VOL. XLIX, NO. 30
FRANKLIN, N. C, THURSDAY, JULY 26, 1934
$1.50 PER YEAR
ON W AYAH ROAD
82 Men Put Back at Work
On Nantahala Forest
Work on the Wayah road from
Riser's store to Nantahala station
has been resumed, furnishing em
ployment to 82 men.
Widening and surfacing of the
road was begun at Riser's store
last fall and was completed to a
point about two miles west of
Nantahala Gap when work was held
up in May due to exhaustion of
PWA funds set aside for the pur
oose. Since then additional funds
have been made available.
Stone Being Laid
A rock crusher formerly set up
on the east side of Nantahala Gap
has been moved over the mountain
to a new quarry site .near CCC
camp N. C. 10 near Aquone. The
crusher was put in operation last
Thursday and stone is now being
Considerable work already has
been done on the far end of the
road, especially an the "winding
stairs" descending into Nantahala
Gorge. The project calls for an
all-weather road from Riser's store
over Nantahala Gap, through the
Aquone section to Nantahala Sta
tion. Much of this road hitherto
has been impassable in bad weather.
Bald Link Nearly Finuhed
Work is .nearing completion on
the forest service road from Nanta
hala Gap to the top of Wavah Bald.
The road is being widened and re
graded by the Civilian Conservation
Corps. One notable change is a
relocation of the road near the top
of the ridge so as to give a sweep
ing view of the valley. Several
steep grades and hairpin turns on
the old road have been eliminated.
lotla Young Democrats To
Tk. YnnncF Democratic club of
lotla is to give an old fashioned
square dance Saturday night, July
28, at the lotla school, according to
an announcement by Vance Fouts,
who was elected chairman of the
club at its last meeting.
Mr. Fouts issued an open in
vitation to all Young Democrats to
come and promised that there
would be good music and a good
The club will hold a short session
in the lotla schoolhouse beginning
at 8 o'clock and immediately there
after the dance will be held on the
first floor of the old dormitory.
Rev. J. A. Flanagan, Pastor
Franklin (Each Sunday)
10 a. m. Sunday school. J. E.
I .ancastei , superintendent.
11 a. m. Preaching services
Morrison (2nd & 4th Sundays)
2:30 p. m. Sunday school. Bry
ant McClure, superintendent.
3 :30 p. m Preaching services.
Slagle Memorial (1st & 2nd Sun
days) 10 a. m Preaching services.
11 a. m. Sunday school. Rev.
S. R Crockett, superintendent
Rev. Frank Bloxham, R actor
St. Agnes, Franklin
(Sunday, July 29)
8 p. m. Evening prayer and ser
mon by the rector.
(Sunday, July 29)
10 a. m. Church school and Bible
11 a. m. Morning prayer and
sermon by the rector.
Young Democrats To Visit
Macon Sunday Afternoon
On Tour of Mountain Area
Two hundred or more Young
Democrats from all sections of the
state are expected to visit Macon
county Sunday on a motorcade
tour of the Great Smoky Moun
tains national park and other sec
tions of Western North Carolina.
Flans are being made by the Young
Democratic organization of this
county to entertain the visitors at
a picnic dinner at the Vanhook
camp site in the Nantahala national
forest between Franklin and High
The motorcade tour will be the
final event on the program of the
annual state convention of the
Young Democrats which is sched
uled to open in Asheville Friday.
About a dozen representatives of
the Macon county organization are
expected to attend.
Attendance at the convention is
expected to exceed 400 and about
half of that number will probably
-inO 3)EDJOJOU1 uo 08
John W. Edwards, president of
the Macon county Yottng Demo
50 Enrolled in Classes at
A dailv vacation Bible school
opened for a two weeks term at
the Morrison Presbyterian church
on the Georgia road Monday morn
ing under the direction oi freeman
B. Parker, of the Columbia semi
nary. Decatur, Ga., who is a special
summer worker of the Asheville
Classes in memory work, Bible
study, catechism, singing and dram
atization are being held each morn
ing from 9 to 11:30 o'clock. The
school is divided into four groups
of nunils as follws: Primary. Miss
Rosalind Bulgin, leader; junior. Miss
Margaret , McGuire, leader; inter
mediate, Mrs. J. A. Flanagan, lead
er; young people, the Rev. J. A.
Flanagan leader. '
More than 50 pupils have enrolled
for the school with the prospect
for a larger enrollment before the
school closes Friday, August 3
Well Known Higdonville
Farmer Dies at Home
Of His Birth
Funeral services for Moody Bol
ick, 76, prominent farmer of the
Higdonville section who died at
his home early Monday morning,
were held at 11 o'clock Tuesday
morning at the Holly Springs Bap
tist church. The Rev. J. M. Ben
son, supply pastor at the Franklin
Baptist church in the absence of
the Rev. E. R. Eller, conducted the
Mr. Bolick, active in church work
and community affairs, was well
known throughout the county. He
spent hs entire life in the Hig
donville section and died on the
same farm upon which he was born.
