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THE FRANKLIN PfESS Atf0 THE HIGHLANDS MACONIAN
THURSDAV. JULY it ltil
Published every Thursday by The Franklin Press
At Franklin, North Carolina
Telephone No. 24
VOL. LII Number 30
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County Can Secure Government Funds
THERE are several vital projects which must
soon be handled by Macon county and they
are going to cost money.
The school buildings in Franklin and Highlands,
as well as several grammar school structures in va
rious parts of the county, must be put into better
condition and more rooms added or they will be
come a total loss so far as usefulness is concerned.:
At the present time the lack of sufficient class
rooms to take care of the ever increasing number
of students in the Franklin schools is a serious
In addition to the schools, the courthouse is get
ting into worse shape all the time, and it will soon
be necessary to erect a new building or practically
rebuild the old one.
As we said above, these things cost money, and
if action is postponed for another year or two
years the whole burden of rebuilding will fall en
tirely upon the taxpayers of the county.
But at the present time an opportunity is offered
which will probably never be available again. The
Public Works Administration will make an outright
grant , to the county of 45 .per, cent, of the. money
necessary for the needed improvements, and a fed
eral loan at 4 percent over a long term of years
can be negotiated for the remaining 55 per cent.
The county cannot issue more bonds, but the
government allows states, counties and munic
ipalities to borrow up to two-thirds of the amount
of indebtedness which has been retired. Macon
county, tinder the recently concluded refinancing
agreement, retired indebtedness to the face value
of approximately $150,000, and can therefore bor
row government funds in sufficient amount to cover .
any obligations which might be necessary for the
building program. . v
Contracts could be let after competitive bidding
and the arrangement would not require that the
work be done by WPA labor.
Government spending cannot go on much longer,
and it would seem that now is a good time to do
the things which must soon be done anyway, while
federal funds areavailable to cover almost half the
County SafeguardedWhy Not the Town?
N another column of this issue appears a "state
ment relating to the work which has been done
in Macon county by the health department in - re
gard to the indictment and conviction of several
parties for the violation of state health laws fcnd
also commending the majority of the people 'for
cooperation in carrying out the provisions of the
law and erecting some 900 approved outdoor toilets
during recent weeks.
This report of the work of the health department
is encouraging, and those responsible for the en
forcement of the health laws are to be congratulated
upon the splendid showing made. ' v v
But, if the districts surrounding Franklin can be
placed in such perfect sanitary condition, why is it.'
that , the town should tolerate things which were
supposed to have passed out with the Dark Ages?
We believe Franklin to be ideally situated; we
believe it has the finest year-round climate, and
some of the finest people in the world, but the fact
remains that outdoor, unsanitary ' toilets and , hog
pens that smell to high heaven are permitted within
a few hundred yards of tfie center of town.
If the state laws do not run in Franklin, and if
the town authorities will not act, it may take an
epidemic costing many lives to remedy conditions.
We know that it is costing us dollars now m
tourist trade. We should be ashamed to have Strang-:
ers come to enjoy the scenery and climate and have,
them see these nuisances that disgrace us.
We'know, too, that efforts have been made by
public spirited and 'unselfish citizens, individually
and representing organizations, to have existing
conditions corrected, but they continue to nauseate
both residents and visitors. Why?
In asking this queston we are voicing the protest
of every good citizen of Franklin.
Crowd Enthusiastic : In
Spite Of Downpour
Despite a downpour of rain which
made many roads difficult to travel,
a crowd of 200 people gathered Sat
urday in the Franklin school audi
torium for the third annual Macon
county farmers picnic sponsored by
ihe l-armers Federation.
It had been planned to hold the
picnic outdoors ,and .a much larger
crowd was anticipated, but rain
whicli had been descending since
Monday continued all day Saturday.
This, of course, prevented many
from attending, but it did not
dampen the spirit of those present.
'1 he morning was devoted to mus
ic and brief addresses. Principal
speakers were James G. K. Mc
Clure, Federation president; Paul
A. Kaper, director of the co-ops
poultry department; S. C. Clapp, as
sistant superintendent in charge of
the Mountain Experiment Station
at Swannanoa; F. S. Sloan, district
farm agent, and S. W. Menden
hall, county agent.
Mr. McClure told of the develop
ment of the Federation from a sin
gle warehouse in lyAl to 1 at tue
present time. He outlined the or
ganization's objectives as threefold :
"First, to create better markets
for farm products and get better
prices for the things the farmer
"Second, to give the farmer the
benefit of wholesale buying through
"Third, to create new wealth for
farmers of this section through the
development of small industries."
"The trouble with the farmer,"
Mr. McClure said, "is that he hasn't
any capital. If the farmer is to
build up his strength he must, little
by little, accumulate capital and
gradually get control of his mar
kets." The way to do this, he pointed
out, is through cooperative effort.
Mr. . Kaper spoke on the federa
tion's poultry program, emphasizing
the necessity for farmers to develop
well bred flocks and to produce
Mr. Clapp told of the results of
experiments at the Mountain 'Ex
periment Station with numerous va
rieties of orchard trees, grapes and
field seed. Hblcombe's Prolific, he
said, ranks as the best corn pro
ducer. As to hybrid varieties, -he
said experiments were Degun only
this year and the station was not
prepared to venture an opinion as
to their suitability to mountain
String Band Entertains
Music was supplied by the Fed
eration's string band and by Sher
rill's jug band, of Bryson City,
which attracted much interest. An
other feature which won applause
was a' vocal imitation of a fox
chase given by James McClure and
his sister, Elizabeth.
