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VOL. LUI, NO. 19
FRANKLIN, N. C, THURSDAY, MAY 12, 1938
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AIR MAIL WEEK
Local Postof f ice Secures
Special Cachet For
Air Mail Letters
T, W. Porter, local postmaster,
has announced that his office would
have a special cachet which will be
used on all air mail letters during
National Air Maiil Week, May 15
21. P,o$tmaster Porter stated that
all patrons. of his office wishing a
cover containing this special cachet
should address their letters to the
right of the-" center, of the envelope
in order that the cachet can be ap-.
plied without defacing the address.
The special cachet stamp will only
be applied during Air Mail Week,
May 15-21. The local postmaster
stated that the goal of Air Mail
Week is "One Air Mail Letter
Each Day From Each Citizen," and
it is hoped that the citizens of
Franklin will add the additional
three cents to all their mail during
Air Mail Week, which will give a
creditable number of air mail let
ters from this office and will, at
the- same time, advertise Franklin
by . having cachets distributed
throughout the United States, The
slogan of the cachet used at this
office will be "Scenic Center of
H was also announced by J. H.
McKenzie, state chairman of the
national air mail week program,
that 131 towns throughout North
.Carolina have, secured special cach
ets for use during air mail week.
Chairman McKenzie stated that the
response and cooperation that he
has received "from 'the postmasters
and citizens throughout the state
is most gratifying. The response
from postmasters and citizens in the
smaller communities indicated to
him that the public generally is be
coming more conscious of the ad
vantage, of the use of the air mail
service in all sections of the. state.
Rev. J. A. Bryson To
Preach Here Sunday
The Rev. J. A. Bryson, of Co
lumbia, Mo., a former Macon
county man, will preach at the
Franklin Baptist " church Sunday
morning at the 11' o'clock service.
He will also preach at the evening
service at 8 o'clock.
Sunday afternoon at 2:30 Mr.
Bryson will preach at the Sugar
fork Baptist church, ,
Mr. Bryson is enroute to Rich
mond, Va., to attend the Southern
"In Old Chicago"
Here Next Week
"Jn Old Chicago," said to be one
of the finest pictures ever made,
'will be shown at. the Macon "The
atre Monday, Tuesday and Wed
nesday of next week. .
Critics and commentators have
all agreed that this picture is one
of the greatest spectacles to be put
on the screen. The story of the
great conflagration started by Mrs.
O'Lcary's cow has been filmed at
enormous expense, and is drawing
record-breaking crowds wherever it
A typographical error in the the
atre program on page 3 of this
issue shows "Start Cheering'" as
due to be shown Thursday." It
should read Friday, May 20.
(Prices listed below are subject
to change without notice.)
Ouoted by Fanner Federation, Inc.
Chickqns, heavy breed, hens 13c
Chickens, light weight, lb... 10c
Outl " Nantahala Crenr-v
Butterf at, lb, 22c
To Be Held In Franklin
Beginning May 30
A summer school J will be held in
the Franklin high school for the
benefit of students who wish to
make up work in upper grammar
grades or high school subjects.
The school will open on Monday,
May 30. under the direction of Mrs.
Helen Macon, and any information
desired may be secured by con
sulting her, announced M. 1). Bill
ings, superintendent of public schools
for Macon county.
MRS. RICKM AN
Aged Lady Dies Saturday
At Her Home At
Mrs. Alice M. Ricktnan, 76, died
at her home at Leatherman, 12
miles north of Franklin, at 5 o'clock
Saturday afternoon following a
month's illness. She had high blood
pressure and last week suffered a
stroke of paralysis
She was a daughter of the late
Samuel and Margaret Morrison
Bryson, one of Macon county's
pioneer families. She was born and
reared at West's M ill, and was
married to J. Wiley Rickman, of
that community. She had been a
member of Cowee Baptist church
for more than 60 years.
Funeral services were held at the
Cowee Baptist church Sunday after
noon at- 3 .-30- .o'clock.-. The - Rev.- R.
F, Mayberry, pastor, officiated. In
terment was in the church cemetery.
The pallbearers were: C. Tom
Bryson, J. Fred Bryson, Purnell
Bryson, Will Rickman, Robert
Rickman, and Earl Rickman, all
nephews. ' '
Surviving are her husband, two
sons, E. Oscar Rickman, of Leath
erman, and Everette B. Rickman,
of Canton; three grandchildren;
two sisters, Misses Laura and Beu
lah Bryson, and three brothers,
Charles, C A., and Robert T. Bry
son, of West's Mill.
P.-T. A. To Have
White Elephant Sale
The Franklin P.-T. A. will give
a white elephant sale at the Amer
ican. Legion hall on Friday after
noon, May 20, at 3 o'clock. Every
body come and bring your "White
Elephant." Also, please bring a
lemon . or an orange. The price of
admission will be one penny for
each seed in the fruit, not, how
ever, to exceed 10 cents.
