THE' mAKIXW 12LZS
Ji Mxntxklxn xtss
Published every 'Thursday by The 'Franklin Press
: . At Franklin, With Carolina
'" Telephone No 2 1
VOL. XL VII
BLACKBURN V. JOHNSON. .......... EDITOR AND PUBLISHER
En tered at the Post Office, FranklinN. C as second class matter.
One Year ....
Six Months ..
Single Copy . .
Obituarv notices, cards of thanks,
lodges, .churches, organizations or societies, will be regarded as adver
tising and inserted at regular classified advertising rates. Such notices
will be marked adv. in compliance
Weekly Bible Thought
"And when He had spoken these things, while they beheld,. He
was taken vp; and a cloud received Him out of their sight.' Acts: 1-9.
THE REPORT of - R. C.
1 countant, which is published in full on another
page of this issue contains information which should
be eratifvine- to everv taxpayer in Macon county. It
- o J o . , .
also presents problems Which should receive the care
fur consideration of voters
The audit, covering the
ruary 29, this year, shows an
period of $1,33.69. In some of the tunds, the most
notable being those set aside for court expenses and
for public health work, expenditures exceeded the
. budget allotments ; while, on the other hand, some of
the funds showed an allotment surplus. Most notic
able in the latter class was a surplus in the debt ser
vice fund of $2,113.95 after the payment of $31,219.38
on bond maturities and interest.
Many' local government bodies are finding it ex
tremely difficult in this time of financial stress to meet
their obligations, and some of them have been forced
to default. So it is encouraging to know that our
county, despite slow tax collections and a "frozen"
bank deposit, has met its bond payments and kept its
. Mr. Birmingham summarized the situation with
the statement that "the position of the budget ac
counts was found to be very favorable and clearly in
dicated a most economical and conservative admini
stration." In his conclusions, he commented:
"In order to maintain this high standard of gov
ernmental function for the remainder, of the year, it
will be necessary that a severe, curtailment of expendi
tures be made in the division of health, and if within
your power, that a drastic curtailment of expenditures
be put into effect with respect to the heavy operating
costs of the Department of the Courts.
"With the exception of the very slow and dragg
ing process of tax collections, (and this condition pre
vails throughout the state)
your county is very good and reflects much credit up
on your administration."
Macon county taxpayers will be inclined to agree
with most of Mr. Birmingham's economical advice;
but couldn't he have gone
gested a reduction in the allotment of $2,420 set aside
for the county accountant for the year. There is one
of the largest items in the
the appropriations for the
per Fund, Courts Fund and
Instead, the accountant
9 ment in expenditures for public health. The allotment
for this purpose for the year was $850 and the. ex
penditures for the first eight months was $1,613, leav
ing a deficit of $1,046.33. There is a very plausible
explanation for this, however. The health fund deficit
was due to the program of vaccination that was car
ried out last Autum.
All expenditures, of course, should be held as low
as possible ; but we sincerely hope the tendency tow
ard economy will not result in any curtailment of the
already too limited activities in public health. No
sane, well informed person would advise against the
public duty of vaccinations. There are other public
health functions equally as important. If anything,
Macon county needs more public health work, not
less of it.
But it does seem that the county's books could
be audited for less than $2,420. This sum represents
more than three per cent of the county's total appro
priations for the year.
Waile the county's finances are in "favorable" condition, let it
be remembered that the county, like many of its individual residents,
is existing on a hand-to-mouth basis. It doesn't carry a large bank
The county has been meeting its bond obligations in the face
of difficulties and, if the taxpayers in any great number withhold or
even delay settlement of their taxes the county will be faced with a
grave situation. In normal times a temporary treasury deficiency can
be handled through a short-term loan; but loans now are even more
difficult for a county to obtain than for individuals.
