North Carolina Newspapers

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PROGRESSIVE LIBERAL - INDEPENDENT
VOI L, NO. 25
FRANKLIN, N. C, THURSDAY, JUNE 20, 1935
$130 PER YEAR
MERCHANTS ARE
URGED TO USE
'T. F.' RAILWAY
Receiver Issues Appeal;
Says Line Is Not
Making Money
An appeal to merchants to use
the TaMulah Falls railway as far
as possible was broadcast in circu
lar letters this week by J. F. Gray,
receiver of the line. Mr. Gray
said traffic of the "T. F." this year
had not been as good as in 1934
and declared that the line "is riot
making any money." Two new
coaches put into service on the
railroad Sunday, he added, were
bought on the installment plan in
the hope that they would improve
passenger traffic.
Following is a copy of Mr. Gray's
, appeal :
"Mr. Merchant:
"Just a moment of your time, if
you please.
. "Do you need the Tallulah Falls
Railway?
"What would the effect be on
your business should the Railway : reau.
be discontinued? iiAia., and. Mrs. J. W. Pruett, I
"So far this year our traffic ist, Weogufka, Ala., are spending seV
not as good as during the samefeieral weeks here visiting friendj
period last year. The Railway isp
not making any money. Would itj
interest you to know that we are
now "scraping the bottom of thej
lire Ai uct i i ci :
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Now Qctm AiMod 1
uc t ki iiii'o Mrs. J. a. atalcup on ion
"Safe, comfortable andtfgkjy
passenger equipment nets uccu pm
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nuo m. yu,
cars nave ue-en n erv ce iu,
and are now pracucauy worn out-
and obsolete, i he aay ot tne wooa-r week9 -n Flar Ala visitinjj Since active . lending operations
en passenger car is gone. The Nichols- parents, Mr .and MrsJbegan in August, 1933, the cor
Tallulah Falls Railway was faced ... noratin in North Carolina has
with the problem of either secur-(
ing. adequate and safe passenge r.
equipment or 1 " u e
ft'tiTE. &$!nJJ?
II1C lUva max liiv nan tvj wew
for these cars-we say to you
frankly that it didn t nave it wi
pay They were taught on the in-y
tVi trip hoi tp that
business would improve suf f iciently
to enable us to take care of the
payments as ,they become due.
Asks Support
"We are trying to be a good
neighbor to you. All cross ties,
bridge lumber, and any other ma
terial needed for maintenance ai
the Railway that can be secured
locally, is bought from people along
its line, and this material, so far-,
has been promptly paid for. Some
of you are absolutely loyal to the
Railway and to these good friend
wo wish to exnress our deep aoore I
ciation. Quite a number of you- f morning' for Blowing Rock to at-task is being pressed by the cor
to a certain extent seem to preferjM tend the 61st annual convention ofporations field offices, through
other means of transportation. lheF the North Carolina State Dentahvnicn aireci contacts arc rndinuun
management of the Railway feels p j society. ed with each home-owner borrower.
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that its money should be when-.
nossible spent locally: thath
its purchases should be distributed
fairly and equally among its pat
rons, but please read this careful
lythe management also feels that
in turn the people from whom
mate ial i bought
material is oougui
maintenance
should purchase what the Railway
has to sell Transportation.
"Please Think This Matter Over
Carefully.
"Tallulah Falls Railway Company,
"J. F. Gray, Receiver."
Auto Drivers Licenses
Soon To Be Ready
ASHEVILLE, June 20.-The new
statewide automobile drivers' li
censes authorized by the recent
legislature will be ready for distri
bution here in about 10 days, Lieut
L. R. Fisher of the state highway
patrol has announced. I
The licenses will be distributed
free by the state patrol to all mo
torists applying before November 1.
After then a fee of $2 will be
charged.
Alumni Head
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RALEIGH . . . James M. Gray
(above), of Raleigh, was recently
elected president of the general
alumni association of North Caro
lina State College. Mr. Grav. a
native of Macon county, was grad-
uated from State College with a
B. S. desrree in agriculture in 1910.
I He is state manager of the Chilean
Nitrate of Soda Educational Bu
Miss Kentz iormeny taught in ttu
Franklin high school.
Mr. and Mrs. Kelly Smith, Mi
and Mrs. Walter Smith, and Md
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i sPertf Sunday visiting at the horn
Mr. and Mrs. D. W. Nichols1,
Jf-i and young son,, Douglas, hav
tQ thei home on Harri
. twJnethy
I ' ' , Bmo,Closed loans at an average rate of
I week,end
daughter, Mrs. Henderson Callo
i wa and Mr. Calloway at thei;
home on Bidwell street.
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homes here lagt week afti
soending two weeks in Glen Ca
lyn, Va., and Washington, D. Q
visiting at the home of Mr. arl
Mrs. Charles B. Bolick.
