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THE FRANKLIN PRESS AND THE HIGHLANDS MACON IAN
THURSDAY, MAY 12, IMS
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Published every Thursday by The Franklin Pr.ess
At Franklin, North Carolina
Telephone No. 24
VOL. LI I 7 " " Number 19
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Miss Kelly Was Pioneer In Adult Education
ADULT Education Week recalls a bit ot" history
that should be of special interest to the people
ot Macon county.
In 1915, the Legislature at the request of Dr. J.
Y. Joyner, then state superintendent of public in
structionappropriated $25,000 a year for adult edu
cation in North Carolina. Dr. joyner appointed as
State Supervisor Elizabeth Kelly, of Franklin, who
had begun her teaching career in the rural schools
of Macon county and who was then supervisor of
rural schools in Johnston county.
With a breadth of understanding of the needs of
those who had been deprived of opportunity in
their youth, and with the vigor of a truly great
personality, Elizabeth Kelly set about to establish
schools for adult illiterates in the counties of the
state, in the same direct, practical way that she had
taught the parents of her pupils in her own county
It is interesting to recall that Elizabeth C. Mor
ris's, now state director of adult education, began
her work under Miss Kelly, as supervisor in Bun
As a pioneer in the field, Miss Kelly made a sig
nificant contribution to the progress of education
in the state, laying the foundation for the work
that is being carried on throughout the state today
under WPA and state aid.
In Macon county today the work goes forward
under the direction of Mrs. Leona P. Duncan, and
her eight assistants in a creditable manner as dem
onstrated bv Macon county's exhibit in Asheville
this week. We earnestly hope that this work may
soon receive the impetus that is enjoyed in Swain,
Jackson arid other western counties, whereby ah
amount allocated from the county educational fund
is matched by the state and supplements the WPA
funds now supporting the work.
Few realize the scope of adult education. Every
agency for human betterment comes under this
head. The very existence of our government is
based on the education of adults. Even under most
favorable circumstances one's education only: begins
in the brief days of youth. Progress is so rapid that
changing conditions and thinking must be met by
growing minds without regard to the age of the
Surely a government that depends upon the in
telligence of its people should supply the insistent
need for the education of its adult population. '
Schools and Politics
1XE are glad to learn from the chairman of the
" school board that probably the election of
teachers for the Macon county schools will be held
at the usual time, which would be some day during
the coming week. -m ' 7
Many citizens have expressed justifiable dissatis
faction with the haphazard methods pursued by so
important an agency as a board of education that
does not know or docs not choose to tell when
they will meet to elect teachers for the coming year.
Our teachers, our children and their parents deserve
A persistent rumor that the school board has
not directly denied that election of teachers would
be postponed "until after the primaries' carries with
it the sinister implication that our schools are mix
ed up in partisan politics.
When such a condition is allowed to exist the
voters are consenting to their children's being used
as pawns in a political game which is unworthy of
free men and' women, y
MRS. FRANK BLOXHAM, POSTOFFICE BOX 9
Owing to a transposition when the Highlands page was made up
last week, the pictures of two of the school students were incorrectly
marked. The pictures are printed below as they should have appeared
MARGARET CAROLYN POTTS
Valedictorian of the Highlands High
School Graduating Class, Daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Potts
Sunday, May 15
Highlands Presbyterian Church
10 a. m. Sunday school..
7:30 p. in. Christian Endeavor.
Highlands Baptist Church
10 a. m.-Sunday school.
7:30 p. m. B. Y. P. U.
Church of the Incarnation
10 a. it). Church school.
4 p. m. Evening prayer and
10 a. m. Sunday school ,
10 a. m. Sunday school
3 p. m. Preaching service.
The Rev. W. F., Beadle, pastor of
the Highlands Methodist church,
will deliver the baccalaureate ser
mon to the senior class at the
school .auditorium on Sunday, May
15, at 11 a. m. Everyone is invited
to attend this service. i
P.-T. A. ENTERTAINS IN
HONOR OF GRADUATES
The P.-T. A. entertained delight
fully on Tuesday afternoon jn hon
or of the high school graduates and
the seventh grade graduates. A
musical program was enjoyed dur
ing which pupils of Mrs. O. F.
