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VOL. LIU, NO. 31
FRANKLIN, N. C, THURSDAY, ANGUST 4, 1938
$1.50 PER YEAR
Hayesville Pitcher Holds
The Franklin baseball team suf
fered a disastrous defeat last Sun
day afternoon at the hands of the
Hayesville club, the score being
14 to 3. The game was played in
Two Hayesville men were allowed
to score in the first inning on ac
count of infield errors, and from
then on the Franklin team seemed
to be hoodooed both at bat and in
the field. Both Manley and Haw
throne, who pitched for Franklin,
delivered the goods, but the errors
kept piling up and the Hayesville
runners kept crossing the plate.
Duke Berry, who was .on the
mound for Hayesville. held the
local outfit scoreless and hitless
until the ninth, when three hits and
three runs were made.
Next Sunday will be a big base
ball day in Franklin, with a double
At 2 o'clock Franklin and C. C.
Poindexter's crack Canton team
will engage in a battle that prom
ises to be worth seeing, and this
will be followed by a game with
Clarkesville, Ga. The boys from
Habersham are out to avenge their
' recent defeat, and will bring .a
Admission to the double-header
will be 25 cents for men, and the
ladies, will be admitted free.
Here Last Week
John Paschal, associate editor of
The Atlanta Journal, and Emily
Woodward, newspaperwomen and
y author, a former president of the
Georgia Press Association, of Vi
enna, Ga., were visitors in Frank
lin during the past week.
Arriving on Sunday evening, Miss
Woodward stated that she had
come to Franklin and Trimont Inn
because they were mentioned by
t Jonathan Daniels in his recent
book', "A - Southerner Discovers the
Miss Woodward has won distinc
tion through her fascinating book,
"Empire, Georgia Today in Pictures
and Paragraphs," a volume unique
in conception and brilliant in ac
complishment. Its pictorial portray
al with authentic text gives a vivid
picture of a great state, hstorical,
economic, educational and cultural.
Miss Woodward related how she
was moved to set forth in this
form the inspiring history and
progress of the true Georgia after
witnessing the false impression
created by "Tobacco Road." The re
sult of her labors has been com
mended by the school authorities
as well as library critics.
The volume is one that might
well inspire inspiration by other
Holly Springs Ladies
To Serve Tour Dinner
The midday dinner for those who
go on th,e farm tour next Wednes
day, August 17, will be served at
the new agricultural building, and
will be under the sponsorship of the
ladies of the Holly Springs com
munity. They will serve an old
fashioned farm dinner, consisting of
beans, corn, potato salad, tomatoes,
fried chicken, bread, apple pie, cake,
coffee and tea. They plan to have
plenty for all who wish to eat. The
cost per plate will be 25 cents, and
the proceeds will be used for the
benefit of the Holly Springs Bap
Mrs. W. G. Wilkie has returned
. to her home, after spending five
weeks in Lenoir, Hickory, Skyland
and Asheville visiting relatives and
: . friends. ',
Hurt In Accident, Dies
Miss Mary. Dowdle, 18, a Macon
county girl, one of nine persons in
jured Saturday night in an automo
bile accident on the Asheville-Gan-ton
highway, near Enka, died at
2:25 o'clock Sunday morning in an
Miss Dowdle suffered a concus
sion of the brain, a compound frac
ture of the left leg and other in
juries. In Serious Condition
Miss Hazel Bradford, 20, of
Enka, driver of one of the cars
involved in the accident remains
in a serious condition at Aston
Park . hospital. She suffered a frac
tured pelvis, three fractured ribs
on the right side, and possible in
Mrs. Carrie Wilson, 49, of Mur
phey, and Mrs. Virginia Cowan, 22,
of 485 Sand Hill road, are the
other victims of the accident who
remained in the hospital. Mrs. Wil
son suffered a compound fracture
of the right leg. The other five
injured persons returned to their
homes after receiving treatment at
Tried To Make Left Turn
Officers said that the accident oc
curred when the car driven by Miss
Bradford attempted to make a left
hand turn and was struck by a oar
driven by Moody McElorath, 32, of
route No. 1, Candler. Miss Brad
ford was traveling east and the
McElorath car was traveling west.
