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VOL. LII.L NO. 4
Macon County Post Adds
Prizes In School
The North Carolina department
of the American Legion is sponsor
ing a statewide essay . contest
among the high school "students of
North Carolina it was announced
by the department commander,
Hector Bkckwell, Fayetteville, and
department officer, Bulgin Pennal,
Clyde A. Erwin, of Raleigh, state
superintendent of public instruction,
has promised his cooperation. M.
D. Billings, superintendent of
schools, Macon" county, has con
sented to make the contest known
to the high school students of the
The department will offer cash
prizes of $25, $15, and $10 for the
S three best essays submitted in the
state contest. The local post of the
legion is offering additional prizes
of $3, $2, and $1 for the three best
essays submitted1 in the county. The
winning essay for the state will 'be
read at the department convention
in Winston-Salem next June.
Subject for the Contest
The subject for the essay contest
is "The Advantages of American
Citizenship," and all high school
students are eligible. '
The rules of the contest are :
1. AH essays shall be limited to
2. Each essay shall be submitted
by the pupil, (typewritten,, and, not
signed; wno wui auacn io mc es
say his slip" of paper on which will
. be the pupil's school, name and ad
dress. Essays in each high school
shall be submitted prior to April
5, 1938, to the county superinten
dent of schools, who shall submit
same to a board of judges to be
appointed by him.
t 3. The county superintendent of
schools shall forward at once the
winning essays in his county di
rect to Clyde A. Erwin, state sup
erintendent of- public instruction,
Raleigh, who will submit such es
says to a final board of judges to
be selected by Mr. Erwin and De
partment Commander Blackwell,
which board of judges will announce
the prize winners prior to April
30. The decision of the board of
judges will be final.
Singers To Meet At
The fifth Sunday singing conven
tion will meet at the? Macon county
courthouse next Sunday, January
30, for an all-day singing, an
nounced James M. Raby, president
There will be a number of classes,
quartets and singers from all sec
tions ot the county, as well as
adjoining counties. The singers will
include Sebren s quartet from Ashe
ville, and Sisk quartet from Toccoa,
Ga. A general invitation is extend
ed to the public. '
In a , story printed in The Press
last week concerning ah old letter
written by C. D. Smith to Jack
Johnston, of Franklin, it was stated
that a son of Jack Johnston, F. S.
Johnston, was ' living in Tampa,
Fla. The paragraph should have
read grandson instead of son.
. LATEST QUOTATIONS
(Prices listed' below are subject
to change without notice.)
Quoted by Farmers Fderation, Inc.
Chickens, heavy breed, hens 14c .
Chickens, light weight, lb . . .10
New corn (shelled)
Potatoes, No. 1, bu,
Quoted by Nantahala Creamer
Butterfat, lb. 29c
Winners of high awards In the
All-America selections of prize flow
ers for 1938 are: left, Orange Fan
tasy Crested Calendula, which re
ceived award of merit; center, Gold
en West Marigold, which received"
special mention, and extreme right,
Navajo Zinnias, which also received
special mention. The Navajo Zinnias
are a unique type, with flowers of
medium size, double and semi-double
and composed of long, narrow
petals some of which are fluted.
Each petal is heavily tipped with
white, or creamy yellow.
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HUNTING FEB. 6
State Board Rule Applies
Uver Entire State;
At a meeting of the North Car
ohna board of - conservation-and
development held on Wednesday,
January 19, a regulation was adopt
ed prohibiting Sunday hunting any
where in the state. After being pub
lished, as required by law, the reg
ulation will become effective on
Sunday, February 6.
Violation of this regulation will
be a misdemeanor, as provided by
section 25 of the game laws, and
it is also a violation of section
2122 of the consolidated statutes
This regulation refers only to
hunting, according to J. D. Chalk,
game and fish commissioner, and
Sunday fishing will be . permitted
the same as in the past.
All protectors and deputies are
being notified of the provisions of
the new regulation.
To Be Built By Dr. Angel
Near Golf Course
Dr. Furman Angel let the con
tract last Friday for the construc
tion of a handsome new residence
on his property adjoining the golf
Zeb W. Conley is the contractor,
and the construction cost of the
building will be $5,000. Work is to
begin at once.
