THURSDAY, JAN. 17, 1934
THE FRANKLIN PRESS and THE HIGHLANDS MACON IAN
COMINGS AND GOINGS
M. L. Dowdle and D. Robert
Davis spent Tuesday in Clay coun
ty on business.
Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Conley and
Mrs. W. A. Rogers spent a couple
of days the past week in Atlanta,
Miss Rachel Davis spent the lat
ter part of the past week in Ashe
ville on business.
J. R. Morrison made a business
trip to Charlotte Sunday, returning
to his home here Tuesday.
Harley Baldwin, who underwent a
serious operation at Angel hospita
last week, was reported to be
somewhat improved Tuesday.
E. H. Meacham, who spent three
weeks with his mother , in Statcs
ville, returned to Franklin Satur
day. Mrs. J. D. Porter returned to
her home in Spruce Pine Sunday
after spending two weeks her vis
iting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.
J. Zachary, and sister, Mrs. Harry
Higgins, at their home on Harrison
Dr. and Mrs. W. E. Furr and
children spent Thursday of the past
week in Asbeville shopping.'
Mr. and Mrs. 0. C. Farmer,
Mrs. J. H. BroOkshire and son,
Clinton, went to Demorest, Ga.,
Sunday to attend the funeral of
Mr. Farmer's and Mrs. Brookshire's
grandfather, John Burke, in Cleve
land. Ga., Monday.
Roscoe Higdon, Jr., has returned
to his hime at Gay, Jackson coun
ty, after spending several days at
West's Mill with his grandparents,
Mr. and Mrs. John W. Murray.
Mr. and Mrs. S. H. Lyle and
young daughter, Ann, left Wed
nesday for Clearwater, Fla., where
they will spend several days with
Mr. Lyle's mother, Mrs. S. H.
Lyle, Sr., who is spending the win
Mrs. W. W. Sloan, who has been
confined to her bed with influenza
for the past two weeks, is reported
to be improving.
Miss Dorothy Blumenthal, daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Moses Blumen
than, returned to her home here
Saturday after spending two weeks
visiting her aunt, Mrs. E. L
Springer, Jr., in Atlanta, Ga.
Carl Hill, of Canton, was here
Tuesday of this week visiting his
mother, Mrs. J. R. Pendergrass.
M. D. Billings returned Monday
after spending two weeks in Day
tona Beach, Fla.
T, M. Rickman, who has been
seriously ill at his home at West's
Mill with rheumatism, was reported
to be slightly improved Tuesday.
W. W. McConnell and Weaver
Holt spent part of the past week
their respective homes. Mr. and
Mrs. Hentz spent the vacation in
Pomaria, S. C.
in Mt. Hope, West Va., visiting
Mr. Holt's sister, Mrs. Sam Ivan
off. Mrs. James Fowler returned to
her home here last Friday after
spending several months in Rock
hill and Knoxville, Tenn., with her
Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Watkins
spent the week-end here visiting
Mrs. Watkins' father, J. A. Conley,
and sister, Mrs. H. 0. Cozad.
Mr. and Mrs. G. L. Houk and
young son, Fred Johnston, returned
to their home here Saturday after
a three-weeks visit with Mrs.
Houk's mother, Mrs. F. S. Johns
ton, and sister, Mrs. W. C. Jones,
at their home in Tampa, Fla.
Mrs. Randall J. Ward, of Rich
mond, Va., is spending this week
here visiting her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Sam Phillips.
Cicero Grasty and family have
moved from the McCoy house on
White Oak street to the Munday
house on Harrison avenue.
Mrs. Harry Higgins and son,
Harry, Jr., Mrs. J. D. Porter, An
drew and Louis Patton spent last
Thursday in Asheville shopping.
R. A. Patton has returned to his
home here, after spending a part of
the past week in Raleigh on busi
ness. Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Grist, Mrs.
Nannie Bleckley and son Billy,
were visiting friends here Monday
Ruth Angel, small daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Zeb Angel, who has
been ill with pneumonia at the
home of her parents on Riverview
street, was reported to be greatly
Mrs. Laura B. Harrington, Mrs.
P. F. Callahan and Claude McCon
nell and Don Henderson left Tues
day for La Guna Beach, Calif.,
where Mrs. Harrington and Mrs.
