The Franklin press and the Highlands Maconian. (Franklin, N.C.) 1932-1968, April 03, 1941, Image 1
JOIN ATTEND Chamber of Commerce And Help Your Town Chamber of Commerce At Courthouse Next Tuesday PROGRESSIVE LIBERAL .V2) E PENDENT VOL. LVI, NO. 14 A Cowee School Hearing In Murphy AprO 10th Restraining Order Signed By Judge Alley Delays " Building 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 i"K" ' 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 of $40,000. It was learned that there is considerable difference of opinion among citizens and school, patrons in regard to the location of the scluiol. Franklin Terrace Enlarges Capacity Franklin Terrace is making 'tx-r tensive improvements and additions in preparation for the coming sea son, according to H. H. Hirsch, owner. "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 guests. 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., April 13. Methodist Ministers 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. 12 Selectees Will Leave Tuesday For Camp Jackson 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. MRS. BILLINGS PASSES MONDAY 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 months. 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 seemed. She is survived by tier husband; two brothers, Oscar Clark of Sum merton, Ariz.; and Edward Clark of Knoxville, Tenn. ; and several nieces. ' Death Claims 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 weeks. . 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 , Paul Blaine. Baptist Conference Meets Monday 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 program. FRANKLIN, N. C. THURSDAY, APRIL 3, 1941 Candidate fir:; , , t I' L J; 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. Honor Student CATHERINE LONG 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 Katherine's name.) O. C. Bryant Places Large Clock On His Building Oscar. C. Bryant lias installed a large electric clock on - the '..front of the Bryant Furniture company and Funeral Home building on the square. 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." Student Council Of Franklin High Elects New Officers ' 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 Hurst, Cartoogechaye. 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, Lewis Patton. 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. For Mayor WO FILE FOR TOWN BOARD E. T. Calloway And John Bingham Announce As Candidates 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 week. 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. ' , Jim Perry Again Chairman Easter Seal Sale 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 selling seals. 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 home. The crippled children clinic is held monthly in Bryson City. An average of three children attend this clinic monthly. N. C Law Requires Diptheria Inoculation 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 diphtheria. 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. Baptist Ministers Meet Monday : 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 tary. '' Officers Of Teachers Association Elected Saturday . 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 votes. 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, Charlotte Young. $1.50' PER YEAR C. OF C: MEETING TUESDAY NIGHT 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 'ent..: ,.-.';'' 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. Ttlnr,i I'V, ... 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 meeting. . Macon Farmers Advised That Seed Prices Will Advance 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 Radio Artists 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 Methodist Churches 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 o'cock. A cordial invitation to attend is extended all people of Franklin and vicinity.