Refreshments will be served.
Box Supper At
Cowee School May 20
Members of the home demonstra
tion club of the Cowee community
will sponsor a iox supper and give
two plays, "Mrs Apple vand her
Troupe" and "S-umpin' Always Hap
pens," at the ' Cowee school house
on Friday night, May 20.
The proceeds will be used to pay
on a piano for the school. No ad
mission will be charged and an in
vitation is extended to the public
to come out ahd help out a good
Cowee Church To Meet
At Rose Creek May 15
Members of the Cdwce Baptist
church are expected to meet Rev.
C. C Welch at the Rose Creek
school house on Sunday, May IS,
to receive Members into the church
after the baptizing, it was an
nounced by Mr. Welch.
Box Supper At Holly
Springs May 21
There will be a box supper, and
cake walk at Holly Springs school
house on Saturday night, May 21,
sponsored by the boys' athletic
club of that community,
Nine Teachers And 502
Students Engaged In
County Program .
Among the 6,000 adult students
enrolled in WPA and state-aided
classes from 14 Western North
Carolina counties who are observ
ing Adult Education Week, are the
502 students enrolled in Macon
A number of the students, with
the Macon county adult education
teachers, will attend the all-day
program in Asheville at McCor
mick Field on Thursday.
The. program will open with a.
concert by Lee Edwards high
school band, the principal speaker
being Dr. L. R. Alderman, of
Washington, federal director of the
WPA education division. '
Mrs. Elizabeth C. Morriss, direct
or, of adult education, in North
Carolina, and Frank Bently, region
al WPA educational director, will
Other speakers include Dr. J.
Henry Highsmith, of the state de
partment of. public instruction, and
Mrs, Mary E. Campbell, state di
rector of WPA business and pro
fessional women's projects.
Prizes will be given for the best
exhibits of work '- from the various
The WPA adult education pro
gram in Macon county is conducted
by nine teachers, with Mrs. Leona
P. Duncan as head teacher, who
supervises and places the teachers,
who are appointed by the area sup
.ervisor, Mrs. Edith J. Morgan, of
The classes and teachers are as
follows: Kyle and Aquone, George
W. Steppe; Mashburn Branch, Miss
Trulla Vinson; Otter Creek, Miss
Rebecca Ray; Highlands, Miss An
nie L. Westbrook ; CCC camp at
Otto, Wilburn Welch; Burning
town, John SLagle; Prentiss, Jess
Working on a three-year pro
gram, the aim of the- classes for
mis period is the enlargement and
enrichment of human lives and 'bet
ter homes. ,
The teacher's approach to each
student is guided by the principle
"Begin where the student is, go in
the direction he wants to go, at
his own pace."
Illustrating this plan, Mrs. Dun
can gave as an example the in
stance of one man who asked, "1
want to learn to divide and noth
ing else." The teacher taught him
enough arithmetic to enable him
to divide, then his interest was
awakened to continue and learn
The program includes close co
operation, with other social and ed
ucational agencies so that the stu
dents may receive benefit from
other sources, for example the
churches and schools, home demon
stration and farm agent work.
Speaking of the' progress of the
work Mrs. Duncan stated that the
work as being carried on now was
well worth while, but hampered by
the -fact that only WPA funds at
present ate available.
. "If Macon county could have the
benefit of an appropriation from
the county educational fund, which
the state would match with a like
amount as is thease in Jackson,
Swain and other counties, we could
have needed materials, better teach
ers and better meeting places."
New School Principal
Here This Week
J. R. Wells, new principal of the
Franklin schools, and Mrs. Wells
spent a few" days this week in
Franklin looking over the town and
getting acquainted with the people.
Mr. and Mrs. Wells have had
their household goods moved here
and placed in storage, and they ex
pect to return in August and settle
down before school opens.
To Be Observed In Macon
County On May 28
As a personal tribute to the men
who gave their lives in the nation's
defense, Poppy Day will be ob
served in Macon county this year
on Saturday, May 28, announced
Mrs. J. E. Perry, chairman of the
poppy committee of the American
These memorial poppies, which
will be worn in honor of the world
war dead, and to help raise funds
for the welfare of the disabled vet
erans and needy families of the
dead, -will be sold by the Girl
Scouts and other girls of the town.
On that day everyone can show
their appreciation of what has been
done by the veterans by buying
and wearing one of the poppies
which are made by the disabled
Unique Plan Adopted
By Chamber Of
The Franklin Chamber of Com
merce has adopted this year an
unusual plan for the election of a
ixjarit ot directors, and one which
will no doubt arouse a great deal
of interest. Four ballot boxes have
been prepared and will be placed
in Angel's and Perry's drug stores,
the A & P and the Dixie store, and
the public is invited to make " a
choice of seven directors out of a
list of 14 which will be posted near
the ballot boxes'.
