ftttB tyqz tglfl smite maroniait LIBERAL INDEPENDENT PROGRESSIVE VOL. L, NO. 23 FRANKLIN, N. C. THURSDAY, JUNE 6, 1935 $130 PER YEAR PUBLIC SCHOOL FACULTY LIST IS ANNOUNCED Few Changes in Personnel; School Opening Dates Are Set There will be few changes in the teaching personnel of Macon coun ty's public schools for the 1935-36 session, according to a list of teachers announced Tuesday by M. D. Billings, county superintendent of schools. The list was approved at the regular monthly meeting of ' the county board of education Mon day. Mr. Billings said he had request ed the state board of education to allot two additional teachers to the Franklin school, one more for the Highlands school' and one more for Chapel school (colored); but had not been notified whether his re quest would be granted. Rural schools of the county will open the first Monday in August, Mr. Billings said, while the con solidated schools in Franklin and Highlands will commence the new session on the first Monday in September. Following is the list of teachers as announced by the county super intendent : Franklin High school : G. L. Houk, principal; Miss Jennie Gil lam, Mrs. B. W. Johnson, Mrs. Helen Macon, Mrs. Eloise G. Franks, Paul Carpenter, Miss Flor ence Stallcup, Miss Irma Seagle, Miss Helen Burch, Mrs, .Leona Lefler. (Vacancy to be filled.) Elementary: Mrs. Kathleen Hud son, Mrs. Pearl Hunter, Miss May burl Moody, Miss Helen Patton, Miss Elizabeth Cabe, Mrs. Joyce Cagle, Mrs. Olive B. Eaton, Mrs. Elsie W. Franks, Miss Elizabeth Deal, Miss Katherine Porter, Miss Margaret Slagle. Iotla Robert Wallace, Mrs. J. C. Horsley, Mrs. Nina Tippett McCoy. Olive Hill Miss Mattie Wilks. Patton's Miss Katherine Am nions, Miss Kate Reece. Clark's Chapel Miss Mary Strain, Miss Mary Jacobs. Union Mrs. Tabor, Miss Bess Cunningham, Mrs. Lucy C. Brad ley. Maple Springs Elmer Crawford, Miss Nancy Justice, Miss Minnie Sanders. Holly Springs Miss Eunice Cun ningham, Miss Gladys Brock. Watauga Mrs. Lola Kiser, Mrs. Fannie Arnold. Oak Ridge C. S. Tilley, Mrs. Herbert Angel. Mountain Grove Virgil Ramey. Ellijay Miss Mary Elmore. Higdonville E. J. Carpenter, Miss Mayme Moses. Salem Sanford Smith, Miss Maud Keener. Mashburn Branch Sam A. firy son. ' Pine Grove T. T. Love. Miss Amy Henderson. Walnut Creek Miss Grace Wilk es. Buck Creek Carl D. Moses. Gold Mine Mrs. Myrtle F. Keener. ' Highlands High school: O. F. Summer, principal ; F. C. Hentz, Miss Kate Moore. Elementary: Miss Mfuriel Bulgin, Miss Beatrice Mozeley, Miss Ethel Calloway, Miss Eva Potts, Miss Edwina Dal rymple, Miss Vonnie West. Scaly Miss Grace Carpenter, Miss Merle Peek. Mulberry Mrs. Pearl Corbin, Miss Nina Howard. Academy Miss Bess Norton. Hickory Knoll Glen Patton, Miss Onnie Lee Cabe. Lowers Tesenta Miss Blanche Vinson. Upper Tesenta Miss Gladys Pan nell. Mountain View Mrs. L. T. Sloan. Otto Mrs. Lola P. Barrington, (Continued on Page Eight) Russell Quits Prefers Masonry To Job As Police Chief Elected chief of police by the new board of aldermen a few weeks ago, Claude Russell was scheduled to assume his duties on June 1, succeeding R. F. Henry. But as the time drew hear for him to stick a gun in his hip pocket, put a badge on his shirt and start his daily vigil on the public square, Mr. Russell began cogitating upon the munificent sal ary of $75 a month which had been promised him. Mr. Russell is a first class brick mason one of the best in this sec tion of the country, so they say. And first class masons can com mand a dollar an hour. The long er Mr. Russell cogitated, the better he thought of the advantages and opportunities of his trade. What, with a hundred thousand dollar federal building going ,up and much other construction work in the offing, the chances of getting ahead by slinging mortar and bricks looked better than padding the pavements. So, late Friday, Mr. Russell in formed the town authorities he preferred to stick to his old trade. Now, instead of Mr. Russell, C. D. Baird, a youngish fellow but one who looks like he can wield the authority, is Franklin's chief of police. Baird had been elected night officer, and upon the resig nation of Mr. Russell he was promoted to the day beat. Marsh all Officer, an experienced hand, was then named to keep the peace in the wee small hours.- REVIVAL HERE Rev. Mr. Huggin Conduct ing Special Services at Methodist Church Large and growing congregations are attending the series of special services at the Franklin Methodist church, and the sermons which are being preached by the Rev. James G. Huggin, Jr., are developing an increasing interest in those who hear them. The week of services began on last Sunday morning, when Dr. C. C. Herbert, of Sumter, S. C, fath er of the pastor of the Franklin Methodist church, brought a force ful message to a splendid congrega tion. Dr. Herbert's subject was "The Secret of Christian Living," and his sermon was based on St. Paul's testimony in the third chap ter of Philippians. Mr. Huggin,, who preached1 his first sermon in the series on Mon day night, charmed his hearers with his eloquent and earnest message. In introducing