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VOL. LVI, NO. 26
Bishop Purcell To Dedicate
Asbury Church On July 6th
Methodists Expect 500
To Attend Services
Bishop Dare Purcell of Char
lotte, bishop of the Methodist
Episcopal , church, will dedicate the
new Asibury Methodist church,' at
, Otto, on Sunday morningi 'July 6,
at the 11 o'clock service. The Rev.
J,. C. Swaim, under whose pastorate
the handsome new brick building
has been constructed, is in charge
of the: arrangements for the-dedi-
' cation, which is -expected to bring
together one of the largest con
gregations of Methodists ever as
' sembled in the county.
Bishop Purchell, one of ten bish
ons of the Methodists in the Unit
ed States, is one of the leading
1 preachers and leaders of the de
Preparations are being made to
: accomodate. 500 guests, Mr. Swaim
has announced. The overflow con
gregation will be seated in the'
auditorium of the new Otto school
building, where a loud speaker elec
tric hook-up will carry the services
being held in the church. ,, J
Dinner will be served on the
grounds, Mr. Swaim states. A full
program will be published next
week. Dr. E. J. Coltrane of Bre
vard college will preach in , the
Bishop Purcell will preach at the
Franklin Methodist church at 8
9 p. m. The office force will con-
Churches And Clubs Have
Pledged Macon's Share
The United Service Organization,
composed of the churches of all
creeds and other religious and serv
ice organizations to provide whole
some recreation facilities for our
men in military service, has re
ceived ready response from Ma
At a meeting held last Friday
evening at Franklin Terrace, rep
resenting 13 churches, organizations
and civic groups, presided over by
John Archer, the amount of the
quota requested was subscribed by
those present, who accepted the'
amounts "asked by the local com
mittee from their respective groups.
Mr. Archer told the gathering
that North Carolina was pledged
to raise $142,000 and that the state
central committee had assigned a
quota of $200 to Macon county.
Every, cent of this amount will be
spent in this state to build recre
ational facilities for men in serv
ice in the towns where camps are
located. , ,
Citizens wishing to share in this
work are asked to contribute
through the representative of 'their
church or -civic club, or to send
- their contribution direct to John
Archer, Franklin, county chairman.
The' following representatives at
tended the meeting: Franklin, Ro
tary, Sam Mendenhall; Lion's club
Thad Bryson. Churches, Baptist,
Rev. C. L. Rogers; Methodist, Dr.
J. L. Stokes; Episcopal, Bobby
Sloan; Presbyterian, Rev. H. Hu
bert Wardlaw. Highlands, Frank
Cook and W. H. Cobb. Garden
club, Mrs. Lester Conley; Parent
Teacher association,. Mr. John
Wasilik. Order of Eastern Star,
Mrs. Carl Cabe. West's Mill, Clyde
.West; Masonic Lodge, Jess Conley.
Senator Bailey To
Speak In Asheville
Senator Josiah Bailey will
deliver an address at the city
auditorium, Asheville, July 4,
at 8 p. m.
The program will be broad
' cast over a Nation-wide net
work. The title of the address
is "Our Republic. It Must Be
Preserved." - -
Dr. Ed Angel To Head
Old North State Drive
Dr. Ed Angel has been chosen
to head the Old North State
Drive in Macon county. This or
ganization will raise funds to aid
the British American Ambulance
Corps. Governor Broughton has
been named state" chairman with
George R. Pou, state auditor, fi
nance chairman. Plans are going
forward to complete the develop
ment of the organization in the
county witbia the t few day.
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BISHOP CLARE PURCELL
Ready For Registration
On July 1st
Plans are complete at the local
draft board headquarters for the
registration of Macon county men
who have reached the age of 21
years since the registration last
The registration will be held at
the office in the Ashear building,
which will be open from-7 a. m. to
sist of the board member, advis
ory board members and two vol
untary registrar,, the Misses Myr
tle Boxick and Mildred Bryson.
