PROGRESSIVE LIBERAL -j INDEPENDENT
VOL. L, NO. 41 FRANKLIN, N. fc. THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10, 1935 $1J0 PER YEAR
Women Organized into
Groups for Studying
Two home demonstration clubs
have been organized in Macon
county by Mrs. Katharine Mather
O'Neil, recently appointed home
agent for the county, and a meet
ing has been called for the or
ganization of a third.
The clubs already organized are
in the Holly Springs and Cartooge
chaye communities, and Mrs. O'Neil
has called a meeting for 2:50
o'clock Friday afternoon, October
18, for the formation of a demon
stration club in the 'iotla section.
The meeting will be at the home
of Mrs. Wade Moody. Anyone in
terested, Mrs. O'Neil said, is in
vited to attend.
The topic of study for the dem
onstration clubs during the next
few months, it was announced, will
be "Food and Health." Cooking
demonstrations will be given and
recipes exchanged at the club meet
ings. The Holly Springs club elected
Mrs. A. G. Kinsland president;
Mrs. Elliott, vice president; and
Mrs. E. V. Ammons, chairman of
a, committee on home beautifica
tion. Other committee chairmen
are to be named later.
Officers were elected by the Car
toogechaye club as follows: Mrs.
Carl Slagle, president; Mrs. Gilmer
Setzer, vice president; Mrs. Charl
es Nolan, secretaij tiesoNg? Mrs.
Henry Slagle, chairman of home
beautification committee; Mrs. Bry
an Setzer, chairman of the child
care committee; Mrs. Cecil Craw
ford, chairman of the garden com
mittee; Mrs. H. C. Hurst, chairman
of home management committee;
Mrs. EarlxHarris, chairman of the
clothing committee; Mrs. Hayne
Arthur, chairman of the food com
mittee; Mrs. Jeff Enloe, chairman
of the poultry committee.
LIST B DRAWN
Court To Convene No
vember 18 With Judge
Jurors for the November term
of Macon county superior court
were drawn Monday at the regular
monthly meeting of the county
commissioners. The term is sched
uled fo convene Monday, November
18, with Judge Wilson Warlick, pf
Newton, presiding; but Judge War
lick will be unable to remain it)
Franklin for the second week of
the term and Judge . B. Finley,
of North Wilkesboro, has been as
signed to preside that week.
Following is a list of the jurors:
First week B. B. Lenoir, Route
1; Walter Blaine, Route 1; J. E.
Taylor, Ellijay; E. B. Conley, Ot
to; Lem Rice, Route 3; A. L
Dills, Ellijay; L. M. Vanhook,
Route 2; J. L. Hauser, Franklin;
Mel Cabe, Route 2; Lester South
ards, Franklin; Sloan Rickman,
Franklin; George Bryson, Culla
saja; B. A. Baldwin, Kyle; Frank
Haney, Route 3; H. ,1. Breedlove,
Etna; W. R. McConnell, Scaly;
R. L. Welch, Route 3; W. D. Bar
nard, Route 3.
Second week Joe Hopkins,
Franklin; H. S. Sanders, Franklin;
G. W. Culver, Franklin; Lake
Stiles, Route 2; Fred Lowe, Iotla;
Fred Oliver, Franklin; Walter Gib
son, Franklin ; S. R. Crockett, Route
J; W. L. Jones, Flats; Sam Cun
ningham, Route 3; Will Gibson,
Leatherman; Frank Raby, Route
3; L. T. Dalton, Franklin; C. B.
Bryson, Cullasaja; W. L. Grant,
Flats; G. T. Fouts, Route 3; M.
h. Angel, Route 2; L. D. Norris,
Ray Bailey, To Be Tried
Ray Bailey, Western, North Car
olina desperado captured in Gaines
ville, Ga., last Thursday, was turn
ed over to South Carolina officers
and taken to Greenville, S. C.
where he is to be brought to trial'
at general session court convening
October 28 on a charge of murder
ing a Greenville policeman in 1932.
