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PROGRESSIVE LIBERAL INDEPENDENT
VOL. L1V, NO. 45
FRANKLIN, N. C. THURSDAY, NOV. 9, 1939
$1.50 PER YEAR
List Of Farmers Elected
To Serve During
On October 13, ballots were
mailed to farmers of Macon coun
ty in order, that every elgible
farmer of the county could help
select the committeemen for each
township in the Agricultural Con
servation Association. The ballots
were to be returned on or before
OCtwber 25, and by this method
thfji following men were elected
?. committeemen and alternate
.'committeemen for each township
Franklin township: Chairman,
Paul Pattern ; vice chairman, C. L.
Garner; regular member, C. L.
Pendergrass; first alternate, Wiley
. Brown ; second alternate, Lawrence
Millshoal township: Chairman,
E. V. Amnions; vice chairman A.
. G. Kinsland, regular member, J.
C. Ferguson ; first alternate, J. K.
Franklin; second alternate, Jeter
Cartoogechaye township : Chair
man, Charlie Enloe; vice chairman,
John Roane; regular member, Roy
Southard; first alternate, Hez
Dills; second alternate, J. H.
Sugarfork township : Chairman,
C. W. Henderson; vice chairman,
D. M. R'ogcrs, regular member, T.
T. Henderson; first alternate, O.
C. Corbin; second alternate, W.
Smithbridge township: Chairman,
Claude Patterson, vice chairman,
J. E. Cabe; regular member, Bob
Wiggins; first alternate, W. C.
Ledbetter; second alternate, M. B.
Flats township : Chairman, M. S.
Burnette; vice chairman, J. N.
Fisher; regular member, H. C.
Miller; first alternate, Paul Grist;
second alternate, Ray Dryman.
Highlands township: Chairman,
Mack Wilson; vice chairman. E.
P. Picklesimer; regular member,
M. D. Edwards; first alternate,
H. L. Wilson; second alternate.
A C. Holt.
Burningtown township : Chair
man, Carl Morgan; vice chairman,
J. K. Kamsey; regular member. T,
"A. Wild;, first alternate, Bill Par-
rish; second alternate, Robert
Nantahala township: Chairman,
General Owenby; vice chairman,
Dave Owenby; regular member, J.
U Morgan; first alternate. Olson
Grant; second alternate, Walter
Cowee 'township : Chairman. Fred
McGaha; vice chairman, Jim . Hol-
brooks; regular member, J. C.
liryson; tirst alternate, D. A. Hall;
second alternate, Floyd Roper.
Ellijay township: Chairman, , P.
N. Moses; vice chairman, J. L.
Clark; regular member, Robert
Fulton ; first alternate, Charles
Fulton; second alternate, John
On October 28, the township delr
egates met' and the following men
were elected to serve as county
committeemen, and alternate coun
ty committeemen :
Chairman county committee, C.
S. Slagle; vice chairman county
committee, B. W. Justice; first al
ternate, W. C. Ledbetter; regular
member, Robert Fulton; second al
ternate, J. L. Clark.
Clothing, Bedding Asked
For China Sufferers
Appeal, has gone forth from all
missions in China for clothing
and bedding for the war suffer
ers in China.
A large box has been placed
in the shop of Mrs. Rcba Tes
sier, to receive donations for
It is requested that all articles
be freshly laundered or cleaned,
and that response be made at
once, so that the box may be
shipped without delay.
Scouts To Have Free
Movie Friday Evening
Parents and friends of the Frank
lin troop of Boy Scouts are cor
dially invited to be present at a
free movie Which will be given in
the agricultural building on Fri
day evening starting at 7:30 p. m.
Esso Marketers will present a very
interesting film depicting the va
rious ways of gathering the news
all through the ages right up to
the methods used in preparing the
news for the broadcasts. This will
be a talky film and some other
features will be shown.
It is hoped that many will turn
out to see this really worth while
At the close of the program a
short talk on the aims and ob
jects for the local boys will be giv
en by the Rev. Frank Bloxham.
Officials Hold Meeting
In Bryson City
; Officials and others interested in
the Red Cross in Western North
Carolina gathered in Bryson City
Tuesday, October 31, for a pre-roll
call rally. In addition to represen
tatives from' Red Cross Chapters
in the Western North Carolina
District there were officials from
the national headquarters.
The morning session was held
in the Presbyterian hut and after
the guests had been registered and
served 'refreshments of hot coffee
arid cake the meeting was called
to ; order by Warren L. Lathau,
Speakers included Mrs. T. W.
