Qttp I tgtfUmiUi Mar nttfettt PROGRESSIVE LIBERAL - INDEPENDENT VOI L, NO. 25 FRANKLIN, N. C, THURSDAY, JUNE 20, 1935 $130 PER YEAR MERCHANTS ARE URGED TO USE 'T. F.' RAILWAY Receiver Issues Appeal; Says Line Is Not Making Money An appeal to merchants to use the TaMulah Falls railway as far as possible was broadcast in circu lar letters this week by J. F. Gray, receiver of the line. Mr. Gray said traffic of the "T. F." this year had not been as good as in 1934 and declared that the line "is riot making any money." Two new coaches put into service on the railroad Sunday, he added, were bought on the installment plan in the hope that they would improve passenger traffic. Following is a copy of Mr. Gray's , appeal : "Mr. Merchant: "Just a moment of your time, if you please. . "Do you need the Tallulah Falls Railway? "What would the effect be on your business should the Railway : reau. be discontinued? iiAia., and. Mrs. J. W. Pruett, I "So far this year our traffic ist, Weogufka, Ala., are spending seV not as good as during the samefeieral weeks here visiting friendj period last year. The Railway isp not making any money. Would itj interest you to know that we are now "scraping the bottom of thej lire Ai uct i i ci : 1 1 1 Now Qctm AiMod 1 uc t ki iiii'o Mrs. J. a. atalcup on ion "Safe, comfortable andtfgkjy passenger equipment nets uccu pm . l 1 J nnsflaniYArl u : a i J nuo m. yu, cars nave ue-en n erv ce iu, and are now pracucauy worn out- and obsolete, i he aay ot tne wooa-r week9 -n Flar Ala visitinjj Since active . lending operations en passenger car is gone. The Nichols- parents, Mr .and MrsJbegan in August, 1933, the cor Tallulah Falls Railway was faced ... noratin in North Carolina has with the problem of either secur-( ing. adequate and safe passenge r. equipment or 1 " u e ft'tiTE. &$!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. uiaiiogviiiviik v ' i 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 M I M wmmMA I 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 Val i. j I'Hl.K"'" ' f 1 -1 " . r I " - . l t 1 I 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. fi R ntarnc 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 n..: nC P..ki;.k,l I 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 . - j J J ' - " x- 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.