North Carolina Newspapers

    VOL. LI I, NO. 25
Legion and Scouts To
Sponsor All - Day
Fete July 5
Independence Day will be cele
brated in Franklin on Monday, July
5, with a day and night program
sponsored by the American Legion
and the Boy Scouts.
The program from 9 to 12 in the
morning will consist of races, con
tests and various athletic events,
with prizes for each event. All
of this program will be free.
i ,In the afternoon from 2 to 4
there will be a series of boxing
bouts at 'the courthouse for which
a small admission will be charged.
The proceeds will go to the Legion-Scout
benefit fund. .
There will be a fireworks display
and street dancing at night from 9
to 12.-
The full program will be an
nounced next week.
Yale Confers Degree
On J. G. K. McClure
James G. K. .McClure, of Hickory
Nut Gap, near Asheville, received
'. an honorary degree of master of
arts at Yale university, New Haven,
Conn., Wednesday morning, accord-
ing to an Associated Press dispatch.
Mr. McClure, president of the
Farmers Federation and. of the
American Forestry association, went
to New York on business, last week,
going from that city toNew Hav
en for the Yale commencement
exercise. Ten other persons, in
eluding Secretary of State Corde
Hull, were given honorary degrees
Mr. McClure is a Yale graduate
having been a member of the clas
of 1906. He holds one other hon
orary degree bachelor of science
from Berea college, Berea, K.y
conferred in 1929.
Coming to this section in 1916,
Mr. McClure has been prominent
ever since in agricultural, conserva
tian and civic affairs. In 1920 he
nrfranized a trrouo of Fairview
farmers into a cooperative organi
zation that became the nucleus o
the. Farmers Federation. Since the
organization of the larger group
a few years later he has served as
its president and general manager
He was elected president of ' the
forestry association last December
Death of Little
Ruby Irene Rickman
Ruby Irene, the six-weeks-old
infant of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Rick
man, died at their home at West's
Mill, Tuesday afternoon about
o'clock, after a week's illness caus
ed from a stomach infection.
Funeral services were held at the
Cowee Baptist church Wednesday
afternoon at 3 o'clock, with Rev
N. E. Holden, former pastor, m
charge of the services.
Surviving aire the parents and
three- brothers, Ervin, Edward and
Cecil; the grandparents, Mr. and
Mrs. R. R. Rickman, of West's
Mill, and Mr. and Mrs. C. H.
Sawyer, of Brasstown, and several
Uncles and aunts.
Produce Market
(Prices listed below are subject
to change without notice.)
Quoted by Fanners Federation, Inc.
Chickens, heavy breed, hens 12c
Chickens, light weight, lb. .. 9c.
Fryers, lb. 20c
Eggs, doz. ............ ...... 20c
Corn, bu. .....$1.15
Wheat, bu, .$1.20
Yellow Mammoth Soy
Beans, buy ............... .$2.00
Lorida Beans,- bu. ..... . . . . . .$2.50
Virginia Brown Beans, bu. . .$2.50
Quoted by Nantahala Creamery
Butterfat, lb. 27c
Convict Shot
While Attempting Escape
From Road (Liang
Attempting escape, Henry Old
ham, 21, of Winston-Salem, was
shot by J. C. Brong, guard of
Hayesville, in the left arm Monday
afternoon while working on the
road in the Briartown section of
Macon county.
Oldham was tried and convicted
in Rowan county for robbery with
firearms and sentenced from 10 to
15 years in the state prison. He
entered state prison camp in Frank
lin, May 5, 1937. He is receiving
treatment in the camp hospital.
He is the son of Mrs. Lucy J.
Barley, of Winston-Salem.
IV. A. M'GAHA, 72,
Prominent Citizen Of
West's Mill Goes
To Reward
William Alfred McGaha, 72, died
at his home at ..West's Mill at 8:30
Thursday night, June 17, following
an illness of several months due to
heart complications and a kidney
The funeral was held on Friday
afternoon at the Cowee, Baptist
church which was crowded with
friends and neighbors who mourn
ed his. passing. The funeral services
were conducted by Rev. R. F. May-
berry, pastor, assisted by Rev. C. C
Herbert, . pastor. -of the Franklin
Methodist church.
Rev. Mr. Mayberry read the obit
uary, and paid tribute to Mr. Mc-
Gaha's character and life as citi
zen, church member and neighbor
in his county and. community.
The Junior Order of United
American Mechanirs conducted the
final services at the grave in the
churchyard adjoining with the im
pressive ritual of the order. Beauti
ful floral offerings attested to the
wide circle of sympathetic friends.
Mr. McGaha was born at West's
Mill May 2, 1865, the son of George
and Jane Tippett McGaha, and
spent his entire life here except
for a few years' residence in Bry
son City. He was a member of the
Cowee Baptist church since 1901,
and a member of the Junior Order
of United American Mechanics,
Cullasaja Chapter, No. 158.