Bailey, who was wounded in the
arm when he was flushed by of
ficers who raided his hideout in
Transylvania county several weeks
ago, is believed by North Carolina
officers to have figured in several
bank hold-ups in this state. Ma
con county officers said they be
lieved he was connected with rob
beries of the Highlands branch of
the Jackson County Bank and the
Bank of Clayton at Clayton, Ga.,
in recent months. He also was
suspected of having a part in the
recent robbery of a bank at Mars
Hill, N. C
TO HONOR DEAD
Will Hold Annual Memo
rial Service at Maiden's
Members of the various councils
in Macon county of the Junior
Order of United American Me
chanics wiH hold their mmiil me-
morial service, honoring Juniors
who have died during the past
year, at Maiden's Chapel in the
Cartoogechaye community, on Sun
day, October 13, starting at 10 a.
m. Members of the order and their
families from all over the county
are expected to attend.
An all-day gathering is planned
and the program has been an
nounced as follows:
Opening sermon The Rev. J. B.
Tabor, pastor of the Macon coun
ty Methodist circuit.
Address "The Principles of the
Order," by Hugh Monteith, of Syl
va. Memorial Service.
Special music is being arranged
for the occasion by Jim Raby.
Those attending are requested to
bring picnic lunches.
Manager of Macon Coun
ty Reemployment Office
Frank I. Murray, former clerk
of court, has been appointed man
ager of the Macon County office
of the National Reemployment Ser
vice, which, it is expected, will
play a more important role under
the new Works Progress set-up
than formerly exercised as an ad
junct to the Emergency Relief ad
ministration. Mr. Murray succeeds Quince
Hauser, who for some months has
been filling the position under a
temporary appointment Mr. Haus
er is now timekeeper, on a road
project in the Nantahala National
Following a visit last week by
Miss Moore, Reemployment Ser
vice auditor, the local office staff
this week was busy setting up a
new card index system and classify
ing the unemployed according to
trades and occupations. Mrs. May
Thompson Evans, state reemploy
ment director, and two representa
tives of the national reemploy
ment headquarters, were here
Wednesday to confer with Mr.
John J, Tice, Jr., student at the
Asheville Farm school at Swan
nanoa, recently visited his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. John J. Tice, on
Franklin route 3.
OUR NEXT PRESIDENT - POLL
This- newspaper is cooperating with 2000 other
newspapers in making this nation-wide poll.
VOTE IN ONE BLOCK ONLY
Do you favor the re-election of
Or, do you favor the nomination, by the Democratic party, of some
Democrat other than President Roosevelt?
Do you favor the election of a Republican?
If you are in favor of a Republican, whom do you wish nominated?
Or, if you favor the organization of a third party, whom would
you want this new party to nominate?
Every reader of this newspaper may vote. No reader is required to
sign his name. Vote now and mail the ballot to this newspaper.
Roosevelt Gains Strength
In Presidential Straw Vote
OLD GOLD MINE
Halsey B. Leavitt Leases
Nantahala Mine from
Jake Henry .
Halsey B. Leavitt, of Asheville,
has leased a gold mine on the
Jeff Mayo property on Otter creek
in Nantahala township and plans
soon to begin mining operations, it
was learned this week.
The lease was signed Saturday
by Jake Henry, of Ellijay, who
owns the mining rights on the
Mayo property, consisting of 107
acres. The mine at one time was
owned and worked by the Mines
Consolidated Company of Ohio.
This concern abandoned operations
at the mine about 20 years ago.
Mr. Leavitt, who came here Sat
urday to complete the lease, was
the Republican candidate for con
gress in this district in the last
A. & P. Store To Occupy
Present Postoffice Site
The Great Atlantic and Pacific
Tea company, it was learned today,
plans to move its Franklin store
into the space in the Billings build
ing now occupied by the postoffice
as soon as the postoffice is moved
to the new federal building near
ing completion on East Main street.
Increasing on the T. F.'
Train travel is growing more
popular, according to John B. Sny
der, conductor of the Tallulah Falls
Railway. He reported 164 passeng
ers on trains No, 1 and 2 last Sun
day, the heaviest normal day pas
senger traffic during the year. The
total number of passengers for the
month of August was reported as
2,452, and for September 1,986.
