jit-Mi i u CLEANUP HELP Paint Up Your Home Plant and Beautify Your Garden ,To Make Your Town Clean, Healthy and Beautiful PROGRESSIVE LIBERAL INDEPENDENT VOL. LV1, NO. IS DECISIONS IN LANDCASES Rendered In Civil Court Last Week By Judge Felix E. Alley Two of the more important 'land cases were concluded during the session of civil court which closed last Friday with Judge Felix E. Alley presiding. In the case of the Nantahala Power and Light company vs. B. P. Grant et al, the amount of compensation to the defendants was $8,962.50 for 71.7 acres of land in question. At a previous trial a $7,009 verdict was rendered. More than three days were consumed in this Case. In the case of J. F. Cooper vs. Josie Cooper Bell and husband, Adolphus R. v Bell et al, it. was ordered by the court that ' the plaintiff is the owner of one-third . interest in the land and that the defendant Annie Cooper Kirkman is the owner of two-thirds of the land. The plaintiff was assessed ; the costs. In the case of Browning vs. Green involving land title., the court rendered a decision in favor of Browning. This case consumed considerable time also. Several cases of minor impor tance were also disposed of. Cecil Pendergrass On Welfare Board Cecil Pendergrass has been ap pointed to serve on the county welfare . board in place of C. Tom Bryson who was appointed by the county commissioners a few i .weeks ago. "Qn account of his po sition , as assistant clerk to the draft board Mr. Bryson asked to be released. , No Macon Draftees On Next Three Calls Notice has been received by the local board, that no men will be called from Macon county in the next three calls, which are the 8th, 9th and 10th. It is stated that a number of volunteer,? have en listed for the next calL Ry. Express Begins Pick-Up And Delivery Franklin will welcome the news that the Railway Express company will begin to give pick-up and de livery .service within the town limits of Franklin, beginning May J, according to an announcement made yesterday by K. G. Beshears, local agent. H. B. Magill, district superin tendent, of Charlotte, visited Frank lin several weeks ago and made arrangements "to add this service for the benefit of patrons. The contract for delivery has been awarded to Joh,n Pennington, who will call for and deliver all ship ments made by Railway Express". Dr. Rogers Appointed To Examine NYA Workers Dr. W. A. Rogers has been ap pointed, county NYA physician to examine all boys and girls employ ed on NYA projects in. Macon county. According to a recent de fense ruling, a nationwide survey has been ordered of all employees of NYA to ascertain defects and disabilities. No plan has yet been formulated for treatment, but the appalling percentage of rejections of draftees is-given as the reason, for making physical examinations a part of the defense program. Dr. George Waters is State Health Representative of the -NYA. Chamber Of Commerce Information Booth Busy The past week has been a busy one at the Chamber of Commerce booth here, reports TiHery Love. secretary! During the week of Anril 21. 63 tourist cars stopped seeking information. Cars from 22 states and the Bahama Islands were here. Only one car was from North Carolina stopped which in dicates people from this state have not started vacationing. The booth did not open last year until June. No reports can be compared at this time. The membership committee has not been able to visit all places but will do so in the near future. Those joining have praised the work thus far. . Many Calls For Furnished Rooms T. T. Love, secretary of the Chamber of Commerce, reports that the in form? tion booth it receiving many inquiries from newcomers for furnished rooms and apart "tnents. He urges the listing by those who have these to rent at the booth. Vote Next Tuesday For Mayor And Aldermen Tuesday, May 6, is election day in