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VOL. LIV, NO. 13
BE HELD MAY 2
Franklin And Highlands
Will Choose Town
Tuesday, May 2 has been desig
nated as the date for the election
.of a mayor and six aldermen for
the town of Franklin and a
mayor and five commissioners for
the town of Highlands.
The registration books in
Franklin will be open 'at the town
office on three Saturdays, April
8, 15, and 22, and will be closed
at 6 p. m. on April 22. On other
days than Saturday the books, will
be at the home of R. M. Ledford,
who has been appointed registrar.
Zeb Moss and George A. Mash
burn will be judges for the Frank
In Highlands the registration'
books will be opened on April 8
and will close . on April 22. Ted
Crunkleton has been appointed
registrar and Weldon Paul and
Floyd Rogers will be election
In addition to electing a mayor
and commissioners, the Highlands
voters will also pass on the queS'
tion of issuing $8,000 of 6 per cent
general obligation bonds.
No new registration is required
in either Franklin or Highlands
April 22 will be challenge day in
Saturday, April IS, will be the
final date for entries in Franklin
LittU Interest Shown In Franklin
. So far very little interest has
been manifested in the -election irt
Franklin, and no candidates have
announced. The present board con
sists of Guy L. Houk, mayor;
Henry W. Cabe, M. L. Dowdle, W.
W. McConnell, Claude Russell,
John 0.' Harrison and John Bing
ham. The Highlands officials now in
office are as follows : W. S. Davis,
mayor; H. S. Talley, W. H. Cobb,
G. W. Edwards, G. W. Marett
and D. W. ' Wiley.
Here On April 4
. To all parents who have a child
to enter school next fall for the
first time, we are inviting you to
bring your child to the Macon
county health department in the
Higdon building, on April 4 at 9 :30,
for the purpose of receiving a
physical examination to determine
its fitness to enter school. If par
ents are unable to accomuanv child.
11 iiiajr (.vine wiiu uiuci viuiui ui
sister to Franklin school by bus
and be left in the first grade room.
You are also invited to bring
younger children over six months
of age for diphtheria vaccination
A charge of 15 cents will be made
for diphtheria vaccine. There is
no charge for smallpox or typhoid
vaccine. We urge all parents to
have their children immunized
against diphtheria, smallpox and
typhoid before entering school.
This clinic will be conducted by
Dr. Philip G. Padgett, assistant
district health officer; Miss Jose
phine Dixon, R. N., public health
nurse, ' and assisted by the home
hygiene students of Franklin high
Macon County Health Dept.
W. C. Burrell Buys
Lot From A. W. Reid
W. C. Burrell has bought from
A. W. Reid' the lot adjoining the
building of the Burrell Motor com
pany and will have it graded down
to provide additional space for the
display of used cars.
The old residence on the lot is
being torn down and the lumber
It is understood that the proper
ty at the foot of the hill formerly
occupied by the Burrell Motor
company was transferred to Mr.
Reid in the transaction.
Transferred To Sumter
Fred W. Weise, acting assistant
ranger in the Nantahala National
forest's Wayah district since Sep
tember, was transferred Saturday
to the Sumter National forest with
headquarters in Walhalla, S. C
Mr. Weise came to Franklin in
1934 from New York .state. He is
a graduate of-Syracuse university.
His first work in Nantahala Na
tional forest was in timberstead
improvement and timber survey.
Following this, he was placed on
the .supervisor's . staff and put in
charge of the recreational depart
Mr. Weise supervised the building
of the swimming pool, bath house,
nine rearing pools, and the picnic
facilities at Arrowood Glade. He
also drew the plans for Cliffside
lake near Highlands. He supervised
the landscaping for Wayah crest
and helped oversee the building of
the John B. Byrne Memorial tow
er on the summit of Wayah bald.
' During Mr. Weise's stay in
Franklin he was active in the
Franklin chamber of commerce.
William L. Palmer, former rang
er in Sumter National forest, will
report to the Nantahala National
forest offices in Franklin about
April 1. He will be in charge of
the new Tusquitte ranger district,
which embraces a portion of Clay
and Cherokee counties;
FOR 6 REFUGES
Plans Announced For The
Opening Of Streams
For 1939 Season
All .streams in six state-federal
cooperative game refuges, with the
exception of six streams, will be
open for trout fishing in the 1939
season, it has been announced by
C. N. Mease, chief refuge super
Mr. Mease announced the open
dates for fishing on the various
refuges as follows:
Daniel Boone and Mt. Mitchell
areas: May 6-7, 18-19; June 3-4, 15-
16; August 5-6.
Sherwood forest area: May 12, 13
and 14; July 2, 3 and 4; August
4,' 5 and 6.