Miss Dowdle is survived by her
mothtr, Mrs. Mamie Dowdle; two
sisters, Mrs. W. A. Myers and Miss
Ethel Dowdle. and three brothers,
Jess, J. L.and Lester' Dowdle, all
of Sand Hill, and a large number
of relatives in Macon county.
Funeral services were held at the
Clarks Chapel Methodist church
Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock,
conducted by the Rev. H. S. Wil
liams, pastor, assisted by the Rev.
J. L. Reynolds, of Sand Hill, the
Rev. W. R. Hughes, of Rutherford
College, and the Rev. George M.
Schreyer. Interment was in the
The pallbearers were: Tom Beav
er, Ernest Allen, Lester Lovingood,
M. L. Lovingood. Don Russel and
Jack Tuell, all of Sand Hill.
The flower bearers were: Vir
ginia Cromwell, Doris Robinson,
Frances Kirkoatrick. Rubv Stu-
man, Mary Helen Morrow, Ale
waine DeLozier, Maleta Stanenson
and Juanita Lovingood.
Former Franklin Man Dies
In Birmingham; Buried
Funeral services for H. Sloan
Kinnebrew, 51, were held at the
Franklin cemetery Monday after
noon at 3 o'clock. The Rev. H. S.
Williams, pastor of the Franklin
circuit, was in charge of the serv
ices. Interment was in the church
Mr. Kinnebrew died at his home
in Birmingham, Ala., Sunday after
noon at 12:30 o'clock, following a
month's illness. Death was caused
from 'heart trouble and complica
Mr. Kinnebrew, the son of Mrs.
Nannie Sloan Kinnebrew and the
late; Dr. E. K. Kinnebrew, was
born in Franklin, later mowing to
Athens, Ga., where he spent his
boyhood. From - 1919 to 1930 he
lived, in Asheville where he was in
the automobile and contracting
In 1932 Mr. Kinnebrew, with his
family moved to Birmingham, where
he was manager of the Holland
Furnace company. He was a mem
ber of the Franklin Methodist
church, a member of the Scottish
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Exhibit Held Saturday
Several hundred people, including
many summer visitors, visited the
annual flower show, which was held
in the new agricultural building on
Church street Saturday. The show
was considered to be one of the
best held by the Franklin Garden
While there was a profusion of
flowers, ' the large auditorium pro
vided ample space for displaying
Among the entries which attract
ed much attention were the table
displays and the six shadow boxes
which represented the "cycle of the
hours," namely : early dawn, made
by Miss Mary Willis; morning, by
Mrs. Frank M. Killian; noon, by
Mrs. W. A. Rogers; sunset, by
Mrs. Ben W. Woodruff and Mrs.
James Averill; twilight, by Mrs.
A. R. Higdon, and midnight, by
Mrs. T. W. Angel, Jr.
The shadow box winning first
prize was made by Mrs. Wood
ruff and Mrs. Averell, representing
sunset. The box was lined with
turquoise blue with the bottom
covered with bluish-green velvet
harmonizing beautifully with the
white cylinder jar holding orange
water. It consisted of zinnias, two
toned marigolds, calendulas, nas
tiums, straw flower and cosmos,
toning in beautifully like the radi
ance of a lovely sunset.
Mrs. T. W. Angel, Jr., won sec
ond prize on .the shadow box repre
The prize winners are as follows :
Giant zinnias, first prize, Mrs. A.
L. McClean ; second prize, Mrs.
Frank M. Killian. Miniature zin
nias, first prize, Mrs. T. W. Angel,
Jr.; second prize, Mrs. Hayes E.
Overcash. Two-toned flowers, first
prize, Miss Mary Willis; second
prize, Mrs. Frank Higdon. Potted
plants, first prize, Mrs. E. K. Cun
ningham, second prize, Mrs. R. M.
