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VOL. LVI, NO. 14
A Cowee School Hearing
In Murphy AprO 10th
Restraining Order Signed
By Judge Alley Delays "
A restraining order was grant
ed on March 26 by Judge Felix E.
Alley of the 20th Judicial District
to a group of citizens' of Cowee
township versus the Board .of Edu
cation, of -Macon county in con
nection with the building of the
proposed consolidated school on
the lot that has been purchased
.by the school board.
A hearing lias been called be
fore Judge Alley on April it), in
Murphy, .at 10 a. m., when the de
fendant is required to appear to
show cause "why this order shall
not fee continued to the final hear
The plaintiffs, who claim to rep
resent 120 citizens, of -Cowee , town
ship who hav signed a petition
to change the location of the pro-'
posed school building, petition the
judge in the complaint that tire
Board of Education be restrained
from any further proceeding to
wards the erection of the school
house until the matter can be plac
ed before the incoming school
board. The term of office of the
members of the present board will
expire on the first Monday in
April, 1941. ' I
Among the contentions of the
plaintiff set forth in. the order,
are the claims that the site pur
chased by. the school board is
not a suitable or central location
j'or the purpose, and that four
other sites are offered, any one
of which would be donated for
the purpose. It is also claimed
that there are certain defects in
the title of the site secured.
It has been learned that the site
in question is a tract of 6.73 acres
on C. S. Highway, 28, including
part of the property formerly oc
cupied 'by the CCC camp that was
located near the West's Mill com
munity. A prominent citizen of
West's Mill stated to a representa
tive of the Press that an answer
would be filed answering the com
plaint on every count.
It is stated that the site in ques
tion has been approved by Harry
Allison, construction engineer of
Asheville district of WPA. The
proposed building, which is to be
constructed by WPA, lias beem
estimated to cost around the sum
It was learned that there is
considerable difference of opinion
among citizens and school, patrons
in regard to the location of the
Franklin Terrace is making 'tx-r
tensive improvements and additions
in preparation for the coming sea
son, according to H. H. Hirsch,
"We are building four two-room
cottages ori the grounds, equipped
with electric water heaters, the .uv
tenor finished with worm-eaten
chestnut," Said Mr. Hirsch when
interviewed yesterday, 'Two rooms
in the small cottage will be made
serviceable, through adding baths
and refinishing,' adding 10 beds in
all to the hotel's capacity. The
dining room, pantry and kitchen
facilities are being enlarged to
accomodate the extra number of
Mr. and Mrs. Hirsch purchased
the Franklin Terrace three years
ago, making ertensive improve
ments to buildings and grounds at
that time. They find that their
increased patronage demands addi
tional accomodations for guests.
The large grounds admit the build
ing of separate cottages so much
in demand by. many summer vis
itor,, Holy Week Services
At St. Agnes Church
Holy week services at St. Agnes
Episcopal church will be as fol
lows: Palm Sunday, April 6, 11
a. m. Holy Communion and ser
mon'; Monday through Thursday,
5:30 p. m., litany and meditation;
Good Friday, 12 to 3 p. m. Medi
tations on the seven words from
the cross, with prayers and hymns.
AH are invited to attend the whole
or part of this service. Any may
feel free to come or leave during
the three hours.
The Easter sunrise Communion
service will begin at 6:30 a., m.,
Will Meet In Highlands
Methodist ministers of Macon
county will meet at the Highlands
Methodist church on Monday,
April 7, at 11 o'clock. Rev. J. C
Swaim will bring a special mes
sage to the group.
Will Leave Tuesday For
The following men will leave on
Call No. 6, Tuesday, April 8, . for
Camp Jackson, according to the
announcement . of the oial draft
board today :
Volunteers, Roy Lee Lewis, John
Brendle, Luther Warren Rice, Jr.,
Patrick Theodore Rogers.
Draftees, , Charles Avery Clouse,
Cormain. Carroll Kilpatnck, Venice
Alexander Ramey, Joseph Lee Mc
Mahan, Jr., John Arnold Duvall,,
Charles John Phillips, Floyd B.
Bradley, Adam James Dills.
.Mrs, G. A. Jones, clerk of the
board, .states that the board lias
been.' informed from state head
suarters that calls will be made
every 10 days. The next call is
for '-It men to leave on April 14.
Two of . these will be volunteers.
Funeral Services Tuesday
At Methodist Church
Attended by Many
Mrs. M. D. Billings died at her
home on Harrison avenue Monday
morning, March 31, at 9 o'clock,
following an illness of several
Funeral services were held on
Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at
the Franklin Methodist church, of
which Mrs. Billings was a de
voted member. A '. large congrega
tion of friends of Mr. and Mrs.
