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VOL. LIL NO. 43
FRANKLIN, N. C, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 28, 1937
$1.50 PER YEAR
Conference Moves Three
Preachers From Local
The Western North Carolina con
ference of the Southern Methodist
church closed in Asheville Sunday
; night with the reading of appoint
ments. This conference was described as
one of the most successful in re
The conference made many changes
in this, the Waynesville district,
transferring many pastors to new
Kev. -C. C. Herbert, Jr., who has
been pastor of the Franklin Meth
odist church for thepast four years,
was transferred to Walkertown in
the Winston-Salem district. Mr.
Herbert will .be succeeded in Frank
lin by : Rev. J. E. Abernathy, of
Rev. J. J. Edwards, who has
been in 1charge of the Franklin
circuit, goes to the Murphy circuit
and will be succeeded by Rev. H.
Rev. O. E. Croy, who has been
pastor of the Macon circuit, wil
go to Woodleaf, and Rev. J. C
per; Macon circuit, J. C, Swaim;
Following will be found the ap
pointments for the Waynesville
Presiding , elder, W. A. Rollins ;
Andrews, W.. S. Smith; Bethel, T.'
CiHighfill; Brevard, J. H.; Bren
dall, Jr.; frevard circuit, to be sup
plied; Bry son. City, A. L. Rayle;
Canton, D.; E. Camak ; Clyde, E. C.
Price; Cuflowhee. G G. Hefner.
Crabtree, A. F. Fhibbs; Delwood,
T. C. Stokes: Fines Creek. I. N.
Snow; Franklin, J. E. Abernethy;
Franklin circuit, H. S. Williams;
Havesville. W. T. Hackney; High
lands, W, F. Breadle; Jonathan, H.
L. LeF.evers; Junaluska, J. H. Car1-
Swaim will succeed him here.
Murphy, W A. Barber; Murphy.
circuit, to be supplied.
Robbinsville, G. L, Lovett, sup
ply; .Sylva, A. P. Ratledge; Way
nesville, J. G. Huggin, Jr.; Webster,
G. A. Hovis., supply; Whittier, Mc
Raev Crawford; and missionary to
Brazil C. W. Clay.
The preachers who have teen
transferred from charges in this
section to other fields will go with
the' best wishes of the people of all
denominations. They have served
well and faithfully, and their go
ing is deeply regretted . by all in
the communities where their work
has carried them.'
The new pastors who are coming
to us will be welcomed by the
churches land the general public
and it is hoped that they will be
made .to feel at home in the com
munities to which they are as
sighed. Prof. Madison To
Speak At Iotla
, Prof. R. L. Madison, of Sylva,
will speak at the lotla Baptist
church oni Sunday evening, No
vember 7, beginning at 7:30. The
public is cordially invited to at
tend these services.
,'. (Prce9 listed below are , subject
to change without notice.) '
Quoted by Farmers Federation, Inc.
Chickens, heavy breed, hens 12c
Chickens light weight, lb. ... 9c
Fryers, heavy, lb. . . . 16c 1
Fryers, light, lb. ........... 14c
Eggs, doz. 25c
Old Corn .$1.00
New Potatoes, No. 1, bu. . . .65
Quoted by Nantahala Creamery .
Putterfat, lb. , . , , , f , . , , . ,,,, 31c ,t
Of Episcopal Church Holds
Fifty women attended the dis
trict meeting of the Women's
Auxiliary of the Episcopal church,
held in St. Agnes' church, on Oc
tober 26, representing churches in
Saluda, Hendersonville, Brevard,
Highlands and Franklin.
Officers attending included the
Rt. Rev. Robert S. Gribbin, D. D.,
Bishop of Western North Carolina;
Mrs. Thomas J. Wooldridge, pres
ident of the Auxiliary; Misses
Mary Kimberly and Mona Con
nell, of Asheville; Mrs. P. F. Pat
tori and Mrs. T. W. Eubank, of
Hendersonville; Mrs. W. H. Wag
ntt, Valle Crucis; and Mrs. R. E.
Blair, Saluda. v
Reports of the recent national
convention of the Episcopal church
Holy communion was celebrated
by Bishop Gribbin, assisted by the
rector, Rev. Frank Bloxham, and
noonday prayers were led by Rev.
Harry Perry, of Brevard.
Social Security Payments
Pile Up In National
Uncle Sam already has harrowed
almost a billion dollars from the
nation's wage earners under pro
visions of the social security, act.
treasury ledgers showed today, .
The act envisions the building of
a huge reserve' fund which eventu
ally will aggregate more than $40,
000,000,000 if the law remains un
Special treasury obligations are
issued to the reserve fund. Bene
fits under the. old age pension and
unemployment compensation pro
grams are to be paid from it.