The county cannot function withouf tax money. Let every tax
payer think of the county's obligations as part of his own, and act
accordingly in good conscience. Of course, if you haven't any money,
you can't pay taxes. The county commissioners have adopted a lenient
policy with regard to tax foreclosures, realizing that in many case9 it
would mean the loss of means of support. Taxes must be paid, how
ever, and unless those who are able to pay them now do so, the
county will be in a most embarrassing situation and tax foreclosures
will be a matter of absolute. necessity.
II a taxpayer cannot pay his taxes in full, he should at least try
tj pay part of tia.
tributes of respect, by individuals,
with the postal regulations.
Birmingham, county ac-
as well as of the county
eight months ended Feb
operating surplus for the
the financial condition of
a little further and sug
budget, exceeded only bv
General Government, Pau
proposed a heavy curtail
OPPOSES MR. HARRISON.
March 29, 1930.
To the Editor of The Press :
In reply to Mr. G. T. Stiles' let
ter which appeared in The Press
last week, advocating Mr. John
O. Harrison for representative in
the legislature or for chairman of
the county commissioners. ,
I wish " to of fer this suggestion :
that if Mr. Harrison can convince
us that he fully understands the
financial condition of Macon coun
ty and its people as individuals,
we will all be glad to vote for
him. But we have known him for
many years and we are yet to be
convinced that he comprehends the
real situation. We have full con
fidence in his integrity, but we
sincerely, feel, without any reflec
tion on Mr. Harrison, that some
one can be found to send to Rat
eigh who has a greater apprecia
tion of current conditions' and is
more capable of coping with present-day
Referring to our county com
missioners, we wish to express con
fidence in their administration.
However, we feel that the county's
business could be carried out with
out the payment of a large salary
to the chairman. Why should the
taxpayers be put to the expense
of $1,800 a year for this office
holder ? In past' years ' the work
has been accomplished without this
heavy expenditure. Why can't it
be done now?
The chairman of the board could
set aside one or two days a week
say Tuesdays and Saturdays for
signing vouchers and attending to
other routine business. Of course,
he should be paid for this on the
regular basis that all of the com
missioners are. paid $4 a day and
This would effect an appreciable
saving to , the taxpayers, and in
these hard times every saving
JOHN H. DALTON.
Franklin, N. C.
March 26, 1932.
Editor The Franklin Press, .
Franklin, N. C. - '
My dear Sir:
I want to second Mr. Stiles' rec
ommendation of Mr. J. O. Har
rison for the legislature. I believe
Mr. Harrison has proved. by his
services as county commissioner
that he has the interest of the
whole county at heart.
I also agree with Mr. Stiles in
regard to the commissioners. We
need men for that office who will
serve the interest of all the people
rather than become the tools of a
clique or party. The predicament
we are now in has been brought
about, in a measure, by serving a
party or a clique rather than by
serving the larger interest of the
So I favor running Mr. G. T.
Stiles for county commissioner on
the independent ticket.
Very truly yours,
JOHN C. FERGUSON
JOHN W. EDWARDS
Cullasaja Council No. 158, met
Thursday evening, March 24, with
a house capacity.
Ed Dean, of Ellijay, was elected
as a new member. Rev. N. C
Duncan, pastor of the Episcopal
church, was elected into the coun
cil on a transfer card from Wash
ington Council No. 191, Erwin,
Fred M. Arnold took the second
degree. The second degree tearh
was composed of: councilor, E. B.
Are You Using Time To Shape
( Your Future Opportunities?
The aim of the Athens Business
College is to train bright, eager
and industrious young men " and
young women who are anxious to
make the most of their time and
opportunity. It is inspirational to
note the vigor and enthusiasm with
which such students tackle their
work. They realize that they are
shaping the future that they are
building for tomorrow, and they
are anxious to build well.
Many 6f the young people who
read this advertisement should be
in this school forging ahead. They
would not only enjoy the work
but would find it profitable in the
Ten years hence factories, de
partment stores, railroads, corpora
tions and banks will be in the
hands of the boys and girls of
today. How many young people
are consciously selecting the places
they will occupy ten years from
this date? How many are drift
ing? It hardly need be said that
till dflftwt will eventually find
Oeliart ; vice councilor, Frank I.