the tow,n of Franklin for. a mayor and six' aldermen to serve for the next two years. The following names will ap pear on the ballots : For Mayor, T. D. Bryson., J. O. Harrison, R, A. Patton. For Aldermen (vote for six). T. W. Angel, Jr., M. D. Bil lings,' John Bingham, H. W. Cabe, E. Tim Calloway, E. W. Long, T. T. Love, Ben Mc Collum, John E. Rickman, Ray R. Swanson, W. C, Wilkes. According to state law the polls will be open between the hour.s of 7 a. m. and 7 p. m. . New voters registering during the last three Saturdays number 130, according to George Dean, town clerk. Bond Referendum A bond referendum ticket will request all voters to state . their position on the matter of calling a bond election for the purpose of issuing $10,000 street and sidewalk ' improvement bonds. The use of this ballot is not binding on anyone, but is only for the information of the incoming board. MAY SCHEDULE OF HOME CLUBS Home Improvement To Become County Wide Program The home demonstration clubs of Macon county will study "Re finishing Furniture" for the month of May as a follow-up of the short course which wa,s held by the House Furnishings Specialist, Miss Pauline Gordon, of State college February 13 and 14. A. number of clubs have request ed this demonstration as A part of the major project for 1941 which is "Home Improvement Within and' Without'. In addition to the study of Re finishing Fuimiture the following leaders will discuss subjects relat ing to home making. Foods Leader Breater Nutrition in Flour. Health Leader A Good Nights Sleep. Poultry Leader Poultry Sugges tions for : May. Garden Leader Garden Notes for May. Recrea-1 tion Leader Domestic Economy. The following schedule gives dates and place for the clubs in the month of Mav: Otto May 1, Mrs. Iris Hensoji. Walnut Creek May 6, Mrs. Cora Mashburn." Holly Springs May 8, Mrs. Clyde Houston. Cullasaja May 9. Mrs. Wiley Clark. Otter Creek May 12, Mrs. Anne Boone. Scaly May 15, Mrs. Bart Wilson. Iotla May 19, Mrs. Florence Mor rison. Oak Grove -May 10, . Mrs. Dwight Parrish. Cartoogechaye May 21, Mrs. Henry Slagle. Hick ory Knoll May 22, Mrs. Otto Mc Oure. West's Mill May '23, Mrs. S. C Leatherman. Stiles May 26, Mrs. Laura Byrd. Patton May 27, Mrs. Van Frazier. Union May 28, Mrs. Homer Johnson. Iotia. Otter Creek, Cartoogechaye, West's Mill and Union will hold meetings beginning at 10:30 to which a picnic lunch is ' to be brought by all members. Cancer Control Campaign Begins May 2nd The American Society for the control of cancer will start the campaign for membership Friday, May 2. Mary Evelyn Angel, Mane Dean and Sally Lou Moore and others will contact the various sec tions of town. The membership fee is $1.00; however, any donation will be appreciated. George M. Cowan, camp surgeon, will give a talk on cancer control for men on Tuesday right. May 6, at the CCC camp at Otto. This is a part of a nationwide drive and any man, woman or child, having a .symptom is urged to visit a doctor in time and help prevent the death rate which is increas ing daily. 1 Lions Club 'Changes Meeting Place The Lions Cub, at its meeting Monday night, which was held at the Panorama Courts, decided that the summer and fall meetings be changed to the Courts. A chicken dinner was enjoyed by 20 members and three guests. Some vocal talent was displayed between committee reports. The club voted to buy a baseball uni form for the Franklin team. Ben McGlamery of the Nanta bal Power and Light company, was welcomed as new member. FRANKLIN, N. C. THURSDAY, MAY 1, 1941 Candidate Thad ,D. Bryson, Jr., Franklin attorney, who' is a candidate for mayor, subject to the election next Tuesday. Since coming to Franklin from Bryson. City, Mr. Bryson has taken an active interest in the civic progress of the community serving at this time as president of the Lions Club. He served for seven years as