North Carolina Newspapers

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PROGRESSIVE
LIBERAL
INDEPENDENT
VOL. LI I, NO. 24
FRANKLIN, N, C, THURSDAY, JUNE 17, 1937v
$1.50 PER YEAR
ESSO BOOSTERS
CLUBJEET1NG
Standard Oil Officials
Met In Franklin
June 9
The Esso Boosters club, compos
ed of Standard Oil officials, sales
agents, and service station manag
ers of the Hendersonville district,
met in Franklin Wednesday, June
9, with seven counties represented
and 65 in attendance for their an
nual field day.
In. tlje morning visitors were, en
tertained with a Standard Oil mo
tion picture at the Macon Theatre,
after which a delicious banquet was
served at the Franklin golf and
country club, with J. S. Conley, of
Franklin, commission sales agent,
presiding. Taking part on the pro
gram were H. M. LeCaney, general
salesman for the Hendersonville
field, who with Mrs. LeConey, at
tended from Brevard; J. S. Porter,
chairman of the Boosters club',- who
was accempanicd by Mrs. Porter,
from Hendersonville; F. B. Miller
and, George Newman, of Charlotte;
p. M. Fletcher, district manager,
and Alva Pearce, of Asheville, who
were also accompanied by their
wives.
Others attending were Mr. and
Mrs. C. C. Gibbs, Mr. and Mrs. H.
R. Whitmire, of Brevard; Mr. and
Mrs Haines of Cliffside; Mr. and
Mrs. Clyde Keeter, Lake Lure; Dr.
Green, Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Barn
ttP Mr. Bvers. of Tryon: Mr. and
Mrs. Frank Doggett, C. M. White
sides, F. M. Hill, of . Rutherford ;
Mr. and Mrs. C. Martin and friends
of Forest City, and Mr. Hammett,
of Charlotte.
Guests of the Franklin boys in
cluded Dr. and Mrs. J. E. Perry,
Dr. and Mrs. T. J. O'Neil, Mrs.
Mather, Sam Alexander, and Mrs.
Fred Sloan.
: Afternoon events included golf,
swimming, tennis, bridge and a trip
to Wayah Bald. Altogether a de
lightful day was spent by all.
.The Franklin boys wish to thank
all the Franklin citizens who as-
cUtr.H them in their efforts to make
the day a pleasant one for the
guests.
Bulletin Board Placed
In Courthouse Hall
The forest service has furnished
enough lumber to construct a bul
letin board in the hall of the court
house next to the county agent's
office. This bulletin 'board is for
the benefit of the forest service
and the farmers of Macon county.
Any farmer having any article for
sale or desires to purchase any
article, or any information pertain
ing to his farming operations can
come to the county agent's office
and a typed copy will be made of
his notice and placed on this bul
letin board.
S. W. Mendcnhall,
'""'' County Agent.
Franklin
Produce Market
LATEST QUOTATIONS
(Prices listed below are subject
to change without notice.)
Quoted by Farmers Federation, Inc.
Chickens, heavy breed, hens 12c
Chickens, light weight, lb. ,. 9c i
Fryers, lb. . 20c
Eggs, doz. 20c
Corn, bu. . $1.20
Wheat, bu ..$120
Yellow Mammoth boy
Beans, bu $2.00
Lorida Beans, bu. ......... . .$2.50
Virginia Brown Beans, bu. . .$2.50
Quoted by Nantahala Creamery
Dutterfat. lb. ............... 27c
Federation
Advisory Committee Met
Wednesday
The county advisory committee
of the Farmers Federation of Ma
con county met Wednesday at the
Farmers Federation warehouse for
their regular quarterly meeting.
Guy M. Sales, assistant general
manager, of Asheville, and Vance
A. Browning, education director,
were present at the meeting, and
gave reports on the spring business.
The warehouse in Franklin show
ed an increase in business for the
first five months of this year of
$6,000 over the same period last
year, which was very gratifying to
the committee.
It was decided to hold a picnic
this year, similar to the one held
last year. This will be a county
wide farmers picnic, to be held "in
Franklin, with definite date to be
announced later.
U.D.C. AWARDS
ESSAYPR1ZES
Jean Moore Winner In
Contest At Meeting
Held Monday
A very interesting meeting of the
United Daughters of Confederacy
was held Monday afternoon at the
home of Mrs. J. R. Ray.
The meeting was presided over
by Mrs. Carl S.' Slagle, president,
with a program on Jefferson Davis,
whose birthday - anniversary'" was
June 3.
Mrs. Ray gave a short sketch on
his life. Mrs. Zeb W. Conley read
an article an "The First White
House," while Miss Nora Leach
told about the permit being drafted
to grant the "Daughters of Con
federacy" to erect a suitable mark
er as a- memorial to Jefferson
Davis, president of the Confederate
States of America, at the terminus
of the Jefferson Davis national
highway. .
The Chapter gave a cash prize
for the best essay written on a
hero or heroine in the war be
tween the states. This was won by
Miss Jean Moore, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Gordon Moore, of Frank
lin. The essay was a sketch of the
life of her great-grandmother, Ava
line Lynch Barnard.
