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VOL. LIU, NO. 47
FRANKLIN, N. C, THURSDAY, NOV. 24, 1938
$1.50 PER YhK
Was Well, Known Citizen
,Of Scaly; Funerai
Henry Odcn Penland, 50, died at
his home ut Scaly last Friday morn
ing at 10 o'clock. He had been in
ill health for six months, due to
high blood pressure.
A farmer, Mr. Penland was born
and reared and spent his life in
Macon county. He was the son of
Mrs. Samuel P. Penland and of the
late Mr. Penland. Jn January, 1924,
he married Miss Essie Patterson, of
Mr. Penland was a member and
steward of the Scaly Methodist
Funeral services were held iat the
Scaly Methodist church Saturday
afternoon at 3 o'clock, conducted by
the Rev. J. C. Swaim.
Pallbearers were : J. , Horner
Stockton, Harley R. Cabe, Henry
C. Cabe, A. B. Slagle, John and
Surviving are his, widow; six chil
dren, Edwin, Kate, Bessie, Mabel,
Carl Eugene, and Elaine ; his
mother; five sisters, Mrs. J. C. Bar
rington, of Franklin, Mrs. L. P.
Compton, of Atlanta, Ga., Mrs. E.
N. Evans and Mrs. Tim Woods, of
Prentiss, and Mrs. T. C. Justus, of
Washington, D. C, and one brother,
H. Raymond Penland, of Prentiss.
The funeral was largely attended,
many people from a distance being
present. Among them were: John
B. Duncan, Greenville, S. C; M. G.
Duncan, Rosman ; A. B. Duncan,
Tallulah Lodge, Ga.; Dr. Neville,
Dillard, Ga.; Johnnie Cabe, Otto;
Dr. Green, Clayton, Ga.;'Mr.s. Fred
Slagle, Mrs. J. H. Slagle, Mrs. Mar
gret Cunningham, Mrs, Sally Sell
ers, Mrs. D. R. Davis, Franklin ;
F. - H. Potts and W. H. Davis,
Postmaster Urges Early
T. W. Porter, postmaster, urges
, the public who are sending Christ
mas packages to have them well
wrapped and tied. Also to mail
them early and avoid the rush, as
. well as the possibility of their get
Infant Girl Dies
Nona Jane Carpenter, infant
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Zeb Car
penter, of Prentiss, died on No
vember 19 of pneumonia. She was
28 days old. She is survived by her
parents and two brothers.
W. M. S. To Hold
Rummage Sale Saturday
The Woman's Missionary .society
of the Methodist church will con
duct a rummage sale next Satur
day, November 26, at the store of
John Thomas on West Main street.
AH who . wish to make donations
for the sale are asked to leave
them at Roy Cunningham's store.
Rotary Club Presents
Monographs To School
On Monday afternoon at the
chapel exercises in the high .school
auditorium the Franklin Rotary
club presented to the library of the
school a set of 55. monographs for
the use of the students in the high
school in guiding them into their
vooation in life. This series of
studies has been compiled by an
able board of editors on vocational
guidance under the direction of the
Institute for Research of Chicago
and has the approval of the board
of directors of Rotary International.
The presentation was made by
Dr. Walter E. Furr and the Rev.
J. A. ' Flanagan, members of the
club, and acceptance for the school
was made by Prof. J. R. Wells,
principal of the school. The mono
graphs, will be placed in the school
library for the. use of the students,,
GILMER A. JONES
Franklin Attorney, Whose Lecture Before the Optimist Club in
Asheville Attracted Wide Attention
. . (Stqry on, Page Two)
Tree To Be Sponsored By
The Macon county post of the
American Legion met last Satyr
day and formulated plans for its
annual ' Christmas Tree party which
is to be held in the courthouse on
December 24, at 2 p. m.
At that time it is planned to have
a Santa Claus, present a stocking
of candy, fruits, nuts, wearing ap
parel and a toy to as many, .under
privileged children of the county
as funds will permit.
This party will include all chil
dren regardless of whether their
parents are Legionnaires or not.
At this meeting the following con
tributions, were received from the
Gilmer Jones, $5; A. R. Higdon,
$5; Lassie Kelly, $5; J. Wasilik, Jr.,
$5; Tom Moss, $5; Will Wright,
$5 ; Adolph Zoellner, $5 ; Charlie
Phillips, $2; Zeb Moss, $5.
C. Tom Bryson was elected chair
man of the finance committee and
he will solicit funds so that at
least 150 needy children will be
lieve in a . Santa Claus.
A. R. Higdon will install a dime
board with the aid of the Boy
Scouts to help the cause along.
A. Zoellner will procure , the
Christmas tree and set it up in the
The American Legion Auxiliary,
in cooperation with Miss Lassie
Kelly, will buy the food, toys, etc.,
from local merchants to fill the
The Boy Scouts will also help tag
and fill the Christmas stockings.