Sprinkle, field representative, of
High Point; Mrs. Julia Dyke,
special field representative, Muri
cie, lnd. ; Mrs. L, B. Moss, of
Asheville ; Rev. Harry Williams,
roll call chairman of Macon county
and Rev. Mr. Huggins, roll call
chairman of Haywood county.
A dialogue on home hygiene was
presented by. Misses Roberts and
Penland who are students in a
home hygiene class of Mrs. Robert
Gaines, public health nurse of Ma
DR. H.T. HUNTER
Local Club Hears Head
Of Teachers' College
At a special meeting on Mon
day night, November 6, the Frank
lin Lions Club gathered at Cagle's
Cafe to hear Dr. H. T. Hunter,
president of Western Carolina
Teachers' 'College at Cullowhee.
President Hunter traced the
growth-and development of the
only college in our ' part of the
state and he spoke from 17 years'
experience. He said Cullowhee dif
fered from all the other 225 state
colleges in the United States for
it is the only one out in the woods.
It was in 1923 that Mr. Hunter
decided to throw in his lot with
the struggling school of 42 college
students and 100 high school chil
dren. He based his fight for schol
astic recognition and sufficient
state funds with which to grow
and operate, on the promise that
the youth of Western North Caro
lina deserve as good education as
those in Eastern North Carolina
of any other section of the state.
To date no one has proved him
wrong and at the recent celebra
tion of the 50th anniversary of
the founding of the school, he
could point to a plant worth $1,
400,000 at Cullowhee.
But many a year passed with
his original three brick buildings
in the woods, until Mr. Hunter
worked out a 10-year building pro
gram. This was favored by a unit
ed body of legislators from West
ern North Carolina at a recent
legislative session, a helnful PWA
and WPA program and a realiza
tion by the people of Western
North Carolina that Cullowhee has
been serving them for years.
It is estimated that 85 per cent
of the teachers in Macon county
have taken some studies at West
ern North Carolina Teachers' col
lege. The hopes for the immediate
future call for recognition by the
Southern association of standard
colleges, so that work taken there
will be recognized by other col
leges when the students transfer
for additional education.
The chief item that has been
sub-standard is found to be the
salaries paid the teachers, which
was recently raised from $2100 as
top teacher pay to $2700 for a 9-
month year. A committee is sched
uled to visit Cullowhee next month
to examine the college for admit
tance to the association of colleges.
Dick Omohundro, of the West
ern Auto Supply Store, was wel
comed in as a new member. He
was accompanied by his charming
wife who was immediately made a
The Club voted a $10 donation
to the new Girl Scout house.
An invitation to Franklin Lions
and their wives to attend a ladies'
night dinner to be given by the
Clayton, Ga., Lions Club on No
vember 16 was received and unan
imously accepted, v
Postoffice To Be Open
12 to 1 Armistice Day
Postmaster T. W. Porter, Sr.,
announces that the Franklin post
office will be open for one hour,
noon to 1 p. m. on Armistice Day,
next Saturday) November 11.
Only Routine Business
For County Board
The board of county commis
sioners held their regular monthly
meeting Monday and drew the
names of jurors to .serve during
the December term of Macon su
perior court, which will convene
Monday, December 4.
No matters of importance were
presented for action by the board,
most of the day being taken up
with settlement of taxes on prop
erty to which the county had ac
quired deeds by foreclosure, and
which the owners wished to re
deem. Following are the jurors drawn
for service at the December court:
E. 1"'. Chastain, Highlands; J. L.
Gibson, Leatherman; W. W. Mc-
Connell, Franklin ; W. B. Dobson,
Route 1; Prichard Russell, Culla-
saja; Roy B. ' Vanhook, Prentiss;
Bob Southards, Route 1; C. C.
Sutton, Route 2; Fred A. Edwards,
Highlands; C W Willis, Route 3;
Lawrence Bryson, Highlands; J.
E. Buchanan, Route 2; Nathan
Pennington, Sr., Franklin; George
Gibson, Route 3; Thad Patton,
Franklin; Ed R. Mason, Route 3;
C. D. Corbin, Route 4; J. H. Sel
lers, Route 2; W. , E. Baldwin,
Route 3; G. L. Crawford, Frank
lin ; H. L. Amnions, Prentiss; M.
