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VOL. L, NO. 45
FRANKLIN, N. C, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 135
$150 PER YEAR
Leading in Nation-Wide Voters' Choice for "Next President"
As the balloting in the nation-wide straw vote passed the 126,012
mark this week, the voters, far and wide, had indicated most clearly
that they want one of the above five men as our "Next President."
President Roosevelt stands alone in the Democratic ranks as first
choice, as indicated by the poll. In the Republican ranks U. S. Sena
tor Borah of Idaho, leads the field as first choice with Governor Alf
Landon of Kansas running second, Publisher Frank Knox of Chicago,
third, and former President Herbert Hoover of California, fourth.
PWA Provides $9,000 for
Beautifying School Grounds
30 Men Scheduled To
Start Work on Pro
Work is scheduled to start to
morrow on a project approved this
week by state officials of the
Works Progress administration
calling for improvement and beau
tification of the Franklin school
grounds at a cost of $9,000.
The project provides for "grad
ing, planting and beautification of
the Franklin school grounds, con
struction of walks and drives, the
moving- and planting of 3,000 trees
and shrubs, clearing of eight acres
of underbrush and undesirable tim
ber, and grading and planting of
an open air theatre."
To Employ 30 Men
Frank I. Murray, manager of the
Macon county office of the Na
tional Reemployment Service,
through which all placements on
WPA projects are made, stated
today that 30 lalorers and a fore
man would be employed on the
project, which carries an average
monthly payroll of $582. Zeb Con
ley, he said, had been appointed
foreman in charge of the project.
The Franklin school grounds em
brace approximately 23 acres of
land, including the original school
site of about 6 acres, a tract of
two or three acres given to the
school for an athletic field by the
late H. O. Gozad, and the Bidwell
tract of 13 or 14 acres purchased
by the county school board about
two years ago.
It is planned to make of part of
the property an arboretum contain
ing as many specimens as possible
of native trees, shrubs and plants.
G. L. Houk, principal of the
Franklin school, will work in co
operation with Mr. Conley, the
foreman, in development of the
Mr. Murray expressed the opin
ion that if $9,000 is not sufficient
to provide for completion of the
project, an additional allocation
would be forthcoming.
C. C. Welch Conducts
Revival in Jackson County
C. C. Welch has returned to his
home in the Burningtown com
munity from Locust Field church
in Jackson county, where he re
cently conducted a revival meet
ing. Mr. Welch reported that
there were 44 new professions of
faith during the meeting.
Junior Red Cross members in
creased by 402,000 enrollments dur
ing the year which has just passed.
Junior members carried on an ex
change of correspondence with
junior members in 62 other coun
tries having Red Cross Societies.
The Red Cross has assisted 54,
305 veterans in clearing their cases
through the U. S. Veterans' Bu
reau this past year.
Ramsey Replaced by Set-
zer At Prison Camp
Lawrence Ramsey was re
moved as superintendent of the
Macon county prison camp
Monday, Joe Setzer taking his
No official anndunsement ex
plaining the change has been
made. Mr. Ramsey laid it to
"politics." Somebody in the
State Highway, and Public
Works commission, he added,
"had it in for me."
Mr. Ramsey has enjoyed the
. reputation locally of having
managed the prison camp wise
ly and efficiently, commanding
the obedience of the prisoners
and the respect of the commun
ity. He was appointed to the
job of superintendent when the
Macon camp was opened in
Mr. Setzer for some years
has been employed in the main
tenance branch of the High
way and Public Works com
mission. It was reported that
he did not seek the prison su
perintendence and Mr. Ramsey
remarked: "I've got nothing
against Joe ; I don't blame him."
It was not learned whether
Mr. Setzer's appointment was
327 Men Assigned to
Work On WPA Pro
jects in 3 Weeks
Relief rolls in Macon county have
been reduced nearly 50 per cent
during the past three weeks
through employment of men on
Works Progress administration pro
jects, according to Frank I. Mur
ray, manager of the local office
of the National Reemployment Ser
vice. Placements on WPA pro
jects are made through the re
employment office, preference be
ing given to those on relief.
327 Given Job
Three hundred twenty-seven men,
all except 23 of them taken from
the relief rolls, have been assign
ed to work on WPA projects in
the county, Mr. Murray stated.
