VOL. L, NO. 32
FRANKLIN, N. C, THURSDAY, AUGUST 8, 1935
$1.50 PER YEAR
TOWN TAX RATE
1935 Levy in Franklin Set
At 75 Cents By
Meeting in regular monthly ses
sion Monday night, the Franklin
hoard of aldermen set the 1935 tax
rate for town property at 75 cents
per hundred dollars valuation, a
reduction of 10 cents from last
year's rate. The rate was 75 cents
in 1930, '31 and '32; 80 cents in
1933 and 85 cents in 1934.
The board also adopted a budget
for the fiscal year which started
July 1. Total expenses were esti
mated at $40,780, but $24,750 of
this, representing payments due on
electric power bonds, is to be paid
by the Nantahala Power and Light
company, present owners of the
Franklin hydro-electric system.
Othere expenses anticipated in
the budget are:
Interest on general obligations
bonds $3,240; police department,
$1,540; general expenses, $2,350;
fire department, $600; water and
sewer department, $3,800; street
cleaning and maintenance, $2,700;
street lighting, $1,400.
Estimated receipts were:
Revenue from electric power
plant, to be paid by Nantahala
Power and Light company and ap
plied on bonds, $24,750; water
rents, $5,000; privilege taxes, $500;
tax notes, sale certificates and ac
counts, $3,000; by tax levy, $7,530.
Total valuation of tow jwoperty;
real and personal, for 1935 is list
ed at $1,042,949.
The board also ordered the ad
vertisement and sale of real estate
for unpaid 1934 taxes, as directed
by law, on the second Monday in
Plays In Asheville Song
And Dance Fete
One of the features of Ashe
ville's Mountain Song and Dance
Festival was Jim Patton's string
band, which played on the open
ing night, Thursday, before 3,000
The band is composed of Jim
Patton, mandolin, Rufe -Wells, fid
dle, Rogers Wells, guitar, John D.
Wells, banjo, and Mrs. Harry Hig
cins. guitar. All are from Frank
In addition to playing in the
band, Mrs. Higgins was one of
the three dance judges for Satur
day night, the last day of the fes
tival. The band played for "Aunt" Sa
mantha Baumgarner, 60, one of the
dancers and singers of the occas
ion, who attracted much attention.
Selections played by Patton's
band were "Going Down the Road
Feeling Bad," "W. and L. Swing,"
"Coming Round the Mountain,"
"Hand Me Down My Walking
Cane," "Free Little Birdies," and
"Wednesday Night Waltz."
'Bob' Blaine Now
With Chevrolet Company
Clint Burrell, manager of the
Franklin Chevroleli company an
nounced this week the appointment
of R. L. ("Bob") Blaine, well known
Franklin automobile mechanic, as
the company's service manager.
For the past nine years Mr.
Blaine has been employed by the
local Ford dealers. He enjoys a
reputation as an expert automobile
The Franklin Chevrolet company,
which for several years occupied
a building on East Main street, is
fiow located in a modern garage
building on Palmer street near its
intersection with Main. The com
pany recently installed new pre
cision tools and machinery for ser
vicing all makes of automobiles.
We Beg Pardon for a Re
The Press-Maconian heartily re
grets an error which crept into its
account last week of the robbery
by two bandits of the Highlands
branch of the Jackson County Bank.
We mistakenly referred to Jim
Henry, who with the cashier of
the bank was ordered by the ban
dits lie face downward on the
floor, as a "negro chauffeur." Mr.
Henry is not a negro.
We are sincerely sorry that this
mistake occurred and hope that
Mr. Henry will accept our ex
planation and apology. The mis
take was. entirely unintentional. It
was just one of those slips that
We wish to state also that our
Highlands correspondent was in
no way responsible for the mistake.
We hope that Mr. Henry has
suffered no injury or humiliation
and trust that our amends are ac
ceptable to him.
TWO TIE FOR
Miss Willis and Mrs. Hig
don Divide Flower
Mrs. Frank Higdon and Miss
Mary Willis tied for the sweep
stakes prize at the annual flower
show given by the Franklin Gar
den club August 3.
The club wishes to give honor
able mention to Mrs. Tilson,
Shookvilk, for her blanket of dah
lia flowers, and to Mrs. R. D. Sisk
for the furniture and rugs in her
shadow box, which contained an
Prize for the most attractive doll
was given to Miss Willis, who
dressed "the bride." Mrs. Sisk
was awarded second place.
