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The Franklin press and the Highlands Maconian. (Franklin, N.C.) 1932-1968, June 26, 1941, Image 1

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y fl i Advertising In This Newspaper . Pays . Home Stores Carry Your Shopping Needs PROGRESSIVE LIBERAL INDEPENDENT - t X V VOL. LVI, NO. 26 Bishop Purcell To Dedicate Asbury Church On July 6th Methodists Expect 500 To Attend Services At Otto 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 nomination. 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 afternoon. Bishop Purcell will preach at the Franklin Methodist church at 8 9 p. m. The office force will con- u;s.o. quota SUBSCRIBED Churches And Clubs Have Pledged Macon's Share In Campaign 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 con county. 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. i ' ; - f . - , ' , BISHOP CLARE PURCELL Draft Board 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 fall. 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. ; Indefinite Quota 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 Changes Ownership 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 hop- Last Rites Held For Harold Bryson 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 tonsils. 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 Doris Trayway. 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 Water System 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. Ordination Of Rev. Hubert Wardlaw Sunday Evening 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 time. ' A commission appointed by the presbytery of Asheville, headed by Dr. R. D. Bedinger, will be pres ent to take part in this service. Draft Board Seeks Whereabouts Two Registrants Of 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 draft board. 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. Fifth Sunday Singing Convention 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 1940. Carloadings during the first two weeks in June showed a 13 per cent increase over the same two weeks in 194a I Parking 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 announced. 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 Hayesville club. 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. First game'. Hayesville ... 000 330 000-6 8 2 Franklin ..... 001 000 0001 6 1 Mingus and Rogers, Reynolds and McHarge. Second game: 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 Route 4. Big Crowd Is For July Program For Fourth Of July 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 girls). Egg Race (girls and woman). . Wheelbarrow Race (open to all). Fifty Yard Dash (hoys and girls). :. Bull Frog Jump. Tricycle Race - (boys and girls). Watermelon Grab. 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. Street Dancing. 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 complications. 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 Macon county. 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 Of Property 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 Expected 4th Celebration $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 chairman. ' 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 prizt. 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 farm. Seeks Accounting 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,

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