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VOL. LIV, NO. 16
FRANKLIN, N. C. THURSDAY, APRIL 20, 1939
$1.50 PER YEAR
Advisory Body Selected
By County Board Of
The county .board. '-of education,
C. Tom 'Bryson, chairman; W. E.
Mozeley," J as. , W. Houser, Mrs.
Fred Slagle and" Miss-Lassie Kelly,
met in a called session Wednesday
evening, April 12, arid apixinted
district committees for the follow
ing districts :
District No, 1, including all white
schools in Franklin, Mill Shoal, El
lijay, Sugarfork, .Smiths Bridge,
Cartoogechaye, Burningtown and
Cowee Will Waldroop, Gordon
Moore and Frank Browning.
District ' No. 2, including all
schools in Nantahala township Mrs.
O. C. Hall, Geo. Stepp and Clint
District No. 3, including the
schools ,, at "Highlands; and Scaly
Porter Pierson; Roy .Phillips and
C. J. Anderson. "' ;
Colored school Joe Stewart, An
drew "Kay and Mrs. Viola Lenoir.
Paragraph 2, Sec. 7, of the school
machinery , act defining the duties
of district committees is as fol
;, lows : ' '. ...
'""The district committee shall elect
the principals of the schools of the
district, subject to the ' approval of
the county superintendent .of
schools and the county board of
education. The principals of the
district shall nominate and the dis
trict committees shall elect teach
ers for all the schools of the dis-
tritts- subject W 'theTappreval- of
the ,county superintendent "of
schools and the county .board of
Advisory committees for each, in
dividual school in the county were
' also "appointed. The school law pro
viding for the appointment of these
"The county board of education
may appoint an advisory committee
of three mehibers for each; school
building in .said school district,"who
: shall care ' for the school property
and perform such other duties as
' may be defined by the county board
Franklin J. A. Flanagan, Mrs;
- A. R, Higdon, Ras Penland.
Iotla W. L. Ramsey, W." B.
'Bennett, J as . Swafford.
Olive Hill Sam Sweatman, Bill
Barnard, Walter Campbell.
Clarks Chapel Mrs. Joe Daves,
', Mich Brown, W. D. Keener.
Union Fritz Henderson, Wilber
Teague, J. W. Addington.
Maple Springs Zeb Shope, J. L.
Sanders, Geo. Farmer.
Holly Springs Mrs. Jerry Frank
lin, Ad Kinsland, Harve Cabe.
Watauga Frank Baily, Jud Mor
gan, Jas. Guest.
:; Oak Ridge Buford Downs, Jini
Norton, Mrs. J. GHigdon.
Mountain Grove Parker Adams,
Jno. Taylor, J. M. Corbin.
Ellijay C. G. Mincey, Grady
Henry, Lawson Shook.
Higdonville Harley Stewart, Lp
rentz Moses, Joe Higdon.
Salem L. L. Holland, W. M.
Bryson, Prelo Dryman.
Mashburn Branch Andy Sorrells,
Lennie Horn, .Ben Gibson.
Pine Grove A. B. Potts, C. W.
Henderson, Luther Holland.
Walnut Creek Mrs, Fay Mash
burn, Wm. Keener, Ed Crisp, y
Buck Creek-Ezra Shook, Dock
Rogers, Fred Moss.
Gold Mine Joe Dendy, Montgom
ery McCoy, Jno. Fulton.
' Mulberry Columbus Vinson, Andy
Lee Howard, Tom McDowell.
Academy Jno. Conley, Leonard
Myers, Wm. Carpenter.
Hickory Knoll Jay Van Gray,
" E. B. Hoglan, Rimer Stiles. ,
Lower Tesenta Bas Picklesimer,
Claud Conley, Jim Justice. '
'Upper Tesenta Claud Patterson,
' Jno. Brown, Len Stiwinter.