Billings filled the church. Most of
the schools in the county closed
as an expression of sympathy to
the former superintendent of edu
cation ( of Macon pounty. The pas
tor, Rev. Dr. J. L. Stoker, II, as
sisted by Rev. C, F. Rogers, of
the Franklin Baptist church, con
ducted the services. Interment was
in the Franklin cemetery. Pallbear
ers were Henry W. Cabe, Gilmci
Jones, M. L. Dowdle, Robert A.
Patton, A. B. Slagle and Harold
T. Sloan. -
Mrs. Billings' was Miss Kate
Clark of Tennessee. She was bom
at Hiwasee College Minroe
county, in that state, the daugh
ter of Capt. and Mrs. Ed Clark.
Mr. and Mrs. Billings moved to
Franklin in 1899, the year they
were married, and for 20 years
she taught school with her hus
band in the Franklin high school,
which , was then located in the
brick building of the Franklin
Terrace. Although in ill health for
some time, Mrs. Billings' ready
wit and brjght smile always greet
ed her friends, who did not realize
that she was not as well as she
She is survived by tier husband;
two brothers, Oscar Clark of Sum
merton, Ariz.; and Edward Clark
of Knoxville, Tenn. ; and several
Mrs. J. A. Waldroop
Mrs. J. A. Waldroop, 76, of Potts
Branch community, died, at her
home on Wednesday iriight at 11:30
o'clock, after an illness of several
Funeral services were held
Thursday afternoon at the Mt.
Zion church at 3 o'clock. Burial
was in the ishurch cemetery.
Mrs. Waldroop is survived by
the following children : Ralph, of
Franklin Route 2; Mrs. J. R.
Blaine of Great Falls, Mont.; Mrs.
J. P. Rickman of Cam ton; Miss
Myrtle Waldroop of Franklin
Route 1; Mrs. Walter Swanson,
Franklin Route 1 ; one sister, Mrs.
W. D. Reece and one brother, W.
H. Potts of Franklin Route L
Pallbearers will be nephews ; I
Ornrv MrCre Carl Harrison. I
George Wade, Sam Reece and ,
The Southern Baptist Convention
through its Sunday school board,
located in Nashville, Tenn., is send
ing workers into every one of the
110 Baptist associations of the
conventions in 17 southern states.
Seventy of these conferences will
be held in North Carolina and one
in Macon county.
This convention will meet at the
Franklin Baptist church on Mon
day, April 7, beginning at 2:30
o'clock. The Rev. H. M." Hocutt,
of Sylva, will preside and Miss
Maxine Slaughter, of Raleigh, in
termediate Baptist Training .Union
leader and others will be on the
FRANKLIN, N. C. THURSDAY, APRIL 3, 1941
fir:; , , t I'
John Harrison, acting mayor of Franklin, appointed to serve the re
mainder of the term of Mayor Frank Ray, who removed to Washing
ton, D. C. has filed for mayor in the coming election.
Daughter of Mr. and Mr,. E. W.
Long is salutatorian of the gradu
ating class of the Franklin High
School. She has sustained a high
average throughout her school
work. (Through an error the wrong
cut was sent us last week under
O. C. Bryant
Places Large Clock On
Oscar. C. Bryant lias installed a
large electric clock on - the '..front
of the Bryant Furniture company
and Funeral Home building on the
He states that he is placing the
clock at this conspicuous point
for' the convenience of the public,
where the correct Eastern Stan
dard time may be seem day and sent to. the state office for as.sist
night. New and improved neon ing those whom a county commit
liehtine illuminates the clock face, tee cannot serve.
giving a time piece to a large part
of the business section. The com
munity will appreciate this evi
dence of Mr. Bryant's public
spirit as "Time Marches On."
Of Franklin High Elects
The student body of the Frank
lin High School held election on
Monday of officers for the stu
dent council for the coming year.
The following were elected : presi
dent, Helen Edwards, West's Mill;
vice-president, Sam Ramsey, Telli
co; secretary, Hunter Anderson,
Cartoogechaye ; treasurer, Barbara
Two booths were set up in the
hall and the voting continued
throughout the day. The Australian
ballot was used.
The officers serving this year
are: president, John H. Wasilik;
vice-president, Roy Fouts; secre
tary, Jessie Barnard; treasurer,
Since 1934, CCC camps have car
ried on erosion control work in
758 areas in 42 states, according
to Dr. Hugh Bennett, chief of
the- Soil Conservation Service.
WO FILE FOR
E. T. Calloway And John
E. T. Calloway, member of the
present hoard of aldermen of
Franklin, has announced himself
as a candidate for re-election.
John Bingham, who was a mem
ber of the town .board from 19J7
to 1939, has also filed for election.
. Mayor John Harrison filed last
The election of a mayor and . six
aldermen for the town board has
been ordered for Tuesday, May 6.
