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VOL. LIU, NO. 36
FRANKLIN, N. C, THURSDAY,vSEPTi 8, 1938
$1.50 PER YEAR
Li. nillLillUVll, Ul
Chief Operator At Power
Plant Succombs At
Luther Anderson, 61, of Frank
lin, died at 12:30 o'clock last Thurs
day afternoon in Duke hospital,
Durham, which' he entered two
weeks ago for treatment. '
Mr; Anderson was born in 1876
at Penrose, in Henderson county, a
son of Thomas and Mary Clark
Anderson. He taught in the public
schools in North and South Caro
lina in his early manhood. In 1913
.he was married to Miss Sue Rus
sell, of Fletcher.
In 1910 Mr. Anderson entered.the
employment of the Southern Power
company, near Great Falls, S. C,
as a powerhouse operator and
worked there until 1912 when he
accepted employment with the Pa
cific Light and Power company, as
an operator in one of its hydro
electric power plants in, California.
He has also held a position as
powerhouse operator with the Ten
nessee Electric Power company.
, Mr. Anderson, a World War vet
eran, served as operator at the
United States Nitrate plant at
Muscle Shoals, Ala., during the war.
Later he was. emnloved hv the
Aluminum Company of America at
Tapoca and Badin, where he op
erated one of the large hydro-electric
plants. For the past five years
he had been working in Franklin
for the Nantahala Light and Power
company. ,At the time of his death
he was chief operator at the Frank-
Mr. Anderson ,was a member of
the Masonic lodge at Great Falls,
Surviving are- his widow and one
son, Ray Anderson.
Friday afternoon and funeral serv
' ices were held at the Franklin
Methodist church Saturday morn
ine at 10 o'clock, conducted ibv the
pastor, the Rev. J. E. Abernethy,
and the Rev. R. G. Mace, of Bel-
. mont, a lifelong friend of Mf. And
Burial was in the Franklin ceme
tery with the last rites in charge f
members of Junaluska Masonic
v lodge, No. .158. Masons were pall
bearers. "Honorary .pallbearers were : J.
E. S. Thrope, W. C. Penn., H. E.
. Church, Joel Tompkins, J. M.
Archer, J, B. Ray, W. B. Hyde,
W. H. Turpin, Fred Montony, J.
A. Sutton, Medford Messer and
Lots To Be Sold
Elsewhere in this issue appears
an advertisement of an auction sale
of 40 lots which are a part of the
Jess Slagle farm and immediately
adjoining the Arrowood redreation
area and the state game refuge.
The sale will occur on Thursday,
September 15, and is expected to
attract quite a crowd of buyers who
are interested in sites for summer
'.The campaign of the Burrell
Motor company, which lias been
in progress for several weeks,
closed last Saturday afternoon, and
the premiums were awarded to the
following persons, "
Automobile Mrs. J. A. Flanagan,
Radio Robert C. Moore, Shoot
Tire and tube Harold Ashe,
Franklin Route 3.
Seat covers N. B. Matheson,
Long Creek, S. C
Fog Light William P. Henson,
Wash, grease, polish and change
of oil Mrs. Pearl Johnson, Rain
bow Springs. ,
Drowns Near Highlands
Last Friday '.
Vester Long, 22, of Nakine, Co
lumbus county, a convict stationed
at the state prison camp here, was
drowned in Lake Sequoyah, a mile
and a half from Highlands, at 9
o'clock last Friday morning.. . -
The body was recovered two
hours later with the aid of grap
pling hooks by Gordon Moore, of
Franklin, mechanic for the , state
An excellent .swimmer, it is be
lieved Long suffered cramps when
he was 10 feet from shore in water
15 feet deep.
Long was a member o! a crew of
11 convicts engaged in cutting
weeds and bushes along the lake
shore. The men were directed to
cross a 50-foot bridge at one end
of the lake, but Long and James
Sisk, 21, of Shelby, another prison
er, decided to swim across, doing
so in spite of protests and orders
of L. L. Huggins, guard, and George
McGee, foreman. Sisk swam across
and, looking back, failed to see
Long. The other convicts and the
guard .and foremen, who were on
the bridge, made unsuccessful at
tempts, to rescue Long.
Long had served more than a
year of a 10 to 12-year sentence
for manslaughter in connection with
the slaying of his brother-in-law.
The body was sent Saturday to
Whitefield, in Columbus county, for
funeral services and burial. The
widow, who has been staying here,
accompanied the body. .
R L BARNARD, ,
Prominent Farmer Passes
Sunday At Home In
H. L. (Lack) Barnard, 70, well
known farmer of the Iotla section,
died at his home Sunday night at
7 o'clock. Death was. caused by
heart trouble from which he had
suffered for the. past four years.
Mr. Barnard, the son of William
and Avaline Leach Barnard, was
born in Buncombe county on June
15, 1868, but spent the greater part
of his life in Macon county. He
was married August 20, 1889, to
Miss Jennie Ray, of Burningtown.
