North Carolina Newspapers

    LIBERAL
INDEPENDENT
VOL U NO.
FRANKLIN, N. C, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3. 1935
I1J0 PER YEAR
PROGRESSIVE
MRS. HALL WINS
PRESSCONTEST
Awarded $50Uy Judges
At Circulation Cam
paign Closes
The Press-Maconian's circulation
aampaign closed at 8 o'clock Satur
day night and when the judges
reported an hour later on their
check-up of the vote tabulations
they announced to an expectant
crowd that Mrs. Sue R. Hall,- of
Highlands, had won the first prize
of $500.00 or a Chevrolet automo
bile. She chose the cash. Her to
tal vote for the seven weeks of
the campaign was 3,103,700.
The other prize winners were:
Second Miss Alba Peek, Frank
lin, $100,00; 1,992,550 votes.
Third Mrs. J. D. Franks, Frank
lin, $50.00; 1,358,850 votes.
Fourth Miss Amy Harrison,
Franklin, $25.00; 598,800 votes.
Fifth Mrs. Fred Bryson, Culla
Mja. $25.00 ; 585,200 votes.
Miss Sarah Conley, Franklin, and
r, Ralph Norton, Route 1, Dil
Iferd, Ga the other members of the
group of workers who remained
the contest through the closing
weak, received 20 commissions
a their subscription returns.
Checks were seat Monday to the
a iae winner aid those earning
Tho Judga
Th judges, who handled their
task jnkkly anf efficiently, were
George Pattonj Mayor of Franklin;
Sonry Cabe, cashier of the Bank
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Five hundred new subscribers
were added to The Press-Maconian's
circulation list, in addition to
hundreds of renewals, giving this
newspaper the largest paid circula
tion it has enjoyed in more than
Are fears and thereby making it
.more useful to the community.
The campaign was ably managed
by Mr. D. M. Bain, of Bain Broth
art and Company, with headquar
eate in Rocky Mount, N. C.
Interest Grow lottos
Although it started rather slow
ly interest increased all during the
ampaign and for the last two
weeks the contestants worked fe
verishly, trying to get every pos
sible subscription. Mrs. Hall, the
first prise winner, got aa early
lead by turning in the largest num
ber of subscriptions during the first
weeks, when they counted more in
terms of votes; but at times dur
ing the contest the race grew very
lean and the final outcome was
(Contmped on Pag Eight)
Presbyterian Sunday
School Plant Rally
A special Rally Day service will
be held at the Franklin Presby
terian church at 10 o'clock Sunday
morning, according to an announce
ment or the pastor, the Rev. J.
A Flanagan.
Various departments of the
harch's Sunday school will take
part in the program, which is be
ing given under the direction of
J. E. Lancaster, superintendent. A
special offering will be received for
the work of Sunday school exten
sion in the south. For several
years the Sunday school of the
Franklin Presbyterian church has
given the largest per capita offer
ing for this cause among the
schools of the Asbeville Presbytery,
and the offering this year is ex
pected to be fully as targe as in
tamer years.
Mr. and Mrs. A. L. McLean
have returned to their home,
"Knollacres," at West's Mill after
spending two weeks with their
daughter, Mra Robert H. Wright,
and husband. Dr. Wright, at Nor
folk, Va, and Virginia t Beach. Mr.
and lira McLean visited friends
ja Asaptffle a taeir ftturnt.
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First Straw Vote Returns
Give Roosevelt Big Lead
LEASES LOCAL
GOLFCOURSE
Major J. Frank Carmack
To Operate Links for
Three Years
Major J. Frank Carmack, retired
army officer of Tampa, Fla., who
has been spending the summer in
Franklin, has leased the Franklin
golf course, swimming pool and
Camp Nikwasi for a period of
three years. Before leaving here
Thursday morning for Arkansas,
where he plans to spend some time
before going to his .home at Tam
pa, he announced that he intended
to undertake improvements on the
property when he returns to Frank
lin in the early spring.
The lease was made by the oper
ating committee of the Franklin
Recreational association, which will
continue management of the course
until the lease goes into effect
January 1.
