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VOL.' UV, NO. 10
FRANKLIN, N. C. THURSDAY, MARCH 9, 1939
S1.S0 PER YEAR
T Listers Also Named
The county commissioners Tues
day drew the list of jurors who
will serve at the April term of
Macon , superior court which will
convene on April 17.
The list follows :
' F. J. Moss, Highlands; C. T. Led
ford, Prentiss; J. M. Willis, Route
3; Harley B. Mason, Stiles; R. H.
Snyder, Franklin ; H. G. Cabe,
Route 4 ;.Carl Vinson, Dillard, Ga.,
Route. 1; Geo; Stanfield, Cullasaja;
W. B. Bennett, Route 3 ; R , C.
Anderson, Stiles; C. N. West,
West's Mill; J. P. Norton, Route
4; L. L. Sweatman, Route 1; W. A.
Justice, Route 2; E. M. Fox, Elli
jay ; L. H. Page, Franklin ; Alex
Moore,- Franklin; M. S. Vinson,
Otto; W. E. Welch, Route 3; Elbert
S. Byrd, Stiles; Roy Mashburn,
Franklin; Toni L. Sanders, Frank
lin; Stinson Neely, Highlands; Ben
E. Gibson, Cullasaja ; Lawrence
Ledbetter, , Route 1 ; John Conley,
Otto; J. D. Brendle, Route 4; A.
A. Adams; Ellijay ; W. T. Moore,
Franklin; B. V. McCoy, Etna;
Steve Duvall, Stiles; Joe McGaha,
Franklin; T. T. Love, Franklin;
G. T. Jacobs, Routed; Denver Hol
land, Cullasaja; S.T. Marett, High
lands. Second Week
Frank DMs, Ellijay; D. W.Wiley,
Highlands ; Gaither Teem, Culla-
M. Holt," Dillard,' GaT, Route U
Fred Tayjor, Route 2; Geo. Farm
er, Prentiss; J. Woodrow Teague,
Cullasaja; H. S.Talley,. Highlands;
G. L. Garland, Route 2; J. Law
rence Potts, Franklin;1 John Ed
wards, Highlands; W. A. McCon
aiell, Cullasaja; Claude Calloway,
Franklin; Lake Stiles, Route 2;
Love Henry, Route 2; Claude Du
vall, West's Mill; J. H.' Cabe, Sr.,
Dillard, Ga., Route 1. '
Tax Utter Named
The commissioners at this meet
ing also selected the names of
those who will serve, as tax listers
for this year in the various town
ships. - ,
The list is as follows: ' .
Franklin township, Elizabeth
Meadows and J. J Mann.
Millshbla township, Paul Ammons.
Ellijay township, S. A. Bryson.
' Sugarfork township, Ezra Shook.
Highlands township, Porter Pier
son. - .
Flats township, Earl Dryman.
Smith's Bridg township, Jim
M, cDowell and Robert Stewart.
Cartooeechaye township, Earl
Harrison and Bob Southards.
NantahaU township, Clint May.
Burningtown township, Judd Wild
and Bill, Parrish.
Cowee township, S. C. Leather
man and Bob Rickman.
At Prison Camp
There is a need for a used type
writer for the prison camp. It can
be used to advantage by the pris
oners for writing their people at
home. If anyone has an old one,
which they would donate for this
purpose, arrangements will, be made
for its delivery to the prisoners if
you will notify The Press office.
This, will be appreciated very much.
Singers To Meet At
Snow Hill March 19
The third Sunday afternoon sing
ing of the northern division Ma
con County Singing Convention will
meet at the Snow' Hill Methodist
church, beginning at 1 p. m., Sun
day, March 19, "it has been an
hv Harlev B. Mason, vice-
All choirs, quartets, duets, .solo
ists an&,all interested in singing
.are invited to attend.
Passes March 2 At Home
Near Dillard, Ga.
William Thomas Rogers, 65, died
last Thursday morning, March 2,
at 2 o'clock at his home near the
North Carolina-Georgia line after
an illness of two months. Death
was caused by cancer of the
Mr. Rogers was a son of the late
Mr. and Mrs. Newton Rogers, o
Buck Creek. ' He was a farmer, and
had been a member of the Dillard
Baptist church for 20 years, and
was also a member of the Junior
Order of United American Me
chanics. He was married in 1904
to Miss Miranda McCall.
Surviving are seven sons, Louis
Rogers, of Highlands; Alby, Nor
man, Hayes, Roy, Truman and Carl
Rogers,-of Dillard, Ga.; one daugh
ter, Mrs. Harry McBride, of Hot
Springs, Ark.; four sisters, Mrs.
Mary Zachary, Cashiers.; Mrs. Ed
Picklesimer, Fair Creek; Mrs.
Thomas Crunkleton and Mrs. Hyatt
Crunkleton, Highlands; two broth
ers, Doc and Ben Rogers, of Buck
Creek, and ope half brother, James
Rogers, of Highlands.
