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VOL. LI II, NO. 14
FRANKLIN, N. C, THURSDAY, APRIL 7, 1938
$1.50 PER YEAR
Prominent Citizen Passes
At Hospital Tuesday
Night, April 5
James M. Williams, 77, one of
Macon county's leading farmers and
most prominent citizens, died in
Angel hospital Tuesday night about
midnight following a two weeks'
illness from heart trouble and
Aln Williams had been a mem
ber of the Franklin Methodist
church for many years.
Funeral services were held at
the church Thursday, morning at
1U o'clock by the Kev. J. ADer
nethy, pastor, assisted by the Kev.
J. ,A. ' Flanagan, pastor of the
Franklin Presbyterian church, and
the Rev. F'rank Bloxham, rector of
the Franklin and Highlands Epis
copal churches. .Interment Was in
the Franklin cemetery.
The active pallbearers were:
Harley R. Cabe, A. B. Slagle,
Henry W. Cabe, T. W. Angel, Jr.,
Henderson Calloway and W. T.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs.
Phillip S. Murphy, of Savannah,
Ga., and Mrs. V. E. Furr, of
Franklin, and one son, J. Houghton
Williams, of Franklin; one brother,
Charlie Williams, of Barnardsville;
eight grandchildren and a inumber
of. nieces and nephews.-. ,
Rev. W. R. Brown To
Preach Mere Sunday
The Rev. W. R. Brown, of
Townsville, S. C, will deliver the
11 o'clock sermon at the Franklin
Baptist church Sunday morning
and also at the 8 o'clock service
. The dates set for vaccinating
dogs at West's Mill, Etna, Har
mony and Liberty have been post
poned indefinitely, due to being un
able to reach these places on ac
count of work on the highway, an
nounced Ralph D. West, veterinar
ian. Dates will be announced later.
Forest Service Sponsors
Enjoyable Tour Tuesday
, Jn celebration of the fifth anni
versary of the Civilian Conserva
tion Corps, the officials of the
Nantahala national forest sponsor
ed a tour through, the forest on
'Tuesday which was hugely enjoyed
by a large number of invited
The Franklin party left about
8:30 in the morning and proceeded
to Dry Falls where they were
joined by a far larger number from
Highlands. The combined parties
then drove to Cliffside lake and
inspected the work being done on
the lake and 'highway, after which
they came back through Franklin
and went on to ,CCC camp F'-2J
where they were met by the of
ficers of the camp. Lieutenant
Gladney, .commanding officer of
F-23, made a talk welcoming the
visitors and invited them to inspect
the camp. F-23 is one of the perma
nent camps and is connected with
the Coweeta experiment station. It
is splendidly equipped and is con
sidered one of the best camps in
f fhe boys of F-23 served a de
lightful lunch to the visitors, after
which several interesting talks were
made, the speakers being intro
duced by Forest Ranger Miles.
Supervisor Gerrard told of the
accomplishments and aims of the
forest service, and Superintendent
Hertzler, of the experiment station
"held the interest of all the guests
-with his description of the work
being done there, ,
R. FURMAN ANDERSON
Who Has . Entered the Race for
Chairman of County Board
FOR C0 BOARD
Furrhan Anderson, George
Guest and Present
Five candidates for county com
missioner announce in this issue,
and it looks as though the races
for commissioner would be the hot;
test of the campaign.
The first to come in was R
Furman Anderson, of 1 Stiles, who
is in the race for chairman of the
Mr. Anderson is a successful
farmer and is well and favorably
known in his section, and he pro
poses to make an active campaign
throughout the county.
He was born and raised in Mac
on county, and has always taken
a great, interest in the administra
tive affairs of the county. He has
many friends who will help him in
Next came the present county
board and announced in a body for
reelection E. B. Byrd, chairman;
(Continued on Page Two)
At the conclusion of the after
lunch talks the party left for Ar
rowood and Wayah Bald. At Ar
rowood they inspected the fish
rearing pools and the many im
provements which have recently
ben made. Climbing to the sum
mit of Wayah Bald, " they were
shown the John Byrne tower, which
is said to be the most beautiful
example of rough stone construc
tion in America.
