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VOL. LIU, NO. 20
FRANKLIN, N. C THURSDAY, MAY 19, 1938
Dr. Rogers Reelected As
At n meeting of Macon county
Democrats held in the courthouse
last Saturday afternoon, Dr. W. A.
Rogers was reelected as- county
chairman and Miss Lassie Kelly
was reelected as vice-chairman for
the next two years. Mrs. Lola P.
Harrington was elected secretary.
Dr. Rogers has 'been Democratic
chairman in Macon county for 30
years, and has labored for the party
ably and conscientiously . through
good times and bad. He starts on
another term with the same en
thusiasm he has shown since the
beginning of his service.
While the precinct chairman
were out to select a chairman, vice
chairman and secretary for the
county, J. Frank Ray made an ad
dress to the crowd appealing for
continued loyalty to thp party and
to the administration.
All precincts were not represent
ed, but delegates to the state con
vention were named by the chair
men who. were present. Following
is the report by precincts:
Franklin James Hauser, chair
man; Miss Elizabeth Slagle, vice
chairman ; J. Frank Ray, Ras Pen
land and Zeb Shope.
. Millshoal Wayne McCracken,
Ellijay Not represented,
-v Sugarfork Not represented.
Highlands J. E. Potts, chairman ;
Miss Berriice Durgin, vice-chairman;
J. R. Phillips, C. F. McKin-
ney- and J. C. Mell.
Smithbridge H. Norton,
crlairman; Miss Onnie Cabe, vice
chairman J. H. McDowell, W. E.
Mozeley,' Howell Cabe and C. R.
Cartoogechaye' J. W. Roane,
chairman; Mrs. Carl Slagle, vice
chairman; Miss Virginia Southards,
John Dalrymple, Chas. Dills and
Nantahala No. 1 Not represented.
. Nantahala No. 2 J. R. Shields,
Burningtown Not represented.
Cowee Frank Browning, chair
man; Miss Mary Helene Elmore,
vice-chairman; Mrs. Burdelle Ray,
A. L. McLean, J. P. Bryson, Rob
ert Gibson and Robert Morgan.
The following delegates were
named for the state convention,
which meets today (Thursday) : J.
Frank Ray, Miss Nora Moody, Miss
Mary Elmore, Miss Virginia South
ards", Miss Mary Berry, Clyde
West, C. R. Cabe, W. E. Mozeley,
"Carl Slagle,. A. L. Wilson and
Wildcat Division To
Meet At Columbia
, Veterans of the Wildcat Division
will hold a reunion at Gamp Jack
son, Columbia, S. Q, where they
were trained on May""28, 29 and 30.
Veterans will be housed and fed
at $2 per day. They are requested
to take with them the following.
One blanket or quilt, one 'bed
sheet, one towel. Reservations
should be made immediately to Jas.
E. Cahall, National Adjutant, Hotel
Marmae, Columbia, S. C, sending
in reservation fee of $2.
(Prices listed below are subjelt
to change without notice.) '
uunica Dy rarmen rvasnuon, i
. i w- r i . i r
Chickens, heavy breed, hens 13
Chickens, light weight, lb... 1
Quoted hv Nantahala CreametfV
Butterfat, lb 2
Harold Sloan, Jr.
Awarded Second Prize In
State Legion Contest
Harold T. Sloan, Jr., a graduate
of the Franklin high school in the
class of 1938, who won first prize
in the American Legion county
wide essay contest, was awarded
second prize in the state-wide con
test held in Raleigh. The theme
of his essay was "American Citizen
ship," and the prize received was
$15.(X) in cash. He is the son of
Mr. and Mrs. Harold T. Sloan.
The following letter from the
American Legion Commander of
the-J department of North Carolina
tells the story of the award:
M-ay 14, 1938
Mr. Harold Sloan,
Franklin High School, '
Franklin, North Carolina.
Dear Mr. Sloan :
1 have the honor to congratulate
you upon your achievement in our
state-wide essay contest. Your es
say was adjudged second best in all
those submitted by contestants
throughout the state. You will thus
be entitled to the $15.00 offered by
this Department as prize for the
second best essay. The Department
Adjutant will forward you a check
for this prize. . .
I am sure the members of Ma
con Fost at franklin will take
pleasure in having you attend one
of its future meetings as its guest
and read to. the members of that
Post your splendid essay. I am
sending the Commander of the
Post at Franklin a copy of this
letter for his information,
Agairt congratulating you and as
suring you of our appreciation for
your interest in this contest, I am
Sincerely yours, .
... . H. C. BLACKWELL, 't;
P. K. FOUTS, 56
Well Known Citizen Dies
In Hospital Last
P. Kennedy Fouts, 56, died in
j Angel hospital Sunday morning at
1 o clock following an illness of
one month. Death was caused from
complications following rheumatism.
Mr. Fouts, a professional cook,
was unmarried, e was a son of
the late John and Rebecca . Ray
Fouts, and was a member of the
Kurningtown Baptist church. He
was well known and highly .esteem
ed in Macon county.