It was stated bv Mrs. Gilmer
Jones, clerk of the board, that it
is estimated that from 150 to 200
young men are expected to regis
ter at this time. ;
Of CCC Enrollees
Macon county has been given an
indefinite quota of young white
men for OCC camps, Mrs. Eloise
G. Franks, county superintendent
of welfare, has announced. The
enrollment , will take place- soon
after July 1, and all who wish to
enroll are asked to fill out their
applications as soon as possible.
Families of the young men seek
ing enrollment must be "eligible,"
though not necessarily on relief.
In order to assure their accept
ance, the young men should file
their applications as soon as pos
sible. Esther's Beauty Shop
Miss Josephine Bradley wishes
to announce that she has purcahs
ed Esther', Beauty Shop from Mrs.
Esther Cunningham. Miss Bradley
states that she has redecorated
the interior of the shop and that
she has plans' to obtain the serv
ices of an additional experienced
beautician. The name of the shop
will.be changed to Jos .Beauty
Last Rites Held For
Funeral services for Harold Bry
son, 16, were held on Friday morn
ing at 11 o'clock. The Rev. Philip
L. Green, pastpr, officiated, assist
ed by the Rev. J. L. Stokes II,
pastor of the Franklin Methodist
church. Interment was in ."the
church cemetery. -
Harold, who had . been living in
Concord -for the past three years,
was learning the printer's trade
and had just finished a three
years' course in school. He was to
have returned to Whittier Thurs
day to make .his home with his
father. He died about 11 o'clock
Wednesday while undergoing an
operation for the removal of his
The pallbearers, all cousins, were
Otto Arvey, Oscar Rickman, Grov
er Arvey, Loy Farrish, Troy Hurst,
and Wade Arvey. The flower girls
were Mattie Pearl Bryson, Zena
Pearl Rickman, Rosalie Whitting
ton, Mildred Dalton, Ruth Bryson.
Freda Potts, Helen Gibson, and
Surviving are his father, Roy
Bryson. of Whittier; his mother,
Mrs. Ann Bryson, of Canton;
three brothers, Lynden, of Canton,
Marshall, an enrollee in the CCC
camp at Otto, and Eobby, of
Franklin ; one half-sister, Patricia
Bryson, of Whittier, and his grand
father, Charlie Bryson, of West'
Mill ... -
FRANKLIN, N. C. THURSDAY, JUNE 26. 1941
For Highlands Improved
1 Capacity. Doubled
The Works Project Administra
tion has completed and turned over
Water System Improvements Pro
ject, which has been wider con
struction 14 months.
The Project consisted of laying
six miles of water mains, "construct
ing a new intake dam and pump
ing station on Brush Creek, which
increased the town's water sup
ply from the mountain streams
about double. Excavating and
cleaning out the old intake dam,
thus increasing the storage capa
city in the intake about a million
gallons. Constructing, five and one
half miles of fence and fire lines
around the two . water sheds, pro
tecting them from fire and tres
passers. These improvements will give '
Highlands all the pure mountain
water nteded for many years, at
least, until its present population,
which is from ,four to five thous
and in the summertime, is doubled.
This project was constructed with
WPA labor, and supervision, and
sponsored by the Town of High
lands. Mayor W; W. Edwards, as
purchasing agent, was in charge
for the town. Mr. Arnold ,H. Van
derhoof of Asheville, engineer, was
in charge of construction. J. O.
Abbe, WPA superintendent, -was in
charge of completion of the pro
ject which has been constructed
in a very, satisfactory manner, and
the Town of Highlands is highly
pleased in every respe'et.
Of Rev. Hubert Wardlaw
The Rev. Hubert G. Wardlaw,
who recently completed his; theo
logical studies for the ministry of
the Southern Presbyterian church,
will be prdained as a minister of
the Gospel next Sunday evening.
June 29, at 8 o'clock. The service
will take place in the Franklin
Presbyterian church, of which he
will be installed pastor at the same
A commission appointed by the
presbytery of Asheville, headed by
Dr. R. D. Bedinger, will be pres
ent to take part in this service.
Two Macon county registrants,
George Taylor, of Flats; and Wil
liam; Clay Allman of Franklin,
have not replied to the question
naires mailed to them by -the local
E. W. Long, board chairman,
requested any information, that
friends or family may be able to
give as to their whereabouts and
addresses so that notice may be
mailed to them. Mr. Long stated
that unless they could be located
at an early date their names would
have to be listed as delinquent.