He was a member of the Iotla
Methodist church. .
Mr. Barnard is survived by his
widow, two daughters, Mrs. Robert
Poindexter and Mrs. Ell Welch;
one son, William Barnard; three
brothers, J. Lee Barnard, of Frank
lin, W. D. Barnard, of Iotla, and
Thomas Barnard, of Asheville; '15
grandchildren, and 'three great
grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted
at the Iotla Methodist church Mon
day afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. 4y
the Rev, H. S. Williams and the
Rev. R. F. Mayberry.
v The pallbearers were : Arvil Swaf
ford, Earl Ward, Sr., John Camp
bell Frederick Campbell, Haughton
Williams, Coleman Campbell, Law
rence Ramsey and Albert Ramsey.
Interment was in the church ceme
Reunion September 11
The McGaha-Tippett reunion will
be held Sunday, September ' U, at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. Henry
Tippett, on the Rose Creek road.
All members of both of these pio
neer families are invited to attend.
,A picnic dinner will be furnished
by those attending.
Sunday Evening Service
At Methodist Church
Beginning next Sunday, evening
services will be held at the Frank
lin Methodist church at 7 -J30 o'clock:
There will be no change, in the
hour for morning service. -
WPA ACTIVE IN
Report Of Work Carried
Out In Counties, In
WPA activities in Area 12, com
prising seven counties, with head
quarters in Franklin, are going at
full blas,t, according to a report re
The report shows the following
work in progress in the various
Macon, road work, sewing rooms,
lunch rooms, community sanitation
and recreational projects.
bwain, roads, agricultural build
ing under construction, sewing
rooms and lunch rooms.
Clay, all road work, lunch and
Jackson, improving various school
grounds, community sanitation,
recreational projects, lunch and
Transylvania, improving school
grounds at Raswell and Silica, com
munity sanitation, lunch and sew
ing rooms. . s
Cherokee, community sanitation,
lunch and sewing rooms, roads and
street project in Andrews.
Graham, gymnasium building,
lunch and sewing rooms.
Male employment in the area is
3,875, female 553. In Macon county
there are 695 males employed and
115 females. This is an increase in
Macon county of 32 males ' and
three females isince September 1.
Markers Furnished Free
For Confederate Soldiers
Tne government has, for some
time been furnishing marble mark
ers for the unmarked 'graves of
Confederate soldiers, and some of
them have been sent to Macon
county recently. .
The markers are (shipped freight
prepaid, and ready to be placed.
It is necessary in securing these
markers that the application con
tain the name, company and regi
ment of the soldier.
John H. Dalton has been instru
mental in getting ' these markers
for Macon county soldiers ofN the
Civil War, and any applications,
left at The Press office will be re
ferred to him and to others who
are interested in the work. . -" .
Tuberculosis Clinic To
Be Held In Highlands
It is announced that Dr. Den
holm, clinician from , the North
Carolina state sanitarium, will hold
a tuberculosis clinic in Highlands
all day Friday, September 9, Sat
urday morning and all day Monday.
All persons, who have been diag
nosed as' having tuberculosis and
all persons who have been exposed
to 'active cases of tuberculosis are
eligible for and urged to attend
this clinic. "
Held Last Sunday
Descendants of the Welch family
held their first reunion Sunday at
the Burningtown Baptist church,
with approximately 150 relatives and
invited friends present.
A (business session was held and
it was decided , to make this event
an annual occasion, and officers as
follows were elected: C. C, Welch,
president; Miss Thelma Welch, sec
retary and treasurer, . and John T.
Welch, historian. ' I
The reunion will ' be held next
year at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Robert Welch on Iotla.
A delicious picnic lunch was serv
ed on the church grounds.
Pie Supper At
Clark's Chapel SepOlO
It U announced that there will
be a pie supper at Clark's Oiapel
Methodist church Saturday night,
September 10, at 7:30.
' Every one is cordially invited to
Between Highlands And
Franklin Ball Teams
The Franklin and Highlands base
ball teams 'met for the first time
this season on the local diamond
Sunday afternoon, and ' Franklin
took the game by a score of 12 to
2. Both sides made several errors
in the fidld, but the Franklin boys
hit the ball when hits were needed
and piled up a 'heavy lead early in
the game which could not be over
come. The teams met again for a Labor
Day game in Highlands Monday
afternoon, and Highlands evened
matters, winning by a close score
of 15 to 14.
Highlands comes to Franklin to
play off the tie next Sunday after
noon, and the two teams are also
scheduled to play in Highlands on
the Sunday following.
There will be two games on the
local diamond Sunday, as both
Highlands and East LaPorte will
be here. The first game will be
called at 2 o'clock, and a large
crowd is expected.
Only the usual 25 cents admis
sion will be charged and ladies
will be admitted free.
