VOL. LIi; NO. 12
FRANKLIN, N. Cw THURSDAY, MARCH 25, 1937
$1.50 PER YEAR
W. T. ROPER, 61
DIES AT IOTLA
Funeral Held Monday at
Home; Interment In
Funeral wwuc.esf or W. T. Roper,
61, were held Monday morning,
March IS, at 11 o'clock at the
home. Rev. J. S. Stanberry. pastor
of the Burningtown Baptist church,
officiated. Burial was in the family
Mr. Roper died at his .home .on
lotla Sunday morning at 6 ci' clock
following a three months illness.
He was a farmer and also a miner,
and was a member of the ylotla
Surviving Mr. Roper are his
widow, . the former Miss Rebecca
Houston: one- son. Nyle; two
daughters, Isabelle and Mildred;
three sisters, Miss Jennie Roper, of
lotla; Mrs. Ida Ray, of Burning
town, and Mrs. Charlie Younce, of
Oregon ; two brothers, Harley Rop
er, of lotla. and Robert Roper, of
v. ' .
Death Claims Mrs.
Herman B. Schulman
Just as the last forms of The
Press were being closed, news was
received that Mrs. Herman B.
Schulman had died at Angel hos
pital. Mrs. Schulman had recently und
ergone an appendix operation and
'was,',f bought -tor be-'fecoverihg,. t&rt
became worse, and' all ' efforts to
save, her life, including a .blood
transfusion, were in vain. ;
Mrs. Schulman was 33 years of
age, and is survived by her husr-t
band, Herman B.. Schulman and owe
son,' Arnold. ,
Burial will be in the Jewish
cemetery in Asheville' tomorrow
James Stockton Injured
By Car Saturday
James Stockton, 8, son of Mr.
and Mrs., J. H. Stockton, was ser
iously injured about 1 o'clock Sat
urday afternoon whence, was run
into by an automobrijgiven by
R. D. Carson.
The accident occurred when
James rode out on his bicycle from
Green street opposite his home just
as Mr. Carson was coming by m
his car on his way to town. The
accident was declared unavoidable,
James was taken to Angel hos
pital where an X-ray examination
. showed a compound fracture of the
left leg below the knee and in
juries to the skull. His condition is
reported as satisfactory.
Mrs. G. A. Jones, Mrs. J. C.
Barrington and .Miss Pauline Hen
sley spent Saturday in Asheville
. LATEST QUOTATIONS
(Prices listed below zxjer subject
to change without notice.)
. Quoted by Farmers Federation, Inc.
Chickens, heavy breed, hens 13c
Chickens, light weight, lb. .V 9c
Eggs, doz. 17c
Corn, bu. $1.00
Wheat, bu. V, $1.15
Potatoes, No. 1, bu $1.40
Field peas, bu. .......$1.60
Crowder peas, bu. ...$2.25
Yellow Mammoth Soy
Btans, bu. .......,.'.,....$1.60
Loricla Beans, bu. . . . . .$2.25 .
O.nr0tiB, bu 80c
Walnuts, per 100 lbs....;.... $1.20
Quote' by Naiitahala Creamery
JJutterfat, lb, .,,,.,,,,..,.., 31c
Wm. Stiles Charged With
Robbing Wholesale Co.
William Stiles, 25, of Murphy
was lodged in jail here last Thurs
day, charged yjith robbing the
Dowdle. Wholesale Co. on the night
of March 5 and escaping With ap
proximately: $800. worth of ciga
rettes, cigars and tobacco.
Stiles was arrested in Georgia
and jailed in Murphy on other
charges. Sheriff Slagle was notified
and brought him to Franklin where
he is being held for the April term
of Superior court. Bond was set
at $2,000, which he has so far been
unable to furnish.
Deputy Sheriff Hannah, of
Maryville, Tenn., identified Stiles
as the man he arrested there for
peddling cigarettes without a li
cense, and whom he shot at when
the prisoner escaped on the way
to jail. Stiles has a bullet wound
in the left thigh.
About $400 worth of the ciga
rettes were recovered at Mary
ville, Tenn, by Mr. Dowdle sev
eral days after the robbery.
TWO CCC CAR1PS
Horse Cove and Rainbow
- rinish Projects
Twa? Macon jcounty.Q2 stamps
F-19 at Highlands and F-12 at
Rainbow Springs, will be closed
March 31; it has been announced
The enrollees of these camps
have done splendid work on many
worthwhile projects in this section,
and efforts have been made to keep
them in operation, but- the projects
for which they were established
have been completed and it was
found necessary to close them.
It is understood that the en
rollees ,will be distributed, among
other camps' in this area.
At Episcopal Church
St Agnes' Franklin
Good Friday, March 26th.
