Join CROSS Join CROSS Sip if tglj lattite IRarmriatt LIBERAL INDEPENDENT PROGRESSIVE VOL. XUX, NO. 44 FRANKLIN, N. C, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 1934 $150 PER YEAR RED CROSS TO LAUNCH DRIVE Annual Roll Call in Macon County To Start November 11 .Volunteer workers for the Ma con county chapter of the Ameri can Red Cross are making plans now for the annual Roll Call mem bership campaign which opens on Armistice Day, Sunday, November 11, according to a statement by the Rev. J. A. Flanagan, chairman of the Roll Call for the county. The quota assigned the county is 300 members, and Mr. Flanagan be lieves the county should go far beyond this goal. "Although the national organiza tion made an appreciable gain in memberships last year, the Macon county organization fell behind in its membership drive almost 45 per cent," Mr. Flanagan said today. "The record for the county or ganization shows that only 1.08 per cent of the population of the county were members of the Ameri can Red Cross. This did not com pare so favorably with some chap ters that were able to have as high as 8.03 per cent. But in the west ern part of the state the county was surpassed only by Buncombe county with an enrollment of 2.04 per cent, Transylvania, 1.76 per cent, and Swain county, 1.37 per cent. If the quota for the county is reached, the percentage will be only 2.19 per cent of the popula tion of the county, which is a low percentage for enrollment. "Plans are being made by the locsfl chapter for a pep meeting of the Roll Call workers. This will be held during the coming week, at which time plans for the roll call for the county will be per fected. The chairman of the local chapter, J. E. Lancaster, together with his assistants, are striving for a roll call this year that will touch every part of the county." Funeral Held Mrs. Edna Liner Williams Dies after Operation Mrs. Edna Liner Williams, 25. died in Angel hospital Wednesday night at 1U o clock tollowing a very serious operation last week. Funeral services were held at Iotla Baptist church Thursday af ternoon at 2 'clock, with burial in the Iotla cemetery. Mrs. Williams is survived by her husband, Charles Williams, and one small son, of Franklin Route 4; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Liner, of Franklin Route 3; two sisters, Mrs. Ed Duvall and Mr& Sam Gibson, of Iotla. and one brother, Lawrence B. Liner, of Franklin. Sunday School Convention To Be Held Sunday The Macon county Baptist Sun day school convention is to be held at 2:30 o clock Sunday afternoon at the Sugar Fork Baptist church. All Baptist churches in the county are urged to send representatives. The program will open with a de votional led by Paul Swafford, fol lowed by an address by Mrs. E. R. Eller on 'The Importance of Teacher Training." Miss Gladys Pannell will discuss 'The Sunday School and the Thanksgiving Of fering; Frank Browning will tell "How To Secure Attendance in the Convention," and the Rev. D. C. McCoy will talk on 'The Sunday Schools and Scriptural Giving." The Franklin junior choir will render a special program of music. GOES TO AUGUSTA FOR HOSPITAL TREATMENT C. S. Brown, Sr., proprietor of the Scott Griffin Hotel, left Tues day for Augusta, Ga., for examina tion and treatment in an Augusta hospital. John B.Byrne, Former Head Of Nantahala Forest, Dies In U. S. Veterans Hospital John B. Byrne, supervisor of the Nantahala National Forest for two years prior to his retirement in the fall of 1933 on account of ill health, died at 1:30 o'clock Tues day afternoon in the United States Veterans hospital at Oteen, near Asheville. The body was taken Wednesday to the home of his widow in Co lumbus, Ga., for burial there Fri day. It was accompanied by E. M. Bryant, of Franklin, a brother of Mrs. Byrne, who is purchasing agent of the Nantahala Forest. The funeral, it was learned here, is to be held in the Catholic church at Columbus at 10:30 o'clock Fri day morning. A number of Forest Service employes who had been as sociated with Mr. Byrne left Thurs- day to attend the rites. In the., group were J. H. Stone, who suc ceeded Mr. Byrne as supervisor of the Nantahala Forest; J. G. Siler. Jr., H. P. Nichols, Don Young, John Wasilik, all of Franklin; R. C. Nicholson, of Clayton, Ga., Fred Slagle, of Asheville, and Z. B. Byrd, of Andrews. Mr. Byrne is survived by his widow, who before marriage was Miss Margaret Godfrey Bryant, of Columbus, Ga., three children, Mary Margaret, 6, Philip Marion, 5, and John B., Jr., a little over a year old, and relatives in California. Mr. Byrne, who was about 37 years old, was a native of Cali fornia and was reared in that state. .He was graduated from the school I tered the Veterans Hospital - at The following officers were elect- Saturday with the candidates ap of forestry of the University of! Oteen for treatment. Mrs. Byrne ed: Carl Slagle, Cartoogechaye. P31"" at the courthouse at 1:30 California. During the world war he saw front line service overseas as sergeant