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VOL. L1V, NO. 39
FRANKLIN, N. C. THURSDAY, SEPT. 28, 1939
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Locals Lose To Canton
In Opening Game
The Franklin high school foot
ball team started the season last
Friday night with a game played
on- the Canton field with Canton
high school, which resulted in a
score of 19 to 0 in favor of Canton.
Canton chalked up its first mark
tr in the opening ' period when
Khodarmer climaxed a 70-yard
drive by plunging four yards over
the lifc'e to tally.' Fowler and D.
Hip'ls shared ball-toting duties dur
ing the' drive.
A partially blocked kick, which
Fowler ran to the 15 yard line,
paved the way for the second
touchdown. Hipps took it over
from the one-yard stripe.
A 15-yard pass from Hamlett to
Wyatt in the end zone accounted
for the final tally in the fourth
period. 1). Hipps plunged through
the line for the extra point. '"
The line-up was as follows:
LT Bob Pitts
LG Bill Pitts
C W. Cooper
J. Setzer LT
C. Pennington KT
KH Khodarmer Culver KH
FB U. Hipps Higdon FB
Substitutes for Franklin: Cabe,
Pattillo, Cunningham and Fouts.
To PUy Cornelia Tomorrow
The Franklin Panthers are sche
duled to play the Cornelia team
on the local field tomorrow (Fri
day) afternoon at 3 :30.
Admission will be 15 cents for
high school students and 25 cents
The squad is in good trim for
the game, and it is hoped that a
large crowd will attend.
Mrs. Ho ward; 75
Dies At Otto Tuesday
Mrs. Nancy Adaline Howard, 75,
died at her home at Otto on
Tuesday evening at 8 o'clock fol
lowing an illness of nine months.
Death was caused from paralysis.
Mrs. Howard was born in Ma
con county on January 1, 1864,
and has lived her entire life in
the county. She was married to
George Howard, of Otto, and was a
member of the Mulberry Metho
Funeral services were held on
Wednesday afternoon .at 3:30
o'clock at the Mulberry Methodist
church, with the Rev. J. C. Swaim,
pastor, officiating. Interment was
in the church cemetery.
Surviving are the husband,
George Howard; three daughters,
.Misses Carrie and Georgia How
ard, of Dillard, Ga., Route 1, and
Mrs. Roy Walters,, of Sappho,
Wash.; four sons, Ze-b Howard,
of California; Fred Howard, of
British Columbia; John and Tom
Howard, of Dillard, Ga., Route 1,
and five grandchildren.
Funeral For Miss Guy
Held At Cowee
Funeral services for Miss Mar
garet Jennie Guy, 54, were held
Saturday afternoon at the Cowee
Baptist church. The Rev. R. F.
Mayberry, pastor, was in charge of
the ,services, assisted by the -Rev.
. L. Roberts, pastor of the Frank
lin Methodist church.
Miss Guy died Friday morning,
following an illness of .several
Miss Guy, daughter of the late
George and Margaret Sweatman
Guy, was a member of the Snow
Hill Methodist church. She had
made her home in Macon county
all of her life.
Pallbearers were : T. M. Rickman,
S. C. Leatherman, Will Rickman,
Fred McGaha, Bob Rickman and
Surviving are three sisters, Mrs.
K. D. Sisk, FYanklin; Mrs. Birdcll
Kepley, Winston-Salem, and Mrs,
Minnie Duvall, Almond, and two
brothers, Fred Guy, of Asheville,
and F'urman, of Etna,
Band Meeting To Be
Held October 4
The members of the Franklin
band and all who are interested
in the organization are urged to
attend a meeting at the agricul
tural building on next Wednesday
night, October 4.
A. W. Freeman, teacher and
leader from Murphy, will be pres
ent at the- meeting, and it is
hoped that it will be passible to
get practice i tar ted right away,
Macon Veteran Dies In
The following clipping has come
to us from a Colorado Springs
newspaper that touchingly de
describes the last days and the
death of ont of Macon county's
last surviving Confederate veter
"A bent old man who three quar
ters of a century ago fought for
the Stars and Bars in the army of
the Confederacy and who six weeks
ago came west for the prime pur
pose of dying, Thursday had been
granted his last wish burial be
side the body of his wife in Colo
"He was William Roper, 95J4
years old, whose- home was in
Franklin, N. C, and who fought
with Robert E. Lee through most
of the Civil war.
