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VOL. LIV, NO. 22
FRANKLIN, N. C. THURSDAY, JUNE 1, 1939
$1.50 PER YEAR
Macon County Convict Is
Released And Sent
According to an Associated Press
dispatch sent out from Raleigh
Wednesday, Ernest B. Stamey, 41,
who received the' Distinguished
Service Cross while a fugitive from
North Carolina, was paroled from
prison by Governor Hoey, so that
he might enter a veterans' hospital
Stamey was serving a 25 to 30
year sentence imposed in Macon
county in April, 1933, following
conviction of second degree murder
in connection with' the death of
Stamey has figured in the news
at intervals .since 1916, when con
victed of slaying, George Hodgins
and sentenced to five years.
He escaped early in 1918, joined
the army, and made a brilliant
record overseas.' Besides receiving
the .service cross, he was decorated
for bravery by several of the allies;
When Stamey returned to North
Carolina from France a hero suf
fering from shell shock, shrapnel
wounds and the effects of poison
ous gas he was pardoned by for
mer Governor Bickett.
In 1933, however, he and . two
other men Clyde Woods and J.
R. Bell were convicted of the
Dryman slaying. Woods and Bell
still are in prison.
Paroles Commissioner Edwin M.
Gill said the governor's action was
not. prompted by - the ...belief ...that
Stamey is innocent.
"This is not an ordinary parole,"
the commissioner continued. "This
is a parole for hospitalization. It
was granted on our own petition
and through the suggestion of the
Veterans of Foreign Wars."
Stamey has been in poor health
for several years, perhaps because
of injuries suffered during the war,
the' commissioner said. At one time
he was treated for tuberculosis
and he now is suffering from "kid
ney trouble. '
Notice To Subscribers
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made in- our mailing list each
week, some errors may occur, and
subscribers are asked to check ad
dresses and expiration dates and
report any mistakes at . once.
MKE IENTMANTS 1IN TffllE IPdPlPlUlLAK
i Photo by Crisp Studio
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Franklin, ' N. C.
Action personified, a healthy
boy with plenty of pep and play
in his makeup describes this fine
little fellow. He is the three years
and six months old son of Dr. and
Mrs. Frank M. Killian, Franklin,
and the grandson of Mr. L. W.
Taylor, Kuttawa, Ky., and Dr. Paul
Killian, Hayesville, N. C. Paul has
brown eyes, blonde hair, weighs 33
pounds, holds lucky 11th position.
Truck To Make Regular
George Dean, town clerk, an
nounces that beginning June 1,
the garbage truck will be operated
on a regular schedule, which is as
The business section of town, all
hotels, restaurants and hospital each
day before noon.
The residential sections of town
cWe each week as follows:.
Monday afternoon Old Georgia
Road, Atlanta Highway to city
limits, Porter Street and Forrest
Tuesday afternoon West Main
Street, Bidwell Street, Harrison
Avenue and Church Street.
Wednesday afternoon Iotla
Street, Oak Street and Riverview
Thursday afternoon Green Street,
West Boulevard, Lyle Street and
East Franklin. ,
'"Friday afternoon Palmer Street,
Eas.t Main Street, Depot Street,
Wayah Street and Bonny Crest.
All persons are required by the
town ordinances, to put all garbage
and trash in a can or container
and place where the garbage truck
can drive and load. The garbage
hauler is not required to rake up
and remove trash and garbage
scattered about the premises, of
Section No. 110 of ' the town
ordinances require all persons who
operate any business to have a
metal garbage, can with tightly
fitting metal cover and to put all
trash, sweepings and garbage about
their jac of business into . &uch
can".'"" . '"r
Section No. 206 forbids all per
sons from throwing any . trash or
refuse of any kind on any public
.street or alleyway, or allow it to
accumulate about their buildings or
on any vacant lot in their posses
sion. Everyone is requested to co-operate
with the garbage hauler and
help make Franklin a cleaner and
more beautiful town.
Baptist Ministers To
The Baptist Ministerial Associa
tion will meet at the Franklin Bap
tist church on Monday morning,
June 5, at 11 o'clock. All the Bap
tist ministers in the county are
urged to( attend.
Photo by Crisp Studio
CHARLOTTE ANN BLOXHAM
Franklin, N. C
The beauty and charm which
stands out in the children entered
in the "Baby Derby" are once
again in evidence in Charlotte, the
four-years old daughter of Rev.
and Mrs. Frank Bloxham, and the
granddaughter of Mrs. Ida Porter,
and Mrs. Ann Bloxham, England.
Charlotte . has blue eyes, blonde
hair, and even at her age doesn't
like the idea of giving her , weight.
i ft) $
LEE LEACH, 66
Funeral For Civic And
Andrew Lee Leach, 66, business
and civic leader, died Sunday morn
ing at his, home in Franklin ' after
a ong illness.
Mr. Leach was born in Swain
County on June 12, 1872 but had
lived in Franklin most of his life.
He was the son of the late Frank
and Susan Cunningham Leach. He
ANDREW LEE LEACH
PromtrienrCTrizeiV ofFr'anTUm Who
Died Sunday After
married Miss Fanny. Rogers, of
Cullowhee, on February 17, 1897.
