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VOL. LI V, NO. 17 i
FRANKLIN, N. C. THURSDAY, APRIL 27, 1939
$1.50 PER YEAR
Well Known Citizen Of
Franklin Passes At
.Luther Wilson Hauser, 69, well
known citizen of Franklin, died
Sunday morning at his home on
the Georgia road. He had been in
bad health for the past five years.
Mr. Hauser, a well known and
highly esteemed citizen, was born
in Tennessee ' and moved to Frank
lin; when quite young. He was a
son of the late Ephraim and Mar
tha Hauser. On January 24, 1900,
he was married to Miss Elizabeth
Ann Roan, of this county. 1
Funeral services were conducted
at Mt. Zion Methodist church. The
Rev. J. C. Swaim, pastor, the Rev.
I'. L. Roberts, pastor of the Frank
lin Methodist church, and the Rev.
Frank Bloxham, rector of St.
Agnes Episcopal church, were in
charge of the services. Burial was
in the church cemetery.
Pallbearers were Robert Parrish,
Erwin Patton, Bill Parrish, Paul
Patton, and Terrel Parrish, neph
ews, and Houghton Williams, Boyd
Long " and Reid.Womack.
He is survived by his widow;
five ,sons, Milton and Bill Hauser,
of Morganton, Quince, James and
John Hauser, of Franklin; two
brothers, Charles and Love Hauser,
of Franklin, and two granddaugh
Field Day At Tellico
Church April 30
Next Sunday, April 30, will be
field day at the Tellico Baptist
church, and the following program
has been arranged for the occasion,
which will start at 10 a. m.:
Songs by congregation.
Devotional Rev. Judson Smith.
Song, "Amazing Grace."
The Church and Its Purpose J.
Foreign Missionary Lawyer Mc
Missionary Society and Its Pur
pose Mrs. Sam Gibson.
Song, prayer, lunch.
1:30 p. m. Song and prayer.
Home Missions Rev. J. I. Vin
son. Evangelism Rev. R. F. Mayberry.
Duty of a Christian to His Church
Rev. G. A. Cloer.
God's Plan4 for Supporting His
Church and Its Pastor W. N.
Welcoming all ministers.
Postponed To Later Date
The stereopticon slides and lec
ture on the Holy Land, which was
to have been presented by the
Rev, W. L. Hutchins, presiding
elder of the Waynesville District,
on Wednesday evening, May 3, has
been indefinitely postponed. A date
will be announced at a later time.
Mr. and Mrs. Henson
Sunday morning, April 23, a group
of 98 friends and relatives gather
ed at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
G. E. Heason, gatOtto, to cele
brate their 67th arid 68th birth
Idays. There was music and singing by
Mr. "and Mrs. Sherrill Henson,
Elmar Henson and Mrs. Hubert
Bradley. A delicious dinner was
served at the noon hour and in
the evening a prayer service was
held, Mrs. G. E. Henson having
charge of the meeting. The day
was enjoyed by all. ,
Houk Delivers Address
At Murphy Graduation
Guy L. Houk, mayor of Franklin,
and former principal of Franklin
schools, delivered the principal ad
dress at the Murphy high, school
graduation exercises last Friday
PROF. J. R, WELLS
Who has been principal of Frank
lin schools during the past year
which was considered by many as
the most progressive year in the
history of the town's school .system.
Teams Getting In Shape
The Franklin baseball team
started the season on Sunday after
noon, April 16, when a seven-inning
game was played . with the Otto
CCC "boys on their diamond which
resulted in a 0 to 0 score.
Last Sunday afternoon, April 23,
another game was played at the
same placer with the-- scorr 5 " to 3
in favor of Franklin.
Frank Higdon, Jr., is showing up
well on the mound and Leo Manley
is getting in shape for the season.
Most of the regulars of last year
will be in the line-up and some
new ones will probably be added.
The home grounds are expected to
be in .shape for play within a few
The deep ditch has been covered
and the hill is being graded down
by a force of WPA workers, and
the field when completed will be.
as good as any in this section.
Holly Springs, Highlands and
other teams, are working out and
getting organized, and prospects
are good for a splendid baseball
season in the county.
Local Team Organize
Members of the Franklin club
met with several business . men
Tuesday night to elect officers for
the current season.
George Mallonee was chosen as
manager, with Lee Poindexter as
his assistant. Treasurer, Roy Cun
ningham ; secretary, Charles Rus
sell; advertising manager, Carl
Tysinger; finance committee, Lee
Poindexter, Harve Bryant, and
Tommy Angel ; advisory board, B.
