THE FRANKLIN PRESS and THE HIGHLANDS MACON IAN
THURSDAY, AUGUST 8, ItS
Of the Week
At reviewed by
When nine-year-old Johnny
Crawford, Charlotte, was in Wash
ington and wanted to get home,
he dropped by the White House.
"Mister," he said to the doorman,
"tell the President I want to see
him about getting home." The boy
said he had heard Roosevelt over
the radio, and the President had
called him "my friend." He was
given supper and sent to a trans
From various sections of the
country reports have been tabulat
ed favoring Colonel Charles A.
Lindbergh as Republican presiden
tial nominee for next year. The
aviator would not, however, reach
35, minimum age required by the
constitution for service in the presi
dency, until four months after
election time and a month after
By the thousands, Chinese in the
starvation areas are migrating to
ward food, entering a section with
the words, "We come to eat." Af
ter the meagre supplies have been
consumed, even to unripened grain,
the hosts join the mob and travel
to new territory.
Declaring that it was an "indig
nity to the Japanese sovereign,"
the Japan press railed- at the cari
cature in Vanity Fair depicting the
Emperor carting away the Nobel
Peace prize. The cartoon was un
der the heading "five unlikely his
torical situations by one who is
sick of the same old headline,"
which also included J. P. Morgan
on a soap box denouncing capital
ism, William Randolph Hearst as
ambassador to Soviet Russia, Sen
ator Huey Long in a monastery,
and Admiral Byrd in furs "winter
ing" in Tahiti. The Japanese con
sider their Emperor sacred.
Resulting from a decrease in the
money allotment for the first two
weeks in August, and with no in
dication of an increase during the
latter weeks, approximately 2,000
Buncombe county ERA workers
will lose their jobs. About 310 will
be retained on various projects.
Josephus Daniels, Jr., business
manager of the Raleigh News and
Observer, and son of the war-time
naval secretary, was elected presi
dent of the North Carolina legion
naires for 1936 at the seventeenth
annual state convention in Fayette
ville. The next convention will be
Requirements for passing state
bar examinations will be raised
during the next five years, so that
by 1940, would-be barristers must
have completed a high school and
two year college course, in ad
dition to three years of law study.
The new standards will begin next
DOING THE TALKING
Will Rogers is planning to ac
company Wiley Post as far as
Alaska, but says he has no inten
tkm of going on to Siberia. Post,
taciturn as ever, leaves all the
talking to the cowboy.
Given By Music Class of
Mrs. Harry Higgins presented
her music class in a piano and
guitar recital recently at the home
of Miss Marguerite Holbrooks at
After refreshments were served,
the group was entertained by Mrs.
Larken Holbrooks, 88, who sang a
few very old songs.
The following1 played in trios,
duets, and solos: Pauline Reid,
Dorothy Reid, Mildred Reid, Mary
Addington, Maymie Addington,
Ruth Cabe, Louise Pendergrass,
Marguerite Holbrooks, Pauline Ruth
Moody, Catherine Morton, Paul
Dean, and Mrs. Will Parrish.
This is the first in a series of
recitals to be given by Mrs. Hig
gins. The next will be at the home
of Mrs. A. W. Reid, Lake Emory.
Hudson Library Elects
Officers for Next Year
The annual meeting of the Hud
son Library association was held
Thursday, August 1, at the home
of Mrs. Mary Chapin Smith, who
for many years has been president
of the association, but who on ac
count of ill health resigned at this
Those present, besides Mrs.
Smith, included Mrs. S. T. Marett,
Mrs. J. A. Hines, Mrs. A. J. Sa
linas, Miss M. A. Ravenel, Miss
R. C. Nail, Mrs. S. N. Evins, Mrs.
H. M. Bascom, Mrs. M. M. Bas
com, Mrs. Hampton Perry, Miss
M. J. Crosby, Mrs. M. McA. Mar
EDITED BY MRS.
Berry Flemming, noted author,
who has been at Miss Charlotte B.
Elliott's home on Satulah Moun
tain for several weeks, recently re
turned to his home at Mt. Bril
liant Farm, Ky. v
Miss M. D. Warren sailed last
week with Mr. and Mrs. Warren
Cunningham, of New York City,
for a six weeks visit in England
and Scotland. Miss Warren has a
summer home in Highlands. She
soends her winters in California
and also has a home in Scarsdak,
Mrs. Roger Smith left Highlands
Monday for Clear Creek Springs,
Ky., where she expects to visit for
a month. Mrs. Satterwhite, of
Lexington, Ky., sister of Mr. Rog
er Smith, will be with Mr. Smith
at his home here during Mrs.
