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LIBERAL INDEPENDENT
PROGRESSIVE
VOL. XUX, NO. 44
FRANKLIN, N. C, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 1934
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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
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.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.
    

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