J. Edwards, Highlands; Jay C.
Gibson, Route 1 ; Dalton Rowland,
Route 3; L; C. Rice, Highlands;
J.. E. Taylor, Route 4; Claude Cal
loway, Highland; Gus Leach,
Franklin; Furman Welch, West's
Mill; Furman Vinson, Dillard, Ga.,
Route 1 ; W. P. Rickman, West's
Mill; Oscar Carpenter, Route 2;
Omer Elmore, Leatherman; W. D.
Elliott, Route 4; Ras Penland,
Franklin; John M. Moore, Frank
lin. Second Week
Carl Slagle, Route 1; Arthur
Dowdle, Dillard, Ga., Route 1;
Parker Adams, Ellijay; Troy Hol
land, Cullasaja; W. R. Mason,
Route 1; S. J. Kinsland, Route 4;
M. C. ThOmas, Prentiss; Prince
Curtis, Dillard, Ga., Route 1; W.
D. Neal, Aquone; P. E. Dowdle,
Route 4; Frank Hunnicutt. Route
2; J. S. Conley, Franklin; Raleigh
uuttey, Koute 1; Harley Stanfield,
Cullasaja; E. V. Ammons. Route
4; J. W. Roane, Route 1; R. L.
foindexter, Route 3.
As The World
A Brief Survey of Current
HITLER ESCAPES DEATH
Fuehrer Adolph Hitler last night
escaped by only 15 minutes an
attempted, assassination at the
birthplace of nazism in Munich
and a $200,000' government reward
for information as to identity of
the "foreign instigators" blamed
for the plot was offered imme
diately. A time bomb .exploded 15
minutes after Hitler had left the
hall where he had addressed Nazis.
Six were killed and 60 wounded in
the collapse of the building.
PEACE PROPOSAL FAILS
The offer of King Leopold of
Belgium and Queen Wilhelmina of
the Netherlands made by wire to
the three warring nations last
Tuesday to help ' find a way to'
peace has not succeeded. The Brit
ish stand to their declaration that
only the overthow of the Hitler
regime and restitution to Poland
and Czechoslovakia can , end the
war, and Hitler said last night in
his Munich speech that Germany
was prepared for a five years war.
PRESIDENT HALTS MOVE
The move of the maritime com
mission to allow American vessels
to switch registry of ships to
Panama to be operated in the war
zone by foreign crews, has been
halted by President Roosevelt,
pending further consideration. Sec
retary of State Hull opposes the
Russo-Finnish negotiations' are
delayed during the celebration of
the 22nd anniversary of the Red
Revolution. Iln a speech on Mon
day Premier Molotoff assailed re
peal of the embargo, denounced
capitalistic nations as "war mon
gers" and emphasized the "Soviet's
consistent policy of peace".
COMES NOV. 30
Governor Follows Usual
Custom In Setting
Governor lloey Tuesday followed
a precedent set by the first presi
dent and ignored oi'ie set by the
32ud in proclaiming November 30
the last Thursday in the month
as Thanksgiving day in North
Without mentioning President
Roosevelt's proclamation setting
November 23 for the observance,
Governor lloey quoted at length
from the proclamation issued 150.
years ago by George Washington
placing Thanksgiving on the last
Thursday in November.
"It is fitting and proper," he
added, "that we assemble, in .our
several places of worship on this
dedicated day to renew our allegi
ance to the ideals of the republic,
to reconsecrate ourselves to the
causes of popular government, to
acknowledge afresh our dependence
upon God, to rekindle our faith in
the everlasting spiritual values, to
barken to the high call of duty in
loyal and patriotic service, to thank
a supreme ruler for state unity and
national peace, to pray for peace
universal and for an end to war
and bloodshed all over the good
Washington' first Thanksgiving
proclamation, the governor pointed
out, recounted "the blessings for
which the people should return
thanks," and further stated the
purpose of the day, "that we may
then unite in most humbly offer
ing our prayers and supplications
to the great lord and ruler of na
tions and beseech him to pardon
our national and other transgres
sors; to erjable us all, whether in
public or private stations to per
form our several and relative du
ties properly and punctually; to
render our national government a
blessing to all the people by con
stantly being a government of
wise, just and constitutional laws
discreetly and faithfully executed
and obeyed; to protect and guide
all sovereigns and nations (espe
cially such as have shown kind
ness unto us), and to bless them
with good government, peace, and
concord; to promote the knowledge
and practice of true religion and
virtue, and the increase of science
among them and us, and generally
to grant unto all mankind such a
degree of temporal prosperity as
He alone knows to be best."
