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VOL. LI 1 1, NO. 49
FRANKLIN, N, C, THURSDAY, DECEMBER S. 193d
$130 PER YEAR
WORK ON ROLL
Largest Enrollment In
Fitteen Years Is
With 325 memberships for the
American Red Cross already re
ceived by the Macon County Chap
ter and .several more from the
county in prospect, the 1939 Roll
Gall is the most successful in point
of members since 1923. Highlands
sending in 19 additional member
ships brings the total there to 84.
The largest group enrollment came
from the Burrell Motor company,
which enrolled 100 per cent of its.
Chapter officials desire to thank
sincerely the "Rev. H. S. Williams,
County Roll Call chairman, and
his fine corps of workers for their
fine and .efficient work during the
Roll Call, included in this -being the
Rev. R. B. DuPree and his effi
cient workers in Highlands.
The following names have been
added to the list of members since
H. S. Higgins, C. . G. Moore,
Robert Brown, T. H. Johnson, J. F.
Setzer, R. T. Carson, Alex How
ard, Barley Gabe Sanford Smith,
S. W. Mendenhall, S. L. Williams,
Miss Carolyn Nolen, Miss Florence
Stalcup, Mrs. Carl P. Cabe, Glenn
"Ratton, Dewey Rochester, Adolph
Zoellner, Paul West, Ben Harri
son, Charles Waldroop, Miss An
nie Slagle, Mrs. J. Henry Slagle,
Miss Nancy . Jones, W. R. Skaggs.
" Mrs. R. J. CobK H. M. Bascom,
Mrs. Roy Speed, A. B. Potts, Miss
Gertrude Harbison, Guy Paul, Tal
ley & Burnette, Miss Susan Rice,
,W. P. Pierson, S. T., Pierson,
James Beal, O. F. Summer, Mrs, O.
F. Summer,' Mrs. Tudor N. Hall,
Miss Cora. Miltimore, Ed Burt,
Steve Potts, Miss. Ethel Calloway,
Charley Cathey. ' , '
Junior Red Crats
Mrs. J. C. Barrington reports
the following rooms in the Frank
lin high school enrolled in the
Junior Red Cross :
Mrs. Helen Macon, Miss Jennie
Gilliam, Mrs. Marie Stewart, Mrs.
Paul Grist, Miss Josephhae Weaver,
Mrs. J. R. Wells, Mrs. Shuford,
Mr. Shuford, H. E. Ov.ereash and
R. N. Moses, Mrs. Macon's room
leading with the largest contribu
tions.. ' ; '
The elementary department en
rolled 100 per cent with Mrs. Ram
sey's room leading. The total
amount raised by the school this
year is $18.7.
Curb Market Moved
To Kelly's Gift Shop
, The curb market, which has been
operated in the agricultural build
ing for some time, has been moved
to Miss Lassie Kelly's Gift Shop
on Main .street, it is announced by
Mrs.'-Jim Gray, who 'has charge of
Only 4 More
Clerk and Sheriff
V '1 i
HARLEY R. CABE
Cleric Superior Court
A. B. .SLAGLE
MRS. M ALLONEE
Well Known Lady Passes
After Long Illness; .
Funeral at Iotla
Mrs. George W. Mallonee, S3,
died at her home on Harrison ave
nue Thursday morning at 4:15,
after an illness of. .several months
with a heart ailment and compli
Mrs. Mallonee," a graduate nurse
of New London, Conn., was mar
ried to George Mallonee on . Janu
ary 29, 1913. She was a member of
the Iotla Methodist church, in
which section she made her home
for several years.:
Surviving besides the husband, is
her father, A. D. Perkins, and one
sister, Mrs. George Gazasa, of New
London, Conn. , '
Funeral services were held
Thursday afternoon at 4 o'clock at
the Iotla Methodist church. The
Rev. Harry S. Williams, pastor, a
sisted by the Rev. George A. Cloer,
a Baptist minister, were in charge
of the services. Interment was in
the church cemetery.
The pallbearers were: Fred Bry
son, Ralph Cunningham, Albert L.
Ramsey, W. ,T. Moore, Lon Camp
bell, Jack E. Weyman, Tom Bryson
and Lee Tippett.
Box Supper To Be
Given At Watauga
A box supper will be held at the
Watauga school house on Saturday
night, December 10, at 7:30.
The proceeds will be used for a
piano for the- Watauga Baptist
church. - " ., '
Music and entertainment will be
furnished during the evening and
the public is cordially" invited to
come and help make the supper a
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GEORGE B. PATTON
Representative in General Assembly
ARE SWORN IN
County Officials Begin
Terms Of Office
The county officials elected in
the general election of November
8 were sworn in and began their
term of office Monday.
Only two of the officers, Lester
L. Arnold, register of deeds, and
Frank I. Murray, chairman of the
new men, the others liaving been
George B. Patton, who was elect
ed representative in the general as
sembly, will be sworn in and as
sume his duties when the assembly
convenes in January.
The following took the required
oath Monday :
Harley R: Cabe, clerk superior
court; 'A. B. Slagle, sheriff; Lester
L. Arnold, register of deeds; C. M.
Moore, coroner ; John H. Dalton,
surveyor; Frank I. Murray, chairJ"
man board of commissioners; C.
L. Blaine and C. A. Bryson, mem
bers of the board of commissioners.
According to a ruling made by At
torney General Harry McMullen on
December 2, all sheriffs and coron
ers sworn in -Monday will serve
for four years -Under ,the constitu
tional amendment adopted in the
election November 8. There has
been considerable controversy about
this matter, but McMullen ruled
that . the amendment having been
adopted, certified by the governor
and enrolled in the office of the
secretary of state, was in full force
and -effect. :
Work Begun On
School Bus Stations
Work has begun on the erection
of 12 stations which, will shelter
children waiting for school buses.