Callahan will operate a hotel.
Mrs. Leon T. Sloan spent the
week-end in Clayton, Ga., with his
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cousins, Mrs. l nomas n. Roane
and Miss May McDowell.
Miss Elizabeth Fitzsimmons, who
has been critically ill with pneu
monia at the home of Dr. Rosk-
well in Asheville, was reported
Tuesday to be steadily improving.
Miss Mary Bissell, who is in Ashe
ville taking treatment, also was
reported to be improving.
Mrs. Robert A Patton, who was
taken recently to an Asheville hos
pital for treatment, was reported
to be improving Tuesday.
The Rev. J. A. Flanagan, accom
panied by James Hauser, made a
trip to Johnson City, Tenn., Tues
day to attend a meeting of the
Synod Convention on Young Peo
Honored at shower
A beautifully planned miscella
neous shower was given in honor
of Mrs. Don Watson, recent bride,
by the Westbrook cooking class at
the home of Mrs. Jessup ort Friday
Receiving guests were Mrs. W.
A. Bryson, Mrs. J. A. Hines, and
Mrs. Tom Smith. In a little green
and white "Bride Book," tied with
satin ribbon, each guest registered
and wrote words of advice, good
wishes, or a favorite recipe. A
white and green color scheme was
carried throughout. Silvered and
plain branches of hemlock made
lovely decorations for the living
room and dining room, and a small
white wedding bell added a festive
touch to the decoration of the liv
Delicate green icing on the white
cake and ' the green and white ice
cream in white fluted cups, with
mints in the same colors, made the
refreshments most attractive. Fra
grant orange tea was also served.
The bride was lovely in a dark
green crepe dress with angel
sleeves faced in white satin. She
graciously received the many beau
tiful gifts which were drawn into
the room on a white and green
express wagon by the attractive
little Billy Edw?Hs, small daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Truie Ed
wards. This array of gifts, which
were displayed in the dining room,
was an eloquent expression of the
Mrs. Watson was before her
had little chance and was with
drawn but the commission, headed
by Mr. Burgin, made a study of
the situation and Governor Ehring
haus endorsed the plan in his ad
dress to the General Assembly.
Perhaps you have wondered why
there is always such a scramble
among Legislators to get on im
portant committees. The reason is
simplicity itself in many instances.
The big committees receive delega
tions from all over the State and
members of the groups haVe many
chances to turn a few political
tricks. That in 1 future campaigns,
especially of a State-wide nature.
Lines have formed in the Gen
eral Assembly on the prospective
candidates for Governor with the
sharpest divisions between the back
ers of Clyde R. Hoey, of Shelby,
and Congressman R. L. Doughton.
Backers of Mr. Hoey are expecting
an announcement from him at any
time and the supporters of the
Congressman express confidence
that he will run. Lieutenant Gov
ernor Graham is playing the game
but there is strong opinion that he
will be a candidate. There is still
some opinion here that Julian Price,
Greensboro, also will be a candi
date. THREE-WAY RACE
Paul D. Grady, Johnston county,
Senator W. G. Clark, Edgecombe,
and former State Senator George
McNeill, of Fayetteville, are be
ginning to pull their strings in the
race for Lieutenant Governor next
year. Senator Grady marked up a
preliminary victory over Senator
Clark when the Johnston man got
himself elected president protem-
pore of the Senate over the op
more than their usual scramble to
get seats at the inadequate press
tables in the House and Senate
when the session opened. More
papers are represented than ever
before and when the argumnt arose
as to who would have the four arm
chairs at the Senate table it was
settled by seniority. Lieutenant
Governor A. H. Graham and Prin
cipal Clerk LeRoy Martin did the
If the race for Speaker of the
House, won by Robert Grady John
son, of Pender, is any indication,
Representative Tarn C. Bowie,
Ashe, will not be as great a pov.r
in this session as in 1933. Mr.
Bowie was backing Representative
W. L. Lumpkin, of Franklin, with
all the powers he posessed and
then Lumpkin trailed the three-way
ticket. It was thought by many
that he would be second high and
some of his supporters were confi
dent he would be speaker. Mr.
Bowie had told friends he was com
ing down to Raleigh to name a
man to occupy the elevated arm
chair and Lumpkin was his choice.
