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INI) K PENDENT
VOL. LI II. NO. 22
FRANKLIN, N. O, THURSDAY. JUNE 2, 1938
$1.50 PER YEAR
Keen Interest Manifested
in All Races; No
From present indications, a very
heavy vote will be cast in the pri
mary Saturday throughout Macon
county. . ' i
Th,e campaigns for representative,
register ot deeds and county com
missioners have been hotly waged,
und there is much interest also in
the contests for state senator,
United States senator and con
gressman. Strenuous efforts will be
made by the supporters of the va
rious condidates to get every avail
able voter to the polls. .
A factor to be considered in this
election is the young vote, young
men and women who have just
reached voting age, and who have
registered in large numbers . in
.every precinct in the county, and
who are taking a keen interest in
the campaign. The youngsters hold
the balance of power and the old
heads will, have to reckon with
No absentee ballots will be used
in the county races, and all who
de,sire to vote will have to go to
the polls. Party rules will be
" strictly enforced in the primary.
Following is the Democratic
For United States senator Frank
.', Hancock, Robe"rt R. Reynolds.
For State Utilities commissioner
. Stanley Winborne, Paul Grady.
For Congressman R. L. Wh.it
mire, Zebulon Weaver.
FbrSolicitor 20th district Baxtr
cr C. Jones, John M. Queen.
, For State Senator, 33rd district
Kelly E. Bennett, Guy L. Houk,
. R. B. (Jack) Morpbew.'
For Representative George B
Patton, R. A. (Bob) Patton.
For Register of Deeds Lester L.
Arnold, George R. Pattillo. '
For Chairman County Commis
sioners R. Furman Anderson, E
. B. Byrd, Geo. H. Guest, Frank I.
For County Commissioners C. L.
Blaine, ,R. D. Brendle, C. A. Bry
sori, Mann B. Norton.
The Republicans . have no county
ticket, but will vote for state sen
ator, there 'being two candidates
in the race, W. W. Jenkins and
Frank W. Swan.
To Open June 6
The , special six-weeks term of
summer school for high school and
grade children which was to be
gin on May 30, has been postponed
until Monday, June 6, it was an
nounced by County Superintendent
M. D. Billings, Students will meet
their classes at the high school
building, promptly at ; 8:30 o'clock.
The high school entrance exami
nation for seventh grade students
will be given againjn the fall for
the benefit of the seventh -graders
who attend the summer school. ,
May Rainfall Heaviest
In Four Years
According to the gauge at Lake
'Emory station the rainfall for May
was 5.72, which was the heaviest
, recorded for the past four years.
Mr. Dee Bradley, of Oak Grove,
. isv spending several days with, her
daughter, Mrs. Earl Rickman and
"Mr. Rickman, at their home on
Harrison avenue. '
(Prices listed below are subject
to change 'without notice.)
Otwtftcl by Farmed Federation. Inc.
. Chickens, heavy breed, hens 1,4c
. Chickens, light weight, lb... 10c
Quoted by Nantahala Creamery
Open on Every Week Day
The Franklin library, which has
heretofore been open only on Sat
urday afternoons, is now open
every week day except Monday,
from 1 :30 to 4 :30.
Mrs. Frank I. Murray has been
employed as full time librarian and
will be glad to assist any who
wish to obtain reading matter from
There is no membership fee, and
the library is open to the general
JOHN T. HENRY
Was Well Known Citizen
Of Ellijay Community;
John T. Henry, 76, died at his
home in the Ellijay community
Monday morning at 8 o'clock fol
lowing a lingering illness of several
months. Death was due to heart
trouble and complications.
Mr. Henry, a farmer, was widely
known throughout the county, hav
ing spent the most of his life in
the mercantile business at Ellijay,
and was also postmaster of the
Ellijay office for a number - of
years. He was a member of the
Ellijay Baptist church and at son
of the1' late "William i arid jfate
Funeral services were held at the
Ellijay Baptist church Tuesday
afternoon at 3 o'clock. The Rev. J.
J. Vinson, was in charge of the
services. Interment was ' in the
The ' pallbearers were: Alex
Moore, Charlie Crawford, Jim
Webb, Jack Moore, Jake Young
and John C. Dills.
Surviving are three daughters,'
Mrs. Royal Iv.ester, of Winston
Salem; Mrs. Columbus Ammons, of
Shooting creek, in Clay county;
Mrs. Ernest Dills, of Gneiss ; four
sons, Lee Henry, of Ventura,
Calif.; Frank and Napoleon Henry,
of Detroit,, Mich., and Robert Hen
ry, of Ellijay; one sister, Mrs.
David Carpenter, of San Diego,
Calif, ; two brothers, R. A. Hen
ry, of Ventura, Calif., and Jake
Henry, of Ellijay.
Athletic Club To
Sponsor Amateur Night
The Young Peoples Athletic club
will sponsor a Major Bowes hour
Friday evening at 8 o'clock in the
courthouse. Charles Russell, the
"A&P" man, will take the role of
Major and preside over the gong.
