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VOL. LTV, NO. 25
FRANKLIN, N. C. THURSDAY. JUNE 22, 1939
$1.50 PER YEAR
For Annual Meeting
Of Farmers .
Arrangements for the Farmers
Federation picnic for Macon coun
ty, to be held at the Franklin
school Saturday," August 5, have
been announced by Max Roberts,
field man for the farm coopera
tive, who was in the county re
cently making plans for the annual
gathering of farm people.
The day's program will get under
way at 10 o'clock in the morning,
Mr. Roberts said, and will be sim
ilar to programs of federation pic
nics held in the past, except there
will be only one address. The
speaker is to be named later.
"We are cutting down on the
public speaking part of our picnic
programs this year," Mr. Roberts
said, "so we can have more time
for entertainment features."
Mr. Roberts, formerly principal
of the West Buncombe school,
succeeds the late Vance A. Brown
ing, of Bryson City, as field man
for the federation in charge of
Prizes will be awarded, as usual,
in a wide variety of contests: For
the largest truck-load attending,
the best choir, best quartet, relay
races, tug-o-war, oldest" married
couple, youngest rnarried couple,
largest family present, baldest
head, longest beard and best tall
A general county committee on
arrangements and township com
mittees to assist in arrangements
and in getting people to the picnic
were announced by Mr. Roberts
as follows :
General committee: Mrs. T. ' J.
O'Neil, Walter Dalton, Sanford
Smith, Fred Fox, H. D. Corbin,
Rev. J.' I. Vinson, S. W. Menden
hall. Mill Shoals: J. B. Brendle, Mrs.
J. R. Franklin, Mrs. E. V. Am
nions, Mrs. W. D. Edwards.
Ellijay: Mrs. John Corbin, Harry
Stewart, Mrs. W. R. Higdon, Sam
Sugar Fork: Oscar, Corbin, John
Fulton, John McCoy, Mrs. John
Highlands : Frank Potts, Porter
Pierson, J. R. Phillips, S. A: Wil
son. Flats: Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Bur
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Julian Waldroop, Franklin, and the
granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. H.
L. Anderson, and Mrs. Mary Wal-
droop, all of Franklin. Julia has
brown eyes, light brown hair, and
even at her age, she doesnt-like
the idea of giving out her weight,
"Miles" In Baby
Big Mile Credit In Baby
Derby Closes Saturday
Interest Pick Up A Candidates
Ruckle Down For Last Spurt
To Fintah Lin
NO CANDIDATE CAN
AFFORD TO SLOW UP
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With Subscription And
Raymond Cleaveland, Highlands,
won the $15 special prize, and is
number two on this week's Honor
Roll. Peggy Dunbar, Franklin, won
the $10 special prize, and is number
one, Joe Parker Rhinehart, Frank
lin, is number three. Other babies
gave these a close race for the
special prizes. The complete Honor
Roll which shows a general shake
up is listed in the Baby Derby
Every day .since the Baby Derby
was launched the parents of the
various baby entrants have had one
date ringed on the calendar and
that was ' June 24 last day of the
period the last day on which cou
pons are at their highest value.
For instance, since the start of the
Derby, and up to this Saturday
night each coupon is worth a
three-mile credit. Next week, that
is from June 26 to July 1 inclusive,
each coupon counts but two miles
each. The last week of the Derby,
from July 3 to July 8, find cou
pons worth but 1 mile each:
. Now let us take for example a
one-year, new or old, subscription
to The Frahlclm'PressTUp to Sat
urday night it counts 180 miles.
Next week, the second period, that
same subscription counts but 120
miles, while the last week of the
Derby finds, it worth only 60 miles.
.July 8 the closing day of the
Baby Derby, is but a little over
two weeks away. Each parent wants
to see the honor and glory of vic
tory come to her baby. To those
parents we say that reports made
this , week will have a mighty im
portant bearing on your baby's ulti
mate .success in the Derby.
One new or renewal five-year
subscription this week counts 1200
miles. One ten-year counts 3000
plus 1000 bonus. It would be worth
your time to try for a few of
these and go zooming past the op
position. Remember, that any lead you
might have had when the first per
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Photo by Critp Studio
NANCY CAROL RAMSEY
The little Miss with the winsome
cmil is Ninrv. the four vears old
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Ramsey, Tellico. She has brown F. L. Hoilman, Franklin, and the
eyes, light brown curly hair and grandson of Mr, and Mr.s W. M.
weighs 45. pounds. Her supporters Officer, and Mrs. T. M. Hoilman,
got busy last week and . she is all of Franklin. Jackie has brown
number 12 on this week's Honor eyes, brown hair and weighs 30
Roll. We expect her to climb pounds. There's a reason he has. a
higher. confident look, see his position.,
Derby Go Down June 24 At First Pertad Endi, Aik
Exercises Honoring W. A.
Curtis At Rabun
Many people from Franklin and
Macon county are expected to at
tend exercises to be held at Ra
bun Gap, Ga., Saturday when a
marker in memory of W. A. Curtis
will be unveiled.
Dr. A. J. Richie and the com
mittee in charge of the arrange
ments have distributed the follow
ing general invitation:
"The citizens of Franklin and
Macon county are cordially invited
to a public speaking, barbecue and
basket dinner at Rabun Gap, at 11
o'clock a. m, on Saturday, June 24,
the occasion being the unveiling
of a marker in memory of W. A.
Curtis, who founded the firs! high
school at .Rabun Gap and taught
there for approximately 20 years.
"The memorial address will be
delivered by Prof. M. D. Billings,
superintendent of schools of Ma
con county, who personally knew
Mr. Curtis for a number of years.