We who live close by often fail
to appreciate what others come
hundreds of miles to see, and it
was for that reason that Tuesday's
tour was planned. Highlands was
represented by an enthusiastic and
appreciative group of men and
women, but the FYanklin delegation
was small. If the forest service
officials offer another opportunity
such as was offered Tuesday, it is
hoped that the people, of Franklin
will make a better, showing.
(Prices listed below are subject
o change without notice.)
Quoted by Parmer Federation, Inc.
Chickens, heavy breed, hens -14c
Chickens, light weight, lb... 10c
Quoted by Nantahala Creamery
Dutterfat, lb 25c
Have Been Married 58 Years
Mr. and Mrs James T. Moore, of
the 58th Anniversary
Franklin Couple Celebrate
58th Wedding Anniversary
Mr. and Mrs. James T. Moore
celebrated their 58th wedding anni
Mrs. Moore is the daughter of
the late Mr. and Mrs. William
Thomas Sherrill, of Kobbinsville,
and was formerly a teacher in the
public schools of Graham county.
She recently celebrated her 80th
hirthday anniversary. She helps
with housework and oversees the
gardening. During the canning sea
son she is' busy taking care of the
fruit and vegetables and getting in
the winter's supply of canned goods.
She cuts' and makes her own clothe
on the sewing machine and never
uses glasses for any of her work.
Mr. Moore was born in Tennes
see. He came to Franklin with his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas P.
Moore, when he was two years old.
They settled on a farm where he
spent his early manhood, farming
and raising cattle.
Mr. and Mrs. Moore live at the
WILL BE HELD
Good Friday And Easter
Services In Franklin
By REV., FRANK BLOXHAM
We are fast approaching the
most sacred season in the whole of
Christian faith and practice.
Both Good Friday and Easter
Day should mean more to us than
just another church festival to be
observed by an attendance at re
ligious services and the wearing of
fine apparel. They are reminders
to us of the greatest events on
which our faith is, founded the
death and Resurrection of our Lord
and Saviour Jesus Christ. When we
recall, what these things mean to
us we should resolve that we will
celebrate these occasions in the
most fitting manner.
On Good Friday, April 15, there
will be the usual three-hour serv
ice at St. Agnes church from noon
to 3 p. m. with short addresses on
the Seven Words from the Cross,
llllll l'tl SCll Willi Jiajrv.3 i
hymns suitable to the day. At 7:30
p. m. a service will be held in the
Church of the , Incarnation, High
lands with an address.
Easter Day will open with the
sunrise service at St. Agnes at 6:30
a. m. This will be a fully choral,
festival service and the entire com
munity, is invited to attend. The
service at Highlands this year will
be at 11 a. m. on that day.
This is an invitation to all, and
especially to those who' have no
church home, to come and worship
with us at this important season of
the year.. Sermons and addresses
will be given by the Rev. Frank
Franklin, Last Friday Celebrated
of Their Marriage
old Moore hbmeplace, which is
more than 100 years old. The house
in which they live was constructed
of logs joined together with wood
en pegs or pins. The house was lat
er weather-boarded and sealed with
Lumber, making it a modern and
comfortable home. The home is one
mile north of Franklin on the
Tennessee river overlooking Lake
Mr. Moore, who is 88 years old,
has spent an active life. He was in
the. mercantile business in Frank
lin for more than 50 years and,
since retiring in 1932, has devoted
Kis time : T6" raising thoroughbred
Plymouth Rock chickens, in which
he takes great pride. He has for
the past 50 years kept a daily rec
ord of temperature and weather
Mr. and Mrs. Moore have four
children: Mrs. L. F. Pierson, of
Highlands, W. T. Moore, Miss
Mary Jo Moore, and John Moore,
Easter Seals '
Now On Sale
J. E. Perry, chairman for Macon
county, has announced that the
Easter seals are now on sale and
will be until Easter. ,.
This sale is conducted each year
and 50 per cent of the proceeds of
the sale will remain in Macon
county, 10 per cent will go to the
National fund, and the remaining
40 per cent will go to the state
A more extended notice concern
ing the Easter seal sales will be
found in next week's issue of The
Press. t .