Events In State. Nation
JAPANESE AGAIN WARNED
. Ambassador Grew told the Jap
anese government last Saturday
that there was danger of economic
pressure from the U. S. if it per
sisted in its present program in
China. The commercial treaty with
this government expires next Jan
uary. WAR ZONES DECREED
Following passage of the neu
trality act by Congress last Fri
day, President Roosevelt decreed
certain combat zones where Amer
ican ships would be barred. Great
Britain "and France took immediate
steps to take advantage of the
cash and carry .provisions to be
gin shipment of planes and other
war material from American ports
in their vessels.
ITALY WARNS RUSSIA .
Italy issued a warning, last Tues
day to Russia to stay out of
the Balkans and the Danube 'basin.
CITY OF FLINT
RELEASED BY NORWAY
Announcing that the American
freighter, City of Flint under a
German prize crew had anchored
at a Norwegian port without valid
reason, Norway last Saturday in
terned the German crew and re
leased the vessel to its crew. The
freighter was seized by the German
pocket battleship Deutschland on
October 9, and was enroute from
Murmansk, Russia to Hamburg,
Germany; The ship awaits instruc
tions fcrom home as to its next
move, The Norway government had
refused Germany's demands to re
lease the prize crew and to in
tern the American vessel.
FRENCH AIR VICTORY
Nine German planes were shot
down by French aviators flying
Continued on Pag Six)
J. H. Morgan
Dies Monday At Home In
Joseph Henry Morgan, 33, farm
er and truck driver, died at his
home on Watauga, about "four
miles east of Franklin, Monday
night about 11 o'clock. Death was
caused from tuberculosis after an
illness of five months.
Mr. Morgan was a sn "f Mr.
and Mrs. Joseph Morgan, of the
Watauga community. About seven
years ago he was married to Miss
Delia Mae Goer, daughter of the
Rev. and Mrs. George A. Goer,
of Franklin Route 4.
Funeral services were held at
the Watauga Baptist church on
Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock.
The Rev. C. F. Rogers, pastor of
the Franklin Baptist church, was
in charge of the services. Burial
was in the church cemetery.
Pallbearers were : Harold and
Wallace Morgan, Paul, Max and
George Raby and J. D. Kinsland.
Surviving are the widow and
two small children, Mildred 'and
Ralph Edward; his parents and
seven brothers, Davis, Jud, John
and Claude Morgan, of Franklin
Route 4; Charles, of Philadelphia,
1 I'a.; George, of Detroit, Mich.,
and Marion, of New Jerse
Great Variety Of Articles
Made By Ladies
During the past week much in
terest has been shown in the craft
school which, was held at the
Nonah Crafts House at Cartooge
chaye. This school was a direct re
sult of a county-wide meeting of
home demonstration clubs which
was held at the county agricuV
tural building the latter part of
September. At this meeting plans
were discussed for the opening of
a craft center in the county which
would provide a ' market for the
hand made products of the women
who are members of the home
demonstration clubs. .
Mrs. Carl Slagle offered the use
of her craft house and equipment
during the week of October 30, and
volunteered to teach weaving to
all who were interested.
Miss Anna Rowe, district super
visor, instructed several pupils in
the hammering of copper articles.
Miss Florence Stalcup gave in
structions in the making of hearth
brooms. Mrs. Hunter Calloway, a
graduate of Tallulah Falls school,
taught basketry, and Mrs. Frank
Bloxham assisted, Mrs. Slagle with
Twenty-three women attended
the school during the session and
made a large variety of articles
including copper asli trays, nut
bowls, sandwich trays, fruit bowls,
paper knives, candle holders, brace
lets and hapkin clips, woven table
mats and rugs, hearth brooms and
baskets of every size and shape.
Seven women are continuing
their work at the craft house two
days each week and. at least five
have equipment with which to do
their work at home.
This school was successful and
profitable in every way, and it is
hoped that some of the material
made will be for sale on the curb
market before long.
Added interest in handcraft,
which i.s a heritage of the moun
tain people, and an increased earn
ing power will be the result of
this effort of the home demon
stration, clubs of Macon county.
Those who attended the school
include, Mrs. Tom Bingham, Mrs.
G. T. Burrell, Mrs. Van Frazier,
Mrs. Harold Moore, Miss Nora
Leach, Mrs. Tom Russell, Mrs.
