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FRANKLIN, N. C. THURSDAY,-APRIL 10, 1941
$1.50 PER YEAR
Chamber of Commerce Elects
Directors At Annual Meeting
James Averell Chosen As
President By Board;
The annual meeting of the Frank
lin Chamber of Commerce in the
, courthouse Tuesday night elected
the; following board of directors-to
serve for the coming year: James
Averell, J. J?rank Carmack, S.
O'Mohundro, L H. Page, J. E. S.
Thorpe, . B. W. Woodruff, W. C.
Zickgraf. . ;
New Director! Meet
Following the meeting the new
ly elected directors met and elected
the following officers and com
mittees: President, James Averell;
vice-president, Ben Woodruff; sec
retary, Tillery Love; treasurer, R.
S. O'Mohundro. '-.... '
Plans for the year were discuss
ed and the following committees
appointed as the first step in gct
, ting things started:
Finance, Dick O'Mohundro, chair
man, assisted toy. Major Carmack
and Bem Woodruff.
Publicity, Ben McGlamery, chair
Information boot maintenance,
Highway signs, W. C. Zickgraf
Repainting ueorgia roai sign,
Mr. Zickgraf, who offered to
donate all lumber for signs, was
: authorized to ' find space for two
signs on the Dillsboro road and
one at . the Georgia state line.
It was decided to open the in
formation booth as soon as Chair
man Reeves could get it repainted
and moved closer to the street.
The Garden Club is again entrust
ed with landscaping iand planting
i the grounds. This year the booth
will be open from 8 a. m. till 10
p. m. and stay open later in the
fall than last year.
Year Started Without Deficit
A gift from an anonymous donor
allows the organization to begin
the tourist year with a clean slate
and ino deficit. .
The finance committee urges the
same hearty support for this year
as la-st year.
President .Thorpe Preside .
J. E. S. Thorpe,, president of
the retiring board presided at the
annual meeting. Mr. Thorpe, who
has just returned from Florida,
spoke of the general opinion that
this . summer would be the best
season that the mountains have
ever had. "People won't go to
Europe for their- vacations," Mr.
Thorpe said. "Not as many as usual
went to Florida this winter there
i every indication that more peo
ple will come here than ever be
fore, and we mast be ready for
them." ; " :
Mr. Thorpe expressed -the hope
that before the season is over the
lake at Nantahala would be avail
able for boating and other recre
ation. James Averell called attention
to the great value of signs on
the highway, suggesting that those
placed last summer be renewed
and that others be placed, espec
ially one at the intersection of
10 and 28 on the Bryson City
Major Carmack urged that all
steps be taken to fill the town
to overflowing, by selling the idea
to our own people, "A few indivP
duals working just for themselves
can accomplish littte," he said,
"but if all work together by con
tributing to the Chamber of Com
merce, big results will follow for
the good of everybody."
Ben Woodruff iinvi(ed helpful
c;:tiriw and suggestions Tor the
improvement of the service to visiting-
Mr. Woodruff read the Mayor's
proc'amation for a clean-up cam
paign and reported that he and
Mr. McGlamery kad attended the
town board meeting Monday night
and had offered the cooperation
of the Chamber of Commerce in -pitting
on this campaign which
begins April 14.
Secretary Love reid the year's
report that was published at the
end of last year's season. He add
ed to this report the work of the
directors in preparing an attractive
new folder, printed in two colors,
10,000 of which are being widely
Receives Duke Fund
Dr. Edgar Angel today announc
ed the receipt of a check by Angel
Hospital, Inc., for $2,310.00, which
represented the contribution of the
Duke Endowment Fund for free
day of care to patients in the
hospital in the year 194a
Opens Monday ; Judge
The April term of superior court
in Macon county will convene next
Monday morning, April 14, with
Judge Felix . Alley as presiding
A heavy schedule is reported for
both criminal . and civil dockets,
most cases to come before the
court are for misdemeanors. Civil
court is expected to begin Thurs
day, April 17.
