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VOL. L, NO. 3
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
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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-
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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
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VltC aiiu ma - i
tion frrrro Ms sartors for
work in this capaciry.
t- T7)worHs was the organizer
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and first president of the Young
People s Democratic emus w
con county and last year was elect
i rwf the Youne Demo-
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cratic organization for the utn
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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 -
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,
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n( the rnuntv board oi
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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
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.
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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.
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.
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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
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.
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.
, 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.
Water and Sewer Projects
To Be Decided upon
(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
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-
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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.

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