Surviving are his widow, the for
mer Miss Jennie Morrison; two
sons, F. P. McGaha, of Seattle,
Wash., J. Fred McGaha, of West's
Mill; one daughter, Mrs. Lester b
Conley, of Franklin, four grand
children and one sister, Mrs. Joseph
Shepherd, of Leatherman.
Forestry Duties Are
Assumed By E. Hinson
MURPHY, June 23. Ernest Hin
son has arrived in Murphy to take
up his duties as sub-district for
ester in this area which includes
the five westernmost counties of
North Carolina and three counties
in Georgia.
He will work with the county
agents of the eight counties on re
forestation and soil-erosion projects.
This area includes Cherokee, Clay,
Graham, Macon, and Swain coun
ties in North Carolina, and Union,
Towns, and Fannin counties in
Bailey Condemns
Relief Measure
Following up his blast last night
against Governor Earle for the use
of troops in Pennsylvania, Senator
osiah W. Bailey issued another
ormal statement to the press re
iterating his views on the relief bill
which Tuesday passed the senate.
"The advocates of the spending
policy won an emphatic victory,"
the senior North Carolina senator
declared. "The bill was .not a re-
ief billit was a spending policy
bill.". v ;
Recreational Center Also
To Be Constructed
,On Same Lot
Curb market stalls and a play
ground are under construction on
the property recently acquired by
the county, extending through the
block from Main street to Church
The county commissioners, with
the cooperation of the Woman's
Home Demonstration club and the
Recreation committee, are sponsor
ing this joint project. The curb
market, which has been in success
ful operation each Saturday, under
the direction of Mrs. T. J. O'Neil,
county home demonstration agent,
has needed this shelter for protec
tion from rain and sunshine, so
that this action of the commission
ers has insured the continuance and
growth of the curb market where
the county and town women enjoy
mutual benefit of sale and purchase
of fresh products from the farm
The development of a community
recreation center on this vacant
property is further planned by the
recreation committee of the county,
under the direction of recreation
supervisor, Dr. T. J. O'Neil, who
states that the plan includes the
construction of tennis, croquet, and
soft ball courts, which will he
ready for use during the next few
Bite of Black Widow
Spider Rarely Filal
RALEIGH, June 23 The bite of
the black widow spider is painful
and may be very serious, but it is
not fatal, per se, according to
statement made here, by Dr. Car:
V. Reynolds, state health officer
for . North Carolina. He said that
numerous inquiries on this subject
led him to make this fact plain, "in
order to allay the inordinate fear
of this insect," now reported pre
valent in many sections of the
state. He urged caution, however,
and said it would te well to shun
all spider webs, the presence of
which should be reported to their
elders by children discovering them,
in order that they be destroyed
and the danger of bites, thereby,
be minimized.
"It is not impossible,". Dr. Rey
nolds continued, "that a spider bite
lead to death as a contributory
cause. To say the least, such con
dition might easily accentuate the
suffering of the patient from some
unrelated cause. It is well always to
bear in mind the advisability of
safeguarding against the bite of
the black "widow, which is painful
and toxic, even if not fatal. The
habitat of the spider is the web,
and when this is invaded, the
mother spider's home-loving in
stinct leads her to launch an at
tack. The same is true of the malaria-bearing
mosquito. It is the
female of the anopheles species
that injects the poison into the
human system when drawing blood
for the riurishment of her own
body, in order that she may lay
eggs and produce young.
Dr. Reynolds warned against the
.use of whiskey or any other form
of alcohol in a condition of this
kind, it having been established, he
said, that this is "just about the
worst possible medicine" and should
not be resorted to in any event.
Complete Tally Gives
Wake Wets 1,372 Win
Complete but unofficial reports
from all 45-Wake county precinct
gave wets a. l,.V-vote majority,
with 7,932 ballots for county control
and 6,560 against.
Raleigh voted wet by 2,161 ma
jority, while precints outside the
city gave drys a 1,211 lead.
Mrs. Max Losner, of Miami, is a
guest at Trimont Inn.
Of Second Story On Bill
ings Building
M. D. Billings will -begin next
week the erection of a second story
on his building across the street
from the court house, and which is
now occupied by the A & P store,
the Nantahala Power & Light com
pany, John Moore and the City
The new structure will ( contain
12 modern office rooms equipped
with all conveniences, and will be
a valuable addition to the business
section of Franklin.
Funeral Conducted At
Union M. E. Church
James Marion McConnell, 73,
died Tuesday morning at 6 o'clock,
after being a patient in Angel hos
pital for more than a month. He
recently underwent an operation
which proved of no avail in reliev
ing "his trouble. Death was caused
from Bright's disease.
Mr. McConnell was a .leading
farmer in his community in early
life, and was a man of outstanding
character, standing always for the
betterment of his community and
his fellowmen.
He was a steward in the Union
Methodist church where he had
been a member for many yeaTS. -
Funeral services were held at the
Union Methodist church Tuesday
afternoon at 4 o'clock. Rev. O. E.
Croy, pastor, was in charge of the
service.- .
