if tslflatttoi M armtfatt PROGRESSIVE LIBERAL INDEPENDENT VOL. L, No. 26 FRANKLIN, N. C, THURSDAY, JUNE 27, 1935 $150 PER YEAR a WATER SUPPLY ISSUE REVIVED Subject Bobs Up Again After Modification of PWA Provisions Discussion of a new water supply system for Franklin to be financed with PWA funds bobbed up again this week. The issue which was disposed with by an overwhelmingly negative vote in a special election last January has been revived on account of re cent modifications of the PWA plan of financing and liberalization of North Carolina laws in regard to issuing bonds. Under the proposal upon which the voters decided in January the town was to receive an outright grant from the government of 30 per cent of the costs of labor and materials and was to obtain the balance of the money needed in return for bonds, supported by a pledge of the community's credit, the bonds to bear four per cent interest Grants Increased The government now will make outright grants of 45 per cent of the total cost of an approved pro ject and, if the project is classed as self-liquidating, it is not neces sary to pledge the community's credit. In other words, the bonds constitute a lien only against the project itself. In view of this, it is thought possible that Franklin might now build a new water sys tem without increasing its tax rate, although it might lie necessary to raise water rates. Until this year bonds issued by North Carolina units have pledged the general credit of the borrowing oommunitji; but a bill was enacted at the last session of the General Assembly modifying this provision so that communities could issue bonds on self-liquidating projects, pledging only the receipts from the project after it has been put in operation. Under this provision, if the PWA approved a new water supply system for Franklin as a self-liquidating project, the bonds could be ordered sold by the board of aldermen without calling an elec tion by the people. Objection, Raited Some residents are inclined to think that in view of these changes Franklin should file a new applica tion for a PWA grant and loan to construct a new water supply sys tem. On the other hand, some new objections have been voiced by per sons' who have carefully studied the new PWA provisions. One of the principal objection?" is that 90 per cent of the labor used must be recruited from relief rolls. This would penalize the man who has not "gone on relief" and, one man cemmewted, "it would place a prem ium on indolence." Another objec tion is that the new PWA regula tions require that wages be in the form of a salary; workmen would be paid, rain or shine, work or no work, for a cerain number of hours a month. The pros and cons of the ques tion are expected to come up for discussion when the board of alder men hold their regular monthly meeting next Monday night. May or George Patton said Wednesday that the board had considered con vening in special session sometime this week to study the matter, but it had later been decided to wait until the regular meeting. Singers To Meet at Bethel Church July 7 N The regular monthly meeting of 'the Macon County Singing Conven tion of the Southern Division will be held at Bethel church on the first Sunday in July. Much Land Revert to U. S. More than 12,000,000 acres of for est land in this country has re verted to public ownership through tax delinquency in recent years. I Loses Commerce WASHINGTON . . . Ewing Y. Mitchell (above), Missouri lawyer and Assistant Secretary of Com merce since 1933, has been ousted by President Roosevelt, upon the recommendation, of Secretary Roper. J. M. Johnson of 8. C. gets the job. BENEFIT KENO PARTYPLANNED To Be Held at Kelly's Tea Room Next Tues day Evening A keno party for the benefit of the Franklin Library will be held at Kelly's Tea Room on West Main Street at 8:30 o'clock Tuesday even ing, July 2, under the auspices of the Franklin chapter of the East ern Star. The proceeds will be used to buy new books for the ry. seventy fir moi in De awarded. Use of Kelly's Tea Room for the party was volunteered by Mrs. Las sie Kelly Cunningham, who was in strumental in organizing the -benefit event. Franklin business hous es and a number of individuals have contributed liberally toward the prize list, which includes many valuable awards, among them a walnut end table, electric toaster, five gallons of gasoline, a carton of cigarettes, luncheon tickets, a water bottle, man's dress shirt, pair of lady's gloves, sack of flour, ice bag and mallet. The prizes were solicited by members of the Franklin Girl Scout troop. Tickets are being sold by the Boy Scouts. A full list of those giving prizes will be published in next week's issue of The Press-Maconian. Two Forest Service Men To Be Transferred J. W. Cooper, ranger in the Franklin area of the Nantahala National Forest, is to be transfer red in the near future to the Hia wassee district of the Cherokee National