in a Marine machine gun company, fifth regiment. He came to Franklin in 1926 as junior forester in the Nantahala Forest Prior to then he had been connect- Lespedeza Growing More Popular in Macon County BY F. S. SLOAN (County Farm Agent) The use of lespedeza as a soil j improvement crop, as a pasture plant, as a hay crop and as a cash crop where the seed are sold, has been growing more and more in the favor of farmers of Macon county. Three years ago only about three thousand pounds was sowed by a very few farmers, but this ' year approximately 25,000 pounds was sowed by 250 farmers. Farmers who have never sowed any lespedeza have already express ed their intentions to seed some this .coming spring, for they have seen the results obtained by their neighbors. Many farmers who cut fields for hay this year obtained a yield of two and one-half tons per acre and others who had turn ed it under last year and planted corn on that land this year obtain ed an increase of from 10 to 20 bushels per acre just from one What the Railroad Means Despite a slump in traffic during September, the Tallulah Falls rail way closed the first nine month? of this year with an operatior deficit of less than a thousand dol lars: according to figures madr public by R. G. Beshcars, FrankliB agent of the line. The railroad reported a deficit for the entire nine months of $845.19, of which $676.71 was ac cumulated in September. Officials of the line hope business will in crease during November and De cember and that the deficit will be wiped out by the end of the year. What rail facilities mean to Ma- !con county is revealed in figures ed with .the Southern Forest ex periment station with headquarters in New Orleans and the Alabama- i Benning Forest with headquarters ' at Fort McPherson. In 1930 he was transferred to Asheville and promoted to the position of assist- j ant supervisor of the Pisgah For-; est. In April, 1931, he was sent , back to Franklin and made super-: visor of the Nantahala Forest, suc ceeding Arthur A. Wood, who was transferred to the Monongahela National Forest in West Virginia. In the spring of 1933, after the inauguration of President Roose- . . T- r- ail ven, tne rorest service launched an intensive program of expansion and development. Mr. Byrne re ceived instructions to prepare im mediately for the erection of 10 flviifon r nncpn tmn citrine tUn i Nantahala Forest, to map roads and W aaawaa wvsat?v.a HIIVI1 VttlllJfO ill HIV various forest Improvement projects to emolov not onlv the C. C. C. recruits but also to supply work for hundreds of others employed through the national CWA pro gram. He threw, himself heart and soul into the task. His health be gan to break, but he kept at his job, instilling vigor and enthusiasm in the entire personnel of the Nan tahala Forest, until doctors told him he had to take a rest. He went' to the coast df South Carolina for a few weeks respite, but returned; rii.haus held its first meeting with and resumed his duties. In the J. w. Sears, of Goldsboro, field fall of last year his condition grew representative for the state com serious. He was granted an in-, . definite -leave of absent and mi- and the children went to Columbus io nve wnn ner parents. Mr. Byrnes condition continued to grow worse; but, despite all, he was reported to have held strong to hope of recovery until the very: 'astj crop of lespedeza turned under last winter. Where a farmer has a field ofj common lespedeza he can buy a1 lespedeza seed pan and attach it to hu mow; niarfc;n, A ,tnA vr. mal conditions he should have from 5 to 12 bushels of seed per acre if he will prepare to save them at the proper time. That time is here now. Since the two frosts we have had the plants are almost dead and the seed are easy to shatter from the plant, but this can only be done after the plants are good and dry each day which is usually from 11 a. m. and many times not until after dinner. The seed pans used for this can be bought locally for about $6.50 and from the outlook for lespedeza seed for next year three bushels of seed saved by a farmer will almost pay for his pan and then he has the pan for use in the future years. If by chance any farmer saves more seed than compiled by Mr. Beshears on the amount paid for raw materials in this county such as mica, tan bark, ties and other wood products de pending on the railroad for move ment. The Southern Mica company, Mr. Beshears said, has . shipped this year 62 cars of ground mica, five cars of sand and five cars of clay, paying around $19,560 for the scrap miica at its plant. The Franklin Mineral Products company, he continued, has shipped 27 cars of wet ground mica this year, paying approximately $14,161 for scrap mica, in addition to $1, 109.99 for fuel. To Speak Here li n .GOV. J. C. B. EHR1NGHAUS GROUP TO AD) FARM DEBTORS Committee Formed T o Help In Readjusting Mortgages Organization of Macon county's farm debt adjustment committee was perfected recently when the committee named by Governor