Vacation Bible Schools At
Union, Mt. Zion Churches
Vacation Bible Schools at Union
and Mt. Zion Methodist churches
have completed their courses with
good attendance, the Rev. J. C.
Swaim, pastor, has announced. The
Union school, which lasted two
weeks had a total enrollment of
68 ; and the one-week school at
Mt Zion enrolled 58 pupils.
The fifth Sunday Singing con
vention will be held in the Macon
county courthouse on Sunday, June
29, it has been announced by James
M. Raby, president
Mr. Raby stated that he expected
dingers from the adjoining coun
ties as well as from Georgia and
South Carolina. All singer in Ma
con county are urged to attend.
T. F. Railway Shows
Increase In Freight
CORNELIA, GA, June 25. The
Tallulah Falls Railway loaded 536
Carloads on its lines during the
first five months of 1941, accord
ing to an announcement made by
H. L. Brewer, receiver.
. This represented a slight increase
over the corresponding period in
Carloadings during the first two
weeks in June showed a 13 per
cent increase over the same two
weeks in 194a I
Limits On Main Street
To Be Enforced
The 'Board of Aldermen has noti
fied the Chief of Police to en
force the parking ordinance limit
ing the time of parking of local
cars, George' Dean, town clerk, has
The ordinance provides that local
cars' parking on Main street are
limited to one hour between 8 a.
m. and 6 p. m.
At this time of the year; many
tourist cars pass through town and
seek parking space. It is to the
advantage of the business firms
and all citizens that every courtesy
be extended to visitors, including
the hospitality of our Main street
curb. This ordinance was enacted
for this purpose, and the town
board requests the voluntary co
operation of all citizens in obey
ing it -,'.'' '.V
Franklin Splits 2 Games;
First Game Protested
The Franklin All-Stars split a
two game series with Hayesville,
Sunday, June 22.
Franklin lost the first gome by
a score of 6 to 1, but the game is
being protested by the. Franklin
team due to a dispute' between
umpires. The final outcome of the
game will be dependent upon a
decision by the president of the
Thi-State League, Joe iPostan.
Franklin came back behind the
steady' pitching of English to win
the second game 9 to 2. This was
English's fifth win in six starts.
Newton led the Franklin hitters
with two home runs.
Mingus, who struck out six and
allowed only six hits in . the first
game, was the star ' for the
Franklin will play a double head
er with Sylva at Sylva, Sunday.
These two clubs have met once
before this season with Sylva win
ning a two game series.
Hayesville ... 000 330 000-6 8 2
Franklin ..... 001 000 0001 6 1
Mingus and Rogers, Reynolds and
Hayesville ...... 020 000 02 5 3
Franklin 213 000 3-9 11 0
Wheeler, Mingus and Hensley,
English and Newton. '
Mrs. Arie Moore Of
We.'. -.Ms!! Iixs3s
Mrs. Arte . Moore, 61, died at her
home in the West's Mill commun
ity ' on Sunday morning at 10
o'clock. Although she had been in
ill health for a number of years,
she was critically ill for' about
three days. " -
Mrs. Moore, a daughter of the
late Wilburn and Amanda Davis
Welch, was: born and raised in
the Rose' Creek section of Ma
con cousty. She was a member of
the Rose Creek Baptist church.
The funeral services were held
on Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock
at the Rose Creek Baptist church.
The Rev. C. C. Welch, pastor, was
in charge of the services. Burial
was in the church cemetery.
Surviving besides the husband,
Sam R. Moore, axe four children,
three sqns: Fred and Arthur
Moore, of Pontiac, Mich;, and Lee
Moore; of West's Mill, nd one
daughter, Mrs. Elsie McGlouthan,
of Pink Gap, N. C, and 14 grand
children. Theodore Gregory's
Funeral On Wednesday-
Theodore Gregory, 35, died in
Angel hospital on Tuesday morn
ing at 2 o'clock . following an ill
ness of six days. .
