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VOL. LVI, NO. 24
Will Begin June 16th
Evangelist Snow Preaches
Twice Daily, Workers'
' All plans are complete for the
county-wide revival services to be
held in Friendship Tabernacle, be
ginning Monday evening, June' 16,
at 8 o clock, Rev. G. W. Davis,
chairman of publicity, announced
yesterday. The services will con
tinue through Sunday, June 29.
Noon Thei&tre Meeting
Besides ' the evening meetings,
there will be a noon service at
the Macon Theatre on Tuesday,
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday,
beginning at 12:20 and closing at
, 12:55. These will be especially for
the benefit of business men and
women, and are arranged at a
time when many can attend.
The Rev. E. E. Snow of Lowell,
the evangelist, will arrive in Frank
lin on Monday afternoon. All pas
tors in the county are requested to
meet him for a conference before
the. services at the Tabernacle at
7 o'clock, Monday evening. :
Quartet To Sing
The quartet of three college boys
and one teacher from Greensboro
that assisted in the revival at
Clark's Chapel last week will re
main in Franklin to sing through
out the meeting, Rev. P. L. Green,
chairman of music, has announced.
They are Kenneth Temple, Rich,
ard Stowe, Jack Fogleman, Arthur
Phillips. Mr. Green will lead the
singing. The choir will be com
posed of singers from all the
The following working commit
tees have been appointed:
Finance Committee Rev. J. L.
Stokes II, J. S., Conley, Oscar
Bryant, Clyde West, Paul Swaf
ford, B. L. BcGlamery. '
Music Rev. P. L. Green, Mrs.
.- Henry; Cabe, Mrs. James Averell,
Mrs. H. T. Horsley, Miss Nora
Moody. ' . : V-'-'o; '
PubliciJBvi grrv- W,- Davis,
Mrs. J. W. C. Johnson, Mrs. Les
ter Conley, Lee Poindexter, Verlin
Swafford, Miss Katherine Bowden.
Personal Workers Rev. C. F.
Rogers, Rev. J. C. Swaim, Herbert
McGlamery, Rev. J. G. Benfield,
J. S. Higgins, Ben McCollum, Rev.
Lester Sorrells, Rev. Rufus Mor
gan, Rev. Hubert Wardlaw.
Usher Committee Rev.' Robert
W. Williams, Suince Hauser, Hen
ry Cabe, W. T. Moore, Bruce Bry
ant, Paul Carpenter, H. H. Plem
mons, B. L. McGlamery, Floyd
Osbourne. ', I
Decoration Mrs. R. M. Rimmer,
Mrs. James Averell, Mrs. J. S.
Conley, Mrs. Jimmy Sutton, Mrs.
Frank Higdon, Mrs. B. L. Mc
Glamery, Mrs. J. L. Stokes, Mrs.
H. E. Church.
Entertainment Rev. S. R, Crock
ett, Mrs. P. L. Green, Mrs. Chas.
O. Ramsey, Mrs. C. F. Rogers, Mrs.
Gus Leach, Mrs. Zeb Conley.
Grounds Angel Brothers, James
Hauser and the Boy Scouts.
Platform Manager Rev. C. F.
Re-Elected President Of
Thad D. Bryson was re-elected
president of the Lions Club at
their meeting on Monday even,
ing at Panorama Courts. Other
officers elected were as follows:
Dick O'Mohundro, first vice president;-
Frank Duncan, second
vice-president ; Verlon Swafford,
third vicepresident; Elmer Craw
ford, secretary; Clyde Gailey, Lion
tamer; J. Ward Long, tail twist
er; and Swann Angel as di
rector. Averell and Tompkins
continues from last year as the
other two directors. Delegates
chosen to the Lions District con
vention at Asheville on June 22 to
24 were Averell, Angel and Gaines
with Bryson, Duncan and McGlam
ery as alternates.
; Dr. Kelly Bennett, prominent
"druggest of Bryson City has an
interesting program with his col
ed moving pictures showing some
rarely beautiful pictures taken in
the Smoky Mountain National
Park, Lake Santeetlah country and
scenes around Bryson City.
