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VOL. UII, NO. 8
FRANKLIN, N. C, THURSDAY, FEB. 24, 1938
$1.50 PER YEAR
Checks For 25 Delivered
Monday By Agent Of
John D. Odom, of Rocky Mount,
senior interviewer for the state em
ployment service, who is now work
ing out of the Bryson City office,
was in. Franklin Monday and Tues
day and brought with him checks
for 25 men who have recently been
laid off by various business firms
in the county. The checks totaled
Mr. Odom stated that only firms
employing eight or more men were
included in the act, and that state
and government employees, WPA
workers, farm laborers and people
employed in domestic service, were
not entitled to benefits under the
law- . .
Mr. Odom will be in Franklin
Monday and Tuesday of each week
to interview and register all those
who are seeking employment
through government agencies and
to handle claims for unemployment
He stated that he was handling
101 claims for unemployment com
pensation in Macon county.
Pre-School Clinic Here
On March 1
To all parents who have a child
to enter Fanklin school next fall
for the first time, we are inviting
you to bring your child to the
health department (old Higdon
building., Franklin, N. C.) on mes
A. March 1. 1938. at 1 o'ekxtf.
for the purpose of receiving a phy
sical examination to determine its
fitness to enter school If parents
are unable to accompany child, it
may come to Franklin school with
older brother or sister by bus ana
be taken to health department at
hnnr designated bv nurse.
You are also invited to bring
younger children over six month
of age for diphtheria vaccination.
A charge of 15 cents will be made
for diphtheria vaccine. ,lhere js no
charee for smallpox or typhoid
vaccine. We urge all parents to
have their children immunized
against diphtheria, typhoid and
small nox before enterine school.
This clinic will be conducted by
j;r. r. u. raageir, neaun winter,
and Miss Josephine Dixon, public
health nurse, and sponsored by the
Franklin Parent-Teacher Associa
tion. Josephine Pixon, Nurse
Macon County Health Dept.
Svlva Team Wins
Sylva won a triple-header last
Thursday night, February 17. The
"B" team boys defeated the Way
nesville All-Stars 58-17; the Sylva
j?irls won from the Franklin "Dolls"
39-24, and the All-Stars 25-23.
Franklin Wins 1, LoMm 1
The Frannlin "A" team lost to
the Murphy "A" team at Murphy
Tuesday .night 38-26. Bill Higdon
was high point man for Franklin
with 18 points.
In a much closer game the Frank
lin "B" team won from Murphy
21-20. J. C. Cunningham was high
point man with 16 points.
(Prices listed below are subject
to change without notice.)
Ouoted by Farmers Federation, Inc
Chickens, heavy breed, hens 14c
Chickens, light weight, lb. .. .10
New corn (shelled) 70c
Quoted by NanUhala Creamer?
Butterfat, lb. , 27c
Passes at Home on Bonny
Jake Collins, 70, Macon county
farmer, died at his home on Bonny
Crest . at 7:45 Monday morning
from a heart attack. He had been
in fairly good health and had just
returned from the yard with an
armful of wood when death came.
Funeral services were held at the
Iotla Baptist church Tuesday after
noon at 3 o'clock, conducted by the
Rev. W. B. Underwood, pastor of
the Franklin Baptist church. Burial
was in '4ie church cemetery. Pall
bearers'' were : Ronlulns Carpenter,
Henry TfcHent, Fred' Jones, Sam
McCall, Charlie Franks and Earl
Mr. Collins is survived by his
widow, three daughters and four
sons, Mrs. Adolph Gregory, Mrs.
Ellen Cabe and Miss Pearl Collins;
John Weyman, Byrd and Dillard
Collins, and 16 . grandchildren.
ARREST FOUR IN
Canton Men Bound Over
To U. S. Court By
Federal officers Thursday night,
February 17, about 8:30 o'clock ar
rested four Canton men and con
fiscated - 66 gallons ' of liquor that
wa being transported, it wasre
ported by the. officers Friday.
Those arrested are : Joseph Troy
Gibson, Hulio L. Case, Ernest Case,
and Reuben Palmer. v
The officers, John W. Edwards,
Robert A. Wade, Ray E. Erwin,
Thomas Sandlin, and E. W. Jones,
said the arrests . were made near
Mulberry on the Georgia road in
Macon county. They added that
Gibson was driving a car, which
had a smoke-screen apparatus, and
that the other three men were in
another car in front.