Cash prizes of $3, $2, and $1 . will
be awarded the winners in the im
There will als6 be given free, one
large basket of groceries to the
person drawing the lucky number.
Also one carton of ; Camel ciga
rettes to the boy drawing the
lucky ' number and. one bottle of
Evening in Paris prefume to the
lucky young lady.
A fashion show composed of
young men posing as women and
young women posing-as men will
be held and a nice prize will be
awarded to the best dressed boy
and girl in this contest.
A beauty contest will be held for
the tiny tots, and a lovely prize
will be given to the winner. Boys
and girls will be included in this
contest, be'tween the ages of two
and four. Anyone desiring to enter
these contests should see Jesse Tes
sier at Sloan's Market.
The proceeds of this hour will go
to install lights on the tennis
courts, and also to "buy needed
equipment for those less fortunate
In order that they might engage in
athletics. , -
IN FIRST AID
Certificates Given To 16
By State Bureau
The standard 15-hour course in
first aid and accident prevention,
which was arranged by Murray M.
Grier, safety engineer, bureau of
mines and quarries Of the state de
partment of labor, for the em
ployees of mines, quarries, mineral
plants and other allied industries
in Macon county, was begun on
May 24, and completed on May 28.
The employees of the following
companies participated in the train
ing work: Franklin Mineral Pro
ducts company, Bradley . Mica
Mines, Duvall Mica Mines, Min
erals, Inc., and the Nantahala Power
and Light company.
The 1 employees who satisfac
torily completed the training course
in first aid and accident prevention
were awarded certificates by the
U. S. bureau of mines and the
state department of labor. Those
receiving certificates were also pre
sented with U. S. bureau of
mines first aid manuals. There were
15 other employees of the above
companies who attended some of
the training classes but did not
complete the training courses and
were not eligible for certificates.
The first aid classes were given
under the direction of Murray M.
Grier, safety engineer, 'and mine
&-quarry inspector of the - N. C;
department of labor, assisted by
Claude P. Dempsey, senior instruc
tor, U. S. -bureau of mines.
Instruction and actual practice in
giving first aid to the injured in
eluded pressure methods of artifi
cial respiration for the resuscita
tion from electric shock, drowning,
suffocation and gas asphyxiation.'
The control of arterial bleeding by
digital pressure was explained and
practiced. Also, training was given
in taking care of a person with
severe back injuries, in formation
for transportation, in caring for a
person with a fracture ..of the
thigh, in caring for a person with a
fractured pelvis, improvised tour
niquet for control of arterial bleed
ing or serious venous bleeding, etc.
The goal toward which the N. C.
department of labor is working is
to have at least one or more per
sons on, each operating shift, instil
industrial plants, and especially in
all operating mines, quarries and
mineral plants trained in first aid,
so that the proper treatment may
be given to any person receiving
The bureau of mines and quarries
of the state department of labor,
assisted by the U. . S. bureau of
mines, has within the past few
months given first aid and acci
dent prevention courses in the va
trous mining and quarryng counties
in the state.
The following, persons satisfactor
ily' completed the training course
and received certificates and first
aid manuals :
Franklin Mineral Products com
panyClyde W. Clark, plant fore
man; Charles A. Raby, Earl Gib
son and Arnold Clark.
Bradley Mica Mines Charles D.
Raby and Luther Raby.
Duvall Mica Mines Raleigh
Houston and Perry Brendle.
Minerals Inc. Quince J. Houser.
Nantahala Power & Light com
pany E. R. Bullochand Ray An
WPA Rock Quarry Frank R.
Dravo Construction company
Harold G. Dalrymple.
The following unemployed -miners
and mineral plant men also fin
ished the training course: Joseph
P. Bryson, Frank W. Gibson and
Tracy M. Barnard.
Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Nichols
were in Asheville Monday,
Adminstrator Says WPA
Not Mixing In Politics
Of Social Agencies Holds
The Macon county Council of So
cial agencies, oiganized to study the
social and civic needs of .the county
and to improve standards of social
work through cooperation and free
discussion, held its second meeting
in Franklin last Thursday evening
at Kelly's Tea Room.
' The work of the home demon
stration clubs under Mrs. T. J.
O'Neil and of the state ihdustrial
education worker, Mrs. Carl S.
Slagle, were reported. H. A. Whit
man, of the department of agricul
ture, bureau of entomology, explain
ed with lantern slides the work of
plant quarantine being carried on
in this section for the prevention
of blister rust that has destroyed
white pine in other parts of the
Mrs. Henry Slagle, president of
the American Legion auxiliary,
made an address on the work for
World war veterans and their fam
ilies. The chairman, Mrs. J. W. C.
Johnson, requested all agencies to
conduct fact-finding surveys in their
particular fields to be reported at
the fall meeting.