mayor of Bryson City and one term in the General Assembly from Swain county. Mr. Bryson is the so,n of Judge Bryson, of the legal faculty of Duke University. Baldwin And Liner Buy Sloan's Market Gus Baldwin, formerly assistant manager of the local -Dixie Store, and L. B. Liner have this week purchased Sloan's Market and be gan active operation of the store Monday, April 28. .The business will be carried on under the firm .name of Baldwin and Liner Market. I,n their an nouncement in this issue the new firm states that it' will continue the same service and quality for which ' the store has been noted. The business was started in 1902, and has been operated under the Sloan name up to the present time. Mrs. Charity Rogers, Aged 89, Passes Mrs. Charity M. Rogers, 89. died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Amanda Bolick on Buck Creek, 'on Monday afternoon following an ill ness of one month. Mrs. Rogers, who had lived in Macon county all her lite, was a daughter of "the late Mr. and Mrs. I. M. Franks. She was born July 3, 1857, and was a member of the Hayesville Baptist church. Funeral services were held .Tues day afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Hayesville Baptist church in Clay county. The Rev. Lloyd Rogers, pastor, officiating. Interment in the church cemetery. . Surviving arc two daughters, Mrs. Laura Miller and Mrs. Am anda Bolick, of Buck Creek ; one son, Charley 'Rogers, of Hayesville and two brothers, James Franks, of Glcnville and- Garrett Franks, of. Buck Creek. Young Democrats" To Hear Gov. Broughton At Rally, May 3 Governor J. M. Broughton will be the principal speaker at the eleventh district Young Democratic rally in Asheville on Saturday, May -3, at The Langren hotel The J meeting will be in the form of a banquet and dance, with the gov- ernor heading an impressive roster of state and federal speakers on the program. Charlie Gold of Rutherford ton is the eleventh district chairman. , All Young Democrats are urged to attend the rally, as it is the aim of the club to make this the largest and most successful rally in the history of the club. This is the Governor's first western appearance at an occasion of this kind since his inauguration. Tickets may be purchased from the local chairman. James L. Hauser is chairman for Macon county. For Mayor Legion Auxiliary Presents Flag An American flag was presented last Friday by the American Leg ion Auxiliary to the Franklin high school in memory of 17 boys who gave their lives during the first World War. The presentation was made by Mr.s. Henry Slagle, Gold Star mother and first president of the Auxiliary. A flag pole was presented to the school by the 1941 class, Pres ident Lewis Patton making the pre sentation. Salute and pledge of the Legion was given by the entire group led by W. H. Finlcy, principal, 'he exercises closed with "God Bless America" by the senior class. Holly Springs Ball Team Off To Good Start Holly Springs baseball team played the first game of the sea son at Otto CCC camp last Satur day, coming out victorious with the score 9 to 0.. Holly Springs pitcher Deal .struck out 15 of the Otto plays with but few hits. Only two strike outs were registered for Holly Springs. Holly Springs would like to have games on Saturday afternoons. Mrs. Margaret Berry Higdon, 93, Passes Mrs. Margaret Berry Higdon, 93, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Eva C. Keener, at Higdon ville, Saturday morning. Although she had been ill for the past seven years death was the re sult of a stroke of apoplexy suf fered on Tuesday afternoon. Mrs. Higdon, a life-long resident and widely-known citizen, was born July 30, 1847. She was a daughter of the late Logan A. and Matilda Postcll Berry. She was married to Joseph H. Higdon, who preceded her in death a number of years ago. She was a member of the Sugarfork church. Funeral