PBOGRESSIVE LTBEl^AL LATDK PE.¥I)KJV’T
OL. LI, NO. 31
FRANKLIN, N. THURSDAY, JULY 30, 1936
$1.50 PER YEAR
armers Field Day To Be
Held in Franklin
Preliminary plans for a big farm
's field day and picnic to be held
, Franklin on Wed,nesday, Aiv^-
it 12, under the auspices of the
arm€rs Federation, Inc., were an-
ounced this week by Vancc
rowning, of Bryson City, educa-
onal director for the federation.
The program calls for address.-^
y prominent speakers in the nio-rn-
ig, starting at 10 o’clock, lunch a,
con, and contests and singing m
500 Attendance Expected
Officials of the Farmers Fedeia
ion and other promment agncul-
ural leaders are expected to take
art in tne program. Mr. Brown-
ng said he was planning for an at-
endance of 500 or more.
The picnic will be held in the
[■ew arboretum and woodland ampi-
heatre back of the Franklin school.
Those attending will be expected
o bring picnic lunches, but a lunch
,tand will be provided for those
vho do not bring basket lunches.
The full program has not been
:ompleted, but Mr. Browning said
t would be announced in a week
After contests of physical skill
liid prowess in the early afternoon,
;here will be a musical program
ivith contests for choirs and indi-
iiidual singers, Mr. Browning said.
A dozen .and a half song books
will be awarded the best choir and
a dozen will be given the seco.nd
best choir. The winners then will
go to a district federation picnic
at the state test farm at Swanna-
noa on August 20 to compete in a
regional contest. ^
The following have been appoint
ed members of an atte.ndance com
mittee for the county field day and
Carl Slagle, chairman; Bill Hig
don, Jerry Franklin, J. B. Cpnley.
Ed Byrd, J. C. Vinson, Bob Shook,
W. D. Barnard, Jim Flolbrooks, Jim
Young, J. D. McCoy, Jim Raby,
Jim Ramsey, Robert Parrish, Dock
Stanley, Robert Cabe,, Luther Row
land, Lawrence Ramsey.
J. D. Franks and the Rev. Frank
Bloxham have been named mem
bers of a committee to arrange for
the spiOTts contests.
PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES IN NATIONAL CAMPAIGN, 1936
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Alfred M. I^andon
Earl Browder R|
? D. Leigh Colvin
Forest Service Building
New Telephone Line
A 14-mile telephone line is now
being erected by the United States
Forest Service from Franklin to
Cowee Bald, where a new steel ob
servatory is to be constructed. The
telephone line and the n«w oib-
servatory, which is to be 30 feet in
height, will enable the forest service
better to guard against fires in this
territory. The communication line
already lias been bisilt to Leather-
Young Man Accused of
Tw^o Capital Punish
Charged with two capital punish
ment crimes, Forrest Hoilman, 24,
of F'ranklin, is being held in the
Macon county jail without bond
pending a preliminary hearing.
In one warrant lioilman is charg
ed with breaking and entering an
apartni'cnt, where persons were
asleep, about 3 o'clock Saturday
morning with intent to commit a
,l;n the second warrant he is ac
cused of criminal assault upon a
Hoilman, it is alleged, entered
the apartment on a second floor of
a h'ranklin business building with
out obtaining permission or giving
notice. A young married couple c-
cupying the room were asleep. He
is then accused of having crhninally
attacked the young woman.
Hoilman was said to have fled
when he was discovered in the
room. Later in the day he was ar
rested on a charge of drunkenness
and disorderly conduct, but these
charges were changed to breaking
and entering and criminal assault.
He was reported to have offered
the explanation that he entered the
wrong room in a drunken stupor.
Jail attendants said Hoilman did
not seem to realize the seriousness
of his situation and expected friends
to obtain his release.
Hoilman had no't obtained an at
torney Wednesday, it was reported,
and TTiursday morning no date hail
been set for a preliminary hearing.
Beautiful Slpne Tower
To Be Reeled at Wayah
Increase in Salaries of
Teachers Less Than
(Prices listed below are subject
to change without notice.)
^ Quoted by Farmers Federation, Inc.
^ Chickens, heavy breed hens 13c
Chickens, light weight; lb. .. 10c
Pryers, heavy weight, lb. ..... • 16c
Fryers, light weight, lb 14c
Kggs, doz 22c
Corn, bu $1.00
^ Wheat, bu 90c
Rye, bu $1.00
^ l>y Nantahala Cream?ry
Butterfat, lb 31c
All of the rural schools in Macon
ooxmty are to open Monday morn
ing while the Frankhn and High
lands consolidated schools will open
on Monday, August 31, accordmg
to M. D. Billings, county superin
tendent of schools.
