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VOL. L,IU NO. 6
FRANKLIN, N. C, THURSDAY, FEB. 10, 1938
$1.50 PER YEAR
Guy Houk And R. A.
Pattern In Race for
The . 1938 political campaign in
Macon county got under way this
week with the announcements of
Guy L. Houk for state senatdr
from the 33rd district and R. A.
Patton to succeed himself as repre
sentative in the general assembly.
Both announcements appear 5 else-
where in this issue.
Mr. Houk has been principal of
the Franklin schools since 1926 and
has practiced law since 1935. He is
also governo'r of the 190th district
of International Rotary, and was a
delegate to the conventions .held in
France and. Switzerland last year.
He is well informed on all public
matters, and an able and convinc
ing speaker, and is expected to
make a -very strong race.
The 33rd district consists of
Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Swain and
Macon counties. Two other candi
dates have already announced, -Jack
Morphew, of Robbinsville, and the
present incumbent, Dr. Kelly Ben
nett, of Bryson City.
Mr. Houk states that Macon
county is entitled to the senator
this year, as the county has had
only one since 1919.
Patton a Veteran Legislator
Mr. Patton is well versed in leg
islative affairs, having served in
both the senate and house, and he
asks the support of the voters in
'the democratic primary on his re
cord of service. He will make an
active campaign and hopes to talk
to all the voters in the county be
fore the primary.
Announcements for other offices
are expected to be made soon.
Grade Mothers Selected
For School By P.-T. A.
Mrs. John Wasilik, president of
the Franklin P.-T. A., has announc
ed the grade mothers chosen to
represent the following rooms:
Grade 1, Mrs. Elizabeth Guffey,
teacher, Mrs. Paul Gerrard; grade
2, Mrs. Kate Williams, teacher,
Mrs. S. H. Lyle, Jr.; grade 3, Mrs.
Hunter, teacher, Mrs. T. W. Angel,
Jr.; grade 5, Mrs. Barrington,
teacher, Mrs. John Wasilik, Jr.;
grade 5, Miss Moody, teacher, Mrs.
Gus Leach; grade 6, Mrs. Smart,
teacher, Mrs, H. H. Plemmons;
grade 7, Miss Katherine Porter,
teacher, Mrs. J. H. Carelock; grade
8, D. S. Herring, teacher, Mrs.
David Blaine ; grade 8, Hayes
Overcash, teacher, Mrs. B. W.
Woodruff; grade 8, Mrs. Helen
, Macon, teacher, Mrs. Cecil Pen
dcrgrass; grade 9, S. B. Campbell,
teacher, Mrs. Zeb Conley; grade 9,
Miss Gilliam, teacher, Mrs. Henry
Several rooms have .not yet se
lected grade mothers. These repre
sentatives or sponsers in the mem
bership of the P.-T. A. maintain
a contact with the pupils of the
rooms they represent, cooperating
with the teacher to secure the in
terest of mothers through the chilr
dren to attend meetings and work
for the objects of the association.
Prizes are given to rooms main
' tainiqg the largest attendance of
parents at meetings.
(Prices listed below are subject
to change without notice.) x
Quoted by Farmers Federation, Inc
Chickens, heavy breed, hens 14c
Chickens, light weight, lb. . . .10
New corn (shelled) 70c
Potatoes, No. 1, bu. . 70c
Quoted by Nantahala Creamery
Eutterfat, lb. 28c
J. W. Mashburn
Aged Citizen of Franklin
J. Wesley Mashburn, 82, died at
the home of his daughter, Mrs.
Willie Sanders, here Monday
morning at; 8 o'clock, following an
illness of several weeks. Death was
due to Brights disease with com
Funeral services were held at the
Iotla Methodist church Tuesday
morning at 11 o'clock. The Rev. H.
S. Williams, pastor, was in charge
of the services. Interment was in
the church cemetery;
Mr. Mashburn was a farmer and
a member of the Iotla Methodist
Surviving are his widow, the for
mer Miss Vira Crisp; one daugh
ter, Mrs. Willie Sanders, and four
sons, Charlie, Henry, Earl and
Perry Mashburn, all of Franklin.
Anniversary Of Founding
Being Observed By
The members of the local troop
of Boy Scouts are taking an active
part in the celebration of the 28th
anniversary of .the founding jof tb.e
Boy Scouts of America which was
opened Monday in a broadcast by
President Roosevelt. The celebra
tion includes the entire week.
The scouts have a display of
their handicrafts on exhibition in
Joseph Ashear's store window on
Main street, which is very re
markable indeed and shows that
much interest and progress is be
ing made from year to year in
They also took part in the pro
gram at the Franklin Rotary lunch
eon Wednesday; where they put on
a special scout broadcast.
