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VOL. LIIL NO. 29
FRANKLIN, N. C, THURSDAY, JULY 21, 1938
Local Boys Take Game
The Franklin baseball team jour
neyed to Cornelia Sunday after
noon for a game with the North
east Georgia boys, and brought
home the bacon 9 to 7.
Walters, who opened on . the
mound for Cornelia, was an easy
mark fdr the ' Franklin sluggers,
and they landed on him plenty,
scoring five runs in two innings.
He was replaced by Chapman, a
southpaw, who was brought in from
right field, and Chapman was bad
medicine. He held the locals down
to four runs during the next seven
innings, , and was going strong at
Wayne Duvall, for Franklin,
pitched an airtight game, holding
the mound for nine innings and
sending them across big league
Pattillo not four hits out
of five times up, and kept up his
batting average, which stays ai
Manager Vance Miles, who has
been coaching the Franklin boys,
was highly pleased with the show
ing made Sunday. The change in
the batting order meant runs, and
his order to Russell to sacrifice
(which didn't turn out a sacrifice,
but a run) was a beautiful play.
The Franklin team is rounding
into good form, and will soon be in
shape to take on the 'best of the
Amateur outfits. '
: Next Sunday the fast Wilkms
Corner (formerly Morgan Candy
Co.) team comes for a game on
the home, grounds, and the local
boys will have to go some to hold
their own with that hard-hitting
..That game will be worth seeing,
and a record crowd is expected.
The ladies' cheering section Sun
day was "an enjoyable feature, and
just for that the ladies will be ad
mitted free next Sunday, while the
men will have to pay 19 cents.
Following is the score of Sun
day's game by innings:
Franklin ...140 013 000-9 12 6
Cornelia . . .00 1 00 1 03 27 7 6
Mrs. Gurney Dies
In Walhalla, S. C.
Mrs. Alice Hanson Gurney died
at the home, of her sister-in,-law,
Mrs. F. W. Gurney, in Walhalla, S.
C, on Tuesday morning of the past
week. - -
Mrs. Gurney was the widow of
the late J. W. Gurney, former
owner and operator of the Gurney
clay mines on Iotla, and who often
came to Franklin during their-20
years stay' in Walhalla.
Both Mr. and Mrs. Gurney were
'well, known here, 'having spent sev
eral years in . Franklin. While here
Mrs. Gurney was affiliated with the
Franklin Music club and various
other social organizations and took
an active, interest in church work.
Frances' Shop Moves
To New Quarters
Frances' Shop moved last Friday
from upstairs in the new Leach
building to a ground floor location
in the McCoy building which was
formerly occupied . by the Bryant
, LATEST QUOTATIONS
' (Prices listed below are subject
to change without notice.) .
Quoted by Farmeri Federation, Inc.
Chickens, heavy breed, hens 12c
Quoted by Nantahala Creamery
S. S. Association To Meet
At Iotla July 24
The. Macon County Baptist Sun
day School association- will meet
at Iotla Baptist .church on next
Sunday, July 24, at 2:30 p. m.
The following call has been sent
out by John E. Rickman, president
of the association :
' "We aj-e anxious to have the
largest possible number of Sunday
school officers and teachers pres
ent at our next Sunday school as
sociation at Iotla church, Sunday,
July 24, at 2 :30 p, m.
"How many will come from your
dhurch? This will be' the last
meeting before the Macon County
Baptist association, which meets at
Cartoogechaye church, August 11
and 12, 1938. 1
"Then wrork, pray, plan, and ar
range to come to this meeting.
Bring others with you, and let us
make this the largest and best
meeting we have ever had. We are
counting on you.
Jno. E. Rickman,
Supt. S. S. Ass'n."
Rev. C. F. Rogers, Andrews
Pastor, Accepts Call
Rev. C. F. Rogers, pastor of the
Andrews Baptist church, has acr
cepted a call as pastor of the
Franklin Baptist church and ex
pects to begin his pastorial duties
the first of August.
The Franklin church has been
without a pastor since the Rev. W.
B. Underwood resigned in the early
spring to take a charge in Douglas
ville, Ga. . i J
Mr. Rogers, who has been pastor
iii Andrews for the past three years,
comes highly recommended and the
people in Franklin feel extremely
gratified to get a man of his
ability. - ' '. .
Macon Boys Attend
Young Farmers' Meeting
The Franklin Chapter of he Fu
ture Farmers of America was rep
resented at the Young Tar Heel
Farmers conference held in Raleiph
The two official delegates irom
this chapter were Mack Patton,
son of Robert A. Fatton, ana
Urowrilow Addinuton. son ot Mr.
and Mrs. J. W; Addington. Two
other members also attending were
ncnrirp Grav. son of Mr. and Mrs.