Meeting time during the summer
months was changed to 8 o'clock.
Mrs. N. F. Wood Hurt
In Automobile Wreck
Mrs. N. F. Wood, 69, of the
Kile section of Macon county, re
ceived a broken collar bone and
broken rib on Wednesday evening
when the car in which she was
Ten Selectees Leave
For Fort Bragg
Ten Macon youths will respond
to the 14th call for men to. go
in to the Service four volunteers
and six draftees. The volunteers
are Robert Lee Scott, Route 4,
Franklin ; John iRobert Curtis,
Franklin ; Dock Crawford Shep
herd, Route 3, Franklin; and Lon
nie . Williams, Route 4, Franklin.
The draftees arc : Basil Owen
Burnette, Franklin; Frank Early
Collins,- Franklin; John : Arien.
Bradley, Etna; Delmer Lee Hed
den, West's Mill ; Glen Alexander
Shukr, Highlands; and William
David MeClure, Route 1, Dillard,
Ga. All men will be sent to Fort
Local Board officials stated that
no Macon men had been taken in
the three previous calls.
Graduate From College
And Plan Future
Macon students Graduating from
North Carolina State College this
past week were Hubert E. Church,
Mack S. Setser, and Dennis T.
Penland. All three received hon
ors at college. Mr. Church re
ceived a B. S. degree in Electri
cal Engeneering and graduated
with honors.. He- is a member of
the Kappa Nu fraternity and the
American Institute of Eletrical
Engineers. Since graduating from
college he has accepted a posi
tion with ' the Aluminum ' Com
pany of America. .
Mr. Setser received a B. S. de
gree in Animal Production and is
a member of Alpha Delta, hon
ored agriculture fraternity. He
is now employed by the Farm Se
curity Administration. Mr. Pen
land received a B. S. degree in
Mechanical Engeering and is a
member of the American Industrial
and Mechanical Engineers, hon
orary society. He will enter the
Naval Reserve as a commissioned
officer in September.
Miss Virginia Tessier, who
graduated this past week from
Brevard College will leave Friday
to accept a position With Dietetic
Department of he Homeopathic
Hospital, Wasington, D. C.
The following voune people from
Macon County graduated Tuesday,'
at Brevard College: Hazel Bradley, J
Otto, Eugenia Duncan, Franklin,
Frank Flemming,. Franklin, Mary ,
Joe Setser, Franklin; Fritz Wal
droop, Franklin, and Virginia Tes
Miss Virginia Ramsey graduated
this past week from Asheville Col
lege and has accepted a position
as secretary to Dr. Frank Foster,
president of the college. Miss
Ramsey majored in commercial
Philip M. Blumenthal received a
B. S. degree in commerce from
the University of North Carolina,
Chapel Hill this past week. His
graduation was attended by his
mother, Mrs. M. Blumenthal and
Macon county students receiving
degrees from Western Carolina
Teachers College Tuesday, June 10
were William Crawford, Norman
West, Mrs. Gay Bennett Teague,
Miss Grace Carpenter, and Mrs.
Joyce Cagle. Mr. Crawford and
Mr. West graduated with honors.
Azalea In Bloom
On Wayah Bald
An announcement of interest to
floral lovers was made by the
Nantahala National Forest , Offic
ials stated that the Azalea would
be in full blpom on top of Wayah
Bald and surrounding mountains
this coming Sunday, June 15. The
drive to the Bald during Azalea
time is one of the prettiest in
this section. ,
Second Red Cross
The Macon County Chapter of
the American Red Cross has ship,
ped their second quota of finished
garments to National Headquarters.
The following is the list of gar
ments shipped: 30 layettes, 17 hos
pital bed shirts, 17 operating gowns,
15 women's dresses, 22 girl's
dresses, 25 children's sweaters, 3
men's sweaters, 7 women.s sweat
ers, 13 shawls.
Women all over the county par
ticipated in making the garments.
