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VOL. LI I, NO. 14
FRANKLIN, N. C THURSDAY, APRIL 8, ,1937
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Fourt h Anniversary Of
CCC Camp Celebrated
, Last Sunday
The Civilian Conservation Corps'
fourth anniversary celebration held
on the afternoon of Sunday, April
4, at CCC Camp. N. C. F-20, near
West's Mill, N. C, was well-attended
in spite of the -rain. About 150
residents of Franklin and vicinity
Visitors were conducted about the
camp .by Captain Hausmann, Com
manding Officer of Camp N. C.
F-20. Many of them expressed sur
prise at the outstanding neatness,
cleanliness and comfort of all the
: buildings. This camp has been judg
ed the best in the sub-district as
the blue flag flying below Old
Glory on the camp flag pole bears
Captain Hausmann gave a talk an
the character building that results
from the order, discipline, educa
tional activities and work in the
camps. Junior Forester James B.
Cartwright spoke on the work ac
tivities and accomplishments of the
Camp. Mr. McLean, who lives .near
the camp, expressed the apprecia
tion of the people of the commun
. ity. for the benefits that the camp
has brought to -them. He praised
the conduct of the personnel and
enfollees and expressed the hope
. that this 'camp would continue in
its present location.
Refreshments were served by
members of the company under the
supervision of Lieutenant Kennedy.
Among the outstanding features
of the work which has -been done
by this camp since its establish
ment, are the truck trails which
now permit easy access to farming
and forest areas the year round,
many of these areas having hither
to been almost inaccessible. . The
enrollees have also constructed tel
ephone lines, erected a fire look
out tower, made recreational area
improvements, built fish rearing
pools, planted trees and shrubs and
The company fire fighting crews
are well organized and equipped
and are prepared to answer calls
at a moment's notice. . "
This camp is a credit to the
.service and an asset to the com
munity where it is located.
Herberts Here for -Short
Rev. and Mrs. C. C. Herbert and
the Rev. C. C. Herbert, Sr., came
up from Charleston, S. C, Tuesday
for a couple of days. Mr. and Mrs.
Herbert have been in Charleston
for the past five months, where
Mr. Herbert has been 1 taking med
Mr. Herbert plans on returning
to Franklin in a couple of months
and resuming his duties as pastor
of the Franklin Methodist church.
His many friends herewill be
glad to learn that his health is
(Prices listed below are subject
to change without notice.)
Quoted by Farmers Federation, Inc.
Chickens, heavy breed, hens 13c
Chickens, light weight, IK . . 9c
Eggs, doz. .... 17c
Corn, fau. .......$1.10
Wheat, bu. ....... ...$1.25
Potatoes, No. 1, fau. ....... .$1-35
Field peas, bu, .....$1.60
Crowder peas, bu $2.50
Yellow Mammoth Soy
Beans, bu. ..$1.60
Lorida Beans, bu, ......... .$2.25
Onions, bu. ...$1.00
Walnuts, per 100 lbs.. $1.20 ,
Quoted , by Nantahala Creamery
JButterfat, lb. 31c
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MRS. GRAFTON BURKE
From Alaska to Speak At
Mrs. Grafton Burke, distinguish
ed missionary, will be the' speaker
at the district meeting of the
Woman's Auxiliary of the Epis
copal church to be held in the
Church of the Incarnation, High
lands, on Tuesday, April 13th at
10:30 o'clock. .
Mrs. Burke and her husband,
Dr. Grafton Burke, have been mis
sionaries above the Arctic Circle
since 1907. They are in charge of
the Hudson Stuck Memorial hos
pital, of the Episcopal church at
Fort Yukon, Alaska. Tte.pubUc is
cordially invited to 'hear Mrs.
Other officers and speakers-, at
tending" this gathering, will be the
Rt Rev. Robert E. Gribbin and
Mrs. Gribbin, Mrs. Thos. J. Wool
dridge, president of the Woman's
Auxiliary of Western North Caro
lina, of Asheville, and Miss R. E.
Blair, vice president of the district,
of Saluda, who wilt preside at the
Well-Known Citizen Dies
At Iotla Home On
Ed Campbell, 62; died at his
home at Iotla Wednesday evening,
March' . 31, at 6 o'clock from a
complication of diseases. He had
been an invalid practically all his
Funeral services were held Thurs
day afternoon at 3 o'clock at the
Iotla Baptist church. Rev. R. F.
Mayberry, pastor, assisted by Rev.
Robert L, Poindexter, a Methodist
minister were in charge of the
services. Interment was in the
church cemetery. .