The opening date of the Frankhn
and Highlands schools is a tew
days earlier than last year and will
permit a full two-weeks holiday for
Christmas, starting December
and ending January 1.
A countywide meeting of teach
ers except members of the Frank
lin and Highlands school faculties,,
' b".a cllled ty Sit. B.llmgs or
10 o’clock Saturday morning at the
Franklin high school. _
Explaining the increase m salaries
of school teachers X^ted by the
state board of educatio.n, Bdl^
ings said the new scale Provf* -
general increase of 34 to pe
S,'.®.‘salaries, K. adde.l , no.
jDOie than four per cent.
43-Foot Observatory To
Be Completed About
A beautiful stone observatory, 43
feet high, is to be erected on
Wayah Bald, 5,400 feet iri altitude,
to supplant the rickety 25-foot
wooden tower recently torn down
after 10 years or more of service.
Plans for the new observatory
were 'exhibited this week by offi
cials of the Nantahala National
Forest. They were drawn by gov
ernment engineers with view to
providing a suitable public observa
tory from w'hich to view the beauty
of the surrounding country as well
as a lookout for fire wardens.
The new tower will be architec
turally in keeping with the sur
roundings, constructed of native
stones. It will be three stories in
height. On the first will be a lobby
and rest rooms for both men and
women. The second floor, with large
glass windows on all sides, will be
the public observatory. A balcony
will surround the tower on the
second floor level. The third floor
will be the fire observatory, to be
used by the fire warden only. This
room will be equipped with instru
ments for detecting and locating
fires and will have living accommo
dations. A telephone line will con
nect it with forest headquarters in
Franklin and with olher fire ob
servatories in this area.
The building will be 22 feet
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To Be Held This Year on
The annual farm tour and picnic
sponsored by ' the Franklin Rotary
club will be held this year on Wed-
nessday, August 19, it was announc
ed yesterday iby S. W. Mendenhall,
county agent, who is in charge of
The picnic will be served by ladies
of the Cowe€ community on the
grounds of the Cowee school.
The tour will leave the court
house in Franklin promptly at 9
o’clock in the morning, Mr. Men
denhall said. He asked all persons
going on the tour who have cars
to bring them in order to help
with the transportation those who
do not have automobiles.
“An interesting program has been
arranged for the noon time,” Mr.
Mendenhall said. ‘T'hose who are to
be on the pfbgram will be announc
ed later. Everyone is invited to go
on this’ tour, «njoy the tour and
the good dinner that will be served
by the women of the Cowee com
Rev. W. R. Rickman To
Preach Here Sunday Night
The Rev. W. R. Rickman, of
Roseland, Va., who is expected to
arrive here Friday for a visit with
his brother, John E. Rickman, is
scheduled to preach at the evening
service at the First Baptist church
at 8 p. m. Sunday. In the afternoon
he will preach at the annual re
union of the Rickman family at
To Be Held in August;
Tentative plans for the annual flow
er s'how sponsored by the Iranklin
Garden club were announced this
week by Mrs. T. W.-Angel, Jr.,
president of the club.
The show w'ill be held about the
middle of August, she said, the ex
act date and the place to be an
nounced later. Pointing out that the
show is o'pen to the iieople of the
county as a whole, not merely for
members of the club, Mrs. Angel
urged that all who raise flowers
should enter exhibits in the show.
“With the cooperation of ,all of
the people of the county,” she ad
ded, “we hope to make this the
be.s-t show ever held in Franklin.
Prizes, given by F'ranklin busi
ness houses, will be awarded in the
following classes :
Best display of dahlias.
Best display of snapdragons.
Best display of gladioli.
Finest collection of zinnias.
Finest collection of dwarf zinnias.
Most artistic arrangement of mix
Most attractive miniature not
over six inches high.
Most artistic two-toned arrange
Best display of verbena.
Best collection of wild flowers.
Most attractive shadow box.
Most attractive table.
Any flowers in shades of one
color, in container o-f same color.
Mrs. Angel suggested that any
one desiring to donate prizes for
the show get in touch with Mrs.
R. M. Rimmer, or iMrs. Frank
The garden club’s next regular
meeting is to be held at 3 o’clock
Mo,nday afternood at the home of
Mrs. Page on Riogers hill.