Macon county, and the results next
year should be even , better.
Pop corn i has a separate husk
Legion Tree Makes Needy
Children Glad; Three
The Christmas season was1 ap
propriately obser.ved in Franklin
by the churches and the various
church schools and societies.
The Presbyterians led off with
an impressive and enjoyable candle
lighting service on Sunday after
noon, December 19, sponsored by
the Woman's Auxiliary. A number
of Christmas carols were sung by
the choir and congregation and
special musical selections were giv
en by Mrs. Averell and Ben Wood
ruff, accompanied at the piano by
Mrs. Ben Woodruff.
On Wednesday night, December
22, a beautiful pageant, "'ihe En
chanted Candle," was presented at
the Baptist church, and was en
joyed by a large audience.
Friday night, Christmas Eve, a
midnight service was held at St.
Agnes' Episcopal church which was
attended by many members of
other churches. The service started
at 11 p. m. and closed at 1 o'clock
Christmas morning, and . consisted
of a carol program and choral
communion service, with a short
message from the rector, the Rev.
Frank Bloxham. '
Legion Christina Tip
One of the high lights of the
Christmas time was the Christmas
tree, sponsored by the American
Legion, for the needy children of
the county " who otherwise would
have missed the joys which all
"children expect at this V glad sea
son. Santa Claus was on hand in
full regalia and distributed bags
of toys and goodies to scores of
little folks who crowded the court
room. Many bags were also sent
to children who could not be pres
ent,, and the members of the Leg
ion and the ladies of the Legion
Auxiliary, who prepared the bags,
saw to it that every child whose
name was furnished them received
something to make Christmas a
The Sunday school classes and
women's organizations of the va
rious churches alio were busily en
gaged for several days in prepar
ing and sending out iboxes and
baskets to the needy, both white
and colored, and to the prisoners
at the convict camp; and few, if'
any, deserving people w.ere missed .
in the entire county in the distri
bution of gifts.
There was little disorder report
ed during Christmas Eve and
Christmas Day, and it was one of
the quietest and happiest Yuletides
this section has ever experienced.
New Grocery Store
In Leach Building
Dixie Stores, well known grocery
organization, with stores in North
and South Carolina, has leased
the store room in the new Leach
building on Main street, next to
the Tavern, and expect to be open
for business tomorrow (Friday).
Verlin -Swaf ford, a Macon county
boy, who has been working with
Dixie Stores in Asheville for sev
eral months, will be manager of
the new store. He was formerly '
a salesman with the Joseph Ash
ear store, and has many friends
all over the county, who will be
glad to know that he is back in
Rev. J. A. Flanagan
Attending Youth Congress
The Rev. J. A. Flanagan is in
Atlanta for the Presbyterian youth
conference On world missions be
ing held in the First Presbyterian
church, December 28-30. He is at
tending as one of two adult lead
ers from Asheville Presbytery. He
was accompanied to Atlanta by
Miss Rosaline Bulgin, of the ( local
More than 1,200 young people
of the college-age group are ex
jpectc(LiQ .attend. ' ;