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VOL. LIV, NO. 24
FRANKLIN, N. C. THURSDAY, JUNE 15, 1939
$1.50 PER YEAR
LOCALS DROP 2
Asheville All-Stars Win
The Franklin Tigers lost both
games of a double-header to the
Asheville All-Stars Sunday on the
The first game was featured 'by
the heavy hitting of the visitors,
end errors in base running by the
locals. The score wa 14 to 4,
Manley, in the box for Franklin,
was not in his best form, due to
an illness from which he had not
entirely recovered, and did not get
his usual number of strikeouts.
In the second game the Tigers
played much better ball. Doug
Nichols pitched a splendid game,
and was given fine support.. The
game . was very close, the score
being 7 to 6 in favor of the vis
itors. The home field oannot be used
again for two weeks on account
of the finishing work which the
WPA force plans to do, and
Franklin will go to Hazclwood for
a game next Sunday afternoon.
No game has been scheduled for j
the followine Sunday but one will
probably be arranged.
Dividend Of 3 Per Cent
ASHEVILLE, June 14. A three
per cent semi-annual dividend on
the common and preferred stock
of the Farmers Federation was de
clared niesday Dy me executive
committee of the farm cooperative
meeting in the office of James G.
K. McClure, president, in Asheville.
- More than 3,800 stockholders of
record June 20 will share in the
dividend, the eleventh consecutive
semi-annual declaration made by
the federation since it resumed
dividend payments in 1934.
Dividends on common shares will
be paid in cash through the co
operative's 18 warehouses and pay
ments on preferred shares will be
made by checks mailed to. stock
holders. Notice To Subscribers
Due to the many changes be
ing made in our mailing list each
week, some errtars may occur,
and subscribers are asked to
check addresses and expiration
dates and report any mistakes
Photo by Crisp ' Studio
HOWARD PAUL BURCH
Franklin Route 2
It's lots of fun being the Baby
Derby Editor; you meet swell
young folks like Howard, the 18
months old son of Mr. and Mrs.
G. W. Burch, and the grandson of
Mr. and Mrs. O. G. Brown, Frank
lin Route 2, and Mr. and Mrs. I.
F. Burch Hayesville ' Route 3, He
has blue eyes, blonde' hair and
weighs 28 pounds. , , " ,
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Recreation Area Nearing
Beautiful Cliff.sidc Lake is rapidly
developing , into the most attractive
recreation area on the entire Nan
tahala. National Forest. As one
structure after another is rapidly
.completed, visitors are struck -with
the; beauty of .the rustic buildings.
The elaborate cookhouse built of
logs and native stone, which has
been completed for some, time, is
finding considerable use at this
early date. Picnic parties may be
found there most any day in the
week and all who visit praise the
The beautiful outdoor amphi
theater, with a seating capacity of
over 300 people, is already in read
iness for the opening celebration
to be held on July 22 at which
time prominent speakers from North
Carolina and South Carolina will
be present. It is in the amphitheater
that the fiddlers' contest will be
Plans for the celebration are
progressing rapidly and it is anti
cipated the entire development will
be complete before the date of the
Macon Boy On Cover
Of Federation News
Harvey Swanson, Macon county
boy of the Cartoogechaye .section,
is the subject of the boyrand-doy
picture on the cover of the Fann
ers Federation News for the June
The editor of the News, Black-j value o ymir time As a caniijate
burn W.-Johnson, caught tli5srtTrn--lhis racc are 5n business "for
pose with his camera while liarvcy
and his shepherd dog were resting
in a fence corner after herding
cows from one field to another a
few weeks ago. Making his home
with a relative, John Roane, one of
the county's leading farmers, Harv
ey is a 4-H Club member, espe
cially interested in raising good
beef cattle, , and his friends arc
glad to ,s,ee him decorating the
Federation magazine's front cover.
Cleaned Off Tuesday
In response to the request pub
lished in The Press last week, a
number of people from Oak drove,
Pine Grove, Sugarfork and other
places met at the Sugarfork Bap
tist cemetery Tuesday and did a
thorough job of cleaning off the
grounds which are now' in splen
did condition. ,
'Photo, by Crisp Studio
PATSY LOUISE LITTLETON
Watch this little lady, for she
promises to make a big success in
her race for top honors in the
Baby Derby. Patsy is the seven
months old daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. F. S. Littleton, and the grand
daughter, of Mr. and Mrs. A. F.
Gregory, Gneiss. She has blue eyes,
blonde hair an4 weighs 18 pounds,
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$15 And $10
Peggy Dunbar, Franklin,
Honor And Glory, $200 And Loving
Cup Waiting Winner At The
End Of Race On July 8; Hard
Work Will Win
WORK FROM NOW UNTIL
END TO DECIDE WINNER
Despite challenges from other
babies in the Derby, Peggy Dunbar,
Franklin, ' managed, to' gain top j po
sition on this week s Honor Noll.
Joe Parker Rhinehart, Franklin,
was second, and Raymond Cleave-
land, Highlands, third. Several other
babies gave these a mighty close
race and it was-, necessary to do
hair-line figuring to determine the
leader." Mure babies pictures are
published today and the complete
Honor Roll will be found in the
Baby Derby page.
N.'J matter what, you have been
earning heretofore, you can make
$50 a week throughout the remain
ing weeks of the Baby Derby. You
can win the prize you most desire
if you will put in the proper effort
at the proper time or during this
week and next week when coupons
and subscriptions are worth more
"miles." You can .win the $15 or
$10 special prize offered for this
week's work if you will hustle for
business between . now and Satur
day night at NINE o'clock!