On Friday evening at 7 :30 o'clock,
in the American Legion hall, the
annual parents-scouts banquet will
be held. George B. Patton, mayor
of Franklin, will be the principal
speaker of the evening. The, our
ministers of Franklin and the scout
troop committee will also be in
vited to the banquet. The supper
is being prepared by the mothers
of the scouts and about 80 in all
are expected to be present.
The scouts will also hold field
day at the school athletic field,
near the Franklin high school build
ing, Saturday afternoon at 3:30 if
the weather permits.
In connection with the Anniver
sary the local troop will hold a
union service at the Franklin Bap
tist church Sunday evening at 7:30
o'clock. A special message will bz
given by the Rev. James Huggins,
of Waynesville, and the boys them
selves will take a part in the ser
vices, which will close the week's
activities, announced James Hauser,
The local unit of the Girl Scouts
and their leader have a cordial in
vitation to attend the Sunday eve
ning services. Also all who are in
terested in the work which is being
done in the training of character
and good citizenship among boys.
Curb Market Open
The curb market, under the
management of Mrs. J. S. Gray,
has been operated every Saturday
during the winter in the old Mun
day building just below Kelly's
Tea Room on Main street.
The Home Demonstration clubs
of the county are sponsoring the
market which furnishes fresh dairy
products, poultry, eggs, winter veg
taibles, cakes, breads and canned
goods. The ladies of Franklin are
invited to patronize this market.
New Attesian Well Test
Shows 75 Gallons
Tests made last week of the
new artesian well which is being
drilled for the town of Franklin
showed a flow of 75 gallons per
minute, which is sufficient to
double the amount being obtained
from the two wells now in use.
The town board at the regular
meeting Monday night instructed
the contractor to go on with the
drilling until he struck bedrock, as
he is now drilling through soft
rock where he hopes to strike a
much greater -supply of water.
The well is 385 feet down, and
may go to a much greater depth
before hard rock is reached.
The new well is located on the
McConnell property on Iotla street,
on a lot 50 feet square on which
the town took an option several
months ago. The drilling is being
done 'by the Geo W. Lee Well
and Pump company, of Spartanburg,
This well will furnish sufficient
water, it is thought, to supply the
needs of 'the town for a number
of years, and will also make it
possible to do away with one of
the wells now in use which pro
duces only 25 gallons per minute.
Postmasters Met Monday
At Bryson City
Postmasters of the 11th Congress
ional District met at Bryson City
on February 7, 1938, at 7 p. m. at
the Cordell hotel.
The postmasters were welcomed
to Bryson City by welcome ad
dresses by T. D. Bryson, Jr., young
attorney ; S. W. Black, attorney,
and W. P. Martin, postmaster of
Talks were also made by Wythe
M. Peyton, postmaster of Asheville,
who is also president of. the asso
ciation of postmasters. Seventy
eight postmasters and several
guests were given supper at the
Five postmasters of Macon coun
ty were present : T. W. Porter, Sr.,
of Franklin; Mr.s. C. Tom Bryson,
of Cullasaja; S. E. Potts, of High
lands ; William R. Ramsey, of Tel
lico, and Carl D. Morgan, of Stiles.
Resolutions were adopted for the
betterment of the service and sent
to Senators Reynolds and Bailey.
It was also voted for the conven
tion to meet semi-annually in Feb
ruary and May each year. The
next meeting will 'be held at Tryon
in May. .
New Projector For
Blister Control Project
A new lantern slide projector has
recently been received by the white
pine blister rust control project for
its use in making demonstrations
in Western North Carolina. A set
of more than 50 slides, most of
them in color, is available for
showing at schools and other pub
lic gatherings. '
Any school or other group wish
ing to see the lantern slide exhibit
is requested to contact H. A; Whit
man, Jr., at Box 205, Franklin, or
at the blister rust control office in
the rooms ( the Wayah district
ranger, Nantahala national forest.
Singers To Meet
At Snow Hill
The third Sunday af ternopn sing
ing of the Macon county annual
ringing convention will meet with
the Snow Hill Methodist church on
February 20, beginning at 1 p. m.,
it was announced by Walter H.
Dalton, president. . '
All choirs quartets, duets and so
loists are especially invited to at
tend these services.
3 . !
R. A. Patton Who Has Entered
Race to Succeed Himself as
Representative in General
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Boise
Hall, Died Today
Charles Hall, son .of Mr. and
Mrs.' Boise Hall, died this (Thurs
day) afternoon from complications
following an attack of mumps. He
was taken to the hospital in an
unconscions condition Wednesday
morning, and it was thought this
morning that he was somewhat im
proved, but he became worse and
died early in the afternoon;
He is survived by his parents,
twosisters and two 'brother, Bergen,
Christine, Doris and Judson.
Funeral services will be held at
the Bryant Funeral Home Friday
morning at 10 :30, conducted by the
Rev. H. S. Williams, pastor of the
Macon circuit, and the Rev. J. A.