At a hearing before U. S. Com
missioner R. A. Patton Friday,
bonds for Gibson and Hulin L.
Case were set at $1,500 each and
for Ernest Case and Palmer at
$500 each. They were bound "over
to the May term of U. S. district
court at Bryson City.
Loan Funds Available
To N G Veterans
Now is the time and opportunity
for veterans who do not own
homes to acquire them.
Approximately one-half million
dollars is available to be loaned
to honorably discharged veterans
who were citizens of North Caro
lina a,t date of 'entry in the service
and who otherwise meet and com
ply with the requirements of law
Six per cent is the rate and
$3,000 for 12 years is the maximum
amount and time of a loan. How
ever, at present no loan is made
in excess of 60 per cent of the
appraised value of the security of
fered and must be repaid in month
ly or semi-annual installments.
First mortgages are required. Loans
may be made to construct homes.
Speculative or investment loans
for the purpose of making money
cannot be made. The applicant must
be a good moral and financial risk
and the security offered be defi
nitely planned and intended as his
home and acceptable to the board
for such loan as they deem wise to
There 1 are other regulations to
be met and any one interested will
be furnished with a list of the re
quirements upon filling out an ap
plication. . I
Any veteran interested should see
the adjutant, A. R. Higdon.
Graham K. Hobbs, Commissioner,
J. Waiilik, Jr., Commander.
Have Been Married 63 Years
' Photo by Crisp
Mr. and Mrs. Wiley W. Smith, of Highlands, Who Celebrated Their 63rd
Wedding Anniversary on Wednesday
LESTER L. ARNOLD
Who Announces His Candidacy
For Register of Deeds
Lester Arnold In Race
For Register Deeds
In this issue appears the an
nouncement of Lester L. Arnold
for register of deeds of Macon
county, subject to the-Democratic
primary to be held in June.
Mr. Arnold has been deputy reg:
ister of deeds for the past three
years, and is fully qualified to car
ry on the duties of the office. He.
has a host of friends who will help
him in his race for the office.
Rabid Dog Killed
Two cows and five dogs of the
Cartoogechaye communitw were
bitten Tuesday morning by a dog
supposed to have been madf The
dog was killed in Franklin Wed
nesday morning by Wade Arvey
and C D. Baird, chief of police of
Franklin, and the head has been
sent to Raleigh fpr examination.
Three of ,the dogs which were hit
ten have already been killed.
Several people in Macon county
who have recently been bitten by
dogs are now taking treatment for
Schulman Dept. Store
Sol Schulman, of Schulman's De
partment store, Sylva, has bought
the Schulman Department store in
Franklin and has taken charge of
Mr. Sam Simons will be in charge
and states that he expects to carry
a large stock of high class mer
chandise at all times, and invites
the people of Franklin and Macon
county to call and see him.
Buvs Willis Cottage
On Wednesday Dr. Furman Angel
closed a deal for the Willis .ottage
on Harrison avenue where he now
resides. The purchase price was
Highlands Couple, Oldest
In County, Celebrate
Mr. and Mrs. Wiley W. Smith,
of Highlands, Macon county, cele
brated their 63rd wedding anniver
sary on Wednesday.
Mr.' Smith, the son of Col. Larkin
R. Smith, a lawyer, was born in
Habersham county, Georgia, and
came. to . this section as a young
man, living here continuously since
Mrs. j Smith is the former Mis
Parthenia Hedden, a descendant of
Governor Rutledge, of South Car
olina. She was born in Highlands
on the "top of the Blue Ridge"
which is now the Monroe Place.
Their wedding took place on Feb
ruary 3, 1875. '
Mr. Smith was for many years a
dairyman in Macon county and
served at one time as deputy
sheriff. Mr. and Mrs. Smith are
the oldest couple in Macon county
and survive all Who attended their
Their six children, three boys, and
three girls, are all living and they
have 11 grandchildren and one
Mr. Smith is now 86 years old
and Mrs. Smith is 84. Though ad
vanced in age, they are still active
and take a great deal of interest in
the. life of the community.
