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VOL. LVI, NO. 36
FRANKLIN, N. C. THURSDAY, SEPT. 4, 1941
$150 PER YEAR
: i , .
New Courthouse And Jail
Proposal Turned Down
The proposed $60,000 bond issue
to supplement a WPA project for
. the errection of a new courthouse
and jail was defeated at a special
election' held Tuesday, September
2 by an approximate vote of 804
against and 700 votes ifor the
measure, The . voting for the
county as a whole was rather
light. With all but the Flats pre-
cinct returns reported, the total
vote for the' county was only
A majority of votes favoring the
issue were cast in the- Franklin
township, while the ; Highland1,,
Cowee, and Burningtown: precincts
led the opposition. The vote in
several of the county precincts
was rather evenly divided.
Sackcloth and Wheat for Destitute Chinese Naval Recruits
fflHM ti task imm
WW!. .. - - J T .
Case of Polio In Franklin
The total vote of the reported IUXlxl . V',fcJ
precincts is as follows: Jt- '4Z
Franklin . 370 233
, t Highlands 24 128
1 Burningtown 6 115
Mill Shoals ' 44 " 16
Smith Bridge 74 50
Cowee 52 168
!: Nantahala No. 1 48 9
Nantahala No. 2 14 4
Cartoogechaye 48 . 32
I Ellijay 15 34
Sugar Fork . 5 15
American Red Cross wheat does double duty among destitute Chinese children at the Southern Presbyterian
tmission at Hashing, Chekiang, as this picture (left) by United China Relief shows. The wheat provides food
and the bags make serviceable summer garments. At right, Wendell Willkie, committee member of the United
China Relief, is shown with Chinese children who thanked him for his co-operation in the $5,000,000 Chinese
Keller drive. . ' .
Willard. Sanders, son of Marion
Labor Day Auto Crashes
The county commissioners pre
sented a plan to the citizens of
.1... ,.:..i.:u ...YA !.-. . ".nam. oai.uc:
- '7 1 Sanders, is being sought by local
nanced a $150,000 courthouse to , . . , . . B . . . ,
J. ; j ', . , t , . police officials in connection with
be treated on the Main street lot ; . .. . .. .... . , . , ,
' j .l r .u t an automobile accident which oc-
- purchased by the county for . that . bn Harrison avenue on
purpose sope. years ago. . Monda September 1 about 4 p. m.
which two persons were injured.
'Press .'and Highlands Aiaconian. of The accident occurred in the
June 6, 1941. The chief peeds sharp curve in ftoht of John Har-
,set forth by the commissioners son's house. A ar said to have
were; a jail, tireproot vaults ana been driven by' Willard Sanders,
increased office space to house the and traveling toward Franklin and
public agencies. ..'
(reported xto'lrafg founded the
curve at such a high rate of speed
that the car slid out of the high
way and struck another car park
ed on the right hand side of the
road in which Woodrow Reeves
and Manson Stiles were sitting.
Mr. Stiles received a bruised
shoulder from the accident.
Of Waynesvillie and
Bryson City Churches
. ' Riding in the car driven bv
- wrtiiNivi, ocpu o. l ... . tiders were Ovalee Watts, Ilomas
arc being completed for the double GraVi Wilar a d LIoyd ganders,
dedication, of St. John.s Cathohc Lloyd Sanders was placed under
Church, Waynesville, and St. Jos- ,arrest by ,he officprs pendin fllr.
eph's Catholic Church, Bryson City, ft,er investigation
on Wednesday, September 10. The Miss Wat(s received a fractured
Waynesville Church will be dedi- pelvis She. was ,aken q a.
cated at 10 a. m., the Bryson Cuy hospital where :she is reported to
church at 8 p. m. ' ; be recovering from her injuries.
Tto fnct Upu Fiiirene I Mc- -
Guinness. Bishoo of Raleigh, will
of ficate at both services. He will M17 1 1 I I ATP
be assisted at St. John's Church by J I Zl A 1 .1 .1 1 1 .1
f,m, ,.tn nf the Wavnesville 1 1 11MJJ IU
. parish ' as follows : Rev. Bernard
McDevitt, Pinehurst, founder of
the parish, assistant priest ; Rev.