Mr. McConnell is survived by his
widow, the former Miss Carrie
Hopkins; two sons, Morris, of
Prentiss, and John, of Henderson
ville, and one daughter, Mrs. Claude
Thompson, of Carnesville, Ga., by
his first marriage to Miss Sarah
Thomas. He is also survived by
nine grandchildren and one brother,
Charlie McConnell, of Martin, Ga.
Only Grade A Cafes
May Serve Wine
RALEIGH, June 23. None but
Grade A eating places may serve
wine. Following the attorney gen
eral's ruling Dr. Carl V. Reynolds,
state health officer, issued a for
mal statement, in which he said.
"The 'board of health is not in
terested, per se, in the sale of
wine, but it is profoundly interest
ed' in the rating of cafes and res
taurants, in order that the people
may be rendered assurance of pro
tection against food poisons, impure
milk, unhealthy personnel serving
the public and. insanitary condi
tions. "The law has placed a solemn
obligation upon us, and we feel a
deep sense of our responsibility
and will meet it in no .uncertain
"One of the major questions wor
rying the state board of health is
the inability of counties without
organized health departments to
secure Grade A ratings, they not
having sanitary inspectors qualified
to grade dairies. All hotels, cafes,
restaurants, etc., are graded accord
ing to the lowest grade of milk
used in such establishment. This
will force unorganized counties to
secure milk inspection or the eat
ing places must get their milk from
sources that can furnish Grade A
"The ruling has been made, and
it will be enforced, strictly," Dr.
Reynolds concluded.
Several provisions of the social'
security act are primarily for the
benefit of the fanner and residents
of rural communities. These include
maternal and child care, crippled
children, public health and other
$1.50 PER YEAR
Assistant Supervisors
From 11 States In
12-Day Meeting
Assistant forest supervisors and
fire assistants from 11 southern
states began their training confer
ence in Franklin, at the Franklin
Terrace, on June 14, according to
Paul H. Gerrard, supervisor of the
Nantahala national forest. The con
ference will last twelve days, and
is under the supervision of Joe R..
Riebold, regional training officer
for the U. S. forest service.
The conference is devoted to the
study of training methods which
will be used by forest service of
ficials in training personnel and
CCC enrollees in more efficient
methods of fire control, road con
struction, timber and game manage
ment, as well as other phases of
Joseph C. Kircher, of Atlanta, na
tional forester for the southern
region, made the opening address
of the conference. The importance
of training was stressed in the
opening remarks of forester Kirch
er "A well trained personnel,
thoroughly versed in all phases of
forest work, means the achieve
ment of our aim the efficient and
economical operation of our nation
al forests."
Those attending the conference
are: G. K. Stephenson, Alabama
national forest, Montgomery, Ala.;
Roswell Leavitt, Chattahoochee na
tional forest, Gainesville, Ga. ; E.
W. Renshaw and V. B. McNaugh
ton, Cherokee national forest, Cleve
land, Tenn. ; H. E. Howard, Flor
ida national forest, Tallahassee,
Fla.; H. G. Knoch, Nantahala na
tional forest, Franklin, . N. C. ; T.
N. Burch, Ouachita national for
est, Hot Springs, 'Ark. ; J. L.' Aver
ell, Ozark national forest, Russell
ville, Ark.; C. H. Overbay, Pisgah
national forest, Asheville, N. C;
F. W. Bennett, Mississippi national
forest, Jackson, Miss.; R. N. Mc-
Kinley, South Carolina national for
est, Columbia, S. C. ; H. S. Redding
and W. C. Callender, Keratchie na
tional forest, Alexandria, La.; L.
N. Whipple, Texas national forest,
Houston, Texas ; Carl T. Jones, for
est service, CCC unit, Chattanooga,'
Tenn. . . .
State Constitution
Commission Named
The following prominent, North
Carolinians have been appointed on
the state commission to cooperate
with the national commission on
plans for observing the 150th an
niversary of the formation of the
Constitution of the United States:'
Governor Clyde R. Hoey, W. P.
Stacy, chief justice of the supreme
court; Henry M. London, secretary
of the N. C. historical commission;
Walter Murphy, Salisbury; Thomas
J. Gold, High Point; Judge John J.
Parker, Charlotte ; Judge E. Y.
Webb, Shelby ; A. D. MacLean,
Raleigh ; Isaac C. Wright, Wilming
ton ; J. G. Merrimon, Asheville.
Health Nurses Hold
Annual Conference
Nurses employed by the state
board of health to work in un
organized counties held their an
nual conference in Raleigh. They
conferred with Dr. Carl V. Rey
nolds, state health officer; Dr. G.
M. Cooper, assistant state health
officer and director of the division
of preventive medicine, and others,
while at the state health building.
These nurses have charge of mid
wife and school inspection and oth
er work, for the performance of
which they are responsible to the
board of health, through Dr. Coop
er's division. While there, they dis
cussed plans for the future, includ
ing the revision of reports, etc,

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