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VOL. LIU, Nio. 38
FRANKLIN, N. C THURSDAY, SEPT. 22, 1938
$150 PER YEAR
JOHN B. HENRY
Well Known Citizen Of
Franklin Passes At
John B. Henry, -55, died sudden
ly at his home on Bonnv Crest
Sunday morning at 7:45. He .had
just finished his breakfast," and was.
. stricken while still at the table. He
had been in bad health for some
time, and death was caused from
Mr, Henry, the son of the late
. R. Furman and Ruth Berry Henry,
who kept the Eulalie postoffice ,at
the foot of Cowee mountain for
'years, was born in the Millshoal
township of Macon county on No
vember 28, 1882. His. early manhood
was spent in farming. Later he
moved to Franklin where he was
engaged as a mechanic and a
lumberman," until illness . forced his
retirement the latter part of 1937.
Mr. Henry joined the Watauga
( Baptist church when a young man.
11C WtlS tX 111C1I1UC1 VI U1C jyillVl
Order United American Mechanics, i
the Cullasaja Council No. 158, and
was one of Miacon county's leading
In 1913 Mr. Henry. was married
to Miss, Vera Hudson, who survives
him. Also one daughter, Mrs. How
ard Gillespie, and one son, Clarence
Henry, both of Franklin; one broth
er, Frank L. Henry, Sr., of Frank
lin, and one half-brother, William
Berry, of Hayesville, and a host of
relatives throughout the county.
T-l 1 J , 1
f unerai . services were concuiciea
at the Franklin Baptist church
Monday morning at 11 o'clock by
the pastor, the Rev. C. F. Rogers.
Interment was in the Franklin
cemetery, the pallbearers being
p ,i t y" . J 1
mpmrypro.nr rnp iiitiinr i jrcier. woo
had charge of the final rites at the
grave. ' ;
Sunday Services At
The pastor,' Rev. C. F.. Rogers,
will continue his messages on "Half
Hours with the Bible," at 8 o'clock
Sunday night. His theme this' week
being "What Becomes of the Saul
jnen of the church will organize a
"Men's Brotherhood" at the church.
This will be for the purpose of
carrying on Christian worjc by the
laymen and all men interested in
such an organization are urged- to
be present. t ,
The pastor will continue his, Sun
day morning messages on the sub
ject, "Magnifying Our Office." This
will be the third in his series on
church officers following the "call
and work of the ministry and the
call and work of the deacons."
At Mt. Zion October 1 j
The county missionary meeting
of Uie Methodist church will be
held at Mt. Zion church on Sat
urday, October 1, at 10:30 a. m., it
is announced by the chairman,
Mrs. Fred Sla'gle, who urges that
nil auxiliaries send, a full delega
tion. " . .
Mrs. F. ,E. Branson,' district sec
retary, will be present, and Mrs.
Hampton, of . Canton, district spirit
ual life group leader, will also; at
tend and have charge of the pro
gram., The meeting will be in the
nature of a retreat.
Concerts At Cowee
And Coweta Churches
A concert of gospel songs will be
given at the Cowee Baptist church
on Sunday evening at 7:30 o'clock
by Thcron Bunting. Also one at
the Coweta Baptist church on Tues
day" evening, September 27, at 7 :30
No admission will be charged, but
a free-will offering will be taken at
both churches. The public is cor-
dially invited to attend one or both
of these concerts.
P.-T. A. Meeting
Held At School Building
The Franklin Parent-Teacher as
sociation met in the high school
auditorium Monday, afternoon at
3 :30 o'cclock . for the first meeting
of the year. Mrs. John Wasilik,
Jr., president, presided. There were
36 members and visitors present.
The installation of officers was
held at this time and M. D. Bil
ings, superintendent of the Macon
county public schools, had charge
of this service.. The officers for the
coming year are : Mrs. John
Wasilik, Jr., president; . Mrs. J. "A.
Flanagan, vice-president; Mrs. H.
E. Church, secretary ; Mrs. L. H.
Page, treasurer, and Mrs. Helen
Following the installation, .Mr.
Billings made a short talk about
the three-way program for the bet
terment of the teachers. Miss Jose
phine Weaver, English) - teacher,
read an article on "Parent-Teacher
association all set -for year."
T. R. Wells, orincioal of the school
made a talk on "Physical Educa
tion and Healthy Growth."
The Parent-Teacher association
will give a tea at, the Kelly Tea
room on West Main street on Fri
day afternoon, : September 30, from
4:30 to 5:30 o clock, as a courtesy
to the teachers in the; Franklin
high school and the elementary
teachers. An invitation is extended
to the general public 'to attend.'
Mrs. Wasilik announced the chair
men of the various - committees in
the organization. They are: Mrs.
James E. Perry, finance; Mrs. T.
W. Angel, Jr., hospitality ; "Miss
Olivia Patton, cafeteria 5 Mrs. H E.
Church, program : Mrs. Harry b.
