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VOL. LI 1 1, NO. 9
FRANKLIN, N. C, THURSDAY, MARCH 3, 1938
G. B. PATTON IN
Prominent Attorney Is
Candidate, Subject To
In ' this issue appears the an
nouncement of George B. Patton,
as a candidate for representative of
Macon county in the general as
sembly, subject to the actiibn of the
Democratic primary to be held in
Mr. Patton is one of the most
able and successful lawyers in this
judicial circuit. He was born and
reared in Macon county, and is
known to the people in every sec
tion. He has never before been a
candidate for county office, though
he has several times been drafted
by the citizens of Franklin to serve
as mayor, and he holds that office
at the present time.
As county attorney, Mr. Patton
has labored unceasingly and suc
cessfully to conclude the arrange
ment for refiancing the indebted
ness 'of, the county and of Franklin
township. Backed by the solid sup-
-port of the county commissioners,
J he 'has carried through the nego
tiations, and the credit of Macon
county has been reestablished. It
now ranks with the best in the
Mr. Patton is well informed con
cerning the problems facing the
state and county, and is fully qual
ified to handle the affairs of the
office 'he seeks. He expects to make
a thorough and active canvass of
the county and hopes to see every
voter before the day of election,
R. A. Patton, the present iflcuri-
bent, is also in the race, having
announced his candidacy for reelec
tion two weeks ago.
Named By President' O
Local P.-T. A.
Funeral Services For
Mrs. Mildred Phillips
Funeral services for Mrs. Mildred
Phillips,-23, were held at the Hia
wassee Friendship Baptist church at
Hiawassee, Ga., Friday, with the
Rev. Sim Martin, pastor, in charge.
Interment was in the Osborn ceme
tery. Mrs. Phillips died in, the Petrie
hospital at Murphy Thursday from
blood poison following an illness of
two weeks. She was a member of
the Friendship Baptist church at
Hiawassee, near her home, and had
always lived a faithful Christian
Mrs. Phillips is survived by her
husbnd, L, M. Phillips, and two
small sons, Douglas and Morris, of
Hiawasee, Ga.; her parents. Mr,
and Mrs. Arthur A. Drake,
Franklin; two sisters, Mrs. Joy
Wood, of Hiawassee, and Helen
Drake, of Franklin, and four broth
ers, Claude, of Young Cane, Ga.
Ralph, of Sublimity, Ore.; Elmo
and Clyde, of Franklin, and
number of relatives in Macon
The Townsend Funeral associa
tion of Murphy, was in charge of
Mrs. John Wasilik, president oi
the franklin P.-T. A., has an
nounced the following committees
and the grade mothers, chosen to
represent the rooms :
Cafeteria committee Miss Olivia
Patton, chairman; Mrs. Harry Hie
gins, Mrs. Jim Perry, Mrs. Fred
Sloan, Mrs. Hugh Leach, .Miss
Program ' committee Mrs. Ben
Woodruff, chairman; Mrs. James
Avenll, Mrs. Dick Jones, Mrs.
Henry Cabe, Mrs. Gilmer Jones,
D. F. Herring. , "
Finance committee Mrs. Vance
Miles, chairman ; Mrs. J. O. Werner,
Mrs. J. C. Barrington, Mrs. L. N.
Page, Mrs. Zeb Conley, Mrs. J. B.
Case, Miss Margaret Slagle, J. O.
Werner, Mrs. Ken Trousdell.
Summer; round up committee
Mrs. Pearl Hunter, chairman; Miss
Margaret Slagle, Mrs. Haughton
Williams, Mrs, Elizabeth Guffey,
Mrs. Joyce Cagle, Mrs. Elsie Franks,
Mrs. J. D. Franks, Mrs. Hender
Membership committee Mrs.
Harry Higgins, chairman; Mrs. J
D. Franks, Mrs. Derald. Ashe, Mrs!
Lester Conley, Mrs. W. E. Furr,
Mrs. Leona P. Duncan, Mrsk Fred
Slagle, Mrs. Earl Harrison, Mrs
J. W. Addington, Mrs. Will Par
nsh, Mrs. Fred McGaha, Mrs
Clyde West, Glenn Patton.
Hospitality committee Mrs. T,
W. Angel, Jr., chairman; Mrs. S
H. Lyle. Jr Mrs. Tohn Arehr.
Mrs. Dorcas Allen, Mrs. M. L,
Dowdle, Mrs, Oscar ' Bryant, Mrs
Reba Tessier, Miss Frances, M$-
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Grade' mothers chosen, since last
4-B Miss Wallace, Mrs. Frank
4-A Miss Wier, Mrs. J. A. Flan
10 Miss Slagle, Mrs. Lyman Hig
don. ' , .
PATTY WINS AGAIN
2 .T V
t , tear
Miss Patty Berg, nineteen-year-
old Minneapolis golfer, with the
Grace Doherty trophy which she
won for the third consecutive year
as she defeated Jane Cothran Jame
son of West Falm Beach In the
finals of the Miami Biltmore wom
en's golf championship at Coral Ga
MRS. M'COY, 72
Old Resident Passes At
Her Home At Etna
MRS. D ALTON, 42
West's Mill Lady Passes
Enroute To Hospital'
Services Next Sunday
At Mulberr Church
The Rev. J. E. Abernethy, pastor
of the Franklin Methodist church,
will preach at Mulberry Methodist
church next Sunday afternoon at
2 o clock.
