PBOGRESSIVE LIBERAL INDEPENDENT
OL. LI, NO. 11
FRANKLIN, N. C, THURSDAY, MARCH 12, 1936
$1.50 PER YEAR
'uneral Held at Raptist
Church for Harvey
Funeral service for Harvey Shep-
erd, 46, of Canton, victim of an
utomobile accident near Canton
unday night, were held at 2
clock Tuesday afternoon at the
ranklin Baptist church, with burial
allowing in the Franklin cemetery.
The accident occurred at 6:30
’clock Sunday evening on high-
'ay No. 10 two miles west of
anton near the Patton farm,
bur other persons were injured,
'wo cars had a head-on collision
t a curve in the road. Mr. Shep-
erd, who was riding in a coupe
sported to have been driven by
lerbert Warren, of Canton, suf-
:red a fractured skull, and Air.
barren sustained injuries to his
:alp and knee and severe bruises.
1. D. 'Biddix, of Sylva, driver of
I'C other car, had one leg crushed
nd the other fractured, while his
'ife and a sister suffered ibruises
Dies of Injuries
All of the wreck victims were
iken to the Haywood county hos-
ital at Way.nesville, where Mr.
hepherd died at 9:15 o’clock. Mr.
iiddix w’as later removed to Mis-
ion hospital in Asheville.
Mr. Shepherd, a native of Frank-
n, had been a member of the
lanton police force for about five
ears. He is survived by his widow,
rho befiore marriage was Miss
linnie Myer.s-; two children, Vir-
inia and Bobby, all of Canton;
is parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. B.
'hepherd, of Franklin; two sisters,
-Irs. T. B. Higdon, of Higdonville;
nd Mrs. Jake Smathers, of Can-
an; and two brothers, Furman, of
i.sheville, and Charlie, of Franklin.
Scores Attend FkitieraJ
Scores of people, many yf them
rom Canton, attended the funeral
ere, which was conducted by the
lev. A. Y. Joyner, pastor of the
'irst Baptist church of Canton, as-
isted by the Rev. W. M. Burns,
astor of the Franklin Baptist
Pallbearers were A. B. Slagle, W.
^ Moore;, Joe Palmer, C. Tom
5ryson, J. Frank Ray and Cecil
Mr. Biddix, an employee of the
tate highway and public works
ommission, and Mrs. Biddix spent
everal days in Franklin last sum-
Former Macon Co. Man
Dies in Oregon
Howard Crawford, 24, died Feb
ruary 18 near Celilo, Oregon, from
injuries received when the car he
was driving skidded off the high
way and turned over several times.
He suffered a fractured skull and
severe burns when his clothing,
saturated in gasoline, caught on
Mr. Crawford was born near
Franklin and with his parents, Mr.
and Mrs. W. E. Crawford, went
west in 1917. He is a nephew of
Mrs. H. P. Ray and Miss Eliza
Younoe, of lotla.
Farnham To Speak Tues
day at Gathering in
'*4amed To Represent
i’roduction Credit Group
Jones and Jones, Franklin attor-
leys, have .been commissioned as
epresentatives of the Asheville
Production Credit association in
tiacon county, it was announced
his week. The appointment was
nade by W. H. Overall, secretary
.nd treasurer of the association,
i^hich serves the western counties
)f North Carolina.
Farm'ers in this county desiring
o file applications for loans for
he purchase of seeds,, fertilizers
>r other crop production neces-
lities, Mr. Overall said, should
ammunicate with Jones and Jones.
(Prices listed below are subject
o change without notice.)
Quoted 'by Farmers Federation, Inc.
Dhickens, heavy breed hens
and fryers; Ib 14^c
Zhickens, light weight; lb. .. 12}^c
Sggs, doz 14c
ris'h potatoes. No. 1; bu. .. 65c
3orn, ,bu 65c
iVheat, bu 90c
Quoted by Nantahala Creamery
Butterfat, lb 30c
Farmers of Macon county are
rapidly seeing the need for more
and better pastures and an increas
ed acreage in hay crops and are
planning their rotation so that row
crops acreage will be reduced and
the acreage devoted to good pas
tures and hay crops increased, thus
carrying out a well rounded pro
gram of soil building and soil im
Plan AgricultMmaj Ptrtogram
A committee composed of C. S.
Slagle, John C. Ferguson, Charhe
Henderson, Albert Ramsey, John
Corbin and Jess Conley met recent
ly in the county agent’s office for
the purpo'se of planning an agri
cultural program for Macon county.
In their study of the agricultural
situation in the county they reach
ed a unanimous agreement that the
acreage of pastures and hay crops
should be ’ doubled, which would
permit the production of good live
stock to be doubled. With the ad
dition of the 'extra manure and an
increase in legume crops, the yield
of corn per acre could be increased
to a point that the total acres in
corn could be reduced one half and
still total production of corn for
the county be increased.