services were held Sun day afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. G. ,W. Davis pastor, officiated, assisted by Rev. C. F, Rogers, pas tor of the Franklin Baptist church. Interment in the Church cemetery. Pallbearers were Lyman Higdon, C T. Bryson, Albert L. Ramsey, Zeb Taylor, Harley Stewart and Jeter C Higdon. Surviving are seven children, three daughters, Mrs. John H. Fulton, of Gneiss; Mrs. Dennis C Higdon, of Webster, and Mrs. Eva C Keener, of Cullasaja and four sons, James L. Higdon, of Cullasaja; J. S. Higdon, of Sylva; Mack Higdon. of Alberta, Canada ; and T. T. Higdon. of Atlanta, Ga. Also 38 grandchildren and 36 great-grandchildren. 1 " ' - - . , Ill v 'v - ; , X-. - jy f i l l if I Faculty List Announced For 1st District Schools The following teachers, employ ed during the past year in Dis trict No. 1, which is the Frank lin district of the Macon county public schools, have been elected for 1941-42, it has been announced by Guy L. H.ouk, superintendent of Macon county ..public- schools. W. H. Finlcy, W. C. Newton, J. C. Hawkins, Dormhy Plonk, Helen Moore, Genevieve Helen White, Lois Ritter Green, Katherine M. O'Neil, Lnura katherine Porter, Marie P. Stewart, Annie Bailey, Lola P. liarrington, Mayberyl Moody, Margaret Ramsey, Virginia Ramsey, Emma B. Moseley, Edna M. Jamison, Pearl Hunter, Marga ret Slagle, Kate H. Williams, Elsie W. Franks, Elizabeth C. Guffey, and Amy Henderson. Tillery T. Love, Bess N; Stew art, Annie S. Neil, Lucile K. Wurst, Lola S. Kiser, Fannie Mae Arnold, Pearl H. Corbin, Gay P.. Teague. Lucy C. Bradley, Grace Wilkes," Kate Shope, Pauline C Holland, Norman West, Gladys Brock, Jes sie Ramsey, Lola K. Ramsey, Frank Fleming, IVtra G. Carpenter, Miss Charlotte Young, Miss Grace Car penter, Sanford Smith, Lovicia J. Moses, William G. Crawford, Kat herine K. Crawford, Gladys Pan nell, E. J. Carpenter and Myrtle Keener. S. A. Bryson, Mary Helen El more, Ina H. Duvall, Orviie Cabe, Mrs. J. C. Horsley, Mildred Mof fitt, Myrtle V. Norton, Joyce J. Cagle, Maybur H. Norton, E. G. Crawford, J. J. Mann, Blanche Howard, Nora Frank Moody, Laura Amanda Slagle, Mary Ann Angel, Martha C. Shields, Eliza beth D. Higdon, J. B. Brendle, Esther Seay, Pearl P. Stewart, Elizabeth Meadows, Nina T. Mc Coy, Marie G. Roper, Ralph Angel, Ruth Byfd, Kate Reece, Christine Browning, May . McCoy, Mattie Marie Brendle, Eunice C. Siler and Selma Dalton. The teachers for ' district No, 2 and 3, which is Otter Creek and Highlands, have not yet bee elec ted, inasmuch as these schools have several weeks to run yet. However, they will be elected in a short while and the announcements will be made later, according to a state ment from Mr. Houk. 176 PROMOTED FR0M7THGRADE (List Of Macon County Students Who Won Promotion The pupils of the Macon county schools who passed the 7th grade this term numbered 176 which is a gain of 17 over last year. Much interest has been shown in the fol lowing list released by W. H.. Fin ley, principal of the Franklin high school last Friday and posted in The Franklin Press office window. Franklin Carl Russell, Max Green, Fran ces Furr. Billy Cochrane, W. J. Mason, . Carolyn Long, Shirley Welch, Frank Holbrooks, Carolyn Leach, Hazel Keener, Margaret Moore, Phil Myers, Edward Bry son, Thad Blaine, Evelyn Boling, Dick Angel, Bobby Justice, Eu gene Waldroop, Annie Lou Hus cus,sbn, Richard Bingham, Sarah Cunningham, Billy Dean, Joan Pal mer, David Brooks, Harold Brad ley, John Dean, Steve McConnell, Kenneth Norton, Bobby Phillipps, Elmo Rogers, James Stockton, Fur man Stockton, Bobby Sutton, Ken neth Waldroop, Zenna Kate Ander son, Maye Dills, Mattie McCall, Ela Moss, Faye Dills, Robert Brinkley, Furman McConnell, Ed na Will Mashburn. Mulberry Doris Holt, Annie Will Howard, Dean Holt. Iotla Cecil Tallent, Bob Ray, Garland Woody, Dick Roland, Lewis Can iler. Junior