The public is cordially invited to
attend the service.
(Prices listed below are subject
to change without notice.)
Quoted by Farmers Federation, Inc.
Chickens, heavy breed, hens 14c
Chickens, light weight, lb, .. .10
Quoted by NanUhala Creamery
Butterfat, lb. 27c
Mri. Jessie Conley Dal ton. 42. of
West's Mill, Macon county, died en
route to the Angel hospital Wed
nesday morning about 11 o'clock.
She suffered a stroke of paralysis
Wednesday morning at 3 o'clock.
The funeral services were held at
the Liberty church this (Thursday)
afternoon at 3 o clock. The pastor,
the Rev. Norman E. Holden, of
ficiated. Mrs. Dal ton Was a member
of the Franklin Baptist, church.
Mrs. Dalton was a daughter of
Mrs. J. J. Conley and of the late
She is survived by her husband,
Grady Dalton: two daughtersMrs
Everett Raby and Miss Dorothy
Mae Dalton; six sons, J. M.. Fur
man, Morris, Billy, and Frank, all
of West's Mill and L. G. Dalton.
of the CCC camp, Lakemont, Ga. ;
her mother, and four sisters. Mrs
W. S. Cook, of Greensburg, Ind.;
Mrs; Robert Vedder. of Arcanum.
Ohio; Mrs. W. M. Officer and
Miss Charlotte Conley. of Frank
lin ; four brothers. C T. Allman.
of Baltimore, Md.; Fred Conley. of
lartoogechape; John Conley. of
Winston-balem, and George Con
ley, of Franklin.
R. A. Patton Named
To CM. T. C Post
Rep. Robert A. Patton 'has been
notified by John W. Harrelson. of
Raleigh, of his appointment as rep
resentative of the Citizens Military
Training camp at Fort Oglethorpe,
in the procurement campaign for
this section of North Carolina. This
appointment comes from the Mili
tary Training Camp association of
the United State. '
Mrs. Jennie L. McCoy, ' 72 died
at her home at Etna last Friday
morning at 9 o clock following an
illness of two weeks with double
Funeral services were held at the
Oak Grove Baptist church Satur
day morning at 11 o'clock. The
Rev. W. L. Bradley, a Baptist min
ister pf Oak Grove, was in charge
of the services. Burial, was in the
church cemetery.' . " f
Mrs. McCoy was the widow of the
late W. Sherman McCoy and
daughter of the late W. B. and Mar
garet Bryson Dean. She was born
and reared in Macon county. She
joined the Oak Grove Baptist
church in early life and had always
been a consistant and faithful mem
Pallbearers were Earley Bradley,
Furman Guy, Dwight Parrish and
Fred Childers, Dock Byrd and Gray
Mrs. McCoy is survived by two
daughters, Mrs. Turner Breedlove
and Miss Nobia McCoy; two sons.
h.a and verlin McCoy, all of
Etna; two sisters, Mrs. D. C. Mc
Coy, of Oak Grove, and Mrs
George Dalrymple, of Franklin,
and two brothers, T. Gaston Dean
and Silas J. Dean, of Etna.
And Spelling Bee To Be
Given Friday Night
The "Destrick Skule," a comedy
by local talent, will be staged at
the courthouse on Friday evening
at 8 o'clock by a committee of the
P.-T. A. The proceeds will be used
for .needed equipment for the WPA
One of the attractive features of
the performance will be "Ye Old
Blue Back Spelling Match," com
posel of the following class of
Macon county spellers :
Mrs. Jesse Sloan. Mrs. Henrv
West, Mrs. R. M. Ledford. Mrs
Jack Weyman, Mrs. W. B. Mc-G-uire,
Mrs. Lola Barrington, Mrs.
Lilhe" Sellers, Mrs. Gordon Moore,
Mrs. Maggie Cunningham. Mrs'
Leona Patton Duncan, Mrs. John
Henry, Mrs. .Leona Porter, Mrs.
Ada McCoy, Mrs. George Dal
rymple. R. M. Ledford, W. J. Morcran.
Gus Setser, C. T. Blaine, Dick
Jones, Gilmer Crawford, Lawrence
Liner, John Moore (Sugarfork),
Tom Brysan, Jess Ray, Carl Slagle,
John Dalton, W. E. Welch, Troy
Horn, W. C. Wilkes.
The following judges will decide
J. W. Addington, Rev. J. A.
Flanagan, Mrs. Andy Kera.
Cash prizes will be given the best
speller. Decision of the judges will
be final. Tickets are on sale by
members of the P.-T. A. and school
An evening of fun and rare en
tertainment is promised.