As the committee, the demonstra
tion farmers and the farmers of the
oounty as a whole realize the need
for improved pastures, hay crops
and livestock, we have called a
meeting at the courthouse Tues
day morning, March 17, at 10
o’clock. At this time F. R. Farn
ham, livestock and pasture special
ist for Western North Carolina,
will be present and will talk on
“Livestock and Pasture Improve-
m«nt.” Mr. Farnham knows the
conditions'in Western North Caro
lina and he is sound and practical
in his recommendations. We are
anxious that everyone take advan
tage of this opportunity to hear
Mr. Farnham; so don’t forget the
date—Tuesday, March 17, and the
Broad Program of Public
Health Activities To Be
Launched in Macon County
A public health program, embrac
ing the full time services of a
nurse and sanitary inspector and
part time services of a school den
tist and two district public health
experts, is to be inaugurated in
Macon county immediately.
The work, which was planned to
start last July, was delayed indefi
nitely on account of the filibuster
by the late Senator Huey Long
which blocked passage by congress
of the social security act, under
which funds for the public health
activities were to be derived.
In a letter received today by
Professor M. D. Billings, county
superintendent of schools and a
memiber of the coimty board of
public health, Dr. C. N. Sisk, of
Waynesville, district health officer,
announced that funds for carrying
out the program in Maco.n county
had been provided and the work
would start immediately.
Dr. Sisk is expected to come to
Franklin Saturday to discuss plans
for the program with the county
board of health at a meeting in
the courthouse at 10:3.0 o’clock in
th'C morning, Mr. Billings said.
Members of the county board of
health arc E. 1?. Byrd, chairman
of the county commissioners;
(ieorge Patton, mayor of Franklin ;
Mr. Billings, Dr, H. T. Horsley,
Dr. Williams and Dr. J. L. West.
The work, it is estimated, will
cost $5,2(X) a year over a period of
five years. The county commission
ers last June voted to appropriate
$1,500 a year, and the remainder,
$3,700 will be provided by state and,
i federal public health agencies.
Presbyterian Minister of
Highlands Dies in
May Avoid F oreclosure
Through Aid of FDA
To Be at Clark’s Chapel
The second quarterly conference
of the Franklin circuit of the
Methodist Episcopal church will be
held at Oark’s Chapel Saturday
and Sunday, according to an an
nouncement by the Rev. B. W.
Lefler, pastor of the circuit. There
will be preaching at 11 o’clock,
followed by lunch served iby the
In announcing the conference,
Mr. Lefler said:
“The Rev. W. A. Rollins, the
presiding elder, has asked me to
urge the various congregations to
make special plans to balance their
budgets. We are considerably be
hind with our church obligations
this quarter. So let’s do our best
as we begin work this spring.”
By means of friendly conciliation
between creditors and debtors, the
Farm Debt Adjustment service of
the Resettlement Administration
and cooperating kxal committees
are saving many worthy farmers
of this section from foreclosure,
according to T. A. Holcombe, dis
trict farm debt supervisor, who was
in Franklin Tuesday of this week.
Debt settlements of approximately
$100,0(K) have been arranged for
farmers in the counties of his dis
trict, including Macon county,
since September 1, Air. Holcombe
“There exists in this county a
small group of outstanding me.n
known as the Farm Debt Adjust
ment committee organized for the
sole purpose of adjusting the debts
of honest and sincere farmers who
are financially overburdened, have
exhausted every other resource and
are unable to satisfy the creditors.”
Mr. Holcombe said.
How does this committee func
tion ? What ,are the advantages of
debt adjustment? Who is benefited
by taking alvantage of this pro
cess of settlement ? These are some
of the questions raised every day
in the minds of people in this
county. Such questions were ans-
were by Mr. Holcombe on his
Creditor Also Benefits
The creditor as well as the debt
or may be benefited by debt ad-
(Continued on Page Six)
T. C. Bryson Honored
On 85th Birthday
Miss Edna Bryson entertained
with a dinner on Sunday at her
home at West’s Mill, honoring her
father, T. C. Bryson, on his 85th
A number of relatives and ckyse
friends were present to enjoy the
bounteous dinner and to wish Mr.
Bryson many more happy occa
Among those present were; Mr.
and Mrs. J. R. Ray, Mr. and
Mrs. J. T. Raby, Mrs. W. A. Mc-
Gaha, C. A. Bryson, J. B. Duvall,
‘J. M. Morgan, Joe Shepherd, all
of West’s Mill, Mr. and Mrs.
Ernest Pressley and two children,
Emily and Wayne, of Canton, Mr.
and Mrs. C. H. Scruggs and three
children, Jimmy, Karl 'and Ev.a
Nelle, of Hazelwood, Mr. and Mrs.
Carr Bryson, and children, Ruth
and Betty, of West’s Mill.
E. R. Gilbert Is Elected
Head of Commerce
(Special to Th’C Pres,s-Maconian)
HIGHLANDS, March 11.—Or
ganization of the Highlands chamb
er of corrimerce was completed last
Thursday night at a well attended
meeting in the town office. Thirty-
seven members were pledged.