Active pallbearers were Orville
Guyer, Frank C. Cunningham,
James Swafford, El Welch and
Mr. Campbell is survived by his
widow, the former Miss Emma
Fouts;- one daughter, Miss Lucy
Campbell, of Iotla, and. five sons,
Glenn, Lester and John, of Iotla,
and Leslie and Leonard, of Mt.
Holly, N. C. ,
Pie Supper to Be ..
Given at Oak Grove
A pie supper will be given at the
Oak Grove school house Saturday
night, April 10. . Various kinds of
pies will be for sale. Proceeds
from the supper will be used for
William Parrish, of New York
City, is spending a month with his
parents,, Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Par
rish, at their home at West'a Mill.
Fourteen Candidates In
Race for Town Board
B. 17. JOHNSON
Farmers Federation Gives
Dinner for Editor of
Blackburn W. Johnson, newly ap
pointed editor of The Farmers Fed
eration News,, was honored Wed
nesday night, April 7, at a banquet
given by the Farmers Federation,
.Inc., at the Battery Park hotel,
Asheville. Farm agents and voca
tional agriculture teachers were in
vited to meet Mr. Johnson and ap
proximately 30 attended.
Vance Browning, vocational di
rector of the Federation, showed
films of cooperative farm organiza
tion work in Western North Car
olina. Those who spoke included
Mr. Johnson, F. S. Sloan, district
farm agent; Tal H. Stafford, voca
tional agricultural director for this
district; George Stephens, former
editor of the Federation News; L.
L. Burgin, Henderson County legis
lator and a director of the Federa
tion; S. C. Clapp, director of the
Mountain Experiment station at
Swannanoa; and James G. K. Mc
Clure, president of the Federation,
Local. Talent To Present
Play Two Nights V
"SkyHigh" in entertainment val
ue, "literally describes the comedy
drama with musical specialties to
be presented in the courthouse by
the Franklin Fire Department
Thursday and Saturday nights.
(April 8 and 10.)
The play, as may be surmised, has
to do with airplanes, aviators and
air races. Of course, the usual dose
of romance has been added. A
vamp, with her "black and dark"
plot, comedy in large quantities of
side-splitting situation songs and
dances make up the presentation of
The romantic interest ' in the
show is furnished by Lib McGuire,
as Shirley Shields; Bill Cunning
ham, as Walter Stephens; Jose
phine Weaver, as Eve Card ; and
Dick Conley, as John Bedford.
Sam, the colored porter, played by
Carl Ty singer and by Mrs. Rich
ard Jones as Mrs.. Stephens. Then
too the comedy romance between
Detective Mockshaw X Charles Rus
sell) and . Mazie (Helen Cunning
ham), brings many laughs for the
audience. The supporting cast, John
Archer, Sam Alexander, Sam Men
denhall, and Amanda Slagle all ac
quit themselves nobley in their
The choruses composed of grade
and high school students, present
several unusual routines and the
specialty numbers are above the
average seen on local stages.
A great deal of interest has been
shown in the Baby Popularity Con
test being conducted along with the
play. Pictures of the baby entrants
are on display at the leading busi
ness houses and votes are priced
at but one cent each, to be placed
in jars, alongside the pictures. All
the contestants 1 will be presented
to the audience at the 'opening of
"Sky: High" Thursday night and on
Saturday night, then the two prize
winners, one a boy and one a girl,
will be called back on the stage to
be given their awards. Those re
ceiving the highest number of votes
will be counted as winners. Since all
the children entered are worthy of
high praise, and because the pro
ceeds go to help your fire de
partment, it . is expected that the
voting jars will . be filled to overflowing.
George Patton Unopposed
For Mayor; Election
Tuesday, May 4
Entries for the town election,
which is to be held on May 4,
closed Saturday night. Mayor
George B. Patton, who filed for
reelection, is the only candidate for
that office, but a field of fourteen
candidates will contest for the six
places an the board of aldermen.
The official ballot, as prepared
by George Dean, town clerk, carries
the names of the following well
known citizens: H. W. Cabe, W.
W. McConnell, R. D. Sisk, C. B.
Russell, Pope Ellard, John Bing
ham, J. S. Conley, J. O. Harrison,
Paul Potts, Grover Jamison, J. B.
Henry, E. T. Calloway, John Cun
ningham and Richard Conley.
The registration books will open
next Saturday, April 10, and remain
open until May 1. No new regis
tration has been ordered, and it
will only be necessary for those
who have not heretofore registered
to register for this election. .
C. A. Setser has been appointed
registrar and George Mashburn
and Gus Leach, judges.
At Oak Hill; Effort Made
To Enter Bank
Burglars entered the store of W.