In treasury practice, tax collec
tions under the security act flow
into the government's general fuad.
or pool of ready cash. These col
lections are spent for day-to-day
Against these collections, the
treasury deposits the special obli
gations in reserve accounts. These
obligations in effect are promises to
pay off old age and unemployment
The obligations thus far have ag
gregated $916,000,000, and the treas
ury is indebted to the country's
workers in that amount. "'
President Roosevelt, noting in his
revised budget message effects of
the security law and the parallel
railroad retirement act said a total
of $1,075,000,000 in special reserve
account obligations would be issued
during this fiscal year.
That total, he said, would be suf
ficient to finance the estimated
$695,000,000 net deficit and reduce
the debt outstanding in the. hands
of the public by $380,000,000.
This system of borrowing event
ually may have a profound effect
on investment practice, because it
means a shift in federal borrowing
from the money markets to those
who pay security taxes. ,
Persons 'who have salted away
their tax-free federal' obligations
may find this field of investment
drying up. , , . .
So far, the treasury has not ac
tually bought back any of its out
standing obligations from investors,
but this will be done as . the re
serve fund piles up.
Box Supper At ,r
Iotla Saturday Night
There will be a box supper held
at the Iotla school house Saturday
night, October 30,. with the pro
ceeds being used for the benefit
of the 'school; Tht public is cordi
ally invited, , ; - . ,.. ,'
REA LINES FOR
Money Allotted For .31
Miles; Will Serve
"The rural electrical administra
tion, has allotted $10,000 (or the
construction of 2 miles of lines in
Rabun county, Ga., and Macon
county, N. C. The project is spon
sored by the Rabun Land and
Water company, of Atlanta, Ga.
The lines are expected to serve
about 100 customers in the specific
territory in Georgia and North
J. B. McCrary, 25 Marietta street,
Atlanta, owns the sponsoring com
pany which has a hydoelectric plant
and is already serving 77 customers.
The company will add. $8,000 of its
own funds to the government loan.
A schedule for legal and engi
neering steps will be 'sent 'to Mr.
McCrary by the REA in the near
future. Strict adherence to this
schedule which is set up to assist
in the orderly and efficient handl
ing of the work, will enable the
farmers on these lines to begin us
ing electricity by next summer.
The normal progress schedule for
REA projects has been established
on the basis of average conditions.
Local conditions beyond the control
of anyone often cause delays. One
of the most frequent causes of de
lays is the difficulty in securing
rights-of-way. No REA funds may
be used to pay for rights-of-way. .
A number-, of .farmers in.- the, sec
tion around Otto and. on to the
Georgia line will be served by this
new development, which is the first
REA project in this part of the.
Will Speak On
Missions In China
On Wednesday evening, Novem
ber 3, at 7i30 o'clock the' Rev.
Lewis H. Lancaster will speak on
the Foreign Mission situation in
China at the Franklin Presbyterian
Mr. Lancaster was to have re
turned to., his station at Taichow
Fu, China in August, but due to
the war he has been granted an
extended furlough and is at pres
ent on a tour of the churches of
Asheville Presbytery. He is an
inspiring and charming speaker and
able to give many interesting side
lights on the Sino-Japanese con
The meeting will be in the order
of an address by Mr. Lancaster
and a discussion period. Everyone
is cordially invited to attend.
Moose Lodges To
Give Dance Friday
A dance will be given in Odd
Fellows Hall over the stores of
Leach Bros, and E. K. Cunning
ham, Friday evening, sponsored by
the Loyal Order of Moose, and a
large attendance is expected from
Franklin , and several other towns
in Western .North Carolina.
An admission fee of 50 cents will
be charged for the men, and
ladies will be admitted free. Tnere
will ' be square and round dancing.
Mtisic will be furnished by the
Fifth Sunday Singing
Convention Here Sunday
The fifth Sunday singing con
vention will meet, in the Macon
county court house Sunday, Oc
tober 31, for an all day singing,
announced J. M. Raby, president. '
Singers from other counties, as
well as from out-of-state, have a
special invitation to come with
quartets,' duets and classes and help
make the day . worth while.
, All singers in the county are
urged o be present. ,
To Sponsor Carnival And
The junior class of the Franklin
high school will sponsor a Hallo
ween carnival and keno party Fri
day evening at 7:30. The juniors
claim to have a good time in store
for everyone present. Among the
attractions of the evening, are a
one-act play; string music; fortune
telling, sideshows, contests, and a
keno party. The girls have made
cakes, pies and candy, and the boys
will sell cold drinks and hot dogs.
For the keno party many attrac
tive prizes have been donated by
the- following individuals and 'busi
ness firms of Franklin:
Macon County Supply" company,
vase; L. B. Phillips, wash and
grease job; Mrs. G. G. Watkins,
peaches; pearl's Caie, 35 cent din
ner; Sloan's Market, coffee; ,R.
A. Pattan, $1.00; Alacon Theatre,
one ticket; City Barber Shop, hair
cut; Jones & Jones, six pencils;
Sutton's Cafe, one meal; The Tav
ern, cake; A & P Store, coffee;
rcople s Market, spiced prunes ;
Franklin Barber Shop, hair cut;
Kelly's Tea .Room, note book ;
Henry West, toilet soap ; . Crisp's
Studio, ticket for picture ; W. L.