Forest, with offices in Cleveland, Tenn. He is to be suc ceeded here by R. V. Miles of the Cherokee Forest. A. R. Karling, accountant in the Nantahala Forest headquarters of fice for the past two years, also is to be transferred. He is expected to leave soon to assume similar du ties in the headquarters office of the DeSoto forest at Jackson, Miss. He will be succeeded by D. W. Nichols. $450,069 Given for N. C Forest Improvement An allotment of $450,069 has been made to the forest service for for est improvement work in North Carolina, according to information received from Washington. The allotment comes under the new fed eral works program. It was re ported that the money is to be used in clearing underbrush in na tional forests, improving fire pro tection facilities and in other for est improvement projects. Some Rue During the annual floods ex perienced in Egypt along the banks of the Nile, this famous river rises about 20 feet. DEATH CLAIMS KHERSON Wife of Highlands' Mayor Dies in 1 Atlanta Hospital Mrs. S. P. Pierson, 47, wife Of the mayor of Highlands, died at the Piedmont hospital in Atlanta I nn VriAn,, I 11 CL. I I L Vll 1'iiuajr, JIU1C one uau UCCU ill for some time and had been in the hospital several weeks. Mrs. Marjorie Mardon Pierson was born on March 13, 1888, in Monmouth, England. She came to Highlands about 29 years ago. On November 27, 1916, she and Mr. Pierson were married in Cornelia, Ga. Members of her immediate family by whom she is survived are her husband, S. P. Pierson, and their two sons, Edward Kendal, and Val Stephens. Funeral services for Mrs. Pierson were held at 11 o'clock Sunday morning in the Episcopal church of the Incarnation here, with the Rev. Frank Bloxham officiating. Inter ment was in the Highlands ceme tery. Pall bearers were W. H. Cobb, F. B. Cook, Charles McKin ney, Bense Neeley, F. H. Potts, and 0. F. Summer. Many friends from out of town as well as local friends and relatives attended the funeral. Highlands suffered a great loss in the passing of Mrs. Pierson. With her genial personality she possessed a rare ability for making and holding friends. She was well known to many of Highlands' sum mer visitors. She was a devout member of the Episcopal church to serve in church affairs. She was an ideal wife and mother, and devoted much of her time and en ergy to her family and home. DEATH CLAIMS GRAYVETERAN John L. Cabe, 90 Dies at His Home Near Otto John L. Cabe, 90-year-old Con federate veteran, died at 3 a. m. Tuesday morning near Otto, where until a few months ago he lived alone in his small home. When he became ill a few months ago rela tives went to live with him. Mr. Cabe's death leaves only eight Confederate veterans remain ing in Macon county. ' Funeral services for Mr. Cabe were held Tuesday afternoon at Tesenta JMethodist church with the Rev. Mr. Tabor officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Mr. Cabe was a native of this county. During the War between the States he was a member of Company I, 39th North Carolina regiment. He was a member of Asbury Methodist church and was affiliated with the Junior Order of United American Mechanics. Surviving Mr. Cabe are a broth er, George Cabe, of Middle Creek, and two sons, Mell Cabe, of Tes enta, and Charlie Cabe, of Seattle, Wash. Forest Service Employes To Have Picnic July 4 The Fourth of July will be cele bra ted by employes of the Nanta hala National Forest with a picnic at CCC Camp F-10 on Lake Bur ton, Georgia. About 150 are ex pected to attend. Adrenaline a Life-Saver Methods of reviving not only ani mals but also men thought dead from suffocation have been known and practiced for a long time. When there has been no injury to any organ of the body which would cause the death, adrenaline has been used successfully to start the heart and also to keep it going. Scouts To Stage July 4th. Program CARMAK HEARD BY ROTARIANS Florida Man Sees Fine Op portunity Here for Resort Center Surrounded by beautiful moun tains and possessing a temperate climate, Franklin affords a fine op portunity for development as a re sort center, Major J. Frank Car mak, retired army officer of Tam pa, Fla., told the Rotary club at its weekly luncheon meeting Wed nesday. If the glorious endowments nature has bestowed on this section were advertised and more facilities pro vided for entertaining visitors, Ma jor Carmak said, Franklin would attract thousands of people here every year. Major Carmak, who was the first major in the United States army wounded in combat during the World War, is a guest at Trimont Inn. He plans to spend the sum mer here and has been instrumen tal in bringing a number of other Florida people to Franklin and Highlands. "Sura Moray Crop" Declaring that tourists are a "sure, money-Major Carmak point. ed out that Florida, despite loss of its orange crop, has been able by virtue of its tourist business to surpass other states of the union in overcoming