Standing Indian and Fires Creek
areas:- May 18, 19 and 20; July 3,
4 and 5; August 10, 11 and 1Z
Wayah Bald area: May 29-30;
The plans, as approved, provide
that 2,025 fishermen will be given
the opportunity to fish on a total
of 175 miles of trout streams. The
2,025 fishermen will be distributed
on the areas as follows:
Daniel Boone, 375; Mt. "Mitchell,
400; Sherwood forest, 450; Stand
ing .Indian, 400; Fires Creek, 300;
and Wayah Bald. 100,
Special fishing permits will be
sold at checking stations at the
rate of one dollar per day, this to
be in addition to the regular fish
The streams to .remain closed on
the areas are Linville river on
Daniel Boone area, Lost Cove creek
on Mt.' Mitchell area, the left and
right prongs of Pigeon river on
Sherwood forest area and Dryman
fork and Jones creek in the Stand
ing Indian area.
Square Dance To Be
Given Saturday Night
A .square dance will be given at
the high school gymnasium Satur
day night, April 1, for the benefit
of the Mulberry School lunch room.
Mrs. Harry S. Higgins will be in
charge of the music.
Dancing will begin at 8 o'clock,
and the public is cordially invited
to attend. Ladies will ' be admitted
free and admission for the men
will be .50 cents.
FRANKLIN, N. C. THURSDAY, MARCH
Effort Being Made To
The General Assernbly is acceler
ating the speed of the legislative
machinery this week in an effort
to conclude the session by Satur
day night, but sonic members ex
pressed the opinion that it would
be impossible to reach adjourn
ment before the middle of next
The revenue iand appropriations
measures are out of the way, as
well as several other major bills,
but there still remains a mass of
local legislation to be handled.
It is thought that the bill to pro
vide retirement pay for teachers
will fail to pass at this session, but
a bill was passed by the house and
sent to the senate authorizing the
governor to appoint a five-member
commission to study the feasibility
of establishing a retirement fund
for all state employees including
public school teachers.
Chances are considered good for
the passage of health legislation
including a compulsory blood test
for both parties before marriage.
This is part of the state's anti
It also seems certain that a new
registration will be required before
the 1940 elections and that changes
will be made in the election laws
concerning markers at the polls.
Some appropriations have been
increased by special bills since the
regular appropriation bill was pass
ed, and more are on the calendars,
and it is impossible to give com
plete figures on expenditures for
the next biennium until the as
Mah Stabbed In
Chester Holland, of Pine Grove,
was brought to Angel hospital
Wednesday afternoon suffering
from a stab wound in the chest
said to have been inflicted by Thad
Crane, of Highlands. Holland's con
dition is serious, though he was
said to be somewhat improv.ed this
No particulars are available as
to the cause of the trouble be
tween the two men, but it is said
that they became engaged in an
argument on the street Wednesday
afternoon and the stabbing followed.
Holland was rushed to the hos
pital and Crane was arrested by
Chief Ed Rogers, of Highlands,
and brought to franklin and
lodged in jail. i
Easter Seal Campaign
Gets Under Way
Easter seals will be sold in
Franklin again this year and J. E.
Perry, chairman of the county com
mittee, hopes to exceed the record
of last year.
The sale of Easter seals is spon
sored by the National Society for
Crippled Children and the money
received goes to the support of
the affiliated state societies and
their local or county units. A
large per cent is used locally to
assist crippled children in obtain
ing medical and surgical attention.
Fire Destroys Residence
Of Mrs. Fannie Siler
The residence of Mrs. Fannie
Siler in the Cartoogechaye section
was destroyed by fire last Friday
afternoon, and all furnishings were
also destroyed. It is understood
that the fire caught from blazing
soot from the chimney. There was
Neighbors, friends and business
firms of Franklin contributed lib
erally of furnishings and supplies
to make up for the loss suffered
by the family, and Mrs. Siler de
sires through The Press to ex
tend sincere thanks to all who as
High School Graduating
Otter Creek high school closed
Friday evening, March 24, with the
graduating exercises. Five seniors
received diplomas from the 11th
grade Locke Steppe, Irene Wright,
William Wright, Warren Steppe,
and J. L. McMahan. Irene Wright
was salutatonan, and Locke Steppe
was valedictorian. He also receiv
ed the medal, given by Mrs. Crisp,
of Candler, a former teacher of
Otter Creek school, for the best
record throughout the four years
of high school.
.The literary address was given
by Rev. C. F. Rogers, pastor of
the Baptist church of Franklin.
On Sunday, March 19, Rev. R.
L. Denny preached the baccalau
reate sermon at ihe high school
On Friday morning, March 24,
there were exercises by the primary,
intermediate and grammar grades,
consisting mainly of . songs and
readings. First place, in the reading
contest was won by Cecil Morgan,
of the fourth grade, and second
place by Irene Roper, of the sev
enth grade. She also received the
prize for the best all round record
for the year in the .seventh grade.