Arthur Hacptte Wilson, first dea
con of the mass; Rev. Michael I Macon County Schools
Carey, UlizaDetn wiy, seconu u- . Will Rprwvj.
con of the mass; Rev. Howard i. ,VC
Lane. Hamlet, first deacon at the e I,oUU
Throne: Rev. Cletus Helfrich,
Henderson, second deacon at the A.toiai ot ?itn) has been allotted
U.nn. T1, Verv Rpv Dr. H. the public schools of Macon rnnnlv
Louis Motry.- dean of the school by the National Youth Administra- I the Franklin formed the honorary
uon, state Administrator John A. -ori.
Lang announced vesterday. Funds
allocated will be used in carrying
on the MYA student work pro
gram in the local .sthools during
Former Franklin Pastor
Passes At Veterans'
The Rev. John Arthur Flanagan,
44, for 15 yeans pastor of the
Franklin Presbyterian church, died
at 6:10 p. m. Monday, September
1, at the Veterans' hospital, Co
lumbia, S. C. Air. Flanagan left
his pastorate here last fall to ac
cept a call to the Presbyterian
thurch of Whitmire, S. C. ?
Funeral services were held on
Tuesday afternoon at 4 o'clock at
Bowling Green, S. C, Mr. Flana
gan's former home, in the Pres
byterian church. Officiating were
the pastor, the Rev. H. D. Corbett,
assisted by the Rev. R. D. Bed-
inger, D. D. ; Rev. 1. M. Ellis,
D, D. ; Rev. B. S. Hodges, Rev.
W. H. Bowman, and Rev. Hubert
Wardlaw, pastor of the Franklin
church. !lnterment was in the
Other ministers attending; the fu
neral were Dr. J. L. Stokes, Frank
lin; the Revs. C. J; Matthews, W.
S. Porfer, C. A. Calcote, J. R.
McKittrick, J. C Bailey, F. W.
Gregg, H. D. Duly, W. L. Baker,
W. D. Ratchford, J. W. Conyers,
Howard Foran, Donald .Bailey and
C, T. Rozzell.
T. B. Clinics
Give Examinations To 105
of church law at the Catholic Uni
versity, Washington, D. C, will
deliver the sermon.
Bishop McGinness will be assist
ed at St. Joseph's church, Bry,son
Citv. as follows: Very Rev. Louis
J. Bour, Asheville, deacon ; Rev.
John Manley, Asheville, subdeacon.
The Rev. Dr. Adrian J Kilker,
Philadelphia, Pa will give the ded
icatory address. .
Construction of St. John' Church
began last March and was com
pleted this mointh. It lias a seat
ing capacity of 250.
Construction on St. Joseph's
Church, Bryson C'ty. was begun
last May and completed this
month. St. Joseph's Church is a
mission of St. John's Parish,
' St. Joseph's Church occupies a
site facing the Great Smoky
Mountains National Park on East
Main street, U. S. Highway 19,
one block ast of the Swain coun
ty courthouse. The church building
is of native granite stone. The
exterior dimensions are 46 by 35
feet with a seating capacity of 115.
Last year more than 80 boys and
girls between the years of 16 and
25 were paid out of this NYA
student funds for work done in
connection with their school work.
without which they could not have
attended school. The amounts re
ceived ranged from $3 to $0 per
Allocation of 305,631 to carry
on student work program of NYA
during 1941-1942 was announced
this week by State NYA Admin
istrator, Lon A. Lang of Raleigh.
Rev. Rufus Morgan
Returns From Kami g a
The Rev. A. Rufus Morgan,
rector of the Episcopal churches of
Franklin and Highlands, who has
served during the summer, months
as business manager of the Ka.nuga
Lake Conference Grounds, returned
to his home here in St. Agnes
County Council Of
To Meet Saturday
The county council of the Home
Demonstration clubs has been
called by Mrs. Ross Bennett -to
meet at the Agricultural building
at. 2 p. m. on Saturday, September
6. All club leaders are urged to
attend. Officers will be elected
for the coming year, and the plans
and program fof the clubs for 1942
will be discussed.
Dr. J. L. Stokes will lead the
devotions and Mrs. J. W. C. John
son will lead a conference as part
of the program.
Active pallbearers were six elders
of the Whitmire Presbyterian
church: O. P. Suber, W. H. Miller,
Joe H. Simpson,- W. W. Lewis, Dr.