Summer and Mrs. R. B. DuPree
played the piano and sang. Mrs
A. C Holt also entertained with a
piano solo. Mrs. James Avcrcll and
Mrs. B. W. Woodruff, of Franklin,
entertained with groups of selec
tions, and Mrs. Bloxham concluded
the program with a group of songs.
The delicious refreshments consist
ed of chicken and ham sandwiches,
many kinds of cake, tea, coffee, and
Preceding the program the P.-T.
A. held its regular business session.
The report of the nominating com
mittee was accepted unanimously.
The following officers will continue
their terms of office next year:
Mrs. F. H. Potts, president ; Mrs. '
J. E. Brown, vice-president, and
Mrs W. .H. Cobb, secretary.
Meetings of the P.-T. A. will
continue through the summer and
some effort will be made to raise
funds for the use of the' organiza
tion next fall.
As a' final "spread" in the lunch
room this term Mrs. Thompson and
her staff of workers will serve a
special lunch on Friday of this
week. Contributions for this extra
dinner will be gratefully received
by those In charge.
HIGHLANDS TO OBSERVE
AIR MAIL WEEK
, Air Mail Week is being celebrat
ed nationally next week, May 15
to 21. As it has been previously
reported Highlands "has set its
goal at 1,000 letters mailed by air
mail during the week. Special en
velopes are available at the post
office for use during this drive.
It is called to the attention of the
public that these particular air mail
envelopes may not be used at any
other time. The envelopes are free
to all who will use them. Individ
uals have made plans to send High
lands literature by air mail to
I . ' f Si
MARGARET ANGEL ROGERS
Salutatorian of the' Seventli Grade,
Daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
. Jamie Rogers
every Governor in the . United
States. The Chamber of Commerce
will mail replies by air mail to
every inquiry received 'during the
week, and at least one hotel has
promised to mail out ICO letters by
air mail. By means of such fine
cooperation the week is certain to
be successful and the goal will be
reached before the time is up. Do
Your Part! '
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
TO SPONSOR SHOW
The Chamber of Commerce will
sponsor a show' called "Oh, Pro
fessor," on Thursday evening, May,
26, at the school auditorium. .Fur
ther announcements will be made
in next week's Press.
NOTED EDITOR VISITS
' Alber Gallatin Lanier, esquire,
grandson of Sidney Lanier, the
poet, was the guest last week of
P. T. Farnsworth at his Highlands
home, "Corrymeela." Mr. Lanier
came to arrange for the publica
tion in book form of the works of
the late., Mrs.' Farnsworth, whose
poems had appeared from time to
time for a period of years. in the
leading magazines Century, Scrib
ner's, Atlantic, Harper's, St. Nich
olas, Youth's Companion. It was
while Mr. Lanier was editor of
St. Nicholas that a bond of liter
ary fraternity was established with
Mr. and Mrs. Farnsworth, and Mr.
Lanier's visit is a tribute to his
appreciation of Mrs. Farnsworth's
The marriage of Miss Stella
Smith, of Highlands and Lieuten
ant- Colonel Elliott Caziarc, U. S. A.
retired, of Miami, Fla., was solemn
ized on Wednesday ' afternoon at
3 o'clock at the First Presbyterian
church in Gainesville, Ga. The Rev.
Marshall Dendy performed the cer
emony. The bride was attractively
attired in a white alpaca suit with
a navy blue blouse, a navy blue
straw hat, and carried other blue
accessories. She wore a shoulder
bouquet of pink roses and lily of
Mrs. Caziarc is the daughter of
Mrs. W. W. Smith and the late
Wiley Smith, of Highlands. Colonel
Caziarc "and his bride will reside
in Highlands after a short honey
A meeting of the members of
the Highlands Baptist Church wa9
called last Sun-day morning for the
purpose of discussing the selection
of a preacher to succeed the Rev.
J. E. Brown who resigned his pas
torate of the church several wek
ago, No decision was reached by
the congregation, however.