Ihe prize for the best record in the
fifth grade was won by Paul Bate
man. Catherine Cross received the
premium for perfect attendance.
Twenty-four students from the
district were promoted to high
school from the seventh grade.
The teachers were Charlotte
Young, principal; Catherine Am
nions, intermediate grades and as
sistant in high school ; William
Crawford, grammar grades; Gladys
Pannell, primary; Jessie Hur9t,
teacher of Fairview extension.
Well Known lot la Lady
Passes At Home
Mrs. Louisa Caroline Sweatman,
72, died at her home at lotla,
Wednesday morning at 1:30 o'clock
following an illness of 11 day.s due
to pneumonia and heart trouble.
She was the daughter of the late
William and Jennie Tallent Jacobs
and was born March 19, 1867. In
early' womanhood she joined the
Methodist church. On September
11, 1895, she married Sam Sweat-
man, of Macon county.
The funeral services were held
this (Thursday) morning at 10
o'clock at the lotla Methodist
church. The pastor, the Rev. Harry
S. Williams, was in charge, assisted
by the Rev. R. F. Mayberry, pastor
of the lotla Baptist church. Burial
was in the church cemetery.
Surviving are her husband; one
daughter, Mrs. Nobia Barnard ; four
grandchildren ; one sister, Miss
Hattie Jacobs, of lotla, and two
brothers, George Jacobs, of lotla,
and James Jacobs, of Gastonia.
Dr. Angel Building
Dr. Edgar Angel is building a
two-car garage, with housekeeping
apartment above, on the lot in the
rear of his Main street building.
He alsq plans to install a steam
heating plant to furnish heat for
the garage and the store of the
Macon Furniture company and
The condition , of C, A. Setser,
who has been critically ill at his
home, in Baird Cove, was reported
this week to be somewhat improved.
Mr.s. J R. Ray has returned to
her home in Hayesville, after
spending the first of the week with
her 1 parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. F.
Cunningham, at their home pn
Franklin Route 1,
$1.50 PER YEAR
County Magistrates Are
Selected For Terms
Of Six Years
In the regular omnibus bill nam
ing justices of the peace for the
various counties in the state which
was introduced in the General As
sembly Saturday, Representative
George B. Patton named the fol
lowing from Macon county for six
Ellijay township : Grady Henry,
Franklin township: W. T. Moore,
J. E. Myers, J. J. Mann, George
Burningtown township: Robert
Parrish. Will Rowland. Arthur
Cartoogechaye township: John
Dalrymple, Dan Sweatman, C. S.
Cowee township: Frank Brown
ing, Fred Moore, Robert Gibson.
Flats township : Earl Dryman.
Highlands township: Porter Pier-
son, C. J. Anderson.
Millshoal township : Harve G.
Cabe, Wayne McCracken.
Nantahala township No. 1 : Luth
Nantahala township No. 2: Mark
Smith's Bridge township: Robert
Stewart, J. E. Cabe, Jim Justice.
Sugarfork township : W. A. Keen
er, Ezra Shook.
The justices named , by Repre
sentative R. A. Patton during the
1937. session of the assembly were
also for six-year terms and those
who qualified at that time will
hold office until their terms ex
pire. Fishing Season Will
Open April 15
By FRED BRYSON
The fishing season is drawing
near, so we want to advise the
would-be pre-season . fishermen to
wait along with the main crowd.
Secure your license and be ready
to cast a fly on the 15th day of
Size limit on trout this year is
six inches " for speckled, and eight
inches for rainbow. Bag limit is
12 of either, or mixed.
Licenses can be bought from the
Franklin Macon County Supply
company; Leach Brothers.
Highlands Highlands Hardware :
J. L. Calloway.
Scaly J. D. Burnette.
Rain'bow Springs Mrs. Frank
. Aquone Luther Jacobs.
Flats Clint May.
Kyle M, V. Morgan.
Secure Permits Before
Burning Off Lands
The danger points for forest firea
is at the top now. We have been
fortunate in keeping down forest
fir.es in most of Macon county dur
ing the past season. Every one must
practice fire control from now on
through spring if we are to keep
fire from our woodlands.
Burning permits must be secured
after March 31, or the law requires
the state to prosecute. Burning per
mits can be secured from the
county warden and also from the
following places :
Scaly J. D. Burnette.
Tellico Robert Ramsey.
Flats Clint May.
Any U. S. forest ranger, assistant
ranger or clerk and all project sup
erintendents of CCC camps.
Follow a few safety rules when
burning and all will be well.
Don't burn when the wind Is
blowing or when the woods are
Don't get out more fire than you
And. be sure, dead sure, your
fire is out when yau leave it