Gordon Moore Is
Chairman Of New
Macon School Board
The newly appointed Board of
Education of Macon county, came
into office last Monday the first
Monday in April. They held their
first meeting Monday morning and
elected C. Gordon Moore chairman.
The following committee on elec
tion of teachers were appointed :'
Jerry Franklin, Route 4; Dr. W,
E. Furr, Franklin and A. C. Pat
terson, Route 2.
Comes To Presbyterian
Church In June; To
The Rev. Hubert Wardlaw, who
will complete his training at Co
lumbia Seminary, Atlanta, in June,
has accepted the call to the Frank
lin Presbyterian church, Mr. Ward
law will com to Franklin next
Sunday to hold services. However,
he will not begin his work as
pastor until - his graduation. He
will also serve the Morrison
Mr. Wardlaw's acceptance is
most gratifying to the congrega
tion, most of whom have met him
and heard him preach when he
conducted services for them some
weeks ago. The church has been
without a pastor since the first
of November When the Rev. J. A:
Flanagan accepted a call to Whit
mire, S. C after serving thin
church for 14 years Mr. Flanagan
also- came to Franklin from the
seminarv. The Rev. George F.
Bcllingrath, president of Rabun
Gap-Nacoochee school, has supplied
the pulpit from time to time while
the congregation has been without
To Be Erected At Iotla
With N YA Help
The people of the Iotla section
are rejoicing in the fulfillment of
long laid plains for a community
building. The final papers were
signed last week by C. Tom Bfy
son, retiring chairman of the
county Board of Education, which
assures the construction of the
building by the National Youth
Administration, according to an am:
nouncement by Mrs. Margaret Ord
way, county supervisor. " ,
The people of the community are
sponsoring the project, and the
structure will be erected on land
donated by LawTence Ramsey.
The Franklin baseball team, at
its first meeting of the year on
Wednesday night, tentatively de
cided that we would enter the Tri-
State league. This league will be
composed of Hayesville and Rob
binsville, Blue Ridge and Hiawa
see, Ga, and Isabella-Copperhill,
Tenn. Other teams which may
enter the league are Bryson City,
Andrews, and Murphy. The season
opens May 4.
The team will practice Saturday
at 4 i). m, and next week on
Tuesday and Thursday afternoons
at 5 p. m. All men who want to
try out for the team, regardless of
whether they have played with
Franklin before, are asked to at
tend these practices.
A meeting of players and. fans
will be held on Tuesday night,
April IS, at 8 o'clock at Reid's
Esso Service station to organize
the team and elect a manager and
other officials. Al persons interest
ed xe requested to attend.
OF A V
Glean-Up, Fix-Up Campaign
: To the Citizens and Organizations. ,of Franklin:
WHKREAS: A Cleanu) and Fix-up Campaign
is always productive: of good in the matter of
health, fire prevention, civic pride ; and home and
THEREFORE : I earnestly urge all citizens, men,
women and children, business firms and civic organ
izations, to cooperate in this undertaking so that
the results will be productive of greater cleanli
ness, safety and beauty for our town, and contribute
to the health and happiness of citizens and visitors.
I hereby request all householders, merchants,
school teachers and children, and civic organiza
tions, to enter into this enterprise whole-heartedly,
to carry out the purpose of the campaign.
NOW, THEREFORE, Be It Known that plans
are going forward for this campaign to be carried
out in the town of Franklin, beginning Monday,
April 14; this date to mark the opening of a per
sistent and constructive effort in cleaning up, fix
ing up and KEEPING IT i'V, of planting and
beautifying pur streets and homes, . so that our
town mav deserve to be called
FRANKLIN THE BEAUTIFUL
J. O. HARRISON,
, - Mayor of Franklin
Dr.; E. N. Haller, county health
officer and Walter Hart, sanitary
officer, have endorsed the clean-up
campaign ordered by the mayor
and make the following special
requests' of all householders:
It is important to collect all tin
cans and other receptacles that
may be scattered around the yard
and garden so that there, may be
no mosquito breeding places in
town this summer. Wherever water
stands 'in a tin can thre is a place
where mosquitoes breed and multi
ply. Garbage And Manure
All homes and hotels should be
provided with ample garbage cans
fitted with tight covers. No garbage
should be left uncovered even a
Manure, cow pens and hog pans
breed flies. Pig pens should he
cleaned once a week, and cow
stalls should be cleared every day..