T W. Rhodes, Confederate Vet
eran of near Prentiss, was amon ittw, acceptance oi new requesis
the business visitors here Saturday for aid was authorized. From May
A S. Solesbee and J. Home 28 to June 13, only 583 applications
Stockton spent Tuesday of thi were received by the North Caro
week in Asheville. Iin Agency, representing an ac-
Mr and Mrs. Carey Allen andfumulation of six and a half
three daughters, Ruth, Nell andmontns.
Grace, of Hazelwood, spent bundayj
with Mrs. J, B. Stalcup at herkinning that the corporation's ma
home on Iotla street
Dr. T. L. West left Monday
Miss Mary Allman and brother.rrompi action nas uccn wkc.
Willie Allman, spent last week withagainst home owners who have been
rlitiv.. Atlanta C,t. On theif deliberately delinquent, as indicated
New Smoky Mountains
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VIUIUC Uvun uunuv
The revised edition of "The Guide
to the Great Smoky Mountains
tj.i.. -u k tt u nr.
National Park" will be off the press
kafnn TnKr 1 'irrnrHinir to
Frank A. Barber, of the Inland
Press, Asheville, publisher of thei
profusely illustrated 145-page oook
... . 1 . A A. ' .
which was issued for the first time
in 1933. The e-book is the ;
work of George W. McCoy .Mate
editor oi me rtsncviuc uwsu
and The Asheville Times.
Singing Convention
To Be Held Here June 30
The Macon County Fifth Sun
day Singing convention will be held
at the courthouse in Franklin on
Sunday, June 30, according to an
announcement by J. M. Raby,
president of the organization. Mr.
Raby said hundreds of singers from
Ma con and surrounding counties
and many from South Carolina and
Georgia were expected to attend.
WARNING GIVEN
HOME OWNERS
Time for Filing Applica
tions for HOLC Loans
To Expire June 27
SALISBURY, N. C, June 20.
Tbe attention of home owners in
distress who desire aid of the Home
Owners' Loan corporation, was to
day called to the fact that under
the amendment of the HOLC Act,
recently passed by congress, the
period for filing new applications
will expire at midnight, June 27,
1935. After that date, it was stated
by T. C. Abernethy, state manager
of the corporation here, no appli
cations will be received from home
owners who are in distress and
who are eligible under the law for
assistance, and he urged that all
those desiring assistance file their
applications at once.
Mr. Abernethy stated that regula
tions as to eligibility remain vir
tually unchanged, ,nd those desir-
in8 complete explanation of what
cases are eligible may receive it
ther by calling at the state of-
fice Post Office Building, Salis-
uury, iv. k,., one oi tne district
offices, or by writing for full in
formation. District offices are located at
Raleigh, Charlotte, Greensboro,
Asheville and Greenville.
28 Million Loaned
On June 13, 1935, two years to
the day since the Home Owners'
Loan corooration was created hv
Annrvfaca ilia AnnAM 1 XT I .
vuiigitas, i iic -vji dliuu in nuun
Carolina had made loans upon 11,
125L urbanomes threatened . with
tax sale or foreclosure, the amouht
of such relief loans totaling $28,
346,483.18, according to Mr. Aber-
aoout u.uuu per weeK. ur tne
$28,356,483.18 disbursed, approxi-
mately $4,000,000 has been paid out
in cash for payment of back taxes
for the necessary repairs and for
other similar expenses. That the
majority of eligible distress mort
gages have already been submitted
to the corporation is indicated by
the small number of new applica-
kuotxs inea since May a, wnen, ior
the tirst time since November U,
It has been clear from the be-
or activity will be the collection of
payments due on its loans. This
fai,ur.e. to malJe payments when
m a Psulon lo ao sa
Show Coming
Cooke Players To Be Here
Qf fext Week
The Cooke Players will return to
FrankUn Monday( June 24, for a
weeks engagement, according to an
t . T Pamo.
lin, manager of the tent show
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Mr. Pamplin said the program
this year is better than ever be
fore, including the following plays.
"The Scandal Mongers," "The Un
wanted Wife," "The Sin of the
Fathe" "Jealousy," "My Old Fash
ioned Mother," "Don't Lie to Your
Wife," and "Little Orphan Annie."
In addition there will be a num
ber of between-the-act features
covering the span of mirth, music
and melody. As usual the company
will have an orchestra.
Open GoChampion
PITTSBURGH . . . They said any
body who could break 300 for 72
holes over the Oakmont course here
would win the National Open Golf
crown for 1935. 8am Parks, Jr., 25
(above), shot 299 and won, upset
ting a great field of stars. Parks was
captain of U. of P. golf team.
FUNERAL HELD
FOR MRS. MOSES
Well Known Ellijay Wo
man Dies After Long
Illness
Funeral services for Mrs. D. J.
Moses, who died at her home in
the Ellijay community at 9 o'clock
Saturday night after a long illness,
were held Monday afternoon at
Sugar Fork Baptist church.