Funeral services were held at the
Dillard Baptist church at 2 o'clock
Fridav afternoon, conducted by the
Rev. J. D. Maxwell and the Rev.
Mr. Marchman. Interment was in
the church cemetery.
Macon County Man Passes
At Home Of Son In
Tl, K Thnrntnn AnceL 67. died
at the home of his son, Dee Angel,
at Bryson City last Thursday night,
March 2, at 11 o'clock after a short
His death was due to a heart at
tack, although he had been ill for
a day with a' mild attack of grippe.
The body was brought to the
Bryant funeral home in Franklin
where it remained until Saturday
moraine when it was taken to An
drews where funeral services were
held at 10 o'clock.
Mr. Antrel. a son of the late
James P. and Reta Reed Angel,
was born and reared in Macon
county. In early boyhood, he work
ed in a tannery and harness shop
with his father., Later, he traveled
for a shoe firm, tor several years
he operated a .shoe repair shop in
Franklin, and was well known and
highly ""esteemed throughout the
He was a member of the Presby
He is survived by two sons, T.
Angel, of Washington state, and
Dee Angel, of Bryson City; three
daughters, Mrs. "Perry Mashburn,
of Franklin; Mrs. Reta Gibson, of
Andrews, and Mrs. Frank Thomas,
of Bryson City ; two brothers,
Joe Angel, of Oklahoma, and Bill
Angel, of Franklin, and two sisters,
Mrs. Lena Myers, of Canton, and
Miss Sallie Angel, of Oklahoma,
and a wide connection of other rel
atives in Macon county.
P.-T. A. SclU Cakes
At Lunch Room
In an effort to pay for the school
lunch room equipment , as soon as
pos,sible, the P.-T. A. has inaugu
rated the sale of cake at the lunch
hour on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Mrs. Leach's, home economics
class sells the cake for five cents
a slice, with gratifying results.
The following members have
donated cakes: Mrs. T. W. Angel,
Jr., Mrs. Zeb Angel, Mrs. Adding
ton, Mrs. Henderson Galloway,
Mrs. Henry Cabe and Mrs. Arthur
Miss Teggj Knapp, Jackson
Helffhts, New York, was named Miss
Television in a beauty contest held
In Palm Beach recently. Judges se
lected their winner from televised
Plans Approved By WPA
A project has been approved by
the Washington office of the
Works Administration to construct
a 1iriuseturi,''m' "the - town" of" High
lands. This project is sponsored by
the town of Highlands, and very
elaborate plans have been prepared
by Arthur Kelsey, architect, and as
sociates! This project has. not been
released by the regional office.
However, this release is expected
in the near future. This building is
to be constructed of native stone
with plate copper roof and should
be of outstanding beauty when
Dr. Clark Foreman, formerly of
Atlanta, and a summer visitor in
Highlands for many years, now of
the department of the interior,
Washington, trave leadership for the
creation of the Highlands museum
about a decade ago. The work of
Prof. T. B. Harbison, Burnham
Colbourne, Dr. W. C. Coker, of the
University of North Carolina, now
president, and other distinguished
scientists have helped develop the
scientific and educational work
centered in the museum.
Liberal Rifts and unflagging in
terest of a small group of people
have made the progress of this
work possible, notably that of the
Misses Marguerite and Clare Rav
enel and S. Prioleau Ravenel, of
Highlands and Philadelphia.
The proposed museum building
will be located near Ravenel Lake
and in the proximity of the Samuel
Wrvirian lahnratorv. The museufti's
collection of Indian relics is now
housed in an annex to the Hudson
Ask Town To Give Lot
For Community Building
At the regular monthly meeting
of the Franklin board of aldermen
Monday night, a committee of
ladies, from the Garden club appear
ed to ask the donation of a lot for
the proposed community building,
but it was stated that the town has
no land dose enough in to be suit
able for. the purpose.
, The members , of the board' seem
to be -anxious to cooperate in every
way possible in the movement for
a community recreation center and
auditorium, for which government
funds have been allotted, but at
this time there is no land owned
by the town which could be used
for the purpose.
f 'r ,
Of Federation To Hold
The annual meeting of Macon
county stockholders, of the Farm
ers Federation will be held at 10
o'clock Saturday morning in the
co-op's warehouse on Palmer street.
James G. K. McClure, president,
and other executives of the farm
cooperative are expected to attend
and make brief addresses. Reports
will be submitted on last year's
business and plans discussed for the
Also to come up at this meeting
will be the election of a local ad
visory committee of 10 members
and the nomination of one of two
representatives, from this county on
the federation's board of directors.
Each county where the organiza
tion functions is entitled to two
members on the board of directors.
They serve overlapping terms of
two years. The directors are nomi
nated at county meetings and elect
ed at the annual meeting of stock
holders of the whole organization
which, this year, will be held in
Asheville on Saturday, March 25.