Mountain View Jeff Ramey,
v (Continued on Pg Four)
J. M. Broughton
To Deliver Commencement
Address Friday Night
Hon. J. M. Broughton, prominent
attorney of Raleigh, will deliver
the commencement address at the
closing exercises of the Franklin
school Friday night, and it is ex-
HON. J. M. BROUGHTON
pected that a large crowd will turn
out to hear him.
Mr. Broughton is superintendent
of the Tabernacle Baptist Sunday
school in " Raleigh, and has long
been a leader in civic affairs in
the state capital. He stands high
in the legal profession and was
president of the state bar associa
tion in,. 1936. In 1927 and 1929 he
was a member of the state senate
from Wake county, and is noted
for his interest in everything per
taining to education.
Voters To Chose Mayor,
On May 2
The town of Highlands is having
a very warm municipal campaign,
with four candidates in the field
for mayor and 10 for the board of
The candidates for mayor are:
W. W. Edwards, W. H. Cobb, A.
G. Spencer and Sam Wilson.
For commissioner : G. D. Ed
wards, Harvey Talley, G. W. Ma
rett, R. D. Rogers, James C. Mell,
E. H. Brown, Dan Henry, George
Cleaveland, J. E. Root and S. C.
Creswell. The three first named
are members of the present board.
The election will be held on May
2, and it is presumed that the hours
and regulations will be the same as
W. S. Davis is now mayor of
Highlands and Thad Smith clerk.
Funeral Friday For
William Carey Queen
Funeral services for William Carey
Queen, eight, were held at 3 o'clock
Friday afternoon at the Cowee
Baptist church. The Rev. R. F.
Mayberry, pastor, was . in charge,
assisted by the Rev. W. L. Bradley,
Baptist minister of the Oak Grove
community. Interment was in the
William Carey died in Angel hos
pital Friday morning at 3:30o'clock
following an operation for a rup
tured appendix Tuesday afternoon.
He had been ill at his home at
West's Mill for several days before
entering the hospital.
Surviving are his parents Mr.
and Mrs. Derald Queen ; one broth
er, R. D.; two sisters, Cora 'Ann
and Louree Queen, all of West's
Mill, and his grandparents, Mr.
and Mr.s. W. M. Queen and Mrs.
Carey Hall. .'.
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Dockets Short And Work
Macon county superior court con
vened Monday morning with Judge
Zeb. V. Nettles, of Asheville, pre
siding and Solicitor, John M. Queen
on hand to look after the interests
of the state. 1
The following were sworn in as
grand jurors: 11. G. Cabe, foreman;
Ben E. Gi-bson, E. M. Fox, Steve
Duvall, Lawrence Ledbetter, John
Conley, J. M. Willis, J. I). Brendle,
Tom L. Sanders, A. . A. Adams,
Geo. Stan field, Joe McGaha, Harley
B. Mason, W. A. Justice, W. B.
Bennett, Carl Vinson, Denver Hol
land and R. C. .Anderson.
Judge Nettles delivered an able
charge to the grand jury, after
which the ' criminal calendar was
taken .up. The docket was very
light, practically all cases being
misdemeanors, and these occupied
the court until Tuesday noon when
Judge Nettles ordered adjournment
until Wednesday in order that he
might go home to . vote in the
Asheville city election.
Court convened again on Wed
nesday morning and the remaining
criminal cases were soon disposed
of. The civil docket was immediate
ly taken lip and was finished Wed
nesday afternoon, several cases be
ing postponed on account of the ill
ness of attorneys and for other
causes. A few motions and other
routine, ma t.te,r&, pifet beard .by r the
judge on Thursday mo'rning.
There was a rather unusual oc
currence Tuesday after the trial of
a case against John Williams and
Alvin Stewart on a charge of
breaking and entering. The jury
found Williams not guilty and fail
ed to agree in regard to Stewart.
After this verdict was announced
the judge sternly lectured the jury
and discharged them for the term.