No new registration has been
ordered. Registration books will he
open in the town office . in the
Ashear , building on Saturdays,
April 12, 19 and 26. ' ,
Again Chairman Easter
Jim IVrry has been appointed
as chairman of the Easter . Seal
Sale for the county. 'Mr. Perry,
whose interest in this, good cause
has led to his appointment as
chairman for the past several
years, states that the .school chil
dren will again serve as salesmen
for the seals.
.Half of the proceeds of the sale
will remain in the hands of the
county committee for the aid of
our own children, and half' will be
Mr. Perry appeals to all to help
the crippled children of this coun
ty through purchase of the seals.
They may be bought at Perry's
drug store if anyone should be
missed by the children who are
The following figures of the
county health department give an
idea of the number of children
helped through this fund :
Twenty-one crippled children at
tended the clinic held in Bryson
City.. One received treatment at
Gastonia hospital. Five received
treatment at Asheville Orthopedic
The crippled children clinic is
held monthly in Bryson City. An
average of three children attend
this clinic monthly.
N. C Law Requires
Since the North Carolina Law
requires that every baby have the
first dose of diphtheria "toxoid
when six months of age, this will
remind you to have your children
between six months and six years
of age inoculated at once against
Consult your family doctor, or
call at the Health Department of
fice in the Ashear Building, on
Tuesdays 10 to 12 a. m or on
Thursdays 3 to 4 p. m.
Fatal Accident ,
On Nantahala Job
Boone C. Crisp, 2- of Kobinsville
was killed Thiiresday morning
while working on the-' Nantahala
progect. It Was reported' 'thai ; he
lost control of a (lump truck he
was driving and jumped then Jhe
truck turned over on him.
The -. deceased is the son of
Marmon C. Crisp of -Robinsville.
Sewing And Cooking
Center To Open
Equipment for the vocational
center for girls has arrived and
Chairman . of Commissioners Gus
Leach has stated that the house
will be 'available to begin opera
tion of the school next week. The
county commissioners have assign
ed the house on Main streetadjoin
ing the Macon Theatre " property
for this purpose. -
The state office of the National
Youth Administration has allotted
funds for the support of the
school, which is a federal appro
priation to this county of a sum
exceeding $700 a month. The pro
ject will receive additional spon
sorship from individuals and church
organizations in Franklin and Ma
con tounty. i
The young women who will learn
sewing and cooking, and also earn
$16 a month towards the support
of their families, will be certified
through the regular channels in
relation , to their need. The finan
cial aid combined with educational
opportunity thus extended to
young women is in line with the
employment that CCC camps give
to young men and their depen
dants. This project ' will train 40
girls at a time to care for their
families or to earn a living.
: The Macon County Baptist Min
istrial conference will meet on
Monday morning, April 7, at 10:30
o'clock at the Franklin Baptist
church. All . Baptist ministers in
the county are urged to attend.
Rev B. G. IJenfield, moderator
and Rev. Robert Williams, secre
Of Teachers Association
. The Macon county unit of the
N. C. Educational Association met
last Saturday morning and elected
the following officers to serve for
the coming year: -Mrs. Jessie I!.
Horsley, president; J. , J. Mann,
vic.e-president ; Mrs. lola R. How
ard, secretary and treasurer. Miss
Nora Moody, who has successfully
served as president for the past
year declined a unanimous re-election.
The bodv voted on nominations
for state officers as follows: K.k
Phillips, for president, 91 votes;
for vice-president, John C. Lock
hart, 79 votes ; . R. W. Carver, 12
The following teachers are mem
bers of the N. C. E. A. :
Mary Ann Angel, Fannie Mae
Arnold, Ralph Angel, Mrs. Tom
Alley, Lucy B. Bradley, 'M attic
Brendle, Christine Browning, Ruth
Byrd, Sam A. Bryson, Virginia T.
Baker, Frances . Barringer, J. B.
Brendle, Annie Bailey, Kate R.
Bradley, Mildred IT. Blossom, Dora
Lee Carpenter, Pauline F. Cabe,
Katherine Crawford, William Craw
ford, Joyce J. Cagle, Onnie Cabe,
Grace Carpenter, Emma H, Croom,
Emerson G. Crawford, Edd J.
Carpenter, Jack Carpenter, Ethel
Calloway, Lolita Dean, Selma H.
Dalton, Maurine Davis, Ina H.
Duvall, Virginia Edwards, Mary
Elmore, Frank Fleming, Elsie W.
Franks, W. H. Finley, Elizabeth
C. Guffey, Mrs. Phillip Green, Mrs.
Piearl Hunter, Jessie Hurst, Jessie
B. Horsley, Lola R. Howard, Nina
Howard, Veva Howard, Amy Hen
derson, Blanche V. Howard, Paul
ine C Holland, F. C. Hentz, Edna
Tamison, Myrtle Keener, Lola S.