Mrs. Moses had been confined to1
v it i r ii '
her oea ior a .pumper oi momns;
thoughts were always of the wel
fare of others.
The funeral was conducted by the
Rev. John Steward, of Asheville.
The choir, led by 0. C. Corbin,
of Pine Grove, sang three of Mrs.
Moses' favorite hymns "How Firmi
a Foundation," "Safe in the Arms
of Jesus," and "Nearer, My God,
to Thee." Burial was in the Sugar
Fork cemetery.
Mrs. Moses was born Edith Leo
nora Brown, daughter of Milton
Brown and Mary Jane Blythe
Brown, in Tuckasiege, Jackson
county, September 21, 1868. She
was married to D. J. Moses, of
this county, April 3, 1890.
Surviving Mrs. Moses are . her
husband, eight children, 28 grand
children and five sisters. The sur
viving children are Mrs. F. E.
Mashburn, Gneiss; H. Z. Moses,
Glenville; R. N. Moses, Rocky
Mount, N. C; Mrs. C. W. Cabe,
Route 1, Franklin; Mrs. Morris
Alley, Route 1, Murphy; Mrs. Sid
ney Godwin, Route 1, Wilson, N.
C. ; Miss Mayme G. Moses, Ellijay,
and Carl D. Moses, Ellijay.
More than 45 years ago' Mrs
Moses joined the Church of Christ,
of which she was a devoted mem
ber. Captured
Escaped Prisoner Surpris
ed By Deputy Dills
Woodrow Dillard, who escaped
from the Macon county jail in De
cember, was captured Saturday
morning at his home near Aquone
by Deputy Sheriff John Dills. In
this connection it was learned that
since A. B. Slagle became sheriff
all hut one of 13 men who have
broken jail have been caught and
reincarcerated.
Dillard escaped from jail with
Clyde Conley, another prisoner, by
sawing through the cell bars. Con
ley, who was being held under a
charge of breaking into Jeff En
loe's smokehouse, has not been ap
prehended; but officers believe that
sooner or later he will be caught.
Dillard faces a charge of break
ing and entering Howard's store at
Aquone. Dills made good his cap
ture by surprising him while at
work in a cornfield.
POWER COMPANY
TO BE ALLOWED
TO ERECT DAM
New TVA Measure Pro
tects 'Rights' of Nan
tahala Concern
(Reprinted from Asheville Citizen)
WASHINGTON, June 19.-(Spe-cial)
The new TVA bill which the
house military affairs committee will
report to the house next week will
contain a provision that will enable
the Nantahala Power & Light com
pany to proceed with its develop
ment on the Little Tennessee river,
provided it secures the permission
of the Federal Power commission.
Representative Weaver, who has
led the fight against the TVA ef
fort to block the development by
buying 20 acres of land in the cen
ter of one of the Nantahala Power
company's dam sites, said he was
satisfied with the provision and he
feels certain it will permit the com
pany to move forward with the de
velopment, which he says will mean
much to western North Carolina,
especially the counties of Macon,
Swain and Graham. Weaver indi
cated that he may seek to put a
provision in the bill which will pre
vent the TVA from retaining the
20 acres of land.
"Righto" Protected
Chairman MsSwain expressed the
opinion that the provision he has
written into the new bill will ade
quately protect the "rights" of the (
tahala Powr and Light com
t and will permit the develop
ment of the Little Tennessee.
Chairman A. E. Morgan, of the
TVA, defended the purchase of the
land in the Little Tennessee basin
on the grounds that it was the on
ly way to force the Nantahala
Power and Light company, which is
a subsidiary of the Aluminum
Company of America, to cooperate
with the government. He said it
was essential that the programs
dovetail.
Spokesmen for the Nantahala
Power and Light company have de
nied that they declined to cooperate.
Since the Federal Power commis
sion, which is headed by Frank R.
McNinch, of Charlotte, will be in
position to promote a cooperative
spirit between the Nantahala com
pany and the TVA, Morgan will
probably take steps to turn over
the 20-acre tract.
Improving
Admiral McCully Reported
On Road to Recovery
Admiral Newton Alexander Mc
Cully, U. S. Navy retired, who en
tered Angel hospital for treatment
Wednesday of last week, was re
ported today to be well on the
road to recovery. Dr. Furman An
gel said he expected the former
Atlantic fleet commander to be able
to leave the hospital within two or
three weeks.
The admiral, who is 67 years old,
was brought to the hospital here
from Highlands. He underwent an
operation upon entering the hos
pital and a second operation was
found necessary the first of this
week. He withstood both opera
tions well, showing remarkable
courage and stamina, according to
Dr. Angel.
Mrs. Porter Pierson
Seriously 111 in Atlanta
Mrs. Porter Pierson, wife of
Highlands' mayor, was reported this
week to be in a serious condition
in Piedmont hospital in Atlanta,
where she underwent an operation
three weeks ago.
The negro population of Macon
county is listed in the 1930 census
as 449.
    

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