Ribbons in the different classes
were won by the following:
Best display of dahlias: 1st, Miss
Willis; 2nd, Fred Johnston Honk.
Best display of snap-dragons:
Mrs. Jim Perry, Fred Johnston
Best display of gladioli: Mrs. G.
L. Houk, Miss Willis.
Finest marigolds: Mrs. T. W.
Angel, Jr., Mrs. Frank Higdon.
Finest collection of zinnias: Mrs.
Zeb Cansler, Mrs. Higdon.
Finest collection of dwarf zin
nias: Miss Willis, Mrs. Angel.
Most artistic arrangement of
mixed flowers: Miss Willis, George
Most attractive miniature: Mrs.
D. D. Rice (first and second
Miscellaneous: Mrs. Angel, Mrs.
Twin vases: Miss Willis, Mrs.
Most artistic two-tone arrange
ment: Miss Willis (first and sec
Lillies: Mrs. Knox, Mrs. Sisk.
Best collection of wild flowers:
George Erwin Patton, Mrs. Cans
ler. The following won dolls, which
were raffled off:
Quintuplets, Mrs. Helen Macon;
Boudoir doll, Frances Ashe; Nurse,
Joan Innis; Shirley Temple, Jess
Conley ; Celophane dolls, Mrs. John
Willis Fox; Garden girl, Polly
Bivins; Bride, Mrs. S. F. Wooten;
Debutante, June Dady; and the
old-fashioned doll, Miss Katherine
To Be Held August 18
The annual Bryson family
union will be held Sunday, August
18, at the home of Mrs. J. L.
Bryson at West's Mill.
Joseph R. Bryson, prominent
Greenville, S. C, lawyer, will be
the principal speaker.
Tourist Traffic Growing
Rapidly as Result of
Visitors to the beauty spots of
the Nantahala National Forest have
increased 50 per cent this year
over any previous period in the
history of the forest, according to
figures announced this week by
J. H. Stone, Forest Supervisor.
Hundreds of miles of new roads
and trails constructed by the CCC
camps have made accessible many
enticing scenic spots.
Van Hook Glade camp ground
and Dry Falls on the Cullasaja
river, near Franklin, prepared by
the forest service for the public
have receive i exceptional notice by
visitors from every state.
Pool Attract Many
Trout rearing pools at Arrowood
Glade, near Wayah Bald, have at
tracted visitors interested in these
"finny beauties" from Canada to
Warwoman Dell located on the
historic Blue Ridge railroad right
of way has been filled to capacity
since it was opened to the public
in May of this year, necessitating
the extension of this picnic area.
Hikers' clubs from Georgia, North
Carolina and Tennessee have taken
enthusiastically to the trails leading
to such interesting mountain peaks
as Rabun Bald, Standing Indian
and Wayah Bald.
This influx of visitors to the
Nantahala Forest has resulted in a
decided increase in business to the
communities in and adjacent to the
forest. Hundreds of thousands of
dollars have rolled into the mer
chants' tills from this tourist trade,
according to reports received from
business men in1 the vicinity.
The Nantahala National Forest
derives no return in dollars and
cents for its outlay in the develop
ment of the scenic and recreation
al attractions. This work will con
tinue, however, to make the forest
lands available for the best use to
the greatest number of people in
the long run.
Shaffner and Graeber To
Speak on Rotary
R. W. Shaffner, assistant district
farm agent and supervisor of dem
onstration farms, and R. W. Grae
ber, extension forester, will be
among the speakers on the fifth
annual Macon county farm tour,
August 14, sponsored by the Frank
lin Rotary club, according to F. S.
Sloan, county agent and member
of the Rotary committee on ar
rangements for the event.
The tour will start from the
Franklin courthouse at 9 a. m.,
and will visit farms and various
projects, including TVA demon
Preparations are being made to
feed 500 at the lotla school, where
the dinner, given by the lotla
Baptist and Methodist churches in
connection with the tour, will be
served. A charge of 25 cents per
plate will be made, the proceeds
to be divided between the two
The tours were inaugurated sev
eral years ago to promote a better
understanding and closer coopera
tion between business men and
farmers. Interested visitors from
Macon and other counties are in
vited, applications having already
been received from several Geor
Needed in Press
HURT BY AUTO
Waynesville Man Arrested
In Death of Billy
Funeral services for Billy Min
cey, 4, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Fred Mincey, Ellijay, were held
Monday at the Ellijay Baptist
Billy died of injuries after beiny
struck by a car reported driven
by Cosby Frady, Waynesville. The
accident occurred in East Franklin
near the intersection of highways
285 and 28. Witnesses said thi
little girl jumped from a truck in
which she was riding with her par
ents, and ran in front of the car.