No one else is going to fix the
yourself, according to the way you
figure, plan and work. Each can
didate is the appraiser of the value
of her time. It rests entirely with
you if you make your time worth
many dollars an hour or just a
few cents. The pay will be in the
form of the prize' or commission
you win at the close of the Baby
Derby. And the prize you win will
be decided according to the numb
er of "miles" you earn. . Are you
asking your friends to ASK FOR
BABY COUPONS FROM THE
Are you asking for NEW OR RE
NEWAL SUBSCRIPTIONS TO
THE FRANKLIN PRESS?
Any one of the babies entered
in the race could climb "up there"
to the first position on the next
Honor Roll by the proper applica
tion to business. Candidates, you
cannot rest on what has been done
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BETTY JEAN ALLEN
This little brown-eyed girl wins
the heart of every one. Betty is
the 16 months old daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Allen, West's
Mill, and the granddaughter of
Mrs. J. L. Smith, Ctillowhee. She
has brown hair and weighs 30
pounds, and is number 15 on this
week's Honor Roll. Watch her
Soared To Top Position On
Being Held In County By
Typhoid clinics arc now being
conducted in Macon county by the
health department according to the
following schedule :
June lb, 23 (Fridays).
Clarks Chapel schoolhouse, 8:45
Sanders' Store, 9:30 a. m.
Otto store at pustoffice, 10 a. m.
l'ranklin Health .Department 2
July 7, 14, 21, (Fridays). .
Chapel colored school, 8:45 a.m.
Slagle school, 9:30, a. 'in. '
Waldroop mill, 10 a. rn.
Rainbow Springs,, store at post
office, 10 :30 a. m.
July 11,. 18, 25 and August 1,
Cullasaja .store at postoffice, 9
a. m. ' v
Gneiss store at post office, 9:30
Goldmine school, 10 a. m.
Highlands school (first grade
room), 1 :I5 p. m.
Scaly postoffice at store, 2:15
Flanagan To Direct
Young People's Meet
The Rcvi J. A. Flanagan, pastor
of the local Presbyterian church,
leaves on Monday morning for
Montreal, where he will serve as
director of the Young People's
Conference, of Asheville Presby
tery. Accompanying him will be
Nat Macon and (Jus Leach, Jr.,
who will attend the Intermediate
Conference being conducted at the
Singers To Meet At
Burningtown, June 18
The third Sunday afternoon sing
ing of the Northern Division of the
Macon County Singing convention
will meet with the Burningtown
Baptist church beginning at 1 p. m.,
on June 18, it is announced by
Theron A. Slagle, president.
All choirs," quartets, duets, so
loists and all interested in singing
are invited to attend.
Photo by Crisp Studio
CATHERINE JAYNE BRYSON
Catherine is new on this week's
Honor Roll and is' number 16. She
is the eight month's old daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. L. L. Bryson,
and. the granddaughter of Mr. ami
Mrs. Fred Bowers, Clayton, Ga.,
and Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Bryson,
Cullasaja. She has blue eyes, au
burn hair and doesn't like to give
WILL BE MADE
County Supervisor Now
Ready To Receive
Tenant farmers in Macon county,
hoping to buy farms for next yea.
under the tenant purchase .program
of the farm security administration,
may -place their application, now for
loans, '.said William G. Davis, coun
ty supervisor, whose office is lo
cated in the new agricultural "build
ing in l'ranklin.
It is anticipated that' a limited
number of loans to buy and im
prove farms will be made to hard
working farm tenants and farm
laborers of outstanding ability who
are approved by the county ten
ant purchase committee, and who
are able to find good family-sized
farms at reasonable prices, M r.
Davis said. The loans will be limit
ed in accordance with money ap
propriated by congress, he said.
Hirthcr information about the
tenant-purchase program may be
securcM from Mr. Davis' office, or
from any member of the county
committee. Members of the com- '
mittee are: Albert L. Ramsey.
l'ranklin Route 3; Ed B. Byrd,
Stiles, and Walter C. Taylor of
Franklin Route 4.
Mr. Davis said that eight loans
to buy farms already have been
approved in Macon county and
some of these families have already
moved to their new farms.
Azaleas In Bloom
On Wayah Bald
. This week-end or the next will
be the ideal time to drive to Wayah
Bald and see the azalea in bloom,
announces. Forest Supervisor
Charles' Melichar. Several inquiries
already have been received from
distant cities asking when the flow
ers will be at their best, showing
that the fame of the azaleas on
Wayah Bald is spreading. At the
lower elevations the azaleas are in
full bloom now and you can easily
pick out the yellow variety, the
orange, and the flame colored ones.
At the highest elevations the white
azalea is just budding and another.
10 days of warm weather should
open the buds.
The amount of azalea seen from
the road is increasing due to the
public's thoughtfulness and regard
for the .state law which prohibits
picking flowers within 100 yards of
Photo by Crisp Studio
HUGH LOUIN BLAINE
Franklin Route 1
Another youngster who is going
up the ladder on the Honor Roll.
He is .seventh this week. Hugh is
the 20 months old son of Mr. and
Mrs. Ted Blaine, Franklin Route
1, and the grandson of Mr. and
Mrs. C. R. Cabe,Dillard, Ga. Route
1, and Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Blaine,
Franklin Route 1. Watch this lad's