Franklin School Pupils
Win Prizes In Contest
In a "Current Affairs Test,"
sponsored by "Time," weekly news
magazine, in the high schools
throughout the United States, .the
Franklin high school pupils won
prizes to the value of $70.00.
The test was conducted by Mrs.
Helen Macon, who also was in
charge of the American! Legion es
say contest and is now conducting
another state essay competition.
Four hundred students took part
in the "Time" contest, more than
100 copies, of the news magazine
were used each week.
Dorothy Lee Morrison made
highest score for the school and
was given a choice of several val
uable books. She chose "Gone With
the Wind," by Margaret Mitchell.
Highest score in the eighth grade
was made by Doris Werner, and
she selected "Bulwark of the Re
public," by Hendricks. The ninth
grade prize went to Henry Cabe,
Jr., who took a year's subscription
to "Time" instead of a book.
In the tenth grade Dorothy Lee
Morrison was highest for the grade
Organization Perfected At
Meeting Held On
A Macon county council of social
agencies was organized on the eve
ning of March 31, at a dinner meet-
I t-i r of try c To-1, J rvrm In TTronL.
lin. Mrs. Eloise G. Franks, county
superintendent of public welfare,
William J, Wihgate, field social
work supervisor, and Miss Anna A.
Cassatt, director of case work
training and family rehabilitation,
both of the state board of char
ities and welfare, Raleigh, address-,
ed the large gathering and assist
ed in the organization. The pur
pose of the council is to develop
an attitude of cooperation in-the
common problems of social work
ers, to study the social and civic
needs of the county for the purpose
of formulating principles and stan
dards through association and free
discussion of community needs.
, Officers elected were: Mrs. J.
W. . Cantey Johnson, Franklin,
chairman; Wilton H. Cobb, High
lands, vice-chairman ; Mrs. Hayes
B. Overcash, Franklin, secretary-
Two-minute talks were made by
the representatives of the various
agencies, as follows: M. D. Bill
ings, superintendent of schools; R.
V. Miles, Chamber of Commerce;
R. A. Patton, representative, speak
ing on social security; Miss Josephine,-,
Dixon,,, county. nurse; Harley
R. Cabe, judge of juvenile court;
S. W. Mendenhall, county agent,
N. C. Extension service, who sooke
also for Mrs. T.J. O'Neil, county
home demonstration agent, who was
absentf Rev, J. A. Flanagan, chair
man Macon county chapter Amer-.
ican Red Cross, Rev. Frank Blox
ham, roll call chairman ; J. S.
Conley and James Hauser, Boy
Scouts: Mrs. B. W. Woodruff,
Girl Scouts; Mrs. G. A. Jones,
(Continued on Page Ten)
New Undertaker With
Bryant Funeral Home
C. B. Wickliffe, of Bowman, Ga.,
ha.s accepted a position as under
taker with the Bryant Funeral
Home in Franklin.
Mr. Wickliffe comes to Franklin
highly recommended as a licensed
embalmer, holding licenses for three
states including North Carolina; a
church worker and a man of high
character. He has already entered
upon his duties, and will be glad
to get acquainted with the people
of Franklin and vicinity.
and the school. Helen Foster won
in the eleventh grade, and took
"New Etiquette," by Emily Post.
Section prizes of one year's
subscription to 'Time" were award
ed as follows:
Eighth grade, section .1, Lorena
Swann. Sectionll, tie between Kath
erine Long and John Wasilik, Jr.,
Section 111, Curley Pennington.
Section IV, H. D. Corbin.
Ninth grade, section I, Henry
Cabe. Section II, tie between Rog
er Rickman and Harris' Sanders.
Tenth grade, section I, Lee Keen
er. Section II, Jack Tessier. Sec
tion III, Dorothy -Lee Morrison'
Eleventh grade, section J, Helen
Owing to the .fact that the
Franklin high school closes earjier
than most others in the nation,
"Time" very generously allowed the
test to he given here on a mid-term
basis, instead of waiting until the
The record made in this test
speaks well for pupils and teachers
of the Franklin school.