North Carolina Newspapers

VOL. L1I, NO. 23
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Town Board Does Away
With Old Benches;
Bars Peddlers
. No more will whittlers whet their
And set to work on oak and pine ;
No more the juicy plug will pass
From man to man on down the
No more will swappers congregate
And fish liars strut their stuff,
F' there's .no place now where
they can park-
And life is, getting mighty tough.
Old timers gaze at an empty space,
And sadness reigns where all was
gay ;
For heartless men in the dead of
night " .
Took the loafers' seats away.
. .
But things are rarely wholly bad,
Some gain shows for what we
lose -
It saves the wear and tear on pants,
But plays the deuce with shoes.
At the regular meeting of the'
Franklin board of aldermen Mon
day night it was decided to re
move all the benches from Main
street, and this was done early Tues
day morning, leaving all the regular
occupants disconsolate.
It is said that many complaints
have been made by citizens as to
loud and profane language, spitting
tobacco on the sidewalks and other
objectionable conduct on the part
of some who have been accustomed
to making use of the seats, and
that this was the cause of their
It seems to be a matter of ab
solute necessity that seats be pro
vided somewhere for the conven
ience of the people of the county
whose business brings them to
town. They are especially needed
on Saturdays when the town is al
ways crowded. It is thought that
the mayor and aldermen will take
some action in the matter within
the next few days.
' Medicine Peddlers Barred
An ordinance was, passed at the
meeting Monday night making it
unlawful fdr patent medicines,
drugs, articles assembled, books,
periodicals or printed music to be
sold in Franklin by any one ex
cept in an established place of
This ordinance will put a stop
to the traveling peddlers who have
been coming in increasing .numbers
during the past few weeks:
J. M. Bryant Leases
Franklin Terrace
, J. M. Bryant and family have
arrived in- Franklin from Mount
Dora, Fla., and have leased the
Franklin Terrace for the summer.
Mr. Bryant, is proprietor of two
hotels in Florida and comes to
Franklin highly recommended as a
hotel manager, and already many
reservations have been made at the
Terrace for the summer.
Produce Market
(Prices listed below are subject
to' change without notice.)
Quoted by Farmers Federation, Inc.
Chickens, heavy, ibreed, . hens 12c
Chickens, light weight, lb. .. 9c
Fryers, lb. ........ J ...... . 20c '
Eggs, doz. ........ .: 20c
Corn, bu , ....... ..v. $1.25
Wheat, bu. ........... .i .'; .$1.25
Potatoes, No. 1, bu. ....... .$1.25
Field peas, bu $2.00
Yellow Mammoth Soy
Beans, bu. ......... , .... .$Z80
Lorida Beans,. bu. ........ ..,$2.50
Virginia Brown Beans, bu. ..$2.50
Quoted ' by Nantahala Creamery
Butterfat, lb. 27c
Graduates From West Point
V , " ' ' H" ' '4' ' f " ' '
Macon County Boy Who Graduated from United States Military
Academy This Week . .
Largest Group to Finish
Since the Founding
Of Institution
CULLOWHEE, June 9. Sixty
six four-year seniors received the
degree of bachelor of science and
86 seniors of the two-year normal
group received diplomas at the
graduating exercise of Western
Carolina Teachers college Tuesday
morning. J. M. Broughton, attor
ney, of Raleigh, delivered the liter
ary address.
The Macon county students who
received diplomas were as follows :
Two-year seniors John Blanch'
ard Brendell, Franklin; Walter
Jackson Carpenter, Franklin; Pearl
Higdbn Cprbin, Otto; EmmaLee
Carter Edwards, West's Mill;
tvelyn Josephine Kinsland, rrank-
lin; Nancy Rebecca Meadows,
Franklin; Rex Gilmer Meadows,
Etna; Esther Matilda Seay, Frank
lin; John Weaver. Sloan, Franklin;
Sanford Jordan Smith, Franklin;
Alice Amanda Slagle, " Franklin;
Gay Bennett Teague, Prentiss;
James Norman West, Franklin.
Four-year seniors Osceola Ever
ett, Highlands; Beatrice Mozeley,
Otto, Gladys " Lorene Pannell,
Franklin; Mrs. Elizabeth Cabe
Guffey, Franklin.