the effects of the depression. Having spent much time in resorts from Nova Scotia to Florida and from North Carolina to California, Major Carmak quali fied as an expert on the tourist business. Millions of dollars are spent each year by tourists in plac es which lack the' natural charms possessed by Franklin, he declared. "God has given you mountains of marvelous beauty and an unsurpass ed climate," the speaker continued. "The United States government and the State of North Carolina have given you fine roads. You are the center of an area of large population from which tourists can be drawn -by the thousands. You are more accessible to a greater number of people than either Flori da or California. It is only a two days trip from New York and one day from St. Louis." Mutt Use Opportunities But it remains for the people of Franklin, he added, to take ad vantage of its marvelous oppor tunities. He praised those who have developed the Franklin golf course and recreational center and said that this should be a nucleus around which efforts in the future should be concentrated. He sug gested that everyone in the com munity should join the golf club and lend their support in improv ing its recreational facilities. In addition he urged the construction of resort hotels and summer cot tages and advised the people of the community to become tourist con scious, to be hospitable to visitors, to advertise the advantages of this section and "to boost, not knock.' Number of TVA Test Farms May Be Increased Possibilities of increasing the number of TVA test farms in Ma con county were discussed at a meeting in the courthouse Tuesday of members of township test farm committees. The meeting was ad dressed by R. W. Shoffner, super visor of test farms in 15 western counties. At present there are 12 test farms in the county and it is thought possible that this number may be tripled. Grand Parade and Fire works Display Feature Day's Events An all-day Fourth of July pro gram, including a grand parade and a fireworks display in addition to the usual games and contests, will be sponsored in Franklin next Thursday by the local Boy Scout troop. The program is scheduled to get under way with a baby parade and doll parade on the public square at 10:30 a. m. All mothers desiring to enter babies in the parade, open to children from one to three years old, are requested to notify Mrs. Gordon Moore, who will be in charge of this event, not later than Wednesday of next week. At 11 o'clock in the morning games and contests for girls will be held. Cash prizes will be awarded the winners. Parade at 2 o'clock The grand parade is scheduled to start at 2 o'clock in the after noon. It will form in front of the Baptist church, proceed down Church street to Harrison avenue, thence to Main street and move eastward. It will circle the public square and then continue east on Main street to the foot of the town bill, where it will disband. The parade is open to all who desire to make entries. Frizes will be awarded tiW decorated floats and the individuals with the best costumes. Many entries are expected. Music for the parade will be furnished by a caliope. Contests for Boya Immediately after the parade there will be games and contests for boys, including sack races, slow bicycle races, three-legged races, potato races, a balloon boxing event and a roller skate race. All boys with bicycles and skates are urged to bring them along and enter the races. A pet show will be held by Girl Scouts at 4 p. m. At 8 o'clock in the evening the Boy Scouts will sponsor a variety show, staged by a traveling troupe of actors and musicians, in the courthouse. At 9:45 p. m. the fire works display from the hill near the school house will climax the day's events. Other events scheduled, but not sponsored by the Scouts, will in clude a special three-feature pro gram at the Macon theatre start ing at 10 a. m. and continuing un til midnight, and a dance in the evening at Camp Nikwasi on the Franklin golf course. Music will be furnished by Peck's Bad Boys. The public program arranged by the Scouts has beenarsanged un der the direction of the RevSFrank Bloxham, Scoutmaster, James Haus er and J. D. Franks, assistant Scoutmasters. Merchants, business and professional men of the town have contributed generously toward defraying the expenses of the en tertainment. Concession rights on public prop erty have been granted to the SJcouts, who will conduct refresh ment booths. Colored Program The colored churches of Frank lin will sponsor a July Fourth program, featured by a baseball game between Franklin negroes and a team from the Buck Creek color ed CCC camp, at the negro school near Franklin. Many Singers Expected Here Sunday Hundreds of singers from Macon and adjoining counties and also from South Carolina and Georgia are expected to attend the fifth Sunday singing convention to be held in the courthouse here Sun day, June 30.