Mr. Huggin, the Rev. Mr. Herbert, pastor of the church, called attention to the fact that the series of special services lies in the ten days between As cension Day and Pentecost, and that the services will come to a close on the Day of Pentecost, June 9. The organizations sponsoring the attendance at the services have been doing excellent work, and the large congregations indicate a se rious interest in the meeting. Running at the same time as the series of preaching services is the second and last week of the Va cation Church school in the Metho dist church. The school will close on Friday, June 7, and that even ing the congregation will have an opportunity to see the handwork which the children have made dur ing the vacation school. The series of services will come to a close on Sunday night. Mr. Huggin will preach each night this week through Saturday night, and also on Sunday morning at 11 and Sunday night at 8. Everyone is welcomed to air the services. MANY ATTEND ALDERMEN VOTE TO RELINOUISH SWIMMING POOL Golf Course and Amuse ment Center Deeded Back To Company Franklin's board of aldermen ac quitted itself Monday night of all responsibility in connection with the municipal golf course and rec reation center, voting to transfer the property back to the Franklin Recreational company, incorporated. The transfer was completed Tues day when, for a nominal considera tion, the town gave the recreational company a conditional quit claim deed to the property containing provisions requiring continued op eration of the golf course and swimming pool, the latter built with CWA funds, until December, 1943. The Franklin Recreational com pany was organized and chartered in the fall of 1933. J. E. Perry was elected president of the com pany and J. S. Porter secretary and treasurer. The company then purchased the golf course property, including the Camp Nikwasi site and buildings, from Miss Laura Jones, assuming responsibility for a mortgage against the property, consisting of approximately 90 acres two miles south of Franklin. At the time public improvements were being undertaken with PWA funds. To make the Franklin golf course eligible for improvements, the recreational association con veyed the property to the Town of Franklin under a conditional quit claim deed far id years. Work was then undertaken oh a large con crete swimming pool and on im provement of the golf course. At first the plan was to lease the property to the recreational association, which would operate it without profit during the ten-year period. A few months later, how ever, PWA authorities threatened to discontinue work on the swim ming pool unless the town assum ed responsibility for its operation. The set-up was then changed so as to provide for supervision and operation of the swimming pool and golf course by a committee ap pointed by the board of aldermen. Dual Control Unsatisfactory This arrangement has proved un satisfactory, both for the board of aldermen and the recreational com pany, and things recently have been approaching the point where only three alternatives were open: (1) For the town to buy the property outright and assume full responsi bility. (2) For the town to turn the property back to the recrea tional company. (3) To discontinue operation of the golf course and swimming pool. Although the town has had nomi nal title to the property, it has never invested a dollar in it and, before opening of the golf course and swimming pool this spring, stockholders of the recreational company found it necessary to ad vance operating capital, upon which they had no guarantee of return. Mr. Perry, R. D. Sisk and G. L. Houk appeared before the board at its regular meeting Monday night and offered, in behalf of the rec reational company, to assume full responsibility for the operation of the property if the town gave the company a quit claim deed. Some objection was voiced at first, but when.T. W. Angel, Sr., a member of the board, suggested that if this offer were not accept ed the town should levy a suf ficient tax to guarantee operation of the golf course , and swimming pool, there was a noticeable change of sentiment. The proposal then was accepted to return the proper ty to the recreational company with the conditions that it should con tinue to operate it as a recreational center until expiration of the orig inal quit claim deed given to the town in December, 1933. Macon To In Broad Health NEW WELFARE HEAD CHOSEN Mrs. Eloise Franks Named To Succeed Miss Rachel Davis Meeting in joint session Monday, the county commissioners and board of education accepted the resig nation of Miss Rachel Davis as county welfare superintendent and elected Mrs. Eloise Franks to suc ceed her, effective July 1. Miss Davis resigned the position to devote her full time to activities of the emergency reliejf administra tion, under which she holds the position of county administrator. For the past two years she has held both jobs. Mrs. Franks, who will have an J Billings, who as county supennten office in the courthouse, will .be i dent oi schools'is also secretary of on part time duty, it was stated. Her salary has not been set. For merly, the position, has carried a salary of $60 a month. 