Twenty-six counties of the state
and three states besides North Car
olina K entucky, Georgia and
South Carohna-r-were represented
in the degree class; and 17 counties
of the state were represented in
the two-year normal class. The
total number of graduates made
this the largest group finishing at
one time in the history of the col
lege. .
Mrs. Kenneth Hodges and young
son, Kenneth, Jr., of Jacksonville,
la., are spending several days
here with their cousins, Mr. and
Mrs. Charles Sutton.
Misses Florence and Blaun Hen-
son, who are nurses in Westbrook
sanatorium, Richmond, Va., are
spending several days with their
parents, Mr. and Mrs. D. R. Hen
son, of Franklin Route 2, and their
sister, Mrs. JoclN M. Dalton, of
West's MUJ.
For Men of 34 Churches
To Be Held Sunday
On Sunday, June 13, a meeting
for men only to be held at the
Franklin Baptist church, announc
ed J. Horner Stockton, who will
There are 34 churches in the
Macon association and a group of
men from every church in the
county are expected to attend, and
make a report on the activities in
their several different organizations.-
It is planned that a meeting of
this kind will be held once a year
in each association in the state.
All the pastors, Sunday school
superintendents, Baptist training
union directors and-any others who
wish to cooperate in this meeting
are urged to attend.
Singing Convention at
Watauga June 13
R. D. West, president of the
northern division singing convention
has announced that there will be
an all-day singing and memorial
service held at the Watauga Bap
tist church, oft Sunday, June 13,
beginning at 10 o'clock;.
The Rev. George A. Cloer, pastor,
will deliver a sermon at 11 o'clock,
followed by several short talks.
After lunch, which will be served
on the grounds at the noon hour,
the remainder of, the day will be
devoted to singing.
Mr. West has received a letter
froVn Charles E. Moody, of Cal
houn, Ga., a well known composer
and teacher of music, who plans to
be present Sunday.
The public is cordially invited.
C. M. Moore and granddaughter,
Sally Lou, have returned from a
three weeks' visit with Mr. Moore's
son, Henley and Mrs. Moore, at
Virginia Beach, Va. On their re
turn they were accompanied by
Henley Moore's daughter, who will
spend several weeks here visiting
her cousin, Sally Lou Moore, daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Moore:
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Henson,
and small daughter, Betty Jean, of
Salem, Va., are spending two
weeks with Mr. Henson's parents,
Mr. and Mrs. G. R. Henson, and
bit sister, Mrs. Joel M. Dalton,
Of Assistant Forest Su
pervisors To Be Held
Paul II. Gerrard, forest supervis
or of the Nantahala national for
est, has announced that the train
ing conference of assistant forest
supervisors of reigon eight, United
States forest service, will be held
in Franklin, June 14-26, inclusive,
by J. R. Kiebold, regional training
officer. The conference will deal
with the problems and wolrtriTllie
national forests with special em
phasis placed on the training meth
ods which will be used on the va
rious forests in the instruction and
'.raining of field personnel. Those
in attendance will be:,
George K. Stepheson, of" the Ala
bama national forest, Thomas N.
Bush, of the Ouachita national for
est of Arkansas, James L. Averell,
of the Ozark national forest, Ar
kansas, A. T. Howard, of the Flor
ida national forest, Roswell Lea-
vitt, of the Chattahoochee national
forest, in Georgia, Hugh S. Red
ding, of the Kisatcliie national for
est, of Louisiana, Charles Mclichar,
of the Mississippi national forest,
Charles H. Overbay, Pisgah nation
al forest, Raymond N. McKimley,
of Soutli Carolina national forest,
li. Vy. Kenshaw, of the Cherokee
national forest, Tennessee, Lewis
V. Whipple, of Texas national for
est, of Texas.
One Graduates from UNC
And One From
West Point
Mr. and Mrs. Neville Sloan have
the distinction of having two sons
to graduate during one week.
Their oldest son, William Neville
Sloan, was graduated on June 8
at the University of North Caro
lina with the degree of B. A., hav
ing majored in government and ec
onomics. '
George Bidwell Sloan" will gradu
ate from the United States military
academy at West Point and will re
ceive his commission as second
lieutenant. He will be given three
months' leave and will then report
for duty at Randolph field for
training in aviation. When he com
pletes his training he will be as
signed either to th,e infantry or
the army aviation corps.