Funeral services were held at the
home on lower Iotla Monday morn
ing at 10 :30 o'clock, conducted by
Rev. John A. Brendle, a Baptist
minister. Interment was in the
Fouts . family cemetery near the
Pallbearers were Albert, Nondus
and Ralph Fouts, Herschel Burrell,
J. Reeves and Tom Rowland.
Surviving are four brothers,
Hamilton, Clingman and Cicero
Fouts, of Iotla, and Noah Fouts, of
Ray and Liner Buy
E. A. Dowdle Stock
R. G. Ray and L. B. Liner have
bought thp , stock of the E. A.
Dowdle Feed and Grocery store
and will continue the business at
the same stand.
The new ' firm will operate under
the name of Ray Grocery & Feed
"Snow White and the N
Seven Dwarfs" Coming
"Snow White and the Seven
Dwarfs," the picture that has been
playing to standing room only all
over the nation, will be shown at
the Macon Theatre next Saturday,
Monday and Tuesday.
This masterpiece of Walt Disney
is expected to pack the house here
as it has done elsewhere.
PLANS 5 TOURS
Campaign To Be
Clint Davis, who is in charge of
informational work for the regional
headquarters of the United States
forest service In Atlanta, was in
Franklin for several days this week
making photographs of various
scenic beauty spots in the Nanta
hala national forest. Mr. Davis
completed his work Wednesday
with pictures taken on Wayah
Mr. Davis stated that the forest
service was concentrating all ad
vertising activities this year on the
Nantahala forest, and that the pier
tures would be carried in the tour
ist sections of 87 great northern
and eastern newspapers. He also
stated that five tours of the forest
had been planned, four of which
will be based on Franklin and one
on Andrews. Maps of these tours,
showing all roads, will accompany
Expect 100 Per Cent Increase
, Forest service officials estimate
that this advertising campaign will
increase the use of the forest by
tourists this season about 100 per
Mr. Davis said only one picture
was sent to the northern and east
ern papers last year a view of
Dry Falls and that v 542 letters
were received asking for informa
tion in regard to roads, etc.
Within the next two weeks the
Atlanta Journal and Constitution
are expected to send their photo
to get pictures which will be used
in the . rotogravure sections of
Tourists Already Coming Through
Registrations at forest service
camping sites 'are already 50 per
cent above last season, and there
are many days already when the
tourists accommodations in Frank
lin are taxed to the limit.
What is going to be done about
handling the great number of peo
ple who will visit this section in
response to the extensive advertis
ing campaign to be carried out
by the forest service, is a problem
which seems to have no answer at
the present time. Its solution calls
for the united efforts of all citi
zens who expect to share in the
increased business which will re
sult from this influx of summer
S. S Association To
Meet May 22
.The Macon County Baptist Sun
day School association wUl meet
on Sunday, May 22, at 2:30 at the
Franklin Baptist church, it was an
nounced by John E. Rickman, sup
erintendent of the association.
All pastor superintendents and
Sunday school teachers in Macon
county have a special invitation to
attend this meeting.
Senator Vance A. Browning, of
Bryson City, and superintendent of
the Swain county association, will
be present and make .the principal
address at the meeting.
Young People's Service
At M. . Church Sunday
, A special service for young people
will be held at the Franklin Meth
odist church next Sunday morning
at 11 o'clock.
All of the young people of the
town, as well as the older ones,
are invited to attend.
Revival Meeting To
Begin At Asbury
r . The Rev. J. C. Swaim will begin
a series of revival services at the
Asbury Methodisf church at Otto
on Sunday, May 22, and continue
through the 5th Sunday. He will be
assisted by the Rev. A. A. Angel,
of Franklin.' The public is cordially
invited to attend the services, an
nounces the pastor, Mr. Swaim.
At Bon Marche Attracts
The display arranged by the
Franklin Chamber of Commerce in
the window of Bon Marche in
Asheville attracted a great deal of
attention and received much fav
The display was placed in the
window Monday of last week and
remained through Friday, It con
sisted of okl guns, pistols and In
dian relics loaned by A. W. Reid;
a mineral display from C. C. West,
and a valuable hand made coverlet
loaned by Dr. Edgar Angel. There
was a large map drawn on heavy
beaver boad with all roads marked
leading out from Franklin to the
most interesting points in the Nan
tahala national forest with pictures
at the end of tapes leading to points
on map to which it corresponded.
The pictures were furnished by the
Nantahala forest officials.
Folders describing Franklin and
this section were also placed in the
window to be handed out to those
Several people from Macon coun
ty saw the display and stated that
it attracted a great deal of interest
The Chamber of Commerce ballot
boxes are located at the A & P
store, the Dixie store and the two
drug stores, and all citizens are
invited to vote for seven directors
for the coming year.
Large Number of Franklin
Members at District
The Rotarians from . Western
North Carolina and South Carolina
held their annual district conference
in Asheville, at the Battery Park
hotel, Monday and Tuesday.