Rimmer. Table arrangements, first
prize, Mrs. Ben W. Woodruff, sec
ond prize, Mrs. Hayes E. Over
cash. Marigolds, first prize, Mrs.
Hayes E. Overcash, second prize,
Mrs. Lester Henderson. Gladiolii,
first prize, Mrs. Frank Higdon,
second prize, Miss Mary Willis.
Mixed flowers, first prize, Mrs.
John M. Archer; second prize,
Mrs. Herbert E. Church. Roses, T.
W. Angel, Jr. Dahlias, first prize,
Miss Mary Willis; second prize,
Mrs. Frank Higdon. Miniatures,
first prize, Mrs.. Frank Higdon,
second prize, Miss Mary Willis.
Wild flowers, first prize, Mrs. Zeb
Cansler, second prize, Mrs. I. T.
Peek. Corsages, first prize, Mrs.
E. K. Cunningham; second prize,
Mrs. Frank Killian. Miscellaneous,
first prize, Mrs. E. B. McCollum;
second prize, Miss Lassie Kelly.
The sweepstakes prize went to the
Franklin Garden club for their pro
ject, the shadow boxes. Second
prize went to the Girl Scouts, troop
The entry of more than 100
corsages, which were displayed up
on a huge heart, made in the form
of a valentine, created an unusual
amount of interest and admiration.
This heart was made by Mrs. R.
M. Rimmer, president of the club.
Rev. A. Rufus Morgan
To Preach Sunday
The Rev. A. Rufus Morgan, rec
tor of St. John's church, Columbia,
S. C, and a native son of Macon
county, will be the preacher at the
services of the Episcopal churches
in the county next Sunday, August 7.
Mr. Morgan will celebrate Holy
communion and preach at St. Agnes
church, Franklin at 11 a. m. and
journey on to Highlands where he
will conduct an evening prayer
service and preach at 4 p. m.
Everyone is invited to attend these
Association August 11-12
The Macon County Baptist asso
ciation will hold its annual meet
ing at the Cartoogechaye Baptist
church on August 11 and 12, eight
miles west of Franklin on Highway
U. S. No. 64.
Following' is the program:
Thursday, August 11
10 a. m. Devotional, appointment
of reading clerks, call for church
letters and enrolling messengers,
organization; recognizing visitors.
11 a. m. Devotional and intro
12 m. Dinner. ,
1:15 p. m. Song and devotional,
orphanage, ministerial relief, Chris
tian education, periodicals and hos
pitals. . Roll call of messengers. Adjourn.
8. p. m. Sermon by visiting minister.
Friday, August 12
9:30 a. m. Song service and de
votional; reading of minutes. Sub
jects to be discussed, stewardship
and enlistment, missions, temper
10 m. Dinner.
1 :1S p. m. Song and devotional,
W. M. U.; B. T. U. ; Sunday schools,
state of churches. Associational
promotion committee report. Re
ports of committees; miscellaneous
business; resolutions; roll call; ad
journ. MASONS HONOR
Memorial Placed on Lawn
Of Masonic Hall
An impressive memorial, inset
with a bronze tablet suitably in
scribed, has recently been erected
on the lawn of the Masonic hall
by Junaluska Lodge in honor of
Mrs. Mary E. Bowers and her two
sons, Charles and Elbern, in token
of appreciation for the interest
taken and the financial assistance
given by the Bowers family to the
Mrs. Bowers, having ' no heirs,
made a deed to the lodge for all
of the family lands and mining in
terests in North Carolina, and the
lodge has sold several thousand
dollars worth of the property and
still has a large portion of it sub
ject to disposal at any time.
Mr. Bowers, father of Charles
and Elbern, came to Franklin in
the early and engaged in min
ing for mica in Macon county at
Cowee, Burningtown and other
points. He and his two sons also
mined in Jackson county, and
bought a number of tracts of
mountain land with mica outcrop
pings. The older Mr. Bowers died be-r
fore these projects were developed,
but his sons carried -on the mining
until the death of Charles in High
lands several years later. After his
death Elbern went to Chicago and
lived there until .his death.
