n nwnHin Wl 00 eM HUM VOL. L, NO. 3 2 MACON MEN GET U.S. JOBS John W. Edwards Appoint ed Deputy U. S. Marshal For District Two Macon county men have re ceived appointments during the past week to important government po sitions. Ti, W P,lrank nf Franklin. J Willi . i It v ' , v. - r who has made ?i place for himself ... tU.. n-.litirl nirturp Kv arduous 111 111S- pVUUl-t P'VVM- "J work in the organization of Young People's Democratic clubs in this and other counties, was notified of his selection by U. S. Marshal Charles R. Price, of Charlotte, as a deputy marshal for the western district of North Carolina. Mr. Edwards will serve tempo rarily in the . place of Deputy Mar- .i i XT T C..tni f Qvlvo whn sriiii m. i-t. juiiuii, v ' " '... .. 1 has been critically ill tor a numner of weeks, t Okehed by Reynold. In announcing the appointment at Charlotte, Mr. Price said Mr. Ed wards had been recommended by Senator Robert R. Reynolds. For the past year and a half Mr. Edwards has been serving as man ager of the Macon county office of the National Reemployment Ser ..: kn. ,.,nn mn rli rnmmenda- VltC aiiu ma - i tion frrrro Ms sartors for work in this capaciry. t- T7)worHs was the organizer XVA. iv.. and first president of the Young People s Democratic emus w con county and last year was elect i rwf the Youne Demo- ea cniuiuiaii . - cratic organization for the utn rticrrirt COngrcaa" - . , ii i - piiinrn in mi ICC Mr. tawarus was a"-... . - j in the federal court at Ashevillej Tuesday. He is to assume nis uu . . t a vf next week. Jtlis ties IVlUllua - position will make it necessary for bim to live in Bryson City. His family planji to remain here until the end ot the present m.uw - i. No announcement has been made as to who will succeed Mr. Ed wards as manager of the reemploy ment office here. Morrison Offered -M t r. C Mnrriaon. of Iotla, jMUC3 ' ( n( the rnuntv board oi cnaiiiud" v , . elections, was the recipient of the hAi- Governmental appointment. He was noimea oi n av..v.v assistant supervisor of the agricul tural census in the tenth and elev enth congressional districts. The appointment was made by the state census office at Charlotte on the recommendation of Congressman Zebulon Weaver. Dave Buck, of Bald Mountain, is the supervisor for the tenth and -eleventh districts. Scouts To Hold Court of Honor Monday The Franklin troop of Boy Scouts will be host to the district court of honor Monday night of next week. Scouts from Sylva, Bryson City, the Cherokee Indian reserva tion and Andrews are expected to attend. A. W. Allen, scout execu tive from Asheville, also will be present. Nine members of the local troop ...;ii ho nrnmntpd to hieher ranks or will be awarded merit badges at the court of honor. The troop also will give demonstrations of first aid work and semaphore sig nalling. The court of honor will convene at 8 o'clock in the Sunday school room of the Methodist church. The public is invited to attend and il assured an interesting and helpful evening. At 7:30 o'clock the execu tive committee of the Smoky Moun tain district, will hold a meeting at the church. PROGRESSIVE Around Them Swirls the Drama of the jjjjjj B?ss:$v v"flsssssssssHBBSHHHH n ImsbbsbsIbsSbIbbsi BsV ' sV LflfS I WmMZs- fl issss niis 1 i ii 1 m mi Ti'ittfii1!1 f F'ssWIIIll lililmi W Btf WPSwS : bsT":::9k:'bb& fl Bn:MBssWsiBraBwBlMBIillM!S'B Bllill Wm, iHkj ssH BvBsi(l Rm BBBBBSv M BSjSWOBlllllSSSSSSSSSsf' M WMm I Town Growing Franklin has grown considerably since the 1930 census, judging by the heavy registration for next Tuesday's special election on the issuance of $91,000 water and sew er improvement bonds. A total of 633 persons registered to vote in this election. "The last census," commented George Carpenter, the registrar, "gave Franklin a population of 1,096. If this registration is any indication, we must have a popula tion now of nearly 1,800." Sloan Improving; To See Farmers Saturday F. S. Sloan, county farm agent, who has been ill for the past week with influenza, has requested the Press-Maconian to notify all farm ers interested in buying lespedeza seed that he will probably be in his office in the courthouse Satur day to disam the matter with them. If he has not recovered suf ficiently by Saturday to be at his office. Mr. Sloan added, he will have someone else be on hand to represent bim. Mr. Sloan became ill while returning from a business tip to Raleigh last week. He was reported improving Wednesday. LIBERAL FRANKLIN, N. C, THURSDAY, JAN. 17, 1935 FOREST STAFF CHANGES MADE Several changes have been m de recently in the personnel of the Nantahala National Forest and are soon to become effective. Grady Siler, Don Young and Zeke Byrd, all of whom have been connected with this forest for a number of years, are to be trans ferred to forests in other states. The transfers amount to promo-j tions, it was stated at Nantahala'. forest headquarters. a a k.. f- m, ,;il at Civilian Conservation