The boxes will be put in place
and the lists posted next Monday
morning, and the election will be
closed the following Saturday night.
Following is the official ballot:
For Directors of Chamber of
(Vote for Seven)
Miss Lassie Kelly, Vance Miles,
Tom Angel, Jr., Jim Perry, John
Archer, Jess Cortley, Bert Slagle,
Jack Sanders, Harve Bryant, Mrs.
Sally Sellers, Harold Sloan, W. T.
(Bill) Moore, George Patton, Rev.
No poll tax, no registration and
no contribution required to vote in
this election. Polls open Monday
and close Saturday night.
Franklin Boy Named
Bernard Poliakoff, son of Mr.
and Mrs. .Sam Poliakoff, of Frank
lin, has been elected vice-president
of Pi Gamma Mil's South Caro
lina Beta chapter. He is a student
at the University of South Caro
lina, Columbia, where he is major
ing in law.
Matthew, a brother of Bernard,
has . been chosen as a deligate to
the Pi Gamma Mu convention at
Clemson. He is also a student at
the University of South Carolina.
Matthew was court jester at May
queen coronation at the University
of South Carolina and he will 1e
junior orator at the commencement
Bernard' was elected secretary
treasurer at the law federation at
Social Agency Council
To Meet May 26
The Macon County Council of
Social Agencies will hold its second
meeting at a dinner at Kelly's Tea
Room on the' evening of Thursday,
All members are urged7 to hold
themselves free from other en
gagements on that evening, so that
they may attend, as many impor
tant matters are on the program.;
Jack Sanders is spending this
week in Atlanta, on business,
P. L RICHARDS
Body Discovered In Cabin
Where He Had Been
P. L. Richards, 65, was found
dead Wednesday morning at 7
o'clock in a cabin belonging to A.
W. Reid, two and one-half miles
east of Franklin, on highway 285,
where he had ieen making his
home for the past 10 months. ,
Mr. Richards, who left the Reid
home about 10 o'clock Tuesday
evening, was apparently in the best
of health and had eaten a hearty
supper as usual.
lie was found by Wilburn Reid,
the 9-ycar-old son, of A. W. Reid,
who went to awaken him for
breakfast. When he received no re
sponse to his knock, he then
went for his father who upon ent
ering the cabin, found him lying
across the bed fully dressed. He
also had on his overcoat.
1 Dr. John H. Fouts, the attending
physician, said that Mr. Richards
j had died suddenly from natural
causes. He had for several months
I been suffering with heart attacks
I and complications.
C. M- Moore, coronor for Macon
county, made investigations and
held an inquest Wednesday morn
ing at 1 1 o'clock. The empaneled
jury was composed of Zeb Shope,
Carey M of fit, R. R. Cunningham,
Samuel J. Murray, Wiley Sellers
and W. C. Ledbetter, whose ver
dict was that death came by na
Mr. Richards, a native , of :.Cin- '
cinnati, Ohio, tame to Macon coun
ty about 8 years ago in an at
tempt to regain his health. While
here he became interested in min
ing for mica which he did on a
small scale. He had been a practic
ing attorney in Cincinnati and was
well informed on the affairs of the
The body was shipped from Sylva
Tuesday night to the home of his
brother, James Richards, in Cin
cinnati. Prisoners Ask Donations
Of Musical Instruments
Has anyone in the county any
banjos, guitars or other stringed
instruments that are not in user
The men at the local prison camp
need instruments to while away the
time and, they would be most 'use
ful also for leading the singing at
the weekly religious service which
is held for the men.
The Rev. Frank Bloxham would
be glad to receive instruments or
donations towards purchasing new
ones. The instruments will remain
at the camp and will not become
the personal property of any of the
prisoners. Who will help in ." this
project ? '
Dedication At Pine
Grove Well Attended
The dedication exercises at Pine
Grove Baptist church last Sunday
were well attended and a number
of good speakers were on hand
for the occasion.
Rev. Jud Smith, of Tellico, dis
cussed the Sunday school as "The
Foundation of the Church," and
Hon. J. H. Harwood, of Bryson
City, delivered a talk on "The
Duty of the Church." Rev. H. A.
O'Kelly, of Otto, spoke on "The
Effectsof the Church," and Rev.
W. M. Hocutt, of Sylva, preached
from Matthew 16:18, "On This Rock
I Will Build My Church."
A bountiful dinner was enjoyed
after the completion of the morning
Discuss Camp Plans
The Girl Scouts at their regular
meeting last Friday discussed camp
plans for the summer. Several may
go to an official Girl Scout camp
at Brevard. A picnic was also