A rummage sale will be held Sat
urday, March 5, in the telephone
company shop, adjoining Roy Cun
ningham's store, by the ladies of
St. Agnes church, Mrs. W. H. Sell
This sale is a continuation' of the
one held last Saturday which is re-
i i i re
ported to nave ueen vry satisfac
tory for both customers and spon
sors. A large assortment of bar-
gains in men s, women s and chil
dren's clothing will be on hand.
Rainfall Below Normal
Luther Anderson reports that the
February rainfall pi. the Lake Em
:ry station was 1.36. r
Mr. Anderson also states . that
since October the rainfall has been
30 to 60 per cent below normal.
Messrs John Davenport, Norman
Davenport, George Davenport and
Grant Davis, all of Boston, Mass.,
are spending several days in Frank
lin on butiness.
TO RUN AGAIN
Baxter C. Jones, of Bry son
City, Also In Race
John M. Queen, of Waynesville,
solicitor of the 20th judicial district,
nas announced that he will De a
candidate in the June primary to
Mr. Queen is well known in the
district. He was born in Haywood
county September 6, 1881. Educat
ed in the public schools of the
county and at Weaver college,
taught school for some years be
fore deciding to study law. Enter
ing the law department of the state
university, he received his legal
training and received his license to
practice in 1909.
He located in Waynesville, and
in 1913, became judge of the police
court of the town and was reelect
ed twice to the same position. He
was mayor ot Waynesville one
term, declining reelection. In 1926,
he was elected judge of the record
er s court of Haywood county, serv
ing until that court was abolished
Baxter C. Jones, prominent at
torney of Bryson City, and former
representative from Swain county
in the general assembly, is also' in
the race for the office of solicitor,
and is making an active canvass
throughout the circuit.
Funeral Held For
Mrs. Martha Wood
Funeral services for Mrs. Martha
Jane Wood, who died at her home
on Highway No. 10, two miles east
of Waynesville, last Friday morning
at 12:30 o'clock, were held Satur
day afternoon at 2 o'clock at the
Bethany Baptist church in Macon
county, Burial was in the near-by
Mrs. Wood was the widow of
Newtoi A. Wood, of Macon coun
ty. She was bom May 9, 1877, in
Macon county. For several years
she had been a resident of Hay
She is survived bv four sons.
Floyd and Cling, of Gastonia. and
Albert and Ralph, of Waynesville,
and ' three daughters, Mrs. W. B.
Blay lock and Miss Marearct Wood.
of Waynesville, and Mrs, E. F.
New Well Completed And
Accepted; Pipe And
Franklin's new well, upon which
drilling has been in progress for
some time, has been completed
and turned over to the town by
the contractor and accepted.
Pipe for the water main and a
pump have been ordered and the
new work is expected to be com
pleted this month.
Before the well was turned over
to the town two tests were made
one at the capacity of the test
pump, 120 gallons per minute, and
one for a continuous period of 41
hours at from 65 to 90 gallons
per . minute. The tests showed no
appreciable lowering of the water, -and
an adequate supply of water
for the town seems assured.
The two wells which have hither
to constituted the town's water sup
ply one at 60 and the other at. 25
gallons per minute can now be
pumped just enough to keep them
in condition, and most of the sup
ply will be furnished by the new
For a long time to come there
will be no danger of a water short
age and no necessity for the re
strictions which have been imposed
at times during the summer months.
Strock, of Gastonia.
Who Readied 6rin 193T
Should Make Report
Employees in Macon county who
have reached 65 since January 1,
1937, and who have earned wages
in" "covered employment" since that
time should report such fact to the
social security board field office in
the Flatiron building in Asheville.
Such workers are entitled to V
per cent of the wages which they
earned in covered Employment since
December 31, 1936, and prior to
reaching age 65, according to Gra
ham Martin, manager of the Ashe
ville field office which serves this
county. An employee does not have
to stop work in order to receive a
lump-sum payment. "Covered em
ployment," generally speaking,
means employment in commerce
A lump-sum payment is now due
the estate or relatives of a worker
who has died since December 31,
1936, provided the deceased worker
was paid wages in "covered em
ployment" after December 31. 1936.
and before' he reached 65.
At the present time there are in
Macon county a number of persons
eligible for lump-sum old-age in
surance payments, who have receiv
ed no money because, they have not
yet filed claims applications. Some
are wage earners who have become
65 years of age since January 1,
1937, and others are the next of
kin of deceased wage earners. The
necessary claims forms can be se
cured from the Asheville Field of
fice of the social security board.
Peggy Ledbetter, 9
Dies Wednesday N
Peggy Ledbetter. nine-vear-old
daughter of Mrs. Fay Davis, of the
Pisgah highway, died at 2:15 o'clock
Wednesday afternoon at her home
following an illness of inflamma
Funeral services were conducted
at 3 :30 o'clock this (Thursday) aft
ernoon at Pisgah Methodist church.
Ihe Rev. T. A. Groce and the Rev
Byron Shankle officiated.
The child, who was a native of
Franklin, was a fourth crrade stu
dent at Stoney Fork school. She al
so was a member of the Sunday
school at Pisgah church.
In addition to her mother, the
child is survived by one brother.
Charles Ledbetter, and a half-brother,
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