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VOL. LI I, NO. 13
FRANKLIN, N. C, THURSDAY, APRIL 1, 1937
$1.50 PER YEAR
J. W. WALDROOP
Young Man of Pronfnent
Family Dies Sunday
In Abbeville, S. C.
Julian W. Waldroop,. 32, died
Sunday night at 9:15 in the Ab
beville County Memorial hospital
in Abbeville, S. C, after six days'
illness with pneumonia and heart
The body was brought to Frank
lin Monday. and' tuneral services
were held at the home here Tues
day afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev.
- Frank Bloxham, pastor of the
' Franklin Episcopal church, and Rev.
J. A. Flanagan, pastor of the Pres
. byterian church, were in charge of
the service's," which were attended,
by several hundred relatives and
Mr. Waldroop was a member of
a prominent Franklin family, and
was a nephew of the late Dr. S.
H. Lyle. He had been for some
time working with 4he firm of
Kyker & Yount, contractors, on
Pallbearers at the funeral were:
Allen. Siler, Nelson Waldroop, J. R.
Ray,' Roy Cunningham and Homer
Green, of Franklin, and J. D. Mc
Kee, of Abbeville, S. C.
Mr. Waldroop. is survived by his
widow, the former Miss Elizabeth
Anderson and two small sons, Jim-
rriy and Billy ; his mother, Mrs.
Mary Lyle Waldroop ;- one sister.
Mrs. Fred Moore, and one broth
er, John Lyle Waldroop, all of
Franklin Route I. Also surviving
are two"1 half brbthersLaf ry Wal:
droop, of Athens, Ga., and Bill
Waldroop, of Lyman," Wash.
Among, the out-of-town friends
'. here to attend the funeral were:
Mr: and Mrs. Larry Waldroop,
and George Anderson, ,of Detroit,
. Mich. ; Mrs. W. O. Rice, Miss Ruth
; White and J. D. McKee, of Ab-
beville, S. C; Bob Peck and How
,. ard Mann, of Statesville.,
Public Invited to Visit
Camp.F-20 Sunday, Apr. 4
In observance of the fourth an
: niversary of th(e Civilian Conserva
l tion Corps, the '.residents of Frank
; lin and vicinity are cordially invited
to meet at CCC Camp N. C. F-20,
near West's. Mill, on Sunday, April
4, at 2 p. m. :
Speeches will be made by offic
ers of the army and the forest
,, service. Visitors will be shown
' about the camp so that they may
understand the wholesomeness of
the camp life and the habits of
. cleanliness and" orderliness that the
boys are taught there. If the
weather is favorable, a short trip.
, " will be made to some of the worl
projects to see a part . of . the a
' mmrilishments of the work on
: gram. Refreshments will, be servtd.
In view of the. fact that this
camp in particular not only Has
meant much to Frank but, in
turn, owes much to hlwn it
1 is nopcu mai tins veitAllice
be well attended.
C LATEST QUOTAT
i uvy 1 1
W ' I
' (Prices listed below are subject
to change without notice.) . n
Quoted by Farmers Federation, Inc.
Chickens, heavy brecdy hens 13c
Chickens, light Weight, lb. .. 9c
Eggs, doz. . .. . . . 17c'
' , Corn,.bu. i ...... .$1.10
t Wheat, bu. . .V. $1.15
' Potatoes, No. 1, bif, J . . . . . . .$1.40
Field peas, bu. . C ...I., ,. .. .$1.60
' "Crowder peaSj buy , .1 ...'. .$2.25
Yellow Mammoth Soy v.
Beans, bu7 . r ...... I . . . . . .$1.60
Lorida Beans, hx.: ...... ....$2.25
Onions, bu. 80c
' ' Walnuts, per 100 lbs., ...... .$1.20 (
. y . Quoted by Nantabala Creamery
- Eutterfat. lb.,.,. ............ ole
Final Game Friday Night
, At High School Gym
The final basketball game of the
season will be playeed on the high
school court Friday night at 7:30
between two of the strongest all
star teams in this section. The
Wester: i Carolina All-Stars will
meet the strong five from Walhalla,
S. G, i i what will prove to be the
best g; me offered to local fans
this sej son.