The heroine in this story has one
daughter, Mrs. A. W. Home, and
three sons in Macon county, J. L.
Barnard, of Franklin; W. D. and
Lack Barnard, of Iotla, and one
son, Tom Barnard, at Beech, in
Buncombe county.
The essay is as follows:
MY FAVORITE HEROINE IN
THE WAR BETWEEN THE
STATES
Praises of great military heroes
of the war between the states have
been sung over and over again, but
very seldom do we hear of the
noble women and men who stayed
behind to carry on the poor home
life of the South. Very few people
have ever heard of. Avaline Lynch
Barnard; fewer remember her, for
she was a young woman when the
war began. '
Avaline Lynch was born in
Rutherford county in 1832. Her
father was well educated, her
grandfather Kerr was a Presby
terian minister, and she herself
had a fairjly good education. She
met and rriarricd William Barnard
when she Was about 20 years of
age. They moved to Buncombe
county, whete they lived for many
years )
In the badkwoods settlement on
Big Ivy creejc, the need of medical
aid was urgent, so this young wo
man, fresh ftfom a home of com
parative comftort, read and studied
until she had a fairly good knowl
edge . of the profession. In later
years she was , affectionately called
"Doctor Barnard." With a natural
(Continued on Page Eight)
BEE EXPERT TO
VISITJOUNTY
C. L. Sams, Specialist Of
Raleigh, Will Be
' Here June 22
PppUppniinr is an industrv which
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is worthy of increased development,
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since it meets the growing aeinanu
for a palatable food. Besides its
use for the table, honey is much
used in cooking to replace all or
part of the sugar called for by a
recipe.
Manv hfffcpners in Macon coun
ty have their bees in gums and
box-hives, and it can not be too
rernrnmeruled that these
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be transferred as rapidly as pos-
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sible to modem movaDie-iramc
hives. The complaint is often heard,
that modern hives are too expen
sive but the advantage of being
able to handle the bees far out
weighs the cost of equipment. How
ever, transferring bees to modern
hives will not be profitable unless
the bees are then properly cared
for. .
The tendency to swarm can be
reduced by the introduction of su
perior stock, by the use of well ar
forrpr1 Viivps and good comb, and
by management which prevents a
congestion of bees in the brood
nest. Swarming, therefore, can btt
prevented to a large extent oy
proper equipment and management.
European foulbrood is a disease
of the brood of bees which has
caused great losses to beekeepers.
u; U a disease of weak colonies.
TVi dicpacp U nrevalent in spring
anu caiiy suumm, "'"i -
brood is an infectious disease. How
ever strong colonies under suitable
conditions and headed by vigorous
queens of resistant stock, European
foulbrood will usually make little,
if any headway.
Mr. C. L. Sams, bee specialist,
from Raleigh, will be in the county
Tuesday, June 22. We will be on
the farm of H. E Keener in the
Gold Mine section at 8:30 o'clock.
On the farm of E. V. Ammons,
Holly Springs section, at 10:30
o'clock. At the home of Ben Har
rison in Franklin at 1 o'clock. On
the farm of M. S. Burnett in the
Scaly section at 3:30 o'clock.
Farmers desiring to , secure any
information regarding beekeeping
should be at one of these places
mentioned and at the time stated.
Mr. Sams is an authority on bees
and can give any one desiring it,
some valuable information.
S. W. Mendenhall,
County Agent.
Eastern Star
Franklin Ladies Attend
Grand Chapter
Mrs. C. C. Cunningham, Mrs,
Frank .1. Murray, Mrs. J. R. Ray.
Mrs. W. T. Moore, Mrs. Pearl
Wright, Mrs. Henry W. Cabe, Mrs.
J. C. Barrington, Mrs. Roy Swan
son, Mrs. C. T. Blaine, Miss Lassie
Kelly, Miss Naomi Bowman and
Miss Elizabeth Slagle attended the
32nd session grand chapter of 'the
order of the Eastern Star, which
met in Asheville Thursday of last
week.
Three grand honors have come
to the Franklin chapter of the
0. E. S. in the past year. Mrs. J.
C. Barrington was made assistant
grand marshal in the grand chapter
in 1936. Miss Elizabeth .Slagle as
page for the grand chapter for the
session last week, and she was also
made grand Adah for the year 1937.
Fine Cow Killed
By Lightning Tuesday
During an electrical storm here
Tuesday about 1 o'clock, lightning
struck and killed a thoroughbred
Guernsey cow, belonging to John
F. Cunningham, of Franklin Route
1. The cow was young and giving
four gallons of milk per day,
Three Hurt
Wreck Sunday Injures
Phillips Family
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Phillips
and their five-year-old son were
painfully injured Sunday morning
when their car overturned on the
Wayah road about nine miles from
Franklin, near the home of Miss
Annie Slagle.
Mr. Phillips and his family were
returning from a trip to Wayah
Bald, and the accident is said to
have" been caused by his driving
too hear the soft shoulder of the
road. The car left the highway and
turned over twice, landing in Wayah
creek.
The members of the family were
all taken to Angel hospital where
it was found that Mr. Phillips had
suffered a fractured knee cap, Mrs.