Surviving Mr. Bolick are his
widow, a son, C. B. Bolick of
Washington, I). C, and a niece,
Miss Myrtle Bolick.
Pallbearers at the funeral were
J. J. Corbin, Grimshaw Corbin,
Fred Corbin, Bill Higdon, William
Crawford and Elias Ammons.
Gulf Coast Singers
To Be Heard Saturday
The Gulf Coast Singers of Chica
go -will sing spirituals and jubilee
choruses at the colored school
house just west of town on high
way No. 28 at 8:30 o'clock Satur
day night, July 28. The public is
I invited to attend. Proceeds of the
! concert will go to the Baptist and
I Episcopal churches for the colored.
crats, is in charge of arrangements
for entertainment of the visitors.
He said the motorcade would come
to Franklin by way of Henderson
ville, Brevard and Highlands, ar
riving at the Vanhook camp about
1 o'clock. After dinner the motor
cade will continue on to the Great
Smokies by way of Dillsboro.
An unusually interesting program
has been arranged for the Asheville
convention. The proposed new
state constitution, taxation, educa
tion and public utilities will be
discussed by various prominent
speakers, among them Governor J.
C. B. Ehringhaus, Attorney General
Dennis G. B.rummitt, Senators J.
W. Bailey and R. R. Reynolds,
Revenue Commissioner A. J. Max
well, Judge Sam M. Cathey of
Asheville and Fred L. Seely, of
Asheville, a member of the public
Business sessions of the organiza
tion, at which new officers are to
be elected, will be held on Satur
Heat Wave Fills Franklin
Franklin and Highlands resort
hotels and guest houses have been
doing a landoffice business during
the heat wave which has kept folks
sweltering in the low country for
the past ten days.
It has been hot here in the
mountains, too, temperatures oc
casionally rising above 90 degrees
Farenheit in the daytime ; but that's
cool compared with most other sec
tions, and in the evenings the mer
cury always drops down into the
Wednesday's papers reported that
more than 700 persons had died as
a result of the heat wave. Most of
the fatalities were in the middle
west, where temperatures as high
as 117 degrees (in the shade) were
rported. On one of the warmest
days here during the past week a
thermometer inside a house read
only 88 degrees at 1 p. m.
The heat wave has filled the
Highlands hotels to overflowing.
One inn reported turning away 25
visitors Monday night.
Among the guests at Highlands
have been a number of HistLnguish
ed persons, including former Gov
ernor O. Max Gardner and Mrs.
Gardner; Dorothy Dix, the column
ist, who in private life is Mrs.
E. M. Gilmer of New Orleans, and
party; Bobby Jones, the famous
golfer, who has been spending the
summer with his wife and family
at their attractive cottage on Little
Yellow Mountain; Jess Sweetser,
another noted golfer; the artist, A.
W. Shaw, of St. Petersburg, Fla. ;
Rear Admiral A. N. McCully, of
the U. S. Navy; and a number of
prominent educators and scientists.
Highlands Folks Attend
Reunion at Smokemont
Mrs. T. C. Everett and her
daughter Osceola Everett, attended
a family reunion at Smokemont, N.
C, July 15. A delicious picnic din
ner was enjoyed. Several in the
party motored to Newfound Gap
during the afternoon, and swim
ming was participated in by the
younger members of the family.
Among those attending the re
union were Mr. and Mrs. J. G.
Connor and daughters, Helen and
Ona of Sedro Wooley, Washing
ton. It is interesting to note that
Mr. Connor, Mrs. Everett's brother,
had not been home for thirty years
until this meeting.
Bids Are Opened
On Site for New
Part of Main and Porter
Streets Are To Be
Work is expected to start to
morrow on widening and surfacing
of state Highway o. 28o in Frank
lin from Kelly s Tea Room on
west Main street to the Esso Ser
vice Station at the corner of Way
ah and Porter streets. Local labor
is to be used.
The old roadway is to be forn
up and new surfacing, 18 feet wide,
is to be laid. Contract for the job
has been let by the state highway
commission to Kiker and Younce,
Reidsv'ille contractors, who also
have been awarded a contract for
laying the final oil treatment on
the link in highway No. 28 from
Roan's store to Rainbow Springs.
Preliminary work already has been
started on this project.
Surfacing on the town project, a
distance of about half a mile, is to
be of the . bituminous type. Stone
is to be laid as soon as the road
has been scarified, but it probably
will be a month or more before the
binder is applied.