"He died. Monday at the home
of his daughter, Mrs. James F.
Kane in Beaver l'ark, northesl of
Penrose. To the last he kept stead
fast his dislike, or dread, or doc
torsparticularly 'damn Yankee'
doctors and with death staring
him in the face, refused medical
"On July 16 the aged, silver
haired old man alighted from a
train at Colorado Springs. Police
officers kindly offered him help,
found he had come west 'to die'.
" '1 kind of had a . feeling I
might not last long,' he told of
ficers. 'My wife's buried out here
and when my time comes I want
to be with her.'
"His daughter in Beaver Park
was notified and took him to her
home. The old southern veteran
only one in Fremont county fail
ed gradually in health. And Mon
day evening he died.
"Because he had no medical at
tention, the Fremont county cor
oner's office was notified. Coroner
Dr. W. T. Little released the body
to a Colorado Springs mortuary.
"And Thursday a stooped and
weary old . man's final wish was
carried out. His casket was lower
ed into a grave that adjoined that
of his wife."
Mrs. Sallie Lowe Tippett
Passes At Home In
Mrs. Sallie Lowe Tippett, 95,
died at her home, in the .lotla
section Wednesday morning about
1 o'clock, following an illness of
more than one year. Death was
Caused from old age and compli
cations. "Aunt Sallie," as she was known
to hundreds of relatives and
friends, was born December 9,
1843, being 95 years, nine months
and 18 days old. She was. the old
est woman in Macon county,
where she has lived all her life.
Mrs. Tippett was the daughter
of the late Nathan and Betty
Lowe, one of the pioneer settlers
of this county. She joined the
Cowee Baptist church in early
girlhood, and was the oldest mem
ber of that church. She was a
devout Christian, a good mother
and neighbor, and will , be great
ly missed in her 1 neighborhood.
She was the widow of W. D.
Funeral services were held at
the Cowee Baptist church on Wed
nesday, afternoon at 3 o'clock. The
Rev. R. F. Mayberry, pastor, was
in charge of the services. Inter
ment was in the church cemetery.
The pallbearers were : Sam Gib
son, Lee Mason, Marvin Pickens,
George Brendlc, Ralph West and
Surviving arc two sons, Henry
and Robert Tippett, of lotla; two
daughters, Mrs. Ingle Cope, of
Gay, Jackson county, and Mrs. J.
Bass Hurst, of lotla; eight grand
children and 'six great-grandchildren.
St. Agnes Ladies To
Hold Rummage Sale
The ladies of St. Agnes church
will hold a rummage sale on Sat
urday, October 7, in the Thomas
produce ' store on Main street.
Warm coats, shoes and other cloth
ing will be on sale.
Notice To Members
Of Garden Club
Those members of the Garden
Club who plan to attend the meet
ing next Monday afternoon are
asked to meet at the Franklin
Methodist church at 1 :30 p. m.,
where cars will be available to
convey them to the home of Mrs.
J, E. S. Thorpe at Caihien,
President Roosevelt Delivers Strong Message Asking
Repeal Of Arms Embargo Bill Drawn by Senator
George Faces Hard Fight Poland Divided
Neutral Nations Threatened.
In view of the fact that all of!
the . nations of Europe seem like
ly to be involved in the war now
raging, interest in' . ' the United
States centers upon congress and
the action that will be taken to
keep us out of the struggle.
President Roosevelt delivered to
congress last Thursday what
many believe to have" been the
ablest message -of his career. The
President asked for the repeal of
the embargo clause of the present
neutrality act, atid proposed a
cash and carry system, the barring
of all credit to warring powers,
and also barring American citizens
from the zone of hostilities. He
stated that in his candid judgment
the nation could be kept neutral,
and that the repeal of the embar
go would aid in the efforts for
A bill has been drawn by Sena.-J
tor- Walter George, of Georgia,
which it is thought will meet the
views of the administration and
will also be acceptable to many
opponents of repeal. But a long
fight is expected to be made by
Senators Borah, Clark, Johnson,
Nye, Lafollette and other bitter
foes of repeal. ,It will probably be
a month or six weeks before ac
tion is taken.