Houston, J. L. Fouts, James Roper, Jarlcna .Tallent, Emma Tallent, Mary Liner, Carol Lee Roper, Jesse Lee Downs, Julia Higdon, Helen Gibson, Helen Du vall, Fay Ammons. Catherine Meadows, LeRoy Roper, Ruth Poindexter, Radford Jacobs, Violet Barnard. Omk Crova Morena McGaha, Rozelle McCoy, Jay Meadows, Wint Duvall, Thad Byrd, Billy Meadows, Bobby Ram sey, John E. Bradley, Edgar Smith, Dorohty Guy, Eva Nelle Clark, Sallie Morgan, Beatrice Ramsey, Ruth Smith, Cloe Smith, Violet Lakey. Lower TaMnta Neville Buchanan, Tommy Lee Rogers. - SUfU Wenoia Beck. Sallie Sue Wallace, Jeanette Harrison. Fred Halan An derson, Beulah Dills. Unio. Jack Nichols, Ray Gregory, R. $1.50 PER YEAR 61 GRADUATE AT HIGH SCHOOL Address By Dr. Hunter And Sermon By Rev. J. L. Stokes A large crowd at tended the. bac calaureate, sermon at' the';-' Macon Theatre . on Sunday --night, when the kcv. J. L. Stokes II, spoke from Genesis 3-19, "by the sweat ' of thy face shalt thou eat bread," the subject of his discussion being "Facing Reality in the Tasks of Life." ; Mrs. Henry W. Cabe Was in charge of the music and the in vocation was said by the Rev. C. F. Rogers. The scripture lesson was read and prayer offered by the Rev. A. Rut us Morgan. The commencement finals were held in the high- school auditorium on Wednesday evening when the diplomas were presented to the 61 graduates - by Guy L. Houk, super intendent of Macon county" .schools, who also introduced the guest speaker, Dr. H. T. Hunter, presi dent of Western Carolina Teach- ' ers college. Dr. Hunter spoke on the new lessons we are learning from the present world conditions, particul arly stressing three points:. First, that the hand and the head must be trained to work together, thus , stimulating each other for all tasks of life; second, the lack of me chanical training for the production of manufacturing materials needed in every phase of life, and third, "Our Democracy cannot be taken for granted." Kathryn Long, daughter of Mr, and Mrs. E. W. Long, gave the salutatory address and John H. Wasilik, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Wasilik, Jr., made the valedictory address. W. H. Finley, principal of Frank lin high .school, presented the awards to the 13 members of the graduating class who made out standing records during the past year. L. Dills, Helen -Johnson, Louise Hamby, Rebecca Smart, Betty Gregory, . Katherine Sellers. Salem Willard Holland, Clotis Gibson. Hazel Holland, Leo Stanfield, Las sie McCall. Fred Brvson. Ir Vir gil . Holland. Olive Hill Louise Hughes. Willie f ae Wil- lis, Bill Shields, Garland fc-vans. Clifton Wilkes. Higdonville Wilford Corbin, Kenneth Corbin, Velma Crisp, Frank Jr. McDowell. Walnut Creek Sam Mashburn. Oak Ridge Howell Smith. -,''. Clark. Chapel Charles Keener, Pearl Frazier, Harold Jennings. Oak Dale Elva Bryant, Avenell Ray, Bes sie Smith. Cold Mine . Evercttc McClure, Howard Southard, J. B. Keener. Burningtown Freda Edwards, Grace Kaby. Lois Slagle,. Joanna Welch, Grace Younce, Annie Burr Huggins Allison-Wat U Elsie Burch, Annie Lou Wal-' droop. . , ' '- - -' Hickory Knoll Frances Arrant, Charles Stiles, Evelyn Stiles, Hazel Stiles, Mar garet Vanhook. Liberty Agnes Shepherd. Ellijay Mamie Ammons. Academy . Margie Thomas. Pine Grove Lois Stewart. Cowee Pauline Allen, Zena Pearl Rick man. Ralph Duvall, Ruth Edwards. Henderson Rolland. Lora Alice Cabe. Dorothy Leatherman, Clara Mae Shepherd. Louise Shepherd, Helen Shepherd, Ellis Allan. Holly Sprint Earl Cabe, Roy Crisp, Dorothy Corbin. Betty Elliott. Stella Sue Parker. WUuV Mildred Beeco. Edna Mae Bren dle. Zula Ooer, Rogers Guest, Fred Kinsland. Maple Spring i Calvin Led ford. Nora Lee Led ford. Leonard Moffitt, J. L. San ders, Jr. Moon tain View Janice Reynolds, Calvin Carpen ter, Junior Curtis. Otto Joe Keener. Ned Cabe, Gilmer Henson. Guy Henson. Dean Nor ton, Cecil Seagle.