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VOL. LIU, NO. 25
FRANKLIN, N. C, THURSDAY, JUNE 23. J938
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Prominent Dentist Dies
Of Heart Attack In
News was received in Franklin
Tuesday afternoon of the sudden
death of Dr. . Rufus M. ' Waldroup,
64, prominent dentist and large
property owirer, in Hry.son City.
Dr. Waldroup died in the office of
Dr. D. R. Bryson, where he had
gone for treatment. Death occurred
Dr. Waldroup suffered a heart at
tack earlier in the day and had
gone to Dr. Bryson's office for
treatment. He had sufficiently re
covered to be able to sit in a
chair and was talking to Dr. Bryson
when the end camt. ' ,
Dr. Waldroup was a native of
Clay county and was reared near
ILayesville. He moved to Bryson
City 25 years ago and had practic
ed dentistry there" since.
' Dr. Waldroup owned the Bryson
City Ice company, the Cordell hotel,
and other property. He was an un-
seccessful candidate in the June 4
primary for the Democratic ' nomi
nation for representative . from
Swain county in the legislature.
Surviving are his widow, the for
mer Miss Hattie Porter, of And
rews; his mother, Mrs. J. T. Wal
droup, of Hayesville; two sisters,
Mrs. U. K. Hyatt, of Hayesville,
and Mrs. Myrtle Wood, of Shreve
port, La., and one brother, Dr.
Verge, Waldroup, of Hiawassee, Ga.
Dr. and Mrs. Waldroup had visit
ed in Franklin many times, and
Mrs. Waldroup was visiting her
niece, Mrs. H. O. Cozad, at the
time of her husband's death. He
was apparently in his usual .health
when she left home for her visit,
and she was almost prostrated
when she was notified of his sudden
Mrs. Waldroup is a sister of T
W. Porter, Sr., and of the late J.
A. Porter, and has many other re
latives in Franklin.
The funeral was held in Bryson
City this (Thursday) morning at
lQ o'clock and the body was
brought to Franklin for interment
in the Franklin cemetery.
Active pallbearers wereiDr. D.
R. Bryson, John Dowtin, Ralph
Brendle, Calloway Martin, Edwin
Corpening, and R. D. Pyron.
Honorary pallbearers were : W.
W. Wiggins, Zenas Hyatt, S. A.
Dehart, Joseph Luman, Granville
Calhoun, Andrew Dehart, John Orr,
James Dennis, Max Close, Baxter
Jones, J. Robert Long, Wayne Bat
tle, Vance A. Browning, Ted W.
Hyams, Gomer Martin, Jonah Seay,
William Jenkins, Robert Cordell,
Herbert E. Church, Franklin, and
Dr. Frank Smith, Franklin.
Mrs. R. M. Hudson
To Tour Europe
Franklin friends of Mrs. R. M.
Hudson will be interested in the
announcement that she will sail
from ' New York Saturday, June 25,
on the liner "Georgic" for a tour
of Europe. Mrs. Hudson expects to
visit England, Belgium, Holland,
Switzerland, Germany, Italy and
France and will return to this
country in August on the "Queen
Mrs. Hudson taught in the
Franklin schools for several years,
and has many friends here who
wish for her a good voyage and a
pleasant tour. ;
Frank I in
(Prices listed below are subject
to change without notice.)
Quoted by Farmers Fdrtion, Inc.
Chickens, heavy breed," hens 12c
Chickens, light weight, lb.... 9c -.
Quoted by NantahaU Creamery
Fred V. Stiles
Funeral Held Sunday At
Funeral services for Fred Verrol
Stiles," 29, who died at the home of
his brother, J..B. Stiles, in Red
ding, Calif., Monday morning, June
13,, at 7:45 o'clock, were held at the
Coweta Baptist church at 2 o'clock
Sunday afternoon. The Rev. J. A.
Flanagan, pastor of the Franklin
Presbyterian church, the Rev. Mr.
White, a Baptist minister, of Dil
lard, Ga., and the Rev. John Bren
dle, a Baptist minister of the Car
loogechaye community, were in
charge. Interment was in the church
Mr. Stiles left here three weeks
ago for California to take treatment
for melanosarcoina, from which he
had been suffering for three months.
Mr. Stiles, youngest son of the
late Mr. and Mrs. Judson Stiles, of
Macon county,, had been employed
at Enka for two years. He had
been a member of the Coweta Bap
tist church since early boyhood.
The pallbearers were six nephews :
William Cunningham,' Vercoe Wat
kins, J. C. Cunningham, Harry Stiles,
Virgil Watkins, and Edmund Stiles.
MRS. PAUL LOVE
Had Been 111 Only Few
Days; Funeral Held
At Bethel Tuesday
Mrs. Paul Love, 24, died in Angel
hospital Monday morning at, '4:30
o'clock, following an , operation
which she underwent Sunday night
at 8 o'clock.
Mrs. Love had been ill at her
home on Highway No.. 28, three
miles east of Franklin, since Friday.
Funeral services were held at the
Bethel Methodist church Tuesday
afternoon at 3 :30 o'clock. The Rev.