Eh- mission, present chairman . Walter Gibson, Iotla, vice chairman; J. E. Lancaster. Franklin, secretary. Other members 0f the committee are Frank Moody, lotia; H. W. Cabe, Franklin, .Any debtor or creditor seeking a readjustment in his debt rela tionship, one with the other," Mr. Sears explained, "may ask this com mittee to investigate and make rec ommendations to either or both parties for the purpose of effecting a satisfactory solution of any ex isting difficulties." Dies at 98 : rv .l r"l AM n i Ueatn Claims Mrs. tvoseua Norton at Otto Mrs. Rosetta Norton, 98, one of the oldest residents of Macon coun ty, died at the home of her son, Albert Norton, at 9 o'clock Wed nesday night. Funeral services will be held Fri day at Asbury Methodist church, of which she had been a member since chilidhood, with the pastor, the Rev. J. B. Tabor, officiating. he will need to sow on his own farm they will be verv easy to dis pose of locally and this would be a much better program than send ing several thousand dollars out of the county each year for a oroduct -we can grow locally. to Franklin C. L. Pendergrass was reported to have shipped 65 cars of bark from the county, from which the county received a revenue of around $9,555. Taylor and Colquitt have moved 156 cars of ties, netting Ma con county people around $21,600. Besides this, the railway itself has paid $2,817.25 for ties bought in Macon county this year. In addition, there have been mov ed seven cars of staves, five cars of vermiculite, 12 cars, of lumber and six cars ot cattle. The two mica plants were re ported to have paid out approxi mately $15,000 in wages to date this year. CAMPAIGN NOW IN HP GEAR Joint Speaking Tour Ends Here Saturday Afternoon With leaders in both parties pre dicting success for their nominees in next Tuesday's election, Macon) county's off-year political campaign swung into high gear this week. The Democrats are looking for ward with much zest to a rally scheduled for 11 o'clock Saturday morning in the courthouse, when, no less a personage than Governor J. C. B. Ehringhaus is scheduled to be the principal speaker. They ex pect the governor to prove a "very present help in time of need." The Republicans are depending on home talent to pull them through, but the very frank ones don't hope for more than a bare chance at one or two offices on the county tick et Success of the Democratic state ticket is, of course, a foregone conclusion and, therefore, little in terest has been shown in the state campaign. Predictions There is enough doubt in the county contests to make it inter esting, albeit candidates on both sides appear confident of success. Republican leaders have voiced pre dictions that they will win by ma jorities ranging from 50 to 200, while Democratic spokesmen are claiming they will carry the whole ticket with majorities ranging from 200 to 800. The joint campaign will close o'clock in the afternoon. Mean while, in addition to the joint speakings, various other political meetings are being held throughout the county under the auspices of Young Democratic and Young Re publican clubs. Registration End Registration books were closed last Saturday, but the number of newly registered voters has not been reported. Saturday of this week will be challenge day. Work ers in both parties are reported to be going after all the absentee votes they can get, but the new regula tions governing absentee ballots are so stringent that the total number cast this year is expected to be smaller than in former elections. Following is a list of the can didates whose names appear on the county ticket: Democrats For solicitor, 20th dis trict, John M. Queen (unopposed); for senator, 33rd senatorial district, V. A. Browning; for representative, J. Frank Ray; for clerk of court, Harley R. Cabe; for sheriff, A. B. Slagle; for register of deeds, C. T. Bryson ; for surveyor, J. H. Dalton ; for coroner, C. M. Moore; for county commissioners, E. B. Byrd, chairman, F. H. Potts, C. L. Blaine. Republican For solicitor, blank; for senator, 33rd senatorial district, Clyde H. Jarrett; for representa tive, J. L. Sanders; for clerk of court, Geo. Dean; for sheriff, J. W. Hastings; for register of deeds. W. G. Crawford; for surveyor, Wayne Higdon; for coroner, Al Q. Williams; for county commission ers, John E. Rickman, chairman, L. W. Henderson, Craig Steppe. On the state ticket the following Democrats are seeking reelection: Walter P. Stacy, chief justice of the supreme court ; Michael Schenck, associate justice; Henot Clarkson, associate justice; Charles M. John son, state treasurer; Stanley Win borne, utilities commissioner. They are opposed by the following Re publicans in the order listed above: A. A. Whitener, W. H. Fisher, Wil lis G. Briggs, Charles M. Hoover, Calvin Ziimmerman. Judicial elec tions occur in 10 districts, with Judge Felix E. Alley, incumbent in this, the 20th district, unopposed. Zebulon Weaver, Democratic con gressman seeking reelection, is op posed by Halsey B. Leavitt.