Mrs. J. E. Perry, production chair
man, stated that the next quota
was expected very soon and urged
everyone to take part in the work,
as ehe garments are being made for
FRANKLIN, N. C. THURSDAY, JUNE 12, 1941
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The Rev. E. E. Snow, who will conduct "the revival in Friendship
Tabernacle, beginning next Monday, June 16, and, continuing
through Sunday, June 29.
Funeral Sunday Attended
'. By Large Number Of
Family And Friends
Mrs. Lelia Sellers Anderson, wife
of Hamilton L. Anderson, died
Friday night at 10 o'clock, after an
illness of -only - six hours,. While
engaged in her household duties,
Mrs. Anderson was stricken wieh
apoplexy and never regained con
sciousness. She was taken to Angel
hospital, where ehe end came a
few hours later. Her passing came
as a shock to her family, relatives
and friends as she appeared to be
in good health.
Mrs. Anderson was the daughter
of the late Reagan Sellers and
Heseer Rogers Sellers, of Frank
lin Route 4, and had lived in Ma
con county all her life. She was
born on January -16, 1876. In No
venAer , 1890' she was married to
Hainileon L. Anderson who sur
vives her. Mrs. Anderson was a
.member' of . St. Agnes Episcopal
church. She was one of .the ' few
surviving members who attended
the-consecration of the church 54
Funeral services were held Sun
day afternoon at 4 o'clock at St.
Agnes church and were aetended
by a large number of relative
and friends. Her nephews acted
as . pallbearers : Roger Ammons, J.
C, Cunningham, Owen Ammons,
Frann Sellers, Paul Ammons and
John Cunningham. Interment was
in Franklin cemeeery. ,
. Surviving besides the husband
are five children, Hugh Anderson,
of Twin Falls, Idaho; Mrs. George
Reid, of - Detroit,- Mich.; Lawrence
Anderson, of Philadelphia, Pa. ;
Mrs. Julian Waldroop, of Frank
lin and George Anderson, of De
troit, Mich., and seven grandchil
dren. Also four sisters; Mrs. Ed
McConnell, of Baker City, Ore.;
Mrs. Elias Ammons of Franklin
Route 4; Mrs. Clayton Moffitt
and Mrs. Charles B. Bolick, of
Arlington, Va. ; and two brothers:
Joe Sellers of La Grande, Ore.,
and Wiley Sellers of Franklin
The scattered showers over
the county have helped the
crops but the power condition
is still critical. The Nantahala
Power and Light company ex
presses appreciation for the co
operation given them in eco
nomizing of electricity, but add
that there has not been enough
rain to effect the supply of
water power for elecricity, they
urge that everyone will con
tinue to cooperate in the in
terest of national defense.
Radio Stars At
Mountain View School
The Mountain View Sunday
School will sponsor the Cope
Brothers and their Hill Billy Pals,
WXOX Radio stars, in a preform
ance at the Mountain View School,
Thursday, June 19, at 8 p. in.
Open Four Saturdays
The registration books for
the town of Franklin bond
election will be open in the
town office on the following
Saeurdays : June 14, ' June 21,
June 28, and July 5 instead of
the dates July i4 and 5 as stat
ed in last week's Press. All
voters please note Urn correc
, tion of last, week's announce
ment. Rotary Hears Mrs. Franks
On Welfare Department
Changes in the administration
and duties of the Welfare depart
ment as enacted by the 1941 N. C.
Assembly vere explained in a talk
made to the Franklin Rotary Club
by Mrs. Eloise G. Franks, Macon
county - superintendent of public
welfare, last Wednesday..
Mrs. Franks stated that the two
changes of " most importance are
the setting up of a merit council
by, the legislature - which provides
that all personnel of the .welfare
department will take the merit ex
amination within the next few
months; and the re-defining of the
duties of the Superintendent of
Public Welfare. Under the new
law the superintendent is no long
er truant officer for the schools.
The speaker explained that in the
future this problem will either be
handled by a. county truant officer
or by the school officials if the
county is unable to furnish a spe
cial truant officer.