Murray; warden, Sam J. Murray;
outside sentiuel, Carey Patton; in
side sentinel, John Jones and G.
., Wade Arvey.
J. H. Carelock, A. R. Todd and
red M. Arnold were introduced
into the third degree. The third
degree team were: captain, Bill
Myers ; cor, of the guard, - Sam J.
Murray; post No. 4, John W.
Jones; inside sentinel, R. D. Sisk;
soldiers, Tom McCollum, Oliver
Hall, J. D. Franks and George
Reece; W, B., John Bingham and
councilor, E. B. DeHart.
J, H. .Carelock made an interest
ing talk; while Fred M. Arnold
made a witty speech, with himself
getting as many laughs as the
members. A. R. Todd is slated to
make a speech for next' meeting,
MILLSHOAL COUNCIL NQ. 246
Met on Saturday night, March
26, with a full house, in fact "one
of the largest crowds present in
years. : - .
Jerry R. Franklin and family
were called to Waynesville on Sun
day, March 27, to attend-the fun
eral of Mrs. Mary Edwards, an
aunt of Mr Franklin. Rev. L.
B. Hayes, presiding elder of the
Waynesville Methodist district, was
in charge .of the funeral.
COWEE COUNCIL N& 4S3
Met on Saturday night, March
26, with a full house Mr. Wade
Arvey says a larger crowd than
he ha8 eyr seen at Cullasaja coun
cil at a regular meeting.
Before I go any farther I want
to give all you Juniors a warning
Cowee council won't ever need it
again. "Be sure and always have
some one to bring a key for the
hall on meeting nights."
At Cowee on Saturday the yard
of the schoolhouse was full of
milling Juniors and they had a
foolish look on their, faces since
the lack of a little key kept a
large crowd out of the building.
Finally one good squirrelish type
of Junior climbed in at a window,
and the boys took the doors off
their hinges then a triumphant en
try. John B. Martin was duly intro
duced into the first degree. Gaston
Breedlove, of Needmore, Wade
Pickens, Earl Gibson and a Mr.
Hurst took third degree.
This lodge has a contest on and
some night in May will see the
boys gathered at a feast of food
and fun. The next meeting is Sat
urday night, April 9, and plenty
of degree work.
John E. Rickman, postmaster of
Franklin and a member of the
Cowee council, had a write up in
the Sunday Citizen Times. If Mr.
Rickman had worn a smile it would
have been a good matrimonial ad
Cowee council has reinstated 5
members and 8 new members have
been added to the membership.
Since the first of the year the
attendance has been growing until
now every meeting has a full
Called to Rest
MRS. J. A. PARRISH
Mrs. J. R. Parrish, SL died at
her home at West's Mill Tuesday
night at 8 o'clock after an illness
of near one year. Death resulted
from ulcer of the stomach.
Funeral services were held at
the Cowee Baptist church Wed
nesday afternoon at 3 o'clock, with
the Rev. A. S. Solesbee conducting
the final rites.
Mrs. Parrish was formerly Miss
Callie Downs. She was a member
of the Burningtown Baptist church.
She is susvived by her husband
and two sons, Dwight and Carl
Parrish, and a host of near relatives
themselves in small niches where
their usefulness to the world will
be very much circumscribed. Now
is the good time to wonder where
you will be and what you will be
doing in ten years.
You must realize that your edu
cation and training will largely
determine your place in life. "The
greatest tragedy in the world is
to come face to face with Op
portunity and not be able to ac
cept it." The untrained boy or
girl is out looking for the rain
bow. They can never find it.
Life will be a sad disappointment.
They will be the servants of those
who look ahead and prepare ( them
selves for Opportunity.