Camp r-y near Franklin Saturday night. Mr. Young, ranger in the Frank lin area, has been transferred to the Houston forest in Texas with headquarters at Crockett. He plans to leave for his new post the early part of next week. His successor will be J. W. Cooper, who former ly has been a forest project super visor in the South Carolina area of this forest. Grady Siler, superintendent of road construction in the Nantahala forest, is to be transferred Febru ary 1 to the Cherokee forest with INDEPENDENT Lindberg Case FLEMINGTON, N. J. . . Around these characters swing the most dramatic court scenes this nation has witnessed in years. It is the trial of Hauptraana on the charge ; of murdering the Lindbergh baby. Upper left are character studies of Bruno Richard Hauptmann. Upper right, is 'Supreme Court Justice Thomaa.W. Trenchard, 71, who it presiding at the trial Below, the Hunterdon County jury upon whose verdict rests the fate of Hauptmann. Confirmed T. W. Porter, Sr., who has been serving for several months as post master for Franklin under a tem porary appointment, was notified this morning of his permanent ap pointment to the post. His appointment for four years was confirmed by the senate Wed nesday. Mr. Porter was informed in a telegram from Senator J. W Bailey and a letter from Senator Robert R. Reynolds. Both offered their congratulations. NEW TESTAMENT BOOKS , it was not until tne ciose oi inc ment was practically as it is now. At the beginning of the third cen tury only the Gospels and a collec tion of Paul's Epistles were includ ed. headquarters at Athens, Tenn. His successor has not been announced Zeke Byrd, ranger in the An drews area of the Nantahala for est, has been transferred to the Ouachita forest with headquarters at Hot Springs, Ark. Joseph L Bernier, formerly assistant ranger in the Mount Mitchell district of the Pisgah forest, is his successor. $130 PER YEAR 633 REGISTER FOR BOND VOTE Water and Sewer Projects To Be Decided upon Tuesday (A certified map showing the water main extensions proposed under the $75,000 water improve ment bonds to be voted upon next Tuesday will be found on Page 6.) With the largest registration re corded in the history of the town of Franklin 633 when the books closed at sunset Saturday a close contest loomed this week in next Tuesday's election to decide upon the issuance by the town of $91,000 water and sewer improvement bonds. Leaders among both proponents and opponents of the bond issue confidently predicted victory, while many on the sidelines shook their heads uncertainly and dared ven ture no other opinion than the out come would be close. More interest has been aroused in this election than any town elec tion in recent years. This is indi cated by the heavy registration. Only a few more than 500 voters were registered for the election of town officers in the spring of 1933 and only 434 votes were cast. This registration included the names of persons who had registered for previous elections. In the special election the same year upon the question of sale of the municipal power system to the Nantahala Power and Light company the reg istration was only 297. Challenge Hearing Friday A new registration was called for this election and a majority vote of those registered and held eligible to vote will be necessary for approval of the bonds. Four persons who registered already have withdrawn their names from the registration books,, according to George Carpenter, the registrar, and 14 others have been challenged by opponents of the bond issue. These individuals have been notified to appear before the election judges George A. Mashburn and J. S. Conley in the town hall at 10 o'clock Friday morning for a hear- -tf li t Li nil am vac AT r penter said a few registrants were challenged by proponents of the bonds Saturday night, but the chal lenges could not be considered be cause they had not been made be fore the books were closed at 6 p. m. Vote on 2 Questions The election will be held in the county courthouse, the polls open ing at sunrise and closing at sun set. Two questions are to be de-' cided upon the issuance of $75,500 water improvement bonds and $15, 500 sewer improvement bonds. If issuance of the bonds is voted in Tuesday's election, they will be purchased at par by the Public Works Commission, which already has approved the projects and agreed to make an outright gift to the town of 30 per cent of the cost of ..materials and labor. The bonds are to be payable serially over a period of not less than 40 years and are to bear interest at the rate of four per cent. Engineers have estimated that the sewer and water improvement projects will cost not more than $116,000 and that the expense to the town, in view of the 30 per cent grant offered by the federal government, should not exceed $88,000. The PWA, however, sug gested that bonds be issued in the sum of $91,000 to assure ample funds for completion of the projects.