Dr. Angel also purchased last
week the D. G. Stewart residence
on Hospital street, near Angel hos
pital. The purchase price was said
to be $3,500.
Charles A. Bird
Dies At; Cullowhee
News was received here Tuesday
night of the i death of Charles A.
Bird,. 84, who died at the home of
his son, W. E. Bird, dean of West
ern Carolina Teachers' college.
Although Mr. Bird had been
making his home in Jackson coun
ty for a number of years, he was
a native of Macon county, and a
son of a former Macon countv
Methodist minister. He also had a
Funeral services were held at
the Shoal Creek Methodist church
in Jackson county Tuesday after
noon at 2 o'clock.
FRANKLIN, N. C, THURSDAY, JANUARY 27, 1938
All - America Flowers for 1938
4 &M V,
. ' ' '
Kills Mrs. Constance At
Hospital January 20
Mrs. Ethel Constance, 32, died at
Angel hospital Thursday afternoon,
January 20, at 4:15 o'clock from
leukemia, a rare disease. Mrs. Con
stance, who had been in ill health
for-everalryearswas admitted ' to
the hospital Tuesday night.
The body was taken to Montford
Cove, near Rutherfordton, Saturday
where funeral services were held
Saturday afternoon at 1 o'clock at
the Montford Cove Baptist church.
Interment was in the church ceme
tery. Mrs. Constance was the daughter
of the late W. P. Ledbetter and
Mrs. Ledbetter, of Rutherfordton
She had made her home on Wayali
creek, three miles west of Franklin,
for four years.
She is survived by her husband.
Ezra Constance ; - four children,
Mary, Marjorie, W. P.. and Bettv
Lou, of Franklin; her mother, Mrs.
W. r. Ledbetter; five brothers,
Waldo, Molo, Jonathan, Noland,
and Roland Ledbetter, and one
half-sister. . i
D. S. Abbott, Mortician
To Leave Franklin
D. S. Abbott, Jr., mortician for
the Bryant Funeral Home for the
past 15 months, will leave the first
of February for South . Carolina,
where he will be connected with the
Abbott Funeral Homes in Seneca
Mr. Abbott, in making the an
nouncement, spoke in the highest
terms of the people of Macon
county and of the appreciation and
courtesy they had shown him dur
ing his stay in" Franklin.
How Many Golden
How Many Twins?
How many couples . in ; Macon
county are celebrating their golden
wedding anniversary during the
year of 1938? How many couples
have lived together for a longer
period than 50 years ?
The names of all these couples
are desired by Mrs. Lester Conley,
society editor of The Franklin
Press, so that she may interview
each and everyone personally and
get pictures and notices of the an
niversaries to be published in The
How many sets of twins does
Macon county boast of? All names,
birthday anniversaries and ad
dresses., are ' also desired so that
you, too, may be interviewed.
, JJVZ PAW; AVV r
Salmon Supreme Petunia, shown
at left, was adjudged winner of ihe
highest award in the Ail-America
selections for 1938. Selected from a
wide variety of other flowers en
tered in the competitions, the pe
tunia was regarded by the Judges
as the finest of its type they had
ever seen. Garden experts who as
sisted in making the selections
pointed out that petunias are In
creasing in popularity among ama
teur and professional gardeners.
Affair Will Be Held A
Helen's Barn; No Ball
the entertainments in Macon
county given to raise money for
the- President's birthday fund,
which goes to the National Foun
dation for prevention and cure o
infantile paralysis, will come to a
close Saturday night with a bal
at Helen's Barn, Highlands.
Highlands has so far raised $37.95
tor the fund and the committee
headed by C. C. Potts, hopes to
nave $1UU on hand by the time the
In Franklin several events have
been sponsored by the various com
mittees. A square dance, two bask
etball games and a benefit show at
the Macon Theatre have added to
the Frankhn. fund, but the exact
amount is not known. There will
be no birthday ball in Franklin, as
many are expected to go from here
to the dance at Highlands.