Last session Bowie led the economy
bloc that held out so long against
the sales tax and for a $10,000,000
appropriation for public schools.
marriage a few weeks ago, Miss
Grace Wright She was recently ition of SenatQr Carf L Bai,
a student of Kings College m Bns- r w,ct,inn
; tol, Tenn. She is the daughter of . . aA nnA nnm:nA k c,tn.
rV Ai , Z - I I Clark. The defeat of Grady wouldj
late Charles N. Wright, who was a . w. r rUpVa raft1
prominent and familiar figure in lo
Mr. and Mrs. Watson are at
home in the Wright cottage on
Mrs. Westbrook's cooking class
was divided into various commit
tees in planning the shower for
.Mrs. Watson, and each committee
under Mrs. Westbrook's capable
direction carefully and excellently
carried out the plans.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Roper an
nounce the birth of a son, Paul
Rickman, at their home at West's
Mill, on Thursday, January 10.
Mr. and Mrs. Wendell H. Phil
lips announce the birth of a son
at their home in Franklin township
on Tuesday, January 8.
On Tuesday, January 8, a son
was born to Mr. and Mrs. Alex
Hopkins at their home in Franklin
have been a feather in Clark's cap
in the campaign for the second
highest political office of the State.
The fight is on between those
who think automobile taxes should
be spent on roads and those who
would like to use the money for
other purposes. Governor Ehring
haus backed the movement against
diversion and recommended that
holes be filled, bumps smoothed
down, shoulders repaired and tolls
taken off bridges before the high
way tax money (the State's heav
iest levy) is used for other things.
There is an opinion here that
the formerly helpful post of chair
man of the roads committees in
this Legislature may not be so
helpful politically this session. It
is, rumored that many bills will be
introduced calling for constructions
of local roads and controversies
will arise between delegations from
back home on location of these
roads. If the committee decides on
REPORT OF THE CONDITION
OF THE BANK OF FRANKLIN
AT FRANKLIN, N. C
TO THE COMMISSIONER
At the Close of Business on the
31st day of December, 1934
Cash, Checks for Clearing
and Transit Items $14,933.39
Due from Approved De
pository Banks 87.845.41
Due from Banks Not Ap
proved Depositories .... 5,000.00
Cash Items (Held Over 24
Hours) ' liaOo
United States Bonds, Notes,
North Carolina State
Bonds, Notes, Etc ..... 5,000.00
North Carolina Political
Subdivisions Bonds and
Notes 4;991 .36
Loans and Discounts
Banking House and Site.. 15,000.00
Furniture, Fixtures and
Other Real Estate 20,84X59
Federal Deposit Insurance
Corp. .. 341.60
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Highlands is badly in need o
year round resident doctor. Un-to-date
in most other things, High
lands is certainly far .behind the
times in this respect. We need a
man who could become an estab
lished family physician, and one
who might be consulted in cases of
minor ailments, without having to
travel to other towns to do so.
It is rather apalling to know that
a town of some five hundred resi
dents has no local access to medi
cal advice and treatment. There
is a Civilian Conservation camp
doctor now residing here, who
might be called upon in cases (hi
emergency. But this doctor's first
duty lies in caring for 220 men and
officers of the Civilian Conserva
tion Camp in Horse Cove, and it
is not to be expected that he should
give his time to the people of
Highlands and surrounding country.
Also, in summer, there are from
one ot six doctors who either prac
tice, or are available for service
here for a few weeks or months.
But during the winter, when medi
cal attention is apt to be most
needed, the people of Highlands
are indeed isolated.
It does not seem possible that
Highlands could not support a
doctor and his family, though that
may be all too true. However, on
the surface, it does seem that
Highlands would present a fine
opening for a good resident physician.
MRS. LEVI CRANE
Mrs. Levi Crane died at her
home in Highlands Monday even
ing. Funeral arrangements had not
been announced Tuesday morning.
She is survived by her husband,
two sons, Frank and Phil Crane,
and three daughters, Mrs. Jeter
Buchanan, Miss Blanch Crane and
Miss Perlina Crane.