Old Citizen Of Millshoal
Township Dies In
Samuel ' Newton Crawford, 76,
died last Friday, September 2, at
1 :30 a. m., in Highlands. Death was
caused by paralysis after an illness
of 10 days.
Mr. Crawford was the son of
Samuel and Martha Fox Crawford,
and was born in - Jackson county,
but had for many years been a
resident of Millshoal township in
Macon county. .
He is survived by his widow,
who was Miss Nancy Jane Webb;
five sons, Lee, ' Willie, Luther,
George and James' Crawford; three
daughters, Mrs Alifair Haskett,
Mrs. Cordelia Cabe and Mrs. Ber
tha Holland; two sisters, Mrs. Ad
die Mason. and Mrs. Sarah Holland,
and 15 grandchildren.
Funeral services wefe held at
Holly Springs Baptist church Fri
day, September 2, at 1 2:30 p. m.,
and interment was in the church
cemetery. ' i
Pallbearers were : Lee, Jim, George,
Luther and Willie Crawford and
Higdon Reunion To
Be Held September 14 .
The friends and relatives of the
descendants of Major William H.
Higdon will hold their annual re
union September 14. The reunion
will be ' held at the same place it
has been held for the past 40 years,
the Major's old home place, now
the home of Mrs. Sam Higdon, in
Singing At Rose Creek
The third Sunday evening sing
ing of the northern division of the
Macon county singing convention
will meeVat the Rose Creek, school
house September 18, beginning at
1 p. m., it was announced by Walt
er Dalton, president.
All thoirs, quartets, duets, solo
ists and all interested in singing
are invited to attend.
Box Supper At '
Liberty September 10
There will be a .box supper at
Liberty school house on Saturday
night, September 10.
Music will be furnished through
out the evening,1 and the public is
LAST WEEK FOR
Tenants And Laborers
Urged To Apply For
Thomas C. Mimms, county super
visor, farm security administration,
urges all Macon county tenants,
share-croppers, and farm laborers,
who want to become land owners,
to make application for tenant
purchase loans in the farm security
administration office in the new
agricultural building any time be
fore September' 10, 1938.
Throughout the United States'
more than 2,000 loans ranging from
$3,000 to $5,000 were made last
year under the Bamkhead-Jones
farm tenant act of 1937. From the
$5,U00,U00 set aside for this, pur
pose for the fiscal year beginning
J.uly 1, 1938, the farm security ad
ministration expects to make more
than 7,000 loans during this year.
"Applicants are given a wide
choice in selecting the family sized
farms they want to buy. The price
of the property must be in keeping
with its value as determined by the
county committee and the farm
security administration," Mr. Mimms
said. The three-farmer " committee
for Macon county is composed of
A. L. Ramsey, Franklin, Walter
Taylor, Franklin, and Ed Byrd,
No loans are made to persons
who can obtain adequate credit
from other sources.
P. O. Employees
The employees of the Franklin
postoffice enjoyed their third . an
nual Labor Day steak supper and
picnic at Wayah Crest last Mon
day evening. v
The committee on arrangements
for this year's affair was composed
of the following: J. Horner Stock
ton, chairman, and L. Hendenson
The committee for next year con
sists of T. W. Porter, L. Hender
son Calloway and Paul B. Carpen
ter. After the supper games and other
amusements were enjoyed.
About 45 were present, including:
T. W. Porter, L. H. Calloway,
George Mallonee, Phil McCollum,
H. T. Sloan; J. W. Addington,
Charlie M. Rogers, John Jones, and
Tom McCollum, with their families;
J. H. Stockton and son, Mr. and
Mrs. Paul Carpenter, and John E.
Rickman, ex-postmaster, who is an
Junior Order Meeting
At Sylva September 13
IThere will be a graup officers
meeting of the Junior Order United
American Mechanics, at the council
hall 'of Sylva Council, No 144, at
Sylva, September 13, with the fol
lowing councils and rounties taking
part: Macon county, Cullasaja No.
158; Cartoogechaye, No. 216; Mill
Shoal, No. 246; Otto, No. 260; Sa
tula, No. 284; Higdonville, No. 486;
Cowee, No. 493. Clay county, Hayes
ville, No. 217. Graham county, Rob
binsville, No. 106. Jackson county,
Sylva, No. 144; New Savanmah, No.
285; Transylvania, No. 376. Hay
wood, .Canton, No. 142; Old Bethel,
No.' 264; Clyde, No; 280, and
Waynesville, No. 373.
The state councilor, R. A. Grady,
of Wilson, will make the principal
addresg, and N. Shankey Gaither,
of Harmony, state vice-councilor ; .
state secretary; E. V. Harriss, of
Raleigh, and Geo. W. Wrenri, field
secretary, of Asheville, will be
This meeting is to outline the
work for the mew year and to
start a big membership drive for
new and reinstated members of the
It is expected that two hundred
officers and members will attend