Noon to 3 p. ra. Meditations on
the Seven Words from the Cross.
6:30 a. m. Sunrise service of
Church of the Incarnation,
7:30 p. m. Evening service with
special music and address.
11 a. m. Festival service of Holy
4 p. m. Children's service and
presentation of Lenten Offering.
The public is cordially invited to
all these services. ' '
Faithful Dog Brings v
Help to Little Master
A faithful dog, accustomed to act
as nurse for the two-year-old son
of Mr, and Mrs Cary Patton, a
few days ago effected a rescue of
his little master in almost human
The attention of Early Angel,
who was working at the home of.
Dr. Frank Smith on Bidwell street,
was attracted by the dog's furious
barking and running up and down
the street. The dog would stop at
intervals in front of a garage, then
repeat the performance.
' Going to the garage, Mr. Angel
found the child pinned beneath a
stove that 'had evidently fallen on
him. He was more frightened
than hurt when Mr. Angel extract
ed him, while (the- grateful dog
Farm Federation Elects
Officers and Directors
Mrs. Jamison Dies
Mother of Grover Jamison
Passes In Asheville
Mrs. T. L. Jamison, widow of
the late T. L. Jamison, died at
the home of her .daughter, Mrs. K.
S. Bryspn, in Asheville, Wednes
day, urch 17 after a short illness
Besides Mrs. Bryson, she is sur
vived by two other daughters, Mrs.
Alma Queen, of, Pineville, Ky., and
iMrs. . Mae Wilson, . ofpeedwell ;
by 7 three' sons, Grover Jamison of
Franklin, Carl Jamison, of ven
ville, and Thomas L. Jamison, of
New York; and by several grand
Mrs. Jamison would have been
73 years , old in June. She lived
most of her life in Glenville, but
for the past six or seven years
has divided her time among her
children, spending a good portion
of it in Franklin with her son,
Funeral services were conducted
at the Baptist church in Glenville
by the Rev. W. N. Cook on Thurs
day, March 18 and burial was in
the church cemetery.
Farmers Should Place
Orders For Lespedeza
On March. 10 letters were mailed
out from the County agertflfc of
fice notifying the fanners ofthe
county that a cooperative order for
lespedeza would be made up. The
limited amount that had been con
tracted for was sold the first Sat
urday after notices were mailed
Another load was contracted for
and the majority of these seed
have been sold. Qver 16,000 pounds
of seed have alreaty been sold.
We still take orders for the limit
ed amount of seed that we have
Farmers who still want lespedeza
seed should place their' order at
the county agent's office at , once
for immediate delivery. '
The Comic Section which ha
been ieaued each week with
The Pre for the past several
months, has Ibeen discontinued,
for an indefinite period. M'uch
to the regret' of t!he publishers
of the Press the firm through
which these comics were secur
ed hatf advised that due to cir
cumstances beyond their control
no further issues would be pub
lished . until they could rectify
present conditions. Therefore it
will be impossible for Us to give
our subscribers this extra fea
ture, for the time being.
J. G. K.
PatronageEvidends to be
Resumed in Addition
To 6 OrStock
44 ASHEVILLE,. March 24. Meet
ing Saturday in the Buncombe
county courthouse, stockholders of
the Farmers Federation, Inc., elect
ed 10 regular directors and three
directors-at-large, and heard re
ports showing substantial gains in
membership, volume of business and
assets for the farmers' cooperative
during the past year.
At the conclusion of the stock
holders' meeting, the board of di
rectors met and reelected 'Jes
G. K. McClure, Jr., president, R.
C7 Crowell, vice president, O. J.
Holler, secretary-treasurer, and
Guy M. Sales, assistant secretary
treasurer. An audited financial statement
submitted by Mr. Sales at the
stockholders' meeting revealed that
the Federation's volume of busi
ness in 1936 totaled $910,519.75, an
Increase of $158,122.94 over 1935 and
the largest on record since the co-
ooerative was organized in 1920
with a single warehouse. Assets
were listed at $403,5b6.27, an in
crease over the previous annual
statement of $49,363.71.
Sets Million DoSlair Goal
Later Mr. McClure announced
that the Federation's goal for this
year was a million dollars or more
business. He. also announced that,
in view of the Federation's strong
financial., position and increasing
business, - the directors had voted
to resume payment of patronage
dividends in addition to the six per
cent dividends on stock.
The patronage dividends are at
the rate of two and a half per
cent and are payable in - stock or
credit toward stock. A total of 612
persons qualified for these divi
dends by turning in their patron
age coupons, issued to them on
the basis of cash business done with
the federation. One patron earned
in this manner three shares of
stock with a par value of. $10 a
share. Three others earned two
shares and 12 qualified for one
share each, while many others re
ceived substantial credits toward
share of stock.