J. W. Gary and John Walker.
. Honorary pallbearers were ; the
elders of the Whitmire Presby
terian church: Dr. H. B. Thomas,
and the elders and deacons of the
Franklin church, and others from
The casket was covered by the
U. S. flag.
Tuberculosis clinics held by the
Macon county health department
under the direction of the , county
health nurse, Mrs. Josephine Dix
on Gaines, examined a total of
105 cases, all white. The clinics
were held in the health department
quarters in the Ashear 'building on
August 12 and 13.
One case was found to be far
advanced, nine childhood cases were
shown tg be positive, types, and two
new cases were discovered. One
of these is being treated at home
and one has applied for admission
at Sanitorium, state institution.
There were found' nine latent
cases and one probable case. Of
those examined, 89 were found to
Mrs. Gaines visits all cases in
the county of' which she has knowl
edge, at" intervals of once a month,
checking progress and giving in
struction in the case and nursing
of the case. Both patients and their
families are given thorough - in
struction in preventive methods and
precautionary measures taken for
the protection of other members;
of the family,
Enlisted Through Local
as a result ot interest in .iiava
enlistment, in this area, the fol
lowing local men have been accept
ed and sent to Raleigh for enlist
inent. They are Edward Ray Mash
Dean. , Jr.. of Franklin : and lames n s,CLldl meeting ol the county
Abbott Hyatt, Warne, Ga. In addi- board of health was held on Wed-.'
ltion to the above named man, .nesday, September 3, to discuss
Arve fleas barker of t-ranklin the infantile paralysis (poliomve,
has been accepted for enlistment i.-.- .
nn thf kpc.,. a.,-1 ,.,;il K.' "".V -waCOIl CQUIUV.
called for duty in the near future. 1 "tt,e ln attendance, at the meet-
The large number of applications "ig were, Gus Leach, G. L. Houk.
received at the local Naval Ke- Dr. W.. E. Furr, Dr. H. T. Hors-
cru.ting ott.ee. .n . the post oif.ee ley :. board nlcml)ers , )r vv A
funding has itjuujcu in uic assign- p , .
ing of two recruiters instead of b ' wu'" P""'cwn, ur. iiu-
ane as heretofore. The current Bdr "gei, in. tisk, Uis
monthly visit is made by rred Gos- tnct health olficer: Dr. (i L
nell, Chief Boatswain s mate, U. S. Lynch, county health officer, and
Navy; and Chief Signalman C. J. Mrs. Josephine Gaines county
inichn-ilf ClOA l ' tu:. ... ' . J
..I..1II.IIOIUI, icsci vc. una nurse.
additional recruitinc nomnnnpl now i.'.n. .u. i- -
, . viivniuj uic uuscussion it was
permits me local recruiters to com- decided that since there was. only
k.w. .... c.iisuucu jiipcrs one. case ol infantile paralysis in
locally, thereby enabling them to the county at the present time
..u mc m n m xor enusimeni that the situation was not serious
irorn me local oince in most cases, enough to cause undue alarm. How-
v axai n.ecruiting onice will oe ever the dLstrici h.-al.h n(f;r ii,.
again esiaDiisnea in -f ranKlin on r. N. S!k wa -iW.r. a;. :..:
October 6, 7, and 8, inclusive, at power to men i .,......'
o ..i:,:,.i .. . w,,bv.L
a" uuiuiilicu IIUUIUU Ji lOllld olhpr .rain , .
appuiauuns win again oe ac
cepted. : . . Text Of Order
Upon the advice of the assembled
group the board issued the follow
ing order in regard to the situ
It was ordered:
That whereas it auoears that
there is now a single case of in
fantile paralysis in the vicinity of
. e . ionium aim iwo auaiiionai cases
1 ri-oiaie l-eague riay-orr I Irom without the county that have
Begins - Wednesday heretofo,re been brought here lor
Wmk 7 yuiyuse oi meaicai consuita-
, . . . . . .