The conquest of Poland seems
to be practically complete, with
the surrender of Warsaw which
occurred Wednesday. The country
has been divided between Germany
and Russia, Russia getting about
two-thirds, which ,is mainly agri
cultural, while Germany takes the
remaining third, consisting of the
rich industrial areas.
On the western front the heavy
artillery duels . continue and the
French have made some advances
into German territory. The Magi
not and Siegfried lines are still
intact, and . it is admitted that
neither can be broken without a
terrible sacrifice of men.
The Germans are massing troops
at points, and there is fear that
they will attempt to swing around
the end of the Maginot line and
invade France through Belgium.
Both Belgium and Holland are
fully mobilized and ready to re
sist any attempt to violate their
neutrality. They are also prepared
to open their dikes and flood the
As The World Turns
A Brief Survey of Current Events In State. Nation
CHEROKEE COUNTY FAIR
Crowds are attending the Chero
kee county fair at Murphy this
week, where more than 1,UU0 dif
ferent exhibits represent every
class of production in five counties
in this section of North Carolina,
Tennessee and Georgia.
COTTON MILLS REOPEN
The M artel Mills near Asheville
in the Wood fin section, which
have been shut down for nearly a
year will begin operation in two
weeks, it U announced. The mills
which manufacture sheeting and
yarn will employ 400 persons.
A five per cent increase in wages
and salaries has been announced
by the Canton' branch tf the Cham
pion Paper and Fiber company
due to. better business conditions.
Asheville Teachers' College has
on its staff two German Jewish
refugees, Miss Hilda Weiss, Ph.D.,
of Frankfort, and Miss Ann Hoff
man. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
FORMED IN MURPHY
About 100 business men, mer
chants, and other interested citi
zens of Murphy met in the Chero
kee county courthouse Monday
night and organized a city cham
ber of commerce. C. 1). Mayficld
was elected president.
A dispatch from San Pedro,
Calif., reports that 101 ships of
the U. S, fleet with over 400 fight-
Italy is still neutral, but the
Italian press is assailing the pro
posed repeal of the arms embargo
by the United States as an effort
to aid Britain and France,' and
Mussolini is advising all power.s
to make peace and leave Germany
and Russia in possession of Poland.
Conferences are being held in
Moscow between Russian officials,
the German foreign minister and
representatives of Turkey, and it
is feared that an accord will be
reached between these powers
which . will result in a further
spread of hostilities.
Turkey controls the Dardanelles,
the only entrance to the ' Black
Sea, and the Dardanelles cannot
be forced, as England found at an
awful cost during the World War.
Turkey also has strong influence
over the Arab population in Pales
tine, Syria and other sections of
the near East, and could give
much trouble to Great Britain and
France in their colonies and pro
tectorates. A mas.s attack of German planes
upon a squadron of British war
ships Wednesday resulted in a
complete victory for the British,
and seems to prove what naval ex
perts have been claiming, that air
craft is ineffective against battle
ships. Indications point to an agreement
between Germany and Russia
whereby the two countries will at
tempt to divide or control all of
the continent of Europe except
France and Italy, and Italy is ex
pected to be offered a .share of
the spoils. - Finland, Latvia and
Estonia will probably go to Rus
sia, and Germany expects to take
over Rumania and to control Hun
gary. The remaining small powers
may be allowed their own govern
ments under German or Russian
Hitler is said to be preparing
another peace offer based upon his
victory in Poland and using the
German army as a club to force
submission to his terms. He knows
that the offer will he refused, but
it will enable him to tell his' own
people that he offered peace, and
that France and England must
bear the blame for the continua-
I tion of the war..
ing planes put to sea Tuesday for
four days of secret maneuvers.
Charles Jefferson, who confessed
slaying a 17-year-old moviestruck
school-girl, was convicted Wednes
day in West Palm Beach, Fla., of
first degree murder without, a rec
ommendation of mercy. The death
sentence is mandatory.