Major Carmack and his wife
came here in early June and re
mained for the summer, so well
pleased were they with Franklin's
climate, scenery and other attrac
tions. A golf devotee, the major
spent much of his time each day
on the golf course. He became so
much interested in the possibilities
of the course for development and
in the prospects of an increasing
popularity of Franklin as a summer
resort that he decided to "sink
his roots" here.
"I hope,' Major Carmack said,
"to make the golf course a real
sports amusement center that will
attract many more visitors to
Franklin and keep them here. I
don't expect to make any real
money out of it, but if I can win
the support of the people of
Franklin and make a 'go' of the
place, I will feel well repaid."
Since coming to Franklin Major
Carmack has entered into the life
of the community and has made
many friends.
Mrs. Carmack is now in New
York recovering from injuries re
ceived recently in an automobile
accident in Pennsylvania,
the
Press - Maconian Readers
Urged To Take Part
In Poll
Here is how the votes stack up
to date in The Press-Maconian's
pre-convention presidential poll :
For Roosevelt 92.
Against Roosevelt 36.
Those opposed to reelection of
President Roosevelt expressed their
preferences for other possible can
didates as follows:
For Senator Borah 12.
For Frank Knox 16.
For Theodore Roosevelt 4.
For Ogden L. Mills 4.
Returns thus far from readers of
The Press-Maconian have been
slow, but interest in the straw vote
is increasing and a larger number
of votes is expected in the next
few weeks. Any one is eligible to
vote and, in doing so, he or she
in no way obligates himself or
herself to allegiance to any po
litical creed. It is not necessary
to sign the straw ballot, a copy of
which is printed elsewhere in this
newspaper. Just mark on it your
preference and mail it to The
Franklin Press and Highlands Ma
conian, P. 0. Drawer 00, Frank
lin, N. C. Readers of The Press
Maconian living outside of Macon
county also may take part in the
poll.
72 Per Cant for Rooteyajt
An examination of the votes tab
ulated above reveals that Roosevelt
received 72 per cent of the votes,
but this is too early to make any
comments or observations. None
of the votes received by this news
paper expressed a desire for the
organization of a third party.
One voter, who favored the elec
tion of a Republican ticket, wrote
on his ballot: "They freed the
negroes; maybe they will free us."
Another voter indicted this note
on his ballot: "Until recently the
constitution was safe in the hands
of either party now Roosevelt
wants to tear it up. Still another
vote said that if he should change
his preference from Roosevelt he
would favor Senator LaFollette or
Senator Norris.
National Returns Soon
In the next week or so we hope
that a sufficient number of re
turns will have been made to par
ticipating newspapers throughout
the entire nation to warrant publi
(Continpad on Pag Eight)
Plans Announced
For Forming Macon
Farmers Federation
STRUCK BY CAR,
CCC BOY KILLED
Roy Camp, Another Mem
ber of CCC, under
Bond In Case
Charged with manslaughter in
connection with the death of Alvin
Hollingsworth, 20, of Monroe,
struck by an automobile while walk
ing along the Georgia road about
four miles south of Franklin Sun
day night, Roy Camp, 19, of Old
Fort, was bound over Tuesday to
the November term of superior
court under a bond of $1,000. Both
young men were members of Com
pany 405, CCC Camp NC F-9, near
Franklin. Hollingsworth died in
stantly of a fractured skull.
Camp, accompanied by four oth
er members of Company 405, were
returning from services at Union
Methodist church, about half a
mile from the scene of the acci
dent. They said the light fuse
blew out and they were approach
ing an automobile service station,
with view to having the lights fix
ed, when the car in 'which they
were riding struck Hollingsworth,
who, it was stated at the inquest
was walking toward Franklin on
the left side of the road. Hol
lingsworth was accompanied by
Miss Winnie Mae Rogers, of Route
2, who was not hit by the car but
who was thrown to the ground
and slightly injured when her com
panion was struck. Hollingsworth
and Miss Rogers also were return
ing from church services.
Other occupants of the car testi
fied at the hearing Tuesday that
Hollingsworth was wearing a dark
suit and that they did not see him
walking along the road. They said
the car was being driven about 20
miles an hour.