-- VTT 1 .J IVJ VvU.ll
tv en rrin t at V o i
n a post season game the as ran crt,;j .t.
in. c,. ... r j . " u,tt
... . . . - j " - J ui .mavuil LUUI1LV :
go u tunings Detore winning from lt is therefore ordered that all
","7UUU " Lvc7 nol'y con- minor children under the age of
cMisv vii tut luvfli uicuuuuu is va re urh oi-o 1
lrj ""l- uf , na' score was been in contact with a case nf in
to j. dow tncusn ana noir font i u i.j .
strict quarantine regulations for a
A PIONEER OF
Final Rite Held For
John Jay Smith On
Funeral services for John Jay
Smith, 88, of Highlands, who died
at 10:30 p. m. Tuesday, September
2, were conducted at his home at
3 p. m. Wednesday. The Rev. J.
S. Higgins, pastor of the High
lands Methodist church, officiated.
Mr. Smith had been in declining
health for the past several year.s.
ing the schools there, lie was i'-Put he was acutely ill only a week
Mr. Flanagan was born Novem
ber 12, . 18, at Bowling Green,
York county, S. C. After attend
sonback pitched for Frankliin with
both pitchers turning in a credit- or;, At r .. ' . .
able performance. 0f their last ex,lne
the In- it w frtv.r u.. .1.- n
c . , ".luni muucu uy l lie ilia-
State League play-off Sunday, con County Board of Health that
September 7 in a game with Sylva j the eve.t that additional cases
io ue piayea mere. 0f sa d ,i seasp .. .. . .
A J f P f. . 7. """" v.ui.
n ,aigt uiuwu ui riaiiKiui nils v that al ninS r n-,thr;..
. t . . . . . 1' " w f,ami,iiiit:3 . ailU
are expected to De on hand, tins meetings be orohibited: said nhlir
k,.. ,i,a . i . .. . . u .. i 1 . - ' i
ut.ng uk uui vi uiai inc. luwai catherincrs fr mi- i,H ,11 cl,u
...a... iiu uccn in mc ,iii-jwic Mindav schnnk n rtiiro cn,c
League and their first play-off, atrical exhibitions, rhnrrh A,is
tent meetings, and all other pub-
Fnur Iniurod 11C n,eet,ns wherein people are
1 a i 1 accustomed to gather together.
In .AUtO Wreck The county health officer is her,.
i. j f. ii. u:. 1 K j:.j . r ..
aj 1 . anu .uis, fuiui ivn uiu uiici.icu lo cniorce tins order
Mr. and Mrs. Lester Andrews, all in the event he shall deem it nec
of Chicago, 111., were brought to essary that same be placed in oper
Angel Hospital last Monday, for atjon.
treatment of fractured rib,s and This foregoing order was nassed
mihor injuries. 1 hey reported oy the unaminous vote of all mem-
1 , i ll .
mat meir car- was wrecKea wnen uers 01 tne ooard oresent. to wf
it left the bridge while they were Gus Leach, G. L. Houk, W. E.
traveling w. the viciniey of Rain- furr, and H. T. Horslev
bow springs. 1 hey are reported
as rprftvrrinff nirlv .1 rOtiO VXUltrOi
, 0 ,
i-uuiuugii mere nas oeen a pre
valence of polio in other sections
Final Rites For in epidemic form, this region is
Mrs. Sellers At Bethel cons-aered the sa est from danger
' III rna flicqc. ...... ..I. ... .
T , . , i t u,Jl-0 1 w11n.11 is inure ape
Funeral services for Mrs. Dun- to arinftar in Ura, ,,
..w w, "-" in hot weather. With due precau-
Monday morning, September 1, at tinn ,.h ;c,,, . -
11 o'clock at the Bethel Methodist nears in . rnrnmn;t
cnurcn. ine rvev rnu.p ureen, reason t0 fear h . f .
U.1.V..-1CU. u.u:...c..i w d.sease, according to the health
... mc c.iu v... tc..ic.c.r. physician and other local doctors-
Airs, sellers was lound dead in Thp fnllnwinir r.,ioc ,
KJ ... U Ao l.--l- Cl . oiv- au.uiis
I cl I f Vi r i L those enforced by the North Caro
iri. . 1 1 1 rr iir-r-ii irriiii iiir i c i i: t . ti i r r . .
. ----- r ---- na oiaie uoara oi nealtn where
past two years, ueam was auri
graduated from Presbyterian col
lege and the Columbia Theological
seminary, Atlanta. His first past
orate was at the Franklin Pres
byterian church.- Prior to entering
the ministry he , served in the U.