The, case against Stewart was tried
again Wednesday morning and he
was found guilty of receiving stolen
goods and sentenced to 12 months
on the roads.
There were few jury trials, pleas
of guilty being entered in most of
the misdemeanor cases, and the de
fendants received fines and light
This was one of the shortest
court terms held in the county in
several years, the total time oc
cupied being only two and a half
Baptist Rally To Be
Held At Bryson City
A men's rally of laymen and
ministers of Baptist - churches of
Haywood, Jackson, Swain, Macon,"
Clay and Cherokee counties will be
held in the Bryson City Baptist
church on Sunday, April" 30, begin
ning at 2 p. m. Rev. E. F. Baker,
pastor of the First Baptist church,
of Andrews, will be the principal
speaker. Rev. Fred Forrester, of
Cullowhee, will conduct the devo
tionals. " . ' ,
A .specimen brotherhood program
will be, put on by the Bryson City
Baptist Brotherhood. The male
quartet of the First' Baptist church,
of Asheville, will be present and
render several selections. Other
singing groups will .sing at the
This meeting is sponsored by the
Bryson City Baptist Brotherhood.
Mckinley Edwards, president of the
brotherhood, 'will preside. A. L.
Smiley, .superintendent of Sunday
schools of the Tennessee River
Baptist association, will be the
song leader. Lawson Cooke, general
secretary of the Baptist Brother
hood of the .south, has been invited
to attend, as well as several other
state and regional Baptist leaders.
An attendance of from 500 to
1000 is expected.
Mrs. Cloer, 72
Passes At Home Of Son
Mrs. Annie Laura Anderson
Cloer, 72, died at 1 o'clock last
Friday afternoon at the home of
her son, the Rev. George A. Cloer,
in the Watauga community, after
an illness of five years. Death was
due to heart ailment and complica
tions. Mrs. Cloer was a daughter of the
late J. B. and Eliza Anderson. She
was born in Macon county on Oc
tober 8, 1866, and had been a mem
ber of the Cartoogechaye Baptist
church since girlhood.
On December, 23, 1881, she was
married to Jacob Mi Cloer, of
Funeral services were l)eld at the
Watauga Baptist church on Satur
day afternoon. The Rev. J. 1. Vin
son, a Baptist minister of Dillard,
Ga., route 1, was in charge of the
services. Interment was in the
The following grandsons were the
pallbearers: Thad, R. L., Kenneth,
Andrew, Robert and Carl Cloer,
Preileu Angel and Clifford Dills. .
Surviving are the husband; three
sons, the Rev. George A. Cloer, of
Franklin Route 4; W. T. and
Charles Cloer, of Cashiers ; three
daughters, Mrs. Hez Dills and Mrs.
Carl Angel, of Franklin Route ' 1,
and Mrs. Milburn Rogers, of Hazel
wood; 46 grandchildren , and 23
15 ENTER FOR
Two Candidates In Race
For Mayor And 13
Two candidates for mayor and
13 for aldermen qualified before the
entries closed Saturday afternoon
at the town office in Franklin.
A mayor and six aldermen are
to be elected, and the election will
be held Tuesday, May 2.
George Mashburn and Zeb Moss
will be judges, and the polls will
open at 7 a. m. and close at sun
down. Saturday will be the last day for
registration, and all those whose
names are1 not on the registration
books should see the registrars on
Following are . the candidates in
the order of filing, and as the
names will appear on the official
For mayor G. L. Houk, J. Frank
Fbr aldermen W. W. McConnell,
John Bingham, J. O. Harrison, C.
B. Russell, H. W. Cabe, M. L.
Dowdle, W. F. Curtis, E. Tim Cal
loway, Ben McCoHum, W. W. Sloan,
J. A. Palmer, T. W. Angel, Jr.,
Forest Streams To Be
Opened For Fishing
It has been announced by Forest
Supervisor Charles Melichar that
certain .streams within the coopera
tive wildlife management areas in
the Nantahala national forest will
be open for fishing during the 1939
fishing seasons. The following open
dates have been set for the differ
ent streams: Fires Creek and trib
utaries, and Nantahala River and
tributaries May 18, 19, 20; July 3,
4, 5; August 10, 11, 12." Shope Fork
and Ball Branch Coweeta Experi
mental Forest) and Wayah Creek
and tributaries May 29, 30; June
23, 24; July 28, 29.