This has resulted, however, in the
removal of a larger number of
persons from the relief rolls he
explained, as only one individual
in a single family is allowed on
the WPA roster and when the
head of a family is given a WPA
job all other members of the fam
ily are barred from relief. Thtis,
the employment of 327 men on
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How They Stand in Presidential Poll
Connecticut . . .
Kansas i. . .
New Jersey . . .
New Mexico ..
New York ....
North Dakota .
Rhode Island .
South Dakota .
Washington . . .
Popular Vote Roosevelt, 61,42853
Popular Vote G. O. P. Choices. 54,397-17
Total Popular Vote, to Date All Choices 126,012
CO. P. GAINING
IN STRAW POLL
But Roosevelt Still Leads
As Favorite over All
BY THOMAS WILSON
(Special to The Press-Maconian)
NEW YORK, Nov. 6.-126,012
ballots from 45 states have now
been tabulated in the nation-wide
"Next President" poll.
President Roosevelt maintains his
lead in the field with a popular
vote of 61,428 to 54,397 for Re
On a percentage basis the Roose
velt popular vote lead was reduced
during the week, from 56 to 537.
The state by state tabulations
show Roosevelt leading in 17 states
and the Republican choices in 18.
8 states are, in the "doubtful" col
umn, 3 for Roosevelt and 5 for
the G. O. P.'s. In one state (Mon
tana), there is a tie vote, while in
one state (Georgia), the popular
vote goes neither to Roosevelt nor
Republican choices, but to other
The doubtful states are those
where the vote is so close or the
number of ballots returned so few
that they cannot in fairness be
placed iii either the Democratic or
G. O. P. Lead in Electoral
In electoral votes the Republican
choices are leading 233 to 193 for
Roosevelt. This is exclusive of the
electoral votes from the eight
doubtful states and the two states
wherein a tie vote and other choic
The following table of electoral
voteg based on returns to date,
shows Republican choices' lead:
N. H 4
N. J 10
N. M 3
N. Y 47
N. Da 4
S. Da 4
W. Va 8
Red Cross To Start Annual
Drive for Members Monday
Roll Call Chairman Tells
Of Work Done by
BY REV. FRANK BLOXHAM
(Macon County Roll Call Chairman)
The annual roll call for Red
Cross memberships will start in
Macon county on Monday of next
week and continue through Thanks
giving. A loyal band of workers
will be on duty during this time to
re-enroll all members and to enroll
A work such as the Red Cross
does in all parts of the country
should appeal to everyone for sup
port. The membership costs but
a dollar a year and the benefits
to our neighbours in their distress
are very great. Last year through
the Red Cross relief went to the
scene of 160 disasters in the United
States. This year tragedy may
come within our borders. Many
times a year the people need the
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T. D.' Leads
Has 82 of 353 Ballots in
Local Straw Poll
Eighty-two per cent of all votes
received by The Press-Maconian
in the nationwide "Next President
Poll" have favored the reelection
of Franklin D. Roosevelt. Here
is a summary of the 353 votes re
ceived to date:
For Roosevelt 291 ; for other
Democrats 6; for all Republican
The Republican votes were di
vided as follows: Knox 20; Borah
17; Hoover 5; Theodore Roose
velt 4; Mills 4; Landon 1; not
"Other Democratic votes" men
tion Smith, Senator Bailey, Glass,
Byrd and Governor Talmadge.
Saturday, November 16, has been
set as the final date for voting
in the "Next President Poll."
small returns received.
Colo 6 Conn 8
111. 29 Idaho 4
Mass ..17 R. 1 4
Montana (Tied) 4
Georgia Democratic, but other
than Roosevelt 12
Two Party Fight
Ballots for Third Party choices
show but slight increase for the
week with little indication that the
average voter is giving thought to
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Box Supper at Iotla
Postponed until Nov. 8
On account of conflicting dates,
the box supper for the benefit of
the Iotla school was postponed
from Friday night, Nov. 1, to
Friday night, Nov. 8, according to
an announcement received this
week. The Corbin string band will
furnish music for the occasion. The
public is invited.
Last year 3,837,941 persons be
came members of the Red Cross.
The annual roll call takes place
each year between Armistice Day
and Thanksgiving Day.
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