Higgins, membership ; J.R. Wells,
equipment; Mrs. J. W. C. Johnson,
-Teachers are asked , to select
grade mothers for their rooms at
an early date.
The Rev. C F. Rogers,-pastor of
the Franklin Baptist church, dis
missed the group with prayer.
COLT SHOW TO
BE HELD OCT. 1
Exhibit, Of Dairy Cattle
Will Also Be Held
On Same Date
By S. W. MENDENHALL,
Due to the fact that there are a
large number - of horse and mule
colts in the county and for fear
every one does not know of the
colt show that is to be held in
connection with the dairy show on
Saturday, October 1st, attention is
being called to this event again.. In
order to encourage better workstock
in the county it is hoped that a
large number of colts will be en
tered in this show so that every
one can see the progress that has
already been made. There will be
a $10 and a $5 dollar prize given
in each class.
Besiides the dairy and colt show
there will be an electric fence con
structed on the agricultural grounds
for inspection. Cattle will be plac
ed inside this fence so that every
one can see and understand the
principle of its operation.'
Every boy and girl within club
age who has a Guernsey calf, heifer
or cow should enter this , animal in
the dairy show. Every farmer who
has a horse - or mule colt should
enter it in the colt show and every
one should attend the show in
order to see the type of livestock
and workstock that is being ' pro
duced in the county. '
The date is Saturday morning,
October' 1. . '
Lawrence Plemmons, of Asheville,
spent a couple of days here last
week with his son, H. H. Plemmons
and Mrs. Plemmoas, at their home
on White Oak street.
Employment Service Now
Enrolling Men For Two
John D. Odom, senior interviewer
of the government employment ser
vice, announced this week that
skilled and semi-skilled workers
from Macon county, . especially
those who have had some experi
ence in steel construction, were be
ing listed for the $600,000 building
program which will start at West
ern Carolina Teachers' college at
Chllowhee just as soon as -enough
workmen are secured. This is a
project of the public works admin
Mr. Odom also stated that a large
apartment house was soon to be
built in Franklin, and that the em
ployment service was expected to
furnish labor, skilled and unskilled,
for that undertaking. He requests
that.all workers who have previous
ly registered come in and renew
their cards, as there will probably
be openings for them. He asks that
they come in on Mondays instead
of Tuesdays, as heretotore, De-
cause he will be out contacting
employers on Tuesday,
Mr." Odom delivered a talk to the
Franklin Rotary, club on Wednes
day, and stated many interesting
facts in regard to the work of the
employment service. Telling of the
work being done, he said:.
: "Within the past calendar year,
some 92,000 persons have registered
with the service, and -98,000 . have
been placed on jobs. At the pres
ent tiime approximately 160,079 per
sons are in. the active file of the 45
offices of the North Carolina state
employment service; over 1,700 per
sons, visit these offices each work
ing day. - ' ; ,
'This tremendous activity indi
cates the wide use which has been
made of the employment service by
job-seekers and employers through
out North Carolina.
"Unemployment, therefore, is the
urgent and continuing problem
which must be attacked by the co
ordinated forces of all social secur
"The outpost of that attack is
the local employment office. There
the applicant should appear first, as
a job-seeker.. If he is ready, able
and willing to work and has the
necessary occupational fitness he
should normally - be referred to a
job m private industry. If no Pfi-
yate job can be found for him,
may be referred to some public em
payment program through which
he can derive a living income, con
tribute to the public good, and at
the same time maintain his skill in
anticipation of returning to private
employment. .If neither private em
ployment nor public employment is
immediately available for him, the
employment service interviewer will
refer him to the unemployment
compensation representative, through
whom he will receive if he has
accumulated credits through pre
vious, employment covered by the
unemployment compensation act
weekly benefits which will sustain
him temporarily while he seeks new
employment. . ( '
"After all possible effort has been
made to place the applicant in pri
vate employment and then to place
him on public works and after his
unemployment compensation bene
fits are exhausted, he may then be
referred to a welfare or relief
agency for determination as, to his
eligibility for direct relief until
such time as he can be called back
by the employment office for re
ferral to private or public .employ
(Continuml on Pag Six)
Mr. and Mrs". Ernest Pressley
and two children, of Canton, spent
the week-end at West's -Mill with
Mrs Pressley's father, T. C. Bry
son, Sr.; and sister Miss Edna
Voters Approve Bond Issue
In Election Held Tuesday
Locals Win One, Lose One
The Franklin baseball team play
ed two seven-inning games on the
local diamond Sunday, winning the
first and losing the second.
The first was with Holly Springs,
and the Franklin boys took the
game, by a score of 9 to 1.
The second contest was with the
boys from the CCC camp at Otto,
and was close .until the last two in
nings, when the CCC boys got
three men over the plate, the final
score being 3 to 0 in their favor.
Next Sunday afternoon the
Franklin outfit is scheduled to go
to Otto for another meeting with
the CCC team, and a large crowd
is expected to go down to witness
, the game.