Phillips had three broken ribs and
a five-year-old son, George, who
was the most seriously injured, was
suffering from brain concussion.
Three other children were unin
jured. A two-months-old daughter was
washed from the car when it over
turned and was carried for about
50 feet down the creek. When she
was found by her brother her
breath had apparently stopped, but
she soon ecovered and appeared
none the worse from the accident.
DEEP GAP CAMP
OPEN FOR USE
Camp Is Equipped With
All Facilities For
Convenience
Deep Gap campground, located
at the foot of Standing Indian
mountain in the Nantahala Nation
al forest, i$ now open for public
use, forest officials announced tor
day.
The new campground, constructed
during the past spring and winter
months, is equipped with all the
necessary facilities for camping and
picnicking. .
A forest service road along Buck
creek connects the campground with
U. S. 64 near Rainbow Springs.
Trails lead from the campground to
Standing Jndian with its high cliff
overlooking the lakes in Georgia,
to Pickins Nose, a rugged mountain
peak, and to High Falls at the
headwaters of the Tallulah river.
Purple rhododendron has been
planted in the campground to form
a continuation of the beds of this
shrub found at the top and along
the slopes of Standing Indian
mountain.
The Appalachian Trail, a foot
path from Maine to Georgia, passes
through the campground. Two
Andirondack type leantos have been
constructed for the convenience of
hikers who visit the camp.
Independence Day
Celebration July 5
Boise Hall, commander of the
Macon countv cost of the Amer
ican Legion announcedv today that
the Legion and the Boy bcouts
would sponsor an Independence
Day celebration in Franklin this
year.
Qn account of the fact that the
Fourth of July comes on Sunday
the celebration will occur on Mon
day, July 5.
The program will be announced
later.
Names Omitted From
W. C. T. C. Graduates
The names of four Macon county
ladies who were two-year seniors
and received their diplomas at
Western Carolina Teachers college,
were j inadvertently omitted from
the ljst printed in The Press last
weeki Thev were : Lovicia Tustice
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Moses, Catherine Ramey, Lois
Henderson and Veva, Howard.
DILLARD MAN
FOUND DEAD
Lawrence Webb Shot In
Head While on Lone
Squirrel Hunt
Lawrence Webb, who lived at
Dillard, Ga., was found dead near
Commissioner's creek in Smith's
Bridge township, Tuesday evening
about dusk. The entire load from a
l(j-gauge shotgun had entered his
forehead and the gun was found
lying at his feet. From the position
of the body it was thought that he
had been sitting on a log when the
gun was fired. . '
Mr. Webb spent Monday night at
the home of Lester Greene and
Tuesday morning borrowed Mr.
Greene's gun to go squirrel hunt
ing. He told Mrs. Greene that if
he had no luck he would soon re
turn and work in the corn field.
Mr. Greene returned Tuesday
afternoon about 5 o'clock from a
road job where he was employed,
and when Webb failed to come in
he became uneasy and started out
to investigate. He and others had
heard a gun shot about 5 o'clock
and this made him fear that Webb
had met with an . accident. The
search was continued until the body
was found.
Sheriff A. B. Slagle was notified
Wednesday morning and left for
the scene immediately, accompain
ed by Deputy Sheriff John Dills,
Coronor C. M. Moore and Harley
R. Cabe, clerk of the superior
court.
An inquest was held and several
witnesses were examined and the
jury brought in a verdict to the ef
fect that Webb died by his own
hand, and that it might be either
accident or suicide. The jury was
composed of the. following: Arthur
Carpenter, Alden Justice, Charlie
Battles, George Beasley, Warren
Castle and J. L. Norton.
Mr. Webb was the son of Mr.
and Mrs. Will Webb, of Dillard,
Ga., and the body was taken there
for burial.
Reunion
Of Gibson Family Held
Last Sunday
The Gibson reunion was held
Sunday at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. S. C. Leathcrman at West's
Mill, with approximately 250 rela
tives and invited friends present.
"Aunt Betsy Jane" Grant, who
celebrated her 97th birthday anni
versary on "Wednesday, June 9, and
who is a granddaughter of the late
Samuel Gibson, xwas unable to at
tend this gathering on account of
illness.
Speakers on the program were
Judge John Harwood and Vance
A, Browning, of Bryson City. Paul
ine and A. L. Smiley, also of Bry
son City, rendered several duets
during the day.
Music was furnished by different
quartets from Swain, Jackson and
Macon counties.
Mrs. Ray Gibson was presented
a nice box of candy for guessing
nearest to the number of the living
descendants of the late Samuel Gib
son, which totaled 1,216 this year.
The three sisters present were
Mrs. Margaret Carter, of Ander-.
son, S. G, Mrs. Fannie Dillard, of
Demorest, Ga., and Mrs. Nancy
The reunion will be held with
Mrs. Cardon on the second Sunday
in June next year.
Meeting to Begin At
Union Methodist Church
A series of services will be held
at the Union Methodist church, be
ginning on Sunday night, July 4.
Rev. Mr.' Echols, of Clayton, Ga.,
will do the preaching. Rev., O. E.
Croy, pastor, will be in charge of
the, music,
    

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