Macon county is now represent
ed on the federation's board, by
Carl Slagle, whose term extends
for another year, and Jery Frank
lin, whose term expires this month.
Music will be furnished at Sat
urday's meeting by the federation's
string trio, and at the conclusion
of the meeting coffee and cookies
will be served.
WPA HAS MANY
CREWS AT WORK
Street, Road And Building
, Projects Going
Work began Monday on the Har
rison avenue project of the Works
Progress Administration, with 30
additional men employed. The im
provements planned include build
ing up of pavement and shoulders
of highway with stone surfacing to
be treated with asphalt, widening
the street and developing the side
walk on the south side of ' the
street. This - makes the sixth crew
at work on town streets, the others
being West Main, Bidwell, River
view, Iotla, and Oak streets. Other
streets to be worked on are Porter,
Wayah, East Franklin, Green and
These combined projects include
the quarry operation on Rabbit
Creek that is furnishing the -crushed
stone, and employs 170 men.
The new farm-to-market projects
on county roads are working 350
men oh the following units: Burn
ingtown, Cowee, Gold Mine, Smith's
Bridge, near Otto; Bethel, McCon
nell Road. Old projects on county
roads are employing 150 men.
; Skittle Creek Project
A project to complete a recrea
tional center including the, con
struction of bath house, latrine,
cooking shelter, parking area, foot
trails, foot bridges, amphitheatre,
Landscaping and other miscellaneous
structures located at Skittle creek,
has been approved by Works Pro
gress Administration with $16,272
WPA funds. This project is spon
sored by Nantahala national forest
with $7,506 in funds.
This project will employ 75 peo
ple for a period of six months.
Operation is planned to begin on
this project on March 11.
Bill Monroe To Be At
Courthouse March 11
Bill Monroe and his show will
appear, at the courthouse in Frank
lin Saturday night, March 11, for
the benefit of the Cullasaja Gospel
Several well known musicians and
comedians are included in the
cast, and the performance is ex
pected to draw a large crowd.
Membership Is Increased
From Three To Five;
Representative George B. Patton,
of Macon county, introduced in the
house last Thursday a bill, which
proposes to increase the number of
members of the county board of
education from three to five, and
appoints the new board as follows:
C. Tom Bryson, James L. Hauser,
W..E. Mozeley, Miss Lassie Kelly
and Mrs. Fred Slagle.
The bill was referred to the com
mittee on education, and it is ex
pected to pass without opposition.
The members of the new board
will take up their duties on the
first Monday in April.
Livestock Gommiaukin AbolUhed
The senate Friday passed the bill
repealing the act of 1937 creating
a livestock commission for Macon
county, and the duties of the com
mission will now be taken over by
the board of county commissioners.
This, was the last of the repeal
bills introduced by Representative
Patton, three others concerning
delinquent tax collections, jailer's
allowance for prisoners' meals and
the jury commission, having been
passed by. both houses earlier in
The bill to abolish absentee vot
ing in Macon county is still in
committee and will probably not be
acted upon until state-wide ballot
reform measures have been cleared
from the calendar.
Revenue BiU FinUW In How
The revenue bill passed the sec
ond reading in the house Wednes
day and final passage is expected
today (Thursday). It will then go
to the senate where it must pass
three readings on three separate
days. Only one change was made
in the bill as adopted on the first
reading an amendment by Tomp
kins, of Jackson, exempting Bibles
from the .sales tax.-
The senate passed Wednesday
and sent to the house a bill which
prohibits the publication of legal
advertising in newspapers which
have not been published regularly
for 25 of the 26 preceding weeks.
The measure is intended to protect
established newspapers from fly-by-night
A strong effort is being made by
business men of the state to have
an exemptionless sales tax of two
per cent 'substituted for the pres
ent law, but it was defeated in the
house and is thought to have little
chance for adoption.
Two Great Pictures
At Macon Theatre
The. Macon Theatre will present
two of the screen's outstanding at
tractions within the next few days.
The. first will be "Stagecoach,"
which will be shown at 11 o'clock
Friday night and also on Saturday.
This picture stars Claire Trevor
and John Wayne, and is packed
with excitement and adventure
from beginning to end.
On Monday and Tuesday, March
13 and 14, will be shown Mark
Twain's "Huckleberry Finn," with
Mickey Rooney, Walter Connolly,
-William Frawley, Lynne Carver
Rex Ingram and Jo Ann Sayers.
Millions have read this story and
millions love it. It is the greatest
epic of American boyhood a. heart
warming, heart-winning story of
life on the Mississippi. It is 'Mickey
Roohey's first starring production,
and is a feast of humor and ad
Both of these great pictures are
expected to pack the house at each
Mrs. James L. Bryson and son,
Horace, of West's Mill, .spent the
week-end at Cullasaja with their
son and brother, C. Tom Bryson
and Mrs. Bryson.