The following were chosen to
visit all sick veterans: Tom Moss,
Zeb Moss and Frank Murray.
A membership committee, named
to make a drive . for new members
are: Tom Moss and R. A. Higdon.
The next meeting will be a joint
meeting with the American Legion
Auxiliary which will be held on
December 17. The following com
mittee was chosen to furnish enter
tainment and light refreshments at
this meeting:, Dr. Furr', H. Dunbar
and Tom Bryson.
All contributions welcomed and
the names of each one contributing
will appear in The Franklin Press.
Help Santa Claus for the children',
In Criminal Law
MRS. MORGAN, 61
Well Known Resident Of
Mrs. Beulah Dean Morgan, 61,
died at her home in South Frank
lin Tuesday morning at 7:15 o'clock
following a week's illness due to
pneumonia. She had been in ill
health a number of years.
Mrs. Morgan, the daughter of the
late George W. and Aletha Parrish
Dean; was born and reared in
Macon county. She formerly taught
in the Macon county schools.
Early in life she joined the Oak
Grove Baptist church, later moving
her membership to the Baptist
church at Brevard where she re
sided 12 years.
Funeral services were held at the
Franklin Baptist church Wednesday
afternoon at 3 o'clock. The pastor,'
the Rev. C. F. Rogers, officiated,
and interment was in the Morgan
family cemetery on Burningtown.
Surviving are her husband, W.
J. Morgan; three daughters,. Miss
Beryl Morgan, . of Franklin; Mrs.
Viola McGaha, of Brevard, and
Miss Gwendolyn Morgan, a student
at Brevard college; three sons, W.
H., of West Asheville; Charles J.,
of Knoxville, Tenn., and Jack D.,
of Franklin; three grandchildren;
three sisters, Mrs. Jane McHan,
of Lauada, Swain county; Mrs.
Laura Wild, of Texas, and Mrs. J.
R. Morgan, of Portland, Ore., and
four brothers, H. D. Dean, of
Etna; John H., of Franklin, route
4; and W. L.' and Charles A., of
Tcxarkana, Texas. '
Singing Convention At
Buck Creek November 27
The fourth Sunday all-day sing
ing convention of the southern div
ision of Macon county, will meet
with Buck Creek Baptist church on
Sunday, November 27.
All choirs, quartets, duets, solo
ists and sopranos are urged to be
SANFORD SMITH, Pre '
Convention To Be Held At
Sugarf ork Church
The Sunday school convention of
the Baptist churches in Macon
county will meet at the Sugarfork
Baptist church on Sunday after
noon, November 27, beginning at
2:30 o'clock, it has been announced
by Katherine Bowden, secretary of
The program for the evening will
be as iollows : Song. Devotional, by
J. H. Garelock, of Franklin; roll
call and reports from the various
churches in the county ; discussion
on "The Sunday School Teacher,
His Life and Work," by Verlon
Swafford; song and offering; mes
sage by the Rev. H. M. Hocutt, of
All Baptist churches in the coun
ty are urged to send a large dele
gation to the meeting. , The public
is cordially invited to attend
FROM SYLVA 2-0
Contest On Soaked Field
Results In Victory
. For Locals
For the first time .since 1928, the
football team of Franklin high
school won over Sylva, its . keenest
Last Friday on a rain-soaked
field, the two teams met in a bitter
contest, the result of which was a
2 to 0 victory for the Panthers.
The score was made in the sec
ond quarter when McGinnis safe
ty man for Sylva, touched one of
Higdon's long punts on the 10
yard line, fumbled, and then re
covered the ball behind the goal
line where he was downed by Cun
ningham, star end for Franklin.
Shepherd assisted in this spectac
The Panthers played an excellent
game and threatened to score
twice when Higdon made two long
runs from the center of the field.
Improvement in interference and
blocking was noticeable. Together
with the brilliant punting by Hig
don and the determiable effort of
the entire line to hold Sylva, the
game was won. ' '
Sylva made only one .serious scor
ing threat, and that was in the last
few minutes of play when .she be
gan a passing attack which carried
the ball to Fnanklin's 5-yard line;
but the Panthers tightened up on
their defense to hold Sylva score
less. Although the team needed des
perately the experience of its capa
ble captain, Charles Setser, Harry
Higgins performed remarkably at
this post and received the applause
of the spectators.
John Thomas Displays
A Purple Top turnip-weighing nine
pounds, and measuring 26J4 inches
around, was brought in Tuesday by
W. H. Sellers and is on display at
John Thomas' .stone on West Main
street. The turnip , was raised in
the garden of Mr. and Mrs. Sellers
Cake Walk Set
There will be a cake walk
Thursday (Thanksgiving), night, at
the agricultural building. Proceeds
go to the National Youth admin
istration of Macon county for ma
terials for the weaving rooms at
Franklin and Kyle.