Mr. Gregory is the son of Mrs.
Elmira Parker Gregory and the
late William Gregory. He was
born and raised in the mountain
Grove' section of Macon county
and was a farmer. He was un
married and lived with his mother.
He was a member of the Mountain
Grove Baptist church.
Funeral services were held on
Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock
at the Mountain Grove Baptist
church, The Rev. William Breed
love, pastor, of Jackson county,
will officiate. Burial was in the
church cemetery. (
Surviving beside the mother are
four sister. Mr. J. B. Ammons,
of Ellijay; Miss Minnie Buchan
an, and Mrs. Sallie Buchanan,
both of Erastus, Jackson county,
and Mrs. Robert Fox of Ellijay;"
four brother, Ben Gregory, of
Bryson City; Jim Gregory, and
Alex Gregory of Robbinsonville;
and Parker Gregory, ot iranum
Big Crowd Is
Program For Fourth
The following is' the calender
of events for the day's celebra
tion which is sponsored by. the
Fourth of July Celebration
Committee. It is hoped that
everyone will join jn and have
a lot of fun.
! 9:00 To 12:00
Games With Prize
Sack Race (Boys).
Three Leg Race (boys' and
Egg Race (girls and woman). .
Wheelbarrow Race (open to
Fifty Yard Dash (hoys and
:. Bull Frog Jump.
Tricycle Race - (boys and
Horseshoe Pitching Contest
(open all morning).
2:00 To 5:00 p. m.
Baseball Game. '
Greasy Pig and Bicycle Race
during game. " '
4:00 p. m.
President's! Speech and Flag
Dedication . with Oath of Alle
giance by all.
8:00 p. m.
Funeral Rites For
Mrs. Ellen Cunningham
Mrs. Ellen Jacobs Cunningham,
70, died at the home of her son,
Walter B. Cunningham on Frank
lin Route 4, on Saturday morn
ing about 10 o'clock, following an
illness of five 'months. Death was
caused from heart trouble and
Born on April 19, 1871, Mr,s.
Cunningham was the former Miss
Ellen Jacobs, daughter of the late
John and Celia Clampitt Jacobs,
She was married to Sam Cunning
ham in 1893, who died a few years
ago. She was a member of the
Franklin Baptist church and the
last member of the John Jacobs
family, who were early settlers in
Funeral services were held at
the Clark's Chapel Methodist
church on Sunday afternoon at 3
o'clock. The Rev. Philip L. Green,
pastor, officiated, assisted by the
Rev. Harry. S. Williams, pastor of
the Hillside Methodist church in
Asheville, and former pastor, and
and the Rev. j. A. Flanagan, for
iftcr paster of the Franklin Pres
byterian church. Interment was in
the church cemetery.
The pallbearers were Roy Mash
burn, Wilson Smart, Theo Siler
Perry Cunningham, Roy Carpenter
and A. R. Higdon.
Surviving are seven sons, Walt
er B., Harry Lee, George W. and
Roy Cunningham of Franklin ;
Carl of Waynesville; Fred of
Louisville, Ky.; and Paul, of
Hayesville; two daughters, Miss
Essie Cunningham of Franklin and
Mrs. J. B. Sherrill, of Enka, and
17 grandchildren. ' ' : . ,
Suit Brought To Re-Open
Maxwell Home And School
T. M. Slagle Et Al Seek
Change Of Trustee
A suit has been filed by T. M.
Slagle,. et al versus the Home Mis
sion committee of the Asheville
Presbytepv to decide the status of
the V jcwell Home and school
property on Cartoogechaye. In fil
ing the complaint, T. M. Slagle
did so in. behalf of himself and
"the needy, homeless and desti
tute youth and children of Car
toogechaye community and Ma
con county, and any and all other
firms, persons or corporations that
may have an interest in the sub
ject matter or result of this ac
tion." Hotne For Hocnelee
The plaintiff sets forth that prior
to November 11, 1910, he and his
wife, Laura M. Slagle, were the
owners and in possession of a large
valuable farm of 500 acres in the
Cartoogechaye community of Ma
con county, and that shortly before
this time their oldest son, Max
well Slagle, was claimed by death.
