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VOL. LI I, NO. 28
FRANKLIN, N. C, THURSDAY, JULY 15, 1937
$1.50 PER YEAR
Democratic Floor Leader
In Senate Found
Senator Joseph T. Robinson,
democratic floor leader in the
United States senate, friend and
warm supporter of the President,
was found dead in the bathroom
of his Washington Ahome Wednes
day, lie was 64 years of age.
Senator Robinson has been dem
ocratic leader since 1922, and was
in charge of the administration's
measures in the senate. It was ex
pected that when the bills to re
organize the courts and tne execu
tive departments had been dispos
ed of he would be appointed to the
supreme, court to succeed Mr. Jus
tice Van Devanter, who recently
resigned on account of age.
The sudden death of the senate
leader shocked the capital and
threw the administration's legis
lative program into turmoil.
President Roosevelt, mourning
the loss of an intimate friend and
staunch supporter, issued the fol
lowing statement :
"In the face of a dispensation so
swift in its coming and so tragic in
the loss it brings to the nation, we
bow in sorrow. A pillar of strength
' is gone. A soldier has fallen with
face to the battle.
"I personally mourn the passing
of a greatly beloved friend whose
fidelity through long years never
wavered. Those who knew Joseph
Taylor Robinson best-recognized in
him the qualities of true liberal
thoughtMindful of the needs of
the under-privileged he was devot
ed always to improvement of the
. lot of the'" masses.
"In his going, Joe Robinson has
left a record in high achievement
as it was faithful in performance.
He never temporized with principle
nor bargained where the public in
terest was the issue.
"But, day by day, through long
service in high office, he brought
to the national councils the contri
bution of great learning and sound
wisdom a leadership inspired by
courage and guided by consummate
common sense and a devotion to
duty gfven without selfish interest.
' "And so death found him at the
last with hope unfaltering, with vis
' on undimmed and with courage un
afraid. Of him well may. it be said :
He has fought a good fight; he has
"finished his course; he has kept the
faith." , " ;
A state funeral will be held in
the senate chamber on Friday, a
brief simple service with a little
music and an eulogy by the senate
chaplain, the Rev. ZeBarney T.
Phillips. President Roosevelt will
Then, accompanied by large dele
gations from the house and the
' senate, the body will be placed
aboard a special train, bound for
Little Rock. There a second serv
ice will be conducted on Sunday,
followed by interment.
Mr. and Mrs. Scott Christie and
. five chijdren, came in Friday from
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Chickens, heavy breed, hens 11c
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Fryers, lb. . 20c
Eggs, doz. .19c
Corn, bu. a.... $1.15
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.Butter fat, lb. , . '.. . . . ... ... 27c
Well Known Citizen, Dies
Thomas McCall, 74, died at his
home on Franklin Route 4, Satur
day evening at 9:30, after a serious
illness of six months. Death was
attributed to high blood pressure.
Funeral services were held at the
Sugarfork Baptist church Sunday
afternoon- at 3 o'clock. Rev J. F.
Burrcll and Rev. A. A. Angel were
in charge of the final rites.
Mr. McCall, a farmer, was a
member of the Clear Creek Baptist
Surviving are his widow, the for
mer Miss Elizabeth Webb, and four
daughters, Mrs. Prince Curtis and
Mrs. Charlie Curtis, of Otto; Mrs.
Herman . Russell, of Clayton, Ga.,
and Mrs. Thurman Moses, of
Franklin; four sons, Andy McCall,
of West's Mill: Henry McCall, of
New River, Tenn. ; Jasper McCall,
of Franklin, and George McCall,
of West's Mill.
Is Under Auspices Of
HIGHLANDS, July 14.-Dr. R.
S. Poor, head of the department
of geology, Birmingham-Southern
college and now teaching in the
summer school of Western Caro
lina Teachers college at Cullowhee,
will deliver the first lecture of the
season here under auspices of the
Highlands museum and biological
Dr. Poor will speak Friday after
noon at 4 o'clock in the Presby
terian church. His subject will be,
"The Mountains of North Carolina
a Geologic Romance." A large
crowd is expected to hear the lec
ture. Admission will be ' free.
The work of the museum has
started this summer with a great
deal of interest being displayed
among boys and girls and other
nature lovers. The various clubs
held their preliminary meetings for
organization and. to get acquainted.