The two pages of advertising
carried in this issue by the of
ficials and business people netted
a substantial sum for the Franklin
committee. Credit for the splendid
showing made on these pages goes
to Miss Olivia Patton. Miss Nora
Moody and Lester Arnold, who
put in much hard work for three
days canvassing the town.
It is thought that the Macon
county quota of $125 will be reach
ed by Saturday night.
New Feature At
Beginning Friday night; of this
week the Macon Theatre will in
augurate a new , feature which will
be a part of the program each Fri
day .night thereafter.
The new feature is called "Profit
Sharing Night," and is somewhat
similar to Bank Night. There will
be a grand prize of $5.00 and a
consolation prize of $2.50 each week.
Patrons are asked to register at
the theatre. Particulars will be giv
en at the box office.
Cagle and Angel
Buy Sutton Cafe
A. G. 'Cagle and Zeb Angel pur
chased the Sutton Cafe Tuesday
and will operate it under the name
of Cagle's Cafe.
Mr. Cagle, who has been can
nected with Arnold's cafe for the
past three years, took over the
management Tuesday afternoon and
expects to operate the place as a
first-class restaurant. u
$1.50 PER YEAR
RED CROSS TO
Funds Being Raised For
In War Area
A letter from the National Red
Cross has been received by the
Rev. J. A. Flanagan, chairman of
the Macon County Chapter, stating
that a letter had been received
from the President as follows.
My Dear Admiral Grayson:
There is, 1 am confident, a wide
spread desire on the part of our
citizens in every section of the
county to contribute to a fund to
aid in meeting the extreme distress
of millions of civilian people in
China. I feel that our people are
deeply sympathetic with those in
need in this situation and will wish
by their voluntary contributions to
take some larger part in aiding in
this humanitarian task in which the
people of many countries are parti
cipating. The need of the Chinese
is evidenced by the fact that when
the International Red Cross com
mittee made injuiry of both the
Japanese and Chinese Red Cross so
cieties, the Japanese society re
plied that their resources were ade
quate to deal with the situation and
the Chinese stated that they very
mttch needed outside assistance.
"In order to give effect to this
desire to aid the people of China
it is necessary ' that some organiza
tion be designated to supervise the
collection and distribution of the
funds and for. . such a task we
naturally turn to the Red Cross.
"I should like to request, there
fore, that the Red Cross take such
steps as it may deem appropriate
to afford the American people an
opportunity to respond .by their
contributions to the need of our
suffering fellow-beings and I trust
that their response will result in a
good will offering of as much as
perhaps, one million dollars. In re
sponse to such an appeal I urge
that all our citizens give promptly
Very sincerely yours,
(signed) Franklin D. Roosevelt
No quota has been given for the
chapters, but any contributions
sent in to the officers of the
chapter, or left at Perry's Drug
Store, the Bank of Franklin, or
with the Rev. Frank Bloxham in
Highlands, will be forwarded to the
National Red Cross promptly.
Franklin Bible Class
Will Aid Orphanage
The F. S. Johnston bible class
of the Franklin Methodist church
met Thursday afternoon at the
home of Mrs. L. H. Page on Rog
ers niU tor its regular monthly
business and social meeting.
Each year the class takes some
project or goal to work toward
during the year's church work.
Again, as has been customary for
several years, the Children's orph
anage at Winston-Salem was taken.
In order to raise money to meet
this obligation, the class was di
vided into two groups, with Mrs.
Lon Campbell as captain of Group
No. 1 and Mrs. Reba Tessier as
captain of No. 2. The captains are
to plan ways and means for rais
ing money, with the groups work-
ng cooperatively. The group rais
ing the most money during the first
quarter of the year will be enter
tained by the losing group.
After the business hour was over.
the class enjoyed a cake contest
with Mrs. W. A: Rogers winning
Mrs. Page, who was assisted in
entertaining by Mrs. Sam L. Rog
ers, served delicious hot punch,
cakes and sandwiches.
Sam D. Alexander, assistant
nnty agent lor Macon countVr-
returned to his 'home here Sunday
after spending a week in Little
Rock and Lonoke. Ark., oft busi
ness. He was accompanied by his
mother, Mrs. D. T. Alexander, of