Construction will be of logs with
roof of hand-hewn shingles, timber,
being given by the forest service.
All labor is supplied by the Na
tional Youth Administration under
the direction .of Mrs. J. A. Ordway,
Macon. ' county- supervisor, and E.
S. Hunnicutt, assistant.
The county 'conimissioners voted
to provide nails and the gas and
oil for the NYA truck to' transport
labor and materials, this being the
only expepse to the county. It is
hoped that when .the first 12 are
finished the commissioners will find
it possible to continue this small
donation .until the total of 40 sta
tions , needed to covet the county
St. Agnes Auxiliary
To Have Bazaar
The' ladies of St. Agnes church
will hold a Christmas bazaar and
food sale on Saturday, December
10, beginning at 10 o'clock in the
Nantahala Power & Light company
Register and Chairman
,,.'.A.sVt 4' ..'
LESTER L. ARNOLD
Register of Deeds. .
FRANK I. MURRAY
Chairman County Board
Noah J. Corbin Passes At
Home In Watauga
Noah Jasper Corbin, 85 years
and eight months old, died at his
home in the Watauga, section Tues
day morning at 7:30 o'clock, follow
ing an illness of 10 days. Death
was attributed to flu and pneu
Air. Corbin, a well known farmer
and a good citizen w4s born and
reared on the headwaters of Rab
bit Creek,"' where he lived his en
tire life. He was the son of the
late William and AJice Ford Cor
bin, also of this county. In 1880 he
was married to Miss Mary . Bolick.
Mr. Corbin was a member of the
Watauga Baptist church. He was
one of Macon county's staunch
Democrats and had voted at the
same precinct for more than 60
Funeral services were held at
the Watauga Baptist church Wed
nesday morning at 10 o'clock. The
Rev. George A. Cloer, a Baptist
minister, was in charge of the ser
vices. Burial was in the church
The pallbearers were Max Ratby,
Billy Higdon, Paul Raby and
George Moore, four grandsons, and
Wallace Morgan and Dewey Cor
Mr. Corbin is survived by three
daughters, Mrs. Alex Moore, of
Franklin; Mrs. James M. Raby, of
Franklin Route 4, and Mrs. Wil
liam Higdon; of Cullasaja; ' two
sons, William Corbin, of Waynes.
ville Route 1, and R.obert Corbin,
of Franklin Route 4, 21 grandchil
dren and three great grandchildren;
one 'half-sister, Mrs. Pink Collins,
of Gay, in Jackson county, and
one half-brother, James M. Corbin,
Criminal Docket Taken
Up; Mason Case
v Being Tried
The December term of Macon
county superior court convened
Monday morning, with Judge Felix
E. Alley, of Wuynesville, presiding.
The jurors were sworn and the
following grand jury drawn for the
term: J. M. Caibe, foreman ; -Everett
J. Mashbum, J.' C. Holland,
Chas. W. Henderson, E. P. Pickle
simer, J. F. Smith, M. A. Pierson,
C. T. McKinney, Alex Deal, Grady
Cope, J, H. Rickman, V. V. Jen
nings, Harry . Ray, Fred D. Cabe,
J. Frank Builey, Will Byrd, Wiley
McCall and H. D. West.
After an able and comprehen
sive charge to the grand jury by
Judge Alley, the criminal docket
was taken up.
A number of misdemeanor cases,
mostly liquor and traffic violations,
were disposed of Monday and
Tuesday. Pleas of guilty were en
tered in most of the cases, and
there were no jury trials.
Wednesday morning the case of
Mrs. Lawrence Mason, charged
with murder in connection with the
death by poison of her husband,
Lawrence R. (Jabo) Mason, was
All of Wednesday was required
to select a jury, from the 100 spe
cial veniremen who had been sum
moned, and the taking of evidence
was begun this (Thursday) morn
ing. The case is expected to occu
py, .the, time. ,oftbe. court, for the
remainder of the week.
The following men compose the-'
jury: U. N. Carpenter, J. W. Wil
son, L. O. Miller, T. W. Kiser,
Clinton Lay; S. A. Wilson, Charles
B. Bryson, Doyle' Speed, N. G.
Davis, Robert Wiggins, Z.eb D.
Moss,, with John Vinson as the
thirteenth juror. . .
For Football Team To Be
, ' .
.The banquet Friday night for tne
high school football team, at which
Ray B. Wolf, head coach of the
University of North Carolina, will
be the principal speaker, promises
'to be very largely attended and will
be a highly enjoyable affair.
The banquet is being sponsored
by the Robary club in cooperation
with Principal J. R. Wells, Coach
Shuford, and the Macon county
alumni of the University of North
Carolina. The banquet will be serv
ed in the American Legion hall, ,
beginning at 7:30 p. m.
Those in charge of the affair are ,
trying to contact all tho.se who
might be interested in hearing and
meeting Coach Wolf, and any who
may desire to attend may secure
admission by seeing Principal Wells,
Coach Shuford or either of the
drug stores. i
Letters will be presented on this
occasion to the members of the
team who have earned them by
outstanding work on the football
Theatre To Admit m
Children For Used Toys
The American Legion Auxiliary .
through the cooperation of Clyde
Gailey, manager of the Macon
Theatre, will, .sponsor the Monday.,
matinee shows for children, from
now until Christmas.
Each child attending the matinee
will be admitted for two discarded
toys, which will be dropped in a
box at the door. On Tuesday morri- ,
ing the box will be turned over to
Mrs. Eloise G. Franks, welfare sup
erintendent, who will see that the
toys are mended, painted and put
All toy.s will then be turned over
to the American Legion to be used '
on their Christmas tree. ,