All streams on government land
within these areas will be opened
with the exception of Jones Creek
and Dryman Fork. Both these
streams are within the Standing
Indian area and are kept closed be
cause of the small fish that were
planted during the 1938 planting
Principal And Some Of
Teachers Chosen By
The school committee for District
No. 1, which includes all white
schools in Franklin, Mill Shoal,
Ellijay, Sugarfork, Smith's Bridge,
Cartoogechaye, Burningtown and
Cowee, met' Wednesday night to
consider the selection of teachers.
Will Waldroop, who was appointed
to the committee by the board of
education, is understood ' to have
resigned, and the committee now
consists of Gordon Moore, of
Franklin, and Frank Browning, of
Etna, with one place to be filled.
W. H. Finley, who has been serv
ing as vocational agriculture teach
er, was elected1 as principal of
Franklin schools, succeeding J. R.
Wells, and the following were re
elected as members of the faculty
of the high school: Miss Katherine
Porter, English; Mrs. Helen Ma
con, history; Miss Annie Bailey,
commercial; Mrs. Marie Palmer
Stewart, history and English. Nine
members of the high school fac
ulty were not reelected and these
vacancies will be filled later.
The following elementary teach
ers were reelected: Mrs. Elizabeth
C. Guffey, Mrs. Joyce Cagle, Mrs.
Kate H. Williams, Mrs. Elsie W.
Franks, Mrs. Pearl Hunter, Mi&s,
Margaret Slagle, Miss Edna M.
Jamison, Mrs. Lola P. Barrington,.
Mrs. Margaret Ramsey, Miss May
berl Moody and Mrs. Bertha C.
Smart," with one vacancy to be
The vacancies in the Franklin
schools will be filled and principals
and teachers for the other schools
in the district will be elected at a
later meeting of the committee, and
this list will be published as soon
High School Promotions
The following pupils in Highlands
and Nantahala districts passed the
seventh grade test and were pro
moted to high school. These pupils
were not included in the list pub
lished last week:
Virginia Burnette, Maggie May
Crane, Marie Houston, Marie Mc
Call, Helen Miller, Leona Norton,
Wilma Owen, Edna Phillips, . Dor
othy Rogers, Helena Speed, Flor
ence Waller, Ellie Wilson, Bidd
Burton, James Gibson, J. C. Hicks,
Dan Hughes, Christopher McCall,
Ted McConnell, Ernest McQure,
Herbert Paul, Edwin Penland, Roy
Potts, Wayne Reese, Joe Waller.
Elsie Hembree, Leora Boone,
Ethel Bateman, Christine Denny,
Ruth Lee, Eloise Morgan, Irene
Roper, Ruth Roper, Edward Mor
gan, Howard McMahan, Dessie
Waldroup, Lucy Bateman, Hubert
Bateman, Johnnie Wood, Joe Neal,
Joe Evans, Jewel . Haney, Laura
Jean Baldwin, Nellie Evans, R. L.
Russell, Jr., Vivian Jacobs, Inez
Dewberry,. Jeff Lambert. "
S. S. Association To
Meet At Coweta
The Macon County Baptist Sun
day school convention will meet
with the Coweta Baptist church on
April 23 at 2:30 o'clock p. m. The
program will be as follows:
Devotional Guy Paul, Highlands.
Roll Call and Offering.
How. to Plan for and Conduct a
Sunday School Study Course
J. H. Stockton, Franklin.
Special Music Walter Dalton,
Special Message Rev. N. E. Hol-
R. F, Mayberry,
:U' . President.