B. Lenoir, Dr. Edgar Angel and
Earl Munday. .
A meeting will be held Saturday
afternoon at 5 :30 at the athletic
field for the purposejof drganizing
the team and selecting a captain.
All persons interested in trying out
for the team are urged to be pres
ent. ' ' ' . ;
Fifth Sunday Singing
At Courthouse Sunday
The fifth Sunday singing conven
tion will be held at the Macon
county court house here next Sun
day, beginning at 10 o'clock.
Singers are expected from sev
eral of the adjoining counties, as
well as South; Carolina and Geor
gia. Also there will be the Pigeon
River quarter from near Canton,
Haywood county, and the Junior
Harmonizers, of Enka. This is their
first time to Jattend and participate
in the singing. n
The public' is invited to attend.
All singers in', the county are urg
ed to attend and help with the
Citizen Of Cartoogechaye
Section Dies After
Thomas Bingham, 69, died early
Sunday morning at Ii is home in the
Cartoogechaye section following an
rllhess of several months.
Mr. Bingham was a farmer and
was highly esteemed in his com
munity. In early manhood he join
ed the Union Methodist church,
later moving his membership to
Louisa Chapel where he served as
one of the stewards for a number
of years. On February 1, 1899, he
was married to Miss Ella Blaine,
of this county.
Funeral services were held Sun
day afternoon at 3:30 at Louisa
Chapel, with the Rev. J. C. Swaim,
pastor of the Macon circuit, in
charge, and he was buried in the
The pallbearers were: Charles
Phillips, Burr Childers, Paul Blaine,
Clyde Bingham, Walter Carpenter
and James Gray.
Surviving are his widow and one
adopted .son and one sister, Miss
Baptist Men Invited To
Bryson City Sunday
Tht Baptist men of Jackson,
Haywood, Macon, Swain, Graham,
Cherokee and Clay counties ,will
meet in Bry,son City next Sunday,
beginning at 2 p. m. The purpose
of the meeting to form a district
organization of the Baptist Brother
hood, composed of the Baptist men
of the seven counties.
The meeting is sponsored by
the Bryson City Baptist Brother
hood, of which W. M. Edwards is
president, and will preside at the
Lawson Cooke, general secretary
of the Baptist Brotherhood of the
South, with headquarters in Mem
phis, Tenn., will attend the meet
ing and appear on the program.
Rev. E. F. Barker, pastor of the
first Baptist church of Andrews,
will make the principal address at
the meeting. .
Rev. Fred Forrester, of Cullo
whee, will conduct the devotional.
The male quartet, of the First
Baptist church in Asheville, will
be present and render several
.selections at the meeting.
Fish Limit Changed
In Wildlife Areas
The limit of fish permitted by
each fisherman on the Nantahala
forest cooperative wildlife manage
ment areas this year has been
changed over previous years to
correspond to the limit allowed
under state regulations.
' Each angler will be permitted to
catch either 12 brook trout or 12
rainbow trout or a total of 12
trout of either species. The kinds
of bait to be used is left up to
the discretion of the angler so long
as he stays within the regulations
permitted under state law. Either
artificial or natural bait can be
used and several lures will be per
mitted on . each leader.
It is believed that the absence
of restrictions on methods of fish
ing in these areas will tend to
make for better fishing with ' pos
sibilities, of each angler catching
his limit. Don't forget the opening
dates, May 18, 19, and 20.
Funeral Services For
Infant Held Wednesday
Funeral services for the three-day-old
infant daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Quince Shope, who died at
their home in the Prentiss .section
Tuesday afternoon, were held at
the Pleasant Hill Baptist , church
Wednesday morning about 11
Surviving ar th parents.
83 Graduates Get Diplomas
At Exercises Friday Night
GEORGE ERWIN PATTON
Winner of Balfour Plaque for Out
standing Student and Medals for
Art and Journalism
Dies In Tellico Section
Elbert Byrd, 62, died at his home
in the Tellico section, nine miles
from Franklin, Monday morning at
3 o'clock following a week's illness
due to pneumonia. .
A well-known farmer, Mr. Byrd
was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ben
Byrd. For a number of years he
was employed by the . Norwood
Lumber, company on Forney Creek.
The funeral services were held at
the Tellico Baptist church Tuesday
morning at 11 o'clock. The Revw
J. S. Stanbury, Baptist minister of
Almond, officiated, assisted by the
Rev. Judson Smith, a Baptist min
ister, of Tellico. Burial was in the
The pallbearers were: Harley B.
Mason, John Cabe, Leonard Smith,
Wirvton DeHart, Creed DeHartand
James K. Ramsey.