Into Fourth Place
The Franklin All-Stars climbed
into fourth place Sunday in the
Tri-State League by defeating
Hiawassee, Ga., at Hiawassce in a
twin-bill, winning the opener in 14
innings, 12-11, and copping the
The All-Stars take on the Bry
son City Bear Cats this coming
Sunday in a double-header at the
local field at 2:30 p. m.
Double Funeral Service
Briartown Baptist Church
Double funeral services were
held for Mrs. Vernon Baldwin, 19,
and her inftnt son on Wednesday
afternoon at 3 o'clock at the Briar
town Baptist church.. The Kev. T.
D. Dehdy, pastor, officiated, assist
ed by the Rev. Weldon West, of
Andrews. Interment was in the
Mrs. Baldwin, of Briartown, who
was brought to Angel hospital on
Saturday afternoon, died on. Mon
day afternoon at 4 o'clock. She
was the former Miss Hazel Jones,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter
L. Jones, of the Briartown com
munity, where she had lived all
The pallbearers were Grady May,
Frank Roper, Harley May, Arnold
DuvalL Bert Baldwin and Jud
Roper. The flower girls were the
Surviving are the husband, her
parents, three sisters, Mrs. Grady
May, Mrs. Harley May, Miss
Maude Jones, and two brothers,
Vincent Jones and Harley Jones,
all of Briartown,
Of John Stewart Gibson
Approximately 300 descendants of
the late lohn .Stewart Gibson! in
whose memory t he- ( iib.son rctm ion
is held annually, gathered at the
home of Mrs. N'ancv Cardoh about
eiglit miles from Franklin in the
Leatherman community, on Sunday
for their 10th meeting.
Following' morning worship a
bountiful picnic dinner was spread
'on. the lawn, some good ..singing
by members' of the clan was en
joyed. There were members present
from Tennessee, South Carolina,
Georgia and North' Carolina.
Present Church Service ;
In the absence of the pastor,
Dr. Stokes; the Methodist church
offers an interesting and informa
tive program for the 11 o'clock
service. The program is sponsored
by the various farm agencies in
Macon county and will offer speak
ers representing the different agen
cies. Speakers on the program will
be : Fred Sloan, Mrs. Florence.
Sherrill, Carl Slagle, Mrs. J. S.
Gray and Miss Doyle.
Jess Conley, who will lead the
program, stated that he felt that
the service would be of special in
terest to the farm folk of the
county and urged, .-every . one who
possibly could to attend.
EMMA LU HURST
Makes Perfect 4-H Score
Myra Slagle Wins
-.Miss -Emma Lu Hurst, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Hurst of
Route 1, won first place in the an
nual District 4-H Health Contest
held in AsTieville June 9.
Of the 10 western counties par
ticipating, Macon county contes
tant, Emma Lu Hurst, rated high
est among the girls, making a per
fect score of 100. Miss Hurst is
15 years old, is 65 inches tall and
weighs 124 pounds.
Miss Myra Slagle, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. C. S. Slagle of
Route 1, made a score of 99. The
two girls entered the district . con
test since they tied in the county
Miss Hurst will represent - the
district in the state . contest vin
Raleigh next month.
Miss Hurst has, carried on varied
4-H projects. She has participated
in the 4-H club work for five
Receives Town Support
It was announced at the -regular
monthly meeting of the Board of
Directors of the Franklin Chamber
of Commerce that over $700 in- paid
memberships had .. been collected
from-the .list of members. The di
rectors expressed their appreciation
and stated that anyone wishing to
help Franklin was cordially .invited
to join and that information cards
were available at the information
both on Main street.
Roll Call Service
At Baptist Church
A roll call service will be held
at the Franklin Baptist church on
Sunday morning at 11 o'clock in
stead of the regular morning serv
ice, it has been announced by the
Rev. C F. Rogers, pastor.
Letters have bvn sent to every
member asking them to attend this
service or to send a message or
verse of Scripture to be read as
their names are called.
A special program is being ar
ranged, including singing and mu
sic. A brief history of the church
will be given by. Alex Moore, a
senior deacon and a member for 30
The pastor will speak on "What
the Church Should Mean to its
At 8 o'clock Sunday evening, Mr.