The Western Carolina five is
compos d of outstanding players
from nearby towns. Sam and
Woody Patton, varsity players at
W. C.tT. C, Jim Sellers, star' cen
ter fro n Sylva, Frank Long, guard
from ' y V. C. T. C, Sel Fulbright,
who is by far the best guard de
velopec in Western North ' Caro
lina, aid "Bing" and Ray Cown,
excellent forwards from Webster,
The Western Carolina All-Stars
are winners of the Tri-State Tour
nament held recently in Clayton,
Ga. They entered the tournament,
as an unknown team but soon
established themselves as contend
er, for the title by defeating the
favorites by decisive scores.
Walhalla was the defending
champ this year and have one of
the strongest teams in the North
west section of S. C. They have
been playing winning ball for sev
eral seasons and have lost very few
H. C. GRASTY, 52
Funeral Held at Bethel
" Methodist Church
M. C. Grasty, 52, died Monday
morning at 7:30 at his home on
Bonny Crest, folldwing two strokes
of paralysis, one last Thursday eve
ning and another Sunday night.
Funeral services were conducted
at the ' Bethel Methodist church
Tuesday morning- at 10 o'clock by
Rev. J. J. Edwards,, pastor, assisted
by Rev. A. A Angel. A solo,
"Home of the Soul," was 6ung by
Mrs. J. A. Flanagan.
Active pallbearers were members
of the fire department, including
Carl Tysinger, Richard Conley,
Harve Shiddles, Claude Freeman,
W. M. Sutton ' and Ralph Welch.
Honorary pallbearers, also members
of the fire department, were: Der
ald Ashe, Jack. Sherrill and Arthur
Mr. Grasty was a member of the
Crabtree Methodist church in Hay
wood county, in . which county he
was born and reared. He came to
Macon county 30 years ago, and
had worked here as a plumber and
at other work since that time. He
was a member of the Franklin fire
department and always took a great
interest in the affairs of that or
ganization. Surviving Mr. Grasty are his
widow, who was formerly Miss
Bertha Myers; two daughters, Mrs.
Hiawatha Belk, of Franklin, and
Mrs. James Gaither, of Sylva, three
grandchildren and several brojhers
and sisters. -
High School Five
Plays Well at Tourney
The Franklin high school agri
cultural class basketball team were
runners-up" in the tourney held at
Waynesville last week. The boys
who represented the class were :
Vinson, Higdon, Reynolds, Leather
man and Byrd. These boys played
a fighting game but lost in the fin
als to Fine's Creek. Higdon was
high scorer for the local boys.
The majority an the varsity high
school team were selected -from
the' agricultural class, and these
boys deserve the highest praise, for
their willingness to cooperate, in
asmuch as manv of their 'homes are
quite a distance from the school
Services Held, at Funeral
Home In Asheville
Funeral services for Mrs. H. B.
Schulman, 33, were held at the
Brownell-Dunn funeral home in
Asheville, Friday at 1 o'clock.
Ribbi S. Wrubel officiated. Burial
was in the West Asheville Jewish
cemetery. - 1
Mrs. Schulman died in Angel
hospital Thursday afternoon,
March 25, - at 2:45, from kidney
Mrs. Schulman, with her hus
band, Herman B. Schulman and
son, Arnold, came to Franklin 18
months ago from Bessemer City.
She was originally from New York
City. Mr. Schulman is one of
Franklin's leading merchants.
Mrs. Schulman is survived by her
husband, and son and one sister)
Mrs. Harry Spraygan, of New
York City, who came to attend the
Forest Service, Asks Aid
In Preventing Fires
The United States forest service
desires the cooperation of all per
sons living within or near the
boundaries of the Nantahala Na
tional Forest in an effort to keep
to a minimum the number of for
est fires during 1937, Forest Sup
ervisor Paul H. Gerrard said today.