From now on the boys' and girls'
nature club will meet each week
on Monday and Thursday at 4 p.
in,; the children's nature club will
meet on Monday at 2:30 p. m., and
the Highlands senior , natural his
tory club on Friday at 4 p. m. All
these meetings will be held in the
In each class the. members are
encouraged to do some study along
their Own lines as well as engage
in the general work of the group.
Excursions and trips into the sur
rounding courrtry are to be made
from time to time for the collect
ing of specimens and study in na
tural settings. Many of the children
have expressed a desire to study
the birds' of this section and the
museum has an excellent guide and
instructor in this field in the per
son of its ornithological specialist,
The museum is under the person
al direction of H. E. Wheeler, of
Birmingham, Ala., and it is being
daily visited by an increasing
number of persons.
Mr. Wheeler was in The Press
Office Wednesday and said that
they are continuing to collect for
exhibit .v representative home-made
crafts to show the skill of .the
mountaineer people of other days.
Miss Lassie Kelly, ,of Franklin,
has charge of collecting any ex
amples folks wish to loan to the
museum for exhibit this summer,
and will see that they are sent to
Highlands for. the purpose.
Mrs. Nat Macon, and Nat,: Jr.,
are visiting friends and relatives in
Nor fork Va., for several days.
Miss Tean Moore returned Mon-
duv from Wilson. where she had
been visiting relatives and friends.
NOTED OPERA STAR
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Noted Metropolitan Opera soprano, who will be heard in concert at
Lake Junaluska, N. C, on the night of July 23, under the auspices of
the Methodist Assembly. Mis? Tento'ni is the first in a concert series
which will bring Oscar Shumsky, violinist; Florence Franz, pianist,
and Paul Althouse, Metropolitan Opera tenor, to Junaluska, this summer.
(Story on Page Ten)
At Brevard College To Go
To Macon Girl
A scholarship amounting to $50
for Brevard college is available for
some Macon county girl.
This scholarship is given by the
Wayhesville district of the Wo
man's Missionary Societies of the
Methodist churches. This year the
scholarship is allotted' to Macon
county. Applications should be sent
to Mrs. Fred Slagle, Franklin Route
1, zone leader of the Macon coun
ty society. Any high school gradu
ate may apply. .
Brevard college is a self-help
junior college, located in Brevard
and is conducted by the Western
North Carolina conference of the
Southern Methodist church. About
400 students attend each. year. The
self-help feature is modelled along
lines similar to Berea college and
the Mount . Berry .schools.
A student is enable to work out
practically, one-half of the annual
expenses of approximately $400.
Thus only $200 in money is. gener
ally necessary. The girl who re
ceives the $500. scholarship will
have the privilege of a year at
college for only $150 or perhaps
Legion To Meet
Next Monday Night
The regular monthly meeting of
the American" Legion will be held
next Monday night, July 1.9, at 8
New officers will be elected for
the ensuing year and delegates se
lected to attend the state conven
tion at Durham' July 25-27.
, The Franklin post, with 117 mem
bers, is the strongest post west of
Refreshments vwill be served at
the meeting Monday night. All leg
ionaires are urged to attend.
A. L. Leach and the Rev J. A.
Flanagan spent last week in east
ern Carolina on a vacation tour,
visiting' Raleigh, Myrtle Beach,
Charleston, S. C., and Columbia,
S. C before their return to Frank
lin on last Monday
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First Drawing By New
The jury for the August term
of superior court for Macon coun
ty was drawn Monday1 by the jury
commission, composed of Alex
Moore, Franklin; Charlie Rogers,
Prentiss, - and Sam Gibson, lotla,
who were appointed by the last
legislature. The jury has heretofai
been drawn by the county commis
First week:R. L. Norton, Dillard,
Ga., Route 1; Jess Estes, Cullasaja;
R. L. Russell, Aquone; Don M.
Henderson, Cullasaja; J. R. Hyatt,
Franklin; D. J. Moses, Cullasaja;
Fred Conley, Prentiss; R. D.
Welch, Franklin Route 1 ; C. L.
Rowland, Franklin Route 3; G. A.
Shuler, Highlands; Carl Carpenter,
Prentiss; W. H. Bryson, West's
Mill ; . W. ' A. Houston, Highlands ;
F. H. Ledford, Franklin Route 3;
S. R. Crockett, Franklin Route 1 ;
Wilford H. Thompson, Cullasaja ;
W. M. Bryson, Cullasaja; Mack
Moffitt, Prentiss; E. D. Cross,
Flats; Paul Patton, Franklin Route
1 ; T. C. Vinson, Dillard, Ga. Route
1 ; G. A. Pendergrass, Kyle ; J. P.