Returns Coming in Slow
ly; Vote the Ballot
Returns this week from readers
of The Press-Maconian gave Roos
evelt a slightly stronger lead in
the pre-convention presidential poll
being conducted by this newspaper
in cooperation with more than 2,
000 other publications throughout
Roosevelt's percentage of the to
tal number of votes cast increased
from 72 to 75; but it is still too
early to venture what the final
outcome will be, for voting thus
far has been rather slow. An even
50 new votes were received during
the past week and 42 of them
favored the reelection of President
Roosevelt, giving him a total of
134 votes to date out of a grand
total of 178 votes cast. Those op
posing Mr. Roosevelt numbered 44.
Republican preferences seemed to
center on Publisher Frank Knox,
who received 20 votes; with Sen,
ator Borah second with 12 votes.
National returns necessarilly are
slow in being reported, as they
must be collected from more than
2,000 newspapers scattered the
length and breadth of the land;
then the votes must be tabulated
in the offices of the Autocaster
News Service in New York City
(Continued on Page Twelve)
Mrs. Sanders Found Dead
At Home on Watauga
Mrs. Anna Sanders, 59, widow of
H. H. Sanders, was found dead in
the yard of her home in the Wa
tauga section at 9:30 o'clock this
morning by a daughter, Mrs. Loue
Brendle. She died of natural caus
es, a physician reported.
The funeral will be held at 2
o'clock Friday afternoon at Wa
tauga Baptist church.
TO DRAW MANY
Much Interest Shown in
Plan To Organize Ma
Realizing the necessity for in
creasing marketing facilities for
agricultural products in this sec
tion, farmers throughout the coun
ty have shown a great deal of in
terest in last week's announcement
of plans for the formation of a
Macon county branch of the Farm
ers Federation, Inc., which already
operates in seven Western North
Hundreds of farmers, represent
ing every township, are expected
to attend a meeting called for 2
o'clock Saturday afternoon of this
week in the courthouse, when
Federation officials will discuss the
plan of organization in detail.
Vance Browning, state senator from
this district and a field representa
tive of the Federation, will preside
at the meeting.
List fit Speakers
Other representatives of the Fed
eration expected to be present are
R. Church Crowell, of Asheville,
vice president of the organization;
George M. Stephens, of Asheville,
editor of The Farmers Federation
News; Allan Coggins, ,of Bee Tree,
Buncombe county, a director and
one of the first members of the
federation ; Burgin Patton, of Ashe
ville, a director, and Milas Parker,
one of the organizers of the Jack
son county branch of the federa
tion. Mr. Coggins, who will be one of
the principal speakers, is well
known both as a dirt farmer and
as a speaker who combines wit
with common sense. He is one of
Buncombe county's best farmers
and one of the oldest and most
loyal members of the federation.
Will Bring Bind
The Farmers Federation string
band will also come here for the
meeting. It not only will supply
music at the meeting, but it also
will give a program in front of
the courthouse during the noon
No attempt will be made to or
ganize a Macon county federation
at Saturday's meeting, Mr. Brown
ing told The Press-Maconian this
week, as this meeting has been
called merely for the purpose of
making the farmers of this county
acquainted with the plan of organ
ization, activities and advantages
afforded by the federation. If they
then are interested in becoming
members, steps will be taken to or
ganize a branch in this county and
to establish in Franklin a ware
house to serve as a clearing house
for farm products.
An organization committee for
this county has been tentatively
named as follows:
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. McLean, J. R. Hol
brooks, J. B. Matlock, Jonathan
Morgan, Ray Penland, Robert Ful
ton. Mr. and Mrs. I. T. Peek
Move into New Home
Mr. and Mrs. I. T. Peek and
family closed the Peek Hotel and
Restaurant last week and moved
into their new home, a handsome
stone residence, on the old Georgia
The upper floor of the hotel,
where the bedrooms are situated,
will be operated as a rooming
house by Mr. Mary Higdon.