A number of Franklin Rotarians
and their wives attended the con
ference. Among them were : Mr.
and Mrs. G"y L. Houk, Mr. and
Mrs. J. E. Perry, Mr. and Mrs.
John Archer, Rev. and Mrs. j. A.
Flanagan, Dr. and Mrs. W. E.
Furr, Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Cabe,
Mr. and Mrs. Vance Miles, Mr.
and Mrs. H. E. Church, Mr. and
Mrs. Jess Conley,-Lester Hender
son, John Cunningham, A. L. Hig-
don and Fred S. Sloan.
The conference opened Monday
morning and the invocation was de
livered by the Rev. J. A. Flartaean.
of tranklin. After the welcome ad
dresses from Mayor Wells and
Charles S. Walters., of Asheville,
and the response by James S.
Vaughan, Jr., of Greenville, S. C,
the conference heard the report of
Guy L. Houk, of Franklin, retiring
district governor, and proceeded to
the election of officers.
T. W. Thornhill, of Charleston,
S. C, was elected governor for
the coming year.
The conference was attended by
about 400 Rotarians, including sev
eral well known speakers from
other states, and the visitors were
entertained lavishly by the Ashe
ville members of the organization
at several social functions.
Father of Mrs. Carl
Slagle Dies In Raleigh
Mrs. Carl S. Slagle received a
melssage Friday announcing the
death of 'her father, Thomas Sim
mons Arthur, 91, who died in the
Soldiers Home in Raleigh.
Funeral services were held Sat
urday in Raleigh and interment was
in the Soldiers cemetery.
Mr. Arthur is survived by one
daughter, Mrs, Slagle, and two
sons, H. C. Arthur, of Franklin
Route 1, and J. S. Arthur, of Red
Mr. Arthur had a wide circle of
friends in Macon county who will
deeply regret to learn of his pass
ing. He often visited his daughter
at her home on Cartoogechaye,
BILL HENRY, 49,
DIES IN WRECK
Two Others Injured In
Bill Henry, 49, of the Ellijay sec
tion, was fatally injured Saturday
night about 9 o'clock, when the
1929 Model A Ford roadster, which
he was driving overturned three
times down an embankment, land
ing on its side. The accident occur
red on the Ellijay road one-fourth
mile off Highway No. 28, near
Clark's filling station.
Mr. Henry, accompanied by Oscar
Adams, 20, and Ed Adams, 23,
brothers, also of the Ellijay sec
tion, who were also thrown out of
the car, were enroute to Franklin
to attend the movies when the ac
cident occurred. Sammy Bryson,
who operates the filling station,
saw the lights from the overturned
car and . went to investigate. He
drought the three men to Angel
hospital. Henry died about two
minutes after arriving from a
crushed chest. He was a farmer
and widely known throughout the
Ed Adams is in the hospital suf
fering from injuries to his chest.
However, his condition is not con
sidered serious. . , .. '
Oscar, who had several ; lacera
tions and bruises about his head
and chest, was, treated at. the hos
pital Saturday night and returned
to his home on Ellijay. They are
the sons of Mr. and Mrs. Allen
Funeral services for Mr. Henry
were held Tuesday afternoon at
.2:30 o'clock at the Ellijay Baptist
church. The Rev. Mr. Jamison, pas
tor, officiated, assisted by the Rev.
Joe A. Bryson, of Columbia, Mo ,
who is visiting in Macon county.
Interment was in the church ceme
tery. The pallbearers were : Henry Car
bin, Asbury Gregory, Zeb Moss, .
Harley Stewart, J. E. Taylor, and
Surviving are his father, John T.
Henry, who is critically ill; three
sisters, Mrs. Royal Ivester, of Winston-Salem,
Mrs. Columbus Am
mons, of Shooting Creek, Clay
county, and Mrs. Ernest Dills, of
Gneiss; four brothers, Lee Henry,
of Ventura, Calif., Frank and Na
poleon Henry, of Detroit. Midl
and Robert Henry, of Ellijay.
Athletic Club To Hold
Meeting May 24
The Young People's Athletic club
will hold- an open mass meeting
Tuesday evening, May 24, at 8
o'clock in the courthouse. The pur
pose of this meeting is to increase'
the membership of the club and to
inform those interested in athletics
of the scope of its activities. Every
person, regardless of 'his or her
church affiliation, and between the
ages of 10 and 30 years are cor
dially invited to attend this meet
ing and enroll. There are two ten- '
nis courts located on the lot, known
as the Rogers lot, between the
courthouse and the new agricultural
building, now ready for use, and
volley ball and soft ball teams are
being organized to begin activities
within the next week.
For the young people who are
working and will be unable to use
the tennis courts during the day,
there are lights provided in order
that , the courts may be used at
night, and these people will be
given special privileges in the late
afternoon to have access to the
The condition o "Aunt Betsy
Jane" Grant, wh$ is critically ill
at the home of her grandson,
Horace Hurst, on Bonny Crest,
was unchanged Tuesday, . .