Surviving are his widow, the for
mer Miss Artie McHan, of Lauada,
Swain county, and four sisters, Mr,s.
Lewis Duvall and Mrs. Dock Buck
ner, of Almond; Mrs. John Breed
love, of Needmore, and Mrs. Rufus
McGaha, of Tellico.
Revival Held At
Co wee Gap April 17-23
The Rev. Alexander Harley, of
Flat Rock, conducted a series of
revival meetings during the week
of April 17-23 in connection with
the Union Sunday school.
These meetings were held at
Cowee Gap in a log house that
has been . cleaned, repaired and
fixed up for the regular Sunday
school clas,i which is held each
During the revival services," five
people were saved and three were
The average attendance for tke
week was about 40.
CARD OF THANKS
We wish to thankl our many
friends for their thoughtful kind
ness during our bereavement and
for the beautiful flowers sent at
the time of the' death of our hus
band and father.
MRS. L. W. HAUSER '
CARD OF THANKS
We want to thank our many
friends for the many acts of kind
ness shown during the sickness and
death of our wife and mother and
the beautiful floral offerings.
ltp . ' '
Largest Class In History
Of School; Medals
The closing exercises" of the
Franklin schools occurred last
week, beginning with the bacca
laureate sermon, which was deliv
ered ,by Dr. Clyde A. Milrier, pres
ident of Guilford college, at the
Franklin Methodist church. Dr.
Milner delivered an able and elo
quent discourse to a congregation
which packed the church auditor
ium. The graduating exercises were
held on Friday vnight in the high
school auditorium, the address be
ing delivered by Hon. J. M. Brough
ton, prominent attorney and civic
leader of Raleigh. Mr. Broughton
was introduced by Robert A. Pat
Miss Dorothy Lee Morrison,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James
R. Morrison, of Franklin, was val
edictorian, and Miss Doris Corbin,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar
C. Corbin, of Gneiss, was .saluta
Medals were presented as follows :
Scholarship, Dorothy Lee Morr
rison'; best boy athlete, Charles
Hunnicutt ; best girl athlete, Ella
Moore; art, George Erwin Patton;
debating, Eugene Furr and Wilson
Ledford ; journalism, George Erwin
Patton; dramatics, Dorothy Lee
Morrison. The Belfour plaque for
the mast outstanding student was
won by George Erwin Patton, for
scholarship, leadership and achieve
ment. Principal J. R. Wells, who pre
sented the medals and diplomas,
also . made the presentation of
seventh grade certificates to more
than 130 students.
Superintendent Billing Hlctnorad
M. D. Billings, superintendent of
schools, was presented a beautiful
and expensive desk set as a token
of high regard in which he is held
by the teachers. A gold plate in
set in the desk set will bear the in
scription, "From the Teachers of
Macon County," and it is under
stood that practically all .county
teachers cooperated in. the purchase
of the .set. The presentation " was
made by James M. Mann.
Largest Graduating &
The graduating class was the
largest in the history of the school,
diplomas, being delivered to 83 stu
dents, as follows:
Helen Browning, Mae Belle Con
ley, Elsie Mae Farmer, Gladys
Guest, Freddy Hall, Lillian Jones.,
Eddis Holden, Kate Hurst, Carolyn
Keener, Lynette Martin, Kate Mof
fitt, Edith Morgan, Ruth Nichols,
Mattie Pearl Raby, Trixie Lee
Rowland, Mildred Roper, Mary Jo
Setser, Hazel Smith, Etta Stanfield,
Louise Waldroop, Lucy Welch,
Elizabeth Vinson, Inez Poindexter,
Fannie Burr Bennett, Hazel Brad
ley, Hallie Cabe, Hazel Duvall,
Bertha Cabe, Doris Corbin, Osceola
Lewis, , Elizabeth Cabe, Eugenia
Duncan, Esta Mae Childers, Ruth
Cabe, Edith Cunningham, Cleo
Lowe, Connie Mason, Dorothy Lee
Morrison, Modelle Roberson, Eliz
abeth Rochester, Marie Scott, Vir
(Continitod on Pag Six)
Mrs. Franks Attends
State Social Conference
Mrs. Eloise G. Franks, superin
tendent public welfare .of Macon
county, attended the state confer
ence of social service which was
held in Charlotte April 23, 24,
Mrs. Franks, as vice-president of
the North Carolina association of
superintendents of public welfare,
presided at the meeting Monday
morning, April 24. She was also
one of the speakers at the special
breakfast for the council of social
agencies on Tuesday morning, April
25. , . ,;,