Rogers will preach on the subject
of The Present War In the Light
of Bible Prophacy."
To Be Cleaned '
. Friends and relatives are asked
to meet at the Cowec Baptist
church on Saturday, June 28, to
put the cemetery into better con
dition. All are asked to come and
spend the day and bring dinner,
I also tools.
$1 .50 PER YEAR
MRS. V. F. HOOD
KILLED IN WRECK
Driver Injured When Car
Plunges 400 Feet To
Mrs. V; F. Hood of Gainesville,
Ga., was killed instantly and her
husband, who was driving the car,
received a broken arm ami other
minor injuries in a wreck on the
Franklin-Highlands highway. The
accident occurred about 10 miles
from Franklin near, the Cullasaja
Ed Guy, state highway patrol
man, who investigated the case
stated ( that the car left the high
way at a point where there was
no guard rail on he highway and
that the first plunge of the car
after leaving the road was 100 feet.
Mrs. .Hood was thrown from the
auto before the car reached the
river, and her body was found
about 75 feet) from the . river.
Mr. Hood, who was taken to
Angel hospital and treated for his
injuries, stated that he was driv.
ing about ten" miles per hour as
there was extremely poor visibility
due to Jicavy' fog and rain, anil
that the- accident occurred before
he realized wliat had .happened.
Dr. Ed Angel stated., that Mr.'
Hood would be able 'to leave the
hospital within the nert few davs.
Figures obtained f, from the
Franklin. Chamber of Commerce
show that the heavy travel through
the Smoky Mountains National
Park has been felt here during the
The report from the tourist in
formation shows that there were
119 requests for information dur
ing the week of June 1-7 as com
pared with 112 and 94 for the two
proceeding weeks. While many of
these requests are for road infon.
mation the report shows that near
ly half the inquiries are concern
ing local tourist facilities.
Five Macon Women Take
Part In O. E. S. Program
Nesuassa Chapter was well rep
resented, at the 36th session of
the Grand Chapter of North Caro
lina Order of Eastern Star which
convened in Asheville the first
three days of this week.
Several members of the local
chapter were given appointments
by the Worthy Grand Matron to
serve during the meeting. Mrs. J.
R. Ray, Mrs. T. T. Love, and.Mr.sv
Frank 1 Murray served as Assis
tant Grand Conductress, Page and
Warder, respectively. Mrs. Carl
Cabe was Grand Representative,
substituting for Mrs. C. Gordon
Moore who has had this appoint
ment for three ' years anl who,
could not attend the session. ."Miss
Elizabeth Slagle, District Deputy
Grand Matron for the 12th Dis
trict and Mrs. Lee Guffey also at
tended all .sessions of the Chapter.
Mrs. W.( C. Penn, Mrs. Mysa
Crawford, Mrs. W. T. Moore, Miss
Lassie Kelly and Ifcand Mrs,
A: .R. Higdon were' tljere for . the
opening ceremonies. ' . '
. On Wednesday "night at the clos
ing session. Miss Elizabeth Slagle
was for the third consecutive year
installed as District Deputy Grand
Matron for this District.
Rev. J. H. Green Holds
Revival At Clark's Chapel
Revival services were conducted
last week at Clark's Chapel by
Rev. J. H. Green, father of the
pastor. Rev. Philip L. Green. The
singing was led by Mr. and Mrs.
Green assisted by the visiting quar
tet of men's voices, composed of
Kenneth Temple, Richard Stowe.
Jack Fogleman, and Arthur Phil
lips of Greensboro. ,
Home Coming Soon
At Cowee Church
Lee Mason announced that the
Cowee Baptist church would hold
a homecoming on Saturday, July 12.
There will be a good program for
the day with singing and dinner
on the grounds. Mr. Mason urged
all friends and relatives to attend
Macon Club Women
Make Attendance Record
Macon County Home Demon
stration Clubs made the best at
tendance record at the annual dl
trict meeting held recently in
Hayesville, has been announced by
Mrs. Florence S. Sherrill, home