Flanagan, pastor of ' the Franklin
Presbyterian church. The body will
be taken to Arnold Plains cemetery
near Canton, the former home of,
Mrs. Hall, for interment.
J. M. Morrison and Mrs.
Jennie McGaha Were
72 Last Sunday
Mrs. Jennie McGaha and James
M. Morrison, twins, both of the
West's Mill community, celebrated
their 72nd birthday anniversary
Sunday. A birthday dinner was held
at the. home of Mrs. McGaha.
Mrs. McGaha and Mr, Morrison
are probably the oldest set of
twins in Macon county. They were
born and reared on Cowee and re
side about three miles aptrt. Mr.
Morrison lives on his father's old
home place. .
The twins are the son and daugh
ter of the late Joseph and Marga
.et Bryson Morrison.
On October 23, 1892, Mr. Morri
son was married to Miss Margaret
Ann Meadows, daughter of the late
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel J. Meadows.
To tljis union were born eight chil
dren, including one set of twins
who died in infancy. Only three of
the children are now, living. They
are Mrs. Furman . Guy, of West's
Mill ; Mrs. Charles Matlock and
LeRoy Morrison, of Winston-Salem.
Mrs. McGaha was married to
William A. McGaha, also of the
Cowee community, on January 14,
1886. They lived together to cele
brate their golden wedding anni
versary in 1936. To this union were
bord three children, all of whom
are living. They are F. Pierce Mc
Gaha, of Seattle, Wash., and Alas
ka; J. Fred McGaha, of West's
Mill, and Mrs. Lester S. Conley, of
Franklin. - The elder Mr. McGaha
died a number of months ao.
Well Beloved Lady Passes
At Franklin Home
Mrs! Lucilla Barnard Horn, 64,
died at her home in Franklin at 8
o'clock Sunday morning after a
week's illness. Last Monday she
suffered an apoplectic stroke.
funeral services were held at
10:30 o'clock Monday morning at
the Franklin Methodist church with
the Rev. J. E. Abe'rnethy, pastor,
in charge, assisted by the Rev. J.
A. Flanagan, pastor of the Frank
lin Presbyterian church. Burial was
in the Franklin cemetery.
Mrs.- Horn was the daughter of
the late Mr. and Mrs, William T.
Barnard and the widow of A. W.
Horn, one of Western North Caro
lina's leading attorneys who died in
1928. She was born in . Buncombe
county and moved to Macon county
when she was 10 years old. She
was a member of the Franklin
Methodist church and was inter
ested in community welfare.
Pallbearers were J. S. Conley,
C. L. Cartledge, W, C. Wilkes Dr.
W. A. Rogers, Dr. J. E. Fouts and
Survivors include two daughters,
Mrs. E. B. Sutton, of Decatur, Ga.,
and Mrs. J. E. Perry, of Franklin;
four brothers, H. L. and W. D.
Barnard, of the Iotla section of
Macon county ; J. L. Barnard, of
Franklin, and T, J. Barnard, of
Beech ; and "five grandchildren. A
son, Victor H. Horn, was killed in
action in France in 1918, in whose
memory members of the American
Legion placed a beautiful floral
gold star on Mrs. Horn's grave.
Team Being Organized by
In the future there will be an
added attraction at the basketball
games played in Franklin.
Mrs. Ben Woodruff and Mrs.
Joe E. Bush are organizing a girls'
team. Their first game will be play
ed Wednesday night, February 16,
at the high school gym. This team
will be under the management of
Charlie McCartney, and will be
known as the "Dolls." .
The team will ' consist of the
following players : Rosalind Bulgin,
Ruth Woodruff, Dorthy Bush, Ina
Henry, Ethel Thomason, Rachel
Slagle, Josephine Dixon, Molly
Slagle, Eloise Sherill, Josephine
Weaver and Margaret Dowdle.
The "Dolls" will start practice
Thursday night, anl will -play the
Andrews "Goonetts" here Tuesday
night, February 22, at which time
the local "Geeps" will meet the
The game will start at 8 o'clock.
Admission will be 10 and 25 cents. ,
Benefit of crippled children.
Double-Hauler Friday Night
There will be a double-header
basketball game at the high school
gym Friday night, February 11, be
ginning at 7:30.
The high school boys will play
the Glenville high school and the
Franklin "Geeps" will meet the
Methodist W. M. S. To
Have Zone Meeting
The zone meeting of the Wo
man's Missionary Society of the
Methodist churches of Macon coun
ty will meet with the Franklin so
ciety at the Franklin Methodist
church on Wednesday, February 23,
at "10:30 o'clock for an all day
Mrs. F. E. 'Branson, of Canton,
district secretary of the Waynes
ville district, will be present for
the meeting, and all societies are
urged to send, a large representation.
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