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VOL. L, No. 26
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
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.
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.
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.
$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.
Wife of Highlands' Mayor
Dies in 1 Atlanta
Mrs. S. P. Pierson, 47, wife Of
the mayor of Highlands, died at
the Piedmont hospital in Atlanta
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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.
John L. Cabe, 90 Dies at
His Home Near
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,
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
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
"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
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
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.

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