Nichols, Franklin Route 2; Alfred
Leopard, Gneiss; Harry Hill, High
lands; Don'Dalton, Franklin Route
4; W. H. Cowart, Franklin Route
4; Richard Ammon, Ellijay; Frank
Dalrymple, Flats; J. H. Baty, High
lands; Walter Talley,' Highlands;
Glen Ray, Franklin; John ..Brown,
Highlands.; Claud D. McCaH, High
lands; Harley Younce, Kyle; J. B.
Ray, Nantahala; J. F. Crain, High
lands; Frank D. Ray, Franklin
Route 2; E. C. Painter, Leather
man; Otto McClure, Franklin Route
2; Frank B. Cook, Highlands; John
Ray,- Franklin Route 3 ; E. R.
Bradley, Otto; Vance Holbrooks,
West's Mill ; Carl Bateman, Kyle ;
L. M. Henson, Dillard, Ga. Route
1 ; Charlie Sutton, Franklin ; John
Gray, Franklin Route 2. "" ,
Second week: John' Ferguson,
(Continued on Pago Tn)
POWER CO. TO
Off Ices Being Prepared
In Billings Building
It has been announced that the
offices of the Nantahala Power &
Light company, located in Bryson
City since 1929, will be moved to
Franklin, as soon as offices now
being built are completed.
The company will occupy 12 of
fices in the Billings building, owned
by M. D. Billings, county superin
tendent of schools, which is located
just behind the courthouse. The
local office ' of the company now
occupies one of the ground floor
rooms in the building, and a second
story is being added which will
house the general offices.
The work on the building is be
ing pushed and the new office
rooms are expected to be ready
within a very few weeks.
Included in the families who will
move to Franklin are: Mr. and
Mrs. J. E. S. Thorpe, Mr. and
Mrs. Herbert Church and son, Ed
mond; Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Penn
and son, James; Mrs. Julia Wil
liams, Miss Calla Clement, S. L.
Coulter and Claude Bolton.
The announcement of the change
from Bryson City to Franklin was
made by J. E. S. Thorpe, president
of the Nantahala Power & Light
company, which is a subsidiary of
the Aluminum company of America.
Vacation Bible School
At Morrison Church
The Vacation Bible school to be
held in the Morrison ' Presbyterian
church on the Georgia road will be
gin on Monday morning at 9
o'clock, July 19, and continues
through the month. Classes will be
conducted each day for those of
the beginners, primary, junior, in
termediate, -and young people's de
partments. Each class will have a
period devoted to memory work,
Bible study, recreation, and dra
mitization. Two special summer,
workers under the direction of the
committee of . religious education, of.
Asheville Presbytery, Miss Lucilla
White, of Staunton, Va., and Mr.'
Boyd Underwood, of Columbia
Theological Seminary, Decatur, Ga.,
will be present to take charge of
Vfthe school. In addition to these,
Misses trances Kiddie and Alice
Barron, of Columbia, S. C, Miss
Rosalind "Bulgin, Mrs. Wilson
Smart, and Rev. and Mrs. J. A.
Flanagan " will assist in the work
of the school. Cars are being pro
vided to take the children from
Franklin who wish to attend the
school. The children of the Mor
rison community are being invited
and are expected to attend.
Singing Convention At
Ridgecrest Next Sunday
The third Sunday singing conven
tion will meet at the Ridgecrest
Baptist church Sunday afternoon,
July 18, at 1:30. AH singers in the
county have a special invitation,
announced R. D. West, president.
Rabun Gap School
Gets Large Endowment
Friends throughout the country
of the Rabun Gap-Nacoochee school,
Rabun Gap, Ga., wi,JJ rejoice that
the endowment vvfulsd campaign
which closed Junemp, has been
successful in establishing the fund
with a total of $410,000 secured,
$10,000 more than the amount
Dr. A. J. Ritchie, president of
the school, who actively conducted
the campaign during the kst : six
months, has returned to his home.
He reports that $250,000 was raised
from friends in the South, the bal
ance being secured in the North.
Among ' the contributors were the
Edward S. Harkness Foundation
and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller, Jr.
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