S. Army 'during the World War.
The Rev. Mr. Flanagan is sur
vived by his widow, the former
Miss Margaret Riddle, who is a
sister of the Rev. F. Ray Riddle,
pastor of the Shandon Presbyterian
church, Columbia, S. C; one son,
John Arthur Flanagan,- Jr.; and
one daughter, Margaret Ann Flan
agan, both of Whitmjre; one
brother, W. Flanagan of Lan
caster; one sister, Mrs. Fred Wil
son of Gastonia, and his father,
W. B. Flanagan, of Gastonia.
Spent Summer Hera
Mr. and Mr.. Flanagan and j
children had been spending some
time in Franklin, occupying the
cottage of Mrs. Pearl Wright on
the Murphy road. Mr. Flanagan
had been ill and was resting tmd
recuperating before returning to
his tharge in Whitmire. He had
been confined to his bed tor a
week, when he was taken sudden
ly worse last Sunday morning, and
an ambulance was summoned and
h wi taken to the Veterans'
before' his death. One of the pio
neer citizens of Highlands, he fig
ured largely in civic affairs of his
community in his younger days.
His wife died a few years ago. He
was the last surviving member of
his family. Interment was in the
Pallbearers were : Frank H.
Potts, Frank B. Cook, W. H. Cobb,
F. A. Edwards, J. E. Hicks, and
Hospital, Mrs. Flanagan and the
children accompanying him. The
immediate cause of death was
The news of Mr. Flanagan's
death came as a shock to his
many friends here where he was
much beloved. Those attending the
ever a case appears, which in
sures maximum protection:,
fa F.arlv rerfwniilnn rt th Ala-
saja May 8, 1856 the daughter tof ease with immediate reuortine of
buted to old age.
Mrs. Sellers was born at Culla
the late John and Sarah Bell Led
ford. She was married to the late
Charles Sellers. She was a member
of the Bethel Methodist church.
The pallbearers were John H.
Cunningham, Lex Arnold, Pritcbard
Russell, Robert Blaine, Lester Ar
nold,, and Fred Blaine.
Surviving' are six grandchildren,
Charles, of Bisbee, Ariz. ; Geneva
Sellers, Taft, Calif.; Helen, Mary,
and Kenneth Sellers, of Bisbee,
Ariz, and Mrs. James Simpson.
Baptist W. M. S. To
Meet September 11
The Franklin Baptist Woman's
Missionary Society will meet
.Thursday. Seotember 11 at the
funeral services from here included Franklin Baotist church for the
Dr. J. L. StokeS, Fred Sloan, and ' reeular missionary and business
Jesse . Conley of the Rotary, club;
Mr. and Mrs. Jim Gray, Mrs. El
mer Crawford, Mr. and Mrs. Tom
Faeg. Mrs. W. B. McGuire, Mr.
and Mrs. Javan Gray. Joe Ashear,
Fred Gray, . Miss Virginia Gray,
Miss Lillie Rankiin, Mr. and Mrs.
Theo Siler, John Bulgin, Mrs.
George Bulgin, Mrs. Pearl Wright.
Mrs. Lee Leach, Mrs. Helen Ma
con, and Hugh Leach.
conference. Mrs. Alf Higdon will
have charge of the program.
Rev. J. C Pipes, Baptist mis
sionary for Western North Caro
lina, is holding a revival at Sugar
Fork church through this week
it to the health department.
(b) Placarding the premises to
(c) Isolation of the patient and
exclusion from the sick room of
all except necessary attendants.
(d). 'No child, teacher, janitor or
other person residing o.n the prem
ises shall attend ot frequent any
The after care of those suffer
ing from poliomyelitis should be
directed by a competent ortho
When poliomyelitis is unduly
prevalent in any section young
children certainly should avoid any
crowds whether at Sunday school,
churches, day schools, picnics, the
atres, etc. Since this is primarily
a disease' found in the summer,
younger children should avoid sum
mer camps and those children
under 15 years of age should not
patronize swimming pools for any
crowd may be a source of danger.
Children should not visit other
children who are ill.
Resistance to this and other dis
eases is best built up by keeping
children in a well nourished,