J. Caswell Higdon Strick
en While Walking
Near His Home
Funeral services for J. Caswell
Higdon, 48-year-old farmer of the
Higdonville section who died of a
stroke of apoplexy near his home
last Thursday morning, were held
Friday morning at 11 o'clock at the
Sugar Fork Baptist church.
The Rev. B. W. Lcfler, pastor of
the Franklin Methodist circuit, of
ficiated. Mill Shoal council, JunioT
Order of United American Me
chanics, had charge of the service
at the grave, ra iDearers we";
Wade Berry HarM Stewart, Dude
Berry, r-rea coroin ana jonn v.or -
Air. nigaon naci Deen v.siung rm
aunt, Mrs. Harriet Higdon two
miles north of his home and was
returning when he suffered the I
stroke. He was about 300 yards
from his home at the time. The,
body was dscovrred by a neigh- j
bor. Alfred Team. I
Mr. Higdon lived with a brother, ;
William, besides whom he is sur-l
vived by four sisters. Mrs. W H.
Berry, Mrs. j j u.um, ...
Charles Potts and Mrs. Lee Dills,
Local Cast To Present
"Here Comes Charlie," an hi
larious comedy, will be present at
the courthouse at 8:15 o'clock
Tuesday night, July 31, by a local
cast. The play is being sponsored
by the Franklin Presbyterian
Included in the cast are Eearl
Meacham, Rosalee Morrow, W. A.
McNeil. Elizabeth Dowdle, Eliza
beth McGuire, Margaret McGuire,
Mary B. Eaton, Bill Purdum, James
Porter and John E. Lancaster.
Observes 94th Birthday
Mrs. Martha W. Crosby, oldest
summer resident of Highlands, cel
ebrated her 94th birthday annivers
arv Friday. She has been going to
Highlands with her familv for
Prices Varying from $1,
000 To $10,000 Asked
Prices ranging from $1,500 to $10,
000 were asked for a site for the
proposed federal building for Frank
lin in 13 bids submitted by eight
property owners or their agents
which were opened Monday morn
ing at the postoffice.
A representative of the postoffice
department is expected to come
here soon to examine the sites
offered. No announcement has been
made when a selection will be made
and when work on the building will
get under way; but it is thought
the government will avoid delay as
much as possible. ,
The government generally limits
the amount it pays for federal
building sites to 10 per cent of
the appropriation made for both
building and site. Seventy-one
thousand dollars has been allocated
for the purchase of a lot and erec
tion of a federal building here.
Besides supplying quarters for the
Franklin postoffice, the building al
io is to house the headquarters of
fices of the Nantahala National
List of Bids
Following is a summary of the
bids ior the federal building site:
Mrs. L. J. Houk, agent, offered
the T. J. Johnston homeplace on
the north side of west Main street
for $0,000. The lot has a frontage
of & feet and a depth of 181 feet.
Mrs. Sam L. Rogers submitted
four proposals, asking $10,000 for
what is known as the Addington
lot, with a frontage of 130 feet on
the north side of west Main , street
and running back 400 feet to
Church street, where there is a
frontage of 160 feet. For the front
half of this property she asked
$7,000. For a smaller section of
the same property, 130 foot front
age on Main street and a depth of
145 feet, she asked $5,000. Another
proposal on the same property of
fered a site with a frontage on
Main street of 85 feet and a depth
of 145 feet for $4,000.
Miss Tim Craword offered the
lot at the northwest corner of
Main street and Harrison av
having a frontage on Main street
of m feet an( m Harriso avenue
I of 212'$ feet, for $0,000. She
made an alternative bi(, of $1 m
for a segment of thfi ,Qt wjth
frontage on Main strect q g5 feet
and Harrison avenue q 145
j ' g. Robinson offered a corner
,ot wUh a frontage of feet Qn
IotIa strcet and m fcet m Church
strcet for 5350Q
M L Dow'dIe; w L H; ,
B Sutt0 and j Perry, executors
of the estate of A w H of
fered the old Junaluska Inn site on
the south side of West Main street,
for $10,000. The lot has a frontage
on Main street of 108 feet and
runs back to Palmer street with
even width. For the front part of
this lot, full frontage but a depth
of 145 feet, a price of $7,100 was
The Town of Franklin offered
the Alex Moore homeplace on east
Main street for $7,000. It has a
frontage of 103 feet on Main street
and runs back 300 feet to Palmer
street with even width.
Lon Campbell and Mrs. W. C.
Wilkes offered the lot on the
northwest corner of Church and
lotla streets for $2,500. The lot
measures 113 feet on Church street
and 165 feet on lotla street.
R. S. Jones, trustee, submitted a
bid of $3,500 for the lot at the
northeast corner of Main street and
, Harrison avenue. This lot meas-
40jures H2V2 feet across the front and
I has a depth of 155 feet.