ARCHITECT IN HIGHLANDS
Linton Young, architect for the
McGonigal summer home on High
lands Estates, is in Highlands. The
McGonigal building is rapidly get
ting under way with J. M. Hall as
contractor. Mr. Young is well
known as an architect here, having
planned several lovely Highlands
homes. The most .beautiful of
these, is perhaps, the Swiss Chalet
residence of Mr. and Mrs. Clark
Howell, of Atlanta and Highlands.
Gingham or printed percale could
On December 29 twin daughters,
Annie and Nannie, were born to
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Kirk land at
their home in Cowee township.
A son, Lawrence Lee, was born
to Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Cabe at
their home in Smith's Bridge town
ship on December 10, 1934.
BY BESS HINTON SILVER
School opened again Monday
morning after a three-week's va
cation. Miss Ethel Calloway and
Miss Eva Pdtts returned from At
lanta Saturday to "resume their
work in school here. Miss Moore,
Miss West, and Miss Mozely ar
rived Sunday after vacationing at
Governor Ehringhaus made a hit
with the Legislature in his biennial
message. If the Governor listens
to the urgent pleas of friends from
all over the State and runs for the
Senate against Senator Josiah Bail
ey, his recommendations for better
salaries for teachers and State em
ployees will not hurt his chances.
Lifutenant Governor A. H. Gra
ham is one presiding officer who
holds the reins tight on the State
Senators. Last session some of
the boys didn't like this, but it ex
pedited business anod the peronnel
of the .present Senate is business
like if it is anything.
Former State Senator W. O. Bur
gin, of Davidson, is confident he
will' live to see his 1933 bill for a
State unemployment plan become
law before this session of the Gen
eral Assembly adjourns. Conditions
were such in 1933 that the measure
of chairmen of the committees.
Members of the "Third House,"
as the Legislative lobbyists are call
ed here, began arriving almost in
advance of members of the General
Assemblv. It has been predicted
that representatives of big corpora
tions will not have as much in
fluence with the General Assembly
as they have been credited with
during past sessions. But the boys
are here and are not missing any
opportunities to make friends with
legislators in the hope of making
them see their side of the tax pic
ture. DRIVERS' LICENSE
Some legislators are of the opin
ion that Senator Corey's bill to
establish a State-wide automobile
license law has one weak spot. It
provides that the State authority
in charge of licensing drivers can
waive examination of applicants.
It is pointed out that this could
be done wholesale and would ma
terially reduce the benefit other
wise derived from examining per
sons who wish to drive cars in this
Not even the strongest opponents
of the sales tax profess to believe
it will be repealed this session. Dr
Ralph McDonald, of Forsyth, Rep
resentative W. L. Lumpkin, of
franklin, and others say the mon
ey can be raised from other sources
but they don't believe it will. Al
though generally identified as an
anti-sales tax Representative, Mc
Donald is as much concerned about
getting a $22,000,000 appropriation
for the public schools.
of the daily press had
TOTAL RESOURCES $231,143.29
LIABILITIES AND CAPITAL
Demand Deposits Due
Public Officials $30,637.55
Demand Deposits Due
Cashiers Checks, Certified
Checks and Dividend
Accrued Expenses, Taxes
and Interest 650.00
Time Certificates of De
posit Due Others 19,893.61
Reserve for Dividend Pre
ferred Stock Due Feb.
1, 1935 965.75
TOTAL LIABILITIES $164,031.99
Capital Stock Common . .$25,000.00
Capital Stock Preferred
5 oer cent Cumulative . . . 20.000.00
Surplus Unappropriated . 12,500.00
Undivided Profits ........ 8,770.52
Unearned Discount 273.78
Reserve for Depreciation
Fixed Properties 567.00
TOTAL CAPITAL $67,111.30
AND CAPITAL $231,14329
H. W. CABE, Cashier
C. F. MOODY, Director
M. D. BILLINGS, Director
STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA
County of Macon.
H. W. Cabe, Cashier, C. F.
Moody, Director, and M. D. Bill
ings, Director, of the Bank of
Franklin, each personally appeared
before me this day, and, being
duly sworn, each for himself, says
that the foregoing report is true
to the best of his knowledge and
Sworn to and subscribed before
me this the 16th day of Jan., 1935.
Mabel Parker, Notary Public.
My commission expires Nov. 8, 1936.
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