The afternoon was largely devot
ed to contests, singing and an ad
dress by the Rev. Dumont Clarke,
outlining the work of the Lord's
Acre '.movement, especially in this
Prizes were awarded as follows :
Anvil ' quartet, composed of Lex
and, Joe Angel. O. W. Graham and
Gordon Gibson f Mrs. V. R. Neal,
in husband calling contest; J. F.
Browning, for bringing the largest
truckload of people to the picnic;
G. S. Robinson, winner of tall story
contest ; J. W. Murray, baldest man
present; Mr. and Mrs. Charles El
liott, for having the largest family
present; Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Corbin,
longest married (36 years) couple
present; Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence
Justice, shortest married (two
weeks) , couple present ; ,' Mildred
Elliott, Raymond Womack and
Mattie Bryson, winners in the game,
"Going to Jerusalem."
Many Entries Expected
For Flower Show
The Franklin Flower Show which
will be held in the new Agriculture
building next Saturday is expected
to be one of the best shows, held
in Franklin in several years,
flower growers who have hereto-
Entries are expected from many
fore taken no interest In flowers.
These entries are expected to be in
the building not later . than 9 :3u
o'clock Saturday morning.
Town Clock Fixer '. .
C. M. Mewborn, who recently re
paired the town clock without
charge, acknowledges contributions
from the folowing interested citi
zens: . Bank of Franklin, Sanders' Store,
C. Tom Bryson, Troy Horn, Bryant
Furniture Co., John Cunningham,
Jos. Ashear, A & P Store, Crisp's
Studio, Burrell Motor Co., Patton
Bros., C. T. Moody, Mrs. Carl
Tysinger, Mrs. W. L. Higdon, M.
Blumenthal, Economy Cleaners, W.
G. Mallonee, T. W. Porter.
St Agnea Episcopal Church
The Rev. Frank Bloxham, Rector
11 al m. Morning prayer and
9:45 a. m. Sunday school.
7 p. m B. T. U.
Franklin Methodist Church
The Rev. J. E. Abernethy, Pastor
10 a. m. Sunday school.
11 a. m. -Worship services.
Rev. J. A. Flanagan, Pastor
Franklin (Each Sunday)
10 a. m. Sunday school.
11a. m. Worship services.
Morrison (Each Sunday)
2 :30 p. m. Sunday school.
(Each 2nd and 4th Sunday) ,
3:30 p. m. Worship si'i vices.
Rev. J. C. Swaim, Pastor
1 st Sunday Union 1 1 o'clock a. m. ;
a. m.; Mulberry, 2 o'clock p. m.;
Hickory Knoll, 2 o'clock p. m. ;
Asbury, 3 o'clock p. m.
2nd Sunday Mt. Zion, 11 o'clock;
Maiden's Chapel, 3 o'clock p. m. j
3rd Sunday Asbury, 11 o'clock
Dryman's Chapel, 3-o'clock p. m. ,
Union, 7:30 o'clock p. m.
4th Sunday Patton's 11 o'clock
a. m. ; Maiden's Chapel, 2 o'clock
p. m.; Mt. Zion, 7:30 o'clock p. m.
Matinees 3:30 P. M.
NIGHT SHOW 7:30
SHOWING FROM 1:30 TO
11 P. M. SATURDAYS
PROGRAM FOR WEEK
FRIDAY, JULY 29
JACK HOLT AND
SATURDAY, JULY 30
MONDAY, AUGUST 1
TUESDAY, AUGUST 2
"I'LL GIVE A
WARNER BAXTER, MARJORIE
WEAVER, JEAN HERSHOLT,
' PETER LORRE
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3
CHARLES BOYER, S1GR1D
GURIE, HEDY LAMARR,
JOSEPH CALLEIA, ALAN
HALE, GENE LOCKHART
THURSDAY, ANGUST 4
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100 HOUND DOGS
I buy most anything in the
dog line. Will be in Frank
lin SATURDAY, AUG. 13,
to buy dogs. I want 100 if
you can get that many in
town. Want hounds or
three-quarter hounds, also
females. Don't leave your
dog at home. Bring him in
and get the cash for him.
Come early, I will have
plenty of money for every
body. Will pay highest
price possible for your dog.
Don't forget the Date . . .
Saturday, August 13th.
CVC$ from the Calendar
Of The Years
Established truths known toatt people ,
2 row ttlto the public consciousness liket
istory is made up of Jeqres from the,
calendar ,ot the yeax9,f
ThroupK the years our organization Has
served in a manner, that has won the
confidence of the community. The cere'
monies we.have directed in honor of the
jleparted hare left, in the minds of the
living, a record of faithful, considerate
Peoplee havelievermeTbrfore cdU
upon us assured of our-professional
competence and business fairness. Theyj
have learned from others that they cani
.choose, rfromawidiL.rangecf jpricr j
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