Manure should not be kept -in a
pile but scattered at once to pre
vent the chemical decomposition
that is responsible for the breed
ing of flies. Fly Larvae are de
stroyed in sunlight. All stables,
drainage ditches and, barrels should
be kept cleaned and limed.
Banquet Friday Evening
The Junior and Senior classes of
Franklin high school will-, halve
their banquet Friday evening, April
11, at Panorama Courts.
Helen Fldwards president of the
Junior class, will preside. The pa
triotic theme will be carrred out
in the speeches, music and decora
tions. Following the invocation by Rev.
G. W. Davis, pastor of the Iotla
Baptist church, the .followiimg
menu will be served:
Baked ham and gravy, green
beans, potatoes, olives, pickles, pineapple-cheese
salad, buttered rolls,
ice cream and cookies, coffee.
Chosen from the sophomore class
and dressed in red, white and
blue costumes, will be the follow
ing waiters and waitresses :
Sallie Lou Moore, Jo Ann Bryson,
Margie Blumenthal, Charles Ful
ton, James Furr, Clell Bryant,
Helen Rickman, Mattie Pearl Bry
son, Emmy Lou Hur.st Jack Angel.
The address of welcome will be
given by Helen Edwards and the
response by Lewis Patton, presi
dent of the Senior class.
Seated at the guest table will
be Superintendent G. L. Houk, and
Mrs. Houk; Mr. W. H. Finley,
principal of the Franklin school,
and Mrs. Finley; "Mrs. Marie
Stewart and Mrs. Mildred Blos
som, sponsors of the Senior Class;
Miss Dorothy Plonk and Mrs. Lois
Green, sponsors of the Junior
Gass ; Helen Edwards," Lewis Pat
ton, Rev. Mr. Davis and Bob
"God Bless America," will be
sung by all, and "I Am An Amer
ican" by Helen Franks, Lucille
Calloway and Jessie Barnard, ac
companied by Sarah Conley.
Mr. Finley will be the first
speaker and Mr. Houk will deliver
the main address on "Are You An
A skit presented by the Juniors
wiill conclude the program,
Red Cross Garments
Ready For Dstribution
Mrs. James E. 1 Perry, chairman
of Red Cross production, announces
that, the Red Cross quota of gar
ments for war relief has arrived
and that the committee will be
ready to distribute them .' to be
made at home. .
Mrs. Perry appeals to all women
who can help with the cutting to
volunteer for this service, as chap
ter's quota is large and more help
is needed. Wool for knitted gar
ments will also be distributed.
E. S. HUNNICUH
Funeral Services Held At
Emory .Spear Humnicutt,' 60,
prominent' citizen -and former rail
way agent here, died in Angel hos
pital on Tuesday morning at. 10:45
o'clock. Mr. Hunnicutt had been in
failing health, for several months,
due to Brights disease, his condi
tion becoming' serious last week.
He was taken to the hospital tyo
davs before his death. ,
Coming to Franklin hr 1916 fr,oni
Clarkesville, Ga., as agent for the
Tallulah Falls railway, Mr. Hunni
cutt identified himself with many
of the movements for progress in
his adopted community. He was
one of the promoters of the mu
nicipal power and light plant,
Lake Emory which was created by
the dam being named for him.
Some years ago he owned and
operated a furniture business
known as Franklin Furniture com
pany; also he operated the juna
luska hotel for a number of years.
Mr. Hunnicutt was a native of
Tallulah Falls, Ga., he son of the
late William ' and Agnes O'Neal
Hunnicutt. In 1902 he was married
to Miss Inez Sweet of Georgia.
Funeral services were held ' in
the Franklin Methodist church, of
which he was a member, on Wed
nesday afternoon at 3 o'clock, the
Rev. J. L, Stokes II officiating,
assisted by tse Rev. C. F. Rogers.