The famiily of Mr. Alexander R.
Lawton, Esq., of Savannah, Ga., is
spending the month of August at
Mrs. Craig Cranston's cottage here.
The Lawton's have as their guests
Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Holdrege, also
Mr. and Mrs. Pratt Adams and
Mr. and Mrs. T. W. Por
ter Hosts to 195 at
BY MRS. F. L. SILER
For the 84th year, the Siler rela
tives met in their annual gathering
last Thursday at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. Thomas W. Porter ih
Franklin. There were 181 relatives
and 14 visitors pretent.
George Siler, with his family and
mother, made the longest trip to
the meeting, motoring from Selma.
N. C, a distance of 400 miles. The
oldest relative attending was Mrs.
Hattie Moore, 93, who remember
ed attending the first meeting.
Reports from the different com
mittees showed four deaths since
the last reunion, four marriages,
one from the Jesse Siler branch,
and three from the William Siler
branch ; and six births were report
ed, three from the Jesse Siler
branch, two from the William Siler
line and one from the Jacob Siler
branch. There were five girls and
one boy, showing that the Silers
were keeping the record of more
girls than boys. This accounts for
the small number bearing the name
of Siler at the meetings.
Sixteen graduations from high
schools and colleges were reported,
showing a varied selection of pro
fessions and degrees.
The only member of the family
j;oing abroad during the year was
Anniewill Siler, who was present at
the Silver Jubilee in London.
A report from the Old Maid's
committee showed a steady growth
in membership, but the number of
bachelors remained the same.
These meetings were begun 84
years ago by the four Siler broth
ers, who were the first white people
to settle in what is now Macon
county. For many years the de
scendants of the brothers took it
"time about" in having the meet
ings, though the custom has been
discontinued in the past few years.
At the next meeting, to be held at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. Carl
Slagle, Mr. Slagle will be host for
the Jacob Siler branch and Mrs
Slagle for the William Siler branch.
Among those attending from a
tin, Miss Gertrude Harbison, and
Miss Dorothea Harbison.
New officers to serve for the
coming year were elected as fol
lows: ' President, Miss M. J. Crosby ;
vice-president, Mrs. S. T. Marett;
treasurer, Mrs. A. J. Salinas; sec
retary, Miss R. C. Nail; trustees,
Miss Albert ina Staub, Miss Mar
guerite Ravenel, Miss M. D. War
ren, and Mrs. F. H. Potts. Miss
Gertrude Harbison and Miss Doro
thea Harbison were reelected as
T. C. HARBISON
family, of Savannah, Ga., are
spending several weeks at Miss
Elliott's home her.
Harry Hall, of Raleigh, was visit
ing Mr. and Mrs. T. N. Hall and
Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Hall here last
Miss Elizabeth Anderson and
Miss Jean Anderson, daughters of
A. P. Anderson, of Red Wing,
Minn., returned home last week
after several days visit here. Mr.
Anderson, who invented Puffed
Wheat, Puffed Rice, etc., at one
time, with his family, was a resi
dent of Highlands.
Mrs. Nevin Adkins and her two
daughters, of Atlanta, are in High
lands for the month of August at
the Adkins house near Lindenwood
Mr. and Mrs. George Elliott have
returned to Washington, D. C, af
ter a six weeks stay at the Gould
Mr. and Mrs. F. S. Gould, of
Atlanta, spent last week-end at
their cottage here.
Mr. and Mrs. Montgomery Har
rison, of Atlanta, are spending the
month of August in Highlands.
distance were Dr. and Mrs. Lewis
.Elias, Mr. and Mrs. Don Elias,
'Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Elias, and
families, from Asheville, and Mrs.
Tim Elias, their mother; Mr. and
Mrs. Tom Siler, and family, Bilt
more; Mr. Tom Gash, Clay county;
Mrs. Jack Moore, Miami; Mrs.
Cora Christy, Emory and Henry,
Va.; Mrs. Von Cannon, Hender
sonville; Mr. and Mrs. Jule Siler
and daughter, Lavonia; Mr. J. B.