J. J. Gray, and Virgil Meadows,
son of Mr. and Mrs. U A. Mea
dows. . .
This was the 10th annual conter
ence of the Young Tar Heel Farm
ers' association of the. Future
Farmers of America. There were
more than 300 chapters represented
with a delegation of more than 600
official delegates attending.
Mack Patton, one of the speak
ers pn the -program, discussed
"Outstanding Supervised Practice
Work of Mountain' Students." In
his talk he pointed out that the 61
members of the Franklin Chapter
completed projects in 1937 which
were equal in scopo to eight aver
age Macon county farms, while the
gross income from these projects
was equal to that produced by 32
average Macon farms. Three boys
made more profit from their pro
jects than the whole farms where
they live had ever made before.
There will be a Decoration at
Tellico Bantist church on Sunday
afternoon a.t 2:30. The public is
invited to. attend. ;
TO BE TESTED
Dr. . Herbert Ott To Give
Tests In County For
Due to the fact that so many of
the farmers in Macon County have
asked that .arrangements be made
to have their cattle tested for Bangs
disease, commonly known as con
tagious abortion, the county cooper
ating with the state and federal .de
partment of agriculture, has secured
the services of Dr. Herbert 1. Ott
to test all the cattle in the county.
There will -be no cost to the farm
er for this test. In case any ani
mal reacts to the test thus indicat
ing that it- has the disease, the
owner will receive government in
demnity for the elimination of this
diseased animal by slaughter.
It is reauired that all cattle six
months old and over be tested. The
owner will be notified as to the
time Dr. Ott will be at his farm
so that all cattle can be held at
the barn so that the testing can
be done with as little delay as pos
This work is already being con
ducted in 25 counties in the state,
some of these counties having al
ready completed the work.
This is a wonderful opportunity
for the cattle owners of Macon
county, and fine cooperation and
help will be greatly appreciated in
carrying on the work.
Variety Show To
Draw Large Crowd
Much interest is being manifested
in the variety show to be given by
the Y.3ung People's Athletic club
at tfic court house Saturday night,
and a large crowd is expected to
The program will consist of mus
ical numbers, dramatic impersona
tions, dances and comedy skits.
The proceeds will go for equip
ment for the athletic club.
The young people are very en
thusiastic in their preparations for
the show, and promise an evening
of rare entertainment for all who
attend, both young and old.
St. Agnes Auxiliary
Will Have Cake Walk
A cake walk will be held by the
members of St. Agnes Auxiliary at
the school house in Franklin on
Wednesday next, July 27, at 8 p. m.
There will be a small admission.
charge and refreshments will be
served. Everyone is inviied to at
tend for an evening's enjoyment, j
and if sufficient attend in costume
tWf will be a Drize for the best
costume. The proceeds will be de
voted to the organ iund to pro
vide the new electric organ for the
Mrs. Franks Attending
Mrs. Eloise G. Franks, Macon
nuntv siinerintendent of public
welfare, is attending the annual
public welfare institute at Uiapei
Hill this week.
Several noted social welfare ex
nortc a're attending the institute
and assisting in the service train
Watkins Reunion To
Be Held August 7
The Watkins annual reunion will
be held on Sunday, August 7, at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. Charlie
W. Stiles, near the Cozad roller
mill. All the descendants of this
family are cordially invited to at
tend and bring well-filled baskets
Mr anH Mrs. Andv Robertson,
Mr. , and Mrs. Tom Ledford and
son, of Elizabethton, Tenn., and
Afrc Rprthti Nelson, of Savannah,
made a short visit to their
uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. R.
M, Ledford, last Sunday afternoon,
To Be Held On Saturday,
Much interest is bejng manifested
by the flower lovers in Macon
county toward , the annual flower
show, which is to be held Satur
day, July 30.
It is expected that many entries
will be made from all sections of
the county. The exhibition will be
held in the auditorium of the new
agrichltural buildinn on Church
street, and those who plan to enter
flowers must have them in the
building not later than 9:30 o'clock
A selection of beautiful prizes
will be given to the winners hav
ing the best display of any of' the
following flowers :
(jiant zinnias, miniature zinnias,
marigolds, dahlias, gladiolii roses,
color arrangement, mixed variety
of flowers, two-toned flowers min
iatures, potted plants, flowers for
the sick, nosegays and small cor
sages (not over six inches large),
table arrangements (including cof
fee, console and breakfast tables),
wild flowers, sweepstake prize.
OPEN AUGUST 1
Franklin And Highlands
Will Start Monday,
Macon county schools, with the
exention of Franklin and High
lands, will open on Monday, August
1. The Franklin and Highlands
schools are scheduled to begin tne
vear's work on August 29.