Kiser, Lois Keener, T. T. Love,
Mildred Moffitt, J. J. Mann, Kath
erine P. Mathews, Nora Moody,
Fleta G. Mason, Carl D. Moses,
Gertie W. Moss, Nina T. McCoy,
Mayberl Moody, Elizabeth Mead
ows, Cynthia Mortz, Lovicia J.
Mosjes, May McCoy, Ray Moses,
Myrtle Norton, Mayburr H. Nor
ton, Annie iS. Neil, Katherine M.
O'Neil, Gladys Pannell, Annie W.
Pierson, Dorothy Plonk, Jessie
Ramsey, Virginia B. Ramsey,
Gloria Reagon, Mrs. Albert Ram
sey, Marie G. Roper, Mrs. Austin
Russell, Mary J. Sutton, Kate
Shope, Margaret Slagle, Martha
C. Shields, O. F. Summer. Pearl
Stewart, Bess N. Stewart, Esther
Seay, Eunice C Siiler, Catherine
SherrilL Gay B. Teague, Gladys
B. Vinson, Grace Wilkes, Norman
WeV Lucile K. Wurst, Kate Wil
liams, Genevieve White. E. T.
Whitmire, Elizabeth Whiteside,
$1.50' PER YEAR
C. OF C: MEETING
To .Plan Campaign And
1 This Year
'.'.The .directors, if tin-. ( hanibi-r
of Commerce' art- planning, for a
big meeting' next ' Tuc.sday night,
April ' 8, in the cutirthouse at 8
p.".: ni.. as announced by Secretary
Love last week. , '
All members as well as all citi
zens who wish to join in this cp
operative work for the progress
of Franklin are urged to be pres
Twelve names will be suggested
to the meeting by the nominating
committee for the. board of di
rectors for the coming year, and
nominations front jthe floor will be
called, says V'ice-l'resident Ben
Woodruff, who will preside in the
absence of the president, J. E. S.
A Democratic Gathering
"This is going to be a democratic
meeting, open to all for free dis
cussion, suggestion and criticism,"
says Vice-President Woodruff.
The directors hope that every
enterprise, business and organiza-
V,l ILJIL3l.lltVU 111 1111
Advised That Seed Prices
By SAM MENDENHALL
1 . . County Farm Agent
Due to the unsettled conditions
of our country and the world, it
is anticipated that some of our
grass and legume seeds will ,iwl
vance iti price. Some seeds have
already made: a decided advance.
With this in mind, farmers of Ma
con county should plan now to
save their own seed. Now is the
time to seed lesiwdeza. Part of
the land that you intend to seed
IU Itsjicucfd SUUUIU UC .5CCU,l'U ill
a rate of 40 to 50 pounds per acre
so that enough seed will be pro
duced to make it pay to go over
this land yith a combine or .seed
pan. It is not necessary to plan
to save seed from the best land
because it lias be.en found that the
average land will produce more .
seed than the . better land.
Farmers who intend to' buy, les
pedeza seed this spring should do
so. as soon as possible for when
the present supply that the stores
have is .exhausted the price may
advance.' Lespede.a has increased
the average yieild of "corn in the
county approximately three bushels
per acre. It will continue, to im
prove our crop yields if ij-is "seed
ed -and left on the land.
Junior Class Sponsors
Members of the Junior Class of
the Franklin high school will .spon
sor the radio performers, Wade
Main-cr and Sons of the Moun
taineers, of WW'XC, Asheville...
They will appear at the Court
house on Wednesday evening,
April 9, at 7:30 o'clock. A small
admission will be charged aiid the
public is invited to attend.
Topics Fqr Pre-Easter
Series At Baptist And
Topics for a series of pre-Easter
services to be held at the Baptist
and Methodist churches, beginning
Sunday, April 6, are as follows :
1. A Christian and his Church,
Sunday, April 6. ,
2. Two Kinds of Christians, Mon-'
day, April 7.
3. What It Takes to Become a
Christian, Tuesday, April 8.
4. Marks of a Growing Christian,'
Wednesday, April 9,
5. Youth and Personal Rt-ligion,
Thursday, April 10. '
6. Christian Responsibility, Fri
day, April 11.
7. The Gospel of Another Chance,
Saturday, April 12.
8. What it Costs Not to be a
Christian, Sunday, April 13.
The following services will be in
the Baptist church with the Rev.
J. L. Stokes II preaching: Sun
day, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday.
The services of Monday, Wednes
day Friday, and Sunday nights will
be at the Methodist church with
the Rev. C F. Rogers preaching.
A feature of the opening service
Sunday night at the Baptist church
will be the singing of the Frank
lin Choral Society. Thursdav night
will be Young People's night. All
services will begin promptly at 8
A cordial invitation to attend is
extended all people of Franklin