1 Commissioners Vote $500 For. Forest Fire Work The Macon county commission ers voted Tuesday to renew for two years their contract with the state department of conservation and development providing for co operative state and county forest fire prevention and control. The board appropriated $500 for its share of the expense for the en suing year. Thorpe Reports $516.56 For Lobbying Expenses J. E. S. Thorpe, official of the Nantahala Power and Light com pany, which operates the Franklin hvHrn-plprtrir nlant rpnnrtfH Mfin day to the secretary of state that! he had received $516.56 from the company as expense money in con nection with his activities as a lob byist during the recent session of the legislature, according to press dispatches from Raleigh. The law requires lobyists and their em ployers to file reports of fees and expense allowances. Funeral Services Held For T. N, Snyder Funeral services for T. N. Sny der, 79, who died at his home on Watauga on Thursday, May 30, were held at the Watauga Baptist church Friday, with the Rev. George Cloer officiating. Mr. Snyder was a native of Jackson county, having moved to Macon county about 40 years ago He had been an, invalid for four years. His death was caused by a stroke of paralysis. He was a member of the Oak Ridge Baptist church and also a deacon in the church. Mr. Snyder is survived by two sons, E. A. Snyder and J. L. Sny der, and two daughters, Mrs. T. C. Sanders and Miss Lula Snyder, all of Franklin Route 4; three I brothers, H. R. Snyder, of Dills boro, R. G. Snyder, of Willets, and j Henry M. Snyder, of Old Fort; 1 and two sisters, Mrs. Elbert Ens- j ley, of Gastonia, and Mrs. William Fisher, of Cottage Grove, Ore.. Since I've been back in Europe, I am more than ever convinced that the American girl is the most beautiful thing in creation. Mau rice Chevalier. Share Public Program County Board Votes $1,500 Appropriation for This Purpose The county commissioners voted Tuesday to accept a proposal made by the state board of health for inauguration July 1 of a five-year public health program in Macon county. In accepting, the commis sioners voted an appropriation of $1,500 a year, to which will be add ed $3,700 from other sources: By this action Macon becomes a part of a public health district along with Jackson, Swain and Haywood counties, and will enjoy the full time services of a public health nurse and sanitary inspector under the supervision of a district health officer and assistant, and will re ceive its prorata share of the time of a district public health dentist. The proposal was outlined to the commissioners Monday by M. D. the county board of health. Mr. Billings heartily endorsed the plan, pointing out that the benefits to be derived should be of inestimable value and that they could be ob tained for a very small additional outlay. He explained that the county already spends $900 to $1,200 a year for vaccination work and that, by increasing this appropria tion to $1,500, the county could ob tain state and federal aid making possible a much broader public health program. Work Needed Emphasizing the need for public health work, Mr. Billings said in vestigations among school children had revealed that 90 per oent of them were suffering from physical defects. Public health work, he ventured, would accomplish much to correct this situation. J. E. Lancaster, district relief ad ministrator, told the board that ac ceptance of the proposal would pave the way for the expenditure of S20'000 or more in rchef funds on sanitary projects in the county such as the construction of modern privies. Plan Outlined The set-up of the district health department, an outline of its ac tivities and the conditions under which Macon county will become a part of the district are setforth in the following statement submit ted ,by the state board of health: STATEMENT OF CONDITIONS UNDER WHICH FULL-TIME HEALTH SERVICE MAY BE CARRIED OUT IN MACON COUNTY BY INCLUDING IT IN A DISTRICT HEALTH DE PARTMENT. It is proposed that Macon coun ty join with Haywood, Jackson and Swain counties, making a four county district health department. It will be necessary for the board of commissioners in Macon county to make available suitable office space, including appropriate office furniture, in the county-seat town, rent free, for use as headquarters of the personnel of the health de partment in the county. All of the records and reports pertaining to the conduct of the health work in the county will be lodged in the health office. There will be provided the ser vices of a trained public health nurse and a sanitary inspector in Macon county. In addition to this, there will be at least two district health officers in the four-county district, and Macon county will re ceive their pro-rata part of the services of such health officers. There will be established a den tal program for the entire district, (Continued on Paige Eight)
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