"Since Mr. Curtis was a citizen
of Franklin during; the last decade
of his life; being dSnng that per
iod the owner and editor of The
Franklin Press, and having had
many friends here who appreciated
his worth as a citizen, the citizens
of Franklin and Macon county will
be interested in this event and are
asked to be present.
'The exercises will be held on
the grounds , where Mr. Curtis'
school .stood and on the lawn in
front of where part of the little
dwelling still stands in which he
"Remember the day and the
hour Saturday, June 24, at 11a.m.
"This invitation is extended by
the following committee and other
pupils of Mr. Curtis who are still
Z. B. Dillard
J. E. Rickman
B. R. Dillard
Mrs. W. T. York
Mrs. W. E. Powell."
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Phot bf Crisp Studio
This manly looking lad is the 18
i - -o
months old son of Mr. and Mrs.
Announced For Franklin
Teachers of the Franklin high
school have been elected. They in
clude the following :
W. II. Finley, principal; Mrs.
Marie Palmer Stewart, Miss Kath
erine Porter, Mrs. Helen L. Ma
con, Miss Annie Bailey, Miss Char
lotte Young. Mrs. Kate Moore
Rhinehart, Miss Martha Reid Bed
inger, Asheville; Mrs. Paul L.
Grist, Dillard, . Ga. ; Mrs. Nancy
Jane McCartey, Edgefield, S. C. ;
Mrs. Katherine Matter O'Neil, Miss
Elsie White, Rosman ; Miss Anna
Ruby Watkins,- Cullowhee; W. C.
Newton, Old Fort; James Conner
Hawkins, Thomasville; and E. J;
The grammar school faculty is as
Mrs. Elizabeth C. Guffey, Mrs.
Joyce Cagle, Mrs. Kate Williams,
Mrs. Elsie W. Franks, Mrs. Pearl
Hunter, Miss Margaret Slagle,
Miss Edna M. Jamison, Mrs. Lola
P. Barrington, Mrs. Margaret H.
Ramsey, Miss Mayberyl Moody,
Mrs. Bertha Smart, and Mrs. Bea
trice Mozeley Alley.
Local Scouts Take Part
In Asheville Parade
The Boy Scouts, of Franklin,
accompanied by Rev. Frank Blox
ham, took part in the parade of
the Asheville Rhododendron Fes
tival on Wednesday.
Press, To Issue
The Franklin Press and High
lands Maconian is planning a
special Summer Souvenir edition
for the issue of July 20 for the
purpose of advertising the coun
ty's resort and vacation advan
tages. The opening of Cliffside, the
recreational center that has been
developed by the Nantahala Na
tional Forest Service in co-operation
with WP A, will be featur
ed in this issue.
John C. Zauner, commercial
word-artist of Washington, D.
C, will work with the staff of
The Press in preparing the ad
vertising for this edition, and
extra wrapped copies will be
supplied for distribution to vis
itors and to advertisers for
Phot0 by Crisp Studio
Meet Miss Barbara, the two,
years old daughter of Mrs. Brooke
Hayes 6f Franklin. Mrs. J. J.
Edwards of Franklin Ls the only
living grandparent' Barbara has
brown eyes, brown hair and weighs
26 pounds. She landed way up in
eight place on this week's Honor
Roll. To help your favorite most
do it NOW!
For Derby Coupons! Help
John Moore Gets 7 To 15
Years; Injured On
Way To Prison
Johnny Moore, 20, of Franklin,
was sentenced to serve from seven
to 15 years in state's prison, Ral
eigh, by r Judge A. Hall Johnston in
Jackson county superior court in
Sylva last Thursday after he ent
ered a plea of guilty of bank , rob
The, jury in the case against Ted
West, young man of FrankKn, also
charged with bank robbery, delib
erated for six hours without reach
ing a ' verdict and a mistrial was
$853 Taken From Bank
The cases grew out of the day
light robbery of the Jackson Coun
ty bank of Sylva last April 3 when
$853 was taken. Moore and West
were arrested five hours later by
a posse at the head of Barker's
Creek in the Cowee mountains.
When the case against Moore
was called the defendant, through
his attorney, McKinley Edwards,
of Bryson City, entered a plea of
guilty. The state accepted the plea
and Judge Johnston pronounced
sentence. Moore did not take the
stand and no evidence was offered
by the state following the plea.
West, taking the stand in his
own defense, said he was not guilty.
He testified he was forced by
Moore at the point of a revolver
to accompany him after the latter
left the bank. Evidence was uitro-
duced to show that Moore entered
the bank alone and that West was
outside in a taxi. After West and
one member of the posse that
captured him had testified, the case
went to the jury, which disagreed.
Toctifjy for Stato
Testifying for the state in the
case against West were R. L.
Aerial, cashier of the bank; Mrs.
Frank Fisher, bank stenographer,
and William Fisher, assistant cash
ier. They said they did not see.
West; that Moore- entered the
bank alone, pointed a' revolver and
forced Mrs. Fisher to turn over
the money to him. Ed. Bumgarner,
a posseman, of Wilmont, also testi
fied for the state. He said that
Moore, when captured, had a re
volver and $853 on his person, but
that West was unarmed and had
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Photo by Crisp Studio
WAYNE EDWARD BE ECO
Franklin Rout 4
Here's another handsome young
ster who is going up the ladder in
the Baby Derby. Wayne is the
eleven months old son of Mr. and
Mrs. C. C. Beeco, Route 4, Frank
lin, and the grandson of Mr. and
Mrs. R. D. Brendle, Route 4, and
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Sanders,
Prentiss. He has brown eyes,
brown hair, didn't weigh in.
Your Favorite . .