CARTER CLASS IMPROVING
Senator Carter Glass, who has
been ill, is much better, a bulletin
PAN AMERICAN CONFERENCE
At the Pan-American Conference
meeting in Panama Under-Secretary
Welles, of the stale depart
ment urged the republics to resist
all aggression, offering economic
help to soften the European war's
(Continued on Pag Eight)
Old And New
A recent sight on Main street
is one that perhaps cannot be
duplicated within the experiences
of this motorized age. We are
still accustomed to the team
of horses, and, if we go back
into the country a few miles
the yoke of oxen is not a rare
sight, but to witness the use
of horse power, oxen power and
tractor power all operating on
one project is unique. The ex
cavations for a building in the
business section of Franklin
were recently being made by
mean of a team of mules, a
yoke of oxen and a gasoline
tractor working side by side.
To Conduct Fellowship
Revivals In County
The Rev. J. C. Pipes, a worker
of the Stale Baptist Board, will
direct .. Fellowship Revivals in the
following Baptist churches in Ma
con county October 2-0.
Coweta, Cowee, Franklin, High
lands, Holly Springs, lotla, Liberty,
Oak Grove, Pleasant Hill, Ridge
crest, Sugarfork, Tel'lico and Wa
tauga. The fallowing preachers will
speak each night at tlie' above
churches, at 7:30 p. in.:
J. C. Pipes, Wcavcrwlle; M. L.
Lewis, Flat Rock; W. N. Cook,
Webster; Frank Leatherwood,
Waynesville; Edgar Willax, Suit ;
W. H. Covert, Weaverville; H. M.
Hocutt, Sylva; Hobart Rogers,
Mars Hill; P. L. McMahan, Boon-
lord; E. Pink White, Rutherford-
ton; C. C. Prince, Bostick; W. C.
J. C. Pipes will speak at the
Franklin Baptist church each day
at 3 o'clock. The public is invited.
SIX NEW CASES
Material Donated, Lions
Club Gives Cash
At the regular meeting of the
Lions Club. Monday evening in
Cagle's Cafe the 20 members pres
ent voted unanimously, to pay from
the treasury of the club the
amount necessary to cover the
cash outlay in connection with the
construction of six new bookcases
which have been installed in the
public library. The new cases will
hold about 1,500. books.
The library has received so
many new books within the past
few weeks that more shelves had
become a real necessity, and Miss
Lassie Kelly and others contacted
the business men of the town who
were very generous in the dona
tion of time and material. The
Zickgraf Hardwood company gave
the chestnut lumber, the Franklin
Hardware company donated var
nish, Reeves Hardware company
furnished nails and material for
the backs, the Macon Furniture
company, did the hauling, A. W.
Reid's cabinet shop gave a day
and half of labor toward building
the cases, and Potts woodworking
shop" gave the use of their shop
and machinery. The six -bookcases
cost $30.00, three-fourths of which
was donated, and the remainder
was paid by the Lions Club.
The Lions Club sometime ago
took up the matter of a traffic
light at the intersection of the
Georgia and Murphy roads, and
the town board has ordered if to
Bible Class Will
Have Rummage Sale
The F. S. Johnston Bible Class
of the Franklin Methodist church
will hold a rummage sale on Sat
urday, September 30, in the Cun
ningham building adjoining the
Franklin Hardware store. All kinds
of clothing and household articles
will be on sale.
To Be Held Monday
The Baptist ministers of Macon
county will meet at the Franklin
Baptist church next Monday, Oc
tober 2, at 11 a. m.
The following visitors from other
associations are expected to at
The Rev. J. C. Pipes, Weaver
ville; the Rev. M. L. , Lewis, F'lat
Rock; the Rev. W. N. Cook, Web
ster; the Rev. Frank Leather
wood, Waynesville; the Rev. Ed
gar Willax, Suit; Dr. W. H. Cov
ert, Weaverville; the Rev. H. M.
Hocutt, Sylva; the Rev. Hobart
Rogers, Mars Hill; the Rev. P. L.