J. Til HOLLAND
Was Well Known Farmer
Of Sugar Fork
James H. ' Holland, ' 77, died in
Angel hospital Monday night at 10
o'clock following an operation three
weeks, ago. He was a well-known
farmer of Sugar: Fork township;
and was familiarly known as "Bud."
Mr. Holland was a member and
deacon of the Pine Grove Baptist
church. He was the son of the late
David and Sallie Gregory Holland.
The, funeral services were held
Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at
the Sugar' Fork Baptist church. The
Rev. Os,car Nix officiated, assisted
by the Rev. A, A. Haggard, of
Newport, Tenn. Burial was in the
Surviving are his .widow, the
former Miss Addie Dills; one
daughter, Mrs. Walter Watkins,
and one son, the Rev. Frank Hol
land, of Cullasaja. Also surviving
are three sisters, Mrs. R. M. Coffey
and Mrs.' Osborne Wood, of Frank
lin, and Mrs. Reuben Russell, of
Walnut Creek, and two brothers,
Lee, of San Francisco, Calif., and
Montgomery, of Cullasaja.
i.C;,,! Arv CtmxxeW
To Meet In October
; The fall meeting of the council
of social agencies will be held early
in October instead of the last week
in September as scheduled. This
change has been made so that
State officials attending the district
welfare meeting in Brevard may be
Mrs. W. B. Ay cock, director of
county organizations of the state
board of charities arid public wel
fare of Raleigh, has accepted the
invitation to attend the meeting of
the Macon county council. It is
possible that other officials of the
state board of charities .and public
welfare may attend.
Eastern Star To
Give Bunco Party
The Nequassa chapter of the
Order of the Eastern Star is spon
soring a bunco party at the Amer
ican Legion hall on Tuesday night,
September 27. All who enjoy a
good time are invited to attend.
Singing Convention At
Pine Grove Sunday
The fourth Sunday all-day sing
ing convention of the southern divi
sion will meet with the Pine Grove
Baptist church on Sunday, Septem
ber 25. All choirs, quartets, duets
and soloists are urged to be pres
ent. ' ' . ., V
Sanford Smith, President,
Water, 1 Sewer, Street And
Voters of Franklin went to the
polls Tuesday and approved a pro
gram calling for improvements to
the town's .sidewalks, streets, sewer
and water systems. i
The federal government is "to put
up 45 per cent of the cost of the
projects; Franklin is to furnish the
remainder. The total cost to the
town is to be $35,000.
Of the 450 who registered, a total
of 223 voted.
The vote by projects follows:
For issuance of $17,000 in bonds
for water 186 for, 35 against.
For $6,000 in bonds for sewer
173 for, 44 against.
!F1or $4,000 in Knnrlc far Ar.
walks 184 for, 34 against.
For $8,000 in bonds for street im
provements 183 for, 35 against
I he PWA is to assist in the
water and sewer protects : the
WPA . in- the street and sidewalks
Those in charge of the campaign
expected the bond issue to be ap
proved, but the majority was larg
er than had been anticipated.
It is expected that work will be
gin as soon as the bonds can be
validated' aid placed, and the 45
per tent grant finally approved in
Franklin Hi Meets
Sylva Friday Night
After weeks, of hard practice,
Coach Shuford's Panthers are eag
erly rounding into shape for their
first encounter with their greatest
rival at Sylva Friday night at 7:30.
The team has worked hard and
long on perfecting their offensive
attacks and defensive maneuvers.
The squad come out of Tuesday's
tough scrimmage in fine shape and
are ready to start the season with
Most of the students are plan-,
ning to go to cheer their team to
victory, and many . citizens are
showing their cooperation and sup
port by planning to attend the
Coach Shuford, in referring to
his Panthers, admits that there is
plenty of room for improvement,
bub with the fighting spirit of the
boys and the fine backing that he
is receiving, he thinks that, in all
probability, Franklin will have a
successful football season.
The probable line-up for Friday
night's game is :
L. E. Max Raby.
L. T. John Setser.
L. G. Fred Guest. -
C. Captain Charles Setser.
R. G. Vercoe Watkins.
R. T. Curley Pennington.
R. E. Harry Higgins.' .
Q. B. Charles Hunnicutt.
L. H. B. Frank Higdon.
R. H. B. Billy Wilkie.
F. B. Lyman Higdon. .
The following members of the
squad will probably serve in the
Sylva., game :
George Hunnicutt, Joe Pattillo,
Roy Fouts. Goldman Pennington,
J. , C. Cunningham, John Single
Henry Cabe, George Moore, Aub
rey Carelock, Reno Moses, Sammie
Waldroop, Clarence Brooks, Grover
Arvey, Bert Hall, Frank Leach,
Logan Allen, D, L. Johnson, Cecil
Poindexter. . , r.'
To Be Held Sunday
The Roane-Watson reunion, an
annual occasion, will be held Sun
day, September 25, at the home, of
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Roane, on
Cartoogechaye. All the 1 relatives
and friends of these two distingu
ished families are invited to attend.
Picnic dinner will be served on the
lawn at the noon hour, .