H. S. Williams, pastor, assisted by
the Rev. J. A. Flanagan, pastor of
the Franklin Presbyterian church,
were in charge of the final rites.
Interment was in the church cemetery-Mrs.
Love was the former. Miss
Olliff Byrd, of Savannah, Ga.
Surviving are her husband and
one small daughter, Charlotte, and
one sister, Mrs. Charlotte Stephen
son, of Jacksonville, Fla., who came
in Tuesday to attend the funeral.
The pallbearers were : Boise Hall,
Claude Scott, Jack Talley.Jr., Fred
Home, Herman Talley a"hd Jasper
S. S. Association To
Meet At Cowee Sunday
The Macon County Baptist Sun
day School Association will meet
at the Cowee Baptist church, six
miles north of Franklin, on High
way No. 286, on Sunday afternoon,
beginning at 2:30 o'clock, announc
ed John E. Rickman, superintendent.
This meeting will be a joint con
vention with the Sunday schools
from Swain county. A large crowd
is expected from Swain and it is
also urged that a large delegation
be present from the Sunday schools
in Macon county.
Every pastor, Sunday school sup
erintendent, officer and teacher in
the county is invited to attend and
tell each other about methods of
conducting a Sunday school.,
Vance A. Browning, superinten
dent of the Swain county associa
tion, will be present, and tell the
crowd how their association has
proven so successful.
P-T; A. To Give Bunco
Party June 30
The Franklin P.-T. A. will give
a bunco party at the American
Legion hall on Thursday evening,
June 3d, starting at 7:45. The reg
ular admission of 25 cents will be
charged- 'v;; ..
Baby Born In
'A hurry call for an ambulance
was received at Angel hospital
last Monday morning at 2:30
o'clock. The ambulance made a
quick run to East Franklin,
loaded the patient and staried
on the rtturn trip, but before
the hospital was reached a fine
boy was born to Mr. and Mrs.
M. F. Smith in the ambulance.
Both mother and baby are doing
Quickest Knockout Ever
Known In Battle Of
Joe Louis, the 24-year-old 'Colored
boy from Alabama, made pugilistic
history at the Yankee Stadium in
New York Wednesday night, when
he knocked out the German, Max
Schmeling, in two minutes and four
seconds, and kept the boxing champ
ionship of the world in the United
Joe Louis bested Jack Dempsey's
record, made at the Polo grounds in
New York in September, 1923, when
Dempsey flattened Luis Angel Fir
po in three minutes and fifty-stven
Schmeling, a picture of confidence
beforehand and favored by many to
become the first ex-champibn in
history to regain the heavyweight
crown, never had a chance after the
bell rang for the first round.
The .champion took command on
the first exchange, belted Schmel
ing unmercifully about the head,
and quickly had the German in dis
tress. Max was on the verge of go
ing down within the first minute,
but covered and hung grimly to the
ropes, near his own corner, as he
tried desperately to save hirnself.
Finally forced into the open,
Schmeling went down on his side,
with a rolling motion, after being
clipped with a hard right to the
head. He struggled to his feet, aft
er only three seconds, only to meet
another withering blast.
On the second knockdown,
Schmeling sprawled to all fours,
after Louis fired both hands to his
jaw. The German's eyes were glas
sy, his mouth open, but his courage
somehow pulled him back to his
feet, after a count of only one.
Hard Right Enda Bout
Referee Arthur Donovan, rushing
between the two as he waved Louis
aside, grabbed Schmeling's gloves
to wipe them on his shirt, then
stepped aside. Panther-like, measur
ing his man, Louis stepped in quick
ly to deliver the finishing piyich.
His right shot out, landed heavily
on Schmeling's jaw, and the Ger
man went down for the last time.
Max rolled over on his side, in
stinctively trying to regain his
feet, but there wasn't a chance he
could do so. At the count of eight,
Mack Machon. Schmeling's trainer,
tossed the towel into the ring and
quickly followed it as he rushed to
the aid of the beaten man.
It was thus a technical knockout
victory for the champion but it
hardly could have been more dev
astating or complete.
G. L. Nichols Dies hr
Jones Creek Community
Georee Luther Nichols died at
his home in the Jones Creek com
munity on Friday morning, June
17. at 6:30. after an illness of two
weeks. Death was due to complica
tions, and came three days prior to
his 78th birthday.
Funeral . services were conducted
at Gillespie Chapel by the pastor
of the church at 4 o'clock Friday
Mr. Nichols is survived by one
sister, Mrs. Zetta Ledford, of
Easley, S. G, and a number of
nieces and nephews. His wife pre
ceded him to the grave several
To Succeed Husband As
It was announced in Sylva Mon
day that Mrs. Charles C. Mason,
of Dillsboro, had been appointed
sheriff of Jackson j county to fill
out the unexpired teru of her hus
band, Sheriff C. C. Mason, who
was killed last Thursday morning
when he went to. serve sanity
hearing papers on Donald Ashe, 47,
a recluse, Ashe, after firing upon
the sheriff with a shotgun, ended
his own life with a pistol bullet.