McCoy, books; E. K. Cunningham
& Co., flowers; Schulman's Store,
hose; ' Blumenthal's Store, razor
and powder;' Polly's Store, two
towels; Pearl's Beauty Shop, sham
poo and set; City Market, crack
ers ; '", Esther's Beauty Shop, sham
poo and set ; Frances' Shop, dish ;
Arnold's Cafe ticket for one meal;
Economy Cleaners," cleaning two
suits; Franklin Press,. one year sub
scription; Roy Carpenter, five
quarts Gulf , Pride, oil; Angel's
Shoe Shop, 25 cents repair on
shoes; Johrl Cunningham's Service
'Station, radiator flush; Sanders'
Store, incense burner, City Dry
Cleaners, 25 cents; Pay-and-Take-It,
toilet soap; Farmer's federa
tion, dish and Supersuds; Sinclair
Station, grease job; J. B. Pender
grass, necktie; Roy. Cunningham,
five pounds of sugar; Macon Fur
niture company, bed lamp; Bryant
Furniture company, rug ; Pure Oil
Pep Station, grease job, and others.
The Juniors wish to express their
appreciation to the donors of the
prizes, and also to others who have
cooperated in making the carnival
First P e r i o d Of Trade
. Expansion Campaign '
' Closed Saturday
The Bryant Furniture company
closed the first period of their big
trade expansion campaign Saturday
afternoon at 3 o'clock, and prem
imums were awarded as follows:,
' First ward, range Miss John
nie! Edwards, of Highlands. .
Second, bedstead K. E.' Hyde,
Franklin. , ,K
Third, mattress Larry Williams!
Cartoogechaye. ; ..
Fourth, chest 'of drawers Mrs.
Frank Tallent, Franklin.,
Fifth, rockirig chair, Sherman
The last period of the campaign
will close oh December 24, and
Mr. Bryant states that all putstand-
mg coupons will be good to com
pete for the final awards.
Macon Furniture Cop
Starts New Campaign
The Macon Furniture company
starts this week a- big fall cam
paign which, will run until Decern-,
ber 24, when six valuable premiums
will be awarded. See their full
page ad in this issue. , '
Red Cross Drive Starts
Armistice Day; Ends
By REV. FRANK BLOXHAM
Chairman lof Red Croi Roll Call
Committee for Macon County
Once again the people of Macon
county are ' to be given an oppor
tunity to share in the work of the
American Red Cross. ..
v The Annual Roll Call for mem
berships will be held at the usual
time, November 11 through the 25.
The achievements of the past
should act as a spur to lead us
on to greater successes this year.
,lt is very gratifying to note that
for the past three years we have
increased our memberships each
year. Last year the total exceeded
the 300 mark, and this year we
are asked to try and make it 50U.
As a county we should be content
with nothing less than this small
figure but should aim to -make it
even more. If we each d6 'our part,
the goal will easily ,be ''reached. -:
Times have greatly unproved .for'
us all and we have had no catas
trophe to create havoc - in.-, our .
midst. We should indeed be thank-
ful and express our gratitude in
a tangible way. Let us ever ; re--member
that by subscribing" our. '
membership dollar to the American '
Red Cross we are actually becom
ing a part of the organization, and
we, can say, in every disaster that
overtakes any section, of the Coun- ;
try, that we are at work there -helping
to relieve distress and care
foi? need. ' J
. - Carries Out Vatt Pnognam
So many people say that even:
after . joining the Red - Cross ' at
this time of the year they have .
been called upon, in . cases of
major disasters, to contribute to
emergency funds. That is true. The'
Red Cross is carrying out a vast
program of relief, safety, health,
first aid, home nursing, '.etc., all
the while, for which funds are
regularly contributed at- the tune
of the Roll Call, and ; when these
other major, disasters, da overtake ,
portions of our country a call must
be made, for funds to meet an
emergency that could not be an
ticipated, and which it was hoped ,
would not occur. .''.,
The work of the Red Cross
immense -and I hope during ' the
next few weeks to give in a series
of : articles ' some account of the.
work being done. . .
I am grateful to The Franklin
Press for this " opportunity to 'ac-
quaint you . with the work for I
feel, that if you know "what is be
ing done you . will as has been the
cae in the- past, cheerfully support
Tuck away that dollar now so
that you will have it ready when
worker asks you to join up this
Week Of Prayer
The Franklin Presbyterian church,
is observing;. this week, October 24
31, as a Week; of Prayer and Self
Denial for. -Home -Missions - along
with the. other, churches of the
Presbyterian church in the U. S.
A special offering for home mis
sions will be received at the Sun
day morning service at 11 o'clock
as the pastor brings a special mes
sage on Home Missions. The pub
lic is cordially invited to the serv-
Box Supper Saturday
At Clark's Chapel
t There will be a box supper at
Clark s Chapel school house next
Saturday-night,. October 30, fol
lowed by a ne'gro play.
Proceeds will be used for the
benefit of the school.
The public is cordially invited to