.. The greatest fire. Jjazard j)l he
year 'occurs mostly on fair, windy
days during the months of March,
April and early May. The spring
fire season of 1936 was especially
bad due to a prolonged dry spell.
A total of 123 fires was fought
by forest service employees of the,
Nantahala national forest during
the entire year 1936. The burned
over areas included 479 acres of
national forest land and 3,360 acres
of private land.. The cost of sup
pressing these fires amounted to
more than $8,000. This figure does
not include the damage done to the
timber, soil and wild life of the
forest. . , '
The greatest single cause of these
fire's was incendiarism. Of the 123
fires 'that occurred in 1936, 39 were
deliberately started by malicious
persons. The ' next largest cause'
was from brush burning, which.
was responsible for 31 fires. Other i
causes included lumbering, smokers,
campfires, railroads, and lightning.
Any person intending to burn
brush within or near the national
forest boundary should first notify
the district ranger, the nearest
look-out man, the county fire ward
en or some other forest officer of
sucH intentions.- Danger of such
fires getting out of control will be
lessened if the brush piles are kept
small, the burning is done on a
quiet day, and the fires are con
stantly watched until they are dead
out. ' ,
Under the leadership of T. J.
O'Neil, Macon county recreation
supervisor and Harold N. Powell,
recreation supervisor for the fifth
district WPA, a field meet was
held at Iotla school, Macon county.
One hundred twelve children and
76 - adults- attended the- meet.-Visitors
from West's Mill and Hig
donville were present. A picnic din
ner was served.
Events of the day included 50
yard dash, running broad jump,
standing broad jump,' sack races,
horse shoes, play contest, basket
ball between Iotla and Higdonville.
All events were participated in by
both boys and girls, junior and sen
A series of local meets is being
conducted, to be followed by1 a
county-wide meet in the early fall.
Annual Father-Son Feast
Held Saturday Night
The annual Father-Son banquet
sponsored by the agricultural class
in honor of their fathers, was held
in the American Legion hall in
Franklin at 7:30 p. m. Saturday,
March 27. About 100 men and boys
The following program was car
Opening ceremony by agriculture
class; toastmaster, Bill McCoy; In
vocation by G. L. Houk; welcome
address by Herschel Henson; toast
to dads, by Fritz Waldroop ; re
sponse by R. A. Patton; our work,
by Bill McCoy; introduction of
speakers, by W. W. Finley; main
address by G. L. Houk ; other talks
by R. A. Patton and Sam Menden
hall; closing ceremony by agricul
The following stores donated the
smokes for the banquet : Dowdle
Wholesale Co., Arnold's Cafe, Sut
ton's Cafe, People's Market, Sloan's
The Home Economic class, under
the supervision of Miss Florence
Stalcup, served the boys and their
fathers with a. very fine meal.
The following were special guests
of the agriculture boys: Prof. M.
D. Billings, Sam Mendenhall, Sher
iff Slagle, Harris Moore, B. M.
Lee, Elmer Crawford, David Her
ring. , -
To Be Held At Franklin
High School Building
Tuesday, April 6
A canning demonstration will be
held at the high school Tuesday,
April 6 at 10 a. m. The demonstra
tion is under the auspices of the
state extension department, Mrs.
Cornelia C. Morris, specialist. The
demonstration will be given by
Miss Helen B. Zoller.
Miss 2oller is a , home ( economic
graduate of Miami university, Ox
ford, Ohio. She has also done spe
cial work in foods at Ball Brothers
Teachers college at Muncie, Indi
ana., Miss Zoller has had home ec
onomics teaching experience and
has served as vocational director.
It is hoped that the canning dem
onstration will be well attended.
There is nothing more important
than the food which- housewives
feed their families. The best quality
is none too good. Improper canning
not only produces a poor product
but destroys much of the food
Value of materials canned. Thus
the family does not receive the
benefit of the food consumed dur
ing the winter months. V.
On Monday, April 5, a similar
demonstration will be held at Otter
Creek for the benefit of the club
women and their friends who live
too far away to attend the meeting
at Franklin. It is hoped that the
women of that section will jfespond
and turn out in large numblfs. Let
us have no more spoiled canned
Seventh Grade Exam.