She was carried about 100 feet on
the bumper of the automobile.
Frady, charged with manslaughter
and driving while intoxicated, was
released on $2,500 bond pending
preliminary hearing August 15.
Billy is survived by her parents
a sister, Freda Lee, and two broth
ers, Charles and Howard.
Highlands People Send
Urgent Request To
A petition addressed to LeRoy
Martin, chairman of the State
School Commission, requesting that
an extra teacher be allotted the
elementary department of the
Highlands school has been signed
uy more than three hundred citi
zens of the Highlands school dis
trict and was this week mailed to
The request was based upon the
fact that the average attendance
last year was 220, for which six
teachers were allotted instead oi
the seven entitled for an average
attendance of that number. At the
present time only six elementary
teachers have been assigned to
work in the elementary department
of the Highlands school. Six teach
ers are allotted to a school whose
average attendance has reached 180
Since the attendance of 220 for
the 1934-1935-term shows an increase
of forty pupils, and also since there
will in all probability be more pu
pils enrolled in the school for the
coming year, the request is re
garded as justifiable and reasonable.
The first grade room usually has
the largest number of pupils en
rolled, and indications are that for
the coming term the first grade
teacher will have about sixty pu
pils under her supervision unless
the extra teacher is allotted as re
quested. i number of personal letters
from prominent citizens have also
been mailed Mr. Martin in regard
to the matter, as have telegrams
from civic organizations.
Dr. Herbert To Preach
During Son's Absence
Dr. C. C. Herbert, Sumptcr, S.
C, will conduct the 11 o'clock ser
vice of the Franklin Methodist
church Sunday, August 11, during
the absence of his son, the Rev.
C. C. Herbert, Jr., pastor of the
church. Rev. Mr. Herbert is at
present in Junaluska.
Start Delayed, but Must
Get Under Way
STILLTIME TO ENTER
Only Spare Time Work
Is Necessary on Part
Official start of the Press Sales
manship Club circulation campaign
has been delayed for a few days
beyond the original tentatively set
date owing to the fact that there
seems to be a lack of complete
understanding as to just what the
proposition means on the part of
several who have been considering
entering but have not yet made up
Some of those who have ex
pressed interest in joining the cam
paign seem to have the idea that
it is a full time proposition re
quiring their concerted efforts
from morning till night for the en
tire period of six weeks. Nothing
could be further from the true
facts. Members of such campaigns
usually plan their other duties so
that they can have either the after
noons or evenings free to secure
The campaign will last for six
weeks and any person who is in
terested can systematize their work
so that they may see all prospects
within this time without devoting
a great number of hours each day
to the work. A systematic two
hours work with the plan laid out
in advance usually means better re
sults than an all day effort at
promiscuous knocking on doors.
While several members have al
ready joined both in Franklin and
from various parts of Macon coun
ty there is still room for four or
five additional ones; perhaps some
of those already "on the fence"
will jump in; if not, new ones are
invited to file their application at
once. Several of the best sections
outside of Franklin are still with
out an enrolled representative.
But fast action is necessary now
to get in right at the beginning.
No one has yet been allowed to
start work, but it must start this
week, so prompt action will be
necessary. Send in your name or
phone the office; better still call
and let the campaign manager ex
plain the whole proposition. It's
just a plain business proposition
offering to pay handsomely for
your spare time efforts during the
next six weeks. And that check
from $500 down, will come in han
dy for lots of things at the end
of the campaign. But action
RIGHT NOW is necessary as this
is the last call before the start of
J. M. Rimmer Seriously
111 from Spider Bite
R. M. Rimmer, Franklin druggist,
was notified in a telegram last
Friday morning that his father, J.
M. Rimmer, of Mebane, N. C, was
seriously ill as the result of a
Mr. Rimmer, his wife and his
mother, who had been spending the
summer here, left immediately for
No word had been received here
today concerning the elder Mr.
Mrs. Walter Dawning, of Atlan
ta, and her daughter, Nancy, and
grand-daughter, Nell Barnetz, spent
the week-end here, the guests of
Mrs. F. L. Sikr.