J. R. Wells, the new principal of
Franklin schools, who has been do
ing. summer work at Chapel Hill, is
expected to arrive in h rankhn about
August 1, and will proceed at once
with the employment of bus driv
ers and other matters incident to
the opening of the local schools.
Indications are that the atten
dance at all schools in the county
will be very heavy, and prospects
are bright for a successful year.
To Meet In Franklin On
Saturday, July 30
It is announced by M. D. Bill
ings, county school superintendent,
that the first teachers' meeting will
be held in Franklin on Saturday,
July 30, starting at 10 a. m.
.Mr. Billings also announced mat
the book room will be open each
day during the week , beginning
July 25, from 1 to 4:30 p. m., ana
all teachers who campossibly do so
are expected to get their books,
census cards and other supplies
during that week.
Ford Mann, who is employed by
the News-Enterprise publishing and
printing company ot Newton, is me
guest this week of his parents, Mr.
and Mrs. James J. Mann. The
concern with which Mr. Mann is
connected is one of the oldest pub
lications in the Piedmont section of
the state and is owned and edited
by G. Weaver Mann, formerly of
this county. ..
Mrs. Tack Stribling. of Andrews,
former operator for the Western
Carolina Telephone company at
Franklin, underwent a very serious
operation at Angel hospital last
Friday. Mrs. Stnbhng, who is still
in a critical condition, was reported
to be somewhat improved Wednesr
day. This is the 15th operation that
she has undergone during her life.
Mrs. Winton Reinsmith and
daughter. Nancv. of Atlanta, were
the week-end guests of Mr., and
Mrs. Paul H. Gerrard at their
home on Harrison avenue.
PICNIC JULY 23
Federation's Annual Meet
Expected To Draw
The annual farmers' picnic.
sponsored by the Farmers Federa
tion, which will be held on toe
Franklin school grounds next Sat
urday, July 23, is expected to draw
a record crowd.
This will be the third of these af
fairs to be given bv the Federation
in Macon county, and the interest
and attendance has been growing
The 'day will be devoted to short
addresses by Federation officials,
music by the Federation string
band, contests, athletic events ana
a singing convention. The picnic is
open to all interested in attending.
Lemonade and watermelon will be
served by the Federation but those
attending are requested to bring
Motion pictures will be made of
the oicnic and. later in the year.
will be shown 'at Federation meet
Sneakers at the Macon county
picnic will be: James G. K, Mc-
Clure, president of - the Farmers
Federation ; Prof. S. C. Clapp, as
sistant director in charge of the
Swannanoa Test Farm, and the
Rev. Dumont Clarke, director of
the Religious Department of the
The program' will start at 10
o'clock in the morning with short
addresses and music by the federa
tion band. After lunch there will
be athletic contests for .young and
old, followed by a singing conven
tion from 2 to 4 o'clock with prizes
offered the winners. Mr. Browning
is, especially anxious to have a
good representation of choirs, quar
tets and singers present to partici
pate in the singing convention.
Noted Authority To
Speak At Farm Week
One of the nation's foremast
authorities on farm life and rural
population, Dr. O. E. Baker, of the
U. S. department of agriculture,
will be one of the chief speakers
at Farm and Home Week at State
college, August 1-5.
He will appear on the joint pro
gram for men and women Wednes
day and Thursday morning, said
John W. Goodman, assistant di
rector of the State college exten
sion service and secretary of the
"To Rescue for Human Society
the Native Values of Rural Life."
will be the subject of Dr. Baker's
address Wednesday, and the next
day he will discuss, "The Unve ot
Farm Youth and Wealth to the
Cities." One of the great drains on
farm wealth, he has found, is
caused by rural people moving to
towns and cities.
At the ioint session Tuesday
morning, Lynn Ramsay Edminster,
of the department of state, will dis
cuss trade agreements with other
countries so as to facilitate im
ports of commodities this country;
needs to increase United States ex
ports of surplus agricultural and
"Other countries cannot buy more
fmm us unless we buv more from
them," Goodman explained, "and
the trade agreements that Mr. Ed
minster will discuss are of vital
importance to Southern agriculture.
Dean I. O. Schaub, director of
the extension service, has announc
ed that, at the request of men and
women who attended Farm and
Home week last year, the evening
programs must be kept free from
speech-making and reserved for
band music, group singing, and oth
er recreation and entertainment.
An exception is being made for
Thursday evening, however, at which
time Govenor and Mrs. Clyde R.
Wrt will address a ioint assembly
of men and women in Riddick
Stadium, weather permitting.