That they, Mr. and Mrs. Slagle,
desired to substantially and appro
priately commemorate his memory
by establishing a home and school,
which would bear the name of
their deceased son and which
would, at the same time, be a per
manent home and school for needy
and homeless children.
The plaintiff sets forth at length
$1.50 PER YEAR
$75.00 Worth Of Prizes;
Games, Speeches, And
: Street Dancing
All plans have been completed
for Franklin to celebrate the
Fourth in the "real old fashioned
way." Garnets, races and other con--tests
with prizes for each and
every game will lie Jhe. feature of
the morning program.
In the afternoon there will be
a baseball game. During the ball;
game there will be a greasy pig
race and a bicycle race.
The highlight of the day's pro
gram will be a broadcast by Pres
ident Roosevelt followed by a flag'
dedication ceremony, and the oarti
of allegiance by all present.
In the evening there will be
string music and street dancing
for everyone. .
This program has been made
possible through the contributioins.
ol Franklin merchants and the
hard work of. the Fourth of July
Committeet with W. C1 Newton as
Liat Of Prizes And Contributor
List of prizes and contributors ,
are Cagle's, $10; Joe Ashear, one
silk dress or Stetson hat. 'Franklin
Hardware $5 ; Swaf ford's Market
$2 worth of merchandise; Perry's
Drug Store, one boy's watch, one
girl's compact ; Baldwin & Liner
Market, $2 worth of merchandise; ,
Macon Theatre four free . theatre
passes; The Franklin Press, one
year subscription to the Franklin
Press; E. K. Cunningham & Co.,'
one pair girl's Farmerette Slacks;
Reeves ' Hardware Co., $5; John
Cunningham, five gallons of gas;
Ralph Womack, five quarts of oil;
Nantahala Power and Light , Co.,
one electric toaster; S. and L 5 &
10c Store, one1 first base mitt ;
Angel's Drug Store, $1 worth of
merchandise ; Macon County. Sup
ply, $1.50. worth of; merchandise;
Patton's Texaco Station,- wash and
grease job; City Garage, five gal
lons of gas; Macon Furniture Co.,
smoking stand; Western Auto, 5
quarts of oil; City Pressing Club,
one dry cleaning job; Cunningham
Feed . and Grocery Store, $1 in
merchandise ; City Market, $1 in
trade;. The Tavern Lunch Room,
one meal; Dixie Grill, $5 meal tick-,
et; Jess' Shop, $1 in trade; Jo's
Shop, $1 in i trade; Polly's, pine
Lee Poindexter has ahuady cap
tured the wild pig to be used in
the greasy pig chase.
. These prizes will be either in
cash or merchandise ifit the discre
tion of the donor. . i
Bible School At
Co wee Baptist Church
Daily Vacation' Bible School at
the Cowee Baptist church will be-,
gin Monday morning, June 30 and
continue through Monday, July 11,
lasting each day from 9 to 11:30
p. m. It is hoped that many chil
dren can attend. '
the steps taken by them and the
Home Mission committee, who
promised in behalf of the "home
less, needy and destitute children"
to carry out the wishes of the
plaintiffs to establish a fitting and
permanent mounment to the mem
ory of their son, that would per
manently bear the name of "Max
well Home and , School."
The school was established for
a brief time, but "shortly there
after the Asheville Presbytery
abandoned its trust and ceased to
operate this school and leased the
property to be operated as a
The plaintiff seeks an account
ing of the present trusteeship, and
the appointment by the court of
a new trustee' to carry into effect
the provisions of the trust. It is
claimed that the property has
deteriorated and "is in danger of
being further materially injured
and impaired and that a receiver
should be appointed. . . ;" The
plaintiff asks a decree be entered
to have the property operated
Wider the terms of the contract
entered into November 10, 1910.
In its answer the Home Mission :
committee clajms that all money
received from the property has
been, used for "charitable, religious
and educational purposes. ..."
The plaintiff is represented by
Jones and Jones, of Franklin and .
the defendant by Williams and
Cocke of Asheville,