Hollingsworth's body Was sent to
his home at Monroe.
The hearing at which Camp was
placed under bond was conducted
by Magistrate George Carpenter.
In the car with Camp, it was re
ported, were Ravonne Bowers,
James E. Parker, Lucias Lail and
Bradford Maiden.
Cattle Sale
300 Head Bring Farmers
Of County $3,700
Approximately $3,700 was paid to
Macon county farmers for 300 head
of cattle sold at an auction sale
Wednesday at the Franklin stock
yards, according to figures report
ed by R. A. Patton, who, with Bob
Davis, conducted the sale.
At a sale held a month ago 126
head brought $2,000.
This week's sale attracted hun
dreds of farmers from all sections
of the country.
Industrial Club To Hold
Fair at Lakemont
The Lakemont Industrial club, of
Rabun county, Georgia, will hold
its annual industrial fair in the
buildings of the Dixie Camps for
boys, near Lakemont, from 10 a.
m. to 5 p. m. Saturday of this
week, according to an announce
ment received from A. A. Jame
son, manager of the camps.
The public is invited to attend.
Organizing Committee
Named; Meeting Called
For October 12
Plans for formation of a farmers'
organization in Macon county to
become affiliated with the Farmers
Federation, .Inc., of Asheville, which
now operates In seven Western
North Carolina counties, were an
nounced this week by representa
tives of the federation and mem
bers of a local organizing com
mittee. To acquaint Macon county farm
ers with the set-up of the Farmers
Federation, Inc., and its advantages
of group selling of farm com
modities, a public meeting has been
called for 2 o'clock Saturday after
noon, October 12, in the court
house. At that time several of the
officials of the federation, includ
ing Senator Vance Browning, of
Bryson City, in charge of educa
tional work of the organization,
will discuss various phases of the
federation's work and explain how
Macon county farmers can become
members.
To Establish W&rehoua
When organization of a Macon
county branch of the federation is
completed and the necessary stock
subscribed, a Farmers Federation
Warehouse will be established in
the county to serve as a depot for
handling farm products.
Elsewhere in this issue will be
found a discussion of the Farmers
Federation, Inc., setting forth its
aims, its growth since its establish
ment in 1920, its plan of organiza
tion and the services it renders to
its members.
Mr. Browning and George M.
Stephens, editor of the Farmers
Federation News, published by the
federation as a farm journal devot
ed exclusively to farming in the
western counties of this state, were
in Franklin Tuesday in the inter
est of extension of the federation
into this county. A year ago the
federation organized a group in
Jackson county, where it now
operates a warehouse and hatchery.
Organizing Committee
Mr. Browning announced ap
pointment of the following or
ganization committee for this coun
ty:
Jake Addington, Frank Moody,
John E. Rickman, Blackburn W.
Johnson, E. V. Ammons, J. R.
Franklin, J. C. Ferguson, B. W.
Justice, W. A. Berry, Charlie Hen
derson, Will Parrish, Charlie Mc
Clure, Ed Mozely, Carl Slagle, Ed
Battles, Sam Waters, L. L. Row
land, J. R. Wikle, Robert Parrish,
Robert Ramsey, John Dean, Ed
Byrd, A. L. McLefcm, J. R. Hol
brooks, J. B. Matlock, Jonathan
Morgan, Ray Penland, Robert Ful
ton.
Four Generations
Represented at Reunion
The Sellers family of Macon
county held a reunion Sunday at
the home of Wiley Sellers and his
mother, Mrs. Hester Sellers, on
Route 4. Mrs. Sellers is approach
ing her 79th birthday anniversary.
Among those attending were
members of the clan from Baker,
Ore. Mrs. Ed McConnell, Mrs.
Sellers' daughter; Mrs. McConnell's
sons, Edgar and Donald; her
daughter, Mrs. Nelson Cole, and
the fetter's small son, Joe, who
represented the fourth generation.
Mrs. McConnell and her children
arrived last Friday. It was her
first visit to her home county in
33 years,
    

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