Be a leader within the next ten
years. You will' find that the Ath
ens Business College can be of
great help to you by training you
and giving you a start into business
Write or phone for information.
ATHENS BUSINESS COLLEGE.
ST. AGNES ;
Franklin, N. C.
Hcv. Ilcrvb C. Br:c2.n
11 A. M. Church of the In
carnation, Highlands, Holy Com
munion and sermon.
7:30 P. M. St. Agnes Church,
Evening Prayer and sermon.
,10 A. M. Holy Communion
and special intercessions for the
sick and troubled.
BY REV. NORVIN C DUNCAN
The following from" a clipping,
credited to William R. Ninder, is
something which should have wide
circulation. Subscribing most heart
ily to the sentiments expressed; 1
wish, to pass it on :
. "The Author. of vEcclesiastcs was
a wise old man of the world.Here
is a statement of his which should
be. printed on the front page of
every newspaper in the country.
It should be done in large type
with plenty of space around it,
until every man, woman and child
in the nation had not only learned
the words, but also the meaning
ar4 the truth of it. 'BECAUSE
SENTENCE AGAINST AN EVIL
WORK IS NOT EXECUTED
SPEEDILY, THEREFORE THE
HEART OF THE SONS OF MEN
IS FULLY SET IN THEM TO
v When the individuals of a nation
set out to do anything and every'
thing that each can get away with,
the result is an astonishing and
fearful chaos, yet this is the actual
accepted and practiced philosophy
of America. Business, politics edu
cation and religion, are dominated
by the folly of this pholisophy.
The result is a loss of confidence
in every institution for which our
fathers fought, and which we -claim
to holddear and sacred. We are
today sceptical of government city,
state, and national. We are rep
resented in government by the kind
of people the majority of us are.
We have succeeded in making
a mad-house of democracy. We
do not govern ourselves and we
refuse toTe governedThe streets
are not safe. Property rights are
infringedchildren are not safe in
their own homes Fathers and
mothers are compelled to appeal
from police to. gangsters for help.
The opinion of an Al Capone is
given consideration of space in the
newspaper. Newspapers have sunk
lower than I had thought possible.
AGAINST AN EVIL WORK IS
EXECUTED SPEEDILY. THERE
FORE THE HEART OF THE
SONS OF MEN IS FULLY SET
IN THEM TO DO EVIL.'"
REV. W. L. GRIGGS
We have had a meeting here,
A man to preach with Godly fear;
A self-made man from N. C. sent
Who is strong and forward bent
To make his life a shining star
For God, whom we owe all we are.
So I am taking off my hat
To this great man who's standing
With Christ, and holding satan
Because he's worthy of a crown
Fearless, he is not afraid
While bravely climbing up the
He mounts the pulpit bright and
Filled with love divine and and
To save the world from loss of life
In this great field of mortal strife;
Then I must say he's mighty meek,
Tis Preacher Griggs of whom I
-TROY F. HORN.
RESOLUTION OF SYMPATHY
West's Mill, N. C,
- March 26, 1932.
Whereas, on March 9, 1932 death'
entered tha home of Brother A.
L. Raby and claimed as its victim
his daughter, Miss Alma Raby, and
while we speak with the deepest
sympathy, we realize that each of
us have a mission to fill in this
world and Alma lias faithfully ful
Where our treasures are there
will our hearts be also. Alma can
not return unto her father but he
can go unto her and we are per
suaded that 'Brother Raby's treas
urers are in safe keeping and that
his temporary loss is heaven's
eternal' gain, -
Therefore be it resolved :
1st That Cowee Council No. 493
Jr. O. U. A. M. extend our deepest
sympathy to Brother Raby and
family in this hour of their sjfdest
bereavement, and '
2nd That we bow in humble sub
mission to him who docth all
3rd That a copy of this resolu
tion be entered on the minutes of
thli Council and that a copy bi
l IPT Til 1M A
"Is It Too Late to Come
"No, Come In an Make
delivered to the bereaved family,
also a copy be ' mailed to The
Franklin Press for publication.