Members of the board of direc
tors are: Mrs. J. W. C. Johnson,
chairman ; Wilton H. Cobb, vice
chairman; Mrs. Hayes Overcash,
secretary-treasurer; Mrs. Eloise G.
Franks, Mrs Henry Slagle, Mrs.
Gilmer A." Jones, Miss Josephine
Dixon, Dr. J, E. Perry," R. Vance
Miles, Jr., and John. Wasilik, Jr.
Forest Service .Officials
Officials of the.U. S. forest ser
vice are holding a conference at
the Nantahala national forest head
quarters in Franklin this week,
June 1 to 3.
The conference will deal with the
allotments to be assigned in the
Pisgah and Nantahala forests to
the various activities engaged in by
the forest service. Timber manage
ment, fish and game, road con
struction, recreation, and fire pro
tection will be given special at
tention. The regional office in Atlanta,
will 'be represented by the follow
ing men: Regional Forester Joseph
Kircher, Associate Regional For
ester H. O. Stabler, Assistant Reg
ional Forester J. F. Brooks, in
charge of the branch of operations ;
Assistant Regional Forester A. C.
Shaw, in charge of timber mangae
ment; Assistant Regional Forester
Renzin E. Pidgeon, in charge of
engineering, Supervisor Oschner
and his assistant, Charles H. Over
bay, will represent the Pisgah na
Miss Mamie Whisnanty assistant
home management specialist, of
Raleigh, held a leaders' school and
gave a demonstration on cutting
patterns and making slip and chair
coverings for furniture, Tuesday.
The meeting was the first to be
held in the new agriculture build
ing on Church street since its com
pletion. There were 12 ladies present and
these leaders are to give demon
strations to the club women in
each of the clubs hi the county
some time, during the summer meet
ings. Those attending were: Mrs. T. J.
O'Neil., home domostration agent
for Macon county; Mrs. Ed B.
Byrd, Mrs. Roy Mashburn, Mrs.
Joe Setser, Mrs. William Dal
rymple, Mrs. Homer Greene, Mrs.
Carl S. Slagle, a Mrs. Hall, Miss
Willa Mae Simonds, of Swain
county, and Miss Polly Ann Whis-
nant, of Catnawba county,'
Hopkins Tells Employees
To Vote For Whom
A letter sent out by Harry L.
Hopkins, WPA administrator, to
all WPA workers with their checks
a few days ago, does away with
the idea that these workers are
expected to support any certain
candidate in the primary Saturday.
Mr. Hopkins makes it plain that
no worker will lose his job because
of his vote, and that the worker's
personal opinions and his politics
are his own business and are of
no concern to the WPA officials.
. Following is the letter sent to all
To all Project Workers, Foremen,
Supervisors, and the Administra
tive Staff of the Works Progress
It has been my desire that every-,
one connected with the Works Pro
gress Administration should know
and understand the rules under
which we work. This is especially
true of any question involving per
For this reason, I want to re
peat once more our rules about
elections so that there can be ab
solutely no misunderstanding. Every
person who works for the Works
Progress Administration, whatever
his job, has the right to vote in
any . election for any candidate he
chooses. Moreover, no WPA work
er is required to contribute to any
political party or any campaign
fund in order to hold his job. No
supervisor .or. administrative per
son "may attempt to influence the
vote of any worker or solicit con
tributions to campaign funds from
the people who work under him.
Anyone who uses his position with
the WPA in any way to influence
the votes of others by threat or
intimidation will be dismissed.
No one will lose his WPA job 1
because of his vote in any election
or his failure to contribute to any
campaign fund. This always has
been an absolute rule of the WPA,
and it , is my responsibility and
yours to see that there are no ex
ceptions. What's more, I want you
to let me know if anybody tries
to tell you anything different.
This is a big program, and we
are all responsible for seeing that
it works. I think the country knows
and appreciates the work which, has
been done. Obviously, only by con
tinuing to do a good Job for the
public can we expect continued
public approval. Personally, I am
proud! of the fine things which '
WPA workers all over the country
have built and done. New wealth
has been created, and the life of
the country has been enriched.
Your personal opinions and your
politics are nobody's business but
Very sincerely yours,
HARRY L. HOPKINS,
Gibson Reunion To
Be Held June 12
The Gibson reunion, an annual
gathering, will be held at the home
of Mrs. Nancy Cardon, at,Leather
man on Sunday, June 12. All the
descendants of the late Samuel
Gibson are invited to be present...
A number of ' singers and quar
tets are expected i to be present. A
picnic dinner will be served at the
noon hour, with the dinner furn
ished by those attending. .
Girl Scouts To .
The Franklin Girl Scouts- will
sponsor the picture "Thrill of a
Lifetime," starring Dorothy La
mouf, showing at the Macon The
atre on Thursday, June 9. Proceeds
will be used for the. promoting of
scout activities. Buy your ticket
from a scout and .enjoy the "Thrill
of a Lifetime." . , J "
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