Pritchard Russell, Mrs. Fred Slagle,
Mrs. T. W. Angel, Jr., Mrs. Bob
Bryson, Mrs. Frank Killian, Mrs,
J. W. Ray, Mrs. Roy Cunning
ham, Mrs. R. M. Rimmer, Miss
Amanda Slagle, and Mrs. Lou Cal
loway. Forest Service Schools
Being Conducted Here
Special schools for rangers and
other employees of the forest serv
ices are being conducted in Frank
lin this week, with attendance from
flic Chattahoochee Forest, Ga.,
Cherokee forest, Tenn., Sumter,
forest, S. C, Pisgah and Nantahala
Classes on timber scaling were
conducted on November 6, 7, and
8, by A,. J. Stricnz; and on .ero
sion control on November 8, 9 and
10 by Neville Sloan and W. I.
Stevens. The instructors are from
the staff of the regional forest
office in Atlanta. The attendance
is approximately 20,.
ROLL CALL TO
START NOV. 11
Red Cross Campaign This
Year To Be Greatest
Since World War
Faced with a growing demand
for Red Cross assistance to the
stricken Kulalions of Europe's
warring nations and a need for
strengthening its domestic opera
tions, the American Red Cross will
embark November 11 on the great
est membership campaign since the
World War, Harley R. Cabe, chair
man of Macon county Red Cross
Starting Armistice Day, the Roll
van win cxicuu iiirougn ioveinDer
"Prior to the outbreak of hos
tilities in Europe," Mr. Cabe said,
"the . American Red Cross planned,
to appeal for a million more mem
bers in an. effort to strengthen its
services in this1 country. War, how
ever, has increased the responsi
bilities of the Red Cross to the
point where even greater member
ship support is needed to meet the
appeals from abroad.
The .success of Roll Call this
year, will gauge the amount of as
sistance the American Red Cross
can give the sick and injured of
war, and the comfort that can be
brought to refugees and other non
combatants fleeing the danger
zones, Mr. Cabe said.
"At the same time, the Red
Cross must be prepared . to con
tinue its battle against human
suffering in this country," the local
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chairman said. "The Red Cross has
been constantly increasing its vol
ume of service during the past few
years. Along the nation's highways,
in the homes of the underprivileg
ed, in hospitals, military stations,
schools and at the scene of "dis
aster, the Red Cross is facing a
challenge for greater service."
The 12-month period extending
through June of this year, he
pointed out, brought to this country
the largest number of disasters in
history. Tornadoes, floods, hurri
canes, mine explosions and calamity
in its various forms struck in 157
, a i .
cuiiiiiiuuiiiea in tj siaics.
In Macon county during the past'
year the local chapter has jiaid
out the sum of $318.20 in assisting
people whose homes had been' de
stroyed by fire and in giving aid
to needy families in cases of sick
ness. The chapter works with and
follows the recommendations of the
welfare department and Mrs. R. R.
Gaines, county health nurse.
Following are the officers of
the Macon county chapter: Harley
R. Cabe, chairman; James C. Mell,
vice chairman; L. B. Liner, treas
urer; Mrs. Carl P. Cabe, secre
tary; Dr. W. E. Furr, home serv
ice secretary; Rev. Frank Blox
ham, disaster relief; Mfs. R. R.
Gaines, first aid; Rev. H. S. Wil
liams, Roll Call chairman; Mrs.
Lola P.. Barrington, Junior Red
Cross; Mrs. L, S. Conley, public
information; finance committee, L.
B. Liner, H. W. Cabe and Rey. J.
A. Flanagan. .
Membership in National Red
uu in uiviueu into iour types as
follows: annual, $1 ; contributing,
$5; sustaining, $10; and supporting,
$5. Out of each membership, '50
cents is .sent in to the national
organization with the balance ibeing
used in the local work.
The workers in Franklin, and,
throughout the county are expected 7
to start Armistice Day next Sat
...,i.. t. u ii '.t
through November 30.
The Rev. Harry S. Williams,
Roll Call chairman, is very opti
mistic as to the outlook this year
and believes that the response will
be more liberal than ever before.
Mrs. Frank Leach
Opens Sweet Shop
Mrs. Frank Leach has opened a
sweet shop on the Leach proper
ty across from the schoolhouse,
and will handle ice cream, candies
and school supplies for the school
children. . The new place opened
One Ad Sold Entire
Dog Food Shipment
The Press last week carried
the first of a series of adver
tisements for a well known dog
food, which is for sale by the
Farmers Federation, and on
Monday the manager of the
Franklin store stated ' that he
had sold all of his first ship
ment of the food, and was re
ceiving orders which he could
not fill until another lot could
be rushed to him. j
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