He took an active interest in
church, business and civic affairs
and was interested in anything that
attributed to the growth and devel
opment of Franklin and Macon
county. He was a co-owner in the
Leach Hardware . company and was
an elder in the Presbyterian church.
Prior to moving to Franklin, Mr.
Leached worked for the Coxe Hat
company, of Bristol, Tenn.
'Surviving are his widow; one
daughter, Mrs. Helen Macon; two
sons, Frank and Hugh Leach; three
brothers, John of Andrews, and
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Photo by Crisp Studip
Highlands, N. C.
Another handsome . lad in the
Derby who refuses to budge on
the Honor Roll. He is number two
this week and had the same posi
tion last week. Raymond is the
three years old son of Mr. and
Mrs. G. E. Cleaveland, Highlands,
and the grandson of Mr. and Mrs.
J. H. Beale, and Mrs. II. E. P.
Thompson," all of Highlands. He has.
blue eyes, blonde hair and weighs
Peggy Dunbar, Franklin,
Leads Second Honor Roll
$10 And $5 Special Prizes Offered For The Most And
Next Highest Subscription Money Reported
Up To Saturday Night, June 10th
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W. M. S. MEETING
Societies Of Waynesville
District Met Here
, The District meeting of the Wo
man's Missionary Societies of the
Waynesville District of the Metho
dist church was held Wednesday
at the Franklin Methodist church
with approximately 200 members
This district iscomposed of Ma
con, Cherokee, Transylvania, Hay
wood, Jackson, Swain Clay and
Graham, with representatives pres
ent from each county, "
The meeting, which began at 10
o'clock, was opened with music by
the Franklin choir, with Mrs. Hen
ry W. Cabe at the tirgan. ''
Mrs. W. J. Hampton, of Canton,
presided over the meeting in the
absence of Mrs. F. E. Branson,
The presiding elder, the Rev. W.
L. Hutchins, led thew devotional,
followed by the .election of . Mrs.
Carter as secretary pro tern. She
read a message from the district
secretary, mentioning some of the
outstanding progress that has been
made in the Waynesville district;
Mrs. Hampton introduced the
principal speaker of the meeting,
Airs. C. C. Weaver, conference
president, of Charlotte, who gave J
a very interesting report of what
has been done by the various so
cieties and some achievements they
hoped to accomplish during this
year. She also stressed the point
of "being a better Christian by
prayer, service, and offering.
Mrs. J. W. Payne, conference
mission study' superintendent of the
Charlotte district, made, a most in
spiring talk on missionary work
and encouraged the conference of
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wBAni EJRJBY" MACE
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Phot0 by Crisp Studio
JOE PARKER RHINEHART
Franklin, N. C.
Folks, . meet Joe Parker who
landed way up in third place on
this week's Honor Roll. He is the
eight months old son of Mr. and
Mrs. J.' W. Rhinehart, Jr., Frank
lin, and the grandson of Mr. and
Mrs. J. W. Rhinehart, Sr.; Webster,
N. C. Joe has blue eyes, black hair
and weighs 21 pounds. There are
two special prizes $10 and $5 of
fered for this and next week's ef
fort in Derby. . ,
HELP YOUR FAVORITE
Report Your Coupons And Sub
scription By Saturday For The
Next Baby Derby Honor Roll
Peggy Dunbar, Franklin, led the
second Honor Roll, with Raymond
Cleaveland, Highlands, taking sec
ond place, and Joe Parker Khine
hart, Franklin, holding third posi
tion. Peggy won the $10 special
prize. There are two special priz
es $10 and $5 offered for the
most subscription money reported
between these dates May, 29 and
June 10, inclusive. Coupons and
subscriptions must be reported by
Saturday night for the next Honor
Roll count. The complete Honor
Roll is listed in the Baby Derby
page and will show a general
shake-up. The sad truth and par
ents must know it sooner or later
is that one cannot come in the
Baby Derby office Saturday, ex
plaining why it was impossible to
devote much time to the Derby
that week and then by some man
ner of magic, expect to see baby's
name at the top of the list. IT
CANT BE DONE!
For those - who appreciate a gen
uine opportunity when it is pre
sented to them, there is still plenty
of room and time in The Franklin
Press "Baby Derby" for new en
tries. No baby has enough of a
lead to boast about. In fact, very
few miles separate the leaders
from those further down the list.
The opportunity is here right now
for those who are actively try
ing are few in proportion to the
genuine plan under which the $200
and loving cup, and the 29 -other
cash prizes are to be distributed
July 8 to the parents of the babies
without one cent of cost to them.
Live persons, who are wide-awake,
can enter their baby in the Derby
today and with a little extra en
ergy, can push their way to the
topmost rung of the ladder of suc
cess, and this refers with equal
emphasis to the parents who have
already entered their baby.
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. Photo by Crisp Studio
Franklin, N. C.
Meet little Miss Hannah who
was number one on last week's
Honor Roll. She is the six months
old daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Howard Gillespie, Franklin, and
the : granddaughter of Mrs. J. B.
Henry, Franklin, and Mr. George
Gillespie of Youngstown, Ohio.
Brown eyes, auburn curly hair,
weighing 18 pounds, further de
scribes this fast-flying Baby Derby
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