To Be Held April 10
The annual county-wide. 7th
grade - examination will - be held at
the Franklin high school 'building
on April 1,0, it has been announced
by M. D. Billings, county school
superintendent. The examination
will begin at 9:30 a. m.
It is understood that some re
ports have been circulated to the
effect that 'the examination was to
be held next Saturday, April 3,
and all who are interested are urg
ed to bear in mind that there will
be no 'examination on that date,
but on Saturaay, April 10, as above
stated, : ..-
TAX LISTING TO
START APRIL 12
Property to be Revalued;
Chairmen Called To
Meet April 9
All property in Macon county 1
subject to taxation is to be re
valued this year in accordance with
the custom which calls for' a re
valuation every four years. The
last revaluation was in 1933.
C. Tom Bryson,, register of deeds
and tax supervisor, states that list
ing and revaluation will begin on
April 12, and that he has called a
meeting of the chairman of the va
rious townships in the county for
April 9 to receive material and in
structions. Following is a list of the tax
listers as furnished by Mr. Bryson.
The first name is the chairman for
Burningtown, Jud Wilds, W. R.
(Bill) Parrish, J. R. Ramsey; Car
toogechaye, Robert Southards, John
Roane, Oscar Lewis; Cowee, John
H. ' Dalton, Jonathan Morgan, Car
ol Gibson; Ellijay, Sam Bryson,
Andy Evans, John T. Henry;
Franklin 1, W. H. Roane, Charlie
Rogers, Wylie Brown; Franklin 2,
Frank Moody, Walter McConnell,
J. O. Harrison ; Flats, H. O. Pen
land, Ray Dryman, Miller Ritchie;
Highlands, Porter Pierson, Fred
Edwards, Frank Potts; MHIshoal,
Jerry Franklin, Lee Dills, J. M.
Raby; Nantahala 1, George Steppe,
Lee Baldwin, Luther Jacobs; Nan
tahala 2, Jim Shields, James Grant,
A. L. Wilson; Smith's Bridge, Robert-
Cabe, Torar McDowell, - Charlie- -
Norton; Sugar Fork, Ezra Shook,
Charles Henderson, John T. Mc
Coy. Franklin township No. 1, as des
ignated, shall , comprise that part
of the 'township lying! south of
State Highway 285 and 28, running
through the town of Franklin,
while No. 2 comprises that part of
the township lying on the north
side of the highway.
The appraisers will receive $3
per day for their work. The chair
man will act as list taxer for per
sonal property in his township and
gather farm statistics. The chair
man in each township also will sit
with the register of deeds as a
board 'of equalization and the reg
ister of deeds will also act as coun
ty tax supervisor without addition
al pay. In case a . vacancy should
occur among the appraisers, J the
two remaining appraisers will name
some person to fjit'the vacancy. ".
Terracing Expert To Be "
In County April 7 and 8
In the agricultural conservation
program there is a payment of .40
cents-per hundred feet for terrac
ing, "up to your soil-building; al
lowance. Farmers asked us last
year and are still wanting to know
just what is a terrace. How wide
the water channel should be, how
wide the fill sjhould be below the
channel, and how much fall should
be given to the terrace.
We have asked, Mr. H. M. Ellis,
our agricultural engineer' from Ral
eigh, to come to Macon county to
show .us how . to properly build a
terrace. . He will be in the county
on the 7th and 8th of April. Mr.
Ellis will be with us on Mr. Jake
Cabe's farm in the. Clark's Chapel
community practically all day, be
ginning at 9 o'clock on Wednesday,
April 7. Beginning at 9 o'clock
Thursday, - ApriL 8 and - continuing
through the day we will be on Mr.
A. L. Ramsey's farm in the Iotla
Terraces will be constructed on
both farms .with home equipment,
consisting of a plow and a V-drag
which any farmer can make.
.It is important that you come to
either Mr. Ramsey's or Mr. Cabe's
farm, if you plan to do any terr
Don't forget the dates, April 7
S. W, Mendenhall, County Agent,