H. Graybeal at Oak Hill, about Jwo
miles from Franklin on highway
28, last Saturday night and secured
a small quantity of goods, mostly
tobacco and cigarettes. Entrance
was gained by shooting off the lock
with a shotgun.
Also a man, supposed to be the
same party who robbed Graybeal,
was frightened away from a rear
window of the Bank of Franklin
the same night by W C. Burrell,
who drove . through the alley be
tween the bank and the Scott Grif
fin 'hotel just as the man loosened
a screen from the bank window.
The would-be burglar, carrying
a shotgun, ran as soon as Mr.
Burrell entered the alley and made
good his escape.
Henry Cabe, cashier of the Bank
of Franklin, said that the man
probably made a mistake and
thought he was getting into Sand
ers' store when he loosened the
screen on the bank window.
Scouts Elect Officers
At Meeting March 29
A meeting of the Boy Scouts
was held Monday night, March 29,
in the office of the Nantahala Pow
er and Light Company, with Dr.
W. E. Furr presiding. A large num
ber of scouts and friends were
present. 31 scouts were re-registered.
Members of the Troop committee
elected the following officers:
Dr. W. E. Furr, chairman ; John
Archer, secretary ; Rev. J. A. Flan
agan, finance chairman; J. S. Can
ley, representative of the Frank
lin Troop to the Smoky mountain
district. Other members include:
Harve L. Bryant, J. D. Franks, J.
Horner Stockton, Rev. W. B. Und
erwood, R. V. Miles, Sam Men
denhall and Oscar C. Bryant. .
J. D. Franks and John Archer
were appointed to examine all
scouts presenting required merit
badges for Life and Eagle ranks.
Rev. W. B. Underwood, Rev. J.
A. Flanagan, R. V. Miles and Dr.
W. E. Furr were elected to serve
as members of the court of honor.
All the others members of the
committee are responsible for the
reviews of all scouts for the rank
of second and first class merit
badges, with the exception of the
required merit badges for Life and
Funeral Services Sunday
Afternoon At Patton
Mrs. Sarah Ann Patton, 75, died
at her home on Harrison avenue
Sunday morning at 6:30 from pneu
monia and complications after a
Funeral services were held Sun
day' afternoon at 4 o'clock at the
Patton Methodist church. The serv
ices were conducted by Rev. O. E.
Croy, pastor, assisted by Rev. R.
M. Price, of the Franklin Metho
dist church, and Rev. Frank Blox
ham, pastor of the Episcopal
church. Burial was in the Patton
Mrs. Patton was a charter
member of the Patton church and
spent much of her time working
for the betterment of her church
and community. She was also a
member of the Woman's Missionary
society of the Franklin Methodist '
The pallbearers, who were neph
ews of Mrs. Patton, were' Lawrence, '
Erwin and Paul Patton, Charles, L.
B. and Tom Phillips.
Mrs. Patton, who was formerly
Miss Sarah Ann Phillips, was mar-
ried to the late George R. Patton
in 1885. She is survived by one .
daughter. Miss Olivia Pattern, and
one son, Representative R. A. Pat
ton, both of-Franklin. Alsoby sev
eral grandchildren. '
Mrs. Patton was a charter
member of a group of women who
meet annually for Bible study cen
tered around God's call to Abra
ham and the wanderings and des
tiny of what are commonly called
the "Lost ten tribes."
The first meeting was a week's
house party at the home of Mrs.
Henry Slagle in July, 1932. Mrs;
Patton is the first member of this
original house party to be taken by
In her passing the study group
feel they ' 'have lost an earnest
Bible student and a useful mem
ber. Rev. R. M. Price
To Preach for Methodists
Until Pastor Returns
. Rev. Robert M. Price, of Clover,
S. G, arrived in Franklin Saturday
to occupy the pulpit in the Frank
lin Methodist church during the
absence of the pastor. Rev. C. C
Mr. Price was sent here by Bis
hop Paul B. Kern to substitute for
Mr. Herbert, who has been unable
to preach since November an ac
count of sickness.
Mr. Price comes to Franklin
highly recommended. He is a
member of the North Carolina con
ference and has served several pas
torates in ' the eastern part of the
state. For the past two years he
has been working with the CCC
camps in North and South Caro
lina, and has just finished six
months' work at the camp near
Clover, S. C He is a graduate of
Duke and Yale universities.
Mr. Price will preach at the 11
o'clock service and also Jn the eve
ning af 7:30 on next Sunday, April
Box Supper at
Holly Springs April 10
There will be a box supper at
the Holly Springs school house on
Saturday night, April 10, beginning
at 8 o'clock. Proceeds from the
supper will go to the baseball team
of the community.