Mrs. Mason was appointed to the
office of sheriff by the Jackson
county board of commissioners, con
sisting of J. D. Cowan, chairman;
Cleve Fisher, and R. C. Howell. It
marks the first time that Jackson
county has had a woman sheriff.
She will serve until December 1.
The late Sheriff Mason was re
nominated in the June 4 primary
as the Democratic candidate to
succeed himself. The county Demo
cratic executive committee will
meet soon to select another nomi
nee for the office.
Election Held At Meeting
In Legion Hall
At a meeting of the Macon
County Post of the American Leg
ion, held in the Legion hall Mon
day night, officers were elected for
the ensuing year as follows : '
John Wasilik, Jr., commander;
Adolph Zoellner, vice commander;
A. R. Higdon, adjutant and finance
officer; C. Tom Bryson, service of
ficer; Tom Moss, sergeant-at-arms ;
Rev. J. A. Flanagan, chaplain ; Dr.
N. G. Williams, child welfare offic
er, and Samuel J. Murray, regis
John Wasilik, Jr.., A. R. Higdon
and Adolph Zoellner were appointed
as delegates to attend the twentieth
annual convention of the American
Legion department of North Caro
lina, to be held in Winston-Salem
on Monday and Tuesday, June 27
and 28. . '
New Beauty Shop
To Open Saturday
A new beauty shop will be open
ed Saturday in the McCoy building
in rooms opposite Crisp's photo
graph studio. The new shop will 4e
in charge of Mrs. Mabel Ray, for
mer manager of Hallie's Beauty
Shop and also of the Darling Beauty
Mrs! Ray states that there will
be new equipment installed includ
ing a new Rilling permanent wav
ing machine and two new Rilling
dryers. A register will be opened
for suggested names for the new
shop, and the lady who suggests
the most suitable title will be giv
en free a $7.50 Rilling permanent
wave. The name will be chosen
after the shop s closed Saturday
Hot Baseball Game
Set For Next Sunday
The scheduled game with Cashiers
could not be played last Sunday on
account of rain, but the Franklin
team will meet the strong Cornelia
nine at 3 p. m. next Sunday on the
high school athletic field, and the
fans will have a chance to see
some real baseball. Everybody in-1
vited to attend. -
Dr. Angel Named
Director Hospital Assn.
Dr. Furman Angel has been nam
ed one of the 10 directors of the
North Carolina Hospital Associa
tion in charge of District No.. 10.
This district includes Cherokee,
Clay, Graham, Swain, Macon, Jack
son, Transylvania, and Buncombe
Was Lifelong Resident
Of Macon County;
Mrs. Alba Moore Love, 79, died
at the home of her daughter, Mrs.
J. A. Palmer, in Franklin, Wednes
day night at 8 o'clock, after an
illness of six months with heart
trouble and complications. .
Mrs. Love was the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Henley Moore, and
was born March 25, 1859. She was
married to. John E. Love Septem
ber 21, 1882, and her entire life
was spent in Macon county, Sh
was a devoted member of the
Methodist church for the greater
part of her life. i
Surviving are three daughters,
Mrs. J. O. Fisher, of Whittier; Mrs.
J. A. Palmer, of Franklin; Mrs. J.
P. Phillips, of Andrews, and 11
grandchildren ; one brother, C. N.
Moore, of Franklin; a sister, Mrs.
Josephine Poindexter, of Franklin
Route 3; one half brother, T. C,
Dowdle, of Virginia, and one half
sister, Mrs. Leona Cowan, ow Web
ster. Funeral services wer.e conducted
this (Thursday) afternoon at 3:30
at the Iotla Methodist church, with
Dr. J. E. Abernethy, pastor of the
Franklin Methodist church, in
charge. Burial was in the church
Pallbearers were: J. O. Fisher,
Chas. Barker, Max Phillips, John
L. Palmer, Alex Stewart and Tom
ON THE RISE
For the past three days the stock
market has been climbing, and in
dications are that a gradual upward
trend will continue. There are sev
eral factors contributing to this up
Price increases for zinc, lead and
export copper. s
Higher steel mill operations and.
the opinions ; expressed by steel
men that the summer outlook is
better than had been expected.
The report of the commerce de
partment showing that wholesale
inventories are 14.5 per cent lower
than a year ago, leaving room for
maaufacturers to expand ' produc-.
Railroad securities' went .up on
reports of increased car loadings,
and wiped out the losses of the
past two weeks.
Brokers and financial experts
seemed to believe that the forces
of depression have begun to recede
and that the prospects for businesi
recovery are brightening.
Jefferson Davis Pageant
An Interesting Affair
The Jefferson Davis pageant pre
sented by the members of the Ma
con County Chapter of the United
Daughters of Confederacy, in the
courthouse Monday evening, was
well attended and a very interesting
program was rendered.
Mrs." W. A. Hyatt, district direct
or, of Waynesville, opened the meet
ing and gave a very interesting
sketch of the life of Jefferson
Davis and of the wonderful high
way that was built as a memorial
to hinw The characters in the page
ant representing the 14 states
through which this great transcon
tinental highway traverses,' were
given by the members of the chap
Members of the Chapter appreci
ate the splendid cooperation which
they received from the public -