Their mother, Mrs. Mary E.
Bowers, whose home was in , Bel
lows Falls, Vt., came south to dis
pose of the property. Knowing that
Charles and Elbern were enthusias
tic Masons and members of Juna
luska Lodge, No. 145, Charles be
ing worshipful master a.t the time
of his death, she decided to turn
over the entire property to the
Miss Dixon Aiding
In Tonsil Clinics
Miss Josephine Dixon, public
health nurse, Macon county health
department, who has for the past
month been . assisting jn tonsil
clinics in various western counties,
will be in Robbinsville to aid .in a
tonsil clinic there beginning August
2. After August 12 she will be
ready to resume her regular routine
of work in Macon county.
CALLED AUG. 8
Assembly Will Consider
- Raising State Funds
For PWA Projects
Governor Hoey issued a procla
mation Monday ordering the gen
eral assembly to meet in special
session at noon Momhy, August 8,
to consider the allocation of state
funds for a proposed PWA im
provement program "at North Caro
lina institutions. , '
Attorney General Harry McMul
lan was instructed to draw up a bill
authorizing the issuance of bonds,
the money from which will be used
to supplement PWA funds in the
event the contemplated improve
ment is approved by the legislature
and by federal officials.
Treasurer Charles M. Johnson
said the legislature could authorize
a bond issue of as much as 6,345,-
flfifl wtlirli ivnnlrt h ctiffir!nt for
an $11,000,000. improvement pro
gram. The governor said there was a
possibility that he would ask the
legislature also to pass a measure
simplifying the procedure under
which municipalities and counties
may apply for PWA funds.
Proclamation No Surprise
The governor's proclamation came
as no surprise, and administration
supporters quickly took steps to see
that the "must" measure or mea
sures were passed expeditiously.
limiting debate to PWA business
would be introduced in both the
house and the senate, a few mo
ments after, they are called to
"I hope that only PWA legisla
tion will be considered," Governor
Hoey said he was confident that
the improvement program would be
approved by the PWA, providing
state funds were made available.
Under PWA regulations, he said,
projects must be submitted before
September 30, and actual work
must start by January 1,
"Under PWA regulations, each
$45 of federal funds musf be sup
plemented by $55 of North Carolina
The special session will be the
seventh this century, and probably
will mark the first time in the
state's history that any group of
law-makers has met in three ses
sions. The legislators met first in
December,- 1936, one month after
thev were elected, in a unerial ses-
sion called by former Governor i
J. C. B. Ehringhaus to consider
unemployment compensation and
PWA enabling measures.
They also met in regular biennial
session in January, 1937.
Funeral Services For
Mrs. Elizabeth Castle
Funeral services for Mrs. Eliza
beth Bradley Castle, 51, were held
at the Mulberry Methodist church,
near Otto, Friday afternoon, July
29, at 3 o'clock. The Rev. J. 1.
Vinson, a Baptist minister, of Dil
lard, Ga., Route 1, was in charge
of the services. Interment was in
the church cemetery.
Mrs. Castle, who had been a
semi-invalid, for the past 10 years,
died at her home in the Otto sec
tion, of Macon county Friday morn
ing at 1 o'clock. She was a daugh
ter of the late Mr. and .Mrs. R. B.
Bradley and was a member of the
MuiDerry Metnodist cnurcn.
Pallbearers were: Marvin How
ard, Harley Carpenter, John How
ard, Raleigh Norton, Carl Howard
and Robert Bell. ',
Surviving are her husband, War
ren Castle, and four children, Lu
cille, Pulaski, R. L. and Bertie;
one sister, Miss Ida Bradley, and
one brother, Howard Bradley.
Mrs. A. B. O'Mohundro, of Spar
ta, is here for a visit with her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Bar
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