Siler and Mrs. Tim Weaver, Hazel
wood; Miss Timoxena Sloan, Day
ton; Eleanor Sloan, Lewiston, Ida
ho; Mrs. Jane Williams, Portland,
Ore.; Mrs. Susan Siler and daugh
ter, Siler City; Mrs. Ola Siler
Freeman and Mrs. Hattie Siler
Davis, Waynesville; and Mr. and
Mrs. Brewer, Asheville.
Organization, of a,
automobije club w .5"
week hv Fnhn r '! star this
Carolina St-,i a... 1orUl
Hon, with which X aSSC.,a:
is to be JZlLth club
reu i7a2ch and iss Rose Gar-
ren::yiV, Wester" Strict
tior 7 . OI the state associa-
in p.. . i UI in'S week
"h Aelk: " far
Among the services rendered
members by the county and state
rw7uuc organizations Mr. Fra
zier listed :
A $1,000 personal accident in-
oZa rllcy' a. 1UU P0ce bond
pju reward tor recovery of
StO fn r-lc 1 1 1 . J
- VI3( lcKal aavlce an(J ser
vice, maps and touring informa
tion, legislative representation, free
emerg.ecy road Kjy.
mileage limit in the county, towimr
service, etc. K
The North Carolina State Auto
mobile association, Mr. Frazier
said, was lamel
oj uiuciuai in
securing the reHnpfi ; u
- ,lt luc price
of automobile license tags by the
last general assembly. j
WANTED TO BUY-Soft cotton
rags. Will pay 5 cents per pound.
Must be clean. THE FRANKLIN
FOR SALE Tract of 25 acres
Nantahala Township. Adjoining
tract has attractive improvements.
Bargain for someone. Correspon
dence with Realtors mviteL
WINSLOW WAASER, Mt. Dora,
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MAN WANTED for Rawkigh
Route of 800 families. Good prof
its for hustler. We train and help
you. Write today. Rawleigh Co,
Dept. NCH-74-SA2, Richmond, Va.
C. T. BLAINE'S STORE NEWS
We tried to give the trade last
year great service in school books
and school supplies. This year we
hope to do still better. We shall
the appointment of
R.L. (Bob) Blaine
It gives us pleasure to announce that we have em
ployed Mr. Blaine and put him in charge t)f our ser
vice department. Mr. Blaine, who for nine years has
been employed in the service department of the local
Ford dealers, is well known throughout Macon Coun
ty as an exceptionally fine mechanic and a man with
whom it is a pleasure to deal.
We also wish to announce the installation in our
shop of new precision tools and equipment for aut.
mobile repairing, making it one of the most intern
shops in Western North Carolina. When yur auto
gives you trouble, see us and we will fix iu A makes
and models of cars serviced.
SINCLAIR GASOLINE ' AND OILS
Franklin Chevrolet Co.
CLINT Worrell, Mgr.
Mam and Palmer Ss. Franklin N. C
irViN Your County
Jll Auto Club
w These Are Some of the Services
1 Free emergency road service. (No mileage
limit in county.)
2 $1,000 insurance policy. ($10 per week dis
ability.) 3 $100 Police Bond.
4 $50 Reward for stolen cars.
5 Legal advice, counsel and aid.
6 Maps and touring information.
7 Advertises your county.
And many other valuable services.
"It Costs So Little - Yet h Worth
A UNIT OF THE
N. C. STATE AUTO ASSOCIATION
("Additional information may be obtained by
writing: Macon County Auto Qub, Care The
Franklin Press, Franklin, N. C.) J
handle the famous Blue Horse line
again, the leading line in the South
for many years. All Blue Horse
covers taken from the tablets and
bands from the note book paper
bought of us will be redeemed at
$4 cent each. We have a nice red
pencil at 1c each and the regular
2 for 5c pencils at 2c each. On
account of the change made re
cently by the State to rent the
new school books to the pupils,
will prevent my handling second
hand books only in a small way.
Will handle the new high school
books for the schools starting later.
We will have a line of blotters to
distribute to teachers and pupils
ask for them. Thanking vou, C. T.
BLAINE, Franklin, N. C."
WOOD FOR SALE
Green and dry short stove wood
by the load at the mill, or de
livered. Zickgraf Hardwood Go.
Fmnklin, N. C.
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