Mr. McClure announced that 3,-
100 stockholders are now listed on
the federation's books, a gain of
approximately . 600 since the last
annual meeting. This increase, he
explained, is due largely to the
opening in December of a new fed
eration unit in McDowell county
and, the addition of many new
stockholdefs through patronage div
idends. Announcement of this plan
of returning to patrons a consider
able part of the profit on their
trade is expected by federation ex
ecutives to result in more wide
spread interest in and increased
business for the cooperative.
The directors elected were : Reg
ular H Arthur Osborne, Haywood
county; L. L. Burgin, Henderson
county; J. T. Waldrop, Polk coun
ty; C. G. Hicks, Burke county;
Thomas C. Cox, Jackson county;
0. J. Holier, Rutherford county ;
James G. K. McClure, Jr Bun
combe county; Jerry Ffanklin, Ma
con county; T. B; Conley and
Winslow Burgin, McDowell county.
At-large A. C. Crowell and F. E.
Lykes, Buncombe county ; . Ed ... B.
Byrd, Macon county. -..
Most of these men succeed them
selves and all were elected for two
years, except Mr. Burgin, whose
term is for one year. The federa
tion has a directorate of 25 mem
bers with overlapping terms. Each
county where the cooperative op
erates is entitled to two regular
directors who are nominated at
county meetings of stockholders
and elected at the annual stock
holders' meeting of the entire or
Balance Largest Budget
In State's History;
Pass 1,200 Laws
North Carolina's general assembly
adjourned at 5:38 p. m. Tuesday
after passing some 1,200 laws.
No session in the past 20 years
has accomplished so much in so
short a time.
In eleven weeks the 168 men and
two women have balanced -the larg
est budget in the history of. the
state $140,000,000 for the bienniuih
passed a social security program
calling for $16,000,000 to assist the
needy aged, the dependent children
and the blind, provided for free
textbooks for children in elemen
tary schools and passed a local op
tion liquor law.
. .The proposed exemption of home
steads up to $300 from taxation,
failed to pass and the matter was
left for study by a commission with
action by next session.
Constitutional amendments' to be
submitted to the voters in 1938
were to authorize a state depart
ment of justice and to extend the
terms of office of sheriffs from
two to four years,
Macon County Measures
In the omnibus bill for justices
of the peace in the various counties
the following were submitted and
accepted for Macon county:
Franklin township, Robert Stanl
ey, W. H. Roane, George Guest, C.
A.. Sctser, Charles Rogers, R. F.
Mill Shoal township, James M.
Raby, Jerry Franklin, A. L. Dills,
J. B. Brendle, L. A. Berry.
Ellijay township, Will Henry,
Lester Arnold, Bill Bryson, Arthur
Highlands township, W. A. Bry
son, Fred Edwards, Roy Potts, J.
C. MelL Will Rogers.
Flats township, Oden Penland.
Smithbridge township, Tom Mc
Dowell, Mell Cabe, W. E. Moiety,
Jim Justice, John Norton.
Cartoogechaye township, -John
Roane, Hez Dills, Lester Waldroop,
C. S. Slagle, George Byrd.
Nantahala township No. 1, George
Steppe, Tom Lambert, B. A. Bald
win. Nantahala township No. 2, James
Sugarfork township, Ezra Shook,
Ennis Tilson, Charlie Henderson.'
Cowee township, Fred McGaha,
W. G. Barker, Weaver Gibson, R.
C. Rickman. .
Burningtown township, Jud
Wilds, Jud Tallent, Charles Carnes.
The measure naming boards of
education was also passed and the
following were named for Macon
county: D. R. Davis, of Franklin;
Koy Phillips, of Highlands, and
John Norton, of Otto.
By Eastern Star
At the regular meeting of Ne-
quassa Chapter No. 43, Order of
the Eastern Star Thursday evening,
March 18, the following officers
were installed : worthy matron, Mrs.
Jean Moore; worthy patron, Gor
don Moore; associate matron, Mrs,
Lola Barrington; associate patron,
John J E. Rickman; conductress,
Mrs. Alice Ray; associate conduc
tress, Mrs. Pauline Love;' secre
tary, Mrs. Nobie Murray : treasur
er, Mrs. Margaret Cabe; chaplain,
Mrs. Alice Rimmer; marshal, Mrs.
Sallie Moore; organist, Mrs. Lillian
Cabe; Adah, Mrs. Minnie Blaine;
Ruth, Mrs. Helen Snyder; Esther,
Mrs. Pearl Wright; Martha, Mrs.
.uzaoein uuitey; Electa, Mrs.
Flora Dean; warder. Miss Eliza
beth Slagle; and sentinel, Mrs.
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