In the evening the B Y, P. U.
lesson was presented by Group
Captain Paul Waldon, assisted by
Manilla Reese, Joe Baty, Carlton
Cleaveland, and Mrs. Pearl Potts.
The Bible quiz included interesting
questions on the "Life of Moses."
Following flic, regular program the
group made a special observance of
Mother's Day. wo chairs were
decorated one with' red flowers,
representing the living mothers,
and occupied by' Mrs. Eugene Potts,
and the other with white flowers,
representing the Heavenly mothers,
and left unoccupied. Harold Mc-'
Council,' standing by the vacant
chair recited "The White Carna
tion" and Mattie Potts and Ma
nilla Reese, standing by Mrs.
Softs' chair recited "The Red Carnation."-
A large bouquet of red roses
was presented to Mrs. Eugene
Potts. ' A trio was sung by Mrs.
Lawrence Hicks, Mildred Littleton,
aryl Mrs. Pearl Potts. In closing
the entire congregation sang "God
Be With You, ; Till We Meet
Again", and the Rev. John Baty '
offered a 1 prayer. Decorations for
the occasion were in charge of
Mildred Littleton and Doris Potts,
and consisted of early spring flow
ers and evergreen. Over the pulpit
a heart was formed with evergreen
and red and white flowers, inscrib
ed with the words "Mother's Day."
Each person attending the program
was given either a red or a white
flower. The entire program was in
charge of Mrs. Lawrence Hicks
and Mrs. A. B. Potts.
FUNMAKERS SELECT JULY 15
AS ANNUAL PLAYDAY
Friday, July 15, has been desig
nated for the second Highlands
Playday. The Funmakers, with the
cooperation of the townspeople, are 1
already beginning plans for a fuller
and more interesting day. Speak
ers are appearing within the next
two weeks (before every organiza
tion and club in town, to promote
general interest and solicit sugges
tions before, the final program is
decided upon. The poster committee,
Gene Paul and Charles McDowell.
announce that they are putting up
a suggestion-box outside the post
office and ask that anyone with an
idea for the day's program, and
who is willing to give his name as
an active participant, use the box
during the next two weeks, at the
end of which time the Funmakers
will consider all "suggestions and
use as many of them as " possible
in their plans. '
The Funmakers are meeting reg
ularly each Thursday night now in
the Masonic hall. The meetings
from now until Playday will be
open to everyone who is interested
in helping with the plans, and to
all who want to become active
members. At the last meeting, the
following new officers were elected :
Elmer McDowell, president; Mil
dred Littleton, vise-president; Mar
ine Waller, secretary; Jessie Keen
er, treasurer; Doris Potts and
Eugene Paul, business managers.
The following club members will
be speaking before town organiza
Town board, Elmer McDowell;
chamber of commerce, Margie
Waller; Lions Elmer McDowell ;
P.-T. A., Marie Neely; Satula club,
June Thompson; Christian Endeav
or, Gene Paul; B. Y. ,P. U., Doris
Potts; Methodist church. Marcrie
Waller: Eniscona! church Ti
Keener; Baptist church. Mildred
Littleton; Presbyterian church. Vir- '
ginia Mae Edwards.
The Girls' basketball team of the
Anderson, S. C, high school were
entertained at King's Inn last
week-end as guests of Miss Betty
King who is a member of the team.
The team has had a wonderful
season, and the girls have covered
themselves with glory, having won
every game of the season. The
team is said to have won the state
Charles DuBignbn will . again
operate the Highlands Ion for the
summer. Mr. DuBignori plans to
open the Inn in about 10 days.
, Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Rogers and
their daughter, Flossie, of Jackson
ville, Fla., were in Highlands last
Professor Hodges and his family,
of Jasper, Fla., have arrived in
Highlands forA the summer. They
arc building . a summer residence
on the Franklin road, near Mirror
Mrs. C. K. Wall, of Thomasville,
Ga., is a guest at the Hotel Ed
wards. E. P. Roberts, of Atlanta, is
now occupying his cottage on Lake
Miss Eva Cleaveland, of Bridge
port, Conn., is visiting , relatives
and friends in Highlands. She
plans to.be here until 'after the
commencement festivities are over.,
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