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The Franklin press and the Highlands Maconian. (Franklin, N.C.) 1932-1968, September 28, 1939, Image 1

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Coverage The Press reaches more Macon County residents than any other' news paper. . Established 1885 The Oldest North Carr olina Newspaper West of Buncombe County, PROGRESSIVE LIBERAL INDEPENDENT VOL. L1V, NO. 39 FRANKLIN, N. C. THURSDAY, SEPT. 28, 1939 $1.50 PER YEAR FOOTBALL TEAM STARTS SEASON Locals Lose To Canton In Opening Game Last Friday 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: Pos. Pos. Canton (19 LE Rhymer LT Bob Pitts LG Bill Pitts C W. Cooper Franklin (0) Shepherd LE J. Setzer LT Arvey LG Higgins C Guest KG KG Jacobs KT Clark KE Miller QB Fowler LH Hamlett C. Pennington KT Leatherman RE Honneycutt QB Wilkie LH 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 for adults. 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 dist church. 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 months. 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 Paul Guy. 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, Wm. Roper Macon Veteran Dies In Colorado 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 ans : "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 rado Springs. "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 aid. "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." DEATH CLAMS OLD RESIDENT Mrs. Sallie Lowe Tippett Passes At Home In lotla Section 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. (Bud) Tippett. 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 Calvin Wilson,' 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, Imiteresft 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 peace. 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 low sections. As The World Turns A Brief Survey of Current Events In State. Nation and Abroad. 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. i CHAMPION FIBER INCREASES PAY 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. REFUGEES TEACH IN ASHEVILLE 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. m t FLEET MANEUVERS A dispatch from San Pedro, Calif., reports that 101 ships of the U. S, fleet with over 400 fight- Fixed 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 supervision. 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. MURDERER SENTENCED 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 announced today. 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. Baptists 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. Laney, Brookford. J. C. Pipes will speak at the Franklin Baptist church each day at 3 o'clock. The public is invited. LIBRARY GETS SIX NEW CASES Material Donated, Lions Club Gives Cash Needed 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 be installed. 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. Ministers Conference 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 tend:. 1 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, Brookford. 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, NEW THEATRE BEING BUILT Burrell Building Modern Structure To House Picture Show 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, manager. 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-". ern comforts. 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 or more. 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 East LaPorte. 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 trict, Waynesville. 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 remainder. .'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. Larabee .said. 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,

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