E. R. Gilbert was elected presi
dent of the chamber; F. H. Potts,
vice president, and the Rev Frank
Bloxham, secretary and treasurer,
A board of directors of six mem
bers were chosen, as follows: C. J.
Anderson, chairman, F. H. Potts,
(i. W. Marett, W. W. Edwards, W.
R. Potts and J. M. Hall.
P'ive committees to carry on va
rious activities of the chamber were
named by the officers. The chair
men of these committees are : C. F.
Redden, Sr., advertising; W. R.
Potts, membership; C. E. Mitchell,
finance; T. C. Harbison, beautifica
tion ; Airs. O. F. Summer, enter
To be Held at Bryson City
On March 21
The regular monthly clinic for
crippled children in Macon, Jack
son, Swain, Cherokee, Clay and
Graham counties will be held in
Bryson City on Saturday, March
21, beginning at 9:30 o’clock in the
morning, according to an announce
ment received from John L. Orr, of
Bryson City, clinic chairman.
Dr. John T. Saunders, of Ashe
ville,'. will be the examining phy
sician, Mr. Orr said.
These clinics are sponsored by
the Bryson City Rotary club with
the cooperation of the Rotary clubs
in Franklin, Sylva and Andrews,
the Lions club of Murphy and
other interested organizations and
Free examination is given for
those unable to pay and hospital
treatment is, being provided for
needy cases as fast as funds can
Persons in Macon county inter
ested in this work may obtain
further information from J. E.
Perry, of Franklin, or other mem
bers of the local Rotary club.
Trafalgar, Where Nelson Won
Trafalgar, famous for the naval
battle in which the British won,
although Admiral Nelso.n was killed,
is a cape to the south of Cadiz,
capital of Spain.
(Special to The Press-Maootnian)
HIGHLANDS, March 11.—Inmer-
al services for the Rev. C. R. Mc
Carty, 31, pastor of the Highlands
Presbyttrian church, were held at
10 o’clock Monday morning in the
church which he had served for the
past six years, Mr, McCarty died
Saturday afternoon in Angel hos-
])ital, i^'ranklin, following an oper
ation on Wednesday.
JVl r, .McCarty had been in poor
health for some months and had
been advised that he needed an
operation. He continued his [las-
toral duties, however, and delayed
entering the hospital until last
Tuesday. Complications set in after
the operation and he fell into a
coma from which he did not re
cover before his death.
The fuiteral was conducted by
the Rev. J, A. I’Tanagan, pastor of
the Franklin Presbyterian church,
and the Rev, R. P. Walker, Pres
byterian minister of Waynesville.
.Ministers of the Asheville Presby
tery attended the service and acted
as honorary pallbearers.
Burial in Augusta, Georgia
After the rites in Highlands the
lx)dy was taken to Augusta, Ga.,
Air. AlcCarty’s former home, for
btirial later in the day.
The Highlajnds Presbyterian
church was beautifully decorated in
evergreens, which served as a
background for many floral tribute,^
sent by numerous friends. Th.-
church was crowded to capacity',
many friends and relatives from
out of town attending as well as
scores of Highlands folk who were
devoted to the young minister.
Mr. McCarty was a native ;f
Augusta, but he had spent much
of his time in Highlands during
the i>ast 15 years. In 1926 he was
graduated from Davidson College,
Davidson, N. C. He then attended
Columbia Theological Seminary in
Decatur, Ga., from which he was
graduated in 1930. The same year
he was ordained a minister in the
Highlands Presbyterian church,
which he served as pastor until his
Air, AlcCarty was active in the
civic and social, as well as the
religious, life of Highlands. He
took special interest in the yotmg
])eople of the town, among whom
he had many friends. His work in
the church here was regarded as
outstanding, inasmuch as it had
been virtually closed for several
years before his coming.
Air. AlcCarty was married on
December 27, 1933, to Aliss Nancy
Crockett, of Franklin, daughter of
the Rev. and Mrs. S. R. Crockett.
Her father for some years was
superintendent of the Alaxwell
School for Boys in the Cartooge-
Surviving Mr. AlcCarty, besides
his widow, are his father, the Rev.
Dr. S. L. AlcCarty, jiastor of the
Reid Alemorial Presbyterian church
in Augusta, Ga,; his mother, a
sister, Aliss Elizabeth McCarty, of
Augusta, and a brother, Sidney L.
AlcCarty, Jr., of Greensboro, N. C.
Active pallbearers at the funeral
were C. J. Anderson, W. H, Cx>bb,
H, AI. Wright, S. L. Calloway,
Preileau Hedden and T, C. Harbi
son, all of Highlands.
Mrs. Johnson Appointed
To Welfare Board
Mrs. J. W. C. Johnson has been
notified by the State Board of
Charities and Puiblic Welfare of
her appointment as a member of
the ATaeon County Board of Public
Welfare, an advisory body which
assists the county welfare superin
tendent, Airs. Eloi&e G. h'ranks, in
the administration of the county’s
welfare activities. The appointment
is for three years.