Mr. and Mrs. Sloan attended
both commencements, and they and
the two sons have taken a cottage
at the Franklin Golf and Country
club for. the month of July.
Azaleas Blooming
On Wayah Bald
Visitors to Wayah Bald in the
Nantahala national forest during
the next week will find the vast
azalea beds on tdp of this moun
tain in full bloom, forest service of
ficials announced today.
Several varieties of azalea rang
ing from the fragrant white to the
common flame and including a rare,
fragrant scarlet are to be found in
the colorful mass of shrubbery cov
ering this mountain peak.
During the past spring months
CCC boys have been engaged in
planting laurel, rhododendron and
azalea along the drive to enhance
its scenic valuey Colorful masses, of
laurel and azalea mingled with the
tall green timber form a delightful
fringe to the road.
Scaffolding about the new John
Byrne memorial tower has ibeen
removed so that the visitors may
inspect this "rustic" stone tower.
From the observation level views
of four different states, the Great
Smoky mountains, Unakas, Nanta
halas, and Blue Ridge mountains
may be had,
County Commissioners
Take Action Monday;
Other Matters
Several important matters were
taken up and disposed of by the
county commissioners at their reg
ular meeting Monday.
Probably first in importance was
the matter of the collection of de
linquent taxes. Proceedings for the
collection of these taxes 'were be
gun last December, but when the
general assembly convened in Jan
uary a 'bill was parsed postponing
r ni .1
Some time later another bill was
passed providing for the appoint
ment of a delinquent tax officer to
take over the collection of all back
taxes and giving him authority to
make settlements according to his5
own discretion. This" act was
declared unconstiutional when
tirnncrlit . hpfnr TiiHcr Tlnnalit
"""to" j ... v v. .
Phillips last April and a restrain
ing order was issued forbidding the
appointment of such officer. .
The matter of tax collections was
thus left just where it was before
the action of the general assembly,
and there was nothing the com
missioners could do but proceed .
according to the statutes providing
for tax collections.
Attorney Appointed
The commissioners named R. S.
Jones as ' attorney to proceed with
foreclosures on all delinquent' taxes,
and he will start immediately to
take all measures necessary under
the law to clear the tax books of
AHLo'wance Made to Jailor
A committee of two appeared, be
fore the commissioners and request
ed an allowance of $15.00 per month
to provide for water, Mghts, fuel
and telephone for the jail. After
consideration of the matter, it was
decided to grant an allowance of
$12.50 per month. v
Mrs. Franks Reappointed
Mrs. Eloise G. Franks was re
appointed welfare officer of the
county for a term of two years.
Library Committee
The management of the Franklin
library was takerr over by the com
missioners at a called meeting last
week, and the following library
committee was appointed at the
meeting Monday : J. S. Robinson,
M. D. Billings, Mrs. T. W. Porter,
Miss Mildred Moore and Harley
R. Cabe.
Joe Duncan Wins
Honors at Christ School
Joe Duncan, son of Rev. Norvin
C. - Duncan, former pastor of St.
Agnes' Episcopal church in Frank
lin, graduated a few days ago from
Christ school at Arden and won the
highest honors in the school.
He was awarded the silver pin
for outstanding work in music and
,chbir and the silver cup for leader
ship and most well rounded and ex
cellent student of class and school.
He also received his "letter as ten
nis manager.
H. Smith Richardson, president
of Vick Chemical company, of New
York City, and Paul W. Schenck;
general agent for Provident Mu
tual Life Insurance company, of
Greensboro, are spending a few
days in Franklin' the guests of R.
A. Patton and sister, Miss Olivia
Patton. They are being entertain
ed by Dr. Edgar Angel at his
fishing camp on Nantahala river.
Miss Elizabeth Dowdle, who has
been teaching school at Kanan
apolis the past year, returned to
her home here Friday.
Miss Ruth Higgins returned from
Asheville Wednesday, where she
had been for several weeks visit
ing her aunt, Mrs. J. D. Porter
and Mr. Porter. On her return she
was accompanied by Mr, and Mrs,

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