McMahan, Boonford; E. Pink
White, Rutherfordton ; C. C.
Prince, Bostick, and W. C. Laney,
The ladies of the Franklin Bap
tist church will serve lunch.
Bennett Reunion Held
At Rabun Gap Sunday
The Bennett reunion was held
Sunday at the home of George
Bennett at Rabun Gap, Ga., with a
large crowd attending. This was
the second reunion to be held
since organization in November.
The next reunion will be held
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Rob
ert Bennett, on lotla, the first
Sunday in September 1940.
A large crowd of , the Bennett
relatives from Macon county at
tended thii reunion Sunday,
Burrell Building Modern
Structure To House
W. C. Bun-ell announced' Wed
nesday that the new building under
construction on the lot adjoining
the Chevrolet Motor company's
headquarters will be occupied by
the Macon Theatre, Clyde. Gailey,
The building which is being con
structed of brick and tile, 45 by
145 feet, and two stories high is
expected to be ready for occu
pancy before the end of the year.
Two small stores will occupy the
front on either side of a foyer
leading to the theatre in the rear,
Mr. Burrell stated. The seating
capacity will be 000, including a
balcony -for the accomodation of
colored people. The auditorium is
to be well equipped with all mod-".
Jesse Keener, contractor, is in
charge of the building operations.
Masons Honor Four
Half Century Members
A meeting of Masons of the 41st
district was held at the Masonic
hall in Franklin un Tuesday eve
ning of last week, September 19,
to honor those who have been
members of the order for 50 years
The 41st district includes the
lodges at Sylva, Dillsboro, Frank
lin, Highlands, Glenville and East
LaPorte, and there were 60 mas
ons present at the meeting.
There were four members hon
ored on this occasion Dr. F. T.
Smith, of Franklin; R. F. Jarrett,
of Dillsboro; M. Buchanan, Sr., of
Sylva, and John A. Hooper, of
Among those present were Grand
Marshal Cylde Jarrett, of Andrews;
District Deputy Grand Master M.
Y. ' Jarrett, of the 41st district,
Dillsboro, and District Deputy
Grand Master Hosaflook, 42nd dis
Refreshments were served dur
ing the evening by members of
the Franklin lodge.
Franklin And Gastonia
Break Even Saturday
The Franklin baseball team
traveled the 168 miles to Gastonia
last Saturday for two games with
the boys who have been to Frank
lin twice this season.
The first game, with Johnny
Wayne pitching, went to Gastonia
by a score of 5 to 0, Ralph
Womack caught part of this game
and George Jonah, of Asheville
.'The second game was won by
Franklin, the score 'being 3 to 2.
Frank Higdon was on the mound
for Franklin, with Jonah catching.
The Gastonia team provided
board and lodging for the Frank
lin boys and provided a big fish
.supper after the game. All who
went on the trip speak highly of
the treatment received in Gastonia.
Clark' Chapel' Win. at Otto
In a game played on the athletic
field at the Otto CCC camp Sun
day afternoon Clark's Chapel de
feated the CCC team by a score
9 to 5.
Macon Will Receive
Student Aid Funds
Macon county has been assigned
$200 of the monthly allotment of
$8,000 to Western North ' Carolina
colleges and high schools of Na
tional Youth Administration funds,
N. C. Larabee, state assistant on
student aid has announced.
Allotments are based on: (1)
youth population distribution; (2)
special needs of particular localities
or regions; (3 availability of
school facilities; (4) past use of
funds and (5) total amount avail
able for the state.
In the high schools the figure
representing the total number of
youths, in a unit, is multiplied by
$6 which gives the total allotment ,
figure for the ,city or county, Mr.
Future Farmers Elect
Officers For Year
The Franklin chapter of Future
Farmers of America met Tuesday
and elected officer for the year.
The following were elected : Roy
Fouts, president; Wayne Bradley,
vice-president; Bob McClure, sec
retary; Lyle Shepherd, treasurer,
and Mr. Whitmire, adviser.
There are 76 members in the
chapter, the largest enrollment
since agriculture has been taught.
The chapter has made many im
provements in their classrooms as
the boys have painted them, made
a magazine file and a bulletin file,