Burial was in the Franklin ceme
tery. The active pallbearers were :
Joseph Ashear, J. S. Conley, E.
W. Long, Roy Carpenter, Richard
J. JoiKs, and Harold Sloan.
Honarary pallbearers were, Gil
mer A. Jones, Grover Jamison, Sr.,
Alex Moore, Lee Poindexter, T.
W. Angel, J. E. Perry, W. T.
Moore, G. L. Hiuk, Henry W.
Cabe, Robert A. Patton, Dr. W.
A. Rogers, R. G. Beshears, Dr.
H. T. Horsley, Fred S. Sloan, A.
B. Slagle, M. L. Dowdle.
Surviving are the widow; six
children, Emory and George, of
Franklin ; Charles, of Albuquerque,
N. M.; Mrs. Gilmer Crawford, of
Franklin; Mrs. Marion Perce, of
Albuquerque, N. F., and Mrs. Rob
ert Reese, of Asheville; four sis
ters, Mrs. P. N. Norcup, of At
lanta; Mrs. J. R. Taylor, of Tal
lulah Falls, Mrs. Fannie McMulli
can. of Rezebia, Calif., and Miss
Lelia Hunnicutt, of Tullulah Falls,
and 11 grandchildren.
Citizens Requested To Vote
On Calling Bond Election
For Mayor And Aldermen
Announce for Election
The following is the complete
list of candidates for mayor and
aldermen who .announced before
the deadline last Saturday :
For Mayor: John A. ''Harrison,
Thad-'L). Bryson. r.. Robert A.
! Patton. "
For Aldermen : John Bingham,
E. T. . Calloway, Ben McCullom,
T. Wf. Angel, H. V. Cabe, W. C.
Wilkes, T. T. Love, M. D. Bill
ings, E. W. Long, Ray Swarison,
John E. Rickman.
Aldermen serving on the present
board are : E. T. Callowav, Ben
McCullom, T. W. Angel, .H.: W.
Cabe, M. L. Jiowdle. John A. Har
rison was the .sixth member, and
he was appointed mayor to fill
the unexpired term' of J. "Frank-.
Ray. Six aldermen. will be elected
to serve for a term of two years.
The election has been called for
Tuesday, May o. No new registra
tion is called; Those who have not
previously registered are urged to
do so. Registration books are open
on Saturdays, April 12, 19 and 26,
in the. town office in the Ashear
building. R. M. Ledford is regis
trar. Saturday, May 3, is challenge
Tom Leach and George Mosh
btirn are appointed judges for the
Next Macon Co. Quota
Will Leave Franklin
On April 14th
The following named Macon
county men have been selected for
induction into the Army by the
local board, to leave Franklin on
Monday, April 14, at 8:15 a. m.
for Fort Jackson, S. C: t
James Oliver Beale, Highlands,
Robert Harold . McKinneyv High
lands, Jesse Paul Shulen, Leath
erman, l)or,sy Matlock,. West's
Mill, -.Walter Edmon Fox, Ellijay,
Grover Quentin Waldroop, Prentiss,
Earvin Ablee Carpenter, Route 1
i Dillard, Ga., Allay Roland Peek,
Gneiss, George Winfield Beaty,
Highlands, William Clyde Willis,
Franklin, Lawson Buchanan Snyder,
I-ank!in Route 4.
.The first two named are volun
Mrs.' G. A: .Jones, cjeric'.of .-tlie.
board-, ,states that ,i0 -questionnaires
Rave" been ..mailed this week, and
that probably anotner call ' wojild
come in April. , A announced last
week, state headquarters . has an
nounced that calls, will . be made
evcrv 10 days.
Appoint C Tom Bryson
On Welfare Board
At the regular meeting of the
county commissioners last Monday
morning, C. Tom Bryson was ap
pointed to serve on the neXv county
welfare board for. a term of two
Dr. James E. Perry has been
appointed to erve for a three year
term by the State Department of
Charities and Public Welfare.