Work of Local Surgeons
liven Wide Publicity
The current iissue of the Surgical
Digest and Forum, published in
Chicago, contains an anticle deal
ing with acute appendicitis in chil
dren by Drs. Furman and Edgar
Angel and Dr. A. Kizinski, review
ing 104 operations performed at the
Angel hospital in Franklin, where
the mortality was only 47 per cent.
The 1937 Year Book of General
Surgery, edited by Dr. Evarts A.
Graham, also contains a report of
70 analyses of acute intestinal ob
structions by Dr. Edgar Angel and
Dr. Kizinski, and an account of the
treatment of five cases of torsion
of gallbladder by Drs. Furman and
Edgar Angel at Angel hospital.
Both the magazine and year book
are read by doctors and surgeons
all over the United States and
abroad, and the prominent place
given to the work of the surgeons
at the local hospital is good ad
vertising or Franklin.
A rummage sale will be held Sat
urday, February 26, in the Tele
phone company shop, adjoining Roy
Cunningham's store, by the ladies
of St. Agnes' church, Mrs. W. H.
A number of .bargains in good
men's clothing and women's and
children's coats and dresses will be
Well Known Macon Man
Dies In Pisgah
John R. Slagle, 64, died Friday
afternoon, February 18, at 12:30
o'clock in Pisgah sanitarium at
Candler where he was taken Sun
day for treatment. Death was caus
ed by heart trouble and complica
tions. Mr. Slagle, a farmer of the Car
toogechaye section of Macon coun
ty, assisted his sister, Miss Annie
Slagle, in operating a tourist home
during the summer months. He was
a member of the Slagle Memorial
Presbyterian church and a son of
the late Elam and Amanda Craw
The funeral services were held
at the Franklin Presbyterian church
Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock.
The Rev. J. A. Flanagan, the pas
tor, officiated, assisted by the Rev.
S. R. Crockett, Presbyterian min
ister. Burial was in Franklin cem
etery. Pallbearers were six nephews,
George M. and John Slagle, Albert
Siler, James and Javan Gray and
Clifford Slagle, and Bryant Mc
Clure and James Bristol.' Many out-of-town
relatives and friends at
tended the funeral.
Surviving are two sisters, Miss
Annie Slagle, of Franklin, Route 1,
and Mrs. Tina Henderson, of Dav
idson, and two brothers,' George
Slagle, of Franklin, and Thomas
M. Slagle, of Franklin, Route 1.
To Be Dedicated
On next Sunday, February 27, a
new gospel tabernacle will be dedi
cated near Cullasaja, according to
an announcement by Fred N. Sor
rels, which is given below :
"Everybody is welcome to come
to the dedication of the Gospel
Tabernacle, Sunday, February 27,
at 2 o'clock p. m.
'The Tabernacle is located one
fourth mile from Cullasaja o.n the
highway leading to Highlands, just
through the Sellers' cut on the
right of the road in the woods.
"This Gospel Tabernacle is inter
denominational. J would like to
have a large number of people
from every church and Sunday
school in the whole county, and to
sing as much as two songs, to
prove our cooperation, one with
"Come and hear the reading of
the reports and be very much in
Your Brother in Christ,
Fred N. Sorrels."
Poultry School To
Be Held At Murphy
Good poultry in Macon county is
on the increase. In order for those
farmers and farm women who are
really interested in poultry to se
cure the best results they should
take advantage of every opportunity
to learn more about the care and
management of the poultry flock.
There will be held at Murphy, on
Monday, March 7, beginning at
10 :30 o'clock, an all-day poultry
school. C. F. Parrish, T. T. Brown,
R. S. Dearstyne, and C. J. Maupin
wUl all be present at this meeting
to discuss the different important
phases of poultry, such as market
ing, breeding, feeding, and diseases
Farmers and, farm, women who
have already started a poultry flock
or who plan to "devote more time
to poultry should attend this all
day meeting. Those who would like
to attenl should see the county or
home agent so that arrangements
can be made for transportation. The
party will leave Franklin not later
than 8:30 o'clock Monday morning,
This will be an important meet
ing and much help can be obtained