S. C. LEATHERMAN
H. R. MORRISON
Colds and Flu
This effective new medicine
should be found in every home.
Take a dose as soon as the first
symptoms of cold or influenza ap
pear. It will save you much wor
ry, discomfort and illness. But
even in advanced stages of colds,
influenza and related respiratory
infections brings relief. Sold in SO
cent bottles. Made by a secret
process, this new, scientifically
prepared medicine is sold only at
ANGEL'S DRUG STORE, FRANK-
LINrN. C. -Adv
IN THE MATTER OF THE
BANK OF FRANKLIN
Whereas, Gurney P. Hood, State
Commissioner of Banks, did on the
28th day of November, 1931, direct
the Board of Directors of the
Bank of Franklin to levy an as
sessment against the stockholders
of the' said The Bank of Franklin
in the sum of $100.00 per share;
And whereas, the said Directors
and Stockholders did on the 14th
day of December, 1931, levy an
assessment of $100.00 per share as
directed by the said Gurney P.
Hood, Commissioner of Banks :
And whereas, said assessment has
not been paid or arranged to be
WOULD you be interested in a plan which would
cancel the mortgage on your property or home,
should you be taken away, and would pradually pay
it off if yoii lived?
Would you like to definitely atangc matters so
that your children will receive the advantages of a
Would you like to make certain that your wife
would receive a check, every month of her life, if
you were taken out of the picture?
Would you like to pension yoursHf and enjoy a
leisurely old age when your responsibilities are over?
I have a plan to help you finance your happiness
and the happiness of your family so that your
dreams will surely come true. This plan is backed
by the total assets of The Northwestern Mutual Life
Insurance Company aggregating over $977,000,000.
Let me talk over with' yon your present problems
and ambitions, and help you to arrange a financial
program which will answer these questions, This
i service involves no obligation on your part.
Careful selection of risks, judicious investment of
funds and low cost of' management have resulted In
the Northwestern's demonstrating itself as
The Dividend Paying Company
America High Quality at
W. B. LENOIR
THE NORTHWESTERN MUTUAL LIFE
Room- No. 9 Bank Building
;v cur;:; c.v
Yourself at Home!"
paid by the persons and upon the
number of shares hereinafter set
1 will, therefore, by virtue of the
authority vested in me under the
laws of the State of North Caro
lina, .sell at the office of The Bank
of Franklin at 12 o'clock noon, on
Monday, the 2nd day of May, 1932,
the number of shares of the capital
stock of The Bank, of Franklin
hereinafter set forth as follows: -
Bradley, L. M., 1 share.
Bryson, S. A., 1- share.
Bryson, W. M., 1 share.,
Franks, E. H.; 5 shares.
Franks, Sam L., 2 shares.
Hardman, Mrs. J. B., 2 shares.
Higdon, T. B., 1 share.
Higdon, W. L., 12 shares.
Conley, J. S., Trustee, 17J4 shares.
Jamison, Groyer, 20 shares.
Moore, W. T 2 shares.
Moore, Alex, 2 shares.
Murray, Frank I., 6 shares.
Porter, Jas. A., 15 shares.
Porter, Jas. A., Exec, 20 shares.
Ramsey, Mrs. Rebecca, 1 share.
Ramsey, Robert, 2 shares.
Ramsey, J. R., 1 share.
Rickman, Everctte, 1 share.
Rogers, Mamie A., 90 shares.
Roane, Mrs. Minnie, 5 shares.
Sanders, M. E., 1 share.
Slagle, Louise Arthur, 2 shares. -Smart,
Mary, 1 share.
Smart, Ada & Marinda Brown,
Wright, Mrs. John C, 12j4 shares.
This the 30th day of March, 1932.
By order of the Commissioner of
Banks of North Carolina, and the
Board of Directors of The Bank
Cashier of The Bank of Franklin.