These two members will select a
third member to serve 'for one
year. This , is in accordance with
the new state law that provides
that one new member be appoint
ed on the board each year. The
third member- has not yet been
Back In Jail
Charlie Burgess,: the negro pris
oner who displayed originality in
his method of escape from Macon
county's jail, is back again. On
January 5 Burgess escaped through
a hole in the : roof of the jail, of
his own ingenious making. Last
week he was found in Cornelia,
Ga., where he is said to have been
working in a filling station. He
was brought back to Franklin by
deputy Sheriff John Dills and is
in jail awaiting trial at the April
term of superior court.
Burgess will be arraigned on a
charge of larceny of about $50
worth of batteries and other sup
plies from the Burrell Motor company.
Town Board Considers
The town board decided Monday
night to request citizens of Frank
lin to vote, on Tuesday, May .0,
as to whether they wish to hold
a bond election to finance further
It was stated that this work will
be dependent upon securing a
grant from the Works Progress
Administration for labor on the
projects proposed. However, assur
ances were given that the WPA
funds could be secured. The bond
issue was said to he necessary to
supply materials and other requ re
ments of the projects.
A member of the board stated
that this amount would hot raise
the tax assesmcnt of individuals
appreciably, the exact figure had
not been estimated. The voting of
.this amount would enable citizeas.
living on streets that have not yet
been improved, to enjoy trie same
advantages as those who reside
on the streets that were paved by
WPA grants during the past year.
Proposed Street Project
A rough estimate of the cost of
the project is $42,000,00 dividing
the cost between government and
town on the 75 per cent; 25 per .
cent basis. The government, under
this arrangement, would sponsor
approximately three-fourths of the
cost, furnishing all labor and some
The following list gives the
streets that would be improved
and the kind of work needed : .
Curb And Gutter
New street East' FYanklin from
U. S. 64 through to U. S. 13. Old
Georgia road from U. S. 64 to U.
S. 23. Forest avenue from Tommie
Angel's house to U. S. 23. Wayah
street from U; S. 13 at Standard
Station to Depot station. West
Main from Bidwell to intersection
U. S. 64. Green street from Main
to top of hill, - approximately 600
feet. Phillips street from : Palmer
to Wayah street.
New street East Franklin U. S.
64 to U. S. 23. Old Georgia road
U. S. 64 to U. S. 23. Forest ave
nue An.'il's- corner to C. S. 23.
Wayah btreet U. S. 23 (Standard
Filling Station) to Depot Station.
West Main from . Bidwell street to
Intersection (A, (West). Green
street from Main street through
to Harrison avenue. West Boule
vard from West Main through to
Lyle street. Phillips street from
Palmer street to Wayah street.
U. ,S. 64 ' from Poindextcr's fill
ing istation to intersection High
lands road. Harrison avenue from
Bidwell street to the Hurst home.
Rivervicw street from hospital to
Sellers' home.: West Main from
Bidwell street to intersection U. .
S. 64, (West). Wavah street from
U. S. 23 to ball park. Phillips
street from Palmer; to Creek.
Crashed Stone Surfacing
Phillips street from Palmer
street through to Wayah street.
Lyle street from Harrison avenue
through to Green street. -
Opens April 12
The opening season for trout
fishing has been advanced from
April 15 to April 12, so that people
may fish over the Easter week
end, J. Fred Bryson, county game
warden has announced.
"This is one year that sports-
men will have to do their night
nshing in the dark says Warden
Bryson. The regulation passed by
the board at its January meeting
is as follows :
"It shall be illegal to take small
mouth bass or trout by the aid of
artificial light ... as bonfire,
flash light, lantern, etc."
Licenses may be obtained from
the following: - "
Franklin Macon County Supply,
Angel's Drug Store.
Highlands Highlands Hardware
Co., Harry's Cafe.
Scaly J. D. Burnette.
Aquone L. C Steppe.
Rainbow Springs Mrs. Frank
Flats Clint May.
The following directions may be
helpful to fishermen:
Be sure you have a license. Have
a rule or mark on your rod, so
you can be sure the fish is legal
before you keep it. Be sure you
know what the batr limit is. Rain
bow trout must he R inches lone
and brook or speckled trout. 6.
Twelve of one kind or mired is
the big limit