CARD OF THANKS
We wish to express our apprecia
tion for the many expressions of
sympathy extended to us, in the
loss of our beloved husband and
father,1 also for the beautiful
MRS. H. 6. PENLAND
adv he ' ,.
ON ROLL CALL
Memberships Expected To
Go Far Beyond
Encouraging reports have been
received from the Roll Call work
ers, who have been soliciiting mem
berships during the week and pros
pects for memberships for the 1939
Roll Call indicate the largest mem
bership for the past 15 years, ac
cording to the Rev. H. S. Williams,
Roll Call chairman.
Reports show that approxmately
175 memberships have been secured
in Franklin and vicinity, with High
lands reporting 65 to date. Some of
the Roll Call workers have made
only a partial report with some still
to make reports as to the progress
of their canvass.
The campaign will continue in the
town and country districts for sev
eral more days in order that addi
tional memberships may be secured.
The quota for the county is 300
memberships. Last year 305 mem
berships were secured and it is the
hope and expectation of chapter of
ficials that this goal will be passed
by a substantial margin.
The following list of member
ships, which will be supplemented,
by additional memberships in next
week's issue of The Press, include
Mrs. W. W. Sloan, Rutherford
Snyder, Ralph Womack, Dr. H. T.
Horsley, Mrs. J. C. Werner, Mrs.
Hayes Snyder," Mrs.' M7T Dowdle",
Mrs. Lester Henderson, Mrs. C. N.
Dowdle, J. R. Bradley, Mrs. Frances
Higdon, John Cunningham, J. A,
Flanagan, Mrs. J. A. Flanagan,
Mrs. A. B. Slagle, Miss Elizabeth.
Slagle, Mrs. John C. Wright, Mrs.
W. C. Penn, Mrs. Gus Leach, Mrs.
Lola Barrington, Miss Lassie Kelly,
Mrs. Mysa Crawford, Mrs. George
Jones, Miss Nora Leach, John .
Archer, Miss Ethel Hurst, Charles
Russell Lester Arnold, Bert Slagle,
Bill Sloan, J. Hodge McCullom,
Harley Lyle, Harve Bryant, Mrs.
Salhe Moore. Arnold's Cafe. Verlon
Swafford, , Fred Arnold, .T. W.
Angel, Jr., Claud Bolton, Miss
Nora Moody, Miss Mayberyl
Moody, Jimmie Sutton, Miss Calla
Clement, J. E. S. Thorpe, Mrs. J.
E. S. Thorpe; A. W Agee, Dr. F.
M. Killian, J. Frank Ray, G. L.
Houk, Joe Ashear, Dr.W. E. Furr,
G. A. Jones, C- T. Bryson,' The
Franklin Press, Dr. J. L. West, J.
E. Perry, Macon Theatre, Fred
Wiese, M. L. Dowdle, Fred Bryson,
F. S. Sloan, D. S. Murray, Mrs.
Huldah Shepherd, Mrs. Guy, Mrs.
H. T. Horsley, D. W. Nichols, John
Hamer, John Ansel, H. A. McGlam
ery, Ray Brandt, Mrs. Ray Brandt,
Mrs. C. S. Brown, Sr., Tillery Love,
Mrs. Tillery Love, Mrs. D. F.
Howard, Miss Virginia Tilley, Mr.
Tillery, George Mann Johnson, Miss
Lucy Gray. Elmer Crawford. Rob
ert Gaines, Fred Montony, H. H.
Plemmons, Miss Susan McClure,
Miss Josephine Dixon, Sam Polia
koff, Mrs. Sam Poliakoff, Mis.3
Mrs. Lee Guffey, Mrs. Joyce
Cagle, Mrs. J. H. Williams, Mrs.
Elsie Franks, Mrs. Pearle Hunter,
Miss Margaret Slagle, Miss Edna
Jamison, Mrs. Janie Brown, Mrs. '
Albert Ramsey, Mrs. Bertha Smart,
Mrs. Hugh Leaeh, Hans Finley,
Miss Katherine Porter, Miss Jose
phine Weaver, Graydon Shuford,
Ray Moses, Miss Jennie Gillam,
Miss. Annie Bailey, Mrs. Helen Ma
con, Mrs. Alex Stewart, Prof. J.
R. Wells, Mrs. J. R. Wells, Miss
Grace Carpenter, Miss Virginia
Edwards, Mrs. Virgie Moss, Mrs. J.
E. Perry, Miss Hmy Harrison,
Jack Sanders, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar
Bryant, Mr. and Mrs. H. E.
Church, Mr. and Mrs.. J. S. Conley,
Miss Grace Conley, Mrs. J. W. C.
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Melichar, Mr.
and Mrs. M. D. Billings, Mrs.5E.
K. Cunningham, Mr. and Mrs. St.
(CooUnud on Pf Eight) o